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LEBANON, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 0, 1888.
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K.uiar aavarusenieots lasertea upon mwraj terms.
Cite fg Immm &tytt&.
LSBAKOJT LODGE, NO. 44. A. P. ft A. M : Mea
at Uifir new ball in Maitonto Block, on Saturday
.reuiuc on or baton ta. 1 uli moon.
j WAsaoN. w. u.
UBAITOX LODGE, NO. 47, t. O. O. F.: MooU 8at-
uruy reutDf of aoh a Odd Frllnw'a Hall.
Main UM; tlsittoc arathrau eonUallj Invited to
J. J. UaAKLlOU, If. U.
HOXOR LorXJB HO. S3. A. O. XT. W . Lebaoon.
Oregn: M cots itvorj ftrnt and thtrd Thursday ersn
tnaa la th month. V. H. ROSCOK. M. W.
DR. A. H. PETERSON,
Filling and Extracting Teeth Specialty.
. LEBANON. OEEOON.
Office in W, C. Peterson's jewelry store.
WA11 work warranted. Charges rannabl e
C. H. HARMON,
BARBER & HAIRDRESSER,
Skarlnf, Hair Cuttfixt and Snampoolnf tn th
afar Fatronag raspeetfaUjr solicited.
Gt. Charles Hotel,
B. W. Oornar Mate and Sherman Streets, twa Blocks
Eaatot & it. Depot,
H. E. PARRISH, Proprietor.
Tables Supplied with the Best the Market
A nor as.
ft am pis Booms and tha Best Accommodations for
-GENERAL STAGE OFFICE.-
I. F. CONN,
Plana aaa Speelfieatlana Famished
aa Hhert Xetiee.
ILL USDS OF CABPENTE2 WOSI ME
And Satisfaction Guaranteed.
jarPRICES VERY REASONABLE."
Albany Mi liefcameat. Or.
Groceries and Provisions.
TOBACCO & CICARS,
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
taeestaware aa daeaware,
I .a asp, aad La sap Fixtures.
Slain St.. Lebanea. Otf.
JsTJIIl. at KGLLESBERttER,
Fresh and Salted Beef and
Bacon anl Lard always en Hani.
Main Street, Lebanon, Or.
I CtWAX. J. M. RLSTC K, J. W. CtSICK.
BANK OF LEBANON
Transacts a General Banking
Aocoon1 Kept Subject to Check.
EXCHANGE SOLD ON
Usw Tori. San Praucisco, PortlaM am
Collections Made on Favor
f able Terms.
A Russian law forbids the use o!
exvl imation points ia newspaper ar
ticles in that eounlrv.
There are 900 beet sugar factories
in Europe. France manufactures 600,
000 tons of sugar, and Germany 1,024,-
An Athens (Ga.) paper mill is re
ported to have turned out a sheet of
manila paper six miles in length and
five feet wide, without a break.
In Germany very nearly twelve
pounds of sugar are now made from
100 pounds of beets, tbe cost of the
production being only two cents per
Thk pig iron product of the United
States in 1887 was 6,417,148 tous,
much the largest on record. The next
largest production was in 1SS6, when
5,683.329 gross tons were turned out.
The introduction of natural gas at
Pittsburg has displaced the use of
4,500,000 tons of coal a year. One-
half of the SO.OOO houses in Pittsburg
use the natural gs for fuel and light.
ISbab the town of Soleure, Switzer
land, a bird's nest was recently found
which was constructed entirely of the
imperfect watch springs thrown out
from the workshops. It has been de
posited in the local museum.
The largest cotton mill in.the world
is said to be located at Krauholm, in
Russia. The establishment coutains
340,000 spindles and 2,200 looms, dis
poses of a force cf 6,300 horse-power,
and gives employment to 7,000 hands.
A hale child one year old, tn
weighing only one pound, is on.exhi-
bition in Minnesota. The midget
weighed eix ounces at birth. Its bed
is a doll's cradle, which rest upon a
stand at the side of the mother's bed.
The child is hearty, lively, intelligent
For the twelve months ending De
cember 21, 1887, the total number of
immigrants arrived in the Uuited
States was 509,281, as compared with
386,631 persons arrived during the
preceding twelve months. Of the
above number 125,742 were from
Great Britain and Ireland and 85,926
Repbkskntative Hermann has re
signed from service on the House
Committee on Manufactures, in con
sequence of an understanding with
Buchanan of Sew Jersey, who had re
signed his place on th Committee on
Indian Depredation Claims. Hermann
was assigned to service on Indian
The statistical returns at the Agri
cultural Department for March show
the cera crop to be the smallest since
1884, estimated at 508,000,000 bushels,
a decrease of about 100,000,000 from
last year. The indicated stock of
wheat in the hands of farmers is 1 32,
000,000 bushels, as against 122,000,000
bushel j at the same time one year ago.
A new British industry is the prep
aration of basic slag for agricultural
manure. The material is pulverized
by machinery to such an extent that
the finished product will puss through
a sieve of ten thousand holes to the
square inch. The fertilizing proper
ties of this slag are due to the large
proportion of iron and phosphoric acid
which it contains.
The House Committee on Pensions
estimate that the payment of $8 per
month to survivors of Indian ware,
from 1832 to 1842, and their widows,
will amount to $600,000. T'.ere were
63,963 men engaged in the Florida,
Blaekhawk, Cherokee and Creek wars,
of whom 47,520 were volunteers, 1.116
regulars, and 3,000 sailors. Eight
dollars will be paid to all who served
The tower which is being erected
by the Russians bn the highest point
of the Mount of Olives is already sev
eral stories high, but one more is to be
added. The object is to make it bo
high that both the Mediterranean and
Dead Seas may be seen from the top
A number of bells will be placed in the
tower. In digging the foundation
seven Christian graves were found,
together with an inscription in Gretk,
in which the word "Stephanus" could
yet be deciphered.
A New York, man has invented a
device to save horses in case of fire.
It can be worked either by electricity
or hand. At a certain temperature a
bell will ring, and the moment the
bell shall ring the doors will fly open
the horses will be unhitched and two
small streams of water will strike each
horse in the face. To escape the wa
ter the horses will back out of the
stalls, and once out of them they will
have an opportunity of seeing a way
of escape through the doors.
I he use of Slang.
Clergyman Nothing better illus
trates the degeneracy of the ago thac
tbe extent to which slang is now used.
, ! should remark.
"People who claim refinement in
terlard their sentences with slang
Even the ladies can not talk with
out slinging in a lot of sewer language.
"Yes, they get there just as well as
"It makes me tired to think of it."
"Here too." Lincoln Journal.
Everything - of General Interest in a
Tramps in Roseburg aro put to work
Milton is already arranging for a
Fourtn of July celebration.
The O. R. fc N. Co's taxes in Union
county amounted to $7,654.68.
In Douglas county. Volney Oden
killed a large eagle measuring seven
feet from tip to tip.
The census taken by the city au
thoritiea shows Midford to contain
over 1,000 inhabitants.
Crump, convicted at Heppncr of
manslaughter, was sentenced to fifteen
years' imprisonment and to pay a fine
Patents have been grmted to Pat
rick F. McUee, Oreiron City, e ir heater,
Frank J. Crout h, Eugene City, appa
ratus for heating cars.
A man named Sawyer drodped dead
on the Sandy road about a mile and a
half from East Portland. The cause
of death was heart disease.
Wm. E. Pinkstan ws found dead
in his room in a hotel in East Portland.
The jury returned a verdict of death
front an overdose of morphine, acci
The State Board of Immigration has
is.-ued a public appeal for aubscrip
tions to aiu in advertising the resources
of Oregon. They desire to expend
$2,500 monthly fr that purpose.
The Stockmen's Association of Lone
Creek, Grant county, elected the fol
lowing officers: 8. Reynolds, presi
dent; Ed. C. Allen, vict-'presiuent ; J.
W. Keeney secretary ; U. 3. L. Smith.
treat u re r.
James Bran ley, convicted of urine
the town of Lexington, was sentenced
to nve years' imtnsjument. James
Cannon's case was postponed. He
was indicted for complicity in the
burning of Lexington.
All the registers and receivers of the
various land offices in Oregon have
sent a petition to the Secretary of the
Interior, requesting him to urge Con
gress to make an ample appropriation
for survey of public lands in Oregon.
George Barker, a Portland painter.
lost all the fingers of one hand by the
explosion of a fulminating cap. Not
knowing the dangerous nature of the
explosive he began to pick at it with
a pocket knife, with the above result.
Nat. McEwin met with a fearful
death near Fossil. He was leading a
fractious horse bv a rone attached to
his wrist, when the animal became
frightened and ran away, dragging
McEwm until be was fatally injured.
Congress has appropriated $5,000
with which to replace tbe cable be
tween Astoria and Fort Canby. For
a time it was thought the old cable
eoulJ be raised and repaired, but this
was found to be lui practicable, as in
places the cable was found to be cov
ered with sand to a depth of ten feet
ArticUs of Incorporation of the
Northwest Industrial Association have
been filed in the (ffice of the count
clerk of Multnomah county. The
association has a capital stock of $100,-
000, and its object is to purchase land
and erect buildings in Portland in
which to hold fairs for tbe display o!
mechanical, agricultural, mineral and
other products of the State.
The little 6-year-old daughter of
Geo. Will, a farmer living near Au
rora, was fatally burned. Accotn
panied by neighboring children, thc-
little girl went out in the field where
the farm hands were burning tip old
rubbish, such as dry grass, etc. Her
drees caught fire, and before proper
assistance could be given her, s le wjk
burued so badly that she died the fol
Fire broke out in the upper story of
the Eureka hotel at Perrydale, Polk
county, and soon enveloped the entire
building. The names spread to other
buildings, and notwithstanding the
great exertions of the citizens and
many people from the surrounding
country who had been attracted by the
fire, the hotel, furniture store, machine
shop and grocery store near by burned
to the ground. Wiih great difficulty
the remainder of the town was saved.
The lepers confined at the poor farm
near Portland, some ten r twelve,
frequently leave the farm in a body,
vieit Jrortland and demand money of
their countrymen. They are nat
modest in their demands generall)
asking for $200 or $300. This is usu
ally paid, but the last time the Chinese
merchants refused the demand and
tbe Chief of Police herded the lepen
in tbe ss house and induced tbem to
return to the poor f irm by promising
to send thm a supply of food and
Fire broke out in the Stanley chair
factory at balem, and in a few mo
ments the entire structure was in
dimes. Considerable difficulty was
experienced by the fire department in
securing water. The factory wa
burned tntirely to the ground, except
the engine and dry rooms, which were
of brick, and the roof of which only
was destroyed. The establishment and
machinery were the property of the
Stanley chair factory and were valued
at about $15,000. There was no in
Mirance upon them. Messrs. Mount
& McMillan, lessees, had been operat
ing the factory but a short time, and
they lose several thousand dollars
worth of stock, upon which there ic
insurance of $1,500. This was the
only factory of any importance in
Salem, and about twenty-four hands-
men and wamen are thrown out of
employment. It is stated the ownei
will make an offer to Mount & Mc
Millan to turn ov. r :he propeity saved
if they will rebuild the establishment.
Wise laws and just restraints are
to a noble nation n t chains, but chain
mail stiength ard defense though
something also of an incumbrance. Th
power and glory of all creatures, and
all consist in their obedience, not in
their freedom. The sun has no liberty
a dead leaf has 'much. The dust of
which you are formed has no liberty
Its liberty will come with its corrup
To suffer through those we lore is
ten times worse than to suffer our
selves. SomtrviU J?umaL
DOWN IN ARKANSAW.
A fart or th Country Vf h.r. th. Natl
Trotee 1 h.ins.lT.a AffaJnst 8trangra.
James Land ng. if some change o!
the Mississippi has not carried thi
place away, is on the Arkansas shore
three or four hours' run above Mem
phis. 1 started back into the countrj
one summer day to soe an old triena
living about five miles from the Land
ing. The merchant at the river bank
loaned me a mulo, strapped on an ole
potato sack for a saddle, and the start
was made in good shape. There isn't
the least necessity tor any othnr sl-angei
to go over that road. In order to save
all trouble it may be stated that that
strip of Arkansas is composed oi
swamps, ague, mosquitoes, rattlesnakes
watermelons and crows. It was in tha
dryeat season of the year and the peo
ple were praying for rain, and yet that
mule couldn't be got otf a walk on ac
oouut of the mud. Twice he got stuck
faftt on the very crest of what tlipy call
lulls, ami na man t tear bimaell loose
until the crows settled so thickly
around n that terror came to inspire
Half the dis'ance had been accom
plished when a log cabin was discov
ered to the right of the road and sev
eral rods off. I wai terribly thirsty
and reined toward the bouse, but had
not yet covered half the distance when
a pa k of dogs broke loooe from some
where and came around the corner of
the hut. There were dog of all shades
and breeds and colors, except poodles
and pug,. I had time to notice a
bioo.l-boiin I as high a a yearling calf,
and a bull-do built something Tike a
cider barrel, when the mule made a
break over a field of sickly corn and
into the timber. Before he was across
the field three or four of the dogs had
bittvn him on the legs and the bloo I
hound had jumped clear over him a
he made a grab at me. Right nnder
the low branches of a great old tree
ru-died the mule, and it wat either to
be swept off or to climb off. I seized a
br.tnch and let him pvsj from under
roe, and next moment was looking
town upon sevn ye'ping, bowling,
lisappo nt h! curs. Thev seemed to
feel something like a man does when
tbe sub-otTiee clones the circuit on him
as he is blowing up thj grocer for not
i.-nverinj tnosa goods, in about hre
minutes a woman in a poke bonnet and
arrymj a snot-gun on ber shoulder
rai across the field, an 1 aa she came
near enough to make out the object in
t'.'.Q tree she halted and exclaimed:
"Shoo! but I thought it was acxin"'
"Sorry to disappoint you. ma'am.
Pie se ca!l off your doss.
"So I can come down.
"I shan't do nothiu' of the kind? You
s new to thess parts, and you don't
com d wn till I call Jim.
"Vhre is he?"
"At the saw-unll, over on the
"Well, please hurry an. Tm terri
bly thirsty, and these iu.s juitoei are
enough to drive one crazy. ,
"es. I reckon; Lull oeret- koowwl
an honest man to take to a tree f The
log, will sea that tou don't come dowa
afore i bring Jim!
It was just an hour and a half before
ilie return. -d with ber old ma-i, and he
was carrying a club in his hand, l.'ur-
n this interval the air around me iru
iterallr alive with ni iuitOis. I killed
em by" the thouaud. but where one
aid down h:s life for his country three
,i t- th bona and n-.snAl til hr.tr
f it.The dog remained on guanC
iud bvvay of keeping up my spirits
he blood-hound tried his jumping
powers. 1 was iweive leet up. tie
could lumii eleven ieei ana six incnes.
le tried it.,over and over again, hut
thin was tha best he could do. The
'ull dog ha i aome thoujht of gnawing
he tree down, but gave up the idea
if ter working fifteen minutes. The
ithers sat and glared at me and
a.. 1 m
ma'Keu their enp anu tasiea quail
in toast. When Jim and his wife were
tlone to the tree t hey h alte I and she said :
"I harshim, up f nar .
"Now. Bets, describe him. for I'm
too nirhsighted to gotbis pints. How's
is ha rr ...
short." v y i;
"Is he sailer complected" -uv--"No."
"Fat or lean?" , i
"Kind o' between."
Chaw plug or fine cut?
"Skeeters takin to him?"
-And he was ridia' Davis old mule.
"Stranger, who be you. whar you
oin" an' who do vou know in these
ure parts?" asked Jim, aa he came a
I made him a stump-speech two min
ites long, and he turned to his wif
"Well. Bets ha talks spjarV'
'But he may be lying," she pro
"Yes. that's so. Reckon I'd better
Cfo'n git the Kurnel."
"Look here, but I want to get down! '
shouted. "If these mosquitoes don't
at me up in another half hour I shall
:ertainly die of thirst. What's the
matter with you, any way? Do you
take me for a" wild animal?11
"Stranger, there's bin carryings on
in this huddle of late. I've lost a hog;
'oe Smith has lost a mule; Pete Col
lins' wife has run away; the old man
A'illiams took a drink of buttermilk
and fell dead, and Bets has bin dream in'
f snaix andslch. Don't blame me fur
wantin' to know who's who. Have you
;ot ary gun?
Wall, I think we'll take the chance
We'll stand on that knoll and call ofl
the dogs, and you kin come down and
jo ver way. Beta will keep the gun
kinder pinted your way, but it won't
;o off unless you stop too long."
' They retreated to the spot designated
ind 1 droppud down. The bull-dog
nade a jump, but the woman rolled
lira over with a kick, and as I reached
-he highway and waved the pair a faro--veil
she cried out:
"Mebbe we was too skeary, stranger.
ut these is awful t mcs for lone wiru
uin. M. Quad, in Detroit Free Pro.
The fact that fifteen to twenty-five
Ueamers a month are now arriving at
he mouth of the C ngo illustrates the
growth of commerce in that region
uncs Stanley showed the importance
f the great river. O.ie ocean steamer
as already ascended the river to
Boma, fifty miles from the sea, and
he bost channels are boing marked by
iuoys, so that deep-draught vessels
nay safely navigate the lower river.
Oil tie hotels for the entertainment of
xavelers hare-bjen b Jilt at Banana
BENNIE ANi NANNIE.
Th First ftlppl. oai th. Smooth Barfao
of Ttt.lr loans; lr.
"Ben Harker, I don't care, you're
ust as mean as you can Iks."
"O. now. Nan, you're Joking.'
i "No. I ain't, no such thing!"
"Yes, you ara."
"I aw't.' And If vou think vou can
lead me around bv the nose, vou'ra
very much mfotakeri."
"Pshaw, Nan, what have I "
" don't play second fiddle to no one.
Mr. Ben Harker!"
"O. you don't?"
"No, I don't, and TH let you know
it! you think I care any thing for you)
"Of course you do."
"Humph! over my left shoulder!"
"O. come. Nan, you know you think
fin sweet as sorghum."
"aov, you think that's imartf"
"Well, isn't it?"
."I'd ask If I was you? You think
you're dreadful sharp anyhow."
"U. or course I do."
Better look out or you might fall
down aud cut yourself sm arty!"
"O. say; let s kiss and make up."
"Yes I think I tee myself! Go and
kls your dear. $weH. beau-fee-At.
lovely, VI nv Jackson if you want to
kiss any hotly." '
O-o-o. so It's Viny that's put your
nose out of joint."
"Jf noe out of joint! As If cared
he wrappings of my finger for Vine
Jackson or oi either. Ben Harker!
You're no more to me, I can assure
you, tban the dirt under my feet!"
Ala t hey?"
No. you're not! Thousht you
could twit tn around vourl'ttle finwr
as you do her, eh?"
"Now. Nan. you know that I no more
eare lor Vine than nothing, and "
"Aw, no of course not; tagging at
her heel all the time like you was her
verv shadow itself!"
"Why, Nan. I '
"You are, too! you are. you are. you
are! J ve been watching vou!" .
I thought you didn't care."
"Care? care? Pooh! it's nothing
to ma Be her shadow if you're a mind
"Well, what you kicking up such a
row for. then? Come, Nan, you know
I love you like all fury."
"1 es you dor'
"I do. too." v
"In a horn."
"No, sir. honest Injun!"
Well, what you tag Vine so for.
"O. just for for for greens."
"You're dead in lova with her."
With Yin. 1 O. your granny's
nightcap! Yob must think I'm bad off
for something to love."
"Well, you shan't come to see vie
ev'ry S-inday night and shine up to
me ackson all the rest of the week.
All' right,' Nan; now we're made
"I I 1 guess so what you do-
"Folks kUa when they make up. I
guess. I s p se that s the reason you
got up this fuss."
'O-o-o you mem thina! Tee. hee.
Lee!" Zena Dane in Tid-Bits.
The Bell of Justice.
Here is a beautiful story which may
or may not be true, but ought to be
true, if only for the Ies,on it conveys.
In Atri. one of the old cities of Italy,
which you will not find on modern
maps so the story goes the King
caused a bell to be hung in a tower in
one of the public squares and called it
the "Bell of Justice," and commanded
that any one who had been wronged
should ring the bell, and so call the
magistrate of the city and ask and re
ceive justice. When, in course of time.
the lower end of the bell rope rotted
away, a wild vine was tied to it to
engthen it; and. one day. an old and
starving horse, that had been aban
doned by its owner and turned out to
die. wandered into the tower, and in
trying to eat tha vine, rang the belL
And the magistrate of the city, coming
to see who had rung 'the bell, found
this old and starving horse. And he
caused the owner of the horse, in whoe
service he had toiled and been worn
out, to be summoned before him, and
decreed that as this poor horse had
rung the Bell of Justice he should have
justice, and that during the remainder
of the horse's life his owner should
provide for him proper food aud drink
nd stable. Golden Days.
Swedish Family Names.
Although there are many Swedes in
this country but few Americans under
stand the old system of naming still
used in Sweden. I often hear people
ak how it is that the names of so
many Swedes end in "son." My moth
er's name was Eric Johnson and I was
named Eric. In Sweden my name was
Eric Ericson. When I came to this
country I did as all Swedes do when
they emigrate took my father's name.
This system of naming was never in
vogue among the Normans or Saxons
and every person who is named Nelson
or Johnson or Thompson or any other
son may be sure that he is a descend
ant of the old Scandinavian freebooters.
Kansas Cili Times.
A Chicago dealer in furnishing
goods for men recetitly reclved as a
sample a made-up four-in-hand scarf
of rattlesnake skin. The tip rattlo
the button was set in the scarf as a
pin. and the general effect was remarka
ble. Tho skin glistened, the colors
changing with every movement. This
affair was sent from Texas by a man
who wants to supply the market with
rattlesnake scarfs and thinks the sup
ply of Texas rattlesnakes is large
enough to warrant the undertaking.
That the lack of will power is the
sause of dire misfortunes in some men
is evident by the story of a resident of
Louisville, who after losing his last dol
lar in a bucket shop, wrote a piteous
letter to the proprietor begging him to
refund twenty dollars, and promising
if the money was received to leave the
town and engage in honest labor. The
money was sent, and the next day the
man s body was found in the river.
Me had lost the sum in another bucket
ihop, aud. driven to desperation, had
taken his life. Chicago Times.
... QUEER BIOGRAPHIES.
rn Kraals of P.rasltUag Kara. Caaaraasr
ta Writ. Mis Un History.
It Is well known that the Senators
nd Congressmen write' their own biog
unities that appear in the Congres
sional directory. This fact makes them
til the more interesting. The states
men are allowed in a general way to
say what they plnaso, but there are
plenty of instances where the compiler
l tbe directory has to do some pretty
borough pruning in tbe way of quan
ity, p.nd correction in the way of the
grammar and orthography.
One Arkansas Congressman wrote an
answer to the usual request that would
have filled a dozen pages of the direc
tory. He gave the full history of his
n and his wife's families, the char
acteristics of his children, the names of
the husbands and wives and children
of those married, and introduced sev
eral illustrated sketches ia bear and
bee and-coon hunting. He Introduced
a poem on spring written by his second
eldest son.'garethe names of two young
fellows, rivals for the hand of one of
his daughters named "Pink." and de
scribed the distress he was suffering
over the question of which she would
chooso. The compiler cut the 'biog
raphy" down to eighty lines.
Another member from Georgia de
scribed among other things aa inflic
tion be had endured in the form of a
skin disease, and named the patent
medicine manufacture! in his State by
which he was en red. and advised all
his prospective brother Congressmen
to use the same medicine if they" be
came Mmilarly affected.
This advertisement was eat oat, of
course, a performance that cut the
Congressman off from a handsome
sum. probably, . which be wonld have
received from the enterprising firm of
manufacturers of the "blood purifier."
A Kentucky Congressman once in
his biography described a stock farm
owned by him, named the horses, gave
their pedigree, records and prices.
Another Kentockian mentioned,
raong other events of his eventful
life, the number of fights he had been
in, and gave descriptions of two in
each of which he had killed a man,
and gave the names of the men he had
One Ohio man gave the nnraber of
sheep he owned, the fluctuations in the
prices of wool ia an elaborate table
and introduced a strong protest agaiut
the reduction of the duty on wooL al)
of which was sacrificed.
A Congressman ffoin Iowa sent in
his biography in verse, and very bad
Another front the same State stated
that lis was liviiio; separate from hi
ife. but in a detailed statement laid
all the blame upon ber and appealed to
bis brother Congre.S:nen to overlook
tbe matter, and to the Speaker not to
allow himself to bo influenced by it I
assigning him to committees
You can make a pretty fair estimate
of the men in Congrrss by their biogra
phies, and it is aa interesting thiug to
look them over. Cincinnati Uaxe'.te.
Lady (to find mamma) "O, the
little boy will improve as he grows
lder." Fond Mamma "His papa
gets out of patience with him! He in
tends to educate him. as he will be
good for nothing else." Judge.
The Red river fmse over at AVin-
ulpeg this year earlier than at any
time within seventeen years.
Bow Moaaollaa Laborers ta tKo Crlsasa
Drivo Oat O.ram.0 farmers,
I should not for a moment imagine
that the Crim Tartars have learned
much of the Irish agrarian science of
boycotting through the channels of the
Russian press as the Russian vernacu
lar is only very imperfectly understood
among them. let tbey have devel
oped during recent years a system of
boycotting the German proprietors in
the Crimea, which appears to have
been highly successful. The lands
formerly apportioned by the crown to
thirty thousand Tartars in the Crimean
peninsula have through the nomadic
habits and ignorance of these people
been gradually and easily acquired by
the princely and other large proprietors
for what may, in these instances be
very appropriately termed old songs.
These lands have been subleased, in
most cases to the ubiquitous and enter
prising Germans. All these estates
are worked by Tartar labor, and so
long as the proprietor was there or a
descendant of one of the old Tartar
chieftain families things went smooth
ly. A German agriculturist with capi
tal a few years ago discovered in these
broad tracts and cheap bargains a
promising field for enterprise, with the
prospect never absent from the Russo-
German's visions 4 gradually ousting
and supplanting the native. This how
ever, required time, but the German
reckoned on the long-suffering patience
of the industrious, sober, ignorant and
stolid-looking Mongolian laborer. The
result has proved the German proprie
tor to have been a long way out of bis
sanguine reckoning. n many rases
he acquired estates covering areas of
from fifty thousand to two hundred
thousand acres, but the entry of the
German into possession of his estates
was the signal for a rapid migration of
every Tartar laoorcr and herdsman.
The Tartar proprietors who were his
neighbors refused the services of theii
horses oxen tnd camels at any price,
no matter how tempting. The store
keepers in the neighboring towns and
fairs would not supply the German's
wants. This Tartar boycotting has
now succeeded in driving the greater
number of the German proprietors to
abandon their estates and holdings at
ruinous losses. The Governor of the
district has now submitted a project to
the imperial Government for the re
purchase of these lands and their di
vision among the Tartars. It is further
proposed that in addition to these
crown grants of small holdings to some
twenty-five thousand Tartars the Gov
ernment shall in all necessitous cases
supply each Tartar family with a few
necessary agricultural implements and
a yoke of oxen. There is little doubt
that this project will not be accepted
by the Government. London Daily
THE LTMEKIIN CLU3.
Brother Gardner's Conservative Kalo7 aa
a Deceased llrotner.
As soon as Elder Toots bad eeased
tn Tng to cough up the vest-buckle he
wallowed in West Virginia the year
the war broke out, and Whalebone
Hon ker and Pickles Smith bad settled
on the date of the discovery of America
as 1721, the windows were put down
and Brother Gardner said:
"Death has once more Invaded our
ranks. I yosterdty received a letter
containing de informashun dat Krokus
Desplaines an honory member living
atGriflln. Ga.. had expired from airth
away. Has any m-sinber any thin to
Jud e Cadaver offered a resolution
of sympathy for the bereaved widow
and fatherless children
Syntax Johnson moved that Paradise
Hall be draped in mourning for the
spare of sixty days.
The Rev. Penstock moved that what
was the Limekiln Club's loss was the
deceased brother's eternal gain.
Buckingham Jones suggested that
the club contribute the sum of $5,000
towards a monument with aa angel
perched on top.
"Gem'len." said the President as he
waved them down. "I knew Krokus
welL In fack. he am de only man who
eber stole my dog. Ho has eaten at
my house, an I has slept ia his 'an'
looken breakfast in de nighest second
class hotel. We shall adopt a xkednle
about as follows: 'Wa am grieved dat
Krokus has passed away, but would he
have amounted to shucks had he libed?
"He was kind to de poor, but be stole
rhickuns from de rich.
"He was honest an' upright, but he
neber had a chance to trade hoeses or
beat a street kyar company.
He had many virtues but dev war
offset by many vices. While he would
have established an orfan asylum if he
had de money to do it. he invariably
tried to pay his dues wid trade dollars
or counterfeit halves.
"While we hope he am better off, we
shata't be ober-anxious to inquar fur
him when we reach de nex' world.
"Gem'len. Krokus Desplaines was an
aiverage man. He libed in de aiver
ge war, mix! a' de good an de bad
till you couldn't alius tell wheder to
find him leanin ober de front gait
nrhia' on de grass behin de ba'n.
He had his good an his bad streaks,
an we shan't praise de fust an con
ceal de las. If he am better off we
am glad vf it. If he has gone to any
wuss kentry dn dis it am our solomn
dooty to feel as sorry as we know how.
Any resolushuns menshnin' his wife an
ehillen am so much talk frown away,
fur be was too lazy to support a wife
an' consekentlr nebber got roar'd.
We will hang a cheap piece o' crape on
de doah an forgive him de six shillin'
dues he owed de club." Detroit Tree
NOT A BIT AFRAID.
The Aarentarons aad Alnaoat aVarvalear
Daring at Use U.atl.r Sea.
, TTboever knows any thing, knows tha'
it is aa insult to the courage and gooo
sense of womankind in general to in-si-tuato
in poor jokes that they are al.
mortally afraid of harmless mice and
peaceful cows. Many women wil
march right np to the most ferociou
row as fearlessly and as grandly as a
warrior marches into battle, aad. like
the warrior, she combines discretion
with her courage, and knowa when to
I saw such s woman the other day.
Three er four female friends were with
her. A cow croased their path and the
friends began to shriek.
"Bah!" cried the brave woman,
who's afraid of an old bossy oow? I'm
not one bit afraid."
Then she marohed up to "eld bossy,"
who was peacefully chewia her cud
w" -h half-closed eyes.
Go 'way," said fearless female
firmly; "go right away from here."
"Bossy" didn't move an inch, "Go
,maj, I tell you; go right off from nnder
The cow had nothing ta say to this,
nor did she "go way." Then a num
ber three fool was stamped firmly on
the ground, a six-by-seven handker
chief was fluttered in the animal's fa;e,
and the woman Said:
'Ynn crrtino now? (Vr wv
v & 9 "j -
right straight off! Hurry off. you hor
rid thing! I'm not one bit afraid.
. "O. you'll be kitted! Come away.
Run' shrieked the four fern ties their
heads appearing in a row at the top of
a high board fence behind which the
rest of them were concealed.
Poou. i'ac aof afra'.d!" retorted
the one or vaunting spirit. 'Tm look
ing the animal right in the eye shoo!
shoo! Go off! you hear me! golong'
you're not a nice bossy to act sol Put
Then she opened her parasol and
poked it back and forth.
"Now. go." she said, "or Til TU
kil yon. indeed 1 will?
She picked up a stone and threw it
with terrific force, and one of the
bonuetted heads behind the fence, and
also behind the fearless woman, went
down whilj a feminine voice shrieked
O-o-o-o-ht I'm killed! I'm killed!
my eye's put out! O-h!"
Then the cow walked lazily away,
and the five woman soon after disap
peared, one of them with her left eye
dona up in a handkerchief. Tid-BiU.
A lady in San Franc'sco had three
canaries so tame that tbev flew about
the house at will. One sickened and
died suddenly. The dead body wis
taken from the cage and laid on a ta-
b e. and the other two new to it and
examined it carefully. Then they went
back to their cages and for over thirty
days neither of them uttered a note.
After that period of mourning was over
they piped np and sang as of old.
H. i. tun.
An exchange has an article headed
"How to Make a Japanese Fan." One
good way would be to dress- a Japa
nese in a lufialo robe, put a mustard-
plaster on his scalp, and then stand
him over the register. SomtrviUe
Journal. - t
Rub the tea kettle with kerosene
and ooltsh with a dry flannel clotlw
SEALS AND SEALSKINS.
Where tbe Host TalaaMe Fa
. Suedee Are Foand.
While a great many people are inter
ested in sealskins most ot them have a
rather vague idea as to the animal,' -'
iroin wnicn iney are sirippeo. i
every spring, when it is announced I
that the Juan Maven hunters haiaW
brought 20,000. 30.000. 50,000 or 60,0v0 t
to Dundee, or that those who rendez- ,
vous at St. John's or Harbor Grace
have landed 200,000 or more, the prirta
which especially concern themselves i
with ladies dress are filled ' -
with jubilation over the ap-
proaching cheapness of tha fur to pos- ?
ess which seems to constitute the acme
of female ambition. In reality these
captures off Newfoundland or in the ;
Arctic sea have no effect whatever tm
the fur market. They are "hair""',
seals, of no value except for their hides
out of which leather is made, or for
their blabber. No fnr seals in the j
sealskin-jacket sense of the term, are '
found in the North ' At- ? ,
lantie. They are almost entirely con- J
fined to the North and South Pacific
From the South Shetland and the
Georgian Islands the sea's once so
abundant, have almost vanished; and
nor Marion Isle, the Elephant Isle and
Amsieraam. nor even me xnsiam aa i
Cunha yield any thing like the n timber
they once did. The early adventurers -J
who first fell among the "Rookeries'
ia these localities seem to have had
sueh a glorious time that their less for
tunate successors can not help envying
them, even at the distance of a centu.-y,
thongh sealskins were not so valuable
in those far-away days. In 1800. when
the fur-seal business was at it height
at the Georgian Islands 112.000 seals
were taken, of which 57.003 were se
cured by a single ship. Between the
years 1820 and 1821 over 800,000 seals
were taken at the South Shetland
Islands alone, thongh. in addition to
tbe number of old ones killed
for their fur. not fewer than
one hundred thousand newly born
yonng died in consequence of the de- -
struction of their mothers. So indis
criminate wa the slaughter that when
ever a iual reacha.l tha IwMfh nn mat-
ter what age, it was immediately
lnKlt "1 h m MraH a! el,,. .iit.l. r-e f t
was soon apparent. In 182 the enor
mous herds in the South Shetland had
been exterminated, and in 1830 sealing
in the South Sea was pronounced a los
ing business the old resorts of the an
imals having been abandoned oe '
"cleared out, ' so that hunters had ta
go lonner aneui or oe content win
pronts mncn smaller or mnen more
precarious At this day far seals of
u.uerent species are picaeu up axi
.1 -tr . - - i i t.
through the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic
regions as well as along the - f
coast of Japan and Siberia, as far a t
Kamschatka, the Ktririries and Behr-
ing Strait, From California, north
ward three species are found. A V;
few are seen on the shores of Call-" I'-,
fornia. Oregon and Washington Terrt J ,
tory. and the Indians of Vancouver I ' v
land and British Columbia find a mod- ?
erate profit in those which they kilL ILH,
is. nowever, no hqui me jrrjoiio i , ox -
Seal Islands off the shores- of Alaska, '
are reached tb--the fur seal attains its
maximum. These islets are leased by -
the United States Government to a
commercial company, who are bound
by their contract, made ia pursuance
of an act of Congress not to kill more
than 75, 000 a year on St. Paul's Island,
or more than 25.000 on St. George's Is
land, thongh the Secretary of the - J
Treasury has power to alter the rati
for each island if he pleases or t
extend the period for killing them front aw
June to the 15th of Augnsr. and
then after an interval during Septem
ber and October. The killing of fa-
male seals and seals less than one year
old and. arc or, g other regulations te -
the same effect, the use of firearms oi
other means tending to drive the seals
away from the islands are expressly
forbidden. No dogs are permitted on
the islands and no vessels other than
those employed by the company are
permitted to touch there or land any
persona or merchandise, except in case
of shipwreck or vessels in "distress
The method of capture is to drive the
seals into heads or "pods -where hcy
are leisurely disoatched bv t&e blew-
of a club on the head. London Stand
POISON ON THE WALL
Danger Larking In Carol aoalj-3tado
"Do you mean to say that von ued
that paper on yonr bed-room walls?"
"Well. I can hardly pity you. A"
man ought to know enough not to use
such a cheap grade of green paper, es
pecially on the walls of his sleeping
"My wife bought it," explained the
"Well," returned the doctor. "Lpn
will know better next time. It is ex4f
treroely fortunate that none of your
family died of the poison." '
"This man. remarked the doctor,
who is a well known analytical chem
ist of upper Broadway, to a reporter,
when the customer had left his labor
atory, "brought some cheap, green
wall paper to me for analysis. It had
made himself and his family ilL I
found that the carpet of the room waa
permeated 'with the dnst of arsenite of
copper. There was one-quarter of one
per cent, of this poison in the piece of
carpet I examined. The air must have
been full of this dust, which is so fine
aa to be almost invisible. It is a won
der that no one in the house died from
the effects of this poison.
All rrMi, n,n-r i. nrtC: Whiarkmm,.9
""- r I - I
"No, but there Is hardly a variety of
wall paper, whatever iu color may be,
that does not contain arsenite of cop
per, which is poisonous. But when
wall paper is skillfully made there is
no danger of poison. It is only those 1
kinds that are so carelessly prepared i
that a dust which is composed princi- J
pally of this poison falls of. fills the air
and the carpet, to be inhaled by those i
who live in the room. It ia not aloaa
the low-priced paper, which ia danger- -s
ous; often the most costly kind have -'
this fault- Very few cases, however,
are reported, and the danger is not so .
widespread as some persons may in- .
agine." N. T. Mail and Esfr. 'r