The Telephone=register. (McMinnville, Or.) 1889-1953, March 04, 1887, Image 1

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Garrisous Building. McMinnnlle, Oregon,
Talmage At Turner,
Pablishsrs and Proprietors.
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fettered lu the Postottlce al MeMiiinville, Or.,
au »©cond-clasH matter.
H. V. V.
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.
and Surgeons,
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
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of Bingham’s furniture
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UpStairs in Adams' Building,
The Best in the State.
Ii prepared to fuinlab music for all occasions at reason
able rates. Address
Business Manager, McMinnville.
.iiery Feed and Sale Stables
Corner Third and D streets, McMinnville
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The Best Rigs in the City. Ordert
Tomptly Attended to Day or Night.
A Strictly Temperance Resort.
IC«uil(T) ehurvb member, to the contrary not-
•nly first clam, and the only parlor-like shop in the
•ity. None but
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
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
’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
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.
—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.
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-
—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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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-¡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.
NO. 76.
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-
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
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.
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-
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
“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
tiilhooly, perc-iv'ng that he is whist­
ling up the wrong tube, moves off to
explore some more promising lield. —
Texas tijlings.
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—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*
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.
—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
—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
—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
—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.