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HOOD RIVER, OREGON, SATURDAY, MAY 28, 1892.
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OCCIDENTAL .MELANGE
Books of the Kaweah Colony Show
Many Discrepancies." "' '
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FATHER CHER0USE IS SENTENCED.
The Edmunds-Tucker Law Accomplishing
c ''Its : Purpose In Utah Cher
Coast News. . . . M
An electric road from Truckee to Lake
Tahoe is talked of.- - -
San Diego's street-car system is to be
turned into an electric one. ,.. - V,A
"' Violators of the Edmunds-Tucker law
in-Vtah are on the decrease. -: -..
C. L. Blazier has been arrested at Og
den, U. T., on the charge of forgery. ..
The North and South railroad will "be
completed to Prescott by September 1.
Barber Shoo
Deputy Coroner JJ' nckat Sanljttrritorieas
' King-Usaery,-"the notorious Arizona
stage robber, baa been bound over at
Globe ia $5,000. . v ; . -; . -
The war eWip Iroquois hauled down
her flag at Vallejo the other day and
went out of commission, and is likely
never to be used again. , : ' ; .
Kid, the "notorious Apache renegade,
made his appearance in the San Carlos
reservation and as suddenly disappeared.
The people in that section are alarmed.
A letter from Alaska'contains account
of several projects for the development
of the'Alaskan coal mines, and it also
'. says that gold mining will be actively
prosecuted there this summer. , , ?
The Hidden Hill, twenty-four miles
southwest from Fenner, a station on the
Atlantic and Pacific road, and about
twenty-live miles west of Needles, is the
latest big gold-mining find in Arizona.
The .Klamath Indians have caught
great quantities of mullet thiB season.
They dry them, pile them as high as
cord wood and haul them to their homes
on the reservation for summer eating.
Three masked men entered the rooms
of two ladies at Salt Lake, who had just
returned from a ball, and with pistols
forced them to give up their jewels. The
ladies lost something over $6,000 in dia
, monds. ' '
A dispatch from Virginia, Nev., says
1 Charles Fair, a son of ex-United States
." Senator James G. Fair, has been offered
the nomination as the Democratic can
didate to represent the Lower House of
Congress. :
The books of the -Kaweah colony,
which are being investigated in the em
bezzlement trial at Los Angeles, show
. many discrepancies and the absence of
many needed vouchers to explain inti
mated expenditures.
Great excitement prevails among the
Catholic population of British Columbia
over the sentence of Father Cherouse to
one year's imprisonment for ordering an
Indian woman on the Ls Fontaine res
ervation to be flogged. ; J .... !
The State Board of Equalization of
California declines to rescind its action
- in directing County" Assessors to add $15
per acre to the assessments on hop and
alfalfa lands. ' These lands are to be
-, classed aeparately. .f
British Columbia sealers are begin
ning to realize that the United States is
in earnest, and they count on the British
Minister of Marine to see that vessels
are duly notified and not summarily
dealt with as by instructions given by
Secretary Tracy; f. k
County Court Judge Cornwall of LIl
lolet, B.'C;s has sentenced Father Cher
ouse to oha year's imprisonment, Chief
Kille-Poot-Kinto six months and four
Indians to two months each for cruelly
whipping an Indian girl, who was caught
with her paramour. "
I.J. Buttle of Kingsley, Wasco county,
Or., reports a singularly, fatal disease
' that ha attacked young ptKS, causing
the death of eight head. Tie animals
swell at the knees and ankle joints, and
these when opened after death exude a
large quantity of yellow matter. ... ,
' ' Li vely times in Northern Wyoming
are predicted. The rustlers have begun
their round-upe earlier than the law pro
vides, and when the cattlemen come to
gether to brand their Increase "it is be
lieved they will find none, for the rustlers
"'"' will have appropriated all that to them
3" selves. Tnn trouble will begin.
CONGRESSIONAL MATTERS.
Pot-pourri- of What is Transpiring
' ' at the Capital of the United
J S'.aUs of America. '
' Mr. Scott of Illinois has introduced
bill to apply the same provisions of the
Interstate Commerce Commission " to
sleeping-car companies as are now ap
plied to railroad and steamship com
panics.
On Senator Mitchell's recommenda
tion the Postofnce Department has is
sued an order authorizing a contract
with E. Wigle to carry the mails from
Pnneville by Desert and Haystack to
Warm Springs, Or., and back twice a
week from July 1. , " . . .
. The river and harbor bill as it
the House carried an appropriation in
round numbers of J21.3u0.000. In addi
tion the Secretary of War is authorized
to contract for the completion of impor
tant projects involving an ultimate ex
penditure of about $28,000,000. K ;"
No agreement has as yet been reached
between the Washington Senators as to
the course to be pursued on the Puyal
lup reservation bill. Senator Allen is
very anxious that the Senators shall
stand together in support of his bill
and in opposition to that reported by
the Indian. Committee. . No time -has
been set for consideration of the bill. .-.
. The bill to exclude political influence
from the appointment of the - 61,000
fourth-class postmasters in the country
was agreed upon at a meeting of the
House Committee on Civil Service Re
form recently. The bill provides for a
division of the country into postal dis
tricts, and that where vacancies occur
open competition shall be announced by
the . Postomce inspectors,, who shall
recommend the best' man to the Post
master-General, after receiving the ap
plications and examining the facts.
Representative Hermann has been
trying to secure a larger appropriation
for the Siuslaw river, which in the river
and harbor bill is for $10,000. No.
amount of pleading by him in the House
would induce it betore, and it was only
in deference to his earnest work that
the small appropriation was allowed.
The committee held that the commerce
did not warrant a larger appropriation.
A bill was reported to the Senate the
other day as a substitute for' a number
of bills, making the act to settle -certain
accounts between the United States and
State of Mississippi apply to other States,
so that Minnesota, Oregon, Kansas, Ne
braska, JNevada, Uoiorado, south Dakota,.,
Washington, Montana, ldaho"and Wy
oming shall receive 5 per cent, of the
sales oi public land in their respective
Indian bill, prepared by Senator Allen,
has been given to a member of the In
dian Committee to be placed before the
Senate. Senator Allen says there is
onlv one way to deal with the Indians,
and that is by refusing to consult with
them as to the disposition of their reser
vations, and that so long as they are
wards of tbegovernmentthegovernment
should deal with, them, not as if the
tribes were nations,iJ)ut as its proteges.
Representative Wilsbn has been inter-,
viewing various members of the Senate
Indian Committee in relation to the Col'
ville bill. There is a disposition on the
part of the Senate Committee to amend
the bill by refusing to Bend the treaty
back to the Indians for ratification.
Some of the members of the committee
declare that the. treaty is all right as it
stands, and it is poor policy on the part
of this government to treat with the In
dians upon subjects which are for their
own interests and of which the govern
ment and Congress are the beat judges.
So it may be that the reservation will be
opened by a simple act of Congress, '
Representative Wilson has offered an
amendent to the sundry civil bill, in
creasing tt e appropriation for the Gray's
Harbor lighthouse irom the $15,000
previously appropriated to $75,000. This
was ruled out of order as new legisla
tion, although one of the members of
the Appropriation Committee stated that
the objection to the amendment was
that it "raised the limit." Wilson' re
torted he understood the language. Al
though the amendment was defeated,
Wilson had read and printed in the
Record the memorials of other docu
ments, showing , the logs bf life and
property which had resulted because the
lighthouse had not been established.
The provision is covered in an omnibus
bill,- which is now i pending in both
Houses. . f-; i ; ' - , t i ; ; :. (
The Committee on Naval Affairs baa
reported to the Senate with a favorable
recommendation the bill providing that
any naval officer now on the retired list,
who has been retired after serving forty
years or on attaining the age of 63 years,
shall receive the rank and pay of Com
modore, provided he had served -creditably
the full term of four years as chief
of a bureau in the Navy Department.
The committee also reported favorably
a bill amending the revised statutes so
as to provide that any ordinary seaman,
landsman, fireman, coalheaver or bay,
who has been honorably discharged and
and Bhall re-enlist for four yearB within
three months, shall be entitled to pay
for the three months, provided the men
enlisting for continuous service must be
effective and able-bodied men between
the ages of 18 and 35 years at the time
of enlistment, but the age of limitation
ia not applicable to persons re-enlisting.
The bill also provides that enlisted men
of the navy or marine corps, who have
Berved thirty years, may be' placed on
the retired list and receive 75 per cent,
of their pay and allowances. War serv
ice is to be computed as double time in
computing thirty years. The President
is given discretion to permit enlisted
men to the navy or marine corps to pur
chase their discharge, and pensioners
who are inmates of the soldiers' homes
are allowed to have their pensions paid
to their wives, children or parents.
Aliens who have served in the army or
navy by the bill are entitled to citizen
shin without previous declaration.
BEYOND THE ROCKIES.
The International Association of
Machinists in Session.
THE PHILADELPHIA LIQUOR LICENSE.
Small Chicago Packers Combine Against
' Armour, Swift and Morris A
Gigantic
Deal. : ; . '
8ugar refiners threaten to move to
Europe if the bounty is withdrawn.
The wall-paper manufacturers have
formed a combination with a capital of
$20,000,000. - -
- The receipts of the actors' fair at New
Xortc were $2 JO.UIXV three-quarters oi
which is clear profit, v 1
There are rumors of an attempt on the
part of the Reading railroad to weed out
all labor organizations. ; ; j ,
The National Cash Register Company
has obtained decrees inits favor against
infringements of patents.
The 'small packers of Chicago have
combined, the better to carry on their
nght with Armour, Swat and Morris. ,
. Webb City, Mo., proposes to get ahead
of all the world in being the first town
to pipe natural gas direct to a smelter. .
Philadelphia has just deposited $1,-
720,330 in the treasury on account of
liquor-license fees for the current year.
Levees on the Arkansas side of the
Mississippi river below Greenville, Miss.,
have broken, and the water has covered
a large area. --. , . ' i .
The Massachusetts House has passed
a bill providing a penalty of $100 for in
timidating laborers either by employers
or employes. - ; .
A. C. Bronson. agent for a Bchool-book
publishing company has been: arrested
at Chattanooga, Tenn., for bribing
School Commissioners.
A
union of the People's party and the
Prohibitionists is proposed, and a con
ference with that object is to be held in
Cincinnati on June 26,.
Measures are beiner taken at Washinif-
bn to better protect the whites, as well
as the Indians, in Alaska from violations
of the liquor law by 8aloonmen.:;"---t.-
Ferdinand Ward has disappeared from
Putnam, Conn., leaving his boy with
friend., and it is thought he will seek
employment where he is unknown.
Army engineers under the direction of
General Miles are preparing a map of
the country's coast defenses, showing
the location of the navies of the world.
The House Committee on Commerce
will grant hearings to Boards of Trade
and counsel for railroads on the bills
providing for the use Of uniform bills of
lading on May 31, . , ;
Cincinnati evening papers report a gi
gantic deal by which an English syndi
cate obtains control of the Bourbon
whisky distilleries in Kentucky at a cost
of over $10,000,000. ' .
The Mississippi river is so high at New
Orleans that strong windB dash the wa
ter over the top of the levees. The rise
in the upper valley gives much cause for
alarm at all points above New Orleans.
It is estimated that the State of Ver
mont is $1,000,000 better off because of
its recently adopted policv of liberally
advertising its many attractions and re
sources for permanent and summer resi
dents. .
It is estimated by the agents of the
steamship companies that more' than
100,000 Americans will viait Europe this
vear, and that at least six times as many
Europeans will come to the United
States.
It is reported that a movement will be
made with excellent financial backing to
obtain a charter from the preaent Legis
lature tor an elevated road with accom
panying - tunnel through the heart of
Boston. .! ,
The authorities of Newark, N. J., have
refused to accept a new water supply
provided under contract by a company
at a cost of nearly $4,000,000. It is
claimed the work is not completed ac
cording to contract. 1
It is said that the enforcement of the
Missouri law which provides that ne
groes convicted of vagrancy shall be sold
for a stated period is having a whole
some effect, there being fewer vagrants
in the State than ever before.
Senator Teller has introduced a bill
granting the Yuma Pumping and Irriga
tion Company the right of way for a ca
nal across the Yuma depot (quartermas
ter's reservation. It was referred to the
Committee on Indian Affairs.
The Mount Vernon Baptist Church in
Camden, Pa., has been seized on an ex
ecution . held by the pastor, Rev. J. D.
Allansburg, for $3,728 for moneys ad
vanced by him to run the church. The
property ris said to be worth $22,000.
Duluth, Minn., has interested English
capital in her development, and has
made arrangements for great railroad
terminal facilities and - new monster
docks.'
The overflow in Iowa and IllinoU4&hington reporter that he has
caused bv excessive rains, has done
much damage, but the waters are falling?
and the injury will not be as great as at
first represented.
The International Association of Ma
chinists in convention at New York has
refused after a lively debate to strike
from the constitution the clause limiting
the member ship to white - men. The
Southern delegates unanimously opposed
any change, and enough Northern dele
gates voted with them to overwhelming
ly bar out any colored men.
THE CHICAGO EXPOSITION.
Baron de Jenne's Valuable Collection
., .of Prehistoric Relic3 to be'
- .Secure Etc.
A Racine (Wis.) firm is planning to
have a'complete tannery plant in opera
tion at the exposition.
Chauncey M. Depew has been elected
President of the New York World's Fair
Board. Commissioner Gorton W. Allen
is Vice-President.
It is reported that 100 tons of exhibits
for the exposition have already been col
lected and are awaiting shipment at
Lima and Callao. . , . . - .
The steamship lines covering the west
coast of South America have agreed to
carry government exhibits at nan price
as far as Panama. Passenger rates have
been greatly reduced. -
A monster panorama, 445 feet long and
51 feet high, representing the Bernese
Alps with the Junglrau in the back
ground, has been painted for exhibition
at the fair. A private exhibition of the
work was recently given to the press in
Berlin.'. ; '!-.-
Baron de Jenne's valuable collection
of prehistoric relics, it is believed, will
be secured for exhibition at the fair. ' It
comprises many rare upecimens from
caves in France. De Maret, who made
the collection, spent twenty-five years in
thework. r, ;-"- 1 .... ''v; -;
The lofty stone monolith, which Wis
consin will exhibit at the fair, will re
main at Jackson park permanently, the
Park Commissioners having given their
consent. The monolith is 107 feet high
and cut from a solid block of stone. The
contract for its erection has already been
let. ' .-, .- - V .- "
An effort is being made to collect $25,
000, with which to build at the exposi
tion a , headquarters for the . Sunday
schools of the United States. The scheme
contemplates asking each school to con
tribute an amount equal to 10 cents for
each'ofneer and teacher and 1 cent for
each pupil. . ,
Karl Hagenbeck, famous for his ability
in taming wild animals, is devoting his
time in Hamburg to a group of lions,
tigers, jaguars and hyenas that he ex
pects to bring to the fair. This group
consists of fifty animals, all to be kept
in one big cage. Hagenbeck has already
spent a fortune on the group, . -
The contract for the erection of the
Texas building has been let to a Waco
contractor for $100,000. The building
will be in Spanish renaissance style, will
measure 85x250 feet, and will have four
towers. ..The exte.rior.willbe,-covered
with staff and rendered very ornamental.
The interior will be handsomely finished
with native Texas woods.
President Diaz has recommended to
the Mexican Congress that October 12 of
this year be made a national holiday in
commemoration of the landing of Co
lumbus in the new world. He says in
his message that the, work of collecting
the Mexican exhibit is progressing rap
idly, and that a display of Mexican
troops will be made at the dedicatory
exercises. . ,
The women of North Carolina are or
ganizing throughout the State for the
purpose of raising $10,000 with which to
erect that State's building at the exposi
tion. The building will be a reproduc
tion of the "Tryon Palace," a celebrated
structure which was the home of the
Governors in colonial days. The women
also contemplate placing in the woman's
building a memorial of Virginia Dare,
claimed to be the first white female child
born in America, thus emphasizing the
fact that the first American woman was
born on North Carolina soil. s
' The scene which the exposition
grounds now afford,' with most of the
buildings nearing completion and the
construction being pushed forward by
more than 6,000 workmen, is accounted
so interesting and wonderful that from
1,000 to 5,000 visitors a day willingly pay
the admission fee of 25 cents to witness
it. Before the abolition of the free-pass
svstem the visitors' often numbered as
high as 15,000 or 20,000. The company
work of construction was interfered
with, so, that it was thought best to
charge an admission and thus diminish
the size of the crowd of sightseers and
at the same time add to the financial re
sources of the exposition. . ,
PURELY PERSONAL.
Literature Relating to Ancient Myths
Occupies Exclusive Atten-- '
tioa of Ing-ersoll. '"-..
, Baring Gould, the well-known novel
ist, is 59 years old. He belongs to an
old Devonshire family. ,'
Dr.'S. Weir Mitchell, the Philadelphia
specialist and author, is said to be one
of the foremost living authorities on the
subject of Bnake poisons. - : .
David D. Wells, son of the distin
guished free trader of Norwich, Conn., i
is a junior in uurvuru. iiu uas written
a play that is about to be brought out at 1
Cambridge. .
On the occasion of the golden wedding
of the King and Queen of Denmark the
Empress of Russia will present her fa
ther, King Christian, with six white
horses, all of pure Ara,b race, (fifr
Colonel Robert G.JngersolT.tells i
not
readjLJiWF'aperiflr three months. The
titeratufeiwhich'Jhag occupied his exclu
sive attention all this time relates to an
cient myths. - ' '
In the days of the Crimean war Colo
nel Vaughah was one of the bravest and
coolest men that England placed in the
trenches, and showed true grit and cour
age in the face of a tireless foe as well as
brave endurance in a starving service.
He is now Archbishop of Westminster
and successor to the late Cardinal Man-ning.
FOREIGN CABLEGRAMS
Six Jews and Jewesses Convicted
, of infanticide in Russia. .
GOLDEN ROSE OF VIRTUE BESTOWED.
The Obtinacy of Certain Il'gher Members
of the French Hierarchy Dis.
""' ' pleases the Pope. '
The report is now thaEmin Pasha is
totally blind. . ,
The Pope wants no pilgrimages from
France at present. ' -
Locusts have destroved the crops in" a
large section of South" Africa.
A violent form of influenza ' has been
added to the other miseries of Russia. :
To Signor Giolotti has been given the
task of forming a new Italian Ministry.
Prince George is to receive the honor-'
ary title of Commander-in-chief of the
British navy. . i ,
According to a distinguished London
law firm the case of Mrs. May brick can
not be reopened.
The Turkish government has forbidden
the importation of all patent medicines
into that country. . , ;
Of the 182 daily newspapers in the
United Kingdom not one at present is
sues a Sunday edition. . y .i
The defalcitions of the cashier of the
Hongkong-Shanghai banking corpora
tion amounts to $1,200,000.
Another great dock strike ia threatened
at London on the question of the pay
ment for time consumed at meals.- " :
The tradesmen in Rome, Naples, Ge
noa and other cities in Italy are embar
rassed by the scarcity of metallic money.
The Chamber of Commerce of Man
chester, England, by a vote of 164 to 156
has declared itself in favor of bimetal
lism. A syndicate of British capitalists is
preparing to send an expedition to ex
plore the coast of Patagonia for min
erals, . : . .. .
Of all the m on arch s dead and alive
the Kaiser is undoubtedly the most gen
erous in the distribution of autotrranh
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English insurance companies say their
business in the United States in 1891 was
worse than with the rest of, the world
put together.' : ; ",'
It is said that the French are making
steady preparation in Algeria to extend
their dominion southward over the no
mads of the Sahara... ...
The plague of field mice which has for
some time past been devastating the ag
ricultural diatricts of Thessaly continues
as destructive as ever.
Among the signs of returning pros
perity in Ireland maybe noted the at
tention which is being paid to improved
hotel accommodation.
Official news received in .Constantino
ple from Yemen, Arabia, states that a
renewal of the Arab disturbances in that
province is imminent. . ; .
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v Wrl ing on the relative conditions of
workingmen in Paris and London, a
Paris correspondent says the former are
far worse off than the latter. ' , ,
- In Brazil it is said President Peixotto
and the whole military government will
resign and a new government from civil
life will be chosen by election. . v
The debts of the Borghesa family in
Rome are stimated at 37.000.000 lire.
This necessitates the sale of all the art
treasures and other properties.
' Negotiations with Austria for the es
tablishment to a limited extent of recip
rocal trade relations are said to have
reached a favorable termination. ;
What is claimed to be biggest port
wine sale ever known in England is ar
ranged to take place next month, when
12,000,000 bottles will be offered.
It is Rtfl.ted that, thn l-innnl Dtinnal ma
neuvers of the British fleet will take
p.uvv vuiu t au uuutD n avtzt af aim mere
will probably be a review at Spithead.in
June. -
Soup kitchens have been opened in
several of the colliery villages in the
Durham district; England, where the
miners are on a strike, and children are
receiving free breakfasts.
Several arrests of Anarchists in Mons
and Liege, Belgium, have taken place,
and many bombs were captured. A for
midable conspiracy at Liege is said to
have been uncovered. ,.
The winnings made by Baron Hirseh
on the turf last year, amounting to 7,
000, have all been sent to hospitals and
institutions of a similar philanthropic
nature. ' . .. . '
The obstinacy of certain higher mem
bers of the French hierarchy in antag
onizing the Republic has so displeased
the Pope that lie has addressed another
letter to the French Cardinals, enjoining
in positive language that they .must not
deviateJrom his acwbleolicy toward
the present government of France as al
ready outlined. . .' .'.,:."'?..,
The recipient of the golden rose of
virtue, the most-coveted present that - is
mode by the Pope, this year is Queen
Amalia of Portugal. The jewel is valued
at 50,000 francs, and the jeweler received
8,000 francs for the workmanship alone.
The stem of the rose is of massive gold,
most five feet in length. The calyx is
made of fine stones of great value, and
the leaves are ornamented also with
jewels and contain the name of the Pope
and the name and title m of the Queen,
upon whom it was conferred.
COMFORTABLE HAWAIIAN LF.PERS.
6reat Improvement In tlio Condition of
. the Outcast Sufferers. ' i
The report of Mr. Meyers gives min
ute statistics of the leper settlement.
It appears that the total 'population is
1,457, Of whom 1,159 are lepers, "ko
kuas'.' or helpers 186, children not lep
ers 40, original inhabitants 57; and 15
others, occupying various positions of
trust or service. Of these 6 are Sisters
of Charity,: 2 Catholic priests, , 1 Prot
estant pastor, . etc. -There is at last
a competent resident . manager, Mr.
Evans. Mr. Meyers differs in his table
of the percentage of, deaths with that
of. 'the president of the board.:-He
makes it 25.32 in place of 37.20. ' The
statistics of lepers differs also to a con
siderable. number.1 He justly calls at
tention to the nuisance of dogs, as weU
as that of horses, of which there are
786. Some lepers own from five to fif
teen of them,' to this damage of the
general property.' It is suggested that
the number be decreased to one horse
for each family, which certainly ap
pears ample. ' ' '''" '
The government owns 196 buildings,
many 6f which have been erected dur
ing the last biennial period, and the
settlement is now well equipped in that
respect. Lepers have built and own
over 235 houses. The spiritual needs '
of the people appear to be pretty well
provided for in two Roman Catholic,
two ; Protestant and two Mormon
churches. There are also two prisons. ,
An ample supply of pure water is ob'
tained by a well constructed system of
water works" also put in during the ,
last two years. Each patient Is sup
plied with a 10 order on the storti each
year, ' besides ample weekly rations..
These comprise the following articles :
Rice, flour, bread, pol, "sweet potatoes,
sugar, beef (sometimes mutton), salm
on, oil, soap, ' matches kals flour,'
fish, salt, firewood. Thi;. average num
ber of those who receive rations has
been 1,036.8. -.'-;
The cost per capitr A Is o-nt 83.42.
The twenty-eight rhinese lepe live
up to their nature ftnd drive a profita
ble business in ca:-kes. etc. The peopje at
the settlement f PPear to have jnoney,
and actually b136 nt away 1)43 dur
ing the pas two vear One of, the
features of encouragement; ,m
,mciasing
confidence Of the Hawanans, who not
only are' off ering less resistance to the
authorities, but many lepers, not suspected,-;
have voluntarily surrendered
themselves. Hawaiian Gazette.
1 : Born Blindness Preventable, --v -
, Statistics taken from the . reports of
Fuchs, Magnas, Howe and , the com-",
mittee of the Ophthahnological Society
of the United Kingdom show that, at
least 30 per cent, of all blindness in
Europe and in this country is caused'
by preventable disease at birth. t,. The .
census of 1880 gives a totaif'of about
50,000 blind in the United "States. 'Of
these at least 15,000 have been blind
from' birth. And yet this disease is
wen nigh absolutely preventable, and
in its incipiency easily curable. "
- This statement is borne out by facts,'
as win be seen by reference to tho re- '
ports of the large lying in hospitals,
where the methods of prevention have
been in operation. ; After these means
were put in operation there was prac
ticaHy an entire-disappearance of the
diseased ' The method consists in wip
ing the face and lids clean and dry 1m-:
mediately after the umbilical cord is
tied. - The lids are then opened and
one Or two cirops of a 2 per cent, solu- ,
tion of nitrate of silver are instilled.
Except in premature children there
action from this . treatment is very .
slight. Hall's Journal of Health.
' The Woman Wlio Stays Too Long-
If the. reckless waster of time were
the oily sufferer for her thoughtless
ness there would be a certain sense of
satisfaction in contemplating the retri
bution. But when she lingers at her
friend's threshold to make a few closing
remarks on an already exhausted or a '
fruitless theme while the busy house
wife sniffs the odor of burning cake, or
hears the clock striking the hour of a
now impossible engagement; her action
becomes to a degree criminal. Harper's
Bazar. . ,.:-' - ' - : . - '
i ,'. ' : 'a "Wind Flower." "
. A flower has been discovered in, South
America which is only , visible when the
wind blows. The shrub belongs to the
cactus family and is about three feet
high. . -The stem is covered with dead,
warty looking lumps in calm weather. .
These lumps, however, need but a
slight breeze to make them unfold large
flowers of a creamy white, which close
and appear as dead as soon as the wind '
subsides. St. Louis Republic ; '
: Public Botanical Instruction. t
v An admirable provision has been
made by the magistracy of Breslau,
which will tend iii more ways than one
to the improvement of the pupils in tho
public schools. A botanical school gar
den has been instituted for the regular
supply of plants to the schools of the
place and for enabling teachers to make
observations on the spot with their
pupils. New York Telegram, ' ,''