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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, FRIDAY, .JULY, 18, 18J)0.
YEAR IN ADVANCE.
A CERMAN MARKET-FAIR.
Tlie Ancient Teutonic Cnntnm as It Still
FtoarlsUrn at Hauover.
This week there has been an opjior
lunit y to see a market-fair in Hauover,
w hich occurs only thrice a year, and
hisis but two or three days, says a cor
resjiotident of the Hartford VotiranL
In fact I am jnst returned from wan
dering about town in a drizzling rain,
humping umbrellas in the crowd of
cha tieriiig Hanoverians, and receiving
an occasional curse from some booth
owner, because of . the unintentional
..but none the iess wet stream of water
irmca my uiiiureiia-up puiRipcu uuw u
noon her cakes or caudy. -The stalls
and booths for the display of the wares
were to be found in various parts of
the town, according: to the nature of
the sales; thus lire stock was to be had
in one section, books in another, "no
tions in the third, and so on. To-day
I spent my time in the old portion of
the city, and here the center of hustle
atid interest was the ancient Market
e'lurch. From the square upon which
this church stands the lines of booths
stretched up the streets, radiatingright
and left from the Market square.
These booths were hastily rigged
affairs, built of boards, with their tops
covered with canvas against the rain,
so that they looked like a row of In
dian wigwams. Every conceivable ar
ticle, and some Inconceivable, were to
be purchased along these rows, behind
which stood men and women crying
up their wares or doling out small por
tions to the peasant buyer.
Before 4 o'clock of this rainy after
noon the oil lamps were lighted and
flared picturesquely in the wind.
Through the middle of the streets
surged the crowd of buyers, many of
theiii country folk, who had come in
solely for the fair. They clattered over
the cobble-stones in their saliots and
beat down prices with high heart and
volubility. Above rose the gray old
houses and high over all the venerable
and massive church, under whose
walls for five centuries humanity was
bought and sold, lived and died. 'It
was" seene for a Dickens and 1 sighed
for his insight and his graphic power
if 1 1 .: ii-i t it i.ti
At some of the booths a foreigner
was especially tempted to rid himself
of a few pennies or marks. For exam
ple, here hung by the score those long,
porcelain-bowled pipes which are so
typical of this country, aud hard by
were all manner of blue earthenware
drinking jugs, mugs, and tankards,
with bibulous mottoes in German script
and metal covers that were a joy to
see. In some cases some magic sign
like "Aus Italieu" was hung in front
of the booth, and there you are sure to
lind cheap jewelry. tawdry paintings,
or bizarre house ornaments, those be
hind the improvised counter being
dark, sallow, and melancholy eyed,
and wearing large rings in their ears
afier the manner of their race.
There seemed to be no congruity
here in the arrangement of the suc
cessive Stands; beside one exclusively
devoted to worsteds would be another
where the succulent sausage and the
malodorous but beloved limburger
reigned supreme, and a little farther ,
on the toys of childhood hobhobbed
with a murderous array of knives, big1
aud little, ranging from the tiny nail
trimmer to the long, keen blade of the
hog-killer. The motley sales and sights
ohm made the sceue richer aud a cnar
aclerislie picture of foreign street life-
1 am told that the articles to be bought
at these fairs, though cheap, are shoddy
aud unreliable, aud are avoided by the
wily citizens, the chief protit accruing
from the open-mouthed country bump
kins who judge by outside show and the
oily assurances of the proprietors.
A Prrarhfrt Prlhlon Play an Enjoy.
slle Little Jnkti an Him.
It was years since, in the Ozark
region, where I was riding a circuit,
that I saw a minister enioy a most
substantial handshaking, says a writer,
in the Globe-Democrat. ' Shaking hands
was his peculiarity. He believed in the
potency of a cordial grasp to win men
to the church, and though successful in
winuing souls he was verv unfortunate
in the matter of getting dollars. In
fact poverty oontinnally stared him iu
1 he face. He owned a little farm and
mortgaged it as long-as it would yield
a dollar. The mortgages were falling
due, but there was no prospect of pay
ing them. But it did not lother him a
bit. He shook hands more heartily
'T have unbounded faith in hand
shaking to bring everything eut right,"
he often said, until his penchant came
to be the talk of the town. At last
came tiie day- when the mortgages must
be foreclosed that would deprive him
of the little home that sheltered his
On the eve of that day a knock at the
door of his house, which was a little
way from town, called him. When he
omed the door a whole crowd rushed
in, and, without saying a word, com
menced shaking hands. He felt some
thing cold in the palm of the first mau,
and when the band was withdrawn it
stuck to his own. "That is the most
substantial shake I ever experienced,"
he said, as he held up a $o gold piece.'
But the"next mau stepped up and a
silver dollar was left in the preacher's
paim. N one would say a wont in
explanation, bnt pressed in on him as
fast as he could stick the metal and
bills into his pockets. The house was
not large enough for the visitors, each
one of whom deposited from $1 to $ 10
in the outstretched hand. Each left j
I he moment his little errand was ac-!
complishei, and not a word could be
had in explanation, except the last one, j
who,, as tie. lumen to go, remai Keu;
We wanted to play a little joke on
you, atd we hav " The several
"jokes "; net ted just $871. His home
was sav4d and a neat balance was left
lesides.j The minister maintained that
he had contracted a habit that night
that fori year afterward, when he
shook a llii'd, prompted him to look
into his o n palm, half expecting to
see a piect,of metal there.
Aoat the Vikings.
Paul du Chillu differs with many
leading histta-ians as to the social con
dition of to) Vikings, the direct an
cestors of tW English speaking pco
Tile, whom te beHewes to have been
1 1 1TI .;.i . i ....
well eiviuzeo, iie vnsisis tuat --tne
people who -ere tlife spread over a
great part oi we j&u.ssi
overran Germa. wh knew l
of writing, wb f: conquering
hosts to SlKru into the M.literranean.
to Italy-Sicily, Greece, the jiack Stjilf
Palestine. Af rrea, and even .ssed the
troad Atlantic tdvArFeriea, vno were
U!idispuir-'m:liiter8 ofthe sea ,r more
than tweiX'e .ceuturfe. were u,t bar.
tarla.isnje i:'1'' . "tthose
.'on, r,fiw pnrtuce
Z5C SUroes ,?r,G?lh? eivili2atiun
i ox tlie North.' -
First (icnoral Reunion ol
federate Veterans. .
DF.ATH OF THK LAST WITNESS OF THE
ASSASSINATION OF LINCOLN.
Kemttilers Third Sentence A Railway
ArriurBt Appointment of Post
Theie were 1,775 immigrant lauded
at the liarge wtliee in New York one day
Original pensions have been granted
John llorkneyof San Bernardino and
.'-oh it Shelly of Suisuil, Cai.
The 1 'resident has approved the act
for the relief of ex-Collector Kllis ol
Mrs. E J I. I'.rownlee has lieen sip
yointed i'ostmaster at San lemas, Los
Angeles County, Cal., anil 11. ilulstcad
at Con-don, Or.
. The President has approved the act ex
tending the lines ended balance for
letter carriers lor extra compensation
under the eight-hour law to June o0,
; Of the lot") applicants for admission to
j the Military Academy at West Point
! twenty-lour failed to pass the required
examination on account of physical de
The Senate Committee
Affairs ordered a favorable
the nomination of
Richard X. Bat
cheldcr to le tiuarler
of the United States
A Baton Rouge special says : Governor
Niehoiis says be wilt not sign the lottery
bill, but the necessary two-thirds majnr
ity in toth houses will pass the bill over
the Governor's veto.
Ssecre'arv Blaine and Senor Romero,
the Mexican Minister, have entered into
an agreement by which American ami
-Mexican troops may cross ttie boundary
in the pursuit of hostile Indians.
Alront 3,0tV' barrels per day of
trrude letrolenni are consumed for luel
in Chicago. In the use of this oil lor
luel about .itRl.tKM tons ol solt coal per
anmim are supposed to lie displamd.
riven to despair l.v the foreclosure of
a mortgage lor i-o. Frank Wirtland and
bia wife, of Hobokeii, N. J., commitlei
suicide, July ;id, by drowning. The
mother bad her child, only five months
old. in her arms when she went down.
The charges against the Minneapolis
census enumerators are to be diopped,
the evidem-e against them, in the opin
ion of tieorge L. Baxter, special counsel
for the Government, not warranting the
George A. Parkl.urst, the well-known
actor, died suddenly at his home in New
York City, July 2d. Parkhurstwas the
last living member of the company that
played in the National Theater at
Washington on the night of the assassin
ation of President Lincoln.
The latest patient at the Hydrophobia
Hospital in New York is a man 70 years
old, who was bitten bv a dog that has
since died. The case seems hopeless and
the old man has lieen told that be lias
nothing to expect but the most awful
death. lie insisted, however, on ling
- John B. McCarthy, private secretary
of Senator .-stanlord, recently called on ;
President Harriron and presented him, j
on Itehalt ol the Misses Oora and hdiia
tiambie, of 1-os Angeles, a handsome
ntinting of a sack ot Pomona oranges,
l he Fivsident expressed himself as
greatly pleased with the work of the
A Missouri Pacific passenger train was i
wi-ecked live miles trom Nevada, ,Ma,
nine 2Hth, bv the spreading of the rails '
on a sharp curve. Three coaches were!
I piecipitated down an embahkmenrTj
i Coiniuctor am Jones and a. child of W. t
j il . Alai vins, iKitb of Kansas City, were!
! latal'v hurt, l'weutv-seven other people ;
were injured moreor less seriouslv, but
t is not thought any of them will .lie.
Tbhe President lias appointed live
miii tiers "of the new General Appraisers'
otirt , as follows: George lichenor,
District of Columbia ; George H. Hnu p.
New York; James A. Jewell, x"ew York;
Charles H. Ham, Chicago; J. F'.. Wilkin
son Jr., Louisiana. The remaining four
meiiiiiers w ill le appointed during this
week. M. M. F.slee of Calilorout is
prominently mentioned for the place.
The White Cap outrages have bioken
oui afresh in 11 .mson v ountv, ind. the
night of July th a band of nearly thirty
Visited the v ountv Pool bouse and took
.suiei iiiteiident John II. Deiiixie from
his lied a'lid gave him tweiityvfive lashes
on his bale liody. Ite was charged w ith
maitieating tne inmates. Hickory
switches were used in bis castigation
and be was very severely handled. His
flesh was cut in places and lie was lelt
oruised, bleeding and almost insensible .
The Yuma Sentinel savs : The Indians
this vear have reaped a heavv harvest of
w heat and corn Irom the moist latidH ad -
jacent to the "liottoiiis, ' which were
overflowed up to a few days ago. The
"children ot the forest" have learned
that they can get three crops in one year
by moving to ditlereiit parts of the allu-
vial lands at the projier time. A mini-
her ot the Yumas have graiie vines and
pomegranates planted near the river,
ut aliove overflow, and they are doing
nicely and will tie in lull liearing -next
The first general reunion of Confeder
ate veterans commenced in Chattanooga,
Tenii .July 3d, lasting three days, the
city was brilliantly decorated' wi b blue
and gray bunting, the stars and strix8
and large pictures of prominent generals
and other leading characters on both
sides in the late war. Several thousand
people attended fiom the various South
ern States, among them General Kirby
Smith, General John H. Gordon and
others. Addresses of welcome and re
sponses were made. In the grand mili
tary parade, iiay morning, there were
lO.UOO old soldiers and militia trom all
parts of t he South. General Got don,
iieneral Commander, reviewed the troops
anil delivered an address from the saddle.
F'or the third time the sentence of
death has been passed on WMiiain
j Kemmler, the murderer, whose case has
become famous through the long light in
the courts agrmst the electrical execu
tion law. Kemmler was brought from
Auburn to the t otirt, of Oyer and Ter
miner, July 3d, and Judge Child or
dered bis previous sentence to lie carried
into effect at Auburn Prison, N. Y., dur
ing the first week in August. Kemmler,
while talking with McNaughtou and
Veling, grew quite nervou3, and w hen
writing bis name on a card his band
trembled very much. To .Mr. Veling he
remarked: " Well, 1 gness this cuds it.
I'm perfectly satisfied."
BILL NYE'S IMPRESSIONS OF EUROPE.
hI Win-ranted to Keep la
'Yes." he said, T have been abroad
this season. I am not alisolutely cer
tain that 1 was not more or less abroad
just now. You called to obtain speci
mens of my foreign impressions, of
course. If there is one thing more
than another t hat 1 particularly pride
myself iMin it is my foreign impres
sions. I only selected the ehoieest.and
have carefully preserved every one of
them. Any little runt of an impression
that any fellow could pick tip I didn't
bother with. Mine are all hand-picked
and warranted to keep in any climate.
Several of the crowned heads of Europe
frankly admitted that they would rath
er have me rooting around their throne
picking np foreign impressions than
any other impecunious tourist that had
struck them for the wherewithal to get
safely out of their domaius for quite a
spell. When I kicked a specimen out i
from under the dust of ages they were .
universally- satisfied thf.t it. would le !
something that would do them credit.
I here is more or less danger in the j
" ' "Ul V , . . .
plenty in r.urope mat a leuow wno is
practically uuacpiainted with the i
ireoarrapliv ot tlie country is liable to !
stumiile over one or more or tliem in
the dark and break his neck most any
mitiute. On several occasions 1 nar
rowly escaped getting into serious
trouble through stulling a first-class
hem-stitched Euroean throne into my
trousers pocket uuder the impression
that it was a ham sandwich. Several
of the German provinces, for instance,
were so thickly studded with little
hand-painted thrones that I could not
avoid the impression that the )e respec
tive looked like a buckwheat iield in
full bloom. 1 traveled for weeks
through Continental Europe without,
striking a man whom 1 dared to ad-di-ess
by a title less than king or
prince. The stamp of nobility was in
some cases a tritle sun-cracked, but it
was always there. Sometimes this
stamp was in the form of a ruffled
shirt of a pre-Adamite vintage that
cried aloud for the caressing touch of
a Chinese lauiidryman, and sometimes
in the form of a classic foot encased in
a tarnished spur and a sad memory of
the past but it was always there.
-Bill,' said one of those sad-eyed
little German potentates to me one dav
j as we sai idly in the sun n a lertvh
! outside of tin concierge I think it
was the concierge u ithiu sound of the
restless sea; 'lliil, were you ever a
"1 was taken by surprise, but as I
gazed down at the poor fellow my soul
went out in pity, and I determined to
give him a civil answer if it look a
"I may have been a king for a short
time before arriving at ears of dis
cretion,' 1 said kindly , but no one ever
accused me of it. Iu my country
these vouthful indiscretions do not
stick to a mau as thev do here in Ger- j
many. A man may be a King for a
time and then repent his folly, and
America is full of hands that will be
stretched out to help the poor fellow
to reform and rise iu the world.'
O! that this were America, he
said, with tears in his voice. -BilL
may you never know the misery, the
heart hungering, of lieiug a German
King without a subject. It was uot
ever thus, however. I bad a subject
once, but he was very sickly, and. a
few Years airo, he died, leaving me
alone in the world,
searched in vain for
place. 1 have been
Since then I have
a man to take his
unable to !iud any
with two hence
none could be spared.
so lotielv so desolate!'
O. Bill, 1 am
"I w af much affected.
"'Ajax,' 1 said Ajax
was his family name 'I
am sorry for
you. But tell me, did you
swap vonr throne off for a
ever try to
lecent pair of boots? Strike
some mau who runs a museum aud
Jou may be able to strike a bargain
with him. Then you might go off
somewhere where you are not known
and try to lead a nobler and better
"The next moment I was alone with
the sound of the restless waves. Ajax
had folded his royal rage about
and left me to mv fate!"
"Had you any special object in visit-
ing Europe?" Mr. Nve was akcd
"Several of them,"' was the reply.
"I was especially anxious to investi
gate the descent of the foreign nobility
which has ljecome. so extensively our
son-in-law of late. Our sweetest and
most decollete girls are going from us
so multitudinonsly now aday s that I ar
rived at the conclusion that something
ought to le done about it. As the ca
reer of these titled foreign gentlemen
is almost all descent 1 felt that tracinr
j it would partake of the nature of a to-
boggan slide, and therefore be eay of
accomplishment. I w as not nisap
j pointed in the result. Out of several
; thousand Dukes, Earls, Barons. Counts,
j and other rare exotics. I found pei
, haps half a dozen to whom 1 would
be willing to marry the dining
I room girl who always brings me a last
i summer's eirjr for breakfast, tint not
j ou whom 1 would oo w illing to lake
i mto the bosom of my family and make
! a side-show of. . But this sort of thing
i will doubtless go on just for all the
world as though I had never been
j abroad. A martyr in a good cause is
j seldom appreciated until he has been
j dead for several centuries. Dttroit
The word "hell" among Germans is
not looked upon with a horror that it
is among Americans, aud even the
most cultured German would uot hesi
tate to use it auy more than he would
the word "heaven." A young lady
who learned the English language iu
her home iu the o.d country and can
speak il fluently weut to a fashionable
party the other day-. A grate tire had
been kindled and the room was uncom
fortably warm. There was a pause in
the conversation, when iu a rather
loud tone of voice was heard the re
mark iu English, but with a pretty
German accent: "It is hot as hell in
this room." The electritied guests sat
as if stunned for a moment, and then
as if by prearranged sigual, all broke
out in'a laugh. Up to this date the
German girl doesn't know what the
laugh was all about. Cleveland Plain
Insurance Against Burglaries.
For two years past there has been an
insurance company against burglaries
nourishing iu London. According to
the new rates you can insure the con
tents of your residence, or the damage
to it through burglary, or auy special
article you desire.
Mexico is to have a maguiiieimt con
gressional palace, the architect to be
Piaceutini, w ho built the Palace of Fine
Arts in Rome.
O'Connor A sain Defeated by Kians
j bury in Australia.
j ANOTHER FATAL ITtilLISTIC ENl'Ot N-
TF.R IN IIIII'AIM.
Exi'eititig Miiml S, California Proiluiis
Alt the Fastest Running and Trot
ting Horses Alive.
The ladies' Billiard Club of Brooklyn
is now in a flourishing condition, ll lias
a membership of forty-six.
W. W. Kerns and Ed
East Portland bicvclists
travelling the Willamette Vallev, putting
to flight the natives aud their Iumvch.
. , . , . . ... ,
, AutniHant, rtt .,n.ni in tllb citr.
I'eter Jackson is said to bav
t won iptite
a Bnm on ,iu, r.1(11t
. . .5
. -i y iii iaiiiHiniirri iwrncnr
horses, thirty-three in mimier, intended
for the Bloodgood stock farm of Masa
cluisetts, has just arrived Irom Liver- I
The fate of Frank I-a Hue, recently i
killed in a pugilistic encounter in San j
Francisco, overtook a pugilist nn'i ed t
Mike Bran nan in t bicago the night ol !
July "d, his antagonist being Ft ante Gar- s
rard of Chu-ago. j
1 he second race U'tween it innor,
the Canadian oarsman, and stansbmy
of New South Wales, l-.ich was rowed
owing to a claim by O'Connor that he
was fouled by Stansbury in the tirst race,
took place June 2!Hh and was won by
Stansbury, w ho thus w ins $".t l) 1 and the
championship of the world
California has only one million out of
the sixv-tive millions of iieople in th-
I'nited States, but she has the honor o' j
having owned ami bred every one of the i
fastes-t running and trotting horses alive i
in the I nited States to-day, excepting j
Maud S.. whose record is certain to lie j
lowered this year by Sunol or l'alo Alto. J
V. E. l.ce of San Francisco, who left
Oakland at V2 o'clock the night of July
1st for the purpose of breaking the I'a
citic Coast twelitv-four-honr bicvele
record, successfully ended bis journey at S
10:30 the following night, having covered
miles with an hour and a hall to j
spare against Fred Cook's 2i7. His j
routrt v.as from Oakland to Sa,n Aoe, j
back to Oakland, to Gslroy via San Jose.
to Irving-ton via San Jose, and Iwk U i
San Joe. His time-card is verified by!
well-known men in the towns passed i
through. The wheel used was an ordi- i
nary ;i-inch. . . j
There will be no more "tin up"' J
records. The National Trotting Hors-ej
Breedess' Association has taken a hteii in ;
I .1... l: .... . .. I . l I..
ihjiii inui iiwm- nnu aie out ir a rai !
against the watch must all enter a
"standard stake,. and then trot races,
three at a time. The w inner of a beat in
2 :30 is taken to the stable, and the two
remaining horses light out another heat
and the winner is also retired, an. I the
remaining horse goes bis beat alone. !
These rules apply only to horses wbuj
have no record, and are made to keep J
horses from securing a standard record !
bv performances against the watch.
In the now celebrated case of Smith
vs. France, partners, involving the
management and control of the great
Kentucky tiotting stallion, Bed Wilkes,
the defendant, V . C. V. France of this
county, has riled an amended answer in
which lie prays that the partnership lie
dissolved and Hed Wilkes lie sold as
soon as the season of 1H"K) is completed.
Thus this much la wed-about stallion is
likely to tie put up at auction. If s i, he
will probably bring more than any trot
ting stallion of bis age ever brought. At
least ten Kentucky breeders want him,
and it w ill require-a big sum of money u.
take him out of the State.
Paddy ltyan was one of ihe champions
of Ameiica. 1 1 is reign was very short,
John L. Sullivan succeeding him. Kyau
won the title by defeating Joe Goss
alter a long battle in which eighty-seven
rounds were fought. After this victory
It van became afflicted with the big-bead.
i tie did not losses tht ite-fs-sti v ouli.
j fixations to live and reign a champion.
and pride was one of the
causes ot his
downfall It van was, however, a gentle
manly, good-natured pugilist, but there
was not enough of the brute in hi in for a
pugilist. When in front of John L.
Sullivan, fighting lor $."i,Uiid. ho quailed,
ami was not able to tight haul enough to
Ned O'Haldwin was, with the excep
tion of Charley Freeman, tlie American
giant, the tailest pugilist who ever stood
in a prize ring to fight, eithrr in F.ngland
or this country. He was a clever man
with the gloves ami by his prize-ring en
i counters proved that be possessed great
! staying iwiwifs. He was not a tre
; mendously hard bitter, as many would
1 supiose, lint more of what was styled "a
His fault was his ugly temper,
I which be could never contioLand tin-
j insults and assaults be made mi jieople
in Boston, Philadelphi t and New York
were many. He met bis death at the
pistol's muzzle -ju-t in time to prevent
i his being enrolled as a murderer or con-
t victed of manslaughter.
j Jake Kilrain, who in IfVT held the
i title of cl amphfn of the world, an I who
j foughtilem Smith lor 10,!0d, the "Po
i lice Gazette" championship llt and the
i championship of the world, bad b: ight
j prospects of reigi. ing champion. lie was
j matched to tight for a fortune, and, if lie
I bad won, $20,t00 would have lieen added
to his bank account. He demonstrated
! the day he fought Smith that he pos
sessed all the necessary qualifications to
retain the championship against ali
comer. The punishment he delivered
to Smith iu F'rauce was severe. Flat
tery, however, milled the peacock's
plumage. He was defeated by Sullivan,
lost the " Police Gazette" licit, was de
feated by Jim Corhett, and be has to re
climb the ladder liefore he can reach the
uppermost rung, and it is very iloulcfnl
if he wil1 ever succeed, because he ha
' not got the support in 1S!I0 tnat he had
I in 18S!. .
Sir. G. A. White in the June Outing
tells the story of the Manhattan Athletic
Club and its new palace. Speaking of
the early si niggle of the club, be point
out how atlretism finally came to win
public favor: "The public conscience
was settling more and more to the con
viction that physical exercise, rightly
diiected and systematically pursued,
was of the greatest importance to health
and consequently to mental vigor. Per
haps no individual example ot this had
ever arrested so much attention as that
made manifest by the facts connected
with the entry into athletic life of
Iiawrence IL Myers, for it was a well
known fact that be joined the club in a
very bad state of health indeed, quite
apparently in the first stages of con
sumption solely for the pm pose and in
the hope of reielling the insidious at
tacks of premature disease, and he suc
ceeded, literally as well as figuratively,
In outrunning the hand of death."
HE WAS WELL TRAINED.
Curl Dander W I.a.rlnff I,nw to Ort
Thorough Education and lis (Jot It.
Well! welir exclaimed Sergeaut
Beudall in great surprise, n Carl Dun- j
der softly entered the Wood bridge ,
Street Station Saturday afternoon. T ;
thought you had Btarted for Germany:
sure. ' ?
"Not oxaclly," replied Mr. Dunder,
as he blew his uose with great compla
cency. But where have you been?"
"Sergeant, rhas I some greenhorns?"
"Yi ti don't look to be."
"If some cow meets me on der street
would she take me for hay?"
"Ifyouvhas some gonfidence man
would you trv to play a game on me?"
"I don't think so. But what do you
mean bv all this?"
f "Sergeant. I used to tie like some
: cabbagehead. r-aierypody beat me.
F-aferypody laughs at me, und I like fo j
go back to Shermany. Ilia vhas all
"Vhcll, I keeps quiet for der last six
weeks und get jiosted. If somepody
can make fun of me now 1 tike to see
him do it. I vhas right on to nil der
tricks you eafer heard of, umt I can
soot a snariier two oiocks away. Ion
won't haf to tell me any more to ahump
into dot liver.
"I'm rejoiced at the news. Now tell
me who posted you?"
A feller from New York. He takes
me in a class all alone for f 15 per w eek.
How vhas dot. eh?"
And he threw up his right arm and
made a hmg jump sidewrty s. knocking
a chair over and scaring boy out of a
"That's pretty good. AVhat kiud of
n twiv..ntf(it tin -olt fvitl il
"Dot vhas a nickel-plate movement.
to be practiced if a man shumps ottdt j
of der alley to hit you mit aand-club. j
hen dot club comes down you vas teu j
feet away. lOt probably safes HIT life !
j oue tonsand times." ;
I "W hat else?" ' t
; i : f .. ,f . t -
i ri i , ii nvi viniic nii'tnib i ran :
spot him like grease rolling off a log.
He carries his left hand in his
.. . , i.,i. ,.,, ;., i. .
I can pick 'em oudt der street by der
"That's a good thing, and you ought j
to start a detective bureau. 'Anvthiug j
else?'' " '
"I should shmile! Sergeant, if you ;
vhas some pickHcket, w here you look j
for my money, eii?" !
"In vonr breast pocket." !
"So? Ha! ha! ha! Dot vhas another I
trick! I put my handkerchief oop
here, nnd if a tief trues to rob me he ets i
"in iioiiunn oaies me two
lltllll'lll 11M .
"Y-e-s, Any thing mrrc!"
"Yhel, suppose 1 vhas in Chicago
nnd a bunko man likes to make me his
victim. If it vhas you. vhat would vou
"I don't know."
"Ha! ha! ha! It pays me to learn
dot. It safes me tousauds of dollars.
1 shnst viuk at him so, und say: 'How
vhas coons to-day?" and off he goes.
Dot makes him understand I vhas on to
"I see. What else?"
"Suppose you vhas going home at
night, uud a rohlier steps out und
wants your money or your life? llow
would you do?"
(jive him my mqnev. of course."
"You would." eh? lla! ha! ha! Dot
shows who vhas a greenhorns! I
shouldn't do dot vhay. I should open
my umbrella und hold it before me mid
cry 'lire" as hard as 1 could. No rob
lier cau fet at vou if yon hold an um
brella oudt. 1 know lots of odder
ihiugs, tint 1 haf no more time to-day.
I come down to gif you some nun
iaints. Somepody stole 'Z7i Irom me
ial nihl. uud dot feller from New
York vhas lost. He goes out to walk
around a Icedle by himself, und being
a stranger he vhas all mixed oop uud
can't find hi way back."'
"Ah! Didn't you lose a coat, too?"
"Yes. It vhas behind der door, und
somepody takes coat uud money loo."
"Come this way."
He led him into the lock-up. halted
him at one of the cells and asked him
if he knew the occupant.
"Vhy, he rhas my trainerf ex
claimed Mr. Dumler. "How he comes
iu here? Vhas he some lost shild?"
;lle got your coat and money. We
have the coat and most of the cash.
How do you tell a thief. Mr. Dunder?"
But Mr. Dunder didn't reply. His
hair stood up, his eves bulged out aud
he walked out uf the station like a man
going somewhere iu a nightmare.
Dclruit Free Prexs.
Can We Change Climate.
It has been maintained that the mild
weather of this winter t litis far and of
the entire period of last winter is ov
inti' to a deflection of the "iilf stream.
k this is so. why could it not be de
flected some more and make New En
gland tropical ami raise oranges in
Ne"w Hampshire and pineapples iu
Maine? We believe that certain auda
cious engineers have ottered to do this,
provided capital enough is furnished
lor the undertaking.
,. To a limited extent, even now, it is
an admitted fact that a mau can make
his own climate. The meteorological
conditions of the West have beeu great
ly modilied since it was lirst settled.
Perhaps New Euglanders may decide
some day that, instead of changing
our flannels every winter, it will be
cheaper iu the long run to change our
OE course it sounds preposterous to
advocate the deflection of the gulf
stream, but many . preposterous things
have happened iu the nineteenth cen
tury, and who shall say that any
scheme which is proposed for the
twentieth century is chimerical? After
we have married the Orient and the
Occident by a bridge across Behring's
Strait, and are able to go to Europe
via Silieria hi a Pullman car, we may
turn our attention seriously to the gulf
Scotchmen in America.
The Rev. Malcom MaoGregor.of
New York thiuks there never will lie
what would technically be called a
"Scotch vote" in this country. He
says: "Scotchmeu have so thoroughly
identified themselves with the various
interests of this country that they have
never occasioned the slightest sectioual
feeling, aud have beeu treated so well
iu this country that they have never
Lad ground for comnlaint-
The Future Maii-of-War.
The Italian Admiral Albini thinks
that the future man-of-war will have
double screws and a helm at each end,
so that iu battle it need waste no time
in turning around. Its sides will be
GENERAL NEWS !
The t zar of Russia's
THE WEALTH OF SAN FRANCISCO'S
KPISCHP1L CHt Kt II.
Englainl'H Strikers Jane Ortberid'p's
tiiiluiic Revival of the Old
Sport tf FalroHry.
The production of Brazilian coffee
has been doubled w ithiu the last tea
John Kisk. of Jenner Township.
Somerset county. Pa.. lias a suckliug
coit six mouths old which weighs 814
'the English Board of Trade reports
509 strikes during 1888, with 83,000
The youngest officer In her majesty's
service U a second lieutenant of exact
A S'plid with tentacles thirty feet
long recently washed ashore on the
coast of Mayo.
A North Atchison woman poisoned
seven skunks in two weeks and atteud-
j ed to her domestic duties besides.
It is said that Jane Detheridge. of
1 Kingston, Jamaica, has refused thirty
j seven offers of marriage. She has $ 1,-
UOO.OOO and is an orphan.
i There is advertised for sale in Wor
cestershire a piece of property on a
lease which has 1.711 years yet to run.
It was made for 2,01)0 years in 16J0.
One Episcopal Church in San Fran-
cico is said to have a membership of
7A OtXJ.OOO. and thm missionary
fund of the diocese" is in debt nearly
. xT -XT -
' the ancient sport of falconry
! country seat in New Jersey, a
n pci ion man projx'ses to rcvivo
cuc iu rinvins iu procure Hie uirua
A tramp confined in the Lancaster
(Pa-J jail entertained the attendants
"d oticeiuen with tales of adventure
"d traveL He had almost walked
around the world.
The Comte de Paris will spend the
remainder of his days in England. The
Count had a touch of gout of late. F'or
a time he Is more interested in his toes
than bis manifestoes.
Ben Butterworth, Congressman from
r:...: .: k.., .!... ; ' i i...j I
VIHVllltl.LI, Ilill UCtrun CU IV SlWiUIJU ;
j politics entirely. H has built up a
j large taw practice in Washington, and
I wilt settle there permanently.
j One hundred and sixty-seven bears
j have been killed in Maine during the
j year. The state has paid out piXi, or
$.1 r head bounty. Over 1.000 will
be paid as tiounty tor killing crows.
Boswell Beardsley of North Lansing,
Tompkins county. N. has distribut
ed mail to the people of that village for
sixty-four years, having held the office
of Postmaster uuder uiueteeu success
A monument to Victor Noir, the
young man w ho was killed in 1870 by
Prince Pierre Bonaparte, has lieen
completed by the sculptor Dalou, for a
committee, which intends to erect it ia
some part of Paris.
The Czar of Russia receives from his
gold mines in Eastern Siberia about
y.CiK) pounds of pure gold every year.
As he h.-ts recently C. -eloped a great
fondness for the American game of
draw poker, it -s about time for him to
grul-stake" some prosectors for new
John McCloskey. of San Antouio,
Texas, has beeu mourned as dead for
nine years. The other night a tiearded
si ranger appeared at the home of Mrs.
McClo-key. She tiecaiiie very iudig
uant when he took her iu his arms. It
was her husband. He had been in the
West and made a great deal of money.
Situated on the farm of Scott West,
j in the town of Payette, Me., are two
: living springs only a few rods apart.
! but on opiostie sloiies of a water-slieil.
Rills running in different directions
j from these resjieetive springs Iraverse
! each a distance of more ti an than fifty
! miles in-fore they finally reach the
I Princess liristian. the second and
j most popular daughter of Queen Vic
j tori a. is on the eve of enlireiy losing
her sight. She has lieen suffering from
! an affection of the eyes similar to that
i which afflicted her greatgrandfather,
i King George III. of England, and also
her first cousin, the late King of Han-
over, both of whom were totally bliud
' during the last forty years oi their
; There is a curiosity among the Fair
! moot, Morgautowu & Pittsburg Rail-
road, about six miles aliove town,
j worth noticing, says the Morgantown.
' Pa., Pol. Two sycamore trees, stand
! ing about teu feet apart, are joined to
t gel her by a limb fifteen inches in diam
I elei', and it's dollars to doughnuts
j which tree it started to grow from,
j They are the only Siamese tw ius in this
Joel Barlow, the author and patriot.
! who died in 1812 while on his way to
I meet Napoleon in France to get the
j hitter's signature for a treaty of co na
me ce with this country, is buried in
Poland. The Historical Society of
i Connecticut, his native State, has de
j cided to memorialize Congress . to re
i move the remains to Putnam, Conn.,
j and give them a resting place in the
State Park that is now being laid out.
; It is sometimes said that the branches
of very old trees are, properly speak
ing, roots, and that if planted upside
down the trees would flourish, llerr
Kny, a German botanist, has recently
investigated the matter by planting
vines and ivy with both ends in the
ground, and subsequently cutting them
at the arch. The experiments were
fairly successful, though uot in every
instance, and Herr Kny intends lo
continue them with other plants and
trees, such as willows, poplars, aud j
There are many people alive yet j
who want something for nothing.
About fifty of them live in Sioux City.
A man named R. A. Sears, of Minnea
polis, sent out offers to give three
pieces of elegantly upholstered parlor
furniture as an advertisement to all
who would send 90 cents to pay box
ing. Many sent the money and got
three cute little iron toys with plush
seats and pretty finish. The recipients
were surprised, and vet cannot claim
that they were badly swindled, for they
got all they paid for.
The Comte d'Eu is so unpopular that
in a tour through North Brazil he was
hissed in the seaports. What most ren-
dered him unpopular was his having
gone into a speculation which made
him a slum landlord. He had some
ground near Rio which was likely to
sell if held over for a great price.
Meanwhile he arranged to build on it
quite a town of hovels for the negro
wharfingers and other colored work
ing folks, who were pushed out into
the suburbs by town improvements.
Rackrents wers asked, and the Count's
agent was a hard man, who took the
law of non-paying tenants.
A young man In Bowdoinham. Me.,
recently set a box trap beside a brook
for the purpose of catching a mink ho
had seen in the ricinity many times.
He baited the spindle of the trap with
meat. Soon after he had set the trap
a heavy rain set in, which caused the
brook to rise over the ground where
the trap was placed. After the water
had subsided somewhat he went to look
after the trap and found it was still
where he bad set it, but was sprung.
Thinking that be had caught th a mink,
be carefully peeked in, but instead of
a uiiuk he found a trout a'xiut fourteen
A well known Mount Clements.
Mich., lady has been laboring under 1
. I. . . ! 1 . - f
me impression ior me last nve years
that she was a widow. Her husband
left her that long ago to take a trip
West, ami it was reixrtd that he was
frozen to death in Dakota. When the
old gentleman returned home recent
ly she kuewr better. During his ab
sence he has been most of the time in
British Columbia, where lie stacked up
an iuiMsing pile of the coin of the
realm. What explanation he made to
his wife for his long silence is not pub
lic proN-rty, but it must have been sat
isfactory, as she now appears as happy
as a gra-mhopH-r daiiciug iu the sua
Philosophy of the Table.
A sick palate is beyond the reach of
fjneasy fits the coat the stomach pars
When dinner and appetite fall out it
is time for arbitration.
Oue man may be sentimental, another
hungry; no mau can be both at the
same time. -
The first lesson in dyspepsia is a sur
prise to him who thinks he knows
There is little choice between a din
ner with no appetite and an appetite
with no dinner.
Poverty is an unpleasant dose, but
it will lie a sure remedy for many ills
of the rich.
The devil hath many disgnises. Be
ware of him wheu he dons the cook's
cap and apron.
Mix Tour remembrance ol a good
as .Vitk . i;ul.rr..;in,LiA k.n
II I Tl 111 . .ilt.ll , liniv, .u.iluv.' .J II V I I 11
and the host.
j True charity warms the heart of him
j that gives and him that takes; the
j olfrer sort is more chilling than cold
S The life of the dinner lieth ia delib
eration; the death of the diner may
i lurk in the lack of it.
! The appetite is a tool of nature's
I tempering; if you will listen to her apd
j reason, you may learn the best way to
j sharpen it.
Man praveth for a long life; let htm
i study how to use a short one his prayer
! mar Ka .ndufumit .iu.h.'i I 1 1 1 1 , . n .' .,
i-i".. 1 .... ii.j v -sy - . w rit. i,, i . ...
Tlie Rinl Market at hnctnow.
Some birds are used medicinally,
anil it is well known what strange ideas
native doctors have of the virtnes of
bird flesh. Both the flesh and the
brains of the common sparrow, espe
cially the cock sparrow, are in great
repute for certain diseases; so a cage
fit I of these familiar chatterers is never
missing in the market. Certain species
are used in making love potions, and
are administered by rejected suitors
to the objects of their adoration. On
the other hand, the blood or the flesh
of an owl is supposed to make a person.
insane who drinks or eats it. On this
account men who are devoured by
jealousy of a rival or hatred of an
enemy come furtively to the market.
and purchasing an owl, in silence
carry it home secretly and prepare a
decoction which an accomplice will
j put into the food or drink of the
object of their malignant designs.
the list of uses for bird flesh is not
exhausted yet tat ing a crow is sup-
poser to prolong life by keeping the
nair black and preventing it from Uirn-
ing gray, lhe common roller, often
called a blnejav, has certain rites per
formed over it, and is then set free after
oue feather has been plucked from it.
This feather is then worn-as amulet.
and is supposed to have great potency
in averting the evil eve. Another pur
pose for which birds are purchased every
morning is to be set free again. This
is done bv Hindus as a work of merit.
and by Mohammedans, after certain
rites have been performed, as an
atonement in imitation of the Jewish
scapegoat. .It is essential that a bird
used for this purpose s'tould be strong
enongh to fly away, but that does not
induce the cruel dealers to feed the
birds or to refrain from dislocating
their wings or breaking their legs.
They put down everything to good or
bad luck, and leave the customer to
choose a strong bird if he can hud one,
aud to go away if he cannot.
The merit obtained by setting a bird
free is not attributed to the Deity, but
is supposed to come iu a large meas
ure from the bird itself or from its at
tendant spirit, and hence birds of good
or bad omen, aud especially kites and
crows, are in much demand, and are
regularly caught to be sold for this
p u r pose. Pioneer.
The Widow' Mite
Rev. Theodore Pryor, D. D., fur
nishes the following: "Fifty years ago
John H. Rice, of Richmoud. Va., went
North to beg aid for Hampden Sidney
College. In Philadelphia a jjoor wash
erwoman said to him: '1 aud my child
ren live from day i. day Lvra my
labor. After hearing vour appeal for
the college yesterday I went home and
fasted, and now I bring you for the col
lege the amount I saved by the fasting.
Dr. Rice said that it was the greatest
contribution of all the great gifts he
raised during that trip." llichtnond
Ecligious Herald. ,
Lie gal Advice.
"What are you asking a month for
the rent of this room?" asked a young
New York lawyer of the proprietor ot"
an exceedingly'small room. "Teu dol
lars a month, invariably in advance.
"Whew! That's steep. You have no
ventilation and very little light."
That's so. but yon seem to overlook
the advantages this room has for a
young lawyer." "What are they?"
"In the tirst place, you are near "the
court-house, aud there are two pawn
broker establishments aud several . free
lunch stauds within a block aud a half."
Port land's Speed A ssnda lion's
AND YI MA INDIANS ENJOT
A TEAR OF PLENTY.
Arrest of a Notorious Hoj-se-Tbief Dfroe
cratit CIulis'Meet ia TatOHia
Corner on Prones.
Carjienfers ate working seven
wei'k at Tombstone. -
Bricks are fcarce and iu demand all
around Puget Sound.
Nearly all the rabbits in Sierra Vailev
perished last winter, tut the few lef t
will soon stock tbe country.
I'bil Ask ins of Tonto Ramn in Oil.
County, A. T.f has killed over 11:0 li.is
and a large number of K ars
One man ha shiuted five tons A mo
hair from I.iallas, Or., this season, th
prices ranging from 20 to 'J.i cents.
A nineteen-vear-old son of P. )
Gruell of Juiw-tiuii, Mont., swallowed a
silver dollar the other day and has it in
his stomach vet.
Tlie entire ntriiie t-rort of California
has been cornt-reii ,r three Ne rk
concerns, lhe price to lie paid is
cents it pound in -audi.
A 400-foot highway bridtre. the 1
of the kind on the Pacific Coast, is being
constructed by the Pacific Bridge Com
pany at fcpnngfteld, lane County. Or. -
Attorney -General Jones filed an im
portant opinion, July 3d, holding that
the right of may of trie Northern Pacific
Kailroad Company is faxabl h il,
St te of Washington.
John Delet'm. an Italian. livint at Port
fowiisend, was found dead in lied with
his throat cut from ear to ear last week.
His clerk, who has disam-eaied. is sus
pected of the murder.
John Driscol! was killed Julv 3d by n
cave in the tunnel of the Boston mine,
near " GranitevUle. .CaJ. The decea-d
was a young man, unmarried, and has
relatives living in San Francisco.
A large number of fi hermen are en
gaged among the San Juan islands
catching halibut and cod. Th?v are
caught at a depth of alout 250 feet.
Fhey are very large and find ready sale
at Port Towusend at bom . to 10 cents a
James Walsh, a bachelor, who for a
number of rears has been living across
the Calapoolt from AIBany, die I at the
resilience ot ueorge . Cinie. from
dropsy, superinduced by the griv"
hicb he bad last winter." He was Uji.',
in Ireland in iJCtV
Thei'matilla Indians have enjoved a
rare bonanza in picking the wool "from
sheep in .Morrow, Grant and Cinatil'.a
counties, that gave up the ghost in the
storms of last winter; Thousands of
pounds of such coitus fleeces have he
pnrchased by wool merchantSJbi.9Sj.
son. " "a
The Democrats of the State will meet
t Tacoma in August to organize the
Washington State association of Demo
cratic clubs. It is expected that dele
gates from every county will attend. A
letter has been received by the Secretary
from ex -President Cieveland expressing
his sympathy with the -movement and
his inability to attend.
The sale of tlie Seventy-six Land and
Water Company to the Alta irrigation
district was consummated, Julv 2d, at
Dinalia, near Fresno, Cat. The p'k-e
paid was $4I0,0irn bonds of the dis- .
met, which was recently organized un
der the Wright irrigation law. All the
water rights beretofore sold by the
Seventy-six company are to be paid back
in full at t- per acre" "
As proof that the camels brought to
Arizona a number of years ago are not
extinct and are breeding rapidly, the
following from the Yuma Sentinel is re
produced : A large liand of camels, num
bering thirty-five, were seen within a
few miles of Harrisburg last week. Jim
Dot en caught one with a lariat, and
after bringing it into camp was forced to
shoot it, as all the horses around tcaiih!
badly frightened at the sight of the un
gainly I east.
The posters and programmes for the
fall meeting of the Portland Speed Asso
ciation are now out. Ttie aggregate of
the purses amounts to $I2,3in rhe la?
est sum ever offered in the Northwest.
The programme as arranged is the finest
ever offered west of St. Paul. Railroad
and steamship tickets leading to Port
land w ill have a coupon attached for the
races, the fare to and return being one
and one-fifth of the regular rates.
Jose Bravo, leader of a gang of h
thieves that, have been operating near
Sauta Monica, has been arrested. He
w as so surrounded by friends who wonh
warn him of the approach of an ofheer
that his capture was thought impossible.
Constable Benedict disguised himself as
a woodchopper and located Bravo. Then
he siiped handcuffs oh him while be
was in hed asleep, and on awakening
him frightened him so that he marches
tutu out oi the rough hills and into jail
A dispatch from Miles City, Mont., to
the Helena Journal thus explains the
the reports of a threatened Indian out
break: The circumstances in the case
are that- three steers came on a run for
Seminole, wrho for his own safety shot at
one, and the bullet glanced off, striking
the Indian, who was sitting on a fence,
and killing him. The Indians say it wa-s
intentional. A troop of cavalry has bee?
ordered out for the summer to camp a
the agency merely for a safeguard
Seminole is under arrest. i
? Ten mo! e Chinese w ere captured, Jur
With, in the neighborhood of the Me
can line at Tia Jnana while endeavorir
to reach this city from Lower Caiifornr
The capture was made by IVputy Co. -
lectors .Marsh and Goodrich, and rue
landed the contrabands in tlie Co9int
Jail. When searched they had bu- '
in the whole ciowd, and one of therm-
in a precarious condition from sicknei,
supixjseil to have been caused by harm
ship and exposure since they left the
steamer which landed them on Mexicar.
the Board ot tteatth, July 3d. trout
Constable Wilson of San jMignel Towit
ship, San Luis Obispo- County, Cat.,
stating that a whi'e man supposed to te
a leper resmeti mere, ami asking inai-v
the health authorities of this city should
examine him to determine whether or
not it it a case ot" leprosy. Secretaiy
Hoessi h has replied that, the law compels
all county physicians in the State to
make such examinations in their re
mi. wit. i.iuintiud ir.l if lumii-uv la A -
nm.it c iuuiti ii .nil i ii7
covered the County Supervisors ar.
quired to organize a lazaretto lor t -.' .
ot lepers under section '-Xi- of V. . - - , .