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LEBANON, OHEGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1888.
LRBANDN tOIWE, NO. U, A F A. M : Meets
at their new hall In Mesonte Block, ot Saturday
erentus, oa or before the full moon-
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LEBANON l-OPO., NO. , I. O. O. T.: MrrU Set
urdit itu1i( of ejh work. at Odd Velio e Hall,
Main street; tteiUoi brethren eotdinllr tarlted to
attend. J. J. UHAKLTON, H. U.
ONOR LOTXlE NO. SB, A. O. TT. W, l,.bom.
One-oa: MmU Mere ret end third Thurtdej een
lug. la the month. JT. H. ROtiUOK. M. W.
DR. A. H. PETERSON,
Filling and Extracting Teeth a Specialty.
Once In V. 0. Peterson" jewelry store.
AVAU work warranted. Charges reatonabl e
C. H. HARMON,
BARBER & HAIRDRESSER,
Soaring, Heir Cottlnt. and Shampooing la the
tW- Petrouwe respeotfaUr eollrited.
Gt. Charles Hotel,
N. W. Comer Main and Sherman Btreeta, two Btoeks
Kaetof R R. Depot.
H. E. PARRISH, Proprietor.
Tables Supplied with the Beat the Market
Sample Rooms and the Beat Aeeommodatfona tot
GENERAL STAGE OFFICE.-
I. F. CONN,
risat a Bpeeiaeattena Famished,
a Hkert Settee.
ALL UNBS CF CARPENTER WOEI DONE
And Satisfaction Guaranteed.
JSTPRICES VERY REASONABLE."!
Albany and banes. Or.
Groceries and Provisions,
TOBACCO & CIGARS,
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
((aeensware an CiIaHware,
Lamps Mi Lamp Fixtures.
Mala Bt. Lefeanen, Ores;.
Fresh and Salted Beef and
Eiem ani Lit. always on ML
MAin Street, Lebanon, Or.
L. Cwib, J, V. Riuit K, J. W. Cusick.
BANK OF LEBANON
Transacts a General Banking
Acooonfi Kept Subject to Check.
EXCHANGE SOLD OS
to Tort, Sail Francisco, Portlani ani
ilecttonsVeAd on Favor
Australia now furnishes oranges
for the English market.
Peppermint, . from which an oil of
great commercial value is manufac
tured, grows wild and luxuriantly in
many places in this country. The
pure oil sells at $4 per pound whole
sale, in 8an Francisco, and the demand
in the United Btates is large.
An Esquimau woman, who has lived
in this country long enough to learn
the language, -b Ays her people never
wash r bathe, have no rulers, no form
of government, and every one does
exactly as he pleases, and all are con
tented with their lot, not knowing
There are but three silver dollars of
the coinage of 1804 in existence. Two
of these are accounted for ; the third
is somewhere in circulation about the
country. The value of this missing
dollar of 1804, as quoted by the last
numismatic circulars, is 800. " It is
natural then, that this coin should be
Somehow the impression has got
abroad that a Territory must have a
certain population to qualify it for ad
mission, There is no law and no cus
tom aboat it The admision of a new
State is a matter of legislative dis
cretion. The State of Illinois was
admitted when she had less than
40,000 people. Dakota has over
The government owned the first
telegraph line ever constructed. In
1843 Congress appropriated f 30,000 to
assist Prof. Morse in perfecting his
system. The first line was paid for
from the appropriation, and was under
the charge of the Postmaster General,
and for three years was operated by
the Government in connection with
the postal system.
There are two brother naaied Mer-
rimon who have judicial positions in
North Carolina, one upon the superior
and the other upon the supreme bench.
The latter has recently overruled the
decision of the former upon an im
portant case, and the superior court
brother is "getting even" with the
other by newspaper criticisms and at
tacks, which have caused not a little
Rev. W. 8. Pkndlove, a missionary,
has reached Winnipeg from north of
the Mackenzie river, where he has
been for nine years. His journey down
took nearly three months from Peace
river. He heard of cases where In
dians had died of starvation, and had
then been eaten by their comrades.
Deer have been very scarce for the
past two years. There is much feeling
because the government at Ottawa has
taken no notice of the destitution of
these Indians, though repeatedly
brought to its attention.
The Grocer and Country Merchant of
San Francisco estimates tho wheat
crop of California for 1887 at about
900,000 short tons, and that of Oregon
and Washington over 400,000 tons,
making the yield of the coast about
26,000,000 centals, or 43,300,000 bush
els, about 2,000,000 centals below the
aggregate for 18S6. The falling off
was all in California, as Oregon and
Washington increased their yield in
1887 over the previous year. There
will be a coast surplus for export of
The Osage Indians are about the
only example now left in the United
States of a real aristocracy. They do
not depend upon Government rations,
as do the Cheyennes and others, but
have enough, as their own undisputed
property, to make them the wealthiest
community in the country. Besides
the land of the reservation, which be
longs to them by a title hard to assail,
they have about $7,000,000 bearing 5
per cent, interest in the hands of the
Government. They are paid about
$250,000 a year in cash. The entire
tribe numbers only 1,600, so that they
are actually the richest body of people
in the country.
A most important experiment has
been made looking to the acclimatiz
ation of the shad in the rivers which
are in connection with the hydro
graphic basin of the Great Salt Lake.
It is believed by Colonel McDonald
and the Fish Commission that all the
conditions for the reproduction of
shad are here naturally found. The
late Commissioner, Professor Baird,
had determined to test by exhaustive
experiment the capabilities of these
waters. Accordingly 1,000,000 shad
fry were sent to Utah and the young
fish deposited in the Jordan river,
This first attempt will be followed in
1888 and 1889. The valueof these
fish in Utah Territory can hardly be
a tree mat was ctrtTiovj-n Ih the
Little Sbookum Valley, near Whatcom,
W. T.. Yielded S5.000 feet of lumber.
which, at $7.50 per thousand, makes
the tree worth $262. The Whatcom
Reveille says that the timber lands in
the county will average ten such trees
co an acre ...
-r.vprv man taKes rare til at his
neighbor shall not cheat him. Bnt a
day comes when he begins to care that
he does not cheat his nei:rhbor.e Then
all goes well. He has changed his
market cart into a chariot of the sun.
Ab Epitome of the Principal Events Not
Attracting Pallic Interest
Town Wracked by a Cyclone. '
Mr. Vernon, 111. -The cyclone that
visited this city destroyed nearly three
hundred residences and places of bust
ness, and unhoused from 1,200 to 1,600
persons. In the fall of walls many
people were buried under the debris,
and thirty-flve were killed, while twice
as many more were injured, eight or
ten so seriously that their lives are
despaired of. Preceding the destruct
ive wind was a heavy fall of rain for
half an hour, which drove all the in
habitants to shelter. This was followed
by a slight hailstorm accompanied
with lightning, and then the furious
cloud, which formed into a funuel
shaped cyclone, struck the southwest
portion of the city, unroofing every
thing in its path. Taking a diagonal
course through the business part of
the city, it unroofed and dismantled
the superior court building and crushed
the Methodist and Baptist churches
into worthless masses. At one point
the destructive element jumped up
ward and missed Beveral stores and
residences, but it soon pounced down
again, tearing down heavy brick build
ing,, wrenching and tearing frame
structures out of all semblance, and
making a useless mass out of solid
banks. The massive court house that
oceupied the publio square was literally
torn to pieces. 1 hit was the extreme
point to the north which the storm
reached. Fifty yards south the storm
seemed to be at its height , On the
corner of Washington street and the
public square, Crow's block, a three
story brick building, was demolished
and, then taking fire, consumed. The
owner, being caught in the falling
walls, was cremated. Across the street
was a row of two-story frame buildings
with an occasional brick. The brick
buildings were caved in and the frame
buildings crushed out of shape against
each other. Near the corner to the
south were a lot of frame structures
which served as dwellings and ware
houses. They were blown down and
then burned up entirely. The storm
was over in three minutes, and the
people who were unharmed gave as
sistance to the uetdy. The tire com
pany, aided by citizens who had
organized into squads, began work
putting out the fire and removing the
unfortunates. The mayor called for
assistance from neighboring towns,
which was promptly Kiven. Y hat was
left of the supreme court building was
turned into a morgue.
The storm does not apiiear to have
done any damage outside of Mount
Vernon. Had the storm occurred an
hour earlier, the loss of life would have
been frightful, as the churches which
were deiitroyed were crowded at that
Gov. Oglesby has issued a procla
mation calling for money and supplies
for the sufferers.
Five men were killed by the fall f
a bridge over a quarry near Carnarvon,
Advices from Shanghai state that a
terrific earthquake has occurred in the
province of Yunnan. Two thousand
lives are reported to have been lott.
The National Democratic Conven
tion will be held at St. Louis, June 5.
San Francisco came withm five' votes
of being selected as the place for hold
ing the convention.
The Treasurer's office at Carthage.
Texas, was robbed, and County Treas
urer itill killed. 1 he crime was not
discovered until late the following day.
l ne robbers secured f 6,UUU.
The boiler in the shingle mill of B.
Beties, at West Melville, Li., exploded,
killing C. Hills, John Stephcnt-on and
Seymour Banks, and more or less seri
ously wounding thirteen others.
At Dahoma, Miss., the 14 year-old
son of Jake Fulton interfered with his
father to prevent him from whipping
bis mother. This so infuriated Fulton
that he seized a musket and shot the
A Bastrop, La., special says : The
explosion of a boiler on Mrs. G. N.
Harps plantation killed two white
men named Keems and John ton, and
two colored men whose names are not
given. Four other men were so badly
scalded that they are not expected to
At Burlington, Iowa, Adam Wirt,
a farmer over 60 years old, set fire to
Ins son's house, in which the latter s
two small children were at the time.
The place was soon a pile of ashes.
The old man, who was evidently crazy,
then went to the barn and hanged
Freeh ejectments from Oklahama
have taken place at the hands of a
cempany of colored troops who are
said to have bandied the settlers in
anything but a gentle manner. The
prisoners were taken to Fort Reno,
and there in most part they were
turned loose, though some were held
for trial at the next term of the crim
A dispatch from Nogales, A. T., says
Mexican troops under Capt. Encisco
had another hot fiflit with rebellious
Yi qui Indians, at the village of B.ita
chi, in the wilds of the Bucaled moun
tains. The Indians were well fortified
in a strong position, where they re
sisted the attack of the soldiers with
commendable bravery. The battle
lasted from 2 in the afternoon till dark.
The next morning the military re
newed the attack on the fortifications,
but found that the Indians had left
during the night, carrying off their
wounded and a dead leader's body.
Ten dead Indians were found in the
pits. The military forces lost two
killed and a large number wounded.
"Tonr husband is something of an
antiquary, isn't he?" asked a caller of
Mrs. Snnggs. "No, I don't think he
is," was the reply. "I don't think he
can tell one kind of an ant from' an
other." Pittsburgh Chronicle - Tele
graph. A solution of bromine has proved
unexpectedly useful as a deodorizing
agent in street excavations, Irom whicn
noxious smell emanates. Whether it
is a true disinfectant, or merely a
means of suppressing unpleasant odors,
is a question aa to which sanitary
Everything of General Interest in a
Cattle and sheep have wintered well
says a Grant county paper.
There are 377 scholars enrolled in
the Pendk ton publio school.
There are fifteen inmates at the
Slate School for the Blind at Balem.
A sheep man near Saddlebutte lost
forty sheep from eating wild parsnips.
Lebanon has a fire department with
a membership of forty, and which lias
$100 in its treasury.
Company K, O. N. G., held an elec
tion at Bandon, and elected Charles
A Portland father punishes his sons
by having them locked up in the dark
cell of the city jail.
Judge Ramsey has tendered his res
ignation aa Mayor of Salem, and re
moved to Pendleton.
The State Sunday School Conven
tion for Oregon will be held at Albany
on the 22d, 23d and 24th of May.
Umatilla county will erect a new
court house on the ground known as
the College block, at Pendleton, to cost
A snow-elide on the middle fork of
John Day fairly choked up tho river,
and almost drowned John It. Short
and his family.
Patterson's drug store, at Independ
ence, was entered and robbed of $800
worth of watches, jewelry, etc. There
is no clue to the burglars.
The annual show of stallions for
Marion, Polk, Linn, Yamhill and other
counties will take place in Salem on
Saturday, March 31.
There are now 239 prisoners, includ
ing two women, in the State Peniten
tiary. This is the smallest number
imprisoned there for some time pasL
Joe. Fryer, a merchant of North
Yamhill, committed suicide at that
place by cutting his throat. Deceased
was 54 years of age, and leaves a wife
and several children.
Young Van Wagner and Lawson.
charged with larceny of blankets at
alem, pleaded guilty in the circuit
court, and were sentenced to one year
each in the penitentiary.
At the annual meeting of the O A It
in Albany, the report of the commander
showed that the department of Oregon
was in a prosperous condition, with
forty-two posts and a membership of
The Oregon Gold- Mining Company
at Cornucopia have shut d.jwu their
mill for the present, owing to the
trouble of getting tunnel timber for
use in the mine while the deep snow
A sheepherder (name unknown) and
his horse were drowut-d in Bridge
creek, near Jay Bird, in trying to ford
the ttream during the recent high
water. The man was herding for Joe
Austin. His body has not been found.
A 21,000 edition of a pamphlet of
about 110 pages, on the resources of
Oregon, prepared by order of the State
Board of Agriculture by its Secretary,
Hon. J. T. Gregg, is now being printed
at Salem by Slate Printer F. U. Baker.
The brass-mounted howitzer used by
Lieutenant Phil. Sherda-i in the cam
paign against the Indians in 1855,
near The Dalles, has again changed
hands, being presented by the ex
members of City Killea, Co. E, O.S.M.,
to Co. G, of Portland.
Two young men of Ctnyonville,
named Paitk-y and Edwaid Ileal man,
got into a quarrel over some trivial
matter, when Bealman drew a large
pocket-knife and stabbed Parsley un
der the right shoulder blade, peuetrat
ing through the cavity of the chest,
making a serious if not fatal wound.
In an attempt to cross a band of
sheep over a ditch of water in the
Cherry creek country, Messrs. Brose
A. Sturgcs lost 102 head. Mr. Bros
himself had charge of the band at the
time, and by the most etrenurus efforts
he saved many others from drowning.
The Jacksonville papers are agitating
the branch railroad question again. It
is now proposed to build a street car
line to the O. & C, and in order to do
thir it has been decided to tax property
holders enough to start the road. The
tax will be voted upon at the coming
The Willamette Valley Hop Grow
ers' Association has been organized at
Salem, with Hon. F. X. Mathieu as
president. Resolutions were passed
declaring that a tariff of at least 25
cents per pound should be placed on
imported hops. Another meeting will
be held March 30, to which all valley
hop raisers are invited.
About twenty-five men are now em
ployed on the jetty at the mouth of
the Columbia, and by the middle of
March it is the intention to have a
larger force at work. Brush mattresses
are now being dumped in the jetty.
The whole length of piling prepared
for the mattresses and stone is about
half a mile.
The Republican State Convention
will be held in Portland, April 4. The
basis of apportionment agreed upon
was one delegate for every 150 votes
cast for Congressman Hermann in
1SS6, with one for a fraction over half
thereof, and one at large for each
county. There having been 25,906
votes cast for Hermann, the convention
will comprise 209 delegates.
Steamboat Inspectors McDermott
and Ferguson have rendered their de
cision in the case of the Gleaner, which
was upset owing to the shifting oi her
cargo, near Tongue point on the lower
Columbia, January 23th. They hold
that the Captain, Peter Jordan, should
not have started on a trip during eu h
perilous weather. Captain Jordan's
license has been suspended for six
When piety begins to droop it
should immediately 'undergo treat
ment. There is no time to he lost.
The wilting indicates trouble at the
root, perhaps; at any rate, trouble some
place, and the wise thing to do, and
the nece isary thing, is to have it re
moved. JJniltd. FrethuteriarL.
. Omaha Wife What under the
sun are' you doingP" Husband Try
ing to tie this string around my finger."
"Why. I did not ask you to do any er
rand." "Ao, this string is to remind
me that I have nothing to remember
to-day. Omaha World. -
WEALTHY INDIANS. "
A Tribe That Haa Haven Million Dollars
Hearing Mood Intermit.
A visitor to the Osage Reservation,
Indian Territory, If he has a mind to
study the human rare under varying
conditions, finds much of interest. He
Is Inter prlnios among the aristocrats.
The Osage Indians ate about the only
example now left In the United States
of a real aristocracy. They do not
depend upon Government rations, as
do the Cheyennes and others, at all.
but have enough of their own undis
puted property to make them the
wealthiest community la the country.
Besides the land of the reservation,
which belongs to them by a title hard
to aasall, they have about $7,000,000
bearing fire per cenL Interest in the
hands of the Government. They are
paid alnlut $250,000 a year In cash.
The entire tille numbers only 1,600,
so that tliey are actually the rlcheat
body of people we have.
The Gauges have all the attributes of
an aristocracy. They owu the land,
do absolutely no work, have plenty of
money, know nothing of barter and
sale, and therefore not much of the
meanness which characterizes all com
mercial classes. They envy nobody,
and are satislied with themselves and
their customs. With the virtues of
aristocracy they have Its vices. With
generosity they have shiftlcssness and
laziness in perfection. Though mag
nltlcent pastures lie before them for
miles, few of them take the trouble to
own cattle, the majority preferring to
buy beef cattle already slaughtered
and cat up from the traders. They
are not even hunters and fishers. Their
lives aru spent In lyn around under
tents and shanties, eating to repletion
and tilling their blood with Impurities
which they do not take exercise enough
to get rid of. Bad lial.iU have brought
on bronchial and scrofulous diseases,
which are helping to still further re
duce their number. They have no
faith iu white physicians, and their
own meiMcine-men have as much influ
ence as one hundred years ago.
' Each member of the tribe. Including
women and children, receives about
one hundred dollars a year. The
more wives and children an Osage has,
therefore, the richer he is, In spite of
this encouragement the tribe Is de
creasing. A white physician at the
agency estimates th.tt the rate of de
crease lf not less than two per cent a
year among the full bloods. The half
bloods are increasing. It can be at
nnce reckoned that in another half cen
tury the full-blood will have gone,
ami the splendid inheritance will be In
the possession of white men and their
children, even if no new policy ii
adopted by the Government to hasten
The full-bloods are nearly all honest
and manly in their way. They have an
idea that every thing on the reservation
N-longs to them, and they go behind the
counters and among the goods or the
pxat-traders as, freely as though they
were proprietors. Up to a certain point
they understand business debit and
credit but not much beyond the sim
plest forms. As might be expected,
they are chronically in debt They
want to buy every thing they see, and
think little of prices, and give away as
readily as they buy. Other tribes not
so well provided with worldly goods
are fond of visiting the Osages, and on
these occasions the custom of 'smok
ing" presents works to the disadvan
tage of the wealthier. Several hundred
ponies and large amounts of various
property have thus been given to the
Kaws and other poorer tribes within a
Can the Osages be civllizedf Of
-ourse they can. They are not civil
ized, to be sure. They speak little
English, and wear the blanket and
breech-clout; they allow their women
o die by scores and comieI them to do
ill the work; they are too lazy to raise
cattle when pasture and feed cost
neither money nor work; they keep up
the dances and paints, and cut their
hair in helmet fashon. All these things
they do, but they could be easily taught
to adopt the customs of civilization.
Five years of education scientifically
applied would make them equal to the
Cherokecs in civilization and superior
to them In force of character. Kansas
A VUArVtM rUntNAU
A Sad Ceremony Condor test In Solemn
and l:evcrontlal Mnnnor.
. The spring wagon which served for a
hearse in this remote region was fol
lowed by a long lino of carriages, farm
wagons and men and boys riding on
horseback. For miles around the peo
ple had come to pay the last sad
tribute of respect to this aged Friend,
whose four-score years had been so
full of good works that sorrow was
universal. Child, grandchildren and
great-gran'o'iildren all were here.
The procession stopped before the little
meeting house. The casket was taken
within. All being seated, the Friends
remained with bowed hoads awaiting
the direction of the spirit as to how this
funeral service should be conducted.
Many minutes of silence followed.
Then a middle-aged man with a noble
countenance arose, and clasping his
hands above his cane, he offered up a
most beautiful prayer, commending
the life of the departed one as a grand
example for the youthful to imitate,
reciting how through many severe
trials she had always preserved a spirit
of calm resignation, believing that
"Ho doeth all things welL" WheD
later I gazed upon the placid face,
where time or trouble had left scarcely
a wrinkle, and saw there sweet con
tent and perfect peace written in char
acters all might read, I knew he had
spoken most truly.
The prayer concluded, another pe
riod of silent waiting ensued, when the
only daughter arose, and, with face
turned Heavenward, in trembling tones
she said: "Into Thy hands, oh Father,
we commend her spirit" It was a
touching sight, all the more impres
sive because it was so different from
the -established forms which govern
such occasions in other churches.
Now the people looked upon the face
of their friend and neighbor for the last
time, then followed her mortal remains
to the cemetery, a few rods distant
from the meeting-house, and left her
there to sleep beneath the grand old
forest trees. Slla T. Qreen. " " "
Valuahl Sugroetlona oa a Matter Thai
I'oxxle. Many If oueekeepere.
Every housekeeper has her ow n way
of doing her housework, and the
cleaning of sliver is no exception to
the rule. Some part of a day every
week or every two weeks is set aside
for this work, and no matter what may
hnppeu this is seldom neglected. All
that in every-day use, aud usually
that which Is ued very little only on
certain occasions. Is taken oi:t and
given a thorough cleaning. If proper
attention were given to the every-day
care of silver, there wou'd le no ne
cessity of scouring it every wie't or
even every two weeks. It does not im
prove silver in the end to e'ean it too
often. If it is solid metal and you
should like to pass it off as a family
hlerloom, by all means scour it as often
as you can and wash it in soap suds,
and in a short while, if It Is of an
tique pattern, any one will readily be
lluve that it belong -d to your great
gram! mother, and excuse its appear
ance by remarking: "They, used a
great deal of pewter In those days."
If it is plated, w hich is generally the
kind most In n e nowadays, the plate
will wi ar off s ton enough without any
help from you In scouring.
Do not use the same towels you wipe
your dUhes with for the silver. The
coarse crath, though very nice for
crockery, is not fit for silver or glass
ware. The checkered toweling which
comes especially for this work, and
can be bought at any dry-goods store,"
Is just the thing, and a half-dozen of
these towels, at least, should be In
every house. After each meal gather
all the silver together, have ready a
pan or. hot water, in which put a little
borax or a few drops of amni aula; into
this put all the small silver and let it
stand until you have all the things
cleared away and are ready to wash
the dishes. W bile . going back and
forth give the pan a shaking, now and
then, so as to separate the silver and
allow the water to get to every part of
it By the time the table is cleared the
water will be cool enough to allow the
removal of the slver without barboiling
the hands. Take out of the water and
wipe it thoroughly dry. In the case of
egg. acid fruit or vinegar stains it may
bs necessary to give stsined articles a
flight rubbing, but unless the stains
are very deep the bo ax or
ammonia will do the work
of scouring and no rubbing
is required. Silver treated in thU
way will not need to be cleaned more
than once a month, and that it shall be
cleaned as often as this will be at the
option of the housekeeper. I have
known silver that had been cared lor
!is above to go for one year without a
.horouh cleaning, and then look
brighter aud nicer than that which had
leeu cleaned every two weeks. When
lilver ice-water services and tea-seta
are in constant ue, each piece should
ie thoroughly washed once a week in
hot borax or ammonia water, which
will keep them brighter and nicer
than frequent scourings would ever do.
To be sure, the cream pitcher will have
to have a dally washing the same as
the small silver. When there Is no
ammonia or borax at hand use clear
hot water. Never on any account use
toap in the water uuless you want
your silver to lose its luster and look
like pewter. In using the ammonia
-a hAlf-tcanpoonful to a large pan of
water Is plenty for a large quantity of
tiher, and usually a quarter of a le i
spoonful is sufficient It is with
ammonia as with many otl.er things, a
little of it di e4 a gieat deal of good,
but a gieat deal of it may do more
harm than good.
lor the general cleaning use
ammonia and whiting. This e,-n be
bought aheady mixed, or may be pie-
pared at home by mixing in a dish
ammonia and whiting to tl.o consist
ency of cream. Make only a little at
a time, as it dries very quickly. Have
a large and a small piece of flannel, a
piece of chamois and two tooth-brush
es. t itu the small p;e e oi llannel ap
ply the mixture to the articles to be
cle.f 1. rubbing but very slightly, as
the mixture does the work with only
-light assistance. Ut-e one toothbrush
for applying the mixture between the
prongs of the forks and into all rough
and chaed work, and the other brush
to remove it when dry. As each ar
ticle Is cleaned lay it aside without
wiping until all are done. Commence
with the first article cleaned and wipe
thoioughly with the largo piece of flan
nel, using tho dry toothbrush for all
chased work and crevices. When all
we wiped well go over them again
with the piece of chamois for a final
Silver not in 'general use can be
cleaned in this way, wrapped
tightly in flannel, or, that lacking,
newspapers will do, packed away in a
dry place, and when wanted tal en out
as bright and clean as on tl e day it
was put away. Boston Budget.
No Cause for Complaint
"How are times. Uncle Jerry?" he
asked an old colored whitewasher on
the market yesterday.
"Very fa'r, a ah very fa's."
"Then your business is rushing,
"Seems to be, sah. My wife has
aimed ober fo' dollars at washin' dis
week, and' de chill'en has picked up a
suit of clothes an' a basket of vittles. I
can't complain' sah can't complain."
Detroit Free Press.
We've known several women to be
outspoken, but we're still looking for
one that's beenouttalked. Duluth Par
agraphed Mother "You must putyour dollie
away to-day, Flossie; it's Sunday, you
know." Flossie "I'm just playing
she's dead, mamma, and we're having
"We've got a hen that laid two
eggs In one day," boasted a six-year-old
girl to a companion. "That's noth
ing! My papa has laid a corner-stone."
A new style of carving-knife has
been invented which works on the plan
of scissors. If it can find the joint in
the leg of a duck, Te'll agree to bay
one and join the church .
Uow Thar Ar Treated la the Aratllan
Colour Uf the Hiaelaslppt
The discovery of two lepers In Phil
adelphia and the excitement which
this event seems to have caused, was a
modified reproduction of a far more
serious affair, which, indeed, reached
the dignity of a panic In a Southwest
ern Louisiana town last summer. It is
a notorious fact that leprosy has exist
ed and exists to-day in Southern
Ioulslana, but with rare exceptions it
is confined to certain well defined lo
calities, where the lepers live to them
selves in colonies, h tiding so inter
course with their neighbors and
separated wholly from the world. The
two principal leper colonies are on the
lower end of Bayou La Fourche and a
prairie in Vermillion parish. The La
Fourche lers are the most numerous.
They live In a swampy country, out of
all lines of travel and, indeed, not
easily reached. They are quiet, well
behaveal people, inter-marrying with
each other and thus ierpetuating the
fearful heritage to their children. The
State Board of Health has made several
attempts to investigate them, but they
are so fearful of being arrested and
taken up that they fled into the swamps
when the officers visited them.
The existence of leprosy in the La
Fourche district is well kuown, but the
fact that the lepers held intercourse
with those in good health, caused little
alarm on their account. Early last
summer, however, reports became
current that leprosy existed in the
town of St. Martinsville, the prin
cipal town of that section. St
Martinsville is known as the Acadian
Paris. It Is a town ' of 8,500 people,
beautifully situated on the banks of the
Teche, and one of the oldest settle
ments in the State. It is the seat of
Longfellow's poem of "Evangeline,"
has a (topulation of mainly Acadian
origin, with old-fashioned houses,
streets lined with orange trees, and
with the civilization of France a cen
tury ago. It lies at the head of navi
gation on the Teche. and since a rail
road has been built there, haa become
an important trade center, and does a
large business with the surrounding
The rumor of leprosy was first heard
last summer. The story gathered
strength as it traveled, and within a
couple of weeks had reached terrifying
proportions. It w declared throusb
ill the surrounding country that there
were from six hundred to one thousand
lepers in St Martinsville. The town
was shunned as though it were plague
stricken. The people of the country
refused to venture within its limits:
ts business died away, and a line was
drawn around the town into which but
few ventured. Every one sn?pected
his neighbor of leprosy. Kissing and
handshaking went out of practice, and
the barbers had nothing to do because
no one was brave enough to be shaved
by a razor which might have been
previously ned on a leper. Two or
three families who suffered from boils
became pariahs, as every one refused
to have any relations with them.
This condition of affairs, which con
tinued for a few weeks, became finally
intolerable, and the citizens of St
Martinsville requested the State Board
of Health to send a committee to the
town and investigate the alleged preva
lance of leprosy there, so as to re
lieve the town of the panicky feeling.
The president of the board himself
weut, an investigation was begun, the
like of which has never before been
een. Every person in the town who
was suspected, every one who had so
much as a pimple on his face or hands
was examined. The investigation
thowed that the leprosy story had this
much foundation, that there were four
persons, two women and two children,
undoubtedly affected with this loath
some and disgusting disease, and two
others who appeared to have it, but of
whom it could not be fully determined.
The lepers were removed and in sola ted,
and the panic disappeared as rapidly
as it had originated. The town of St
Martinsville is uow free of the disease
and doing its usual business. A. O.
Cor. Philadelphia Prtss.
OF GENERAL INTEREST.
Natives near Asheville, N. C, get
$1.75 a pound for ginseng root, which
they dig in the woods, for exportation
"Who is this man Call Loan?" In
quired an intelligent juror in the Har
per bank case at Cincinnati, after he
had heard the phrase repeated several
A freight-car labeled "Towder"
standing at Phillipsburg, Pa., for two
days, created much uneasiness. When
opened it was .found to contain rples,
aud the barrels were all full.
As an evidence of the progress
made by the negroes in the South
since the war, it is shown by late sta
tistics that in three States Georgia,
South . Carolina and Louisiana they
pay taxes on forty-eight million dollars
worth of property.
Formasy years one of the land
marks in Oglethorpe County, Ga., was
the "Old Treaty Oak," under which the
first settlers made the treaty with the
Cherokee Indians for all the land in
that part of the State. The tree has
recently died of girdling.
The trustees of .the East river
bridge have been offered twenty-five
thousand dollars a year by a business
man for the privilege of making the
bridge a bill-board for his advertising
placards. It is to be hoped that sucb
a hideous disfigurement will not be
In Oglethorpe, Ga., there Is grow
ing a potato which has inscribed -upon
one side of it the letter "B" as perfect
as if it had been made by hand, but
this grew this way and the hand oi
nature did the work. Aad to make the
potato a more wonderful thing, the
letter thereon was the initial of the
gentleman who raised it
When the conductor of a Louisville
street car asked John D avail, a passen
ger, for his fare the other evening,
John jumped up, flopped his hands
about as if they were wings and shout
ed: "Get thee behind me, Satan. I am
an angel, and angels pay no fare."
But the conductor was hard-hearted
and cast John forth into the outei
LIGHT AND AIRY.
A Croat Problem.
There are problems In sriibmd
That pals a fellow's gills.
And algetiraJe corkora
And (reoowtrie plile.
Bat the tauftueot at all problem.
Tbat with dread a h unhand fijia.
Is to bur the earth "at special talc"
For two small f Mils.
Chang: mt Itae.
Kansas City Reporter I hare an anrnnoA
of a fellow guilty of all sorts of brutalitini
which ought to send him to the peniUKiliarr
Able Editor Write him op and I'll de
mand of the authorities their reason for not
arresting hlin. Who is he
"Mulligan, the three card mnte sharp."
"Ebl Tbat slugger who licked the three
editors across the way P
"Remember tho gol'len role, my boy,
'Deal gently with the erring." Omaha
World. - ; .
A Christmas CaroL
We lost he, abhor, detest, den ise
The diss who dors not adeertisn. 4
And when he find afu-r New f ear's '
Enough to Jiwtify his rears
That be laid In too Utrre a stork.
That to bis store folk didn't fctx-k.
And half his roods are still oa atwlf.
He U loathe, drtcvt, drspiee hfrnaclf.
A Good Tearly Average.
"But, Mr. Buperintendent, you will admit,
I sunuase. that vour stnant nnin
"Well. ves. in winter thee- or rmrfr- Lt
of eourae, but yott ought to be willing- to
huu n roeuKwauie rtew ox the matter.
"Reasonable view r
"Wot. certain)-. Haw it won ekmM e
a thermometer In our cars and leave it titers
the year round yon would And that with the
110 degree abore aero to tho summer and
the 10 decrees below zero in the winter w
strike a pretty good average in the entire
year." Buffalo News.
The Inevitable Ksd.
Although be covets It from birth.
And covets It through lifo'a brief spaa,
Man never, never gets the earth.
It is the earth that gets the man.
A lstnmr ef Candor.
Impecunious Man I wil..r i.a i
o kind as to lend me $. I ll pay joa
back in afewdars. Candid WLmi r
bad asked me for the loan In a candid and
ftTmigri l forward manner I would have lens
TOO the monev. bnt ast-inir n in tu -
did causes im to dmtrut you. UI dont ttoder-
vuuxx you.-- -ion asked me to be so kind
a to lend you $5" "Tea." "If you bad
j .uum uT, nua to loo: l
eiupex, oe suca an ignominious ass, such
hopeless Idiot, as to lend me $5, and
you might have got it" Texas Sifting.
A Traveled Man.
Mr. Overtherhine (a Ciiw-inmH A,.
Yea, I re been an extensive traveler. Miss
Waldo. For the dbsS be I
tieve I have apeak more than one month out
os ine iweive at name.
Mtns Waldo (a vounir Indv vm sii
Oh, I think traveling is so interest me, and it
improves one so much, you know. You havst
emu! runs, jar. uven&erruea.
Mr. OvertherhiiiA Xn w i
man tor .enrm-ty ; my route all Um
- - - " pibh UTT
uw vuju riTtr. new x ork baa.
I am only a small cigarette,
; But my work I will e in, you bet.
For the stern coffin maker
Aad grim undertaker
W1U declare I bring fish to their ae.
- Boston Budge.
arieaee Is Everything.
Young Mr. Wabash (of Chicairol Am
interested at all in matters of a scientifio
oarare, Misn Waklof
Miss V aJ.k (of Boston Oh, very much.
Mr. Wabash Tou think, then, that eves-r
ooe should possess some knowledge of
Miss WaWo Tea; I attribute mnrh nf rare
Mr. Sullivan's shenonmul n. , t.
scientific ability." The Epoch.
Good Taete Misplaced.
Fair Visitor (to convict in far life f
ierine his STandnvjthert Ther te-e. Im.k
of sweet violets for you, sir. Have yon any
shing to complain of I
txmvK-t ell, yes. Mis. I'm a Terr tail
man. aa Tou see. and this afrit! nit. .. -
pleasantly emphasizes my stature. I ought
to nave something la a pronounced check.
i ue r-pocu.
Fa blow TTote.
A sacriflciag wife fat dear.
Her has hand wall annuld prise her.
But the best wife this time o' year
Is a sealskin sacrificer.
Detroit Free Preen.
All r With film.
Wife I am afraid, my dear, that Clara 'a
quarrel with young Mr. Sampson is a Terr
eertuw, Miniier. .
Husband Nonsense; they will be as de-
Wife So, John, I think yon are mistaken.
So girl will quarrel with her lover just be
fore Christmas unlets there are good and
sufficient reasons for it Sew York Sun,
Of Not Mncla Interest.
Ldv tta hnshanril Vn dwe n
John, that eleven cities were overflown and
millions of people left homeless and starvinirf
- TT 1 T.' 1 J
lev MisentviintMft-k In n.1.. T
J . 1 r VM, " V.UU.
eating matters of that kind always happen
ew.u irv.iiujij mug "'wv a way I
X- -vr-k c
IJve In the Present.
"Live, live today r the sage haa said;
The present's ours, the future tent;
Regret not Christmase s now fled;
Content be with the "Christmas present.'
Father (who has given his consent X
hope, young man, that yen know the vara
of the priae you will get in my daughter J
Young Man Well or no, sir; I don't
know the exact rjue, but as near aa I can
find out it's in the neighborhood of toO.OOO.
Sew York Sun.
us s-oorer J-eoplo of Loedoa. '
The remarkable well being of chfldrer
la neighboring slums and ratters would
lead one to suppose that dirt is healthy,
though of course there are many who do
not exhibit scoh evidence of robustness.
But it is certain that the pampered infant,
carefully wrapped in flannel from its birth,
and doctored upon every possible occasion,
is not, in the long run, of the same endur
ing constitution generally to be met with
in the lower classes, though the grumble
of these concerning their richer brethren
Look, however, at these specimens of
humanity when they reach a matnrer age,
their coarse ideas and ways, which are
followed by many others who have not
their excuse. The very way In which the
coster and his like make ktve partakes of
the brute. He is unendowed with the
power of forming his feeling into delicate
or even acceptable speech, so he takes to
banging or pinching, and one may see the
well known type of 'Airy and his gal'
of fine feathers, oiled hair and high heels
cuffing each other to denote their affection,
or coarsely assa-olting their favorites to
display their displeasure, and perhaps
sulkily walking apart when annoyed, but
Sot sufficiently irritable for any more
fressive ton, of Tenting their feeli-