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LEBANON, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1637.
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HOKiiR Uvtv"! SO. SS. A.. O. T. W., Lebanon,
in U month. f. H. Kob-oa. M. W.
J. S. COUR7KSY, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
S"Offl.oln trick building, over M. A. JW-
14 s i ru; sioi.
F. M. MILLER, .
ATTORNEY AT LA
Notary Public and General Insurance Agi.
PiMcctf.vis Mitt otter buthisss pr justly iteiil$ W.
Gl5i oa JhLaia swim.
D. A. H. PETERSCK,
Fining and Extracting Teeth a Specialty.
Office In W. C Peterson's jewolry store.
i3"AU work warranted. Charges reasonable
C. H. HARMON,
BARBER & HAIRDRESSER,
-17" Patronage respectfully lolicited.
Gt. Charles Hotel,
3T. W. Conn Mita and Sbencas Street, tn Kodk
feast of & K. Xefot.
H. E. PARHISH, Proprietor.
Tabids Supplied with the Best the Market
Suaple Eoornt and the Bo AKemmolatioas for
-GENERAL STAGE OFFICE.-
Groceries and Provisions,
TOQACCO & CICARS,
Forel-n and! Dcmeslic Fruits,
(taetuBware and daasware,
li&mpm aad Uay FIxtares.
Mala St Iiebaaea, Oregoa.
Fresh, and Salted Beef and
Eaccn iii Lsii always on Hand.
Mala Street, Lebanon, Or.
. I, cowaj. J. M. Butok, J. W. Ccaicr,
BANK OF LEBANON
Transacts a Genera! Canking
Accona's Sept SabjOit to Check.
EXCHAKQS SOLD OK
lis? Ycrt, San Francisco, Forllasi an-3
ColSectSons Mcda on Favcr-
TL C. PBTBB50H h CO.,
Lorry, M klii Wz,
To otir many fi-tonds of Lebanon and
vicinity, and those of other towns, we
desire to ca'l attention to th fact that We
have opened on
Eajls Streot, Ect First M Sec;n3,
kkar ROrixryti karkissh shop.) a
NEW LIVERY STABLE.
WE HA VIS .
Jew Buggies. Hacks and
GOOD RELtACLE HORSES.
Parties desiring to take a trip to the
mountains, or other places ol recreation,
should call and see our
For auch trfpa.
All Kids of TeaslEi I HanliM Done
B. H. BAHIXER,
- K&in Street, Lebanon, Oregon.
Ciers ana Coffi&eis
Accommodation of Patrons.
Parties will fiod this a pleasant place
tor innocent amusement.
B. EL BARKER.
Ecrsesliociss anil General Eenairins.
ALL WORK WARRANTED
TO GIVB SATISFACTION,
Prices to Suit the Times.
GIVE US A CALL.
The Latest Styles in
HATS, E3SSETS AND TEIKMGS,
r-..;....lEia ttt, Leteaoai "Oregon,
Tin, Copper, Sheet-Iron Ware,
EVrJi2 FJPOCJT, Etc.
Dealer in Furniture.
BURYlIiG ROBES & COFFINS CONSTANTLY OH HIND
AIgo Doors, Windows and Blinds.
Drugs. Medicines, Paints, Oils and Glass.
A '.Complete Stock of Stationery,
3L,.XIDE TOILET iAJTCMO
Prescriptions a Specialty.
Next Door to W. Q. Donaca, J-ebanon, Oregon.
T.TTTfitrRTX & I.EWIS CO., limited.
ritwrrt Haetae. tri.
THE MITCHELL FARM
THE IIITCHELL WAGON.
Irfiop. SMdnr and Truck.: Duma Hand and Road Carta: Opan ana lop
Buggies, Phaetons, Carriage, Buclcboarda, ana
Central A rents for Canton Clipper Tlows. Harrows, CultiTators, Bead
Scrapers, Oais Chilled Plows, Idea Feed Mills and Wind Mills, Knowl- i
ton Hay Raket, Howe Powers, Wood Saws. Teed Cutters, etc We
earrr the largest and best assorted stock of Vehicles on the Northwest
Coast. All onr work la built especially for this trade and fully warranted,
and for new 1887 catalogue.
Mitahftll & Lewis Co.. Limited. 188, 190, 192 and 194
Front Street, Portland, Oregon.
Our goods are sold by F. H. BOSCOB & CO., Hardware Dealers, Lebanon, Or.
17 ate h maker .
"fatc.es, elect., Jewelry, SilTer
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rhifir,i(w slid atiiiT
LP & H. A. Singer Soaring
UM V. B.
Done at Short Notice.
173 IL LEE!,
AFiD SPRING WAGONS.
and .. Jeweler-
Plated Ware ni Ostleal Gools.
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AtmTT roa nts....
THE MAGUEY PLANT.
Cartas That la Tntut. Drink, Clothing
sad Medietas to the Mexicans.
The cactus prows wild in Mexico in
almost endless forma of errowth, while
some localities certain kinds are
ultivated for the prolit to be tlorived
through their production. The Mair-
ey, a plant of the cactus family, is
ojio of the most valuable of the rtro-
ncts of Mexico, and tho uses to which
it is put by these people seem almost
infinite In variety. A fujritiro para
graph u from a newspaper furnishes
partial list: 'jTho maguey ;crti9 a
pecial gift of nature to nupp!y tho
simple wants of the native. Its coarse
cloth makes his first, last and oniy gar
ment, and its stiongf ropo tics down
his coffin lid. The fiber of the leaf.
beaten and spun, forms a fine and,
beautiful thread, glossy as silk in tcxt
urr. which resembles linen when
woven into fabrics. It is manufactured
nto a coarse cloth, also into iwtwr.
agginn;, satl-cloth, sacking, etc. 1'he
rope made from tt is called ma-
ilia hemp, and h of uncommon
strength and excellence. Cut into
coat-so straws, it forms tho broomu
ud whitewash brushes of the country,
nd, as a substitute for bristles, it is
made into scrub-brooms, dnstingr
hrushca and the tiny brooms which
ake tho place of combs among the
poorer people, iseautmil fancy bas
ts, money bags, purses, saehels, and
thousand toys, trinkets and orna
ments are woven from its fiber. If
your horse has a sprain or your donkey
a bruise, a maguey leaf, pounded anil
bound upon the injured member, is
certain cure. The pointed thorns.
which, terminate the gigantic le.tvet
are strong as nails and sharp as needle.
nd to this dar, as in primitive tunes.
hey serve for nails, needles and pins.
Upon paper made of maguey fiber the
any-Mexicans painted their pietur.
histories and hierosrlvphie Bjrures.
very Mexican estate, in certain d';s-
ricts, cultivates more or less magitev.
I"h 6 mighty plants answer for hed;e
and mark the boundaries of ranches.
wo rows with their enormous learei-
and bayonet-like thorns making an
In short, the maguey Is food, dnuk.
lothing, medicine and writing nia-
crinl for the Mexican. It has well
been called "a miracle of nature," and
t is probable that she has n-ver, in
my other way, so lavishly provided.
a such a convenient form, any thine
mm which man can produce So main
things to sustain life and add to hh
omfort and convenience at home.
One species of tho maguey pl int
furnishes a drink known as "pulque,"'
which, before fermentation takes place.
is not intoxicating and mot unpleasant
n taste. Itrpresents a milky appear-
nec, and is slightly tart and pungent.
Fermentation occurs in a few davs
tfter production, and pulque then, like
hard cider, will produce lutosica-
lon if taken m suiiicient quantity.
In some localities this drink is quite &f
extensively used in th country as i
the malt-beer now so largely consumed
throughout the United States. In the
City of Mexico, where the water is of
poor quality, pulque is almost univer
sally used, many persons discarding
entirely the water furnished by the
city.and using the unfermented pulque
solely as a beverage. .
One of the richest citizens of the
Mexican capital realized his immense
fortune from the sale of pulque, being
the proprietor of several retail shops in
various -onarters of the citv. His in
come is estimated at over j:W,0U0 pet
annum. t hen it is known that on an
estate of one thousand acres of the
chenpest quality of land a million
plants may be constantly flourishing in
their- several stages of growth, anil
that during the entire time there will
be a sufficient number of matured rna-
gueys to furmsn about lour tnonsaiia
gallons of pulque daily, it will be quite
apparent that there is a good margin
for profit In the production of this bev
1.. which is worth -about eisrht
cents a irallon as It flows froffr the
It is said that over forty thousand
gallons of pulque are sold and drunk
in the City of Mexico daily. From the
duty ehaisred for the privilege oi
bringing this liquor within the cor
iHirate limits, tho municipal treasury
derives an income amounting to f 1.00C
a daj'. Cor. Indianapolis Journal.
i - n.
Cleaning Black Silk.
I have recently ripped, sponged and
made over an old black silk witu such
success, that I must impart my know!
edge to the readers. ...The process was
a new one to me, although it may nol
prove so to you. I first thoroughly
brushed it with a soft caniei s-uaii
brush, then laid each piece flat on
clean pine table, and sponged it with
hot coffee that had been slrainod
through a piece of muslin. This I did
on the side which I intended to turn
out; allowed it partially to dry, ant
ironed it on tho wrong sine. it was
very dirty, shiny, and adorned with not
a few grease spots, before the nitra
tion, and I was surprised to soo how
completely tho grease and shine were
removed. It has none of the crackly
stiffness Imparted by water or beer.
Try it on an old silk apron or cravat
Rural New Yorker.
-The best paid minister in America
is Dr. John' Hall, who has $20,000 a
year, and receives f 5,000 for his liter
ary writings. Dr. Dix, pastor of Trin
ity church, receives 115,000 yearly, ant'
Dr. L. Taylor is paid the same. Dr.
Charles Hall, of the Fifth avenue Pres
byterian, has $15,000. Dr. Parkhurst,
of Madison Square has a large salary.
Dr. Jaxton receives $15,000, and Rev.
Kobei-t Collyer, the blacksmith preach
or, is paid $10,000. Public Opinion.
American juuite (vehemently).
"How awfully vulgar Ruskin is be
coming! Be has just said that he owes
more to cab-drivers than to any other
in the world." English Dude
fcompromi&inglv) "Aw, my chappie,
you misunderstand him you, know. I,
myself, owe more to the cabbies than I
will ever be able to bay. ne x.;oci.
When a pretty young girl
young man that he is "very asm
had better begin to F.ive lw
ot Lcr. fiuc rue's.
h Epitese sf
the Frindpal Ere:
A fire at Memphis destroyed cotton
and buildings valued at 750,(XK.
Fourteen persons were killed by an
explosion in a coal mine at Oreizanoe, ;
A young man named Kaflerty was
killed by the upsetting of a hay wagon
near Placervilie, Idaho.
By an explosion of a furnace in
Cleveland, Ohio, two men were killed
and five ctliera badly injured.
Fourteen men were seriously, and it;
is leared some ol them fatally injured
by an explosion of gasoline at Phila
The official list of the members of i
the next House of Representatives!
shows that it will consist of 168 Demo-J
crats, 153 Republicans and four Inde- i
China official, W ,rtl ln , f
empress dowager that an amount equal
to 112,750,000 will be required for the
young emperor's marriage. An edict
has been ordered to raise this amount.
A. A. Cohen, attorney for the South-1
ern Pacific Railway Company, died
while en route from New York, near
Sidney, Neb. It is believed that the
immediate cause of his death was PH
.. .. . .. ... . I
alyeisl though he had been ill for some
month?. .,' -. .'"
The Union Pacific has issued a new J
freight tariff; which reduces rates from 1
OnAha to all Montana pointa on an
average of ten per cent on all classes
of goods. This action grows out of the
Manitoba rate recently promulgated,
and which cat the Union Pacific felt
bonnd to mceL
A special from CoffeeviUe, Miss , save
a body of men, estimated at 150, went j
into Pitteborough and demanded of the
commissioners that they either deliver
up the ballot-boxes or issue certificate"
of election to the labor candidate The
commissioners chose the latter alterna
tive, and certificates were issued.
At Amsterdam, N. Y., aerolite weigh-
mg three tons dropped with a loud re-
Iort in the main street, making a deep
uientalion in the gtcand. Gt e tt ex
citement was created by the occur
rence and large crowds visited the -ce
lestial visitor. Local experts find traces
of iron," nickel, aluminum, and other
met&ls in the aerolite.
William Kibler and others have filed
application for a writ of mandamus to
compel the Supquehaiina Coal Com-
pany to produce the bodies of twenty-1
six miners who were buried m the No. I
1 Elope of thateompany, at Nantieoke, j
fa., on the IJstaof December, 188a,
and whose bodies are still entomed in !
the pit. It would cost f 200,000 to dig
In 1S-S6 there were bandied bv the
clerks in the railway mail service of
letters, ordinary matter and registered
packages, through registered pouches
and inner registered sacks, 5,31.-)47,-
044 piece. In 1887, 5.851 ,394,057, be- j
ing an increase of Ui,54!013 pieces.
During the year 1,734,617 errors india-,
tribution was found, making one error
for each 3J7J pieces handled.
Lieut.-Geu. P. II. Sheridan has pre
sented bis annual report to the Sec re- i
tary of War. At the date of the last
consolidated returns, the a'rmr con
sisted of 2200 officers and 24.226 men,
including Indian scouts. The lieuten
ant-general briefly sums up the condi- i
tion of the various divisions of the
army, and says that while it has been
free from Indian hostilities of any mag
nitude, many operations of a minor
nature have been rendered necessary, j
The Hancock Chemical Company's
packing house, for dynamite, was blown
up at Ishpemmg, Mich. The follow
ing named men, who were on the prem
ises, were annihilated with the build
ing: Willie Renaud, Charles Barkel,
Thomas Thompson, Tim Crowley, Will !
King and Wni. Lapp. There were
1500 pounds of dynamite in the build
ing. Search was begun immediately
for the bodies of the six victims. All
that was found were a few scraps of j
flesh. The cause of the explosion will
never be known.
Five negro laborers were killed by a
dvnamite explosion in the cut on the!
extension of the Nashville & Florence
railroad near Nashville, Ten a. The
calamity was the result of a misunder-
standing. The foreman bad sent his
hands away to a place of safety, with
orders not to return until he sent for
them. He, with on ) or two hands,
remained to charge the holes m the
rocks and fire the fuses. Five of the
hands came back in the cut just below
facing where the blasting was to be
done, and instantly tons of boulders j
and earth were hurled in on them.
The annual report of Tre asurer j
Hyatt shows that the revenues of the
Government for 4he fiscal year were
1371,403.277, and ordinary expendi
tures $267,932,179, the surplus of re
ceipts available for reduction of the;
public debt being $103,471,0a7. As
compared with the previous year, re
ceipts increased $34,y(3,55y, expendi
tures $25,448,1)40, and surplus reve
nues $9,514,509. There was an in
crease in every article of revenue, the
largest being in receipts from customs.
The largest increase in expenditures
was on account of Indians and pen
sions, and the largest decrease on ac-
count of interest on the public debt.
Receipts of the postoffice department
amounted to $o4.7a2,347, and expendi-
tures to $53,583,835. Revenues exclu -
sive of deficiency appropnations, m
c ensed $3,500,405, and expenditures
$2,001,249. The amount drawn from
the treasury to make good deficien
cies in the postal revenues was $6,969,
138, as against $S,7 14,432 in
The other afternoon as Farmer
Kellogg's oxen were drawing a heavy
load up spring Hill, Conn., the load
shifted to the rear, raising tho tongue
of the cart and lifting theitoxen nearly
off their fore feet. , Mr. Kellogg was
able to release them ana tne oxen were
fast choking to death, when a passing
neighbor came to Kellogg s assij-iance.
They both mounted the cart tongue and
managed to unyoke tho oxen, but not
he fore one of them was si thoroughly
choked that Is foil aa though doad
STerytblzg cf General Istsrest fa a
A new picture frame factory has
been started in East PottLind.
Many new contracts, have been let
for the erection of dwelling houses in
this city, says a Baker city paper.
The era in crop of A. B. ConW. of
Sand Kidge, near the Cove, Union
county, amounts to 40,000 bushels.
Nine car loads of ore have been re
ceived at the reduction works in East
Portland from the Cosur d'Alene
Notwithstanding the fact that eighfy-
one new residences have been ere--t;-d
hi Astoria the pa-st year, desirable
houses are scarce.
Eegular shipments of flour are new
being made to China by a Portland
firm. By the Lttt Canadian Pacific
steamer 000 tons were forwarded. It
was sent by rail to Tacorr.a and thence
y boat to V ancouver.
; The steamer Telephone, the fastest
8tern wheeler probably in the world,
eaught fire near Astoria and burned to
the water's edge. All the passengers
with one exception (an intoxicated
man) escaped without injury. The
steamer cost about $45,000.
Near the old mining camp of Clarks-
"tl . n- , - T l
raid on a Chinese cabin. rnl tntvb hv
force whatever of food eupplies they
wanted and then went to the raininr
claims near bv and helped themselves
to a f 50 clean-up that the Chinamen
had raided from the sluices.
Reports of the coast survey from
Tillamook bay down to the Yaquina
Heads lighthouse, and from laouina
pier to the Uenpqua, have just been
made by Messrs. Kockwell anl Dick-
ecs, of thCi U uited States Coast and
Geodetic Survey. Much new and im
portant information is included in this
Southern Pacific omjials state that
the California & Oregon road will un
doubtedly be completed by December
1, and that before the 10 ih of the month
through trains will be runuing to and
from Portland. Just as so n as the
UMt raila are General Manager A.
N. Towne says that an initial excursion
will be run to Portland, to give busi
ness men a chance to see the road and
the new territory.
John H. Hogan, of I);ifur. died fiom
wounds inflicted by his own hand. He
had a quarrel with his wife and shot
Eve times at her. one ball taking eff"Ct
in her arm and one in her hand. He
then shot himself in the breast, the ball
coming out under the shoulder. It
was . vpnr iinlnrtnnaf flriv.-'.- TIr.psin
was a well-to-do farmer, and an old set-
tier. He leaves a wife and four chil-
dren. He was aiiArreljme when drunk.
but generally considered a good citi-
Chrisman, who came near
being murdered on Sucker creek, Ogn.,
by one Raney, has so far recovered
consciousness as to be able to tell all
about the facts in the matter. He was
struck in the head by a rock thrown
by Raney, which knocked him off his
mule; then Raney beat him with a
stone and left hina for dead, bul seeing
him trying to crawl off, came back and
beat him again, dragged him to an ir
rigating ditch, threw him in and piled
stones on him. Rauey is still at large.
James Hamilton, a native of Lanca
shire, aged 18 years, an apprentice lad
aboard the British . bark Lady Law
rence, lying at Victoria wharf, Albina,
was drowned. He was engaged in
painting the side of the vessel from a
staging, and, at the time of the acci
dent, was leaning, against a wheat
chute which projected from the lower
floor of the wharf. Suddenly the chute
slipped back and the lad was precipi-4
tated into the water. Immediately
three brave sailors aboard the ship,
hearing the s plash i sprang into the
water to rescue him, but he did not
rise to the surface, rue body was re
covered about twenty minutes later. -
Walter Sutton, editor of the Gold
Beach Gamflt, at Ellensburgh, Oregon,
shot and killed Thomas Cunningham.
Cunningham fired one 6hot at his wife,
who ran, and then pointed the pistol
at Sutton, but the latter killed him in-
J stantly. The coroner's : jury brought
I in a verdict of justifiable homicide
Family trouble was the cause of the
1 shooting. : . Cunningham, about four
1 years azo. married Lena Z&haizer, a
j niece of Sutton's. He was a sailor, ad
1 dieted to drinking, and when in his
1 cups quarrelsome, and at times mur
I derous. He was at these times very
I abusive to his wife. Sutton is a highly
i esteemed citizen of 43oos county, and
Iwss a member of tb.9 Legislature of
James Murphy, a miner, was killed
in the Anaconda mine at Butte by a
chunk of ore foiling on him.
There are now confined in the Terri
torial penitentiary at Walla Walla 107
prisoners. One of these is a woman
from Seattle, two are colored men, one
Chinamen and four Indinns, and the
others of different nationalities.
The postofSce at Winlock, W. T., on
the line of the Northern Pacific, was
robbed of $241 by two young men, who
boarded a passing tram and got away
with the money. One of them was ar
rested at Silver Lake and the other
took to the woods.
A fearful tragedy occurred at Gran
ite, Montana. C L. Scott murdered
his wife in cold blood. Trouble in the
j family seems to have been the cause.
J xhe murderer was diseovered lying by
1 e side of his murdered wife, seem-
inirlv in a beastly state of intoxication.
J The officers were apprised of the facts,
1 and a once proceeded to the place
where the oastardiy deed was com
i mittad and placed tha murderer under
: arrest. -
A special train of twenty cars, loaded
with raisins, left r resno, Cat, con
i signed to a firm ia New York. This
was the first full train load of raisin?
ever shipped from the Pacific Coast.
George Asmussea, 15 years of age,
elevator boy in the Bancroft building,
San Francisco, feu down the elevator
i shaft, a distance of sixty ioet, and re
Iceived injuries from which he died.
John Montrulo, a teaitibU-r, fell nr.der
the wheels of his wagoa near Aybo.
Nev., and was crt
he was cors-lor t
the icci-iint. Hit
L When ivi-.
tJerated : Prisispally
Near Seattle, W. T., James Y
was si-nick ty a fa;;;ng t-ee ai
A boy named Day was drowned "si
Lake WAsiiinjrton, near c.-aUie, by the
upsetting of a bo.-t.
The name of theTCtoiTne at Burl?,
Idaho, has Jteen eLanjod by ths c.J-
partment to B.iyard.
August Marls comtuiilefl ptiici's st
Colusa, Cat., by fchoo'-icg hrK-elf w;:h
a ball-dog revolver throe.;!! the brain.
John U. Divii, a prominfut Odd
Fellow, living near Okvi.Ii, Cs'U dk-d
from the 'resriH t.f havKs a tooth ? x
traeted. A great tZo-v of bljod choked
Mm, suffocation ensuing.
At a mef ting of the Bod'.e Miners'
Union, hell recently, Uu;fa O'llar-i.
financial secretary of the organization,
was fouud guilty of embezzlement and
expelled from the union.
George C'ark, about 50 years ol i,
just arrired from St. Louis was found
dead in bis room at the Pico II ;!.-?,
Los Angeles. He tad I.Iowa cut t.oe
gas and been asphyxiated.
United State District Jad::e IJc:"
ma'n sentenced James Harkins, con
victed of bribing ex-Unite. States Com
missioner Obeirne, to one year's i.u
prieonment and a fine of ?2,400.
; A Portland bridge carpenter nain-J
Lurka Ml from the bridge over the
Nesqaalla river near Meida, W..T., r-n
the line of the Northern Pjc-iSc ra.l
ri"md, and was d row ne t. Ills txxly wa
not recovered. . .
.At Los Ansjeles the jury in tho t-a-e
of Wm. Williams, who killed his nfs
for allowing their child to attend tf:-ts
theater, brought in a verdict of murder
in the first desree, with the penal :y
fixed at impri.nment for life.
Within the past two montba tno
Fish Commia?ion dwtrirvtted young
tront in California as Tl(!lows: Tea
thousand in the vicinify of f ?3ia Cru.,
10,000 in Venture conntr, 1050 r,i ,;r
Colum. anil 10 OfSO nejr T,,k irj.U
The mining enmpanka of D-c-r
Lodge county, M-mtana. returr.i-.L?
are the Granite Mountain. ? 1. 5-'Xf ,(':-,
the Bine Ered Nellie, ifKW.uCO: the
Hope, $6S,Orj0, and the Cable, $27.0!-O.
" The board of manasf-rs of the Na
tional Soldier' Home witlh-.ij a mc-tt-ing
in San Francisco for th - pn-poae
of selecting a siie t r the Pacific Cmst
branch of lLat institution, for whLh
the list cnref5 arprppriateJ the s'jni
West Joccs w'j i'ar.t!y killed .t
the Lumpkin if -hi at Or.viiie, Cfil.,
while unloading los'ro"! a Irnk.. Hi;
had unloaded the t-; 1 sad f
gettmg it out of tbs w:v a -j,-slipped
from tha t-j.es. f-'rl"&;r 5 ""a,
the head and crcIticg t '.i tfeu.L
, R. J. Fleck, a miner, took h"s wle
and eon, from the mountains to winder
in Chico, Cal. la unloading the ges's
he stepped to the rear and pu-k-d & n .3i3
towards him. It caught and was dis
charged. The ball entered the right
side and passed clear throuah t'.ia
body. He cried, "My God, I am dying
and fell dead. His wife and eon w it
nessed his death.
A paper published in the Bitter Ejot
valley, Montana, gives a list of forty
eight "residents there who this year
raised ninety-seven tons of fruit, mcsl'y
apples, which are described as unsur
passed for size and flavor. Many thou
sands of new trees are being set out,
and Bitter Root will soon be a valley
of orchards. It is a valley fvrty miles
long and five to twelve miles wide, be
ing not far from ilissoulA.
The official report of the catch of
whaling vessels tor the season shows
that a total of SOO whiles have been
taken. The catch of 39 vessels, now
in port at San Francisco, show, a re
sult of 32.334 barrel? of til,
pounds of tone and 5-"0of ir. ,rv. Tl.o
Oceania expected to brir.-a- in 4-"" l-u-rels
of oil and about 11,000 pnis ot"
bone. ; This will brins the vaia-s of th-3
total catch to nearly f 2,000,000.
A horrible tragedy was enacted at
the south end of the Montana Central
tunnel, near Wickes, Montana. A
i- - L 1 " .1 . . . T
umtsu woiKiiian juuireu t;a oi um uiiui
in the bouse where a working force of
thirty men sleep, whipped out !iii re
volver, a o3-cahber sel!-acti3i; wapx-ii.
and without a word fire-d at John EL-L
a fellow-workman, who w. fctaiiinT
in the room scarce six pseee dist a
TbebnTIet entered the base of the br.5i,
and Eld dropped dead on the instant.
The murderer then eot.lly turned to
another man, John Limburg, standing
near by, and quickly planted -another
bullet in his head, (striking him Ec-.ir
the left eye. Limburg fell dead. The
fiendish man then turned -'he wespon
against his own breast, and completed
the tragedy by shooting himself through
the heart, falling dead without a groan.
The whole thing happened so sud
denly, without any warning, aud passed
off so quickly, that the men ground,
some of whism were still in their bunks
had no time to interfere. Before they
had recovered from the surprise occa
sioned by the first shot the tragedy
was enacted, ar.d thr?A bodies were
stretched oiit on the floor as corpses.
Governor Hill, of New York, plays
with all the little children near tJie
xecutive mansion in Albany every
Charles IL Woodruff, who has
made a fortune ia printing inks in
Philadelphia, was once a compositor
earning three dollars a welt.
The manuscript of "IIm, Swvt
Home," has been buried iu t-'.e co-lift '
with Miis Harden, of Geovgift, .who
half a century ago rejected the hand of
the author. .
It is said there is a town ia Shet
land where twenty-two men h. we re
fused -to speak to or reeor.irf each
other for years because they Iv.ve dif
ferent -theories about the creation cf
the world, and sene of them will give
ap to the other.
A very large ntmibor of Irili
names end with "a'a." Ah ireiiei-ally
means field in Irish. TU.i.f: Cavanarr
means ho"ow tlel 1; Cvrrah, race ri!' .
It i not i:iirrol :i'"e thft t ti.et -
-erd oi'gr.-ii'y ilv, :t b p.-'"". .',!
lwlt in or near ioealitii 3 '.vliicii wt-r