4, ; H'?'- m Biver Glacier he VOL. I. noon rivku, orkuon, Saturday, march i, m. NO. 40. Hood 3food Iivcr S lacier. rrin.itiiKii kvkiiy satiuuut MmiNitu ht mi iis Kirno.N iMtii Ki Our imr ...ffl w H i lili.Mllll I IX 1 Int.' .. , K hiiulii I C.tnt' THE GLACIER Barber Shop Grant Evans, Propr, Sni'iiml St., iiiiii (t.ili. . . HmoiI Kivrr, Or Sim ing mill II, iii cutting niiitly ilium. Siilinfiictiuli I imiuiituiil, The Mining Fever Nivalis Out at MaHnrd, Orison. CRATER LAKE A SUMMER RESORT. Mine Owners f Northern Main Threaten to Close Down on Account of il'sh Freight Rates. A burglar in one fiitit at Plumlx, A. T., entered four ollices. a bank Hinl a st ib'e, iiml was raptured tho folbw ing morning. Petitions are now being circulated in all the liil)or centers in Montana for the enactment ol a bill, an important section of w.iich in as follows : " 1'hnt it will be uuluwlul for any officer ol the State of Montana or uriy ollicer of any town or citv thereof to issue a license to engage, in any kiml of Iiiihiiiwkh within thin Slate to any person or persons not citizens or not havn.g declared their intentions to liecome. citizens of tho Unileil States." Thisis a sweeping blow at the Chinese an I will, if it becomes a law, shut np every store, restanrant ami laundry run hy Chinese, in the State. I ho mining fever has broktMi out in Medford, Or., ami professional, business an I labiring men are looking toward the lulls ami anxiouHly awaiting a settle mo:it ( f the weather w ith a view of ink inn a prospecting tour. New impetus in given to the excitement each day hy the return "f prospectors with specimens n( rich gl i-bcaring quart and flowing ac counts of the p .Btittilitics of the mineral belt of Southern Oi eg n. lint all pre vious returns weto totally eehpi d wlien D. II. Morn eama to town with a pock etml of uiiartz. Many of the specimens contained almost an equal amount of gold ami quartz, sme of the particles of gold being as large as a pea. five pounds of this rock, when pounded out liy a hand mortar, produced over $10", which would run the percentage up to the modest sum of $10,i 00 to the ton. It Is reported from Central Point, a station on the Southern lVeilic four miles went of Medlord, Or., that the railroad company has entered into an agieumont with F. T. Fradenbnrgh to carry passengers between that paint and Crater Lake in the Cascade Mounta'ns. The di-dance from i'ue railroad to the lake is eighty miles, and a stage line is to b established between the two points. Mr. Fradenbnrgh pays the railroad has guaranteed him l.OOl) passengers at $S each. Ho has already purchased sutli cient stage coaches to aceommo lata this number of tourists, and it is his purpose to erect a summer hotel at the lake. In gwd weather the rond to tho lake is all right for driving, and the round trip cm lie made in flvo days without a change of hori-es. It is thought that Crater Lake will bo a popular report lor tourists and pi ensure seekcra this summer. The possibility of the reservation of this land by the government for a national park probably accounts for the action takon by tho railroad. John Hayes Hammond, General Man ager of the Bunker Hill and Sullivan sil ver mine at Wardner, Idaho, has re ceived word from Northern railroad" which has about convinced him that he will close down the mine. Nearly all of the other groat mines will also close down. For some months paBt Mr. Hammond and others of the Mine Own ers' Association have been endeavoring to get a reduction of freights from the Northern Pacific and Union Pacific, rail roads, which carry their ore s and con cent ra'es to Ta oina, Denver and Omaha Bmelters. Mine ow ners have gone eo far as to ofl'rtraslidingscaleof compensation for carrying, so that when silver and iead coma up again the railroads will re ceive more than they did before. To these overtures, however, the railroads havobxen deaf, and hb (so Mr. Ham mond tells) it is costing them nearly double to work their mines than it does Mr. Ilaglin and other mine owners at Iiutte and Anaconda, near at hand, they cannot continue and must close down about March 1. Mr. Hammond Bald: "I don't see any other way to do. We have either got to cut on the expenees of mining or in freights. We cannot, however, cut enough to enable us to work. Any cut then would not make enough difference if we got no reduction on freight. The outlook is not encour aging for silver mine owners and it seems to me the only th'ng for mining in gen Ural is to repeal the Sherman act." Tiio Glacier Publishing Company. PURELY PERSONAL. I he O.ily Hntlsh Survivor of the Battle ol N.ivailno- I.I Hum; (liang, Vlcioy of (Jilna. Mrs. Emmons H iiiiii' 1 in g vi'ii to the city of Augusta, Me., $ 0,0 0 to found a liUntry in hoiior ol lo r l.iiiibiind's m m my. Kiilbeiliie K. Conway, recently ap pointed one o( the Police Commissioners ol Mass ichiimtt", in iiiiii ol the edi'on ol the Hot-ton I'llal. Frail It. I'. Suixon, the llrit Kiissimi woman to lake, the deyn-u of doctor ol medicine, recently celebrated the twenty- II Hi anniversary ol Hint event. The next Fourth of July w ill be a big occasion in New bury pot t , the ('oliipsal luotir.e ttahfof iV ill nun Lloyd i rt r r i f on having to b" unveiled at that time. I ii nil Isadora ('oii' ine of South A mer ici, win) is claimed to be ti e richest rtl.lnw in the world, has an income ol jNU.ooO per month from her coal mines alone. Ileiiry IS. Fuller is writing a novel on ('iiiriU'o society 1 1 f 4. II he kn iwH much a' ont it ami tells what he know. hi book will have a great run outside ol Chicago. A gypsy seeress predicted that the Archdiiehehs IsaMdle of Austria would have twelve daughters before a son and heir varied tho monotony. Shu hits got us far as No. 7. Chiirlc de Lisiept, in the Masss prifoii nt I'aris, is nijuired to mnke his own bi d, cicau up his cell and wash his own dishes d Fsgreeablo duties for "a limn of the world." Little King Alphoni) of Spain has pulled through his attack of scarlatina, mi. I would be ipiite content to see doc tors, who ilosid him with nasty physic, led imiiy to be executed. Ltuia Jennings, formerly of the New Yoi k Tim ft, who has sat as a Con'yrva tive for many years in the House of Commons, announces that lie will soon retire (nun Parliament life. Kiuilrt Z tin's, aspirations to a spat among the immortals of the Academio Frimciiise are not hampered by a lack ol ready money. Ho is very rich, ami is said to have made over $400,01)0 from the suit) ol his novels alone. LI Hung Chang, Viceroy of China, is one of the most important people in the world, although his name is so little known over here. He is llrst and last a patriot, and his watchword IsCliina and tier treasures and commerce for tho Chinese. He has never sought popular ity, neither is he afraid of opposition. So far as Is l.nown, Admiral Sir Krats mus Oinniaimey is now the only Hrl'.lali survivor of the hattleof Navarino. IJorn in 1H4, he wan then a middy of IS. Sir KraHiiius is be-t remembered in connec tion with the Arctic cearch expedition of isfiO, w hen he was second in command, and dit-covered tho tlrst traces ol Frank lin. For bis services on that occasion he received knighthood. A friend of the late Bishop Brooks au thorizes the statement that the current reporta as to his wealth are wholly with out foundation. The only use which Ir. Brooks eared to make ol money w as to distribute it among those who needed it ami his daily life was marked hy open handed and tender charity. So far was he from using his talents as a means of Hi-cumulating property that at the time of his death he had not KUtllcient income beyond his salary to support his simple and unassuming manner of life. INDUSTRIAL BREVITIES. The output of American manufactories for tho past year was $7,215,000,OJO in value. There are estimated to be over six hundred deposits of iron ore in the State of Missouri. Southwestern Missouri furnishes 80 per cent of the tine oro mined in the United States. It coBts tho United States government $1,000 a day for tlrhijj morning and evening salutes. The Pennsylvania system of railway haB now a length of main track aggrega ting 7,!i7'J miles. There wore 180,000 persons without occupations of any kind among the im migrants of 1802. A single row of pearls as largo as peas, ami periectly round, were sold recently in Paris, for $120,U0J. Hard coal loses 8 per cent in bulk per annum when exposed to the weather. Soft coal loses 12 percent. Ohio brickmakera are using a clay digging machine that does the work of from so von teen to twenty men. More than one million two hundred and twentv-flve thousand persons live in tenement, honses in New York. In the southern provinces of Russia a drink resembling brandy is obtained bjy dibtilling the juice of watermelons. The value of Pennsylvania's silk pro duct last year was nearly $20,000,000, or six times what it was ten years ago. The largest needle manufactory in the world is in Kedditch, Worcester, Eng land. Over 70,000,000 are made weekly. The Languedoc Ship Canal In France, by a short passage of 148 miles, saves a sea voyage of 2.0J0 miles by the Straits of Gibraltar. In spite of the McKinley bill the an nuai report of the Welsh tinplate-makers shows that 20,000 tons more tin were shipped to America last year than the year before. The largest telegraph oflice in the world is at the General PoBtoflice, Lon don. In it thore are over 3,000 operators constantly employed, about one-third of whom are women. On the farm of J. W. Fitzgerald, near St. Mary, Kan., there are three artesian wells that vary in depth from 600 to 1,200 feet, and about 2,400 gallons of brine per hour flow from them. HIM) THE ROCKIES. Governors of the Southern States to Meet at Richmond. TAMMANY BRAVES IN THE VAN. Ci arette-ManufacturlnR Knocked Out In Pennsylvania Negroes Ojiiiobeil to Lynch Law. A H-wliig-innchino trust Is being formed in tin) Lift. Ha.f a million a year is to be spent to protect New York's water supply. The amount of tobacco chewed In the United HUtes last year was eighty-live tons. Crimdcs have been started in Georgia and Massachusetts lor the extermination of dogs. The Yanderbilts are said to be after control of all the railroad trallic in New Kiignnd. 1 The city of Philadelphia is likely to be mnl by immigrants lor goods ruined in Lsnlection. To a t-hortage of natural gas is attri I uted a great many pneumonia deaths in Pittsburg. A big St. Ittiis traderis makingheavy Itets that this year's crop ol wheat will be larger than last year's. A bill is pending in the Missouri Leg islature fixing a maximum price of $10 a year lor telephone charges. The Virginia State building at the World's Fair will lie a opy of Washing ton's home at Mount Vernon. The street railway system of St. Joseph, Mo., will i sold under foreoloBure'ol mortgages the first week in May. lioports show that the prices of farm ing land in nearly all sectionsof Western Now York are steadily decreasing. Governors ( f Southern States ar asked to meet at Richmond, Va, April 2, to consider plans to develop the South, Testimony ha Uen introduced before the ppecial grand jury at Newport, Ky., to show that eight Councilmen divided $8,(KW among themselves for the granting of an 6lectr:c-light contract. The colore 1 citizens of New York city have started a movement in opposition to lynch law, and they intend to form branches in all la ge c:ties for the pur poee of arousing puhliu Bentiment. A bill has been introduced in the Mis souri Legislature dividing penitentiary convicts into tnree classes and allowing them a certain pay per day, to be saved for them tid the end of thoir terms. Senator Berry of Arkansas is influ enced by ex Representative Berry of California in his action on the debris bill, and declines to make a change in the penal clause that has boon suggested by Caminetti. A company U being formed for the purchase of the New York Timtt. The present company is capitalized at $100, O 'O, but the new company will have $1, (M 0,0.(0 capital, of which, it is said, $000, 000 w ill lie paid for the Timet. A Minneapolis legislator has taken the buii by the horns. He oflera a bill making it'an otlense punishable by aline of from $5 to $25 to manufacture or ofler for sale "hoopskirls or anythinur like thereunto, within the State of Minne sota. " The rnolders at Whitely's reaper and mower works at Muncie, Ind., demand an increase of wages, and say that if the company does not accede to their de mands the whole factory will be tied up and l,0l;0 hands idle. Tammany's banners, so ingloriously lorne in Chicago when Cleveland was nominated, will appear in the van of the inaugurating parade. It is estimated that Tammany's expenees for Cleve land's giorification will aggregate $105, 0(0, refreshments not included. The Railway General Managers' As sociation has given official notice in ad vance of any demands from the employes that they will not be disposed to con sider any demands for an increase of wages. The association represents twenty-one railroads entering Chicago. The estate left by Dr. Norvin Green, Piesident of the Western Union Tele graph Company, is estimated at $750,0 )0, mostly in stocks and bonds. He owned four tine places of real estate in L tiis ville, two farms in Carroll countv, Ky., another four miles from Louisville and one near Madison, Ind. Mr. Cleveland has received a letter from President Harrison, couched in the most friendly terms and proffering the hospitalities of the White House bofoie the inauguration. Mr. Harrison also of fered to assist Mr. Cleveland in every way in his power in regard to public badness and matters of state. The publication of a dispatch announc ing a Triple Alliance between the United States, Russia and Fiance has caused considerable talk, but there is nothing more in the fact than that treaties have been entered into, but they do not ma terially differ from those entered into with Great Britain, Germany and other Powers. The new West-bound tariff, which after a month's session the Transconti nental Railroad Conference formulated, has been given out. There is an average reduction of 20 per cent on all freight rates from St. Paul to Spokane, a reduc tion of from 12 to 16 per cent on Coast rates, and from 2 to 7 on rates to Mon tana, while the only East-bound reduc tion is to be on lumber, from 55 to 50, and the East-bound lumber rate to Chi cago and St. Louis remains at 60 and 77) resp3ctivly. FROM WASHINGTON CITY. I lie Prospects for Annexation of Hawaii Not So Bright ;is Wh'-n the Vv ol ut i o(i I'irsl Oi.currrJ. Tho sundry civil bill an reported to the Senate carries the to' a 1 appropriation up to $40,:i50,l(i, an ini-rea-it ol $!)2l,lril over tho bill vh pna(:d by th Hou o. The corrcHpondiiig hi I liv t yar app-o-priated $27li"i"t,0Vr). The President has opproved the tpuir antine bill, oflieially known as tho "act granting additional (juarantirie powers and imposing itdditioiial dutien upon the marine hospital service," lie alo ap proved the act providing for lighthotihes and other aids to navigation, known as the "onicihus lighthouse bill." If Urn G.-ary exclusion aet, providing that ell Chinamen ho have not regis tered May 5 next fdnill be shipp-d to China, is carried into effect, it Ixiks us if veiy lew Chinamen will I left in New York city. So far only two ( 'hina n.en have been registered in that cdy since tba Geary act went into effect. Cullom introduced a j .int resolution transferring It) the State of Illinois after the World's Fair the naval exhibit lor the uuo of the Krmorv f.r the naval mi litia of the State. Cockrell of Missouri objected, saying this was simply an en tering wedge of Chicatro to get every thing that would be pent there for exhi bition. The resolution wa3 referred. Senator S'quiro has la-en FUccessful in gettiiig amendments incorpora'ed in the sundry civil bill and having them agreed to by the Senate. Among those which he has eecured ae the following: Ma rine hospital at Port Towneend. $30,0(0; amendment to Wilson's Gray's i-I rbor lighthouse, a provision that it shall be contracted for; establishing a fcg bell at Marrowstone Point, Pugr-t Souni j $3,5' JO increases for repairing lighthouses, and increases for lighting Puget Snund; aNo an increase for surveys for public lands. Bids wore op' ne 1 in the oftico of the Secretary of the Navy the other day for 0,700 tons of nickel-steel and Harveyized steel armor piate for the vessels being constructed for the navy in conformity with the act of Congress appropriating $4,000,000 for the purchase. Contrary to expectation, ihere were two bidders only, the Carnegie Steel Company and the Bethlehem Iron Works. On account of the complicated nature of the bids submitted it is impossible at this time to give a comparative statement of them. Tne price aeked for nickel steel ranged from $525 to $25 per ton, according to the shape of the plate, and for Harvey ized steel from $575 to $075 per ton. The prosp?ctsfor Hawaiian annexation are not to bright as when the news first cached this country of the revolution on the islands. Senator Sherman is quoted as tot being srtre of voting for annexation, while there are enough Democrats opposed to it to make it doubtful if a vote c.in be readied this seasdi. Of course if it could he imme diately taken up next session the treaty might be accepted. The rptionents say that in times of peace this country can ma n'.ain a coal'ng etation on the is'and, while in case of war Eng'and could tpke the island away from ns. '1 ho oppo nents of annexation are a'po insisting that the seal of secrecy shall be taken off the treaty and everything connected with it and public opinion heard through the newspapers Leforo s Senate acts. Representative Cox, member of tho Banking and Curiency Committee and an advocate of tree ( oinago, has prepared a hill to repal the Sherman silver law. The bill repeals the Sherman law, and re-enacts the Bland law of 1S7S. with the proviso that the leal-tender charac ter of the notes issued under the Sher man law shall riot b impaired. The Secretary of the Treasury is diietted to have coined the bullion purchased un der the Sherman law into standard sil ver dollars and to cover them into the revenues of the Treasury, but the silver doi'ars provided for under the Bland act, which is re-enpeted, are to have priority in coinage so far as practicable. Treas ury notes issued in payment for the bull ion are to continue redeemable ns now, as provided by law, and whea redeemed are to be destroyed. The tax of 10 per cent on xhe circulation of State banks is repealed. It was impossible for the Senate Com mittee on Appropriations to hold its own gainst the river and harbor combina tion, and in every cut made in the amounts appropriated, over which there was any dispntc, the committee was beaten. It was so with the appropria tion for the cascades of the Columbia, where Senators Mitchell and Dolph made their fght. In thU instance Senator Squire took a stand which showed that he was also alive to the interests of his constituents in the appropriations for impioveraentof the Columbia. In ad dition to what was said l y the ten Pa cific Senators, they all made speeches in favor of the larger appropriation. In the House bill the appropriation was $1. 419,250, more than $20,C00 above the amount for which the contract was act uary let. This gave the committee a chance t" make the cut, which was fixed at 8ti9.0CK) in the Senate. Senator Mitchell theu offered nn amendment fixing the amount at $1,239,653, and on this proposition the fight was made and won on an aye and no vote of twent-fonr to twenty. Attention was called by the opponents of the appropriation to the fact that Senator Mitchell's amend ment called for $50,000 more than the contract, and the Oregonian explained that something had to be allowed for the supervision of government engineers. After it was over there was no further doubt that the power of the Oregon Sena tors was as great as ever. 8teps have been taken in the New Jer sey Senate to regulate the telephone charges. Proposition to Connect Ireland and Great Britain by a Tunnel. EXCESSIVE COLD ALL OVER EUROPE. The Medical Hktory of the Ih-ilcra In Russia Last Summer of a Highly Encouraging Naiure. Over 118,00) people emigrated from Germany during the year 1W. The floods at Brisbane and other parts of Queensland causei a loss of $! ',0j0, 000. The sentiment in favor of protection is said to be making rapid progress in England. A Russian officer, Captain Smoiioff, has succeeded in training falcons to carry dispatches. Boulangist groups are to be- excluded from participation in the Labor-day cel ebration in Paris. The prediction that cholera will be epidemic all over Europe this spricg is obtaining strength. Italy proposes to increase her revenue by controlling a monopoly in petroleam and alcoholic liquors. The Bank of Spain will consolidate the Cuban debt, and will issue a large loan to Cuba and Port Rico. Earthquakes at Zante have caused in creased panics. Tne people are fearfm that the island will collapse. It is reported that there was a falling off in the value of both the imports and exports of France during 180.'. Oaly forty-one pleuro-pneumonia eases have been discovered in six months in American cattle imported into Eng'and. New South Wales will impose a 5 per cent tax on the income derived from property in the colony by absentee own ers. In Moscow the temperature averaged 13 deg. below zero for over thirty days during the end of December and the first weeks of January. An English court is trying to settle who owns the $125,000 left undistributed when the law recently checked the "missing word contest." "Mile. Nevada" has an engagement to sing in the French Italian Opera Company. Her voice has gained in Btrength since her marriage. The crinoline question is settled once for all, as the Princess of Wales has taken a decided stand against the re-establishment of hoops in any form. The New South Wales Legislative As eembly, like the Victorian Legislature, has adopted a resolution in favor of the taxing of absentee owners of property. The cold has been excessive in St. Petersburg and for weeks wood tires have been burned in the squares and streets of the city in an effort to make necessary outdoor business endurable. The streets have, how ever, been practically deserted. It is said that mail mat er dropped in the posteffice at Paris is delivered in Berlin in an hour and a half, and seme times ih thirty-five minutes. Tho dis tance between the cities is 750 miles and the mail is sent by means of pneuisatic tubes. The medical history of cholera in Rus sia last summer is of a highly encourag ing nature. It Bhows that by proper sanitary measures cholera can be kept out or stamped out to a greater degree even in districts most favorable to its development. The lorg distance marching competi tions by volunteer soldiers in England are discountenanced by the Commander-in-chief in a recent order. He thinks they result in no practical good, and may cause individual harm through undue stress of effort. "The sentence on De Lesseps is a eeu tence on France," says the London Timet, "and the ignominy poured down on that feeble old man is a degradation for the people who flattered and caressed and glorified him as long aa the capital was left to spend." French War Office experts are divided in opinion concerning the valu9 or dan ger of Eiffel's tower in case of a eeige of Paris. German staffofficers have written quite freoly about the matter, principally holding the view that the tower would afford a fine target. A proposition is made to connect Great Britain and Ireland by a tunnel driven uuder the North Channel of the Irish Sea at its narrowest part, between Coun ty Antrim in Ireland and Wigtown in Scotland. The length of the tunnel would be some twenty-seven miles. Cesare Orsini, whose appointment as Italian Envoy to Mexico is announced, is a brother to the leader in the at temi 'ed assassination of Napoleon III, whit the latter was driving to the opera F ce Orsini, whose name was given to th kind of bomb used on that occa sion; All Europe, from the Arctic to the Mediterranean, is experiencing a winter severity this reason such as it has not known "for many years. It is necessary to go back forty or fifty years in most regions, even in tbe far north, to find a precedent, while in some parts the weather is unprecedented. Vienna is sending invitations to all European nations to attend an Interna tional Health Congress to formulate some plan of fighting the common foe, and in England Southampton is beg ging Parliament to vote money to keep up a rigid quarantine. The signs of a coming plague are seen at St. Peters burg, Hamburg and Marseilles. tURDETTE'S PHILOSOPHY. ki.kcthical rriRAKB. By tlili tTm wo do not mean the expert who frstilli 'l recently that they could receive a Kicick of 'iyono voltu awl f-el sort of braced' up on It. We iwiko tli explanation In order to prevent miy mi-icoiiccptlori of the tenor of thin article ny the inh-lhent reader, liy "electrical fri-aku" we rlo not mean people who play fantastic tricks with their imagina tion when they talk on thiti subject, but rather the pranks which the forked lightning playn when it ktrikett a ben house and light Op the emotional funcy of the reporter who b working on space. A fow yearn ago a young man named Can par VVeiilpant.H, rt-siiling in Anbury park, wo ttirig at the window of his boarding house, counting hU wek'n salary and wondering whether he should divide it equally among hiniw;! or give notne of it to bis tailor and a, little to his landlady or take it all and hire a horse and a narrow buy and lake a proud but wealthy heirewi out to drive. At that Initarit a tK.lt of lightning struck the corner of a large houio in lmg Branch, not more than seven or eight miles away, and tba young man never thought of his tailor or his landlady aain. They often thought of him, but nobody ever found out where he went. In the summer of IS7y John J, Fowler wm a practical pnjier hanger In Albany. During the first week of June he was hanging paper in the residence of Mr. Clarence I ilont-gonii-ry when a heavy black cloud came ilowly over the city from the west, and a tingle flash of lightning fell from the cloud, entered the room where Fowler was at wort, ran up the trimming machine like a buzz law for a few minuiea, stirred up tbe paste, hung all the paper in the room and trimmed ixteeti yards of araliesque border. Some of the family went in the room about 7 o'clock that evening and found Fowler lying on the table, still keeping from the effects of tbe shock. The htroke hail also afTected his mind and seriously biased his moral faculties, for he afterward brought in a bill for the work, and had to sue for It dr. Montgom ery being a very rich man), and he testified that he had done all this work before going to sleep. But that was impossible, and the court so decided, as It was established by the evidcuce of more than twenty householders that no paper hanger ever did that much work in a day. People now living In Sk::ateles who re sided there in the spring of 1 -r .'l remem ber the excitement over t . , v.uurkable case of the Rev. Lars Christophersson, rector of the Aboriginal American church. lie was sitting in his study one Sabbath morning, in a morbid and gloomy state of mind, having just learned that his son, who had gone off on a little scalping party down the lake the nighr'before, had taken the only razor In the manse. While the elder sat gloomily rub bing bis chin and wondering if he couldnt sandpaper it before class meeting, a storm that bad been gathering for some time sud denly broke above the town with terrific vio lence. A long zigzag &treak of ball lightning entered the window of the minister's study, shaved bira once over without raising a pimple, trimmed his hair straight across the back of the neck, giving him that peculiarly meek look of meekly meekness which is the artistic triumph of that style of cut, banged it in front to make him look childlike and simple, gave his shoes a patent leather shine, brushed his coat and was out of the window again with a crashing noise like a 4-year-old boy falling off a pew during the long prayer. The strangest thing abodrt the occurrence was not discovered until that evening, when the preacher discovered that the lightning, on departing, .had burned a hols in his vest pocket and fused a silver quarter into a round sphere, which had dropped out on his way to the meeting house. Last July, Mrs. Weatuerby Showers, wife of the well known financier of that name, was putting her three children to bed one very warm, sultry evening when a flash of sheet lightning HeyJ Sirl I "want to re member that this is a Sunday paper?" Ha; I'd like to see me get a chance to forget it. Well, that's so; guess I'll leave that Showers story out. It is pretty tough, a little. But the others may stand; if they are not as true as some lightning stories I've heard told by some awfully truthful people, I don't want a cent that I can't get. ECONOMICAL MEASURES. President of Electric Light Company to Secretary Look here, we've got to cut down these gas bills some way or other. You must do more of your work by daylight or else you'll have to burn kerosene in the office. Why not get a couple of student lamps, if you must work after night f" NOW YOtI SEE nOW IMPORTANT IT IS. "The aim and end of manual training in the schools," says a .teacher, "is ethical." And yet there are some people who denounce a four years' college course of football and Ha; come to think of it, they are correct; football isn't manual training. Burdette ia Brooklyn Eagle. The Blue Danube. Among the most important rivers In Europe is the Danube; in fact, it is the sec ond river. It has a length of 1,700 miles; it and its tributaries drain a valley having an area of over 300,000 square miles. Many nations live along its banks and those of the rivers which flow into it, and nearly thirty dialects are spoken from its source to its mouth. It rises in the Black forest to the north of Switzerland, and almost In sight of the French frontier. Through Bavaria and Austria is its course, through Hungary, past Servia and Bulgaria, Rou mania and Roumelia, while tributaries flow in from Bosnia and Macedonia on the south and Poland on the north, so that practically tbe valley of the Danube com prises the most important portion of east ern Europe. It runs through the battle ground ot civilization aud savagery. Here the Ro mans contended with the Scythians and the Huns; here the Greek empire strove to maintain its supremacy over the hordes of savage tribes which came down from the steppes of Russia; here, after the empire ol the east faded away, Charlemagne contend ed with savage tribes of semi-Asiatics; here all Europe fought the Turks for generation after generation, until by a great battle fought under the walls of Vienna the flood of the Mohammedan invasion was rolled back toward Asia, New York Ledger. Knows Bis Business. Consumptive I'd like to see the proprietor of tbe sanitarium. Clerk He's gone awmy, sir, for bis health. Haxpr's Bazar. ; --'