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About The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898 | View Entire Issue (June 19, 1891)
A Savannah undertaker advertised
a "grand spring opening of things in
A Portland (Oregon) Chmam&n who
died recently left property valued at
California seems to be a lucky state.
Natural gas has been discovered three
miles from Vallejo.
France spends nearly 1.000,000 francs
a year in providing warm meals for
the poor school children.
The National Academy, London, had
89 960 admissions on public days in
1690. an average of 2.594.
It is curiously noted that girls who
work in candy factories lose their taste
for sweetmeats after the first week.
The British Museum, it is stated, has
been offered a statue recently recover
ed in Egypt after a burial of over 3,000
A company of Russian and Belgian
financiers with large capital has been
formed to cultivate cotton on a large
scale in Bokhara.
The English Law Times reports gen
eral complaint among lawyers of lack
of business. 5Jrime and contention
are both declining."
The city council of Santa Barbara,
Cat, has ordered every eucalyptus tree
that stands within 100 feet of a water
main to be cut down.
There are over 60.000 Italians in
New York City. The business men
among them are naturalized; the la
- borers, as a rule are not.
An oak tree felled in Branch Coun
ty, Mich., the other day, measured five
feet in diameter, and, according to the
rings on the stump, was 496 years
It is asserted that a resident of Meb
aaes, N. C. found the other day in a
second-hand mattress, which he had
used for a year. . a wad of bank notes
It is understood that a Troy audience
will sit unmoved and immovable
through a cry of "Fire, 71 but let any
one suggest a fight and the entire
crowd will glide out to see it.
A man in Bloomington, 111., recent-,
ly gave $30,000 to bis children, intend
ing to spend his declining days with
them. They accepted the money and
then fend him put in the poor house.
French chemists are again certain
that they have overcome the difficulty
that has hitherto prevented tbem from
producing large rubies, and they can
now make them of any reasonable
Society for the Homeless
sheltered last year 108.000 men and
15.000 women. Since 1870 the society
has assisted, with lodgings, baths, break
fasts and medical care, 2. 800,000 per
sons. In Africa the number of missionaries
exceed 500, and the number of con
verts 400.000. increasing by about 25.
000 a year.. During the past five years
Africa has furnished more than 200
Gail Hamilton has charsre of a Bible
class in Washington. If the lovely
Gail should put as much vim into her
theology as she does into her political
teaching the exercises in her class
wonld be of the liveliest.
. In 1880 there were in Germany 1,131
strikes, in each of which more than ten
men participated. The total number
of strikers was 394.44a In 430 cases
they 'were entirely unsuccessful; in
187 they got all they demanded.
The doctors of Berlin have agreed
that in the future their coachmen shall
wear white hats, so that a doctor's ear
triage may always be immediately dis
tinguishable and the public enabled to
summon medical aid from the street
in urgent cases.
The movement for the erection of a
monument to Admiral Semmes, of the
Confederate Navy, started in Balti
more some time ago, is being helped
on by a Mobile organizatiod of vete
rans. It is intended to raise $10,000
r $12,000 for the purpose.
The Baroness Fava is an Italian lady
of rare accomplishments, who speaks
several European languages fluently
and correctly, as well as English. She
is a great admirer of America, though
the climate has prevented her from
living here for two or three years.
A California inventor has built a
boat made entirely out of soap, and
will sail in it about the bay during the
reception of President Harrison. The
Triii vuuiaiu ocvciii uicuiucis
the company and the inventor. This
will be the first soao boat ever launch
ed. ' . .
The portrait of the late Dr. Henry
Schliemann, painted by Sydney
Hodges, has been purchased by Em
peror William of Germany for the
Museum of Anthropology 10 Berlin.
Mr. Hodges painted the picture while
Dr. Sokliemann was on a visit to En
gland. . . v
The lot for Mrs. Fremont1 s new home
has been purchased about two miles
from the center of Los Angeles, and
work on a small bouse has been be
gun thereon. The presentation has
not yet been made, however, and about
$2,000 is still to be raised in order to
The war upon self-binders continues
in Daviess County, Indiana, and the
vandals, in trving to wipe out these la-
"bor-saving machines, have burned
twenty-three barns within the past
eighteen months, and eighty - seven
horses have been cremated, oesides oth
er live stock. Property valued in ex
cess of $50,000 has been destroyed.
It is a carious fact that water pipes
under ground will often freeze during
the warm spell that follows a cold
snap. The explanation made for this
Interesting phenomenon is that after a
cold wave a large quantity of heat is
taken from the ground in the work of
changing the frosen moisture into wa
ter, and thus, on the principle of the
ice cream freezer, the pipe is chilled,
enough beat being taken from it to
A device has been recently patented
in England for the purpose of remov
ing grease from gloves and fabrics. It
is called a benzine pencil, and consists
of a cylindrical "body about the size ol
an ordinary lead pencil, containing
benzine. At each end there is a thick
piece of felt. One piece is intended to
be moistened by the benzine, while
the other end of the pencil is kept per
fectly dry to take up the superfluous
Two men of Pal mere ville, Tenn., re
cently cut down a tree. On the trunk,
about eight feet from the stump, was
a guarl which covered a little hollow.
On cutting into the hollow which bad
been completely overgrown, they found
inside a frog which was lifeless but
well preserved. By counting the
grains it was estimated that the tree
was at least thirty years old. The frog
had been preserved for years in his air
tight home. - ..
The widow of General Logan indig
nantly denies a rumor that she is
about to marry again. She says:
"Thanks to Congress and the Gen
eral's friends. I am well provided for,
and I now enjoy the friendship of many
good men who were his friends, and
whose wives are my friends. Why
should I want to sacrifice all these
present blessing and the associations
of thirty years of happy wedded life
for the uncertainly of other UmI"1
frobaoTv the smallest salary In the
world is that paid in the village watch'
man of Springstille, in Hcssen. The
amount of his daily income is 4 pfen
nings, or less than I cent in our mon
ev. This is the same amouut that was
paid to the village watchman in thn
fast century. However, the -fou-nate"
man receives an additional al
lowance of 30 cents a month for cloth
ing, etc., and is entitled to free board
aud lodgings from the inhabitants of
the viiiatre. itie present watchman,
"Old Heiurich," is seventy years of
age. , . ; ; -
RETORTS TO LAWYERS.
Amanlnft Answers of Wltnaes on the
Stand When Under Examination.
It has sometimes happened that a
lawyer has, in the language of the
street, "given himself away" to a smart
adversary. G arrows did this once
when examining a witness in the Court
of Queen s Bench.
'Are yon a fortune-teller? he ask
ed. 'I am not," replied the man: "but 1
can tell vours."
The shrewd counsel tripped, and was
'What is that to be?" said he.
'Why, sir." was the slv response,
as you made your first speech at the
Old Bailey, so you -will make your last
In like manner, arguing before a
jury of judges, an over-smart counsel
stopped short in his pleading, lie was
confident of obtaining; a successful re-
suit, and Lord Newton vexed him by
seeming to be in deep slumber. Ail
dressing the other lords on the bench,
"My Lords, it is unnecessary to eo
on. as ivord JNewton is xast sleep.
What was his consternation when an
"Ay, ay, cried the angry judge, "you
win nave prooi of that by and by.
. And to the astonishment and chagrin
of the young advocate and the inteuse
interest of others, Newton luminously
reviewed the case, and gave a decided
judgment against the two sanguine
Even the cleverest lawyers have been
set down" iu open court by equally
"Did von see this tree, that has been
mentioned, by the roadside?" an advo
"Yes, sir; I saw it very plainly."
"It was conspicuous, then?'
The witness seemed puzzled by the
new word, tie repeated his former as
sertion. Sneered the lawyer:
'What's the difference between plain
But he was hoist with his own petard.
The witness smoothly aud innocently
"I can see you plainly, sir, amongst
the other lawyers, though you are not
a on conspicuous.
In another comical instance the at
tack was directed against the character
of the witness. But it recoiled.
"You were in the company of these
"Of two friends, sir."
'Friends! two thieves, I suppose you
"That may be so,n was the dry re
tort, "they are both lawyers."
The blow that destroys the effect of
an ao verse examination is occasionally
more aeciaent than conscious ettort.
In a trial not long ago a very simple
witness was in the box. and. after go-
iug uiivugii un uruem, was i wnii j iu
retire, une questioned remained.
"Now, Mr. i has not an attempt
been made to induw vou to tell the
court a different storv?"
"A differeul storv to which I have
"Yes; is it not so
'Yes, sir." " '
'-Upon your oath. I demand to Kuow
who the persons are who have nttempt-
"Well, sir, you've tried as nard as
any ot em, was the unexpected an
swer. It ended the examination -
The Merry, Merry Navajo.
The general theory of white men is
that an Indian is taciturn, ret:cent,aud
self-contained, without a streak of
humor, and no taste at all for a good
joke. This is -an error. They are fun
ny themselves, like fun in others, and
probablv do more laughing than any
body and on infinitely slighter founda
tion. An outnt of JNavajos had just
concluded a vigorous and searching in
vestigation of the swill ban-el which
stood at the rear of the restaurant at
EngTe, N. M. , one day, when a Santa
Fe fireman who stood watching them
concluded to wash them up a little.
They surely needed it. albeit they clung
to different views trom tne n reman.
By blandishment and guile and muttt
as elder people pet reluctant and timid
children when steering their inexperi
ence against some medicinal deadfall,
the fireman took the gathering of sav
ages over to the water tank and letting
down the spout, earnestly advised them
to stand beneath and see what they
would see. borne four or live had the
rranlntinn to do this, the maior uor-
tion of the gang retiring to a safe dist
ance and taking a very pessimistic view
of the proceeding. When the candi
dates were all placed their friend, the
fireman, counted "one, two, tnree.
and an assistant turned on the tank
About a ton of water struck those poor
Indians all at once. For a second they
seemed, held by the deluge itselt and
stood motionless, but the next, with
soul-transhxinr shrieks, they started.
They did not run nor fly. for that would
not have been half fast enough; they
just hit about three high places on the
piam ana were several nines away.
The drv Indians laughed and howled
with delight, and for two hours after
the joke tt.eir yells of pleasure still re-
souuueo i ' rnngii me nine i-auip.
Kansas i' tn Kt r.
The Speed of That Yankee Meteoa
Prof. H. A. Newton of Yale writes
to the Courant the following letter with
regard to the great aud wonderfully
brilliant meteor which was seen in
Hartford Feb. 24:
"The brilliant meteor that yon de
scribe in jour issue ot eb. 24 and
which was beard to explode with tre
mendous noise in many places in
Maine appears to have been moving
northward, nearly over Portland, Me.,
perhaps from as far south as Boston,
and to have disappeared some miles
above the surface of the earth over the
middle or northern parts of Franklin
County, Maine. So far as known no
stones have been secured from the
meteor. If this is the true path the
body entered the air with a tremend
ous velocity. The earth a at that
time moving eighteen mile a second,
directly toward the point from which
the meteor was coming. Accord in to
accepted theories the meteor w as mov
ing faster than the earth, and the tone
entered the air with the sum of the
two velocities. This was a velocity of
more than forty miles a second. In
most of the cases where stones have
been secured the velocities have not
been more than, twenty miles a second.
In one instance, however, in Stannein,
Moravia, there were secured a large
number of stones from a meteor whose
Telocity was as great as that of the
meteor of February 24."
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cided to have all briefs done by type
AMUSE M?NTS IN B VR1 A.
Qnnlnt Way In Which tltit Pa-opln or That
Country Knjny Tlinelve.
As to amusement you may trust a
Bavarian not to be behind in that, says
the National Review, The men meet
almost nightly in the differeut Inns
and beerhouses, according to their
status in the local societies, where they
have talk, singing, music, cards, etc.,
the large glass mugs of beer at their
sides beiug constantly replenished.
The beer is fortunately light and
wholesome, but the amount drunk is a
serious expense, aud much more than
the men usually can afford. Besides
these nightly gathetings there are
different clubs or societies that meet at
certain times at one or other of the
inns for an evening's amusement, some
of them under the patronage of the
priest. In many of them the women
join, but the women's chief entertain
ments are kunkl, or spinning parties,
at home, and very cozy and pictur
esque these spinning parties are.
The grent feature in a Bavarian sitting-room
is the large porcelain stove
that stands out into the room, and that
is usually lit from the passage outside.
Round this stove a bench runs, mak
ing a delightfully warm seat, the back
being the porcelain stove. But le
sides this stove, iu the older houses,
there is in the wall a hole with a
chimney, where a particular sort of
pine, tliat burns brightly without send
ing out sparks, is burned at night for
the purpose of light only.
Iu olden times. -when such luxuries
as lamps were unthuught of, it was
often the only means of illuinipatlou.
Some still use them constantly; others
keep them only for festive occasions.
A man (generally the wag or story
teller of the party) sits besides it to
keep it replenished. The women have
their spiuniug-wheels or knitting, and
the men sit iu the darker corners; and
there are always some to sing songs or
tell stories or keep the fun going iu
some way. One such scene especially
recurs to me.
.Imagine an old. dark-paneled room.
In her armchair close to the store, in
the full light of the blazing pine wood,
sits the handsome old hostess, in her
picturesque costume, busy with her
spinntng-wheel. A young woman with
a wheel is in an oposite corner.
Three daughters knitting and guests
sit in a circle, more or less, the light
playing on the varied faces and time
worn furniture as bright firelight alone
can. One man has a guitar and two
girls sing Tyrol ese songs. At last
sen nappes of different kinds (sort of
cheap liquors) and delicious coffee,
with home-made cake, are handed
round, and the eveuing ends with a
hearty farewell greeting.
A Typical American.
John Plankinton was a millionaire,
and that is as definite as his wealth
can be estimated, although a man in
position to know says it will exceed
10. 000.000. His interests were almost
entirely in Milwaukee.
Mr. Piankinton came to Milwaukee
iu 1844 at the age of 24 years, and the
characteristics which made him famous
as a business man and a citizen were
brought into action within a fortnight
after his arrival. A native of Dela
ware, he removed with his parents to
Pittsburg at the age of 12. received a
scanty education, and in 1844 eame to
the city of bricks before the utility of
mud had been discovered. When he
reached the village, a practical young
butcher. Tie found that the friend with
whom he was to have formed a co
partnership had better arrange
ments with another, and made the ex
cuse that voung Plan kin ton's capital
was inadequate to the enterprise de
signed. Angry at the betrayal
of confidence, a business failing
which he never forgave in any one
during his long career afterward he
resolved to start in opposition. Possess
ing $420 he rented a house to shelter
his wife and child at fa per month.
bought a cow for $9 and turned her
out to pasture and fatten on the open
wiui land wnere his palatial nouse now
stands on Grand avenue, while he
rented land and proceeded to erect a
bntcher shop which cost him flue.
Fourteen days after his arrival be was
retailing his meats.
Industrious, honest, economical, he
became the leading butcher of the
town, and his business tne first 5 ear
averaged nearly $1,000 per mouth.
His increasing business demanded new
quarters, and he moved, but it was a
peculiarity of his life to retain the title
to all rtralty which he had once oc
cupied, and at the time of his death
the land upon which he first found a
home in Milwaukee was iu his name.
In 1850 he entered into a partnership
with Frederick Lav ton. and the new
firm began the packing business,
which, at the time of dissolution in
1861, had reached proportions equal
to any west of Cincinnati. For three
years Mr. Plankinton continued
alone, and in 1864 united with P. D.
Armour, under the firm name of Plank
ton & Armour. The business was
extended totover the now famous es
tablishments in Chicago, New York.
Kansas CHy. and elsewhere. In 1884
the firm divided. Mr. Plankinton re
taining the Milwaukee house, and con
tinuing the business there till 1888,
when failing health and increasing
business responsibilities impelled him
to 'dispose of his packing house.
How a Soldier Feels in Battle.
Gen. Russell A. Alger of Detroitdoes
not often illustrate his convecsation
with a humorous story. Now and the.i
he does, aud the following is one of his
"Four ministers stopped at my house
in Detroit once during a conference
meeting, and one evening they asked
me if the glory of brave deeds cele
brated in song did not have a power
ful influence in stimulating soldiers to
emulate heroes of history. I said not
11. men tney wanted to know what
was the sentiment that took possession
of the soldier as he went into battle. I
answered that just three words were
often uttered by soldiers in fighting,
and they embraced all the sentimeut
and poetry of a warrior's nature. For
example, in my division there was a
certain colonel known for his religions
views ana ortnouox wars, lie woum
not do anything to violate the Sabbath,
and never was known to utter an oath
or any word on the cuss' order. I
thought he was a Miss Nancv kind of
a soldier, and was afraid he would not
be any use in battle, except to assist
in a quick and successful retreat. One
day in a big battle I saw a regiment
in tne thickest ot the ngtit, aud tne
colonel, with his sword in hand, on foot
his horse having been shot iu trout.
cheering his men and urging them on.
1 rode up rapidly, and ttie words tnat
good, orthodox colonel was using made
'"Give em hell! "Give em helL
bovs!" he would yell at each volley.
"Why, colonel, I said, I am sur
prised at your language: vou. our best
Christian!1 Waving his sword, be re
"Well, that is just wnat 1 mean, ana
just what I feel give 'em hell,1
"xnese are tne Liiree worqs 01 senti
ment that a soldier feels like uttering
In Kuropean countries before the
reformation it was the custom to drink
to the health of the pope 'Au bon
pere To the good father." This
French expression lias beeu corrupted :
into a uu 111 per. - 1
A CURI0U3 CASE.
Death of Man Who Had 8wllt tTp Ltka
h Hit I loon.
One of the most extraordinary
medical cases 011 record is that of Paul
Schoenbein, a German machinist, says
the N. Y. Continent. For twenty-four
hours he was iu reality a human
Mr. Schoenbein was employed as a
master machinist in the Morgan iron
works, at entn street and Avenue it.
Recently, while at work on a lathe,
the machinery broke. The lathe flew
back and struck him iu the side, throw
ing him to the floor. He lay there
groaning for help aud was removed to
It was found that the blow had
broken three of his ribs. But that was
not all. Shortly after his arrival at the
hospital his body began to puff out,
and in half ao hour he had the appear
ance of a man weighing 300 pounds.
His normal weight was 125 pounds.
Further investigation disclosed the
fact that one of the broken ribs had
punctured tlto pleura surrounding the
lungs and had also indented the tissue
of the left lung. This made an air
passage from the lung cells direct to
the air tissue underlj ing the skin on
all parts of the body. With every
breath iuhaled the skin continued to
expand till it seemed ready to burst.
His face became exteuded till it was
His chest was covered with a cushion
of air which felt like a tightly blown
football. There was a reservoir of air
from one-half to two inches thick all
over his body between his skin and his
flesh. Barfing his shattered side,
Sshoeubein suffered little pain.
Articulation, however, became diffi
cult, on account of the puffed out con
dition of his face and neck. His eyes
were nearly closed. Thus he lay for
tvven ty-s i x h ou rs, while Dr. Jo h u
sou, in whose chnrge he had been
I laced, was in doubt as to what should
Mr. Schoenbein lived at 157 West
Sixty-second street with his wife, two
grown daughters, and two sons. He
also has two married daughters who
do not lire at home. The first news
of the accident was brought to the
family by an employe at the works.
He said that Mr. Schoenbein had been
ttruck with a lathe, but would proba
bly be all right in a few days.
Two of his daughters went at once to
the hospital. They asked to see their
father, acrd were conducted to the
ward where the suffering man was
lyiug. " v
"That is your father. Msaid the doctor.
'Oh. no." replied the eldest, "it is
not. Our father is a tall, spare man.
That ean not be him."
It was some minutes before the girls
could be convinced. They were finally
able to satisfy themselves of his
identity by hi hair and finger-nails.
None of his fentures could be dis
tinguished. The patient had been resting very
comfortably throughout the day. and
at 6 o'clock one of his daughters left
the hospital with more hope of recovery
than had been entertained before.
A fewminutes later a sudden change
was noted, The patient began to draw
short quick breaths, and then blood
began to flow from the poor fellow's
mouth. When the lung was punctured
a blood clot was formed. If all had
gone well this would have healed in
time. But by a sudden cough the clot
was loosened, a hemorrhage followed.
and at 6:45 Paul Schoenbein was dead.
fV His body au hour after death retain
ed the same puffed -out appearance.
Dr. Johnson is of the opinion that it
will remain in that condition.
A QUAKER BOY OF LONG AGO.
Ha Didn't I. k a BrotUfr'i laterferenoa
In HI ltnls.
Little Moses W. was a worthy mem
ber of 'the people called Q'lakers.
says Auna Carpeuler in the Housekeep
er's Weekly. Rnrely is a name so fit
tingly bestowed as was his.
The most gracious patience and
sweetness characterized the child.
Like the Moses of the bulrushes and
the exodus, however. beu;;ith the gen
tleness a quick spirit and a firm will
were hidden, which on rare occasions
would flash forth or staud firm.
The youngster of a household of boys.
Moses was the recipient not only of a
wealth of off eel ion. but, it can not be
denied, of au occasional embarrass
ment of riches in the shape of sug
gestion, advice, and dictation.
One bright day the little fellow sat
ou the porch surrounded by pretty,
clean blocks from the great barti at
which the carpenters were hammering
away, and bright smooth cornstalks,
gravel v building a barn. Various
criticisms by his elders upon his unique
style of architecture had beeu an
swered in his sweetest nay. At last
his brother Benjamin settled down at
'Now. Mixte. I wouldn't make such
small stable duorsf thy horses can't get
"Oh, yes, Benjie, they cau; my
horses are such wee little horses."
Then: "Why, Mosie. that overshoot
isn't right; that's not like father's
No, Benjie. but 'is isn't father's
barn; it's mini own barn."
But so.n Benjie legau to change a
block here .and a cornstalk there, and
to take liberties which threatened radi
cal changes to the precious structure
and havoc to all the devices of the busy
The pleading Il don't go 'at way,"
and "P ease don't, Benjie." were met
by "Now just wait a minute, Mosie,
aud see what a nice, big barn we will
At last the dark eyes began to flash;
the small man rose, "advanced one foot,
aud shaking a mite of a finger at his
"I tell thee. Benjamin. I wish thee
would just mind thy own biddie; it's
much as thee can do, an' more 'au thee
poss'bly can do right."
Not Altogether Gloomy.
"If you knew some of the lunatics
here as well as I do," said the physician
of an insane asylum, "you would en
joy their acquaintance. There are
men here with whom I pass hours in
conversation on agreeable topics, and
I :im ofteu among them when they are
bilking with each other. Some of
them are fully aware that their minds
are diseased, aud they know that they
are under treatment just as they would
be if they were suffering from any
physical ailment. Oue of them said to
me: I know I am crazy, and, ns I do
not believe I will ever lie straight in
the head, I am content to stay here all
my life Another oue gave me a
learned account of the symptoms of
lunacy, which ho said he possessed,
and which became active while he was
talking. There are all kinds ot peo
ple here, but there is rarely a case of
a man who is always raving mad.
Even the violent patients, as a rule,
nre violent only at times, and I can
get along with them iu their lucid in
tervals. Oh. yes, a proportion of them
are discharged cured and we never
hear of them again after they leave the
asylum.'' Nt l Sun.
Oyster Growing Scarce.
What shall we do for oysters in the
future?1 is a question, which statistics
show will soon come home to every
American, in X880 the oyster pro
duction of the Chesapeake and its
estuaries was given at 17.000,000 bush
els; last year thev yielded less than
fttuatt or an Attempt to Let Hair tiro
on II 10 Upper Lip.
In addition to his bashful tempera
ment there was another reason why
Rumsey had never been able to ac
custom himself to the soefety of
women, says the N. Y. Sun. This
was his youthful looks. He had been
twitted so often by his friends, and
sometimes by the women too, ttrat he
had lon ago given up the idea of
society in disgust.
And so he complained of lonesome
ness to a few of his boon companions
and sought their advice, and was urged
by them to form the acquaintance of
some nice young woman, to whom they
would be glad to introduce him, he
One, night, however, his chum in
sisted on taking him to see a voung
woman who, he was assured, would
treat him just tike oue of the family,
aud would never dream of making
sport of his juvenile appearance.
Rumsey yielded to his chum's ex
hortations, and went with as good a
grace as possible. When the young
woman entered the room he shook a
bit at the knees, but got along quite
fairly through the diligent efforts of
his chum, who was gifted, as Rumsey
thought, with extraordinary powers of
He was so much encouraged by his
success at this visit that he called
again very soon. During the second
call he became so much emboldened
that he ventured to tell the young
woman that he had dreamt the night
before that he had kissed her.
She looked very hard at him for a
few moments so hard, in fact, that
Rumsey wished he had not allowed the
enthusiasm of the moment to carry
him away. Then she asked, quite
irrelevantly it seemed to him, why he
had never let his mustache grow.
Rumsey replied that if it would
afford ber any pleasure be would let it
crow immediately. She said she would
like to see him with one very much.
It makes a young man look so hand
some you know,1' - she. added. He
promised to bare a full-grown mus
tache before he called again.
When will you call again, then, Mr.
Rumsey auswered that he guessed
about two weeks would lve bim
plenty of time. So that night he set
about his sell-imposed task hy neglect
ing to shave Ins lip. He wondered
why the idea had never occurred to
him before. It would make him look
live years older at least., he thought,
and would be very strong aud thick.
At the end of the' first dav after his
regular day for sharing Rumsey was
pleased to see his upper Hp dotted all
over with a number of blackish specks.
At the end of the week they bad
reached a length of an eighth of an inch
at least. The next -week's progress
was uot quite so rapid, but of course
he couldn't expect much in two weeks1
time. She would understand that,
aud if she didu't he con hi explain.
It would be a first-class mustache, he
thought, if it wasn't so confoundedly
light colored and would only grow in
the middle. 1
At last, when the night for the call
came. Rumsey carefully shaved the
ret of bis face, so as to give all possi
ble prominence to the growth ou bis
upiwr lip. Bumsey awaited the en
trance of the young woman in painful
trepidation. Wonld she know bim
right away? And would she thank
him For having kept his promise so
well? All his doubts were dispelled
wIiom she entered the room. Her first
words settled I hem.
Why. Mr. Rumsey. how very mean
of you not to keep your word. 5Tou
promised to have a mustache by the
time you called again, you know, aud
now you haven't mie."
The next day, when Rumsey went
around to the barber's immediately
after breakfast aud threw himself with
a sigh into the chair, and the barber
asked him if he wauted a hair-cut. he
answered, broken-heartediy that he
did and a shave, too. if he didn't
Meissonler's masterpiece '18l4" is
known as the most expensive painting
In the world, says the N. X. Sun. It
is 0 iuches high bv 90 inches wide,
and was last sold for $170 000. It rep
resents Napoleon I. and his ieat gen
eral staff riding back from the scene of
their defeat. Ft came to be painted in
this wise: M. Delhaute. a rich business-man
with a taste for art. found
Meissonier at work in his studio on one
of his microscopic canvasses.
"What does it represent?" he asked.
A military subject, to which I will
give the title 1814."
"Your subject is very great, and
your cativas is very small, M. Meis
sonier." said Didhanie. '-Why do you
not paint a larger picture?1'
' I have laid it in small for two rea
sons lirst, beoause this is my style of
painting; second, because, to speak
openly, I need money. I work slow
ly, and am able to finish a little pict
ure much sooner than a larger one."
"So you need money. Well, paint
my portrait. What will it cost?"
"Five thousaud dollars."
Del ban te drew out his purse and laid
the money ou the table. "Now. wish
also for myself the picture 1814.'" he
continued, but on the condition that
you do it on a larger canvas.
Some lime later, when the portrait
was completed. Meissonier showed bis
patron the outlines of a new "1814,"
with the question: "Is that large
enough for you?'1
"Just right. What will it oostP"
"Fourteen thousand dollars."
"All right; there is half the price.1
The picture was painted, paid for,
aud delivered, and in 1864 was exhibit
ed in the Salon. An Englishman of
fered 6U000 for it, but Del haute held
back. Vauderbilt increased the offer
t $80,000. yet failed to secure the piot
un. Finally M. Bague, a connoisseur,
got it for $100,000, and, after keeping
it in his possession for one day, made
the famous sale of it to M. Chauchard
for $150,000. This was the first time
a great paiuter had seen with his own
eyes such a triumph of his art. Those
who have approached most closely his
success were Munkaczy, with his
"Christ Before Pilate." which sold for
$100,000; Millet, with his "Aneelna,1
for which $120,000 was paid, and Mur
illo. with his "Ascension," $130,000.
Agricultural Education In Germany
Agricultural education is carried out
in a systematic fashion by the Ger
man h. Schools have been established
where country jjirls aud young women
are trained for farm-house aud dairy
work, and the schools are crowded.
Traveling teachers of husbandry in its
various branches are in great request
among local societies and communal
authoriiierf. Winter evening agricul
tural classes are oneued, and altogether
some 23.400 persons atteuded agricul
tural schools or lectures on husbandry
during last year. - -
A FVIgid Well.
There is a well tiftyfive feet deep
near Dayton. Ga., containing numer
ous cavities from which Intensely cold
air issuer with a roaring uoise. The
air is so frigid that it is uot possible for
any one to hold his hand over the
opeuing for more than two minutes
without having it frozen. Work on the
well had to be suspended on account
of this remarkable phenomenon
A Peculiar Cannibal Tribn Who Inhabit a
Mew Mexican tnlftiifl.
"There are 174 giant cnnnitmls
men and women. living on Seri Island,
in the Gulf of California, and not sixty
miles from the mainland of Mexico,"
said George G. McNamara to the re
porter of a Sail Francisco paper.
"What I say may seism ridiculous,
but it is nerert hides- a fact, for I have
seen some of them during my travels
In Mexico. Who their ancestors were
or how long they have occupied the
islaud Is not known, but they are bow
"I saw three women and one man
and their appearance and manner
gave me the impression that they are
brutes by nature and brutes in 'heart
and soul. It was just by chance that I
saw them, as few of "them venture
away from the island except to sell the
mats and shawls which they make
from the skins and feathers of' the al
batross. They are cunning thieves,
but otherwise their minds are dull in
fact they seem stupefied. They have a
vacant stare in their eyes, and, when
not serious, an idiotrc smile spreads
over their faces.
"The Islaud of Seri Es about twenty
miles long and at places ten miles
wide, and I was told no Mexican or
white man ever ventures near or at
tempts to land on it, as they claim the
island Is their domain and shoot the
intruders with poisoned arrows or cap
ture and eat them. They exist on fish
and goat meat, which are plentiful.
Low houses, built of shrubbery, are
their abode. Some live in 'dugouts.1
or caves cut into banks. lhey roam
about the island and lead the laziest
life of any pfoule that I have ever
heard of. No one can really tell what
their daily routine of living is. but it
is a fact that the tribe is dying out. and
it will not be many years before they
win uevume cxuiiut.
Their mode of burial is not known,
but it ts estimated that where there
are now a handful there were several
thousand uot ten years ago, and if
they bury the dead and do not burn
the bodies as the cannibals do, the
boues of their enormous frames will
cover a large area of the island.
"lhe man I photographed is over
seven feet in height. His face was
study when he saw the lens pointed at
mm. anu ue couui not understand
what was being tlone. Ue, as is all of
his race, was sunerstittons, but we
overcame that obstacle by giving him
a present of an old pair 01 trousers,
which he immediately tied around his
neck, lhe gentleman standing next
to him is about six feet tall, and he
bad to hold the Indian's band. An old
rag encircled the upper portion of the
Indian's limbs, and it was tied around
the waist. The blanket is made of al
batross skin aud feathers. The bow
and arrows which he holds are the
only weaMn they know of or use. His
tegs from the knee down are not
covered. 1 he hat he wears is of straw.
ami he. as he stands there, is the typi
cal Seri Ituliis.
"Tne women wear patched dresses
made of cloth which they receive for
albatross mats and shawls. They are
wrinkled and old. very few giri.s be
ing anions the trilm. lhe bowls on
their heads contain broken vessels
made of clay.
-They nr. a wonderful people," con
tinued Mr McNamara. "and no doubt
their pas hintorv. if revealed, will
ln-in U in Itjrht facts that relate to the
liiairiiiliceiit reign of t ie Moiitezumas.
or even far beyond the time of Cortex."
In regard to his visit to the Mexican
miiie, he saiil:
"i left Port Townsend in early De
cember, and after traveling in various
Stales in Mexico. I arrived at Her
mossilo. i left there on January 10
ou horsi-back. with live natives. " We
traveled Ity trail to Soyopo. a distance
of 140 mils. from there to Bacanora,
through the Arivec ie. which is the last
civilized town ou the road. The country
we entered is uninhabited; there was
no trail to guide us. and we reached
the muc i-taiked-of mythical mines by
in indirect route of about 125 miles.
The mines were worked by the old
fathers or Jesuits from Spatu and the
Yaqui and Mayoi Indian slaves up to
1820. when the Apaches who lived in
Chihuahua came and massacred all that
did not escape. The country immedi
ately around about is leautifnl low
hills inside a basiu something in the
shape of a saucer with high mount
ains on all sides. The priests in those
Jays only worked ore which paid $100
a tou or umre, so the people that were
with me said, aud base metal was not
"There is lots of land to be got there
just for the asking. I went down
there in the interest of a large com
pany aud brought up some specimens
of ore. They are mostly copper glance,
and as yet 1 do not know what the
specimens will assay."
Beautiful "Word- to a Bride,
The following leautiful letter was
written several years ago by a gentle
mau to a bride, on receiving her wed
ding car Is. It is exquisitely fresh and
original and full of poetry:
"1 am holding some pasteboard in
my hands. Tnree stately ptuckings
from the bush of ceremony. I am gaz
iag upon a card and a name a uame
with which vour throbbing heart was
"I am gazing, too. upon a card
where the nearer parent tells the
world she will bo 'at home1 one day,
and that is nothing new. But there is
another card whose mingling there
puts a liery tongue iuto this speech
less pasteboard, enameling -fate on
commonplace. It tells us that feeling
is maturing into destiny, and that these
cards are but the pale heralds of a
coming crisis, when a hand that has
pressed friends1 hands and plucked
flowers shall close down on bim to
whom she shall be a friend and flower
"And now can you, who bavequeeu
ed it over so many bended forms, can
you come down at last to the frugal
diet of a single heart?
"Hitherto you have been a clock,
giving your time to all the world.
Now you are a watch, buried in one
particular bosom, watching only his
breast, marking only his hours, and
tickiug ouly to 'io beat of his heart
where time aud eelint; shall be in uni
son, until these lower tic are lost iu
that higher wedlock, where all hearts
are utiited irouud that great central
heart of all.
"Hoping that calm suns hi no may
holloa- you clasped bauds, I sink
silently iuto a signature,"
A Pigeon In a Courthouse.
The Worcester Spy relates the fol
lowing incident: . "Anions the visitors
at the court-house yesterday was a
snow-while pigeon that alighted on the
sill of one of the windows of the clerk's
office. The window was opened, and
the bird calmly walked in with all the
confidence of a lawyer. He as calmly
walked the whole length of the office,
quietly observing evo-thing. Pretty
soon, as his acquaintance with the
officials increased, he perched himself
upou the desks aud later on the should
ers aud head of one of the assistants.
It was not decided by the officials
whether he had a case to try or
whether he wished to enter a "writ.
Anyway he was placed on a shelf
among the ancient deeds. The win
dow was opened, but the iuner atmos
phere was more congenial to bis ex
cellency, so he stayed."
ferfamet The Patent OfBos.
The o flicers of the patent office, who
are accustomed to alf Kinds of queer
Inventions and who think themselves
case-hardened against cranks and sur
prises of every kind, had an experience
the other day which was a novelty to
them, says a Washington correspond
ent. A pale-faced, thoughtful-looking
stranger waiKeu into tne cmer clerk a
office and said he had invented a pro
cess for distilling musk from coal oil,
which produced a perfume a hundred
times more powerful than the natural
essence, and at less than one-hundredth
part of the cost. - He wanted to know
whether the process was patentable.
The chief cler k, who was at that time
assorting his mail for distribution
among the differeut divisions, looked up
with a slightly incredulous smile and
"You've got a good thing if you have
nn mvcuuuu utte mill,
"You don't believe me?" remarked
the apulicant. "I will prove it."
Quick as a flash he pulled a small
phial from his pockets and scattered
the contents over the papers lying on
the chief clerk's desk. The odor of
60.000 musk rats immediately mted the
office. It was all in vain that doors
and windows were opened, the power
ful scent could not be grot rid of.
Worse still, it was carried into half the
other dinsions of the building bv the
distributed mail. Two days after tin
incident the chief clerk said that he
had inadvertently shaken hands with
the inventor.and" though he washed his
hands at every available opportunity
the scent of the musk clung to them
still. A week has passed, but the odor
of musk is plainly perceptible in the
patent office. The clerks carry it home
in meir cioiues and begin to think they
are acenteu ior me.
That man's application will !e acted
upon one way or another without a
moment's unnecessary delay and with
out calling upon him for another nasal
An Astonished Hoosler.
As we turned into the main highway
leading to Indianapolis from a eross
road we fell in the rear of a funeral
procession about half a mile long,
which was made up of farmers and vil
lagers. We had gone nearly a mile
when we saw a man running across a
Held, hat less, coatless. vestless, anil
barefooted. He was waving his bands
and shouting, and the procession at
once halted to see what was the mat
ter. He struck for the head of it, and,
as he climbed the six-board fence
alongside the highway and got his
breath, he gasped out:
4 'All of you folks come right over
here as quick as you can!'
Why. Ben. what's the matter?" ask
ed the preacher iu charge.
Come as quick as von can!1 nrged
the other by voice and" gesture.' "for I
plugged the hole up before 1 left!1
-But what is it?"
"It's a rabbit biggest one you ever
saw rabbit iu holler stump and it
won't take over fifteen minutes to
chop him out!"
-Move 011 driver!' commanded the
"But hold on! He's iri there, and I
plugged the hole, and it won't take
me ten minutes to i?et an axe."
The procession moved on and con
tinued to move, aud by the time our
ten in got up the farmer's face express
ed about eleven different sorts of emo
tions. What's the trouble?" I asked.
"Why why gush bang it! I've
got the biggest kind of a rabbit plug
ged up over here iu a boiler stump!"
"And the procession wouldn't wait
to help you chop it out?"
"No! Tre heard that Injianny was
turning over a new leaf aud a-eomin
right up io the frills aud scollops, but
I never believed it afore! Won't stop
and help chop out a rabbit a great
big rabbit g-o-s-h!" N. Y. Sun.
An Oregon Breatbtng Well.
The well is one and a quarter miles
east of Stan wood, on the high land,
nearlv 150 feet above sea level It
pwoer O. W. Col torn, besran digging it
last June, but abandoned it- various
times because of gas or firedamp. He
succeeded in reach ins an abundance of
good water at a depth of ninety feet
irons tne surface last uctooer, having
passed through successive layers of
clay, sand, aud some kind of stratified
rock. About eighty feet below the sur
face he had found a sprinkling of
anthracite coal, and still further down
large quantities of loose specimens of
volcanic stones of several kinds, many
of which have the aopearance of hav
ing been met tea anu run together.
About the close of October, Mr. Col-
torn noticed that the well was blowing
out a kiud of gas with considerable
force, aud at irregular periods of time,
varying from five days to sixteen
nours uuration; it would reverse tne
operations and begiu to draw in the
air with equal force, the inhalations
lasting about as long a time as the ex
halations. Shortly after the gas dis
appeared, but the respiration of air
continued with io creasing force, until
at the preseut time it has sufficient
force to drive a large windmill. Not
long since Mr. Col torn went down in
to the well aud discovered that the air
was being drawn in aud blown out at
a point fifteen feet from the bottom of
the well. It is supposed that there
must be a large cavern at a distance
from the well, and the air comes
through a smalt passage leading from
the cavern to the well. No cavern or
passage has yet been found, as the well
is walled up, and the air comes through
the rocks iu the wall.
Mr. Thompson's Return.
She's a good looking, keen-eyed girl
of 18. says a N. Y. Sun writer, anti I
should u't wonder if she's a stenog
rapher in some business bouse in New
York. I've seen her come over on the
Pavonia ferry and take a suburban
train on the Erie road several times,
and 1 always admired the independent
and self-reliant way in which she car
ries herself. She isn't bold or brazen,
but sails right along as if she had cer
tain rights and was bound to maintain
them. One day last week as she left
the boat a middle-aged man of pleas
ant features who had followed her
over crowded her with his elbow and
turned aud smiled and began an apol
ogy. She caught on like a Hash. He
had "poked" her to create au oppor
tunity, and if not downed then and
there he would pester her again. A
dozen of us saw and heard what hap
pened. She turned on him, extended
her hand for a shake, and artlessly ex
claimed: "Why, Mr. Thompson, is that you?
Why, the last I heard of you you" had
run away to Boston with a servant
firl, aud j-our wife didu't care a cent!
ou must have got back!"
He had. He had got baok so much
that his face tird up. the words he
wauted to utter stuck in his throat, and
he made a mysterious disappearance
about live seconds later.
"Knows her biz," observed a man
who was wnlkiug behind the girl.
'You bet!" repliodhis friend. "She'll
make somebody 11 staving good wife."
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Germany's merchant marine com
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the figures were nupeotively 4.257 and
1,294.288. The number of sailing ships
bas fallen during tins lime from 3-607
to S, 779, and the number of steamships
bas increased from iioO 10 8U5.
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A. Ti. TTn.ll RnfV'iftl crrt rf hft lanil
office, is investigating several timber
tana irauas aiong tne nortnern coast
and in several of the lower Oregon
counties. Writing of his work, he
says that an immense amount of tim
ber thieving is being done in Che
halis, Jefferson and adjoining coun
ties. There is in that section a con
siderable extent of unsurveyed gov
ernment land. The thieves do not
confine their operations to unoccupied
land but invade land that has been
v va XJ
logger is to agree with the owner of a
quarter section xo ouy nis stumpage.
The Stumnafffi in thfn taont.imntAlir m.
moved and the logger finds it easy to
"put a heavy force across the bound
arv line on to thn Adlninlno n a
cut down an immense amount of Um
ber in a short time, put it into booms
and tow it to a mill." An instance is
noted in one of the northern counties
where 350,000 feet of the finest kind of
timber was appropriated during the
absence of the legitimate owner and
it was all done in one week. Agent
Hall reports forty eases of depreda-"
The Shufeldt distillery at Chicago, :
which the whisky trust was accused
of trying to blow up with dynamite,
has been bought by the trust.
For several centuries of the best
ages of Rome it was a criminal offence
for aRoman mother to drink intoxi
cating liquors. At the time of our
Saviour on earth, and for a Ion g period
after, it was considered infamous for
a Roman woman to taste wine. .
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