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It's a Cold Day When Wc Get Left.
HOOD UIVKU, ORKUON, SATURDAY. DECEMJ3EU Tu 181)3.
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Mi.vlnn n, Hair cutting orally dou.
.kiti.fa( lion (iuklftiil.td.
There in only one woman ninotiK llit
.'MI roiivirlN ill tin' OiiU'ili penitentiary.
Min mum M.'iit from Morrow county for
cilllinn 11 hitriicM li pieces.
At Poriltello, Idaho, nil flirt Iiiih 'olic
(mi id that henceforth no married uoiintii
or 1 1 ii n i it r i i mini shall be employed in
tlic I'lililii' miIiooIm h m h teacher.
A iiiiiii iiuiihJ A r i 1 1 r I 1 1 1 m ra 1 1 I y
threw lilii.iiiK kerosene on liin w ilt! hi
l.'n Aii'i'lcH, Sim wiih frightfully
burned, mid in not expected to live.
A test Im to In- made of tin legality of
SiiiTiiinriilo'N new charter. It im bc
lieed ii decision run Ih secured from
tln Niprcine Court liy tin first of the
The pari y in search of Mr. Winston,
M III! IM llioll'lit to III' lout ill till' Ml'l lll
.M.idii', Iiu.h ivltirucd lo Pasadena. A
heart Ii of Ilic Arroyo Scco Canyon is
1 1 i v o be iiiudc.
Ilu Hliitiiuint of tin' Southern Pa
cific mil road freight ollire hhow that
lue lutal fruit hiiipliiclitH lo the Last
from Sun .Iom lor tlie mciisoii up to
liei't'inU'r 2 v. an tio.-lTJ.VOO pounds.
An active voli'iino on Hie American
utile ol tho NtruitH hum one of the scenes
wilni'HM'il by the juiJ-Hi'liKtiH on the
steamer Maud, which relurned from Al
"i.ld'ini to V it toriii, II. ('., recently.
".."Vcuk in the main water jiie in a
Htreet III Tombstone, A. 'I'., last Week
wa lound lo have heen caused by tlie
rootxol a tree, which had grown liroilliil
the i J t- and iii.-ln'd it mo that it burnt.
It im iiiideintiMdl the government in
tends lo return another indictment con
taining more Hpecillc cluirgi'M ai.'iiiit the
defendant in the opium wixuru chmcm ul
ul Portland, and uImo thai several other
persons will Imi included.
The Canadian Pacific railroad will
take the btiHiiicHH of the Canadian Navi
Katiou Company tho lirnt of the year,
and will place a new nide-w heeler with
speed of eighteen kuotM an hour on the
route between Victoria ami Vancouver.
A woman at Spokane, Wash., wan
lined I'M a few days ago for pncticul
joking. She pcrjicUatcd the exceed
ingly hiiinoroiiM, though not exactly
lie w", joke of mixing the wiigur and cult
on the table of a public uining-room.
'Hie court called it disorderly conduct.
President lw ight llrainan of the San
J'iego l.aud ami Town Company Iuih
annoiiiici'il that the company Iiiim de
cidi'd to extend the National City ami
Otay railroad from La Prcsa into the
I'pper Sweetwater through the .lamacha
coiintrv into the eastern end of Cajon
Since the waters of the Coipiille have
receded it in learned that the damage
to the Coos Hay and KoHelmrg railroad
id found to have been ovcreHtimatcd,
bat iih it wiiH nearly all backwater with
no current, the receding IIooiIm leave the
track only clightly damaged. There
was a heavy wanh at Cedar l'oint,
which twisted and shifted two Miuall
spun lii idgen, which were only temporary
structures. No railH or tics were diun
nged, and there was not a particle of
damage to any of tho bridges built on
piling. The greatest damage wan done
to the balliiHting, w hich had just been
coin pleted before tho rainy season
opened. Tho total damage will not ex
Samuel 1. Morse, formerly a wealthy
'merchant of Omaha, eanio to Ban Fran
' i-iHi'O hiHt September with high indorse
nieiitH. While at tho Palace ho pre
sented several checks to dillerent people
lor various sums of money, tho cheeks
being drawn on Omaha banks. These
cheeks were sent back for collection,
and have been returned as worthless,
w ith the additional information that the
signatures to them aro forgeries. The
Keeley Company denies that Morse
holds any stock in that corporation, and
the Omaha banks state that tho S. 1'.
Morse Company hna been out of exist
ence for two years. Meanwhile Morse
lias left tho Talaco Hotel. Parties who
have lost by him are of tho opinion that
lie is mentally unbalanced.
Prof. Wickson of tho California State
University recently niado an examina
tion of reclaimed tulo lands near the
mouth of the San Joaquin river, with
tho view of selecting a site for the sugar
culture experiment station. This was
in accordance with an appropriation
made by tho last Congress. The pro
fessor does not feel at liberty to make
public his selection. Ho lias reported
to the proper officials at Washington.
f tho selection be approved by the
Washington authorities, the experi
mental culture of sugar cane under
government direction will probably
begin in California during tho coming
Benson. It is probable that tho station
will be established on one of the islands
at the head of Suisun Bay.
' III SINKSS ItliKMTIKS.
An KngliHh syndicate bus punliiiHed
IllMl acres of mining lauds in South I 'a
kota for riOI),lllil).
The I'liited Slates Iiiih OKU vessels en
gaged exclusively in foreign trade, Ureal
Ibitaiu bus r,,!MiM.
New Zi'ii I n in ii ' i h biiiisl of an orange
orchard one acre of w hich yielded 1 ,000
wort h of oranges.
't he Walt hum u uti h-making establish
ment employs I ,WHI women among its
1 1, 1 100 Will k people,
A single sponge has been found on the
coast of I' loi ida w it h a cin iiiiiferciiee of
live feet si inches.
line hundred years ago lb" 1'nitiil
States imports aggregated I'M ,1100,001) ;
The bituminous or sofl-roal output in
the I 'niled Slati M now aggregates 100,
000,000 Ions annually.
Completion of the Ti huanlepec rail
road will open Mexico's richest (ollee
rteelioli to the I'liited States.
Seven hundred and twenty tuns of
cardboard are said to be utilized every
M ar in the use of postal cards.
More roses are grown in thr pretty
New .IciM'V village of Madison than any
W beie else ill the I'liited Stales.
I'liring Ihe last lii-cal year the I'liited
States smoked up :i,OO0,liiill,li00 cigarettes
mid borrowed iilsiut half of them.
I'ntil I H.V.I no pig iron was manufact
ured in I'lttshuig. In l.s'.C' a total of
l,77.r,'J"7 grors tuns were produced.
The total currency of the 1'niled States
is about SK,so,ooo,ooo. of 1 1, im amount
iilsnit $;!',M),00(),l 0 I is in silver dollars.
Il is estimated that more than 41,2 H),
(KKI.OOO woith of railroad properly in
thiM country is in the hands of receivers.
Aluminium is beginning to be utilised
fur rooting, in heels like tin, the cost of
it for that purpose being alsiul the sane'
The assets of the life-insurance com
panies of Ihe foiled StaleH aggregate
j.sriO, (HI 1,000, while the gross income is
f 'JIM, 000,000.
Something over 7,000 tons of silver
were purchased under the act ol 1SII.I by
the general government at acoM of alxiut
Thirteen years ago t he A rgenl ine Ke
plllilie inis'led Ii, 000, (Ml bu-heis of
wheat. This year It has 10,000,000 bush
els fur expoi I.
'I he gold production of the I'liited
Stales for lS'.CI Will be over i';."i,o()o.0oo-
an increase ol 000,000 as compared
w ilh the previous year.
The lumber export of the I'nited
Slates in IS'.rJ amounted to itL'S.OOO.OO.I.
At the present rale ul' use our supply
will be exhausted in 100 years.
The carrying capacity of the cables be
tween Australia and I'.uiopo is from 71!,-
000 to 100,000 words a day. The actual
trallie is aUiut r,0(Xl words a day.
Kxcluding about iiL',000 small crafts,
the commerce of the world it carried on
by 45,000 vessels of L0,.r00,000 registered
tons, w ith a carrying capacity of IS, 000,-
The American Casualty Insurance
Company has ot rid of $1,700,000 in its
(our years existence, the company s
losses being mainly ascribed to its rail
Upon a recent purchase of 10,000 tons
of raw sugar, not more than two weeks'
supply, the American Sugar Itelining
Company will net, it in estimated, a
Mr. Preston, the Director of the Mint,
is iiioted as saying that the world's pro
duction of gold this year will Ik fullv
tl'lii.000.000, to which South Africa wiil
contribute about sfl'l, 000,000.
A statistician tinds that the average
value of a mule i . -7 more than that of
a horse. In Texas the mice of a mule
is about tw ice thai of a horse, and iuother
Southern Slates it takes a longer purse
to buy the long-eared quadruped.
Queen Victoria has presented to the
Pitcairn Islanders a tine lilebo.it, which
will be taken to them from Ksiiu inault ,
1!. C, by the Pacilic Hag ship koyal Ar
thur. Chief Engineer A. II. Able, U. S. N
who has recently completed his sea duty
on tho cruiser Newark, will be Chief En
gineer at the League Island navy yard,
William l. Smith, who for many years
has been the Superintendent of the I?o
tiinieal Hardens in Washington, has, it
is said, personally directed tho planting
of more than 0,000,000 trees in dillerent
parts of tho United States.
General Jose M. Hernandez, who has
resided recently in New York, but who
is a revolutionist, a patriot and a candi
date for tho Presidency of Venezuela,
has been prominent in half a dozen rev
olutions. Ho has seen tho inside of more
prisons than any other distinguished
man in South America.
So fat is liobenguhi, tho Matabele
monarch, whose lands England has suc
cessfully coveted, that, although ho is
nearly kix feet tall, ho seems lo bo much
shorter. When in full dress ho wears a
bioad-brimiued lelt hat, with a bunch of
monkey tkins around his waist.
"Toby, M. P.," who is the caricaturist
of the Imperial Parliament with the pen
for Ijondon Punch, as much as is Harry
Furness with tho pencil, is famous for
his. diminutive physical proportions. On
the street or in the lobby of the House
of Commons he seems merely a walking
tall hat with a thin little pair of legs.
General 0. 0. Howard, commander of
tho Eastern Division of tho United
States army, is a frequent attendant at
tho Young Men's Christian Association
meetings in New York. On a recent
Sunday he delivered an address on the
subject, " Ixjving Kindness Between Fa
ther and Son." He is one of the most
noted Christian workers in the United
Allium I Report of the, Comp
troller of 1 Iks Currency.
DKSTIIUTK MICIIHtAN MINERS.
The (iniMH KeceiplH of the World'
Fair Poistnlllei'-T'lie Virginia
Mcl'herson will lead the fight in the
Senate for the Wilson bill.
A Chicago company has cornered In
diana's output of block coal.
Iowa lines are to make an effort to
have local freight rates raised.
South Carolina has netted in four
months I !IH. 10 on her liquor.
Chiefs of Police of many big cities are
in league to stamp out anarchy.
It cont Philadelphia $.'S.0:i!i.ii to bring
the Ii belly bell home from Chicago.
The cable-car managers are giving se
rious attention to life-having devices.
A new gold Held, twenty miles square,
has been discovered near Hurt .el, Col.
Pii hard Manslield declares that then
are M.iHH) starving actors in this country.
A Southern newspaper says that nearly
every house in Honolulu has a telephone.
Oranges from the Salt liiver Valley,
A. T., are now arriving in Eastern cities.
The jail at Concord, Mich., has been
utilized for a hotel by u lack of prison
ers. Attorncy-t ieneral Little is after the
Kansas lottery companies with a sharp
The destitute condition of the people
on the South Carolina islands demands
A Cincinnati man has Ik'cii fined $50
and costs for abusing another man over
A syndicate of American capitalists is
said lo be organizing to control Nlv
Scotia lime kilns.
Four hundred coal miiierg at Ishpem
ing, Mich., have struck against receiving
their pay in store orders.
Gross receipts of the World's Fair
H-totlice amounted to )jt 1, IMS, and the
expenditures were $2'.i,(il4.
Cincinnati capitalists will invest
000.000 in mining the marl deposits
along the coast of Virginia.
New York's World's Fair building,
which cost !Hf0,OO0, was bought by a
wrecking company for $1,200.
Hills providing for investigation of
election methods in several Counties of
New York are in course of preparation.
Representative Loud believes that the
prune industry of his district will be ru
ined if the Wilson lurid' bill becomes
Cashier Ixmis A. Milliard, who embez
zled $15,000 from the Chicago Tribune
Company, will wear stripes for four
A company has been organized in the
new Territory of Oklahoma to put a
flouring mill in every county in Okla
homa. The free list will be enlarged by Rep
resentative Wilson's bill, should it l'
eome a law, by the addition of some 450
It is not any longer " swell " to wear a
big chrysanthemum in the New Yorker's
but Ion-hole, because it is regarded as a
" Western fad."
This year surpasses any one in history
for railroad accidents. From November,
1K02, to November, 1803, 2,318 were
killed on the railroads.
The Cincinnati Commercial-Gazette
says Honolulu has a charming climate,
but its pest is the mosquito, with no
frost to cut short its career.
All Chinese laborers in the United
States must register before a Collector of
Internal Revenue before May 3 next, or
else be subject to deportation.
The total American supply of oranges
this year is expected to be 7,000.000
Uixes, and the greatest previous vield,
that of 181)2, was only 5,450,000 boxes.
The National League for the Protec
tion of American Institutions at New
York has issued an address to the public
in defense of the American free common
A doctor of Alleghany, Pa., kept a
prematurely-born infant, which the
mot her thought dead, in an incubator four
months, and surprised tho mother by re
storing it to her.
A bill prohibiting prize-fighting in
South Carolina has passed the General
Assembly. The penalty is three years'
imprisonment and $1,000 fine for princi
pals and seconds.
It is stated at Chicago that Wells,
Fargo & Co. for a cash bonus of $1,70.1,
000 and 40 per cent of the gross receipts
had secured a new contract with the
Southern Pacific Company.
Maurice Bletz, a vote repeater, has
been sentenced in the Federal Court at
Kansas City to two years in the peniten
tiary for fraudulent voting at the general
election held November 8, 1892.
The Erie road has cut the provisions
rate from Chicago to Boston from 30 m
cents to 24lij cents, and to New York
and Philadelphia in proportion. The
other lines will make the same rates.
Nearly 500 groggeries in Chicago have
been forced out of business since No
vember 1 on account of the dull times,
and it. is probable that from 500 to 1,000
others will fail to renew their licenses.
The Iowa Tontine Investment Com
pany at Des Moines has failed. Presi
dent Stone is missing, and so are the
funds. Among the victims at Des Moines
are the President of one bank and two
or three cashiers of others.
FROM WASHINGTON CITY.
Hermann has introduced a bill lo jay
the Vaalem band of Tillaui'sik Indians
$10,500 and interest since 1851.
Delegate Rawlins of L'tah has intro
duced a bill lo extend the time for mak
ing proof on desert lands to five years.
The siilM'omiuittee of the House Rank
ing and Currency Committee has agreed
lo report favorably the bill to issue cir
culating notes to the full amount of the
bonds deposited to secure circulation.
In the. Senate Mr. Mitchell of Oregon
introduced a bill providing for the ap
propriation of $15,000 for a lighthouse
at Cape Arago, Or,, and . 0,000 for range
lights at the mouth of the Willamette
Bland has introduced a new free-coinage
bill, repelling that iortion of the
bill of O lober, H7Ii, preventing the
coinage of silver dollars and re-enacting
the coinage ad of 1 HII7. I'.land expects
the Commi"ee on Coinage will report
an absolut fiee silver bill to the
'Ihe pension bureau ollicials believe
another nest of pension frauds has been
di-covcred in New Orleans Thecliarac
ter of I he opeiat ions an; believed lo lie
identical with the Irauds in Norfolk, Va.,
and the newly-discovered cases at Buf
falo. A special examiner is nowatwoik
Captain Edmund Zalinski, the noted
inventor of the iiuctimatic dynamite
gun, is to be placed on the retired list of
the arm v. The repoit of the Isiard of
in my ollicers that, examined Captain Za
linski at Governor's Island, New York
Harbor, was received at the War Depart
ment recently. In it the board recom
mends that the Captain be retired on
accoitiil of physical disability.
The Ilou-e Committee on Indian Af
fairs has a iium er of bills liefore it, and
the intention of Chairman Holman is to
commence active work as soon as jkjs
Hible. Probably the most important
measure is a bill introduced by Delegate
Rawlins of Utah for the relinquishment
of a portion of the Uintah and Uncom
pahgre reservations in Utah. It is
claimed that asphalt deposits, which are
very valuable, are found on lands pro
posed to be ceded.
There will be great opposition in the
House Committee on Foreign Affairs to
the resolution of Hittof Illinois on the
ground that it would not be right, in
view of a further promised communica
tion from the Executive on the subject,
for the House to give expression to the
sentiments contained in the Ilitt resolu
tion. Ilittwill make every elfort to se
cure a favorable resirt from the com
mittee of bis resolution; but, as it will
take at least three Democratic votes to
bring utMiut such a result, it is doubtful
if he will be successful.
A decision upon the alien contract law
was rendered in the Supreme Court of
the United States by Justice Brewer. In
the United States Court for the eastern
district of Pennsylvania John S. and Jo
seph Lees were fined $1,000 for violation
of the law, and appealed, attacking the
constitutionality of the act and the ju
risdiction of the court. Justice Brewer
announced that the Supreme Court
found the law to be constitutional and
the District Court had jurisdiction. But
the proceeding against Lees being crim
inal in its nature, the court below erred
in compelling the defendants to give tes
timony in favor of the government. This
error w as sufficient to warrant a reversal
of the judgment and to remand the case
to a new trial.
Since the resignation of J. J. Van Alen
from the position of Ambassador to It
aly, w hich took etlect November 25, the
date of his second letter to the President
on the subject, Mr. Cleveland has had
little opportunity to consider the ap
pointment of his successor. It is said,
however, that he has thought the matter
over and will not long delay sending the
nomination of a new Ambassador to the
Senate. The presence in Washington
last week of Oscar Straus of New York
has been coupled with the resignation of
Mr. Van Alen, and some astute New
York politicians give credence to the
story that Mr. Straus may be selected.
It is also stated that the name of Judge
Lambert Tree of Illinois, ex-Minister to
Belgium, will be presented to the Presi
dent by Hon. Don M. Dickinson, if he
has not already taken action.
The contracts for three new gunboats
have been awarded to the Newport
News Company, ihe Board of Naval
Ollicers having finished its considera
tion of the plans. The Union Iron
Works through its representatives made
a strong effort to obtain a contract for
one of the lioats. They offered to build
the two larger vessels for $202,000 each,
and made a similar reduction from their
hid on the third vessel. The ships will
be built by Huntington's Company for
S2S0, 000 each. They are known as Nos.
7, 8 and S). As finally settled upon by
the department No. 7 will be 220 feet
long by 30 feet beam, of 1,201 tons dis
placement and 14 knots speed; Nos. 8
and 0 will be 2 0 feet long by . 50 feet
beam, of 1,313 tons displacement and
and thirteen knots speed. All three
will be twin-screw vessels with triple
expansion engines, and will carry arma
ment of six-pounders and under.
It is not known definitely what the
House Committee on Banking and Cur
rency will do upon the bill to repeal the
10 per cent tax on State banks. A bill will
be reported ns soon as a vote in the com
mittee is reached. Of the seventeen
members of the committee the six Re
publicans, Springer of Illinois and Sperry
of Connecticut will vote against report
ing the bill. Johnson of Ohio, who was
supposed to be doubtful, says he is
against the bill, but will repoit it favor
ably Irom the committee to get it before
the' House. He thinks with a matter of
this importance, in which so many mem
bers are interested, the question should
he brought before the House for consid
eration, but will reserve the right to vote
against the bill on the floor of the House.
Several members who were for repeal
before the-message have expressed them
selves since as indifferent or believing it
would not be wise to pass the measure
Kx-King Milan I'reparinj? to
Overthrow II is Son.
THE NEW ITALIAN MINISTRY.
The Amount of I'roporfy in London
Insured in Fire Insurance
Swiss Anarchist" are to be expelled.
Russia may build a railroad to the
One-seventh of the land owners in
Great Britain ate women.
Jondoti Anarchists claim to have allie
in the army, navy and police.
Fifteen Anarchists will be tried at Bar
celona for the fiendish Isjmb outrage.
The influenza is epidemic in He"se,
Get many, 10,0 0 cases being reported.
Of this year's Russian conscription of
25.', 51)2 men only one-fourth can read or
President Carnot is charged with not
wanting a new Ministry created for
Th" betrothal of the Czarow itz of Rus
sia to Princess Ilelene of Orleans is im
minent. The niece of John Morley has been
converted to Catholicism, and will enter
Influenza is stated to be raging terribly
in Birmingham, and smallpox is also
The delimitation of the frontier of
Ecuador and Peru will be submitted to
Friendly negotiations between Hon
duras and Nicaragua have been tempora
There are indications that the phys
ical force party in Ireland intend resum
Emperor WilKam is said to be negoti
ating for the purchase of tlie American
shxjp yacht Vigilant.
The w ar office of England has directed
all Sergeant instructors of volunteers to
attend foot-ball matches.
In some parts of Fngland barbed-wire
fences are still classed as a nuisance, and
their use is forbidden by law.
The new French Ministry had a bare
majority of thirty-one in the first en
gagement with its opponents.
A certain Peruvian heiress pafd Worth
$24,000 for a gown trimmed with lace.
Of this sum $23,000 was for the lace.
Great swarms of locusts are devastat
ing the country around Bloom fontein,
the capital of the Orange Free State.
Instead of using hair cloth an enter
prising Parisian dressmaker has stiffened
the skirt of a ball gown with aluminium.
In spite of the notoriously bad condi
tion of the Ita'ian finances the civil list
of the country is the largest in Europe.
Jerusalem has been modernized by a
railroad, and now a concession to estab
lish a water works is being demanded.
The Hungarian vintage of the present
year has turned out the worst since the
appearance of the phylloxera and pero
nospora. It is rumored in London that the de
ficiencies in the Bank of England are
about to be brought to the notice of Par
liament. Last year according to the statistics
recently compiled 24.000 men and 18,000
women left Japan to find homes for
All citizens of Ecuador now in Peru
have been placed under German protec
tection, owing to the departure of the
Iron visiting cards are among the lat
est novelties in Germany. Forty placed
one on the other are said to be only one
tenth of an inch in thickness.
A Marseilles (France) cable from a
large importer of Russian wheat said:
" Wheat very depre-sed because of large
stocks and likely to continue so."
During the last year the property in
London insured by fire insurance com
panies and the underwriters at Llovds
amounted to more than $400,000,000."
It is reported that Milan, ex-King of
Servia, is preparing a coup to overthrow
his eon, King Alexander, again ascend
the throne and fill his own exhausted
Sir Thomas Esmond, M. P., is conduct
ing a crusade against the English lan
guage in County Cork, Ireland. The
effort is to make the English language
The banking house of Du Fresne, one
of the oldest established banks in Flor
ence, Italy, has snpended payment. Era
etaz, the manager of the bank, commit
The Lord Mayor of London is manag
ing a subscription for the benefit of the
sufferers from the dynamite explosion at
Santander, Spain. Lord Eosebery sent
a check for $125.
Lord Charles Beresford's proposal that
within the next four years England shall
expend 18,000,000 upon the navy has
been received with friendly criticism by
the Liberal press.
The United Press correspondent in
Paris has been authorized to contradict
flatly and finally the report that the di
vorced wife of Edward Parker Deacon is
about to marry again.
The following Italian Ministry has
been formed : Zanardelli, Premier and
Minister of the Interior; Baratiori, For
eign Affairs; Fortis, Public Works; San
Marzano, War; Kacchia, Marine; Coce
ortu, Husbandry; Riseis, Posts and Tel
egraphs; Vacchelli, Treasury; Gallo,
Education; Eoselli, Finance.
SELLING A SECONDHAND STOVE.
Fiperlcnr nf Man Who Docldnd to
Give Up III Flat.
"Did you ever try to noil your
heating; ntove when you gave up
your fiat to send your diishuh out
into tho country?" pathetically in
quired a married man. "Well, if
you're any way proud or fltuck up,
it will bo good for you. You go to
tho Btovo dealer to whom you paid
$5 for 20 cents' worth of Russia iron
pipo and half an hour'H work. You
lay you guess you'll move into a
ream heated flat in tho fall, and
you don't caro about storing tho
stove. lie knows it's a good stove,
because ho told you so when he and
you got tho landlord to put a jack on
" 'Oh, I never buy a secondhand
stove,' ho says. You try other deal
ers. They want to know where you
got tho stove and look at you as if
they thought you stole it. It's been
a lesson to me. I'll never steal a
stove, hot or cold, no matter how
hard up I fjet. Too hard to get .rid
"So I went to a secondhand store.
Dusty old place. Things in it nobudy
would ever buy. Old man in there
varnishing up a child's high chair.
Told him I wanted to sell a heating
stove. lie never 6aid a word for five
minutes. I went on and described
tho stove so that a total stranger
would recognizo it if he met it on
Droadway. Old man said nothing.
I waited. Finally he looked up and
asked : 'Well, what it is? What you
ask for that stove?' I told him I
didn't know exactly. I'd 6ell it
"Old man said nothing. I gave
him my address. I waited.
" 'Well,' said the old man, 'some
day I got nothings else to do I go
me on that place. I got me no time
to tell other peoples their business.'
That's all he said to me. I can't be
gin to tell you how insulting his
manner was. The more I thought
about it the madder I got. Half an
hour later I went back and said to
him in as bitterly sweet tones as I
could get up: 'Although we may be
unable to strike a bargain, I want
to thank you for your gentlemanly
treatment. I should like to meet you
"Did it freeze him!"
"Course not. 'Oh, that's all right,'
he said and nodded his head patron
izingly and went on varnishing the
baby's high chair." New York
Retutcltatlng the Apparently Drowned.
A new method, the general princi
ple of which is indicated by its name,
"the traction of the tongue," has
been introduced by Professor J. V.
Laborde to revive those who have
been rescued from a watery grave.
It is exceedingly simple and has been
attended with striking results. In a
person who has been long immersed
in water or otherwise asphyxiated
it suffices to 6eize the tip of the
tongue and pull upon the tongue
rhythmically so as to cause rhyth
mical traction in imitation of the
respiratory rhythm. The process
should be kept up for a long time.
If it is successful, the person gives a
deep sigh, and sometimes vomiting
occurs, and after that, if the trac
tion be continued, respiration is usu
ally speedily restored.
Professor Laborde has had occa
sion to employ the process, and with
almost invariable success, in cases of
apparent death from drowning, and
Dr. Billot has obtained excellent re
sults in testing its efficacy in cases of
6ewer gas poisoning. The process
has been used by Professor Laborde
for some time in cases of apparent
death under the action of chloro
form in tho case of animab operated
on in the laboratory. New York
The Poet and the Fishmonger.
- I was in Grimsby not long ago, and
went into one of the few fishmongers'
shops in that capital of fishmongers en
gros. The worthy shopkeeper was in a
talkative mood, and among other things
told me that he was under orders to send
a small hamper of fish daily to Lord
Tennyson. In support of this statement
he produced a letter from the poet lau
reate's residence, and in handing it to
me he said: "It's not from the lord 'im
self. It's from his son, Master 'Allani.
'Im wot's doing the poetry now. And,"
he added confidentially, "they do say as
'ow it isn't a patch on the old man's."
1 thought the worthy fishmonger's idea
that as a matter of course Lord Tenny
son's son, on his father's accession to
other duties, would take over the poetry
business, just as in due time his own
son would succeed him in the fishmon
gering line, sufficiently amusing to be
chronicled. Cor. Pall Mall Gazette
Five Living Grandfathers.
9 A little Caribou girl a short time ago
had five grandfathers living on her
father's side of the family. Maine can
furnuh some good illustrations of re
markable families. Bangor Commercial