Hood River Glacier. It's a Cold Day When We Get Left. VOL. 5. . HOOD RIVER, OREGON, SATURDAY. APRIL 21, 1894. NO. 47. 3ood iiver lacier. PUBLISHED EVERT SATURDAY MORNINO BT The Glacier Publishing Company. SUBSCRIPTION PRICE. One year ... , ....IS 00 Six months 1 OP Three months CO 8Kle copy I Cent THE GLACIER BarberShop Grant Evans, Propr, Second St., near Oak. flood River, Or. Shaving and Hair-cutting neatly done. Satisfaction Guaranteed. ALASKAN SURVEY. Grass-Covered Vessel Sighted by the Bark Almy. THE COURT STREET CASES. Goods Shipped In Bond by the Way of Europe Can Come In Foreign Bottoms and. Are Free of Duty. San Fbancisco. The United States ' Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the decision of the lower court in the 1 suit of the government against Dunham, ' Carrigan, Hayden & Co. for the confis cation of a cargo of nails. Two years ago, when the Transcontinental Associa tion of Railways, the Pacific Mail Steam- L- ship Company and the clipper ship com bine kept up rates from New York to San Francisco, the firm of Dunham, Carrigan, Hayden & Co; discovered that it was cheaper to ship goods from New York to Europe and thence by sail to ' San Francisco than to ship by the com bined railways or steamers direct to San . Francisco. Acting on this discovery, ....they shipped a bigjot of goods by a Bel gian steamer to a consignee in Antwerp in bond. They were put aboard a for eign sailing vessel there and shipped to this city. After much of the shipment . had been landed, Collector of the Port i Phelps seized the first lot that followed. 1 The lower court decided that Dunham, , Carrigan, Hayden & Co. was lawfully entitled to ship as it had, and that such shipments did not violate the letter of coastwise laws, which require trade be tween American ports to be conducted in American vessels. The United States Circuit Court of Appeals finally upheld the lower court. Judges McKenna and Gilbert .rendered the decision. THE COURT STREET CASES. . Assessment Declared Illegal After the Tax Was Paid. , , Astoria. The news that the Supreme Court has reversed the decision of Judge McBride in what is known as "the Court street cases," suits brought' in the Cir cuit Court for Clatsop county to enjoin the city of Astoria from collecting cer tain assessments for street improve ments, and in which Judge McBride de cided in favor of the city, caused no lit tle surprise here, not unmixed with dis satisfaction. Many' of the property owners interested refused to pay until the case was heard in the lower court, but as soon as the decision was- learned a majority of the assessments were promptly paid, the opinion being pretty general , that Judge McBride's ruling would hold good. Those who took the case to the higher court were only inter ested to the extent of a few hundred dollars, and in consequence the loss to : the city will be small, as none of the property owners paid under protest. The grounds upon which the ruling of the Circuit Court was reversed have not yet been learned, but it is surmised that the ordinances providing for the im provement of the street were illegal, by reason of the fact that there was no Mayor, the President of the Council having signed all measures passed after the resignation of Mayor Crosby in 1892 and until the election of Mr. Elmore by the Council. FCHEMAN ACQUITTED. Krug's Bondsmen Declared Not to be Guilty of a Crime. Seattle. The trial of Henry Fuhr man, the rich broker, for using the city funds as an accessory to Adolph Krug, the defaulting City Treasurer, ended in a verdict for the defendant. The trial lasted five days, and was closely con tested. The specific charge was concern ing the $10,000 which Fuhrman was al lowed by Krug to take. Krug was con victed on this same indictment a few days ago. Fuhrman's defense was that he' took the money on deposit the same as the banks did. It was shown that he - returned every dollar borrowed and has made up the shortages of several other borrowers by putting up about three times' his proportion of the defaulting Treasurer's official bond. Ex-United States Senator John B. Allen and E. C. Hughes conducted the defense, and made eloquent pleas for the defendant. The jury was out but little over an hour, and returned a verdict of " not guilty." Several other prominent citizens were indicted on similar charges, and this ac quittal, is supposed to greatly relieve them. ' , GRASS-COVERED VESSEL. The Strange Report Brought in by the Helen W. Almy. San Fbancisco. The bark Helen W. Almy, which arrived here Friday from Fanning Island, brought a strange story. When off the island February 26 ehe sighted a small schooner, which after a great deal of effort ran under her lee and showed a flag of most peculiar de sign, the like of which was never seen before. It was in two pieces, and the lower half was from the American flag, while the upper half looked like a black pennant. The vessel had been white once, but her sides were covered with grass. The mainsail appeared to be new, and as for the foresail there was only half of one, and that was all patches and holes. The name of the little craft could not be made out, as she kept a re spectful distance from the bark. Cap tain Luttrell thought he recognized in her the twenty-five-ton schooner Ebon, whose skipper, Captain Cameron, disap peared from the Gilberts early in 1893, leaving some heaw creditors. Cameron and his schooner were afterward heard of in the Marshall Islands. THAT . NAUGHTY DANCE. Jury of San Franciscans to Pass Upon the Question of Its Morality. San Fbancisco. The trial of Belle Bava and a bevv of the Cairo street dancing girls, instigated by the Society for the Prevention of Vice for the pur pose of securing a legal determination of the question as to whether the danse du ventre is immoral, was called this afternoon by Judge Conlan. The de fendants after their arrest several davs ago demanded a jury trial, and the aft ernoon was passed in a fruitless effort to secure the jury. Nearly all those sum moned confessed they had seen the dance, and because of previous bias of mind or judgment already fixed or for other sufficient reasons were dismissed as incompetent. After much trouble a jury was finally secured, ana the case went over till next week. There was a great deal of disappointment on the part of a large crowd which assembled at the courtroom because the door was barred upon them, the Judge proposing to con duct the trial only before the jury, at torneys and witnesses. It is probable the young women will be called upon to perform the dance before the jury that the case may be determined upon its merits. A NEW SCHEME. Chinese Deported to China Landed in . British jColuinbia. Victoria, B. C Yee Lee, Yee Chung and Fong Chong Yuen, deported from the United States and shipped to China by the steamer Tacoma, have been land ed here with a habeas corpus sworn out by friends before Justice Drake. On the arrival of the ship the head tax of $50 was paid for each, and they presented the receipts to Captain Hill. He re fused to recognize them, holding that he had contracted with the United States government to deliver them in China, and that as such he was acting as agent of said government. A writ of habeas corpus was then obtained and an order for their release made. The steamship was delayed nearly all day. This is the first case of the kind, and will either lead to a speedy understanding between Washington and Ottawa or to the depor tation of all Chineserom San Francisco. If a sharp lookout is kept, the three Chinamen will probably be caught en tering the United States again. ' The Alaska Survey. San Fbancisco. When the United States steamer Patterson leaves this port on the 21st of this month she will have on board four parties from the coast sur vey bound for Alaska. ' The parties con sist of surveyors and astronomers, who will devote themselves to making' sur veys on the boundary line between Alaska and British America. These surveys have been in progress for several seasons, and are now completed from the Arctic regions to Mount St. Elias. This year work will be finished from this point south. The United States steamer, Captain Harber, will be placed at the service of the surveyors for the purpose of communication and the car rying out of the chronometers. Monterey's Trip to Sea. Vallejo. The coast-defense vessel Monterey has returned from her trial trip with the board of inspection. The ship ran from fifteen to twenty miles outside the heads, and for six hours was under pressure and made about ten knots an hour. The Monterey carried about 100 tons more armor than when last at sea. It was noticed that the roll of the ship was more even and anything like a jerky motion had disappeared. During the trip drills of different kinds were held. Neah Bay Seal Catch. Port Townsend. Latest reports from Neah Bay place the total catch of the Indian sealing fleet at 1,441. This un usual luck is accounted for by the fact that the natives were fortunate enough last week during the pleasant weather to get into the midst of the sea herd mi grating to the breeding grounds in Behr mg Sea, and ceased their slaughter only when their ammunition gave out. New Informations Filed. Walla Walla. Informations have been filed against J. K. Edmiston in two new cases by the Prosecuting Attorney. Both charge him with receiving money on deposit when the Walla Walla Sav ing Bank was in a tottering condition. Both informations allege the money was received the day of the suspension, in cluding $150 State money. SUPPLY OF WHEAT The Notorious Bill Dalton is Fatally Wounded. THE BREACH, OF PROMISE SUIT Why the Reports of the Trial Should be Culled of the Filthy Passages One of the Evils Exposed. Chicago. There is trouble brewing among the students at the Woman's Col lege, a section of the Northwestern, Uni versity in Evanston.' The young women are now allowed to read only those pa pers from which all accounts of the Breckinridge-Pollard case have been clipped, and as a consequence many harsh things have been said and many indignant tears have been shed. " Three weeks ago the newsboys in Evanston suddenly experienced a boom in busi ness. Every morning and evening the carriers staggered toward the Woman's College under a huge Dile of DaDers. and returned empty-handed. Just what it was the girls were interested in was lor a time only surmised, but it has leaked out that it was the racy accounts of the famous breach-of-promise case that the young women were after, baturday night the Dean, Emily Huntington Mil ler, and an assistant surprised a roomful of young women listening with bated breath while one of their number was reading the most sensational part of Col. Breckinridge's confession. Whe the newsboys went heavily laden to the col lege next morning they were unceremo niously ejected by the janitor without the sale of a paper, and the girls have not since been allowed to see a paper except those from which all reference to the case has been clipped. Wenatchee-Conconully Mail Route. Washington City. Senator Squire is working hard in the endeavor to se cure a new mail route from Wenatchee in Kittitas county via Knapp's Ferry, Lakeside, Chelan, Methow river, Vir ginia City, Ophir, Malott, Clover and Ruby to Conconully, a service which is greatly desired by the people living in these towns and along this route. Bet ter mail facilities are greatly needed throughout that section, and petitions from that section have been supple mented by one from the Seattle Cham ber of Commerce. Seattle is the natural base of supplies for Okanogan and Kit titas counties, and many of her citizens who are interested in mining and in the development of the country would be benefited by this service. All these facts have been laid before thp Postmaster General and, it is hoped, will have the desired effect. , The Supply of Wheat. ' ' (Washington City. The report of the Secretary of Agriculture in reply to the resolution of Senator Pettigrew, calling for a statement of the visible and invis ible supply of wheat, has been .submit ted to the Senate. The total supply March 1, 1893, was 610,000,000 bushels. Amount in farmers' hands March 1, 1893, and the visible supply March 1, 1894, amounted to 729,000,000 bushels, which he gives as the total amount dis tributed and available for distribution. The apparent discrepancy is 119,000,000 bushels. The supply on hand March; 1, 1894, was 190,000,000 bushels. The prob able consumption from March 1 to July 1, 1894, he puts at 121,000,000 bushels, leaving 69,000,000 bushels available for export from March 1 to July 1, 1894. Bill Dalton Fatally Wounded. Guthrie, O. T. A dispatch to United States Marshal Nix states that Marshal Carr met Bill Dalton and several of his gang of outlaws near Sacred Heart Mis sion in the Pottawattomie reservation, and a pitched battle with revolvers en sued. Bill Dalton and one of his men, named George Thorn, were fatally wounded, but the others escaped. Dep uty Marshal Carr also received a dan gerous wound. It was thought the Dal tons were preparing for a raid on the banks at Purcell and Tecumseh. Bill Dalton is the last of the notorious Dalton brothers,, and is said to have been a member of the California Legislature at onetime. ; Kearsarge's Commander Convicted. Washington City. The court-martial in the case of Commander Heyerman, commanding the Kearsarge, found him guilty of negligence in suffering his ves sel to run upon the reef and inefficiency in the performance of his duty. He is sentenced to be suspended from duty for two years on waiting orders, but to re tain his present number of commanders. Because of his long and faithful service all the members of the court recom mended clemency by the reviewing au thority. ' ' ; Affecting Oregon School Lands. ' Washington City. In the matter of the appeal of the State of Oregon from the decision of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, rejecting its appli cation to select certain school indemnity lands witbin the limits of the grant to the Oregon and California railroad, the Secretary of the Interior reverses the ac tion of the Land Commissioner. The Secretary's decision will affect numerous similar cases before the department as well as reopen others already decided by the department. To Prevent Poaching. Washington City. The Committee on Public Lands has agreed to report the Lacy bill, which fixes a heavy fine for poaching in Yellowstone Park. NATIONAL CAPITAL NEWS. The annual distribution of seeds by the Agricultural Department is practi cally completed. The amount distrib uted is 30 per cent greater than last year. Each Congressman received 3,000 more bags of seeds than in any previous vear, The appropriation for the present fiscal year was $135,400. The Committee on Indian Affairs has decided not to move the Utes from the Colorado reservation. A substitute bill, which is a compromise, will be reported to the .House. it will not become a law until the Utes agree to its provisions. It will provide for keeping them on the western end of the reservation, giving them one township in JNew Mexico, They will be given a quarter of the pres ent reservation. ; Secretary . Smith has transmitted to Congress an adverse report on the House bill providing for the restoration of 1,861 square miles of land in Yellowstone Na tional Park to the public domain. The Secretary says the segregation of the land is the result ot obstructing the en forcement of regulations of the govern ment in the park, owing to squatting by poachers, trappers and other undesirable characters. . The boundaries now hxed are satisfactory to the department. ; No good reason for the proposed change is known. Senator Carey is encouraged over the prospects of the bill for cession of 1,000, 000 acres to each of the arid-land States and Territories to be improved by irri gation. The general expression of opin ion by members favors the bill. There is little doubt that it will be favorably reported soon by the (Jommittee on jfub lic Lands. Mr. Carey believes the bill will receive the unanimous indorsement of the committee. Senators Dolph and Vilas favor the bill, and say it provides for an experiment in the right direction and may lead to a solution of the ques tion of what is to be done to reclaim the arid lands. Mr. Grosvenor of Ohio has introduced in the House a resolution calling for a special investigation of Governor Till man's action in seizing railroad property and telegraph lines engaged in interstate commerce and with armed force and vio lence establishing a censorship of "the daily and weekly press of the country and prohibiting the transmission o( news dispatches to the newspapers.. The res olution directs the Committee on Inter state and Foreign Commerce to inquire by what law such acts had been commit ted and whether the laws of the United States had been violated. In his remarks on the resolution Grosvenor said this was the first time in the history of the government such a censorship of press dispatches had been established. The resolution was referred to the House Committee on Interstate and Foreign uommerce, ot which w ise ot : vug; Uhairman. . , , : A bill introduced in the House by Wolverton of Pennsylvania abolishes the office of United States Circuit Court Commissioners, and repeals the laws authorizing appointments thereto. The Attorney-General is authorized to divide the States and Territories into as many Commissioner districts as he may deem necessary and change the boundaries of such districts or create new districts when required. The President is au thorized to appoint on the nomination of the Attorney-General a sufficient number of Commissioners in the dis tricts, to hold office for four years. The Commissioners are to have the same ju risdiction now.conferred on United States Circuit Court Commissioners, and will be authorized to try with a iury of six all offenses punishable with fine or im prisonment and sentence the defendant with the same effect as if the defendant had been convicted in the United States District Court. . . Three bills are now being considered looking to the collection of $100,000,000 indebtedness ot the Uentrai and Union Pacific Railroad Companies to the gov ernment. Two of them are now before the House Committee on Pacific Rail ways. One was introduced by Geary, another by Brown and a third by Boat ner. The Geary bill provides for the foreclosure of the' government's mort gage on the two roads and the appoint ment of a committee on the part of the government to manage the roads. Geary says his desire is to make the men who have grown rich out of the railroads pay the government what they honestly owe. rom what can be learned the iJrown bill is not likely to be agreed upon, but after it and Geary's bill have been thor oughly discussed a new measure will be reported embodying the features of one or the other. The Boatner bill also pro vides for. judicial procedure to compel the companies to make restitution to the government. .: Caminetti has introduced a ioint res olution authorizing the President to in vite all the nations of the Western Hem isphere to a conference on the financial question. The preamble of the resolu tion recites the fact of the community interests existing in the Western Hemi sphere; the continued depreciation of silver; the default by Guatemala; that Mexico and the governments in Central and South America may take similar action, and asserts that the various in terests of the United States are threat ened with loss. Then follows the resolu tion. By it the President is requested to invite representatives of American Republics to meet in Washington, whose object it shall be to " obtain relief from the conditions which have caused the demonetization of silver." The second partis: " The convention shall be for the purpose of drafting a treaty or treat ies on the subject, to be thereafter sub mitted for ratification to the nations represented, calculated to secure to them such recognition of silver from the nations of the Eastern Hemisphere and to provide regulations governing the pro duction thereof and maintenance among themselves of such a standard as will re store permanent financial conditions and protect their common interests. JUSTICE IN SAMOA. The Behring Sea Bill in the House of Commons. SCOTLAND WANTS HOME RULE That Country Urges the Establishment of a Legislature to Deal With Scot' tish Affairs Dictator in Peru. London. The Behring Sea bill intro duced in the House provides that the arbitration award shall have effect as enacted by this. act. Anyone contra vening this act will be guilty of misde meanor within the meaning of merchant shipping act 54. Any ship violating this act is liable to forfeiture. The court without prejudice to any other power may release such ship upon the payment of a fine of 500. The Queen in council may make, revoke or alter orders carry ing into effect the nrnvisinns nf fhia aof nd any one contravening the regula tions 01 bucii oraer snan De liable to a penalty of 500. The order of the Queen in COimcil maVTirnvin'ft that annh nffinnra of the United States as are specified may exercise powers unaer tnis act similar to those exercised by a British naval officer in relation tr "Rrit.inh shina Tha oM i. to become effective May 1, and any ship Bailing ueiure us publication snail De freed from forfeiture. PARLIAMENT FOR SCOTLAND. That Country Urges the Establishment of Home Rule'. London. In the House of Commons James Henry Dalziel made a motion that it was desired, while retaining in tact the power and supremacy of the xinperiai .rariiament, to establish a .Leg islature for Scotland to deal with Scot tish affairs. Tn onadUnn nf Viia rnni-inn vUA.g ' J . J IJIUblUU he said nobody would say that the House of Commons was so congested that a new and bold dfinartnra wa.s Tiproaaarv The government's proposal to appoint a granu committee lo aeai witn Scottish affairs was only a temporary expedient. The Sr.Ot.tish mpmhflra nf t.ha TTroiao V,aA voted for home rule for Scotland. They entertained no anti-English feeling, their sole object being to procure for Scotland legislation that was impossible under existing conditions. The House adopted the motion 180 to 170. BRAZILIAN INSURGENTS. Da Gama Will Not be Permitted to Land ' in Buenos Ayres. Lisbon. The Portuguese government has informed Admiral da Gama. who is at Buenos Ayres a fugitive with a num ber of his followers on board the PortU fflieSe war shins "IVTinrlolln a-nA llKnna. que, that it cannot permit the Brazilian t ' . i i i reiugeea to iana anywhere excepting on Portuguese territory, and then only on filich COnditinriR that thov pontiAf vatnra to Brazil in order to intervene in the civil struggle. The Portuguese govern ment in SAnHinC onnfho. ura r ohin m..VUU TT CWi U 1 1 1 VJ Buenos Ayres in order to assist in the 1 . . i -r. .i . removal 01 me Brazilian insurgents to Portuguese territory. The insurgents on hna.r1 f.h Pni-fn at Buenos Ayres are said to be in a de plorable condition, many of them suffer ing from wounds and" diseases. Two Cases of vellow fever were HispMroron1 nn the Mindello. , Inquiring Into the Currency Question. London. The Central Associated Chambers of Agriculture have decided to immediately represent to the govern ment the urgent importance of the cur rency question ; also to ask the Royal Agricultural Commission to institute special inquiries into the bearing of the currency question on agriculture. . Re plying to a letter from a gentleman in the city asking that the government deal promptly with) the currency question, Premier Rosebery writes that the sub ject is engaging the attention of the Cabinet. Mr. Smith has secured May 1 for the discussion by the House of Com mons of a resolution on international bimetahsm. Two Presidents and a Dictator. Lima, Peru. Ex-President Caceres has been proclaimed Dictator of Peru, the situation being that Peru just now has two Presidents and a Dictator. Con gress and the people are hostile to Ca ceres, but the army is with him. He was one of the candidates for the Presi dency. : The city is in possession of the troops, who are supporting Caceres, and it is reported that Senor del Solar, the constitutional President, is a fugitive. The banks are closed, and all business is suspended. The soldiers are patrolling the streets. :- 1 ; Ide's Justice in Samoa. ' London. Private advices are received from Samoa that seventeen chiefs were summoned before Chief-Justice Ide and obliged to withdraw their complaints, against the government. The chiefs, however, stuck to the protest against disarming the natives, which they strongly resented. The trial of Alipia and other chiefs of the Aana tribe ended February 2, the court pronouncing sen tence of two years' imprisonment at hard labor on Alipia and $50 to $100 fine against the other chiefs. To Relieve the Unemployed. Madrid. The government has re solved to establish public works in the provinces ot uadiz, Uranada and Anda- usia for the relief of the thousands of workmen now unemployed. HE HAS PREACHING FITS. An Ignorant Norwegian Who Discourses Like a Beecher When Inspired. The Scandinavian folk of the Puget sound region have been strangely affected by tut preaching of one Edward Braekhus, 9 young Norwegian of slight education, who claims to be inspired by the Holy Ghost. An Intelligent Norwegian newspaper pub lisher says Braekhus preaches the word oi God more lucidly than any clergyman he has heard in this country. And yet the only difference between Braekhus style ol preaching and that of a trance medium, ac cording to his own statement, is that no spirit controls him save the Holy Ghost. BRAEKHUS, SUPPORTED BY REV. MR. CHBIS TENSEN AND REV. MR. STEEN. Braekhus is not a spiritualist in the sense that he affiliates with that sect, but he has the temperament of a first class trance me dium. He is very nervous. Braekhus is 21 years old. He came to this country two years and a half ago from a farm near Aafjoren,. in the district of Bergens Stift, in Norway. He went to live with his uncle at Utsalady, opposite Seat tle, and finally became a helping hand in the Norwegian Orphan home at Paulsbo, ' Kitsap county. He was there about six months when he began to be seized with fits. When he was about to have a fit, he would kick and fight and keep four or five men hustling to hold him. After strug gling for a time he would quiet down and begin preaching like a Beecher or a Parker.' He is not an educated man, having had only a common school training, and be cause he spoke fluently and strung choice logic along the thread of his discourse the Paulsbo people thought, him a wonder. That was about the holiday time. Peo ple visiting Paulsbo went home and spread the news, and people crowded in from the surrounding country to hear Braekhus preach. Many people cried all night about their sins after hearing him, and Norwe gians who had been enemies for years be came friends after hearing Braekhus and followed the Christian injunction to love one another. .....-',' Fits, however, didn't agree with Braek hus, so he consulted a Seattle physician. Medical treatment helped him, and he got stronger. Then the Norwegian ministers took him up and brought him to Tacoma. His "preaching spells" or "fits" in that city have broken Braekhus all up, anti her" will have to seek rest. As a rule, it requires church music and congregational singing to give Braekhus a fit or preaching spell. When he hears the music and singing, he begins to shiver and tremble. He gesticulates and moves nerv ously about and usually frightens away any woman who happens to see him. As the spell comes on he would probably in jure himself if he were not held by from two to three men. After wrestling with his attendants for a few minutes Braekhus becomes limp and has to be supported to a sofa which is placed upon the platform, and stretched out at full length he preaches in a strong, pleasing voice, always using his mother tongue.. The Rev. Mr. Steen of Astoria and the Rev. C. Christensen of Paulsbo supported Braekhus to the sofa during sev eral of his appearances in Tacoma. Five of the leading Norwegian Lutheran ministers of the northwest have made a re ligious diagnosis of Braekhus and unite in the belief that it is the Holy Ghost that speaks through him. Told of Edward Blake. One day a near friend ventured to sug gest to Mr. Blake that it would be politic to unbend a little in short, to have more of Sir John's bon camaraderie. Mr. Blake listened, gentle and without vanity, as great men are apt to be, and said that he would willingly oblige if his friend would tell him how. The friend felt embarrassed. -It was one thing to suggest a lack in a man. but another and wholly different thing to suggest a remedy. However, he would da his best. He urged upon the Liberal leader the necessity of a little jocoseness, a notic ing of everyday affairs and not this con stant absorption in great matters. "Well," said Mr. Blake patiently. "Well," replied" his friend in despair, looking about for a moral to adorn his tale of advice and noting the fierce snowstorm blowing against the windows. "For in stance, as you go to the house this after- , oon you will be sure to meet some one you know battling along in the storm on Par liament' hill, and he is equally sure to say something.to you about the snowfall. That will be your opportunity. Say Jauntily, 'Oh, that's snow matter,' and see how amused and pleased he will be." Mr. Blake laughed, repeated to himself "That's snow matter" two. or three times, and his candid friend felt that a beginning had indeed been made. Later on Mr. Blake ventured out. As he - crossed the plateau the snow whirled about his stalwart form and tossed freez ing particles into his face all unheeded, for the statesman was deep in thought. Fi nally he bumped against a man walking in the opposite direction. It was a prom inent member of his party. "I beg your pardon," gasped the man. "I didn't see you, Mr. Blake, for the snow in my eyes. We are having sharp weather, are we not?"' "Ohl" said Mr. Blake, rousing and dimly feeling that this was his cue. "That's' that's that's immaterial." St. Louis Re public. , . . i , ' A Lack of Coincidence. Downer I am glad it is good form not to wear a watch with a dress suit. Upper Why t Downer Because I never have my watch nd my dress suit at the same time, Life.