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PROCEEDINGS OF OREGON LEGISLATURE
Frldny, February I.
Fiilcm, lib. 1 . War mi iKirmii!
fcIhmiIm I. mm hmkcn mil iinlli in I ho I
I H III I II I ' , It 1 1 1 till- fnrrl'H llMIIIIIIlill iiImi-
lil inn f I wi f I In" four I in-! il ul iniiM urn
fiiiiHiilrriilil y stronger lliaii over before.
Ucprcsclitnt ivcs of tint Oregon Halo
iriingo are llht ing I he bills enlarging
tho pnwcis of eminent domain for cor-
tllill '! Jli ll uti iim .
I loll i ImilM'M have (uisscd 1 1 lull re-
piirlng f r titt liox labels to show! be
name himI address of Ihi' grower and
tho m'Ucr .
Kighl bills wore i i) t r h 1 u 1 in tin'
I ii i i hc , nun 1 1 1 1 I linn one 4i iiiroirinli'
$ 7'i,"iMl for tin' purrliiiHK of iiil'lit Iniiiil
ttoillids fur the Agricultural col leie.
Fcven now measures with prt'cciilfl Id
I lin senate.
Thursday, January 31.
Fiiletn, .Inn. .'II. Speaker Davcy him
lll II IHI'i) I'OIIMl il III iollll I MIIII'lllllllClll,
JIlH I lit 1 1 IH fur till' )lUOlll' to I'll'l't tllll
I I rt'H l I i 1 1 ollicc's of tliii legislature tlm
fiinii' ii m any other oHiicr.
ki'ircNi'titut ivii .lackson's lull timing
iimrtgiigcH w as indefinitely post poncd .
Itimlili' taxation was fruri'il by I he oj
Tliclc iH SulllO dllllgcf of tin' bill giv
ing (IStl-Opal II all llllll'M-ll'llt CXIUllill-
i I 4i r I Iwiii shelved in tin' h t m 1 .
Anions tliii ".'I new measures in tin'
house t m t i i y was oiii' li iiniK'X a J i r t of
liralit rniinly In linker County ; creating
( In Twelfth judicial district; to jiro
liiliit "I real mg" In hiiIimhis and to re
n 111 I lie io I tax law .
line of the most Hwccjiiug Mill of its
character In limkii il" H')eii ranee In
the scute legislature iH that of liepre-
Heiitativii ItrU, I nt r mI n I yesterday
ninl providing fm appropriation and nun
if the streams of the Male by curpnra
lioliH or jicrsons. The I'ill declares that
all nt rea mil, sloughs and waters of the
Mate which have hot Mlflieieiit water
capacity of serving the uses of coui
ineree or of prolltahly limiting, 1 il r 1 1 iU
any jiart of the year, hhiii natural
water or freshet, lug", ties, shingle
ImiHm or other pr'nliH't' of the forcHt,
shall I H declared pllhlie highways.
'I here Ih n iriijsit ion on fo to raise
t he salaries of 1 1 id n I rn of the li-'ifla-tlire
from to JMHI for the session.
Wednesday, January 30.
Salem, .Ian. .'ID. Plans for free hs-ks
lit Willamette I'll 111 hare turned from a
lale appropriation of $4i)ii,(K) for
building new bs'ks, or buying links
now fx int iiitr. to an appropriation of
$:NMI,(shi, contingent on an adlit ioiiul
appropriation from congress stitliciciit
for building new lucks, or the mrcliaso
of the ol.l dtie.H by llie national guvcril
ineiit. Sueli waii the outcome today of
a tussle In the house over the hill ap
propriating $10(1,000 for till i 11 1 UK Hew
!nt for ii defect ii hill would prohah
ly have lieen jiassod hy the lioiiHe re
quiring juusswigers on earn who are un
ulile to ohtain scats to pay hut half fare.
It will he eorreeleil.
The coinpulyory ciliHItt im hill pre
pareil hy Siiierintenilent Ackerman
passed the senate. It requires teaclierH
to compare their registers every two
inoiit Iim w ith the census of the district
iiml rejKirt to the county or city Hiiper
i 1 1 1 'i 1-i 1 1 those chililren not attending.
The senate iliilelinitely potKineil (he
hill aipropriat inj; $li.ri,lil)t) for the
JiimeHtown exKiMition. The reamin
wiim th(i larn appropriatioim neeiliil for
The hoime mihsci1 tho liill increaMinu
1 h(i appropriation of the I )renon I.ihniry
,iimniinHion from $2,000 to $0,000 jht
Twi'tity-flve new incaHiireH were !!
fl in the limine tixlay, hriiiifinn the
total up to . 'till. The Heliate il'l'leil the
unlucky nuinlier of l.'i to their 1M1.
There wan very Htrniit oppoHit ion to
the new iiianiutine law pro pone I hy
tin hill of Senator Smith, of I'malilla,
K i v i i k t' otttti boanl of health iunran
tine powci'H In towiin ami on trainn, hi't
it piiMHcil the Heiiate ty a kihhI majority.
MinerM of tlm Hlate are interecteil in
a lull hy Kepreneiitative Moore, (if l!ak
vr county, creating tho ollice of HiMpect
or of mini'H, proviilini; for the appoint
ment of ileput ic., ileHniiiK' tho dutioH
ami fixing tho HalarieH of hoth.
Free a'Hi'H for puhlic ollicers of tho
Htate anil of ilintrictrt anil count ien miit-t
Ih furniHl'eil hy any railroail excrciHinj;
tho ower of I'iniiient domain, iiccoriliiiK
to a hill introduced hy HeprewMitat lvo
Freeman, of Multnomah, prepared by
John F. l.(Km, of Tort land. Thin free
traiiHiortal ion i Intended to coinpen
Hiito tho puhlio fur tho privilege of emi
nent domain, and w ill Have tho taxpay
ers coimidenihlo money.
Tuesday, January 20.
Halom, Jan. 2t. A bill hiH lioen
preHeiitcd in tho honHo providing for
tho branding of jiackwl fruit with tho
iiauio of the packer, the grower and
the locality where grown.
According to a Jiouho bill piosontod
liiHt week mo'lKanoH uro to Ihi taxed by
the holder thereof. TIiIh proviHion wan
not (Uncovered until today.
A bill 1ms been introduced in tho
Iioiiho exempting from tho Htate corpor
ation tax all farmers' ditch companies
of which there are many in the Herni
al id dintrii ta of the btate.
Stat Aid for Tillamook.
Salem, Jan. !I0. HoproHontativo
Heals, of Tillamook and Yamhill, in a
bill introduced yonterday, asks an ap
propriation from tho state of $50,000 to
is3 expended in deepening and Improv
ing tho harbor in Tillamook bay. Tho
bill authorizes tho appointment by tho
governor of a com miss ion of flvo por
tions, reliable residents of Tillamook
county, who tthall have charge of tho
work incidental to tho expenditure of
tho appropriation asked.
( 'oinmillei'M liiivo been appointed in
I hot 1 1 Iioiihi'H lo in vent lato Ihii Htate in-
Hl II ul Ioiih. I I iih hi'HhIoii, howi'MT, I hey
will not he allowed any cli rkn or mile
K'" Atlli'h opHiHil loll in liein ilevi'lopnl
hi the new water coile iih drawn by the
I'm I IiiihI board of I rmle.
To place I he printer on a flat Hillary
of $:i,IHMl ht year ninl appropriate
$2II,IMMI for a builitiiiK and plant Ih the
object of a hill by Speaker I'uvey.
The general approprial ion bill, pre
pared by the miivm and iiieaim commit
tee, cmricH a total of $l,2tl,lt70.
y M'lfl of (he liew bills ill tho two
hoimeH buhiy were of a minor character.
Anions them, however, was one Te
al iliK I he new couiily of I'hki ikIc, in
creiiHiiiK appropriation for Agricultural
college from $2.'i,000 lo $Ml,(Mi0, hIxiI-
i m 1 1 i r k the ili-alh ienally ainl iippro
prial inn: $ ID.tlOll fur the portaio road
ainl nut huri.iiiK its extension lo The
The Iioiiho uihmi i1 ciht of its hills to
iluy. All were of a l'ial character.
The senate- panned three and killed two
of i t m measures.
Monday, January 28.
Hit I .-!, Monday, .liiinniry 'Js.- A nic
mi r lit I lum been prcxi'iitcil in tin Senate
iih k i ii i iiiiyriMH In ciiiiipel r.'iilriniilH to
m il lln ir I ; 1 1 1 . jra lit m. The Kent intent
i'f tin 1.1'Kinlnt uro in that tlm remedy
Iim w it Ii uiircHH.
Tliere IH a wide d i ITerriire between
I In vahiiit inn jdiii'eil on t tm irrK"ii "ity
liickx by I lie nwiiers ninl 1'eilrral olli
i'iitl"i. The former cMtiiiuile the value
Ht aliiint I ..",(111,0110 mid the littler lit
itliniit $.'110,111111. Should the l.cifllnturt
dei'idi' In ai'ipiirii thin properly, it in
prohllhle the llinller will hllVII til hi!
neltlrd in llm court!.
A mollis tho new 1(ouhi billit today
IXul lihin; union hijfh Hrhool din
Irirti from two or more coiit inuoiiu ill
A'propriiilinj fl'in.doi) for veteran
of Indian War, I H.'.", .Mi, and iiiemherH
of Ninth lliiuiriit, Oregon in i I it in,
while ai'tunlly in service, for iiho and
rink of I heir hornon, at per diem of
and iippriiiHed valun of every animal
that wan killed or rendered unfit for
Authorizing (iovernor, Secretary of
State and State TreaNiircr, coiiiioiiiiK
Hoard of Public lluildin 'oiiimiHHioti
er, to procure wile hy purchase or con
demnation, and count rue t building for
ntnte printing plant, and appropriating
I'lacin State Printer on flat salary
of J.'l, nun per annum, appropriating
fun. Is for purchaie of supplies and
equipment of ollice.
A ppropriat iuy $.10,000 for deepening
ninl improving harbor and channel in
Tillamook Hay, and nuthori.ititf llov
criior to appoint comminvion of five per
sons to supervise its expenditure.
For relocation of State lleaf Mute
School, and appropriat ing 14,nn0.
t'realint; Crook Cininlv into the First
Central Oregon Agricultural liistrict,
nuthoriing hohlinc of an nnmiiil (lis
Irict fair at i'rineville, and njipropriat
ii'k' tl,,M"l mid printing to amount of
Appropriating $27,000 for mainte
nance nnd support of Central Oregon
State Normal School.
Jameatown Fair May Win.
Salem The senate committee on
federal relations has decided to rejHrt
favoiably the bill to appropriate fii.1,
INN) for an exhibit at the .htmcHtown
Fruits Apples, common to choice,
r0oi'7fc per lsix ; choice to fancy, $1($
2..10; pears, $l(.i.l.f0.
Vogetubles Turnijis, f IfiM .25 per
sack; carrots, $1(M.25 per sack; beets,
$ 1 .25(i')l .50 mt sack ; horseradish, 7(ii)
8c -per pound; sweet potatoes, 3'4'c jier
pound; cablmgo, 2'-2c per pound; cnuli
llowcr, $2.60 jht dozen; celery, $3.50
fii-4 per crate; pumpkins, 2o. jht jvuind;
sipianh, 2c jht jsiund; sjirout, 8c p r
Onions Oregon, $11.35 jier hun
dred. Potatoes Oregon Hurlmnks, fancy,
$1.40(.i)1.50; lymnnon, $1(.25.
Wheat Club, (58c; bluoskm, 70c;
valley, (515(11 67c; rivl, Clio.
Oats No. 1 white, $20; gray, $28.
Harley Feed, $22 jxt ton; brewing,
$2;t; rolled, $24(i)24.60.
Kvo $1.40(11)1.45 per cwt.
Corn Whole, $2(5; cracked, $27 per
Hay Valley timothy, No. 1, $14
15 jht ton; Fastorn Oregon timothy,
$17CM; clover, $!; cheat, $9; grain
hay, $d(.i)10; alfalfa, $14.
lJutter Fancy creamery, 32,lg35c
Mutter Fat First grado cream, 30c
er jx)iind; second grado cream, 2c lesu
Kggs Oregon ranch, 37,0 per
Poultry Average old hens, 1313 l8c
perjmund; mixed cliickens, 12(n)12ac;
spring, HGiH'i old roosters, 10llc;
dressed chickens, 14(WU5e; turkeys,
live, 17 (i 17lac; turkeys, dressed,
choice, 2022c; geese, live, l(M2c;
Vt a 1 Dressed, 5'9f(tM' mt pound.
lloef Dresned bulls, 26.'lo jer jsuind ;
cows, 46c; country steer, fififtS'oc.
Mutton Dressed, fancy, 8(ii;8VjC per
pound; ordinary, (5f3)7c.
Tork Dressed, C8)gC per pound.
Curb Land Barons,
Salem, Jan. 30. Curbing of Coos liay
hind barons, w ho hold lands granted by
congress in 18(1!) for tho Cms bay wag
on road on condition that the grantees
or their assigns would sell it at not
moro than $2.50 an aero and in not
larger than l(10-acre tracts and only to
actual settlers, is tho purpose of a bill
introduced today by Senator Malurkey.
It would compel the Imrons to deed to
any Ixina fide j)urchaser who shall offer
the $2.50 an acre stipulated in the grant.
Proposed to Giva Postal Authorities
Control of Newspapers.
Wnshinoloii, Jan. 20. The bill of
tin Joint Postal in i r 1 1 inn i i in , just com
pleted, if eniieled liit law, would rri
nle a pri-HH cciiHortdiip in the hands of
government emjiloyes to dctcrmino
what informal ion tho reading jmhlii:
wants, and extend a paternalistic
yiuirdiiiiisliip over the counting room
by limiting the amount of advertising
and specifying jimt how it shall Ihi
itinle. in the jniges of daily iiewHja
jiers. The joint commisMion started work
on the hypothesis Hint second Hans
mail mutter is carried at a loss t the
government, and dm-H not jiay ils jiro
sirtionate share in revenue. One of
the main rresults of its jxnidering is
the discovery that, tlm liewHMipcr, es
ieeially the Sunday edition, has ex -iiinded
t'Mi much in (he direction of the
nunanine. The ineinhers of the com
mission avow that the miscellaneous
mailer contained in the Sunday issue
of a newspaper lacks the "ipiality to
make itsiH'ially and educationally val
uable." They would reform every
thing by abolihhim; the Sunday supple
ment or else make it so ims'iious that
nobody would care to read it.
A glance at the alsive jirovisions of
the hill will fully convince any one of
the radical nature of the law the com
mission projsises. It would limit the
amount, of advertising ; it would elimi
nate all legitimate advertising matter
from supplements, and it would fire
vent the jiublicatioti in the supjde
meiits of all fiction, of all matter of
general and useful information regard
ing the affairs of the world, and make
the supplement merely an overflow for
the news of the main sheet.
CROPS CAUSED SHORTAGE.
Railroads Had So Wu-.h Traffic They
Could Not Carry Coal.
Washington, Jan. 20. Representa
tive Marshal, of North Dakota, in an
interview tonight declared that while
there is a shortage of fuel at some
jioints in North Ihikola and danger of
shortage at other jioints, growing r i -marily
out of the so-called car shortage,
and later of an unusual snow storm,
North Dakota is in no neej of financial
"The shortage of cars," he said,
"grew out largely of the enormous crojis
raised throughout the state and through
the expansion of business far U'yond
all ordinary limits, which literally
swamped tho railroads, not only with
I Tod nets going out of the state, but also
with merchandise and materials com
ing in. In an attemjit to handle this
tremendous volume of traffic, tin rail
way comimnics were grossly negligent
in relation to the fuel sujijily, so our
great jirosjierity is the real cause oj our
temjHirary emliarrussed condition. It
is not a llniuicial shortage, but a rail
road shortage w hich embarrasses the
jieojile of the state at this time."
LAGUNA DAM ENDANGERED.
Rio Colorado Threatening to Destroy
Ixis Angeles, Jan. 20. The Times
this morning says: If tho Kio Colo
rado should not Is? forced to return to
its old channel and remain there, the
Iiigumt dam, constructed by the United
States Reclamation service across the
river 12 miles above Yuma, will be de
stroyed and the irrigation of hundrtsls of
thousands of acres in Arizona, Califor
nia ami Mexico will bo impossible.
The Laguna dam is unique in that
the dnnger threatening its existence
lurks below instead of alxive the sur
face. During the past three years, the
Colorado, instead of repairing ita
breaks by salt dejsisits, has cut them
wider and deeper, and it has formed a
gorge (50 feet deep and 1,500 feet wide
through the cultivatted lands of the
Imjierial valley. During the jieriod of
the highest HoihI it cut back at tho rate
of a third of a mile a day. Tho Itgnna
dam is said to have cost about $2,000,
000. Very Few Sheep Are Lost.
Helena, Mont., Jan. 20. Sheepmen
and cattlemen declare all rejxirts sent
out recently detailing big losses in tho
eastern and northern jiarts of the state
are utterly untrue, and that while losses
will piobubly be somewhat aliove the av
erage, it is still to early to apjiroxl
mate, as the heaviest losses usually oc
cur during February. Sheepmen were
letter prejwred to stand a severe w inter
than cattlemen, and in many places
have kejit the losses down by using ro
tary snow plows with which they bared
the ground, allowing the sheep to feed.
Contract Goes to Olliver,
Washington, Jan. 20. Following a
conference at the White House it was
ollicia'ly announced that the contract
for building the Panama canal would
bo awarded to William I). Olliver,
who, with Anson M. Hangs, was the
lowest bidder in the recent comjietituin,
jirovided that within the next ten days
he and his associates, with at lonst two
indejwndent contractors shall cover the
entire Held of the work to be jxirformed
under the contract .
Capture Desperate Cuban Bandit.
Havana, Jan. 29. Enrique Mesa, a
bandit of the province of Santiago, who
for more than two years had terrorized
Iuistern Cuba and defleu the rural
guards, and who was wanted for al
leged murders, was captured here lost
night by the secret police.
ALL MEETINGS STOP
Chicago Adopts Drastic Measures
to right Disease.
CITY'S POWERS ARE OVERTAXED
Epidemic Shows Immense Increase
Every Family Must Be Snut
in Its Own Home.
Chicago, Jan. 31. With u new Imp
of ,'S0O eases of conlngious discuses in
I h city and a fresh outbreak in the
suburbs that brought t'etital number
of victims over the 1 5,1 X) ma rk, Health
( 'urn miss inner Charles J. Whalcn, under
lire in the most serious epidemic of a
decade, t'slav issued a Mlblic lirrwlllllifl-
linn (railing on the jieople of tin city to
suspend jiiidblic and H's ial giithcringH
and thus aid in cheeking the jest.
Furl her drastic action may follow,
including tin closing of all sch'sds of
the city, a move which was considered I
when the epidemic lirst broke out but'
was alitindoned as unnecessary. If the'
spirit of the commissioner's app'-al is
followed generally, Chicago will jilace
an embargo on herself, each family es
tablishing a ipinmntine, as in a place
withering under a plague.
Fearing that the ejiidemic in violent
form will sjiread into the Ghetto and
further south into the stock yards dis
trict led to the issuance of the jmblic
plea for assistance. Scarlet fever broke
out in several neighborhoods on the
West Side, showing a tendency of the
disease to sjiread from the Northwest
side, in tin vicinity of Hurnlxddt Park,
and from Oak Park and Auttin eatt and
Dr. Whalen, head of the city Health
dejiurt merit, did ni t come to his ollice
early enough to get the first returns.
In his absence his assistant, Dr. Her
man Spalding, with the jiersjii ration
running down his face from overwork
and excitement, admitted for the first
time that the department was heljiless.
"It must be admitted now," said Dr.
Sjialding, "that the ejiidemic is on the
increase. I was in hopes that yester
day's figures simply meant that more
reports were coining in. The new rec
ord bnluy shows I was mistaken and
that the conditions are most serious."
Records of the Health department
show the jiresent ejiidemic to Is? one of
the most serious the city has known.
The records show the numlier of cases
of scarlet fever in the last four days
vastly exceeds the total for the whole
month of January in a normal year.
HARMONY IN SIGHT.
Californians Confident of Solution of
Washington, Jan. 31. After two
hours conference at the White House
last night regarding the Jiijanese ques
tion on the Pacific coast, the California
delegation in congress authorized the
"The California delegation had a
very full and harmonious discussion
with the president, the secretary of
slate and tho secretary of the navy on
the serious questions relating to the
JaiMincse on the Pacific coast. The
character of the discussion leads us to
feel confident that a solution will bo
reached satisfactory to all concerned."
The existing treaty between the
United States and Japan will expire
March 12, this year. President Roose
velt has heretofore assured the mem
Ihts of congress from California that he
would endeavor to form a new treaty
with the Jajmnese empire which would
meet with their entire approval and at
the same time jirove satisfactory to the
Tokio government. The Californians
have in tho past insisted on an exclu
sion net to bar Japanese coolies out of
the United States, but it is hinted as a
result of the conference that Senator
Perkins and Flint and the members of
the house of rejiresentatives from that
state have jractically agreed to waive
this demand and leave it to the jiresi
dent to negotiate a new convention that
will keej the Jajianese coolie labor out
of this country.
'Let Indians Invest Own Funds.
Washington, Jan. 31. The Indian
approju iation bill was reiiorted to tho
I senate today. It carries $14,500,201, a
, net increase of $6,30(1,132 over the bill
as jiiissed by the house. The large in
creases are duo to ajijiropriations under
which the United States treasurer will
jiay to a number of Indian triles the
money now held m trust as Indian
tribal funds. The senate committee
feels that those tribes are competent to
manage their own affairs and that the
government should cease jiaying inter
est on the funds.
Ask Roosevelt to Stop It.
Washington, Jan. 31. President
Roosevelt has received letters from jer
sons inquiring as to whether there was
any Federal legislation which might
lie invoked to stop tho issues of addi
tional stock which have been in con
templation by various Northwestern
and Western railroads. The president
referred these letters to the department
of Justice, with a view to obtaining an
opinion on the subject, and will take
such action as possible under the law.
Will Bny Cattla for Indians.
Washington, Jan. 31.-An expend-:
iture of nearly $1,000,000 for the pur-1
chase of cattle to supply the needs of I
the Indians on reservations in North
' and South Dakota, Montana and Ari
zona will be imu!e by the Interior de
partment in a short time.
SALT AND SUOAR BA03.
Mr. Ilrnnn l.mrtia ftomrthlnar Ahonl
'I heir llonarholal I mrm.
"Hny, mother," said Ictltln p.rown,
"w won't bfive any more sait hngn;
"'No moro Mult bags?"' said Mr.
Ilrown to himself, having by clinnco
overheard I-tltla's remark. It took
hut little (pieHtlorilng lo bring out in
formation on tlicHe point, arid Inci
dentally there was elicited other hng
Information, which, to Mr. Drown, waa
even more Interesting.
Halt hugs. It seems, nr, In many
IiouhcIioMh, w hen empty, wa ied out
and used iih ilinli cloths. Itut tho
Drown family tins given up hotiHckeeji
log nnd gone to hoarding; It retains
Its apartment, Just the same, tint takes
Ils meals In n neighboring gol boa'd
Ing bonne. So naturally, they wouldn't
Is buying any more salt.
Then Mrn. Drown said that, any
how, they hadn't Is-en using salt bags
for sons' time, Is-cause lately, while
salt Is Htlll juit up In bags, they had
Is-en buying salt put up In wooden
or In jKistehoarel boxes. They'll lsn
milking their dish elotlis lately, she
said, out of sugar bags. Sugar, It
npH'nrs, once never put up, Is now
quite, commonly Hold In bags.
Casually, Mrs. Drown mentioned an
other use of salt bags that was new
even ii Letltla, who knew something
alxiut salt bags. Mrs. Drown wild that
once they luoj a servant who usrsl to
take the wilt bags when they were
emptied and ojx-n thorn out and wash
the marks out of them, arid then for
economy's sake have them for hand
kerchiefs for her little brother.
And yet there remained the fact,
mildly bewailed by Letltia. that there
would be "no more salt bags" for dish
cloths. Here Mr. Drown wanted to
say to Letty, "Well, what of It? Not
housekeeping any more, we shan't have
any dishes to wash and we shan't want
any dish cloths, salt bag or sugar
hag." Dut he didn't say these things,
for he didn't want to hurt Letltla's
feelings by showing her how little she
looked ahead, nor did he want to make
her feel worse by showing her how
much more logical his mind. He said
nothing, but Just kept these things to
himself, hut not without his usual mod
est consciousness of suiierlorlty.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Mr. MUlals tells how rabbits swim
when eonirielled to : 'They sw im with
the head bold ns high as jiossible, while
the hocks of the hind legs appear above
he element at each stroke. The shoul
ders nnd front part of the body are
burled beneath the water, while the
rump and tall are high and dry."
Natural enemies o.f the nulmnl world
are sometimes found living together In
extraordinary communities. The same
writer quotes this experience of an ob
server: "On one occasion when ferret
ing I bolted a fox. a cat, a stoat and
several rabbits and rats out of the
same earth. The fox bolted first, after
giving the ferret a nip across the back,
from the effects of which It died an
hour later. Next came the stoat and
then the cat, both of which I shot. Then
followed the rabbits and rats promis
cuously. It ws a large burrow on
the bank of a deej dry watercourse,
and often held a foc when I ferreted
Interesting figures on the relative
agility of hares and rabbits are given
In a recent volume by J. G. MUlals.
"When mnulng nt ease," he says, "thj
length of the hare's stride is about
four feet; but under conditions of fear
Its leaps extend to ten and twelve feet,
while some authors claim that It can
Jump ten ditches twenty to twenty-flve
feet In width. Perjiendlcularly a hare
can Jump on to a flve-fopt wall, hut
seems to be nonplused by one of about
six feet The stride of the rabbit is
about two feet; when necessary It can
make leaps of six or seven fet horl
roiitnlly. About three feet Is the high
est that a rabbit can attain to even
when helped by the asperities of a
Aunt Ilepsy was In ecstasies over tho
young lady her nephew, Ike, was going
to marry. "I never saw her till lust
week," she said, "hut I fell In love with
her at first sight myself. She's good,
sweet, amiable nnd as pretty as a pic
ture." "What's her name?" nsked the listen
Aunt Heiisy wrinkled her forehead,
pursed up her Hps, looked at the cell
ing and gave It up.
"I declare, I can't think of her other
The general laugh that followed this
confession nettled Aunt Hejisy.
"What's the difference about her Inst
nnme anywny?" she said exilosively.
"It's only tenqwrary. She's going to
change It!" Youth's Companion.
"Did the Jury And the prisoner
guilty?" Inquired a man concerning a
"No, sir," responded the policeman.
"They didn't find him at all. He got
At lenst two-thirds of the married
men you meet are henpecked, but they
don't know it
: 0LD i
I Itf mrtnhrr,
I remember, I rcucmher
The Iioiiho where I was born.
The little window where the sua
Came peeping In at morn,
lb never en ma a wink too noon,
Nor brought tH long a day ;
Hut now I often wish the night
Had borne, my breath away 1
I remember, I remember
The roses, red arid white.
The violets nnd the lilyciips
Those flowers made of light !
The lilacs where the robin built.
And where my brother net
The laburnum on liis birthday
Th tree is living yet !
I remember, I remember
Where I was nted to Hin,
And though the air must rush as fresh
To swallows on the wing.
My spirit flew in feathers then.
That is so heavy now,
And summer pools could hardly cool
The fever on my brow.
I remember, I remember
The fir-trees dark and high ;
I used to think their Hlender tops
Were close against the sky.
It was a childish ignorance,
Dut now 'tis little joy
To know I'm farther off from heaven
Than when I was a boy.
Two Kinds of People.
No; the two kinds of people on earth I
Are the people who lift, and the people
- who lean.
Wherever you go, you will find the world's
Are always divided in just these two
And oddly enough, you will find, too, I
There is only one lifter to twenty who
In which class are you? Are you easing
Of overtaxed lifters who toil down the
Or are you a leaner, who lets other bear
Your portion of labor and worry and
Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
PECULIAK MOTOB CAB.
Built For One Passenger Only, Who
Steers With Ills Feet.
The Illustration below shows a new
type of motor car that should In the
near future have many supporters. It
Is a foreign Invention, and on account
of Its peculiar construction attracts at
tention Immediately. In size It Is abo.ut
STEERED BY THE FEET.
as small as a motor car can be made,
there being seating capalcty for only
one passenger. There Is also a total
absence of complicated steering ap
paratus. The operating motor Is placed
Immediately In front of the rider. One
lever Is sufficient to regulate the speed
and Is placed in close prejclmity to
the sent Probably the most jiecullar
feature Is the method of steering. This
is done by means of the feet, very
much like a young boy would steer hla
express wagon. The hands are at all
times free, the rider being able to en
Joy a smoke with jileasure. Other
jieculiar features are the size of the
wheels and the height of the franid
above the gro.und.
Almost a Lie.
It hnpiHMied In an Allegheny board
ing house yesterday.
"Good horning," said the boarder
with a had cold.
"What!" cried the other boarders la
' surprise and also in unison, as they de
pleted from their burued oatmeal.
Clearing his throat and blowing hla
nose vigorously, the boarder with the
bad cold explulned, somewhat wearily,
that he had merely attempted to pasa
the time of day.
Whereupon the other boarders apol-
I "We thought you said 'good board-
"McLush hns been arrested for
drunkenness and wants you to ball him
"Hall him out!" ejaculated Colonel
Pepper, who hnd henrd the remark In
distinctly. "Good gracious, Is he that
I Woea of Society Ladles.
' There should be an eight hour day
for "fashionable" women. We cannot
talk scandal continuously for twelve,
us we do no.w. The excitement and the
strain upon the Imagination are terrific,
letter to Loudon Truth,