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He Who thinks to please the world is dullest of his kind; for let him face which way he will, one-half is yet behind.
LEBANON, OREGON, Fill DAY. JULY, 11. 1890.
82.00 PER YEAH IN ADVANCE.
Reneral Grant's Horsemanship.
"Speaking of General Grant's fins
horsemanship." said General N. P.
Banks a few evenings ago, "reminds
me of an incident that occurred soon
after the battle of Port Hudson, in
which he gave me the race of my life.
General Grant paid the army under my
command a visit at the period men
tioned and was asked to review it. lie
brought with him no horses, and I
loaned him for the occasion the mag
nificent bay parade horse which the
patriotic citizens of Massachusetts pre
sented to me when I went to the front
in 1SC2. All of my old soldiers will re
member that bay horse. I rode on the
review a thoroughbred black mare, and
I was in a constant state of anxiety lest
she would run away with me when
wanned up. Well, the troops were
drawn up in a line and we rode down
the front lines at a slow pace, but when
we reached the rear lines Grant would
put the bay at his utmost speed, and as
he was nearly thoroughbred, he could
run. Grant sat on the bay as if he was
part of him. but the difficulty I found
myself in was not to keep up at the
regular distance, but to prevent my
animal from distancing the General
and running off with me. Grant rode
like a demon and I after him until the
review was finished, the troops in the
meantime watching the scene with
interest mingled with astonishment.
For some days afterward the troops
were heard discussing the event, and,
as far as I can learn, never settled the
question as to whether it was a horse
race or a military review."
"While on the subject of horses,"
continued the General, "the two ani
mals that I took with me into the field
at the outbreak of the Civil War sur
vived all the campaigns in which I was
engaged. When I returned to civH
pursuits I took my horses back to
Massachusetts with me and kept the
faithful animals until they died. The
bay horse which I have mentioned I
rarely used except on parade or in
an emergency. He was too valua
ble to risk his life on the field of
battle. I usually rode another bay in
battle, a big, powerful and zealous ani
mal. He was wounded on several oc
casions, but none of his wounds seemed
to be serious enough to incapacitate
him from active service. I rode him
at the battle of Cedar Mountain. A".
The Sleepy Senate of Brazil.
The Senate of the United State
presents a remarkable contrast with
that of Brazil," said aa attache of a
Sooth American Legation to a Wash
ington' Past reporter as he eyed criti
cally the various senators from the gal
lery" yesterday." T have heard a great
man- remarks bordering on reflection
about the sleepy' proceedings of the
Senate, but to have that adjective ap
plied appropriately and literally it
should be transferred to the Brazilian
Senate. The cause of this fact is one
which has been instrumental in bring
ing about the revolution. In Brazil
Senators hold office for life, and take a
so-called active part in the legislation
of the country so long as they ean be
carried to the Senate chamber and sit
A view of the Brazilian Senate re
minds one of a hospital for the infirm
and aged, with here and there a man
of some bodily vigor thrown in. As a
rule at least a" third of the Senators are
so eld that they fall asleep after sitting
in the Senate "Chamber for half an
hour, and even on imitortant occasiohs
of debates it is impossible to keep them
awake long enough to hear the argu
ments of the younger men, they never
attempting anvthing like an address
themselves. 1 remember on one oc
casion counting thirteen of these aged
legislators sitting in their chairs
asleep while one of the ablest debaters
was addressing the both'. Toothless,
eyes bleared, and the picture of corpses
many of them, they make a woful
group. There are, of course, younger
and abler men in the body who do the
real work of enacting legislation.
'One of the pointson which the
people of Brazil lay stress is that some
, ', , j . i
oe a.iopiea Dy j
antral trie lnte r- ,
which live men will con
ests of the country, ami a term of office
of four or six vears will not allow the
present condition of affairs there to be j World's Fair Commissioners have se
continiied. Oae of the first things I j lected the following Vice-Presidents:
anticipate hearing of the reorganization ! Thomas M.Waller of Connecticut, -1.
of the Brazilian sroveruuient is a change ! 11. de Young of California, 1). B. Penn
to correct this evil." !
How to See the Wind.
Take a polished metal surface of two
feet or more, with straight edge; a
large handsaw will answer the pur
pose. Take a windy day for the ex
perimenti whether hot or cold, clear or
cloudy; only let it not be in murky,
rainy weather. Hold j'our metallic
surface at right angles to the direction of
the wind i. e., if the wind is north hold
your surface east and west, but instead
of holding it vertical incline it about 42
degrees to the horizon, so that the
wind, striking, glances and flows over
the edge, as the water flows over a
dam. Now sight carefully along the
edge some minutes at a sharply defined
object, and you will see the wind pour
ing over the edge in graceful curves.
Make your observations carefully and
you will hardly ever fail in the experi
ment; the results are even better if
the sun is obscured. Si. Louis Eepub
& How the Great Lakes Were Named.
The name of the gTcat lakes of
America are generally of Indian origin.
The early discoverers of Ontario called
it "St. Louis," and afterward the
early French called it "Lake Front
enac" after the governor. The En
glish, when they first claimed dominion,
called it "Katarakni, or Ontario";
Mitchell called it 'Catarakui," and
Pownall the same, but the name
"Ontario" was the one always used.
Huron was named from the Indian
tribe on its shores when first discovered.
From Homans, 1706, and De JTsle.
1729, it received the alias of "Mich
igan"; Hennepin, 1698, and Coxe, 1721,
called it "Huron, or Kargnondi";
Washington's journal. 1700, calls it
"Quatohi, or Huron."
Lake Michigan, persistently'called at
first "Illinois," was-called "Michigan"
first by Sener in 1844, since which
time it has been generally known by
Cham plain, the first topographer of
Lake Superior, called it "Grand lac"
The wonderful Jesuit map called it
"Tracy or Superior." Coxe and Sener
called it by an alias after the Sioux or,
as they were then called, the Kadous
siaus on its shores.
Lake Erie received its name from
the Eries on its banks and uniformly
retained its name. The Eries were
knoi n as the Cat nation; therefore
some early writers call it "Felis" and
vj)u Chat." Sener called it "Cadara-
"" "" Washington's journal, Mitchell,
' ''ownall called it "Okswego." St.
Starvatfon the Result of Strikes in
THE Sl'ITESS OF THE NEW ITU 1SER
Prohibition in Northern Dakota
laiion of the Initt'il Slates
Five hundred metal cornice makers of
Chicago are on a strike.
A portion of the Creek Indian reserva
tion lying to the South will piobably le
added to the Yellowstone Park.
Three American coins, a dollar, half
dollar and a dime of ITS;!, so!. 1 at auction
in New York last week for f 1 ,850.
Thousands of men, women and 'chil
dren are claimed to, lie starving m New
York citv, as a result of the strikes in
Paymaster Duran, of the Mexican Cen
tral Railway, is in jail in the city of Mex
ico, charged with leing $li),00J short in
The entire business portion of Cerril
los, N. M., fifty miles north of Albu
querque, has been destroyed by tire,
l-oss about (100,000.
The Rocky Mountain carnival began j
at Ogdi-n, July 1st. The town was
crowded and the procession and exer-'
cises were a decided success.
Minneajolis seems to be the only city
satisfied with the census returns. St
Paul's investigation locates as many as
twenty residents on a vacant lot. j
A passenger train on the Wabash was
wrecked near Silver Citv, Iowa. Sev
eral persons were injured, nut only two
atalty the engineer and fireman.
During the past week 144 eases of
cholera and thirty-six deaths were re
ported at Gandia. Medical authorities
believe the disease will not be spread
Jack Wortman, a noted desierado con
fined in jail at Beatrice, Neb., for horse
stealing, killed the jailer, George Max
field, and esTied. He will lie lynched
A conflict between striking gas work-'
era and the po'ice of Leeds, Kngland,
took place July 1st. A large number oi
people on both sides were nnrt, some
of them seriously.
An Knglish syndicate has secured the
eontrol of the Sackett & Iawton lime
mvseums at Omaha, St. Joseph, Mo.,
and Lincoln, Neb. Sackett Sc I .aw ton
retain one-fifth interest.
A Chinese scout, sent out from a camp
near the boundary of I-ower California,
has been captured. AIout fifty China
men are waiting for an opportunity to
come into the United States.
Sir John Thompson, Canadian minis
ter of justice, has gone to England to dis
cuss reciprocity with the United States
in wrecking and coasting, copyright, fish
ing and Behringsea matters.
Rain-in-the-Face, a noted Sioux chief,
ranking next to Sitting Bull, made prom
inent through the Custer massacre, in
Montana, was fatally slabbed by a jeal
ous and handsome squaw, June L'Oth.
The Right Rev. Monsignor McManis,
member of the Papal household and
Vicar-General of this diocese, one of the
oldest and ltest known Catholic prelates
in this country, died at Geneva, N. Y.
Superintendent of tlte Census Porter,
of Washington says that from present in
dications tlie returns of the enumerators
will show a total (Herniation of the Cni'ed
States of 4 ,500 ,000, against 51,15o,783 in
A mad horse, seized with hydropho
bia, succeeded in biting and feariuliv las-
cerating the shoulder of a woman, almost
(earing a man to peices, and killing a
eow ion ,,e was Bhot Kentucky re
i centlv. .
of Louisiana, G. V. Allen of .New York
inti A. ti. Andiews of.Aoith Carolina.
The, pat-t week hundreds throughout
the East have fallen victims to the swel
tering heat. Many factories have been
closed, Chicago's street-car hordes fell
dead in the street. The temperature in
the middle Mississippi Valley is unpre
cedented tor J one.
The strike on the Illinois Central Rail
road has beenjsettled. 'lhe men go back
to work on compromise. They with
draw the demand for the dismissal of
Division Suiierinteiident Russell and tht
company takes from him the power to
tureor discharge men.
Mr. Samson and Isaac Heidensheimer,
two leading and wealthy Hebrew citi
zens of Galveston, Tex., were arrested,
charged with having burned the Texas
Standard Oil Company's mill last April.
Samson was president and the largest
stockholder in the company.
The new cruiser Philadelphia is now
reported the fastest ship of her class
afloat. She exceeds her contract require
ments. Her average speed will be some
j thing over twenty knots an hour. The
premium to the contractors for excess in
speed w ill amount to about $3G0,iH)0.
! The notorious outlaw, Captain Lewis
i R. Redmond, paidoued from prison by
President Cleveland, who was the terroi
of Blue Mountain region of South Caro
lina, stabbed to death James Smith, a
wealthy lumberman, at Walhalla, S. C,
while drunk. The last victim .made the
twelfth man be has murdered. He is
now in jail.
At midnight, June 30th, the prohibi
tion law went into effect in Northern
Dakota, consequently every saloon in
the many towns closed their doors. The
first-class saloons claim that they will
defy the law, and deal out wtiat is
termed original packages liquors w rap
ped in parcel. The custom of treating
i your neighlsjr at the bar will be clone
j away with.
! Miss Brackett, the writer and teacher,
' lias had a right-hund side-saddle made,
and rides on either side of her horse in
differently. She was moved to this by
the conviction that constant riding on
the left side was injurious to both rider
and horse. The three daughters of the
frincess of Wales and other ladies of
England have adopted Miss Bracket t's
The Empress Frederick, accompanied
by her two daughters, Princesses Vic
toria and Margaret, arrived at Windsor
Castle June 2Hth, preceding the approach
of the Emperor. The Queen received
the Empress with marked honors and
embraced her with unusual affection.
WHEN DOCTORS DISACREE.
Ths DlfllcaltlM a Man Has In Following
On going Into a drug store, or look
ing through the advertising columns
of a newspaper, one wonders why anj
body, except out of pure willfulness,
should ever die, writes M. J. Savage in
the Boston Olobe. But when, on the
other hand one notices the different
things that are regarded as fatal by the
doctors, he begins to wonder that any
body should be so illogical as to con
tinue to live.
For example, a the winter ap
proaches, a man begins to consider the
practical problem of underllannel. But
if he lays to heart the different varieties
of medical advice tie will find himself
iu the condition of the celebrated long
eared animal between the two bundles
of hay. He may not starve, but he
will be in serious danger of freezing.
I have been looking up the matter.
Germany has a famoi.s professor of
flannel. Dr. Jaeger tells all the world
that it must dress in wool, the pure,
natural, nncolored article. It is good
for sheep, and since the traditional
view is that the human race is only a
flock of sheep to be. shepherded and
fleeced, why the logic is plain.
But a famous Boston doctor tells us,
on equal authority, that cotton is "tha
only wear," 1 do not recall his rea
son. Perhaps it is part of a universal
system of vegetarianism.
" On the other hand. Dr. Felix Oswald,
of Kew York, loudly proclaims that
the only thing that ought to touch the
outside of a civilized being is linen.
Meantime what is a distracted man
to do as the cold weather comes onP
Prof. Blot used to say that the best cup
of coffee was the one that contained a
mixture of the largest number of kinds.
How would it do to get up a composite
suit of underclothing and get the bene
fit of all the different varieties?
But tjiis is only an illustration of a
larger problem. I am not yet aged,
but within my memory nearly" all kinds
of food have iu turn been declared
dangerous, if not fatal. The same Is
true of all the drinks. Fleeing from
the threatening qualities of Cochitttate,
I am confronted with the magnified
forms of death that lurks in the in
sidious bottle of Apollinaris. And then
I am startled by au array of statistics
prepared by au English medical com
mission, wherein it is conclusively
shown that all water is dangerous. At
any rate, these figures are said to
prove that, iu the. tables of longevity.
abstinence" man stands j
It begins to -look as if there was "a I
good deal of human nature" in doc- j
tors. As a man reads the Bible, and
sees all tests that make for his opinions j
and treats the rest as "figurative so j
may it not be with others besides the-
ologians? There is such a seductive i
tendency in men to make their foot- j
rule the measure of the uui verse.
It seems to me' just possible that
there is a grain of truth in the old
proverb: "What is one man's meat is
another man's poison." Those who.
logically, ought to die, as a matter of
fact keep right on living, and those
who ought to live do die. Perhaps a j
little individuality should come m Here,
as in some other things. If a man has i
not sense enough to find out what i
kiud of food and drink and clothing !
agrees with him, and to govern him-
6elf accordingly.theu perhaps it is just j
as well for the world for hiiu not to !
stay here. Iet him go on, and save
the fool-killer trouble. But if he has
any sense, then experience w ill become !
Ins teacher. Hie ouly "sate person
in tin u-iil'lil w I lit rtn.. ti-lit, lfi'tiii
his own personal lesson as to how lo I
Child Marriages In Morocco.
In all warm climates the period
nubertv for both sexes arrives earlier j
than it does in the chillv latitudes cf
the North, and. therefore, the marriajre
able epoch is correspondingly advanced.
But unfortunately it is mure than cor
respondingly advanced, for a system
of child marriages has prevailed dur
ing many generations, by means of
which infantine brides and bride
grooms (but esecially brides) aro
simply bought and sold to suit the con
venience or the interest of the parents,
says the London Graphic. Much at
tention has been lately directed to this
subject in India, and it is to be hoped
that the native mind will srraduallv be
come aware of the cruelties which" are
perpetrated under this system of forced j
and unnatural unions, une is some
what surprised to find that these pre
mature marriages also prevail among
the Jews of Morocco, for they certain ly
seem contrary to the spirit, if not the
letter, of the law of Moses. As is well j
known, the Jews, despite the oppre- (
sion and contempt w .tb which they j
ira tro.it.id h lh frtltnwers of I lio Priw !
phet, are very umerous in the Empire I last Sunday, the areonaut came near los
of Morocco, particularlv iu the cities, ln life, the paraschute failing to fill
where thev carry on all" the mercantile l"lf rb'. wlule descending until within
and monetary transactions, act as ia. ; "ne hundred feet of tha ground.
terpreters and perform the functions i
of servants, porters and scavengers.
The Life of a Shooting Star.
A small bodj perhaps as large as a
paving-stone or larger more often,
perhaps, not as large as a marble is
moving around the sun. Just as a
mighty planet revolves iu an ellipse,
so this small object will move round
and round in au ellipse, with the sun
in the focus. There are at the present
moment inconceivable myriads of such
meteors moving in this manner. They
are too small, and too di-tant for our
telescopes, and we can never see them
except under extraordinary circum
stances. At the time we see the me
teor it is usually moving with enor
mous velocity, so that it often traverses
a distance of more than twenty miles
in a second of time. Such a velocity is
almost impossible near the earth's sur
face, the resistance of the air would
prevent it. Aloft in the emptiness of
space there is no air to resist the me
teor. It may have been moving round
and round the sun for thousands, per
haps for millions, of years without let
or hinderance; but the supreme mo
ment arrives, and the meteor perishes
in a streak of splendor. In the course
of its wanderings the body comes near
the earth, and within a few hundred
miles of the surface, of course, begins
to encounter the surface of the atmos
phere with which the earth is inclosed.
To a body moving with the appalling
velocity of a meteor a plunge into the
atmosphere is usually fatal. Even
though the upper layers of the air are
excessively attenuated, yet they sud
denly check the velocity, almost as a
ritte bullet would be checked when
fired into water. As the meteor rushes
through the atmosphere the friction of
the air warms its surface. Gradually
it becomes red hot, then white hot, and
is finally driven off into vajior with a
brilliant light, while we on the earth,
100 or 2U0 miles below, exclaim:
"Oh, look, there is a shooting star!"
Death of Superintendent J. IX Brandt
in San Francisco.
i UMATILLA INDIA' S R JAP1V.W A 1!0I -
TIFl L HARVEST.
Another Trial for "Sandy" Olds Indian
depredation Claims Kail
Portland has succeeded in getting a re
count of its census.
A Catholic hospital and cathedral are
soon to be built in Tacoma.
Spokane Falls' new exposition build
ing w ill have rMO.O )) square feet of floor
ing. Eureka, Cal., is making a strong move
ment for building a railroad line to Red
The town sit of Thompson Falls,
Mont., has !een taken up as a minintr
Baker City. Or., raised
subsidy of 25,0:)O for the
in one dav a
Tbe Idaho State Company started a
line of daily stages between Union and
Cornucopia, July 1st.
Gallagher, the murderer of I,ewis
Mar, at Skamania, Wash,, will !e exe
cuted at Vancouver, July Hth.
At a depth of 112 feet a stratum of
bituminous coal was struck in boring an
artesian well at Pullman, Wash.
William Cameron, Superintendent of
the Mechanic's Fair at Portland last
year, died after a short illness Juneitith.
A Portland syndicate lias obtained
control of the water works system of
Cneney, Wash, in consideration! 10,000.
.!. 15. Brandt, Superintendent of the
Southern Pacific lines in O:cgon, died
sud leiily of heart disease in San Fran
cisco, June iJStli.
There is a race between the Northern
Pa -.'i fie and the Hunt System in constt fic
tion of their roads between Centralia,
Wash., jnd Gray's Harbor, on the coast.
Fhe Supreme Court has again come to
the rescue of ''Sandy" lids, and be will
have a new trial. The murderer's bnlv
hoje is that the next verdict ill not l
in the first degree.
Boise City, Idaho, had on exhibition
recently, a gold brick weighing 1,000 j
ounces, valued at 14,0 sn4 a product of'
seventeen d.ty's run of the Washington
mine, near Idaho City.
t Well informed cattle men estimate
that there will not lie more than 1,500
; bead of beef cattle for sale in' Crook
j County this fall. There are usually more
j than twice that number.
A StirVeV Will lx Tn:ldl til naiwrt-iin
the amount of iower to U obtained from
the Cmatslla river near Pendleton. If
enough can lie had the street-cars of that
town willlie run bv electricity.
I. O. Mills, of San Francisco, has had
a magnificent twelve story structure
designed for Montgomery "Street. Its
site will lie on the ground occupied hv
Piatt's Hall, opiwsit- the Rtiss House. "
Henry 11. Wheeler, of Crook Countv.
! Or., bus put in a claim against the GoV-
THi'"?"1 thro"n'' Senator Mit.-l.ell, f
io,.xo, me valuation oi stage-horses
t .i i , , , .
i iosi iiirougri me depredations ot Indians
Two of the three robliers who stopped
the stage near Calistoga Springs, Cal.,
Iasl week, have lieen captured. On
tbem was found the watches and most of
the monev stolen.
They confessed their
Changes now being made in Astoria's
city assessment roll will make the net
amount of proertv to lie assessed, a
gregate alionl t4,OOO,0dd. This w ill nec
essitate only a 5-mill tax. List year it
J. Richardson and his son, of Eugene
City, Or., were out bunting one day last
week, when the gun in the hands of the
father was discharged, the charge of shot
entering the young man's arms and legs.
! He will recover,
George Gibson and Charles Whitsot
were fishing on the Ieschutes recently,
says the Oclioeo Review, anil made the
biggest catch of any one so far heard
from. They caught 1.50J trout in two
and a half days' fishing.
While making the paraschute jump
iroin me naitoon ascension at fori land
j vt . ii. I3U8II oi Montana, recently a
i pointed Receiver of the Land Office at
i Oh mpia, has declined to accept the po
jsition. He is sheriff of Chehalis County,
11' IT Tl 1 v
,r nniiniiru licit? lit? IS, HS lie
finds the latter ollice more lucrative.
At rrineville Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Hayes' little lioy, aged about 4 years,
met with a serious accident by falling
from a buggy. The little fellow struck
on his head, giving him a fearful shock,
from which it is feared he will not re
cover. W. F. Seribner, of Denver, is in Baker
City, on his second visit to purchase
heavy draught mares and also, would
like to ship east 000 steers from the
range of Baker county. Mr. Scribnei,
was here alsint. one year ago, savs the
Baker City Democrat, with" a shipment
of Clydesdales and disposed of them.
At Pendleton, recently, a hon-e's
throat was cut in a singular manner. A
roH! shute had lieen made in which to
capture the animal, and the horse ran
into the rope at full speed, catching its
neck on the oh-truction. Its windpie
was severed, and in a few mi mites the
Indian who owned it was minus a good
That the time made in a running de
ends upon how the race is run, and is
not a safe criterion to follow, has several
times recently lieen made apparent.
Civil Service ran six furlongs in 1.10l2,
and yet. when he met Teuny he was eas
ily defeated in l.lS1, and the track was
about as fast one day as the other. On
the first occasion Civil Service went at a
rapid but steady clip throughout, with
nothing at his head to fight him to a fin
ish. When ne was pitted against Tenny
the object of his jockey and of that of
Geraldine was to get so far in front of
the dreaded "crack" at the start that he
would not be able to utilize his great
burst of speed until too late. Accord
ingly the two went out helter-pelter, and
ran their heads off in the first five fur
longs, leaving the redoubtable Tenny to
catch them tired in the last furlong.
Mistaken in Grammar.
Faults are pardonable fn conversa
tions which are not pardonable in
written compositions. But we must lie
careful not to take too much leeway in
this regard and not to make mistakes
in grammar or pronunciation. Some
people are guilty of grammatical
Lltiuders through "sheer carelessness.
Thus a lady of my acquaintance, says
1 writer in the Ladies'1 Home Journal,
w ho understands trigonometry and can
translate Virgil, often says to me, "you
was," and yet she knows" perfectly well
that this is an Inexcusable mistake.
Other people who ought to know
better say "he don't-' for "he doesn't,"
"I don't know as I do," instead of "I
don't know that I do." "Ain't" and
"taint" are not often used now by
educated people unless in a jesting
wav. It is au unwise thing, however,
to be careless or inaccurate in one's pro
nunciations or use of language, since
tricks of speech are easily caught, and
very hard to get rid of. Thus, when
one is talking to servants, or other un
educated people, one is often tempted
to adopt their phraseology, in order to
be readily understood by "them, but it
is lietter to withstand the temptation,
even if one should be obliged in conse
quence to take more trouble to express
one's meaning clearly.
What shall be said of the woman who
says: "1 done it?" She has certainly
placed herself between the hrns of a
dilemma. Her hearers will infer,
either that her early education was
neglected, or that she associated w ith
uneducated jeople during her cliild
hood. And yet this is a grammatical
fault, which seems hard to get rid of.
Persons who never say "I seen it," or
"he has went." or "them things," will
occasionally betray themselves by let
ting slip the fatal ""I done it."
It is quite as incorrect to use "he"
nd "I" for "him" and "me," or vice
versa, as it is to say "I done it." ami
yet the first-named class of faults that
of using the wrong pronouns is some
times committed by educated jieople.
Indeed. 1 have heard the phrase, "It
is me," justified on the ground that it
was a literal translation of the Frencn
e' ttmoi. But our English grammar
does not, like its French namesake,
justify the employment of certain pro
nuncial forms merely for the value of
euphony. "He is older thau I" may
not sound so well as "he is older than
me," yet the former is the correct
form. It is a common mistake to say:
"Between vou and I," and vet a mo
ment's reflection should convince any j
one who has ever studied grammar j
that he should say "between vou audi
me," " !
How He Raved His $!).000.
Father Malone had just put the fin-J
Ishing touches to one of his excellent
sermons yesterday when his bouse-!
keejter announced th. a couple of in- j
ilividnals were awaiting in the adjoin- j
ing room to have the nuptial knot tied, j
The task is always a pleasing one to ;
his reverence. So runuing a brush a
few times through iis hair ami assum- 3
ing bis most pleasant smile he pro- j
ceeded to perform the ceremony. On j
reaching the waiting room, however, !
there was a surprise in store for him. j
There sat John C. McGraw and his j
good wife Sophie no one else.
We come to be married," quoth !
"Married, yon say! Why, you must
be crazy, John McGraw. This is uot j
a matter to joke aljouU"
"Joke, jour riverence? I ain't no :
funny man. and you ought to know it
by this time. We want to be married,
and no mistake about it."
"Then where is the lady?"
"Lady! There she is," pointing to
Bv this time Father Malone had con
cluded beyond all doubt he ha'J a
couple of lunatics on his hands, and
just as he was about to dispatch-a mes
senger for a policeman McGraw ex
plained. "Father, perhaps you didn't hear
about it, but Sophie has being going
back on me an' all I could say to her,
she must have a divorce. Well, yer
honor, she got it, bad luck to her, and
it cost like the excuse oie, father
but it made me hot. especially con
siderin'' that the court gave her I9.W0
alimony nine t-h-o-u-s-a-n-d dollars!
fat her. "think of that. Why, it would
ruin nie twice over. So I says to
Sophie, sez I, "Cau't this little matter
lie arranged; you an' I, Sophie dear,
have livt'd together for twelve years
and surely yer not goin' to desert me
now?' With that she burst into tears,
and so we agreed to get married ng 'in.
It isu't the ffU.000 I care about, father,
but it nearly broke my heart to think
1 would have to live without her."
And here McGraw sobbed softly and
continued to sob while the priest ex
amined the marriage license, which
was in due form. Nothing further re
mained but to unite the divorced
couple. By becoming a partv to the
arrangement the lady relcaseif her 9,
000 claims on her husband's estate, and
John was proportionately happj.
The parlies were married in St. Louis
some twelve years age, when Mrs. Mc
Graw was a blushing girl of 17. She
obtained her divorce a few davs ago in
district court ou the ground of her
husband's extreme cruelty. Denver
A College Cry lor the Uirl.
Now Wcllesley College is going to
have a college cry. The girls are a
good deal worked up over the matter,
and no end of proposals aro made
that is, of course, proposals for a col
lege cheer. There is a strong senti
ment among the students against ap
pearing to follow the example of the
masculine colleges iu this serious mat
ter of choosing a cheer. In the start
the girls have made a distinction by
deciding to term tlwdr college cry a
yell" instead of a "cheer." In a call
for propositions recently made in the
college monthly magazine it is speci
fied that the yell must be "a wild,
lyrical cry, strong but essentially fem
inine." A prize is offered for some
thing entirely satisfactory.
A few years ago Smith College be
came much exercised on the same sub
ject, and the student periodicals of
Yale, Harvard, and Priucetou under
took to help tho girls out with sugges
tions. The suggestion which met with
most favor iu tlie masculine college
"Hooray I Hooray! S m i t h!
Smith! Just too lovely for anything!
O. how nicel"
But it did not meet with the approval
of the Smith College girls, aud was not
adopted. N. Y. Hun.
' Stand Hi in on His Head.
In France if a patient who is under
the influence of chloroform shows any
signs of heart fniluro he is held head
downward till he is restored. It is said
that this method never fails, and many
operating tables in France are now so
constructed that the lower end can
be elevated at a moment's notice.
Firenzi Lowers the Mile and a
SENATOR HEARST WILL RETIRE FROM
Another Colored Champion- Base ball ia
Jatan Portland's Fall
California is sure to be the great racing
enter of the continent.
The rabbit-drives of Southern Califor
nia have almost exterminated the "bun
nies." The great Nutwood stallion Dawn was
ld last week in lVtaluma, Cal., for I5,-
has It-gun his training in
meet Slavin, the Knglish
Charley Smith, the 110-pound cham
pion of England, has issued a challenge
to Cal McCaithy.
The string of trotters and pacers, be
longing to I'.udd Doble, left Fresno, Cal.,
where they have l-een wintering, for the
Yank Adams, the well known finger
billiardist, is now on a tour of the
I nited States giving exhibitions of bis
The Stockton Baseball team, with all
its property, its franchise and rights in
the California league, has le-n sold to
The Dwyer Brothers apoear to be
holding their horses in reserve. Thev
have done very little racing so far this
Sainfoin, w inner of the rich Derby, and
who had had previous!- been sold for
neariy 40,kKI, cost only : guineas as a
The eight-oared shell race between the
taie ami Harvard crews, June 271 h,
won by Yale. This is Yale's fifth
O fary, the champion pedestrian,
covered the distance of fifteen miles re
cently, in two hours and fortv-six min
utes, at lort Worth. .
California has been determined the
(est w iutering climate for bosses, and it
is probable that another winter will !
brims a great portion of Eastern fivers to
this coast "
An athletic club is now being formed;
at Honolulu. It is the intention of the j
management to obtain nomv of the best ;
American pugilistic talent to take part in '
the monthly exhibitions. T
It is reported that Senator Hearst, bt- :
ing dissatisfied w ith the continued poor i
ln k attending his horses in the races, j
has decide I to sell at auction his entire:
stables and retire from tlie turf. !
Nearly all the bookmakers who are ;
doing business; in New York lost heavilr j
on the Suburban. The majoritv were
certain Tenny would win and laid 2 to 1 i
against Salvator, and weie hit hard.
Ja.-' Tiempsey and his combination of t
pugilisis oiiened the tiohten liat rlnhi
of Salt I-ake C ity on the 20th inst. The"
duo rooms are situated in building for
merly used as a liouse of worship bv the
At the rooms of the Pelican Club, Lon
don, June 27th, America's colored lian
tam George Hixon, taxed Nunc Wallace
of r:rmingham, bolder of the English
championship, for a purse of $2,500.
Eighteen rounds were fought, the Eng
lishman being completely used up.
I'rince Charlie's, tthe sire of Salvator,)
l-erforniances in England are known to
nearly all the followers of the turf. How
he leat Cremorne anil Queen's Messen
ger for the Two Thousand Guineas in
172, was unplaced for the Oerbv but got
second to Wenlock for the St. Leger are
O'Connor, the oarsman, who was
beaten by Stansbury at Sydney, N. S.
V., has protested against "the pavment
of the stakes to the- latter. O'Connor
claims the race on the ground that
Stansbury took his water a quarter of a
mile from the start and that a foul en
sued. The uniDiresleny that there was
The report of the Supervisor of the
census of San Francisco puts the popula
ion down at oOO.OOi). He estimates the
number of Chinese at over 24,000, an in
crease of 2,000 over 1880 and says that
during the winter months over 10,000
celestials will be added to the estimated
East Portland, Or., has a set of van
dals who have poisoned a number of
milch cows owned by parties who have
been fui nisbing milk to neighbors. It
is mispicioned that the outrages are com
mitted by certain milk-dealers, whose
lists of customers have been shortened
by the owners of these cows.
Tiie Puritan Athletic Club of Long Is
land City offer a 20,00i) purse for a con
test between Jackson and Sullivan, and
as Jackson has announced that he will
not meet Sullivan outside of California
for fear of not receiving fair play, the
club offers an additioned deposit of
7.fi00tliat he will not be interferred
with in any way during the tight.
Base ball has been introduced in Ja
ptn and is I tecum in i a popular out-door
sport. The Japs fail to "catch on" read
ily. In a game recently played between
a Japanese club and a team of American
clerks considerable amusement was af
ordtd by a Yankee running out of line
and being chased some distance into a
rice field by the entire Japanese nine
until caught and put out.
Charley Mitchell, with the exception
of Jem Mace, is the cleverest pugilist
who ever placed himself in a prize ring.
He is a hard hitter, as was demonstrated
when he knocked John L. Sullivan
down in a glove contest at Madison
Square (ianlen, New York. Mitchell
also proved that he was a first-class pu
gilist w hen be fought John L. Sullivan
in France, for $5,1X10, and succeeded in
making the battle a draw.
Again California horses give the dust
to Eastern Cracks. Juoe 26th Haggin's
mare rirenr.i knocked a second oil the
i tin i ,
mile and a half record for the Coney Is-
I t I 1 V, 1 1 7 f . IVUkl , x. v iva
cheer went up as 2 :33 told the story of
another smashed record. In 1888 "she
made the record 2 :34, which has stood
until her last race. The same day Sen
ator Stanford's famous colt Racine, won
the first race of a mile at Washington
Park, Chicago, in 1 :41, and the opinion
of witnesses was that had be been given
his head he would have lowered the
record of Maori, 1:39 4-5.
Attained by the Different
RUSSIA'S EFFORTS TO CHECK IXCREAS
The First Balloon Aseensioa Victoria's
Opiam Fartories Railroad
Tieg of Clay.
A bear rarely exceeds twenty years.
Petroleum has been discovered in
Cuvier considers it probable that
whales sometimes live 1,000 years.
A squirrel here lives seven or eight
years; rabbits seven years.
Elephants have been known to live
to the age of four hundred years.
Camels sometimes live to the age of
one hundred; stags are long lived.
A tortoise has been known to live to
the age of one hundred and seven.
A dog lives twenty years; a wolf
twenty; a fox fourteen to sixteen years.
A swan has attained the age of two
hundred years; pelicans are long lived.
Pigs haTe been known to live to the
age of thirty years; the rhinoceros to
A horse has been known to lire to
the age of sixty-two, but averages from
twenty to thirty.
Insects, as a general rule, are short
lived, though there are a great many
exceptions to the rule.
Sir Walter Scott's dairy of the later
years of his life is soon to be printed by
an Edinburg publisher.
A Wheeling inventor is at work upon
a watch which is expected to run a
month without winding.
The largest ourang-outang yet shot
in Borneo stood 4 feet and 10 inches
high. The average is about 4 feet 6
The Russian minister of the interior
Is preparing a scheme to check the in
creasing immigration into Russia, es
pecially of Germans.
George Angustus Sala, it is announc
ed, has retired from journalism with a
view to entering Parliament. It would
be quite appropriate to have the famil
iar G. A. S. there.
Coningsby Disraeli, nephew and heir
of Lord Beaconstield, shares his quar
ters at Oxford with a member of Glad
stone's family, who is his most intimate
friend and chuni
Ilenrv Smith, an eccentric individual
who diet! at Kansas Citv. left directions
that-Bift fCHeral shonkl not
than $80. and that iiis-Jsy
consumed bv slakinjr lime.
should be i
were eomplied with. "
When the visiting Amesbnry military
company marched to the Biddeford,
Me., depot the other day, an old lady
leaned out of a window in the 'Blarney
Block' and called out. Good-by, boys.
Good bless yon all, and don't come
back again till you free Ireland."
One of tlie most interesting features
of modern Greek life is the fact that
the inhabitants are above reeeivins
Indeed, there is no - word
in the Romaic language which is the
synonym for the English "tip," the
Jtrencn "pourboir," the Gerni&n
trinkgeld," and the Turkish '-backsheesh."
William Allingham, the Irish poet,
who died recently, was a friend of
Carlyle, but the o'ld fellow used to sit
on him heavilv from time to time, and
once he did it in this wise: 'Allingham,.;
ye're no a bad fellow, but I'd just have
ve to know that a man can never get
in a word of sense for your everlasting
The Prince of Wales is noted for the
enormous quantity of luggage which he
causes to be sent with him on his jour
neys. He takes whole boxes of hats
and huge trunks of dress suits, morn
ing coats, and other charges. He
makes a point when visiting anywhere
of not being seen twice in the same
coat, and the variety of his garments
is as astonishing as the tailor's bill for
them must be long.
Prince Bismarck is constantly im
proving his estates and adding to the
income which he receives from them.
His distilleries at Varzin, the dairies in
Schoenhausen, and the paper and street
pavement factories make him already
one of the greatest tradesmen in the
Empire and show his industrial and
business talents. He has recently ad
ded to this list a large brickyard,
which he has built in the forests of
Mr. Oscar Dickson, the Gothenburg
merchant, already famous as a gener
ous patron of Arctie exploration, offers
to defrav the expenses of a new expedi
tion to the North Pole if Dr. Frithjof
Nansen. who commanded the recent
Greenland expedition, will accept the
leadership. Dr. Nansen is willing to
take command of a polar expedition,
but as he is an officer of the Norwegian
Government he desires that Norway
shall defray the expenses.
There are thirteen opium refining i
factories at present in operation in j
Victoria, B. C. The quantity of crude j
opium imported last year would pro- j
duce 50.000 pounds of the refined arti-
tide. Five thousand pounds, says a j
Canadian customs officer, would sup- j
. ii, , . ,
ply all demands for home consump-
tion, and the remainder would have to
be disposed of in the United States,
into which one country -of course it
comes without going through the cus
Few good wives, savs the N, Y. Sun,
will object to their husbands
Coins: to I
the Andnbon Clnb
of Detroit. ho- I
ever smokes in that club must bring
his own cigar to the house, and who
ever wants a drink there must have
brought it along with him a dreadful
condition that has not yet been known
in the club. The aim of the club is to i
provide rooms for reading and card j
playing, but no playing for money is j
jiermitteo, and at lO o clock every
night the club-rooms are closed.
A Baltimore instice, before whom a
policeman was brought on the charge
nf nrofane swearinsr on the public
street, dismissed the case, as the officer
had said onlv "damn." The justice
, - i . i u w.a f
t exit Aiueu tuai tuo iuco u. in.,,
F ? .-,-,,. fKun
word was not more sismincant than
the word "durn." Damn as defined
by Webster and Worcester and the en
cyclopedia, when used by itself, is not
profane language. If, he said, the
prisoner had used it in connection with
the name of God, then I should have
found him guilty and punished him se
verely. Adam P. Hopkins, of West Bridge
water. Pa., baa filed a caveat upon an
"improvement" in the form of poi
and railroad ties made of burnt fire
clay. The jiosts will lie burnt very
hard and will have the railing secured
by means of nails driven into holes
made in the posts when soft, at an
angle that will bring the heads together
and hold the railing firmly in place.
Holes through the ties npoa either side
of the rail will admit bolts, the upper
ends of which will have washers and
nuts bearing upon the rail and holding
it firmly in position. "
The first aerial voyagers were a
sheep, a cock and a duck, which were
placed in an osier basket attached to a
balloon that ascended on the 19th of
September, 1783, at Versailles. France,
the king and royal family "assisting"
at the speetaeler The ascension was
made at the instance of a commission
appointed by the Academy of Science,
aud the balloon was const rneted under
the supervision of Stephen MontgolSer,
to whom, with his brother. Joseph, the
inxea'Jntt of the balloon is c'.ue. .. Tlie
sheep and duck and cock readied the
ground again in safe. v. The first air.
vot'age made by any finman wa3'utso"
made in this year, 1783.
King Humliert, of Italy, although
only 45, is already quite" gray. The
fact worries his beantiful Queen, and
she recently gave him a box of the fa
mous French hair-coloring: material
and anxiously awaited the effect?, of in
application. " But she was disappoint
ed. Instead of a more youthful look
ing King she found her" favorite lap
dog dyed an ngly green the following
morning. When she asked for an ex
planation King Humbert said that he
preferred to trv the medicine firt
upon her dog. "To-morrow," he ad
ded, -your Brazilian parrot wilr hive
its turn." But from that hour tlie hair
dye disappeared and the locks of King
Humbert remain unchanged.
A Lawyer's Wise Rose. -
A Napa connty man arrived in towa
not long ago and went to a hotel, the
name of which shall be nndivulged. In
the evening he handed the clerk a $50
bill for safekeeping, saying: 'Tm go
ing out to have a look at the elephant
to-night, and don't want to carry much
monev around with me." There hap
pened' to be only that one clerk in the
office as he took the bill, put it in an
envelope and apparently stuck it in the
"Two days later the visitor saunter
ed into the hotel office looking rather
sheepish and dejeeted. Waiting until
he saw the clerk alone he sided np and
said: I will trouble too for that $50.
"What $50 r asked the official cool
ly. "The guest resai-freracident of
his handing over tne money for safa
keeping, but in suite of his insistence
the clerk denied ail knowledge of tns
matter. Whereupon the man of Napa
Connty consulted a lawyer.
'"Procure another fifty-dollar" bill.
said the lawyer, 'take
yon. and go to the elerk again. Say
you find yon were mistaken" and that
yoa-diseovered the bill in your pocket.
Ask hittVi3 your friend's presence ii he
will keep it ravthe safe nntif-toU Iiei
ifc. Then come""baet-te-icefor instruc
tions. "The visitor did as he was bid and
returned to his legal adviser the next
day. 'Now.go back to the hotel a'one,
and when you find your clerk disen
gaged ask him for your money.
"This the visitor did, and the money
"Now, said the man of law, when
the client applied for further orders,
take the friend who was a witness to
your handing over the second $50-bilI,
go with him to the clerk and. ask for
your bank note again. :
"The rnse was entirely successful.
The clerk, finding that his" victim had a
witness to the transfer of his monev
ana mat a denial would be
stepped behind the desk, dusr the-
original foO-bill from hi3 pocket, thrust
it into a envelope stepped to the safe
and, pretending to take it out, handed
back his booty." San Francisco bulle
tin. A SOURCE OF WONDER. ,
How m Jtfirspftper Correspondent Astoar
ishei m Company of Cossacks.
A newspaper correspondent. David
Ker, traveling in central Asia, came
one evening upon a Cossack camp.
Fires were blazing, and round them
were stretched the men. resting after
a hard dav's march. The traveJ.er-h'a
been Ion? on the road, and with his
white Russian forage cap and travel
stained clothing looked so much like
the Cossacks themselves that he en
tered the camp quite unnoticed. Then
he sat down on a stone and took out a
colored map of the country, knowing
well that the strange sight wonld
bring the men about him immediately.
"So it proved. I suddenly became
aware of a gaunt, sallow, gray-mns-tached
visage so criss-crossed with
saber scars as to look like a railway
map peering over my shoulder. Then
another and another came edging in,
till I was completely surrounded by
wild figures and gritii faces.
'"What's that picture, fatheriL, We
can't quite make it out.'
'"It's not a picture at all. brothers
it's a plan that shows me the very way
by which you have come here from
holy Russia and all the places you have
"Then, seeming not to notice the
looks of nnbelief and tho meaning
grins with which my hearers received
what they considered to be a most out
rageous lie, I went on: : "
, v. uric, .ii l i ' 1 1 v f n p;sscn
j t- - d then - h(J
TTn f-.nnnK..n. . t
ward to Orsk, where you crossed the
frontier and turned to" the southeast.
"So we did, comrades!' shouted halfc
a dozen voices at once. -He speaks the
truth so we did.'
'"Then you passed Fort Kara Butak,
crossed the Kara Konm desert, and
halted here and here and here,' nam
ing and describing the various posts.
"The Cossacks listened open-mouth
ed to the familiar names, and tne ex-
j cited clamor was followed by a silence
of utter amazement. Then one said:
"Father, can you show us the very
place where we are now?"'
"To be sure I can, my lad. See,
that black spot is the village vonderj
there's the river twisting ac,wiiSIiug;
and here is yonr camp.'
'There was another pause of blank
oewuaerment, anu men tne scarrea
i- veteran with the gray mustache asked
in awe-stricken whisper:
"But, father, tell me, for the love of
heaven, if we've marched a thousand
miles since leaving holy Russia, how
can it all go into a little scrap of paper?
no birger than an Easter cake?'"
Brazil is so rast and yet so poorl
equipped a country that in remote se
tions the people, it is said, do not v
know of Doui Pedro's deposition.-.
tha establishment of the repul " '-"I