The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, December 31, 1892, Image 1

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NO. 31.
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The Glacier Publishing Company.
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Barber Shop
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fimoinl St., iiiur Ouk. HoihI HWrr, Or.
Shaving and Hair cutting neatly dune.
Sut infill turn (liiaiuiitoed.
An Attempt to Wreck a Southern
l'diific lixjia'S.s Train.
The Unknown Girl Who Committed Su'
ddi: at San )Wgo Troves to be
a Gamtilti's Wife.
Nevada's Legilature will continue in
session bat forty days.
Tim outlook (or coming crops in South'
cm California w as never better than at
'Pin damage to the orange crop by the
Bt or in in Central California in leas tlmn
6 per cent.
Irrigation woik along the Snake river
in Id.tho ha seriously endangered nav
igation on Hint stream.
Victoria, I!. C., hait done away with
vaccination an a necessity Is-fore a ciiiUi
can enter ttie public schools.
Kid's hum! of renegades am in the Kan
CkiIuh Mountains without lxl or
shelter, eiiU'.'ring greatly Irom cold and
Columbia river cannera declare that a
salmon 1 1 u -t 1h absolutely iiivosaary to
wrii' results tliat will prove at ail re
inn literati vo.
The grand jury at Fresno haa charged
tlint tliu builder of the court houne there
lnt nut follow tlie planH and made sev
eral thotiHiuid dollars by not doinx ho.
Ira Bartlett, a miner well known on
the Count, killed himself in a mining
camp near Tombstone, A. T. Jlewaa
itii l to do, tint his health wan failing.
Early in May of next year Frank For
dyee, a young stock baron of Idalui, will
Rtt'Miipt to drive from the center of
Idaho to Cyallalu, Neb., a band of 45,00.)
A pu ty of old Indian fighters is being
organised in Southern Arizona, who
ho'n to capture Kid and his band, as
well hh the rewards offered by Governor
Murphy. , ,
F.H'jrts'to 'revive the Journal, Hussell
1 1 hi risou's paper, which recently failed
at Helena, Mont., have proved abortive.
The total amount due to creditors is said
to be $1)25,000.
The civic Board of Health at Victoria,
B. 0., is engaged on the claims of par
ties whose houses were fumigated alter
the smallpox epidemic for damage to
clothing, furniture, etc.
The State Board of Agriculture has
formally decided in favor ot holding the
Northern Citrus Fair at San Francisco
next month in conjunction with the Me
chanics' Institute Fair.
The unknown girl who committed Btii
cide at the Coronado Hotel in Han Diego
has been positively identified as Mrs.
Kate Morgan. Her home was in Ham
burg, la., and her husband is a gambler.
A petition is being circulated by some
of the ladies of Pasadena asking the
Leg'slature to so amend the lawn oi Cal
ifornia that the right ot voting will be
extended to women upon all questions,
both local and national.
In the United States Circuit Court af
Portland Judge Gilbert has decided the
case of tlie United StateB against the
Willamette Valley and Cascade Mount
ain Wagon Road Company in favor of
the de:endants. The controversy in the
case was over 000,000 acres of land
granted by Congress to the company for
building a road.
An attempt to wreck the Southern Pa
cific north-bound express was made near
Grant's Pass, Or. had been taken
from a trestle, on which had the train
run it would have been thrown tnto a
deep canyon and the loss to life -would
have been terrible.
Many home-seekers are looking for
ward with gratification to the early
opening of tlie Nea Penue reservation
In Idaho. The Indian allotments leave
600,(100 acres unclaimed. Of this area
fully 500,000 acres is fine agricultural
and grazing land.
At Snowflake in Apache county, A.T.,
Charles II. Flake and James M. Fiake
nttemptrd to arrest Tom Taylor. Taylor
killed Charles Flake, and wounded
James, who in turn killed Taylor. The
Flakes are merchants and loading Mor
mons of that section. Taylor was a des
perado, and recently robbed the bauk ut
San Marcial.
I.hpior MaJe l ioin Common Mushrooms
in Africa Algcrl.-i as a Cork
Producing Country.
The Krupp works have 5,5 12 furnaces.
Indelible Ink Is made from hanariH
ju cu.
Heading Pa., made 75,000,000 cigirt
this year.
Georgia taxes every tlgarultv) teller
$:.'Oi) a yeur.
This country m'nes 2,1,000,000 barrels
of salt a year.
Mexico exported 43,7.r0,00') piundaof
collee last year.
In India the government runs the
opium business.
Consolidation of the lead and oil In
terests is contemplated.
The annual liquor bill for the United
t.ttes is $l,48i,OO0,OO;i.
There are several J n-keys at Newinar
Net earning $ 15,000 a year.
The hog pat k this year will exceed
that of la-it by 1,100,000 hoys.
The Union Purine railrond Is figured
on to have cost III 8,778 per mile.
An electric cigar lighter has been in
vent) d for the IsMieflt of amokers.
There Is more money spent for eggs
limn for 11 ur In the United States.
The whaling season has tieen a success.
the catch being valued at $1,500,000.
The movement of the cotton crop for
the season to date Is over 1,3)0,000 hales
Russia produced in the past ten rears.
it is mil. I, H78.OSO.400 gallons of pure al
The aggregate of salaries of postmas
ters appointed by the President is $5,
31X1,000. Alexandria, Ind.. is to have a $5,000.-
OtM glass plant, the largest in the United
There are about 130 duly qualified fe
male medical p actitionersiu the United
The Lincoln paper mill at Lincoln.
Neb., has been sold to tlie paper trust
tor 11(0,1 (H).
The damage to wheat and oats in
Michigan by smut this year is estimated
at $1,000,' Ml.
Glaus in oven doors Is something new.
The cook can see what she or he and the
lire are doing.
The natives of Liiria prepares sin
gularly intoxicating beverage from a com
mon mushroom.
A New Hampshire man has Invented
a machine that trims and punches liolts
in one operatn n.
The production of distiHed spirits of
all kinds in tiiis country last year was
H7,lHo,in gallons.
Dublin claims to have the largest
brewery in tlie world: St. 1mis Uie big
gest in the United States.
Ten million pound of tea were
brought into the United States hint year,
an increase of nearly a third.
It has lieen dieovered that the weight
required to crush a square inch of brick
varies from 1,200 to 4,500 pounds.
The mines of the world produce
twenty-five tons of gold every week, and
yet tlie precious metal remains as scarce
Most heavy tunnel work Is now done
by machine drills, driven by comprised
air, which also serves to ventilate the
Algeria Is the greatest cork-pmdiaring
country in the world, having 2,500,000
acres of cork forests, of which 300,000' are
made to yield regular crops.
Electric heating has made great prog
ress in Ottawa, Canada, and hotels and
p-ivate establishments are rapidly
adopting this new convenience.
The oyster dealers of Baltimore agree
that tlie oyster supply this year will not
be sufficient to keep their packing
houses running on even half-time.
A drying-houee for lumber has been
erected at Ottawa, in which electricity
is the heating power. This ia the first,
establishment of the kind in the world.
The shortage of the hop crop in Otsego
and Schoharie counties, N. Y., is said to
be unprecedented. Twentv-threo cents
is offered, but growers are holding their
stock for 30 cents.
Mr. Carnegie came to this ijountryj
forty-seven years ago, when he was 10 9
vears old, ana has never bad tune to get
Mascagni, the composer, has received
an offer to come to America. Should he
decide to come he will conduct some of
his operas here.
A prince of the Bassa tribe of West
Africa is taking a course of i (Unties at
Bates College, Me. He goes by the name
of Louis P. Clinton.
Sam Joseph, who led the ChJ cago Con
vention in singing "Grover, Gi rover, four
years more ol Grover," it is saiid, wili be
made United States Marshal of Phila
delphia. James Payn, the noted noHst and
editor, is probably the worst -writ in
the British kingdom. A letter from him
is nothing more than an I ntere-afcuag
study in hieroglyphics.
General F. J. Lippitt of Washington
ia the only survivor of the few who,
standing at the grave, witnesued the in
terment of Lafayette. He whs them
youth, and resided in Paris.
A heavy loss to the literary circles off
Austria was the death, a lew "weeks "fre,
oi Frederick von Hellwald, the geograph
ical writer ana Historian. Anton Hauler:
von Hellwald, to give his full name, was
b-irn in Padua in 1842, at the son of a
Field Marshal of the Austrian army.:
He himself entered the army of Ausf-ria
and took part in the carjorxuvn ai?ai-nBt.
Prussia in 1806, but became editor -of,
an Austria military journal, tnereafr.
Wonderful Progress Made in the
Condition of'Our Navy.
The Trltk of Voting on the Names of Dead
Mt n Developt d Into a Scientific
Fraud In I'rovldence.
New Haven, Conn., is in the throes of
a temerance revival.
There are nearly 1,000,000 pensioners.
During last year 2",'MHi jtensiouers were
Colorado's Legislature proposes to
make silver coins lull legal tender in the
Centennial State.
Excitement has lieen canned by the
discovery of rich deposit of nickel ore
near Keokuk, Iowa.
The government building in Chicago
Is sinking so that six hew props have
been put in to hold it.
Tlie Wells-Fargo Kxp.cru Company, it
is reported, has secured control of the
Colorado Midland line.
Suits Aitainst forty-three companies
are to lie brought at St. Joseph, Mo., for
violation of the an'i-tnu-t law.
Canadian newspapers say the annexa
tion que-tion must lie discussed. They
are now willing to hear both sides.
It is estimated that the value of the
honey and wax produced in this country
during the past year was fL'O.OOO.OOO.
It is thought that George Gould's In
clinations will prompt him to own a
large racing stable, and that ho will soon
be on the turf.
The Brooklyn bridge is to have a great
pueumatx tube for the transmission oi
mail and baggage lietween New York
and Brooklyn.
Herr Seidl, the New York musician,
will get $15,000 for pUying five months
at the World's Fair, and his orchestra is
paid accordingly.
A woman who was elected a Trial Jus
tice in Wvouiing commenced her duties
by committing her huBband to jail for
contempt of court.
Jersey City is to have a new city hall,
a contract fur th construction of which
has been awarded. The cost has been
limited to 1237,000.
Atlanta is to have a belt road five
miles in length, connecting all the roads
centering there. It is to be opened as
an independent line. j
The St. L uis Republic figures it out
that the recent rite in coi ton has made
the South rich'T by $100,000,000 since
the midJle of October.
The Wisconsin monolith on the World's
Fair grounds is to pierce the air at a
height or 115 feet. It will be the high
est obelisk in the world. 1
Mine. Diaz, wife of the Mexican Pres
ident, is going to send at her own ex
pense a woman's band of forty-five
musicians to the World's Fair.
A combination to form t1 e largest and
most complete printing and publishing
houne in the world has been formed at
Chicago, with $5,000,000 capital.
Dr. Preserved Smith, who was found
guilty of heresy by the Cincinnati Pres
bytery and sentenced to suspension, will
appeal his case to the General Synod.
Richard Mansfield complains that
Boston, instead of criticising his acting,
found fault with his legs. He thinks
Chicago is intellectually superior to
New York's Board of Aldermen pro
pones to pass an ordinance which will
render unlawful the driving of steers,
bulls or cattle through the streets of the
If the prohibition bill should paBS the
South Carolina Legislature, a Charles
ton brewing firm, whose charter lasts
seventeen years, will lnvea monopoly
of the business in the State.
A temporary camp of military in
struction for the army and volunteer
forces is propose ! by Senator Mitchell
to be established at the World's Fa;r,
the militia not to exceed 50,000.
The upper mill of the Lackawanna
Iron and Steel Company at Scranton,
Penn., has been shut down on account
of lack of orders. This movement
throws 000 men out of employment.
The Pennsylvania Company will make
extensive improvements near Washing
ton, D. C, and reduce the running time
to New York to four and one-half hours.
The assessed valuation of the coal
lands of Schuylkill county, Penn , has
hoe n definitely settled by the County
Commissioners, who place them at $10,
6)4,750. .
The trick of votinzon the names of
dead men, non-residents, minors and
the like appears to have been developed
nto an almost scientific fraud in Provi
dence. R I., where . over 2,' 00 names of
fictitious per6onageb were found on the
lint of voters.
Secretary Tracy's report on the con
dition of the navy buows wonderful pro
gress in the past fw years. The esti
mates in the -report for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1894, for the navy and
marine orpe, including those for public
works and the increase of the navy, are
24,471,4U8, being $2,713,141 lees thai
those for the last fiscal year.
There ia now in Washington a regu
larly organized committee consisting of
five members sent from the New Orleans
Convention to a d in pushing the Nica
negna canal bill through Congress. They
are all confident that the bill will pass,
although they are not so confident that
,it will pass at the short session.
A Bill Having a Its Object the Perfection
of the Quarantine Service of the
Country Introduced.
In the trial of Commander Johnson of
tho Mohican, charged with grounding
tils vessel in Alaskan waters, Lieutenant
Strong, navigating officer, was submit
ted to a long examination, explaining
how the Mohican struck on Cherkoff Isl
and. He testified in full as to the posi
tion of the ship and the sailing maneu
vers at the time, and stated that the
ship's course had to be laid out the best
way possible, as the charts were i n ac
cural e.
The detail of Captain Boiup of the
ordnance department to duty at the
World's Columbian Exposition in con
nection with the exhibit of the ordnance
department is regarded by army officers
as a vindication of his conduct while
military attaci e of the United States
legation at Paris. Captain Borup was
recalled at the instance of the French
government on account of alleged sale
ol plana of the French coast fortifica
tions to officers of the German and Ital
ian armies.
A bill has been introduced In the Sen
ate by Senator Chandler, having as its
object the perfection of the quarantine
service of the country. The bill author
izes the President to designate from
time to time such p aces on the United
States coast for the establishment of
quarantines as in his judgment are nec
essary to maintain a uniform service in
accordance with the laws. It further
provides that it shall be lawful for any
State or municipal authority to assess
any fee for quarantine purposes on any
vessel of any national company, or npon
any person brought into the United
Stales from abroad.
Representative Hermann haa intro
duced and is pressing before the Com
mittee on Public Lands a bill enlarging
the powers of the United States Com
missioners. The bill provides that per
sons having homestead proofs may
make them before these Commissioners.
At present the homesteader is compelled
to make final proof before United
States land officers at the local offices or
before Clerks of Court at the county
seat. Mr. Hermann declares that this
new provision would be of great advan
tage to many settlers who live a long
distance from county seats or from the
local land offices.
Indian Commissioner Morgan has
sent to the Secretary of the Interior a
etter stating that a cr sis baa been
reached in the work carried on by the
Indian oltice in the education ol children.
He says the office is helpless to further
enforce the regulations 1n accordance
with the act of 1800, and he lay a the
facts in the case before the Secretary for
his information. Gen. Morgan gives the
details of several recent cases where the
authority of the government aa repre
sented by Indian agents has been
openly denied. Morgan says he does
not believe in using violence, but he cer
tainly does think the government
should show the Indians that it is in
earnest in the matter. He is of the
opinion that all that would be neces
sary would be to show force. The Com
missioner makes no specific recommen
Senator Allen has presented an
amendment to the naval appropriation
bill, making an additional appropriation
of $300,000 to continue the contract for a
timber dry dock at tne United States
naval station at Port Orchard, Kitsap
county, Wash. This is under the act
approved March 2, 1891, authorizing the
Secretary of the Navy to have con
structed by contract after public adver
tisement for naval and commercial pur
poses at a cost not to exceed $700,000
for the beginning of the work, of which
sum $200,0C0 was appropriated by this
act. The additional appropriation is for
erecting an office bui'ding, water closets
and sheds, approaches to the dry dock,
rent of quarters for the Chief Engineer
and inspectors, pay of superintendents,
inspectors and draughtsmen, and the
necessarv dredging, clearing and clean
ing up of the stat'on, including expenses
and unforseen exigencies.
A number of prominent railroad men,
including Mr. Depew, of the New York
Central ; President Roberts, of the Penn
sylvania; President Ingalls, of the Big
Four, and Chairman Walker of the
Trunk Lines Association were before the
Senate Committee on Interstate Com
merce the other day to advocate the pas
sage of the amendment to the interstate
law. introduced by Senator Cullom, to
modify the existing law so as to author
ize railroad companies to form pools
under the supervision of the Interstate
Commerce Commission ; to wipe out the
penal clause of punishment prescribed,
etc. All the gentlemen named above
urged that a great majority of the rail
roads of the country were in favor of
the proposed arrangement. Mr. Depew
in the course of his remarks, said there
were eight roads between New York and
Chicago, but for all purposes of the pub
lic there was but one. If an ironclad
rule of equal rates under equal condi
tions of time was established, the New
York Central and Pennsylvania would
do eight-tenths of the business, and the
other roads would go into bankruptcy.
The law preventing pooling was creating
trusts. If the law were continued in
force five years longer, Mr. Depew
thought there would not be an inde
pendent business man in any of the
large cities of the United States. This
miserable condition of affairs is being
brought about by the law intended to
prevent trusts. Under the proposed
amendment, the roads would be author
ized to make contracts upon a business
basis and could agree upon rates, which
would always be the same to the public.
In discussing the existing conditions.
Depew said it would soon be impossible
tor manufacturers to exist, except at
terminal points. Mr. Ingalls spoke to
the same effect. If the amendment
passed, he said it would not result in
increased rates, but in equal rates, and
in many cases it would reduce rates.
The Imperial Cholera Commission
in Germany.
Renewal of Friendly Intercourse Between
the Czar and the Drelbund
Wolves in Russia.
' Sweden has increased her army con
siderably. There will be no performance at Bey
rath next year.
The Noble-Rothschild corner in Baku
naphtha has collapsed.
Kaiser Wilhelm has devised a warship
with many novel features.
South Australia has had forty admin
istratii ns in thirty-six years.
Physicians have declared that Mrs.
Maybrick's life is not in danger.
Bismarck says the chrysanthemum is
a new flower and not very pretty.
A co-operative laundry, to be run by
women, is being considered in England.
The young Duke of Marlborough is
said to have inherited about -.'5,000 a
Since 1831 Hamburg has been visited
by cholera fifteen times and Berlin
twelve times.
The Russian authorities have forbid
den Sarah Bernhardt to play "Fedora"
in bt. retersburg.
On several of the railroads in Rissia
iron telegraph poles are to be substi
tuted for wooden ones.
The use of the merchant marine as an
auxiliary fleet in event of war is being
tested practically in France just now.
The British admiralty have directed
designs to be prepared for a new class o
gunboats for service in foreign waters.
Mr. Labouchere said the other day in
Truth that Europe would shortly have
at her disposal at least 20,000,000 trained
Out of a population of 30,000,000 in
Prussia only 2,43 , 858 persons possess an
income of over 900 marks a year, which
is equal to about $225.
The renewal of friendly intercourse
between Russia and the Dre bund is due
to the Czar's annoyance at the Panama
and Carmaux scandals in Paris.
There is less danger now of being lost
in London than formerly. Electric-bell
signals are now used in London while
navigating its streets in the fogs.
The Governor of the province of Ver
onezct. Russia, has made application for
5,000,000 rubles to rel eve the famine
stricken peasantry of the province.
Some of the English pumping engines
perform work equal to the raising of
120,000,000 pounds one foot high by the
consumption of 100 we ght of coal.
Wolves in Russia destroy annually
upward ot 800,000 head of domestic ani
mals, valued at 8,000,000 rubles. Their
number does not appreciably decrease.
The walls of the old Chateau d'lf in
the harbor of Marseilles, made famoux
by Alexandre Dumas in his "Monte
Cristo,' are covered with autographs of
Gibraltar has been nearly brought
into i ailway connection with thereat
of Spain. The railroad goes now to Al
geciras, just on the other side of the Bay
of Gibraltar.
The Indian Government is going to
curtail, possibly abolish, the trial by
jury. It has been found unsuitable to
Eastern conditions, and has been but
little practiced.
It is reported in London, says the New
York Sun, that another "wealthy Amer
ican gentleman ' is to try the publica
tion there of a daily newspaper on the
American model.
The French Academy of Sciences has
resolved to open an international sub
script'on, with the obj'ct of present
ing a testimonial to M. Pasteur on his
seventieth birthday.
The report in the Levant Herald that
the Nestorian patriarch, Mar Shimun,
had brought his people into submission
to the Church of Rome is contradicted
by the patriarch himself.
France is going largely upon wheels,
and seems to be willing to pay for it.
The new tax upon bicycles in France will
be $2. As there are about 225,000 cyclists,
the revenue will be about $450,000.
Great efforts are making in Vienna to
build up there a toy making industry to
compete with the famous factories of
Germany and France. An exhibition
of toys is now being held in the Austrian
The water-ways of France have a total
length of 7,995 miles, of which 2,735
m'les are rivers navigab'e naturally,
2,250 miles rivers which had , been ren
dered navigable by dredging and the
rest canals.
The Imperial Cholera Commission in
Germany announces its discovery that
wine claret or hock will kill the
bacilli of cholera in a few minutes.
Tea will kill them in an hour.
The Scientific Commission, appointed
for the purpose of selecting a site for
a new capital for Brazil, includes five
civil engineers, two astronomers, a
naturalist and an expert in hygiene.
It is said that President Ca-not in
tends to establish a new military order
lot merit, which will D9 conferred on
1 such officers as are debarred from ob
taining the Orosi of the Legion of
Various Davlcc of HtndvnU to Pus El-
nilnationa Without Study.
' At a recent meeting of a number of col
lege men in Hartford convematlon hap
pened to drift to the trial and struggled
of examination days. It wan led that way
by the flrnt atory teller who said that, bar
ing been at one examination wbere each
student drew a separate slip of question,
he met a clawnnate who bad to go in with
the next diviitlon. "The thing ia not Ukely
to I a chance," he said to his friend, "but
n com you should draw the paper I had,
I'll tell yon what each question wu." So
he did. The fellow looked them op, went
In and drew that very paper, and came out
But that proved a very mild ease when
the others came up. It see ma that in one
examination at Yale soma years aero in
Ijitin, one fellow, who waa very ahaky,
put his own inter! ined textbook into bis
overcoat pocket, and entered the room. lie
was railed to the desk, and the tutor
pare him a text book, of coarae not Inter
lined. He shoved it into bis other pocket,
walked slowly back to bis seat, drew out
bin own book from bis pocket, and was all
prepared: After reciting, before the tutor
could call for the book, he absent mlndedly
th not t it buck into his pocket, and turned
away. Being aked tot the book be apolo
gized, hauled out the other one, and re
tired. Once in alumni hall at Yale a shaky sta
dent wbo couldn't bear to part with bis
clasM discovered in advance a knothole in
the floor. He aeenred the desk by that
hole. Pretty soon he bad the misfortune
to drop bis pencil. - Bending over for it he
shoved his examination paper down
through the knothole. Fellows in waiting
in the cellar ran off with it, filled out pa
pers for him, not too well, but well enough
to aieve him, for a perfectly correct exam
ination was not consistent with his record,
and oa returning signaled to him. This
time he bad the misfortune to knock a lot
of paper off his table and litter the floor.
He got down and conscientiously picked
everything up, including the relief papers
that came up through the knothole.
At another time where papers were
drawn one fellow drew two by sleight of
baud process, passed on one, surrendered
it and went out. Then he gave the extra
one to a lame friend, who r.t o:;ce "cram
med" that paper. Then m went In, drew
his paper and calmly substituted the one
he knew, passing well on it and carrying
away for what might be termed outdoor
relief the paper that he drew. This was
kept going all day and worked well.
Another fellow, illustrating alike the
sharpness of the boy and the laziness of
the professor, having practically no knowl
edge of one heavy subject that had been a
study for the term, went to the record
and learned by heart the answers to each
of the twelve questions asked in each of
the previous years, discovering the while
that, instead of being thirty-six questions,
there was a good deal of repetition. Row
ing these questions thoroughly, ancTnot a
word outside of them, he went in, and,
sure enough, the professor bad drawn suf
ficiently on his earlier papers to enab'
this fellow to answer more than enough
to pass him. As for the rest, his paper
wu a blank. Hartford Courant.
riajring Cards in Alabama.
Burr Mcintosh, the actor and quondam
newpaper man, relates a funny anecdote.
"About a year ao our company was de
layed several hours at a little way station
in Alabama near Birmingham. Several of
the party, including one of the ladies, sug
gested a quiet game of 'hearts' to pass
away the time. There were absolutely n
signs of civilization about the place except
ing an old cow and a pig grazing quietly
ear by, but we hadn't been playing five '
minutes when a big, burly fellow came
along swinging a club and pompously
said, 'You are all under arrest!' We
thought he was joking, and paid no atten
tion to him until he repeated the remark,
when one of the party did consent to say
"But the deputy sheriff, or whatever he
was, wouldn't have it. He arrested us all,
even the lady, although we protested that
the game was for fun and not money, and
took us before the 'mayor,' who fined us
$1 each and then tacked on costs enough to
make it $9. I got even with the sheriff a
few days later on our return by throwing
a bottle of ink all over him as our train
passed the station, but I never again at
tempted to play 'hearts' in Alabama."
New York World.
Unusual Printing.
While there are doubtless many printing
presses in existence that would fulfill a
more useful mission if transformed into
road rollers, still it has fallen to the lot of
a newspaper in Middles bo rough, England,
to make the first adaptation of a steam
road roller to printing purposes, and it was
with such a unique machine that The
Northeastern Daily Gazette printed an edi
tion of 64,000 copies. The motive power of
The Gazette office ia a gas engine, but on
the day in question an accident to the gas
works suddenly cut off the supply of gas.
A gang of workmen were hastily ob
tained from a neighboring establishment,
and heavy iron plates were laid in the yard
adjoining the printing room, in the walls
of which a large opening was made. A
fifteen ton steam roller was then pushed
into the press room, shored up and belted
to the shafting, and an hour after the
usual time of going to press the presses
were started and the entire edition was
run off without a hitch. Newcastle
A Character to Pleaaa Thackeray.
Thackeray was never so happy in his
style as when engaged in describing some
odd character. There passed away by the
death in London recently of Sir Charles
Cox a man whom the great novelist
would have delighted to portray. Sir
Charles was a man whose unusual stature
and excessive thinness would have made
him noticeable in any circumstances, and
these physical eccentricities were accentu
ated by bis singular attire. He wore in
variably a dress coat of antique cut, gray
trousers, open buff waistcoat, high Glad
stonian collar and an immense neckcloth.
His hat was of a style of several genera
: tions ago. Sir Charles was a constant per
' ambulator of the streets and a noted at
tendant at weddings.
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