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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, OREGOGST, FHIDAY, JUNE 5. 1891.
W. B. DON AC A,
DEALER IN -
Groceries and Provisions,
Cigars, Tobacco, 'Furnishing Goods,
Etc., Etc, ;
First-Class Goods at Reasonable Prices.
GIVE ME A TRIAL
Countrv. Produce Taken in Exoli anw for
; . Goods.
KEEP ON HANI) A STOCK OF
Shingles, Posts, Boards and Pickets
V. C. Petersox,
Real Estate Brokers
HAVE ON HAND
In Large and Small Farms. Best Fruit
me orin. improved ana unimproved Land, from S per Acre and up.
Satisfaetien Guaranteed. Have on hand some CHOICE CITY
PROPERTY, Residence and Business. Bargains
in all Additions to the Town.
Houses Rented and Farms Leased.
London A Liverpool & Globe Insurance Co. " '
Guardian Assuranee-Co., of London.
Oakland Home Insurant Co., of Oakland, Cal.
State Insurance Co.. of Salem. Oregon.
Farmers' and Merchants' Ins. Co.,
Collections Receive Prompt Attention.
pleasure in giving our patrons ail information desired In our line of business.
:dr. c. h. duckett,
J. K. WEATH ERFORD,
ATTORNEY- AT - LAW.
Office over First National Bank.
ALBANY, - - - - - OREGON.
W. R. PILYEU,
ATTORNEY- AT- LAW.
J. I.. COWAN.
J. M. RALSTON
Bank; of Lebanon,
Transacts a General Banking Business.
ACCOUNTS KEPT SUBJECT TO
Exchange sold on New York, San
rar.cho. Portland arid Albany, Org
Collections made on favorable terms
G. T. COTTON,
Groceries and Provisions.
Tobacco and Cigars,
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
Queensware and Glassware, Lamps and
PAY CASH FOR EGGS.
ED. KELLEMRGER, Prop.
Fresh & Salted Beep, Pork, Mut
ton, Sausage, Bologna & Ham.
BACON ANJ1 T.AVD ALWAYS OK HAND
AND BE CONVINCED.
SAM't M. Garland,
Land in Valley. Finest Grain Ranches in
Notary Business a Specialty. We take
EAST AJND SOUTH
Southern Pacific Route.
THE MOUNT SHASTA ROUTE.
EXPRESS TRAINS LIaVS POBTI.A3ID DAILY i
7 .-00 p. m. I
10:23 P.M- j
10 -A5 A.M.
San Francisco Lv
.1S A. M.
Above trains atop only at the following stations
north t Boseburg; East Portland, Oregon City,
Wood burn. Salem, Albany, Tangent, Shedds,
HiUaey, Haxrlaborg, junction Cly, Irving and
80 A. M.
12 :20 p. M.
P :40 p. M.
Ar j 4 :00 P. M.
Ar i 120 X.
LT 6:20 A. M.
Albany Local Daily (Except Sunday.)
Ar f 9 0 A. M.
LT I 5 :00 A. M
2 -3d P. If.
2:2b P. M.
1 S30 A. M.
8:22 A. M.
Ar J 9 r2S a. it
Lv j 8 :40 A. M
Ar i 4 :26 P. M
Lt I 3 :40 P. M
PULLMAN BUFFET SLEEPERS.
Tourist Sleeping- Cars
For accommodation of Second-Class Passengers.
wwc ea to tipre.se trains.
WK8T SIDE tIVTSIOK.
BETWEEN PORTLAND AND CORVALLIS.
Mall Train Daily (Except Sunday.)
At Albany and Corvallla connect with trains of
uragon pacific Kailroad.
(Express Train Daily Except Sunday.)
S-Through tickets to all points East, and South.
For tickets and lull Information regarding
ihm-b, .nape, eic., caii on jo s agent aiteDanon.
R. KOEHLEK, J. F. lUHiEKS.
Manager. Aast G. F. & P. Agt
A Good Shave, Shampoo, Hair
jut, uieanea or uressed.
Hot and - Cold Baths at all Hours.
Children Kindly treated. Calland a
(Snoooosor to C. H. Harmon.)
Barber : and : Hairdresser.
Shaving:, Haircuttiug and Shampooing-
m the latest and best style. Spec
ial attention paid to dressing Ladies'
hair. Your patronage respectfully so
le i ted.
Keeping Ega-a for Hatching-.
"How long can epfta be kept and
batch well? " Is a question that Is fre
quently asked, and some lifrht upon
it may not be unprofitable. The Ken-
end opinion is that they can be kept
as mucu as rour weeks if rifilitly
handled, but an experience of one of
our customers with eegs she bought
from us gives us an insight into what
not to do.
This lady bought a sitting of our
early laying Light Brahma eggs on
March 12, and wrote us a few davs
since that she got but one ehicken
and that almost all the eggs were
entirely infertile: that is, they were
quite clear and showed no signs of
naving been fertilized. Turning to
onr record bofllTwe found that we set
60 of those Light Brahma eggs March
7, ana 66 more March 17. Those set
on March 7 were February eggs that
naa ueen Kept about ten davs. and
they gave us 48 chickens, only four of
tne eggs being Infertile. Of the
second lot, eggs laid immediately
after those sold to Miss D.. we trot 58
chickens from the 66 eggs, and oojy
three were Infertile. - Here was proof
positive that the eggs were all right
wnen sent her, because eggs laid two
weeks previous showed 66 out of 60
fertile, and 58 chicks hatched. We
wrote and asked her how she had
kept the eggs, and she replied that
she took the paper off of each egg, left
the eggs in the box- in which they
were delivered and turned the box
upside down (halfpver) every other
day. This was as It should be and
gave us no light, but a personal in
terview and some questioning re
vealed the fact that they had been
kept in the dining-room closet where
the temperature averaged (probably)
60 degrees. Here, then, was the ex
planation. The directions say " keep
in a cool place a dry cellar is best"
She hadn't kept them in a cool place
(35 to io degrees )i but had kept them
in a warm place, and the warmth had
actually annihilated the germ so that
the eggs were as clear after three
weeks' incubation as though just laid.
a one familiar with hatching en-ox
wouia question their having been
fertile. Our very high average batches
uiNHCTiinKiy oeiore ana after f.-om
precisely similar eggs, laid by the
same nens, remove all doubt upon
that point.- No special selection of
eggs was made for our own hatching.
In fact, partiality would be practically
impossible as the eggs from those
Light Brahmas are remarkably sym
metrical in shape" and uniform in size
and color. It is as certain as any
thing can be that Miss D. spoiled
those egg3 by " keeping them in a nice
warm place " when she should have
kept them in a cool one. F. A. Hunter
in New England Farmer.
Don Kill the W
One of the greatest pests which the
farmers of this country have to eon-
tend with is the gophers. W. S. Camp,
the real estate agent, who owns a
farm near Orangeville, has been
greatly bothered with them. One day
last week, while walking over his
alfalfa field, Mr. Camp noticed that
the gophers were not doing the usual
amount of work therein as the mounds
they throw up were not so numerous
as of yore. He could not account for
the disappearance of the rodents, but
in the afternoon he found out the
cause. While walking about the place
with a neighbor, H. L. Parker, show
ing him his vines and trees, alfalfa,
etc., Mr. Parker's attention was at
tracted by what Appeared to be a
squirrel scamperiug across the Held.
lie watched it and saw it disunncar
down a hole. As the men were wu! Ic
ing toward the place where the
animal disappeared, they observed it
appear again, but this time it bote in
its mouth another animal of nearly
its own size. Out of curiosity the ineii
chased the live animal and forced it
to drop Its burden and make for its
hole only a few feet away. It turned
out to be a weasel and its burden a
dead gopher which had been but re
cently killed. Mr. Camp at once saw
why the gophers were getting scarce
in his alfalfa field, as he had seen a
good many weasels about and had
killed two that morning.
Ine weasel that had killed the
gopher did not seem to be much afraid
of the men, and did not drop its load
until the latter were almost up to it
It then sat upright on the edge of its
under-ground retreat After the gen
tlemen had looked at the remains of
the gopher Mr. Parker held it out
toward the weasel, who ventured from
his retreat, caught hold of the dead
gopher and scampered away to its
Mr. Camp says that he will kill no
more weasels around his place, as he
considers that they are great gopher
exterminators, and he is right in
thinking that if he can get rid of the
gophers ho should be willing to let
the weasels get a chicken now and
then for a change of diet, or else make
arrangements to keep them away
from his poultry, of which weasels
are known to be very fond. Hanford
Five or six sawmill menMn mutAm
Washington, knowing themselves
guilty, have paid from 4200 to 5O0
each to a man claiming to be a gov
ernment agent not to report them for
buying timber from settlers who have
not yet proved up on their claims.
He is a swindler named Pemberton
and has been arrested.
Banker George Comeevs of SDokane
advised a violator of the liquor law to
icoioi, nucBu jviLeir tuo liquor man
was jailed the marshal attenmted to
ftl-rftRt Oomejrva. who drw A ronlvai-
The marshal and deputies also drew
firearms and a bystander named Bal
lou had both bones of his leg broken
oy one oi uie outlets wnien new.
The world continues to move. Mrs
Luella H. Jenkins of Wilkesbarre,
Pa., the first woman in New York city
to complete the two years' course pre
scribed by the general Methodist con
ference and become a deaconess, was
consecrated at the Park avenue
Methodist church, New York, May 18.
The Daughters of the Good Shep
herd keep hammering away at the
San Francisco hospital and have
secured the abolition of several abuses
in the institution. They are now try
ing, with good prospects of success;
to secure the substitution of comfort
able pillows for the wads of filthbn
which patients lay their heads and
some kind of decent drinkinir vessel!
in place of Hie dirty black bottles in
Arclibishop Biordun of San Fran
Cisco says: "We may laugh at the
Salvation Army If we like, but the
Salvation Army can reach the de
graded masses as none others can.
notice that those who laugh most are
the very ones who never do anything
memseives." On the same occasion
the archbishop said : " I would make
it an offease to employ any woman or
girl In any place where liquor Is sold
Far be it from me to close any proper
avenue oi employment for women
would open more. It is just because
of the curse of drink that so many
women need employment to-day. But
x wouia nave no such thing tolerated
as the employment of women in
A rescue home, whose location is
kept secret from the public; Is being
conauctea m Ban Francisco by a com
mittee of charitable ladies where fallen
women are supplied with the means
of returning to the sunlight of an up
right life. They find in it a genuine
home, and when their reformation
appears to be well-grounded and per
manent situations are found for them
in good families where they may sup
port themselves. This is the first in
stance the writer knows where women
reformed from evil ways have been
cordially received into families where
they may have a chance in life, but it
is asserted such homes have been
found for a number already and the
success of the reform movement
demonstrated. The Holiness Associa
tion tried to do something on the
same lines a few years ago, and the
Salvation Army is now raising a fund
for the establishment of a rescue home
for dive girls, with whom the female
members of the army are work in it.
The many attempts 'at the systematic
rescue of fallen women in the centuries
of the past have all faded because,
after a girl had been induced to at
tempt to reform, she found no families
nor friends willing to receive her. The
so-called charitable ladies of wealth
and refinement who began the various
movements with hope and enthusiasm
all stopped short of accomplishment.
The reformed woman cannot pass her
life in a rescue home, nor car she re
turn to the home and friendsof child
hood, where everybody knows her
history. She cannot get Into a new
home where she is a stranger, and
those who have helped her to take the
first steps stop at that They cannot
take her Into their homes. If women
with hearts, who can receive these
girls into their homes, have been
found in San Francisco almost
miracle has been wrought. , '
An Enterprising; Cnlifornte Woman, i.
Mrs. H. J. Langdon of Weaverville.
Cal., the only woman mail contractor
in the United States, is in Washsng-
ton and has considerable business
with the PoBtomeeDepaituient. She
is known to all the stage-drivers and
mail-carriers in the West ai "The lit
tle boss." She tells a reporter how
she caire to be a mail coutractor:
"It hapjencd rather strangely. My
m-si nusuana naa Deen a large con
tractor and I was familiar with his
business affairs. At his death he left
a will bequeathing me twenty-five
unexpired mail contracts and made
me sole executrix of the will. I at
once assumed control, and after they
expirea l Degan to hid on my own ac
count and was successful in obtaining
contracts. It is now nearly twelve
years since I began to work for my
self, and now that I am married
again I have to bid in my husband's
name. I am the only woman who
carries the Wells-Fargo express, and
from July 1 to the time the snow shut
in we carried $100,000 in gold dust.
We have nineteen agents under our
control. At present the longest route
we have is 115 miles long, from
Weaverville to Susanville, and 250
miles, or one-quaiter of all the con
tracts, is under my personal super
vision." "Black Bart" made his
maiden effort at stage-robbing on one
of her routes. N. Y. World.
Women are apt to criticise women
with undue severity. It has been said
that while men are often unjust to
men, they are always so to the other
gender; but the New York Ledger is
inclined to think that so far as talk is
concerned, the gentler sex scandalizes
itself more frequently than the
"bearded tyrants ". scandalize it.
Ladies do not, as a rule, take a siater
like, charitable view of the errors and
shortcomings of their female acquaint
ances. Why cannot they be more
blind to each- other's faults, more
wide-awake to each other's virtues?
More than 100 of the women
teachers of the Boston public schools
are known on the books of the board
by their pet names, which has dis
turbed the slumbers of one of the
women upon the school board Dr.
Caroline Hastings who has intro
duced a resolution that hereafter only
the baptismal names of the women
teachers be recognized.
' A postoffice has been established at
Boston, Clallam county.
The imported negro miners are at
work at the Franklin mine and the
strikers and their families are leaving.
National Union. -
The national union conference met
at Cincinnati May 18 and continued
through the week. On taking his seat
senator Peffer, permanent chairman.
said, referring to a placard on the
balcony of the hall, "Nine Million
Mortgaged Homes. that it told
volumes. The disease of usury must
be cured. Growing more fervid in
his manner, the speaker said: "What
shall we do with the money power?
We'll raise up a power among the
people, make our own money and use
it. 1 Tremendous applause. Take
their railroads? No; we'll build our
own. More applause. We will fight
with ballots and prayer, for the
Alliance is in a great measure taking
the place of the churches." Peffer
closed by giving the new party a boom
in these words : " Does this mean a
new party? Cries of 'Yes. What
else are we here for? The prophecy
or tne nour is that a new party is to be
oorn here and that its name is to be
the National partv." Great ap
vn Wednesday the platform was
adopted. It names the new party
The People's party of the United
States." The St. Louis, Ocala and
umana platforms are indorsed; so
are the abolition of national banks
the issue of federal treasury notes
sufficient to meet the demand for
motoey; government loans to the
people at 2 per cent on real and per
sonal property; free coinage of silver ;
the prohibition of alien ownership of
land; abolition of protective taxation:
a graduated income tax ; government
ownership of railroads ( with an " if ") ;
the election of president and vice
president of the United States by
direct vote of the people; an eight
hour day for employes of all corpora
tions; universal suffrage and the pay
ment to soldiers of sufficient treasury
notps to equalize their pay with gold.
A convention of the six leading re
form organizations to meet Feb. 22,
18i2, is called, and, if this fails, the
new party is to hold its national nom
inating convention not later than
June 1, 1892.
A resolution favoring the abolition
of the liquor traffic was voted down.
Marion Cannon, H. C. Dillon and
. ,G. Hinkley are the California
members ef the
A Tornado's Track.
A terriftc tornado passed three miles
north of Mexico, Mo., May 20, in the
vicinity of Bean creek. Fifteen houses
in the vicinity of that place were de
stroyed, ten or twelve persons killed,
an equal number fatally injured, and
large numbers badly hurt. ..,
At the house of a farmer named
Duffy John Doerger and family were
ing. James Doerger, aged 10, was
killed outright. Lizzie Doerger died
few minutes, Mrs. Doerger was
crushed to death by falling timbers
and Doerger was fatally injured. The
house was entirely swept away. Noth
ing has been heard of Duffy and it is
supposed his body was carried away
by the whirling wind.
At the house of William Stranberg
William Josteranger was killed, his
wife badly injured and a little girl
fatally hurt. William Stranberg was
also fatally injured.
At the house of Ed Norris Gertrude
Fletcher, daughter of It. S. Fletcher.
was instantly killed, E. B. Norris
was fatally injured, Caleb Norris badly
hurt and his wife seriously so.
Willie Fletcher and his sister Kate
were instantly killed and their bodies
terribly mangled. At the same place
Mrs. Emily Seal was fatally hurt and
Mrs. Norris was killed. F. S. Norris
was badly hurt.
The house of Boston Kunkel was
swept away and Kunkel was instantly
killed. A farmer named Sogers was
killed, also a farmer named Crane.
Several farm hands in the vicinity of
the Kunkel and Rogers farms are be
lieved to have been kilted.
Joseph Kendall's house and barn
were blown away and Kendall had a
narrow escape. He had j ust gone to
the barn when it was lifted up, leaving
him unharmed. James Dillard's
house was blown down. A mowing-
machine was carried 100 yards and
torn to shreds. A large iron roller,
weighing 1200 pounds, was taken up
and broken to pieces.
The tornado went on east, passing
Rush Hill, one mile north, carrying
destruction everywhere. Great treeB
were taken up by the roots. A great
deal of live stock and poultry was
By a hailstorm near Gainesville,
Tex., farmers all lost their entire pos
sessions. Crops were destroyed and
houses, fences and orchards were laid
waste by the wind. Birds and animals
were killed by the thousands by the
hailstorm, but no person is reported
The cabins of Joseph and Charlie
Sherman, with their families, in a can
yon south of Protection, Kas., were
caught up by a flood caused by a
cloudburst, in the night, May 19. Two
of the children were drowned and the
entire party would have Buffered a
similar tate had it not been for the
branches of some trees on a little
island in a stream in which the sur
vivors clung till help reached them in
the morning. They had been carried
four miles from their home and were
in the water ten hours.
Indian games are the latest thinsr
in poultry breeds, and they seem to
be well worthy of the sensation they
are causing. They are grand for
crossing with the large Asiatics for
broilers and table fowls. At a late
Doultrv show a rooster of this breed
could hardly hold his head up under
valuation oy his owner of $600. Yet
t35 rooster Oaptured the first prize.
Chicago Is promised a line of ten
steel steamers which will run thrnuo-h
the Welland canal to Welsh and other
During the last four months 20,066
Italian immigrants have passed Gib-
ioiw uuuuu tor me unitea states.
Blaine said to Fava: "I do not
recognize tne right of any govern
ment to tell the United States what it
stioutd ao. We have never received
orders from any foreign power and
we will not begin now. Please inform
Marquis di Budini that the federal
government cannot give the assur
ances which he requires and that It is
a matter of total Indifference to me
what persons in Italv rrmv think ..r
our institutions. I "cannot change
them, still less violate them. The fact
is me marquis m uudlni does not give
that four Italian subucts hmut bun
massacred, put l nave my doubts on
that point, as I am informed that they
were mixed ud in scandalous electoral
transactions. Still I don't contest
their nationality, but while I ask for
ume vou want an official rteclArntin
on the spot. Well, I will not make
anything of the kind, and you may
do as you please." The next day
rava leit nasmngton.
Everv house on Rnrntr !u! nAnH
-'"!- Aiane nas been destroyed
n nit-, xue lnoaoitants es
caped In boats.
The Viilatre of Amherat Wio ho.
ueen aestroyea Dy a lorest are.
Eleven Italian laborem
May 19, and four were killed.
A quantity of dynamite exploded on
work train two miles from Tprv.
town, N. Y., May 19, killing eighteen
11 fl 1 1 1 imuiy injuring nrteen and
Comnletelv destrnvino- th. (ruin
Window glass fell in showers on the
siuewaiKs at iarrytown and ma
houses were cracked.
Judtre Botkin has been ir-i.wl Kv .1...
uausos cuai i i luiemperance ana
profanity and acquitted.
The Supreme Court of v V...L.
has decided that George H. Munson,
who left his wife and lived in Califor
nia and got a divorce on the ground
of desertion without her knowledge
la .-. ; 1 1 V. . . 1 1 1 , . .. . . '
o ami uci iiusijtuiu HUH IS JlVIUg in
adultery with his second wife nt
that "the courts of one state cannot
Usurp jurisdiction of the nerann r.t
t--it.i2A?u wi auotner itne uelendantl
"iiiKiiii me uemai oresencA fn that
state of the defendant and personal
service of process on such uartv or
fjjMrMuce iu me action.
An officious Boston rvnliemnn
named Maguire arrested a man and
his wife for kissing in public. The
judtre of the municinnf court: h.q-
chaiged them May 22, declaring that
tuT?jr uu uuuiuiuteu no crime.
KeV. Jeremiah Holme, nt hnnnnin
III., has been arrested for counter
feiting. He savs his shIai-v M tjtn
small and he made bogus dollars and
mux -dollars to eKe it out
Alfonso Taft is riend TTn woo o
judge in Vermont, his native state.
and secretary of war and attorney
general of the United States and
minister to Austria at different pe-
rtnda Ua .1 ! ... 1 .. . L3 .. T 1 : . .
...o. - - - . i inn i-i . may jsi.
Detective Dominick O'Malley, who
was accused of bribim? the inn
in New Orleans, has been arrested for
opening letters oelonging to Jimmy
Carroll, the pugilist.
Illinois has prohibited the owing by
mine owners of stores where their
employes buy supplies.
Vice-President Newton of the Des
Moines and Kansas City railroad has
been indicted for padding the mails
during the period when they were
weighed to determine the price the
r. ... . I . . . 1 . 1 .... : .1 . . .
,rT (wu .oi carrying mem
for the year. He is accused of mail
ing great quantities of old news
papers Dacfc ana forth during the
The boycott against New York lum
ber dealers was a failure.
The Pennsylvania coke strike is
All the tin-plate manufacturing
companies have formed a trust
The forty-eight shingle mills in the
trust have shut down to raise prices.
Count Kalnoky of Austria fought a
duel with swords with L. 8. Band at
Chicago, May 24, and was badly
wounded. An actress was the cause
of the quarrel.
The deputies who fired upon riotous
strikers at Morewood, Pa., have been
tried and acquitted.
The striking coal miners in Illinois
have returned to work.
The circuit court of Kansas City,
Mo., has rendered a decision which,
if sustained, will close every liquor
saloon in the city.
The liquor law violators of Mason
City, la., have notified the judge and
state's attorney that their homes will
be burned if they enforce the law.
Minister of the Interior Nicoteia of
Italy has ordered the police of every
prefect to raid the anarchist clubs
until they are exterminated.
Chinese laborers are being intro
duced in Germany in large numbers.
A shipload of 700 Italian
have returned from South America in
a starving condition.
England is alarmed at the Dronor-
tions of the influx of Jewish refugees
A miner in the San Carlos minn in
Guanajuato, Mexico, met a frightful
death the other day, --He had lighted
the fuses of a number of blasts and
ordered those at the head of the shaft
to haul him up. The horses which
worked the winze started at siinh
speed that the bucket carrying the
umuibuuttiA. minor uiuro OKalQSl ID6
windlass and its freight fell back into
the mine just as the blasts went off.
He was cut into a thousand pieces.
The reoort that Italian offinnra in
Abyssinia have kept for themselves
leuiaie staves reieasea irom their
native owners is confirmed bv the de
tailed account of the capture of a chief
called Kantebay who had five hand
some women in his harem who were
distributed by lot among the officers
The British and PortmriieaA hn.v
been fighting in Mahonaland.
A group of soldiers assaulted a
party of men returning from work in
a suburb of Berlin Mav 20 and a free
fight ensued in which two soldier
and one workman were killed and
many persons were injured.
Gladstone has recovered from t.h
A Cl si-teuton Ian Has a Pslsts for Wins
That Can't Bm Deceive!.
It was at the club, savs the N. T.
Evening Bun. They bad been talking
of wine connoisseurs. Old Ante Bella m
bad heard them out patiently. When
they had all finished he raised his hand
in his well-known way. This meant
that he was going to add his experience
to tne o in ere, ana as usnal they gat ti
ered around him.
'Well, gentlemen," he said slowly,
"those are good stories and do show
remarkable ability in detecting virions
vintages of wine. I once knew a man
who possessed the power himself In a
most remarkable way. The story I
shall tell yon occurred in Charleston,
way back in the 50s. Ton know that
Charleston was famon then for its
Madeiras. There is not much of that
wine drunk nowadays, but then every
gourmet prided himself on his collec
tion of fine old Madeira vintages.
"Old Mr. Ashley had not only a fine
cellar, but be used to say that he could
make no mistake in the matter of
vintage, importation, or owner, even.
"Some of the yonngmen determined
to test the old gentleman's ability in
"So one da V. when the mntrermtinn
drifted to this subject, one of the young
fellows offered to wager a large sum,
$5,000 I think it was. that Mr. Ashley
eould not sit at the table and pass on
as many Madeiras as be could bring
"Mr. Ashley promptly accepted the
wager, and the test was appointed for
the next afternoon at 4 o'clock.
At that time Ashler walked In and
seated himself at a table along which
stood eight or ten glasses of Madeira,
each from the cellar of a different
"He started at the glass at the left.
That,' said he. is the vintage of '37.
and is from the cellar of Mr. Cooper.
The next is of the date of '28, and
comes from my own collection."
"And so he passed down the row till
only one glass was left.
"The gentleman who bad made the
bet was perfectly unconcerned, and
smiled grimly when old Ashley took
up the last glass.
"The old gentleman lifted it to his
lips and instead of merely tasting it as
he bad done the others, he emntied thtt
glass and pnt it down with a sigh of
"That sherry, he exclaimed. is
the best yet, and there is none finer.
it was imported before we be can to
take records, I should say abonl 1795.
or thereabouts. It is from the cellar
of old Mr. B a tier.'
'The eenttemen d resent crava mur
vm. laugmer as m is, ana yonng iane,
who had made the bet, said, -Why,
Ashley, we sent down to the corner
grocery for that, and it cost 50 cents a
oot lie. lou ve lost, old man.
Not so fast answered As hie v. T
wilt double the bet, if yon wish, that
1 am nsbt. Where was it boturht?"
Thev Rot the name of the stora-
aeeper anu appointed several gentle
men a committee to look the matter nn
The grocer admitted to these gentle-
uitsu mai iie nau ooDgnc me wine trom
a sailor, and farther inquiry developed
the fact that Mr. Butler's cellar had
been robbed some time before, the
wine was compared with his. and ac
knowledged by all to be the same.
"Youds Lane acknowledged his de
feat and paid the bet.
-Wo more attempts were made to
trip the old gentleman np, either."
A silence fell on the Erroun when
Ante Bell urn finished this story, and
was unbroken till some one suggested
an adjournment to the cafe to test some
new whisky the club had received.
ine motion was carried.
Poor Joe's Misfortune.
The creat farm-house is ablaze with
lights twinkling from every room.
Long tables groan beneath the loads of
good things the bnsy housewife has
been days preparing.
From the barn comes merrr voices:
Let us stand unobserved, in the open
What a hapov. merrv lot of vonnir
folks -stalwart, handsome yonng men
and healthy maidens!
They are ranged around the walls
with rapidly-diminishing piles of corn
before them, which they hnsk and
throw npon the golden heap which is
growing in the center.
Ah! That yonng man has found a
red ear in his pile! He leaps to his
feet and dashes at one of the prettiest
girls! A short chase a struggle a
resounding smack and it is over. He
has kissed her maybe on her collar
or her back hair; but that doesn't mat
ter; she counts it all the same.
How happy they all seem.
But no. Over there in a dark corner
sits a tall powerful handsome yonng
fellow all alone. He speaks to no
body unless addressed, and then his
answers are short and sullen.
Ever and anon he casts a niercin?
glance at a young man of about his
own age who sits at the end of the
row opposite, chatting with a pretty
ui race a art. ens. loere
is murder in his eve.
perhaps, and Jealous.
The bell rings for supper jnst as the
husking is done, and the hnskers jump
up and scamper pell-mell toward the
house, but the tall handsome young
man remains seated and drops his face
in his hands with something that
sounds like a sob.
For a long time he sits thus alone.
then a light, harried step is beard and
a sweet-voiced girl asks:
"Joe, what's the matter? Had
trouble with Mary - You haven't
spoken to her to-night, hardly. Sick?
Better come into sunoer. It will do
you good, maybe.11
bis, it aiu 1 luau
Tell me. Joe." savs his aUtor bind.
Well " he answers. "I've irot on
my thin pants I rid Dobbin over
tharwuzanail-orachafe fn th' saddle."
Ana the stalwart yonng hayseed
Adonis broke down and shed a drench
ing shower of salt and bitter tears.
Jt. L. Kctchum in Short Stories.
What Caused the Trouble.
B loo bum ner- I thono-ht
McMackin, the Alderman, were great
Pennibs (an editor)We were until
McMackin got married."
B loo bum per "Both loved the same
woman, eh?'1 J
Pennibs "No, that wasn't it. When
he was married I wrote aa account of it
for my paper, and wrote the caption.
An Alderman Takes a Bride. Weil,
the compositorthought he knew enough
about Aldermen to put n W in ulace
of a d' in the word bride, and "now
McMackin is suing ine for damages."
Jkhtuseif s Weekly,
How Die, Poker Chins, S II Hard Balls,
and Cards are Mad.
"Do yon know, I don't think I ever
saw so much vice fn such a littia
room," said the Sunday-school report
er of the Washington Star, gazing in
at the window of a dealer of sporting
6vvuo . cuiibt iTsuia nrcDuo.
"Vice?" queried the dealer, standing
in the doorway.
"Why, certainly. Look at all those
dice and dice boxes. For what im
moral purposes are they intended
"That Is more than I can teln re
sponded the dealer, "but I can inform
you as to how they are manufactured.
Dice are mostly made in Germaay.and
the material used is bone, bat they are
not the sort to boy. because yon never
find two of them alike as to size, shape,
or marking. When too see a die
marked on Its sides with the numbers
all askew yon may know that it is a
German product It is in New York
city and the towns near by the metro
polis that the best dice sold are made,
of a celluloid composition that is par
ticularly excellent for the purpose.
Each die is precisely like every other
one, even to the poker dice, which are
stamped when soft and subsequently
baked, so that the aces. kinn. aueena
jacks, and ten spots are as perfect km
i ib putuMuie to niaae mem in a ptaeic
"A novelty is black dice with white
spots, as yon may see in the window.
All American dice are made with
rounded corners, because persons who
know about such things believe that
they throw better."
'-That is horrible," said the Sand ay
school reporter, "bat I see what I pre
sume are poker ehips."
"Yon are right The manufacture
of poker chips is an important industry
in this conn try one so successful, in
fact, that Mr.McKinley has not thought
it worth while to protect the business -in
his tariff bill. Tbev are mad a
ly in New York and its vicinity of the
same celluloid composition I have been
speaking of. Yon can bay real ivorr
chips for from $4 to 98 for 100, while
those of celluloid cost onlr 75 eents. It
is worth saying that the imitation has
some advantage over the reaL Fnr
example, aeellnloid chip will not crack
if yon drop it So far as beauty is con
cerned the artificial material is not to
be sneezed at Look for yoarself at the
ehips in the window, some of whiea are
so close a counterfeit of ivory that few
persons can tell the difference, while
others are exquisite imitations of born.
tortoise shell, agate, onyx, and other
substances. All of them are prepara
tions of the same sort of celluloid mix
tare. Here are dice cups made in toe
same way. Are they not pretty?
"Those billiard balls are ivory, of
'lint mt all Tk .
loid composition also. For that pur
pose it is not quite so good as ivory
because it has not the weight nor the
same degree of elasticity, but it serves
very fairly aa a substitute, neverthe
less. Ivory can not be ased very
much longer for billiard balls inas
much as the elephant and the walrus -are
on the verge of extinction."
"Bnt do yon know I never saw so
extensive a display of playing cards."
"Isn't it fine?" replied the dealer.
"Cards are marrelonsly cheap nowa
days. Only a few years ago yon eon Id
not get a good pack for less than 75
cents, whereas to-day yoa can bay m
very fair one for 15 cents, and 35 eents
is a fancy price. Competition has done
it The bigzest playing-card factories
are in New York city, where the finest
Mvle in t ho nrll .h .
concern there has $400,000 worth of5
machinery as a part of its plant The
machinery required is very ' costlyl"
fiKcn paca is primea entire on aHu
gle sheet of cardboard and Afterward
cut apart The latter operation has to
be performed with the utmost aoenracv.
in order that. the edges of the cards
may coincide. Dies are used for the
printing, and very expensive colors
Tbe Boranit the Hog. J
Io the last Dumber of tbe Medical ;
Record Dr. A. M. Phelps publishes a '
description of his recent and maeh .
criticised experiment in boae-grafting 1
at Charity Hospital, BlacVwell's Island, f
The case was that of a boy with a frae-1
tare of the bone of the leg which it
was sought to heal by welding with
it the bone of the leg of a dog. -The
dog lost its leg and the boy wu-t
not eared of bis fracture. - i
Dr. Phelps acknowledges tbe fail ore
of bis experiment, outlays it to bad lock.?
"Owing to the inefficient dressing," he
says, "which is apt to oceur-ia. ail
early operations, tbe contact of the:
transplanted bone could sot be eon-
tinned sufficiently long for bone tt?
unite to bone. Bnt I an confident
after viewing the specimen, and taking .
all the conditions and snrronndingi-'i '
into account, that bone union- woulc .
have taken place if actual contact
could have been maintained for t.
longer period. The stimulation of thv
graft, however, has excited a repara '
tive process in tbe fracture, and it not
promises fair to reooite. ; "
"Tbe boy walks with the aid of on '
crutch or a cane. The operation . its ;
success in so far as it establishes th'
firinciple that it is possible to grof
arge masses of tissue from aa animr
to man, and to establish the circnlatio
until tbe union takes place bet wee :.
opposite species, without danger (,
Case and EAtec. T
Cowboys and earalrvmen int n.. -'
ally bow-legged from sitting astride
uun ao constantly.
The right arm of a blacksmith, fro ?
constant use. is almost hypertrophies' -
wun. ..." ten iinj, innn aisuse. b
comes atrophied, .
A shoemaker is almost alwavsmnn'
shouldered from continually bendit
over the last between his knees as -lews
and hammers. ..
The head of a brick-lav' i.h. --
is held aloft from bis habit of carry! '
a hod on his shoulders and looki
above him as he climbs op the acaSo '
A carpenter's risrht shoulder ia
most invariably higher than his k I'
in consequence of havinsr to . -
right arm all the time in planing "
hammering. With every shaving :
shoulder rises with a jerk, and .
finally becomes natural to him to b -
uimselt m tbat way.
All good orators have moat .hi- 7
mally wide mouths. This is the di - '
consequence of their habit of aa.
sonorous words; and speak inj
deliberation and correct pronunciat
If one practices this before tbe g .-
one can see tbat the tnaseles in
cheeks are stretched more, tbaa 4 -
narily and the mouth is fixs
great deal snore that ia eref - v . ;