The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, September 02, 1893, Image 1

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HOOD ItlVUR, OR KG ON, SATURDAY. SKPTEMIJKR 2, 1893.
NO. 14.
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OCCIDENTAL NKWS.
Tin' estimates for the rout to repair
tlii llmtfuit me pliucl $27-.7'M by the
Washington investigating olllcials.
Win k (in Sun Mii'io'H harbor Iiiim been
rIIiiK. iI in Captain S. R. Smith of Port
land, Or., iiikI work Hill l begun noon.
. Tim Sacramento l in i n -iii 1 1 struck
for ciht hours a iluy. They have been
loi ki'il up, mill will U) fi ll on bread mid
water for awhile.
( vrr 1 2.)'.t,U(( havft been sjient trying
to iitimi tlin Sun Pedro from Brotchy
ledge. Now tho work will havo to In'
aImuiiIoih' I. 'I'll w iron tiutloin in full of
llllll'x,
Charles Nickel, n dudish young man
lit 1 ,01 Angeles, Iihh been iirri'Mtcil for
stealing letters addressed to hotel guests
n h i which contained money. Hit iliii
lint toiiiiiic himself to any jmrtic ular
hotel.
'1 inuiti.ciis along the Southern Pacific
i.i t 1 im iin1 indignant lit tin! ccssa
tiuii of work in the tunnels between
(-until Margin ita Hinl J'.lwood mill the
'oiim'iiii itt tleliiv in giving them jiroin-i.-ed
I Hi- relief.
A i it'h triko wiw matin nt tho Oest
mine ul Silver Cily, New, Friday. The
mctitgt' n-fiiy value was $l,tKH) per ton.
The tiiiijnit of the mine tin month will
ovei'tl nJO.lHK). It in ojicrated by live
men.
'I he cupper iniueM lit Copperoois,
('.ihivcius county, ("ill., have closed
iIohii. The mines are owned by Fred
lin k Amen of the Union l'licilic ru.il -iti.il,
ainl were part of tho estate of
I :iver A mcf . Ahout 300 men lire forced
into idleness, many of wliotu have
families anil had built homes at Coji-
JuTopolis.
Grunge growers in Southern California
claim the iast season has been unprollt
nhle. They propose to form a co-operative
association anil handle most of the
crop themselves hereafter. The ship
in, nt' were 0,0'K) carloads, 2,0U0 above
the previous season.
The rcceiver'n inventory of the Port
laud (r.) Savings Hank shows that
the hank holds notes aggregating $50,
WO, dated July 27, while the hank
closed its doors July 2S. Moct of .he
unit sure against ciniloycs mid olllecrs
of I lie hank ami President Uekuin's four
eons.
Operations in tho Utah Consolidated
mine on the Couisttx'k havo been sus
licnded. KxplorutioiiM in that mine have
been in luogrcss for the last twenty
yearn, tind during that time. assessments
were levied on the property aggregating
$120,000. Sharcholdurs have at last re
fused to jury assessments.
A regularly organized hand of chicken
thieves has "la-en at work for some time
in the ncighliorhood of Sacramento.
The fowls were carried to different points
from Sacramento and nhipped to San
Fiancistm. On of the gang was cap
tured on tho Phu-ervillo train, but his
confederates aro etill at large.
Tho Lighthouse Board gives notice
that oii rW-pteinber 16 a red-lantern
light will he established near the west
end of the south jetty in Oakland (Cal.)
harbor, and that the red light just out
side the north jetty, ahout three-quarters
of a mile, to tho eastward of the
Oakland harbor light, will Iks discontin
ued on the same date.
A circular issued at Astoria, Or.,
places the total salmon pack for tho
season of 18M, which has just closed,
at 375,500 cases of all grades, or about
equal to that of 1801, and 00,000 cases
short of last year's pack. Of these a
largo proportion aro flat cans and all
havo been sold to domestic dealers, and
many cannora will bo short in their
deliveries.
The Los Angeles Chamber of Com
merce denounces tho map which is pub
lished with tho State books, for which
the Legislature voted $25,000, and 130,
000 copies of which were recently pub
lished for circulation at tho World's
Fair, ami auks Governor Markhain,
under wlioso name tho book is published,
to immediately suppress the circulation
of "so inaccurate and misleading a
document."
There aro said to be many idlo men
on the streets at Fresno, who aid in the ,
agitation against tho Chinese, but who
will not work when places aro ready for
them in tho orchards and vineyards, j
Several gaiigs of Chinamen were driven
from vineyards the other night, but no
whjtes would go to work to fill the
places made vacant. This action is not
general, for many whites of both sexes
have found and accepted needed em- J
ployml(.
lil'SINKSN ItllKVlTIKS.
F.loctrlc tramways and railways In Mil
rope aggregate about 270 miles.
A lligator's tail is one of the queer del
icacies much tii.ed by Southern Creole
goiii'imiinlH,
It is estimated that at lni't 1,01)0,1100
hounds of rubber are annually used for
hicyclo tires.
Twenty thousand people at Itcd'litch,
Fiigiaud', make, mom than 100,000,00"
needles a year.
Tanning is donu hi this country In
iitiout one-quarter the time usually al
lowed in Km ope.
The largest knitting needle jihint In
the world bus recently been enlarged at
Manchester, N. II.
The manufacture of a single needle in
cludes some twenty-one or twenty-two
dill'ereiit roeesMOM.
About 111) per cent of the copper jiro
duccd in this country comes from the
Lake Superior region.
In lHHl) the United States irodnrcd
ID.'!, (Ml tons of rcllncd copper, neailv
half the world's yield,
Thirty thoiii-mitl tons of "stair" ma
terial were tilted ill the walls of the
World's Fair building.
P.y improvements in mining machinery
one man in lKhH raised more ore than
four men could in I Hi ill.
The gn at gold fields of South Africa
were discovered ill lKiHt by an elephant
hunter iiaineil Hartley.
Pining the pant five years 10,rOu,(M)0
worth of ostrich feathers have la-en ex
jiortetl from Cape Colony.
The consumption of nails in thin conn
trv has incniitH'd from 1,82-1.721) kegs ill
l.Soil to 5,002, 17H kegs in lH'.M .
1 he iiiiri -basing power of money in the
lays of the liomaii Fiuperors was alioiit
t'ii times what it is at present.
Cakes of tea in India, pieces of silk in
China, salt in Abyssinia and rod!lah in
Ireland have all been used as money.
For the week ended July 31 the Chat
tanooga Tradesman reports twenty-four
new industi ics established or incorjor
alctl. An immense foutidrv, covering six
acres, is being built by the Carnegie firm
near Pittsburg, to la; operated entire.')
by 1 lei tricity.
Since tint settlement of the Black Hills
the sum of if 1 1,000,000 has been produced
in gold alone. The annual output ex
ceeds 7,'(M,(hH.
The latest use for aluminium is for
street-car tickets, anil it must he con
ceded that the metal is singularly adapt
ed (or the jmi'pose.
The daily total supply of water hy the
Imdon companies is 200,201,870 gallons
for a population estimated at 5,Xi;,lil7,
representing a daily consumption jut
heat I of :!7.:l i.'iillons for all jiuiposes.
The United States mints coined i'M,
77,000 in gold last year, which is 2'.j
jier cent of the total money circulation
in the country. Besides this our mints
manufacture." 1 2:1,2! K),000 in gold bars
last year.
The annual meat iroduction of Aus
tralia is u00 pounds per inhabitant; of
Argentina, :O0; of the United States,
17H; of Ireland, 100; of Denmark, 128;
of Spain, 71; of France, 70; of Ureat
Britain, 6:(; of Italy, 28.
PURELY PERSONAL.
Justice Field is tho only Supreme Jns
tice remaining who sat in the famouus
Electoral Commission.
F.x-Attornev-tieneral Garland is jury
ing his annual visit to his summer home
at Hominy Hill near Little Hock.
Mr. Harris, the comjioser of the jiopn
lar song "After the Ball," will, it is said,
realize over $100,000 from its sale.
F.x-Governor Richard J. Oglesby of Il
linois told a reporter the other day that
just now he is more interested in pota
tiM's than politics.
Colonel John S. Mosby, the famous
ex-Con federate, is jiracticing law in San
Francisco. He is nearly 00 years old,
but stands straight as an arrow, and is
full of vigor.
Andrew Carnegie has rented licsiden
Craig Castle in Scotland Craig-dhu
House, two miles from the castle on the
banks of lxch Ovie, near the rocky re
cesses where Prince Charlie took refuge
after the battle of Culloden.
Albert Snider, a grandson of million
aire " Luckv " Baldwin of San Francisco,
has enlisted as a private in the United
States cavalry. He savs he likes the
army and means to stuify for a commis
sion. His grandfather approves of his
action.
Governor Russell of Massachusetts re
ceived a few days ago in his mail a box
containing a cigar sixteen inches long
and two inches in diameter. It had been
sent by the Consul at Costa Rica, whose
design's ujwm tho Governor's health and
comfort can only bo surmised.
Tho Rajah Rajagan is having a high
old time at Newport. He has dined with
McAllister, and has seen Miss Lester.
Tho Rajah's explanation that ho has
only two wives instead of six, a calumny
that was started by some designing
Spanish Duke, has entirely relieved
Newport. eociety from any embarrass
ment in receiving him.
Count Crispi, ex-Premier of Italy, is
again ill; For several weeks he has been
a patient in his lovely villa, Lina, near
Naples. Tho Countess and the states
man's daughter are his devoted attend
ants, lie has been obliged to give up
all attention to politics for the present.
Miss Mat Crim, tho young novelist,
was born in Louisiana, but has spent
most of her lifo in Georgia. At present
she is living in New ork, and is en
gaged on a novel and a play. In appear
ance she is graceful and girlish. She is
still quite young. Her first story was
"An Unfortunlt Creetur," sketch of
poww and pathoi.
KASTKUN MELANGE.
The Kansas Coal MintTH' Btrike
Nearintf an Knd.
ACT OK A UEIilOIOL'S LUNATIC
A Nehruska County Treasurer Skljm
With the Swag- Drought lu
New York State.
Heventeen-year locusts have jiut In an
appearance, in Missouri.
An irrigation canal eighty-six miles
long is to be dug in Colorado.
(ieneral Fit. John Porter has tiecoiuo
cashier of New York's jsstoflico.
General Booth of the Salvation Army
is coming to this country in October.
The Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul
proposes to reduce wages 10 jx-rcent.
The late Thomas J. Morse of St. Ihum
carried f 110,000 insurance on his life.
The Health Officer of Florida declares
there is no yellow fever at Pcnsaeola.
Mola-rly, Mo., has two hanks which
are said to actually turn away depositors.
At Lancaster, Pa., recently hundreds
of acres of tobacco were ruined by hail.
The iron and steel mills in Pennsyl
vania that were shut down are starting
U.
The New York Tribune declares that
racing is going downward in public esti
mation. Nearly 175,000 damage was done at
Lynn, Mass., by Hoods following a re
cent storm.
Rejiresentatives of Egypt are studying
Southern methods of cotton-raising near
Atlanta, (hi.
The Now York Recorder (Rep.) advo
cates the free coinage of silver at a rea
sonable ratio.
B. P.Hutchinson, or "Old Hutch,"
has sold his membershiji on the Chicago
Board of Trade.
Two of the 5,000-horse-power turbine
wheels for the great Niagara power plant
are nearly done.
The Rock Island switchmen threaten
to strike if an attempt is made to re
duce their wages.
Mining experts aro actively at work
inspecting the gold region of the Rocky
Mountain States.
A tine otialitv of coal In seeming in
exhaustible quantity has been found in
Kerr county, lex.
The New York banks will soon In
crease their circulation to the extent of
$8,000,000 or $10,000,000.
Philadelphia Italians have been try
ing to wreck cable cars, In-cause their
children were killed by them.
A comjianv has been formed to intro
duce the sliding railway system exhib
ited at Chicago into this country.
A movement is in jirogress to intro
duce improved machinery in the gold
districts of Alabama and Georgia.
One thousand saloons have suspended
business in Chicago this month. They
could not stand $500 a year license.
Galveston is exjieriencing an excess of
rainfall ami New Orleans a drought. A
year ago these conditions were reversed.
The Kansas coal miners' strike is Hear
ing an end. Tho strikers aro trying to
return to work on the best terms obtain
able. Thero is great apjirehension at Omaha
lest tho foundation of the new Federal
building is not on ground stable enough
to support it.
A Chicago statistician figures that
wheat at the price it is now selling $19
a ton is only $0 a ton more than timo
thy hay is bringing.
The employes of the bureau of en
graving and' printing at Washington
nave been ordered to work till 6 o'clock
every working day until further notice.
At Philadelphia Rachel Boyle, 25 years
of age, during a jieriod of religious ex
citement cut otr a portion of her lips,
and then broiled it as an offering to God.
The State officers of Kansas have de
cided to send out a commissioner to so
licit seed wheat for fanners of that State,
taking notes from the farmers in pay
ment. The women of Hiawatha, Kan., are
raising funds to send all of the drunk
ards of that town to the Keeley cure,
and they expect to make money by the
operation.
The American Bankers' Association
Convention, announced to be held in
Chicago September 6 and 7, will not
take placo because of the present finan
cial situation.
Barrett Scott, Holt county (Neb.)
Treasurer, has disappeared, and an in
vestigation of his accounts shows a short
age of about $00,000. It is thought that
Scott has gone to Mexico.
Tojiolobampo colonists have reached
Kansas, and have asked Congressman
Broderick to investigate the methods
pursued by the managers of the colony.
The refugees say it is a swindle
Only Massachusetts, Virginia, Ohio,
Wisconsin and Iowa will elect Governors
this fall. Onlv three Legislatures to be
chosen in Virginia, Kentucky and
Iowa will elect United States Senators.
Local bankers at Mobile, Ala., ridicule
Bradstreet's report of a probable crisis
in the cotton region, owing to want of
currency. When the time comes they
say all the necessary funds will be forth
coining. Chicago has been so overrun with car
penters that the unions of that city
have appealed to' sister Unions through
out tho country for financial aid to en
able them to pay the fares of some of
the ocemplojeo to other cities.
FROM WASHINGTON CITY.
Mr. Vest's hill impropriating $.'!00,000
for a site and building in Washington,
to lie known as the Hall of Records, has
passed the Senate.
The Attorney-General has decided
that tho Secretary of the Treasury has
tio authority to extend the time of the
withdrawal of domestic whisky from
bonded warehouses.
Consul-General Mason at Frankfort,
Germany, has made a rejsirt to the State
Department, in which he says that tin
der the new tariff not only will Germany
cease to draw from Russia supplies of
ryo and jictrolciim, every year amount
ing to millions of dollars; but, owing to
the drought, she will have a serious de
ficit this year in her own crop of grain,
which will call for a very large importa
tion of breadstuff's from tho United
States.
Senator Dolph will make an earnest
effort to have the limit of cost of Port
land's jiiihlic building increased from
$750,000 to $1,000,000. He started the
hull rolling by the introduction of a bill
for that urH)Se the first day that bills
were introduced in the Senate. It is
possible that ho may la? able to work the
bill through Ixjth Houses, if any are
jiassed at this session. There will laj no
trouble in getting it through the Senate.
The stick will come in trying to have it
jiass the House. The Senator's bill for
a jitiblic building at Baker City provides
for an ajprojriationof $100,000. anil the
samo amount is asked for a building at
Salem.
The bill of the Finance Committee of
the Senate to allow national banks to
issue currency to the par value of the
bonds deposited by them in the Treas
ury is sure to exja-rience very stormy
weather. One of the obstacles is Cock
rell's amendment directing the Secretary
of tho Treasury to redeem the outstand
ing 2 a;r cent isinds by a new issue of
greenbacks. Cockrell calculates that
more than $20,000,000 of the $25,000,000
of these bonds will be presented for re
demption, and that thus an issue of
more than $20,000,000 in greenbacks will
be put in circulation. It is understood
that he has also in reserve several other
pro'xjsitions that will not la? jileasing to
the national banks nor their friends. In
the Senate the new Democratic Senator
from Nebraska (Allen) is also prepared
to attack the bill with an amendment for
the suspension of interest on bonds de
laisited by the national banks as the
Lasis for increasl circulation.
Commissioner Miller of the bureau of
internal revenue, in response to an in
quiry made recently, issues an official
statement as to the refusal of collectors
of internal revenue to receive checks in
pavment of taxes. Mr. Miller said:
"The imjiression seems to be general
throughout the country that the refusal
of collectors of internal revenue to ac
cept checks in payment of internal
revenue taxes is in accordance with in
structions which have been issued bv
the Secretary of the Treasury. No such
instructions have laen issued. The
fact is that until recently the collectors
have, at their ow n risk, accepted checks
in jiayment of taxes, and the same have
been received hy the dejxisitories as so
much cash. The condition of things in
tho country being such at this time that
the collectors cannot use these checks
at the depositories in the payment of
amounts due from them on account of
the internal revenue taxes, they are
compelled to exact payment in the
manner provided by section 3473 R. S.,
which is as follows; 'And all taxes
and all other debts and demands, than
duties on imports, accruing or becoming
due to the United States, shall be paid
in gold anil silver coin, treasury notes.
United States notes or notes on national
banks.' If the banks could pay cur
rency on the checks drawn ujxin them
bv narties who have taxes to oav. the
checks would be received by the collect
ors as heretofore and the existing diffi
culty would be at an end."
CHICAGO EXPOSITION.
Negotiations are under way to allow
the Washington State building to remain
permanently after the fair as a natural
history museum.
Medals have been awarded by the jury
selected to pass upon the paintings in
oils and water at the fair to the artists of
all countries except the United States,
Mexico, Germany and Austria.
It is said the big diamond which is the
star of the Tiffany exhibit at the World's
Fair has been bought bv Mrs. Charles
T. Y'erkes, wife of the Chicago street-
ranwav King, ine price paia is quoiea
at$100",000. The diamond is about the
size of a small walnut.
The Maharajah of Kapurthala, King
of Kings, owner of 200 elephants, liege
lord of hfty wives, having an annual in
come of $10,000,000, spent an hour in
the Oregon Horticultural exhibit view
ing the various kinds of fruits, and was
loud in his praise of their superior ex
cellence. The names of some of the
prominent nurserymen were given him,
and he proposes to take with nim to his
kingdom some Oregon fruit trees.
In the gallery of the liberal arts build
ing at the Worid'sFair the central figure
of a group in the educational exhibit of
Oregon is a finely executed photograph
of Governor Penuoyer. This likeness is
shown in the space devoted by Oregon
to the State Board of Education, of
which the Governor is President. This
photograph is the subject of more re
marks perhaps than any of Oregon's ex
hibits. The multitude pass by to ad
mire the likeness or to criticise the Gov
ernor. They are attracted to the spot,
not because the Governor refused to meet
President Harrison at the State line ; not
because he would not permit the State
cannon to be fired ujwn Cleveland's re
election ; not because he told Grover to
mind his own business ; not because he
received and welcomed Adlai so pleas
antly upon the Vice-President's recent
visit to the capital, but because he is to
day the beet advertised man in America,
and the people want to see " what he
looks like."
FOREIGN FLASHES.
Final Estimate of the Hunga
rian Wheat Crop.
GREAT ADVANCEMENT IN RUSSIA
An Estimate of the Wheat Crop of
Great Britain Earthquakes
on the Adriatic.
Tobacco culture is prohibited in Egypt.
The Stramboli volcano is in violent
eruption.
Great Britain received 10,057,000 let
ters from America last year.
The paternal French government trans
ports live bees through the mails for
apiarists.
It is estimated that the new African
gold mines will double their product
this year.
In the last thirty years the imports of
silver by India amounted to about $1,
100,000,000. Italy's government will forbid all pil
grimages to Rome in the event of chol
era continuing abroad.
The Austrian government has prohib
ited the circulation in the country of the
Chicago Staats Zeitung.
Colombia has declared the manufact
ure of cigarettes and tho sale of salt to
be national monojwlies.
Sunday dances are said to have be
come a recognized institution with the
" smart set " in London.
The International Medical Congress,
set for Rome September 24, has been
jostjoned to April, 1804.
Rejieated shocks of earthquake have
destroyed one-half the town of Matti
nata on tho Adriatic coast.
Rocktown and Cavalry, on the west
coast of Africa, are now blockaded by
the Liberian government.
The Hungarian crop of wheat is finally
estimated at 120,000,000 bushels, against
141,000,000 bushels last year.
It is estimated that 500,000 persons
have been thrown out of work through
the British coal miners' strike.
Tobacco, cigars, cigarettes and the
nasal mixture are forbidden from enter
ing New Zealand by parcel j)ost.
Paris labor unions want to force a gen
eral strike October 1 because the govern
ment closed their labor exchange.
In England there is considerable talk
alout grasshoppers as diet, due to the
statements of Stanley and other African
explorers.
Diamonds to the value of over $5,000,
000 were sold in one lot recently by the
De Beers Company of South Africa to a
syndicate.
High water continues in Galicia and
Northern Hungary, and great damages
have resulted. In many places the
peasantry are beggared.
The duty which Germany is said to
have levied upon Russian grain is more
than 50 per cent higher than on bread
stuffs from the United States.
England w ill need millions of bushels
of American wheat probably the bulk
of 19,000,000 quarters deficiency will be
drawn from the United States. "
Stonecutters in Germany are collect
ing funds for their fellow-craftsmen at
Bordeaux, France, 4,000 of whom are
on strike against a reduction of wages.
It is stated that a study of the census
shows that there are in England 34
blind clergymen, 21 doctors, 2 barristers
and 14 lawyers engaged in active work.
India has hoarded $135,000,000 worth
of silver and half as much in gold,
mostly in the shape of idols and orna
ments hidden out of sight, in thirty
years.
It is said that William Waldorf Astor
has set out to have the best racing
stable in England. He is buying ever
thoroughbred of reputation that is
offered to him.
The New Zealand Labor Department
prints a monthly journal giving statistics
of the labor market throughout the
world. . It is distributed among the
workmen free of charge.
Josejih Hessel, tho Austrian, who is
said to have invented the marine screw
propeller, died in abject poverty. But a
monument was erected to his memory
the other day in Vienna.
The Mark Lane Express in its weekly
review of the British grain trade says":
The British wheat crop is now estimated
at 56,000,000 bushels. This leaves 168,
000,000 bushels to be imported.
The number of emigrants who during
the past half year sailed from the ports
of Great Britain reached the total of
179,088, as against a total of 176,814 in
the corresponding jeriod of 1892.
Buckingham Palace is about to be
closed for six months. The sanitation
of the place is imperfect. All the house
hold servants,' including the head house
keeper, will be put on board wages.
The Maories of New Zealand are de
manding home rule. The British have
"raised them from their savage state
and educated them," and now they want
to attend to their own affairs instead of
being governed by the white settlers.
The Pope has directed the Catholic
inhabitants at Naples not to fast on
Fridays as long as the cholera prevails,
as the physical weakness resulting from
fasting might increase the danger of
contagion.
Three women have been slaughtered
in the open air of London's suburbs by
unknown assassins recently. In each
case the victim was silently and swiftly
killed with a knife, and the murderer
vanished without leaving a trace of him-telL
An Episode of Nrlrnka LI Co.
I met a gentleman at the Union depot
the other night who had just returned
from Kearney county. He said: "Itook
up a claim three weeks ago and built my
shanty with more care than is usually
taken with them. 1 built a bedstead of
boards in the corner and laid in a stock
of canned goods and dried meat. The
first night after it was completed I
crawled into bed and fell into a deep
sleep. About midnight I was awakened
by a half dozn rude jolta, some one
cracked a whip, yelled 'Git up!' and I
Straightway folt tho motion of a heavy
wagon. I was but half awake, but I re
alized thut my bed wan tipped to an
angle of 45 degs. and that everything
was moving. I realized that my shanty,
supposed to be unoccupied, was being
stolen with me in it. I grasped my re
volver and emptied it at the walls and
in answer heard the sound of scattering
feet I crawled ont of the small win
dow and drove back about 100 yards to
the site of the house, where I made the
horses fast and posted myself under the
wagon. The next day I drove twomiles
to my nearest neighbor and soon had his
opinion and that of several other farm
ers. They all said the horses and wagon
were mine beyond donbt, as no one
would ever claim them." Kansas City
Times.
Going Horn to Wlfo lis Ilaa Never Seen.
Wong Sle Kie came from Hong-Kong
to America three years ago. He tarried
not at San Francisco or New York, but
selected Hartford as his abiding place.
Immediately he began washing clothes,
and his attention to business and his
good natured "Hello" to all visitors
brought him many customers. He pros
ered so well that he thinks he has now
made enough to justify his return to
China.
Wong will leave Hartford for Saa
Francisco, from which port he will take
immediate passage for his beloved Hong
Kon. He has sold out his business to
a consin, who has taken charge. His
savings and the money he got for his
laundry amount to $2,000. representing
bis net profit after his living expenses
have been deducted from three years of
laundrying. Wong says his father and
mother are living, and that he has
brothers and sisters. Besides, he has a
wio in China, to whom he has been
married since he came to America. His
imperfect English prevented a lucid ex
planation of how this marriage occurred.
flartford Courant
A Successor -of Newton.
Bir George Gabriel Stokes, who is till
he retires senior member for Cambridge
university, is one of the most distin
guished mathematicians of the day. He
is an old man in the "seventies," below
the medium height, with snow white
hair and a very "high forehead. Sir
George i3 president of the Royal society,
an office which was held by the famous
Sir Isaac Newton, who was also member
for the University of Cambridge. These
two positions, which have never been
held by one individual since the time of
Newton, are now. after the lapse of up
ward of two centuries, happily combined
in Sir George.
To carry the analogy further, Newton
never once spoke in parliament, while
Sir George, although an assiduous sitter
out of debates, has during his five years
of parliamentary life addressed the
house on two or three occasions only.
It is not generally known that Sir George
Stokes is an Irishman. His father, a
distinguished graduate of Trinity col
lege, was rector of Screen, about seven
miles from the town of Sligo. London
Star.
How Maine Firemen Managed.
The firemen of Caribou, Me., were
called upon to perform a feat rather out
of the usual line of duty. The bridge
across the Aroostook river connecting
the two sections of the village burned,
and although the adjacent bnildings in
the main village were saved those on
the opposite side of the river, near the
end of the bridge, took fire and were
threatened with destruction. All of the
fire apparatus was in the main village,
the bridge was destroyed and there
were no boats at hand. Accordingly
the best swimmers in the fire company
were selected to swim the river with
a liue of hose. They accomplished the
feat and got across just in time to pre
vent the destruction of $50,000 worth of
property. Philadelphia Ledger.
Came Back After Forty-one Tear.
A Missouri man left his wife and went
to Australia forty-one years ago, where
it was reported he died. A few days
ago, however, he unexpectedly returned
homo with a large fortune. There was
a joyous meeting between husband and
wife so long separated, but once more
happily reunited. Strange to say, his
wife bad lived single all these many
years with the dim hope of once more
eeeing her husband. They are both quite
aged now, being upward of seventy
years. Exchange.
A pair of very economical lovers, In
Los Angelos, Cal., hit upon a plan to
cheat Uncle Sam of his postage. The
young man hired a box at the postoffice
and gave his sweetheart a duplicate key.
They exchanged correspondence through
the box.
The recent losses by fire in the cargo
of ships carrying cotton has shown that
cotton seed oil, when held in the cotton
on the outside of the bale, rapidly oxi
dises and generate spontaneous combustion.