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HOOD KIVKU, OREGON, SATURDAY. OCTOBER 21), 1892.
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liming and lUIr ciittliif iMtty don.
Certificates of Kntry
Sold to Chinese.
A TRUCK FARMER IS HELD UP.
Mni'd fur Lvadlng Customs Officers
Poisonous Weed Causes Death
Among Utah Sheep.
Dryenfurth's ngents are in New Mox
it") endeavoring to produce ruin.
The llritish C )tiuul)ia sealing duet lias
brought down only 1,171 skins.
Sacramento is to spend f 100,000 in en
larging and strengthening her levee ny
The nwneri of the llalcvon have been
lined $800 nt Victoria, 1'. C., for evading
the customs olhcers.
HiiiiH Nelson and Jnan Alvnrex have
been captured at Phtenix, A. T., while
passing counterfeit money.
The Ne Perce reservation in Idaho,
a very rich land section, will be open for
settlement, in a lew months.
The cattlemen in Southern New Mex
ic are moving off the ranges, the
drought having made them barren.
Silver salmon are now verv plentiful
at Yitquins Hay, and are helm? caught
with trolling linen in great numbers.
The vintage is fully on in Napa Valley.
The wine-grape crop is two-thirds short,
and many largo wineries are not crush
ing. There are thirtv-Heven pupils in at
tendance at the Oregon Deaf Mute
SuJhmiI this year, the highest number
The High Courtof California Foresters
concluded iti work at ltukerstleld the
other day. Monterey was selected as
the next annual meeting place.
Another murder is reported by "Kid,"
the Apnche, in the Swisshelm Mount
ains. A woodchopper was (shot and bin
bead beaten ol! with stones.
The opal fields on the Snake river near
Caldwell, ah ut thirty miles from P.oiHe,
Idaho, are the cause of considerable ex
citement among mining men.
By a ruling from Washington the
Nogales (A. T.) custom authorities are
authorized to permit the free entry into
the United States of calves that were
born to cattle that had strayed into Mex
The contract for a new county j lil has
been let at Han Diego by the "Solid
Three" of th- live Supervisors who re
fiiHed to submit the proposition to a vote
of the people, on the ground that they
did not know what was good for them.
The British Pacific Construction Com
pany, with a capital of $5,000,000, has
been incorporated at Victoria, B. C.
for the purpose of laying out, building
and equipping tiie Canada Western rail
way from Victoria to Yellowbead Pass.
Matt llindenter, who owns over $30,
000 worth of real estate in Lot Angeles,
has been detected stealing w alnuts on
the Briswalter place. His coat and
trousers had their pockets extended for
the work, lie pleaded guilty, and was
Evans and Sontag when last beard
from were in Squaw Valley, and were
Been the day after the alleged interview
with them which was printed in a Kan
Francisco sensational newspaper. The
distance between the place where seen
and where the "interviewer" talked with
them would require four days' travel to
There is a company with headquarters
in Portland, Or., winch lurniHhes China
man with merchant certilicates f entry
into the United S ates, properly Bigned
and sealed, bearing a photograph of the
partv desiring to enter at a cost of W) a
head. These certificates are ner.it from
Portland to agents at Vancouver, B. O.,
who have no dilHculty in disponing; of
them at the price stated.
The San Francisco lumbermen inter
ested in controlling the cargo output of
the Pacilic Coast have prepared a sched
ule of the amount of lumber each mill
may cut under the pool arrangements.
The schedule is bused upon the output of
181)1, and is unsatisfactory to most of ihe
small mill owners on Puget Sound, who
may be subsidized, although it is siiia it
is not the plan now to subsidize mills.
Swrdcn the first Country in Wh!
Were l:M;ibl:slied Cooking and
Every Northern Stale west of the A
leghiiriies has a State university.
Sweden bus 2,1)00 school gardens. How
many are there in the linked States?
Ihreo thousand students, it is eti
mated, will attend Harvard College thi
Of the piiblli'-rchnol teachers in the
United States more than (ft jier cent, are
Edinburgh University is one of th
cniei medical centers In the world,
was founded in I5H2.
IM. f I. I . .
i uu irrnoiiicn classes oi Harvard am
1 ale both show noticeable increase,
ale leads with over M)d.
The oldest living teacher is Miss Clara
lilting of Tiew 1 one. She served con
liuiioUNly fifty-seven years.
TI I . .. ..
iiiu cieiiH-iiuiry-scnooi statistics o
Hungary are thus reported: In 1
2.015,(112 children attended Bchool. while
in moil omy 10.
There will be no color line at the Unl
versilyof Chicago. Ojiite a number of
colored M'rsons of both sexes have an
(nidi tor uiairii'iiiaiion.
1 he oldest and larifejt medical school
in America is that of the University o
Pennsylvania. It was founded in 17ii'
and bus graduated 10.4M men.
Wonderful progress has been made in
this country of late vears in teaching
me tiumn w speak. List year articula
lion was taught to 4.235 nutiils.
Twentv-llve graduates arid former hIii-
ilents of John Hopkins Univermtv ol
Baltimore, Md., have accepted positions
on the stall ol the new University of
In 1870 the Iindon School Board be
gan its work with not a single school
under its control. In 1st) I it possessed
410 reboots, affording accommodations
lor i.',i,iiu children.
I he University of Berlin, w ith its
0,000 students and scores of famous pro
lessors, has a capital of about $750,000.
Its largest endowment, that of the
I ountesn Bose, is only $tr(),000. Never
llieiess tt Is the seat ol the highest tier
man learning, and chums to have the
ablest corps of instructors of all the
world s schools.
Yale College entered upon its one bun
Ired and ninety-third year September
25). Over $1,000,000 have lnen expended
on new windings and other innrove
merits during the past year, and the total
menilHTslnp will exceed 2,000. During
me year l ale has leen the recipient o
more than $2,000,000, and its President
says $1,(00 00.) more has been pledged.
rew lor city shows a mood record in
the matter ol suspensions in the public
schools. Last vear there were but thirtv
five of these 250 schools that experienced
uch an extreme measure of discipline.
The number suspended was only ti ft y-
one in an attendance ol nearly 200,000;
Sweden was the first country in which
cooking and housekeeping schools were
established, snd here these schools show
great variety. One of its cookinur
schools supports a restaurant of about
100 persons. In Belgium hygiene and
the theory of household processes form
a part of the course of study in element
he Queen's His'oriographer for Scotland
Dies Grand Duke Nicholas'
. Wife Born a Serf.
Sir Julian Paunceforte is an accom
plished musician, and can play anything
irom an J,rara harp to an end man s
Mine. Bourinine, whom the Grand
Duke Nicholas married at Toula, was
born a serf, it is stated, as was her first
Charles Astiton. a London Daliceman.
has received a prize for $25 ) for an un
published bibliography of Welsh litera
ture Irom 1801 to 1800.
Louis Kossuth has lluisbed his mem
oirs, iho manuscript of the closing
hapters of the fourth and last volume is
with the printer at Pesth.
Miss Ada A. Brewster, the California
artist, belongs to ttie line of Brewsters
who proudly claim kinship with Elder
Brewster of Mayflower fame.
Lord Tennyson handed a check for
$1,000 to Sister Emma Durham, who
urseu him through a recent illness, and
he has presented the gift to the na
tional pension lund for nurses.
Henry B. Cleavos, the new Governor
of Maine, came out of the war a Lieu
tenant, and at once secured work as an
ordinary hand in a sash factory, but after
a iwo years inai oi ine jod he thought
it wasn't a promising one: so he struck
out in other lines.
The eminent Von Pettenkoffer of Mu
nich distinctly disputes Koch's proposi
tion that the coma bacillus is the cause
of Asiatic cholera. He thinks it is only
manifestation of the disease. This
should put a period to the coma bacillus'
ascendancy for the present.
Rey. II. R. llaweis has been per
suaded to undertake the preparation of
Sir Moreil McKenzie's biography. He
invites contributions of letters and anec
dotes that will assist in his work.
General Booth has 380 men, mostly
broken-down drunkards at one time,
working on his farm, a few miles out of
London, and they are described as a de
cent, industrious, useful and enthusiastic
lot of people now.
Prof. Huxley and Lord Chief-Justice
Coleridge are among the prominent Eug
liahmen who attended the recent Glouces
ter musical festival. The latter gentle
man is said to be exceedingly apprecia
tive of such performances. i
BEYOND THE ROCKIES.
Marriages Hut ween Chinese and
Europeans in New York.
OMAHA TO HAVE ANOTHER BRIDGE,
Ualtlraore and Ohio Railroad WII
Control the Ohio and Missis
slppl Koad lite.
The orange crop of I,eon county. Fla..
is larger than lor many years past.
foledo lias a boodle scandal. Its A I
dermen have been accepting brills.
Owing to the scarcity of hay. Kansas
tanners are harvesting their corn fodder.
A Chicago man has sued bis doctor for
$20,000 for breaking the drum of his ear.
Now that the cholera scare is over, the
streets of New Y'ork are resuming their
The Canadian government is to follow
our example in making postal card o
Negroes are turning bandits in Missis
sippi. Several murders and one double
lynching have occurred.
At New York mitrriages between Chin
ese laliorers and Europeans of the poorer
classes are increasingly irequent.
The Baltimore and Ohio party seem to
have carried their point, and will gain
control ol the Ohio an i Mississippi road
Spurious silver dollars are plentiful in
some of the Eastern States. They are
said to be clever imitations, but light of
1 he net gold fund in the Treas irv is
still growing. I wo months ago it
amounted to $110,000,000, and now it is
Pittsburg thinks of damming Indian
creex lony-mree miles awav to vet a
supply of water, if needed, of 150,000,000
gallons a day.
While driving a well at Linwood.
Mich., "a vein ol soItc;al. two feet thick.
and one of bard coal, six and one-half
feet thick, were struck."
The contractor for the construction of
the Canadian Soo canal binds himself to
have the canal completed by the open
ing of navigation in 1804.
I'lie story that the grasshoppers are
eating up the early wheat in Kansas has
been traced to the State Central Com
mittee of the People's party
An Omaha sport in red clothes is
walking from Omaha to Chicago and re
turn, begging his food, and to do it in
thirty-seven days for $4,000.
It is estimated that the voting lists of
Boston will contain at least 80,000 names.
n lt-83 the nnin ber ol registered votes at
the national election was 72,115.
The Daltons were second cousins to the
James boys and distantly related to the
i oungers, who are now in the Minnesota
penitentiary for theNorthfield bank rob
Mr. Whitney. President of the West
End road of Boston, and a syndicate of
apiiaiiats are reported to nave pur-
based all the open coal muies of Jiova
The County Commissioners of Carbon
county, Pa., week before last sold 10,000
acres ol unredeemed mountain land.
Some of it was sold for less than 3 cents
A Canadian officials lias gone to Hud
son's Bay to investigate the truth of the
reports that American whalers are smug
gling large quantities of goods into that
The street railway conductors of Cin
cinnati who used the old punched tick
ets over and over azain and cheated the
company out of $100,000 or thereabouts
are out of a job.
Three big law firms in New York are
having a vast amount of real estate busi
ness, and are inserting a clause of their
mortgages now requiring all luture pay
ments to be made in gold.
It has been estimated by financiers of
experience that not less than $;i00.000,-
000 of American securities held in
Europe have been unloaded in this coun
try within the last two years.
The Interstato Bridge and Street Rail
way Company, having a capital of $7.-
500,00, has given out the contracts for a
new bridge over the Missouri to connect
Omaha, Neb., with Council Bluffs, la.
It is stated that the remains of Christo
pher Columbus have been offered to the
United States as security for a $100,000
loan at 0 per cent, interest. The offer
was made by President llenreaux oi San
The Dubuque (la.) water company
wants the city to buy the plant at $355.-
000, alleged price offered by outside cap
italists, ine city holds an option to
buy it at its appraised value, which will
not exceed $200,000.
The Indians at Pine Ridtre Asencv are
sullen, and communication between the
various tribes of a secret and apparently
important nature is said to have taken
place during the Bummer. They expect
the Messiah in 1893.
M. J. O'Brien, formerly one of the
most prominent citizens of Chattanooga,
who is under indictment for the embez
zlement of $76,000 from the order of
Catholic Knights of America eighteen
months ago. has been arrested in Phila
The annual convention of the National
Woman's Christian Temperaae Union
will be held at Denver. Col., from Oc
tober 28 to November 2 inclnsi-ve. The
National Convention consists of 640 dele
gates, and usually attracts 0,000 visitors
nr;ii! m T . . -. ,i
wuuam i. csteau, late ot tjie rail Man
Gazelle, and his wife also will come to
America to attend the convention.
THE CHICAGO EXPOSITION.
Pacific County, Wash., Will Have a
l ine Olsplay at thi Approach
ing World's Fair.
It is ascertained that Germany will be
represented by not lens than 280 wine
growers at the Clrcago Exposition.
Mrs. Dora Wheeler Smith is doing dec
orative work on the ceiling and freize of
the woman's building at the Chicago
World's Fair without charge, which
would havecost $11,000 if done by anyone
A number of the old pioneers of Ben
ton county, Or., propose to go to the
World's Fair next year overland in
prairie schooners with ox teams in the
style in which they traveled to the West
in theearly days. While there they will
lodge in their schooners.
Pacific county, Wash., will have a fine
display at Chicago, mounted by Profes
sor Hudson, including sea lions, seal,
sturgeon, salmon, elk, a group of deer,
bear and sea birds of all kinds. In the
department of natural history Washing
ton will te represented with nearly
everything fr m a humming bird to the
skeleton of a whale. Photographs will
show the salmon industry from driving
a trap stake to canning the salmon.
The ten logs donated by the Puget
hound loggers to the Washington
World fair Uommission are lair earn
pies of the immense logs cut in that
State. The logs are 121 feet long and 41
inches squared. One of the logs before
being squared was 125 feet lone, and con
tained 12,27ft feet. They are the largest
logs ever shipped out of the State by rail
road. Four Hat cars were required for
one log. The end cars are built up so
that the middle cars can swing free
while rounding curves.
FROM WASHINGTON CITY.
General Miles Submits His Annual Re
port on the Department of the
The State Department announces that
Secretary of State toster instructed
Minister Scrones by cable the 12th in
stant that, if the new government of
enezuela was fully established in pos
session of the power of the nation and
accepted by the people, be should make
formal recognition of it.
Acting Secretary Chandler of the In
terior Department has approved the c r
cular issued by the acting Commissioner
oi the general land omce in accordance
with the act of August 4. 1892, authoriz
ing the entry of lands, chieiiy valuable
lor building stone, under the placer mm
ing laws. The feature of this act is that
it does not prohibit the entry of stone
lands under the settlement laws.
Mr. Hunsacker of the Carnagie Steel
Company had a conference with Secre
tary Tracy the other day relative to the
slow delivery ol steel lor the construe
tion and armor of war vessels. After
the conference Secretary Tracy said that
it had resulted satisfactorily to himself.
According to the statements made to
him the Carnegie Company is in a better
condition than he thought. He received
the assurance that work would be
pushed, and that hereafter all contract
requirements would be met.
Secretary Tracy has decided to recom
mend to Congress an appropriation for
an immense government dry dock at
San F'rancisco. This important work
will cost about $ 10,000. The chief of
the bureau of yards and docks has made
strong representations to Secretary
Tracv of the necessity for a mvprnmsnl
dry dock at San Francisco in response to
a vigorous appeal from Mare Island offi
cials, lbe proposed structure would be
of timber and stone and of a size suffi
cient to accommodate the largest war
General Miles has submitted his an
nual report on the department of the
Mississippi. He says the inspection re
ports show that the troops are in a good
state of discipline and efficiency. Gen
eral Miles says regarding the dissatisfac
tion among the Cheyenne and Arapahoe
Indians on account of the deduction of
$07,500 for so-called attorneys' fees from
money due to Indians in payment for
reservations opened to se tlement that
he directed an investigation to be made
by Captain Lee. Captain Lee in his re
port said that the payment of money
was tainted with misrepresentation,
fraud and deceit, and was an outrage
upon the Indians. General Miles earn
estly renews the recommendation made
in his last annual report of $850,000 for
the mobilization of 10,000 regulars and
K),000 State troops at the World's Fair.
He further urges an appropriation of $1,-
6J0,0U0 for transportation, camp ex
penses, equipments and other expenses
connected with the proposed encamp
The monthly statement of exports of
farm products show there was a decided
tailing on during September and during
the first quarter of the present fiscal
year, compared with the same periods of
last year. The decrease in exports ex
ceeds $14,000,000 for September and $2,-
f)00,OOO for the quarter ending Septem
ber 31, but by reason of the large exports
made last winter and spring the total for
breadstuff's last nine months was more
than $38,000,000 in excess of the first
nine months of 1801. The exports of
wheat flour increased during September
$7,207,823, against $5,871,808 in 1891.
and during the first quarter of the fiscal
year $19,154,436 against $14,449,202 in
1891. The exports of corn show a falling
off for September of $1,000,079, against
$1,846,676 in 1891. The rye exports for
the month were only $110,377 in value,
whereas a year ago they were $2,9b8,539.
The value of the exportB of cattle and
hogs from the United States during Sep
tember were $2,491,081, and for the first
quarter of the present fiscal year $8,532,-
212, an increase lor the month over 1891
of $141,689, and for the quarter, $41,500.
The exports of dairy products for Sep
tember were sya.zei, a decrease, com
pared with the same month of 1891, of
Statistics of Emigration From the
Port of Glasgow.
COTTON LOOMS IN GHENT STOPPED.
The Large Amount of English Capital
Invested In the Railways of the
The barley crop of France is 20,000,0C0
bushels less than last year.
The French Free Masons have resolved
to take a more energetic part in politics.
New docks for the trAnnntln
will be shortly started at Stettin, Ger
many. The London Police return nhnar a
great increase during the last two years
in the number of drunken women.
It is estimated that $40,000,000 gold of
British capital has been invested in the
railways of the Argentine Republic.
The cross on the top of the Pantheon
in Paris, which has been so great an
eyesore to the Radicals of that city, is to
A leading Japanese newspaper com
plains that the pood manners of the
Japanese women have been ruined by
the importation of Western civilization.
A company with 100,000,000 francs
capital is trying to get a license for a
gambling establishment at Mondorf, sit
uated in the Grand Duchy of Luxem
bourg. In Kin-Kiang, China, there is a man
who has taken a vow to watch three
years by his mother's grave, during
which period he will be cared for by
Considerable interest has been awak
ened among the literary circles of Berlin
by the sale of an edition de luxe of the
complete works of Frederick the Great
for 2,000 marks.
A remarkable shower of volcano ashes
recently occurred in several parts of Fin
land. The ground in some places is
stated to have been covered to the depth
of nearly an inch.
A Glasgow paper publishes the statis
t csof emigration from that port for 189.',
and these show that forty-three started
for Australia, 1 ,056 for Canada and 20,637
for the United States.
A corner on vaccine was brought about
recently in Moscow, and in view of a
threatened epidemic of small-pox the
price of the viruB was increased some
thousand per cent.
It is stated that Dr. Pellegrini will suc
ceed Senor Plaza as Argentina Repre
sentative in London, and will be charged
to propose terms for a final arrangement
in regard to the debt.
The Liverpool Journal of Commerce an
nounces that a reduction of seamen's,
wages is probable, 10 per cent reduction
having been decided upon at Hull. A
great deal of trouble is feared.
The cigars made in Fance last year
realized a total of about $10,480,000.
Cigarettes made in France were sold to a
total of about $4,029,000, while tobacco
for smoking in pipes fetched $34,430,000.
An English company is being formed
for the acclimatization of elephants in
South America. The Valley of the
Amazon and its tributaries are thoueht
to be very suitable for elephant farming.
A statistician of the German govern
ment a short time ago investigated the
records of the Department of Com pulsory
Insurance and according to his investi
gation the most unfortunate day is not
r riaay, out Monday.
The Shanghai correspondent of the
London Times cables that Enelish mis
sionaries have been mobbed by natives
in Kieng Yong. The house of Mr. Phil
lips, head of the mission, was destroyed,
and he and his wife fled for their lives.
The Emperor and E in press of Russia
are soon to pay another visit to their in
valid son, Prince George, at his moun
tain retreat, Abbas-Tuman in the Cau
casus. The Prince will continue the
heroic treatment for his lungs another
The British Adm'raltv. wishins to
make the display of British warships at
Hampton Roads next spring as imposing
as possible, has invited Admiral Hos-
kins at the conclusion of his furlough to
select the vessels which will be available
for the occasion.
Experiments with different kinds of
lights for libraries show that 550 hours
of an electric light of 144-candle power
produced no yellowing eriect upon the
leaves of books, while 240 hours of a
fifty-candle gas light produced a notice
able change of tone.
The new army bill to be submitted to
the German Reichstag at its coming ses
sion will call tor an outlay of $10,000,000
and a permanent addition to the budget
of $29,000,000 a vear. the eovernment
contending that the increased military
establishment will be absolutely neces
sary to make sure of the retention of
Alsace and Lorraine.
In the recent competition of horses at
Rouen, France, for the world's champ
ionship leaping sweepstakes an English
horse, Las Mania, cleared the bar at a
height of seventy-four inches. The
highest leap of a French horse. New
Moon, was seventy-two inches.
One hundred and twenty thousand
copies of Zola's "Debacle," have been
sold in less than three months. He has
received $60,000 for the publication in
feuilletons of nineteen volumes, and by
their publication in book form he has
made about $160,000 more. In twenty
years altogether he has made about
THE HUMORIST IN HULlTICS.
A rrofennlonal funny Man I'or
Candidate for Coroner.
The funny man of the Aurora (Ills.)
Blade Is a candidate for coroner. And why
notr i he author
of "Peck's Bad
Boy" struck high
er and g'M-n into
history a Gover
nor George W.
Peck, of Wiscon
sin. John Ross
Browne began as
porter and very
serious writer, be
came a California
humorist by acci
dent, aa It were,
and was finally
tertoChina. Emil C- w. PUTNAM.
Deitsch, the genial novelist of Chicago, be
came famous as a coroner, and Bill Xye
vainly endeavors to conceal the fact that
he was once a justice of the peace. So
there is cause for high hopes of Mr. C. W.
Putnam, of the Aurora Blade.
He is a Chicago boy and began life as a
practical printer, went to Aurora, obtained
control of The Blade and soon made it a
success and a power. As a solicitor for
advertisements and job work he has few
equals, but he has the Irregularities of
genius. Subscribers never know when The
Weekly Blade is to be out, and the printers
never know when they are to get the copy.
But it is good when they get it. In bis an
nouncement of his candidacy Mr. Putnam
"The report has gone out that we are of
a facetious vein, and that we would not
sit on a dead body without cracking a joke.
This is a malicious story got up by the op
posing candidate. It is only upon putting
forth the greatest effort that we ate com
ical. Melancholy runs in the family and
we groan in our sleep.
"We merely asked to be elevated to the
office on account of our signal fitness for
the position. We were on the grand jury
last spring, and all were surprised at the
evidences we displayed of possessing a judi
cial brain. Indeed, we did not before im
agine that we had such daisy ideas on the
question of justice. .
"We also proved to be a regular Hanchett
in cross questioning guilty ones, and we
exhibited startling detective qualities of
the Hawkshaw order. We could stick a
pin clear up to the head in the slightest
As the county is strongly Republican
and he is the regular nominee, Mr. Putnam
is sure of election. He has already had
some experience as an impromptu speaker
and some reputation as an amateur actor,
having played Marks, the lawyer, in "Uncle
Tom's Cabin." The correspondents assure
us that he does not look a bit like the typ
ical funny writer, but as no one ever saw
any one who did, he is not singular in that.
The caricatures, especially the pictures of
John Phcenix, Artenius Ward and their
kind, have given many people an idea that
a humorist is to be known at sight. Well,
fMr. Putnam is a plain everyday gentle
man, and will no doubt make a good cor
oner. A Fortune in a Guitar.
Violins made at Cremona by the father
of the art have been sold in recent years
for enormous prices, and a great many
which are not genuine have been palmed
off on unsuspecting enthusiasts, but it
rarely occurs that au old guitar made by
nobody knows whom becomes as valuable
as a genuine Stradivarius, and yet there is
such a case on record. M. Uhlmann, a
native of Luxembourg domiciled in Paris,
inherited from a deceased uncle a rather
dilapidated guitar which has proved to
him the source of a small fortune. The
uncle was an itinerant singer, and M. Uhl
mann, wishing no doubt to keep up the
family connection with the fine arts, was
in the habit of going around wineshops
with his inherited instrument, with which
he accompanied himself as he intoned pop
ular ditties. One evening a semi-inebriated
person, who abhorred music f every
kind, snatched the old guitar ot t of its
owner's hands and cracked it, on his (the
M. Uhlmann was assisted by the police
in the unequal encounter and the drunkard
was carried off to the station house. So,
too, was the broken guitar, as a piece de
conviction against the unmusical aggressor.
A police official, while examining the dam
aged instrument, noticed that in its inte
rior was a roll of papers. These, being
pulled out, were discovered to be stock
certificates worth nearly $2,500. The scrip
was handed over to M. Uhlmann, as it had
belonged to his uncle. The wandering
minstrel from Luxembourg was so over
joyed at his good fortune that he withdrew
the charge of assault against his aggressor,
following up his act of magnanimity by
inviting the latter to sip refreshments with
him at the nearest tavern.
A Balloon in a Jail. .
In the center of that remarkable county
jail in Pittsburg is a dome 111 feet from
the floor and inaccessible except by balloon
or scaffold. The barred windows around
it are now black with accumulated soot
and dust and the warden wants one of the
prisoners to go up in a balloon and clean
them. He figures that a canvas bag ten
feet high and about five feet wide would
support a man in perfect safety if filled
with hot air, and he proposes to keep up
the supply of air by building a big fire on
the flagstone pavement under the dome.
The man will be attached to the balloon
seated on a chair and provided with a mop
or whitewash brush, as the work to be
done may require. The balloon can't get
away, and a rope will connect it to the floor
so that it can be pulled down at will. It is
only, fair to add that the jailer has called
for a volunteer, but the prisoners do not
appear enthusiastic on the subject.
Hears in Maine.
Manley Hardy, of Brewer, is at pres
ent receiving about twenty-live bear
skins a week, which is a good number
for this time of the year. He says that
with the skins come reports of great
havoc being made among the sheep by
bruin, but that the bears confine them
selves principally to the eastern district,
and are scarce and difficult to find in the
north and western parts of the state.
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