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THE OREGON SCOUT
JONES A CHANCEY,
CAPTAIN MINNIE HILL.
A Young .'Matron Who la Mnntcr of a raclfl
Captain II. S. Lubbock, Superintend
ing Inspector for tbo First district, re
turned recently from a tour of inspection
of steamers in tho Portland district
Since his arrival hero his attention has
been called to nn article lntoly published
in regard to what women can do and uro
doing in tho way of earning a livcll
hood. Tho article epoko of a lady who
was engineer of a steamer on tho Co
lumbia river, and, thinking that a his
tory of tho fair one might provo in
teresting, a reporter called on Captal
Lubbock with a view of learning some
thing of this paragon. Sho is not an
engineer, as was stated, but is master
of tho vessel. There is but ono othor
lady captain known in tho United
States, who has a master's liconso on
tho Mississippi river.
Tho lady commander of tho Colum
bin, wus born in Albany, Ore., in 18G5
and lived at that placo until a short
tlmo beforo hor mnrringo with Chnrlcs
Hill, which took placo in 1883. Mr.
Hill was at that time purser of tho
steamer Joseph Kellogg. Ho continued
in this position for throo years, being
assisted in his duties by his young
wife. Living economically all this tirno
they managed to savo $1,000. With
this monoy thoy purchased an old
Bchooner, and convorted hor into titrud
ing boat, putting a small ongino into
her. Airs. Hill's next step was to tako
out a second-class master's license. Sho
liad studied navigation, and had thor
oughly learned tho Columbia and Wil
Inmotto rivers while assisting hor bus
band, and sho pussod hor examination
without any trouble. Hor husband ob
tainod an engineer's liconso in Decern
bor, 188G, for tho steamer Minnie Hill
to run from Portland to Astoria, a dis
tanco of 110 miles. They then bought
a stock of goods on credit, and launched
into a trading business at tho various
points on tho Columbia rivor.
' Their venturo was crowned with suc
cess, and in tho second year their busl
ncss had assumed such proportions
that thoy woro obliged to got a largor
Btoamor, for which thoy paid $3,000,
money which liatl boon mndo by thorn
during their first yenr of trading, bo
Bldes paying off nil indebtedness. Thoy
bought tho Clatsap Chief, and on
November 20, 1887. Mrs. Captain Hill
applied for and was granted a mastor's
and pilot's license, and on that day
sho entered on hor duties as comman
dor of tho Clatsap Chief, whilo hor
husband wont on as onglnoer. A largor
stock of goods was put on board as
thoy hud found It profitable to branch
outnud tako inmorotorritory. Another
yoar followed and their fortune was
Captain Minnlo Hill and hor hus
band and their trading were known all
over tho Columbia and Willuuiotto
rivers. Tho captain hud won tho hourt
of every one by her happy disposition,
her kindly heart and charming man
ners, whilo tho engineer was equally
avoII llkod for his upright and manly
qualities. In another year they bought
tho stcamor Gonornl Nowde for $7,QQ.
Tho steamer is 111 fi-12 foot in length,
20fi-12foot beam, and hs.s a depth of
hold of Moot. I heir business is flourish'
ing greater than over. Thoy now car
ry nearly every urtlolo that can be
found ir. a general morchiiudiso store.
Engineer Hill runs tho lower deelc,
whoro ho looks after tho men's wants.
uud tho captain dickers with the women
on tho upper dock, and is said to bo an
txcolleut hand at making a shrewd
bargain. Shu steers their ship of life,
and her husband gallantly responds to
tho bolls, and "goes ahead" or "slow
down" as alio directs, and a happier
couplo is unknown. When not on the
rlvor their homo is in Portland, where
it is said they havo accumulated proper
ty to tho amount of about if 25 ,000.
Mrs. Captain Hill is a handsome
brunette, about oJ feet in height, and
weighing about 110 pounds. Sho has
tho happy faculty of making friends,
and no one is more highly thought ot
among hor largo circle of acquaintances
than is Mrs. Captain Minnlo Hill. Sun
Gas In Railway Coachos.
Tho Illinois Central Company is ex
perimenting with tho use of ordinary
lighting gas from tho city mains for
illuminating Its passenger ears. The
gas is pumped into three tanks in the
bottom of the car and compressed by
n pressure of -00 pounds to tho square
inch. Tho throo tanks hold COO cubic
feet of gas, which supply 11 lamps for
three nights' uso. A building is being
erected in Chicago, not far from tho
Illinois Central tracks, by which it is
oxpeeted that all the cars to be lighted
can bo furnlshod with their supply of
gus in one day. Tho Illumination ob
tained is free from smell, and Is much
more brilliant than that from oil lamps,
although it may bo added that If tho
quality of tho city gas Is not bettor
than that which haB frequently been
furnished in Chicago tho amount re
quired to give satisfactory lighting will
bo u good deal greutor than it should
bo. ltallwuy Ago.
Tho English ship Olan McKcnzlo
brought to Portlnnd recently tho master
and nineteen men of the bark-rigged
Liverpool vessel General Pictou, which
waa burned wilh a cargo oi coal near
Capo Horn, on tho 1-Hh of September.
Tho Pictou was valued at $85,000. ,
LARGE DISCOVERIES OP GOLD
St'llivan will not fight McCaffrey.
Tho president haa.been duck shooting
Tho National W. C. T. U. will meet
next year at Atlanta.
On Arbor day thero were 2-J, COO trees
planted in Pennsylvania.
Labor unions nnd Italians took an ac
tivo part in the Brooklyn election.
Chief Justice Smith, of the North
Carolina supreme court, is dead.
Sensational Mormon exposures aro be
ing mado in tho Salt Lako courts.
Thirty-three horses, worth $25,000,
burned to death at Louisville, Ky.
Nino hundred head of fat oxen will bo
exported from Illinois to Germany.
Northwestern ltimlermen expect
"favorable winter, with lota of snow."
Farmers of Lancaster county, Penn.,
stopped corn-husking to go after rabbits.
A premature explosion near Butte
killed six men and two others loat their
Tho words "of America" have been
dropped from tho name ot the Knights of
Labor, at.tho.request ol English mem
Tho defense has begun taking testi
mony in tho Cronin murder trial at Chi
Wanamakcr is reported to havo re
ferred disparagingly to tho civil service
uAuimiiuuuu requirements tor puuuu
Joseph Schwartz, a $f)0,000 defaulter
ir sua., l - t ' i i
iroin n. an bus ny, mm ueon arresteu in
A. D. Shaw, of Indiana, hns been ap
pointed deputy third auditor of tho
Tho silver convention ot Donver rec
ommended a silver coinago of $1,000,000
Hill City is a booming little tin town
in tho Black Hills, witli a population of
Colorado has organized a state silver
association, with Hon. II. A. W. Tabor
John W. Keely. the motor man. has
invented a gun which lie claims is supe
rior to Zalhisky'a.
Tho national basoball league has
adopted rules which will do away witli
tho sale of players.
A nnir of candelabra nnrn owned bv
Lafayette brought $450 at a New York
auction sale several dayB ago.
A new system of water sunnlv has
become necessary at Denver, and will bo
furnished by millions of Eastern capital.
TI10I0BSC8 in tho recont Trinidad. Col.,
snowstorm, ato notas scvoro as at first
supposed. Sheen men aro tho heavv
Tho Farmers' Congress is in session at
Montgomery, Ala., and are discussing
tariff and industrial questions and pro
N. J. Arkoll. the nronrietor of "The
Judge," has offered $100,000 a year for
tho uso ot tho backs of postago stamps
lor auvortising purposes.
"Black Hart." tho noted highwayman
nas maut) a coniession 01 murder ant
robbery at Bessemer, Michigan, cover
ing a milliner 01 111s exploits.
Tho naval authorities aro conducting
experiments on Chesapoako buy, to see
whothor tho fog horn or bell is tho bettor
to bo adopted lor general uso.
The Pun-Aniorican excursionists have
oinplotoil their lournev of 0000 miles
after having made tho longest continu
ous trip over miulo by 0110 train.
The lato Chicago philanthropist. John
Crerar, leaves a fortune of $:i,rU0,00O, the
t ...1 .!..!. !. 1 . .11 1 .'if.
mutt in which is ucqucaiuou 10 puuail
inropie ami educntionifl institutions.
Colonel uicereoU's daughter Eva has
married Walstou H. Brown, a New York
lawyer. The contract was merely a civil
one, no religious ceremonies being had
Tho proposed transfer of U2,000,r)00 in
nssetB aim securities 01 the bt. 1'aul
MinneuiHiliB it Manitoba to tho (treat
Northern is menaced by an injunction
Tho Methodists decided to divide their
appropriations for home and foreign
missions into -K and 00 per cent., re
spectivoly, of the total buiu at their (lis
President Green, ot tho "Western
Union, says that tho rates proposed bv
Wanamakcr would cut their annual rev
enue down to $4,000,000 less than their
Tho national missionary committee o
tho Methodist Episcopal church is in
session at Kansas City, engaged in ap
portioning $2,000,000 among tho various
iioios ot work.
Mrs. Ellen J. Foster, at tho bend of
tho iKMtlng Iowa delegation of the W. C.
r. u says thoy have received much en
ouragoinont and aupport from tho
clergy, in their step.
North Carolina mining experts aro re
ported as saying that thero is us much
gold thero as waH found in I'ul fomin
Tho opinion a based on now discoveries
m .Montgomery county.
Androw Eck. n prominent fanner of
Baintleld, Ohio, whilo drunk, froze to
eath in a snow storm. Ho wus trying
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to wane nome, niter losing his horao on
tho way by carelessness.
Tho vorry and broil of tho sneakerahin
uinvnus is kcop ing congressman awav
from Washington. November preceding
congress nuver buw bo iow congressman
out 01 1110 city aa at present.
Ex-President Cleveland ofllclatod at
tho laying of tho democratic headquar
ters building at Brooklyn. Tho ediilco
commemorates Ihomas Jefferson. It
will bo seven stories high ami cost 150.-
Four young men hav passed a credit
able examination for tho Oregon West
Point cmletship. Tho results havo Ikuii
sent to Congressman Hermann, who
will miiko an uppolntinent from one
1IOSIK AXI FA It 31.
Beware of tho Bull How to Grow Blue'
Grass Caro of tho Old-Fashioned
Sweet Pea-Small Fruit.
Willows along tho banks of a stream
greatly aid in protecting tho soil from
washing, should floods occur. WillowB
aro easily grown from cuttings.
If other work is not pressing plow the
ground for noxt year's corn, and leave it
in tho rough condition, so as to permit
life irosi 10 assist in pulverizing it. 111
tho spring it may Ue cross-plowed.
A grass plot, with no shade from the
I sun, and where flics are numerous and
diligent, is rot tbe best placo lor calves.
But if tlio calves bo kept in a dark, cool
stable during the hot days of fly time,
and turned out for the evenings and
nightflj the protection of the soiling syB
tcm will be coupled with the benefit of
exercise and feed outside.
"A now method of preserving butter,"
saya an exchange, "consists in adding to
it a very small portion oi salicylic acid,
dissolved in two parts of lactic acid and
ninety-eight parts of water. How little
salicylic acid is required to keep butter
fresh for an indefinite length of tlmo may
bo calculated from the fact that no more
than ono grain is employed for every 100
kegs of butter.
Fruit-growers in Southern Now Jersey
aro discussing the feasibility of sending
all fruit to the markets of the large cities
to be sold at auction instead of on com
mission. Thoy claim that by bo doing
tho fruit will bring tho highest prices,
and that each grower can be present,
when possible, in order to inform him
self regarding the prices obtained and the
condition of his fruit upon arrival.
President Lyon, in the Rural New
Yorker, pronounces the Erie and Law-
ton blackberries not alike. He consul
era tho Erio a hardier variety. While
there is a similarity in habit of growtl
and also in fruit, a careful comparison
win snow tliem to bo distinct. 1
season of ripening the Erie is much ear
ner man mo Lawton, tlie canes arc
more vigorous in growth and very much
Bulls are dangerous animals, and
majority of tho injuries received occur
lrom placing too much confidence
gentle bulls, which suddenly and unex
poctedly attack the attendant. A bull
will usually prove obedient when voting
but it is seldom that a fully matured
bull la safe. No bull should be kept on
a farm that has rot been '"ringed" in the
nose, and it should bo mado to work if
training is possible.
Cabbago n ants intended for nroducing
seed should bo covered liefore freezing
weather, l'laco tho cabbage head (wiU
tho greater portion of tho stalk cut
off) on the surface of tho ground, the
ground slightly raised, and cover the
head well witli dirt to protect against
irost. iiariy in tho sormg remove tho
covering, and with a sharp knife make
two cross cuts on the head, and it will
soon aond up tho Bhoots for producing
When sub-irrigation can bo practiced
(which, however, dooends on tho cost of
preparation and production), the farmer
or gardener will, in a great measure, lie
independent ot tho weather. The most
important matter is to arrango for a sup
lily of watar, which dopends on the size
of tho plot or Held to bo irrigated. Steam
pumps, Jiand pumps and wind mills are
resorted to on level land, but tho
streams, or flowing wells and springs aro
used whenever such resources can be re
sorted to. Tho practice of sub-irrigation
is liet'oming extonsivo in iKirtions of
Florida on garden plots, and is described
at length 111 ttio American Uardon, the
details of which will probably interest
many who experience the difficulties of
too much or lnsullicient ran".
If a farm is running down and tl
owner getting iioor, there is no rotation
which will turn tho tide in his favor
than rye, clover and sheep. The land is
plowed in August, and rye, at tho rate of
livo pecks to tho acre, is sown. In Sei
temper wo sow timothy seed, and in
March sow a liberal supph of clover
which germinates very earlv and bv
August is in the height of its glorv
Then tho sheep aro turned in and tho
plot of ground will not "run down" 1111
less overstocked. When this sheet
pasturo is plowed up and planted to
corn, a wonderfr.l change will bo noticed
Two crops of corn, one of outs, then
back to rye, clover, and sheep again
completes the rotation.
AVhatovor may bo said ;n favor of
fancy trellises for climbing plants, it is a
fact, that tho sweot pea really seems to
do better when given brush to clamber
over than it will on any other support
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mat wo navo ever provuieu ior 11. 11
BeeniB to havo a decided objection to
anything formal. It will not cling to a
string well. It must havo something
to lean utioii rutin r than cling alxntt. If
you want late flowers, bo sure to keep
your plants from forinin,: any seed, and
cut tho tops bak very nearly one-half
in August, giving, at the same time, a
good top dresHiig of miuiur We aro
glad to notico that this lino old flower is
becoming a f.ivorite with those who have
hUbcrto thought nothing ho desirable us
roses anil other tlowera of that class.
Waldo F. Brown, a noted Ohio fanner
and prolitlc writer on rural topics, says
tho wav he started his pasture was bv
sowing onu bushel of bluegniss seed to
the aero, and at tlio sauio tuuo seeding
heavily with a variety ot other grasses
and clover. The bluegrass mado no
show until two years later, but has leen
improving over since. Tho last piece of
bluegraes on fua farm was started by
cutting sods by the roadside and chop
ping them into pieceB about tvo inches
square, winch were dropped iroin a bas
ket about two feet apart, and stepped on
to press them in tho soil. This was on
land hist sown to oats. These pieces
grew to the sizo of dinner plates the first
year, and in a low years crowded out all
othor grasses anil formed a complete
sward. Mr. Brown believes that, taking
ono year with anotnor, a noni ot blue-
grass MVB better than any other crop.
and, at tho very least, ten acres out of
every hundred oiuht to bo occupied
A singular discovery has keen mado
n Ansoniu, Conn., by W anion Wheeler.
He Hilda that the deaths of elm treea
occurring in alarmingly largo nutiitiera
in that borough are not duo to electricity.
its 1ms been supiKmod. but to tho depre
dations of a white inaoct nltout one-quar
ter of an inch long uud no thicker than
the ordinary brass pin. Ho made the
discovery by accidentally knocking oil'
tho bark of a rivunt victim of the pest.
Other treea were then visited and were
found to bo similarly ulliictcd. It is
eared Unit tho jwst will spread over tho
ato, aa Connecticut is covered with
THE PACIFIC COAST.
FINANCIAL REPORT OF SEATTLE'S
Steamboat Enterprise on the Sound-
Wetzell Dlvoice Suit Dismissnd
Judgo lerry'B Estate The
The Southern Pacific's fences will cost
A wrestling match is on the tapis in
An eyeless baby girl is on exhibition
Portland citizens are after reckless
Several revival meetings are in pro
gress in l'ortland.
Tho late Judge lerry'a estate is ap
praised at $U-,4ob.
A 10,000 pound mill casting was re
cently made at l'ortland.
Joseph Holladay'e fine for contempt of
court at Portland was $100.
Grand Army men, of Boise, will build
a handsome memonal hall.
lhe new steamer befiome is com
pleted and about to begin work.
The Burrell farm of 1800 acres near
Colfax paid $10.8" per acre this year.
Tho Wetzell divorce suit at Portland
has been withdrawn from the courts.
The National Grange of the Patrons of
Husbandry is in session at Sacramento,
Portland has a fund of $100,000 for a
library edifice and will proceed to build,
One hundred is the usual number of
telephone wires on Portland's street
The old Mechanics' pavilion in Port
land has beeu converted into a bicycle
Tlio Union Pacific is said to be pro
jecting a railroad from Portland to
The San Francisco engagement of Gil
more's band resulted in a financial
Tacoma's exposition building is to
cover 84.000 square feet, and to cost
A lone highwayman held up the Coos
Bay stage the other day, and rifled the
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i;r. vuse, ui oeuiuu, .0 1u41.1un.-u, u,
tho coroner's jury, in the recent death of
.J one 11 inner.
The crew of tho lost vessel General
Picton havo all been reshipped at Port
land on various ships.
At Shoalwater Bay this season 10,000
salmon cases were packed, and at
Gray's Harbor 30,000.
Tho colored citizens of Portland will
celebrate the anniversary of Lincoln's
The new pipo organ of the Grace M
E. church at l'ortland is said to
marvel of beauty and perfection.
Seattle business men have raised
$75,000 for a lino of steamers to bo owned
and operated by them on tho bound
Seattle ts preparing the plans for two
new brick engine houses, to accoinnio
date their old and now lire apparatus.
The now branch of the San Francisco
nnd North Pacific railroad, from Sunta
Rosa to Sebastapol, is now opened.
A Pacific coast chamber of commerce
is being organized in ban irancisco by
representatives from various sections
S. Herrings, of Seattle, met a horrible
death by being caught in null machin
erv. Ho leaves a large family destitute
Mvron Lockwood was killed while at
tempting, as one of a party of masked
men, to rob a Chinese camp near Albina.
William H. Gray, one of Oregon's
three oldest pioneers, died in l'ortland
and was subsequently buried at Astoria.
The Uni'.ed States surveyor's steamer
llassler left. San Fnur'isoo on Monday
for a surveying trip along the southern
Julia Ward Howe, while in l'ortland,
was tendered a reception. In an inter
view she claims to bo a follower cf
Mrs. Loland Stanford has testified to
her approval of the project for purchasing
and restoring Sutter's fort, by subscrib
ing $o0U0 for tlmt purpose
Chief Joseph has been for several days
a guest of General Gibbon, at Vancou
ver, l hoy have been discussing tho
status of tho ez Porco tribe.
Leather men eav that the declino in
prices of -0 to 30 per cent, is due to over
production, brought on by the largo num
ber of new California tanneries.
Tho Vanderbilt representatives, who
havo been visiting tho toast, aro a lolly
set of fellows, always "guying" each
other about their respective towns.
new shingle mill is to bo built at
Ba lard, on bilnion bay, with a daily
apacity ol iiOO.UOO shingles, ltio binni
ng will cover oO.OOO equaro feet of
John Learv, of Seattle, promises to
bin id a steamer ior no teaii.o-iucoma
route to cost $(0,00t) and to eclipse in
mewl and elegance any now plying on
Opening pru ers in the legislative ees-
bionaat uiympu are iienvereu iv ciergv-
men who volunteer their servicea. No
provision for a salaried chaplain having
im.ui mmiii hv ilur limiH.
been mudo bj either house.
Tho length of tho terma drawn by the
Washington Biipreino court judges aro :
nders. chief justice, three years ; scon,
three years: Stilea and Dnnbur, five
ears cam, "uyi, buvuii jemo. i
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Tho Sacramento trustees declare that
f Sutter's Fort is not soon secured they
will open Btreets through it.
John W. Leo. who robbed tho railroad M.
ticket olllco at Sacramento, liaa been :
.nnt n Kin Ouentin for two years.
nVi.num -i1ithritted mi tho 4th the
fourth anniversary of tho banishment of
the Ciiint'BO from ita eorporuto limits.
Frank Cotta, a Los AngeleB saloon
civer, has disappeared from tho view
ia creditor with, it Is bollovod, a
I iityk of money.
Loss of Life in the Eiffel Tower-Tne
London Scandal-China's Emperor
in Trouble-Quiet in Samoa.
Ex-King'Milan is at Belgrade.
Spain will increase the import duty on
Tho cholera epidemic in Persia is de
Guatemala has prohibited news being
I . a
I sent abroad.
Cyprus has begun the export of barley
An international gang of burglars has
been arrested at Vienna.
Artificial coffee is manufactured on an
extensive scale in Germany.
The Peruvians recently celebrated the
birthday of President Caceres.
Belfast has established a B'rong
branch of the Knights of Labor.
The workmen in tho British govern
ment employ are now paid in silver.
Senor Atigusto Cunba has been ap
pointed minister of finance at Portugal.
Peter Jackson, the Australian colored
pugilist, is tho lion of the day at London
At a public meeting at Sydney. N. S,
W., resolutions favoring federation were
Stanley, the explorer, is expected to
reach Zanzibar about the middle of
Rome's finances are in a disordered
condition, and an official inquiry is be
It is learnedlthat Patti has been re
ceiving JE700 for each concert at Albert
Over twenty tkousand persons at
tended the opening of Barnum's circus
at London last week.
Sir Charles Dilko is determined to re
enter public life, and the liberals have
promised to assist him.
The report of the murder of Mission
ary Savage in New Guiuea is declared at
Melbourne to be untrue.
The first soil of the Nicaragua canal
waa sfhcially turned on tiie 'S2a of Octo
ber. The services were imposing.
The rise in the prico of silver m the
London market since October 1st hus
been from 42od to 44d, its present quo-
Zaldivar, who is said to have got rid of
niB pom, opponents in (Josta Kica bv
Becret assassination, is said to be in
China is arming her troops on tho Rus
sian irontier with repeating rines and
her soldiers are being drilled by German
The condition of Grand Duke Nicho
las, uncle of tho czar, is becoming worse.
The cancerous formation in his ear is
A dismtch to London from Zanzibar
confirms the report of the massacre of
'Dr. Peters by savages near Korkora,
It is estimated that 2,000,000 of people
witnessed the Loid Mayor's show at
London, the 700th anniversary of the
The bakers assembled at Hyde Park.
London, lust week, and were enthusiaii
tically favorable for a strike for shorter
hours and better pay.
A reiKirt from Shanghai savs tho em
peror, who married against his will, in
obedience to his mother, now refuses to
see either his mother or his wife.
The British government abandons the
proceedings against the members of the
London W est limd Ulub, who were
charged with abominable proceedings.
The French Canadians, according to
high authority, repudiate Premier Mer-
cier's statemcntf at Baltimore that
Canadian Catholics desire to be inde
pendent of England.
Tho United States steamer Pensacola.
with Professor Todd and the astronom
ical party to observe the solar eclipse in
Sisrrs Leone, arrived recently at Porto
Grande, St. Vincent, Capo do Verde
Great alarm is created at San Jose,
Costa Rica, at rumors that the Itodri
guietas are preparing to demand that
President Soto relinquish his authority.
and many timid residents are leaving
A Samoa dispatch savs the Germans
have gradually withdrawn their support
from Taniaseee. Tlio report of fighting
between tho followers of Mataafa and
the followers of Tamusese on the island
of Savoy is denied.
In the final wrestling match between
Bernard and Cannon, at Paris, the latter
proved tno victor, ino result caused
intense excitement. Tables were over
turned and chairs thrown nlxnit, and lor
a fow moments confusion reigned
Boulanger is reported to have left tho
Islo of Jersey, but beforo leaving ho is
sued a manifesto, declaring that the re
vision of the French constitution has
only leen postponed, and that the revo
lutionists were never more certain of ul-
ni8H0 Q'Dwyer, at Limerick, Ireland,
i.a iaa i..,i nnRtAr.il !,., fi.i-i.ii...
the vXergy of ,ho tiioceft0 to Kmat lxh8oU
firm tn nnv iversnn LMiiltv nf linwnHinn,,
or pursuing the plan of' campaign. The
uidhihi ji-i.uid m uuiioi-u uiuuu mo rigni
to abaoivo aueii persons.
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Severn! weeka ago an elevator to the
Eiffel tower fell ono hundred feet and
thirty of tho occupants were injured. It
ia Bind a doen persona lost their lives in
mo elevators since the opening of the
exposition, but tho facta havo been sup-
jiresseu vy mu autiiuriiies.
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THE PSYCHE CORNER.
A New Itlen Tor Younp Women Who Ar
Tho newest thing in tho way of
household ornamentation, decoration
nnd coziness is tho Pysclio cornor.
You do not know what it is, nor why
it is called the Pyscho knot or a Pysche
mirror? Is not Pyscho tho soul, nnd
why should tho nnmo not mean, in
connection with tho corners, the soul
of beauty? It does. Tho corner is
beautiful soulful, and when properly
filled it is filled full with tho beauty of
a beautiful woman.
A Pyscho corner is first of nil a cor
ner, if you choose to havo it a cornor.
or it is an alcove; but if you have no
available cornor and no alcove, then
you must arrango draperies so that
thoy simulate ono of theso things. If
it is an alcovo mado by n window then
tho light must bo very subtly ar
ranged to suit tho complexion of tho
modern Pyscho who is to fill tho niche,
and a basket of flowers must hang
from tho coiling. But if there is no
window, thon tho wall or walls aro cov
ered with mirrors hung about with
rich draperies, and a tiny antique
lamp that burns perfumed oil
hangs from tho colling in plnco of
flowers. Tho only piece of furniture
in this alcovo is a divan, and a
divan such as is not seen in every
house. It is long, it is low. it is broad
and it is soft. It is covered with somo
soft silken Eastern stuff, about which
clings tho faint odor of somo Arabian
perfumo. and it is heaped up with pil
lows. Theso pillows are of different
sizes. Somo aro square nnd somo
aro oblong, and thoy uro covered with
materials of different colors; but tho
tints are harmonious and blending,
and tho pillows aro all as soft as
eiderdown can make them. In front
of this delicious divan are fur rugs
and inoro cushions. Such is a Psycho
corner prepared for occupancy. Here,
then, tho most fashionable beauty re
clines on hor divan amid her many
pillows, a perfect picturo in a perfect
room thoy recoivo small attention from
frame. If thero are other women in tho
tho men, who Hock to tho divan, for
tho occupant has a decided advuntago
over all tho other women present.
A good many womon who are not
beauties havo sot up such a corner,
for it is tho most becoming thing in
tho world, making a plain woman
look almost beautiful. N. Y. Letter.
MICROBES IN A
They Infect Four Children After
of Thirty Yenrs.
Thirty-five yoars ago an opulent
family lived in one of our most beau
tiful suburbs. Two lovely children
graced tbo happy household. But
scarlet fover closed their eyes in
death. The grief-stricken mother
gather up little slips, slippers and
toys with two golden tresses, and rev
erently laid them away in a trunk as
sad but priceless mementoes of her lost
darlings. War came with its tragic
vicissitudes, nnd death tirno and
again throw us shadow over tlio
hearthstone. Finally tho placo passed
into strangers' hands.
Last year two families took it as a
summer residence. 1 ho children, six
in number, with childish curiosity, be
gan to oxplc 'T tho secret recesses of
the grand oiu house. In a closet was
found tho forgotten trunk. A touch
dissolved tho timo-corroded clasp, and
ono by ono tho sacred relics were re
moved, until a faded nowspapor was
found, which told tho pathetic story.
Half-spelling out tho meaning, they
took it to thoir mothor, who chided
their curiosity and tenderly replaced
Five days after this occurrence two
of tlio childron wero seized with scar
let fever, and forty-eight hours later
tho othor four wero attacked. Two
cases wero grave, tho others mild. All
recovered. Was the diseaso con
tracted from the trunk? I think so.
because Uioro was no other ascortain
aolo source of infection.
Moral: Silks, woolen and hair, be
ing good fomites, should not bo put
away in air-tight trunks as mementoes
of friends dying witli infectious dis
eases, because thoy may become, at
somo romoto poriod, tho stnrting point
of a wide-spreading nnd disastrous epi
demic, n calamity which was averted
in this instnnco only by complete iso
lation. Journal of Surgery.
What Irrigation Will Do.
It Is my opinion that irrigation will
bo tho mentis of doubling tho popula
tion of every Western State and Terri
tory within tho coining ten yenrs. I
firmly believe that in tho East, whero
tho rainfall is heavy, but uncertain,
irrigation will ultimately bo resorted
to In order to insure greater regular
ity of crops. Four-tenths of tho area
of tho United States, not including
Alaska, requiro Irrigation. This ter
ritory includes parts of California,
Texas. Kansas. Nebraska, Novnda.
Oregon, all of Arlzonn, Now Moxico,
Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and por
tions of Dakota and Washington.
Through this vast territory thoro flow
a numbor of streams with narrow val
loys capablo of cultivation. In theso
valleys sottlors havo taken up their
nbodo, cities havo boon built, nnd now
tho cry is for moro room. Tho room
Is thoro, and tho only thing needed to
mako tho broad sunburned plains vio
with valleys is irrigation. Tho senti
ment in favor of this mothod of re
claiming lnnds Is growing strong, and
I predict that ton yoars will witnoss a
revolution. Cor. Kansas City Times.
When n married man buttons his
suspenders on olght-ponny nails it is
suro ovidoneoYnat ho has beon disap
polntod in love Hinghamlon Houub-