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NEWS OF THE WEEK
Iii n Condensed Form lor
IIAFPENINGn OF TWO CONTINENTS
Returno or tlio Lest Important but
Nut Lou Interesting Event!
of tho Pait Weak.
Tim deadlock between Hungary and
Austria limy result In n revolution.
Tho Baldwin Ixoiiiotlvo works In
building 1 10 engines (or tliu llitrrlinnn
leading Hungarians say Germany In
the onuau of tlm present trouble in their
ion n try.
Poaro linn been restored nt Uiiku, Run
nln, nml workmen urn returning to
A whllo wnninn of Missouri linn boon
rent to tlm penitentiary fur ton yearn
for marrying nuri living with a negro.
(leorgo Maxwell, a wealthy Canaril
nn, will nun tint United Mates because
ho was iIoiiIihI admission to thin conn
try. At tlm DiiiniK'rntlr slato convention
of Mnrylnnil a platform wnn adopted
declaring In fnvor ill disfranchising ne
groes. Guam, tint smallest Islonil Mssoslou
of tlm United Males, now linn a Su
preme court nml n system of wireless
General Htoessul, who commanded
tlm Russian forces nt 1'orl Arthur, In
suffering frutti a stroke of jmrnlyoln,
which affects hlii entire, loft n'rie.
United Hlalen Attornoy Honey rays
hit will push tho remainder of tho Ore
gon Inml f mud cases nml dispose of
thoin nn rapidly nn lliltt, nn ho him
other work commanding hln attention.
(iomez has retired from tho light for
thu Culmn priwlriom-y.
Norway may hnvn n jhijuiIhf voto on
tnoiinrehy or ruiiilillt'.
Hoetelary Tuft nml jxtrty hnvo ie
turned (ruin thu Philippines.
A l.ilwrnl party linn boon organizes!
to control tlm Uunnlnn ilonnin.
Fiance nml (iorinnny hnvo completed
thulr program regarding Morocco.
Itlotn hnvo oecurteri between Social
lain nml Coalitionists nt lluiln I'tntt.
Now Orlonnn In
from thu disastrous
epidemic of yollow
Tlm InrK'T mrt of General I.inlo
vltch's nrniy will wlntor In thu llohl
whuio tin1)' nro.
Inilopomloiil hoof inck(rn hnvo been
riiininoneri to testify against tho trust
in tho t iln I now In progress In Chicago.
Tho president will npKilnt n district
nttornoy for Oregon nn noon nn Honey
concludi thu Inml frnuil canon now on
linml nml goi Hunt.
Tho government gunlwmt Loylo wnn
mink hy thu typhoon which nwwpt Mn
nt In . Tho damage to tho city In gioatur
tliHii nt first reported.
A passenger trnln nn thu Cincinnati,
Ilmnilton A Dayton roari struck u
freight near Connolsvilto, 1ml., nml
ono limn wnn killed nml olght lujuiori.
Tho yollow fovur nltuntloti nt Na
tchoz, Minn., in becoming worm.
Russia in negotiating in I'm in nml
lli'rlln for i now lonn of 1175,000,000.
Finns nro petitioning tho ez.ir for ru
forum which will restore poaeo In thulr
Senator Hcyburn; of Mnho, continues
to Unlit President Hoonuvrll's forest re
ItiiMlnn ntuilontn nru holding iimon
incotiiiKi) tliiuinmllMB Krrntur llliurtlen
tlinn proponoil hy thu ouir.
A collectlvo note from six powers has
born handed thu sultan of Turkey toll
ing him thuy will mauagu Macedonia.
llrynn has written n letter to tho
president encouraging him In his fight
with congress for u railroad into law,
Thu Hnrrlmnu system linn started In
eurncHt it light with tho Northern Fu
el fie to somuii certain rights of wny
down tho north hank of tlio Columbia
Curtis Guild, Jr., at present lieuten
ant governor, will ho chosen as tho lie
publican caurildato for governor of
Tho now treaty of nlllaucu between
(Ireat Urltaln nml Japan has been mario
public. It Is similar to thu original
nlllimce, hut wwith a largely liuucasori
Hockofoller in a speech to a gathering
of young men of hla homo town told
them' to tutu tliolr minds from moiu
money-getting nml mnku curtain of
contentment and satisfaction in thu
later days of tliolr liven,
Cholera ban nlinout disappeared in
Many Ainoricann aro going into busi
ness at Vladivostok,
Wlille tho pooplo of Norway nro die
plensod with tho separation terms, thoy
will accopt the treaty as tho bostjlmt
could bo dono,
Wilson Kvans has been sont to Chllo
for tho purpose of studying trade rela
tions botwoon that .country and tho
AT WOflK ON MF.88AQE.
Proildont UtvolliiK Much Tlmo to tho
OathorlnK of Mnturlal.
Oynlor liny, Hopl. i!(l. 'J'Iid prcnldwiit
In iIiivoIIiik coiiHlilonthlo tlmo cncli ilny
now to work on Mm minimi incnnaKo to
coiiKrHon. For miiiio tlmo ho linn hoon
UHHuiuhliiiK (lata for thu monniiKo, hut
nliii'o tho niljournuioiit of tho ponuo
I'oiiforoiico ho linn boon writing thu ilntit
Into ilnllnlto form. Tho iiichmiiko will
not ho ciiiuplotoil tint II hoiiid tlino curly
In Novriiilmi, liiriuino ouch momhor of
tho cnhluut will havu to nupply iimtur
litl for illnciinnlon of tho work of hln
ih'partmont. Thin liiforinatlon will hu
coiitiilni'il In tho nnniinl ruportn of tho
calilnnt olllcijrn, which hnvu not houn
Throo toplcn lilwhly Important nt
thin tlmu to tlio Ainorkmi poojili) will
ho illhcunBi'il hy tho pronlil)nt In hln
monnnKii. Thoy aro thu Perioral roiila
lion nml niipurvlnlon of llfu Inniirnnco,
tho rolutlonn hutwoon thin co'intry nml
Vonciuula nml Amorlcn'n Intorcnt In
tho lineal nffalrn of tho Kovnrniucnt of
Kanto DomliiKo. Othor Important null
Jfdn naturally will ho connliloroil,
ninoiiK thoin tho rcamlaln iIIniIokciI in
tho Dopnrtmuntn ol AKrlculluro nml
tho Interior; tho work of thu depart
ment of Junllcu In tho hcof trunt canon,
tho ri'Kilallon of nrilronri IioIkIiI niton,
thu proxronn mariuln tlioconntriiulioiiof
thu I'amium canal nml thocoiicliinlon of
penco between Itunnln nml Japan.
Much of thu mnturlal for thu riln
cunnlon of themi nubjoctn tho prcnidunt
Imi In hand, nml thu lant fuw riayn of
hln ntny at HnKaiuoru Hill nru IiuIhk
iluvotcri to thu preparation of that part
of hln mcnrnKu which will ileal with
them. Pow vliiltorn hnvo beii ns'elved
nln eo thu adjournment of tho ieaco
conforenco, tho prenldent riealrliiK to bo
a frt'o an H)nnlblo from Inlet ruption
whllo workiiiK on hln inemnno. J I In
latt week bote in practically devoid of
eiiKnKernentn. Tho connlilerntion of nil
mnttorn enept thonu of liiimrrilnto Im
portance in boliiK tontpuurl until thu
prenldent nhall rravh WnnhltiKton.
NAVAL DASE AT aiNQAPORE.
Oreat Urltaln Will Purcbaie Extonilvo
Dock and Site.
Uimlon, Hopt. SO. Tho fact that tho
Ilrltlnh Koverinnent iurM)nen to ntab
llfb n vuitt naval hnno nt HlliK'iiM)ri',
which wa announced hy thu Hunday
Olworvor with tho nutrKfatlon that thin
wan thu llrnt tancihlo result of thu new
Annlo-Japftiiemi nlllnnrn nml thu con
clunioii of thu Kutieo-Japancno nar,
nfforrin thu nownpapora nn o)ijortiinlty
to riincimn tho nituatlon of lining HitiKa
poro an n baiio, which wnn announced
doiiiu tlmo no wliMii Admiral Plalior
outlimil tho rcorKaiilzation plan.
Thu nownpapora now point out tho
treinendoim ntratoKlc vaiiio of HliiKaoru
nn KOarriiiiK tho Katowny of thu 1'Acttlc
nml whon upon to Jnpnn'n war vvsnoln
nn kIvIiik (iront Itrllain nml Japan tho
upKir hand over thu othor Kuropcan
countries w hero tho Far Hant In con
rutneil. Homo of thin inorninK'i papers
aio inclined to dwell non thin phnaoof
thu actilieinent of tho Hini;aK)ro
dockn, an though junt at tho tlmo it
woru n riemonitrntlou of imworby (ireat
Hrltaiu. Hut tho Korcrnmoul'H Inten
tion to puruhano thu dockn at Hlnj;nporo
ban Imh'ii nn open necrot for many
uionthn, nml accord I iik to piori authori
ty, tho llritiah Kovoriimeut la limply
fnciuu tho rif tilt of tho now atratele
nituatlon In thu Fat Knit.
EXPERT ON THE GROUND.
Northern Pacific Send Man to Select
Site for Portland Bridge.
North Yakima, Wash,, Hopt. 20.
Whllo tlm fact that thu Northern Pa
cific Is to construct n lino down (ho
north Imuk of tho Columbia river from
Koiinuwlck to Portland has already
been publicly announced, Mr. Ivey
supplies some of the missing details
which havu boon most eagerly awaited.
Mr. I.ovoy loft Ht. Paul Thursday
night. Accompanying him was ltalph
Majeskl, a hildgu engineer and expert,
who continued to Portland last night.
Mr. Majeskl comes from Chicago, and
has thu reputation of being ono of thu
best bridge oxpurta In tho country. It
will be his province to look over tho
route by which the now Hue will outer
Portland, by wny of Vancouver, Wash.,
and deoidii upon tlio best sites for
bridging thu Columbia nt thu latter
city and thu Willamuttu at Portland.
Calabria It Wind Swept.
Home, Hopt, 20 Another tornado
today caused enormous damagu in Ca
labria. A gradual uleniauco of tho
buildings ruined hy thu recent euttli
quake shown, that tho number of pur-
sous who perished was greater than
given In the Hist cstimttto. I-nrgo
numbers of bodies aro being discovered
daily. Thu work of constructing wood
en cabins under government super vision
is progressing rapidly, Two hundred
have already boon complotoil nml 4,000
more will bo necessary to Bhetlor tho
Islands Are Solzod.
flt. Petersburg, Sept. 20. News has
been recolveri hero that the American
steamer Montara, having on lionril Hur
on llruggon, manager of thuKnmchatKn
Trading society, was solzod by tlio Jap.
iinoflo near Nikolskoo, llehrlng sen, and
that tho Japanese occupied the Kom -manrior
Islands nml hoisted tlio Japan
ese ling. Neither tlio dato of tho aoiz
tiro of tho vessel nor tho occupation of
tho island is ulven in tho Information
San Qabrlol Swept by Flames.
Cnrmout, Cnl., Sept. 20. A brush
fire that burnod two days has devastat
ed San Gabriol valley, destroying all
tho vogotatlou and doing $100,000 dam
age, Tho main industry 3f tho valley, I
bee calslng, has' boon ruined, '
OBJECTS TO TREATY
China Wants Prompt Evacuation
RAILROAU GUARDS ARE MENACE
Sayi f'rovlnco Should Do Cleared
Troop In Nina Month and
No Guard ftemtln.
WaahliiKton, Hept. 'JO. Tho Pont
tl.l mornluK ay:
"Tho Clitncno Kovornment, n week or
moro ao, mailo h foirnnl protent to thu
Itunslmi nml Japaneno Kovernmentn con
cernliiK two of tho conditions net forth
In thu treaty of peace nlKueri at Porta
mouth. China objectn to two thitiKH
flrnt, tho lentil of tltno allowtxl for
tho ovaouation of Manchuria, nml, sec
ond, tho piovlalonn made for nn armed
Ktiarri for tho railroad linen owned by
Itunlna nml Japan In Manchuria.
"China believes that nine months is
entirely niilllcicnt tlmo within which
Japan ami Itunnln nhall ovacuatu Man
cliurla, Inatcail of 12 months, as pio
vlilori for in tho peaco treaty.
"Thu provision made for KuarditiK
thu railroad, tho Chluonu contend, con
tomplaten an armed forcu of probably
10,000 men In Chineso territory. Tho
Chinese Kovornmont regards tho main
tenance of Ktiards in Manchuria nn
menace and it does not propose to agree
to audi a itati."
MEXICAN TRADE GROWING).
Largoit Increaio Lait Yoir Wa In
Mexico City, Hopt. 2a. HUllatlca of
Mexico's foreln trndu for tho flecal
year endiil Juno SO, show a healthy
commercial condition. Tho !uiorts
wore valued nt $85,801,081 Hold, of
which HH,30:i,l(17 camu from the
Uultetl Klntes, an lucroase of nearly
10,000,000 over thu preciiliiiK final
year. (Iront Urltaln sent KMdn to tho
valuu of $10,481,343, nn increase of
alxiut $400,000. Germany contributed
$0,810138, which In a alight incieaso.
Franco sent 8,4Hl!,tlH&, which la a gain
Thu (told cxorteri aniouutol to $13,
(Itm.Mtl, n itain of nearly $3,000,000
over tho pricetlinc fiscal year. Tho
total amount of silver oxportcri (silver
value) wan $0ri)o'.3,045, which In a de
crease of $13,688,044. Tho total silver
value of nil cxH)rta wan $208120,451,
or about $104,800,000 gold valuu. This
shown a very satisfactory condition, al
though a slight decrease from thu pre
Trade with tho United Slates is grow
ing steadily ami will increaro from year
to year in tho judgment of mercantile
ami banking houses, Tho country was
never tnoru prosjicrotis and tho outlook
for thu coming year is a bright ono.
SLAVS ARE AROUSED.
Austrian Invasion of Albania a Chal
lenge to Russia.
St. Petersburg, fipot. 20. Not only
Kussla but all tho Slavs of Kurpoe are
aroused as the result of Atistro-Hungarian
troops crossing the frontier into
Turkey and occupying Novlbazar.
Four Russian army corps havo neon
ordered south and subsidized steamship
linen plying on the Danube nie prepar
ing transports. Prince Golytzin, privy
councillor, raid today:
"Russia considers tho Austrian inva
sion of Albania and occupation of Novl
bazar a challenge that is anawerablo
with force, because it is a flagrant
breach of thu treaty of llorlln. It
threatens tho Independence of Bervia
and Montenegro, which Itusala has
"Tho invasion, however, Is a master
move, killing two hints with ono stone.
It is calculated to relievo tho Hungari
an crisis, flattoriiig Magyar vanity by
annexing Turkish territory, while at
tho same time thu Hlav population of
thu annexed region would put tho Mag
yars in it minority In Hungary. Hut
Intrigues by the Hapshurgs always end
to thulr own detriment."
Packers Fix the Rates.
Clhcago, Sept. 20. "Tho paokera
fix thu rates," declared A. II. Sticknoy,
president of the Chicago, Great West
ern railroad, tostifylng for thu defense
be fore tho Interstate Commerce com
mission today regarding frieght rates
from tho Missouri river to Chicago.
In answer to a question as to how tho
charges woru mario, Piesident Sticknoy
replied: "In fixing tho rate on dressed
meat, wo don't have very much to say.
Tho packer generally makes tho rate.
Hu comes to you nml always makes you
feel that ho Ih your friend."
All Protest Against Peace.
Toklo, Sept, 20. Tho emperor Is
giving personal attention to thu memo
rials presented to tho throne against
tho terms of peuco arranged with Rus
sia, Theso memorials now number
nearly 100, Thu persons who nro try
ing to Interview privy councillors advo
cate tho refusal to ratify the treaty of
peaco, and tlio public Is almost unani
mous in domanding tho resignation ot
tho cabinet. Even tho modorates do
not conceal tliolr grief.
Growtng Worse at Hamburg,
Jackson, Miss,, Sept. 20. The yol
low fovor Infection at Hamburg Ib
spreading rapidly, nine now cases, four
suspicious casos and ono death bolng
reported today. Itoxlo
neir caso and ono death.
No Time Being Lost on the Dolio
Payetlo Irrigation Work.
Washington, Hopt. 25. Tho Iteclam
ntion service linn marie tho following
"Tho engineers in chnrgo of tho
llolse-Payotto project, Idaho, have
undo such progress with preliminary
work that the board of consulting en
gineers will n cot at Itoiso October 18
to consider plans and decide- on future
anangmnonta, Tho splendid work of
tho Water Users' asiocfatlon in harm
onizing tho many conflicting claims of
private Interest in lands, canala and
water rights In beginning to bear fruit,
and It Is believed that practically noth
ing stands in the way of early construc
tion. "About 100,000 acres aro already Ir
rigated In this section, but plans for
the full development of tho natural re
sources of the valleys which will como
under thin project are of such magni
tude as to be beyond tho reach of com
"Tho present estimated cost of the
entire system Is nearly $11,000,000,
and completed works will supply water
to approximately 372,000 acres of land.
On account of tho restricted condition
of available reclamation funds, how
ever, n portion of the project has been
selected which, though only an integer
of the whole, will' yet complete the pro
"Tho Payette and UoIse valleys con
stitute one of the moat attractive sec
tions of tho West. Progress in agri
culutro In this vclinlty In the past few
years, and tho consequent growth of
adjacent towns, furnish an excellent
example of the reault of Irrigation and
give promlso of substantial and won
derful development in the future."
RELIEF WORK IN RUSSIA.
Government Seeking to Provide Food
for Famine Districts.
fit. Petersburg, Sept. 25. Special
committees fiom tho Department of
Agriculture and Ministery of the Inter
ior left hero today to take charge of
the relief work in tho famlno dlsrticts
of Russia. Tho cost of this work la
estimated hy the government at $20,
000,000. No acuto distress has yet
been retioitud, and tho government
hopes, hy prompt distribution of food,
seed, grain and fodder and tho employ
ment of the famine stricken populaco
on public works to tide over the people
until the new harvest.
The rates for tho transportation of
grain and fodder into tho government's
stricken by famine havo been reduced,
but the deficiency In rolling stock Is
tho chief obstacle to the work of relief.
An observer of tho situtaion who re
tnaiueri hero this week from a tour of
Southern Russia, told tho Associated
Press that bags of grain were piled up
in tho mountains at many stations.
Homo of the o wero left from the 1004
harvest, waiting for cars to move them.
The termination of tho war has already
released some cars from tho Siberian
BUILD NEHALEM ROAD.
Lyile'i Announcement At Meeting o
Portland Chamber of Commerce".
Portland, Sept. 25. E. E. Lylto an
nounces that ho will build the Port
land, Nehaiem A Tillamook railroad,
which Is now tied up at its first 20
miles of road through tho tangle with
tho Atlas Construction company. Since
tho retirement of Mr. Lytlo from the
Columbia Southern and the subsequent
statement that it was his intention to
engage in further railroad construction
work in tho stato, thoro has been much
speculation an to where his activities
would first make themselves folt.
Thu announcement of Mr. Lytlo's
connection with the Portland, Nehaiem
& Tillamook wob not made as a public
utterance, but in tho course of a meet
ing of the transportation committee ot
tho Chamber of Commerce, called to
consider the feasibility of providing for
further river transportation by the Open
River association. Several leading
business men wero present at tho meet
ing, among them being Mr. Lytlo, who,
while discussing the question before
tho mooting, said that it would bo in
convenient for him to become active in
tho plans under discussion, owing to
his other intoiests, the chief ot which
was tho Portland & Nehaiem road.
Piatt's Legs Fall Him.
Denver, Sept. 25, Despite every
effort to keep tho news from tho public,
and in thu facu of a positive denial from
his wife, a person in Senator Thomas
0. Piatt's household tonight practical
ly nrimittod that tho big New York boss
was suffering from locomotor ataxia
and that even tho statesman himself
had little hope of living up to tho end
of his term in tha neiiuto. The Piatt
party left for tho East nt 2:15 o'clock
this afternoon, and Senator Piatt was
very unsteady on his legs and acted as
if ho expected to fall at every stop.
Go 'After Railroads Next.
Chicago, Sept. 25. Tho prosecution
of tho railroads for violations of the
Elkins law relating to giving and re
ceiving of rebates will follow tho plead
ing guilty of tho four representatives of
tho Sulzberger o Swarzchlld company
to n chargo ot conspiring to receive
illegal rebates from tho railroads. Au
thority for this statement is District
Attorney Morrieon, and ho was em
phatic in his declaration that tho gov
ernment would go after tho railroads.
Jail Penalty for Striking.
Warsaw, Russian Poland, Sept. 25.
Tho military governor has Issued n
proclamation warning worklngmon that
thoy will bo imprisoned for threo
months if thoy carry out their threat
to etriko, as a protest against acta of
tT .teEVOLUTIONAflr WlDOW
Near tho head of Jllack Itlvor Val
ley, In Windsor County, Vermont, ten
miles from the nearest railway station
at Ludlow, lien tho hamlet of Plym
outh Union. What the population live
on Is a question dlfllcult to answer
Fortunately, it coU very little to live
there. A majority of the population
ire In one way or another supported
by Civil War pension. A tidal wave
of patriotism must have swept through
this section of Vermont in the early
Tho most Interesting inhabitant of
Plymouth Uulon Is -Aunt Esther"
Damon, tho last on the roll of Federal
pensioners a widow of a soldier of
tho Revolution. "Aunt Esther" was
born In Plymouth township, not far
from her present home, on the first day
of August, 1814. She was one of a
family of eight or nine, born to a her
itage of poverty. Her father Is remem
bered as a "stirring" man, who began
life with nothing, married premature
ly, and worked hard to provide for hi
family. In cutting timber to build
them a house ho was killed by the fall
of n tree. His widow was left with
out resources and found It Impossible
to hold her family together. One by
ono they wero "bound out" to service,
and were never reunited. At a tender
ago Esther was thus put to work and
remembers this period chiefly as one
of neglect and Ill-treatment
Hy one kind of work or another,
mostly domestic service, she made
shift to live, and finally drifted to
Tyson, which then had a charcoal
blast furnace and was something of a
center of activity. She is said to have
taught a district school for one or two
terms. Her own education had been
very limited, and teaching could not
havo offered her a successful career.
Hy thus dolnjc whatever came In hr
way, she managed to support herself
until sbo wan 21 years old, when sho
Her choice of a husband was not
well considered. Noah Damon, whom
sho wedded after a brief courtship,
was a widower 75 or 70 years old,
with adult children and a record of
good service an a soldier of tho Revolu
tion In sundry Masachusctts com
mands. He Is traditionally remember
ed as an easy-going, honest, improvi
dent man, and not Inclined to bo in
dustrious. It Is said that Esther Sum
ner was misled as to his ability and
willingness to support her, and thought
he had some property, whereas he bad
none. Perhaps he was an optimist hy
lompcramcnL Their uinrrlace was iel-
chrated on the 0th of September, 1833.
Tho young wife soon discovered
that, for her. the marriage relation
meant not only supporting herself by
HOW THE WAR CHANGED THE MAP.
Russian territory nhowu lu black. Japanese territory or sphero of Influence
In white or shaded.
EVOLUTION OF THE MOTOR CAR.
A Frenchman named Cugnot, nn En
glishman named Trevlfhlck, and nn
American named Oliver Evans had nil
been experimenting with Bteam car
riages lu tho eighteenth century; nud
in 1S20 Sir James Anderson, n British
BTEAU CAUIUAOE OF 1820.
nobleman, had ono built which was a
conspicuous success. It carried fifteen
passengers, and nttnlncd u speed of fif
teen miles nu hour. The steam car
rlugo was such n vast improvement
upon tho dandy horso and the velocl
pedo that capitalists began to build
them by tho score, 'Xhoy wero Inva
riably shaped like stage coaches, each
with a clumsy, pulling smoking engine
fastonod on behind. Nothing so fast
Us tho steam carrtago bad ever been
I Invented, and every idle gentleman of
continued bard work for small wages,
but supporting her husband as well.
IIo was quite willing to entertain her
with stories of the war, but these did
not seem to compensate for the added
burden she had unwittingly assumed.
She insisted that Damon's children
should make some provision for him.
This led to misunderstandings and
family quarrels, and they finally took
tho old man to a farm In New Hamp
shire, to which the young wife refused
No separation other than that de
scribed was sought or desired. Damon
never ceased to cravo his wife's com
panionship; she, in turn, while unwill
ing to bo a dependent upon the Damon
family, spared enough of her meager
earnings to keep him clothed, and In
other ways to provldo for his comfort
In some way Damon got money to
make a trip to Boston to visit some
friends, and from this outing ho never
returned. Ho died on tho Journey,
which was probably too much for his
falling strength, but whether in going
to or coming from Boston Is not clear.
After the death of her husband,
which In. the circumstances cannot
havo been a very keen bereavement.
Mrs. Damon realized that she had
other duties than self-interest alono
suggested, nor mother was then old
and poor and friendless. Esther took
her and cared for her to the end of ner
life. To enable her to do tht she
leased a little farm near Reading, Vt,
and worked It as well as sbo could
with tho help of a hired man.
After her mother's death she did not
feci equal to continuing this profitles
and unsatisfactory enterprise, and re
turned to Plyraouh Union to tako up
her residence with an old resident of
that place, a Mrs. Snow, who had d
house, but no Income. In that houso
sho has lived for the past sixteen
years, and there she hopes and ex
pects to remain for tho rest of her life.
During a period of many years xsho
has been in receipt of a Federal pen
sion of $S per month, and this meager
provision had to suffice In a largo de
gree for the needs of both old women.
The pension has lately been Increased
to $24 per month.
With the exception of a slight deaf
ness. Mrs. Damon retains her faculties
fashion welcomed It as n new means
of recreation. It made n national sen
sation, favorable and unfavorable. As
It whirled along the country roads, Hko
n Bmoky mpnster from some subterra
nean world of firo, horsou leaped ovsr
hedges and the terrified poasuntry tied
to nooks of safety. Compared with It, u
modern motor cur la a thing of peaco
A dozen or so of them wero run In
London us omnibuses, but tho high
fare a shilling a rldo and tho omin
ous aspect or tho vehicle, scared away
passengers. Ladles disliked tho steam
carriages becauso of tho greuso and
soot that Boiled their dresses; and so,
llttlo by llttlo, they fell Into disfavor.
Tho railway, with Its closed coaches,
cheaper rates, and smooth rails, drove
them from tho roads Into tho muse
ums. Taxes Italso In Franco.
Tho average tax for each French
man has rlson from $15.25 In 1870 to
moro than $25 a year at present
Somo people, wheu thoy own a dog
that would peacefully sleep around
tho yard and make no troublo, tie It
up, to insure that It will bowl.
This Is about all tho attention somo
men attract: Whon their procession
goos by, people Inquire: "Whose fu