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LEBANON, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1888.
LEBAXOX I,orGK, SO. , A. F ft A. M : Meet
at their new hall in Masonic Block, on Saturday
svaning, on or before the full moon. -
J WASSON, W. M.
LEBANON LODGE, KO. 47. I. O. O. F.: MeU Saturday-
evc.iiiw of a rh t at Odd rYllima H1L
Mia street; tiaitiux Viretlueu cordially invited to
J. J. CHARLTOS. X. O.
HONOR I.OPOE KO. 33. A. O. V. W., Lebanon.
Orespm: Meets eery nrat and third Thured
lna in tna mourn.
F. H. ROSOOE. M
DR. A. H. PETERSON,
Filling and Extracting Teeth a Specialty.
Office In W. C. Peterson's jewelry store.
iSTAIl work warranted. Charges reawnabl e
C. H. HARMON, .
BARBER ic HAIRDRESSER,
Snarinc Hair Cutting, and Shampooing in the
EZ Patronage respectfully solicited.
St. Charles Hotel,
. W. Darner Main and Sherman Street, two Block,
at at R K. Depot.
H. E. PARRISH, Proprietor.
Tables Supplied with the Best toe Market
Room and tha Best Accommodations for
GEXERAL STAGE OFFICE.
I. F. CONN,
-plans mb A Specifications Famished
it i ftji! nr ripprvrn wnsr mxv
And Satisfaction Guaranteed.
CTPRICES VERY REASONABLE.-
Albany and ljcbanaa. Or.
C. T. COTTON,
'Groceries and Provisions,
TOBACCO & CIGARS,
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
C O N F E C T I O N EIY ,
Unarms ware and tlware,
Lamps and Lnp Fixture.
Mala St., Lebanon, Oregon.
: BlUL A KELLEXBERKER,
FreSb and Salted Beef and
Eacon an! Laril always on Hand.
Main Street, Lebanon, Or.
Horse Shoeing and Gen
Ail Work Guaranteed to
Therk are twenty-seven Japanese
students at the Michigan University.
Thk deepest drilled well in the
United States is near Pittsburg, Penn.
A depth of 4,613 was reached when
the tools were lost and the work
Victoria Lee, aged 16, polygamous
daughter of John D. Lee, the Danite
chief of Uuih, committed suicide, at
Winslow, Alii., arter a dance, by tak
ing laudanum, and died in a few
hours. No cause is assigned.
It is a curious fact that while Queen
Victoria speaks German in her home
circle, the prerent German Empress
disregards it in hers and uses English
as much as possible. Engluh is the
firetide tongue of the Greek, Danish
and Russian Toys! families.
It is proposed to erect a monument
to the memoiy of John Eliot," the
"apostle to the Indians," in Eliot
square, Roxbury, Mass., and unveil it
at the two hundredth anniversary of
his death, which occurs in about two
The Pingtu gold mines, the copper
mines of Ping-chuan, the galena
mines of Jeho, and other mineral de
posits of Northern China are about to
be worked on western principles and
by modern machinery, under the sup
erintendence of Mr. Church, a mining
engineer engaged by the Chinese
The theaters of London number
250 and they give employment to 15,
000 people. There are in the Uniud
States about 4,400 play-houfcs giving
employment to an army. The sums
paid for amusements is this country
aggregate 1 1,000,000 a day, but man
agers complain that mojt of this goes
to the railroads.
Mr. Keeley's mysterious motor
will soon be inspected under the or
ders of the Pennsylvania court. Ben
nett C. Wilson claims that in 1S69.
Keeley, who was then poor, assigned
him half of bis invention. He has
asked the court to appoint experts
who will be sworn to secrecy, but who
will have the right to insist that the
motor be taken to pieces and the
The city of Savannah, Gi., ro
longer uses river water, a sufficient
eupoly being derived from arttsian
wells. There are now fourteen of
these wells at the water-works and
four more are being bored. They cost
about f 1,000 apiece, and those now
running furnish 6,000,000 gallons of
wates daily. Probably Savannah is
the only city in the world thus sup
plied with, water.
In the French chamber and Senate
tht re are no'less than eighteen differ
ent cliques. The republicans are di
vided into the left and the left center,
the extreme left and some three or
four other smaller factions. The two
first represent the conservatives or op
portunists. To them belt ng Carnot,
Ferry, Raynal, Rouvier, Ribaud, the
Bspvblique Francaise and the majority
"hfcf the senate. The extreme left is led
hy'lDr. Clemenceau on the floor and
in theiriDUnc vX lne caaraber ol depu
ties; in th president's chair of that
body by M.TJoquet- To it belong al
so Lockroy.GobleicNebaud, Freycinet.
The present premierF toque t, is in the
very first rank of Freficn statesmen,
and has formed the secodd ablest min
istry that France has hadVince the
German armies left her soi- Frey
cinet is a civil engineer by prfeBWoni
and Goblet is a manutacturer. V -
Professor Hogan leaped front
t -!i . ti it: ..i. rru l
oauooo at iiacksuu, micu, im uis-i
attempt at ascension was a failure but j
the second one was a success, and he1
air-ship soon reached a night of 1,000
feet. At this elevation the baloon
seemed to stand still, and by the aid
of glasses Hogan could be seen edg
ing over the side of the car. Suddenly
a cry went up, "He's jumped," and the
crowd craned tluir necks to see the
man dash himself to pieces. The par
achute failed to work at first, and the
daring aeronaut was seen shooting to
earth with lightning epeed. A mo
ment later, however, the umbrella
shaped life-preserver opened its wing?
and Hogan's rapid descent was
checked. From that point he dropptd
slowly and reached the earth safely in
four minutes at a point about one and
one-half miles from the city. The
foolhardy man dropped 500 feet be
fore his parachute opened properly.
Customer (in restaurant) Here,
waiter, there's a hair in this soup!
W titer Yes, sah; I heerd de cook say
o ltydis mawnin' dat it do beat all how
her h'ar am comin' out.
Nothing is so inconsistent with
vlf-possession as violent anger. It
overpowers reason, confounds our
ideas, distorts the appearance and
blackens the color of every object.
--Uncle John (teasing little Edith)
You going to school? Oh, nonsense!
You aren't big enough to go to school.
Edith Well 1 dess I be big enough to
do to school. Doesn't I yaie a bustle?
Jndge What excuse have you to
offer for this violent assault? Prisoner
I wiis carried away by an uncontroll
able 'temper. Ju.'ge Well, 1 P see
that you are carried away by the er
i" Harper' a Bazar. i y
Everything of General Interest in
Roseburg has fiuibhed a f 20,000
The prot-iilent has appointed Daniel
W. Butler, of Wasco, to bo Indian
agent at the Warm Springs agency.
There are 488 patients in the Salem
asylum, the largest number ever in
During a wind storm the roof on
the large warehouse at Coburg, was
nearly all blown away.
The school house on the west fork
of ILrch creek caught lire and burned
to the ground.
Fruit trees never bloomed heavier
than this year, says a Eugene City
During the past month it is esti
mated that about $13,000 worth of
real estate has changed hinds in' the
vicinity of Corvallis.
Hiram Smith, a prominent citizen
of llartisburgr, died uf neuralgia ol
the heart, after an illness of two
A small barn belonging to the Curl
estate, in East Salem, was burned.
The oiistin was probably incendiary;
loss, f 100.
A young man named Jjhn Henry,
while fooling with a pistol at Albany,
accidentally shot himself through the
Articles of incorporation h-tve been
filed with the Secretary of State at
Salem of the Oregon Spiritualist So
ciety of Portland, in the sum of $200.
Young Nesbit, accomplice of John !
Booth in the telegraph edhee burglary,
was brought down to Salem front
Ensene, examined and boand over in
The residence of Ike Herron, en
gineer on the O. S. L. at Huntington,
was totally destroyed by tire. The lire
was discovered in time to save Mr.
Herron'a bty from a horrible death.
CharW Walton, of Lebanon, aged
17 years, while handling a Ihix of lew
der, accidentally ignited it with a
match. The explosion burnt the
young man severely alwut, the bauds
and face, but it is thought not fatally.
The water works question was sub-
mitted to a vote of the people of Mil-!
ton, and carried by an overwhelming i
majority. A SI'RkI. substantial mailt,
for tire protection and domestic ue,
will lie put in immediately.
Two boys named Caldwell, aged 17 i
and 14 years, who live in the Gold j
Hill diMrict, were arnstel recently for
mreaiemng me uie oi aiax jacooy oi f
that place. They have been lodged !
in the county j ..il, their cases now be-j
ing before the grand jury. .
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Rescue Hook and L-dder Company i
of Albany, tiled articles oi incoip ira- !
lion wish iiiw i?vwriiiv 1 lie t
incorp ratorsare W. F. Read, presi-;
dent, L. L. Power, t.-crvtary. and II
F. Merrill, tinam-iat secretary
value of the property is ffjOO. j
C. Storm, met wi h a very severe j
acciuem w inie noruK's on a larm at
Coos iJay. It seems Ire was using a
crowbar, and that a larV; reck Tell on
the end of the bar, eau-ing it to fly
up, and striking him a iuMvy blw on
the j tw, cu-.ting a larg- gash and
loosening some of his teeil
Owing to the difficulty in- locating
the site for the new school ioue at
Brownsville, the motion granting the
directors power to borrow $5,(000 h is
been reconsidered, and no provision is
now made for building a ne,W house
this summ -r.
Jams Andrews, bo it swain of the
Biiiish ship Stockbridge, died on
bord that vessel. He had beeif sick
a short time and unJer the dijetor's
hands, and while the thip was leing
moved across to Albin he attempted
to lo up out of the forecastle, but fell
back and died in a few minutes. He
was a uative of Devon, E igUnd, aged
49 years. .
The big birge which Wiberg &
Johnson leased from the O. R. &
company sprung a leak at Fort Stev
ens, and listed over far enough to
elide her cargo of 500 tons of stone
into the resiles sea. The stone also
carried along the hog chains, poets,
anchors, lines and everything else that
wa loose. After getting rid of the
load she straightened up and quit
, A couple of tramps broke into the
residence of Mr. Maxwell, who resides
near Irving, Lime county, and took
aboat f 40 worth of clothing, etc. It
. f , M ,i 1 - . :f . .
0f the Louse at the t m , but near by,
a,n3 Mrs. Maxwell found intra in there
and"gv'-Jbe alarm. Mr. Maxwell
took a-iper tuem ana aucceeaea in cap
turing Csn of them at the time and
ws kxl inil.
The Ch;n',8e pheasants which were
introduced tto the Willamette valley
a few veara have abeady become
so numerous tfrt they can be seen
from the paingtrain in large num
bers. Although prVtec ed by law,
their t-laughler ha- comhivnced. The
fact fht they stay n the open fields
11 the time, and calot be driven in
to the biush, would itwjte them es
pecially adapt d to this coOntry.
Governor Pennoycr has macfri the
following apiwintments : Notaries
public Donald McLeod, Portland ; F.
O. Buckman, Pemileton ; J. M. Kin
fing, Hebo, Tillamook county ; J. E.
Kirkland, Milton ; S. R. Train, Al
bany; John A. Guyer, Ptnlleton;
James Thompson, .Cherry Creek,
Grant county ; G. Rosenblatt, Port
land ; W. S. Myers, Th Dalles ; S B
Eakin, Jr., Eugene City; James P.
Austin, Seaside ; H. T. Bingham,
Portland; W. S Hufford. Newport;
Leslie Powell, Creseent; A. A. Urqu-
hart, R . us. v asco county.
Above all, let me mind my own
personal work to keep myself pure
and zealous and believing laboring to
do God's wilL fir. Arnold.
Scientists say that shutting tho
eyes makes the hearing more acute.
This explains why a man can't sneak
into the house at midnight and crawl
tip-stairs as noiselessly as a feather
without being heard by his wife, who
is asleep. If women were to sleep with
their eyes open married menwould
have more fun at the lodge when:,there
is a protracted session. Korri&tow
HUMMING BIRD'S NESTS.
Remarkably Dollcattt, Cunningly Mad and
Charmingly Cosy Affair.
Cozily nestled In tho Tery tiniest little
nest, so soft and elastic that even her
delicate plumage is unruffled by con
tact with its moss-covered sides, we
lind our humming-bird. High on the
gnarled and twisted branch of a dog
wood she has built this fairy home; and
therein, with the overhanging leaves
for a canopy, the little sylph is brood
ing. How shall I describe the cunning
little structure? A few weeks ago tho
building was commenced, but on such
a small scall that the foundation was
laid ere the site was discovered by us.
Soft puffs from the blossoms of oak and
chestnut, bits of the softest brown
fungus and scraps of gray muses that
grow in secret places known only to
these little fairies, were worked into
the walls, and gradually the little cup
like house approached completion.
Little Hakes of lichen and bard, veri
table diminutive clapboards, were next
added, and the task was finished. There
it rests, its mossy coverings harmoniz
ing so well with the tree bark as to con
ceal it from all but the closest observer,
and often, though knowing its location
so well. 1 have missed it for an instant,
so cunningly is it placed. A dead twig
projects from the branch a few inches
to one side, and here the little wood
sprites frequently perch. There is the
male now, his ruby throat all ablaze as
a sunbeam covers him for an instant
And now, as he snuggles close beside
his mate, - he is evidently telling her
where her breakfast is waiting in the
trumpet flower he tapped fr her last
night and which is nalf-IUled with
nectar thin morning, accumulated drop
by drop durinz the cool hours of dark
ness. Like a naali she i off. and te
tat.es her place to keep the chill from
the tinv eggs. These frail little crea
tures have gradually become accus
tomed to my presence. At first they
were nervous, and would dart down to
within five or six feet of me, and there,
iHised on its whirring wings, closely
inspect the intruder, utttcringlhe while
sundry peeps and curious little cries.
Now that they are convinced that no
harm is intended, they do not even
leave thn nest at my approach. What
dremnlif is theirs'! gliding in zigzag
lines over the fl iwer beds, now sus
pended almost motionless over a lily
blMvu, now racing with bumble bee for
a honeyed prize, or dashing r.t the spar
rows ami robins and speedilv pu'ting
'.hem to flight by the fury of their onset-
.Vh.it thev do or where they go when it
storms 1 do not know, but at the first
returning gieani i unnui inejr
i sack again with the raoiditv of thought.
I iinmnir tlta i,t i-ia fititi tlt. rlrtM.r-
I A ?.t u-lif.it luMl.tiiiiM fmii vhflt won.
4,.rfi stories of the sunlight the little
things mnt tell each other, as cuddling
close tin there In the dark, thev linei
to the coon! coon! coon! coon! of ti.t
insects, and watch the fireflies guiding
the moths among the trees by the light
of their trcnes! Forest and Stream.
The Alaska Indian is pre-eminently
the dude of his nice. He is always
l"':ti' handsome furs or blankets, and
came a walking stick which Is often
a beautiful specimen of elaborate carv
ing. Charles Dickens, the younger, was
overcome by the grandeur of Niagara
Falls. He said, as lie gazed upon the
eataraet: "Why, this is something aw
ful. My father. , iu his 'American
Notes, siH-aks of Niagara as a place of
peace and resL I don't see what he
could have lecnthinking about. Peace
and rest? Why, to me it is one of ab
The tallest and weightiest family
in the United States resides at Roaring
Creek. Randolph County. W. Va. The
family of John K. Scott consisted of
ten children, all bovs, two of whom
died in their infancy. The height of
the remaining eight is individually over
six feet. The father weighs 225 pounds;
Mrs. Scott. 205; Hugh. 2:J0; Olieer J.,
297; Charles J., 270; Jefferson, 215;
James. 237; Wi n field, 220; John, 250;
Edwin, 283. Weigh: of the whole
family, 2,438 pounds.
Through carelessness in hand
ling," writes a Washington correspond
ent, "the middle section of the mirror
which is used on the President's state
dining table to represent a lake in the
tenter of the festive board, and upon
which a miniature Cleopatra's barge
of gold, laden with fruits and flowers.
gTaccfully rests, was broken in num
berless pieces recentlj-. The venerable
but magnificent piece of table furniture
has seen years of service at the White
House. The servant who handled the
glass received a deserved scolding from
A New York letter says: Max
O'Rell has "caught on." He is really
very droll. At the close of his lecture
the other night he said: "Gentailmain
and ladeos, you must 'ave inhaireeted
some of t-t-the sang froid of your
Saxonne aucaistar-r-r-s. You 'ave
'eard me maredare your biyutiful-1-1
langwag-g-g-ge for two h-h-hours with
payshengge." In his efforts not to
swallow any of the language, as is the
misfortune of his countrymen who
murder it, ho rests more than sufii
ciently vigorously on the consonants,
with the above results. Tho audience
fairly screamed with delight.
The use of figures drawn from
ion's surroundings is one of the most
intertmg phenomena of human
speech-Thus we know a sea captain
who invarTirWy in warning sinners
told them to beware of a "lee shore."
Meeting a ranchimMl.from Montana on
the train he asked if anewsbutcher"
had been through the car! physi
cian, a few weeks since, giving Nm-bH-.
account of the decline of a church in his
town, said it had died of the "foot and
mouth disease." Being asked what he
meant, he said that the people spent
their time "running around talking
about each other." Christian Advo
cate. "A LITTLE NONSENSE."
Very few persons can hold their
own on their first sea voyage. Boston
"Does your husband swear as much
as ever?" "Swear! Why, I can't keep
a parrot two weeks in the house."
Town Topics. ' -
Instead of sewing, it is said that
tailors now glue tle seams of garments
together. Wearers of tailor madu
clothes will now leel more stuck up
than ever. 1
THE TABLES TURNED.
A, Vtell-I.ald rian Which Didn't Work t
Kvery Ilody'a KatUractlon.
"Jes a minute, if you please,'' said
a man in Western Nebraska as ho enme
out of a house and hailed us as we were
going past. "Did you happen to notice
the school-houso much when you came
past it down here a mile?"
"Yes, we saw it."
''School wasn't called yet, I reckon?"
"Was tho boys out havin a ring
rastle an' whoopin' a good deal like in
juns?" "No. every thing was very quiet"
"School-house broke up any win
ders gone or door stove in?
"Sea a;iy thing of the teacher?"
"Yes; saw him through the door sit
ting with his feet on the desk reading
. "Wres, hey? Seemed calm?"
"Ho appeared that way."
"See any thing of a big. raw-boned
boy, with long arms an' big hands,
wearin a high felt hat painted red,
white 'if blue?"
"Yes; we noticed him."
"Wa'n't he walkin' 'round talkin
loud, with his thumb under one gallui
an a chip on his shoulder?"
"No. He was sitting on the ground
near the school-house, with his back
against a tree. His nosa was all bloody,
his arms were hanging down, and he
looked sick. His clothes were almtit
half torn off of him, and one of the
small loys was carrying his striped hat
full of water to him from the creek."
"Well. I sw'ar if that don't beat me!
Didn't holler no slang at you or offer to
"I don't think he saw us at all one
eye was closed up."
"1 expect nothing s'prises me now!
I reckon the jlan didn't work."
"What was It?"
"Wr. that feller's my boy, you see.
an' he 'lowed to lick the teacher this
niornin", but I reckon from what you
ay something went wrong somewhere.
The teacher give him a longer 'rithnie
tic lesson than he orler. an says I to
him, "Hop onto tho little dood an' whale
him jes' show him that you under
stand what's the matter o Uanner?
Bill said that he'd do it an' that I'd
better see the other two school officers
an git another teacher somewhere,
'cause there wouldn't be enough o' this
un left to wad a gun when he got done
with him. Says he. 'Pap, don't be scart
if you notie small pieces of a school
teacher fallin' 'round here 'loogdnrin
the forenion! One eye shut and his
noe bloody! An' Bill al'ays claimed
he w as a fighter, too! I'll be teetotally
chawed if he ain't been trottin' ia the
wrong class for two years. When he
gits home if I don't bring out the old
strap an larrup him myself then you
can shoot me. A black eve an nose all
bloody! Say, wart till half-past four i
o'clock an' you'll see a big, lazr.double- '
listed fraud of a boy git pounded all to
pieces l'V his old lather! t. IL tiir
rttth, in Chicago Tribune.
A CANADIAN'S PLAINT.
n Berks Enl!gtiUnmrnt on
Qaratloa of Prtneipl.
An unduly excited young man rushed
into the Woodbridge Street Statiou the
other day with something to say, and
as soon as he could get his breath he
.'I came in hero on a train from To
ronto, and I met a man. Says I is this
the United Slates of America, and says
he, you are bloody right it is. Says I
I'm glad to know it, and is this town
called Detroit? He says you cae bet
vonr life 'tis, and won't you come amd
have a glass of something for the
stomach's sake! Says 1 1 don't care if
I do, being it is not against the law,
and we departed for a place where the
flowing bowl doth circulate."
"And you had a drink?"
"We had a drink, and says I Fm
much obliged to you, stranger, and he
says not at all, and as I was turning to
depart he gives me a push and a shove,
and grabs off me neck pin and puts it
iuto his pocket"
"What's the value of the pinf"
"I paid twenty cents for it in To
ronto." "And what kind of a complaint do
you wish to make?"
"None at all, sir. I'm here to ask
you if that is the right principle on the
part of the American people?. If it is
I've nothing more to say. If "it isn't
I'll return and find tho man, and saya
I: "Why did you shove and rob me?'
For fun.' saya he. 'That's poor fun,'
says I, and with that 1 gives hiui two
on the nose and three below the belt,
and as he lies down for a quiet nap in
the gutter I continues my journey to
Chicago. Good day, sir; glad to have
had the honor of meeting you." De
troit Free Fress.
Pulled wools are largely used in tht
manufacture of flannels, and one reason
of their being so used is because tha
process of pulling, either by burning or
sweating, destroys the felting properties
of the liber, and so better fits it for use
in flannels, which will not so readily
shrink in washing.
Cream of tartar occurs in the juices
of many fruit, among them the grapo
and pineapple; and when the grape
juice is being fermented to make wine,
ahard crust, known as argo, is formed
on the sides of the cask, consisting main
ly of acid tartrate of potassium, but also
containing tartrate of lime and some
coloring matter' of the wine.
The fdrce popularly believed to be
everted by iiitro-glyccrine and dyna
mite, w'hen exploded, is somewhat
mis-estiinateJlrir-hus experiments show
that the power deVelojujd by the ex
plosion of a ton of dynamite is equal
to 45,675 foot-tons; one tonof nitro
glycerine, similarly exploded, V"'"1 exert
a power of 64,452 foot-tons, knd one
ton of blasting gelatine, similarly ex
ploded, shows a force of 71,050 tons.
More than $10,000,000 worth, of
oysters were shipped from Maryland to
all parts of the world this season.
Over fifty thousand persons are em
ployed in the industry in the State, and
it supports besides 1,500 schooners and
sloops. To enforco the law for the reg
ulation of these vessels the State main
tains an oyster navy," consisting of
five steamers, six schooners, and eight
IN A LOGGING CAMP.
.low th Rough Woodxman of tha North
"Ml Bpand Their Time.
Of the hundreds of logging cam;.
K-Mttored through the pine forests
Vorthern Michigan, Wisconsin at:
Minnesota, the ordinar- Eastern m
vis little idea. A camp is a little vi
ao of perhaps half a dozen log cab r.
:tuated in the woods, often from t
twenty miles from the nearest ton .
r settlement It has a population, or
nore properly speaking, a crew, o
from twenty to one hundred men. ac
cording to the size of the operations.
iinl two or three women who do the
rooking and washing. In general
tppcarance tho logging camp of to-d.iy
loiibtless varies little from those of
Bfti years ago. Of the half-dozen
buildings of which the camp is com
posed, one, tho "ineu's shanty," serves
is a d welli ng-hona for the whole crew,
mo for the boarding-house, or "cooks
jhanty, hi which tho cooks live, an
other for an office and store, and the
others for barns, blacksmith shop, e!c.
The men's shanty is a large, square
!og cabin with no partitions inside,
there be'ng simply one room, with
loot's and windows at the ends, and
bunks built a'.onir the sides, one above
the other, after the fashion of berths in
a steani-lxat Euch bunk has a straw
tick and heavy woolen blankets for
betiding. In the enter of the ro m is
n open space, in the middle of which
stands a large sheet-iron heater or
stove, with the furniture, consisting of
a few wooden benches. scattered
around near by. The crew of a camp
's made up with men of many nation
tlties. Besides . Americans, there are
iiany Canadians and quite a sprinkling
if Swedes, Norwegians Danes and
Finlanders. The woodsmen are a
roujrli, hardy class of men. who live a
ronph life, work hard, and endure
many privations. They are
usually single men, and their
worst enemy is whisky. They encounter
this luxury at short range about semi
annually, with unvarying degrees of
success in mastering it Their dress is
rather picturesque, their winter cos
tume consisting usually of a red knit
rap, red or blue Mackinaw shirt (worn
in place of a co.-u). gray pants, long
roV stockings drawn over the pants to
the knee, heavy low rubbers on the
feet woolen mittens, and perhaps a red
iash tied around the waist Their
wages range from eighteen to twenty-six
dollars er month, and board. The
latter is plain but wholesome, consist
ing of salt meats, fcrrnd, potatoes and
plenty of lea ns and like articles that
ate easy to transport and preserve.
The fixwl is usually well co ked, ami
no matter if it could be improved a
triflV. the man who swings an axe tei;
or eleven hours a day in the bracin,"
pine air is apt to c:ll it "good grub."
The men spend their leisure tirm
nenings and Sundays in camp, nut'
the inside of the men's shanty in th
evening pre so ts an interesting aj
pcarance. They scatter themseive
areutul, resting after their day's work,
and amuse themselves in various ways.
Some are lying in their bunks read in .sr.
some writing letters to distant friends,
or perhaps the girl, they left behind
them in Canada or far-away Norway or
Sweden, while cards, checkers oi
s npn;r takes no the attention of the
lemaiuder. Nearly all are smoking,
and the conversation is carefully inter
larded with profanity of the most fluent
variety. Swearing is one of the ac
et mplishmeuts of the regular woods
man, and he could teach a cow-boy
new cuss words. All are in bed before
nine o'clock, for they must be up at
half-past four in the morning, break
fast at five, and be out in the woods at
six ready for work. The adage "early
to led and early to rise" is very strict
ly observed iu a logging camp. Htr
per't W eekly.
Keeping Within Bounds.
Rpporter I've got the biggest kind
of a social stnsation. A desperate
lover threatened to shoot a society wo
man if she would not accept him. and
he calmly looked down the muzzle of
the revolver and s:iid she preferred
death to marriage with him. That
settled his hopes and so he desisted,
a ml afterwards blew his own brains
City Editor Good. Who is the
' Sirs. De Pink, the rich yonng so
"Humph! Don't mention the fact
the heroine is a widow. Nobody will
believe the story." Chicago Tribune.
Law for Themselves.
Aunt Sally Gri
(relitf f mm "F.iir
-"J' ...... .j
Candlelight was at one of tho Presi
dential receptions with another dear
old soul, w ho was visiting a Senator.
"Them's the ministers," said Aunt
Sally, pointing to a group. "1 heard
'tin say so."
Whin do they preach?"
"Dunno; one of 'cm is the minister
from Niagara, and the other from Ter
"Law! I've heerd of that country
before. We must go an' hear 'em
preach before we go home."
And they ambled off after other cu
riosities. Detroit Free iVes.
M .thcr (to little E nina) What are
you going to do with that egg?
L'ttlo E miia Tho teacher is going
to tell us tho history of Cofiimbus,
and asked every one of us to bring an
Mother But, "my dear, I can't spare
Little E ima Oh. that doesn't mnko
any d ff -ronce. Teacher told us to
bring soinn butter if wo had no eggs.
Phiiade 'i h u Press. .
Tho manager of th'v automatic
mnchines which furnish Weights,
sweetmeats, pens, paper, aod other
things to London people, recently
showed the police half a ton of lead
and xino dns and thousands of pieces
of cardboard that had been dropped
Into tha uiachina instead of pennies.
Experiments on the speed of the
electric cnrrer.t prove that if W proper
conductor could bo wound around tha
globe a signal parting from it at any
point of it would return to the ,'Btarting
point in one-ialf of a second-.
PRESIT rNTJAL AUTOGRAPHS.
Andrew Johnson's tha Rarest, Washing:
ton's Next and laylor's Third.
When an American starts in to make
a collection of autograph letters he iJWfh Le'ratiwtio iien aro Indolent
very apt to begin with the Presidents
of the United States. A set of the
Presidents il very ijesirable and each
year it is becoming more difficult tc
form one. An amateur will know lit
tle of the comparative valne and va
riety of the ditfeient Presidents and
unless be is informed, he will miss
golden chauces of picking up -rare
specimens, or pay too dearly for com
Washington naturally leads the list
in desirability, though Andrew John
son is the rarest and most expensive.
Fall letters of Washington arc scarce,
and their price varies from $25 up
wards according to their size, condi
tion and subject matter. Letters dated
dnring the revolution are the most in
teresting, as they-are "apt to contain
references to the war.
Letters signed only by Washington
are fairly common but always in good
demand at prices varying from f 12 up
wards. Those written by his secretary,
Alexander Hamilton, are perhaps the
best Hamilton was a master of tha
English language, and his sentences
flow as smoothly as those of Addison
Washington letters will never become
cheaper, as there is a steady demand
from outside by people who want only
a Washington. The most exaggerated
idea of the value prevails in Europe,
where f 100 is sometimes asked or one.
Andrew Johnson seldom wrote let
ters. His right arm was injured by a
musket ball and it was painful for him
to use it He confined hinwelf to very
Bhort notes generally in pencil or
had his letters written by his son. The
latter frequently signed his father's
name for him. This signing by proxy
has sometimes escaped notice, and at
the Cist sale last spring one of the let
ters sold for $15. Collectors have
grown very suspicious of the name and
at the Richmond sale last month a
signed document sold for the low price
of f3. A genuine signature is worth
that alone. Another reason why John
son wroto little was because he made
mistakes in grammar and spelling and
he disliked to expose himself to crit
icism. Washington is second in rareness
and Zachary Taylor third. The old
soldier was handier with the sword
than with the en. He wrote a villain
ous hand and was generous of blots. A
fine Taylor is worth from $ 15 to $25,
and it is a very poor specimen that is
not valued at less than $5. A number
of forged signatures of Taylor are in
circulation and should be looked ont
for. Thev are on a large-sized eard.
and may be detected by the regularity
of the writing.
Abraham Lincoln, ranks fourth in
point of rareness. He wrote short
notes covering on the average about
half a s"eet, and his writing is as plain
and homespun as his character. He
wrote straight to the point and wasted
no words. The prices of his letters
range from fl2 to f30. It is safe to
say that these prices will be greatly in
creased in the near future.
ltie letters oi uenerat tirant are
high-priced, not so mnch because of
their rarity as because of the great
reputation oi tne writer, iney range
in price from 10 to f 20, and thero is a
large and steady demand for them.
Grant's book had a tremendous sale.
and many people like to insert a letter
in the book, as it materially increases
John Adams and John Qnincy Adams
bring good 'prices, Monroe, Madison,
Harrison, Jj-ckson, Jefferson, Tyler
and Polk run cloe together at from f 3
to $6 each. -Huchanan. Haves, Pierce,
Van Buren and Fillmore are lower
Armor is aeciueuiy scarce, it is
often so soon after a man's death. It
takes time for letters to find their way
into the hands of strangers. Twenty
years hence Arthur's letters will be
commoner than they are at present
Life in the Far West.
"Too much credit can not be given.
remarks a .Montana paper, "to our
dignified aud efficient police justice,
Jndge Winthrop, for ftie warfare he
is carrying on against disreputable
characters, and more especially for
ridding our city of Red Mike, the
pugilist anil tough who has been dis
gracing the place for the last- year.
Thursday evening the judge met-Mike
by appointment at the Maverick Thea
ter and easily bested him in five rounds,
bare knuckles, London prize-ring
rules. The judge was the best man
from the start, having tho light all his
own way, in the fifth round knocking
his opponent completely over the
ropes, where he tell insensible and
failed to come to time. The judge
took all the gate money, the f 25 stakes,
and also won $200 on side bets. Mike
left for the East next morning for minl
ical treatment" Chicago Tribune.
m a m
A burglar having completely dis
appeared from tho surveillance of the
police, a detective went to the wife of
the criminal and asked her where ber
husband was. "Ho's gone." answered
the wife. "Gone? Gone where?" "I
never tell that; and, besides I don't
know." "But you must tell, or I'll ar
rest you." At this the wife bridled up
and said: "He's dead, but I don't
kuow where he's gone; and if I did I
would'nt tell yott.'" A. K Ledger.
What is aescribert as a literary
event of national importance to China
has taken place in Japan. A Chinese
official discovered in the latter country
a copy of Hwang Kan's Confucian
Analects, over 1,200 years old, and
with all the ancient commentator's
notes. This work has disappeared in
China for 700 or 800 years, and, as tha
whole history of the present copy ia
known, the Chinese Government has
directed its minister in Japan to bor
row it in order that a carefully cor
rected copy may be taken.
imminent Scientist "The planetary
indications give assurance that there
will be no rain for the next three
days." 'Man with a buniou (smiling
with lofty superiority) "There will b
rain, sir, in less than twelve hours."
P. S. There was.
hera tha Lif of IT h li s
v -.!-.-'- ' JtL'Exl..teuce.
and earJjecoriKr srery lat: many in
Cairo ami Ah-xHitlria have never see a
the city gutos or the port J hey sra
too reputed to indedsre in serh.us in.
trigtiei. The have not tho faith ia
destiny wh!ch enervates the best
M we'rn. but are couragifons ia dan
ger. They are not frank in their
hatreds or dislikes. They associate
with the C.qrt-j far more than with
Moslems, and are overfond of festivi
I have never seen a M Msiem iromnn
praying in a m;que except at the
H jwling Dervishes, when three wom
en "in an tipjier balcony accompanied
the brethren in a part of tho exerivsi.s,
by pantomine. an 1 thev were insane
aud put there to ba cured by tha devo
tions. Nor have I seen a Mslein
woman or girl praying anr where
Bat there are mosques ia Ca"ro that
are nam ;d for women and soma that
have bean built by them or for them
with their money. ' 1 know at l.ist six
women's names. T.iat of St. Zynebt
the granddaughter of the Pi-oph-t,
has a clock-tower and much d e
oraiion; and n thing but wom
en can enter the bronz in clos
ure which contain the' brocad 3
draped tomb. The mosqna of S
Sophia, built by her eunuch, has a
fi.ie minaret ami decorations; those of
Ayesha a d Fat nieh are of pec:ili ir
sanctity. O ir wist and instructive
Alee, a tall, gaunt N ibian, a ri iid
Moslem crammed with histori.-s,
legends a- d much experience, tha
btst authority on our dahabeeveh.
and whom we mercilessly qnestion oa
the soeial and domestic lifts of tha
women, related to us with many par
ticulars that his wife and other
Moslem women went twice a year,
after a Inth. fn a sida ranm in tha
mosque at Fatmeh and Ayesha ot pr iy
and be advised by a khat-eb. Titis ex
hortation w is praise to Allah, in j mo
tion to serve the husband, warning
against evil spirits and infi
delity, exhortations to teach the sons
the things they should know whila in
the harem, rhaj sm1'c.i1 expressions f
God. and blessings asked for tbe pil
grims and farui'y of the prophat.
Levantine, Armenian, Syri. n and
some of the Coptic women rece've
male visitors with the men of the
family, and they shop, ride and Tisit
and eat with male relatives and in-i-mate
friends. At a Coptic weldi ig
which I attended in fairo there were
manv of these foreign women present,
but not one C plie woman, except a
yonng girl of the family of tha
bri-legroom. Tbe families f both
bride and gr m were wealthy
and important an I the affair
was grand and expensive; bus it wns
for men and foreign women. Tho
young girl of the family did the
arduous d ittes of hostess charmingly,
wi h the supp- rt of another, a
f choo'm-ite of he' own age. 1 1 vot
ing the na'ive Cansals, G vemor
I have never seen the .women of iha
harem, except by special invitation
from the master of tho honso. B.it
one mee's in C:iiro native women of
all classes, in the shops, in the bazars,
in the gardnes on d-nkeys and in
aarriagf s, and their ev.dent intention
is to enj v themselves. I know jhs.
wife of a Pasha, a Cop who receives
gentlemen with ladies, but never
Among the poor th? fi'.ling of water
jars, gossip on the s reet squatting
outside the mod inclosure of ihe home,
with dirty children, chickens and
sheep, ba'hing in tha Nda and wash
ing clothing and domestic animals
thesa are the chief opportunities for
woman's social enj ynvnfc And tha
keenness wish which they relish this
part of their daily life tells the story
of its yoTcrty. Morning and evening
alo-g the banks of the river we met
with irregular processions of women
ri I yonng girls. rerod:.ciag tUo an
cient pictures, with their water jars
graeetn'ly and jauntily poised oa theit
vailed heads. Cor. Pittsburgh 2i
pat.h. An Honest Politician.
An honest poli ician has ben dis
covered in Alabama. Just after bar
ing announced himsnlf as a candidate
for Congress and while standing-o
tbe court-house steps makinj a Sfeech,
some ono in the crowd yelled:
"S-iv, what do you think of the
tariff? Give us yonr views."
"My friends. said the orator..
don't know a blame thing about the
H i was elected by a large majirity.
Arkansaw Trave sr.
The cows of a Georgia farmer
get into the pea field of his neighbor
ai d des' royed abont ten bushels, of
jveas. Thereupon tho latter . farmer
presented an account claiming $3 for
ten bushels of peas at t-ixty can s p3r
bushel. Thj owner of the cows ex
amined the account and then said:
"Look here, my cows ate up ten
bushels tf your psas, but yon know
the rule in gathering peas is lo give
one-half for the xralherins. . So xou
see my cows wera entitled to five
bushels f those peas for piciin
them. Therefore I n'y owe you for
five bushels at sixty cents and that
makes $1 Here's your money." And
at $3 they settleil.
A Good Darky Story.
In these days of schools and school
masters for the colored people tha
number of those 'who can not tell
their right hand from their left" will
presumably rapidly diminish: but be
iore me uaraj. oi aaie-oeuum iHr
quite disappears among the shades of
things that are past here is a story of
"Llviry." Elvira fell sick, and her
"ole marster" went to inquire as t; tha
she lay was in total darkness (light
and air are carefully excluded from a
Bil-.nvkm hv manv Tnrrw"k nnt Aft
B stood outside the door wlule
speaking to the invalid. Ha asked
Hhictt eye is it, i.mra, tha: is
swollen?" The voice of Elvi a replied
ihrc- - tb darkness: "Marster. it's
d at eye over nex to de Lira." i.3s
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