She grkn o (&i$xm. (IMItD lVeV KIOT, H .Y.""KIRkrAf itK'K '.TTrubliahorti On. Yr S2 00 En Month.... 1 25 Thre. Month..... 64 ( 1'ajrabl. iq aitvanofel TERMS OF ADVERTISING. On. aqnar. Set tnwtln S3 00 Kaca additional inaertiun 160 I LOCAL.) Local Tfoticm, rwr Una 1$ cr-nta Kular ftdvertiMMiienU Inserted upmi liberal tfrni. JOB PRINTING. tfurt dMerittk at JaJj Prifltinf Dobs en SLcrt Ktfice. Legal Blanks, Easiness Cards. Letter Heads, Bill Heads, Circular, Posters, Ste. Kiecntod til good .trie aad at lowwt Uruif prima. VOL. II. LEBANON, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1888. NO. 11. LEBANON SOCIETY NOTICES. LEBANON LOPO.E. NO. 44. A. F A. M : Mart, at th.lr tiw ball hi Manonlo Block, on Saturday veniuff. on or before th full moon. J W. M. LEBANON T.OPOK, NO. 47, I. O. O. F.: Mwta Sat urday ev.ntng of .a.-D w-k. at Odd rVllim'. Hall, Main tral; visiting brethren cordially Invited to atteud. J. J. I HAKLToK. It. U. HONOR LOPOK NO. SS. A. O. TJ. 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G.T.COTTON, DEALER IN Groceries and Provisions, TOBACCO c CIGARS, SMOKERS' ARTICLES, Foreign and Domestic Fruits, C O N F E C TIONERY (ieuinire mad Glassware. Lam aad Iantp Fixture Mala St., Lebanen, Ores. MATERS BROS, BLACKSMITHS, Lebanon, Oregon. Horse Shoeing and Gen eral Repairing, 'All Work Guaranteed to Give Satisfaction AT Prices to Suit Times. the GIVE US A CALL. Emperor William left a personal for tune of f 12,500,000. All the necessary papers for the transfer of the Lick obeervatory to the state university have been prepared. A force of men will put on four hy draulic rams, and as soon as this is done the university will take charge of it. The other day at Fresno, Cal., a ewe gave birth to three lambs, two white and one black as the ace t f clubs. When the mother saw this off color off-spring, she stamped on and butted the poor little fellow uutil it was dead. An automatic gas extinguisher has lately been patented by Joseph Hsroux of Yamachiche, Canada, which shots automatically when the gas is extin guished. The mechanism used is based on the lineal expansion of metals. A Vienna engineer has just taken out a patent for a new smoke-abating process. By means of electricity he proposes to condense the solid part of the smoke as it arises from the coal, the carbon thus formed falling back into the furnace. Several years ago a negro girl at Calhoun, Ga., predicted that the town of Calhoun would be utterly destroyed on March 20, 1888. She was only one day out of the way, the recent disas trous cyclone there having occurred March 21t. Her prophecy is corroborated by a dozen ci izeur, who distinctly remember the occasion when she made it. Alonzo Adams, of Arcadia, Lipeer county, Michigan, says that he put a bullet through the heart of a large porcupine, which was in the top of a tall tree on his farm, three weeks ago, and the animal has just fallen. It ! hung to a small branch by one of its hind feet for the three weeks its death grip Listed. Lewis Millsfaugh succeeded in killing an otter recently, near Pleasant Like. X. Y. The otter attacked Mr. Millspaugh's dog and whipped it in r-hort order, and then turned on Mr. Millspaugh, who fortunately had an ax and succeeded in killing it. The otter measured four and one-half feet in length and had a beautiful skin. Mrs. Maggie Jcnce, who lived on a farm near Lancaster, Va., was attacked by a rooster while gathering some eggs and had her hand painfully lacerated in the encounter. Two or three days after the occurrence the hand became inflamed, and the unfortunate woman finally died in great pain, her death it is said, being due to lockjaw. A West Foint (Neb.) bridegroom is spending his honeymoon in jail. A party of young men went to give the newly-married couple a charivari, which so iucensed the bridegroom that he emptied a shotgun loaded with salt into their midst. The entire charge was received by one of the party in the face. He will lose "both eyes and be otherwise disfigured for life. These ;s said to be a blind jeweler in Bradford. Fenn , who is able to re pair jewelry and watches entirely through his sense of touch. The blindness came upon him after he had become a proficient workman, and then, by cultivating the sensibility in his finger ends, he overcame in a great mc aaure his lack of eyesight. This is certainly a most remarkable instance, The shooting of a big dog by a French Custom House officer in the North of France the other day has given rise to some queer dog stories in the French papers. The officer shot the dog because he was suspiciously fat. The post-mortem examination revealed the fact that the dog wore leather coat made to look like his own skin, and skillfully fastened at the shoulder and haunches in such a way 99 in comnletelv conceal the ends of the hair. In this coat the dog carried several hundred cigars. A Sheriff in Franklin county Maine, had a novel experience while making an arrest. It was the sher iffs misfortune to be much under the usual size, but he was full of pluck He was sent to arrest a notorious of fender, and found him on a hill side. He was a burly two hundred-pounder Grinning at the officer he laid down on the ground and said : "If you get me vou will have to take me." The situation was favorable and the sheriff was quick-witted. Without a word hp took one of the big man's feet under each arm and started down the hi! with him as fast as he could go. The fat man got such a bum pine that he begged for mercy, and the officer had an easy time in completing his ar rest. " Comformablv to the laws of ad ranee and retreat of glaciers, it is said those in the valley of Chaniounix. Switzerland, are now beginning1 to ad vance. The lower extremity of the Glacier des Bossons is "not more than three thousand feet above the level of the sea," and is going still lowor. During the past three years this lower Extremity "has advanced at the rate of fifty yards a year." It is said that "a grotto cut out of the ice in May, 1849, quarter of a mile-from the extremity. has moved down' more than sixty farda." TELEGRAPHIC. Epitome of the Principal Evcnti Attracting Pablie Interest Nicholas Didier, ex-Treasurer of yoranne township, O., is short $35, 000. Tom Kooney, a negro farm hand, as hanged by a mob at Bowling Green, Ky. He was suspected of poisoning a farmer's stock. Miss B. A. Minims, a young lady from Edgewood, S. C, has arrived ut endletou to take a position as teacher n the Umatilla Indian school. At Elyra, Cincinnati, Jas. Smith, 20 years old, beat his wife, five years his unior, to death, because she wanted to go to a dance. Eighteen Cuban farmers have been rrested at Key West, Cuba, and are now in (Joloma rort at lierana. barged with being kidnappers. William George was huug in the penitentiary of Columbus, Ohio, for he murder of James Scott iu Noble county, iu July, 1887. William Culbert, a saloon keeper 45 ears of age, of Forest Citv, Cal., com mitted suicide by cutting his throat. Domestic troubles was the cause. Joseph E. Fecardo ha beeu arrested at Fresuo, Cal., for murdering a sheep owner named Thompson eleven years ago. Fecardo was in Thompson a eni- loy, and after killing him disap peared. George 8. Johnston, a well-kn wn miner ot Calico, Cal., while going from town in a state of intoxication, he fell off a precipice 100 feet in hit-lit and was instantly killed. After a pro tracted search his body was found. A party of anti-clericals came into collision with a religious procession at Bancifra, London. A fight arising, the military was called oat, and the soldiers were compiled to fire upou the nob. Several persons were killed. Two young freshmen of Harvard ollege, Boston Miss., John F. U. Cogle and Charles F. Belknap, aged 19 and 20 respectively, one the son of prominent city othcial, the other of well-known merchant worth a mil ion dollars, have been captured while robbing a student's locker. Gas escaping in the basement of the First National bank of St. Cloud, M .nu., exploded. The building is a total wreck. The front was blown across the street, shattering the build ings on the other side. Many people were on the street, and a Urge number ere hurt. At Macon, Ga., a tragedy occurred, n which a 9-year-old bov murdered is 6-year-old brother. The children were sons ot Col. J. It. W illiamson, one of the most prominent men in that part of the state. They were put to led in the same room, when the oldest loy obtained a shotgun and lew his brother's head off. The little murderer acts as if he were insane. A terrific explosion occurred at the powder house of the PotUville biown slone quarry at Belvidere, N. J. One man wmb killed, and several others were injured. A ntimler of houses were wrecked and considerable prop erty was destroyed. 1 he report was heard twenty miles away. Four bun- lrt-d kesrs of giant powder exploded The explosion was caused by a work man diopping a keg of powder. An iron tank containing 15,000 bar rels of oil, two miles up Oil creek, Fa., was struck by lightning. The tank boiled over, setting fire to another tank on the opposite side of the creek, containing zi.uuu barrels. I he Key stone rennery, a short distance from there, s in some danger, and wing dams are being built m the creek to protect property along the stream, The oil and tanks are owned by J. B Smathman. The five and seven year old bovs of John FiUman, of Stromsburtr, Neb were plaviug with a gun that was loaded with powder and a long wooden stick. The youngest peered into the barrel, when the gun exploded, driving the stick, which entered at the eye, clear through his head. After three trials the mother managed to draw the stick out, but the little fellow only gasped twice, and expired. A triple tragedy was enacted in the country near Beecher City, 111. Henry Miller and m. OJerholt, farmers had a lawsuit over a trivial matter, and Miller, the loser, swore he would get even. After the trial, Miller, true to his word, shouldered his nil and went to a field where L. C. Kinsey, one of Oderholt's witnesses, was plow ing. Miller first killed Kinscy's horse, and then shot Kinsey twice, in flicting mortal wounds. Then Miller went to another field, where Oderholt was at work. Oderholt s horse was first slain by Miller ond then Oder holt himself. It is supposed that Kinsev and O 'erholt attempted to shield themselves behind the horses. Then Miller proceeded to the hu which served as his home, and, aft setting the place on fire, blew his own brains out. His blackened corpse was found in the debris. Woman (wh has given some mince pie to tramp) MYou seem to be hunffryf" Tramp "That goes with out saying, which is a bit of badly Anglicized Irench, ma am, meaning la our more vigorous ingiisn, -iou can bet your sweet life I am,' or I wouldn be able to get away with much of this pie. jv. J. aun. "I think a bath daily would be beneficial in your case," said the physl cjan to Plodgers, the valetudinarian, "Well, I don't know, doctor." replied Plodgcra, in a feeble voice. "I took bath once a year or two ago. I felt better for a while, but it wasn't long before I was as bad as ever, and I have been growing worse ever since." St. Louis Magazine. Teacher "Class in physiology, stand up. Bodkins, how do you dis tinguish organio from inorganic matter?" Bodkins "In the organio world every individual springs from some parent, while inorganic sub stances are formed by chemical laws." Teacher "Very good. Give an ex am pi a of an inorganic subs tan oa." Podklas "An orphan. "Lifu. COAST CULLINGS. Devoted Principally to Washington Territory and California, Jacob Foort, a sailor on the schooner Black Diamond, at Antioch, Cal., while scraping the mast on the vessel, fell a distance of fifty feet and was killed. Wm. Livingston, a miner at Vit ginia, Ntv., died f blood poisoning, produced by ulceration of the jtw fol lowing the extraction of decayed tooth. An inquest was held at Los Angeles, Cal., on the body of Feter Wallers, who died from the ell". -els of a shot fired by his wife Bridget. The jury returned a verdict charging her with murder. The trial of John G. Crawford, who shot and killed Martin VanBureu Burke at San Francisco, closed, and the jury le turned a verdict of guilty, fixing the penalty at imprisonment for life. The First regiment Uuited States Infantry, Col. Shafter commanding, and a battery of artillery, have ac cepted an invitation to spend three months in camp in Santa Barbara, Cal. CapL Adams was shot through the lung, Bob Fringle in the mouth, and Bill Kmxlcs in the baud, m a saloon on S.lt river, Arixona. Some months ago Fringle a brother was assassinated nd the tight was the result of that affair. T. H. CulberUon's furniture shire was burned at I'omeroy. W. T. The oes will reach f 1,500; fully insured. n ten minutes, the firemen had four ireams of water on the fire, and pre vented itexteuding to adjoining build ings. John George, a young Greek fisher Siii ra-Valen-Uland man, was lodged in prnon at mento, Cal., for the murder of tine Maldonado on Lone Tree in the Sacramento river. The trouble took place over a young woman named Nellie Dominquet, with whom Maldonado had been living a few years. G. D. Jenkins was found murdered, shot through the head and body, in the Little Colorado river, Aruona. The remains had been in the water for several days. J ukins Cime from Nashville, Tenn., waa a photographer, was in company with a man named Smith. Smith is missing. 1 Mr. Wahlen, a merchant at Wheat- fields, A. T., was snot at about eight miles from home by an unknown Mrty in some bruh. The shot did not take effect, but after arriving at borne he was shot and killed, it is sup posed, by the same party. Deceased leaves one daughter, now in California. The bodv of Bernard Legrave, col lector at San Francisco, and a highly respected member of the French colony, was found dead on the rail road bridge between Third and Fourth streets. It seems evident that while on his way home, he was seized with fit that terminated fatally. Durnius Moorehouse, a well-known farmer living a few miles from Walla Walla, W. T , came to town with a oad of chopped feed. He was accom panied by two young men Lynch and S.tling. Tliey began skylarking, and Moorehouse lost his balance and fell beneath the wagon. One wheel passed over his stomach, crushing him so badly that he diet! in thirty minutes. He was 4s years out. George Drury, 8-vear-old son of Thomas Drury, of Liguna, Cal., w is drowned while he and his father were searching for sheila on the beach There was a very heavy ea at the time, ami a large wave rolled over them, and both were carried out. The father held to the boy, but the waves were too fierce, and the boy was torn from him and drifted out. Drury was badly bruised about the arms by being dashed on the rocks. Six train robbers, supposed to be Mexicans, attacked the south bound isjnara train as it was standing at a small station called Agua Sarcu, N M. The robbers opened fire and killed the fireman and Conductor Atkinson. Messenger Hay was badly wounded in the head and back. Wells, Fargo's box, containing about? 140, was taken. A large posse of Mexican troops and citizens are in pur.-uit. The Secretary of War in the City of Mexico have notified Mexican officers along the border that hereafter the penalty of death will be imposed for crossing over into the United Mates with troops and interfering with the affairs of citizens of a friendly nation This action was taken after an inquirv into the cases of Col. Arvizu and Lieut. Uuilems, who rescued a pris oner from the American authorities Tno courtmartial at Uuavmas sen tenced them to be shot for the offense, and on appeal to the supreme mili tary tribunal the sentence was arhirm 1 President Diaz, however, commuted the sentence to imprisonment at hard labor for twenty years in the military prison in the State of Santiego. A Southern Pacific west bound pas senger trtin was badly wrecked at Gila Btnd. A. T., by jumping the track while passing over a new trestl bridge. Though the engineer stopped the train within its length, the emi grant and smoking cars, day coach and one sleeping car were detached from the other part of the train, and ft from the trestle to the ground, some four or five feet, turning completely over and landing bottom side up. Mrs Good, an emigrant passenger, was in stantly killed, leaving a husband and three small children, who were travel ing with her. Another passenger sprained or dislocated a leg, and Chinaman's leg was badly hurt. But few other passengers sustained injur ies, outside of scalp wounds and bruises. Reginald Ford was driving at Sioux City, Iowa, when his vehicle was stopped suddenly by a wheel catching in a street railway, and Ford was thrown fully twenty feet, alighting on his head. Allen Vinton waa the first person to reach Ford, and found him apparently dead, with his neck dislo cated. He took hold of Ford's head, gave it a sudden turn, and the verte brae slipped back ifetoplace. Ford soon regained consoiousss, and if lie escapes from the effect "orj brain con cussion can boast of bein one of the few living persons who have had their necks dislocated. 1 OREGON NEWS. Everything 0f General Interest in a Condensed Form. Weston will soon have a new flour- ng mill. A new chfese factory has iust been started near MarrhtielJ, Coos county. Another chicken with his crop full of gold is reported from Wasco county. Forest Grove and Hillsboro creamer ies are m goinl running order and prove a great convenience to those who have cowa within a reasonable distance. The 15 year-old duuzhter of Georee Kennedy, owner of the foundry at Corvallis, eloped from her home in that city with suiue unknown man. the parties were overtaken at Inde- H'tidei c j, Folk county, and the girl was taken home by htr father. The Truckee Lumber Company has bought the sawmill of Smith fc Sons, at Tillamook, and will immediately in crease its capacity and run it night and day. 1 hey have purchased two arge vessels in S in Francisco, and ex pect to do a big business. It is report d that the Falls Tiiln Company's mill on Young's river whl change hands and that the new own ers will be the California Paixr Coui- any of San Francisco. The new ompany will etilarire the capacity of the mill and place it on a substantial footing. Des Nast, an employe of the Oregon Pacific in the shops at Yaquitia, h-ui the misfortune to break his leg be tween the knee and ankle joint. He was working about a pile of fro iron when a portion of the pile fell over, several pieces striking him, causing the fracture of the limb. William Btivens, of Walton, Lane county, while going to his claim up the Suislaw river recently, mvt with a close call from drowning. He wan crossing the river on a foot log and ost his balance and fell in. but es caped with the loss of an axe an his tat. The first rescue of the season was male by the life crew at C -ie H m cock. J. Ditchburn, fishing for My ers, was capsized off Peacock spit, in the breakers. Tin look-out on the hill discharged the signal gun, and he life-boat was oon under wav, and picked up Diichbum, his loat puller and coat, and brought them into the cape. The net was p'.cked up by a hilling boat, and retume I to Ditch burn, but was lost again by him. Fred Byal, a 12-year-old lid of Grant's Pass, son of M. W. It yal, and several o' her childrea were on a long railroad bridge which is approached y a very sharp curve. Hearing a train ipproarhing and realizing in an nstam that the others could not get if the bridge in time, he pulled a landkerchief from his pocket anil ran around the curve toward the train. which he thus succeeded in stopping ami saving the lives of his little com pan ion s. i he railroad commission made the following finding with reference to the aceident on the Portia ml and Wi Lunette Valley road on M irch 22 : "The hoard having visited the scene of the accident, and having made a care ful examination of all the available testimony, finds that the road anil the bri Ige where the accident oc-uirtd were properly constructed and in good condition ; that the train was running at a low rale of speed, and that no blame attaches to the em ployes on board. Hut the managers of the road were not justified in jeo pardizing the lives of passengers by attaching passenger coaches to cars loaded with lie stock, as a sudden crowding of cattle to one side of the cars was the probable cause of the ac cident in this case." roBTLANO rHontca harhxt. BCTTBB Fancy roll. A 40 20 25 7 1 3d 86 19 a 30 U.4 16 14 lit 18 9 e IH & iS 1240 H 10 40 m ( 8 fid 10 10 & 12 i 00 4 00 4 ?6 Oregon - Inferior grade Pk-kled California roll do pickled C ii Siena Eastern, fall cream Oregon, do Lalifornia Kuoa Frenh Dkied Fruits Applet, qra, ska and bx... do California Apricots, new crop Peaches, unpeeled. dw ... Pears, maehina dried...... Ptttd chenaea Pitted plums, Oregon Fi, Cal., in bga and bx.. Cal. Prunes, French OrfRon pruns .. Floor Portland Pat. Roller. V bbl f Salem do do White Lily iP bbl Country brand..... 60 3 7 Siiperflne 60 a 75 Grain Wheat. Valley, V 100 lbs... do Walla Walla Barley, whole, IC ell. do frroti'id, if ton Oats, choice mlllins t bush 1 85 1 271 I 1711 20 1 10 ( 1 12 ao im a-i& 00 45 (A 40 do feed, (rood tochotce,old Rye, V 100 lbs 1 Fwsn 44 A 15 10 1 25 Bran, V ton 15 00 Shorts, if ton ftl7 00 Hay, V ton. baled 14 00 W16 00 Chop. ton 8 HO (625 00 Oil cake meal V ton 83 00 &35 0C Fresh Fruits Apples, Oregon, t? box 1 25 Cherrit , Oregon, If drra. . . Lemons, California, iC bx.. 3 23 Limes, 100 Etivernide oranges. If box . . . l 50 Los Angeles, do do . , Peaches. If box , Hides Dry, over 16 lbs, lb Wet salted, over 55 lbs.... Murrain hides Pelts Vboktabi.bs Cabbage, V tt '.. Carrots. If sack a 8 10 4 iid 5 7 a 8 10 1 25 2 75 a 1 25 e i 75 7o '2 m 14 14 a is Cauliflower, do Onions Potatoes, new, V 1C0 lbs , Wool East Oregon, Spring clip Vailev Oration. do -Little Sally came' home from school full of indignation. She is only live years old, but she was full of "mad" as her little body would hold. "Mam ma," she said, "I think that teacher was real rude to me." "Why, what has she done?" "She laughed at me laughed right out loud." "I guess ?ou did something to make her auglu" "No, I didn't do any thing." "Well, how did it happen r" "It was in the geography class, and she asked ms what was the prinoipal production Of the Sandwich Islands, and I just aaid- Sandwiches,' and sho laughed." AGRICULTURAL. Devoted to the Interests of and Stockmen. Farmers Thlnnltiff Fruit. As there is a pro-ttect of a large crop of fruit, seasonable suggestions are in order and hints for management of fruit may be of u-e to some who are not experienced in the business. All trie, in good bearing yeais, have u tendency to over-preduce, and many times are grVally harmed by having ! too much fruit left to grow and mature. Ovir bearing h sure to injure the tree, by weakening its productive power and its vitality. The value of fruit dermis on its size and flavor. A bushel of large peaches will fell at a good priee, but when fruit is over crowded on the tree it is worthless, as it lacks size and flavor. You have a lot of inferior fruit, and the tree that bore it is weakened and injured. The true way to do is to carefully thin fruit as soon as it has fairly set. and has gained sufficient size to show that it will bang on. A lively picker will go over a tree in a short time and thin it, so that his time lost will be well in vested. Even when fruit is dried, the buyer discriminates in favor of large growth, and pays in proportion. In thinning, see that the picker takes off Uiesmtll fruit, and all that are in any way ill shapen, or that have fungus sttota on them. This leaves only large and handsome fruit to mature, and it will bring a handsome price. Fruit growers themselves, and their hired hand', all have at first a tendency to dread either thinning fruit when it hangs too thick or pruning trees heavily enough when they reed it. they have to be educated to it, and when they have once learned their lesson they are in condition to do well and make money. It is aggravating to see a tree die in the effort to bear and perfect the fruit that crowds its own burdened branches. Theorchard- ist lias many lessons to learn, and suc cess in ins otcupition dfDeuds verv greatly on his learning them well, and practicing them to perfection. A new daily fraud has ruadi its ap pearance in England under the name of "chee erind." No farmer cap afford to let his cows run down in the spring of the year. This they are likely to do when com- ng into miik, if not given extra care and feed. The Dutch are taking Holland at the rate of eight acres a diy. During the la't two centuries it is estimated, 1,000,000,000 acres of land have been reclaimed froth the sea. InJia is beginning to compete with China in the cultivation and exporta tion of tea. The merchants of China are becoming alarmed and are seeking some means of improving China tea. G-it a piece of land ready and grow a crop of corn-fodder. Plant the seed thickly in the rows, use plea'y of ma nure, cultivate often and harvest it w hen the ears are in the milky stage. Meadows that have ceased to give go xl crops may be renewed cheaply by turning the sod soon after cutting, then harrow thoroughly at intervals of a tortnighl, and belore autumn rains reseed with timothy and such other varieties of gras as may be suited to soil and situation. The bright spring days will cause the young pigs t grow rapidly. Turn them on grasa as soon as they are ten wee ks old, but gradually at first, or they may have the scours. It will cost but very little to raise a few nigs if they be given the privilege of a small grass plot and fed twi,-e a day. Shropshiree are quite similar in type and general c hi racier to the South down, but have darker faces and legs, are somewhat larger, and clip more wool of a superior quality. They have neat heads, with rather short, muscular tucks, long, level, broad backs and round bodies well s.t upon short logs. A Massachusetts man s.iys that though he could not cure his horse seventeen years old of heaves by feeding him marsh hay, the disease was so subdued by its u.e that the ani raal did not cough, and showed no signs of heaves. When feediug on upland hay was recommenced, the horse began to cough again. Bees should be furnished with water if a good supply be not close at hand. In early spring water may be set out to them, to which may tie added a litlle.salt. Take a salt-barrel that has just been emptied, soak it in water and set it out near the apiary, and the bees will show how they appreciate such a tonic. In ordi r to destroy the grub in the crown of the peach tries, remove the soil sb low down as the grubs are at work ; scrape off the gum that has accumulated ; pour hot suds around the stronger the better; repeat the rocess again in June. tscatter one- half to a pint of slaked lime to an or dinary sized tree. Fill the trench thus mado around the tree with fresh earth. Unless brewers' grains are fresh, they are an unhealthy food ; they will very soon cause the cow's digestive or gans to become diseased, and mjure the quality of the milk. It is for this cause that city authorities often for bid tne use of brewers' grains in the production of milk. But when brew ers grains are led iresn, and mixed with fodder, they make healthy food cows. English hay is much finer than that produced iu the United States. The prevailing practice is to grow nothing but timothy and clover. The English hay is much finer and greener than that produced in the Uni ei States, as it is cut at an early stage of growth. There are 31,000,000 acres devoted to grass in the British Lies, and the avi rage crop is three fold more than is obtained here, and is double that of Continental Europe. Cowboy to Photographer "I want my pictur' tuk." Photographer "Yes, sir; sit right here, please." "Nice day." Ys; look right here, please." "You bet." "Now sit perfectly quiet. Give me a good expression and wink when you have a mind to." "What was that last remark, pard ner?" "Wink wnk when you feel like it." "Durned cf l tuk you fur a drink In' man."-' i Paul tfiooe. - BURMAH'S PEOPLES. laterratln-r Ilnta C'onrrrnlnff their Origin, Habits and Cantoms. Mr. J. A. Bryce gives the proceedings of the Iloyal Geographical Society an interesting account of the country and peoples of Burmah. The various peoples who inhabit the last addition to the British Empire appear to be all of Mongolian afijnities.-bnt .they differ from each other as widely as flo'the races of Indo-European stock. 'Out of the total population, w hieh-'may , be placed at seven millions and quarter,, the true Burmese are about one-half, the rest belonging to the races known as Karens. Kukhyens, Khyens, Shans and Tabling. The whole of these races have, in common with the remainder of the peoples who are not dominant in in Indo-Cbina, descended at various periods either from China or from Tibet, and may be considered for the most part as more or less Sinicised abo riginal peoples who have fled south ward to escape the political power of China. No two authorities seem to agree respecting the relative dates at which all these various peoples entered the peninsula. The Talaing was cer tainly in possession of Pegu and Ar racan before the Burman, and the Tab aing race still forms the bulk of the population in the delta of the Irrawadi and the Sittang. The Talaing is usually considered to be related to the Kolarian of Hindustan. In person he is smaller, plumper, fairer and less hard-featured than his Burmese conquerors. Less seems to be known about the Karens than the Talaing, but Lacou perie believes that tbay were dominant ia Indo-China previous to the irrnp tion of the various races of Shans. Mr. Bryce believes that in Burmah they post-date the Tibetans. There are at the present time two very different races within Burmese territory who bear the name of Karens. One of these is the Karen nees or Bed Karens, so-called' from the color ot their breeches a tribe of untamable head-hunters, own ing allegiance to no one; and the white Karens, a quiet and inoffensive race in habiting some districts of Lower Bur mah, especially the mountains of Ten asserim. The Burmese proper are among the oldest people of the country. Ovcr whelmtd by the Shans they after awhile arose again, and imposed their yoke npon their former masters. As a race they hare shown great vitality; while as individuals, though habitually indo lent, they are capable of great displays of energy when sufficiently aroused. The Burman is the Parisian of Asia. None can excel him in all the graces of politeness. The good-humored, hard working bnt less courteous Shan ap pears to him a savage. In stature the Burmese are inferior to the Shan, though taller than the Talaing. The great Shan race, though less numerous iu Burmah than the Burmese them eslves, is now preponderant in the peninsula. The Siamese are Shan, as are the peoples to the north of them, whether paying tribute to China, Bur mih, Annam or Siam. Some defect in the Shan character seems to prevent their agglomeration into large masses, and thus it has come to pass that most of their Princes are tributary, though it can not be disputed that the northern Shans of Burmah and the Laos States are the most energetic peoples of the peninsula. The Kakhyens are a rude people, when compared with the Shans or the Burmese. Tbey inhabit the hilly dis tricts of Assam and northwestern Bur mah. and have recently, owing to the weakness of the Burmese power, en croached toward the south. In Assam they are known as Singphos. The Khyens are settled in the mountains Ifetween Burmah and Bengal. The Burmese proper are chiefly settled in the upper part of the Irrawadi delta, in a narrow belt on each side of the Irrawadi in upper Jjurmah, the upper valley of the Sittang, and the Moo val ley, between tke Irrawadi and its tribu Us t, the Kvendwin. The tutal area of Burmah is about 230.000 square miles, and is thus nearly equal to the State of Texas. The greater part of this area is uncultivated mountain and forest, and Mr. Bryce states that not above one-seventh even of Lower Burmah is cultivated. The lower part of tho combined deltas of the Irrawadi and the Sittang receive one hundred inches of rain annually. but this is diminished one-half at the apex of the delta, and the plain of the Lpper Irrawadi is deficient in rainfall. and depends for its water supply upon the river. A. 1. Independent. How the Japs Measure Time. A party of Americans, describing a shopping tour while recently in Japan, refer among other things to the clocks shown them. Some were constructed on American models, while others were fashioned upon a principle peculiarly Japanese, and supposed to be more convenient for the registration of their singular time. Tho twenty-four hours are divided in Japan into twelve periods of time, six of which are ap propriated to darkness and six to the light. The day being calculated from sunrise to sunset, there is a necessary variation in the -length of the six day and six night hours, the latter being the longest in winter, the former in summer. The clocks are altered periodically to suit the seasons of the year. Jewelers ntckly. iramp 'uan t you give a poor man something to eat? I got shot in the war and can't work." Woman "Where was you shot?" "In the spinal column, mum." "Go 'way! i There was no such battle fought." Texas pitings. Under tne auspices of the Wagner Free Institute, cf Philadelphia, which devotes a portion of its income to the encouragement ol original research, a scientific exploration of Flor.'da was made last year. A report of the work done, which was chiefly, geological, has recently been published. The investi gations did not tend to support the opinion of Agassiz as to the coral or- mation of Florida, but indicated that the coral tract of the peninsula is con fined to the south and" southeast- The fossil remains examine!, by these and earlier explore show tfcjt Florida was nnft. 1,1" . tha lama. tanu. 1 FERDINAND WARD. How tha ITotorioas Bank-Wrecker plea III. Tlane at Ring Blng. Ferdinand Ward, perhap the most noted prisoner of all, a eansi aom pound of shrewdness and weakness, unlimited cheek and with no conscience nor principles, achieved some rare rogueries in which he was not solely to blame. His vanity led him to take a leading part in it the most prominent indeed and, as . it roUed on and on, like some enormous snowball, always getting bigger, it grew out of all con trol and beyond his comprehension. It was a matter of days only when it would end, and his efforts were at last all directed ioward tiding over each hour, not to arranging the final catas trophe, which was left to take care of itself. The amount of business done by Grant & Ward through the clearing- bouse was f 3S2,CK,000, a figure repre senting also about one-quarter, of the national debt of the United States. The man who managed all this bow works in a shabby little prison-room containing a shabby printing outfit, with which he strikes off very shabby. letter and bill-heads for the prison. It isn't work to speak of. it is not under the unrelaxing watchfulness in which other prisoners toil, but it is widely different from a seat in the directory of the Marine Bask ora desk in the private office of the once much envied, young and enterprising firm of Grant A Ward. The active partner wears stripes of coarse woolen fabric, but they fit him neatly. His boots are polished and shapely, ami be looks pretty well groomed. Ward is not a man to suffer much in imprisonment. His fibre is not fine enough for that, his temperament is sanguine and his ambitions, nnqnal- -ified by the character of their aimv gratify themselves in small struggles as readily as with great ones. His life in prison has not been aa easy one. lie thought that money could secure him immunity from all its hardships, but if it could in any way soften the asperities of prison life it had to be applied with more tact than he brought to its application. Unfor tunately for him. he expressed his views. Xbe methods adopted to con vince him of his error were prompt and stern, but it was some time before tbey were effective. At first he was pot to work dragging ashes from under a boiler. It was hot, hard work, but be was kept to it for several weeks. Then the Bay State Shoe Company secured his services aa book-keeper one Monday and fonnd him ridiculously incompetent on Tuesday. In youth he had been aa amateur journalist, and had some idea of setting type, and this fact has di rected the current of his life in prison. The firm of Perry 4k Co., stove makers, enjoyed a large contract at that time. and bad need of blanks, bill-heads and labels. They set Ward to work tread ing the press with which these were struck off. When Perry & Co. were legislated out of their position as con tractors. Ward and his printing office became an appendage of the prison, lie can do all the work required of him in an hour each day. The rest of his time he spends in reading and in such idle ways as he can find diverting. Even the fact that he is the most no torious prisoner in the community of 1,500 rascals is a source of pride and satisfaction to him, and he courts the curious regard which visitors so readily grant him, and basks in the observa tion of the crowds which flock into prison on holidays. He enjoys newspaper notoriety, too. The fact that most of the publications relating to his life in prison have bees far from complimentary serves perhaps to check his enjoyment of them, but not to destroy his pleasure in the fact that he is still before the public. His inordinate vanity is beyond shame, and, selfish and envious, he has easily be come the most unpopular man in prison, not only among the convicts, but with the keepers, who regard him as an unmitigated nuisance and do not fail to let him know it. Still, there are good qualities about Ward. He accept his snubs and there are many bestowed with unvarying good nature. He ia chipper and good-tempered under all conditions and has no apprehensions for the future. He still has matters in litigation, and Bourke Cockran, his counsel, is a frequent visitor. His wife has considerable property, a house in Stamford and a hotel splendidly furnished on the Connecticut river, be tween Hartford and Saybrook. This hotel, although a small one, is a very luxurious affair, filled with hard wood throughout and all sorts of luxuries not; to be found in the average summer establishment. Cor, Philadelphia Press. Good Portable Fence. " I have a nice portable fence that I think beats any I have seen described in any paper yet, The panels can be of any length wished. I maka mine mostly fourteen feet. I use five hoards five inches wide, three-quarters to seven-eighths of an inch thick, and make the panels four feet high. Tha end pieces (for end of panels) are four inches wide, nailed 'close for the end and one in the middle. For the sup port I use two by three inch stuff, sawed, and nail on a piece for the cut out on bottom of board, just back of tho upright. I generally split out my tim ber for bottom pieces, cutting the log to the right length four feet six inches and splitting out three by five inches. then cut out the place for bottom panel to rest in. two inches sqnare. The up right is four feet three inches long, of one by four inch stuff; the oblique strip is of same stuff, but five feet long. Cor. Detroit Free Press. Tho Southern manufacturing mills are working night and day, with orders running mouths ahead. Within six months Chicago will have five new packing-houses in active operation, whieh, jointly with those already in the city, will have a capacity of preparing for the market daily 1500 head of beef cattle and 15,000 hogs. Boston Budget. . Applying certain measurements t" a scarcely visible film of silver-. Wiener arrives at the eonf , no less than 125.00O.ftX r; SJ in line.