«Eìll-WF.FHLY ESCOPE K 11« «lulrrd •„ „ I «“Ir um(nt '** ” »'"lost runatj. L'onstruetiun „f? "»I*- Beino •'ileitaken,p had never inviting ainl lisasters that o stagger the «king skill;, by a whole ; hovered o,H d wisdom of i as come int at cydopea, mysteries of Thomas fr, the observe erto unpublid “ting iiifun he grinding »« »nd the rig it from rj tan Jose. J 'rig, he san 3 lent nt njunujul t of an inch; 3 lens itwls3 his iiitinitiqJ 'ge- A still 3 lived in m I k J less places to|l I nal) that x J oarnllel ravi M ■ee feet in ((¡¡J ivger than I lie tine ini'Mial inland, the ¿1 tgement was*| & Sons, inijJ as placed l»M he rays of ¡¡¡d > the great i’d ys. Thenupjl nigh the gtj ier immeMd having was olsena cone and thri this wav (J mt lens to «J l detected, nj ed the anioa ven point, th< order to sec« measurend f an inchn tie grinding^ knees of i I m ■entle rulibiy iflieient, as th union winds t. WEST SIDE VOL. I MÍNNVILLE, OREGON, MARCH 4, 1881 WEST SIDE TELEPHONE. •----- IsbUud------ EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY —IM— Garrisous Building. McMinnnlle, Oregon, —BY- Talmage At Turner, Pablishsrs and Proprietors. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Oneyaxr........................................................... 92 00 SU mouths....................................................... 1 25 Three mouths................................................... 75 fettered lu the Postottlce al MeMiiinville, Or., au »©cond-clasH matter. H. V. V. JOHNSON, M. D. Northwest corner of Second and 13 streets, M c M innville • • oregon . - May be found at hit office when not absent on pro* leteioual business. LITTLEFIELD & CALBREATH, and Surgeons, Physicians M c M innville , O regon . Office over Braly’s Bank. 3. A. YOUNG, M. D. Physician and Surgeon, • M c M innville • obegon . • All call, promptly Ollie« and rnstd.noo oh D .treat. uuw.re.1 day or night. DR. G. F. TUCKER, DENTIST, M c M innville Office—Two doors • okegon . - • east of Bingham’s furniture Laughing gas administered for painless extraction. yv. V. price , vi'iill; irrirJ ;on, from Ed ection uili English inJ g the miM that aectia rements. I Govenma >ur thorn« ¡nitable ila uId pay 111 broke, ild irses are» lor, black I x years -4 mds high.- PHOTOGRAPHER UpStairs in Adams' Building, MvMINNVILLB OREGON CUSTER POST BAND, The Best in the State. Ii prepared to fuinlab music for all occasions at reason able rates. Address N. .T. ROWLANI), Business Manager, McMinnville. M’MINN VILLE .iiery Feed and Sale Stables Corner Third and D streets, McMinnville ting fra blood Neurali ipwiffl Hood p« thy andt* r. jrleton. OGAN BROS. & HENDERSON, Proprietors. The Best Rigs in the City. Ordert Tomptly Attended to Day or Night. I ORPHANS’ HOME” BILLIARD HALL. A Strictly Temperance Resort. IC«uil(T) ehurvb member, to the contrary not- withstanding. Orphans’ Home” TON8ORIAL PARLORS, •nly first clam, and the only parlor-like shop in the •ity. None but nt.alaaa TELEPHONE Workmen Kmploye* STOCK-GAMBLING. The New York Exchange Chiefly an Im- menae Betting Establishment. New York has no more entertaining public exhibition than its Stock Ex change. It is one of the show places of the city. Thither goes the citizen for amusement and thither lie takes his country acquaintance. The latter is at first uncertain whether he has been brought to a mad house or to Pandemonium. The idea that the mar ket values of our leading securities should be determined by what appears to him to be a bowling mob of incura ble lunatics is incomprehensible. He can neither make head nor tail to it. He looks down a lofty gallery upon a large uncarpeted and unfinished floor filled with walking figures, the most of whom appear very angry and very un mannerly. What exhibitions they do make of themselves, to be sure! Two well dressed men suddenly rush at each other, shal¿> their lingers in one an other's fac* and shout. When appar ently on the point of clinching or striking they stop, produce bits of pa per, and notes are made—evidently an appointment for a settlement else where. Again, without any visible provocation, a number of figures cluster about a given point, gesticu lating, scrambling and pushing for all the world like a llock of hens when a handful of grain is dropped among them. A moment more and the circle is broken, its members joining new combinations. When a score or two of these scrambles are going on at the same time the effect upon the unac customed spectator may be imagined. To the initiated there is nothing mysterious or unintelligible in all this clamor. Tlie participants are simply buying and selling stocks. The two demonstrative individuals have dis cussed ami closed a bargain. Instead of an appointment for a meeting, with pistols for two, their memoranda con tain nothing more than the terms of their agreement. The volcanic cluster was formed about some one who wanted to purchase or to sell a block of a certain stock, and whose an nouncement of that fact brought aliout him a crowd of eager dealers with of fers or bids, as the case might be. When a sale is made the particulars are at once secured by telegraph agents, who flash the transaction all over tlie country, and the price of one stock is fixed for tlie time for an entire nation. In that apparently rough-and-tumble way transactions aggregating hun dreds of millions of dollars a day are effected. ’Die Exchange is simply a big bazar for the sale of stocks and bonds. If nothing was to be said against it ex cept its tumiiltnousness and the seem ing lack of dignity among its members, criticism would have in it but an indif ferent target for its shafts. But much graver questions grow out of its exist ence.* Is it a harmless institution? Is it a public blessing? Is it a public curse? As a great central mart for current securities it would be unobjectionable. There is no reason why bonds and shares should not be publicly dealt in, and in large quantities, as well as dry goods, as well as corn and cotton anil beef and kitchen vegetables. If the Stock Exchange was intended for, or restricted to, the bona tide buying of bonds and shares, not a word could be justly said against it. But is that its business? Unfortunately no. Its chief occupation is wagering upon stocks: its members, while going through the form of buying and selling, simply bel their money, or somebody else’s money, upon the rise or fall of the shares they select, as they would upon the shiftings of cards or dice. The Exchange, while having a share of legitimate business, is chiefly an immense gambling estab lishment.— N. Y. Herald. 1«** totilb of Yamhill Count» Bank Bulldins. MCMINNVILLE, OREGON. H. H. WELCH. PUNGENT PARAGRAPHR. —A Keep Street old maid who keeps or cats finds a scuttleful of coal in her ekyard every morning. By strict omy she only buv* a half ton of »year.— Brooklyn Times. Ur. Hammond say* that "love and ry go hand in hand.” Shouldn't offer a bit. It is well known that the trse of true love never did run wth. and the same is true of atna- it poetry— Lowell Citizen. “1 wish I had eyes in tlie back of iea«l," «aid a young ladv the other ing. “Why?” asked a devoted ad- ir. breathlessly. “So that I could wkat was going on without the “le of turning my head." "You turn mv head without any trouble.” ended the youth with a gloomy What one letter will do.— J* a word of plural number, to peace and tranquil »lumber, word you choose to take, ”• ” will plural make; ’ you add an "• to this. is «netamorphosis! f®* will plural be no more, 0,1 ><eet what b tter whs before, inswer: To cares add an “s,” and Hl make it caress. A little child was besieging her fa- rto take her to visit her grandmotb- •»«> lived at a d stanoe. To get r d “f he said: "It costs ten dollars ’ time we go to see grandma. Flor- ami ten dollars doesn't grow on fbush." “Neither do grandmas on every bush." answered the lit- n promptly, and her logic was mcing. They went — Chicago In- SCHOOL AND CHURCH. —There are 29,000 English-speaking Ep’scopal clergymen in the world. —Mr. Moody has associated with him in his evangelistic labors Mr. I). B. Towner, late chorister of Union < hapel, Covington, Ky. The engagement is for five years. —President MeCosh, of Princeton, said recently that the age of nine or ten was the time for learning languages. Then the child can acquire more in this department than a man of twenty-live. —Ex-President Mark Hopkins of Williams College, although over eighty- two years oltl. preserves his mental fac ulties unimpaired. He recognizes with ease the faces of men who were his pu pilsbalfa century ago.-Yrev limes. -Hampton Institute, Virginia, had enrolled this year 548 negroes and 127 Indians. The school, taught by the institute teacher- ami graduates had 360 little colored ch dren More than one thousand pupil have been instructed on the mstitut« grounds.— Chicago limes. - Mrs. A. T. Stewart has signed an a<n-eement to pay 915.000 ti?e support of the instuut.ons recently transferred by her to the corp «rat on of GardcnAtV' L. I., and has executed a penal bond in the sum of *3110.000 to se cure its payment in perpetuity.—V- »• -The question whether women can .Has delegates in a religious <mnven lion was decided adversely by the South ern Baptists who met recently n An^ «rust». Ga. Tw«i women representatives ^ere ^redite.1 from Arkans^ bu their admission was opposed-o*trongL that t'ev voluntarily withdrew—t- eago Herald. PINS BY THE TON. ( Interest tn g Infarmwtlou Concerning Their History util Manufacture. Among the many who read this arti cle some are doubtless familiar with Grecian mythology, and they will re member the story of Cadmus, who sowed dragon's teeth, which sprung from the earth armed men. In a similarly marvelous manner it would seem that pins must have come into existence, so numerous are they. Nor Is it strange that a frequent ques tion is: “What in the world becomes of all the pins?”—an inquiry uot easily answered. But a hundred years ago pins were so rare and expensive that school chil dren never thought of sticking one into a mate “for the fun of it" The need of some utensil serving the same end with a pin must, from the earliest times, have been felt, and to meet it recourse has been had to various devices. Most likely our uncivilized ancestors used thorns for holding their garments together, and in compara tively modern times Mexicans were wont to substitute tjiorns of the agave for pins. VVhen some knowledge of working metals had been acquired pins were made therefrom. In Exodus we read: “All the pins of the tabernacle and of the court—those used to fasten the gor geous hangings—“shall be of brass.” The pins of the ancient Romans were ma«*e of bronze, as are most of those that have been discovered in Egyptian tombs. Until the beginning of the fifteenth century strings, ribbons, hooks, skewers —of such material as the “circum stances” of the wearer admitted — played tho part of pins. About 1483 pins were first made, from iron wire, in England, tho importât on of pins from continental Europe being then prohibited by law. Toward the middle of the sixteenth century Catharine Howard, the tilth Queen of Henry VIII, introduced brass pins into England from France. In 1626 the English began the manu facture of pins at Gloucester, and the industry so prospered that several fac tories for that i urpose were erected, wherein employment was given to nearly two thousand persons. Shortly after the war of 1812 their manufacture n as attempteil in the United States, as, owing to the inter- ruptior of trade with foreign nations consequent upon the war, a paper of pins inferior to those for which we now pay six cents, cost one dollar. The at- tetiipt was unsuccessful. For the “head"—made by win«ling fine wire spirally about one end of the pin and fastened in its place by striking it when heated, with a hammer—was exceed ingly ru«le and liable to come off most inopportunely. Such a pin, relic of days long past, lies before us as we write. In 1831 Dr. John I. Ilowe of New York, invented a mac «ine which made pills with “spun" heads, like thixse of European make, previously requiring fourteen distinct processes, atone oper ation—tho first machine to do such work automatically. Ho subsequently devised numerous improvements, and in 1840 patented the “rotary” machine, which makes pins with solid beads. The production of pins is by no means all there is to it. They must be whitened, polished, sorted, stuck into papers. A boiling in copper pans, with grains of tin, nitr c acid and water for three or four hours deposite upon them a thin coating of tin. They are dric«l and polished by being rolled in a barrel of hot bran or saw-dust, usually the lat ter. The perfect arc separated from the imperfect by swinging them on belts, which throw off the smooth ones faster than the others. A wheel, re volving horizontally and furnished with “fingers” adap edto the varying length of the pins, sorts them. Then they are stuck on papers by a machine, so simple in its construction that it is tended by two children, who can put up thousands of papers each day. As good pins are now made in this country as abroad, and their principal factories are in Connecticut, some of them making a ton a day. A ton of pins! Yes, it is a lart-e quantity—in number about two million: But the population of the United State* is fifty millions, an«l twenty-five ton* wonld be necessary in order that each person have one pin a day. Rather a small allowance, is it not, reador? So there is no need that wo take especial pains to lose or destroy them from fear that tho world will be glutted with pins and those engage«! in the r manufacture compelled to remain idle. — Church and Home. The Camera in Medicine. It is now suggested that photography mav become a useful agent in medical diagnosis, disclosing symptoms of dis ease before they are otherwise percepti ble. In a recent negative of a child tho face was shown as thickly covered wiih an eruption, no trace of which could be seen on the cbil'i until three days after ward. when its skin became covered with spots due to prickly heat. In an other recorded case, invisible spots w««rc brought out on a photograph taken a fortnight liefore an attack of small-pox. —---------- ----------------- -¡Reuben R. Thrall, of Rutland, Vt, who was admitted to the Rutland County bar in 1819, has cases on the docket now.— Rutland Herald —Maurice Kingsley, a eon of Charles Kingsley, the novelist, has made a fortune in the silver mines of Colorado. He has found the mine mightier than the pen. QUEER AMMUNITION. NO. 76. FRENCH ARMY. Yjf Roman Candies as Successful Weapons ol Oftonse and Defense. A Body Which Must Be Omitted In Esti mating Its iteal Strength. “One of my adventures, eh?" began the book agent, as the others settled into tlio'r seats more comfortably. “Well, about eight yea s ago I carried a pack of novelties, such as you fre quently see exhibited on the street corners and pies'ded over by a sun- burnc I Itai an. With another man and n young fel’ow of eighteen, I traveled through Kansas to the Colorado lne, selling an I trailing our wares to tho In dians for any tiling marketable in the cities. About the time of our arrival in the western part of Kansas the mem orable Ind an outbreak was terrorizing the country. From the south and west came reports of the terr.ble outrages perpetrated by the Indians and greasers. Houses were burned, the inmates were killed instantly or tortured to death and a 1 the cattle were driven oft and scat tered. You may be sure I felt consid- erab'e solicitude concerning the safety of my little party an«l took extra preeaut ons to find secluded spots when camping. < f course, under the conditions, I deemed it advisable to get out « f t le neighborhood immedi ately. To do so we found it necessary to pass through the country most likely to be infested by straggling bands of Indians. Despite the risks we deter mined to make the attempt After a long, hard day's tramp, we encamped for the night in one of those small can yons so prevalent in Western Kansas. It was an excellent place, too. Onr backs were effectually protected by a natural cave in the side ofthe bank, the entrance to which was concealed by brush and tall grass, Sam, the boy of tlie party, was an unusually bright young fellow and very familiar with the tactics of Indian warfare. Just before lying down I noticed him uniy'ng a good sized bundle of sticks resembling short broom handles. He placed them in easy reacli and tumbled down to sleep. I had also noticed him fumbling around tlie bushes a short t me before, but d.dn't pay much attention to his actions. The other fellow and myself concluded not to set a guard, as we were in such an excellent place. I don’t know how long we had slept when we were awakened by Sam shaking us slightly ami whispering: “ ‘Be qu'ek n iw, tlie Indians are get ting ready to slip in on us.’ “By this time we were both wide awake and ready with our rilles. “‘Listen,’ whispered Sam: ‘hear the dirty scamps slipping up. Put down the rifles. I’ve got something »otter.’ “He handed us each of the four sticks ment'oned, remarking: “ ‘Them's Roman candles. I’ve got a pile of whoppers along and I think we can scare th se scamps clean out o’ their hides.’ “I caught tlie idea in a monent and strained mv ears to listen for further demonstrations from the attacking party. We could hear them creeping here and there through the bushes, scarcely niak’ng a noise, but easily dis tinguished in the silence of the n'ght. “ ‘Now.’ whispered ham, ‘take two in eacli hand and I’ll I ght th‘in.’ ••Suit ng the action to the word ho contrived to light them in rapid suc cession. Then we turned them into tlie bushes and lieavens, what a sight was revea'e I as the candles flashed. About fifty villainous-looking savages and greasert were stooping and creeping along tovvaril us. A: the first flash they stopped as if spell bound. We turned them so Ihe gre«m and white balls would strike them in their faces. The candles were tremendous affairs, anil eight or ten of them popping away apparently independent of human a d was enough to terrorize any one. Our assa lants wavered a moment, then, and with a terrible yell, bounded away toward high ground as if tlie evil one himself was in pursuit We could hear them scramble up tlie hillside, mount their horses and gallop away, han afterward explained that he hail brought tlie candles along as a side spicula ion, and he also ex plained I lint lie had arranged a system of strings among the bushes so that no one could approach very close without meeting tin' obstruction and alarming him. It is necd’e s to state that we reached safe ground n due time with- ou* further molestation.”— Omaha rr,. aid. The chief military law of France is still that of 1882, due to Marshal Gou- vion St. Cyr. This law, though large ly superseded anil altered by successive enactments, >s tlie basis of tho French military system, and invariably referred to whenever military legislation is dis cussed. Startled by the triumphs of Pruss'a in 1866 the French Government determined to increase its military strength, and at the en«l of 1867 Mar shal Niel introduced a new military law. Its chief «b’»ct was to increase the number of sold ers of which the Min ster of War could, in the event of a European war, dispose. The French Generals wore quite content with tlie military institutions of the country, and looked on the French soldiers as the best in the world. The only drawback was that their number was insuflic ent As to improving the arrangements for mobilization, concentration, the organ ization of cadres, for making the staff and the intendance more efficient, not a thought was bestowed on these im portant matters. The efforts of Mar shal Niel were, therefore, practically confined, as wo have said, to ncreasing tlie numerical strengtli the army. With this of view tlie period of engagement wits raised from seven to n ne years, five years being passed with tlie colors and four in the reserve. By this expedient the effectives of tlie army were on paper increased—or rather would be when tlie system camo into full operation— rotn 700,000 to 000,000 men without largely swelling the budget. Further to diminish tile cost, the Minister of War was empowered to semi a portion of the men with colors to their homes on unlimited furlough. In addition to tho regular army, another force, esti mated at 500,000 men, was instituted. Tins force, called the garde mobile, was to consist of those who drew good num bers in tlie conscription or were ex- exempt d for reasons of family from service in tlie regular army. This aux iliary force, which M. Y'eron stigmatizes as a phantasmagoria and a fiction, was evidently of no real value, from want of habits of discipline and knowledge of dr 11, the law only authorizing tlie mo- b li'S being' instructed fifteen times a year during a few hours each time. But, with a few insignificent exceptions, •«ven this limited amount of instruction was not imparted, and tlio men were neither clothed, armed, nor even or ganized in regiments. Evidently, therefore, in estimating the real nuni- 3r cal strength of the army tlie half trillion of mobiles must l>o omitted from the calculation.— Edinburgh lie- view. Heading Off a Borrower. Gilhooly, intend ng to borrow five dolla's from Hostetter McGinnis, lea«ls up to the subject by talking about Among other things lie friendship. said: “Solomon says: 'He who has a fr'eml has found a t ensure.’ ” McGinnis, who is no fool, perceives wh it Gilhooly s after and heads him off by replying: •I think folom-n got that proverb upsalo down. In tcad of reading: "lie wlio has a fr end i>n«ls a treasure.’ it should lie: ‘lie who finds a treasure I asa friend.' There is no fr end like money. It is a man's best friend, and he should n ter part with hi* best friend." tiilhooly, perc-iv'ng that he is whist ling up the wrong tube, moves off to explore some more promising lield. — Texas tijlings. --------- - —uguflnug ^irura a nikC of cmh *» in Kansas the other «lay. The pa nful sto ry is soon toid. The misguide«! light ning came out of that h v<- quicker than it went in. an«l w.-nt off into space with its ta'l between its legs. Moral: Nev er pick a «; arrel where vou are not ac quainted with the fo'k*.— 7'ezo* ings. ORANGE GROVES. Something About Those In the Souther.i Part of California. In comparison to the extent of South ern California, tho localities suitable to tlie growth of the orange, lemon and into are very limited. I mean by this .hat toe places where the orange can be brought to perfection, without codling, wrapping, etc., are few and limited in •xtent; even on the far-famed Riverside there are many groves on tho lower ground where they get an occasional freeze, and where, in their young stage, the trees have to be wrapped and cov ered each winter, and in the valleys nearer tho coast, Los Angeles for in stance. they get so many fogs that the fruit is more or less spottea with fun goid growth, which materially affects their keeping qualities and sale, so that, really speak ng, there is only the Mesa land, near the interior foot-hills, where Ihe orange, lemon and 1 me will ilour- i h summer and winter; where the fruit is brought to its highest perfection, and where, year by year, tho grove yields a good in< ome to the grower. But given t good location, planted to good budded fruit, there is no tree planted that will vield such an income as the orange. The planting is done from February to .June. Seeding plants cost from forty to sixty cents each; budded trees from seventy-five cents to one dollar each. They are plant'd all the way from eighteen feet apart to thirty f< et, and the estimate of last season's planting in the three counties, viz.: San Diego, San Bernardino and Los Angeles, was l.OiXt acres, or nearly lOo.OOO tr«e«. and th se are almost ex clusively Washington Navels. The output of la-t season was about 153,000 boxes, or somewhat over 85,000,000 oranges, and Riverside alone netted *300,000 for their crop. An orange orchard, if it is well attended to and properly cared for, will begin to pay ¡.bout the fifth year from planting. The lemon is harder to cult\ ate than the orange, and the crop is more expensive to handle. The owner of a lemon grove most have a cool curing honxe, if he would make any thing out of his crop, b 'cause the lemon should be Cicked before it is ripe and placed in ins in a cool room to cure. When picked the skin is thick and not very juicy, but when prop« rlv cured it com«» out with a th n skin and an abundance of ju co, anil such fruit will always find a ready market at a good paying price, I nt the ( aliforn a growers are just be- ginn ng to tind this out. — Vick's Majo- t ne. — An Auburn. (N. Y.l father tied his laughter to a bed-p<Al to prevent her leaving the h««u-e to marry the man she loved Then he paraded the front yard with a revolver to make it certa n tnat the young man should not carry h r off without his knowledge. -Buf- <«/«• Courier. PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL. —Toni Lufon, a French quadroon of New Orleans, is the richest colored man in America. He is wroth *1,500,- 000.— N. O. Times. —When Admiral Nelson fell at Trafalgar he had in his pocket eighty- four guineas. A Portsmouth (Eng.) gentleman owns these and has them riveted into a paper-weight form. —J. W. Britton, of Cleveland, has received a handsome gold medal from tlie Prince of Wales m recognition of the merits of his machine for tlie level ing of iron and steel rolled plates. —Mark Twain is getting old very fast, but does not like to be told of it His hair is nearly white, but Mark per sists that this was caused by sitting ill damp churches out in California.—AT. Y. Times. —L. B. Davis, the inventor of the locomotive “cowcatcher,” is living in Cincinnati, devoting himself princi pally to designing patterns for iron work. He never received any remuner ation for the ■ cowcatcher."— Cincinnati limes. —Dtiprcz, the once famous tenor, has a hobby for cats in his old age, anil is said to feed hundreds of them every day. The animals remind liim of the days when he associated with sopranos, especially when they get to fighting— tlie cats, not the sopranos. —As a family man David Wright (colored), of Columbia City, Fla., can hardly be surpassed. He is the father of twenty-live children, most of them living, and iris present wifu is the mother of twenty-seven children, nine teen of whom are living.— Chicago Times. —While Mr. Wilson Barrett was playing Claudian in Boston a six-year- old boy, who had been taking a small part In tlx« play, «pproaeheil the star «luring an intermission and said: “Say, Mr. Barrett, do all these people come to tlie theater just to see you? Don't some of ’em come to see me?” Mr. Barrett's answer is not recorded.— Bos ton Journal. —“Camp Mooting John” Allen, ninety-one years of age, but still vigor ous, lost two houses in the Farmington (Me.) tire, with tlie manuscript of an autobiography on wlrieh ho had been at work for twenty years, his certifi cates and ministerial licenses and many valuable papers. Ho is now in Boston, where lie intends to make his home witli a daughter. — Boston Budget. — A rare character is Nathan Hobbs, near Penfield, Ga. He is now in his ninety-seventh year and can work every day and read without spectacles. He was born in the latter part of the eighteenth century. Seventy-live years ago he settled nt iris piesent home, and there he has lived continuously ever since. For eighty-five years Nathan has been afflicted witli rheumatism.— Atlanta Constitution. —Marlin Gomez has deposited *15,- 000 in a New Bedford (Mass.) bank under rather curious circumstances. He recently reached that place from San Francisco, ami is Ixiuud for his home nt Fayai on a ship which sails this week. While in San Fraucisco a friend gave Gomez a lottery ticket which lie liail grown tired of carrying. On reaching New Bedford Gomez dis covered Hint tlie ticket had drawn a .$15,000 prize.— Boston Herald. —W. C. McCauley, of Baltimore, a commercial traveler representing a numlier of oyster packing houses in Baltimore and New York, has received the information that the last will of a St. Paul lady beoucathed to him a leg acy of *5,000. Tlie legacy is in grate ful recognition of an act of heroism by Mr. McCauley, who two years ago res cued the daughter of the lady from drowning while she was bathing at Coney Island.— Baltimore Sun. —The altitude of an orchard in Cali fornia is over six thousand feet. No wonder, then, that California apples come high. —Some claim that the pulley is the oldest mechanical invention, but prob ably the crowbar has a pryer claim.— Teran Sifting». —As her father was hanging around, he merely said, “I will see you in dew lime.” and she knew he meant in tho evening. I.owell Citizen. —The Boston Herald makes what it no doubt considers a rare pun when it says: “The Chicago beef men play for high steaks." It certainly can t lie considered well done. — Troy Time». - Sympathetic -"Hello, old how are you feeling to-day?” I'm improving, but slowly—very slow ly." “That’s excellent. I’m delight ed to hear it."— 1‘itlnhuryh IH-npateh. — Photograph collector—By the way. I've been making a collection of mon strosities lately. Friend—Indeed* P. C.—Yes. And that reminds me, will you kindly let me have one of your photographs? —Mamma—Why, Charley, what are you crying for? Charley (who has eaten tlie only piece of pie there is on Hi«' plate, while his brother Willie looked wistfully on) -'Cause they ain't no pie for Willie.— l.ife. —Shopping in the country—"No, mu'uni; those are two articles we don't keep; but the oysters, I think, you will find at the post-office, and bananas yon can get across tho way, at the bar ber's."-— Ilari>er'» Bazar. — “Economy is wealth.” If the per son who invented this proverb will call at the office any afternoon we will pre sent him a g«sully supply of economy for half its face value in wealth. We have more economy than we really need.—/Tains farmer.