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ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, AUGUST 11
. NUMBER 38
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1893. t .
Stall close for Pendleton, Portland, nS all
point east, except the Dakota, Minnesota
and WisconRln, at 5:30 p. m.
For Walla Walla, 8pokanend North Paci
fic point at 7:15. -
Mall aives from Pendleton, Portland and
the east 7:45 a. m. .
From aalla Walla, Spokane and North Pa
cific point at 8:15 p. tu.
Office hours General delivery open from 8
a. m. to 8 p. m. Sunday, 8 to 11 a. tn. Money
order window open from 9a m. to 4 p. m,
Geo. Hanseli Postmaster.
A F. 4 A. M. NO. 80 MEETS THE
. First and Third Saturday Evening
of each month. Visiting bretheren cor
dially invited to visit the lodge.
10. 0. F. NO. 73, MEETS EVERY
, Friday night. Visiting Odd Fellow
in good standing always welcome.
AO. U. W. NO. 104, MEETS THE
Second and Fourth Saturdays of
3-ch month. L. A. Oithens,
PYTHIAN, NO. 29, MEETS EVERY
' PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
P 8, SHARP,
Physician and Surgeon.
Calls promptly answered. Office on Third
(Street, Athena, Oregon.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON.
Calls promptly attended to day or night.
Office: Main Street, Atliena, Or.
jyR, I. N. RICHARDSON,
OPERATIVE PBOST1IETIC DENTIST.
Practices mall courts of the state of Oregon.
Athena, Oregon. -
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER.
Fifteen years experience In all kinds of
waicn malting ana repairing, saueiacuon
Nest to M. Flnneran A Co.'s " tbena. Or.
J A. M0FFITT.
Physician and Surgeon,
0vRASE8 OF WOMEN A SPECIALTY.
Office with Dr. Bharp, 8rd Street, thena.
k , , 4SSleeps in offloe.
GEO. B. BATES,
CONTRACTOR & BUILDER.
Estimates furnished on all kinds of wood
work. Header beds and cook houses built on
short notice. Prices : reasonable. Box 46,
PROF. J. S. HENRY,
PIANO AND ORGAN.
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T F. Fftr. Evanselist.
Of Des Moines, Iowa, writes under date of
S. B. Med. Mfg. Co.,
Dufur, Oregon., - f -
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, On arring home la9t week, I found
n well and anxiously , awaiting.
Oar little girl, eight and one-half
years old, who had wasted away 10
39 pounds, is now well, strong and
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vigorous, and wen nesnea up. o.
B. Cough ; Cure has done its work
well. Both of the children liice
it. Your S. B. Cough Cure has
cured and kept away all hoarsness
frnm me. So cive it to every one"
with greetings, for all all. Wish-
. mg you prosperity, we are
V mini. Mr. A'. Mks. J.F. Ford.
If you wish to feel frenh and cheerful, and
eaay ior me opruig wum, j.""
system with the Headache and Liver Cure,
. oy tHKinK two or uirce uwn oitu vt cv.
-' 50 cents per bottle by all druggists.-
Bold under a positive guarantee by the
riomrcr Arug own:.
ST. NICHOLS : : :
: SHAVING PARLORS
NEXT TO" HOTEI .
Mali(jnar, j C
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0. V.'ork Guaranteed
:C L. REEVES,
,. i . Proprietor.
A HISTORICAL SPOT
The Savior of the . Northwest
. ' i
OCCUPIES AN UNMARKED GRAVE
Tho Red Apple Won End of an Old
Feud Ttte Missionaries.
Walla Walla Statesman: While
on the tour of the line of the Willis
Land and Improvement Company s
ditch last Sunday the party stop
ped at the farm of M. W. bwegle,
about six miles below Walla Walla.
Thi spot has been made historical
as being the scene of the famous
Whitman massacre in November,
1847, "and there still remains the
mounds of earth which were thrown
ud as breast works for the purpose
of defense against the hostile sav-
38. Two posts set in the ground
mark the spot where the noble
Whitman fell. Other minor land
marks are also pointed out to the
visitor as being directly connected
with those memorable times and
scenes in our early history. Here
to be seen, still green and thrifty,
the oldest apple tree in tha Walla
Walla valley; a tree planted by
the hands of Whitman himself. '
But the spot that has the most
attraction for the visitor of today,
and which causes the involuntary
raising of the hat in respect of its
hallowed association, lies on the
right hand side of the road, about
two hundred yards from the
'ence. Here, surrounded by a
picket fence, lie the remains of Dr.
Marcus Whitman, together with
fourteen others who lost their lives
the famous massacre. The
grass and weeds ot years have
grown o'er the spot and it is a per
fect wilderness. Not even the ru
dest, kind of a headstone marks
the grave of the man to whom, more
than any other, the United States
is indebted for the possession of
this rich northwest territory a
man who laid down his life that
we might enjoy the fullness of the
a d which we had spyed out. Jt
g indeed a sad commentary upon
OUT gratitude and sense of obliga
tion due that such a state of affairs
should exist. Jt should be the de
light of every citizen to contribute
to a fund o erect a monument that
would be in keeping with the mer
its and fame of the illustrious dend,
and we hope ere long to see active
steps taken to achieve the result.
The Red Apple Won.
Two large apple trees stand side
by side in an orchard not far from
Sydney, N. S. W. On one'hung
fruit which looked like hails 01
gold in the sunlight. The apples
on the neighboring tree were a
bright red. One day the owner of
the orchard sent his men to pick
the fruit. It was sent , to the
World's Fair and he followed them
out among the trees to see that the
work was properly done. , ' (
When at last the apple3 were
packed in tho barrels the fruit
grower decided that these barrels
should separate in the orchard and
. . .1 v.:v.:
noi meet, again unui on iue exinui
tion tables in the Horticultural
Building at the fair. The red ap
ples were to go .ast and the yel
low apples were to go West.
The golden truit was loaded in
to a 6teamer and started toward
the Suez canal, while the red fruit
was started the same day m a ves
sel across the Pacific ocean. The
fruit-grower marked "No delay.
Perishable goods," conspicuously
on each barrel. He wanted to as
certain which was the quickest
route to the World's h air, and tne
result is given in the Chicago isews
The barrel of yellow apples
passed through the canal, through
the- Mediterranenan sea, ; up the
French channel and finally reached
London. - Here it was taken from
the boat and sent by railroad to
Liverpool. Then the barrel of
New South Wales fruit was loaded
into an ocean racer and started on
it way across the Atlantic to New
York, whence it came to Chicago
It was just "sixtj'-days to an
hour -yesterday when Thomas
Pugh, the assistant general super
intendent of the New South Wales
exhibit received it, , . '
In the mean time the red ap
pies had crossed the i acihe ocean
to Sari Francisco in twenty days
Then they were sent by freight to
Chicago. After numerous delays
along the way theapples arrived.
They had been fifty-two days on
the way and bad been admired b
World's Fair visitors for almost
two weeks before the golden apples
which grew on the tree beside them
in Australia were placed on china
plates and set on the table besides
them in the New South Wales fruit
dipplay. - -
The apples, which hid traveled
through Asia, Europe, Great Brit
ain and a portion of the United
States, were in a good state of pre
servation, and their arrival - was
the cause of no little excitement
among tho fruit-srrowers in the
End of an Old Feud.
J. S. McCabe, a rancher living
about eighteen miles from Olym
pia, was shot by a neighbor, George
W. Melville, , Tuesday, and died a
few minutes later. , Both men are
prominent in tha county, and have
evtensive ranches. The tragedy
has created intense excitement,
and is supposed to be, the out
come of an old feud incurred by
Melville's recent suit against the
Northern Pacific, in which McCabe
appeared as a witness against, him.
Scune time ago they had a person
al altercation, in which Melville
was sued for assault.
The sheriff left tonight for Ten
ino to bring Melville to Olvmpia.
The only witness to the tragedy
was Tom Conboy, whose statement
was received here by telephone.
He and McCabe were going to
the meadow, when Conboy called
McCabe's attention to something
n the brush along the fence,
They recognized Melville with a
Winchester resting on one of the
rails and pointing at McCabe.
McCabe remarked to Conboy that
he did not think Melville would
shoot, but he had no sooner given
utterance to the words than Mel
ville fired aud McCabe fell, dying
few minutes later. Melville
went to Tenino and said he would
wait the arrival of the sheriff.
McCabe is about 56 years old, and
eaves a wife. Melville was about
68 years, and leaves six child
MISSIONARIES IN CHINA. .
Copy of a Proclamation Posted on the
wails ot a umnese uity .
ary society, 01
church of New. York has received a
etter from the Rev. W. J. Drum-
mond, its missionary in Nanking,
saying that in the city of Gu Hong,
30 miles east of Nanking, a native
was caught recently pasting up the
"Foreigners in China spare no
amount of money to buy land and
erect preaching chapels, dig out
men's eyeballs, collect marrow
from their bones, decoy and carry
off children, seduce and deceive
women, and practice all kinds of
evil. Execution is too mild a pun-.
?hment for such crime.' lhe
other day persons came to Gu, say
ing that they were going to erect a
heavenly lord chapel (heavenly
lord is the term here applied to
the Koman Catholics). Just now
the city and country, whether near
or far, have all agreed not to allow
the secret purchase of lands. If
any evil disposed person is covet
ous enough to secretly sea his land
or house so as to hand down an
evil inheritance to the neighbor
hood, we, the people of this city
and country, together with one
heart, will take and publicly beat
such a one, together with the man
who acts as middleman in the sale.
We will burn their houses and pos
sessions; we will instantly heat
them to death and give their bodies
to the dogs and pigs. No oppor
tunity for repentance will be gran
ted. This is -exceedingly impor
tant. Those who rent will be dealt
within the same way as the mid
dleman spoken 'J above. There
is no other way of preventing these
foreigners getting a footing. You
must all bevery careful and watch
ful. This is the united decision of
all the people."
l he British consul wrote to tne
magistrate of Gu Hong, and he or
dered a proclamation issued deny
ing .the truth of the charges and
threatening punishment. It was
found afterward that the author
was one of the officials.
A Typographer's Error.
Typographical; errors are fre
quent in these days of much print
ing, but jit is safe to say that the
following'errorS will, never be sur
passed in this or any other age:
"May they always live in peace
and harmony," was the way a mar
riage notice should have wound up;
but the. compositor, who couldn't
read manuscript very well, put it
in type and horrfied the happy
couple by making it read, "May
thev always live on pease and horn
my." . . . . "
His Home Destroyed.
Lee Butler's house, in the
Birch creek neighborhood, was de
stroyed by fire a few days ago,
during his absence in the mount
ains. Mrs. Butler was camping
on the creek, about a mile distant
from the dwelling, and saved only
a few articlesjused at the camp.
The house was insured for abont
$400 in the State Insurance Com
pany, through J. M. Bentley. An
adjuster has been telegraphed
PORK CORNER BROKE
An Avalanche in the Chioogo
Board of Trade. l
MANY ARE BURIED UNDER IT.
Criminal Contagion Cheerier
Editor Free CoinageJ
Tuesday was one of the most
disastrous in the history of the
Board of Trade at Chicago. Weal
thy firms and individuals were
bowled over like nine pins, and
price of hog products tumbled like
an avalanche. Old members who
have been through the tumult of
many a collapse in both grain and
provisions stood aghast at the ra
pidity with which the price of mess
ork went down. A sheer drop
8.25 per barrel inside of three-
quarters of ,an hour is something
not witnessed every day.
Soon after the opening this morn
ing Secretary Stone appeared in the
balcony and" announced that those
having trades with the well known
firms of J. G. Sleever & Co., E. W,
Bailey & Co., and A. Helmolse &
Co., should dose them out.
Pork dropped from $19 to $10.50.
Then a reaction carried the price
back to $12 and things were mov
ing along smoothly when suddenly
came a thunderclap in the shape
of the annoift "lent in quick suc
cession of tho j res of the North
American Provision Co., a packing
concern with a capital of a quarter
of a million, in which John Cudahy
is largely interested; of Wright &
Haughery, a broker firm, chief! t
engaged in receiving and shipping
wheat, but who are understood to
be interested with Cudahy in; his
deal in the provision pit, and nnal
ly Cudahy himself the great pack
er and "daring operator in provis
ions, a man intejested in the pack
ing trade in a half dozens states.
Criminal Contagion. . ?
It is a common , experience that
when cine of a party yawns anoth
er is liable to. There is" an ' in
stinctive suggestion to " " look
when the crowd are gazing on the
6treet, This elementary power of
suggestion becomes morbid in the'
case ofthe habitual thief. Seeing
any desired object suggests taking
it; there is a spontaneous, feeling
too tempting to resist. If questioned
closely why he takes it, the man's
last and repeated answer is simply
that he likes to. It was the cus
tom in Denmark during the last'
century to have a, processsion of
rnin criminala from nrieon to
a sefmon was pieached. The con
i.iin in. l.i. n in ;vliuii-vjiii ulma uiuu
tagious suggestion made from this
display made condemned criminals
ambitious to die amid such pomp.
The result seemed to be a' large
increaso of murder in the country.
At one time martyrdom became so
contagious m the church that it
was forbidden. Religious history
contains many examples of ex
cessive enthusiasm arising from
nervous contagion. In massacres,,
after a few men have been killed,
the sight of blood intoxicates the-
crowd, who rush upon the pris
oners with fury and reckless mur
Auhry defines the will 'of 4 a
crowd aa a resultant of all the ac
tions and reactions of the indi-.
vidual wills in contact. This col
lective will can be led by suggest
ion to act contrarily to the prin
ciples' of many of the individuals
who compose it. What an excit
ed crowd will do no one can pre
dict: the most timid man has been
transformed into a beast. In the
French revolution certain r. men
blamed the assassins severely; bul
later these same men," nnding
themselves, from curosity or by
accident, in the presence, of a mass
acre, were overcome by . the ex
citement and participated in the
slaughter. In atrowd some peo
ple are taken with dizziness; others,
not knowing what is going on, are
influenced by the noise, or mysti
fied, and give way to the' least im-
puIhioii, imitating those around
them, not knowing why; they
may take arms without suspecting
results, It is thus that riots some
times arise. - ; ; : : ; : ' i .
In Europe, where dislike or hit-,
red exists between nations'the im
mense standing armies are a con
stant suggestion of future utiliza
tion; .they are a menace to the
temporary . equilibrium of- the
forces of hatred. The frequent out
bursts of anarchists or socialistic
radicalism in .-the destruction of
life or property are symptomatic
of the neurotic temper of the times
and are a sign of a deeper social
disease arising from the unfortun
ate condition of many in poverty
or on the verge of poverty. Such
discontented persons are sus
ceptible to - dangerous sugges
tions, which can be fanned into a
flame by the daily reading of de
tailed accounts of crime against
government, property, life. Every
daring robbery, every throwing of
dynamite, or other riotous acts, is
almost' certain to be fallowed by
similar crimes. A woman who
throws vitrol upon her lover- the
practice is common in' Paris 18
seldom convicted. She ia described
in the newspapers, the color of her
hair and her' other charms are
dwelt upon; her letters and her
photograph are published. Wo
men with more imagination than
intelligence are fully prepared to
imitate the heroine when any pe
culiar grievance or temptation af
fords occasion? The force of such
suggestion has been known to re
sult i-. epidemics of vitrol throw
ing. Dr. . Arthur MacDonald, in
the National Review for Novem
ber. Cheering a Poor Editor.
"The early bird captures . the
and again, "one bird in
the hand is worth two in the bush."
Tho Dalles Times-Mountaineer
tells the following good bird story:
A bright little feathered songster
walked into' our sanctum yesterday
afternoon and chirped cheerfully
as it skipped on our exchange ta
ble and settled itself contentedly
on some of our "esteemed contem
porarties." We. presented it with
a bowl of water and. it drank its
fill and then took a regulation
bath. After this it went into the
composing-room, mounted the
forms and then gave forth a song
of glee. There are very few ele
ments and superstition ir. our re
ligious predilections; but the visi
tor was made welcome, and, after
it was considered that the bird had
stayed a fashionable time to be
considered a "call," it was given
its freedom. Afterward from the
spreading branches of a cotton-
wood tree opposite its song was
joyous, and it seemed, to warble
back. "Thank you for - your enter
tainment. When summer suns are
warm and summer skies are blue,
I'll call agaiu to cheer you in the
arduous duties of voiir thankless
task." ' ' - V: -
FOR FREE COINAGE, .j
Senator Hill, is Preparing a Bill for the
, Coming Session: " '
An Albany, N, Y., special to tho
World saysj Although Senator
Hill declines to talk about silver
his friends say that his thoughts
are concentrating upon the sub
ject, and that he is . at work upon
a free coinage bill to be introduced
atthe coming session, and, of course
on a speech in support of it. . It
is understood his- measure Will be
to establish free bimetallic coin as
existed prior to 183, and that in-
, stead of the present ratio, of 16 to
- ... -
1, the senator will advocate a
ratio of 15. to 1. This would per
mit anyone possessirrg 30. grains
of silver to take it to the United
States mint and receive in return
one silver dollar. The speeches
delivered by Senator Hill at El-
mira Dec. 14, 181)1, and at. the
Kenmore banquet Dec. 31, 1891,
justify the belief that he will ad-
. . . i.!
vocato a restoration oi irue wmio:
tallic coinage, and that ho is pre
paring to do bo is indicated by the
fact that be has kept at work' all
through the summer as - well as by
6tatement3 of his friends. '
Work at the Cascades Locks.
The high water in the river
stops all work at the locks in the
bed of the government canal. ' Us
ually, at this season of the year,
the Columbia has resumed its low
est stage of water; but spring was
very late this year, and snow re
mained in the mountains for an
unprecedented period of time. It
may bo two or three weeks, possi
bly a month before the Day broth
ers can work to any advantage in
putting ' in walls on tho second
lock. As soon as conditions are
favorable a large force of men will
be put at work and the improve
ment to navigation will be rushed
rapidly to completion. Making
all allowances for delay it may be
6afely calculated that in two years
the river will be opened fiom Tho
Dalies to tidewater, and river craft
will leave that city and transport
products to the ocean without
freaking cargo. .
Atel-gram Irom. Chicago an
nounces that out of the 505 Chin
ese landed on World's fair certifi
catep, as they -were called, but
.eighty are in the World's fair at
Chicago today, and there is no
telling when - the eighty Chinepe
left will scatter out of that city
fnd locate ' where "they ' please.
Six monthe ago Chun rak Kwai
a San Francisco Chinese and Chou
Ball, his partner, in China, - ar
ranged to bring the Chinese to this
pott I hey brought them over
and custom officers now sav that
no less than f JWeach or the sum
of $50,000 was paid by the people
landed, to Kwai.
ADRIFT ON THE SEA.
Gruesome Tale of a Seal Hun
ter of Victoria. .
GOT LOST FROM HIS SCHOONER.
Tho Spies Badly Treated-Mnst
Economize Attempted Shooting.
Theodore Anderson, one of the.
crew of the Victoria sealing schoon
er Arietis, was among the passen
gers from Japan by the Canadian
Pacific Railroad Company's steam
ship Empress of India, recently
arrived v He it was who, with two
companions, lost the schooner in
in a fog and wa3 only rescued
after Isidore and Johnnie, his com
rades in misfortune, had succumb
ed to hunger and exhaustion.
Anderson still suffers from his ter
rible trip, and will be unable to
engage in any hard work for some
time to come. He thus tells the
story of his trip, simply butdram
"We left the schooner at 5 o'
clock on the morning of; June 1,
the vessel then being about eighty
miles off Yen-os-Kima. Steering
due west until 11:40, we got a doz
en or more seals but lost sight of
the schooner. Then we pulled to
the windward for a mile or bo, and
started for where we left her by
the compass. She must have
shifted, for we could find no trace
of her, after pulling hard until 7
in the evening. We listened for
the boom of a gun, but not a sound
came over the waters for fully three
hours. Then we did catch the
sound far away to the northwest
and started to trace it up." All
night we kept pulling to the north
west, and listening for a-second re
port of the gun. We didn't get
it till 9 in the morning, and then
it' seemed just as distant as the
day before. The water every hour
was getting worse, and wo could
see there was a gale rising, so we
did the best we . could to prepare
for.it. .We took the fifteen Bkina
that were in the boat with the
mast and oars and tied them se
curely to the painter for a Bea
anchor., A. shark, however, soon
made way with the skins and we
were obliged to replace them with
our guns. As we were lashing the
ammuna ion box also to the ropo
we capsized. The air compart
ments in tho ends righted the boat
at once. All threo of us got in
again and. started to bail the boat,
but sooli had to give it up as a bad
job. In spite of all wo could do
the boat capsized repeatedly, and
each time left us weaker. Tho
fourth time Johnnie was lost, I
noticed him a short distance be
hind when I was swimming for
the boat, and just as I glanced
around again on getting to , the
boat I eaw the swish of .a shark s
tail and knew that Johnnie was
done for. The same shark got all
our provisious when the boat went
over hrsfc. lhe sixth time we cap
sized Isidore was lost. He was too
weak to make the boat even if he
could see her in the darkness, ,
"A 8 midnight came on it grew
calmerj -and after bailing out with
the compass.' box, which, being
lashed to the boat, did not carry
away, I sat down to wait. Two
days and two nights I sat. thero
helpless and alone, withont a par-
ticle.of food, a drop of water, an
oar or a sail. Then I was washed
upon a little island. I crawled out
on hands and knees and a little
way up tire beach found two bask
ets of gulls'- eggs which tho nat
ives had been gathering. I hey
returning seemed to undorstand,
and when I said 'Yokohama,' nod
ded their heads and. beckoned.
Then seeing I was too weak to
walk, they took turns carrymg"me.
They took me to their fishing vil
lage", and from there I went inland
over the mountains on a little
animal something like a donkey,
but not one I never saw such a
beast before. Tho next place I
reached was Yen-os-Kima, where
I was taken in charge by the nat
ive police and sent by them to
Yokohama. The British, consul
naid mv ex nenses across and saw
that all my necessities were sup
The Spies Badly Treated. ,
The citizens of bumtei are giv
ing tho state whisky spies a deal
of worry. Yesterday Constables
McCartv and WcBt obtained an
order of search and seizure from
Judge Frasier, and went to the
premises formerly used by Dave
Morris as a bar-room. Assistant
Attorney-General Busman accom
panied them. They broke! down
the door, and found nothing but
some old stock that had been seal
ed and stored away before tho
dispensary law went into effect.
Morris, with his friends, ordered
the .pies out ofthe building. One
of them was slow. Morris kicked
him'down stairs. The crowd was
with Morris, and they jeered and
hooted the constables. When one
of them undertook to resent it he
was badly, beatem Constable Hal
loway was followed through' the
town by a crowd of boys. They
pelted him with bad eggs, an he
sought protection -from an alder
man, beveral arrests will, toi
low. Attempted Shooting.
Union Journal: ' Daniel Sny
der, a . blacksmith in the employ of
D. S. Andrus, was arrested. Mon
day morning by officers Adams
and Brown for attempting to shoot
W. F. Wardsley, general passenger
ar d freight agent of the W. & C.
R. ' On July 21 Snyder called at
the.ticket office and deposited $75
with Mr. Wamsley for tickets to
bring his wife and family from a
town in South Dakota to Walla
Walla. He stated to Mr. Wam
sley that his family were destitute,
in fact were starving to death, and
he wanted to get them to Walla
Walla as soon as possiblev Con
trary to the rules of tho company,
Mr. Wamsley telegraphed the.
agent ; of : the Northern Pacific in
the town where Snyder's family
were residing to furnish them with
tickets to Walla Walla upon ap
plication, stating the money for
the same had been deposited ilh
him. Since that time nothing had '
been heard, about tho matter,
neither had Snyder received any
communication from his family.
For the past few days the matter
has been worrying Snyder consid
erably, and, early rMonday morn
ing he called upon Mr. Wamsley
and asked if he received any infor
mation regarding tho" ticket.' He,
replie4 in the negative and Snyder
departed, apparently satisfied. At
11 o'cloclf, however, he returned in
a very excited planner. Mr, Wams
ley wfti. coming out of the ticket
office at the time and 1 Snyder met
him at the door and drawing a" re
volver, pointed' it at him at the
same :time pulling the trigger.?
But for some- reason pistol
failed jto fire, and . before the man
could make another attempt Mr.
Wamsley made his escape."
Many Employes of the World's
i - Dismissed. ,
Pruning down expense contin- !
ues to be the active occupation of
the World's' Fair management.
Each dav the number of em cloves u
becoming smaller, and it is believed ;
that by the ..last of tho week the
great White City will bo working ?
on a bedrock basis financially. - It
has been decided to reduce the se
cret service force, tho number of
gate . men and ' ticket sellers, the
Columbian guards and to mater--"
ially lessen the number of passes, '
and it is believed that before the
close of the week the committee on
ceremonies will have been abolish
ed. Thore is talk that the foreign
affairs i department may also be
done away with and that the dut
ies now performed by that depart
ment will be placed in control of
the director-general. In this way
the management will save from a
half to three-quarters of a million
dollars during tho next three
months. It is said on the author
ity of Lyman J. Gage, a member of
the finance committoe, that the
payment of bonds will begin soon,
probably within ten days and that
of ; itself shows that finance are .
down to an economical. basis- "The
xpenses," ho says "are about '
$15,000 a day, which is as close as
could be expected in a plant of
such magnitude. Of coiirsothe at
tendance will determine the final
outcomo.of the fair financially, but
with conservative management
bonds ought to be paid with a pos
sible surplus besuleS." , ""' .
-i Stricken Blind. ' r
,A strange case, and one that ia
exciting much attention among the
physicians m Idaho, . is thug re
ported by the Lewiston Inbune:
"George D.'Finn, who lives on the
rimrock north of town, was last
Saturday stricken . perfectly
blind. ; He1 states that last Sat-
urday morning, between 8 and 9
o'clock, he went out to mow sumo
hay for his team, and after mowing
somo little time he felt a warm
sensation across the middle of his
back, and- soon . he had a vomi
ting spell. , He then returned 'to
the house about , sundown, He
went to bed and was soon asleep.
After sleeping some two hours he
woke up,' and thought' he would
?etup And light the .candle.' 'He
ounq tha matches and struck one,
bnt could not eee anything, so he
returned to the bed and laid there
alone from Saturday night '' Until'
Monday evening, -when a ra&n
that used to work for him : : made
his appearance,": : - ; .
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