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How U e Tirai Our I eet.
The Daily Reporter,
Entered in the Post offioe at McMinnville for
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ond Glass Matter.
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(_<y”The Taylor System of Cutting and Fit
Third street, Next to Bishop & Kay’s store
Hair Cutting, "having and sham
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C. H. FLEMING, Proprietor.
(Snooeasor to A. C. Wyndham.)
Ladies and children’s work a specialty.
giy-T have just added to my parlor the
largest and finest stock of cigars ever in this
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•‘A well forme-* i< o:.” »avs Char
man in the Anurica*. Drawing j ______
•‘is rarely to be met with in our day
from the lamentable distortion it is
compelled to endure by the fashion of
our boots and shoes, Instead ol being
allowed the same freedom as the tin-
gers to exercise the purposes for which
nature intended them, the toes are
cramped together and are of little more
value thau*if all in one; their joints en
larged, stitl'eneu and distorted, forced
and packed together, often overlapping
one another in sad confusion, and wan
tonly placed beyond the power oi ser
vice. As for the little toe and it*
neighbor, in a shoe-deformed foot, they
are usually thrust out of the way alto
gether, as if considered supernumerary
and useless, while all the work is
thrown on the great toe. although that
toe is scarcely allowed working room
in its prison-house of leather. It is,
therefore, hopeless to look for a foot
that has grown under the restraints of
leather for perfection of form; and
hence the feet of children, though les«
marked in their external anatomical
development, present the best model«
for the study and exercise of the pupil
Camper, who wrote in the seven
teenth century, on ’‘The Best Form of
Shoe.” says that his treatise originated
in a jest with his pupils, who “did not
believe I would dare to make public- a
work on such a subject,” which indi
cates the small estimate which was put
upon the foot as an organ of the body.
He begins by deploring the perversity
which wholly neglects the human feet
while forcing the greatest attention to
the feet of “horses, mules, oxen and
other rrfiimals of burden,’'aud deciares
that from the earliest infancy the foot
coverings worn serve but to deform
them and make walking painful, and
sometimes impossible; and he lays the
blame on the ignorance of the shoe
James Dowie. a practical and scien
tific Scotch shoemaker, in his excellent
little book, makes the same statements
as the artist; and the great Dutch sur
geon, whose treatise he had translated
into the English language, also laments
that the subject of the feet is so much
neglected by those who are competent
to instruct us about them. Lord P:xl-
merston said to Dowie that “shoe
makers should all be treated i.ke pi
rates, put to death without trial or mer
cy, as they had inflicted more suffering
on mankind than any class he Knew.”
— Ada H. K<.plcy in Popular >'ct< nee
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courteous and discreet, revere sacred ed Dy a
subjects, never treat them lightly, even almost
iu a joke; adhere strictly to the truth kept in
and listen intelligently.— Annie L. proper
lack, in Philadelphia Call.
A Few Big Things.
The greatest wall in the world is the
Chinese wall, built by the first emperor
of the Tsin dynasty, about 220 B. C.. as
a protection against the Tartars. It I
traverses the northern boundary of China
and is carried over the highest hills,
through the deepest valleys, across riv
ers and every other natural object Its
length is 1.251 miles.
Among the most remarkable natural I
echoes is that on Eagle's Nest on the ;
banks of Killarm y, in Ireland, which i
rep'ats a bugle call until it seems to be
sounded from a hundred instruments,
and that of the Naha, between Bingen 1
and Coblentz, which repeat* a sound
The most remarkable artificial echo
known is that of the castle of Simonetta.
about two miles from Milan. It is oc
casioned by the existence of two parallel
walls of considerable length. It re
peats the report of a pistol sixty times.
The most remarkable whirlpool is the j
maelstrom of the northwest coast of ’
Norway and southwest of Moskeniesol.
the most southerly of the Lofoden isles.
It was once supposed to be unfathom
able, but the depth has been shown not
to exceed twenty fathoms.
The greatest cataract in the world is
that of Niagara- The Horseshoe fall, on
the Canadian side, has a perpendicular [
descent of 168 feet. The height of the
American fall is 167 feet. The Horse- i
shoe fall, which carries a larger volume '
of water than the American fall, is
about 61*0 yards wide and < xtends from
the Canadian shore to Goat island.
The biggest diamond in the world, if
indeed it be a diamond, is the Breganza,
which forms part of the Portuguese
crown jewels. It weighs 1.860 carats.
However, not a little doubt < xists of its !
being a diamond, as the governnn nt
nas never auowea it to De testeo. it was
found in Brazil in 1741.
The largest tasted but uncut diamond
is the Mattam. belonging to the rajah of
Mattam, in Borneo. It is of pure water,
weighs 367 carats, and is of pear shape,
indented at the thick end. It was found
about 1760 at Landsrd, in Borneo. It
has been the cause of a sanguinary war.
Before it was cut the Koh-i-noor, which
is one of the English crown jewels, wait
the largest tested diamond.
weighed 798 carat*. When in poHMwion
of the Emperor Aurengc/.be it was re
duced by unskillful cutting to 186 carats. 1
How Not to Be Disagreeable.
During the Sikh mutiny it was captured
bv British troops and presented to Queen
"How do you manage to win the Victoria. It was recut, ami now weighs
confidence of all the young people who 106 1-6 carats. Philadelphia Newt.
meet you in society?" I asked a friend
who was no longer young, but a great
A Sea Cucumber.
favorite with her own, and also the op
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Yesterday there was quite a sensa
posite sex, in friendship that seemed
tion created on Sullivan’s island by the
“I do not know of any secret in it,” capture of a fish of a genus hitherto
she said, “only that I am a good lis unknown in our waters.
tener, and I can manifest an interest beached by the waves, and was taken
and sympathy in conversation. To be by a party of ladies, who wi re unable
an agreeable listener it is necessary to to satisfy themselves as to what man
talk now and then, to look the speaker ner of fish it was, until one of the
in the eye, and not to interrupt. I try party, a lady from Michigan now visiu
not to show superior knowledge, for ing the island, and whose knowledge
there is nothing more disagreeable than of ichthoiogy is by no means limited,
to have people all the time setting you threw light on the subject. The fish
straight. I do not like it myself; so, Delongs to the species known as sea
when some one tells me a story that I cucumber, and to the genus hololliuria.
have heard before, even if it is a little They are not rare., Dy any means, the
different in detail, I let it pass as some only remarkable feature of its capture
thing I am nearing for the first time. I being the locality in which it was
'1 hi« fish is indigenous to
think if anyone will talk naturally, found.
•peaking with eyes as well as lips, and tropical waters, and it is the first ever
without affection, they need not fear caught in our harbor. In size it is
Briticism, unless the •onversation is about six inches long aod is shaped
made personal by one’s own or neigh very much like «cucumber, from which
bors’ affairs. If I were to give rules it take« its Dame. It has neither bn«
(or becoming a good conversationalist nor feet, but swims by the motion of
I should say, avoid slang, grammatical its body, M an eel does, its body being
errors and bad punctuation, be as re very supple, considering its bulk, it
fined as possible, and let that very re b« » large mouth, which is surround«
soft fuzzy fringe. It will eat
anything and can be easily
an aquarium for year« with
attention. — Charleston A«tos
The Chinaman’s “Konr M oms Preet
In China the “four most preciou«
things” are the paper-plant. Ink and
Its saucer, and the brush.
The hornet, whose sharp «ting 1« the
terror of children, is the recognised pion
eer of paper-makers. Its oellular nest,
on trees and rooks, is built of material
which resembles the most delioatw
Eighteen hundred years ago. the
Chinese, acting upon the wasp's sug
gestion, made paper from fibrous mat
ter reduced to pulp. Now. each prov
ince makes its own peculiar variety
from the inner most bark of different
The young bamboo, which
grows six or eight inches in a single
night, is whitened, reduced to pulp in
a mortar, and sized with alum. Freut
this pulp sheets of paper are made in a
mold by hand. The celebrated Chinese
rioe paper, that so resembles woolen
and silk fabrics, and on which are
painted quaint bird« and flower«, is
manufactured from compressed pith,
which is first cut spirally, by a keen
knife, into thin slices, six inches wide
and twice as long. Immense quanti
ties of paper are used by the Chineee
for a great variety of purposes. Funer
al papers, or paper imitations of earth
ly things which lhey-desire to bestow
on departed friends, are burned over
their graves. They use paper window
frames, paper sliding-doors, and paper
visitiug-eards a yard long. It is re
lated that when a distinguished reprä
sentative of the British Government
once visited Pekin, several servants
brought him a huge roll, which, when
spread out over the large floor, proved
to be the visiting-card uf the Chinese
Emperor. — From Paper: Its Origin
and History" by < has. K. Bolton, us 6X
Nicholas for August.
Pasteur Rtutlyiog Hydrophobia.
Biting dogs and bitten dogs fill the
laboratory. Without reckoning the hun
dreds of mad dogs tluit have died in the
laboratory during the last three years,
there never occurs a ease of hydropho
bia in Paris of which Pasteur is not in
formed. Not long ago a veterinary sur
geon tel« graphed him: “Attack at its
height in | mmm IJ c dog and bulldog.Come.”
Pasteur invited me to accompany him,
and we staried, carrying six rabbits with
us in h bask«.. '¡'he two dogs were rabid
to the last dcgrctC Tin bulldog cspe-
cialiy, an enormous creature,howled and
foamed in its cage. A bar of iron was
held out to him; he threw himself u|M>n
it. and there was a great difficulty in
drawing it away from h- bloody fangs.
One of the rabbits was then brought near
to the cage, and its drooping ear wae
allowed to pass through the bars. But
notwithstanding this provocation the dog
flung himself down at the tsittom of his
cage and refused to bite. Two youtlia
then threw a cord with a slip loop over
the dog as a lasso is thrown. The ani
mal wits caught and drawn to the edge
of the cage. There they managtsi to get
hold ot him and secure his jaws, and the
<iog, suffocating with fury,his eyes blood
shot, and his body convulsed with a vio
lent spasm, was extended iqain a table
and held motionless, while Pasteur,
hvuiing over his foaming bead at the
distance of a finger's breadth, sucked up
into a narrow tune «onw drop« of saliva.
In the bast merit of the veterinary sur
geon's house witnessing this formidable
tete-a-tete, I thought Pasteor grander
than I had ever thought him befora.—
Hitloire d'un Savani par un Ignorant,
by Valery Kat lot.
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Al the Ai nmifuiig Works, in Eng-
Jaml, a gull that will cast a one-ton
•hell fifteen unies has Esen in ad«.