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VOL. 5 ' HOOD RIVER, OREGON, SATURDAY. MAY 5, 1891. NO. 49.
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BENTON WILSON CONFESSES.
Work on . the Interstate Fair Begun A
Truant Husband Found The Court
.Decides Against a Receiver.
Sbattlb. The example set by Judge
Caldwell of the United States Circuit
Court in restoring the wages of the
Union Pacific employes, which had been
arbitrarily cut by receivers without no
tice to or consent of the employes them
selves, has been followed by Judge Lang
ley of the Superior Court in restoring
the wages of conductors and motormen
, on the Rainier-avenue electric line, which
had been summarily cut from 20 cents to
18 cents per hour by Receiver W. J.
Grambs. This action by Grambs had
been taken after a conference between
him and other street : railway managers,
and was followed by Hiuiilar "reductions
on the Union Trunk line, the Consoli
dated Street railway lines and the Third
street electric line, the two latter roads
being in charge of Receiver M. F.
Backus, who also made the reductions
summarily. '. In these last two cases the
employes also intend protesting in court
against the reduction. The court said
that all evidence showed that 20 cents
an hour was only fair compensation, and
if the question of wages had been first
presented to the court, he would have
prohibited it. He commended the spirit
ol the men in appealing to the court in
stead of striking, and said if the men
had a .higher appreciation of the justice
of the courts, there would be fewer
strikes. The prayer of petitioners should
be granted and wages restored to what
they were when the receiver took charge
of the property.
INTERSTATE FAIR. ' '
Work to be Commenced on the Grounds
- and Buildings at Onoe. .
TACOMA.-The trustees of the Inter
state Fair have ordered work to be com
menced at once. Ten thousand prospec
tuses will be issued and sent throughout
the East. Invitations will be sent to the
Governors of the various States to par
ticipate, asking each State to appoint a
commission to meet at Tacoma in May,
expenses to be paid by the fair. The
160,000 needed, in addition to a capital
of 1200,000 already invested in land and
buildings, has been subscribed, and work
will begin very soon. A clearing bee,
comprising 2,000 men of all occupations,
will be employed to remove the brush
from the site overlooking Puget Sound.
"Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Co
lumbia and Alaska will be represented.
The fair will open August 15 and con
tinue ten weeks. The fair aims to pre
sent a complete exhibition of the varied
resources of the great Northwest for the
benefit of Eastern investors and intend
ing settlers and to bring the people of
the Northwest, together for an inter
change of ideas regarding the develop
ment of the North Pacific coast region.
. A MURDERER. CONFESSES.
He Clears His Father and Sister of the
Spokane. There was a dramatic scene
in court the other day in the Wilson
murder trial. Charles Wilson and his
son and daughter, Benton and Nellie,
were on trial for the murder of the lat
ter's husband, J. W. Johnson, near Chat
taroy. The court had overruled a mo
tion for dismissal, when Judge Clagett
for the defense announced that he had a
revelation to make that Benton Wilson
killed Johnson ; that it was done partly
in self-defense, but more particularly in
defense of his rister, and that the others
were innocent. Later the Wilsons went
on the stand, and Benton told the story
of the tragedy. He walked along the
road with Johnson, trying to get from
him a check for his sister's trunk. John
son frothed with rage. Suddenly he
turned with a threat to go back and kill
his wife, and as he did so threw his hand
back to his rtvolver pocket. Then young
Wilson struck him in the back of the
bead with a knotty club, crushing in bis
skull. He dragged the body into the
brush, and that night buried it.
Strike a Gold Mine.
Tacoma. Some excitement exists in
this vicinity over recent gold discoveries
Joseph and Edward de Langevin have
filed mineral claims on twenty acres of
valuable land in the residence part of
the city, claiming gold is to be found
there in paving quantities. The De
Langevins claim they discovered the
gold two years ago while digging a well
at their home, and that when they pump
the gold comes up in fine sand from the
bottom of the well. They have also dis
covered gold in a gulch back of their
house. They propose to torm a stock
com nan v and begin m minor operations.
Within a few days several gold placer
claims have been located on fcalmon
creek, one mile from Sumner and nine
miles east of Tacoma. A dozen miners
are prospecting there, and are' making
good wages by washing with pans. Old
miners say colors can be found most
anywhere along the streams west of the
Cascades. The question is whether the
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quantity id Bumcieut w pay tur me worn.
Just What Immigrants Want.
Olvmpia. Secretary of State Price is
compiling a book, soon to be published,
which will be a work descriptive of the
State by counties and is designed to meet
a growing demand for information con
cerning this State on the part of pros
pective immigrants. It is impossible
for the various State officers to answer
the correspondence of this character re
ceived everv dav. For the purpose of
securing reliable information and statis
tics Secretary Price addressed a circular
letter to Boards of Trade as well as coun
ty officials, requesting that such ma'tter
be furnished immediately for publication
in this book. The counties generally
throughout the State have responded,
and considerable matter is now ready for
comnilation. However, the three prin
cipal counties of the State have not been
heard irotn, neitner ft.ing, spoKane nor
Pierce having as yet contributed to this
work, which, if published, will be a
source of great good to the State.
Truant Husband Discovered,
Sbattlb. After a search of fourteen
years for the husband who deserted her
in New York and eloped with the wife
of August Hockman Mrs. Anna Fried
erike Wolfenstein has found the guilty
couple living in prosperity in this city
under the assumed name of West. They
have resided here for the past twelve
years, and held themselves out to' the
public as man and wife. Mrs. Wolfen
stein has begun an action in the courts
to recover a portion ot the weaitn wmcn
her husband and the woman he has been
living with have accumulated. Most of
the property is in the name of the wom
an, but Mrs. Wolfenstein alleges that it
all arose from the investments made
here by her husband of the money he
took with him when he deserted her, and
under the law of this State the wife is
entitled to one-half of the community
property. Mrs. Wolfenstein is 55 years
old, and has lived on charity for the last
San Francisco. The registration of
Chinese in San Francisco under the Mc
Creary act has not been as active as, was
expected at the time of its passing, and
it is estimated that from 4,000 to 7,000
have as yet filed no application to regis
ter. The Chinese claim that the time
has been insufficient and the method of
registration inadequate, and are said to
have sent an appeal to Washington for
more time. The last day is May 3. It
is claimed that the preparations of the
government to carry out the law's pro
visions were not completed until Jan
uary 2. when the bureau in this city was
opened for business. Consequently there
was a long period oi lime in wmcu me
Chinese who wanted to register were de
nied the opportunity. ' The appeal sent
to Washington asks a considerable ex
tension of time, but it is believed the
Chinese will be satisfied if given two
months additional. .
Foundered in the Breakers.
San Francisco. News has been' re
ceived of the loss of the fishing schooner
Dauntless and the drowning of four men
at the mouth of Klamath river on the
North California coast early on the morn
ing of the 12th. The schooner was com
pletely wrecked. All on board perished.
The drowned are Captain Marquez, two
seamen named Thompson and Brown
and Avery Edson, a youth, whose par
ents live at Crescent City. The bodies
of Captain Marquez, Avery Edson and
and one of the sailora have been cast
upon the beach. The disaster resulted
through an attempt to nut to sea from
the Klamath river during a gale. The
schooner foundered in the breakers on
South Bend. The discovery has been
made that Eastern oysters will propagate
in Willapa Bay. An oysterman put out
some Eastern plants three years ago,
and recently while tonging native oys
ters on his beds brought up Eastern oys
ter spawn. The discovery is a most im
portant one to the oystermen, as - it will
revolutionize the business. Not until
the South Bend harbor-line case is set
tled will the oystermen engage in the
cultivation of Eastern oysters, as until
then they can secure no title to their
oyster grounds. At present they have
barely more tnan a squatter s ngni to
their grounds. i : '
. Warrants Called In.
Olympia. State Treasurer Bowen has
received taxes from King county to the
amount of $91,310.95. The Treasurer
immediately issued a call for outstand
ing warrants. By the call general fund
warrants to No. 3,115 will be paid on
presentation and military fund warrants
tO JNO. 1,208.
LOS ANGELES SUNK
The Vessel Goes Down, and
Four Are Drowned.
OFF POINT SUR LIGHTHOUSE.
While the Captain Slept the Boat Ran
j Upon the Rocks, and Sank in Ten
Minutes A Complete Wreck.
Monterey,. , Cal. The Pacific , jCJoast
Steamship Company's steamer Los An
geles, bound north from Newport, Cal.,
and way ports to San Francisco, ran on
the rocks at Point Sur lighthouse, thirty
miles south of Monterey, between 9 and
10 o'clock Sunday night. The passen
gers and crew took to the boats, and the
steamer sank within a few minutes. So
far as known four lives were lost. Two
boatloads reached the shore at Point Sur.
The first news of the disaster was brought
here by messenger.' Two boats and a
raft containing the other passengers and
members of the crew were met by the
steamer Eureka. The Eureka rescued
them, and brought them to Monterey.
From them it was learned that the Los
Angeles reached the Point Sur light
about 9 p. m. The captain, who had re
tired, had given orders to the third mate
to call him when a certain number of
revolutions of the wheel had been noted.
The mate failed to do so, and the steamer
went upon the rocks at 9:15, and in ten
minutes she sank. The captain instant
ly ordered out the lifeboats and a raft.
Two of the boats, containing; about fifty
men, succeeded in reaching the shore.
Two others and the raft kept out to sea.
Chief Engineer Wallace in charge of one
of the boats saw the steamer Eureka,
and succeeded in getting within hailing
distance. : The steamer lay to, and sent
out boats to search for the other party.
They soon found the raft with seven per
sons, and the next morning about 7
o'clock picked up the other boat, con
taining fourteen more. Tiiey sent boats
to those on shore, and offered to take
them aboard the steamer ; but, owing to
the roughness of the surf, they declined
to attempt to board the boats. Four
dead bodies have been recovered, and
Captain Leland of the Los Angeles is re
ported in a critical condition by his
brother, Captain James Leland of the
fuireka. The two brothers have been
sailing this coast about twenty-five,years.
All the ladies and children were saved
and brought up on the Eureka.
The passengers who effected a landing
at Point Sur after the wreck and arrived
here are the following: Charles Rott,
J. J. Webster. Thomas Sanford, E. S.
Toynsin, E. H. Jacobs and two orphan
boys named Martinez from Los Angeles,
Frank and George Ey of Santa Ana, Y.
Holcomb of Hueneme, S. D. Nichols
and George Hobart of San Luis Obispo.
John Lateli of Cayucos, F. Conway and
Quong Jack of Santa Barbara, J. 1m
perti of San Simon and Charles Pendenit
and V. A. Simpson of Ventura.
The steamer is a complete wreck. The
bottom is all punched out. and nothing
can now be seen of the popular Los An
geles except the tops of her masts. She
sank in about six fathoms of water, and
it will be impossible to save anything
from her, for the spot where she lies is
the :ino8t rocky and dangerous on the
faeinc uoast. .
The Los Angeles was a very old ves
sel, having been used by the Pacific Coast
Steamship Company for twenty years.
Before that she was a United States rev
enue cutter, and was called theWyanda.
she became useless to the government.
and Goodall, Perkins & Co. purchased
her and put her into service as a freight
and passenger boat between California
ports. She was a small steamer of not
quite 300 tons, and for some time has
not been rated as hrst-class. She was
in command of Captain George Leland.
The rocks at Point Sur, which are a clus
ter of ugly spurs about a mile out from
the shore, have long been a menace to
navigation on the southern route. In
1875 the Entura, a handsome steamer
which was at that time the largest ves
sel in the service of the Pacific Coast
Steamship Company, was lost on these
SHOT AND ROBBED.
Boldest Crime Ever Committed in Port-
land Treasurer's Office Looted.
Portland. Within twenty feet of the
Sheriff's office, where that official and a
score of deputies were busily engaged in
the collection of taxes, within the pres
ence almost of 100 others variously en-
;aged in and about the county court
louse. Charles B. Malarkey, an assistant
in the office of his father, County Treas
urer Malarkey was shot down by a mur
derous assailant, the vault robbed of all
its valuable contents, and two hours be
fore the atrocious act was dicovered the
thief and would-be murderer had escaped.
It is the boldest robbery ever committed
in the city, and when it became known
created an immense sensation. So far
the identity of the robber-assassin is en
veloped in mystery, but the detectives
attached to the central police station,
keenly alive to the situation, are hard at
work on various clews with a promise of
tangible results. Young Malarkey '8
wound is not considered fatal, and at last
accounts he was resting easily. The
amount stolen by the robber is variously
estimated at from 600 to $2,000, but can
not be definitely determined until the
lusxlra ova rmna mrh. A a liooi" a a nan Via
ascertained the robbery and shooting oc- .
curred at 1 :30 p. m., immediately after
young Malarkey had returned from.
lunch. It was about that time that sev- t
eral persons in various portions of the
building were startled by the report of a
pistol, coming from no one could tell just
where. One or two' persons had enough
curiosity to look around for the cause of
the noise, but, finding everything quiet,
returned to their duties without com
ment. It was not until County Treasurer
Malarkey returned from his lunch, about
3 :20 o clock, that the crime was discov
ered. It was he who first entered the
office and found the prostrate form of
his son beside the looted vault. He at
once raised the alarm. The word was
passed from mouth to mouth, and in a
surprisingly short time the courthouse
and grounds were thronged with excited
men and officials. The County Treasur
er's offices are situated in the north wing
of the building and just across the hall
from the Sheriff's office. There are two
rooms, each about twenty feet square.
connected by a single door. The vault
is in the back room, and it was there
that theehooting occurred. The entrance
to the front officers' directly across the
hall from the door opening into the Sher
iff's main office. The back office also has
an exit, a door opening into a short, dark
hallway, which connects with the main
corridor of the building. This entrance
is rarely used. The window by which
the would-be assassin is supposed to have
made his escape opens from the rear of
fice upon the courtyard of the iail. The
sill is flush with the roof of a shed, from
which a person might easily leap to the
ground without the slightest danger of
injuring himself. . ;
Senator Palmer has introduced a bill
repealing the State bank tax, but pro
hibiting the issuing of money by State
banking institutions or other corpora
tions except national banks. '
Speaker Crisp has authorized Sergeant
Snow to make public the new form of
certificate by which the old law in disuse
tor thirty years is revived and the pay of
members is " docked " for absenteeism.
The member certifies to the number ;'of
days he was absent ' during the month,
and the Speaker certifies to the amount
due him, : ' . !
Senator Call from the Committee on
Public Lands has reported his bill set
ting apart 1.000.000 acres for each of the
arid-land States and Territories to be re
claimed in small tracts by means of ir
rigation. Kansas. Montana and Okla
homa are added to the States and Terri
tories to which the provisions of the bill
shall apply. . !
The Navy Denartment has iust pub
lished the reprimand in the case of Cap
tain E. M. Shepard, who was convicted
of writing a letter reflecting upon Cap
tain Uunce. The Secretary deems the
publication of the findings and sentence
of the court and the action of the de
partment thereon in general orders to be
sufficient-compliance with the require
ments of the sentence that he be pub
licly reprimanded. - . i
Secretary Gresham has proposed to the
government of Chili the establishment
of a new commission to consider the
claims which failed through lack of time
to be adjudicated by the late commis
sion. An intimation has been received
that Chili would agree to such a propo
sition. It is understood the Chilian gov
ernment is anxious to promptly settle
the remaining claims rather than to per
mit their continued vexatious existence.
Superintendent Stump of the immi
gration bureau with the approval of Sec
retary Carlisle has issued an important
circular of instructions to commissioners
of immigration, collectors of customs
and. immigration inspectors, which ex
tends all the prohibitive and inspection
features of the present regulations relat
ing to transoceanic immigration to per
sona arriving in the United States by
water from Canada, Newfoundland and
Legislation is probable during the
present Congress looking to the abolition
of the office of Collector of Customs at a
number of smaller ports, transferring
the business to larger offices. Among
the places named are Humboldt and Eu
reka, Cal., and Coos Bay and Yaquina,
Or. Secretary Hamblin concurs in the
proposed changes. The Assistant Sec
retary favors a more comprehensive
measure consolidating some districts in
the interest of economy. 1 ', A ',
The modifications which have been
made in the Behring Sea bill havf robbed
that measure of the features which were
most obnoxious to our government, and
it is believed that if the act is thorough
ly administered there will be little op
portunity for pelagic sealing in the closed
season. As it now stands the result of
the Paris arbitration was published in
the British Columbian newspapers last
fall, and it would be a difficult task for
the owners and masters of any sealing
craft to convince an impartial Judge that
they were not aware of the provisions of
the award, and until they could estab
lish : such ignorance their vessels and
cargoes are no longer free from forfeit
ure. . The opportunities to plead ignor
ance are expected to be very few, as it is
reported that the customs officers at
Victoria notified all of the sealers clear
ing from that port since the beginning
of the year of the provisions of the
award, and warned their masters of the
danger of seizure.
Another international monetary con
ference, this time perhaps to be held in
the City of Mexico, is among the proba
bilities. The government through its
diplomatic representatives is quietly
pressing upon the attention of the pow
ers the feasibility of again undertaking
an adjustment of the monetary question,
and the time is believed ripe for further
efforts in that direction. Minister Ro
mero has already suggested the matter
to our government in a way that does
not at the moment reauire a direct re
sponse, and the President is considering
it carefully, for undoubtedly the success demand to yield, which would have stung
of the undertaking will depend m a large the pride of the great neighboring Re
measure upon the support of the United public, but in an unofficial way through
States. - The adhesion of Great Britain, Minister Mendonca it has been made
too, is of first importance, and the re- clear to Peixoto that he would add to
port that she will limit her represen'ta- the glory of his triumph and sooner, re
tives to that of India hardly realizes the , store good feeling at home and retain the
hopes of the projectors, though it may , respect of other powers by kind and hu
not defeat the meeting. mane treatment pf the defeated rebels.
AS A PEACEMAKER.
Uncle Sam Uses His Influence
in Behalf of Clemency.
THE DENVER AND GULF ROAD.
The Report of the House Committee on
Naval Affairs Does Not Recommend
a New Battle Ship. '
Washington. The present and pros'
pective naval strength of the United
States in comparison with that of foreign
powers is set forth in the report of the
House Committee on Naval Affairs pre
sented by Chairman Cummings'. The
report states that the committee has re
luctantly concluded not to recommend
the construction of a new battle ship be
cause of the depleted condition of the
treasury. It is agreed, however, that
there must be no halt in building up the
navy. England proposes, says the re
port, to begin seven battle ships of the
nrst ciasH, six cruisers oi tne second class
and two sloops. Italy with a depleted
treasury ia preparing to build three first-
class battle ships, three cruisers, twelve
torpedo boats and four transports. Ger
many, France and Russia are going to
even greater lengths, to secure the in
crease of their navies. The report then
says: - ' ' -' -
" In view of this fact it certainly would
not be safe for the United States to build
no more battle ships. With increasing
prosperity the work should go on till the
American navy is strong enough to stand
all exigencies. The slight increase pro
posed by the committee will certainly
not burden the country with taxation
during the coming year, and with re
newed prosperity the work can be con
tinued in the future without overbur
dening the nation. The total loss of the
Kearsarge leaves the Hartford, Admiral
Farragut's flag shin, the only vessel, in
the new navy aside from the frigate Con
stitution around which historical mem
ories cluster." , . ,
The committee in accordance with the
wishes of the Navy Department has rec
ommended liberal appropriations for her
preservation, believing public sentiment
demands it. ' , ,:
THE DENVER AND GIU.F.
Protest of Kx-GovernorKvans Against
Dknver. Wells, Taylor & Taylor, at
torneys for ex-Governor John Evans,
have filed a petition with th United
States Court asking to have the recent
election of directors of the Union Pacific,
Denver and liulf road set aside. The
petition recites the protests made by
Governor Evans at the time of the elec
tion, April 10, against voting of stock
held by the Union Pacific interest, goes
over the story of the acquisition of the
Gulf road by the Union Pacific and the
alleged intentional mismanagement of
the tiulf by the controlling corporation,
tells the facta of the - recent election of
officere, how it waa all " a put-up job "
pioviuuBLjr ttiiaugou bi uuiauft, uuu re
peats the protest made by Governor
Evans against including the Gulf in the
proposed reorganization of the Union
Pacific system. - It is declared that the
Union Pacific is planning to take ad
vantage of the poverty-stricken condi
tion of the Gulf, brought about by the
mismanagement of the controlling cor
poration, to cause a foreclosure and sale.
and that the Union Pacific desires to
buy up the property and make it a part
of the larger system, thus doing away
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wiiii a luruiiuauie competitor. 1
, Breckinridge is Safe.
Washington. The feeling among the
leading members of the House of Rep
resentatives la that no action could be
taken concerning the Breckinridge scan
dal, although one of the best lawyers in
the House said the constitution' gave
ample authority. Precedents cited, how
ever, deal almost exclusively with of
fenses of a personal nature committed
on the floor of the House, as for instance
the case of Brooks, who was expelled for
assaulting Charles Sumner with a cane.
There appears to be a lack of precedents
tor offenses committed outside of Con
gress. Some members Interviewed de
clared no action can be taken on the nu
merous petitions, which are said to be on
the way to the House, demanding the
expulsion of Breckinridge, these mem
bers .affirming Breckinridge is only an
swerable to nis constituents;' but the
burden of Congressional opinion ' is
against this view, though it is pretty
generally admitted no action on the pe
titions will be taken further than allow
ing them to be read.
Uncle Sam a Peacemaker. '
Washington. For ' the clemency
shown and the general amnesty extend
ed by President Peixoto the Brazilian
rebels have thanked the United States,
for it was through the efforts of Secre
tary Gresham that the expediency and
propriety of this humane course was
urged upon the Brazilian government.
although we have declined to act in con
junction with other nations, notably
Italy and Portugal, in making a joint
representation to this end. Our govern
ment made no formal proposition, nor
anytning mat couiu oe construed into a
A POPULAR NOVELIST.
Like Many Another, Stanley J. Weyman
Preferred Literature to the Law.
Though he has had a growing literary
reputation in England for 10 years or more,
Stanley J. Weyman remained comparative
ly unknown in America until the publica
tion here of his masterpiece, "A Gentleman
of France." His "The House of the Wolf,"
"The New Rector" and "The Story of Mr.
Francis Cludde" attained a considerable
circulation among English novel readers
and received much commendation from the
critics, but their success was not great
enough to tempt American publishers to
venture on republishing them. "The New
Rector" is the only one that deals with
modern times. It is a .Trollopean story .of
more than ordinary interest, but is handi
capped by not being in a fashionable liter
ary veinj ;.-:" -. " ' " -
Mr. Weyman is a bachelor and lives at
the little town of Ludlow, in Shropshire,
where he was born in 1855. His sympathies
are not confined to books, and he retains suf
ficient of the spirit of the country squire to
ride to hounds and indulge in several other
characteristically English branches of sport.
He is especially fond of boating and spent
last summer on the Thames in a houseboat.
He has traveled a little in Spain and south
ern France, is quite familiar with the west
ern Mediterranean and has made a winter
tripto Egypt. ' - ..
He does not look much like an athlete,
being slight of figure and but little above
the medium in stature, but Mr. Weyman'i
success in literature will probably cause a
boom fn college athletics, for he was a con
''" STANLEY in WEY&1AN. . 1
Rpicuous figure on the cinder track during
his Oxford days and won the mile and two
mile foot races at his college games in 1876,
winning the two mile race for the second
time in 1877, the year of his graduation.
Christ Church was hts college, and the
famous Shrewsbury school provided his
preliminary- education, but the novelist ,
made no great mark m scholarship at ei- ,
ther. He was not much of a student and
took his decree with a second class in mod
ern history and a third in "classical moder- -ations,"
a record that is authoritatively
pronounced "creditable, but not brilliant."
Mr. Weyman was called to the bar at the
Inner Temple in 1881 and joined the Oxford
circuit, where he continued to practice for
10 years or so, though the law was not par
ticularly congenial to him, and his heart
was set oh literary work. A short story of
his which had been accepted by Chambers'
Journal during his college days fired his
mind with dreams of literary success, and
be kept on writing till his dreams cama
true,' -For the behoof of literary aspirants
it should be mentioned that no one seemed
to want his first long novel, and after sever- .
al publishers had rejected it he very cour
ageously destroyed the manuscript.
The "Second Samson."
Richard Joy, who died May 18,1742, '
at the age of 67 and is buried in the St.
Peter's churchyard, isle of Thanet,
Kent, England, was known throughout
Europe as the " Kentish Hercules," or
the "Second Samson.", : When but a
youth of 17 years, he was invited to
London by the king to give an exhibi
tion in remarkable feats of strength. '
Among the feats of his more mature
years was that of breaking, with his '
hands and feet, a rope with a tensile
strength of 85 hundredweight and the
lifting of 2, 200 pounds. The following .
ia a copy of his epitaph:
Herculean hero! famed for strength.
At last lies here his breadth and length. '
See how the mighty man is fallenl
To death the strong and weak are all one; . ,,
The same Judgment doth befall ' . .
Goliath great and David small. - I :' -
St. Louis Republic.
Stagnation Is Death. .
The sun would be consumed by its .
own ardor if it did not shine. Nature
knows nothing of hoarding. ' The sun
gives away its gold without ostenta
tion. The ocean gives its vapors to the '
clouds, the clouds return them to tha
earth, the rivers to the sea.' There ia a
constant exchange between lungs and ,
leaves. , Stagnation is death. Give to -
getj get to give. Ram 'a Horn. . . ,
How to Save Slippers.
A recent advertisement : emanating
from a bootshop reads like this: "Slip
pers for ladies should never be used for
spanking purposes. " i
''Careful mothers with unruly chil
dren will be presented with a fine, well
made -rattan carpet beater with every .
pair of shoes. ; The' wearing quality ,
of our slippers will not then be endan
gered by using them for correcting pur
Bring your boy with you; and we
will show you how to use the carpet '
beater." Pearson's Weekly. .
: "And so your son has finished his col
lege course? Did he graduate with
"Oh, yes, but he tells me that some
of the other fellows carried them off.
Rascally, wasn't it?" Boston Tran
script. , i