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About The Oregon register. (Lafayette, Yamhill County, Or.) 18??-1889 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 30, 1888)
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The Oregon Beffieter.
PACIFIC COAST SEWS.
dead o¥ the sidewalk .
SMART YANKEE GIRLS.
Good W*« m Made by the tllioe-SUtchen ol
Perhaps you would like to know
what part of the work of boot-making
Is done by the girls. After thè shoes
are cut out they are sent upstairs' to
the work-room, together with the lin
ings. Sixty pairs, that is, a caso, are
tied up together. The linings are
stamped with a number of boot and
last, and below this the number of the
When the boots go into tho stitching
room they are given to one set of girls
to have the seams sewed; the next set
« of girls stay them at the back; the
next sew the linings In; they are then
turned smoothed by another set; the
buttonholes are then made; the but
tons are put on, the vamps sewed on,
and then they are ready to be soled,
the men take them from that point.
Some of the girls can do four cases a
day. although that is a large day’s
work. Three cases are about a fair
average and a girl does not call herself
a “smart worker” who can not do this
a without working her full ten hours;
they can do it in nine or nine and
a half. A b they work by the piece
they can do more or lees as they
please. If they feel indolent they
will not do so much; it they
feel like “putting in,” as they express
it, they will do more; but throe cases
are a' fair average. They are paid
81.10 a case and the girls earn from
|15 to 820 a week; they sometimes go
- as high as 822 and there have been
girls who have, when they worked
their full time during the week, made
* from $24 to 825, but these are Isolated
The buttonhole girls epn easily
make 3,600 a day; they often run up
to 4,000, 4,500 and oven 5,000; but the
latter number is attained only by the
. swiftest workers, who w^ork up to
-, ' their full time of ton houf*s. A good
' 9* considered from 8,500 to
i®1 machine does about all
■ tbe Work; tho
the one in cbargo has to set
It, then it does tho rest itself. It is
one ot the most Interesting machines
to watch that Is used in the room; al
though the joker of the wholo affair,
tbe .one tHut seems to play at work, is
the machino that sows on the buttons.
'The way tbe bottons come out of the
little hopper at tho top and oome on
to the boots at tho bottom of the ma
chine is like the trick of a nocroman-
cer.— Boston Herahl.
A Fearful Leap.
George Daily, serving a, term of
three years at Ban 'QueUtlb State
prison, in California, for assault to
murder, attempted suicide by spring
ing from the top of the building to
tbe ground below, a distance of
seventy-five feet. His injuries are be
lieved to be fatal. Tbs cause was des
Almwat Decapitated Himself.
At the wintering farm, of Wallace
4 Co., near Peru, Ind., a valuable ring
horse was turned in a field, and in D evoikd to th « I ntioiests or F armers
arto S tockmen .
some manner became entangled in a
barbed wire fence, and before he could
be tAkencui, had nearly cut his head
Low wagons should be preferred on
off, but fortunately not severing the
..The difference in the labor
He will die, although
every effort in being made to eave him. required to load an unload a low wag-
on, as compared with a higher one, is
very great. Broad tires are also better
While delerious from tophoid^, fiver th in those that are narrow.
Mrs. T. J. Lynch, the pretty wife of a
I’ irmers ii^ tbe section of New South
wealthy man of New York, threw her
self from the third flxir window of the Wi.l s that are suffering from drought
Bristol apartment bouse, Fifth avenue find < onsolution in the fact that the
and Forty-second street. She struck dry b ell has cut a wide swath through
head foremost upon a glass skylight, the rabbit armyv In some localities
about four feet in d'ameter, which there a e scarcely any of these pests
formed a portiou of the ground of-tbe left.
Rattlesnakes have been unusually
yard, and crashed through the half
inch plate as if it were pasteboard. numerous in Georgia this year, and
Tearing between tlm ragged edges of their increase is attributed by news
the brokeu glass with the fearful feloc- papers of the State to tbe enforce
ity gained by her fall of thirty feet, ment of the stock law, which pro
tbe woman’s body passed between two hibits tho hog, the rattler’s greatest
iron girders just twelve inches apart enemy, front roaming at large.
and landed, after another fall of about
twelve feet, torn, bloody and dead
The general farmer, with tws liun
scarcely a foot from where oue of th?
dred acres of land, should keep fifty
bakers was at work at a range.
sheep for utility’s sake alone. Such
To a Desolate Home.
men can afford to estimate the value
Samuel Shelly, a prominent fanner of sheep from the standpoint of meat,
who resides a mile and a half east of ferdlit' and the general advantage of
Wabash, Ind., arrived in the city fa a the farm, regardless of the raaiket
LBjge with his family and a basket price of wool.
the charred and blackened
It costa nothing to be gentle with
bones of his twelve-year-old son. The
family had made an excursion to the cows, and it pays s big interest.
Howard County, to visit the family of .The cultivation of the habit of gentle
Jacob.Coomler, formerly neighbors of ness when among the cows is big
Sholly. At an early hour in the morn money in the pocket of the owner. If
ing the two families were awaked by a we shall stop to think we shall won
stifling'smoke. They rushed out as der when we consider the rough wuy
fast as possible, but little Willie was in which heifers are often handled
unable to get up and perished in tbe that there are no mdre kicking cows
flames. The other persons lost their then there are.
clothing. The houee was totally con
Michigan Agricultural College ex
with wheat show that salt
Fired on a School Girl«
As Wilbur 8. Jordan; aged about lessened tho yield of wheat, 150
5rounds being'sown to the acre. Prof,
sixteen years, was returning from
lohnsbn inclines to think that one
school at Bellefontaine, Ohio, pointed and a quarter bushels of seed gives
a revolver full in the face of Miunie the best yield.
.The old Clawson
Brubaker, a handsome seventeen-year- seems to retain, in good degree, those
old school-girli and saying, “Your qualities whiehjuve made it popular
money or your life,” discharged the for a longer term of yearo than most
weapon. The ball struck her just be other varieties.
low the nose, and, passing through the
lip, knocked out several teeth. Unless
When a man is too fat the doctor
complications arise' she' will recover. recommends him to eat lemons and
He did not know it was loaded.
partake of acids to reduce his flesh.
Damaged a Sewing Ulrl.
All these thingB the farmer knows.
Miss Jennie Quick, formerly a sew But strangely enough be forgets them
ing-girl iu the employ of Lefris Nay- all when he stands in the presence of
tor, a dry goods dealer, of 'Kansas the sour swill barrel.
City, Mo., was awarded 87,000 against would think of feeding a human baby
him. Some months ago Naytor ten on sour milk, but her husband will
dered her a check in payment for her drive ahead and feed the calves aud
services. She wanted cash, and in pigs on sour milk, and evep look you
the quarrel which ensued Naytor full in the face and tell you that the
ejected the girl, who is only seventeen calves will thrive best on sour milk.
years of age. Her arm was broken
Every young person knows that
and Bhe sued for 810,000 damages.
nut?, after they have dried somewhat,
The jury returned a verdict for 87,000
are sweeter-than when first gathered.
after ten minutes’ deliberation.
But the drying process goes on until
The lust ninety-five babiea born "in they, especially chestnuts, become too
Vanceburg, Ky ., are all girls, and every hai-d to be eatable. These and other
body is puzzled by the phenomenon. nuts can bo kept from becoming too
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dry by mixing them with sand. If
Paris is said to be full to •Overflow mixed wnh an equal bulk of sand, in
ing with ladies from all parts of the a box or barrel, and kept in A. cool
place, tho nuts may be preserved iu
woild seeking the latest fashions.
an eatable condition until spring. ,
The oaptain of the steamer Mexico,
which arrived at San Francisco from
Victoria, reports that, on Sunday night
POISONED BY EATING WILD PEAS,
Ronald Charters, a steerage passenger,
created a sensation by jumping from
the deck of tbe steamer. The vessel
was stepped as soon as possible and a
.4 «M the SldewalM.
An old man named C. E. P. Wood boat was lowered, but owing to dark
ness was unable to rescue Charters.
was found dead pu lb® sidewalk in
Shat While l-lacaping.
East Oakland, Cal., by Henry Week,
John Atkins, arrested for burning
who lives near by. Wood was on his
way from a grocery store, where he railroad property, while being taken
had been with his little eon. It is sup to jail by Deputy Constable MaGee at
posed he died of heart disease. It is Los Angeles, Cal., made a break for
said that he was, until lately,a wealthy liberty.
He was fatally shot by
miller of Port Townsend, but having McGee.
lost his wealth, be has been employed
Fire at Talar«.
by the Central Pacific as a laborer.
Fire broke out on Front street, in
Polsoosd by Kalt»« Wild Peas.
Brennan’s saloon, at Tulare, Cal. It
G. Thompspn shipped 150 Spanish
burned the saloon, Farmer & Rendell’s
meriiih bucks to Ritaville, W. T., from real estate building, and Briggs A
Pendleton, fer sale.
Sunday they Hollowly’« meat market. Loss on
were turned out of the enclosure and buildings and stocks burned, 812,000.
driven to the hills for a day’s feed. Ten or twelve stores were emptied ' fa-‘
Monday night thirty-two had died to the streqte making a lieavy loss to
from eating wild peas. Many more stocks; partially ipsured.
are sick and will undoubtedly die.
These bucks belong to the Ross estate, A Candemned murderer Married.
John McNulty, of San Francisco,
and are known all over this coast as
excellent breeders and of fine stock. condemned to be executed for the
The loss is 815 per head.
murder of James Collins, a longshore
man, was married fa the county jail to
A Stage HeK I ».
Kate Rear, who recently procured a
divorce from her husband, David
Cal., neared a place called Nigger Tent, Huber, on the ground of desertion.
A masked man appeared at the top of
the grade with a gun, which he pointed
at the driver and ordered him to throw
out the mail bags and express box,
which was done. He was then ordered
A Terrible Deed.
to drive on. The express box was
The cabin of Marie Berthune, of
found broken open and its contents
taken. The box contained bullion, , Pittsburg, Kan., widow of Louis Ber-
bar and coin, amounting to about ' thune, one of the miners killed in the
12,500. The mail bags were taken Frontean explosion, was discovered to
aW*y. Nothing has yet been heard be on fire. Before the flames were ex-
of the robber, although officers are on tinguised the widow and four of her
children were burned to death. The
eldesLchild, agirl of 9 years, who suc
•'•*? An Kxtenslve Fire.
The total loss by the fire in San ceeded in escaping,' said her mother
sent each of the children off to bed
Francisco is estimated at 8127,000,
with a kiss and then sat down near the
divided as follows : McCue’s carriage stove. The girl cohld not sleep, and
factory, 860,000, insurance 815,000; lay watching her mother, who, after
Fink <k Schindler’s furniture factory Binging for some time, took a can of
855,000, insurance 815,000 ; Prindle’s coal oil and poured it over herself,
shoe factory 88,000. insurance 86,000; bed clothes and children. The grief-
and another loss of $4,000.
stricken woman then set fire to some
pieces of paper and scattered it about
Fire at Sea.
The British ship Strathearn, which the room, and Boon the whole place
arrived at San Francisco from Swan was in flames. The girl jumped from
bed and bolted for the half-open door.
The Different Forms of Execution in U nb sea, reports that on August 21st the Her mother, whose loose dress was
coal, which formed the ship’s cargo, burning fiercely, caught her fa her
in Various Countries.
Now that the mode of executing caught tire in the main hatch. A por arms and tried to prevent her escape.
criminals I. again attracting the at tion of the cargo had to be jettisoned The girl fought for freedom, her strug
tention of humanitarians, and it has to get at the fire, which was not ex gles being strengthened by tne death
been thought that an entirely now tinguished for twenty-four hours.
shrieks of the other children, who
method of taking tlfe, namely, by
were writhing fa the flames that were
Fatal Nliootln« Affair.
electricity, should bo adoptod, the fol
Charlie Garrett, colored, and Joe fast consuming the cabin. Mrs. Ber
lowing summary of different forms of Morgan, white, commenced shooting thune passed her arms around tlie.
struggling child’s body, and, unmind
execution Is opportune: Auto da fe, or
execution by tho Spanish Inquisition, each other in Angus MoDonald’s sa ful of the fire that wan slowly burning
her, endeavored to hold her, but her
'usually by bvrning, beating with
clubs, practiced by the South African resulted in the wounding of two by strength soon gave way before the aw
standers named James Shannon and ful torture. The girl finally made one
A female school-teacher in Amador
tribes; beheading or decapitation,
William Lynott. Shannon was shot
known to the Greeks, Romans and through the abdomen-, and is not ex more effort to tear herself from the county, California, is an ardent sports
JewB. and use/ formerly in England pected to live. Lynott was shot through maniac. Released from the arms of man. She killed eight quail at one
and France, and now In China and the shoulder, and will recover. Neither her mother, the girl staggered through shot a few days ago.
Japan; blowing from cannon, employed of the shooters were hurt, and one es the door and fell headlong into a ditch,
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in quelling a rebellion amoug ths caped. Charles Garrett, one of those from which ahe was rescued a few
It is estimated that in England one
Sopoys In India; boiling, formerly used who did the shooting, came iu and minutes later by a party of miners.
man in five hundred gets a college ed
in England in tbe ease of poiaonors; gave himself up. He was also shot in
Kidnaped n School <9lrl.
ucation, and in this country one in
burning, a familiar mode of execution the arm.
Nelson Moore, a widower with six every two hundred.
in tho time of tho early religious per
children, living near Huntersville,
A Hotel Burned.
secutions; burning alive, employed
Pocahontas County, W. Va., a few
Miss Susan Winter, of Wheatland
among barbarous tribes and even in
days ago stole a fourteen-year-old
civilized countries; crucifixion, a very about twenty-two miles from Los An daughter of M. W. Gordon from Montana, is engaged to be married to
ancient form of execution; docimatlon, geles, Cab, caught fire from a defec school, and hid with her in an unfre a young man named Spring. Another
employed by military tribunals, where tive, flue in the kitchen at midnight, quented point fa the mountains. ‘He case of Winter lingering in the lap of
every tenth man was chosen by lot to and was totally destroyed, with nearly started to leave the State with her, Spring.
die In eases where a large number of all the costly furniture. Lose, 890,- but was captured near the .Virginia
A wonderful real estate dealer does
soldiers mutinied; dichotomy, or 000; insurance, 845.000.
line by a party who had been follow business at Gladstone, Mich, He
bisecting mentioned in the Bible,
ing him, and was lodged in jail at
Beaten is Death.
won’t sell a lot unless the buyer sigus
where it is written man were drawn
William Slack, a railroad laborer, of Huntersville. The girl’s father was
a forfeiture contract not to allow
asunder; dismemberment, used in
Franco in the seventeenth contury; Los Angeles, Cal., while asleep, was at Moore, neither taking effect. whisky-selling on tho premises.
drowning, in vogue in ancient Syria,
Moore wanted to marry the girl, and
A St. Louis doctor has removed the
Greece, Romo and Persia; oxposure to gan. There was no provocation for has dodged her steps for two years.
brains from- a dozen different frogs,
wild boasts, on ancient custom; flaying the crime. Lannagan was drunk at
alive, formerly used In England; flog the time.
George Wetherell, of Denver, Col., and healed the wound and let them
ging with a knot, used in Rbssin; gar-
go. They went off as if nothing had
A Lose Highwayman.
Charles McKane, of Pueblo, happened out of the usual, and, it was
rotlng, a punishment originally de
The Redding and Weaverville stage
to start with him for the mountains
vised by the Arabs and Moors; the
was robbed by one masked man about to visit a mining camp. Nothing plain that they .had lost notning of
value. A frog whftih depended on his
more was heard of McKane until his brains instead of bis legs would stand
poisoning, hanging, pounding in a
mutilated remains were found in a mighty poor show in.a puddle near
mortar, precipitation, pressing to
death, the rack, running the gauntlet, robbed them. Two treasure boxes Beaver Creek. His head had almost a school-house..
been severed With an ax, while his
shooting, stabbing, stoning, strangling
The town almost enmasae turned out body was shockingly mangled. Weth-
According to the census of 1880-81,
and suffocation.— Chicago News, V
in pursuit of the robber.
erell had murdered his victim while the last one taken, there were at that
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Cotton-Seed Makes Cheap Beef,
he slept. He then abstracted 8238
The Crime was J ■.tillable.
from McKane’s pocket, stole his team time 20,980,626 widows in India, of
A series of feeding testa at the Penn
Edward Dolan, the young man who and drove to Denver. He could not whom 669,000 were under nineteen
sylvania Agricultural College, very
shot and killed his father tho 4th fast., satisfactorily account for the team, years of age and 278,900 under four
- carefully conducted, show unmistak
teen years. According to the native
ably that ootton-seed meal at current near Sacramento, Cal., was tried be and the police arrested him on sus custom, none of these widows are at
. prloes is one of the cheapest feeds for
liberty to marry again. The same
’'fattening animals. After three winter, and discharged by the court. Twenty A bloody ax wm found in his wagon it census gave the total female popula
appeared certain that he committed
of feeding experiments, it wait fo#nd
father’s character was violent and that murder. When tho news of McKane’s tion at 99,700,000, and of these only
that if ootton-seed meal is judiciously
young-Dolan waa a splendid young death was received the suspicion was 200,000 were able to read.
combined with corn meal it can taks man.
verified. Wetherell was sent to the
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the plaoo of more than its Own weight
Charles F. Peck, a retired lawyer of
penitentiary on a life sentence eigh
A Bratal Harder.
of oorn faoal. It was also evident that
teen years ago for the murder of a Englewood, N. J., startled the people
At Ban Fernando, Cal., Wm. Lani sheep herder, but, under tbe law passed
when the price of cotton-seed meal is
in a New York horse-car recently by
not much greater than that of corn gan entered the room of William two years ago, making twenty-five asking a policeman to take charge of
meal, tho former can bo fed profitably Stock, and pulling him out of bed years tho maximum imprisonment, him, saying that he wrs getting sick
to beef cattie. Since this statement is jumped on him several time«, inflict Wetherell, with his commutations for and thought that it was yellow fever.
made without any reference to the ing a wound from which Stock died good behavior, seoured a release. He There, was a great scampering out of
manurial value of the two meals, it toon after.
The cause whiob was taken to Canyon City and placed the car, but a physician who was sent
certainly is not exaggerated. Many promted Lanigan is unknown.
iu the penitentiary, aa there was talk for found the patient suffering, from
fartnore do not know that the quantity
of lynching him.
heart trouble, aud without any symp
of nitrogen, potash And phosphoric
toms of yellow jack.
George Thain, a brakeman, waa run
acid contained in a ton of oorh meal la
so small that it would cost only about over and killed by an engine at the
A few days ago the machine works
Bernard Meyer, of (JmaliH, recently
|6 to buy as much of these elements In railroad yard at Fourth and Town send at Worthington, Ind., -cast a small felt a slight pain under his left shou •
the form of commercial fertilisers. In streets, at Ban Franoiaco, and waa
canyon, to be used in firing enluten. der. Tbe pain soon became intense
ootton-seed meal, on the oontrary, the killed.
He waa standing on the A charge was beiffg tamped into the and a doctor was sought. An exam
amount of plant food it contains is so board that rervee a switch engine for gun, when a premature explosion oc faation of the spot revealed a hard
great that It will oost 828 to supply ta a cow catcher, and fell in hoot of tbe curred, bursting the gun into many subetanoe, which, on being extracted,
the form of commercial fertilisers the locomotive. He was knocked to one frsgmonta.
A machine works em proved to be a needlo fa good condi
manurial elementa contained In one side, and the wheels passed over his ploye, George Dyer, Ntoo Strack by the tion. Meyer has no recollection of a
ton of ootton-seed meal. Certainly no left leg, and be died noon after. Thain flying missiles, and his right leg man needle baviag entered his body, but
more arguments should be needed to waa a Beotohman, M years oU, and gled near the body in a horrible man- hia mother says that it occurred when
he was an infant, fifty-four years ago.
convince cattle feeders of the proflta, unmarried. Bo far aS know* tie bad
both direct and indirect, to be derived no relatives in this country.
A New York bachelor, over seventy
from this food, since moat of its Hewitt, tbe engineer who was run
menu, ml elementa ere retained In tbs ning tbe looomotive, waa taken into
could per- years of age, recently visited Maine,
manure.—Farm and Home.
b is leg the fell fa love with a damsell lees than
tar. He was, however, released on bis
half hia age, was accepted, went home
to prepare for the coming of his bride.
When all things were fa order, instead
of going after his betrothed himself,
he sent bis younger brother.
younger man was pleased with his
fnture sieteHn-taw, so pleased that be
persuaded her to marry him refore
starting for New York.
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It is important to find how much of
any fodder is digested, as well as to
know how much can be grown on an
acreror eaten by a certain amount of
stock, for on the amount digested de
pends tbe result in milk or beef. In
using rough fodder we must add some
concentrated food to make up for it?
poverty in certain elerfients. ■ Bran,
linseed meal and cotton-seed meal arc
hest to make the rations complete.
Brewers’ grains are a cheap milk-pro
ducing food, but at 83 a ton aro not
equal tp cotton seed at 830 a ton.
That labor on the farm enables the
farmer not only to be repaid for such
expense, but also returns a profit can
be easily Shown by a comparison of
crops that demand much labor in
their production and those that call
for but little. A crop of celery, for
instance, is one that keeps the growei
busy, and with extra help, from the
time the seed is planted untii it is
finally banked up for bleaching, and
as compared with corn it gives a much
larger profit, though requiring more
labor. The work is concentrated on a
small area, and the shovel spade and
hoe must be used to a great extent.
The crop, therefore, pays a profit on
labor as well as on the materials of
which it is composed. While it is
proper to economize by using labor-
saving implements, yet where the
cost of labor is one that increases the
profits it is unwise to omit it.
We should preserve with great care
every tree, large and small, beside our
country roads, which are found grow
ing in the right place for shade tree?
to stand. Let those trees be Birch,
beeco, maple, ash, elm, pine, spruce,
hemlock, or any other kind. Any
tree is better than the naked fence
and road. Thousands of good trees
by tb^Maes of our roads are sacrificed
to the ax every year; which, if saved
and neatly trimmed and cared for,
would make beautiful trees in a few
years and cast a refreshing shadow,
by taking a little pains one will be
surprised to liud how many trees can
be found in almost any town by look
ing along tbe distance of a single mile,
and how many may be saved in a
town in a single year without being at
the labor of transplanting. Just make
a careful selection of those to bo saved
among the multitude of small trees
which are constantly springing up by
tho roadside. While from twenty to
thirty feet apart are proper distances
in this work, that rule can not be
strictly observed, bat an approach to
it aa near as possible is desirable.
Z Portland Market Report.
WHEAT— Valley, 81 40081 42|
Walla Walla, 81 32« 1 35.
BARLEY— Whole, 80 85® 1 00»
ground, per ton, 320 00021 50.
SEED— Blue Grass, 12@15c.; Tim
othy, 708c.; Red Clqvcr, 11012|c.
FLOURS— Patent Roller,
Country Brupd, 84 50.
EGGS—Per dos, 30e.
BUTTER—Fancy roll, per pound,
CHEESE—Eastern, 013 jo.; Ore
gon, 13014c.; California, 14c.
VEGETABLES— Beets, per sack,
81 00; cabbage, per lb., lc.; carrots,
per Bk., 8 75; lettuce, per doz. 10c.;
85; potatoes, per 100 lbs.,
40c.; radishes, per do»., 15020c.;
rhubarb, per lb., 6c. lj
HONEY—In comb, per lb., 18c.;
strained, 5 gal. tins, per lb. 8jc.
POULTRY — Chickens, per dox.,
83 00@4 00; ducks, per doz., 85 00@
6 00; geefie, f6 0007 00; turkeys,
per lb., 12|c.
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PROVISIONS—Oregon hsms, 12|e
per lb.; Eastern, 15@16c.; Ea astern
breakfast bacon, 12c. per lb.; Ol,
10@llc.; Eastern lard, 10@lljc. per
lb.; Oregon, 10c.
GREEN-FRUITS— Apples, 8 60
@ 75c.: Sicily Jbmons. 86 00@6 50
California, |6 00@6 50; Naval oranges
86 00; Riverside, 85 00; Mediterra
nean, 84 25.
DRIED FRUITS—Sun dried aj>-
ples, 4c. per lb.; machine dried, 100
11c; pitless plums, 7c,;
prunes, 10@12c.; peaches, 10^0110.;
raisin’s, 82 4002 50.
HIDES—Dry beef hides, 12,013c.;
culls, 607c.; kip and calf, 10012c.;
Murraiu, 10 @12c.; tallow, 404(c.
WOOL—Valley, 15018c.; Eastern
LUMBER—Rough, par M, 810 00;
edged, )aer M, 812 00; T. and <G.
sheathing, per M, 813 00; No. 2 floor
ing, per M, 818 00; No. 2 ceiling, per
M,818 00; No. 2 rustic, per M, 818 00;
clear rough, per M, 820 00; clear P. 4
8, per M, $22 50; No. 1 flooring, per
M, 822 50; No. 1 ceiling, per M,
$22 50; No. 1 rustic, per M, 822 50;
stepping, per M, 825 00; over 12
inches wide, extra, $1 00; lengths 40
to 50, extra. $2 00; iengths 50 to 60,
extra, $4 00; 1| lath, per M, 82 25;
1| lath, per M, $2 50.
COFFEE—Quote Salvador, 17c,
Costa Rica, 18@20c.; Rio, 18020c.;
Java, 27|c.; Arbuckle’s’s reasted, 22c.
MEA'P-Beef, wholesale, 2|@3c.;
dressed, Gc.: »sheep, 3e; dfiBsasd, 6c.;
-hogs, drCThcd, 6J@7c.; veal, 507c.
BEANS—Quote small whites, $4 50;
piuks, 83; bayos, $3; butter, $4 50;
Limas, $4 50 per cental.
PICKLES—Kegs auoted steady at
BALT— Liverpool grades of fine
quoted $18, $19 and $20 fogrthe three
sizes; stock salt, $10.
SUGAR—Prices for barrels; Golden
C,6Jc.; extra C,6jc.; dry granulated
7jc.; crushed, fine crushed, cube and
powdered, 7jc.; extra 0, 6fc.; halves
The World’s Richest Men.
Tho Revue des Deux Mondes recent
ly contained ,an article by C. de
Varigny on the money kings of the
United States, which presents curious
ly sounding statistics about the mil
lionaires not only of th» country, but
of the whole world. According to M.
de Varigny, who derives his infor
mation from an English source, the
millionaire begins not with a million
dollars, but with a million pounds
sterling. The statistical table ho has
borrowed gives for the whole world
absut 700 millionaires. Of those 200
are assigned to England, 100 to the
United States, 100 to Germany and
Austria combined, 75 to France, 50 io
Russia, 50 to India and 125»to all other
countries. Jay Gould heads the list
(for the year 1884) with a capital
reckoned at 1,375,000,000 francs, and a
yearly income of 70,000,000 francs. J.
W. Mackay comes next with an esti
mated wealth of 1,250,000,000 francs.
Then follows the English Rothchtlds
with 1,000,000,000. C. Vandeybilt with
625,000,000, J. P. Jones, 600,000,000,
the Duke of Westminster 400,000,000,
John A. Astor 250,000,000, W. Stewart
200,000,000, J. G. Bennett 150,000,000,
the Duke of Southerland 150,000.000,
the Duke of Northumberland 120,000,-
000, and the Marquis of Bute 100,000,-
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Military Microphone In France.
The military microphone is now being
tried in France, not only togive warniAtfl
of the passage of troops from afar, but to
indicate the different branches of thé*
army in movement and to furnish an ap
proximate idea of tbe numbers ¿T men
and horses on the advance. It consista
of a sounding' plate buried in the sofl
■ across a and along any route, and con
"" by a long wire conductor to the
receiving diso of the apparatus in post-
tion, which has the necessary arrange-
meet far making ths sounds louder and
more readily distinguishable.—St. Louto
-¿- f . '
rattteC <>.1 Fire.
SUPPLIES OF A RESTAI».
Mau, or Which Ar, No.
Long before Lucullan immortalised Si
self by regaling the jeunewe dores ot
with his huudied thousand dollar dlnnenT*
prototype, were I bulging in the
ure. ou a similar scale in Pekin
Chow, for gustrouomy has been amour iu
tine arts in China almost from Uie begiani
of Chines, history. Tbe Chinese chef
official status of at least forty centuries' "
ration. Two thousand years before tbe ChrW.
tian er. ho was esteemed as highly and
as liberally aa ho is today, and now be i. «
•.xxxliiigly well paid.
For example, tbe chef In a restaurant u
Mott street cam« u» New York (rom Ban
Fi oncisco under a contract by which he ii
$100 a month, brides bis board and
Iwigliig, for hlfMTvieea All thin« coJa
ered, thia salary ia fully equivalent to Z
$6,000 a year paid to such chefs tin preaide in
the kitcheiu of tha Hoffman house, potniftni.
co’s. the Uiiiou League club and the Vander^
bilt mansion. The Mongolian chef, to jud»
by I xjc- A h, who ts the 4 istin^iiiabed Indi vidua!
mentioned, is curiously like his Caucasian
Volleague in that he is dignified, egotistical
petulant and thoroughly independent Un
like the Caucasian, however, the great man
of tbe Chinese kitchen believes iu working
himself at the simplest tasks inorder to keen
toi w wetf in practice.
In taking charge of the kitchen of a great
restaurant his first work ‘is to supply himself
with a groat variety of spices and condi-
nents, and in this particular ho fc imw
qualified to give pointe to the jaded sybariti
of the Occident In his stores will he black,
white and red pepper,.us well as the
of the tropics; curry, chutney, mustard,
ginger (tho favorite spice of the east), green,
dried, pickled, sweetened and pulveriad-
see-yu, which is the father of soy and ths 1
grandfather of Woreestci-shiro sauce; olivs
oil, peanut oil, cotton seed oil, clarified butter
(tbe gheo of India); ouions, shallots, chives,
leeks, garlic, fu^ua and su-qua (highly cul
tivated bitter cucumbers); ma-tai, for which
there is no English name; orange and lemon
peel, vinegar, lemon juice, powdered crab
and lobster shells, a curious preparation con-
taiuing iron, half a dozcu forms 'of dried
mushrooms, aud not lass than Ufty powerful
condiments and spices unknown to Americans'**
and having no English names.
In every kitchen is a stock of standard
foods, but a few of which are familiar to tbe |
American eye. Among the more interesting
are smoked chicken, duck dud pigeon, which, |
unliize our smoked meats, retain the natural
ctrtor and appearance; shrimps, prawns, j
oysters and clams which have beeu dried by
soijio mysterious process, unknown to us, |
until they are as hard and durable os wood; !
a fish that suggests sardines iu oil, but which
is a foot in length, from two to three pounds
in weight, ¡tacked in n sardine box a cubic '
foot in sizo; dried fishes which range from a
tiny sprat smaller than but similar to tbe
English wbitebaiti, to a monster eight feet
long, two feet wide, and two inches thick;
preserved cabbage, which is rolled up so as to
suggest n ball of yarn'; L>ean, pea and wheat
gluten in long candy like sticks, which are
made by crushing tho cereal and removing
tho starch by of tan repeated washings; odd
sausages, of which each ono is suspended by
brilliant colored cords, and is stuffed, not
with an indistinguishable hash or paste,
but with alternating die? of fat and
lean meat; huge cans filled w.tb the
famous alible bamboo tips, which look
find smell like huge asparagus, but taste
unlike anything in Christian markets;
water lily leaves, which aro used both as a
food and ns coloring ^material, imparting a
beautiful green.to any white food with which
they may bo cooked; preserved eggs, of
which each oue is embalmed in a rough mass
of quick lime, charcoal and fish glue; sea
sprouts, which resemble a string bean two
feet in length.
Occasionally in the wealthiest establish
ments may bo seen the celebrated birds’
nests, which look for all tho world like irreg
ular masses of coopers’ glue; sharks’ fins,
which arc greenish white pieces of desiccated
soft cartilage; techet-de-la-mor, a mollusk of
a high order, which is a first cousin of Victor
Hugo’s devil fish; and dried sea anemones,
which l>ear the same culinary resemblance to
birds’ nests that snapping turtles do to tbe
diamond back terrapin. Some idea of tbe
luxuriousness of €he Mongol is afforded-by
tho prices ho charges for these delicacies.
Dried clams cost $1 a pound; 'dried oysters,
$1.50; sharks’ fins, $2 to $3, according to
quality; beche-de-la-mer, from 40 cents to$?,
and birds’ nests, from $20 to $50%a dozen.
In Chinese cooking sauces play as import
ant a part as in tho cuisino at Les Freres
Provenecau. For the preparation of these,
as well as for the thiokening of soups and the
concoction of “made dishes,” there t will, be
bowlfuls of tho finest wheat flour and
starch, and of that finest of all amylaceous
foods, rico flour. In this and in other re
spects the stores of the kitchen contain tbe
6ame articles os first class American restau
rant kitchens. Whatever is to be found in
our larders finds a place there, and the
numerous articles mentioned odd tbe variety
which is tlio main distinguishing feature of
”the Chinese cuisine.
The fmmiture of tho kitchen presents a
curious instanco of the invasion of the east
by tbe west, for the cost iron stove or range
is found beside the brick bench used in
China, which greatly resembles the ono rec
ommended by Count Rumford in his ikinoas
studies at the beginning'of the century. This
bench 4s about four feet high, four feet wido
and from ten to twenty feet in length. Al
ono end of it is a large fireplace cylindnau
in shape, two or three feet in diameter ar
three feet deep. This is used in roasting-
The remainder of tbe lop of the bench ba*
several circular openings of different sizca
In tho sides and ends there are smaller fire
places, seldom more than eight inches square.
The fuel used in cooking is kiln dried wood,
hickory or some similar voi’iety being JJ®*
Bnttor Inspection in France.
Among tue roceiK decrees made In Fran«
la cue relating to tbo inspection cf bntter
tbs repression of fraudulent dealings. J
t'uis, special persons are authorised to »*»
samples of butter in any place,
butter i.exposed for sale, stored Ina »«7
bouse or ia u-anait by land or water, no
stacla is to be thrown in the way of this,
nil way bills, receipts, bills of lading, <*
larations must be shown on demand,
sample taken is to bo subjected to » «P«®*
examination. Pure butter, nux-1 butt«,
margnrino, oleomargarine, and sre»
tended for consumption, ior7“r“zL—
transit must bo contained in dosed pacxag—>
and tlie origm and nature of the.me
dise must be conspicuously specified
In every way tbe article to be exporten^
have ito full history recorded.-M»—
An English fireman writes to The Lon
don Fireman his belief tlmt fires may be
put out by a mixture of plaster of ran.
A Temporary I"
and alum. His plan is to throw the mix
Chumley-I m in s little fix today, Brow*
ture confined in n combustible bag upon
the tire. An inc^fmstible puhev block, for nloooy; what would you say >f 1
to Imul np tho bag, musk necessarily be ask you for n temporary loan of a >aadl"
affixed to every building to render bw or Brown-
Well, ChnmJey. if th. loan wdl™
plan practicable.—Frank Leslie s.
The first baby born in Denver was
the daughter of a settler named Har
vey, am) »he was born in 1860 or
In recognition ,of her
enterprise in being born in JJrts camp,
temporary, 1 might Tot you hare tbe two
public-spirited citizens JpKsented ber
with all the land in sight of her
A I’nwerTul Am I.lel,t.
Wlmt Englishmen say is the moat
texes were never paid, Iftd ‘tho land, pcwerfvl are light in the world a in a
now worth 82.00O,0tJO, Ml into other , o „’'T”0 ^L,be We<>i W’ght 1» b <*
hands. The first girl who oqce owned
candle ¡tower, increased by con-
'laK leT9u‘° «,000,000 candle
it all is now s singer in a vanety show
—New \ork Sun.
in that city.