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HOOD RIVER; d&E&ON, SATUltDAY. MAY 7, 1892:
3(ood Iiver Slacier.
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' THE GLACIER
Grant Evans, Propr.
Second St., near Oak. Hood River, Or.
Shaving and Hair-cutting neatly done.
Deeming Said to Have Once Been a
Resident of Los Angeles.
A POSTOFFICE R0B3ER CONFESSES.
The Anaconda Mining and Smelting Works
Receive Order to Continue Their
Operations Etc. ,
The Printers' District Convention met
at Whatcom, Wash., last week.
" The new mill at Needles has begun
work. The process is the cyanide meth
' od, and is pronounced a success.
Taylor, one of the Boise City (Idaho)
postoffice robbers, has confessed his guilt
and turned State's evidence against bis
pal, Uinton. .
The two men who kidnaped Norman
St. Claire at the Harqua liaia mines in
Arizona recently have been held in $1,-.
, 000 bonds each. '
-.2? Chinese are being smuggled into the
country at Tia Juana. The border line
to be guarded is very long, and but few
deputies are doing the work.
Operations are being pushed on the
Southern Pacific's new wharf and har
bor at Santa Monica Canyon, which, it
is estimated, will cost $1,000,000.
Montgomery, a rancher and
miner well known iu o.oc county, A.
T.. has been murdered at his camp on
Silver creek in the Chracohua Mount
ains. The Consolidated Wyoming has begun
suit against the Champion Mining Com
pany at Nevada City. The claim is that
the latter has been working on a vein
that belongs to the former.
.The new municipal authorities at San
Jose have inaugurated a vigorous poley
toward the suppression of dives, gam
bling dens and all places suspected of
entrapping and fleecing the unwary.
It is believed that Deeming, the Aus
tralian murderer, was in Los Angeles
between 1886 and 1888, where he mar
ried a Mrs. Nannie Catching and made
way with all her money and then disap
The Southern Pacific is running a line
for a branch from the Palms on the Santa
Monica road to Coldwater Canyon, and
work has commenced on ' the Santa Fe
extension from Inglewood to Santa Mon
ica, where trains will be running by
June 1. ,
Dick Bender and Captain Jim, both
full-blooded Washoe Indians, have left
Carson, Nev., for Washington for the
purpose of interesting the President and
the Indian Commissioners in the estab
lishment of a reservation in Carson Val
ley, or. if that cannot be obtained, a home
for the aged and needy Indians.
Millions of wild geese, ducks, sand
hill cranes, curlew and snipe still remain
at their fine feeding grounds on the
Lower Colorado and on New river. Par
ties in from that section say that they
never saw them so plentiful as they are
this spring nor to remain so late before
starting for the North.
A California celery company has been
organized in Westminster, Orange
county, for the purpose of growing veg
etables and establishing an extensive
Eickle factory. Eighty acres of peat land
as been rented for the company, and
the land is naturally very moist and
rich. ' The peat land blackberry crop
promises to be a very heavy one.
A thriving business is being done by
smugglers who carry liquor from British
Columbia into Alaska. The liquor is
sold to the Indians in small quantities,
and the white population experience no
inconvenience in consuming what is left.
The United States is thus defrauded of a
vast amount of lawful revenue. Cap
tain Wallace of the steamship City of
Topeka thinks that the only way this
illicit traffic can be stopped is by send
ing a well-equipped revenue cutter to
Thomas Y. Tallman, the manager of a
local drug store at Sacramento, applied
to the State Board of Pharmacy for a
certificate of registration as a practicing
pharmacist, but was refused on the
ground that he was not what he claimed
to be ; that he was simply conducting a
place for another person. Tallman then
brought suit in the Superior Court for a
writ, of mandate to compel the board to
issue the desired -certificate, and the
court has sustained the State Board of
Pharmacy in its refusal.
.THE CHICAGO EXPOSITION.
Model Hospital Conducted Entirely by
Women to be One of the
The World's Fair Directory has re
duced its President's salary from $12,000
to $3,000 a year.
The Chicago street-car companies say
they will take no part in the World's
Fair Sunday-closing controversy.
The Directors of the Columbian Ex
position have leceived to date $5,128,
770.07 and expended about $4,500,000.
The Silk Association of America and
the Silk Industry Association have de
cided to combine in making the finest
possible exhibit of silk goods and prod
ucts. The New South Wales World's Fair
Commission ' is contemplating sending
for exhibition at the exposition copies of
the aboriginal cave inscriptions of North
era Queensland and also a whole tribe of
Little Denmark, the smallest country
in' Europe, with an area of 14,7o9 square
miles, a population of 2,172,000 and a
national debt of $54,369,32! has voted
to expend $67,000 for an exhibit at the
Chicago World's Fair.
Artist G. A. P. Healy , recently returned
to this country from a long residence
abroad) intends to exhibit some of his
finest pictures at the exposition. Those
which he has thus far selected for that
purpose are a full-length portrait of the
Due d'Aumale, third son of Lou s Phil
ippe, and portraits of Jules Simon,
Whitelaw Keid and George Picot.
The exhibit which Illinois women will
make in the woman's building will be a
model hospital conducted entirely by
women. The women physicians and
surgeons of the State end the Illinois
Training School for Nurses will manage
the matter. Three rooms in toe woman's
building have been assigned for the ex
hibit, and the State Board has appropri
ated $6,000 to defray the expense.
, Consul Partelle of Dusseldorf has in
formed Chief Skiff that, since the Em
peror has expressed a particular desire
that the iron industry of Germany shall
be adequately represented at the exposi
tion, those engaged in the mining and
metallurgy of iron throughout the Em
pire have taken on great activity in that
The grounds surrounding France's
building at the exposition will be deco
rated by Vilmorin, who is the most noted
florist in France and at the head of the
largest seed house in the world. Vil
morin has made fine floral displays at all
of the world's fairs for twenty-five years
or more, and it is reported that he is
now planning to outdo all previous
At an expense of $79,300 contracts have
been let for furnishing the fair with boil
ers of 10,000-horse-power capacity. The
exposition power plant will burn oil in
stead of coal. About 225,000 barrels will
be required, for which the exposition
company will pay 7z 1 cents a barrel.
The contract has been let for putting in
about twelve miles of sewerage pipe in
the grounds for $57,736. . . t
Mrs. Anna H. Wilsatoh Bequeaths a
Valuable Art Collection to
Robert Louis Stevenson is so much
liked in Samoa that the natives have a
notion of making him King, itia said.
Senator Carlisle recently received a
$25,000 fee for winning a suit involving
$200,000 before the Kentucky Court of
The mother of Miss Francis E. Wil
lard cast her first vote at the Evanston
(111.) school election last week. She is
now 90 years old.
Senator Plumb used to be the greatest
newspaper reader in Congress. His place
in that respect is now partially filled by
Senator Palmer of Illinois.
Parnell's widow is said to be very fond
of birds. Her house in Walsingham
Terrace, Brighton, is full of songsters.
Even in her boudoir she keeps breeding
cages for canaries.
Spurgeon's gravein Norwood cemetery
is marked by a simple marble slab bear
ing the inscription "C. H.. Spurgeon."
Mrs. Spurgeon has suggested that the
word ' Waiting" be added, and the sugr
gestion is to be carried out.
M. Deibler, the executioner of France,
has expressed the official opinion' that
the murderers whom he executes nowa
days are a much more elevated class in
tellectually than those on whom be prac
ticed at the beginning of bis career.
Charles Bradley of Newark, N. J., a
son of the late Justice Joseph P. Brad
ley, has signified his intention to con
tinue the Bradley mathematical prize
that was established .by his father at
. Mrs. Anna H. Wilsatch of Philadel
phia left her valuable art collection and
$500,000 to be spent in caring for it to
the city of her residence. The pictures
will be placed in Memorial Hall under
the supervision of the Commissioners of
Emperor William would not allow the
death of his cousin, Duke of Clarence,
to interfere with either his own amuse
ment or with the court entertainments,
and now at the death of his uncle, the
Grand Duke of Hesse, he has shown the
same indifference, ai.d has permitted his
own court, alone of all those of Europe,
to continue uninterrupted in its festiv
The Countess d'Eu, only .surviving
daughter of the late Emperor of Brazil,
s about tq take up her residence defi
nitely in England. She has just con
cluded an agreement with the republican
government of Brazil whereby in return
for her abandonment of- her pretensions
to the crown of Brazil the whole f her
father's private estates and property are
restored to her.
BEYOND THE, McH
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Judge Maynard Indorsed by ft
. Majority Report.
BOB FORD DRIVEN FROM CREEDE.
Delegates From the Seamen's Unions Meet
for the Purpose of Forming a
Railroad rates at Chicago are in the
worst shape for years.
'A Chinaman in Lynn, Mass., asks to
take the poor debtors' oath.
Many negroes are leaving Oklahoma
on foot, saying they are sick of it.
Building and loan associations of fif
teen States are forming a national organ
ization. Reports show that nearly 30,000,000
bushels of wheat are in Northwestern
Mrs. Colis P.' Huntington has sub
scribed $1,000 toward the actors' fund
fair at New York.
Bob Ford, the slayer of Jesse James,
has been ordered out of Creede by ,a
committee of citizens.
The Standard Oil Company is endeav
oring to gain possession of the natural
gas plants and form a trust. ,
Colonel Frank Wheaton of the Second
United States Infantry, it is said, will
get the Brigadier-Generalship.
Chicago men interested in mining en
terprises are endeavoring to establish a
mining exchange in the Windy City.
An English syndicate headed by Lord
Brook is buying up mines in Mexico,
and, it is said, will invest $60,000,000.
A plan has been nearly perfected for a
great car-service association to cover all
junction points in Missouri and Kansas.
Assistant Cashier Carl Nelson of the
Union National Bank of Grand Forks,
N. D., is under arrest for extensive de
falcations. . ; '
. The coal-carrying companies have de
cided to advance freight rates on coal to
the Lakes and to the Mississippi 25 cents
and 30 cents per ton.
The people of the United States con
sumed $5,000,000 more of woolen goods
and imported $20,000,000 less last year
than they did in 1800. - . -.
The Sheriff of Star county, Tex., has
had a fight on the border with a party of
revolutionists or smugglers. The Sher
iff's party was worsted.
The net export of gold from January 1
to April 2, this year, was only $7,026,861,
as compared with $13,668,845 in the cor
responding period last yean .
Opposition to the opening of Mon
mouth Park racetrack has developed,
and mass meetings are to be held in
Monmouth county, N. J., against it.
There is great excitement among the
inhabitants of Columbia county, Ark.,
in the vicinity of Buckner over a discov
ery of gold near that place. People are
flocking there. ,
The Dubuque (la.) Malting Company
has been organized for the purpose oi
driving beer from other States out of the
market. Prices will be reduced and the
The Senate has passed the bill grant
ing to the State of California 5 per cent.
of the net proceeds of the cash sales of
public lands in the State. The amount
involved is $500,000.
Delegates representing the different
seamen's organizations of America con
vened at Chicago recently for the pur
pose of organizing all American sailors
into one mighty society.
1 A controlling interest in the Anaconda
mines at Cripple Creek, Col., has been
sold for $1,500,000 to a syndicate of local
capitalists and agents. Tiie property
includes the Great View mine, said to
be the richest gold mine, in the United
States., - -
The Society of the Army of the Cum
berland has changed the date of the re
union to be held on the battle field at
Cbickamauga to September 27 and 28.
in order not to interfere with the annual
encampment of the Grand Army of the
Republic. . .
When all the ships now under contract
are completed, the new navy will have
forty ships, including the practice ves
sels, and the general opinion is that
Congress will continue the present prog
ress for ten years and the number of
vessels will reach 100.
The government officials have arrested
at Wilkesbarre, Pa., George Billings,
alias Lewis Van Houghton, and Emma
Boiton? his sister, for committing for
geries in order to obtain pension money.
They admit seventeen forgeries, amount
ing to thousands of dollars.
Ten " whalebacks" are under construc
tion at West Superior. The total length
of. vessels under construction or under
contract at West Superior is one mile.
Numbers of vessels for freight and pas
senger traffic are building at Cleveland,
Bay City, Detroit, Milwaukee and other
lake ports. -
The License Commissioners in eleven
of the counties of North Carolina have
decided that "no man who proposes to
engage in the retail sale of liquor is a
man of good moral character." For this
reason they have refused to grant liquor
licenses to any person applying for them.
The suit brought in the District Court
,at Houston by stockholders representing
$24,000,000 to have the Galveston, Har
risburg and San Antonio road, part of
the Southern Pacific railway system,
placed in the hands of a receiver has
been transferred to the Federal Court at
.ny.Increase in the River and Harbor
Bill Need Not be Expected at ;
The Presid&nt has approved the act in
regard to the construction of abridge
across the Columbia river between the
Statespf Washington and Oregon.
The House Committee on Postoffices
and Post Roads ordered, favorably re
ported thelbill consolidating third and
fourth-class inail matter unuer the head
of third" classand fixing the - rates of
postage at 1 centfor each two ounces or
The majority and -minority reports'of
the resolution proposing an investiga
tion of the Pinkerton system will prob
ably be soon made to th House. The
majority report will be advwrse, but the
resolution is to go on the calendar, and
the Alliance members will striVe to get
it before the House so soon as possible.
Representative Ryan has asked the
House Committee on Appropriation to
grant a hearing to the committee frosn
tha flranA Armr Prteta rf Kahraaha arhn
are in opposition to the appropriation of fi
$100,000 for the entertainment of the
members of the Grand Army at the en
campment at Washington. The hearing
will be accorded.
Several Senators have been notified by
the Seriate Commerce Committee that
they need not expect any increase in the
river and harbor bill at this session.
This is not the case so far as the Wash
ington Senators are concerned. As they
were invited to present the needs of their
State to the committee, it is thought in
the committee Washington has not been
very well treated in the present bill.
There will be no appointment made
for the Supreme Court to fill the va
cancy caused by the death ot Justice
Bradley until December. The President
wants to appoint Attorney-General Mil
ler to the vacancy, and he evidently be
lieves the appointment had better not
be mad i before the election. The same
authority for the above says there will
be no Cabinet changes until after the
election. " .,
On application of Senator Mitchell to
the Secretary of the Navy, requesting
that the naval vessels present May 11 at
the centennial celebration of the discov
ery of the mouth of the Columbia by
Captain Gray be ordered to visit Port
land, Or., the commanding officers of
the new cruisers Baltimore and Charles
ton have been ordered to proceed with
the vessels under their command to the
mouth of the Columbia river, by May 7,
to take part in the centennial 'celebra
tion, and from there proceed with these
vessels to Portland.
The New York delegation of colored
men sent to Washington to memorialize
the President regarding the Sopthern
outrages was introduced to President
Harrison by Hon. John D. Lynch, l ourth
Auditor of the Treasury. Dr. William
B. Derrick stated the objects of the del
egation, and presented the resolutions
adopted at the recent .mass meeting at
Cooper Union. In replying the Presi
dent explained just how far he could
exercise hiB authority under the consti
tution, stating very clearly the difference
between the State and Federal authority
in regard to crimes committed in any
particular State. The President advised
the delegation to collect the details of
lynchings for the year and pre
sent them to him and the public press,
and said he would assist in creating pub
lic sentment against the lawless methods
of punishing colored men in the South.
The House Labor Committee has
agreed upon the bill relating to the lim
itation ot hours tor the daily service of
laborers and mechanics employed upon
public works. It limits and restricts to
eight hours in any one calendar day the
service and employment of all laborers
and mechanics employed by the govern
ment of the United States, by the Dis
trict of Columbia or by any contractor
or subcontractor upon any public works
of the United States or District of Co
lumbia. Violations of the law are to be
punished by a fi:ie or imprisonment.
The vote on the bill was not unanimous,
several members dissenting.
In anticipation of -the passage by the
House of the river and harbor bill Sen
ator Squire is strenuously urging upon
the Senate Committee on Commerce the
necessity for speedy action upon his bill
to appropriate $500,000 to begin the con
struction of a canal (which will ulti
mately cost $2,500,000) to connect the
waters bf Lake Union and Lake Wash
ington with Puget Sound. The commit
tee will report favorably upon the bill,
and at the instance of Senator Squire
will incorporate it as an amendment to
the river and harbor bill when that
measure reaches the Senate. The prin
cipal objection is said to come from Sen
ator Dolph, who fears Congress cannot
be induced to embark upon another pro
ject of this magnitude without interfer
ence with the scope of the Columbia
river improvements, but Senator Squire
feels he has secured a majority of the
Committee on Commerce for the project.
While it is an open secret that the
President is endeavoring to secure an
international conference on the silver
question, the closest reticence regarding
the whole subject is maintained at the
White House and Treasury Department.
S. Dana Horton, the confidential repre
sentative of this government, spent a
year or more among the financial offices
of the governments of Great Britain,
France, Prussia, Austria and Italy for
the purpose of obtaining their views on
the subject of bimetallic standard. He
made elaborate private reports of his
mission. He is now in Washington,
and is a frequent visitor to the State
and Treasury Departments. It is said
the reports received from the different
countries satisfied the President of the
advisability of an international -conference.
He has practically decided to take
the initiative in the matter., and it is
understood that he will soon send a spe
cial message to Congress transmitting
th correspondence on th subjeet. .
The English Premier Clinches His
Hold on the Khedive. ;
SOME BRAZILIAN RADICALS EXILED.
Gladstone Replies to a Memorial of Irish
Baptists ,and Other Dissenters
Against Home Rule.
There is a surplus in the English rev
enue of $5,335,000.
Soup is dealt out gratis to 8,000 poor
in Berlin everyday.
The Durham (England) miners have
voted to continue the strike.
There is aDDrehennurn in Rnrnna that
Bulgaria will precipitate a war.
Money is plenty in Londm. The out
look Ys for better times in Eurpe.
A cotnpany has been organized in
Paris to make false teeth for horses
A companw has been formed to runa
railway up um xaDle Mountain in South'
The Hindoo noise ring is to be aban
doned and a flowerworn instead in the
nose of Indian wom,
England is said to fce now willing to
join a conference to concesrt international
action against Anarchists.
The Berlin Post announces that Dr.
Cannon of the Moabite Hobpital has
discovered the measles bacillus.
Mrs. Maybrick, the convicted husband
poisoner, is said to be failing raofdlv.
and is likely to develop quick consump
tion. - X
Tntmf. , 1 . . . ' Tl 1 ' ' T .
unwon nuviutm iruui iraiiang, inaia,
show that the town is now safe, all dan
ger of an attack by natives having
A dispatch irom Calcutta reports the
British as having defeated the Lushais
in their recent battles near the Indian
border. ' -
The breaking out of cholera in the
Punjaub, British India, is simultaneous
with the return of the pilgrims from
For the first time in the history of the
Messrs. Thompson ship-building yard at
Clydebank there is not a ship on the
stocks just now.
Berlin is to have a new cathedral, and
the Budget Commission of the Prussian
Diet has just voted $75,000 as a first in
stallment toward its construction.
Salisbury has clinched his hold on the
Khedive by inciting him to an open
quarrel with the Sultan in requesting
the withdrawal of Moukhtar Pasha.
""" An epidemic of cholera prevails in the
Nanterre (France) penitentiary. Fifty
two deaths have occurred within a week
and as many as twenty in a single day.
The French Minister of Justice has
ordered the Prefects to forbid the priests
criticising the laws or acts of the govern
ment and to report any disturbances in
- The Austrian - government contem
plates taking stringent measures to pre
vent the emigration of young men to
America without having served their
time in the army.
A hitch has occurred in , the negotia
tions between the Spanish and British
Tariff Treaty Commissioners, owing to
the Spanish Commissioners adhering to
an absolutely protective tariff.
A large contract for steel rails has been
placed in' Belgium in connection with
the new Turkish railway to Salon ica.
This is thought to be an outcome of the
recent coal troubles in England.
The meeting of special envoys from
each of the Central American Republics
sitting at San Salvador has made treaties
of firm friendship, thus assuring abso
lute peace in all of Central America.
The official Inspector of Lunacy at
Melbourne made an examination of
Deeming, the wholesale murderer, to as
certain his mental condition, and makes
a report declaring he is perfectly sane.
American missionaries are beinor rer-'
mitted by Spain to return to the Caroline
Islands, provided they do not interfere
with local-government matters or ques
tions between the island authorities and
the natives. -
It is stated that a Forfar manufactur
ing firm is negotiating for the purchase
of a factory in the North of Ireland, to
which it proposes to transfer its machin
ery, owing to labor being cheaper in the
Six hundred women have been dis
charged by the Landore Tinplate Com
pany, the oldest and largest in South
Wales, due to the depression in the trade
resulting from the operation of the Mc
Kinley law. .
A Rio de Janeiro dispatch states that
twenty-eight Radicals, who, it is sup
posed, participated in the recent dis
turbances in Brazil, have been exiled to
the province of Amazonas. Eighteen
others are imprisoned. .
Through the distributions of A merican
agents in the Russian famine districts
over 20.000 horses have been provided
with corn in addition to the peasants
succored. Soup kitchens are open in
twenty four districts, and the people are
supplied with nourishing food free of
cost and given seed grain..
Gladstone, replying to a memorial from
the Irish Baptists and other dissenters
against home rule on religious grounds,
contends that the alarm lest the Dublin
Legislature should oppress the Protest
ants ought not to be entertained, as the
Imperial Parliament it a safeguard for
religious and ivil freedom, '
AMERICAN GOLD PIECES.
Their .Beauty aDd Hardness Make Them
Favorites in Australia.
"Do you know," said Jimmy Ryan,
wVl A trnn ji.ro n.wn.ro hns nniimlpH tliA
globe in his travels, "that our Ameri
can twenty dollar gold piece, or th
'double eagle,' as they call it in merry
England, is the finest specimen in the
numismatic line I have ever seen in my
travels? I have handled in a commer-.
rial way the coins of every country on
this broad earth. I believe, with the ex
ception, perhaps, of China, and they"
don't have coins there.
"But in vny opinion the American
twenty doUar gold piece is out of sight
when it comes to beauty, finish, sharp
ness and wearing qualities. No one un
derstands this, mark you, better than
the' Australians. When I was in Mel
bourne I met a jeweler, or rather went
to a jeweler's shop to make a few pur
chases. ' '
"He called'me at once for an Ameri
can, and he asked me if I had any
American money in gold. I replied '
that 1 had, and I tossed a twenty-dollar
piece on the counter. It was the ,
only one I had, but the man seemed to ;
be so much in love with its beauty that
I couldn't refuse to sell it to him when
he asked me for it, the more especially
AA hA en vo inn n.hnnr. 9A .TO trr it. in t.Vi
HSnglish money. He took the piece in
his' hand, looked at it lovingly, and
placed it in his window. Pretty soon
a large cowd' gathered about the win
dow and locked at my coin with much
interest, andhafew people came in and
wanted "to buy but lie wouldn't part
with it at any pieeL They set a pretty
high price on Amerioan golden money
in Australia, but if ycu were to off er
them a greenback theyipuld be in
1 suppose tne reason they nee our
told in Australia is because of its hard
neas. Ui course tlie percentage of
in the two coins is about the same,
JudgeV-but Australian gold is lighter in
color thkn ours and softer, and for that
reason it wears out quicker. Hie golden '
coin of England makes me very tired.
Their sovereigiiisn't half as handsome
as our five-dollar piece, and they
haven't got anything in the kingdom
that can at all compare withfcur twenty-dollar
piece. At lekt if they have
anything over there I in't get mjr
fingers on it. They call tnxmr gold 'co
lonial,' which means, you jnswlerstand;
that it conies from Australia, vn silver
coinage, however, I must admit fhat
England can give us points. V
"Their half crown, which is ahouttJn
equivalent of fifty cents, is as pretty
a thing as you would like to see. Th. '
figures stand out strong on it, and it
will outwear any four 61 oui llfly'Twit
pieces. The shilling, about the size oT"""
our quarter, is also a very pretty speci
men of work. At the same time thero
is nothing I admire so much as a big, ,
miiniV hric-ht. riAn silvftr rlolln.p Mir
admiration swells and increases for it i
as the number of it increases in size. I
find that the most powerful thing in
the whole world, all things considered,
Is the great American doUar," and
Jimmy rattled a number of them in his
trousers pocket and looked bewitch
Ingly at his diamonds. Chicago Post.
Electrical Cranks. '
"Do you see that man there who has
lust picked up somethinsr from the efltS
of the sidewalk?" asked a gentleman
well posted on electrical matters. "He
has the latest fool craze on the brain,
fnr hp hflH llAAn fnllnwrino thn.t olfri .
liaht tfirtflAr n.rinnt. ' fnr trio lnjat. tjn
minutes, in order to gather a few of
the stubs of the electric arc light car
bons which are thrown away. These .
he will carry in his pockets under the
Insane' impression that some of the-v.
electricity left over from last night's -lighting
may soak into his system and
ftafid lir a trifla nn artTtia nain ri nriot.
"Poor fellow I He is more deluded
than the man who wears a potato in
the left hand pocket of his trousers to
cure him of rheumatism. Why, there
is no more electricity in those carbons
than in the bread that fellow may hav
eaten for breakfast.
"It is astonishing," continued the
speaker, "what queer notions some peo
ple have about wearing electrical andsi
magnetic appliances. The theory is v'
quite universal that magnetism attracts
the iron in the blood, and thus give
rise to a better circulation. - But ail the
iron which exists in the human system -;
is combined with hydrochloric acid, and .
is in the form of the oxide of that metal,
and in this state the magnet ' has no '
power over the oxide of 'iron." Wash
ington Post.- ;
The word Glasgow in Gaelic signifies
a gray" smith. It has hence been in
ferred that a person of this dyjption,
eminent in his profession, had taken up
his residence in the place, and that in
compliment to him it had received this
name. Others suppose that as the word
also signifies a dark glen, it alludes to
the glen at the east end of the church,
where the cell of St. Kentigern stood.