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LEBANON, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 1888.
Local SotlcM, nrrllne ..15 Mills
Kftular ad.rtteinnt liurtMl upon tihvral t.
lEBAWO- IODOB. NO 4, A. F A. M : MH
at th.lr dw hall in Muumto Block, oa Satoiilar
eunc, on or -Miuia im rau moon.
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nrd.i. .renin, of a-h .ek. at Odd rll..w'. H1L
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HONOR NO. 88, I'ftU TV . L-Wwi.
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uu u um montn. r. n. nuevUfi ai. w.
l. S. COURTNSY. M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AIsiD SURGEON,
urnm In hrtek building, over M. A. Mil
let V Iiisk Stl.
F. M. MILLER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
N ta-y Public and General Insurance Agt
Crl!eeWno anil other btulnoM promptly attandrd to.
una ua Aimia lum.
DR. A. H. PETERSON,
Filling and Extracting Teeth a Specialty.
Office tn W. C. Peterson' jewelry atom.
MTAB work warranted. Charges reasoaibl
C. H. HARMON,
BARBER & HAIRDRESSER,
taavtng. Hair Catttac and Shampooing la tke
MW Patronage lf tfnlljr aoUciteA.
Gt. Charles Hotel.
ST. W.Okmi 3fin and Bhannaa Btreeta, tr Blocks
Kartut R &. Iteeoa.
H. E. PARRISH, Proprietor.
Table Bapplied with the Best the Market
Biwai. Soom and tb. Trt Aaromoda1i.BS for
-GENERAL STAGE OFFICE.-
Groceries and Provisions,
TOBACCO & CIGARS.
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,-
a)aeBiawmre) mad 2 1 umrr,
laaap aa4 Laaaa Flxtarea.
Mala nu, Ibaaea. Ore;.
IJea.t If a.iiset
BUHL e EELLEXBEBCER,
Fresh and Salted Beef and
Bo an Lari always en Hani.
Main Street, Lebanon, Or.
lu tCWaJt, 3. 'V. lULcTCtT. J. W. Ct BJCK.
BANK OF LEBANON
Transacts a General Banking
Aosoim't Kept SuVt,t to Check.
EXCHAKQE SOLD OX
5i Tori, San Francisco, Portlani ani
"ade on Favor-
Ch W. SHITE,
Lebanon, Oregon .
Tin, Copper, Sheet-Iron Ware,
isvis sporri. Etc.
AH kinds of Repairing
, Also keep
S. GO AH.
BURYING ROBES & COFFINS CONSTANTLY ON HAND
Also Doors, Windows and Blinds.
El.. A. r.llLLER,
Drugs. Medicines, Paints, Oils and Glass.
A Complete Stock' of Stationery,
Prescriptions a Specialty.
Nxt Door to W. B. Donaca, Lebanon, Oregon.
W. B. DONACA,
TOBACCO AND CICARS,
Confectionery. Crockery, Gloss and Plated Ware, Pure Sugar
and Maple Syrups.
CENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
COUNTRY PRODUCE TAKEN
"Goods at Reasonable
Corner Brick Store,
Gv IB IBAZtvlDir
Watchmaker . and .Jeweler.
WatcUcs, Clccts, Jewelry, Silrer
ra ta n
m 'atorr .ey
a o o
o A eomotave
El Jiwajr un. la y
tin tfror. ant othrr
I. F. & H. A. Singer Sewing
3.. . . Cl
Done at Short Notice.
IN EXCHANGE FOR GOODS.
Prices," is my Motto.
Main Street, Lebanon, Or.
Plated Ware an! Optical Goods.
o o o o
SERICS M WOrK
Ann. (iMdlnf .
njtt. A o o
MacMnes & Machine Supplies.
WiLfiow hai betn returned to the
Senate by the Iowa legislature.
Jamrs D. Beck hn been re-elected
to the Senate by the Kentucky leg
Ih the United 8tates the average
yield of wool is about tiz pounds per
The decrease in the public debt of
December amounted to 114,584,650;
the deereae einee June 30, 1887, $53,
830,335. Till Colorado Cattle-growers' Asso
ciation hs 534, member?, who own
ver 1,200,000 head of c-ttle. and 50,
000 horse. reireH-min $50,000,000.
The i eop'e of 8.lem hare Crtu-ed
the introduction in both hous s of
Congreof a bill appropriating $100.
000 Tor the construction of a pofctudlce
building in tht ci'y.
The Britich nhip The Uoolwh, fr an
Penrith to San Francisco, was abau
doned at sea Jinury 7, in latitude 48
north, longitude 10 went. All on
board were fared. Ixvs $S0,000.
Tfik New Yoik Trotluce Exchange
rexrw the viable supply of grain,
January 7.h, aa follows: Wheat, 43,
857,000 bushels ; com, 6,184,000; oats,
5,896000; rye, 300,000; barley, 3,
All reports seem to agree as to the
excellence of the coming orange crop
in southern California. The Tomona
lYogmt names 2,200 to 2,500 carloads
as the probab'e output, against 1,600
carloads last rear.
A memorial asking that the Colrille
I.dian reservation be rertoied to the
public domain has been presented to
Congress. The reservation contains
5,000 square miles and 80J Indian
Thh trustees of Alameda, CaL, have
passed an ordinance declaring euca
lyptus trees to be a nuisance, because
of their dtstructiveuesa to sewers and
their obstruction to the electric light",
and authorising the Superintendent
Streets to remove them from the pub
For the fiscal year ending 1887 the
deficiency bill that Burn, of Missouri,
introduced in the House, provide for
an appropriation of $5,000 for renewal
of the signal service cable at the
mouth of the Columbia river. No
part of this money shall be used in
laying new rabl until the Secretary
of War shall be satisfied that the old
one cannot be repairtd. Five hun
dred doilars of the above sura is for
A policeman in a Mexican town ha
ben iirret-Ud fir pse;ng M-xioui
dollars made or l-ad. Such a crime
is rare in Mexico. The penalty i
veiy severe, being the amputation of
the right hand for the first offense,
the left hand for the second offdnse,
and for the third offense the prisoner
is stood up in the cemetery and a de
tail of twelve soldiers shoot through
him at a wall. There are no blank
cartridge. Of late years counter
feiters som times get long imprison
inert fur the first offense.
Vabioui petitions were presented by
Representative Hermann to the In
terior Dt-panment, from settlers iu
southern Oregon, aking for an early
adjustment of the swamp land contro
versies, for confirmation of their home
stead and pre-emption proofs. The?
represent that their homes are in
volved, and that for years they have
resided on and cultivated the same.
and deny the claim of the State under
the swampland act. The insufficiency
of clerical aid is the usual excuse for
delay in adjustment of long pending
controversies from land districts.
The annual report of the board of
managers of the national home for
disabled volunteef soldiers has been
laid before Congress.- The avenge
numlrer of inmates present during the
last fiscal year was 9,718, an increase
in five years of 2.980, or 44 per cent.
Existing branches are now filled to
their utmoct capacity, and in the opin
ion of the board only one or at most
iwo of them shoulJ be further en
larged. The report says if it be the
intention of Congress to care for all.
disabled soldiers entitled to admission
to the home under the existing laws,
legislation will be required either to
establish additional branches, materi
ally enlarge existing branches, encour
age States to establish State homes,
or to make appropriations of outdoor
relief for those soldiers who cannot be
admitted to existing branches. Should
Congress consider . that the present
accommodations are sufficient, the
maximum number of soldiers who
shall receive the benefits of the home
should be fued by law.
"Can you spare a ta iflj for a poor
blind manP" '-Why. hang it, you lo.k
us if yon could Sao first-rat " ')
certainly. I am nly begging in the
p'ace of my blind friend, who has no
imo far himself. a lib daughter is
"citing married ti lay."
. . .
Papa -Why so pensive, my
daughter". E.oise -Jack Buffington
has'j.ist returned all my notes, and
every thinir between ns is ended."
Pna "Quite a coincidence, my dear.
Ouo of his was returned this tuoruiug
Legislation Pertaining to the Interest
of the Paciflo Coast
Bills, memorials and resolu'ions
were introduced as follows:
By Jones A concurrent resolution
n questing the Precident to negotiate
with China a treaty containing a pro
vision that no Chiueee t-hall enter the
United States except amb!ador4 and
others engaged in diplomatic service,
and merchants engaged in trada be
tween the United States and foreign
By Saulsbun A ioiut resolution
declaring that no further effort can lie
prop, rly made by the United States to
obtain the co-ojierat ion of the Euro-
lcin governments in ettibiiMiiin a
common ratio of values between tilver
and gold, as money.
By Milliken A bill to take the tax
off iohac4 and the duty off -ugr,
witn a rebate or bounty to compensate
producers of cane sugar in Louinxna
ami Iteet and sorghum sugar in Illi
nois, Kansas and elsewhere. This will
ainouut to $10,000,000, and the re
duction under the bill will reach nearlv
By Teller To itrant rights of way
through Indian reservations to the
Rio Uiaude & PnciBo and Denver and
Rio Qrande railway companies. Aleo,
to equdiie the allowancia for extra
exi.en.-tts at presidential postoflk-es.
By EdmundsTo incorporate the
Maritime Ship Canal company of
By Mitchell A memorial from the
fourteenth legislative asembly of Ore
gon, praying for modification of the
treaty between the United States and
the Chinese Empire so as to stop and
prohibit immigration of Chinese and
other Asiatic laborers altogether, and
adopt such lawful measures as may be
necessary to nu the countay of those
By Dawet A bill providing for the
appointment of an inspector of Indian
schools, who is to have direct super
intendence of all schools now estah
lished throughout the west The
inspector is empowered to di-charge
teachers, abolish schools and otherwise
mauage the education of Indians.
By Spooner A bill for the erection
of a public building at Chevenne.
Wyoming, to cot $80,000.
Bv Cullom To pension, at the rate
of $8 per month, ell surviving officers
and enlisted men who actually served
sixty days in the northwest in the
Black Hawk Indian, or in the south
in the Florida Seminole war. Pen
sions are also granted to widows of
deceased soldiers of these wars. A
special provision declares that this act
tiall not be ro construed as to grant a
pension to Jefferson Davis.
By Resgin To amend the bill in
troduce! by him to regulate immigra
lion, so that the right of immigrants
10 remain in t.ns country may be
challenged at any time within twelve
u out lis after their landing.
By Bowen To establish a mint at
The Committee on Territories in
structed its chairman to report favor
bly lor the division of Dakota, and
tdmisi3n of South Dakota as a State.
Senator Mitchell intends to insist.
either by separate bill or amendment
to the river and harbor bill, that fu
ture work at the Cascadea te done by
on tract. Senators Vest and Cockrtll
and Oihers heartily join in this.
Following bills and resolutions were
iutrtiduced : j
By Oite A resolution directing!
the committee on judiciary to report
what legislation is necessary to limit
and remct the numbers of foreigners
annually immigrating to the United
Slates, and to secure better protection
of the citizens of this corn try against
the evils arising from indiscriminate
admission to domicile and citisenship
of paupers, outlaws and turbulent
persons from other countries.
By McKenna Authorising the pur
chase of tools for the Mare Island
By Thompson For development of
silk culture in the United States.
By 8ynies For erection of a cua
torn house at Denver.
By 8pringer Proposing a constitu
tional amendment prohibiting poly
By Anderson A resolution that the
land grants of the Pacific railroad com
panies be forfeited.
By O'Donnel To repeal the duty
on sugar, and to provide for payment
of a bounty of $2,000,000 a year for
two years for cultivation of sugar in
the United States.
By Toole To dispose of the Fort
Ellis military reservation.
Delegate Caine, of Utah, presented
the constitution of the proposed State
of Utah, with a memorial asking for
admission into the Union. Also a bill
for that purpose, all of which were re
feried. The chief points in the con
stitution are these: Forbidding a union
of church and state, domination of the
state by any church, religious test for
voters, office-holders or witnesses ; ex
cessive bail laws, abridging freedom of
speech, imprisonment for debt, dis
crimination against foreigners as to
rights of property, eto.
By Phelan A joint resolution pro
posing an amendment to the consti
tution authorizing Congress to grant
aid to the public schools of the several
S'a'es to an amount not to exceed
By Tillman Prohibiting the use of
stoves or oil lamps on railway pascen
It poured for weeks toirehxsr,
Twas the dolefule. or waather.
Yet ta her eye. there beamed a happy light;
And I pondered well the reaaon
f her smile tn auob a aeaaon
T&l soa said t "I see a rain beau every night V
Harper1 $ Batar.
Omaha Man "You make a pretty
;;ood profit out ot cotton-seed oil now,
don't j-ouP" Southerner "Some do.
but 1 don't." "Why not?" "Badly
located." "Oh! Too far from a rail
road, I suppose?" "No, I am on a
niilroad; hut there isn't a manu
facturer of leaf lard or creamery butter
w.ifei$ fix hundred miles."
aV Mvmory of Arizona'. Hick Tarpia,
Lone Ktaao HoMwr. .
Tucson had the honor of producing
a man named Bill Brazzleton, who
made a business of robbing stages
ilnglo-handeti. and in all that goes to
make up the wary, skillful and suc
cessful hlghwnyman he took prece-
uencn ol all his kind and yet holds it.
Bill was nearly thirty years old be
fore he went into the business of rob
bing stage-coaches. His robberies
were all jerpetrated in the most ap
proved manner, and with little or no
usnger to his victims, beyond the loss
of their valuable Ha was the first
and only man in Arizona who ever
robbed a stage-coach alone, and in this
particular he surpassed even tbe dar
ing of the two men who "h-ld up" tbe
train on the Southern Pacifie a few
weeks ago. Brazzleton never had an
assistant in any of his robberies, and,
so far aa known, never made a confi
dant of but one man. and this mai
finally betrayed him to the posse ot
law officers by whom he waa killed.
Ho once robbed a stage containing
seven passengers, all of whom were
prepared for him. They knew of him
and had started out of Tucson thor
Brazzleton determined to give these
seven men an opportunity to" defend
themselves. He posted himself out oa
the road about twenty miles from
Tucs-in. and about eleven o'clock hr
saw the eo.och coming. He was just
ever the brow of a hill and could not
Ho seen by the driver or passengers.
Ho sit on his horse, leveled' his rifle,
and as they came over the hill they
saw both rider and gnn and they knew
at onro who it waa and what it meant
He - commanded them not to move a
hand, and they Obeyed. .Their re
volrrrs hung unused at their sides,
and their rifles lay idle in the bottom
of tin co ich. Tbey knew It waa death
to somebody the moment a move was
made, for Bill was the best shot in
Arizona, and they sat transfixed with
fear. He demanded them to get oat
one try one. tar down their arms, stand
in a row and direst then-uflres of aR
their money and valuables. This they
did. piling about $12,000 worth of
treassre np in a heap before them.
They were then told to go back in the
ceach and drive on. Mr. Brazzleton
taking possession of every thing that
had boen left behind. '
Bnvizleton took particular delight in
this style of robbery. It was a pas
sion with him. and be seemed to in
dulge it more for the pleasure it gave
him tu an for tbe money he securrd.
He cured nothing for money for its
own sale and spent but little, as he
neither drank nor gambled. It wa
n uncommon thins lor mm to roe
people and thn return part or all be
had taken. He once ran font ot a
newspaper man who had but ten dol-l.-trs.
When Brazzleton learned his
business he gave him back five dollars,
with the remark that he wonld proba
bly need it. He had a great regard
for women and would never rob a
tage coach where any of the pas
sengers were women. U he -erer
killed anybody I have not beard ef
it, but he was, nevertheless,
the terror of the country while he
was at large, and he was hunted for
months like a wild beast The sheriff
of tho county in which Tucson is
sltuaf.id resolved to destroy bim at .!'
h.-iz uxl, for he was doing a great Jd
J'iry bi the business of this part of the
lerritDry. all travelers fearing l
rome this way. Finally, after one of
his robberies, he was traced by a
peculiar shoe on his horse to a cer
tain c able, where, it seems, he was in
t-ie hibit of obtaining information re
garding wealthy trarelers from his
onlv confidant. The latter waa a
zrooin. anil, to Induce him to betray
Urazi;leton, he was hung op by the
heels until he consented to talk. He
agreed to conduct the sheriff's posse
to Brc.zzleton s rendezvous, on condi
tion Uiey would not take their prisoner
alive, For, said he. "il you .c
not kill him he will kill me." He sa,"
he wii to take Brazzleton something
to eat that very night, and that i'
I hey would accompany him, they
could see him and kill him.
Tli sheriff promised to hare the
liiglMvayinan shot at sight, and ac
cordingly the law officers were guided
to a d.ep, precipitous mountain gorge
where thcro was . a heavy growth of
timber. Tho entire posse of six lay
down beli'.nd the fallen tree and wait
ed fo the coming of the great high
wayman. By and by they saw him
appro -ve in ug. . He rode out of the thick
hruh into a little opening with a
gleaming revolver in his right hani.
which hung rather carelessly at his
side. Thoo who were there at the
timo havo told me they had never . be
fore floeu so superb an equestrian as
Brazzleton was at that fatal moment,
lie looked like some wild animal that
had just come from his lair, ready to
leap en his prey. But the picture was
to endure for but a moment for, at the
word of command by the Sheriff, the
entire party delivered their fire, and
BraiMlctoii threw np his right hand in
a vain attempt to shoot and rolled off
his homo with six big holes through
his body. Tweon Cor. X. Y. World.
A Fraud Detroit Man "Hello
buhl What', the Vxtra' out for
base-ball gameP" Newsboy "Naw
railroad accidentr-dozen people killed
want a copy?" Detroit Man "Of
i-ourso not This newspaper bnsiness
is a fraud. They print an extra' on
tho least provocation. It's shameful!"
Tho late Richard Qnain left nearly
'lis eat! ro fortune, amounting to $375,.
000, to University College, London.
"Maniiliu, say est tliou that papa
labors to eet bread for ns?" Tea, my
laughter." "And why does he not
labor to got us caramels?" Two Re
public. "What was Nero's greatest act of
-rueltyP" asked the teacher of the ciass
n history. "Playin the fiddle," was
the prompt response; and the teacher
let it go nt that. Washington Critic
"My boy's at school," the mother cries,
"And now I have some hoars ot peace,"
Alus," the teacher sadly sighs.
"That urchin s pranks wol never cease.'
CURIOSITIES IN CLOCKS.
Tlme-Plecea fa1 I'p a Tarlona Odd and
"The latest thing in clocks is the imi
tation of machinerr of different kinds.
said a salesman in a John street im
porting lioiwe. "We have Just received
some very odd designs in this line from
Paris. Here is a clock that would
make it fine present for a railroad
man," and he exhibited a beautiful
white bronze model of a steam boiler.
It bad a steam-gauge, safety valve and
speed regulator, and a thermometer
took tbe place of the water gauge. On
the furnace door waa tha dial of the
clock and above It was a barometer.
The whole apparatus was about ten
inches high nnd was monnted on a
plnsh platform. The clock waa run
ning and pendant balls of the speed
regulator were whirling around merri
ly and doing the work of the pendu
"Now here Is something that wonld
p!ea.K anybody, sain the clerk, and he
showed a handsome windmill in bronze
and gold, with a clock face let into the
side of the tower. The arms of tht
windmill were moving in such a natur
al way that one eonld easily imagine
that he felt the breese that propelled
them. Another design was - a
well, bnilt of tiles held in place bj
a gilt frame, and an openwork well
house overhead. ' In which a
bnekot waa hanging snspended by a
chain. The bucket served aa a pendn
Inra and swnng in a circle most mys
teriously; for it did not seem to fcsTe
any connection with the worka of the
clock, which were concealed io the
"Here Is something unique, " said
the clerk, drawing the reporter's at
tention to an elaborate affair. "This is
a perfect miniature of a boiler set in a
brick foundation. There are all of the
valves, gauges, steam-pipes and con
nections complete. The end of the
boiler serve as tL dial of the dock,
and here at one side fa a steam hammer
moving up and down with great regu
larity and striking a bar of brass that
Is held by a workman. That is de
signed as a present for a mannfac
tnrer. It costs sixty-fire dollars. Here
Is a freak of the designer that is very
neat It represents an old-fashioned
vertical saw at work. A workman
stnds at the bench pushing a board
against the saw. On the front of the
bench is the dial of the clock. The
great beauty of these designs is the
perfection to which the smallest details
are carried. We can not turn ont such
work in this country; it wonld be too
expensive, as it is all handwork, and at
the wages we pay our artisans these
clwks would cost a small fortune,"
A". T. Ex; res.
Aa Altrrr! ftmim. 01juii OThlefe A
tnniahes the Medical World.
There is a little stir in medical cir
cles here that may make Nagasaki
known to all the world in this connec
tion, and Fastenr and the hypnotizing
Parisian will find themselves deposed
as lions in medical society for a young
peasant woman from a village neai
hern who has a new theory and cur
for rhenmatlsm. Rhenmatism. accord
ing to her, is a growth of small para
sites under the skin, a small insect
that gnaws, and bites, and causes the
nntold misery and all tbe twinges of
that ailment. She has bad for one ai
her patients here a grizzled and scep
tical sea captain. The mariner was
completely laid np with his ailing
kneea and the Japanese woman was
sent for. She claimed to see the move
ment of the parasites under the skin,
ordered foot baths of .bran and hot rice
brandy, and enme another day with a
little steel hook a oil nipped small
white insects out by the . doseo. By
the stories it mast be a large white
flea, for one of them when brought ont
to the surface made a spring and was
lost to sight One of the bystander?
felt a sting and tbe next day had a sore
place on his arm. and cutting into it it
was fonnd that the rhenmatism bug
was there, bnrrowing like a tick.
The rejtnlar practitioners are still
sceptical about the new theory ol
rheumatism. They put one of the in
sects under a microscope and decided
that by its organism it never could
have lived under the surface of tht
skin away from the air, and that she
mnst have carried it nnder ber finger
nail and prodnced it at the proper
moment To this the sea captain enters
a vigorous denial. He says that she
ha taken the insects from his knees
and ankles by the hundreds now, and
that all have been killed In his sight
and that he is growing better and can
feel the relief after each treatment
Cor. St. Louis Globe Democrat.
Found Fault With Hia ZeaL
"What do you want?" asked a theat
rical manager in a Western town of a
vigilance committee that bad waited on
"We want that tragedian." waa the
reply of the spokesman.
"Bnt, gentlemen, remember that he
hits been doing his best."
"That's it mister; we want to keep
him from trying so hard in the future."
Two bells cast in 1775 at Messilla,
Mexico, for the Catholic Church, are to
go to Milwaukee to be smelted. It is
believed there .is at least one thou
sand dollars in precious metals which
became fused in when the laborers at
the original casting dropped jewelry
into the molten mass to propitiate
Achieving a Reputation. Hosband
"Young Miliken seems to have made
qnite a name for himself." Wife
"You surprise me. I never thought
that he would amount to any thing."
Husband "Oh, yes. he ean hold an
eyeglass on his eye longer than any
member of the club." Drake's Trav
elers1 Magazine. '
Last Monday, while out fishing, T.
R, Hair, of Tampa, Fla-, caught a large
catfish. He held it up near his right
breast to break its back, when the fish
gave a sudden " jump and finned him
right over 'his heart, the fin entering
about three-quarters of an inch and
breaking off even with the flesh. Mr.
Hair took out his pocket-knife and cut
the fin out. and at last accounts was
DECADENCE OF DIAMONDS.
VVhy Fronton. Atones Ara Wo 1 -tin Kent Coat
alderetf tho PWuper Thine.
The decadence of the diamond daily
grows more marked. It has long been
a badge of vulgarity when worn by
men, and its indiscriminate use by their
own sex has brought it Into disrepute
with women who are really fastidious.
VI ith any thing else except an object
which confers distinction on its pos
sessor, the irreater its noonlaritr t'.
greater its triumph, but the diamond
once the most princely of gems, and
me possession ot which waa almost the
unions privilesre of rovalrr has lot
its ascendency through its Very popn-
iarnj as an article or adornment. In
our day it is in no sense nniqne, nor
are its associates such as to give it dis
tinction. It thrusts its rlitter on tha
ye in the street, in the railroad car,
in every public and unsuitable place,
and nsnalJy with a background of fat
ness and nsliness which it onlv serves
to bring into unpleasant prominence.
vvcen a human being makes one
thin? an ambition and turn .rpr. .
fort to the realization of that ambition
ft is pretty certain of accomplishment.
With many women the rmssAsnion at a
pair of solitaire diamonds is the one
Li a w . w . .
ming in lire desired ana to be
seen red. The realization of the
ambition may come late, but,
young or old, the woman who has
compassed her object is so proud in
that fact that she does not propose to
niae tne ngnt 01 ner diamonds under
bushel, with the result that she hrii-
discredit on herself and on what she
considers ber most valuable possession.
The lore of the gem itself, although
savoring of childishness and of ti
barbarous tastes which still sorvrve in
emliKK! horaanity, is one thing; the
loveef disnlavinsr the diamond in nnh.
lie another. There are women, and
men, too, who have a mania for dia
monds almost like that-cf the miser
for gold. They lore the glitter and
sparkle, and delight to feast their sigh
and to rich on tbe precious banbles.
Bnt these are not the people who flaunt
their treasures in the gaze of the pub
lic It is the better half of the lnck-r
speculator, the matrimonially promoted
snop-gin, me gambler s "lady," and
the obese wife of the retired mvn.
broker, who never feel entirely clothed
unless somewhere on their person
scintillates the ever-oresent diamnnit.
The wemrer may be somewhat down at
Ute oeel and out at flhnw. and ai
thorough acquaintance with smtn an I
water may have never been included in
her experience, but the diamond atones
for all. In our tine the hnrrfen nf
vulgarity is too great for the queen ef
a, . . .. .
grms, ana in cuitnrea estimation she
sinks beneath the weight Ckicag9
COST OFA COW.
A a Karitnaate Which ta Entitled to Caiwfol
But very few statistics on the cost ei
any thing lie along the road of dairy
uiouguh tie uare wen a Esuon ox
gnesows on pretty much every thing
eoniweted with farm work. What does
it cost to raise a cow? is a question
that we have heard hundreds of men
guess at but very few had facts and
facts and figures to back their judg
ment. Hon. Josiah Shall, secretary of
the Hew York State Dairymen's As
sociation, has been figuring on the
problem, and. the following is the re
sult at his hands:
Frnjr Tear First five days sucking:
She cow. no cost. Next twenty days.
skim-milk after setting 13 hours. 8
quarts per day, 160 quarts 1 cent,
$1.60. Next twenty days Skim after
24 hours, 150 quarts cent per
qnar 80 cents. Then full skim for
balance of season. $5-25- Pactnrage
for tke season,- 12.00; 182 poucda of
meal and shorts, tin one year old.
equal to pound a day, $1.S2; S00 pounds
of hay, $1.00. These estimates result
In a total of $12.47.
Secojtd Yeah Six months pastur
age, f&OQ. Six months to hay, 1.609
ponnds, $&0Ql 183 pounds of meal.
$1.83. Making a total cost at two
years eld of $28.29.
A ealf well reared should come in
milk at two years old, and ber product
should pay her way after that with a
profit. From two to five years old, the .
product shonld be as follows: Of milk.
i mm a to o years oio. ponnc.
from S to 4 years old, 4,500 pownds;
from 4 to S years old, 6,500 pounds;
making a total of 13.200. At one cent
a pound, or about two cents a quart,
we eet the value of the product.
Cost of keeping three to five years
old: Three years to pasturage, $25. 50;
S years to hay, 9,180 pounds, $45.90;
1,000 pounds meal, $10; to which add
cost of heifer at 2 years old. $28.23,
and we have a total cost, at 5 years
old, of $109.69. We have got the value
of tbe product, $132.00, from which
we take $109.69, the cost of keeping,
leavisg a balance to the credit of the
cow, at 5 years old, of $22.SL-
This is the estimate of the average
cow. A well selected, improved ani
mal will prodnce a much larger yield,
if not a double amount which will
proportionately increase the income in
comparison with the cost Hoard's
The trustees of Cornell University
have created a new professorship of
horticulture in the department of agri
culture. Church mnsio io New Tork City, a
local journal states, employs not far
from two. thousand organists and
vocalists, whose annual salaries amount
to at least $250,000.
Honesty is , before " honor; and.
though man must write his poems in
sounding words, God's poems are
printed best in the brave and silent
duties of common life. Edmxtrd Qwr
rtU. Thet nine churches iu Kansas that
have come to self-support during the
associational year make ft saving to
the Home Missionary Society of
$2,500. The number of self-supporting
churches in Kansas is now forty
three. The American Missionary Associa
tion has buildinjrs and lands worth
oo,uuu. endowment iuna.3 wona
000, and trust . funds amounting to
$7O0O0l Its receipts last year were
$333,761 sd Pa expenditures $2337-i.
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