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He who thinks to please the World is dullest of his kind; for let him face which way he will, one-half is yet behind.
LEBANON, OREGON, FKIDAY, , FEBRUARY 13. 1891.
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W. B. DON AC A,
Groceries and Proyisions,
Cigars,. Tobacco, Furnishing Goods,
; - Etc, Etc.
First-Glass Goods al
GIVE HE A TRIAL
nmirTTtT Pmrlnfi Taken in Exclianire lor
KEEP ON HAND
SMngles. Posts, Boards and Pickets,
W C. Peteksox,
" Notary Public.
Real Estate Brokers
. HAVE ON HAKP
In Lanre and Small Farms. Best Fruit
the world, lmproveo. ana irampnnw unuu, " " "'
Satisfaetien Guaranteed. Have on hand some CHOK E LIT
PROPERTY, Residence and Business. Bargains
in all Additions to the Town. x-
Houses Rented and Farms Leased.
, AOKVTS FOB
London Liverpool Globe Insurance Co.
Guardian Assurance Co., of London.
Oakland"Horae Insurance Co., of Oakland, Cal.
Srarf Insurants Co of Salem. Oregon.
Collections Receive Prompt Attention.
pleasure in giving our patrons au mrormaiion aesireu in uur imw w irau.
J. A. BEARD,
Pure Drugs and Medicines, Paints, Oil, Glass,
STATIONERY, FIHE PERFUMERY, BRUSHES AND COMBS,
CIGARS AND FANCY
PRESCRIPTIONS ACCURATELY COMPOUNDED.
DR. C. H. DUCKETT,
D ENTI S T
J. K. WEATHERFORD,
ATTORNEY- AT -LAW.
Office over First National Bank.
ALBANY. - ... - OREGON.
W. R. PILYEU,
ATTORNEY- AT- LAW.
ALBANY REGON. -
G. T. COTTON,
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. McCLURE
(Successor to C. BL Harmon.)
: and : Hai
c Shaving, Haircutting and Shampoo-"no-
An the latest and best style. Spec
r ' '' :tjr.tion -nai' t-ressinf Ladies'
AND BE CONVINCED.
A STOCK OF
Sam'l M. Gaulaxd,
Land in Valley. Finest Grain Ranches in
Farmers' and Merciants' Ins. Co., of Salem.
Notary Business a Specialty. We take
3. L. COWAN.
3. 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.
I. II. liORUM.
A Good Shave, Shampoo, Hair
Jut, gleaned or Dressed.
Hot and Cold Baths at all Hours.
Children Kindly treated. Call and see me.
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Feesh & Salted Beef, Pokk, Mut
ton, Sausage, Bologna & Ham.
BACOi AND LAED
EAST JLJSTD SOUTH
Soutliern Pacific Route.
TUE BlOC NT SHASTA ROUTE.
K PEEKS TRAILS I.IaVI. roiTUSD DAILY I
Tam) P. M.l Lt
Portland Ar A. M.
Albany Ar 19:13 A.M.
San Francisco Lt) AK) p. M.
10:23 P.M. Lt
10:14 A.M. I Ax
A bo to trains stop only at the following stations
north of Roeeburg: - East Portland, Oregon CI ty,
Woodburn. Balrm, Albany, Tangent, Shedds,
Balmy, Harrlsburg-, Junction Ctiy, Irrliig and
Roscburc Mall Daily.
8 a A. M.
at 4 iM P. U.
Al 13 X.
Lr I 8:20 A. M.
13 -.20 P. M
:40 P. M
Albany Local Dally (Except Sunday.)
txO P. M. Lt Portland Ar lKM A. M.
t aw P. M. Ar Albany Lt S.-00 A. M
lxx-al Paaaengcer Train. Daily Except
:38 t. M. Lt Albany ArlSS A. M.
i: P. M. At Lebanon Lt8:40 a. M.
1 Sk A. M. Lt Albany ArilHr. M.
8aa A. M. Ar Lebanon Lt Sau p. m.
PULLMAN BUFFET SLEEPERS.
Tourist Sleeping Cars
Fur accommodation of Second-Class Passengers.
attached to Express trains.
WKST SIDE DIVISION.
BETWEEN PORTLAND AND C0RTALU8.
Mail Train Dally (Kxrept Snnday.)
TflO A. M. '
13:10 P. M.
At Albany and Oorrallls connect with trains (4
I Oregon Pacific Ballroad.
(Express Train Dally Except Sunday.)
I 4 AO P. M.
80 A. M.
I 8:4$ A. M.
T tSS P. M.
S7-Throngh tickets to all points East and South.
or tleketa and full information regarding
rates, mars, etc., call on Co agrnt atijebanon.
K. e. ROGER.
asst. t. F. it P. Afft
THE TRICK HONS.
Aa Iaterrlsw wits Mr. Darling, the Una
The lion tamer is a highly intelli
gent young man, who. born in the
United States, went to Germany in his
youth. - In Hamburg he associated
with a leading firm, the Jamrach. of
Germany, and so, hating animals in
nis charge, became familiar with hand
ling them. Travelling for the busi
ness, he made frequent visits to Africa
and Asia, collecting animals. In a
commercial sense, considering lions
and tigers as cattle to be bought and
sold, he became thoroughly acquainted
with theif -.ways a5id instincts. "Cer
tainly it was the only school where
such quiet mastery over savage ani
mals conia De acquired.
"It Is a very Ions" business." said
Mr." Xarling all my animals have
been two years in training. Why, it
takes all of two months to make a lion
sit in 'a chair, and stay there. I can
not vannt general intelligence in lions;
it is rather individual. I- have had
some fine young lions, superb in body,
that had no brains. Not wicked or
cross, but simply stupid. It was a
tendency to forget to-morrow all that
oaa oeen acquired lor months before.
But I can't always tell. Leo is my
best pupil. He never was ugly, but
once I gave hint up. and sent him off.
he was so dull; then took him to
school again; and I know no lion sec
ond to him now in intelligence and
docility. This is the point. A lion
doesn't want to do things. He Inst
aoesn t want to. Now you must make
mm. x'unisn mm, and you make him
yonr enemy; afraid of yon, and he
gets worse, not better. I coax him
and talk to him in English, for Eng
lish is the best language for command.
The seesaw and the velocipede are
difficult tricks. Not one lion in a
thousand can. be taught to keep bis
balance. They mostly tumbled off.
Perhaps in that performance their
highest intelligence is called into nlav.
The velocipede requires a careful lion,
and l have just the right one. -. It is
nice work to get the exact pose and to
keep it; but what gave me the most
trouble is the chariot performance. A
lion must have had an original con
temot for that kind of business. You
see I am busy harnessing up one lion
while the others are perfectly free.
The art has been to make the rest of
them come up of their own accord.
lor months I had one lion tearing
round alone, and the rest scatterec
about. Now they all come up to time.
They don't want to, but they must. It
is patience, kindness, making them
not airaid oi me tor i am not afraid
of them that has done the business.
I have rehearsals all the time, for the
animals must be constantly at work so
- as not to forget. The whelps are com'
mg on last; one. 1 think, shows great
intelligence. I feed them eiarht pounds
of beef a day for the big ones and six
for the smaller" ones, and they take
their supper after the performance."
"You cannot reward your lions for
good behavior, like you would t
horse, with a lump of sugar or a car
rot?" "No; they despise sugar, but love
beef tea. But if they behave very
well, 1 give them during the perform'
ance a little tidbit of meat, and Nero
would think I was not doing the right
thing with him if he didn't get his mor
sel. My whips indicate the positions
for the animals. You could not hurt a
lion, who has a tough hide, with i
lash, but a whip acts as a protection
You might belabor a lion, with a big
stick, and he would not feel it. But he
does not fancy a stick, the point of
which, like a spear, is held in his direc
tion; so it one threatened me, 1 could
keep him off. An act I had to give up
was where a lion rose and put his fore-
paws on my shoulders. The claws are
very sharp, and any display of endear
ment would cut through my coat, and
wound my shoulders, and a new coat
every night was too expensive. All
the licvis are fond of me, and we re
spect one another. Harper's Weekly.
Pecan nut growing is one of the ris
ing industries of the Gulf States. After
the trees begin to bear thev invoke
no labor or expense and yield, it is
said, an income of $500 to $ 1,000 per
I acre, according to the quality of the nut.
Steam Heat And Pianos.
' Steam heat is the worst for a piano.
and in time shrinks botn case and ac
tion, so that the former cracks, and the
latter rattles. When one lives where
that bandy mode of heating the room
'obtains, a dish of water should be kept
constantly upon the radiator; it in
ceases humidity, and In a measure
- "rjnking. Qofai Housekcep-
Koap Its Cans and Cnir, -
Roup la a disease of the lining meni
rane of the beak, extending however,
o the whole head and throat, through
e tear-duet to the eye, and finally
affecting the whole constitution. If
the throat be examined, there will
be indicated the formation of a mem
brane covered with a whitish tissue.
In fatal cases death ensues in from
three to ten days after the specific
roup aj-mptoms show themselves; and
cases not treated are generally ratal
whenever the malady appears aa an
epidemic in its severe form. An au
topsy will reveal the gall-bladder and
liver full of pus. The flesh has a bad
color and is soft, slimy and spongy,
especially about the lungs. This is
the worst disease to which fowls are
liable in California simply because
people will not provide proper pro
tection for their birds. This malady
is known under different names, such
as swelled eyes, diphtheria, sore head,
hoarseness, canker, bronchitis, ' sore
throat, asthma, snuffles, influenza.
quinsy, etc., all of which are merely
different phases of. the same disease.
The causes of roup are many, but do
not all need enumeration here. Any
thing that iowers the tone of the fowl
bad food, bad housing, impure
water, bad ventilation, lice, filthiness,
etc., etc., will of course bring on this
disease. The most common cause on
the Pacific coast Is being compelled
to sit all night in drafts. So prom
inent is this, and so marked is the
commencement of this disease, that it
might almost be called malignant
catarrh. "When the people of southern
California learn that fowls must have
tight houses, free from all drafts, to
roost in, roup will not be the terror it
is now, and " sick chickens " will be
the exception rather than the rule,
for no portion of the United States Is
naturally aa healthful for fowls as this.
Roup is to fowls what heavy colds are
to human individuals; and as we may
have cold In the head, cold on the
lungs, sore throat and other disturb
ances from cold, the term "roup"
covers them all. Roup in some forms
is contagious, while in other cases it
may excite that effect in those of weak
constitution. We have had, individu
ally, a great deal of experience with
this disease, but have never felt any
fear of it. If it is taken in time and
handled judiciously no person need
ever be' afraid of what is known as
roup " taking hold of his fowls. It
is in its last stage very destructive,
but in the flrststagenopoultry-breeder
need ever tremble with dread of thjs
malady. Proper treatment at tie
commencement of the disease will pre
vent any serious consequences. It
can be brought into contact with the
human eye, or wiih'a wound or an
abraded- surface on the hand, and
cause serious inflammation, so thai
caution is needed in handling thoso,
affected. It has never been found, sti
far as we know, in any kind of wiltj
fowls. On this coast it is very preva
lent, many turkeys, ducks and geese
beine affected: in fact ninety-nine
one-hundreths of the turkevs, both
old and young, that die on this coast
are killed bv roup, lhis Is not as it
should be, for roup can undoubtedly
be prevented if the proper means are
employed. A turkey is much more
difficult to cure when the disease is
fairly started than a chicken.
As stated acove it is nigniy con
tagious in some cases. Hence, the
first thing to do is to thoroughly clean
out the quarters and disinfect them.
The best disinfectant is carbolic acid.
An ounce of acid ( the crude, worth 40
cents a pound, is the best) in a eallon
of water may bo sprinkled over every
post and everything m the poultry
house. This should be repeated twice
a week until the disease disappears.
The walls Bhould be whitewashed.
Add an ounce of acid to each gallon
of whitewash. Filth, dampness, and
roosting in drafts are the true causes
of roup. A hen well fed and kept in
warm, clean quarters win never taite
up your time treating her roup. Cor,
Petaluma Courier. a
A fruitgrowers' union has been
formed at Los Angeles to throw off
the yoke of the shippers' union and
buy, sell and ship oranges and other
fruits wthout regard to the rules
adopted by the old shippers' organi
zation. There is an enormous differ
ence between the price the grower
receives and that which the consumers
pay, and the new organization pro
poses, if possible, to reduce it. If it
can find a way to reach the consumer
without the mediation of the commis
sion man it can accomplish its object.
At the initial meeting f4000 of stock
was subscribed for.
"We give a good deal of space in this
department to the subject of poultry.
It may seem to the casual observer a
subject of email importance, but it is
not. The , poultry products of the
United States stand In aggregate value
away up near the top of the list. In
California, where eggs and chickens
are so high that they are pouring in
in a steady stream from places thous
ands of miles distant,' at a heavy ex
pense for freight, the poultry business
is one of the most profitable. Novices
will not succeed at first. The trade
must be learned, as must that of black
smithing, but it pays better, and with
less labor, when mastered.
The State. Horticultural society
could not take opa-eulljtect of more
importance than that . which was
brought up at its meeting in San
Francisco Jan. 30, the sale of inferior
eastern fruit by eastern retailers as
the California product. Boxes which
have contained fine California dried
fruit are emptied and refilled with
trash which disgusts consumers with
what they suppose to be California
fruit and destroys our best market.
Some means should be devised to
counteract the work of these swindlers.
and money would be well spent that
would T1're the publication of their
trie : " the towns where
8Uk C altar.
The California exhibit at the Chicago
world's fair will Include silk worms,
silk cocoons and samples of silk from
the state, and the silk culturlsta are
already taking -steps to make the ex
hibit a satisfactory one. It in not
generally known that in San Fran
cisco there is an organization known
as the Ladies' Silk Culture society,
one of the officers of which is Mrs. L.
E. Pratt of 1103 Eddy street. The
society is busily engaged in sending
rhullierry slips and young two-year-old
trees to various sections of the
state. Recently the ladies interested
themselves m a party of Japanese who
arrived 4ere from Tokio for the - pur
pose of engaging extensively in the
silk culture industry in California.
The Japanese purchased a large tract
of land in San Diego county and will
endeavor to cultivate silk on a scale
never before attempted in California.
Imported So a; Itlrds Tnrive.
Large flocks of goldfinches, bull
finches, European robins and other
birds, descendants of those Imported
by the Portland Society for the Im
portation of Song Birds, have returned
from their winter migration and are
making the orchards in the vicinity of
the city vocal with their songs. Lin
nets and some other birds have re
mained there all winter and are ir
fectly at home In the gardens about
The society is so well pleased with
the success of its experiment that it
has ordered another $1000 worth of
nightingales, black thrushes, song
thrushes, black starlings, linnets, sky
larks, European red-breasted robins,
American mocking-birds, etc., which
will arrive there about the middle of
March, and after being exhibited a
few days will be turned loose. All
these birds are insectivorous, and will
be useful in destroying orchards ests
as well as in furnishing melody. The
egislature has passed an act provid
ing? for the protection of both im
ported and native song birds and their
nests and eggs. .
The Farmers Alliance.
The annual national convention of
the Farmers' Alliance at Omaha Jan.
28 voted down a constitutional amend-
. , - '! 1 . .TT I l
mem uenying women ine rigut w sit
as delegates. r
An amendment to make all laboring
men eligible to membership was voted
It was "resolved that one delegate
from each state meet Feb. 22, 1892, to
Call a convention to nominate can
didates for president and vice-presi
dent of the United States; that the
national banks ought to be abolished
and money loaned direct to individ
uals by the government ; that the Aus
tralian ballet law should be adopted ;
that the government mortgages on
railroads ought to le foreclosed ; that
the president, vice-president and
United States senators ought to be
elected by popular vote ; that the Al
liance shall never affiliate with the
Republicans or Democrats; that the
coinage of silver should be free and
unlimited, and that women be allowed
the right of suffrage.
At a conference with the Farmers'
Mutual Benevolent association the
representatives decided that the two
organizations could affiliate, but not
A Tenine Storm.
The severest storm of snow and wind
in eighteen years visited New York,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware
and a portion of New England Jan., 25.
It lasted nine hours and laid , low
nearly every telegraph, or telephone
pole, blockaded trains and played
havoc generally. The fire alarm sig
nal systems of New York wnd Boston
were completely tied up, and in New
York the Western Union had not a
single line working out of 1500running
Intd the city. The Metropolitan tele
phone company had absolutely lost
3231 of its 10,000 wires, and 1300 more
were crippled. This company paid
linemen flO a day to work restoring
order out of chapB, and the Western
Union had to import linemen from
Along the New Jersey coast" the
storm, as usual, made great inroads,
cutting into the bluff and decreasing
the size of the state. Houses were
unroofed, wires blown down and trains
felt their way without telegraphic
orders. The damage was enormous,
the telegraph and telephone service
in Brooklyn alone suffering to the
extent of $150,000.
The great success which has attended
the organization known as the " King's
Daughters " is one of the most con
vincing proofs that could be given
that woman has a sphere and that she
can fill it. '. In California the circles
have bound themselves together to
found a home for incurables and an
entertainment which they gave in San
FrancisCo the last week in January
was one of the grand successes of the
season. They represented scenes from
the "Arabian Nights" in the large
Odd Fellows' Hall and gave a better
entertainment than many a troupe of
professionals could have done, and
Lmade.jnuck . money. The; home for
incurables is sadly needed, lire city
and county hospitals are only for cases
that may be cured, and when a needy
patient is pronounced incurable m
most of the county hosnitals of Cal
ifornia he is straightway bundled off
to the aimsnouse to me.
The ladies of the Trinity church ,
San Francisco, have opened their
home for friendless girls and women
who may be left without protection in
the city. It is at 300 Van Ness avenue
and ha3 been fitted up with bright
carpets and handsome new furniture
Board and lodging are given for $3 a !
week and, as this.-'' . vt sufficing '
meet the costti. . r .
bv subsc-"-' ...
Care of Goldfish.
Authorities differ greatly in regard
to the goldfish aci-ording to Harper's
Young People. There are those who
maintain that it can stand any change
of temperature ; and Instances have
been recorded in which a goldfish
found frozen in a solid piece of lee has
so far recovered, on leing gradually
thawed, as to swim about a pond again
as though nothing had happened. But
hardy as, in its natural state, one of
these little ceatures may be, experi
ence has proved that once transplanted
to aquarium or globe much of this
vigor is lost. It then becomes sensitive
to almost any change." Too much sun
or heat of any kind will kill it, and
during a thunder storm a globe' mu?t
be removed from the window, and the
water changed almost immediately.
Not only after a storm, but every
day as well, the water in the globe
should be changed. While doing this
the flVh should be carefully removed
with the hand and placed in a basin
of water, a net being apt to injure the
scales and so destroy their brilliancy
of color. While in the basin and the
fish should remain there for half an
hour in order that the globe may lie
thoroughly cleansed they may be
fed with bread crumbs or biscuit. In
this way the danger of having the
water in the globe made impure by
the bread becoming sour is avoided.
It is altogether wrong to suppose
that the water of the globe supplies
all the nourishment necessary to gold
fish. It must have something to eat
once every day. It Is quite satisfied
with bits of bread and biscuit though
it is wise occasionally to vary this with
duck-weed, lemma, aquatic plants and
A branch of box ought to be placed
in every irlobe apainst which a fish
may rub, and so rid itself of the slime
that collects and clogs its gills.- The
globe should be large enough to allow
free movement to the fish. In a globe
of twelve inches in diameter onlv two
fish ea-h 1t four or five inches in
length can live comfortably. For
three fish of that size the glole snould
je at leat sixteen inches in diameter.
A wide-mouthed globe is by all means
best and a square or oblong tank Is
lest of all. Efforts should be made to
introdui-e a small jet of water into the
glole or tank, thereby iutrod'jcingVi
constant supply of fresh air, without
whic,h m fi$? h can lyep well ; for water
has the power to absorb a given
amount of atmospheric air, and a cur
rent of fresh water is In reality then a
current of fresh air. Without this air
no fish can live. One that is healthy
has power in its gills to extract this
air while under the surface of the
water. A sure indication of disease
in a fish is its constantly rising to the
surface to breathe.
Another symptom of disease is the
languid undulating movement of the
fish, the loss of brilliancy of color, and
the lying motionless at the bottom of
the glole. Such fish should be Im
mediately removed f roin their fellows
and placed in a basin of fresh running
water. Generally a few days will
effect a cure.' ; ". ,
.. Keep the globe; not more than four-
fifths full of water. Let it stand in
the coolest part of the room, near an
open window. Protect It from the
sun. Of all things have plenty of pure
water and room.
In purchasing fish the greatest care
should be taken, not only in regard to
their being absolutely healthy, .but
also that no. fish from different local
ities should be compelled to live to
gether; for fish, like almost all an
imals, dislike outsiders. The oldest
inhabitant will always hunt a stranger,
sometimes even to death, just as one
that is strong will destroy another that
is sick. - -
Woman and Social Krolntioit.
We can notice everywhere that man
has taken the lead, on -the whole, in
the process of social evolution, but
that sooner or later woman has fol
lowed in each step. Thus "a woman
can now go about the street with n
freedom which au unarmed rriari did
not always enjoy. It is not three
hundred years since the toilets of
men implied as much elaboration, as
much expense and as much time as
did thoso of women at the same period,
and far more than the toilets even
of refined women now consume. Men
have reduced all that magnificence to
a simple working costume, varied by
an evening dress of plain black, and
the great mass of women now tend in
the same direction. Even the daugh
ter of luxury lays aside splendor for
her tennis dress.
Women are no longer expected to
be wholly absorbed in their home
duties any more than they are ex
pected to go veiled in the street. In
deed, a larger part of those home
duties have been taken from them;
they are not expected to do any more
spinning or weaving, Tor instance,
and the time which that once cost, if
it is not to be wholly wasted, may well
go the cultivation of their own mind3
and the healing of the world's sorrows.-
They have ceased to be mere depend
ents " or appendages, and there is
nothing left' for them but to go on and
be, individuals. T. W. Higginson, in
A Chance For National Guardsmen.
Company G of the first regiment of
the National Guard of Oregon has is
sued a challenge to any company on
the coast for a competitive drill- for
1000 a side and crate receiDts.'i each
company to drill thirty-two mejtwo
guides and three officers In the school
of tr , Boldier and company, Upton
"I and official decisions to govern.
uv officers are to judge, a.nd
. - .Tdrill
The Farmers' Alliance defeated
In gal Is for federal senator from Kan
sas and elected William A. Pfeffer,
Several buildincrs at Bluefleld. W.
Ya., have recently been destroyed
with dynamite and a reign of terror
S. A. Bradford of Wilkinson county.
Miss.i having been acauitted on trial
for train robbery the people of the
county held a - mass meeting and
adopted resolutions that he shall be
put to death if he shows his face In
the county again except in obedience
to an order of court.
The Democratic legislature of Mil
waukee has repealed the law requiring
children to be instructed in the En
glish language in school. ,
Tom Hetlund and Charles" Thomiy
son, ranchers, have been arrested for
extensive cattle stealing practiced on
Bad river, 8. D., and heretofore at
tributed to, Indians.
O. H. Hollintrs worth, late .receiver
In the land ofllee at Austin. Tex., is
12,000 short in his cash.
The supreme court has i-everswl the
decision of the court of claims which
gave the Central Pacific judgment for
198,021 against the government, and
has decided that in estimating net
earnings under the Thunnan act
money spent Tor Improvements must
not be. deducted from the gross earn
ings. Kentucky's anti-lottery law has been
declared void because it specified cer
tain lotteries and prohibited them
without prohibiting others of the same
Texas has prohibited prize fights.
An attempted strike forhicher waues
of Armour s and Morris' butchers and
sheep-shearers at Chicago Jan. 26 was
a nzzle, only about sixty men going
out. " Their places were quickly filled.
At Milwaukee Jan. 26 Freddy Haek-
brath and August Preise. aged 12.
hile skating were seized by three
older boys who said they wanted to
make niggers out of them." and
held their faces over a log fire until
they were horribly burned. The boys
will be disfigured for life.
Harris A. Smiler, a wife murderer.
was electrocuted in New York Jan. 26.
Whether he liked it or not. he was a
Smiler to the last.
The -Nebraska house has passed a
resolution asking for the foreclosure
of the government's mortgage on the
Frank Patterson stopped Miss M.
E. Wilmount on the street in Chicago
Jan. 24 and tried to snatch her purse.
containing $60, but she grabbed the
purse with one hand and his hair with
the other and called for the police.
He tore away from her, but she held
his hair so firmly that she tore off a
large peice of his scalp and he was
traced half, a mile by the blood that'
dripped from his wound and arrested.
The United States takes 28,000 bales
of wool from Australia this year.
C Perry Bryan, widely known- as
"the youngest soldier of the rebel
lion," and Henry Hart have been ar
rested at Chicago for selling a large
number of parcels of land which they
did not own. Bryan was exposed by
a widow of St Paul whom he promised
to marry but who found when she
followed" him to Chicago that he
already had a wife and chddren. "
Miss Sarah Little of Saginaw, Mich.,
set her clothes on Are and was fright
fully burned. Her sister, Xouise al
lowed eleven strips of skin each one
inch wide and seven inches long to be
taken- from her body and - grafted
upon Sarah's, and both are doing well.
, The town of Mitchell, Ind., a lawless
place, has been changed to a peaceful
immunity, by. a crusade of women.
Many saloons, .which were formerly
very prosperous, . are now doing no
business.' ,. .' ...... ...
T. A. Mann of Omaha became en
raged at a cow and tied her and sawed
her legs off.- Tbea fce had to-fly- to
escape being lynched.
Secretary, id the Treasury William
Wlndom dropped dead from heart dis
ease in New York Jan. 29 just after
delivering a speech at a banquet of
tne board oi trade and transportation.
Dave Cronin, with several aliases.
who was with Jimmy Hope and Bige-
low when they were caught in the act
of breaking into the safe in Sather &
Co.'s bank in San Francisco, but who
escaped then, is in limbo m New York.
lhe national farmers Alliance re
ports the nrosDective wheat croo to be
10,000,000 bushels less than shown by
tne government report.
Members of the Salvation Army are
jailed as vagrants in Finland. The
czar is afraid they are teaching
It is rumored that Gladstone is about
to retire from politics.
Manning of England and Gibbons
of America are among the prominent
candidates to succeed Pope Leo;
Burglars murdered John H. Estop,-
treasurer of Lancaster township, Ont,
Jan. 27. . " .
Sardou's new play. "Thermidor,
which belittles the leaders of the
French revolution, caused such riot
ing when produced In Paris that the
government was forced to suppress it
The Chilean rebels seem to be gain
.Wolves have become so bold and
fierce on lake Winnipeg that the In
dians -dare not venture abroad from
their villages except in large numbers.
One camp of hunters was recently at
tacked and every soul eaten except
one who managed to climb a tree.
. Masked strikers are assaulting non
union railway workmen at Glasgow,
England wants to control Hawaii,
Finland is rebellious under the
czar's oppression arfd is In a state of
An avalance at Athamana, Greece,
destroyed eight houses and killed
twenty persons and injured many.
It is reported that 'Abdurrahman
Kahn, ameer of Afghanistan, is dead
Charles Bradlaugh is dead.
An avalanche at Floresta, Italy,
Jan. 26, destroyed eleven houses and
killed nineteen, persons.
The North British railway company
has attached the funds of the Scotch
Railway Servants' society in a suit for
$100,000 damages lor causing the late
In a scrimYnage between German and
French soldiers with knives at Bor
deaux, Jan. 26, several were wounded.
Much standing sugar cane in Cuba
has been distroyed by fires believed to
SmokefVi should be smart
know that the genuine
"Seal of North
Carol' -- "' ng Cut'' costs them no .more
" - A v-- -hlch some dealt "Strv
ADVICE TO YOUNG MEN
PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS TO THOSE
STARTING IN BUSINESS LIFE.
Don't Aim too High, Study Tear But
.if. bohj iM Mjmj js up lor
?-- Rainy Dtf. -
The N. Y. Herald thus replies to
following letter: .. .
T am a f.nttnt.rv hnv T rm fnm m (tn In
Near Hampshire to New York wlto the bopeof
maaiDa; a name ana a iorxane. r-iuxrr a9
fame or the fortune would satisfy me, but I
prefer both it ther are wltalo reach.
Will you ktDiHr tell me how 1 can ear out
for myself m successful career?
The results of our experience and
obf-erratiou are en tirely at your service.
suppose we begin - our conversation
by denning terras. - What do yea memo
by "a successful career?" '-
If, aa yon say. von are ambitions to
become a niUionnaire two or three
times over your chance Is one ia i
Possibly yon mar be that one. It
depends on yonr natural gifts and your
opportunities, v But , bow about tho
other nine hundred- and ninety-nioeP
Are their lives to be a failure, becauso
they can't acquire an immense bulk of
In other words, is a surplus of cash
the prime factor ia the problem of
happiness, and is a citizen's usefulness
to be measured by his bank account
x ou may also tret the fame voa wish.
It depends on your education, oa tho
quantity and quality of yoor brains
and on your native genius. With these
everything is possible; without them.
yon will everlastingly hunger for the
unattainable, and in the end draw tee
coverl id of a wasted life over yoor head
ana ate a disappointed man. .
ane number of thoso woo achievs
such greatness that tho public build. '
monuments to their memory -is v55
few, but if your name happens to be
that list the Herald will gladly snbscrk
for the purpose. . Ns
pon t make any mistakes In this mat . -
ter. If you wish to get oet of- life all v
there is in it for you there is a war
to do it
Real happiness consists of health.
self-respect, tho good will of the im
munity and a sufficient income to "
gratify roar reasonable wants. Every-
thing else is trivial and not worth both- i
enng about The man who has steady
work, fair wages, a cosey home, enough
to eat a thick overcoat and the eon- ;
scioaness of personal integrity, is a
mightily favored fellow, la possession l
of more than three-quarters of tho best
things which this world affords. I
Now, von can have all this, if voa
make certain rules the basis of voar
conduct - :
First Don't aim too high, but aira
straight Emerson's advieo to "hitch "
your wagon to a star" is the merest
buncombe of rhetoric Ton will pro
dace larger practical resnltstLoa
mien your wagon to a weir le3 mole.
Longfellow's peom. "Excelsior." Is
another bit of exquisite trash. Of
course it is beautiful, "and all like that;
yon know." but it is net adapted to a
rough and tumble fight wih circum
stances. -The young man in that poem
shoulders a flag and starts for- well,
for nowhere, so far as we cab discover.
He is one of the climbers aa explorer
of the celestial Alps. When he gets to
the top of a hill he turns back and
screams oat Excelsior!' What for
we can't say. This is a free country.
however, and he can do as he cleases.
Up he trudges until - he gets to the
snow-capped summit of the next ascent
Unreasonable boy! he seems to be just
as dissatisfied as ever. Eridently he
wants the earth. Id spite of a chronic
bronchitis and io constant dangrer of
pneumonia, he waves his bunting. yells'
-.xceisiori -.once more anosiru.es out
for an altitude where the mercury
freezes in the bulb.
He may be gelnz yet for aazht we
know. He has undertaken a tough job.
though, and his flag by this time most
ue iu taiiers.
You want to set rid of . a good deal
of this "excelsior" folderoL It is a
mighty roor investment of talent
c . r - . , . . i -
stay uowa ueiow, iiu icw tne glaciers
and the mountain peaks -take care of
themselves. - ,.-.. :
Second Do your work well, no mat
ter what it is. , Study your basin ess.
Make yourself master of it by patting
your head and heart into it If it
is uouKteepiog, iucu acp wou in
such fashion that the Angel Gabriel
will want to lend you his crown as a
token of approval. If you are a
mechanic, or artisan, or farmer, - be.
proud of yourself, and the rest of the
world will soon come to be proud oi
you. - Nothing is needed so nines ia
this generation as a man. with skilled
angers, ion may have a long puu.
but the clock will strike an unexpected
hourand the opportunity which comes
to everybody in turn, but which most
people miss will present itself. Study
the bulldog: and when: you get your
teeth into a big thing, let them stay
there. . .. ..-
TTwrd Savo -money. " . The coward
runs in debt! the brave man has a fly
dollar surplus in hi pocket. The
world may laugh at yon because you
can't have a four-in-hand necktie. All
right let It laugh. You are your own
world, and the people who sneer are
simply outside barbarians. When they
see that five dollar bill growing bigger
they all want to shake" hhds with you
and send you to Congress. Keep well
within your income and you trill save
yourself from skulking round the
corner like a Kicked aog.when the dunv - -is
on your track. The handiest thingN . .
on the planet is the penny laid tip for i
a rainy day. . --
Now, young sir, get rid ot the upo : -sense
ttk you . are a genius, settle
down to the conclusion &hat you are ' -ast
ao-average -North American boy ,r "
and start in- . Keeg yourself sJertiwwwr,
after ydujr. djgestive appajratriv'uon't ,
smoke cigarettes, get to bed early, be ; .
square toed ta'allyour dealings, and
we will wager acdakie-trjot at sixty
you will hava tij tool' ksckward for I -
those who began the rajctgsjwo. you did.
Are-you reeMy- . Then, Go!
A African TUtfread.
StanleV says the railroacf from Mom
basa to victoria Nyahza;. the building
of which has- begun;' will be about '
600 miles long, and that its total cost t
will probably not exceeed $5.000,000,,. .
It is to be a. light narrow-gauge rail -road.
AH the money required to build
it has not yet - been raised. The ro : "
can easily 'be completed iu four yep
but it is not known yet how so
will be run through to'the lake. -T :
ley thinks it would begin to pay I-' . ; "7v
on the investment as soon ; ; ' .
pleted. He believes the J : - ' ;
ernment should help buil
as it lies wholIyi-Brit' ..
and ' - " ,