Eiver Glacier vol. HOOD UIVI5U, OIIKGON, SATURDAY. AUGUST 5, 181)3. NO. 10. Hood 2food Ivjver Slacier. rnit.iniiKii itvKiir iwTinuur mornino t . Tin Glacier Pibllsblni! Compjnj. M HH lUI'TION I'ltlCK, On var f'V iitoltlti Tin I'll IIMIIltll. H M I 0 K' t Ctn Ni.Jn THE GLACIER Barber Shop Grant Evans, Propr, "'""I'Sl. iti'Ouk. Mood Rlvnr, Or. Miitvln)-nml lluii ciittliig r.rntly tluna. Sutinfw lion (iiiKiaiituud. OCCIDENTAL NKWS. I li'iivy rains urn reported in Arizona, Hi ijinp.iliiril by washouts till 1 1 10 roads, 1 1 1 1 1 ing t ruins, Tlir Women's ChriHliiin Temperance I'liiim ul Siirntini'ii(c) in waging war on hi li' I'Ml nuii i y tn MtlnnliH. Some of the Cn iir d'Alelie Women SUV ihi'v will nut ii -k (or ii new 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 t until t In' niiiiilrv Iium free coinage of silver. H un lit I 'iirt ( (reliant, 'r., lire busy liarM-ct in); t ln ij crop on Island Huck, lln ) liuvc now i'iimi ilucn ready fur nh t j- IIH llt . 1 lie policemen of Sun Just' Imve begun nut to compel tlie Common Council to mi-" tin ir salaries an required ly tin.' Mate law . 1 he Captain of the Oregon was given a receptiuii at Antoria recent I v for his IikmIi ' mi t in Hi uh trip to and Irom San I i ain iTii, Four hundred Inilian salmon fishers on Fr.t-er river in ltritishCuluuihia have fornieil a iinioii to cecnre a raiHeof wages tin-1 fici . out tlie Japanese There in consternation among the lie puhliniu ilciks who hold government hihiations at Mart' Nhtud. There in it 1 1 1 t 1 1 1 r that they are to make way for I ii iiiiii i al ". Ninety live per cent of the orange cr.wl-if Uiversiile have entered into a i 'otiip.ii t lor mutual protection unit to hoi k in nniioii for the liect interests of the grow ITS. The reports from the Lick I Ihservatorv Hie to the ellcct that the comet, w hicli hit- l.t'ely iitlraelcd so much llttetition, ha- a com pan ion, whose tail joins that ot the original. I he l:ier.-i'le Hank, wliicli failed some time continues to receive collections from onl-tumling accounts, anil there in a general feeling that, if the bank peo jile are given tiliit', deositors will ho pui. I in full. ,s the ilavs iass, Iht" mass of evidence in the 1'isltii t Attorney's and Slit-rilf's eilices at Stockton corrolxiral ing the ,-lateiiu iit of Schllltz that lie inurilercil i, keeper near Stockton increases., ami when in its entirety it is made pub lie it will prove to I out? of the most interesting ami romantic tales in tho history ol American crime. A very rich (fold discovery about thirty miles from Sisson in the Fddy Mountain has caused much excitement. The bills lire full of prospector, and every inch of ground in the neighborhood in located. The owners of the original Htrike were poor men, but have abstracted in the neighborhood of $10,000 in gold from the quartz taken out. bis Angeles reports a cane, of faith cure which, it is stated, has astonished the people of that section. Mrs. Ada U. Wttlton, who had been an invalid for twelve vears, niost of the time bedrid den, chums that w hile on her bed she distinctly heard a voice tolling ber to arise, us her faith had made her w hole. She called for a wrap, jumped out of bed and walked into the dining room. She has had no trouble in walking since. The attention of the outsido world is being largely attraeted to the exhibits Oregon in making at the great White Cit v. Many of our Kastcrn exchanges come to tin w ith artieh'H descriptive of the resources of our State. Tho editor of the Holt County (Mo.) Sentinel, writ in from Chicago, pays Oregon the fol Ji iowing high compliment: "As repre senting the States of the West at the exposition, Oregon, the land of big red apples, stands pre-eminently at the head. Although Hhe lias no State building, Or egon makes a magnificent showing of her resources in the several buildings of the fair. Her display in tho horticult ural building is everywhere acknowl edged as being peerless. Here she shows peats weighing live poundH, apples six inches in diameter, plums larger than noose eggs, cherries three and three fourths inches in circumference and peaches lV.'a inches. In her agricult ural booth "she exhibits grains and grasses that are acknowledged by mill nicn to be w ithout a parallel. In the flour test made at tho fair flour made (roil) Oregon wheat watt found to make whiter and liner biscuits4han any other flour tried. In tho mining department a miniature placer mine' is kept con stantly in operation, washing virgin gold from the gravel just as it is taken from Oregon's placer-mining properties. In the fishery department several tons of the famous Columbia river salmon are shown, together with fishing boats, lish - I,, ...Is etc.. and in the forestry depart ment are exhibited some specimens of t imber that astonish the world. A block cut from a forest of tho West measures nine feet across. This is tho largest block of wood at the fair, and it attracts CHICAGO KX POSITION. What tires people at the World's Fair is Hut walk of miles in every building. Five hundred school teachers (,f I'hil adelphia are on a visit to the exposition, Tl lor line has not been drawn at the World's Fair. There is no distinct ive Afro-American exhibit. Captain Kuucof the Chicago police is making a moHt decided crusade against the dive in the World's Fair district. Tint World's I'uir Commissioner ap pointed from New Mexico by I'resident Cleveland has been seated and While, the old member, ousted. The large status of Columbus that stood before the main portal of the cold storage building Iiiin been donated by its owner, W. II. Miillins of Salem, O., to lie erected upon a suitable pedestal, to mark the graves of tint deud liremeu. Idaho's World's Fair Commission suf fered another loss, this time by theft. A solid gold-lined silver cup, presented by the ladies of Wardner, was stolen, The silver chain and slit pie by which it was fastened w as also taken. The cup cost the ladies .r)0. There is no clew to the thief. It hits been Uliollicially decided by the local directory not to return to the na tional government the f I, lO.I'JO derived from the sale of souvenir coins. The majority of thedireetois consider their action in voting to rescind tin rule lor Sunday opening and the return of the appropriation all that is necessary in the matter. Owing to the fact that it was discov ered that several thousand single-admi--sion newspaper passes to the World's l air were stolen, the management can- celeit all these passes, and will tret out a new lot to be exchanged for the old ones, to he properly issued as fat as possible. It is not believed inanv persons secured admission on them till the traud wits dis covered. A number of those presenting t In? stolen pa-ses ha e been arrested, and an ell'ort will be made to make them tell the Humeri of the persons from whom they secured them. Oregon is one of the States which has made extensive displays of her fruit products, and her section in horticulture hull has attracted wide attention. The fruit is renewed every two or three davs, and is brought daily from the distant seacoa-t at great exnense. C. I!. Irvine, who has charge of shipments, has re ceived a large consignment of strawber ries. I hese were live days on the route, making the journey of tji1) miles through all kinds i weather. Straw berries are considered by fruitmen to be the most liable to injury of anv fruit, mid the condition in which the consign ment reached Jackson Park is thought to be remarkable. The berries were well preserved and seemingly as fresh as the day they were picked, a thing w hich is considered the more remarkable in view of the fact that cold storage en route w as dispensed with. One of the most interesting and com plete educational exhibits to be seen at Jackson Park is that of the province of Quebec, which is in charge ol lirother ndrews of the t hristian lirothers. 1 wo sections in the gallery of the manufact ures building are devoted to showing the work of the parochial schools in this part of Canada, and one division represents the dtllcreut stages of scholastic training in the Protestant institutions of the province, I lie display liegins with the lowest grade and specimensof work done bv the pupils from the time thev enter school until they are turned out thor oughly schooled, litted to take their po sition in society, and are to be seen in their regular order. Thestudies include all branches known to the educational world; but, if the pupils excel in any one thing, judging trout the exhibit, it is in penmanship and drawing. I tie course of instruction makes a special point of uiese two necessary acquirements oi ttie student, and the result is most gratify ing to the instructors. 1 lie various schools that are best represented in the exhibit are those of the Christian liroth ers, lsrothers of the Sacred Heart, liroth ers of Christ, Sisters of the Uood Shep herd, Sisters of the Assumption, Jesus Marie Sisters, Sisters of Charity, Con gregation of the Holy Cross ami many others of the well-known parochial in stitutions. FROM WASIUNUT0X CITY. The number of pensioners dropped from the rolls since March 4, 1803, is 2 l.r, ami the total number of pensioners suspended since March 4, pending a fur ther investigation of their cases, is 5,000. The manufacture of the new army ri fle (Kragjerogenz) is being pressed vig orously. It is believed the first lot o completed arms will be ready for deliv ery and issued to the service about Sep tember 1. The chief of tho bureau of statistics reports that during the twelve months ended June ISO, 18011, the number of im migrants landed in tho United States was 407,0:!(l, and during the preceding year lllO.Ii-'O. The pension bureau is now engaged in investigating what appears to be an extensive system of pension frauds in New Mexico. It is said that about 2,000 pension cases in tho Territory are being investigated. While Treasurer Morgan is non-committal on the report that a defalcation exists in the mint at New Orleans, it is learned the Treasury Department dis covered a shortage in the funds in the mint Juno 20, and that a searching in vestigation has shown that tho recent lire there was of an incendiary charac ter, started for the purpose of covering the robbery. The charges of perjury made against the Japanese interpreter employed at the United States custom-house in San Francisco have been overruled by the Treasury Department. Acting Secretary Hamlin has sent a letter to the Collector of Customs at San FVancisco exonerating tho interpreter and directing that the twelve Japanese be deported "to tho country from whence they came." EASTERN MELANGE. (Irons Kurniiitfs of the- Atchison for llic Tiist, Y:ur. TIIK WIIKAT CU0P OF KANSAS. The Heal Kstute Valuation of the Clly of I'liilailelplila-Fall-iii-cm for Six Months. New York's new city directory con tains 400,1100 names. The Kansas w heat crop in estimated at L':i,000,lMHj bushels. Krupp, the great giinmaker, with his party is in this country. New York bankers say that the money scare is practically over. The Treasury gold reserve will soon bit up to the full iigure of If 100,000,000. Preliminary work to the opening of the Cherokee Strip is well under way. The winter wheat crop will be K0,(IH0,- OOll bushels less t hull that of last year. ( ieorge ( ioilld is reported to be a loser iy the " squeeze " to the extent of $10,- 01 MM Ml. The enlargement of the Frie canal has again become un important question in New l ot k. Impure milk poisoned half the West Point cadets, but all were cuved by the post Hiirgeon. Secretary Herbert says: "The United States ought to have twelve such ships as the Victoria." The failures for the tirst six months in ISOU have been 0,2:10, more than in anv previous like period. Senator Voorhees declares that Con gress will continue uninterruptedly in session for a full year. The Mormons are proselyting with much success near lieaver Hum, Ya. Mot of their converts are young women. Senator P.erry of Arkansas says that he has voted three times for free silver, and that he is not in the habit of changing his mind. Philadelphia no longer fears cholera, into such excellent condition has the Delaware Pay and river quarantine serv ice been put. The National Alliance of Theatrical Fmployes has been organized at New York. John Williams of New York was elected resilient. The gross earnings of the Atchison luring the year ending July 1 was f.W,- rssi.iliKi, an increase of if :i, 501 ,815 over the previous year. A monster lock, to bo built on the Cal- hcrt Shoals canal at liirmingham, Ala., will be when completed, it is claimed, the largest in the country. The russet shoe, which has attained such wide popularity w ithin the last few vears, has caused a good deal ol trouble in the leather trade in the l-'.ast. The floating debt of the Chicago l-'x-position is f;J,(H.K),000, a million greater than it was on June 1, and there is fear of a financial crisis in its all'airs. Mr. Cleveland now weighs 300 pounds, seventy-five pounds more than his nor mal weight, and is greatly inconveni enced physically in consequence. Railroad passenger rates from Louis ville ami Indianapolis to Chicago are iown to 1 cent a mile. A thorough de moralization in rates cannot be avoided. During the past ten vears the normal standard of production for w heat in this country has varied from VSX to 10 bush els per acre, making an average of 141.;. bushels. The statement of the Philadelphia Hoard of Revision of Taxes for this vear shows a real-estate valuation of $740, :!5S,447, as compared with $732,300,802 last year. What is described as a gigantic speci men of an antediluvian monster has been discovered in Hoyd county, Neb. Workmen are now engaged in exhuming the monster. Cashier J. J. Hush of the defunct :! mira (N. Y.) National Hank has been arrested upon a warrant charging him with making false reports and falsifying his accounts. Immigration statistics for the month of June show that 51,007 alien steerage passengers were landed on lillis Island during that month. As usual, Italy heads tho list. Secretary Lamont is considering the suggestion" of General Schotield that there be created a military department of the lakes, with headquarters at Buf falo or Oswego. In the Massachusetts reformatory for women good behavior is rewarded by permitting the well-behaved ones to wear dresses with smaller checks. The bail ones wear very big chocks. Tho State Supreme Court of South Dakota has decided that the Western Union Telegraph Company must accept messages tendered whether or not writ ten upon tho regular telegraph blanks. A building is ncaring completion at the corner of Pine and William streets, New York, which, although it is only 10 feet 3 inches wide, is 135 teet high. The brick and stone iu it are held together by a metal skeleton. The irrigation canals constructed at great expense in Kansas are said not to be entirely successful. The fault is not in the irrigation system, but in the fact that the ditches have been made too ca pacious for the water supply. The Francis S. Bartow Camp of United Confederate Veterans of Polk county, Fla., has unanimously adopted resolu tions expressing their grateful apprecia tion of Mrs. U. S. Grant's recent acts of oourtesv to Mrs. Jefferson Davis. I'.l'SINKSS liRKVITIKS. It is estimated from the census of 1800 that, the insect pests cost the fruit grow ers of the United States alxmt H,000,(XX) a year. Statistics are said to show that (he in troduction of machinery into manufac tories has decreased tho numlcr of the unemployed. The Wagner Company owns 700 par lor ears utid sleeping coaches, valued at $10,500,000; the Pullman Company 2,3W, valued at $.T.i,000,000. To make 1 ,000 cubit: feet of illuminat ing gas eight pounds of coal, costing 2 cents, and four gallons of naphtha, cost ing 12 cents, ure required. In the five or six months of the year during which the sardine fishery lasts 000,0OO,iKl0 of thes.: little fish are caught off the coast of Brittany alone. The entire riuiulicr of l'X'omotivi'H owned by the German railways in 1802 was 11,788. The number in the United States iu 1801 amounted to 33,503. There are over 7,000 miles of com pleted electric railway in the United States, and in a year to come there is little doubt the total will be doubled. At tin: Maple Sugar Lalioratory at Montpclicr, Vt., during the past season 4.750,702 S)iinds of sugar were tested. The bounty on this output will amount to about $72,500. In the central part of the State of New York over 15,000 people are engaged in the cultivation of more than 20,OW acres of grapes, w hich produce annually from 10,000 to 50,000 tons. The average wage per week of women in Kansas and Wisconsin is $5.27; in Minnesota $0. In Indianapolis the sum paid for shirt-making ranges from 30 cents to 00 cents a dozen. Admiral Belknap thinks that "since steam and electricity have taken posses sion of the naval soul seamanship is al-mo.-t decried as a lost art by the rising generation of naval men." The area planted in cotton the present vear is estimated at 10,701 ,3s5 acres, an Increase over last year of 7.20 per cent and altout the samt: as in 1887; also showing very little tlilference from 1888. The $3,000,000 which the hat manu facturers of the country have to hand over to the inventor of the sweat-band used on hats adonis a striking illustra tion of the value of genius when it makes a hit. Women do a fair share of farm work in nearly all F.uropean countries. They are especially etlicient in Norway and Sweden. Tim) many men are withdrawn from prolitable occupation to serve as soldiers. The tolal receipts at the New York ciii-toin-hotise for the fiscal vear that ended June 30 were $138.032,02.8.94, com pared with $120,732,013.00 for the previ ous fiscal vear, or an increase of nearly $17,300,000. The largest State building in the United States and the seventh largest building in the world is the State capitol of Texas. It was begun in 1881 and finished in 1888. It cost $3,500,000, and was paid for by 3,000,000 acres of public land, deeded to the capitalists who bad the work done. In 1800 there were altout 275,000 women engaged in money-making occupations, as follows: One hundred and ten law yers, 105 ministers, 320 authors, 588 journalists, 2,001 artists, 2,13(1 architects, chemists and pharmacists, 1,106 stock raisers and ranchers, 5,135 government clerks, 2,438 physicians and surgeons, 13,182 professional musicians, 50,800 farmers and planters, 21,071 clerks and bookkeepers, 14,405 heads of commer cial houses, 155,000 public-school teach ers. PURELY PERSONAL. Queen Victoria is, it is said, especially skilled in making omelets, while the Princess of Wales excels in making tea and buttered toast. Mrs. Ormiston Chant, the well-known preacher, says she has officiated in churches of all denominations except the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church. Miss Roalfe Cox of the English Folk lore Society has made the interesting discovery that the story of Cinderella has been told in 345 different ways, and that it appears in the oldest literature of Egypt and India. Senator Stewart is visiting Mexico to look after the working of his silver mine at Zaeataeas. Before returning to Wash ington in the late autumn his family will make an extended Western trip, includ ing a stay at the World's Fair. Queen Christ ina of Spain believes that children could be much better and easier managed if each mother were allowed to punish not her own, but her neigh bor's children. If instead of "punish" the word correct were substituted, the notion would not bo half bad. Kotaro Sakura, paymaster of the Jap anese navy, who is now in Chicago, is on his way to England, where he will take charge of a new war vessel built by a British tirm for the Mikado. Mr. Sa kura will at once convey the vessel to Tokio, where it will be placed in com mission. When Queen Victoria left Florence she rejoiced the heart of at least one woman. Lady Colnaghi, the wife of the British Consul, was presented by her with a bracelet bearing in blue enamel her initial and the motto " Honi soitqui mal y pense." George Vanderbilt has bought 20,000 acres more of land in the "Pink Beds " district of North Carolina near Ashville and near the residence of Bill Nye. Mr. Vanderbilt will establish on bis new purchase the most complete and extensive game preserves in the United States if Mr. Nye can be kept off the premises. The" Vanderbilts now own 50,000 acres in North Carolina. FOREIGN FLASHES. The Financial Crisis in Spain Reduces Kailroad Trallic. CHILI TO RETURN TO SPECIE. A Grave Charge Against the Berlin Office of the Reuter Tele graph Company. The crops in Bulgaria are in a very bad state. Extraordinary heat is prevalent all over Spain. The grain harvest in Thessaly prom ises to lie exceptionally good. The German Chancellor von Caprivi is said to be suffering from diabetes. The Czar has ordered the departure of all vessels to the eastern shores of Siberia. England has lost fifteen ships and 2,352 officers and men in the last thirty years. The Chinese Minister to France has lodged a strong protest against French aggression in Siam. The marked decrease of fat fish in the North Sea is attributed to tha great in crease of steam trawlers. The prospects of winter and summer wheat in Russia have improved greatly since the beginning of June. A Moldavian lady is at her own ex pense constructing a railway from one of her estates to the nearest town. Now that the army bill has passed the German Reichstag, the Fmperor, it is said, will make Caprivi a Prince. Commercial treaties with Portugal, Sweden, Holland and Switzerland have been passed by the Spanish Cortes. The Ixjrd Mayor of London has ob tained the baronetcy ujxjn the marriage of the Duke of York according to cus tom. In Southern England hay is now worth 150 a ton, and farmers are selling their cattle. This means a dearth of English beef. A letter mailed in London April 7 and retnailed in Hongkong made the circuit of the world in the fast time of sixty- two days. Paris hostesses give afternoon enter tainments at which literary and scien tific lectures are the attraction. It is a great success. The Greek government has decided to enforce the law against brigandage passed by the Chamljer after the Mara thon murders in 1070. There are now between 13,000 and 14, 0(i0 miles of telephone circuits in the metro jwlitan area of London, a region covering about 500 square miles. A prominent English physician of large experience with drunkards says that he can recall hundreds of recoveries among men, but only five among women. The financial crisis in Spain has seri ously reduced railroad traffic, so that nearly all lines are badly crippled and some have been forced to offer new issues of bonds on the market. Freiherrvon Maltzann, German Secre tary of the Imperial Treasury, has re signed. It is probable that he will be succeeded by Ilerr Schraub, one of the Ministers of Alsace-Lorraine. It is hinted on British authority that the closing of the mints at India to free silver coinage is only a " first step in a process which will not be completed un til gold is made a full legal tender." There has been a curious outbreak of cattle disease near Cardiff, Wales, sup posed to be caused by blood-poisoning, and this in turn to be due to the drought and the fact that rabbits ran on the pas ture. The anti-Semite publisher, Heppner, at Berlin has published a book in which he argues that the Berlin office of the Reuter Telegram Company is a source of danger to Germany and ought to be closed by the government. The Chilian Congress has passed an act for reorganizing the currency, and having received the sanction of the Coun cil of State, the act has now become a law. The object is to redeem the paper money and resume specie payments. A commercial convention between France and Russia was concluded three weeks ago. France reduces the duty on petroleum, and Russia reduces the ' du ties on some fifty-three articles, includ ing wines, spirits, linen textiles, fancy goods and clothing. The Jews of the town of Yalta in the Crimea refused to obey the decree to re tire within the pale. For several days the clergy exhorted the population "to rise and expel them. This caused a mob to pillage the Jewish quarters, and many of the Jews were killed. Troops restored order. Admiral Sir Michael Seymour, who succeeds the ill-fated Vice-Admiral Tryon as Commander-in-chief of the Queen's Mediterranean squadron, has been in the royal navy for forty-three years. Both his grandfather and his uncle were Admirals before him. A leading financial writer in London says that "the injury done to the crops all" over Europe by the long drought makes it reasonably certain that later in the year the withdrawals of gold to New Y'ork will be on an immense scale, espe cially if the silver-purchase act is re pealed." A company has been formed in Milan for supplying the city with tricycles. At a trifling cost a person may hire one of these machines and take a drive either for business or pleasure. Each tricycle has a driver, so that the hirer has noth ing to do with either its propulsion or direction. J OVERCROWDED NEW YORK. Tlie Tt iu tiM'iit liislrlrt f'oiniiiirotl With Ttns rOMier title. A recent census report sliow.s that there ore 81,000 houses in New Y'ork, Dcoupied by a number of families no great as to imply that there are noarly four families (32; for every bouso in tho metropolis. When it in recalled tlurt thero are thousands of beautiful homes in Now Y'ork occu pied each by ono family only, that fiiles of avenues and Ktreets are lined with houses each individually owned and occupied by ono family f roup, it will be realized to what ex tent in other parts of tho city crowd ing occurs, when to aceonuxlato an average of nearly four families to each house tho remaining houses only are available. Comparing the condition of New York with Philadelphia the difference is most marked. In Philadelphia tho average number of families to each house is one family and one-tenth, as against three families and over three-quarters in New York for each house. In New York the average for each house is 19 people, while in Philadelphia tho average is not C people per house. The death rate tells the rest. Iu New Y'ork it is 23 in every 1.0'K), in Philadelphia 2i per 1,000. While New Y'ork has 10 peo ple to each house, London lias only 7, with a tler.th rate 3 per cent lower than New York. The extent of the crowding in New Y'ork is made painfully apparent by the statement of the national census, which shows that out of a popula tion of 1,000.000 no less a number than 1,200,000 live ia apartments, flats and tenements. Still further is this confirmed by the sanitary cen sus made by the police in which it was found that there were herded ia what the board of health designates as the 'tenement disrrv.t" no les3 than 276,000 families. This number, exceeding a quarter of a million fam ilies, averaging five persons to each, is so great as to excite surprise that such a condition can exist in the chief city of the new world, where conditions of civilization, as illus trated by the character and number of homes, ought to have their most perfect exemplification. But the facts as presented in official reports, in the death rate and in the person al observations of men and women who take a deep interest in the con dition of human kind in the metrop olis, show a condition of density full of danger, in which tho indications toward improvements are few and far between. North American Re view. Questions of the Senses. Perhaps the reader has days when nothing goes upward or straightfor ward, but downward, backward, crookedly, spirally, any way but straight ahead. Never mind whether these ills come all the same day or not; we all know well that they come. "What are the senses," some old worthy has inquired, "but five yawning inlets to hourly and mo mentary molestations?" What else are they when on an icy cold morn ing, after hugging your pillow for an hour after conscience tugged to pull you up, you arise to find that the household fires have taken that zero morning to turn black in the face and die? How, when you have especial and most pressing work to do or engagements to meet upon a certain day, and when you wake to find yourself in the grip of an all day headache, or other paralyzing ill? Or, in an equally important emer geney, just as you settle to your ab sorbing task, or haply dress for your engagement, your sensitive friend arrives blandly on the scene? Bos ton Commonwealth. Purls Skeletons. Paris is the head center of the skel eton trade. The mode of preparation is a very delicate operation. The scalpel is first called into requisition to remove the' muscular tissues. Its work being done, the bones are boiled, being carefully watched meanwhile that they may not be overdone. Aft er this cannibalistic procedure they are bleached in the sun. Even the spots of grease are sure to appear when they are exposed to heat. The French treat these with ether and benzine, securing thereby a dazzling whiteness, which is a distinguishing mark of their skeletons. They are wan-anted never to turn yellow and to stand the test of any climate. New York in midsummer is not too hot for them. They are put together by a master hand. A brass rod with all the proper cur vatures supports the spinal column. Delicate brass wires hold the ribs in place. Hinges of the most perfect workmanship give to the joints a graceful and lifelike movement. Cleverly concealed hooks and eyes render disjunction at pleasure possi ble. The whole construction plainly indicates the care and skill of an art ist and a connoisseur. Boston Herald. juueh attention.