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It's a Cold Day- When We Get Left.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON SATURDAY. MAY 12, 1894.
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THE WILY CHINESE
Midwinter Fair Exhibitors
Try to Register.
WASHINGTON STATE CAPITOL.
Find 'of a Mexican Prospector Prove a
Bonanza Quart I All Studded With
Gold Land for Sale.
San Fhancisco. By the action of the
Board of Directors of the Pacific Im
provement Company at their meeting
the other day it was decided to place
property valued at from $10,000,000 to
$12,000,000 in charge of the land depart
ment of the Central Pacific road for die
posal. ' The Pacific Improvement Com
pany and the Southern Pacific, although
organized under different charters, are
practically one and the same, as the
stock of both corporations is owned in
great part by the same persons. Various
reasons are surmised for the Belling out
of the Pacific Improvement Company,
One is that Mrs. Stanford, who is a heavy
stockholder, is anxious to secure a large
amount ot ready cash in order to carry
out the wishes of her late husband. An
other reason is that . the affairs of the
Pacific Improvement Company have not
been prosperous lately, and that its days
ot usefulness as an auxiliary oi tne
Southern Pacific have passed. The offi
cers of the company, however, deny it
is the intention to dissolve the corpora
tion. The sale will include over 126,000
Acres of land, scattered over the States
of California, Oregon, Nevada and Utah,
tan of it is improved and some not.
Also included in the list are 125 town
uites, comprising such places as Reno,
Truckee, Corning, Willows, Montague,
Merced and others on the lines of the
Southern Pacific and its branches. Near
Santa Barbara are 4,000 acres, and in
Siskiyou county are 32,500 acres, 15,000
. of which are under fence. The great
Hotel del Monte at Monterey will also
probably be placed on the market, though
this is not decided. The property at
Monterey comprises 14,000 acres. Pacific
Grove and El Carmelo near Monterey
and the big hotel at Castle Crag near
Mount Shasta will alBO be sold.
BED ROCK'S RICH MINE.
The. Discovery of a Ledge That is Stud
ded With Gold.
Los Angeles. A gold mine, which
bids fair to turn out an immense bo
nanza, lias been discovered thirty-eight
miles northeasterly of Mojave. Notwith
standing that the find was made three
weeks ago the news has not reached the
outside world yet, although in that i re
gion the excitement is running high and
the people are flocking to the new fields
as fast as they can. The first news was
, brought to Los Angeles by State Sena-
tor Del Valle, who returned from Red
Rock, lie brought with him specimens
of the quartz, picked up from the dump
haphazard, which are so full of free gold,
running in size from a speck to the di
mensions of a pea, that it is n exagger
ation to say that the ore must average a
value of many thousand dollars a ton.
The placers around Red Rock, which
have been worked for several menths,
have caused quite a little settlement to
spring up. On March 30 a Mexican In
habitant of the camp discoverd this ledge
in question about nine miles west of the
placers. 'A shaft has been sunk quite
. deep, and the ore is richer as it goes
down. There is none of it in which the
gold is not distinctly visible, and most of
the pieces are literally studded with it.
Senator Del Valle says that the assays
show almost incredible returns, but this
is plain to see on examining the speci
mens which he brought. The quartz is
soft, and the gold particles are so readily
extracted that a man with crude means
can get a dollar or so in a few minutes.
The ledge is 4,1)00 feet above sea .level,
and wood and water are scarce, a few
small springs being the only supply of
the latter. The Senator says people are
rushing in by the hundreds, all bent on
locating claims, but besides this bonanza
nothing else has been found which prom
ises returns. Extensions on this claim,
however, show good returns.
THE TIDE-LAND DECISION.
It May Cause the State a Great Deal of
Annoyance and Litigation.
Olympia. It would appear from the
recent decision of the Supreme Court in
the case of Smith against the Commis
sioner of Public Lands that the State is
liable to be deprived of valuable tide'
land reserves, unless there be some legal
means of avoiding it. All tins is attrib
utable to the local tide-land appraisers
in failing, as required by law, to hie with
the Commissioner of Public Lands a plat
of natural oyster beds in their several
counties. The inference drawn from the
decision is that, there being no such plats
filed, the legal presumption is there are
no- such beds; hence the Commissioner
must issue a certificate of purchase at
the rate of $10 an acre, although the fact
is well known that such purchaser is ac-
quiring valuable oyster beds, which it
was the intent of the law to reserve from
sale. No doubt an effort will be made to
avoid such loss. Possibly steps may be
taken to compel county appraisers to do
their duty or resign in favor of those who
will respect the provisions of the law.
Allen Weir, one of the counsel for Smith,
takes the ground that a person desiring
to establish the existence of natural oys
ter beds should compel the local apprais
ers to file a plat with the Commissioner,
they being the only agents of the State
authorized to do that duty. Further,
under the decision the Commissioner of
Public Lands is authorized and com
pelled to sell tide lands unless there ex
ists a contest, and the appeal board has
no authority except to hear a contest.
WASHINGTON'S STATE CAPITOL.
Ernest Flagg of New York Is the Suc
cessful Designer. .
Olympia. Out of 187 plans submitted
by architects from every State in the
Union for Washington's State capitol
the commission selected that of Ernest
Flagg of New York. The second prize
of $1,500 was awarded to William Ken
von of Minneapolis, the third prize of
$1,000 to W. H. Dennis of Minneapolis
and O. P. Dennis of Tacoma, the fourth
Srize of $500 to German & Dewaard of
uluth and W. E'. Brown of Chicago.
All the plans receiving awards were from
the six selected by Prof. Ware, who was
engaged by the board as architectural
expert. The building will cost $1,000,
000, to be paid for from the sale of 132,
000 acres of land granted for that pur-
ose by Congress upon admission to
Statehood. Work will commence (at
once. The capitol grounds proper cover
twelve acres. It is proposed to place
the central line of the State building on
the central line of Fourteenth street,
down which it will face. It would thus
be brought near the edge of the bluff in
full view of t tie Sound. The building
will be placed' on a terrace six feet high.
To Number and Name Streets.
Astobia. Mayor Kinney has signed
an ordinance to change the names of all
the streets in this city. The ordinance
was introduced into the Council on ac
count of the expressed desire on the part
of the United States postal authorities
that the nomenclature of the streets
should be put into some condition less
perplexing than at present, for now in
Astoria one name does duty for three
streets and another answers for eleven.
The ordinance provides for naming all
streets by numbers from west to east and
with the letters of the alphabet from
north to south. Most of the new. names
will be the same as those of streets and
avenues of New York. The signing of
the ordinance ends an agitation in this
direction that has extended over a pe
riod of several years. . ; ,
Chinamen Won't Go.'
Sam Fhancisco. As many predicted,
the Chinese took advantage of the Mid'
winter Fair concession to bring in quite
a number of their countrymen intent on
making a home in the United States. It
was represented that after the fair was
over they would return to the Flowery
Kingdom. That this assurance was only
a misrepresentation is evident from cer
tain facts now in the possession of the
Federal officials. It is believed that
many of the "exhibitors" have scattered
throughout the country, and that others
were prepared to make prolonged stays is
evident from the fact that five of them
boldly attempted to take advantage of
the registration act. The estimates of
those registered in San Francisco range
from 3,000 to 6,000. .
Emigrant Kate Question.
San Fhancisco. The Southern Pacific
has notified the Interstate Commerce
Commission that it is in no sense a party
to the emigrant traffic rate made by the
Western Passenger Association. In a
telegram sent to the commission the
company explained that the proportion
of the fare from Ogden to this city is a
part of the through rate only and cannot
be quoted as a rate from Ogden to Cali
fornia points. It will decline to accept
any tickets sold at less than the fall
through rate from Atlantic to Pacific
Coast points. The fact is mentioned also
that the Southern Pacific' took no part in
the rate-cutting of the Union Pacific and
is neither fighting for nor against that
Salmon Not Running Well.
Astokia. The cannerymen have al
most given up hope of a large pack of
salmon this year. Despite the fact that
all the conditions so far have been favor
able for a heavy run, fish are still scarce,
and the average pack per cannery is not
above sixty cases. Since the opening of
the season, and in fact for two weeks
previous, the weather has been all . that
could have been wished; and it was con
fidently expected that the high temper
ature would bring the fish in, but the
expectation failed of realization. There
has been little or no trap fishing yet on
account of the freshet, and until the wa
ter clears it would be a waste of time
and money to get the traps in readiness.
It is safe to say that the total pack for
the year will not reach last year's figures.
Dispute Between Virginia and
; Maryland Settled. '
THE ADVANCE OF CULTURE,
Proposed Organization of Persons DI
tlnguished in Literature, Science, the
Fine Arts and Invention.
Washington. A plan for the creation
of a select body of twenty-five persons
distinguished in literature, science, the
fine arts and invention has been submit
ted to the House by Representative Black
of Chicago. The plan is embodied in
two bills on somewhat similar lines. The
first was drawn by General Lew Wal
lace, the author, and the' other by Li-
brarian of Congress Spoffbrd. They pro
vide for the appointment of committees
of three from the Senate and two from
the House, who shall make the select
committee of five members to form the
nucleus of the organization. These five
shall be " citizens of the United States,
of culture, and distinguished in litera
ture, science, tine arts and inventions."
These five shall elect twenty other per
sons eminently distinguished in litera
ture, arts, etc. The twenty-five elected
are to constitute a continuous body
They are given the power to establish a
name for the body and to nil vacancies
by electing new members so the quota of
twenty-five shall be preserved. Section 2
of the bill provides that the Librarian of
Congress shall set aside a chamber in
the new Congressional Library for the
use of the body, with attendants, lights
and the use of all books and materials
in the possession of the library. Prof.
oponord's bill also adds a provision that
the body shall furnish reports to Con
gress on memorials concerning the lan
guage of liteiature which maybe sub
mitted to Congress from time to time.
The purpose of the bill is to create an
organization in this country similar to
the " Immortals " of France and to the
national academies of Great Britain,
Germany and other countries. -
THE SUPREME COURT.
Controversy of Great Importance
.. tween Maryland and Virginia. 1
Washington- The Supreme Court has
decided the case of Robert L. Wharton
against the Sheriff of Accomac county,
Va., which involves the regions having
oyster fisheries in the waters between
and belonging to Virginia and Maryland.
This question has grown into an "inter
state controversy of great importance.
Justice Field delivered the opinion of
the court, holding that the compact of
1785 between the two States was still in
force, but that the courts of Virginia
could try citizens of Maryland only for
offenses against citizens of Virginia and
not for offenses against the State of Virj
ginia. The decision was in favor of Vir
ginia and against Wharton.
The litigation between the steamships
Britannia and Beaconsfield over their
collision in 'New York harbor has beeh
decided. Justice Shiras delivered the
opinion reversing the Circuit Court's de-
ciBion and sustaining the decision of the
District, that both vessels were at fault
and there should be a division of dam
ages.' He declared that the Britannia
was bound to have foreseen the current,
which interfered with her intention to
follow her signals and pass astern of the
other vessel, ana that the ueaconsneld
was at fault in not keeping her headway
movement. Justice Brown dissented,
being unable to conclude that the i5ea
consfield was at fault.
STAT WILL BE SHORT.
Admiral Walker Expeoted Back From
Hawaii This Summer.
Washington. There can no longer be
any doubt that Rear-Admiral Walker's
assignment to the command of the Pa
cific squadron is of a temporary nature
and is directly connected with the estab
lishment of a coaling station at Pearl
Harbor and for a vigorous enforcement
of the Monroe doctrine in case there
should be any danger of foreign inter
ference during the coming elections. Adt
miral Walker has been selected for the
superintendence of the Naval Academy
to relieve Captain Phythian, whose term
expires in July next. It therefore fol
lows that when Rear-Admiral Walker
was assigned to the command of the Pa
cific squadron the department had a spe
cial object in view in sending him to
Hawaii, and that his mission would be
short. He may not return to the United
States in time to relieve Captain Phyth
ian in July, but he is likely to take
charge of the academy before the begin
ning of the school year in Septembers
Prizefighting Lawful. , v
New Obleans. The' Supreme Court
has decided the matter of the State vs.
the Olympic Club. It affirmed the der
cision of the lower court,; which was by
a majority vote of the jury in favor, of
the club. The case has been pending for
months, and the decision will permit re
sumption of glove contests in Louisiana.
Noted Billiard Event.
Chicago. The most sensational event
recorded in the billiard world at Paris
this season is a cushion-carom contest,
which has been arranged between Ives
and Schaefer on one side and Vignaux
and Carter on the other. The match
will be played about the first week in
June. , i
WASHINGTON CITY NEWS.
Attorney-General Olney has appointed
John M. deann an Assistant, District
Attorney for Oregon to assist in the pros
ecution of the Chinese and opium-smug-
The President has nominated Pay Di
rector Edwin M. Stewart to be chief of
the bureau of supplies and accounts and
r'aymaster-ueneral -with the rank
Senator Peffer has introduced a bill to
provide for a collection of the rebate due
from the Union Pacific Company. The
bill authorizes the sale of the road, and
provides that in case no bid is made
equal to the amount of the indebtedness
the government shall take the property
ana-operate me roaa. --, - ,
Secretary Herbert has , reduced the
sentence of Commander Heverman
found guilty by court-martial of causing
the wreck of the Kearsarge, from, two
years' to one year's suspension from
duty. Lieutenant Lvman was Hetitfnwl
to one year's suspension and a public
reprimand. Herbert set aside the rep
rimand. . ,
Sweet of Idaho appeared before the
Commissioner of Indian Affairs in advo
cacy of a bill ratifying the treaty with
the iNez rerce Indians and the opening
oi tne surplus iana to settlement. Wil
son of Washington is a member of the
commission, and gave the measure strong
support, xne Din win be favorably re
In many Oregon cases of Indian dep
redations coming up before the Court of
Claims under the Indian depredations
law of the Fifty-first Congress there hare
arisen disputes as to what is meant by
the words ' in amity " and " bands " as
applied to Indian tribes. Senator Dolph
has introduced a bill defining these
words. . " In amity " is to be construed
to mean Indians at peace or in treaty
relations witn tne unitea btates,
" Band " is to be a tribe having a sep
arate or independent organization. This
bill is made necessary by the many quib
bles which are raised by Judges and law1
yers in cases where attempts are made
by citizens to obtain their just dues from
the United States.
Lieutenant W. A. Beeler of the navv
hydrographic office has returned from a
trio to feurODe on the Weimar, made bv
authority of Secretary Herbert to teqt
tne new aid to navigation, tne soiarom-
eter. This instrument is intended to re
place the sextant aboard ship in show-
ng the exact position of the vessel. It
has many points of advantage, over the
sextant in accuracy and freedom from
long arithmetical calculations. One feat
ure of the greatest value is the capacity
oi ni instrument, to recoru ouservauons
in fogs, when the sun or stars shine
dimly or the horizon cannot be seen, and
.. i .t . . 1 1 1 .
the sextant is useless to locate the ship,
The Lieutenant reports that the instru
ment worked admirably on the Weimar
under all kinds of weather, and that the
North German Lloyd Company is mak
ing arrangements to equip all their ves
sels with it. It is probable the instru
ment will also be used in our navy.
Secretary Herbert does not intend that
the vessels of the Ben ring Sea patrol
fleet on their summer cruises shall make
such a mistake as to give poachers warn
ing of their approach. The coal he has
sent to Ounalaska for the ships is of a
smokeless variety from the Comox mines
of British Columbia. The selection
brought forth a voluminous patriotic
protest from residents of the State of
Washington, and the Secretary has sent
a letter to Commander Clark, the flag
officer of the navy at Port Townsend, di
recting him to have all the vessels of the
fleet to take sufficient coal from the Fair
haven mine in Washington to enable
them to reach the coal supply at Oun
alaska and to make a full report of its
quajity. The instructions continue :
"As this coal emits a very black smoke,
it is not deemed expedient to use it
while the Vessels are patrolling Behring
Sea. After reaching the base of the coal
supply, which has already been con
tracted for, as far as practicable no other
coal will be used." i
Attorney-General Olney has sent to
Congress a draft of the bill prepared by
the Department of Justice for the reor
ganization of the Union Pacific and the
readjustment of the claims of the United
States against the company. According
to the terms of the bill the aggregate
amount of indebtedness shall be com
puted and ascertained as follows : First
:To the total amount of the principal
of said bonds of the United States shall
be added the interest which shall then
have been paid, and the interest than
and thereafter payable by the United
States thereon until the respective dates
of the maturity of said bonds, as if no
payment had been made or credit given
thereon. Second From the aggregate
amount so ascertained shall be deducted
any and all payments ,or credits upon
the said indebtedness to the United
States, as shall appear in the bond and
interest accounts of said company, re
spectively, with the United States July
i, inira xne present worth of
the balance of the fund shall be com
puted as of July, 1894, by discounting
the said balance at the rate of 2 per cent
per annum for the period between said
last-mentioned date and the average date
of maturity of said bonds of the United
States, The amounts so computed and
ascertained shall be deemed to be the
amount due to the United States on
July, 1804, and the bonds of said com
pany shall be received by the United
States as herein provided and paid for
said amount. The bonds to be received
by the United States are to run 100 years,
to mature July 1, 1994, and to draw 2
per cent per annum interest, The bonds
shall be secured by a mortgage covering
all the property, real, personal and
mixed, of the railway company. Under
the terms of this mortgage the Union Pa
cific, beginning with the year 1950, shall
pay annually into the said treasury sink
ing fund $1,650,000, default for six months
to be cause for foreclosure. The funds
and securities now in the hands of the
Treasurer of the Union Pacific fund shall
be held as further security for the new
bonds to be issued. .
Rosebery Trying to Increase
the Liberal Majority.
POLAR EXPEDITION . STARTS.
The Situation in Hawaii The Royalists
Are Awaiting an Answer From the
United States Etc.
San Fhancisco;--Advices have just
been received per barkentine W. H. Di-
mond from Honolulu under date of April
11 to the effect that the announced mass
meeting of royalists took place on the
evening of April 10 on Palace square,
There were about 1,000 people present,
possibly one-half natives, the rest Chi
nese and whites. There were five speak
ers, one pure native, two half-whites,
Canadian, Ashford) and an Englishman
Phillips. All, of the speakers urged
quiet, peaceableness, moderation and
policy of inactivity, taking no part m
voting while awaiting the answer of the
United States to the pending protest or
appeal of the Hawaiian people. Noth
ing was said of loyalty to the Queen or
oi a desire to return to monarchy. Res
olutions were adopted pledging royalists
10 uecnne to taxe tne oatn oi allegiance
to the provisional government and to
uppuHc iuc re-esiauiiwiimenc oi tne mon
archy, as provided in the call for the
constitutional convention. A copy of
the resolutions was ordered presented
to United States Minister Willis, with
the request that they be forwarded to
Washington. To date 715 have regis
tered in Honolulu. Ten days more re
main of the twenty-four. The Portu
guese are holding back in fear of losing
Portuguese citizenship bv taking the
Not Aimed at Americans.
Paris. There is no truth in the story
the decree signed by President Carnot,
forbidding members of the French dip
lomatic and consular service under nain
of dismissal to marry without the per
mission of the .foreign Minister, was
provosea by the marriage of M. Jules
Patenotre and Count d'Aunav to Ameri
can ladies.. It is explained at the foreign
office that the marriages of representa
tives of the French government to for
signers are becoming more frequent, and
that it may alfect'the position of those
already having foreign wives, but it is
not aimed at Americans. Premier Cas-
imir also explains distinctly that the
President's action is not due to the num
ber of Americans who have married
Frenchmen, but is in consequence of the
marriage of French representatives to
the ladies of other nationalities who are
objectionable to the French government.
Wants Nicaragua to Explain.
London. -Great Britain has demanded
of Nicaragua an explanation of the with
drawal of the exequatur of the British
Minister at Greytown. The exequatur
oi xar. isingnam was withdrawn on April
2, at the same time as that of United
States Consul Braida. The Nicaraguan
government complains that Mr. Bingham
and Mr. Braida had acted, together with
the commander of the British war ship
Cleopatra, in a way which imperiled the
jigubs ui xiicaraguu in mu mosquito ter
ritory, and it was therefore determined
they must go. The Nicaraguan aoti no-
Secretary of State, when the exequatur
was withdrawn, wrote a long letter of
explanation to the American Minister
and to the British Minister, Mr. Gosling.
Lord Rosebery Speaks.
London. The Prime. Minister, Lord
Rosebery, in a speech at a meeting of
the City Liberal Club said he was of the
opinion that the English were becoming
exceeaingiy weary oi tne eternal strug
gle for and against Irish coercion. Il
asked the Unionists Whether apart from
the Irish question it was worth their
while to hold aloof from the Liberal
party owing to its copyright of the word
".Liberal." If they formerly held aloof
from the party in the belief that its for
eign policy was null and void, they were
not niseiy, ne saia, to believe so longer,
as the government was determined to
maintain the unity of the Empire abroad
and the unity in the best sense of the
word of the three kingdoms at home;
, The Samoan Situation.
London. Sir George Baden Powell in
the House of Commons inquired whether
it was proposed that New Zealand should
administer the government of Samoa,
and whether the United States and Ger
many had been consulted in the matter.
ii so, would tne government make a
statement as to the attitude assumed bv
Germany and America. - Sir Edward
Grey, Under Foreign Secretary, said
that a telegram to the effect that New
Zealand proposed to administer the af
fairs of Samoa had just been received at
the colonial office, but it had not yet
been communicated to the foreign office.
The proposal as described in the tele
gram, he said, did not seem consistent
with the terms of the Berlin act.
American Polar Expedition.
Alesuns, Norway. The American po
lar expedition under command of Walter
Wellman has started for the Island of
Spitzbergen on the steamer Ragnvold
Jarl, which has been chartered for the
expedition. Experts here pronounce the
steamer the best ice boat, in Norway.
The aluminium boats the expedition
carry were generally admired here for
their beauty, strength and lightness.
Prior to the departure a large number of
cable dispatches expressing well wishes
for the success of the expedition were
received from, the United States.
Showing That the Umpire Would Have Met
His Fate Anyway.
Last year there was an item in a New
York paper to the effect that the manager
of a club took the pitcher into a room after
the same was over and severely punished
Mm for his mistakes. The pitcher is not
the only sufferer. The umpire suffers at
the hands of both sides.
The poor umpire is out on the ball ground.
There is a limp in his gait, and he carries a
cane. He is an old vet, and he played a right
lively game before he was wounded. The
ball struck him on the kneecap, and when
he was discharged from the hospital he was
placed on the retired list.
"What are you doing now?"
The man at the bat, made three strikes,
and the catcher has thrown the ball to first
base. "' -v ' i
"Is the man out?" ,' .
"Some say he is, and some say he isn't."
"What does the umpire say?"
"He has not had a chance to say anything
yet on account of the uproar." ,
"Why do the two nines gather so closely
around the umpire? He ought to have a
little fresh air."
. "Tbey are going to bulldoze him." .
"Has he rendered a decision yet?"
"Yes, he has pronounced the man out."
"Who struck the umpire?"
"The shortstop." . , . 't
: "Who Is that man kicking the umpire on
Ms game leg?"
"That is the man whom hedeclared out."
"It is a shanie to kick, strike and abuse a
"True, but look at the third baseman,
who is creeping up behind him with a club
in his hand." ,
"What is he going to do?"
"He finds that it is necessary to kill the
umpire to stifle further discussion." ,.
"Has he struck him yet?"
"No, he has not hit him on the back of
the head, because the umpire has just re
versed his decision."
"Gone back on what he said in the first
place." i ,
"Yes; he now says the man is not out."
"Who fired that shot?" "
"The left fielder of the other club."
, "Who is he shooting at?" .
"The umpire." . ,
"Why?" .. .
"Because the umpire reversed his deci
sion." ' "Why, they have killed the umpire for
going back on his first judgment."
"Yes, but what is the difference? He '
would have been killed anyway bv the club
on the other side. It .is six to one and half '
a dozen to the other, and an umpire might
as well die for an old sheep as a lamb."
Texas Sittings. .
As Seen by Him.
M. Calino was greatly disturbed because,
the city authorities changed the numbers
of the houses in his street and roundly de
nounced the functionaries who had forced"
him by this simple change of figures to live
at 436 instead of 216. But one morning ag
he came down to breakfast and took up his
paper he exclaimed:
' Goodness, I was all wrong! What a for
tunate thing that our number was chang
ed!" "How is that?" asked Mme. Calino?"
" Why, here is an account of the total de- '
struction by fire ot 8161 If the number
hadn't bean changed, we should have been
homeless wanderers this minute!" Youth's
A Football Education.
"Why, why, Johnnie," said the elderly
tourist to a cow puncher he had known in
other days, "what in the world are you
doing out here in this wild country wasting
the college education your father paid so
much for?" '
"Wasting my education! Whv. man.
that's all you know about it. Wait till the
eamp declares a general drunk and watch
me clean out the whole outfit. This is the
only place where I can really utilize It."
1 A Conclusive Test.
"Do you think Algernon and Mamie will
get along nicely when they are married?"
said one chaperon to another, ,
"I am sure of it," was the reply. "I took ;
care to find out shortly after they were en
gaged." "How?" - " .
"I arranged several whist parties and had
them play as partners; They never Quar
reled once." Washington Star.
As Good as Dead.
He What's this terrible thing I hear? I
am told that you are not a widow, but a
married woman, with a husband still livinir
and yet you have engaged yourself to
She Don't let that worry you. mv love.
We will never meet him. He does not
move in our set. Puck. 1
Rilla Kittridge, an expert microscopic
penman of Belfast, Me., has written
several of Gladstone's speeches upon a
ingle postal card and sent the curiosity
to the great Liberal leader. Some of
Mr. Kittndge's writing averages 20,000''
words to postal card. V y ;
Rose L. Clemens, of El Reno, O. T..
though only eighteen years of age, is
slowly dying of ossification. There is
now scarcely any flesh on her bones, and
she weighs only twenty-eight pounds.