The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, May 06, 1893, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    ' f j-
iver Glacier.
VOL. 4.
NO. 49.
3(ood Iiver (stlacier.
rum.iiiiiu irinr tAToatur houiuso it
The Glacier Publishing Company.
iiivtitirTioN fricb.
Ons jrur ....ft M
Sf inniitli. ...... I W
Thru, iiiciiillx M
tngls uupy , ...I Csaw
Barber Shop
Grant Evans, Propr,
fUuoud Hi., imar Ouk. . . Uood Hirer, Or.
Rlmvlng unit Hair cutting neatly dim:
(Satisfaction (iuarantsed.
Columbia Kivcr Fishermen and
Cannern at 1'eace.
Canadian I'licillc Railway Company
Compelled to Take Chinese
Hack to Cli ina.
Tho Supreme Court ut lm Angeles
has adjourned (or the term.
The tireat Northern tunnel to lie luiit
in Oregon will be, when completed, l.'I,
KtH feel long.
The Arizona legislature al jourm-ti
sine die after continuing a large lint of
iiNiintiiieiitri by the new Governor, L.
C. II lights,
l'aiille University at Forest (irove,
Or., oilers to erect a new building ut a
foot o( 150,000, provided the citizens o(
thu town will subscribe $15,000 toward
The diHicultlcH between the Columbia
river fishermen and the runners have
been Mettleil. The liHhernien will rerei ve
5 rents per iouiid. The run o( lish in
The British Columbia customs au
thorities are ut work on cases involving
ullcmpt to defraud the government by
getting in goods free, ostensibly for naval
There ban Wen no gain or lows by
either Mexico or the United Stated iii
the boundary surveys of the two coun
tries, notwithstanding rumors to the
Bricklayers at Vieloria, B. ('., have
notified contractors they will not work
Saturday afternoons, and the contract
oi'K thitiK of knocking oil' on Saturday
The signals by heliograph on the suin
mit of the ranges in Arizona, displayed
bv the boundary surveying larty, are
l.laiiily Heen in Yuma, although ninety
miles distant.
Tint Han Diego and Plm-nix railroad
lias, eU'ectod an organization and filed
a complaint in an action decking to con
demn land 100 yards on either Hide of
the proposed road.
Two case have been decided at l'hic
nix, A. T., against the Southern Pacific
railroad one for $18,000, the other $15,
(HIO. The suits were for death and inju
ries caused by the company's trains.
.lohn S. Kearney, who was conspicu
ous for his sensational expose question
ing the correctness of the Stamboul trot
ting record, litis been twice arrested at
Iami on charges of jumping a board bill.
The Salt Lake police have arrested
Have 1 lay nes and James Hubbard for
counterfeiting, llaynes circulated the
coin that Hubbard' made. The latter
was making dies (or half-dollars when
The I'.nulstreet mercantile agency re
ports twenty-four failures in the Pacific
Coast States and Territories for the past
week, as compared with ten for the pre
vious week and thirteen for the corre
sponding week of last year.
Eureka has sent ono of its business
men to Portland to urge the importance
of building a railroad into Humboldt
county, and pointing out the advantages
Portland will secure in controlling the
commerce of a large and wealty portion
of California.
For the first time the Canadian Pacific
railway has been obliged to take Chinese
back to China. A batch of Celestials
came over by the Empress .of India for
Portland, but were refused a landing off
the llaytian Republic. That vessel took
them to Vancouver, B. C, and some
were returned to China. The others are
waiting under bond to return by the
Empress of Japan.
Louis Schubert and two other men had
a lease of a waste dump at the Dayton
mine in Lynn county, Nov., from which
thev obtained 200 tons of ore and had it
crushed at the Rock Point mill. Schu
bert attended to the ore-crushing, and
reported that the bullion extracted bare
lv covered the expense. Schubert's part
ners ascertained later that he had sold
bullion valued at about $1,000 to the
Curson mint, and they charged him with
embezzling to that amount from them.
Schubert, hearing that he would be ar
rested, fled on foot over the hills, and
was pursued by 200 persons, but escaped,
lie was subsequently captured.
So soon us Eckels, the 1 leniocrat ic
Coinpti'ollerof Currency, assumes hiHdii
lles, Secretary Carlisle intends to reor
ganize the syitlcui of examining national
banks, lie desires to prevent such dis
honesty as was shown in the ullaiis of
tin banks w Inch recently failed in !.m.
ton, Philadelphia uml Nashville, and for
that purjsise after redistricl Ing the banks
so as to equalize the examiner' work he
will ask (-ongress to enact a lawgiving
the examiners more power in hsiking
out for the perpetrators of frauds.
The abstract " C " reports made to the
Comptroller of the Currency, showing
the condition of all national banks in
thu United States at the time of the, last
cull, .M iiiilay, March i, have been pre
pared ut the Treasury Department. The
aggregate resources were f :!,tfiil,72l ,2'.':!.
In this connection it is interesting to
note that the gold coin held aggregates
SHi,Kri7.vr:i5, and the gold ccrtili. atc $,
li:tli,(HHl. The loans ami dim-mint have
reached the enormous sum of $2,i;n,
(MMI.IHM), Among the liabilities are flip
it ill slock paid in iHH,tNKi,(KMi ami indi
vidual dejstsitl l,;ai,(KHI,(HIO.
The Committee on Territories w ill 1s--gin
an investigation of the condition of
the four Territories now knocking for
admission im States early in .rune.
Chairman Faulkner has not yet mailt!
his selection of the sillieomiuittce, but
lie has decided that the start w ill be
made from ( 'hicago June 10, anil he ex
pects to complete the work within one
month from that date. The committee
will go direct to I'tah, win-re it u ill look
into the condition of all.iirs ami then
pass through New Mexico uml Arizona.
From these Territories tin" commit .tee
will return by wavof Oklahoma. Short
stops will Im- made ut the principal cities
in each ol the territories, and the com
mittee will address itself to the consid
eration of the material development of
the count tv una the condition of thu peo
ple who comprise its inhabitant.
Secretary Morton has determined to
levote his energies to furthering the con
sumption of corn in Europe. He invites
the co-operation in this work of all inuu
faeturcrs of corn products, from whom
he desires as a preliminary step to obtain
a full statement of the various kinds of
products made from corn by the iiianu-
laeturers in each State, with a brief state
ment as to their characteristics and ex
cellence. Agent Mattes of Nebraska will
s(sni be in Washington for a conference
as to the carrying on of the work abroad.
mong other tilings .Mattes w ill lie in
structed to investigate the tobacco laws
in force in Eurois an countries, known
generally as " Regi." with a view of as
certaining whether it is not ossihle to
secure a freer market for the sale of
American tobacco in foreign countries.
Mattes will also investigate the subject
of thi! sale of meat products in Germany
and France ascertain w hether this trade
is not seriously impeded in spite of the
withdrawal ot the rest net ions on our in
spected meat products by those coun
tries by local ami municipal regulations.
The ninth annual report of the Civil
Service Commission was issued the other
day. i ne i oiuinissioiiers urge imu me
classified service should be extended as
rapidly as practicable to cover every po
sition in the public service to which Itcan
be appropriately applied. They crnest
ly desire that some such bill as that in
troduced in the last Congress to take
iourth-class postmasters out of politics
may become a law. The report contin
ues": "Ultimately the system of pro
motions in the departments must come
under the immediate supervision of the
commission in order to secure uniform
ity ami the best results. Very serious
harm in our judgment results from al
lowing the chiefs of divisions to bo ex
empted from examination, and we think
they should be put under the general
rule and lie appointed hv promotion
within the service." The renort shows
a very surprising growth in the numler
of employes compared with the growth
in population. I lie percentage ol the
growth in public service in ten years is
nearly double that of the population.
Hie service classified tor examination
under civil-service rules has grown even
faster in the sumo snare of time, increas
ing at the rate of about per cent, so
that, whereas only about 11 per cent of
the public service was removed trom
party politics in 1883, about 81 per cent
in 1H03 was so removed. The whole
number of places subject to competitive
examination under tho rules now is 42,
The electric light on the manufactur
ers' building of the World's Fair will be
visible for 100 miles.
The harbor at Chicago, from the river
to the World's Fair grounds, will be
lighted by electric buoys.
Bow to stern, all the vessels which will
participate in the great naval parade,
will make a line over two miles long.
There were 5,000 carloads of exhibits
at the Centennial Exposition, and it is
estimated that there will be 10,000 car
loads at tho World's Fair.
Canada is to send a mammoth cheese
to the World's Fair at Chicago. It will
be A feet in diameter, 6 feet in height
and 11 tons in weight and tho product of
milk from 10,000 cows.
Postmaster-General Bissell has issued
a notice to all postmasters that there is
now in operation in the government
building on the grounds of the World's
Fair a branch of the Chicago postofliee,
known as the World's Fair station. This
station will make regular collections and
deliveries through its own force of letter
carriers from and to all parts of the ex
position grounds, and wMl transact
money-order and registry business, as
well as other business pertaining to a
first-class postoftice. Postmasters are
instructed to use every proper means to
give publicity to this information in
order that personB intending to visit the
fair may, if they so desire, have their
mail addressed to the World's Fair station.
Illegal and Fraudulent Disposal
of Public Property
Fire Insurance Advanced In an Iowa
City-TlieCostof the Recent
Chicago Election.
Two Philadclphians are in jail for
counterfeiting 1-eent piece.
It is estimated that the recent Chicago
election cost all hands $2!H),00(I.
Newspaper writers' unions are crop
ping up throughout the country.
A bill to establish a bureau of labor is
before the New Hampshire legislature.
Tht! chartering of electric railway com
panies in Ohio is going on at a rapid
Baltimore projses to encourage man
ufacturing plants by exempting them
from taxation.
Seven cruisers w ill protect the Cana
dian mackerel Isiats in the Gulf of St.
Lawrence this season.
Generous Brooklyn Aldermen have
given away for nothing street railway
franchises for which f.'.'Vyx.lO wasoilereif.
The Park Commissioners of New York
have refused to grant a site in Union
Square for a statue to Roseoe Conkliiig.
A Vermont Judge bus ruled that a
girl who discards a lover must return the
engagement ring if he has given one to
Governor Hogg of Texas has issued a
proclamation establishing quarantine on
the Gulf coast and tho Rio Grande bor
der. A syndicate has been formed in Phila
delphia for the completion of the
Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago rail
road. Minnesota now gets from its tax on
the gross earnings of railroads $ 1,500, 000
a year, and the amount increases year
after year.
All kinds of building material except
iron and steel have advanced in Chicago,
ami numerous building projects have
been deferred.
A numlier of prominent women of
Philadelphia have started a movement
to prevent men from expectorating on
the sidewalks.
The maximum freight bill of Nebras
ka, having received Governor Crounz'
signature, is now a law. It will be
fought by the railroads.
The Attorney-General of Ohio has de
cided that insurance against burglary in
that State is legal, because burglary is
an accident to property.
This has probably been the worst w in
ter ever known in New York for horses.
Pneumonia and pulmonary diseases have
carried them oil' rapidly.
Fifty American and eleven British
companies have recently been organized
to develop business in Mexico with a
capital of over f 100,000,000.
It is proposed in Massachusetts to pro
vide for the use of indelible lead pencils
at election!) to prevent the fraudulent
altering of ballots during count.
President Cleveland's mail has reached
an average of alwut 1,000 letters a day.
Secretary lhurber and live clerks are
kept busy handling the packages.
Tho company which projwscs to estab
lish an electric railroad between Chicago
and St. IiOiiis has lot contracts for the
entire construction of its roadbed.
Wife-beating has become so common
in New Jersey that there is a movement
to erect whipping posts for the punish
ment of the cowardly bullies who prac
tice it.
Fire insurance rates in Des Moines
have been advanced 20 per cent. The
alleged cause is the inadequacy of pro
tection from fire on the part of water
works of that city.
A Washington special sa vs : Secretary
Carlisle has definitely decided to redeem
in silver the outstanding treasury notes
issued under tho act of 1800 and known
as the Sherman act.
The highest recorded speed ever
achieved oy a locomotive was recently
made by a compound engine on a New
York road, when it covered a mile in
thirty-seven seconds.
Ground has been broken at the Bat
tery on the spot where is to rest the mag
nificent bronze monument which is to
be dedicated to the memory of John Er
icsson of Monitor fame.
Dr. Sheldon Jackson, Commissioner of
Education for Alaska, has received or
ders to go to Siberia to purchase and
transport to Alaska tame reindeer to be
propagated there for the use of the na
tives. James Dixon, an expert accountant,
has just completed an audit of the ac
counts of the Fconomite Society, show
ing it to be solvent by a small margin.
The society's holding are valued at $5,
000,000. The extensive deposit of asphalt near
St. Jo, in Montague county, Texas, is
being operated by a local company hav
ing a capital stock of $200,000. The
product is being shipped all over the
' country.
The New York custom-house reports
j that the government now holds $21,604,-
000 in bond for goods in the bonded
I warehouses. This amount is said to be
j the largest ever held by the government
for bonded goods.
I It is said tjiat a large number of Chi
nese recently discharged at Tampico and
from various railroad construction camps
in Mexico are wending their way toward
the Rio Grande in the hope of slipping
unobserved into the United States.
Governor Flower of New York and J
Sterling Morton spent their ljoyhood
days in school together.
' In the autobiography ( Salvini, the
famous actor makes a naive confession
of his boyish love for Adelaide Ristori.
Mrs. Frank Ix-slie is about to start out
w ith a company and present a play writ
ten by herself, and is laying a good ad
vertising foundation by applying for a
divorce from her latest husband, Willie
John W. Book waller, the Ohio million
aire, said the other day : "I cannot tell
you how much money I have spent try
ing to build a machine that will fly.
But I think I have a model underway
now that will solve the problem."
James Mulligan of the "Mulligan. Let
ters" celebrity is very ill with pneumonia
in Boston, where he has lived for many
years. A short time ago Mr. Mulligan,
who had ls-en a life-long Presbyterian,
embraced the Roman Catholic faith.
Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Aus
tria on his tour through India noticed
that the Rajah Putiulla, when he was
presented, wore a turban with a double
row of diamonds and innumerable pearls
and other gems, and learned that the
Rajah had lsmght them from the Em
press Eugenie for $Ko0,000.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, who devised
the hooded stereoscope, with a handle to
it and a partition lctween the lenses,
since patented arid sold by thousands,
w hen told that he might make some
money out of it, replied that he "didn't
care to be known as the patentee of a
pill or of a peeping contrivance."
Count leo Tolstoi, who voluntarily
gave up the gay life of a court set anil
became in occupation and manner of
life one of the humbler classes, to whose
social improvement he has since devoted
his life, will probably come to this coun
try during the exposition, unless cholera
should again break out in or around his
Mmc. Venturi, Mazzini's friend and
biographer, who died the other day, was
a warm sympathizer with radieals'in all
countries, and was especially interested
in the movements of the Parnellite
party. The sympathy was appreciated
by her Irish friends, and among the
flowers laid on her coffin was a wreath
from John Redmond and his friends.
Richard M. Hunt of New Y'ork is the
first American to receive the gold medal
of Queen Victoria, annually awarded to
hint whom the Council of the Roval In
stitute of British Architects shall select
as the most worthy exjKjnent of the pro
fession. Mr. Hunt probably wins this
recognition just now by his design of the
Administration building at the World's
Fair, but his other work in America is
well known abroad.
Commodore Vanderbilt, bis brother,
Captain Jacob 11. Vanderbilt, and his
son, William H. Vanderbilt, were ex
tremely fond of horses. His grandsons,
Cornelius, William K., Frederick and
George, seem to have no such tastes,
although William K. likes to go to the
races and make modest wagers. It is
rather strange that a family should
change so much in a few years. William
II. Vanderbilt never gave up the road
until he became too blind to drive
Maud S.
Iowa raised 220,000,000 bushels of corn
last year.
Codfish dried by machinery loses its
best flavor.
A woman in France is not allowed to
witness a will.
Over 20,000,000 hogs are annually
slaughtered in this country.
Experiments are being made in tea
planting in Cordoba, by a Mexican syn
dicate employing Chinese and Mexican
Welding is done by electricity by the
Johnstown Iron Company, Johnstown,
South Africa still supplies the greater
part of the ostrich feathers used by
Railroad-building last year was only
one-third that in 1887, or 4,804 miles
against 12,000 then.
A population of 25,000 live in the Cro
ton water-shed, from which New York
is supplied with water.
Cincinnati claims 8,664 different in
dustrial concerns, with an annual in
crease of from 500 to 600.
A Sewell City, Kansas, firm will send
30,000 dozen eggs to the World's Fair,
not to exhibit, but to eat.
It is estimated that the standing pine
in Ashland county, WTis., will measure
about 10,000,000,000 feet.
The largest suspender factory in the
world is at Williamsport, Penn., and it
turns out 40,000 pairs a day.
Women in the employ of the govern
ment at Washington receive salaries
ranging from $900 to $1,800 a year.
Aluminum slate pencils are being
manufactured by an Illinois firm, and
are reported to find a good market.
According to statistics, the production
of beet-sugar in this country has more
than doubled during the past year.
There are now 7,000 building and loan
associations in the United States, with
a membership of 2,000,000 subscribers.
A West Virginia farmer has cut 30,000
hooppoles during the past winter.
A ton of gold is worth $607,799.21 ; of
pure silver, $37,704.84; $1,000,000 in gold
weighs 3,685.1 pounds; of silver, 68,
929.9 pounds.
F'or several years past nearly all the
slate pencils used throughout the United
States have been made at one factory in
Charlottesville, Va.
It is estimated that during the last
five years the turpentine gatherers of
Georgia have destroyed $300,000,000
worth of pine lumber.
An Appeal for an International
Sanitary Code Issued.
Large Tunnel Between Capri and
Acquafredda, Italy, Success
fully Driven.
It is estimated that nearly 2,000 Christ
ians are now in Turkish dungeons.
Imperial federation is being urged
uisn Mr. Gladstone by many of the
British colonies.
Some successful attempts to purify
sewage with electricity have been made
in France and England.
The riots in Belgium have caused a
prediction that before the end of the
century Belgium will be a Republic.
A commencement is ere long to be
made with the construction of the rail
way tunnel under the Clyde at Patrick.
It is stated that the South Austrian
railway, one of the largest lines in Austria-Hungary,
is to be purchased by the
England is considering the advisabil
ity of entering a formal protest against
Turkish outrages on Christians in Ar
menia. A bimetallic league of Australia has
been formed in Melbourne " to promote
bimetallism by international agree
ment." The President of Ecuador denies that
there is a treaty pending with the United
States for the possession of one of the
Galapagos Islands.
Coal has been discovered in the KifTel
region near the Rhine, which is declared
by experts to be Devonian anthracite
coal, with an admixture of pyrites.
The Medical Committee of the Cancer
Hospital in London has published a
statement that tomatoes neither predis
pose to nor excite cancerous formation.
The Berlin police have arrested Count
Olatf von Gazern, a member of one of
the most powerful families of Germany,
on a charge of committing several frauds.
The Sultan of Turkey, who maintains
a rigid censorship over'the press, has or
dered that no newspapers shall be pub
lished in his kingdom until in the after
noon. Mine. Bernhardt has recently appeared
before an official in Vienna whose busi
ness was to judge on moral grounds of
the appropriateness of her stage cos
tumes. The jurv system in Bengal is not to be
abandoned after all, although the gov
ernment last October declared it must be
abolished or greatly modified in the in
terests of justice.
The English trade in frozen beef from
Autralia, like that in frozen mutton, has
increased enormously during the past
year the export, 80,000 cwt., being al
most double that of 1891.
The Anti-Slavery Society in Germahy
has become bankrupt, notwithstanding
its lottery netting several million marks.
It is probable that the government will
intervene to avoid a big outburst.
It is said that several members of the
British Cabinet favor a plan by which a
choice between government by a Dublin
Parliament or government by a British
Parliament shall be granted tb Ulster.
A lottery is under consideration in
Germany for the completion of the Kai
ser Wilhelm Church, but lotteries do not
take well now, as the intelligent classes
notice that only the bankers profit by
M. Leroy-Beaulieu says that at the
rate things are going in France there
will be a regular annual deficit of from
$40,000,000 to $100,000,000 and the need
of a loan of $200,000,000 every three or
four years.
Baron Mundy of Vienna, the veteran
sanitarian, has "issued a strong appeal
for the establishment of an international
sanitary code, and suggests the summon
ing of an international conference to
discuss and arrange such a code.
" The Irish home-rule bill," declared
Michael Davitt, M. P. for North Meath,
in a forcible speech in the House of
Commons one day last week, "will be ac
cepted by 13,000,000 of the Irish race as
a pact of peace to be honorably observed. "
The large tunnel between Capri and
Acquafredda on the Pisciotta-Castro-eucca
railway, Italy, has recently been
successfully driven. The tunnel, which
is three and a half miles long, was com
menced about three and a half years
The method of treating snakebite by
injections of strychnine is to be submit
ted to exhaustive trial in India under
the sanction and supervision of the gov
ernment. The method has proved high
ly effectual in many cases reported in
The canal across the Isthmus of Cor
inth is soon to open to navigation, and
has cost $20,000,000. It has been built
with French capital and under French
direction, the original concession having
been granted some twelve years ago to
M. de Lesseps.
Some of the French papers are trying
to stir up ill-feeling against Lord Duf
ferin, the British Ambassador at Paris.
They accuse him of trying to make trou
ble "between France and Russia, and
with giving financial help to the Triple
Alliance and its agents.
On account of increased railway rates
the British Army authorities have
adopted the novel method of sending
transports required for various maneu
vers by road, in trains of wagons drawn
by traction engines. The cost has thus
been reduced fully one-half.
Wll Flnl.liril.
Ellpbalet Duncan, or "Uncle Llph," as
be was familiarly called by his relative
and friend, possi-ssd what lie termed a
"' mind," which stood film.
In good stead on many occasion. "What's
the sense o' worritin' over thing that V
happened t" he used to Ha jr. "Jest vlevr
'em over careful an' you'll most alius find
they've got a side you kin dwell on au'
take some comfort ont'n It."
He had his nlmre of discomfort and
trial, but he wn a "well to do" man, and
some of hi less fortunate neighbor said
that "if tbey were forehanded as Cncla
Lipb 'twould come easier to bear up under
thing. "
Hehud lived Id one house ever since bis
narriaKe, when a very young man, but
when he w about sixty years old the old
house was getting no dilapidated that he
had a new one built on a lot of land which
commanded a better view of the bill. He
also built a new barn, which was well
stored with hay and grain. Much new
furniture was bought, and Uncle Lipb and
bis wife, with their one unmarried daugh
ter, were to move over to the "new place"
to October.
The lastof September the Duncan family,
together with many friends, went to the
county fair, wblcb waa held eight or nine
miles away. Late in the afternoon a boy
arrived at tbe fair and announced to Uncle
Lipb with horrified gasps that his new
barn bad caugbt fire, nobody knew bow,
and tbe only neighbor who had staid at
borne bad been making fruitless attempts
to put out tbe flames.
When the Duncan family arrived at the
site of what was to have been their new
borne in a week or two the barn had been
entirely destroyed and the bouse was rapid
ly burning.
The next morning a farmer driving slow
ly past the scene of the conflagration espied
Uncle Lipb seated on the stone wall, in a
ruminating attitude. He turned round as
be heard tbe sound of wheels, and said
slowly, "I'm viewin my ruins, ye see!"
"Well," said his friend, with some en
ergy. "I'm bound to Bay, Uncle Liph, ef I
was in your shoes, t sh'd find it consid
duble of a stamp to philosophize over this
"Ye-es," drawled the afflicted Eliphalet,
" 'tis more difficult 'n usu'l, but," be add
ed, brightening a little, "it's all fer the
best, in course; an', then, jest see what a
complete job 'tis; there ain't anythin' left
wuth speakin' of except a.she; an' ye know
I alius was a great hand t' like things fin
ished up, without any shilly-shallyin' or
half way work!" Youth's Companion.
Tea Gowns Always Popular.
It is not likely that tea gowns will
ever go out of fashion. They are too
comfortable, too graceful, and far too
picturesque to be forsaken, at least until
some garment with similar or greater
advantages and attractions can be de
vised, and that creation has not as yet
appeared. Most women never look so
well as in flowing robes that follow,
though not too closely, the lines of the
figure, and more luxurious and expen
sive fabrics and more daring color me
langes can be employed than would be
permissible in an ordinary day gown.
Even the stylish tailor girl is glad to re
lax for a time and seek easy comfort in
a tea gown, and no "five o'clock" recep
tion room or pretty boudoir looks nor
mal with the inmates tight bodiced and
round skirted. The tea gown is as nec
essary in either place or case as Hamlet
in "Hamlet."
When Horses Fight.
The herds of horses on a western ranch,
roaming over so large a space, rarely en
counter one another. When they do the
mares evince only the smallest possible
amount of curiosity, but join and graze.
Different is it with the stallions. With
but a moment's preparation, they rush
wildly at one another like mad bulls,
neighing in what seems the mockery of
a neigh, and with head in air and tail
curving proudly they rush and plunge
and rear, kicking and biting, stamping
one on the other until the ground and
horses are covered with blood, and ex
haustion of one forces a surrender and
retreat As I have said, the flickle mares
march off with the conquerer at their
head, while the defeated lags wearily
behind. Harper's Weekly.
Arsenical Poisoning.
The danger througb arsenical poisoning
in our homes is not confined to the wall
papers, having been found often present in
cretonnes and imitation Indian muslin in
poisonous quantities. A bad specimen of
cretonne has yielded on analysis 1! grains
of white arsenic, 2 grains having been
known to be a fatal dose. Some months
back a London doctor experimented upon
forty-four samples of cretonue supplied by
a local tradesman, not one of which was
absolutely free from the poison; eleven of
them were grouped by the analyst as "very
bad," and nine as "distinctly dangerous."
It is quite a common occurrence to have
pieces of these substances in a room con-
taining sufficient arsenic to give 100 people
a fatal dose. A very popular impression
has been that greens and blues are the
dangerous colors, but the analyst declares
that reds, browns and blacks are more dan
gerous still. Chambers' Journal.
One Hour's Work.
"I'm simply exhausted," said Mrs. Hig
gins as she returned from her shopping
tour. "Here I've been out one whole hour
and couldn't get near a counter. Why, in
all that time I've only bought five yards of
lace, a dozen pairs of gloves, a stepladder,
six finger bowls, a toy book for Willie, a
pair of shoes for Sallie and stockings for
Jamie, three neckties, four collars, a novel,'
three cups of chocolate, u pound of candy
and a few knickknacks," Harper's Bazar.
Glad to Know It.
Wife The flour's out.
Husband -So is my money. !
Wife The coal is gone.
Husband So is my credit. s
Wife Well, we can't starve.
Husband Can't we? That's good; I
was afraid we should. Exchange.