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PROTECT OUR BREAD.
The machinery of the law has not been put to work
too speedily against the fraudulent use of ammonia and
alum in Baking Powders. Both health and the pocket of
the people are demanding protection. The legislatures of
New York, Illinois and Minnesota have taken this matter
of adulteration up, and especially that of Baking Powders.
It will be in the interest of public health when their sale
is made a misdemeanor in every State in the UNION, and
the penalties of the law are rigidly enforced. There is no
article of human food more wickedly adulterated than that
of Baking Powder.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder is the only pure
cream of tartar powder having a general sale that is free
from ammonia, alum or taint of any kind of impurity. It
makes the sweetest and lightest bread, biscuit and cake
that are perfectly digestible whether hot o'r cold. It costs
more to manufacture Dr. Price's than any other baking
powder. It is superior to every other known and the
standard for forty years.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder is re
ported by all authorities as free from Ammonia,
Alum, or any other adulterant. In fact, the
purity of this ideal powder has never been questioned.
Nkeleton am! Corpse Mile uy .Mile.
Muneie, Ind., i3 enjoying a sensation
Utteiulant on the opening of a houso
which hits been closed up for years anil
tho discovery of a freak perhaps as re
niarkablo as ever entered a human mind.
The house in question is a lino old brick
residence, owned in 1STG by William
Mutterhorn, a well to do German, a re
tired lumber merchant In 1878 Mutter
horn lost his wife, a very beautiful wom
an, whose loss converted him from a
genial, pleasure loving man to a morose,
misanthropical recluse. He dismissed
all of his servants and refused to admit
all visitors, even his most intimate
friends, to his home.
His health in a few years became
wretched, and one day tho unhappy man
bought a prominent lawyer of Muncie,
and announcing his intention of travel
ing for the restoration of his strength
gave him powers as his agent and in-'
structions to allow his house to remain
locked and sealed as he left it. No ono
was to enter it or even tho exteusivo
grounds surrounding it. No limit was
placed to his intended absence, and no
surprise was felt as years slipped by with
out his return
Recently, however, his heirs, conclud
ing ho was dead, had tho houso entered,
and found in ono of tho upper rooms tho
embalmed body of Mrs. Mutterhorn, ele
gantly attired and reclining on a sofa,
while at her side lay a skeleton, which
was satisfactorily identified as her hus
band's. Mutterhorn is known to havo been a
fine amateur chemist, and it is supposed
that ho privately exhumed his wife's
body, embalmed it and kept it continu
ally in his bight, till, feeling himself
about to die, ho resolved to shut himself
up with his treasure and meet death at
its side. Tlyj two poor relics were in
terred next day, followed to their final
resting place by an immense crowd.
A Handful Mini Married.
"Wo point with pride to Joseph Sehman
and Mrs. Joseph Sehman, who, until
Thursday, was -Miss Lizzie Nichols, of
Riverside, N. J. Joseph had persevered
against an overmastering weakness, and
Lizzie had trampled on a very humau
prido to an extent that wins our admira
tion. Joseph had loved Lizzie for many days,
so the report runs, and was well beloved
by Lizzio. Ho proposed in duo time,
was accepted and tho Jduy for the wed
ding arrived. With it c:ino pretty Liz
zie to tho altar. But Jo.-eph failed to
come. There were tears ami righteous
execrations and many a pretty pout.
Tho days passed, and with lein camo
explanations from Joseph. It was all
his timidity. At tho last moment his
heart failed him, and in that panic which
bashfulness will often precipitate ho lied
from tho bliss which ho longed for.
Lizzio beuignantly forgave him. The
sun shone again, and a now day for tho
nuptials was set. ' It came, but again
brought no Joseph. Auother explana
tiou was as successful as tho firt, and a
third attempt to execute the fractious
contract was as futile as tho other two.
When tho young man camo for tho
fourth time to sue for tho lady's hand,
full of humiliation for his foolish terror,
who had made her consent provisional on
their immediate marriage. Before he
had had timo to bo stricken with his un
fortunate malady ho had been pro
uounced a husband by thoiiearost minis
A t'lnuirn for IlKulUtn.
A theatre I to Im raqiuiital in Itoiniwll "af
ter t Uq of mure Hum l.NX) ywun." It U
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31. Omul's lutiiii I'lutforin.
I wonder if M. Quad took his dancing
platform with Ir.'n to New York, lie is
a crank on the subject of physical exor
cise, but he doesn't take any stock in In
dian clubs or dumbbells, lie fitted up
a small platform a few years ago in his
residence in Detroit, and whenever lie
felt tho need of physical exercise he
would take a turn at jig dancing. After
a hard d iv's work in the top story of
The Free Press building he would go
home, bring out the little platform and
dance a hoedown to the music of u pi
ano, at which his daughter presided.
After a half hour of this sort of recrea
tion and a half hour of rest supper would
be served and frequently the humorist
would dance for a few minutes later in
the ovening just before retiring. "It
beats all the gymnasiums in creation,"
he said to mo once, "and 1 havo never
found anything that suits my require
ments so well. A complete mental rest
is obtained, you see, as well as physical
exercise." Chicago Mail.
Cold Coin Scattered in lliu .Hulls.
Scattered on tho floor of a postal car
on the New York and Pittsburg rail
road, in which were tons of mail matter,
the clerks found, a week or two ago,
J310 in gold pieces of various denomina
tions. Portions of tho wrapper were
found, but not enough to identify Uio
address or serve as a clew to tho sender,
Tho one who mailed tho package doubt
less thought ho could save tho cost of
registering or else he did uot know how
to put up a package.
There is no way of identifying lost
coin, and the person in this instance who
shipped his gold in a flimsy wrapper will
probably never be able to prove his claim
to tho money now held by Undo Sam.
Tho postofiioo officials hero say that it is
a common practice for people to mail
money of large and small amounts in
common envelopes and light wrappers.
Rochester Post ISxpress.
An Odd l.uwHiiit.
Dubuque, la., is involved in litigation
concerning tho meaning of "a reasonable
amount." A year ago, when a gas plant
was purchased by this city, ono of tho
terms of sale was an agreement to fur
nish a member of the selling firm "a rea
sonable amount of gas for his own exclu
sive use, free, during the existence of
tho plant." The enterprising follow
therefore put in a large number of gas
jets and kept them burning night and
day, thus heating as well as lighting tho
house. Thousands of dollars already
have been sjient in definitely settling tho
meaning of tho term "a reasonable
amount," and it is probable thai tho
matter will go tho supremo court. Chi
Soveii lloitU in Tow of Monster ShurU.
Tho singular sight was witnessed in
tho harbor recently of a man in a small
boat making a cruise with a shark lor
I motive power. Boat after boat went to
I his assistance, until a string of seven,
i manned by twelve hands, was in tho
' procession; but the shark's movemeutu
increased with tho increased weight, ami
after leading his captors a merry danco
for a long while, he succeeded in throw
ing out the hariRHiii and effecting his en
cajxj. Wo hear that tho length of the
brute was ohtimated at being nearer
twenty than fifteen feet n customer not
to bo rashly tackled single liaudod.--Panama
Star and Herald.
A Itulllr.imUo lit hi'hool.
The other day, when the tonohar ami
pupils of district No. 7. of Clay towtudiip,
Auglaize ootinty. arrival at the Mjhuol
house tliy found a lam iuttliuuko
quietly iliMiUtf uu mum of llw iImbIm The
mly umtlur nl tho yuuiitf aultular
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GLEANERS OF FAME.
Hearken not, friend, for the resotindlnjr din
Thnt did tho l' verse mice acclnlm:
Wo nro but uli . i n In the tleld of fnmc
Whence tho inu. harvest hath been (rath
Tho sheaves of : -.ry you nro fiiln to win,
Lonn since wi-rv stored round tunny a house
Tho reapers of the vX who timely camo
Ami brought to end what none can now becin.
Vet in the stubbles of renown 'tis richt
To stop ntid cat her the remaining cars.
And curry homeward In the waning light
What hath been left us by our happier peers;
bo that, befall w hat maj , we be not quite
Famished of honor In t lie far off years.
Alfred Austin in itoston Commonwealth.
I)riT ril it Itnoiii In ii Hotel.
While I was a student at Yale an inci
dent occurred that furnished amusement
to the police for weeks. Some of us were
at the station house one winter' evening
for the purpoM if baiting out two of our
comrades who had been uriestod for sky
lurk inn. While we wens waiting, a great
hulking tramp walked in and asked the
lieutenant in charge, n rather dudisli fel
low, to give him u night's lodging. Not
satisfied with the refusal he received, he
The lieutenant soon lost patience and
said, "No one can sleep hero unless he has
committed some crime." "Is that so!1"
said the tramp: "that's pretty hard, but I
suppose 1 can help it. How will this
answer?" As he spoke ho shot out his list
and knocked the lieutenant from his stool
into the spittoons near tho .stove. "I hope
I didn't hurt you more than was neces
sary," he said, as his victim slowly picked
himself up, his hums streaming blood;
"give me as good a cell as you have, for
I'm tired and want to go to sleep." The
unfortunate lieutenant did uot hear the
end of it for months. Alien Wilson in St.
It is always interesting to know what
colors are used or selected by royal families
as being their very own. To P.ngland -the
only royal family of modern times
which bus selected it belongs scarlet, and
It must be confessed that it is a most ef
fective color The royal households of
Portugal, Prussia, Sweden" and most of
the German princes wear blue; Russia
chooses dark green; Au-trlu delights in
black and yellow. According to tho usual
belief scarlet, as the royal household color
of Kngluud, was chosen because of the red
roseof tliii Pl.intiigenets; butthisis not true.
It was taken from the Held gules of tho
royal standard and from Henry's adoption
of the scarlet dress of tho yeomen of the
In days gone by it was the privilege of
the aldermen's wives to wear scarlet
gowns, but Kuglishmeu having announced
in song and story that they never will be
slaves, the g-hcral F.nglish woman of to
day is never -o happy a.s when she has an
entire led gnu u or coat or .some touch of
the glowing color about her. New York
'lint Decay of the ISciul; lluylng Habit.
The book buying habit has fallen olT;
the pamphlet buying habit has taken its
place. The pamphlet soon finds its way to
the waste basket, which, in many cases, it
should never have risen above, and the per
manent possessions of the household arc
le.-s than they ought to be by on'e book.
The average American citizen's source of
intellectual pabulum is now tho "news
bland." It and the toy shop with piles of
pamphlet libraries at one end have too gen
erally succeeded the bookstore. The old
habit of dropping into the book store and
buying the latest good thing latest In
form or matter Is now indulged In by few
people and in relatively few places. Henry
Holt in Forum.
Violet ICji's mill Supplilri'K.
That tint of the eyes usually called
violet, which is bine in the daylight
and black at night, ought really to be
called sapphire, as the sapphire, which
is blue in the day, becomes black in
appearance when night shuts down on tho
world. Apropos of sapphires among re
cent discoveries the Montana sapphires
are found to be harder than any other of
the same stones and are found in every tint
of color known. In brilliancy they equal
the diamond, and, what is more unusual,
the stones are brilliant at. night, while the
ordinary sapphire becomes black at night.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
A New Tax.
A Danish functionary of state, desirous
of improving the financial condition of his
country, proposed to Sttireusen, the. prem
ier, to lay a lax on humau intelligence.
"Tlie more intelligent tho higher the tax,
and less in proport ion, "said our economist,
and continued, "You will sen how eager
the folks will be to pay the higher scale of
"Quite right," said the minister, "and in
acknowledgment of your ingenious sug
gestion, you shall be t he only one exempted
from the tax." Das Much fur Alio.
Tin) Jaw nl an (liter.
You can Had an example of nature's
mlaptatioii ol I he jaw to use in the case of
certain carnivore, like tho ottei a big
weasel that has acquired aquatic habits.
'J'iie jaws of such beasts are so fixed in the
socket thai dislocation is impossible. In
some instances jou cannot, even after the
animal is dead, separate the jaw from the
head. This arrangement is evidently de
signed to enable the beast to bite to the
greatest advantage without danger that
the chewing apparatus will come loose.
Crlllim mill Alitor.
Mr. Outhkiru (fci wife, who N driving
homo chickens out of the yard) Well, I
don't see why a woman can't throw a
stone. You haven't come within forty
feet of pile of those hens.
.Mrs. Outskirts I dropped my sewing In
order to drive those hens out, and I think,
instead uf standing here criticising, you
might go in and thread a few needlefuls of
bilk for me. New York Weekly.
In 1470 a detachment of fifteen men sent
from Canterbury for l ha Calais garrison,
and others fur London, wine supplied with
red "jaukuttu" of elolli, at three shillilig-l
a yard, mid having on them "rousof white
karsay" as badges. Henry VII In H85 In
stituted the yttometi of the guard, and they
were the iiucluiia of ilia pritetint standing
army of Knglaud. Tutor drn, tu it tili
ooiiliiiuiM, wan UK I
ViHtUillo!i iii ilw I,w rouiMimi fjfoni year
to jmr. Aipiit r at oim Uuu
fetittd at mi nIUiu'I uf T.uuo fw ; uuw lly
MV JHddoin fvuad l.ul.if I UdJi d.J frl.
Hod lira tmii! ti iii Vm loua ')m
at mUUUl frMlt H lil U uwl l ba tfliHM-ed
7,40) fauttiUutu 1 1.. i ivtij wtw mm
fwtilMl W7ul t ilind LmttUL
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What is the matter with our boys?
Are the public schools too much for
Not long ago one of our newly elected
congressmen notified the lad1 of his dis
trict that they were all welcome to try
for a cadetship at West Po.nt and that
the best man would get the place, irre
spective of race, color or financial con
A largo list of applicants responded,
but, strange to say, the utmost difficulty
was experienced in finding youths that
camo up to the physical standard re
quired for entrance to tho military
school. One doctor examined seven ap
plicants and found only one to whom ho
could give a clean bill of health, and
this was about the general average.
The boyscaino from the workiugelus.ses.
Many New York physicians believe
that the terrific grind that the old mol
lies of the Ixxird of education
forced upon our children in tho pu
school has much to do with the detet. -ration
of the health of the coming gen
eration. I know one public school prin
cipal that sends his boys to a private
school, and when I asked him the rea
son. "1 would uot let them go to tho
public school for the world," said he.
"I have seen the thing work for twenty
years, and I know that tho system that
exists in New York today is harmful to
any but the very sturdiest and laziest
kind of children.'
Men and brethren, are not these things
worth thinking about? New York Her
ald. A Clergyman's Strungo IHspiisr.
Tho death of the Rev. Thomas Pitts,
D. D., of Pittsburg, gives to medical
science the strangest caso ever known in
pathology. An autopsy has disclosed
that the late minister had a veritable
thorn in his brain.
Dr. Samuel Avers, the specialist on
diseases of the brain, conducted tho post
mortem. When tho skull Vas opened a
long plate was discovered. It was two
inelnis in length, three-quarters of an
inch in width, and had a very rough
surface. It was found occupying a part
of tho membraneous partition, between
the two hemispheres of tho brain. The
minister died suffering from convulsions,
which were doubtless caused by this
This also explains all that seemed un
accountablein Dr. Pitts' erratic conduct
and actions during tho last few years of
his life. Dr. Ayers said he did not be
lieve there was a similar caso in tho his
tory of medicine. As yet ho is unable
to explain the presence of this strange
growth. There is more or less bono de
posit in the brain, but why this form
was taken is still uuexpluiunblc. Cor.
Street Car Spi lull lers.
In St. Paul, where uot long ago a
brand new cable plant valued at $100,000
was consigned to tho scrap heap in order
that tho street railway company might
install electric cars on its lines, an in
genious method has been adopted for tho
laying of tho dust which in summer
tinio causes much annoyance to passen
gers. A lino of wator cars, very much
after tho fashion of tho ordinary street
sprinklers, are being built, and on each
water car will bo mounted if tank (1 by (1
and 12 feet long. Two or three cars will
be connected by hoso and attached to
tho locomotive, so that ono train can
sprinkle tho whole track. Tho journey
between St. Paul anil Minneapolis will
thus, in future, be as rapid and pleasant
as it was formerly tedious and distress
ing, and the inhabitants of those cities
nro looking forward with much satisfac
tion to tlio prospect of cool and enjoyable
travel. New York Recorder.
Costly I'oiid for a Coat.
Heated with hi.i work in tho field
Farmer Ivalbach. of Beading, hung his
vest upon a fence post. Ill ono of tho
vest pockets inclosed in a wallet were
greenbacks to tho amount of forty-one
In tho field was Mr. Kalbach's pet
goat. In tho goat's stomach, when Kal
bach returned, were tho bank bills, most
of tho wallet and a largo portion of tho
Kalbach at once slaughtered his pot
goat. All but fifteen dollars of tho
greenbacks had been properly chowed in ,
aid of his goatship's digestion. Tho ,
twenty-six dollars thus chewed was past
redumption. Philadelphia Record.
There is a strong probability that tho
romantic old town of Yuma will
pass out of existence. For years tho
track of tho Southern Pacific in tho local
iy of tho town has been entirely washed
out, or so badly damaged that thousands
of dollars had to bo expended to put it
back into condition. Last winter three
quarters of tho towiKitself was destroyed
by floods, and now the railroad contem
plates changing tho route so as to leavo
Yuma off the line by crossing tho river
several miles north of tho old site. Santa
Ana (Cal.) Press.
Great improvement has recently been
made in tho manufacture of glass for
optical instruments by means of tho ad
dition to tho ordinary materials of phos
phorous and chlorine, which in bomo yet
unexplained way cause tho glass to bo
very much more transparent and enable
it to receive a much higher degree of
Iiolish than any optical glass hitherto
Louis Whitootub, of Dayton, O., has
for three years biiflerwl from a painful
but obsouro stomach ailment. Dr. Weis
gave him an Hiuulio, wliioh disclosed
that a froy had Won tho cause of tho
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ottitily fur nuuloJiiuif thv lilt uf work-
, iimmi kitUI in mm diwtsUH' alenwidw
: of tun m mount iliunbuiad k4 iIIvuIimmU
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for MM hum luJip bluafcuiu into Hl(w
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Old Story of u Cuptlrr TrueJin Thnt
We May Inipinie Our Condition.
From somewhere comes an old story of
a prisoner. This man was chained in a
cell, hound hand and foot. Scant motion
his chains allowed, he l ould scarcely move
a limb, and his ilaysittid nights he spent in
lament hm his miserable fate.
His captor sent him a bniom with the
message. "Sweep your cell and you shall
liefree." Freel The matr laughed sent n
fully What power had he to sweep h,s
cell? lie could but move his hands a little
to and fro
Came the message again, "Sweep your
cell and yon shall he five." I)eswnringl
and with a bitter smile, the man took his
bnwtii, and as well mm he could cleared the
place at his feet. Ills strokes were feeble
and uncertain, but as he swept, lo. Un
chains hung lighter on his arms' lie
moved them more fn-ely. The lontc uti
used uitwles began to work. Iouger and
longer grew his strokes, larger and larger
the space he clivilvd, faintly and mure
faintly he felt the weight of his fetleis
Filled with wonder and joy he ro-e slow U
to his feet, and with an almost forgotten
energy walked Ixick and forth, sweeping
now with a glad haste which soon brought
Throughout the world are many such
prisoners prisoners none the less that the
walls of their evils are invisible, and to tin
eyes of others the cap) Ives walk as free men
up and down Itencath the open sky. We
are bound fast and sure, and by chains
which encircle our bodice anil souls more
firmly than bands of iron. Sometimes the
chains have (wen forged by love, and we
would not break them if wooouhl, for w hi a
we try thev eift into our hearts as a knife,
and liberty purclm-cd with a bleeding heart
isdearly bought; sometimes they are forged
by circumstances whoe chains are light
and slender, but strong; sometimes by ne
ces-ily. whose bondage Is hard and sore,
sometimes by fear of ridicule; often, how
very often, y our own reluctance and pro
These are the hardest of all to break
They may stretch, but afterward they
tighten the quire, and though prone to the
earth, we mourn our incapacity, we lose
daily the strength to break the chains
which daily drag more and more heavil.
Our virtue is gone, we cry. Why mock us
with hopes we can never realize? Let ih
lie here until we die.
(ii'iiul that the power to sweep the w hole
cell is gone. What thunf Cannot wefnove
a little to and fro' Kuniigh to clear the
space at our tcct, Kunugli to brush away a
t ri lie of the dust which clouds our ees,
that more light may fall through. It U
true we may never do the great deeds of
which we once dreamed. Few are the
blessed hands to whom it is given lo sweep
a broad path wnere the feet of others may
walk securely, but the spot, t hough small
and cramped, to which we are chained
might, be made ptuvr and brighter because
it Is we wlio are chained there.
And as we strive --who can tell? It may
be a strange strength will stir in our long
fettered limb.s a mystical grace may rest
on the determined ell'ort to break the bonds
of a lifelong 'repression It may he that
the strokes will grow stronger and braver
That wider and wider may become the cir
cle w e can reach. It might even he that
somewhere, perhaps near, perhaps afar oil',
a prisoner as hopeless and desolate a.s ever
wo have felt will see the struggle, and into
his heart It will put fresh courage. For
every prisoner who sits today grieving si
leutly his wasted captivity, his forlorn
helplessness, there Is a message, "Sweep!
that way lies fieedonil" Harper's Bazar.
Tim Harden of I'den.
The true site of the Garden of Fden has
been the subject of almost endless con
jecture. The three continents of the Old
World have been gone over by theologians
in a vain search for its most probable loca
tion. From China to t ho Canary Islands,
from the Mountains of the Moon to the
coast of the Baltic, each country has been
the subject of search, and no spot sup
posed to correspond in the slightest degree
to tlie bcripturai description ol tlio ursc
abode of the humau race has been left uu
The most ancient opinion, which is given
by Josephus, is that it was in the country
which lies between the (Jnuges ami tho
Nile. This view imagines Fden as being
a very widely extended territory, embrac
ing all of the country from the Indus on
tlio east to the Nile on the west.
As the "Garden'' Is said to have been
"eastward in Udell," It' is placed definitely
in the valley of the Kuphrntcs. Yon Hum
mer, the famous Oriental scholar, places
P.dcn in I taenia, others locate It in Babylo
nia, at the cpulluence of the Bupliratcs
and the Tigris'.
Captain Wllford, a profound student of
Hindoo antiquities, has labored to locate
Kden in Bamlaii, south of tho Koosh range
of mountains. Bullmau puts it down in
India, Heider, In his "History of Man
kind," identifies it with the Vale of Cash
mere; tlie Orientals (many sects of them) be
lieve t hat it was on the Isle ol Ceylon, while
the Greeks place it at Beth-Kden, on Leba
non. St. Louis Republic.
Ciurliil it Mine in llor Hand.
A Portland lady was observed walking
down Congress anil Middle streets with a
shoe in her hand. As the shoe was not
wrapped up and as the lady carried it with
much nonchalance, some little attention
was attracted. Asa matter of fact It was
a caso of absent inlniledness. She went
into a shoe store, laid down her wallet,
rather a long and large one, and looked at
some footwear When she went out she
took up a shoe instead of her wallet and
can-led It in a manner described above, lie
lug much astonished, when she made her
next purchase, to find that her wallet had
changed to a shoe. Portland Advertiser.
Tilt) (ieulirlii If line) moon.
A newly married couple from the coun
try created considerable merriment at
Buona Vista a few days ago. They had
married the day before at Cordele, and
were on thulr way to Moore's mill, where
the man works They promenaded lie
town hand in hand, and when the noon
hour arrived they repaired to Clements A:
McCall's store. Both occupied the same
chair the tutui sitting down first and
dined on uhcoe and crackers, spiced Wltu
kisses. Savannah News.
Teapoy In In Kiiglaud often m punned to
have conneuilnii with tea; but It hint no
morn than uruMin ' tartar hno with Crlin
Turtary. It U a word of Aiiulo-ludlaii Im-portatlun-vtr...
lipui, an urdu or Anglo
Indian corniptlun of the PuralHii ullial, trl
M jrhaM Ut mvoi.) loiifiulon with nen
Hjyt, ami iHiwuiiitf a tUrm IhkuI table, or
lhol tfttimrttll) II Vil.
WiiHlvd llr tMilnl,
CflHMii) !uuu"--. l" ywi UiKb HiU
TWlnraala titii'-iiitrl4i)lyl ar
llyfyim't uu! Ui witlwui tint l
AMMONIA AND SUICIDES.
One of Uio Mont CerlHln Agent for
Ciiiixlni; llrittli !' blow l'iloiilnx
Of the number of those seeking sui
cide bv swallowing some form of poison,
ptobably there are few who have sought
to kill themselves by means of aiumon a .
Nevertheless ammonia, although it is t?.e
active agent in most of the salts sc Id to
women fur their gilt decorated and per
fumed scent bottles, is poisonous wl.cr.
taken internally in a concentrated fir.ij.
To attest this there have been recent y
in New York several cases, the most r
cent being that of Herman Harowitz, t
which Deputy Coroner Jenkins said t liar
death took "place in a comparativeiv
short time after the ammonia was take.
In another cafe, that of a child, Dr. ,!t -kins
said death icsiilted in five niintitt
after swallow ii.g the ammonia solutio t.
There are on record also ea.n's rf sli-w,
poisoning from aiMiionia adinini-ten
with intent to commit murder. I urtln r
more, the appearance of workmen a
guano factories, where ammonia is set frtc
by grinding guano, has been noted, nrd
in every case there is an untnistaknl V
system of poisoning. This is discolir v
tion of the skin of the face, which as
sutnes a blotched, dirty appcararut
First to take on this appearance is the
skin of the nose and forehead. AuU (
sies of those who ie from ammonia jx -soiling
teveal a dark hue on the nniu is
membrane lining the stotnurh and nit
As an asptit for causing death by slow
poisoning, ammonia is one of the u. -t
certain and most difficult of detectK t
owing to its volatile natute. Tins rpu'
ity has led physicians to beueve tl :it
so'nio of the mysterious deaths that haw
taken place in tlie history of moder-iiu i
media-val crime are due to luiitnoni i. It
is known now that months have i inpsii
between the first symptoms of s-ikmf-and
the death of a "person from amnion .
poisoning. On the other hum!, deal'
lias resulted in four minutes from t i
time a large draught of ammonia l a
been swallowed. It has been found Uu
cases of gradual absorption of umtuon-.t.
in the human system that there is a gen
eral (diminution of healthy oxidation of
the blood and a consequent lowering r I
the txxlily strength. In tho cases of in.
mediate "poisoning, death conns with
frightful agony, as in the case of liar
wilz. Blood gushed from his nose nut'
Statistics in Fngland put ammoim.
thirteenth in frequency in the list of
noisons. Alexander Winter Blvth, med
ical ollicor of health in the St. Marylu
bono district, lmilon, cites thirty cast
or poisoning by ammonia swallowed for
the purpose of committing suicide, or
administered with tho purpose of com
mitting murder, or nbnurhed uucnmsc mut
In in food Of tho suicidal cases six were
fatal." Of twenly accidental cases twelve
were fatal. Ol cases of murder with
aniinonia, Dr. Blyth notes two, lioth ot
them children." New York Sun
Conscious Clover lllossoin.
Tho subterranean clover has boon
driven by its numerous enemies to talco
refugoat last in a very remarkable anil
almost unique mode of protecting its off
spring. This particular kind of clover
affects smooth and closo cropped hill
sides, where tho sheep nibble down tho
grass and other herbage almost as fast ua
it springs up again.
Now, clover seeds resemble their allies
of tho pea and bean tribes in being ex
ceedingly rich in starch and other valu
able foodstuffs. Hence they nro much,
sought after by tlio inquiring shtx'-p,.
which eat them off wherever found its
exceptionally nutritious anil dainty mor
sels. Under these circumstances tho
subterranean clover has learnt to pro
duce small heads of bloom, pressed closo
to tho ground, in which only tho outer
flowers are perfect and fertile, while tho
inner ones aro transformed into tiuy.
w riggl 1 1 1 g cor 1c screws.
As soon as tho fertile flowers havo be
gun lo set their seed, by tho kind aid of
tho bees, tiio whole stem bends down
ward, automatically, of its own accord;
tho littlo corkscrew's then worm their
way into tho turf beneath, and tho poda
ripen and mature in the actual soil it
self, where no prying ewe can poko an
inquisitive nose to grub them up and de
Cases liko this point in certain ways to
tho absolute high water mark of vegeta
ble ingenuity; they go nearest of all In
tlio plant world to tho similitude of con
scious animal intelligence. Minnenpolia
Tried lo Kilt I'oi-ly-elL'lil Ilaiiiiium.
A banana eating contest was tho prin
cipal attraction. A young fellow em
ployed in tho freight depot undertook to
eat four dozen bananas, one after an
other, upon a wager amounting to the
price of the fruit. IIo succeeded in
stowing away fifteen without much diffi
culty, and although he did not appear to
bo desperately hungry after that, he
persevered until tho twenty-third ba
nana had disappeared down his throat.
At this point ho retired from tho contest
as gracefully as circumstances would
permit, and after paying the bills for
the gastronomic exhibition and tho ba
nanas which tho audience had disposed
of, departed a wiser if not n Hadder man.
-KconofN. II.) Sentinel.
A Sniull Know Sjtorm.
La Nature, a French journal of fcci
enco, relates that a gentleman who waa
walking rapidly along tho street on u
cold, fair day, and had by violent ex
ercise brought himself into n couditioa
of profuse perspiration, took off his tail
hat in saluting a friend.
As ho did so lie was astonished to feel
what was apparently slight fallof snow
upon his head. Upon passing his hand
over his head lie found several unmis
takable flakes of snow thero.
ItisHiipposed that the freezing outer
air condensed tlio moist warm air within
tho gentleman's tall hat so suddenly thnt
a veritable enow storm of miniature pro
portions was produced upon his head.
I llrlril tvllh III Jlotlmr.
A Toledo society woman has played ft
good jolte oil hur son by iittciidinu
swell private muquorade mid allowing
him to flirt with Iwr; nay, more, ask for
a klw without Iho faintcit Diiipleloii on
tliu ymuiK man' part it to who the fair
clmruiur wju. lie followed Itor IhmI
tho entire evening, nm! when Um Uww
for uiiiinwMnn imiiiu wiim t Ur Uh
rftMly to uuhili the Hit kIIwi. Ium
lug IiU olitii;nii, CluulauJ wwl4.