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Intortlon t»“'1 w «mW I“1' *lu*ru fur “«h aub
MnoelaJ business notices in business columns,
10 cent» Per H“®- lu<ular uustutste tioUeea, 5
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profsssiousl cards, |H per year.
Special rates for largo display "ads,"
WEST SIDE TELEPHONE.
Oregon & California R. R.
M c M ikmvili . i ,
Office and residence on D street.
tails promptly answered day or night.
BETWKKN PORTLAND and SAN
Local Passenger Dally, Except Sunday.
Portland . 8:00 A. M.IEugene.. 2:40 P M
9:00 A. M.IPorltand 3:45 P M.
EXCURSION SLEEPERS for second class
Passengers on all terough trains FREE
The 0. & C. R. R. Ferry makes connection
with all the regular trains on the East Bide
Division from foot of F Street
West Side Division.
BETWEEN PORTLAND A CORVALLIS.
(DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS)
Portland 7:30 A. M I Corvallis .12:25 P. M.
Corvallis 1:30 P. Ml Portland 6:15 P.M.
At Albany and Corvallis connect with
trains of the’Oregon Pacific R. R.
Portland 4:50 P. M |McMinnvjlle8:00P.M.
McMin'ville5:45A.M.¡Portland 9:00 AM
E. P. ROGERS,
O. F. <t Paes. Agt
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Cascade Division’ now completed,
making it the Shortest, Best’
The Dining Car line. Tl»n Direct Route.
No Delay«. Fastest Tiaina. Low
est Rates to Chicago and all
points Fast. Tickets sold
to all Prominent Points
throughout th« East and Southeast.
Through Pullman Drawing Room Sleep
Reservations can be secured in advance.
To East Bound Passengers.
Be caeful and do not make a mistake
but be sure to take the
Northern Pacific Railroad.
And see that your tickets read via
THIS LINE, St Paul or Minneapolis, to
avoid changes and serious delays occa
sioned by other routes.
Through Emigrant Sleeping Cars run
on regular express trains full length of
the lin«. Berths free. Lowest rates.
Quickest tun«. ________
General Office Of the Company, No, 9
Washington St., Portland, Oregon.
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with description, We advise if patentable
or not free of charge, Our fee not due till
patent is secured
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references to actual clients in your State,
ceunty, or town sent free, Address
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THE MURRAY MEDICINE CO,
Kansas City, Mo
—One of the most unreasonable
things in friendship is to he mad with
a friend because he is not mad with a
man yon are mad with.
—He is worthy of honor who willeth
the good of every man; and he is much
unworthy thereof who seeketh his own
profit and oppress -th others.
—What some noted men have done
for the world i. might It insignificant
rompared to what the world ii:ts done
for them.— Merchant Traveler.
—If a spark falls into the water
the e can be no fire. If a brand is
thrown in upon us we need not be a
powder magazine and blow up.— Dr.
—Money and time are the heaviest
burdens of life, and the unhappiest of
•11 mortals are those who have more
of either than they knowhow to use.—
—There Is no person in this world
*ho so uniformly takes his pay as he
Roes along, as be who does good at
th« expanse of his own comfort and
Third Street, between K and f
THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK CITY
WHO LIVE TO EAT.
W. V. PRICE.
O regon .
California Express trains run daily
Portland 4 :00 P.M. I San Fran' 7:4 A M.
San Fran'6:30 P M. I Portland 10:40 A M
Css D.er Forth of »or sr Third and I Sts.,
M c M innville , or .
Henderson Bros. Props
First-class accommodations for Ccmmor
cial men and general travel.
Transient stock well cared for.
Everything new andin First-Class Order
Scraps of Information on Itiany Different
Barbarians lu the Midst of High Civili*
cation—The Enormous Importance oi
Dinner Giving—The Modero Style—A
Burlesque of Hospitality.
The essential difference between barbarism
and civilization, according to epicures, is
Patronage respectfully solicited
ltf that then men eat to live, and now they live
to eat in American cities, notably in New
York, there are, it must be coufeased, many
so called civilized beings of this order. When
they are not euting, they are talking or,
Sample rooms in connection,
Dr. J. H. NELSON, Dentist
thinking about it, and their faces show what '
Rooms over First National Bank, in Me-
an absorbing idea and habit it is. They may ¡
t>e seen, any evening, at Delmonico’s, the1
Is now fitted up in first class order.
Brunswick, the Hoffman, or at some one of .
Charges Moderate and Consistent
Accommodations as good as can be the fashionable clubs, intent upon the dinner i
Has th« latest Discovery for the Painless
they have ordered, and enjoying with repel- |
foundin the city.
extraction of Teeth.
lent sensuality their various dishes and rare
8. E. MESSINGER, Manager.
wines. They are apt to have round, pro
truding eyas, large coarse mouths, double
chins, florid, oleaginous complexions, a gen-
sml expression of matter dominating and
controlling mind. They are barbarians in '
Physician and Surgeon,
the midst of high civilization, for they are i
M c M innville ,
to their appetites, and impervi
Harness. Baddies, Etc, Etc, consecrated
ous to the liner issues of life.
A far larger class relish fine food; but they i
Repairing neatly dona at reasonabls
Office two door» south of postofflee. Res
relish other things, things appertaining to 1
idence two doors from railroad on Third rates
Wriglit'e new buildinr. Corner Third literature, art and science. They wish it un- I
street All calls promptly attended to, day
end F str re to. McMinnville. Or
derstood that they are delicate in all their ¡
tastes, that the refinements of tho table ad- >
M c M innville
minister to the refinements of the mind, and '
that the two are natural and proper accom- ,
paniments, depending on one another. They ¡
may be right, in a measure, but even they t
If so be sure and call for your tickets
are inclined, notwithstanding their modera
Cor Third and D streets, McMinnville
tiou, to set too much store by the pleasures I
of the palate. The metro)K)lis leans the same ! 1
way You see it particularly in the region
between Twenty-third and Fifty-ninth
and tietween Fourth and Sixth ave
núes, where cooking and catering are con
sidered fine arts, and eating is elevated into
an elegant recreation. There are the great
hotels, the choice restaurants, the fashionable
It is positively ths shortest and fin lit
clubs, with most of the elegunt residence:
line to Chicago and tlie east aud south and
where dinner giving is thought to be the
the only sleeping and dining car through
sumptuous symbol of hospitality.
The Provincial Prize Horse Dining and dinner giving have assumed
Omaha, Kansas. City, and all Missouri
enormous importance there—an importance
out of all proportion, I might say, to the
serious concerns of life, if dinners were not
Its magnificent steel track, unsurpassed
regarded as among the most serious. Ever)
train service and elegant dining and
day during the sejason scores and scores ol
sleeping cars has honestly earned for it the
dinners are served within those boundaries
that have never been surpassed, seldom
equaled, for variety, elaboration, eleganc*
and cost. Paris has long been accounted tht
Others may imitate,but none can surpass it
culinary capital of the worlds but within
Our motto ia "always on time "
twenty-five years New York has rivaled it in
this particular. We have imported many ol
Be sure and ask ticket agents for ticksts
the licst French and Italian cooks who admit
via this celebrated route and take nont
that the Old World does not furnish half our
W H MEAD, G A
dishes, and that those it has are in no way
No, 4 Washington street, Portland, Or.
superior to ours. This is the land of constant
invention and improvement. Our cooks,
native as well as foreign, are continual!}
producing new and remarkable combina
tions, evoking novel dishes from the re
sources of their growing knowledge. Vet
----- THE LEADER IN-----
eran gastronomists who have traveled widely
and lived much abroad say that there arc
restaurants in New York eclipsing those of
the Reform club, the Maison Doree, the Cafe
Riche, Vefour’s or tho Vachette Brebant.
Fifty years ago, I have heard, prosperous
New Yorkers invited their friends to din
Opposite Grange Store McMinnville, Or
ners of four or five courses, with one or two
kinds of wine, and they doubtless had more
Apr. 13, 3m comfort
and solid satisfaction than are got
now out of twelve or fourteen courses with
six wines. Tho swell dinner of today is
Proprietor of the
really brutish. Nobody but a trained gour
mand, not to say a glutton, can eat it. I
rarejy see a man who doos not neglect sev
eral courses, often five or six. After oysters,
soup, fish, roast (or game), stlud, what
natural stomach wants more than sweets,
McMinnville, is opened
fruit and coffee? I am usually satiated with
what seem solids after fish, and I have, 1
think, a fair appetite.
At formal, public dinners, you way expect
a long menu, but in dinners fn private
houses you ought to be content with some
thing simple. But it is at such houses that
Third 6treet. McMinnvil’« Or
expense is carried to a point of ostentation,
Where you will find the best of
and, therefore, becomes vulgar. A public
Wines and Liquors, also
dinner at Delmonico’s or the Brunswick is
Imported and Domestsc
commonly served at 112 per plute, wines
Cigars. Everything neat and Clean. extra. The dishes can hardly be 1 letter or
more numerous at private liouses, but their
T. M. F ields , Propr.
.Accompaniments are altogether moro elal>
orate and costly. I know of private dinners
for twenty, where the flowers in the dining
room have cost #300, and where the menus
are wc»*ks of art, done by hand, at $40 to $50
FLEMING, & L06AN, Prop’«.
each. Such banquets are not provided for
All kinds of fancy liair cutting don« in I Transacts a General Banking Business. less than several thousands of dollars, which
to my mind, a pecuuious burlesque of
ths latest and neatest style
President,.......... -J- W. COWLS, is,
All kinds of fancy hair dressing and hair I 4
dying, a specialty. Special attention given Vice-president, LEE LOUGHLIN.
If Croaras Is resolved to demonstrate his
wealth, why should he not put two or three
Cashier............... CLARK BRALY. $1,000
Ladies' and Childrens’ Work
bonds under the plate of each of bis
guests? This would 1« simpler, director and
I also have for sale a very fine assort-1
Sells exchange on Portland, San a more practical method of self advertising,
ment of hair oils, hair tonics, cosmetics, etc
which would apilar to be the chief object of
I have in connection with my parlor, Francisco, and New York.
I the largest and finest stock of
such senseless prodigality. A dinner for
Interest allowed on time deposits. twelve is seldom given by a man or woman
Office hours from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m of any pretense to fashion—which commonly
signifl«* a deal of money—for less than from
Ever in the city.
Apr. 13 tf
$300 to $500. What a waste of cash I What
toTTnisD S tbxzt M c M issvillx . O rzgoiv I
an abuse of appetite, and the simple privi
leges of home! Buch a dinner might tie de
licious, elegant, perfect in its kind, for $100,
or considerably lew. I was told recently of
a genuine lady, of slender means, who de
lighted a dozen of her friends with what is
calk*d an exquisite dinner, the total cost of
These revolvers are an exact
which did not exceed $35, claret being the
only wine. Why can not such simplicity
duplicate of the celebratod
and delicate taste tie widely imitated? It
never will be in Now York circles Iliat as
SMITH fit WESSON.
sume to be fashionable, for the ordina. y
.83 Caliber, using
locally, of fashion is dbnlay and
no longer costs
(»ecuniousnesa.—“Demrace” in Globe- Demo
Up Stairs ii Haas' Building,
The St. Charles Hotel
YV. H. Boyd, M. T).
ARE YOU GOING EAST?
linry M ui Sill Sbta,
Chicago !i lutata Uiilrny,
L0GA1 BROS., ic HE^DERSOM,
The Best Rigs in the City. Orders
Promptly attended to Day or
Will stand the ensu
The Ltoyal LToute ing season, beginning
Mrs. H. P. Stuart,
Hair weaving and Stamping.
April 1st and ending
July 1st, 1888, at his
old stables in M’Minn-
J. M. H ulery , Prop.
FIRST CLASS BAR
Shaving, Bair Cutting and- - - -
- - - - Shampoing Parlors. M’MINNVILLE NATIONAL
PROTECT YOUR HOMES!
What a Menagerie Man Says.
FULL HICKEL PLATED, RU3BER HAMDLF.
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THE CURIOSITY SHOP.
Our hunters who are kept busy catching
•11 sorts of wild anlmnls In all sorts of coun
tries bare no fear of a bite as a bite. Of
course. If a lion or a tiger bites your bead
off. you miss It. but that is only because the
lacerntlon Is so severe A wound from a
wild tx-ast • tooth is no worse than a wound
from any other weajxm. The result depends
on whether the tooth is clean, or bow severe
tho wound is, and ou the physical condition
of the man.
Our hunters, naturally enough, are greatly
exposed to bites They have to capture live
animals whenever U is possible, and many of
the animals object But in case of a bite
they treat It simply ss a laceration. They
have some liniment or salve that they use, I
really don't know what It is, and then they
use the harks and leaves that the natives use.
Of course, if a man’s blood is tn a bad
condition when be is bitton, or if any dirt or
decayed matter gets into the laceration, the
patient is likely to suffer, but from the bite
as a bite there is nothing to fear unless It is
from some poisonous creature or from a
rabid animal That is, of course, a general
statement Circumstances may make an ex
ception. but the rule is truo.—New York
Mail and Exprm.
The Dead sea is a salt lake of Palestine,
about eighteen miles east of Jerusalem. Even
in the time of Sodom and Gomorrah, which
were situated in the district, it was probably
of a peculiar geological character, the valo of
Siddim being described as full of slime pits.
The destruction of the citiee and the forma
tion of the sea is computed to have occurred
about 1,900 years before tho Christian era.
An earthquake accompanied by volcanic
action appears to have sunk the valley to a
great depth, and tho waters of the river Jor
dan flowing in produced this sea, which was
mod« very salt by tho saline strata exposed
to their action. From a mountain on the
southwest retaining the name of Sodom
stands a lofty pillar of salt, which travelers
have spoken of as Lot’s wife. Bitumen is
ejectexl from the liottom of tho sea, oozes
from crevices in the rocks and is deposited on
the lieach. These facts and frequent changes
of the bottom indicate volcanic agency.
Must Priests Testify V
It has long lieen a mooted question whether
the English law requires priests, especially
Roman Catholics, to disclose secrets on the
witness stand which have been imparted to
them at tho coufesstonal. Sir James Stephen, i
in a note to his “Digest of the Law of Evi
“The question whether clergymen, and par
ticularly whether Roman Catholic priests,
can be compelled to disclose confessions made
to them professionally has never been sol
emnly decided in England, though it is stated
by the text writers that they can. A pamph
let was written to maintain the existence of
tlie privilege by Mr. Baddeley in 1865. Mr.
Baddeley’s argument Is, in a few words, that
tho privilege must have been recognixod
when the Roman Catholic religion was estab
lished by law, and that it has never been
taken away. I think tho modern law of evi
dence is not so old as the reformation, but has
grown up by the practice of the courts and
by decisions in tho course of the last two
centuries. It cam. into existence at a time
when exceptions in favor of auricular confes
sions to Roman Catholic priests were not
likely to bo mado. Tbo general rulo is that
every person must testify to what he knows.”
The first gun fired during the civil war In
America was discharged by Franklin J.
Moses at tho steamer Star of the West, sent to
supply Fort Sumter in 1861. Edmund Ruffin,
an old Virgininn, flrod the first gun at Sumter.
It is said that f loses is now a convict in the
Massachusetts penitentiary, and it was stated
in southern papers after the war that Ruflln
had committed suicide soon after the sur
render of Fort Sumter.
It was a Spanish coin, worth alxtut six and
a quarter cents. It was also called a fl’penny
bit (probably a contraction of five penny).
There wore a number of Spanish coins circu
lating in tho country, which mado their final
disappearance at the beginning of the war ot
the rebellion, when coin was at a premium,
and have nevor returned.
United States and Canadian Territory.
The relative area of the United States and
Canada is seldom understood by those who
are not especially versed in geographical
facts. Many people are surprised at learning
that the area of the United States only ex
ceeds that of Canada by about 30,000 square
miles. The United States has 3,501,404 square
miles; Canada, 8,470,392.
INDICATIONS OF CHANGE FURNISHED
BY NATURE’S SIGNAL SERVICE.
Animals Who Foreoeo Weather Change».
Sign, ot the Moon—Wind anel bun.
The .Field Kplder — Crows—What tlio
Our weather bureau, with its flags and
hieroglyphics, is regarded tut something new
—a progression in a progressive age—and yet
it is merely an infringement on a system of
signals ailopteei by nature, as old as tbe oldest
hilla Nature knows our needs and she
knows we must be warned of weather
changes; hence her warnings.
What ate these signals! Where are they
displayed! Everywhere; animals, birds and
insects can read them, Seamen and country
folk understand them, Some time ago a
statement concerning some anta was puti
lished In the papers, lt seems myriads of
these insects inhabited a section of low boto
tom laiuL One day—a particularly bright
day—they were noticed leaving their dwell
ings for tbe high grounds. In immense
masses tbe exexiua continued until api>arently
the last ant had moveel Then came a few
clouds, then a groat pall of ashen vapor, and
a terrific rainstorm completely inunelated the
bottom where the ants had their home«. A
gentleman related to me a very similar inci
dent. He was in Arkansas, and In bls neigh
borhood was a stretch of rather depressed
country that, by reason of its rank vegeta
tion, was a favorite hunting ground, it
abounded with game. Suddenly tho creatures
vanished. Tlie deer, the cougar and the cat
amount could only be found lift he high lands.
A few days after this vagary was noted came
a violent storm. A river burst its banks and
for tbe first time in many years the region
n>ntloneJ was completely floexleeL Now,
bow did those creatures foreseethese weather
changes! By instinct! Yes, instinct enabled
them to read the warnings given by nature’s
What are these signals!
Where can they bo seen!
BIONS Or TUB MOON.
Everywhere; tho moon ia Bometimos used
as a storm flag. Go out some night and gaze
at the clear heavens in which every star
sparkles like a diamond. Around the moon
is a curious misty halo. One might almost
compare her to tho palld face of a fair
Baint encircled with an aureole of glory, it
is an unfailing admonition that bad weather
is near at hand. For a long time man has
been prone to credit the moon wit« weather
wisdom, tn some cases without any good
ground, I fear.
The wind is a rusty prophet If a steady,
piercing northeaster is sending tho rain plaxh-
ing against your windows, mark when it
changes If it veers from east to northwest
and clears the clouds away, nature's storm
signal is still hoisted. If, however, It goes to
tbe northwest via the south, you can fold up
your umbrella In the first case the clear
weather will be temporary. In tbe second the
stormy elements are extmpletely exbausteed.
Tho sun takes a hand in weather prodlo
tion. It he lifts bis taco above the eastern
horizon, takes a peep at tbe world and then
creeps behind a veil of clouds—like a young
life made sombre by great grief before it
could reach meridinn—then foul weather Is
at hand. Your trusty old chimney that has
lieen staring in open moutlied wonder at the
heavens this hundred years is one of natures
signal posts. If tbe smoke «Vinces a repug
nance to going toward tbe clouds, but de
scends to earth, it would be well to bunt up
When being smelted Iron flows in a molten
state through a main channel scrajxxl in tbs
floor, called a sow. On each Bide of the main
stem are shallow ditches or molds to receive
the metal. These molds are called pigs, and
tho iron molded in them is called pig iron.
Fits John Porter.
Gen. Fitz John Porter was not, as some
suppose, restored to tho army with arrears of
pay since his dismissal. Ho was restored to
his rank at the time of tho court martial, and
placed on tho retired list with a pension to
take effect from the time of such restoration.
The Poets Laureate.
The poets laureate of England since 1670
are John Dryden, Nahum Tate, Nicholas
Rowe, Ixiwrence Eusden, Colley Cibber,
William Whitehead,Thomas Wharton, Henry
James Pye, Robert Southey, William Words
worth and Alfred Tennyson.
The Schooner Vega.
The schooner Voga, under command of
Capt Nordenskjold, is the only vessel that
has passed to the north ot any continent In
1880 sho succeeded in passing eastward along
tho eastern coast of Europe and Asia.
Butter and Oleomargarine.
To detect tho difference is a problem which
it is said experts have failed to solve. Even
by chemical analysis the processes are very
complicated and their reliability is doubtful.
MCMINNVILLE, OREGON, JUNE 8, 1888
s, A. YOUNG, M. D.
Physioian & Surgeon,
(IN ADV à NCK.)
OVERLAND TO CALIFORNIA
THE MT, 8HA8TA ROUTE.
The field spider 1 b a skilful prognosticator.
When you see hie gossamer web scattered
over the grass, looking In the morning sun
beams like some weft work of fairies doue
with silver threads, you can rest assured the
insect foresaw no storm tn tbe near future to
I demolish bis fabria
A convocation of
i erows, noisily debating some Important sub
ject in a field, to, in autumn or winter, a sure
sign of wind or snow, while the swallows,
darting closo to tbe ground instead ot circling
in mid-air, would shout “It’s going to ralu”
In your ear if they did not think you had
■ense enough to understand them without
l Then the clouda. Anyone can prophesy
rain when be seex a cloud, you say. Home-
: how, however, clouds moan just tbe reverse.
If they rise In masses and then break Co
nieces, clear weather is coming if they fly
over the zenith In little inky patches, rain
will follow. If
1' they shape themselves into
:s or curls, a Aange for the
worse is at hand. Very black clouds Indi
cate winds. Have you noticed the approach
of a thunder storm I First, an array of black,
forbidding looking clouds, behind them an
expanse of wild looking drab. The first di
vision to tbe cavalry, rushing, howling and
iwarming over tho land, then comes the In
fantry, Bteady, pitiless and slow, pouring
torrents of rain on the earth.
These are a tew of the most prominent of
nature’s warnings. Them are a host of
others, and a little otnervatlon will enable
you to read them plainly.—J. C. l’lummer in
“The Last Rose of Summer."
The song, written by Thomas Moore, was
adapted to an old Sicilian melody, and was
used by Donizetti In the opera of "Martha«*
The name Mediterranean is a composition
of two Latin words, media and terra», mean
ing the middle of the earth. In ancient times
the sea of that name was the center of the
Brief History of the Ball.
The ball has given rise to so many popular
games that wo feel convinced our young
readers will like to bear something of its
history. Herodotus attribute« th. Invention
of the ball to the Lydians, but succeeding
writers have affirmed that Anagalla, a prin
cess of Corcyra, was tbs first who made a
bail for the purpose of pastime. The most
ancient game with the ball is known to us as
bandliall, a pastime which consists in two or
more players beating a ball from one to
another with the open palm; if Homer may
be accredited, this game Is coeval at least
with tbs destruction of Troy. It is altogether
uncertain at what period the ball was Intro
duced Into England, Ixit it is well known
that many of the games which are now
played w.-re jxipular in this country in Ute
Thirteenth and Fourteenth centuries.
Catting Glass by Electricity.
Mr. Esters says that glass tubes of wide
diameter may be cut by means ot electricity;
tho tut» is surroundeel with a fine wire, and
the extremities of the latter are put in com
munication with a source of electricity. It to
necessary to see that the wire adheres closely
to tho glass. When a current is passed
through the wire the latter becomes red hot
and beats the glass beneath it. A simple
drop of water deposited upon the boated place
will cause a clean breakage of the glam at
that point Contrary to what happens «nth
the usual processes, the thicker the sides of
the tubes are the Letter tie» experiment euc-
The weight of the new Imnclad Nile k oeorto. It Is unnecessary to say that this pro-
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PHYSIOLOGY AND HYGIENE.
Eating Before lletlrlng— Prswrvlng
Edward Everett Hale anyet “Never go to
bed in any danger of being hungry. People
are kept awake bv hunger quite as much as
by a bad conscience. Remembering that
sleep is the essential force which starts the
whole system, decline tea or coffee within the
last six hours of going to bed. Avoid all
mathematics or intricate study of any kind
iu tbo last six hours. This is the stuff dreams
are made of, and hot heads and the nuisances
of waking hours. Keep your consciem-e
clear. Remember that liecauso the work of
life is infinite you cannot do the whole of it
in any limited period of time, and therefore
you may just us well leave off in one place os
Beauty of Complexion.
Winos and liquors of all kinds are
to be severely let alone, advises W.
Pitt Mayer, in pointing out how to
acquire or preserve a beautiful com
plexion. There can be nothing more detri
mental to the tint than this fluid Are that fills
the blood with heat and drives its impurities
to the surface, producing that copi^er com
plexion so commonly seen in the ladies who
visit Wiesbaden, Carlsbad, Ems and other
European watering places. No additions of
sugar or other sweetening sulistances have
the slightest effect iu allaying this [temicious
property in wine.
Furthermore, excessive quantities of heated
drinks, such as chocolate, coffee and tea, pro
duce the same effect, according to Mr. Mayer.
Tea both weakens the digestive organs and
produces congestions in tho face. If tho tea
is strong, its acidity soon indicates itself on the
skin of the imbiber. If too weak, it is simply
so much warm water acting on the stomach,
when that organ is occupied with the prepara
tion of focxl for alaorption. The complexion
may not lie ruined immediately by tea, but
sooner or later this will follow.
How to Make a Good Disinfectant.
In making a gixxl disinfectant the prefer
ence is given by Dr. W. Domett Stone to
chlorine. This may be evolved by mixing in
a bottle two tablespoonfuls of red lead, two
of common salt and half a wineglassful of
strong oil of vitriol in a quart of water. The
bottle should be. kept cool and tightly corked
and in a dark place. A little of this fluid ex
posed in a saucer, sprinkled on the floor or
soaked in sheets of old linen and hung about
the room, rapidly destroys »illuvia.
Plants In Bleeping Rooms.
That plants in living or sleeping rooms are
not in any way injurious unless their number
Is so great as to keep the air of tile aimrtment
damp, is tile opinion of The Popular Science
News They doeonqxiae carlsmic acid gas
Into carlxai eonqiound» and oxygen, and thus
tend to purify the air. They may also be
of indirect tieneflt by loading oceu|Hinte to
koep tlie air free from coal gas unil other im
purities iu which plants will not flourish.
Splitting of the Finger Nall».
In not a few tieople the finger nails split and
break very readily. Tills most annoying con
dition lias boen treated by Dr. Irqulutrt l>y
simply anointing the nails daily with oleate
of tin and at night enveloping them in the
oleate spread on flannel bailliages. In two
months all the nails became sound and tough.
Remedies People Advise.
Hot water for a sprain or bruise.
Cranberry poultice for erysipelas.
Buttermilk for tho removal of tan and
Taking cod liver oil in tomato catsup to
make it palatable.
Snuffing powdered bornx up tho nostrils for
Good fresh buttermilk mado from sweet
cream as a serviceable drink in dialietes.
Bathing tho affected parts, In inflamma
tory rheumatism, with half an ounce of salt
petre into half an ounce of sweet oil.
Tbo whito of an egg laiaten to a stiff froth,
whipped up with tho juice of uno lemon and
taken half hourly, to reliove the hoarseness
aud soreness of the chest.
and Customs Practiced
When a wedding takes place at home, the
space where the bridal (»arty is to ptimd ia
usually marked off by a rihlwm. in some
districts remote from social centem it is a
prevailing fashion for the bridal pair to face
the company. This, however pleasant for
the company, is not in accordance) with con
ventional etiquette. The proper arrangement
is just the same as if the party were in a
church. The clergyman oomes down Wore
the bridal pair; they fac-e him and he fa<*cs
the company. When the marriage ceremony
is concluded the clergyman retires, the party
turn in their places and face their friends,
who wait to congratulate, tho nearest and
dearest first, in the order of their kinship.
What a Jangle Is.
By the way, we have now been the whole
length of India, from Calcutta to Peshawar,
and back to Bombay, on the otbor side of th«
land, and, except at the foot of the Hima
layas, have not seen a single forest, or Indeed
what we would call a wood. Trees there
are every where along the roads—along the
hedge rows scattered about the fields and
plains and dotted over the hills and moun
tains, but nothing like what the moot of ua
at home have supposed to constitute an In
dian jungle. All uncultivated or waste
lands are called “jungle." “Out in the Jun
gle” means about the same thing here as with
us to say “out on the prairie”—that Is. on the
uninclosed lands, whether bare or in heavy
grass The “mountain jungles," where the
tiger has his home and from which he comes
down to carry off people or domestic ani
mals, have no trues other than low scattered
lauhes and rocks. On these no native thinks
of going alone at night or even by day In
some of them.—Carter llarrutou in Chicago
The Natural Gas Output.
The total mileage of pipes In the United
Rtates cannot l>e far from 2,500 ml lew, not
Including small pipea for Individual uxa I
Ona fifth of this quantity of pipee to laid In
the city of Pittsburg. The gnx wells of Penn
sylvania produce from 1,500,1X10 to 15.ix4i.ixiO
cubic feet a day. High and low pressure
wells are also found in Indiana. Illinois,
Michigan, Ohio and ax far wret as Kansas.
The total oonsumptlexi of ga» for 1387, ax e«tl- I
mated by coal displaevnumt, was squlvalent
to 10,000,000 tons of coak
The value of this coal was calculated at
about 815,500,000 in I8H6 tlie dbq larement
was placed at 6.50OJXD tone, nearly all of
which occurreil In Pennsylvania, al»ut Pitt»
burg. If the name ratio of In.reaxe in di»
pbtoement could tie given In lWk, as that of
1680 over I WO, the amount of cool displaced
by natural gas In 1387 »bould be plaeLi at
13,(XJ0,lXX) tons inxteaii of lO.OOli.OiD tons, as
alxive, which Is a reasonable estimate, ax no
official or authentic figures are al han4^-
, Mining Review,
Curious Contrastn in Manners.
Etiquette in a cui lons and arbitrary thing,
and differ* in every country. An American
gentleman doe« not smoko when driving with
his wife in tbo park, but an English gentle
man does, and it 1» not conmdered bad man
ner«. A Frenchman always lift* his baton
entering a railway carriage, if ladies are in
it; ho takes it off a* he leaves them. An Eng
lishman rarely takes his hat off unless the
pr neoes is passing or he meets an acquaint-
Courtesy to Social Inferiors.
There is no surer sign of vulgarity than the
discourteou.« treatment of those lielow us in
the social wale. Let your manner toward
servants be gentle and courteous, but not un
duly familiar. The world ovor, tho members
of the old aristocracy are more popular, be
cause they are more affable, with the lower
orders than are the newly rich.
Ball Room Introduction».
At a ball a gentleman is Intnxluced to a
lady that lie may axk her to dance with him;
the acquaintance do-»» not necessarily go any
furtlieF. W ix-tber it xlial 1 or not depend» en
tirely upon the lady. Should they meet
afterward the gentleman will wait for a rec
ognition before be speaks.
Card, nt Ilnaband and Wife.
The husband's card should accom|Any that
nt his nil« u|>on all formal occasions; I ait it
is no longer stylish for both nariH-a to lie en
graved ujinn the Mme card, except directly
Oyster Gardens In North Carolina.
The oyster reservations are fence«! in like
gardens wtih rails nailed to peats, but our
correspondent thinks the system objectionable
lex-aux«» it creates obstructions to nav igat ion
and affords no real protection to tho planter
from the depreciations of oyster thieves. The
public sentiment in North Carolina, unlike
the feeling In some portions of Mary'anet, to
so Strongly in favor of planting that it to
thought there will bo little, if any,difficulty
in securing a general recognition of individual
property rights in oyster lot« aial in enforc
ing the law for their protectiou.—iiailuucr,