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VOL. V. NO. 16
MoMINNVILLE, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 11,1893.
(OWLS. LEE LAUGHLIN K.CAPPERSON
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Interest allowed on time deposits.
11 sight exchange and telegraphic trans
ió n New York, San Francisco and Port*
S Swift’s Specific S
Blood and Skin s
A Tested Remedy
CONDUCTORS MUST DRAW.
MUST DEPICT TRAIN ACCIDENTS.
Mr. Fillmore as a Connoisseur of Art
and his Sad
shadow.’’ That shadow was a difficult
thing for the artist. He was equal to
the situation. Tracing with a lead
pencil sufficed to indicate the portions
of the platform that were not harassed
with the shadows. The |x>rtion that
was, together with the projecting shad
ow that misled the unfortunate brake-
man, had coal dust rubbed into it.
There was pleuty of coal dust on the lo
comotive, aud although coal is such a
harassing source of expense to Mr.
Huntingtop the artist made lavish use of
it. There is no mistaking the shadow
even it is but indicated by the written
Tne brakeman fell u distance of five
feet and a box of oranges came tum
bling after him. Like the man in the
play, “he said dam," and used other
expletives that sounded worse. The
brakeman sketched is a jumbled mass
of legs, arms, back and head at tlie side
of the track. His moutli is given prom
inence, und issuing from it so numer
ously as to form a big circle above the
Jumbled mass of humanity urea lot of
exclamation points of a sulphurous col
or. The conductor saw bis fellow
workman walk on to the shadow and
fall, and lie represents himself us be
ing bndly frightened. He shows ills
hair standing on end und lifting his
hat oft’ his head. The box of oranges
that had accompanied tlie brukenian
in his fall broke open, und according
to tlie sketch they would make h Flori
da orange grower pulo with envy.
They are each some bigger than the
box tliat held a hundred of them.
An idle young mun lounging around
the freight yards at Los Angeles tried
his hand at coupling cars the other
day and got bis hand badly smashed,
according to the sketch of the accident.
It must have been a good day's work,
simply carrying that hand around, for
It is huge. As the ears are depicted
just us they are about to come together,
the hand in the sketch casts a shadow
on them, and it is supposed that in the
darkness the difficulty of quickly han
dling so big an appendage to his arm
caused the accident. Mr. Fillmore bus
not exactly matered the sketch yet, but
lie is confident that he will.
When another train robbery takes
place great things are expected in the
way of a sketch by the conductor.
In his pleasant thoughts about liis
artists and their work, Mr. Fillmore’s
musings come to a stop now and then.
What if an accident should happen to
him while traveling on the road? How
would tlie particular artist on tlie train
depict him? The thought drives all
ideas of art out of his mind for the mo
ment, and a glance at what has been
done makes him shudder to think
what may be done. It is suspected
that when Mr. Fillmore makes some of
his (special fast rides out oil the road
hereafter that he will dispense with
the services of a conductor and run the
train himself. According to his new
order he is not expected to become an
artist. He is merely a patron of art.
SAVED FROM TRICHINAE.
THE RECOVERY OF THREE VIC
Th» Intereating Story of their Awful Ex
perience* While Suffering From Their
Indiscretion Told by Walter Nagel.
Conductors of the Southern Pacific
Walter Nagel, William Hunis and
railroad must add another accomplish
Otto Nagel, three men who were treat
ment to the education that the railroad
ed at the German hospital in San Fran
Elections made on all accessible points,
demands of them.
cisco for trichinosis, are almost entirely
bftice hours from 9 a. m. to 4 p m.
Heretofore if a conductor was a light
recovered from the effects of their in
ning calculator, u mind reader, an en
discretion in eating uncooked pork.
cyclopedia und ’an amateur pugilist,
They have returned to their home in
with a knowledge of mechanics and
the hills east of Rutherford, in this
Manufactures and Deals in
bookkeeping he could worry along,
county, says the Napa correspondent
but now he must lie an artist us well.
to the Examiner, aud are attending to
Drawer 3, Atlanta, Ga.
It is now.u rule of the company that
their farm work, thougli they still
ull train accidents involving injury to
complain of .weukness resultiug from
the ravages of the trichlme in their
the ]>eople must be sketched by the
conductor on the spot. The new rule
Tlie men were visited at tlieir home,
is imperative and admits of no excep
where they live together. Their cot
tions. Mr. Fillmore made bls order on
ho W p .
tage is situated oil tlie slope of tlie
Do you wear them? When next In need try a pair, they tlie presumption thut his conductors
ROBES, Etc. will give you more comfort and service for the money have artistic ability. The tulent may
mountain east of Conn valley. It is
I sells llieni cheaper than any other than any other make, Beat In the
reached only by a private road, leading
be little or great, but be will not admit
ler in the Valley My all home-made
over the mountain from tlie westerly
that It is entirely absent in his train
jess is the favorite with all who have
side. And such a road us it is; rocky,
■ them Give me a call and get prices.
Some of these sketches are beginning
washed by the mountain torrents in
M c M innville
the rainy season, until what was u road
to arrive at Fourth aud Townsend
is almost nothing but a rough bed [of a
streets. Busy man as Mr. Fillmore is
dry «¡ream, while the grade is so steep
in directing the manifold duties of his
NULTER & WRIGHT, Proprietors
tliat a team of horses bitched to a light
position day by day, be finds time to
bods of all descriptions moved and care
buggy uscendlng it must stop to breathe
carefully collect, udmire, criticise and
handling guaranteed. Collections will
every twenty yards. The trip to and
enjoy a variety of sketches, the origi
bade monthly Hauling of a 1 kinds
from the Nagel-Hunius ranch, with
nality of which atone in a great meas
Nupu as u starting point occupied one
ure for artistic deficincies. He lias a
[¿.BREATH & GOUCHER,
W. L, Douglas Shoes are made In all the little school of art all to himself, and
day und part of a night.
his quaintly icalistie pictures of train
And it was over this road that tlie
¡HYSICIANS AND SURGEONS,
If you want a fine DRESS SHOE dqn* t pay $6 to $8,
three men, suffering the terrible agony
accidents are rapidly developing into a
try my $3.50, $4 or $5 Shoe. They v/ill fit equal to cus
of trichinosis, were compelled to travel
tom made and look and wear as well.
If you wish to decidedly unique collection, says the
I (Office over Draly’s Dank.)
before reaching the nearest railroad
economize in your footwear, you can do so by purchasing San Francisco Examiner.
• O beoon . W. L. Douglas Shoes. My name and price Is stamped
station, Rutherford, on their way to
When a conductor makes his sketeb
on the bottom, look for It when you buy. Take no sub
the German hospital in San Francisco.
of an accident, he is expected to trans
I send shoes by mall upon receipt of price,
“That trip I shall never forget. It
postage free, when Shoe Dealers cannot supply you. mit it to Mr. Fillmore’s office, attached
was simply terrible, and the pain seem
W. L. DOUGLAS, Brockton, M»»». Sold by to a written account of how the person
ed unendurable as we drove down the
R. JACOBSON, McMINNVILEE was injured. The Bketch is supposed
URGEON ANO HOMEOPATHIC
mountain side," said Walter Nagel, in
to give in correct and graphic detail
describing the su fieri ng incident io the
just bow the person who is liable to sue
Bee Upstairs in the Garrison Building.
progress of the trichinie through his
the company for damages got hurt. Be
system. “But even this pain, severe as
ing right on the spot when the mishap
I M. RAMSEY,
it was, could not be compared with the
takes place it is presumed that the con
agony we endured when being convey
ductor has enough talent latent within
ed from tlis ferry to the hospital in San
him lliat will, when the occasion
Francisco. I would rather die at once
presses itself upon him, well up from
than to go through that experience
Ills soul and go to work.
“We presume every conductor to be
The two Nagels are brothers, Otto
an artist until he is proved not guilty
Office, Rooms 1 and 2 UuiOn Block.
being the younger. They were dis
by his owu sketches," says Fillmore,
charged from the hospital cured on
“then if he can’t give some idea of how
April 19th. Mr. Hunius’ discharge
a man got hurt we have the brakeman,
was three weeks previous, his attack
Guaranteed to cure Bilious attacks,
being a much milder one. Otto Nagel
•HYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Sick Headache and Constipation. 40 in ployee of the train sharpen a pencil
at once started for Chicago to witness
each bottle. Price 25c. For sale by and give us a picture. But the con
tlie wonders of the great Columbian ex
ductors are doing very well, and eve«
position. Therefore he could not be
Picture “7,17, 70” and sample dose tree.
if some of them make a sketch of the
J. F. SMITH A CO., Proprietors, NEW YORK.
seen to tell how it feels to have the
Colorado desert witli a couple of cars
( F- DTELSCHNEIDER,
wriggling,writhing worms in every part
occupying most of that vast stretch of
of the body.
sand, they make us see the point in
All of tlie men are courteous and in
their story of straight and curved lines.
telligent, and perfectly willing to talk
The sketches are for the use of the
of their cases. William Hunius, how
law department in defending suits for
In All kinds of Watches, Jewelry, Plated Ware
ever, cannot speak the English lan
damages and are used to refresh the
locks and Spectacles. McMINNVILLE, OR.
guage fluently, and simply emphasized
memories of traimen when they go on
at intervals the story told by Walter
the stand as witnesses.
They Got the Sexes Wrong.
A train recently injured a lad up
“Tlie way we came to get the terrible
( I Gates & Henry, Prop#.
Pedestrians on Sixth avenue yester disease was this," said Nagel, yet thin
tween two tracks on which there was a
freight train and and a passenger train. day during shopping time were much and pale from the awful experience, be
Both began to move slowly for a short puzzled by an old woman who was tween puffs from the pipe, which he
distance, and the boy trying to avoid playing a barrel organ at the corher of continually smoked: “You see, ail of
contact with the moving freight cars Thirteenth street. On one side of the our hogs died, and on the 11th of Feb
got too close to the passenger coach and organ was pasted tlie sign, “Help the ruary bought one at the slaughterhouse
Are warranted to thresh more grain was struck and knocked down by the Blind." Beneath it appeared this sec and took it home and killed it. We
in a given time and do it bet
projecting steps of the passenger coach. ond appeal, “I am the Father of Seven made some sausage and all three of us
ter than any machine made.
Here was a chance for the passenger Motherless Children,” says the New tasted it frequently during the process,
that we might season it Just right. I
conductor to send in his first sketch. York Sun.
■Hal Accommodations for Commercial
The old woman wore a pair of green also eat three or four pieces of the raw
He burned midnight oil in making it.
Kier Second and E Streets, one block
Are the latest in the world. Re Because tlie lad was;.very bloody from goggles, behind which her eyes were meat, which probably accounts for the
Item Cooks hotel.
member large work means large his wound he thought it -npropriate to completely hidden. Many a quizzical fact that my case was the worst of the
sketch him in red ink prostrate be look was thrown at her as the passers three.” and a convulsive shudder pass
profits in the threshing business.
tween the two tracks. A pet squirrel by read the inscriptions on the organ, through his emaciated frame at the rec
the boy hud in his arms when struck and one or two persons said some sharp ollection.
Gen'l Agt. Portland. Or.
“And, strange as it may seem, we
is sketched with a lead pencil, but as words, but the old woman kept on
talked about the fact tliat raw pork is
it got some of the boys blood on its turning the crank.
■peaking of patent medicine», the
A few blocks down the street the known to contain trichina- in some
furry side, lie again used red ink to in
Bge aays: “I wish to deal fairly
dicate that detail of the Napa valley mystery of the inscriptions was cleared cases. But we laughed at the thought
p honorably with all, and when King of all Blood Medicines, Cures Scrofu catastrophe. The squirrel is portrayed up. At Twenty-sixth street sat an old that we would beeome victims of the
■nd an article that will do what la, and all Skin Diseases. Rheumatism, as almost the size of an eight-year-old ma« turning music out of n barrel or disease, and continued to taste and
Diseases, General Debility, Nervous
k recommended to do, I am not Kidney
gan as dilapidated as the one whose swallow the raw meat.
Affections, and restores Lost Vitality.
■amed to say so. I am ncquaint-
“We felt no inconvenience for about
Tlie step of the coach having struck faint strains could almost lie beard
Iwith Dr. Vanderpool (having
the lad, is given a prominent part in from up the street. He, too, wore gog a week and thought no more of it, but
Bn treated by him for cancer),
the sketch. It extends so far out that gles and his organ bore this legend, on the 17th of the montli we were all
Id have used his blood modicine,
it is difficult to understand how it es “Help the Blind,” and under it: “I taken with cramps in the stomach,
¡own as the 8. B. Headache and
caped being broken off by the freight am the Mother of Seven Fatherless which soon became intensely painful,
Liver Regulator and Vermifuge combined train on the other track. It 1« traced Children."
per cure, and while' I am sc ven- Cures
and upon which the usual household
Dyspepsia, Constipation, Indigestion
►five years old, and have used BilHousness
A man stepped up to him and said: remedies had no effect. Then we began
and Malaria, also removes all with lead pencil, but has dots of red
kny pills and other remedies for common worms from the system without ink on to indicate how it was besmear “Lonk here, my friend, next time you to vomit incessantly, and the pain was
aid of other medicines.
B blood, liver and kidneys, I the
ed with the lad's gore and some of his go out you had better get the right sign so severe that I thought I should go
Sold by all druggists.
■st say that for a kidney tonic in
naturally red hair. A brakeman in the on your organ.”
"I wrote to a St. Helena druggist for
right's disease, as an alterative
The grinder must have guessed what
act of seeing the accident too late to
b the blood, or to correct the ac-
late to prevent it, is depicted as being the error was, for pushing the goggles medicine to give us relief, describing
bn of the stomach and bowels it
in the threes of horrible agony. He is back from his eyes, he peered quickly the symptoms to the best of my ability.
f a very superior remedy, and
to faint in front of the moving up and down the street as if looking for We were all afraid that it was the tri-
Has no second chance. The
bats anything I ever tried.
"tirst supplies his needs — if lie
train, and the conductor with a policeman. Seeing none he leaned cbinie that was troubling us, and when
.----- pi 1 recaution of
J. B MELSON Yakima. Wash,
the medicine sent by the druggist did
sincere graphic intent, over and read the sign.
At 50 cents a bottle, it is the poor man's
“Dod blast the old woman,” lie mut us no good we summoned Dr. Dawson,
fend* and family doctor.
sketches himself as the hero who ar
Buhl by Rogers Brothers.
rived Just in time to rescue the faint tered, pushing the goggles over his eyes of St. Helena.
Ferry’» Weed Annual, for lmo ,
“I told him that I thought we had
ing brakeman. He catehes him in his and shouldering the instrument to
contains all the latest and best
Information about Gai dens and
become infested with trichinie and he
Gardening. It is a recognised
authority. Every planter should
agreed with me that the symptoms
in a ditch hard by. They have big lo again." ---------------- ♦♦♦----------------
have IL Sent free on request
were exactly such as would be caused
I». M. FERRY A CO.. Detroit Mich.
comotives and cars in the Napa valley
American Ships as Good as Any.
by the parasite; but he examined por
liecause the figures of the trainmen in
tions of the raw meat which we gave
the picture are mere spots in the sketch
American citizens may well take him and could not And any evidences
as compared te them.
pride in the showing our country make of the existence therein of any trichinie
Mr. Huntington's railroad lawyers
in the review of cruisers, armored and whatever.
will use this plctuie in the boy’s forth
unarmored. There are no ironclad bat
"A friend of mine who had come up
coming suit for damages.
tle-ships of any flag, and the United to help take care of us, then wrote to
Down near I.os Angeles the brake-
States enters the parade with nothing one of the nurses at the German hospi
man of a local freight was assisting to
OldMt bureau for securing patents tn America.
to be ashamed of. We should have tal and this nurse showed the letter to
Brery patent taken out by us Is brought before
load boxes of oranges into cars. In the
Ua pubdie by a notioe <1 t « o free of charve tn the
been still better represented had the the physicians. In respdhse to their
course of his work he fell from the plat
New York and the Detroit been ready request we sent them specimens of
form of the freight shed down onto the
to join our contingent, but, even as the meat, which proved to be literal
track and was seriously hurt. There
things are, we need not fear compari ly swarming with the trichinae when
was another conductor's opportunity
son with any of the specimens of naval examined.
to sketch an accident. According to
architecture sent over here from Eu
“The authorities at the hospital tele
the picture the man was coquetting
graphed us that we might go there for
with the earth behind snowy banked rope.
treatment if we desired, and on March
clouds, as they moved along, allowing
The Duponts of powder-making fame
[ NOTICE it hereby given that the under-
her to alternately show and hide her have retained to a remarkable degree 12th, just a month from the time we
•igned has !»ecn appointed by tlie County
Court of Yamhill County. State of Oregon,
silvery face. He had had a strong grip after many generations of residence in ate the diseased meat we made tlie
•ole executer of the last will and testament
on the idea, but it escaped him when this country the physical characterist journey. It was a terrible trip. We
of G. W. Goucher, late of said county, de
had arrived at that stage of the disease,
ceased, and that he has qualified as such
he began to reproduce it, so he labeled ics of their French ancestors
each feature In order that Mr. Fillmore ef the family would infallibly be taken ■ trichinie (you see, I have been reading
Therefore, all persons having claims
need not lie awake at night solving the for native Frenchmen in Paris, and are up the matter and am posted in regard
against the »‘state of said decedent are
hereby required to present them to mo at
riddle. The man cast dark shadows singularly foreign looking in this coun-' to the theory of the disease I when our
mv ofllce in McMinville. in said county,
limbs were stiffened, swollen and ex
from the roof and «crows and beyond
with proper vouchers therefor, within six
ceedingly painful to the touch. Even
months from the date of this notice.
the platform, so seemingly the plat
Paled April 20.
form extended out much farther tbau
Mr. Carter's Behring sea speech is to lie on the softest bed was torture, so
E. 1. GOUCHER.
R amsky ,t F xxtos .
really was the case. These shadows i probably the longest sealskin rap on yen can imagine what we endured in
Attys for said Estate.
riding down the rough and steep moun
were the direct cause of physical dam record.
Í10 ebnts per double roll. Send 2-cent stamp age to the brakeman. In the language
tain and over the cobble-stones in San
St OFIF.I.D * MORGAN.
One .Small Bile ne*n every
l*-2 Third «I. Portland. Or. | of ths conductor, “he stepped on the week *n«.a.T»>rpM ISwn. Sc. psr IxXtm
reliable curs for Contagious
Blood Poi3on Inherited Scro
fula and Gkin Cancer.
Au a tonic for delicate Women
and Children it haa no equal.
Being purely vegetable, is harm
less in its effects.
A treatise on Dlood and Skin Dis-
eases mailed free on application.
Druygiets Sell II.
SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.,
W. L. DOUGLAS
L uck and dray co .,
HE COMMERCIAL STABLE I
■very, Feed and Sale!
The muss TRffl
F UDGE NELSON’S
“Next our faces swelled and we had
high fever with a quickened pulse and
heavy weakening sweats. My case be
ing the worst of all, I suppose I suffer
ed the most. It even pained me to
breathe. The trichinie had become so
thoroughly scattered through my sys
tem and such awful pains racked my
body that I wished for death to come
to my relief.
“After some treatment the swelling
in my head began to disappear, but
was replaced by a similar swelling of
the feet. I was now given to under
stand that my whole system was im
pregnated with the parasites; that they
had reached the extremities of my
limbs, my fingers, my toes, in fact that
there was not a muscle in my entire
body that was not the abiding place of
flic horrible worm. From the pain
which tlie smallest movement gave
me and the agony which racked my
body, I could well believe that such was
“Then 1 became extremely weak. I
hung between life aud death for several
days and it was impossible to tell
whether I would recover or not; in fact
the chances seemed to be against me,
but after a while my appetite began to
improve, the torturing pains ceased and
the muscular pains and swelling began
to abate. Yet tlie improvement was
wonderfully slow; so gradual that I
sometimes thought I never would be
come myself again.
“Ill the course of time, however, we
all grew better and were discharged.
Mr. Hunius was in the hospital but
three weeks, while my brother and my
self remained over five weeks.”
“What treatment was given you at
“Well, they beund up our swollen
limbs with cool bandages and gave us
medicine to act on the stomach princi
pally. They did not explain the treat
ment to us any further. We were giv
en the best of care.”
Dr. W. J. G. Dawson of St. Helena,
the physician, who was called to at
tend the stricken men, described tlie
symptoms in much tlie same way as
Mr. Nagel himself spoke of them. He
has no doubt that the men suffered
with the genuine trichiniasis.
Mrs, Hunius and her four children,
who ate only tlie cooked meat, were sick
for a few days, but soon recovered.
Cases of trichiniasis are extremely
rare. There have been none well au
thenticated in < 'alifornia for from thir
teen to fifteen years. The disease is
generally supposed to be incurable,
though instances where patients have
recovered are not unknown.
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Used in Millions of Homes—40 Years the Standard.
ble examples. France, that labratory
of political experiments, is peculiarly
rich in them. The French Protestants
received various opprobrious names.
They were called Christodians, because
they would talk about nothing but
Christ; Parpaillots, after a small base
coin, and lastly Huguenots, after Hu
gos, the great hobgoblin of French su
perstition, because they were supposed
to hide themselves In secret places,
and only wander out in the dark. La
Jacquerie, again, is the name given to
some reliellious peasants, and it due to
the fact that the tyrannical nobles
spoke of Jacques Boil Homme in terms
of insolent cruelty. In England dur
ing the present century there has been
only one term of ridicule, namely that
of the Adullamites,* applied by Mr.
Bright in IMG to a section of the wliigs
who stood aloof on a reform bill intro
duced l>y the government of Lord John
Russell. But it was a transient term
which vanished with the incident that
occasioned it, though the phrase, “A
Cave,” is sometimes used to designate
the dissentient section of a party. Per
haps the latest instance of all is the sin
gular one of the mugwumps in Ameri
ca. It is an Indian word denoting
chief or aged man, and is used in a ver
sion of the bible made for the Aigon"
qin Indians to translate the word duke
of the English version.— C. B. Roy-
lance, in Macmillan'» Magazine.
A SAGEBRUSH GHOST.
strange to say, the liody of the buggy
was perfectly level. As I pinched my
self to see if I was still asleep, I saw the
strange figure oil the left of the buggy.
It reached for the other wheel and took
The horse*, snorting with terror,dash
ed forward, but the demon was close
alongside, and the Instant lie graspe«!
one of tlie front wheels it ceased to re.
volve and a second later was wrenched
from the axle and hurled into the sage
The fact that the buggy was teariug
along ou one wheel tilled me with in
describable terror, but I glanced in the
direction of tlie remaining wheel and
saw that it hud also disappeared aud
the vehicle was now absolutely without
But new astonishments were in store
for me, for when I glanced up again at
the horse I found I was driving an
empty harness. There was no sem
blance of the steed in sight, but the
harness was tilled out Just as if the
horse was actually inside of it. Now.
as I said before I am not a (believer in
supernatural forces, but this circum
stance, coupled with ths vanishing of
the wheels (or uncoupled from it,if yeu
like) was calculated to make me won
der, as they say, whether I was afoot cr
It seems almost too much to expect
people to believe, but I solemnly affirm
it—the harness was the next to go. The
collar went flrst, then the backstraps—
at least if my memory does not play me
false—then the crupper—yes, the crup
per went next; then the lines melted
from my nerveless fingers and the next
thing T knew the buggy w'as gone, and
there I was, bowling along the road,
the cushions under me and the lap
robe over my knees and a rug under
my feet. This was all that really held
“Quite kind iu you to leave me this”
I said to the ghost.
The shade made no reply, but floated
alongside without taking auy part in
What struck me as the queerest thing
of all was the fact that the whip kept
right along in the air, about two feet
ahead, although the socket had van
We seemed to be going along at a
pretty lively pace when we reached the
gate, and I began to wonder how I
should climb down oft the cushion and
open the gate, and where I could man
age to hang the lap robe while I was
While I was figuring out how to
manage it I suddenly discovered that I
was on the other side of the gate. Any
one who has experienced the peculiar
sensation of being on the other side ofa
gate can easily imagine how I felt. I
was carried along to the house, floating
as you might say, on the cushion and
foot rug, aud I felt so bewildered with
the strange sights I had witnessed that
I crawled into bed as quietly as possible
and concluded not to say a word about
It added not a little to my astonish
ment in the morning when my wife
called my attention to the fact that ths
harness which belonged to my horse
was lying on tlie floor of the bedroom
and my clothes were hung up in the
Since I have written some of the sal
ient points of my adventure (I have
been obliged to omit a good deal for fear
of straining the credulity of my read
ers) members of my family have sug
gested that the story would lack som-
pleteness if I omitted to state that the
whole affair took place the same night
—and morning—that tlie great banquet
was given by the Silver party to SeA-
tor Stewart, when nearly a tliotlsand
dollars' wortli of champagne was con
sumed by the enthusiastic adherents ef
the old political warhorse. I mention
the matter by special request, although
for the life of me I cannot understand
what the banquet had to do with the
ghost, unless it was more effectively to
clinch the date.— Sam Davl» in Exam
Of a practical turn of mind and not
naturally of a credulous disposition, I
have never taken much stock in tales
which smack of tlie ghostly aud super
Indeed, I had always been taught by
my mother, who enjoys an excellent
reputation for common sense, never to
be afraid of ghosts, and to regard all
narrations of spiritual manifestations as
tales for the edification of marines.
Therefore tlie somewhat extraordinary
narration I am about to make, is com
mitted to the press with the hope that
The Names of Political Parties.
many whose ideas on the subject of the
Names of ridicule form tlie first and supernatural I have held in trifling re
largest class into which party names gard, may consider this history ef my
can be divided. They were merely the own experience an apology for my past
venomed shafts of vulgar contumely. incredulity.
I shall therefore endeavor to make
Such were the earliest party names in
England. Perhaps the very first of my simple statement of fact and let the
these was that of the Puritans. They reader draw ills own conclusions. Even
sprang into existence in the reign of should my story not be credited by the
Queen Elizabeth and were distinguish majority of people, f shall make no
ed by their uncompromising hostility protest that my veracity is questioned.
to her masterful claims for prerogative I am free to admit that had I not seen
in church and state; they were, in it with my own eyes I would not have
short, the lineal ancestors of the. Whig believed a word of it. How, then,«an I
and Liberal parties. Their enemies expect others to?
It was during the month of January,
twitted them with aiming at superhu
man purity and with displaying fastid of the present year, when I was driv
iousness in matters of detail, and ing home one morning about 3,40 from
dubbed them Puritans and sometimes the city of Carson to my ranch, which
Precisians. That there was probably is about two and one-half miles from
ground enough for the charge, no one town.
After passing beyond the city limits
can doubt. And the Puritans, for good
or for evil, have certainly left an indeli there is a desolate waste of sagebrush
ble mark on the English character to for at least a mile and a half, and as
the present hour. With the restoration this road is seldom used at night, ex
a new set of names sprang into exist cept by my own family, it is an exceed
ence. First, there were the petitioners, ingly lonely way, especially at such an
who were always petitioning the king hour.
After turning oft' the main road,
for something, and tlieir opponents
who styled themselves the abhorrers. which leads to Shaw’s springs, I struck
Then came perhaps the two most re across, the moor, allowing my horse, (a
markable party names tliat the world very sagacious animal) to pick along
had ever known, not only for their ab the road, to which he was well accus
solute inanity, but also for their persist tomed.
Suddenly I became aware that the
ence and practical importance.
These were the words whig and tory, horse was excited and fretful. He held
which were originally nothing but his head high in the air, paused and
terms of abusive ridicule. Yet they die sniffed, while lie trembled in every
hard. They occupy so large a space in limb. I could not attribute bis alarm
English history tliat their origin de to the wail of the coyote liorne across
serves more than a passing notice. the waste, as he was familiar with that
They were engendered in the ferment and not in the habit of noticing it. I
of a great political confusion when feel called his name, tapping him lightly at
ing ran high, when the issues in debate the same time, and lie resumed Ills
were little understood, and when in the tret.
After about fifty yards he stopped
words of a contemporary writer,
“things were so entangled that liberty suddenly and turned his head back,his
of language was almost lost." It was eyes gleaming and bis frame quivering
a time of conflict between the court and with terror. I reassured him with my
Catholic party, on tlie one|hand, and voice, but his alarm was too pronounc
the popular party, on the other. The ed to be thus placated; and bis symp
Duke of York found most ef his sup toms of fear seemed rather to increase.
A New Thing for Doctor».
porters among the Catholic Irish, and Turning my head ' slightly I almost
it was for that reason that the popular fainted, for as plainly as I can see the
Here is a new thing for doctors, de
party, with a rough but graphic touch, white paper on which I write I saw a
scribed by a visitor in St. Ixiuis to the
styled the whole of tlieir opponents the shadowy shape standing alongside tlie
Globe-Democrat, and it may prove an
‘Wild Irish," and the “Bogtretters.” buggy. It seemed a vapory, Intangible
important convenience: “It is in the
A more portable and euphonious name
bands of I)r. John H. Murphy, of Cay
was found in the word tory, a term for ing, and it laid its hand on one of the
uga, N. Y. The idea is his own, and
the most lawless of the wild Irish. It wheels—the off hind wheel, I remem
one which the medical men in that vi
is worth noting, as a remarkable coin ber it distinctly—and seemed to hold
cinity consider very useful and impor
cidence, that the Italians use the word the vehicle in a firm grip. Indeed,
tant. I)r. Murphy utilizes an ordinary
brigand to designate a man who pro when the horse [plunge«I forwanl he
walking stick to answer the purpose of
fesses what were originally called tory was unable to move the buggy, but was
the bulky and troublesome medicine
principles. The court partly retorted
I had been in a sort of a drowsy state case. The cane is arranged with a re
with the hardly less opprobrious term
versible sliding chamber, where the
of whig. It is Scotch in origin, but its from the lateness of the hour and lack
requisite numlier of phials are arranged
real meaning is lost in obscurity. Its
systematically and movable at will.
genesis may be traced to the rebellious
An apartment has lieen arrange«! for
nonconformist zealots of the Western ure but the whip encountered no resist
the carriage of small instruments,
Lowlands, and it is possible, as some ance.
which can lie used In ordinary emer-
have thought, that It was the word
! gvneiee. The receptacle or chaml«r is
there used for whey or sour milk, the forward again and I laid the whip hea worked with a spring attached to a
acid qualities of which were thought to vily on ills flanks. The buggy seemed thumb piece, which opens and clones
represent the dispositions of the Round to wrench itself away from the grasp of : the chamber at will. It is not an un-
l usual occurrence to see the doctor at-
head or Puritan party. A less fanciful the figure, and after a mad run of twa ' tending the sick with >11« mysterious
deriviation Is from whiggaiu, the cry i hundred yards I pulled the frantic an- ' assistant, dispensing to patients the
used to their horses by the Westland ’ imal down to a trot, and finally to a 1 necessary medicines for a cure. It i.«
very queer, somehow, to see a medical
peasants who went every summer to ! walk.
Ixxiking back to see what hail be- man without a case, Walk into a sick
buy corn at I^itb. It is, at all events,
chamber. Some little objection lias
a humiliating fact, that the great his ' come of my strange companion, I saw . come and umloubtedly more will, on
toric English parties should have been t something w hich caused the chills to that a physician witli a cane and no
«-aae lacks dignity. Utility will un-
almost indelibly branded [with con- roll over me and iny hair to lift.
Tlie wheel of the buggy held by the «ioubted'v conquer In the end and the
temptou« names of Scotch and Irish
cane become popular. The walking
ghost had disappeared.
. «loetor, as it iw called, is the subject of
The bare axle gli«tene«l In the moon- I more discuoiion than anything else at
But if we extend our view to other
countries we shall find no lew remarka ; light, but the wlieel was gone. Yet, 1 present about Cayuga.”