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About The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 26, 1893)
HOOD KIVKK, OREGON, SATURDAY. AUGUST 26, 1893.
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Tbo Glacier Publishing Companj.
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Moving km cutting BMtl dun.
S.hifn tlllll (llilfailUtd.
A. I. ( 'liililn'x.H, malinger of the i lenr-
illl( llllllMI III I.OH Allgl'll'S, llllM I I'M i l II. I
ill llic Milii iiiitiiiii of tin' clearing-house
Tin- m-an-ity n( salmon in tin1 Colum
liia I In hi ii-iiii im more marked than ever
III (nil', iiinl llllH ll'l to tin- ln-lief in ninny
iiiuli ii tlmi tin' riviT is HhIhmI out, iiml
tli.il li.h .. lu-els, traps iiii'l seines must
I..- ulHilihlii'il in iutiiri' if tin' industry in
tu In- n-vivi d.
I In- pt-uple of Viiniit unci viridity In-lit
it iini-H iiii'itiiii; recently, huiI liniuii
lliuilf.lv utfr t to request I'll i It'll Stuti'M
Aitiii ni'V-" iciu-ral Olnt'V not to appeal to
tin- I 'tiitft Mutes Supreme Court the
AU'ihIuiii'n laud-grant tiiMi', recently
fi.li' I in favor of tin' fliiiiiiiintN by tin'
I'lllled Mlltl-H l.llllll Court of I'llVllle
CIhiiiik. The reasons given arc that the
Hi iilfiN on tlif grant urn pt-rt't ftty hiiUn
l.i .1 w 1 1 1 1 thr ilceixiull.
li-li-i iiiuii on tin- Iwcr Columbia
had hit lift in tin' river, and was innk
itUUilrilt, ttli'-ll till' steamer T. .1. 1'ot
f r pa-nd mi ln-r way to Astoria. Tht
captain ilnl not fft the lift, uihI in pass
ing niif o tin- vosse I'm big wheels jits ked
it an. I wound it iiroiliiil tlif shaft,
Inking t In- liflifMiiun mill part of his
Ul.lt with it. I'llltlllllltfly III' was HO
completely tangled in tlm ni't that he
m.ii In-Ill lirinly in "lif place mi'l i-urrifil
it i n i 1 . ainl escaped bi'inji daubed to
pun-. Hit outcries for lifl were heard
llll.) till' r-lfiUIIlT WHS Stopped, llll'l lit'
In -peaking of Oregon being unrcpre
M'iitf.1 in tin- Niilimiiil Board tin- Chica
go Ti ihuue of a lale date remarks: "Or
egon it without representation in tlif
deliberations of tlif National Coiumis-
hi mill in lliit ini'iilcnt there in mi-
otlii-r ffiiiiiri'of tlif old Cleveland-Pen-iiovi-r
Ii ii'l. (Mm of Oregon's National
t 'iiiuiiii-Moiii r.t iH ill, ami hit alternate
resigned. To tliiH resignation tlif Gov
ernor paid no hffil. (ircgon'H titlii'r
('iiiimiiioncr in not in tint city, and t lie
( Iiivi iiioi'k ri-fiiMal to notify tlif I 'rt-si-ili
nt of tin- vacancy in tlif commission
li-ivi-.t Oregon without a Hpoki-ninaii.
(in gnnians are fearful that tlu-y will
fan' ill in the apjiortioninent of jurors
of awards, anil have asked the National
Commission to take such net ion an will
ri'Miill in Oregon having a voice in the
One of the inoHt important features
presented to visitors iH tho magnificent
educational cxhihit, now fully open ami
complete, in tho ilcpartment of lilieral
arts. cnrlv all of the States ami 'IV r
ntoi icH aif t rt'ilitalily re prcHcntfil. i'ur
tinilai ly aw tlif inont ilintant HtutcH well
rrprcHi-ntcil, from tho Atlantic to the
i'iu ilic, ami of thi'Ht! no exhibit iH more
attractive than that prcHcntetl by the
State of Oregon. ItH npecilio cbaracter
iHlicH are inuncrourt uml many of them
uiiiiiie, ami at once hold the attention
of the putter-by. In the department of
ornitholoK'V there iH a ninniiillcent diH
plav f all' the game birdH of Oregon ol
egiintly inouiiteil. There are freo-hand
ami mechanical drawingH and photo
graph work illustrating all featureH of
imlilic-Hchool work through the Heverul
griuU'H. Of the higher iiiHtitutionn of
lfariiing the State Univermty, the State
Agricultural College and the Willamette
l.!iiivciitity lead in their exhibits The
entire exhibit in a tribute to the enter
prite, nkill and ability of tho teacherH
mid bcIiooIh of tho Web-foot Ktato.
vj One of the mowt attractive exhibits to
the public, in the inineH and mining
building in the model or miniatnro hy
draulic, placer mine in the Oregon ec
tion, which an a drawing card to the
general public, in only mirpaHHed by the
nilver Htatue of "JiiHtice." Tho placer
mine conmHtH of a bed of gravel alwut
lif teen feet long and nix feet wide, with
Hluicewav through the middle. A Hinall
hvdrauli'c rain throws a vigorous Htream
o( water agaiimt the gravel bank, carry
ing the dirt dow n in the Hluico where the
gold its caught by the rillles placed (tohh-im-
in t he box. A number of Oreiroit
placer-mining proper! ieH gave the gravel,
100 Hacks of 150 poundH each coming
from the following properties: Ingram
A linker, Centennial and Willow Springs
in Willow Springs district, lavenport in
the Davenport district; on the opening
dav some gravel from the Basin mine,
the property of Captain Clough of Port
land, was worked over ra clean-np was
made after each bag was worked, but the
gold was allowed to remain in the boxes
in order to give visitors an insight into
the system of placer-mining. A final
clean-up was made late in the afternoon,
which netted about one ounce of gold
dust and two nuggets weighing alwut
one-eighth of an ounce each. This spe
cial at traction is in charge of F. H. Rowe,
(superintendent of the Oregon mining
exhibit. New York Engineering and
The tin-plate factory at Klwood, I 1 . ,
Iiuh ri-Hiiiiic.1 work, giving employment
lo TiilO men.
Cmiada HiipplifH ni-arly all the plum
bago used by Ainrican iiiuiiufuc tun-rs of
Four hundred and forty pcrnoiiH in
this country live on the lalmr of every
1(1(1 w orkerH,
There are Hi'vi-nty-Hf ve n zinc iiiiiies in
I'l'ilHtia, which prmhlce one-half the
woi M'h .inc.
ltisHtutfd that women hold M,()Hl
Hhuri-H in I'hiludi-lphia building and loan
Tint distance from New York to Mel
bourne via San I'niiH ihi o is I2,'JU5 uiilct ;
to iiongkong, 10,fi!lll inili-H,
(iliiMt brifkM aif luudf ho i hfiiply that
it see iiih only a matter of time when
glass houses may come in fashion.
During the last (linn veart Fnilish
ciipitulintH liitvo iuvesled fFI.IMMI.IHHI in
Mexico and Aiiiericmi capitalists fll-V
British manufacture rs of agricultural
imuliincrv uud hardwure ackiiou Imlge
that the f'nitol States is in keen coin
petition. Fifty-six years ago the block on which
the Chicago Hittollice now stands was
sold at auction for tr().r. It is now worth
Tin1 Amoskeag mills, which hat closed
for the iiionlh of August according to
vote of its directors at Munclifstf r, N.
II., t-uiplovs h.ikmi hands.
The most expensive fur is tin' skin of
the black fox of Kmiitc hatka. Tlifse an
imals art; srur. c and hard to kill, and a
single skin sells for ulsiut fl,(KHJ,
Tolxiggun ex presses have bfen a feat
ure in the Isiw Idcr district of Montana
the past Hi-asoii, mid have been very use
ful in conveying freight to points oil' the
The smallest horse in the world is
named (ienerul Tom Thumb, lie be
longs to n museum out West. He it
thiee feel high, and weighs only eiirhty
The salaries paid to persons in tin
civil service of tlie I'liited States amount
to 4'.hi,kxi,(KM anuuullv. This amount
pays the wages of I H( ',( M M persons. The
average is ( Tt K ) a year.
The fast tram over the New York Cen
tral mid the Fake Shore Is-twccn New
York and Chicago must, it it slated,
carry seventy-live through passengers to
pay tht! cost of running it.
In round iiumbers the total amount of
life insurance written by the diU'crcnt
insurance companies of the world is
ir.MMm.ikin.ooO. of this mm .ritHi.iHHi,
00(1 art- pl.ic-d in the rnitod States.
Soil in Kgvnt is tilled by exactly the
same kind of plow at that used there
5, (MX) years ago. The furrows made are
extremelv shallow, and the clods are
further liroken up with a big woolen
Notwithstanding the world's great me
chanical progress there are winedistricts
in France, Spain and Italy where the
grapes are still trodden with bare feet
under the idea that the wine is better
w lieu made so.
The British insurance companies dur
ing the year IH'.C' received in premiums
CI7,rlH,'0u7, and paid out in losses 11,-((-',
1H17, Tlit expenses and commissions
paid bv fortv companies are placed at
F.lectrie street railways in the United
States have in operation a mileage which
exceeds the sum of street railways run
bv other powers, viz. : 6, (Kill miles run
by electricity, 4,4(10 by horses, 040 by
cable and (120 by steam.
A writer Iuih llgured out that the
United States produces 2.L1X) pounds of
grain to each inhabitant; Denmark,
2,005; Canada, 1,500; Russia, 1,200;
Koumania, 1,150; Spain, 1,100; France,
OtlO; Sweden, !S0; Argentine Republic,
Ufa); Australia, 700; Ciermanv. 700; Bel
gium, 000; Portugal, 550; Ireland, 500;
Scotland, 400; Fngland, 300.
Attorney-General Hendricks of Ken
tucky priiles himself on the fact that he
rose from a lalxirer to his present place
of dignity and honor.
Charles Foster, ex-Secretarv of tho
Treasury, is meeting tbo usual fate of
the unfortunate. Now bo is charged
with gross mismanagement, if nothing
worse, of the financial allairs of those
who had intrusted their interests to his
A horseback ride to last three years
and to extend from Texas to Patagonia
has been planned by Colonel K. F. John
ston of Philadelphia, Philo Beveridge of
Chicago, M. C. Picking of Ottumwa, la.,
and R. lOdgecomb, nephew of Ixml Edge
comb. Mine. Laboudy, widow of the great
French sugar reilner, who left her a for
tune of $:i0,000,0l)0, lives in a small house
at St. Cloud, and spends about $1,000 a
vear. Her son, however, is compensat
ing for this maternal economy by squan
dering the fortune with a prodigal hand.
In the marriage of Miss Catherine
Weed Barnes to Henry Snowden Ward,
editor of the English photographic mag
azine, New York loses one of its bright
est women, and the "right little tight
iittlo island" will gain ono of the best
women amateur photographers in this
Uabriello Greeley, daughter of the
founder of the New York Tribune, is
married to Rev. F. M. Clendinin, pastor
of a fashionable church at Westchester,
N. Y. She iu active in all the charitable
work in the parish, and has done a great
deal toward building the hospital, which
is now nearly finished.
Baron William von Faber, the only
son of Baron Lothar von Faber and part
owner of the world-renowned lead pen
cil factory in Nuremberg, died in Ger
many a few days ago. Tho family is one
of tlie wealthiest in Germany, and its
members stand high among the patri
cians of old Nuremberg.
Trouble, Hmviiig in Railroad
CireleH in Nubnmka.
Al'HTUAI-IAN ItAIiIiOT IN FLORIDA
Suspended Pensioners; (Jlvcn More
Time In Which I o Make Proof
of Their Right.
Thi! w heat crop of Illinois is the small
est ever known.
Chicago's unemployed tiumls:r more
than ever In-fore,
The tnsips will sisin If remov.'d from
the East Tennessee coal mines.
The biggest gus well in America was
struck near Pittsburg last week.
It is said all the members of the Cab
inet will keep house this winter.
The Mormon Tuls-rnacltt choir will go
Fast to sing at the World's Fair.
Work w ill Is- begun on a new Federal
building at Burlington, la., at once.
Hot weather has given East Tennessee
the Is-st cotton crop in twenty years.
The Board of Trade of New Orleans is
working to secure a Is-tti-r muil service.
There w as an increase of over $17,000,
(1(H) in the amount of currency during
A plague of grasshoppers is sweeping
down on thi! farmers in the Tennessee
A I u i ii i 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 car tickets are in use on a
Michigan-street railway, and are quite
The United States Watch Company
of Walthaui Iiuh resinned work, but cut
I.alsir day in St. Ixmis, it is predicted,
w ill furnish the greatest procession ever
More hard coal has U-en mined so far
this vear than ever Is-fore in a corre
Girls may legally smoke cigarettes on
the streets." So reads the decision of a
liuisville ( K v.) court.
West Virginia has sulTered from a
long-continued drought, but a recent vi
olent storm has ended it.
In the Brooklyn elevated railroad sys
tem steam as a motive jtower is to be
superseded by electricity.
Secretary Smith says the Cherokee
Strip w ill probably Ik; thrown open to
settlement on September I.
New York it having no end of trouble
with its cable railroad on Broadway. It
breaks down every day or two.
Ex-Governor Campbell of Ohio an
nounces that under no circumstances
will he be a candidate this fall.
Returns from recent school elections
in Kansas show that women are fond of
exercising the right of sull'rage.
Advices from Labrador reiort thecod
lishiug excellent and salmon-fishing fair.
There are no reports of distress.
The Property in the county of New
York which was exempt from taxation
last year amounted to $004,000,000.
A Baltimore asphalt com pan V has dis
charged 1,000 hands because tlie banks
would not discount its city warrants.
The new postmaster at Dundee, Mich.,
among his other qualification!! has a
mustache o-"4 inches from tip to tip.
There is trouble brewing in railroad
circles of Nebraska over the injunction
proceedings iu the maximum freight law.
A company has applied for incorpora
tion which proposes to construct a ship
canal from Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie.
The Australian ballot was uhihI for the
first time in Florida recently at Jackson
ville, and gave unqualified satisfaction.
New England farmers are reported to
be unable to harvest crops that are re
markably tine because of insufficient
Tho railroads centering in Boston suf
fered a depreciation of more than $10,
600,000 in stock valuation during the
month of July.
There will be no more deaths from
" heart failure " in Philadelphia, for the
Board of Health has declared that there
is no such disease.
A colored people's insurance company,
which had no existence, has been vic
timizing the colored people in New Jer
sey out of large sums.
Taunton, Mass., some yours ago deeded
a site to the United States for a Federal
building and, having lost patience wait
ing for the latter, wants the land back
It is rumored in New York that Will
iam 15. llornblower will be selected to
till the vacancy on the United States
Supreme Bench" caused by the death of
A plot of ground. 75x100 feet, on the
corner of Filth avenue and Eighty-first
I street in Now l ork has been sold to Au
gust Belmont for $285,000, or at the rate
' of $158 a square foot.
I In Milwaukee an old couple took fright
' and drew their savings a few thousand
dollars front the bank. Since then one
of them has sat up all of every night
guarding the money.
i Judge Lochren, Pension Commissioner,
I has ex tended until October 10 the period
within which pensioners whose pensions
have been suspended may make proof of
j their right to receive them.
A great scheme of changing many of
the important surface railroads in "the
section of New York city above Twenty
third street into roads "operated by ca-
bles instead of by horses is agitated.
I Wolves and coyotes are increasing in
numbers on the stock ranges in South
ern Alberta as in the Dakotas and other
Northwestern States, and are causing
serious trouble and loss to the ranchers.
FROM WASHINGTON CITY.
Preparations for opening the Cherokee
Strip are alsmt completed. It is tho
present expectation of Secretary Smith
to have the opening day set lictwoen
Septum tier 1 and Septemls-r 15.
Upon inquiry al the penHion office it
Is learned that up to date there have
Ix-en 0,472 pensions suspended, which
were granted under tho act of June 27,
1HIH), averaging 170 daily. A large pro
portion of these cast's, it is said, were
suspended pending a medical examina
tion. H. II. Gilfry of Oregon has not been
displaced in the Senate, as errom-ously
Mtuli-iJ. lie is out of the men designed
to remain. He is a Democrat, It in
scarcely to Is, expected that Charles
Newell will remain. Gilfry has served
during the Republican ascendency iu the
Senate with satisfaction.
S. II. Boyd, the United Stales Minis
ter to Sium, has not tendered his resig
nation to the President as a result of the
nublicatioii of a is-rsonal letter which
lie wrote to Mr. Holdcrman, expressing
views on the Siamese situation in very
undiplomatic language and reflecting
ujsin Secretary ( iresham. While Colonel
Boyd will not Is asked tt resign, it is
understood hit tenure of office will be
ended by the apjsiintmeiitof a successor.
Mr. Holilerman called on Secretary G res
ham to explain why he made the Boyd
letter public, but tlie Secretary declined
to hear him, stating that he was w holly
indiHeroiit on the subject. Mr. Boyd
was appointed Minister to Siam October
1, Ih.iO. Tho salary of the jiosition is
Secretary (iresham of the State De
partment needs $100,000 to pay the ex
penses of his office. A good part of this
deficit is due to the expense incurred in
the entertainment of foreign visitors,
notably the Duke of Veragua. While
the Duke was in Chicago being luxuri
antly provided for, he w rote to the Pres
ident expressing his regret that he would
Isi delayed in reaching Washington to
pay his respects to the chief executive.
He was informed in reply that the Pres
ident would release him from any obli
gation he might feel in that direction.
He was further advised that arrange
ments had liecn made for his return to
Spain. Of course the Duke was left to
lix the date himself, but there was no
mistaking the anxiety of the department
to have bit visit come to an earl vend.
The expense of the entertainment of
the Duke w ill not fall short of $40,000,
not to mention the entertainment by
Senator Yest haH introduced a bill to
fix the number of grains of gold and
silver in gold and silver coins of the
I nited States, the silver dollars to con
tain 404.4 grains of silver or 510 grains
of standard silver. Yest also offered a
joint resolution setting forth that the
American people from tradition and in
terest favor binietalisni ; that it is the
established policy of the United States
to maintain the parity between gold and
silver, and that it is the duty of Con
gress to speedily enact such laws as
will ellectuallv maintain these objects.
The most sigulicant bill introduced in
the Senate perhaps was ono by Senator
Hill of New York. The measure he pre
sented leaves no doubt of his position on
the financial issue. hue repealing the
purchasing clause of the Sherman act, it
unqualifiedly pledges the country to bi
nietalisni. h is "A bill to repeal certain
sections of tho act of July 14, 181H), en
titled an act directing the purchase of
silver bullion nnd the issue of Treasury
notes thereon and for other purposes.5'
This repealing act, however, " is not to
be construed as abandoning bimetalism,
but it is hereby declared that the policy
of using both gold and silver as standard
money of the country shall be estab
lished, and to the accomplishment of
that end the efforts of the government
shall be steadily and safely directed."
The Western people are felicitating
themselves on the position assumed by
Senator Hill. They are pleased that he
should have so unqualifiedly pledged
himself to bimetalism as to indicate his
willingness to favor subsequent legisla
tion looking to the restoration of Bilver
as money metal.
World's Fair Managers are devoting
much attention to schemes to increase
The Duchess of Marlborough expects
to revisit her native land in September,
and will attend the World's Fair.
What is claimed will be the largest
flagstaff ever erected is to be dedicated
to the World's Fair by the Stale of Wash
ington in September.
Governor Levelling of Kansas will
soon appoint a commission to lay his
gulf transportation scheme before for
eign representatives at the World's Fair.
The British government has sent Ma
jor Cragie to Chicago to report on the
agricultural statistics accumulated by
the various governments at the World's
It is now conceded that the stockhold
ers of the World's FW will not get any
of their money back. It is also conceded
that in addition to their $5,500,000 the
citv of Chicago will not get anv of its
At a meeting of the National Commis
sion Commissioner Goodell of Colorado
precipitated a lengthy and heated de
bate by a resolution reducing the sala
ries of Commissioners St. Clair and Mas
sev, members of the Council of Admin
istration, to $2,500 a year. Now they
are getting $500 per month. The matter
was finally referred to a special commit
tee. Some of the officials and directors of
the exposition have a scheme to charge
25 cents' admission to the fair after 6
o'clock in the evening. The matter has
been under discussion for several days,
it is said, with good prospects of being
carried through. It is believed that by
doins this the increased attendance will
be large enough to more than double the
receipt taken in after 6 oclook.
Financial Heturns of Victoria,
THRIFTY PEASANTS OF RUSSIA.
Capturing Far Seal) on Russian Lund
Without Special Permission
Forblddeu by Ukase.
Bangkok, Siam, has a trolley street
car line, which pays handsomely.
The Duke and Duchess of York re
ceived over 9,000 wedding presents.
A master chimney sweep is among the
new members of the German Reichstag.
New custodians of Shakespeare's house
in Stratford are both patient and oblig
ing. The Rhine wine production this year
will bo unusually large if crops do not
The Franco-German frontier line is to
be remarked to avoid awkward " inci
dents." In Italy, France and Austria only from
4 to 0 per cent of the criminals are well
Tho slave trade is booming in Zanzibar
according to the Bishop of that benight
In France it is propositi to arm the
postmen who have charge of the delivery
of postal orders.
IJuite a colony of Americans has set
tled in Cowles, Isle of Wight, for the
Dr. Koch and his once-vaunted con
sumption cure have fallen into sad dis
repute in Germany.
It is cited as complimentary that near
ly all the monarchs of Kuroje are at
tended by American dentists.
Russia prooses to have an interna
tional fruit exposition and congress at
St. Petersburg in the fall of 18114.
The finances of the Leeds corporation
water works for the past year show a
clear net balance of profit of JE0,351.
It has been found necessary to open a
home in Sydney for servant girls out of
employment, owing to existing depres
sion. As a result of the recent experience
with France in Siam the English govern
ment manifests a strong disposition to
join the triple alliance.
Russian crop prospects have greatly
improved. A fairlv large yield is now
expected, especially of rye, the chief
breadstuff of the nation.
Princess Marie Bibesco swam the Hel
lespont recently from the European
shore to the Asiatic, recalling the ex
ploits of Leander and Byron.
In Germany quantities of watermel
ons are grown, but the people do not
consider them fit for food. They use the
luscious fruit to feed the pigs.
The Alps this year are in splendid
condition for climbing, and ascents are
being made already, which are not usu
ally undertaken until a month later.
News conies from Paris that Mine.
Rhea, the actress, has married W. F.
Hart, her leH.dins.man. who is 25 years
old and fully twenty years her junior.
It is 223 years since a blow was struck
in the House of Commons until the row
of week before last. That historic blow
cost its author an imprisonment in the
A good deal of high play has been go
ing on just lately in some of the London
clubs. The practice of paying with
"paper" has been very much on the
The State railways of Cape Colony,
South Africa, yielded last year 4 14s 8d
per cent on a capital of 18,500,000,
against 4s 13s 4d per cent on 16,500,
000 in 1801.
It is reported that Baron de Roths
child and Jacques Laboudy, a million
aire sugar refiner, will start shortly a 1
cent sporting daily paper named the
According to the opinions expressed
by various Berlin journals the intended
Boer "trek" into German Southwest
Africa will not be sanctioned by the im
The tirailleurs of the Russian army
are to be equipped with snowshoes next
winter. The Prussian troops on the
Russian frontier have used snowshoes
with satisfaction for several winters.
Baron von Bauer, Austrian Minister
of War, said at the sitting of the Budget
Committee of the Austrian delegation
the other dav that the present condition
of society did not permit of the abolition
The financial returns of the Australian
colony of Victoria for the year ending
July 30 are expected to show a deficit of
about 1,008,000 in addition to a debit
balance of 9t0,000 brought forward
from last year.
A modern postal system is soon to be
established in China. The imperial gov
ernment has approved a plan, drawn up
by Sir Robert Hart, under which the
native postal organization will entirely
disappear and will be replaced by an im
perial postoffice, with branches through
out the country, under the management
of qualified foreigners.
An imperial ukase issued recently for
bids the killing or capturing of fur" seals
on Russian land without special permis
sion from the goverment. Persons vio
lating this decree or engaged in unlawful
pelagic sealing will render themselves
liable to imprisonment from two to six
teen months and forfeiture of ships,
equipments and the sealskins already
taken. All cases of unlawful poaching
on seal lifu in Russian territory will be
referred to a district tribunal sitting at
SHREWD CHINESE SERVANTS.
Their Mnthndu of A ppropriating T: in ploy.
r" If uuneliolil Itelongloga.
A former Detroit young lady, now rr.nr
rled and living at Vancouver, I J. C, Is vi.v
iting relatives, and tell noma interesting
m well m amiiHing Ktories of th Chluete,
with which article of humanity Vancouver
Is overrun. They arn ax numerous there
a are neiroe In certain ot the southern
cities, and no one would think of hiring a
white servant, because they are not to he
had. A "tenderfoot" family, she say,
buht to set the price of tlielrjlrnt servant
M moderate an possible, foi, should ther
payhiui twenty-five dollars per month to
tart on, fhey will never be able to hire an
other for a cent less.
The Chinese servants of Vancouver are
not organized Into a union. They don't
need to be. They all know each other aod
all work together to the common end to
get a.4 much as they can of the good
things. The minute a newcomer strike
the town he la shown around. That, he
will be told by his yellow skinned breth
ren, Is a twenty-five dollar house; this
twenty dollar bouse, and so on, and he
readily promises to do aa the rest do.
Mrs. McF tt-lis of a servant she had.
She bad let a former servant, to whom she
was paying twenty-five dollars per month,
go, and hired in his place a celestial from
a "tweutly-flive dollee" bouse. Tlie latter
was the incarnation of stolidity and stu
pidity. He could do only the simplest
tasks and cook only the plainest dishes.
Disgusted with him the lady went to see
bis former mistress, to whom she told all.
"He has simply been fooling you," nn
swered that lady. "Ling was the best
servant I ever had a good cook, who
knew all about the choicest dishes, willing
and active. But how much do you pay
"Ah, there's the secret of his laziness.
He Is merely ganging his work to make it
commensurate with his pay according to
his idea of the fitness of things."
Mrs. McF raised his nay five dollars,
and now gels the latest dishes, etc. She
has come to the conclusion that the
Chinese, especially the servants, are not
Tbey never steal, she says. But they
will lease the household belongings just a
though they owned them. She Went to a
birthday dinner at a frier:!'.-, house one
day and was astonis!:-- j tu see three of her
teaspoons and two damask napkins, ail
handsomely nionogramed, on the table.
Her friend fortunately caught her eye at
the critical moment, aud noting the rising
flush on Mrs. McF 's face, took her
aside and explained matters. She was sat
isfied and resumed her seat at the table,
once more marveling at the mixture of
shrewdness and independence in the Chi
nese character and honesty, too, for these
thlnRsare all reliunously returned, cleaned,
to their rightful owners.
She bad reason later on to thank ber
stars that this was the Chinese custom.
She gave a 6 o'clock dinner in honor of the
visit ot an eastern friend. She wanted to
invite thirty guests, but hadn't the requi
site amount of tableware from which to
feed them all at a table. In her dilemma
she remembered the old trick aud ac
quainted Ling with the facts.
"Allee light, me sabe. Me gettee him,"
promptly responded that worthy.
She and her guests entered the dining
room that evening, and of a verity Ling
had kept his word, for upon that table was
the most varied assortment of knives,
forks, spoons, dishes, etc., she had ever
seen. Tlfe ludicrousuess of the scene fl-Ucd
upon her, and, laughing outright, she ex
plained matters to her eastern visitor, while
the rest of the company looked on and
laughingly nodded approval. Detroit Free
fill the Lungs Dally.
Cultivation of deep inspiration in breath
ing is of the greatest value wherever tbera
is a predisposition to any lung trouble.
Half of the world never use the lower part
of their lungs at all, thus lessening very
materially their chances of resistance to
any disease of the respiratory organs. In
such dangerous and sudden illness as pneu
monia, for instance, a celebrated physician
has affirmed that the chances of life would
be much greater if the patient had been in
the habit of fully filling all the lung a-lls
when in health. A little daily breathing
practice will do much to teach the proper
use of the lungs and have invaluable re
sults in the future, and is certainly well
worth t he ten minutes devoted to the exer
There is a little Instrument called a
"spirometer," which is used for the pur
pose, but an ordinary quill of straw, or a
glass tube, is about as eflicacious. Draw
in the breath slowly until you count a de
liberate fifteen, aud exhale the air for the
the same length of time. At first a de
cided sensation of fatigue will be experi
enced when ten times are counted. In
crease by degrees until you are able to
take twenty deep inhalations without diffi
culty. This done every day will surely
broaden aud deepen the chest, and greatly
increase the power of the lungs. New
The Siberian Register.
There is an administrative regulation In
force in most Siberian penal settlements
requiring political exiles to appear at the
police station daily, semiweekly or week
ly, and sign their hames in a register. The
intention, apparently, is to render escapes
mo're difficult by forcing the exile to come,
at short Intervals, to the local authorities
and say, "I am still here; I haven't es
caped." And as a proof that he hasn't es
caped they make him sign his name in a
book. It is a stupid regulation; it affords
no security whatever against escapes; it is
Intensely humiliating to the personal pride
of the exile, especially if the authorities
happen to be brutal men; and it causes
more heartburning and exasperation than
any other regulation in the whole exile
code. George Kcnnan in Century.
A Fair Financier.
Cobwigger The material for this quilt
must have cost a pretty figure.
Mrs. Cobwigger How can you say such
a thing? Any one but a man would know
that it is made of pieces that were left over.
Why, ever since we were married, when
ever" I bought a new dress 1 got as extra
yard or so for thi very purpose Life.