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TO A3 OR MOT TO WA3.
or Vt!, H Shnulil Ailttrn W tiniet
Beauty ami Taste.
"o woman is "ly whet) she is
(.'ncl." Only LoiirChesteitU'Kl fouW
I c lx-a guilty of such a gallant per
version of the truth.
If he ist;d 'the wont '"dressed" ad-
i- il'V and meant clothed w ith a dun
itrirdto the selection of becoming
color and to the out and style of the
; wn to suit the individuality of the
t e:irer. he was undoubtedly right
no woman is ugly when she is
artistically and becomingly dressed.
Hut so few women seem to know what
colors will enhance or destroy their
rood looks, whnt style of gown will
itinera! their defeclsand heighten their
charms and what wav of arranging
their hair will improve their faces, that
dress ufttimes instead of adding beauty
to the appearance has the contrary
People who are florid must be care
ful w hat wds t hey hs even more than
the pale people. A deep blue red, that
red s-uggested in a plum or the velvet
leaf of a red pansy that has caught a
shade, from the petals of its near neigh
bor, the dark blue pansy is the color
for rf irid 'complexions. Grown people
should le careful not to wear bright red.
As Mod jeska observes: -As one grows
older red is more Incoming above the
face than below it.M Dark cardinal
velvet above gray hair and dark eyes
has a most charming effect.
Piuk is most becoming for fair young
people.- Itose color, combined" with
black, white, or gray can be worn with
impunity by the vouthful and fair.
Magenta should be suppressed. Only
a dazzling beauteous being could sur
vive the uglifying effect of this de-
i-Yvkv.l r,-ior nt thpti it must 1m pnm.
Lined ith white.
Dark sage green is an almost univer
sally becoming color. It annuls any
tinge of green there may be in- the
complexion; for this reason brunetto
people generally look well in green.
Only those who have an exquisite
complexion should dare to wear pale
green. If the complexions are clear,
rosy, and fair, pale and dark have
Dark greeu, combiued with pale,
is becoming to brunetts - with clear,
Yellow is a delicious eolor a favor
ite hue of the old masters and
Darne Nature. Warm yellow has a
good effect on the complexion. It
Slakes the skin look fairer than it
really is. It goes pleasingly with
many colors. A brunette will look
particularly handsome in a green yel
low. Mnsiard color, which is insuf
ferable by daylight is simply delicious
in the gaslight. Pure blue and yellow
are harsh. A good rule is never to
combine two colors of eqnal intensity.
One or two colors should be dull and
not too pure.
Yellow will blend well with old
gobelin blue, with heliotrope and cer
tain shades of blue grays. Ambec- of
all shades is exceedingly becoming to
dark people. s-
People with blue e'es should not
wear bright blue. It makes their eyes
look faded and detracts from the bloom
of the complexion. - '
Black should be worn advisedly by
both old and young. The" young can
wpfir it better than the old. It brin"
out clearly the ham lines in the face
aod seems to deaden the bloom of the
skin. Golden-haired blondes, red-
haired maids and matrons, and dark
people with clear, rosy complexions
can wear black and look well. All
others can modify its hardening effeets
by combining white, red, orange, gray,
er yellow with it.
" All but people with coarse com
plexions look exceedingly well in white.
Every color can be made becoming
toy being artistically arranged and re
lieved by another color, or by the soft,
"sTTLdaing effects of net or lace or airy
tulle. X Y. Herald.
TOLSTOI AND THE BEAR.
Row the Cllrmte Novelist's Present
of Mind Saved Hi Life.
An incident is related about the cele
brated writer. Count Tolstoi, which
nearly cost him his life. He went out
on a bear hunt with some of his friends,
and. after selecting a spot which com
manded a good view of the surround
ing grounds, some of the more , ex
perienced hunters suggested that the
snow had better be trampled down so
that it would be easier for them to
move about and gef ont of bruin's way
and have time enough to take a shot at
Lira if he should come upon them un
expectedly. The counL however, although up to
his waist in the snow, objected to this
and said that it was entirely un
necessary, since the whole thing con
sisted of shooting the bear and not
wrestling with him.
They did not have to wait long, for
the bear, which had just risen from its
lair, was walking along to get out of
the way of 'the hunters when it sud
denly stepped out into the open space
directly in front of Tolstoi.
He coolly took aim and tired, but the
bail, for some reason or other went
wide of its mark. Taking aim again
he tired, this time hitting the bear in
the head, and the bullet lodged in the
lower jaw and of course only made a
very irritating wound, which made the
bear so savage that, taking a few
jumps, he was upon Tolstoi before he
was able to realize it. Just as the bear
came close enough to him he dropped
down, and of course the bear went
right over his body. Tolstoi's whole
body sunk into the deep snow, and, the
only part that remained exposed was
Lis head, which the bear tackled as
soon as he had recovered from his sur
prise in seeing Tolstoi disappear so
Tolstoi did his best to push his head
down as low as possible, and elevated
his fur cap for the bear to bite. Twice
the savage animal snapped at iL and
- then, discovering his mistake, made a
bite deeper down, this time taking a
piece of flesh from the couut's right
Just at this moment his comrades re
turned, and by their loud yells suc
ceeded in driving away the bear, who
very slowly turned his back upon the
banters and walked into the woods,
.master of the situation.
TVherela the Resemblance Failed.
- The late Gen. Clinton B. Fisk of New
rsey, who attained political promi-
; nce as the Prohibition candidate for
!:ident, was a Sunday-school worker
vell as a Prohibitiorfist. He was
-ays in demand at Methodist Sunday
s'! institutes, and at one of these
wrings, as he used to tell, he was
.etely dumfounded by a bright
ester in this manner: He was
tig an address after another speak
ilio had reminded the children that
"TT was Washirxgton's birthday. Said
Gen. Fisk: -
" "Of course, you all know, children,
about George Washington, whose
birthday this is. He was a General,
alsorCan any of you tell what is the
difference between Washington and
At the furthest end of the room a
small, boyish voice eagerly exclaimed:
1 know," sir." .... ' " "
' Well, what is the difference?" asked
Gen. Fisk, with a smile of encourage
Gen. Washington couldn't tell a
lie, sir!" was the exultant reply, which
tfet the older p rsons present into a
roar of laughter, in which the General
himself joined as heartily as any one.
,V. J'. Pi-.-s.i.
LADIES AS DEPOSITORS.
Til Ulttloiltles the llesr Crmlarrl llv
tu Comprehending Simple Tiling.
" "What .sort of a time do you have
with your lady depositor"?''
The question was asked of a putieut
lookinir. middle-aed yelitleiuaii who
stood behind the counter over which
was the sign "Paying Teller." in one of
the up-town national banks.
"Well," he replied, with a smile a
very agreeable smilo now that I have
become a practical philosopher. I do
not tind it irksome. Indeed. I rather
enjoy myself. The. efforts of a lady to
master file intricacies of banking rules
and practices used to make my head
ache. Now they provide entertainment
for me all day long, t used to sigh
when 1 saw a laty approach the win
dow with an expression on her face in
dicating that s!ic was in doubt n!out
sonu'lhsn;;. Now 1 observe her coming
with pleasure, for Uo may have some
new problem thutiih that is nnlikelv
or she may develop soir.e new phase
of character. That is nnlik also,
however. 1 think I know theul all. 1
Why is it they can't ii'tli-i:tndP''
"Mativ of them nn!er-it aikl every
thing, riiemujiiity oi' mem do. T.ie
woman who c.innoi comprehend all
that is required of a depositor is an
exception. But those whj do uot un
derstand do not uudi-r.-tand at all.
What do you think of a lady coming
here and demanding to know why a
check drawn by h -r was not paid when
there was no money to her credit?
I've had that happen to me a number
of times. It happened this moruing.
When I told the annoyed woman
that her account was slightly over
drawn, she aked me why I hadn't sent
" 'You could have told very easily by
consulting the stubs in our check
book ami comparing the total with the
total deposits in your bank-book.' I
" 'Oh,' she said. ! can't bother with
figures. I always hated "em."
"And I had some difficulty in con
vincing her that it would be necessary
to put money in the bank before she
conld draw any more out. She wasn't
quite so bad, however, as the very in
nocent lady, historical in bank circles,
who, wheu one of her checks was sent
back marked -V funds." descended
upon the bank for information, and,
incidentally, for more monej-, explain
ing that there must Iks plenty to her
credit still, as she had only used about
half the checks in her check book.
The teller was obliged just then to
inform a bright-looking young woman
that her signature to "the check she pre
sented would be absolutely necessary
before he could honor it. She blushed
furiously and hurried to a desk to add
"There's au example." he said,
laughing. "But she knows better. It
was only carelessness."
When he had paid the young woman
her money he continued: "It is a great
wouder that lady depositors are net
continually being defrauded, because
of their manner of drawing checks.
Of course when they draw them at the
bank we can correct them. But the
checks they write duriug their shop
ping hours would, I should think, be
a constant temptation to people with
tough consciences. Thev could, be so
easily raised. Nearly all, except the
experienced ones, fail to till out the
line after putting down the amount,
and any bungler could raise the fig
ures. It is a blessing, therefore, that
most of the checks are drawn to the
order of the reputable business houses
of the city.
"Frequently their checks are for
ridiculously small amounts. It is the
new depositors who write them. It is
a novelty, and they appear to leave all
their small change and big change,
too, for that matter-at home, for the
purpose of enjoying it. I have had as
many as rifeeen checks from one wo
man in one day and -:?!. fur amounts
as small as .5 oeiiis. Tie o:!:r lay a
check was presented here ii.r 19 " 1-2
"Do they lose their tempers, oftea?"
Oh, sometimes, of course."
Just at that moment the angrv notes
of a woman's voice were bean). She
was talking to the cashier. It ap
peared that a check of hers had been
refused because it was drawn for an
amount larger than the sum to her
"The check." said the cashier, calm
ly, ""called for ?'23. You have only f 14
in the bank."
"I have, too." she answered fiercely
"I've got $37."
"You're mistaken, madame." an
wered the official, still calmly.
"Well, here's my book. Y'oti can see
The cashier took the book with the
resigned air of a man who had been
there before many a time. He exam
ined it qnickly.
The trouble is," he said, 'that you
have drawn a check hurriedly some
time, and neglected to till out the
"I couldn't possibly have done that,"
she replied, "because I always fill out
the stub first. And, besides I don't
write checks hurriedly. I don't do
business that way."
The cashier smiled, and that exasper
ated the woman still further.
"You've made the mistake yourself,"
"Wedo not make mistakes here,"
was the quiet response.
"But you might," she said, witlmem
phasis. "Yes, we might, but we never do."
"It's possible, isn't it?" she demand
ed, with more emphasis.
"Yes, it's possible. Almost every,
thing is possible. But we never have
made one in our twenty-two years ol
The lady sniffed at this, and then,
throwing her checkbook on the coun
ter, she said, sarcastically, "Well, il
this institution needs money so badly,
you can have it." She flounced out.
"Will the bank be that much rich
er?" was asked of the paying teller.
Harcfly' he replied"; "she'll un
doubtedly come back and draw it out."
-V. Y. Times.
"Julius," said the Colonel, with a
benevolent smile, "you probably know
that if have a hundred acres of water
melons?" "I I has yo' dun got dt much,
"Why, you live but there, Julius.and
know all about it."
"Deed I libs out dar, but I'se bin so
verry busy I hain't had time to inquar1
around. What alxmt dem watermil
Julius, suppose I should drug some
of those melons?"
"Put in something which would
make the thief awfully sick? '
"I follers yo'. sah."
"Do you think you could tell one of
the drugged melons by feeling of it in
"Me? Me? What would I be doin'
in yo' millyon patch at night, sah?'5
But suppose you went there?"
"Gwine ter steal 'em?''
"Wall. Kurnel Johnson, 'taiu't no
use toargify dat p'int, kase I wouldn't
''Kase I'd send one of de bovs, yo'
know!' X. Y. Sun.
IN f AVOS OF CAMNfIBALS.
Pie In 1'nlliK tlmi r the practice
K-tliif Hum til ll.ih.
The word cannibal is associated in
our minds with scenes of the most
debased savagei v that I he imagination
can picture; of ineu iu habits and
appearance n little lower than the
brute; of orgies the result of the most
degrading religions superstition. It is
not until one has live I on terms of
friendship with cannibals, says Muck
wooiVs M.ttjitzin ; that one realizes that
the practice is not iucouipaiibiu with
uu intelligence and moral qualities
which command respect. And after
all, if outi can for a moment lay aside
the instinctive Mirror w Inch the idea
calls up and dispassionately consider
the nature of cannibalism our repug
nance to it seems less logically
It"is triio that it nuist generally en
tail murder. Inn that is certainly not
the reason fur oar loathing of it. " It is
something deeoer ili iu tins, and the
distinction we ii
iweeu the flesh
of men and of
a little curious,
inhabitants of ;
to cat ll.-sli to
ii at first sight
in imagine the
. plauet. whose
i . ...i not force them
t;ke lifu in order to
live regarding us with much the same
kind of abhorrenco with whiea we
look ou cannibals. Most of our nat
ural instincts are hacd upon natural
laws, which, when broken, are sure to
visit the breaker with their penalties.
The eating oi unripe fruit, of putrid
meat and of poisonous matter are some
of these. But no penalty in the shape
of disease seems to be attached to can
nibalism. What, then, are the motives that
lead men, apart from the pressure of
famine, to practice cauuibalism?
Among certain African tribes, aud
lately in Ilayti. it lias been the out
come of a debased religious supersti
tion or that extraordinary instinct
common to all ru es which lcads men
to connect the hihct religious enthu
siasm with the most horrible orgies
that their diseased imagination can
conceive. The feeling that leads mem
bers of sects to bind themselves to
gether by the celebration of some un
speakable rite perhaps led to the accu
sations laid against the Christians of
the second century and the Ilungariau
Jews of the nineteenth. But in the
South 'eas, although the motive has
been falsely attributed to a craving lor
animal food, it was generally the last
act of triumph over a falleu uemy.
Thus Homer makes .Jchilies. triumph
ing over the dying Hector, wish ho
could make mince-meat of his body
and devour it. Triumph could go no
further than to slay and then to assim
ilate the body of your foe. and the be
lief that bv thus making him a part of
vou jou acquire his courage iu battle
is said to have led a chief of old Fiji to
actually consume himself the entire
body of the man he had killed by daily
roasting w hat remained of it to pre
The girl who freckles, says the N. Y.
Star, is said to be lovable, therefore
any girl who freckles should not fret
about it. She always does, however,
and for this .reason to prevent tMe
freckles aud the fretting Dr. Anna
Kingsford once devoted a long article
to the subject. I am going to make an
extract or two from it. for the season
is upon us when a little talk of this
sort is at least appropriate. To pre
vent summer freckles -that is. freckles
caused by heal wh-n -j .rvr out in the
heat of the day. ruu ;i ; -d cream
on toe face and wear :i veil unless
you prefer the freckles; and between
the latter aud its reniedv I believe I
would prefer the freckles. Cold cream
is, however, an innocent aud beneficial
ointment, softening and whiteuing the
skin far better than either glycerine or
vaseline. It should lie composed of
pure white wax. spermaceti of the best
quality, almond oil and roe water, or
better'still, cucumber juice. A little
oxide of zinc is sometimes added to
give consistency to the mixture. This
makes a perfectly harmless cosmetic
which can be applied to the face to
Many countrv places arc beset with
poison ivy, and from which summer
visitors are apt to suffer. It is well to
know .that it can be cured by a few
applications of wood lye. Tie wood
ashes in a bag and boil a few moments.
Dilute so that it will not be too harsh,
yet leave it quite strong. Paint with
it the afflicted parts, and in ten tnin
Ote3 wash off with soft tepid water and
anoint with yaseline. Hepeat two or
three times, or till a cure is effected.
A method of whitening tarnished
silver that is-used by many jewelers is
to immerse the article in a bath of
cyanide. The strength of the solution
should depend on the condition of the
jewelry to be cleaned. After immers
ing the piece thoroughly in this liquid
clean with Whiting free from dust ot
How to Treat a Sweetheart.
From au old New England scrap
book: When he comes to see vou let
me give yon a few hints as to your
treatment of him:
First of all, my dear, don't let him
get an idea that your one object in life
is to get all you can out of him.
Don't let him believe that you think
so lightly of yourself that whenever he
has an idle moment he can find you
ready and willing to listen to him.
Don't let him thiuk that you are go
ing out driving with him alone, even if
your mother should be lenient enough
to permit this.
Don't let him think that you are go-i
ing to the dance or the frolic with him;
you are gbiug with your brother, or
else you are going to make up a party
which will all go together.
Don't let him spend his money on
you; when he goes away he may bring
ytit a box of sweets, a book, or some
music; but don't make him feel that
you expect anything but courte-ms at
tention. Don't let him call you by j our first
name, at least not till you are engaged
to him, and then only when you are by
Don't let him put. his arms around
you and kiss you; when he put the
pretty ring on your linger that meant
that you were to be his wife soon, he
gained a few rights, but not the one of
indiscriminate caressing. When ho
placed il there he was right to put a
kiss on your lips it was the seal of
your love; but if you give your kisses
too freely they w ill . prove of little
value. A" maiden fair is like a beauti
ful, rich, purple plum; it hangs high
up on the tree and is looked at with
envy. He who would get it must work
for it, and all the trying should lie on
his side, so that when he gets it he
Old People In the Crimea.
A Greek woman who died at Sim
ferpol, Russia, lately is said to have
been 112 years old. She was working
in her garden to the lat moment. lie.
oming tired, she faid down to rest
and passed away without a struggle.
There are many centenarians iu the
Crimea. Three years ago there was in
Kertch an old soldier w hose dismissal
from the army dated from the time of
Catherine II., and whose authenticated
credentials nut his age at V4S years.
The government telegraph service ol
Great Britain transmits, it is said, on
the average, 1.53S.'J"0 words a day. to
newspapers aloue. '
FREMONT'S CAMEL SCHEME.
A Project Whlrli We a'proptieey of th
Advent of the Iron Horn.
Mrs. M. A, Bingham, widow of the
late General Bingham, met General
John C. Fremont in Kansas City in the
days before the war. and has many In
cidents to relate of tho Pathfinder.
One of tho most interesting refers to
tho meeting of Senator Benton and
General Fremont forty years, ago to
discuss the establishment of a caravan
route to California.
"I nit t General Fremont along iu the
fifties." remarked Mrs. Binghaiji. "He
camo hero and stopped several days at
the famous Gillis Ilousc. I rcnicmbet
taking dinner w ith htm. He was re
garded as a brave, adventurous, daring
spirit. We looked upon him verymucn
as people of to-day look upou Stanlev.
At tho time General Fremont was in
Kansas City planning for a caravan to
travel Ticross the great American
Desert. -His right hand mau iu this
project was Lieutenant Beale. a civil
engineer, educated at West Point. The
father-in-law of General Fremont,
Senator Bentou. was also here, aud
regarded the caravan scheme with
favor. They proposed to import
camels from Africa aud use them in
transporting goods overland along the
route known as tho Santa Fe trail. The
camels were Imported at a considerable
expense, but the trip was found im
practiable. Tho camels could not
stand the climate. It was proposed to
winter them in Texas or Southern
California, but the project fell through,
and the promoters of the scheme lost
"I shall never forget," continued
Mrs. Biugham. "how one bright sunny
morning General Fremont rode away
from Kansas City on his way to Cali
fornia, looking every inch a soldier in
his handsome uniform and military
trappings. Reining his steed to one
side, he said, laughingly, to me: "When
I come back get your saddle ready and
1 will give you a tide on one oi my
camels.' I'never had the privilege of
taking that ride. General Fremont
soon forgot the camel scheme and went
off to new fields. Tho camel idea
seemed perfectly feasible and practica
ble, but the' idea of a Pacific railroad
seemed preposterous. While discuss
ing the caravan project Seuator Beuton
said to me: "You are young, but you
will live to see the iron tars start from
Kansas City and cross the mountain;
to tho Pacific Slope. 1 am old. I shall
never live to see it. But I have con
fidence in the couutry and I believe in
the future of the railroad. This little
town of 800 inhabitants will become
one of the great cities of the world.
"I could not comprehend such a
project. I was surprised at its magni
tude. Visions of my schonl days of "the
great American Desert, second only to
bahara in its size, the geographies said,
came flitting through my brain, and I
"But Senator, how about the great
American Desert? How can they ever
"That is nothiug.' he replied.
Standing in the moonlight" on the
portico cf the famous Gillis House,
impressive and'majestic in manner, the
aged Senator has seemed tome ever
since a prophet. The caravan, which
seemed so plausible, a failure the
Pacific road, which seemed so far away,
a success. Who can tell what to ex
pect?" He Wasn't Extravagant. .
Cautious people are sometimes too
cautious, says the St. Paul Pioneer
Press. The story of a man who con
sidered seriously for a week whether
it would be wise for him to pay fcXH)
for a lot. and. after deciding in the af
firmative, learned from the real-estate
man in a more careful conversation
that it was $500 per front foot, is a case
A few days ago a stranger, while
passing a haberdasher's store, was at
tracted by a display of shirts, which
were further distinguished by a placard
on which was printed the legend,
"These are 75 cents." It happened
that in the same case were a few silk
umbrellas, which command about $3
each on a pleasant day. with a slight
tendency t rise if clouds gather. The
pedestrian gazed long and earnestly
into the window; then he wandered
away, only to return soon and gaze
again. This was repeated several
times. Finally he entered- the store
and asked to' look at the umbrellas.
One was brought out aud he opened
and examined it with the utmost care.
It seemed to suit him exactly and he
turned to the proprietor and remarked:
"I'll give yon au even 60 cents for it."
The proprietor evidently didn't think
he understood aright, for he leaned
forward and said. "What?" The
stranger again informed him "I'll eive
you an even 60 cents for the umbrella."
The proprietor was dazed. Then he
began to recover.
"How much do you think it costs?"
"And you have been debating all
this time whether you would give that
amount lor a silk umbrelt?
The stranger said he had.
The proprietor led him gentlv but
firmly to the door. "My friend"," he
said, tenderly, "vou are too far from
home and you'd better scoot before
some hungry car-horse gets a chance
to nibble at vou and make a funeral
of vou before the mistake is discov
A good joke is being told on a well-
known young Third street man. He
is a great society man. He is hand
some, polished and something of a
dandy. He is quite good-looking and.
a pair of glasses balanced on his aristo
cratic nose gave him an intellectual
air that he would not otherwise pos
sess, rqr a year or so he has been no
voted to a well-known young society
woman. Not a week ever parsed that
he has not been at least twice to see
her. About a month ago lie proposed
and was accepted. About two weeks
aero the ensajcemeut was broken, only
to be patched" up again shortly after
Tho cause of the engagement being
broken was that the voung man made
his accustomed visit; he was shown in
to the parlor. hue sitting there he
heard his betrothed coming down the
stairs. He stepped to the door, aud as
she passed the door he leaped out and
printed a kiss upon her lips. A faint
scream above startled him. He looked
up and saw his sweetheart at tho head
of the stairs. He looked down and saw
that he had the housemaid in his arms,
He tried to explain matters but his
sweetheart would not have it. and the
engagement was broken. She after
wardaceepted his explanation aud re
This experience would have cured
most people, but it did not cure him
A few li ghts ago he called again and
entered the parlor. There was no
light iu the hall nor iu the parlor. In
a short time he heard .his girl coming
down the steps. He stepped out into
the hall, and as she reached the bot
tom of the stairs he inclosed her in his
arms and imprinted a Ions, lingering
kiss upou her ruby lips. Keleasiugher,
he struck a match and lit the gas, then
turning to snatch a kiss, he was horri
fied to see before 'him the black cook,
He gave her a dollar not to say any
thing about it, but it was too good to
keep and she toltl it.
An infant grows eight inches during
tne nrst year.
A SABINE LOVE STORY.
Ililatrallng the KOVrt of tieutle PorCe on
tYniuttn's Sit ft-1 Nxture.
Here is a cute little slorv from the
French of t'alnlle Meiules. Not a
pretty Word, perhaps, but then she
said it so prettily!
She was n sweet little thing, aud
w hen she put her hands ou her hips,
lifted up her saucy little face, and,
looking at yon with half-shut eyes.
in i tied this provoking inonosvllable,
t flew as straight and swiftfvtoits
mark as anv Kuaft in Cupid's quiver.
And just because the little miux was
Hrfectly conscioils.of tho effect of her'
Pshaw T she uttered it on all public
She said "Pshaw !" to everybody and
without any apparent reason, but there
was one to whom she said it more fre
quently than to an t body else, and for
tne very best of reasons. For he loved
her anil she pretended that she didn't
love him. and so for a lonir time
"Pshaw!" was all the answer the poor
fellow got to his prayers ami protesta
tions. 'I love you."
"1 would ?.ive my life for a kiss from
your lips." .
"I will blow my brains out if you re
fuse to listen to me." m
"Pshaw!' said she. brinsrin!? her
laughing face still closer to his so that
her tempting red lips fairly touched
She wasn't a bit afraid of him. vou
Bee, but he. poor fellow, was still a lit
tle afraid of her. and tdio drove him
almost crazy with her coquetry. At
lasi ne lost an patience, anil coming
upon her unexpectedly- one eveninc he
said never a word but took her iu his
arms and covered her face with kisses.
She struggled and screamed like a
captured bird, and as uselessly, for the
victorious lover raid no attention to
her remonstrances, but kised her
hair. brow, cheeks and lips with the
concentrated passion of months of de
sire. And as he grew bolder.aud. drawing
heron his knee, kissed her white throat
and clasped her yet more passionately,
she became alarmed. She gave up
struggling and hail recourse to tears
"Let me go. oh! Please let me go!"
Tslfaw !" said he. He didn't saV it
as prettily as she did. and he didn't
have such a saucy little face, but then
he was a good deal stronger, and
Well, wheu he did release her there
were tears and some reproachful
glauces. and then a sweet little kiss of
forgiveness, givcu without the least
compulsion. She never said "Pshaw!''
to him agaiu that is. not when she
had on her best frock and wanted to
keep her hair in order, and they are to
be married next week, I believe."
Fight ltetwcen Chameleon.
As soon as they catch si 'lit of each
other tlier remain ierfectlv still for
a moment, says the Philadelphia Tintes.
J hen they nod their heads up and
down three or four times. s if to work
themselves up to the right pitch for a
light. Then thev swell out their dew
lap, or throat jhiucIi, until it becomes
a neautmu light scarlet. All this
while their color is constantly chanjr-
ing in a manner marvelous to behold.
Before they saw each other each
wore a gay golden-green coat aud a
white shirt bosom, tinted with green.
but iu an instant this holiday attire
vanishes and they don their "lighting
suits one after another, dark brown.
light brown, olive green, slate color,
some plain, some spotted, but the puff
ing out of the dewlap is the last of
these preliminaries, aud now, like a
flash, the.tussel begins. And such a
tussle it is. to be sure! No fun or
play about it, only deadly earnest. I
have watched these Lilliputian com
bats more than once; one especially I
recall between two unusually fine spec
imens, regular anolis dudes," and a fair
lady (I suspect she was at the bottom
of the trouble, too), sat on a leaf close
by and looked calmly on. ready to
greet the victor with sweet smiles.
The antagonists seized each other by
the jaws their teeth are very tiny,
just big enough to feel rough to one's
liuger but they managed to hold on
to each other, and then their heads
moved to and fro, their long tails
lashed, they advanced nnd retreated
up and down the stem of the evening
jassamine. which they had selected as
their battle ground, and for ten min
utes they kept at it, their dewlaps
swelled like beautiful scarlet balls,
their hues constantly changing, their
whole aspect instinct w ith rage and de
termination. At the end of that time one of them
had lost half of his tail, but he fought
bravely on uutil another sharp jerk de
prived him of the remainiug half. That
was the "drop too much;" he did not
"turn tail aud run," simply because he
had none to turn, but he did run as
fast as he could go. leaving the victor
to swallow the writhing stump of his
tail, which he did with evident enjoy
meut. The conquered hero escaped
the same fate only by flight, for it is
always considered the proper thing
amoug the anolis tribes to devour their
' A Resourceful Wife.
A good story comes from one of the
rural districts of an ex-swell who mar
ried a young woman with a reputation,
much to the chagrin of his family, who
cut him off," so to speak, for such a
fatal mistake. Recently the parental
hearts begau to relent, and a prouosi
tiou was made through an accommodat
ing friend that the voung ex-swell
shoulddivorce the objectionable daugh
ter-iu-Iaw, aud receive in return uot
only the parental blessing, but a good-
Iv part or the parental exchequer
When the matter was laid before
madame she advised her spouse to ac
cept the generous reward offered for
the "inconstancy of man," suggesting
that it would be advisable to" replete
the emptv cotters.
"What s a divorce more or less?
Let's have one by all meaiis divide
the spoils and get married over again.
Now, could a mau", an ex-swell, have
a more accommodating wife.
" nv," slie said to a listening con
fidante who, of course, circulated the
matter, as all well - regulated con
ridatltes do "why. I am ready to do
anything for the dear boy." And she
added ingenuously: Only last winter
when he was strapped for funds.
went to Sau Francisco and worked iu a
bookbiudery." Sun Francisco Call.
ltcason l'or Protesting;.
There is a story told of a young phjr
sician of this city who was connected
at one time with the emergency hos
pital which has caused many a smilo
at his expense. He had not loug been
stationed at the hospital when a woman
was brought in suffering from a severe
scalp wouud. The blood was welliug
out in great jets and was fast dj'eiug
her golden curls a rusty red, and the
doctor was engaged in hastily clipping
her hair, when his patient exclaimed,
Oh, doctor, dou't!" Thiukirfg he
might have hurt her, he said. "Oh,
never miud; that's all right." "No
it's not," responded tho lady with some
warmth, "foryou are cutting my wig."
And so he was.
Paris's water supply is proportion
ately more than one-third less than
any American city of note.
MYSTERIES OF THE PACIFIC.
Interratlnfr llloiirv of CIlllatlon
of (lrl Antiquity.
Modern science, w hich has brought
to light buried Troy, revealed the place
of ancient Itabj Ion, uutombed the
mummy of the Piniraoh of Moses, and
constructed something of a history for
the Aztecs and the mound builders,
stands ballled before the mysterious
ruins of the Pacific sea Islands.
K'ssait. otherw ise known as Strong
Island, of the Caroline archipelago,
with a circumference of fifty miles, is
covered with massive ruins of a remote
date. They bear the outlines of forti
fications, aud are built of stones ten
feet long, duly squared on six sides, of
a geological formation not met with
on the island.
Ascension Island, kfjown as Panape.
is larger than Kusaie, possesses similar
ruins'" but much larger. In one place
remains a wall 3iX) feet long and 30
feet high, forming a court. -
Little Easter Island, on the eastern
outskirts of Polynesia, has no running
water, no trees." nothing to attract In
habitants. Yet this island is peopled
by Polynesians of the fair type, such
as are found far away in the Society
Islands, and is covered with remains of
a prehistoric civilization of which every
record but that of stone has perished.
At the southwest end of the island
there are to be found the ruins of near
ly a hundred stone houses, built in reg
ular linei and facing the sea. The
A'alls of these houses are five feet thick
and over five feet high, built o layers
of flat stones, and lined inside with flat
slabs. Internally the houses measure
about forty feet long by thirteen feet
wide, aud they are roofed over with
slabs overlapping like tiles. The in
side walls are painted in three colors
red, black, aud white with figure
of birds and mystic beasts and faces,
aud geometrical figures. In one of
these houses was found a curious stone
statue, eight feet high, and weighing
about four tons, w hich is now in the
The sea cliffs near this ancient set
tlement are carved into grotesque
shapes not unlike the painting on the
walls, aud the coast is marked with
hundreds of these sculptures.
Again, on each headland of the isl
and there is an enormous stone plat
form, built of hewn blocks of great
size, fitted together without cement.
They are built on sloping ground, pre
senting on the seaward side a wall face
twenty or thirty feet high and two or
three hundred "feet long, and on the
landward side a wall of about three
feet in height, rising from a levelled
Upon these platforms are stone
pedestals, w hich have supported images
and on some broken figures remain.
On one platform fifteen images were
found, iu size ranging fro in three to
thirty-five feet in height. They are of
human shape, representing the upper
part of the body only, with arms and
nanus close to the sides. J he heads
are cut flat to allow of crowns being
placed on them, which crowns seem to
have been made, not of the same ma
terial &s the statues, but of red tufa.
This has been traced to an extinct
crater w ithin a few miles of the houses,
and on the brink of this crater a larjre
number of crowns were found, finished
and ready for removal before some
strange fate depeopled the island of
these ancient worshippers.
The images themselves are made of
gray lava, which is only found at
quite another crater at the other end
of the island. At this crater called
Otouli there are several finished and
partly finished images, just as they
were left by the workmen. The bead
of one of these measures twenty feet
from the nape of the neck to the crown.
The faces of the images have well-de
fined features, with thin lips, broad
noses, expanded nostrils, and a gen
eral disdainful expression. It is be
lieved, from the appearance of the eye
sockets, that obsidian eye "balls were
intended to be inserted. The ears are
very ewrefully carved, and are promi
nent There are also, in different parts of I
.1 2-1 I 1 ..Ul.i. .1 1
with curious carvings and strange
hieroglyphics, which no one can ex
plain. At Opara. or K.ip.uu. Capt. Vine
tlall found a temple, or castle, in five
stages, surrounded bv walls which in
close stonp houses, and also square
platforms of stone on the sides of one
of the hills, similar to those on Easter
Ilandj This isle is 2.000 miles from
Panane, but the inhabitants of the lat
ter say their ances!ers came from
Who were those ancJvnt people? The
ruins presents an antiquity equal to
that of the prehistoric civilizations of
America. Tiie present inhabitants are
simply tattooed savages. The ancient
race possessed intelligence far beyond
anything now found iu the Pacific; had
ideas of architecture, sculpture, paint
ing, and engineering and an elaborate
religion. Archicologistii and ethnolo
eists have iriven us no lisht vet. The
mystery of the Pacific awaits solution.
Chicago Xcws. '
The Sense of Smell.
Smell is the most acute by far oi the
five human senses, according to the
Pittsburg Dispatch. Take an ounce of
musk most powerful of scents and
leave it where the atmosphere is still.
open on a table, for a vear. At the
end of that time, having for full twelve
months rendered odorous the whole
air iu its neighborhood, the most deli
cate scales cannot detect that it has
lost a particle iu weight.
Yet the smell has been infinitely dis
tributed, microscopic portions of the
musk floating off and exciting impres
sions upou tiio nerve papilla? under the
delicate liuitig of the nasal passages,
for this is what smell means. "The
sense has gruwu almost rudimentary
in human beings through want of
necessity for its use under civilized
conditions; but it is highly probable
that the cave men had it quite as well
developed as the sharpest-nosed beasts.
A now element ii:imeil "Jam.-iria," is
s:iid to have been discovered in t!io
crater of tin extinct volcano in Dumarhi
lanii. It U reported to have an atomic
weight of only 0.5. or half that of
hydrogen; and. therefore, it is the
lightest known siihslfinee.
Mrs. Clianl's Advice to Girl.
These are the lust public words I
shall speak iu Boston for a long time,"
said Mrs. Laura Onniston Chant to
several hundred j-oungnersonsgathered
around her. ' 1 want to ask j'ou to
keep up the standard of gentlemanly
and ladylike behavior that I see
around me, as well as to preserve your
good looks.' How are yon froing to
keep up this standard? Well. Ay
avoiding eertaiu youthful vices. Somo
of these you know well. Eating' your
diuner iu a hurry is one. Smuggling
your breakfast into your stomach is
another. Reading in bed is a third,
and eveu worse is smoking in bed Iu
order to take new ideas iuto our minds
we-nusst read, but readingat the wrong
time tloes no good. Some people
wonder at me for doing so much work
and never appearing fagged put., I
will tell you how I do it. - I laugh
heartily. I lo've to laugh. I sleep
soundly. I love to-sleep. I eat well.
I should say I love to eat. but you
in'iiiit consider me greedv.''
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SOME CU3IOU3 SEIZURES.
Singular Liquor Tlist Have Been Seised
by the w latkCmtasu Authorities.
The custom ' house occasionally af
fords interesting glimpses into the vast
foreign life of the United States, says a
letter from New York. Recently while
calling upon a friend, who holds a
respousible wsition in that circum
locutory inslitution. lie showed me
samples of a lare number of invoices
of liquors whiea had recentlv been
imported. Every one would puzzle
the average man about town. One
was a green ish-vellow fluid called
slivovitsch. It comes from Austria
and the Balkan states, and is made
from a small wild plum which grows
in that district. It is tiery and to a
Yankee palate very disagreeable, but
is extremely popular with the Hun
garians and Wallaks.
A sugge-Uion of the Holy land was
given by samples of honey wine, pass
over honey w ine, and Jerusalem plum
brand v. The tirst and second were
jweet aud odorous, wit a trine insioid.
In composition they are like the
methegiiii and honey mead used in
England during the middle ages. The
braudy w:ts raw :ind almost vitriolic.
The three stimulants nre consumed by
the Slovaks and Pulaks from Russia
aud the (Jrepfc and Syrians from Asia
Specimens of pulque and mescal
showed that Mexico h.-tsso:nt influence
upon its sisser republic. The former
is a beer made from c.tetas. aud tastes
somewhat like that sr.i-wous German
horror, weiss-beer. It is far stronger,
however, and is said to produce the
most intense drunkenness known to
erring man. The mescal is the distil
late of pulque., and can b? described
oniy by the word atrocious.
The Scandinavians show their love
of the f.-itherl:ind by unceasing impor
tations of C.'iristt.-mi.t lKer. Swedish
punch aud corn brandtviu. The beer
is light, pleasant and wholesome; the
punch is aromatic, savory, but so sweet
as to be insipid; the cnrir brandtviu is
not corn brandy, as the name literally
translated vru.d imply, but a whisky
made from r3'e. oats and barley. It is
rich in fusel oil and consequently bead
ache. From" Russia every now and then
comes vodka or wodky, an impure,
reeking, strong alcohol;. from Central
America some delicious cordials made
out of pineapple, guava aud banana;
from China uot less than titty stimu
lants, running from tea wiue. rosebud
wine ami almond lieer to heavy millet
whisky and riee brandy; frora Turkey
some liquid for m.-ikiag sherbet, and
from Brazil lavangina. or oranre-peel
gin. Over 5.o;l.) diSereut kinds oi
stimulants are kuown and recorded in
the custom house, of which 2.80! were
uuknowu to Americans fifteen years
A Victory Won Too tiate.
A Detroit wholesale house sent an
agent iuto one ofTlie northern counties
the other day, says the Detroit Free
Press, to investigate and report on the
failure of a dry -goods man whose as
sets were beloV zero. The bankrupt
was perfectly willing to explain how it
"You see," lie said, 'I got married
about two years ago. Up to that time
the postmaster ana his wife bad been
at the bead of society bere and run the
ranch. He had the only swallow-tail
coat and she the onlr silk dress in the
"Te had to make a lead for the head
and I bought my wife a $12 bonnet and
a diamond ring.""
'The postmaster bought his wife a
bronco pony and a pair of' diamond
"Then I subscribed i200 to a new
church, gave two lawn parties, and
bought a top carriage and a pacer."
"He came up smilinslv with a new
brick house, a progressive euchre par
ty, and gave $250 to the heathen of
"I see." ,
"Well, I had gone in to smash him
or lose a lung, and so I pledged myself
for the preacher's salarv for a vear.
lost $400 on a deal in wheat, kept two. '
i i - i i .... i
inreu Kiris, Dougut inree x'ersian rugs,
backed a barber shop, took a half in
terest in our home newspaper, and
presented every church in town with a
"That must have laid him?"
"It did. lie threw up his hands and
surrendered, but when you fellows in
Detroit drew on me at three days' sight
I was dished. I'm sorry it happened,
but you can't blame tne. If that post
master hadn't made a fool of himself
I'd have been able to pav 150 cents on
the dollar. "
To Insure Long Life.
Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes says the
first thing to be done to insure a long
life is some years before birth to ad
vertise for a couple of parents both
belonging to long-lived families. Es
pecially let the mother come of a race
in which octogenarians and nonagen
arians are very common phenomena.
There are practical difficulties ia fol
lowing out this suggestion, but possi
blythe forethought of your progenitors,
or that concurrence of circumstances
which we call accident, may have ar
ranged this for you.
Electric Railway in Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City, Utah territory, ex
pects to have sLxty-tive miles of electri
cal railway in operation by the clos
of the summer.
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lot of coal at Helena, Montana, and ac
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elusive proof. P. J. Tuohy, one of the
accused, has been tried and acquitted
and that probably ends the cases.
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