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About The Telephone=register. (McMinnville, Or.) 1889-1953 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 13, 1886)
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¡WEST SIDE 'TELEPHONE.
VERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
Gamsois Building, McMiawille, Oregon,
fubli«h«r» and Proprietors.
S ubscription rates :
tiered in the Poetofllce nt McMinnville, Or.,
as geuond-ciasa matter.
I —The past has been the greenest
luramcr within the memory of the old-
|st inhabitant.— Boston Budge'.
I —The total number of self-support-
l<r women and girls over ten years of
■Je, in New York is 2,617,157.—.V. Y.
I —England has 123,995 women teach-
Ir-i. manv of whom occupy posit ons as
Irofcssors anil instructors in tho higher
Jrauelies of learning.
I —When I’hiladelplfa soe'etv girls
Irant to ind cate that one of their num
ber is rather rapid they say: "(), she’s
I regular bini.”— Xcut 1 orfc Journal.
I —A Massachusetts cow got hung in
lhe woods by her tail and was held fast
Ihirtv-six hours before she was found.
Ill this time she bad nothing to say—
the could not a tale unfold.
I —Five gipsies .were lately fumigated
In a Span sli town so thoroughly as to
forever prevent the cholera from at-
bottle. At lacking them. They were ali killed in
\V outlaid, Ihe process.
I —A man at Lewiston, Me., drives a
Iron re- jp’rited horse without breeching, the
Lnitual having been educated to "hold
I Portland lack by his haunches in contact with
ion work. Ihe crossbar.”— Boston Journal.
I—The Waterbury (Conn.) Watch
factory makes about three thousand
latches in one year. Most of the work
Itiiieh requires the finest touch and the
■lost delicate manipulation is done by
■ omen. Their wages average about
11.50 a day. — Hartford Courant.
I —A shocking case of cruelty to ani
mals has come to light in an up-country
fllag«. An able-bodied man appeared
It the v llage store and tolti the doleful
Isle that "Mary hnd went off to work
L the mill th s mornin’ an' hadn’t lef’
Le a b te to eat or any money either.”
I —It is estimated that every year
rout 50,000.000,000 letters are posted
L the world. America leads, with
ibout 2.500.000,000 and England fol
lows. with 700,000,009. Japan, which
Istablished a postal service only ten
rears ago. now mails annually 95.000,-
IDES lOO letters.— Chicago Tribune.
I —The Jewish Messenger appeals to
Ihe young men and women of the old
if’h to absta n from publishing in the
ijl- napers their matrimonial engage-
1\>I 1 Noone is interested in such
loyY’ncements. it says, except a few
iea-. relations, and they can be reached
I —Beet sugar has overtaken and
lassisi its only rival—cane sugar. The
1st mated supply for the coming crop
rear is 2,505,000 tons, wh le of cane the
field is estimaled at 2,100.000 tons. Of
pe total amount—1,605.000 tons—the
Lnited States, will probably consume
Ibout one-fourth. — A’. E. farmer.
A LOST CHARACTERISTIC.
|h.viH‘«is an Attribute of Young People
I Which Has Completely Disappeared.
I At one time of day most children
Ised to be born shy. We have always
lecn taught this as a tradition of the
ipoe, and, carrying our memories back
aif a century, we can bear corrobora-
ve test mony to the fact. We can re-
nember feeling very shy ourselves even
It the age of seven. We should never
lave thought of speaking till we were
token to, or coming without being
jailed, or of assaulting the central
I nin cake, or ask ng the lady on whose
|ni*e we sat how old she w as and how
Pilch money she had. There were
liatiy pauses in the conversation when
[<’ went into society at that age. and
Pet other shy little pi ople. The over-
rr|,s of acquaintani eship between
frildren used to be very slow and ten-
Ptiie we remember particularly ex-
piangingsv. ci'ts with a four-year-old in a
[hie sa- h. long before we dared ask heT
rliat her name was. and long before
lie ila e l tell us our hair was rough,
[hihlren then required encouraging and
printing forward." But how! The
Py child has disappear* d. We have
r> »terous masters and nrsses, and we
pvt* quiet, self possessed ones; some
re very unruly, and some are compar-
K vely tractable: but none are shy.
P'ue Pit d l’iper of Hamelin has been
[’"nd and played all the shy ones away,
inilarlv. at a more advanced age. it
P' d to t>e ;i serious exhortation to young
pen and ma’dens to overcome shyness.
F was preached to them that bashful-
P’s» was a bar to soc'nl intercourse and
[' mental improvement, and they were
h’tructed how to acqu re an easy
junner; but all these exhortat ons
rhich we find repeated constantly in
manuals for the modeling of con-
pct read like so much sarcasm now.
[“'i may look round where yon will
F”ongyouths, but that black swan, the
r*v vouth, has migrated for good. You
f’j plenty of pert youth», and of
h''nllicient youths: many aggressive
po'hs. and uo end of patronizing
put lie, even now and then a selfpos-
hsed youth who is nevertheless
loilest; but the shy youth—never.—
ALONG THE COAST.
Displays of Decrepit Household
God», Hums, Sau-agt-s, Etc.
Burglars are at work in Livermore.
Every spring two citr ous fairs are
The grape crop of Arizona is reported
held on the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir
to be unusually large.
The San Bernardino and Colton rail at Paris. The one is the ham fair,
road is in running order.
where Bayonne hams are sold; at the
The Humboldt river has become well other decrepit household gods are sold
stocked with German carp.
to tho highest bidder. Why these two
Bicyclists are not allowed to ride in fairs are always coupled together is un
the streets of' Sacramento.
known, oven to tho Par's’an chronicler)
The Marysville, Cal., foundry has sus- but such as they are, they are interest*
pended operations temporarily."
The assessed value of Monterey eoun- ingstill. Here, for instance, is a pict«
ure of the fair of household goods
ty, Cal., this year is $10,409,224.
The hav crop in Siskiyou county, Cal., ordinarily known as the “foire de la
charcuterei,” probably on the same prin
is larger than ever before known.
Grapes are being contracted lor at ciple on wlfcli in England a seller of al
most every thing under the sun is called
Vacaville for $90 and $100 per ton.
The entire business portion of Madera, an “oilman." The space assigned for
Cal., was destroyed by tire; loss $70,000. the fair on the boulevard is covered with
Lo<Gatos, Santa Clara county. Cal., goods heaped pell-mell in largo or
is to have a fine new hotel erected short small lots on the ground, Here are
second-hand books, sold at four sous
About 2,000,000 pounds of wool will lie of ribbons of all colors; a church
(hipped from Healdsburg, Cal., this sea candles, plaster saints, old hats,
a broken china
The building of the university of Los statuettes short of a leg ...
Angeles will be in process of erection j rusty padlocks, agricultural implements,
j warming-pans and a parrot-perch. There;
About 00,000 pounds of hops were con | again a- e saucepans without, lids, lan-'
tracted for at 25 cents per pound, at ■ terns, a medallion of the republic, a bust
I of Napoleon I., another of Beranger,
Parties in St. Louis, Mo., have formed another of the lawyer Lachaud, hunting
a company to sink artesian wells near gear, brass trumpets, a sword, a revolv
er, rat-traps and sign-boards. Here a
Trout are plentiful in the Truckee colored saint is praying with joined
river, Nevada, and very large ones are hands before a picture a la Watteau.
Again, a portrait of Garibaldi supports
It is proposed to build a rope walk in itself against an engraving representing
San Luis Obispo, Cal., to utilize the flax the heart of Jesus. A wood-cut of
Murillo's "Assumption” is the c >m-
grown in that county.
A disease that bailies all efforts to as panion of Rubens’ “Descent from the
certain its cause has broken out among Cross.” Further on there is a gu tar, a
harp, scissors, pincers, a box of razors,
the hogs in California.
French tricolor, shoemakers' lasts,
Since Alturas was destroyed by fire the
there is a move on foot to provide that a view of the Champ de. Mars and the
Trocadero. stuffed birds. etc. In ever-
town with water works.
new variet es this world of by-gone
Splendor appeil'S before the behold -r.
And the m -rehants shout themsi-lv s
Several good-paying gold placer ininei hoarse, allure the benevolent passer-by,
have been found in Josephine count} snd compel him to buy by the mere
force of their eloquence.
Only a few steps aside toward the
The Elk Horn Mining company, o
Montana, has paid twenty-four divi Bastile is the ham fair, tilling the air
with the o lor of bac in. A double row
dends in the past two years.
Twelve thousand dollars worth of of booths runs along the bouleva d.
quicksilver has been shipped from the Between bouquets of laurel are sus
mines at Calestoga, Col., during the pended cakes of dripping, sausages ilrv
as marble, and smoked hams ; large ba
Nearly all the campers in the Blue rns of lard stand about; smoked ga •-
mountains have caught the mining l.c-llavored sausages and other sim lar
fever and stampeded to the new mines, dainties are heaped up mountain h'gh.
Behind the exhibits are gathered whole
About 100 Chinamen are mining on fam lies of country folk ; the wife wears
the river bank near Tmatilla. They a large white apron, the husband w alks
have built a fiume two mile long and about with knife in hand, inviting
everybody to try his goods, Parisian
must be making it pay.
The receipts from the North Star housekeepers
mine, of Grass valley, for the fiscal year through the fair. Lyons and Arles
ending April 30th, were $129,996, and send the finest specimens of pork, and
Bayonne is represented by its famous
the disbursements $115,220.
Garlic sausages represent the
The Anaconda Mining company, of hams.
of Vire, and from the district of
Montana, gives employment directly and town
Loire, from Italy and Switzerland,
indirectly to about 2000 men, and the the
the products are excellent. Tho palm,
pay-roll is about $200,000 per month.
however, belongs to Alsace and Lor
A Mr. Saltery, of California, has dis raine, whose po k butchers have appro-
covered a new gold mine in Silesia. The firlated nio-t of the booths on the. bou-
name is suggestive, especially as it is evards, and tho names of Strasbourg,
now two hundred years since the Silesian Mnlhausen, Sehle-tadt, Woissenlierg,
mines were abandoned.
and those of the d p irtments of the
Mining assessments delinquent in July Meuse, the Vosges, an I the Meur.h’-et- I
aggregate $434,4000. Of this, $285,000 is Moselle we the most prominent. — Cor.
due from Nevada mines, $114,000 from Chicago Times.
California, $30,000 from Arizona and
$3000 from New Mexico.
A NAPOLEONIC CONSPIRACY
Two Chinamen found a chunk of
ot a Treaty Between Napoleon
weighing 115 pounds, at Dutch
and the Duke of Brunswick.
California, which sold for $26,000.
A Swiss correspondent, in looking
not known how it was discovered, but it
is thought among the old pacer diggings over the papers of the eccentric Duke of
and abandoned claims.
Brunswick, deposited at the library of
The Wagner Creek Mining company’s Geneva, has found the draft of a secret
mill is still running steadily on rock mutual assistance treaty between him
from the Pilgrim ledge
been no cleaning up as yet, but it is be and the late Emperor Napoleon. It is
lieved that the rock taken from the dated Ham. June 25, 1844, and is not
ledge will all pay well for tne milling. only signed Louis Napoleon Bonaparte,
The first run is upon the least promising butwritte • by him on a white silk pocket
rock taken out, but the next will proba handkerchief in marking ink. The
bly be on richer rock. Developments of French i» full of Germanisms. The
a character satisfactory and pleasing to treatv is in five articles, and the con
the owners continue as the prosjiecting tracting parties are bound bv an oath
and their honor to observe it. In return
for the money which the German Prince
Another quartz mill will soon be put was to furnish tSe French one with to
np on Wagner ereek....... The past season escape from Ham and restore the em
has been a better one lor placer miners pire. the latter was to aid the other to
than for several past.......Piping has been enter again into the possession of his
suspended at McCall
Anderson’s duchy and all iiis fiefs, and. if possible,
mines, two miles this side of Ashland.... to make all Germany one nation, giving
Two different parties have offered to it a constitution suited to its traditions,
put a mill on the sight of the Hope ledge manners and the needs of a progressive
in tho Wagner creek district, which pros age. A Napoleonic conspiracy was car
pects well. ...A number of mining op ried on by the assistance of the Duke of
erations on an extensive scale will soon Brunswick's purse. On the 22d of July,
be inaugurated in Josephine county, 1870, Napoleon III. was for the last
which offers superior inducements to time reminded of the promises sworn to
placer miners....... P. Lyttleton, J. H. and written on the silk pocket handker
Russell, J. L. Pennington and others chief. He i. iwered this reminder in a
are prospecting a ledge near Ashland, short note thus worded: “I hav re
which is at present narrow but rich....... ceived your letter and find it impossible
A party consisting of Messrs. Dollar-
comply with your demands. I beg
hide, Smith, Hawkins and Barnes, are to
of you to believe in my sincere amity.—
opening a new placfer mine on Beaver N
a POLEO> ” Six weeks later the Em
creek, with good prospects.......The Eure
ka Mining company are testing quartz peror was a prisoner of the Germans,
from their ledge in Willow Springs pre and the Duke of Brunswick on his way
cinct, by means of an arastra which to Geneva, to which he determined to
crushes 600 pounds of quartz daily, with leave his personal estate, all ho had
favorable results.......Bauinle, Klippel A after the Brunswick revolution of 1830.
Co. have broken ground for their new Rcpubliqsie Francaise.
quartz mill on Shively gulch, and mean
—“Why do you always invite Pitan-
business. Mr. K. will leave for Portland
and San Francisco soon to obtain more chard to your house?” “He is an old
machinery....... The company owning the friend.” “That's no reason. He is
New Eldorado mine on Jackson creek horrid ngiv, and he gives me the
avertiseli for bids for taking out 100 to nightmare.” “Yes; but he amuses
150 tons of quartz, which were to be the children so much, and it's much
opened by the 22d inst. T. T. McKinzie cheaper than a magic lantern.”— S. K
is superintendent....... Messrs. Cornelius, Ledger.
Church and Hastings, of Portland, who
— In the Episcopalian cemetery
purchased H. Wines’ placer mines on
Jump-off-Joe, are now in thia section Tallahassee, Fla., lie the remains
making preparations for next season’! Prince Murat, the son of the King O:
run. They will put in hydraulic pipe Naples, and his wife, the latter th
and a giant and operate them on an ex- daughter of Colonel Bird C. Willis, n
tensve scale. These gentlemen are alsc Virginia. A monument marks tin
interested in one or more quartz minei spot, which was erected ’’H his widow
in Josephine county.
—M. Drumont assert» that tho Jew» j —Feed plenty of carrots ami plenty of
in Paris, i ' ow 80,0<.i<), have doubled dur grain, keep the cows warm, and you
ing the lu-t eight years.
mav have fairly yellow butter in winter.
—It is thought that a dozen shots —Chicago Tribune.
from the new German bomb, charge !
—Diarrhea in calves is successfully
with dynamite shell», would destroy the treated by giving the whites of eggs
strongest I »rtjficat ons in tho world.
beaten up with water into an emulsion,
—Tho Viceroy Li has had a complete eight eggs being used to a pint of water,
tov steam* r made for the Empress of half a tablespoonful being taken at a
China, so that she may work it herself dose and repeated every two hours. —
and see the importance of steam loco Chicago Times.
—Ono of the merits peculiar to blue
—Norway spends about 8100,000 a grass as a pasture feed is said to be that
year fighting leprosy.
There arc a the longer it is pastured the more it will
number of asylums for patients. Some I yield, provided, however, it is not grazed
live for thirty or forty years after ad too closely, and stock is kept from it in
mission aud reach an advanced age.
the spring until the soil is so dry as to
—Dynamite suicidi s are the latest in be firm.— Albany Journal.
troduction in Sojth Africa. A colonist
—A breast of mutton should cook in
at Pretoria lat Tv placed a dynamite about three-quarters of an hour. First
cap in his mouth and lighted it at a boil it very gently for half an hour in
candle, with the result of blowing his enough boiling salted water to cover it,
and then put it between the bars of a
—Thelong-talked-of st »tue of General double wire gridiron, and quickly
Gordon is to be placed in Trafalgar brown it on both sides, seasoning it
Square, London, and it will be on the with salt and pepper.— Cincinnati
pedestal wiii< h stands on the western Times.
side of tin Nelson monument, on which
—Hens’ often learn to eat their eggs
Sir Charluji Nap er now stands.
from eating the egg-shells which are
— It is Laid that in no pert of the I •riven to them with their food. Thev
wurld ni (^oranges grown to such per find it easy to crush the shells which
fection as jor with more ease than in are thus scattered in their way- If you
New South Wales. Any one with a have plenty of oyster and Jam shells,
garden cun glow a few orang : trees, or ground bone, the amount of lime in
the rear f g ot which occas ous very the egg-shells is scarcely worth saving
for your fowls.— San Francisco Chron
little trou b e.
—The Hungarian Government deters icle.
—Good bright straw may be used as
emigration by inducing migration to
the colonizat’on of state lands, on which a substitute for hay or corn fodder when
free schools and churches are given it is mi -e plenty or cheaper than the
gratis; the payment for land is spread hitter. It needs a little extra grain to
over fifteen years, and immunity from go with it, as it does not contain as
much nutriment as the hay. I* is bet
taxation granted for a similar period.
—The new amended particulars of ter adapted to growing stock than to
procedure under the French divorce law milch cows or working horses. Colts
which have just appeared in the Journal and young horses thrive on it.—A’z-
Officiel provide that “no report of the change.
proceedings may be published by the
—“Prune in winter for wood and in
newspapers, finder pa n of a fine; only summer for fruit.” But da not prune
the judgment of the tribunal may be re too much. Just enough to let in suffi
produced in the press.”
cient light and air to give the leaves
—The annual average of suicides for their fair quota is right. A good rule
every 1,009.000 people is 17 in Spain, 30 is, when you see a limb interfering with
in Russia, 37 in Italy, 52 in Hungary, 70 another, out with it, whatever the time
in England and Norway, 93 in Sweden, of year. When the sap is in full flow
122 in Austria, 127 in Bavaria, 150 in wound» will he.il over quickest. — N. Y.
France, 164 in Wurtemberg, 167 in Telegram.
Mecklenberg, 174 in Pruss a, 290 in
—Dainty Biscuits: Beat very lightly
Denmark, 305 in Thuringia, and 377 in one egg. pour it over a pint of flour,
add a glass of milk, and chop in one
—The “Destroyer,” now being built tables’ oonful of lard and butter mixed.
at Glasgow, will knock out any fleet on Work thoroughly together, break up
the very first round. It can hurl with pieces the size of marbles, which
unerring aim for a quarter of a mile a must be rolled as thin as your nail.
«hell containing four hundred pounds of Sprinkle with dry flour, as you roll
blasting gelatine til it will instantly sink them out to make them crisp; stick
the largest ironclad in existence. It has with a fork and bake quickly.— The Ca
Maxim guns that tire ten six-ineh shots terer.
a minute. "Quick returns and small
—Sponge Cake Fritters: Six or eight
profits” is its maxim.
square (penny) sponge cakes, one cup
—There are fourteen physicians con eream, boiling hot, with a pit.ch of soda
nected officially with the National stirred in; four eggs, whipped light,
Opera in Paris. The theater physician one tablespoonful corn starch, wet up
has his rights and duties. Among his in cold milk; one-quarter pound cur
rights and privileges he enjoys, in tho rants, washed and dried. Pound the
first place, the right of seeing tl.e cakes fine and pour the cream over
play lor nothing when it is his turn to them. Stir in the cornstarch. Cover
be on duty, lie has his own stall, for half an hour, then beat until
which none but he may occupy. But cold. Add the velks, light and strained,
when a piece is played four hundred the whipped whites, then the currants
nights in succession it is no joke to be a thickly dredged with flour. Beat all
hard together. Drop in spoonfuls into
the boiling lard, fry quickly, drain upon
n warmed sieve and send to table hot.—
BOSTON'S FIRST SETTLER.
Opening of the Grave of Rev. William
In the little manufacturing village of
Lonsdale, R. I., for two hundred years
and more past has been seen a lonely
grave marked with two whito stones.
The elements long years ago obliter
ated the inscriptions upon these stones,
but well-founded trad t'on has desig
nated the grave as that of the Rev.
William Blackstone, the first settler of
Shawmut, afterward called Trlmoun-
tain, still later Boston.
In the section which is now known as
the West^ End, Mr. Blackstone, who
was a lover of nature and of solitude,
built his cab n. and upon the w istern
slope of Beacon Hill he laid out and
planted h's garden. Later on, when
the town ha I become too th'ckly popu
lated for his tastes amt des res, Mr.
Blackstone removed to the banks of the
beautiful river which rece veil and still
bears his name. In th ■ fullness of time
he was gathered to h's fathers and bur
ied near the banks of the liver.
The march of mo lor i progress has
renderi d it neee* a y to lav the founda
tions ot a gn a cotton m 11 upon the
spot where he has rested for two centu
ries, and, accordingly, on a ricent
afternoon, in the presence of Lorenzo
Blackstone, of Norw ich. Conn., a lineal
descendant of the old settler, Prof.
William Gammell, president of the
Rhode' Island H stor'cal Society, and
others, th ' grave of William Blackstone
was opened. But a few human rema'iis
were found, but still a quantity of bones
and coffin nails were d »covered and
carefuWy preserved. These were placed
in a suitable le eptacle, and the spot
where the grave had been was carefully
marked. When the mill is completed
the remains will be rein'nrrcd in the
very spot whence they were taken,
which w'll be in the basement ot the
mill, and a fine monument will be erect
ed over them.— Boston Tost.
— Rapid eating is a fruitful cause of
dyspepsia, but we can recommend the
eating of shad as a sine preventative,
for a man is pretty sure to starve or
choke to death before he’ean g< t enough
into his stomach for dyspe; -ia to riot
with. — Buffalo Express.
i.ATKUT THLKUKAPHIC KKPOKT.
A Synopsis of Measure» latroduoed in the
Blair front the Committee on Educa
tion and Labor submitted a favorable
report from a majority of the commit
tee for a joint resolution proposing
that an amendment to the Constitution
in relation to alcoholic liquors and other
poisonois beverages be submitted to
the Legislatures of the States for ratifi
cation. The amendment provides that
from and after the year 1990 the man
ufacture and sale and importation of
distilled alcoholic intoxicating liquors,
except for medicinal, mechanical,
chemical and scientific purposes, and
for use in arts, shall cease. The report
which accompanies the proposed
amendment says the committee does
not deem it necessary to discuss the
evils of the use of alcohol, but believes
that the people have a right to decide
what measures shall be taken for the
regulation or extirpation of this trafic.
“Why,” it asks, “should they be dented
the opportunity to be heard in the only
form in which they can pass upon the
question? When any considerable and
respectable portion of the American
people desire to plead their cause in
the great tribunal of sovereigns, who
in our country decide every question of
fundamental issue, as a lust resort it
is the duty of Congress to enact such
preliminary legislation as is here pro
posed, so that under the forms of the
Constitution they can be heard on the
question of its own amendment.”
Senate passed the House bill direct
ing the Commissioner of Labor to
make investigations as to convict
A bill was passed authorizing the
construction of a hotel on Government
land at Fortress Monroe.
On motion of Teller a bill was passed
to establish aland office at Lamar.Col.
Senate passed the deficiency appro
priation bill, with the following
amendments: To pay E. B. Smith
12000 for legal services rendered the
Government in the Guiteau case. The
reading of the bill being disposed of
the bill was open to general amend
ment....... An item of $25,000 was in
serted for the Chippewa Indians in
Minnesota, on account of damages to
their lands by overflow caused by Gov
ernment dams. . . .For macadamizing
one-half of two streets adjacent to the
... For approaches and heating appa
ratus to and from public buildings at
Port Townsend, W. T., $17,900. . . .In
the appropriation for establishing and
maintaining post lights on rivers the
Willamette and Columbia are included,
and in order to meet this additional
expense the appropriation for this ser
vice is increased to $20,000.
Beck, from the Committee on Fi
nance reported favorably the House
bill providing that manufactured to
bacco, snuff and cigars may be remov
ed for export without payment of tax,
under regulations to be prescribed by
the Commissioner of Internal Rev
A Simple Precaution Neglected by Many
When we consider for a moment the
number of diseases of a contagious na
ture to which horses are ^subject, and
the careless manner in which they are
exposed to the same, it is astonishing
that we do not have epidemics of this
kind oftencr with our horses. To
fully appreciate the risk that is incurred,
we need only visit tho city or country
towns on Saturdays or court days, and
see the number of horses of all kinds
and conditions that stand tied and al
most touching each other in every avail
able spac ibout town, to sav nothing of
the numbers that are packeil together in
the public stables. The latter, as a
rule, are much safer from coming in
contact with disease than those outside,
for no sensible stableman would admit
an animal inside of his stable that
is affected with any kind of contagious
disease if he knew it; but it often hap
pens that neither the owner of the
horse nor the stableman is aware of
tho dis-" e until it is too late to remedy
Contagious diseases of a most virulent
character may be perpetuated for an in
definite length of time by feeding horses
in stalls where the disease has existed.
Of this kind we may mention glanders
and Spanish itch especially. Either of
those most fatal disorders may be con
veyed to other horses by feeding in a
stall where horses suffering with them
have been kept. To destroy the virus,
take a pint of sulphuric acid and pul
it in a bucket of water, and with an old
mop wash all parts of the stall, espe
cially the trough and manger, as well
as the sides of the stall. Then put a
few pounds of stick sulphur in an old
iron pot. and stopping the stable as well
as possible, burn it, so as to fumigate
the stable thoroughly, taking pre
cautions against fire, ft is a good plan
to set the pot in a tub of water; then
whitewash with lime and carlsilic acid
This will protect thnm thoroughly.-
Spirit of the farm.
— Henry Irving's receipts since 1878
are said to have been nearlv two mil
— It is stated that more than fotirtei n lion, five hundred thousand dollars,
million dollars worth of hides are including the proceeds of hie American
handled in Chicago annually.
The House resumed consideration
of the Northern Pacific land forfeiture
bill. Payson concluded his speech in
support of the House substitute, and
then the previous question was or
dered. The question then recurred
upon the House substitute for the
senate bill, and waB agreed to—yeas
174, nays 65. The senate bill as thus
amended was passed—yeas 145, nays
48, ami request for a conference made.
Holman, from the Conference Com
mittee on the legislative, executive
judicial bill, reported continued dis
agreement. Holman said that a sub
stantial agreement had been reached
on the clause increasing the appro
priation for internal revenue employes,
and making an appropriation for the
collection of statistics in regard to
marriage anti divorce. This then re
duced the disagreement to the one
item ot Senators’ clerks, and upon
that the Senate was firm. He moved
that the House recede from its dis
agreement to the amendment.. After
a debate the motion wus agreed to—
yeas 14.3, nays 93 A further confer
ence was ordered on the remaining
points of difference.
The President has referred the oleo
margarine bill to the Attorney-Gen
eral for his opinion as to constitution
As it passed the Senate the sundry
civil appropriation liill appropriated
an aggregate of $24,418,375, or an in
crease of $3,106,850 over the amount
appropriated by the bill as it came
from the House. The item« added by
the Senate are $717,545 for public
buildings, $510,700 for lighthouses,
$48.652 for the coast survev, and
$176,590 on account of miscellaneous
Chairman Belmont, of the House
foreign affairs committee said that
“before Congress adjourns I shall
make an attempt to secure the pas
sage of the Chinese restriction act. I
cannot say whether it will be success
ful or not, but the chances arc exceed