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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
LEBANON, OR EG OX, Fill DAY, - MAY, 1(5, 1890.
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TOTAL WEALTH oF WHEAT HK1TAIN.
liesrriptinn of Kate Field. The
The late Dowager Empress of Ger
many left a fortune of 7,000,000 marks.
The only Territorial delegate in Con
gress who was born in his own Ter
ritory is Antonio Joseph, of New
President Hippolyte of the Republic
of Havti is said to be 79 years of age,
but with the appearance of a man of 60.
If this be true, lie is one of the livelie-t
octogenarians on record.
Miss Emily Faithful the devoted En
glish woman who has spent her life in
alleviating the condition of her country
women, has leen granted a- pension of
f 2t'6 by the British government.
Krupp. the maker of big gnns. has
fouudcd a fund of $125,000 for the
lienetit of those of his workmen who
wish to borrow money at low rates for
the purpose of building . homes for
Stephen V. White. John Claflin. and
Thomas G. Shearman of Brooklyn
have generously offered to erect" a
memorial bnildilig to the late Henry
Ward Beecher adjoining the present
Sir Archibald Alison, who lost an
arm at Luckuow, has been offered the
Governorship of Malta, with a salary
of tf&i.OOO er annum. He is the son ol
the historian, and was born at Edin
burg in 1826.
Ronconi. a famous baritone, whom
Mapleson brought to this country after
his voice was a wreck, died recently in
Madrid, poor and obscure. Roneoui
was the friend and contemporary of the
great tenor Mario.
While the total wealth of Great Brit
ain and Ireland is set down at $50,000.
000.000, that of the United States is
computed at $40,000,000,000. But
wmie t-ngianu pays in taxes f -JO per j
head of population, the United States I
pays only $12.50. j
Emin Pasha's accident recalls the fact i
that Karl Manch. another German-1
African explorer, passed
through great dangers in the interior 1
oi AD ica ror several vears. but fell out
of a window upon his return and sns-i
tained fatal injuries. j
Professor Tucker of Andover. limits
the original thinkers of America to i
three Jonathan Ed wants. Henjamin
Franklin and Nathaniel Hawthorn, i
The ghost of Emerson may Ije heard ;
mourning with old Kip: "Are we so ',
soon forgotten when we are gone?"'
Kate Field is described by a Wash-
ingtou correspondent as" -a "li2"ht. j
bright, wiry, slender lady of about i
-medium height, with brown hair, ';
bright eyes and a tongue which can j
talk for two hours at a stretch and ad- j
vance a new idea in every sentence." j
Max O'Rell. who has spent some (
time in Ireland, says: "I have often
leen asked why 1 have not written a
book on Ireland. The answer is this:
1 like to write on the faints of neonle.
and I never could find any in the Irish
man." O'Rell has been at the blarney
Two grocers in Dubnqne had a
quarrel and each figured to drive the
other out of business. The sharper
one advertised to give away a doen
clothespins, with even- 50 cent pur
chase, and small as the gift was it i
closed the other store in six months for 1
want of custom. j
- The Prince of Wales has been forced i
greatly to abate his smoking, for the
gastritis with which he has been J
threatened was doubtless partly due to j
the excessive use of cigarettes and also
ot those immense cigars in which he '
used to delight, and 'which are as full- j
flavored as they are large. '
Samuel J. Randall, since the death i
of Judge Kelly, is the oldest member of i
the House in continuous service. He j
was elected to the Congress next sue-
ceedingthat in which Judge Kelley
made his debut, in 1862. Following I
close upon Mr. Randall is Mr. O'NeiU j
of the Second (Pennsylvania) District, j
The Empress of Germany has sent a
number of magnificent dolls, with com- j
plete trousseaus in silks, satins, and j
cloth of gold, all of the most expensive j
ami pllmr4ta rlnc..;,. nn . u i
Princess Hailv. 6 vears old. Mnd .fvor- !
ite daughter of the sultan of Turkey.
The CO.st of thesA Inra u-ae iiiku-t.J rwf
Prof. Mantegazza of Florence
poses opening next summer a museum
of documents, contrivances, and relics
illustrating the passions of mankind
such as superstition, idolatry, patriot
ism, luxury, and vanity. Autograph
letters and personal articles of well
known characters form the present
nucleus of a collection.
Richard von Volkmann, the famous
surgeon, who died some time ago in
Cologne, wrote between his surgical
duties in the Franco-German war the
"Reveries at French Firesides," which,
though intended for his children only,
have gone through fourteen editions
and become the common property of
the German nation.
Dr. Rndolph Virchow, the dis
tinguished pathologist, looked carefully
after the education of his sons, one of
whom has just been appointed Extra
ordinary Professor of Anatomy in the
University of Berlin; a second is gain
ing celebrity as a chemist, and a third
is a promising young botanist. These
Yirchows are his own reward.
Postmaster-General Wanamaker was
once proprietor and editor of a news
paper. When he was 18 years old he
started an amateur journal in Phila
delphia. He obtained a hundred sub
scribers at the start and when the
journal passed away a year later its
circulation had somewhat increased.
1 he sheet had advertisements, editor
ials, and poems, all of which were
work of the proprietor.
Thomas A. Edison, the inv entor, was
the founder of the first journal ever
published on a railroad train. He was
a train boy, 12 years old, on the Canada
& Central Michigan, when he carried
out the unique idea of. printing in the
baggage-car a little paper of reference
regarding hotels, carriage accomoda
tions at depots, etc., together with news
caught on the fly; this paper he would
theu sell to the passengers.''
In a Perthshire (Scotland) parish a
young woman went to join the church.
She had never been to school, and
could not say the shorter catechism.
- 'lis tirst question ' the minister asked
:ts: "Can you tell m
"... u, oouuager ner
reply was: "W eel, air that's just the
Wav lees sm-enil - for 1 narie ...
m on ot taiiy m mv life."
11 may not be generally known that
Sol. Smith Russell
Hiiuiami. Aiwma I "Oliver Optic")
t. iiv.-o 1111111153 no laminar lo
child in the
AMitms were in uusmess together ten
years ago at Minneapolis where ther
ran a publishing house. It is not
probable that the venture was a suc
cess as Russell is again on the stage
(where he belongs) while Adams has
apparently gone into retirement.
Nobody, even in the profession,
would recognize Xat Goodwin since
his determine ion to light shy of the
tonsorial profession. His hair, which
used to be short and of a light
brick color, he now wears long and
poetical. A huge forelock sweeps
down over his forehead, and gives him
the appearance of a heavy tragedian.
He has likewise grown a heavv dark
mustache, which puts the finishing
touch to an effectual disjmise.
Charles Beck, who lives near Milton,
Mass.. is 93 years old, but he doesn't
rest his claim to fame upon his old a-e.
He has in his possession a pair of shoes
which were made for him in 1835, and
which he has worn constantly ever
since in his daily work about his barn-
vara ana ganten. 1 hey are of low cut
brogan pattern and are laced with
leather thonrs, and the wear and tear
i'i mi -live years oi nse nave luut no
more apparent effect on them than the
lapse of almost a century has upon
Two Senators and a log.
Senator Yborhees and Senator Vest I
are good friends, and they have often
been on fishing and pleasure trips to- '
get her. Once they went down to Hot '
Springs, in Arkansas, and while there j
concluded to Tough it" a little. They j
got two horses and rode many miles S
away from the Springs to take a fish in ;
one of the streams out in the wilds, i
They lost their way when starting i
back to the Springs." Thev wondered!
about until night overtook them.
"Look here, Dan." baid the Missouri.
an, "we are a long way from our t
boarding-place. Suppose we go over i
to that cabin and see if we can get
snper, lodging and breakfast. Most J
of these fellows who live down here
are hospitable even if their aceorumo- :
dations are not great."
The Hoosier Senator consented, and j
in a few moments the two statesmen :
were at the threshold of the Arkansas t
cabin. The head of the family took
them in, but did not seem either aur.
prised or pleasant when told who they
were. He merely said that such fare
as he possessed they were welcome to.
and that he could offer pipes after sup- i
per, auu mai a spare oea in one corner
of the room was at their disposal.
About 9 o'clock the light was blown
out. and the Senators began to disrobe,
and soon were stretched out on the
bed. The family occupied a couple of
beds in the other end of the room. The
Senators chatted a half hour or so aud
then agreed to cease conversation and
go to steep. Just as they were about j
to amp to sleep a big dog that had f
crept under the couch occupied by the
Senators legan to scratch himself vig
orously, making that peculiar knock
ing sound on the floor with a leg joint
when Hies jester a canine and it w ants
to rout them. Senatar Vest touched
the Hoosier statesman and said:
Confound that dog! You are on
tne outside of the bed. Dam reach .
over, get a shoe and drive the beast i
' oi neie. n e can not sleep it the
dog keeps np so much fuss, and we
will le full of fleas before we know it."
Mr. Yoorhees was just about to cany
out the suggestion when the owner of
the cabin jumped to his feet
eiif lemen, yon may or may not be
Uuited Sates Senators," hut whoever
...v. nnnimc io stay nere
li you neuave yourselves; hut ou can t t
tech a hair on that dog. That dosf is .
named after Cus Garland; the greatest i
man in my opinion in Arkansas, and I i
think as much of the dog almost as I I
do of any of my childri-n."
The Sena-ors assured their host that
Gus Garland could scratch to his Heart's !
content, as they would not molest him. j
A'. J. TribniiK.
She Fetched Him.
Miss Hurrvnp Ah. Georg
not tell what troubles a girl
is receiving the attentions of
, you can
Mr. Holdoff Troubles, Carrie?
what nature, pray
Aliss H vt ell. one s little brothers ;
are always making
fun of one, aud !
one s relatives are always savinsr.
"When is it sroing to come off?" as if
ma,'n!iKe was a prize-tight. But this
1 i nut me worst. i nere s tne lnqtlisi-pro-
j tiveness of one's parents. They want
to know everything. Therms i:i nnw-
he is constantly asking such questions
as, "Carrie, what are Mr. Holdoff s in
tentions? What does he call iiwu von
so regularly for. and stay so late when
he does call?'' And he sometimes looks
so mad when he asks these
that I actually tremble.
Mr. H. And what answer do you
make to these questions, Carrie, dear
est? Miss II. I can't make any answer at
all, for, j-ou see. you haven't said any
thing to me and and of course 1
Then Mr. Holdoff whispered some
thing in Carrie's ear, and the next time
her father questions her she will be
ready with a satisfactory reply.
A Meal For One Penny.
In Tokio there is a large government
pa-per-making and money-printing
establishment, where hundred's of labor
em, and ojwrative are engaged. In
connection with the works there is an
eating house, where food is supplied to
all who desire to obtain, their meals on
the premises. The scale of prices for
a meal is from a pen 113- to 8 pence.
The lowest wages paid is o pence a day.
All the operatives in this establish
ment are good specimens of what
Japanese food will do in the way of
more healthy set of men and women
or youths can be seen in any part of the
world; none more capable of enduring
the strain and drain upon the system
that continuous labor entails.
Very many of the draught coolies in
Yokohama have a calf to their leg
measuring seventeen inches and
larger, the height of the man be'ms not
over live feet and four or five inches.
It takes good strong food to put such
muscle into the frame of the human
bei ng, and that of the Japanese does it.
Doubtless, had not the long centuries
of seclusion from the outside world
compelled the Japanese to marry and
intermarry among themselve as they
have, thev would show a much taller
r . " ' "' ' - de.
Failure of a l.arj;e Clothing Firm at
AX ARKANSAS M.'SAITOl NTS SHORT.
Fatal (iasoline ' Explosion
The New York bouse has passed a bill
abolishing capital punishment.
The American war ships Chicago,
Yorktown, Boston ami Atlanta have
sailed from Malta for Algiers.
James Palmer was hanged at Concord,
X. II., for the murder of Henry White
bouse, a fellow workman, on Slav 27,
The state of siege on the Island of
! t rete has tieen raised ami mutual law
I has been aliolished. The Christians on
j Mie island are jubilant.
i At Lincoln, Neb., the large clothing
(establishment of George W. Mm mons
j was closed bv the sheriff. Liabilities,
! ! 15,000 ; ass ts, $75,000.
i Rev. T
Iielonging to the
stabbed to death by two bin glars at his
residence in Tok-in." ( 'liimi
ot l auutta, was
1 It is reported from San Antonio,
, i ex., !
that a t. ineago syndicate lias pu
I all the street railroads in that city, the
j purchases amounting to $l,.tK,tHlo!
I Charles E. Wright, who last August
j killed Sheriff .Marshall and iK'puty
! TburU-r, has been sentenced at Hen
i soma, Mich., to imprisonment for life.
The new one-cent daily paer, the
Evening Giaphic, has apearet in Xew
York. The editors and publishers are
Western journalists. It is Republican.
j A motion for want of confidence in the
; Jesuit estates act was defeated in the
i Canadian parliament 32 to 1:50. Six
; Conservatives voted against the govern-
I ment. j
A human head, supisjsed to le that of !
I Hiram Sawtelle, for who-e murder hist
j brother is tinder arrest, has In-en lound
j in the vicinity of the tragedv near l'.iil j
deford, .Me. " I
rreeenmer, lian A t o., shirt inanu-
tacturers of Xew York, have tailed, and
tblr iiriitertv siv,..l lli - l...i tl'
The liabilities are estimated at :i7:5,OtH) ;
assets alH.ut f 27-,0.H.
j The Homestead Rank of New York
has closed its doors. Had business is
j said to he tbeciuse. The bank has a '
capital of fl0,0"iO. It IS said the deinjs-
itors will be paid in full.
Snpt. Fierce, of the Hmsb Electric
Light Company of New York, has Iwen
acquitted of causing the death of Henry
Harris, who was killed by -oming in
contact with an electric light.
Charles Dietrich, son of Lewis Die-
j men, a wealthy and prominent citizen
ot Milwaukee count v
blew off the ton of
bis head with a double-barreled shot
I . t . . , I f . !
gnn. Temporary insanity.
W. B. Lindsey. assistant postmaster
j at Helena, Alk., is short in his ai-counts
: $.'t.50t. While an insjiector w as in the
, office Li ndsey secured a skiff and es
: raped down the Mississippi.
Henrv C. Raymond, a biirhlv
ed citizen of Sing Siiij. N. Y.,
..t.l w tmr..v
He was granted ier
an adjoiniiii; room.
mission to Jto into
j where he lataliy shot himself.
Minister Lincoln is much improved in
i health and spirits. The loss oi bis son
pulled bim down greatly, but be is now j
recoveriiiK bis ordinary demeanor
transacts business in bis usual wav.
Miss Minnie P
. i. t .
Imer, the actress, and
Kodgers, weie thrown
iier iiiisoann .Mr
out ol their carnam1
at Hrijihtou. Knsr-
Miss Palmer was slightly bruised,
and Mr. Hodgers had an arm broken.
The first edition of the nw afternoon ,
daily, the Evening Post, was issued in j
Chicago. It is published by the Even
ing Post company, whose president is
James W. S'Ott. of the Chicago Herald. :
While the duke and duchess of Editi- '
burgh were attending the ceremonies of :
ojH'ning the electric exhibition in Edin
burgh, the jewels of the duchess were j
stolen from their aiartmeiits in the .Hal- '
At Omaha, by the explosion of a can
of gasoline, N. H. Drake's tailor shop
was badly damaged anil the proprietor
burned to death, rortv girls were cut
off from eseane and nearly
lives. None were iniured.
A Norwegian sailor named Snmlswall
is a lion of Imdon society just now.
He navigated a small boat from Chris-
tiania, in Norway, to the Thames single-
handed, and thinks of continuing
cruise to the United StateH.
The Michigan supreme con it has
cided the Michigan liquor license
unconstitutional on the ground that
bill as passed by the legislature was
lerent in wording and provisions
the bill as signed by the governor.
More bridal couples are said to have
visited Washington this spring than
ever before. One of the hotels makes a
present of a bouquet to each bride that
enters its dining-room, and its flower
bills this season have been enormous.
Dom Pedro and G. W. Childs of the
Philadelphia Public Ledger are warm
personal friends and frequently exchange
letters. When the Emperor used to j
mi.ihiii"oti.hiij amny. mane it a !
VI,, u Irt -wr h a n I n... ..A 1. . I
point to be the guest of the wealthy
hy ed- i
Greenleaf, the notorious Seminole out-
law, who has eluded all efforts to arrest I
him for the past eighteen years, has lieen j
jailed at Fort Smith. Ark." He has three !
cases of murder pending against him. i
and has killed four of his own tribe i
The Gloucester City National Hank of
Camden, Js. J., has closed its doors, i
The suspension is supposed to be due to
the failure of the Hank of America in i
I'hiladelphia with which it has dealings.
The officials de-lined to make any state
ment. A share company, with a considerable
working capital, "has lieen 'floated in
England to work a patent tor what is
called the "sterilization" of milk, that
is, the destruction of the bacteria through
which certain diseases, notably typhoid !
fever, are spread.
There were forty-six cremations at.:
Woking, England, last year, double the
numl-er for 1HS8. In Paris the number
re tched 3,00;). but this included bodies
from the hospitals and anatomical lab
oratories. The u hc of crematories is
also increasing in Italy and Germany.
AS TO SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION.
Substance That Are t.lahl to Caa Fire
All substances that are liable to take
j fire spontaneously do so more readily
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wiien covered up so as 10 Con line the
heat generated or when subjected to
artilicial heat, either from steam or
hot-air flues or that of the sun. Oily
rags are liable to burn spontaneously,
and are doubtless often the cause of
tires in factories, junk shops, or paper
mills, which are supposed to he of in
cendiary origin. Canvas when painted
with oil paint and rolled np or packed
closely in a confined place is prettv
sure to burn. Ordinary oiled clothing,
such as is worn by sailors, when piled
in heaps on shelves or elsewhere, is
very subject to spontaneous Ignition.
Such goods should always be hung up.
so as to admit of a free "circulation of
air around them. Spent tan-bark will
ignite spontaneously when stacked up
in heaps. It is for this reason ofteu
used In white lead works to generate
carbon dioxide by its fermenting in the
The moisteuing of such fibrous sub
stances as cotton, hair, or wool is al
ways attended with slight heat Wet
iron filings generate heat rapidly, :as
does also rusting iron. Very tine" frag
ments of iron and steel, by their rapid
oxidation, will In-come "red-hot. and
some English scientists declare that the
i ti" known to be caused by steam pipes
constantly in rontnet with ivoo,l .o-i.r.
nate from the rust of tl, iron An V.it
giish authority savs:
"When oxide of i
ron is placed in
contact with wood excluded from the '
atmosphere, and aided by a slightly in-
creased temperature, the oxide parts
with its oxygen, and is converted into
finely divided particles of metallic iron
having such an atllnity for oxygen that, '
when afterwards exosed to the action j
of the atmosphere from any cause, oxv- !
gen is absorbed so rapidly that these i
particles become red-hot, and if in suf- '
ticient quantity will produce a temjier- i
ature far beyond the iguitable point of '
dry tiralier. Whenever iron pijies are
employed for the circulation of any j
heated medium (whether hot water.!
hot air. or steam), and wherever the!
pipes are allowed to become rusty and '
are also in close contact with wood, it !
is only necessary to supxse that under ;
these circumstances the finely divided
particles of metallic iron become e.x-
posed to the action of the atmosphere ;
! (and this may occur from the mere ex- .
pansion or contraction of the pipes) in
i order to account for jm.uiv of the '
ures w"--n penollca!!y take place at
the commencement of the
It is difficult to get ersonsto lielieve
that there is any danger from tire aris
ing from the contact of steam pijes w ith
wooL notwithstanding that there have
been well-attested cases of tires origin
ating from this cause.
Iron scraps or tisjnjr or little chips,
always found ou the floors of machine
shops, aud usually mere or less oilv,
are liable to heai'if they become rustv.
and particularly so when saw-dust "is
used, as is often the case in bolt works.
hu jusiauce on recorti wiierw a
larse machine shim w i rtoodil ho .
P. - . ---i- . "J -
sudden irestiet, wetting the heaps of
iron tilings on the floor, which became J
heated immediately after the w ater
had subsided. Toronto M-tnetnry Tune '
An Even Thing.
I had had a big chunk of lead from a
Confederate cavalry carbine driven
into my shoulder at Urandy Station,
and was in hospital at Washington for
treatment, when an Ohio infantryman
was placed on the cot next on the" left.
He had been shot in the leg about two
mouths before, and after every effort
had been made to save the limb" he had
been brought here to have it ampu-
tated. A surgeon came one dav to
notify him that the oeration would tie
performed the next dav. and Hill, as
we called him. listened, and then re
plied: "Say. Doc. I'm waiting for a letter
from the old woman. I w rote to her
that the leg would probably have to
come off. and I want to hear what she
has to say."
"Hnt that can't make any difference."
"Well, perhaps not, but I kind o'
want her opinion. She's always tieen
down on one-legged men, and I want
to see whether she's goiug back on me
"Hut she won't, of course."
"You don't know alnnit that. Women
is euros. When she begins to think of
me clattering up ami "down with a
wooden pin and realizing that I've got
to go stumping around for life, she
may feel a disgust. Give me two or
three days more in which to get a let
ter." The surgeon consented, and in two
days the letter came. Hill was very
uervous and excited, and he asked me
to read the epistle and give him the
news. It wasn't from his wife, but
from her sister, anil she w rote:
"On the day that vou wrote Mary
that your leg would have to come off
we started to drive over to Uncle Ben's.
The horse ran away, smashed every
thing up, and Mary's left leg was so
badly broken that it was amputated
yesterday. She has the best of care
and is doing well. She sends love, and
advises you to have your leg off at
;Whoop!" yelled Bill, in a voice
which aroused the whole ward. "It's
her left aud my right. Two wooden
5in8 to go clatteriug up and down!
'wo legs to hang up on the wall when
we turn in at night! One of you nurses
go and tell old Sawbones to come in
here and open his butcher shop as soon
as he pleases, and some of you boj-s
wr,te, to. Miry lhat w H he the happiest 1
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Some Bright School Girla.
If there is such a thing in existence
as a school-teacher's note book con
taining the unintentionally funuy say
ings of children, the melancholy man
would do well to borrow it for the
solace of his duller hours. The remark
of a little girl, that "the earth is round
like an apple, aud the North Pole
sticks out of the top aud makes the
stem," should doubtless be included
ong its gems, together with the fol- !
lowing anecdote, told by an old school
teacher, in the San Francisco Exam
When I was a country pedagogue in
the State of Maine. 1 was one day hear
ing my class in spelling, and gave out
the word "cuticle" to a big red-haired
girl. Slowly she drawled out:
Cu, cu. t-i, cuti. c-l-e, cu-4ick-le,
I corrected her pronunciation, and
asked her to define the word. She
looked about blankly, as if in. search
for something to spur her memory,
and, after a moment or two of silence,
1 6aid: -
"Why, what is it that covers your
hands and face?"
She looked quietly at each hand, and
her face brightened.
Ou. yeT sbe replied, "frecldear
I SPOUTING NOTES
I New York Herald Oilers $100 to the
Nanier of Winners.
! O'CONNOR'S RECEPTION AT MF.LIIOl ItXE.
The California Athletic Club to 1 elite
Jockey Panics has joined Lucky Bald
) w in.
! lla'fland is now
: the Suburban.
Ix-ing prepared for
of Brooklyn, N. Y.
is now John .M nil i ns.
Freddie ( iebhard
farm in Lake com. tv
is at bis breeding'
. St. Helena, fai. :
K. II. tiarrison is anain in the pigskin
ami doiiij- great work ri'tiiitf winners. J
I'.a'lie w il!lcat mora noises in the!
Brooklyn Handicap than will heat him. j
The annual regatta of the fanadiap j
Association of Amateur (hut-men will le i
held in Montreal, on Julv 211. ';
The lwyer I'.rothers have not as vet
stioun tiieir teeth. Ihev have a uood
: recti v.
and will make the Iwlls ring di-
Pugilism is a money making business. ,
Hilly .Murphy, the Australian, has won,
sim-e his ui rival in California, ne-triv
fii.tHNl, " j
The New Yotk Herald is offering $100 '
to any one w ho can guess the fi.st three .
horses as they tini-li in t. Itrnoklyn i
Florem-e iKjuabue of Hrighton and j
Daniel sully of Marlboro, have signed ;
articles to run 21 yards, for $i0t at !
Cambridge, Mass. j
Kitty Van recently ran a mile in 1:41 j
at San Jose, Cat. this is the fastest I
mile run on a rai-e tra. k this vear.
r' oe nay (ins lleet mare
pushed the feat.
Mike Beatfy writes to the Police ia
reitefrom Plymouth. Pa., that he would
like to airauge a match with Patrick II.
ttritfeiiol I'hiladelphia. for a purse ot
I-'xh;, Hiiording to "Police tiazelte"
Pain Killer, the California race horse,
by Joe Hooker, recently won the Mil
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i-ioi- fiaKes, nan nine neals, at M. Jose.
in 4S'... 4 and 4!.
in the ra-e
and (.'a men ran a
The jM'kics have commenced earlv to
pull hot sea in important rares. Krtvnt
ly at the Memphis. Tenn.. Jockey Club,
the executiveVoiiimittee ruled oil joekev
Fox for pulling Joe Walton in the Pea
No matches have leen proosed bv
Frank P. Slavin since bis battles witn
liilllioode and bis contest with Jem
Mnith. Probably the Australian is still
; spending bis bone moon, and when that
is over he may throw down the gauntlet
ami challenge all iiladi-tors to rmtd libit
in the arena.
In regard to the nronosed match
1 tween Joe Mc.Auliffe and Peter Jackson,
j it is the opinion there will be no match
: lieeause Charles K. iHtvies. w ho lias, in
i conjunction with the California Athletic
. Club, a mortgage on Jackson, will not
J allow him to meet the 'Frisco Giant until
Jackson meets John L. Sullivan.
Wm. O'Connor, the champion oars--
man of America, and bolder ol the "Po
j lice Gazette" champion challenge cup,
: met with a grand recetion at Melliourne,
i Australia, recently. At the Angel Ho
tel he was banqueted, and tin Hon.
; Daniel O t minor, the Post mast
ler - Gen -
. end, who is very popular and
j lover ol Snirt, promised a toast tj tl
' .mericati champion.
If all the lacing associations would fol
low up the action of the Memphis Jockey
Club, bv ruling off tricky jockeys at
once, a check would lie put to trickiness.
It 1.2 .. .I,,.. I . . .
. . ln, mK itsmifiailOIIS owe
to the public, as it is the latter that iat-
r that iat-
go to the
itb the be -
ronize the nu-e-tracks and
races to wager their money '
oi-i mm me races win lie run on their
merits, fbev have no unarantee unless
the ollicials of the track prevent pulling
horses and other tricks practised on the
A well-known amateur, tboroujhlv
iosted in canine contests and on "Police
Gazette" and dog lighting rules, recently
filled the Hisition at a contest lietween
Spot and Barney lie proved the riht
man in the light place, for he decided
what dog hail won alter be bad been
knocked down with a "Unit-jack," and
when the crowd behind the tx-aten dog
held revolvers at bis head, and later on,
shot at bim. The icfeiee in the Barney
and Spot contest w as a hero in his posi
tion, and he gave the partisans of 1 lie
dog that were Itoutid not to lose a lesson.
The sensation in pugilistic circles is
the fact that the Calitortiia Athletic Club
nas neciiieii to put up a purst of f.0,0 0 i
for John L. Sullivan, holder of the "l'o-!
lice tia.ette" champion licit, and Peter)
Jackson to battle for in Septemls-r. The i
match will create a great sensation, and !
a fortune at odds of 2 to 1 will le wa-I
gered on Sullivan if he faces the scratch '
in condition, and there is not the least
d nibt that he will do so, lor the purse j
ne is io conienn ior is me largest ever
offered for two men to battle for.
The recent glove fight at East Sagi
naw, Mich., between Gil more and 1-a-
i.l f .. .
inc,eiioei in a uissati factory manner,
Isitb to Irvine's backers and to the pule
li,-, w ho witnessed the
1.....1....I.1 : ... ....
oacaeu me Saginaw pugilist The men
nan signed a coi
signed a contract to box rounds
according to tjueemdierrv rules. Lavine
had the best ol the battle from stait to
finish. He knocked Gilmore down in
the seventh round, and to all apear
anceslaiily won. At the conclusion of
the battle the judges awarded the fight
to Gilmore, claiming he had gained
ninety-nine clean bits, w hile J-uvine had
scored only ninety-four and a knock
down. About the middle of June Jake Kil-
rain .le ,reo f. again display bis
prowess in the ring and demonstrate
i that his recent defeats have not coin
! pletely crushed his ambition to once
i more reach the top rung of the pugilistic
i ladder. It may be possible that lie will
j never have another oportunity to try
; and conquer his conquerors, John L.
I Sullivan and James J. Corbett. Sulli
j van has refused to defend the "Police
i Gazette" champion lielt or fight again
j according to the rules which govern that
j now famous historical prize ring era-
blem, while Kilrain would not meet his
quondam foe except for the trophy and
the championship, and according to rules
j governing the same. It was in fighting
I for the belt and championship -thut he
ioki me title ana tie insists that; it is by
Ioiidon prize ring rules audi' for the
championship that Sullivan w 1 have to
meet him. ' 1
HOW MANY CARR0MS IN A TUSK?
A Talk on Milliard Ball That Tell M neh
About Original Ivory.
Interviewed on the subject of how
billiard balls are made. James Bnr
roughes, F. Z. S., of the firm of Messrs. ;
Rurroughes & Wattes. So ho Square.
London, has supplied some very inter
esting information. The average num-
her of hiltiard balls cut from the tusks
of an elephant Is ten live from each
tusk so that the stock represents the
produce of no fewer than 2, (XX) ele
phants. "We turn out. said Mr. Bur-
rotmhes. "from 10.000 to 12.000 balls a I
year, ami to do that we must keep a I xt,..i; 1 i i
Very lar-e stock in order that they ma v ! Wl t.Lli aru"1 an su't,ve
be thoroughly seasoned. Why they
require to Iw seasoned is that the ivory j IVndleton is soon likely to have a
is a gelatinous substance and requires i splendidly organized Chamber q Coin
to l dried. We take a great deal of ! merce.
pains in tins process, a ban never
shrinks at the end grain, that is to say,
in the way the tooth grows, but always
In the diameter. After it has been
roughed out we keep it for two or three
"Two sizes of billiard balls are made
one for the continental and Ameri
can markets aud one for the English.
The former measures 2 1-4 inches to
; x t-z inches. Immense quantities of 1
'these are manufactured in Eunland t
! and ship. l to lK,th t-ontinents. The j
! si.e most in use in Emriand is ll-16!
I inches, which is the match size as usei ;
! by IUiberts. but 2 1-8 inches is also '
male. No other sizes cau be used on ;
an cngnsii billiard taiile. as the cuh-
ion are )tny nuilt lor that height of
ball. The American game is based on
the Freuch. and the tables are the same
"The size of tusks out of which balls
are turned are called serivelloes. You
cannot make a satisfactory ball out of
a tusk that is over a certain size, be
cause if you turn a 2 1-16 out of a
tooth that measures 2 1-4 or 2 34$ you
w ill remove loo much of the outside
kin or hanl surface of the tusk. Th
nearer you have the tusk to the size of
the hall the Ijetler surface you obtain.
"The process of manufacture is very
simple, but it requires great skilL The
block of Ivory is placed in an iron
chuck, and one-half of the ball is
turned. The ring that is taken off is.
in the case of the smaller size. ued as
a coupling ring for a pair of horses,
and in that of the larger is sent to India
as a native bangle. After the second
half has lieen turned it is hung up for
a few months w ith its fellows in a net
to dry. So artificial heat is used.
They are kept free from any draught
of air. as ivory cracks when exposed to
either a hot or cold current. When
considered thoroughly seasoned they
re most skillfully turned by men who
nave neen taught this process for years,
and it is certainly oue of the most won-
der fill pieces of handicraft there is.
j 1 here are thousands of turners in the
' kingdom, but not oue in a hundred w ill
turn a billiard ball so as to produce a j
' perfect sphere.
"The life of a ball Is very various. A j
i ball w ill not remain perfectly true, j
j much as it is seasoned. !ecaue" of the i
1 continual concussiou. which causes the i
cells of the ivory to close up. If a ball i
i is very much played with. esecially in i
! a heated room, immediately it is !
, turned, it is very liable to crack
; In-come untrue. I have known a
! to run untrue in a match of a thousand
How rtrtgnoli AVas Made to Sing.
Max M.iretek, In one of his recent
"Sharps and Flats" contributed to the
American Mntiwn. has this good one
; uiiiiuii. J.IIO C()llllUV tttlB m
Havana, and at a critical juncture in '
j the manager's affairs Brig took it into i
j his head that it would be the swell ;
thing lo fall sick. The marques de
; Annas Cearas, presideut of the Avnuta-
I miento, sent a doctor to visit the dis-
tinirnislied tenor and to ieHrt the re-
suit of Ins investigations. Unable to
S discover any alarming symptoms ex- f
j cept an iusatiable appetite for macaro- j
i ill ana a sentimental longing for a
j ooice i.ar nieute, me gentlemanly
j young doctor ordered Brignoli to take
a substantial dinner and in the even-
' in r
j , - D,US j
,n e usual manner, and pre-
! "i,",e,, lo h'm fH restoration of health j
urive to tne opera, ana to sin
by follow ing the advice.
The silver-voiced tenor shared the
j doctor s opinion as to the prescription
of a good diuuer, but demurred from
i ne oruer oi singing in the evening.
1 he judge, upon hearing the doctor s
rejHirt, sent a gentle warning to Briff-
noli, who. however, answered that the
doctor who had visited him seemed,
like Crispino. to lie more a cobbler
than a doctor, and did not understand
his illness, whereupon the magistrate
dispatched another doctor from the
military hospital with two attendants.
j After having felt Brignoli's pulse,
j looked into his throat, aud examined
i his eves the new doctor solemly de-
i dared, with a shake of his head.
' "Really some precursory
(yellow fever," but added
! ploying 200 leeches immed
shoulders of the patient the grreat evil
' mb'ht be avertetf.
"Mama mia!" screamed Brignoli.
with his clear, beautiful tenor voice,
j reaching with ease on that occasion
j the high B. "200 leeches! Yon are a
! foid, but not a doctorl I am perfectly
I "No," replied the doctor, 'von are
! sick and can not sing to-night,'' giving
j at the same time instructions to his at-
teudants for the operation.
'-Clear out." vociferated Brignoli.
; "I will show you whether and how I
i can sing this evening."
j Aud he did sing belter than ever.
Ijove Anionic the Otters.
An old sportsman is quoted in the
N. Y. Tribune, as follows: "In Choke
Creek last summer one day I came up
on two otters, one larger than the
other. I soon saw that the small oue
was a female, and the other a male.
She was shy of the big one. and when
ever he tried to be friendly by getting
nearer to her she acted so cross that he
went back. He got so near once that
she cuffed him aud then plunged into
the stream aud swam arouud for a
while. Theu she returned to the log
and drove him back to his own spot.
"It went on in this way quite a while,
and then another male otter came puff
ing and paddling up the creek till he
struck the pool. Seeing the female, he
crawled upou the log and caressed her
She seemed to take kindly to bim, but
the moment he spied the other male
just as ready to fight as the other, and !
mere was war in tne camp, une was
while they had it hot and heavy on the
shore .the female dived and swam up
aud down aud squealed.
It uidu t take the newcomer lone
. . ... , - "M'l""
one turned tail and scampered into the
bushes. Then the female joined the j
uoss anu appeareu to oe proud oi nun.
Instead of trying to meddle with them
the desperate otter dived into the t
creek, caught a large truut
io the opposite bauk."
Ellrnsliurg out of the
Race for the
FISH LADDER FOR FAL0ISE FALLS.
New Life Roat at Fort Stevens Found t
! The net amount of taxable
j school district No. 1 at Iji
property in j
Uraude is i
A larpe hotel is to lie erected immedi
iately at ."m-hmhIiiiioo, with 1X1 rooms for
Work has leen commenced on the
J n''w shingle mill plant at Sjnth Alier
t, , . , ,
..fTI'V1 hu K', , f.nit?,
r 't ' " ca,,a,'l,v of 40'm
The Ellensburg Ixx-alizer has thrown
down its glove in the capital wntest for
The Silvia Mill at Montesana has shut
down for the purpose of replacing its
water power w ith steam.
Union has a fairly good court house,
on ground owned by the county, but
which ground, if the county seat "is re
moved, will revert to private parties.
The Iine Star mine, in the Okanogan
district, has started up with twentv-five
men on the pay-roll. New machinery is
J on the rua'1 anl wiU Put in at once
John Nutting, of Crook county, whose
disapiearance -was recently reported,
wag seen in Princeville a few: days ago.
His brother George, however, has never
There is still four or five feet of snow
on the summit road lietween Ellensbura
and Y enatchee. Teams are nhliised to I
cross early in the morning, while the!
crust is bard.
I The Grander tiicnt.- ,f Ifltv wac 1.;., j
(success, lbere were abont as manv j these minute molecules into such a high
politicians as farmers present, however. stat of activity that they exhibit ti.
lbe former stick to the latter like flies j phenomenon we call simlight. San
to molasses. ; light being produced by the molecular
Lincoln county- farms are -ing speed -
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i ily mortgaged, from Jan. 1 to April 15
j there were 147 of these instruments filed
for record in the auditor's olliee, amonnt-
I mgto fi.Ki,,.);!.
A ride through Polk county will con
vince anyone that tbo Mongolian pheas
ants are very numerous, as they can be
seen on every hand, exhibiting their
plumage and crowing.
A fish ladder is to be !..! ; p.
louse fails, ilonw. i.t ki .
'.. ... ...';
Lake Colville. The fish come to the
nd can get no farther.
josepn. 1 1
tion on Jnlv
.. w ill have a fine eelebra-
4. The Grand Armv oost
at Pendleton is engaged in making' prep-j the eqnator, the greatest amount ot in
i arations, appropriate to celebrate memo- i MnitMmnt mottA ! 1 k. f . j-
- , . - - -
nal nay on me .rfTIi OI -Iav.
Just a mile ami a half east of Ed
munds, says the Chronicle, stands prob-
i ably the largest fir t
ree in the world. It
Measures fortv-four feet in circumference
and its height is over Sio feet
The annual camj-ineetiig of the
en Ihiy Advcntists will be held at
from the 14th to the 21;
j 3,av- 1 rominent sjieaseis will be in at-
enance, ana a large turnout is expected.
W. R. Hubert, a brakeman, wa8
caught bv the telephone wire a? bis
tiam w as coming in to La Gran.te. His
! face was considerably scratched
wire but fortunately no other
lupines re -
The new lifeboat for the Fort Stevens I
life saving station is defective "in several
loints. and Captain McLean has re j
fused to accept it, and has written to!
the department headquarters for in- '
st met ions. j
The new sawmiil
now in course of L
mile fro,,, its junction with the Colum-j
nia. will be completed and readv for hn-
mess in ten davs or
000 feet per day.
less. Capacity, lo,
Moss is being gathered from the rocks j
and trees up the river, says the Asto-j
rian. brought to Astoria in sacks, then j
lacked in crates and sbiped to San j
Francisco. Thirteen crates were sent j
down on the last s'eamer.
James L. Yinson, who, as one of the
, V. . ... f., V.
much younger man.
The big Hellingbam mill at Fairhaven, ;
erected six years ago by Eastern capi- I
talists, and since that time never put in i
operation, will commence running about j
May 1, the Fairhaven Land Company!
having obtained a controlling interest in i
it. the capacity is ;;0 l,i HX feet per day.
The young ladies of Mt. Angel college !
gave a Mav dav excursion to Vor.ir...rn ;
and Gervais. Thev went as far as i
W . t - i
x .ii mini on rne narrow gauge train,:
and having failed in making connection i
w itii me nroaii gauge passenger, went !
ontottervais on loot. Oregon girls i
have lots of pluck, and when the trains j
don't run to accommodate their excur- I
sion parties they foot it.
was banded I
A sample of fine iron ore
to a representative of the Snohomish
Daily Sun bv a gentleman who claimed
to have picked it up near the head of
Pilchuck. From the weight and apjear
ance of the sample the Sun thinks that
it would go about 00 per cent, pure iron.
Hon. Henry Doyle is at the Ranier
hotel, Seattle, halting in his long search
for a missing brother, of whom not a
word has been heard for two years. A
coronet and a comfortable fortune await
him, hnt be lias completely disappeared
since be stepped aboard the Premier at
Vancouver in November, 1SS7,
Work on the Ia Grande Elgin branch
is progressing as favorably as could be
expected. The contractors have been
considerably delayed on account of the
'ri'i,' J teams. In a few days when
farm work is further along there w ill be
more teams to spare ami the railroad
work will progress much more rapidly.
Near the M. L. church at Farminsrton
noie which is oj I eel deep. It was
bored there lor the purpose of striking
artesian water. The drill and boring
oumi sun slam's where it was last used
ready to go on further if the; citizens so
desire. The citizens talk of'borin
other 1(H) fceViu the .
symptoms of ,, , : ,V- i MMU" ngni, uoeianr v
that by em- L.e"' I"10," "l 1 ointy seat of l. matilla, -I gness so."
iatelv on the " ..l r."rZ 'fe.,s no. ! "Later on I changed to a
..... ...... ., tne w ioiiv ami i
IS THE EARTH A DYNAMO?
A Metallai-fflesl Enrlner AdnncM an la.
tereUnf Argument on tha 8 abject.
The earth is a great dynamo, revolv
ing around its axis at a peripberical
velocity at the eqnator of more than
1,000 miles an hour, a much higher
epeeo. man is attained Dy any ay nam o
made by man, writes Jacob Reese in the
By virtue of the dynamic action of
the earth electricity is drawn into it.
And as the dynamic action is largely
due to its velocity, and the velocity
being greatest at the equator, the dy
namic effect will be greatest at that
point. Hence the greatest amount of
electricity will be drawn to the earth at
the equator and the least at the poles.
Temperature being the measure of
molecular activity (as weight is the
measure of matter) the temperature
will be highest at the equator because
the molecular activity is greatest
tl.at point; and so the temperature will
be less and less as we pass from the
eqnator toward the North or the Sonih
poles, because the peripberical velocity
frow less and the dynamic action is
iminished. The phenomena we call
sun rays are produced by the electric
currents drawn to the earth by its dy
Matter perse is imponderable and
inert: it is endowed with energy by the
physical forces, and is thus made elec
trical. The different elementary bodies
are endowed with energy in different
degrees, hence they vary in their elec
tric capacity. The phenomena of
weight and specific gravity are caused
by the dynamic action of the earth
drawing all matter containing electri
city to it, and consequently drawing
all matter containing electricity, and
as the matter is differentially endowed
with electrie power, the dynamic ef
fect in drawing it to the earth will vary
accordingly. We tbns find that the
difference in the weight and the specific
gravity of matter is caused by the dy
namic action of the earth.
Matter may be divided; the end ol
physical division is the molecule. Sii
Will iam Thompson, an expert jn mole
cular phySfcs. says that "there are
nineteen million million million mole
cules in a cubic centimeter of any gas.1
From this we learn that the particles
that compose the atmosphere are in
finitely smalL The dynamic action o
the earth drawing the electric sun cur
rent throngrh the atmosphere forces
! ritj of our atraespher is confined
to lt and nsrrnpec t m fc. tw-aon
to it, and darkness prevails sJ'aetweea--r
'; onr atmosphere and the sun. ,
I The electricity drawn into the earth
j by its dynamic action increases the
j molecular activity oi the material, and
j as the electric currents approach the
j eenter of the earth they foe as, and by
i their aggregated action the molecular
j activity of the earth is increased to that
velocity that exhibits incandescence.
! ?hn9 we find that the heat of the earth
j is not produced nor is it sustained-bt
the combination of fueL such as coal
or Dnral gas, but is generated, and
""stained by the dynamie action of the
j The greatest peripherical velocity.and
: the priitst ri-nxmi u4n v.; n
. . . "... iuuuu ve
neath the torrid zone, and for thi
reason volcanic action will be confined
to that locality.
The normal path of energy is from
the higher to the lower degree of ac
tivity, hence the electricity drawn to
the earth by its dynamie action passes
from the higher peripherical velocity
to the lower velocity near the axis, and
irom thence out at or near the .North
f pole and from there to the North Star
thus producing the Northern lights and
' f arcne opn polar sea.
' p . 1 8 water mto such a high
tu-Mi.01 activity as will prevent its
i ""i"wimg me tow
! peripherical velocity of the earth at
7 that InnAlitTf
Hardening the Brain.
While we were waiting at the depot
in a small town in Arkansas, a colored
woman came np and asked if any one
of the six wake men was a doctor.
One of them proved to be, and she
rolled her check apron in her hands in
a fussy way and aked if he wouldn't
"jist step ober to 3e cSbin an' tcewbat
ailed her ole man." He fored that he
had time, and said that he wonld go,
and two or three of na wtnt along to
see what we could see. As we drew
near the cabin the woman halted us
Tze bin all de doc t ah he's had. an
re willin' to allow dat I might her
made some mistakes. When he waa
first tooken I gin him turnio-seed tea.
wild onions. Was dat riorht?"
"It might have been."
"Den I soaked his feet in hot water
wia wood ashes in it, an tint a mi
poultice on de back of his neck."
"Den he allowed he felt wnss, an' so
I changed de mustard to his stomach
j ouucu urn neau. ne aim com
j plained all the mawnin'. an now Ttm
g0'031"! h's feet, a poltice on de
middle, horse raddish on his neck, an'
"e 8 kin' sassafras tea to warm no de
"Wall, if dere ha bin mi.i..
doan' let on to de ole man. Jist skip it
W'e went in and the doctor examined
tne patient and found he had a broken
rib. and told him what to do for it. As
we left the cabin tha woman niin.
I . AWUV
us out and exclaimed:
"Fo deLawd. doctor, hut what a
blessin dat yon dnn come along! I was
dun doctorin' de ole man fur aoftenin'
Requisites for a Theater Party.
He "Let's go to the theater to
night, and ask the Bragdon-Ivers to go
witn us. Do you think I'd better set
a box?" V
The Bride "O. no, don't get a box.
What's the use of it? The Bragdon
Ivers are not very talkative, you know,
and I am so hoarse I can't talk above
a whisper myselL" Life. i
Bell "Well. Mr. Edison, what start
ling thing are you at work on now?"
Edison An electrical expert that
knows something abont electricity.
Bell "Wonderful! You are indeed a
Slxty-tbree per centof the
soint es'l-?u fail on "icnta
oi oe Drain, an' if I hadn't cotched too.
to-day I was dun gwine to try to
harden 'em up by mixin sand wia his
porridge P A. JT. Sun.