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About The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898 | View Entire Issue (April 18, 1890)
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He Who thinks to please the world Is dullest of his kind; for let him face which way he will, one-half is yet behind.
LEIUNON, OREGON, FRIDAY. APRIL, 18, 1800.
S2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.
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THE CITY OF CEMS.
How th Trntxirwi of Ceylon ar TC-
earthrtt knit Find Their Way to London.
Ratnapura, the Slly of gems, is the
center of a district twenty or thirty
mites square, in almost all of which a
stratum of gravel six feet to twenty
feet under the suvf ace exists. Through
out this area pern pita are to lie seen
near the Tillages, some lieing worked
now, ethers being abandoned. The
natives work there in companies of six
or eight, and pay a rupee per man per
month for the privilege of working a
certain allotment, where they begin by
marking off a square of 'about ten
After removing about three feet of
soil the sounding rod. a piece of iron
about half an inch in diameter and six
feet long. U used to sound for the
gravel. If successful the digging is
legun in earnest till about four feet
deep. On the second day gravel is
taken out by baskets and handed from
one man to'auother till all within the
square is excavated. Should the min
ers find the soil fairly firm at the bot
tom of the pit they tunnel all around
for about two feet, drawing out the
gravel and sending it up also to be
heaped with the rest, which usually
completes the work of the second day,
a watchman remains near it all night.
On the third day it is all washed
in a wicker basket by a circular jerk
ing motion, which throws out all the
surplus light stone and rubbish, till a
good quantity of heavy gravel is left
in the bottom, which is carefully ex
amined. There is hardly a basketful
that does not contain some gems of in
ferior value, which are usually sold by
the pound for about nine rupees. :
Should no valuable stones be found
another pit is sunk, and so on until'
one or two or perhaps three really j
vajf.mble jrems are unearthed, when
the work is - stopped and the whole !
fc ' j .,
If these are worth say a few thous
and rupees, they are kept secret aud
only shown to one or two men of mon
ey, "who make the owners an advance
and look after the custody of the prec
ious stones. Then they gamble and
drink for some time till another ad
vance becomes necessary, and so on
until half the value is obtained. Then
the party, with the mortgagee, pro-
eeeds toColumbo, or Italutara, where S
rich Moorish traders are summoned to
purchase, and the gems soon find their
way to London. The general public
know nothing about these transactions,
and valuable gems are never heard of
in Ceylon, and scarcely see the light of
day till they reach Bond street.
'the natives have a great fear of ex
posing their finds till they are sold.and
they have most extraordinary sii)er-f-titious
ideas about showing them.
This system has been in vogue for
centuries past. It is only occasionally
one hears of any native having enter
prise enough to" dig a few feet below
the first gravel to see if. by sounding,
a second bed of gravel is within reach,
for they fear ihe expense of bailing out
water, which increases as the greater
deuth is attained.
attnongn me secona
gravel is well known to be much richer ,
lllaa the far?t-
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pretty little village of Auvernier ,
i the lake of Neufehatel. and not ,
far from the town of the same name;
'- and here it was that some workmen re
cently discovered tombs of the ancient
lake dwellers. The dead were neither
thrown into the lake nor burned, but
were buried, something in the fashion !
of other people, on dry land and in
tombs close to their lake villages. This
tomb at Auvernier was found about
six feet underground, in a hard gravel
and cly of the lake shore. It was
built of" heavy slabs f granite set on
T and covered with slabs of the
-ame character. 'There was no stone
in the bottom of the vault simply
eravel. The tomb was nearlv six feet j
deep, a little over three and a half feet
wide, and only five feet three inches in j
lentrth. There were twenty skeletons i
in u anu now 30 uiau "' '
have been buried in so small a place is
a mystery. The shortness of the tomb
must have made it necessary, unless
the people were dwarfs, to double tha
bodies together, or else stand them on 1
their feet. One of the slabs composing .;
this old tomb was of Mont Blanc
trranite, and although a foot thick, fell
to pieces on being uncovered
was also an entrance to this sepulchre,
built of rock slabs similar to the tomb
itself. The relics found with these
bodies consist of necklace of boars'
tusks, beads of bears' and wolves' teeth,
a celt or hatchet of serpentine, and two
or three bronze rings, pins, and beads.
This was probably the burial-place of
one of the first families of the lake
dwellers, for certainly not every one
could bring great granite slabs from
far-off Mout Blanc to build a tomb with,
The antiquarians place the building of
this dead-house at the close 01 tne stone :
age. when bronze was just beginning !
to be known as an article of luxury, j
Recently still other tombs of the lake
dwellers have been discovered at Mon- j
trenx and elsewhere, but,aside from the j
methods of burial, they throw no new j
light on the life and times of their oo I
cunants. The only safe conclusion to I
arrive at is that nearly the whole of
Switzerland, for centuries and centuries,
and at a time of which history takes no
account, was settled by a numerous,
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IIIUULI IUII, 11111 pill m jiii.iu
who for their own protection adopted
the practice of building their homes in
w aters of the lakes, x 1113 son 01
"lire lasted almost to the time of Julius
Csesar.when it was gradually given up,
the people of the Alps changing their
abodes from the water to the dry land
on the advance of civilization. From
"Tfie Lake Dwellers,'" by S. H. M. By era,
in Harper's Magazine.
I walked a cltr street, end suddenly
I saw a tiny lad. The w inter wind
Howled fitfully, and all tlie air above
Tne clear-outoutline of the buildinjralall
Keemf-d full of knives that cut against the
face: - ,
An awful nigl:t among tlie unhoused poor!
.Tne boy was tattered; both his hands were
X thrust " , ,
-or show of warmth wlthtn his pocket-holes,
" " Irfre pockets had not been for many a day.
ine troiiser-ter was long enough to hide
Vise naked flesh, but one, in mockery
world too short, tho' be was monstrous
.pf t bare and red his knee a cruel thinirl
" riKn swelled my selfish beart with tenderness
And pity for Die waif: to think of one
rk rounir, soseeminjr helpless, homeless too,
Brea-iinif the niirht, ashiver with thecoldl
T i-ruaninir a little, soon I passed him by,
1 My flnifprs re. chinur for a silver coin
j o niaiie mm nacpier, 11 oniv iot
A n hour, when I marvelled as I beard
Jlis mouth was puckered up in cheery wise,
A nd iu the very teeth of fortune's frown
lie whistled loud a scrap of some jray tunel
. nd I must know that all my ready tears
(11 on a mood more merry than mine own.
' Kicbiird E. Burton, in Harper's Mairuzine.
There has "been an
'ws.' ' T1 ' Cf Z cides i a
Winnings of Runners and Trotters
for the Past Year.
DOMINIC K MCCAFFREY TO Tl UN ACTOR.
Items of Interest.
August Belm-nt has a crack two-year-old
for the Futurity stakes.
Alcryon heads the list of winning trot
ters with (21,503 to his credit.
Sunol. record 2 :10 1-2, UoIh'iI Bonner's
purchase, will go F'.at in Charles Mar
Charles A. Uarriman will start on his
3,000-mile walk to San FnTiicisco and re
turn on April 10.
It is announced that Washington w ill
succeed Providence in the Atlantic Base
The ten big winning runners of 1889
earned 1392,238, against 71,20 for the
ten leading trotters.
The manager of the New Yoik Flay
er's I.eniine Club, is Clarence 1.. F'arring
ton, of Holyoke, Mass.
John Morrill, the well known baceliall
C layer, will manage an indeendent
aseball team at Boston , Mass.
The Yale University ami Atlanta, of
New York, eight-oared crews, will prob
ably measure strokes this year.
to the Detroit Mechanics' and !
irers 10,0W stake for 2 :24
class horses will close on
The prosperous Pwver Bros.
in fourteen yean $l,24',0i.
j amount they won lo8,71" last season.
Mr. P. I. Withers has engaged as
jockey J. Heagan, formerly known asj.
Caldwell, the adopted son of Starter
ft. Fan!, Minn., is spending 23,OOD
on a club house for tlieir trotting track
and 20,0vX) in purses are to l hung up
The constables at Byfield, Mass.,
stopied a cocking main between Boston
and llavei hill game fowls on March 10,
and arrested twenty sports,
. Secretary Brunnell,of the Players' j
Baseball league, has made an appeal to '
the New York State Intercollegiate Asso- j
f elation for recognition and games. f
The Philadelphia Park Commissioners j
j have granted the Vesper Boat Club per-1
! mission to hold its annual regatta on the j
j lower Schuylkill course on June 27.
! Dominick McCaffrey, the well-known ,
! pugilist, will turn actor, av.d he is to!
! join a comedy company. McCaffry will
1 study elocution and he" may make a hit.
It is said that more Australian horses
will shortly visit l-.ngland to compete in
k;.. -..-..-I- i,!..k ii,, n.
Victoria IVrbv winner, dreadnought, bv
The Workingmen's Club, of Fhiladel-
phia, billiard team has come off f
J , h tonrn.ment mt ended,
(leeate1 Uiejr or,wnents-the
optwnents the Kox-
j borough team by 324 points.
Billy Jordan, the master of ceremonies
! of the'Ca'if wnia Athletic Club, is still as
popular in San F'rancisco as I e was ten
The California Club direc- !
tors believe Jordan to be a bustler.
! George. Mulholland, the welter-weight
! pugilist, who fought many important
battles on the Pacific Slope during the
past two years, has been sent to jail for
five montliB for vagrancy in 'Frico.
On March 21 the Riverside Gun Club
held its monthly live bird shoot at Red
J . 1- red Beals and L. B. Camp-
tiell each won events, and
C. Ackerman divided first
and Beals and A.
money in the
ct k,.,;a n, M.,l, i
Anson's Chicago team did up Byrne's
Brooklyn Bridegrooms by a score of 6 to
1. Inks and Coughlin, both of the Chi
cago club, were the pitchers. None of
u - iirooklvn Ditchers
Ike Weir, the Belfast
Snider, held a
' boxing show at Springfield, Mass., on
March la. Ihe feature of the affair was
a glove contest between Ike Weir and
Bob Green, which pleased the large
crowd. Weir was followed from the
Polo Rink by a tremefidous.crowd.
At the annual meeting of the stock-
j holders of the Brooklyn Jockey Club,
1 held recently, Messrs. Philip J. Dwer,
1 1 John McCartv. James Shevhn. M. F.
Dwyer, Richard Hyde, L. C. Bchman,
! John Delmar, A. C. Washington and W.
j L. Scott were elected directors for the
Wm. O'Connor arrived at Honolulu,
Sandwich Islands, on Feb. 15, and was
given a great reception. At the request
of King Kalakaua he gave a rowing ex
hibition, which so pleased the people
that the American champion was pre
sented with a purse of $-i00. He is in
the best of health.
At Philadelphia, on March 20, the
j oult, End Wheelmen tug-of-war team,
i consisting of AV. Dickson (anchor), R.
i McCurdv, S. Young and O. McUurdv,
beat the Century team by 14 inches at
the entertainment given by the Century
Wheelmen. There was also some good
boxing and w restling.
L. Gibson and W. Harrison, of the
8,xrtsman's Gun Club, shot a match on
March 21, at Keystone targets against
William Morris Pack and W. W. Abbott,
of the North End Club, on the grounds
; of the former, at Fernwood, Pa. The
match was at oO singles and 2o pairs.
Gibson and Harrison won by a score of
155 to 1411.
Theodore Winters, rvf Sacramento.
Cal., lout recently the yearling colt, by
Joe Hooker, dam Marian, dam of hm
peror of Norfolk, Duchess of Norfo'k, the
Czar, i:i Rio Key, etc. He was the first
foal Marian had produced by any sire
but Norfolk, and the colt, although by
Joe Hooker was a very fine one and of
The celebrated Australian race horse
Chicago has arrived in England. He
made the voyage nicely, is in good health
and will be taken to the stable of Mr.
Saville. Chicago is the best racer Aus
tralia has sent to England. He is a
brown horse, standing lo.l hands, all
bone and muscle. He was foaled in
1883. In 18K8 he won the Bourke handi
cap at Melbourne, beating thirteen,
seven furlongs, in 1 :29. Last year he
won the Elsternw ich handicap, a mile
and three-sixteenths, winning in a. can
ter. He won the Caul field cup, one mile
and a half, with 102 pounds, in 2:38!,
beating nineteen. He was unplaced in
the Melbourne cup, with 107 pounds to
Menf -' lib poaads. t
BAD DREAMS DRIVEN AWAY.
The Remedy U Simple-t'roee Tour I. eg
, doing to lied.
"What with mosquitos and bad
dreams,' I get no peace of nights,"
sighed the heavy-eyed, dyspeptic-looking
clubman to a group of congenial
spirits, as they tarried over a mid
night repast a few evenings ago. "It
doesn't make a particle of di tie re nee
what I have tossed off before seeking
my cowcli, whether It be deviled crab
or buttered toast, whisky cocktail or
Schuylkill bacteria, a night of unrest
is sure to follow. My eyes no sooner
close than a horde of tiresome spirits
begin to dance through my brain, the
old-time villain still pursues me, and
everybody I ever knew, together with
myriads that I never want to know, be
gin to chatter a foolish jargon that has
uo cessation till the morning breaks
and the rising bell rings. I'd give a
mint of money to the doctor who would
give me the prescription for a night of
solid dreamless slumber."
"Why don't you try Mother Mahila
bel's soothing syrup?" suggested a
Or a dose of arsenic?" murmured a
"Cross yourself thrice !efore retiring,
turn yourself about ou your left heel
in front of the mirror seven times and
step into bed backward," came from a
man who never sat thirteen at a table
nor looked at the moon over his right
shoulder, "and I'll warrant you'll never
see a sight nor hear a sound the live
"If you reeliue on your back or your
stomach of course you will see all the
terrors of the inferno." vouchsafed a
young medical student? "Lie ou your
side, with your head upon a low, hard
pillow, and you will sleep dreamlessly
till doomsday or breakfast lime.'
x Here was a nine pause, irroaen only
by a sigh from the man of dreams, lie
evideutty had no faith in any of these
specifies. But another voice now spoke
up: "Old man, be so good as to try
my method, and I promise you'll never
want to try another. No quackery or
mummery about it. no potion or lotion
either; uo explanation, for that matter,
yet it's a sure cure every time. 1 used
to be fearfully harrassed with visions.
My nights were made hideous, but
there came a sudden change. I awoke
one morning siiprvmelv happy in the
viiviiz; II tr .ll.tlr - 1 ,11 lllf, .iiiiu fill o
j 1 had slept for eight hours in perfect
j peace ami forgeifuluess. w ith not a
j dream nor a nightmare to mar my
.delight. I wondered what Wats the
cause and at length discovered that I
hail been sleeping cross legged. I
tried it again the next night, and again
and again, and will you believe it, ray
friend, from that day to this, save once
only, I have never had anything worse :
than Uay dreams. Ihe reason is that 1
never close mv eyes without previously
adjusting my legs at right angles, aud
keeping them (Kiised in this tailor fash
ion the night through. One night,
however, I was so tired that I forgot
the usual arrangement. The horrible
creatures that jeopled my mind-that
night will live with me to my dyiug
The dream-bound banqueter looked
incredulously, and heaved another
sigh. He asked a question or two as to
the angle of the leg crossing aud its
tendency to lumbago, ami then re
lapsed into silence.
Yesterday, however, he met his
friend aud "advisor on Chestnut street
and greeted him uproariously. "Not a
dream nor a vision." he cried; "not a
sprite nor a gnome, not a friend nor a
foe, but a night of ierfect sweet ob-
livion. I tied my legs in a double bow
knot and every blasted dream took
flight- Now, tell me how to banish
mosquitoes, too. and. bv George, the
world is yours." Philadelphia Record.
Ants la Hotel Dtnlng-ltoora.
'See that?'' asked
Palace hotel, holding
with black insects.
a waiter in the
up a dish tilled
"Caviar?" inquired a San Francisco !
Examiner reporter to whom the ques
tion was addressed. !
Xo; ants," was the sententious re
ply. "This is my harvest since noon.
Every other gentleman in this dining
room has collected as many more. The
house is literally overrun with them,
and has been for three years to my
"Trying to evict these little crawlers
has cost the Sharon estato $10,000, and
it will cost many a thousand more be
fore any effect will be made on these
intruders. They creep in everywhere
and there is no way invented to keep
them out. I don't think we can get
rid of them without moving the hotel.
They are in lots of houses and nothing
has "been found that will feazo them.
They are worse than flics, because poi
son "doesn't have any effect ou them,
jlihV they are worse than cockroaches,
because they are smaller.
"Do you see those gentlemen across
the room? They appear to lie brush
ing crumbs off the table, but they an't;
it's ants. Every gentleman here has a
small covered dish like the one I just
showed vou, which he just fits into his
left hand. All the spare time he has is
occupied in collecting ants. Unless a
gentleman turns in his quota at night
he gets a black mark, because it shows
that he has been lazy, and if he keeps
it up he is discharged for neglect of
That is one of the things that makes
the work so hard for us gentlemen in
the dining-room. Excuse me," and
with a gentle sweep of the hand he
brushed a score of ants into his little
box. which he deftly closed in time to
prevent the original occupants from
Putting It to the Test.
Faith in the friendship of others is a
very good thing to have, but it is not
always strengthened by the unexpected
guise that friendship occasionally as
sumes. A young versifier, upon sub
mitting one of his productions to his
older and less dreamy room-male, was
asked, the verses having been read with
"Did you write this stuff?"
"Where will you send it?"
"To Mr. Blank. He's the editor
of the W Daily Journal. I send it
to him because he is an old friend of
"All right. I'm glad you're going to
send it to Blank. Perhaps, for your
father's sake, he will decline to print
it." Harper's Magazine.
Quill toothpicks come from France.
The largest factory in the world is near
Paris, where there is an annual pro
duct of 20,000,000 quills. The factory
was started to make quill pens, but
when these went out of general use it
was converted into a toothpick mill.
A sheet of cork one pound in weight
1 v5il support the body of a man in water.
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Snow Still -Nine. Feet Deep in Tilla
rOM'MKIA ClUNTY TAX ROLL 121,000.
HpiitM or the McMinaville roxtofRif.
Tlie Mining Situation.
Santa Itopa lias three
daily mail de-
The l-'erndale creamery Is turning out
010 pounds of butter a diiy.
A piece of granite weighing over SrXXl
pounds is set over the iloorway of the
new SHkane National Bank building.
An unknown Spaniard, Wlieved to be!
insane, maU three attempts at stiiciile
at Los Gatos, but was battled and locked
Pendleton has to pay for an injury re
cently occasioned by a break in a side
walk, and the defect is still unrepaired.
Two ti niter claim prosjwtors resjrt
that snow is eight or nine feet deep ou
the summit of the mountains in Tilla
The Canadian Pacific will run excur
sions from California this summer. The
first one of teachers will leave San F'ran
cisco May 211.
The gross receipts of the McMinuvillei
postotlice show an increase of over 50 I
per cent, for the last vear. This is an j
indication of substantial growth. j
1 lie entue threshing outfit anil ware
house of leoke Bros., near I
Cal., was burned recently, ixmn 500);
insuiance, t2"!Hi. Origin unknown.
The Uot-klin, Cal., quarrvmen's strike
is still on. An effort is teing made to i
hire non-union men in San Francisco, j
but in that event the stone-cutters a ill;
The United States commissioners of j
public biiildiiikrs in San F"rancis-o have j
advertised for the sale of a site f ir the j
post-office. Bids will tie oKned April '
Antonio Manrico, a wealthy
aas killed at Santa Monica. Cal . bv a i
train striking linn on a
body was carried several
on the cow catcher.
The mouth of the I'mjxpia is dammed
up by a flood. F'ive schooners are
lockt-d up in anil will be compelled to
remain there until the river cuts a chan-
nel through the bar,
j The schooner J'annonia, l!H tons,
which left San F'raneisw for the l"innjna
i river, wos obliged to return on ai-count
i of the loss of her main galf, which oc
j curred off Point lleves.
A company has leen formed to con
struct a canal from the ea-t side of the
Straits of Juan de Kuca across the San
de Fuca eninsida to a shorter connec
tion w ith the Skagit river.
The w ill of the late Colonel J. Mervrn !
luuamie, prewmem 01 me fan rrancisco.
x ioriuern laciuc v oaf I ran roan, was ;
t t 1 : . . 1 . 1 ... ,
lomierlv admitted to probate in Marin
county, Cal. No itmtest of the will was
The tax roll for 1S811 for Columbia
county amounts to over $21, 000, and out
01 the sum Sheriff eeker has collected
over 1,0 H, which leaves a small de
linquent list considering the scarcity of '
Martin Olsen. owner of the liest bv-1
j draulic mines on Salmon river, Siskivou J
j county, Cal., was riding on horseback:
i over a trail to Sawyer's bar to bis mines,
j when his horse fell, killing Olsen and
the horse. j
A chicken with two bodies, four legs!
and but one head was hatched on J. 11
l. .......I. ...:i..r f.i
to. the other day. and was alive at last
iituiK:, a 1 nil, , vriKUfc iiinirn Hunt j.iisitt-B-
accounts. Is there anything that Stan
islaus county cannot produce?
The Union Insurance Company, of
San Francisco, has brought suit against
the Pennsylvania Insurance Company,
of Philadelphia, to recover $1000 insur
ance on proierty of the Commercial Mill
Company, at Seattle, Wash., which was
burned J line 6, lSi).
Captain R. R. Thompson, formerly of
Portland, proprietor of the Artesian
Water Works, is dissatisfied with rates
fixed by the trustees of Alameda and re
fuses to allow any more service pipes to
be connected with his mains. This is
creating much feeling.
The murder of Frederick son and wife,
near Bay Center, Wash., is one of the
most atrocious that has hap)eried on
the coast for some time. F'or the safety
of the community it is hoped that the
perietrators of this brutal deed will be
punished to the full extent of the law.
At the meeting of the . freight com
mittee of the Transcontinental Associa
tion in San Francisco it was decided
that all points 011 the Missouri river, as
well as Galveston and Houston, Tex.,
shall hereafter be termed river points.
The committee then adjourned sine die.
Some time ago two men, 'who had
been lost in the Coast range mountains,
were rescued from starvation by Siletz
Indians. One of them, Willie Forehand,
aged 24 years, worn out by the fearful
struggle he had undergone, died recently,
lie expressed much gratitude for tlie
kind treatment of the Indians and the
The suit of Captain Jerome Cox, ut
San FVaneisco, ' against Attorney 1. M.
Del in as, to recover $33,000, the value of
certain claims against a judgment Cox
recovered in his suit against Charles Mc
Laughlin, resulted in the jury awarding
Cox $22,8t2. Delmas purchased the
claims in the last named suit, and Cox
claimed it was on his advice and for hie
benefit that the purchase was made.
The Orting Oracle gives the people of
that place some stirring advice : "This
thing of allowing advantages to pass
every day without a nod, or a bow, a
turn or a move of the hand, is becoming
extremely disgusting, and its hurtful ef
fects are seen ou every hand. This is
the day for men of action and men of
thought. Think, move, work! Think
wisely, move quickly, work vigorously !'
It is reported that the Columbia has
raised but very little yet and is evidently
holding back for the big flood that is be
ing predicted by the old settlers and the
government signal service officer at Port
land. Immense quantities of snow are
reported on the mountains in the region
of the headwaters cf both the Columbia
and the Snake rivers, and, there being
as yet no warm weather to take the
snow off the foothills and thus give the
tributaries of the Lower Columbia a
chance to run off before the main flood
comes, the prospects for a "16 high water
appear to be very probable, and the man
who has a river bottom ranch will be
wise if he prepares for the inevitable and
has a place o"fle to when the mighty
Columbia shtli take posttasien of his
TARANTULA AGAINST CENTIPEDE.
onto Interesting Hetties Between Ten
omous and Feroolous Creatures.
One afternoon last week there w as
an interested crowd of amusement
seekers in and in front of the large side
windows of Knox & Van Haren's drug
tore. Several days before two centi
pedes, one large and the other small,
were brought into the store, and also
a tarantula. They were left In sep
arate receptacles, and all alive.
On this particular afternoon it was
determined to see how the animals
would act when placed together. A
layer of sand, about an inch thick, was
spread over the bottom of a glass
"i .. . . .! i I
Ills innicsty with the horns took no !
part iu the trouble which disturbed the i
other two. He seemed to be acting!
simply as the referee of the light. The 1
two centiiH'des crawled over him and !
rolled over him. but hardly awakened'
nis sieepy nature. !
Not so the others. They circled two '
or three times around the globe and J
finally came in each other's way. Kach j
desired to crawl over the other and the j
battle began. It was short but it was I
exciting. No two pugilists ever went
after each other with
more vim or t;iore
apparent determination to do each oth
er harm than did these two centipedes.
j Their catlike claws were repeatedly
imbedded in each other's bodies, but
the smaller one could not stand the
i strain, and when they came together
I for the third time, about two minutes
j after they were first put in.they clinched
and wound about each other, keeping
their claws going Jn scissor fashion
upon each others bodies until tha
smaller cenlipedo dropped out dead.
The body was taken out of the globe,
and soon after the tarantula was
dropped in. The centipede bad not
had time to recover any strength after
bis battle with his fellow, and his
sting had lost its death-dealing quali
ties, so that this battle was also short.
The two animals closed only twice
when the forceps of the tarantula
crushed through the head of the larger
centipede, and he died quickly.
One of the company w ho had watched
the two battles, impressed with the
way the centqede fought in the first
battle, ventured the assertion that the
ceutipede was the better fighter. He
,, ' knew w here one could be obtained aud
Mesican.ii . ... i :. .
-, i . ...,.
de nearly four and a half inches
aiv .ua i vs. nsevrwAiJW ( L t I J i
ong. Jt was immediately lroppeit in
to the globe, and the tight, which was
then begun, lasted for fully three-
quarters of an hour, and was exceed-
iug savage while it lasted. The taran- I
tula did most of the fighting, but after j
the first attack invariably got the worst !
of the round.
The tarantula fights with a pair of !
piucers, which are thrust out jut be- j
tow or from the lower part of the hal. i
lbese are very hard, and strong enough
to leave marks upon a lend pencil.
rent a ficrhls with tin doll n linn 1
, ... ,.,.... .i.iK .. - .... 1 : i
rows along the side of the bod?. ln
fighting the tarantula spreads himself i
...Ti n, i r, ,i. ;
mauner of a crawfish iTiitil he"can get no I
further, springs upon the encmy.turust
intr out the I'l
ucers and grasping what
ever portiou of the body of the enemy
comes within reach.
In the battle in the globe the two
came together for a doiten or more
j rounds, breaking away and returning
! to Ahe opposite side ot the globe at the
close of each. Finally the two came j
together and the centicde seemed to .
get the hold he had been looking for, '.
nd the tarantulas body was quickly
wrapiH'd up in the fold of the armed
bodv of bis opponent. Meanwhile the
hundred claws of the centipede were
working rapidly aud wilh such effect
that the life of the tarauttila was soon
over. The victorious centipede did
not come out unscathed, as the forceps
01 tne tarantula nan pierccu 111s mniy
j in five places, from which the black
i life lltiid was running. He survived
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1 !? 1 "V .V'"
the battle only a few hours. ian Diego
Postmaster-General Wanamnker told
his Bible class a very pretty and pa
thetic little anecdote at Bethany Sun
"A young and neatly dressed little
woman." he said, "came to my office
in Washington and said that her hus
band had been drinking to excess, and
had left home forever. She told a very
creditable story, and wound up by ask
ing me if I wouldn't give her a 'place.'
I asked bcr if she loved her husband,
and she said 'yes,' with a sob, big tears
lieginning to steal down her cheeks.
She said she had but one child, a little
girl, whom she fairly worshipped.
"Her story touched me deeply, and
I asked her If she wouldn't like to have
her husband back again. Oh! yes,
she replied, 'but he would never come
buck.' She didn't know where he was.
I promised to do what I could for her,
and she went away.
"1 made it a point to find the hus
band. When this was done, and we
stood face to face, I asked him if he
didn't want to go back to his home, to
stop drinking aud become a man again.
He answered, with sobs, that his wife
would never forgive him, and there wits
no use to try. "Do you love your wife?'"
"Yes, sir, I do,' he said, 'but I have
acted so badly that I cannot go home,
because I know my wife loves me no
"She does, my friend,' 1 assured him.
T have seen your wife, and she would
be overjoyed to have you come back.
You have trudged through many weary
hours of sorrow, and have brought it
all upon yourself.' I told him to go to
his wife and be happy again, lo make
a long story short he did go back, and
now two hearts that were once shatter
ed and sad beat again as one." Phila
' Where Good Cigars Are Smoked.
"The best cigars," said an Olive
street dealer to a St. Louis Republic
man, "are not smoked in New York.
That's a popular error."
"Bah nothing's too cheap for Chi
cago." "St. Louis?"
"No. This city smokes only a fair
grade. San Francisco consumes the
very finest imported cigars. The cream
from Cuban: product goes there. If a
man would step up to your stand in San
Francisco and ask for a couple of nice
cigars and you would offer him two for
a quarter he would feel insulted. A
15-cent cigar is a low-priced cigar, and
20 and 2a cent weeds are the stand
ards. Why, sir, I know of one little
retail shop in San Francisco that sent
in an order to Cuba for 10,000 cigars,
three for X. I don t have a call lo
.tnree-lor-a-doliar grade once in two
'years. "They run things on a ISroad
gauge on the Pacific slope, I can tell
you, Philadelphia smokes stocjes,"
FARMER LANG'S HUSKINC-BEE.
the Girls In Seymonr and Derby Keck
Have Been Well Kissed.
j Eugene Lang, who lives In Derby
j Neck, is a prosperous farmer whose
corn-fields hare been usually productive
i this year, savs the Ansofiia (Conn.)
correspondent of the N. Y. . When
he viewed the overburdened shocks of
corn a few days ago and thought what
ft tough job it" would be to husk and
store the ears he felt depressed. He
spoke of It to his wife aud Mrs. Lang's
quick wit came to the rescue. "Let's
give a huskin'-tee." she suggested, and
the husband at once fell in with the
iiurit. iiuiioiin wr u reui out iu nil
r . l t - . . l . 1 1
u4 !' iu t-t uivui mill iiici cntiasicij
When the night came the barn floor
had been thoroughly swept, clean straw
had been laid down in a circle big
enough to accomodate fifty persons
silling iiirk-ianMon, and in the cen
ter were several shocks of corn. The ;
barn was lighted with many lanterns,
back of which had been nailed to the
osts bright new sheets of tin. Tha
rows of stalls In which Mr. Lang kept
his cows snd horses faced toward the
! roorii and the meek-eyed tattle stuck
their noes over the mangers and
chewed their cuds contemplatively.
At 8 o'clock the company were seated
around the cornstalks, anil Mr. Lang,'
mounting a box, laid down one single
rule. The first red found by a young
man entitled him to kiss all "the pretty
girls. The second red gave the privi
liege of kissing only a certain number,
and the third a less nnmber, and so on.
The same rule applied to the girls if
they cared to indulge. Then the
huskin began. Jt was half and
hour before the first red came to view,
and it was a Seymour youth who got
it. The first intimation that any of the
company had that a red ear had been
found w as a sudden sweep of the arms
around the girl next to him and a re
sounding smack full on the lips. Then
he held up the ear and collected the
forfeits. That is he tried to, but there
was more solid work for him in the
next half hour than he had ever done
in a day before, and there was no corn
husked'in that time either. The girls
screamed an giggled, then ran, with
the lucky Seymour youth, after them.
It was such fun that even the cows
laughed. When the second ear was
found the scene was repeated. The
fourth and fifth and sixth came, and
then the girls gave up and submitted
with better grace.
After the corn was husked the floor
space was cleared again of everything,
and the fiddler tuned up her strings
i and began to grind out "Money Musk
with strength of feeling that set every
; foot in the room to keeping time. It
! was the jolliest, happiest, heartiest
: dance that Derby ever saw. During
j an interval supper was announced, ana
i the baked leans, boiled ham. cold roast
! turkey and chicken, the cake, and the
f 1 n tww-1 i rn t tniilfA hin all wactio.1 ilnwn
""""I'"7' .-" '
with sweet cider, filled the measure
the giiests happiness
f 1' profitable party for Mr.
Lang. Ho got Ins corn husked, his
?uP.IM'r cost l,!m but 1,,t,e- but above all
he is to-dav the most popular farmer in !
this part of New Haven county.
Secret of Gordon's Power.
What was the secret of his wonderful
power. Much of it lay in his fearless
ness, much in his swiftness of thought
and action, and much in what the Yan
kee would call his capability in all
things, small as well as great.
He could ride, shoot and tinker and
' conduct campaigns and negotiate trea
ties, all with unhesitating self-reliance.
As a matter of course such a
man takes command. Gordon never
lacked opportunities to show these
When steaming quietly up the Nile a
monkey with which he was playing fell
overboard. In a twinkling Gordon was
in the water after him, writes Colonel
II. G. Prout in Scribner't. By good
luck the crocodiles got neither Gov
ernor General nor monkey.
When a nagger was being hauled up
the rapids some way south of Lado the
cable got away from the men on the
bank and the vessel was swept on the
rocks. No one would volunteer to go
out and pick up the cable, and Gordon
lumped into a skiff and went alone,
f o bo sure, the skiff upset and the
Governor General sat some hours drip
ping on a rock, but his men had a les
son. On another occasion the garrison of
one of the stations was thrown into
much anxiety by seeing Gordon alone,
rowing across the river to tho east
bank, which in that region was occu
pied by intensely hostile negroes. He
landed, made his boat fast and tried
by a display of beads and wire to in
duce the savages to come and talk with
They simply sat on the 'hillside and
scowled. Finally Gordon shot a hippo
potamus and paddled back, leaving
the beads on the shore and a fine feast
of hippopotamus meat in the rushes.
Another man would have been killed.
I was amused to see on the table at
Khartoum handsome spoons and forks
with his crest half effaced by rough
scratches. I could fancy Gordon,
vexed by some unusual flntnmery,
seizing a rat-tail file and proceeding
to put out of his sight one more vanity.
It was not that he was not proud of
his family. On the contrary, ne could
pay a man no greater compliment
than to say: "You are like a Gordon;"
but all the marks and signs of rank
sometimes became intolerable to him.
The Home of a Gypsy Prince.
A modest brick house standing a lit
tle way back from the street, in a
suburb of the city of Dayton, Ohio, is
the property and part of the year the
home of a gypsy of wide repute, the
heir apparent to a throne in Little
Egypt; and here, and hereabout, is the
rendezvous of a numerous band or
tribe. This settlement is widely known
as the home of some of the richest and
most influential families of gypsydom,
among them the Stanleys, of whom the
present head. Levi, is called the king,
This Levi Stanley is a short, heavy-set
man of something over 70 years. He
is still strong, and active, with a ruddy
cheek and bright eye. Much of his
time is passed with the traveling par
ties, while his oldest son, Levi, Jr.,
a stalwart, handsome man of 60, as
sumes much of the active direction of
affairs, looking after property, etc
Lying scattered about to the north of
Dayton are many fine farms owned by
them. At the present most of the
farms are in the bands of tenants, for
however near the gypsy may be to the
primeval man he has not yet developed
a strong liking for the labor of tho
A pure white English sparrow dwells
with a colony of browns in Hartford
SOMETHING ABOUT CHEESE.
Conclusions That Were Reached at a
cent Impressive Testing-Match.
One of the gustatory surprises which
awaits the daring epicure is Limburger
cheese, say s the New York Herald. Kot
the rank, ill-smelling imported eheese
known by that name, but a very fine
quality, which the writer discovered is
made in the northern part of this state
and also in Ohio.
At a recent cheese-tasting this cheese
was served and compared with a num
ber of other fancy cheeses. It was
pronounced decidedly excellent. This
decision is surprising, from the fact
that two of the party were well-known
German gastronomers. They found it
difficult to believe that our American
cheese-makers were so far advanced as
to hm able to make a better and more
palatable Limburger than the imported
article. Another discovery was made.
This was that beer was the only bever
age to drink with Limburger. This
decision was rendered after sampling
the cheese with Rhine wine, claret, and
One of the strange cheeses introduced
was called fromage Raffine. It bails
from Canada, and the sooner it re
crosses the border the better. It would
make the loudest aromatic cheese on
earth green with envy. Oh, what a
compound! One of the gentlemen who
was present said to the waiter:
"I or goodness sake, take it away
and give the Limburger a chance. "
After several experiments the com
mittee decided that either Rhine wine.
Moselle, or on a pinch Burgundy
might be drunk with Swiss cheese.
The general impression is that beer is
the proper drink with this cheese.
Another discovery made was that
champagne tasted most appropriate
with Roquefort and Camembert cheeses.
A so-called American Camembert
cheese was tried, but it was simply a
cream cheese made in the shape of the
genuine article. We have not as yet
made a Camembert cheese, although
Americans succeed in imitating nearly
all the other imported cheeses.
The genuine Camembert was voted
the prince of cheeses. It resembled
liquid velvet, it was so soft. This par
ticular cheese came from Normandy,
where the Camembert is made in all its
The method of manufacture is a sim
ple process, provided the milk used is
rich and contains a large proportion of
caseine, otherwise the cheese will be
hard and tasteless.
After the testing of the cows milk it
is warmed in a water bath until it
Maiihpa ehnnt. QC1 HflemM Vo li ra nKaif
the rennet is then added and gently but
inorouguiy mueu wiiu oiiik. n is al
lowed to stand nearly an hour until tha
curd is qnite soft and smooth, then it is
transferred to the molds. The prepa
ration of the curd is a matter of the ut
When the curd is sufficiently dry tha
molds are placed in a draimug-room.
Air is admitted through numerous
small windows, which are opened or
closed from time to time, according to
the direction of the wind or the change
01 temperature, in winter this room
is heated to the proper temperature.
When the cheeses are dry enough
they are removed to the ripening-room,
or cave, where they receive still greater
attention. The fermentation, which
perfects the cheese, must progress
regularly to insure success.
The cheese expert of the party in
formed us that the delicious Roquefort
cheese was made of sheeps' milk. The
average diner believed it was made of
The green, fungoid growth in Roque
fort, and for that matter in Gorgonzola,
is formed by first mixing flour and
vinegar together and allowing it to be
come moldy, then adding a sprinkling
of the mold to the curd.
, He Cut It Down.
A telegraph editor's story: One
night one of our force was sick and we
had to supply his place with a sub from
the city editor's force. He was also a
sub in that department. He had come
in "to learn to be a journalist," A
1.600-word special was coming in and
it was turned over to him to edit. The
night editor was passing in and out
and was watching the matter pretty
closely, because the counting-room had
sent up word that an extra page of
"ads" would be sent in, and the city
editor bad sent word that he had a
"general alarm," "two shooting
scraps." "a suicide." and "an -elopement,"
The night editor asked the sub what
he had in hand. The sub told him.
"How many words?" asked the night
"Cut her down to 600."
About two hours later a man from
the proof-room came in and told the
night editor that the article which he
held in bis hand ended somewhat
abruptly and that it had a dash marked
at the bottom indicating that it was
The night editor looked at the proof
and took it to the sub, who looked at
it and explained innocently that he had
followed instructions. And so he had.
He had counted 600 words from the
beginning and thrown the remainder
of the special in the waste-basket.
, Getting Acquainted.
"This." said the man who was travel
ing on the cars, as he opened his value
and took out a bottle, "is a mixture
called Dr. Jenkinson's Indispensable.
I never travel without it. It ia the best
and most agreeable tonic now on the
market, by all odds."
T am not so sure about that," re
plied the man who was occupying the
seat with him. "I have here" and he
opened his own valise and took out a
bottle "a tonic called Di. Ry hold's
Extract, which I have used for several
years and consider the very best pre
paration ever made. No man onght
I have no doubt it is a fair good
medicine in its way," broke in the
other, "but if you had ever tasted Dr.
Jeukinson's Indispensable you would
throw that stuff of yours away."
"I know all about Dr. Jenkinson's
nostrum, sir. 1 know exactly what it's
"You do, hey?"
"Yes, sir, and I know Dr. Rybold's
Extract is made from precisely the
same formula, only from pure mate
rials instead of the vile and adulterat
ed ingredients old Jenkinson uses."
"It's made from the same formula,
"Exactly the same."
"You lying old ignoramus, how
you know what its made of?"
"How do I know, you insulting old
scoundrel? Tm Dr.Rybold, sir!"
"I am glad I have found you
you infernal villain. I am Dr.
Powder Works at Baj Center, Ne
York, Blown Up.
RIOT AT STOOP'S FERRY ESDS FATALLY
Clfariig Hstse Eirbaigr. DcaUk f 11
ld LseBotiT Eagiaeer.
Stanley has left Cairo for Brussels.
Rich coal discoveries have been made
in Qoeretaro, Mexico. r
Germany has accepted England's invi
tation to tiie international fishery con
George Francis Train'telegraphs from
Nagasaki, Japan, that he will reach
Brindisi, Italy, May v. :-i"TV '
Winslow Jndson. president of the St.
Joseph, St. Louis A. Santa Fe railroad,
died at St. Louis of paresis. -
Senator and Mrs. Dolph were among
the guests at the elaborate Eaiter break
fast given by Secretary and lira. Noble.
The steamer City of Paris was found
not to be as badly damaged as at first
supposed, and left Queenstown lor Liver
Pool. The powder works at Bay JCbeater, N.
Y., blew op. Two men were killed, and
great damage was done to houses in the
At St. Thomas, Quebec, ths merdsrer
Morin, who was convicted of killing his
Eartner, Roy, has been sentencedto be
anged May 16.
J. S. Morgan! London
Drexel, Morgan 4 Co., who
by leaping from a carriage,
pected to live.
is not ex-
W. D. Prentice, at one time a noted
desperado, was shot and killed on a
ranch near Virginia, Nev., by Joba Tay
lor, ow ner of the place.
Tlie United States grand jury has in
dicted P. J. Ciaaseen, of the Sixth Na
tional Bank of New York, for embesale
ment. The trial will occur May 7.
A verdict for 1,013,400 francs damages
and tlie costs of the action bas been re
turned in the suit of Gibbs A Sons
against the Societe des Metaax of Paris.
Clearing houses exchanges In tha
United States and Canada were 983,
982,155, decrease 12.2 per cent, as Cora
pared with the corresponding week last
Frank McMahon, a locomotj-fi re
man, was run over and killed at Mat an, -
titan. He leaves a young- wile at Ter
race, Utah. He had been married oniy
A raft containing twenty negroes who
were trying to keep from the flood, cap
siied in the mouth of the Rogue river,
Mississippi. Only thirteen reached the
Arrests of students continue to be
made daily in the university towns o
Russia. The students are s.JjB'ftiiill
determined to bring their agitation to a
successful U rminus.
The record of the court-martial of
Lieutenant Steele has been received by
Gen. Schofield and referred to Acting
Judge-Advocate General Lieber for ex
amination and report.
A riot occurred at Stoop's Ferry, near
Pittsburg, between Italian laborers and
the keepers of two boarding houses.
Michael Bell bas died of his injuries and
Antonio Kef so cannot live.
King Menelek, of Abyssinia, author
izes Italy to represent him at tho Brus
sels anti-slavery congress, affirming the
intention of Ethiopia to co-operate with
other nations in suppression of the slave
trade. - -
The Russian government bas prohib
ited the circulation in Rnsaia of Hat ton's
coming novel entitled "By Order of the
Czar," because it deais with recent
events in connection with nihilism and
The Dortmudt (Germany) strikers
made an attack with stones upon a num
ber of workmen leaving the Rbeinelbe
pit. The disorder was suppressed by
gendarmes and many of the strikers were
A large yacht was sighted beading for
Toronto, Ojunder full sail, April 4L
Later she capmi and all the crew werr
lost. The name Idler wasr"paSfiXed on
the stern, bnt none of the Toronto yacht
men knew her.
MeviTJe II. Pickthall, who mysterious
ly disappeared about the time Burchell
and bis party arrived in Canada, and
who was supposed to be in some way
connected with Burchall, bas arrived at
The Iowa senate has passed a honse
joint resolution asking congress to pass
laws for the protection of miners in tlie
territories ; also asking that the present
bill for refunding the Union Pacific in
debtedness be not passed. .
Three negroes at Iron dale, Alabama,
were caught stealing railroad iron, and
in resisting arrest were shot dead by
Deputy Sheriff Fortenberry. City Mar
shal Endland was shot by ote of tho ne
groes and will probably die.
Bonlanger, LaisBant, Deroulede, La
guerre, Rochefort and thirty-one other
members of the Boulangist committee
held a conference at Jersey April 4, Up
on the conclusion the committee gave a
grand breakfast to Brulanger.
Wm. Galloway, who ran the first loco
motive on the Baltimore & Ohio road. s
dead, in Baltimore. He retired ia l r
and was probably th ; oldest locomotive
engineer in the world. At the time of
hia death he was 87 years Id.
It is reported that the French govern
ment has ordered a census of the Ger
mans residing in the suburbs of Paris.
It is understood the step ia taken so that
German residents with means of sub
sistence may be sent to Germany. ,
The supplementary election inr Bhode 1
Island was under the old voting systeT -not
under the new ballot law. Ih L
enacted last week making the new ballot
aw apply to suplementary elections
eached the secretary of state too late.
Three of the largest marble manufac
turers of Boston have notified employes
that on June 1 they will pay ten hours'
wages for nine hours labor. The mar
ble cutters believe the demands for tho
nine-hour day will be generally granted I
without recourse to a strike.
A big landslide on thesA-Iiore
road, east of Saint Johnsviile, New York
wrecked a freight train, and the ei . -j
neeisfireman and two other train ". -