The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898, September 14, 1888, Image 1

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HONOR LOOOK NO Ss. A. O. V W., Lebanon,
otrmon: Mi v.ry nral tl tiiinl Thoiv.iftv ev.-n
mt In tho month. F. H. lioecoK M, VV.
A R. CYRU8 A. CO.,
Real Estate,. Insurance & Loan
General Celleetlow anil M alary Public
Baalneaa Prem ptly Attended to.
Mnmrn(n and Headstones,
A Double Circular Water Power
Saw Mill.
IVeur Ijobanon, Or.
Capacity abnit 50i feet r-r dsy. Alo, 4i
acres of laud on which ihe sawmill
is located.
rnic id, s-M o
Alo ! ave large stock of
At lowest market la'es for cash.
. W. WIIF.F.LF.K, l.ebaaaa. Or.
Artistic Photographer,
Enlarging from Small Pictures. In
stantaneous Proeese.
Groceries and Provisions,
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
win and eiawwtw,
Laaip and Lam p Fixture.
Main tat.. Irf-banan. Ores.
Sweethome, Oreeon.
JOHN T. DAVIS, Proprietor
The table is supplied with the very best the
market affords.
Nice clean beds, and satisfaction guaranteed
to all guests.
la connection with the above house
Keepa a Feed and Sale Stable, and will
accommodate tourl-ta and travelers with
teams, guides and outfits.
Proprietors of the
Livery, Sals aafl Fesfl Staples
Southeast Corner of Main and Sherman.
Fine Buggies, Hacks.Har
ness and
For parties going to Brownsville, Wa
terloo, Sweet Home, Scio, and all
parts of Linn County.
All kinds of Teaming
What though upon a wintry sea our life bars
What thoUKd we tremble 'neivth ita eruttt gains,
lu try blast;
We see a hitppy port lie far betoret
We see It sliming wnves, it sunny shore.
Where we shall w muter, and forgot the troubled
At last.
No torm approach that quiet shore, no ntRht
Falls on its silver atreanis, and valleys bright,
Ami frnrttuns vast;
Within that plemtant land of perfoel peace
Our toil-worn feet sball stay, our wanderings
There shall we, resting, alt forget the past, -At
The sorrows we hare hM In silent wearlnna,
ni birds above a wonmbjil. bleedlnit breast,
Their briKht plumes cast;
The irrtefa like mourners In a dnrk array.
That haunt our ttMttep here, will flee sway.
And leave us to foixet the sorrowful post.
At last.
Voices we loved sound from thone fatoU lands,
And thrill our hearts; life's golden sands
Are dropping fast;
Soon shall we meet by the river of peaoe ana
As the niifht flees before the eye of day.
So faded from our eyes the mournful pass,
At last.
Jotiah Atlen'i By.
The Singular Story Told by a
Railroad Man.
An Engineer's Uncomfortable Experience
ltlt Fireman, and What Ha Saw
on Passing Through a flU
Flvca of Wood.
A veteran engineer on tho Pj insyl
vaiila rnilroiul was speaking the other
!ay of singular nights a d incident't he
Iih.iI met with lu his lonr exerltitioo on
the rail. ' "rhe queert-st thing I ever
knew," antd ho, wp8 the vision that
1111 Sandusky hal a fow years agcx
There are tilings that yon know have
happened and are still reluctant to
fell about, because you know you'll be
laughed at and pouh-jtoohed for your
pains, and this visi m was one of that
kiuL U !l Sa idnky was an engineer
on wiie Philadelphia & Erie ra;lway,
and is yet. 1 ihink. and lives in Erin.
A better engineer never handled the
"About ten years asro a young fel
!ow named Gorre Watkms went to
work on the Paila I 'Iphia & K: io as a
brakeman. Hi tva a s'ranger, and
no one knew where he came from.
He was twenty-one or twenty-two
years old. but he ha l a older
look. II had a very d;trk complex
Son, and he was tall an I lean. His
eyes were intenswly b!ac't an I deep
sunken. II had but little to say to
any of his fellow-train men. It came
lo be com v.on remark among ihem
that if at any time Walking' peculiar
eyes w-ro fix?d on them for a moment
they underwent curious variations of
color, and that the person upon whom
the gazi was fixe I experienced sensa-tio;-i
which he found it difficult to de
scribe, but which were ref -rred to in
a general way as decidetlly uncom
fortable. ISiwe of the men said that
with Watkins eyes on them I hey
found it difficult to keep their minds
on their work, and some went so far
as to say that they could remove them
selves from the stranire influence of
his presence only by the exercise rf
all their will power. Those who had
heard of mesmerism decided that the
stranger was possessed of powerful
mesmeric influence, and he was
avoided by timid railroad men as
much as possible.
It was plain from the bearing of
Watkins that he was either the vic
tim of some great trouble or haunted
by unpleasant recollections, and also
that he was a man of education and
intelligence. lie performed the hard
work of a brake man with faithfulness,
and early attracted the attention of
the superintendent. - Watkins had
been on the road almost three months
when Jimmy Green. Bill Sanduskv'a
fireman, was killed while saving the
life of a little child that was 'playing
on the track. The train was
dashing along ' at the rate
of forty miljs f.n hour when the child
was discovered by Bill and his fireman
two or three hundred yards ahead as
the train rounded a curve. Bill
whistled for brakes and reversed his
engine, but there was no possible
chance of stopping the train before it
reached the child, which did not seem
to be aware of its danger. Q lick as a
cat, J.nmiy Green drew himself
through tho cab window and ran out
along the guard rail to the pilot. He
dropped down flat. and. leaning over
as iar as he could, seized the child as
the engine dashed on the spot where
it sat. Hs caught the little one, and
scooped it clear of the track. The
child was saved, b:it the brave fireman
Vst his hoi 1 in making the effort, and
fell across the rail and was cut to
pieces. George Watkins was taken
from the brak wheel and promoted to
the place which Jimmy Green's death
made vacant. He got along with the
work from the very start as handily as
if he had been at the j b all his life,
but Bill Sandusky said that the at
mosphere of the Cab changed the min
ute Watkins set his foot in il. Ho de
clared, f:er the first trip with the new
fireman, that Watkins would hoodoo
bini. . ,
"I feel so queer when he turns
those sunken eyes of his on me,1 Bill
used to say, tliat I dnrescn't stand
still nnder his gazo. If I should stand
still,' B 11 said, I believe I'd let my
engine push on, no matter what might
happen, if that fireman said the word.
B Ts uneasiness under the myste
rious influence of the fireman was
such that he at last told tho superin
tendent that he was sure some. hing
would happen some day. unless the
fireman was taken ofL Tho superin
tendent laughed at what he ca't'ied
Bill's foolishness, and Watkins staid
on the engine. He had fired for Bill a
in. nth or so, and then the engineer
went to the superintendent and told
him positively that he must remove
Wuikins. Ho couldn't give any rea
son that had weight wiLh the boas,
and he said that fireman must i-tay.
" lien Bill told him that his next trip
would be hi3 last. II 3 said hs would
not run another trip with George Wat
kitis. "Th Pj.iusylvani:i & Erie road runs
through some very wild country in
Northwestern Pennsylvania. O e .of
Lhe wildest spots was iusJ west of JC&ne,
hi MeKtau C u tiv. The wootls nr.
(limp and unbii.M mi for n l! ami it
ftdtow passing through tlieni fools as
if he were mil of the world, ri un I ho
l.rst, trip that Wiit kins made w ith him.
Iti I noticed that In going through
.hut wild stre clt the flrem.iu sensed
t.i be soiled with loiror, and at linn-.
'iu nouldtiit-n pale, and Bill froqucni
saw him crouching at the side ol
he cab and glaring wildly, nn.l hl-
orange eyes scomud lo be gnlng Into
ini'itncy. O.i the trip that Bill d
c n red was to be his last with the new
in in a n, the engineer had not lmt;i
jutlng any at e itlon to Wa1
Uns uniil they had entered the
ild pleeo of woods near
vuh and had run some dit
niiee through i1. Then Bill happeiiml
turn his eyes tonard tho fireman.
'Yatkin stood ngiilusl the side of the
cah. II a eves were stni ing a' the en
gineer, andUll's eyes met the que. !
Mrnlght and full. Bill said t tin
ns nntly he felt a numb sensation run
lnoti'ih him like a fl tsh. Hi tried to
ake his evas away f Jin Watkins', h;i
louldu't d it. S na of the fact lha
te as on his englna running the cv
press on the PoiiusrlvAsIa & Erie mil
way never left him. but there he
o d. entirely helpless to move hit.
vm away from Watkins. Presently
i lit fireman turned aud looked off l.tto
ho woods. Without owerto help it.
I) 11 looked in the name direction, lit
-aid that he didn't believe that Wit
kins saw or noticed hint. o
knew that he was held unler
i hat strange influence. The look cd
error eamo to the tire turn's eyep ns
o gntd. nntl suddenly the entire
st eno Has cha igetl, as Bill gazed out
upon it. Insteai of tho deei Kane
wooils. the train was gliding through
a tleltghtful valley. Oil one side was
a lofiv ridge; on tho other a hv -l
stretch of f.rtilo farm land was
!.inndetl by a line of low woms.
iVesently the train passed a town n
h ntitiful vl'lage, with remarkable
growths of willows, where the site
.it'ped down tt a river. Setting far
hack in terraced grounds was an nil
iiomcstend, to which a gVeine, on
either side of which were ihu-a clumps
f willows, led front the main Bjyond. risiug back of
i tie tree, was a church spire. A
B..1 Sin lu-kf gas d in anifzenient
oi this transformation, an elderly
nan, ntrl le of a large horse, rode
ibiun the lane toward the village. A
lie was passing a clump of trees a tail
man a;ej pud out from behind a lar're
.iiIow with a gitit In his hauls. He
tat ed the weapon to his shoulder and
tired at tho man on the horse. Til th!
man threw up his hands and tutn
ti'ed to the gi'nund. The murderer
:i; ed twice into the prostrate body of
his victim, and then ran away ami
tis.ipjieared amon the willows alon j;
the riv.T. Bill said he could not dU
inguish the features of either the
i.uitterer or his victim, but the horror
f lhe scene aroused him. He uttered
a Fcreani that startled the fireman,
tvho was crouching down In the call,
Vaikins sprang to an erect podtio i.
iiiil jn n pod for his lever, and was about
i . r-versii and call for brakes when th
sli-A'igri scene filed away and the
wild Petinsyl vaiia landscape once
noi-e s retched away on either side
( i a fecond'a time the fireman was
TuiHclf again, attending to his duty
as -o 1 as ever.
Was there something on the
iraik?" ho asked, as the engineer
ilroppcd ih signal cord.
It was some lime before Bill could
reply, and then he told Watkins of the
x r lordiuarf tUion. As ho de
scribed it hi fireman grew paler anil
paler, and became greatly agita'ctL
When Bill cmiie to the scene where
Hie old man was murdered, Watkin
was a picture of terror. lie threw up
his hands.
"M God!' he shrieked. -There is
no eeaiw.
With these words he spran? from
the cab anil Bill saw him tumble out
of Mlit in the bushes. The train was
running thirty miles an hour. B II
bro lght hi-r to a stop as soon as he
oou'.d, ami backed down to whore the
tirem an had j 'imped off. expecting to
hud him ilea I or badly hurt. Not a
tri ce of Watkins could bi found x
c pi. the broken b ishes into which he !isa; p a red. The woods were
can-lie I. but the missing lire.uan -was
not found.
Or course Bill's s'ory, tho singular
d sapitcaratice of Watkins, and the
mysterious circ.nnstances connected
with it, created agreatsensa ion along
the line for some lime, b it the matter
was at laU f rro t-n. A mo ith or so
afterward B II S.vndusky took a vaca
tion. He went on a trip through Oiiio.
0 io day he read in a Ci ieinnati paper
that ayounginan name I Walters, who
1 ail appear d in one of the small
K nlucky towns a month oefore and
t o lfessed to having murdered his undo
six years before in that village and
gave himself up to ju-tice. was to l,e
hanged for the crime. Bill San Imky
could never t xplain tho reasou why
at the n. me ni he read lhe item
his fireman Watkins, the murder
he had saeii in his vision,
and the fireman's disappearance, came
into his ud .d and connected theti
-elves with this confessed murderer
Walters. Bill found that hi could get
o the Kentucky town in a few hours
ly rail, and he jumped on the cars and
started for the place. As the train
.-.pproiiched the place there was no
need of the brnkeman calling out its
name, so far as Bill Sandusky was con
cerned. There was the valley, there
was tho riv .T. there stood the hills,
tho sloping village site, lhe willows
the church, tho old homestead in lhe
terraced ground. There was the green
lane down which ho had seen the old
man riding. 'and therj was the clump
of trees where the assassi'i had ap
peared and fired the fa'al shots. Bill
had no trouble in obtaining a look at
the condemned murderer, Walters in
his cell and of course Walters was
Bil's old (reman, Gjorge Watkins.
Walters was his right name. He had
shot his uncle just as tho engineer had
seen tho tragedy in his vision that
memorable day from his cab window.
The murderer had bjen an entire
Strang r in th K -ntucky town. He
had visited his uncle to borrow money
and had bucu refused That was the
sole cause of the murder.
"Wal era said be had struggled or
six years again n soihj strange In
fluence that was constantly drawing
Ii tut buck lo th tse 'no of his crime and to
confession, but, feeling that no hitman
being knew of his guilt, he had cou
q tore I tho Infl tence. He never passed
through the dark Kane woods while
firing for B 11 Sandusky that the whole
sci a t of th- tragedy did not rise be
fore hint. When that sc.'iie was re
vealed so mysteriously to the engi
neer the murderer bdlevcd that, i he
terrible secret was no lo tger his own.
Jl i gave no the struggle and went nn-re-lsitng
y to his fate. He was hanged
three days after B 1' visited him. But
h xv can anv one explain that queer
r slon of Bill's?" llarrisburq (Pa.)
for. X. 1'. Tiwct.
tin Kept a Rank ami Ir,-w an It When lie
Wa ile l Hun. and Meat.
The following account has recently
boon given mo by J. 11 Bpragtie,
owner f Don. the water spaniel, hero
. f the story, writes an Osdensburjrii
eorres (minion t. The dog was brought
t i O rdeushitrgh from Syracuse, N. V.,
hv Mr. Sprague some thlr y years ago.
While In Syracuse Dot had been
an ;ht, or had S'tlf-acqiiire l (it Is un
certain which), the practice of taking
a penny from his master and exchang
ing It at a hake-shop tor a bun. After
i-onilng lo Odeushurgh the dog im
proved on ihU expe rience. H began
to beg pennies froniaarqualnlaiices nf
his master nmt himself, some of nlinm
are s'ill living and ran substantiate
He fact. Hi) had certain friends t
whiis i ofll te r stores ho specially
resorted. lla method of begging was
to seat himself by his friend, and
If no attention was paid to
hint, to tap the man on the
knee sharply with his paw, and to co i
liniio this until the penny was forth
coining or his appeal was clearly unit
lailiiiir. Don was often known to visit
several friends one after the other,
bringing the proceeds back to Mr.
Sprague a drug store, where he stored
i h'-m behind a counter. I l this way
the dog sometimes accumulated a
stock id pennies for future use or, to
I iterpret the actions of the dog into
terms of human activity, Don, the
pan lot, kept a bank. Oil this bank
.e drew as his appetite inclined him
sually going to the bake-shop of one
U s. Martin, who. knowing his ways
:ive D hi a bun in exchange for the
enny which Don would drop. Oth'-r
i ues Don patronis nl his butcher, and,
s his owner relates lived almost en-r.-Iy
on the proceeds of his own beg-
U io day tho dog was seen by his
ater coming from the bakery with a
i.m. Coming up to his owner. D !
eating the bun, but was ob-
rved to spit the bits out of his luoiilh.
nd anon go Into tho atore, get ano h
r pi nny, and go to another bake-shoo
and gel another bun. The first prov-
o be moldy, and from that day Mrs.
M riiu lost the dog's trade. Hj bough I
tio more bans from her.
B it the crowning feat of Don's life
was the f How lug. which is thoroughly
attested and is the most remarkable
loir story that has ever como to my
notice: Doit came onedar rushing in
to Mi. Sprague's store l.h a piece of
'neat, and hurried into the back p.trt
II curious actions attraclad the at
.utioti of those present, and were
soon explained bv the appearance of
he butcher, who a-ked where that
dor was. The butcher then toid his
storr. Ut bad been accustomed to
D in's appeara ce at his shop with a
penny to exchange for m-'at, hail been
used to cut a piece, hand it to the do;,
and have the penny dropped into his
hand In exchange. This day D mi
rushed in, got h s m -at. and darted
out of the shop, having, as usual,
ilroppil soniuhlng into the
butcher's hand But this a nue
thing on this occasion proved
to be a pebble, which tho dog
passed off for a cent. Can any reader
produce another authenticated in
sta'ice, ai this is of nn animal's be
comi'ig a C'tiiutrrfciierP It is believed
tiial Din's stoe'e of pniinies being ex
hausted, and l.e being unable to gel a
penny from his friends, resorted to this
cxp. dient to obtain the meat. At any
rate, the fact is be yond doubt.
Don died of po son. II s owner
Imried him. properly boxed. In a lot
rear G.-een an I S ate streets and then
lie was taken by night, in a wag in for
a, hoarse, a'.tcndod by duo mourners
with dirge and torches, to Tigeon
point, in the upper part of the the i
vil'are, w'lere he was laid to his last
rest by the S'. Lawrence river. X J.
A South Carolina Negro's Plaaaaat Ex
periences la l'ann0n
A Sou h Carolina negro who had
moved into a Tennessee community
was asked by a white man if he liked
his neighbors.
"Oh, mighty well, sah; mighty
well," he replied. "Trabeled ober
scberal counties an bab circleated
rocn' er good many votin' precints
but ain't foun' no neighborhood yit
dat I likes lack I do dis yere one."
Have tho people borrowed Jany
thins: from yon?"
Oh, yaa sah; oh. yas. 'Bout do
secon' day we got yere Mil Jones she
came ober an borr.ed do sifter, an
Mr. Smif he borried my sawbuck an'
Mr. Brown he come ober an' said dat
he would lack ter hab our coffee-
"Did you let them have what they
Oh, yas, sah. Jes handed em'
right, out widout a word o' "plaint."
"II vo they . ever brought them
No, sab,"
"And still you call them good neigh
"Yes, sah."
"Well, I don't seo how you can make
'Easy ernuff, sah. Yer see I hab
borried er dollar from Mix Jones, er
chunk o' er hoss from Mr. Smif an' er
sassage-grinder fruni Mr. Brown, so,
l's er good deal erhead. Oh. I ain't
nrber gwiue ax 'em ter pay me back.
Bless yo' life, Ts dollars erhead now.
O i, yas sab, dis is so fur er mighty
fine neighborhood." Arkanaaw Trav
Mrs. Ilowaer'a nf Their Kxprrlenew
at a Ite.ort.
It may surprise tho render to larn
that our family has boon off on it va
cation iiiidjoliirnd to seltle down for
the remainder of tho season. We had
such bad luck jfoliijf uvvay laxt etimmr
thnt I had no idea of being able to
move Mr. Bowser a rod this year. Not
the sllghte-d rofeivtuw had boon tnitde
to the auhjiH-t when ho fame bonio a
few days ajro with a look of Im
portance on bis face. After taking
two or thivo turns ncroHA tho sittlng
room with lil't hiindri ci-ohmuiI under his
cont-tnlls he said :
"Mrs. Bowjor. your unwarranted
conduct boit your dospolled mo of tho
rost and rtH'roatioii I so sadly neerlod." ,
"I deny It; you trot mo out to a mud
hole In the country, and then did nil
tho jawing and kicking 'yourself."
"Mrs. Bowser, when i any that your
unwarranted and reprvhunsiblo cou
rt not utterly "
"Was I to bliims thnt a bojr pot un
der our bodriHim. Ilo ir ut tho hotel?"
"Mm. Bowser, do not Interrupt mo!
I any that your conduct was such that
I vowed never to take you auin. It
Is, however, the duty of a husband to
overlook Home things lu a wife. Per
haps yon have repented. If so, I will
Inform you that I am thinking of a
two weeks vacation."
"Why. if you will behave yourself
you and baby can jro alone;. Under
stand, however, there is to bo no kick
ing." "Where is the plneoP
"Up the shore. A friend told me of
It. It's just what I have been looking
for quiet, cheap, comfortable and
hoine-liko. I feel to exclaim 'Eureka!'
which in the Italian language signi
fies, 'I have found it.' Wo nro to leave
day after to-tnorrow."
"But my wardrolH-! I haven't a
dress fit to wear!"
"Eureka some more ! That's tho
beauty of thia" resort, or one of the
beauties It's a horn i place, where no
one wears any thing but every-d.ty
clothes. You have two sateen Ures
es ? "
"And I have a suit to match. One of
the conditions is that no one shall
wear any thing better than seorsuckei
and sateen."
"There may bo such a place, but "
"But you doubt it! That's just like
"Do we stop at a hotel?"
"Certainly! I've telegraphed to-day
for a parlor and beU-itom on the mi--ond
floor. We need not expect Fifth
avenue style and faro, but wo'll yet
rest and recreation."
"But you won't find fault. Mr. Bow
ser, if things are not as pleasant an
you exiect?"
"I find fault! Aro you going crazy?"
"And you won't bo mad ut mo and
He eauped several times before he
could reply, and it was a quarter of an
hour before he got cooled down to say:
"Remember, now, no rnshinjf and
stewing. Just throw a few things in
to a trunk and we'll bo off."
I had many doubts and misivins.
but I followed orders, f put in a new
sateen, a chunse or two for baby, a
couple of shirts nnd a few collars for
Mr. Bowser, and we were off ittthe ap
pointed time. It was nn all day rido.
hot and dusty, and several thinr oo
currod to make me think Mr. Bowser
had put his foot Into it again. There
were a dozen arist'icrntii; poonlo in our
car bound to the samo place, and they
had considerable to say about the etyle
and expense. Of them ulsn had mmi'v
thinjr to say about Mr. Bowser and
myself. After looking us over she
kindly observed:
"Now, Mary, those people are sen
sible. They are evidently a mechanic
and wife, going1 to put in a week on
somo farm, and they aro dressed ac
cording to their means. He's a little
inclined to bo slouehy, but that mlht
be expected. She looks like a hired
girl we used to have."
Mr. Bowser didn't hear it. nnd a cold
chill crept over me as I beard tho lBdy
mention the hotel wo were going to
stop at. She had two big trunks, and
it waa evident that nho meant to dress.
We got an eye-opener as noon as we
left the cars at tho depot. A iHmjHius
looking tnau clapped Mr. Bowser on
the shoulder and said:
"Eh! my man, if you'll carry my
grip over to the hotel I'll give you a
"Do you take me for a runner?"
howled Mr. Browser.
"By Jove, but I did!" replied the
man. "Bog pardon, but I boo that you
are a laboring man nnd have your
family along."
When I got Bight of tho hotel my
heart turned to ice. I saw at once
that we had struck a hlgh-tonod re
sort. I saw Mr. Bowsor turn pale as
the 'bus drove up, and tho look he
gave me was full of reproach and
revenge. They had saved his room,
but when he inquired the price of
board per week the clerk loftily an
swered: "1 wenty-elght io. you and your
wife." I
"Twenty-eight dollars a year?"
"Twenty-eight a week, sir, and if
you don't care about the rooms you
need not keep them!"
"Its an infernal swindle, and I
won't stop here ten seconds."
."Very well, but don't raise a row.
We have a cooler back of the house."
Mr. Boweer bad the complexion of
an egg-plant when he camo up-stairs
to tell me. We sneaked down stairs
and slipped through a great crowd of
aristocrats, and were getting , away
when a stout woman with a great deal
of jewelry harnessed to her, inter
cepted us and asked:
"My man, can you drive a donkey?
If so, and you wife here can cook and
wash, PU hire you both for the sum
mer!" Mr. Bowser had the baby. He lifted
him up to make a sand-club of him
and kill the fat woman dead in her
tracks, but my screams stayed his
hand. The woman fled away, and we
pursued our walk to a cheap hotel in
silence. We picked our way through
the dogs and cats and red-headed chil
dren to. a 10x12 Darlor room upstairs,
ii nd then Mr. Bowser flung the buoy
on tho bod and gave vent to his feel
ings. I jumped on the bed and cov
ered my head to shut out tho awful
alghtft and sounds. When an Interval
of fcUenoe occurred. I looked out. and
tho landlord was at the door and say
ing: "I want no kuspcd lunatics nor hay
thens In my house to hurt me 'reputa
tion! You'll either behave ycruelf or
bo tramping!"
What followed seems like a dream
of a year ago. I remember of meat
and potatoes sitting tip all night a
bill of six dollars next morning tak
ing tho train for home falling Into
tho front dwr with a cry of joy, and
when I camo to, the fragments of my
sateen dresses and of Mr. Bowser's
seersucker suit were scattered about
the room, and he was looking down
upon me and saying:
"Yes, it was you who brought this
about, and I'll never forgive yon to
my dying hourj You discovered a
cheap and hoine-liko resort you
drugged me away you got u insulted,
und now now you must take the con
sequences!" Iktroil Free les$.
' a
W hat Eaaiea' Feathers signify, and Why
the Healp Lock I Worn.
There are few ornaments now In
use with nny meaning among the Da
kola Indians. Eagle feather, the
number worn showing the number of
enemies be has killed, the wing
feathers of the bald-headed eagle de
noting nmie, and the black eagle
feathers denoting women, are perhaps
most prominent. If they have scaPped
the enemy, a brond red streak Is paint
ed upon tho feathers. If the person
killed wasof prominence or reputation
the feather Is sometimes dyed red.
small Mick wrapped with porcupine
quills are sometimes attached to the
quill of the feathers, and little pieces
of white fur glued to the ends. No
ono will wear an eagle feather unless
entitled to it. as they believe it will
fly away from their heads if worn un
lawfully. The scalp-lock Is still worn even
among the so-called civilized Indians.
They arrange the scalp-lock proper an
inch across, and tie around this very,
firmly a head-band, and then the hair
is braided and an otter skin is tied
around it ppiratly, forming a braid at
least two and sometimes aa much a
four feet long. This is kept
oiled for- the enemy. If an In
dian has the time and the person
killed is of Importance, he will scalp
off the whole from beneath the eye
brows, including the eyes. fJrlazly
bear clawa are woru as necklaces. I
do not believe as a mark of distinction,
but, as they are costly, I think the
wearing of them is merely a matter of
wealth and not of chieftainship.
Aside from the religious position,
the wi-ca--ta-wa-kan. or medicine
man, is the physician among the
Dakota", thoi-oughly conversant with
the medical qualities of the various
herbs. To give greater effect to his
rriodlcw he Is accompanied by drum
and rnttles and indulges in much con
tortions of features and limbs. Often
bo sucks with his raouth'over the sea
of pain a novel way of cupping, but
often efficacious. I have seen cases of
long standing cured by these men. in
some instances where the army sur
geon had given them up. One euro I
hare in mind was of cataract of the
eye. It was cured by inserting under
neHth the lids filings from brass wire.
The patients were always painted red
to make their hearts strong, they eay.
Often the medicine man will cut an
image out of paper or bark, and.
placing it oh the ground, the patient
is held over it; then the medicine man
will take his gun and shoot the image,
destroying the evil spirit that has
caused the sickness. Helena (.Vonf.)
. m e
About Coloring Butter.
If any definition of a fraud can be
framed which covers mixtures of ani
mal fats, butter and dye stuffs, and
docs not include a mixture of butter
and dye stuffs, both to be sold as pure
butter, and which does not include also
a dairy commission which condemns
the one and approves tho other, we
would liko to hear it. From my expe
rience selling butter from twenty cows,
I judge that wo can sell pure butter.
If we can not. but have to counterfeit
and aro not willing to have its true
charucter known, let us keep very still
at tout oleomargarine, and let us and
our dairy eommiseionor give the word
"fraud" a rest. A. J. Coc,in Connecti
cut Farmer.
She had a voico like a siren and
when she sang
"Mill play shuro, and palaces though beam a
lie it averse, oh wum buU there, snow play aly
H, arm from thesk eyeseam slew wallow a
Witch seek through the whirl disnecrm et
there was'nt a dry eye In the taber
nacle; but, if the programme hadn't
said in clear, unmistakable print that
she was going to sing "Sweet Home,"
a man might never have guessed it.
Brooklyn Eagle.
A machine of one-horse power
would keep 27,000,000 watches going.
La Nature.
Type made from . paper Is the
latest novelty. A process has been
patented in England by which large
type can be made from pulp.
In a paper on injurious insects
Prof. J. A. Lintner placed the total
number of insect species in the world
at C0.000. Of these found in the United
States 7.000 or 8000 are fruit pests and
and at least 210 attack the apple.
Scientists claim that a tide mill
located at tho Bay of Fundy would
generate 700,000 horse-power twelve
hours a day. This distributed electri
cally and sold to every State in the
Union would save the coal supply.
The Electrical Review says that the
uselessncss of the lightning-rod is be
coming so generally -understood that
the agents find their vocation a trying
one. Fewer and fewer rods are manu
factured each year, and "the day will
come when a lightning-rod on a house
will be regarded in the same light as a
horseshoe over a man's door."
tome Fulnt. Ab.iat Hoar Thy An Urow.
In Lotix Island Ntinnd,
In connection with the attempt about
to lie made to plant and cultivate oys
ters in Elliott's Bay. it will prove in
teresting' to those concerned In the
experiment to know some thing of the
iilans adopted elsewhere and presum
ably under substantially similar condi
tions A published rejxrt States that
the oyster growers along the upjer
Atlantic coast have had a better season
this year than ever liefore. The whole
number of acres under cultivation in
tho vicinity fjf Stratford nnd Bride-
iKtrt, Conn.. Is f5.W)7. The oyster in
dustry has bten built up there mainly
within the last twelve or fifteen year,
and notwithstanding the ravages nf
starfish and other enemies of the oyster
some of the principal growers have
become rich. i he Connecticut laws
reserve as public grounds oyster beds
within a mile of msinlan.!, and any
r-sident of the State may gather shell
fish upon these grounds Private beils
extend for ten mile out into Ling
Island Sound, and a large fleet of small
steamers Is kept constantly at work
upon them tho year round.
In the spring the iieds are covered
with shells to replace the oysters that
have leen taken up, and later In the
season the boats are kept busy taking
np and testrov!n star-fish and chang
ing young stock from one bed io an
other. Dredgers- bofjin their ojwra
tions in the fall, and then the grower
reaps his hurveL Beginning at this
time of year, the whole force of steam
ers again tackle the star-tish. lhe
oysters are taken lip In dredges cnlled
over, all the stars, winkles and drills
picked out by hand, and the oysters
pnt back on new ground. If a steamer
and its crew of five hands gather
three bnshels of stars In a day it is
considered a profitable employment
and some of the boats take np more
than fifty bushels daily. Oysters grow
to marketable size in three or four
years according to whether they are
for foreign or home consumption.
Oysters can not lie kept without a
knowledge of their habits They feed
twice in a day of twenty-four hours
and then ju-t at that stillness preced
ing the turn of the tide. At no-other
time, except when feeding, do thpy
oieo their mouths When taken out
of the water they naturally attempt to
feed at regular intervals and as soon
as their mouths are open th liquor is
!1 lost, the air takes its place, and the
oyster is covered with a thick coating
of slime. This is the first stage of de
composition, after which the oyster is
of no account Seatie (W. T.) Poat-
Uradaat Sinking- n mm Soil of Varloaa
Freacb trovtnea.
Just lately, on the const of Brittany,
one of those geological discoveries
hare been made which suggest to the
mind periods of time making the long
est humtn life appear but a span, and
exhibiting processes quite dwarfing the
most ambitious human achievement.
This is tho disclosure, by the displace
ment of a mass of sand dnring tho last
high tides of a forest that must have
been buried for some twenty centuries
at least. The situation is just opposite
Saint M.tlo, at the foot of the cliffs of
Saint Enogat and Saint Lnnaire. The
forest is supposed to havoonee extend
ed from Saint Malo to beyond Mont
Samt Michel. This discovery Is con
sidered of great scientific interest, as
it affords a remarkable illustration of
the gradual sinking of the French
shore. The progress of this sinking
during the last two thousand years is
c!eaily howu in an old map found at
the Abbey of the Mont Saint Michel.
Within no more than seven centuries
back as many as seven parishes are
said to have disappeared by the subsi
dence of this region. And in the
Bay of Douaroenez there U known to
have existed in the fifth century quite
a flourishing town called Is tha scene
of the famous tragicaT 'legend. Even
now, at low water, may be seen the old
walls of Is which are called by the in
habitants of Mogber Gregbi (wall of
the Greeks). The jieople of the coun
try pretend that they can sometimes
hear the old church bells of the sub
merged city ringing with the motion
of the current.
French geologists estimate that the
gradual sinking of the soil of Brittany,
Normandy, Artois Belgium and Hol
land is not less th in seven feet a cen
tury. At this rate it is estimated that
in about ten centuries all the channel
ports will be destroyed, and Paris itself
will have become a maritime city. In
another ten centuries it is predicted
that the French capital itself will have
become entirely submerged, excepting,
perhaps that the tops of the Pantheon.
of the Arc de Triomphe and other such
monuments may be discernible at low
water by the people who will then be
livinjr. London Gloht.
If Milton will only cross my thresh
o'd to sing to me of P.iradise, and
Shakespeare to open to me the worlds
of imagination and the workings of
the human heai L and Franklin to en
rich me with his practical wisdom, I
shall not pino fur want of intellectual
companionship, and I may become a
cultivated man. though excluded from
what is called the. best society In th
place where I live. IFtf.'iant Ellen
Consciences are accommodating
things. They seldom trouble a man
who has gobbled millions of o'her
people's money; but when they get
hold of a fellow who has pocketed
i wenty-five cents that belongs to some
body else, they make it warm lor him
until he disgorges or joins the great
majority and augments his peculations
to a point beyond which no self-re
s pectin g conscience cares to go.
Inequality in taxation, my son, is
a system of assessment which hits you
q lite as hard as neighbor Jones, over
the way. Just and impartial taxation,
on the contrary, is a system which lets
yon off without paying a dollar and
makes Jones pay enough for both.
There, my son, you have a bit of infor
mation that you would never learn in
an organic newspaper or a political
oonveation. Boston Transcript.
How It t. Manafaetared la TtrfsM C.
tries and of v hat It 1. Composed.
White lead is riot a simple carbonate-
hut a comjtotind of hydrate with ear.
bo ri ate of l.-a l, in proportion varying
from two to four of carbonate to one of
hy drnts There are three ineibods by
which it Is made on the large scale,
known as the French, EngLWj and
Dutch methods; they all depend pri
marily on the formation of the basis
acetate of lead and its conversion info
carbonate. In the French method a
solution of bnie acetate of lead is pre
pared by the d:getion of litharge with
acetic acid or a solution of acetate of
lead, or by the action of acetic acid on
finely divided metallic lead with acee-s
of air. In this Solution is fure'd
rarlxitiie acid gut, which pre i;
it.tfe two-thirds of the lend, and this,
after settling, is collected and dried.
The supern stent clear Uqaid. w hich U
ancuiral or slightly acid solution of
acetate of lead, is boiled with a litharge,
and lhe bas'c acetate thus formed again
treated with cnrtx.nie acid. Experi
ence has hown that it is not abso!n!cly
necessary ft have the basie acetate of
lead completely in solution as in the
Frem-h prwe. .
Jn the Engli-h process, litharjre, with
about one per tent, of acetate (sugur of
lead), is mixed with water to a moist
mass, and exposed under constant stir-
ring to the notion of carbonic arid,
when the lithrre is eonvejted with
great rspidit; into white carbonate.
The- Dutch proetss, which is the old
est in use, consists -"In exposing thisi
cheets of lead to vapors and acetic acid
and carlonic acid for a long period.
In earthen vessels are placed sheet of
lead rolled into the form of a spiral;
into the bottom of these vessels, bat not
n contact with the lead, is poured a
mixture of weak vinegar aud sub
stances capable of fermentation, aa
yeast; a plate of lead serves as a cover.
From 1,500 to 2,000 vessels thus pre
pared are piled toge&er in so-called
loogen, and surrounded with spent bark
or stable litter; after six weeks the lead
ill be found tbxkly coated or entirely
con vet ted inti wliife carbonate. Tie
action is here eubstantiallv the same a?
in the other procsses given; the leal
is first convened into acetate, ami sub
sequently into carbonate by the carbon
ic aciJ given off by the "deeompo-ing
matters present, which also serve to
maintain an elevated tern perat ore. The
Dutch white lead contains more oxide
of lead and possesses more body than
the i rent h, but is eaia to have a greafcf-r
tendency, when used as a paint with
oil, to turn yellow on exposure. White
lead Is frequently adulterated with oth
er substances, principally sulphate of
baryta. Toledo Blade.
How the Dtn-eraiH and Pswerfol Explo
sive is KaaafattareJ.
Few people know what dynamite is.
though the word is in earomon use. It
is a giant gun-powder, that is an ex
plosive material varying in strength
and safety of hsndling at-t.rding to the
percentage of nitro-glyeerme it con
tains. Ni tro-glvcerine. whence it derives
its strength, is composed of ordinary
glycerine and nitric acid, com
pounded together in certain propor
tions and at a certain temperature.
Nitro-glycerine, though not the strong
est exf losive known, being exceeded in
power by nitrogen and other products
of chemistry, is thus far the most ter
rible explosive manufactured to any ex
tent Nitro-glvcenne itself is not safa
to handle, hence dynamite is preferred.
It is extensively made and consumed ia
the United States under the various
names of Giant, Hercnles. Jnpiter and -Atlas
powders, all of which contain any-wht-ie
from twenty to eighty percent, of
nito-glycerine, the residue., of the
compound being- made np of rotten
stone, r.on-explosive earth, saw dust.
charcoal, plaster of pans, black powder
or some other substance that takes np
the glycerine and makes a porous.
spongy fnass. Aitro-glycenne was dis
covered oy Salvero, an Italian chemist.
n 1845. Dynamite is prepared by
simply kneeding with the naked hands
twenty-five per cent, of infusorial earth
and seventy-five of nitro-glycerine
until the mixtnre assumes a putty con
dition not nnlike raoist brown sn;ar.
Before mixing, the infusorial earth is
calcined in a furnace, in order to burn
ont all organic matter, and it is also
sifted to free it of large grains While
still moist it is squeezed into cartridges.
which are prepared of parchment pajer,
and the firing ii done bv fulminate of
silver in copper capsules provided with
patent exploders. Nitro-glycerine ts
made of nitric acid one part and sul
phuric acid two parts, to which is add
ed ordinary glycerine, and the mixture
is well washed with pure water.
The infusion is composed of small
microscopic silicious shells wbk-h have
lost their living creatures. The cellu
lar parts receive the nitro-glycerine and
hold it Toy capillary attraction, both in
side and ont The earth is very light
Water is expeled from it by means of a
furnace and then, in the form of a pow
der, it is mixed with nitro-glycerihe.
Nitro-glycerine has a sweet aromatic,
pungent taste, and the peculiar proper
ty of causing a violent headache when
placed in a small quantity on the tongue
or wrist. It freezes at forty degrees Fah
renheit becoming a white, half crj sial
ized mass, which most be melted by
the application of water at a tempera
ture about one hundred degrees Fah
renheit American Analyst. .
"itusband (to wite, home from
church) "Service interesting this
morning, my dear?" Wife -"Not par
ticularly so. - Mrs. Carlton-Pell's baby
was baptized, and they say its baptis
mal robe of lace cost C500l I think
there is such a thing as being too re
ligious" X.' V. Sun. .
'What is that fellow's name?"
I know perfectly well, and if I wanted
to, I could tell you as quick as I could
say Jacklobinson." "Well, then, what
is it?" "Jack Robinson." Working
ton Hatchet.
A. "How do you like your land
lady ?" B.-"She is a very clever woman,
but she ha too much curiosity."
Iu what direction?"' "She is always
asking me when I am going to pay my
board biIL