The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898, February 24, 1888, Image 1

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Filling and Extracting Teeth a Specialty.
Offloe In W. C Peterson's Jewelry store.
tWXW work warranted. Charge reawnabl e
BhaTtna, Heir Cutting, end ftnampootng tat the
latest end
t3T Patronage tespeetfullr eoHotted.
Ct. Charles Hotel.
LEBANON. Oregon.
V. W. Corner Maia end Bberaan Streets, twe Block
Xaskof R R. Depot.
H. E. PARRISH, Proprietor.
Tables Supplied with the Beat the Market
Beanie and the Beet
Contractor, Carpenter
and Builder.
Plana ftpeelBratlane Far-slake
on Mkart Satire.
And SatiafacUon Ooaranteed.
Albany and LeVuo, Or.
Groceries and Provisions,
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
((aeenaware aad dasawar.
Mala St. !. Orffte.
Meeit Market
Fresh and Salted Beef and
hmni Lari always on Hani.
Main Street, Lebanon. Or.
Lower Galifobkia has been made
a State of the Mexican Republic.
Returns from the special Congres
sional election in Michigan show the
election of Seymour (Rep.) over Breeee
(Dem.) by about 600 majority.
"Free -Sou? has been a source of
trouble in New York, and is no longer
provided for the poor. It is found to
bring tramps to the city and to aid the
undeserving poor.
The Amazon at its mouth is about
150 miles in width, and the volume
and impetus of the river are eo great
that it carries its fresh water unmixed
into the sea a distance ot 200 miles.
It is said that a number of old Cali-
fornians, now living in New York in
reduced circumstances, are actually
dependant upon the bounty of Senator
John Pi Jones, of Nevada, for the ne
cessities of life.
Texas is probably in the soundest
financial condition of any State in the
Union. There is a cash surplus of
$1,000,000 in her treasury, and the
already low rate of State taxation may
be further reduced.
The Director of the Mint has re
ported adversely to the establishment
of an assay office at Portland, for
which a bill was introduced by S-nator
Dolph. Senator Dolph, however, says
that the Director of the Mint Is mis
informed in regard to the business of
reducing ores at Portland. He intends
to appear before the, Committee on
Commerce and show that since the
construction of the railroad to the
Coeur d'Alene mines and other mines,
and the erection of reduction works at
East Portland, the output of metal
every year is largely increasing, and
will increase much in the future.
Tbb House Committee on Territor
ies has considered the question re
lating to admission as states of Da
kota, Montana, Washington and New
Mexico. It was decided to fi-rtuulate
an omnibus enabling act for the four
territories, and the preparation of the
bill was referred to a sub-committee,
consisting of Springer, Mansur, Hayes,
Struble and Syraes. During the
sion votes were taken upon ordering
favorable reports upon Gi fiord's bill
for the admission of South Dakota, and
Bailer's bill looking to the recognition
of North Dakota as a state. The result
in each case was unfavorable to the
A Washington dispatch says : "If
Representative Hermann's bill to plac-
Winemale Ridole Cta the pension rolls,
at the rate of f 25 per month, passes,
it will be the first case in which the
government has ever granted a pen
sion to an Indian. Winemale was
a member of the Modoo tribe of In
dians, and when they attacked and
massacred the commissioners sent out
hy the government to negotiate a
treaty with them, she found Colonel
Meacham, desperately wounded, in the
lava beds, and did all that lay in her
power for bis comfort. She brought
him food and drink, made him a tem
porary shelter and bound his wounds,
at the peril of her own life had he been
discovered. As soon as Meacham had
recovered sufficiently to be moved,
Winemale carried him on her shoul
ders several miles and restored him to
his friends. For this service it is be
lieved she is entitled to a pension."
The statement that "Winemale car
ried him on her shoulders several
miles," is probably incorrect, as Colo
nel Meacham's weight at that time
was about 200 pounds
Senator Dolph has reported from
the Committee on Public Ltnds a bill
of great importance to the citizens of
Oregon and Washington Territory.
The object of the bill is to confirm the
titles of widows, orphans and single
women who took claims under the
Oregon donation law of 1850 and am
endatory acts, and made their proofs
and received certificates. He says
their are some forty cases in Linn
county, Oregon, alone, and probably
several hundred in Oregon and Wash
ington, where donation claims were
taken over thirty years ago by widows,
orphans and single women, and where
the land has been sold and transferred
upon the strength of -donation certifi
cates, which are now held under the
rulings of Land Commissioner Sparks
to be invalid, and a number of which
have been held for cancellation on the
ground that the parties were not en
titled to take such claims for various
reasons. The Commissioner holds
that widows whose husbands, and or
phans whose parents, died on the way
to Oregon, were not qualified to take
a claim. The Senator says that the
law was probably very literall con
strued in the early settlement of
; Oregon. ;.
According to Fi-ofossor S. P. Lang
? lev. the well-known American astron
omer, the temperature of the sunlit
surface of the moon has been commonly
over-estimated, and probably does not
exceed fifty degrees centigrade. Mr.
Richard A- Proctor, in his elaborate
work oh the moon, says that, daring
the lunar day, the surface of the moon
burns, one may almost declare, with a
heat of some five hundred degrees
Fahrenheit, if the Inferences of our
most skillful physicists and the evidence
obtained from our most powerful means
ef experiments can be trusted.
Everything of General Interest la a
Condensed Form,
A tannery is soon to be started In
Milton by some Pendleton men.
Douglas county expended over $22,
000 in the construction of bridges the
past year.
Five men announce themselves as
candidal s for sheriff of Baker couuty
in a Bdker City paper.
Much prospecting for minerals will
be done in the Cascades this summer,
says the Silverton AppenL
A quarry of monumental rock has
been lately opened near RoBeburg,
which is said to be very valuable.
Fred and Harry Tern pie ton killed
a large gray eagle near Brownsville
that measured seven feet from tip to
Johnson & Sheldon, of 8c lo, have
made an assignment in favor of John
Morris, of that place. Liabilities $36
Archbishop Qmss, of Porttand, con
templates' building a sister's school at
Roseburg the coming summer, so says
an exchange.
Dr. A. W. Burg, convicted of black
mail at Pendleton, has been sentenced
to two years in tne penitentiary by
Judge Walker.
Geo. R. Justus, who was sent to the
penitentiary for killing an Indian at
Grant's Pass, has been released, after
serving a few years of his time.
A great many farmers report losses
of small patches of wheat and oats by
the recent freeze, says the Dallas Item
izer. One man lost seventy acres of
oats. Taking the loss of the whole
county it will amount to a considerable
J. W. Graves committed suicide by
han gin?, at his residence on Juniper
creek, Umatilla county. Although
quite wealthy he labored under the
hallucination that he could not pay
his debts. He was 60 years old and
lived alone.
The reward offered by the people of
Monmouth and Polk couuty for the
apprehension of the murderers of the
Chinamen in that city recently am
ounts to $700, and an effort is being
made to have the Governor increase
it to $1,000.
Artic les of incorporation have been
filed with the Secretary of Stat in
corporating the Albany Street Railway
Company. The capital stock is $25,
000. The object of the company is to
build and operate a line of street rail
way in Albany.
Says a Prinevelle paper : A calf and
colt belonging to J. H. Suoderly ber
came buried beneath a large etrawstack
rect ntly, and remained buried for a
period of six days before they were
missed. When uncovered both were
alive, but the colt was unable to stand
and soon died.
Ashland TWin : Rev. C. H. Hoxic,
of Medford precinct, will in a short
time receive 200 pounds of sugar-beet
seed from Claus Spreckels, of Califor
nia, which he will distribute among
the farmers of this valley when it ar
rives. In this manner the soil here
may be tested and its adaptability to
the beet industry ascertained.
Gov. Pennoyer has directed Hon. F.
C. Reed, Slate Fish Commissioner, to
give public no ice of bis intention to
enforce the law forbidding the catch
ing of salmon from the Columbia and
its tributaries during March. The
Governor suggests that prompt prose
cution of offenders will put a stop to
violation of the law.
The prisoners engaged in cleaning
up the rubbish around the Multnomah
county buildings uncovered a large
number of five and ten pouud cannon
balls and a few small shot. A twelve
pound loaded shell was also unearthed.
Where all these relics of war came
from or how they happen to be in the
court yard no one appears to know.
Frank Snyder, who lives a short
distance below Buena Vista, discovered
a human body floating in the eddy in
the Willamette, near his place. I) .
composition had so far advanced that
recognition was impossible except by
the clothing ; but it is supposed to be
the body of the young man who ws
drowned at Corvallis during the holi
days. At Long Creek, Tom Williams fired
two shots at Peter Connelly, the editor
of the Eagle, one of which took effect
in his wrist and the other in his hip.
The wounds are severe, though not
con sidered dan gerous. After the shoot
ing Williams attempted to escape but
was pursued and captured by Ed.
Allen. After a preliminary examina
tion lasting six day., the prisoner was
placed under $3,000 bonds and sent
to jail.
Gov. Pennoyer has addressed a letter
to the Secretary of the Treasury, giv
ing his assent, as far as Oregon is con
cerned, In regard to the grant of
money made in what is known as the
"Hatch bill," it being an act passed
at tbe last session of Congress to es
lablisn agricultural experiment sta
tion in connection with agricultural
colleges in the several state, and pro
viding a sum of $15,000 p-r annum for
each state for such purpose. He fur
ther designated the board of regents of
the agricultural college of the state of
Oregon as the proper board to which
the fund should be paid. This board,
by law, consists of the State Board of
Education, Master of the State Grange
and nine others appointed by Gov.
Moody. Under the law $7,500 was
available the 1st of last January to
each of the states. But owing to the
non-acceptance, as yet, of the college
building at Corvallis, it is feared that
only $3,000 will become available to
Oregon for this year.
The Sucict lor the Prarontlea at
Cruelty to Ataituals has baM 4rcpajeV
aiuca 16C4.
Rympatnenc JTriend (to widow;
"Your husband's death was a terrible
one, Mrs. Bently." Widow (sadly)
'Ah. yes! Poor John was a kind hus
band, but he didn't know much about
buzz saws." N. Y. Sun.
Brown "I lent you an umbrella
esterday, Robinson, on the express
condition that it was to be returned
this morning." Robinson "I know
you did, but. my dear fellow, it rained
this monine. " Urate Magazine
rtt. Man With a Think for larormatlaa
and th. Moaoarllabla Lady.
He boarded the train at Rochester
and came to the only vacant seat in the
oar. beside a young lady.
This seat taken, nia'amf"
"Wal. then I guess I'll sit down."
Two minutes' silence.
''Have some peanuts, ma'am?"
No, 1 thank you."
"Jiiuiny, don't like peanuts? Just
like my wife. My great holt is peanuts
and bananers. Perhaps you'd like a
bannner, ma'am P"
'No, nothing, thank you.
Live up to Buffalo, nia'amf"
P'raps you know my friend
Cap'n Jack Sloan; lives down in Elk
"No, I don't know where Elk street
By goll and you live In Buffalo.
Why, I've sold butter on Elk street
market nigh onto twenty years. My
name's Johnson. Your name ain't
Jones, is it?"
Tain't Williams, or any thing of
"That's what I thought I don't
s'pose now It's Brown or any o' them
"Been far?"
"Not faa,"
Syracuse, mebbe: or Albany, ehP
"NoP gol! "Hain't been to New
"Jiminyt Pre nevea been there
though I saw a pretty slick feller from
there once. Them New Yorkers U
regular goers, ain't they? Any rela
tions there?"
Gosh! Wonder K they know my
cousin Jake. He's getting $10 a week
Jest to walk around in a store and look
slick. Your folks ever speak of Jake f"
"Jake and me bought some land out
West last year. Erer buy any?"
Don't- Jake and me lost five hun
dred dollars. It was way at the bot
tom of a river. Ever been West?"
"Chicago," -
"Jee! you hev traveled, ain't you?
Father and mother living?"
"Lire In Buffalo?"
Our folks all live togellier down to
Rochester. My father and mother have
been dead a lon time. My wife's
mother lives with us. Her name's
Martin. That ain't your name, eh?"
"I was Jest thinking you looked like
a man I know in Buffalo named Wat
ers. He ain't your brother?"
"We must be coming pretty near
Buffalo. That there lot of tracks looks
like it You don't happen to live on
Main street?"
"Then you name ain't Robinson?"
"You must have a curious kind of a
name. Sura it ain't Sanders?"
"WaL. here we be; eaa I help you
gettin' off?"
"No, thank you."
Oh, Is tliqre a door-plate on your
"Name on it?
"P'raps you wouldn't mind tellin
what the nam on the plate is?"
"Golf TeoeA Sunday Herald.
What It Coat the Colonel to 0 Hla MaU
Oat f the Poat-OOtoa.
The Colonel had left Birmingham
without being able to get within twenty
feet of the general delivery window ot
the post-office, owing to the crowd ot
colored people, and when we got over
to Anulston and found it still worse he
went out-doors and sat down on a dry
goods box and spent an hour in reflec
tion. By and by he brightened up and
made a bee line for a printing office,
and inside of another hour a boy a
golng about the street end handing out
to every colored person he met a dodger
re ailing:
"Don't miss it! Prof. Elba and his
celebrated cundurango wll arrive at
the depot at three p. m. this afternoon.
Only one ever brought to this country.
Colored people ean see it without
At two o'clock I went with the
Colonel to the post-office. There
wasn't a colored person within a block
of it and the postmaster was almost in
a doze. At two o'clock we went down
to the depot and there were seven or
eight hundred colored people waiting
around to Bee the spotted cundurango.
How much did It cost you?" I ask
ed, as he sat down on a barrel of apples
to read his letters.
"Only seventy cents," he replied,
and I got twenty-two letters which
had been trying to find me for three
weeks." Detroit Free Prut.
- . i i '-
A drunken laborer named John
Da vies, at Dowlaia, Eng.. on his way
home lay down beside the railroad
track so close to tbe rails that a train
coming along, the engine ran over and
cut off the heel of his boot When the
train stopped and backed up the man
was still asleep and was indignant at
being made to get up and go home.
A cat in P. Pearson's feed store at
Burlington, Kan., attacked its master
the other day and bit him severely In
the leg. He ran out for assistance and
brought back two men. who charged
the enraged animal, but were routed
and driven out after being badly bitten.
The cat held the premises until the
marshal came along with bis revolver
and shot it
A New York clergyman, who went
to preach In a neighboring city, aston
ished the congregation by saying: i
must take the first train home, after the
service, as I have a wife and three chil
dren there, and have never seen ona of
them." The people were greatly relieved
en learning that the "one" that the
cleryman had never seen had been born
since he left home toe day before.-
IT. T. ledger.
aw Many W.uu-a Make Hooa-Keajtas"
a Terrlbl. Harden.
A woman's Instinct of cleanliness is
so strong that she will actually squan
der time in unnecessary work. Just as
a squirrel in a cage will store up nuts
by force of his instinct of accumulation.
If some house-keepers hud double the
time at their disposal that they have
ow, yet they would manage te occupy
it with superfluous duties. But this is
going farther than any semblance of a
reason ean attempt to excuse. There Is
no sense in working like this.
A woman can be af ood house-keeper
without taking ail her time te do her
housework. If she can not let her
after all be satisfied to be an ordinarily
good one and take some of the time
from her previously self-imposed
drudgery for reading, education of
children, self-improrement and for
recreation. There hi no reason why a
long programme of work should be
laid out for every day, nor why it should
be carried th rough at alt hazard. If
each hour of the day U arranged for
soma kind of work, one boar at least
ought to be set apart for recreation,
and that hour of all others rigidly ob
served. These housekeepers whe are facing
so much superfluous work every day,
never think of doing sueh a thing as
reading a newspaper or gathering In
formation that will enable them to int
prove the quality of their work. They
do not know what Is taking place in
the world, of wh'.ch tbey are so small
a part They like to llston to other
people's tales but never think of In
forming themselves by resiling or ob
servation. The children ask her ques
tions that any one would be supposed
to be able to answer, and are nt to
somebody else for reply, or put off with
no satisfaction at alL They soon coma
to the conclusion that mother Isn't sup
posed to know any thing outside of
Tbe reader has seen the mora agree
able housewife who is not always fur
bishing up something and yet who has
a houte so clean that no sen detects
any thing unclean, the housewife who it
a companionable sort of person, at leaat
fairly well Informed regarding the
events of the day as well as ber special
daily duties, and who finds time to gel
out of that everlasting grind f work
that extingu:shea a manifestation of
those womanly and motherly instincts
that may mike, ber an adorable wife
and mother, if they are not laid asiU
for that perpetual cleaning and mult!,
plying of work that m:ike erryone
uncomfortable at home. Such a Vo use
wife is by no means a rarity, and her
opposite, the one who squanders time
In superfluous duties, ouht to culti
vate her acquaintance UuoJ House
Baaalda Ufa af th. Waaaaa Wtta Ralee the
Bpaalard. Bar Bar Bab- Soa.
If Queen Christina of Spain were
pretty, she would carry all before her;
unfortunately, she has the sort of com
plexion which English doctors term
roseate a complexion which would
ruin the effect of the most pci fectly
modeled features. It's a pity that her
hands and feet are so' long. Don't
mind my saying so, but in their arms
and the extremeties of both sets of
limbs the House of Austria shows more
than "traces" of descent from Darwin's
common simian ancestor. I dare say
it would be a vast relief' to the Qneen
Regent if she could wear glove when
she takes her public sea-bath. Fortu
nately for her. there are pockets in her
tunic. Into which she sticks her fingers,
and so hides their extreme length and
sinewy anatomy. She carries a sun
shade that nearly hides her face. She
gives it to the bather in the water,
and he slings it by the strings on his
The marine attire consists of lint
ahoee, stockings, pantalettes of the
kouave kind, with deep frills hiding
the ankles and a short tunlo. For the
promenade after the bath and her
Majesty Is frequently to be met like an
ordinary mortal walking along with a
baby Infanta clinging to each hand
she wears usually a black cashmere
skirt with horizontal bands of crape
and a easaque trimmed with crape.
Her veil is very long. She has a figuro
that lends itself well to drapery, al
though the shoulders are rather high.
Wa near that she smokes cigarettes,
having learned to do so as a girl at
Vienna.' Her cousin, the Archduchess
Matilda, who was to have been Queen
of Italy, was a confirmed smoke--, and
lost her Ufa through thrusting the
cigar behind her back, on seeing an
nnclo on the terrace under a window
at which she was smoking. She forgot
that she had on a muslin dress, which,
oomtng la contact with it at once
caught fire and biased up. This will
explain why Quaen Christina has no
objection to Ministers smoking in her
presence at Aranjucz,
The little King Is a Jolly sort of
baby. He Is the Imago of Queen Isa
liella. and enjoys being noticed and
shown to the crowd, to which he blows
kisses with a pair of little, fat handa
Ha goes through this form of salutation
with afl his heart, and his eyes Jump
out of his head with glee. St. Sebastian
a ivucxy Escape. Cousin Jack
"Going to bed so early!" Edith "Yes.
to get my 'beauty sleep, you know."
Cousin Jack (fishing) "I'm afraid my
beauty sleep didn't do me much good."
Edith "But Just think what you might
have bee n." fiorvard Lampoon.
. i a e.
Roast Quail: Draw the bird, wash
quickly, season with pepper and salt
cover the breast with a thin slice of
sa!t pork and bake full fifteen minutes.
Serve on toast with current Jelly.
Farmer and Manufacturer.
The woman who can control her
own tonguo is greater than he who
ruleth a city. Somerville Journal. That
is not saying much in tba way of great
ness if the average mayor is called the
ruler of a city. N. O. Picayune.
A bath-room should bo supplied
with fresh towels every day, and thor
oughly renovated to keep it sweet
The industry of extracting oil from
eedar boughs is growing to iarjo pro
portions iu Ualaa.
Tba EObet of latenaa Fear sa a So at ber a
Olrl la War Times.
I happened to be in New Orleans a
few years after the close of the wsr,
and at a reception one night I met a
young lady who could not hare been
more than twenty years old, but whose
hair was a pure silvery white. She
was a beautiful girl, and with this
crown of silver naturally attracted ev
ery one's attention. I learned bow she
en me to have white hair soon afterward.
She was the daughter of a wholesale
grocer In New Orleans, and during tbe
earty part of the war lired with her
parents in that city. Just before New
Orleans was occupied by General But
ler, her father, who was then an inva
lid, took his family out to a small plan
tation that he owned near Baton
Rouge. At the same time an uncle of
the girl I am talking about managed to
run the blockade, and took with him a
very large quantity of diamonds and
other valuables for he was a Jeweler.
lie reached England In safety with his
precious cargo.
The family enjoyed peace and secur
ity for some months at Baton Rouge,
until General Butler had hoisted the
stars and stripes at New Orleana One
night soon after that event a party of
bummers, or camp followers, said to be
attached to the Union army, but who,
as I believe, may just as likely hare
been thieves and cut-throats of Con
federate sympathies from tha purlieus
of New Orleans, made a descent upon
the house at Baton Rouge. It was
nearly midnight when the family wa3
aroused by loud knocking at tbe door.
The door a minute or two later was
burst In and five or six masked men
entered the house. They proceeded at
once to the room where a lamp was
burning by the bedside o? the master of
the house, who was very ill at the time.
"I should have stated." said the lady,
"that the gentleman's name was Ilythe,
if I remember rightly. One of tbe
masked men, revolver In hand, stepped
up to Mr. Hythe and said: We want
the diamonds and jewelry yon brought
away from New Orleana' Mr. Hythe
realized at once that the robbers had
mistaken him for his brother, the Jew
eler, and tried to explain that he had
no diamonds or any thing of any par
ticular value in the house. Tbey refused
to believe him. and proceeded to make
a thorough search of the house. Mr.
Hythe's two daughters had been sleep
ing in the room below their father's,
but of course, were awakened by the
noise. The experience of the tide of
war mhich had swept over them once
or twice be for enabled them to under
stand the situation at once. By good
fortune they were able to get out of
the bouse in safety and reach a neigh
Itoring eanebrake. where they hid.
Meanwhile the robbers, having discov
ered nothing but a little confederate
money, tried to Induce Mrs. Hythe,
whom they had captured, to reveal the
whereabouts of the treasure. She conld
only affirm what her husband had said.
They subjected her to horrible indigni
ties and finally set fire to the house.
She escaped from the building. The
girls in their hiding place- saw the
torches applied; saw the r father, as the
flames leaped up to the roof, come to
the window of his room and then fall
back into the fire. They dared not more,
and when the neighbors found them.
iiours later, the hair of the younger
giru then about fifteen years old. had
turned as white sJmost as hei
cheeks, bloodless with fright. Her
hair had been black as night before.
ntlaburgh Dispatch.
CoadlUoas rader Wate Teat-Drink lag la
PoettlTalr Harmful. -
There is no doubt that one of the
essential elements of tea. as well as
of coffee, is a violent poison; but we
ean not hence argue that all tea-drinkers
are slowly poisoning themselves,
for the action of an elementary sub
stance is modified by its combinations.
Still, tea-drinking is harmful under
certain conditions.
Dr. William N. Bullard. of Boston,
read an article on the subject at a lata
meeting of the Massachusetts Medical
Society, which the society recommend
ed for publication. A year and a half
ago the author published a paper, giv
ing the results of somewhat extended
investigations on the subject These
were that tbe poison Is not readily elim
inated, but accumulates in the system;
that its prominent effect is on the young
and those who are in a depressed physi
cal condition; that the average amount
of Oolong and Souchong teas (medium
grades) needed to produce injurious
symptoms is a little less than five cups
a day. and that the most common
symptoms are loss of appetite, dyspep
sia, palpitation, headache," vomiting
and nausea, combined with various
forms of functional nervous affections,
hysterical and neuralgia
These lesults have been confirmed
by further investigations mostly
among women who are accustomed to
drink a considerable amount of tea
daily, without taking adequate food,
and when in an exhausted condition.
The rigorous and well-nourished and
those actively engaged In the open air
are not often similarly affected.
The nervous disturbance, due to
chronic tea-poisoning, is of a peculiar
character. Says Dr. Bullard: "The
normal condition of the nervous sys
tem is disturbed and replaced by a con
dition of hyper-excitability, or of a less
stable equilibrium. This is shown by
their want of calmness, their general
restlessness and irritability, and the
desire to be constantlv moving, while.
at the same time, there is a subjective
sensation of a loss of self-control, and
of inability to act slowly. Such per
sons are subject to exaggerated efforts
from ordinary Impressions: they are
startled, jump at unexpected noises or
sensations, or, in other wort is, react
too freely to slight external Influences.
1 outh $ (Trtmvanion.
ine bierra xaetaUa range might be
called a continuation of the Cascade
Mountains; but those are of volcanic
origin, and the Sierra Nevadas are
granite, though traces of voloanie ac
tion are often found on the flanks and
base. It commences at Mount Shasta,
14,400 feet high, andruusin a southerly
direction to Tejoa Pass, where It Joins
the Coast range not far from Uoant
Whitney, the highest mountain in the
United States south of Alaska. There
are'but few passes over these mountains,
and the Pacific slope Is very steep, the
Central Pacific road descending 6,300
feet In eighty miles , lu$tH) Cpwwu.
A Shea Wher. New Turk Krldea Caa Dim
pas of t'nv.leom, Otrta.
Here are thirteen lamps, seven clocks
and six salad bowls. O, dear! What
ever are we do with all the-e things?
Why could not they have arraiged and
given us each something different and
something we needed?"
The speaker was a young wife, and
she was unpacking her wedding pres
ents. Eighty -six presents had been
sent to this couple. Of this eighty-six
there were thirteen lamps seven clocks, 1
six salad bowls, five water pitchers,
four silver tea services, ninese:s of:
carvers, and many other articles, of
which there were in a number of cases
more than two of a kind. "At any
rate," continued the bride. "We shall
never have to buy lamps, clacks, carv-'
era or a dozen other articles all our
lives, even if we live to be a hundred
years olL"
Had the bride known a much as
some observant persons know, she
could have found an easy way out tf
the dilemma. A New York jeweler and
silversmith advertises that he, will ex
change or buy duplicate wedding gifts.
A reporter visited the establishment
and there saw in a short space of time
more brides than he had ever dreamed
of. Some of them brought with them
articles fhey wished to exchange, and i
some wished a clerk to be sent to their
home. The proprietor examined the
articles, appraised them, and then
showed what he would give in ex- j
Tbe silversmith said that there were
many. He said that he often bad odd ;
incidents in his business aud one of the
oddest happened not long ago. " "I re
ceived a letter from a prominent law
yer to call at his office at a certain time
on business. The lawyer received me,
aud then having shown me a trunk full
of silver asked me to buy it I asked
him first where it came from and he
said: We have just procured a divorce
for a lady from her husband. She is
unable to pay our bill and has sent i
down all her wedding gifts to 'be sold.
These are the gifts.' Rather strange is
it not that a woman should sell her bri
dal gifts in order to get money to pay
the expenses incurred in getting a di
vorce? V
"Some time ao two ladies came to
buy wedding gifu. After a great deal
of thinking they decided that each
should buy a silver i ilad bowl one to
be placed at each end of the ' table.
They thought that no one else would
give a salad bowL Tbey were wrong;
the bride received nine, and some of
them were brought to me to be ex
changed." How do you appraise the value of
the articles brought you?"
"U they are solid silver by weight.
If silver plate by the manufacturer, de
sign and kind of article. Old English
silver is the most valuable."
"What articles do you find the most
-Salad bowls, clocks, tea services,
cake baskets and silver forks and
spoons. We exchange a number of
these every day. Persons in making
bridal gifts now usually say if they are
duplicated thev may be exchanged."
A". Y. Mail and Erpre.
Tha riot of a Chinas Faro a Played
a aa Oriental Stare.
The hern, a sea captain, comes in and
seats himself at a table to write; but he
is heavy with sleep, his head soon
droops, and he falls into a peaceful
slumber. But scarcely has his nap be
gun when he is disturbed by the hasty
entrance of a breathlesss fellow who
begins, with an ah- of great confidence,
to pant out a long tale of not the
slightest importance. The captain lis
tens for a time with wide open eyes,
but when he finds that the story has
settled down into an uninterrupted
sing-song which shows no prospects of
reaching an early conclusion he tries to
break the thread of the narrative. AH
In vain, for the tedious fellow represser
his interruptions with a deprecatory
ware of the hand, and goes on' his
monotonous way with head thrown
back and eyes half closed in an ecstasy
of delight at having secured a listener.
After a time the captain, submitting to
the inevitable, adopts the wisest course
in the circumstances, and dozes off tc
sleep again. The bore is so satisfied
with himself and so engrossed iu his
tales that he never notices this, and
still goes on, seesaw, sinsr-sons.
with never a stop till the audience, or,
at least one of them, grows as weary
as the captain. But a mysterious
avenger is at hand. A limping ghost
of horrible appearance, who remembers
his own sufferings on earth, hops in
unseen to befriend the captain. He
squats silently behind tho chair of the
story-teller, holding the club he carries
in readiness to strike, while that worthy
is still quite unconsciously j.ibbering
his interminable nonsense. Once the
club is raised threateningly over him,
and twice, and yet he goes on; then a
thundering stroke descends on his
shoulders, which stops his voice so sud
denly that it leavea him with open
mouth in the middle of a word. In
comical terror he gazes about in vain
attempts to find out whence the blow
came, then, in amazement seizes the
sleeper and rouses him to tell of this
terrible new affair. But the captain
listens with haxy inattention, evidently
thinking it some more of tbe same tale,
and dozes off again inimcdia'ely. The
bore, abandoned now to the tender
mercies of the specter, runs hither and
thither in horror, adopting first one
plan and then another to discover or
avoid his invisible assail int; but the
ghost crawls after him wherever he
goes, now clubbing, now clutching him,
until at last the poor wretch makes his
escape half dead with fright and the
captain is left to sleep in peace, while
the ghost curls up by his side like a
faithful dose whose labors are done.
Macmillan't Magazine.
as Drier, ana stone are bow large
ly used in Japan for building purposes.
tbe government of that country de
sires to take such measures a will be
most likely to prevent their destruc
tion by earthquakes, and to this end
the Japanese Minister of Education
has requested recommendations from
various scientific bodies as to the best
type of edifice to resist the shocks re
sulting from subterranean disturb
ance. In former times ' wood only
was used as a material for the eon
s', ruction of houses in Japan. iV, Y.
A Oafaet of Vision Which Is Said to B
Largely UoredJIary.
The defect of vision known as color
blindness is a very carious one. It
consists of either iota! or partial lack
of ability to distinguish color, while
the sight may be faultless in every
other respect Wboq total, the sensa
tion of color is absolutely wanting,
and the individual sees only different
shades of white and black. These
cases, however. , are. extremely rare.
More common is partial color-blindness,
where the sensation is defective
in relation to certain colors, but not
to alL This is of three kind red-
blindness. green-blindness and vfolet
blindness. Ca-tes of the last variety
aro so seldom met wi'.h that the term
color-blindness, as commonly nsed. '
has reference to either red-blindness
or ereen-blindness.
P rons hj are red-blind see all
red obj -cts as a shade of gray, and the
same is true of the green blind as to
green. A mixture of white and black
in proper prop .rtions will give to the
color-blind the same sensation as the
different shades of red sod green. It
Is somewhat singular that wiiile there
Is no reason to doubt that color-blind
ness is as old as man, it wa not dis
tinctly recognized and accurately de
scribed until a little more than a hun
dred years ago.
The first case on record is that of a
shoemaker named Harris, who lived in
May port, England It is said that his
t.rst suspicion of any peculiarity of
vision on his part aroe whan he was
about four years old. Having by acci
dent found a child's stocking in the
street he carried it to a house near by
to inquire for the owner. He noticed
that other people called it a red stock
ing, but eulJ not understand hy
they did so. as it seemed to him com
pletely described by, calling it a
stocking. He observed, also, that
while the children with whom
he played could distinguish
ihe cherries on a tree by some pre
tended difference of color, he could
only tell them from the leaves by their
difference in sizo and shape. II ) found.
too. that by means of this difference in
odor, or in some way which he could
not . understand, they could see the
cherries at a greater distance than he
could, thongh in cases where their
sight was not assisted by the color.
he could see objects at as great a dis
tance as any of them. ' i
This case was described In 1777."
Seventeen years later the celebrated
cngiiBU caeiiiisi, u.uion, uescriuea nis
own case bo accurately And minutely
that col or-blindness in general, and
especially the form of it with wh'ch he
was afflicted namely, red blindness
has since been known as Daltonism.
He says that he was never convinced
of any peculiarity of his vision until he
accidentally observed the color of .the
flower geranium zonale by candlelight
The flower was pink, but appeared to
him almost an exact sky-blue by day..
By the light of the candle, however, it
seemed to him not to have any blue in
it being what be called red a color
which frms a siiiking contrast to
bine. His friends, to whom ha re
ferred the matter, agreed that the
color was not materially different from
what it was by daylight except his
brother, who was subject to Ihe same
defect as himself. Two years after
ward he began to investigate the snb
j ct of colors, or color-blind less. Ha
found that he conld distinguish but
two, or at most three, colors in tha
rainbow. These were yellow and
blue, or yellow, blue and purple. His
yellow included tne green, yellow,
orange and red of others. This was
the same Dr. Dal ton who afterwards,
though a Qnaker and conscientiously
opposed to wearing bright colors, when
ka VfAil VwalwAjf t Vl A ut.ilal MP w n
C I" L 1 . T, I -
of a doctor of laws for presenta
tion at court not only donned it with
out objection, but also wore it for sev
eral days upon the street in happy
unconsciousness of the effect which he
Col r-blindness is largely hereditary,
and affects males much more frequent
ly than females. It exis s from birth,
aad there is no means known by which
it can be remedied. A temporary
condition of color-blinduess is occa
sionally met with, due to disease ot
injury, which passes away with the
condition which produced it The
existence of color-blindness in persons
occupying respoasible positions iu the
railroad and marine services is a
source of great danger to the travel
ing public, and in most countries ex
aminations ate provided by law, f r
the purpose of testing the color-perception
of all applicants for these
positions. Golden Days.
Personal Work.
The duty of organ iza Ion is often
pressed on us, and not -too often, for
it is to be accomplished. . Bat in per
forming it we should not forget the
o'her duty that of personal effort
put forth singly, without the joining
of any hand, without even tha notice
of any other eye. It is easy, when
societies, etc.. are in fashion, to trust
all to them and to loose our religious
identity in the maB'.hat makes up the
fraternities. Bjt it is at a sacrifice of
culture and growth that we do this;
besides, every causa needs individual
helpers and can only prosper properly
when they are secured ro it. United
Presbyterian. .
All the corkwood of commerce comes
from the Spanish peninsula, where the
trees abound not only in cultivated
forests, but also grow wild on the
mountains. The tree is like the Ameri
can oak, with leaves similar to the oak
and acorns. It takes ten years for the
bark to become a proper thickness to
be manufactured into bottle stoppers,
life preservers and seine corks. When
stripped from the trees it is to be boiled
for two hours, cured in the sun for a
week and pressed into flat pieces for
baling and shipping. The denuded
trunk, like a hen robbed of her eggs,
doea not sulk and quit the business,
but throws out a fresh covering for a
fresh spoliation. One tree has been
known to yield half a ton of corkwood.
One pound of cork ean be manufact
ured into one hundred and forty-fout
champagne corks. Hie baled cork is
sold to cork manufacturing centers.
Point. OH and Drug Eeview.