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.Tie Hood River Glacier.
HOOD KIVI5K, OUKGON, SATURDAY. AUGUST 19, 1893.
Sfcod Iiver (Slacier.
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The Glacier Publishing Company.
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Grant Evans, Propr.
ii.ii, I SI , mm O..K. . . Hood Rlr, Or.
Sliuving uiiil llnir cutting nrktly done
Salinfui tinu (iiiaiaiittl.
line at I.OS Ahgcli'H ha over
rulr.l (lie iIimiiui rcr in the runii nt tlin
Southern I 'm-i (if h . .1 1 in ii it ('. Araiii, i -vnlviiig
ii l,ii.'c hi int of railroad lands
I III' l.tlllMIIH I ItlVIH W 111 I'llHC IH llglllU Ul
In due tin- Unite (Mont.) courts. It ih
tlmilglit t ln limit t'liiitchtillitH iiml tin
IH'IIMllI .lllllll I MVIH W III. Ill till Ultl I'M"
t.lle Ix IrtlM Il tlll'lll.
I niii-cl Mutes Judge Itellinger at I'orl
lllllil IlilH filled tlml II Chinese WOlllllll,
w Im w it n-f iist'I binding liv tlif Collector
of tluit nii tun tin ground that she hum
only tin mistress of Me Kim, wan justly
imiiiii il In him m-iording to tin t'liini'Mc
i.iw, him unit tin' woman hum m no
a ii 1 1 ft i i'fH.
il to land.
.m Iicgu C
Mil'. therefore, whs
II toil SUN'S : Several
new to thin
lilt If V I ll'l'll
part of tin country
liscovcrcd liv Ilorti-
u 1 1 ' 1 1 a I ( oiiiiiiiheionir 1 1 1 1 1 1 i h , among
winch hic tin black Hplli, tin Woolly
iiilii, tin' Norfolk Island pine scale ami
till' Telnill", clnlHU 1 1 1 111 ' 1 1 1 It 1 1 IH , COIIIiuOlily
known as till six-Spotted lllite. Sonic
ol tin- aliovi liavt never before been
Known r-t of tin Rock) Mountain.
.loliii McLaughlin, foreman of tin
I'm, ii. c iiiini' at Nevada City, Cab,
I .il ( liaili H Uungc over tin lii'ii'l with
a t mi jx.itTi'l weight, ami fiiuluifl hiu
skull. 'ITi im enraged tin miners, itii'l
it 1 1 1 r Mclaughlin was r l net. 1 ly tin
court on u kill of $f,(MH) In had to In- i'm
curled liv nllii'ialH to i i h hotel, a crowd
fi l in 1 1 1 anil shouting to " hang him."
If tin it had been a li'inliT among these
men, it i believed McLaughlin would
h.i i 1 In i n strung up.
Twenty-seven tanneries art packing
salmon mi tin' Fraser river tliiM year,
hiu I l,:'i'J." boats art at work. Sockeye
h.ilnioii, whii'li, is the only variety packed
there in large nihilities, arc running now
in inniii'iisi numbers, tho average take
by i-teady lishiTiiieh being 1,(HH) for
twelve hours. The run has never lieen
better than at present, and the tanner
ies u 1 1 1 1 t gel away with the quantity of
li-h supplied them, though Homeof them
are parking l.JWO eases daily, Recently
li-h were so plentiful that 5 cents cacfi
was the price asked hy many lishenut'ii ;
lull, owing to the great supply, numbers
were unalile to sell. If tin run contin
ue ten days longer, as it doubtless will,
the pack 'will aggregate fully '150,000
eases the lurnest ever put up on the
racer river, w hile somo canners expect
the pack to run over 6(H), (HH) cases,
livery packing estalilislinient Iiiih inudi"
prciaiatioiis to iuck to their full ciipai'
ity, and w ill till every ran.
The following item is from u recent
issue of the World'H Columbian Illus
trated, the ollicial orjHiof the exposi
tion: "Oregon has adopted a unique
und practical method of displaying the
woods produced in that State. At Jack
son I'ark there it) a house, constructed
entirely of Oregon woods. It iH ten feet,
hipiare and nineteen feet high, und is
Hiiiinounted ly an open cupola. The
budy of tin structure, is a yellow pine.
The' roof is of red-cedar shingles:, and is
nuppoiU'd hy four liorio columns. The
columns me of maple, and are very rich
ly carved. The roof of the cupola is
n'lippni'ti'd hy four small Doric columns
of carved oak. The interior is finished
with panel work containing about all the
woods of the State, among which are
nianziinita, inadrone, yew, laurel, myr
tle, ash, maple, oak, mpruce, halm, ii r,
sugar pine, hird'H-evo pine, cherry, curly
maple and alder, the house forms the
Oregon pavilion in the forestry building."
Here is another high compliment in a
recent, editorial correspondence to the
St. Joseph (Mo.) Herald: "Adjoining
the exIiiliitH of Missouri in both the hor
ticultural and agricultural buildings are
the displays of Oregon, the Legislature
of w hich State appropriated a scant iftiO,
(101) in all for the purpose of properly
representing the State's resources anil
industries at tin World's Fair. The con
trast between the two display) is so great
as to put all Missourinns to sluune. In
the Oregon booth in tho horticultural
building over sixty varieties of apples
are shown fresh and beautiful on plates,
while there are countless jars ami boxes
of peaches, plums, prunes, etc., ho ar
ranged as to demand the attention of all
who pass. lsitors rush through the
dusty Missouri space to get into the Or-1
egon booth and admire tho products of ,
t ho far Western Stato as arranged so
eaptivntingly. The same is true of tho
mrriciiltural exhibits. While the Mis-
solid pavilion is more favorably located
it does not command ono visitor, while
dozens visit Oregon and inspect her
honest exhibits of grain and grasses and
t he general product of tho farm. Iler
wheat is shown in two-bushel sacks, and
all who wish to examine it have only to
delve Into the aacki and try a handful."
The daily cost of operating the World's
Columbian Kxposil ion is li!,U(Kl,
A straw hat, plaited entirely hy (Juccii
Victoria, has been sent to Chicago for
Missouri will have eight herds of thor
oughbred cuttle of the ilillerclit breeds
at lint World's I' air.
French and English new "papers now
publish exhaustive corrcHioiidciicc from
the World's Fair; some of it very iiiiuis
Ing. Arruiigctiiciitrt have been made for ex
cursions of colored people from the South
to the World'H l air, and it is expected
that i:rtl,()IKI will thilH he added to the
The Itoslon Journal opened up a cou
pon contest for ladies to go to the World's
Fair. Miss l.izii. lionlen received the
highest vote, llMI,(HHI( hut declined to ac
cept, ami the next highest was awarded
One of India's potentates, the Mahar
ajah of kapiirthala, has leached Chi-
i ngo, accompanied by one of his w ives
and his retinue. The Maharajah has
come to see the fair, and will sUy until
he has "done" the cxisition' thor
oughly. Al the present late the total attend
ance hi i ue Mii.ix lair lor tne six
months it Is open will U 'jri.lMl.Ooo. lint,
the estimate was for a total of .'Jo.OIH',-
(MHi. I he best months are yet to come,
and perhaps the higher llguri,s w ill In
The picture, " In My Studio," in tin
leruiau section ot tin art exhibits at
( Imago has been slashed with a knife.
me panning is hy Kaliler, w lio, it is
thought, had tin picture cut so as to at
tract attention. Artists think tin in
jury can be repaired with little trouble
I he ImiiiiIs of the World's Fair olli-
cials, found guiltv recently hv JiiiIl'i
Stein of contempt of court in violating
the t liugman injunction by closing tin
fair to the public Sunday, July Z, havi
been Hied, thereby suspending proceed
ings pending the action of tin Apicllat
( oiirt. I lie ca.-e in which the parties
are iielil to answer cannot take jirece
dem e on the Appellate Court calendar,
und at the earliest possible time will not
he called before the end of next Octo
ber. Anthony Comstock is in Chicago. lie
called on IVc-idi'iit lliginliothaiii, and
annouiici'd that he had i'olue from New
York to lead a crusade against the danc
ing girls on the Midway. Mr'. Comstock
had evidently investigated the places.
As he went out he dropped a catalogue
of the Midway. On the margins of the
aves croes and stars had been made,
showing that he had visited the theaters
of the giddv Persian dancers and the
lusky Algerians. Mr. Comstock will
all on I'l'isideiit lliginbotliaiu again
and make another protest against the
lancehoiises. Failing to have them sup
pressed hy otlicials ot tin lair, he will
probably appeal to the city authorities.
Chief Ituclianan in charge of the stock
xhibit at the World's Fair has an
nounced tin- result ol the cheese contest,
w hich has been in progress there several
weeks. The test was pronounced most
complete, most carefully conducted and
the most thorough ever made. J he con
test was between twenty-live cows of
Jersey, Otiernsey and Shorthorn breeds
each. The result is as follows, being a
decided victory for the Jerseys: Milk in
lil'teen days Jerseys, KI.'JiMt pounds;
liuernseys, 10,i);SH pounds; Sh'jrthorns,
12, IHH pounds, t heese made Jersevs,
1,-1 r 1 pounds; (.iuerneys. 1,150 pounds;
shorthorns, 1,077 pounds. Value of
heese Jersevs, !!;!. !W; litierusevs,
fhtri.liL; Shorthorns, $140. H. Value of
whey Jerseys, $ii.i!ti; (iuernseys, $7.7H;
Shorthorns, $H.ti7. Increase in live
weight Jerseys, 14.72 pounds; (iuern
seys, Ji.nu pounds; Short horns, .11, til
M)tinds. lotal values Jerseys, $217. !Mi;
luernsevs, $K4.rw; Shorthorns, $!i!!.;i(i.
Net profit in fifteen davs Jersevs,
$110.82; (iuernsevs, $.H8.:!0; Shorthorns,
FKOM WASHINGTON CITY. '
Further instructions in regard to the
acceptance of Chinese certificates have
been issued to the Collector ot the port
of New York. The order calls for the
etention of Chineso upon the vessels
bringing them to this country until the
Consular certificates: are fully investi
gated and until tho bearers, are fully
identilled; in fact, until there is not the
lightest doubt as to their right to enter
the United States.
That a desperate fight is to he made
to repeal the Oeary Chinese exclusion
act during tho extra or regular session of
Congress is no longer doubted hv those
interested in Washington. While Kep
resentative Oeary claims to have learned
nothing definite as to the administra
tion's attitude toward tho law, he ac
knowledges that it would not surprise
him if there were a mighty effort made
by the enemies of the hill to either re
peal it in Congress or originate some
other plan to nullify it. Mr. Gearv
would neither afhrm nor deny t he report
that the Chineso Six Companies had
levied another assessment on all Celes
tials in the country to raise a corruption
fund to lobby through its repeal at the
coining session. I to did say, however:
" It is possible that the Six t ompanies
w ill not he able to collect t he $5 per head
assessment said to have heen recently
levied. Chinamen are very much dis
pleased over tho ill success of the Six
Companies in expending the last money
they paid to prevent tho passage of the
law or to have the fight made against its
constitutionality in the Supreme Court,
There is a possibility, however, that
these Mongolians may come up smiling
again with the money asked for. I don't
know what kind of a fight I may have
to make provided I and other advocates
of tho law are again called upon to
sort our rights." It is hoheved that
Geary has received a tip from some ad-
ministration official that the administra-!
tion w ill not act in any direction until
after the arrival of the new Chinese
Sccrclury Hoke Smith Hunted
in KtHrv in Ohio.
NKHKOKK M ri'MNTINfJ WJIJTKS
Trouble: AimrelieuuVtl Hctween Hie
Whiles and the Seiiiliioles In
Heading (I'u.) Council has voted
000 to light the smallpox.
'.irasshoppers have destroyed several
crops of corn in the vicinity of J'ilot
Canadn'H total wheat crop this year
w ill be iilioiit 10,000,000 bushels larger
than last year.
Ilaby kulh is to have a Shetland tsinv
thirty-eight inches high, w hich has been
sent to tin) l'resident from Scotland.
liiiisiann has a largo prospective su
gar crop in sight, and she is anxious to
know what Congress is going to do w ith
Three negrts'H by a stratagem roblxil
tin I'licilic F.xiircss Company at Wich
ita, Kan., of alsnit $7,fn0 in currency
It is said that fully 25,000 whites have
settled on the Cherokee Strip and threat
en to make trouble if the government
attempts to eject them.
A radical reorganization of tho coast
survey is contemplated hy Secretary
Carlisle. Some of the changes may re
iiiire Congressional action.
The Pennsylvania railroad system is
said to have decided to substitute the
long-distance telephone for the telegraph
in the operation of its lines.
The death rate of children under 6
years of age in New York week before
last was jer cent of the total number,
or Tlt.'l out of a total of 1,2.17.
For the first time on record passengers
have recently been able to breakfast in
Iondon on Sunday and dine in New
York on the following Friday.
From present indications tho country
will have fully 400,000,000 bushels more
of corn and 00,000,000 bushels more of
oats than were produced last year.
Tw o hundred and three inmates of the
Kansas Soldiers' Home, w ho have Ix-en
treated for alcoholism, have left the
home, able to maintain themselves.
A St. 1'nul special says it is estimated
inai ,i,ono in i.oou idle men are mere
and huiidreds luorearrivingdaily. Many
are from railroads and mining regions.
All fears of trouble from idle working
men at IVnver have disappeared. Those
w ho have not left the city will he given
employment in conteiuifated public im
provements. The new Chinese Minister, who will
arrive in Washington alsjut the middle
of this month, will replace the present
legation of nine persons with a much
more imjKising suite.
There is apprehension that trouhle
may arin between the whites in South
ern Florida and tho Seminole Indians
over the thrashing of one of the chief's
sons, who was caught poaching.
The slaughter of the innocents now
going on in Cleveland is something ter
rible. Twenty-two deaths from cholera
infantum and kindred diseases were re
iwrted at the health oflice the other day.
A defalcation of $10,000 has heen dis
covered in the cash of the National Bank
of I'aterson, N. J. Abrani Fardon, the
paying teller, was arrested, and con
fessed. He is 50 years old and unmar
ried. Because a reporter at Denver had crit
icised the conduct of Governor Waite
the latter and his nephew threw the re
porter out of the Governor's oflice when
e called to see if there was a news item
to lie got.
It is reported at Springfield, III., that
William Whitman, the American Ex
press Comimny's absconding cashier
Irom that place, is in Mexico, and requi
sition papers will he applied for to cap
The reported robbery of Mrs. Amnion
at Chicago hy men who personated de
tectives is said to have been simply a
ruse of the woman to secure a present to
make up for the supposed loss from an
old and wealthy friend.
The fight of the nutters in Southeast
ern Kansas is still on, but the importa
tion ot negro miners from Alabama has
weakened the strikers, for the new ma
terial are good workmen and fill the
places of the men who quit work.
The Brooklyn pharmacists are endeav
oring to break up the practice of selling
drugs to the big drv-goods stores, and
Have asked the District Attorney to
make a charge against one of the tner-
hants in order to make a test case.
It is stated at Providence, R. I., that
$15,000,000 worth of certificates of the
Northern ramie Grain hlevator Com
pany of Minnesota are afloat in the
otintrv and there is but 60 per cent of
their value in wheat in sight as security.
For tho first time since the passage of
the Sherman silver law the Treasury in
.lulv failed to buy the full quota of 4,600,-
000 ounces of silver. The total pur
chases for tho month were 2,384,000
ounces, leaving a shortage of 2,116,000
Secretary Hoke Smith was hanged in
as-'effigy by enraged citizens of Rome, a
, little town in Adams county, 0., Satur-
day night. A number of pensions had
been suspended there, and the climax
vas reached when the pension of J. L.
Reed, a veteran of the Eleventh Illinois
Cavalry, aged 83 years, was droppod.
Th! Terre Haute distillery, the largest
in the world, will sion resume opera
tions. Tin? cx)ort of American hav to Eu
rope creates much comment " across the
India ink is made in Japan from the
si it obtained by burning tin; shell of an
Jerusalem has taken a new start in
the line of progress ami established a
Liberia exiKirts 1,000,000 poundH of
coffee annually. One-half of it goes to
Skunks are bred on New York farms.
Their skins are di-odorized, and U;eoiiit
valuable in the fur markets.
(hie of the most curious farms in the
I'liited States and one of the most prof
itable is a frog furm in Illinois.
The Iron Moulders' Union of North
America entered ujion the thirty-fifth
year oi us existence Jtuy t last.
In Japanese saws the teeth js-int to
ward mo namiie, and txjth saws and
planes cut toward the workman.
Irom tho American aloe tree is made
thread, needles, rones, cables. iater
cioiiung, soap, sugar and brandy.
entilated Units are an improvement
weieoiiitfd ny many who think their feet
need a little fresh air all the time.
A cloth of very fine texture is madt
from the bark of' the pasr tree, a mul
berry grow ing in the South Seo Islands.
The maize crop of the United States
covers an area irreater than Em- and.
Scotland. Wales. Ireland and Denmark.
The Mexican Land and Improvement
Company of Kansas will experiment
w iin coiiee-raising on a large scale in
i ne ciiv oi lxmdon drinks every vear
45.000.000 gallons of malt liutior. 8.000.
000 gallons of wine and 1,500,000 gallons
Hits linen industry in Ireland irives
employment to upward of 100,000 per
sons, ami lias an estimated capital in
vested of $7.1,000,000.
The world's agriculture occupies the
attention of 280,000,000 men, represents
a capital of $224,000,000,000, and has an
annual product of over $20,000,000,000.
We have stored in the Federal TreaS'
ury ;02,0O0,o00 silver dollars: we have
(.s,000,000 silver dollars in circu ation
and alsjut $80,000,000 in smaller silver
King Carlos of Portugal leaped from
his carriage the other dav to interfere
with a fight and prevent a probable mur
der. His Majesty overpowered the
stronger party, and turned him over to
Little Queen Wilhelmina of Holland
is 13 years old, and her doctor after a
study of her constitution eavs that she
has used up just eighty years worth of
nervous toree. Her lite is too exciting
lor a person ot her supersensitive nature.
K. S. Hanjitsintjl, a voung Sikh
Prince, is this year a contestant in the
hiiL'Iish university cricket matches and
one of the best all-round members of the
Cambridge eleven. He is called simply
" Smith " by his daily associates, who
can t catch his right name.
Through the efforts of Mrs. Lewis
Rice of Frederick, Md., enough money
has been collected to put an imposing
monument over the grave of F'rancis
Scott Key, author of " The Star-Spangled
Banner." His remains are interred in
a Georgetown (D. C.) cemetery.
Ex-Premier Mercier, accompanied by
0. Desmarais, has left Montreal on his
tour through the French-Canadian cen
ters in New England, where he will de
liver addresses advocating the advantages
to be derived from Canadian independ
ence. General Alejandro Ybarra, who has
been mentioned as a coalition candidate
(or the Presidency of Venezuela, is now
residing in Boston. He married the
daughter of Thomas Russell, who was
United States Minister to Venezuela un
der President Grant.
Miss Kate Kane of Chicago gives no
tice that she is out for a Judgeship. She
is willing to accept a nomination from
either of the political parties or from
both of them, but, if ignored, will run
independently. It is apparent that Miss
Kane believes in the wearing of gowns
hy J udges.
Frederick Emerson Brooks, the Cali
fornia poet, is a sylph-like creature,
weighing 250 pounds, lie has a face like
the full moon, but it lights up niarvel-
ously w hen he begins to recite one of his
quaint, droll ami pathetic poems for a
roomful of his friends. He is a native
of New York State, but has lived in San
t rancisco for seventeen years.
General J. C. McKibben of Maryland,
who was the second of Senator Broder
ick in the duel with Judge Terry in Cali
fornia, which resulted in Broderick'e
death, is still halo and hearty. Speaking
of the duel the other day, he said that
it was a most unfortunate affair, and
that there was really no cause for it.
There was nothing in the language used
by lirodenck that justinea the combat,
but the state of feeling in California at
the time was such that duels were fought
upon very flimsy pretexts or upon none
Mrs. E. T. W. Packard, who has prob
ably accomplished more in establishing
the eights of women than any other one
woman, is passing the summer in Chi
cago. For twenty-five years she has de
voted her life to establishing the legal
rights of woman. She is not a woman
sulfragist, and her friends think that
'alone she has accomplished more than
the combined ellort of the sutlrage asso
ciation. Congress and Legislatures have
listened to her arguments, passing the
bills she advocated and placing on the
statute books laws which have given
married women equal rights with men
in control of children and property.
Irilliiciiza in London lielievci
to hv. Dying Out.
A I'OSITIVK ITKK FOR LKl'KOSY
The Famese Palace in Koine Bought
by the Getiian (overninent
The Kinif of Assam.
Otto, the insane King of Bavaria, It
said to be dying.
Italy officially announces "eminently
saiisiactory " iieaitn reports.
Milan is so satislied with its municipal
lighting experiment mat it is now build
ing a street-railway system.
A pedestal and bust have been placed
over the grave of the late Charles Brail-
laugh at Brookwood, England.
Sympathy for the unemployed poor of
iuidon would be greater if so many of
them were not seen intoxicated.
The Prussian Home Secretary has is
sued an order to the provincial depart
ments vj expei iiussian immigrants.
Tho Italian Catholic mission at Mien
Yang, ninety miles from Hankow, China,
has ieen destroyed by native rioters
Revolutionary movements have begun
in the provinces of Buenos Avres and
Santa le, Argentine, led by the Radical
A Continental medical journal savs that
of 545 morphinomaniacs brought under
observation 289 were doctors of medi
The German Emperor is said to " per
sonallv regret" the retirement of Hon.
W. W Phelps, the former American
r.x-rremier j;epretis ot Italy is re
torted to have received $tW01000 from
Talongo, the imprisoned ex-manager of
the uank ot Koine,
From an observation tower on the
Brocken in the Harz Mountains eighty-
nine cities ana no, villages can be seen
in clear weather.
The Cardinal Manninj memorial fund
in London has reached a total of $30,000.
The money will be given to the homeless
poor of that city.
The Indian government has refused to
modify the terms granted to exchange
banks, who have aptiealed to England
against the decision.
It is announced that during the Czar-
owitz' visit to England Queen Victoria
will confer on him the Order of the Gar
ter at Windsor Castle.
There was something pathetic in the
King of Siam's reouest to the French
invaders that they should stop shooting
ana let diplomacy nave a chance.
The Siam fracas has spread more gen
eral knowledge of that Asiatic country,
its style of government and its resources
than any other event possibly could have
Cholera has broken out in St. Louis.
Senegal, capital of the French posses
sions in Senegambia. The deaths have
already reached an average of fifty
The remarkable price of $300 was paid
in London recently for a fossil egg of the
a;pyornis, an extinct wingless bird that
inhabited .Madagascar in prehistoric
The new Belgian Constitution will pro
vide that three-fourths of the Senate
shall be elected by direct universal suf
frage and the other fourth by Communal
Austria is having a hard time over the
resumption of gold payments. Gold is
at a premium at Vienna, as it is every
where in Europe when wanted in any
It has been calculated that the annual
income of the London Hebrews is nearly
5,000,000, which means that they are
eight and one-quarter times richer than
Shippers were astonished to learn re
cently that from the comparatively un
known port of Rosario, Argentine" Re
public, 100,141 tons of wheat were ex
ported last May.
The German War Minister has decided
that the handles of all hatchets, axes
and besieging material of the German
armv must hereafter be made of Ameri
can liickory wood.
An overhead electric railway for Na
ples is proposed by Sig. Avena, a local
engineer. On account of the narrow
streets and steep grades surface transit
is not advantageous.
Several of the principal London banks
have informed their clerks that during
the hot weather no reproach will be cast
on them it they come to business in
light coats and straw hats.
Dr. Tomazoli, a noted Russian physi
cian, is about to make public what he
claims to be a positive cure for leprosy, f
tu., ,.i, :f ;.,-,..);.,. : k 1 : ' . :
11IU tlliri , Uievniii. ill luu irilicu ia H
whey obtained from sheep.
Daniel Colladon, whose death at Ge
neva occurred recently, was one of Switz
erland's most famous men. He first
lighted Geneva with gas in 1843 (he was
then 41 years old), and atterward in
vented the "fairy fountain."
Women bootblacks have been making
their appearance in increasing numbers
lat ely in Toulon and other French towns,
tidy and coquettish girls, who wear
gauntlet gloves in their efforts to out
shine their male competitors.
Influenza is believed to be dying out
in Ijndon after being more or less prev
alent since the first outbreak over the
world several years ago. For a consid
erable time the number of deaths from
the malady have been about twenty a
wees, ijurmg ine second week ot June
only six such deaths occurred.
MASTERED IT OVERNIGHT.
4 Ditrmlnril Morkiiig lllril Tlint Sarcend
nt In Inillulliig n lluril Cry.
A good story alout a bird or any
other animal U doubly interesting
if the reader can Ik sure that it L
not only true- fiulstantially, hut hus
not been drchsod out by tho writnr'n
imagination. Huch a fttory in tho fol
lowing, toM hy Mr. William brew
titer, one of the lxt known of
American ornithologists. He wan
ftpending Home weeks at the little
village of Kt. Mary's on the coast of
Georgia. Mocking birds were abuti
ilant, and being protected by every
one were half domesticated, build
ing their nesta in the shrublx:ry that
Kurroundcd the houses and hopping
alKflit like robins upon the grass
plots and graveled walks. An orange
tree in front of the window was ap
propriated by a particularly fine
His repertory included the notes
of nearly all the birds in the sur
rounding region, besides many of
the characteristic village sounds, and
most of the imitations were simply
perfect. Moreover, he was continu
ally adding to his accomplishments.
An instance of this occurred one
afternoon wheu several of us were
sitting on the veranda.
A greater yellow legs (a well
knowu game bird of the snipe and
sandpiper family) passing over the
town was attracted by my answer
ing whistle and circled several times
above the house reiterating hLs mel
The mocking bird up to this time
had beeu singing almost uninterrupt
edly, but at the sound of thesu
btrange notes he relapsed into silenc
and retreated into the thickest fob
ago of hLs favorite tree. Then we
heard him trying them in an under
tone. The first note canir pretty readily,
but the falling inflection of the suc
ceeding three troubled him. When
ever I ventured to prompt, he would
listen attentively, and at the next at
tempt show an evident improve
Finally he abandoned the task, aa
we thought, in despair, and at sunset
that evening, for the first and only
time during my 6tay, his voice was
missing in the general chorus. But
at daylight the next morning the
garden rang with a perfect imitation
of the yellow leg's whistle. He had
mastered it duiing the night and
ever afterward it was his favorite
The discomforture of the rival
males in the neighborhood was as
amusing as it was unmistakable.
Each in turn tried the new song, but
not one succeeded.
What Are We Coming Tot
The following is printed "for true
in a London journal :
The house of a well known lady
novelist was the other day observed
to be shrouded in the gloom of drawn
curtains and lowered blinds. Sym
pathetic friends presently called to
inquire what family affliction had
taken place. They were admitted
Into the darkened drawing room,
where, clad in deep mourning and
holding a clean pocket handkerchief
in her hand, tbe lady novelist sat,
weeping, upon the couch. A sympa
thetic and inquiring murmur from
the visitors elicited a fresh burst of
tears as the lady sobbed forth: "Af
fliction Yes, I should think so. My
hero is just dead!"
The Borrowed Uouk.
"The borrowed book." What a text
for a sermon, said a clever author.
If books are borrowed, mar them not;
neither turn down the leaves, and,
above all, be careful to return them
in as good a 6tate of preservation as
when borrowed. To write on the
margins is unpardonable, vulgar, ill
bred. Good Housekeeping.
A Cow Superstition.
According to Indo-European folk
lore the clouds of the heavens were
nothing but cows, who were invested
with the duties of a psychopomp. At
times these clouds descended to the
earth and assumed their bovine garb.
but their duty remained the same.
Hence the superstition prevalent in
tnany agricultural countries that a
cow breaking into a garden foretells
a death in the family. The psycho
pomp was merely looking for a soul
to escort to the hereafter. New
What Wrinkles Signify.
Wrinkled foreheads in children be
token consumption, rickets or idiocy.
Vertical wrinkles of the brow come
early to men who do much brain
work. Arched and crossing wrinkles
about the lower middle of the fore
head betoken physical or mental suf
fering. Fine close meshed wrinkles
which cover the face, 6ign of age
and decrepitude, are caused by loss
of contractile nervous force and ar
prevented by hot bathing, friction