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About The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898 | View Entire Issue (June 20, 1890)
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, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE, 20, 18M.
82.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.
TOBACCO IN FRANCE.
K Stat" Monopoly, and Om or the Principal
Source of ltivwu.
Visitors to Franco have noticed how
careful the customs officers are to see
that no one is smuggling in matches or
tobacco. The importation of matches
is prohibited, ami then; is a verv heavy
duty on tobacco. Any one w"ho has
made the acquaintance of the French
match will not readily forget it. Its
peculiarity is that it is very reluctant
to ignite, and it is no sooner alight than
it proceeds to extinguish itself. Matches
have hitherto been made solely by one
company, which paid the government
a large sum every year for the privi
lege of supplying Frenchmen with bad
matches. As a proposal to continue
this system threatened to overthrow
the lira id ministry recently the gov
ernment hits decided to take the manu
facture of bad matches into its own
bands. The tobacco is made to suit
the matches. It is also bail and dear.
The tobaceo business has long been
state monopoly, says the N. Y. Sun,
and is one of the principal sources of
ltsA emus. The latest report ou the sub- j
ieot shows that last year's crop was I
:iO.175,000 kiloirramnies. which was
valued at 16,423.000 francs, or 3,284,
6'JO. Tliis was a poor year, giving
only 9'.)o francs worth per hectare,
while in 1S87 the value per hectare
was 1.811 francs. This was the home
production, but the government im-oj-ts
a great deal of Americau tobacco
fa leaf, and manufactures it in France.
The state gives the privilege of grow
ing the weed to planters, and looks
niter them with motherly care. It
lixes in what departments tobacco may
lie grown. It marks off the number of
acres to be planted. It selects the
variety of plant and settles what num
ber may be grown on each acre. Not
only sis but the army of officials, who
are always prowling about on twhalf of
the state, count the plants in each acre
and the number of leaves on each
plant. Should a planter have less than
the inventoried number of leaves when
the harvest comes the officials will be
down on him. A much graver offense,
however, is to have too many leaves.
This is regarded as an attempt to de
fraud the state, and unless satisfactorily
explained is followed by tines and im
prisonment. When he reaps his crop
the planter has not the privilege of ask
ing a price for it. The price is fixed
by the state. Tobacco is now grown iu
twetity-e ght departments. There are
62.284 planters and 16,507 hectars of
plantations. There are twenty-seven
stores for the reception of indigenous
tobacco, and stores at Bordeaux,
Diepiie, Duukerque, Havre, and Mar
seilles for imported tobacco. The j
s?ate has twenty-one manufactories, j
The largest is that at Lilie, which j
turns out 6.000.000 kilogrammes of to-
bacco a vear. There are 20,871 cm- j
ployes in the factories, of whom 2,o30
are'men and 18.311 women. This does
not include officials and agents. The
government does not treat its employes
very well aud strikes in tobacco factor
ies are frequent.
All the tobacco stores in France be
long to the state. There are over 40,
000 of them. The state does not sell
tobacco at retail except in three stores.
The' others are let to widows of officers,
government officials, and sometimes to
the widows of senators, deputies, and
prefects. They take the place of pen
sions. If the government grant3 a pen
sion to the wife of some man who has
died in the service of his country that
generally means that she gets a to
bacco store, or .bureau as it is called.
As the social position of the pensioners
will not allow them to ruu the bureaus
directly, they let them. The dealer is
allowed 10 i"er cent prolit by the gov
ernment, and is prohibited from selling
any tobacco except that supplied and
priced by the state. Neither ntust
mey make cigarettes out of the gov
ernment tobacco. Every cigarette must
bear the official stamp." The state has
tlm-e bureaus iu Paris where the best
quality of cigars can be obtained.
Thes are either inijiorted or made out
of imported tobacco.
Pooling The Detectives.
"The arrest and prosecution of twen-
ty Chinamen for unlawfully engaging i
in hydraulic mining on the Omega I
claim in Nevada County reminds me of i
one scheme that the 'moonlighters' car- I
neu on up mere wnicn was a pre-eminent
success," remarket! an old-timer
the other day to a San Francisco Ex-
uminer reporter. "Some of the boy.
had a cltum up above Nevada City that
could only be reached by a certain
road, or, more properly speaking, a
narrow pass in the rocks. The Anti
Debris spies learned that the illicit
work was being done and a dozen times
tried to raid the mine. They were
always too late. When they got to the
place, although it was apparent that
work had only just ceased, no one was
working, and those who had been had
"'At length, after several months of
i, A,; nK,
men discovered the reason for their
failures. In passing over the road they
touched an ingeniously arranged rock
in the parti which was connected with
a buried wire. By using a battery the
movement to the rock completed an
ing at that distance the 'moonlighters'
had ampii opportunity to make them
Get Up and Dance.
A Mexican letter to the Cleveland j
Leader says: If yon chance to lie a i
visitor at a Mexican baile." quietly j
fitting ou a bench minding your busi- i
nessand watching the show, do not be j
surprised if some bewitching senorita j
with raven hair and roguish eyes trips
lightly up to where you are sitting and !
unceremoniously smashes an egg over
your head. Don't be alarmed or fright- i
ened, but take it all iu good spirit
The egg is not addled, nor has it con
tents of any kind save soiue sort of
sweet-smelling perfume, sachet pow
der, or perhaps bits of tine gilt paper,
all of which drops about your head and
shoulders in a perfect shower.
This curious action is merely to show
her preference for 3'ou. and means an
invitation for you to get up and dance
with her. The ceremony described is
to Mexican bailes" as our German
favors are to onr ball-rooms. This lit
tle diversion is carried to a harmless
extravagance at times, especially at
v private "batie parties, when the eggs,
r possessing shells frescoed and decorated
in the most delicate extremes of art,
oftentimes contain valuable contents,
and even perhaps gold-dust. If the per
son who gives the ball is a man of
wealth and consequence then the favors
are likely to be so costly as to reach the
verge of extravagant nonsense.
A farmer living between Marceline
and Brooktield, Mo., found thirty-seven
bee trees during last summer and fall,
aud as a consequence has on had more
than barrel f Btraiaed honey.
ROMANCE OF AN EX-EMPRESS.
tha Story of an
A Berlin letter has the following ro
mance about the recently deceased
Empress Augusta of Germany:
A member of the suite of one of the
best known among our Princes tells a
romantic story concerning the dead
Empress Augusta, and it is believed
that it has never before been given to
the public. Augusta was a Princess in
the petty court of Weimar, where she
was hedged about with all the strait
laced etiquette the small German prin
cipalities affected. When she was sev
enteen sho was a romantic g rl and had
learned by heart the stories of the
previous half century's gallantries at
the court of Louis XIV., and so well
had she read that she was prepared to
fall In love with any man who might
first apjwal to her sense of beauty; but
the rigid surveillance of her ducal fa
ther and mother made male acquaint
ances almost impossible.
Before this romantic spirit had lived
long enough to die a young; French no-
scton ot a more or less long uueage
stopped at the Court Weimar in the
progress of a pleasure jaunt from
Auvergne. He remained for some
weeks at this place and became a fa
vorite ot the Duke, lie was accomp
lished, handsome, and a dare devil. At
a court ball shortly following his ar
rival the Frenchman met the princess.
They were permitted to become part
ners and indulged in mutual love at
This love soon developed Into Indis
cretion, which took the form of secret
meetings in the palace grounds. The
only people aware of these trysts were
the maid, and valet of the principals,
who served as the medium through
which the correspondence was carried
on and the meetings arranged. The
maid, whether through carelessness or
spite, lost one of the letters intrusted
to her, and it was picked up by the
Duchess, mother of Augusta, before the
maid could recover it.
The letter was impassionate and elo
quent, burning with the love song of
the smitten Parisian, and filled with all
those prettv words that came in with
the Grand Monarch. This was all very
well, for the two were young, but it
led up to the suggestion of an elope
ment. It implored flight, and pic
tured the ideal life of love on the pas
toral lands of the new America.
The Duke and Duchess were con
sumed with rage at this discovery, and
poured their indignation in unstinted
volume. So high did feeling run in
court that the Ducal Chamberlain chal
lenged the Frenchman to a duel, and
the lover fell, mortally wounded. As
he fell the Frenchman tore open his
tunic, and there, pressed against his
heart, was a handkerchief belouging to
the Priucess. Toward it his haud tee
bly moved, and he died at the moment
he had seized the lace and was strug
gling to carry it to his lips.
The Duchess was so affected bv the
incident that she silently placed" the
handkerchief on the breast of the young
man as he lav in the coffin, and it was
buried with "him. His body was cov
ered with roses, strewn tiiiun him by
j the devoted Augusta, and she, from
swoons and sobs, became hysterical
and almost crazed. For weeks the
Princess sobbed about the palace, un
til her parents were conviuced that
her sorrow must have souie relief or
she would lecome insane.
They suggested a marriage with
Prince William of Prussia, and the
Princess gave her indifferent consent,
careless and thoughtless what might
become of her. With William it was a
matter of equal unimportance, for he
had first Wen crossed in a love affair,
aud he was heart broken as well.
There was no misunderstanding be
weeu them on the subject of their mar
riage. It was an affair exclusively of
the parents and of an obedient but dis
consolate youth and maiden. During
their lifetime the Emperor William
and the Empress Augusia maintained
toward each other the most perfect
and severe poliieuess. They were
friends, they respected each other, bnt
that was all. They were not lovers,
and they could not tear from their
hearts the memories of their early love
and their early disappointment, The
Empress always preferred French
books, ideas, dress, and sentiment, and
it was her favorite language. The in
fluence of that unhappy loss remained
I with her until the last moment, and
she doubtless carried the sweet regrets
to the grave. Years have effaced re
membrance of the affair, and it is safe
to say that less than a dozen great per
sonages know of it to-day.
Could Only Speak, for Himself.
Ton have met the old man of the
country village who, having been all
his life a devoted church member, and
having been a deacon and a member of
the council of the church, and all that
! 'ort of thing, has gradually grown into
! such familiar relations with the Creator
that he advises Him every morning
what to do about the weather, and
about the village, and about the Gov
ernment. There is a beauty, after all,
about his egotism. It is at least honest,
snd if he jierhaps overrates his influ
ence with the Divine .Uuler it is because
I he is conscious
of having: led an up-
! right life. He doubts the chance even
j af the minister in the matterof Heaven,
! but he has no doubt of his own elec-
tion. Uncle," said his niece one day,
! "are you quite sure you are goin to
j Heaven?"' "Sure! Why, my dear
I ;hild, I am just as certain of it as that
j I am sitting here!" "And aliout aunt?"
I "Well, well, my child. 1 hoie so. but
I'm not at aii Mire about
A Rattlesnake Baby.
The following is taken from a letter
written by a Wasco county lady. Af
ter giving the name and date of a
child's birth, she writes: "Where the
child's fingers and toes ought to have
been there were rattlesnake's heads,
and there was a small snake grown
from the top of its head aud hung
down on is face. The head of the
snake was the child's nose, and when
ever the baby moved ihe snake ou its
face would raise up, run out its tongue,
and hiss. The baby only lived five
hours, but the snake part lived five
bourn longer." forLUuuL Ureyonian.
A Mean Mao.
This time the meanest man hails
from Allapaha, Ga. A few months ago
his wife, an estimable lady, died, and
after disposing of other matters he took
a trunkful of her clothing out in the
street and auctioned it off, piece by
piece, to passers-by.
No Distinct Remembrance.
They had a big banquet at Spokane
Falls the other night- The reporter
who attended it concluded with the
eandid admission that "it is not distinct
ly remembered by anybody present who
made the last speech."
An Ex-Convict of New York Saves
SKVKUAb DEATHS FROM llYIMOI'IMIilA.
lUilrnad News. Numerous
Throughout the East.
Columbus, Ohio, Is bavinir serious
trouble with the street-car strikers.
California lias made'a demand for ten
acres to display her boiticultniul pro
ducts at the Wold's Fair.
At iEllsworth, Me., a riot occurred le
tween cirrus employes and town men.
Many broken beads resulted.
A furious wind and rain storm swept
over Central Nebraska, dointt a (treat
deal of damage, but as far as learned
no lives were lout.
The sixth international Sunday Fchool
Convention of the I'nited States and
British North America and provinces
will open in Pittsburg June 24th.
The. wife of laniel Lock wood, a well-to-do
farmer of Vineland, N. J., lias been
arrested on the charge of trying to Kison
her husband by placing morphia in bis
The contract lalor insnectota attached
to the New York Intrge otlice stopped
seven Belgians from landing. They were
exrt glass blowers ami were ImmiiuI for
Glasslioro, N. J.
Exchange Broker Wolff of New York
ban disappeared with $2il,0i0 of money
w hich aixmt one hundred Hebrews had
entrusted to him to send to relatives in
Euroiie to pay passage to Ibis "country.
A number of children were bitten by a
rabid dog in liny, Belgium, a few days
at;o, anil two 01 them nave died Irom hy
drophobia. Several of the survivors
have been sent to M. Pasteur for treat
ment. Near Addison, Steelien county, N. Y.,
F.nunett Crane shot Mrs. tiale "Perry, a
married woman, the mother of "four
children, lierause she refused to ai-eept
bis attentions as a lover, and go and live
David Began liecame involved in a
quarrel in a saloon in 1a Porte, Indiana,
with a young count iv man named Wil
liam Byckle. The latter struck Began a
powerful blow in the face, w hich resulted
in breaking bis neck.
John I,. Sullivan was snubbed by
Isaac II. Bromley, the veteran news
im per publisher man, at a lianquet in
Washington reifntly. Bromley te
fused an introduction with the remark
that Sullivan was a bull v.
The school ship Saratoga, sailed from
Delaware Breakwater for her first sea
voyage, June 1st, She lias 10.1 boys on
board, and will visit Faval, Southamp
ton, Lisbon, Maderia and other points,
returning to Philadelphia altout Octolwr.
Ex-Judge Henry S. Austin, an old
memlier of the Chicago Bar and one of
the founders of the city of Keokuk, Iowa,
has leen imprisoned hy order of Judge
Koblsaat for the emlier.r.lement of funds
from an estate of which be was admin
trator. Bill Thomas, a colored brakeman.'a
giant in size and strength, was shot
eight times at Birmingham, Ala., by six
colored men, and instantly killed.
Thomas was bated tor bis ' physical
strength. Four of the negroes are un
At El Faso, Tex., I -eon Barlow and M.
(ioudine, two prominent young men,
quarreled over the latter' attention to
Barlow's l-year-old sister. tSoudine
shot and killed Barlow. During the
shooting three disinterested enons were
In the collision of two freight trains
on the Ybah Kailroad, near St. Ixruin,
June uth, eight men were killed and
twenty-five injured. One train was en
route to the Kansas City races w ith eight
palace horse cars. Many of the horses
Thomas J. Basso, .12 years old, ex
chief of detectives of New Orleans, who
escaped from the state penitentiary at
Baton l.onge, where lie was serving a
sentence of fourteen years on a convic
tion for forgery on Nov. 20, lSHli, has
been arretted in New York.
Frank Manning and James Tve, en
listed men at Fortress Monroe, Va., bad
a difficulty at Mill Creek, and on their
return to the fort, while Tye was sitting
in bis room preparing for target practice,
Manning came to bis door, rifle 111 hand,
and idiot him through the bead, causing
The American Wheel Company of
Chicago has purchased White's wheel
works in Fort Wayne. Ind. It is one of
the largest wheel factories in the state.
The same trust also controls N. G. Olds
& Sons' works of Fort Wayne, and now
operate fourteen plants. It is said to
have a corner on hickory.
Several white men went to the house
of Bent ley Davis, a colored man, near
Augusta, Ga., recently, for the purpose
of whipping his daughter. Davis resisted
with a shotgun and axe and killed one
white man and seriously wounded two
others, but was himself mortally
wounded. Further trouble is feared.
A dozen persons' have been bitten at
Smithfield, 111., by a supposed rabid dog.
The dog was finally killed, bnt not until
be had bitten several other dogs. James
Be vard and two other persons have al
ready died in great agony from hydro
phobia. It is learned that others may
be seized with the awful disease and the
whole neighborhood is in a state of
Mrs. Parsons, in a speech recently
made at Chicago, said dynamite was to
be the liberator of the human race, not
that people should go around with bombs
and destroy human life, but that as gun
powder had destroyed the power of feu
dal barons so would dynamite in the
bands of the working classes render the
armies of the capitalists useless in a
A rumor that the Philadel pbia & Read
ing railroad company had ordered its
conductors to withdraw from the Broth
erhood of Conductors or leave the em
ploy of the company has been confirmed
by Assistant Superintendent Bonzan.
The action was resolved upon by the of
ficials of the company after the last con
vention of the Brotherhood of Conduc
tors, who assembled at Rochester, N. Y.,
on May loth. Mr. Bonzano says they
have all promised to leave the Brother -ood,
ana some have already done so.
"THE AIR-BRAKE DIP IT."
Aa Engineer's HernUtn an it Modesty
Disclaiming Credit Therefor.
We went winding up the mountains,
says a writer in the Philadelphia Item,
our massive engine drawing us np the
curving grades without an apparent
effort- We had crossed an iron bridge
and made a curve, at the end of which
another was in sight, winding to the
left, and from the track a cottage home
stood In the shadow of the hills. Look
ing past It to a point just bevond, which
was visible front mv side of Ihe engine,
I saw and excitedly exclaimed: "A
child on the track!"
At the exclamation John sprang from
his seat. One glance down the track
and his face became pallid. A child. 3
years old perhaps, stood midway be
tween the rails and not 100 yards from
the engine. 1 looked from John to the
child. It stood facing us, claiming its
little hands as it was wont to do from
its mother's arms, ierhaps, at the pass
ing cf the cars. In another instant I.
was thrown forward, almost pitching
through the glass window In front. At
the same moment I heard a scream, a
woman's voice, and with arms aloft and
face paralyzed with terror the mother
stood upon the steps of her cottage.
We were nearer the child it was not
twenty yards from the englue, which,
under the pressure of the air-brake,
was bumping and jolting furiously.
1 looked for John; his seat was va
cant; agaiu ahead; the pilot was within
twenty feet of the child, the train still
in motion, too rapidly to be checked
before reaching it! 1 shut my eyes;
my heart stood still. Again the moth
er heartrending scream, and I opened
my eyes to see the child tossed several
feet in the air. My head swam as I
averted my eyes, and I fancied I beard
the crushing of the little form by the
now slowly revolving wheels, when in
husky tones I heard a mau's voice ut
ter, "Thank God!"
I opened my eyes, and standing upon
the pilot was John Akers, holding in
his arms the child, its face wreathed in
smiles. The engine was now at a stand
still. From the cottage the father came
with a blanched face and trembling
steps. The child, in merry accents,
called out: "Want to ride, papa?" He
took his baby from John Akers1 ex
tended hauds, and. folding her in his
arms, sauk down on the tartb beside
John clambered back to his perch
and sounded the whistle. The passen
gers looked out of the windows, won
dering what had occurred. A trem
bling nand drew the lever, which start
ed the engine, pulling and hissing uutil
it was going at full Seed again. 1
looked toward John his bluee es were
on the track ahead, but they were dim
med. Tears were on his cheek, as he,
perhaps, thought of what would have
been his feeliugs if bis own little girl
had been the one on the track. Not
a word did either of us Seak uutil at
Christianburg. on the top of the Alle
ghanies, 2.0UO feet above the level, the
train stopped. As I started to leave
the engine 1 turned and grasped John's
"You did a brave thing, John a no
Twas the air-brake, he modestly
and blushinglv replied; 'twas the air
brake that did' it "
A STRANGE LAND.
of Anntralla flower
Odor No Shade.
Australia Is a country in which na
ture has established conditions un
known elsewhere, savs the Boston
Journal, and where civilization must
adapt itself to surroundings which it
finds novel and strange. It is a coun
try full of absurdities in animal, vege
table, and human life. Its native race,
in point of intelligence and develojr
ment of resources, is far below even
the cave-dwellers and the people of the
stone age of Europe. Its animals er
petuate tyes which disappeared from
every other part of the globe some
mill ons of years ago. Its trees and
plants are representative of Secies
found elsewhere only in chalk audvoal
Hardly anything here has the char
acter and quality of its relations in
other lands. Although the trees and
flowers are chiefly those of the temper
ate zone, the bmls are, for the moit
part, of the tropics, aud flash the gor
geous colors of the parrot and the
cockatoo through the dull foliage of the
sad-toned eucalyptus. The birds have
no song, and such notes as they possess
seem like wierd echoes from a period
when reptiles were assuming wings
and filling the tree-tops with a strange
jargon, before beard only in the
swamps and fens. The flowers have
no scent, while the leaves of every tree
are full of odor. The trees cast no
shade, since every leaf is set at edge
against the sun, and shed, not their
leaves, but their bark, which, stripping
off in long scales, exposes the naked
wood beneath, aud adds to the ghostly
effect which the forest already holds in
the pallid hues of its foliage. The
contour of the country is of 0110 that is
but newly risen from the waves. Its
thousands and thousands of square
miles, level as a table and set with no
other growth than the gray eucalyptus,
looks like the uplifted bed of 'some
great sea and is as monotonous as the
unrelieved expanse of coast itself.
Here and there are low hills, which
show in their sides and in the country
about them the evidences of ancient
lava flows. Elsewhere are piled up
masses of bowlders, which bIiow the
long-ago courses of glaciers over the
face of the laud. Everything seems
pre-historic, hoary with age, and for
gotten. To the traveler from other
lands an impression comes that he is
visiting a country which had ceased iu
its development long cous ago.
The Richest Actress.
I saw Lotta recently, and the little
actress seems to be enjoying her rest
hugely. Although the richest woman
in the world who has earned her own
money, she does not 6eem at all bur
dened with business cares. She has a
hotel in Boston, adjoining her Park
Theatre, which she owns. She figures
among her assets a flat-house in New
York and lots of real estate in different
parts of the country. Yet she does not
bother with its management. Her
shrewd mother, who has saved all this
money, takes all the responsibility of
its care and Lotta is left to enjoy her
self. After this year of rest and
pleasure iu the United States she is go
ing to take a trip to Europe, and it ha
not yet been decided whether she will
work next year or not. She is old
enough and rich enough to enjoy the
balance of her life out of the theatre. -2f.
The March of Progress.
'You can kiss me if you want to
Charley," she said, "but" and a de
lightful color suffused cheeks, brow.
and neck "my brother is behind that
screen where you see a small hole iu
the center, with a detective camera,
The Experiences of an Exploring
rillirUND 1'LASTKKKItS STKIKK OF P.
Jay Ooultl Again at Work
ill the North-
The total loss bv the
Bucoda lire of .
June 7th was f I"i0,00 .
Only married men are
street work iu San Diego,
I'nion has Iteeti selected os the comity
seat of I'nion County, Or.
The ft 1 ike of the Portland plasterer's
was declared oil Jun Bth.
Potts and his w ife,' the murderers of
Fawcelt, must hang tl e ift't 1 inst.
Yieka, Cal., lias a new lieinocralic
iH'r, called I lie Siskiyou Tclegiam.
Chii4u n are id to U faking out a
great deal of g.ld from Southern Cali
Mexican authorities refuse to allow
American stockmen to return cattle
which stray! nto .Mexico.
The Odd Fellows' l,odge of 'ueavill.
Cal., buried Ihe remains of a deceased
brother re-enlly by moonlight.
Mrs. MeF.verey, an old lady of 70
years, was killed by a railroad train at
Mad lliver, Humboldt County.
Okanrgan Is the largest county (R000
square miles) and Island is the smallest
175 spiare miles) in the stale of Wash
ington, A printer named Morris Adams, while
lxiatinj with five others iu the Seattle
harUir, was drowned by the Itoat being
t . If I'll X- I . ... ...I
in thinning out a grove of walnut' timber I
on his place, wil l a c.irload of W,(H) I feel
The Seattle F.
vening Press exploring
imrtv met with manv mishaps, and werej jup''
rescued from starvation by an Indian .-Father-in-law.- said the never-do-an
I a white pros.ni-tor. j welL ..vou 8aT t;i... , , 4.ri,.
P. O. Sullivan killed a 501 iound liear j
on Ihe South Fork of Ihe Boise River by j
slipping up while bruin slept and plnng- j
ing 11 knife in a vital spot.
The resilience of T. T. Hamlin, Tulare j
County, Cal., w a burglarized by a
t'hiuaman and (137 and a watch taken. '.
The ( binauian was arrested.
Twenty-four Chinese were trailed from
Mexico into Arizona. They were over
taken on the desert, where they had
nearly jierislied for want of water.
William Moody stepped on a banana
peel, at liridley, Cal., and falling broke
a rib. He worked half the next lay
fore he knew what was the matter with
Captain I. W. Lee. Chief of the San i
Francisco detectives, lias len allowed
tint WH) for Ibe capture of the stage rob-U-r,
Frank Williams, ilis claim was
W. F. Harmon, who forged Ihe signa
ture of Warren Jones to a check lor
llKiKlun the Humlioldt County Bank,
bus lcen found guilty by a San Fran
Two biabbin lers, ordered by Huong
Wing to kill Sam lf , tired at him at
Woodland, Cal., Thursday last. They
sm-ceeded in wounding Ah Tse. tjuoiig
Wing was arrested.
Frank Smith, alias Whalen, who is
charged with the killing ot J. C. Margot,
a fan Francisco sahmn-keeper, was held
to anwwer lefore the Suerior ourt w it ti
I mi I fixed at f-0" .
The Ixxly id ex-District Attorney
Frank M. (Mernder was found by the
grave of bis child in Ibe cemetery at
Meiccd. Cal. He left home after a
quarrel with Jii wife and purchased
The Second Cavalry, IT. S. A., for
some time stationed at Walla Walla,
passed through Portland, June bth. en
route to their sist iu Arizona. A large
nnmiier ot soldiers irom rort ueur
1'Alene also arrived.
J M. Munson, of the" Point Adams
l.iiibtbouse. savs that a pair of prettv
Chinese pheasants, in gorgeous plumage
arrayed, come to the lighthouse twice a
week. He looks out for them ami pro
tects them from marauders with mnr-
The Sierra Valley Leader savs. There
are capitalists here from New ork w ho
are endeavoring to induce Ihe ranchers
of this valley to sign contracts for water
to irrigate Ibe bind at ft cr acie lor tbe
first year and f3 er acre for each suc
Arthur Kemley, one of the oldest set
tlers on Big Meadwwa, New, was
drowned while trying to swim his horse
icross a slough alxmt two weeks ago,
md his hadlv decomiiosed ami mutila
ted bodv wm found nine days later in
Two voting girls-were arrested in San
Francisco the other day for vagrancy.
When they apHared for trial Ihe next
morning two young men ttepied into
court with licenses eager to marry tbe
wavward girls. Ibe judge allowed them
Lieutenant D L. Brainard of the Sec
ond Cavalry, arrived at X'ancouver last
week from rort Iteno, Nev., with the
horses of bis troop from Fort Bidwell,
Cal , intended for troop k of the Fourth
Cavalry, which has been ordered to take
station at Vancouver Barracks.
The Sixth Annual tournament of tbe
Sportsman's Association of the North
west will tie held in l'ortlanu June IS,
13 ami 14. Prizes aggregating .tNM)
will he olfered. Besidos the medal for
the best average there will be the Asso-
ation yold badge valued at $250, and tbe
Tacoma (ilolie diamond trophy. It
promises to be the largest meeting ever
held in the Northwest Washington,
Montana aud California teams will par
It has just transpired that recent nego
tiations lor the purchase of the Seattle,
Iake Shore and Eastern Kailroad have
been in the interest of Jay Gould and
other New Yorkers. J. B. Pace, the
wealthy Virginia tobacco planter, and a
large holder of the stock, has been the
prime mover in the matter, and it is now
stated has secured a controlling interest
in the road. It is also asserted that the
road will be at once extended eastward
10 Spokane Falls and connect with the
transcontinental road and north to con
nect with the Canadian Pacific.
CHINESE WIT AND HUMOR
The Oleitlali Can Appreciate Pan, aa
Mae Me Seen la a Wmw Selected Jokee.
The Chinese have a large volume
culled the Book of Laughter, which
contains a full selection of anecdotes
and jests current in the Middle King
dom. General Cheng-Ki-Tong. charge
a" afaires of China at Paris, has recent
ly published a translation of some of
these Chinese jests. Many of them are
very comical, possessing even in trans
lation, a peculiarly dry humor, and
some of the ru prove that jokes and an
ecdotes well known In the West are
also classic In China.
There Is, for instance, the very
familiar story of the nervous man who
lived between two blacksmiths only
in this Chinese version one of them ii
a coppersmith! The nervous man tries
to induce the two noisy artisans to
move, and one day they nnnounce that
they have made arrangements to do so.
Overjoyed. Ihe man treats them to a
magnilicetit dinner, and after they have
partaken of it the blacksmith informs
liiui that he is going to move into the
coppersmith's shop, and the copper
smith into his.
Less familiar Is the storv of a worthy
old man who was unmercifully beaten,
at regular Intervals, by his undutiful
son. This cruel treatment did not pre
vent the man from lavishing caresses
on his little grandson, bringing him
many presents and indulging all his
One day the old man was asked why
he was so very good to the child of
the undutiful son who beat him so
SUV said the old man; 'Tin spoil
ing him. so that he'll beat his father
when he grows up!"
According to another story, a miser
had three sons-in-law; one was a tailor,
another a jeweler, and the third a
spend-thrift. who did nothing at all.
One day the miser called the third son-in-law
and said to him:
"See here! Your two brothers-in-law
are thrifty men, and are gradually
adding to the family fortune; the tailor
py cabbaging a little ot bis customer s
cloth now aud then, you know bless
you. they lou t know it! -and the
jeweler well, by debasing the jewelry
lust a litt le, don t vnn wh! Hut Tout '
elime,l Dm n'iu.r ,K- .1..
bar; I will go out. ami, watching nir
chance, I will break in merchants'
doors, open their tills, and bring you
back thousands of pieces of silrer
where my brothers-iu-law bring you
ouly paltry gains."
"W hat! I row?" exclaimed the miser,
in terrible anger; "can it be inissible
that vou would actually be a thief?"'
Here is a story of a man and wife
which is of the same type as a good
many that have been told in Weiera
A man urges his neighbor, who had
been v isiting him of au afternoon, to
stay to 6iipper.
"I should like to do so. said tha
other, "but I have an important duty
at home at this hour w hich I must at
"What is it?"
'Why, you see, mv wife expects ma
to empty her foot-tub for her."
What!" exclaims the host; "you a
man, and allow yourself to be com
manded iu such a service by a woman?
Who ever heard of such a thing? I'll
tell you what I should do iu such a
case; 1 should "
"Well, what would you do?" said his
wife, calmly, who had entered the
"Why, 1 should run right off and
empty her foot-tub. Oh. yes, yes I
should start right off!" iutiWt Coin
pumun. lore Stories ot Dove.
A Scranton man who bas raised
pigeons for many years tells this story
The wife of his finest male pigeon flew
home one day badly wounded. She
had lieen shot and she died within a few
hours. For three days and nights her
mate walked back and forth on top of
the pigeon-house, mourning constant
ly for his dead wife, and giving vent to
dismal sounds all the time. lwo
female pigeons that had no mates tried
to win his favor while be was mourn
ing. They alighted in his pathway
every little while, but all the notice
they got from the grief-stricken bus
band was a thump that sent them kit
ing from the roof. Then the females
fought one another, and, when they
had fought enough, they undertook to
w in the male's love again. So it went
until the fourth day, when the wifeless
flutterer chose one of the festive
females for his male. The unfavored
one then went off and moiied a spell,
but she got over the effects of disap
The same observer says that the only
bigamist he has ever seen among
pigeons is a male now owned by him.
During the breeding season the
bigamist maintained two separate wives
and households, devoting just about as
much attention to sue as to the other.
He helped raise the broods of each
female, and his affection for each was
equal. The double duty kept him very
busy, but he seemed to take pride in
having so much responsibility.
New Vme For Tbe Phonograph.
Mister," said a haggard-looking
man as he walked into the hardware
store, "can't you tell me where I can
buy n phonograph?"
T guess we can order one for yon,
sir," said the salesman who met him at
the door. His face expressed surprise
but his tone conveyed assurance.
"Can yon get one that will work
automatically; one that you won't have
to grind yourself, but can fix it all up
aud let it go of its own accord?"
"I think we can arrange an attach
ment that will accomplish that result.
"All right; get it as quick as you can,
"You want it as a sort of amanuensis,
"No; my wife has gone out of town.
I find that when I get home at night
everything is so kind of solemn aud
still that 1 don't feel like coins: to bed.
and when I do get to bed the silence is
so oppressive that I can't stand it So
I thought if I could get a phonograph
aud have the hired girl talk into it for
about three-quarters of an hour some
thing alKMit its being a nice time of
night for a self-respecting married man
to be getting home, and all that sort of
thing I would set it before I went to
bed aud succeed in getting to sleep.
It's funny how a man will miss these
old familiar sounds." Merchant
The most fertile land in Europe is a
district of Russia lying between tbe
Carpathians aud the Urals. Corn has
been grown ou some of this land for
seventy years without the application of
Peler Jackson Anxious to Meet
A HACK AM) A FOUTt NK WON.
Young Mitchell is in training for Lis
meeting with Im Blanche tbe 27th inst.
Peter Jackson is impatiently awaiting
tbe result cf Sullivan's legal complica
tions. Small Hopes, whom Vanderbilt plid
$10,0 K) for, is now pulling au expros
Edward Hantan defeated Fred. A.
Plaisted in'a Mingle scull race at Little
Kock, Ark., on May 2-Mh.
Tommy Warren, "the Spiiler" knocked
down a bully lM'caue be insulted his
dignity by calling him a little dude.
At Irondeqnoit, last week, tbe f wo
contending teama with the I'mpire, were
arrested for playing baseball on Sunday.
August Belmont won $20,000 on May
lOth, at tbe Brooklyn Jockey Club track,
by w inning the first race with Her Hig'
rtens. At Springfield, Mass., on May liOth,
John Joyce defeated John Casey in a
3-mile ra-e for t-VW. Time, 20 nunntes
Congressman Scott has quite a num
ber of 2-year-olds who will win with long
prices against them during the New
York Jockey Club meeting.
George I-e Blanche, the Marine, lias
been doing Boston. One would supu.e
he should he ou the slope training for
bis batlle with Young Mitchell.
Huntress, owned by the Chicago
Stables, is one of the liei-t fillies racing
011 Ibe turf. In the West she bas so far
raptured the majority of the big slakes.
Edward Hanlan, the oarsman, still
continues to le popular. Tbe sfsjrting
denizens of Little Bot-k, Ark., gave him
a royal reception during his sojourn
The Southern Athletic Club offers a
purse of $:(. J for Jake Kilrain and Joe
McAnliffe to battle for, or the same
amount for Ed. Smith and Jake Kilrain
to U contended for in Jul v.
Senator Hearst's 40,00O colt. King
. 1 1 : ... I - 1 1
' ' " " :
ilton handicap at liravesenn, 11., oni
Mav an, carrving six pounds less weight !
than Judge Morrow, the winner. !
Jake Kilrain, the well-known pugilist, !
arrived in Baltimore, Md., on Mav 2?b. j
He stated be was enjoying tbe t-est . of j
bea th, ami w.ll.ng to meet anv pug.hst
,n tbe world according to any rules. !
Adams, the j-x-kev, was suspended at !
at the St. luis Joekev Club track, on
Decoration Dav 'for pulling iHiU-bman
and Mable. two of tbe favorites. Ibe!
owners were ruled off and all bets de- !
dared off". j yon to do, on less von are generous and
, , . . I are disposed to divide your bag. So
(..eorge Henry and Or. k tieorge j long as yon shoot them in this way
s.gned articles of agreement May olst to : on, , nn accident will enable you to
wr.-stle best 3 in a falls catch catch- do J harm t the beaatifal er.ltarea.
&u-U: breast-plate of feather.
Tbe eight oared race between Bowdin J them fly overyou. and shoot them as
College and the Boston Athletic Associa- i they recede.
t ion was rowed on May iMih on the j "The fact that tbe ducks fly high and
Charles Kiver, loton. Tbe distance j are very swift of wing renders it
was one mile and seven-eights. The difficult to kill them on the wing at all.
Boston t-iew won in 10 minutes 43 15 I and as very few men are really good
seconds. j shots resort is had by the majority to
In a half-mile dash at the Brooklyn ff'V1' hooting as is rr mi Ud-Jkev-Club
track at Oravesend. L. I., Buries . of course, forbidden, and
on Mav 2bth, Civil Service and tieraldine f? re sneak-boxes is rd the like- Eat
ran a dead beat in 48 U, on a heavy j " ,s permitted to tbe half-skilled Sports
track. Father laly insisted on the ace , men io lui!d blinds of reeds along tbe
being run off, but Porter Ashe of Califor-
nia refused, aud tbe judges decided that
Civil Service should receive the purse.
The international tennis champion-
ship match tietweeu Thomas Pettitt, of
Boston, and Charles launders, of F.ng-
land, for -r,000 and tbe championship oi
the world, eniei at uuiuin, ireiana, on
May oOth. - Pettitt won three sets, mak-
ing a-total ol seven seis. .-aunuers j
cored one set, bringing his total up to j
live. Pettitt is now champion of tbe i
i t.i..i, .!, h f.,n.b
i "u . ; " . , ' ..ivji-i:.,.!.
cHani pi7 hrt." and" tta mlddTe- I ! b Md
weight championship of the world met ; e sportsmen can shoot at wbat rang,
with defeat. l.e Blanche claimed Demp- lneJ W"J-
sey wononaloul blow. AKain, when! Preach Military Force..
a Blanclie conquered Jack Demisey at i An fetenjnt officer at the arsenal
San F rancisco, Dempsey made an excuse , ,n conTerstation said that France to-day
that the gloves were too large and had 500,000 fully equipped soldier, in
Ia Blanche committed fouls. j iVwitbin seven
At the New Jersev Athletic games at days 1.200.000 could be put in the field,
Bergen Point, N. J.) on May 3th, Willie ! and within three weeks a totsi of 2.
D. Day started in the three mile race t 600,000 men could be bad for effective)
w hich was a handic ip and Day started ! war service. This seems like bi fig
from tbe scratch. The othercompetitors j nring on paper, but from the large
were allowed starts ranging from twenty i bodies of soldiers located in every Til
seconds to two minutes. At tbe crack of j lage and hamlet wherever yon go it
the pistol Champion Day was off, and doesn't seem like boasting. There
tbe shouts and cheers were deafening, j geems to be a general impression that
Day ran bis first mile in tbe fast time of j trouble may ariso from Italy at any
4 minntes. 35 3-5 seconds, and., the two moment; therefore France is prepared.
The most remarkable performance at ;
the annual shoot of tl e Newark Shooting j
Society, at Newark, N. J., on May 30th, j
was the feat of William Hayes. On the j
ring target be distinguished himself by
making 74 out of a possible 75 oiuts in
three shots, this leing the first time this !
score was ever made in the shooting j
nark and tbe third time it was made in
Ibis country. Bernard Waltber, presi -
dent of the Settler rune l. iut, also maue ;
the fine total of 73 in three shots. j
On Mav 20th. at the California Ath- i
" ! letic Club, Kobert Fitzsimmons, of New i
, j Zealand, fought bis first finish tight in i
this country lor a purse oi i:.h ana?
knocked out Billy McCarthy, of Aus-
tralia, in 9 lounds. Fitzsimmons avoided j
his oppouent'a blows and landed apiar- j
ently at will upon the Australian's head
and face until they blexl profusely, w hile
fritsimtnons remained unmarked. Mc
Carthy was knocked down several times
during the fight, and was unable to re
epoiid after the ninth round.
Carbine, tbe Australian racehorse,
must be a wonder. At the Australian
Jockey Club he won tbe Autumn Makes,
one aud a bait miles; tne isyoney t- np,
2 miles; tbe All-Aged Stakes, I mile;
the Australian J. C. Plate, 3 mUee, and ;
the Cumberland Stakes, 2 miles, all m
four days. Carbine is four ears old,
and is by Musket .Mersey, as a two-
year-old he ran o tunes ana won ecn
race. At three years old be ran 13
times, won 9 races, w as second three
times, and third once. This season he
started 14 times, won so far, 9 races, fin
ished second twice, third twice, and once
ran ii r, i.l s-ed lie started in 32 races.
won 23, finished second five times, third
three times and only ran once unplaced.
ALL H A SINGLE ROOM.
A Worth Carolina Family of Twenty. r.!j!
Who term In 0 Apartmaot.
In the western part of North Caro
lina, about seven miles west of Hot
Springs, there lives a family by the
name of Brooks. It is a very Interest
ing one, and many a visitor to the
quiet little town of Hot Springs has
had his curiosity so aroused by stories
of this family that they have hired
teams and driven seven miles to the
Brooks residence. This consists of a
little, tow log cabin in an unsettled
district, and is occupied by father,
mother and twenty exceptionally hand
Every one is a blonde, with golden
yellow hair and peachy complexion,
and all as ignorant, wild and untutored
as they are beautiful. In addition to
j the above family proper tbe two older
i girls are married. One is a widow
i with two children, and the other has
j three children and a husband. Both
these little families are living with tbe
' old folks at home, making fa all a
family of twenty-eight when none is
missing. The home, or log cabin, con
sists of but one room, and that a veryn
small one. On two sides of this are
built seven berths, one above another,
against the wall, and they were evi
dently built with the cabin.
In these "boxes" the parents, child
ren and grandchildren lay themselves
away when night comes on. Threo
times a day this interesting family iray.
be seen at meals. The older members
seat themselves about no the ground ia
front of the bouse "Indian fashion.'
and are favored with tin plates and
iron spoons, while the younger ones
stand around a rongh home-made table
inside the cabin, eating beans with a
relish that is good to look upon. Thrs-
is tbe principal diet; now and then they
bave a change, but it is of tbe same
Id ain. cheap order. They are all
tealthy and robust, knowing nothing
Tbe father of this family, who has to
hustle" for the beans to fill twenty
eiht hungry mouths, makes as high as
f 14 some months, bnt oftener his in
come will not exceed f 15 per month,
which sum he earns by walking seven
miles daily to Hot Springs to work in
the mill of a Mr. Frank Gahagan. Tbe
mother, who has a baby in arms, seems
contented and happy as she sits with
one foot on the 6kie of the home-made
cradle, made of an ordinary pine box,
with rockers sawed, out of a rough
board, which she every now and then
gives a "kick" to keep the cradle
moving, while she sings over and over
again a few lines of come old hymn she
has learned. Every one is struck with
the remarkable beauty of the children,
from the youngest to the oldest. It is
anmtl,incr wnn.lcrf ril 1 h rraronra
. , , , - r ...
fonnd namesfor all bnt one whicb
,..w"hDt DfmB " Jet ' SL L-?UiJ
0 lobe-Democrat. . - .
To Kill Caavaa-Baolc
.18 ooly way to km canvas,
back ducks is to shoot them OB tb.
wing as they fir over yon. If yo ar.
tiafT y0a will bave lots of sport, and
you will not hurt tbe ducks. Yoa will
blaze away at tbera as they fly toward
you. wnicb la precisely wfrat-
lover of the species, would best like
snore ana to snoot Irom behind Lbem
j when the docks approach within range.
In this sort of shooting verv little barm
would be done but for the fact that the
j canvas-back is beset with a curiosity
i surpassing that of women.
t "If he sees anything in motion on tb
. shore which be does not understand, no
consideration or prudence will restrain
him from paddlinsr toward it. regard
less of all danger, and the duck shoot
ers take advantage of this by training
little dogs to run about in a frisky,
absurd fashion in front of the 'blinds
! hen d?ck a '?ht As oowas
tne ducks see what is going oa ihe
to rush a torrent upon her shores.
Four heavy iron-clads are lying in the
outer harbor, several others inside the
docks, with six or eight steel cruisers
all ready for their crews. A fleet of
sixteen first-class war ships, and about
twenty torpedo boats could be reported
ready" for sea from Cherbourg ftton.
within twentv-fonr hours notice. The
yards at Brest and other station, are
i said to be equally prepared, showing
that France mast have a powerful
navy, not old-fashionexi 'hips, bnt of
the latest improved batteries and sp
steel cruisers recording twenty knot.
and upwards. Cherbourg Letter.
A. Carious Calculation.
Justice, a London paper, bas beea
giving the result, of some curious cal
culations, which, if correct, will mak.
a fellow a little cautious about guessing
on the size of a crowd and offering to
bet his last dollar that be is right. Ac
cording to the calculator on the staff of
Justice, all the people in the world
about 1,400.000.000 could stand la a
field ten miles square, and by the .aid"
of telephones could-? addressed by v
Politic and Literature,
In a recent interview EmJIeZola, tb.
French novelist, said: "I bave always.
instinctively kept clear of politics. A. V
man cannot be a politician and a liter
ary man at the same time. These are:
two beings who strive in different way.
for the same goal, that is, to be knowa
and lauded by tb multitude." .
R.r shrill ia r .v. i
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