lung wi-u. there are mabs’W K. N»w i.tk. ID MAJ NO. 4G s Srnoft. The UL’Kista. WEST SIDE 'TELEPHONE. ------ Issuod------ only fbrl¿Lu articular» LoSî?» EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY - IN - Garrisons Building. McMinnville. Oregon, PEO PARÍ rthened. Sinmif explanation, AFFALO, X T - IIT — Talmage «Jt •>■'1 Ht., totfie or mam J er with IOOlj; r.r,lic«. Sem,» .Memory, ll-.l >■1 und Skills ■lr falling, fleers, KaS elder Tranj, imorrhes. Gl* ire fur lite. ’ ■ ildrntisii, Is D r , Itiieul <;ld ands It notatrindJ iiiltle, 6 fordgl ■OboUtuJÍ jrepsid. Ou. year,................................................. U..................... *? ®? 81» month...................................... ................................... 1 25 75 1’hr.o months................................................................. Entered in the Poatofilce at McMinnville, Or., as seoond-claas matter. JOHNSON, M. D. Northwol corner of Second and B streets, McHINNVILLR • • - OREGON May be found at his office when not ubaent on pro- ftsJuual bushiew. Feedin« Upon the Hueka ef Life in Australia. “Yes,” said Ernest, thoughtfully stroking his big mustache, “I have been a Prodigal Son. I know the whole LITTLEFIELD & CALBREATH, story. It wasn't a bit funny. If you Physicians and Surgeons, doubt my words, just try it for your- selt; but pray don’t blame me if you M c M innville AND LAFAYETTE, (>M find that it hurts worse than a ruler on J F. Galbreath, M D.. office over Yamhill County a wet hand. Bank, McMinn villa, Oiegon. M. D., office on Main street, 1| R Littlefield, M D It is only fair to say that I was just Lafayette, Oregon. an every-day bad boy, of a very com mon New York kind. You wouldn’t S. A. YOUNG-. M. D. have to go far, my dear, to find plenty of fellows who wero worso and plenty Physician and Surgeon, more who were better than I. So, you MoMINNVILLK - • - OREGON. see, I was not so bad as bad could be; Office and residence on D street. All calls promptly oh. dear, no! Indeed. I had a kind aaawered day or night. heart, I am sure, and I just adored my little mother. I had heaps and heaps DR. G. F. TUCKER, of good intentions, and when mamma cried and begged me not to be so wild McMINN VILLK - - - OREGON. and mischievous, whyblessme, I would erv half the night with the realest kind Office Two door* east of Bingham’s furniture of remorse, and promise—oh, so earn •tor». Laughlug gaa administered for painless extraction. estly that I would turn over a new leaf and keep it turned over. I never knew a boy noy who who couiu could <10 do more hard and , bitter repenting in the course of a single ST. CHARLES HOTEL , night. But then daylight would come and I would forget—and, well, you ' know the rest, if von are not a boy of $1 and |2 House, Single meals 25 cents. tho Sunday-school book variety. “My father—what shall I say about Til« Sample Rooms for Commercial Men. him? I really suppose he ought to F. MULTNER, Prop. 1 have been gadded hints If. if people got what they deserved. But he had a lot of money to take care of, and he was I’ltlC’K, awfully busy’ getting a lot more—I’m I sure I don’t know why, for he had I more than we could ever spend. So it was only once in a while that he could j stop long enough to weep over his har- UpStairs in Adams’ Building, | umsearum son. When he did stop, he HcMINXVILLB . . - OREGON I used to say that there was enough origi- I nal sin in my small body to keep a I mischief-mill running day and night. Then he would rawhide me till the I welts on my back were criss-crossed j like the shading on one of Mr. Thomas The Best in the State. ■ Nast's big cartoons, though I did not 1$ prepared to furnish music for all occasions at reason have much time to think of pictures able rates. Address then, I assure you. He always ended HOWLAND, i the performance with a lecture, in j which I was informed that I was wilder Business Manager, McMinnville. i and wickeder than a whole tribo of i Western Indians, with squaws, papooses, Big Medicine M m and dogs M’MINNTILLE thrown in. I never thought much of i this joke, but it always seemed to i cheer him up immensely. He would then go back to making money, and j spoil me, just as he had done before, Corner Third and D streets, McMinnville j with plenty of spending "money and un- I limited liberty to do as I please. Great LOGAN BROS. & HENDERSON, ! humbugs, these rich and generous i fathers, aren’t they? Proprietors. “Well, with such a start, I don’t : think it was strange that in the middle The Best Rigs in the City. Orders of my Freshman year at college I was suddenly sont home to stay. Somebody Promptly Attended to Day or Night, had been playing pranks I was ' pounced upon. Lying not being one of my accomplishments, I admitted having a hand in tho mischief. I wouldn’t peach on my companions, so I was made a scapegoat. My father said his heart was broken. I had dis BILLIARD HALL. graced the family. The only thing he could do with me, he thought, was to A’Rtrlctly Temperance Resort. send me traveling. Perhaps I might Sore- good;-) Church memb-rs to th. contrary not pick up some common sense in foreign withstanding. • lands. The next thing I knew I was on board tho American packet ship ‘Lib erty’ in the midst of tumbling waves, bound for Australia. There was “Orphans’ Home” and a letter of credit in my pocket and a new pain in my heart—one, my dear, TONSORIAL PARLORS, that I hope you may never experience. i “Did I cry? Now please don't ask Vhs only first class, and the only parlor-llke shop in the , impertinent questions. Was 1 home city. None but sick and miscrabl ■ amid tho. wild waste First - etas« Workmen Employed. ‘of waters? Ah, my dear boy, you do not know how big and lonesomo and rirst daor south of Yamhill County Bank Building. 'awful the great sea makes this world I eel. You never realize its size until M c M innville , oreoon . 1 vou have been going for day s and days, H. H. WELCH. and days and days, and find the same circle of water about vou. with no ap -litere is a degree of mental cure parent end in front. You feel that the wnich creates alertness, watchfulness, distance back to your beloved homo •od always goes with successful men. can never he measured. At the samo here is another degree of mental care time your memory becomes very active, trhich is pretty sure to k 11, especially and events of a year ago are brought io-e «ho have passed the middle mile vividly before you. You can feel stone of life. It is the worry over mat mamma's last kiss like a benediction ers that are past all mending. The upon your brow: you can feel her soft ¡»sane asylum is full of patients made warm arm about you, just when she 10 way.— San Francisco Bulletin. held you close and begged you, while ~'v hen tne city angler, with a gilt big tears fell on your hair, to be a good edgi-d basket and twenty-five dolla bov, and come back very, very soon. •plit bamboo rod, comes back to t i >h! oh! on! how good you would bo if country hctel at night woary and 1 mi on could only have those dear arms •nd with n > trophies of his skill > bout you u>w! But all the money in exh bit and buys a big string of hand he world could not take you back •°nie trout of a ragged, bar. foot urciiii i now. ’hose tickle is a crooked alder sti •» "So the big ship crept on, and on, •nd a two-cent cotton line, it may b , and on. across the summer sea. until •st down as a clear case of the bo; I half of this huge world lay between me »tight.— Lowell Courier. and my home “1 was a hundred days oi ler and felt ■“■Elevators in certMti New Y. rl a hundred years—when the ‘Liberty’ “'iiolings are to run t 's»w 450 to 5 reached Melbourne. You don't know *l'*t a minute. The Mrter figure Is th much about Melbourne, do you? Nor Present Chicago rate. Pittsburgh i about Australia? O, yes; I've no doubt g''ing to have one to beat the record < vou know just where the big red bio» The Leading: Hotel of McMinnville. PHOTOGRAPHER CUSTER POST BAND, Lirery, Feed ani Sale Stables, (.1 He has lost his last year's love. I know— le, too-but ’tin I ttle he keeps ■ woe; For a bint forgets In a year, and so No wonder the thrush can sing. —Atlantic Monthly. THE I’KO DIG AL SON. H. V. V. DENTIST, ! All the notes of the forest-throng •.''He. re.-.l and string, are in h s sou./; Never a fear knows he. nor wrong, Nor a doubt of any thing Small room for care In that soft breast; A ll weather that oomos is to h in tiie host, w li le he sees his unite close on her nest And the woods are lull of spring. Fubli«h«r> and Proprietors. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: nciscarj the thrush . I he thrush siniys high on the topmost bough — Low. louder, low again; and now lie has changed his tree—you know not how, ror you saw no Hitting w ng “ORPHANS’ HOME” •vu feet a minute. — H. Y. Sun. is on the map in your geography, and can tell me what that book says about the big island. But yon have a very foggy idea about it in spite of that, 1’11 wager my hat. You can not imagine what a great country it is, with mount ain- and valleys and plains; with rivers as bigas the Hudson and cities as large as Brooklyn. Why, Melbourne is a big city, with huge wharves aud ware houses and elegant buildings and street cars, and noise and smoke, and big I ships and steamers in the harbor, and thousands of people who never heard i of the Brooklyn bridge or the Bartholdi [statue! Just think of it! I tell you I [ realized these things when I landed in the big, strango city and knew there w is not a man, woman or child there 1 had ever seen or heard of. Lonesomo as I was on the ocean, I was a thousand times more lonesome in this bustling place, so full of strango faces. I wanted to blubber right out in the streets, but of course I was enough of a man not to do that. “As I said before, I had a letter of | credit in my pocket. There was noth ing mean about my father, and he had given me documents which would en able me to draw at the various banks in Australia £25 sterling, or over $200 a month. But I had been thinking the matter over. There was a very con siderable portion of the American eagle tucked away in my sixteen-yoar- old body, and I was too independent for any thing. I made up my mind that I would not use the letter of credit, or accept anv further assistance from my father I would cast him off. Ho had chosen to turn me away from his home, 1 said to myself. Never, never again would I touch a pennv of his money. I would show him whether 1 was a good for naught, as he had said. My plan was to make a fortune in shor' order. Then I would return to New York, and as I unfolded my millions to the astonished gaze of my stern parent, I would snap my finger in his face and cry: “ ‘Keep thy wealth, sirrah! I wish none of it!’ “It gave me great comfort to repeat I these words, and as I thought over my coming trimuph I forgot all about my homesick feelings. “O dear! I don’t believe you want to hear the rest of this story. It makes me blush to think of it. Well, if I must, here goes. “I very soon found out that Mel bourne was full of men who had come from distant lands to get rich quickly in the Land of Promise. The city was full of strangers of every sort; English men, Irishmen, Americans, Spaniards, Chinamen, and Idon’tknow what all. It was a pretty rough crowd, if the truth must bo told. They were all talking of the gold fields and the sheep pastures, and I soon found out that these were considered the two royal roads to for tune. I mingled with the rough, rest less crowd, and nty ears burned with »he stories I heard of fabulous nuggets of gold picked up in tho new El Dorado. Men looked at my smooth, boyish face, and mv stylish clothes, with some astonishment, but they were accustomed to see all sorts of men and boys among them, for the gold fever is by no means a poor man’s disease, and ministers and miners often worked side by side, cradling for the precious mineral which makes tho world so miserable. “One day I fell in with a smooth, sleek man who took a great interest in me. I told him all about myself and my plans for astonishing the governor. H • said I was a brave fellow, and ad vised mo to join his party, which was getting ready for the goid fields. I was only too glad to accopt. When I woke up one morning and found that my new friend had walked off with my new clothes, my gold watch, my letter of credit, and all my money, I began to lose faith in the gold fields. The rascal had left me his well-worn clothes, and, to show that ho still had a conscience, he had placed a couple of goid sover eigns in the vest pocket. “So I tried sheep-raising, perforce. Now, I don’t think I care to say much about the two years I spent, three hun dred miles from Melbourne, working for a farmer at seven English shillings a week. It was not a life to brag about. For a young man seeking his fortune it was not a success. If you could have seen Ernest Travers, the s >n of a rich man, shelling dried peas, and helping to wash sheep, and curry ing horses, all for the princely sum of a dollar and a half a week and his board. I don't think you would have envied the Prodigal Son a bit. I don't care to tell how many quarts ot tear» I shed on those peas.or how many, many times I vowed that if I ever got home again I would be a good boy for ever after. I hoarded the pennies but they cams slowly. “One day, after two years of this life, I threw down my spade where I was digging, and started on foot for Melbourne. _____ ____ Do you know what it ia to walk three hundred miles over a r nigh country? I hope you never will. Wien I reached Melbourne my clothes were in tatters and my shoes were all uppers. I was so stiff that it took me an hour to walk half a mile, and the big blisters on my feet often made me cry with pain, and I wn no baby either. I was a pretty looking specta cle! On the road a big tramp took away mv little hoard of money, and all I had left was a few shillings which he hail overlooked. I had intended to go home as a steerage passenger. Now I must work mv passage. “But this was not so easy. Sea cap tains looked at my ragged clothe, and tangled hair, laughed, and said they didn't want any help. “I slept at a tramps' lodging-house — a' b »t it was almost that. For a six pence you bought a ticket entitling you to a night's lodging, such as it was. I I ' ate stalo rolls, and thought them good. EMPEROR MAXIMILIAN. I had no money to buy butter fare with. Every day I passed the bank to which A Deeply Interesting Page of Hitherto i n I had had letters of introduction, but written History. pride kept nto from going in. Bazaine, it will be remembered, “One night I spent my last sixpence ; headed the French expedition to Mex for a lodging ticket. By some chance ico in support of the Emperor Maxi that night the man who took up the Upon how trifling a cause tickets passed me by. I kept the ticket milian. in my pocket, and wondered if I could i that important chain of events turned get another night's lodging out of it. was wonderfully related to me by the The next day I had nothing to eat. late Emile Perrin, the famous director Late in the afternoon I swallowed mv of the opera. It was all about a quar pride—and it was all I had left to swal rel over an opera box. M. Perrin told low—and went into tho bank. ‘“Have you any mail for Ernest me the story as follows: “I was,” he said, “as you know, appointed to my Travers?’ I asked. “Tho clerk looked at mo curiously. position by Count Walewski, he being “ ‘What Ernest Travers?’ ho asked. Minister of State, and of course 1 al “I mentioned my father's name and ways felt myself under obligations to him. When he resigned his ministry address. “ ‘Wait a moment,’ said the clerk. he had, of course, to give up his offi He wont into an inner oflico, and I cial box at the opera. This he re heard whispering voices and saw curi gretted, as ho and his wife were fond ous faces peering at me through th» of the opera and liked that particular glass doors. Tho room was whirling box very much. So a few weeks later, around and my head felt light and giil- when the box exactly opposite to tha| dy and queer. My heart was boating one was given up, I went right to the wildly, yet I wanted to laugh, and all Count and told him. He was delighted the while I was suffering cruel ag >nies and would have engaged it, but the of apprehension. O, how hungry I Due de Moray also wanted the box and when he heard it was emptv he was! “When tho clerk came back and told got the Emperor to order me to give it 1 had to obey, of course, and me to call again tho next morning at to him. This ten, I smiled and winked at him famil Walewski was disappointed. iarly, and staggered out of the door. naturally caused a quarrel between My heart felt as if it would burst. I M alcwski and De Morny. They would made one final effort to find work on not even speak to each other any Well, soon after this the a ship. In vain. Then I wandered longer. through tho streets and looked at the Mexicans came over here hunting for good things to eat in the bake-shop a sovereign and seeking French aid. windows. I thought of my dear They invited Maximilian to rule over mother and prayed through blinding them. He declined unless Napoleon tears that I might see her just once be would give him 20,000 French troops fore I died. It was not death I feared, and a subsidy of $60,000,000. This Napoleon and his Ministers declined but to die so far away. “When nightfall came I crept back to do. That decision was reached on to the lodging house. I smiled once a Saturday, and that night Walew countrv to think of the chance which gave me ski; left Paris for his Monday he was recalled in shelter for one moro night. When the home. man came around to take tho tickots I great haste. The Empress Eugenie handed him mine. It was a blue one. called him to a private interview. •You are not on good terms with He handed it back to me. “‘That’s the wrong color for to Morny?’ she cried. ‘No, your Majes ty.’ ‘Then you must be reconciled night,’ ho said. ‘Pay or git!’ “So I spent the night in the streets with him at once, for you alone have —the longest, darkest, most awful influence enough with him to save us.’ I ‘I do not understand!’ ‘This is it, night of my life. * * then!’ replied Eugenie. ‘The Mexi “Well, that ends the story of the cans, finding that they could not get Prodigal Son,” said Earnest, drawing Maximilian, have actually offered their a long sigh. “When I reached the crown to the Due de Morny. Worse, bank the next morning at ton, the first he has accepted, on condition that face 1 saw was the hig, good-natured Maximilian’s refusal is positive. Now, face of Captain Coflin, the master of see, Mornv is impossible. All France the packet ‘Liberty.’ It was tho first and all Europe would revolt at the familiar face I had seen in two years. idea of making him Emperor. It would It looked to me like the face of an be madness. Yet the conceited fool is bound to do it. There is only one way angel. ‘“Captain Coffin!’ I shouted. ‘O out. You can persuade him to decline the offer. Y’ou alone can do it You God, I thank thee!” “ ‘Yes, that are tho lad,’ said tho must do it. You must do it. Name hearty old sailor man. ‘Ben on a lee your reward and it is yours; only do this!’ ‘Your Majesty,’ said Walewski, shore, hain’t ye, boy?’ “And then I learned how I had been ‘all I have and all 1 am is yours, save cabled about and advertised for until my honor. That is my own. I can the bank was overrun with protended not do this. I can not debase myself Ernest Traverses.”— H. W. Raymond, by thus going to the man who injured me.' ‘Then, mon Dietl!’ cried Eugenie, in Christian Union. •we must sacrifice Maximilian after all. GLASSES FOR DUDES. Tho Council must be reconvened and the subsidy and army granted.’ With A New York Optician Who Keeps Eye- in half an hour the Ministers met again Glasses for These Individuals. and reversed their action of two days In a leading up town optician's store before. Maximilian received the sup a sign is hung which attracts a great port of France, and the fatal Mexican deal of attention and excites not a little expedition became a fact. And all curiosity. It is neatly painted on a because of that opera-box quarrel; for had Walewski been friendly with piece of whito cardboard, and reads: Morny he would have persuaded him to decline the offer, and Maximilian would ........... i> i t d ES‘ 'it i. aha es ........... have also declined it, and the Mexicans “Will you let me look at some of would have had to look elsewhere for those dudes’ glasses?” asked a re an Imperial martyr!”-— From a Letter by Arscne Houssai/e. porter. ■--------- • ♦------------- The obliging attendant drew out a tray which had on it a number of dif PAYING THE PIPER. ferent colored glasses and placed them before the scribe. “What color do you Penalties a Woman Jias to Endure for Be wish?” he asked, “brown? or here is a ing Too Clever. very nice light blue that is very popu To my mind, the clever woman, even lar.” “Do people use colored eye-glass >s?” though she may not specially admire “O, yes; they are very popular just the kind of gifts which sho possesses, should say thr same. She may some now.” “Why?” times feel, as if the misapprehension, “Because a certain English society the disapproval, the cold, unsympa man who has been in this city has been thetic glances which she has to bear wearing them, and now there is a good are too heavy a price to pay for the demand for them.” "Is there any pretense to having powers which she can bring into play —the pleasures which are as a sealed them adjusted to the sight?” "Hardly any. It seems to be simply book to most of her companions; but she should bravely make up her mind a question of taste or preference." “Butcallingthein dudes’ glasses----- ” that those powers wero given to her to .he pain “Now. you mav think some persons use, not to hast aside, and that thi a using would bo offended at tho wording of whfch come» to her through that sign, but they never appear to be. of them i- a pain which she must be They come in boldly and a-k fordtides' willing to bear. If it is to be escaped, glasses without a falter. That is why it must be escaped fairly—by that quiet I hung that placard up. But dudes are yet resolute exercise of all her faculties not nty only customers. A great many which must in time. I think, win over persons who would bo very much the distrustful—not by the shirking of offended were the word dude applied part of her duty. Perhaps some people may think it a to them are beginning to use these glasses under tho impression that it mistake to urge upon any one the gives them a much more distinguished abandonment of the highest ideal—the following out of his own particular appearance.” bent, instead of the pursuit of ideal ex “Do la>lies ever wear them?” "O dear, yes. 1 have- just sent some cellence. Certainly the doctrine may to three young ladies living on Fifth do harm, if pushed to an extreme, but avenue. I don't know whether they what doctrine is there of which the will wear them in public or not; but same may not be said? Surely there is you may often see tho glass dangling a middle course between foolish disre over the corsage of very many fashion gard of the opinions and tastes of oth ers, and that nervous shrinking from able women.” anything which may call forth comment “Does the gla», ; injure the eye?" In ,om'! cases, _ I and ridicule, which tends to make this “It certain ify .j docs. ____ ______________ have noticed, 1 by _ producing an in- civilized life of ours so common place and monotonous. Surely a protest equality of vision.” against the latter is to the full as neces “When will the rage stop?” “When the dude goes out of fashion." sary for the ordinary run of people as is a protest against the other.— All the —N. Y. Mail and Uenre^. Year Round. —Wife-“V ictor, lib dear, Inst Christ- — A man died recently at the age of m*" you were so kind a« to make me a ninety years in an Indiana county present of Menzel's History of Ger asylam, whose son held a three thou- many—that yon wanted to read so samj policy on his father's life, and had badly. I have ever since been racking instructed the asylum people to tele my brain to find out what I should give graph him whenever the old man died, you for your birthday. What do you that he might at once get the necessary •ay to a new carpet for my boudoir?" proofs of rds death.— Chicano Tribune. MISCELLANEOUS. —Ona-Ma-Dnl-IIa-Na, a Mojave In dian medicine man, was clubbed to death, beheaded and cremated recently for allowing too many of his patients to die —No. my son. they are not called gra-s-widows because they are so green; it’s because they are so fresh And then, beside, she’s not exactly in the mowed. Savvy, son?— Burdette. —The acquaintances of a lady in Philadelphia, who hurried to her house with words of consolation on seeing crape on tho door, were informed that the “late lamented” was her pet dog. —N. K Bost. —Dr. J. S. H. Fogg, of South Bos ton, Mass., has a complete set of the « autographs of the signers of the l)ec- laratam of Independence, having, it is said, paid sixty dollars for one •crawling signature cut from the fly leaf ot a book. — When Judge Doming, of Newt,^ Havon. sentenced Terence Butler to ja l for sixty days for wife beating, he said: “I fiavc always advocated the establishment |>f a whipping-post for tlic benelit of .’ueh men its Butler. If he could bo taken out on the green and given twenty good sharp lashes, he would go home and bo a man."— Hart ford Courant. —John Dennev, of Whitfield's Cross ing, (la., says that his brood of Guinea chicks disappeared suddenly one day. The lien acted queorlv, walking around and continually clucking, as if coaxing them to follow her. He investigated, and found that tho chicks had been charmed by a large chicken snake, and were sitting unharmed in his coils. —The first African city lighted by electricity was Kimberley, with forty- two lamps, each of two thousand candle power. Tho current is also nt lized there for tho killing of dogs, a step suggesting the execution of death senlences by tlie same means, as pro posed in America and in France by M. ( harsou, a member of the French Senate. —The unicycle record has been beaten and it is to be hoped that prosperity will now reign supreme. A unicycle, however, although a vellido with but a single wheel, should not be confounded with the wheelbarrow. A wheelbarrow is good enough for drudgery, but when so important a matter as the breaking of a record is concerned, one is forced to resort to tho unicycle. — Boston Tran- ■ script. —The uso of thick glass instead of wood for floors, especially where a bas. ment room undernoath is occupied for offices, is on the increase in Paris. Although the first cost is considerably more than that of wood, it is found to be an economy in the long run, because the room below can often dispense with artificial light, there is far less tire risk, and glass will many times outwear wood. —It is said that competition is the life of trade. It sometimes mnkes rer- elat'ons. A few years ago wo wore told here in Chicago that gas could not be furnished for less than $3 per thou sand feet. It is now sold on the West Side for $l'.50, and a quarrel among rival companies has recently extorted the eonfi ssion from ono of them that it can b furnished .-.t 75 cents per thou sand and a fair profit still be made.— Chicago Advocate. —The St. Paul Chamber of Com merce has taken steps to stop tho sale of ice taken from the Missiissppi river or any of its lakes, sloughs or bayous, an cxnminatb n of the ice sold at St. Paul showing that much of it was frozen sewage, or, as a western paper expresses it. concentrated typhoid fever. The use of impuro ice i» no doubt a fruitful cause of sickness, and it was in this belief that the Massachusetts Leg islature at its last session passed an act preventing its sale. —A Hartford little ono wai desirous of obtaining som thing on the sitting room shelf. Its m ither said quietly, but firmly: “You can not have it." A few moments after tho mother left the room and tie little one climbed up and got tho coveted article. “I thought I told you you couldn’t have it, ' said lu r mother as she returned to tic room. “I know it. But you didn't say I couldn't get it.” Tho course of re asoning was so very acute that tho mother was forced to submit. — Hart ford Poll. William Adams, a boy of seven teen, who was sent to the Detroit House of Correction from Idaho in 1-x.t. having be -n sentenced to prison for life f a- mail robbery. Iris had his sentence commuted to imprisonment to seven years from the date of his first commitment. The boy, who has been a model convict, broke down completely when told the good news. “1 lon't until e the time I’ve got to se v- , ’ he said. “I suppose I deserve a good big punishment for being caught in such bad company.”— De- 'rod Tribune. -Very Wrong: Bertie—“It's very wrong, ma, to tell a falsehood, isn'tit?" Xla'i-r- “< it course it is,dear." B. - And It's wick d to ask a little boy to tell lie»? M "Why. yes." B.—“Well. that's what mv t -acher made mo do to-dav.” M “(lr ic ous mi-! made you toll a lie, Bertie?” B. —"Yes, mamma: she made mo promi-e to be always a good boy in future.”— Tidbit*. 1 he Avalanche, heads a column of miscellaneous news items from three different States “Missarkalariia.” The Avalanche would feel mighty bad if some enterprising rival should start a column with the captivating heading of Tenkenalamissarkgoocflortexikalau" ia.— Jiathville American.