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LIVESTOCK IN CITIES
A special Enumeration of Domtl
Animal Hot Found on Frrc
In the coming census a special enu
meration will be made of the number
and value ot livestock not found on
farms and ranges. The preparation
in the census ofiice of this supplement'
ary schedule, calls to mind the enorm
ous importance of the livestock inter
ests of the country.
Statistics of liventock heretofore have
been very incomplete, because no
enumeration is made in cities and vil
lages. We obtain leliable estimates of
the stock on farms and ranges, but the
horses and other animals in street-car,
express, livery and otherrjity stables
go uncounted. This defect has made
trustworthy calculations about the
sources of future supply and the prob
able increase of cfittle and sheep, whol
The agricultural department makii
estimates of he live stock of the coun
try, but tese are also confined to stock
on the-arms and ranges. Moreover
their count, is made at a time of the
,$0r-January at which there are but
lv,w Tnnnu animals on hand. The cen
sus enumeration will refer to June 1,
and in consequence will include most
of the young born in 1900. The ani
mals will be classified by ages, and the
result of the June enumeration will be
as representative a picture of the stock
of the country as can be secured.
The flold King.
The Gold King Mining & Milling
Company, of Seattle, is a newly incor
porated organization which the incor
porators and stockholders are confident
of bringing to the front during the
com inn season. These properties are
located in the very heart of the Index
mining district, adjoining the Copper
Vault, npon which the important
strike was made' a short time since.
Active work is soon to be commenced
npon these properties with the idea of
bringing them to a producing basis as
rapidly as possible.
I Monte Chrl.to Mining.
Perhaps tb,e greatest revival in min
ing and milling which Western Wash
ington has experiecned in many years
is soon to be inaugurated in the justly
famous Monte Cristo mining district.
By June 15 trains will be running to
Monte Cristo and the many valuable
properties which were forced to sus
pend operation after transportation was
Bhut off by reason of the washout of the
E. & M. C. railroad will again resume
active work with an increased force of
Index Waking Up.
Considerable activity is manliest in
mining oiroles at Index, Wash. Sup
plies are coming in daily for the various
mining properties; new developments
are in progress, while workings that
were closed on account of the approach
of winter last year are starting op
again, or preparing to start. Many a
cubin, throughout the various camps,
that has presented a deserted and lone
some appearance for four months past
now exhibits signs of life; smoke is
issuing from the pipe in the roof; a dog
sits at one entrance; some one is chop
ping wood nearby or repairing or en
larging the log structure. A new tent
show on some hitherto untenanted hill
side, while a curl of blue smoke aris
ing from the vicinity betrays the pres
ence of a camp fire. Tiny specks of
light can be distinguished again in the
hills on either hand as one travels over
the Skykomish valley trail by night;
the tide of travel is increasing, while
pack animals are again in demand; in
fact, everything tells of the return ol
spring in this growing copper camp.
1 ' Ttorthweit Notes.
Many new orchards are being set in
the Kittitas valley this spring.
A French draft horse, valued at
$3,000, died last week at Tule lake,
Or., o( colio.
R. G. Robinson, a Wheeler county,
Or., stockman, has sold CO 2-yeai-old
steers at $28 per head.
W. II. Mascall, a Grant county
sheepman, is reported to have suffered
the loss of 500 head from poison.
Wheat is already heading in the Walla
Walla valley, with every promise for
the biggest crop ever harvested there.
Seveial papers of the state not only
urge voters to register, but ask their
subscribers to "see that your neighbors
San Juan county, Wash., has paid all
, its expenses and has a balance of
$496.68 lu the treasury as a ooutingeut
Wenatchee valley has been'visited by
heavy frosts the past few nights, great
ly to the disappointment of the gar
deners. The infant child of Mr. and Mrs.
Ullery, of Wenatchee, Wash,, was
fatally hurt by being stepped on by a
horse a few days ago.
Modford, Or., boasts the establish
ment of a cigar factory,. It employs
young women, and expects them to
turn out 20,000 cigars weekly.
The projoot of supplying electric
power and light at Cheney from Spok
ane Falls, 16 miles away, is under con
sideration by the proprietors of the
The cost to Spokane county of pun
Ishing George Webster for the murder
jf Mrs. Aspland was $3,139.20. This
included $438 for three years' board in
the county jail, and $896.90 for exe
Herbert Shaw, of the government fish
hatchery at Baker lake, Wash., says
the hatchery has already turned out
12,000,000 soekeye salmon fry, and
about 6,000,000 will be liberated before
the season is over. About 60,000 steel
head trout will also be hatched.
It is reported that there is an organ
ized movement back of the steady im
migration to Washington from British
Columbia of Japanese pauper laborers.
For volution of the pauper alien law,
81 in all have been arrested. The last
four of these were taken off the steamer
George E. Starr.
Jacob Wortman, ot McMinnville,
Or., ran steamboats between Oregon
City and Corral lis from 1857 to 1865,
among them being the Oregon, Elk,
Onward and Surprise, the fare being
$30. Last week he made his first trip
fver the route iu 35 ears. -
WEEKLY TRADE REVIEWS.
appearance of Irregularity In the Gen
TCrartntrfieta' savs: Backward spring
weather conditions have figured con
siderably in diertibutive trade reports
this week, and in connection with
some weakness in prices of leading
stocks have imparted an appeaiance of
irregularity to the general situation.
Another of those downward swings
in the prices of agricultural staples is
exhibited this week in slightly lowered
prices for the cereals, partly because
of the bearish sentiment of immediate
an nnlifis and rjartlv because of the bet
ter than expected government crop re
port, which is taken to indicate a pos
sible winter-wheat yield in excess of
Corn and oats have sympathized with
the reaction in pork products, which
reaction, however, has not been uni
versal, as shown by the fact that lard
is at the highest point reached on the
Evidences accumulate that active
missionary work in favor of lower
prices for iron and steel is at last bear
The strength of raw sugar is a reflec
tion chiefly of the fact that a consider
able shortage is looked for in the sup
plies of cane sugar, not only in Cuba,
but In the far East.
A slight upward swing in cotton is
to be noted this week, and Southern
mills have advanced prices. On the
nthnr hand, while the mills are active
on old orders, new business is reported
of smaller volume.
Wheat, inluding flour, shipments lor
the week aggregate 2,806,653 bushels,
against 8,836,936 bushels last week.
Business failures for the week num
ber 152, as compared with 182 in the
United States last week.
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
Onions, new, $3.254.00 per sack,
Lettuce, hot house, 45c per doz.
Potatoes, new, $17 18.
Beets, per sack, 75 85c.
Turnips, per sack, 60c.
Carrots, per sack, 75c.
Parsnips, per sack, 7585c.
Cauliflower, 8590o per dozen.
Cabbage, native and California,
$1.00(81.25 per 100 pounds.
Apples, $1.25 1.50 per box.
Prunes, 60o per box.
Butter Creamery. 22o per pound;
dairy, 1722o; ranch, 17o per pound.
Eggs 15 16o.
Cheese Native, 15o.
Poultry 13 14c; dressed, 1415c;
Hav Pueet Sound timothy, if-13.00;
choice Eastern Washington timothy,
Corn Whole, $23.00; cracked, 33;
feed meal, $23.
Barley Kolled or ground, per ton,
Flour ratent, per barrel, $3.25;
blended straights. $3.00; California,
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $6.00; gra
ham, per barrel, $3.00; whole wheat
flour, $3.00; rye flour, $3.804.00.
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $13.00:
shorts, per ton, $14.00.
Feed Chopped feed, $19.00 per ton;
middlings, per ton, $20; oil cake meal,
Der ton. $30.00.
Fresh Meats Choice dressed beef
steers, 78c; cows, 7c; mutton 8c;
pork, 8c; trimmed, 9c; veal, 8J4
Hams Large, 18c; small, 13H;
breakfast bacon, 124c; dry salt sides,
' Portland Market.
Whnut Walla Walla. 54(3550:
Valley, 64c; Bluestom, 57o per bushel.
Flour Best grades, sfd.uu; granain,
fta.fiO: snnerfine. $2.10 Der barrel. -
Oats Choice white, 8586o; choice
gray, 84o per bushel.'
Barley Feed barley, $1414.50;
brewing, $17.00 17.50 per ton.
lUillHt,ntrn lsran. itil 3 rjer ton: mid
dlings, $19; shorts, $15; chop, $14 per
Ilav Timothy. $9 10: olover. $7
1 Kfl! Ornirnn wild hav. $6(37 rjerton.
Butter fancy creamery, 4U($4dc;
seconds. 45o; dairy, 8037c;
Eggs 12o per dozen.
Cheese Oregon full cream. 13c:
Toung Amerioa, 14c; new cheese lOo
per pound. .
roultrv Chickens, mixed. $3.50
4.50 per dozen; hens, $5.00; springs,
$3.60o.oo; geese, fti.outgtj.uu ioroiu;
$4.508.60; ducks, $5.606.00 per
dozen; turkeys, live, 10llo per
Potatoes 80 50o per sack; sweets,
32jo per pound.
Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, 75o;
per sack; garlio, 7o per pound; cab
bage, VAo per pound; parsnips, 76;
onions, $3.503.00; carrots, 60o.
Hops 8 8o per pound
Wool Valley, 16 18o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 1015o; mohair, 27
80o per pound.
Mutton Tjross best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 4 ,'40; dressed mutton, 7
7 Js'o per pound; lambs $2.50 each.
Hogs Gross, choice $levy, $5.00;
light and feeders J1 $i.5Q;.V dressed,
$5.00 6.60 per 100 pounds t I -
Beef Gross, top steersj Jf4?00
cows, $3.604.00; fdifessed beef '
7?40 per pound. .'!
Veal Large, 6 )i 7 h of jmall j
8.Sio per. pound. f f
Tallow 5$5c; No. a anj
J 4o per pound. ...
Ban Franoiteo Market,.
Wool Spring Nevada', 13 It
pound; Eastern Oregon, 12 16cj
ley, 2022c; Northern, 1012c,
Hops 1899 crop, ll18oJ
Butter Fancy creamery
do seconds, 1616sio; fancy,
16o; do seconds," 13 15o per,
Eggs Store, 14c; . fancy ?
Millstuffs Middlings, $17.
10.00; bran, $12.50 13.60. !
Hay Wheat $6.50 9.50; who
oat $6.009.00; best barley f
T.00; alfalfa, $5.00 6.60 pei
straw, 2540o per bale. .1
Potatoes Early Rose, 60j3 754
gon Burbanks, 60oji$LQ0r rivej
banks, 4070o; c Saliaaar JBuj
80c 1.10 per sacje. 7 v
' Citrus rYuit Oraiipw,; Valencia,
$3.53.25; Mexican-Urn, $4.00
6.00; California tern'ons 76 $1.60;
do choice $l.75(3t0 per.boV.' $
Tropical IuifJtonanaa, $150
J. 60 per bunok . pineapples,' . nom
inal; Persian dates, 6SJjo per
THE POLITICAL WORLD.
Two Stat Contention In I'ortland the
Portland. April 13. The Oregon
mtn Rennblican convention met in
Portland and nominated the following
For Supreme Judge Charles E.
Wolverton, of Linn.
For Food and Dairy Commissioner
J. W. Bailey of Multnomah.
Presidential Electors Tilmon Ford,
of Marion; J. C. Fullerton, of Douglas;
O. F. Paxton, of Multnomah; w. J.
Furnish, of Umatilla.
Delegates to the National Convention
at Philadelphia Henry E. Ankeny, of
Jackson; John D. Daly, of Benton;
Wallace McCamant, of Multnomah;
II. L. Kuck, of Wasco.
Alternates Lewis Simnson. of Coos:
Wallis Nash, of Lincoln; John W.
Knowles, of Union; II. L. Holgate, of
The Republican Platform.
The Republicans of Oregon, in con
vention assembled reaffirm their belief
in and loyalty to the gold standard
We commend the Republican congress
for its recent legislation making the
gold standard a part of the statutory
law of the land.
We heartily endorse the policy of the
administration, and particularly in se
curing the Philippine islands, and we
demand that they shall be , retained as
We indorse the policy of the admin
istration in supressing the insurrection
in the Philippines headed by Agui
We regard trade with the Orient as
one of the great sources of our national
wealth in the future, and an open door
iu China is an important aid to the
growth of our trade in the Orient.
We point with pride to the legisla
tion adopted by the last legislature.
It abolished the railroad commission.
It reduced the legal rate of interest to
6 per cent. It enacted a registration
law for the protection of the purity of
We favor an amendment of the con
stitution of the United States so as to
provide for the election of United States
senators by direct vote of the people.
We are in favor of the immediate
construction of a canal between the At
lantic and the Pacific at the Isthmus of
We urge the immediate passage of
the bill now pending in congress to
pension Indian war veterans, and we
pledge the support of the Oregon dele
gation in congress to the same.
We heartily indorse the administra
tion of Governor Geer, and the state
officials of Oregon, as economical, wise
and creditable to the state.
Portland, April 18. Oregon Demo
crats in convention assembled nomi
nated the following delegates to the na
tiouul convention at Kansas City:
J. II. Raley, of Pendleton; J. O,
Boothe, of Josephine; M. A. Miller, of
Lebanon; A. S. Bennett, of The Dalles;
Dr. John Welch, of Portland; R. M.
Veatoh, of Cottage Grove; Charles
Nickell, of Jacksonville; N. A. Peary,
Alternates J., D. McKinnon, of La
Grande; A. J. Knott, of I'ortland; N
F. Butcher, of Baker City; Jefferson
Myers, of Salem; II. Taylor Hill, of
Crook county; Dan J. Fry, of Salem;
Charles N. Wait, of Canby; E. E,
Wilson, of Corvallis.
The Democratic Platform.
We, the Democrats of Oregon, in
convention assembled, do hereby rear
firm and endorse, in whole and in part,
in letter and in spirit, the platform
adopted by the Democratic convention
held in Chicago in 1890.
We favor amendments to the federal
constitution, specially authorizing an
income tax and providing for the elec'
tion of United States sentaors by a di'
rect vote of the people.
We oppose government by injunction
and tho blacklist, and favor arbitra
tion as a means of settling disputes be'
tween corporations and their employes,
We reaffirm our former declaration
in favor of the initiative and referen
We favor an immediate declaration
of the nation's purpose to give to the
Filipinos, first, a stable form of govern
ment; second, independence, and third,
protection from outside interference
We oppose militarism. It imposes
npon the people an unnecessary burden,
and a constant menace.
;We sympathize with the Boer repub
lics ofouth Africa, in their noble and
brave"struggle for liberty and national
We condemn the present Republican
congress for obeying the demand of the
trusts for a tariff upon goods imported
to Puerto Rico.
We demand that articles controlled
by trusts be placed on the free lists.
We condemn the present financial
legislation of congress of the United
States as tending to the establishment
of a money trust subversive of the lib
erties and rights of the American peo
We favor the immediate construc
tion , ownership and fortification of the
. TTHrl States,
ulU of Red Brick.
Philadelphia, Baltimore and -ingtouare
red brick, vcities, r
being the Jimlominating bfliidi.
terial. In Washington the s
is relieved by the granite public
ins and marble business, struck
... ( ;
GREAT COBRA TRICK.
WONDERFUL FEATS PERFORMED
BY FAKIRS OF INDIA.
Common Street Performer Do Tricks
in Broad Day that Are Not Equaled
by American or Enropean Preatidigl
tatora with Aid of Stage Devices.
The nuestlon of how the fakirs of
India perform their wonderful tricks Is
a matter that hag for centuries Inter
ested scientists, and the best explana
tion that has yet been offered of tne
matter is that it is done by hypnotic
power; that is, that the fakirs simply
hypnotize the entire audience and
make them think that they saw trees
grow out of the ground in a second.
Libraries have been written on the bud-
Ject In his book Just Issued, entitled
Quaint Corners of Ancient Empires,
Michael Meyers Shoemaker, of this
city, deals in an interesting manner
with the Indian fakirs. Mr. Sboemaner
Is known as a traveler and litterateur,
and his book is attracting quite a good
deal of attention. In writing about the
fakirs he says: "The statement has
been made by such prestidigitators as
Herrmann and Kellar that they naa
never seen any tricks by these men of
India which they could not explain.
Be that as It may, these common street
magicians do some.very clever things.
"Certainly the performance before
the Grand Hotel, Colombo, this morn
ing, under the blazing sunlight, and not
three feet from the looker-on, was re
markable. As to the mangoe tree trick,
there appeared a strong resemblance
between a tree grown yesterday and
the one produced this morning. But It
was in the other performances that the
observers were most Interested. In
one Instance the fakir took a small Jar
of metal and handed it around to show
that it was empty. Then, placing a
copper coin between his teeth, he began
to blow and smoke soon Issued from
his mouth and nostrils; the Jar, which
was held aloft all the time, was found
tilled with water, which commenced to
boil furiously. Tasslng it aside, he
opened his mouth and ejected Jets of
living flame. Indeed, the whole cavity
of the throat appeared to be filled with
fire, which Ignited anything with which
It came In contact. WTe all saw the
empty Jar, the filled Jar, the boiling
water and the fire, but the fire never
approached the Jar.
"Another trick consisted In causing a
dad and dried cobra to come to life
or so It appeared. The snake is usual
ly kept in a small, round flat basket,
with a closely fitting cover. This we
Baw was empty, and Into It the fakir
laid the flat, dried skin of a dead ser
pent. 'Tlaclng It not three feet from oui
circle and in the brilliant light of the
southern sun he covered the basket
with Its lid and then made the usual
asses with the Inevitable cloth, about
a yard square, which he held by two
corners to show that it contained noth
ing. "His costume consisted of one gar
nent of the shirt order, the sleeves of
which were tucked up at the shoulders,
tffordlng, It would seem, scant oppor
tunity to hide anything; yet when after
& few waves of the cloth he removed
he lid of the basket the dead snake
ras gone, and in its place rose the ma
jestic head and neck of one of the
largest of cobras.
"It must be remembered that when
we see such work in Fngland or Amer
ica It is done at a distance and on the
tage with all the assistance of stage
lights and shadows, but In this case we
were out In the plain air, and near
enough for the serpent to have stung
"The last trick consisted of a display
of apparently wonderful strength. A
boy of 10 years of age was tied up in a
large scarf with its ends attached to
two strong cords. At the ends of these
cords were hollow brass cups abont the
size of an acorn. The fakir, raising the
upper lid of each of his eyes, inserted
these cups thereunder, and with the
hollow side next to the eyeball, after
which he pulled the eyelids well down.
Then, with hands on hips and head well
back, he arose to his full height, lifting
the boy a foot and more off the ground
und swinging him from side to side, the
untire weight, of course, falling upon
the brass cups. It seemed a marvel
that the eyeballs were not destroyed.
Perhaps those who understand these
matters can explain all that was done,
but certainly no magicians on our stage
have accomplished similar feats, and
yet these men are but common street
performers." Cincl nnati Enquirer.
AN UNTIMELY INVENTORY.
She Did Not Tell Him What Wai
Many must have noticed them the
night they attended the theater, says
the Detroit Free Press. She was tall
and had the air of a patrician. Her
luxuriant gray hair was cunningly
wrought into a crown of waving sliver
that seemed a part of her artistic attire.
Her eyes were blue and her complex
ion to be envied by youth. Lines about
her mouth showed that life had not
been all calm, yet the serenity of her
smile had a charm that one waited for.
Even with her white hair she looked
young young enough to be the sym
pathetic comrade of the tall, loose-Jointed
boy that accompanied her. He had
grown too fast, but her features were
his, and it took nooccult power to
know that he will be a big, handsome,
manly man. 4 i
As he sat down hF swung one foot
over the other, and ft took room. The
lady on his right hastily adjusted her
clothing, and the mother on the left
sent a twisted "ouch" toward his near
est ear. , :V
"See here, old man," she began, Just
as a chum of Ills own would do. "I'll
have to get you a box unless you re-
fcniii title to one
ireful, t tres-
-Tour hair's fine and your dress lults
fits perfectly. It's stunnlDg, Tom." '
Then she stopped, as If struck dumb,
looKea xne oiner way auu gmucu w
trol of her face. During the last act
. ... .. M iyn.
be put one of his restless bands to bis ,
throat. ' I
"Heavens! mater, neither necktie nor
collar. I'll wait in the foyer," and he
bolted without hearing her protests, or
regarding the feelings of those between
him and the aisle.
PREPARING FOR EMERGENCIES.
Why the Kentucky Woman Negotiated
for a Mourning Gown.
"I've been making a trip through
Kentucky," said the deputy marshal,
"and I overheard a conversation in a
country store one day that amused me
not a little and at the same time show
ed how the sense of 'honor' prevails
among all classes In that chivalrous
though anti-modern State. I had stop
ped at a crossroads store to get a bit ot
crackers and cheese for lunch and while
eating It off a keg of nails two women
came in. They were, as the clerk In
formed me later, sisters and had mar
ried respectively Thomas Culler and
James Ulgglns, local farmers among
the foothills. After the usual saluta
tions the elder of the women asked to
see some dress goods.
' 'What kind?' Inquired the clerk.
" 'Black caliker,' said Mrs. Culler.
"The clerk threw down three pieces
on the counter.
" 'What's the price 7 asked Mrs. Hig
glns. " 'Eight, 10 and 12 cents.
" 'I ain't shore we want It,' said Mrs.
C, 'and I don't want to buy it now, but
will you save fifteen yards of It for
four or five days or p'raps a week?
" 'I'm afraid we couldn't do that,' de
murred the clerk. 'We are pretty sure
to have it any time you want It.'
"'Well, we don't want to take no
more resk than we can help, explained
Mrs. Culler. 'You see, Jim called Tom
a liar this morula' In the cornfield and
one of us Is purty shore to be needln' a
black dress before the week's out. I
used to keep a black dress pattern in
the house so's to have it handy, but
things has been so peaceable for the
last four or five years I plumb got out
of the way of It. Of course If you can't
keep It you can't, but I hope to goodness
you won't git out before sis or me
knows which one of us has got to git a
"At last accounts neither Mrs. Culler
nor Mrs. Higgins was In mourning and
I fancy their respective husbands had
sunk their differences In the pictur
esque and perturbed politics of the
State." Washington Star.
What Is known to geographers as the
Cordilleras de los Andes Is the longest
and the highest range of mountains In
the world. It extends from Terra del
Fuego to the Isthmus of Panama, and
although some of the peaks of the
Himalayas are higher they are not as
The twentieth century will commence
Jan. 1, 1901. It will open on Tuesday
and close on Sunday. It will have the
greatest number of leap years possible
twenty-four. The year 1904 will be
the first one, then every fourth year
after that, to and including the year
2000. February will have three times
five Sundays in 1920, 1948 and 1976.
Under the name of "magnallum," Dr,
L. Mach has produced alloys of alum
inum and magnesium which, while
considerably lighter than pure alum
lnum,.are harder than that metal and
better suited, it Is asserted, for work'
ing. With 15 per cent of magnesium,
the alloy is said to resemble brass in
the readiness with which it submits to
the operations of turning, boring and
cutting. By increasing the magnesium
to 25 per cent, an alloy resembling
bronze Is produced, but the color Is sil
The manner In which the United
States cruiser Atlanta has been recon
structed shows how thoroughly the les
sons concerning the danger that lurks
In woodwork on warships, which were
taught by the battles of Manila and
Santiago, have been heeded. In place
of the former wooden bulkheads in the
Atlanta, corrugated metal is now seen,
The wooden panels of the ceilings and
walls have given place to asbestos and
non-inflammable paint Wood is rig
Idly excluded, even in the shape of
furniture, and desks, chairs, bunks and
frames are all composed of metal...
The American Museum of Natural
History has recently acquired a very
complete skeleton of a mosasaur from
Kansas, the study of which has led Dr.
H. F. Osborn to the conclusion that
these gigantic animals are a very
ancient marine offshoot of the order of
the lacertilia or lizards, and that they
constitute a distinct subdivision of that
order. This particular specimen is
called the ram-nosed tylosur, and a
careful restoration, showing its prob
able appearance in life, has been made
by Charles Knight It was a very pow
erful swimmer when it dwelt In the
ancient sea that covered Kansas. It
was about 29 feet long.
The revelations at Professor Milne's
observatory on the Isle of Wight of the
manner In which earthquakes send
their impulses thousands of miles
through the frame of the globe are a
source of ceaseless wonder. In Sep
tember last Frofessor Milne's instru
ments detected remarkable tremblings
of the earth on the 3d, 10th, 17th, 20th,
and 23d. Since then he has traced the
origin of the shakings on the first three
days named to Alaska, n the 20th to
Asia Minor and on the 23d to Japan!
But every earthquake does not thus
set the gloDe In a tremble, for thu
shocks at Darjeellng, in India, on Sep
tember 25 and 26 were not felt at the
Isle of Wight the reason being. Profes
sor Milne thinks, because those r bocks
were due to local landslips. .
. Skin Pores. ' ; "
From microscopic obserfatkns it has
been computed that the skin is per
forated with a thousand o9 In a
square inch. If the whole surface of
the human body txs estimated at six
teen square feet' it must -contain no
fewer than 2,504,000 pore ; ,
gTTPPOSJjJ WE SMJLLlli.
HUMOROUS PARAGRAPHS FROM
THE COMIC PAPERS.
Pleasant Incidents Occurring ts
World Orsr-Bay Ings that Ars Cheer
ful to Old or Yonna Funny Selec
tion that UTsrybody Will Enjoy.
Brown-Yes, Jones married a rich
wife, but be leads a dog's life.
Smith Is that so?
Brown-Yes; he doesn't do a blessed
thing but lay around the house and go
out for an airing between meals.
A Rude Bird.
"When Delia's young man calls she
has to put her parrot out of the room."
"Oh, her father taught It to screech,
Time t6 go,' whenever the clock
Saw Iots of It There.
The American You have no Idea of
the immense wealth of this country un
til you've traveled over it.
The Foreigner Oh, yes, 1 nave. 1 ve
lived in Europe. Life.
Mistress Why did you leave your
Bridget Yer very Inquisitive, mum,
I nlver axed ye why yer last cook left,
Not by a Long- Shot.
"We may be farmers." said the Boer
general, as he ordered two more bat
teries to begin operations, "but that's
not admitting we don't know anything
about the shell game." ruck.
Gettins at the Facta.
Wife (after the honeymoon) Why
did you deceive me about your Income?
Husband I didn't, my dear.
Wife Yes, you did. You told me yon
were getting ?50 a week when you
asked me to marry you.
Husband You evidently misunder
stood me. I said my position was worth
$50 and so It Is but for some reason
best known to the boss he gives me
Not Her Fault.
"Is this the cracked wheat Jane?"
"I dun' know, mum; I ain't looked at
It or teched it, an' if It's cracked, it wuz
cracked afore I come here." Chicago
' "What is it Dorothy?"
"Did you give me that parlor iamp
last Christmas, or did I give it to you?"
McJigger So he's married again.
Married a widow.
Thingumbob Yes, with six children,
ranging from 2 to 14 years. When they
line up they're regular steps.
McJigger Naturally; they're hisstep
children. Philadelphia Press.
The Voice of Experience.
Bronson On what grounds do you
suppose that college professor bases
his statement that 10 per cent, of mar
riages are unhappy?
Henry Peck He probably spends 90
per cent, of his time at home. Phila
delphia North American.
A Modest Request.
Hewitt My money Is my best friend,
Jewett Well, the best of friends must
part; lend me five, will you? Harper's
"Now, Julius, when yo' see a rabbit's
tracks leadin' Inter a holler log, what's
"Boy, hain't yo' got no sense In yo'r
head? Dar's de tracks, an' dar's de
holler log, an' de conclushun am "
"De conclushun am a ba'r, pop!"
Palmist Your hand shows me that
you have had a fight this morning.
Visitor You could tell it quicker by
the other fellow's eye. Baltimore
"That's an awfully heavy cane."
"Yes. I call It my Don't Worry club
"Because If I "hit anybody on the
head with it he doesn't worry
more." Chicago Tribune.
Waggs Where were you last night?
Jaggs Out pursuing happiness.
Waggs And did you catch it?
Jaggs You bet I caught it-when
Inquiring Tourist-Tell me, " what
were your sensations while you were
crouching in your cyclone cellar with
the terrible tornado raging Just above
Kansas Farmer-Wa-aL I reckon it's
safe to say I felt sorter under the
Fixing: the Blame.
Wiggles (looking over a manuscript)
-Great heavens. Waggles, why didn't
you learn to spell?
Waggles Learn to spell? What's the
matter with my spelling? I know how
to spell all right The dictionary fel
low ought to de some learning. Som
In Memory Of.
"What do you call your
home, Mrs. Fltz Jackson?
"I don't see any orchard in this r
"No; there was one peach behind t
cottage, but it died." Indianapd
Likely to Be an Acquisition, i
"Who are these new people that i
moving into the house next doorV"
"I don't know, but I am sure we st
get along splendidly with them. Tfc
have Just unloaded a wheelbarrow a
a lawn mower." Chicago Tribune. :
'De Smlthers says he is the archil
of his own fortune." ;
'Yes, but It's probably lucky for I.
that the building Inspector didn't L
pen around while he was making It.
A Man of Brains. '
Mrs. D'Avnoo (Indignantly) Wt
Move out of the city and live In f
suburbs? Indeed I won't so there!:
Mr. D'Avnoo (who wants to e
mize) My dear, a pretty woman I
you never looks so charming as wf
sitting in a phaeton at a suburban r
way station waiting for her husbain
She went New York Weekly. J
Craftiness of Man.
"Thea," and her eyes sought the I
embers of the oak block, "you are ?
kind as a husband should be. V.
n-never give me any Jewels." (
"Jewels!" and his basso voice seer
to come from his heart. "You ask
Jewels? Any one with diamond ef
ruby Hps and teeth of pearl ask j?
Jewels? Why, the rarest gold co
buy would only be superfluous?" I
Then for the first time in days
Facts In the Case.
Smiles I'm glad I wasn't Sl
Giles Why are you?
Smiles Because 1 should be d
Giles-Yes, that's true and Sh
peare would be forgotten.
Where Lamb Gambol.
"Have you ever seen 'Borneo
Juliet?'" mquired the Throop str
"No," responded the red-vested yoi
"but I have seen Borneo to my sorro
And his empty pockets showed t
Romeo bad seen him-. I
Forewarned 7a Forearmed.
Going to the Paris exposition 11
"Good. So am I. I hope I Shall i
you often." ,
"I hope you will, Varnum."
"We ought to begin saving moneys
It, oughtn't we?" I
"Yes. That is, you ought I am
Ing to run an American board
house." Philadelphia Times.
"Billy, I'll take In de Paris exposU;
show only on one condition." f
"What's dat Sandy?" f
"Dat dey cut out de 'Palace of Ina
try.' " I
His Private Opinion. f
"My dear," said Mrs. Jorgson, asfc
close'd the book she had been readi
"do you know what is the most curi
thing in the world?" jjf
"Of course I do," replied the brt
half or the combination. "The m
curious thing in the world is a won.
that isn't curious."
She Summer is my favorite seas
It's so delightful to sit under the ti
and listen to the concert by nata
He (enthusiastically) Isn't I
though? And It doesn't cost a
"You must think I'm a fool,"
claimed the angry husband.
"I would never have ventured to
60," replied his better half, "but
that you have mentioned it, I am
prepared to deny it"
On Listening; Terms.
"Are you on speaking terms with J
No, merely on listening terms."!
No Grounds for Argument.
"What Is life?" asked the profe
of the class in moral ethics.
"The absence of death," replies
youthful philosopher. I
And the professor let it go at tbatf
An Author in Embryo.
The art of writing a short story n.
seem to be easy to many people, f
they never realize its dlfliculty i
they try. In a Southern school
teacher, as an educational experifflf
assigned each pupil the task of writ
an original story. I
On the day when the stories
read a bright little towhead arose
started in as follows:
"On the green slope of a mountj
stood a first-class Jersey cow,
"That's won't do, Johnnie," Ir
rupted the teacher, "you are one
short" ' I
"No, I ain't" replied the future I
thor. "You don't wait to get my P;
which is that a railroad train cut
one leg, and the owner of the cow J
three thousand dollars damages, '
moved his whole family to Pa
time for the Exposition, where the
will be married to rich Frenchmen j
die happy ever afterward!"
The average man has more m
back of him than he can see abe
hla, . " !