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LEBANON, OREGON, FHIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1890.
EAST AND SOUTH
Soutliern Pacific Route.
THE MOUNT SHASTA ROUTE.
EXPRESS TB-ISS LEAVK POKTLAXD DAILY:
Portland Ar 9 ;3 i A. M.
Albany Ar :15 A. X.
San Francisco Lv 9 0 p. St.
Above trains stop only at the following stations
north ot Roseburg; East Portland, Oregon City,
Woodburn. Salem, Albany, Tangent; Shedds,
Vaisey, Harrlsburs, Junction City, Irving and
Rosebnrg Mail Dally.
6 :00 A. M. I Lv Portland Ar 1 A :00 P. it.
13 P. M. Lv Albany Ar 1 12 M M
6:40 P. K. 1 Ar Kaaob-. Lv 6:20 A.
Albany Local Dally (Except Sunday.)
(!?.. Lv Portland Ar 9:00 A. K.
8fOP.lt. Ar Albany Lv 5 HX) a. M
Local Passenger Trains Daily Except
iF.IL Lv Albany Ar 9:25 A. K.
P. X. Ar Lebanon Lv 8:40 A. JC
7:30 A. ac Lv Albany Ar 4 p. M.
8;2'1 A. at. AT Lebanon Lv 3:40 P. iff.
PULLMAN BUFFET SLEEPERS.
Tourist Sleeping Cars
For accommodation or Second Class Passengers.
attached to Express trains.
West side division.
BETWEEN PORTLAND AND CORVALLIS.
Mail Train Daily (Except Snnday.)
73Q A. at.
U:10 P. St.
IS .55 P. St.
At Albany and Corvallls connect with trains of
Oregon Paclflo Railroad.
(Express Train Daily Except Sunday.)
4 M P. H.
f r&5 P. X.
Ar I 850 A. H.
Lv I 3:45 A. X.
-TTi rough tickets to all points East and South
For tieketa and lull information regarding
rates, maps, etc, can onuo s agent at Lebanon
K. KOEULER, K. '. ROGERS,
Manager. Asst. G. F. P. Agt
DR. C..H. DUCKETT,
D K NTI ST
J. K. WEATHERFORD,
ATTORNEY- AT - LAW.
Office over First National Bank.
ALBANY, - OREGOX.
W. R. P1LYEU,
ATTORNEY- AT- LAW.
Groceries and Provisions.
Tobacco and Cigars,
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
Queensware and Glassware, Lamps and
PAY CASH FOR EGGS.
Main Street. Lebanon, Oregon
R. L. McCLRTJE
(Successor lo C. H. Harmon.)
Barber : and : Hairdresser.
Shaving-, Haircutting and Shampoo
ing in the latest and best style. Spec
ial attention paid to dressing Ladies'
hair. Your patronage respectfully so
licited. J. L. COWAN.
J. M. RALSTON.
Bank of Lebanon,
Transacts a General Banking Business.
ACCOUNTS KEPT SUBJECT TO
Exchange sold on New York, San
rancisco, Portland and Albany, Org.
Collections made on favorable terms .
ED. KELLENBERGER, Prop,
Fresh & Salted Beef, Poek, Mut
ton, Sausage, Bologna & Ham.
BACGXAJSD LA.RD ALWAYS 03T HAKD
Main Street,' Lebanon, Org;. ''
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Modesto had a $55C"s Are Dec. 1.
The Los Angeles Tribune is dead.
Yacaville votes on Incorporation Jan. 3.
The government will not improve Santa
Cn z harbor.
Seattle and Tacoma have been made
There is a quicksilver mining boom
A steamer Is likely to be run between
Siuslaw bay and San Francisco.
F. E. Brown fell from a wagon near
resno XJec. a ana broke ras noc.
C. C. O'Donnell Is contesting the eloc-
uon ol banderson as mayor ot San I ran
The schooner Undine has been wreck od
la Santa Barbara channel, with her crew
The new granite and brick courthouse
at Stockton has been completed and ac
cepted. A company has. been formed t work
onyx deposits in the Wena tehee river, in
Wat rman has pardoned H. Gallagher
ot Placer county and Dennis O'Neill of
ban i rancisco, murderers.
Harry, son of M. H. Hibbard of San
Jose, is accused of chloroforming his
latner ana robbing the nouse.
The Sacramento union printers have
appealed from the injunction restraining
them from boycotttng the Bee.
The rainstorm which commenced Dec.
2 extended all over the state and was of
sufficient volume to do muci good.
W. It. Lehman, a civil engineer, was
drowned by tlie capsizing of a sailboat
on timet point, itiget sound, uec. .
A painter named Shenton got Into a
quarrel with Ah Lee at San Rafael Dec.
and the Chinaman shot him fatally.
Fifteen thousand dollars worth of val
uables were stolen from Dr. Anton Lon
nenneld's residence nt Portland Dec. 4.
D. It. Fredericks has been convicted of
burning Henry Peros barn and sevep
horses in Mailer's colony, Fresno county.
Tracy Brothers terra eotta works at
Seventeenth and Hanlson streets, San
Francisco, were burned Dec. 4. Loss
The southern citrus fair will be at Los
Angeles, March 2 to 14, and the northern
citrus fair at Marysviile, beginning
Jake Sharp, & San Francisco coal and
iron dealer, has borrowed, collected and
embezzled ali the money he could and
F. J. Kyle, a Chicago commission man
with a cloudy record, has been arrested
for forgeries in San Diego and Los
M. C. Patrick was killed by a Chinaman
at Sonoma Nov. 30 and the slayer had
to be hustled out of town to avoid a
E. E. Dixon, Otis Dixon and Arthur
Sylvester have been arrested at Susan
vilie for stealing horses in Lassen county
and in Oregon.
Joe Goodwin shot and killed a man
named Allen who got drunk and picked
a quarrel with him at i'all City, Shasta
county, Nov. 30.
The principal of the Susanville school
has resigned because some of the big
boys carried pistols and he could not
Bruce Cock rill fell from a horse at
Salinas Dec. 2 and was found with blood
streaming from his mouth, ears and nose.
He died in a few minutes.
W. R. Thornell, cashier of the Boston
national bank at Seattle, Is a defaulter.
He was convicted of embezzlement at
Denver before he went to Seattle.
The first infantry, 810 strong, under
Colonel William Shatter, has gone from
this coast to fight Indians in Dakota if
Indian fighting becomes necessary.
A Piute m-dtcine man knon as Charley
at Independence, Inyo county, loet three
patients in succession recently and In
accordance with custom he was killed.
The bricklayers on the new smoke
stack to carry the fumes from the Ana
conda smelters up on the mountains
nave struefc for a raise from ti a day
The Indians at Camo Independence.
Inyo county, on the night of Nov. 30
beat out the brains of one of their num
ber. This is the third murder within a
James Smith lost control of a windlass
while lowering a bucket into a mine at
Sierra city and the handle struck him In
the face, breaking his nose and badly
The Stockton courthouse ras well has
struck a flow of 30,000 feet a day. It is
oemc- ooreo deeper ana an the public
buildings will probably be warmed and
lighted with gas.
Burglars robbed the house of A. M.
Hansen at Tacoma Dec. 4, securing two
gold watches, and then set fire to a bed
in which an infant lay. The child's cries
brought help and its life was saved.
Daring thieves entered the stable of a
Washington farmer at Keith and took
two horses all he had from under his
eyes. He got a gun and gave chase, but
they galloped out of range on his own
Burnett G. Haskell. J. J. Martin. H. T.
Taylor and William Christie, trustees of
the Kaweah colony co-operative enter
prise in Tulare county, have been ar
rested for cutting timber on government
James Donogan of Virginia. Nev went
up the back stairs of h e ho'el at Grass
Valley late on the night of Dec. 1 and in
some way fell, breaking his ankle so
baaiy that he is likely to be a cripple
The convention of school superintend
ents at Sacramento lecommends the
abolition of grammar schools and the
passage of laws facilitating the establish
ment or nign schools by towns and co
operating school districts.
J. H. Browning, a Los Angeles forsrer.
Louis Smith, convicted of arson in the
same city, Juan Mesa, a Ventura county
burglar, and Duncan Anderson, a Stanis
laus county murderer, have been par
doned. A Tulare artesian well lately bored has
furnished such a volume of water that
theman who had it constructed is com
pelled to cap it to keep his farm from
being uooaea. ine casing is nrteen
inches across, and the water rises six
inches above this.
While trying to shoot Charles Ander
son, who had just been ejected from Mrs.j
Sarah Hester's farm near Dayton, Wn,
jnov. ao, c;nanes Jtobinson, wtio naa been
running the farm, accidentally shot and ,
killed Mrs. Hester. I
Miss Chloe Bradway, aged 13. and E.
G. Davis, aged 23, living in the foothills
near Fancher creek, Fresno county, have
signed a contract of marriage but Davis
cannot get his bride, her father claiming
tnat sne is unaer ine age oi consent and
the contract therefore void.
1 J. E. Williams, partner in the under
taking business at Fresno with his father,
S. H. Williams, has been arrested for
hiring a weil-insurod undertaking shop
burntsd. C. Schillman confesses that he
and Fred Miller burned the shop for $150
each, which Williams paid. When Schiil-
man was arrested wuuams bought a
ticket and sent Miller awa , and when
arrested he had just bought another and
started John Reynolds, who knew the
facts, for Kansas city.
Building' has been stopped on the
Oregonian railroad's extension from Sil
verton to Portland since the Southern
Pacific absorbed the Oregonian. It is
reported that Huntington bought the
Oregonian bnes for the Southern Pacific,
but that some of the directors would not
take the property, whereupon he began
extending the rood with the intention of
makiner it a transcontinental line, when
the Southern Pacific concluded to take
the property off Huntington's hands.
Smokers should be smart- enough to
know that the genuine -'Seal of North
Carolina Plug Cut" costs them no more
than poor Tobacco, which some dealers try
to force on them.
Woman in the Church.
A v ! o hti been t nkeu In ail th con
I i gallons of the Methodist church on
the question " Shnll women bo admitted
to the general eoufe.mcu ns lay dele
gates? " and It has been decided II t-Z
affirmative. Old Saint Puul was a good
enough sort of a man, and he probably
got a fair education while ho was going
to school to Gamaliel, but he didn't know
much about women. He advised the
good to go through life slnele and let
the wicked do all the peopling of the
earth with hew generations. A fine pass
this world would have come to if his ad
vice had been followed I The world has
advanced since then and n w laws are
proposed, and are actual! r In force In
some Christian countries, as in Brazil,
restricting the marriage ot the worst and
encouraging that jf the best men
physically, and consequently morally.
Paul would have had women very sub
servient to men, and In the chu h the
women would, under his ruling, have
had nothing to say and very little to do,
but we of the present day have a good
deal more light than Paul had and te
know that if the work of women in t v
church and its results -re eliminate
there would bo very little church left.
The majority of church members and
churchgoers to-day are women, and ot
the minority, the men, there It not one
In twenty who would not, if he : : I the
honest truth as he knows It, admit that
had It not been for the influence of women
he would never have been a church
member at all. Those who do the work
ot the church have a right to a voice In
its management and the Methodist
churche3 have made a righteous decision.
Asking; for Money.
In a syndicate of articles the Boston
Herald recently gave the opinion of many
prominent writers and thinkers on the
money question between men and their
wives. From these articles is selected
the concise letter of Mrs. Kate Gannett
Want of proper money arrangements
between husband and wife has begotten
much ot the bitter loneliness which women
feel in married life, but for which they
themselves are largely accountable. In
not starting right with their husbands.
It is difficult to point out a universal
If the girl has Independent property '
her own that does not obviate the t't
of the husband also to provide ht wife
Most parents In this country cannot
give their daughters dowries, so that the
girls, if belonging to the middle or work
ing classes, enter upon marriage penni
less, and their worth is at once cheap
ened to their husbands.
If the husband arranges that his wife
shall have so much a week, because she
is housekeeping, she is on wages, and she
is so conscientious that she wears her
self out in earning them.
If he gives her an allowance for the
family out of which she shall save for
her personal comfort, she will have little
or nothing left, for she will always see
to the children first.
If, on the other hand, she calculates
how much she wants for her own cloth
ing, carfare, charities and extras, she Is
on an allowance, and a wife Is too valu
able to be put on an allowance unless it
is a very, very large one. Besides it Is
demeaning to think that one's husband
allows that Is, permits a wife the use
of certain moneys.
Supposing again, that she has in money
the equivalent of what he spends for his
personal pleasures, the sum would be very
When marriage Is a partnership money
affairs are freely discussed and arranged
in all classes of society.
Besides such arrangements, a husband
should often give his - Ife presents of
. For the luxuries or necessities of her
self she should always be free to have
money from his wages, salary or income
as she needs. Never say to one's hus
band: "Please give me some money?"
say, "I wish some."
Women, as a rule, are too self-sacri
ficing, men too thoughtless, and parents
too accustomed to what has been to ex
pect much Improvement, and Justify
their daughters' marriage on tbe wretched
American hope that they will get along
Aunt Mary's Biscuit
There are only a few things requisite
for the making of good soda biscuits, but
those few are of the utmost importance.
A dear old lady in New England, called
" Aunt Mary " by all who knew her, was
justly celebrated for her unrivaled suc
cess in that line. I have many times
watched the process from the flour bar
rel to the breakfast table, but my beet
efforts have never produced anything
approximating her biscuits, writes a con
tributor to the National Stockman. Her
first thought was of the oven, the heat
ing of which was by the use of wood.
She followed the same rule observed the
world over, of two teaspoonf uls of cream
of tartar and a pinch of salt mixed with
a quart of flour, but one of the main
points in which she was veiy particular
was that the liquid should all go In at
once, and she for many years Invariably
used the same bowl filled ( up to a cer
tain blue stripe arounu the border) with
equal proportions of milk and water
about a cupful of each in which she
dissolved a teaspoonful of soda. She was
very quick in her movements, and it was
an incredibly short time until she had
sprinkled a little flour on the board
where she placed the dough which was
quite soft, and dipping her hands in the
flour (she-never used the rolling pin),
she gave the mess an encouraging little
pat in which I think there must have
been some peculiar charm and in a
moment they were cut out and ready
for the oven, which by this time was in
condition to impart, by. the first whiff of
Its atmosphere, a rising ambition to the
biscuits, without which heat they cer
tainly would have been a flat failure.
Mrs. Annie Baxter has been elected
county clerk of Gasper county, Missouri,
on a combination ticket.
For teaming work mules are more
economical than horses, and under the
same treatment just as crusty and good
natured. A few sheep can be kept to run with
other stock at very little expense, says
J. R. Cotton in the Stockman. No stock
pays a larger per cent on the amount of
money Invested than sheep. He claims
that a ewe that raises two lambs, with
the wool that Is clipped from her, pays
two hundred per cent on the money in
vested in her.
Notwithstanding the Immense success
that .has attended the experiments In
every branch ot horticulture that have
been made In this state It Is manifestly
Impossible that the whole vast area of
California should be devoted to fruit
growing and that every tiller of the soil
should engage In some branch of that
industry. It must inevitably be that
there will always exist a large class ot
husbandmen who will desire to engage
in other pursuits than the care of the
orchard and vineyard. At present there
are practically but two opocings for
profit outside of horticulture. These are
the production of cereals and the raising
of stock of various kinds. Every year
wheat growing becomes less profitable
for the small farmer which in this sense
means the owner ot 320 acres or less
The introduction ot steam Into all the
operations of the grain field has, as is
now quite well known, so reduced the
cost of production upon large areas s
to practically crowd the Buiall grower
out ot the market.
The last Congress was asked by the
secretary of agriculture to make an ap
propriation of 1100,000 to pursue Invest
igations In this direction, and it behooves
California farmers to be alive to the Im
portance ot the results of that Investiga
tion. Experiments made under the
auspices of the state university as well
as Individually In various localities on
the coast show that the valley laods ot
the entire state are admirably adapted
to the production of the rttnle Ant.
Irrigation will be reeded In the more
arid regions, whll' in those localities
where the natura' rainfall Is sufficient
for ordinary cijvs ramie will need o
artificial suppi of moisture. Prac tit ally
speaking there Is no part of the state
where the plant may, not be successfully
Bui first a word to the uninformed as
to I e uses of the ramie plant. It belongs
to ihe nettle family, and for ages has
been cultivated In China, Japan and India,
where the fiber Is treated by hand and
used for the manufacture ot a great
variety ot fabrics, from the coarsest to
the finest. In Europe ramie fibre is
utilized for the manufacture of almost
every species of texile fabric, the results
produced being in the highest degree
s i.;-foctory. It Is mixed 'nn,.-;:ne mith
cotton, wool or silk, and the fabrics thus
produced are handsomo, durable and
valuable. Experiments have also been
made In this country, with the most
promising results, and for the last thirty
five rears the question of introducing
the cultivation of this plant into America
hi beeu discussed.
The one obstacle, however, has been
the difficulty of providing machinery for
the separation and cleansing of the fiber
from the vegetable substance and gum
in which it is produced. Decortication, as
It Is called, must be done by machinery
In order to be successful In this country.
In China and Jaran it is done by hand,
the Immense supply of cheap labor ob
tainable in those countries enabling the
production of the fiber at a profit, even
though the price for the finished product
From what can be learned the problem
of decortication and manufacture lot
goods from American grown ramie ap
pears to be near solution. Factories
have recently been established at New
Orleans and at Mobile, where some new
ideas In machinery are being elaborated
by which It Is confidently believed the
difficulties heretofore experienced will be
solved. It is claimed that experiments
made with this machinery have been
eminently successful, while the govern
ment has extended Its aid in bringing
them to trial on a large Bcale.
It Is proposed to Inaugurate the experi
ment on the Pacific Coast- as well, and
parties are already making preparations
with that eud In view. From what Is
positively kn wn of the value ol the
ramie plant a d Its fiber it is evident
that if these efforts prove successful
California farmers will have opened to
them kn avenuo tor profit that will be of
the greatest value. By utilizing the idle
water power that is to be found in many
localities it will be possible to produce
and manufacture the ramie in . the same
spot, thus reducing the expense to the
lowest possible amount. The employ
ment of large numbers of hands In such
establishments will besides create a home
market for many farm products, such as
butter, cheese, eggs, poultry, vegetables,
etc- so that thj benefits from the estab
lishment ot such an Industry will be both
numerous and widespread. Chronicle.
The Irian Leadership
Assuming that Paruell was guilty of
misconduct with Captain O'Shca's wife
because no defense was made to O'Shea's
suit for a divorce on the ground of his
wife's adultery with Parnell, Gladstone
wrote a letter declaring that Parnell
must withdraw from the leadership of
of a Irish party or the Liberals would
no longer co-operate with that party.
Before Gladstone's letter was made pub
lic the Irish members of parliament had
passed resolutions retaining Parnell in
the leadership. When Gladstone spoke
the majority of these leaders demanded
Parnell refused to go, and the major
ity In Ireland supported him. The Irish
bishops declared that Parnell ought to
go, though many priests expressed their
confidence in him. His friends declared
that he was innocent of misconduct with
Mrs. O'Shea, that there were other con
siderations which prevented his making
a defense and that in time his innocence
would be proved.
Parnell issued a manifesto declaring
that in all the negotiations with Glad
stone it had been impossible to get him
to' agree that a home rule bill, if he got
into power and passed one, should con-
lain provisions taking the" complete con
trol of the Irish constabulary from the
Imperial parliament and giving it to the
Irish legislature. He declared that he
would resign the Irish leadership if
Gladstone would pledge himself to this.
A committee was sent to Gladstone, but
he gave an evasive reply and Parnell
stood firm. Forty-five members then
withdrew and organized, with Justin
McCarthy as leader, leaving twenty-six
under Parnell, so now there a- e two Irish
parliamentary partlos. McCarthy's party
numbers fifty and Tarnel's thirty-one in
There Is always more or less taint in
the atmosphere and milk ought not to
remain long in any vessel before being
aerated or cooled.
THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE.
Urmauds of the Roll-Tillers and I'lann f ir
The national Farmers' A- At
cala, Fla., Dec. 2.
A resolution was Introduced by W. S.
McAllister of Mississippi denouncing the
Lodge election bill and protesting against
Demlng of Ponnsylania and others
from Illinois and other northern states
opposed tho resolution, declaring that It
would strengthen the assertion of op
ponents of the alliance in Republican
sections that it was a partisan organiza
tion In the interest ot the south, but the
resolution was carried, amid wild en
thusiasm. A resolution was adopted calling for
an amendment to the federal constitu
tion prohibiting lotteries in the United
On Thursday, the 4th, the national
Colored Alliance visited the natlonl
The Citizens' Alliance ot Kansas, rep
resenting merchants, traders, druggists,
etc, asked for a committee of conference
to arrange closer relations between tho
two bodies, an I - uch a commltUM was
Delegates rota t o Now York Work
men's Re'ot ui .utue and Anti-Monopoly
league artci .oi cpresentation.
Colonel Livingston In reply said they
would beet keep their own separate or
ganization, . as at present, but should
fraterniz- more closely and confer more
frequent'y upon measures ot public
policy. He recommended co-operation
and fraternity with other national bodies
out not consolidation.
On Friday resolutions were passHl de
claring the census of farm mortgages
grossly Incorrect, asking that the world's
fair be closed on Sundays and adopting
the St. Louis platform with an amend
ment providing for government control,
or If this Is found Insufficient, ownership
of railroad and telegraph lines, and that
anyJecturer or newspaper organ of th
alliance failing to indorse tho entire
platform shall be excluded from the order.
A report was adopted providing for a
union ot the Alliance, the Farmers!
Mutual Benefit association ad the In
Powderly was present ana made a
6trong speech in favor of a third party.
The national Colored Alliance on Thurs
iay disc issed a resolution condemning
tie aruon ot the white alliance in pass
ing a resolution against the passage of
the Lodge election bill. The memb ra
contended that the white alliance was
out of . sphere when it meddled with
politics. Resolutions wra puul ei
demting the Conger lard bill and indors
ing the pure food bill.
The Connecticut Farmers' League has
adopted resolutions favoring state insur
ance against fire and lightning, choice
of United States senators by electors
chosen for that purpose, and an amend
ment to the federal constitution providing
that landless persons may compel large
andholders to sell them enough land toe
make a living on on easy terms and at
a price not exceeding i:s assessed value
A call has been drawn up tor a national
convention to be held Feb. 23, I33l, for
the formation of a new party to bring
about financial, transportation, land and
Ten California Sites Approved of by Fed
Director Powell has received reports of
surveys ot reservoir sites in California
Ten sites are reported upon. The figures
for eight are available. Bear valley on
north fork of the Stanislaus will cover
343 acres with a dam 1603 feet long.
South Highland on the north fork of the
Stanislaus will cover twenty-two acres
with a dam 800 feet long. Kennedy's
meadows on the middle fork of the Stan
islaus will cover 128 acres with a dam
376 feet long. Kennedy's lake on the
middle fork of the Stanislaus will cover
110 acres with a dam 890 feet long. Lake
Eleanor on the Tuolumne river wUJ cover
1127 acres with a dam 1622 feet long.
Lake Tenaco on the Merced river will
cover 697 acres with a dam 449 feet long.
Little Tosemlte on the Merced river will
cover 862 acres with a dam 1300 feet long.
Tuolumne meadows will cover 1081 acres
with a dam 881 feet long.
Chairman Vandever of the select com
m It Ice on the irrigation of arid lands in
troduced a bill directing the Secretary
of the Interior to cause the arid lands of
the United States to be surveyed and
marked out Into Irrigation districts.
The- lands In these districts will bo
cetled to the states and territories In
which they are situated, subject to cer
tain conditions which are designed to
keep the Irrigation woik and water in
the control of the people of the district
and actual settlers.
Tho waste water of whiter which can
bo saved by means of these reservoirs
will add millions to the possible produc
tion of the valleys Without depriving any
body of a drop of water that could bo
used without them. The next question
Is, will the landowners who can uso the
water build the dams? The general under
stanaing Is that the government only
ascertains what may be done and gtvos
any of its land that may be needed in
A Juatinable Homicide.
Frank Bogard, a married man though
still In his teens, went from James
Karne's ranch on Fancher creek, Fresno
county, to Fresno Dec. 2, leaving Goorge
Hlckey on the rhnch with Mrs. Bogard
and her sister. He got back about 4
o'clock the next morning and found the
womnn sitting up and crying and they
said Hickey had been trying to assault
tho uuinarriod one. Hickey had left the
house when he saw Bogurd come in.
. Bogard and the women remained up
all night and in tho morning Hickey ap
peared and threatened to kill them all.
As he approached the house Bogard met
him with a Winchester rifle and ordered
him three times In succession to halt.
Hickey paid no attention to the order
and Bogard shot and killed him.
1 he California association of tho King's
Daushters was organized in San Fran
cisco Dec. 1. Mrs. G. W. Preseott of
Oakland was elected president. The
association will give an entertainment
the last four days of January .to raise
funds for the establishment of a hospital
for sufferers from Incurable but hot con
Stanford will again push his land loan
Republican agitators are active in Hol
. Isaac Brandenstelu of Ne?7 F'T"-. f t '"J
A rebellion is in progress In the Congo
France decides to maintain the match
naif the town of Brookilold, Kas, has
The czar has forbidden his subjects to
Germany has officially recognized the
Minister Mizner has been recalled from
The native and Spanish on Ponape
Island are at war.
Two persons were burned to death In a
fire In Pitt-burg Dec. 8.
Of the 8000, coal miners In Alabama
6000 are out on strike.
Cyrus H. Field and wife celebrated
their golden wedding Dec. 3.
Incendiaries have been trying to burn
the town of Nashua, N. H.
T. Foulkea, a murderer, was lynched
Dec. 2 at Drake's Branch, Va.
Secretary Proctor wants to tame the
Indians by making soldiers of them.
The Indiau scare rises and falls like
the U h but no blood has been shed.
The St. Mary Magdalene church and
convent at Pittsburg were burned Dec. 4.
Kidnuplng capitalist) in .Cuba and
holding them for ransom still continues.
Rouiualdo Pacheco succeeds Mizner as
minister to the Central American repub
lics. The Hessian fly Is reported to be work
ing in all the Ileitis of Illinois winter
Rich deposits of gold and nickel are
rejKjrtcd in the Stuwlncke valley, Nova
There are 199,872 blind persons In Rus
sia more than iu the whole of w erf em
Albert S. Smith. New York's forger
broker. Is sentenced to seventeen years
A blast furnace at Jollet, III- fell while
being repaired Dec. 4 and eight persons
John S. Clems was frozen to death
while driving from Uonesdale to Alden
ville. Pa- Dec. 1.
- Peopl are starving and suffering for
want of clothing In Kleiti Co., Neb.,
owing to crop failures.
More money was coined in tae United
Suites hist year than ever befoi in the
same length ot time.
Ex-Congressman Isaac H. Jordin fell
down an elevator shaft at Cincinnati
Dec. 3 and was killed.
Mis. Ruth maimers oi tjenterport, N.
Y 7'J years old and a great-grandmother,
has mttrried her gardener.
Six H?rsons perished In" a fire In the
worueu's dormitory of the workhouse at
Neweastle-on-'fyne Dec. 4.
A tauk used in making prussiate of
potassa in CiueiunatU exploded Ddc. 4,
fatally injuring three men.
It is probable that the government will
forbid the t iking of any seals in Alaskan
waters the coming season. .
A passenger train was wrecked at
Jacksonville, 111- Dec. 4 and two men
killed and half a dozen injured.
Ships crossing the Atlantic the first
week in December encountered the most
terrific storm ever known there.
Robbers took Mrs. Caro from her bed
at Sewell, W. Va, Dee. 3, bound and
gagged her and robbed her of $1U00.
The British government is about to
send seed potatoes to Ireland to be sold
on credit to famine-stricken peasants.
Tho British government has sent ten
tons of meal to the starving people of
Clare island, whose potato crop had
December came In with the mercury
below 20 in the north middle and north
eastern slates and the eastern halt ot
Forger Smith of New York remains a
member of Plymouth church while he
serves his seventeen-year sentence in
A bill has been Introduced in Congress
providing for the disarming of the Indians
and making It a crime to sell them arms
The body of a youug girl who had
been murdered and mutilated In Jack the
Ripper style was found in a wood near
Berne, Dec. 3.
The Rittenhouse woolen factory at
Passaic, N. J has failed, with $$J0,000
of liabilities and about the same estim
ated value of assets.
At Williamson, K', Dec. 3, George
Burgess fatally shot Alice McKinley and
barricaded himself in his saloon, where
a sheriff's posse killed him.
The Intercontinental railway commis
sion, which Is to supervise the survey of
proposed railroads through Central and
South America, met in Washington Dec. 4.
Lieutenant-Colonel W. Hope of England,
an authority on ordnance matters, de
clares the Bethlehem (Pa.) plant "the
finest gun and steel producing plant in
Mrs. Nellie Percy, who murdered Mrs.
Hogg and her oh0l on Hampden road
and tried to make the polite believe Jack
the ripper had done it, has been sen
tenced to death.
Surgeon William A Wheeler of the
United States marine hospital at Norfolk,
Va, and his wife grappled with a negro
whom they found In their rooms Deo. 4,
and he slashed thom both terribly with
A robber with a drawn knifo looted a
passenger in a compartment of a rail
road car in the south of France the other
day and jumped from the moving train,
but the curs were stopped and he was
The line-cut department of the Scatten
tobacco works at Detroit was burned
Dec. 3, throwing 600 girls out of work.
Two firemen were killed and two badly
hurt while fighting the fire.
A passenger car was uncoupled and
left at a water tank between Big Sandy
ami Winona, Tex, Deo. 1, and one man
robbed ono passenger of $10 and got into
a fight with a Mr. Gerhart and shot him.
The robber then ran away.
Many Syrian silk weavers and decora
tive craftsmen are cominsr to Amaricato
establish a colony, probably in Phila
delphia. A wealthy syndicate is pro
moting the movement and will have an
extensive exhibit of their handiwork at
tho world's fair.
President John M. Egan of the Chicago
St. Paul and Kansas City railroad, gen
eral Freight Agent Thomas Miller of
the Chicago. Burlington and Quincy, and
general Freight Agent J. M. John of the
Rock Island and Paclflo have been in
dicted by the federal grand jury in
Chicago for giving rebates.
Severe frosts and snows are reported
on the shores of the Mediterranean,
something unknown for twenty years.
Very severe snowstorms are reported in
Spain and the Pyrenees are Impassable.
German rivers are full of drift Ice. Eight
persons were drowned at Barmen. The
damage at Elberfeld, Barmen and Posen
is estimated at 3,000,000 marks.
Two men entered the office of the
Allerton packing company at Chicago
Dec. 2, held a revolver at the cashier's
head and compelled him to empty the
cash drawer into a sack whioh they held,
went out, barred the door on the out
side and disappeared before an alarm
could be raised.
Sixteen students In Queen's college,
Oxford, recently celebrated a mock high
mass, being costumed for the occasion,
and compelled many fellow students to
leave their rooms in their night attire
and partake ot the whisky and buscuits
used on the occasion. Oi.e student, who
had escaped their notice, was then taken
from bed, stripped of his nightdress, tied
to a post in the grounds and left there
naked and shivering till morning.
WIT AND' HUMOR.
Flie started the flro with kerosene,
blew up and iiaau't since benzine.
Kow let the women do our work.
And h i us c ok the hash.
For dow tl.ey wecrour .aundrled shirt.
And wc e wear theli sasb.
Auli land Press.
irives two parties the
pretty stale and biUer loaL
Things said softly behind a fan may
raise a great breeze. New Orleans
Earth has no frreater joy than the
discovery of a quarter in a cast-off
Every mother owns the best boy
the worst one belongs next door every
time. Texas Silings.
We suppose a nose may be said to be
broke when it hasn't trot a scent.
A. true word Is often spoken In jest;
but we always like it'to be about some
other fellow. Puck.
You can't teach an old .dog new
tricks, but you can buy a new dog.-
Terre Haute Express.
Of one thing nobody can truthfully
say it -isu't in it." That is the letter
L Philadelphia Press.
An old maid asks: If whatever is is
right, how does it happen that I'm
left? Binghamton Leader.
Economy is wealth; but it is a kind
of wealth' that the rich man finds it
hard to transfer to his son. Puck.
Owing to the failure of the apple
crop even sweet cider will be hard to
get this year. Cincinnati Enquirer.
The tramp begging bread at a board
ing house is open and above board in
his statements. Xcio Orleans Picayune,
Time is the essence of "all contracts,
except when you endeavor to contract
for a suit of clothes ou time. Jewelers'
The difference between a chef and a
cook is that one is paid a salary and
the other has to sue for her wages.
Eimira Gazette. - , - -
Customer Seems to me that razor
is rather dnll." Barber "Monght be,
sah. It was to a pahty las' niht,
sab." -V. Y. Weekly. V
She "I didn't think youd dare to
kiss me! ' lie -There" was a rood
deal of danger about it, sol I thongbt
we'd better face it together." -LifeT
Civilization lias made marvelocs
strides. Ananias wouldn't have been
a patch on the nineteenth century
campaign liar a troupers Philadelphia
-I thought rnanr a time when I used
to go see my ff?ff she was sweet enough
to eat." "And why didu't you eat
her?'' -She soured" on me." Phila
Poet, who is reading his verses to a
friend -Ah! my words seem to touch
you. You are shedding tears!" "Jio,
only wiping off the perspiration."-,
"I don't go with her anr moref
-How's that?" -I popped "the ques
tion to her coming np on the steamer
from Cape Mar, brit she threw me
over. PliiladJphvi Times.
Does Mrs. Weeds moorn her hus
band sincerely?" asked Mrs. Wing.
Iudee1 she "does," was the reply.
She hasn't anybody but the iceman
now to scold." SonurvilU Journal.
Wibble -There goes a man that
makes his living off other people's bad
habits." Wabble "Keeps a saloon,
does he?"' Wibble -No; he deals in
second-hand clothes." Terre Haute
Stranger---Where dq the High
minds reside? They are one of the old
families of this city, I believe." Mrs.
Forundred "They used to be, bnt Mr.
Highmiud failed last year." V. T.
.-l"irst Rector -Is your congregation
going lo raise vour salarv this coming
year? ' Second Hector "Well, I don't
know; they haveu't finished raising my
last year's salary yeL" Smith, Gray
Jb Co.'s Monthly.
"Do you know what Bismarck's
scheme of the progress of creation is?"
asked the major. "No. Wiiat is it?"
asked the judge. -First there was the
Creator, then germs, next Germans."
If Lot's wife had never looked back
to Sodom and tbe other burning city.
Lot would never hare been a widower.
People never seem to think of it in this
way; they always trot out the pillar of
Kaiser William "There is but one
man who can rnn this empire prop
erly.',' Caprivi "Sire, vou flatter
me." K. W. "O, I don't" mean yon.
I mean the average American editor."
Wick wire "How much did your
vacation cost this year?" Yabsfev
-Not a ccnL I fell "away so much that
I shall save all my expenses by not
having to buy any uew flannel shirts."
Terre llaute Express.
Tommy "Pop, what is meant by
mean time?'" Mr. Ponsonby "That's
the sort of lime a man has when he
endeavors to prove to his wife that
summering two weeks in August mean
bankruptcy." Jewelers' Circular.
Cottager "I ordered two dozen
eggs yesterday, Mr. Crackers, and
paid for them, and you only . sent
twenty." Mr. Crackers "Wa-aL you
see. four of 'ein was bad. an' I knovved
you wouldn't keer for 'em." l"uck,
-Now." said the maternal oyster,
"you cuddle down ami keep ont of the
way when these dredgers go to work.
There's a dreadful penalty awaiting
you if you don't." "What is it?
Solitary confinement in a stew."
Washington Post. -
Doctor (to patient) "I do not wish
to frighten you, but if vou have no
objection I'd like to call fn a couole of
my brother physiehins." Irascible
Patient -All right! If you need any
assistance in murdering me call in
your accomplices." 2'exus Siflings.
City Dame (lookiug foe country
board) -Do you object to children?"
Mrs. Hayseed -That depiuda, mum."
City Dame "Depends on the sort ot
children thev are, I suppose? ' Mrs.
Hayseed -o'm. Dcpinds on the
sort of mothers they has." Good News,
"I am glad to see yon coming to
church again regularly' remarked Dr;
Choker. "Yes. I ha d" to." replied Mo
Watty; "the sinuer 'wild lives next
door to me has got to practicing on the
cornet on Sunday morning, and I can't
get a wink of sleep if I stay at home."
In the riding school; "Softly, ri-cruit-
Don't twist that horse about so!
You are not in a ball room, and a
horse belonging to the govei-nenl I
would have you to know, is no lady,
that you caji ba&Olg so carelessly and
turn ubout for your own pleasure!"
Flicgende Blatter. - -
Emiueut Orchestra Leader "Yot?
You nod care for' dot Sherman classic
moosic?" American KJcker "No, I
don't. 1 think it's abominably poky
and tiresome.." Eminent Orchestra
Leader "Shpnsf-you drink Tif teen or
dweuty glasses off'peer nnd yon eojoy
dot moosic." Puck. -t
Mtulge -What an aggravating habit
Wickwire has of answering a question
by asking another one." Yabstey "I
never noticed it." Mndge "Now, for
instance, last night I a sled him if he
would lend me 5. He didn't gay
whether he would or not, bnt asked
me if I took him for s darned fooL" -Terre
George," said the railroad magnate,
"we all think a great deal of yon and
we like to have you visit Susan every
night when you can. We like to have
you ntay as late as convenient, too,
but rfouietiines when it 'gels to be 2
O'clock, and yon still decline to break
away, I wish yon bad been fitted oat
like my new locomoti ves with aa im
proved spark arster." N. T. Herald.
The Petticoat Must Go.
The newest thing in petticoats Is bo
petticoat at all. This assertion may
tax credulity, bnt it is a fact, a fashion
able fact perhaps, but nevertheless a
facL It is hard to believe that woman
would ever outlive her love for the tine
cambric skirts with their cluster tncks,
open insertions and Swiis embroidered
ruffles, but she has. and, more than
that, she scorns tbe lace-edge French
skirt and wonld not give SO cents for
the finest convent-made flannel skirt
in stock. At first it seemed positively
shocking to lay aside that most femi
nine and really beautiful garment, btit
the fashionable modiste began the
crusade, declared that she could not
fit a dress nicely over the crathered
cotton nnderwear and ordered it off.
The tyrant was obeyed, bnt not ' sur
prised for did she not eliminate the car
row skirted, round-shouldered chemi3s
and the lozenge-shaped corset cover?
It is no betrayal of confidence to say
that this onslaught of nnderwear had
its origin on the stage. No society
actress or artiste goes through a part
in the regulation nnderwear for the
reason that her freedom wonld be re
stricted. She could not get' around
in ruffled dimity, nor disport herself
with any sort of grace in starched
cambric The dressmaker who fits
a stage dress over stays, stockings
and . tights ' ery soon " learns how
superior the result is compared to tbe
gown made orer gathers, strings,
bands or yokes. One is perfectly
smooth, the other can not be kept from
wrinkling, jt has coraTr"D6;ro.'
when tbe ruodiste will, refuse to fit a
skirt over a petticoat, and that ends aU
argument. She does not presume to
say that inadame shall not wear what
she likes, bnt -I will not try to tit yon
unless you dress as I dictate.' When
the costume is finished yon may do with
it what yon please."
Skirts hang better and bodices t "
nicer the less there is under them, and
in warm weather when the dress is J
made over a lining there is really bo f
necessity for underskirts. With the f
tailor-made" suit, silk lined, there .U t r
finffimanf iv.rmtk .14 t c ' f .
new arrangement is an adva'nds in the
right direction. Woman " neeU fewer
clothes for house wear and more wraps
or outer garments for the street I
This desire for smoothly fittingskirts
and ceaseless basques means rebellion
against the baggy, divided skirts;
which will never be adopted by women
who follow the styles. .V. Y. World.
A Physician's Fantasy. -
There is a Terc well-known physician
in town who believes in the tranBrQi-
gration of sonls. His theories, in fact, :
are not nnlike those of.J the bnddbist, ;
who believes that his sonl has climbed s
to its present estate through successive f.
dwellings in ti;e bodies of brutes. Tl-
doctor is convinced that during his -f
last incarnation ho was a cat. Thereat
fore he pays his resects to cats a
every manner possible. His house is v
the asylum of strays." He binds op
their wounds, he restores their coats,
he feeds and pets them and be has
them by dozens. When the house be-
comes overrun he will consent to let
"good and reliable" families take some
of his pets. In addition to these ca
fortn nates the doctor has some aristo
cratic cats cats with a pedigree.
These are marvels of beauty and of ...
pride, varying in color from tho one
of ebony coatTto the lithe maltese and
the tortoise shell, whose mew ismnsic&l
above all others. s ,
The scarf pins of the physiciarc---,
cats made out of moo n s trrrT" s 53. te
with ruby or topaz eyes. His cuflTbut
tons are cats, and a sort of convention
alized cat presides over his stamp in
the blank leaves of his library books.
It is. indeed, ids coat of arms, and
silver and china both bear it. But the
crowning curiosity is the enormons
Persian cat. which, stuffed sh- in a
niche in the hall to remind thp dnctnr of
a perished pet. It is but. lair to sijf
that this admiration for cats isnrr af
fectation on the part of the physician, -who
is a very sincere and simpic man,
but is really the result of a deep cvn-
viction. lie has a theory concern ; n 5 ,
each of his friends, and the animals '
wiiien ne considers tne -ancestors of
their souls are not always those whicr
Would be chosen if one bad an oppot
tunity of choosing. But it is admitted
even by those who have been treated
in the roost unflattering manner, that v "
the observations of, the doctor have -point,
and that the resemblances he
sees are striking, and, once poised, .
out, are destined "to haunt the braia '
even of the skeptic Exchange,
Has the Spn Moved?
An East Machias lady, hav T -:" .,
In onr paper a Farming - . -
ox nis nouse that it never t
fore, writes us of a siroittr-
observation. ' "My father's hoVse. she
says, "faces the southeast. . Exactly
opposite the front window Q tJs sit
ting room are two doof, a kitchen
door and a closet door. When I was
a child,, in the shortejrf dxr as tbe sun
arose it came, sqiiapeir into the room,
shining ou th ktfehen door from the
Window opposite' that door. Now.-
the shortest jKys, when the sun nV
it sliiues fro,g, ihe window opposite th
kitchen uVr on the closet door, that iS
oppsifplhe other wiudow." Ttie lad
is posjre as to this change, and tU'a'
tkesun must have moved north"
tte earth have changed its re
jjJosition. Who will explain ? Li.' . :
Journal. - ., : -
There was discor
living in the suburbs of N
had not been "up-towa'-:
The place where she oo
then far out in the connf