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HOOD IUVEU, OKKOON, SATURDAY. JULY 8, 181)3.
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Grant Evans, Propr.
"""ii'l St., iipur Ouli. . Hood Ulnr, Or.
Nlmvhig nn. I Hair cutting nmtly dona.
Nil Mllli tillll (illUIUIltuCll.
A I'liiii.'iiiian Ordered Deported
I'nder the Henry Act.
W AT Kit MOWING INTO SAI.TOS.
lii'snlul inns Ailnptcil lii Opposition to
Ilic ('aiiiiiiettl Miiiinir Hill
l.'lili r.orax Deposit.
Water is Mowing into Sultoii Luke, and
it nmy ! lilleil um it wiis two years ago.
"1" In- new 1 x claims fuiiinl in tin'
Ci'liro .Mountains are said to be very
t it-li .
A coiiHcrvut ic estimate of tin' I'stuti'
of Senator Stanford places it over fltl,-
A rich Imnu deposit lias been discov
ered in NrY.nlii about sixty milt's from
WimgDip Km, ii Cliimimiin nt Ios
Angelc, lni-i been ordered deported 1111-ili-r
t In-1 inn y in t.
Sciiiiii.i tumble with the Cheveiincs
at 1 1 rt Kfuuli, Mont., over the nUcmpt
ill iiiii'.-tof nn Indian is ri'iorti'i.
I'.hIm for thr construction of the if t tv
nt tin' 1 1 1 1 ;i in c of Sun Diego Hay have
been j .ii I it imIii-.I I iy the government offi
cials. Sacramento is to have u supply of
pirn', clear water. Two or three com
panies will hiil mi specifications ordered
1 1 y (lie I 'ity I ni-tees.
J. I'. I'agan, speeiitl traveling ngciit
for the Travelers' liiHiiraiice Company
of 1 1. h i ford, 'miii., for the Territory of
New Mexico, has heen swindling people.
i lie Yuma Imlians have ruisctl a good
crop of coin mi the river liottoms this
year, ami their crop of w heat anil lncl-
iih will keeji them in m u I living until
The contract for the erection of a new
cilv hull in Salem will lie let to Ilutch
ins Soulhwick for $49,010. The plans
were Hiinewhut iiltereil, reducing Un
original hiil fl,'.,.r:i.
Sheriff Kay at Visalia, Cal., now keeps
the wards of Kvuns and Soiling lockeil,
anil the guards of each man will remain
inside w ith the wounded outlaws, heside
having a guard outside.
The jury in the case of Mrs. II. M.
Johnson, who sued the Southern Pacific
Company at 1 'arson, Nov., for damages,
caused iiv the death of her htishand,
obtained ii verdict of if-'o.OOO.
The Salt Lake Chamlier of Commerce
has adopted resolutions indorsing the
Denver, Salt Lake and San Francisco
railroad proposition and encouraging
the ell'orts of Salt Luke capitalists in
James I.nnioreaux of Idaho Kails,
Idaho, hail brought suit in the Fifth
1 list rict Court against the Knsor Insti
tute of Poealcllo for $0,000 damages,
hecause it tried and failed to euro him
of the liquor habit.
A gentleman of Olyinpia, Wash., lias
'rt i1,' conceived the idea of utilizing the water
power of Tuniwaler, iv tmbtirb, in gener
ating electricity for the work of dredg
ing Olyinpia harbor and redeeming the
tide hinds. At low water the falls at
Tumwiiter produce 9,000-horso power,
and a proposition for the utilizing of
this power has been made to the com
pany eontrolling it. Tho oflicials of t he
dredger company have asked the light
and power company for a formal prop
osition to furnish IlOO-horso power by
electricity with which to finish their
government contract in the harbor.
Tho plans for tho harbor improvement
are elaborate? as proposed by the Harbor
Line Commission and approved bv tho
War Department. The area of re
deemed land will extend to tho end of
the long wharf, a distance of about a
mile from tho city front, covering an
area of about six blocks at the south
end and tapering to about 1,000 feet at
the end of the. long wharf. Surround
ing this will he a reserved strip of 300
feet for piers. To tho west of this will
be the harbor proper. Extending down
the west side of this redeemed land will
run the Northern Pacific track and an
avenue 150 feet wide. On tho east side
a water-way is proposod, with a 300-foot
reserve for wharves and mill and manu
facturing sites. Tho Turn water water
way willall'ord deep water a mile be
yond Capitol Point, whoro tho new
Statohouse is to bo built.
FROM WASHINGTON CITY.
Superintendent Stump has decided
that alien emigrant cat I lemon must pay
a head tux uiid are subject to the laws
us regards inspection, uiiIchm they are
regularly employed on the vessel as
The coast -defense ship Monterey will
he olliciully accepted, and the Navy De
part uieiil will iiMHUine control of her im
mediately, payingoverto the contractors
nil of the reserve fund that has been
held up as a guarantee of the comple
tion of the vessel.
The I'liiled States government through
Secretary liionliuiii has declined to act
as arbitrator between France and Sinm
in the dispute between those countries
iin to the jurisdiction over territory near
Siam. The intervention of this govern
ment was asked by Siam.
A statement prepared by Commis
nioiicrof Internal Keveinic Miller shows
that, the collections of internal revenue
for the eleven months of the current fis
cal year amounted to tUr,iWJJ,.'!iHl, an in
crease over the corresponding period of
the last fiscal year of $7,407, 10,'i.
I 'pon the recommendation of Com
missioner l-oi lueii of the pension ollice
Secretary Smith has dropped from the
rolls of the pension ollice the names of
twenty-eight special examiners now in
the Held, the terms of their one-year ap
pointment having expired. A II the spe
cial examiners, dropped are Republicans.
Of the ninety special examiners still re
tained sixty are Ih publicans and thirty
The government is not. disposed to ac
cept as liual the decision of the I'nited
Slates District Court at Seattle, Wash.,
that it has lost entire power to control
the use of the hinds of the I'uyallup In
dians near Tucoiua by reason of the al
lotment of the lands in severalty, and
At loriiey- ieneral Olney has given in
structions to the I'nited States District
Attorney at Seattle to make an appear
ance immediately in behalf of the In
One of the first matters of importance
that will he presented to the next Con
gress w ill Is- the bill, already framed,
providing for the establishment of a Na
tional Itourdof Health, with headquar
ters in Washington City. The board, as
devised by thr projectors, is to co-operate
with the State and municipal authorities
in the matter of sanitarv improvement.
The IhiMcsI feature of the proposition,
and one that is likely to result in a seri
ous cout rovers v, is that which bestows
upon the I man I legislative, judicial ami
execi'tive powers of an independent
It is a matter of surprise among a
large number of army ntlicerH that so
many should be willing to accept details
at Indian agencies. It has already been
explained that these olliccrs are willing
to go to hull. in agencies in order to get
riil of disagreeable associations and the
dull routine of camp, hut another factor
which would seem to deter them from
going to agencies is the fact that all olli
ccrs are now examined for promotion,
and that they would be much more apt
to be promoted if they continued in the
active service instead of going away from
it. It is claimed that all army officers
who accept Indian agency details will
keep up their studies on military mat
ters, so that they may he able to pass
the examinations when promotions are
In a North Dakota exhibit at the fair
there are 1 40 exhibits of w heat and 300
kinds of grain.
The gates of the fair grounds at Chi
cago are to lie kept open until 11 o'clock
at night hereafter.
The expected World's Fair traffic from
Kurope has thus far failed to materialize,
while tht! Eastward travel seems to be
. Paymaster (ieneral Stewart has com
pleted a statement of expenditures of
the naval review. The total expense of
the review was $70,800.
Internal revenue officers actually
seized a miniature distillery on exhibi
tion at the World's Kair, because all of
the red-tape technicalities had not been
complied w ith in setting it up.
The exposition authorities have set
apart October 20 to 21 for the big re
union of war veterans, both Confederate
and Union. The Grand Army mists will
mala' efforts to bring all the old soldiers
possible to Chicago.
Another attraction is being arranged
by the exposition an thorites and tho
people of Midway Plaisance. It is pro
posed that all the natives take part in a
grand ball, to be given tho lirst week in
July. Tho ball proper is to bo preceded
bv a grand niarcli and the exhibition of
all the strange dances to bo seen on the
Tho Methodists will not withdraw
their exhibit from tho World's Fair.
After three hours' discussion a commit
tee decided to cover up all exhibits of
the church Sundays, and all members
of the church are asked to do the same
with their individual exhibits.
Canada outstripped her competitors
in the Juno exhibit of cheese. There
were 007 exhibits, mostly of factory
cheese. Of these 135 scored high enough
to win medals or diplomas, 120 of them
being Canadian manufacture. Thirty
ono Canadian lots scored higher than
any from the United States, ranging in
cxcellanco from 00 per cent down.
The council of administration will
hereafter have full authority over all
matters of general administration con
nected with tho exposition. Tho
directors have adopted the report of the
executive committee as outlined last
week. This action abolishes all the
committees of the local directory,
except the executive, finance and legis
lative, and charges the council of ad
ministration with carrying out the
orders of theso three committees. The
council lias been given authority to dis
charge or employ any officers.
Tlic Number of Sheep Sheared
DISHONEST WATKK COLLECTORS.
IluildiiiifH Occupied y Government
Clerks to he Examined The
Our "militia of the sea" now numlers
about 1,000 men.
The gold in the Treasury is slightly
increasing in quantity.
Winter wheat is nearly all harvested
in the Southern States.
Tho Delaware militia will lie dis
banded for luck of funds.
Denver claims a opuliition of 182,000,
bused on directory names.
The Capital National Hunk at Indian
apolis has reopened itsi doors.
Detroit's city government is waging u
determined war on the gas companies.
Proctor Knott of Kentucky has
declined the oiler of the Jlawuiiau mis
sion. The Mississippi river at New Orleans
is within one foot of the highest jsjint
Missouri is the first State to build a
Confederate home entirely from indi
The protest against rapid bicycle
riding on frequented streets is general
ull over the country.
The Wabash has adopted the rule
limiting tickets to continuous nassaire
one day from date of sale.
The mackerel fishers are having great
sport this year. Nothing like it has
been enjoyed for years past.
Natural gas discovered near Newlin,
Tex., is frightening the colored popula
tion away Irom that vicinity.
As the hot weather begins Phila
delphia is having trouble w ith its gar-
hago ol an alarming character.
It is reported that a new line of
steamers are to ply between New York,
Jamaica and Central America.
American capitalists are said to have
bought much land on tho Isthmus of
Tchauhtopoe for bonanza farming.
Cleveland is to arbitrate the dispute
U'tween Argentina and liruzil over the
(Missession of thr State of Parana.
Wholesale poisoning of sheep is the
latest phase of the Colorado war be
tween sheepmen and cattlemen.
Lust vear there were 1.800.000 sheen
sheared in Montana, an increase of 33
per cent over the previous year.
An Kast Tennessee young woman has
brought suit for f 1,000 against a man
for saying that she had false teeth.
Senator Stewart has recently ex
pressed the belief that the Sherman
silver purchasing act will not be re
pealed. The fear is taking form in Western
Kansas that this season will not pro
duce more than three or four crops of
The unveiling of the monument to
Nathan Hale in City Hall Park, New
York, has been postjKihed until Sep
The builders of the new cruiser New
York will receive about $70,000 in
premiums by the government's accep
tance of the vessel.
Water collectors at Detroit have been
stealing. 11. L. James committed
suicide when his theft was discovered.
Several are under arrest.
The Chicago and Northwestern has
secured an entrance into Denver by the
purchase of the Scranton road, a coal
line seventeen miles long.
A monument to the memory of
William Cullen Bryant, the American
historian and poet, will shortly ho
placed in Central Park, New York.
Every building in Washington oc
cupied by government clerks is to be
subjected to a thorough examination as
to its safety, lighting and ventilation.
The Governor of New York has just
vetoed a bill making tho use of cheese
as an article of diet compulsory in the
military camps and prisons of the State.
There are now in the elevators of
Minneapolis, iHiluth and Superior about
24,000,000 bushels of wheat, or about
twice as much as they contained a year
The Tree-planting and Fountain
Society of Brooklyn is actively engaged
in arousing intelligent interest in the
planting and care of street trees in that
The feeling at Washington is that the
financial crisis is past. The condition
of the country as reviewed from a treas
ury standpoint shows general improve
ment. J. H. Richardson of New Haven,
Conn., has begun suits for $50,000,000
for infringement of a patent held by him
by reaper manufacturers of the United
The complete official returns of the
Chinese registration have been received
at Washington. Thev show that out of
110,000 Chinese in the United States
The International Typographical
Union has declared that no one shall be
admitted to the Childs-Drexel Home
unless he bad been a member of the
union for five years.
The Oil-well Supply Company, one of
tho most extensive corporations in
Pennsylvania and the largest concern
of its kind in the world, has gone into
the hands of a receiver.
J'.KSINKSS It It KV IT I KM.
New York State is said to have more
newspapers than the entire Southern
The Merrimac. river is said to move
more machinery than any other stream
in the world.
The American Aluminium Company
will erect a manufacturing plant near
There are twenty-eight passenger
trains daily from New York and Phila
delphia to Chicago.
About $211,000,000 are annually sent
by Italian laborers in this country to
their families in Italy.
There are less than 1 MX) Spaniards,
(ireeks and Portuguese in anyone of the
chief cities of the country.
Half a million patents issued by this
government bear excellent testimony to
the country's inventive genius.
It was only 1 10 years after the discov
ery of America that the first glass works
were established in the colonies.
A smelter has begun operations at San
Luis Potosi, Mexico. It is the only
smelter in Mexico working copper ore.
England bears the palm over all coun
tries, even the United States, in the
number of women employed by govern
ment. The Phillippine Islands export more
than 100,000 cigars annually, almost
3,000 tons of coffee and 220,000 toiiB of
Kurope produces almost as much to
bacco as does the United States, Austria
supplying about one-third of the Euro
The corn exported to Mexico from the
United States during the recent famine
would fill a solid train seventy-seven
Last year New York citv paid for its
school bill $4,000,000; for its amusement
bill, $7,000,000, and for its drink bill,
(iutta porcha was first introduced into
Kurope from Malaga in 1852. The an
nual consumption now amounts to4,000.-
The average cost of travel on the Lon
don roads is only .10 of a cent a mile, and
the Orcat Eastern comes at .040 of a
cent a mile.
Japan's foreign trade during 1892 ex
ceeded that of 1891 20,000,000 yen. The
principal increase was in the values of
silk and tea.
There are 28,00(1 Chinese inhabitants
in the chief cities of the United States
24,000 of them in San Francisco and
3,000 in New York.
Grand old Missouri is without a rival
in the world in the amount of lead out
put. The annual lead product of the
State is 30,000,000 tons.
There are several dozen men in Lon
don who earn their living by catching
rats. They are mostly employed at ho
tels, clubs and restaurants.
The schooner Good Intent, which was
launched at Braintree, Mass., in 1813, is
still in service, plying between Bangor,
Me., and neighloring ports.
The orange industry of Florida has in-
creasen irom ouu.ouu ooxes in to
3,900,000 for the past season. This vear's
crop will exceed 5,000,000 boxes.
The fluctuations of the stock market
a few months after Jav Gould's death
increased the value of his estate to $89.-
000,000, and afterward reduced it to$61,
000,000. This country exported 10,075,000 yards
of cotton goods to Brazil during the
eight months to March 1, an increase of
over 50 per cent over the same period a
The New Hampshire experiment farm
finds that milk from the best cows costs
I1..' cents a quart; from their poorest,
4 'a cents, as it costs just as much to feed
the smaller producer.
The whole length of the main Siberian
line is 4,700 miles and its estimated cost
$190,000,000. The line, with branches,
will cover 5,000 miles, to he built by an
expenditure of $200,000,000.
The total production of silver in the
world during the last vear was placed at
145,000,000 ounces troy, of which the
United States produced 00,000,000
ounces, or upward of 41 per cent of the
Philip J. Armour has adopted a diet
of bread and milk in the hope of im
proving his health.
Mrs. Ella Wheeler Wilcox wears a
thumb ring, and uses five quarts of milk
to one complexion bath.
The only ornaments ever worn bv the
widowed Archduchess Stephanie is a
locket containing the portrait of her lit
tle daughter on the one side and that of
her mother, the Queen of the Belgians,
on the other.
Arthur Balfour savs that his greatest
political help comes from his sister, Miss
Agnes Balfour, who is his housekeeper.
Each day she devotes a fixed amount of
time to reading the newspapers and
marking what is useful for his perusal.
The present sent bv the Czar to the
Turkish Sultan, an album of paintings
of all the Russian warships in the Black
Sea fleet, is a remarkablv peculiar one.
The recipient may regard it as in-sultan
or think it merely a piece of czar-casm.
John Ledyard, the great traveler, says
that among all nations women adorn
themselves more than men, but that
wherever found thev are the same kind,
civil, humane and tender beings, in
clined to be cheerful, timorous and mod
Charles F. Wright of London, who is
now spreading the light of theosophy in
this country, declares that the elixir of
life is no dream of the alchemists, but
may be reached through the " expansion
of the individual consciousness," what
ever that means.
A Knit Jiegnn 152 Years Ago
OIL WELLS OF THE CASPIAN.
Mummified BodleH of Three Massa
cred MiHtdonarien Brought
Back From Africa.
France is buying Irish horses for
The manufacture of wine is becoming
a thriving industry in Palestine.
The total tonnage launched in Great
Britain in 1892 was 35,000,000 last year.
The value of England's exports of
metals and machinery fell off $35,000,000
Ijrd Ixirne receives a salary of $0,000
a year as Governor and Constable of
The Town Council of Bruges, Bel
gium, has resolved to give $400,000
toward a ship canal.
Married couples in Norway are privi
leged V) ride on railroads at a' fare and a
half for each couple.
The Emperor William will command
in person the Sixteenth Army Corps at
the autumn maneuvers.
IiOud complaints are heard on all
sides of the continued high price of
butcher's meat in Paris.
Ten war vessels of the British navy
were condemned last month as unfit for
service and ordered sold.
Sharpshooters riding in steel-clad ve
hicles w ill be a feature of next autumn's
German army maneuvers.
The Hamburg Tank Steamship Com
pany will go out of the business hecause
of unprofitable freight rates.
Paris has a new playhouse called the
Theater of the Poets. The success of
the new venture is not assured.
Quit a number of express locomotives
are fired principally with oil on the
Great Eastern railway of England.
London's most famous playhouse
Drury Lane is to be torn down and
another structure placed on its site.
It is stated from Batoum that famine,
for some time threatened, has suddenly
become acute in some districts of Ar
menia. Of the American cities represented at
the Foremen's Congress at London
Kansas City made the most creditable
Police and artillery had to be used at
Berne, Switzerland, to disperse rioters,
who had attacked a gang of imported
Argentine bond holders at London
are considering the agreement between
the Rothschild committee and the
Russian Jews are reported to have
settled in South America in large num
bers, and are among the most prosper
Salmon from California have been
successfully acclimatized on the lakes
of the Marne and Saone canal at
Prince Bismarck will go to Kissingen
with his family next month to drink
the waters. A palace has been placed
at his disposal.
In France the railways employ 24,080
women. Most of them, however,
merely receive a small sum for opening
and closing gates.
Owing to the effect of the recent
drought in Germany on the farmers, a
suspension of the duties on corn and
maize is proposed.
One thousand and fifty-six lives were
saved by life-boat men "on the coast of
Great Britain during the last year and
without the loss of one life-boat man.
A suit in the English Chancery Court
begun 152 years ago was concluded the
other day. The government duties and
legal fees covered nearly the entire sum
The Swedish government has estab
lished on the coast nine stations for
medical observation. The object of
this measure is to protect the country
The Constans party in France is
making strenuous efforts, in view of the
illness of President Carnot, to make
political capital out of the Panama
Five acres of park land per week is
the record of the London County Coun
cil, as since its organization a few years
ago it has purchased and made accessible
no less than 994 acres in parks.
All the wells of Berlin have been ex
amined, and out of some 800 one-fourth
were declared doubtful and one-fourth
unfit for use. Similar examinations are
being made all over the country.
Aluminium is to be used wherever
practicable in the accouterments, arms
and equipments of the German army.
Bv its use the weight carried by infantry
will be a trifle over fifty-seven pounds,
w here now it is about sixty-eight and
A constant and large increase is noted
in the output of the oil wells of the Cas
pian region. About 3,000 tons are ex
ported every working day of the year
from Batoum alone, and the exports of
last year were 63,533 tons in excess of
those of the previous year.
Foureau, the explorer, who has just
returned from the Sahara, brought with
him the bodies of three missionaries of
the Congregation of the White Fathers,
who in 1881 were massacred by Tou
aregs. The bodies, while they had be
come completely mummified and lost
four-fifths of their weight, were other
wise in an excellent state of preservation.
Ad Apparition That Frlu'liN'tin and Myt
tlflrs the Villain.
Rhirmbeck, X. Y., U a fine old Dutch
American town In the valley of the Hud
son, the summer home of Vice President
Morton. Recently many Rliinebeckers
have taken up the notion that the vicinity
la liKUritd. The ghont is In the form of a
tall old woman iu black, and many have
Hen ft not the superstitioua only, hut the
wxil, nervy and hard headed.
John Judvui was the first to see her (or
it). It was a very dork night, and be Is not
of a persistently inquiring mind, so when
the tall black form suddenly rcme before
him in the road he went home without un
seemly delay. Next to see her was David
Ackert, a tall and vigorous business man
who has an inquiring mind and a deal of
nerve. lie tried to make her out, hut she
haMeriid awuy and into the woods. Thomas
Sinclare was the next reliable person to en
counter the strange woman, lie met her on
theoutskirts of the village about 10 o'clock
at night. She was pacing in the middle of
the road with her head bent low and her
long arms clasped behind her. Sinclare
merely took one look.
She was next seen in a schoolhouse at dusk
by the schoolteacher, Miss Welch, who fol
lowed the usual rule in (such cases by
Itreaking it for home. In the next six
weeks she was seen by many, always in ths
ame guise that of a very tall old woman
in black. The old town constable and de
tective, Gus Quirk, thinks it is a tall young
man doing the funny business, but the sin
gular feature of it is that whenever any one
tries to get a good view of it the apparition
vanishes into the woods. All the usylunn
are appealed to for information of any es
Facta About the 1'apury.
Leo is the 257th pope. Twenty-four of
bis predecessors were Johns, 16 were Greg
orys, 14 Clements, 14 Benedicts, 13 Inno
cents, 12 Leos, i) Piuses, 9 Bonifaces, 8
Pauls, 8 Urbans, 8 Alexanders, 10 Stephens,
6 Adrians and 5 each named Sextus, Nich
olas, .Martin and Celestine. In the earliest
days of the church the prelates raised to the
pontificate retained their own names, but
the custom of adopting the name of some
predecessor has obtained for some centuries.
Fifteen of the popes have been French
men, 13 have been Greeks, K have heen Syr
ians, 6 have been Germ; :. , 5 Spaniards, 2
came from Africa and S each from Savoy,
England, Sweden, Dalmulia, Holland, Por
tugal and Crete. Since all the popes
Rave been chosen from among the Italian
Pius IX reigned as pope a longer period
than any of his predecessors, his pontifical
life extending over a period of 31 years. St.
Peter's pontificate is counted by Catholics
from A. D. 33 to CO. St. Felix II, the 87th
pope, who died in 30C, was the first pope to
die a natural death. Eight popes died with
in a month after succession, 'J2 more died
before serving two years, 54 reigned be
tween four and five years, 57 more failed to"
serve 10 years, 51 died before the l.xh year,
18 reigned between 15 and 20 years, and only
9 passed the 20th year. In all the annals of
secular governments there is not so long
The pontifical court is the only Byzantine
court now left in existence. Its oiiicersare
innumerable, its routine is complicated,
and the ceremonies are almost infinite.
Etiquette has largely given place to ease in
the lay courts, hut the formality of other days
still continues in the Vatican. Every dig
nitary has his own place and makes a point
in maintaining it. There is a fixed rule for
the dress to be worn at every hour of the
day; rules are prescribed as to kneeling and
so on. Leo XIII was very careful to insist
on the strictest observance of the old time
etiquette, and in this particular he differed
radically from his predecessor, Pius IX,
who was inclined to be much more easy
going in matters of ceremony.
Investigations Into the Unknown.
An orthodox clergyman who officiates
over a prosperous church in a town in Illi
nois called upon me duringthe summer. I
had known him at college. He informed
me, to my astonishment, that he was en
gaged with a leading physician of his town
in systematically studying psychical phe
nomena. "I do not believe in spiritual
ism," he remarked, "but we have both been
amazed to find how many persons have had
most extraordinary experiences. We have
closely questioned persons who came into the
doctor's office, and, although they usually
professed ignorauce of any personal knowl
edge of extra normal phenomena and fre
quently laughed at everything of the kind
after my friend, the doctor, gave them the
main points in several well authenticated
cases which had come to his notice, they
usually gave some more or less remarkable
experiences, with names and dates, which
enabled us afterward to verify hitherto
carefully guarded secrets.
"We have both," he declared, "been as
tonished at the number of persons who are
among the most thoughtful and substan
tial of our people who have had experiences
in their homes which transcend the ordi
nary and are to us inexplicable, but as yet
we are merely collecting reliable data."
This gentleman is representative of a
large class of careful thinkers who today
are quietly accumulating facts upon which
to base an intelligent conclusion, and thus
are following the modern method of scien
tific inquiry. Arena.
Oaths in Oldeu Times.
The Roman oath of olden times was
Kade with great solemnity and elabora
tion. In Roman mythology Juno, mak
ing a promise to sleep, strengthened it 1
by taking the heavens in one hand and
the earth in the other. Greeks and Ro
mans swore by their gods, by the Styx, by
Olympus, by hell, by their sacred springs,
wells and rivers, and by the sun and the
moon. Their oaths were of much value
and meaning during the early days of tha
republic, but worthless after they became
Oaths lost their sanctity and became
colloquial or profane at a very early time
among the Jews. Greek ladies swore
daintily by Venus, Diana and Juno, and
now and then by some male god whose
name was frequently taken in vain by
their liege lords. The French monarchs,
too, had their own peculiar forms of
oaths. St. Louis Republic.
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