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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.
LKHAXON, OREGON, Fit ID AY, JULY, 4, 185)0.
82.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.
THE POPE DEVOTES FIVE I'Ol US TO
t'jrus W. Fields Beginning in Life.
John W. Markay and
Representatives Henderson of Iowa.
Stern of Kentucky, ami Botthman of
Ohio have only three legs in the party.
Terrence V. Powderly. General
Master Workman of the " Knights of
l.ator, is enthusiastically in favor of
W. C. Shaw of Cincinnati, assistant
auditor of the C II. & D. railroad, has
become insane, his hobby toing that he
- is the celebrated Dau McGinty.
The Pope has changed his habits,
lie. now devotes the time between half
past 5 and 10 at night for the anient
perusal of newspapers of all nations.
Edward Atkinson declares that the
annual production of eggs in this
country equals in money value the
country's annual total production of
Speaker Reed is not a great smoker,
but in the seclusion of his home pull's a
pije at intervals. He hates the odor of
a cigarette and considers chewing bad
President Camot, of France, is a
close student of English, but is better
V c . .i r . , !
and Shakspeare than with the modern j
Empress Angtista left 7,000.000
marks. Her jewels and ornaments are
bequeathed to personal f rieuds as keep-
sakes. One valuable jewel is left to the )
Empress Victoria. t
Mr. T. S. Perry, the writer who j3 i
...), f ,,...,.i v,-t- 5
and the great-grandson of Franklin is j
in Europ. anTis bnsy on his "History j
of "breek Literature."
" Marshal MeMahon, of France, it is j
understood, has completed his "Mem-I
oirs," but they are to be printed for J
private circulation only, and only a few
copies in all will be issued. '
Richard von Volckmann, the great '
surgeon, contributed on his deathbed i
159 marks to the fund for the erection i
of a monument of the Emperor Fred-j
crick on the battlefield at Worth. j
The Rev. Sam Jones declares that he ;
is not an alarmist; but he adds, orai-
nously, T know the vear 1890 is going
to be an'epochal vear, and somethings ;
. - . .. V. .
have gone just as far as they can go."
The Duke of Westminster is believed
to be the anonymous donor of half a
million dollars for a convalescent hos-
pital in London. The Duke's income j
is $5,000 per day, chiefly from rents in
Cyrus W. Field is now three score
anil ten years old, but still in active I
business life. His first employment j
was as errand boy for A. T. Stewart at j
$2 a week. His duties required him to ,
open and sweep out the store. j
Judge Kelly told a friend of his some
time previous to his death that the
trouble with his jaw grew out of a habit j
he had of going to bed with a quid of j
tobacco in his cheek a practice which j
he had kept up from his boyhood.
Joseph Howe, one of 'he GOO who I
made the famous eharge at Balaklava,
lives in Hartford, and is prostrated by I
the prevailing epidemic He says he
had rather go through a dozen Bala- '
klava experiences than have the grip.
There is a vast deal of public discus
sion at Allegheny, Pa., as to the organ
ization and management of the library
which Mr. Carnegie is founding, which
is very pleasing to Mr. Carnegie, who
looks for wisdom to proceed from such
Gen. Jackson, according to a New
Orleans antiquarian, appeared on the
battlefield at Chalmette togged out in
queer style. He wore a iuil suit of
regimentals save and excepting the
chapeau bras. Instead of that he wore
a silk hat of the stovepipe'51 or chimney-pot''
Prince Louis Nepoleon is advertising
freely his reasons for leaving the
Italian army and entering the Russian
army. One of bis Freuch organs says:
'Prince Louis Napoleou told a promi
nent statesman that Crispi was prepar
ing to light Erance. This was the
reason why the Prince resigned the
The late Henrv W. Grady was a
great raconteur. He was a master of
dialect, and was never afraid of giving
a good story plenty of coloring. It was
considered a remarkable thing in the
oflice of the Atlanta Constitution if a
week went by without a new yarn
from Grady. "His stories were always
witty but never vulgar.
The town of Abbot, Me., claims one
of the best marksmen in the State in
the person of Mrs. George Brown. Not
long ago she saw a fox crossing the
field a short distance from the house
Taking her husband's rifle and raising
the window she drew a bead on Master
Reynard, planting the ball fairly in the
neck. The distance was twenty-two
The Rev. Dr. Collier tells this story
of the elder Dumas: He was invited to
bring his daughter to a reception given
by a Parisian woman who was a little
way off the strict line of society. He
went, but he did not take Mile. Duinas.
The hostess asked him why the young
lady was not present, "There are two
good reasons." answered Dumas "the
second of which is that she has a bad
John Mount of Covington. Ky., is
said to be the oldest criminal in the
United States. He is nearly 90 years
of age, and fifty-six years of his life
liave been spent in the various peni
tentiaries in the United Stales. He has
committed almost every crime except
that of murder. He is liv ing a secluded
life at present, and seldom goes on the
The Empress Eugenie has just pre
sented to the fathers who have the keep
ing of the mortuary chapel at Farn
borough, where the remains of Na
poleon III. and the Prince Imperial are
TDtered, a magnificent alter cloth, made
- from her wedding gown. The cloth
has been made by the Empress her
nelf. It is tt'unmed with the lace and
embroidery Vrhich ornamented the
- dress. .
-Iaj. Serpa PLntoNjvhose name occurs
fpequenXlrQ dispatches conr-ected with
African affairs, a native of Portugal
and about 40 yeai. old. He joined the
Portuguese army tni8G3, Aose prettv
,1.- .1 t. VI ) . . .
to tne Ktng in 1S80. He was in the I
Zambesi war in lS'ji). and commanded
the African native troops. During '
1877-'79 he crossed Africa from Ben- j
guela to Durban. j
John W. Mackay, whose wealth has j
not made him so famous as his wife's j
extravagance in spending it, is 55 years .'
old. He has a hard face, whose
features have not a single redeeming !
virtue. Mrs. Mackay, who has known j
much poverty in her'life, lias a strong-
ly developed genius for spending j
money in a loud and luxurious way. )
Mr. Mackay lives three-fourths of the
vear in California, where he enjoys a;
freedom from restraint and etiquette :
j which makes his elegant residence in I
j London a bore. J
To show how abject is the worship 1
j of royaly in India the following ex-
tracts from a poem written in Bombay i
; to welcome Prince Albert Victor of '
j Wales are pertinent: "A Prince inde-
j pendent in diguity, high in beauty and j
j grace, as lovely as the nor.tt, the world
: boasts of the abilities of him descended
! from a royal line most exalted. Born ;
j of an heir-apparent to whose feet the
i highest heavens do reverence, to whom ,
; the world far and wide pays homage, j
j the confronting enemy yields readily I
! to his sword," etc j
i What queer preparations some ;
; actors make tor their roles! A mem-
j her of the Amtorg troupe says that
I Herr Possart, before stepping on the
stage bends his body forward" nutil it
j forms a right angle with his legs,
j shakes his head vigorously, and then
; stands up straight again. "He has thus
; thrown off his own individuality and
1 taken on that of the character "which
I he is to play. It is no longer Possart
who stands before yon. but Fabrieius,
Shvlock. Behrends, Bernick. or what
ever his role for the evening may be.
The Neglect of the Tosemlte Valley.
"A competent judge has character
ized the announced policy of an -active
member of the Yosemite Valley Com
mission to vut down every tree (in the
valley) that has sprou'eil within the
last thirtv vears as a poiicv which, if
it weie carried out, would eventually
result m an irreparable calamitv a
calamity to the civilized
"'rr ,3,. represented
j that his policy has the support of the
commission: it remains to be seen
whether his associates ill follow such,
fatuous leadership. But the history of
the Yosemite makes it only too proba
ble that a crisis in its management is
near at hand.
The American people are probably
not aware of their proprietorship in the
Yosemite. In 1864. by act of Congress,
the valley and the grounds iu the
vicinity of the Big Trees of Mariposa
were granted to the State of California
with the stipulation nevertheless that
the said State shall accept this grant
upon the express conditions that the
premises shall be held lor pnlilie use.
i resort, and recreation; shall lie inalien
I able forall time,' etc. Thus is recognized
i bv law the moral claim of all humanity
to an interest in the preservation of the
wonders of the world. A citizen of New
York is as much one of the owners of
the Yosemite as a citizen of California,
and his right to be heard in suggestion
or protest is as undoubted. There
are, unfortunately, few resident Cali
fornians who are well acquainted with
the valley. An actual count has indi
cated that one-half of the visitors are
foreigners, chiefly Englishmen, while
one-fourth are from the Eastern States.
The opinion of these 'outsiders' miht
be supposed to have a special value,
being disconnected with the local dis
sensions which have gathered about the
-It was unfortunate that the first
public presentation of the subject and
the resultant investigation by the legis- .
lature of California were complicated !
by personal, political, and commercial j
considerations to such an extent as to j
obscure the important point Has the
treatment of the Yosemite landscape i
been intrusted to skillful hands? We
have before us the report of this inves- j
gation, together with a large number;
of photographs showing the conditions j
of portions of the valley ln-fore and j
after the employment of the ax and the ;
plow. ithout going luto the detaus
of - the alleged abuses, monopolies.
lines, and persecutions, it is easv to j
see in the above testimony and photo
graphs abundant confirmation of !
those who hold that the valley has not j
had the benefit of expert supervision. ;
In saying this we are not impugning j
the good faith of the past or present ;
commissions or commissioners, ap- j
pointed for other reasons than their j
skillfulness in the treatment of land- i
scape. They are certainly to be ac-
quitted of any intention to injure the j
valley: that " would be unbelievable.
It is no reproach to them that they are
trained foresters. -Their responsibility.
however, does not end there; it is, in
fact, there that it begins; for, in the
absence of knowledge of a professional
nature, it should be their first aim to
obtain the very best man or men avail
aide to do this work.'' Vcnlury Topics
of Ike Times.
She Was Vigilant.
A county treasurer in Nebraska went
away from home leaving f3,"0 iu the
house. He told his wife to look out for
robbers. She borrowed a gun, sat up
until midnight, aud then shot a mau
who was try ing a window. After her
shot she heard her husband call out,
and then found he was the chap she
drew a toad on. He is trying to make
it all clear to the papers, but his wife)
carries a look of surprise aud says
nothing. iM troil Free 1'res.i.
Winter ori The Farm.
There are many home enjoyments to
he had iu a family which are an agree
able change after the hurried lators of
the growing season, but eating pop
corn and apples, and warming the feet
and reading the rural papers will satis
fy a more limited ambition than a good
farmer should have. The isolated
fanner should realize that to his wife
and children the home and surround
ings he provides for them constitute the
Because you are interested in one
book or subject you must not expect all
to to. Consult taste and ages, and
provide a variety'. We know some
good honest men "who on account of
early training conscientiously think it
would be setting a bad example and
violating their duty to their families to
play a game of cards, yet these same
meli will go to the country posl-ofiices
every night and sit in an air blue with
tobacco moke, and listen to vulgar
and profane stories by the hour, aud
feel that their toys are all right if they
are only with them.
i Go out evenings and visit your neigh
bors. It is unpleasant to come home
to a cold house, but it is not as bad as
9. scattered and dissatisfied family or a
clouded life, and lasts but a few min
utes before the iis started. Mai
California's Salvator I lit Kin;; of
JOHN I.. St'LLlVAN'S MISSISSIPPI
(real Raring Events. A Milliter's
A Stop to Sunday Rail
Joe MrAulitfe is in Iteland.
Kd. Haitian and
meet iu a rare.
O'Connor will soon
The Taeoma rare meeting promises to
in' an interesting one.
A new frame has been introduced in
the east named water lo.
Senildine is toginning to show up in
front at the Shccphead track.
Two one armed men fought a pri.e
fight to a finish in Kentucky.
A colored oarsman, named J. I. itunt,
of New Yoili, is cming to tlie front.
Several Fasten) States are attempting
to stop base-ball playing on Sunday.
Dr. W. F. Carver, the famous shot,
has gone to Russia on an exhibition tour.
Australians, it is claimed, will tot
their lat cent on Jackson against Sulli-1
Bcbester. X. Y., baseball Hubs have
l)?en indicted for playing ball on Sun
Pierre I-orillard thinks nothing of In-t-i
ting f lO.OTO on one of bis homes in a
Together with Sullivan. Muldoon was
; fined $"-'."V, and Cleary and Donovan f 10
Walter C. Iwdim, the fat sprinter, re
cently ran a quarter of a mile in 4(1 2 .i
The result of -John I..
flirt with the Mississippi
line of fSOO.
authorities is a
New England farming lands are In-ing '
bought up anl convened into vast bunt-;
ing and fishing ground.
Rtldd IV' le recently paid $15,! 00 for ;
Lady Hullion. This is the larger price
ever paid for a Michigan trotter.
Captain Sorcho, the rival of Captain
Roynton, will sim from St. Paul to !
New Orleans during the summer.
Uncle Pob. Scroggins' horse, won the!
Derby nice at Chicago the 21st inst. ;
Baldwin's Santiago came iu second.
Duncan C. Rot has leen twh-e de
feated by Professor Miller in a :eiT
I'oman wrestling match in Australia.
A newpaer nine defeated a team of
' policemen at MinneaMlirt rvrentlv in a '
game of IuisHkUI. The score stood 'U to
Eastern Sporting men are anxious to
; m itch Jim Cortolt against Sullivan, ;
' now that lie is out of bis Mississippi ;
Meredith Stanley, the world's ebam-
pion bridge jumper, made a siircesfnl :
jdive from the I'incinnati sus-nsion
i budge June 17th.
! The California Athl.dir Club, of San j
: Francisco, have determined to light the j
f action taken by the iovernor to Miiress '
prize ticiiting in the State.
I Owing to a dispute over Monthly's
ra-e, in which O'Connor was defeated by
j Stansbnrv, at Sydney, Australia, the :
j two oarsmen will row again.
A El Paso, Tex , Herald, of St. Paul,
whipix-d tl-.e terror of tin Southwest, ;
: Tom Standard, a colored man, in just
' one round tor a purse of $ 2.V(.
; A troup of lady swimmers with Willie'
j I'.erkwuh, the champion swimmer of
; England, will visit this country in the;
near future, giving erforinances.
St. Julien, 2:ll,o. is now 23 vears old.
! His earnings on the turf have been 4',0.-
OK). He will live his remaining life in
ease, with the same care as was tostow
ed on old Dexter.
Recently at ihe Terre Haute track!
there were shown together Axtel, 2:12; :
Sunol, Adonis, 2:14; Kov ;
Wilkes, 2:P'4 ; Johnston, 2:Mi'4 ; Palo !
Alto, 2:12'4 ; an.l Houri, 2:17. What a i
galaxy of sjeed ! j
Kilrain was present at the trial of Sul-
livan in Mississippi, and at the close of i
the trial challenged Sullivan to tight to a i
finish with either bare knuckles, or light .
j-loves, London prize ring rules, the ;
tight to come off' in Fort Worth, Tex.
From the time of the inauguration of;
the Derby rare in iHSo, the following five f
fleet-footed flyers fiom Pacific Coact '
farms have won : olaiite, in the first:
year. Silver Cloud in 'Ml, C. 11. Todd in
'87. Emperor of Norfolk in ami Sk- j
kane in 'S!l. j
In the match race tot ween Salvator,:
winner of the Suburban, and Ten- j
ny, the California horse, Salvator came i
in a half bead in the lead, making the!
mile and a piaiter in the remarkable!
time of 2 :(r, the fastest time beietofore ;
made being 2 aHi 2
A match has been made for a race l e ,
tween Salvator and Tenny, lor f.,000a- j
side. The Coney Island Jockey Club of- :
fers 2,5(M1 in addition if the record oft
2:06'. is broken. The Brighton Beach j
Association oll'ei-s $10,000 additional to j
have the race on their track.
El Hanlan, having expressed bis in-1
tent ion to challenge O'Connor iminedi-1
ately upon bis return from Australia, '
.Mr. Joseph Rogers has authorized the j
Toronto Empire to state that Hanlan j
need not wait for O'Connor's return to -:
agree upon the terms of a match, as be i
is w illing to ost a forfeit at once and!
sign articles for a race to take place j
within the mouth following O'Connor's
arrival for anything from $1,00.) up and !
over any distance.
"Gene" Maeadier, the champion long
distance swimmer of St. luis, for the
second time swam across the East, river
at New York, June 22nd. This time he
was bound with a roe from bis ankles
to bis shoulders, his feet were tied to
gether and bis bands were fastened at.
his side. In each hand be carried a two
tound dumbbell, cither of which would
have sunk an ordinary swimmer.
In the rooms of the Golden Star Social
Club of Brooklyn, N Y., recently, while
two amateur pugilists were contesting
for honors, the mother of one of the boys
rushed into the room armed with a
heavy Hub, and succeeded in laying out
a half dozen spectators and putting, the
rest to flight.
A Bit of History.
! Ex-Sergeant Ilenrv P. M. Horn. of tha
Third New York Cavalry In the Union f(irfiifin
i Army, now residing at'2646 Emerald "ul,,,,m
street, told how the editor of the New
berry (S. C.) Herald and Jefferson f
' Davis came into the Union prisoners! ;
j camp at that plaee anl gave them the
news of the murder of Abraham Liu- ;
They halted at Newberry, S. C, the
! prisoners being encamped in a woods j
; near the town. They had been there ;
1 two days, when one "afternoon Jeffer- J
I son Davis, accompanied b? a tall old j
. man with long gray leari, came into 1
camp. The prisoners were assembled
around their visitors, and the tall man i
! auilressed them, saying:
! "Men, I have some very sad news to
i impart to you. I am the editor and
proprietor of the Newberry JIcrahL.
) You see yonder a Confederate flag dis-
idayed it half-mast over the JJi-rnld
inilding. That is because Abraham
! Lincoln is dead. He has been mur
i dered bv a dastardly assassin. 1 have
i received the news "by telegraph and
i have it printed in the Herald, of which
i I will give you each a copy."
i He then narrated in graphic lan-
: guage the story of the murder so far as j
j it had been received. Then resuming !
! he said: "I am very sorry that such a
j tern hie event has oecurreu. it is
' dreadful to think that such a lire-eater
as Andrew Johnson should now be-
come President of the United States,
for it is idle to deny that the South
i must capitulate; that he should occupy
! the chair of a Washington."
Jeiierson Davis then sunt: "I am
sorry Lincoln was not spared to serve
his second term. It would have lccn
better lor tne nuiui. as ne wxs a
lenient man, and the accession of Mr.
Johnson is a great disaster to both
North and South."
After some other remarks the editor
repeated. lt would have been far
better for the South if Lincoln had
Mr. Horn gives the language as he
rememlers it of each of the men who
imparted the news of the assassination,
and it made a deep impression Uxu
him. The prisoners wept when they
heard the mournful intelligence.
We have now come to the time of
year when we shall sit with our win
dows closed and our doors also, says
the LadU-i" World, and shall conse
quently feel the loss of that pure air
which we have hitherto admitted
through open doors and windows. Not
onlv shall we suffer this loss, but we
shall have to endure the untold evils
that accompany the warmth of stoves
I and furnaces.
i We can do much, however, to niiti
' gate these evils by judicious veutila
: tion of the houses, but it will reuuire
i some management and a little study to
accomplish this. The simplest method
of veutilatiug a room is by opening the
' windows from the top and putliug it
up from the bottom, allowing the foul
warm air to escape, and pure air to en
: ter. At open fireplace helps greatly
' to keep the air pure. If the bedroom
; windows are guarded by shades and
; blinds one at least mav remain, open
all night, provided it cloes not subject
i the sleeper to a draught, and the effect
' will be highly beneficial. They should
most certainly be done in any apart
ment heated by a stove or furnace, as
carbonic-oxides escape from either as
Air is sure to become unwholesome
whenever it stagnates long, so that the
best thing one can do is to make it cir
culate, or at least to set it in motion
outward from the room, aud this can j
to done, as we have said, by opening'
the windows at the top aud bottom. If
windows aud doors are opposite each
other, open both, if it is ouly for sixty
seconds, and let a strong rush of cold
air come iu; and this will drive the
heated foul air out.
On coming into the room after this
ventilation, no oue with auy sensibility
can fail to discover the healthful differ
ence between foulness and puritv. This
simple act of veutilatiou should be per-
formed in every sleeping chamber
where lamps have been lighted and
people silting before retiriug. This
thorough air cleansing will be needed
in addition to opening the sashes aud
leaving them thus with bliuds closed
aud shades drawn down.
THE LUSCIOUS PERSIMMONS-
A Rich Autumn Fruit Now to lie Seen
Persimmons are now at their height,
says the Philadelphia Times, and may
be" seen in the streets for sale, particu
larly by the Enterprising colored wo
men from New Jersey. The persim
mon, when fully ripe and touched by
early frosts, is a delicious fruit, with a
peculiar, agreeable flavor; but when
green, or even half-ripe, there is noth
ing in the world worse for puckering
up the mouth, sometimes to an extent
positively painful. The persimmon is
at its best when it "squashes" up into
jelly in handling or eating. Tho per
simmon is about the size of an apricot
or plum, generally gloto-shaped. al
though sometimes elongated like a
plum. When ripe the fruit has a
transparent, purplish bloom on the out
side, while within it is of a rich flame
color, deeper than orange. It grows
on a large, handsome tree, scientifi
cally known as the diospyros Virgin
iana. There is only one species known
in this country, and stands as the sole
representative here of the ebony fam
ily. Like the ebony, it has hard, black
As is so often the case with a single
species in the United States, its near
est relative is found in Japan. The
Japanese persimmon is a smaller tree,
with larger fruit than the American.
A specimen of the Japanese may be
seen in Horticulture hall, in the west
The name diospyros literally means
"pear of the gods." A tree of the
order of persimmon was known to the
ancients. It is believed that the lotus
eaters fed upon the fruit of such a
tree, differing, however, from the com-
mon persimmons in having narcotic
properties, ihe lotus. However, was
something quite distinct. It was, iu
fact, the nymphalia, allied to the well
known water lily,
i The name, persimmon, is probably
of Indian origin. In some sections of
I the country tlie fruit is known us the
j' date-plum in fact, it does taste a lit
tle like dates, it ever the persimmon
was largely used in domestic economy
the fact is scarcely known to-day. The
tree is hardly common enough to be
depended upon for any abundant sup
plies. Accordiug to the old nursery
rhyme, however, it might seem that
persimmons had a place in the festivi
ties of the winter season. The rhyme
is as follows:
Punkln pie, 'slmmon beer,
CUriatunui comes but y$J a year."
AN AIR SHIP TO (10 OVER THE NIAiiRA
fliirago's Railroads Tied Ip. Onsus
Frauds. English Sy ml h airs
Forest fiies are doing a
great deal of
i damage iu Colorado.
j The Pennsylvania Colliery at Mt. Car
i mel, the latest in that reion, is on
It is reported (hat ten cow-!xyx have
j leen murdered by In. bans near Setoie,
j The lalKirinp men's strike, which lias
I Iwenjn forre at leiiver for Home time, is
j virtually at an end.
New York is importim, ire from
ei)in ports, where lalwr is so cIumu
the cot of harvesting it is small.
th.it j Galveston has a'colored
.Ml,t 0.). lives in elegant
i house servants employes none but white, j
! Mrs. Harriet A. Ketehum Won thi';
j prize for the lest design for a soldier's j
' monument offered bv the state vi Iowa.
A bill has leen introduced in Congress
making it a misdemeanor to use the :
United States flag as an advertising pla- ;
Indications are now that every road
tunning into Chicago will le tied Up.
Any amount of jK-rishable freight is l-e-ing
Major Isaac iMughty, a retired naval,
officer, dietl at IVkeepsie, N. Y., at the
ageoflU. He served the t ioverntnent
over 'oitv vears.
Paw Paw, an Illinois village, was vis-
ited bv a terribly fatal cyclone, June j
20th, leaving a score of the inhabitants!
dead and dying.
Three deserate men lassoed a Kansas
I lty capitalist in Iowa, dragged him
from his buggy, and released him iijton
i his signing a check for $1.0iX).
j Rangor, Me , is thoroughly tired of
' prohibition. Republicans ami Pe.no-
crats have joined hands and started the
j toil to rolling for a license campaign.
! A coach load of fifteen seminarv girls
i rolled down a twenty-foot embankment
a Fredricksburg, Pa., June lUtb. Srv
' eral were seriouslv injured, but none fa-
The Western Union Telegraph Com
j pany are using every effort to defeat the
proposit ion of Postmaster-General Wan
j ainaker to establis.li a Hstal telegraph
The Order of Railway Telegraphers of:
of New Yotk have added an amendment
to their by-laws providing for the expul-
sion of any member using bis iiitluen-.-e j
in creating strikes.
Professor Cam pbell will in the near;
futnte make a trip over the Niagara Kails
i in his air ship. The balloon that is to
! float the ship will to tilled with gas from
j a natural well near there.
j Two little children, while asleep on a
Georgia railroad track, were run over by ,
i a train. The entire train passed over
the younger without injuring it, but cut
I off the leg of the o'der one.
Rev. .1. C. A. tirumbine, the tost
known Unitarian clergvman in Missouri.
is advocating the indulgence in Sundav
sports, lie claims that they tend to
keep jieople from the saloons.
An eminent physician of Philadelphia
claims that the wi-Je-upread discussion
atout the I'l-evalei-ce and treatment of
hydrophobia has bad an effect to pro
mote the symptoms of the disease.
Millionaire Mackev has brought suit
' against Cassius H. Keed ami Edward S.
i Stokes for the sum of f:.:i2,.r)!i7, money
I loaned them to furnish the world-famed;
barroom of the Hoffman I louse, N. .
Major A. T. Sears of Portland, Or., has j
organized an Ei glish syndicate with a ;
capital of a quarter million dollais, that!
will at once begin ttie project ol putting
5UO.0O-J acres of land under irrigation in
A showman raised, among others, a
Confeilei ate flag, in the town of New
Cumberland, W. Va. A riot was pre-
! vented onlv bv the decisive action ot the
authorities iu having the flag taken
The Ohio Prohibition State Conven
tion adopted, June ISHh, a platform de
manding Congress to pass a prohibition
law, an arbitration law to settle lahor
disputes, a tariff for revenue only- ami a
free coinage of silver.
j Big census frauds are coming to the
I surface in Minneapolis. Seven enumer
ators were arrested on the 17th, charged
with swelling the totals. An ambition
to onWount their rival city, St. Paul,
caused the crooked work.
A trio of Italians, including one man
and two women, who arrived in New
York June 17th, were soon after arrest
ed, for exchanging bogus Italian notes
for our money. They belong to a noto
rious counterfeiting gang.
The Edmunds Confiscation bill passed
the Senate June 2lst. It calls for the
confiscation of the property of the Polyg
amist t'burch, the same to to devoted to
the use ami tonefit of the common
schools of Utah Territory.
While a work train on the Milwaukee
roail had been deserted at a railroad
boarding house, a tramp entered the cab
of the locomotive, opened the throttle
and pulled out. An engine was sent in
pursuit, finding the train seven miles
At Greensburg, Ta , Dr. W. J. Han
mer, a popular dentist, had a dispute
with bis wife. She called in her father
i as licace-maker, when the doctor knocked
him down with a cane. Mrs. Hanmer
j se zed a levolver ami shot her husband,
inflicting a fatal wound.
The wife of Rateliffe, the wounded
Texas-Pacific train robtor, who died
June 22 ml, has furnished the authorities
a full statement of tlie recent sensational
robtoiy. She states that, persons now in
jail, Detective Williams, Napoleon Mc
Daniel aud John Browley, with b r hus
band, committed the robbery. McDan
iel went thtough the express'car, while
Browley and Williams stood guard.
Rateliffe did the shooting which disabled
the express agent with- Williams' Win
chester, and McDaniel shot Rateliffe
through mistake, supjiosing in the dark
ness that the trainmen bad armed them,
selves and were determined to resist
Tbe woman did not in any way counte
nance or eneourage the robtory but was
forced to silence.
4 - v
j ABRAM'S METEMPSYCHOSIS.
Changed by a Sad Accident From B Pant'er
Into a Man.
Among the negroes of sonthern Ar
kansas there is a belief in the transmi
gration of the soul, writes Opie P. Read
in the Arkansaw Traveler. Their be
lief, however, is different from the
metempsychosis of more enlightened
men, for 'instead of believing that the
j soul of man after death enters the body
j of an animal or bird, they believe that
the soul of an animal or bird after
I death enters the body of a man in
short, every man represents some I
I animal, reptile or bird that lived years j
1 ago. s
! Abram Carter, a verr old negro, who j
, lives on the Sanders plantation, when
asked why he believed so absurd a the-
ory thus answered:
! Recaze it's de truth, sah. It ain't
j no veresav wid me, caze I knows it to
: 1 1 ..I...'.. f....l. C . ..: .. ..!!
er mall e - dog. Why? Caze he acks )
: like el dog. Why do he ack like er i
i d'ig? Caze he's trot de soul o er dog;
i datmout. a lived er hunuud years
: ergo." I
; "1)op a man ever know to what j
! animal his soul belonged in the past?"' j
'Oh, yas. sah. 'specially dem wbuti
: halt got er powerful rieolleektion. I
knowd er man jiowerfu! smart man
s he wins, too dat ricollecks might well
: when he wu er owL flyiu' 'bout de
j "Do you remember w hat you were?"
"Jest ez well ez ef it wuz vistidr,
"What were yon?"
"I wuz er pant'er, sah."
"Yas. dat's whut I wuz. It wa'n't
fur from yere, down in de river bot
toms yatider. I ricolleck play in' wid
my mammy, one o' de tinei'-lookin'
pant'ers dat dar wuz in de whole conn
try. I hail two brurs and one sister.
We lived in de holler o' er gre't big
cottonwood tree, an' I reckon we wuz
erbout ez hannv ez anr fam'lr o
pant'ers in de curmonity till grief eome j
ter us. Uneday mammy she tole ns
dat. as times wnz putty hard, she
would hatter go out an' git suthin' fur
os all ter eat. She tole us dat er awful
monster called mau had jest come
round, an' dai we must be keerfnl ter
stay in the holler tree lessen de man
would kill us. Wall, after mammy
went erway my oldist brur he gnnter
talk. Tell you whnt le's do,' he says,
'le's go off down yander by de branch
an' play wharde sun is so' bright. Den
sister she say No. we nius' stay yere.
You ricolleck whut mammy said.'
Dat's all right. my brur 'lowed. Wea
been play in roun' vere fur er mightv
Ifimr tilt n fltar in li I 1. m.....,l
long time an dar am' uothiu' happened
"Wall,' the old roan continued, after
a slight pause, "we went down by de
branch an' "gunter plav in de sun. De
day wuz beautiful an tie dogwood was
iu bloom an' de wild plum bushes
blowed a bref o sweetness. All at
once sister she say: 'Look yander.
Whut'sdatr I looked an' I know'd it
nius' to er man, "caze I netor seed
nuthiu 4ike it befo'. Dar he come
with suthin on his shoulder. Oh, look
at him,' said brur. "He aiu't so awful,
is he? Why, he couldn't hurt us ef he
wanted ter. He ain't got but two legs
an' I knows he couldn't ketch ns ef he
wanted ter. Mammy is awful sluttish
to get skeer'd o' sich er thing. I'm
gwine up an' take er good Uok at him.
Me au" sister an' my udder brurs tried
to 'suade him not ter. but on he went
an we crouched down an' watched de
outcome. It wan't long iu comin'.
De man he sorter jumped when he seed
my brur au' snatched de thing otlen
his shoulder, hil' it out au' den dar
come er awful noise wid smoke. De
smoke c Pared erway.w'i-e we crouched
down closer an" closer, an' den we seed
our briidder tnnibliri' over an' over on
de leaves au' blood spin tin' outen his ! Superintendent Geddes of the Pendle
head. Den sister mighty tender j ton school, while giving his boys a batli
hearted she wuz, too juinjied up au' i in t,,e river- was compelled to jump in,
run ter brur. au' all at once de man he!clo,hes aTul a,l in ordr to save one
snatched suthin outeu his belt dida' I fro,n dro nim?-
kuow whut er toll wuz den au' den j A charge of mnrder in tto first degree
dar come ei uulder noise aliuos er iias l(et.n brongbt against Herbert G.
loud ez de fust one. De smoke cl'ared ! Redmond and John W. Iavis for the
erway an' dar laid sister dead. 1 1 killing of Wm. Clark on the 25th inst.,
veari'l er noise I think I veard it but ! at Hot Springs.
den dar' wnz wuz nothin.
"It 'iiearcd ter me dat I t
tuck er long
nap," the old negro continued, after a
pause. "It "peared ter me dat fur er
long time somebody wuz tryin' ter
wake me, but dat I wuz drowsy an'
couldn' be woke. Den er light gunter
glimmer, sorter. All 'round me wuz
er awful dark night, an' I hil' out my
han's toward de light. It growed
brighter an' brighter, an all at once I
lay on er bed. I yered er song.I yered
er" banjo, an de light come iu at de
winder. Er 'oman gethered me close
up ter her, au' she sung er tune an' I
dozed off ter sleep.
"I woke au' den I was rnnnin' ronn
de yard wid nothin' on but er shirt.
De hens roun de barn wuz er cacklin'
an' I noticed dat de red birds wuz
buildin' dar nests. Er man lifted roe
up in his arms an' er woman tole him
ter look lout, an' all at once I went ter
sleep ergain. When I woke de hens
wuz singiu' an' de men wuz pitchin'
liav otlen de wagon. 1 thought an
thought, an' den I knowd dat 1 wuz er
boy. an' would be er man. Dat's de
truth," the old man added. "I uster
be er animal, but now I's or pusson,
an' when I quits to in' er pusson, de
lawd ouly kuows whut l's gwine tei
be." J 6
The Horse-Hatred 'Snake.
The "horse-hair" snake is a common
source of error. The creature that
is usually called by that name origin
ates and has a life history as follows:
A small flesh-colored mile is in water.
It changes to a purplish lead color and
comes to the top of the water, where it
sports for a time, and when looking
across water of a still evening.especial
lv if looking toward the setting sun.
one can see masses of these tiny creat
ures that look like smoke on the water.
When they reach this stage of develop
ment they leave the water and get out
on the leaves and grass. Here, as op
portunity offers, they attach them
selves to the feet of " large insects
especially of grasshoppers, katydids,
etc. The legs of these insects being
hollow thev crawl up them, where they
grow till they fill the legs and some
times the cavities of the bodies of these
1 his accounts for the fat, clumsy
condition of many of these insects.
After a rain in which the insects drown
the full-fledged "horse-hair snakes"
come forth to delight the small boy
aud to interest the student of nature,
after which they lay eggs in the water,
if it does uot dry up too soon, and
curl around them for a time, and about
the time the eggs hatch into the little
flesh-eolored mites first described the
Sou;h African farmers are greatly
annoyed by baboons. The auimals kill
their sheep, rob their bee-hives, aud
i tear dowu fruit trees.
Pacific Coast Frnit-Growm'
Mrf 0MB IN THE WALLA WALLA PEN
e Robbers at Work ii California.
Pardons Granted. f nines
Oakland, Cal., carpenters are again
; out on a strike.
North Yakima is to have electric lights
I and motor lines.
Sy.n Francisco's census taking lias been i
Non-union moulders are toingr roughly
handled by union men at Seattle. .
While the water permits lively boat
ing is toing done on the Upper Willam
ette. The discovery of a rich silver-bearing
ledge is refwirted near North Yakima,
Salem, Or., is confident that bv sink
ing wells natural gas ran to obtained in
Portland promises this year to eclipse
all past attempts at celebrating the
Fourth of Joly.
California and Oregon fruit-growers
will reap a rich harvest, according to re
ports, for the Eastern markets.
P. J. Hunstock, postmaster of Cracker
City, Baker county, dropped dead from
beat t disease, June 22nd.
Census Enumerator Kelly, of Portland,
is anxious to resign, but the bureau in
sists that he finishes his work.
Charles H. Bawden has been convict
ed of murder in the first degree, for kill
ing Lillie M. Price at Eureka, Cal.
California is taking tho lead of all other
States in the matter of making a grand
display at the coming world's fair.
A boat was capsized the night of the
21 st off West Point Lighthouse, Pnget
Sound, and three men were drowned.
Pacific Coast fruits will have no com
petition in the East, as crops are almost
a total failure from New York to Florida.
William Roberts, of Klamath County,
and J. A. Monra of Grant County, have
been pardoned from the Salem peniten
tiarv. J. Sloate Fassett, Secretary "of tto
Republican National Committee, has
been making a general tour of the North
west. By July 1st, the postoflice force ot Se
attle wi'f to increased, thereby saving
the residents of that city a great deal of
The San Francisco pool-sellers bave
lost thousands of dollars by tto tapping
of the telegraph wires. Two men were
caught in the act.
A 13-year-old19 boy's biography, por
trait and history as a criminal occupied
over a column's sjiace of the San Fran
cisco Examiner, June 20th.
Frank E . Vaughn, ai rested some time
snce for taking a registered letter from
the Enterprise post office, was acquitted
June 25th by a jury in Portland.
A young Swede committed suicide at
.Missoula, Mont., last week. Homesick
ness drove hi in to the act, as he was
here alone, bis relatives all toing in
The Mexican Government is deter
mined to secure redress for the attempt
of the English company, assisted by cer
tain citizens of the United States, to
sieze Ix)wer California.
The Raker County Irrigation Com
pany has a capital stock of $350,000.
They will take water from the Powder
river, and build a large canal to irrigate
farms throughout that valley.
A Victoria B. C, dispatch of June
24th, says: A pitched battle occurred
between Chinese and Japanese, at a tnv
zer River cannery, in which the Japs
proved themselves the best hghters
Two men entered'a Chinese garden at
Alameda, Cal., recently, and upon toing
remonstrated with for destroying the
vegetables, deliberately clubbed a China
man to death. Both are under arrest.
Edward H. McAllister, of Albany, won
the fiist prize of $150 for the best oration
at the commencement exercises of tlie
! State University at Eugene, Or., and
Miss Agnes Green, of Seattle, the second
A party of four vonng men left San
Francisco last week on a sealing expedi
tion down the coast. When near the
coast off Santa Cruz, a small boat, con
taining three of the party, capsized and
two were drowned.
The captain of the American bark,
Menu on, from Australia, discharging at
San Diego, was set upon after dark by
five men, and fatally beaten, and as tlie
mate has disappeared, it is 'nought he
has been kidnapped.
When McComb, the robber of the Se
attle Relief fund, landed at the Walla
Walla penitentiary, he wa so fleshy that
the prison tailor was compelled to make
a suit of an extra size to accommodate
the gentleman with stripes.
The stage running from Harbin
Springs to Calistoga, Cal., was robbed
by highwaymen June 25th. They se
cured $250 and two gold watches from
the iassenger8. In their excitement
the robbers dropped $150 in greenbacks,
which was picked up by a following
To get even with the farmers in the
vicinity of Albany, Or., for placing tres
pass notices on their farms, the boys
have placed trespass notices on the ball
ground, fronting the court house where
the farmers have been in the habit of
bitching their teams.
On June 23d, three boys wandered
from their home into tlie mountains in
New Mexico, where they .were attacked
by bears and two of then killed and eat
en by the brutes. The other made his
escape, and made his way home. A
posse of men started in pursuit, and re
covered the bonea of one of the lads.
Buying a Corner Jjot. '
Pittsburg is enjoying a boom in real
estate just now. and the competition,
for choice lots runs high. ?
Mr. Bilgus owned a lot on the cor
ner of Fifth avenne and Madison a
week or two ago. but be does not own
it now. This is how he happened to
part with it:
Two men walked into his office one
afternoon and one of them said:
"Mr. Bilgnsi I believe?"
"I understand yon want to sell that
lot on the corner "of Fifth avenne and
Madison. What will yon take for it?"
"I don't know that I am anxious to
sell that lot," said Bilgus: "still I
might, if I conld get what it is worth."
"Well, what is your price?"
"That propertv'is worth every cent
of 30.000. and f don't know but what
I ought to ask f3i,000. Do joa want
"Oh, no." replied Bilgus's Tisitor.
I taking a memorandum book out of bis
j pocket and putting down some figures,
j "My name is Gerrish; I'm the new as
; sessor for that district, and I merelr
wanted to get at the .value of your
Bilgus smiled a sickly sort of smile.
I was 04? in fun," he said, present
ly. "I don t suppose I could get more
than $18,000 for the lot if I had to sell
it, and tne man who would oner me
, j' otl!1 makf; 'H !m,H
fl fKMI snnlH 1 : .. U
1 he assessor smiled just a little, but
went on making memoranda.
"Sav," exclaimed Bilgus, jumping
np, "oou't put that lot down at more
than $18,000. I'll take that for it, pon
my honor. I will."
""Very well," said the assessor, "111
take it for that. Here's a certified
check for $500 to bind the bargain."
Bilgus was speechless now.
"I thought yon were the assessor,"
he gasped presently.
"Well, can't an assessor buy proper
ty?"' " Bilgus kicked like a dozen mules, but
It was no go. Mr. Gerrish bad bis
witness to prove that Bilgus had of
fered the lot for $18,000, and rather
than defend against a threatened law
suit the unhappy man made out the
The real estate was worth $25,000
easily; but I am sorry to say that Mr.
Gerrish told an untruth when he said
be was the new assessor. -
Children That Tease.
It is a misfortune to a child to sup
pose that teasing is essential to his '
gaining a point that he ought to gain.
A resntt of such a view in bis mind is
that be looks not to bis parents wisdom
and judgment, but to his own positive
ness and persistency as the guide of his
action in any mooted case of personal
conduct; not to principles which are
disclosed to him by one who is in au
thority, but to impulses which are whol
ly in his own bosom.
Such a view is inimical to all wise
methods of thinking and doing on a
child's part. And it is even more of a
misfortune to the parent than to the
child for a child to have the idea that
the parent's decision is a result of tbe
child's teasing, rather than that of the
parent's understanding of what is right
and best in a given case.
No parent can have the truest re
spect of a child while the child knows
that he can tease that parent into com
pliance with the child's request con
trary to the parent's real or supposed
conviction. For the child's sake. there
fore, and also for the parent's, every
child ought to be trained not to tease,
and not to expect any possible advant
age from teasing. Sunday School
Ostriches in America. '
There are certain old traditions about
the ostrich which. I have been told by
the owner of the California ranch, are
fallacious. He says the ostrich does
not bury his head in the sand and im
agine he is unobserved by his enemies.
On the contrary, he is a very pugna
cious bird and always ready for a
fight. Nor does the female ostrich lay
her eggs in the sand for the sun to
batch them. To do them justice, they
are quite domestic, and deserve a bet
ter reputation. Nor is the ostrich ever
used for riding, as he has an excep
tionally weak back; any person might
break It with a blow from an ordinary
His strength lies in his great breast
and his feet. He has one great claw,
and a very small one. and with a terri-,.
ble precision he can bring down the
large claw with a cruel force that will
tear open anything not made of sheet
iron. Savage birds at best, they are dan
gerously so during breeding time.
The twenty-two birds brought to our
California ranch trusted to their in
stinct and laid their eggs during the
California winter, which corresponded
to their summer south of the Equator.
It being the rainy season, their nests
were tilled with water and the eggs
were chilled; so the first season of their
American sojourn was a failure.
The ostrich makes it nest by rolling
in the sand and scooping ont a bole
some six feet in diameter, and. except
ing an incubator-house, the California
ranch requires no buildings for the nse
of the birds, though the land is divided
off into pens fenced in, each about an
acre in extent, for the use of the breed
ing birds, every pair occupying one
The ostriches live upon alfalfa and
corn. Alfalfa is a grass cultivated all
over the ranch; it resembles our clover,
and grows to a crop some six times a
year. Anna EicAberg King, in SL
He Only -Wanted Molly.
Can I I have a word with yon in
private?" stammered the young man,
as he stood at the door of the private
"Come in!" replied the head of the
firm. "Now, what is it?"
Yon you are aware of the fact that
"That yoti have been with this house
for four years. Yes. sir, I am aware
of the fact. Want to leave?"
"Didn't know but you had had abet
ter offer. If so, you'ean go."
That's not it, sir."
Oh, it isn't. Want an increase
salary, do you? Well, you won't get
it. W'e are now paying ycu all you
are worth and a little more."
"It isn't that, sir."
'It isn't! Then what are you driv
"I want your daughter Molly."
"Humph! That's different. Go and
take her and be-hanged to you! I
thought yon were fishing for a raise ei
alary 1" Detroit 1'ree Jrcss.
A Plague of Monkey,
A plague of monkeys afflicts Tan jore,
in southern India. The creatures do
so much mischief that an official
monkey-catcher receives a rupe
each monkey captured. -"V. ' - '