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About The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898 | View Entire Issue (April 4, 1890)
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die r.!, alt lt ttcnd;
iw Hump tswvivcs,
. Usimilns simtte the heart
who wore it nur-
K.lmuiwt W. GoaM.
tv Coles! Where
f" "I will not an
Miss Coles, with a
lie JEW carefully
dark mold about
to the ro gulden,
sreasm, for seven
,k does Tony Tad
fome hour or oth
Itosemead. v Coles! Where
v r V?. young voice is
tuts stopped at the
jVtor leisurely survey
iili'ii, espied Ijpity
:ong Istr favortttes, a
?.ilf mischievous look
ou nre in a perfect
'yourself ijhe fairest."
Sienlous, "JVuy," laughs
4fc.'m. -Mtiores" her roses,"
ded at a very trite com
,'ony gets it otT. "Are
?" she continues, piek
fieaf lrotn the How cr just
w well my Letty Coles
fay?, clearing the little
ynd, and coming to her
"icr lovely, fragrant
. ul. 'T tranplant
Vad, you remom
kimllv to their
v Coles? What a
- 'ith its passionate
iehow, I fancy if
V would suffer "far
your Nephitos or
is, with their pale
- Lelty Coles, with
"i.e June sunshine
"ut hriaiav to
i of lony 'Padlock's,
t June morning,
if you can keep a se
seeret I have come
"d's towers to tell
l arrieit m a r r i ed.
tit tnv ecu
cd Mm to ride
rs through the
ith a different
1 silence after
.at moment so
ier life that it
1 1 - inry has passed
'hat Tony has not
.re wait ing for her t
riertt is soon over,
-J'. end drawing off
in which she al-
i us lioth hands
t.i the words he
lemorr. is strong
ifST"' 1 1 j Mixing;
i a lucky Jtim-
' string of shin
'ihe success of
4 disci pie. a rare
.uses at Cupid's
'b?nl of which
$ fie to
. - jrtC it is an
not he rnV
TS'nd lie has been
fTLaneaster over all
"4Jjave been propa-
yre it is
-h vo Tony, all
feeling he has
mt his love,
tty Coles, this
-s of mine, so
. towers is but
. bring her.
!Ti up the
e a sister to
ed; so Letty
'. ay on Gray
nal that has
- -"ten while she
den gate, the
ses burning in
f ers, wonders,
mbed way, if
; -heated flo'w-
?i the golden
s if this fair
g.d ev er feel
, it she should
Attty Coles, is
nng, is Tony's
' when she
"There U always hope, always, Tony,
as long s Cod's gilt of life remains""
1 s-ha fit , gently. '-Semi her to Fli
j Ida. The climate must benefit her."
j "I cannot scud lier among strangers.
' Mother' m it es unlit her tot nursing,
I mill bnsiness complications will pre
j Tent me from lent iug home for months.
( 1 IDIKt keep DM sell' Jit It position tO
supply her with every comfort while
she needs It. and my absence would be
linancial ruin just mow,"
"Will you trust her to me TonyP' i
laying her hands tenderlv ou his head,
as a sister might. "Keef I am strong ;
well; my tietves are like steel. Will
you trust nut to take your darlhtg?"
'Trust you? As I might trust an
angel a saint anything unsellish and
noble. Jtut I have'iio vlht to ask such
a swriilce. of yon."
Never mind that; there ought to lie
mo talk of aavrllictt between us, Tony.
Once do yon not remember itP you
asked mo to lio to her a tdster; you
must let mo fulfill that promise now,
w ill you not?"
And Tony in his gratitude, thinks
there is not a woman in the whole
world equal to this one, and evcu 1ms
his doubts of the saints ami angela, to
whom he has just alluded. So thev go
to Florida, Letty Coles ami Vesta Tad
lock. Hut not even Florida, with all its
sunshine and flowers and naluhriou
climate, speaks ought of hope of health
to the lovely invalid, and Lett? Coles
fears that alie has drought Tony's wife
here to die. Tony has written to put
them under the cure of an old f lie ml of
his, an eminent physician, wintering iu
the state, lie pas daily visits to the
hotel where they are stopping, but he
g,ives no encouragement, though at
th-st he is ready to lay dow n his life Tor
Tony, and later for well, Tony's
wife, let us sav. for indeed he is singu
larly attracted toward the young crea
ture. "Is there nothing to be doneP" Letty
Coles asked of him one day, as they
are talking out of earshot of the in
valid, beside whom a stout, middle
aged woman is sitting.
"Nothing, I fear. There are in
stances where, in cases like hers, trans
fusion has been know n to be beneficial,
but I doubt the efficacy of such an
operation with your sister."
Miss Coles does not notice the word
'ilie needs new, healthful blood. It
is just possible that it might w ith good
effect lie supplied to her from the veins
of another person. There would le
some difficulty in finding a suitable
subject, 1 fear, and it is scarcely a
Letty Cole's dark eyes rest for a mo
ment on his. They are very beautiful
eyes, and though he is a sTealous ad
vocate of celibacy though, he has al
ready takejt immense care to inform
Miss Coles, "he is wedded to his profes
sion," his heart gives a sudden hammer-like
throb, well conducted organ
that it is; for Dr. Estaver is human,
after all, in spite of these little anti
marriage notions of his, and this bit of
pathetic feminine beauty quite does"
Of this, however. Miss Coles is dis
tresshjgly unconscious; she is wonder
io-rng, sadly cnougli, how she is ever to
r nter Cupid's towers again, ever face
ony Tad lock, if this last hope dies as
ve the rest. t
'Transfusion? Yes, yes,! eagerly
.r? will try it"
" "And so they do; and it is an artery in
Letty Cole's ow n tirm. round arm that
pours out its rich treasures, of health,
hope, and life for Tony's darling
Letty Coles, whose life has Wen spent
in the open air, whose health is so
gloriously perfect, who is so ready to
rat it- i Mcritice everything for the sweet hope
ui finnii Liit? fvuu" n lie urn k iu iter
Tirave evea ! husband's arms. Kxactly this dies
"tet time w as ! iHl!,s woies tio, ana marveiousiy giau is
site to uo it.
Another June lies over the land.
Letty Coles's rose garden is something
worth a journey to see.all a-riot as thev
are with loveliness. Blossoms and
buds nod their heads at her and strew
their colors lavishly beneath her feet,
and pluck themselves cider ducklike,
as if their hearts' petals are not half
good enough for her to w alk ou, so
enamored are they of her.
Letty Coles! Letty Coles! Where
are you Letty Coles?" cries a deep voire
through the sunshine. "Like Beauty's
father. I am iu search of a rose, Leity
Dr. Estarcr smiles softly. The doo
tor is visitincr Tone nstnsihlv 11a
d.iys that are j cannot resist this oiuiortunity.
r, transparent t "And what, ahnnl.i 1 ohn. m
t l'ony to Kose- . own Lettv Coles. h. l.ettv cv.i?''
And he gently sots down the flower she
is potting and takes her hands, dogskin
gloves and all, into his. "All. it is
you only von I w ant out of the whole
world. Letty Coles!"
Letty Coles binshes the color of her
own fragrant namesakes, but she does
not withdraw her hands. Tony is only
brother to her now; her own brave
heart has overcome, the sweet old love,
but it is not forgotten; it only deeiiens
and strengthens the new. One must
learn to preserve old memories as one
docs the faded roses, for their fragrance ;
one must see to it that they do uot ruiu
a useful life.
So they stand among the roses, the
yellow motes of sunshine dancing alwut
mem an in a glorious drift of rose pe
tals; and in the steady, loving dis
charge of duty Letty Coles finds her
happiness, her love, her fate. H'arerty.
Abraham Lincoln as a Dancer.
Gen. Singleton of Quincy. 111., who
was one of the bright young lawyers
of Springfield when Abraham Lincoln
was a green youth there, tells this
story, says the Wathington JUsf, which
we believe has never been printed be
fore. The bevy of bright young ladies
to whom Miss" Todd belo'nged lu-fore
her marriage to Mr. Lincoln used to
have a good deal of sport at this awk
ward young man's expense. One eve
ning at a little party Mr. Lincoln ap-
proacneu -uss ioua aua saut in lus
"Miss Todd. I should like.-to dance
with you the worst way."
The young lady accepted the inevit
able and hobbled around the room
with him. When Miss Todd relumed
to her scat one of her niischevious com
"Well, Mary, did he dance with you
the worst wav?"
Yes." the answered; the
One Touch of Xature.
One of Xew York's most prominent
citizens went slumminsr with his wife
ssnd sister a few evenings since. Youno
Sapt.ain McLaughlin's precinct an2
'":?eciallyhe lodging houses were
- "W-hat do you think was the
" pouching sight to me that night?"
C etl iu Delmonico's last evening.
fen oe 101a now m a warn in one
cheap lodging hooses for women.
Scots adjoining, was a sriri of sav
oj , twenty years anu on me ottier was an
" Just i old woman, almost weird in hersanaiid
con . . " . .
! haggard ness.
j The girl was asleep with her throat
bosom partly exposed. As soon as
' ' i .;f ; won.Q savy the visitors in the
- .- d over the cot of the
, ' irew the wretchCf"
- . . d bosom..""
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Uullns Prices of Poultry, Eggs and
FRED, FLOl'R, VUAIX AXD LIMBER.
Wotd, tirass Seeds, Clover Seeds, Miscella
neeus Seeds, Etc., Etf.
Fney creamery , ,
1 Set 2d
15 to 10
Common . . "
Kastern c eamery fancy
Cal. fancy, , . . . ." , , .
Oregon Kkims and old
Swiss Cheese, domestic. ,
Young America Or.
Oregon f don
Portland Pat. Koller, p. hbl.
Salem do do
layton do do
Caacadia do do
Country Hrands , , ,
ttraham , , . . ,
Bran jer ton
Hay u haled
tir'd Harley, er ton . .
Mill Chop er ton
Oil Cake Meal cr ton . .
Short jier ton
. . l5fUii oo
22 50(24 0
Apples 1 50(32 00
Bulimias. r. hunch .t rjl 4 Oil
i Lemons, l al. p. lx 3 75(ir4 00
j do Mcily, p. b. new. . 5 25
J Limes per bun ..... 1 50
j Or. Oranges, Hiversides. ... 3 00
I " " StHHtless 4 f0(4 75
Pears pr box , None.
j Peaches er lox do
j Plums ?r lb do
i Prune r box do
j Watermelons V I'W do
; Barley, whole, p. ft I
j Corn," per 100 lbs
i Oats, Kood, old, p. bu
1 do. new. mr bn.
i live, p. lint lb nominal. . .1 22'8(nl 25 j
j Wheat, Valley, p. 100 II.. 1 l7?e(d l 0
j do Kastern Ore I 12 Hi Ho j
' Cbiekens, large young d. 300ii5 50
) do old 5 00(a5r0
:' Iueks ' do (CtWrtAO
! (teene, youiiK V I0 00(II 0i
; Turkeys, young, y lb
j ti rouse and Pheasants 3
1 2 (a 1 4 f
Id 10 S
ft (a 0 i
: Orchard tirass
' Bed l op
, blue tirass
! Knglihh Bye tirass..
' Italian do
I Australian do
; Mixed I-an Crass.
Clover Seed. a
i lied Clover
; White Clover
j Uyske Clover. ......
j t anary
LUMBER ROUGH AND DRESSED.
... Per M 110 00
T. A U. SheatlutiK l;j 00
No. 2 flooring IS 00
No. 2 ceiling 18 00
No. 2 rustic 18 00
Clear rough 20 00
Clear P. 4S 22 50
No. I flooring 22 50
No. 1 ceiling 22 60
No. 2 rustic 22 50
Stepping 25 00
Over 12 inches wide (extra). . . 1 00
Lengths 40 to 50 " ... 2 00
LemditsOS " ... 4 00
Vi Lath 2 25
ls Lath 2 50
hinglee, cedar, r.l000 2 25
red cedar , V 1 000 . . 45 00 f 50 00
' Eastern Oreson.
! According to shrinkage.
; Spring clip
" Iamlm and fall.
j VEGETABLES (Fresh.)
i Asparagus V lb
I Beans V lb
i Beets lb .
i Cabbage V lb
; Carrots per sack
j do young lb doz 15
j Celery per do ' H0?11 00
I Cucumbers V do
i Tf-eii IVum ) lb
Lettuce V doi 12J
j Onions V 100 lbs :1 00(33 25
Potatoes per.100 lbs I 75(S1 90
do sweeta, per lb. . . .
Radishes er bun lu
Turnips per sk 1 25
Tmoatoes per bx
Apples, Peaches, etc.
Apples sun dried qrs
! do factory sliced Cal . . .
j do evap. 50 Ibjbxs. ....
4 to 5
9 to 10
5 to ti
13 to 14
; Blackberries 50 lb bxs.
J Peaches hlvs unpeeld new. .
Pears mach dried.
Plums pitted Oreg
" factory. .
Citron, Currants, c.
Cnr-ants, in bxs or bbl. .
. - noxes
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A WOMAN WHO WAS CQ0L.
lint l.mly ir Wvwlth CaptHrwd a ttur
BUr In llvr Room.
We ars reminded of an Inciilent that
came to our knowledge some years ago
which should show women that pres
ence of mind and the power of self
control have a sating power where lm
tutlse and lack of courage would have
been certain destruction, says Mrs.
Henry Ward Needier In the OiMtttter'
Jourtml. We may have written this
before wo are not sure but it will
lcar repeating many times if any will
prolit by the lesson and learn to prac
tice seli-eontrol and similar presence
of mind in circumstances half its start
ling. In this case one Instant's waver
ing or weakness would have cost a
A lady of wealth and with the rich
surroundings and costly works of ni t
that wealth brings was one evening
alone, with only one servant iu the
house. Being In her chamber as she
laid aside articles of jewelry in their
appropriate places in her bureau, she
chanced to raise her eves to the mirror
opposite, and from a light in the other
corner of the room she caught iu the
mirror the reflection of a tigure of a
man curled up under a large center
tattle, but hidden from all sight save
what was gained by this reiteelion iu
the mirror, lit this way she saw one
of his hands resting on the Door. This
hand was minus tw o lingers, and she
knew at once that close ly her was one
of the most desperate characters w hose
crimes and fiendish deeds had tieeu
the terror of the surrounding country
for miles. Now, w ho could blame her
if she had screamed or made a hurried
effort to reach the door? Had she done
so it would have sealed her fate. But
forcing herself to be calm she finished
what she was doing at the bureau, then
quietly stepping to the bell rang for
the one servant in the house. When
the girl apeared she quietly said:
' Mary. I w ish you would run over to
Mr. (a jeweler in the nelghlior
hood) and say I w isli he w ould send
back the diamonds he has Ix-en reset
tingthey are the most valuable I have,
and I am uueasy to have them long out
of the house. Tell him to send them
bv you to-night even if not 1'mished;
wail, I'll w rile a note for fear of any
mistake." So seating herself w ith the
greatest apparent coiiiMsure at the
very table w here the man lay conceal
ed she wrote the note. Of course she
wrote not for the diamonds, but for
help! The girl took the note, and
atone, absolutely, with this great ter
ror concealed close by her, the lady
w aited. That no suspiciou should lie
aroused she busied herself nutting var
ious things in different places. How
terrible must have ltcn that waiting!
How full of joy and safety the sound of
the bell w hen "the girl returned, and
with her the friend and the polire. who
captured the man Wfore he could re
sist. Senator Wolcott Tells yarn.
When United Stales Senator Wol
eot, of Colorado, w as iu Chicago, he
was, like every other distinguished vis
itor, taken to the Auditorium. He saw
everything from foundation to cope
stone, and was then escorted to Mr.
Peck's ollice, to tell the latter what he
thought of it all. Wolcott is as full of
fun as a goose is full of grease. After
expatiating in most glowing terms
ttHn the wonders of the great building,
and Sxaking of the projectors and
builders in terms w hich brought a mod
est blush to President Peck's face, the
senator closed his encomiums with a
story. "When I lived in New York
some tears ago," said he, there was
elected to the state senate a coarse, il
literate fellow from the Hudson Kiver
districts named Morrissey. It wasn't
John Morrissey, of course", but another.
Morrissey was a rich liquor dealer, who
wore loud clothes, costly jewelry ami
. I.i.,-:.... .1:.. l II , ,
uia.oi" tiiniiioiiu. iie an irisn-
man and iollv mrt .f .1.,.., I...t .. Ith
a very dense" intellect. Like ntanr
others of his kind, he was fond of big
words, and affected always the lan
guage 01 culture without knowing its
use or its meaning. One time the sen
ator came down to Jew York with
some committee or other and stayed at
the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Everything
was uew to him. He stared about a
good deal, but was too shrewd uot to
attempt to conceal his curiosity. One
morning the senator was missed. He
had been seen but a moment before.
So it was not thought that he had left
the hotel. Search was made every
w here, but without success. Finally
one of the committee found the sena
tor on the top floor of the hotel wan
dering aimlessly alsiut. 'Why, Mor
rissey. what iu the world are vou doing
away up here,' exclaimed Ins friend.
The senator drew himself up with a
'Whal's-that-to-you air,' and after a
pause said with dignity, 'Sure I've liecn
spending an hour in "these cuspudors,
wandering pro and con!"
"And," continued Mr. Wolcott, "as
I wondered -pro and con' through the
'cuspudors of the Auditorium I thought
of poor Morrissey and what a treat it
would have been to him to take the
same journey. Chicago Herald.
Gen. Grant's In of Munich Beer.
When Gen. Grant, on his famous
tour round the world, arrived iu
Munich, the American Consul, iu
obedience to instructions from the De
partment of State, received him at the
station, accompanied him to the hotel,
and placed himself at the disposal of
the ex-President during his stay iu the
Bavarian Capital. As a conscientious
cicerone the Consul tirst proposed a
visit to the galleries of painting and
sculpture and the treasures of the Na
tional Museum, but the (ieneral de
clared that he had lieen already suffi
ciently Ijored by the works of dead anil
living masters, and he had since land
ing, become tolerably familiar with the
contents of old curiosity shops iu En
gland and on the Continent and would
much prefer a change of programme.
The Consul theu suggested that if he
wished to confine his observations to
things of a distinctively local character
they would do well to" begin with the
Court Brewery. A two minutes' walk
brought them to this Mecca of all thirsty
Munichers. Af er having selected and'
rinsed their mugs (the tapster would
distain to liill a smaller measure) they
took their stand iu a long tile of equal
ly anient devotees of the Goddess
Cerevisia. and in due time were able to
retire with their portion of the brown,
foaming beverage to such seats as they
were fortunate enough to find vacant.
The General lifted the stone mug to
ins lips, ami. Having drawn off about
half its contents at a single draught,
set it down again with the laconic re
mark: "That's good." Tradition is
silent as to the numlier of hours they
tdrrio.l nvi tlw,,,. I ....... n,,.l :.. :...iT
.......... .". uu IllJUtll-
cious chronicler has kept an exact tale
of the m hits thev omitted but it w nn
record that when the Consul called at
the Hotel next itat- and inquired what
the General wished to lr tli l tir.
plied: "Well, suppose we go to that
piace again. rnunaeimia lime.
An Expensive Shine.
Mr. Heavyswell (who is breaking in
a new Irish valet) Michael, brush mv
shoes and hat. Be very careful of that
hat: it's a new one. You'll find the
o v.ng and brushes in the closet.
Vhalf an hon-' terl It's an
fiOA X thina t ' . -i -t it's
-Mb1., - ; -
Humes, t hp Champion of 1 8S9 to Hide
Maori in the Suburban.
NATIONAL I,KAbTE TO HAVE 10 CM U.S.
Two Pugilist, Fight VI Hounds fur a
Purse ef $9.
Pete McCoy and Johnny Heagan
to arrange a match for 11,000 a side.
The date for the Passaic amnio nr row
ing regatta at Newark, N. J., is May .I0.
The match between Putsv Farlev ami
Jai k tjuliin, the Scotch champion,' Is oil'.
The New Jersey Jockcv Club com
mence the racing season of 1K1KI on April
Pat. Killen, of St. Paul, ami Kd. Smith,
of iK'nver, Col., are to battle at the latter
place for $1,000.
Neil Matterson and Peter Kemp
for ,r(Hi and the championship of
world, at Sydney, April 2:1.
Duncnii ('. Boss has been matched o
wrestle Prof. Win. Miller, the well
known all found athlete, for ."i00 a side.
On March H, Messrs. De Cordova and
Brown Ixxurht Bayonne Prince for f 25,
000. Bayonne Prince's record is 2 21,',.
Jack Monaghen, who was arrested at
Baltimore on March 6 lor en, aging in a
prize light at Anna.toli. M.I., with
Keating, was discharged on March II.
Billy Brennan of Brooklyn, defeated
Joe Hollo of Chicago, in 27 "round in 1
hour, 47 minutes, ai-cordimt to "Police
Oasctte" inles, at Worth, III., on March
Barnes, the champion joekev of lfWO,
has lieen enaed to ride Maori in the
Suburban. Maori will not win although
Nick Kinser has backed Maori so as to
stand to win f 100,000.
ing. Sunday w as a day of rest, but as
The great iss kitur main between t'tb-a I soon as we had super we started in
and Koine was fought at Home, N. Y., I again and played until itat light Milli
on Feb. 25. Atxnit t-'.tsMi i-liuiu,l dav iimrninir." When I he court ooened
Iian. Is. KiKlit bttttlen were fouKbt and
llie l tica fowls won lite battles to
Jack Ivlacey of Brooklyn, and Joe
Clauson of New York, were to have
fought on March 8 at Concord, H. L, but
Sarifeant Thomas Drummond with a
squad of Kiliee would not allow the bat
tle to take place.
The problem whether the National
Baseball lntme would have eijfht or ten
clubs in the leattue during Die campaign
of IK'SI, was Settled at t'leveland, Ohio,
on March 7. It whs decided to play ten
club instead of eight.
Thomas llimins and Jack Cane, light
weights, fought for a purse at the Nar
rows near Fall Biver, Mae. Twenty
four rounds wen fought and when the
principals learned that they were liattling
for fill bey stoped.
John McBeth, of Charlotte, N. C,
claims to lie the champion drum-licater
of the world. I le is but fifteen years of
age and is anxious to hear from other
drummer Imivs. lie can t addressed at
No, 4Ul College street, Charlotte, N. C
New York. New Jersey and lmg Is-!
land sv.rt bad a lively cocking main :
near Checsequiike Creek, N. J , recently.
The flgbts were between Ixing Island
ami New Brunswick, N. J.. birds, and
New Brunswick won five out of the
Irof. .1. W. Whitney, the well-known
veteran Iwixer, w ho lioxed at the
Bowery Theatre in IHti.1 and w4
Milage Cornell, arrived in New York on
Man I. .t. from Okltlmm. It. i. m
year of age, and can yet
maw leva in clever st vie."
put up bis
Martin Flaherty, of Ixiwell, Mass., and
George Wright, fought at 10H lbs., for a
purse, according to "Police Gaaette"
rules, at the Bay State Athletic Club, on
Man b 5. Flaherty knocked the Cana
dian out by a blow on the jaw in the sev
enth round, after fighting 20 minutes 30
One of the brightest minds in Louisi
ana is possessed by Chief of Police D. C.
lienneHsey, of New Orleans. The gal
lant chief is a favorite with everybody
and is well up in all that apirtains to
honest, legitimate sKirting matters.
Sorting men from all parts of the
world, in visiting the Crescent City, find
an amiable hoet in Chief Hennessey.
Jim McGovern and Jack Keegan
fought in New York recently for a purse
and trophy. Both men are longshore
men. McGovern weighed 155 hjuikIs,
Keegan 150 pounds. Five rounds were
fought in IS minutes, when Keegan was
declared the winner. Keegan gained
first blood and tirst knock-dow n. A well
known saloon-kecer was referee, ami
James Satcbell time keeper.
James Collins, of Kdgerton, Mass.,
with Lizf ie Williams, the female bicycle
rider, and Ed Moulton, the once famous
sprinter and hose-team runner, of Den
ver, Vol., arrived from England on
March 2. Moulton trained Collins for
the Shellield Handicap, which the Amer
ican won, and he wants to match Lir..ie
Williams to ride any female bicycle rider
in the world, six days for $1,000 u side,
Moulton is and Llways has lieen a
Harry Maynard, the ex-light-weight
champion of the Pacific sloie, with bis
wife, Carrie Mavnard. w ho have lieen
playing in the leading variety theatres
in New York, are coming back to San
Francisco. The Maynards are drawing
cards in their ss-cialties, and have
played to big bouses. They ojien at
Hichmond and will play at all the prin
cipal cities en route to San Francisco.
Kansas City and Chicago sportumen
had a gala dav at Grand Crossings, HI.,
on March 0, shooting pigeons. The team
representing Kansas City won bv a nose.
The total scores were : Kansas City,
211 ; Chicago, 210. Five teams of two
men each shot at 500 birds. The birds
did not fly well, and snow being on the
ground it was difficult to obtain a good
sight. It. B. Organ was captain of the
Chicago team, and J. II. McGee looked
after the interests of Kansas City. John
Watson was referee. Ground traps were
used. The contests were of 50 birds
to each man. Edward Bingham de
feated M. J. Elch, 45 to 42; William
Anderson defeated C. R. Felton, 4(5 to
42; F. B. Mussey defeated W. B. Twit
chell, 45 to 30 ; V. K. Chotean defeated
A lie Klein nan, 45 to 42; L. II. Vories
defeated Abner Price. 40 to 39. In each
case, except that of Mussey, the victor
was Kansas Citv. Anderson killed 28
In the evening the vis!
tors were entertained at the Auditorium, j
The profits of the tables at Monte
Carlo last year were greater than in
any previous year; in fact, they were aa
satisfactory that the company decideq
to enlarge the Casino, and th
proceeding rc!. '."' '
A C00O POKER STORY.
Xhm Oltl .ftiilffxx' Kotnlnlfnn of Con.
irrMiinH .! f -miitmi'a Kwrl
MtrtiBglwa Willi In. k.
The liest tale of poker thus fur un
folded at this session of Congress was
brought to Washington by a returning
member from Kansas. The Congress
man got It from Judge John McLatte,
a hale old gentleman, now a resident
of Wichita, but formerly of Springfield,
III., w here he knew nt the bar Abra
ham Lincoln. Lyman Trumbull. Iluvid
1 iu vis, Ward 1. union, (ieneral Kdwurd
Baker, Oliver Davis and all other old
timers. The Judge w as prompted to
tell the reminiscence by reading In the
newspapers about the prominence at
tained by Representative Cannon in
the speakership contest.
I knew Joe," the old Judge said,
"when he was a poor saddle-hugs law
yer in Illinois, struggling with poverty
and the luck to make an honest living.
He was one of the cleverest men 1 ever
knew. Two qualities Insured his suc
cess his honesty and his energy. The
old members of "the bur in the circuit
took a fancy to Joe and used to put
opportunities iu his wav. His first big
stroke of luck was his elect Ion as Prose
cuting Attorney of a Judicial district.
The law in Illinois at that time was
very severe on curd playing nud pul
lic sentiment demanded its enforce
ment. Joe's income depended IImu
the ii u in tier of convictions he red.
There was where his energy did him
good service. The name of Joe Can
non soon stood for the set crest pt'o-ie-cuter
the district had known.' On one
occasion we were all Httemliug eourt
in a distant county. David Davis was
on the bench Mini Joe t'niiiioii was
prosecuting. The weather was cold
and the tavern accommodations were
not the lsst. Judge Davis had the
Jilck of the rooms, and Saturday eveu
ng we gathered as sclf-in ited guests
about the Judge's tire. Court w as to
oen on Monday. We had nothing to
do but to kill time. Cannon, W ard
Lamon. Dan Voorhees. Oilter D;vis,
Kd Baker. Lyman Trumbull and a law
student named Maun were some who
were present, it wasn't long until the
table was surrounded and the cards
were Iteing dealt. The game was in
teresting. We didn't slop until the
Isdl rang for breakfast Sunday morn
llie JUMge askeu llie hlieritt If he had
secured a it rami jury, the names
were ratted. Mann, the law student
was among them. The Judge looked
down the row and selected M.-inti as
the foreman. We were paruhzed.
Ward Lamon leaned over to D.m" Vor
hees nud whispered:
"Great Ciesar! What does the
Judge mean? Has he forgotten that
Mann was with us last night?"
"We tried to get the Judge's eve ami
to convey our protest1 against the se
lection of Maun. The Judge couldn't
or wouldn't see what we were driving
nk Our suggestions that another and
an older man lie chosen for foreman
fell unheeded. Finally Joe Cannon,
seeing that the situation wss getting
desjierate went Up lo the bench and
'Judge.' said he. 'do you remember
where we were la.st night and what we
w ere doing?'
"Oh, Jes.' said the Judge, smiling,
we were iu my rtun having a social
''Judge.' continued Mr. Cannon,
the young man you have selected for
foreman w as there also.'
"The Judge looked sharply at Mann
and theu asked Joe:
Is he the young fellow that raised
me out of $o?'
"'The very same fellow.' said Joe.
"Ah. said the Judge, tliat changes
'Then turning to the Grand Jury,
he said in a louder toue and with "real
Mr. Mann, vou can stand usiilx for
i this term of court'
j "The Judire ii-m-.Ii.1 in
111 f ami du.di 1 t .1
' . VI"-' "
card-nlat inr. That
iiigut we an met in the Ju.lge s room.
The day had lieen a dull one to nil of
us except Cannon. At a previous term
he had got fifty indictments against the
town iK-ople for card-playing. Most of
them had come Into court on the open
ing day, pleaded guilty and paid the
tines, w hich In each case included $5
'for Prosecutor Cannon. W e knew all
aUiut it. and we entered into a quiet
combination to empty Joe's pickets.
One after another dropped out of the
game, until at 2 o'clock the only men
at the table were Joe Cannon and
Oliver Davis, a cousin of the Judge.
The rest of us sat around ready to back
Oliver w ith the moral inline m-c of our
presence. Occasionally Judge Davis
would glance at Oliver's hand and
"riay him, Oliver, for all the game
is worth. I've got the money w hen
you ruu out.'
"After awhile Oliver turned to the
Judge and said:
"Let me have it. Cousin David; the
crisis is upon us.'
"The Judge pulled out $200, slapjied
it on the table ami exclaimed:
'"Take that Joe Cannon, if you are
'"Don't get excited. Judge,' said
Joe, I will reach your pile iu a few
"And he did it. At 4 o'clock in the
morning ho raised Oliver for the last
time. We all shook our heads. Joe
swept the table. He had cleaned out
the whole crowd. As he got up he
looked around and said:
"Gentlemen, the next time you put
up a combination against Joe Cannon
make it strong enough to win. lam
prepared to lend you all enough, at
low interest, to pay your tavern bills.'"
' Lou i.i Globe.
Just Like Ills Grandfather.
Congressman John Allen of Missis
sippi was the central tigure of a pleas
ant group of southern gentlemen at
the Hoffman house yesterday, says the
N. Y. Star. The witty southern" rep
resentative Is always at his best when
telling an entertaining story. In talk
ing alxiut the amusing incidents con
nected with political campaigning in
his congressional district he related
several stories in the negro dialect,
among the best of which was the fol
lowing: "I had just returned from making a
political speech." said Mr. Allen,
"when I was met at the door by old
Aunty' Allison, an aged negro woman
who nursed me in childhood. With
her big, black, good natured ace all
wreathed in smiles, she said: "Bless
ma soul, Mass'r John, but how yo1
do' remin' me o' yo' dealt ole gran'
fa'r. Yo' walk fike him, talk like
him, an' am jes' liko him iu politiks,
"Why, aunty. I never knew that my
grandfather had been active in poli
tics,' I said.
"Oh. 'deed an' 'iudeed he wah.
Mass'r John. He wall jes' like vo'self
jn dat pa'ticIah.V
"'In what way, aunty?'
"Oh, be wah all de
time a hold in'
"What office did
Jes' de same as
The Eleventh I
GEN Ell A L NEWS.
A jMekan (Jlanl.---Latest Mtkel-ln-llh!
Ill ILIHNfl ASSOCIATIONS IX ENbLANU.
I mrease uf llie Italian Army .A Hungry
Man In Ksses. Mass.
Berlin has a.OiMJ dogs.
A Mexican giant 7 feet A Inches in
height. Is employed :fs special oil leer ill
the Serautoii Arcade.
French-t Canadians assert that a ma
jority of their fellows in Canada are lu
favor of annexation to the United
T, Chase, of llallowcll. owns
tall clock ever brought to
It still runs and keeps good
Sixty Nenpolitan churches have been
condemned for destruction for the
sake of extensive Improvements of the
A Monroe County, Ohio, man raised
l.tSR) bushels of potatoes on two acres
John Biukley, of Beading, carries his
helpless mother, weighing three hun-
j tired pounds, around the house as if she
! were "a baby.
! The oldest cat iu Massachusetts is
dead. It Was owned by Colonel Itich
j ni'in.l. of Freetown, and was in Its
; twentieth year.
1 The French taxes produced 3 000.000
i francs less last August and 4,000,000
frai-s less last September than in the
j corresponding months of last year.
I All attempts to rear buffaloes In cap-
tivttv of late years have proved unsuc
cessful. A baby bulfalo Istrti recently
lu Central Park, New York, died of
A G. A. It. iost has been organized
at Juneau. The post has been named
Seward, No. 80, In honor of William II.
Seward, the purchaser of Alaska for the
f L'mied States.
j Many of the new apartment houses
I being creeled In London are fifteen
j stories high. The air at that height Is
! fresh and cool, ami It is said to lie like
! liting in the country.
A big kalehbseoM which revolves for
j several minutes for the Itenelit of Die
j person w ho drops a pickle in the slot
with which It is rovided is the latest
production iu this prolific line.
j James D. Beid. United Slate" Con-
sul at Dunfermline. Scotland aptointed
i the first woman telegraph ojierator in
I this country at Lyons, N. Y. She was
know n at that time as "the Lady of
I A eciiliar situation is dcscrilied in
j the lat novel of a well-known novelist.
While the hero is sitting at the feet of
J the heroine she is said lo look up into
his face and to draw his head down to
i A magnificent English Iree known as
! the "Wiiifarthiiigoak," w hieli measured
: .1.1 feet 7 inches in girth in 1714, has
j just lieen measured ami found to have
i grow n just 17 inches iu the interval of
1 145 years.
Accordinirto a London daily there are
I about two thousand live hundred build-
; ing associations, with over six hundred
' thousand members, in the I'niled King
i dom. Last year the receipts were up-
w ard of $lN),tMn),iM.s).
Women have lieen admitted to the
; bar in all the New Knglaud slates ex
i cept New Hampshire and Vermont.
Mrs. Kicker, a successful practitioner in
tt nsiiiugtoii. lias now asked Hrmission
lo practice, law iu New Hampshire.
A Watsontown, Pa., man saw adver
tised "A Sure Cure for Drunkenness.'
He forwarded the necessary dollar, and
- . . .
receive i iv remrn man, written ou a
vain able liostal card in beautiful violet
ink, the magic words: "Don't Drink."
An English scientist says that if
were to visit the moon we should find
the flats ami nights a fortnight iu length.
and if we sun ited the scorching dur
ing the day we should certainly le
frozen to death during the ensuing
X he smallest town in the world to
supmi t a newspHer is Orando, in Big
lleml 1 ouuty. Oregon. there are
three houses iu the town and eight in
habitants-four men. three women and
a little girl. Yet the Xta tt is published
During the last two years the Italian
army has lieen increase".! by fto.txjo men,
200 lield guns, and fi.UOO cavalry. Never
was the army so numerous or power
fully organized as at present, under the
attempt to keep up with Germany's
Samuel Moss, of Essex, Mass., has
heeil hlinrtV all Ilia lima f..,- Ililrln
years. He drinks three quarts of water
per uay and eats hearty meals every
hour. His ago is sixty-one years anil
his weight 135 pouiidsl His "case is a
puzzle to the physicians.
The mohammcdaus of Lahore are en
deavoring to bring about a reform in
the matter of the expense which now
attends marriages and funerals. Some
times families remain in debt for gen
erations on account of extravagant out
lays on these occasions.
A farmer living near Hel'ertown,
Pa., found recently on bis place a
curious shaed earthen bowl evidently
the handiwork of the Indians. Still
traceable on its surface is the repre
sentation of a group of warriors en
gaged in a medicine dance.
Uaron Ilaussmann. who re-created
Paris, has written his memoirs in four
volumes. He is a vigorous old man ol
80. He says the best proof that he did
not profit by his improvements pecuni
arily is the fact that he is living to
day upon his w ife's fortune.
In a year or two the country will be
deluged w ith cheap editions of Ameri
can works which were written forty
live or fifty years ago and have conse
quently fallen into the public domain.
Kichard H. Dana's "Two years Before
the Mast" heads the procession of these
Dom Pedro was not only an ardent ad
mirer of our poet Whit tier, buthe had
an enthusiastic appreciation of "Uncle
Tom's Cabin," and it is said on excel
lent authority that tho book had a great
influence on hint and iqion the iieople
of Brazil iu regard to the liberation of
Gen. Boulanger's personal expenses
are defrayed by his admirers in
France. Every week he receives a cer
tain amount collected from working
people in the provinces. The amount
varies from wvck to week, but has been
thus far large enough to keep the wolf
from his door.
L. C Beechcr. of Wood bridge.
planted a hill of pumpkins last!
Fmtti ti.,.t- i.;ii i...' .t.'.-'-; . i
spring, from that hill he --gathered
seventeen pumpkins a'rre"atinf Rstl
pounus. lie sola tnem all at 1 cent -a
pound. Gathering nearly $7 from one
hill beats anything the rich famine
lands of Kansas can show.
The debt of the city of Paris amounts
to 790 francs for every man. woman
and child within the .'it V- limtta In
Frankfort the debt is equivalent to 317 ;
iiaucs ier neau, in Milan to 228
wrnu to 104 in the Hague to
1 IHi II
elsthe mo- .,
Oregon, Is to be found the Great Sunken
Lake, the deepest lake in the world.
It is said to average 2,000 feet down lo
the water on all sides. The depth of
the water is unknown. It Is about
fifteen miles long by four and a halt
K. D. Sloan, of Klamath Aireaer.
found recently in - a cremation ioouiid
ontlieKlaiiia.il Indian reservation a
Harrison badge of tho campaign of
1811. The "log cabin" and prolih,
view oi ttenerai Harrison snow a
plainly. Probably these Indians trot
the badge from (ieneral John, C. Fre
mont's party when they traveled
through that country.
In Iceland there are no prison and
no officers answering to our policemen.
In 1K74 it celebrated tho oiie-tlioiinudih
anniversary of its colonization, ami at
the same time became iudeieuileut of
Denmark, though subject to the king
of Denmark as the head of the lecl
litmiic government. Iceland's new
government is thoroughly republican
iu spirit, alt citizens having equal
rights and jierfect religious liberty.
One On Tennyson.
A few years ago some enthtisianiJe
admirers of Tennyson gave a large
dinner party in his honor, and invited
all their choicest friends iu the world
of literature and art to meet him.
Tennyson, who rarely accepts an in
vitation, did, for a wonder, put In an
nps-arami on this occasion, but dur
ing the first half of tha dinner caused
the greatest disatqaiititmeiit by remain
ing absolutely silent, and as if lost In
the most profound reverie. The
guests who expected to hang on words
falling like Harls of thought from his
lis. gazed somewhat wistfully ujmiii
him. w hen, rousing suddenly ' he ex
claimed in a loud, stentorian voice:
"I like my mutton cut in chunk! It
Is likely that there was something of
malice prejtense in this burst of confi
dence, and that the poor man felt a not
unnatural irritation at In-big gajK-d at
and a eorresHndiiig desire to punish
I he offenders.
An anecdote told not long ago by his :
daughter-in-law is amusing, in that it
shows how the greatest are not Incapa
ble of stooping to the little weaknesses.
Some very dear friend of Tennyson,
who had lieen sjietuling some years in
Persia, returned to Iondon, ami.
anxious to renew old ties, wrote invit
ing him to their house. But Tenny
son mistook the day, and arriving at
the domicile, found the birds flown.
Silting down to write a note of ex
planalion, he had the misfortune to
throw the contents of a well-tilled ink
Itottle all over the lieautiful new white
Persian caret. The maid-servant, in
answer to his summons. npM'arel with
a large jug of new m"k which she
oured over the offending ink-stain.
"111 give you live shillings, my good
girl, my very good girl." continued
i'enuyson, in tutted agitation, "if you
w ill only get rid of that iiU.iniiiable'ink
before 3 our master ami mistress cone
And together, on their hands and
knees, jtoct and servant rublied at the
w retched carja-t until not a sjsit re
mained. The girl earned her live
shillings, ami wiien a few weeks after- "
ward. Tennvson went to dine with his
friends, he fiad every reason to believe
that she told no tales. At any rate,
his hostess displayed their gorgeous
cartet without signs of consciousness.
S'tn f'rttnritro H.i.
1'rettr Klttger Nails.
"Your nails always htok so lliee',, I
oi er beard one damsel remark to an
other not bmg ago, satsa correMtnd
cnt." "Do you go to a manicure ct cry .
Oh, no, I have never liecn to one,
for it is I he easiest thing in the world
to take care of one's own nails -just a
little cure etery day."
"Well. I've tried, and I can't make""
mine look even decent. Tell me what'
Here I listened for the prescription,'
w hich iu sum and substance w as as fol'
'In order to keep the skin back fro n
the nail 1 use a nail brush freely using
it on the nails particularly. Then, in
drying my hands, I work the towel
from the int of the nail back toward
the linger. I cut my nails often, and
don't let them get too long. By cutting
the nails in such a way that the corners
do not adhere to the skin, hang-nails
can lie avoided ami the shapt; of the
nails changed. Where the nails are
thin and inclined to break, frequent
oiling is necessary, and the nails should
never Ik- MIishKf. exciqtt w hen some
oily substance is used Itesides the
(Miwder. This keeis the . nails more
pliable, and uo matter how thin they
are. if pnqs'rly treated they are nil
nmre liable to break than thicker ones.
Another thing that is had for the nails
is (Hilisliing ilicni too roughly. They
should be lightly touched and not rult-Irt-1
until they become healed. This is
one cause of while spots coming on tho
nail and marring its beauty. "A. little
attention every dav will make liny hand
Mistaken tn Marrying.
I may say here that I think marriage
is of all human institutions the bestif
you marry the right (lerson. says Mrs.
Crawford in her letter to Loudon TruUi.
If you don't it's a school for patience,
the most valuable of all the virtues.
We both agreed that two persons of
irritable nerves or hyper-sensitive dis
positions should not unite in matrimo
ny. Dickens was one of the best fel
lows, Wilkie Collins said, that ever
lived, and a very cheerful worker. He
was bright and genial iu his home cir
cle. Idut he had nerves, often on au
edge, and Mrs. Dickens was sensitive
and mistrustful of herself. This made
her low spirited just at times when a
flow of good humor was wanted to
soothe him. He winced and she shed
tears, and so the dissolution of partner
ship came about. She was a gotd little
woman, but did not develop mentally
along with Dickens, who married her
when he was very young and hardly
knew his own mind. Talking of Mr.
Braddon. George Eliot, and other
women of literary capacity, he thought
it a good thing for such persons to
marry rood men of business. who could"'
bring their works to the best market.
Mr. Maxwell and Mr. Lewes did thi
for Miss Braddon and George Eliot.
Getting Ready to Kick.
A well-known citizen was dicovered
going through some singular motions
in oue of the corridors of the City
Hall recently, and an acquaintance
who ran against him cried out:
"What on earth are you up to now?"
"Taking off my diamond pin."
But where's your watch?"
In my coat tail pocket."
"Afraid of being robbed?'
"Oh, no. It's business."
'W hy, the assessors have
An . f .
9 , -y-WffTStiuhl proj
and 1 m eoins in to kick." f
"But you've irot a horse."
"Yes. but he wasn't in th-davL-"-called."
"And a piano." . """O
"That happened to be at , the faetqr, '
to be revamished." .
'But yur bank accoontP
"Sh! "It's in my wife's name! "6
quiet. ow, then, I'm ready to go '
and.cil them that tlieoennlA in. ..r1
tj take up arms to rid themselves i
.ihid turrll.U I I.,. c
lUroit Frte, Pns.
high taxatior -