r, -" v. m- 01 Site gaitjj gtstoran. ASTORIA, OREGON: SGNDAY .31 AY 4,1800 HUMAN SENSITIVENESS. T&c Vast Difference Ilcnvern : smi MorhM IVcliii; of ThN Healthy Kind. The sensitive plant, that shrinks from the touch, is rightly regarded as occupying a Irish place in the vegeta ble ro rid. When its delicate leaves nn v.vn dro.ing from contact with tV Super we might fancy it gifted with j -ori f c mciouiu . bv -windi it can . onl.. feel, an 1 perhaps Miller, lii alt vwblj attempt to withdraw from suiTering. Tt is an interesting ob ici tit notice, whatever may be our speculations in regard t it, and wo nntunnlh have strong interest in a plant so curiously endowed. Some men and women in our inoit civilised communities .seem to be verv much akin to this little shrub. Their one distinguirhing characteristic ia enjUiveiis. They are easily hurt, oisily irritated, easily offend? 1. They translate every touch, however inno cent or friendb. into an intent to trouble or annoy them: they are con stantly fancying plights, suspecting insult, imagining ridicule, dreading centre. Of course they have their fair share of reil grievances to deplore. ami when to these are aided the CHmile-is innginirv one? which a morbid fancy suggests, we can not wonder that they are in continual dis tress, and if we can not nccoid them onrrespect, we should not refuse them mr sympathy. It eai5 somewhat strange, how ever, that anjone should plume him self up-in it uncomfortable a dispo dispe dispo siteon: yotMtch is often the fact. People who tuns miner attribute it to no mor bid or Mipicious temprement, but to au acnt sensitiveness, of which they are rather proud than otherwise. They conceive themselves to be of liner grain than their mure cufterful and trusting neighbors; the are quicker to notice, keener feel, and therefore exposed to sufferings that coarser or duller natures will never he troubled with. Da this account they claim more con cen con siderateon: they think people should be especially careful not to wound or v them, because tho are so sensitive. Whit would be only ordinary behavior t most persons they esteem cruelty to them because of their delicate organization. Is MMisittvenevs, then, so fatal a girt that we should prefer to be dull of comprehension ? No faculty is ever better for bnmg dull. Uul when it is onh sharpened by .selfishness its mis sion remains unperformed. It is then only a means of phonal gain, whereas its true tmrnjsc is a wid and ireneral diffusion of happiness. This purpose, however, can not be fulfilled unless wc interpret trnl its messages. A healthy sensitiveness accepts the pain uhicii it must lear as a wholesome medi cine, not dwelling upon its bitter taste, not upbraiding those who hand it not regarding it as a perma nent evil, but simph using it for self improvement At the same time it gladly welcomes all the pleasant tidings which are thus brought to knowledge. It is as keen to reel the good as the evil, and finds it in much larger pro l trtion J t is a poor, one sided sensi tiveness thit feels only the cold winds o! neglect o.- critcism or displeasure, and is dead to the sunny intluence of kindness, esteem, sympathy and love. If the same sensibility "that now qnivers under the on bebut quicken ed to receive the other, life will have far happier days in store than it Ins yet disclosed. Above all, acute sensibilities are in tended as a direct means of inspiring geiuwus impulses and cultivating a iKMunvdent character. They are no longer a torment, bnl a blessing, to him who is always sensitive for others as well as himclr. The pleasure and pain he feels, and the sources to which he trace each, are his continual guides to show him how to diffuse the one and to mitigate theother in hisintcrconr.se with mankind. Nothing is more self ish than a narrow, one-sided, sclf-pity-ing sensitiveness; nothing more enno bling than a sensitive spirit, keenlv alive to all good influences and delight ing to use them for th welfare and happiness of mankind. CONFESSED HIS CRIME. A Brutal Murderer Tells His Own Story. now in: ir.is TA.KExcA.vnrj:. Strange Way in Which a Shocking Hatchery Was Ilrouht to Light. At 3 o'clock one morning twenty years ago I was ou a railroad train goi'ig from Portage. Wis , to Milwau kee. C had b;eji out on some private j detective work for pirtie in the lat ter city, and had succeeded so well that I was both happy aud sleepless. This was the reason E was not in a sleeping-car, fast h Id in the arms of slumber, instead of occupying a seat in the common coach, with my eye3 very wide open aud my wits all about Ihad no idea to what ho referred; but seeing that he was ready to talk, and being anxious to take advantage of the moment, I asked: "Do you think he is dead?" "Dead as a herring, and the old woman with him. However, they can't punish me any more for two than for one. I was" after my own. and when they wouldn't givo it to me, I determined to take nil." "What weapon did you use?" "Got the ax from the back yard.' "And when you had finished off the old couple yon robbed the honse, eh?" "Well, I took what I wanted, and if I hadn't been the biggest fool on earth von wouldn't have nabbed me." "How?" "Why, boarding the train at that little station. It was the act of a luuatic, but nfter I left the farmhouse I got frightened. I ran across the fields, fell down, imagined that I was pursued, aud bore off to the station and hoisted the signal myself for the train to stop. I suppose Rider gave you the tip and pnt you onto me?" "Yes." "Woll, I'll kill him on sight. That is, (with a little laugh) I will if I get the chance." I knew Rider to be a Millwankee 1 may say, without egotism, that I am au observing man. There are others in nlentv. lint the rrnfir half of humanity go through life with nambler and a hard case, but was their eyes half shut. My father was I completely in the dark as to what a suenll for many vears, and, as a crime my prisoner uau comumieu. boy, he taught mo to observe aud re- Lt was probably a murder, and near member, if I went down town or out for a walk, I had to tell him when I got home who and what I had the station where he got on and from his statements 1 inferred it was an old couple. He had pumped him- a (In nno nnfnainti r.ir foilmr. r,mt- self and it was certain I had made a loose horse I had seen ia the road U'S catch. When we reached the I got a sound thrashing; and again, ' station, howover, ray troubles began. for failing to report a street fight, my uuerty was taken away tor four days. I can thus truthfully say to you that I had the habit of observation licked into me. while nature had kindly fur nished me with a very retentive mem ory. I5y aud by I began to study human character as a profession, and I liked it I learned to read men's characteristics bv their face3. and their thoughts by their actions; aud There is always an ill feeling between police and private detectives. Ine feeling comes almost entirely from the police. They look upon the pri vate detective as a sort of guerrilla, ready to break up the happiest homes or to sell out to the highest bidder. This, unfortunately, is true in many cases, but not m all. As I entered with the prisoner the captain in charge roughly demanded by what ht I had made an arrest ou two occasions this facultv nf nor. right 1 had made an i centiou nreveuted iait deliver!. , "The right which any man has to I was wide awake, as I have told you, when the train stopped at a country station on signal. It barely came to a standstill, and only one passenger got aboard. The -car was pretty well filled, and such of the passengers as had seats alone were strotched out iu sleep. 1 had sized up every one near me, and had counted up two houest old farmers, a drover, two milliners, a mechanic aud family, aud a house painter who was evidently going to the city for work. No one seemed to notice the entrance of tho new passeuger. It arrest a murderer." I replied. "A murderer? Bosh! Where did von got him?" "At tho depot." "Well, I shan't lock him up. Let's see (to the man), but your face is fa miliar to mo.'' "I am Charle3' Short, bartender in Harrigan's saloon." "Ah! so yon are. Well, what story is this about a murder? "All nonsense, sir;" replied Short, who saw how things were drifting aud sought to take advantage. "I was ou a spree last night and this to sleep and steal what I could lay hands ou. I did go in about 11 o'clock, gaining access by a kitchen window. I took the ax in with me to intimidate them iu case I was dis covered. While my uncle was over 60 years old, ho was a vigorons, hearty man, aud capable of making n strong fight. I don't know whether ho sus pected I might come back, but I had notyetreached the bedroom when some s'ight uoiso I made roused him out of bed, aud ho struck a light aud discovered me. I waut it to staud iu court that he was the agressor. When he saw me ho yelled out to know what I was do ing there. I told him I was bound to have SSOO, aud that if he would count it out I would go away aud never trouble him for another dollar. He had a big club at the head of his bed aud instead of stoppiug to argne with mo ho seized tho weapon and rushed at me. I had to use the ax. He would have killed me i' I hadn't struck him down. Then my aunt came out screamiug for help, and she wa3 about to escape from the house when I hit her. After I had made sure they wore both dead I went at it to robb Hie house, and the pluuder I got you found in tho satchel. That is the whole story, sir, and if the law yers think they can make anything else of it, let 'em." It seemed such a straight case that there could be no loophole of escape; but within three days after Short had confessed to me he had engaged two lawyers, recauted all he had said, and wneu put ou trial pleaded insanity. His friends, as was afterwards known, raised $200 for each lawyer, and the lawyers moved heaven aud earth to earn their money. One of the in stances of Short's alleged insanity was a clear case of bribery and per jur3 A man was brought forward to swear that he sat behind the two of us that morniug on the train, and that ho had heard Short tell mo that he had killed seventeen people and was then on his way to heaven to tell God about it. Tho person iu the seat behind us was a womau, while tho seat ahead was" occupied by two women. This liar's testimony had great weight, or enough to call for a commission of doctors to examine aud pass upon the question, and be fore the case was finished Short died in his prison bed of heart disease. ifew York Sun. AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT. Freaks or a Cattleman Who Fonml Him self Rich and Didn't Know What to Do. FRESH FASHION FANCIES. mxnv was calm. was in October aud he had on a fall j bloke saw mo at thedopot and wanted overcoat, ne ctrried a heavv valise to I)lav 8tnnrt." iu one hand, and ho came down thei "Well, you can make it cost him aisle, looking from right to left until ' tlear ir yu will." ho reached my seat I moved to the ! " proposo to. Here, take these window as a hint that I w.m remlv o . irons off ray wrists." Tho satchel was on the Iloor at ray feet. Lifting it up I said to the Cap- Thc Stolen Riij;. Atno g the famous collection of iewelry iu the green vault at Dresden, which uow-a-days every traveler goes to hcs, arc to b? found tlie splendid treasures of the goldsmith's art in the middle ages, secured in wrought-iron frames with plate-glass covers, are never allowed to be taken off before visitors no matter how high their rank Thus was n it the case eighty years ago, when, it is true, the vault was onlj visited by persons of distiuchou, with a special permission from the sovereign, and attended by the curator. On day. by order of the king, a small select party of the highest nobility was being shown over the collection by th? old custodian, when his quick cyo detected, tj his no small terror, that a young countess had (dipped on her finger a magnificent diamond ring of priceless vaine. However, the experienced official appeared to take no notice of the circumstance, but when about to quit the apartment ho requested their lordships and lady ships to have a moment's patience, as tfeey still had a slight formality to xndergo. Ho then left the visitors in small cabinet into which ho had shown them aud immediately returned with a dish filled with bran, in which he asked each of the ladies to wash Ueir hands, This is an old regula tion, ha remarked apologetically, axing his eyes on tho countess. 0ce upon a lime a parly of noble l&dies came here to inspect the jewels, and on that occasion oao of &ea fell in love with a valuable ring sad slipped it on her finger. The then curator had observed the thert, but, ot wishing to expose the countess, hit tapoa the notion of a bran wash, which he declared to be an old-estab-lisfeed custom. The young lady took the hint, quietly dropped the ring into the bran while washing her hands, and Ue curator thus saved the ring, the lady's honor, and his position, which he otherwise would have forfeited." The compauy laughed and washed their hands, the young countess being tfee last On receiving the basin from tbe kaads of the worthy mau she gave his Kuperceived by tho others, a look of iatease gratitude. The old custo ilkn found the diamond in the bran, bat since that day tho treasures in the green vault at Drosden have beea kept securely confined in their glass cises, whence they are not allowed to b? taken on any pretext whatever. share it with him, but he hesitated for a long minute, aud looked at me sharply three or four times before he finally sat down. Tho satchel he placed between his feet. He had not uttered a word, and after sitting dowu ho seemed to forget all alnat me. "Hello! but I have found a two legged hog," I said to myself after a bit. "I offered him half my seat of my own free will, aud he seems to be tain: "An old couple living about forty miles from the city were murdered by this mau after midnight last night Examine this satchel if you want proof." "There's nothing in there but laun dry work,'' boldly roplied Short. I set out with it in my hand last night aud didn't get drunk euough to lose mad hecau39 I did not surrender it il- 'Open her up and let tho captain all. Old fellow, you are an H. O. G , j see" aud no mistake. IW me look von j "Take the irons off this nnn," com manded the captain, as he waved the satchel down. If he doesn't capias you before dintier he's uot tlio man I j take him to be." "Aye, he shall piy for putting the ! irons on me. Why don't ou take over a bit. I leaned back aguiust tin window pretended to shut my eyes and re sutnc my unp, and then inventoried the fellow, lie had a hard, cruet face on him aud 1 felt sure he was a mm with little mercy in his heart I had I em uot been looking at him over two! Was 1 dreamiug? Had I made a minutes when T suw that he was t-ik fool of my self? Had this man con ing shy glances at me. and that h fessed a murder to me? I was stag- was unite anxious about tne M.itnlinl ' gered for the moment Then I tore How He Acted When Itahy Hal tin Croup. In the course ot hva minutes he turned aroutid aud gave uii a thor ough looking over, aud I read in the gesture of his hand and the toss of his head that hesiid to hiun-lf: "Bah! Why should I be afraid or him?" His dress was that of a barkeeper lather lhshy. The jewelry he wore gave him away as woll. if lie was not a barkeeper he was at least the owner of a saloon, and from his build I judged him to bts a pugilist of more or less local fame. After ouo general look at his dres3, 1 began at his collar to make a closer inspectiou. His shirt collar kept working up to annoy him, aud I said to myslf that tho button was. gone and he had fastened it with a pin. In his twist ing around he pulled his overcoat back and I saw that the top button on his undercoat had been pulled out by a violent jerk, leaving a hole in the cloth. The coat was uew aud it would take a hearty wrench to pull tho button out that way. I followed his arm down to his right hand and across tho back of it was a a loag scratch. It was a fresh scratch, for tho mark3 of blood still lingered. My eyes dropped to the stranger's right leg, and I saw that his kneo was damp aud soilod. He had cer tainly fallen ou the ground. I might have reasoned that he had met with a very common accident, but I didn't. I said to mj'self: "Old fellow, you have locked horns with Eomebody to get mussed up this waj. It is a scrape you don't want known, for yon keep throwing anx ious glances at me. If it was only nn accident you'd get up and fix that collar, growl a little over the sdoI on your knee, and cuss tho railroad com pany for having a depot platform un protected at the ends. Wouder what youv'e got iu that satchel? A trav eler with a few clothes in a satchel does not have to keep his foot on it wnuo every body around him is asleep, You are no cucumber, old follow, and Tit e Safest Medicine T have about the house at all times is Simmons Idver Regulator. It will harm m one. It will benefit all who may have attacks or Biliousness. Dyspepsia, Hefctlftcfcc, Constipation, or other ail- resulting from a disordered Liver r Stomach. Keen it alwaj's in the MMk,ad you will have a family physi oiMMtr who will save you many uol- aa4 ach suffering. 3'onv'o got soraethiug in there worth watching. I'll try a little trick on yon." I had my right hand in my pocket. I carefully worked my knifo out, nnd as it fell to the floor I gave a little start, woke up and bent down to look for it As I moved my hand toward his feet he quickly beut down and moved the satchel into the aisle. Then I was satisfied that my sur mises were rinht. Was ho n hiirnrlnr and cfid tho satchel coutain the kit? It was more probable that he was just returning from au expedition to the country, and that the satchel was full of plunder. I was perfectly sat isfied as to my man and I made up my mind to have him arrested as a suspicious character as soon as we reached tho oity. That was what did take place, only as there were no officers about the depot as wo arrived, I had to take tho fellow myself. I let him reach the door ot the depot, and then put my hand on his shonl der. He dropped the satchel and J made a bolt, bat fortunately he ran 1'iump ugumai. a uacEman wno was entering and both were upset. Be fore he could get up I had him nipped. On the way to tho station house, and speaking for tho first time, ho asked: "How did you know it was me?" "Oh, easy enough," Iauswered. "Woll, d a him, ho didn't act square with me, or it would never have come to this." at the satchel and burs ted olf the poor old lock, and as t'.ie receptacle tlew open 1 emptied its conteuts on the lloor. Gold, greenbacks, silver, bonds and jewelry! "Curse yon!" growled tho prisoner, as he turned away. The captain turned as pale as death. There were the proofs, aud he stared i at them for a full minute before he 1 could sav: j "Wellthis isr a go. I shall lock '3'ou up Short." The man was registered and taken down stairs, and then we couuted up tho coutents of tho satchel and mado ont a value of over $12,000. When this had been completed I went out after Rider, aud inside of au hour he was behind the bars, ne went all to pieces as soon as I charged him with having put up the job for Short to carry out, but denied it in tho most vigorous mauner. "Short has been telling for a year," ho said, "what his nicle out in the country wa3 going to do for him. A few weeks ago the old man found out what a bad pill his nophew was, and since then Short has been up a tree. He told mo a week ago that ho'd have some of their money one way or the other, and when he talked about kill ing and robbing I did ray best to put the idea out of his head. He softened up a bit and I supposed ho had given over. If Charley Short says I ever advised him to murder and rob, or that I have had eyes ou him for a week past, he's the biggest liar on earth." Well, curiously enough, we had a murderer ou hand without a murder, that is, no crime had yet been reported. I had secured the murderer without a hunt It was not so easy to find the murder. A telegram was sent to the agent at the station where Short had boarded tho train, and ho replied that ne uau neara ot no crime, it was 4 o'clock in the afternoon before he sent a dispatch, saying that au old couple living about three miles away had been found in their house with their heads chopped to pieces with an ax. That was the crime ot which Short was guilty and for which he was tried. When he knew that he was in for it he turned boaster and felt himself a hero. He was delighted to give me all the particulars. He said: "I lived with uncle and aunt Des bro until I was-of ago. Indeed, I was an adopted son, both my own parents being dead. I came into the city nino years ago as a dry goods clerk. After a time I got in with some bad fellows, lost my place and rather went to the dogs. For the last three years I have been a gambler, boxer, bartender and confidence man. Uncle went back on me a good while ago, refusing to give me a dollar. Ho had iu his hands .money which honestly belonged to me.for I had worked hard for him for thirteen years. I went ont there the other day, to see if he would not give me $800 to buy an interest iu the sa loon. Aunt Mary was for -giving it to me, but the old mau was as ugly as a Turk. We got into a wranglo at the snpper table and ho ordered mo outot the house. "I went," said Short after a pause, "and it was only after that that I got the idea of robbing the house. The old man never banked a dollar, but kept everything in a bureau iu his bedroom. I sat down in a fene cor ner on the highway, and thought it all over. I made upmy - mind that I would enter the honse after they got One of the Bixby children was seized with a fit of croup the other night Bixby heard tho little fellow's labored breathing, and bounding clear over the footboard of the bed, yelled "Cronp!" in about tho same voice that the es caped idiot yells "Fire!" at the theater. Then he tried to put his trousers on over his head, but finally got them on wrong side out, aud tore into his shirt with it wrong side in front ".Jumpf he screamed to his wife, "there isn't a second to lose! Get tho syrup of squills! Put on a tub of hot water! Give him something to drink! Get hot flannels on his chest instantly! Hurry! hurry! Don't lie there doing nothing while the child is choking to death! Fly around!" Mrs. Bixby is one of tho meek but eminently sensible .and practical little women who never get a tenth part of the credit for the good they do in this world. While Bixby was racing up and down stairs, declaring thai nobody was doing auylhing but himself, Mrs. Bixby quietly to Ai the little sufferer in hand. "Do something quick!" sjreeched Bixby, as he upset a pan of hot water on tho bed an 1 turned a saucer of melted lard over on tho dressing e:ise. "Here, somebody quick f he yelled. "Can't anylxidy do a thing but me? Run for the doctor, s nne of on. Give the child some more squills. Is th.'re anything hot at his feel? Givo him aconite. He ought to Inw a spoonful of oil. If he don't get relict instantly he'll die, and here there's nobodv try ing to do a thing but me! Bring him some warm water with a little soda in it. He ought to have been put in a hot bath an hour ago. Heat up the bathroom! What's on his chest? Great heavens! has tho child got to die because no one will do a thing for him?" Mrs. Bixby quietly, and unaided, brings tho child around all riirht and sits with him until daylight, after she has quieted Bixby down and got him to bed. And next morning he h us tho call to say at tho effice: "One of my little chaps nearly died with the croup last night, and I had mighty hard work bringing him around all right, but I did, after working like a Trojan all night It's a terrible disease, aud scares women nearly to death. They fly all to pieces, right off. A person wants their wits abont them. Yon want to keep perfectly cool aud not fool away a second iu hysterics That's where a man has the advantage over a woman in managing a case of croup. It's mighty lucky I wa3 at home to take my little chap in baud." During the seventies a man of tho name of Eli Hawkins arrived at Los Angeles, Cai., for the purpose of set tling down on a farm and enjoying me m tue land of "sunshine and the tomale." He was a cattleman from Montnua, and had a "barrel of money," as tho natives expressed it. He bought a tract of about 400 acres on the San Gabriel river, somo twelve miles from the city, and began opera tions in a mauner that astonished the easy-going residents of tho valley. He was so free with his money that many extravagant stories were "afloat regarding the extent of his riches. Somo said he had money in bank in every city from Helena, Mont, to Los Angeles, while others told exaggerated stuncb ol uis income irom nis iuontana herds. Hawkins was of slovenlv appearance, and resembled a tramp more than a capitalist, and he looked as though he never had S3 in his life. His unkept look and quiet way made mm tne cause ot many ridiculous scenes, and it was liis delight to pass himself as a vagabond, and try his credit among business men and finish by showing them one ot his bank books, when, ot course, he received ever attention, and nothing was too good for him. A man of no education, ho had become rich scarcely knowing it, and selling his cattle range he found himself iu possession of more money than he had ever dreamed of having. There wore no improvements on the tract ho bought, and he began op erations by fencing it Every idle man in the neighborhood was lured and the transformation began. Farmers who had teams were employed, and the nro- cession of loaded wagons from the sta tion to Hawkins' land was a sight to behold. In a few days he had a hun dred men at work, all of whom were better dressed than their employor. The large force sooa completed "the fencing, which wa3 the most substan tial ot any iu the vallev. Then he sot f linm in wn l.t. n.n1., -,lt 1 tl411 sut- Is f, iVr "T"V ;iu. .:'""1l lien she is on her feet ?.....tw, v. vun,iU;iU,SuTuWU , rm . Eyebrow brushes are for the fas tidious. The new bnitonless bodice sets off the bust Flower bonnets will be more than over in vogue the coming season. Imported, walking sticks are verv modest and considerably smaller. For a walking costume soutane cloth of military blue is very stylish. Dress skirts continue to be longer in all cases than they were last winter. A black fan of turkey feathers is considered chic with the most delicate evening toilet. Mo3tof the fresh and novel art dresses are appropriate only for the few and not the majority. Among French untrimmed bonnets tho models in lace straw are particu larly light and attractive. A jeweled pompon in a woman's hair give3 her a queenly appearance. Thoy are worn only with full dress. Linen traveling dresses are cominc back. They will be trimmed with dark green or heliotrope velvet collars and culls. A "tender peach color" is mentioned as one of the new shades for evening gloves. A "peach that's got the mel lers" is theHosea Bogelow way of dis cribing the shade. Many of the stylish wool gpwns have loose waists of folded silk, belted and worn with Kendal coats that havo open fronts, cut without darts, and jersey-fitting backs. There is no fixed rule iu millinery or guidance for choice. Provided the head covering is becoming and not altogether outre a womau may wear just what pleases her best. Large picturesque lace collars ac company many of the new handsome demi-train toilets and tea-gowns which term now definitely inclndes a particular stylo of dinnernlress. It is unreasonable for a woman to expect her walking jacket or long cloak to fit when she sits down. Tho garment i3 a regular standing affair, and she is in great luck if it holds KEEN AND COOK, GOMH2SSX02T MERCHANTS. Insurance and Real Estate Agents MONEY TO LOAN ! ON GOOD SECURITY. Astoria, Qregon. H v K m k Stop landscape gardener, erected a larcre conservatory and filled it with beau tiful plants. The grounds were taste fully laid out with winding drives aud walks arbors, fountains aud little grot toes. To look at the man. who was ' not comely in person cr dress and who! Wlrifo fnifefc km'u i, ; ,. i.;. was generally intoxicated, and whose summer; green is unquestionably la uiuuu; orown is ine poets color, nnd There is a crazv effort on the nart of dressmakers to elongate their cus tomers. Since the banishment of tho bustle there is no waist lino, and hips nnd belt meet in many of tho ultra walking suits. A FINE STOCK Children's : Carriages JUST RECEIVED. PRICES LOWER THAN EVER. wife wa3 a fit match for him. and then note the excellent taste in the arrange ment of his beautiful home, one could not help marveling. He bought an invoice of statuary at Los Angeles and distributed the figures around his park. One day he came home with more drink than us ual, and as it had been raining he concluded that tho undo figures needed some kind of covering. He procured some colored paint, and put a black india-rubber coat on the Cu pids. Next he fixed Apollo with a flaming red shirt and green stockings. Mercury was enveloped in blue tights and a bright red nose. Venus was rigged out with bhek stockings and a yellow gown, thn other figures also coming in for a share of decora tion. Ho built a cosy cottage in his park, and during his many drunken esca pades made things interesting for his neigiitura. The writi sided about inlf a iniie from the 1 I the yellow tints, particularly baize, primrose, apricot and cameo are on the top wave of popularity. A faint whisper has developed into a loud rumor, that strong efforts aro being made to revive tho all-round crinoline. This is, of course, a bitter protest against tho uglv innovation from all sides. Bound French waists without darts or side bodies and shirred at the neck and waist line, front and back, aro first choice for summer fabrics and slight figures. Full leg-o'-mutton and bishop sleeves go with these bodices very nicclv. BARBOUR'S Irish Flax Threads HAVE NO EQUAL ! gtRCHrvg I'lNINE AND IN'DUSTKIMi. ffn."!"!?' Findlay, Ohio, has sixteen glass factories. .The latest Jlat-irou is iieativl Pennsylvania miners will build read ing halls. A Burlington, Iowa, man is catching hong birds for English milliners. The Rochester stone-cullers wero granted SJ and $3.50 and nine hours. Tn New York uuiou brewers get 15 to SIS a week ; non-union, $10 to $12. The Detroit Steel and Spring Com- kms farm, and has positive knowl edge of the incidents narrated. One night during one of their sprees Hawkins and wife took an axe and cuoppcu ineir uirimuro to piece.?, threw it out of the window and I burned it The next day thev j went to town to buy a new lot. ' They looked aa though they had! escaned from tht howsn nf inrrAfini I They went to the nrineinal fiirniLimi I Pny has suspended : liabilities S300.- ho:ie. They were shown the cheapest j Up sets, and even then the clerk thought ; Twenty-five thousand workmen con he was wasting his lime on them. But nected with building trades in Chicago nothing was good enough for Haw-J are idl e. - nd Niiri!.. J? i I1' 1KVr The National Association of tho fin,,, !?LlherireftIy"Iookl11?, 1,a,r o I canneil goods trade will meet in Balti thcmselves. lhe manager then came more, Mav 7. in and asked them to jm fo fhi fnn floor where he would show them I . Un.cIo b'1m 1S. ?a.ul to purchase something better. He showed them ' twenty-live tons ot tobacco every year sets worth all the wav up from S250. COSTS SEVENTY" CENTS EVERY TI31E. The Wear and Tear of 3I.itcri.il C.iupd by Stopping u Train. Sitting in the Hoffman house, re- Skn4-1 T 1. am ,1 "l "t X . ? 1 -1 v,cuti.,j. uuum kj. j. j.amwater, ais cussing the question of railroad man agement. "Did vou ever consider." said he, "what is the actual cost of stopping a train? I have been in the railroad business since I wa3 a boy, and the question never seriously oc curred to me until tho other day in a lawsuit at St Louis, when tho question came up. John C. Garrett, general manager of the Wabash, testified on the stand that the co3t of stopping an ordinary passenger train at a way station was soventy cents. "Being cross-examined, he admitted that a certain train running between East St Louis and Toledo was paying uie company aooutsi per mile, and, being further questioned as to the number of stops made on the road, it was established that if it cost 70 cents for each stop this paying train, as Mr. Garrett called it, lost money to the extent of twice its operating expenses. The decision of tho jury in the case was based on the conclusion that it cost about 50 cents in wear and tear and time to stop an ordinary passenger train at a way station, and 1 believe they are about right" Here is a chance for dentists. Dr. Chester, a medical missionary and a brother-in-law of Bishop Whittaker of Peiladelphia, says: "There is a big chance in Madras and Bombay for a number of bright skilled American dentists. Madras is a city of 300,000 population and has not a single Amer ican dentist there. I know people who travel from there to Bombay, nearly 1,000 miles, in order to have a tooth filled. There is only one good dentist in Bombay, and he refuses to fill teeth with gold, using a sort of cement that is not lasting. He charges $7.50 for pulling a tooth. A few good American dentists could go over there now and at once step into a big business." when Hawkins asked him it that was the best He was then shown tho finest, $1,500. "I'll take that; that's my style. Send it to my room," he said. When the manager announced to the orowd of clerks that he had sold a $1,500 set there was a loud guffaw, which Hawkins took in, and then lie pro ceeded to take them down a ncir bv inviting some ono to accompany him to the bank. Then they thought they had a lunatic to deal with, but one of the proprietors whispered to a clerk to accompany Hawkins, as they had carried the" joke so far ho had a curiosity to see what tho poor devil would do next On reaching the bank the man was astonished to see Mr. Hellman come nronnd and grasp Hawkins by the hand. Hawkins asked him if liis check was good for $1,500. "Yes," said Hellman, good for $200,-000." By this time the clerk was out in tho fresh air trying to get his breath. Hawkins had a mania when on the road of trying to run over people, and had succeeded in injuring several. One man who had his leg broken by being knocked from lu3 horse, re covered SG,000 damages. Hawkins and wife were both good shots and used tho statuary as targets. Before the works of art had been set up three months many noses and arms were missing, "and the col lection looked as if it had been out with McGinty. One day the old mau proceeded to his new brick reservoir to take a swim before the walls were dry. His wife warned him that she would shoot him if he under took it Hawkins plunged in, when bang went Airs. Hawkins' Winchester. He hid behind the tank-house, and every time he showed his head a bullet whizzled past His playful wife kept him shivering there the" en tire afternoon. His reservoir, which cost several thousand dollars, was ruined by his haste to use it before it was dry, but money was no object with Hawkins. Fun, he said, was what he lived for but few could see where tho enjoyment was in leading such a wretched life, which terminated in the death of himself and his wife by delirium tremens. The Cost of Tyinj Shoestrings. One of the managers of a big East ern knitting mill has made a calcula tion that the shoestriugs of a working girl will come untied on an average three times per diem, and that a girl will lose about fifty seconds every time she stoops to retie them. Most of the employes have two feet, so this entails a loss of 300 seconds every day for each girl. There are about four hundred girls employed in this factory, and therefore the gentleman finds that 43,800,000 seconds arc wasted in the course of a year, which time, at the averago rato of wages, is worth $013. 17. Orders have accordingly been issued that girls must wear only buttoned shoes or congress gaiters, under penalty of discharge. for the itse ot the navv. The New Yorkcigarniakcrs aro back to work. They will get $15 a week and work ten hours. A Boston woman is having a silk dress made from silk spun by her own silkworms in her own sitting-room. Thoy say -10,000 pauper laborers have arrived at Castle Garden in a year, despiie the contract-labor law. Dull times in the mining region aroimd Scranton have disheartened the miners, and many are emigrating. A Turkish working day lasts from sunrise to sunset, with certain inter vals for refreshment and repose. Major Lewi3 Ginter, of Bichmoud, Va., is reported to have made a for tune of $7,000,000 by sales of cigarettes. Isaac Shivers, of Perkassia. Bucks county, Peun., sent to Richmond, Vn., for 200 colored laborera to work in quarries. F. N. Merrill writes to a Milwaukee paper that in many localities in the Southern states a ton of Bessemer pig iron can be produced for S8.50. It the present strike continues for ouo mouth the loss in money to tho laborers and their families will be over $1,000,000. Chicago Times. Ajnil 20. St Louis union tailors aro kicking because the fine of S12,000 imposed on a boss for importing twelve tailors in violation of the contract labor law was reduced to $2,000. Tho largest sawmill in the world is located at Clinton, Iowa. It cost S2G0.000, has ten saws and two bat teries of ten boilera each. It will saw 450,000 feet of lumber in eight hours. Official figures show that the log cut this year in the pineries of Wisconsin and Minnesota wa3 tho largest ever known. The cut, altogether with old logs, amounted to 1,150,000,000 feet. The Boston Jouriialsavs tho Louis iana lottery takes in S25.UOO.000. Davs out $8,000,000 for expenses, $8,000,000 for prizes, and retains $8,000,000 for profits. This seems to be a very profit able business. China is losing its tea trade at an exceedingly rapid rate. In 1864, 97 per cent of the tea consumed in tho world was grown in China, and 3 per cent in India. In 18S8, China's con tribution to the world's consumDtion was 43 per cent, while 57 per cent was grown in India. Boston Herald. The Oliio commissioner of labor statistics gives a depressing account of the condition of women wage-earners in the factories and shops of that state. He also finds them underpaid, and tho means also of reducing tho wages of men, and he advocates the heroic remedy of their withdrawal from factory employments. .-w..,yci rwvx 'VWV?vT !" MX?tmm. L'T--gaC GRAND PRIX PARIS 1878. AXD GKAXD CROSS OF THE LEGION D'HOXNEDR. They rocelvcd the ONLY GOLD MEDAL For FLAX THREADS at the London Fisneries Exhibition 1883. And have been awarded HIGHER PRIZES at the various INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITIONS, Than the goods of any other" THREAD MiISFTJTFACiTORJSRS IN THE WORLD, Quality Can Always be Depended on. Experiencefl Rstann Use no Ota HENRY DOYLE & CO.. 5 1 7 and 5 1 9 Market Street, SAN FRANCISCO. AGENTS FOR PACIFIC COAST. WOODBERRY SEINE TWINE, ROPE and NETTING- Constantly on Hand. SEINES, POUNDS and TRAPS Furnished to order at Lowest Factory Prices. . V- ALLEN, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN Groceries, Provisions add Mill Feed. Crockery, Glass" Plated Ware. o The Largest and finest assortment of Fresh. Fruits and Vegetables. Received fresh everv Steamer. C. R. SORENSON. C. S. GUNDERSON. Sorenson A Co., Real Estate Agents! NOTARY PUBLIC. Correspondence Solicited. P. O. Box 16 Office on Olney Street, Between Second and Third. There are sixteen colored jockeys in this country who receive from 82, 500 to S8,000 a year. There is not a colored minister in the country, bishop or pastor, who receives as much as tho least expert of those jockeys. D. TT Seal Estate I WELCH & CO., Innniinl !1 U Brote NOTARY PUBLIC FOR OREGON. Wc have Property in the original townsite from $225 ud- waras. Good Business and Residence Propertv always on onr list. Investments made for non-residents. Correspondence solicited Call and see us. Office on Water Street, Near Union Pacific AVkarf aud. Bpt, si J x.f "--- ,.