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About The Oregon register. (Lafayette, Yamhill County, Or.) 18??-1889 | View Entire Issue (June 29, 1888)
Th. Railroad tn Cnytete
Soekwly does the railroad approach
the water's edge that there eeeiae barely
room for it between the clustering palm» k
■ nd red tiled roof, of the village on one
side ami the bine abtniqg sea on tbs other
Every now and then, when a larger wave
tbaa nsnal cornea rolling In. tlie whok
breodth of the track is plentifully lx
sprinkled with spray. But tn spite o
thia it is thickly dotted with white till
bans and bine or scarlet sashes, partl-col
ore.I skirts, brass nose rings, dusky face
and thick, black hair glistening with c<
coanut oil; for the railroad is a farorit
promenade with the natlvee, who And it
flrm, smooth roadbed a great relief afte
the toil of plodding ankle deep througl
the soft, unstable sand of the beach.
But all at once a shrill whistle is beard,
and the tnrhanod prontenaders acattet
aaray from the track to right and left,
while .the moruing train cornea rattling up
at extra epeed, as if in haste to sweep
nway the intruders who are trespassing
upon its prtvste rood. Ont of the third
clasa car,—’which are nothing more than
overgrown wooden bore*, with both side?
knocked out—peer the round faces and
beady black eyes of half a doaen native
children, to whom a journey by the won
derful English ”flre carriage” is a treal
that never grows stale. From the win
dows of the second class—the sides <>l
which consist chiefly of Venetian blinds
tastefully painted with red dust—lean
the limp white Jackets and heated face*
of three or four English soldiers, convey
lag in every scowl of their smarting, sand
plastered eVCs at least £40 worth of oaths
at 5 shriifc#' apiece. The flrat class is
chiefly colfe'irtcuous by ite absence.—David
Ker in New York Times.
UFB ON THE FARM.
Bared Employment« Not Odious io Them
selves City Vssatloms.
There Is a frequently recurring complaint
from the farm, reached through the agri
cultural proas, of the reluctance of boys to
remain in fanning pursuits; indeed, some
times even td enter on such a Ilfs What is
the cause of this restless and unwilling spirit!
Are country employment* odious in them
selves! Is it a task more dreary or more dan
gerous to break a fiery colt tuan it is to face
the winter as!brakemen on a freight train!
Is it more perilous to attend a shorthorn bull
than It is to be a policeman and club burglar»!
is it worse to do chore» as a sn^ali boy on his
father’s farm than this to work for $4 a week
and pay traveling expenses to re^cb the office,
where the boy is the scapegoatwho is always
wrong, und at whose door the shortcomings
of every other employs lie! Is it harder lines
to plow behind your own team, to drive your
own mowing machine, or do a good part of
your own carting, than it would be to work,
in a factory at any one of the various Indus
tries carried on throughout our land!
While we are compelled to acknowledge
that farmiug bw» its unsatisfactory pointe
none can disprove that much discontent i.-
broadcast everywhere The advantages of
fered by agriculture to its followers are
freedom,, not from duties, but from personal
inconveniences. It is the farmer’s own fault
if hia hmiiu*
comfort; the artisan must
work in his employer’s shop or factory—the
larger the establishment the less th© Indi
viduaL How many typesetters have injured
sight! How many brakemen are maimed
and killed! How long is the dark list of
mechanics worn out before they have
reached maturity from the hardships inci
dent to the duties of their callings!
Bo take a look at a higher social grade as
Romance of the Future.
contrasted with what country avocations
The realm of the half supernatural ha* offer. It is appalling to note the young lives
been much worked, but it is by no mean>
wrecked in cities; youth« who strain every
exhausted yet. Is there nowhere a family
nerve and use every means1 to attain a pro
merged in our complex civilization which
tossion, who just reach the threshold and
descemU, and knows that it descends,
then succumb, worn but i a mind and crushed
from the mee believed by old coinmen
in body. Of the vast naltitudes who yeaj
kitors to be mentioned in Genesis,
after year leave their country homes to seek
the half breeds of heaven, the children
fortun’d in cities, how Ui^py succeed! The
of angels and men. and which re-
tains from Ttwt—de sc e nt —power»—and_ percentage is very small, even of those who
capacities and longings, .and, above all. ' Tiul a mudeiale aingunt o f snccFtfW . Some
certainties as to another life, and with lack ability, others endurance, aud many do
them religious obligations unknown to its not possess sufficient strength.—Ajnerican
Tobacco Growing In England.
Tobacco bas been grown experimentally In .fellows all arouml. always operative, yet
England during the last year or two under a always of necessity concealed? Is there
Memory of a Railroad Conductor.
license, or something equivalent to it, from no'ofie who is undying, yet must obey all
An illustration of flow the memory may be
the inland revenue authorities; But a legal,
cultivated in retaining a long list of num
journal contends that tobacco growing is ab except St. Leon, for whom wealth is pro
bers. one has only to observe the freight con
solutely illegal by statute. The truth seems ducible at will, yet who dreads to usa_his ductors, aud very often remarkable examples
to be that in the reign of Charles il two stat- power; no one possessed of the faculty of reteutive memories trill be found. 1 have
litee were passed expressly^ forbidding to- 1 Bulwer used to hint at, but never utilized been on the road us a freight conductor for
bacco culture in Great Britain, under a pen- i in bis’Tialf supernatural stories, of gen
fourteen years, arid in that time my memory
alty, of $50, subsequently increased to $200 [ erating in another mind any idea he has bad a careful treining in the particular
would? The novelist« who have used
j>er rod planted. These acts were framed
mesmerism as a machine have thought of line of retaining numbers on the cars. 1
solely Cor the benefit oftbe American col that power»hut.have alwayil limitedlit txj start out on a run and know the numbers oi
onies.— Boston Transcript.
a 11 the cars with which the train is made up,
its subject’s periods of unconsciousness
and employed it fur some comparatively and while some cars will be left at stations
Got An^ry by Telephone.
along the road, and other cars will be taken
A recent decision in Germany is worthy of
Except in the departments of meemerisn? Up, yet at the end of my run if an officer
record for the benefit of American telephone and. sleep walking, the romance writers asks me whether I have a car number so-and
One unfortunate telephone user have hardly utilized the facts of physiology so, I can invariably tell him without refer
lost his temper at being kept waiting by the now creeping slowly into common knowl ing to my book.
central office, and when explanations were edge, while they have left the machinery r Npw, when it is remembered that the train
made he told the telephone official per tele of science to Jules Verue. who uses it may be made up of forty cars, and that the
phone to shut bis gab and not lie about it.
numbers run all the way from the hundreds
The court gave the merchant sixty marks
to the twenty-fiyejMid thirty thousands, and
fine and twelve days in jail as a warning I light. Suppose a man in sleep learned all that a dozen cars may be taken off and
against a libelous use of a scientific conveni that waking be desired to know. It
’* another dozen taken on along the run, my
would be but a grand exaggeration of statement undoubtedly seems incredible to
some well known mental proceases ip those not familiarly acquainted with—this
particular department of railroading. Blit
An Enmgsd Hack Driver.
it is a fact, nevertheless, and 1 have known
Jack Allprey has a large foot—a phenom
quite a number of freight conductors who
Novel Shell for Steamboat Warfare.
enally large foot— wears No. 13 shoes—and be
“The coming weapon of civilised war have memories of equal rententivenesa
has also a phenomenally cool way of repudi
fare will not be an explosive bullet-, but a Noting the numbers on the cars daily for
ating his debts.
one,” remarked a scientific gen years, a conductor becomes so familiar with
“Ye don’t owe me $2r said an enraged
hack driver to him the other day. ?*Ye don’t, f tieman a short time ago. “Many sugges the work that his memory bolds these large
ye ch’atin’ thafel An’ ye won’t pay it, ye tions of this sort have been made and numbers with but little difficulty. The style
won’t! Well, it’s meself wishes 1 cud have some pian will be adopted before long, and peculiar finish of the cars from different
roads are also learned, and a conductor at a
the kickin’ or ye all aroun* the
ock wid unless I am greatly mistaken.”
“What is the best plan?”
glance can tell the road to which a car be-
your own fut I"—Harper's Bazar.
“I am inclined to favor the suggestion lougs as far as he can see it—Globe-Dema
of Weston, the electrician. He suggests crat.
Arteslaa Well Power.
Heavy machinery is now run by artesian the use of nitrite of amyt It is well
well power in many parts of Francs, and ths known that this drug possesses the power
We had a rum customer in our jail re
experiencs of the French show that the of causing insensibility very quickly in a cently. remarked the sheriff of an adjoining
human being breathing its fumes. The
deeper the well the greater the pressure and
effect is equivalent, temporarily, to a county in Kansas. 1 was away when he
the higher the temperature. Tbs famous j
‘ paralytic stroke. Now. nitrite of amyl is arrived at the jail, but a day or two later,
Grenells well, sunk to the depth of 1,800 feet, '
when 1 was making the rounds, I saw him in
and flowing daily some 500,000 gallons, bas a j very cheap and plentiful. He proposes to
pressure of sixty pounds to the square inch, i ’ fire shells filled with this chemical instead
“Hellor* I said. “What are you tn here forT
the water tieing so hot that it is used tor j • of gunpowder. It will not be necessary
“Are you the sheriff!” be replied.
i to penetrate a ship. A few gallons of this
heating the hospitals.—New York Bun.
“Yes, sir,” said L
' nitrite dashed on the deck of a war ship
! would soon render her crew helpless. The
“Well," he returned, “the community in
Method In Her Madneee.
' most powerful ironclads would be even which you live and in whicb.1 was so unfor
Bachelor (whom Brown has brought home | more vulnerable than the light cruisers, tun ate as to sojourn is the most intolerant 1
to dinner)—Doe« your wife always kiss you. I for they would be sucking down great ever heard of."
Brown, when you return from the office!
; draughts of air through their artificial
“How so!” I asked. “Have you anything
Brown—Yes, always, never faila
ventilators and the odor would thus to do with the liquor traffic!"
Bachelor (with a sigh)—Ah, It must be de rapidly permeate the whole ship. The
“No," be replied, “but they arrested me for
lightful Co have a cozy home like this and a whole crew being rendered helpless for an superstition, and here 1 am in jaiL The idea
lovely little wife to greet you with a kiss.
hour or two, the ship could, of course, be of arresting a man for superstition. This is
Brown (also with a sigh)—Yea, she kissea towed into a safe spot, while the captors a free country. Hasn't a man a right to be
me to disco ver if I have been drinking any ventilated her and removed the insensible superstitious!"
thing.—The E;» oc I l
inon.”—New York Mail and Express.
“Why, 1 guess so," I replied. “What was
ydur superstition F
Ahead of the Doctor.
A Fs ah tollable Woman's Whim.
“Well, sir,” said the prisoner, “my mother
Doctor—Tm afraid you don’t take the
The extent to which money , is wasted
___ a always told me to pick up a horseshoe when
baby out doora often enough.
I fashionable woman's whim was illustrated to ever I found one. for good luck. 1 picked
Mother—Nonsense. She catches cold every I me the other day. I wm in the shop of a up four in this town; they were found in
time she goes ouC I'm sick of this air bath i well known florist on Broadway when a my possession, and 1 was arrested, tried, con
I lady cam« in from a private coach. She victed and jailed."
“But, my dear madams, you know flowers j purchased three huge rosea, for which she
“I guess you’re lying," said I, and with
can’t get along without sunshine*-----
paid $5, and carried them daintly away by that I went out of the jail, and met the pros
“Well, flowers can’t get along without wet i their long iteuu. An hour later, going by ecuting attorney: 1 asked him about the
feet, either."—Omaha World.
■ Delmonico's, I saw my lady of the ros*e case and hesaid:
j lunching at one of the windows with a coin
“Those four horseshoe« had a horse fas
It 1« In the Bible.
( panion of her own «ex Fifteen minutes af tened to them. That fellow is the moat no
“You mustn't «ay Teller,’ Johnny, re , ter ward, returning by the same way, I noted torious horsethief in the state.”—Kansas City
marked that young gentleman's Bunday ' that the table where they sat was vacant. Journal
school teacher. “It isn’t correct.• “Well, I | Three bare rose stems lay amid the dishes,
One of Mr. Conkling's Hobbles.
don't care, it's in the Bible!* exclaimed which were buried in rose leaves.
Bathing was one of Mr. Conkling’s bob
Johnny. “Isaiah xiv, 8: ‘Yea, the fir trees | of the roses had plucked %£ worth of flowers
rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, to pieces in a few minutes’ idle conversation bies. The operators at the Hoffman house and
sayiug, Since thou art laid down no feller after her luncheon I Neither their cost nor the Lafayette place baths like to tell how tbef
is come up against us.’"—Burlington Free I their beauty had any value in her eyas.—AJ- have rubbed down his manly form. One . \
the Hoffman bouse bath attendants said U»
, Cred Trumble in N«w York News,
the hot room there the other morning that
the Senator preferred the Russian mode, anu
Cholera Germa In the Bay.
that be had taken at one period two and three
It is extremely unpleasant to know thaff baths a week. After he moved into the
I Dr. J. J. Kinvoun, of the Marine Hospital Hoffman house annex he had the bath room
service, has proved that the Asiatic cholera connected with his suite fitted up especially
spirilla thrives and reproduces ad libitum in for him. A large porcelain tub was made
the water of New York bay. Hence the dis and put in. and the Senator used it every
charges of cholera patients, wheu they reach morning He used salt in profusion, and
the tide or oea water, do not lose their dan, ofteu bathed with the water at a very low
gerous rbaracter. On the contrary, the temperature. It was about the only form of
germs will reproduce and be left on the flats indoor exercise that Mr. Conkling took of
at low tide, where they will have the sun’s late years. Once be used the gloves and In
beat and plenty of filth to revel in. In the dian clubs a great deal He didn't hesitate
present struggle for existence between mi about exposure, and often went out for long
crobes and human beings, the former »eem drives of twenty and twenty-five miles. It
to have a good man/* advantages,—Phila made no difference how severe the weather
was, be felt that be could brave it and be
did.—New York Sun.
Thl* aoUtary «wiflixanwit to • relic oT a
«wbaroua a«a Th* btatory ot tt» middl.
axrt to fall ot co» "b« ““ haT*
rear«, M *ou». Inrtanrea olmort a lifetime,
walking back and forth ta a lonely oaU
which, parbapa, may bare been tor a portion
ot the time a dunfeua. All ere familiar
with the rtory of the prtooner confined in the
Ctortle ot Chilton, la BwilaerlanJ, who
chained to a pillar »alked to aud fro a* far
bi« chain would permit,
furrow iu th.
prisoner to gone, but the tourirt may today
rint the old prteon by lb« elde of the placid
l*ke I^mau and eee thi* furrow, au.l ponder
on.the rtory of human .uttering that it tells.
In America much of the rigor of impruon-
mani baa been alleriatod by the introduction
of contract labor.
’’Imprtooned al bard
labor” may ream to imply a melancholy tot,
but oompored with eoUtary couflnemenk,
with nothing to occupy the prisoner’« atten
tion, or hl» luuKcles, bard labor moan« an
existence tar preferable America l* doubt-
leea in the advance in thia reform. The moat
thinking European nattona oome next, while
UuMla etill Unger, lathe twilight ot bar-
bartam—axebang« - . , -
Bepertlag Prine. Bl.mareh’a gpeeahae.
<te*med Babbit far .*i.
a* BaalteHl-A M^b!.
Many unaccountable thin»,
teliigent communities. Th,
■»re than ordinary dnllnew j
is the action of England
New South Wate. ounoeniinr
cumstanqe of an over abund
It is notorious th.»
A member ot the o>TdeI stenographic
corps ot the reicbatag, in writing of Ble-
marck aa a speaker, say(: “It is not the
■peed With which he speaks that makes
the reporters* task of taking down his
words an especially dWcnlt one, tor there
are swifter talkers than he; but Prince
Bismarck spenks at a very unequal rate,
and as a rule it Is quickest st those very
places which are most to the point. Not
unfrequeutly, too, he Interrupts himself
with Intermediate sentences; and he has
a peculiar style of his own, with quite un
expected turns ot spri’fh; In addition to
which he often interweaves quotations—
sometimes in foreign lenguages—with his
remarks, and occasU-rmlly, toward the
end of a sentence, f peaks so low as to
make him difficult to he understood at our
desk, although it is In ths immediate vi
cinity of where he star.«'!,. And then the
Scorching a Hindoo
stenographer cannot altogether get rid of
In a temple within the pnlac® *
tho feeling that he ir orking under the daily offering of a goat is made lot
pressure ot the weight- aud importance of loving goddess “Kali.’’ We did w
what he ia taking
as well as under day’s sacrifice, but the blood wm i
too consciousness that he Is preserving which flowed from
tne words of tho man at- whom all Europe offering, which is severed byoosM
is looking. ”—John P. Jackson in New the high priest. I was looking!^
with her neoklace of skulls thro*
opera glass. I saw the priest
Ixkttu’to Collection of bboes. r
some disrespect to the deity. I
The intellectual ami imaginative Jack
glass. He marveled at the hire
St. Maur haslieen telliugsome interesting
image assumed. I then turned the
stories about lxitta’s unprecedented col made him look through the diming
lection of shoes.
“ Wew! Wow 1 W-o-w!" wu hk ,
“Why, gentiemen,” sold the enthusias
tion of surprise.
tic relator, "there are vtlvet shoes, satin
After making our offering I **
■hoes, silken shoes, canvas shoes, grass
cloth shoes, Turkish ami morocco-sUppers, light my cigar in the court with a u
and sandals from Borneo and far oft Sara ing or sun glass. I saw liis rev ww»
wak, where Rajah Brocke, whose charm to see the thing. I motioned hia lol
ing wife is an old schoolmate ot Lotta’s, his hand. His face wore an exrn
holds supremo sway^over his heathen sub sweet innocence as the raysot the on
jects. There is one particular pair of to brighten on the back of hia flat,
slippers made from the skin ot a favorite they got to a little focus and shot a b
cat that quitted catterwauling and noc into his brown skin he uttered i
“Wowl wow! oh, wow! w-owp |
' turnal adventures some :wo years ago. If saw such merriment as the other one
you ask Lotta what these slippers are
made of she will tell you with a mla- attendants exhibited, and the good di
chievous smile that they are ‘peau de seemed hugely to relish the joke,
Yon can’t imagine anything noticed that every now and thee to
rnmfnrtnbln. . It really must look at the little roasted spot and rebl
be that the spirit of that departed tortoise his other hand. He ~iH Hmria
shell auimates those slippers; for as truth hereafter.—Carter Harrison in (M m
is my witness, I have heard Lotts make a
The “Three Sixes'* Alar*.
sort of purring soun<’ •'•¡.ea putting them
on. Lotto’s size? On, come now, what’s
Speaking of fires, one occamsity
the use Of making all the women in the the remark that the alarm
world envions’ You probably don’t ra- sixes.” Now what is meant by ‘Iter
mensber Cinderella's size. Well, it’a my lean enigma to most person, It I
belief that the glass slipper would fit Lotta larly supposed it is a general slant <
very well Anyway, her feet have played bring to the scene of action all tto
as lively a part as her face in the extra paratus in the city. This issnM
ordinary success she has won.”—Detroit ‘ three sixes" are substantiallywq^
double third alarm. Fire and
journal devoted to the firemenk
explains that ordinarily a third i
Blood Betting.In Persia.
out an average of eleven «<im
In Persia blood letting is the same pan
and four hook and ladder compi
acea for well nigh all fleshly ills to day
“three sixes” sent out after a thiid
that it was with our ancestors in the days
been sent in will bring out, i
of bluff King Hal. In the spring every
Persian hies him to the barber snrgeon to twenty-two ongines, eight hook i
compixpes, two water towers, Ito
have that professional phlebotomist re
assistant chiefs and several chfe
lieve him of, say, half a pint of blood.
Or»e sunny March morning I sat up on the taiions. These numbers mifbiu,
ba la Ivhana of a village cliapa house and according tn the location of th* in
The full force of the New T«rt
watched the barber bleed.,a goodly share
of the whole male population. With his pertinent coneist* of flfty-Bre *”
arms bared to the elbows, a bunch of raw paniea, eighteen hook and ladd*
cotton in lieu of lint beneath his arm, and two water tower», two fir* boat
his keen edged Yazor insetted beneath his of department, two a^Maal
cap, the traveling tonsorial artist took up twelve chiefs of battalion*. 1WB
his position on the bank of the irrigating can.
ditch that ran through the village of I»as-
Wives of Newspaper ■
Candidates for his services soon
There are not a few newspaper I
began crowding about him. Each sturdy wives are constant helpmates in ti
ryot bared his’right arm to the shoulder, sion. The wife of Frank G. Cai>
aud got one of his neighbors to bind a
Washington correspondent,toed to'
handkerchief tightly just above theejbow.
day, from a seore or more of te
He then presented himself to the baiber.
articles which might in future be
The tonsorial artist pressed out with his her husband. These she would date
thumb and forefinger the small vein he file away in envelope^ in a cabinet I
wished to slit, and, with the air of a man the purpose. Consequently, Mr. C
who knows his profession and ite import
has lots of clippings on any subject
ance, deftly inserted th** point of bls razor.
ever written about in the public pn
The blood spurted out in a tiny stream; says it is the best thing Of its kind
the Wllagers sqnatte.l down on their
enee, and his wife is responsible for
haunches and watched it bleed, occasion
ally working the elbov joint to stimulate York World.
the flow. Half a pin* i. considered about
Th« Alligator a Delsti*
the correct quantity for an adult to lose
The alligator is a snore and a i
at one bleeding; the barber then com
generally speaking. Those who i
pletes his services by binding on a small
we him basking numerously up«
wad of cotton.
of every river and creek, for alii
Many prefer being bled in the roof of
like the picture book crocodile
the mouth, instead of in the arm. I ob Infancy, are doomed to bitter i
served that these were old men mostly,
menl Except in rare cases, be do*
and judged them to be knowing custom
ers, who had wise theories of their own as The mighty hunters of Gotham '
down every winter to shoot and fiihi
to why the mouth bleeding was prefer
ern waters have pretty nearly wipm
able to the others. I have seen as many
alligator, and have scared the teffj
as thirty or forty of the Persian barber’s
his visits are as few and far bef
patients squatting In a low row on the
On the Ocklswaha ««■
bank of a stream or ditch, each one let angels’.
ting the little stream of blood from arm shooting is now prohibited by law, I
slipping from the ■
qr mouth spurt into the water.—Thomas
into the water, as the steamboat*
Stevens in Inter Ocean.
excursionists glide by.
But big ones are scarce, and»
tng blow to find the largest to be
formidable after all Little onesai
alive by hundreds and farmed i
dealers in curios, who drive a^
trade in them, and beguile «W
into purchasing the unattractive p
their will Alligator teeth are
pins of various devices, all M"
and into cuff buttons, banglre a
naments, which, it is to be ■!
»me admirers, as thousands tf*
the course of the season.-J***
Cor. Boston Heralds
food. Longing for meat for i
children, many go by night Io
or two. When game-keeper,
in the poor fellow, are mi
branded aa poachers. Th. <
New South Wale., instead of L
expert, in the art of snaring Js
meat as fast aa the rabbitoTZ'
inviting men who, with vile pete,
to spread disease among the
they may die an awM
death, the flesh and skin also tahw
The Englbh government *iid“Z
at greet expense in watching ud
the very men in England who»-,
valuable in Australia. • If tte,
them ‘•poacher,’’ a fm, n.2^,?
and the head, of governing'Ite
take them by contracting to nZ
with a homestead, when th, rtet
caught, they would do it right,
time, farter than th«ae pojJZ?
doctor. By employing artuTh
millions of dollar, might be mad, j
served rabl.it moat. Ilow mueb
ible to make money of the flmhmdi
the quantity should be inimeanml
price down very low *o much Ite
The iioncher, would mako motarn,
cents per rabbit, aa they would atch
averago of 200 every day, and sand
number at flrrt. The delicto« fn
than be taken to England audutl»
within reaeji of every half «Urnd
turalor other laborer. -Georn o„
New York Herald.