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About The enterprise. (Oregon City, Or.) 188?-1891 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 20, 1890)
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Two Dollars per year j One Dollar for
oil months; Fifty Cents for three
months. Kinglo copied Five Cents.
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COWING & COWING,
ATTOENEYS AT LAW.
All lf l ullnt Hltft l.n.l iittn
OKK.gDN CITY. ORKiiOK
C. D. Jt D. C. LATOURETTE,
ATTOEMEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW.
VMX HrMKKT, OKK(iOM CITV, OHKOnW.
Furnfth Ahatraru of TUIf. lAan Mniirjr. Fr
ci Murifitff. ami trauaacl urnvral
G. E. HAYES,
f ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY PUBLIC,
'Oroeon, City. Oroe;on.
I Oflirt up lUIrt near Court lloiii
Attorney at Law.
Oregon City, Oregon.
Land Business a Specialty
T. A. McllKIDE. A. , llUKMHKIl,
McBRIDE & DRESSER.
Attorneys at Law.
(Jiln-e In Ju'Kiir Blmi, Oriyoti City, Or.
A I. KKYK. NIHMKY HMII'll
FRYE & SMITH,
Civil Engineers and Surveyors
OH'we nearly opoile Court IIoiihh.
OKKiiUN CITY, OUKUON.
Work I'i'oiiiptly Allcmli'd to
H. E. FERRIN, M. D.,
HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Oregon City, Oregon.
Omi ii i aiulra In Hank Mock ln.nl tilth
J. W. POWELL, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
Ollird ut Clmriiiuii A Cu' OriiK Hlore
OIUXioN CITY, OHKOON.
jr WlllTir W. A. WIIITK.
actlcal Architects $ Builders.
Ill iimritr iilana. lvatl'Ui, worklin d-
', ami ii'lfli'tlom (or all klii'la nl hiillil-
Min'ctal altfitliiii (flvfii to m'Hirrii col-
r.. MlimnlCI llirUIHncU on Hliiil.-i.iiou,
Call ou or ajilrau WIII1K. HKUK.,
Orun City, Ogo
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50 Feet, 6 Inches
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liitili 'r, lint t will mill m
now Imiii In aitvii llui inn,'im
tif moving tlit'Hi. Cull kihI
Inducements I Offer,
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In Ndw cloitn iiixk mi my uKI li-.
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SJlilorCASH nr 03118 INSTALLMENT PLAN.
Ail.lr.-ni At Oregon City, Ore.
IVtir .IcMirititC WixhI Tur!iiiit, l'I
tvrtu, llrrkrt, or
Shop Carpenter's Work
Will bo Suilisl by Calliii on Mm.
Doors, Windows and Blinds
Or. H. BESTOW,
4TUi. Ilia ('onrvtiuiial C'hurcii.
Waaa Haby waa alrk. wt a bar Caatorl.
Whaa ah wa a CtlM, aha orUd for Caalorl.
Wbaa aha Imowm Hlaa, ah clunf U Caatarla.
a,W alia bad CUldrra, ab (a.a ihem Caatorl.
Wai.i.ino A Jaiiihcii, l'ruin.,
CROWERS AND DEALERS
Fruit and Ornamental Trees,
Grape Vines, Small
NurHflry four nillttn Imlow Oregon ('ily,
on Hid Ohwco roiul.
Culttluifiie muilcil fixe on uiiliciitlun,
' AililrdNN all orilcra to
WALLING & JARISCH,
For aula, ht $10 per acre, 1H0 aurna ol
tlirilinr luml ; ubont 25 acrcH nIi tlinhnr,
V4 niilur) from K. H. atalion, 2 mllea
from aiiw mill on Unek C'reelt j aplnndld
lund and timber; lavnl; term fliwy.
Aik MoUown At Uom.
nil or Orp;
BANK OF OREGON CITY
Paid up Capital $50,000.
I'mkmuknt THOMAS ('II All MAN.
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Masa.iku K. I.. KASTIIAM.
i,iHi.lii ruralvdil iililwl In mhvefe.
AiHMr. bill Hint Hnma ilUomuiUil
('.unity uil iilty ntnrrititiA IhiiiIi.
I. mil. mlt mi nvalUlilr .rourlljl,
rnUpoltiiii. inttlfi .rmnillr.
Iirafli Kilil im I'urll.n.l, Halt Kraiiflwa.CliIra
(ii, w lurk, ami all riutial vlilM ul u
lljmitilc aiolithtu mlil no fiuilaii4, aa
Ktaui'i.i'o, Clilcaa.i ami AfW Yurk.
hmi Hi 01 time deposit it follows:
r.r thru la.nith.. 4 'r frnK .r aniliiat.
r..r Htmiiliii. o iitif titii. aaiiiim
Fur U wiiniha, I 'r riil. ir auiiiiw.
Tim crU(lc'iM nl 1iuili a,ah t.m rt
waiul. bill luiara.i l.irlalia.1 II 4rawn kaliirt
mi nl taria ul aaHial',.
AIR CUTING flHAMrOOING
MR DYEING fjlNGL'lNG.
Sharp UazoiH A Clean Towels
I.mliea' mul t lii'.dreiia' Itniroutting
I lot or colli Imtli at aty time.
25cts. BATHS 25cts.
Opposite the post Office.
If vou am m iim-iI of a llatlinaa, Haddl.
Hri.lle, or licpaira, you ran aava money
iiy -alliti on aia.
Kina ttiiatht v llarnruHia and Sim k Had
dlea int.lp lo or.li-r.
Wliftlirr y ni ant ( Imyor not l n
n town cull on mu.
Tie Blue Front
Nrit to lU'tirv Cot'ka'a I.iry Hub la
FOR FIRST CLASS LUMBER
Geo. S McCord's Mill
on Ml. I'lruaatit 'J) luilci lotith of
"Moannraa ia often confouiulcd
with economy, ami (rencroHity with
wflato, but they re fur apart.
Mrantteaa in thi fruit of ininerli
ncKfl nnl aeltlshiicM. Kconoiny in
tin fruit of the nohlnt iilea of
(friif roxity ami uiiMclliluiran. An
nconoinii-ftl H'run anve on rihbona
and gewawa. to havo a iiirjhi for
lii'tiutii'etice ami iiiifoIIihIi nirHiie,
Kconoiny i a luty; meanneia it a
ain. There in no true nencroiity
Unit ia detached from economy."
The following converaution, over
hritrd hetwern two women on a
horite-cnr, illuatrated a very popular
ideaof no-callud " meaniuW
" Pid you iee Mm. K. at the en
turtiiiiiuif nt lam nifjht?"
" Vum, I did, and didn't the liKik
"I thought to. I've wueit liitr
wear that plain Murk hi Ik a a dozen
"Yea; and that Unmet of hern!
Why, it never coat nix dolluril"
"And no jewelry at all."
" No; and they any ilio is worth
fully half a million."
" Well, I call it downright mean
neB for any one to drena lika that
when they can drrHH lM'tter. Why,
you and I were drewed lmtter than
" Indeed we were.
"And they Huy Mth. K. in clone
and aaving about everything. 8he
ia awfully afraid her Herviinta will
waHte aomething, and nlie never lay 8
out a dollar for lota of thing you
and I wouldn't heoitnto about buy
ing, even if our IiiihIhuhIh are on nul
ariea." " Iduelare, I liateaiieh atingineHH,
What do you auppoao innkoH her ao
The cane, of Mm. K.'n ao-eiillod
" iniaerlineaH" ia given in the fol
lowing extraet lately taken from a
paper publmhed in the city in
which alio lives:
" Mm. H. Ii, K had jiiHt given
ten thoimand dollara to the fund be
ing rawed for the Orphan'H Homo
in this city. The aame goncruiiH
and noble-minded lady ? liaa, aluo
given ten thoiiHand dollar! towafda
an institution for the education of
poor boys and girla. Ilor conatant
oharitiea in other direetiona are
aid to be ver large,"
A t'uiijnrla Trlik.
The performer, ataiidtng on the
ntnge, aika aevoral periont in the
audienov to write each aneutouee on
a alip of pa and aeal it in ait rn
velope. Of courae thfl itationery
ia furniahed and afterwarda collect-
ed. One of the audiaiice In a con
federate, and write a aentenee
agreed iikiii beforehand. When the
aiataut gma through the houae
gathering up the euvel pe the rati'
federate' contribution ia carefully
put where it will U the laat ono of
the lot to 'jo taken up. The per
former pick out an envelop' and
after feeling it, with much cere-
ninny pronounce the aenteiua
agreiil upon, and the confederate in
the audience acknowledge that he
wrote it. To confirm thi the r
former tear Mn the envelope and
r'ta the Kenteuce a though he
found it on the encloaed paer,
which in reality ia another man'
entence, which he readn, and then
picking up another envelope and
fumbling it over, he call out the
ftcutcucehc ha juatread. Tha one
who wrote it ay it i right, the o
erator tear oH-n the euvelojH, read
what i in it, and proceed in that
way through the lot.
i Artlflrlal llutlrr.
I'lant of maihiuery have Ihhmi
erected indermany for the making
of artificial butter from the oil of
the cocoauul. At Manhetm a Min
gle factory turn out ti.000 Hiund
of the product a day. Tha cocna
nut butter contain TO j-r cent, of
fat; the rent ia organic matter, near
ly half being albumen. African, lira
iilittn and South Sa Inland cvx'oa
liuta are uanl. The iuduxtry i Ira
coming profitable, and tha I'nited
State conul at Mannheim recom
mend that it Ui darted in thi
Why not? ltratilian cocoannt
are nearer to ui than to (iertnanj,
if there were facilitiea for "hipping.
There i tomething culiarly a
tiiing and aenthetic in the tho't
of cocoanut butter. Vegetable oil
are preferable to animal oil for
food; they are cleaner than animal
fat and oil can be. There! no
unp)eant flavor about them, auch
an i tomctimra found in milk and
butter from the food the cow ha
atcu. Cocoanut oil ha a faint,
weet odor of iti own, grateful to
both intell and taite. I'acific
The Seattle I're ay there i in
Waahington an area of about 2o00
mile FHjuare, hut in by the Olympic
mountain, which hn never been
traveraed by either white men or
Indian. The Olympic mountain
riae from the level country within
ten to fifteen mile of the trait of
Sail Juan de Fuca in the north, the
Pauific ocean in the wct, Hood'
canal in the caat and the ban in of
the (uinault lake in the aouth,
reaching a bight of (1000 or 8000
feet, and inloing thi vat unex
plored region. It certainly aeem
M range that nothing uliould be
known at the prencnt timo of thi
great ana, and there i a fine op
ortunity for explorer to acquire
fame by Mtnetrating the veil of
niyitery in which it ia wrapped.
Thouiai Jefferson fell into the eu
rioua error of believing that the
United State could bring any coun
try toreiiHon by waging a commer
cial war again t it. He believed
that the commerce of the Unitod
State could be turned into one
channel or another by the authori
ty of the government, and that by
merely (impending trade relation
with any country he could mike the
power of hi country felt aoaevercly
a to crurih opKmition. In purau
ance ot thi belief he endeavored to
abolinh the navy and to cripple the
army. In pnrunnco of thi belief,
ho declared an embargo againit
(Ireat Hritnin, and permuted in it
until his country waa alinoat ruined.
Until hi death he never realized thfl
truth that inatuad of weakening
(ireat llritain alone he waa weaken
ing both countricH in an equal de
gree. . . -
Could Net (Je On.
" Johnny," anid the teacher, "you
may Hiell Barcophagu."
" 8-a-r, aar"
" That'll very good for a Btart."
" S-a-r, eur "
" Well, why don't yon go on and
" 'Ciiiiho I can't."
" I'm apell-bound." Merchant
The Cat Killed the Kuifle In Midair.
The Union I'neifle lleennya: One
day a cat wa trotting out toward
the bam, carrying in her teeth a
piece of meat for her young, A
bald eagle, which had been in the
habit of hovering over the place,
(uddenly deicended Ukiii puaiy and
whirled her upward in a rapid ver
tical Might. The path of aitcftut, to
the eye of a spectator watching the
scene, wa clearly indicated by looae
feather violently touted from the
Hiint of combat.
In time the struggling pair at
tained a giddy eminence, and came
toaatandatill in the sky. The ea
gle' wluga had droped now and
then, and ho had given plain evi
dence of pain and terror, yet not
once had hi awful grip aparcd
At length a descent waa begun,
with a rapidity which every moment
increased, and the two animal
struck the ground at the very xiut
where they had first encountered
eaeh other; but the eagle waidead,
and pussy, a loon as the felt terra
firma beneath her feet, shot away
for the barn, still carrying her bit
Investigation proved that the cat
had cut the eaglo'i throat, and so
lacerated hi breast that his body
wa literally laid ojien. After his
death in midair, however, she had
lieen too clever to relax her hold,
and thu fall to the ground, but had
let her enemy serve as a parachute
to ease the ileneent. At last accounts
pussy was none the worse for her
n rial llight and battle.
A test of the Itrush electric motor
plant for operating the Nevada mill
of sixty stamps, and the full com
plement of pans waa made recently
and found to work to the entire sat
isfaction of the mine ownera. The
plant is the largest in the world, and
transmits on copicr wires tin cr
generated in the dynamo chamber,
which is located on the Sutro tun
nel level of thel'hollur incline, lOliO
feet U low the surface, to the motor
room located on the surface, a total
distance of '2'W feet. The dyna
mo are operated by Helton wheel
driven by a volume of 187 inches
of water (lowing down the shaft
through ten-inch iron pipes. Sixty
three and one third per cent, of the
power generated is landed iu the
lurfuco motor. The plant ha been
In constant operation for three
Meat Hate the lair.
The question ba lieen raised
whether there ia time to get up a
World's Fair between thi and
1812. The question should not
have been raised. We must have
the fair in that year because Coin tu
bus did not discover America in
H'.l.t, or 1491, or 1-11)5, but in 1402.
There are IkhiiuI to be celebrations
of a literary and historical charac
ter on the anniversary of Colum
bus' arrival, and it would not look
well to have the main celebration
lagging along a year or two behind.
The American eoplo havo got to
get up and hump themselves and
hold the fair, and Chicago is marked
out as the center of the "hump."
The ('later Dodder.
We see from our exchange that
tho dodder has been Introduced into
some counties in Missouri by clover
seed bought in the St. IiOui market,
and the remit has been the total
destruction of the crop, says tho Io
wa Homestead. The clover dodder
is a curiosity. It grows from a seed,
starts in the soil, catohei on to clo
ver and winds and twists itself round
and round, then reaches to another
stalk, and to on, till' it has entirely
covered the field and in time
smother out the whole crop. After
it catches on tho clover it strikes its
suckers into it and lives from it
alone, letting go its hold on the
ground. It produces a perfect seed,
a little smaller than thu clover.
Henco clover seed from a field that
has even the smallest patch is
worse than worthiest. Dangers
from theso and like sources' can be
avoided if fannera will, an fur at
possible, buy teed from their neigh
lor whoso landt Hro known to be
frco from the noxious weeds, and
they should never buy foreign, seeds
without inspection under, magni
fying glass. 'u
At a " donkey narty" liv an oast
em town a young map prosent was
asked to cut the thapu of thu ani
mal out of a thepi of jmpor, to fast
en up V'tba wall.' When it was
cut out one young lady romarked
admiringly. "Why, that's a better
donke' than I'd make,"
(Jiieallwis fur the Yeuiig to limner.
Could I but rpcak to the great
throng of young men and maidens
about to enter Uou tho real busi
ness of existence, I should ques
tion them somewhat after this fash
ion: What are you going to do with
thi life of yourt which you are now
to direct for good or ill? Vou of
the sturdy frame and keen, bright
eye, with tho ruddy hue of early
manhood upon cheek and lip, what
are your hope, desire, ambition?
Io they all center Uin self, upon
y jur own aggrandisement, upon the
piling up of gold, tho building of
fine house, the mounting to high
places; or it there some thought of
tho claim that struggling humanity
has upon you, which colors the out
look into the future, limps your ef
fort, and enter into the ground
work of all your scheme of labor?
Is your ideal life modeled ujon self
indulgence, or doe success mean
for you the carrying out of the
principles of a universal brother
hood in so far a you can reach its
jKiasibilities? Do you dream of a
pure, honorable, industrious life,
your motive of action open to scru
tiny, true to every obligation you
may assume, or does the ending of
school life, the termination of de
pendence upon parents and the as
sumption of iudccndence, oen to
the propet of unlimited indulg
ence iu selfish enjoyments; tho carv
ing out of a brilliant future without
reference to the tool you use; the
advancement of Hraonal aims, with
no t are for the rightt of olhert, be
yond legal accountability? These
are not idle question, trilling in
their purport, and inattciing noth
ing as to how they are answered;
but the answer to yourself i far
more important than any you might
make to another.
And you, fair maiden, with sunlit
eyes, graceful mien and agile tread,
what de the future mean to you
as you turn your gaze onward? Do
you dream of tine lung summer's
day, with atureskiet, singing birds,
blossoming (lowers, a pathway
strewn with all that it bright and
beautiful, care free and happy al
ways? Do you see aught beside
gayety, fashion, self-indulgence?
Have you any ideal of life that in
cludes the constant growing into
something higher and better, and
the helping others to grow like
wise? It your vision bounded by
what money will purchase, by the
stylo of a bonnet, the fashion of a
garment? Are you ready to do
with, all the might that it within
you the duties that come to your
hand in your home, or to those out
side of it who may make a claim
uhii you? What are you going to
do with thesi new rciponsibilitici
that have come to you with the end
of your school duyt? Think well,
and then answer to your own con
sciousness. In reality life will mean as much
or a little to you all, as you use its
oportunitic. It will mean suc
cess in its highest tense, as you
comprehond its infinite poasihili
tin and strive ta make them rcali
tiet. It will mean happiness to you
just in proportion as you cast out
fear ami doubt from your every
day living, a you refuse to dwell
upou disappointments and pain, and
persistently turn to tho Rood and
the beautiful which are always
waiting recognition. It will be sat
isfying as you discern the beauty of
unselfishness, and order your activ
ities in accordance with this jK'rccp
Hon. "Lifo ia reall Life is earnest!"
sang the poet; yet he did not mean
that it was all work and strife, toil
and struggle, that all joy and
happiness wero only to be hoped
for in an uncertain futuro, and
never in the present. He would
have us be "up and doing" "with
a heart for any fato," in the sense
of seizing all the grand possibilities
which tho present holds within its
grasp, doubting naught, fearing
nothing, but full of tho joy. that
each day will bring to us, know we
how to grasp and make it our own.
And we can only do this by living
uutsido of. sell; with our hearts
boating In Unison with the great
heart of humanity. Kmily H. Hon
ton, In Toledo ltlado.
The (Ireat Nellie Illy.
Nellie lily's wonderful story In
tho Family Stohy Tai-ru is tho
talk of tho day. In towns whore
there are no newsdealers the Fam
ily Story PAfRit will be sent to
any address four months for one
Doixau, containing Nellie lily's
Great Story. Address
24 and 20 Vandewater Street
New York, N. Y.
How to Keep laying Ileus in uud
t on u 1 1 lull.
Charcoal is much appreciate! by
the fowls, says II. C. Dudley in the
American Agriculturist. The licit
is formed of charred grain. Corn
roasted' like coffee and fed twice a
week would no doubt pay for the
Wheat and outs should be given
alternately oats alway dry; wheat
either dry or cooked. I have inva
riubly had good results from feed
ing sound wheat boiled to bursting.
A moderate dose of sulphur giv
en twice a week serves as a laxative
and blood purifier. The sulphur
permeates tho whole system, even
coming through the skin, and, be
ing death to insect life, causes para
sites to drop off.
Season all toft food with a pinch
of salt A small quantity of flax
seed meal irixed with their morn
ing ration j also strongly advised.
It makes their plumage bright and
glossy, and deejMrns the color of
their combs and carloWs.
Moulting hens require extra at
tention. Their rations should con
sist of a variety of foods, rich in
all the elements of nutrition; for
every w ant of tho syttcm must be
satisfied before the process of feat her
making can be materially assisted.
Dry lime is too caustic to le given
alone. Keep a vessel of lime-water
convenient, and mix a small quan
tity with soft fcod and also with
their drinking water. Lime-water
is a corrective of intestinal disease,
and it is also a remedy for soft
Make fresh dust baths and sprin
kle them slightly with carlilicacid.
Provide a plentiful supply of grit or
sharp gravel. Keep feeding-troughs
and drinking-vetsels clean and
wholfgome. And toward the close
of the moulting season make a nuni
Ut of nice new nests. Hens thus
cared for will pay for the trouble
by heaping your egg-baskets when
the market is at its best.
Tho value of lime in tho poultry
yard cannot le over-estimated; ex
perience teaches that there is no
thing more effective aa an insect
destroyer than a thick coating of
whitewash made of fresh lime and
an infusion of crude carbolic acid.
Cleanse tho house thoroughly lie
fore applying, and cover every ac
cessible ortion of the wood-work,
estwvially the perches and the sills
on which they rest.' A generous fu
migation of sulphur and tobacco is
About Feeding Ilurkn.
If you w ant yourPekin ducks to
lay early food them as follows:
For tho morning feed give boiled
potatoes, turnips, or apples thick
ened with fine bran and u little torn
meal. At noon give green food
soaked rowen, cabbage, or applet.
At night give grain, chiefly oats,
wheat, or buckwheat, but corn only
occasionally. See that they havo
plenty of water to driuk. Put the
water in troughs, with slats nailed
across, so that they can easily.drink,
but cannot get in with their feet.
The Deacon's Propeuxlly.
An amusing incident occurred in
a down-oust church a few months
ago. Tho clergyman gave out tho
" I love to steal awhile away
From every rtitntierinK care,
Ami ieml the hours of netting tlny
In humble, Kruteful prayer."
The regular chorister being ab
sent, tho duty of leading the ting
ing devolved on Deacon M., who
commenced, " I love to steal," and
then broke down. Raising his
voice a little higher, ho then sung,
" I love to steal." Aa beforo, he
concluded ho had got tho wrong
pitch; and deploring that ho had
not hit "pilch-tuner," he determined
to succeed next timo. All the old
ladies wore tittering behind their
fans, while the faces of tho younger
ones wero in a broad grin. At
length, after a desperate cough, he
made final demonstration, and
ronwd out, I love to steal." Tho
effofCwas too much. Kverv one
but the' clergyman wa laughing.
lie arose iut said: i " Seeing our
brother's propensity, let us pray."
It is needless to add that but few of
tho congregation heard the prayer.
Tho people are not greatly wor
ried over tho parochial school. Kv
cry parent has tho right to send his
child to tho school of hit choice;
and that right will not bo abridged,
though compulsory education may
become universal. Tho common
school was never so prosperous, so
good, so generally satisfactory, eo
suro to become tho contral common
method of American education as
to-day. Rov. A, D. Mayo.
The " Mumm.
Few people would suppose that
this Is tho centenary of the chrys
anthemum, but it is. It is true
that chrysanthemums were intro
duced into England a year later,
but it was in 1789 when M. Blanch
and brought the first of the magnifi
cent blossoms back to Marseilles
from a tour in China. Here and
there a small flowered species had,
even before them, been blooming
bravely and unknown in some quiet
English garden, and in 1801 a plant,
which was lost soon after, grew in
the Apothecaries' garden at Chel
sea, but the "Anno Domini" of the '
flower at a specie in Europo was
the same year in which the French
Bastile fell,' at the day dawn of the
reign of terror. The foundation
of France were shaken to thoir low
est depths, but down in the sunny
South, at Marseilles and Toulouse,
the strange fair flower grew and
flourished, and soon its fame spread
fur ami wide lieyond the borders of
"Arc people, as crazy at ever about
the chrysanthemum?" I asked Mr.
W. Holmes, Secretary of tho Na
tional Chrysanthemum Society, by
way of opening the subject.
" Just aa crazy, if not more so.
was the reply. " The craze began
in 1840, and has been increasing
year by year. Up to that date the
flower was comparatively but little
known, except to a few gardeners,
who took a sjwcial interest in it. In
1820 only twelve sorts were known
in England. Six years later thirty-
six new varieties had been intro
duced, and in 1833 they were for
the first time classified. Birming
ham was the town which first held
a chrysanthemum show, over half a
ntury ago, and in 184G the found
ing of the Chrysanthemum Society
gave a great impetus to the interest
which was taken in the flower.
Since then it has grown and grown,
new varieties have Wen continually
brought out, and there are now be
tween 1200 and 1300 different flow
er in the market."
"I suppose the fact that ther
bloom at a season when flowers are
very scarce accounts chiefly for their
"To a great extent it does; but
anotta thing which is greatly im
favor of the flower is that it is
very hardy plant and easily cultiva
" November is the best month, io
" Yes, November is the month in
which it is generally most seen; but
there are three kinds of chrysan
themums, the earliest of which are
out in September, while the latest
bloom is Junuary or even Februa
ry. But you can stretch out the
time of its bloom considerably by
careful cultivation. Lady Lytton,
for instance, hat chrysanthemums
all the year round." Pall Mall Ca
lotte. During a thunderstorm at Aber
deen last week, tayt an exchange,
lightning struck a tall pine tree
near town, and the top, being thick
with foliage, immediately took fire
and blazed up like a huge torch ig
nited by hit satanio majesty, light
ing up the city. The blaze contin
ued until way into the night, when
it was subdued by tho rain.
With tho building of a new bridge
to span the Willamette and the
construction of three lines of rail
way between Portland and Oregon
City, it looks as though thebnsmest
men of Portland are .beginning to
realize that the growth of this
splendid city will mak them hus
It has been suggested by one high
in army circles that as a solution to
the Indian question the red man be
enlisted in tho regular army. The
Interior department has failed to
make good farmers of them, whilo
tho American army is assured from
personal experience that they make
" My dear," said Mrs. Jones, at
she struggled with a pot of jam at
tho dinner table the other day, "see
if you can open this pot." "Not
with my luck," murmured Mr.
Jones, who bad been sitting up the
niglit boforo with a tick friend, "I'll
pass it blind," and he siclied deject
edly behind hiH laowspaper.
telegraph message, costing
$2,37 a word, was recently sent from
Portland . U..Hong Kong, and an
answer receled in 12 hours. It
was first sent to New York, thence
to London, thonee across tho conti
nent to Yokohama.
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