The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898, May 29, 1891, Image 1

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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.
Groceries and Provisions,
Cigars, Tobacco, Furnishing Goods,
Etc., Etc.
First-Glass Goods at Reasonable Prices.
Country Produce Taken, in Exchange for
Shingles, Posts, Boards and Pickets.
Notary Public.
Real Estate Brokers
Til Lartre and Small Farms. Bt Fruit Land in Valley. Finest Grain Ranches in
- the WorM. Improved and Unimproved Land, Irom t per Acre and up.
Satisfaction tiuarautepd. Have on hand some CHOICE CITY
PBOFEKTY, Residence and Business. Bargains
in all Additions to the Town. .
Houses Rented and Farms Leased.
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London Liverpool Glob Insurance Co.
Guardian Assurance Co.. of London..
Oakland Home Insurance Co., of Oakland, Cel.
State Insurance Co.. of Salem, Oregon.
Farmers' and Merchants Ins. Co., o f Salem
Collection"! Receive Prompt Attention.
pleas lira in rivingr OUT patrons ail information ueeireo in our una oi ouwuww.
Office over First National Bank. v
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Bank of Lebanon,
Transacts t General lU Business.
Exchange sold on New York, San
lanoifcoo, Portland and Albany, Org
Collections made on favorable terms
Dealer la
Groceries and Provisions.
Tobacco and Cig-ai-s,
Smokers' Articles.
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
Qneensware and Glassware, Lamps and
Lamp fixtures.
Mate Street.
Lebanon, Oregon
Meat Market
Fresh Salted Beef, Pork, Mut
ton, Sausage, Bologna & Ham,
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Sam'l M. (tAELASI),
Notary Business a Specialty. We take
Southern Pacific Boutc.
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Mail Dally.
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Local Dally (Except Sunday.)
Ar 90 A. XC
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TrmiBft Sally
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Albany Ar f 9 :33 A. 1
Lebanon Ir ( 8 :3 A. 1
Albany Ar I 4 :26 p.
Lebanon Lt j 3 :40 P. 1
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7:30 A. M.
8 . 22 A. M.
Tourist Sleeping: Can
For accommodation of Second-Class Passengers.
anaer ea so axpreHs raua
Mall Train Daily (Except Sunday.)
At Albany and Corvallls connect with trains of
Oregon racinc uauroaa.
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aa-Th roueh tickets to all noints Bast and South.
For Ueheta and lull Information regarding
rates, maps, etc, can on uo s agem auDBnon.
Manager. Asst a. F. a P. Aft
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I. 11. BOllUM.
Tonsorial Artist
A Good Shave, Shampoo, Hair
Cut, Cleaned or Uressea.
Hot and Cold Baths at all Hours.
Children Kindly treated. Calland see me.
Barker : and : Hairdresser.
Lebanon. Oregon.
Shaving, Haircutting and Shampoo
ing in the latest and best style. Spec
ial attention paid to dressing Ladies'
hair. Tour patronage respectfully ao-
Farm Notes
Bllaa. on Dairy Vtorma.
Iu responce to numerous inquiries
repnrdlug the use of the siio in storing
food for stock the foilowinB report of
work done in this line nt the Oregon
experiment station has ijeen pre
partnl. A small silo was built iu the barn
on the station farm In 1889. It con
sisted of a portion of the lower floor,
10x13 feet, partitioned off with 3x8
studding, placed 13 inches apart, and
extending to the upper floor, 10 feet
above. On the side next the Bide of
the barn the studs were 16 inches
apart. The floor of the silo was made
on the ground, 18 Inches below the
barn floor, making the ello 11 feet
deep. The studding was boarded in
side with common rough lumber run
ning across the studs. Tarred build
ing paper was placed on this, lapping
enough to break joints. Then a cover
ing of matched flooring running up
and down was put overthe paper,
making a smooth and air-tight wall.
A coat of hot gas tar and resin was
put on the last coverinUo. protect
the lumber from the hot juices of the
silage. The tar and resin was used
in the proportion of one pound of resin
to one gallon of tar. This portion of
the silo has been filled the third time
and there is no Bign of decay in the
lumber. There was no floor in the
silo when filled the first time, simply
the ground cevered with two or three
inches of pounded gravel. This
worked all right until the rate found
out the merits of silage and began
explorations. A cement bottom has
since been put in to protect the silo
"from these rodents. - - 4
Many use plank floors and are mueh
pleased with them; observing the
same precautions that are taken in
the construction of the walls namely,',
to keep out the ait and vermin, and to
make it strong enough to support the
great weight of the green silage.
In the fall of 1889 the silo was
partially filled with corn of several
varieties, grown on the experimental
plats and on the farm. About 15 tonB
were available for silage, hence the
silo was only partially filled. The fill
ing was delayed by the cutter not
arriving on time.' On account of this
delay the corn was very badly frost
bitten, so much so that when cut the
leaves were dry and brittle. Notwith
standing this condition of the fodder
it made excellent feed, noue being re
fused uy the stock. The silo was
filled the first week in October.
After filling the silo tarred paper
was spread over the top, and loose
boards laid over this, with about half
of a cord of fir wood placed on the
Is to hold them in position and
press them down in a measure. There
was comparatively little weight, and
even this may be dispensed wttfa, as
many have determined in practice.
When the silo was opened January
1, 1890, there was a few inches of poor
silage on the top. This wag removed
to the manure pil and feeding begun.
All the covriing was removed from
the top, wUit'h is thought to be the
best method, as there is no loss when
a layer is taken off every day or two
ff feeding.
There were no animals on the farm
that had ever been fed on silage, yet
some of them ate it at once and ail
soon became very fond of it. It Is
best to reed only a little of the silage
at first, as in the case of any new kind
of food animals have to learn to eat it.
The animals were given one feed each
day for a few dayB; but later two
feeds were given, constituting the
main ration. A small ration of bran
was given to cows giving , milk.
Better results are realized If there is
one feed of dry material given each
day, or the animals are given the
privilege of the straw stack. I believe
straw can be utilized .very satisfac
torily when fed in this way.
All of the cattle, consisting of ten
head, were fed on the silage until the
middle of March, when the supply
gave out. In May, 1890, five or six
tons of mixed clover and grass, cut
from the college lawn, were placed in
the eiio. This was covered with a
layer, three inches thick, of green rye
which had been run through the feed
cutter. The clover and grass was not
cut with the feed cutter. The silo was
covered as before, except there was
no paper placed over the material.
The feeding of the clover sileage was
begun July 1. ' The animals were very
fond of it, and the cows gave more
milk than when running in the pas
ture. This is one of the strong points
in favor of the silo ; i. e., by its use
the supply of succulent food can be
kept up during the dry season. Dairy
products bring a better price at this
time than earlier in the season, and
the pastures invariably fail during
these dry months. The practice of
feeding silage at this season has been
successfully followed by those who
are-engaged in the dairy business.
A boat Strawberries.
The strawberries that seem to be
safe to plant everywhere throughout
this coast are Lanfrworth's Prolific
old, medium size, very good; Sharp
less very large, poor in quality, pro
ductive, but fairly good for home use
if allowed to become fully ripe ; Mon
arch of the West fine south and in
Arizona; Wilson's Albany is still
prized by many, and is exceedingly
rich and fine if allowed to ripen on the
vine; Cinderella is fine near the coast
on strong soils. Varieties seemingly
worthy of further trial: Downing,
Haviland, Bubach's No. 5, Warfield's
No. 2, Parker Earle Eureka and
Princess. These have all been found
to withstand heat and drouth well.
Petaluma Courier.
Emperor William has forbidden
court preachers to make their sermons
longer than fifteen minutes.
Woman's World.
Wom.nB PrM Anroelatloii.
The Women's Press association held
Its " journalists' day " at Ban Fran
cisco May 11. Mrs. Nellie. Blessing
Eyster presided. Mrs. Eyster en-i
nounced the illness of Mrs. Emily T.
T. Park hurst, and in the Matter's
absence read her paper on the duties
of local writers to the community in
which they live. In reply to the criti
cism that the members of the associa
tion were not genuine journalists, Mrs.
Park hurst ably argued that news
paper workers had more to do than
supply news. They were builders of
the commonwealth.
A flue paper, "The Editorial Chair,"
was read by Mrs. Maggie D. Brainard
of the Santo Clara Valley. "Soul
reaping," said Mrs. Brainard, "is the
aotual vocation of the editor, whecher
he realizes it or not."
Mrs. Emily Browne Powell recited
her prize poem, "The Story of the
Ages." Mrs. Abby Holton gave an
essay on " Special Articles." A lively
discussion followed.
Mrs. Mary Lambert then read an
able paper on " Poetry." Mrs. Char
lotte Perkins Stetson followed with a
vigorous, encouraging poem ad
dressed to The Girls of To-day."
Mrs. Eliza Keith in her essay, " Ed
itorial Discourtesy," 1 scored the
A resolution of sympathy was passed
for Mrs. Elizabeth Hogan, whose
mother recently died
Mrs. Edholm was appointed fraternal
delegate to the convention of the
Pacific Women's Christian Temper
ance Union to be .held at Portland, Or.
The next meeting of the Women's
Press association will be held the
second Monday Ift July. This will be
authors' day.'
Wlitt M otnr are Mad. For.
A home is what a woman makes it.
A daughter is, in nine cases out of
every ten, the reflection of her mother,
writes Edward W. Bok In the Ladies'
Home Journal. The training of the
girl of fifteen is shown in the woman
of fifty. A son may, by contact with
the rough world, sometimes outlive
his early home influences a daughter
rarely does. She may make a mis
step. Indiscretion may be to her a
necessary teacher; but her early do
mestic training will manifest itself
sooner or later. A mother's word, a
domestic proverb told at eventide by
the quiet fireside, has been recalled by
many a woman years after it was
uttered. " I thank Ood that my
mother told me what other women
have been taught by the world," said
a gentlewoman to me not long ago.
This, my friend, is the tribute which
your daughter and mine should be
able to pay to on loiiK attei J
,wc Riv gone. A he world has a sharp
way of teaching Its truths to a girl.
Is it not far bettor, -then,' that her
mother should tell her with that sweet
and sympathetic grace and tender
ness which only a mother knows? The
flowers most beautiful to the eye and
sweetest to the smell grow In good
soil. The world's noblest women
have sprung from good homes.
The question of admitting women
to the Methodist general conference
provoked an interesting discussion at
the meeting of Methodist, preachers
in San Francisco May 11. The paper
opening the subject was read by Rev.
M. D. Buck. ' Discussing his subject
historically, the reverend gentleman
cited many examples of Womanhood
equal to all emergencies of public and
private economy. He "told" uf women
high in the council of great states, of
women powerful in the deliberations
of mental and moral con grosses, of
women able and discriminating iu the
accomplishment of reforms and in the
adjustment of existing institutions.
Woman has been found equal to" the
re! onaibllities of her environment.
She should be admitted to a religious
and moral conference. In schools and
colleges sho has .elded a subtle and
modifying influence. She is capable
to judge and act as well as follow.
The opinion of many of the ministers
present was heartily in sympathy with
the views of the essayist. There were
not a few, however, who deemed
woman's true and only sphelre the
home circle. Woman Is an equal of
man, but her activity should not Jsfe
hfs. Created with concurrent powers,
they move in different orbits.
After a business meeting of the
Woman's Press Club in New York the
other day Mrs. Candace Wheeler pre-"
sented a plan for an apartment-house
for women which met with the appro
bation of the club. The plan is for a
building which shall contain suits of
rooms and single rooms, together
with a restaurant for those who do
not care to keep house. She said :
" That such need may be understood
it is desirable that the professional
women of New York should co-operate
by forming an association and choos
ing a committee who are qualified to
decide upon the necessary require
ments of a building for woman s oc
cupation. The opportunity for invest
ment would be made apparent to cap
italists and a substantial proof of the
demand would be given them." -
Miss Caroline Guelph, the neglected
daughter of George -the 4th of Eng
land who was born at Kensington in
1815 and baptized in the church there
that year, as shown by the record, is
dying in the Camberwell poorhouse.
We offer One Hundred Dollars reward for any
case of catarrn that cannot be cured by taking
Hall's Catarrh Cur.
F. J. CHKNKT A OO., Props., Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Chenev
tor tne laet 15, and believe him perfectly
honorable In all business transactions, and fin
ancially able to carry out any obligations xiade
by their Arm. ' . - -
West a Tbuax, Wholesale Tlrugglsts- Toledo, O.
Waujino, K inn an ft Itf abtix. wholesaU Drug
gists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure IsNfsJton vtentall'. acting
directly upon tne blood and mueu au faces of
the system. TesUinoulalb sent ti -c 1&
per bottle. Sold by all drufglsta, ?j ;.
Current News.
A WholMal Fatal Bnrnlnfr. '
Terrible forest fires had been raging
in Pennsylvania and May 11 at Moore's
Bun, on the Sinnamahonlng road, a
train load of seventy-five willing men.
sent out from Austin the preceding
night, had been fighting back the
fire byevery conceivable means. They
made trenches, piled up eartry and
lighted fires but were finally jliged
to retreat.
The men hastily boarded the train
and started to make the run to another
point, when it was found that they
were hemmed in by forest fires on one
side and a huge skidway of burning
logs on the other. It was finally de
cided to dash past the burning skid-
way, and the engineer and fireman,
with their faces covered with damp
ened cloths and their hands and arms
wrapped in wool, pulled through the
wall of fire.
The seventy-five exhausted men
gathered in groups on the flat ears
for protection or lay on their faces on
the floor. The engineer had forgotten
that such a great heat would surely
warp the rails. Suddenly there was a
lurch, an ominous heaving and a
shriek of dispair as the train toppled
over into the hell of fire beneath. The
ars caught Are like so many play
things and . the men within, half-
blinded, and scarcely realizing any
thing except that they were being
slowly roasted to death, struggled
tearfully to regain the track, where
safety lay, tor a time at least. Those
uninjured from the udl and only
smarting from the pain of the intense
heat, bravely turned theff burned,
blackened hands to aid their more
unfortunate fellows. ;
Superintendent Badger of the Sin
namahonlng Valley railroad, who was
in charge of the train, went down
under some of the wreckage and un
doubtedly burned to death. Six others
also mleerably perished at onee or
died soon afterward, and thirty others
ot the party were badly burned, many
probably fatally, having Inhaled the
The works and stock at thirteen oil
wells have been burned at Pine Grove.
Numbers of people from the burned
districts In Michigai have asked the
railway companies for transportation
to places where they have friends, as
they were not able to save more than
the clothing they wore. Clinton,
Claire county, and Walkervllle.Oceana
county, have been burned. A tract
six miles long and three miles wide
has been burned- over at Beyos. .-
Over 100,000 square miles of virgin
forest in Wisconsin has been de
stroyed, r, , .J.
iiiany Belgian strikers are returning
to work.
The strikers in Pennsylvania con
tinue to induce many new men to quit
work and the employers continue to
flood the region with laborers from
other parts of the country.
Oakland was drawn into the San
Francisco mill hands strike.
- The New Tor k lumber trade associ
ation has stopped building operations
in that city by refusing : to deliver
lumber where union men are em
ployed, in retaliation for a boycott
placed by the anion on a member of
the association. . :iv"
Strikers with shotguns attempted
to prevent Davis & Son, proprietors
of a brickyard at Denver, and a num
ber of non-union recruits, from going
to the brickyards and F. N. Davis
ordered his men to Bhoot, and Bhoot
to kill, and they did; killing one man
and wounding several.
I At Ghent 3500 weavers have struck.
All the union elgarmnkers In New
Hampshire ar? on ft strike for an ad
vance to tl 50ju thousand. ....:
; A strike ot spinners, followed by
riots, is reported at Warsaw. The
lead era are German socialists.
i The employes of the National tube
works, Pittsburg, got a nine-hour day
itfter a strike of fifteen weeks.
r-u t j -j- . ..
mo vuiw($u emu nuibuncDictu iui-n
road disoharired all its 350 union
switpftmen at Chicago May 14 because
of their insistence on the re-employment
of a discharged member and
filled' their places with new men.
AU the breweries at Portland and
the brewery at V aaeou vefaave agreed
to efnploy National union men and
the Pacific Coast union men are out.
TUvals of the Fricke coke combina
tion are openly aiding the strikers.
i The Oregon Improvement company
has imported 450 negroes, with their
families, to take - the place of the
strikers a Franklin, Wash.
The Pacific coast' brewers union
will test at Portland the anti-boycott
law passed last winter ,
The constitution for federated Aus
tralia is completed. After threfeool
onles (which are to be called states
under the federation) have accept
it the imperial parliament jstobe
asked to sanction it and the queu ttu
appoint a governor general and pro
claim a day for the constitution to
take effect.
Then the governor general s to ap
point a cabinet and call elections, when
each state will choose eight senators,
four to serve six years and four to re
tire at the end. of" three years, after
which the term shall be six years.
A house of representatives of one
for every, 30,000 inhabitants, and not
less than four from any state, is to be
elected, its term to be three years.
The bodies are to be called a parlia
ment and have duties identical' with
those of the United States congress.
Parliament is to meet every year.
I ntef -colonial free trade is to pre
vn' TS soon as a tariff system has boen
d by th?r" Tnets" -
General News.
Blaine says there Is as yet nothing
to arbitrate between Ituly and the
United States in the New Orleans
The prohibitionists in Iowa brought
a suit to have the prohibition con
stitutional amendment put in force.
An attempt was made to block them
in the federal courts, but Judge Shiras
decided at Des Moines May 13 that
the matter belongs to the state courts
The electrical execution law of New
Tork has been declared valid by the
federal supreme court.
The college of bishops, to which
Bev. D. C, Keiley appealed from a
decision of the conference deposing
him for having, with his presiding
elder's consent, made a canvass as
the Prohibition candidate for gov
ernor, has sustained his appeal on the
ground that he was dented the right
of a trial by a committee of his con
ference. It is believed that such a
committee would have sustained his
Asbury Green, a colored man serv
ing a sentence foran lndecentassault,
was dragged from jail at Centerville,
Md., May 12, and hanged by a mob.
White Caps tried to tar and feather
.Louis Walterr and Mrs. Thomas
Graham at Fostorin, Mich., but Wal
ters choked Mrs. Thomas Campbell,
who had instigated the outrage, al
most to death, and when her husband
interfered Walters pave htm a good
whipping and then left town with Mrs.
Graham. tr ,
The forest fires in Michigan have
been more destructive tins season
than for many years past.
Half the public debt has been paid
In the past ten years. ...
The widow of President Polk is 88
years old. She was at the wedding of
her grandnlece. Miss Sadie Polk Fall,
at Nashville, May 12.
A bride, whipped by White Cap
women at Ducktcwn, Tenn., has died
of her injuries.
Corte. the Italian codbu! ut New
Orleans, has quarreled with the grand
jury and the city government and the
latter has demanded his recall. He
goes to Italy, he says, only to verbally
explain the lynching and attendant
Sister Catherine, formerly Miss
Drexel, will open a school for colored
cnuuren at lsauas, iei.
A man and wife named Miller died
in New York the other day of trichi
nlasls. They were the first persons
attacked by that disease in that city
ii tnree years.
3. A. and Samuel Riley and Berry
Fowler found a bottle of aconite at
Stanford, III., thought it was whisky.
drank it and died.
The New Orleans committee of fifty,
appointed by the mayor before Hen-
nessy was murdered to investigate
the Mafia murders, reports that there
had been ninety-lour of them com
mitted by Italians where the accused
escaped for want of evidence, the
witnesses being terrorized by the
Mafia. Consul Corte had admitted
the existence of the murderous body
and had gAvea the n&me- of & num
ber of members, but suddenly stopped
ana reiusea to give any more aia
Then occurred the murder of Hen
nesy, the farce of a trial and the
Blaine Is much troubled with gout.
Mayor Shakespeare of New Orleans
has triven notice to the Prnvpnnnn
brothers that If thy do not cease their
bullying and intimidation of rivals
the police force will stop it " if it is
necessary to wipe flora the face of the
eartn every member or tne gang.
Fire destroyed the greater part of
aiusKegon, mien., Alay le, including
350 dwellings and all the principal
uusiness nouses.
Barney Brooks and wife, who
drugged Lody Wirt and sold her to
Tom Parker, a gambler, have been
turned loose and Parker is out on
bail which he is expected to jump.
The grip has proved fatal in many
tses in London. Seventy members
of parliament have been down with it
at a time.
France has decided to allow pool
selling on races under a tax.
Portugal Is the scene of a financial
Eanic ana everybody expects the out
reak of a revolutionary movement.
Some unknown persons exploded a
bomb in the department of the interior
premises tne otner aay.
The government was sustained In
the pantsn election.
I lvrjuoiuuu una uiuiwu uuk iu iuwu
In the conflict between the power of
Parnell and that of the Catholic church
Parnell is fast losing ground,
General Brock, chief of gendarmerie
at Warsaw, suspecting the police of
aupucuy, oruerea me students' quar
ters searched at a certain hour, orev-
lous to which he himself searched the
quarters and found nothing of an
incriminating nature. The chief
awaited the arrival of the police and
discovered that they had supplied
themselves with revolutionary proo-,
lamauons witn tne intention or man
ufacturing public sentiment.
The body of Madam Blavatsky was
Fighting between England and
Venezuela over the boundary ques
tion is considered almost unavoidable
Terrible anti-Hebrew atrocities are
reported at Corfu, Greece, where
corpses of murdered Jews lie unburied.
An investigation by the commander
of the United States steamer Kearsage
shows that contract laborers who have
been lured to Navassa by the phos
phate company are being treated as
slaves and.&bused, clubbed and mur-
A Chinese
mob has burned and
looted the British consulate and cus
tom house at Woo Hoo, a treaty port
in the province of Ngan Holi. The
British consul was wounded and his
wife escaped by disguising herself as
a Chinese woman.
1 No other element is so inimical to
the success of American wool growing
as the large use of the lime and sul
phur dip. It injures the fibre and
lowers tne quality of our American
grown wool. v
Six persons have died of trichinlas
in Meining, Germany, and fourteen
more have the disease. It was caused
by eating diseased pork of local pro
duction. Oueen Victoria has become very
W hen the czarowitz reached Otsu,
Japan, in swinging around the circle,
a policeman, Tsuda Sanzo, tried to
'It - dieting a severe sword put
Has; It Thompson, m Wanderer n the Fst
nt the Erth for Tweaty-flre Tears aad
Conld Hot Keeall Bis Own Nana
Amoiifr the million claim filed awav
In the Pension Bureau is hidden
tnttlerial for more thrilling rotrs.nces
than Rudyard Kipling ever dreamed
of. nay a a writer "in the Washington
FoaL There was a ease brought to
final adjudication recently that even
when told in the rieid. concise ohrase-
ology of the legal documents, verifying
its strange ieaLurea,reaos more liae tne
fanciful creation of a novelist than cold
Sept. 1. 1862, there enlisted at Van :
Wert, O., in the Fifteenth Ohio Volun
teer Infantry a youth
of 20 named Hugh Thompson. There
was nothing to distinguish- him special
ly from a thousand other farmer lads
who donned the bine and marched
away to the front In the early days of
the irreat war. His surviving soldier :
comrades recall him as a bright, cheer-
iui young reiiow. witti a low pitched ;
voice, as one of them remembers, and
always cheerful and ready i&rHatj.
At the battle of- -Chickamauga, as a
comrade relate, while they were lying
on the ground at the front to escape
ths tempest of balls that swept the thin
woods where his regiment was en
gaged, a case shot, probably deflected
from a tree, struck him in the head and
bis face was instantly covered with
blood. His companion spoke to him,
but be did not answer.
Just then the order to fall back was
given. He was assisted to his feet,
stavered a few yards in a dazed way,
and then fell ia a heap as a Confederate
brigade swarmed into tbe woods, and
his comrades were forced to leave hi no,
evidently dying from a mortal wound.
He never rejoined them.
Tbe War Department records bear
opposite his name this note: "Woonded
and missing in the battle of Cbicka
matiga, Sept. 19. 1863." And so be
disappeared from comrades, and
frienus,and home, one of the unknown
dead, remembered only as a component
of the myriads of soldier boys who
gave their young lives for their coun
try. His father, years afterward, ap
plied for a pension on account of his
service. hU mother having died prior to
his enlistment. No doubt was raised
as to bis death in tbe army, bat the
claim was rejected on the legal ground
of non-dependence.
Tbe next scene in this strange his
tory opens on a snowy country road in
Northern Illinois, near tbe village of
Cleveland, in tbe winter of 1870. Night
was coming on as a small-sized but
sturdily built traveler breasted his way
against tbe keen winds that swept the
bleak -prairie- --- He -was comfortably
dressed in a good working soit, with
a pair of new boots on his feet and a
coon-skin cap on bis head. He carried
in old-fashioned oil-cloth valise, and
appeared to be looking for a place to
stay over night. Ana - Jtltete on the"
lonely road in the darkening twilight
ot mm. ireeziug reonwr? evening in
the year of grace 1870, JHusrh Thorn d-
son, thv wounded soldier of Cbicka
niauga, "came to himself,1 as he ex
pressed it. It was just as if at that mo-
meat ne oad awoke from a dreamless
sleep of seven years and become con
scious of existence.
But his memory was gone, totally
and absolutely. But other faculties
were keen enough, but be could not re
call nis own name, where he bad been,
his family, or his home. His entire
past up to that moment was simply a
blank. The only thing that connected
him with a former existence was aa
idea that be was looking for a Mr.
Baker, who needed men to work. This
turned out to be correct. He found him,
and was given employment in a coal
When asked his name he replied
mechanically, 'Henry Thompson,"
though why he said Thompson"
rather than "Brown" or "Smith" he
could not explain. He was a good and
reliable worker, but subject to spells.
when he would disappear for days or
weeks, bnt always returned and took
up the thread of existence where he had
left it.
The cloud on his darkened mind
gradually lifted, and old scenes and
incidents came back to him more or
less vividly. He became aware that
be bad been in the army and had been
wounded. Along in tbe '80's be drifted
to nansas ana enterea a nomesteao. on
which he settled, having married in
Illinois. - .
He finally became satisfied that he
bad served in an Ohio re&lment. ami
then, aided hy the Grand Army men of
AJinsaa, in wnom ne torn nis story, ne
set about discovering his borne and bis
family. The discouraging feature to
him was that be did not know whether
tbe name be went by was really bis
own or not. The local newspapers
took up tbe matter, gave accurate de
scriptions or mm, and tbe strange his
tory of the Nameless Soldier, as he came
to be known, traveled to Ohio, and was
read in the columns of the Van Wert
. Gazette by his aged father. Tbe per-
annul H Ari utinn r II toil in a,.
with thjfTof hi is lo Dg-ajou rned son, and
correspondence followed
- Tbe son. while not able Ia mnall Van
Wert, had a clearer version 61 bis boy
hood ts home, and wrote an exact de
scription of it as be had last seen it, a
quarter of a century before log bouse
and stone chimney, the well with the
long sweep to raise the bucket, the
high-banked stream that ran through
the farm all still as be had left them,
for changes are slow in the backwoods.
The result was that be returned borne
In 1887, was easily latent! tied by bis
family and former comrades, applied
for a pension, and the certificate direct
ing payment to him as the wounded
and missing Hugh Thompson of
Chickamauga was duly forwarded.
Through all bis wanderings and
this sounds like a Sunday-school tale,
but the incideut is lejrally proved, and
forms part of the evidence of his iden-tity-he
carried a little Testament,
given to him by a sister, with an In
scription in rhyme, when he enlisted.
The sister, still living, recognized it at
once when be exhibited it upon his re
turn. All his efforts have so far failed
to recall to him anything that occurred
to him from the time that he tumbled
over on the bloody hold of Chicka
mauga until the strangtt awakening of
his dormant perceptive faculties
He has a dim impression of working
id a village or town, wiin a uuiutainin
idb square, iuu oi h iirijini-i:; -u
'Zj- named '1 in
. i. a b)
bis memory ever be thoroughly reha
bilitated what a strange tale of a double
life it might anfold. .
Great Ughta Qnarreled.
'In the morning, at our usual time,
9 o'clock, oar guettfs came to the
dining-room, where my wife sat by the
samovar, and .Lbexpeetation of cof
fee. Sat at the, "TD ot tbe table,
says a write ..foreign exchange.
"Aurgeni" , my wtzes rig tit
hand an JTon the left. Know
ing tb. ;..'.ance Turgenien at that
time ascribed to tne education of bis
daughter, my wife asked him whether
be was sattshed with bis jsagusn gover
ness. Torgenieff began to sing ber
praises, and, among other things, said
that tbe governess bad asked htm, with
English exactitude, bow much his
daughter might spend la charity.
'Now,1 said Tureenieff, she wants my
daughter to collect tbe ragged elotbes
of tbe poor and mena mem,
"And do you consider that to be
good V asked Tolstoi.
Of course! it brings tbe charitable
person closer to the poor, replied Tor
genieff. "And I thick,, said Tolstoi, Hhat a
well dressed girl who takes the dirty
raga in her lap aets an insincere and
theatrical part-'
"'i request yoa not to say so,.: aatu
Tnrerenieif. with aui vers nit nostrils
; 'Why should I not say what I am
e&ovineed ot? answered Tolstoi.
I bad no time to interpose, eon-
tinned tbe writer, "when Tnrgemeff
said, pale with anger: Then 1 will
force yon to silence by an insaltH With
tnese woras ne rose from tne table;
then suddenly clasped bis hand excited
ly over nis race ana ten tne room.
After a moment he came back and said.
addressing my wife:
"i oeseecn yon to forgive my
ness. I am deenlv sorrv for it.' Th
be withdrew. Understanding that the
two late friends eould no lunger re
main together, I ordered separate ear :
riages for them.
In Popocatepetl Cratesv
Mr. Monrel Ixs Tanos of Chichihao,
Mexico bas been visiting friends ia this
city recently. Mr. Dos Tanos frs Mex
ican mining engineer. He told yester
day of his descent into the crater of
Popocatepetl, tbe volcano which ia
now practically extinct:
I went down into tbe crater of the
mountain farther probably than any
other man to examine the anlphur
mines,1 said the young Spaniard.
Very few persons of tbe United States
have even made tbe ascent of this
mountain. It is worse than climbing
tbe Matterhoni. It costs about $60 iu
the first place, takes several days, and
if very exhausting. I was letdown in
to tbe crater the same way that tbe
Mexican miners who dig BolpburW
this elevation of 18.000 feet by -means
of a windlass and a rope. Tbe mouth
of the crater is more than half a mile
across. Tbe mine is owned by Gen.
Ochoa who lives in tbe city of Mexico.
I saw there and examined carefully
thousands of tons of tbe purest salphnr
ever mined. When Cortex and his
soldiers visited that conntry they need
ed sulphur for gunpowder and ascend
ed tbe mountain for the first time in
its history, tbe natives said. I tell yoa
it must have taken a vast amount of
nerre to go up an unknown mono tain
like Popocatepetl and then descend in
to a crater yke the mouth of that vol
cano. I think everything considered,
it beau anything I have ever beard of
in history or fiction. The natives who
gather the salphnr now OTily secure
small packages of it which they fasten
to their backs. They then slide ewa
the snow on tbe mountain after thV
manner of woodcutters of France. For y
this venturesome work they get about
20 cents per day.n Kansas City Times,
i Servants.
While tbe Chinese do make good
servants. It is cot always easy to capt-ure-Vfirize;
and while banting for one
among the wilderness of incapabes, a
housekeeper may meet with some very
disagreeable experiences. Some of 1
them are the natural outcome of the ,
state of affairs. Since tbe passage of
tbe Bestriction Act, tbe Celestial, whose '
commercial instinct at once appre
ciated the law of supply and demand,
advanced his price and became more
exacting as to bis accommodations.
No more out-buildings for bim. He
most have a bard-finished room, even
demanding that be might "sleep np
stairs with tbe family. Of course,""
such a demand was made for the ad
ded facility it would give him for pick
ing and stealing. For it cannot be
denied that the majority of Chinamen
are thieves. With tbe exception of
provisions, which they will carry off
bodily if they feel so inclined, or bold -a
banquet in a neighboring Chinaboy's
room, the refreshments t"""lny U
been contributed bbeaJieQpUroji
ing from their employers, while fa in
tends to remain in the place, be will
be scrupulously honest as to money
matters, or to articles of value, reserv
ing himself and his opportunities for
one grand sweep, after his apparent
honesty has dispelled any suspicions
or prejudices that his employer may
have had towards the Chinese aa aa
honest race. But when be does make
a steal, he takes all that there ia ia
sight. There is this peculiarity about
a Chinese robbery, tbe stolen goods
are seldom recovered; let the thief bat
reach Chinatown with his booty, and"'
as well hunt for tbe proverbial needle
in a haystack. Good Housekeeping.
Borden of Memory.
'I saw Phil Kearney brought dead
into camp," said an old ex-soldier the
ether day. "It was the sadest moment
of my life. He was my ideal of a
soldier and of a man. It was he of
whom the ruler of Esrypt said. 'With
a thousand soldiers like him I could
conquer the world. The Confederates
wrapped him tenderly about with oar
own flag and wept over the body of tbe
fearless man.1 r-
-The saddest hour of my life was
when Sedgewick fell." said another.
"And Lincoln, when be died," said
I had a young tent mate, a tender
boy," said a fourth. "He was engaged
to marry my youngest sister. We
shook hands at Gettysburg for the " last
time. When I found him he lay dead
stilL His red cheeks were colorless.
He had walked a distance and he lay
upon his side. Before him oa the
ground lay a letter from borne. Now
I donU think my grief has ever sm
passea wnat l leit then."
Curious, is it . not, after
years, so many gray-hairer1 -carry
as B&irdens of mr
of wariJthesedav- .v
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