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VOL V. LEBANON, OBEGOjST, FKID AT, JUNE 12. 1891, " NO. 14
W. B. DONAGA,
Groceries and Provisions,
Cigars, Tobacco, Furnishing Goods,
First-Class Goods at Reasonable Prices.
GIVE ME A TRIAL AND BE CONVINCED.
Country Produce Takea in. Exchange for
KEEP ON HAND
Shingles, Posts, Boards
Real Estate Brokers
In Iarf?e and Small Farms.
the World. Improved and Unimproved
Satisfaction Guaranteed. Have on band some LHUiih tu x
PROPERTY, Residence and Business. Bargains
in all Additions to the Town.
Houses Rented and Farms Leased.
" Guardian Assurance Co., of London.
Oakland Home Insurance Co.. of Oakland, Cal.
State Insurance Co., of Salem, Oregon.
Farmers and Merchants Ins. Co., of Salem
Collectiims Receive Prompt Attention. Notary Business a Specialty- We take
pleasure in giving our patrons all information desired In our line of business.
DR. C. H. DUCKETT,
D K.N T I S T
J. K. WEATHERFORD,
ATTORNEY- AT - LAW.
Office over First National Bank.
ALBAJiV. - - - OREGON.
W. R. PILYEU,
J. I. COWAN.
J. M. RALSTON
Bank of Lebanon,
Transacts a General Banking Business.
ACCOUNTS KEPT SUBJECT TO
Exchange sold on New York, San
rancitto, Portland and -Albany, Org
Collections made on favorable terms
G. T. COTTONY
Groceries and Provisions.
Tobacco and Cigai-s,
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
Queensware and Glassware, Lamps and
PAY CASH FOR EGGS.
M.ln Street. Iboon, Oregon
ED. KELLENBERGER, Prop.
Fresh & Salted Beep, Pork, Mut
ton, Sausage, Bologna & Ham.
BACON Km LARD ALWAYS ON HAND
afaam Street. Inm w. On.
A STOCK OF
Sam'l M. Garland,
Land In Vallev. Finest Grain Banehes In
Land, from $4 per Acre and up.
EAST AND SOUTH
Southern Pacific Route.
THK MOUNT SHASTA ROUTE.
EXPB1SS TRAINS LBaTK FORTXJLHI DAILY :
7 100 P. M. I
io as p.ar. 1
Portland Arl 9:3 " A. M.
Albany Ar j 6 :15 a. M.
San Francisco Lv9i P. .
10 as A.M.
Above trains stop only at tbe following stations
north of Boseburg: East Portland, Oregon City,
Wood tram. Salem, Albany, Tangent, Shedds,
Halsey, uarnsourg, juncuan unj, irYinsauu
Roseburg Mall Dally.
8 rf A. M. 1 Lv Portland Ar 1 4:00 p. n.
12 :2G P. M. I Lv Albany AT i 12:00 M,
6 .40 P. M. Ar Boseburg . Lt 630 i. M.
Albany Local Daily (Except Sunday.)
SKJOF.H. Lt Portland Ar 9 :00 A. M.
9:00 P. M. j AT Albany Lt5.-00 A.M
Local Pmenger Trains Dally Except
2flP. JLILv Albany Ar"j" 9 -25 a" Jl"
2;2& p. it Ar Lebanon Lv SAO a. m
7it0 A. M. I Lv Albany Ar i 4 -.26 P. M
8 32 a. M. Ar Lebanon L,v 3 :40 P. M
PULLMAN BUFFET SLEEPERS.
Tourist Sleeping Cars
For accommodation of Second-Class Passengers.
attac ea to Kxprem trains.
WEST SIDE DIVISION.
BETWEEN PORTLAND AND CORVALUS.
Mall Train Daily (Except Snnday.)
At Albans and Corvallls connect with trains o
Oregon Pacific Kaiiroaa.
(Express Train Dally Except Sunday.)
as-Thmncl) ticket a to all oolnts East and South.
For tickets and full information regarding
rates, maps, etc., call on Jo s agent atiDanon.
K. KOEULEK, K. P. ROGERS.
Manager. Asst G. F. fc P. Agt
I. 11. BORVM.
A Good Shave, Shampoo, Hair
Uut, Uieaned or uressea.
Hot and Cold Baths at all Hours.
Children Kindly treated. Calland see me.
R. L. McCLUEE
(Successor to C. H. Harmon.)
Barber : and : Hairdresser.
Shaving, Haircutting and Shampoo
ing in the latest and best style. Spec
ial attention paid to dressing Ladies'
hair. Your patronage respectfully solicited.
There ought to be no difficulty in
growing ail the flax, ramie and similar
fiber plants we want in California. It
would not pay, of course, to devote
orange or cherry or strawberry land
to flax raising, but there is a good
deal of land in California where
orange growing or strawberry prow-
rig will not pay, and on some of this
the fiber plants will, some time.
The charge that bees bite grapes
and thus gain access to the contents
of their skins has been abandoned
and the calumniators of the indus
trious littie workers now assert that
the bee spits upon the grape a sub
stance which eats awav the skin. Ex
periments have been made by shut
ting bees up with no food but grapes
and keeping them thus to the point of
starvation, but they left the grapes
whole, though running all over them
and extracting every atom of moisture
where one was already broken. If the
bee was such an effective spitter then
was the time for him to spit for dear
life, but he starved without. The spit
story needs verification.
Prof. W. A. Henry gives the Live
Stock Gazette the following notes on
raising calves for milking cows or
On the range, of course, the calves
run with the cows, and there the
question is a simple one. Upon the
cheaper farming lands of the west a
good cow by a little careful manage
ment will bring up two or three
calves, and where labor is high this is
probably as economical a system as
any. Farther east, where lands are
assessed at high figures and where the
art X butter-making is well under
stood, few farmers can be found who
are willing to follow the simpler
methods of the west. In such dis
tricts if the calf lives on full milk for
a rew weeks it may thank its lucky
stars while reveling in that luxury.
The common practice is to wean the
calf as soon as it has relieved the
mother of the colostrum milk, that is,
within two or three days from the
time it is dropped. When taken from
the mother place the calf where it is
quiet, and where the mother cannot
hear it "bleat." Do not attempt to
feed until it is hungry when it usually
can be readily taught to drink milk
by use of the fingers in the meuth.
Much of the trouble of breaking calves
to drink comes from trying to feed
them when they are not hungry. If a
calf will not soon learn to drink the
milk better get it out of the way at
once, for such animals are usually un
satisfactory later on. Start with full
milk, taking care to have it of the
natural warmth and not feeding too
much. Two quarts three times a day
are ample for the beginning, increas
ing gradually. After two or threw
weeks substitute sweet skim-milk for
part of the full milk, and gradually
make the change. Calves can be
reared entirely upon skim-milk after
they are three weeks old, and grown
into fine dairy animals.
Tbe greatest trouble in using skim-
milk is that it is fed in excessive
amounts, being considered cheap food
and being fed cold, we must not ex
pect a calf to thrive that drinks several
quarts of cold milk two or three times
a day. The feeder should use a ther
mometer and warm the milk to 100
degrees : this is easiest done by pour
ing in sufficient very hot water to
raise the temperature the required
amount. A better way is to use the hot
water in making a gruel of a little oil
cake and then pouring in the milk.
A tablespoonful of oilcake made into
gruel each meal per calf is ample to
start with, increasing according to
the requirements and age of the
Scouring is the common trouble
with feeding skim-milk. This is due
to feeding too much, feeding too cpld
or feeding at irregular periods. As
soon as detected reduce the amount
of feed at once, putting the animal on
short rations. If the trouble continue.
give strong coffee or use parched flour
or eggs. If possible at once move the
patient to other quarters. The change
is often a great benefit. Avoid the
trouble by carefully regulating the
amount of feed, giving the milk at
blood heat and at regular periods.
Place an inverted sod where the calf
can get its nose into the fresh earth
and eat what it wants.
Teach the calves early to eat grain
by placing a handful of whole or
ground oats in the mouth immediately
after it is through drinking at the
oail and when it is easrer for some
thing to suck. At first it will spit out
me oa,us, uut aiLer a lew ut,y ti win
begin to chew them, when a handful
mav be placed in the feedincr box.
Place no more feed before the calf
than it will eat up clean soon after
oeiDg iea. jtreat care snouiu oe uiKen
that nothing remain over from one
feed to another to be tainted and
rendered unpalatable. But very little
feed will be consumed at first, and
only a very small amount should be
Under the system I have described
grade Jerseys calves usually gain
with us a pound and a half a day.
We have pure-bred Jerseys and Short
horns that have gained two pounds a
day lor aconsiueraoie penoa.
About the only way in which the
dried or evaporated apples can be
made palatable is to stew them slowly
for a long time. When thoroughly
done, so there will be no lumps, pass
through a colander, making a homo
geneous mass about the color and
thickness oi apple-butter. Add the
juice ot u temon. cinnamon and cloves
with discretion, ami sugar with
liberal heari, lenidics of tariff, and
by "making beneve veiv hard," after
the fashion ot Di Kens Marchion
ess," you have a wr( ..ur .. u Institute
A Victim of Foul Play or a Uar.
May 22 Fred Hitzman, aged 22, dis
appeared from his home in East Port
land., The next Tuesday, the 2fith,
his mother received a letter, posted at
Oregon City as follows:
"Dear Mother: I expect you feel
terribly worried about me. After I
left home on Friday X went down and
met a man I know, who asked me to
go to Vancouver, and showed two
tickets. He said he would be back
that night, but we did not return until
the next day, and got off the cars at
Albina. There we took a drink of
water from a glass which my com
panion took from his pocket, and I :
lost all consciousness. The next I re :
membered I was lying under the
shade of a tree in an Indian camp.
The Indians said they had found me
and brought me in, but they could
not speak enough English to tell me
where 1 am, but they are very kind
and will take you this letter. I sup
pose you are worried about me, but
do not worry any more, for when you
get this I shall be dead. I have been
vomiting blood all day. I think I am
near Vancouver, but don't know just
where. The reason my companion
gave sue the drugged drink was be
cause of a terrible secret of his that I
know. Yet I freely forgive him, and
his secret is safe with me forever."
The young man's father visited a
number of Indian - camps in that
vicinity without finding any trace of
him, and also procured a search war
rant and visited several ships to see if
he had been shanghaied, but could
learn nothing in regard to him.
Strike and Boycotts.
The San Francisco granite cutters,
whe were working eight hours a day,
with a half holiday Saturdays, for $4
day, were notified that, as filling
pipes was occupyinganother half-hour
of their, time, a loss on which their
employers had not counted, smoking
during work hours would be pro
hibited after June 1. Against this
order they struck May 35. The matter
was submitted to the state board of
arbitration which decide! that the
granite cutters may smoke.
The executive council of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor charges the
failure of the eight-hour strike of the
United Mine Workers to the Knights
of Labor, while many unions of
miners charge it to the federation and
are bodily joining the Knights.
Homeless and destitute families of
defeated striking coke workers in the
Scottdale (Pa.)district are being sup
ported by charity by hundreds and
the strikers, unable to get work at
any of the factories on any terms, are
leaving the place, poverty-stricken
and on foot.
Three boycotting bakers were twice
arrested for disturbing the peace in
San Francisco May 29 and one striking
mill bench hand was arrested for
threatening the life of a non-union
man who had taken his place.
The carpenters' district council met
June 1 and declared the strike off.
A Const Cyclone.
A cyclone passed over Arlington,
Or., May 27. The large general mer
chandise store of D. S. Sprinkle eol
lapsed under the force of the gale,
burying in the ruins Mr. Sprinkle, his
wife and N. B. Baird of Fairhaveu
Wash., who happened to be in the
store at the time. Mrs. Sprinkle was
injured internally. Mr. Baird sus
tained severe injuries to his head and
back. Mr. Sprinkle escaped with a
few bruises. The large building used
as a skating rink and opera hoi
owned by L. O. Ralston, is in rum?.
Considerable damage was dor
throughout the country.
A windstorm prevailed at Payutt
I-hih", the samo. day, and the larg
livery stable of Williams & Paine was
blown down. An unknown man who
was asleep in the stable at the time
was fount) in the debris unconscious,
but not dead. The damage vena about
Passengers on the railroad say that
when the cyclone passed in the vicinity
of the train it became almost as dark
as night. The large store of M si
Brothers was injured so badly that it
will have to be rebuilt from the
ground. Many private dwellings were
damaged. Two men vcere seriously
injured. What marked it as a cyclone
was the fact that while it pursued
straight course it would drop down
striking one house and skipping the
Action Reproduced by Photography.
Edison has perfected apparatus by
which he can reproduce, together with
the sounds of an opera or a play given
by the phonograph, on a white cur
tain in front of the audience the
original scene as true as life. The
audience will see the singers before
them, and all their movements and
gestures will appear as if they were
actually on the stage. Colors will not
appear, but otherwise they will see
and hear the opera as they see it at
theaters. The machine is, in fact,
The machine is placed in front of
the stage, operated by an electric
motor, and starts, moves, uncloses,
stops, takes a photograph, closes,
starts, uneloses, stops, takes another
and so on, and forty-six of these are
recorded every second. This process
can be kept up for thirty minutes
without a pause, so that 2760 photo
graphs can be taken each minute and
82,800 every half hour. Afterward the
photographic slips will be developed;
replaced in the machine, and a pro
jecting lens will be substituted for the
photograph lens. Then the repro
ducing part of the phonograph will
be adjusted, and by means of a cal
cium light the whole can be projected
upon a white curtain anywhere.
Several persons were killed In a riot
; a circus at Mahanov Citv. Fa..
May 27. -
Miss Laura Bonhominee of Owens-
boro, Ky escaped from her father's
nouse ana eioped to Indiana with a
Mr. Jones, where thev were married.
Her father swore out a warrant for
her arrest, charcin or her with penury.
aad the governor made a requisition !
on Governor Hovey of Indiana for
her, but Hovey refused to surrender
The rubber trust has coilasped. I
Kev. Georcre Vancil. who converted
and staited in the ministry Jeremiah
'Holmes, who was caught passing
counterfeit money at Duquoin, III.,
nas oeen arrested ior tne same crime.
aticirs convert had led him, too,
Mary Anderson saysshewtll not re
turn to the stage. .
Miss Jennie Webb, a school teacher
at Pontiac, Mich., has been arrested
ior Hogging a boy pupil so as to cause
A colored man named Baldwin.
feeling that he had been slighted at
Vreth's hotel, Boston, on account of
his color, took a colored reporter with
him and ordered dinner there again.
Among the things they ordered were
pudding and a glass of milk. The
pudding was salted and the milk was
watered. They took samples away
with them and crave them to the health
inspector and the hotel man has been
unea ior selling aiiuiea ntiia.
It has been discovered that the
Louisiana law against jury bribing
has no penal clause and the bribers of
the Mafia jury will escape.
Harrv Tracy killed James Burns
with a foul blow in a prize fight at
Lynn, Mas?., and is under arrest for
Enemies of David Glickman drew
over his head a bag soaked in coal oil
as he was going home in Chicago the
other night and set fire to it. He and
a rnend wno neipea remove it were
frightfully burned and Glickman may
never see again.
Lawrence Drver drove off a band of
White Caps who broke his door down
at Waterville, Wis., by firing a shot
pun into the crowd, but unfortunately
ne iailea to Kin any oi tnem.
The New York Society of Friends
dtseussea tne liquor question ana tne
men voted to prohibit the use of in
trT w.nt.ct iv memhers. while, the
women voted to refer the question to
their xliscipline committee, which will
confer with a likecommittee from the
Judtre Patterson of the New York
supreme court has iust handed down
an important decision in which he
holds that an illegitimate child can
inherit its mother's property regard
less of a will executed before its birth
and admitted to probate.
The Harvard students have painted
the marble statute of John Harvard
The commissioner of internal rev
enue has issued another circular on
the federal licmor license Question
closinor with the words: "Once for
all. this office wishes it understood
mat toe government aoes not license
liquor selling of whatever description,
and onlv outs a vearlv tax on liauor-
sellers, and does not seek to interfere
in prohibition districts.
Leonie Burtlie was offered $1000 to
get on the jury that tried the Mafia
muraerers in aew Orleans ana secure
their acouittal. He refused it and
after the lynching was given $1000 to
leave the city and not testify in the
bribery cases, but he was arrested at
St. Ijouis ana tauen oacK.
Barn urn's body is to be cremated.
It was buried first, but grave robbers
nave oeen alter it.
A lartre tract of land is to be bousrht
near Harrison, N. J., and fifty cot
tages built for needy Jewish refugees,
and if this experiment is a success
200 or 300 more cottages will be built
irom tne jjaron nirscn ninci.
A hurricane on lake Ilmen. in Nov-
crorod. Russia, a few davs affo. wrecked
nineteen lumoer vessels anu urowneu
The British government has asked
parliament to prohibit seal hunting :
by British subjects in Behring sea
The expulsion of Jews from Russia
is being carried on with remorseless
vigor and European cities are crowded
with penniless refugees.
The O'Shea divorce decree has been
Ttie Esmeralda was given five days'
coai at Acapulco and ordered to leave
the port, which she did. -fTen
rsons perished in a fire in a
petnl iiMi refinery at Condekerque,
Hoot In i d, May 2G.
The Paris staged ri vers have struck
for a twelve-hour day.
.There have been serious labor riots
at Corunna, Spain.
France has provided for the storing
in every fortified town or sufficient
grain to last the civilians there two
months in case of siege.
The Chilean congressional party
has attacked Balmaceda's credit by
declarincr void all transactions based
on deposits of silver in the mint at
Premier John A. McDonald of Can
ada had a fatal stroke of paralysis
Bolivia has recognized the Chilean
It appears that Commissioner Quin
ton ana the four men who perished
with him at Manipur had been sent
Uj V iceroy uttuauunue wiiu uiuoio
to capture Senaputty treacherously.
Senaouttv turned the tables, captured
them bv treachery and they were
bound and first their feet, then their
hands and then their heads were cut
off. The English radicals demand the
resignation of Lansdowne.
The people of Newfoundland, an
gered by the conduct of the imperial
government in the dispute with the
rench , refused to celebrate the
queen's birthday and tried to burn
the royal standard flagstaff at the
government house at St. John.
The populace of the commune of
Misterbianco, in Sicily, rose in revolt
May 28 against a local tax and, in
vading the town, set fire to several
buildings. The troops quelled the
disturbance and arrested the leaders.
Fifteen thousand, carpenters were
locked out in London May 25.
Mrs. Emma Spaulding of Eugene
has been arrested for sending obscene
matter through the mails.
The nine Japanese women refused
a landing at San Francisco were
hnmuil liuino T .TlldflTA TkAflflv lit. Port.
From Driving Cows to Driving; Bigotry.
Many readers will remember the
excellent portrait given last fall In the
Farmer and Homes of Mrs. Lucy
Stone, the friend of all women whether
believers or opponents of suffrage.
From a sketch in Demorest's Maga
zene this glimpse of Mrs. Stone's child
hood is taken. "I am sorry it is a
girl,' said the mother of Lucy Stone
when that now famous woman was
born. "Women have such a hard
time In life.'
And her words were a far echo of
those of Martin Luther, who placed
his hand above his infant daughter's
head and said, "This is a hard world
It has been a hard world for girls
and a sorry one indeed for the rank
and file of women ; but One wonders
whether, could Lucy Stone's mother
have looked across the coming years
from her little bedroom in a Massachu
setts farmhouse so many years ago,
and seen the opened doors and
widened avenues for women of to-dav.
opened and widened by the brave and
loyal pioneer work of the baby she
wished had been a boy, and a few
moro true and earnest souls like hers,
she would not have felt a divine com
mission and aspiration and said in
stead, " For humanity's sake, Amen !"
When that baby was older she was
early put to work for others. The
New England spirit of utility and
helpfulness was carefully cultivated
in every child's bosom in those days.
I can remember," says Lucy
Stone, " when I was about nine or ten
years old I had to get up before the
sun every morning in summer and go
for the cows, and I used to run along
the highway barefooted in the dewy
mornings, wishing I could have lain
abed a little longer. There was a
particular fiat stone, I remember,
where I used to stop for a minute and
warm one cold bare foot against the
other leg, watching the red glow flame
up in the east ; but it was only for a
minute each morning because I
couldn't be late with the cows, you
How could this simple-hearted
country, girl know that a few years
later she would be eagerly watching
the sky of the world's progress for
the first signs of women's emancipa
tion, the glowing reddening streaks
of broader opportunities and larger
developments for her sex? And, poor
child, that duriug the first dawn of
the movement she would have to
stand almost alone with cold feet, but
a warm, earnest heart, on the chill,
immovable stone of prejudice and
The Blesssed Little One.
No one but the childless wife can
Jtnow the longing she has for a bairn
all her own. How she misses the
caress of baby hands and the little
clinging arms and tender kisses of
baby lips ! As the years go by and no
child appears to bless the home, no
matter how happy a one it is, she
knows there is something wanting.
When she gazes on a happy mother
with her little ones with all the care
and trouble they are, still making
home so bright, then the hunger
her heart is greater, and she only can
tell you how she longs for the carress
or baby arms. She sees in the dim
future the childless old age, when
other interests are waning no son or
daughter with little ones around the
hearthstone to recall happy by-gone
years. Children may be adopted, but
there must always be a sad remern
brance that she has missed something
of sweet motherhood. Of course there
is more freedom without children.
and I often think God does not give
children to all that they may devote
time and talents to other things for
the benefit of mankind, or that they
may look after some or the many
little motherless beings in the world,
On the other hand, all children are
not blessings, and it would be far
harder to see a beloved child turn out
badly than to have had none ; but the
question is: Cannot all fathers and
mothers so bring up their children
that there will be no black sheep?
Corr. Rural Press.
It is a curions fact that there
nothing which is so wholly unanimous
as tne aesire mat otner people i
daughters should be cooks and cham
ber-maids. We never think of it as
a thing desirable, or perhaps suppos
able, for our own, and this fact seems
to damage most of our arguments for
otners. x. w. mgginson.
The California Fruit Grower says
"If shippers force commission men to
become buyers instead of handlers on
commission, they are doing them
selves a great injury, for the minute
the commission interests are out of
the field the shipper will be kept as
much in the dark as possible regard
ing what is going on in the world'
markets." With the present facilities
for obtaining news it ought to be im
possible for anybody to keep anybody
"in the dark regarding the world
markets." Every farmer or fruit
grower ought to take at least one
agricultural or horticultural weekly,
which would keep him posted, and
every man producing any consider
able quantity has his daily paper.
with its market reports, showing not
only what wholesalers are paying but
what families are paying at retail
MOWS THIS T
Wo offer One Hundred DoUars reward for any
case of catarrh that cannot be cured by taking
P. J. CHENEY & CO.. PrODB.. Toledo. O.
We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney
for the last 15 years, and beUeve him perfectly
honorable In aU business transactions, and fin
ancially able to carry out any obligations made
oj tneir iirm.
West A TBUAX. Wholesale D ruin? fata. Toledo.
Waldino, Rinnan & Martin, wholesale Drug
aists, Toledo, O.
Hull's Catarrh Cure Is taken internally, acting
airecuy upon uio dioou ana mucous sunaces ui
the system. TesUntonlats seat free. Prtoe 75c
par bottlA, Bold by all aruggl&hv
A KENTUCKY BEAR-HUNT.
Tnlorons Deeds of Youthful Sportsmen
Their Triumphant Return.
A few years aeo there could be found
no braver hunters than the mountains
Kentucky- afforded. The same baa.
for the most part, disappeared, but there
stilt remain tne "sons ot sires" who
fought the ferocious bear and panther
of former times.
Accordingly, when not Ions' since it
was noised about that a real bear's
ack bad been seen not far from town.
lere was a sudden excitement among
the younger generation that knew no
bounds, writes a Hyden (Ky-) cor
respondent of tbe Qlobe - JJemoeraL
Every old rusty fire-lock was cal led in
to use by plucky Nimrods who were
thirsting to meet the bear face to face.
It was animating to see the boys leave
the town in a loug trot, their feet far
apart in the stirrups and their guns
high; in air. .tvery clog that could
make a noise and would not bite was
taken along. Every man was to make
,11 the noise be could, also. This was
to give the bear a chance. To come
upon a bear suddenly and murder bim
was not considered fair. When they
thought he might be in a certain
thicket they gave h im a fair and gentle
manly opportunity to get out before
they got in. A lot of banters more
courteous to their game bas likely never
But notwithstanding' such precaution.
one of tbe boys accidentally came in
tight oi tne near. ah at once this lel
ovr bethought himself of the needs of
is family or something else that de
manded bis presence at home. He
didn't undervalue his gun. but he was
n a mighty hurrv. and so he left it till
another time. His hat fell off as be
went along, but it was getting late and
he thought he would let it go till he
eame after bis gun.
When ne got home the folks asked
im what be had come for. He said be
bad come after ammunition. They
wanted to kuow what be bad done
with his hat. He said the bear had
eaten it uu. "Where is. vour gun?"
they asked. -I put it in a hollow tree
till I go back.1 be said. "But how do
you know the bear will be there when
on get back? they inquired. "I guess
Know now to nunt near," was ms
answer. hen some of the bovs
brought bis gun in that evening be was
'mighty mad." 'Til let 'em know,"
be said, "that 1 am t afraid to go no
where after my own gun."
Tbe method of tbe bors was as fol
lows: When one found the bear's track
be at once gave a yell, whereupon tbe
other bors would close in on the track.
breathless and with guns cocked.
Wben certain that the bear itself was
somewhere else they breathed more
freely, and letting down tbe hammers
of their guns went in quest of another
track. Ud the second day ot the bant
one of tbe bovs. who carried a 45 pistol.
was heara to discharge eve snots rapid-
Itr On haclaninff In him hair fnnnil
that be had reloaded and was standing
itu bts pistol in both hands, presented
on some object in a bunch of bush.
"Here he is, boys,n he said. "Where!"
said a dozen vices. "Right there io
that bush." "Yes: that's bim," they
all said. Each one then proceeded to
empty bis gun into the ill-fated bear.
Over seveuiy shots were tired into him
broadside. The bear didn't even move.
This created some suspicion. But one
old fellow said be knew what was tbe
matter. The bear was killed too dead
to move. No bear could stand that
amount of lead thrown into bim and be
expected to move. Then eantionsly
supping np closer on uptoe,mey peerea
through the brush, when there it was,
sure enough, a big black stumol
Matters went on in this way for two
or three days more. The horses were
jaded. Some of the dogs were knocked
out or tne county tne near was ciose
to the couuty line while the others
even refused to look the wav the bear
had gone. Things were getting des
perate, when one North, who had hid
den himself in a tree-top. spied Mr.
Bruin as be walked along and shot
him. It is surprising how soon a
wound will heal on a bear. Not less
than a score of bullets had been shot
into this bear; that is. by the nightly
reports, and yet when he was dead but
one bullet-hole could be found in bim.
It was funnv to see how the bors faces
?hone with valor as they marched into
town bearing for their flag of triumph
Bruin s winter clothing held, atoit on a
A TwlrWnjr Stone. .
There has been discovered about
half a mile west of the Bargytown
ledges a twirling stone of about five
tons weight. It has always been re
garded as a bowlder, and from the
way it is poised, on tne rocK ueneatn it
no oue could see why it should not
rock. Hundreds have tried to rock it
in vain, and tbe surprise of the man
wbo first felt it move under pressure
may better be imagined than described.
It moves hard, of course, but it moves,
tbe tinder informs us, round as if it was
placed upon a pivot. It has been care
fully examined, and while it looks like
a bowlder, several allege that it must
be a ceremonial stone set there by some
prehistoric race. This rock is creating
great interest among the bowlder tran
ters of eastern Connecticut. JVorwic
A Hint for Home Decorators.
For the decoration of the panels of
dados and doors and portions of wall
surfnces.says TJteLadie Home Journal,
apply a smooth, three-stranded cord,
one-eighth of an inch in diameter, gild
ed or bronzed, representing any fanci
ful form, such as spiral figures which
are just now so fashionable with de
signers. Irish or Celtic interlacing
work may be done in a wonderfully
striking way with it. It lends itself
well to the tracing of the outlines of
bold designs. The cords are coated
with glue, then with gold-size, after
which the gilding is laid on. They
are fastened with short, brass-beaded
Why He Wanted a Nice Picture.
A local photographer tells a story of
a young man who came into the studio
one day aud asked nervously if he
might have a Utile conversation with
him. Tbe visitor was painfully ugly,
and after some awkward blushing and
indefinite allusions he asked the artist
if he supposed he had among bis sam
ples a picture of any yoong man wbo
looked like him. but was better look
ing. "What do you mean, young
mauP" asked the . photographer.
"Well, replied he. making a clean
breast of it, I am just engaged to be
married. The young lady lives out
west. She is going home to-morrow.
She says she thinks I'm so good she
doesn't mind my being homely, but
she wants a good looking picture to
JL I laae lioiuu wiLU nut lu suu ttia giiia.
- Boston Traveller.
as Interesting aad Carious Facta from
the Census KeporM
A recent bulletin for the census de
partment gives some interesting facts
in regard to the history of grape-growing
in the United States. For more .
than luo years, says u. (Gardner.
special agent in charge of this branch
of tbe agricultural division, efforts
were made to grow the European
varieties of grapes in the open air, al
ways, however, resulting in failures,
except in California, where viticulture
was introduced by the Franciscan
farmers many years ago, and where
tbe foreign grapes grow to perfection. -Eastern
growers finally turned their
attention to the improvement of native
varieties, with great success.
In New York state, in what is known
as the Lake Keuka district, a growsr
of grapes shipped bis first crop,
amounting to fifty pounds, to the New
York market, about 1845, by way of
the New York and Erie canal. 'The
grapes were delivered in good con
dition, and tbe commission bouses
handling them wrote encouragingly to
the shipper, advising further ship
ments. The next year the grower was
able to ship some 200 or 300 pounds.
He overdid the matter, however, and
tbe New York market on grapes broke
under tbe pressure. It is estimated
that dnring this last season (1890)
there have been shipped from this
same district and carried by tbe differ- .
ent railroad and express companies to
New York, Boston. Philadelphia, and
other distributing markets about 20.000
tons or 40.000.000 pounds of grapes,
and probably one-quarter of this
amount was in addition sold to wine
manufacturers. The Hudson river
district in the same state is estimated
to have shipped to the New York and
other markets during the same time
between 13,000 and 15.000 tons or 28,
000,000 pounds of grapes, while the
Chautauqua district of New York,
where tbe industry bas been growing
and prospering only through tbe last
decade, furnished as its 1890 crop for
the different markets of tbe conn try
probably about 1.200 car-loads or 30,
000,000 pounds of table grapes, making
a grand total of 98.000.000 pounds as
tbe product of what is known as the
New York state district. This does
not include the large amount of grapes
nsed in tbe district for wine
Teh am a county. California, bas the
largest vineyard" in the world 3,800
acres. There were in the distillery on
this vineyard in April. 1890. 300,000
gallons of brandy and 1,000,000 gal
lons of wine. California bas also tbe
smallest vineyard in the. world. It is
a vineyard consisting of a single vine,
in Santa Barbara county. It was
planted by a Mexican woman- about
sixty-eight years ago. and has a
- diameter one foot from the ground of
twelve in die-, its branches covering an
area of 12.000 feet, and produces an
nually from 10.000 to 12,000 pounds of
grapes of the Mission variety (many
bunches , weighing six and seven
pounds), the crop being generally
made into wine. The old lady wber"
planted tbe one vineyard died in 1865
at the age of 107.
One of Ibe largest wine-casks ia tbe
world is at a winery in Ohio. It has a
capacity of 36.000 gallous.
LIBERTY OF ARABS.
A Fable Which Probably Has No Maefe
Foundation In Reality. .
Three men were disputing, in the
court of -tbe Caaba, which was the most
liberal person among the Arabs. One
gave tbe preference to Abdallah, the
son of Jaafar. the nncleof Mohammed;
another to Kais Ebn Saad A bad ah, and
the third gave it to Arabah. of the
tribe or aws. Alter mnen oeoaie one
that was present, to end the dispute,"
proposed that each of them should go
to bis friend and ask bis assistance,
tbat they might see what each man
gave and form a judgment according
ly. This was agreed to. and Abdallah's
friend, going to htm, found btra with
his foot in the stirrups, just mounting .
bis camel for a journey, and thus ac
costed bim: "Son of the nncle of the
apostle of God, I am traveling and in
necessity. Upon which Abdallah
alighted and bade him take the camel
with all tbat was upon her; but desired
bim not to part with a sword which
happened to be fixed to the saddle, be
cause it belonged to Ali. the son of
Abotaleb. So he took tbe camel and
fonnd on her some vests of silk and
4.000 pieces of gold; bnt the thing of
greatest value was the sword. Tbe
second went to Kais EbuSaad, whose
servant told bim tbat his master was
asleep, and desired to know bis busi
ness. The friend said he eame to ask
Kais' assistance, being in want on the
would rather supply his nececesskv
than wake his master, and gave him a
purse of 7,000 pieces of gold, assuring
him it was all the money then in the
house. He also directed him to go to
those who had charge of the camels
with a certain token, and take a camel
and a slave and return home with
them. When Kais asyoke and his serv
ant informed him what he had done,
he gave bim his freedom, and asked
him wby he did not call him, for,
said he, I would have given him
more.1 The third man went to Arabah
and met him coming out of his house
in order to go to prayer, ana leaning
on two slaves because his eyesight
failed him. The friend no sooner made
known his case than Arabah let go the
slaves, and clapping his hands to
gether, loudly lamented his misfortune
io having no money, bnt desired bim
to take tbe two slaves, which the man
refused to do, till Arabah protested
that if he would not accept them be
would give them their liberty, and, leav
ing the slaves, groped his way along
the wall. On the return of the" adven
turers judgment was unanimously and
with great justice given by all who
were present that Arabah was the most
generous of tbe three.
Mrs. Ltangtry Plncasbton.
One of the most marvelous pin
cushions belongs to Mrs. Langtry. It
is a silver framing that in years gone
by, when Ireland claimed kings, held
tbe wooden-bowl in which the steam
ing hot potatoes were brought on tbe
table to delight royalty. It was found
taruished and dark in an old shop ia
Dublin, bought for a small sum, cleaned
up, and now the centre is rilled with a
fat, blue velvet cushion, in. which are
stuek pins, little and big. black and
white, and of all sizes and sharpnesses.
The Ladies Borne Journal.
There is now being finished at Green
ville, Fa., a disk of glass for a refract
ing telescope lens, which is claimed as
the Inrgest tbat bas ever been madeiri
the United States. The disk is 50It
inches iu diameter by 5 1-2 iuches i
thickuess, aud weigtia over 300 pound
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