The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, May 18, 1900, Image 4

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Commercial and Financial Happening's
of Interest la the- Growing
Western State.
Bounty for Seal 8alpt.
Chairman Kendall, of the fisheries
committee of the Aitorift Progressive
Commercial Association, if circulating
i petition among the canners and those
most directly interested for subscrip
tiona for a fund to be used in paying a
bounty of $1 each for seal scalp and
2.50 each for sea lion scalps. The
fond is to be placed in the ban is of the
secretary of the association and war
rants drawn against it by the fish com
missioner. This eubecription list is
the result of an effort being made by
the association to exterminate one of
the greatest enemies to the fishing in
dustry. It is claimed that a sea lion
will devour four salmon every 24
hours, and as there are at least 2,500 of
these animals hovering about the mouth
of the river, 10,000 fieh or 4,000 cases,
representing about f 13,360, are being
destroyed each day. The intention of
the association is to have the law
amended so as to set aside a portion of
the license money for paying this
bounty, but this cannot be done until
the next session of the legislature, and
in the meantime the funds are to be
raised by subscription.
: 14 Tear for High way Robber.
Mai tin Everett, an American citizen,
was sentenced at Vernon, 13. C, to 14
years' imprisonment for highway rob
lry, alleged to have been committed
about a year ago at Grand Forks, B. C.
Six months ago the case was laid be
fore United States Consul Dudley, and
he presented it to the state department
at Washington, D. C. The sentence
caused great surprise, as it was known
that the case had become an inter
national matter. Consul Dudley to
night apprised Secretary Hay of the
sentence. His prior representations
to the state department were favorable
to Everett's contention that bis arrest
by Canadian officials at Republic,
Waah., was unwarranted.
Fattens Eastern Oysters.
Mr. Wachsmuth oxpects another car
load of Eastern oyster seed for his beds
near Oysterville. With him the rais
ing of Eastern oysters is no experiment,
as he is the pioneer in the business on
the North Pacifio coast. He has had
fully matured Eastern oysters to ship
for two years past, and each year has
increased his importation of Eastern
oyster seed. He has never succeeded
in propagating them here, but depends
entirely upon the growth of the oysters
he plants for his profits. The demand
greatly exceeds the supply.
The Riverside Tennis Club has been
organized in Arlington, Or.
Gold dust is as much a medium ol
exchange at Sparta, Or., as it was 85
years ago.
II. M. Stevens and W. F. Yeck. who
are operating the Darnell mine, have
made application to the city council for
a franchise to operate an electric light
plant in Kalania, Wash.
An effort is on foot to organize a
company of National Guard at Cottage
Grove, Or. The required number of
names have been secured and many
more are available that could be had.
Dr. R. E. Stewart, of Goldendale,
Wash., has a collection of over 30,000
perfect Indian arrow heads, besides
several thousand imperfect ones, and a
lurue and rare collection of Indian
The snpply of milk at the Browns
villo, Or., creamery is increasing. It
now averages over 3,500 pounds per
day, and still there are a few more
who have not commenced supplying
milk yet, but will do so later.
Navigation on the Upper Columbia
is to be a reality, it is said, even
though the boats of the portage com
pnuy fail to materialize. J. A. Found
has commenced work at Arlington on a
bout that will be capable of stemming
the current of the big river at any stage
of water.
C. T. Moore, the Blaine, Wash., mill
man, who platted the original townsite
of Blaine for the Cain Bros., is making
preparations for the building of a com
plete sawmill and box factory on the
Seiniahmoo side of the Blaine harbor.
Everything is arranged, and the mill
will be placed in operation as booh as
it can be constructed.
Five well developed cases of small
pox are reported at Forest Center, Stev
eus county, Wash., three and one-half
miles north of Springfield. Dr. Baker
reports the rases are in three different
families. It is said the members of
the families have been around town as
usual and many people have been ex
posed. The county commissioners have
been notified of the cases and a quar
antine has been established on the three
The Bellington Bay Rod and Gun
Club has made arrangements to pro
cure 20,000 rainbow trout fry for Lake
Whatoom. This variety of trout is the
handsomest, gamest and best ot ttie
trout family on the Pacifio coast and
the advantages of securing a plentiful
supply of these fish are so great thai
the olub intouda to establish a nursery
for them near the foot ot the lake where
the young fish can be brought to an age
and size to care for themselves.
An unknown man was killed at
Marcus, Wash., while attempting to
steal a ride on a freight train. His
head was almost severed from the body.
II. B. Moyer hue temporarily closed
his sawmill on the Calapoola. He
has betweou 400,000 and 500,000 feet
of lumber, which will shortly fiud its
way to the valley, mostly to Browns
ville. Mr. Moyer will soon move his
mill below the old logging camp, w here
he expects to cut nearly 4,000,000 feet
every year.
Mrs. G. L. Circle has sent for the
necessary machinery to start a cream
ery at Pnueville, Or.
Gross Bros.' Iron Works are manu
fnctut ing a quarts crusher for A. E.
Wood and F. L. Oilman, to be used ai
their mines in the Blue river district,
says the Eugene, Or., Register. The
machine will weigh in the neighbor
hood of 800 pouuds, and is the inven
tion of Mr, Oilman, who claims that it
will crush 10 tons of quarts per day.
Two ore cars, to be operated by a cable,
re also being gotten out foi the same
men. - The motive power to operate the
machinery will be a waterwheei.
Inactive Demand and Weaker Prices
Are the Featares.
t,.4. tn.lnn 1
this week may be summed up in the
phrase, inactive demand and weaker
nrices. While in manv respects the
indnstrial situation is easier than it
was, the unsettlement in the building
trades continues marked, the reflex ac
tion being exhibited in the unsettled
demand for building material and
weaker prices for lumber and for many
products used in the building industry. j
iron ana steei Duyers are sun uuiu-:
ing off, most of the business done being
for small lots for immediate consump -
tion- , .
Relatively good reports come from
the retail trade at most centers, not-
withstanding the backward spring, but
as yet the volume of reorder business
from wholesalers and jobbers has
proved disappointing. Finished cotton
and woolen goods remain steady.
Wool is weaker, owing to the re
stricted demand from manufacturers
and in sympathy with lower prices set
at many grades at the London wool
Relatively a good report comes from
the distribution trade in shoes, but
manufacturers are banging back in
their purchases of leather, and hides
are rather weaker. I
Relatively the best trade reporti
still come from tbe Pacific coast mar-
kets, but better weather conditions at
the South have tended to brighten
trade reports from that section. I
Wheat, including flour, shipments
for the week aggregate 8,480,704 bush
els, against 5,537.022 last week.
Business failures in the United Statet
for the week number 174, as compared
with 153 last week.
Seattle Markets.
Onions, $9.
Lettuce, hothouse, 40 45c doa.
Potatoes, f 16017; $1718.
Beets, per sack, 50 (3 00c.
Turnips, per sack, 40 60c.
Carrots, per sack, 75 85c.
Parsnips, per sack, 50 75c.
Cauliflower, California 8590o.
Strawberries $2. OOper case.
Celery 40 60o per doz.
Cabbage, native and California,
f 1.00 1.25 per 100 pounds.
Apples, $2.002.75; $3.003.50.
Prunes, 60c per box.
Butter Creamery, 22c; Eastern 22c;
dairy, 1722c; ranch, 1517o pound.
Eggs 17c.
Cheese 14 15c.
Poultry 14c; dressed, 1415c;
spring, f 5.
Hay Puget Sound timothy, $11.00
12.00; choice Eastern Washington
timothy, $18.00 19.00
Corn Whole, $23.00; cracked, $23;
feed meal, $23.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
Flour Patent, per barrel, $3.25;
blended straights, $3.00; California,
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $6.00; trra-
ham, per barrel, $3.00; whole wheat
flour, $3.00; rye flour, $3.804.00.
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $18.00;
shorts, per ton, $14.00.
Feed Chopped feed, $19.00 per ton;
middlings, per ton, $20; oil cake meal,
per ton, $30.00.
FreBh Meats Choice dressed beel
steers, price 8c; cows, 7c; mutton 8c;
pork, 8c; trimmed, 9c; veal, 8s
Hams Large, 13c; small, 13 4
breakfast bacon, 122c; dry salt sides,
Portland Market.
Wheat Walla Walla. 61 52c;
Valley, 62c; Bluestem, 64o per bushel.
Flour1 Best grades, $3.00; graham,
$2.50; superfine, $2.10 per barrel.
Oats Choice white, 86c; choice
gray, 83o per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $14 14.50;
brewing, $16.00 16.50 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $13 per ton; mid
dlings, $19; shorts, $15; chop, $14 pel
Hay Timothy, $9 1 1 ; clover, $7
T.50; Oregon wild hay, $67 per ton.
Buttei" Fancy creamery, 8085c;
seconds, 45c; dairy, 25 80c;
store, 22s25o.
Eggs 13o per dozen.
Cheese Oregon full cream, 13c;
Yonng America, 14c; new cheese 10c
per pound.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $4.00
4.60 per dozen; hens, $5.00; springs,
$2.503.50; geese, $6.508.00 forold;
$4.606.50; ducks, $6.007.00 per
dozen; turkeys, live, 14 (g loo per
Potatoes 40 65c per sack; sweets,
2 2Mo per pound.
Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, 75c;
per sack; garlic, 7o per pound; cab
bage, lo per pound; parsnips, 75;
onions, 3c per pound; carrots, 50c.
Hops 2 8o per pound
Wool Valley, 1218o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 10 15c; mohair, 27
80o per pound.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 8?c; dressed mutton, 7
7)o per pound; lambs, 6gO.'
Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $5.00;
light and feeders, $4.50; dressed,
$5.006.60 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, $4.004.50;
cows, $3.60(34.00; dressed beef, 6s
7?'o per pound.
Veal Large, 67s'o; small, 8
8o per pound.'
Tallow 55s'c; No. 2 and grease,
84o per pound.
Han Franeisoo Market.
Wool Spring Nevada, 1416opei
pound; Eastern Oregon, 12 16c; Val
ley, 20 22c; Northern, 1012o.
Hops 1899 crop, ll13o per
Butter Fancy creamery 1717H'c;
do seconds, 16 16 He; fancy dairy,
16c; do seconds, 1415o per pound.
Eggs Store, 15c; fancy ranch,
Millstuffs Middlings, $17.00
20.00; bran, $13.50 13.50.
Hay Wheat $6.50 9.50; wheat and
oat $6.009.00; beet barley $5.00
7.00; alfalfa, $o.006.50 per ton;
straw, 2540o per bale.
Potatoes Early Rose, 60 65c; Ore
gon Burbanks, 70c$1.00; river Bur
banks, 40 75c; Salinas Burbanks,
80c 1.10 per sack.
Citrus Fruit Oranges, Valencia,
$3.758.25; Mexican limes, $4.00
6.00; California lemons 75c$1.50;
do choice $l.?5(i.Q0 per box.
Tropical Fruits Bananas, $1.50
2.50 per bunch; pineapples, nom
inal; Fenian dates, 6 6. So per
Mother's Heroic Sacrifice to 6ave Uer
Small Son.
1 ne ceroic impulse ot airs, joun
Sommefrob in pushing her 6-year-old
ion away from ber saved tbe boy's life
t the expense of the mother's exist-
snce. She was 28 years old, the wife
ot a farmer living near Lyndhurst L.
I. She was walking with her son to
ward Babylon on the east-bound track
f the Long Island Railroad.
The train left Babylon at 4:25 In the
jfternoon, bound for Long Island City,
Mother and son were In no danger
wbere tbey wer& Tbey conld gec th(J
' traln ,bree mlle8 awayj for tbe roa(J
'runs perfectly straight at that point.
rbe WM waIkng at b!s motber.g
jlde and wa next mbomi
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at tremendous
.,.,,, . .
ril RMflfl Finn W r l-h arnn rarn noArila
fascination which even grown people
wmetlmes feel when they are looking
it a swiftly approaching train a desire
throw one's self In front of tbe loco
notlve must have taken possession of
:he child.
The boy gave a scream and darted
icross the tracks, ne paused for a
lecond In the path of tbe train. His
mother sprang after him. That one
second enabled her to catch up with
blm. It was a matter of a fraction of a
second. She thrust the boy from her
just as the train struck her. Death
;ame to ber Instantly. All had bap-
pened so suddenly that Mrs. Soinine
froh was a corpse before Engineer For
bell could close the throttle and check
the speed of tbe train. Tbe train crew
went back to find tbe victim. Euglneer
Forbell bad told the others how the
woman bad given up her own life In an
effort to save the boy, and they won
dered If she had succeeded.
When they found the woman's body
the trainmen took off their caps and
tears streamed down their faces as they
lifted the remains to the side of the
track, where tbey placed a guard over
them. Not far away they found the
child, unconscious, but alive. He was
carried Into a car and placed on seat
cushions, while the train speeded to
Long Island City, where an ambulance
was waiting.
She Is Given as a Sort of Chrotno with
Fifteen dining Claims.
Miss Ida Davis, youngest daughter of
Josiah W. P. Davis, of Redding, Col.,
a pretty girl, with dark eyes and hair,
has been deeded to Rudolph Ott as if
she were a piece of real estate. The
girl Is thrown In as a sort of chromo
ilong with fifteen mining claims, and In
default of Davis beiug able to deliver
:hese aud the chromo to Ott he agrees
to forfeit $10,000. The two men princi
pals In the strange transaction seem to
take It as a plain, serious matter of
business, now the girl views It Is not
known. She Is silent If she Isn't a
strictly obedient daughter It will cost
her futher $10,000.
Ten Tears of the Table Talk Likely to
Cause Insanity.
A recent writer on women's occupa
tions accounts for tbe permanence of
the boarding bouse as a social Institu
tion by a reference to this powerful
Impulse of the human breast: "In a
boarding bouse," says she, "you can
obtain a mustard plaster and a cup of
palatable gruel and a warm iron for
taking a spot out of a velvet gown.
All these things are dear to a boarder."
They create "a home feeling which the
hungry heart of the hotel dweller
This Is true, but It Is not whole truth,
and It Is unfair to the boarder, says
the New York Commercial-Advertiser.
Deservedly prized as are tbe mustard
plaster and the warm Iron, they are
not tbe outy, or even the niaiu. things
that give the boarder that homelike
glow. It Is the conversation of the
boarding bouse table that holds him
and thrills him aud keeps his feelings
young and homelike. Cue should not
overlook the spiritual side. Never a
meal without Its cheerful greeting and
kindly weather talk. Not even if he
would, could be be left out of those
gvuiai discussions beginning with:
"See by the paper we're goiug to have
No one ever feels neglected In a
boarding house. No one ever has any
hungry-hearted hotel lonesoineness
about Itltti there. 1 te detect any
f NJP.W.
coolness In tbe social atmosphere, let
htm remove at once to one of those es
tablishments whose landladies adver
tise that tbey and tbe guests are all
one family, la these the home feelings
at times fairly run riot in tbe veins.
They are no mere product of mustard
plastes and fiat-Irons, but tbe result
of a great, warm, miscellaneous In
timacy on the part of the people wno
might otherwise have dodged one an
other bad tbey ever met at alL It Is
an intimacy ordained by chance, but
It Is as thick as that of twins and as
voluble end unescapable as tbe inter
course of a crate of chickens on their
way to market
Tbe social ties that lash souls to
gether at a boarding-house table draw
more powerfully than any mustard
plaster and leave more lasting effects.
Sometimes for good, but sometimes for
evil. It must be said. They say a deli
cate brain Is apt to break down after
ten years or so of boarding just from
tbe dripping on It of continued table
talk. Like every other good thing, it
can be overdone.
People Who Know Each Other Wlthon
Having- Been Each Other.
"It's very funny," said a former
"lightning Jerker" the other night, to
a New Orleans Times-Democrat man,
"what vivid pictures telegraph opera
tors wbo have never met will form of
each other merely from talking over
tbe line. As a general thing tbey are
correct, for yon can size np a man
pretty accurately from the way he
manipulates tbe key, but sometimes
they are ludicrously 'wide of the mark.
"When I was a kid and was holding
down my first job In a little Ohio town,
I worked on a Pittsburg wire with an
operator who signed C. D. He was a
jolly fellow, and slack times we used
to cbat and chaff and spin yarns to
each other by tbe hour. He was a cap
ital story teller and a still better lis
tener, and there was an appreciative
quality In his 'h a,' 'b a,' 'h a,' that
was peculiarly tickling to my vanity.
You know, that's the way telegraphers
laugh over the wire, by sounding h a
and repeat, and there's Just as much
difference In the way It Is done, as
there Is In laughing with your mouth.
"Well. I got quite attached to C. D.
and Imagined I knew exactly how he
looked. I thought he was about 20,
with a round Jovial face, and a little
baseball mustache. A good dresser, I
said to myself, and popular among the
girls, and I was filled with such a
yearning to make bis acquaintance that
I finally seized on a very flimsy pretext
to run over to Pittsburg for a couple
of days on ostensible private business,
but really to meet C. D. face to face.
I was only 17 and was sure we would
have a glorious time together. When
I walked Into tbe office, a thin elderly
man, with a long gray beard, was lean
ing against the counter. 'Is Mr.
about? said I, giving C. D.'s right
name. 'I am Mr. ,' he replied, and
you could have knocked me over with
a feather.
"When he heard who I was he turned
red and made some excuse to get away.
Foor old chap, he bad enjoyed playing
boy, and we were equally disconcerted.
I never joked with C. D. any more."
A Woman's Wit.
Gen. Hazen, the first head of the
weather bureau In Washington, found
It almost Impossible to persuade the
members of Congress to vote for him
the necessary funds with which to car
ry out bis plans. One spring, when tbe
appropriation bad ben shamefully cut
down by the economy loving chairman
of the committee, Mrs. Hazen was the
guest at an after-dinner reception at
the house of one of the Cabinet mem
bers, where the most detestable and un
endurable weather, untimely and un
locked for, was the topic of. the mo
ment As Mrs. Hazen crossed the room
to make ber adieus she was waylaid by
tbe chairman of the offending commit
tee, who accosted her thus: "Well
Mrs. Hazen, Is this the best your hus
band can do for us In the way of weath
er?" Mrs. Hazen looked at him with a
sudden flash In her eyes, then an
swered, clearly and sweetly: "Yes, Mr.
Blank, the very best for the appropria
tion." The discomfited man fled. In the
midst of the hardly concealed smiles
of the surrounding guests. New Eng
land Magazine.
8 rres His Purpose.
A boy's code of eltquette does not con
form wltu the manual most approved
and adopted in so-called polite society,
says the Memphis Scimitar, but it
serves his purpose all right
Two chubby little fellows were stroll
ing along the sidewalks the other after
noon, when they were Joined by a third,
who was a stranger to one of the two
chums, so the other proceeded to intro
duce them.
"Ned Bright, do yon know Tom'
Brown?" he questioned.
"Nope," replied "Ned."
"Well. Tom Brown, do yon know
Ned' Bright?"
"Nope," returned "Tom."
"Well, now you know each other."
So "Ned" and "Tom" proceeded to
"throw" each other in the most ap
proved manner and roll over and over
in the dust In the friendly way boys
a shrewd person never makes the
mistake of putting oleomargarine be
fore a woman guest from the country.
How superior a boy feels when be
bears some other boy being scolded.
One Needs a Balloon to Reach Prices in
Dawson Cafe.
"You might suppose," said a man
who was in the Klondike last summer,
"that with the Improved facilities of
travel and freight transportation to the
Klondike country prices of commodi
ties there would have become just a
little more nearly normal, but I have
In my possession a bill of fare I got at
Healy's hotel and cafe In Dawson in
September last and here are some of
tbe prices that one must pay for eat
ables. The hotel Is a wooden struc
ture, chiefly logs, and the conveniences
are not altogether modern, and a good
many of them are lacking, but tbe rate
per day Is twelve dollars. If one eat
at the cafe a la carte here's what he
pays: Sirloin steak and onions, $3;
porterhouse plain, $3.50; with mush
rooms, $4; tenderloin plain, $2.50; with
mushrooms, $3.50; Chateau Brian!
(spelled that way), $4; with onions,
$3.50; Hamburg steak, $1.50; English
mutton chop (one), $2; (two), $3.75;
breaded, $2.75; corn beef bash, $1.50;
lamb chops, plain, $2.50; pork chops,
sauce piquant $3.25; liver and bacon,
$l.'i o; plain, $1.50; ham and eggs, $2.50;
bacon and eggs, $2.50; fried tripe, $1.50;
pigs' feet $1-50; fried In batter, $2; kid
ney, fried, broiled or saute, $1.50; with
mushrooms, $1.75; pork sausage, $1.50;
fried eggs (two), $2; scrambled, poach
ed or on toast $2; with oysters, $2.50;
plain omelet $2; bam, oyster, Jelly ome
let or with onions, $2.50; Spanish or
rum omelet $3; souffle, $3.50; Welsh
rabbit $2.50; golden buck, $3, and so
on, with pie at a dollar a slice, and pud
ding a dollar a smell, and cigars 50
cents for tbe cheapest As I said, It
does seem that at this late date living
would become a little cheaper, but peo
ple who have anything to sell want
the earth for It and the hapless con
sumer must pay the price or go with
out The only consolation Is that II
will be as bad or worse at Cape Nome,
though that will probably tumble
lulcker because It Is so much more ac
:esslble than the Klondike."
Hard Shoes in Service.
It Is said that each war brings out l
demand for quite a crop of chiropod
ists, or corn doctors. This Is due to tbe
poor quality of shoes soldiers generally
wear. Most of these shoes are furnish
ed by some contractor, who cares little
for the comfort his goods give, and they
are stiff and poorly shaped, thus caus
ing much suffering among tbe troops.
People wbo are experienced In such
matters say that going barefoot for t
day Is preferable to wearing the hard,
unwieldy shoes that are given tbe men
when on the march. Napoleon, who
was a great general In little things ai
well as big, never neglected tbe details
pertaining to bis men's dress, and he
always tried to get them comfortable
shoes. Statistics show that a largei
percentage of shoemakers are enlisted
among soldiers than from any olhei
trade, but they usually have to fight In
stead of cobble. The regimental corn
doctor Is one of the most popular army
Negro Distrust of tbe Jaybir.l.
Southern negroes regard the Jaybird
with comically grave distrust says the
Chicago Times-Herald. To them he Is
the counsellor, guide and friend of the
evil one himself. The amount of con
fidences established ages ago between
the devil and the Jaybird Is to the Af
rican mind enormous. Plantation "un
cles" and "aunties" believe that when
ever Satan can spare the time from bis
frying operations he visits earth, and
he and tbe layolrd bold a council of
war, devising ways and means wherein
and whereby to ensnare the darky soul.
Before this combination the voodoo
charm of red flannel, fish-bones, scrap
ings of human nails, and hair from a
dead person Is of no avaiL The rab
bit's foot is powerless. The only de
fense Is "rasslin' " In prayer. This Is
highly esteemed, as the more arduous
the "rasslln"' the less work will be
done In the field next day. The Jay
bird Is safe from negro attack safe
through fear.
The Czar's Costly Yachts.
The Emperor of Russia, who, In the
Polar Star, which cost over 1,000,000
sterling, and the Standart which cost
about bal? as much, possesses finer
yachts than any other European mon
arch. Four hundred thousand pounds
was spent on the principal apartments
on the main deck of the Polar Star. The
decoration of the dining-room cost 20,
000. , The decks are very curious, belnj
paved with red, black, and white mar
ble, and the.e Is a marble fountain.
The big dining-room below decks will
seat 200 persons. All the apartments
are fitted with rare stones and wood;
The crew and stewards number 400
men. Tne yacht Standart Is a splendid
vessel, somewhat on the lines of, the
Paris and other steamships that run
between Southampton and New York.
Her accommodation below Is superb,
there being suites of cabins for eleven
members of the Royal family. .1
Lawsuit Over lOO Years Old.
A lawsuit which bas lasted more than
100 years has recently been settled
Ireland. In 1870, Robert Smyth, brew
er, of Smock alley, Dublin, failed. A
dividend was paid, but that was not
sufficient to realize $4.80 In the pound.
It has now been discovered that a small
sum invested at the time by the court
as being too trifling for distribution,
has, by the accumulation of compound
Interest In a hundred odd years, devel
oped Into four figures, enough to pay
off all the debts and leave a good sum
for law costs. Strange to say, there Is
t claimant for every penny due in 1790.
Hlh Prices for Butterflies.
High prices are paid for butterflies,
aud some private collections, such as
that of the Hon. W. Rothschild at
Tring. Herts, England, are said to be
worth 100,000 more or less. Some
New Guinea butterflies have fetched
50 apiec. One of the Rothschilds Is
said to have paid 200 for a Papllio,
now quite common. The demand for
rare specimens bas led to dishonesty.
The insects are dyed or else wings from
one species are fastened to the bodies
of other species.
Prairie Dot Towns In Nebraska.
Within a radius of four miles of Rush
ville, Neb there are no fewer than
nine prairie dog "towns," covering as
much aa 3,500 acres of pasture, waic
la rendered almost useless.
"Aunt Polly Barnett Dead. After
Seeking a Lost Daughter for Twenty
Tears-Touching Btory of Old and
Insane Wanderer Over the Earth.
"Aunt Polly" Barnett whose long
search for her daughter made her
known all over the southern part of
Indiana, Is dead. A week before her
death she was taken Into the home of
a kind woman at Linton, Green County,
and there she died. The citizens of
Linton, long acquainted with her and
her story, subscribed for the funeral
expenses and a large number of people
were at the Methodist church when the
Rev. William Buck conducted the ser
vices. Her maiden name was Lay and she
was born In Kentucky at least sixty
years ago. She was first married to a
man named Sexton, and after his death
she was married to a man named Bar
nett She had one child, a daughter, by
her marriage with Sexton, and It was
this girl's disappearance that made her
an Insane wanderer. John Bays, wbo
was prosecuting attorney of Green
County at the time the girl disappeared,
relates the story as follows:
'The daughter left the house one
morning twenty years ago and had not
returned by evening. The next day a
search for her was begun and the moth
er continued It until she was unequal to
further tramping about the country.
In my Investigation I soon made up
my mind that tbe daughter had been
put out of the way by some person or
persons to escape exposure- at her
hands. I finally concluded that three
persons knew something about ber dis
appearance. I also reached a conclu
sion that she was drowned In White
River and that her body was anchored
at the bottom of the river. We found
footprints In tbe sand along the shore
In a secluded spot and there portions
of her clothing were found. While I
was entirely convinced of these facts
I could get no evidence on which to
proceed against the suspected persons.
I followed tbe Career of tbe three men
and each met with a tragic death."
Accompanied by her younger daugh
ter, a child of Barnett the mother be
gan ber search. She walked up and
down the banks of the river and of oth
er streams In tbe same part of the
State. After several years she aban
doned the river and streams and began
looking Into the faces of women In the
towns and villages of Southern Indi
ana. She visited cemeteries aud read
again and again the inscriptions on
tombstones. Undertakers' shops were
visited by her regularly. The daughter
who accompanied her, always walking
Just behind her, grew Into womanhood.
They were seen in all kinds of weather.
They slept In hovels, In strawstacks, or
under trees. They ate what was given
to them, and no housewife In Southern
Indiana ever turned them away with
out food or clothing. "Aunt Pollly's"
search awakened sympathy every
where. A few years ago the daughter
died from consumption. She was buried
In a country cemetery, but a year or so
ago her mother became dissatisfied
with her resting place and exhumed the
body and carried the bones elsewhere,
but where no one has ever known. Af
ter her daughter's death she was ac
companied by a large black cut which,
she requested before her death, should
be turned loose and be allowed to con
tinue the search. A collar was made
for the cat with "Aunt Polly's" name
and the date of her death engraved on
It The cat left Linton a few days
The Mighty Powers of Propulsion of
Transatlantic Liners.
Twenty-five years ago the Engineer,
of London, the recognized authority on
all matters pertaining to steamship
navigation, made the prediction that
the crossing of the Atlantic ocean, by
a steamship, at the speed of twenty
five miles an hour, was one of the
things Impossible of accomplishment
At that time the Atlantic bad never
been crossed by a screw steamer at as
high a speed as nrteen miles an hour;
the Cunarder Scotia, the last of thj big
sidewbeelere, never doing better than
an average of fourteen and a half knots.
Therefore the prophecy of the Engineer
was not at all a wild one. But to-day
then, are steamers that have reached
the speed of twenty-five miles an hour,
and others are In course of construc
tion which are expected to surpass it
The fastest liner of to-day has done
more than an average of twenty-five
miles. Her enormous engines and pow
erful propellers, mignty powers of pro
pulsion, have forced her through the
roughest waters of the Atlantic at an
average speed of twenty-one knots,
which Is a fraction over twenty-six
miles In the hour.
The distance of the Southampton
New York route Is 3,060 miles, which
covers on the average In five days and
seventeen hours, considerably over
twenty-five miles an hour for the en
tire trip; her mighty engines that
throbbing, thumping heart down below
revolve about eighty times per min
ute, or about 672,000 revolutions to
cross the Atlantic. Frank Leslie's Pop
ular Monthly.
The Timraer Market.
On the last Wednesday of August
every year there iva fair called the
"Tlmmer Marker-' held In the Castle
Square In Aberdeen, Scotland. Some
fifty or sixty years ago nothing could
be bought at It but wooden articles
from which arose the name "Timmer."
Now. however, it is the Scotch house
wife's last chance of getting her ber
ries for preserving. Every patron of
the market knows that after that
month the only chance of fruit is gone
hence the rush. Great and small,
rich and poor alike turn out
Booths, set to the best advantage and
numbering perhaps two hundred, are
arranged in rows, ample room being
left for the buyers and pleasure-seekers
between. Fruit stalls, old clothes
dealers, shooting ranges, wheels of for
tuneeverything to make a penny can
be found there. Schools
weanesaay, yet tne average "n.
a regular attenoant Lp and d0i
parades, blowing his trumpet ;;
face of everyone be meets and
the very picture of happiness, alttf
past the age of three.
By 7 o'clock the "tarry rone" i.
are lit and the fun commences, f.
try "bumklns" fetch their "lassei 1
buy them candy and pears or what
is wished for; provided that the S
does not exceed sixpence. The
of both sexes mix with the crov
"treat" the one the other. Whe?
Is about sold out tbe students stir
home with a rush, upsetting the H
as tbey go. Nothing, of course, t'
by tbe police, it being "Tiinmef'
Should any one be so absent-mi'
as to forget the months and the
thereof be has no doubt what
from the head-splitting noise, ol
last Wednesday in August i
' a
Lord Chaihs Beresford Is notei
h'g readiness at answering quest;
H a skill had a pretty good test dc
the recent election In York. Tl
when at the various meetings, the? j
put him thiough bis facings In ; ,
shape. Some one asked, "What dlsti 1
Is Khartoum from Soudan V "l '
question," he remarked, "appart;
comes from one of my countrymei
will do as tbey do In Ireland and
swer It by asking another, 'What?
tance Is Dublin from Ireland?' " I
An Interesting story Is told of
Mrs. Patrick Campbell, the well-kn?
English actress, first went on the stf ,
About six years ago ber husband'
cepted an oppototment for seven j
In a distant part of the world, and tl
were reasons why she could not accj
pany blm. In bis absence Mrs. Caf
bell suffeied much from ennui
lonel'ne a. F.nally, In ber anxlettj,
find occupation and change, she np!
for and obtained an engagement wi
touring company, which started her?
on what proved to be her success
career. .
The Marquis of Waterford once st1
ed remarkable detective skill. A if
ber, wbo had broken Into the Marq?
bouse at Curraghmore, Ireland, i
pursued by blm, and followed to a t
He house four miles off. There the $
ber bad seated himself among a n:"
ber of men, who were drinking i
smoking, and not one of them wos
betray blm. Tbe Marquis, howet
was master of the situation. He Ins,
ed upon feeling all their hearts, and
he was their landlord, and the p
man of tbe county, not one dared reft
The man whose heart was still beat;
much too quickly was the robber,
bad just ceased runn ng. i
When Senator-elect "Joe" Blackbt
was practicing law In Kentucky
young fellow came Into his office if
expressed a longing to gut work, i
Blackburn handed blm a writ and k
blm to go to a certain bouse and se
the paper oa the tenant "Now, do;;
come back and say you couldn't 8:
him," he cautioned. "Nail It to the d
If you have to, but serve It." The eaf
young man started out and returned:1
hour later with bis face covered
bruises, and his clothes torn lnt
shreds. "Well," said Mr. Blackbur;
did you serve It?" "No, sir," replf
the 1 attered employe; "the tenaf
licked me and told me to bring t:
pap.r back to you." Blackburn arc.
fr m his chair, and towering up wis
Indignation said: "Here, suh, take t
writ back and serve It on that tenat
suh, aud tell him, for me, suh, that,
h avecs, suh, he can't intimidate i
through you, suh." f
Since Lord Beauchamp, the prese,
British Governor of New South Wale
has occupied the government house
Sydney, he has ordained that an offlct;
receptions only guests of a certain raf
shall be permitted to approach tl
presence through designated doors. Ij
these blue tickets are awarded; to ot
eis of Inferior mold, white. At a i
c. nt functim, through some nilsnw
agement an Import aut public man i(
ceived a blue card, while a white os
was sent to his wife. When the pt
reached th audience chamber the hi
dec-lined to be separated from her W
band, or to abandon the aristocrat
blue ranks. An ald-de-camp endeavors'
to reason with her, and explain tl'
commot on that would ensue If l
and white were suffered to mingle tf
gether. But the fair one was equal
the occasion. "Nonsense," said she, i
she pressed forward; "what do Jl
take ns for a seldlitz powder?" Thet
The fifth Duke of Devonshire and t
brother, Lord George Cavendish, we
noted for their taciturnity. Once, wti
traveling down to Yorkshire, they wft
shown into a three-bedded room. Tt
curtains of one of the four-posters we
drawn. Each brother In turn looked
and went to bed In another of the thrf
beds. Toward the close of the ne
day's posting, one brother said to tl
other: "Did you see what was In tti
bed last n'trhtV "Yps hrnthor" $
the reply. They had both seen a corp
A Scottish paper tel s an anecdjte
connection with the new electric s
tern Just opened in Aberdeen T-
farm servants came to Aberdeen '
spend New Year's Day. Arriving t?
train, they immediately made the
way to the terminus of the electri j
tiamway circuit where, after lookfrl
at the new creation with much wonderf
they decided upon having a ride. (Wj
ting on to the top of the car, and afte
getting well along: "WulC said mi:
Jock, "this Is a graun' Invention. t;
Edinburgh I saw them drive the c&tsj
wi an iron rape aneth street hi Dns
dee they pu' them wi' an engine, ho'
mlchty man, wha wad a' thocht tM
conld ca them wl a fishing-rod I" I
Some men have so much respect tg
the truth that they always keep at f
distance from it I
If a man Is unable to say nothing
saw wood, he can at least try to j
either one or the other. I
TVtmfi-w- n1..nM .hami htMiiV I
oinaji livrgius nuctc "
have no recognized holiday on that ,