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LEBANON, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 1888.
LEBANOX LODGE, NO. 44. A. F. A. M.: Meet
at their new ball in Mamuiio Block, on Satuiuaj
.veidus, on or before the full moon.
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LKBANON LODGE, NO. 4?, I. O. O. T.; Meets Sat
urday ereutug of ea wk. at Odd Ftllw's Hull.
Main street; TUtUing erettirert cordially iuvited to
attend, J. J. CHARLTON, 21. O.
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Oregon: Meet efery lirt auxl third Thursday even,
iiiga ia the month. F. H. KOSCOJS. M. W.
DR. A. H. PETERSON,
Filling and Extracting Teeth a Specialty.
Office in W. C. Peterson's jewelry store.
&rAU work warranted. Charges reajonabl e
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BARBER & HAIRDRESSER,
Sharing, Hair Cutting, and Shampooing In the
X y Patronage respectfully solicited.
Gt. Charles Hotel,
XT. W. Corner Main and Sherman Streets, two Blocks
Eastot R R. Depot.
H. E. PARRISH, Proprietor.
Tables Supplied with the Best the Market
Sample Rooms and the Beat Accommodations for
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Lamp and Lamp Fixtures.
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Fresh, and Salted Beef and
Eacon and Lara always on Hand.
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US A CALL
A solution of copperas applied to
wool will reader it very hard and dur
Thk President has nominated G. J.
Denis, of California, to be Attorney of
the United States for the Southern
District of California.
Thk first iron boat is said to have
been built in 1777, on the River Foos,
in Yorkshire. It was fifteen feet long
and made of sheet iron.
Gold-beatinq is about the only trade
that has not been affected by machin
ery. l.he work is done to-day just as
it was three centuries ago.
The cattle trust of Denver has just
closed a contract with the French
Government to 6upply the French
army with 150,000 head of beef cattle
The world consumes 2,165,000,000
bushels of wheat annually ; so the
yield of the Pacific Coast ia only a
drop in the bucket, with its 60,000,000
to 75,000,000 bushels.
It his been ascertained, through
reports from the various County Su
perintendents, that the number of
persons frozen to death in Dakota in
the recent blizzard was 109.
Judge Stratton, of Lamar, Mo.,
has decided that women temperance,
workers may dispense free coffee and
sandwiches at 1m election without be
ing accused of intimidation or bribery.
Thk Eads Ship Railway Company
recently held a meeting and reported
highly 'encouraging prospects. It is
estimated that 125,000.000 will be re
quired to comp!ete the Tehuantepec
John Finxccan stole a coat in De
troit, and the Free Pnss chronicled the
fact, spelling the name Finnegan.
Thereupon John Finnegan sued the
paper for libel and recovered $1,500
California baa 20,000 acres of
orange trees and Florida 80,000 acres.
The crop now ripening on California
trees is estimated at 1,000,000 boxes,
whereas Florida's crop is placed at
Thousands of blind crows were seen
in the woods and fields near Chatta
nooga recently, and people had bo
difficulty in approaching and seizing
them. No one knows what caused
California has about doubled her
population in the ten years since the
last census. The enormous sums of
money spent by the different counties
and cities in advertising abroad has
been the cause of the vast increase in
Delegate Dubois states that he has
received many protests against reduc
tion of the tariff on lead. He says if
the tariff on that article be removed or
reduced to the extent proposed, it will
have a disastrous effect upon the min
ing interests of Idaho.
A monument which will cost $2,000,
000 will soon be erected in Panama to
be memory of General Bolivar, the.
liberator of -Bolivia, Colombia, Peru,
Ecuador, and Venezuela. Each of
the five Republics will contribute
$400,000 for the purpose.
The Secretary of the Treasury has
transmitted to the House estintes of
the cost of collecting the customs rev
enues for the fiscal year ending Jun
30, 1889, aggregating $6,896,203. Of
this amount $5,219,618 is for salaries,
and $1,676,585 for miscellaneous ex
penses. The expenses of the port of
New York are estimated at $2,168,947.
The Governor of Texas has an
nounced his intention to call an extra
session of the Legislature for determin
ing what disposition shall be made of
the Treasury surplus when the $1 000,-
000 of indemnity just voted by Con
gress reaches Texas. The surplus, by
the time of the regular meeting of the
Legislature a year hence, will be more
than $3,000,000, and the Governor
does not feel justified in carrying this
I large amount.
Large quantities of antimony come
from the ancient mines worked by the
Romans for gold. ' It is probable that
these mines will become in future the
chief source of this metal, so far as its
consumption in Great tin tain is con
cerned. Antimony ore, however, is
vt ty widely distributed. It is gener
ally found associated with other ores
more especially with lead, zinc and
silver. It is a constant source of
trouble to the smelter on account of
the difficulty with which it is elimi
nated. Antimony is chiefly used a?
an alloy with other mttals. Mixed
with lead it forms type metal : mixed
with tin it is employed for music type
1 1. is also alloyed with copper for bear
ings, and is found in pewter.
She "By the by. I met your
brother at dinner last mght- ucn
delightful party! Such a dinner!! Such
t . . 1 T , TIT! - m
flowers!!!' We "inaceai ituuiewM
It?" She "At the ft the a upon
my word, I really forgot whose house
it was x wius "
Experience teaches that the earlier
! .n animal's asre full feeding is re
sorted to the better it is. both lor Tie
I orous health and rapid growth. Thus
will the best returns be secured.
I whether the animal be intended for
early sale or for raising zroy itme.
Epitome of the Principal Events
Attracting Pablie Interest
King Humbert, of Italy! has given
$8,000 to flood kunerers.
Jacob Sharp, the boodler chief, died
at his home in New York.
L. H. Orndorf, a brakeman, was
killed at Heaton, Arizona.
General Terry has been placed on
the retired list of the army.
Fred. Layton boa donated $250,000
to the city of Milwaukee for an art
The jail at Friar's Point, Tenn., was
fired by incendiaries, and five prisoners
Clarkson, the famous base ball
pitcher, has been sold to the Boston
club for $10,000.
The Venezuelan Government has
issued a decree placing barbed wire
on the free list.
Laura Colvert, 22 years of ag, was
burned to death near Waco. Texas.
She started a fire with benzine.
As the result of a domestic quarrel
at Kansas City, Ellsworth Setzer shot
his wife and then killed himself.
At Lima, Ohio, Patrick Hughes,
Dave Gallagher and James Stokey
were stabbed to death in a fight with
two colored men.
Kate Warner, the pretty dauchter
of John Warner, a wealthy farmer of
Schoharie county, N. Y.,. committed
suicide by cutting her throat.
John L. Evy committed suicide at
Lancaster, Pa. That brought the
number of suicides in that county
within six weeks up to eight.
The Grand Vizier of Bokhara was
murdered by a native. The Ameer
ordered the murderer and his accom
plice to be executed, and they were
hurled from a tower ISO feet high.
At Pluenix, Arizona, the roof of D.
S. Bewley's adobe residence fell in,
burying Mr. Bewley, his daughter and
son. Mr. Btwley and daughter are re
ported dead, and the boy will probabiy
Mrs. Tillie Sipp, aged 35, while in a
fit of temporary insanity, threw her
12-year-old son George out of a fourth-
story window in New York city, and
jumped after him. Both were fatally
It is stated that Claus Spreektls, the
California sugar king:, will build a
suEJir tf finery in Philadelphia to cost
$5,000,000. The capacity of the pro
posed refinery is put at 7,000 barrels
or 2,0X1,000 pounds per day.
At Texarkana, Ark., the three-year-old
son of Dr.H.R. Webster swallowed
a portion of the contents of an aconite
bottle and did in twenty minutes.
Two other children drank the re
mainder, but were not affeotavjl.
A Chicago & Alton freight train was
boarded by three thieves at Chieagp,
and Watchmen Eli D. Kreigh and
Dan Brassill, who attempted to put
them off, were fired upon. Kreigh
was instantly killed, and Brassill was
At Macon, Mo., three small children
were burned to death in a.barn. The I
father and mother were absent, and
four children, 2, 4, 6 and 8 years old,
went to the barn to play. They had
some matches, and in some way the
barn became ignited. Only the oldest
boy escaped, the others being cre
mated alive. The mother i so dis
tracted that it is feared she will become
A frightful accident occurred on the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail
road near Newhampton, Iowa. A
biiilee hd been carried away by a
gorge, and a passenger train plunged
into the stream, while running at full
speed. The engine and three coaehe
went into the creek, and were imme
diately submerged in the torrent of
water which overflowed the banks. A
scene of the wildest confusion ensued
There were about thirty people in the
smoker. Four were killed, so far as
known, besides the engineer, who was
crushed between the cab and smoker,
The fireman escaped unhurt. There
were from twenty-five to thirty -five
wounded. The belief is that several
bodies are yet under the wreck
A ssecial from Celaya, Mexico, de
tails $ terrible catastrophe. When
the bull ring was crowded with s pecta
tors of the general national sport, fire
broke out and a panic seized upon the
vast asssemblaarei. Ihe plaz i was con
tructed of Wotfden. mast, reeds, etc.,
and it was- cie to this fact that the
majority eecajed without injury, being
able to force &i opening to permit an
exit at diffeM'ipointe, but many
women and chi. ,j jump d from thi
top, a distance of,tventy to thirty feet,
and over 100 petsvns were nenously
wounded. Eighteen lives were lost.
rhe side3 of the plaza bong lined with
matting as dry as imdet and there
being a slight wind bfcring the
amphitheater was in a blaze n a' tew
seconds. Fifty persons m eping
were knocked down and ttakrcd
upon by the panic stricken throng a d
sprionalv iniund. The buvls, matt
den d bv the roaring of the 11 fl Ames
broke loose fiom their stalls,, and
rushed wildly through the surging
mass f humanity, tossing aloft and
knocking over all who stood in their
way. Two women were hrst gored to
death by the bulls and their bodies
afterwards burned. ine scenes in tne
neighborhood of the catastrophe were
sickening beyond description. Women
and children, divested of their clothing
and crazed with suffering from their
burns, ran aimlessly through the
streets and could scarcely be overtaken
or collected by fi iends. Several per
sons lost their teason from the severe
mental shock to which they were sub
jected. The fire was incendiary,
Mrs. Nancy Kyan, agod 1 years,
met with an accident while riding
horse to the creek from her husband s
house on Three Mile cretk, resulting
in her death some hours later, says a
Dalles paper. Her husband was going
to his work in the field and his wife
was riding the animal to water, when
he became frightened and ran away,
draesring her a distance of 200 yards
The stirrun broke or her foot became
loose, and she was picked up in an un
conscious condition. Everything pos
sible was done to resuscitate her, but
she remained unconscious about ten
noun, when she died.
Devoted Principally to Washington
Territory and California.
An unknown man was killed by a
train in Sacramento.
An unknown tramp was killed by a
train near Gilroy, Cal.
J. L. Smith was shot and instantly
killed by his wife at Hailey, Idaho.
Frank Thompson committed suicide
at Los Angeles by cutting his throat,
i There 259 dogs of various breeds on
exhibition at the San Francisco bench
L. C. Geiser, ticket agent at Tacoma,
was bound and gagged, and the office
robbed of $243.
A man named Edward Newer was
run over and killed by a freight train
at Merced, Cal.
Annie Westerfield, two years old,
was run over and killed by a train at
CoL Robert G. Ingersoll, wife and
two daughters are on a three months'
tour ia California. .
Manuela Gomez, a Mexican woman,
was fatally injured by a runaway team
near Los Angeles.
An old man named Peter Olsen was
kicked and fatally injured by a horse
in San Francisco.
Cash on hand in the United States
Sub-Treasury at San Francisco on
March 31 was $55,170,000.
The streets of Traver, Cal., were
flooded to a depth of two feet, from a
break in the levee of the 76 canal.
Lottie, the four-year-old daughter of
II. N. G-istiu, of Cbico, Cal., was killed
by a s&ck of wheat falling upon her.
Gus Haneon.a sailor on the schooner
Robert and Jennie, fell overboard and
was drowned in San Francisco bay.
Enoch G. Kellogg fell down a chute
in the Lexington mine, at Butte, Mon
tana, a distance of 100 feet and was
Mrs. Pyle and Jemmy Hefier and
John Hern, her sons, were arrested at
Walla Walla, chargtd with setting fire
to the Aurora hotel in that city.
A child of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Tash
was killed in a runaway accident near
Sacramento. The parents were taking
the baby to church to have it baptized.
Jenny Kimball, a young artist, com
mitted suicide at Colton, Cal., by tak
ing morphine. The Coroner's jury
found that the causa was unrequited
Frank Nedro captured a shark on
the beach on Guemea island, W. T.,
which measured seven feet in length
and weighed between 200 and 300
A Walla Walla paper says it is
rumored that John Steinbach and John
Edgar, who went out on a winter's
hunt, were found in the John Day
eountry frozen to death.
The work on the Ilwaco & Shoal
water Bay Railroad includes 3,000 feet
of trestle and roadway at Ilwaco, 1,000
leet along the line, and the removal cf
Go.OOO cubic yards of earth.
Hattie Woolstvin, while on trial at
Los Angeles for the murder of Doc
Harlan, attempted to commit suicide
in jail by knotting a handKercuiei
about her neck and fastening it to a
bar. The noise of her choking attracted
attention and the attempt failed.
Joserjh Shannon was shot and killed
near Steamboat Spii'.gs, Nevada, by
Charles Grappe. Shannon was the
owner of the mine he was developing,
and his slayer was working with him
on shares. The tragedy was the re
sult of a dispute over the management
of the mme.
The eWtion held at Willows, Cal.,
io issue $750,000 worth of bonds, under
the Wright bill, was carried by a vote
of seven to one. This will construct a
ditch this coming summer sixty feet
wide, five fet deep and fifty miles
long, and w.ll put under irrigation
200,000 acre, with abundant water
from the Sacramento river.
At Centra.ia, W. T the 9-year-old
daughter of ilr. Beach, while outplay
ing with othkr children, took a newly-
sharpened butcher-knife to cut a
switch. While returning to the house
with the knife; she slipped and fell
upon the point rf it, which pierced her
breast near the (.earL She lived but
a minute, dying without a struggle.
A collision occurrrd on the South
ern Pacific road near San Fernando,
Cal. Westfield, engineer of a con
struction train, and Brooks, fireman of
a freight train, were killed. , Engineer
Teasle, of the freight, had a leg so
badly crushed that amputation will be
necessary. Fitzgerald and Gegoria,
graders, were badly hurt.and Bernardo,
a Mexican, was probably fatally in
jured. Three large engines and many
cars were totally wrecked.
The steamer Bob Irving, engaged in
general transportation and towing
business, was blown to pieces on the
Skitgit river by the explosion of her
boiler. The steamer Lily happened to
be nt hearing distance at the time, and
went to the Irviog's assistance. It
Was found that the latter was wrecked,
ati that by the explosion the master
and wner Captain Olney -and his
fireman bd been killed. The engineer,
a deck hand ail a Chinese cook were
badly injured. The t earner was loaded
with hay and oats, wujq were scat
tered in every direction. - The boiler
was hurled completely out of e boat
and lodged on the bank ot ine-iver,
The head of the captain was seven
from his body. No traces could b
found of the remains of the fireman.
There is some doubt as to the cause of
the explosion, but it is believed that
the water in the boner was anowea io
get too low. The report of the explo
sion was heard for some miles in the
"Is time money r" astceU a gentle
man of a jeweler. "It is said to be."
"Well, I bought this watch here six
months ago, and it has gained time
enough to pay for itself." Car FreU
A lady going out to the East Indies
was often heard to express a wish to
experience the sensation of drowning,
One morning, after gazing for soma
time into the water, she did actual!
jump overboard. Luckily for her, tfi
vessel was lying becalmed, and a do'h
willing mea lumped ia to say her
EvaTjthing of General Interest
The vote of Wallowa county
tween 800 and 900.
Grant's Pass has an elevation of 965
feet above sea level.
A postorfice has been established at
Fern, Curry county.
John H. Mirea was killed by a fall
from his barn near Oakland.
The salmon run at Astoria is light,
but the fit-h are larger than usual.
The residence of George Anderton,
near The Dalles, was destroyed by fire
The little daughter of Ben Franklin,
at Bandon, fell and broke her right
arm above the wrist.
A new postoffice, called Crater, with
D. A. Findley as postmaster, has been
established at Upper Deschutes.
There are 159 licensed saloons in the
city of Portland, 12 in Albina and 12
in East Portland, making a total in
the three cities of 183.
The manager of a creamery at St.
Paul, Minnesota, who was in Portland
recently and stated that the annnal
Sales there by his establishment foot
At Oregon City a plant for the man
ufacture of cement is being put in at
a cost of $i0,000. The rock is found
in Douglas county, and is said to be
The Indians on the Klamath agency
met in council recently to consider the
advisability of taking land in severalty.
The result was that 600 voted in favor
of the project.
The gross receipts of the Portland
postoffice for the year ending March
31, amounted to $88,573 42. This is
about $10,000 more than the receipts
of any previous year.
The Democratic State Convention
at Pendleton nominated J. M. Gearin,
of Portland, for Congress. Clevelaud
was indorsed for President, and Gov
ernor Pennoyer for Vice-President.
Postoffices have been established at
Aurick, Benton county, and at Gtove
City, Malheur county. Jas. A. Wood
and John T. Tilson were ap(-o:nted
postmasters of the respective offices.
Andy Hickson and a companion lost
their boat, traps, blankets, stores and
$500 worth of beaver skins on the
Nehalem river, and were three days iu
the rain, with nothing to eat but raw
At Paisley, says a Lakeview paper, a
son of Mrs. Miller wis accidentally
shot in the shoulder with a shotgun in
the hand of another boy. Physicians
amputated the arm, takivg off part of
the shoulder. The boy died tie fol
The stockyards now being at The
Dalles by the O. R. A N. Co. will be
the best between Portland and St. Paul,
says a local paper. They will holl
thirty carloads of cattle, are fixed for
Utking care of sheep, will have sheds
for horses and arrangements made for
fine stock. Nearly 100,000 feet of lum
ber will be used in their construction.
Dick Wells fatally shot himself at
the farm house of M. A. Walker, near
Ashland. The bullet passed through
the stomach and lungs, and caused
death in a few hours. To his mother
and others he said the shooting was
not an accident ; be had been wasting
to die for three years. Further thau
this lie gave no reason for his rash act.
Deceased was 22 years of age.
Governor Pennoyer granted fuH par
don to Pearl Page, recently sentenced
to a year in the penitentiary for rob
bery, the reason being assigned as fol
lows: "Whereas, the jury which tried
the said Pearl Page, brought into court
a verdict to the effect that what said
Pearl Page did in the matter charged
against her she did under the influ
ence of coercion of another person ;
and, whereas, as the said jury has
unanimously petitioned for the exer
cise eif executive clemency by the
granting of a pardon ;" which he does,
"upon the express condition that she
shall immediately leave the State and
teraain forever therefrom."
Last fall, says the Wallowa Signal, a
camp of thirty-four Chinese moved on
one of the bars on Snake river, just
above the nction of the Imnaha with
that river, to spend the winter mining
for gold. When they moved there it
was known they had a large boat and
a good supply of provisions, and, it is
estimated, about $30,000 in gold dust
The bar on which they had encamped
is very isolated, and since spring has
opened a party of men passing one day
noticed no one around the camp, and
on investigation found the bodies of
two Chinamen who had vndoubtedlv
been killed by shooting in the head
and the other Chinamen were nowhere
Co be seen. Their tents were blown
dowDrand after being taken up revealed
a large amount of provisions and nun
ing utensils, which had been used but
very little. The boat was missing, and
everything looked as if it had been de
serted for some time. On the b.tnk
near the river were found several small
piles of cartridge shells, which seem to
have been thrown out together, and
with which the awful deed must have
Br. rot ers burg has only one steam
fire engine, and the same precautions
against fro are takon there and at
Moscow ns were in use a century ago.
Watchmen are stationed on towers
seventy-five or one hundred feet high.
and when a fire is discovered a signal
s Iven and the fire department turns
TheV! MaU Qatetle telte of
unique kind ox nure In London
shop. In certain lafg. West-E i.d
hop he female asslstantaare all
tioomn io a uniioriu size in wisii
vaiybg from eighteen to t7
inch. Tall girls and stout girls all
nuis conform to a measure six inches
at ?st below the natural size.
J-A curious museum has been erect
eiln Paris. It Is a building In the
pnipoian style of architecture, and is
icud near the Trocadero. This
tructure will contain avast collection
lit art objt cts, a library and other de-
partments, relating exclusively to re
ligious affairs. Ihe whole Is the gift
of a Frenchman named Guimet, who
has expended over two millions of
francs in gathering the various objacts
teareihor. . . . . , ,
The Tounir Cow.
Some cows mav be naturallv vicious.
but nearly all viciousness is the result
of ill treatment Calving is a severe
nervous strain and leaves the cow
nervous and irritable. If the calf is
her first one she is very much afraid
that it will "be injured: in this she is
like all younor mothers. Milkinc is an
ntirely new operation to her: likelv
drawing milk from her udder gives her
pain, uer condition, her fears, and
the operation, all call for the exercise
of the greatest patieuce and gentleness.
mil instead, her solicitude for her calf
resented, if she shows shyness when
t is attempted to milk l.er an opera
tion which she knows nothing of and
which her instincts to nourish her
offspring would cause her not to sub
mi t to readily she is scolded; if the:
pain caused by themilk being drawn
leads her to kick, she is kicked in
return. Thus her fright and nervous
ness are increased and soon she is
angered. If this treatment is contin
ued she is made vicious ; and we have
never known of a heifer beinir "con
quered" in this way. After her tor
mentor has worn himself out she is yet
ready to kick, or to use her boras if
need be. It does not do better to tie
her head or to put her between poles ;
thi only frightens her the more. Her
temper is ruined : and a cow. no mat
ter how liberal a milker she mav be.
is fit for the shambles only if she is
vicious. It is no rare thing for man
to throw $50 to the wind by-striking a
A successful poultry man savs he
pades up his "run" twice a year.
Fifty years ago the aversee weieht
of beef cattle was 800 pouuds; now it
is 1,400 pounds.
Raw milk digests in a shorter period
han boiled milk; hence milk for
young stock should not be boiled but
It is the advice of a prominent dairv-
man to farmers not to keep cows that
give less than 600 gallons of milk a
In some of our northern counties
there Las been as much ai 350 bushels
of potatoes raised to the acm. ThU
was on rich land, but with the risrht
kind of fertilizer and good cultivation
our common pine land will r rod nee
from 100 to 200 bushel.
Robert Schroeder. who has 500 acres
in Franklin county, N. Y devoted to
hop culture, is said to be the leading
hop-grower of the world. He has
hirty men at work cutting poles for
use in nis nop-tields. and expects to
obtain 200,000 poles during the winter.
uo not use any manure when plant
ing voting peacn trees. Mm ply re
move the top soil, then die holes for
the roots. Set in the tree firmly,
throwing the top soil next to the roots.
rirni dwn the earth well, rut the
trees well back, and stake them if
there be danger of their btine severely
shaken by winds.
Kotation of crops ba flies in a meas
ure the root-enemies, both insect and
fungus, that prey upon them. Each
plant has its own peculiar enemies.
and changing of plants removes them
to fields uuoccipied by such enemies.
This is true of the enemies of above
ground growth of plants to an im
Alfalfa and apricot leaves make first
class green food for poultry, and in
fact, any of the domestic animals or
pets. A'f.ilfa is cheaper and easier to
raise than any garden truck lhat we
kuow of, and is green the year round,
wnue the apricot pruning (cut anv
time after the fruit is off ) come at a
time when other green feed is excep
rOBTLAKO PKOIllta MABEKT.
Fancy roll. lb
19 $ 20
14 0 10
Eastern, fall cream
Apples, qrs, ska and bxa...
Apricots, sew crop
Peaches, unpeelea. new ...
Fears, machine dried
Pitted plums, Oregon
f! t I I U 1 V.
I V.I., II' UJB hUU UJU. .
Cel. Prunes, French
Oregon prunes ..
PorUand Pat. Roller. Vbbl S
Salem do ' do
White Ltly bbl
Country brand 9 60 9 3 75
Superfine a to (A 75
Wheal, Valley, eMOOIbs...
do Walla Walla
Barley, whole, ctl
do ground, t ton. ....
Oats, choice milling bush
1 1 25
1 15 M 1 80
47 3 50
do feed, good tocboice,old
Rye. 10 100 lbs 1 10 1 25
Bran. If ton 10 00 217 00
Shorts, r ton Id U0 19 00
Hay. V ton. baled cl8 00
Chop. ton 23 00 tf.25 U0
Oil cake meal if ton 82 00 (g33 0C
Apples, Oregon, If box 1 Si O 1 50
Cherries, Oregon, fdrm...
Lemons, California, tfbx.. 4 00 4 50
Limes. 100 1 25
Riverside oranffea, f box. . .
Los Angeles, do do . . .
Peaches, ? box A
Dry, over 10 lbs, tf lb 11 $ 12
Wet salted, over 65 lbs (& t
Murrain bides 1 (4 9
Pelt 10 1 25
Cabbage, tt 2J
Larrois, v sacK
Cauliflower, af dos
Onions 9 1 10
Potatoes, new, if 100 lbs .. 76
East Oregon, Spring clip.. 14 A 18
ValleT Oregon. An .. 18 64 20
"I would pernaps say yes," said
ke gentle maiden to her dude lover.
At you had more push, more energy.
I could have more push, more ener-
2v " he sail, "if I had a mind." "If
:Ju had a mind! Yes. that's just it
i --Sweet Girl "Isn't Mr. Fortune-
hrtnttr splendid? He's been such
traveler." Rich Widow Si1 ndid.
indeed! He's the most nnmsnnerly
f ;llow I ever met." Unmannerlyr
He's positivelv insulting I n'Ter
vant to speak to him again.". "Oh.
I'm sure there's some' mistake. What
did he sayP" "He-asked me if I
ever haard.?n-'-vl Ud"' "
THE GREAT TARPON.
A Florida Kportsaaaa Tails. Something
A boat This Carney rials.
As a vaulter the tarpon is unequalled,
and his aerial feats must be seen to be
appreciated. On one occasion my
friend G. and a comj. anion were row
ing through Salt river (a tributary of
the Homosasssl in a sixteen-foot White
hall boar. A tarpon was sunning him
self in the gras- and, being disturbed,
made for deep water. Finding the
water shallow and the boat in the way,
he endeavored to clear it at an angle.
The head of the fish came into contact
with the side of G's companion, which
deflected him from hU course, and he
passed nnder one of the boat seats. A
pockft knife was used "to settle his
hah." but it would not penetrate the
ivory-like armor of the fish. Oars were
used to dispatch the prisoner, but it
was found that if he were interfered
with the boat would suffer from the
vigorous blows of his head and taiL G.
seated himself in the stem and his com
panion in the bow, and for the time the
tish was awarded the post of honor un
molested. When peace was declared
the gentlemen resumed their oars, but
the one who deflected the silver king in
bis course found that he could not
"paddle hw own canoe." for several of
his ribs were fractured. G. rowed the
boat to Jones' Landing, on the Horao
ssssa, and the tarpon was weighed,
tipping the scales at 153 pound. The
above statement is not in the least ex
aggerated. Among other instances cited, one in
which the captain of the Water Lily
suffered is remarkable. The captain
was seated on a chair in the center of
the forward deck with his back to the
pilot house on the steamer while en
route from Jacksonville to Maysport.
As the boat was passing St. John's
bluff a frisky tarpon leaped from the
water, clearsjd the guards, and landed
in the captain's lap. The captain was
knocked over by the shock, but the
briny vaulter was secured, weighing
The capture of a tarpon with a hook
and line is a difficult undertaking.
Every summer ma iy are hooked, bat
few are landed. "I have had on many
occasions." writes Dr. Kenworthy,
"these fish seize my b.tit and run with
lightning-like rapidity for twenty or a
hundred yards then leap into the air
and shake their heads, like a terrier
shaking a rat, and expel the bait. The
colored gentry have learned by ex
perience never to interfere with a tar
pon while in his playful moodj, for one
of their number, while fishing in Tront
creek a few years ago. had the sinker
thrown at his head by a frisky member
of the family. The fish had taken the
bait and rushed off only a few rods,
when he vaulted into (he air and threw
the bait, sinker, and all clear into the
the boat, striking the man on his head.
He never attempted the experiment
The able writer continues in this
strain to give his experiences, and final
ly gives a complete description of a
barbarous and unsportsmanlike rig for
the capture of this noble fih. He uses
piano wire, and makes three joints six
nches long and three or four inches in
length. He solders the joints, tins them
to prevent rust, and attaches a brass
swivel two and a half inches in length.
Two books are soldered in each link.
and two lines of honks are presented
when completed. Plenty of fine copper
wire is used m wrapping the hooks and
links together, and with solder the
union is perfect, ihe bait used is a
mullet cut from head to taiL Each link
is attached to the b.tit by fine twine.
and an attractive bait is offered with
hooks partially concealed and an invis
ible snood. This tackling possesses
great strength, for sharks nine feet in
length hare been captured with the rig.
Jacksonville, Fla.) Aews-IIerald.
THEY NEVER DECLINE.
Wsbms Wlio Hasra Hewr Been Kbovs to
Refaeo mm Invttattost.
There are unquestionably some wo
men living in this and every great and
growing city who, were they upon the
couch of death, could conscientiously
say: "I have fought a gool fight; I
have, durtns a society experience of
five or ten vears. accepted every invi
tation that I ever received. 1 have
taken in the old-fashioned general
party. Its successor the five o clock tea,
and the prevailing 'at home.' I have
never refused an invitation to lunch.
dinner or balL I have always been on
hand; when it was only ging to be 'an
informal affair.' as well as when 'every
body was going. My friends have
always put me on the list of those who
are 'sare to come. i never wasieti a
cent ou a "regret card" in my life. J
would not know how to write a dedica
tion of an invitation, it has oeen
hard sometimes to go to three
or four entertainments on tne same
day, bat I have managed to do it. Mj
omnipresence in the social circle has
been my strong point, for nobody evet
appeared to be surprised at seeing me,
and yet in this, my last hour, I recall
the singular fact that I was always
asked the next day if I 'was there.'
The strange part of it is that I have
been an invalid the greater part of my
social existence. I h.tve been a profit
able patient for ma iy physici tns; my
delicate' constitution has been the
source of constant anxiety to myself
and of assurod interst on the part ol
my friends. I have been obliged to
to make others do more f .r mo than
their share of life's hard work; but
there has never been a day so cold that
I got left when it came to being present
at party, ball, or any of the social fes
livitiesl What I chiefly regret in say-;ood-bve
to each is that 1 can't take
ny calling-list with me; that I have
;6t to begin with an entirely new set
n the other side of the dark river, and
must wait awhile before I can be gen
rally introduced." Buffalo Com, uer-
For delicious titillating anticip.i-
ion, ending in blank, empty nothiug-
.ess, an unsuccessful proposal of mar
iage may best be compared with one
f those sneezes that don't come off
A coal dealer asked some law
indents what legal authority was the
avorite of his trade. One answered:
Coke." "Right," said the coal dealer,
another suggested: "Bbsckstone."
Good, too," said the questioner.
hen a man piped out: "Littleton."
.Vhereupon ths coal de a ' i j-"-.
FEMALE GUM-CH EWERS.
Bob Bardetfs Eloquent Appeal to tH
Mea ot America.
There is a well-dressed, intelligent-
looking, rather pretty woman. She
got on the train away back at Louis
iana, Mo. That was nearly four hours
ago. She was chewing a lamp of
swee gam when she got on the car.
She has been chewing ever since.
She is working away at it now. She
is no child; she is forty years, if she is
a day. But she wads and crn dies and
champs that gum like a buy of ten, .
She talks all the time. too. Oace ia
awhile she bypenates along word with .
a vigorous "chaw." She punctuates .
her sentences with that tram. She
gives a one-sided, italic "chaw" for a -comma,
a son are. fiat-sided sm.-tck
with the roof of her month for a semi
colon, and when she makes a fall stop
she deftly tosses Ihe wad from one
cheek to ths other with her prehensile
tongue. That woman s jaws mnst be
made of steeL It is maddening to see
them in the full play of talk .and
chaw," bnt there is a strange fasci
nation about it Yon can't
help watching her. althongh
Ton dread or possibly pray to
see the premonitory symptoms of lock
jaw. Bat there is no danger. The
bick-j.-iw has no show; it can't get a
chance for an opening. The woman
forces the fighting and her busy jawa
never rest for a seco.id. It is painful
to no: ice the desperate efforts of her
companion, a poor, weak, frail man, -to
get in a word once in awhile. He
in't in it. at alL I don't know what
he wants to say. bnt I think he is trying '
to give her his dying blessing. There,
he is stealthily putting something into
his month. I en see that it is not
"gum." I th nk it is strychnine. Poor
man. he will be happier in a few honrs.
Either the strychnine will kill him or
that woman will talk herself to death.
Women who chew pnra should be
compeled to ride in the smoking-car.
The habit may lack some of the disa
greeable features of tobacco chewing
bnt it is Vastly more irritating. B -
stop sometimes. His jaws ache and
grow tired, and he stops to rest.
And sometimes to breathe. And
to eat. And to drink. Bat
the woman who chews gnm
in public stops for none of these trill -s.
She chews right along till her teeth,
fall out, or by some terrific convulsi n
of nature or act of Providence she
swallows the gum. . Then she wrests
another wad from one of the children,
cracks on the steam until she has
caught np lost time, and goes ahead
the rest of the day on schedule time,
with no stops for cotl or water. The
"swee gnm" habit is a terrible bond
age. Its victim loses a certain sense
of delicacy. She doesn't care how,
wide she opens her month, how many
times a second, nor how many people
are looking at her in amazement, sor- -row
and pity- Her little children cry
for swee gnm, but the heartless
mother, hardened by long indulgence
in the terrible habit, will not divide
her quid with her wailing.babes. If.
as it sometimes happens, after pro
longed indulgence that is. after a
s'eady chew for say four ot five
months exhausted nature g'ves way
and she is compeled to rest her
paralyzed jaws for five or six
minutes., she will not even giTe
her quid to one of the children to keep
it warm for her. She has a secret
hiding place on the back of a chair or
the head-board of the bed where she
pastes it. Same times, being thus sud
denly deprived of the long accustomed
stimulant, she dies before she can find
it aga'n and her friends discover, all
too late, the cause of her death, dried
np against the wall in some dark se
cret nook, hard as a pebble. Oh. men
of America! Men with human hearts!
Men with homes to defend and rent to
pay! Brothers, sons, sorrowing fat"
era and heart-broken husbands, let cs
hasten to the resens of our sisters,
our daughters, our wives! Let ns
wrest the women of this fair . land
fr.m the gra-p of this destroyer, or
let us. tather. wrest the dastroyer
from the woman, if we have to break
lirr iiw in the attemot! Bur Jet lA.
Marriage Customs in China,
Among the L los of Western China
it is customary for the bride on the
wedding morning to perch herself on
the highest branch of a large tree,
while the elder female members of her
family cluster on the lower limbs,
ar.oed with sticks. When all are duly
stationed, the bridegroom clambers np
the tree, assailed on all sides by blows,
pushes and pinches from the dowagers,
and it is not until he has broken through
their fene and captured the bride
that be is allowed to carry her oft
Similar difficulties assail the bride
groom among the Mongolian Koraks.
who are in the habit of celebrating
their marriages in large tents, divided
into numerous separate but coramum-
signal, so soon as the guests are as-
sembled. the bride starts off through
the compartments, followed by her
wooer, while the women of the en-,
campment throw every possible im
pediment in his way. trippi-g up his
unwary feet, holding down the cur
tains to prevent his passage, and ap
plying willow and alder switches un
mercifully as he stoops to raise them.
As with the m.iiden on the horse, and
the virgin on the tree-top. the Korak
bride is invariably captured, however
much the possibilities of escape may
be in her favor. BlackwoocCa Maga
Charming Virginia Girls. .!
- I know not whether it is the simplic
ity of their lives and horseback riding)
whether it is a beneficent gift of these
high altitudes, or what, but the women
generally are possessors of the most
transosndently line complexions I ever
saw. Nor is their beauty entirely su
perficial, either. They have to a large
degree that highly desirable quality,
which ia so universally desired and,
unfortunately, so rare in America
good conversational voices. Their
nianBsn. Trwv mti a. Mrnnar cuanu.
graceful as the wild honeysuckle tha'
nowhere else grows so abundantly aal-
vfr'Jlv as on their wooded biila.