Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The daily morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1883-1899 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 4, 1895)
' """"""" . - . -a- .....
. . .... .. ' x.
' ' . . , - ' :
J TODAY'S WEATHER. ' .T H A fTF1l T 'X"" " "ff" X fl jSl, ''XX, 4 Th, ASTORIAN ha, th , Urgert LOCAL Jj
weather,, lightly warmer, b , K Jj i i I f 8 I '' H5 A VaVr ClU 1 1 it 1 If i ' 1! 1"- . i .11 Wr, published In Astoria. g
EXCLUSIVE TELEGRAPHIC PRESS REPORT.
VOL. XLIVt NO. 181. ASTORIA, OREGON. SUNDAY MORNING. AUGUST 4, 1895. ' - - PRICE, FIVE CENTS
Iron & Steel,
Groceries & Provisions,
Flour & Mill Feed,
Paints, Oils, Varnishes,
Doors & Windows,
Wagons & Vehicles.
B. F. ALLEN,
Paints and Painters Supplies,
Rugs and Bamboo Goods
Fresco Painting, Paper Hanging, Etc
765 Commercial Street.
Snap R Ibdak
at any mau coming out ot
our store and you'll get a
portrait ot a nwu brimming
over with pleasant thoughts.
Such quality in the liquors
we have to offer are enough to
PLEASE ANY MAN.
Corpe and Try Them.
HUGHES & CO.
Is there a man with heart bo cold,
That from his family would withhold
The comforts which they all could find
In articles of FURNITURE of th
And we would suggest at this season,
nice Sideboard, Extension Table, or se
of Dining Chairs. We have the larges
and finest line ever shown In the city
and at prices that cannot fail to pleas
tha closest buyers.
HEILBORN & SON.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS
Conromly St., foot if Jackson ftorla
General Machinists and 3o:ler Makers
Land and Marine Engines, Boiler work, Steam
boat and Cannery Work a Specialty.
Castings of All Descriptions Made to Order on
John Fox. President and Superintendent
A. L. Fox, Vice President
0. B. Prael .V... Secretary
They Lack Life
There are twines Bold to fishermen
on the Columbia river that stand in
the same relationship to Marshall's
Twine as a wooden Image does to the
human being they lack strength life
evenness and lasting qualities: Don't
fool yourself Into the belief that other
twines besides Marshall's will do "Just
as well." They won't. They cannot
C.J. TRENCH RD, Agent
Wells, Fargo & Co. and (
Pacific Express Co.
jiOp and PHOEfllX iflSURajlCE CO'S.
Custom House Broker
and Commission Merchant.
50a Bond Street.
Kopp's Beer Hall.
Cnolct Winn. Liquors and Cigars.
Only tuwded over th ear. Th largest glass
of N. P. Beer. Half-and-half, y..
Chas. Wirkkala, Proprietor.
Cor. Conromly and Lafayette Sta.
S THOMAS MOKKO,
) Th Blacksmith n-hoso shop la oppos
ite Cutting's cannery, la now prepared
to do such odd jobs as making new
cannery coolers, repairing old ones,
making new flshin boat bona, and re
pairing old ones, and all' other black
imrthlng that, requires flrst-claas work
PACIFIC COltfuTSSIOfl COIBPflHY.'
Brokers and Commission Merchants.
Conslrnaes Solicited of Poultry, Enr. Butter.
Fruil. Flour. Feed, Grain, etc ..
Return! Mad Quick.
Good Sold at Wholesale.
No. m Twelfth St Astoria, Or..
I. U OSGOOD,
The One Price Clothier, Hatter and Furnisher.
06 and 508 COMMERCIAL STREET, ASTORIA, OR.
Fishing Tackle, Baskets, Flies, Eods, etc. Baseballs, Bats
Masks, Gloves, Mits, etc. Croquet sets, Hammock?, Lawn
Tennis Balls, Bird Cages, Garden Sets, Children's Carriages
and Iron Wagons.
Come and See
NEW GOODS ARRIVING DAILY!
Dry Goods, Clothing,
Hats and Shoes.
All direct from the manufacturers.
New Lines of Ladies', Gents'
Men's Congress Shoes
Men's Congress Shoes
Men's Polioe Shoes
Men's Kangaroo Shoes - - -
The Beat Values Ever Known,
Inspect our clothing stock. We have full lines of
Men's, Youth's and Boy's Suits.
Men's suits ranging from $5.00 up to 815.00.
Every one of them a cetmii.e bargain.
We XL in Hosiery, Underwear, Hats,
iorters. White Shirts, Collars,
OREGON TRADING CO.,
600 Commercial Street.
In a desirable location, 2 blocks from High School.
CHOICE LOTS IN HILLS FIRST ADDITION.
On the new Pipe Line Boulevard Just the place for a cheap home.
A Block IN ALDERBROOK.
STREET CAB LINE will be'ei tended this sum mar to within 5 minutes
walk of this property 'Will sell at decided bari;aiD.
In 5 or 10 acre tracts inside the city limits, also adjoining Flavel.
GEORGE HIL,L,. 471 Bond St., Occident Bloclc,
HILL'S REAL ESTATE EXCHANGE.
Picnic Canned Goods,
Camp Cooking Utensils,'
And the latest
All-Wool Sleeping Bags
At all prices. Just the thing for camp
ers, prospectors, etc. Sure to keep warm
at nights. , Better than blankets.'
. MUSIC HAI1L1. -
t - -
KEATING ft CO will opn their
w Muiic.Hall at 3-A Aator street,
Saturday the 16th. Tboy will
W It it keep oamberless gool liquors
and cigars besides oaring good music all the
It costs less to he up to
date than being a back num
ber if you buy your suits 0
me, as you get the latest
styles, the bestvfits, the best
mode, the best trimmings,
the best satisfaction and the
best values. ' I am constantly
receiving new lines in Men's
and Boy's Clothing, Fur
nishing Goods, Hats,
Caps, Boots, Shoes,
Trunks, Valises, Etc., tha
are made for service as we 1
as for appearances. .
Call and see our shoe stock. '
and Children's Shoes-
Caps, Trunks, Valises, I '.latitats and Com-
Culls, Suspenders, tic.
North Paeifie Bf emery
JOHN KOPP, Prop
Bohemian Lager Beer
And XX PORTER.
Leave order with J. L. Carlson at the
Sunnyside Saloon or Louis Boentge at
the Cosmopolitan Saloon. All orders will
be promptly attended to.
EVERY REQUISITE FOR
: First Class funerals :
POtfb'S Undertaking Parlors,
READING ROOM FREE TO ALL.
Open every day from 3 o'clock to 5 ;30
and 6:30 to 930 p. m.
Subscription rates $3 per annum.
Sowtkwest cor. Elcreoth aad Duan 5U.
Hill Said to Be in Control of
GUARANTY NOT CONSOLIDATION
But Effect Will Be Praetically the
Same-Suicide in Eastern Ore
St. Paul, Minn, August 3. It is pre
dicted heire tlhlalt itlhe Northern Paciflc
GVcut Northern deaJl will be consummated:
in Now YtoirJc wltihln a few days, lt
cornea from unquestionlablie authority that
Mr. Kill's propfositilon to guarantee the
payment of the IndefotedmesB of the Nor
thern Paldftc WM Ibe accepted, but then?
will be no CKMVsolldalttlon of Hho .two lines,
and the Brayiton Ivea foWlawIng will find
that the proposed calling of an extra ses
sion of the Montana legifcCiituite .to pre
vent consolidation is untrue. A local
paper says Hill stands In Uhe saitne posi
tion today as when ha returned from
abrklad. To every luilroad man in the
country who is In touch with the current
ven)ts it Is clear What Ihe to the master of
the situation. The Northern Pacific bond
Wottders have vainly aougiht to effect a
sound reorsandzaitdlon. gentleman Who
knows ail olbout whlait its being done, tUys
Preaiden Clturk, of Uhe American Ex
change NuiUontil Bank was asked tihe
quesltton as was also Mr. Redjnond, both
of wh'oim ore on the reorgiainlailtlon com-
mltiteie of .tlhe seicond morilg-age bond tuold-
ers, known as the jUhnaOon-IiMiigston
cammlttee; whether In caist Mr. Hill's
plan was not carried out, if ithey were
prepared ito givo up their pioisitfons and
busjnceu In Nosv York and come Uo St.
Paul .nd run thie NonWuenn Paciflc. They
conceded they were not, and tlhit Mr.
Hill wiaa ilthe proper person to operate the
foad to geit the Ibeat resutta llor hu bond
holdlera out of it. Mir. Hill has the short
er route, the 'better equipped line, and
it is simply a matlter of plain business
wfth itihii bondholders of tihe Nlonlthern Pa
cific wttiether they receive a guarantee
that that la-as good a giold, or take
dhiainces In an uncertainty and trust to a
management which. In tlho past lhas prov
ed unsuttasfaotary. 610 far as tlhe etory
of consollbVatOon is ooniacrned, it has beem
sprung by the opposition to the H11K
Adams tn.ueresJt to euln a ilttile time. If
anyiboxiy knows the statutes of Miunestota
and Mbnitiatna it Is Hill, and ho knows,
too, that inhere Is notihllng to prevent She
balding of stocks lor fiecurJtll.a by one
line in another railroad. The Northern
Pacific will, In any event, be run under
the sarnie rniaime and undler different man-
SUICIDE IN BURNS,' OREGON.
Well Knawo Raiimoad Man PiM.s the
Filsltoi Route. ,
'Pendri'Ln. Antrum!- 5 JTAlaaniumn finm
Orvtarto tell of itlhe suicide of Sam Fore
man, at Burns, yesterday. He was ono
Cf tihi 'hpMt knlninnil Tnt-in wf TCaeatttr.n Hra.
gpon, aind was formeriy an employe of
rue union raeinc.
Pour imomths ago he Heft (Pendtelt'on by
tiam ito represent' a tfoimpany about to
build a new tieKphoine line Ito (Bums. At
that city he -went on a trig drunk. A
few vllLVS Aim hA wnnllv. llrk rrik0n,1'() Iiam
dfiliJngr a loan of $125. Before ,hhe friends
were ii;ujr to sena ji nus wire nere sent
him $100. Ftaretmtwi In ithe lettefs asking
the foujl tdrrintpinfvi m kill lhlmoai.r H.f th
au tux receive the imani.-y by a certain
aate. umo one lUhoug'hlt ho would do so,
tU. l.rue ito jln lur.rul miiwniSaA ha AsvUU.
OratOV Khinlt lh.liml9IP.1)f thrlailtrh thA .haant-
FUn;man could have borrowed hundredSj
nere 'niaa inis mend's thougto him once
more in the nigut condition to handle
r.vjnsy. e leaves a wife land dhltd.
DepuUy MarAtiuls In Oklalh'o.ma Give Bat.
Hennessey, O. T., August 3. The rem-
mainius oi mo um Dooiin gang have had
a hard "ba'tittti wtth deputy Uniticd fitaitcs
marshula todlav. about 30 mllon vmi ni
ttre Li tho Gypsum Hills, where two of
one uiuaws ware killed toy well aimed
shots of the M.arehafc.
Tha terror of Oklahoma known as Zip
wyaiuc dk tnie oust at the first Are, and
Shoemaker, tlhie notorious outlaw, and
supposed to be the murderer of J. J,
Townaend. of Okeerue. ji phiii
woundiid and afterwards captured by the
passe. A running fight ensued, and sev
er il Ihundred shoitis were exchanged, but
tlhe band of outlaw escaped to their
strOTifShoM in ,tihe Gvngum Hilla.
hayi; a foritirees there that lis Impregnable.
San FranclRrv Anvinji 9 rntt. r.
and actors of tlhe Alcasir Theatre were
Daiare superior Judge Murphy asaln to
day In itlhe action for oorttemplt of court
in producing "The Ortme of a Century."
The play is founded' on tlhe Emanuel
duatlon during the trial of Durrant for
me muroer or Klajnohe Dam on t on tlhe
score thiiit Ithe production of Uhe play
mlghlt Inflame public entirr?.nt against
Durrant. The court found W. R. Dajy,
miniager o fth idheattre, guilty of cff.a
tempt and sen tone ed him to three days'
Imprisonment In thf county Jail. Execu
cutl'on of the sentence was deterred until
Monday, that Daly might move tor
writ of habeas corpus.
CHINA WILL PAY.
Washington, August S.-Under Instruc
tions from tttV taJtA ilMi,tn.M
ter Denby is mow engaged rn Investlgaitlng
""i" mHuarnea oy tne American
m teutons alt Chen Tu, Ch'jnu, during the
rlwting there. The Chinse grovernment
already has given assurances that it win
pay a suitable indemnity.
i 0PRAGUK ON FIRE.
Hatf ifftte Town Dwamrted Relief gent
Bpokarf?,- August J. A disastrous firs
occurred at ftprague this afternoon, and
lt is beCleved the hiss will reich $75,000:
The wires are down and it is lmrKll i
to obtain particulars. Many buwiuwa
houses and rentl.-ncm mere burned and
about half the Jown devastated. Sprague
quarters Of the Northern Parlflv Ttnllm-I
Gompany. The may of prague. called for
tents and provisions and this city prompt,
ly responded to tire call. Several hun.
died pounds of provisions and dozens of
tennis were sent Ho Wire r...ti of the suf
ferers. THE TROUBLE OVER.
Wlaishdaston, August 3. The following
dispatch wus received at the War depart.
m&rft today Dram, General Ctopptager's
headquanters at Omaha:
"All quiet at Jackson's Hole, Two
scouting parties were aentt out yiesterd&y,
one to Uhe counlbry east albout Buffalo
Fork, and one eoutth. to Hoback river,
Or.e company of Blsbee'a battaillon, 8th
In.fantrjt, Jras been sent tto Swan river
for title protection of clulzenB."
The acting agent at tUne Font Hall reser
vaiuton rkporlta t'liat 1(H Indians were
camped four miles from Soda Springs
end 200 alt .tha outlet. of Gray's lake, in
Idaho, all claiming to bo on ttielr way
back to Uhe neservaitdion. Tiie acting
genlt sayls the .trouble Is lover.
MairshflcOd, Or., August 3. Wha siteaimer
Aragjr run inlto the etieumt.r Hloimer this
alrornoon la tlhe lower bay and as a result
the Homer was beached it!o keep her from
sinking. The Homer wub loaded .with
coal and was to eull Dor San Francisco.
The Arago struck Uhe Homer amidships
on the port sJde. Captain Reed' ettid tihat
tho Homer slginalled to paEis on one aide
and then BlurAd j take Che other, wihich
(Mused the accident.
Hire ArUgio Is a eteel veteise1! and !a not
damaged In particular.
New York, Auguwt 3. An. Aaajclalfred
Pn.iss telegpjm tellkig of itihte massacre
of Christlanis, Including five woimen. Hit
ICu OhaAng Mo exlcted Uhe gmvest fears
at tih'e headquaintieTS of tthe foreign board
of Miauiiodto't mixtions.
Tihe Met'hodlUts have a imission at Ku
Ohalng. Bt la in charge of Mtes Maiwl C.
Hartford and her asslsitan't, MJsb W. H.
Rose In addUtion ito t'hi lb is feared
twio other women, Miss Maibel Allen and
Miss Sarah 'Peters, are also in the vi
cinity of Ku Owing amd may be poeelbly
amljng the numlbcr tnassacred.
Wasli'lngtoa, August 3. The Flagler
tragwdy of. yesterday iwae almost dupli
cated today when a young megirO boy was
shut by the servant of .Uh? Jaininese le
gation wUU' e stealing fruit In the yard
of ithe legation. The shot truck the boy
in the arm and la not dangerous.
The negro popuiatixn lot .t'he district is
Constderalbty ieoited over Ithe Flagler
sihootlng and an indignation meeting has
been called) for net week ito protest
against tlhe verdldt of Uhe Coroner's Jury,
NEW SUGAR TRUST.
San Francisco, August 3. The Hawaiian
sugar plain Ocra huvo undertaken the for
million of a sugar trust wihdch has for its
abject 'Ohe ibreak'lng down rot .tlhe American
Sugar Trudt and the esitdiiblis'hlng of
free mairkeit for sugar. Nearly a mil
lion dWlars Is said to have been sub
scribed by teadUng and innitenllnl plant.
ens. The Spreickles BrloUhers refulsed to
join tihe combination.
SEC. SMOTH NOT ADVISED.
OoeJlon, AugTjat 3. Th'J Rev. Jut'lln
Smith, D. D., one of tho secretaries of
olio Amenloan' board of coimimlas.oners for
foreign 'mbastons, solid to a reporter today
regardJng the cablegram from Foo Chow,
Ohina, that a massacre of Christians
occurred at Ku Chians; Ko: "I have
heard nothing of mien, a massacre and
cannot say whether or not Uhe irepljrt Is
CITY AFFAIRS AT OMAHA.
Olmuiha, August 3.-JThb A. P. A. etom
bine, altltemipttng to control tlhi police
and Are deparlumvn'r, cannot make an
otihier move beflore TueskHay, when the dis
trict court will rendler a decision on the
Injunction resitra.ln'Jng tihe new , oomimlis-
slon from amending. The court Intimated
that If Its imlaindultes were ignored by
the city council, Ithey would 'be JaU.d.. In
the iriei'nUmie the odd board runs the
New Ytork, August 3. The telephone
manirfaoturera and makers of telephone
apparatus UhrOuKihout tho United States
have arranged for Uhe orgunlzailon cf a
strong corporaltllon, wltlh a capital of
$10,000,000 ilo enter the ileUI agalnti: the
Bell Talkphone Oompa ty. The proposed
organiaaltillo'n will be known as t'he East-
era Telephone Protective Alsutoclatlon.
B-A90 BALL SCORES.
New York, August 8. New
Pittsburg, August 3. PltitUburg,
Washington, Augum 3. BaKtlinlxe
Louisville, Auguat J. 'Djsiton, 9; PhJla.
Chicago, August 8. CMcaglJ,
BOUND FOR CUBA.
City of Mexico, August 3. A small
soaamer has been se.m off the Yucatan
aoast with nearly 300 men armed with
Remington rlflea and machsts. The
steamer has put In for waiter end provis
ions, at Pnoguvwso, and la evidently bound
for Cuba, Many Americans are on th
PORTLANDS DEFEAT SEATTLE.
Portland, August 1 The Portland A'th
IdJic Olub toxiay dtffi.ated the Seatt'.es.
Sctore, T to 0.
This makes tlhe Portland Athletic Club
and itlhe Muhnomuiha a 'tie for the cham
pionship (with one mare game to be play
ed. COLORED WHEELMEN.
Cleveland, Ohifo, August 3. As the re
sult of the contitltulttai adopted sometime,
ago by the League of American Wheel
m n, a national ongantoaitlon of colored
wiieeimen may soon be organized.
THE TACOMAS WIN.
Taoma, Augudt $. The Multnomah
Athle-tlc dub toaJ teamrr m defeaMid by
tha Taootrn. AUiletic dub today irr a
ten knnlns; Kum. Score, Tacoma, 13; Mult
SENATOR JONES FOR PRESIDENT.
Wa-Mng&xi, AUgudt 3. It U understood
i uhe 11 met a. lie eLbugii hus) practical
ly -agreed on Senator Jones, of Nevady,
at) tbe mbnt ellgtble caaidauate of that
The Story of an Old Murder
GEORGE UPTON IS ARRiSTED
When About to Leave for Portland
Louffhrey Apprehends Him for
Crime Committed in 1888.
George Upton iwaa arresTced by Chief of
Police Loughery yesterday afternoon for
tha murder of William De Journette,
wihiidh Occurred at iMcGroiw'a Laindlng an
the Cratfckanlo marly eight years ago,
Upton bad his trunk Checked and was
ready ibo leave for Portland on the even
ing iboait, when he was arrested by the
chief In Swan 'Wilson's saloMi, on Bond
street. Since, the murder Upton has evadf
ed the offlceins, wCio on several occasions
got an Inkling of his whereabouts, but
"Jpton aSrwuyls imaniiged to give them the
slip. He wais ladt seen In this city two
yeans go. The officers were Informed
but when they searched tor Mm he could
Bxtl be found. It Is thought ltih.it during
the paec two years he has been in Cali
fornia. The history of tlhe crime he is
charged with Is as foltowB: ,
About 6 o'clock of .the evening of Frt
day, August U, 1887, George Uplton en
tiered the Jwx.-lllng uf William Battler.
on itllie CCatskanla, and announced thait
ne intended to kill the entire household
and tlhen kill himseif. Thiinj he Uegaii
sh'oot'lng. There wore present Wm. De
Jouwwtte and wife, and Saititttr. Mrs.
De Jounnette was formerly the wife of
Saittler, ibult- ho obtained a divorce fron
her and Bhe married De Journette. The
seoond huaband and his spouse were liv
ing with sauar.
Both tntm w,irk,l In j I
slrtngi.9 .mill. The iUirrlly were Juslt about
to seat Wiemselves at the suoner table
wluen Upton came In and spoiled the meed.
No soonitr had he uttered his threat
than ho began shooting with a a8-calHbr
revioiver. The first shot suruck De Jour
nette In the ride and ho Btaggered back.
The next shot was levelled at Sattler. tihn
bullet entering the right cheek and ru Tur
ing downward.- The luhlrd shot struck
Haitiiler In the ollgiht shioullder, shattering
me joint aua passing out of the back.
Two more sholis wwre then aimed, wtth
goiod efl"ecJt, at De Journette, the lust one
striking him near the temple and pro-
uucuig oeatn aitnosc inistantly. This emp
tied the revolver, and Uftan, who had
Dougmt a, supply of ammuniltlon. 'then re
flUed his weapon wltlh the intention of
mining Mrs. De Journette, but .when he
pulled the trigger tha hammer did not
work, the Bprtng evidently having been
broken with, the last shot. He beat the
woman over the head with the revolver,
threw her to the llolor and kicked her
unfM she wais covered wlah bruises from
head to foot. He then left tha house and
made his escape In a small boat. It wii
supposed that he pulled to hJs brothers'
place, about twenty miles down the river.
Hie failed to keep his promise to make n
olean job of U by killing himself.
Uptoa's motl've for the deed was re
venge. He wawted Mrs. De Journette to
desert hier husband and live with liim,
which tihe declined to do, and her husband
upheld her in flh'ls action. No special e
font was made' to apprehend t'he murder
er, whtosj' record was bad. He belonged
to Eastern Oregon, and his folks resided
In ithult eection of the sUaO.. He haa fre
quently been in jail but never in the
A number of years before the fronvr.it
elon of this last act he was inipl.cated In
the stealing of horses, from his step
father, and disposed of them In Poit
land. Then (he made tracks floe Astoria,
fallowed by Detective Brannon, who cap
tured and brought him back. On this
charge he escaped punishment because
his relatives were disinclined to prosecute.
Upton then went to Portland, where
he lived with the De Journette family,
who temporarily reKkfcd there. A fiw
days subsequently he was arrebied' for
assault with a dangerous weapon on Mr.
Journei'.e, larceny of some underclothing
and lewd cofhablta'tton with a daughter,
atiiiw ue journette. He was held to an
swer before the grand Jury, which body
igmorea tne bins, and Upton was dls.
oharged from custody.
Upton is a squareHehouldered. well-bulVt
main, of about 48 years of age. and has
a somewhat sallow complexion. He Is a
ready talker and easy to engage in con
vfcrsatlion.' Chief Lougfhery hna wrUtten Mis Colum.
bia county aulthorltiles andi on Wednesday
next the prisoner will be taken to St.
Helens, ot wihlch place he wil he held
for trial, Upton haa emttajred C. W.
Fu;n as his attorney.
Interesting Account of, Kites From Our
Now that the kite season it on. the fol
lowing will be of general Interest to
the kite-flyers of Astoria:
Shanghai. July 16. 1895.
'Most laughable art the contrasts pre
sented In many of the habits of the
Japanese and Chinese to those of West-
:rn n:tlons. They mount their horses on
the opposite side; their carenters plane
toward the person Instead of from. It;
the men fly kites and spin tops, while
the boys look on; their books read from
top to bottom, and so on. Perhaps of all
the odd practices thus indulged In, the
crosr Tirost easily to be accounted for, is
the practice of kite-flying by grown up
In China, people say, and there is some
truth in It, that, the swaddled babe ap
pears aCmost as 'solemn and as staid as
oinndarln, and that there, more than
Highest of all in Leavening Ppwer.
1 rv -v r
anywhere else, the child Is father of the
man. The mandarin looks like a glunt
chld, the child a dwarf mandarin. The
sobriety of age is combined with the plas
tic nature of youth, and the amusements
of the little child are shared by the fa--ther,
the grandfather, andi the great
grandfatherall are kite-flyers.: This
may be still better understood. when lt
Is explained that the kites of China and
Japan are not the simple articles we us
ually know toy that name, but are toys
that vary greatly In sort, size and shape,
and are often high in price.
Let us transport the reader to the su
burbs of some Chinese city, where a
whole group of boys Te gathered to
gether to' see the wonders worked by
their elders In the kite-flying art. .There
Is a whiz, a buzz, a whirring music in
the air; all sorts of grotetpue objects are
floating about, rising and, falling and
dancing to and fro; there are broad-winged
birds, and many-colored dragons, liz
ards, bees and butterflies, and painted
circles and squares, asd radiated suns
and moons and stars. '
Most of the kites have pendent tails,
and strings In their centers, the linking
line which connects these aerial monsters
with the earth. Up these strings you see
messengers ascending, and very pretty
ami clever ones they are, too. The but
terfly messeger, .which Is about the best.
Is so made ttKt lt flutters open-winged
right up to the kite, whence lt instantly
amd quickly descends, having .been col
lapsed and c'osed, onj(jiomlns In contact
with the kite, by means of a little spring
which forms part of the mechanism.
The form of the ancient French kite
was probably that of a beast, and not
of a bird, as they call lt a cerf-volant, a
flying stag. The English kite took Its
name, no doubt, from the bird, of which
its first form was a rude Imitation; but
the Chinese names are very numerous:
fung-tsang, the wind guitar; chl-yan, pa
per hawk; kwln-chi, neither more nor
less than t'he 'English kite, bird and toy;
and all sorts of fanciful and poetical
To describe all kinds of kites to be seen
In China would be to undertake too much;
so we will only venture to speak of a
sort very common among t'he Chinese,
and particularly effective In appearanoi
namely, the bird kite. The haiwk, or
common kite, Is the bird usually repre
sented; and to make this they cut a
piece of paper the exact shape and size
of the natural bird when on the wing;
this they paint the natural color and
stretch on ribs of bamboo arranged very
much in the Bhape of the old English
cross-bow when strung, leaving the part
win represcius the ends of the wing
r-and tall-feathers unbound by tJwine, so...
as to shiver In the wind.
Thus constructed the kite rises with
great ease, and flies with Wonderful grace
of motion, imitating the real bird to a
nicety by now and then taking a long
swoop, then soaring again, and then, pois
ing Itself with a flutter before repeating
the process. At times a number of these
kites are flown at once by attaching them
at different Intervals to the string of
som larger kite, and the effect is there
by much Increased; for the "real kites are
In 'the habit of sailing in a flock together
as they circle over their prey.
What nvan among ourselves but has
had his eyes attracted upward, and more
or less of his Interest engaged, by see
ing a Are balloon sailing in mid air, or a
sky rocket bursting in the sky; or in
deed, anything out of the common hap
pening overhead? And Is the Chinese or
Japanese to be laughedat. If he relishes
tha still stranger sight of a couple of
fantastically dressed friends . walking
arm-in-arm In the clouds with an um
brella over their heads; a hideous ogre
face, roaring as lt sails alonir.- a nif.
but Immense butterfly flapping Its wings
uiwj us 'iiv.ng moaei; birds flying about
so life-like that one can hardly believe
them to be made of paper; a huge'dragon
or centtped?, which, with its scaly Joints
stretched out some0 sixty to a hundred
feet In length, Its thousand legs, air.d
slow, und'ulatlng motion, looks rmarvsl-
ously like a giant specimen of that hor-
rioie creature creeping down upon one
out of the clouds and many other cu- .
rlous finings that an American would
scarcely dream of?
Yet sights such as these may be seen
In Japanese amd Chinese cities at any
time during the kite-flying season; .and
while they cannot fail to attract the at
tention of the observant stranger, in com
mon with .many other novel bWa b
about him, lead him to conclude that the
old men and adults of these countries
have, at any rate, some excuse for ihA
frivolity they are accused of.
The ability to make such extranrdlnnrv
kites Is mainly owing to the toughness,
iwiuiiy anu nexiouuy ot tne Chinese and
Japanese paper, and the abundant ma
terial of ribs and frames afforded by the
bamboo a plant which has not its enual
for the lightness, strength, flexibility and
eiasticrty or its nbrous .wood.
With these simple matertars. and with
the wonderful neatness and Ingenuity the
Chinese and Japanese are famous for.
lt Is astonishing how ranldly and easllv
they construct the odd and complicated
figures which they fly as kitesv
WO 6INO TAI.
, THE DUKE OF WESTMINSTER.
I ia.e'.y heard an anecdot respecting a
form cf exercise in which the Duke of,
Westminster indulged during the late
skating season. The duke, is popular in
the neighborhood of Eaton hall for. his
ready kindness In throwing open', the
grounds to visitors on certain days. As
there are some splendid lakes there many
took advantage of the opportunity. One
morning, quite early, a certain visitor
found himself first on the ice, with th
exception of an elderly man busfly en
gaged la iweeplnff the surface. So well
did he perform his work that the- skater.
In gratitude for the clean spin in front
of him, threw him a shilling and . a
"Thunk you." The shilling was gleefully
pocketed and the sweeper went on with
his sweeping; but you may imagine the
discomfiture of the visitor when he after
wards found that it was on the duke
himself he had bestowed the coin, this
being one of the forms of exercise which
the duke occasionally delights In. Woman
an Home, ..
Whenever I find the world grows hard
Ami a chill creeps Into my hearty
I urn to your facest my absent friends.
And I find that your kindness makes
For th thrufl I gelt In the mart.
Latest U. S. Gov't Report . ;
n party for president. t