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HOOD IUVKK, OREGON. SATURDAY. JUNK II, 1892.
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fUmvhig and llnir rutting arittly dun.
Natural ('.as and lVtrolciini Ili'llcn
on Ihixhury Kivf.
UTAH CENTRAL TO BE EXTENDED.
Sw 1'lnt'ry I'l.tr-r Wrings In Scott
V.tlU-y, Xfv., Shut Hiwn The
I'rasir Salmon Kun.
The Fraser river salmon run in light
The Salton Sea phenomena are ex
pected to recur.
The Sacramento ia falling fast, and all
fears of a Hood have panned.
Of 25.HH5 farms u Oreiroii 3.1ml are
provided with facilities for irrigation.
The Governor of Idaho will thorough
ly Investigate the Co ur d'Alcno mining
t rou tile.
The new staue road from Flagstaff, A
T.. to the Grand Canyon of the Colo
rado Ih now open.
Large quantities of mescal are lsdng
smuggled across the line into Arizona
from Mexico and given to the Indiana.
The establishment of a factory for the
manufacture of oils, perfumes and ex
tracts is one of the certainties for River
Ciptain HurgcHS, a mining superin
tendent, was shot at Tucson by an In
dian in a dispute over wages. Burgess
loHt an eye.
A local company is forming at Stock
ton, Cal., to huntlheCocos eland treas
ure. The island is about 4 K) miles south
Allen, a Denver detective, convicted
of assault and attempted robbery at Og
den, has been sent to the UtnJi peniten
tiary for seven years.
Captain Fitzgerald lias been held at
Tucson in $3,000 baii on the cbArgo of
embezzling the funds of the Santa Crux
Water Storage Company.
Tat McDermott, alias Pat Irvine, alias
1'at K. Gibson, one of the most cele
brated ami skillful safe-bloweira in Amer
ica, is in jail at Los Angeles.
The sale is reported, though the re
port is notauthenticated.of the Itonanza
and Golden Eagle gold mines in llarqua
llala district, A. T., for $000,000.
Tlie New Pinery placer diggings in
Scott Valley, Nev., have been stmt down,
because, the Chinamen engaged to work
the claim got more of the gold than the
Joseph Franklin Havey, one of 1 he
Cazadero stage robbers, has lieen cap
tured. Both of the young highwaymen
are now ineide the walls of the jail at
Santa Rosa, Cal.
A Bakersfield (Cal.) dispatch says
Lloyd Tevis has announced that bis res
ignation as President of Wells, Fargo &
Co. and Wells-Fargo lUink would go into
eil'tict on August 1.
Kighteen carloads of wild horses off
the ranges of Eastern Oregon have just
been shipped to Iowa. The horses were
all in fine condition, and sold at an av
erage of $20 per head.
William Garland, a well-known rail
rfiud builder and contractor, is now ex
amining a route for a railroad from
Globe toWillcox or Howie Btation on the
Southern PaciUc railroad in Arizona.
Denver parties are at Phcenix, A. T.,
investigating the proposed scheme to
build a railway from Ogden and Salt
Lake to Arizona and into Mexico as a
continuation of the Utah Central.
Bradatreet's agency reports twelve fail
ures in the Pacific Coast States and Ter
ritories for the past week, as compared
with thirteen for the previous week and
fourteen for the corresponding week of
18A Sacramento jury has decided that
the "wheel-of-fortune" game, because it
was not specifically mentioned as a pro
hibited game in the anti-gambling act of
the Legislature, could not be classed as
a gambling game.
John See, a suspected horse thief anil
train robber, killed his wife on the Gann
ranch, about twenty miles from Phoenix,
a T hneaiiHe she would no longer live
with him. Me shot her while she was
in the corral milking.
Telegrams have reached Pha;nix, A.
T from Hermosillo, Mexico, telling of
the defeat of the Mexican troops by the
Yaqui Indians, againBt whom a war of
extermination has been inaugurated by
the Mexican government.
I hr President to Soon Issue OiJers
the Survey of tin- Klamath In
Thu agricultural hi
ppropriaiion inn rinn
llio House Commit-
been completed ly
ton on Agriculture. It appropriates
$507,500 mure than last year. Ohm mill
ion dollars iirtt appropriated to curry out
tlm provisions ot tlio meat inspection
Representative Hermann of Oregon
say tlm rresnient win eo n issue oners
lor tint survey of Klamath Indian lands
la Orcein with a vit'w to their allotment
n snveiulty and opening of the nnrpluit
to white settlement. There are several
million hitch in thin reservation.
Tlm Colville Indian 1)111, which passed
tlm Senate, Iihh leeii referred to tlm
Committee on Indian A flairs in tlm
House. Representative V iIhoii says tin'
commuter win recommend non-concur-
renew in ill" amendments unl ask for n
con!erence, and tni'ii an agreement win
Ui reached wlilclt will be satisfactory to
Vest in the Senate offered a reHolntion
. . . . .1 II H. ... I i.'l
discharging me iOininiueo oi rumme
from further consideration of the House
hill to nut wool on the tree lint ami re-
dure the duties on woolen goods ami di
recting the committee to report the hill
back to the Senate for action thereon.
The resolution wan tabled for the pies-
The IloiiHe Committee on Riven and
llarliora has conitldcred the Semite
it lulmeiitH to the river and harbor
hi!l, ami it wan agreed the House should
non-concur in all the amendments and
link for u conference in order that the
amendments illicit m considered. Thin
will probably lie done, an It id usual with
nil mch bill.
Power bus offered in the Senate a res
olution instructing the Committee on
Public Lands to make a full investiga
tion into the relations of the geological
survey and topographical survey and the
necessity for the existence of two such
systems in the same areas and as to their
personnel and expenses. The resolution
was inferred to the Committee on Con
The House Committee on Invalid
Pensions has agreed to nqiort the bill
giving persons having claims Bgninst the
government, arising by virtue of service
in the army or navy, the riibt in person
or by attorney to examine and inspect
anything in any department, bureau, di
v sion. court or oflice of the United
States which contains any reference, al
lusion to or bearing noon claims.
The bill intended to alxilish the post 1
traderships in the army, which lias the
approval f the War Department and
General Scholicld, was favorably re
ported from the Military Affairs Com
mittee by Senator Proctor. The measure
w ill not produce any radical change im
mediately, and the 'present system will
continue "until those persons who are now
post trailers shall either die or retire,
hut when vacancies occur then the of
lice is to be almlishcd.
It is not improbable the Wavs and
Means Committee will report a bill mak
ing important revisions of the iron and
metal schedule After consultation with
Ids colleagues Stevens of Massachusetts
introduced a bill to place iron ore and
scrap iron on the free list and to reduce
duties on manufactures of iron and other
metals. It makes the duty on pig Iron
and like metals fi.M per ton, just half
the present rate ; bar and structural Iron
slid steel. 11.M ner ton: steel rails,
etc., l.72. and provides that no rate im
posed in the metal sciieuiiio oi me Mc
kinley bill shall exceed 35 per cent, ad
Senator Allison has introduced an
other remonstrance from the Chamber
of Commerce of Port Townsend, Wash.,
giving reasons why no appropriations
should be made for oast-defense vessels
for Puget Sjund or for the construction
of a ship canal from Lake Washington
to the Sound. In the first instance the
remonstrance says the land defenses are
much better than the vessels couia lie,
and much expert testimony is furnished
to prove t hat assertion. As to the Lake
Washington canal it is charged that the
project is not intended for the benefit of
the public; that its utility is very much
doubted, and that it ia only a scheme to
revive the land boom.
The Senate in executive session took
action in the long-pending case wnicn
in the language of the Senate i oreign
Relations Committee presents euch re
routed instances of injustice, delay and
denial of justice by the final action of
the government of Great Britain as to
warrant the interposition of the United
States, and if other means of redreBsare
exhausted, would justify reprisals. It
is the case of A. M Webster, who seeks
compensation for half a million acres of
anil in New Zealand, acquired irom iuh
native chiefs and later seized by Great
Britain. The Senate adopted a resold
tion declariiiB the claim was founded in
justice and deserves the support ot ttie
United States and requesting the Presi
dent to submit it to arbitration.
Senator Feller has introduced a bill to
increase the currency and provide for its
circulation, to reduce rates of interest
and to establish a bureau of loans. It
provides for a bureau of loans within
the Treasury Department, to be con
ducted by three commissioners. The
bureau is to establish loan agencieB at
the capital of every State and Territory
The business of these airencies is to lend
money to the people, no loan to be less
than $100 nor more than $2,510 to any
person or family, and no loan to be
oranted except to bnv or save a home
Funds to carry out the act are to be pro
vided by the issue of treasury notes to
an amount of $1.50 for every $1 worth of
gold and silver coin and bullion belong
ing to the United States. The bill pro
hibits banks or corporations from taking
more than 5 per cent, interest or 4 per
cent, where the loan extends over one
HEYONI) THE ROCKIES.
Tin. Assessed Value of Real
tif New York City.
THE GRANITE CUTTERS' STRIKE
The Value of lircadstufls Exported From
This Country to Europe Reaches
an Enormous Sura.
A reservoir of natural gas has been
struck near Butler, Mo.
The Delaware river w ill tie a famous
salmon stream in a few yean.
The granite cutters' strike In New
Kngiand is grow ing in magnitude.
F.astern capital is being largely in
vented in railroad enterprises in Mexico.
A new telephone company, with acap
ital of $2,500,000, lias been organized in
The $U,0i)0.0O( Illinois Central 4 per
cent. Cairo bridge bonds have been over
subscribed. Poker playing among the women in
Buffalo for money is becoming alarming
The Christian Kndeavor Society con
emplates building a hotel at Chicago to
The Lingham gold mine at Belleville,
Ont., has Is'en sold to Senator John P.
Jones of Nevada.
The Vanderbilts have just bought
5,000 acres of bituminous coal lands
near Du liois, Pa.
The city government of New Haven,
Conn., has approved the adoption of a
nine-hour work day.
Indiana has of all States the largest
percentage of Germans (53 per cent.
among its immigrants.
A bill making ten hours a legal day's
work for railroad employes has passed
the Massachusetts House.
Thirty-live al cn contract laliorers for
bidden to land at New York have ap
pealed to the Treasury Department.
Senator A'lison says there will lie a
surplus of $.'5,0.K),OOO or more at the end
of the fiscal year instead of a deficit.
Four hundred Carnegie mill employes
at Pitt-burg are out of employment ow
ing to the failure of the natural gas sup-
A company is being organized in Chi-
ago willt flie osienmo;eonjecioi searcn-
ng for a lost treasure ou me rurgaioire
The collections of internal revenue for
ten months are $125,54(1,001, an increase
f $5,000,811 compared with ten months
A Jut I ire in Charleston, N V., nas de
cided that the sale of soap by a druirgist
on Sunday is lawful, because cleanliness
a next to godliness.
The Ericsson submarine gun has neen
tested at Brooklyn, and has shown the
best results of anv test ever made in this
or any other country.
Seventv-tive miles of the Charleston,
Cincinnati and Chicago railroad, running
through Tennessee, has been sold for
100,000 to satisfy a debt.
The aggregate assessed value of the
real estate of New York city is $l,50rt,-
70,703, which is an increase of $43,3j1,-
883 over the preceding year.
The largest log fun ever known in the
Northwest, containing over 150,000,000
ogs, is threatening to turn the St. Croix
river, wis., into a new cnannei.
The Wisconsin Letrislature is expected
to meet in extra session early in July to
rectify the gerrymander declared uncon
Btitutional by the Supreme Court.
The Watertown arsenal has just eom-
leted a brass casting, said to be the
arrest ever attempted in any workshops
It is intended for Pacific Coast defense
The great need of Europe for bread is
shown by the fact that in the last ten
months the exports ot breaustuns irom
the United States amounted in value to
A device is said to have been invented
by means of which a locomotive can take
coal without Btoopinir. The Pennsyl
vania railroad will soon make a test of
I n the Court of General Term at Wash
ington the court held that the order of
the Secretary ot the Treasury could noi
be annulled or sei aBiue except oy juui
At a mass meeting of Socialists at Chi-
cacro a resolution was auopiea wiwi
whoop condemning the press and tne
general public for their stand against
Teed, the new Messiah.
A jury in the Superior Court in Chi
catro irave a verdict of $30,000 against a
street-railway company oi mai city, one
of whose cars on St. Patrick's day cut
off both legs of a boy above the knee,
President Newton of the Des Moines
and Kansas City railroad is on trial in
the United States Court in the former
citv for mailine an enormous quantity
of old papers during the week when the
mails over nis roaa were oeing weigueu
The new railroad bridge at Memphis
is located on the spot where Ferdinand
de Soto crossed the Mississippi in 1541
and in excavating for the short pier on
the Tennessee side some Spanish hal
herds, supposed to have been used by
him, were found.
There is a fire in the tunnel through
the Coosa Mountains on the line of the
Columbus and Western railroad in Ala
bama. There are large veins of coal
through which the tunnel passes, and
these are thought to be burning. The
tunnel cost $1,000,000.
THE CHICAGO EXPOSITION.
r he Negro Republic Accepts an Invit.i
tion to Participate in the reat
The general tint of the World's Fair
buildings will be pale ivory. Several of
them, however, will show modification
of that color.
P.avaria will semi to the World's Fair
two professors from its Institute of Tech
nology to report on the progress of the
United States in technical matters.
A model In miniature of Fort Sheri
dan, situated near Chicago and prospect
ively the chief United States military
station, will appear in the government
Liberia, the negro Republic, ban ac
cepted the invitation to participate in
the exposition. Forty-niae nations and
thirty-one colonies and provinces have
now accepted, ana trie aggregate oi ineir
appropriations, w ith thirty yet to hear
from, is $4,040 H!)5. ' '
Contracts have been let for the con
struction of the casino, music hall and
connecting peristyle, which together
will be a conspicuous feature in the fore
ground of the administration building
and near the shore end of the lake pier.
The contracts aggregate $270,730.
Costa Rica has one of the largest and
finest archaeological collections in the
world, showing many Columbian relics
and historic data relating to the discov
ery of America. This collection goes to
Madrid this year for the Spanish Expo
i aion, and will afterward go to Chicago.
Leigh S. Lynch, World's Fair Com
missioner to the South Sea islands, has
cabled that he has completed arrange
ments for an exhibit from the Phillipine
Islands and is now devoting his atten
tion to Java. There is everv prospect
Uiat the exhibit will 1 one of great in
terest. Italy has finally decided to take part
ollicia'ly in the expoiition, and has en
triihteu the management of participation
to the various Chambers of Commerce
in the principal Italian cities. The gov
ernment will encourage an extensive
exhibition of Italian products, and will
transport all exhibits to New York in
one of its war ships.
A circular has been issued by the ex
position authorities to all the railway
passenger associations of the United
States and individual roads, asking that
a materially reduced rate be made by
the railroads on the occasion of the ded-
atorv ceremonies next October. It is
believed that 50J,iK'0 visitors will be in
Chicago from different parts of the
Fifty five of the counties in Illinois
have been organized for exposition work
Uv the women members of the State
World's Fair Board. The women of
Sangamon county expect to prepare a
illume, to be known as the "JLiincoin
Souvenir," to sell at the fair. It "will
embrace a history of Sangamon county
and include in addition a story of Lin
coln's social life. The book will be em
bellished by women artists. The women
of Jo Daviess county expect to prepare
similar volume in regard to General
Grant. In Stevenson county thev are
talking of writing a history of the Black
While in Darmstadt Queen Victoria Held
a Private Investiture of the Gar
ter at the Schloss.
Mr. Washburn, the United States com
mercial agent at Magdeburg, is about to
Btart for home on leave of absence.
General Porter announces that but
75,000 is needed for the fund for the
ompletion of the Grant monument.
Colonel R. A. Crawford, who died at
Atlanta a few days ago, was buried in
his old Confederate uniform a faded
old suit with bullet-holes in it.
Arabi Pasha is to devote the remain
der of his exile in Ceylon to raising tea,
which is a better proceeding than raising
Cain, in which he used to take such in
Alexander Salvini is soon to appear in
a new play embodying the story used in
the "Cavalleria Rusticana," but, like the
book of that opera, derived from an Ital
The effect of his American tour was
shown by Jean de Reske, who refused to
sing at the Opera in Paris in Romeo and
Juliet" for less than $1,000. The high
est the Opera could offer him was $500.
Amone the Americans who are recog
nized as genuine poets by French critics
is one Jean Feuilleverte nittier, which
is supposed to be an exsct rendering of
the name of the venerable bard of Ames
bury. Mme. Greville is well known not only
as one of the moat brilliant French nov
elists, but also as an acute observer of
manners and customs oi tne people
among whom she has journeyed and so
journed. .... .. 1T J..
W hue iueen v icioria was in .Darm
stadt recently, she held a private inves
titure of the Garter at the Schloss, and
conferred the order upon Grand Duke
Ernest of Hesse. The new Grand Duke
was invested with the insignia which
had belonged to his lately deceased fa
ther. Prof. Lors, the Greek rifle-shot, is at
tracting much attention by his feat of
shooting a glass ball from his own head.
The trick is performed by shooting at the
trigger of a rifle held in a frame, with
the muzzle sighted at a glass ball dan
gling by a string directly over the marks
Miss Regina Morphy of New Orleans,
a niece of the great chess player, has
composed a waltz called "The Paul Mor
phy Waltz, which she has dedicated to
the CheeB Club of the Crescent City.
Miss Mnrohv is said to be a Temarkably
talented woman. She is accomplished
in music and painting, and speaks three
Klettric Omnibuses to k Tried in
London This Summer.
AMERICAN TOURISTS SUCCESSFUL.
Better Facilities for landing American
Passengers at Liverpool Gen
eral llwth Laments.
There are 1,000 men to every 900
women in Greece,
Peru has notified Indon capitalists
that she will pay her debt.
A thousand children are born in Lon
don workhouses every year.
A waterway connecting the Rhine
with the Danube is contemplated.
The Italian deficit this year will be
fZO.OOO.OOJ, and the same next year.
All London is apprehensive over the
report of another visit from the Shah
The Australian government financial
statement shows a deficit of 1,500,000.
Mr. Gladstone's article on the eight
hour bill has been suppressed in Russia
The British forces are rapidly putting
down the uprisings of native chiefs in
Brazil's finances are in good shape,
says President Peixoito in his message
Better facilities for landing American
passengers at Liverpool are promised
The new Labor Exchange at Paris,
built under government control, was
An Indian gosernment loan at a per
cent, has been taken above the mini
mum '.'4 in London.
Tiie proposition to "run" Stanley for
Parliament in England does not rouse
Salvation Armv Booth laments a eeem
ing withdrawal of sympathy for his work
by the English press.
Some Americans have introduced the
trotting horse and buurgy on the Bois in
Paris w ith apparent success.
Minister Jefferson, the United States
representative at Paris, will occupy the
same house used by W bitelaw Keid
A company has been granted permis
sion to experiment with electric omni-
buses In London the c tilling summer,
The five American tourists illegally
arrested in Switzerland have obtained
judgment against the canton of Berne
In the event of Liberal success in the
coming English elections, it is said that
Gladstone will enter the House of Lords
During the year 1S91 4,207 vessels
passed through the Suez canal, and
these only twenty-six carried the Amer
Punch and Judy shows still continue
to draw crowds in London, and eeem to
be regarded by the populace as the acme
of uproarous humor.
The enormous cotton warehouses at
Minet-el-Baasel, Egypt, have been par
tially destroyed by fire. The damage
amounts to $500,000.
The Prince of Wales is wearing a
square-top, fkt-brim derby with mourn
ing band on it. A word to our Anglo
maniacs is sufficient.
Advices from Trinidad report the grip
raging in the leading towns of the island.
Port Spain alone has had 600 cases, of
which 10 per cent, hare proven fatal.
It is stated that European papers are
sending ont advertisements stating that
3,000,000 laborers are wanted in Chicago
to work on the World's fair buildings.
In view of the heavy outlay that has
been necessitated in consequence of the
failure of the Russian crops, the govern
ment has ordered general retrenchment.
There is unusual building activity in
London this spring. New "edifices" are
going up on every side, and old ones are
undergoing an overhauling and renova
tion. Some large blasts of rock have been
made to provide material for the new
harbor refuge at Brest, as much as 100,
000 cubic yards being thrown out at one
It has been decided that a new trial
for Mrs. Maybrick is impossible under
English law, as no technical defect is al
leged and as no court of criminal appeals
Dr. William Bodey shows in Germany's
drink statistics that one-fiiteenth of the
cultivated land of that country is occu
pied in the production of wine, beer and
It has been pointed out that during
the last twenty-five years five Prime
Ministers have dissolved Parliament, and
in each case the opposition has come
The returns show that last year 334,
543 persons left the United Kingdom for
places out ot Europe. The number of
persons who arrived in England last
year was lol.ooy.
A world's labor exhibition is to be
held in London, at which it is to be
hoped that methods for the abolition of
"sweating" will be adopted and the evils
of strikes mitigated.
An enterprising British proprietor of
a tea plantation in Ceylon has engaged
the distinguished ex-Napoleon of Egypt
to take nominal charge of his plantation
at a salary ot 1,000 a year.
Sergeant Smith of the artillery garri
soned at Soeat, Westphalia, shot himself
dead in the guard room while under ar
rest for bullying privates and Inciting
them to swear falsely at his trial.
8UGAR AND MOLASSES.
Thn Tart filled hy 8rflinm Down Hath
Iinrlnrr, tli. W.r.
At homo and abroad sorghum came to
take the place of the vanished sugar.
The children ut home ate it in their gin
ger cakes, and the soldiers in camp
drunk it in their rye coffee. The mo-
lasses and sugar of Louisiana were pro
curable in degree till the fall of Vicks-
mrg; but the spirit of independence was
rife, and each state desired and deter
mined to rely as much aa possiblo
on its own products. The theory
of state sovereignty was extended
even to sorghum: and Its intro
duction was hailed everywhere as one
of the greatest boons of a beneficent
Providence. The juice of the cane.
extracted in a primitive fashion by crush
ing the stalks between wooden rollers
revolving upon wooden cogs and impelled
by horse-and-Iittle-darky power, was
caught in an ordinary trough, boiled
down into proper consistency in preserv
ing kettles, kitchen pots, or whatever
iiihrht be utilized for the purpose, and
barreled for use as sorghum molasses.
The svrup thus produced was quite a
palatable one, w ith a slightly acidulous
and not disagreeable flavor, but with an
unpleasant tendency to make the mouth
sore, it was Known as "long sweeten
ing," in contradistinction to its prede
cessor, "short sweetening," me sugar
that was scarce.
From its use in the place of sugar sor
ghum soon leaped into high repute as an
almost universal food staple. It wa
warranted to cure any case of hunger hi
man or bea.ct. Writers in the suggestive
daily press undertook in elaborate and
exhaustive essays to show that sorghum
syrup was nearly aa nutritious as meat
and an exceedingly good substitute for it,
while the seed of the sorghum cane was
capable of being ground into a meal that
made a most excellent and wholesome
brown bread. They claimed that tin
problem of blockaded existence had been
solved in the discovery of a plant which
produced in itself meat and bread for
the human family and provender for
cattle. Yet the average drjizen of the
Confederacy, whet1" . home or in the
army, while rein nn due credit to the
ingenuity and skill with which the cause
of the "food staple" was advocated by
its champions, appealed to the higher ar
bitrament of his own digestion; and
though willing to accord sorghum its
real merit as serviceable and useful in
the place of something better, he was
always ready to exchange it for the more
certain and familiar nutriment of bacon
and "com pone." To see it fulfill the
functions of sugar in the latest recipe for
Confederate coffee and tea was well
enough; but quietly to submit to its
usurpation of the high places of pork and
corn was more than the appetite of
hungry rebeldom would endure.
There was a secondary use to which
sorghum was put, in which it met with
decided favor from a select few. This
was its use in the manufacture of black
ing. The manuscript recipe books of
that day 6ay that "wonderful shoe black
ing, as good as Mason's best," can be
made of sorghum molasses, pinewood
soot, neat's foot oil and vinegar.
Yet, on the theory of the survival of
the fittest, the average Confederate must
have been right and the theoretic writers
in the newspapers wrong about the value
of sorghum, for bacon and corn bread
have long since regained their wonted
ascendency in the south, and sorghum
has vanished entirely from the fields
where it once flourished, save, perhaps,
where here and there some man and
brother cultivates it yet in his little
"truck patch," making "long sweeten
ing" for the consumption of his family
in as primitive a method as that in which
he helped his quondam owner to make it
"endurin o' the wall."
In the hardest times of the war period,
when provisions were the scarcest, the
latch to the larder of every southern
housekeeper hung out to each southern
soldier, no matter how ragged or humble.
For him the best viands about the place
were always prepared ; and his was the
high prerogative of receiving the last cup
of real coffee, sweetened with the solitary
remnant of sugar. W ith compassionate
pity the women recognized the hardships
in the army life of the Confederate soldier,
and were always ungrudgingly ready to
mitigate its seventies in every possible
manner. A. C. Gordon in The Century.
To Stop a Dos Fight.
A certain means of stopping a dog
fight is showering something over the
dogs that will produce sneezing. Be his
will ever so good, the motion ot sneezing
involuntarily opens a dog's jaws. Pep
per answers very wrell, but snuff is proba
bly the best, as it can be used ad libitum,
and will certainly produce the effect if
enough is used. In a large kennel a
supply of snuff should always be kept
on hand. Forest and Stream.
Aa "Early in the Morning Swim.1
Escaped Convict I am armed and des
perate; I have never yet shed human blood,
but I must have your suit of clothes to dis
guise myself. What do you say? (Cocks
Our Old Friend (without a moment's
hesitation) Help yourself, my dear fellow,
help yourself! I can stay in the water just
as well as not; in fact, I'm used to it. Seer