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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, SATURDAY. MAY 26, 1894.
3(ood Iiver (Slacier.
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Shaving and Hair-cutting neatly done.
Accused of Collusion in Work
ing the Government.
BANK PRESIDENT ARRESTED.
Tardy Justice Grips the Rascals of the
Paclflo and People's Home Savings
Banks Charged With Looting.
San Francisco. Slow San Francisco
justice is at last moving to punish the
' wreckers of the Pacific and People's
Home Savings Banks. The grand jury
has indicted R. H. McDonald, Jr., Pres
ident of the People's Home, and he has
been arrested and lodged in the county
jail. The handcuffs were put upon his
wrists, and he spent the night behind
the bars, waiting for $100,000 bail. It is
understood that other indictments are to
follow, and that more of the band of
rascals, who have fattened off of the
money of the unfortunate depositors, are
to be indicted and cast into prison. They
are all badly scared. Theyliave lost all
that bravado with which they were given
to telling the depositor that they could
take the few dollars dribbled out or go
without anything, and are hunting at
torneys and arranging for bondsmen.
They hardly know what to expect, and
fear the worst. The arrest of McDonald
was a bomb in their camp, and scattered
all their feeling of " What are you going
to do about it?"
TACOMA 'BADE CLOSED.
The City Bad Much Money on Deposit
Tacoma. The State Savings Bank has
closed its doors on an order from the
court. J. S. Whitehouse has been ap
pointed receiver. This action was taken
at the instance of W. F. Reynolds, the
President, whose home is in Chicago. He
arrived here two weeks ago, and has been
convinced the institution is insolvent.
He took action without the knowledge
of the other bank officials, who are very
indignant and claim the bank is perfect
ly solvent. The total deposits are $104,
040. The total assets are not known ac
curately, but the officers claim that they
greatly exceed the liabilities. The bank
is carrying over $166,000 worth of paper.
The officers and stockholders claim that
President Reynolds was induced to take
this action by a man who wanted to be
appointed receiver, but who failed to get
the plum. The bank is a minor institu
tion, but this city has $89,982 on deposit
there. City Treasurer McCauley said
that he is not responsible for this money.
He claims ex-Treasurer Boggs is the re
sponsible one. The deadlock of the City
Council has prevented any action from
being taken on McCauley 's bond; con
sequently he really did not have charge
of the city's money taken in prior to his
AGAINST DEPUTY MARSHALS.
Persuaded Indians to Have White Men
' ', Violate the Law. .
Walla Walla. When Judge Han
ford left this city after the recent term
of the Federal Court he carried with him
affidavits containing sensational charges
against Deputy United States Marshals
McGuire Stratton and Wills of North
Yakima. Fees in cases on charges of
selling whisky to Indians have been a
source of much profit to these officials.
At the last fall term of court about
eightv such cases were heard, nearly all
from Yakima. . Several Indian witnesses
now make affidavit that these officials
gave them money to give to white men
to buy them whisky while the Marshals
. were secreted to witness the transaction
and make arrests. The affidavits also
state the Marshals would arrest men
while drunk and employ Indians to tes
tify that they had sold them whisky.
Five defendants also made affidavit that
they were offered inducements by the
Marshals to plead guilty. It is reported
that Marshal Drake stated before leav
ing here that he would take prompt ac
tion in the matter as soon as the Coxey
trouble was off his hands.
WASHINGTON'S FISHING INDUSTRY.
Pish Commissioner Crawford's Report
for Last Year. ,
Olympia. Fish Commissioner Craw
ford has furnished Governor, McGraw
with the following statistics of the fishing
industry inWashington : Fishermen were
paid by Washington canneries 5 cents a
pound for salmon, the catch amounting
to 6,721,435 pounds. They also sold to
Oregon canneries to the value of $150,
000. The value of the spring pack of
the Washington canneries for 1893 was
$790,432, and of the fall pack $35,000.
The amount received by Washington
fishermen on the Columbia river for 1893
was $626,071. The sturgeon catch was
valued at $52,635. The Gray's and Wil
lapa Harbor fishermen were paid $23,
439 by the canneries, and sold elsewhere
salmon to the amount of $11,000. The
value of the salmon pack in the Puget
Sound district for the same time was
NEW ORDER OF SISTERS.
It Takes Charge of a New Mexican In
dian School. '
Santa Fe, N. M. Sister Agnes, who
was Katherine Drexel, the noble Phila
delphia woman and daughter of the late
Banker Drexel, who has recently found
ed the society of the Catholic sisters
known as the Order of the Blessed Sac
rament and is now Mother Superioress
of the order, has assumed charge of the
St. Catherine Indian school. She came
here some weeks ago upon the invitation
of Archbishop Chappelle, and looked
personally over the situation, alter which
she decided to take this institution un
der the control of her order and make it
a' combination normal and industrial
school, which promises to exercise a
great innuencei in Indian, educational
matters. The idea is to imnart an in
dustrial education to the Indian bovs
and girls, while also having stationed
here an extra number of sisters from
the East, who shall while engaged as
teachers go through a system of normal
training themselves in order to become
efficient as teachers in other Indian
schools which this society may establish.
A SEATTLE PROJECT.
Scheme to Develop Trade Between the
Sound and Central America.
San Francisco. It is now reported
that Seattle's scheme to develop trade
between Puget Sound and Central Amer
ican ports will be inaugurated with
steam schooners capable of carrying
1,000 or more tons each. J. E. Chilberg,
who is trying to develop the project, be
lieves profitable shipments can be made
of flour, lime, lumber and other prod
ucts of the Sound, corn from the Mis
souri river and manufactured goods from
the Middle States with the assistance of
competing railroad tariffs. For return
cargoes coffee, hides, tropical woods and
silver ores could be carried, and a profit
able passenger traffic could be developed
between ports on the lower coast. The
scheme is to turn, half or more of the
Central American trade from San Fran
cisco to the Sound, and it is regarded as
likely to prove successful, unless the Pa
cific Mail Company and the Southern
Pacific agree to make concessions calcu
lated to ward off the attempt to take a
big proportion of the trade away from
A POLISH EXHIBITION.
Emigrants of That Nationality Will be
Directed to Washington.
Olympia. Land Commissioner For
rest has received a letter from Dr. Emil
Demikowski of Lemberg, Austria,, an
nouncing that a Polish national exhibi
tion will be held in Lemberg from June
1 to November 1. Demikowski says that
Polish emigration to the United States
amounts to 60,000 persons yearly, and
with this in view a pavilion has been
erected for the States of the Union. The
letter further says : " While visiting the
World's Fair I had an opportunity to ad
mire the wonderful and varied produc
tions of Washington, and I resolved to
turn the attention of emigrants to that
hopeful State." The communication in
vites an exhibition of ore, fruits and
To Clear North River of Logs.
South Bend. North river settlers are
jubilant over the recent addition by
Congressman Wilson of $2,500 to the
river and harbor appropriation bill for
the removal of the big jam in that river.
The jam referred to is a most wonderful
mass of fallen trees and logs lying five
and six deep and for three miles com
pletely tilling up the river, xne settlers
unaided could never have removed it,
but so important and necessary was its
removal that South Bend offered to fore
go $2,000 out of the $14,000 appropriated
for the Willapa river at South Bend if
the sum would be given to North river.
That, however, was not necessary. With
the removal of the jam the river will be
navigable for thirty miles for small
steamers and a new and broad valley
opened which is now completely hemmed
in Dy mountains and aDsoiuteiy no out
let. - .
Litigation Over an Estate Ended. .
Seattle. Soon after the death of J.
Gardner Kenyon, a wealthy property
owner here, a half cousin named Watson
W. Moore set up a claim to the estate,
denying that there were any nearer liv
ing relatives. Alter many montns' searcn
a brother of the deceased was found.
Moore then began suit on a note for $20.-
000, said to have been given by Kenyon
for legal services, enlarged pnotograpns
were made of the note, and after a hear
ing lasting several days the jury brought
in a verdict against Moore. Kenyon died
two years ago, and litigation has been in
progress since then.
Lawyer Indicted for Forgery.
Boise. Charles H. Reed of Caldwell,
who was Chief Clerk of the House of
Representatives in the last Legislature,
has been indicted by the Canyon county
grand jury. He got a school warrant
for $3, and raised it to $103. Reed is a
lawyer, and has held a number of prom
inent positions. It is said he refunded
the money after the forgery was detected,
but the grand jury determined he ought
to go to the penitentiary.
KIDS ARE SWIPED.
Children Mysteriously Disap
pear in Daylight.
A NEW COMET DISCOVERED.
Minnesota Crank Imagines He is Depu
tized by . the Nazarene to Murder
Mrs. Mary Lease.
Wichita. -The Chief of Police of this
city has received a letter from some
crank residing in Kenyon, Minn., in
which there was inclosed $10 to buy
'' pure white flowers to be placed on the
body of Mrs. Lease on the day of her
funeral," which he sets for May 20. He
also specifies that a part of the money
must be used to purchase oil to pour
upon her feet. He says the Nazarene
came to him in a vision with a cross of
blood on his breast, and commanded
him to kill Mrs. Lease on the 20th that
her designs to subvert His kingdom on
earth might be thwarted. He alleges
the Nazarene also told him President
Cleveland was a man of honest purpose,
who would eventually straighten out
the kink that at present threatens the
business of the country, and that 1'ren
dergaat, the assassin of Harrison, is go
ing to be made an archangel after being
hung. Mrs. Lease has been notified of
SITUATION AT BLUEFIELDS. .
The Chief of the Mosquito Indians Has
New Orleans. Advices from Blue
fields by the steamer Rover, which left
that port May 6, say that a sensation
was created there on the 5th instant by
the arrival of Robert Henry Clarence,
Chief of the Mosquito Indians. Soon
after the occupation of Bluefields by the
Nicaraguan troops, owing to the belief
that an attempt would be made on his
life, the young chieftain disappeared,
and made his way to the Indian settle
ment at Pearl Lagoon. His visit here
was as short, as it was unexpected, re
maining ' only a few hours to purchase
supplies, which he took away with him
on a small vessel flying the Colombian
flag. This caused a good deal of specu
lation, and in reply to inquiries lie said
that he had in no way surrendered his
rights as Chief of the Indians within
the jurisdiction of the reservation, but
claimed that he had assurances of Brit
ish support in maintaining the treaty of
Managua. British Consul Hatch con
firmed this belief, saying that England
would scarcely have gone to all this ex
pense of closing the treaty without com
pelling respect lor it.
An Important Discovery Made by a Chl-
' ' cago Astronomer.
Chicago. Chicago claims a new laurel
nothing less than the discovery of a
new comet. T. H. Ling, an astronomer,
announces that he has discovered a
brand-new comet about half a degree
below Zeba Hydra. The latter is de
scribed by the astronomer as a bright
particular star south of the quadrilateral
figure marking the Serpent's head. War
ner observatory at Rochester, N. Y., was
immediately informed by telegraph of
Mr. Ling's discovery, which is expected
to create no little interest among the as
tronomers of the United States. In an
interview Mr. Line . said : " I have had
only one sight at the stranger, and I
don't know much about it. I shall
watch it closely until I learn more. The
comet appears now as a bright spot, and
whether it is approaching or moving in
the other direction cannot be told." The
comet is said to be in the constellation
Large Number of Mysterious Disappear-
i . anoes in St. Joseph. -St.
Joseph, Mo. The police are work
ing upon the theory that an organized
band of kidnapers are at work in this
city, In addition to the mysterious dis
appearances of W. H. Harrison, a well-
known traveling man, and two little
daughters of Patrick Day the disappear
ance of three other small children is now
reported; Mrs. Gay's two little daugh
ters left home to gather greens. At night
they failed to reappear, and although a
search has been kept up ever since,
nothing of the nature of a clew to their
whereabouts has been discovered. Be
sides these one other child is also miss
ing. . All are under the age of 12 years.
These J mysterious disappearances, the
strangest part of which is that they all
occurred in broad daylight, have so
alarmed all parents that little children
are guarded with the utmost zealousneas.
. The Tide Turning.
Washington. Representative Mc-
Gann, Chairman of the Labor Commit
tee, predicts that a turn in the tide of
immigration is not far off, and that when
it comes it will offer the solution to the
depressed condition of American labor
now existing. Ihe tide of immigration
has been steadily toward the United
States for years, said he, until the labor
market of Europe is being drained, so
that the commercial classes are awake
to the necessity of keeping their laborers
at home. Furthermore, the leading men
of Germany, France and Great Britain
place the labor question foremost among
the great national questions, while in
this country the public man who seeks
to advance the cause of labor is set down
as a demagogue. , " ,
WASHINGTON CITY NEWS.
The House Committee on Public Build
ings and Grounds has agreed to report
Dins for public buildings at Helena,
Mont., and .Boise vity, Idaho.
Representative English of California
has been appointed to the Committees
on It ail way 8 and Uanals and on Expend
itures of the Treasury Department.
It is announced that the Japanese
government has issued regulations pro
hibiting its subjects going to any country
wnere they are not wanted.
The Comptroller of the Currency has
declared a second dividend of 10 per
cent in lavor ot the irst National Bank
of Del Norte, Col., and a dividend of 20
per cent for the Livingston National
Bank of Livingston, Mont. ",
The President has approved the bill to
protect game in Yellowstone Park ; also
the bill authorizing the reconstruction
of the bridge across the Niobrara river
near JNiobrara, JNeb. i
The Secretary of the Interior has
abated the tax, amounting to $26,102, on
spirits owned by the Portland (Or.) DiS
ill I i J . 1, ! "I
lining ana jattie reeoing company,
which are shown to have been destroyed
by fire April 7, 1892. ,
Senator McPherson has introduced in
the Senate a bill for the relief of Rear-
Admiral Stanton and the officers and
enlisted men of the wrecked Kearsargfc.
it provides remuneration for their per
sonal losses in the wreck. , !'
Coombs has introduced a bill in the
House for a Currency Committee to be
composed of fifteen persons, not more
than seven to be bankers and not less
than two from each of the five geograph
ical divisions of the country. The coni
mittee is to investigate the currency
question and report to Congress net
McGann of Illinois, Chairman of the
House Committee on Labor, has framed
a terse joint resolution proposing to ap
point a committee of Senators and three
members of the House to inquire into
the cause of the present industrial de
pression and idleness and to report
within thirty days. The resolution is to
make the inquiry on broad lines, so that
the effects of the tariff uncertainty, sil
ver legislation, etc., may all be consid
ered without reference to the politics in
volved. .. ' i
- There is a lively contest going on in
the Senate over the selection of a Sen
ator to fill the vacancy on the Finanqe
Committee caused by the death of Sen
ator Vance of North Carolina. The in
teresting feature of this contest to Cali
fornians is the fact that Senatqr White
is being Tionsidered for this position, and
that his prospects for succeeding Vance
are very bright. There is a possibility
that the Californian may not be named,
because he ia serving his first year in the
Senate and an honor of this kind ia not
usually given a new Senator.
Representative Terry ,of Arkansas has
prepared a bill to reform the practice of
the Federal Courts in appointing receiv
ers for railroads. The bill will attempt
to put a limit to railroad receiverships.
Judge Caldwell in appointing a receiver
for a railroad attached the condition that
the receiver should pay debts due from
the railroad for work, materials, supplies
of every kind, including damages to per
sons or property prior to execution of
the mortgage under which the receiver
was appointed. Terry's bill will seek to
incorporate this ruling into a permanent
Representative Hermann has finally
succeeded in procuring in the Indian ap
propriation bill, just reported to-Congress,
a recognition of the Siletz Indian
agreement, which provides for opening
175,000 acres of excess land to settle
ment. The original agreement has been
modified as follows: "At the time ol
homestead entry 50 cents per acre shall
be paid, and $1 at the end of three or
five years, if final proof shall be made.
Interest on deferred payments and on
the $100,000 on deposit to bear 4 per cent
instead of 5 per cent : $10,000 of the $42.-
000 to be paid the Indians who shall
now be of age, $75 each, and thereafter
a like sum as each of the others shall
become of age or shall have married.
The parents who are supporting infants
shall be paid annually all interest money
on ' the pro-rata share of each infant,
and in case of aged or infirm persons ajl
interest money due shall likewise be paid
them. Of the proceeds of the lands
$32,000 shall be paid the Indians on like
terms as the $10,000 mentioned. 'These
changes shall be immediately ratified,
and alter sixty days' notice louowing
the ratification all the excess lands shaji
be opened to settlement." ;: . , !
Marion C. Butler, President of the
Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union,
made' an argument before the House
Committee on Postoffices the other day
in support of the postal telegraph sta
tions. The Alliance lavored the postal
telegraph scheme because it would cor
rect an evil of monopoly. McGuire of
California also spoke in continuation of
his argument on the subject, which he
began last week. He declared the tele
graph business is a monopoly ; that an
attempt to meet it by private competi
tion would result in no benefit to the
people; consequently the government
ought to assume charge of the business.
He believed for $25,000,000 the present
Western Union plant could be duplicated
and the people would not have to pay
the interest on $90,000,000 capitalization
in stock which does not represent actual
investment. Keplyinar to questions, he
said he did not think any one could per
form the work of the postal service as
cheaply as the government. This re
mark led Loud of California to remark
that he was willing to take a four-year
contract for the work at $50,000,000 per
year. Sundry difficulties that would
possibly arise in the transfer of the tele
egraph to the government were sug
gested by members of the committee,
but McGuire believed theae could be
overcome or obviated in ways that would
not work hardship on the telegraph
The German Socialist Editors
ENGLAND'S GRAND OLD MAN.
The Glory of Mr. Gladstone's Life De
parting, as He Can Work No More A
Feeble Octogenarian. . 'r -
London. The Sun correspondent ca
bles : Those who feared that his retire
ment from public life would bring upon
Mr. Gladstone just those evils which he
designed to avoid are beginning to find
their judgment justified. The grand old
man has aged many years in the past
three months. The picture he made at
the Dr. Andrew Clark memorial meeting
the other day was a pitiful one. He was
a feeble, bent octogenarian, who leaned
upon a stout stick even when addressing
the audience from his chair. His words
were brave, polished, well chosen and
appropriate. Not a shadow has yet
crossed his shining intellect, but both
llesli and spirit are breaking. He is not
ill, no specific malady is undermining
his marvelous vitality, but the great
change, which his grieving friends can
not fail to recognize, is making rapid
progress, oe una tost interest in me ;
that is ominous. For sixty years he
found rest in other forms of activity and
Eeace in new struggles. Work has been
is only recreation. Fresh reaponBibility
never failed to renew his vigor. His
friends are beginning to understand now
what Sir Andrew Clark saw clearly that
for such a man to fold hia hands meant
despair and death.
EXTERMINATING SLATE TRADE.
An Expedition In Africa That Will End
the Arabs' Influence.
Zanzibar. Advices have reached here
from Mengo to the effect that the fugi
tive expedition under the command of
Colonel Colville sent against Kabarega,
Kingof Uniyore, has completely defeated
the King's forces. In November last
King Kabarega attacked a chief at Toru,
who was a British ally. The chief ap
plied to the British for aid, and a force
of 200. Nubians commanded by Major
Owen was sent to his assistance. ' This
force met Kabarega's forces, and after a
fight that lasted three hours the latter
fled, leaving at least fifty dead. War
was then declared on Kab arega and a
force of 400 Nubians and 10.000 Wyan
dota natives sent against him. Five
thousand of the latter carried arms.
This force was too strong for Kabarega,
and though he gave battle, he was routed.
The expedition has established a chain
of forts from the Albert Nianza, on the
banks of which Kabarega s headquarters
were situated, to Uganda, it is expected
that the success of the expedition will
prove a death blow to the slave trade of
this region and will bring Arab influence
to an end. . v
GERMAN EDITORS SENTENCED.
They Commented Too Severely on the
Conduct of the Police.
Berlin. Nine editors have beep, sen
tenced at the end of a two days' trial for
having libeled the police in commenting
on their conduct at the Friederichsruhe
brewery January 18 last. On this date
a company of policemen attacked with
drawn swords a meeting of the unem
ployed, and drove all from the neighbor
hood of the brewery. The affair was
made the subject of interpellations in
the Reichstag, and was debated with ex
cessive bitterness by the Social Demo
crats. Most of the offending editors
were Social Democrats. They received
these sentences : Robert Schmidt of the
Vorwaerts, five months' imprisonment;
Kessler of the Volksblatt and Wissber
ger of the Berlin Zeitung, three months
each; Sachan of the Social Demokrat
and Harnish of the Lichstrahlen, two
months each. The rest were fined from
150 to 500 marks each.
HOSTILITY' TO BORGONO.
The President of, Pern is Hissed at a
, Bull Fight.
Lima, Tsbv. Borgono has received
marked assurance that there is an ele
ment in this city which is decidedly hos
tile to him. A bull fight had drawn an
immense crowd to the amphitheater,
and when the matador on entering the
arena raised his sword in salute to Pres
ident Borgono a storm of hissing and
whistling burst from the throng of spec
tators, and the cry arose: "No, he is
no President; he: is a usurper." The
tumult, which lasted several seconds,
created great excitement. Borgono is
Eushing his aggressive tactics against
is opponents, and arrests of persons
who are hostile to him and to his admin
istration continue in all parts of the Re
public. The government is extremely
hard pressed for money.
Great Britain's Navy.
London. Baron- Hood of Avalon, a
Rear Admiral and formerly a Lord of
the Admiralty, has called the attention
of the Lords to the large increase in for
eign navies, and asked whether the pro
posed increase in the British navy pro
vided for by British estimates was suffi
cient to insure to Great Britain the com
mand of the seas. Baron Hood especially
urged an increase of 6,800 men in the
personnel of the navy. The First Lord
of the Admirality, Lord Spencer, said
the government was determined to main
tain the navy and render Great Britain
paramount upon the sea.
A CATARACT ON THE EYE.
Bow Its Progress May Be Arrested andi
How It Is Treated.
The term "cataract" is often ap
plied to all visible opacities and
white spots about the eyes, but prop
erly it is limited to an opacity occu
pying the area of the pupil and re
sulting from a change in the structure
of the lens. The lens is the most im
portant of the transparent media of
the eye, and it is the agent by which
the rays proceeding from luminous
bodies are brought to a focus on the
retina and by means of which a pic
ture of the outside world is formed -on
this membrane. It is composed
of fibers which are interlocked with'
each other in such a way as to form
a continuous layer. There are many
layers, so that the lens resembles an
onion in miniature. It is about one
third of an inch in diameter and one-
fifth of an inch thick and is perfect
ly transparent, reflecting no light.
A cataract consists in the breaking
down of the fibers of the lens. These
first become finely dotted with fat
drops of microscopic size, which,
after a time, run together to form
larger drops, strongly reflecting
light The fibers at length rupture,
so that they can no longer be traced
under the microscope, and in their
place are fat drops and chalky parti
cles. It is to these, so to speak, for
eign substances as well as to the al
tered disposition of the regular lay- '
ers of the healthy lens that the white
aspect of the lens in cataract is due.
As a rule cataracts form slowly.
That form which results from injury
as from direct blows on the eye,
the penetration of the eye by the.
point of a needle, a knife, a pair of
scissors or a thorn is rapid in its de
velopment. It is due to the admis
sion of the aqueous humor to the
substance of the lens and to the
swelling up of its tissue. Such cases
require immediate and bkilled medi
cal and surgical treatment. But the
ordinary form of cataract is slow in
its progress. It usually commenees
in one eye, which may be so gradual
ly affected as to be unnoticed by the
patient until his attention is sudden- ,
ly awakened to the defect of his vis
ion, when, on closing the healthy
eye, he attempts to look through the i
telescope with it or by observing
that he is unable to judge accurately
of distances. The vision is often pre
served when the cataract ia far ad
vanced, for the changes described oc
cur in bars and patches, leaving por
tions of the lens clear and transpar
ent, and through these, as through
latticework, the patients often see
fairly well quite well enough to
read or write. No means except
operation are known by which a cat-'
aract, when once fairly .formed, can
be removed. But inasmuch as it is
capable of being hastened in its prog
ress by circumstances unfavorable
to the general health, so it may be
delayed by general attention to the
Good food, regular exercise, sound
and uninterrupted sleep, a quiet
mind and the avoidance of all work
that may strain the eye would be the .
best means for delaying, or perhaps
temporarily arresting, the progress of
a cataract. If, however, it still con
tinues to advance, an operation is
the only remedy, and this consists in
the removal of the lens or in its solu
tion by the natural fluids of the eye
after the investing capsule has been
divided by a needle. The latter
method is that usually adopted in
children, the former in those occur
ring at an advanced period of life.
The operation itself, though requir
ing much skill and knowledge, aa
well aa constant practice, on the
part of the operator, is not in itself a
severe one, and the high interest
which attaches to it is dependent on
the importance of the issue rather
than on any difficulty or danger in '
its performance. New York Ledger.
The Toughness Accounted For.
The other day a gentleman entered
a certain restaurant in Regent street
and ordered a chicken. The chicken
was evidently tough, or when the
waiter came in he beheld the gentle
man in a great state of wrath.
"Waiter," he said, "this chicken is
"Very sorry, sir, but, you see, that
chicken always was a peculiar bird.
Why, when we came to kill it, we
couldn't catch it, so at last we had to
shoot it. It flew on the housetop
"Ah, by Jove, that accounts for it.
You must have shot the weather
cock by mistake 1" London Tit-Bits.
Crimes of Brokers. ,
Who first wore a cutaway, shad-
bellied coat? A broker. Who first
startled an amazed, long ago Aca
demy of Music audience with an ul
ster? A broker. Who first sprung
a dog collar on his club? A broker.
From fob chains to pointed shoes,
every article of fancy wear was first
introduced by a member of the board
of brokers. -Joe Howard, ' -i