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HOOD UIVKK, OREGON, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 16, 1893.
3(ood Iiver Slacier.
The Glacier PublLshlng Compiny.
Grant Evans, Propr,
l.aond HI., near Oak. . Uo4 Elver, Or.
ftlitvlng ami l!ilr cutting aeatly dona.
Minister Sues ilis Conjjn'trti
tiuii lor Iaiiiiiy;'H.
Ai'ACIIKS OFF Til KIR KKSF.RVK.
More CiiiiiliriitioiiH in t Ii Fa i It'll
City Hank nt lam AugelcH
Aii (til-SI!: Suicide.
A coiilcut iH on ut Olympia for title to
'I he I'Viiscr river Hiilmon pack is the
largot ever put li.
Tin' Ajpik Ik m arc again oil" th'ir rcKer
valioii. i'lit- Hewn Iium jiiHt Im-cii brought
t TdiiiltHtoiic, A. T.
Tillamook (Or.) 1 1 h 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 h nut in their
' fii i 1 1 yn cutting tin1 legs Mini tails from
ems ami enjoying llieir miserable dentil.
'1'lie four i nt 1 1 1 1 ii 1 hanks at I'trtlainl
which closed their iloorn recently arc de
clared solvent, and they may soon re-
The Succor mine in ( iold Hill (Nev.)
district has discovered that the J lint i"
mine liui lieen taking ore from its ground,
and a heavy nut for damages is, likely to
I!ev. 1 av hi S. Taylor. ex-minister of
the I'irst Congregational Church at Sau
salito, ('ni., has. brought unit against li in
former congregation (or damages amount
ing to ili.'Jii'-'.oil.
The (ilive Orchard Company at Sacra
mento iH going in the Iuihi iichh on a large
scale. A font nut to place 11, 000 trees
on the ground the coming season Iuih
been entered into.
More complications are tleveloped in
tin- allairs ot the failed City Itank at a
Angeles, and a eompliiint diargitig fraud
Iuih heeii entered against parties con
iieeteil with the hank.
At Victoria, It. C. , tint Printers' Union
lia.t reduced the scale of neVHpaier
work 10 percent. Machine hands will
net per week; hand compositors,
night, 15 per 1,000; day, -10 centH.
William Young, who threw a lighted
oil lamp at Irene Mansfield at lxs An
geles, cuuMng death from the frightful
liurning she received, has lieen found
guilty of maiiHlaughter on the third
The Washington National Hank atTa
ttnna has heen placed in a receiver's
hands An Attempt wan being made to
get it, out of the Comptroller's lunula
when the latter checkmated the bank
The present progrt'HH of the Southern
I'acilic exteiiHion justifies the expecta
tion that the road will reach San Luis
Ohispo in six months and makea through
route to the Kant in six mouths after
Sacramento lias voted to nee well wa
ter instead of water from the Sacramen
to. Nearly ;!,000 votes were polled. The
water comt'H from a subterranean dream,
the Hource tif w hich apparently is Homo
mountain lake, and in known to have
carried live trout in it an far as the wells
flint of the city.
Seven San Francisco Chinamen, know
ing Tiieomu was anti-Chinese. became
frightened while being driven from the
J 'ml land train to a boat at the wharf at
Taconia at. the sight of crowd assembled
At a lire. Without waiting to consult
the driver of the gurnev thev cut the
.straps on the doors and, breaking them
open, ran back to the tlepot and hid.
T hey left their baggage behind.
Another at .tempt may yet be made to
rescue thesteain collier Sail Pedro, which
went ashore near Victoria nearly two
years ago. This time the Moran Bros,
of Seattle have tifken the matter in
charge, and if they find that it will be
worth while to try and save the San Pe
dro, t hey will make one limit ell'ort to do
so. The Southern I'acilic Railroad Com
pany, which is the owner of the San
Pedro, has, it is said, been in correspond
ence with th Moran HroB. for some time.
The company is anxious that the San
Pedro shall be saved. She cost nearly
$250,000, and it will bo a heavy loss to
the company if she is not recovered.
However, the company does not caro to
spend a lot of money in removing the
collier from her present quarters and
then find that she has been down bo
long aa to become absolutely worthless.
In order to determine her value the
Southern Pacific has arranged with the
Moran Bros, to make a personal inspec
tion of her.
wver iiju kiiiuh oi wine are malo in
An aluminium bridge over Gibraltar
J'here am .'17,000 lady telegraphers in
llio tinned Mates,
New South Walcn has over 5,000,000
acres ol tin-ore hclds
Belgium has 150,000 "HchhappN"
Iioiihi'S aim 11,1100 schools
I'.uropn has 5,.'!I5,000 acres in beets,
ppMlllClllg III, iiityxHi ions.
Wine clarillers in France use
than H0,000,000 eggs a year.
More than .J.000,000,000 cigarettes
were sold in this country hint year.
The soldering of ghiMs and porcelain
Willi mi lalH is 11 novel I'rclich piocess.
I he average wages paid in the Clyde
ship yardH are reported at 7 cents per
The State of North Carolina has mined
nearly f IO.Oimi.imhi worth of gold since
Aiiicni Hii cotton
taking the place of
goods itre gradually
the I'.nglisli product
Il cohIh but 'St cenls to transport a ton
01 coal nv water Irotii I'.ullalo to u ill 1
The weight of the rail n 'ed 011 tin
1 1 1
.xiiiericaii roieiH nas heen increasing
slcii'lily during the last twenty years.
Sixty million dollars' worth of leather
is reiiuired every year to provide boots
and hIkm'S for the inhabitants of Ureal
The steam engines of the world repre
sent the work of 1 ,000,000,000 men, or
more than double the working popula
tion of the earth.
The three Northern States of New
Fngland will receivo government lsinn-
ues amounting to fdi.uoo on this year's
maple sugar cr
The cigarette smokers are doing their
U'st to keep the government in funds
They dropped $2.0110,000 into Uncle
Sam's strong Imx last year.
Chili is the most prosperous agricult
ural country of South America. There
are 7,010, onti acres under cultivation, of
which 1,100,000 are irrigated.
In the opinion of the Portland Oregon
ian this is a good time to pav small debts,
as "$00 will pay $1,000 ol 'debts in one
day if kept moving actively."
The total product of the Mexican sil
ver mines from their opening by the
Spaniards to the independence of the
country in 121 was 2,:!iiK,!i52,(HHI.
Hy the tenth census 2.1,010,000 inhabi
tants of the United States were sup
irted by agriculture, 11,520,000 by
manufactures and 15,1120,000 by com
merce. Homestead farmers in this country
earn H per cent of the total earnings of
the nation, and their farms and stock
represent 7 per cent of the national
Chamberlain, S. 1)., has the largest
artesian well in the world. The (low is
8,000 gallons a minute. The well is eight
inches in diameter, and the water is
thrown fourteen feet above the top of
The French government, controlling
the pearl islands of the Pacific, has re
cently prohibited the use of diving ap
paratus by iiearl hunters. This is lo
calise there has been such a demand for
the Is'iiutiful pearls of the Pacific tlnit
the supply is being depleted, and in a
little w hifo apparently there would be
The Belgian King hates music, and
whenever a piano is opened he vanishes
from the room.
Pinglcy of Maine, lollivcr of Iowa
and Burrows of Michigan are seated
side by side in the front row of the Re
publican side of the House this session.
Little Queen Wilhelmina of Holland
is credited w ith the possession of a par
ticularly intractable temper, which she
inherits from her disreputable old papa.
Peter Rossegger, the bard of Styria,
as Austria's most popular poet is called,
and who had a public or rather popular
celebration of his 50th birthday recent
ly, ia the son of the poorest of peasants.
Miss Emily Faithful, the well-known
English ajKislle of woman's work, lives
in the dreariest part of Manchester. Slit
is an inveterate smoker of cigars, which
alone relieve the asthma from which
Mrs. Lucie C. Carnegie of Pittsburg,
sister-in-law of Andrew Carnegie, liua
given an order to the Maryland Steel
Company of Baltimore for a steel steam
yacht, w hich she will use in cruising in
Southern waters. ,
William A. Pledger, the negro politi
cian of lieorgia, is to apply for admission
to the bar at the next session of the Su
perior Court in Clarke county. Four
teen negro lawyers have already been
admitted to practice at the Georgia bar.
Prince Victor Napoleon, w ho lives qui
etly in Brussels, is a great student of
works on the army, military tactics, con
stitutional government and French his
tory during the consulate and the two
Kmpororn. The Prince is now 31 years
old, and his demeanor is grave beyond
The Princess Maud, who has always
been the favorite of her father, the
Prince of Wales, has blossomed out into
quite a beauty this season, the foreign
correspondents state. The Princess Vic
toria is the useful member of the fam
ily, and plays the part of the peace
The assertion recently made in an
English periodical that Miss Braddon
hiitl realized $500,000 from her novels
was generally regarded as preposterous,
but Henry Labouchere says in London
Truth that he " is inclined' to think tlnvt
th6y have brought in a good deal more
than the sum stated."
IIiik Hailstones Fall in the
Stitl of New York.
RADICAL METHOD FOR RELIEF.
Amount and Mileage of Railroads
In the Hand of Receivers
at the Present Time.
iniNshophers art! doing great damage
to crops in Iowa. (
A conference of Anarchists is to be
held in Chicago September 15.
A Kansas editor Isiasts of leing a
graduate of the Keeley Institute.
The rale of taxation just fixed in New
York is the lowest ill thirty years.
Active measures are being taken to
enforce the health laws of Kansas.
Another gas well with powerful flow
has been struck at Stronghuist, 111.
I iovernor Turiiey of TenneHsee is out
ill a proclamation denouncing lynching.
About 12,000 men who were idle in )
Pittsburg two weeks ago are at work
During this year 71 Ui.'K! silver Treas
ury notes have been redeemed in silver
Senator John Sherman has decided to
say very little at present upon the money
A sea turtle, weighing 1,000 pounds,
was captured near Portland, Me., tin
Frick, the Carnegie manager at Pitts
burg, has bad bis salary of $50,000 a year
reduced to $.i.r,000.
Senator Pell'er has asked that the sal
aries ol all government olhceru above
$1,000 a year lie reduced.
Atlanta is alsiut to celebrate her fif
tieth anniversary. Her population is in
close neighlsirliisid of 120,000.
Much dissatisfaction is found with the
registration requirement bv intending
settlers in the Cherokee Strip.
The counties of Western New York
rtqwirt a plague of grasshoppers that is
loiug much harm to the crops.
Last vear the total valuation of the
railroads of Kansas was $50,01 10,000.
This year it is increased $10,000,000.
R. D. Kathrens, Secretary of a large
oil company, says that the supply of pe
troleum in Wyoming is inexhaustible.
Railroad Commissioners of Kansas
have not vet been able to secure seed
wheat for the western part of the State.
F'rancis Murphy, the well-known tem
perance advocate, claims that the exces
sive use til intoxicants is on the decrease.
But 1,000 men are now employed in
the Santa Fe shops at Topeka, Kan.
I-ast vear at this time 2,000 men were at
There is an organized kick all over
Kansas alioiit the celerity with which
the State Board of Pardons is letting out
Secretary Hoke Smith has declined to
execute asplialtum mining leases on the
Indian reservation in Utah. He says it
Railroads with a mileage of over 10,-
000 miles and capital of $1,01)0,000,000
have gone into receivers' hands in this
country tins vear.
The Javanese village in Midway Plai-
sance at the Chicago Fair is unable to
meet the exactions of the management
of the fair, and will close.
The city of Cleveland lias filed a claim
to land on the lake front occupied by the
Pennsylvania, Lake Shore and Big Four
railroads and worth $2,000,000.
Rome, N. Y., reports a fall of hail
stones weighing one quarter of a pound.
l'.verv exposed window was liroken and
roofs damaged. Rain fell in torrents.
riie New York Sun has been making
a study of the debts of the various States,
and liuda that in the last ten vears there
lias been a total decrease of $10,000,000.
W. W. Ogilvie, the milling king of
Canada, estimates the yield in wheat in
Manitoba and Northwest Canada this
year at about twenty bushels per acre,
or a total yield of about 10,000,000 bush
els. The recent " hunger riots " in New-
York had their comical side. Cue of the
loudest clamorers for bread, who was
taken into custody bv the police, was
searched, and was found to have $;i5 in
New York's Dock Commissioners have
built on several different piers people's
mvilions. In these structures iron pil
ars support the roof, the building being
open on each side to let the breeze enter.
lie pavilions cost $3,500 each, and are
to serve as public promenades.
Dr. Warner's corset factory at Bridge
port, Conn., employs 1,000 women. It
now is running only part of the time,
but for all of the workwomen who do
not make enough to pay their living ex
penses Dr. Warner furnishes the meals
until the factory shall be running full
A movement is on foot in South Caro
lina to have John C. Calhoun's body,
with the sarcophagus erected over it by
the State Legislature some years ago,
removed from St. Philip's neirlected
graveyard in Charleston to Fort Hill,
where was his home and where the col
lege he wished for has lately been estab
Typographical Union No. 16 of Chi
cago, including all the large English pa
pers of that city, adopted a radical
method for the relief of the unemployed
in the shape of a rule, to hold good for
live weeks, that none of the regularly 1
em ployed shall work more than four '
aavs eacn wees, putting on " suds " the ,
In the Oregon display is an exhibit
mat attracts much attention. It in
clinics a working model of a gold place
mining outfit. A large amount of gold
bearing dirt is at hand for demonstrat
ing the w hole process of panning out the
gold, and at stated intervals the plant is
put into operation. This exhibit is not
surrounded with glass, and it is an ainus
ing sight to see people hunting over tin
sand and dirt for particles or appear
anecs 01 gold.
Near the north end of the forestry
building are show n cross sections of trees
from Oregon. There is a yellow fir log
six leet in diameter. 1 lie yellow fir
grows all over tin? Northwest Coast
Range Mountains. It is of superior ex
cellence for ship-building and spars. It
ranges from two to ten feet in diameter,
A cross section of a trunk of tide-land
'spruce is shown. It is nine feet nine
; ... I...U ; .. .1 ; 'ci... 1 : ..
11. n 11, iiiaiiM iri, 1 in 011 11. w as six
teen leet in diameter, the tree being .".05
feet high and 300 years old. (ireat slabs
of noble li r, spruce, lovely fir and yellow
lir are show 11.
Baron de Maraja, Commissioner from
brazil, and . Suwa, Secretary of the Jap'
anese ( 'oiniiiis-ion, have through O. S
H hilmore, editor of llardwisxl, offered
lorestry exhibits at the orld s Fair to
to the city of Chicago for a permanent
museum. Said Mr. Whit more the other
night: " Both the collections are com-
1 plete and large, the former being one of
the largest in the forestry building. Mr
Suwa's is large and exceptionally well
arranged and perfectly classified Dr.
Niederlein, Commissioner from the Ar
gentine Republic, and Dr. Massler, Com
missioner from Paraguay, IkiIIi havt
splendid collections, which they havi
given me to understand thev would pre
sent to the city if thev could be assured
thev would be appreciated and cared for
as they deserve. No such collection of
forest products has ever liefore lieen
shown as is now in this exhibit, either
from domestic or foreign sources. I have
discussed the matter with others among
foreign exbihiters, and am satisfied the
hulk of the foreign exhibits can be se
cured by the cit v. American exbibiters
also are prepared to make handsome do
nations. 1 think the Jessop collection
can be secured and some other private
collections. Dr. Charles Millspangh, the
botanist who lias charge of the W est lr
ginia collection, intimates that a largt;
part of that exhibit can be secured. It
is one of the finest shown, is complete
and thoroughly classified. Kentucky,
Oregon, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michi
gan, W aslnngton, Missouri and others
have complete, well-arranged and well
classified exhibits which thev would
gladly donate in whole or in part."
FROM WASHINGTON CITY.
All the members of the administration
took the greatest interest in the vote on
the uson bill; Secretary Carlisle espe
cially so. He received in his office in
the Treasury Department official an
nouncement of the several votes as soon
ns they were flashed across the wires.
When the first vote was received, which
showed that free coinage at a ratio of Vi
to 1 was beaten by 102 majority, he said
the majority was greater than he had
anticipated, and that he would have
been satistied with sixty majority. At
the conclusion of all the" votes Secretary
Carlisle stated that he was very much
gratified at the result and felt that it
would do much to restore public confi
dence. He expressed the hope that the
Senate would take speedy action on the
silver question. The Secretary added
that the present stringency was not due
to want, of money, but to hoarding it
and withdrawing it from business n ac
count of this lack of confidence.
It has been decided impracticable to
let the tariff" question go over to the reg
ular session by adjourning Congress as
soon as the silver question is settled; so
work on the tariff bill will soon begin.
Chairman Wilson of the Wavs and
Means Committee hopes to have "the bill
ready t'r consideration bv the House bv
November. Another urgent question
mav have to be considered before this.
The monetary stringency has caused such
a falling oil' in receipts from internal
revenue, customs and other sources that
the daily receipts of the government are
now tailing $300,000 short of the com
pulsory expenditures for nensions nml
the ordinary expenditures of the govern
ment. Already there is a deficiency of
$10,000,000 to $11,000,000 in sight. The
situation cannot be met by economy, as
these expenses are obligatory under the
law. The alternatives before Congress
to meet the situation are limited to three
a new issue of government bonds, an
income tax or some such new impost, or
an increase of the rate in some of the
existing forms of taxation.
Secretary Carlisle has ordered that the
United States mints at Philadelphia and
San Francisco be fully manned and the
full capacity of both mints utilized in
coining gold bullion. The Treasury De
partment possesses from $80,000,01)0 to
$00,000,000 in gold bullion, which is part
of the gold reserve of $100,000,000. Gold
bars cannot be used as currency; so it
has been decided in the present need to
coin the bullion on hand. The bullion
will be coined into $10, $5 and $2 gold
pieces, preference being given to the
first two denominations. The coining
capacity of the Philadelphia mint, it is
stated, will be between $5,000,000 and
$0,000,000 per month. The San Fran
cisco mint will also be utilized, but fortu
nately nearly all bullion possessed by the
government is in the East. There is
$20,000,000 of gold bullion in the Phila
delphia mint, $15,000,000 of it being in
one vault, where it has remained un
touched for fifteen years. Acting Di
rector Preston visited Philadelnhia the
other day, and completed arrangements
with Superintendent Bosbyshell to begin
work' at once. The Treasury Is now pav-
ing out gold coin all over the country,
ana as a consequence stands mor in
need of gold coin than heretofore.
Trade Greatly Demoralized in
WOMAN MURDERS AN ATTORNEY
France' Vineyard In a Healthy
State-Czar Tarns IIin At
tention to Railway.
The verv first pvinnnumrn ti-r ..ii-lu ;n
erinanv will Ik- rifiwu! at !urn
- "J ' v vir;i uiiTi iiurj
A writing thl u-liirh
to Ird Byron was sold the other day in
lmdon for $55.
Permission has 1
piione wires 111 Manchester, England. V)
be placed underground.
lhe reduction in price of the rupee
low 1 shilling and 4 pence has greatly
lemorali.ed trade in India.
Birmingham, England, has been suc
essfully operating a storage battery
treet railway system for over a year.
The Emperor of Russia is giving earn
st attention to the making of the rail
way Is-twceri Moscow, St. Petersburg
A gun exploded on tin. French
Dnguav Truin dnrinif tnnret r.i-i,r.;,. ,
Sydney, N. S. W killing four men and
illj-ll ill) 1IIUII
The first effect of closimr Trillion t,,i.,
to free silver coinage was to cost English
holders ol Indian securities $150,000,000
by their immediate fall.
The lierinan Anti-Slm-prv fVimmiitiui
which started on its career with a capi
tal of 2,000,000 marks, has ended in total
and irremediable collapse.
On inanv of tba railwava in 1 ;,.rm.i,,,-
the practice of starting locomotive lire's
with gas instead of wood has been
adopted, and proves economical.
Baron Alriert IJnthmhiM l.
given the Iron Crown by the Emperor of
"or ma pari in carrying out the
Aus.tro-IIungarian currency reform.
A new loud-speaking telephone has
been invented in England. The receiv
ing instrument, is uniM tr .nn.lr l,.,i
enough to be heard all over the room.
The Turkestan Gazette says that the
Ameer of Bokhara has broken uith Mo
hammedan tr.-ulitinnu onil XX ill til lirr
iai-. n 111 iiuuri
open his country to Eurojiean civiliza
An Englishman, whoop u-ill lion in of
been probated, left fAO.non tn varinna
charities and the remainder of hi s es
tate $375,000 to Sir Henry Thompson,
The newest fashion ininno fho lorlino
- -..w.. 1 lVH J
at St. Petersburg is to arm themselves
wiiii long canes wnen they go abroad.
Some of these canes measure six or seven
feet in length.
The diadem nf the Russian Fmr.rooo
contains 2.530 lart?e diamonds anil a sin.
gle ruby valued at $400,000. The private
jewels of the Empress of Austria are
The London Times never nrints
ures or uses scare hpads. hut nn tha How
of the recent royal wedding it had a
nowery poruer a quarter of an inch wide
around each page.
France's vineyards b nvp nnnorpnflir
completely recovered from the phyllox
era, and this year's grape crop is report
ed to be the finest that has been gath
ered in thirtv-five vears.
The Olieen of Ttn.lv is tnkinr lint 11 anal
annual holiday among the Alps. She is
attended only by two of her ladies in
waiting, and with them she proposes to
make an ascent of Monte Rosa.
The Italian government is likely to
order the suspension of the rnthnlii-'nil.
grimage to Rome in the event of the
cholera in b ranee, Hungary and other
countries continuing next month.
MlSS Thornton. Onpen Victoria's old
est servant, who has been state house
keeper at Buckingham Palace, has just
resigned at the aire of SO vpars film i.n
been forty years in her Majesty's service.
The occurence of two pimps of ,.iir,iori
at Xorthafen, on the canal fed by the
Spree, leaves little doubt that the river
is infected. The German (rnvui-mmmi
has ordered the closing of all nver baths.
At Montnelier. Fr 1.11 pp. fin rim inia
an elderly lady entered the pew of Jean
jouissant, a prominent lawyer, and shot
mm lour nines, Killing nun. Mie claimed
he had refused to return a sum of mnnpv
intrusted to his care.
The Infanta Eulalia's snnn-c-lass dress
of which an American manufacturing
company made her a present while she
was the nation's guest, has aroused great
curiosity among the ladies of the Span
ish Court, who very properly regard it
as something very remarkable in the
way of feminine attire.
TjOndon is to lisivp a inhaoonahnrvfrrm-i
fipnfpinhpr 17 tn Oitrhpr 7 a doVilirt nni1
. J-.. . . W N.. , . 'UllliU, .till.
gladiola exhibition for three days in the
beginning ot September, three chrysan
themum shows, one in October and iha
outers m uie iwo Hucceeuing inontns ; a
cage bird show the last of October and
. i ii j .i
a ouu-uog snow in ioveuiDer.
Rigjit Honorable Henry Chaplin holds
the English government mainlv respon
sible for the failure of the Brussels Mon-
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ciary vonierence, ana cnarges that it
willlully threw away an opportunity for
promoting a settlement of the silver
question affecting all parts of the world.
The Russian Czarow-itz has nnn wnnd
reason why he can never marry the
Princess Victoria of Wales, with whose
name tne gossips nave connected hie.
It is that they are first cousins, and the
marriace of first cousins is strict.lv nm.
hibited by the canons of the Greek
SHE SPOKE AT LAST.
A Rchooltf-Mher Who Wm Frtrc fcy
"MMher" Turned on II Im.
It wan one of those frosty, nippy morn
ings when tho pavements were icy and
winds piercing. A small, plump damsel
by profession a schoolteacher), with rnsv
cheeks, might have been seen tripping
along tho slippery sidewalks of Ken
wood. It was very early, not yet 8
o'clock, and the little Bchoolmarm hnr
ried, followed by a middle aged man
who had got off tho car obviously to fol
"It's very slippery, isn't it?" ho puffed
Is he overtook her.
The young woman's even flashed, hnt
she only gave a little tug at her scrap of
dotted lace veil, thrust her hands de
terminedly into her muff and sped on.
A calling card, one of her own, was
sticking ont of her little jacket pocket,
with only the first two words, "Mis
Elizabeth," just visible and tho last
The stout man saw it.
"Your name's Elizabeth, isn't itr h
said cheerfully. "Do you know you re
mind me so much of Lena Morris? Sh
was an old sweetheart of mine, and I was
awfully fond of her."
No answer from the young woman ex
cept a quickening of her already Nancy
"Don't go so fast," paid her tormenter.
"Yon might slip and fall. I really won
der that you are not afraid to venture
out such a bad day."
Miss Elackeyes said nothing. Sho had
about reached the drug store where she
was to wait for her car.
As sh went into the store with glow
ing cheeks, the dapper young clerk said,
"Don"t you want to come over by the
stove and get warni?"
"I want to know why I am a target f-
every insolent man in town thia morn
ing," she snapped as she glanced through
the door and saw the Bhort, stout man
patrolling the sidewalk and evidently
still intent on pursuit. The drug clerk
subsided, the car came, and on she got,
with the man at her heeR lie sat down
beside her. When she arrived nt hpr
street corner, he arose and followed her
out of the car. She had almost reached
her school and was getting brave. Again
he walked beside her and asked her if
she wouldn't "say somethinir to him."
Her voice had not a tremor, br.t wu
deliciously clear and steady as she spoke
ror ine nrst time.
Certainly." she said. "Do von know.
I was just wondering if a man ever lived
to be your age before let me see, you
must be 50 at least who was capable of
acting so perfectly idiotic. Now, for my
part, 1 can tolerate a young, empty
headed masher, but as for an old fool
like you" but the middle aged, short,
stout man had ned. Chicago rsews.
Letter to Dead People.
Enterprising tradesmen in thia city, la
the distribution of their circulars, an
not backward in utilizing the lists of
distinguished persons which are printed
in the newspapers from time to time.
Not infrequently do they get hold of the
names of men who long since passed
oTer to that "undiscovered country,"
and circulars and prospectuses are
mailed to the dead as well as to the liv
ing. It would seem that a name onc
enrolled on a tradesman's mailing list
is never erased. Circular letters ad
dressed to "Samuel J. Tilden" are still
occasionally left at the Gramercy park
mansion, and mail matter addressed to
W. II. Vanderbilt reaches the Grand
Central station every now and then.
Many clubmen have recently received
from a shirtmaker what purports to be
an autograph letter saying: "I am anx
ious to have you for a customer, and I
want to make you a sample shirt free of
charge. Of course I cannot do this for
every one, but for you it will afford me
great pleasure to do 60." New York
Old Kales For Night Policemen.
Old Boston is vividly brought to mJat
by the following excerpt from tho "Se
lectmen's Minutes," dated Nov. 1, 1769,
containing instructions to watchmen:
"In going the Rounds Care must be
taken that the Watchmen are not noisy,
but behave themselves with strict deco
rum, that they frequently give the Time
of the Night and what the Weather is
with a distinct but moderate Voice, ex
cepting at Times when it is necessary to
pass in Silence in order to detect and se
cure persons that are out on unlawful
"You and your Division must endeavor
to suppress all Routs, Riots and other
Disorders that may be committed in the
Night and secure such Persons as may
be guilty; that proper steps may be
taken next Morning for a prosecution as
the Law directs. We absolutely forbid
your taking private satisfaction or any
bribe that may be off er'd you to let such
go or to conceal their offense from the
Selectmen." Boston Transcript.
Beware of "Cheap" Canned Stut
There is one great danger connected
with preserved goods, and that is that
the insane mania for cheapness at all
risks which some women have has In
duced dishonest people to put inferior
goods upon the market, but if a house
keeper is careful to buy none but the
best and sees that they arepropeily pre
pared by her cook she need have no fear
but that her tinned vegetables are as
harmless as the same substances in their
raw and natural state, and she will have
the advantage of procuring an infinit
variety for her table at a very smaUout
lay both of time and money.- "