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Legal Blanks, Business Cards.
Letter Beads, BiU Beads,
LEBANON, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 1888.
Circulars. Posters, Btc.
Knotted la fsx4 Hjlm as at arvaa Iwaf fafeaa ,
UEBAKOT? timflK. NO. 4. X. F A. M : Mu
at their new hall In Masonic Block, on Saturday
.vaning-, on or before the full uinon.
J WASSOH, W, M.
LKB ASON WOOF, SO. 47. I. O. O. MroU Sat
urday evening of ea :h wt-wk. at Odd Vll.w'a HM1.
Mntn atreet; viaittng Wrethren emditilty Invited to
attend. J. J. IHAIULTOK, x a.
HoNoR LonaK NO S3. A. o. V. W , Lohsnen.
Ore'n: Mtt every first and tMrd Thursday even
ing in lb. WDlh. U. RoSOOK. M V.
DR. A. H. PETERSON,
Filling unci Extracting Teeth a Specialty.
Office in V. C. Peterson" jewelry store,
f "AU work warranted. Charges reawuabl
C. H. HARMON,
BARBER & HAIRDRESSER,
Shavlnc H-Ur Cutting, and Shampooing the
Patronage respectfully solicited.
Gt. Charles Hotel,
N. W. Corner Muin and Bhemtui Streets, two Blocks
Kast of R R. Depot.
H. E. PARRISH, Proprietor.
Tables Supplied with the Best the Market
Rooms and the rVet Accommodations for
GENERAL STAGE OFFICE.
I. F. CONN,
Plane aa Speetfleatleaa Famished
a Snort Satire.
ILL traDS OF C1RPESTER WORI BONE
And Satisfaction Guaranteed.
TPRICES VERY REASONABLE.
Albany and lvebanea. Or.
Groceries and Provisions,
TOBACCO & CICARS,
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
l((Mriiwtre mad Ctuiwarr,
Lamp and Iamp FIxtares.
Main Ht-. Ltsassa, Oic9.
BIHL A KELLESBERCER.
"Fregh. -and Salted Beef and
Eaccn anl Lari always on Hand.
Main Street, Lebanon, Or.
L. COWAN, 3. M. RLtTt N, J. W. Ct SICK.
BANK OF LEBANON
Transacts a General Banking
AccoTrn's Kept Subject to Check.
EXCHAKGE SOLD ON
let Tori, San Francisco, Peruana ana
Collections Made on Favor
It takes the tusks of 75,000 ele
phants per year to supply the world's
piano-key, billiard-balls and knife-
It haa been estimated that in New
York city about two million fire hun
dred thousand bales of hay are annually
Therb are about 2,000,000 bog
raisers in the country arU the 4b,-
000,000 hogs are estimated to be worth
Siscb the great fire, Chicago and
Cook county have bid 110,311 mar
ringes ai;d 8,132 divorces, a ratio of
one divorce to 13 marriages.
Some people doubt the poisonous
effect of nutmeg, but B veral cases of
nutmeg-poboning have been noted in
the British Medical Journal during
the last Eummt r.
New York state spent last year
13,760,670 on common schools. Out
of 31,318 teachers employed 25.497 are
weiuen ; and 1,037,812 of the 1,763,115
children of school age were in school
during the year.
The farmers jf Southern Russia
employ the Stepant ff primary battery
to produce electrio light to assist them
in threshing their grain. Thus they
are enabled to keep the threshing ma
chines going night and day.
Prof. Arnold states that it cot
more to make milk from old cows
than it doea from young ones having
the same milk capacity. Aa a rule,
the best tffects do not last beyond the
eighth year of the cow's age. -
A Western fruit grower used
Btvenly-five bushels of wood ashes on
his strawberry vines last season, and
the crop yielded 250 bushels per acre,
lie thinks the as-hes also counteracted
the effects of the drouth to a consider
The tquaws of the Navajo tribe
manufacture wonderf 1 blankets with
the aid of Bharp-pointed sticks. It re
quires from one to four months' time
to make a tingle blanket, which is,
however, eo firmly mftde as to be
almost impervious to w.iter.
The snpieme court of Michigan has
dfc-dtd that the prohibition of the
sale of liquor to minors in that Stat
is absolute and unqualified, and can
not be nullified by giving the minor
an rder from an hdult person to pur
chase such liquor.
During a heavy thunder storm at
Washington, D. C, lightning struck
the Senate wing of the capitol, but
apparently did no other damage than
to frighten the occupants ai.d destroy
telegraphic and telephonic communi
cation between the building and the
The barbed wire is a lawful fence
in meet States, but to avoid damages
for injury to Block it must be made
visible either by a botrd or slight bank
of earth thrown against it. Stock
should, on being taken into a pasture
inclosed by a barbed wire, be led to
it and their noses touched to the wire.
They will need no further lessons to
induce them to keep at a respectful
Mrs. W. M. Haycock, of San Bue
naventura, Cal., left home to visit Los
Angeles, taking her youngest child
with her and leaving the oldest at
home with its father. The elder child
died of membranous croup, and when
the sorrowing father went to telegraph
the death to the absent mother he was
met by a telegram informing him, of
the death of the youngest child from
the same disease. Both children were
well when they separated.
The House Committee on Claims
haa ordered a favorable report on the
bill to pay Gov. Swineford, of Alaska
his salary during the period he re
mained in this country before he
reached his post of duty in September,
1SS5, a share of which was disallowed
him by the treasury department be
cause he had not entered upon his
duties as promptly as the law demand"
but claimed immunity from the rule
because the Secretary of the Interior
had granted him a leave of absence.
The re port of the California R tihoad
Commission ehows that 433 people
were injured an J 101 killed o-.i rail
roads of that State during the year
1887. Of these aggregate numbers
398 were injured and 88 killed on lines
of the Southern Pacific Company;
injured and 6 killed on the Atlantic &
Pacific; 24 injured and 1 killed on the
California Southern : 1 killed on I he
Northern California road ; 3 killed on
San Francisco &. North Pacific ; 3 in
jured on the Pacific Coast road, and
16 injured and 2 killed on the South
Pacific Coast road.
A sinfflts day of heavy fo makes
the City of London pay 40.000 more
for gas. c7-.-
The rreal E ffel tower in Paris is
Rlready . higher than tbe Arc de
Le Petit Journal, of Paris, on one
day-dnrinsr tbe recent excitement
printed 930.009 copies.
The Loudon g mins thoroughly
J y the troubles at Trafalgar Square.
"l3 yer mother know yer out?' thejr
call out to the guards.
Everything of General Interest
A flouring mill is to be built at Oro
The new Methodist church at Spicer
is about completed.
Tree planting is the order of the day
in R gue River Valley.
McMinnville has voted a tax of
$10,000 for a schoolhoue.
Ro8eburg will, in all probability,
have a woollen mill this summer.
About fifty new buildings art? now
in course of construction in Pendleton.
Several pari tea have Iteen arresled
in Jackson county for killing deer out
Nt ar Ashland, J.ike Kennedy shot
and killed a 'panther measuring nine
fei-t from tip to tip.
A postnffiee has been established at
Groves, Wasoo county, ith William
Mercer, post in ister.
Ten thousand pamphlets descript
ive of Rogue River valley have beeu
printed and circulated.
A postoffice has been established at
Ferry, Curry county, with Sarah E.
Cooley as poetmistre.-s.
At the city election in La Orande,
B. W. Grundy defeated A. R. Matloon
for Mayor by one majority.
A street railway and water works
are to be built soon, and electric lights
are to be put in at Pendleton.
The young ladies of Forest Grove
have formed a base ball club. Miss
Zulu Warren has beer, elected captain.
The poftoffioe at Little Elk, Benton
county, will be known hereafter a
Eddyvule, the name having been
Bear Valley, Grant county, haa in
creased in settlement to such a degree
that a postoffice U almost an impera
During the past eighteen months
tweuly seven persons have been sent
from Lane county to the insane asy
lum at S dem.
John Olsen, while workine on the
edger at a North Bind mill, had the
thumb of his left hand completely sev
ered by coming in contact with a eaw.
At the teachers examination in
Umatilla county there were twenty
nine applicants for certificates. Of
this number ten were granted second
grade, ten third grade aud nine filled.
A young man, a son of Mr. Finn
Cooper, was dragged to death by a
runaway horse in the presence of his
mother and sister, lie was buried iu
the Masonic cemetery near the- town
of Rose burg.
The identity of the nun who jump
from the bridge at Si'em sf ill remaii.o
matter of doubt. No one appears to
ve missing from Salem, and it is alto
gether likely he was a stranger. No
effort was made to recover the body.
The stockmen of Eastern Oregon
will have a grand encampment near
Olex, Rock creek, about twelve miles
south of Ailington, commencing May
I and continuing hve days. The pro
gramme will be characteristic of the
life of the stockman.
William Dcsurtt, a carpenter, was
instantly killed at Albina, while cros
sing between a traiu of cars. He
climbed upoa the coup'inz all right.
and was just about to jump, when the
engine gave the cars a sudden jera
and the unfortunate man was hurled
to the ground, his head falling directly
across ine rail, several cars passed
over his head, mangling it frightfully
and iu any severing it Irom the body.
A strnnger went to the ranch of Dan
Col well on Lost river, and borrowed a
wagon and team, st.Uing tint he
wished to take a sick woman to Link-
ville for medical treatment. As he
did not return the following day it
was ascertained that he had absconded.
monopolizing the borrowed property.
A telegram from Yreka, Cal., announ
ced that he had been arrested at that
The work of rait-ing the su .ken
steamer Benlley at Salem has been
abandoned, an emergency having
arisen which renders her successful
withdrawal from her position for the
present impracticable. The action of
the current and the position of the
boat have caused the formation of a
sandbar just below her. Her machin
ery will be taken out, and next sum
mer when the water is low an effort
will be made to raise the boat by
Special Timber Agent Bernhardt
stales that while inspecting timber
lands in Tillamook county he saw
many acres of blackened stumps. He
was told by an old settler that on
account of a quarrel between two men
twenty-five years ago, about some rails
which one had cut and the other
claimed were split too small, the rails
were set on fire and they set the forest
on fire, and the outcome was that 144
(quare miles or four townsh'ps of
timber were destroyed.
Fire broke out at Arlington in Ral-
b ton's building, and before anything
could be done the names rose beyond
control. The fire then caught D. S
Sprinkles & Co's store building and
burned the whole block, inclnding the
Arlington Timet building, a restaurant,
J. L. Adams' vacant building, the
building of M. C. Harris, J. E. lias
kins' old blackemilh shop and the
county jail. In the meantime it had
spread to the opposite side of the street
and had burned Kirby a hall, J. B
Woode' furniture and provision store,
a building owned by M. V. Harrison
and Condon fe Cornish's bank. The
latter was brick aijd waa not totally
destroyed. Here the fire was stopped
by Mr. Harrison's brick. Tbe loss is
estimated at S.jO,OUU, and is a severe
blow to that prosperous village.
Tbe pie of the season:
Honor the pumpkin vine I
Long may Rs tendrils twtna
Over the land I
Blessed he those who wear
Crisp hayseed in their hair
Glorious band t
' Minneapolis Tribune.
It is the father of a precocious
two-and-a-half-years-old who tells that
the child was once watching a lady
make her toilet. The old lady had re
moved her false hair and false teeth
when the astonished small boy saidt
"Bet yer can't take yer neck off."
San Francxsto Chronicle.
A GOODLY HERITAGE.
Vf fay oars la aa Kiwiilliifl; pleasant Tlmi
There hasbeen a vast increase In cen
tenarians of late. Formerly a person
who reached the age of one hundred
years was a rare curiosity; now ther
is hardly a county in the country that
can not boast its centenarian. An
eminent German physiologist main
tains that there Is really a hundred
yeai-s' wear In every healthy human
organism, and that all persons who di
before their first century is completed
fill untimely graves. According to
this theory (which we will not stop to
examine too closely), every person
who dies before ho reaches the centen
nial mile-post tempts his fate by rough
and improper usage, and unnecessary
wear and tear.
But, at any rate, the longevity of th
race is undoubtedly being very rapidly
Increased by the inereasod conformity
to hygietiio laws, and by modern ap
pliances of comfort and cleanliness.
It has been too much the hab:t of old
men to glorify the hardihood of the
men of their youth, and the sturdy de
velopment which they imagined re
sulted from the constant battle waged
with hardships and discomforts. They
boast of the feat of sitting through
long, nineteenthly sermons In undented
churches iii the depth of winter, and of
going out Into the snow barefooted
in their early childhood, and climbing
up to bed Into a rickety garret from a
ladder on the outside. They love to
boast of the stalwart men. "developed
from those children who slept directly
under A roof that failed to stop tht
But the delusion that exposure makes
people more hardy is passing away.
The poet Whittier, in a recent interview,
said that his constitution was under
mined early in life by these early expo
sures. The biographers of Lincoln
speak emphatically about the mortality
and diseases which tvsulted from the
exposures and hardships of the early
pioneers of Illinois. Rheumatism, the
Inevitable penalty of exposure, and tha
varied diseases developed by its weak
ening effects on the system brought
many naturally strong men to their
death on the wrong side of the fifty
mile-stone. To-day a business or pro
fessional man is considered in his zenith
at fity, in vigorous working trim at
sixty, ajd many hesitate to yield up
the active duties of life at seventy -fire
This increased vigor and longevity is
doubtless dua to the "increased com
forts of life, shorter hours of labor, a
better knowledge of the laws of health
and (though we know our elderly read
ers w ill vigorously, jd?nt) to a higher
piane nj.-v nm correct living.
of to-day do not worry
1uch superstitious reverence
forsigfa and omens, no dread of the
supernatural terrors of ghosts and
witches, no helpless anxiety alxxtt hope
less and unsolvable theological prob
lems, no such bitter partisan rancor in
politics. Though the activities of life
re increased there is not so much fric
tion. Peopla are more tolerant and
less disagreeable in their convictions.
There is more coler to life, more at
mosphere, a greater diversity of amuse
ment and greater opportunities of self-
Benjamin Franklin used to mourn
because he was not born farther ahead
in the future, that he might become
a contemporary witness of the inevit
able improvements and progress of the
race. No such wish is justifiable for a
ci.'zen of the present age. In short
the conviction must be forced home
upon every man ho stops to consider
the subject, that we are in a better age
than has ever preceded it. Our lines
are cast in pleasant places. We have
A goodly heritage. Yaniee Blad.
Lost Rivers of Idaho.
One of the most singular features in
the scenery of the Territory of Idaho
Is the occurrence of nark, rocky chasms.
into which large streams and creeks
suddenly disappear, and are never more
seen. These fissures are old lava chan
nels, produced by the outside of the
molten mass cooling and forming a
tube, which, on the fiery stream becom
ing exhausted, has been left empty.
while the roof of the lava duct, hav
ing at some point fallen in, presents
there the opening Into which the river
plunges and is lost. At one place along
the banks of the Snake, one of these
rivers reappears gushing from a cleft
high up in the basaltic walls, where it
leaps a cataract into tho torrent below.
Where this stream has its origin, or at
what point it is swallowed up. is utterly
unknown, though it Is believed that its
sources are a long way up iu the north
country. Go den Days.
A short cofieo crop is reported. It
Is to be hoped, in the interest of suffer
ing humanity, that there will be enough
of t!ic berry in the market to supply
those gentlemen suffering from the col-
fen habit who arc nnable to sit through
a thaatrical performance without run
iiinr out throu or four times iu search
- m m
The German system for pension
ing workmen in their old age will cause
a tax of three marks per year on all.
estimated at 7,257,000 marks. This
will give a State credit of about twenty
two million marks. Workmen over
fifty years of age when the bill shall
have passed wil.' be excluded.
x he largest tug in the world as is
claimed, has just been launched at
Bath (Me.) shipyard for the Knicker
bocker Tower Company. It is called
the ts. W. Alorse, is 100 feet long, has a
Scotch compound engine of 1,200-horse
power, aud is of 200 tons.
One particular snake has made
himself famous. While the molds at
the Sergeant factory in this city were
resting in, readiness to receive the
molten iron for stove doors, a snake
crawled in at the opening, supposing
mar ne was going into a good hiding-
place. . In due time the hot metal was
poured in. When ' the molds were
opened there was the snake in iron, his
serpentine form standing out In bold
relief on the front rloor. Messrs. Ser
geant will have it 'painted and keep it
as a curiosity. Ureen'oro (N. 0.)
Workman. - " ,
LAW P-OR I RAVbLCnS
Deiasand Iletvatloa. For Which Damage.
May II CollmtaiL
We can all recollect occasions when
we have sworn eternal vengeance
against some railway company for
landing us at our destination an hour
or two late, or tor stopping us at a little
wayside station through a dreary cycle
of time. Wo forget all affbut It after
a good square mtal.
There are many occasions, doubtloss.
when the company would be liable to
us for nominal damages for failing to
carry us according to the time-table;
for the publication of a time-table is
a public profession to carry you accord
ing to Its terms. 4 Each. 3C7.
But it Is seldom that a passenger can
recover more than nominal damages
and it is not every case which will
warrant the giving of nominal dam-ag'-s
for the publication of a time
table is not an unconditional engage
ment to have the trains arrive and
depart precisely at the appointed
moment. bi N. IL 695.
If you have purchased a ticket bv
steamer sailing at an appointed time,
and it fails to carry you, your items of
damage would be the price of ycur
ticket provided you have paid In ad
vance the expense of waiting for
another vessel U sail, and the price of
your ticket on tbe other vessel. It Is
paying you to ride, and giving you food
and lodging In the bargain. 1 Abb.
Adm. It 80.
And so, if a passenger is taken sick
during a detention, it is said to hc
properfor him to receive his expenses in
the meanwhile. And also the expenses
of the illness, both during the detention
and following it 28 N. Y. 217.
More explicity. the legitimate items
of damage are the expenses to which
you are directly or Indirectly put, and
the value of the time you directly or in
directly lose by reason of a detention
which is the result of the em ier'a breach
of duty or negligence. For a detention
resulting otherwise you are not entitled
to any damages. Id.
For no company Is responsible for a
want of punctuality not attributable to
iu negligence 53 N. IL 696.
If lost time is an Item of damage, you
can not collect a fAncy price which you
may set upon your time; but its value
must be proved, with reasonable cer
tainty, aa we shall sea when we come
to the qiiestitn-of damages for Injuries
to person 68 N. T. 391.
It should go wltnout saying that you
are only entitled to actual damages
unless you can show that th delay or
neglect to carry you as agreed is willful
or malicious. 1 Cab 333.
It is meant that you are not entitled
to initiative or exemplary damages -something
over and above the damage
to you in dollars and cents. In the n!d
fashioned vert aculnrit Isca'ded 'saiart
money." 50 Am. Law Reg. U. S. 670.
A passenger bound for California,
expecting to find a osltion there to
work at his trade or avocation, and
who mizht be delayed A week bv fault
of the ritil, could show the rate of wages
earned there bv persons of the same
trade; but such rate would not be eon-
elusive as to the value of his week's
time; he might not find employment at
once, and the jury should take this
uncertainty into account, 1 CaL 333.
But it has been held when the claim
ant offers no evidence as to the valuo
of lost time, the jury is not precluded
from giving him such compensation
therefor as they may think reasonable.
-34 How. Tr. (N. Y.)14L
ii a oeiaieu passenger is arawing a
regular salary, or is under engagement
to enter service at stipulated wages, the
urn he would have received during the
lost time is the measure of his damages
in that respect. 5S N. Y. 631.
A partner in a mercantile hnue.
whose salary is his share of the profits,
nay prove the nature of his business.
its extent, etc., and tne tune he was
prevented from attending to it 23
Wend. (N. Y.) 425.
But if loss of profits is sought, the
business must be of such a nature as to
allow the loss to be fixed with reasona
ble ceftaintv. 58 N. Y. 391
For au ordinarv commercial business
is too uncertain and dependent on the
exigencies of trade to ascertain what
the profit would have been had a man
been carried through in time and
enabled to attend to it. Id.
A physician or lawyer might collect
anv loss which should occur through
being prevented from attending to the
wants of patients or clients; but he
must prove the loss with certainty. 71
An Illinois phvsician once on a time
calculated to visit a patient at tho next
station, but the train failed to stop for
him. He would have had to wait five
or six hours for the next train, so he
walked. It was held that he was not
entitled to damages for the injury to
his health which resulted. Id
Tho journey was not the necessary
result of his being left on the train, but
was a risk he incurred himself. He
recovered only nominal damages. Id.
M. T. Dly, in A. B. C. Pathfinder
The Queen Regent of Spain has
addressed a letter to Mrs. Cleveland
asking her for her photograph.
Miss Rose Elizabeth Cleveland re
ceives 16.000 lor her two years' serv
ices and the use of her name at the
head of Mrs. Reed's school in New
York. She is also doing some literary
and magazine work.
Edwin Booth, the tragedian, is an
unobtrusive hotel guest. He edges up
to the desk. and. if Any one is ahead of
him, he steps aside and waits. He writes
his name in a neat, plain band, and
goes at once to hie room.
Pope Leo has conferred upon Mr.
Charles L. Webster, the New York
publisher, the decoration which is worn
by the Knights of the Order of Pius DL,
In recognition of his services in bring
ing out the "Life of Leo XIH." The
Order of Pius DC is the highest order
of knighthood under the Roman Em
--A correspondent recently saw in
the library of Mrs. Augusta Evans
Wilson the original manuscript of her
novel, Vashtk" It was entirely In
her handwriting. And was,as clear and
neat ab a freshly printedpare. This is
te manuscript for which M.
. received 115,000, and it is key .
.nrAtAiTMl in a nASA nf heMi'T
THE COLONEL'S TRIAL.
n Didn't Want to Haar Mlraada Talk
Hat Sta. Wouldn't Hash.
One of the most annoylu? faults of
the hired "colorod laly" Is her persist
ent disposition to talk about IRe affairs
of bur own family. Sometimes, despite
every attempt at dlsc.ntir.tgeni -nt, she
111 begin A story, of which her brother
s tlin hut-o. and keeu it uo until na-
ience Is gray-haired with aire. M i-
rlnda Napoleon, a likolv colored
woman, applied to Colonel Wetheral
for a position of trust in his family.
She began to tell him of her honasty.
ili.it makes no difference." said the
Colonel. ! don't care whether vou
are honest or not, and you may be
reasonably negligent in the discharge
of your duties, but there M on thing 1
wish to impress upon yo ir mind."
" hat s dat. Colonel? 'case I can do
"I do not wish yon to take me Into
your confidence and tell me about your
lit mi ly. i Hon t want to hear a word
About your mother and father."
"I tin erstan Is. sab."
"I will p.ty you extra to keep your
mouth shuL Speak when you are
spoken to. and then merely answer
Why, sail, dis Is de place d.tt Tse
been look in fo' all dese rears. 1
spies folks dat U alius wantin er pus-
son ter tain dem wld conwersation.
caseer body gita tired. Now, dar's
my sister Jieie. she's de udder way.
"But you are not to speak of your
"Dat's de pinL sah. dat's de pint
I warked but yi ar f r Misses Simson,
an' de olks kep' me er talkin' all de
time, an mu ld-r she tell me not ter
pay no 'tentioi; ter de folk?."
"Never mind all that I don't wish
to hear anything of vour mother. 1
don't want you to mention your family
bile you are in this house."
"'Cose yerdocau't. sah; an I doesn't
blame yer talL De laa word my brud
der Hen r- said ter me 'fore I lef dis
mawnin' wus gibbn me 'vice how ter
please der whit folks. Henery he's er
favnrit all down in our neighborhood.
Worked for old man Dosniukee three
ears, 'an would t't er quit den 'ceul
de ole man died an' ertiuder nussoo
tuck de place. Henry's de fines' han'
wld horses yer ever seed. Dat clay-
bank boss o Mr. Anderson's, mhw
onldii't let nobody go in de stable "
"Say. M.tiioila, you
"It's jes' like I tell yer. Dar wan'l
a blessed aottl on de place dat could d--
niitbin a id d tt hos. an Henry '
"Listen to me. I tell you!"
"Yes. sah. What was yer 'bout tt
I told you that I wanted to hear
nothing about J-our family. I set
though, that vou are like all the others
G w '
"Yes, but Henry he tuk a blin"
"Didn't vertell me ter go on?"
"Yes. I tell you to go away fro.i
hi re. I don't want you."
"Whut yer 'groe ter hire me fur. den!
Ain't my s'cioty pleasin ter yer?"
"Ton can t keep your mouth shut.
and I don't want you. Now go."
"Yt by, yer s de curiest pusson 1 neb
It seed. Doau' kere ter stay heah.
'case yer's sorter 'common folks, no
how. I au 2lal I refused ver ofler ter
hire me. Good mawnin. sah." Ovie
Read, in Texai Siling .
STORMS AND RAILS.
Haw Rala Appvara to Follow tka Laylm
of Kallroatf Track.
A singular theory has been promul
gated in Mexico concerning an Alleges'
relation between Ihe steel rails of rail
ways and the prevalence of storms.
The northern section of the Mexicar
Central road has been seriously dam
aged by washouts, and people who obj
served the phenomena express the opin
ion that the waterspouts which burs'
on the track were attracted bv the
rails and the Iclegraph wire. An elec
tric current, ihey sav. runs alonsr the
track, which makes a convenient Av
enue for storms.
This would appear to be a somewhat
fanciful conjecture, but the engineers
engaged in building the Guadalajara
branch of the Mexican Central railroad
offer testimony which gives it at least
n air of plausibility. They state that
as lost as the construction advances
rain follows, and thuy believe It is due
to tha large quantity of steel rail on flat
cars which are carried forward as fast
as tho work permits. The count ry, ac
cording to their rep rt, is dry in ad
vance of the construction trains, and
also behind them far many miles, but
in a circle of a few miles in diameter,
having its center at the p unt where the
steel rails are, the rain comes down in
It apjHsars that enough Importance is
attached to these -theories to induce
scientific men to make them a subject
of study. We do not, however, antici
pate any immediate practical results of
great value. With all the skill and
knowledge which the Government can
brinff to bear, it has not yet succeeded
even in predicting storms with such
certainty as would lie desirable, and
when it comes to producing or prevent
ing them, we shall probably have to
wait bo rue time before the matter as.
.unies the character of an exact sci
ence. Safety Valve.
Instantaneous p'totoffrai-hy is no
longer tt qu"8tion to be dctT.niiid by
ttudy and experiment, but has as-
umo.l the place of an Accomplished
and familiar fact O io of most Inter
sting achievements in this direction,
as described in a L oidon p:iper, or gr
unted in tho question as to whether
he upper part of the wheel ot a vehi
cle alien in mo ion travels faster than
tha f.iw.-r part In determining this
ma tier by instantaneous photography,
the artist took the photograph of an
oni'ileus en route, and ia this photo
grap while the lower eada of the
spokes tmiK.diately alj tcat to J he
ground are not perceptibly unshap
enod by the motion, the tops of the
upper spokes show an angular motion
corresponding to about ten degrees.
The photograph i t this case most suc
cessfully expressca the Tact thai the
- k,. t r.nreseivfri in rapid motion
THE SICK HORSE WON.
A lxnc-M.lr.d Ketoraakaa's Ia.traatlr.
Kip.rleura wlih Two Stranger.
Say." said a long-haired man wear
ing one toot apd one shoe as he ap
proached the wagon while we were
camped on the edge of Sidney. Neb.,
"you fullers ain't got no runuin' stock
with you. 1 reckon?"
"I Mowed they didn't look hat way.
But. then, you can't tell nothin' by
looks. Hosses." and here be made a
long pauso And appeared to be count
ing the sjMikes in the wheel; "hosses is
"W'y, 'bout a month ago Just such a
look! u' crowd as you be come along
with a couple of old hosses an' a cov
ered wagon. You know. Bill Simmons
has got a runnin' hoss. Well. Bill hap
pened to mosey 'round where tbey was
camped, an he looks at their poorest
hoss ait kinder grins inwardly an'
keejrs down a laugh by tryin mighty
hard, an' says he: 'Stranger, that air
hoss o' your'n looks 'b If be might have
some speed In him?' 'Ya-es,' says the
man, sorter sleepy and careless like;
he runs some. 'Y ever put hiiu on
the track? -asks Bill. Somofimes.
Ciou-h he's gettin' p-etty old. says
the man. 'Would you mind havin' a
little race with an old horse o' miner
goes on Bill. "I'm 'greeable, says the
man. So they wen over to the track,
an' all the rest of us went 'long, o'
course. Bill's hoss come on So he
couldn't hardly hold him, head up an'
rtotith open. The strange boss looked
kinder sneakin an stood "round with
one for'ard leg bent an' its head down
eatin' grass. I knowed Bill's hoss was
goin to beat, an most ey'rylxvly else
did. We bet all we could, though
there wa'n't nobody to bet with cqt
the stranger's partner, an' he didn't
seem overly 'u' above anxious, though
he did take a few bets an' kinder 'polo
gized by savin their old hoss could
ran once, though it was hard to tell
what he would do that day. I'm darned
If he wasn't right, too."
"How waa he tight?"
"Wy. it was hard to tell what he
would do that day. Old Captain Bings
ley started "cm. an Bill's bors led right
off. The stranger pounded 'way on the
ribs o his'n. but he couldn't git no
motion on to him. Bill came in 'way
ahead, an' I'm a liar if we didn't see
the strange hoss nippin at the grass
'long the track as he come down the
"vt ell, the stranger looked g;oomy.
an' set on his hoss an let him .cat
'tween the heats it 'as to be the best
two in three. But his partner, who
was doing the bettin", acted a sight
difl rent. He got hopnin' mad, an'
aid he'd bet anyhow if he did lose.
We heered the m.i what rod ? the hoss
tellin" hi'.n not to do it, cos' Bill's boss
were better than they thought, but he
said he did. i't give A durn, he'd bet
.xnyhow. So we all bt with him. givin
nun big oiios. so his money would go
fnrder an' we all could have a whack at
IL. tsitf ne peareu to have an uncom
mon pile of it. an kep' pullin' it ont
an' takin. ev'ry bet offered. Til be
snaked if be didn't have more'n
the whole crowd. After awhile Jhey
got ready to start again. Th
stranger hadn't been off bis hoss at
all. but had set there chewin terbacker
an look in' sick. I got ten dollars more
to bet on our hirjs, . says the man. but
nobody had another cent. Jes then
they started; same old story Bill's hoss
takin' long jumps an' the other kinder
bobbin' uo'n' down an' aclin's if it
hurt him. Til bet you my watch agin
yer ten dollars, says L 'Shove her up.
says he. I turned round an done so
an looked back jes' in time to see the
t ranger kinder lean over and whoop
at bis boss bout the time thev was half
way 'round the track, an' Til be gol
durned if I ever seed any thing like it
in my born days. Run! Great jump
in' Jupiter! Run ain't no name for it.
That boss jes' humped down his back
and reached out an doubled up, an
reached out an' doubled up! Bill said
afterwards that he didn't know nothin
'bout when he passed him an s' posed
all the time he was ahead till be met
the other comin back jes' 'fore he
went under the wire! FacL I tell
vou! They rested awhile an then run
the other heat. This time the strange
1ioss jes' went off in what 'poured to
be an easy gallop, an kep 'boot a rod
ahead o Bill all the way. throwin' dust
in his face an 'casionally kickin back
at bim kinder tunny iike. But, you
bet. we didn't see nothin funny 'bout
It. We was the sickest crowd von ever
seen. Kv'ry cent gone an' a circus
comin' in 'bout a week! An' one of
em had my watch swelliu' 'round with
it stickin' in his boot-leg! Sick! Well,
stranjrer. we was too sick to stick out
our tongues! Them fel'ers hooked
right up an pulled out o' town with
that cujse l runnin' hoss droopin down
his head an nippin at the fire-weed
'long the side o the road. They didn't
jit none too soon, neither; we was jes
join over to lynch em. J hat s why I
came over to ask "you feller 'bout this
btis'ncss. The lioys said thev would git
he rope ready while I came over, an
if you said you had a hoss that wa'n't
-.10 runner, but still you would run it.
-.v'y we 'lowed we'd string you up over
on that big tree with the crooked limb.
It 'pears that the best time fer such
vind o exercises is 'fore the race an
not ai'ier you go 'way with yourw agon
'.Hix stuffed out with our money till it
ike to split. F. IL Carrulh, in Chicago
Tutor "Tommy, what is the chief
haractcristic of the hippopotamus?"
Tommy (who likes to go the Zh) "Ha
dwavs baa his mouth wide ucn for
peanuts. " tvrfejiJ .Vf.
.rrui.Oiiket x w. pounds ot raisins.
three cups of molasses, three eggs.
two-thirds of a cup of butter, seven
cups of flour, one tablespoonful of
soda, spices to taste, citron and cur
rants if desired. Boston Budget
Many well-known weeds, though
unfit for food when matnred, are high
ly valued as greens when younz. , The
poke weed haa been used in some sec
tions lor years, yet Ita berries Are
poisonous. It is ncw claimed that
the common purslnina is ex lent
when tot as irreens. India Mlii
A llnther-la-law Who Knows How ts
Korp Hr Tones from Waa-glnsv
"No," said old Mrs. Dragon, who had
ust arrived for her Tisit at the h.me of Cf
her newly acquired son-in-law, Chauncy
lireene, "No. I don t believe in mothcrs-
in-!aw interfering in the affairs of their
married children. I've always said
that I never would, and I why, Hattie
Breene, you ain't using your best silver
ware every day, I hope."
"ies, mamma. Chauncy likes IL"
"O. be does; well, it makes an awful
sight of work scouring it, and yoa
know you Ain't extra strong. But, aa
1 was saying. J don't believe, in Uattie.
I hope you don't try to keep that baby
dressed in white all the timeP'
"Yes, ma nma dear; Caaunev dislikes
colors on a baby."
"O, well. I suppose the child must - .
wear white, then; but it most make
your wash bills awful heavy. How
ever, as I was saying Chnncy, if I
was you Td speak to the butcher about
leaving so much fat on the steak."
Chauncy likes it that way, mamma."
"O. does he? Well, he'd better learn
not to like H; it's oTTfiikUhy. You
oughtn't to put sugar in tomatoes.
Uattie; they're healthier withoauaaai
"But mamma, Chauncy "
"O, if he like them so. of course it'
no, ahair of mine. Bat I won't eat
them that way. Seems to me I smell
tobacco urn ike.
"I guess it's Chaancys cigar smoke.
He doesn't smoke in the honeT
"Why. yes, he he does mamma.
"Mercy on us! I wonder the baby
lives through it. B it, of course, it's
his own house and Cjaancy don't yoa
tbink Uattie looks thin and nale? I
noticed soon as I saw her. Hattie. yon
make your coffee entirely too strong."
"Cfcauney, likes it so, and "
"That's just what makes bis color so
bad ami vou know very well that yoa
oughtn't to touch it. Ciiaaner. thai
baby mustn't wear spring he-Is yen
ril change thee boots yjjabrougfft
home this eveoing. And xoj and lltrtia
make a mistake i feeding the child aa
you do. Til see to it's diet hereafter;
and I think I must speak to yonr pro
vision man about the meat and pota
toes. And I think. Uattie. that yonr
servant needs a little looking after.
And. Chauncy, Fm afraid yoa burn too
much gas. and Fm sure the furnace,
wastes co.tL If I can find a good car
penter around here I'd like to chang
some of these, doors. I don't believe
in meddling mothers-in-law. but it's A
real help sometimes to bare a little ad
vice, is i't iL children?" Zenas Dane,
in Detroit Free Press.
A GliBnp a the Sqaalor aadt Want 4
Tenement Haa Inmate a.
O ii -half the world does not know
how the o; her ha' f lives. It iJIJl,o '-
saw and pi ifully true. ..Pr-rrap tt the f
fortunate ha'L In tlrft--comfortaba
homes, could know of tEe d'sco.i.fort ,
and misery endured by tbe other halt
their own petty inconveniences would ,
grow in their hearts, bearing fruit ia
eff rts to help the less fortunate. W,
Through tbe p orer quarters of New
York last summer, during the heated "f
term that we all thought so hard to
bear, thousands of people walked the -
streets or lakl upon the door-steps, be
cause of the foul and suffocating air in
the crowded tenemen'-houses. And in
those stifling tenement-houses the
cries of sick children, perishing for."
pure air and strengthening food, were
heard all through the day and night.
Poor, tired women, tbe papers said.
who worked hard all day. paced tbe
streets nightly, carrying their babes
to give them a breath of fresh air. Ia
one house, where lived seventy-s.x
families, fifty-six children died in a
very short time from disease. rnr
feeding and the effects of heat. Under
the terrible conditions of life in large, '
crowded tenements. It can only be the
strongest children who survive, and
the sufferings undergone last summer
by all tbf inmates havsba-'a beyond
Idleness, vice of all kinds, ignorance.
and drunkenness help to make a stats)
of squalor and wretchedness that no
one without seeing could believe ex
isted. Bitter no homes than bone like .
these, some will say. but what does it
mean to have no home? It means, as
hundreds know, hnunting dorks and
markets to buy a few cents worth 1 1
stale food or begging unsalable refuse. ' t
when even the few cents can not b
spared, and stealing room to sleep be
hind boxes and nnder benches, re mo to
from the drea'el policemen whoso
business it is to tell such vagrants to
move on. V hen cold ami stormy
weather comes and these refuges are
unavailable, there are dirty, fooi
smelling. rooms whose sides ar lined
with "bunks" or shelves, and by the
payment of five c nts a man. or worn an,
can ocenpy one for a night After food
for the day has been bought A va
grant's pocket seldom holds five cent.
but two cents will purch.tsa the r vt-
lejre of layinjr the wearv, homeless
body on tbe bare floor, with often
many others a the floor can Accom
modate. And if even the two cents
are not forthcoming? Then, no matter
how low the mercury falls, there are
the staeels to pace to keep from freez
ing, till the tired feet ran Lear it no
longer, and the wearied frame is forced
to hide itself in ihe mo-t shelter
corner, with Ihe winter wind for a
iniiaoy anu peiuaps tue snow ior
Th?re is no pleasure" in dwelling
upon the details of wretched lives and
squalid homes, but we who live in com
fort should know of the miseries of
others, not only by way of learning to
be thankful for our own greater b'ess
ings, but that we may fe-l inspired to
give from the store that ha.s been given
us for the relief of the destitute who
are .as much children of God as we ava.
Several of the French railway
companies and other public bodies
have resolved on having their pri g
lone i n green instead of white pp.''"
The reason for the alteration ia i - "
they believe the combination of wL
paper with black characters endaage. -.
;he eyesight of their work-peoplew
Black on green has always been reco- J
ilxad as a gxl comUaaf -nany
railway tickets &r ".