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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, SATURDAY. JUNE 23, 1894.
3f ood iiver (a lacier.
PUBLISHED EVERT SATURDAY MORNING BT
Jhe Glacier PablisMng Company.
On year $1 00
months 1 00
Tlyree months 60
Sifalo copy ( Cent
Grant Evans, Propr.
Second St., near Oak. Hood River. Or.
Shaving and Hair-cutting neatly done.
The Claim of the Government
Will Be Resisted.f
BOSS BUCKLEY AND HIS LAMBS
Four-Fifths of the Business Seotton ef
the Metropolis of the Northwest is
Flooded Business Paralyzed.
Portland, Ob. The flooded district
in this city is constantly extending, and
now covers four-fifths of the business
portion and a large part of North Port
land, in which a large number of resi
dences are more or less flooded. Front
street, the wholesale district, has seven
feet of water on it. The entire whole
sale district is under water, all the banks
are flooded, and nearly all the retail
stores and seven or eight hotels. Busi
ness is almost' paralyzed. Elevated side
walks have been built, and small boats,
neaily 1,000 in number, are in constant
, uaeju-Uie flooded streets. Express wag
ons are also being used for transporta
tion of goods, being driven into the wa
ter up to the boxes. Many business
houses and offices have been moved to
higher locations, some having beenpom
peiled to move twice. Stocks of goods
Lave been elevated three or four times
on first floors. The Union Pacific has
entirely suspended its Portland connec
tions. The Northern Pacific sends pas
sengers by boat to Kelso, fifty-one miles
down the Columbia, where rail connec
tion is secured. Southern Pacific trains
start from East Portland, the Union De
pot having been abandoned. There is a
busy scene of moving goods and sight
seers in the flooded region. It is impos
sible at this time to estimate the damage.
The loss of business will be immense.
The loss to fishermen on the Columbia
lirS fl h Xds kiM 1
HWepi awtiy. OttllllUH nailing una mmuD,
been destioved, and the season's catch
will be mostly lost.
Claim of the Government Will be Ke
. slated to the Fullest Extent.
San Jose, Cal. Mrs. Jane Lathrop
Stanford, widow of the late Senator Ice
land Stanford and executrix of his es-""i---'Ute,
was seen the other evening and
asked for her views of the $15,000,000
claim presented by the Attorney-General
of the United States against the
(property now under her charge. She
aaid: ' 1 think this is only a test case.
Of course, others will be drawn into it.
The burden of the litigation, even can
" not all be placed on one estate or one
person." Mrs. Stanford was then asked
if the intended to Tesist the claim as
presented by the Attorney-General. She
' said : " Of course,: I shall resist it to
the fullest extent of my ability; but
reallv there is nothing to say in regard
-to the future course 1 shall pursue. Le
gal technicalities Win oe reierreu uiiunr
, ' fy to my attorneys." It is believed among
rifsryers- that the suit of the government
against the estate wm nave a serious ei
fectupou the university. Even before
this latest litigation cropped up Mrs.
Stanford had had some difficulty in rais
ing all the ready money necessary for
tha institution. It is believed also that
several counties that years ago i Dougnt
Central Pacific bonds will be held by the 1
government responsible for a share of
the debt now sougni to oe coiiecwu
Some Estimates at Tacoma. U
"... ' . '
Tacoma, WASH.-Railroad men and ot injared .n the
others are beginning to estimate the The storm 0f last week did consider
damage done by the floods throughout able damage to the crops on a narrow
the Northwest. A number of conserva-1 8trjp 0f country between the desert and
tive men have placed the amount in the the gap jn the foothills on the Browns
neighuorhood . of $6,000,000. Superin- roa(j, Jackson countv. The precip
tendent Baxter of the Union Pacific's j jtatton descended in the form of hail-
Pacific division is quoted as saying that gtones, and several hundred acres of
it would take ninety days to rebuild the
fifty miles of track washed out between
Troufdale and The Dalles. Railroad
men here think it will take the ureat
Northern and Canadian Pacific a month
or so to fully repair their tracks and the
Northern Pacific nearly as long.
No Bidders for the. Oregon Pacific. '
. Corvallis, Or. The Oregon Pacific
was again offered for sale by the Sheriff,
but no bid was made. There will be an
adjourned term of court July 20, when a
new order of sale will be made, fixing
the date for sale probably about Novem
. Spokane is contributing liberally to
the Uonconuliy sunerers.
Walla Walla's financial statement
May shows a net debt of $74,417.
Whatcom county expects to have thirty-four
miles of planked road by the
end of the year.
Everett's offer for the county-seat of
Snohomish county will be twenty twen
ty-live-foot lots ana fso.ooo cash.
The survey for the Blaine and Eastern
is completed, and belief is professed that
trains will be running by October,
A movement has been started in Port
Townsend having for its object the reor
ganization of the city government under
the general law.
The Whatcom Board of Trade has
committee at work trying to secure the
removal of one of the Oregon City flour
ing mills to that place.
Petitions are being signed at Hoquiam
protesting against the sale of water
bonds now being advertised and pledging
money to tight the sale in the courts.
Twenty-one out of Whatcom county's
seventy-one school districts have an ag
gregate bonded indebtedness of $159,300,
Of this $88,000 is Whatcom's and $40,000
.Blaine 8. 1 ,
Walla Walla countv has paid out $12,
000 annually for some years for the erad
ication of squirrel and gopher pests, and
now it is rather discouraging, but appar
ently true, that these animals are more
numerous than ever.
Walla Walla county's assessment roll
is made up. It shows for 1894: , Real
estate,$l,437,740 ; personal property, $1,
172,318: improvements, $787,620: total,
$2,397,678. This is an aggregate decrease
from 1893 valuations ot $3y.o,Ub7.
Receiver Flournoy of the Spokane
TiHUnd office in his report for May says the
total receipts of the office were $1,728,
the largest reported for more than ajyear.
The biggest item was $769 for thirty-nine
homesteads, embracing 6,725 acres.
Wilbur has a gold excitement of her
own, and is fast being depopulated by a
rush to Hellgate Canyon on the Colum
bia, twelve miles away, where the pre
cious mineral is reported to be hidden
in the sands in large quantities. Nobody
has seen any gold yet, but the report of
a syndicate's extensive filings has pre
cipitated an excitement.
In different localities in Eastern Wash
ington threshing is again in operation.
It is found that by exercising a little
care in trimming on all the damaged
grain from the tops and sides of the
stacks a pretty fair grade of wheat is ob
tained where the stacks have been well
built. The grain is still a little soft but,
bv scattering the sacks about on boards
or rails for a few days the sun will har
den it. Oakesdale millmen, who have
been buying some of this grain, recom
mend this treatment, and say a few days'
hot sun will make it worth at least 5
cents more per bushel. I
Joe Scott, President of the Montana
Cattlemen's Association ; Frank Robin
son, Henry Tustler of Miles City and J.
T. Boardman of Deer Lodge have just
completed a cattle-purchasing tour of
Eastern Washington. Xhey bought lo,-
000 head, the prices averaging $10 for
vearhngs, $15 for two-year-olds and $20
or three-vear-olds. It is estimated by
cattlemen that 40,000 head will be taken
out of Washington and Oregon into
Montana this year. The Montana cat
tlemen are prosperous again, and these
Phas wil1 materially relieve the
financial stringency in Eastern Wash-
The hop louse has made its appearance
at Fairview, Polk county.
Medford has abandoned the idea of
cannons and oratory for July 4.
A summer conference in the interests
of Indian education is called for July 23
to 28 at Salem.
Union county's debt is decreasing
every year. The present levy 19.7 mills
is the lowest in ten years.
The Pendleton scouring mills have
started up, and already have 350,000
pounds of wool to operate on.
The Pendleton scouring mill uses 1,500
pounds of soap a day. It makes its own
soap, consuming for that purpose some
250 pounds of tallow. This makes a good
home market for tallow. As it is, the
tallow has to be imported from Portland
by the carload.
Major Post has taken charge of the
fight to save the Cascade locks, the gov
ernment standing the expense. Six
trains are running, hauling brush,-gravel,
rock and anything that can be utilized
to raise the bulkhead. Some of the cut
stones are being dumped into the works,
and seventy barrels of cement were used
in one day in solidifying the sand and
gravel. ' V
A. sixteen-month-old child of Mrs.
Shepp of Ashland tumbled out of a car
window while coming down the Siskiyous
the other day. The
about fifteen miles
train was moving
an hour. It was
stopped, and the distracted mother and
train crew rushed back to the rescue and
'"""u tUj ,r 8 " a K. I
nli or a it. hart fallfin. snrAflminc mad. hut.
wheat were completely ruined. The
strip looks like a sunburnt stubble field,
presenting a strange sight, flanked as it
is by fields of beautiful green wheat.
It seems that Harry Dunn, bulletined
somewhat noieily as the first inmate of
the Soldiers' Home, was refused admit
tance by the examining board. The Sa
lem Journal is taking up the matter and
making quite a diverting effort to force
an issue on it. Dunn's "right" name,
it seems, is Sergeant Henry Campbell of
the Twenty-ninth Massachusetts Infan
try and a war record of half a column of
minion. The objection to him is he is
able to earn his living.
FAILURE OF CROP.
Western Kansas is Suffering
From Another Drouth.
SITUATION AT BLUEFIELDS
The Trial of the Cowardly Assassin of
Mayor Carter Harrison of Chicago
' Once More Postponed.
Chicago, III. Prendergast, the- as
sassin, of Carter Harrison, will not be
tried as to his Eanity during June.- By
agreement of counsel the case goes over
until next fall.: The term of court opens
on September 3. " It has been agreed
that the, case shall go over," said State's
Attorney Kern. " The continuance was
agreed to at the request of the defense
after a consultation. There has been no
agreement as to what Judge the case will
come before at the fall term, and I have
no idea now who will preside. Under
the common assignment Judge Chetlain
will again be presiding in the Criminal
Court at that time. There will also, of
course, be other Judges presiding. But,
as I said before,"! don't know now who
will try the case." Judge Uhetlain said:
"I know absolutely nothing about the
continuance spoken of. None of the at
torneys have spoken to me about the
Prendergast case since the last time it
was in court. As to my taking the mat
ter up and entering the order of contin
uance, I will say the matter will not
come up before me, for the reason that
I shall not then be sitting in the Crim
The People 'Sorry They Did Not Leave
the Bull aloes in Possession.
Topeka, Kan. Reports from the west
ern part of Kansas are very discouraging,
and show that wheat in that section will
be a total failure. There was very little
wheat raised west of the center of the
State, and unless conditions improve im
mediately there will be no corn raised.
In many counties there has not been any
rain for more than a year, with the ex
ception of light showers. The people of
that section are not wen prepared to
withstand another crop failure. Hun
dreds of farmers are without means to
buv provisions to tide them over another
year, and the prospect of another failure
will force many to leave tne country.
State Senator Wilcockson of Logan coun
ty said that the people of that region
would have to leave and abandon the
prairies for stock ranches if the crops
failed again this year. The people have
held on in the hope that climatic condi
tions would change, but they will be
forced to leave before another cold win
LARGE AMOUNTS INVOLVED.
Ex-Governor Evans' Petition Against
. Union Pacific Directors. .
Denver, Col. Ex-Governor John
Evans through his attorneys has filed a
new petition in the Federal Court in the
suit against Oliver Ames and other , di
rectors of the Union Pacific. The new
bill alleges that September 4, 1893, the
Union Pacific pledged with Drexel, Mor
gan & Co. $100,000,000 in bonds to secure
their note to the amount of $24,000,000,
issued to take up floating indebtedness.
Among other securities pledged were $8,-
000,000 in bonds and $13,000,000 in stock
of the Gulf road. In the new petition
John Evans asked leave to bring a suit
against Drexel, Morgan & Co. and the
receiver of the Gulf Company in the
courts of New York or any other place,
restraining Drexel, Morgan & Co. from
disposing of the Gulf bonds and shares
of stock until the other bonds and stock
pledged in that trust shall be sold.
'"'.'.' Army Officers Retired.
Washington, D. C. Eight army offi
cers have just been retired on account of
disability incurred in the service. They
are Lieutenant-Colonel S. M. Horton,
.Deputy Surgeon-General ; ' Captains M.
E. Taylor and W. G. Spencer, surgeons ;
Past Chaplain S. C. Merrill; Captain
William Conway, Twenty-second Infan
try ; John Anderson, Eighteenth Infan
try; First Lieutenant H. C. White,
Eighth Cavalry, and Second Lieutenant
Moriarity, Eighth Infantry. . As a result
of these" retirements only seven of this
year's graduates from the Military Acad
emy are unprovided for this year with
full appointments to. regiments, and
there will - probably be. other vacancies
before the end of the year.
- v Fortune in a Trunk.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Securities to
the value of $1,000,000 were found in a
small trunk near the room in which
William W. Cornell died in this city re
cently. The securities were placed in a
bank, and the deposition of the estate
came up before Surrogate Dorland. Mr.
Cornell lived in a modest home in Gar
field place. He was 83 years old when
he died.' Nobody suspected he had
money. He was the son of Latham Cor
nell of Troy, from whom he inherited an
iron business. He retired thirty years
ago with about $40,000. In the. last years
of his life he allowed himself no pleasure
but inspecting the contents of his trunk.
He left no will, and his estate will be di
vided among his heirs-at-law.
The Lapwal Reservation.
Washington, D. C. The House Com
mittee on Indian Affairs has authorized
a favorable report on the bill introduced
by Representative Sweet of Idaho to
ratify the agreement for opening for set
tlement the Lapwai reservation occupied
by Indiana in Idaho.
WASHINGTON CITY NEWS.
The President has signed the
York and New Jersey bridge bill.
It has been decided by the House
Committee on Interstate and Foreign
Commerce to report to the House a bill
for equipment of the Nicaragua canal
by the government for carrying on the
work to completion. Senator Morgan's
measure will be adopted with some
changes advised in committee.
The House has concurred in the Sen
ate bill authorizing the construction of
a bridge across the Monongahela river,
passed the bill extending the time of
payment for purchases of the lands of
the Omaha Indians and adopted a reso
lution authorizing the payment of $10,
000 from the contingent fund to defray
tne costot the armor-plate investigation
George Oetyer, Chairman of the Ex
ecutive Committee of the State Debris
Association of California, has complained
to the Interior Department of the ex
tensive damage to lands and streams
caused by hydraulic mining. He asserts
that the debris of that process has re
duced the navigability of the Sacra
mento and Feather rivers. at least one
half during the low-water season. The
communication has been referred to the
A young crank called at the White
House the other day, and announced
that his purpose was to convert the Presi
dent to the ways of righteousness. This
was the third time he had been at the
White House. The watchman called for
the police patrol, and had him trans
ferred to the third precinct station,
where he is held for examination. . His
name is Heffenstein. He is a converted
Jew, and has been delivering extempo
raneous sermons on street corners.
The lightship at the mouth of the Co
lumbia river has proven of such advan
tage to the shipping interests of Oregon
that Senator Mitchell has been induced
to ask Congress to appropriate $60,000
for the construction of still another light
ship with fog-signal equipment to be
stationed in midchannel inside the bar
of the' Columbia river opposite Cape
Disappointment. The Senator is quite
confident he will secure some sort of an
appropriation for the commencement of
such construction at least.
There seems to be no end to the meas
ures introduced in the present Congress
tor the protection of the salmon fisheries
of Alaska, but none of them gets farther
than the committee to which it is re
ferred. The latest bill was proposed by
Senator Mitchell of Wisconsin. It differs
from the others principally in that it
makes provisions for the re-enactment
of the old law of 1889, with amendments
setting aside certain streams as spawn
ing grounds, giving the Secretary of the
Treasury discretion to limit the duration
of the fishing season and directing the
appointment of an inspector at $250 a
month and an assistant inspector at $150
a month. Evidently some men up in
Wisconsin have their eyes on two fat
jobs, : ' ,
The arid-land .question, about which
the Western members had much to say
when the agricultural bill was before the
Senate, has been considered by the House
Committee on Irrigation of Arid Lands.
A committee consisting of Sweet, Hard
man, Doolittle, Pence and Newland was
instructed to draw up a general bill on
the lines of the one for the survey of
Idaho lands introducedby Sweet. It
will provide for a survey under the direc
tion of the Secretary of War of arid
lands in the Western States, with the
preparation of maps showing the ditches
or canals and reservoirs needed for the
reclamation of land, and reports upon the
water available for irrigation, with esti
mates of the quantity of land possible of
reclamation and of cost. The States of
Montana, Washington, Oregon, Idaho,
the Dakotas and perhaps others will be
in the bill, with a recommendation for
an appropriation of $25,000 for each
It is given out that the German Min
ister has notified our government that if I
the one-tenth of a cent per pound dis-1
criminating duty, which has been placed I
by the Senate on sugar, is permitted to '
become a law Germany will place a re
taliatory duty on pork, lard and other
products now imported from the United
States under reciprocity arrangement.
In view of this notification Secretary
Carlisle has addressed a communication
to the Senate Finance Committee urging ,
the elimination of this provision of the
Senate bill which operates - against any
government allowing a bounty on re
fined sugar. Inasmuch as Wermany is
the-onlv competitor of the American
Sugar Trust, this discriminating duty is
levied practically against that country.
Should the Senate comply with Secre
tary Carlisle's recommendation and
strike out the one-tenth of a cent provi
sion, the Sugar Trust will receive a very
McGuire of California appeared before
the House Committee on Pacific Rail
roads the other day, making a strong
protest apainat anv funding bill or other
arrangement which would release the
estates of . Huntington, Stanford and
others from personal liability to the gov
ernment for the debts of the Central Pa
cific. At his request at was arranged
that himself, ex-Representative Sumner
of California and the members of the
State delegation in Congress should ad
dress the committee, McGuire took the
position that the failure of the Central
Pacific to pay the debt to the government
was due to the diversion ot its earnings
to the pockets of the syndicate, which
under the law should have a fund cre
ated for the payment of its debts. He
recommended that the government
should proceed by foreclosure or by tak
ing charge under the condition of the
franchise and apply to the court to se
cure the remainder of the debt from the
Huntingtons, Stanfords and others.
Weadock inquired if he did not favor
government ownership, and McGuire
explained his plan for government own
ership of the roadbed and right of way
with trains operated by private parties
under government control.
Rosebery's Prophecy When at
SILVER QUESTION IN GERMANY
The Engagement of John W. Mackay,
Jr., and Miss Virginia Fair Discussed
by London Society.
London. The story that Miss Virginia
Fair, the younger daughter of Senator
Fay and sister of Mrs. Herman Oelrichs,
and who is now on this side, is to be
married to Maitland Kersey, the hand
some agent of the White Star line, seems
not to be borne out by the facts as stated
here. The report now states distinctly
that John W. Mackay, Jr., is to be the
lucky man. He it is who is said be en
gaged fb the California beauty, and those
who take a sentimental interest in such
things find it much more suggestive of a
pretty romance than a union with the
handsome Englishman would be.
Whether the reported matrimonial ex
periences of Mr. Kersey had anything to
do with the breaking-off of the" engage
ment reported to exist a short time ago
cannot be affirmed. Five-o'clock tea
chat prefers to look on it as a sudden
revelation to young Mr. Mackay of his
affection for Miss Fair. It needed, in
fact, the intervention of a third party to
show Mr. Mackay where his happiness
really lay. Miss Virginia has had many
suitors, and young Mr. Mackay and Miss
Fair have known each other from child
hood. , Their respective fathers were
comrades in earlv struggling days and
always allies and friends through the
greater fortunes of later years. A mar
riage between the two children would
therefore round out the romance of the
great gold and silver eras of the West in
a manner most approved by the novelist,
which means by every man or woman
who loves a lover.
The Destiny Prophesied Out for Himself
When at College Fulfilled.
London. Prime Minister Rosebery's
Ladas won the Derby, with Matchbox
second and Reminder third. It is doubt
ful if so much interest has ever before
been taken in the Derby. There were
several causes for this state of affairs.
In the firsti place many thousands of
people were anxious to see the Derby,
because it is the great event of the turf.
in the second place .Ladas. who is owned
by the Prime Minister, was looked upon
as being the horse of the year, his pre
vious victories having won him hosts of
friends, who longed to see once more the
primrose and rose hoops with, rose-col
ored cap (Lord Rosebery's colors) flying
to tne iront ot everything else in the
field. Thus it was that the special trains
at London Bridge and Victoria stations,
run every nve minutes, were packed to
the utmost with the usual crowd of
racegoers, augmented by many people
who nad never before ventured to Ep
som, but who went there in order to see
Rosebery win the third event." ,
the schoolboy's prophecy.
The destiny which Lord Roseberv
prophesied out for himself when at col
lege was fulfilled. He married the rich
est girl in England. Hannah de Roths
child ; he is Prime Minister of England,
and ne has won the Uerby with his colt
Ladas, the winner of the 2,000 guineas
and the winner of the Newmarket stake
President Dole Outlines the Work for
the Constitutional Convention,
Honolulu. The Constitutional Con
vention met May 30. The ceremonies
were very brief, consisting mainly of an
address by President Dole outlining very
fully the work it has to do and stating
clearly the 'reasons which had impelled
a change of plans by the President and
Advisory Council from annexation to the
United States to the creation of an in
dependent Republic. He gave utterance
also to this significant expression : . "Al
though the 'establishment of a funda
mental law which shall as far as possible
provide for the safe and permanent ad
ministration of affairs upon the princi
ples of a.republican form of government
will be the paramount object of your
deliberations, the original purpose of the
provisional government to negotiate a
treaty of political union with the great
and friendly nation that lies nearest to
us must, I respectfully submit, be as
fully recognized by you as a vital policy
of the new Republic as it has been of
the provisional government."
Ezeta Has Fled to Panama.
La Libertad. Ezeta's flight from the
country is not yet known to his forces,
which are now massed near San Salva
dor. ! La Libertad is practically in con
trol of the American sailors, who were
landed from the gunboat Bennington to
protect the American Consulate and
American interests. Ezeta arrived here
the other day, and with ten companions
immediately went aboard the steamer
Valyria and. sailed for Panama.
. To Colonize Jews.
St. Petersburg. The Ministers of
the Interior and of Husbandry have ad
vanced a scheme to organize a Jewish
colony in South Africa. It is proposed
to organize a distinctly Jewish colony, in
which all the Jewish farmers ' now scat
tered over South Russia are to be focused.
Grants of land and agricultural imple
ments are to be given them.
A NOVEL VOYAGE.
A Party of Americans to Circumnavigate
the Globe In Search of Curiosities.
A novel stock company has been incor
porated under the laws of Illinois for tho
purpose of buying a vessel in which to
make a three years' tour around the world,
with tho object of collecting curiosities fov
stocking a floating museum to bo estab
lished on the great lakes. Dr. W. C. Ran
som, a wealthy medical practioner of South
Haven, Mich., is tho originator of the proj
ect and has had it under consideration f oi
a number of years. Ho has spent 15 years
traveling over tho world and is a practical
navigator quite competent for tho offlco of
chief navigator of tho expedition, which
he will fill.
The vessel in which this unique expedi
tion will sail has already been purchased
and is now being handsomely fitted up in
Chicago. She is a stanch three masted
schooner of adequate capacity, and when
refitted will possess every convenience de
sirable for the purposes of tho voyagers.
Among the party will be a professional bot-v
anist, a geologist and a taxidermist, bo
sides photographers, sketchers and several
college graduates and teachers who wiU
act as assistants in collecting and classify
ing specimens. ; 1
Several ladies will accompany the expo
dition, among them Miss Virginia Bald
Win of St. Paul, who will act as 6peckJ
MISS VIRGINIA BALDWIN.
correspondent and compilo tho book of tho
voyage. Each member of tho party must
be a shareholder to the amount of at least
$500 and not to exceed $2,000, so that all
will have a vivid interest in tho success of
the expedition aside from a mere personal
contribution to the expenses of the voy
The vessel is expected to. leave South
Haven on July 4, sailing through tho lakos
and down the St. Lawrence to tho Atlan
tic, where it will be headed direct for Nor
way and Sweden, going as far east as Si :
Petersburg, and returning by the southern
shore of tho Baltic to visit tho British isles.
Thence the party will cruise along the
coasts of France, Spain and Portugal, stop
ping to visit the principal cities and other
points of interest and entering tho Medi
terranean through tho strait of Gibraltar.
All important points on both shores of the
Mediterranean, Black and Red seas will
be visited and side journeys made to Pales- .
tine and up the Nile.
After passing the Suez canal tho vessel
will cruise down along tho east coast of
Africa and then over to Australia and
among the South Sea islands, up to India,
China and Japan, whence they will sail
north to Alaska and thence down along
the western coast of America, around Cape
Horn and home, visiting the Amazon, the
West Indies and the gulf of Mexico on the
One of the pleasantest of friendships fs
that between a young and a middle aged
woman. (There are no old women nowa
days.) If the two women are of exactly tho
right sort the friendship is almost an ideal
one. There can oe no jealousy, -i ne euier
woman is too old to be envious of tlia
younger, either of her loves or her com-'
nanionship. The younger feels the superi
ority of her youth too keenly to care for
the regard cherished by the older tor her
contemporaries. But each possesses a
charm to which the other returns with
never ceasing delight.
The older friend smiles over, but rejoices
in the freshness and ardor, the eager an
ticipations and daring impetuosity of her
companion. She speaks no word of dis
couragement. It is beautiful, this demand
ing youth, this splendid audacity, to which
all earthly achievements are possible. It
Is the highest earthly wisdom to recognize :
that all this enthusiasm is needed for the
lessons which divine wisdom shall teach.
And the younger woman, pouring out
her hopes and expectations, her passionate
longings and wistful imaginings,; feels
strongly the mellow graciousness which '
experience has brought. Dimly she won
ders at the content that is always the most
puzzling to the youthful heart. Content
ment should only be found upon mountain
peaks, she thinks. Harper's Bazar.
'Women and DreBS Literature.
Men should comprehend that women :
read descriptions of dress just as men
read the city articles not for fun, but for
business purposes. No woman finds It
particularly amusing to read about styles
and stuffs, but it is intensely interesting
because it is imperatively necessary when
she is going to have a new frock or bonnet
herself. John Stuart Mill remarked that
the amount of observation and reflection
that a lady had to bestow on having her own
and her children's costume all that it
should be might suffice, if otherwise ap
plied, to produce really great results.
This is quite true; and sad enough it is.
when you look at the matter from the
serious standpoint that we should have to
waste our time so utterly. But from the
practical, worldly point of view, to con-'
sider costumes is by no means a waste of
time. . Until we wear a uniform, every
woman who wants to hold her own social
ly (and to do this is the main duty for the
average woman) must, give tnougnt to
make her various costumes suit her per
son, agree with her purse and march with
the fashion. For these ends descriptions
of dresses and hints on style are eagerly
read by women. Mrs. Fenwick Miller.