The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898, June 20, 1890, Image 4

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    DR. C. H. DUCKETT,
Between G. T. Cotton
Peterson & Wallace,
Attorney-at -Law.
Office over First National Bant,
J. M. KEENE, D. D. S.
Dental -:- Parlors.
Office: Breyman Bros., Building,
-Houra from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.
Draughting and Blue Prints.
OfSce with Oregon Laud Co., Albany.
Sewerage System and Water Supplies
a Specialty, Estates Subdivided. Maps
made or copied on short notice,
(Successor to C. H. Hjumox )
Barber : awl : Hairdresser,
Shampoo! 11 sr in the latest and best
style. Special attention paid to dressing j
Ladies hair. Your patronage respect- !
luuy soucitea.
-r " 1t- li
Meat Market,
Fresh & Salted Beef, Pork, Mutton,
Sausage, Bologna, aua Ham.
Baeon and Card fllways on 4aid.
Main Street, Lebanon, Or.
If anwaBr says na baa the W. X.. TJonanaa
Shoes wu hont name and price stamped oa
the bottom, put taim down aa a (tsoi,
rWHfrv iv T TMi-mritirfr" ""turTrnTnPi i ---'
Rest in the world. T'xamtne his
m.00 and 1.7S BOYS' SCHOOL SHOES,
AM wade lu tkmpresa. Button and La.
S3 SHOE laETes.
Best Material. Beat Strle. Best Fitting, j
tf-siet told bv vour dealer, write
w. . uotuLAa, mass )
"Examine W. L. Doug-las $2 Shoe
nr flAntlfimsn and Ladles." f
for Sate by C. C. HACKLEM A. V.
Spreafl of Bwddhism.
Buddhism is spreading to a consider
able extent among the female graduates
f the universities and other young
people of culture in Europe, and the
fact is being laid at the door of Max
Muller, who is charged with having
first brought that religion to the atten
tion of the Christian world. His de
fenders sav that the converts are made
chiefly by Hindoos who come from In
ilia to attend the universities.
In the County, is now to be
S3TVhen you want to "dress up," we would be glad to show
you through and make the right price.
Mr. E. A. Sciieffler, is an expert, and hns charge of this de
partment. We guarantee satisfaction.
Notions, Miiiet Jackets, Beaded Caps,
Ladies' and Children's Shoes,
Has arrived. I have also received my Spring Stock of
Of which we carry a Full and Complete Line, and will not he uu
dersoM. Come and see us, and we will treat you well.
Oregon EeYelopiceBt CoapaEj's Steamship Line.
225 Shorter, 20 Hour Less Time
Than by any other.Route.
From Portland and'all points in the Willamette
Valley to and from San Francisco. Cat.
TIME SCKDULE, (Except Sundays.)
I.v Albany 1 x p. m.
I.v Corvnllis iop. m
Yaquina 6-5 a. m.
Atoi9 -
1 Ar Yaqoina"5:3 p. m
O. St C trams connect at Alban and torrsms.
I Orcsron Development Company
1 11 a vti , c , o.n, -- . -- -
line of stcam-
, shim between Yaquiiia and San
' Steamer. "Fm7s. F. Steamer.
Fm. Yaq'na
i Faratlon May 5 Wilamette V'y
! Willamette Val'v Mav Q. Farallon
May 4
May o
; Farallon . ..Slav i. wiiiamene y. -iy
j waiamettejyy.lay Farallon May 10
This company'reserves theright to changeil
ing dates without notice.
I Passenger from Portland and all Willamette
t Valley points can make close connection with I he
' trains of the Yaquina ronte at Albany or Corral
t lis. and if destined to San Francisco should ar
i range to arrivet Yaquina the evening before the
! date of sailing.
Passenger and Freight Rate
Alwaysthe Lowest.
For particnlars"appty to
Oen'l Ft,& Pass. Agt.
Oregon Devel'pm'nt Co
?o4 Montiromery Rt.
San Francisco, Cal.
Act g;en. F. St,P. Agt.
O, P. R. R. R. Co.,
I reg,m.
Leave Corvallis Monday. Wednesday, Friday.
6 a. m. Leave Albany 9:30 a. m.
Arrive Salem, Monday, Wedneaday. Friday, s .
i p. m. Leave Salem, juesaay, 1 nursuny, saiui-.
day. 8 a.m. ;
Arrive Portlan4, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday,
3 3 P- m i
Leave rortland Monday, Wednesday, Friday, ;
6 a. m.
Arrive Salem, Monday, Wednesday. Friday, 7:15 ;
p. m. Leave Salem. Tuesday. Thursday, Satur- j
Say, 6 a. m. I.esVe Albany, i:p m. I
Arrive Corvallis Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. I
3:30 p. m.
Bank of Lebanon,
Transacts a General Banting Business.
Exchange ?old on New York, San
Francisco, Portland and Albany, Oregon.
Collections made on favorable terms.
Broosriss ana PreYieiene.
Foreip asl Domestic Mts,
Queensware and Glassware, Lamps and
Lamp Fixtures.
Pays Caxatti for Ejga.
Main Street, Lebanon, Oregon.
Seen on the Counters of
Ha Established a Reputation
longerons Man.
When the first weekly In Washing
ton Territory was established the edi
tor, who was an Ohio printer, made a
break in the first issue to establish his
reputation as a dan;rerons man to fool
with, lie was surrounded for a rou-rh
crowd, and he realized that the proper
thing to do was to put himself in shape
to be sized up accord in;; to Hoj le. To
effect this he led off with au article
abusive of Col. Tavlor. The Colonel
was an imaginary individual, and it
was therefore safe to call him a liar
and a coward, and to declare that if he
ever appeared in town he would be
! horsewhipped up ami down the streets.
1 Every issue for two months contained
1 hit at O1- Taylor, ami he was scored
.,,,.--- r . ,:
match with him that "the - boys treat
ed him with that deference always ac
corded to the fearless man.
When anybody inquired who the
Colonel was" he was informed that he
was a desjerado of the worst type, and
that he had solemnly sworn to have
the editor's life. He was never exact
ly located or identilied, but was always
dared to come in like a man aud hare
it out.
One day. just after an issue in which
Col. Taylor was stigmatized as a white- j
livered coyote and defied to a duel with i
bowie knives in a dark room. a stranger
came slouching into the office; looked j
about a while with curiosity, and then
said to the editor:
"Well. I'm here."
Yes, I see, but what forf" was the !
"I'm Col. Taylor."
"Him and nobody else. You've been
lighting iii to me like wildcats for a
long time past, and I haven't been say
ing a word. I've got tired of it, how
ever, and now it's got to stop!"
"My dear sir, the Col. Taylor men
tioned in "
"Pull yer gnn!" Interrupted the Col
onel as he pulled his.
"But, sir, I beg to assure yon that
"Git down on your kneesP j
The editor slid off his chair, his ,
i face as pale as death, and his hair on '
i end.
j "Now eat that!"
j The Colonel took from his pocket a
i lump of clay and tossed it on the floor, !
j and he stood there with leveled pistol :
j until the last crumb of it was devour-!
j ed. Then he put up his weapon and '
j turned to go. saying: !
I "Next time you open on me I'li come
', in with a whole baj; full of it, and I i
1 may conclude to drive the last of it in '
! with a bullet! Go fur the rest of 'em
j all you want to. but when you strike
i the name of Col. Tavlor haudle it with
And inside of a week the affair leak
ed out, and so many came up to lick
the editor, and so many did lick him,
that he jumped the plant one night
aud was never heard of again. Ar. i".
The Thtiuhle tn History.
Lady, did you ever take the trouble
to look up the history of the curious
little bell-shaped indented piece of met-
al vou wear on your finger w hen sew -
ing and which yon are contented to !
call your Uhinihle?" It is a Dutch in- :
vention, ana was taken to i.nglaml in
1693 by one John Lofting. Its name
was derived from the words thumb and
bell, being for a long time worn on
that member, and called the tliumbel;
only within the last 150 years has the
wortl evoluted" into thimble. All
records say that the thimble was lirst
worn on the thumb, but we can scarce
ly conceive how they would be of much
use there. Formerly they were made
of brass and iron only, but of bite years
steel, silver, gold, horn, ivorj', cellu
loid, and even pearl and glass have
been used in their manufacture. A
thimble owned by the queen consort of
Siatn is shaped like a lotus, of solid
gold, thickly studded with diamonds,
which are so arranged as to form the
ladv's name and the date of her birth
and marriage. Queen Victoria has a
very valuable gold and diamond set
thimble upon which are engraved
many historical sceues from English
A house at Gold Hill, Nev..
$8,000 a few years ago was
other day for $300.
that oost
sold . the
I Told Tow So.
tf you marry an angel who can not tnaka
f tpr the hmipymonn. nh.
Find nmrrliiiie a fiiliure with all It Implies
ltomember my toiling you so.
If ron try to ontalilnn your neighbors In style
Ann uvn on vno mnnnr you o.
Ami pint In the poor-house soon after a wlillo
lti nimnbcr my telling- you ao.
tf by blowlntr and hrniralnir you try to Impress
The world with your eoii(eueiite, oh.
Anil iliowyon nothing or poxaibiy 1M
Hotnember my telling you so.
If you think to make people Imagine you're
Hy talking of thlwrsymi don't know.
Anil prove you're the fool that you can not
Remember my tolling you ao.
If you go Into business minus the rash
That make the mare iifinrl tro.
And after a striiirirle wind up with a smash
Kouieuilxr my telling you no.
If you try to be tinppy without being good.
And And all your Joys liwimio gall and worm
wood Remember my telling you ao.
tf you try to be healthy by swallowing pills.
And natural waya overthrow.
And find you're a victim of aches and of Ills
Kcmember my telling you so.
If you try to make love to a sweet little mlaa
w ho doemi't reciprocal:, oh.
And tlnd that you are left when you ask for a
Remember my telling yon ao.
Remember my telling ynn so.
Detroit Free Press.
Ana iivinv a me uiai in mow.
It was early morning, and Thomas,
Lord Rosendale's valet, had waited on
his master's American guest to see
what he desired him to do for him.
Thomas was too well-bred to appear
to notice anything remarkable; but
there certainly was something odd in
the gentleman's niauner, and he had
not the look of one who had enjoyed
refreshing slumbers. Twice he seemed
on the poiut of propounding a question
twiee he checked himself. At last,
just as the man turned to leave the
room, he spoke:
"Yes. sir," said Thomas, turning to
wards him again.
No matter, Thomas."
"Very well, sir."
Thomas had his band on the lock of
the door this time, but again the gen
tleman spoke:
"Thomas, I have been awake all
"M? Lord will regret to bear it,"
said Thomas, too respectful to appro- .
priate the information. I
"Something very odd disturbed me," I
continued the rentleman. -Have yon
any reason to believe that any of 'the
women servants have lost their sen-
"Any of the maids, sir?" said
Thomas. Oh, no, sir. My lady's own i
maid is a most sensible person. So is
I the young lady's, extreinelf respect- j
able and settled, indeed. As for the 1
cook and oh, no. sir. I am sure none ;
of the maids are out of their senses,
, sir!" i
'One of the maids kept me awake !
j all last night," Baid the American. j
1 "One of the maids, sir?" cried
! Thomas.
i "Yes, Thomas." said the gentleman.
! "She kept running into mv room, at (
luast every half hour, to fook in the :
, class and admire herself. i
"Mie came out ol that door, and be ;
pointed to one in a corner, "and walked j
straight up to the mirror; the light i
from the nijrlit lamp fell uimio her face; ;
she seemed to catch my ey e in the glass
each time and smiled at mo as she did
so. 1 ouly saw ber once in the mirror,
but it was very pretty, though very
pale. She wore a short quilted skirt, a
little black bodice and full white
sleeves. She had a sold cross tied
: around her neck by a black ribiam.and
! wore a little cap 011 her black braids
I very young girL with a ierlectly
trench fa-:c, homas. Vo you know
"If I have the honor
of understand
ing you. sir, the young person came
through this door?" he asked.
"Yes, 'said the American.
"More than once, sir."
"About once an hour from midnight
until dawn."
"She was yonng, prettv and French
looking, and wore a quilted skirt, a
bodice and a cap, sir?"
"Exactly, Thomas."
"And smiled at you in the glass
where vou saw her face? I understand
she did not look toward you as she
passed, sir?"
"Right, Thomas."
"May I be;; you to do me the favor
of looking into this room, sir?" !
The gentleman followed Thomas to
the door through which he asserted ;
that the young person had passed and j
saw nothing but a square closet about I
twelve feet square, with no door save i
the one that opened into the large j
room, and high tn the ceiling a little ;
window through which a bin! could
scarcely hare flown. It contained no
furniture whatever.
'You will acknowledge, sir." said
Thomas, very gravely, "that an ordi
nary person must have remained here
if she had entered. as you think she did,
sir. and that we should now lind her
here, sir?"
"There must be a secret door-or
or something!" cried the American.
"I am not mad, and I was wide awake.
"Yes, sir," said Thomas, still more
solemnly. "As I remarked, an ordi
nary young person could not have con
trived to disappear;but lam well aware
that the young person you have seen is
not an ordinary person, sir. She has
been an apparition, for more than 200
"An apparition!" cried the American
"Yes, sir," replied Thomas; "an ap
parition, sir. I thiuk you have seen
Lady Rosendale's gentlewoman.
Rosette, sir It is ten years since she
was seen before, to my knowledge, but
she has been seen very often. Yes, sir,
it must have been Rosette."
"1 Bhould like to hear more about
Rosette," said the gentleman.
"Yes, sir." said the valet. "Thla la
a very old family, and they have Uvea
on this estate for a long while since
the time of Queen Elizabeth, I believe.
sir and about 200 years a"-o there was
a ioru iieroert my present master
Lord Herbert, as you know; it is a
favorite name in the family who was
a very gay, wild young noblemen, and
was a great admirer of the ladies, sir,
u0tevcr. by the time he was V he
I ,. 'Y .
iiiaitiuu auu octuuu uu vv ii, a9 tjliu 1 Ll 1 1; 1 1 b
say; anil having traveled with his wife
on the Continent, came home, and be-
i g,- to be very much thought of and
; rejected. So was his lady, too, sir,
though she was not handsome, aud was
j very haughty.
j )ne thing, however, the English
' servants did not like; she brought a
; foreign maid with her from France a
' girl named Rosette, and as pretty as a
j picture.
"My lady thought -J
! her, and would never let any other
j woman be about her in her room, and
: of course the people were jealous aud
I talked against Rosette, ami the women
i began to say something about the way
y lord looked at her. Though, to be
sure, women will be suspicious. How
i ever that mav be. mv ladv loved her.
and I think she thought too much of
herself to be jealous of her maid, until
one day.sittiug before her glass, Rosette
combing her bair for her, she heard her
husband coming into the room. Her
back was towards him, and Rosette
was behind her, and they forgot the
mirror; and so, sir. she saw in it with
out stirring both their faces; and she
saw the girl smile at her husband and
i"ni op oj pjot ftiM it paw wen a oq. j
pitmi oqi ni'.CKnot.tnj JJhb.i .v .Xpr. j
jfiu Suin.lotn nno tif f 'pnp.o ,i ji Aptmj i
eq 01 paq Jtn pwt oiinscii thhoo tinn '.
qitqi tt mis 'iiiooj j,t mii.w t-inj,,. i
mih 'pjtuu oii 01 .ton 'on miq 01 iiuiqi 1 jis .ma ait jns pun 'piu.ipfl .ut.vnn 1
0(H inq '7!ui.Cj.A3 pno.iapun oiC, j
aoii j dm Ktt jw 'jpmb A.iaA !
tnipit'j a.iotu A"nw tias 01 pt;m 1011 pip ,
qs pint 'Jfi i spi:q nims tmt Mrs t.
lady's hair, for Rosette had gone back j
to tier native country.
All the time she was
doinsr It the
! girl thought shn heard a faint moan
ing sound and was frightened ami went
back to the rest, pale and tromblmir;
and before night it was very well
known In the house that the little
; closet there was not ouly locked, but
j nailed up.
j "There was a coldness between my
i lord aud my huly and they kept very
much apart; but she had told him also
! that Rosette had returned to France
! and no one ever saw the girl again.
J "After that my lord seemed to take
j up his wild ways again, in a measure,
j and drank a good deal and my lady
! lived very much alone. She never had
! a regular maid and she was harsh to
; those who wnitod on her. There never
j were any children, but they both lived ;
j to be verv old Indeed, and at last my j
; l.nly died in this very room and was j
j buried In the church vonder. You may j
I see her tomb there Lady Maud Rosen- !
j dale, aged 80. j
j "My lord was as old as she by that '
j time; but as soon as the funeral was j
over he went into my lady's room, nnd j
I stood a long while before the locked!
! and nailed closet door. I
j "Then he said to himself, I can not !
i die until I kuow," and ordered it to be
openeiL J
"They sent for the blacksmith to do !
it, and all the while my lord sat in his J
great arm-chair, staring before him. ;
There were hundreds of nails In it. j
People said afterwards that all my Lady :
Maud's life there used now and then to !
be a little souud of hammering in her
room when she was alone, but they j
were all out at last, and the lock wm
forced, and my lord arose and tottered :
into the closet.
"A bed stood there still and some
gowns hung on the wall, and over the
bed one was lying, with cords twisted
about it. Then they looked closer and j
the maids began to scream, and one
nld wnmxn. whn!urfd ltft4!t
i had called out her name, and mr lord ;
turned his pale old eyes upon them like '
a ghost and said. God forgive me and 1
have merer on both their souls!' and !
held out his band to !e helped back to
his own room, which he never left
"It wasn't much they found only a
few bones antt an ornament or two, "but
it was plain that the girl had been tied
hand and foot and bound to the bed
and left there to dio if she were not :
murdered outright by the jealous lady.
As for the smile my ladv saw. lie talked
of that in a wandering kiud of way on
his death-lied. So it cam'! to Ihj known.
Hut ever since, sir, whenever there is
going to be misfortune in the family,
whoever sleeps here iu this room see
Rosette come out of her closet and
smile in the gla-ts. No oue ever sees her
face, ouly its reflection.
"She was seen before one young lady
it is two generations ago, "sir eloped
with a very iufet ior jK-rson.
"She was seen before my master's
father died, and before my musters
brother was killed at the Crimea- I
hope no trouble will follow now, sir."
T trust not," said the American.
"Perhajis it would be best not to uiea
s tiou this to any one."
j "Very welL'sir," said Thom its, and
1 left the room.
i As for the American, he slept else
where the next night. He had no ad
miration for ghosts, ereu the family
ghosts of noblemen, and he ha I no de
sire to see Rosette smile at him in the
glass again. The smiles of a phantom
of 200 years standing are more awe
some than bewitching. Evening
African Kiiglish.
English as she is wrote by
potentates on the west coast of
is intelligible, if not elegaut. A l
letter received here from the F
Conro savs that his majesty Kin
Machindu had lieen stealing the wives
of employes at the white trailing posts,
and otherwise cutting up in an unseem
ly manner. The Freuch administrator
sent him a stern and dictatorial mes
sage ordering him to transfer his royal
person to the French post for a palaver
and accounting. Thereupon the king
took his en in band and produced the
following forcible and deliant answer:
"I save English, me save Portuguise,
me save German, me no save French.
Dem Frenchmen he king for Coango,
me be king for Mayumba. Suppose
' them frenchman get palaver lor me,
t he lettr him come for my town."
j The Frenchman came for his town
' with a gunboat and a squad of soldiers,
; and the king suddenly took to the
woods, with all his people, looking
back now and then to see the smoke
! rising from his burning village. At
last accounts Moni Machindu had quit
letter-writiug, and was sadly rebuild
ing his village, convinced that his liter
ary attainments in this, instance had
been a positive detriment to him. N.
r. Sun.
Nimble Chinese Reporter.
The Chinese language as the natives
; U9e l hi3 great force, fluency, and di-
rection. It is practical as the nation is
practical, and those who use it are too
independent to abandou the sicech and
writing handed down to them through
so long a line of ancestors. It will lie
made the medium of instruction in
science and is very suitable for Incom
ing so. They have contractions for all
their characters which foreign students
do not trouble themselves to learn, but
the use of which in fact qualities the
Chinese to become shorthand reporters
of speeches in their own language.
They do not practice speech-making,
but if they did and, if the native news
papers formed a staff of shorthand re
porters they would not need to learn
any foreign system. They can report
' 1mte tast enough themselves with a
little practice, and they write the con-
tractions with wonderful quickness. ;
Their hand muscles are pliable, their :
fingers small, and the writing brush ',
they employ is an Instrument superior '.
in speed to the steel pen or the quill. ;
The scribes at an imperial audience
probably write all or nearly all that is
said. Scribes who are paid by the
piece get through a large amount of
copying in a short time. Yet let no
one expect a teacher who is paid by
the month to write fast. He has every
reason to be slow. But copyists, paid
o much for a thousand characters, try
naturally to transcribe as many thous
ands in a week as they can. The rapid
work of such copyists, esjiecially if they
are allowed to use contractions, favors
the conclusion that by using Chinese
characters spt'ci.ists could easily write
all that a good bpeaker says. As to
whether they could compete with the
quickest European stenographers may
perhaps soon be brought to trial iu
Japan, where many thousands are now
learning to write in the Roman char
acter. The new school will soon pro
ceed to add shorthand to Roman iza
tion, and then it will soon be decided
which is the best adapted for swift and
accurate reporting. A'orih China Her
ald. London Fogs.
It is proposed to light up horses
heads with electric light during fogs in
Keep pieces of chalk where the yonng
animals can lick them.
Cotton seed meal is too nitrogenous
to foe healthful food for pigs
The shelter that shuts out both pure
and cold air is not a profitable structure.
Evcrv animal must sneak for Itself.
d "" Us pedigree eau speak for its
The coining farmer w ill trust less to
his eyes and more to foot-rules and
The value of pedigree Is not in Its
Touching for ancestry, but iu its vouch
ing for offspring.
Rust and rot do more for the Imple
ment maker in winter than wear and
tear do in summer.
The Bohemian oats swindle has gone
East to grow up with thu country. If a
plajed out in the West.
The secrets of large yields always
and everywhere are rich soil, good
seed, anil thorough tillage.
The farmer who makes his own pork j
aud beef puts another liond on health
aud pays himtelf for so doing. j
White clover is said to be disappear-!
Ing in some of the Eastern States, but j
it Is more than holding its own in the;
Hoard estimates the annual consump- j
tion of bolter In this country to lie I.- i
000,000,000 pounds 2,73J,7-2G pounds
par day.
The Hessian fly Is said to have been
Introduced into England in the straw
In packing cases. If a a staud off
against the English sparrow.
In making men out of boys, and wo
men out of girls, consider that the
character of the material has something
; to do with how to cut to the best ad
: vantage.
A good crop of both corn and weeds ; ;
cannot be grown on the name ground j
at the same time, any more than two ;
railwav train can pass each other on '
the same track.
Running a dairy without a ther-;
tnometer is as inconvenient as running ;
a household without a timepiece. The '
good workman must have good imple
ments to produce the ln-st results.
Professor Wolf, of Germany, has;
demonstrated by careful experiments i
that clover obtains its ititrogeu from ;
the atmosphere: and that, iu facL all "
plants and the soil obtain their nitro-!
freti from that iuexhauslible source of
Professor Wiley regards sorghum
seed as second in food value to w heat
and snjierior to com aud oats. It i
being ground into flour for breakfast
pancakes, in which form it beats buck
wheat out of sight.
A Western New York horticulturist
produced a vigorous growth of Dela
ware grape ines and a large amount
of snjierior fruit by grafting the Dela
ware on Concord roots. The grafting
was done on oue year old roots.
A healthv food for glowing pigs may
be made, of boiled potatoes, w ith corn
meal and bran added, in proportion of
tire pounds meal and ten ounds bran
to a b'isiiel of iota toes. The latter
should be boiled t. consistency of this
The estimated cost of hauling 100
bushels of gr tin in a ;on over ordin
ary country road is t) cents a mile.
This fact illustrates the necessity and
money value of good roa;ls. The dif
ference in cost of haulin? is immensely
in favor of the good road.
It is not advisable to spread coarse
stable manure, full of betiding, on
niowin-land in winter or anv other
time of vear. Such manure as that is
! l I.." I 1 'I' I .
suitable only for plow-laud. Top-dress
ing for meadows sliouM alwais be iu
liiie, well-rotted condition, and be
spread evenly not left iu heaps.
The Xorthwert says that any com
munity which raises good draft horses
will be found prosjerous and progres
sive. When a half dozen or teu good
teams are put upon the market and
bring into the neighborhood from $3.
000 to S 000. it helps everybody c: 5t
ami drives the wolf from manv a door.
D. W. Kurt. In the Colorado Farm
er, computes that there is a los of
ft 00. 000, 000 ier annum in the United
States, caused by the horns of cattle,
in the death aud damage of cattle,
horses, sheep, and swine, and the loss
of food it takes to feed the horned ia
excess of wh it it takes to feed the
hornless animals. Besides this, there
is an average of 200 human beings jier
annum killed directly foy maddened
horned animals.
There is a possibility that careless
readers seeing so much in the paers
about abandoned farms just now, will
think that some sudden depression or
disaster has overtaken agriculture.
This is not so. The abandonment of these
farms has been going on. in some cases
for half a century. The general break
ing out of so much newspaper talk
does not imply that the causes are re
cent. Agriculture of 1889-90 is not
necessarily under a cloud because of
farms that were abandoned any w here
from ten to fifty years ago. X. E.
Professor Ladd, of the New York Ex
periment Station, says: 'One half of
the money now exjiended for commer
cial fertilizers is wasted, from a proper
lack of knowledge as to their use and
the needs of one's soil. With the tons
of nitrogen everywhere about us, con
stituting four-fifths of all the air. it
iteems there should be no need of pur
chasing this most expensive of all tho
fertilizing constituents required in
plant growth, and I believe the time
will come when by a proper system of
crop rotation and cultivation we shall
he able to draw our needed nitrogen
from nature's bountiful supply."
The low price of beef and dairy pro
ducts is causing more attention to be
paid to sheep, which in consequence
are growing scarcer. There is auother
reason in the great amouut of lilior a
herd of enwa make, whether their milk
be sold direct, or made into butter or
cheese. The old English rule was that
the keep of eight sheep equaled that of
one cow. Sheep are. however, more
delicate feeders, and will not thrive on
coarse stalks as well as cows will.
They are also close feeders in summer,
and on old pastures live where a herd
of cows would starve. On the ait her
hand, sheep in winter w ill not eat the
butts of cornstalks as closely as will
cattle. American Cultivator.
Professor Sanliorn. at the New York
Farmers' Institute, said: "Less than
a cent a ton a mile for freight, the
Suez Canal, the revolution of steaiu
; ship transportation, and the penelra-
i tion of the iron horse and of
tools into all quarters of the world '
. have made the earth competitors in :
one market. It is not now the East
, against the West.but Americans against t
the world against cheap labor, newer j
j fields, and a lower order of living. Our
, brainy farmers will hold their own
; order of living and free homes against :
the world, but only by a greater appli- j
cation of their own intelligence, of i
1 capital and labor, in a higher order of j
! farming in extensive farming, each j
acre being handled on the intensive :
I plan." j
A practical dairyman writing to the
N. Y. I'imes says a mistake is often
made in the use of hot water in clean
ing dairy utensils. Hot water makes
milk curd insoluble and hard and
tough, so that when utensils are scald
ed before they are thoroughly cleaned
from the remains of sour milk, the
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curd Is solidified in the pores of the
wood and becomes a permanent areut
! of mischief. Any alkali dissolves curd
i of milk; and after first well rising the
utensils, and especially the churn, with
j cold water, a solution of common soda
i or saleralus (carbonate of potash) may
j be very usefully employed to complete
! the removal of'al! traces of the sour
j milk. Then another rinsing with cold i
water mid -followed by cal.liug with j
boiiiii": wateraiH atimshingdashingol J
cold water, always pure, will compi
the wot k.
Details r An Inlorntlnc Kxtilbltloa Which
tin Wltnrsned la London.
A large and distinguished eompanv
of Englishmen assembled in the botani
cal theater of Unitcrsity College, Ion
don, recently, to witness the unrolling
of a mummy from Uper Egypt. This
mummy, the London liinr.t avs, "has
j for about a half centnry occupied a
; place in the college museum, but it is
j not known how it came into the posses- it 1 Iia will Imrit it.l It B'4d Ml h.mrtti
decided to unroll it. and Mr. l' A.
Wallis Budge. XL A. of the British
Museum, was requested to undertake
the task.
"The mummy was placed on a table
on the floor of the theater and loosely
covered w ith a cloth of hue linen of a
faded purple color, which had formerly
constituted its outer wrapping. Before
proceeding to perform the ojeration of
unrolling the mummy Mr. Budge made
some prefatory observations ou Egyp
tian mummies generally. He described
the principal methods of preserving the
human ImmIv by mummification aa three
in numler. The lirst process required
that l. e intestines should be extracted
and embalmed in four pots dedicated
to four gods. 'he body was then
soaked in natron for seventy days. At
the end of that time it was washed and
then carefully bandaged in hundreds of
yards of linen. By the second process
the intestines were simply dissolved
out by means of natron and then mum
mi lied. By the third process the body
was merely salted and put into a piu
Sometimes bitumen was used with
other substances to fill the cavity in
the body after the intestines had been
At the conclusion of his observa
tions. Mr. Budge proceeded to unroll
the mummy, which wad closely swathed
in scores ol yards of thick, "yellowish
linen of tine texture. The Lands of
lineu varied in width from four or five
inches to about a fooL Some of theni
were laid lengthwise along the liody,
others were w rapped round and round
it. At the beginning of the process of
. unrolling there was a very perceptible
sickly frtueli of aromatics. which, as the
work went on, gave place to a more
pronounced and decidedly disagreeable
odor. When a great part of the linen
had been remoted. black stains, caused
bv the bitumen, became apparent, and
I nearer to the foody the w rappiugs had
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suuered considerably from contact with
: this substance. Two smail pieces of
liueu with fringes were discovered in
j the course of the unrolling, and these
; bore inscriptions more or less impaired
. by the bitumen.
"When at last the coverings had
j been removed the body was found to
! be of a very dark brown color so tlark,
j indeed, as to be almost black. The
i skin, where it remained, was hart! and
j shiny, the arms and hands lay length
j wise" upon the abdomen.w bile the heart
j and intestines were placed beneath the
i knees. The features when disclosed
! stood out very clearly aud were those
I of a very handsome person, but the ses
I could not be determined. Glass ej-es
' had been placed in the bead and there
; was a liueu plug in the ear. Mr.
5 Budge, at the conclusion of his task.
I said that the mummy seemed to belong
' to a period about "800 years before
; Christ. It was filled with bitumen,
; and nearly all the flesh was destroyed
I in consequence. Tarts of the skin re
' mained upon the breast and the bones
s were still in fairly good condition. The
j intestiues, instead of being put in pots.
I as they usually were in the case of per
j sons of high birth, were placed beneath
; the legs.
"The persons conld not have been of
: very great importance because there
: was neither scarabtetis nor riug upon
the finger. The incision on the left
side was still found, and was one of the
; most interesting features iu the mum-
mv. The jiersou appeared to have been
' ca'tled Bek-Ruh or Bek-Rauef. The
! only inscription decipherable was the
; Dame of Osiris, folded over the part of
' the stomach dedicated to that god, aud
; a prayer for the heart of the deceased.
; There was another piece of linen bear-
j ing the date, but the year has been
1 obliterated by the bitumen. From the
qual.ty of the linen, its fineness of text-
ure, and Hit. fringes to the inscriptions
s the mummy must belong to the best
" period of Theban mummifying, prola
j bly the nineteenth dynasty. The in
i scriptions were written in the hierog
' lyphics. The mummy was about live
; feet three inches iu height.and was that
i of an Egyptian, probably one of the
: class corresponding to the lower middle
class of modern times. The body will
; undergo further examination by scien
; tilie experts."
An Kxile in Japan.
j We were joined at table by a foreign
J gentleman with high cheek-lxmes, yel
low face, and slanting eyes.and dressed
in the latest European fashion with
high collar, four-in-hand scarf, and
pointed shoes. He was very courteous,
and managed what little English he
used as skillfully as he dresses. And
he gave me a touch of the far East in
j the story of his being here; for he is
j under a cloud, an amiable exile whose
return to ms native lanu might involve
his being boiled in oil. or other ingeni
; ous form of death. For well aa he
j figured at luncheon with us. I hear that
he has been obliged to leave because of
j his having poisoned too many of his
' Kl,est: ue day at table, former
enemies oi nis, and Decause ol his
having despatched with the sword those
whose diger-lion had resitei his efforts
at conciliation. However this may be,
his extradition is demauded; to which
he objects and invokes Western ideas
of civilization, and protests that his
excesses have been merely political.
John La Farge. in The Century.
A Dress Grievance.
Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting are
beginning to murmur about a griev
ance. They only receive 300. and
are expected to appear ia new costume
at every dinner. The maids aie com
pelled to trim up theii old gowns in all
possible ways for the queeu has an
eagle eye for old dresses aud hate
A howling swell The boil on a mall
boy's neck.
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fteanon ftr ft-
The hoy of whom I w rite is never at
a loss to find something to o!serre.
says Fttre-st and Slrenm. Last year a
heavy shower caught him while 1m was
fishing. From his retreat he kept his
eye out to see whatever there was to
he seen, aud shortly ob-iervetl the
dragon flies, great anil little, settling
in the brook grass for shelter from the
rain. Before the shower was fairly
over he saw the cedar birds come and
drive the dragon flies from their covert,
hunting them do-n in all their lace
winged finery. The great three-inch
dragon flies, jwinted with black and
yellow, were too strong for the birds
but the little slender fellows done up
in fancy colors brown, green, bine,
and dusky became meat fur the hunt
ers. This falL when paddling up Cancora
gouiac stream, we saw birds sit
ting ont on the rush beds near the mid
dle of the stream. This was just after
a shower. Had they been catching
dragon flies? The boy was not there
to tell ns.
Some time ago I remonstrated with
him for throwing stones at a kingbird,
but I was told "that he was doing it
only to please the bird. True enough
it did please the bird. From his perch
on a high tree the kingbird euiealatevl
the curve of each stone, chattering his
defiance as the missiie whizzed by. ris
ing a few feet when he saw that it
came too near, ouly to settle again ia
the same place.
As it amused both bird and boy I al
lowed it to continue, and for several
days the kingbird returned daily to eu
joy the sport.
One could not be even the best of
boys and not sometimes enjoy hector
ing other creatures but frequently the
most distress is caused by the most in
nocent intentions. The boy is always
bringing home chippies" "and yontig
robins leaving the distracted parents
to mourn until their offspring is re
turned. One poor song sparrow doubt
less denounced him as a murderer be
cause he choked one of her yeliow-
motitheu nestlings by feeding it
straw berries against her expressed
wishes although the jury impaneled
on the case gave in an acquittal.
Once I knew him to catch in his
bands a full-grown yearling common
tern, perfectly able to" fir. i rom baby
hood this boy's ery has "leen for T?iim
sin live to play wiv." No matter what
the creature was a dog. a kitten (any
stray kitten was treated by him like a
priucess in disguise) a bird, a young
mouse, or even a toad.
The Algerian Women.
In Algeria every girl born of native
parents is tattooed on her forehead be
tween the eyebrows and just on the
root of the nose, with a cross formed of
several straight lines of small stara
running close together. These tattoo
marks are a dark blue color. Algerian
women are also considerably tattooed
on the back of their hands their fore
arms and chests, as well as on their
shoulders their wri.sts Leing especially
adorned with drawings representiug
bracelets and flowers strung together.
As a rule, women are the operators
and it is principally on children be--tween
the ages of 7 and 8 that they
have to exercise their art. They use
sometimes a needle, font more frequent
ly a Barbary fig-tree thorn. They em
ploy kohl as a coloring substance. It
is a kind of fine powder made fron
sulphur of antimony, which is also in
great request by the Algerian women
for the purpose, of face-painting.
Health Hints.
Don't shake a hornets' nest to see if
any of the family are at home.
"Don't try to take the right
from an express train at a
of way
Don't go near a draft. If a draft
comes towards you. run away. A sight
draft is the most dangerous.
Don't blow in the gun your grand
father carried in the war "of lSli. It
is more dangerous now than it was
Don't hold a wasp by the other end
while you thaw it out" in front of a
stove to see if it is alive. It is generally
Don'i try to persnade a bnll dbg
give up a yard of which he is ia pc
session. 1'ossession to a bull dog is t
points of the law.
Don't go to bed with vour boots on.
This is one of the most unhealthy
practices that a man. especially a mar
ried man, can be addicted to. Texas
Paper and Steel Car-Wheels.
Talking with a well-known railroad
man recently he told me that the papei
car-wheel "must go." and is going as
fast as possible. He characterized it
as a "Puiimau fad" which never had
anything like as much to recommend it
as was claimed. The future car-whee ,
will be steel-tired, as are the locC
drivers, the central portiou iron
yore. The tires wiil be run until they
show signs of becoming grooved, when
they will be planed to evenness again,
as in the case of their larger congeners, f
Another interesting thing about car-
wheels (of course, those used in the ;
passenger service only are referred to)
is that the No. 5. or big wheel unc r
the Pullmans and Wagners is to
replaced by the No. 8, or smaller ?i -;
Various reasons are given fo'"-. .
change, greater safety and & '
sistance to wear and tear bein. - T
cipai ones. St. FaiU Fioaet 2