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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, FItlDAY, FEBRUARY 20. 1891.
W. B. DON AC A,
frrflfifirifts aiifl Provisions.
Cigai, Tobacco, Furnisliing Goods,
3irst-Class Goods ai
GIVE ME A TRIAL
Country DProduce Taken in Exchange tor
KEEP ON HANI)
dngles, Posts, Boards and Pickets.
"Real Estate Brokers
HATE ON HAND
" In Large and Small Farms. Best Fruit Land in Valley. Finest Grain Ranches in
the World. Improved and Unimproved Land, from $4 per Acre and up.
Satisfaetien Guaranteed. Have on hand some CHOICE CITY
PROPERTY, Residence and Business. Bargains
in all Additions to the Town.
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London 4 Liverpool & Globe Insurance Co.
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" Oakland Home Insurance Co., of Oakland, Cat.
" ' State Insurance Co., of Kalem, Oregon.
Collections Eeceive Prompt Attention. Notary Business a Specialty. We take
pleasure in giving our patrons all information desired In our line of business.
J. A. BEARD,
Druggist and Apothecary.
Pure Drugs and Medicines, Paints, Oil, Glass,
STATIONERY, FINE PERFUMERY, BRUSHES AND COMBS,
CIGARS AND FANCY TOILET ARTICLES.
PRESCRIPTIONS ACCURATELY COMPOUNDED.
DR. C. H. DUCKETT,
D K NT I ST
J. K. WEATHERFORD,
ATTORNEY- AT - LAW.
Office over First National Bank.
ALBAT, - - - - - REGOX.
W. R. PILYEU,
ATTORNEY- AT- LAW.
' AI.BA Wf EGOJC.
G. T. COTTON,
Groceries and Provisions.
Tobacco and Cigars,
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
Queewsware and Glassware, Lamps and
PAY CASH FOR EGGS,
Main Street. Lebanon, Oregon
R. L. McOLTJKE
(Successor to C. H. Harmon.)
Barber : and : Hairdresser.
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Shaving, Haircutting and Shan)
ing in the latest and best style. '
ial attention paid to dressing
hair. Your patronage respj
AND BE CONVINCED.
A STOCK OF
Sam'l M. Gaklaxd,
Farmers and Merchants ins. vo., or raiem.
3. L. COWAN.
J. M. RALSTON.
Bank of Lebanon,
Transacts aUeneral Banking Business.
ACCOUNTS KEPT SUBJECT TO
Exchange sold on New York, San
rancisco, Portland and Albany,' Org.
Collections made on favorable terms.
I. M. BORU3L
A Good Shave, Shampoo, Hair
, Cut, Gleaned or Dressed.
Hot and Cold Baths at all flours.
Children Kindly treated. Call and see me.
ED. KELLEN8ERGER, Prop.
Fhesh & Salted Beef, Pokk, Mut
ton, Sausage, Bologna & Ham.
-BACOXAXD LARD ALWAYS OX HA'
EAST AXD SOUTH
Southern Pacific Route.
THE MOUNT SHASTA ItOl'TE,
EXPRESS TRAINS LEiVE PORTLAND CAILT :
JO r. x.l 1
?IS P.M. I L
:15 A.M. I A
l"ortland ArlS.S.A. m.
Albany Ar 16:15 A. St.
Sun Francisco Lv .-00 p. M.
Above trains stop only at the following stations
north of Kosehurg: Earn Portland, Oregon City,
Wo.nl burn. Salem, Albany, Tangent, Shsdds,
Hslsey, llarrlabuig. Junction Cliy, Irving and
BoMbnrg Mall Dally.
8:00 A. X. Lv Portland Ar t m f7 SI
13:20 p. M. Lv Albany Ar 1J:00 X.
:0P. M. Ar Roaeburg Lv tali. M.
Albany Local Dally (Except Sunday.)
S .-00 p. x. Lv Portland Ar I 9.-00 A. X.
IMIMt Ar AUa Lv 510 A. X
Loral PaMengn Trains Dally Except
3:36 P. X. Lv Albany Ar I 9 :3J A. X.
S:2 P. X. Ar Lebanon L I 8 :0 A. w.
T JO A. X. Lv Altwny Ariltr. a.
8-21 A. X. Ar Lebanon LtJ .4Q p. X.
PTJT.T.MAN BUFFET SLEEPERS.
Tourist Sleeping Can
For accommodation of Second-Class Passengers.
altacoed to Kxprexa trains.
WEST SIDE DIVISION.
BETWEEX POETLAXD AXD CORVALLIS.
Mall Train Dally (Except Snnday.)
T ao A. M. J LV
12 :10 P. X. I Ar
Arl S:3op. x.
Lv j 11 S P X.
At Albany and Corvallls connect wltb trains of
Orvgon Pacinc Railroad.
(Express Train Dally Except Sanday.)
I M P. X. I Lv
Ar 8 A. X.
M J-Throngh tlrkets to all points East and South.
For tickets and tall Information regarding
rates, maps, etc., call on to o agent atLeoanon.
2V. KULHLr.Kt W 1'. Ktir:KS.
Manager. Asst. O. F. A P. Agt
A lynching party attempted to take
Link" Wagoner from jail at Homer,
La., Feb. 2, but he shot and wounded
two and drove the others off. He was
in the corridor of the jail, armed, and
dodg-ed from cell to cell. One prisoner
caught hold of the cell door to hold it
closed acrainst him nnd Wagrproner cut
the man a fingers oU with a knife.
The new steel cruiser Newark has
gone into commission.
Mrs. Jacob Perew, a respected lady
living thirty miles south of New Al
bany, Ind., was flogged by White
Caps, probably fatally, for no known
The St. Paul errand jury charges
many officers of the court and county
The federal supreme court assumes
jurisdiction over the Alaska court in
the seal-poaching case.
Rather than accept a reduction of
wages 1000 iron workers at Reading
and Patterson quit work Feb. 2. ,
The eastern gas wells are petering
Amelie Rives Chanler has stopped
writing naughty stories.
A murderous attack by white miners
on negroes who had been put at work
in the Galloway mine, near Carbon
Hill, Al., resulted in the calling out
of the militia Jan. 31.
Lieutenant Schwatka of Arctic fame
was drunk when he fell over a stair
case. He is recovering.
Three negro prisoners at Friar's
Point, Miss., set fire to the jail door
in an a'tempt to escape. The build
ing was burned and so were they.
Congress has prohibited the eale"of
tobacco to minors in the district of
Mr. Word, the mayor of Palestine,
Tex., assaulted Sam Jones with a cane
for criticizing Word's record. Jones
took the cane away and gave Word a
They have an air-ship in Chicago
with a rudder that is successful.
The lower house of the Nebraska
legislature has passed resolutions
favoring the Paddock Pure Food bill,
condemning the Conger Lard bill and
favoring a deep-water harbor at Gal
veston. Near Edmund, Ok. T., while burn
ing prairie grass the young daughter
of Dave Starkweather was so badly
burned that she died. James Funk,
who attempted to rescue the child,
was fatally burned.
The Sioux campaign justclosed cost
the government 1 1,390,000.
Coal miners at Jonesville, Pa., tapped
an old mine which was full of water,
tet. o, ana eignxeen were drowned.
Jennie Barth, an insane woman who
had to be kept in a boxed bed and fed
with a force pump, was scalded to
death in a bath tub at the Kalamazoo
( Mich.) insane asylum Feb. 5.
The Kansas house has passed a bill
prohibiting any company or corpora
tion from employing armed forces
while a strike is pending.
W. Zimmerman, storekeeper and
agent of the Farmers' Alliance supply
store in Spartansburg, S. C, is said to
be short in his accounts from $15,000
An orphan asylum burned at Mos
cow Feb. 5 and nine inmates perished
and several more were expected to
The Farmers' Alliance has memor
ialized congress to submit a constitu
tional amendment forbidding any
state to authorize a lottery.
An immense fund has been raised
in North Dakota to secure the repeal
of constitutional prohibition.
The laboring classes and anarchists
staved awav f mm the nnlla in tha
Spanish election and the government
has a heavy majority of the deputies.
The courts sustain the law abolish
ing separate schools in Manitoba.
The nitrate companies operating in
Chile have combined to limit produc
tion and elevate prices.
The Canadian parliament was dis
solved Feb. 2. Elections, March 5.
The hospital at Skopin, Russia, has
been burned, with fourteen patients
Meissonier is dead.
A crusade has been started against
the Mormons at Nottingham, Eng
land, where they are numerous. t
Patti is seriously ill.
Fortv men were Ret nt
ing communication with the snow
Mocked villages in the-Morea, Greece
fifteen cJher z-v. Heath.
Razors la Jail.
Recently Sheriff Stanley of Sacra
mento county received some very in
teresting information in regard to the
county jail. The result was that all
the prisoners were brought from their
cells nnd placed In the "big room"
and a thorough search made of all
the apartments in the prison. The
search resulted in the rinding of two
or three razors and as many pocket
knives either secreted about the pris
oners or their cells.
Amorg those provided with a razor
was Charles Freeman, who Is under
sentense of death for murdering a
poor, weak invalid by dragging him
from his bed nnd plunging him head
downward In a water barrel, but whose
case has been appealed to the supreme
"Where did you get that razor?"
gasped a deputy.
" Get that razor? " replied Freeman,
' Why, I've been shoving myself for
the past seven months."
The new sheriff has also been puz
zled as to how the prisoners were gup
plied with opium, but acting upon
information received, an investiga
tion revealed a hole in the wall lead
ing to the alley and which was made
for the escape of water, but which has
been used, as is now known, as an
avenue for transmitting opium to
prisoners. A little cement soon shutJ
off the supply of the drug, however.
The sheriff also discovered that
prisoners hat! begun a tunnel through
the back brick wall and had made
considerable progress. The debris
had been carried In the prisoners
pockets and dumped into the water
closets. At times when the work could
not be carried on a piece of furniture
was so arranged as to hide from view
the mutilated wall. Communication
with the outer world would have been
made the next day.
Progress at Saa Francisco.
The progress of seawall work at San
Francisco Is likely to soon materially
change the course of commerce in
the city. Hitherto the great bxilk of
the shipping has had its headquarters i
south of the foot of Market street, j
The building of the seawall northward
around Telegraph Hill has caused
many ships to land their cargoes in
that locality, and now that the harbor
commissioners have decided to build
a railroad around the water front the
Pacific Mail steamship company,
whose lease of the property It uses in
the southern part of the city expires
next year, has bought two blocks of
land between Mason and Jones, Beach
and Jefferson streets on the extreme
northern water front, and Its heavy
business will be done there instead of
away to the south. The ferry lines
running from Tiburon and Sausalito
are likely to change their landing
places to the same locality and the
long-neglected northern part of the
city will rise in importance accordingly-
I'ndergronnd Water In the Southwest,
General E. S. Nettleton and W. W.
Follett of the artesian underground
water flow expedition, sent out by
the agricultural department to ex
amine the Rocky mountain region,
have gone to El Paso, where they will
undertake to determine the velocity
of the underflow in the Rio Grande
valley. They will cut trenches in the
river bed below El Paso and by the
use of analine dyes will color the
water so that it can be distinguished
when it reaches a cut further down
the river, and by this means they
hope to secure data upon which to
base accurate calculations as to the
From there General Nettleton goes
to the Pecos valley region of New
Mexico, where a month will be spent
In the examination of the newly de
veloped artesian basin, where flowing
wells have been struck at a depth of
207 feet. He has made a careful ex
amination of the rock formation in
the Santa Fe valley, and speaks very
favorably of the outlook for flowing
wells there. He estimates that a flow
of one cubic foot of water in that
valley, where horticulture is a leading
industry, is worth not less than $3000,"
and predicta that all irrigation enter
prises in the west are on tb verge of
a great boom.
San Francisco, Feb. 9.
Potatoes of the best quality re get
ting a little scarce, but poor ones are
quite plentiful. Best Burbanks hold
well at l,cents a pound.
Beans are firm and rising in price.
Rice has been ruling higher during
the past week and still tends upward
in price. Best Sandwich Island brings
5J cents a pound.
Poultry is weak on account of heavy
shipments from the east. Dressed
hens and roosters sold as low as $4 50
a dozen last week. California fowl
brought higher prices.
Butter is coming in very freely now.
The market is well supplied, with a
downward tendency in price. Cheap
grades are very scarce. Pickled and
firkin are almost entirely consumed.
Fancy brands still bring 37 cents a
Eggs of all grades are declining.
There is a good supply on hand, and
still rushing in lively. A carload of
eastern arrived Feb. 5. .
Hams are very weak in price at
present. The choicest can be bought
for 13 cents a pound, retail. .
Sugar is lower and we look for still
lower prices. '
Cheese-is firm and scarce.
Ward Nicklin, late of Missouri and
presumed to be a member of the
James gang, shot at Chief of Police
T i - r "it- . .. . . ...
.oo jutau' tjouax, wnue the
;itte s sear , mm after arrest.
A Laundry Lesson.
The following practical comments
on Monday's work are taken from an
article in Demorest's Monthly :
Starching Is a process about which
almost every laundress has some
favorite theory. Many use flour
starch for coarse clothes, and laundry
starch for fine .ones; while others
claim that, all 'things considered,
laundry starch it better for all clothes,
and most economical. Flour starch
turns sour very quickly if the clothes
are left rolled up any length of time
before ironing, and causes them to
become yellow. When the starch
sours the only remedy is to put the
articles into the wash again, as neither
airing nor perfume will make them
Laundry starch is properly prepared
by stirring the necesary quantity of
starch in cold water until it is quite
dissolved, then adding boiling water
and stirring continually until the
opaque white of the mixture becomes
semi-transparent, and the starch is
thick almost like jelly. Almost every
laundress has a way of her own for
making starch, ami is tenacious of
her opinion as to what will make it
iron without sticking. Wax, pjcrma
ceti, a bit of tallow candle, salt, soap,
lard, oil, and a score of similar art icles
are recommended, each no doubt
having its advantages; but the most
simple, effectual and inexpensive ad
dition to starch la kerosene, a desert
spoonful of which, stirred into two
quarts of starch immediately after the
boiling water Is added, will prevent
sticking, and be conductive to a high
finish. The gloss which distinguishes
professional laundry-work is produced
by various processes, one of which is
to coat the articles again and again
with a thick, boiled starch, ironing It
In as long as the material will absorb
It, and then poliehing with irons made
specially for the purpose. Collars,
cuffs and shirt-fronts may bo treated
in this way. Other garments usually
require but little starch. Table and
bed linen should have just enough
starch to be smooth and glossy but
must not be at all stiff.
If the pieces are sorted before they
are taken from the laundry it will
save some steps ; but It not, a little
care in hanging up will do as well.
Hang the clothes In order; sheets,
pillow-cases, table-cloths, napkins,
towels and wearing apparel, each sort
by itself. Large pieces should be put
up first, and the basket will be less
heavy if it be necessary to move it.
Shake each piece as It is taken up,
being careful to remove as many of
the folds or wrinkles as possible, ns
this will make the clothes much easier
to iron. Labor in Ironing will also be
saved by hanging the clothes evenly
on the line. Sheets and table-linen
should have the selvages even ; pil
low-eases should be secured by one
side of the hem; drawers, by the
nana ; snirts oy tne lower euge or trie
front, etc. .
The average housewife would ex
claim if she were told that there was
a right and wrong way to put up the
line and hang up tliie clothes; but
there are many particulars wherein
the ordinary methods might be im
proved upon. lhe line should be
placed where the sun shines and there
is a free circulation of air, but no
strong current, which on windy days
would whin out hems and do irrepar
able damage to delicate fabrics. The
fastenings of the lines should be
about seven feet from the ground,
and must not !e too far apart, else
the weight of the clothes will cause
the line to sag, and the garments will
be liable to be soiled by contact with
the ground. When the line is up rub
it with a damp cloth to remove any
dust or soil, and see that there are no
weak spots where the line may break
and allow the clothes to fall to the
A Baby lVn.
For the eight or nine months' old
baby there is nothing better than a
dry goods box made into a baby pen.
Have the box about square in shape,
with sides high enough to come just
under the baby's arms so that he can
throw them over the sides and look
around, while the burden of the
weight of his body Is partly taken
from the little, unsteady, yielding
legs. Tack a lining made from an
old bed comfortable to the sides, or
pad it with new print or cotton bat
ting; put a removable piece in the
bottom of the box. Also tack pretty
chintz or print smoothly on the out
side. Attach some favorite play
things to the sides of the box by a
stout string; then select a time when
baby is especially good-natured for
having him make his acquaintance
with the pen or play house, perhaps
tempting him with a new toy on the
floor of the tiny compartment. I have
never seen a baby who did not like
this arrangement; sometimes in pet
tish moods the playthings went flying
out, but they looked so funny lying at
the end of the string that it was a
great temptation to fish them up
again, and meanwhile the cross fit
was forgotten. The bit of bread for
luncheon between regular meals was
eaten in seclusion on the floor of the
box, and baby soon became envied
by the older children as having a
" home of his very own." The best
feature of the box, or pen, is that the
child is kept from chills and draughts
without entirely restraining free
bodily motion, as is the case when tiod
in a chair, and it is a preternaturally
good child who will sit still a long
time in a high . chair ; this is also
about as dangerous a position as a
child can be placed In. ; Fatal acci
dents or" long illnesses . are not un
common results from tipping over
backward or falling forward from a
high chair on to a hot stove or hard
floor. The low chair is no more com
Elnkes In Cattle and Sheep.
The following correspondence ap
pears In the Rural Press :
Editors Press : A disease has ap
peared among the dairy cows here
abouts, The cows appear
well and In good order, but lie down
and become too weak to rise again,
and after a few hours sometimes a
day or two they die. Uion opening
one of them recently, the gall was
enlarged to nearly three times its
rojer size ; the insides seemed to be
n a high state of inflammation, and
from the outside of the intestines the
inclosed parafites wre detached.
Tho specimens were originally an inch
long and resembled diminutive flat
fish. They were . the color of the
animal's flesh, and each one was at
tached to it by a little sucker end.
When detached from the intestine.
they curled up and struggled. In its
IkhIv could be distinctly seen globules
of blood, and thero were thousands of
parasites in the animal. There is no
doubt that they were th cause of
death. Can you give any information
that may lead to the prevention or
the spread of this malignant diseasse?
Reader, Marin county.
Editors Press : The writer quite
clearly describes a disease and its
cause which has hitherto attracted
but little attention in this country.
Previous notices of it have leen con
fined to tiie statements of veterin
arians, who have found the flukes
the cause either in the liver or in the
lungs.. The animals in which the
Hiikes have leen found have been
either Texan or Californian cattle.
The writer, an employe of the burean
of animal industry, was, during the
last summer, directed by the secretary
of agriculture, Hon. J. M. Rusk, to
investigate the disea.ses of cattle
caused by animal parasites on the
Pacific Coast ami in Texas, and, while
pursuing these duties, found the
flukes in various localities, but not in
sufficient force at that season to cause
serious disease. He also learned that
Dr. M. Francis of College Station,
Texas, had investigated, during the
previous winter, an outbreak of the
disease in southern Texas, in which
the loss ran up into hundreds of cattle.
The disease is caused by a flat (sole
like) worm, which is swallowed by tho
cattle when eating or drinking. It is
a small, round, uiieroseopie body,
usually attached to the grass in the
vicinity of ponds, swales or marshy
ranges. I could not say without in
vestigation whether cattle grazing on
tule lands were more affected With the
disease than others or not, but a priori
should think that they would be.
The parasites are not usually all
taken in at once but through days and
weeks. After they reach the stomach,
they usually find thCfrWayThfo the
liver, and sometimes into the abdomen
where jour correspondent found
them. When in the liver their pres
ence may be detected by- cutting into
the enlarged and thickened white
gall-ducts or into the black, rotten
looking masses which they sometimes
make there or in the enlarged gall
bladder. The flukes which your correspondent
found had invaded the animal from
two to three months earlier, for it is
said that it takesabout this time for
them to reach such a size. During
this time the suckers had been con
stantly removing blood from the cow
and causing her to be more and more
bloodless. In addition to the ansemia
thus produced, an intense inflamma
tion of the lining membrane of the
inside cavity of the cow was set up by
the irritation they produced, which
was really the cause of the animal's
death. This peritonitis has, I believe,
been noticed earlier in Europe but
not in this country.
For the disease taken at the stage
when your correspondent wrote, no
medicinal remedy will serve to cure
the patients. Tonics, as gentian, sul
phate of iron and ginger, and the best
possible nutritive feeding, may serve
to carry the cattle through the disease
if they are not too badly invaded.
Tho remedial treatment should have
been begun about three months
earlier, as in August or September.
This would consist in removing the
cattle from the marsh lands to the
drier pastures, especially if the season
happens to be a wet one. I realize
the difficulty of carrying out this pre
caution by tho majority of cattlemen.
It is given as a practical precaution
for a few who can carry it out and a
necessary precaution for all who
would avoid the disease. Provide, if
possible, drinking water from run
ning water or from tanks or troughs.
The disease usually lasts from five to
six months, but this depends upon the
removal from or continued exposure
to the invading hosts.
The loss falls upon the producer,
for not only is the disease fatal, but
when.not fatal it reduces the flesh and
the "milk of those affected. If the
meat is sold, it is not dangerous -to
tho consumer unless the animal Is
slaughtered when in an acute fever,
but it is less nutritious and worth less
per pound as an article of food.
Cooper' Curtice, Veterinarian, Dept
of Agr., Washington, D. C.
Pertinent 1 'a ra graphs.
The fact cannot be too greatly em
phasized that glanders is a terrible
and incurable disease, fatal alike to
man and beast. In ignorance of its
terrible character it has been per
mitted to exist in Slack's canyon,
Monterey county, for five years past,
and besides many thousand dollars'
worth of stock several human beings
have died from it; It is gratifying to
know that the people of the county
have at last been awakened to t.ie
magnitude of the danger and that
g3 ers has been pretty nearly
8Vi ed out. The only known remedy
i3. ".he diseased animal and
. '- .' '--"""Vburning
The Prince of Wales has a collec
tion of 172 walking slicks.
The issue of f 1.000 Treasury notes is
called the edition de luxe.
The number of Italians in New York
City is roughly estimated at 40,000.
Cornell University has an endow
ment of $ 6,000,000 and an annual In
come of $500,000.
The newest cure for sleeplessness is
a pint of hot water sipped slowly be
fore retiring to bed.
Berliners may be a little slow, bat
they have buried all their telephone
and telegraph wires.
There is an old and widespread no
tion that the mirrors must be removed
from a room in which a corpse is lying-Indiana
now lays claim to the heavi
est man in the world in the person of
a Hoosicr who tips the scale at 907
Baron Harden-Hickey. a well-known
Frenchman, has come to this conn try
for the avowed purpose of assisting in
the spread of Buddhism.
Justin S. Morrill, the father of the
senate, is now eighty years of age.
Both in years and in consecutive ser
vice he is the oldest senator.
It is said that in the rirer approach
to Lake Nicaragua and in the Jake it
self are to be found what are said to be
the only fresh-water sharks known.
The mines along the Union Pacific
Railway now produce over 1,400,000
tons of coal annual, and the owners
are preparing for a much larger out
put. Dr. Brooks, a Johns Hopkins pro
fessor, says that either dredging mast
stop or the Maryland oyster will cease
to be a factor iu the market in three
Rhoda Bronghton. the English novel
ist has written twenty-two books. She
is now a white-haired woman of fifty,
with a sweet voice and an amiable
Tennyson is said to write many short
poems, but his own judgment is that
the publication of them would not help
his fame, and they are pigeon-holed or
Miss Rachel Sherman,, the General's
daughter, is so well posted in politics
that she is an invaluable assistant to
her father in supplying him with names
ana dates that nave grown dim in his
Think of living for thirty-one years as
the guest of the same hotel. That is the
record made by a boarder in the New
York Fifth Avenue Hotel, who has been
there continuously since August 27,
Alexel Platschejew, the poor bat fa
mous Russian poet who was sentenced
to death in 1849, partially pardoned by
Nicholas and restored to his privileges
by Alexander II., has just become in
credibly -wealthy by the death of a
A rug valued at $5,000 was sold in
London recently. It was about thir
teen feet square, and had about 256
stitches to the inch. The material
was wool combed, not cut, from the
In China all the land belongs to the
State, and a trifling sum per acre,
never altered through long centuries,
is paid as rent, this is the only tax in
in the country, and it amounts to but
about CO cents per head.
At Amherst, N. S., recently Rev. Dr.
Hartley lost a valuable ring. ; He ad
vertised but got no tidings until a
dream revealed to him the fact that
the ring was under his bed, and he
found it on one of the slats.
The Japanese suffer from many
special diseases, due to a too exclusive
diet on tish and rice and to the want of
exercise, especially from indigestion,
but they escape a great many by their
exquisite personal cleanliness.
One ot tne largest lorests In the
world stands on ice. It is situated be
tween Ural and the Okhotsk Sea. A
well was recently dug in this region,
when it was found that at a depth of
116 meters the ground was still frozen.
It is said by a New York writer that
11,000 a week is a modest estimate for
the cost of four or five dinners weekly
for any one who is in the social swim.
But who would be so vulgar as to give
four or five set "dinner parties weekly.
One of the oldest settlers of Brewer
is dead in the person . of Simon Wise,
a colored man. He was such an old
settler that he used to keep a smudge
of chips burning all the time in front of
the house "to frighten off the witches."
Wootton," George W. Childs' conn
try home at Bryn Mawr, is regarded as
one of the most expensively maintained
country places' in the United States.
The wages of the servants alone amount
to $1,000 a month. A new stable is in
process of erection on the grounds at
an estimated cost of $40,000.
German teachers aro so poorly paid
that the number is being reduced to an
inconvenient extent and in the com
ing session the Prussian landtag will
have to take the matter in hand. After
a preparation of five years the teacher
finds a position which pavs about $150
a year less than any trained artisan
In Moscow may be seen in the
streets any day a beggar who was, a
few years ago. one of the richest men
in the city. His father left him $7,
600.000. but he gambled it all away.
He cared . literally for nothing but
gambling; and it he had the money
again he would lose it once more in
the same way.
Senator Joe Brown, of Georgia; is
one of the most peculiar public char
acters in the South, as well as one of
the wealthiest men in the nation. His
fortune has been estimated aa high as
$60,000,000. He is said to look more
like a down-at-the-heel book agent
than a senator, bnt he . is one of the
sharpest and shrewdest men in Con
gress. In New York it is estimated, accord
ing to the output, that the annual con
sumptionris fifteen whole pies for each
man, woman and child within the
city. There are twenty establishments
that bake pies exclusively. Of these
one company turns out 8.500 pies a
day, or 2.660.500 pies a year, not count
ing Sundays, and another averages
7.000 a day, or 2,191,000 a year.
Kansas has more miles of railroad
than all the New England states put
together. She has 1.159 more miles
than New York, whose population and
wealth surpass Kansas four to one.
She h&a more than the great states of
Pennsylvania. Iowa or Texas. Kansas
to-day has 8,754 miles of railroad. Illi
nois alone surpasses her; with 9.000
miles. Next comes lows' ---Uh 8,364
mile Following her is . : vylvania
-. 24j then comes T C
At a recent meeting of the California
State Board of Trade W. H. Mills de
livered an address in regard to the
population of the state, from which it
appears that more than half the growth
is found in eighteen cities. Rural Cal
ifornia has not increased In population
at all except in the fruit growing dis
tricts. The value of country real
estate has increased $20,000, 000, in the
last ten years. The country has real
ly decreased in population except ia
the fruit growing sections.
It is, related of Admiral Selfridge
that daring Grant's second adminis
tration he was spending aa evening
out. informally, in a somewhat di rtin
guished company, and on being joked
upon bis withdrawal at the early hour
of 10 o'clock, replied if the others
kept on eating late suppers they might
not live a long as he, though they
were all, or nearly all. younger than
be. The Admiral is now 90 years cf
age, and of the others present on that
occasion ex-Secretary Robeson alone
survives. General Belknap. Justice""
Miller. General Garfield and Senator
Zach Chandler were among the guests.
j, Among the Husband's People.
The young wife who -leaves her own
family in a measnre, that is, in its
close daily life, and enters largely, as
she mnst' needs do, into the life and
circumstances of another family, will
do well for herself if she take with her
a determination to love and to be
loved there. It is an ill adviser who
cautions her to stand upon her rights,
and to let the others observe in the be
ginning that there is to be no inter
ference. It is time enough to resent
interference, if it is of the unwarrant
able sort, when it comes. To go
bristling all over with arms and armor
is to invite attack anywhere. She
should remember, too, that sometimes
parents have the right to interfere.
Even if the interference comet al last,
even if it be ill-judged, she will do bet-
jurciuiv; ouc win ue wise to tool at
the possibilities of her futnre, too. and
to see the folly of weakening of
the anchorages as one may say, of ber
husband's life; to see the better part of
increasing his love and fealty to his
own people, to appreciate the help
they will always be eager to give her
in strengthening the good end ia re
pressing that which is not so good; the
restraint they will be in case of need,
the wall of support to all her endeav
ors. And even if she never require
any help of this sort, and the Tery
thought be a profanity, she should con
vince herself 'that her husband's peo
ple have, before anything ia said, a
right to her affection. They are the
ones of whose flesh and blood, of whose .
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life and manners, of whose thought
and principles, was born that which ie
most precious of all the universe to
her; they eannot be quite unworthy of
some portion of that which their son
evokes. Sometimes she will findVttiese
good people achingjor-ber' love; and
whether they re8o eager as that or
not, if she only give it to them with
quick and tender heart, taking theirs
for granted, whatever are her imper
fections they will be forgiven, what
ever are her excellences they will5 be
exalted, and she will make for herself
and for her husband a happiness far
exceeding that to be had by any other
course. Harper'' a Bazar.
Arcbitectnre ia California.
The Americans have not the art of
making houses or a land picturesque,
The traveller is enthusiastic about the
exqnisite drives though these groves
of fruit, with the ashy or the snow
covered hills for background and con
trast, and he exclaims at the pretty
cottages, vine and rose clad, in their
semi-tropical settin?. dui 11 dv enance
he comes npon an . old adobe - ot a
Mexican ranch house in the country,
he has emotions of a different sorb
There is little left of the old Spanish
occupation, bnt the remains of it make
the romance of the country, and ap
peal to onr sense of fitness and beauty.
It is to be hoped that all such histor
ical associations will be preserved, for
they give to the traveller that which
our country generally lacks, and
which is so largely the attraction of
Italy and Spain. Instead of adapting
and modifying the houses and homes
that the climate suggests, the sew
American comers have brought here
from - the East the smartness and
prettiness of our modern nondescript
architecture. . The low house with re
cesses and galleries, built ronnd an in
ner court, or patio, which however
small, would fill the whole interior
with sunshine and the scent of flowers,
is cne sort oi aweuing mat would snit
the climate and the habit of life here.
But the present occupiers have taken
no hints from the natives. In Tillage
and country they have done all they
can. in spite of 'the maguey and the
cactus and the palm and the umbrella
tree and the live-oak and the riotous
flowers and the thousand novel forms
of vegetation, to give everything a
prosaic look. But why should the
tourist find fault with this? The
American likes it, and be wonld not like
the pietnresqueness of the Spanish or
,the Latin - races -Charles Dudley
Warner, in Harper's Magazine.
' A Soldier's Idea of "F.w
We have heard different versions of
what constituted fun, but we heard a
new one the other day from an old
soldier. At Gettysburg, about the time
of Pickett's charge the relator was
stationed down toward the edge of the
wheat field, and he was sent out in
Moigo ui a svjuau iu relieve us picnei
in a copse of woods. Meeting the Ser
geant he was about to relieve, he asked
him what his orders were. He was in
formed, and among other things the
pickets were not to fire. "Why." said
the relieving Sergeant, "they are firinar
right now. Why don't you stop themP'
O, well, they are just having a little
fun in- there. The rebels have got pos
session of a stretch of stone wall and
our boys swear they are going to take
it away from them." Our informant
went in and soon his men were as
deep in the fun" as their predeces
sors, notwithstanding their orders not
to tire. They kept it up, dodging be
hind trees and working around the
woods until they got a flank fire, ran
in on the stone wall and captured it.
They had their fan and accomplished
their object. Westchester (fa.) Ret
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Maine's Corn Pack.
In the year 1883 the corn pack in
Maine aggregated 8.365.000 cans. This
so overstocked the market that it was
two or three years before it folly re
covered from the effects. In 1887 the
pack was 14.000,000 cans; in 1888 it was
an itinera in iwi inn iKfii Annas E
000.000 each year, and vet.,w . . .
v 'hinf --overproduc - . .
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