M-Z.il l-WKKK LV r M’.MINNVILLE, OREGON, JUNE 29, 1886. VOL. 1. WEST SIDE TELEPHONE. ------ 1 ss tied----- EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY —IN - * Garrison s Banning, McMinnville. Oregon. THE SONG OF THE JOKE. With hn’r all tumbled and tossud, Willi brain top limivy with fun, A funny man sat in his dingy den, Trying to make a pun. Write! write! write! Half hid in tobacco smoko! And still with a \ nice of dolorous pitch Jle sang •’The Song of the Joke.” —BY — 'Tulinii«»«« 71 'Tiii'iivi*, Publishers and Proprietors. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One year............................................................ Six months............................................................. 1 Three months................................. ........... no Entered tn the Poetoftlce. at McMinnville, Or., as socond-clasH matter. OLD HAYSEED. How He Humiliated the Champion Sport of a Proud Michigan Town. ‘‘Talking about sports,” said a Goth amite to a Daily Kuiu man a few days ago, “reminds me of an experience I once had.' It occurred in Michigan, and it happened several years ago. but the boys haven't got through talking about it yet. There was a great rivalry between the town in which 1 resided and one a few miles distant in all lines of sport. In the athletic line I was con sidered the best, and so whenever any running, jumping or wrestling event was to come off 1 was tlie one to make the trial against all comers. 1 had no trouble iu defeating my opponents in a majority of the events, and as a conse quence the sports o£ tin- neighboring town lost heavily. It worried them more than a little, and in order to get even witli us they put up a job on us in the following manner: While a man who bad lost the most money by my successes, a supporter of mine and my self were lounging about the only re sort in tlie town, a load of hay was driven up in front of the plac e. A long, lank specimen of humanity, dressed iu a blue-cheeked shirt, overalls tucked in his boots, and wearing on his head a straw hat minus a crown, slid off tho load and entered the store. Die new comer pretended to have a severe pain in the region of his stomach, and sought a remedv as au excuse to get into the place. When lie came in Dan, the man who had lost money by betting against me. was handling a pair of thirteen- pouud dumb-bells, which attracted the attention of ttie farmer. Dan asked him if he knew what they were, mid lie sai l no. He was told they were used in jumping, when the granger volunteered the information that tie could beat his paw jumpin’. Dan at once ottered to bet the drinks that the farmer couldn't beat any one < f tho three in tho room. Hayseed objected, sav ing he didn't have lint ten vents. He was forced into the trial, however; despite his protests that if lie lost his paw would lick lrm. mid in the contest was beaten two feet by the poorest jumper. Then he began to cry. Dan wouldn’t let up on him mid asked him if he could do any thing else in the way of athletics. Through li s fear- he re plied that he could run when Dan of fered to bet twenty dollars against the load of hay. which the farmer held at the same price, that he couldn’t beat me running one hundred and fifty yards. Just then a liveryman came in and, after giving us all a blowing-up for abusing a green farmer boy, gave the price asked tor the hay to the granger, and went out. Dan snatched the money out of his hand and told him that he’d got to run, whether he wanted to or not, and finally coaxed him to do so. The report that a match had been made spread through the usually quiet st reel like wildfire, and it was not many min utes before several men from the ad joining town were eagerly taking all the bets they could get, and they wa re many, for my friends rallied around me, and after a glance at the Hayseed read ily offered odds of four to one on my success. The distance was measured ofl, but when I went to the starting point Hayseed was nowhere to be seen. Fi nally I discovered him sitting in a cor ner of a field some distance away, and on getting to him found him blubbering away at the loss of his money. Sud denly he checked himself, and, looking up, asked if we would have a scratch start. A greenhorn never would have asked such a question, and then I knew Dan had run in a ringer on us. While I was thus thinking the farmer slipped ofl’his suit of blue and displayed a beau tiful racing suit. We ran. and I was beaten easily fifteen feet. The alleged farmer I found out was McFaul, a noted runner from Canada, who had been im- ported purposi to down our gang, and •torted purposely be did ’t beautifully to the tune of ............ $2,500. — Chicago Sews. ------- —A Maine fisherman, who used to sail the Southern seas, reports that he law a sea-serpent the other day off Wells. It was like one he once saw in the Caribbean Sea, except that it has grown considerably. It held its head, the size of a barrel, high in tlie air; its eves, as big as saucers, gleamed with a marvelous light, and its huge, open mouth was armed with triple rows of teeth. The paper that reports this says the old salt is not adictcd to drink. — Boxion Journal. —As tlie Boston Transcript learns, “Yankie Doodle” probnblv came from Holland, where a song with the follow ing burden has long been in use among the laborers in harvest time, when th**y receive as much buttermilk as they can drink and a tenth of the grain har vested: Yankerdidrl dno.lel doun, Didel. <iu<le! lantcr. Yanks river iromsr v own. Buttermilk anil tanih, r. The tune was known in New En- gland before the Revolution as • * Lydia Fisher's Jig.” Joke! Joke! Joke! While the printer yells, “(’ep eel” A ml joke .joke joke, With never a sm<l<* of glee; A nd it s, <», to lie a clam In the restful mud to lurk, Where American humor never comes, If tills be Christian work. —St. Louis Globe, AN ELEPHANT HUNT. IIow to Surely Bring the Monarch Down. An American Traveler’» Story of the First On« He Killed—Manner of Trapping the Beast for Showmen—Sagaci ty of Elephant» in Labor. “The day I shot my first elephant,” i said an old British Indian, “willalways be a red letter day in my sporting calen dar. It was in the Island of Ceylon, that pearl of the Indian Ocean, lying at the foot of the great peninsula of Hin dustan, tlie Lanka of tlie ancientsand the Serendib of the days of Solomon the Wise, ami sacred in the eyes of all good Buddhists, for is it not there where the tooth of the great god lies upon the golden lotos leaf? Ceylon is the paradise of sportsmon, tho beau ideal of a perfect hunting country. All kinds of game abound in the low coun try and the vast forests of tlie interior of the island, from the lowly and wary til ing snipe to the lordly elephant. True, there are no tigers as in India, Imt they have an equivalent in tlie stealthy anil fierce cheetah, which, in strength and cunning very nearly, if it does not quite, approach tiie ‘Royal Bengal.’ “On the day in question Iliad started, in company with a friend, from Trin- comalee, tlie British naval station of the island and perhaps the finest har bor in the world, and after driving some forty miles into tho interior we left tlie ‘bandy’ and made tracks into the jungle. IVe were both armed witli express rifles, which in my opinion are. hy.fart'ie best weapons for elephant shooting, and we were in hopes that ere long we would come on the trail of the ‘ani,’ nor were we disappointed, for shortly our attention was drawn by tlie native guides to the young bamboos on tlie side of the path, which bore un mistakable signs that an elephant had been feeding there,' Soon we came on further evidence of his presence, and on we wont, our eyes on the ground, toiling through the jungle after tho ele phant. And, oh, the heat! And, oh, the thirst! Every now and then we had to halt and wipe the perspiration from our brows, and send a native •shinning’ up a cocoanut tree for one of the young nuts, from which we eagerly drank the milk. We were hours toiling after that brute and thought we would never como up to him. At last the trail led right into a sorf of oasis of pallia, or grass land, in tho middle of which there was an island of jungle. The trail went straight into this, so we woro sure that we had Sir Jumbo at last. My friend Jack P. went round to one side while 1 remained on the other, and then we sent beaters in at each end to drive tho elephant out. Suddenly I heard a crackling of brushwood, then a loud trumpet, and Jack’s voice shouting that the elephant had turned and was coming my wav. I remember well wishing devoutly tiiat he had gone in any other direction, but I liad not much time for thinking, as in a minute or so out came the huge brute. He was a ‘rogue’ and a big one to boot. A “rogue’ is an elephant that lias been driven from the herd for some miscon- luet or other, and lie is generally ‘mini,’ wandering about tlie country alone and doing all the damage he can. His hand is against every man and every man’s hand is against him. A ‘rogue’ elephant is the only kind you can shoot, as the elephants in herds are very strictly preserved by tlie Ceylon Government. Well, when this gentle man came out of the jungle he gazed about him for a second or two, and then, catching sight of me, raised his trunk and gave a trumpet that would have made tlie angel Gabriel green with envy, and then charged right at me. Now conies the difficult part of elephant shooting. There is ontv one vulnerable spot on a Ceylon elephant, and that is a small oval spot, in size only a few inches, just above the trunk. You might fire a battery of gatlings at any other spotand failto bring him down, and once I counted eighteen bullet marks in an elephant's skull w' killed, and not one of which had probably given him more than a alight headache. When an elephant charges he raises his trunk so that it protects this vital spot, and trumpets shrilly, hoping by this means, no doubt, to scare the hunter. When lie is with in ten paces he lowers his trunx and at the same time brings hhihead down, after the manner of a bull when charg ing. Now is the time to fire. It is an anxious moment, and for one who was but a ‘Griffin’ at the game it was any tiling but pleasant. There was no friendiv tree near, and there was but little chance of escape through the jun gle if 1 missed, as it would require a knit for me to cut through tho thick undergrowth, while the elephant could go through it like nack-thread. On came the elephant, the ground almost slinking henealn nis ponderous ireau. Would lie never lower that trunk? 1 stood with my rifle at the ‘present’ as motionless as a statue, and, just as he seemed to be right on me, down went the trunk. Crack! went my rifle, aud I had to spring back a pace or two to prevent tlie huge beast from coming right on top of me as he fell stone dead at my feet. The reaction was great., my highly strung nerves giving way when the elephant came down as if cut witli a knife, ami the rille fell from my shaking hands. I have learned better manners since. Soon Jack came up and we had a regu lar war dance round the carcass. The ‘nigger’ was seut up the nearest cocoa- nut and we quaffed a beaker to tne pleasant passage of Jumbo’s soul to the elephants’ heaven. Shooting au ele phant in a herd and shooting a rogue elephant are two very different things. In the first place, as I have said, you are not allowed to shoot . a elephant in a herd under a penalty of two hundred and fifty dollars, the Government using all they can catch for the Public Works Department. This is as it should be, for, before the law was established, there was wholesale slaughter among tlie noble beasts. It was nothing lint •pot’ hunting, as the hunter would lie iu wait where tlie herd went to water and then pick them off at his leisure, and, as Cey Ion elephants have no tusks it was done in mere wantonness. Major Rogers, of tlie Ceylon Rifles, was a famous elephant shot in his day, and lie was credited with having slain with his own gun over twelve hundred elephants. This 1 believe to be a well authenticated fact. He once made a bet that he would kill two elephants with one shot. The way he did it was to shoot the mother when tlie youn elephant was suckling her, and the mother falling on her young one crushed it to death “Elephants are caught in what are known as kraals. They are, caught either for use in the Public Works De partment, for service ia the native temples, or for sale to some European menagerie. When a kraal is to be formed word is sent to the native head man of the village near where the kraal is to be built, and he, in his turn, sends out hundreds of beaters. When the herd to be operated on is located the beaters form a semi-circle and begin driving the animal slowly toward the kraal. At night they build watch tires, and between them the native patrol, armed with white wands, which are quite sufficient to keep the elephants from breaking through. They gradu ally work them up toward the kraal, which is an open space in the jungle with some stout trees growing within it. It is surrounded by a strong stock ade arid has onlvva narrow entrahce. Into this the herd is driven. The herd is generally led by an old bull elephant, and before any attempt to capture an elephant is made this old gentleman must be shot. When the Duke of Edin burgh visited the island a kraal was gotten up for his especial benefit, and H. R. II. entered the kraal to shoot the bull, but ho missed and the bull very nearly did away with young Guelph. In fact he was right on him when a timely shot, fired by a native sitting up a tree and armed witli an old Hint musket, brought the bull’s career to an end. The bull got rid of, the next thing to do is to send in two tame elephants, witli their mahouts, who single out the elephant to be capt ured, The tamo ones then ‘scuddie’ up, one on each side, and profess great friendship for their wild companion, gradually pressing him or her closer and closer until they have him fast. Then a native slips in underneath and quickly makes ropes fast to the wild one’s legs, and lie is dragged by the tame ele phants to the nearest tree, where, after being thrown to the ground, lie is se curely bound and left there to starve for two or three days. He is then quite tame, and when lie rises up ho fj no longer monarch of the forest but ele phant No. 999 of the Public Works De partment, or the great Jumbo of a trav eling circus. “The sagacity of elephants is pro verbial, but few who have not person ally witnessed it can imagine how use ful they are to man in such places a« Ceylon. Without their aid it would have been impossible for tho Govern ment to have covered the island, as it has done, with a splendid network of roads and railways. In some places it would have been impossible to have transported machinery, and without hoisting machinery the great blocks of stone used in the foundations and but tresses of bridges could not hare been moved—but here the elephant came into play, and I have seen the noble beast at work on tile roads, moving a great block of stone into position , , and standing ---K back and eyeing it, and then giving it a gentle push, now on one side and now on the other, until the stone was ---- ------ cor rectly placed. An officer of tile de- partnient told me that the most sa gacious tiling he ever knew an ele pliant to do was on one occasion whim they were unloading some steel piping from a railway truck. The elephant’s task was to carry the piping from be side the truck to a little farther up the track. This lie did hv seizing the. piping with his trunk. But it so hap pened that tlie piping had been oiled in order to prevent it rusting, so that when the elephant caught hold it slipped from his grasp. Ho thought for a mo ment, and then his elephantine mind solved the problem. Near the track was a heap of sand; the animal kicked the piping over to this with his foot, and then rolled the piping backward and forward in the sand. The oil made the sand adhere, after which the elc- pliant took th" piping up and marched triumnhantlv off with it. Could a unman being reason better? No won der the Government objects to such an intelligent animal being indiscriminate ly slaughtered. “Elephants are also in griait demand in Ceylon for service in the Buddhist temples. Every temple has at least half a dozen attached to it, and in some of the larger temples, such as the one in Kandy, where the sacred tooth of Buddha isdeposited, they have as many as fifty. The largest num' er of ele phants I ever saw together was when the Prince of Wales visited Kandy to view Buddha’s tooth. They had a grand procession, or Perahera. in which over four hundred elephants took part. It was a weird sight. It took place at night and the rain came down in tor rents. Every elephant had an accom panying guard of about a dozen devil dancers, hideously painted, who danced round waving torches and giving utter ance to the most unearthly snrieks, while the Prince, arrayed in a gorgeous uniform and surrounded by a brilliant staff, stood on a balcony of the old palace of the Kings o-f Kandy and watched the antics of his mother’s ‘chil dren.’”— Chicago Herald. NO. 5 HINDOO MARRIAGES. AN OPIUM EATER’S STORY Girl» of Eleven Compelled to Marry Boy» Fifteen Year» of Age. Crawling Over Bed Hot Bar« of Iron in Hi« Fearful Frenzy—A Scientific Investigation From an article a Hindoo recently and Its Results. published it appears that marriage in Cincinnati Times-Star. the writer's country is managed entirely “ Opium or death 1 ” by the parents. Courtship, he says, is Tliis brief sentence was fairly hissed literally unknown in India, and the persons who are united in wedlock re into tlie ear of a prominent druggist main perfect strangers to each other on Vine street by a person who, a few till their nuptial day. and often for a years ago well oil’ is to-day a hopeless long period afterward. Every thing is wreck! settled to suit the fancies or caprices of One caii scarcely realize the suffer the parents. To the narties chiefly concerned marriage is a pure lottery; ings of an opium victim. l)e Quincy but, fortunately, Hindoo connubial life lias vividly portrayed it. But who can is not generally a miserable lot, as the fitly describe the joy of a rescued wife is unsurpassed in faithfulness and devotion to her husband. The highest victim? H. C. Wilson, of Loveland, O., for age at which a Hindoo girl is married —with rare exceptions—is eleven merly with March, Howard & Co., man years. The bridegroom is in his teens ufacturing chemists of St. Louis, and and his bride has hardly seen ten cum mers when they are united for life. of the well-known firm of H. C. Wil Many girls have been married when son & Co., chemists, formerly of this they have barely learned to feed them city, gave our rejiorter yesterday a bit selves. of thrilling personal experience in Tlie boy inmate of a Hindoo houso this line. finds himself betrothed by hisfather'sor “ I have crawled over red hot bars of THE CHECKERBERRY. grandfather's command to some girl— iron and coals of fire,” he said, ‘‘in my A IVi il P.ant Which Lately Has Been perhaps an infant of six or seven years agony during an opium frenzy. The old, whom he has not seen; nor does lie very thought of iny sufferings freezes Given a Place in tlie Garden. see her till at the age of fifteen or Among the uncultivated plants may While he is yet at school my blood and chills my bones. I was \>e named the cheekerberry. Why has thereabouts. .ie is sent out to fetcli her home to his then eating over 30 grains of opium not this little evergreen plant, with mother’s or grandmother’s zenana. daily.” ‘•¡low did you contract the habit?” its delicate wh te blossoms of mid-sum There the child-wife takes the lowest ‘‘Excessive business cares broke me mer. and its attractive crimson fruit of place, and becomes at once tlie toy and m d-winter, been given a place iu tlie slave of all the women. She has to down and my doctor prescribed opium! ornamental garden? It is because of learn her domestic duties under the That is tlie way nine-tenths of cases the bel ef that it will not take kindly strict eye of her mother-in-law, and commence. When I determined to drudges on; unless indeed, (as is gen to cultivation; or it is because its erally the case,) there is a widow in stop, however, I found I could not do it. You may be surprised to know,” beauty and usefulness is unknown, If the family to have all the work heap«! lie “ said, “ tiiat two-fiths of the slaves the former, we are glad to be i able to upon her; for a Hindoo widow is the of morphine and opium are physicians. say something from practical expert* cursed of gods and men. However, Many of these I met. We studied even if this be the case, the child-wife our cases carefully. We found out ence. must learn to do her work, which is This plant, when properly treated, I what the organs were in which the ap grows well in the garden, but it often menial, and must absolutely obey petite was developed and sustained; will not do to set it on i culti- her mother-in-law. The husband and vated land and surround it with hot wife pass their lives in two almost en tiiat no victim was free from a demor pulverized earth; under such treatment tirely different tracks, and are brouglrt alized condition of those organs; that it burns and becomes an unsightly up in ideas and associations widely the hope of a cure depended entirely up plant. To have the cheekerberry do different from each other. Beginning on the degree of vigor which could be im well, it must be given s milar treat as wife at so early an ago, and enter parted to them. I have seen patients, ment that it has in its natural home. ing by tho door of marriage cer while undergoing treatment, compelled Those who are familiar with this plant emonies the little girl passes from to resort to opium again to deaden tlie well know that, when found growing on infancy into the duties and trial of ma horrible pain in those organs. I mar laud that has had a crop of white pine ture life, or at any rate into the seclu vel how I ever escaped.” timber cut from it within a few years, sion and imprisonment whu-li are the “Do you mean to say, Mr. Wilson, the plants are strong, and at tlie proper grave of childhood. This dreary life that you have conquered the habit?” season will be found well loaded doom is appalling and most incon “Indeed I have.” w th fruit of very large size. This ceivable to English readers. There is "Do you object to telling me how?” teaches that it is a plant that does uot no divorce in the Hindoo law; and, “No, sir. Studying the matter with ilo ucotiu the.shade, although fre |Uently even when she is cruelly treated or found growing there, witli no fru t on mercilessly neglected, the Hindoo wife several opium-eating physicians, we it but that it is a plant that needssun- patiently submits. Still, tlie only became satisfied that tlie appetite for sliiue.to bring it to full perfection; it thought occupying her mind is the opium was located in tlie kidneys and also teaches that it needs to have the welfare of her husband, whose wrongs liver. Our next object was to find a soil covered with decayed leaves, to and injustices she religiously forgives. ' specific fcr restoring those organs to make A loose and light for the roots to Yet this cruel treatment from her health. The physicians, much against run in. husband is preferable to widowhood. code, addressed their attention to After having repeatedly tried and The Hindoo widow is never allowed to tlieir failed to make this plant grow and marry again. She has no one on a certain remedy and became throughly fruit in the shade, an effort was made whom to rely; .she is subject to unkind convinced on its scientific merits alone to imitate nature as near as possible. ness from every one, and is liable to that it was the only one tiiat could be A small plot of land was prepared by be driven to despair. She has to put relied upon in every case of disordered first covering it with a rich vegetable on the plainest dress, to live only on kidneys ana liver. I thereupon began mould made of decayed leaves, then, vegetables and fruits, frequently to ab using it and supplementing it with my early in the spring, good healthy looking stain from all food, to use no articles own special treatment, finally got fully vines were taken from among the pine of luxury. She. is expected to harbor over the habit. I may say that tlie stumps, and at once set in rows about no cheerful thoughts—to pass her life most important part of tlie treatment eighte n incnes apart; when set, the immured within the four walls of the is to get those organs first into good ground was covered all over with pine zenana, with grief for her only com leaves, or needles, to the depth of one panion. Thus tlie widow drags through working condition, for in them tlie ap or two inches The plants did not her wretched life till welcome death petite originates and is sustained, and in them over ninety per cent of all other seem to realize that they had comes and relieves her. It oft- been removed, but when the en happeas that a Hindoo wife human ailments originate.” “For the last seven years this position growing season opened the new loses her husband SOO 11 after shoots came up very thick, " ‘ ‘ , and on marriage; and then she is initiated has been taken by the proprietors of most of them there were numerous I I into the horrors of a widow’s life ere that remedy and finally it is becoming blossoms, which produced a good crop I she has passed her girlhood. An old an acknowledged scientific truth of fruit. Nothing was done but to man of sixty will not scruple to marry among the medical profession; many keep the grass out. The i ¡ties lived a girl of eight, though he knows that of them, however, do not openly ac well through the winter, and produced a second crop of fruit. It was then she will be an outcast in his house all knowledged it, and yet, knowing they thought be-t to try to grow them by her life after she lias been deprived of have no other scientific specific, cultivation wbhout covering the ground I her husband. Out of the total popula- their eoile not allowing them to use it, with leaves, but the third year under | tion of India there must at least be six they buy it upon the quiet and pre this treatment was a failure, the leaves millions of women suffering iu this scribe it in their own bottles.” “As I said before the opium and mor of the vines sun-burn d and most of way. The last census of Calcutta shows them dropped very little new growth that there are fifty-five thousand widows phine habits can never be cured until was made a d but a few blossoms ap in that city. The more enlightened natives of India the appetite for them is routed out of peared. are strongly in favor of tlie abolition of tlie kidneys and liver. I have tried Next spr ng a new plot will be started infant marriage and the introduction everything,—experimented with ever- and the leaf prote tlon wiil be con of widow marriage; but the enlight tiling and as the result of my studies tinued. with the fee ing that it is neces ened are very few. and custom is om and investigation, I can say I know sary.— Max.ah net's I'louahinan. nipotent in that land. The only im notliing can accomplish this result but provement that has taken place in Warner’s safe cure.” A HORRIBLE DEED. respect to marriage is among the Brali- “Have others tried your treatment?” “Yes sir, many; and all who have A Black Crime Illustrative of the Use al mos, the new theistic body in India, the Knife in Sicily. who do not marry their girls before followed it fully have recovered. Sev they attain their fourteenth year, and A horrible deed of blood committed eral of them who did not first treat who have also introduced the marriage their kidneys and liver for six or eight near Girgenti gives an illustration of of widows. But their head, the late the use of the knife in the island of Sici Baboo Kesliub Chundcr Sen, married weeks, as I advised them, completely ly. Two butchers, father and son, of his daughter when she was only a lit failed. This form of treatment is al the name of Indelicato, who kept a shop tle over thirteen years of age to the ways insisted upon for all patients, in that town, not long since took two Maharajah of Gooch Behar. For this whether treated by mail or at the Love land Opium Institute, and supplemen brothcio named Alfonso and Giovanni breach of faith he was severely blamed ted by our special private treatment, it bv all his educated countrymen, and Cannetoni into partnership, Before the whole of the native press turned always cures." long the Cannetonis began to trade in against him.— St. James Gazette. Mr. Wilson stands very high wher lambs’ carcasses separately on their ever known. His experience is only own account, and disagreements arose, —A very curious device for assisting which ultimately led to a collision be defective hearing has been invented bv another proof of the wonderful and tween Baldassare Tndelicato and Alfonso Dr. F. M. Blodgett, of New York, which conceded power of Warner’s safe cure Cann: toni. They drew their butcher’s lie calls the micro-audiphone. The in over all diseases of tlie kidneys, liver knives ' aim their belts on each other. strument is made of hard xylonite or and blood, and the diseases caused by Alfonso timed a well-directed blow at other suitable material, and is formed to derangements of those organs. We Baldassare. He parried it with his left fit the ear in such a way as to be hardly may say it is very flattering to the pro arm, which was cut to the bone, and at noticeable. In the tube of the audi prietors of Warner’s safe cure that it the same instant drove his knife into phone is a diaphragm of very thin skin lias recieved tlie highest medical en the heart of Alfonso, who fell dead on or rubber, which vibrates when struck dorsement and, after pertistent study, the spot. At that moment a young son by sound-waves, and augments the it is admitted by scientists that there is of Alfonso, aged nineteen, came up waves, anil thus renders them more nothing in materia medica for the res with a bludgeon t< his father s assist audible.— N. Y. Examiner. toration of those great organs that ance. Baldassare struck him to the —Frank Boling, rff Cherokee. Kan., ground, ami then cut his throat across, threw himself on a feather bed that lay I equals it in power. We take pleasure in "as he wopld have slaughtered a sheep.’” 1 on the floor during a thunfler storm. publishing the above statements com Mad with rage, Baldassare then rushed He neglected to draw up his legs, and ing from so reliable a source as Mr. into the shop, and Liking Giovanna, the his feet were touching the floor, when Wilson and confirming by personal ex brother of Alfonso, by surprise, killed the lightning struck the house and perience what we have time and again him with a slash across the abdomen. played about his feet, burning them published in our columns. We also ex Turning then to leave the shop, he in and knocking him senseless. That tend to the proprietors our hearty con dicted a serious wound on a person just . part of his body that was on the.te’d gratulations on the result wrought. srtering. All this occurred within the was not hurt, and a child lying by his «pace of four minutes, the result of the j side was uninjured. All of which may >«• w Myle« of Johnson Type Found, collision being three persons killed and i be used to »bow that, feather beds are are kept in stock by Palmer Sc Rey, * iwo wounded.—zV. Y. Sun. and 111 Front St., Portland. Oregon. | <mnd nieces of refuge in thunder storms.