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OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
FOR tyUITAULt TAX.
Stale Commission Proposes Revision
of Present Law.
Nalem With a view to securing a
wore equitable assessment of property
In this slate, tlm Oregon Tax commls
f ion lias recommended a revision of the
law governing Hut euali.allon of as
ses ments by tlm county hoard. In
(liia icnnoctlon, tlm commission gives
its Hat disapp oval to tlm plau often
agitated f liar ng the aiMesHment rolls
published in tlm newspspers in the
locality in which tlm property assessed
The proposed revision of tlm luw re
lating to initialisation of tlm assess
nmnt Is largely lmml upn inconsisten
cies in tlm present law, hut also upon a
Uilty In the law by which wealthy
irop rty owners have been ahle to co
erce county onrts into allowing an In
equitable assessment to stand. The
commission proposes a luw which seems
to have "teeth in it," and which will
he effiH live If county olllcers are dis
ii)hih1 to do their duty.
The Inconsistency In the present law
lies in the fact that the county hoard
of equalisation Is required to meet on
the last Monday In August, while the
assessor Is given until the first Monday
in Heptcmber to tile his roll, or until
the tlrst Monday In October if the
county court makes an order to that
effect. At the same time there is no
authority of law for an extension of the
time of meeting of the county hord of
Assessors usually take the full time
to prepare their rolls, ami very fre
quently ask for and are granted the
extension of time. Commenting upon
this condition of the laws, the commis
sion says that "the hoard of equaliza
tion la thus requireJ to meet perhaps
six weeks before the assessment roll is
completed, and as its functions lapse
when It lias been in session a week, it
must have passed out of legal existence
at a date before the assessor is required
to have the assessment roll ready to
"Under the present system we have
piactlcally two hoards ol equalization,"
says the commission, "one meeting
after the other, and having full power
to undo the work of its predecessor.
The county board of totalization con
tinues in session one week, and if it
lons not complete Its work within the
week, the county court, at its next reg
ular session, completes the esamina
tbn and correction of the roll.
The new law is to do away with this,
making provision for the board meeting
ft or the roll is completed.
This proposed law contains several
provisions that seem to be an Improve
ment upon the existing law. In the
first place, a taxpayer will not go before
the couuty board of equalisation unless
lie hat a real grievance, for the court
lias power to raise his assessment, and
his formal petition will serve to call
the attention of his neighbors and the
public generally to the representations
he is making governing the value of his
property, Placing the matter of equal
isation entiiely In the hands of one
board instead of two will centralize the
reeponsibilty and give time and oppor
tunity for careful and well advised
Fire Precautions at Asylum.
Halem Ust friends and relatives of
the 1,420 patients confined in the in
eane asylum may be unduly concerned
ns to their welfare on account of the
recent tire at that institution, an official
of the asylum says that none of the pa
tients weio in danger, and would not
be even in case of a tire serious enough
to destroy a considerable portion of the
building. Tho facilities for getting
patients out of the building are such
that a disaHtrous fire need notcance tho
loss of a single life. In this particular
the building could scarcely he Improved.
Umatilla Canal Contract Let.
Washington The secretary of tho
Interior bus awarded the contract to the
Puget Humid liridge A Dredging com
pany, of Heattle, for the construction of
the storage feed canal of the Umatilla
irrigation project. The work of the
contract involves the construction of 25
miles of canal from the Umatilla river,
near Kcho, to Cold Springs reservoir,
rnUitii nf 700.000 cubic yards of
earth excavation, tt.000 cubic yards of
rock excavation, 2,:H)l) cubic yarns oi
concrete mid 2 00 cubic yards of rip
rap. The bid.was ll,388.
Fire in the Cascades.
Albanv A timber fire In the Cascade
mountains near Detroit is spreading,
rapidly, threatening heavy damage.
The fire started near the Hantiam river
ami spread inio heavy timber. Two
hundred acres of the finest forest In the
Cascades is now burning, and the wind
is driving the flames Into the heart of
the mountains, where, If not stopped
soon, Immense damage will result.
Everything is extremely dry and the
flames are spreading rapidly.
Wheat Yield About Normal.
Pendleton The harvest in all parts
of Umatilla county has Jonimenced.
The threshing up to this time has been
too limited to make a very cIobo esti
mate of the yield, but from what has
been threshed on the reservation, and
around Athena it is thought the yield
in those districts will be about normal,
and had it not been for the hot winds
the yield would have been at least 25
per cent above the average.
Flour Mills Closed Down.
La Grande The flouring mills of La
Grande, Island City and Union have
closed down, having utilised all the old
eupply of wheat.
Household Qoods Not Entitled to Ex.
emption, Says Supreme Court.
Halem By holding, in a decision Just
rendered, that the householder's tax
exemption Is unconstitutional, the Ore
gon Huprenm court has declared void a
itatute that has been in force in this
state almost continuously since 1H5.
Householders' exemptions have been
allowed every year except 1004 , when
the exemption law had been repealed.
It was re-enacted by the special session
of l03, but went into effect too late
to be applicable to ttie assessment of
Approximately $8,000, 000 has len
exempted from taxation in this state
from year to year, and legislators,
county officers and the people generally
have recrignl.ed the exemption as valid.
Now the (Supreme court has declared all
these exemptions invalid.
This decision will make it necessary
for county assessors in many counties
to make a reassessment of property in
their counties for I "Oil. for it is the
practice of many assessors not to lict
property that is exempt. In some and
perhaps most of the counties the assess
ors list the exempt property and make
the deductions afterward.
Clackamas Farmers Are Happy.
Oregon City There is an abundant
yield of all hay and grain crops In
Clackamas county this year that sur-
psss the average in quality. harly
fruits and vegetables yielded heavily,
while the vineyard, field and orchard
with maturing crops, give the producer
every assurance of Increased prosperity
with the harvest. In celebration of the
large and satisfactory crops, a number
of harvest festivals have Insen held and
others are being arranged. It has Imen
years since Clackamas couTlty farmers
were as prosperous and contented.
Raise Railroad Assessments.
Halem That railroad property in
Oregon was assessed at only $10,815,-
1)15.41. when it had acommercial value
of nearly $70,000,000, is one of the im
portant and interesting features of the
report of the Otegon Tax commission,
which will be presented for the consid
eration of the next legislature. These
figures relate to valuations in 1004,
which was the latest year for which
the commission could secure reliable
Yields GO Bushels an Acre.
Weston A remarkably heavy yield
of barley has Just been harvested on
the farm of O. C. Tomer, two miles
north of this place. The yield from 14
acres was 520 sacks, or 1,267 bushels,
an average of 00) bushels to the acre.
Turner Bros, were expecting a good
yield, but did not look for more than
70 bushels to the acre, which is a big
Half Million to Clackamas Roll.
Oregon City By the decision of the
Supreme court on the tax exemption
law. Assessor Nelson reports that there
will be added to the Clackamas county
assessment rolls about $400,000 addi
tional on which next year's tax levy
will be made. Kevision win ueiay me
tualr nf nnmnlfltiiio the rolls which were
received from the state authorities ten
weeks later than the usual time.
PORT', AND MARKETS.
Wheat Club, 71c: bluestem, 73c;
red, !c; valley, 71c; new club, 70c;
new bluestem, 72c; valley, 71c.
Oats No. 1 white feed, $30; gray,
$20 per ton.
Barley Feed, $23 50 per ton; brew
ing, $23.50 per ton; rolled, $24(324.50.
Kye $1 50 per cwt.
Ilsy Valley timothy, No. 1, $110
12.50 per ton; clover, $8.50(a9; cheat,
$.50(j$7; grain hay, $78; alfalfa,
Fruits Apples, $1.60(32.25 per box;
apricots, $1.251.35; cherries, tt10e
per pound; currants, 9(3 1 Of; peach
es, 75ca$1.10 per box; plums, $1.25;
Logan berries, $1.35(31.40 per crate;
raspberries, $1.40 1.50; blackberries,
8c per pound ; gooseberries, 8c.
Vegetables Beans, 57c per pound;
cabbage, l?2c; com, 1520c per
dozen; cucumbers, 4050c per dr.en;
egg plant, 1015c per pound; lettuce,
head, 25c per dozen; onions, 10
12fc'c; peas, 45c per pound; radish
es, 1015o per dozen; rhubarb, 2(3
2)ijC per pound; spinach, 23o; toma
toes, $1.25(33 per box; parsley, 25c;
squash, $101.25 per crate; turnips,
00c(3$l per sack; carrots, $11.25 per
sack; beets, $1.25(31.51) per sack.
Onions New, red, l4'01c per
pound; new yellow, l?4'2c per pound.
Potatoes Old Eurbauka, nominal ;
new potatoes, 75c$1.25.
Butter Fancy creamery, 20(322c
Eggs Oregon ranch, 2121c pel
Poultry Average old hens, 13014c
per pound; mixed chickens, 13018$c;
springs, 10 0 17; roosters, 9 0 10c;
dressed chickens, 14015c; turkeys,
Hva 15ai7c: turkevs. dressed, choice,
20022 Wc: geeae, live, 809c; ducks,
linns Oreaon. 1905. 11012c; olds,
9c; 1000 contracts, 12015o per pound.
Wool Eastern Oregon average nest,
iA(P.n nr nound. according to sUrlnk
aw. valley, 20022, according to fine
ness: mohair, choice, zaoauo per
vooi nrnnnnd. 5U08c ner pound.
Beef Dressed bulls, 3o per ponndj
cows. 405c; country ateerB, 506c.
Mutton Dressed fancy, 708o per
pound; ordinary, 606o; lambs, fancy,
Pork Dreesed, 708)0 per pound.
DARK HOUR IN RUSSIA.
New Mutinies Break Out as Fast as
Others Are Suppressed.
Ht. Petersburg, Aug. 3. Nesrly 3,
000 sappers, sailors, pioneers and min
ers at Cronstadl mutinied about 11
o'clock last night. They planned to
nei.e tlm forts and the bridge leading
to Fort Croristadt, but thwtr plans were
foiled by the precautions taken by the
commander. After a severe fight the
loyal troops opened fire on them with
machine guns, and as they had no at
tillery available and the arsenal had
been stripped before they could seize It,
they had no alternative but surrender.
A court martial began sitting this
morning, and is sentencing the mutin
eers to death by hundreds.
Ht. Petersburg, Aug. 3. The crew of
the armored cruiser Pamyat Azova mu
tinied off the Ksthonian coast and is
now in full possession of the ship,
which has sailed northward in the di
rection of the Finnish gulf.
Keval, Aug. 3. The cruiser Pamyat
Azova has arrived in the roadstead here
in the possession of the loyal portion of
hercerw. One hundred and fifty of
the mutineers have been sent ashore
and imprisoned. The mutineers were
overpowered by the loyal sailors while
the ship was at sea.
Ht. Petersburg, Aug. 3. The crew of
the Russian cruiser Asia, which was
sent to Abo, has hoisted the red flag.
The vessel has left in the direction of
The ministry of marine has confirmed
the report that Admiral Birileff had
gone to llelsingfors on board the school
ship Asia, whose crew has mutinied.
Ht. Petersburg, Aug. 3. Military
disorders have broken out at Keval.
details cannot be obtained.
Ht. Petersburg, Ang. 3. Although
the mutinies at Hveaborir have been
ended and the one at Cronstadt has
been practically put down, the outlook
is still black. The revolutionists,
i I . i i i i i- i.
wnose nanus were suuuemy lurceu uy
the premature rising at Hveaborg, ap-
parentiy are unuaunieu at inese inuiai
reverses and intend to persist in their
program of calling a geneia) strike on
Saturday or Monday.
Ht. Petersburg, Aug. 3. On the heels
of the other bad news comes the startl
ing statement that the emperor has
flatly refused to accept the conditions
to which Premier Htolypin aggreed in
his negotiations with Count Heydon,
Alexander Gnchkoff. Prince Nicholas
Lvoff, Paul Vinogradov and Senator
Koni for the reorganization of the cab
inet. There is an increasing apprehension
that the emperor purposes to take the
final step of turning the country over
to the military dictatorship of Grand
The Htreets of Ht. Petersburg are
again tilled with patrols.
ISLANDS' RICE IMPORTS SMALL.
Ide Says They Produce More, Mer
chants They Eat Less.
Manila, Aug. 3. Governor Ide has
received reports stating that during the
final year ending June 30 the importa
tions of rice to the Philippines decreas
ed 61,072,411 pounds, valued at $3,
084,783 in gold. Commenting on the
reports Governor Ide says:
"From these reports it appears that
the number of pounds of rice imported
into the Philippines during the fiscal
year of 1906 was something less than
three-sevenths of the importations of
1901, and the cash sent out from the
inlands for rice was leas than four-elev
enths of the sum sent in 1894. If the
same ratio of decrease for a year or even
a semesttr, no more rice will he import
ed and in two yea.-s the islands, besides,
supplying the home demand, ought to
be exporting rice.
The pub.ic.Uion of these reports has
caused a controversy. . The local ship
pers contend that the decrease of im
portations is a result of the poverty of
the people, who, it is alleged, are not
buying rice, but are living on yams and
other food. The shippers declare that
the Philippines will never export rice.
Catholics for Limited Divorce.
Buffalo, Aug. 3. At today's meeting
of the Americin Fedeiation of CathoPca
a resolution was adopted defining the
position of the federation on the ques
tion of divercn. It recommends the
enactment of laws granting a separation
or limited divorce in those states which
have no such laws, and in states which
grant absolute divorcs the federation
asks that the applicant be allowed to
ask for a limited di voice on the same
grounds under which an absolute di
vorce is granted. Limited divorce in
extreme cases is recommended.
Rates for Irrigation Congress.
BoiBe, Idaho, Aug. 3. A telegram
has been ncaived by Chairman M. B.
Gwynn, of the executive committee, of
the National Irrigation congress, from
Minneapolis, where the Western Pas
senger association is in session, stating
that that organization had granted a
rate of one (are plus 60 cents to the
meeting of the congress in Boise, Hep
tember 3 to 8. This rate is expected to
assure even a larger crowd of delegates
and visitors than had been looked for.
Wilson Will Surprise Packers.
Washington. Ana. 3. Secretary Wil
son left today to pay a surprise visit of
inspection to several slaughtering and
packing houses in the East. Upon
leaving hia office the secretary gave in
structiona that to all inquiries regard
ing him the anawer should be that he
ia pone away and it ia not knoWh when
ha would return.
Bhj Gathering for Boise for the
First of September.
ONLY ONE ON COAST THIS YEAR
Hundreds of Letters Are Received at
Deadquarters Daily Special
Rates to Be Granted.
Boise, July 31. The Fourteenth Na
tional Irrigation congress, which meets
at Boise Heptember 3 to 8, is the only
meeting of national importance to be
held on-the Pacific slope during the
present year. Chairman Eben E. Mc
Ieod, of the Western Passenger associa
tion, lias notified the executive commit
tee that rates for the congress will be
determined at the Minneapolis meeting
of the association today.
Although more than a month will
elapse before the congress is to meet,
delegates to the number of over 1,000
have been appointed from different sec
tions east of the Rocky mountains, and
an average of 100 letters a day are be
ing received at headquarters, asking for
general information concerning the con
gress and the opportunities to be had
for learning as much as possible of ir
rigation methods, eize of farms, capital
required, character of crops produced,
and the revenue to be depended upon
by the irrvigationists.
The Boise session of the congress i&
to constitute a great school for irriga
tion. Scientific and professional men
will discuss and analyze advanced theo
ries, engineers will give the solution of
the many engineering problems that
have been worked out, and the practical
irrigators will show in a practical way
what is accomplished by the results on
The general government has loaned
nearly $40,000,000 for the purpose of
reclaiming arid lands and providing
homes for the people. The loan was
made through an act of congress ap
proved by President Roosevelt four
vears ago. At the Idaho meeting the
government is going to be asked to add I
$100,000,000 more to the loan made to
its citizetiS for the mora rapid comple
tion of the works now under construc
tion. Senators and members of con
gress are the real trustees of the gov
ernment in the loans made, and they
are coming to investigate the conditions
of the security which reclamation ia
giving to insure its repayment.
Statesmen, capitalists, manufactur
ers, business men, engineers and irriga
tionists, immigration and colonization
societies, home makers and home seek
ers, all to the number of 2,000 or more,
will join in the great movement at the
Boise session of the National Irrigation
A special train will be made up at
Chicago for the delegates from the East
ern states. Vice President Fairbanks
and his party will occupy one of the
cars. The special will be known aa
"the vice president's train."
MOSCOW BAKERS STRIKE.
Want Endurable Life, While Governor
Talks of Czar's Burdens.
Moscow, July 31. A strike haa brok
en out here among the bakera who are
striving to obtain a betterment in their
working conditions and Sunday for a
day off. According to the Council of
Woiktnen, the total number of men on
strike in Moscow has reached 18,000,
in addition to which the Votkressenaky
factory today locked out; 3,000 em
The governor of Moscow haa issued a
proclamation in anawer to the Viborg
manifeato of the outlawed parliament
and given it a wide circulation here.
He declares the manifesto to be revolu
tionary iu character and directed against
the emperor. It ia time, the governoi
declares, for the loyal population to
come to the assistance of hia majesty
and ligh'en hia heavy burdena.
France Regrets Killing.
Paris, July 31. The French embaaay
at Washington haa been instructed to
express the deep regrets of the French
government at the killing of Lieutenant
Clarence England, navigating officer of
the United Statea cruiaer Chattanooga,
who was mortally wounded at Chefoo,
China, July 28, by a rifle bullet fired
from the French armored cruiaer Du-
petit Thouars, while the crew of the
latter were engaged in small arms prac
tice. The authorities here are await
ing fuller reports before establishing
the responsibility for the accident.
Buildings Can Be Saved.
San Franciaco, July 31. The board
of supervisors passed a vote of confi
dence in the major part of the city ball
and also the hall of justice, at its meet
ing today. A special committee repott
ed that "at least 60 per cent of both
buildings can he made use of again,
and. within less than two years, they
can he completely and economically re
stored." The board resolved that the
debria and wreckage should be cleared
Cruiser Washlngton"Turned Over
Camden, N. J , July 31. The cruia
er Waahington, built at the yards of
the New York Shipbuilding company,
in thla city, was formally turned over
to the government yesterday. The
cruiaer will not go into commission for
several days. No ceremonies marked
3 ABOUT VOLCANOES.
Thoorlen Ahnut Smok anil
riamra Arm Mot (orreef.
Tho er mutton of a volcnno Is nn oc
cnMon for tho reiteration of fundn-iM-ntiil
errors concerning volcanic phe
nomena. The official despatches nnd the most
serious riiiorts sny that the crater
"omlts flame," tfuit "black smoke" cs
Mx from tho mountain, and that
"showers of cinders" sre thrown out
by the subterranean fires, snys a writer
In Harper's Weekly. There are an
many errors ss there are words In these
statement. The fact Is and savants
ht'ow It that there Is no combustion In
vol'-anhr phenomena ; there Is no eru
tlon of fire or flame; a volcano never
discharge either smoke or ashes.
Liquid lava Is a noncombustlon rock
which rwlt at a high temperature.
Thus hoe ted, w hen red-hot, lava burns
things, but It never Is consumed.
This statement may raise an outcry,
because every one who has sen a vol
cano In action has seen the fiery light
Irom the crater. But flames never Is
sue from the crater. What looks like
fire Is lurid light reflected on the
clouds ; the reflection of Incandescent
1m a. I.ava Is often seen through tho
lateral fissures In the flanks of the vol
canic mountains, but It seldom over
flows. Tho false Idea that lava overflown a
crater, Just as water escapes from an
tverful pitcher, Is flnnly fixed In the
human mind. The newspapers recent
ly stated to the world that "a new cra
let had formed at the base of Vesu
vius." Error I there Is no new crater;
the simple fact Is this : Lava has found
1U way out of one of the fissures on
the slope of the volcano. The lava
was In the mountain, and the fissure
was there, but until recently the lava
had not reached the fissure. "But tho
smoke!" How do we account for that?
No one can deny that Etna's summit Is
always plumed with black smoke, even
when the volcano sleeps, and did not
I'JIny the Younger compare the smoke
of Vesuvius to a gigantic pine cone on
Well, yes; It looks like It! Appear
ances are against me. but "appear
ances" (In tills case particularly) "are
dif-eltful" there Is no smoke In a vol
cano, because there Is no combustion
In progress, and there cannot be smoke
where there Is no fire. When the Ill
Informed take for volumes of smoke
la cloud formed by vapor steam ee-
cPied from the volcano. Steam es
cfpes from the crater, and when It en
ters the cold air It condenses and forms
minute drops which mass and look liko
clouds of smoke.
MU8IC BY ELECTRICITY.
Vtbrattoaa of Harmony Made Po
albla Over Wire br Invention
Although electricity has produced
many wonders, they have been mainly
of the workaday kind, says the World's
Work. Now an Invention has been
wrought out that proves that electricity
Is capable of producing not reproduc
ing, but producing music of rare
beauty and purity. A visit to a shop
In Holyoke, Mass., shows a machine
that Is really manufacturing music.
Dr. Thaddeus Cahlll, the Inventor,
declares that It Is as easy to create
music at the other end of fifty miles of
wire as to send a telegraph message.
At a keyboard of his device a perform
eror there may be two lightly
presses down the keys, and at receivers.
perhaps many miles distant, music
pours forth. In pressing the keys the
lerformer throws' upon a wire a vibra
tion, or a set of vibrations, which turns
Into aerial vibrations or audible music.
when they reach the diaphragm of a
telephone receiver. The vibrations stand
for notes and tones, and they scurry
along to do their work the instant they
are released. The performer Is con
scious only of the music he produces.
He does not necessarily hear it He
need know nothing ot tlie mecnanicai
process he sets In action by tha prcs
... . i,. . .. - t , .
sure or his nngers on m
under his fingers the electrical vibra
tions act tractably and Instantaneously.
At will ho turns an exlinustless supply
of different kinds of vibrations to pro
duce at a distance Just the sounds he
f'rreka' Medlelue Man.
The medicine man of the Creeks will
not eat anything scorched In cooking;
In treating a gun or arrow shot wound
ho, as well as the patient, will fast
four days, only drinking n little gruel.
Ho will not allow a woman to look
at his patient until he Is well or dead.
If his patient dies the medicine man
takes a lot of medicine himself In order
to cleanse himself from tlie mines or
odor of the dead. The pallbearers, as
we might call those assisting Iu the
burial, also take the sauio cleansing
And again, when an Indian commit
ted murder, even In self-defense, he
ent to the niedldno man and took the
cleansing remedy, claiming tho remedy
appeased the crime and the trouble to
his mind. The medicine man has a
horror of women, keeping out of their
company as much aa possible. At tho
full of each moon It was tho custom of
the bucks to drink medicine made by
the medicine man to cleanse their sys
tems. Iu camp the Indian killed uoth
lng which was not eatable. Indian
Sedentary Occupation of Mamma.
Dick (at club) Does your mother-in-law
sit up for you nights?
Tin Yes. But her daughter, heav
en bless her, stands up for me next
morning. Boston Transcript.
Limited Ineouiea In Japan.
The average monthly Income
Japan after recent advances lu wages
la offlclully stated at lesg than. &
NORWAY'S CROWN FRINCE
IS A HUSKY YOUNGSTER.
Trie crown raiNcs oir.
Crown Prince Olaf Is said to be th
most popular child In Norway. He Is
received with every evidence of delight
by tfie people whenever he apjiears on
the streets of Christian!". This little
son of King Haakon and Queen Maud
Is a grandson of King Edward of Eng
land. He Is a healthy youngster, and
the sea-kings, his future subjects, are
pleased with the prospects before them.
LION LAZY AND LAMBLIKE.
Yoanar Knsllahman Haa a S a rp rl -
Insr Experience In Nig-erla.
That the lion Is not always the roar
ing, tearing beast of legendary descrip
tion may be seen In the following ex
tract from the diary of a young En
glishman who Is at present serving his
country In Northern Nigeria :
"I had Just topped a long Incline and
was walking my pony, when, on com-
l.ig around a corner of the road, hidden
by some trees. I saw, seventy yards In
front of me, basking In the sun on an
open patch of burned grass, a magnifi
cent full-grown lion. The sun was not
strong, and he was very, very lazily
flicking his tall from side to side. He
had a short mane and his eyes were a
lovely amber red In the weak sunlight.
"My first sensation was one of aston
ishment, profound amazement and de
bfht at seeing such a fine beast. H
was a beauty, and It seemed Impossible
to realize that he was really wild as he
lay on one side, looking at me with hi"
head raised as a dog does when he
hears his master's footstep. He was
fut as butter, sleek coated and glossy.
"My pony, as the breeze was coming
from tho other direction, did not wind
h'm and went steadily on without so
much aa pricking up his ears. My dog
was walking on In front, about ten
yards, and luckily did not notice him.
It was not until I was actually passing
him, which I did within twenty yeards,
that I realized that If the Hon took !t
Into his head to fancy a bit of white
man I should be unable to dispute his
"After I had proceeded some 150
yurds the lion got up leisurely and fol
lowed along the road behind me, but
after going about 100 yards, he turned
Into the bush at the side of the road.
"PRINCESS ALICE" ABROAD.
Congressman Longworth and hia
bride, photographed on board the ocean
liner St. Louls while en route to Ku-
Mil. AND MUS. I.ONUWOUTH.
rope. . They were formally presented to
King Edward and Queen Alexandra.
Mrs. Longworth was cheered by tha
crowds as she rode through the streets
and returned tho greetings. The picture
la from London Black and White.
Asked aud Aiiv-rcl.
"Here, here!" cried the Itev. Mr.
Goodley, happening uMn a gang of had
boys playing craps, "what are you play
ing that game on the Sabbath for?"
"Why, fer keeps," replied one of
them. "W'at'd yer s'pose?" Phlladel.
There Is one thing the great Sherlock
Holuiea, with all his genius, never
found out: From a man's own lips if
he was to be married.
When vou hear who is about to sua
for a divorce, SUter, you will put oa
'your bouuet aud run right over.
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