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About The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 6, 1891)
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LEBANON, OltEQON, FKIDAY, FEDItUAKY 0. 1891.
Druggist and Apothecary,
Pure Drugs and Medicines, Paints, Oil, Glass,
STATIONERY, FINE PERFUMERY, BRUSHES AND COMBS,
CIGARS AND FANCY TOILET ARTICLES.
MAIN ST. LEBANON, ORG.
PRESCRIPTIONS ACCURATELY COMPOUNDED.
EAST A2W SOUTH
Southern Pacific Route.
THK MOUNT SHASTA EOITK.
EXPBKSS TAD UCaVS fOBTLASD DAILY.
f P. . j l.v
10r23 P.5t. I Lv
10:1ft A.M. I Ar
Portland Ar I 9:S A. M.
Albany Ar I A. M.
San Franotswo Lv 9:00 P. M.
A tore trains stivp onlv at the tallowing stations
north t Koebtirg. EwM Portland, Oregon City,
WHH!bum. Salem, Albany, Tangont, hhixida.
Mni-wy, Harrlsburg-, Junction clijr, Irving ami
Roaebartc Mail Dally.
'8:00 A. Jt. Lv Portland Ar I 4 sX) P. X.
12 P. m. l.v Albany Ar) VJ K.
t :40 T. M. Ar K'H-W ,.1'LL? 'L!-:
Albany Local lUy (Eaeept Sonday.)
ft P. M. 1 1-v Portland ! Ar 9aW A. M.
I Ar Albany Lv j .-00 a. M
Local raasenger Train. Dally Kxe.pt
8 -.So p. X. Tv Albany Ar I :25 . J.
S -a p. M. I Ar : Lebanon Lv B:t A. u.
T-30 a. x. I Lv Albany Ar i P. M.
S ria A. Jt, Air Ufbanon Lv 3 HO P. at.
TTTT.T.r aim BUFFET SLEEPERS.
Tourist Sleeping Car
For accommodation of Second Class Passengers,
attaced to Express trains.
WKST B11B DIVISION.
BETWEEN PORTLAND AND CORVAU.IS.
Mall Train Daily (Kacept Sunday.)
1 :.V . M.
H :10 P. M.
Ar Strop. K.
Lv I 14 P M.
At Albany and Corvallls connect with trains of
Oregon Paoific Railroad.
Expra Train Dally Eseept Sanday.)
:2S P. M.
Ar 1 8 -JO , K.
Lv J Sr4S . St.
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Vor tiei and tall lnformaun regarding
rate, maps, etc., call on Co s a-nt at lbanon
Manager. Asst. O. F. P. Agt
w . II Mint. Vjt .n, Rtttltll
DR. C. H. DUCKETT,
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J. K. weatHerford,
ATTORNEY- AT - LAW.
Office over First National Bank.
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W. R. P1LYEU,
ATTORNEY- AT- LAW.
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Graemes and Provisions.
Tobacco and Cigars,
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
Queensware and Glassware, Lamps and
- " , Lamp Fixtures.
PAY CASH FOR EGGS.
Mala Street, Ibanovj, Oregon
3. t 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. ELLEN BERGER, Prop.
Fbesh & Salted Beef, Pork,' Mut
ton, Sausage, Bologna & Ham.
BACOSaXD LAED ALWAYS OS HAND
' , - ISalm Street, Iebaxxm; Org.
11. L. McCLURE
(inrmor to C. H. Harmon.)
Barber : and : Hair
Sharing. Haircutting and Shampoo
ing in the latest and boat style. Six-c-ial
attention paid to dressing Ladies'
hair. Your patronage respectfully so
licited. I. 11. liORUM.
A Good Shave, Shampoo, Hair
Cut, Cleaned or Dressed.
Hot and Cold Oaths at all Hours,
Children Kindly treated. Call and sea me.
A three-cent street-ear fare bill has
been introduced in the legislature.
The assembly has passed a bill mak
ing it a felony lor lawyers to advertise
for divorce business.
The stables of William Rackerby
and James Cain, in Chico Vecino, were
totally destroyed, with their contents,
by fire Jan. 21. In Raekerby's barn
were stored groceries to the amount
of $3200, upon which there was an in
surance of $2250. There is no clew to
t le origin of the fire.
E. I. Smith's barn and eight horses
were burned Jan. 21, presumably by a
fire started by tramps.
George Wilson of Chico is under
bonds for an attempt to murder his
EL DORADO COCKTY.
George Palmer fell 600 feet in the
Church mine Jan. 22 and was killed.
The four abstract companies of
Fresno have combined and incorpor
ated. An unknown German about 25 years
old blew his brains out in the Fresno
courthouse square Jan. 20.
The Kaweah colonists are likely to
lose all their improvements, having
settled on land not open for settle
The coal vein that is being exlored
in Hound valley, Mendocino county, is
now known to extend uninterruptedly
to Rainbow ridge, near the coast in
Humboldt county, and has been traced
several miles by the county surveyor
S. C. Graham, an oil man from Ven
tura, has leased 2000 acres of land in
the soutnern part of the county for a
rental of one-tenth of all the oil he
Haggin & Carr have filed abandon
ments of entrie on 14,000 acres of
desert land and entered the .same .with
Valentine scrip. ,;
LOS ANGELES COUNTV.
The Los Angeles cable railway com
pany i3 bankrupt.
The supervisors have orderecf suit
brought for the Soutnern Pacific's
taxes levied in 1887.
William Strang of Pasadena has
been fined $25 for failure to provide
suitable medical treatment for his
eleven-year-old son. He and his wife
believe in the doctrine of divine heal
ing, and when the boy's arm was
broken they contented themselves
with praying over it, which did not,
however have the desired effect.
A strike of rock 1400 pounds of which
carried $10,000 in gold is reported at
the Ulack Hart mine.
Louis Fassannelli was fatally scalded
Jan. 19 by stepping into a cauldron of
pomace up to his waist in tne uaiiior
nia Pomace company's works, of which
ie was manager.
John Wacrner was burninc brush
near Anaheim Jan. 20 when he was
caught in the names and horribly
burned about the head and hands.
Five persons who attended a dance
near Auburn were nearly killed by
eating pie which had been treated
with strychnine. The fiend who did
the work overdid it, for the pie was so
bitter with poison that it was uneat
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY.
Dr. W. E. Scott or Ontario wTas
found dead in bed at his home Jan. 20,
having committed suicide by cutting
David Patterson, superintendent of
construction of a cement ditch for the
insane asvlum at Highlands, was shot
through the left lung Jan. 19 by Rob
ert Erret, whom he had discharged,
because he refused to pay him his
wages until Feb. 10, which would be
the regular pay day. t
6AN DIEGO COUNTY.
S. Phillips has gone fo Saa Quentin
prison for two years tfr passing bogus
checks, .ki-.- y
M. D. Hamil" -mty treas
urer, is fwmoi ...
W. Foote shot and killed J. W. Mo-
Klnzlu at Teal's station Jan. 19. Footo
was hunting on lands of the Tulo Boll
club and McKinzie, who was employed
by the club to watch the property,
ordered him off and drew-a pistol.
when Foote shot him.
The latest Vacaville incorporation
project contemplates the Incorpora
tion of the entire township.
A razor wns tiikcn from Tiriiiriyv. the
condemned murderer in tho county
Jail, the other day, and other prisoners
have In-en found in possession of sev
eral deadly weapons of late.
A ririnf. tiAtvif1 RltMiionn fiiifr,tlttrv
frm HHcfit'ft ritMcita... lit, hi tlinmt
Jan. 22 but was discovered in time to
save his life, temporarily at least
- TULARE COt'JfTY.
Glolie has been mnde a postofflce
with James W. Bursoll postmaster.
Burtrlars cot eierhteen pocket knives
and six razors from the Grangers'
store at Visalla Jan. 21.
Ooorere Eastwood, a respected citizen
of Venture, has loen sent to the In
sane asylum at Agnews.
A. J. Griffith has gone to the state
prison for three yenra for grand
Three thousand dollars has been
subscribed to build a road Into Cuy
C. Ti. Taylor, whose father resides
in San Francisco. and who has been
working on a fruit ranch, ended a
spree by blowing his brains out at
winters Jan. 22.
The till of the Empire restaurant at
Marysville was robbed of $10 Jan. 20
and George Willis, a waiter, was ar
rested with some of the stolon money
in his pocket.
Two burglars, scared from their
work in Marysville Jan. 21, ran, but
were caught by a policeman. Bur
glaries have been numerous there of
Senator E. A. Davis has been ap
pointed judge of the superior eotirt to
succeed the late Judge Keyser.
ALAMEDA COUNTT. "j T.;..
A jury awarded Miss A. de Moldrnp
of Oakland $4500 damages for the bite
of E. A, Cohen's tlog.
Special Policeman A. J. Boss has
leon fined $50 for assault in er one Dris-
eoll in a saloon in a dispute' over who
snouiii pay ror a tiriiiK oi branny
which Boss took in a salxn after th
hour when it was Boss' duty to see
that the saloon was closed. V;."-
Florence Blvthe. the heiress, and
Grandpa Terry were thrown from a
buggy by a runaway horse near Han
Rafael Jan. 22 and the old gentleman
was considerably bruised.
The Southern Pacific has contracted
with the government for $51 a head
to take all Chinamen ordered deported
from Seattle or Tacoma and laud
them in China. .
The order for the abandonment of
Fort Lowell has been susiended.
Arthur Drap, a storekeeper on Cattle
creek, shot and killed a 'Mexieau
whom another man was holding Jan.
21. ' . , t .
BRITISH COLUMBIA. . - .
The Canadian Pacific's new steamer
Empress of India, which Is to run
between Vancouver and Japan, made
nineteen and one-half knots on her
The steamer Eaton had'a hole stove
In her by a Collision with the City of
Pueblo in anaimo harbor Jan. 22.
A cargo of guns for the Victoria
navy yard was received Jan. 22.
A new company, organized in New
York, will, it is expected, own the An-
aconua mine hereaiter.
Two robbers attacked a gang of
gamblers in a tent at McCartliysville,
on the Great Northern extension,
killed two and wounded three and es
While B. L. Gartin. a brakeman.
was jumping from one car to another
at Halbrone Jan. 20 the train broke In
two and he fell between the sections
and was run over and killed.
"- The1 sale of liquor in the capitol
building during the session of the
legislature has been prohibited.
Ore is reported in the Old Abe mine
at White Oaks that is one-half gold.
A "murderer, a horse thief and two
other prisoners tunneled under the
adobe walls of the jail at Las Lunas
Jan. 19 and escaped.
William Brackett, receiving clerk,
and L. Sophie and C. Zeller, his
assistants, for the Western Union tel
egraph company at Portland, have
been arrested for robbing the cash
Sandy Olds, the gambler who mur
dered .fc.mil v e be r, another gambler.
at Portland for giving information to
the police and has been tried three
times and twice sentenced to death,
has got a change of veuue to Wash
ington county for his fourth trial.
Snow has stopped work at the Blue
Billy Lang, alias Jones, who escaped
in Oakland while on the way to San
Quentin to serve a twelve-year term
for burglary, has been caught in Port
land. The fight for possession of the Evan
gelical church at Sweethome has re
sulted in the arrest of one minister
and several laymen for keeping the
opposing faction out with guns.
Frank W. Dietz, a railroad con
ductor, was clubbed and knocked
senseless on the street at Portland
Jan. 18, but was not robbed, and the
cause of the assault is unknown.
The proprietor of the Jacksonville
Times has been fined $25 for advertis
ing a lottery.
A large number of sufferers by the
lake Labish disaster will sue the rail
Malachi W. Dillon, a saloonkeeper
and gambler, shot George Mitchell
dead for refusing to drink with him
in an Ogden saloon Jan. 20 and was
The decomposed body of a man was
foundin a trunk at Smith Cove Jan. 22.
After a sharp contest Watson C.
Sqnire was elected to the federal
Sacramento, Jan. 22.
Tho young wife who expects to do
her own work can make a great saving
In each (lay's labor for years that are
to come If, la making choice of her
first furniture, and In all additions to
that choice, she takes Into considera
tion the fact that she will have to dust
and wipe with damp cloths each arti
cle from time to time, especially If she
lives on this dusty coast, and makes
selections accordingly. There are
many Ptyles of furniture which in
clude In their ornamentation hand
some carvings with deep creases or
veneerlngs of scrool-saw work that It
Is almost Impossible to keep clean,
though many hours are spent In the
effort weekly. It Is not necessary to
buy those to have handsome f uralture.
Styles sufficiently ornate can be
selected which have no dep creases
nor difficult angles for the housewife
to reach, and very few who have never
tried it have any adequate compre
hension of tho amount of lalnir they
may save themselves by paying heed
to this simple matter without sacrific
ing a particle of beauty and finished
ness in the appearance of their homes.
If the young husband has any In
genuity at all about him and Is In
dustriously Inclined he can save many
a dollar by buying a few simple tools
and making a good many articles of
furniture himself. Myself and hus
band began our housekeeping days
on a farm. We had not much of this
world's wealth but were, of course,
full of faith In our strong arms and
healthy bodies. I had heljed my
mother do the housework since I was
old enough and had acquired an In
tense dislike for the creases and crev- j
lce9 and angles that had cost many !
an hour of weary toil In keeping the
furniture clean. When we went to
the furniture store I said : "The first
and most important aim, to which I
am ready to sacrifice everything else,
la to get something that can 1m easily
kept clean." Though the house on
the farm where we legan life was a
large one we did not fill it with furni
ture. We pot a comfortable set for
the kitchen and dining-room ami one
bedroom set. My husband said he
could make" a bedroom set that we
could use and the one we were buying
would then do for the "spare bed
room," and we could fit up a cosy
front parlor later on. For the present
that, must remain closed. He had
bought the farm for half cash, and it
had required close calculation on our
part to stock it and furnish the house
without getting In debt. We had
enough money left to have furnished
that front parlor quite handsomely,
but my husband said : " We can get
along without that for a while. If we
furnish it we will have to run a bill at
the village store for the necessaries of
life until we have something to sell.
We can get our goods cheaper for cash
and that will save us many a dollar in
the year." I reluctantly consented,
and gave up the present realization
of the cosy little parlor I had been
picturing to myself. I am glad I did,
for we had a dry year and our little
hoard of coin carried us through and
saved our sacrificing any of the stock
which my husband had selected with
so much care and the Increase from
which has paid the last dollar for the
dear old homestead.
My husband bought a few carjenter
tools saws, planes, bits, etc., 'and a
load of clear redwood lumber. The
tools he said he would need in keeping
buildings, fences and Implements in
repair. The boards were damp as
they came from the yard, but they
were stored away near the roof of the
stable and In a couple of months of
summer weather were as dry as so
much tinder and my husband, who
had never been a carpenter, much less
a cabinet maker, began the presump
tuous task of making a bedstead, all
of redwood. He sawed and planed
and hammered during odd moments,
and I nagged him about the " homely
redwood rattletrap" he would have
and told him he might keep it in the
barn I would not tolerate the thing
in the house.
He had it In shape at last, and I had
to confess, as it stood there by his
bench, smooth, close - jointed and
sandpapered, that it was a very fair-
looking piece of carpenter work, but
still I insisted we could not have a
plain redwood bedstead in the house,
He said nothing but produced a bottle
.abeled "mahogany stain." This
was like a red dye, apparently mixed
with water, containing no oil, and he
poured some out in a bowl and applied
it with a paint brush. The effect was
marvelous I The grain of the red
wood, which I had not noticed before.
stood out aa if painted in colore, but
with a perfection no painter could im
itate. The dye sank deep Into the
softer parts and made them dark
almost black while the harder por
tion of the grain absorbed but little
color and remained light in shade. It
was dry almost as soon as it was laid
on, and my husband went over it with
very light sandpaper and left it till
next day. Then he went over it with
linseed oil, laid on, as before, with a
brush, and it looked rather dull and I
was somewhat disappointed. Still
another day, and he produced another
bottle, labeled " orange shellac," and
he applied the contents of this with a
piece of cloth, rubbing it rapidly, but
it dried so quickly that there were
ridges and creases and marks of the
cloth in it when he got through. With
a bottle or alconol in one hand and a
cloth in the other he went over the
work again, moistening the cloth with
alcohol and lightly rubbing the creases
and rough spots, and they melted
down under the alcohol as a rough
piece of sealing-wax will melt down In
It was beautiful. I danced around
it in Joy, and said: "George, I said
you should never put that In our
room, and you shan't. It's too beauti
ful. Put it In the spare room. We
couldn't buy a handsomer piece of
furniture If we wore as rich as Stan
ford." He kept it In the barn several
days longer, while he put on three
successive coats of varnish, and then
he brought Into the house the hand
somest piece of furniture 1 had ever
seen, and one of the easiest b take care
of. It was not plain by any means.
It was ornatnentod with veneer panels
of redwood In Its natural color, ehf 1
lacked and varnished without stain,
and glued on. Theso were cut in fan
ciful shapes, but there were no sharp
curves to hold the dust. They were
all beveled at the edges, and the dusting-cloth
reaches every part of them
In course of time George finished
up washstand, bureau and other ar
ticles for our best ledroom, though
we bought chairs and a lounge. These
were of stained birch and matched
the redwood well.
We learned several things after
ward, one of which was that the stain.
In the course of years, fades, and the
brilliant dark and even black shad
ings modify under the influence of
light. We stained some articles with
oil stains and they look nice, but they
have not the brilliant markings that
so enchanted me when George made
that first bedstead. He has made a
set in the natural wood, without color,
that I consider the prettiest in the
house now. But one' advantage all
these home-made articles have there
are none of those hated creases and
coils and notches. Thev are all easily
kept clean. " Mrs. S. L. Berry.
Interest and Investment In fertilizers
for horticultural uses are just legin
nlng in California, and it Is exceed
ingly Important that they should start
aright. Already certain things hare
transpired which Indicate that the use
and trade In fertilizers are not open
ing in this way. There has been com
plaint from many who have purchased
small lots for trial that no satisfactory
results have been realized. They have
not been able to see that the money
they expended In this direction did
them any good. Others who have
made similar purchases have noticed
notable improvement in their trees
and fruit and have purchased more
and more freely. Of course this difTer
ciin) in experience may le due to
several different conditions and may
not necessarily Indicate that the
material applied was worthless, but In
some cases this Is no- doubt the true
explanation of the disapolntment.
Fertilizers which are really worth
less may sometimes Ins sold through
Ignorance, not alone of the purchaser
but of the seller. We grant this docs
not often occur, and In most cases
worthless stuff Is sold with the full
knowledge of the manufacturer that
he Is not giving value for the money
ho receives. There was an enterprise
begun in this state some years ago
which ingeniously proposed to sell
farmers ground limestone at so much
a ton, and a pamphlet was prepared
setting forth the many values of lime
in the production of crops. This was
so simple a delusion that we attributed
it to the ignorance of the projector of
tho enterprise, rather than his inten
tion to perpetrate a swindle. The
whole matter was dropped when some
one Becured a statement rrom 1'ror.
Hilgard that ground limestone was of
no appreciable value as a fertilizer.
Another case has more recently come
to light. Some farmer in southern
California sent to the university a
sample of a carload of bono fertilizer
which had been sent him from some
dealer in San Francisco. The stuff
was simply disintegrated shells taken
probably from inland deposit. This
was apparent to the eye, for the ship
per had taken no pains to disguise its
character. An analysis showed that
it was almost totally deficient in avail
able fertilizing matters and that its
actual worth was considerably loss
than the cost of freighting it, not to
speak of the dealer's charge for it. It
has been known for years that material
sold as bonemeal and bone fertilizer
by some parties in this city has been
largely adulterated with such shell
material and thus debased, but this is
a case in which the adulteration was
sold pure, so to speak. No doubt Prof.
Hilgard's reply to the party who sent
him the sample will prevent the sale
of more of that st uff as a bone manure.
The fact of the matter is, that in fer
tilizers as in many other things the
time has come when we must learn
wisdom from the older states. These
states have laws governing the sale of
fertilizers. They provide that any
farmer may take a samplo of what Is
sold him and send it for analysis to
the experiment station or other recog
nized authority and secure a statement
of its value. They also provide that
dealers in fertilizers must furnish an
alyses of the material they offer and
provide penalties for selling material
not up to these analyses. There are
also other provisions which comprise
what Is known in all the older states
as "fertilizer control." This is what
we must arrive at in this state, and the
first step is the enactment of a fertil
izer law and provision for its execu
tion. When this is done we shall hear
less or such outrageous things as are
now coming to light in the fertilizer
business in this state. Rural Press,
J. R. Metcalf,- member of the house
of representatives from Stevens county
says ne vas paia yjjuo py itarry A.
uiaric oi apoKane i aiis to vote ror v
H. Calkins for United States senator
Calkins denies th3harge. ;
The C hilean Kebellion.
It Is difficult to get reliable Informa
tion of tho exact status of affairs in
Chile, the government exercising a
rigid censorship over all means of
communication. The trouble origin
ated in a contest between the presi
dent ( Balmaceda) and congress, and
at the last session the last-named
body refused to vote any funds for
carrying on the government unless
Bulmaceda would comply with Its de
sires. He would not yield and con
gress adjourned without voting sup
plhs. This paralyzed tne government,
though Balniaeeda continued to col
lect and appropriate customs dues at
some of the more important ports. A
ortion of the navy rebelled and has
blockaded the ports to cut off this
revenue. The outbreak Is certainly
of greater magnitude than Is admitted
hi the dispatches received by Chilean
representatives abroad, for while these
declare that only three ships of the
navy had revolted, and these only In
sympathy with a captain who had
been punished for a breach of discip
line, the fact that ports are blockaded
shows that the rest of the navy sym
pathizes with the movement. Private
adveios, transmitted with much difil
eulty, indicate that the Insurgents
have a strong force on land, have cap
tured the city of Pisagtia ami have
placed Balmaceda and his supporters
In great danger.
A Horrible JOhlli.t Crime.
A peasant gathering wood in the
forest on the outskirts of the village
of Sbornon, Keiv, Russia, heard sounds
like the wrenching of a body against
a tree. After a wearisome search he
found in a secluded gulch a naked
man bound fast to a sapling. He had
been half stripied of flesh and muscle,
and a wooden gag prevented all pos
sibility of his shouting or calling out
Wooden spits had been thrust Into
his eyes and the trunk was horribly
mutilated. On his breast hung a
placard with these words: "Behold
the punishment of a spy on the liber
ators of Russia. The police whom
the peasant summoned found the
naked man still alive, biK too near
death to tell about the assault on him.
Two hours later be died.
It was subsequently learned that he
was a captain of the secret police.
The men who took his life have con
cealed every clew to their identity but
are believed to be nihilists.
Madame Kartschoff, a rich Moscow
woman, was strangled to death in her
led and the bed fired by somebody
who escaped and left no clew, and as
none of the valuables In her room
were touched this crime, ton, is laid
to the nihilists.
ratal Cold Weather.
During the two weeks ending Jan.
21, when a thaw began, England and
all Europe puffered from the coldest
weather known within a generation.
Streams and harbors froze up that had
never been known to freeze up before.
Trains were snowed up and men and
animals froze to death in the streets
and on country roads in England,
France, Germany, Austria and othe
European countries. The authorities
of Taris kept hundreds of fires burn
ing in the streets, where swarms of
freezing paupers crowded around
tho blazing heaps to save their lives.
It is believed that damage was done in
the olive-growing districts of France
and Italy that it will take many years
to repair, the trees having probably
been killed or so injured that they
can hardly recover their vigor.
On the 21st warmer weather came,
with copious rains, and great damage
was done by the consequent floods.
Co-operative Cooking Fails.
The experiment of co-operative
oxking, which was to do away with
troublesome cooks and all the drudg
ery of the kitchen, was tried in Evans-
ton, 111., 250 persons being served with
hot meals from one model kitchen,
under the supervision of an expert
cook. The meals were carried to the
homes of the subscribers in a number
of handsome wagons and were pro
nounced excellent, but the expense
proved to be too great and the Co-operative
failed Jan. 20 and closed its kitchen
door. The kitchen girl is voted
cheaper, and her service, with all its
defects superior to anything that can
be achieved on the co-operative plan.
A Deacon eaaea Home.
The Methodists met in San Fran
cisco Jan. 20. It was a union gather
ing, representing nearly all of the
leading Methodist churches in San
Francisco, Oakland and Alameda, to
organize a " Deaconesses' Home " to be
composed of ladymembers of the con
gregations and perform, personally.
out-of-door home missionary labor,
It is to be to Protestants what the Sis
ters of Charity are to Catholics. The
urgent need of its establishment in
San Francisco, where there are forty
times as many drinking saloons and
brothels as churches, is great. It is
to be a society of true Christian ladies
who will be willing to leave their
homes and minister to the sick and
the destitute in houses and hospitals.
Alameda, Grace, Central, Simpson
Memorial and the Howard-street
Methodist Episcopal churches each
subscribed $100. The Women's Home
Missionary society also gave $100,
which, together with individual sub
scriptions, swelled the sum total to
know. that tho genuine ''Seal of North
Carolina Plug1 Cut" coats them no more
th-- por Tobaooo, which some dealers try
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"Bev." U. S. Grant GHck, who
ministered to the epiritual wants of
Anschiag, the Garden Grove mur
derer at Los Angeles, and was sus
pected of furnishing that brute with
jtoison with which to cheat the gal
lows, lias been arrested lor extensive
swindling games In Washington. He
has a record as a swindler In other
The Farmers' Alliance, Knights of
Lalor and other labor organizations
have a political union known as the
Confederation of Industrial Organiza
tions. The Indiana legislature luis passed
a resolution asking the state's repre
sentatives In congress to vote against
the dressed loef trust and In favor of
the repeal of the McKlnley .tariff act.
The federated miners of the United
States have decided to strike May 1
for eight hours.
An explosion of natural gas de
stroyed the hotel Marvin at Findlay,
O.. Jan. 18, killing live persons and
injuring several others.
Two Mormon elders were beaten by
masked men and driven from Blount
county, AI., Jan. 16.
O. F. Kibllng, who has so long de
fled the prohibition law at Hanover,
N. II., and Norwich, Vt., has been sen
tenced on 723 convictions to sixty-three
years In jail for selling liquor.
The Chicago and Erie road between
Huntington, Ind., and Chicago, has
been completely tied up by a strike of
The court decided that Robert Ray
Hamilton's alleged widow was never
his wife and can have none of his
At Port Hope, Ont, the house occu
pied by Robert Sharpe was burned.
Mr. Sharpe was slightly burned, while
his one of children was burned to a
Bill Lewis ran a saloon at Kansas
city In a building with one end in
Missouri and the other in Kansas and
repeatedly evaded conviction in one
state by claiming that the sale had
leen made in the other. Jan. 21 the
line was carefully located by surveyors
and the Kansas authorities sawed the
building in two and destroyed the
John Toms, 54 years old, of New
Brunswick, N. J., was knocked sense
less by two robbers, who tied his wrists
together behind him and hung him
up by them in a closet where he hung,
gagged, for fifty-two hoars before he
was accidentally discovered and re
leased. He had" recognized the rob-
lers and they will probably pay dearly
for "the, $57 of which they despoiled
Rev. A. M. de Ford of Hortonvilie.
Wis., has been sentenced to five years
in prison and $500 fine for raising a
Two thousand negroes, promised
transportation from Atlanta to Liberia
gatnered there rrom .Mississippi and
Texas and have been suffering for food
and clothing. The whole thing was a
fraud and considerable money was ad
vanced for fares on the ship that never
A system of railway tunnels con
necting New York, "Brooklyn and
Jersey City is proposed.
Fifteen men derailed, wrecked and
robbed a passenger train near Browns-
vine, lex., Jan. 19.
Blaine will forward to St. Petersburg
a protest against tne persecution oi
the Jews. -
New York elected ex-governor Hill
to the federal senate.
China will have an exhibit at the
Chicago world's fair.
The strike of 2000 miners at Sosnow-
ice, Russia, is the first strike in the
empire, ine men at tne imperial
dock yards, St, Petersburg, have also
Alphonse Moliere died of starvation
in a miserable garret where he lived
in Paris Jan. 19 and left $1,200,000 in
Tt. i rumored that Emoeror William
of Germany has a cancer in the throat.
There is a demand so strontr that it
will probably be complied with for the
revision of the constitution of Belgium
and the extension oi the franchise. ,
Wolves, driven by the rigor of the
season from their retreats, are trouble
some in northern x rench villages.
Prince Baudouin, heir to the Bel
gian throne, died Jan. 23.
England proposes a customs union
of all her American, colonies and to
that end will hold an exposition of the
products or those colonies in Jamaica.
The Scotch railroad companies de
clare they have all the men they want.
An occasional riot by strikers is the
principal indication remaining that
there is a strike at all.
Lepers run at large in Samoa.
Japan will make & fine display at
the Chicago world's fair. ; . .
France and Italy are snarling at
each other over the question which of
them shall gobble up Abyssinia.
- The new Japanese parliament house
has been burned.
Dr. E. T. Painter, who went from
Pittsburg to Berlin and was treated
with the Koch lymph for spinal tuber
culosis, writes home that the treat
ment is heroic and the third injection
nearly killed him, but that he is now
The Spanish cabinet has decided to
do away with all treaties of commerce
with other countries, except that with
Lieutenant E. P. Turner, son of Ad
niiral Turner of the United States
navy, blew his brains out while on the
way from Vancouver, B. C, to San
Bismarck an5 Emperor William are
reported to have kissed and made up,
The abbe Laponniere of the church
of St. Sulpice, Bordeaux, has been ar
rested for embezzlement and infant
An explosion in a coal mine at
Kharkov, Russia, killed 100 miners.
Austria has levied a tax of 100,000
florins on the bourse for the support
oi tne poor.
Parnell is taking an active part in
parliamentary proceedings, claiming
to be still the leader of the home rule
Bernhardt is coming to America
The liberals carried an election at
Hartlepool, heretofore represented by
The men employed on works at
Hare island and Skibereen by Balf onr
with the famine fund have struck for
better wages. 5 5
German lawmakers are discussing
the admission of the American hog
the four-legged kind. Those with two
legs ore admittted now.
The FamUv That Uvea ea the To
Overlook Derln the Cola Mentha
"I hare clentr to read dd here, asd
A WINTER HOME ON A
I can't aay that I get lonesome at ail.
though I hare no neig hbor,H isii
Mrs. Charles Brink the other day fa
her cottage on the summit cf Orel-look "
mountain la the Catak His. Since tb
winter signal service station w&s aban
doned a rear ago oa the top of Mount
Washington Mr. Brink and his little
family lire at a higher altitude daring
the cold months than any one near the
Atlantic seaboard. Mr. Brink Is la
charge of the property of the company
which own the hfghest moaotaia
nonse in tne uauiuiis, ana daring ta
severest winter weather, when gnlj
are particularly lively round the sum
mit of the line old hill, he and his fam
ily are there alone in their 2nig little
cottage, 3,200 feet above the level of
the sea- -
About fire years ago Mr. Brink's
Ehysician told htm that if be continues
riDff at West Hurley he would die ef
consumption. He was told he most
mate m change of eum&te, and so
Brink made the change. Instead.
however, of going aerersl hundred
miles away, he changed climates ia
perpendicular direction, and by nsak- e
ing fals home orer 3.000 feet above the
sea be foond the dryness oi
ptisre that was essential to his recov
ery. .Now a more rigorous and hardy
man conld scarcely be foond ia the
state. Mountain air has done won
ders for Mr. Brink, and he Is -jast
about to spend his fifth winter oa the
Mountaineers get so ased to running
up and down bill, that Mr. Brink
hired man thinks nothing of traveling
nearly three miles ererr day far down
the mountain side for the little milk f
the family consumes; and, though ao v
one else lives on top of the moaataia.
the Brink family is not deprived of
social pleasures darinr the winter, for
now and then sleigh loads of people
climb the steep ascent from Woodstock
and hare jolly party and lots of
dancing on top of the mountain. The
snow-clad eenntry below is plainly ia
new on ererr clear moraine front
near Albany to the Highlands oa the
Hudson. Parts of several states are
seen, and the Tiew is as fine la the
clear air of winter, when every thing is
snow-clad, as daring the season of
rerdnre. Mr. Brink geoeralir mnks
one or two trips a week down the
mo on tain to the post-ofSce and stores
at Woodstock. Darine the rreat blis
sard, bowerer, he was cot o if from in-
tercoarse with the rest ef the world
for about two weeks by the I ir passable
nature of the roads.
His wife is very fond of reading, and
thoagh her little dauzhter is away
from her at school she finds plenty to
occupy her attention with aa ample
supply of reaci'iig matter and her '
household doth -. One of Mr. Brink's
occupations dtfr.; the winter is fill- ,
ing the ice-house for summer nse at
the hotel. He cots the ice from r
erroir of water that is kept on the
mountain top, and last winter, when
the whole eastern country feared that -
it would not be able to harvest any ic
at all, be succeeded in getting his
usual supply without much trouble, '
which shows that the top of Overlook
mountain, besides being m solitary -
place of winter residence, is : also not '
little colder than - the surronndiBg mm
The Story of a Great Poem. ,
wub umuis uceu iu vuuusa una
book in order to find what ao expen
sive and unsatisfactory business it is ,
in most cases. I bad a friend who bad
given birth to a religions poem. He
thought it would rival Paradise Lost."
and shake the nations. H kept the
secret under lock aed key,or s long
while, showing it only to a few special '. i
friends, and that under protniw of
secrecy. He grew thin in calculating
at what time the world could best en
dure the exhilaration of its publica
tion. At last toe manuscript was ia
type, and the proof was read, and the
1www .w i t r ,
queted bis friends on publication day,
in anticipation or a large fortune. He .
figured up how many would be sold.
First, he calculated on disposing of
twenty thousand; but as be reviewed.
the importance ox the work and tho
fascination of the style, he put tbe fig
ores to fifty thousand. Afterward, be-
thinking himself of tbe fact that it is
impossible to keep a rare thing oa this
side of the Alia otic, and the certainty ..
of its world-wide distribution, be cob- "
eluded it reasonable to expect tbe cir
ca i a hod oi one Hundred thousand .
The fact was. that of the first edition
of fire bond red copies, one hundred
and fifty were sold, and tbe rest were
firen away. Its riralry di not hurt
oba Milton's reputation a bit. Dr.
Talmagc, in Ladie$' Borne Journal.
Jewels of tb Aston.
The Astor family possess some won
derful lewels. oarticularlv diamonds.
The late Mrs. John Jacob Astor ased
to wear a tiara that few of the crowned
heads of Europe could match. Mrs.
William Astor wears a beautiful
riviere of diamonds, three rows gradu
ated. She also possesses a famous dia
mond o klace of six strings, set ia
such a manner that no gold is risible,
and baring tbe appearance of being
strung together. Mr. Astor ia con
stantly baring it altered, and increas
ing its brilliancy and value by the ad
dition of larger diamonds in tbe place
of small ones. There are some fine
emeralds in tbe family, but ao member
seems to care much' about display,
and. except on rare occasions, these
Jewels are not worn. One of Inspector
Syrnes' detectires, who stood in full
evening dress in a brilliant ball-room oa
too crest of Murray mil one night last
winter, where Mrs. Astor and the f-
wealth of New York were present, said: t -
"There is nearly fire million dollars' 13
worth of jewelry and precious stonea"
in this room." Valuable gems glittered
and glistened in the gavnght like rain- .
drops in the sun. Foster Coales,
Ladies Borne Journal. t
A. Legal XHatiacttoa. ' i
"Good morning. Uncle Abner. I was
sorry to bear of your being convicted ?
of chicken stealing again."
"Tank yer. Boss. I wnz mighty
sorry myself speshually when dey done
'rict me on sarcumstanzabte ebber
dence. -What do you call circumstantP
evidence? It appeared to me to f' '
direct proof." '
-Beg pardon, sah, but here's
diflnncc Ef de witness dun sw'ar d .
heseede hall chicken in my ' "
dat'e cl'ar pros', sho nnff. but wf
iwar be on'y see de tail feddersr ' ' . -
sn out on er my coat, tiat sTSl
jea' plain, ol' fashion sarcuau ' -
bberdence.n , - - '