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    iver Glacier.
VOL. 1.
NO. 47.
3food Iiver Slacier.
Tho Glacier Publishing Company.
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Barber Shop
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floi'uml Si., iimr Oak. llunil Uler, Or.
ruiavhig mul lluir cutting iirntly dun.
Sill it fact inn (iiaiuiilueil.
Shipments of Oranges From
llivrrsiilc, Cal.
Dilllnilty With tin- Ciiiuii Sailors ut
Sit it 1'rilro I'tiscUli'tl-ltoiriH
Chinese Ci'llllli'titi'S.
An armory w ill probahlv Im liuitt fur
till' (irilllt's I'll" lllilitiit tllis summer.
Tin discovery has just Imvii made in
Oregon that tin' Chinese iIii'iimiiiI feeds
uii wiM OIltH.
Tlu' li'iiur dealers at ls Angeles pro
jmihi' to light tin' high license ordinances
to t ho bitter end.
In tin- election ut .lliiiiiifr'iii', N. M.,
every I li'luoi -rut if aiididatc, from tn to
Ulttlllll III tllf I if lift, WUN cltS'tcd t'XCfpt
one ,-f liool I iri'f tur.
Tin' first through stage from Yost-mile
Viilli-v ha reached Wawona. Tin ac
cumulating snow in thf high Sierra guar
antees lint waterfalls t ! i i m Miiiiuifr.
Suit uplink thf Soiithfrn I'lifilii' has
liii'ii instituted at San lieriiardino fur
$1(I,(HK) by tin- brothers of Sainiifl Foley,
who mum run ovrr and killfil u few weeks
Jiilcy ILiintiicslcy, a prospector in Jo
sephine county, Or., has htriifk a two
foot ipiart. ledge on Jump-oil' Joe cree k,
nix t v jhiuikU of which has produced
Thf rancher in Ixiwe r California op
pose tin.' five admission of llnur into
Mexico. The growing of i iri'in l.-t ulTn on
thf peninsula lias hffii iiiHtitutfil on a
large wall' .
tioviTiior Murphy Iiiih exercised thf
Vfto power thrff times during the pres
fiit term of thf Arizona legislature, ami
in each case tho hill has Iitii passed
ovf r his hfiiil.
Thf tlillifulty with thf union sailors at
San Pedro in unsettled, ow inn to 'I'1' "P"
position to thf I'Xfcution of warrants by
a Justice, who favors tho cause of t hi
striking seamen.
Shipnif nts of oranges from Pivcrside
arc now la-ing pushed vigorously. Up
to date over WO carloads have been
shipped, and it in estimated that 1,(HUI
carloads ri'iiiain to hf sent Fast.
Thf Bradslrce t nifrfiintilf agency re
ports sixteen failures in thf l'aeilif I oast
States ami Territories for thf past week,
as foinpart'd with ton for thf pivvioiiH
week and thirteen for tin- corresponding
week in 1W2.
James Mflntosli of Coos KiviT, Or.,
having satislicd himself that he would
eventually die of eonsimiption, placed a
rille to his hfad, toiu hL'il th triniT with
a stick and Mew out his brains. Ho was
well oil' I'maneially.
A strict surveillance of all visitors to
tho various hanks at I-os Angeles is now
maintained, and all who carry satelv's
liavL' hff n especially wrulini.od. This
in owing to letters received hy the lianlc
ith threateiiing to blow them up with
ilynamito unless they sent money in a
certain way to tho purlieu demanding it.
A telegram luw hoen received by Col
lector Unborn from the Treasury Depart
ment, not only grunting permission to
tho County (f Antrim to discharge at
Santa Monica, but extending the privi
lege to all vessels containing bulky goods,
under the. provisions of Suction -!, Act
of CongresH approved Juno 2(i, 1881.
Tho people are much pleased at tho fact
that they now have an open port.
Tho Southern Pacille. has decided to at
onco begin the construction of its lino
north from Santa Monica to Montalvo,
on tho branch from Saugua to Santa
lJarbara. Thus when tho line now being
built from tho latter place to San Fran
cisco is completed the company will have
a through road to the Golden Unto, un
paralled for beauty of scenery, freedom
iroin heat and dust and shorter than the
present route by several hours.
A real California lion, measuring bo
tween five and nix feet, is declared to
have taken up his quarters within the
domains of some of tho residents who
comprise tho hamlet of lioss Valley.
It is stated that ho has been oncountored
by Will Kittle, Captain Urifliths and
Bcveral others. Since tho new visitor
has made his appearanco outdoor enjoy
ment after sunset has in general been
discontinued throughout the entiro val
ley. A reward of 1(50 has been offered
for te aqimal, dead or alive.
Ten Tliipiisiiiid ( lilne-te AHni's Leave
Nliuiilfhul on Their Way to
Hie World's Fair.
Secretary Smith has directed the re
moval of t i en I s -live pension examiner
IliilV ill the lield, It is said the pnlilii H
of the examiner was not considered, ami
that the only iiiehtiou taken into ac
count was that of prolic ic ncy,
The State I i partmcnt has been in
formed that the owner of t lie coih ch
siou for building a railroad from the
City of Mexico to the I'acilie Coavt have
dfpoMiled ipi.OOII in IhiIhIm with the Na
tional Treasury as required under the
terms of the i olieef.-ioli. 'I he builders
of the road are to receive a subsidy of
lL'.lNH! it mile.
Asa rcHiill of t he eoiil roveivv between
Murk W. Harrington, chief of the
weather bureau, and .1. 11. McLaughlin,
chief of the executive division of the
bureau, Mr. 1 larriiiglon has ih maiided
of Secretary Morton an iiumcihaie and
full investigation of the adiiiini-tnition
of the bureau. McLaughlin was sus
pended by 1 1. irringloii fur inMilioi'Iiiia
tioii and ri cummendcd to the Se( n tarv
for diMnisMil. McLaughlin r . -j " n 1. 1. . I
bv tiling charges of corruption against
Harrington. An investigation by the
management of tho bureau will be made
at once.
The I'liited Slates has taken vigorous
action in regard to 1 1 ullages on
American citizens at Maisovan in the
Turkish dominions and the violations of
the mails of the I'liited States legation.
Secretary liresham has cabled to Minis.
!cr Thompson at ( 'ontaiit inople a st rung
expression of the President 's V iew s on
the outrages and demanding not onlv
prompt reparation fur the burned senu'
iiarv, hut the puni-hiiii lit of all parties
guilty in the matter. The Mini-ter is to
act promptly and adwse the department
by cable, No elliu t is lo be relaxed ill
securing the legal rights of our citizens
in Turkey.
Secretary Carlisle has received from
l .dw ill Walker, Chairman of the Com
mittee on Legislation of the World's Co
lumbian Imposition, a letter raising
certain iplestioiis in regard to the sundry
civil act, in which is included the appro
priation fur the World's Fair. He asks
especially for the construction of the
Congressional action authorizing the
coinage o the J.,iMiii,tioi souvenir lialf- for the benelit of the fair and
ifterwards passing an act declaring the
exposition inii-t furnish security for (In
payment of fi7ii,sso appropriated for
awards, etc. The directors of the expo
sition are in doubt as to how to construe
these acts. Secretary Carlisle referred
the ipleslion to the Attorney- ieueral for
United States Consul Seymour at Can
ton, China, has cabled the State Depart
ment that 111,000 Chinese actors, etc.,
belonging to rival companies, have left
Shanghai for the 1'nited States to visit
the World's Fair, where they will land
at Vancouver, Taeoma, Portland, ian
Francisco and other places. In accord
ance w ith this informal ion Assistant
Secretary Spaulding of the Treasury De
partment ha telegraphed the customs
olliecrs on the I'acilie Coast and North
ern frontier to exercise the closest scru
tiny that none but liona-lidc exhibitors
or employes whose services are required
by the exhibitors at thf World's Fair
Exposition hf permitted to enter this
country. This exemption as to the Chi
nese exclusion act in favor of exhibitors,
etc., was made by Congress to cover just
such cases as this.
Chief-Justice Fuller has announced
the decision of the Supreme Court of
the United States in the case of the
Northern I'acilie against Charles Walker,
County Auditor, et al., from the Court
of Appeals for the Kighth Circuit. The
railway company in IS',10 began suits
against the Auditors of twelve counties
in .North Dakota for injunctions to re
strain them from assessing taxes against
certain lands, the title to vvhioh vests in
the county. The Chief Justice stated
the amount involved in any one county
was not siillieicnt to give the Circuit
Court jurisdiction, and indeed the rec
ords show that the total amount in the
twelve counties is not sullicient. The
judgment of the Circuit Court was there
fore reversed and tho cases remanded for
further proceedings. No disposal was
made, the Chief Justice explained, for
the reason that by the time the cases
are returned the amount involved may
be sullicient, in some one of the counties,
to give the court jurisdiction, but it can
not obtain jurisdiction, he said, by com
bining the amounts of issue in two or a
dozen counties.
The Assistant Secretary of State has
been directed by Secretary (in-sham
to examine more thoroughly than has
been customary into the personnel of
the State Department, with the view, it
is understood, of determining the fitness
of the employes for the positions held by
them. It is reported, and on good au
thority, that tradition and precedent
will not obtain in the State Department
during tho incumbency of Secretary
(ireshain, and that there will be less rod
tape and greater dispatch of business
hereafter. Secretary lloke Smith has
already begun to carrv into ell'ect his
policy of dispensing with tho services of
all incompetent clorkH in his depart incut,
or those appointed purely for political
reasons. Under tho direction of Chief
Clerk Wardle, tho individual record of
the clerical forco of t he census office is
being thoroughly examined, and all the
clerks found to he delicient will be dis
missed. It is Secretary Smith's belief
that tho work of the census should be
completed by the end of tho calendar
year without asking an additional appro
priation from Congress, but to do this
lie is convinced there must be not only
economy in expenditures, but each em
ploye must do good and etlicient work.
It is understood, also, the clerical force
of the general land otlico will soon un
dergo tho process of renovation, after
w hich some attention will be given the
pension and other bureaus, with a view
of putting them on a itrictly business
The riirrolifc Strip Will Not lx'
Opi iinl I'ct'oH' July.
till: WKF.CK OF A (it'NUOAT.
Wheat Crop Prospects in Southern
Illiiinis-Uriive of (ieueral
Hancock Unmarked.
The Michigan World's Fair J Soar I will
make tin exhibition of its newspaper.
The grave of ( ieueral Wililield Scott
Hancock in Norristown, Pa., is yet un
marked. The building of electric roa Is in Ohio
is said to be "developing the proportions
of a craze."
The Colorado Senate has parsed the
llailroad Commission bill over the iov
( rnor's veto.
It. will require fortv cars to carry
krupii's exhibit for tlie World's Fair
from lt.illiiuore to Chicago.
A great How of natural gas has been
truck at Cherry vale, Kan., and the cit
izens are expecting a Issmi.
Secretary of the Interior Smith does
not expect the Cherokee Strip to lx; open
to settlement before July 1 next.
Lev. Dr. Parkhurst of New York has
organized a corps whose business it will
be to sye that all local laws are obeyed.
The legislatures of New York, Con
necticut and several Western States un
making ell'orts to suppress the jool
rooms. ,
lieports from Southern Illinois an
nounce that the prospects for a good
wheat crop this season are most promis
ing. Lands which were selling two years
ago in the Ped Liver Valley, N. D., for
1 to ill! an acre now bring double those
The capital of the lumber trust, which
seems destined to control the Limber
business of this country, is understood
to be :;l',ikh),imio.
.lav (iould's children are aliout to
build a church to their father's memory
at Loxbury, Delaware county, N. Y., the
place where he was born.
Mrs. Jane L. Fow le of Dcdhain, Mass.,
has been awarded -t50 by a lioston jury
against a dentist who extracted a sound
tooth instead of a decayed one.
The new regulations for the govern
ment of the navy provide, among other
things, that naval olliecrs shall not act
as corrcsMndciits for newspapers.
The Chicago packing linn, which
started thirty years ago in a little butcher-shop
with one wagon, increased its
capital stock last week to f l."),000,000.
I'.videiiee has been secured of whole
sale registration frauds in Chicago. Of
:M,-r00 names added to the list 5,000 and
jMissibly 8,000 are said to be fraudulent.
It is reported from (iuthrie, 0. T.,
that hundreds of Texas cattle are being
unloaded at Ponca in the Cherokee Strip
to graze, and waiting settlers are indig
nant. The Massachusetts Senate has 24 toll
passed a bill providing for the submis
sion to the people of a constitutional
amendment establishing biennial elec
tions. According to the report of the Auditor
of Virginia the negroes of that State pay
taxes on real estate valued at $ S,4"J5,tiS"
and on personal property valued at $.'!,
:ML7.I5I. The w reck of a gunboat which was
sunk during the late war, and which lies
in the regular channel near the Cape
Fear bar in North Carolina, will soon be
The large petrified snake, claimed to
have been unearthed in Colorado some
time ago, turns out to be a fossilized
p.ilm tree which grew in that State be
lore the climate changed.
The three vessels of the United States
and Brazil Steamship Company were
sold at auction at New York. The Alli
ance sold for if 8:5,000 ; Virginia, $81,000,
and the Advance, $1)4,000.
The petition for the rehearing of the
celebrated Chicago lake-front cases was
overruled by the Supreme Court of the
United States, but a second petition will
be tiled if opportunity oilers.
Philadelphia members of the Sons of
the devolution arc about to start a move
ment against the removal of Liberty
Hell and the original Declaration of In
dependence to the World's Fair.
A brakeman on the Central Railroad
of New Jersey has obtained a verdict
against the company for $25,000 for the
loss of a leg which was crushed by some
cars "cut loose in violation of tho rules."
The Wisconsin Legislature has adopted
a me niorial to Congress asking a sub
mission of an amendment to the FVderal
Constitution providing for the election
of the United States Senators by a popu
lar vote.
At West Union, la., there was a battle
between the farmers and railroad men
over the erection of a warehouse. Seven
or eight were severely injured, and one
will die. Tho railroad won the point in
According to the Baltimore News the
new city directors indicates an increase
of population for Baltimore during the
past year of 36,000. The gain is attrib
uted largely to the growth of manufac
turing interests in the city and suburbs.
Senator Eoaeh of North Dakota,
whose record Mr. Hoar wants to have
investigated, is accussed of embezzling
a large amount of money from a national
bank in Washington, of which he was an
officer nearly if not quite twenty years
The gold medal which the Queen has
given to diehard M. 1 1 unt , the architect,
is the first of the kind ever received by
an American.
Herbert spencer begun his literary ca
reer in t In- coliim ns of the Independent
and Nonconformist at the age of lb;
wrote first on the "Proper Sphere of iov
cnimeiits." Tin- younger Dumas has given up
smoking, l or the last five years he has
confined hiinrelf to cigarettes, but even
these, he thinks, retard in-tead of stim
ulating his mental processes.
M. Munkacsky is ut work in bis Neu
illy studio on a picture of such dimen
sions that the canvas has to lx; raised
and lowered by a machine made for that
ursise. H is V, feet high and 45 feet
Prof. Martin Kellogg of the University
of California has been granted the hon
orary degree of LL.D., by the Yale cor
poration at a special meeting. Prof,
Kellogg is a graduate of Yale in the class
of Ih-Vi.
A visitor to Marshal MeMahon says
that the Mar-hal is still a great sports
man, lie starts out w ith gun at (i in the
morning, and walks twelve or fifteen
miles a day. His hand is lirm and his
aim sure.
The An hbishop of York has an
nounced to his archdeacons that he will
contribute 5,oiiii a year one-tenth of
his gro-s stipend to 'the fund formed to
incn ase the income of the jioore.-jt bene
fices of the di'M ese.
iovernor Northeri of Georgia has an
nounced that In- will be in the race for
enator Colquitt's seat next year. It
seems lo be taken for granted that Mr.
Colquitt will not seek re-election on ac
count of poor health.
Thomas Allen, w ho served under Wel
lington in the war with Napoleon and
under leneral Scott in the Mexican war,
and who enlisted at the age of "2 for
service in the civil war, is still alive at
the age of lo;t years in Tyler count v, W.
Mrs. V. S. Grant will spend the sum
mer at Highlands Falls. A suite of
rooms overlooking the Hudson has Iteen
engaged for her, and is now receiving a
thorough overhauling. The neighiwr
h')od ot West Point has a strong fascina
tion for the widow of the great soldier.
The Princess Ldward of Saxe-Weimar,
the I Michess of Leinster, the Marchioness
of Imdondcrrv, the Countess Spencer,
Lady Carew and the Countess of Shrews
berry are among the ladies who have
promised to preside at stalls at the dis
play of the Irish exhibits for the Chi
cago World's Fair, which is to be held
on March it and 4 at Mr. Astor's house
in Carlton House Terrace.
Sir Andrew Barclay Walker, who died
recently at Gateacre near Liverpool, was
one of the richest commoners in Eng
land, and was widely known in connec
tion with the famous art gallery at Liv
erpool, w hich bears his name. " He was
a brewer and public-house owner, be
came largely interested in mines, and
had an income of 1250,000 a year. The
cost of the Walker art gallery" was about
40.800. He gave 20,000 to University
College, Liverpool, and tens of thousands
in other directions.
A $200,000 building is to be erected for
the New York Teachers' College.
The golden rod has been adopted as
the tlowerof the Chicago University.
It is stated that 204 of the 3(55 colleges
in the United States are coeducational.
Of the students graduated at Yale
University since 1701, 7,520 are dead and
7,820 living.
The United States have 18,812,7(5(5 per
sons of school age, of whom 13,010,130
are enrolled in school.
The cost of maintainingCirard College
last year was $440,052. The Girard fund
now amounts to $13,28(5,238.
Hy the terms of the charter of the
University of Virginia tuition is free to
students residing in that State.
Harvard University has 2S)4 teachers
and 2,!Uili scholars an increase over last
year of forty-one teachers and 308 schol
ars. Over 2,000 schools in Pennsylvania
outside of Philadelphia are already sup
plied by the respective boards with free
text books.
There are in the United States some
15,500 women in colleges and graduates of
colleges who are members of Greek let
ter fraternities.
Yale University's faculty has set its
face against gambling among the stu
dents; so there is a possibility that even
football will have to be played simply for
Since 1755 Harvard has tilled high
places in the government as follows:
Two Presidents, two Vice-Presidents,
fifteen Cabinet officers and thirty Minis
ters Plenipotentiary.
Gossip has it that Queen Victoria will
leave the bulk of her wealth, estimated
at $25,000,000, to the Duke of Connaught
and Princess Beatrice, leaving the Prince
of Wales out in the cold.
Three of the building-society swindlers
of London who robbed poor people of
some millions of dollars of their savings,
have been sentenced to penal servitude
two for twelve years each and one for
five years.
There are twenty-four freezing estab
lishments in New Zealand, with a ca
pacity not far short of 4,000,000 sheep a
year. Nearly all the frozen meat ex
ported from New Zealand and Australia
goes to England.
Last year witnessed the construction
of 179 sehoolhouses in Kansas at a cost
of $151,620. There are in the State 9,113
organized school districts, and a school
population of 408,801.
There were 4,S7(5 students at the Uni
versity of Berlin last winter, the largest
number in the history of the institution.
This is about 2,000 more than were in
attendance at Harvard,
Jinrikshas Gain a Footing in
South Africa.
Socialists in Convention at Ghent
Political Leaders Organizing
for Election in Peru.
Irish societies are arranging for a big
amnesty meeting in London in the near
Four hundred houses have been burned
in the suburbs of Manila, Philippine
Birmingham, England, is making a
strenuous effort to suppress Sunday
The Iml Mayor of Imdon is paid the
same salary as" the President of the
United States.
Railway extensions are to be built in
Upper and Iower Egypt to a cost of
alsmt .1,250,000.
The English papers comment approv
ingly upon the increase of Parsee philan
thropy in Bombay.
Electricity, it is said, has been success
fully introduced in Fngland and France
for purifying sewage.
Great discontent is said to exist among
the French troops at Dahomey, and de
sertions are of dailv occurrence.
Famine rages in Cauca Valley, Colom
bia. It is a very lionulous district, rich
and fertile, but the crops have failed.
Despite rejsjrted denials it is certain
that the war office is planning to shortly
increase the peace force of the Austrian
The government of Spain has tendered
to the United States as a gift the repro
duced flagship of Columbus, the Santa
Although the election does not take
place for more than a year, the party
leaders of Peru are already organizing
for the struggle.
In Italy one and one-third million
acres of land are irrigated; in Spain two
and one-half million acres are cultivated
by the same means.
The largest private gift to the Pope on
the occasion of the Papal jubilee came
from the Duke of Norfolk, who sent the
Holy Father $250,000.
The London Mark Lane Express says :
Russia is now shipping to Great Britain
alone 800,000 bushels of wheat weekly,
and India will be doing as much after
The United States Minister at Con
stantinople has protested to the sublime
Porte against the opening of letters sent
to him under the Consular seal from
Next to the largest diamond in the
world is being cut and polished at Ant
werp. Uncut it weighed 474 carats, 274
of which it will lose in preparation for
the market.
Another insult to Scottish sentiment!
A Highlander in his native kilt has lately
suffered arrest in Rome for "outraging
public decorum" by appearing in such
"indecent" attire. "
Socialist delegates from Germany, the
Netherlands, Belgium, England, Switzer
land, France and Italy at a recent meet
ing decided that the International So
cialist Congress in Zurich Bhall begin on
August 6 and last for one week.
Japanese jinrikshas have gained a con
siderable footing in the towns of South
Africa. In Cape Town, Durban and
Pietermaritzburg they are well patron
ized, and are crowding out the cabs and
public buggies. Kaffirs furnish the mo
tive power.
The receipts of the Monte Carlo Casino
during the year which ended on March
31 were larger than in any other year of
its existence. They amounted to 24,
000,000 francs. Five-hundred franc
shares are now quoted at more than
2,500 francs.
Parisian ladies are apparently behind
hand as compared with Americans, and
even with the ladies of several other
large Continental cities, with regard to
'cycling. In the French Capital only
twenty-six ladies have applied for the
necessary license.
The Russian government is considering
the question of joining the Amu Daria
with the Caspia Sea. This new water
way would not only give a great impetus
to Russian trade with Central Asia, but
would provide the means of irrigating
vast tracts of good land.
In buying the Tall Mall Gazette W.
W. Astor has not pleased all the Eng
lish people. Mr. Labouchere has been
asking what would be thought of the
Duke of Westminister buying a Wash
ington paper and taking a share in
American political journalism.
In the March number of the New Re
view, London, under the title "The Com
ing Cholera," Ernest Hart, M. D., con
tributes a paper, in which he empha
sizes and adduces facts in support of his
well-known theory that water polluted
bv cholera tilth is the one sole method of
diffusion of this dread disease.
Mr. Carlisle's new private secretary is
Captain Samuel N. Gaines of Kentucky.
Captain Gaines was a gallant Confeder
ate soldier, was educated at the Univer
sity of Virginia, and has since been con-nac-ted
with Kentucky journalism. He
is a bright writer and a very attractive
man socially.
Emin Pasha's fate still remains a good
deal of a mvstery, but the great travel
er's little daughter, Ferda, who made
her way from Wadelai to Baamoyo two
years ago, nearly starved, still remains
at the latter place. She has quite re
covered from the privations of that ter
rible time, and is described as being a
sprightly, ttoU-towb trl ot H,
The Rcmarkabl Onlmrnn of I'nlnj float
Inteal of Putty In Making
It In doubtful whether the annals of the
American stage have anything more ludi
crous than an accident which befell Actor
HcDry Dixey on hit California tour. He
wa playing "The Sveri Arcs" at Lo
Angels to tanlin room only. In hla
makeup aa the Judgn In the fourth act
Dixsy wears an artificial noe a huge Ro
man nasal appendage of putty colored with
vermilion and ocher.
Upon the occasion referred to the play
pade a big hit, and the first three ads
were presented with all the regularity and
ftmoothness of clockwork. At this point,
however, Dixey made the discovery that
the property man bad neglected to provide
putty for that rubicund jndicial nose.
Haat.ily summoning acalltioy Dixey sent
biro, out to procure the miksing article. It
was nearly time for the curtain when the
youngsUr reappeared and reported, "I
can't get no putty nowhere." Then Dixey
(rave an Impromptu war dance which would
have made him instantly famous had he
been before an audience, and seizing the
boy shouted: "Quick dow! Get rne some
flourl Quick! Run to a grocery! Run
every Inch of the way ttoing and coming!"
Scared by the rather warlike demonstra
tions of Adonis the youngster lost no time
in getting the much desired flour. Dixey
hastily mixed the flour with a little water,
kneaded it into dough, fashioned it into
the semblance of his putty nose and painted
it as usual. The result was eminently sat
isfactory; the dough was lighter than
putty and more adhesive, while there was
no difference In appearance.
After a short wait the curtain was rung
np and the fourth act proceeded. It was a
warm night, and the heat from the gas
footlights was quite oppressive. By the
time Dixey had finished the celebrated
dance in that act and had responded to an
encore be was perspiring freely, owing to
the unwonted heat. This combination of
circumstances had a most wonderful effect
upon the comedian's artificial nose. The
members of the company were thunder
struck to oljscrve that the most prominent
feature of the judge's physiognomy waa
growing, and growing very rapidly too.
Within three minutes from the begin
ning of the act that wonderful nose had
doubled in size and was still growing with
a persistence which threatened soon to
eclipse the other facial features The or
chestra noticed the phenomenon and every
player stared at it in astonishment. Then
the audience observed the change in the
judge's appearance and wondered how it
was produced and what it had to do with
the play.
But matters steadily grew worse, and
finally the actor was obliged to skip light
ly from the stage to take heroic measures
for reducing the mysterious and inexplic
able swelling of his nose. About two
thirds of it was left in the dressing room
this time, but the fractional proboscis con
tinued its dilating tactics, and when the
act closed the judge's nose was still much
larger than usual.
When the curtain was rung down the
members of the company made a rush for
Dixey'a dressing room to find out what
was the matter. There they found Dixey
standing in the middle of the floor, with
his erratic nose in one hand and a small
can of flour in the other. He was reading
aloud to himself the printed directions on
the can: "Self Raising Flour Requires no
! yeast or leaven. Mix with a little cold
water and set in a warm place for a few
minutes, when the dough will be ready for
baking." Chicago MaiL
Miss Alcott as Author and Woman.
Miss Josephine Lazarus publishes In The
Century a thoughtful sketch of the career
of Louisa May Alcott, the children's author,
from which we quote these paragraphs:
Strangely enough, in her works, which
are the counterpart of her life, her defect
becomes a merit, and accounts for their
phenomenal success. What was it in Miss
AJlcott's books t hat surprised and delighted
the children of a score of years ago, and
that still holds its charm for the childhood
of today? Was it a new world that she
discovered a fairyland of imagination and
romance, peopled by heroes and enchanted
beings? Far from it. It was the literal,
homespun, child's world of today; the
common air and skies, the common life of
every New England boy and girl, such as
she knew it; the daily joys and cares, the
games and romps and jolly companions
all the actuality and detail of familiar and
accustomed things which children love.
For children are born realists, who de
light in the marvelous simply because for
them the marvelous is no less real than the
commonplace, and is accepted just as un
conditionally. Miss Alcott met the chil
dren on their own plane, gravely discussed
their problems, and adopted theM point of
view, drawing in nowise upon her inven
tion or imagination, but upon the facts ol
her own memory and experience. Whether
or not the picture, so true to the life as
she had lived it, will remain true and vital
for all times cannot now be determined.
For the literature of children, no less
than for our own, a higher gift may be
needed; more finish and less of the "rough
and ready" of everyday habit and exist
ence; above all, perhaps, a larger general
ization and suggestion, and the touch of
things unseen as well as things familiar.
But whatever the fate of her books, Miss
Alcott deserves the niche she has won, and
the monument built for her in the record
of a life which is a protest against the
doubts of the age the fear that duty may
have lost its sway and character its founda
tion, and that happiness is the sole meas
ure and rule of living.
Somebody says that "snoring is the
spontaneous escape of those malignant
feelings which the sleeper has no time
to vent when awake."
The game of football played in Ameri
can colleges and schools is not nearly so
harmful and dangerous as that which is
played in England.
Among the recent inventions in elec
tric heating devices are hand stamps,
curling irons, coffee urns and branding
The South Sea Islanders are claimed
to make an intoxicating drink from com
and decayed fish.