The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, May 19, 1894, Image 1

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The Glacier Publishing Company.
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-Second St., near Oak. Hood River, Or.
Sliaving and Hair-cutting neatly done.
Satisfaction titiarauteed.
Great Scheme to Put the Idle
" Industrials to Work.
The Practical Solution of the Much
Discussed Problem of a Line Between
.Portland and Astoria. ,,
Portland. The prospect of a railroad
between Astoria and Portland is at laet
very bright. M. Lutz, who represents a
French and German syndicate, has been
in Portland and Astoria for several days
with E. L. Dwyer and others, who are
interested in the enterprise, and he and
his associates have been investigating
and considering the various propositions
for a railroad connecting Astoria with
Portland. The result is that Mr. Lutz
has submitted to the people of Astoria a
proposition to immediately build a road
from Astoria to tioble upon condition
that they put in proper form for delivery
to the syndicate represented by him the
title to the land subsidies at Astoria and
Flavel heretofore offered for the construc
tion of such . a road. Furthermore the
people of Astoria are required to obtain
and give the full and free right of way
from Astoria to Goblo, and a contract
for traffic arrangements with the North
ern Pacific between Goble and Portland
is also to be furnished. It is stated that,
if these conditions are complied with,
the road will be built at once, as the
money can be immediately obtained for
this purpose. It is believed that this of
fers a practical solution of this much
discussed problem and will secure the
construction of a railroad that win be oi
equal advantage to Portland and Astoria.
It will be an independent line between
the two cities, and it is proposed to han
dle the business of all roads on equal
terms. i ' ."
A Spokane Man's Plan Whereby He Can
Give Work to All.
Tacoma. L. C. Dillman, a prominent
business man of Spokane, is in the city
maturing a scheme whereby he proposes
to make a big stroke toward developing
Central Washington and at the same
t;,nu nffur ri.rlr tn all the nnemnloved
laborers in the State. The scheme is to ;
dig three big irrigating ditches and pay
Ui..hlmMd t.liMir 'Imnrd. clnthinff and
expenses and the balance of tueir wages
in interest-bearing bonds secured by
lauds along the uitches. Mr. Dillman
has two assoeiates-J. M. Buckley of
Spokane and H. 11. Smith of this city.
They have an option on 90,000 acres of
Northern Pacitie railroad land in Central I
Washington, and propose that the Cham- j
' bera of Commerce of Tacoma, Seattle
and Spokane thall each appoint one per- j
eon, the six making a Board of Directors
to manage Ihe company's affairs. The
company, if organized, is to contract for ,
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the purchase oi ineso ,uw awes m
at once sell enough on long installments
with a small cash payment to lay in suf
ficient tools and provisions to .set the
men at work. Mr. Dillman says the land
is lo be bought by the company at very
reasonable rates. He thinks the enter
prise is already assured. One ditch will
extend from Priest Rapids toward Pros
ser Fails on the west side of the Colum
bia river and water 30,000 acres; the
second extends from Wallula to Ains
worth, embracing 15,000 acres, and the
thiid leaves Snake river near Riparia at
the crossing of the Union Paeitic rail
road, and traverses the Eureka Flat
through 46,000 acres.
The Beeord of the Court of Private
, , Land Claims.
Santa Fb. The United States Court
of Private Land Claims, which has just
i i nAocJnn 1-iit-Q A i uny.Gprl nf ihir-
teen grant claims four in Arizona and
the others in New Mexico having a to-1
tal area of 1,876,202 acres. The court
confirmed to private ownership 366,627 .
acres, and held 1,600,000 as being gov- ;
ernment land. Among the larger grants
so held to be void and public domain
were the Babocomari grant in Arizona
for 128,000 acres, the Gervasio-Nolan 1
grant in New Mexico for 575,000 acres
and the Corpus Christi grant in Colorado
for 696,000 acres. The court in passing
upon the Arizona grants held that those
made by the State of Sonora were void ,r
also that the grants made by the Inten
dentes subsequently to February 24, 1821,
Barber Shop
the date of the plan of Iguala, were void
this will leave only three claims in An
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zona mac can possiuiy oe connrmeu.
Call and Bulletin of San Francisco Will
- be Offered for Sale. .
San Francisco. An action has been
begun in . the Superior Court that will
probably result in radical changes in the
management of two of San Francisco's
leading daily newspapers. George K
Fitch, the surviving partner of the late
Loring dickering and the late James W
Simon ton in the ownership of the Morn
ing Call and Evening Bulletin, filed i
petition praying for the appointment of
a receiver of the Call and Bulletin prop
erties. He asks that the receiver so
appointed be ordered to sell the Call
property and ten days' subsequently to
sell the .Bulletin at public auction or pri
vate sale to the highest bidder for cash.
Mr. Fitch asks, for a final accounting be
tween all the parties in interest. It is
said that strained relations between Mr,
Fitch and R. A. Carothers, who repre
sents the Pickering interests, is the cause
of b itch s application for a receiver.
Chinese Who Have Mot Complied With
. the Law Subject to Deportation.
San Fbancisco. The period within
which Chinese residents of the United
Slates are required by law to register in
order to avoid deportation has expired.
and all Chinese coolies hereafter who are
without proper certificates of residence
will be liable to arrest. If the great mass
ot Chinese in San r rancisco have com
plied with the law, the total number of
ircgiMi-rai.iuiia win iw nuuub i wnicii
is within 3,000 of the total Chinese pop
ulation of the district. A large part of
this 3,000 comes under the head ot " ex
empts," being merchants or other than
laborers, and will suffer no penalty, so
that very few Chinese are left who have
hot complied with the law. Collector
Welborn has hot manDed out his plan of
campaign against these few, but will
wait instructions from Washington. A
further appropriation will be necessary
to cover the deportation expenses.
Definition of a Chinese Merchant.
San Fbancisco. Judge Morrow of the
United States Court in a, decision defined
what constitutes a Chinese merchant,
Quan Gin, a Chinese who claimed to be
merchant, had been detained on the
steamer Belgic at this port on her return
from China. Commissioner Peacock de
cided in favor of Quan Gin, and the case
was appealed. Judge Morrow held that
a Chinese claiming to be a merchant and
making application for entrance into the
United States on the ground that he was
formerly engaged in this country as a
merchant, is required by the act of No
vember 3, 1893, to establish by the testi
mony of two credible witnesses other
than Chinese that the applicant was en
gaged in business at a faxed place, and
that it was conducted in his name at
least one year before his departure, so
that during the year he was engaged in
no manual labor. Quan Gin cannot an
swer these requirements ; so he was or
dered deported.
' Failure at Stockton. '
Stockton. H. 0. Southworth, one of
the .best-known business men of this
city, has filed a petition in insolvency.
He is a member of the firm of South
worth & Grattan, but the failure does
not affect the business, as his interest
was transferred for the benefit of cred
itors last January and is now in the con
trol of his partner, who is wealthy. Mr.
Southworth gives his indebtedness at
$234,000, but he includes claims against
corporations on which he as a director is
a surety, which reduce his individual
debts to $100,000. The available assets
amount to $155,000. Accommodation to
his friends and a drop in real property
account for the failure.
Mrs. Shattuok Found Guilty.
San Fbancisco. The jury in the case
of Mrs. Jane Shattuck, who was on trial
here "for over two weeks, charged with
the murder of Harry Poole, came in with
a verdict of murder in the first degree,
and fixed her punishment at imprison
ment for life. It is reported that nine
members of the jury stood out for sev
eral hours, insisting that the death pen
alty should be inflicted. Mrs. Shattuck
shot and killed Harry Poole, a young
man who-was heir to an estate of about
$ 100,000. because of his refusal to marry
her daughter, Truly Shattuck, who - is
recognized to be the prettiest girl in the
Tivoli chorus.
Judge Bellinger Bars Out Chinese.
Portland. United States District
Judge Bellinger has ruled in the case of
Lee Hing, seeking admission into the
United States, that all Chinese who had
left the United States after the McCreary
act was passed should have taken the
precaution to observe all the require
ments of that law as stated, and that
they could not now gain admission by
claiming they were not posted as to its
provisions. The ruling will bar out a
number of Chinese now in port awaiting
An Unprofitable Cargo.
' San Fbancisco. A cargo of ' coal of
the British ship Somali", which arrived
recently from Hongkong after an unusu
ally long yoyage, has been sold for $1 a
ton. The coal, of which there were
5,200 tons, was taken from the Chinese
collieries, and it cost at least $8 a ton to
land it here. There was no demand for
the coal, and it was sold at auction.
More Time for the Fair.
San Fbancisco. The Commissioners
of the Midwinter Fair favor having the
exposition extended through July, and
the Executive Committee now has the
proposition under consideration. A great
many of the exhibitors express the in
tention of remaining should the fair be
kept up after July 1.
Bill Providing for a Change in
Our Financial System.
Letter to the Secretary of the Admiralty
of Great Britain Submitting the Prop
osition for Consideration.
; Philadelphia. When questioned
about a report from London that the
William Cramp & Sons' Ship and ' En
gine Building Company had proposed to
the Admiralty to bid for the construc
tion of some of the new ships to be built
for the British navy under the program
for the current year, Charles H. Cramp,
President of the company, said: "Such
is the case, and it is not a secret. In
the ordinarv course of business I ad
dressed a letter to the Secretary of the
Admiralty, offering to build two or more
ships under, their program, and I have
official acknowledgment of its receipt
which is simply a statement by the Sec
retary that he has laid my proposal be
fore the Board of Commissioners." Mr,
Cramp's letter to the Secretary of the
Admiralty is as follows : " Sir : I have
seen in public print that there is under
contemplation a ship-building program
for the increase of her Majesty's navy
Congress seems disinclined at this time
lo pursue in any adequate degree the
construction of an American navv ; hence
we are free to accept orders from other
governments. These considerations im
pel me to address vou lor the purpose oi
asking opportunity to make tenders for
the construction of two or more of the
proposed new .ships. The success which
has attended our work for the American
navy and the remarkable performance of
proponing macninery we nave maae
speak for themselves. Our development
of the most approved appliances and de
vices in - hulls and machinery has been
so marked as to attract the attention of
the naval architects and engineers on
the continent as well as in Great Brit
ain. Ottering the JNew York, the Co
lumbia and the Indiana as object lessons,
we do not shrink from comparison with
your best builders. It is not necessary
to discuss in detail the question ot price.
but I will say that for vessels of the
highest type our figures would bear scru
tinv with those of the concerns princi
pally employed in contract work for her
Maiestv. it you win lavor me with
schemes and plans of say two of the most
important battle ships or cruisers in your
nrocrram. I will promptly offer suitable
tender for their construction."
Threats to Sell the Old Racing Property
for Taxes.
New Yobk. Monmouth Park has fal
len into hard lines. The Sheriff of Mon
mouth county threatens to sell the racing
association property for non-payment of
last year's taxes, amounting to $3,800,
and the chance of giving a race meeting
over its magnificent stretches before the
reform element is sidetracked in New
Jersey is not one in a thousand. Begin
ning to-day. all the salaries paid to offi
cials from manager down will cease, and
the only employes retained win be a lew
private watchmen. The discontinuing
of their services would probably invali
date the insurance on the costly im
provements at the new track and the
buildings at the old. me Jew xora ot-
fices at Madison avenue and Twenty-
seventh street will also shortly be aban
doned. Mortgaged for only $460,000, the
association would have weathered the
hard times had racing been permitted in
New Jersey. The stakes that closed
during 1892-3 may be run off at Morris
Park the coming season or declared off
at the option of the officials. The first-
morgage bonds amount to $dw,uuu and
the second to $160,000. It is under
stood that the Withers estate holds a
controlling interest in both issues. For
a dozen years Monmouth and old Jerome
were the only courses of note in the
East. Then Coney Island, Brooklyn and
Morris Park shelved Jerome and politics
gav Monmouth its death blow.
Bill Introduced Providing for a Change
in Our Financial System. ' '
Washington. Brookshire of Indiana
has introduced in the House a bill pro
viding for some comprehensive changes
in our present financial system. The
bill provides that no greenbacks shall be
issued of a smaller denomination than
$10 ; that not over one-fourth in value of
the amount of circulation issued to na
tional banks shall be of a less denomi
nation than $10; that coin certificates
shall be issued instead of silver certifi
cates, gold certificates and the Treasury
notes under the act of July, 189U. the
bill provides for the issue of coin certifi
cates on all the gold and silver coin and
gold bullion in the Treasury in excess of
$100,000,000 of gold, which is held as a
reserve for the redemption of greenbacks.
The bill also provides for the issue of
coin certificates on all of the silver seign
iorage bullion not exceeding $1 for 471J4
grains of pure silver, and that it shall
e the duty ot the secretary ot the
Treasury to pay out these coin certifi
cates in discharge of all the obligations
of the United States, except such as are
mnrln einreRslv navable in coin. More
over, the bill provides that the owner of such cases to grant a temporary injuric
coin, gold and silver, may deposit the tion, and is required to hear and deter-
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treasury of the United States in the sum
of $10 or any multiple thereof and re-
ceive coin certificates in lieu of the tame,
The Guatemalan Minister has received
a dispatch confirming the news of the
revolution in San Salvador. He stated
that the Guatemalan government 'has
been and will remain neutral in this
emergency, as it did during the last
trouble between Honduras and Nicara
gua. , ; . j; '
Secretary Carlisle has transmitted to
the House a recommendation for an ap
propriation of $8,5U0 for better guarding
the Seal Islands against poachers and
for improvements to the islands. The
amount includes $1,000 for fifty Win
chester rifles and ammunition and $2,000
for nine telephones to connect the agency
rwiui nie tjuaruB at me various rooKeries,
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Representative Bell (Pop.) of Colorado
has introduced a joint resolution to pro
vide for the appointment of a joint Con
gressional committee " to devise means
for the employment of the idle men; of
the country, restrict immigration, start
up our mines, increase the currency and
prohibit the issuing of interest-bearing
bonds without the authority of Congress
and lor other purposes."
United States Ambassador Runyon at
Berlin is making an effort to head off an
increase in the tariff on cotton-seed Oil,
The Bundesrath recommended that the
tariff be increased from 4 to 10 marks
per 100 kilogrammes. As nearly al of
the imported oil comes from this coun
try) Mr. Runyon addressed himself ' to
the foreign office, and was informed that
it was improbable that measures would
be adopted by the Keichstag before the
adjournment of the session.
The regular monthly statement of the
public debt issued bv the Secretary of
the treasury snows the aggregate of in
terest and non-interest bearing debt to
have been at the close of business on
April 31 $1,017,556,979, exclusive of $619,-
989,795 in certificates and Treasury notes,
which are offset by an equal amount; of
cash in the Treasury. The interest-
bearing debts amounted to $634,041,380;
the debt bearing no interest, $380,648.-
569. and the debt on which interest has
ceased since maturity, $1,862,030. The
increase in the debt for the month of
April was $1,160,971.
Congressional salaries for April became
due on the 4th instant; so the members
had their first experience with the new
procedure of docking for absenteeism.
Up to that night 213 members had filed
their certificates showing the number of
days, if any, they had been absent. Qn
that day about fifty certificates were put
in, leaving about 100 unaccounted for.
The great majority of members certify
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iuey uavu uub uwu tujneui. ui an, auu
most of those who certify to absence
limit-the period to one or two days. - At
this rate the total deductions will be
small. Representatives are showing an
uneasiness in making out certificates, as
there is nothing behind their word of
nonor to show how many days they have
been absent. They feel reluctant to sur
render a part of their salaries, and yet
ara bound in honor to report the days
for which deduction should be made. ?
McPherson. Chairman of the Commit
tee on Naval Affairs, has favorably re
ported to the Senate from that commit
tee the amendment to the naval appro
priation bill authorizing the construction
of twelve new torpedo boats. The amend
ment provides that the cost shall
not exceed $200,000, and they shall be
capable of making twenty-five knots per
hour. A premium ot SS,UUU is to
added lor speed in excess of .twenty-fare
knots, and a penalty of that amount in
case the speed of the boat falls below
twenty-five knots. Eight of the boats
are to be constructed east of the Rocky
mountains anu iouron me racinc coast.
The Secretary of the Navy in a letter to
Chairman McPherson says he would be
glad if Congress should determine to
authorize the construction of these boats.
He recommends the appropriation of $1,
000,000 in case the construction of
boats is authorized.
Attorney-General Olney has replied to
a request trom the tlouse calling lor in
formation as to whether or not stock
holders of the Central Pacific and West
ern Pacific Railroad Companies, or the
successors of them, or the assignees of
such stockholders, are liable in any man
ner to the government for reimburse
ment of the United States for bonds is
sued by the authority of Congress in aid
of the building of those roads. The
Attorney-General says he is not in. pos
session ot any facts bearing on the sub
ject, and continues : "If the resolution
is to be construed as calling for an offi
cial opinion on the legal liability of
stockholders, I find myself without au
thority to accede to the request. It has
uniformly been held by my predecessors
from the beginning of the government
that the Attorney-General is not permit
ted to give legal advice at the call of
either House of Congress or of Congress
itself." v. .-
The subcommittee of the Senate Com
mittee on Interstate Commerce, consist
ing of Senators Gorman, Camden and
Cullom, to which was referred the bill to
Cermit railroad pooling, has reported the
ill back to the committee with impor
tant amendments. By one of these that
portion of the bill authorizing the Inter
state Commerce Commission to modify
a, pooling contract between, railroads,
which in the opinion of the Commission
ers enforces unreasonable rates or unjust
discriminations, and giving the commis
sion the power to enforce such an order,
is stricken out. A substitute is sug
gested, which provides that such ,an or
der shall be made only alter investiga
tion. Instead of giving the commission
authority to proceed to enforce the order
the amendment authorizes an appeal to
the Circuit Court of the United States
either by the commission or any person
interested. The court is authorized m
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giving it priority oyer other business of
the court. An appeal to the United States
ouprema court is also provided for,
Treaty Entered Into Between
Japan and Hawaii.
Large Part of the Money of the Banco
Romano Given to Politicians to Se
euro Their Support. ,
Rome. The trial of the directors and
officers of the Bjtnco Romano has begnn
in the Court of Assizes. It involves not
only officers of the bank, but politicians,
whose standing prior to the flight of Di
rector Cucilello with 2,500,000 lire be
longing to the Rome branch of the Bank
of Naples was very high. The invest!
gation last -year of the affairs of the
Bank of Naples showed a deficit of 3,000,
000 lire in the account with its Rome
branch, the sum having been paid out
in the course of several years without
any other than political consideration.
The investigation, which covered all the
bonds, showed the utmost confusion in
the other institutions. The cash deficit
of the Banco Romano was 28.6u0.000
lire, and the illegal notes of the bank's
issue since 1883 had reached 64,000,000
lire. A large part of this money is said
to nave been given to prominent politi
cians in order to secure their election
and support. Sienor Tanlengp, Gov
ernor of the Banco Romano: Cesare
Lazzarroni, the cashier of the bank ; Sig-
nor Monsillo Zammarano and three
others were arrested in connection with
this disclosure, but Lazzarroni, Tanlengo
and others were acquitted. The scandal
resulted in the appointment of an offi
cial committee to investigate the whole
subject; The commission reported last
November, involving Pietro Laxava,
Minister of Uommerce, and the follow
ing Deputies : Count Machele Amaddir,
lormeny under secretary ot Mate; rie-
tro del ueichio, a close friend of ex-
Premier Giohtti; Fillippe Gavallini,
Duke Gennaro di San Dan to: Augusto
Ahasi; .Baron Iriovanm Aicoltera, Min
ister ol the interior under Unsni : sie
nor Bruno Chimirri, ex-Minister of Ag
riculture and of Justice and a number
of others. The prosecution of the di
rectors and officers of the Banco Romano
was then ordered.
A Renewal of the Fight With the Na
tives Feared.
Auckland, Advices received here
from Samoa say that a body of Atna
warriors, who were marchine on Apia.
caused a great scare April zz. as soon
as the news reached the authorities a
force of government troops was sent to
intercept the advancing warriors. The
government troops remained out all
nieht. but the rebels were not found
W hen these advices were forwarded from
Samoa the situation was still uncertain.
and a renewal of the fight was feared.
The negotiations of the foreign Consuls
with the natives of Atna and Aana are
likely to prove fruitless, as several of the
conditions on each side have already
been broken. Numerous parties of Atna
warriors, who .recently started out to
join the rebels of the Savau allies of the
government, have not yet returned to
their homes. The British cruiser Caroca
arrived at Samoa April 21.
' Titles and Honors for the Worthy.
London. Sir Wilfred Lawson, the
Radical Baronet and general reformer,
moved , in the House of Commons
that hereafter the bestowal of titles and
other honors by the Queen should be ac
companied with statements of the serv
ices thus rewarded. Bir William Har-
court, Chancellor of the Exchequer, said
that he regarded the motion as inadvis
able. Many men undoubtedly gained
honors that they did not deserve, while
others who were deserving got nothing
at all. At the same time the motion in
question, if carried, would cause endless
heartburning. The motion was defeated.
Japan and Hawaii. '
.Vancouveb, B. C.-rOriental advices
per Empress of China say that an im
perial ordinance was promulgated on
April 12, which sets forth the terms of
the new treaty entered into between Ja
pan and Hawaii. The treaty of 1871 is
abrogated, Hawaii thereby surrendering
extra-territorial jurisdiction. In future
Japanese subjects shall receive the same
treatment as Hawaiian citizens with one
exception ; the privilege of owning real
estate is withheld.
Panama Canal Company Benefited.
Pakis. The court has confirmed the
arrangement by which the executors of
Baron de Reinach will pay 1,155,000 and
and Dr. Cornelius Herz 1,500,000 francs
to the liquidators of the Panama Canal
Company. The adoption of this arrange
ment will put a stop to the extradition
proceedings against Dr. Herz, who is in
England. , i
, Step in the Right Direction.
London. In the House of Commons
the church patronage bill passed its sec
ond reading. . The bill stops the sale of
the next presentations to church livings,
places restrictions upon all sales of liv
ing and empowers the Bishops to pre
vent improper persons from being insti
tuted in benefits. Sir William Harcourt
regarded the bill as a step in the right
' Will Rule Again for Awhile.
Belgbade. The civil tribunal has ap
proved King Alexander's proposal to
make ex-Kins Milan Recent durinc the
six months of his tour abroad.
IIi C. Hanson Contests Wade Hampton's
Claim to That Title.
- Theodore Roosevelt, in his "Wilderness
Hunter," credits General Wade Hampton
if South Carolina with- beina "the might
iest hunter Amer
ica has ever seen"
and gives some ac
count of the net
result of his hunt
ing. From this It
appears that the
general bus him
self killed or been
in at the death of .
500 bears, of which
at least two-thirds
have fallen by bis
own hands. Just
before tho war he
killed 63 bears in
five months. Once
he killed four
bears In a day, at
another time three
and frequently
two.. His largest
bears weighed 408
and 410 pounds.
He has also had
HUNTEH HANSON. . ' the fortune to kill
some 10 cougars or mountain lions.
Mr. Roosevelt's claim for General Hamp
ton was not allowed to go unchallenged.
It met the eye ot John R. Coe of Napa,
Cal., who knew of a mightier hunter than
the brave old southern general, if not the
"mightiest hunter America has ever seen."
This was H. C. Hanson, a sheep raiser of
Humboldt county, who labors under the
disadvantage of having but one arm and a
crippled left hand, of which he can only
use the Index finger and about an inch of
the middle finger. Mr. Coe sent Geoeral
Hampton's record to Mr. Hanson and asked
him to makea similar statement of hisown
prowess. Here is the reply:
"1 have with my own hand killed. 513
bears. The largest, a crizzly, tipped tha
scale at 1,500 pounds. The smallest grizzly
I have killed weighed 750. I have often
killed brown and black bears weighi ng from
800 to 1,000 pounds. I- do not remember
ever killing an oldor grown bear as small
aa Hampton's largest.
. The number of panthers or mountain
lions shot and killed by me is 803. The
largest of that number measured 11 feet
and 9 inches on the ground. I have killed
deer up in the thousands; also lynx, wild
cats, coyotes and foxes. I never kept a rec
ord of what I have killed, but am satisfied
it would take four figures to express the
number. , '
"I never trapped any large game. I al
ways thought it was taking an unrlue ad
vantage. I could not state the number of .
bears and panthers killed by the use of my
dogs, as I never kept a record of any killed
by visiting hunters, and I never shot whea
I had visiting hunters with me unless I
saw it was necessary to save lifs of men or
dogs. Three, bears and one panther is the
most killed by me in one day's hunting. -1
have often killed two and three in one day.
One year I killed 228 bears and 80 panthers,
besides other game." , . .
Mr. Coe says Hanson counts his acres and
sheep by thousands, and that to protect his
flocks he has fought Indians, beari, lions,
panthers, etc., but he is withal notti rough, .
uncouth backwoodsman, but a modest, un- -assuming
Christian gentleman.
Trimming Lamps. -Trimming
a lamp is now a science. Aa
someone says that the cake made by a
lady is always better than any other put
on the counters, so lamp trimming needs
hands of accuracy and refinement. Keep
cheese cloth squares for wiping off the
lamps. The wicks should be trimmed
with the sharp edge of n visiting card or
with a poker heated redhot and passed
over the wick. . This last method is a lit
tle troublesome, but It removes the charred
part evenly. Wicks used for a long time.
even when they do not become very short,
grow thick and are apt to give forth an
unpleasant odqr. They should be removed
once a month at least. In duplex burners
one wick should be trimmed in the oppo
site direction from the other. Round
wicks should be trimmed toward the cen
ter. Burners should he wiped free from
bits of charred wick and drops of oil ev-
ery day. Every now and then they should
be boiled in strong soapsuds, to make them
perfectly clean. When they have been
nsed a long time, they need replacing.
Philadelphia Ledger.
Hospitals, as we now understand the
term, are of modern growth. True It is,
as Mr. Burdett tells us in the historical
section of "Hospitals and Asylums of the
World," that in the records of Egypt and
ancient India we find allusions to institu
tions that foreshadow the hospitals of later
times, and even our asylums for sick an
imals are borrowed from the east.
An inscription engraved on a rock near
the city of Surat tells how Asoka, a king
who reigned in Gujerat in the third cen
tury B. C, commanded the establishment
hospitals in all his dominions and
placed one at each of the four gates of the
royal city of Patna. Six hundred years
after this Fa-Hian, an intelligent Chinese
traveler who visited India in 889 A. D.,
records that Asoka's hospitals still existed
and flourished, but the successive floods of
conquest swept all away, and by the be
ginning of this century only a hospital for
animals remained of all the pious king's
foundations. Quarterly Review.
- ; , Queer. ,
Thomas M. Queer returned to his family
at Wooster, O., the other day after an ab
sence of 41 years. His return was we I- -corned
by his wife and one daughter, tha
only surviving members of his family.
Queer is over 80 years of age, and as hi
feared that his days on earth were drawing ;
to a close he resolved to visit his old homt
before the end came. -
Saved Her Life.
A Webfoot woman who started to jump
into the Columbia river to drown herself
suddenly remembered that she bad left tho
cat in the pantry and hurried back home.
Bhe afterward said, "The idea of my strnp
gling in the water and thinking that the
cat was licking the cream off my milk in
the pantry at that minute was more than
could beajf." i
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