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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
VOL. 6. : HOOD RIVER, OREGON, SATURDAY. JUNE 16, 1894. NO. 3.
3ood Iiver (5 lacier.
PUBLISHED IVBST SATURDAY MORNING BT
'; The Glacier Pabllsbing Company.
Grant Evans, Propr.
Second St., near Oak. - '' Hood River, Or.
Shaving and Hair-cutting neatly done.
Decision in Her Case Has Been
BOUND AND LEFT TO DIE.
The Siberian Steamer Line Plans of the
'' ' Itussi an-American Company Outlined
-.'' Vladivostock to San Diego. ;
San Diego, Cal. Count L. J. Teleky,
a young Austro-Hungarian, who is finan
cially interested in the scheme to estab
lish a steamship line between the Sibe
rian port of 'Vladivostock and San Diego
and San Francisco, has been in the city
for several days for the purpose of recu-
ferating his health. The Count has been
iving incognito here. , He gave further
particulars of the plans of his company,
which were published some weeks ago.
"The plan to establish a steamship line
between Vladivostock and American
ports has long been the desire of Sibira
kov, the great Russian financier and
capitalist," said Count Teleky. " He is
the Rothschild of Russia and principal
stockholder in the Siberian Transconti
nental railroad, which is to connect
Vladivostock and St. Petersburg, a dis
tance of 10,000 miles. Three thousand
miles of this road is at present in opera
tion across Siberia from Vladivostock,
other sections have been built between
the inland terminus and St. Petersburg,
and the whole line will be finished in
1805 according to the terms of the con
tract. Sibirtakow and' Szeweloff, his
principal associates, are determined to
inaugurate the projected steamship line
to San Diego and San Francisco with as
little delav as possible. An expenditure
of $5,000 000 at this port for docks and
warehouses is contemplated, San Diego
having been selected as the principal
port at .this end of the line.
The Decision In Her Case Baa Been Tel'
Portland, Or. United States Attor
ney Murphy has telegraphed to Wash
ington, D.C, for a copy of the decision
of the Supreme Court of the United
Stales in the case of the-government
agaitint the steamer Haytian Republic.
Until this arrives the effect of the deci
sion cannot be definitely known. The
question involved is one which has never
been brought up in the courts of this
country before, and the decision is one
of great importance. The Haytian Re
public was seized at Seattle for smug
gling opium, and was released on bonds
being given in the sum of $30,000 or
thereabouts. On her arrival here she
was again seized, the libel charging acts
of smuggling prior to those for which
she was libeled at Seattle. The owners
of the steamer demurred to this libel,
and claimed that any acts committed by
the steamer previous to her seizure at
Seattle must have been included or
merged in the libel placed on her there.
This view was sustained by the Court
here and by the Circuit Court of Appeals,
and the case was appealed to the Su
preme Court of the United States, which,
as is now understood by government of
ficials here, decided that the steamer
Kf be libeled for any unlawful acts not
included in' the Seattle libel, whether
committed before or after. The acts for
which the steamer was libeled here were
committed before those for which she
was libeled at Seattle. Of course the
government will have to prove the facts
alleged as to the smuggling acts com
mitted. SMALL ORANGE CROP.
The Output Will be 20 Per Cent Below
Last Year's Produot.
San Francisco, Cai. The orange crop
of California this year is much below
what was expected at the opening of the
season, owing to the spell of frosty
weather two months ago. The total oat
put from Southern California to date ac
cording to figures supplied by the South
ern Pacific Company is 3,000 carloads, of
which 8,100 carloads were for Eastern
The aggregate for the season will prob
ably roach 4,000 carloads. This will be
20 per cent below the shipments of 1893.
The output for Northern California
will not exceed thirty carloads, the
greater part of which never gets beyond
the State line. The proximity of San
Francisco and Sacramento to the north
ern citrus belt affords a home market
for the orange growers of that district.
Not only was the cVop of oranges in
Southern California light, but the prices
.rwtliwd were discouragingly low.
Kalama is out of debt, and has money
in the treasury.
Cowlitz county's logging camps are
employing 730 men.
Kalama claims the largest sturgeon-
packing house in the state. ,
The Tacoma Ledger is suing the city
(or a printing bill of $1,100.
The new coal shaft of the Roelyn mine
is said to be the largest in the United
The Port Townsend nail works have
resumed operations after two months of
A thousand Tacoma school children
are being rehearsed to sing for a charity
The saving effected by the Tacoma
school .board in the reduction ol teach
era' salaries is put at $9,187.
' The settlers of Quinault, despairing of
county aid, will build a road to Hump
tulips by giving each ten days' work.
The Whitney County Commissioners
have extended the time for the collection
of delinquent taxes on personal property
to uctooer id. ,
An unusual measure went through at
the last session of the .Everett Council.
One Rogers was hired to remove fifty-
seven bodies from one cemetery to an
other at the price ot $10 each.
John Hudson, a South Bend taxider
mist, intends shortly to enter upon the
very odorous job of cleaning and mount
ing the bones of the whales recently
stranded on the beach near Tokes Point
and on the ocean beach. He thinks he
can sell them to advantage to some mu
A piece of creditable artistic enter
prise is on foot at North Yakima, and
consists of a project, now assured, to
build a boulevard from the town out to
the State Fair grounds. The road will
be graded, trees planted, irrigation
ditches put along its full length and a
twelve-foot sidewalk on either side. It
will be done in time for the fair. .
Farmington is much agitated over
some promising nuggets brought down
from the Hoodoo diggings. The nuggets
range in size from a small shot up to as
large as a kernel of corn, and contain
scarcely any quartz, nearly all of them
being pure gold. :
A Shaker camp meeting has just been
brought to a close on North Beach,
Gray's Harbor, at which nearly all the
Indians thereabouts were converted.
The church took in fifteen from the Qui
nault agency, fourteen from the Hump
tulips and nine from the Oyehut. ,
.-. ;. Oregon.
- Lumber is lteing sawed at the Yainax
mill, Klamath county, for building- a
bridge 200 feet long across Sprague river
near Eagle ford.
The baccalaureate address to the State
Agricultural College graduates is to be
delivered' June 24 by Rev. Thomas L.
Cole of Trinity Church, Portland.
After several months of quiet Astoria's
Salvation Army has commenced holding
open-air meetings again, and more
trouble with the hoodlums and author
ities is anticipated. ,
Three men went over the Barlow road
from Lebanon toWamic last week. Thev
report the snow as covering the road for
about fourteen miles and its greatest
depth about twelve feet.
Suit for $5,000 has been brought
against the corporation of Eugene on
behalf of Claiborne Bonney, a five-year-
old child, who fell through a defective
sidewalk, sustaining permanent injuries.
By a man in a position to know it ig
stated there is at least money to the
amount of $200,000 hid away in jars and
socks by the different owners in Clatsop
county, waiting to be banked or invested
when confidence is restored. -.
Mr. Morrow of Dallas has two Indian
skeletons, one being that of an old man
and the other that of a boy. Both skel
etons are well preserved, and have at
tracted considerable attention. The doc
tor dug them up from an old Indian
burial ground on Long Island, just below
Umatilla. - , ,
The Board of Prison Directors, Gov
ernor Pennoyer, Secretary of State Mc
Bride and State Treasurer Phil Metschan
have advertised for sealed proposals for
the construction of an addition to the
south wing of the State penitentiary.
These proposals will be opened at the
executive office at noon on Monday,
June 11. ,
The Butte Creek . Coal Company has
incorporated by filing articles with the
Secretary of State. The incorporators
are C. R. Hougham, B. F. McLoney and
L. H. Tarpley. The duration of the com
pany is fixed for twenty years, and the
principal office is at Wooaburn, Marion
county. The amount of its capital stock
is $50,000, divided into 500 shares. The
termini of the tramway it proposes to
construct are to be at Mount Angel and
in section 4, township 7 south, range 2
east, in Clackamas county. '
In the United Presbyterian General
Assembly held at Albany these recom
mendations of the Committee on Re
form were adopted : Protesting against
Catholic encroachment of Indians, and
especially against the measure before
Congress to appropriate $305,000 for ex
penditure by the Catholic Church' for
this purpose ; protesting against Sabbath
desecration ; favoring suppression of the
liquor traffic; favoring amendment to
the constitution of the United States
recognizing the Deity ; expressing sym
pathy with unemployed labor and those
who find no market for their products,
and declaring that members should uae
the right of citizenship to elect men who
will rule in fear of the God of the Re
public The assembly engaged in a
special service of prayer for veteran
soldiers of the Republic as an expression
of sympathy with the Decoration Day
exercises. Twenty thousand dollars
were appropriated to colleges of the
church. The report of the Committee
on Appropriations gives $338,725 to the
various boardfa of the church. The as
sembly adjourned sine die. ; '
SAVED MANY LIVES
Legion of Honor Medal Con
ferred on a Little Girl.
THE NEWSPAPER'S PROVINCE.
Impossible for a Modern Dally to Verify
Everything That Has to be Served
the Public Hot From the Wires.
Chicago, III. Judge , Dunne ;, has
granted the motion for a new trial in
the case of Juliette C. Smith of Toronto,
Ont., against the Chicago'Herald Com
pany, delivering an important interpre
tation of the law of libel. The plaintiff
brought suit for damages for the publi
cation of a dispatch considered to reflect
on her character. A jury found for the
plaintiff for $15,000 damages. In grant
ing the new trial Judge Dunne said
" The plaintiff had the protection of a
husband, an intelligent gentleman fully
cognizant no doubt of the circumstances
attending the publication of a newspa
per. He and she must have known that
news is gathered by such a paper from
multitudinous sources and from the
whole face of the earth and published
hot from the telegraph wires. That it is
absolutely imposible for this modern en
gine of information to do the work which
the times and the people expect and de
mand and at the same time to verity every
item and explore for possible falsity in
what seems true was information com
mon to the plaintiff, husband and all in
telligent persons." The proper course
for the plaintiff to pursue, the Court
said, was to inform the publishers of the
falsity of the article and demand repa
ration and retraction ; but without ask
ing for a retraction suit was commenced
after a lapse of over two months. Con
tinuing:, Judge Dunne said : " The mod
ern daily is at once the effect and instru
ment of progress. Its proprietors must
answer for wrong done, even without
express malice, but they are entitled to
fair treatment. When a newspaper is
led into publishing unknowingly an un
true statement concerning an individual
it should not only retract when the truth
is made known, but also compensate the
injured party for-injury already done;
but it is equally the duty of the person
thus iniured to make known the truth.
demand retraction and lessen so far as
possible the injurious consequences of
the libelous publication. If this be done
and the paper persists in repeating the
statement, or refuses ample retraction
and reparation, then it is time for the
vindictive lightning of the law to strike.
Here a party who claims to be injured
did nothing to stop the further circula
tion of the publication. The right to
redress is not the right to vengeance.
Courts are to stand between every indi
vidual and injustice, protecting the one,
preventing the other. It has been the
uninterrupted practice of courts to ex
amine with careful scrutiny verdicts the
principal element of which is vindictive
damages and to set aside or otherwise
control the same where they are mani
festly the result of unreasoning preju
dice, blind sympathy or wanton reck
IN FAVOR OF THE TRUST.
Fight Between the National Lead Com
pany and a Naval Conoern Ended.'
Cincinnati, O. Judge Rufua B. Smith
gave judgment in a case that occupied
ten weeks and has been contested with
such bitterness that the Judge regarded
the testimony of one witness as not en
titled to belief, and that another had de
liberately committed perjury. It is a
battle between the National Lead Com
pany, known as the Lead Trust, and one
of the few independent companies not
included in the National Company. The
suit was brought in August, 1891, by the
Walker Paint Company against the An
chor White Lead Company and the Eck
stein White Lead Company for an in
junction restraining the defendants from
issuin? circulars containing an analysis
of the plaintiff's paint product, showing
it is adulterated with Daryles. jntty
thousand dollars damages was also
claimed. The defendant companies be
ing now in the National .Lead Uompany,
it was the real defendant. The defense
was that the statement of the analysis
of the plaintiff's product in 1890 and
1889 was true, The Uourt in an elabor
ate opinion found that the claim of the
defense was fully established, and dis
missed the case, dissolving the tempo
SHE SAVED MANY LIVES.
Little Girl Presented With the Medal of
the Legion of Honor.
Indianapolis, Ind. The medal pre
sented by the French government bear
ing the insignia of the Legion of Honor
has been presented to Jennie Creek, a
little ten-year-old girl of Alford, Black
ford county, for saving a trainload of
World's Fair passengers on the Panhan
dle railroad last summer. ' While walk
ing along the track she discovered that
the trestle across a deep ravine was om
fire, and the World's Fair express with
several hundred passengers on board was
nearly due. With remarkable presence
of mind the little one tore off her red-
flannel petticoat, ran down the track
until she came in sight of the approach
ing train and waved her skirt as a dan
ger signal. A number of French pas
sengers were aboard the train. They
called the attention of the French
World's Fair Commissioner to the inci
dent, and he in turn laid it before Presi
dent Carnot, who at once ordered a
medal of the Legion of Honor, which is
given only in recognition of acts of heroism.
NATIONAL CAPITAL NEWS.
Mitchell has had passed in the Senate
a resolution making inquiries as to the
boundary lines of the Klamath Indian
a; l - t i .
reeorvauun, uver which mere is contro
versy. The Fish Commission has submitted
to the Senate a report showing the re
sults of fish-planting in the Columbia
river and making recommendations for
the successful propagation of salmon
and shad. , , ... . .. .
The monthly statement of the directors
of the mint shows the total coinage of the
U nited States during Mav was $9,120,450.
of which $8,445,450 was gold and $375,000
was silver. The . silver coinage was en
tirely ot half dollars and quarters.
Commissioner Lamoreaux of the Gen
eral Land Office has submitted to Secre
tary Smith a recommendation for au
thority to prepare a proclamation for
the signature of , the President restoring
to mineral . location and entry all the
mineral lands in the "Bohemia mining
district'.' within the limits of the Cascade
range and forest reserve in Oregon.
Colonel Fred C. Ainsworth. chief of
records ot the pension division, indicted
for manslaughter on account of the Ford's
theater disaster last June, in which more
than a score of government clerks were
killed, is now free. Justice McComas of
the Criminal Court ordered the indict
ment quashed, because it did not show
the falling of the building was due to
the personal neglect of Ainsworth.
The official report of the Naval Board
which conducted the recent trial of the
Columbia was submitted to Secretary
McAdoo. It makes it evident that the
Columbia is one of the finest vessels
afloat. On her way down the Delaware
she struck some drift logs, and as a re
sult several of her plates were dented.
The ship has gone into the dock to per
mit ot examination. Air. McAdoo says
that Captain Sumner' was free from
blame, as the vessel was in the hands of
a competent pilot and the damage was
A. L. Randall. Chairman bf the Inter
national Typographical Union Commit
tee on Government Uwnership of Tele
graphs, has written a letter to Postmaster-General
Bissell, accusing him of
never having read the; postal telegraph
bilL, on. which .he recently reported ad
versely to Chairman Wise of the House
Committee on Commerce. Mr. Randall
says Mr. Bissell evidently took it for
granted the bill before him Was the Wan
amaker bill of the Fifty-first Congress.
He then calls attention ' to the ' govern
ment ownership' of telegraphs in other
countries, and asks : "Are not the peo
ple of this country as capable of con
ducting the government telegraph as
those of European nations 7" This is
followed up with this threats "The In
ternational Typographical Union has
inaugurated this movement. ' It will do
its utmost to defeat any man found
working or voting against the great re
form, regardless of party affiliations." v:
Delegate Joseph has introduced a bill
for the irrigation of arid government
lands, which ia of interest not only to
New Mexico, which he represents, but
to California and every other State where
there are arid lands. The bill provides
for the appointment of an irrigation
commission to consist of government en- j
gineers to supervise the work. The Sec
retary of the Interior is authorized to
have geological surveys made and maps
prepared for the use of the commission.
Three per cent bonds are to be issued to
pay the expense of the work. When
ever a sufficient amount of arid land has
been irrigated it is to be opened for set
tlement and sold to heads of families at
10 per cent above the actual cost of rec
lamation. The bill also provides for the
sale of timber on the public domain In
square quarter sections to the highest
cash . bidder. Irrigation experts who
have examined this bill think it is the
best scheme yet proposed for the recla
mation oi arm lunus.
The Senate. Mills alone not voting.
has adopted a resolution declaring the
United States will not interfere with the
affairs of the Hawaiian Islands, and the
United States will regard interference
by any foreign power as an unfriendly
act. The resolution adopted was intro
duced by Turpie, and reads as follows :
"Kesolved by the Senate of the United
States that it belongs wholly to the people
of the Hawaiian Islands to establish and
maintain their own form of government
and domestic policy; that the United
States ought not in any way to interfere
therewith, and the interference in the
political affairs of those islands by any
other government will be regarded as an
act unfriendly to the United States."
Mills of Texas explained that the resolu
tion did not meet his approval, although
he would not vote against it. Believing
this government has overthrown the ex
isting government of Hawaii, he thought
it the duty of the United States to tear
down the oligarchy set up in its name.'
The Senate Sugar Trust Investigating
Committee examined Senators Voorhees,
Jones and Vest of the Finance Commit
tee in regard to the allegations concern
ing the efforts of the Sugar Trust to in
fluence legislation. .They made a general
denial of all the charges made of the ex
ercise of influence by the Sugar Trust,
and specifically contradicted the story
that Secretary Carlisle had made a secret
visit to the committee and demanded
that the sugar interests be protected be
cause of the Democratic party's indebt
edness to the Sugar Trust. : They agreed
that Mr.- Uarlisle had never made such a
visit to the committee, and stated that
no such demand had ever been made
upon the committee for the reasons given
in Edwards' letter or any other account.
They also denied the report that a meet
ing had been held by the committee on
the Sunday before the tariff bill was re
ported for the consideration of the sugar
schedule, and said that, if the sugar
people had been together in any adjacent
room while the committee was in session
at any time, they were not cognizant of
the lact. senator vest denied that he
had informed Joe Rickey of the progress
of the committee in its consideration of
the sugar schedule while the bill was in
THE NEW CABINET
M. Dupuy at the Head of the
A PLOT AGAINST THE CZAR.
M. Tnrpin Sells to the Powers Composing
the Dreibund the Secret of the Manu
facture of a War Machine.
- Paris. La Patrie has announced that
the notorious Turpin, whose name some
time ago came prominently before the
public in connection with the invention
of the explosive known as melenite, and
who was subsequently imprisoned, an
gered at the refusal of France to pur
chase his latest invention, has left the
country and sold to the powers compos
ing the dreibund the secret of the man
ufacture of a terrible war machine. The
latter is said to comprise an explosive
and a new projectile, which, it is claimed.
will completely transform the art of war
fare and the conditions under which it is
waged, rendering its possessors the mas
ters of Europe. Turpin yielded to the
pereuuat urgiugs oi a iorein sovereign,
and has received several millions francs
on account. The statement that Turpin
lias lott tue country and sold his inven
tion to the dreibund caused a sensation.
M.Leberrisse announces his intention
to interpolate the government. M'. Mer-
cier, Minister of War, has been informed
of this intention, and says he will not
object to meeting the question after he
has had a conference with his colleagues.
He admits that he refused to see M. Tur-
Ein and also declined to negotiate with
im. He scouts the idea that Turpin's
new invention is an important one.
THE LORD CHIEF JUSTICE.
It is Believed That Sickness Has Com
pelled His Resignation.
London. Rumors are. circulated that
the Right Hon. Lord Coleridge, Lord
Chief Justice of England, has tendered
his resignation to Lord Rosebery ; The
rumor also took the form that the emi
nent jurist had intimated to a member
of the 'Cabinet that he had reluctantly
arrived at the conclusion that his long
tenure of service to his country was prac
tically ended, and that he felt it incum
bent upon himself to announce that the
possibility of his resuming a position on
the bench was very remote. At the Cole
ridge ' residence in' Belgrave Square no
confirmation or denial of the report
could be obtained. It was admitted,
however, that for nearly a month past
the Lord Chief Justice has been confined
to his bed with a serious internal disor
der, and that for the past ten days his
condition has been so serious that his
medical attendant, Dr. John Cavendish
Hale, has considered it necessary to call
Sir William Broadbent, an eminent spe
cialist, into daily consultation; It was
also stated that, although his condition
is in a measure improved, it will be im
possible even under the most favorable
circumstances for the Lord Chief Justice
to leave his bed for several weeks. These
developments created a sensation, as the
facts of the jurist's illness have been
concealed from the public.
'' GLADSTONE WILL RECOVER.
The Operation on His Eyes Proves En
. .. tirely Successful.
London. All reports regarding .Mr.
Gladstone are, most favorable, and there
is no reason to doubt that he will be
among his friends again within a month
with his sight almost restored. ,. An op
eration was performed according to prac
tice which has been in vogue only a few
months, and which has proved almost
invariably successful. It has been found
better not to destroy completely all sen
sation in the eyeball by means of cocaine,
as has been the custom for nearly ton
years until recently. Careful observation
shows the process of healing is more
rapid and there is less danger of inflam
mation if the nerves are only partially
deadened with cocaine and the patient
realizes that the operator is manipulat
ing the eyeball and feels the puncture of
the tiny lancet, but not sufficiently to
suffer any real pain. As a matter of fact
the operation in Mr. Gladstone's case
was quite painless.
I PLOT AGAINST THE CZAR. ,
A List of Aristocratic Lady Nthtltats
;, . Discovered. . .
London. The correspondent of the
Daily News at Berlin sends to his paper
further details of the revolutionary plot
discovered at St. Petersburg. - He says
fifty boxes of dynamite and numerous
bombs were discovered in the coal bunk
ers of a steamer. The residence of the
Baroness Marikoff was searched, and a
list of aristocratic lady nihilists were
found. A female medical student, who
was one of the suspects, was dragged
naked from her bed by the police and
taken toward the police station. She
escaped from her captors, jumped into
the Neva and was drowned.- All the
chefs at the Imperial palace have been
dismissed, owing to fears they would at
tempt to poison the food. . t
Portuguese Captain Imprisoned.
Lisbon. Captain Castilho of the Por
tuguese warship Mindello, who was in
command at Rio Janeiro when the Bra
zilian insurgents were-taken on board
that vessel, and who was also in com
mand when the insurgents escaped, has
been imprisoned in the marine barracks
l 1; Li., i " 1 1 .
HOW HE FELL FROM GRACE.
Reporting Was Too Exacting, and So He
Became a Hotel Keeper. . ' '
"Yes, " said Michael Angelb Tracy,
"I once was a newspaper man, long be
fore I ever thought of hotels and dia
monds. It was in Toronto that 1 made
my debut, also exit My first assign .
ment was to report an inquest Now.
my paper was edited in short, con-;
densed, breezy style, and everything .
was boiled down This fact was im- '
pressed upon me by the city editor when "
I went forth in quest of news. ' Well, I
labored like a good fellow at' that in
juest and brought in a column of mat
ter. The editor read it over with a min- .
gled air of aniusement and disgust, and
then, laying it aside, said, 'This is all
very nice, Mr. Tracy, but we would liko ..
to know the verdict. ' I had written a '
column and left out the only piece of .
news in the item. You can imagine my
emotions. - ' '.
' "My next assignment was to report a '
meeting of the Sons of England, a Tory
organization. Now, I was a Liberal
and vice president of. the Young Men's ,
Liberal club of my native city. . The
Sons of England were all Tories' and
bitter opponents of my party. I had
hardly taken my seat at the meeting
and was preparing to take notes of the
proceedings when I was recognized by a
Tory acquaintance, and a howl went up
that one of the enemy was among them. '
Instantly the Sons of England rose in a ,
body and demanded that I be put out. I
explained to the exoited assemblage that
1 was only at the meeting in the capao- '
ity of a reporter, and that I didn't in
tend to be thrown out None of the
Sons of England present seemed to relish -the
job of ejecting me, and I remained
throughout the meeting. I didn't relish
my experience, however, and on my re
turn to the office I told the city editor
what had happened. ; 'Oh, that's noth
ing 1' he said. 'You will get used to lit
tle things like that ' I didn't agree with '
him, however, and that is why I am in 1
the hotel business now instead of report
ing suicides and pink tras iu my native .
land. "Louisville CommerciaL i
A City Without a Woman. 1
Maiwatchin, in Mongolia, close to the
borders of Russian Siberia, is the only
city in the world peopled by men only.
The Chinese women are not only forbid
den to leave this territory, but even to
pass the great wall of Kalkan and enter
into Mongolia. '' All the Chinese of this
border city are exclusively traders, and
they accumulate money till their trad
ing with Europe through Siberia has
created a sufficient fortune' to enable
them to return to their native cities and
live there in ease with their families. .
Their dwellings indicate their prosperi
ty. They are separated from the street
by a clay wall, rather ugly, it is true,
but surrounding generally a very ele
gant looking house, before which are
gamboling those sleek looking, plump
cues, with unusually big eyes, such as
are pretty faithfully represented on Chi
nese vases and screens. The main part
of the houses of Maiwatchin is divided
into two compartments, and that which
is behind is raised. Fires are kept up
under this great platform, which is cov
ered with mats that serve as seats by
day and beds by night Opposite the
door a niche is generally seen where
the domestio idols, unaccustomed to at
titudinize to profane eyes, repose be .
hind an ornamented blind. The walls
of the reception room are lacquered in
red or black and sometimes covered
with figured silk, according to the
wealth and tasta of the owner. The
apartment overlooking the court is gen
erally of light wood, perforated and
carved, and over these openings colored
paper is stretched, producing something
of the graceful effect of stained glass.
The idol temples are gorgeous build-'
tags. Chicago Tribune. ' - ' "' '
' . .- ' Life In Other Worlds. ., A
The fact has been established that the ,
supposed diamonds found in meteorites
near the Canyon Diablo, in Arizona, are .
actually such. ' This is a matter of pro-'.
found interest, indicating as it does that
such stones exist on other planets. Some '
authorities assert that diamonds like '
coal, which is so nearly of the same -'
chemical construction could not possi-.
bly come into existence without previous -f
vegetable growths to generate their may ,
teriaL For this reason they infer that
the finding of the gems in the meteor-
ites proves that there must have been
vegetable life in the place whence the
meteorites came. If there was vegetable 1
life there, it is a fair presumption that i
there was animal life also. All this may 1
be tin true, but it affords the first guess :
glimpse ever obtained into the greatest y
problem that mankind has ever attempt- '
ed to handle-namely, the question
whether life exists in other worlds than 1
ours. Philadelphia Press. ; "
" Couldn't Do It. "" 'T
"Jake was madly in love with Cora, and (
riie told him if he would look her straight -
In the eye and tell her that he never loved
Another, she would marry him." -
"Did he do it?" . ; , ; ' T
"No; he couldn't." ; -::;
"Had loved another, had her"
"Oh, no: he was cross eyed." Yankjeo i"
- ' i i
No Life There.
Little Dot What's all this talk 'bout :
Marsf Does folks live therer V , .
Little Johnny They used to live there, J
but they is all dead long ago. . v
"How do you know t" . .
"I heard papa say the names of all the '
seas an lakes an islands an things is from t,
the dead laneuaBSS." Good News. .