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About The Telephone=register. (McMinnville, Or.) 1889-1953 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 3, 1886)
est side telephone .
an ;erous Sand Bars Are Passed
Tramps infest Walla Walla.
—The French have taken the Ameri 'I ho Charming Retreat Owned By the How 1 tlie
Navigators of Hie Colorado.
Medical Lake is very popular.
Crown Prince of Austria.
can vetb “to interview” into their lan-
of departure was per
EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
EUensburgh is to have a new bank.
The Crown Prince Rudolph of Aus
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—Tattooing In Japan is practised to tria, in addition to many other desirable feet. No air was stirring, save a slight
Dayton is erecting a new court house.
■Garrisons Building,. McMinnville. Oregon,
Shipping from Tacoma is greatly on such an extent that a law prohibiting pomps and vanities, lias an island of his bn eze induced by the motion of tin
ti e practice has just been passed.
— BY -
own—Lacroma, in the Adriatic, oppo boat, the sky was clear and the atmos
—A French bonnet is
The W. C. T. U. have opened a read
Ragusa; and there in the midst of phere most invigorating. Indeed, it
giraffe capote, and is trii
» with two
ing room at Centrallia.
Publishers and Proprietors.
lovely scenery, surrounded by a trans would almost tempt one to foreswear
The Moscow hook and ladder company
t avel by the dusty railroad train.
—The T wer of London has been re parent sea, he is convalescing after a
are to erect a building.
BUHtiCRl PTION RATES:
The river seemed a labyrinth of sand
recent indisposition. The isle, three
A mineral spring lias been discovered opened to visitors, after having been days
One year................................ . .........................$2 (Ml
bars, and to a passenger it appeared
near Snoqualmie Falls.
, etc., He.
as Monaco, and quite out of the world; marvelous that it could be navigated at
Thru- months......................... ........................
of the dynamite explosion.
Spokane Falls lias enacted stringent
II» »R . &
while the owner is in residence no all. The course tho steamer took was
Entered in tlie Postoilice at McMinnville, Or., ordinances against the social evil.
us second-class matter..
pay two German apothecaries $5,000 a one is allowed to land without a special most intricate, now shooting to one
A daily stage and mail now runs be year each, with board and rooms in the permit. Lacroma formerly belonged to
s de, now to the other, ever following
tween EUensburgh and The Dalles, Or.
palace, and the services of several at- that most unfortunate of monarchs. the deep water. To me the crew were
The Spokane Falls fair and race meet | tendants.
Maximilian of Mexico, who was much most interesting—Indians v h painted
OREGON NEWS ITEMS.
ing will take place September 1, 2, 3 and
—Sixty-nine of her British Majesty’s attached to it, and wrote several little feathers and bare legs, squatting around
■bain claims a population of 31)0.
I big ships are said to be “shams, an- poems in praise of its charms. After the lower deck, all happy and playing
The farmers throughout the Walla I tiques and curios, whose proper place is his terrible end the island was possessed ■ like children among themselves. It was
Lakeview expects to have a bank.
Walla valley have commenced harvest I in a naval museum or colossal marine by a succession of ordinary people, by amusing to see them sitting peacefully
one of whom it was sold to the Arch a omul the steam capstan, some engaged
Panthers are killing stock in Klamath ing.
: bric-a-brac shop.”
duke R 'dolph in 1878. The future Em
The mills are shutting down at Walla
I THE colli! I I .
—An extraordinary fact in connec- peror of Austria lives at Lacroma in the in the highly instructive and entertain
Pendleton is pretty well supplied with Walla owing to lack of water, Mill creek t on with the Russian conscripts drafted
ing occupation of plastering their long
greatest simplicity. When Mat imilian
being extremely low.
train i .
into the ranks in 1885 is shown by’soine bought the isle the only available resi black hair with mud; others singing in
The anti-Chinese party has called a I statistics just published. The total num
a low, monotonous undertone the love
Weston will soon have an anti-Chinese
convention to meet at Tacoma Sept. 4th, ber of conscripts accepted was 847,587, dence on it was an old monastery which sick Indian ballad, keeping time with a
of whom no fewer than 43,830 were century; and in this building the Crown slow motion of their bodies Suddenly
Salem’s jail is having a new cement to nominate a delegate to congress.
would come a sharp, quick growl
A young man named George Henry, I ' Jews.
Prince and Princess live their simple
20 years, has been drowned in
— A great number of important and lives. There are but three good rooms from
A daily stage rims between Salem and aged
Snake river, four miles above Asotin, interesting documents have lately been
ately followed by more growls and sun
dry expressive oaths from the Mexican
discovered in a stab'e lot at Òelvoir
Giant’s Puss has had a new Baptist
refectory, used as a salon de mate on the forecastle desk, then there
For the second time within two months I Castle by an inspector who was sent ancient
chin :h organized.
would be a hurrying and a scurrying
the tub and pail factory of Caughran &
Crops around Weston will be much Knatvold, on the beach below Old Ta I I down to look over the Duke of Rut- imperial bed-rooms are of very’ meager and a tumbling over each othe’ to exe
better than was expected.
coma, has lost its dry house by fire.
Manuscript Commissioners. Many of and Duchesses of the suite have to be cute the order. We had left Yuma only
Tbe Oregon Milling Co. is erecting a
The auditor of Garfield county has had these old documents are of great his- content with the cells of the vanished six hours when there took place what to
large warehouse at Aumsville.
me was a most interesting performance,
an injunction served on him to not make tor'cal value, and among them isadiarv
The plain whitewashed walls but which, as I afterward learned from
Tbe Masons of Grant’s Pass are erect the official count on the local option elec kept by the Earl of Rutland when he monks.
ing a new brick hall.
one of the officers of the boat, is a very
tion until further orders from the Judge was in attendance on Charles I.
The monastery is said to have been I common one on wily Colorado—that of
A Methodist church is in course of con of the District Court.
—The ways of the Japanese post-office built by the citizens of Ragusa as a heaving over a bar. We had arrived at
struction at Lakeview.
Tiie official statement of the Northern are peculiar. In most countries, if the thanks-offering for the stoppage of a
Diphtheria is reported in different por Pacific shows net earnings for May of postage on a letter is inadequate, the great fire. At the beginning of the a portion of the river where it was at
$504,047, and for the eleven months end deficiency is recovered from the ad present century it was partially de least a mile and a half wide, and as this
tions of Jackson county.
May 31, $5,401.228, an.increase in dressee, and if he objects to be mulcted, stroyed by an earthquake, anil has whole space was covered with water the
Dallas will have its new bank building the latter
depth at any one place was exceedingly
case of $104,952.
finished in a few weeks.
the letter is retained :»nd there is an end never been thoroughly restored. The scant. We had been going very slowly
of the matter. It is not so in Japan. scenery of the island is entirely roman
A postoffice has been established on
pany purchased all tlie Columbia county The other day an unfortunate Japanese tic. Beneath a sky which is rarelv for the half hour preceding the climax,
Bully creek in Baker county.
but at last we came to a standstill, and
Polk county has two vacant scholar worth, for $45,625. This brings the in- declined to pay the extra postage, clouded grows a luxuriant tropical were stuck fast and firm. First came
vegetation—groves of orange and myr an order from the pilot-house: “Throw
ships in the Eugene University.
j terest down to a little over 6 per cent- magistrate and fined five dollars for tle, of aloes and figs; a true “land
Eastern Oregon is settling up faster per annum. The bonds run for 15 years. evading
three men and an anchor overboard on
where the citron blooms.”— London port side!” I was aghast, but was con
than any other ;>ortion of the state.
J. V. Bogue, engineer in charge of the
siderably relieved when three stalwart
A brass band is to be formed among work on tlie Cascade division of the (Leucadendron argenteum), “whose
sons of Yuma jumped, of their own ac
Northern Pacific, a few days ago told a leaves shine like burnished metal,” has
tlier Indians at the Klamath Agency.
•‘LET HER RIP.”
cord, over the guard, and stood knee
Tacoma Ledger man that there was room
An anchor was
How Daniel Webster Amused a Host of deep on the bar.
for 4000 men on tlie work and it required
His Ardent Admirers.
throw’ll overboard and picked up by two
considerable effort to find men to fill the
Grant’s Pass wants a Normal School, a plac’es.
On one occasion some Boston friends of them, who commenced striding with
flouring mill and mountain water brought
Governor Squire has let a contract for respondent of the Gardeners Chronicle sent him as a present an enormous it across the bar. Meanwhile the third
boring an artesian well in Adams county,
Indian followed w th two shovels.
I thought the Indians never would
Salem rejoices in tbe prospect of good of five and one-half inch bore, to H. marvelous plant in a garden in the dis sized plow to use on his place. Webster
L n fur
gave out word that on a certain day it stop, thinking that they bad misunder
times, and much new life and private Gray Co., Chicago, the price varying
from $5 50 per foot for the first 500 feet
would be christened. The day arrived, stood the order. 1 trembled for them
to $3 per foot for all work subsequent to flourishing in an English conservatory. •and the surrounding farmers for miles I at the thought of the avalanche of pro
The silver tree would seem to be quite
thefetate University at Eugene city from the first 100 feet.
A dozen fanity that would descend on their de
as well worthy the attention of col came to witness the event.
came voted In ads when seen by the mate To
lectors as many of the orchids for which
by my intense satisfaction the Indiai with
Crops will be good in many places in
high prices arc paid.
a the anchor at last stopped and were
—According to a French paper the great speech on the occasion, reviewing roosting on it at least five hundred
heavy as promised last spring.
cents a quart.
Count de Lesseps was foretold by an the history of farming back to the time yards ahead on the bar. Suddenly there
Sixty white girls now till the places of
Color-blindness is said to have been ancient Egyptian oracle.
It says: when Cincinnati!« abdicated the most shot out from the side of the steamer a
CO. theUhinese at the Oregon City woolen
first reported in 1777.
"Herodotus relates that when Neco, mighty throne in the world to cultivate skiff, propelled by three niuscu .r abo
o, hl mills. They receive $30 per month.
Albany, N. Y., is the oldest town in King of Egypt, undertook the work of turnips and cabbage? in his Roman rigines.
A band of Morrow county horses I the old thirteen colonies.
uniting the waters of the Mediterranean garden. The plow was brought out and
The skiff was loaded to the gunwales
America has 57 law schools, with 269 and Red Seas, by means of a canal, ten oke of splendid oxen hitched in with rope, and on top of that was a
for shipment, stampeded and 130 of them teachers
620,000 men perished in the work. He front. More than two hundred people woollen platform about six feet square.
and 2,686 students.
got off to tlieir old ranges.
There are 733 papers published in the then caused the work to be stopped and stood around on the tiptoe of expecta I afterward learned that this wooden
T. P. Lee who lives four or five miles German language in this country.
consulted an oracle, receiving the re tion. Soon Webster made his appear arrangement was technically termed a
below Grant’s Pass, expects to ship forty
ply, ‘A barbarian will finish thy work.’ ance. He had been calling spirits from “hatch.”
car-loads of melons to Portland and
The gentleman who alighted upon that the vasty deep, and his gait was some
The boat made directly for the Indians
points farther east this summer.
bit of history copied upon a sheet of pa what uncertain. Seizing the plow with the anchor, and, after attaching
“Shades of Death” is the romantic per the paragraph from Herodotus and
The work on the Oregon Railway &
handles and spreading his feet, he the line to the anchor, they placed this
Nawgation Companv’s bridges over Defl name of a place in Parke county, Indi carried it to de Lesseps, who, having yelled out to the driver in his deep, bass platform over the anchor, commenced
etette«, I matilla, John Day and Wallula ! ana.
read it, took his pen and , pended, voice:
to heap sand upon it, and in a short
Probably the deepest well in the world •The barbarian prophesied by the oracle
rivers is progressing satisfactorily.
time had a miniature mountain erected
“Are you all ready, Mr. Wright?”
.cr .tor li
—F. de Lesseps.’ ”
A well has been sunk in Gilliam
“All ready, Mr. Webster,” was the there. The skiff then returned to the
county, the water of which is very slip
reply, meaning, of course, for his steamer, bringing one end of the hawser
The prohibitionists of this country are
with it. This rope was placed with a
pery, and can be used as soap’ for it
The Old Man’s Ultimatum.
cleanses the hands beautifully without
Webster straightened himself up by a few turns around the steamer capstan,
and the performance began. I inquired
e ail dit
“Papa,” said sweet Lydia Hooper, mighty effort and shouted :
from one of the men ami Ascertained
Wl .i le some hay was being hauled in I A large number of Indians are em
MrAtose’s livery stable at Roseburg, his ployed along the Southern Pacific rail "my teacher says I must take up the
The whole crowd dropped to the that the “hatch” was placed over tho
little son Eddie, who was aged 13 years, road in cutting mosquito wood.
•study of etymology this term.”
ground and roared with laughter, while anchor as a weight to keep it from drag
fellfr-.in the wagon and died in a few
A gentleman has just arrived at Bos
“Ya-as,” snarled old Hooper, “I Webster with his bi<f plow proceeded to ging. Every thing seemed ready, when
suddenly a liell rang with a short, quick
ton from a trip around the world, which knowed it would be some new nonsense rip up the soil.— i'hieago Times.
snap, and immediately the whole steamer
SÍ, Mi Brown, engaged in sheepherding he accomplished in five months.
Etymology, eh? And
shook as though she were afflicted with
near Linkville, accidentally shot himself
A New' Haven, Conn., editor recently have the hull house full of bugs and
some mammoth type of ague.
with his rille several days ago, the bullet stopped a street brawl by drawing a pair beetles and grubs and lava, crawlin’
Thi n such a groaning and pulling
taking effect just above the right elbow. of scissors which passed for a revolver. ami flyin’ and streakin’ over every Wliat an Old Timer Considered the Best
Stuff* for Cooking Purposes.
and sliak ng 1 never heard. Ina few
Amp liation was necessary.
A rat recently made its nest out of tiling. Next thing ye’ll be studyin'
Grocer (to clerk)—Say, what became minutes the hawser tightened, and then
A. I. Chapman, school superintendent bank notes at New York. Only $30 in beta ly and I’ll have to buy you a tele
the steamer gave a lurch forwaul.
of Josephine county, died at Kerbyville fragments were subsequently recovered. cope’ and have you settin’ up with a of that barrel of soft-soap?
Then more shaking and groaning of
Tàeeday morning. Mr. Chapman was
A large prairie wolf was captured one long-haired professor spyin’ out stray
the boat’s timbers, accompanied by
elected school superintendent at the late day last week in Manatee county,Florida ; c mints and nebulers. 1 know what it
“That’s mighty strange, for it was shouts of the Indians and discordant
election, and was about to be sworn into a rare capture in that part of the country. is. There's that young chap >om York,
hissing of the escaping steam.
Since the substitution of gas for the that’s boardin’ down at yer Uncle
“Oh, you mean that pale-looking
In a few minutes I could feel the
Tho total amount of outstanding scrip use of coal Pittsburgh, Pa., is said to be George’s. He got to studyin’ trache-
strain perceptibly slacken, and the
in Baker county is $77,140,06 besides out the cleanest city ii. that part of the coun oniety last month, and George says he stuff?”
puffing of the capstan grew less la
standing interest which amounts to $15,- try.
lie blamed if he didn’t carry a mild oi
and the throbbing of the engines
254JD7. The treasurer has on hand in
At a “John” picnic in Pennsylvania, more of macadimized road into the
of the stearner grew more regular, and
cash $4,117,98. Delinquent taxi’s still every son of a man named John was house
two weeks. Tell ye. I wunt
soon she slipped easily over the bar.
uncbllected $34,331,77. The net in given a plate of cake and a dish of ice have it in You
learn to spell before you
The d fference of the engine's exhaust
“Did anybody kick?”
debt dness of Baker county is $47,960,23 j cream.
talk about ¡earnin’ etymology.”— Bur
“Not exactly about the soap, but one through the smoke-stack seemed to my
CY p reports from Polk county are en-
A young man at Lubeck, Tenn., re dette, »a B.’ooklyn Eagle
man came along and said that the last sharpened imagination almost like a
couinging for a good ciop. In the north
west. ?rn part of the county the crops
— A student of womankind explains flour he got here made him slobber like sigh of relief.— Sacramento Hee.
-■ ■ by
the rain, bv the prongs of a pitchfork entering his that belles acquire an interchange of a horse in a white clover pasture, but -
Aron ind Buena Vista the farmers predict
ideas during the summer, and return here comes some one.”
A Man Who Loved His Prison.
The Denver and Rio Grande road has to their houses to put them into prac
a bi yield and the hop growers are
Old-timer enters—Say, got any more
ant. The area of fall sown grain is been sold at Denver to syndicate repre tice during the winter. At Saratoga, o' that lard?
Warden McComb, of the California
I. Scarcely one-fourth of the area is senting the bondholders, for »15,000,000. Long Branch and other fashionable re
“No, sir. just out.”
State prison at Fulsoin, has been plan
■Bin ig grain. The fall wheat is in a very The outstanding indebtedness is only sorts,
“Wush you had some more.
ning extensive improvement« in the
distant part« of the country are thrown
The total fund in the hands of the together in mutual observation, it not W’y it jolts like bein’ punched with a iris in grounds and has had the hearty
le people of Canyonville and vicinity
i petitioned the
ii inniimci 3 VI
of treasurer of the Grant Monument associ in close social intercourse, and the in rail. That's the sort o' viddults I like -•o-operation of Harry, the convict
Dcwglas county for the appointment of a ation of New York is $121,000—little fluences that are more dominant fix the —somethin’ I can feel. Wife don’t like gardener. At the height of the work
ffurv- or and viewers, to view and lay more than one-tenth of the sum original convent'onalities of feminine behavior it, but then she ain’t been uster good Harry’s term expired, and though he
out a wagon road leading from Canyon ly proposed to be raised.
begged hard to stay, he was sent to
for tlie ensuing year. New York sub- livin’."
ville up the South Umpqua, by way of
Andrews, the Georgian, who last year stant ally dictates to the rest of the
"We’ll order you some more.”
San Francisco a free man. Within ten
th« Glasgow ranch, (to which there al- walked from Atlanta to Boston, is now country through the force of numbers,
“Wush you would. You may talk days a deputy sheriff brought Harry
rwd\ is a road) and thence across the on his second trip, accompanied by the wealth and audacity.— N. }'. Tribune. erbout your cotton-seed oil, an’ all that, back. “I've come to stay this time.
HXMntains to a point known as Union same little dog. The peculiar thing
but olil-fashion’ lard is the best stuff fur General,” he shouted, gleefully; “they
—When Miss Annie Middleton was cookin
creek upon the present wagon roa<l lead- about it is flue the pedestrian is 96 years
’ purposes after all. It’s naeliul, ain't smart enough to keep me awa
, naprom Rogue river valley to Fort old.
an’ nobody has ever improved on natur’ from the garden.” He bail plead«-
The people of west Alabama have had
yit. Wall’, good mornin’.
Don't fur- guilty to thefts enough to get a v u
will of the late Ann I’otijade has to sustain losses by two overflows of the pronounced to be one of the most beau g t to order the lard. Say, I wouldn't
sentence within his beloved pi is
been filed with the county clerk of Bigbee river this spring and summer. tiful dresses worn in that citv. The rare if it was a leetle stronger.”— Ar long
walls. — Sacramento Bee.
^^Bon county. She leaves some house That stream was out of its banks last front was o* imported silk gauze, em kansaw Traveler.
hold articles to Joseph and Theodore week anil much corn and cotton sub broidered in marguerites and da’ses.
—izrp earth is one "ot the best ab-
The court train was a rich piece of
EoBja lc. and the remainder of her merged.
lorbents of manures.
hour lold goods to Mary Ann I’oiijade.
• avinowne uudi'ioi ilp,aitn
A prohibitory law went into effect in white plush, bordered with heavy bands
—A cup of strong coffee will remove
To6 Annie Goulet she gives $21). To Nantucket, Mass., on the first day of the of ostrich tips. In the corsage were is to b ■ a-ked to appoint a special i^edi- the odor of onions from the breath.—
Bvmes. $10o. To Joeeph I’ou- present month, and in the morning a some colored tints, which made the eal o liver ‘o inspect workmen employed Exchange.
jade - iOff, for educational purposes. The well-known resident walked the entire effect more pleas ng. Downy white .• cigar factories. It is alleged that
— White «pots upon varnished furni
reejeii ’ of her estate, valued at about length of Westminster street, scattering feathers and illusion veil, dotted with many of the foreign cigar makers re-
♦HBb. she leaves to her step-son, L. H. oats and hay seed Business was ruined, tinv orange blossoms and flagrant ■e tiy imported are unfitted by diso-ise ture will di-appear if you hold a hot
Ponj i le, who is to give to Mary Ann, his he said, and the streets would soon be Marecbal Niel bnds were added.—.V. K ’<• h mille tobacco that oth -r men are to plate from the stove over theta. —L'/ecte»
wife. <100 for her own use.
moke. — Troy Times.
Forest Tree Planting.
There are certain of our forest trees wbtL,
are easily moved, at either spring **
autumn; others must be very carefully pre
pared for transplanting. The black walnut
makes a most superb lawn tree, or a tree for
roadside shade, but it is hard to move with
out preparation. Tbe same is true of many
of tbe c aks. and, in a measure, of the sweet
gum (liquidambar), I lack birch, asb and
tulip tree, white the maples and elms, tbe
basswood, white birch, pin oak (from the
swamps) and of course, willowsand poplars,
may be moved when the leaves are off,
without much painstaking. The prepara
tion wnich the above-named trees require,
is such 1 oot pruning, that masses of fibrous
roots miiv b‘thrown <5uc close to the stem.
The tree selected should be small, say, hav
ing a stem not ever two inches tbrouge.
The tap root—for a strong tap root will
usually 1» found going perpendicularly into
the ground (otteu larger round than tbe
stem of the youug tree) must be cutoff some
months before transplanting.
take away the surface earth around
the tree, close to the stem, so as to
tee where str< ng lateral roots are thrown
out. Then between two of these, and close
as posable to tbe stem, dig down about ten
inches deep, aud with the nand clear away
tbe soil from the tap root. Than take a
long framing chisel, cut it off about a foot
Lelow the surface, aud replace the earth
around the stem. After the tree has
recovered from the shock, which it will
quickly do, unless the weather is excessively
hot auJ dry—in which ease a pail or two of
water will help it—the lateral roots may be
cut off. This is Jxwt done with a sharp
spa le, not cutting all at once, unless the
tree is small and the roots numerous. When
the leaves fall in autumn, or before th-y
come in spring, the tree may be taken up
with a b ill of earth, and it will do as well
as an elm or maple. Even hickories may
bi moved in this way, but they need fully
six months preparation. And while you
are about it don't forget to plant trees
around the outer edges of your farm, and
provide for road side shade. It will improvs
the appearance of your farm a hundred per
cent. It will also add to its money value.
Sheep and wool will rise in value again io
due time. They are bound to. It is to the
farmer’s interest still to “bother” with this
kind or farm stock and wait for goo 1 times.
He can J erliaps better afford now than at
any other time to experiment with sheep, in
breeds, feeds, etc.
In Englund beyond a doubt the coming
wool and mutton producer is the Shrop
It Is descended and has been
improved from ,a very ancient horned
breed of black-faced and black-legged
Animals similar are found in
the Highlands of Scotland at this time,
where the best mutton in the world is
grown. The Shropshire* are little known
Attention of farmer, and
breeders ought to be brought to them. Tli«y
are so popular in Great Britain tliat at the
last Royal Agricultural show there were
875 Shro|»hires to 420 or all other breeds
put together. Over there this breed is
called tbe “rent-paying sheep.” A late
description says of it:
“ They may well be called models of
beauty. They have a small, well developed
head with bright faces aud kindly eye« ; a
muscular neck, well set on a jair of very
tine shoulders, remarkable hams, supported
on tine, trim legs, anil in turn with the
shoulders, sup[>orting a square, deep, finely
proportioned body, tbe whole well covered
with a fleece of tine staple, long, auu in
every way desirable w<«>l.
“ The Shropshire has all tbe good quail- .
ies oi tbe South Dow n, with these in addi
tion: It has considerably more size and
carries a larger proport on of lean meat
with much less of fat; it has smaller heal
and legs, more wool on its belly, and wool
of a greater length and of a better quality.
Auother good point over the South Down
is its strong constituí on and ability to
be kept and fed in larger flocks. It also
has greater fecundity and will breed
earlier in the spring, and, lastly, it will
thrive over a much greater extent of
country and uuder more au verse circuui-
A Breast Flow.
A breast plow is serviceable for many pur
poses. It can be used for cutting sods, for
cl -aning the surface of swamp«, and remov-
Ing the moss and tangled weed« which cover
such wet ground. It is excellent for cutting
up thistles when in thick patches, and for
plowing up pialntains or other stiff weeds
which aie thick on the ground. It may also
be used for clearing fenc » rows of the mass
of weeds that often cumbers such places.
These weeds, when thus loosened from the
soil, will make most excellent material lor
compost heaps. This tool is made like a
round pointed shovel, with the sides turned
up two inches, and isfitted toastout handle,
which has a cross handle for the hand-«, and
a padded saddle to push upon with the
breast. The edge is sharp. This tool will
be found useful in the work oi cleaning up
aud killing weeds and brambles.
**A horse belonging to John Lawson, of
Oikland. was bitten by a black snake, and
the owner compelleil it to swallow a quan
tity of whisky," says The Chfi-a’O New*
W. have our opinion of a man who will
comi»! a black snake to swal low as mea i
whisky as they have In Oakland.— New mag