The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898, June 27, 1890, Image 1

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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.
NO. ,16.
North River's Stupendous Railway
Mexico's Preference to Anii!xatitn
the I'Bitfd States.
A sponge eight feet in circumference
5s on exhibition at a store iu Sew
A young lady at Dayton. Tenn., has
died of hydrophobia caused by the bite
of a cat.
D' Albert, the pianist, is a strict vege
tarian and eats an enormous number
of apples.
A youth of eighteen at Bavshire, L.
I., has become insane from the excess
ive use of cigarettes.
Last year Germany granted only 8.
921 patents, against England's 9,779,
and 20,420 in the United States.
The Royal College of Physicians has
passed a resolution that the medical
curriculum should be extended to live
years instead of four.
William Greer, who is engaged in
the cattle business on the Canadian
River, Deer Fork District, Texas, shot
and killed a white deer recently.
A one-legged tramp who jumps on
and off trains with the agility of a cir
cus actor, is known to the train hands
of every railroad in Pennsylvania.
The Prince of Wales has become
much more careful in his habits, lie
has given up cigarettes, and never
drinks anything until after 6. o'clock.
The entire French army is to be
armed with a new helmet. It is of
nickeled copper, with a cockade, worn
for the first time by the French soldier,
upon the top.
The prices of camphor and gum
promise to rise. The German govern
ment is making gigantic purchases of
these articles for the manufacture of
smokeless powder.
J. Ramom de Ibarrola. of Mexico, is
traveling in this country. He is an
engineer of the Mexican Government,
He says that "Mexico would rather
have the devil than annexation."
Edward Bellamy avers that to him
one of the strongest proofs of the
strength of his Nationalistic theories is
that they are beginning to be most
vigorously condemned in many quar
ters. Oliver Wendell Holmes has taken to
a peculiar course of life. He always
retires at the same hour, eats dinner in
the middle of the day and walks at
least two miles every twenty - four
According to a recent paper read le
fore the French Academy of Science
the temperature at the top of the Eiffel
tower is frequently much higher than
at the ground, though the contrary, as
a rule, is to be expected. .
Lydia Bacon, of Sudbury, Mass., who
has just been cut off in her 103d year,
attributed her longevity to hard work,
plenty of exercise, plain living, and
reading enough to keep the mind in
peace with the body's vigor. '
A Florentine millionaire, the Mar
quis Carlo Guigneoni, has just pur
chased the far-famed island of Monte
Cristo. He has started to build a castle
there, with a villa on the seashore and
a hermitage in oue of the most retired
A Berlin professor while dissecting
a shark recently found in its stomach a
dolphin weigliiug 128 Kunds, forty
three fish, a decomposed seal, a human
arm and four human legs. . Not h with
standing, this feed,'" the brute was
probably after a bait when he was cap
tured. If the
stapendons railway bridge
across the North. River at Sew York is
constructed, as contemplated, the
trains will run at a great height above
the house tops of Jersey City and will
span the stream at a height sufficient
for the highest-masted vessel to pass
t - farmer living in the southern part
of Douglas Countv', Kansas, has ..s
covered a vein of marble and granite
alout thirty feet in thickness and about
twenty-feet below the surface. Suc
cessive strata developed different col
ors, beginning with a mottled gray and
running through a bluish, piuk, blue,
red and clear white.
It is a fact well known to pigeon
fanciers that the two eggs laid by pig
eons almost invariably produce male
and female. Some curious experi
ments as to which of the eggs produce
the male and which the female have
resulted in showing that the first egg
laid is the female and the second the
The oldest lawsnit on record is now
being tried in the Russian court at St.
Petersburg. It was brought 500 years
ago against the city of Kamonez-Podoisk
by the heirs of a dead nobleman to re
cover many thousand acres of his
estate which had been confiscated by
the municipality. The written testi
mony is said to weigh forty-live tons.
Dumas fils has .begun to publish a
series of hitherto unpublished maxims
oi nis. xne ursi is as ioiiows: nen
Life appears as God has made it there
is nothing left but to thank Him for
having instituted Death." The last is:
Woman, according to the Bible, was
the last thing created by God. He
must have made her on a Saturday
night, for the work shows signs of
Paul White, a prosperous ranchman
at Rocky Ford, Col., about a month
ago advertised for a wife, giving an ac
curate description of himself and his
surroundings, etc. His mail has been
so heavy ever since that it has been
necessary to pnt it in barrels at the
post office, and Mr. White was com
piled to bring his farm wagon to town
to haul it home. He has not yet made
a selection.
K It is narrated in Boston, where he
-died, that just before he died, Alonzo
Stoddard, the operatic baritone, elee
iiitied his attendants and others in the
-lospital by sitting up and singing one
. of his favorite solos. "'He never sang
w ith more feeling or with more beauty
.of tone. The song was sung from be
ginning to eud, the last notes died
Way and just as they ended the singer
'ell back in hjs-trsrf dead."
' "'m Hiereare -many Americans," says
ward Everett Hale, 4who forget, or
rhaps never knew, that there are in
is country towns and villages where,
. Tactically speaking, there is no crimi
''iLxslass, and no class of paupers. The
J4ii;?e of correction in many a county
America is empty half the time.
here is manv a uoor-hotise in New
JUed where tkev take Summer
boarders because they have no one
else to take."
A good storv is told of Rev. John W.
Cliadinan, a Vermont boy, who is do
ing missionary work in the interior of
Alaska. At his request a saw-mill was
recently sent to him to supply a press
ing need. While on the vessel that
carried it up the Yukon to its destina
tion one of the men on board asked:
"Have they a man to run this saw-mill
np there "at Auvik?" The answer
came: ''Xo, but that minister is a
One woman has made the silk gowns
of the Justices of the United States Su
preme Court for the past forty years,
and she gets $l(H) for each one of them.
They are all .made alike, the only dif
ference being in the material, the
Chief Justice wearing black Chinese
satiu, while his associates are robed in
black silk. The Chief Justice always
wears a new gown when he swears in
a President. The new gown is always
subject to a good deal of criticism by
the older Justices, and its tit is closely
seami eiL
If Henry George, the apostle of so
cial reform, wero jienniless to-morrow,
he would have very little difficulty iu
getting employment as a typewriter.
Several years' practice have enabled
him to attain such speed on the in
strument as would put hundreds of
professionals to the blush. A friend
had occasion to call upon Mr. George
at his house, on Nineteenth street, re
cently, and was surprised to learn that
he did very little work with the pen,
all his literary work, business letters
and eveu his private correspondence
being typewritten.
Inflaenre Wielded ty the Rnral Press
Ail vantages and Responsibilities.
There is a place and an opportunity
not to lie despised for the country
newspaper worker, and with this, as
with every large opportunity, a serious
obligation to careful, thorough, hon
est work, writes El win A. Start, in the
AV7 England Magazine. It is not
too much to say there is no better field
for an intelligent, well-equipped man
of large sympathies and vigorous per
sonality than the editorial chair of a
country newspajier, nor is there a posi
tion which places upon a man greater
duties to the community in which be
The editors of the great metropolitan
newspapers rest on the heights of im
personal journalism, flinging their
thunderbolts with a freedom born of
almost entire personal irresponsibility;
and while the thnuderlolts are in great
part shattered on the rocks below, the
country editor walks with the multi
tude in the valley, gives the weight of
his personalty to the impersonal words
of his paper, which come to the people
like the warm handclasp of a friend,
measures his words in accordance with
the peculiarities of his constituents.and
influences the thought and feeling of
hundreds where the thunderbolt of the
unapproachable Jove strikes one.
It was a successful country editor in
a thriving Massachusetts town who sagely remarked that, if he were
a candidate for' office, and must take
bis choice between the combine! sup
jiort of the metropolitan dailies and
that of the country press, he would
choose the latter," and accept with
equanimity the hostility of his city
brethren. " Every country editor knows
that he was right. The" great dailies,
so-called, are received in the abstract
as venders of the world's news. Their
resources in this direction are great
and cannot in the nature of things !e
rivaled by those at the command of
country papers of limited circulation.
But the country paper comes closer
to the hearts of the people at large, it
is more thoroughly read, and it has an
influence the greater because it is one
of the subtle, unrealized, every-day
forces of life. It is held rigidly to -account
for the honesty and fairness of
its utterances. It cannot palm on up
on its readers what are known in the
Lslang of the newspaper fraternity as
lakes:" it must le reliable hist oi ah.
Neither can it violate moral decency to
any marked extent and prosper, as can
its neighbors in the great cities. In
most communities, in New England, at
least, its constituency is largely found
in the churches, and" will not tolerate
The country newspaper stands to
dwellers outside the large cities in the
place of a friend and regular home
visitor, and it is essential above ail
things that it maintain the good char
acter aud good breeding that are re
quired of other friends, if it would
keep warm its welcome in the home
The Cruiser San Francisco.
A rather curious illustration of th
superstitions belief in signs and omen!
is just seen in the opposition to the
name given the new cruiser launched
at the San Francisco navy-yard. In
honor of that city it had been decided
to call the ship San Francisco, but nc
sooner was the name announced than
the navy department began to get let
ters by the bushel, declaring that it
was an omen of bad luck, and the ves
sel thus named would inevitably go to
bottom with all on board. The source
of this superstition nobody appears to
know. There are no records of naval
disasters on which it might have been
.... . . " . . .
based. W natever it was founded on.
had no influence with Secretary
Tracv. who threw the letters in the
wasle.basket, aud telegraphed the of
ficials at Mare's island to stick to the
name San Francisco. The cruiser i?
now afloat under that name, and the
cranks are probably on the lookout foi
the news of a great marine disaster.
Not long ago says a N. Y. Star writer,
I met George Arstingstall, one of the
greatest animal tamers ever known.
In speaking of the recent escapades
of elephants in this country and abroad
he said: People are painfully ignor
ant about these brutes and imagine
them docile, affectionate, kind, gen
erous, brave, and grateful, when they
are almost the very opposite. They
form rough attachments to each other,
to dogs, and sometimes to horses, but
to human beings never. They are
cowardly, cruel, selfish, and thank
less. The females are better than the
males. The latter invariably grow
moody, morose, and murderous as they
age. and finally have to be shot. The
she elephants "become cruel, clumsy,
aud unintelligent, but seldom danger
ous. Neither male nor female deserves
the affection in which they are held by
the public.'' - - - - -
The Gold Product of 1889-
During 1889 slightly over $100,000.
000 worth of gold'has been dug from
the earth on the four continents; the
largest quanthy came from Australia,
California, and south Africa. Africa is
looking up.
Success, ul Suits Against the South
ern Pacilie.
Uailrmul News. (inod Fruit Prospects.
Benton County,
Diphtheria is
Or., has a paint mine,
prevalent at Colfax,
Many Oregon farmers have three crops
of wheat on hand.
Columbia River b ifit-growers have an
abundant vield this season.
M. F. Davis, a IVUOJfMmtv 1
uated last week .f,&'rst Point.
Portland is promised a wedding in a
balloon ascension for the Fourth.
The Taeoma Crarker factory was en
tirely destroyed by tire June 15th.
The time consumed by the great
Blythe contest lias reached sOO hours, so
far. : ...
j John t rth, a Southern (begun pioneer,
j died at bis home in Jacksonville, June
j Sth.
j A recent tire at Kittle it Co.'s oil works
j in Sail Francis o caused a loss of $10,-
McComhs, the Seattle forger, has leen
sentenced to five yeais in the peniten
tiary. California Isvrs carried off some of the
highest honors at Harvard College this
A half million dollars has been sent
from Oregon to California this spring for
beef cattle.
Frederick Moresi was crushed to death
at Spokane Falls recently by a heavy
case of piate glass.
Linn County ho-growers w ill make
money this year Preparations are lie
inje made now to harvest the crop.
The coast defense vessel Monterey anil
cruiser San Francisco, teing built in San
Francisco, will soon Ik completed.
Bozeman & Holland, wholesale liquor
dealers at Butte, Mont., have made an
assignment. Liabilities, about $40,0t0.
San Francisco is n-ing every effort to
see that the California display at the
World's Fair is as complete as possible.
A committee of German dairymen will
visit Oregon this summer for the pnrjose
of securing locations t for German col
onies. A railroad smashup in Montana, June
loth, killed the hrukeman, injured two
others, and killed and crippled 8iK)
The f ntire jiolice hvee, from the chief
to the jailer, lias Iieen dismissed by the
cit council of El Psiso, for want of confi
dence. Professor D. T. Stanley, of Monmouth,
has sold out and gone to Chicago. Tl is
probably ends the State Normal School
Emanuel Redding of North Cove,
Vab., killed a cougar recently measur
ing 7 feet I) inches in length and weigh
ing 150 pounds.
The San Francisco Chronicle cele
brated its t wenty-tiftb anniversary by an
opening of its new building the evening
oi the ltith inst.
Commencement exercises of the Uni
versity of O;egon closed last week and
were the most interesting in the history
of the institution.
The fruit crop of Southern Oregon is
said to he the finest ever grown. Ash
land will ship more fruit than ever lie
fore, and has prospects for two large can
neries. The City Council of I.os Angeles have
inset te I a clause in street-work con
tracts prohibiting the employment of all
aiier.8, or otners not citizens of Ijoh An
In puits against the Southern Pacifie
Company, lioth the widow of Engineer
Miller, and administrator of the estate
of Fireman Guthrie, have been awarded
damages of $5,000 and f.'j.Om, at Salem.
Tlie supreme court of California has
rendered a decision reversing the judg
ment of the lower con it granting alimony
and counsel fees to Sarah Althea Sharon
in her well known divorce suit against
William Sharon.
Mount Shasta's is disappearing. On
its east side there are indications of con
siderable commotion and large quanti
ties of smoke and vapor are rising.
Quite' an excitement prevails among the
people in its vicinity.
A young man named Fred Chse. and
a young fifteen-year-old girl left their
home in Ashland, Oregon, on Friday
night, June 3th. A warrant has been
issued for the arrest of Close on the
charge of kidnapping.
In San Francisco, the morning of the
14th, Mrs. Dora Gamma, aged 10, while
while trying to light a fire w ith coal oil,
was burned to death. The servant girl,
in attempting to save the unfortunate
woman, was severely burned.
Three camps, numbering 1,00.1 work
men of the Northern Pacific, Union
Pacific and Port Townsend Southern are
at work on railroads at Olympia, Wash.
The latter camp is driving 18,000 piles at
deep water on the west side terminal.
Dr Calvin B. Gardiner, John Frazer
and a loy named Full were crossing the
river at Spokane Falls, June 15th, when
the ferry loat capsized. Fraster managed
to swim ashore, but the doctor and the
loy were carried over the falls and
d i owned.
Captain William Warren, one of the
most prominent, fruit growers of Santa
Clara Valley, Cat., died suddenly June
14th. lk'alh is supKsed to have been
caused by eating canned oysters which
were jioisoned. Captain Warren was
the first white settler in Japan in 1S50.
Work on the magnificent Crocker
building to lie erected in San Francisco,
will begin about July 1st. The building
will lie eleven stories high and made of
sandstone. The trimmings will lie of
terra cotta. It will cost a million and a
half dollars. ......
- Two children of Michael Kirby, a
teamster li vnri-i;aji Francisco, while
playing with matches if a large dry
goods box set fire to straw and ottier Sic
flammable material in it, and liefore the
younger one aged 4l- years, could lie
rescued was burned to death.
A PRETTY CIRL'S INFLUENCE. Ileantr Is I I Mixed In ths
Fulling of Teeth.
'When a man's afraid,
A bemiUtiil muiil
Is a uharinliiK lglit to see."
That Is what vott heard the maiden
sing in 'The Mikado," says a New
York letter to the Boston Herald. She
was telling about a capital punishment
which she had witnessed and her
declaration that the doomed man just
liefore losing his head ga.ed upon her
pretty face for courage was always
taken as a Gilbert fantasy. But tiie
idea is actually put into practical use
in the largest New York establish
ments where teeth are extracted under
laughing-gas. I have been there two
or three times and have watched this
feature of the business with amused in
terest. Now, as yon mar readily know
laughing-gas renders tlie oatient ob
livious but not insensible, lie feels all
that is done to him and ofteu makes a
lot of fuss about it, but upon awaken
ing he can recall nothing that has hap
pened. It is when tne "man's afraid"
that the 'beautiful maid" is placed be
fore him as 'a charming sight to see."
In other words, while the strong-armed
dentist stands at one side of the vic
tim's chair with the gas-bag ready for
him to breathe out of a girl with au
amiable, pretty face takes a position
close to the opposite arm. She gazes
sympathetically yet smiling into his
face. She isn't coquettish about it. It
may be described as a sort of cousinly
smile that is, somewhere between a
sisterly grin and an ogle, with no tie
of consauguinity in it. As the man
breathes iu the gits and loses his senses
the last fading visiou is that of the
girl's encouraging face. The practical
value of this device lies in the fact
audi have this on the authority of the
boss of the place that a gooilly pro
portion of the patients would become
obstreperous and violent while under
the influence of the gas but for the ef
fect of the girl's presence. That may
seem like nonsense, but iu practice it
proves to be good sense. Wheu the
man awakeus he finds his guardian
angel is still there, aud he departs feel
ing, I suppose, that she has takeu a
deep and poignant iuterest in his par
ticular case.
Critic in Small Times.
Stnart Robson says that in nil his
traveling exerieuces the most diffident
and pessimistic writers he has found
to be in the small towns. He says that
in conversation with him one of them
would say. ''Yes, Mr. Bobson, 'The
Henrietta.' has its stronjr points aud
may be all right for Chiniro or New
York, but, you see, Dubuque . is
peculiar." Another class of embryo
Nym Crinkles would say that The
Henrietta" was a good play, but it
hardly came up in interest to "Across
the Continent" and others of that ilk.
One of the most amusing exper
iences Mr. Crane ami myself ever had
with newspaper men was in Indian
apolis. said Mr. Robson, while talking I
on this subject yesterday, "You would
naturally think that in a town of that
size a critic would have to know his
business. But this fellow was sadly
inefficient. We presented The Corned v
of Errors" there anil the public is well
aware that we worked on it for years
before it was ever produced. But we
failed to impress the man in question
at all favorab'y. He disliked our act
ing, that of the rest of the company,
and said that the play had beeu better
presented many times in Indianapolis.
Now, any one who is at all versed in
theatrical annals knows that Bob
son and Crane have Iieen the only
ones to present it in America in
the last ten rears, and that it was
never done but very little before
that. Hang it,' said Mr. Crane, 'what
is the matter with the fellow? I don't
mind bis finding fault with us, but we
have a pretty good company. I'll go
and see him. So Mr. Crane went. "I
don't like your notice at all, sir,' he
said to him. You say vou have seen
the play done better. Vho has done
it better?' The critic evidently dis
liked being pinned down, and said
evasively: Oh, lots of people.' 'But
who?' Baid Crane. 'Name some of
them. Well, Janauschek. said the
jay. Crane has a keen sense of the
ridiculous, but he was too much dis
gusted to laugh on this occasion."
Minneapolis inottne.
Parental Pride.
Ilerr X. is much given to spending
his time at the clul-room indulging to
excess in what is poetically called the
'flowing bowl." Curtain lectures have
no effect on him. as he does not quit
carousing until he gets through.
Not long since, while thus enjoying
himself, a messenger arrived iu hot
Herr X.," said he, 'there is a girl
at your house."
"Tell her to go away. What hare I
got to do with the girls? 1 am a re
spectable married man."
But I mean a baby girl."
What! Left an tufant at my door?
Send it to the police station. Nobody
can blackmail me."
But it is your own. Mrs. X. lias
presented yo
O, she ha
otl with a girl baby. &
as, has she? Uiat sjserv
kind 'of her. Well, boys. I guess I'll
have to put up a couple of bottles on
that news."
And he didn't go home at all that
night. Texas Si flings.
A Forgotten Senator.
Ex-Senator Tabor's luck seems to
cling to him. Another girl to the
house of Tabor. It is said there was a
corner on cut flowers the day follow
ing the advent of the little stranger,
and that most of them found their way
to the mansion on Capitol Hill. This
good fortune and a rise of two and one
half points in Matchless" induced the
Senator's warmest smiles. The evil
predictions of a few years since that
Tabor's luck was on the wane and that
he would soon be as poor as in the old
corner-grocery days of Leadville seem
in a bad way to be. verified. Denver
As to Finger-Nails.
The fashionable finger-nail is said
to be longer aud more pointed than
Adapted Quotations.
Ougtit the children of tlie gas meter
accountant to be blamed if they can't
tell the truth? Just as the tree lies,
the twigs are inclined to, too, j-ou
"One small turkey stuffed just
enough is better than "two ducks that
need so much dressing," she sighed, as
she was serving up the gobbler, aud
stopped long enough to apply the ma
ternul slipper to her useful twins.
- look out overhead," shouted the
bad liov. aStmrktu'd a stone at Dudev
bad w v. aaTTTF-lw'
Von hoodies'
Vn Press. I
Another Trans-Continenlal Railroad
lo San Francisco.
New Jersey towns are lieing terrorized
by While Caps.
The site of the World's Fair will be on
the lake front in Chicago.
Seventy persona were noisoncd recent
ly at St. Jacob, 111., by eating ice cream.
Many lives have Iieen lust
and Iowa by cyclones since
the month.
in Indiana
the tirM of
A twine trust in Iowa, which cost the
farmers many thousand dollars last yeur,
has been broken.
Christopher A. Buckley, California's
well known blind Militici:m, was married
in Boston June ltith to Miss .Annie Hur
ley. A Birmingham, Ala., Sunday school
picnic ended in a fight iu which one man
was killed and two othets dangerously
The stock of the Union Sin k Yaids
and Transfer Company of Chicago, is re
porleil to have In-eu sold to an English
An explosion of the deadly fire-. lamp
took place in a I'ermsvlvania coal mine
near Dunbar, thirty-two miners losing
their lives.
During a storm at Glennwood, Iowa,
the brick moke stack at the institution
of the teeble minded fed through the roof,
crushing lour inmates.
The National Furniture Manufacturers'
association, in session at Chicago, has
ordered an advance iu prices July 1st.
Tne next meeting will I e held in Bos
ton. It is said that the Louisiana lottery
eople are gaining ground. '1 he opH
nents of tlie lottery attribute this result
to the lavish use ul money, w hich has
Iieen going on.
While a vagrant named Thomas Wat
ers w as working out a sentence on a rock
pile ut Alton. III., he received word that
iie was heir to fs,o00 left hint by an un
cle in F.ngland.
The oriental Mills Comjnuiy of Provi
dence, it. 1., has made an assignment.
The firm lecame embarrassed a mouth
ago. Tbeie are unsecured debts of f :U5,
(MN) and quick assets valued at $ 1:14,0110.
The papers transferring 473,(i4W acres
of land has heen delivered by the Sac
ami Fox Indians in Indian Territoiy.
The a'lotment of lands iu severalty to
the Indians w ill be made iu the next
sixty days.
Bev. Father ijiiigley, nastor of St.
Francis de fales Catholic church of To
ledo, Ohio, has lufii indicted by the
grand itirv '"fur misdemeanor for
neglecting to report pupils to
the board
of education."
Kaiser, arrested on a charge of plat ing
the alleged dynamite Ninth under the
Uaymaiket monument at Chicago, has
sued the superintendent and other offi
cials of the jlie department for dam
ages for false arrest.
Frank W. Mcllvain, cashier of the Sul
phur 1 Vposit Bank of Sulphur, Ky., is
missing, and so is Mrs. Ilttie Wat kins,
wife of the leading botes keejH-r of Sul
phur. Aliout fI0,0.H). of the batik's
money is also missing.
Jim Turner and Fil Face were killed
and Hob Stapleton wounded in Iee coun
ty, Va., in a fight lietween tlie sberitl'V
1osse and a crowd of the Turners from
larlem, Ky. The trouble was caused
by the shooting of a dog.
It is now generally conceded in Wash
ington that the session of congress will
last through August and probably until
the middle of r-cptcmlier, and tbeie are
some who predict that it will lie October
before final adjournment.
Wharton F.arker of Philadelphia, ha
organized a great c American and F.uro
pean banking company w ith a capital of
ifll.'iJM.O.OOO, one half of which is to lie is
sued at once. The company will conduct
a general financial business.
Fx-F'-esident Hayes is said to lie worth
nearly $1 ,000.000, the greater poition of
which he has accumulated since his re
tirement from the White House. Who
says that farming esjecially that part
of it w hich relates to chickens does not
Mark B. Kerrs, who has within the
pai-t few vears done considerable to)c-
graphical surveying in Oregon, has been
sent to survey tlie region of Southeastern
Alaska. His intentions are to ascend
Mount St. F.lias if possible. His party
will consist of about thirty men.
A construction tram collioeil with a
freight train on the St. Lcuis, Keokuk ic
Northwestern on a curve near Hannibal,
Mo. Firemen Arthur Taylor and Harry
Nelson were scalded to death, and sev
eral other trainmen were seriously in
The I biggin sale of horves took place
in New York, June ltith. L. J. Hose
Isinglit seven for $10,400, and Pierre lxr-
ilhtrd about a score in all, the highest
price being the Katrine colt for $0,000.
Taken as a whole the sale was a grand
Speaking of the arrest of two female
base ball teams at Danville, 111., for play
irg ball on Sunday, the New York
Wot Id regrets that the law does not for
bid girls playing ball on week da s
This suggests an idea. It should be
made a lienitentiary offense to play 1 all
the way the St. Paul team does.
The prosiecttis of a newly projected
trans-continental railway has just been
issued in Washington. The road is to
mn from Norfolk, Va., through Virginia,
Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkan
sas, Indian Territory and Texas, to Isci
lita, N. M.. where it will make connec
tions with lilies running to San Fran
cisco. Thomas J. Herbert, a wealthy young
farmer, and .lames Boyd, the twenty-year-old
son of District Attorney Boyd,
of Brenensville, Tenn., quarreled over a
hog. Boyd struck young Herliert, and
the latter armed himself and gave chase.
Both were well mounted, and a running
fight waB kept up for two miles. Vlen
both revolvers were empty Herliert fell
from bis saddle dead. .
Chief Kngineer Kendrick," of the
Northern Pacific, awarded the contract
for building the company's new passen
ger dejiot at Spokane Falls June 5th,. to
Decks & Witbeck of St. Paul. The C m
tract price is $4'),0i)0. The building is to
be of pressed brick, with brown stone
trimmings, aud two stories high. Its di-
mensions are to tie i( dv .hi lie;,
l O.I , l
ct; u me niouertt linj'rove-
How Jim Crow, it Washington Notoriety,
Turned an Honest l'ennjr.
In a dilapidated little hovel near the
riverfront dwells a character well
known to certain strata of Washing
ton's society, as Jim Crow. Jim is a
thief, and will, a he states, steal any
tlitujr from a chicken to a locomotive.
In this city, where his light-fingered
habits have become well-ktiown to the
police he confines himself under
protest, however to chickens, and the
floor of his hut is covered w ith feathers
seteral inches thick. Feathers being
a marketable commodity, as well as
distinguishing marks by which irate
chicken-fanciers can sometimes identi
fy their fowls, Jim picks his birds be
fore selling, and carjiets his residence
with their feathers until a stifficiont
quantity is obtained to-make it worth
while to sell them.
Jim's former grazing grounds were
in Baltimore county, Md.. where his
ostensible business was that of a huck
ster; but his u.itural love of refined as
sociations and architectural beauty, as
well a tro close an acquaintance with
the minions of law in Bal'more coun
ty, led him to select thu capital as his
future home. And then. too. Jim hav
ing grown old in iniquity, is growing
old in vears, and finds more pleasure in
gathering around him appreciative
listeners, ami telling them the stories
of his former escapades, than of re
enacting them. lie tells with great
humor and expression how, when a
young snd an enterprising huckster,
desirous of making as fine an apjiear
ance Is-fore the public as possible, he
exchanged the rickety and battered
wheels of his cart for the more preten
tious ones of a neighbor's vehicle while
that unfortunate man was taking a
drink in a country tavern. He also
dealt in cattle other jieople's cattle
which he sold to the slaughter-houses
in Baltimore.
Once w hen fortune had been frown
ing upon his efforts and his iiockets
were empty, he conceived and carried
out the bold scheme of visiting the
vanls of "one of the slaughter-houses.
stealing therefrom a tine black bull
with a w hite star on his forehead: cov
ering the white mark with a handful of
tar, aud selling the animal to its right
ful owner, who did not discover the
theft u mil he had cut the bull up into
One of Jim's liest efforts was planned
while sojourning one Summer in the
Baltimore county jail. His term was
tiearing its end, ami he was revolving
in his fertile brain what to do with his
liberty after olitaininir it. He had j
sccrcied in Ms cell, w hich he w ished to
invest at the highest possible rate of
interest. His iuienuitv did not fail
him, and lie determined to escape aud
take with him two of his fellow-prison
ers. With this object in view he went j
to work, and after much labor dis
placed enough brk-ks from the wall of
ids cell to perm it of egress. He then j
permitted the two men he had selected
lo discover his plot. They, of course,
insisted iiMin accompanying him. and
after much hesitation, and only upon
their threatening to turn informers, he
consentetl, ami iroceelet to enlarge
the hole in the wall iu order that one
of the men a large, fat fellow could
creep through. On the night fixed the
three prisoners, w ith soft and cat-like
tread, stole through the prison walls.
md soon breathed the sweet air of
freedom. Thev made for the woods.
aud there Jim outlined to them his
plau of opcratious. He gave them
money enough to go to Havre de Grace,
telling them to meet him at a certain
point near that station two days later,
w hich two days he would siM-nd iu en-
tleavor'uig to replenish their treasury
in a manner w hich he declined to ex
plain. The men agreed, and after seeing
them safely oil Jim yvent to a friend's
house and waited for the reward which
he knew would be offered for the ap-prehen-ion
of himself and his compan
ions. T he next day Misters were stuck
up evcr where offering foOO reward for
the capture of the escaped prisoners.
J in thereupon sent a note to theSheriff
and made an nppoiutment with him.
When the Sheriff came he delivered
himself up and offered to tell where his
companions vlere if the Sheriff would
share the reward with him and give a
solemn assurance that his term would
not be lengthened. This arrangement
was agreed to.and Jim sent the officers
to Havre de Grace with directions how
and where to fiud -the tyvo men, and
then returned to jail, served out his
term, and left with f'-i.-iO and a thos
ough contempt for the guilelessness of
the chumps he left behiud. Washing'
ton 1'oxl.
Hat Flirtation.
Wearing the hat squarely on the
head signifies 'I love you madly."
Other styles of usiug the hat have these
meanings: -
Tipping it over the right ear My lit
tle brother has the measles.
Fulling it over the eyes You must
not recognize me.
Wearing it over the back of the head
Ta. ta; awfully awful.
Taking it off and brushing it the
wrong way My heart is busted.
Holding it out iu the right hand
Lend me a quarter.
Leaving it with your uncle Have
been to a church fair.
Throwing it to a policeman I love
your sister.
Using it as a fan Come and see my
Carrying a brick in it Your cruelty
is killing me.
Kicking it upstairs Is the old man
Kicking it down-stairs Where is
your mother?
Kicking it across the street I am en
gaged. Hanging it on the right elbow Will
call ti-niglit
Hanging it on the left elbow Ain
badly left.
Putting; it on the ground and sitting
on it Farewell forever. Halter and
Footprints of Prehistoric Monsters.
A reminder of the gigantic footprints
of prehistoric monsters in the red sand
stone of the Portland quarries ou the
Connecticut river has been presented
to the Trinity college cabinet here by
Erastus Brainard Bulke.ley of the class
of 'DO. It is a large slab of Portland
sandstone, 11 1-2 by 2 feet and 5 1-2
indies thick, having four well defined
footprints of the moodii species. This
huge uu im al is Supposed to have walked
chiefly on its hind feet, rarely touching
its forepaws to the ground, and these
footprints, having extreme measure
ments of about 18 by 20 inches, were
all made b- the hind feet.
While the slab is said to be by no
means equal to the famous one at Yale
e, ei her in size or beauty. vtt it
a superb addition to old TtVUtv'a
cabinet. iiUivurci Special to Ine Ar.
El Rio Kev
from I he
The I'osMlile End if Prize Fielding in
Piof. W. Oldriere walked half a mile
on the water at Fairview, Md., on June
Jake Kilrain will quit fighting and te
siime bis former profession as an oars
man. La Blanche lias at last pnt np bis de
Ksit of frul to meet Young Mitchell on
the 27th inst.
The $20,000 purse fonght for by Sulli
van and Kilrain was the rwond' largei.t
ever fought for.
Fetor Jackson and Jack Ashton were
not allowed to box at the Oiiera House,
San Francisco, June 2nd.
The National league lme ball players
claim that the Brotherhood is already
flying its signal of distress.
John L. Sullivan announces that lie
will temporarily retire from the ring and
liecome a member of the dramatic pro
fession. Saunders, tlie Fnglisb tennis cham
pion, defeated Petfitt, the American, in
London, June liith, for the national
A party of 150 German sharpshooters
left New York recently to attend one of
the greatest shooting matches ever taken
place at Berlin. j
Jack Dempsey says be will make a
match with any Knglish middle-weight,
and is illing to toss for choice of coun
try in which to fight.
Dwyer's two-year-olds, notwithstand
ing the big fancy prices they paid for
them as yearlings, have been decided
failures thus far this year.
As a rule, from a racing point of view,
there is very little difference in the
seasons in Australia. Horses are kei
racing from one year's end to another.
John C'larkson is drawing a $10,0 .K)
salary from tlie Boston league Club as
pitcher, hut ow ing to a had leg. can do
nothing to earn it except to sit on the
The 25 mile bicycle road race at Hil
ton, N. J , on Mar ."'.Oth, was witnessed
by 4,W s.ectators. F. W. Murphr and
W. Van Wagner won the prizes for the
lasiest net nine male.
Arab, the Canadian race horse, owned
by -George Forbes, of New York, for
merly of Woodstock. Canada, won a race at the New York Jockey
Club, on June 2nd, in 1 :27.l4'.
Although August Belmont's Fides won
the Tolioggan Slide Handicap anil beat
the record for six furlongs 1 :10l4 Oer
aldine. w ith a careful, competent jockev,
can et lise Fides" record. Watch arid
In the competition on the grounds of
the Staten Island Athletic club for the
individual general athletic champion
ship, Alex Jordan, N. Y. A. C, was de
clared the champion amateur athlete of
the I'm ted States.
It is claimed that nnder the instruc
tions of Jimmy Garroll, John D. Spreck
les, tlie several times millionaire and
sugar dealer, is the cleverest gentleman
boxer on the coast, and more than an
equal for his trainer.
A pistol match took place recently at
Munich lietween Buffalo Bill's Johnny
Ihtlby and Prim leopohl of Bavaria.
Blaster eggs thrown in the air were nsed.
nee l.eos!d defeated bis adversary
without the slightest difficulty.
After making a tliorough examination
of Kl Kio Key a veterinarian has advised
Mr. Witters to take Kl Kio Kev out of
training at once, and it is understood
tliat tlie unbeaten "ham pion will be j
shipped to California to enter the stud, j
The Fnglisb Ierby was run at Epsom, 1
England, on June 4th. Eight horses
started J. Porter's chestnut colt San-;
foin won the race by three-quarters of a
length from Lefevre's Le Nord. The
Duke of Westminster's Orwell was third.
Since the killing of McBride by La Rue :
in an impromptu battle at the Golden
Gate Hub in San rraiiciseo, Governor
Wattermau lias issued instructions to
the police to use their efforts to entirely
abolish all pugilistic encounters in the
As prosjiecrs are that prize-fighting
will le prohibited in Cahornia it is
thought that Jackson and Sullivan will
never meet, as Jackson thinks that out
side of the protection of the California
Club lie will not have a fair chance of
Frank E. Weaver, of New Haven,
Conn., who is making a trip from that
city to San Francisco on a bicycle, has
arrived in Sedalia, Mo. lie has ridden
nearly nineteen hundred miles, or an av
erage of over forty miles a day, since lie
left New Haven, April 21st.
Psotta, the American champion oars
man, should win the diamond sculls at
the lioyul Henley Regatta on the
Thames, England, this year. Guy Nic
halls, the English amateur champion,
will not compete iu the race. II. Gard
ner, the stroke of the Cambridge crew,
will row in the race.
Greek George defeated Romalow, the
Mexican, at Scranton, Pa., on May 20th,
in a wrestling match on horseback.
Greek George challenges any man in the
world to wrestle him at catch as-catch-can
or Gnvco Roman style, Tom Cannon
and Muldoon prefeired, the match to
lane place lourlcen days alter signing
the articles.
Petcr'Jackson, the colored champion,
had a lively round the evening of June
15th, at a wayside inn near Oakland,
Cal. A party of twelve Germans return
ing from a picnic, dropped in, and being
introduced to Jackson, after inviting him
to drink several times, began bantering
the champion. In spit of the "efforts of
Jackson, to avoid trouble, the insulting
remarks trom the leader of the crowd,
roused Jackson's ire, and be soon found
it necessary to use his right. The eleven
others sailed into Jackson, when the
liveliest tight ever witnessed on the Oak
land side took place. Jackson walked
back into the saloon after he bad satis-
tied each of the twelve tliat they had been i
struck with a baseball bat. The drug
store adjoining had the appearance of a
receiving hospital soon after the battle.
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In jOX harbor. is , . a
-W-- B- C I I 111 till
; soriug of delicious dnukw water bub.,- ia ni3 nori-professional capacity. -i
bling up through the ma- 'a-t w-tf r tjruiy pleasant outtl ho' tio
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How It Raced lo Europe Daring th Mid
dle AfM.
We have no certain knowledge as to
the manner in which leprosy was con
veyed into Europe, says the Fortnight
ly'lteview, but there is evidence to the
effect that in the last century before
Christ it had established itself in the
Roman empire. Its subsequent spread
throughout Europe can easi! be ac
counted for; wherever the Roman eagles
went the germs of the disease would
necessarily accompany them. From
this source Spain. France and Germany
sootier or later became infected, anil
although there are no records which
enable us to trace the progress of th
malady in Europe during several hun
dreds of years afterwanL the steps that
were taken to check its spread in the
seventh and following centuries suffi
ciently indicate the alarming frequency
of the disease and the virulent charac
ter it had assumed.
Leper hospitals would appear to have
been established in Norway somewhat
later than in other European countries
History tells ns thst in the Prankish
kingdom these institutions were found
ed in the eight and ninth centuries, iu
Ireland about the year 8fi9. in Spain
in 1007, in England in the eleventh
century, in Scotland and the Nether
lands in the twelfth, and in Norway in
the thirteenth eentury. During and
after the crusades leprosy spread with
extraordinary rapidity, and leper hos
pitals were rapidly multiplied all over
Europe. It is estimated that in trie
twelfth century there were 2.000 such
hospitals in France alone, and 19,000
in the whole of Christendom. So ter
rible were the ravages of the disc as
that it seemed as though some alto
gether new plague had Iieen sent to
punish mankind. Indeed some histor
ians have asserted that the leprosy of
the middle ages was introduced for the
first time from the east by those who
returned from the crusades. As a
matter of fact, however, leper hospitals
existed in England some years before
any of the crusaders retraced their
steps westward. The soldiers of the
cross doubtless brought with them
many cases of severe leprosy, and au
extremely virulent form thus became
ingrafted upon the disease already
prevalent throughout Europe.
Will We Have American Quinine?
Adolph Sntro is trying the experi
ment of raising cinchona trees at his
grounds above the Cliff House. It is
from the bark of about a dozen varie
ties of this tree that quinine is extract
ed, and if they will thrive in this cli
mate the trees will become very valua
ble. Moreover, the cinchona is a Terr
showy tree and highly ornamental,
some of them growing to a height of
eighty feet. The enormous medicinal
consumption of the bark of the cincho
na has caused the tree to be extensive
ly cultivated in India and Java. It
grows in high altitudes in New GteSa-
da. Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, where
there is a great deal of moisture. It
has been tried with success in Aus
tralia, near the seacoast, and Mr. Sntro
thinks some of the varieties will grow
here, where there is a moisture in the
atmosphere all the year round San
Francisco Examiner.
An Odd Industry.
Mme. Yanard, a poor woman in
Paris, arrived at competency by col
lecting orange peel, and thereby not
only helped herself, but gave occupa
tion to others. She became a rich per
son, a great patroness of art. and a
regular habitue of the opera. Her hus
band was a distiller of spirits, aud
when he died she tried for some time
to carry on the distillery alone, but
without success.
Talking over matters one day with a
friend, says Galignants Messenger, she
was much struck with a remark that he
made, to the effect that that there was
a fortune to be realized in the orange
and lemon peel which was daily thrown
away by the garcons of the cafes.
The next thing she did was to sell her
stock in trade and become sort of
amatenr chiffonniere, with this differ
ence, that the object of her quest was
orange and lemon peel only.
She had a tiresome task at first, but
as soon as she got to be known she
Iirospered so rapidly that she wase
ong able to employ other hands to do
the dirty ' work of collecting the
material from the streets, and also
from the theaters, for the sweeping of
which she contracted.
She presided herself over some thirty
young women in her orange and lemou
peel ware-house, all of whom were
busily occupied in cler.ning. pressing,
and packing the peel as it arrived, an
occupation which she christened by the
word zester." Vast quantities of
zeste were daily sent away to all parts
of France and abroad to form the basis
of Dutch curacoa, orangeade, citron
ade, and the many kinds of light
drinks and aperients which are met
with over the continent. She has now
retired from business and enjoys the
fruits of her former hard-earned money.
A Plain German Shave.
In the average barber shop of Ger
many you are seated in a rude chair,
with mysterious arrangements fcr the
head which you never find qnite in the
right place and the officiating artist
winds his razor about your face with a
vehement sweep that would cause. I
should think, nervous prostration in
one who had disturbed his nerve cen
ters by forms of industry not com
mended b? medical adviser. Th
friction of the swift razor, keenly wip
ing the skin, is, however, sufficient to
fix the attention of the patient closely
and spare him from imaginary evils.
One confidential young" German of
my acquaintance could shave the average-sized
American face with. I think,
six sweeps of the razor. I have known
him to do this, and when the deed
was done he seemed to think his work
was accomplished, but, on being ad
monished that the situation was un
satisfactory, he would dip the corner
of a towel, not selected from a pile of
fresh ones, in a shallow basin of watex
and rub the sharply - eleanswU and
smarting cheeks softly twice, usiug
three lingers each time. When any
thing more was wanted he understood
it to be the application of vinegar,"
an aromatic and piquant fluid, which
makes a distinct impression on th
skin just reaped. That young rau
could never be indnced to drs the
hair unless after cutting or ssarupoo
injr. There was a smaTlsomb ja ine
neighborhood that thexustomr as
at liberty to apply tus own locks,
and that fin isheJp&e proceedings. It
is proper to say' that the price of the
the eharve, though rapid and rouh.
warnot bad in itself, while the artist
' ater colors vnen uno-? ,r -