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HOOD RIVER, OREGON, SATURDAY. JULY 22, 1893.
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S.'ni! Si., nrnr Oak. Hum! Kl,r, Or.
Shaving Hiul I Inir i iitl ing nrally don.
Sul infix turn (iiaiantoeil.
1 1.1 KNTAL NEWS.
An English syndicate has Ixatlil the
oiilliil mine ill llarqila I lulu, A. 'I'.,
UN mi.' , I, i ii Mi.iii ii i fur it. It is it wry rii li
With llir a-ignincfit iih commandant
of the Marc -land navy yard Captain
Ml l 1 . 1 H 1 received hlH promotion to till
l.lhi, 1 1 f 'iiIiiiiiii dole.
I In- tanners at Stockton have coaned
pickling hides, Tiny claim H cents
i i .i i 1 lv tin' l-jti'iH in too high, iiml
I'U iiir-- ill nut In- resumed until tin
prii e in low civil.
I!i'' sealer Favorite hit arrived lit
Vh t. it i t ii.iin tin- hi ft coast w itli acute h
f I .out .-,!,.. Sim also brought (In
1 1 1 n in I ill a ti 1 M .t r i n m catch of 1.17D
lllld Miii Ic-pcctivcly.
.Nui .li..i';;:ii grain dealers r.ri' tillering
to buy the new crop and loaning ti'i to
f M M-r tun mi stored wheal lit Mocktoll
siio.t mi; H t -1 1 1 r i inniit inn ot money
ln;tt t .-t -. All w In-lit i inning ill in being
Moli 'I. mm prices lire too low
Tin- M .! 1 1 1 1 1 n it h mini- in i'iniil roiintv,
A. T., one ut the liiust gold mines ill tilt'
Territory, has chut dow u until a now
hi in 1 1 i'. in in' driven, it cave iii tin" iii i no
fuiui' t inn' itui , rendering it. dillioult to
work a wi ll a" unprolital
"-ix Illia-UICIliellts Ulllili' by Fred (i.
J ' 1 1 1 1 1 1 i in r ut tin' height of Mount Pain
l. T -hmi it to he from 1 l.'.MH) to 15,100
fi-i't high. Mount Whitney, h icli in
credited '.Mth being tin; highest iiioimt
inn in thr I nilcd Mutes, is 1 l.H'.lS ft't't
Judge Catlin at Surninii'iito has ill
tided tin- long-pending ease tif V. .1.
(iivoiv -. .1. ,1. Snicker, i uvul viiiLf tli
right tu tin' manufacture and sale of a
patent medicine, judgment beingaward
cd plain' ill. Tin' case bus lit-fii pending
lor IIIIIO Wills.
The San Pedro Lumber Company has
secured at I .os Angeles ti judgment
against Merrick llcvnolds, their former
manager, for $110,000, Reynolds was
charged with neglect rttul finiMitin tin
fa I.-1 tn'at inn of tin- loiiipiiny'M InHikH,
" (ii'itili'iiifii ilt'Hiriiig to ontiT thin
t-oiii t room w ill jilfaco It'avo their gtum
in tin- t In k h ollu't'. .ii ii iiru tin
woiiIm in iiin iiiiu K ii'ttt-TH iirmtrd on u
phnaul huii oittnidi! of thu door uf
.Indue 1 Ii5;ik'.-i courtroom at KroHiio,
whi-ie the trial uf Ni'iith for the murder
of MeW'hirter is niiii n.
In the haheas t'oriiiiH'ease of Captain
Wiav of the Salvation A cm v nt San Josu
Jud-e I. origan declared tho ordiiiaiicu
which piohiliited the Salvation Army
from parading on the HtreetH in pre-Ht-rilied
huiindarieM uncoiiMitutioiiitl, and
ordered that thedefelidiwit lie tliMeliarj;etl.
An in.-ect discovert'd liy J. K. Sliepurd
of Zemi, Or., was found io In- ilevourinu!
the nivi'ii and woolly aphiH in liin or
chard. 1'iof. 1'. I.. Washington, ento
liuili ijit-t .of the Oregon agritmltiiral cx
jieiiineiit station, my the in-cct is )o
dalii usc es, and that it is no uncom
mon tiling for memliers of this family
to Iced on snildiodied insects. The spe
cies of podahrus have also made a good
record as aphis-caters in Oregon. They
never seem, however, to hecouie. numer
ous enough to catch up with the aphis.
(ieorge L Hichardson ha lieen found
guilty of an attempt to wreck tlieSouth
ern 1'acilic train near irain, Or. This
is the ca-e where a train was Mopped by
Kiclianlson, w ho held a torch, and whose
, f yi every appearance indicated that he hail
been' injured, lie claimed he had dis
covered robbers tearing up tho track,
and (bat they had beaten and Mahbed
him and left him for dead, but lie recov
ered in time to save the train. Ho wiih
much of for aw bile, but the evidence made,
was such that be was charged with tho
.attempted crime of traiu-'wrecking with
the above result. IIin sentence ia eight
yearn in the State prison.
John V. Flood, ex-cashier of the Don-oboe-Kelly
I'.anking Company, convicted
of embezzling sfltl-l.OtlO from that insti
tution, has been granted a new trial
at San Francisco. Judge Sea-well grant
ed the new trial on the grounds that the
eonrt erred in a portion of its charge to
the jury, and that the prosecution did
not receive a very essential point. It
wan proved that I'ebruarv 15 the books
of the bank showed no Miortage. Now,
between that time ami April 4, the time
of the diseoverv of the defalcation, there
wan no proof, of what had become of the
money. There was no evidence as to
now it came in or how it was paid out.
Oeiiora! 15.irnes.of counsel for prosecu
tion says this proof is next to an impos
Hibitity", and that the. decision practically
amounts to an acquittal. Flood was re
leased on $5,000 bail. He iimiietliato.lv
went to his residence, ami denied himself
to all visitors. It is understood his at
torneys have enjoined absolute reticence.
William C. Todd, who n cenllv unw
lf50,00O tt I tin lioHlon public, library to
Hiipport a newspaper reading room, is 70
years n. ami a graduate of Dartmouth
in the class ol 1H I I.
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.'nr. Minie .injure, who Iiiih the repu
talion of being the only woman I'tesi
dent, of a national bank (Mount, I'leas
ant, lex,), IM described as a dark-eom
I'lexloiied woman, with peculiarly brill
utni eyes ami hoii voice ami gentle mm,
liobert llui'lutnaii appears to be turn
mg pessimist. llesayHof literature that
H ih one ol the least ennobling of tin
proiesHioiiH, ami tiial lie lias "not mi
one ) ii. 1 1 v 1. 1 nit I who has not deterior
ateii morally bv the pursuit of litcnm
Kx-iiovrrnor N. S. Cerrv of Cristol
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ii., woo, ii ne lives, will lie W vears
oiil on N pteiiilicr I next, is well and act
ive. llis intellect coutiniii-H strong and
clear. He reads and writes dailv, and
Keeps limy iu.-tci upon all of (h
r I in J r
lain iM'curreiices of the day.
.i limes w liitcouili Kiley mVH that com-
posllioii in a seven' matter with him.
He makes so many false starts, corn-e-
lions and erasures that be is ashamed to
let anv one see Ins work until it, is re
''opied. II od- stly say-that he isn't
at all proud of it even then.
The chief of the interpreters ut tin
World's Fair, Charles A. Carry, is ma--i...
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mi oi pun in language, lie is rresl-
ileiit, ot the ( oliimbia International As
social ion of Interpreters, the mi-m
hers ol w hu h ale eiuploved by exhibitors
to talk to visitors in their own language.
Miss Winnie Davis, daughter of Jef-
lersou Davis, is in Chicago to see the
World's Fair as the guest of Mrs. Sloet,-vii-b
of New York. It i noted a a co
incidence (hat Mr. Philip II. Sheridan
iH visiting Chicago at the Mime time, and
that her hotel is only two blocks awav
Ironi .Miss Davis . It is the intention of
their friends that the two women shall
(ieiieral Avcrill, whose cavalry divi
sion was linn. uis during the war, is now
inspector of the national soldiers' homes.
He was wounded three times during the
rebellion, but remained at the front un
til the end. llis famous raid on Img
st reel was one of the master strokes of
the war, and received due recognition.
When Couth was playing " Kichard "
in Chicago in 1H71 a mentally unbal
anced spectator named iray shot at the
actor tw ice from the gallerv. hie of the
bullets Mr. Month secured, and had it
set in a gold cartridge, upon which he
bad engraved the words: " From Mark
tirayto Fdwin Month, April L'.'t, 1H70."
This grim reminder he alw ays preserved.
(ieiieral i-oiigstrcct lives in what isde-
scriiieii as wlnte-pine liamlliox of a
house" near the ruins of bis fine old
mansion in Central (ieoriria. which was
timed a few vears ago. The house
he now occupies faces the Clue Mount
ains, and commands a view of unsur
passed beauty. The Confederate veteran
is now 12 vears old and a man of witri-
The Duke of York and the Princess
May are going to set an example to
voting couples starting in life. The roval
pair w ill keep bouse in a little cottage at
Sandriugham, which contains besides
three bedrooms only two small sittint!
rooms ami a study or ollice for the use of
the Duke. It is simplv litted up with
light and inexpensive furniture, and is
altogether a very modest dwelling.
Jesse M. Sparks of Tennessee has been
appointed I onsul at riedras Negras,
.Mexico, ami thereby hangs a tale. Dur
ing President Cleveland's lirst adminis
tration Major Sparks sent to the execu
tive maiiiion three opossums, fat and
toothsome, from the 'I ennessee mount
ains, lhe President, never forttot the
ift, and when Major Sparks was in
ashmgton last spring Mr. Cleveland
asked if the Tennesseean wouldn't like
to be a Consul. The reply was in the
atlirmative, and the apiHiintment fo
lowed. The opossums did the business.
The largest piece of eoiiper ever taken
out ot the Michigan Coper l'eiiinsula
woignod anout nine tons.
ustricn-iaming is a very nrolttatile m-
lustry in Africa, where it is comimted
there are over imi,000 tame birds.
The value of tho Western cattle is es
timated at $2,000,000,000, or live times
that of all the cattle in Australia.
Diamond-cutters in Holland have suc
oedod in cutting stones so small that it
lakes 1,500 of them to weigh a karat.
The highest rate of discount ever es
tiiblishod by the Bank of England was
10 per cent on Hay 11, 18(ki, during a
J lie narrowest-gauge railroad now in
use is one ot twenty inches in JNortli
Carolina, built last year for transporting
A million dollars in gold coin will
weigh !i,(W5.8 pounds, and a million (hil
ars in stiver coin will weigli 58,!)L'li.t
laska produced yi.uou.uuu in gold last
voar and caiiiornia fiz.uuu.uuu. The
gold product of the United States was
The farm land of tho State of Kansas
produced twice as much in value last
ear as all the gold anil silver mines in
the United States.
Nothing is wasted in China. The
stones of various fruits and the shells of
nuts are cleaned, dried and carved into
ornaments of the most graceful kind.
It is said to cost loss to send the prod
uct of an acre of wheat from Dakota to
England than it does to manure an acre
of land in England so that it can grow
New Bedford can easily afford to stop
atchinc whales, for according to the
latest statistics she is among New Eng
land cities second only to Fall Rivor in
The Report oil Conditions
the Various' Crops.
DKSTni 'TI0.N IN WKST KANSAS.
Outcome of tlm Weather Ilureaii
IiiveHligatioii at Washing
ton The. Mississippi.
I.i.zie Cordon ha been invited by the
i lobe-Democrat to lecture..
The work of overhauling the halls of
Congress is being pushed rapidly.
Toronto is wrestling with the iiuestion
of running-street cars on Sunday,
b'lidville, Col., is filling up with idle
men, owing to tin; shutting down of the
-erious charges of discrimination have
been tiled against a number of roads en
tering Chicago by local merchants.
Cv using cotton-picking machines a
crop can now bo raided in some districts
of the South at a cost of cents a
.Near alecitos, lex., the Hangers and
l band of Mexican borsethieves bad a
light, and Captain Jones of the Hangers
There is destitution in part of Kan
sas. I lie w In-at crop is a failure in Jargt
sections. 1 he Legislature may be callt
in extra session.
t iiiiieiess immigrants landing in .New
York sometimes are bunkoed into tin
xt hangt! of good European money for
i-cretary of State I.esueur is receiving
oin planus ironi an over .Missouri re
gardnig combinations ot insurance
agents to put up rates
( iovernors w ill be elected next Novem
ber in Ohio. Iowa. Massachusetts and
Virginia. The contests in Ohio and Iowa
w ill be the most interesting of them all.
Tin other day workmen in an old houst
in rhiladclphia, at one time occupied by
William Peiin, discovered a lot of an
ient coin and English bank notes hid-
len under the flooring.
lhe receipts of the government for the
,-ear aggregated !f::.S5,KK),(M(, while the
xpenditures will foot up t.'tSlt.OOO.OOO
leaving a surplus of receipts above ex
penditures ol fU.nou.iHUi.
I tie l'opariment ot Agriculture is
about to introduce calla-lilv root as a
vegetable. In appearance the root re-
seiuiiles an Irish potato; it is easily
propagated and palatable.
The banks at Independence. Kan..
have arranged a series of electrical alarm
bells, which are placed in dilterent por
tions of the business part of the citv
The town is now fully prepared for roit-
A suit has been instituted at New York
against Senator Suture of the State of
W ashmgton to recover $2,000,000, which,
it is claimed, the Senator owes the
plaint ill's for lands sold and which be
longed to them.
The outcome of the weather-bureau
investigation at Washington is the ex
oneration of Prof. Harrington and the
dismissal of McLaughlin, chief of the
executive division, who preferred tho
charges on w hich the investigation was
The new military order signed by the
President aliolishes the Department of
Arizona, and places Arizona, New Mex
ico, Utah and Colorado in the new de-
iiartmont. California is restored to the
tepartment of California, with head
quarters at San Francisco.
The abolition of Feed distribution
through members of Congress and the
charging of the cost of meat inspection
upon the packers are likely to be two of
the leading recommendations in the an
nual report of Secretary Morton of the
Department of Agriculture.
The United Slates makes a very dis
couraging showing for this year's crop of
cotton. It is already certain that the
crop has been badly damaged by unfa
vorable weather during tho past six
weeks; that it has got a poor start; that
it is being injured by insects and disease
and cannot amount to an average yield.
More serious Mill is the prospect that
further adverse weather, which may
fairly be expected at this season, catch
ing the belated crop in its present con
dition, will reduce the yield still further.
A few sections, as Florida and Louisiana,
seem to have been exempted to the me
teorological fate that has overtaken the
tho cotton crop generally, but they are
not extensive enough to make any" ma
terial diU'erenoe in the crop as a whole.
Acting Secretary Hamlin has instruct
ed Collectors of Customs in order that
the department may be fully advised
concerning tne admission of Chinese
persons into the United States to pre
pare and forward to the department a
statement showing the number of Chi
nese persons admitted bv them from
January 1 to June 30, 180l, and the rea
sons ; the number to whom admission
was refused and the reasons; tho num
ber permitted to land for transit to an
other port for exit from tho United
States. The Collectors are also directed
to make a weekly report of the Chinese
persons seeking admission into the
United States, through giving names.
description, occupation and place of des
tination in the United States, of those
admitted and the evidence upon which
such action was based, and also the
names and description and the occupa
tion of thofo to whom admission was re
fused and the reasons for such refusal :
also the names, occupation and a de
scription of such persons permitted to
land for transit through the United
FROM WASHINGTON CITY.
Alfred P. Swim-ford of Wisconsin, who
served as Coventor of Alaska durini
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v.evciaii. M loru.er !eri, has heen ap-
pointed inspector of the Surveyor-Con-
erai ami oisinci land olhces.
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The first move when the extra session
meets.it is said, will be a joint resold
tion authorizing tlm Secretary of the
Treasury to suspend the purchase of sil
ver for thirty or sixty days and then let
the tight comt! on the main (mention of
repeal. It is said the silver men will
agree in order to gain time for organiza
1 be opinion is held bv a number of
Congressmen that tho extra session w
noi ne lengthy, and that financial mat
tors alone will engage its attention.
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r. neen-r oi .Manama Haul : l see
no reason why the country should b(
oiinteneii nv a long tiresome session,
w ith attcni'ant debate ami set speeches
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i in- i rehiueni nits called iiiem tot?et her
by reason of the gravity of the money
(piestion, and that alone. Then? are nu
morons l ongressinen who behove it
would be wise for Congress as soon as it
organizes to pass a reso ution lmviiii the
l resident authority to suspend the pur
ciiase act or in ai wun ii as no may deem
best. ( (ingress could then
once. in n convened in regular ses-ion
in December the financial condition
could be dealt With mte li'Ont v ami
w lib deliberation and in the light of tin
result of four months' work under the
policy the President might under the res
n bile members of Congress ami lead-
is in linancil matters an: discussing
various plans by which tho present situ
ation can be relieved, the otln iaH of tin
treasury Department arcnuiotlv tirennr
ing the statistics and histories ol finan
cial transactions for the benefit of tin
administration to guide it in its own
view s oi uic vuai stliijcet. everal plans
boon suggested to Secretary Car-
nsie. Among mem is one which con
templates an entire change in the money
system of the United States. In short,
the plan is to pus a specie resumption
act, redeeming the various forms of
money now used in the country and is
suing instead United States Treasury
notes, whoso value shall always betixed.
There are at present nine different forms
of money in circulation, and the fact of
wide diiforeiiee between the value of
gold and silver coins, while they are the
oretically of a parity, is one of the causes
which has suggested the plan proposed
The national banks during the past two
months have increased their circulation
nearly !r7,0o0,000, an order for new cir
culation io tne amount oi r-, t ,000 Hav
ing been received so far this month bv
The President has signet! an order re
organizing the military Department of
iiii.uiia miner me name oi ine uepari-
ineiit of Colorado, with headquarters at
Denver. The Department of Arizona
consisted of the Territories of Now Mex
ico and Arizona and that portion of Cal-
liornia south ol the .Joth parallel, lhe
now order abolishes the Department of
Arizona, ana places Arizona, .New .Mex
ico, Utah and (. dorado in the new dis
trict. California is restored to the De
partment of California, with headquar
ters at San Francisco. This change has
boon urged bv tho military authorities
for a year past. The headquarters of the
Department of Arizona wore at Los An
geles, placing Oeneral MoCook, com
manding the department, at the extreme
western part of his department. This
caused great delay in communicating
with army headquarters at ashmgton.
as all matters in his section were sent to
him and bv him to Washington. With
headquarters at Denver he will be at the
extreme east of the department and in
the closest communication with Hash
ington. This, it is believed, will effect
economy in time and money and greatly
iaciutate me disbursement of supplies
and ammunition. Oeneral .McCook will
command the new department
Ivan Levitte and Legare Rabinovitz,
representing the Russian Silversmith
Company ol Moscow, who had charge of
an exhibit in the manufactures building,
have been arrested and charged with
selling exhibits on which no duty had
been paid. They admitted their offense,
and were hold to the grand jury. Tho
government will prosecute the men and
all similar cases heroalter.
Tho legal objections advanced against
est l oint cadets going to the orld's
1-air have been overcome, and acting
tH'cretary O rant sent the necessary in
structions to uoionei l'.rnst, superin
tendent of the Military Academy, for
the trip. The cadets will leave West
Point August 17 and remain at Chicago
ton davs. lhev will be encamped in
jacKsou i ark during their stav.
The finances of the exposition are fast
assuming a more satislactorv condition,
and the city of Chicago is becoming truly
great for ttie large number of visitors
from abroad. An evening paper esti
mates that in the period embraced within
tho last 120 davs of ttio lair a sum rang
ing from $120,000,000 to $150,000,000 will
be brought into Chicago by visitors and
Mrs. Alice Houghton, the Lady Man
ager from Washington, has been in a
much-tlustered state since she got back
to the World's Fair. It will be remem
bered that $5,000 was appropriated for
the woman's department. Mrs. Hough
ton has spent about $1,500 of this, and
now for no reason that can be learned
the Board of Lady Managers has refused
to forward her any more. She had not
even enough to pav the scrub woman
who condescends to holy-stone the floor
of her department. Mrs. Houghton has
had several conferences with Dr. Cai
houn over the matter, but the Executive
Commissioner is too shrewd to mix him
self up in any of tho troubles of the Ia-
dies, and so the matter remains in statu
quo. About $900 was lost of the ladies'
fund in tho failure of the World's Fair
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and Hooks Seized.
THE UKEWKKS IN BELGIUM
liaron Hirsch Preparing- to Make a
Visit to the Argentine Re
Horseflesh is dearer than beef or mut
ton in Paris.
An elevated electric railway is to u
built in Merlin.
Nightingales have been especially nu-
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ni'Tuiis in r.ugiann mis vear.
I ho only European sovereign older
than v ictona is the King of Denmark
A lady in Copenhagen has boon offici-
a"j' r'-gistortd a a carpenter and joiner.
An epidemic of typhus fever prevails
anion); i in; runners OI U10 .MUIUCIl gar
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It is a matter of common occurrence
in England nowadays for an auctioneer
to roll a castle or an abbey.
Scandals in French polities are beooin
ing so numerous that I'ans reporters
nave ceased investigating them.
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I he Prince of W ales has resumed his
oflice of Captain-Oem-riil and Colonel of
the Honorable Artillery Company.
A society has been formed in England
to discourage vandal advertising because
oi us ueiaceinent ol natural scenery.
The principal orange growers in Kaf-
fraria complain that the fruit is poor
ooiu in quantity ana quality this .season
Mrewers in Belgium, where thtre are
eighty-nine breweries, are reported to be
naving an exceptionally prosDeruns ne
A drastic measure for the regulation
and restriction of foreign immigration is
noiore me Jegisiature of .New .South
novel insurance company has been
started in France, with the object of
supplying gins wun dowries when they
The Queen's appointment of the Duke
of Edinburgh as Admiral of the fleets is
not received with acclamation by the
The Turks are now watering the land
in Thossaly with holy water from Mecca
in order, as they suppose, to keep down
me plague oi mice
India has shipped to Europe since
April 1 7,400,000 bushels of wheat.
against 10,400,000 bushels in the corre
sponding time last year.
Some members of London's smart set
are attempting by force of example to
revive the wearing-of knee breeches as a
fashion of evening dress.
Many Anarchist newspapers, leaflets
and books have been seized in the bar
racks in Milan, Naples. Florence and
Turin within the last few davs.
A bill granting monetary assistance to
poor settlers in order to facilitate the
settling of the colonv has passed the
New South Wales Parliament.
It is stated that the Panama canal
works will be resumed at the end of
1S93, and that already 50.000.000 francs
have been raised for the purpose.
Patti is now at Craig-v-Nos Castle
studying the new opera by Sig. PizzL,
which she will produce during her tour
of the United States next winter.
It has not yet been definitely settled
that the German government w'ill have
a majority in the Reichstag, many of
itioso eiecieu reserving tneir views.
Chardonnet, an ingenious Frenchman-
has invented a process for manufactur
ing artificial silk that is said to eomnara
very favorably with the real article.
The latest man to beat Zola in a con
test for a chair in the French Academv
is Ferdinand Brunetiere. He is a pro
fessor of French literature and a literarv
It is said that the citv of Livemool.
England, possesses the largest fire en
gine in the world. It has a capacity of
from 1,5100 to 2,100 gallons of water per
A notable instance of the decline in
value of farm lands in England is in the
sale throe weeks ago of a farm in Essex
for ,4,500 which sixteen years ago
Historic homos are cheap in London..
The house of the banker and poet, Sam
uel Rogers, was withdrawn from an auc
tion sale week before last because of the
smallnoss of the bids.
No credence is attached in well-in
formed quarters at Constantinople to
the report that tho Turkish government
had decided to enforce military service
upon its Jewish subjects.
In Paris there are several women who-
mascuune doming, inese mcludo &
famous artist and several whose profes
sional duties are arduous.
The officers of the German army are
to have a new cloak, the novelty of
which lies in the fact that bv an ingeni
ous device the cloak may be'made thick
or thin. It is adapted for winter or sum
It is believed bv the engineers and of
ficials of the enterprise tlmt the Man
chester ship canal will be opaned for
traffic along its entire length from Liv
erpool to Manchester by next February
Baron Hirsch is preparing to make a
visit to the Argentine RepuMrc, where
for two years past he has beon. striving
to establish Hebrew colonies, an-d where
ho has purchased a good deal of land for
Jmr Farton' Dull Uf.
James Tarton would not do hasty
work. He was methodical, pationt, reg
ular and persistent, and in time he ha4
become so able to control his mind that
it responded to his will like the body to
ins mind, lie aid not tax himself to
work out groat feats within a short time,
or if he was hard pressed he gave him
self rest as soon as the strain was over.
He did not burn midnight oil, neither
did he resort to wine or tobacco as stim
ulants to his brain. He was one of th
most temperate men I have ever known.
He kept his faculties every day as near
as he could at their best, and life flowed
n from day to day with an evenness and
a quietness that made his home life not
only pleasant for others, but beautiful in
His habits were to breakfast about
half past 7, then to work In his garden
in the summer for an hour, and then to
shut himself in his workroom, where he
could be sure to be undisturbed until
half past 12. Then ho dined, and after
that, in his later years, took a nap. Then
he was ready for callers or visits to
friends, or for the reading which might
be required for the work of the next day.
After ta ho was usually the companion
of his family, hearing his wife or niece
read aloud some book or magazine, and
this was his daily round, unless broken
in upon, month after month, year iu and
year out. He did not often go to Boston
or New York or seek a large number of
literary acquaintances, and yet he waa
never unsocial. He was the light and
life of two clubs in Newburyport, and he
was extremely fond of a good square
talk, in which he whs fired np to his ut
most. Rev. J. IL Ward in Now Eng
What Dog Stories Lack.
Presumably a wholly satisfactory dog
story has yet to be written. It ia rather
strange that so faithful, so beloved, a
friend and companion as the dog has al
ways been to mankind should have m
little, comparatively, written about him.
When we come to consider that com
panionship and loyalty, we uro compelled
to set it down as a remarkable piece of
ingratitude upon the part of man, not to
made his friend the dog more of a figure
in the literature of fiction. Mrs. Br.r
bauld is said to have written the first dog
etory. We have never seen it. The
6tory of Rab is of course familiar to all.
Yet, however mnch of a classic it may
have come to be recognized, it is at best
fragmentary, and we must confess that
we do not share that enthusiasm which
is popularly expressed over it.
It can be taken for granted that no
body but a lover of the dog will write of
the dog. The fault that we have to find
with stories about dogs is their invari
able lack of tenderness. When the dog
comes to die, his biographer invariably
thsmisses that event with a casual "Poor
old doggy! He has gone where good dog
gies go the good old doggies' heaven."
It is as if the biographer were ashamed
to speak what his heart prompts; as if
he were controlled by that same curious,
awkward, wicked sense of pride which
makes the simple fellow feign a snicker
or a laugh during the progress of an emo
tional drama, at the very moment, too,
when a lump is in his throat and his eye
are brimful of tears. Chicago News
Record. She Got a Seat.
A very pretty girl stepped into a crowd
ed car on the College avenue line. She
belonged in the high school and wasn't
in the habit of standing up. The car was
full, but everybody else had a seat. Seven
men held down the most available ones,
and, strange to relate, not one of them
appeared to be aware that a young wom
an was compelled to stand.
The pretty girl, with a quick glance of
disgust about the car, took in the situa
tion and blushed somewhat indignantly.
She had a long distance to ride and
couldn't cling gracefully to a strap. Two
squares had been traveled when an idea
took possession of her classical mind.
Out came the miniature purse from the
embroidered silk reticule, and the little
hands fumbled among a few silver coins.
A nickel dropped to the floor and rolled
to the far end of the car. This is part of
the plan, but it is executed dexterously,
and the passengers pity her. She blushed
and murmured, "How awkward of me."
Unsteadily she started after the nickel,
but seven men intercepted the movement
and rushed to the point, as the artful
maiden dropped into a comfortable seat
with a sigh and deftly bid a roguish smile.
The 5-eent piece was tendered by a ma
who assumed her place at the strap. She
thanked him and looked all innocence.
the Question ef Food and Drink.
Fancy being confronted with the ques
tion, "What kind of food and drink do
you prefer?" and only half of a rather
narrow page in which to inscribe the an
swer. How could one answer such a
question in such a space? for one's ideas
as to food and drink vary so much with
the hours of the day. Morning, tea or
coffee very likely, with breakfast bacon
or kidneys or fried sole or plain boiled
eggs. But who wants boiled eggs and
coffee at his luncheon? Then, again, dry
champagne is generally a favorite drink
at dinner, but we do not usually care for
it at luncheon, and late at night most
tnen have a preference for whisky and
soda and would not care in the least for
Pommery or Roederer. Then a man may
have a strong liking for oysters, and also
for olives, and how is he to get in all
his opinions on these various questions of
taste as to food and drink? Exchange.