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THE DAILY AST0R1AN, ASTORIA SUNDAY MORNING SEPTEMBER 15, 1893.
HOME AND SOCIETY
American Homes Humming1 a
RISE Or THE MAIDSERVANT
"Lounging" Rooms at the Top of the
House- Klevatois Used iu l'i i
The "p'.oasant homes" of America, are
t gradually resuming a distinctive nation
al character; and although not so grand
perhaps as the stately mansions of Eng
land, are quite as luxurious In all their
appointments, and fu'.ly as typical of a
relined modern existence as are the
English country houses, so long celebrat
ed in verae and story. Among the many
charming houses built on the "South
Shore" of Long Island, one whose broad
facado unobstructed by trees, is open
to every cool breeze that blows In from
the ocean across the Great South Hay,
deserves In the truest meaning of the
word that name of "Home.".
It Is a long, low house, a northern en
trance giving access to a large oak-panelled
hall, with a staircase on one side,
the first easy ilight of which reaches a
landing, whereon a ta'.l colonial clock
ticks it "never forever, forever never,"
to the household. The next flight leads
to another resting p'.aee, a perfect nest
of scarlet pillows on the low .broad bench
against the wall. 'A fretwork of oak,
supported by pillars, divides the end or
the ha.l' from the rest of the room, and
forms a sort of alcove, wherein aro kept
the various belongings, of the family.
One of the happy Ideas Is an oaken shelf
four feet from the floor, about a yaril
in depth, divided into compartments
about a foot wide, .with the initlil ot
Pact member of the family In brass
above his of her particular pigeon-hole,
wherein gloves, golf-toalls, etc., may bo
kept. A larger compartment, with the
letter "G" is reserved for stray articles
belonging to the guests.
The keynote of this comfortable-looking
"livable" hall Is red. It is carried out
In the red leather which upholsters the
luxurious chairs, the red bricks of the
fine fireplace, the ta'.l lamps with their
red sll'k shades, the cushions of the win
dow seats, and even the 'big vases filled
nitli red gladioli. The rugs repeat the
same tone; and on a high shelf which
runs all around the room like a frieze
are the birds' of Long Island, stuffed
and mounted in the best style of the
All of the bedrooms open their wide
v indoivs toward the water, and are fur
nished In colored denims. The green
guest room is particularly attractive. Its
deep window seat is covered with light
green denim, and a mass of rose-colored
cushions. Green denim curtains are
worked on the edge with ping silks, and
Fash curtains of dainty muslin are tied
tack with narrow ribbons of green anil
pink. The wall paper Is of light green
and pink roses, the bedspread of light
green denim, powdered with rosebuds,
with table and bureau covers to match.
The woodwork and rugs of light brown
and vase3 full of pink and white Jap
anese roses and green leaves, carry out
the effect, which is that of an orchard
in full bloom.
The dining hall In this attractive house
is Kngllsh in style. Cut glass ornaments
Itplace the silver, which Is left In town.
Cat glass cande'.ebra and large center
l.vnp, with rustic bowls and difhes prop
erly filled with flowers d?ck the table,
which Is covered with a superb cloth
deeply bordered with old guipure.
One ot the features of the house Is the
great veranda, Inclosed In glass and Vene
tian shades. This lc the general lounging
place of the family. Large pots of palms
stand In every direction, with smoking
tables, tea tables, and work tibles, with
their various paraphernalia, lloxes ot
scarlet geraniums are In every corner,
nr.d are blooming profusely In the stim
ulating salt air; and on the many easy
chairs, lounger and ta'b'.es, scarlet den
im covers heavily embroidered with white
linen thread defy sunshine and fog. As
If it were part and parcel' of the architec
ture of the house, the wide doors of
the plazzi open to one of the fentures of
, the place, a superb hedge of osage or
ange, seventeen feet high. Vistas have
been cut through its dense foliage to
give glimpses of a lovely flower parden;
while beyond, the soft prerns, browns
and yellows, of the low -.. adows are lit
up by the exquisite coloring ot the rosy
marsh-mallows, which follow the wind
ing of the little creek like a vivid pink
Neat maid servants, Instead of men,
ore now seen In many of the best houses.
Where a butier and parlor-maid are em
ployed Instead of a first and second maid,
the latter frequently serves luncheon
alone, thus allowing the former mere
time for his silver and other duties
Some very weil-kept-up establishments
dispense with masculine attendance In
the dining-room altogether, keeping two
neat-looking maids alone, while two
maids In lieu of footmen, acting in con
junction with an elderly butler, suffice
for some very up-to-date houses.
There are certain distinct advantages
nbout women servants. In the first place
they are much better workers and much
easier to mange than the idle, panpered
footmen, who consider la infra dig. to
deviate in the slightest decree from their
Kgu'.ar service, and to whom the dainty
care of a room U an Impossibility, to be
relegated In any event to a maid. Then
they ask for fewer privileges, are less
apt to change, and can cheerf .illy serve
a Ute dinner party, an early breakfast,
to the fashionable American suburbanite
who leads the curious hybrid existence
of a hard-working business man with
that of a "smart" fin de Steele man ot
the world. A very upsetting ;if.. by tlm
way, to the servants, and one which Is
the problem of many a household In
Tuxedo, Hempstead and West Chester.
Moreover, maids are less expensive;
they require less wages and less cost
to keep, and do considerable mnre. Si
altogether, maid servants are becoming
more and n.ore popular. The livery, so
to speak, of a parlor-maid of the period
U a r.laln. well-made black alpaca gown.
with tlght-flttlng sleeves, gathered slight
ly only at the top; no apron, a smai:,
white square for a cap, with a black
bow; lage white linen collars like a boy's
Eton collars, and deep, white linen cutis.
The Introduction of the evator In pri
vate houses has made significant changes
in the arrangement of their Interiors.
Heretofore the top stories have bj3-i
nrnr-Meallv unknown regions: hither tend
ed the furniture when It had beenme
s"ialjby; hither the insignificant members
bf the family, and the poor relations
climbed to sleep. On the top floor the
mcw.,r.na m'.rrntA 4 1 U'lll Tlllt the p!e-
'vator has obliterated the stairs, and the
rerult has been not only the rescue, but
the apotheosis of the upper floor. It
Is now the most popular and the most
exclusive nart of the house. The mis
tiess has occupied it and shut the floor.
Giiests who enter the drawing room may
nvr h ennu'deret worthy to be re
c lve1 cn th top floor. A visit there Is
n ;r.i! nf in! iTacr.
T.i he more sneeiHc. tie denamis of
social life on every New York woman are
so great that her physical and nervous
constitution demands a place where she
can retire and "pu'.l herself together"
a place where she can shut out the dis
tractions of the household, where the
sound of the doorbell doee not reach her,
and whero she Is spared the pain ot hear
ing the servant say that she Is not at
home. It la such a retreat that the top
floor gives her. There she can repair In
a neglige, and can lie on a couch In the
blazing sunshine; she can toss a book on
tho floor and let it lie; she can enjoy
the fascinating confusion of things out
of place with sweet unconcern. Thin
abandon Is also delightful to those of her
Intimates who may come to tell her how
sweet is solitude out of the depths ot
divans and cushions. There they may
gossip over tea witaout fear ot intcnup
tion, or amiuse themselves with whatever
miy be tho fashionable diversion of the
moment. In brief. It Is a place where
one can be one's self alone or in com
pany, but where no one can enter un
asked, not even the husband of one's
bosom or the babies about the knee.
Such aro the possibilities of the ' lolling
room," as a man has named It. The first
of these rooms was owned by Mrs. Mary
Jane Xlorgan, who was not a woman ot
fashion; but her fortune and novel man
ner of spending it, always made her life
and belongings of interest, and the news
of her "lolling room" went far and wide.
Her home was .on north Madison Square,
and this room overlooked tho park. It
was the width of the house. The three
windows were united by a long divan,
that was ample for a couch. Here llrs.
Morgan, who was an Invalid, could lie in
the sunshine that flooded the room all
day, her nearest neighbors the birds In
tho tree tops, and the every varying pan
orama of Fifth avenue and Broadway
before her eyes.
The room was wainscoted and celled
with butternut, polished like satin, ana
between tho wainscoting and celling hung
panelM of raw silk. Tho hard wood fioo."
was strewn with rugs, the windows were
in stainless glass, the design being work
ed out in the leads. Large porec'.ain
vases held the exotic plants from Mrs.
Morgan's fine greenhouses In tho rear.
The apartment served as a water-color
room, and here, Instead of an intimate
friend and a tup of tea, tills silent, lonely
woman would have brought some newly
purchased work of art that she might
In the gray chateau that she has rs
Unqulshed, Mrs. W. K. Vanderbllt 'had
a room at the top of the house devoted
to familiar ease. Haddon Hall, whoso
domestic architecture is so rich In sug
gestion, furnished the inspiration for
this roo-n. The wainscoting Is a succes
sion of small pine squares painted Tuscan
red and brought to an esg shell gloss.
Tl.e wood above is carved Into pinasters,
that apparently support the crossi beams
that are plastered between; and painted
with dull gold. There Is a great fireplace,
with fire facings of Carlisle stone, also
copied from- 'HadUon Hall. The room
catches the glory of the sun of tho east,
and the sun of the south. Joining It Is
a conservatory with a fascinating vista
of green. The character and disposition
of this room were disclosed in its fur
niture. It contained nothing but divans,
ottomans, cushions and low tables. Its
sturdiest purpose was a committee-room
for some subscription ball.
Another lolling room Is that of Mrs.
Sydney Webster, on Stuyvesant Square.
Beneath spreads the pleasant prospect
of the Square, with its plashing foun
tains, and above are the towers jf St.
George. The room is the wldt'i of the
house. The three windows are recessed,
hut connected by divans and make an
alcove. The opposite side of the room Is
an oval sweep. This Is wainscot" 1 witii
French walnut and so Ingeniously that
the wainscoting incloses an entire system
of closets and recesses. This Is broken
Into niches. One is a dainty buffet for
the hospitalities of the room. Others
make supports for vases, works of art,
a few sheh-es for some companionable
books. Above tho wainscoting is a shelf
on which are placed objects of art ana
tare plates against a background of old
Spanish leather. The floor is hard and
strewn with rugs.
Touching this custom a wise mother
considers It a valuable educational influ
ence to give her young daughter n sanc
tum at the top of the house, whither her
strong young legs can carry her. Into
this room no one enters without her per
mission. Here, if she chooses, she may
essay poetry and trifle In art. In such a
room her Individuality develops, and If
there are any warning signs they will
eventually appear more openly, in time
for check or reproof, and they will occur
under the parental roof. The peculiar
taste of this girl in photographs inclines
to royilty, and here she enjoys the com
nany of most of the crowned heads ot
Europe. Around the room Is a frieze of
Raphael's "Hours." This frieze is brok
en on one side by Giotto's head of Dante,
and on the other by Church's "Mummy
Smelling a Rose, The furniture of the
icom has been specially designed. Here
are the girl's books and everything that
Is dear to her. In the window is a- seat
which h also a locker for other treas
ures. To Insure her greater privacy
there is a splendid piece of color In the
"talned glass of her window, and filtered
through this is the more prosaic aspect
of the street. Here this young girl reigns
supreme. Sometimes she receives visits
from other members of the family. But
she Is always notified In advance that
no undue invasion of her privacy will be
Three Visitors From the Country Aro
The workba-sket of the up-to-date wom
an of leisure is provided with many cost
ly trifles, the use of which la not di
rectly obvious to the uninitiated. This
fact was recently Impressel upon she
.vriter at the counter of a Jewelry es
tablishment. A group of women, whose
manner and appointments Indicated that
thev were strangers in the city, were
looking at gold thimbles, and, incidental
ly, at various other articles displayed
by the clerk.
"Look here, Mary Ellen," said the Old
est of the women, holding up to view
a flat little square of gold with richly
chased edges. "What do you reckon this
"It don't look like anything In partic
ular to me," answered Mary Ellen afttr
"Well! It' a thread winder, and It's
"Nine dollars for a- thread wlgder!"
exclaimed Mary iEilen, aghast at the
Idea. "Well! I never! I always wrap
my odd scraps of thread or silk round
an empty spool or a piece of cardboard,
like the scooped-out piece of wood the
boys at home wind their fishing, lines on.
That's right convenient, though," fche
added, examining the pretty bau'o'e In
terestedly. "Here's something else," said the third
woman, balancing between vr fingers a
pencil like arrangement ey J.sitely chas
ed, and having a smooth oval bulb at
either end. "I wonder what this Is for?"
and she glanced appeaJingly at the clerk.
"That's a glove darner," he exp'alned,
much amused at her perplexity.
"And how much does It cost?"
The trio exclaimed In horror at this
revelation, of extravagance, and Mrs.
Mary Ellen remarked sternly that $1
would supply her with gloves for two
All three examined the glove darner
critically, and then, pursuing their in
vestigation, speculated in turn as to the
merits of the solid gold thimble-holders
emery-holders, needle-cases and other
articles that seemed curious to them.
Finally, when a finger protector was
shown, Mrs. Mary Ellen's patience be
"These idle women ou?ht to be proud
t show a few needle pricks on their
forefinirer," she exclaimed. "I'd like to
know how a little needle prick pan hurt!"
She did not conceal her amazement that
so Insignificant, every-day an affair a a
little round tr.pe-measure could be con-
trived to cost J7; and a small Ivory
case, equipped with tiny, gold-handled I
scissors, needle-case, thimble and bod- j
kin, the valuo of which was J10O, nearly j
took away her breath.
"It b outrageous to squander so many
dollars on nonsense," she declared ener
getically as the party left the shop.
Interesting Items Culled From Oregon's
The Coa.n Mall calls attention to the
fatt that the government surveyors now
working in Coos county have a span of
mules which they drive in transporting
their outfit from place to place. "This
is the first time," the Mall says, "a pair
of genuine, slmon pure government mules
have ever visited this county."
"Just let anyone make a comment that
affects Portland's Interests and how the
papers there howl," says' tho Albany
Democtat. "It ought to be a lesson to
them not to be . everlastingly hitting
other sections, for Instance Yaqulna bay.
They can't say mean enough things about
Congressman Clark, of Missouri."
Tho First iProtestant Episcopal church
ever built In Bandon was completed this
year, and consecrated on Sunday, Aug
ust 25th, by Bishop B. Wistar Morris,
bishop of the diocese of Oregon, assisted
by Rev. Wm. Horsfall. The church was
built by Mrs. Belle I. Sellwood, relict of
the late Rev. John W. Sellwood, in
memory of her fiusband, and by her re
quest dedicated to St. John's by the sea.
Bandon Record. '
"Chump" Clark's argument, says the
Portland Welcome In Its usually gentle
manly and courteous manner, scarcely
needs refuting. He Is reported as start
ing out with tho proposition that no ap
propriation should be made for a river
above Its mouth."
Needless to say this statement is a de
liberate untruth. Mr. Clark never tit
tered a sentiment that could be constru
ed Into anything of the kind.
"Articles of Incorporation were filed
yesterday in the office of the secretary of
Co. The object of the company Is to
manufacture quartz mills and other min
ing machinery, to build quartz and other
mills, to carry on a general contracting
business, to build and lease hotels, stores,
and other property, and to purchase and
deal In gold, silver and other mining
properties. The capital stock of the
company Is $30,000, to be divided Info
500 shares of f 100 each. A. B. Hammond,
J. Frank Watson, and J. S. Spencer are
the incorporators, and Portland is the
principal place of business." Post.
Jack Mayo and 180 other employes of
the O. P. R. R. who a year ago petition
ed the court for an order asking that the
Farmers' Loan and Trust Co. be requir
ed to pay into the court the balances due
them as employes of the O. P. during
the Hadley receivership, a demurrer to
which was sustained by Judge Fullerton,
have appealed. The petition of Mayo ct.
al. Is based on the legal position that
the plaintiff in a suit is responsible for
the costs, and they sought to have the
court declare that the railroad, being in
the hands of the court, Indebtedness to
employes incurred In the operation of
the road were legitimate court expenses
or costs, and that therefore the plaintiff,
the Farmers' Trust and Loan Co., should
be made to pay -them. The aggregate
of the sum the petitioners a3ked to
have the plaintiff pay Into coutt was
about $50,000. Times.
The Corvallis Gazette is authority for
the following statement which, If true,
shows that all hunters are not without
a conscience, and are willing to obey the
law. The Gazette says: "J03 Begin
went hunting Sunday and amused the
pheasants. The law prevents one man
from killing more than twenty birds In
one day, and Joe came back from his
trip greatly disturbed. He hunted up
four lawyers and asked them their ad
vice on one phase of the law. Ho want
ed to know If having killed 19 birds he
should shoot at another and by accident
kill two he would be liable to a fine.
The attorneys could not agree, but the
report soon spread that Joseph had vio
lated the law, and some kind friends
were about to telegraph Mr. McGuIre to
come up and prosecute him. It seems,
however, that Joe began debating the
question before he had fired a shot, and
fearful lest such a condition should arls,
he Immediately drove back to town to get
proper legal advice. He vows he won't
go out again until the supreme court
passes upon the matter. His nerves have
not yet recovered from the fright caused
by his narrow escape.
Assistant Chief Goode, of the United
Slates geological survey, who visited Or
egon last summer, says that tha wild
est region of the entire United States
Is an area of 1000 square miles between
Roseburg and Coqullle, in Douglass end
Coos counties. Ho describes it as a mys
terious, undiscovered country. In which
roams undisturbed wild game, and whose
brooks and rivers are filled with wild
fowl. It is nearly covered with a dense
growth of pine, fir, hemlock and other
trees. Many of the trees are of enor
mous size, and so thick that It is dif
ficult for men to make thsir way be
tween them. Where the trees are not
so thick the heavy growth of bushes or
various kinds take their place. It Is a
country that Is filled with all kinds ot
wild game, including, as reported to him,
elk, different kinds of bear, mountain
Hons, deer and other animals, Including
lynx and otters. There arc also the va
rious kinds of fowl. The streams all have
an abundance of trout and other kinds
of fish. He penet:3ted Into the wilds a
dozen miles and saw things that filled
him with wonder at the vastness of the
forest and that any one should attempt
to live in it.
"F. H. Skinner, agent for the Wash
ington National Building. Loan and In
vestment Association, seems to have got
his employers Into serious trouble by
bilking a number of residents of Doug
lass county," says the Review. "He sold
stock In the association, it is said, ana
guaranteed the purchasers that they
would be granted loans, the plan being
similar to that upon which the local
building and Iran associations do busi
ness. As the ?".- 'lai'on already hud
sever?' loans in Rosebnrg and Dmln, and
is regarded as a solid Institution,' Mr.
Skinner had les3 trouble working his
f chime than he otherwise might have
had. He sold stock to B. C. Agee, prom
islrg a loan upon his place, and soon
after exhibited a letter purporting to
hiv come from the head office of his
co.npany in Seattle, stating that the
loan had been made, and that Mr. Agee
would receive his money September 1.
He represented that a person to secure
a loan must subscribe for shares of stock
In the association, nd make the first
monthly payment, together with a de
posit to cover cost of examining the ab
stract of title to their lands, and other
expenses, and that a letter from the
head office regarding Mr. Agee's loan,
assisted him in his scheme. Among those
, who advanced various sized amounts are
; R. B. Dixon, B. C. Agee, Charles Ander
j son and "W. H. Hudson. Now comes
! J. H. Hawley, general manager of the
1 association, land pronounces Sklnnre's
' letters forgeries, and It is supposed that
he has skipped to British Columbia. The
officers are on his trail, but there is not
much hope of catching Mm. H prob
ably secured about $300 in Douglass coun
ty altogether. ' -
The largest nuiret of ijold ever fcund
wai taken In Vili from the Hill End, in
New South Wales. It weighed M0 lbs.,
and as worth $130,000.
Lonloi bicyclists are aeitatin tho
question of a law to raiko vehicles carry
lanterns at nlsfht.
REVENGE THE NATURAL IDEA
Frank Athelstaue Swettenham, Oill-
cier d'Academie, Telia of Theiv
Superstitions and Proverbs.
Many years epent among the Malays,
the later ones ao British resident In
Perak, gives Mr. Swettenham tho right
to speak with authority on his theme.
He writes of a race and of times which
are rapidly changing. The Malay is still
what he has been these hundreds ot
years. But the hand of civilization Is
upon him and upon the places where ho
lurked so long unnoticed. It is a varied
scene to which the author turns tha at
tention of his readers. The ordinary no
tion of a Malay is that of a murderous
cutthroat whose conduct furnished the
English language with tho phrase "run
ning amuck." But there appears to be
much that can be said for him In ad
dition to a description of his doings as a
man of Wood. Even what he calls
meng amok becomes interesting in the
description of It which Mr. Swettenham
gives. To a Malay in Ms right mind, the
idea of revenge is natural. If one of hi.
relatives is murdered, it is his duty as
a member ct the clan to aid In killing
the slayer. The process Is one liable to
Indefinite extension. One homicide is
likely to bo the precursor of many. An
insult Is likely also to lead to murder.
But when the conditions are such that
direct vengeance is impossible, the vic
tim of a wrong, real or fancied, becomes
in time a different sort of person. The
author, speaking of the relations of the
sexes, remarks that a'. forms of madness,
mania and brain softening are rare. But
his own narrative suggests that running
amok is usually the result of something
very like Insanity. When the madman
cannot kill whom he would, he slakes
his thirst for blood by killing all whom
he can reach. He means to be slain him
self, andi he keeps on slaying until a
thrust or a blow ends his life.
Tills is the most dangerous aspect ot
the MaHay character. But It is less re
markable than another form of mania
which resembles hypnotism. A person
subject to this Is said to be a latah. A
look or a touch ts sufficient to make such
a person the victim of any suggestion
that may be made to Mm. It is not even
necessary that there should bo any hu
man agency In the matter. Mr. Swetten
ham had an orderly subject to this dis
ease. Once he observed the man stop
under the branches of a small tree, move
his arms like a man striking an Invis
ible enemy, and finally throw whatever
missies he could find at the tree. His
imitative mania had been aroused by the
movements of hornets which darted as If
they were thrown from their nest. Ho
began to make the same thrusting mo
tions, and soon had the hornets about
his ears. Others had to bring him away
from the place. If this man was told
to strike any one he repeated the sug
gestion in the extct words given Mm,
and at the same time struck the blow.
If the person who was hit turned on him
bo would say, "It was not I who hit you,
but that man who ordered me." Mr.
Swettenham' has no doubt that he would
have committed a murder instantly if he
had been told to do so while In the
Though they are Mahometans, the Mal
rys continue the practice of their pagan
b rcery, and Mr. Swettenham has a story
to tell which rivels those of other travel
ers In the East. Crystal-skrylng, or whnt
amounts to the Bame thing, gazing at
a mirror or at the reflecting' surface of
a liquid, is as familiar to them as to
other races. When thj question was one
of discovering the name ot a thief, a
native chief Ba.t down, with the Koran on
a reading stand beside him, while two
men balanced between them on earthen
bowl, filled with water and covered with
a piece ot white cotton cloth, on the
bent forefingers of their right hands.
Mr. Swettenham wrote names on separ
ate pieces of paper, which he folded
and placed on the cloth one at a time.
For each name the chief read a passage
from the Koran. When a certain name
was placed' on the cloth and tho reading
began, the bowl turned and finally fell
cn the floor. Mr. Swettenham had the
experiment tried several times and he
vouches for It that the bowl was sen
sitive only to one name, and that was
in avery case the same. The names
which he wrote were known only to
himself, and he dM not know one from
another when the papers were folded
Another trick of the wizards Is to draw
water from a sword by pressing the fin
gers on the steel and moving them B.owly
up and down the blade. This Is said
to take the temper out of the steel. But
Mr. Swettenham apparently does not do.
scribe this feat from the evidence of
his own eyes. Malays In general be
lieve that there Is one tribe in Sumatra,
the members of which can transform
themselves into tigers. They also believe
that a person can take up his own shad
ow Chamlsso would have been delighted
vlth this superstition and can thus pos
sess himself of a familiar spirit. Those
who succeed In this conjuration never
afterward cast a shadow. There Is
.methlng else to be done when the
shadow has been disposed of. "Go
home," said a feminine expert, "and In
the night, whether sleeping or waking,
the form of a child will appear before
you and put out its tongue; that seize,
and it will remain while the rest of the
child disappears. In a little while the
tongue will turn Into something- that
breathes, a small animal, reptile or In
sect, and when you see the creature has
life put It In a bottle and the pelslt
(spirit) Is yours."
Mallays are rarely the victims of either
liquor or opium. But they are Inveterate
gamblers, and they are passionately fond
of cockflghtlng. They like to borrow
money, and they hate to pay It back.
They have an endless store of proverbs.
"While you carry the king's business
on your head, don't forget to keep your
own under your arm," Is one of the say
ings which Mr. Swettenham quotes. Its
application to a disappointed and dis
graced official Is obvious. "It is some
times one's own forefinger that pokes
one In the eye." is another homely ex
ample. In short, Mr. Swettenham finds
the people charming when they have laid
aside their weapons. No race enjoys a
picnic or a hunt for turtles' eggs or a
day's fishing better than the Malays,
and on such occasions whole villages go
on an excursion together.
IIOON TO MOTH EII.S.
The newest electric houaehold appli
ance, and in future no nursery will be
complete without 1t, 1g the "baby alarm."
It often happens that In a large house
where the Infant t eleeplrur In a room
on an upper story, the nurae cannot re
tire to the servants' room, which may
be on a different floor and too far distant
for any one to hear the child's signal
that It Is awake. The intention of the
baby a' arm I to give warning to ny
required distance when the child cr.
A nensitive microphone placed near th
cat Is connected to a battery and in
duction coll and thence by wires to a
small electro-magnet at the end of where
the sound Is to be received. When the
Their Customs Observed by
child cries the m'lehrophono will set up
nn undulatory circuit, the electro-magnet
will be actuated. Its oscillation will close
a bell circuit and a bell will continue to
ring as long as the sound of the baby's
voice is sustained. As the device is at
present constructed the adjustment of
the balance lover which Is set In motion
by the electro-magnet Is so delicate that
the apparatus has to be handled with ex
treme care and any bungling by an In
experienced person is apt to derange it.
Suggestions have been made for lessen
ing the complexity of the Instrument and
making of it a practicable and durable
m -ans of enabling infants to unconscious
ly signal to a distance and thus save
much anxious watching on the part of
those in charge. New York Times.
BLUE AND GRAY.
After XIany Years a Union Veteran
Finds His Benefactbr.
An Interesting war s'ory comes to
light from an Incident that occurred at
the battle of Antietam, which demon
strates that eveu the roar of cannon
shot and shell, the crash of musketry,
and the cold touch ot the bayonet can
not drive from the breast of the soldier
the spirit of kindness and humanity.
This Incident tells of the heroism and
kindness of a Confederate picket and the
R'rateful remenrorance yt a) wounded
The battle of 'Antietam had been finish
ed for about 30 hours. The soldiers of
Lee and McClellan were resting on their
arms after a direful conflict In which
both sides had suffered terribly, and on
the baDtlefleld the dead and wounded
were stretched out by the thousands.
A young Confederate picket was march
ing along his bent keeping vigil over the
sleeping Army of Northern Virginia. Just
out there were many of the Federal
dead and wounded.
A faint cry came to the ears of the
boy in gray. It was a gasping, despair
ing cry. ''Water, water," was all that
could be heard. The man who gasped
out those words was dying slowly of
The picket resolved to carry water to
the wounded Yankee. Near by was a
spring, and quickly the picket filled hla
canteen and returned to his post. The
wounded solUier was still begging for
water, but the question was how to get
It to him. The picket knew he took his
life in his hands, but, dropping upon his
knees, he began crawling toward the dy
ing Federal'. Two shots were discharged
at him from the Federal sharpshooters,
but he kept steadily on until he reached
the side of the wounded soldier. A wound
in the thigh was letting the Ufeblood
slowly out, and the soMler, quenching
his thirst, ithanked the boy in gray for
his kindness. The war was over right
there and then between 'those two fel
lows. The picket then returned to his
post, and the Incident passed Into the
realm of memory.
Thlrfty-three years have passed since
that night, but the wounded Yankee and
the boy In gray are still In the land of
the living. That drink of water saved
the life of the wounded soldier, and he
has always been grateful to the memory
of the "Johnny reb" who gave him tue
cooling beverage on the flel'J of Antie
The Federal soldier was Mr. B. L. Burr,
who Is now editor of the Tolland County
Leader, of Rockford, Conn. For years
he has been trying to-'find the name of
the man who rsiked his life to bring him
a drink of water, and has at last suc
ceeded. Through some ohance he hap
pened -to write to Major W. B. Prullt,
of this city, concerning the Incident, and
a few days since learned that the Con
federate picket was Mr. Matt Norton,
of WlntervlWe, Georgia.
Mr. Burr was notified, and he and Mr.
Norton have entered Into regular cor
respondence, giving each other maps de
scribing their Ideas of how the lines were
that day, and everything goes to prove
that Mr. Norton was the soldier who
carried the water to Mr. Burr. Mr.
Norton had long since forgotten the in
cident, but now remembers It perfectly.
(MENU FOB. TODAY.
Broiled Chops. Fried Potatoos.
Graham Gems. Sliced Cucumbers.
Apricot Tarts. Cheese.
Pearl Tapioca Soup.
Roast Ribs of Beef.
Browned Sweet Potatoes.
- Succotash. Italian Oake.
Lettuce and Tomato Salad.
Peach Shortcake. Whipped Cream,
Fruit. Cheese. Coffee.
MEXICO'S TRADE RELATIONS.
President Diaz, of Mexico, contributes
to this week's Issue of the Manufactur
ers' Record an Interview In regard to
the Increase of business relations be
tween this country and Mexico. He points
out something of the general railroad
and Industrial progress of Mexico In re
cent years, and shows that the total
length, of the railway system of the
country over which ho presides Is now
11,000 kilometers. Tho general industrial
and mercantile Interests, he says, are
prospering, developing and expanding.
Wallace-What do you think? Old Got
rox whd Is worth a million at the least, Is
on the tax list at a valuation of $10,000.
What do you suppose will be done about
Ferry (Nothing, of course. A gentleman
cannot tell a He, can he?
"And a man worth a .million Is a gen
tleman, Isn't he?"
"Well, there you are."
THE HDAVY END OF A MATCH.
"M'ary," said Farmer Flint at the
breakfast table as he asked for a second
cup of coffee, "I've mnde a, discovery."
"Well, Cyrus, you're about the laat one
I'd expect of such a thing, hut what Is
"I have found that the heavy end of a
match Is the light end," responded Cyrus
with a grin that would have adorned a
Mary looked dlasrusted, but with an ulr
of triumph quickly retorted, "I've Rot a
discovery, too, Cyrus. It w.is made by
Dr. R. V. Pierce, and Is called a "Golden
Medical Discovery." It drives away
blotches and pimples, purifies the blood,
tones up the system aril makea ori-3 feel
brand-new. Why, It curej Cousin Ben
who had consumption and was almost re
duced to a skeleton, liefore his wife be
gan to use it she was a pale, sickly
thing, but look at her; she's ro-y-cheeked
and healthy, and weighs 165
pounds. That, Cyrus, Is a discovery
that's worth something."
Young or mMJIe-nged men suffering
from prematura decline of power, how
ever induced, speedily and radically
cured. Illustrated books sent securely
sealed for 10 cents in st.tmps. World's
Dispensary Medical association, Bnf
Mfalo, N. Y.
Children, especlrlly Infants, are soon
tun down with Cholera Infantum or
"Summer Complaint." Don't wait, to de-
termiie. ut give DeWltt's Colic Choi-
era Cure promptly, you can rely on It,
Use no other.
KARL'S CLOVER ROOT. th great
,100a pur.ner, give resnne?s end
'earness to the comnie.-rien and cites
nstipation. n cts.. so cts , I1.M.
For Rale by J. W. Conn.
. SINQ LUNG, Prop.
Uilntet Goods Just Received
An excellent stock Of underwear, hos
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417 Bond Street, next door to Mouler't
The Oasis of thf
BELOW THE LEVEL
OF THE SEA
Dry and Pure Tropical
Pronounced by Physicians the
most Favorable in America
for Sufferers from ...
Lung Diseases and
Many Remarkable Cures
The objections urged against Indio
In the past by the large numbers who
otherwise would have been glad to tak
advantage of Its beneficial climate, has
been a lack of suitable acoomtnoda
tlon. The Southern Paclflo Company,
takes pleasure In announcing that soV'
have Just been erected at Indio sta
tlon, that will be rented to appllcunte
at reasonable- rates. Tr.ey are fur
nlthed with modern conveniences, sup-
piled with pure artesian water, and so
situated as to gove occupants all the
advantages to be derived from a more
or less protracted residence In this de
(From the San Francisco Argonaut.)
"In the heart of the ureat desert ot
the Colorado whloh the Southern Pa
cific road traverses there Is an 'oasts
called Indio, which, In our opinion, li
the sanitarium of the earth. We be
lieve, from personal Investigation, that
for certain Invalids, the-e Is no spot ot
this planet so favorable."
G. T. Stewart. M. v.,- writes: "The
purity of tho air. and the eternal sun
shine, fill one with wonder and delight
Nature has accomplished so
much that there remains but little for
man to do. As to Its possibilities as a
health resort, -'here is the most per
feet sunshine, with a temperature al
ways pleasant, a perfectly dry soli
for rain is an unknown factor; pure
oxygen, denra atmosphere and pure
water, what more can De desired T
It Is the place, above all others, for
lung troubles, and a paradise for rheu
matics. Considering the number of
sufferers who have been cured, I have
no hesitancy in recommending this
genial oasis as the haven of the afflict
Ts 612 miles from
a 111130 jailes from
Fare from Los Angeles
For further Information Inquire of.
any Southern Paclflo Company agent,
E. P. ROGERS,
Asst. Oen. Pass. Agt. S. P. Co.
J. B. KIRKLAND,
Dlst. Pass. Agt.
Cor. First ind Alder Stsu Portland. Or.
J. A FAST ABEND,
PILE DRIVER, HOUSE, BRIDGE RflD
Ulrnt.box 180. Postoflke.
The partnership heretofore existing be
tween C. J. Greenlund and Anton Erix
florists, Is hereby dissolved by mutual
consent, and all debts of the said flrna
will be paid by C. J. Greenlund and C. G.
Palmberg, and all outstanding accounts
are due and payable to them. .
C. J. GRKKNLUND,
Cantaln Sweeney. U. 8. A.. Snr. Diego
Cal., says: "sniloh's Catarrh Remedy
Is the first medicine I have ever found
that would 10 me any good. Price GO)
tts. Sold by J. W. Conn. I
Mr. A. A. BnyUer, hupt. "our iai-ni, j
WSnnenhollc rnuntv. Ia.. sava: Last win
ter Mr. Robert Leach used two boxes of
Dtwitt's witch Hazel Halve and cured
a large running sore on tils leg. Had
been under care of physicians for months
without obtaining relief. Sure cure pbr
There la no doubt, no failure, when
yo take DeWltt's Colic & Cholera cure, j
It Is pkasant, acts promptly, no bad
KARL'S CbOVER ROOT will purify,
your blood, clear your complexion, reg
ulate your Bowels, and make your neaoi
clear as a bell. 25 cts., 60 cts., and 11.00.
Sold by J. W. Conn.
Mrs. T. S. Hawkins, Chattanoopa,
Tenn,. says, "Shllor's Vitalize SAVK'D
MY LIFE.' I consider It tne best rera
.dy for a debilitated system I ever
uwrd." For Dyspepsia, Liver or Kid
ntr trouble, it ex cell a. Piive ?S cts.
For Bale by J. W. Conn.
Severe griping pains of the ton..cli
and bowels Instantly and effectually
stopped by DeWltt's Colle nd Cholera
H. A. SMITH
Rooms I and 2. PythUn ouildlnrf,
over C. H. Cooper's store.
German Physician. Ecl-c:ic.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office over Albert Dunbur'i store, cor.
9th and Co nmerclal. Prices: Calls, $1;
confinements, 110.00. Operations at efilce
free; medicines furnished.
W. C. LOGAN, D. D. 8.,
Man sell Block. 672 Third street
DR. EILIV JANSON. .
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. ,
Office over Olsen's dme atiirn. Hnun ill
to 12 a. m.; 2 to 6 and 1 to i p. m. Sun
days, 10 to 11.
J. 8. BISHOP, M. D.,
Office and rooms In Klnnsv iu,.-u
Office Hours, 10 to 12:30 and 4 to 00
burgery and Diseasci of Women a Spe
cialty. LIBERTY P. MULLIMTX. M. D.,
PHXSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office, 6S4H Third Bt, Astoria, Ore.
SDeclal altentlnn rtvon tn oil ,..r.ni
DR. O. B. ESTKS.
PHYSJCIUM AND SUKGKON
Special attention in rilaeaaoa nt u,.tn
en and surgery.
Offlce over Danzlger'n store. A'.
Telephone JY 't
JAY TUTTL1S. M. D.
PHrSlClAN. SURGEON. ANL. .
Offlce, Rooms I nd , Pythian
Building. Hours, 10 to 12 and ? iu
5. Residence, 639, Cedar street.
DOCTOR ALFRED KINNEY,
OFFICE AT HIS RESIDENCE.
May be found In his offlce until it
o'clock mornings, from 12 noon until 1
p. m., and from 6 until 7:30 evenings.
W. II. LaForce. S. B. Smith.
LaFORCE & SMITH,
S3S Commercial street.
J. Q. A. BOWLBY,
ATTORNEY" AND COUNSELOH
Office on Second Stnet. Astoria, or.
J. N. Dolph. Richard Nlxott
Chester V. Dolph.
DOLPH. NIXON & DOLPH,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Portland, Oregon, 24, 25, 28, and 27,
Hamilton Building. All legal and col
lection business promptly attended to.
Claims against the government a fpe
ciolty. SOCIETY MEETINGS.
TEMPLE LODGE NO. 7, A. F. and
A. M. Regular communications held
on the first and third Tuesday evening
of each month.
W. G. HOWELL, W. M.
E. C. HOLDEN, S-itary.
REAL ESTATE, NOTARY PUBLIC.
W. C. CAS9ELL,
178 Tonth street.
WHEN IN PORTLAND Call on
Handley A Haas, 150 First street, and
get the Dally Astortan. Visitors need
not miss their morning paper while
WINES AND BRANDIES. XJse
fandel wine .instead of coffee or ten.
Fifty rents per gallon. Don't fornt
peach and apricot brandy. Also French
Cognac and wine at Alex Gilbert's
Telephone & Bailey Gatzert.
Columbia River and Fuget Sound Nav
Two Dally I3oata to Portland
"Telephone" leaves Astoria at 7 p. m.
daily (except Sumlny).
Leaves Portland daily at 7 a. m.. ex
"Bniley Gafzert" leaves Astoria Taes
day, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and
Saturday morning at 6:45 a. m. ; Snnday
evening at 7 p. m.
Leaves Portland dnily at 8 p. m., ex
cept rjuuday. On Sutorday nigh nt 11
Stentner Ocean Wave leaves Portluiid
Tuesday timlTlinrsdav nt 8a.m..Fatnrday
at 10:110 a. in., running straight Ibroiifli
toIUnco, roniiprtini! wiihlrHitiHf.-ri.il
points on North Bench. Leaves Uvtmti
Wednesdiiy and Fridny morning nt7:'10
o'clock, Sunday nitflit Bt 5 o'clock, (or
Portland. C. W. STONE.
Telephone No. 1L
U. B. Scott. President.
B. A. Beeley, Oen'I Agt., Portland.
A. V. ALLEN,
Groceries, Flour, Feed, Provisions, Fruits
j Vegetables, Crockery, Glass and
, rlated Ware. Loggers Supplies,
Cor. Cass sud Squtmoque Streets. Astoria, Ort
S. H. WILLETT,
Oas and Steam Fitting,
Hot Air, Steam and
ITS Twelfth street. Astoria. Or.
FREEMAN & HOLMES.
Special attention paid to Btsartboai re
pairing, first-class horseshoeing, eic
i.nrnvr. rr.rzn r,rv ? cr-.-r-r.T-
Uvw..a V. ... W V ., -v kviau 1 4
187 Olney street, between Third sod
and Fourth Astoria. Or.