The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, July 15, 1893, Image 1

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NO. 7.
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Kliavlny nml lluir milling neatly dun.
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A California .lusliot' of Hie
Phut (iocs NYrotij;.
Tin1 Tall of Silver Causes Rail ami
Ni'Miilu Mines to Clone Down
Hoy Robbers.
Uiders for tin- Adums l go to Samoa
are expected at Mini' Island.
I'. A. I'rquhart, ii Sim Francisco
l in ii 1 1 1 t-r , in sought forliy tl't" Suit Lake
police, tlir charge against liim being
lui t" i v.
I .my llu. !,i r, Uir girl who runaway
W illl I'll I ill LrUIIIH llolll Melced ttll't
went to Victoria, 1!. ('., lias returned to
In I linlni'.
M i ii t .i mi is trying to get rid of a lot
n( Cu r Indians w lio belong to Canada,
lint who have been living lifar Silver
How thi' past, winter.
The Canadian AiiMlraliun Steamship
Company has decided to make Tai'oma
the terminus o( their line. Steamships
will make monthly trips between Ta
coma uiil Sidney, N. S. W,
A .1 U--I ! of tin- Peace of Conmuilo
l'.i in h iiaini'il Kdgar Fleming is under
must in Angeles for obtaining
(JIM Ills Under false plctl'llSl'S. 1 If I'lailllM
to have been 'Inink ami oblivious of liin
'llif tli i iiit-ii t of cherries East from
Sun Jose last week amounted to 111.775
pounds, ill all eighteen carloads. Tin'
sliipincnls of cherries to ilatt' this year
amount to I , ii.'i,s7(l pounds. Last year
(he total shipment was 07:1,005 pounds.
One (icrwaithc, a iih-iiiIkt of Com
pany 1', I'nited States Infantry, throw
iciin'r in tin' eyes of Jeweler Stimuli
at I'.ciiiria, ami' ran oil' with a gold
watch, lie was captured, and excused
his net by saying ho w ished to get out
of tin' service.
The Duly-West mine at Park City,
Utah, has heeu ordered eloped down.
Tin Diamond mine at Kureka, Nov.,
linn been closed dow n, and the Old Jor
dan and Galena al Bingham, Utah, have
also been ordered closed. This is ow ing
to tin) full in nilver.
During tin) trial of three young
thieves at San llernardino Saturday it
was develoied that a nunilier of Ixiys of
Highlands, from 10 to 1") yearn of age,
had an organization railed the "Black.
J)iamond," which earriedon a system of
jietty robberies. The boys were eager
readers of cheap sensational literature.
As a practical solution of the strin-
geney of gold in the money market it is
proposed at San Franeiseo that, if the
.Federal government would immediately
withdraw all restrictions to hydraulic
mining, I'alifornia lie fore winter would
lie in a position to contribute over $5,
1)00,000 m gold. The proposition from
interviews with prominent mining men
is considered entirely feasible and op-
The rahies are now epidemic among
animals of all kinds at Quijotou, A. T.
Several persons have had narrow escapes,
one man saving himself from a frenzied
horse by knocking it down with a large
stone. The cause is lack of water on
the mesa, w hereby the coyotes go mad.
Tlie I'apugo Indians sav the epidemic
raged thus years ago, wlien it was un
su?e to leave doors open at night for
mad coyotes.
A formal discussion of the proposed
World's Fair in San Francisco was held
recently at the Palace Hotel, prepara
tory to a general meeting later. Ilerr
Oorncly and Architect Bennett, who ac
companied him from Chicago, were
present. Heir Comely recited his ex
periences in the past with expositions,
and told the gentlemen that it was nec
essary for San Francisco to take some
action at once on the proposition to have
the fair, for, ho said, 4,000 foreign ex
hibitors in Chicago, who had sent him
thither to represent them, were anxious
to know as soon as possible whether the
fair would bo held there; otherwise they
would send their exhibits to Antwerp,
where an exhibition is to be held imme
diately after the World's Fair. He also
assured the gentlemen that they could
certainly count on all the foreign exhib
itors coming there, and furthermore, if
it were necessary, they would gladly pay
for space for their exhibits and also pay
their own transportation.
The ai l of Congress. nceesnilal ing the
recent, dismissal of sixty-seven clerks of
thn general land olllre provided for II re
duction of the Held expenses of the of
fice, A large number of ull'iecM will be
consolidated in such n whv as to make
the number twenty less than heretofore.
Assistant Seeielai'v Reynolds of the
Interior Department lias uiado a pension
derision which will heroine welcome
news to a large number of women who
ministered to wounded soldiers ill the
hospitals during the lule war. They are
to be placed on the pension rolls. The
iii'sliou arose upon u communication
lliilu t he Coiiilnissioiier of Pensions as
to whether those women who superin
tended the diet of the sick and wounded
soldiers are entitled topeiisions. I'uder
the m i's provisions Assistant Secretary
Reynolds holds I hese persons are entitled
to pensions.
The Collector of Ciislonis at F.I Paso,
Tex., has been instructed by Assistant
Secretary Spiiulding to discontinue at.
once the practice of admitting sulphides
o silver from Mexico without, consular
invoice and in future not to admit silver
bullion from Mexico exceeding $10(1 in
value, alleged to be imported as money,
unless accompanied bv consular invoice,
unless the bullion is sliown by the ship
pel ' declural ion, made before the con
sular olliri r at the port of shipment, to
be forwarded as money or the medium
of exchange at a llxed value per ounce,
and not ui merchandise.
Tin y are after fraudulent pensioners,
A list .comprising t lie names of a number
of pensioners recommeiidi'd by Commis
sioner Fochieli to be dropped from the
pension rolls has been handed to Secre
tary I loke Smith, and In has approved
the recommendations. has been foiind
upon investigation by the pension bu
reau that the persons named are for va
rious reasons not entitled to draw pen
sions, The work of examining the rolls
with a view to the detection of fraud
will be prosecuted with vigor, and at the
name t ime the current issues w ill be care
fully Si iut inied with the same object.
Secretary Smith and Commissioner
lochreu while prosecuting this work re
new the a-siiraiices previously given that
just us much care will be exercised to
secure pensions for those who are enti
tled to them under the law as will be
used to prevent fraud.
AlloriicV-t ielierul (tlnev has decided
that the appropriations made by the act
of Congress approved August 5, in
uid of i he World's Fair, including the
appropriation for the government ex
hibit, ari' us available now as before the
decision of the Circuit Court of Appeals
periiiain iitlv opening the World's Fair
Sundays, with t lie single exception that
no more uion v ought to be paid the Il
linois corpora tiou Known as the World's
Columbian KxpoMtion. The grounds
for the opinion are that Congress meant
that the exposition as a whole should In
closed Sunday. It did not, however, un
dertake to puss a law to that elt'ect, but
contented itself with making certain ap
propriations conditional, not iihiii the
tact of Sunday-closing, but upon the
Illinois rorporution agreeing to the
proposition of Sunday-closing, so that
regulations to that cll'i ct might be made
by the government. Representatives of
the World's Columbian Commission, the
Illinois corporation, did agree to the
proposition. Proper rules were made
by the Columbian Commission, and the
condition upon which the appropriations
referred to were made must be regarded
as fullv satisfied.
Five days, beginning with October 20,
have been designated as Veterans' day at
the fair.
The New York Sun informs a corre
spondent that it requires $2,000 and
three months' time to see the World's
Fair. Not many New Yorkers can all'ord
to go West on those terms.
The postollice on the World's Fair
grounds at Chicago will be left open
Sunday hereafter for the purpose of
giving the needed mail facilities. This
must be regarded as a concession on the
part of the government, as the working
postollice on the fair grounds has always
been maintained as a part of the exhibit
of 1111' Postollice Department and is
therefore a part of the government
The World's Fair officials authorize
the statement that there is no truth in
the report that the government has
determined to pay out the $750,000
reserve belonging to the exposition from
tlie United States appropriation. How
the report that t he government intended
to issue this money in souvenir coins,
thus practically throwing them on the
market, started the officials do not
know, but it is authoritatively denied.
J. C. Royd, "the Oregon colonizer,"
lias brought suit for $2,000 damages
against F. W. Allen of Portland for
libel and defamation of character. In
Illinois conviction might mean impris
onment for one year. Royd alleges that
Allen wrote a letter to Dr.' J. Cuy Lewis,
superintendent of Oregon's exhibits,
charging Him uyu; Willi ooiuining
money fraudulently in New Orleans.
Tl. In ..i,mf it. iu hHi'itim!. whs circulated
illl.' IVJ'V. 11 .V J . f, -
around the horticultural building, caus-
ing great damage to ino ousiness ami
reputation of Royd. There promises to
be a lively legal skirmish.
Unless the unexpected should happen,
there will be a dairy exhibit at the
World's Fair this month. This an
nouncement, which was issued by Chief
Ruc.hanan of the department ot agri
culture was received with thanksgiving
by some 1,500 exhibitors, who for the
past two months have been compelled
to submit to exasperating delays and
linaneial losses by the failure of tlie ex
position company to furnish facilities
for displaying their products. The chief
cause of complaint was tho absence of
any kind of refrigerator service, and the
promise is now made that this matter
will bo rectified at once.
fiianfily ami Quality of flu;
Texas Wheat Crop.
Colored Successor to Father Mollin
Ifcr Per for in I n if Miracles In
the Way of Cures.
St. Paul, Minn., claims a jsmulation
of 225,000.
Chinch bugs are doing great damage
to the Kansas w heat crop.
The Statu of Texas has won a suit to
recover lands grabbed by ruilroads.
The woman sullragists of Kansas
have raised a campaign fund of (V),000.
Maine towns this year have Paid a
bounty of $5 each on thirty-two bears.
The St. Ixjuis health officers have lie
gun to inspect emigrants arriving in the
.Iii-t before it adjourned the Illinois
legislature passed a very radical anti
trust bill.
Thirty-two sites are ollered for the
new Philadelphia mint at prices ranging
from $1 to $0U0,XI0.
A telephone line .'',500 miles long is
planned in Canada to connect Halifax
with Vancouver,
Dr. Krnest Mart, the London sanitary
expert, says that Chicago's water is bad
and may cause trouble.
The w omen of Kansas, who are to open
their campaign for sull'rage in September
next, are already ulield.
A plot of ground was sold in Chicago
the other day for $400,000, which was
purchased in lH5i for $8,500.
nutwood, Mich., has such an epidemic
of typhoid fever that the public build
ings have been made hospitals.
Ry a recent order of the authorities of
Carthage, III., courting has lieen forbid
den in the public parks of that place.
(ieorge Vanderbilt has purchased 20,
000 acres of land in North Carolina,
w ith a view of making it a game pre
serve. Lieutenant- iovcrnor Percy Daniels,
Populist, of Kansas has a scheme by
which no one will be taxed but million
aires. A New York printer has been sen
tenced to a year in State Priso and
lined $1,000 for printing green-goods
The big Chicago telescope w ill be ap
proximately til feet long and 4 feet in
diameter, and the dome will be 70 feet
in diameter.
The Kansas Railroad Commissioners
are going to compel u wholesale reform
in freight charges on the part of the
roads in that State.
It is claimed that there is now due the
government in royalties for coal mined
on government funds in Kansas from
$500,000 to $WO,000.
The widow of one of the Italians
lynched at New Orleans tried to bring
suit as an alien, but the courts decided
that she w as an American.
Southern papers sav that the machine
cotton-picker is a success, and that in
many districts that commodity can now
lie raised at a cost of 2la cents a pound.
A company has just been formed in
Oklahoma to' develop the immense beds
of asphaltutn recently discovered near
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saw reservation.
The World's Labor Congress at
Chicago, August 20 to September 4, will
conclude with what is proposed to be
the greatest labor demonstration ever
seen in America.
Charles T. Yerkes, the Chicago cable
railway magnate, has commenced the
building of a brownstone mansion which
is to cost $1,500,000. Mrs. Yerkes' room
is to cost $;S0,000.
The Berry trust law in Illinois, it is
stated, will enable the Attorney-General
to break up the passenger and freight
associations now controlling and lixing
rates to and from Chicago.
Secretary Carlisle has issued a circular
requesting' Collectors of Customs to ex
ercise more care in the selection of sub
ordinates. This notice has been called
forth by the Puget Sound scandal.
The rain-making experiments in Kan
sas have resulted in the death of a
Captain of the Kansas National Guard
and tho serious injury of two men
through the bursting, of the cannon
employed in the experiments.
"Victory" monument designed by
Casper Buberl, which is to be erected
bv the State of New York to her dead
heroes on the battle field of Gettysburg,
measures from base to top 96 feet. The
figure is 13 feet t) inches high.
" Brother" Pay, the colored successor
of Father Mollinger at rittsburg, is said
to be performing miracles in the way of
cures equal to those claimed to have
been performed by fattier Mollinger.
Dav is a full-blooded negro, but his
auditors are nearly all white. The cures
are mostly by faith.
An underground electrical railway
svstem, which was successfully tried at
Coney Island recently, and which, it is
claimed, can be operated at less cost
than the trolley, is further said to be
"free from the objectionable overhead
wire and the attending danger to life
A. W. Glover of Windsor Locks, Wis.,
claims to have discovered in the founda
tions of an old foundry a stone covered
with hieroglyphics, supposed to be of
Indian origin, tliougn no one versed in
Indian lore can decipner tiiem.
Thirty million dollars worth of ready
made clothing is produced in Paris
Coal that is sold for HO rents a ton is
mined in large quantities in Ix:banon
county, Pa.
New York has a population of work
ing women reaching in round figures to
aliout .'500,000.
Another lionanza lsb) of silver with
ore worth $.'1,000,000 in sight is reported
at Chihuahua,
Steps have been taken for a general
reduction in the force of employes of the
Baltimore and Ohio railroad.
Last year only 4,i:!:!,000 hogs were
killed in the West for parking the low
est figures in twenty-two years.
In Great Britain the daily rost of a
la!)rcr's fid is 45 per rent of his wages;
in the United States ,'i.'5 per cent.
Thirty firms in Pittsburg each do a
business of over $1,0I0, 000 a year, Car
negie leading with nearly $10,000,000.
In Manchuria dogs are raised for their
skins. A fairly prosperous Manchurian
dog farmer w ill own a thousand or more
German v has one postofficc to every
1,774 inhabitants. In proportion to jsjp
ulation the United States has twice as
There are sixty-four steamers doing
excursion business out of Chicago this
summer, but so far none has made ex
penses. According to Bradstreet's the income
of American life insurance companies
rose from $0,450,000 in 1H01 to $1011,000,-
000 in 1885.
B. W. Jones, Secretary of the South
Georgia Pear Growers' Association, says
the yield in that section this year w ill
be over 20,000 barrels.
An Knglish watchmaker exhibits an
engine of 122 distinct pieces (not includ
ing thirtv-three twits and screws) which
could be hidden in a lady's thimble.
A new cigarette machine has been in
vented by a man in Winston, N'.C.that,
it is said, will feed, roll, paste and make
10,0)K) perfect cigarettes in ten hours.
An electrically driven rotary planer
that is operated like a lawn mower is
used in some of the ship yards in Glas
gow for smoothing the decks of vessels.
And now comes a project to build a
six-track railroad on the viaduct plan
from .New lork city forty miles north,
to cost $:!5,500,000, right of wav $75,000,-
A society of ladies is forming in Lon
don for the adoption of day servants,
who w ill come into the house bv the dav
only and return at night to their own
In Bengal, India, there are three har
vests reaped every year; peas and oil
seeds in April, the early rice crop in
September and tlie great rice crop in
Most of the transportation in Havana,
Cuba, is furnished by little horses
bitched to a victoria. There are 3,000
of those rigs in that city and but one
horse-car line.
In the central part of the State of New
York over 15,000 people are engaged in
the cultivation of more than 20,000 acres
of grapes, which produce annually from
40,000 to 50,000 tons.
In its manufacture the knife is han
dled by seventy dill'erent artisans from
the moment tlie blade is lorged until the
instrument is finished and smoothly
wrapped up for the market.
Practically all cheap paper is which
wholly or in part from wood pulp which
comes from the forests of Maine, the
Adirondacks and Pennsylvania. Wood
pulp was first made from poplar trees
altogether, but spruce makes a stronger
and better stock.
Tho Czar has sent as a present to the
Pope two superb vases, each eight feet
in height, with pedestals of jasper.
William Waldorf Astor has been
elected a member of the Marlborough
Club of London on the proposal of the
Prince of ales.
Dr. Dele van Bloodgood, U. S. N., who
became widely known on account of his
striking resemblance to the late James
G. Blaine, is to be retired in August.
Mrs. Proctor, widow of the late Rich
ard A. Proctor, the famous astronomer,
and the principal assistant in his profes
sional work, has been appointed curator
of tho Proctor University at San Diego,
Captain Soufilot, who died in Faris
the other day, was the nephew of the
architect who" built the Pantheon, and
enlisted in 1810 at the age of 17. He
was made a commander of the Legion oj
Honor last year.
Charles W. Dayton, the new postmas
ter nf Xnt York, is th nrineinal owner
of the Harlem Reporter, a society jour
nal. He is also what is more impor
tanta member of Tammany and an
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intimate menu, oi cecrei-ary i.aiiioin.
Prof. T. K. Cheyne, the eminent Bib
lical scholar of Oxford, has the sight of
only one eye, and he cannot use that ex
cept in natural light. And yet he has
written a large number of books requir
ing an immense amount of original in
vestigation. It is not generally known that a
brother survives Edwin Booth. He is
Dr. Joseph A. Booth, who was born in
Baltimore and studied medicine at the
South Carolina Medical College at
Charleston. He is at present practicing
his profession and lecturing on surgery
in New York.
Wee Hun Tenk, the rich Arizona mi
ner, has sold out his interests in that
Territory, and is going to South Africa.
Three years ago this enterprising China
man was cook in a mining camp ; now
he is a millionaire and the husband of
an American wife.
Revenue Returns of New South
Wales for May.
The Accomplice of the Notorious
Murderer Eyraud Receiving
Ofl'erH of Marriage.
The Thames river is at tho lowest
ever known.
Cholera lias appeared among the pil
grims at Jeddah.
The present British Parliament has
among its members sixteen brewers.
English holders of Argentine bonds
have accepted the Rothschilds' compro
mise. A German physician has revived the
apple treatment for the cure of in
ebriates, A postal reform under the manage
ment of Europeans is to be inaugurated
in India.
Consul-General Collins at London is
alert in trying to prevent the importa
tion of cholera.
The scarlet fever epidemic of last
winter in London has revived with in
creased virulence.
The town of Schneidmehul, Posen,
Germany, is slowly sinking into the
workings of a colliery.
The London City Council want to
spend $3,750,000 on new buildings for
their official occupancy.
The French government will ask the
Deputies for a loan of $1,000,000 to help
drought-stricken farmers.
The Berlin correspondents of the
IiOndon News and London Standard say
the army bill will surely be passed.
Germany is looking for Russia to open
a commercial war against her, owing to
the failure recently of a proposed com
mercial treaty.
Herr Liebknecht, the Social Demo
cratic leader of Germany, favors a mi
litia system in place of the present
standing army.
A number of German army officers
are to visit the United States for the
purpose of studying the immense sys
tem of railways.
French paupers are provided for by
the funds arising from a 10 per cent tax
on theater tickets. The tax averages
$10,500,000 a year.
Three lots on the corner of Oxford
street and Oxford circus, London.brought
at auction the other day a price equal to
$llo a square toot.
The Czar has officially thanked the
Commissioners who negotiated the
extradition treaty between Russia and
the Lnited States.
The Queen has decided that there
shall be ten bridesmaids at the roval
wedding, and that they shall all be her
own grandchildren.
, A new cruiser to be called Minerva
and to cost $2,000,000 is to be built for
the British navy, and its construction
will be begun at once.
The attention of the British House of
Lords has been directed to the increas
ing danger of navigation in the Red Sea,
owing to the absence of lights.
On many of the railways in Germany
the practice of starting locomotive fires
with gas instead of wood has been
adopted, and proves economical
H. L. WTilliams, United States In
spector of Emigrants at Liverpool, is
being denounced in the local press for
the undue severity of his methods.
The London Times savs there are
fresh rumors of trade failures in Aus
tralasia and the banks there do not
want to send gold back to England.
Mrs. Langtry and the Duchess of
Montrose have joined John Strange
Winter's No Crinoline League. The
league now numbers 11,000 members.
Sixty-thousand Italian ladies, led by
the flower of the aristocracy of Rome, are
petitioning the Chamber against divorce,
which they contend is an onset against
Endeavors are being made to realize
the contemplated Scandinavian exhibi
tion, which lias been discussed a good
deal the last year or two, in Stockholm
in tlie year 1800.
Only four prominent Australian banks
are solvent at the present time, and in
the failure of the fourteen or more
banks in that country England lost
about $130,000,000.
There have been set on foot in Glas
gow an association for the protection of
uninsured depositors in Australian
banks, and one for the protection of
insured depositors.
The revenue returns of New South
Wales for May show a decrease of 120,-
000 as compared with May, 1802. Cus
toms returns for May fell off 50,000,
and railway receips 30,000.
An experimental boring made by the
n : ; i. , t.!i : l-
carried to the depth of a mile and
quarter, and is stul progressing.
The plague of locusts in Algeria is so
phenomenal that a moving train was
recently delayed for two hours, the
engine being powerless to drag the car
riages through the bed ot insects.
The Chinese government appears to
be awakening to the fact that the rapid
increase in the sale of Indian teas in
Europe may be due in part to causes for
which the Cmnese growers are respon
si ble.
At a flri'am wla-n ninlit la dons.
An a shallow Ilccn tlie tain,
An a !iip whose white sails skim
Over the horizon dim.
An a life complete of days
Vanlshoth from mortal ways,
An a hope thai pales to fear
In the dying of the year.
An the first Kold shaft of ll(ht
fchlver through the wreck of night,
An the thrill and stir that bring
Promise of the budding upriiiK,
An new thoaichtaof life that ris
Mirrored In a nick man's eyes.
An utranice Joy to hearts forlorn
(so another year is born.
Olad or ad. a dwindling span
Is tho little life of man.
Ixive and hope and work, and tar
Kly before the .''jln yars.
Yet shall tremulous hearts grow bold
All the story Is not told
i or around us as a sea
fipreada God's great eternity.
Christian Burke.
Ra Took Too .Muc h.
One day a tmart younjr fellow with
shiny shoes, a new hat and checker board
trousers boarded a street car in a west
ern city, and stepped to the front plat
form. He pulled out a twist of paper
and lighted it, and began puffing a con
centrated essence of vile odors into the
faces of those who were obliged to ride
npon the platform if they rode at all.
One, a plain old farmer, couldn't stand
it, and stepped off to wait for the next
When he reached the station the young
fellow was there before him, and it hap
pened that the two met at the restan
tant counter.
"Got any sandwiches!" called ths
young man to the waiter. "Here, gimme
one, and he tossed out a nickel, ana
then proceeded to pick up and pull apart
every one of the half dozen sandwiches
on the plate before he found one to suit
The farmer, who had been waiting
for his turn, drew back in disgust. Fi
nally he found something which the fin
gers of another had not fouled, and
presently followed the lond young man
to the car. He fonnd i vj; y seat occu
pied, including the half of one on which
were piled the young mans gripsack
and overcat.
"Is this seat taken?' he ventured to
"Seat's engaged," was the curt an
swer, with a look meant to squelch the
old farmer, who went into the smoking
That afternoon the same young man
walked into the office of the governor of
the state, armed with recommendations
and indorsements, an applicant for a po
sition under the state government. He
was confronted by the same plain old
fanner, who recognized his traveling
companion of the morning without any
Glancing over his papers, the governor
said, "H m, yes; you want me to ap
point you to so-and-so. If I should, 1
guess I might as well write my own res
ignation at the same time."
"WTh why so?" stammered the young
"Because I saw you pay for a street
car ride this morning and you took the
platform of the car. You bought a sand
wich and spoiled the plateful. You paid
for a seat in the train and took nine.
too, and if I should give you this place,
how do I know that you would not take
the whole administration?" Youth'g
Be Would Not Smoke.
The Sardinian peasants are fond of a
joke, if their jokes are not always of the
keenest. Here ia a story, modern at
least in its present form, of the taming
of a shrew. It is entitled "The Girl Who
Did Not Like Smoke:"
There was once a priest who had a
niece who was resolved not to marry.
Often she was asked, but she would not
listen, for she had got it into her head
that she would not have a man who
smoked. Finally a young fellow came
and asked for her hand. Her uncle said
to him, "Do you smoke?" Yes, sir, he
replied. "Then my niece will refuse
you, for she will not have any one who
smokes." But the suitor said: "Is that
all? I'll let the smoking alone." The
uncle called his niece. She said yes,
and they were married.
In the evening of the day they were
married the bridegroom, without saying
a syllable to his wife, went off to bed
and was soon fast asleep. And in the
same way every day when he came home
he never spoke, but went straight to bed
without taking any notice of her. She
thought this conduct strange, and began
to fret and pine. Her uncle said to her
one day: "What is the matter that you
are always sad? Does he ill treat you?"
"No, he doesn't ill treat me; but when
he comes home at night he never speaks,
but goes to bed and sleeps. In fact, when
he is in the house he never utters a word
to me."
Then the uncle spoke to the husband:
"What is the matter, my son? Are you
not satisfied with my niece?" "Oh, yes,
uncle," answered he, "but somehow,
when I don't smoke, I cannot keep my
eyes open."
When the old man repeated this to
the bride 6he said, "If that's it he shall
smoke." And from that time she was
never satisfied when he had the pipe out
of his mouth. Gentleman's Magazine.
Crossing Tehuantepec.
The Tehuantepec railway in Mexico,
which will connect the gulf with the Pacific
coast, is nea-ly completed. It is expected
that the Pacific Mail Steamship company
will use this line for transshipment across
the isthmus.