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A STRAUSS WOMAN'S SPEtL
A Gltl TMnVi That She Was In Peril of
Utcoinlng a Victim of Hypnotism.
An experience of rather a sensational
. character befol a young lady employed in
the government printing oflice, an attempt
being made to hypnotize or inesmerically
control her by a strange woman, who,
whatever else may be true of her, seems to
possess great mesmeric power. After ac
costing the' young lady, who in the daugh-
ter of a Presbyterian clergyman, aha at
onco entered upon the subject of hypno
tism, stating that she had just come from
an Interview wit h a lady who had made
that branch of mental science a special
study, and whoso experience with it had
been remarkable and thrilling.
TearninK that tho young lady she was
addressing was fining to hast Capitol hill.
she declared that she was going to Lincoln
park herself, and resumed her remarks
upon hypnot ism, asking also some ques
tions in regard to It.
Miss W , as she may be called, is not
an i magi native young lady of the emotional
school, but a plain, practical, common
sense person, 'who has mado good useoi
educational privileges, and is the orphan
daughter of a well known clergyman.
But in spito of her cool head and good
Judgment she felt an almost unutterable
fear of the strange appearing woman, who
seemed bent on following her, and deter
" mined that she should listen to her re
marks upon the subject.
Miss W avers that she felt a strange
but unmistakable mesmeric or electric sen
sation in her hand and arm nearest to hei
chance acquaintance, nearly as pronounced
. as that from a lightly charged galvanic
battery. Bho could see no policeman, not
- any ono to whom she could appeal, and
she feared to mako an outcry, as her un
welcome companion kept her right hand
in a small traveling bag, the contents ol
Which could only be surmised.
Det ermined to shake her olT she took a
direction nearly opposite to her destina
tion, but the mysterious woman did the
same. Finally they were passing a rustic
seat upon which a person was seated with
whom Miss W was acquainted, and the
latter seated herself and remained till the
hypnotic enthusiast disappeared around
Miss W states that during the time
she was in the presence of the strange
woman she felt obliged to make the most
strenuous mental effort to resist tho won
derful inuuuuco which seemed to emanate
from the stranger, nnd that she could feel
it for several hours.
A person possessing tho power that the
strange woman apparently docs, with a
reckless disregard of its use, or who chooses
to exercise it for improper purposes, is a
dangerous character to be abroad. The in
cident will no doubt bo of interest to spe
cialists in psychological mysteries, and of
Homo possible interest to tho police.
' How Heels tint Fair Play for a Darky Tloy.
An interesting story is current here
about Mr. Heck in tlio early days of his life
in Lexington. 1 lo wris always keen to take
tho side of tlie weak agaiust the strong.
On one occasion ho offered to thrash a
.whole circus company, in the slavery days,
when, in a circus, a call was made for vol
unteers to riilo a trick mule. Fifty dollars
was offered to anybody who would stick
on. A lil t lo darky came forward and
mounted tho mule's back. After going
around tho rin.iffifuw times the mule be
jgan a series of tactics to dislodge his rider.
. Hut tho little darky stuck like wax, and it
soon became pretty plain that tho mule,
unaided, could not get him off. The ring
master, thinking himself safe in maltreat
ing a friendless negro boy, enmo up and
gave his colleague, tho mule, several sharp
fills with his whip that sent darky and
innlo rolling over in tho sawdust.
Mr. Duck saw t ho fraud. Ho jumped
down from his seat, dashed into the ring,
and catching the ringmaster with a very
lci-Bunsivo grip, administered some Jack
souian language to him, and demanded the
money for tho boy. Tho ringmaster showed
light. This was an easy matter, but it did
,not look so easy when tho whole circus
company took sides with tho ringmaster,
'i'lie spectators immediately sided with the
man who had championed tho friendless
little darky. Tho money was paid over.
Washington Cor. - Ciuciuuuti Commercial
Actor lluhaoti'i Toimorlul Skill.
I was being shaved in tho St. James ho
tel barbershop when I noticed Stuart Itob
bou siUhi.'t next to ni with a waxed
linirod razor vlulder st Hiding idly, yet In
terestedly, looking on. The famous funny
fellow w.-is shaving himself, and the sound
of that blado traversing tho stubblelleld of
Lis physiognomy was lihe unto the gentle
touch of a small boy, a short stick and 4
lulling fence, lie won't allow a barber to
tlivest him of that hirsutu wire which
adorns his face, and tho greatest joke about
tliifj idea is that ho doesn't know bow to
slwivu himself. He looks liko hu needed a
shave, ni matter how often tho habit has
leeu Indulged in during tho week.
Anothc'st!Ujg feature of this jugglery
is flint instead of i)i'. Hobson shaving him
self down, ns other mortals do, he persis
tently pushes tho sharp steel up against
the grain of the beard. The barbers all
Stand back aghast and wonder how he sur
vives such an ordenl, but no ono is mora
complacent than ho when the job is done.
The clever comedian then seeks the wash
stand, nllouing the bowl lo bo filled with
cold water, into which ho plunges his
whole head and face, holding his breath ns
long as possible. After this the poor bar
ber gets a chauce at him. Cor. 1'ittsburg
Oil from Corn.
' Oil from corn is ono of the latest prv
ducts which modern science every now and
then throws upon the world. Tho utilize,
which is now grown in tho United States
nt tho rate of some 2,000,000 bushels per
year, has !een experimented with and
found capable of yielding 8; per cent, of
its weight in oil, tho germ of the kernel
.lining tho part from which the oil is ex
tracted. The new material is of a pale yel
low color, somewhat rhicker than either
tho olive or cotton seed oil, and does not
seem to be readily available m ft substitute
for them, but it is well adapted for lubri
cating purposes, and may be used as a salad
dressing, while it seems to lie adaptable for
liniments. Philadelphia ltecord.
The Kail of tha World Calculated.
A Trench stat ist lci.in who has been study
ing the military nnd other records with
view of determining the height of men at
different periods, has reached some wonder
Tho recorded facts extend over nearly
three centuries. It is found that in 1010
the average height of mania Kit rope was
1.73 meters, or say 5 feet D inches. In 1700
St was 5 feet 6 inches. In lS'Sl it was 5 feet
B inches and a Jt acl ion. At t he present tlm
Jt is 5 feet ;l inches And three-quarters. It
tsea-W to deduce, from these figures at a
;rat of regular and gradual decline in
Juinmn Mature, nnd then to apply this,
working backward ami forward, to the past
find to the future.
Jiy this calculation It is determined that
ihe etnture of the first men attained the
surprising avcrago of 10 feet 9 inches.
Truly thi-re were giants on tho earth in
those days of I )g. nnd Goliath was quit a
slegeiHTHto offspring of tho giants. Com
Jug down to later times wo find that at the
Bwipuuing of our era the average height of
jnan was ) feet, and In the time of Charle
anagneit ,is 8 fit-t 8 inches, a fact quite
sjutlicient to ik count for the heroic deeds ot
But the ni'"t iv-;tonlhing result of this
tcteutiflc study comes from the application
jf the same iucxni-ublo law of diminution
to the future. The calculation shows that
t'Jthe year 4UW A. U. the stature uf the
average man will be reduced to fifu-eu
inches. At that epoch there will be only
Lillputiaim on the earth. And the conclu
sion of the learned statistician is irresisti
ble that "the end of the world will certain
ly arrive, for the inhabitants will have bo-
come so small that they will finally disap
pear" "finish by disappearing," as the
French idiom expresses It "from the ter
restrial globe." Philadelphia Times.
Before a Fall.
It is never wise to boast. A haughty spirit
will always make enemies and bring its pos
sessor into contempt. The Christian Advo
cate knew a boy who had won a prize for
learning Scripture verses, and who was too
much elated by his success.
lie was asked by his minister if it took
him long to commit what he had recited,
"Oh, no," said the boy boastfully, "I can
learn any verse la the Bible in flve'nim
"Can you, indeed t and will you learn one
for met "
"Then in five minutes from now I would
like very much to hear you repeat this
verse," said the minister, handing him the
book and pointing out the ninth verse ol
the eighth chapter of Esther:
"Then were the king's scribes called at
that time In the third month, that is, the
month Si van.on the three and twentieth day
theref; and it was written according to all
that Mordecal commanded unto the Jews,
and to the lieutenants, and the deputies
and rulers of the province's which are from
India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty
and -seven provinces, unto every province
according to the writing thereof, and unto
every people after their language, and to the
Jews according to their writing, and ac
cording to their language."
Master Conceit entered upon his task
with confidence, but at the end of an hour,
to his mortification, he could not repeat it
without a slip.
Are Hand Grenades Frauds?
There Is a gentleman, now a wealthy
resident of Brooklyn, who made a small
fortune out of the sale of hand grenades
for extinguishing Ares. I happened to be
at his home one day and expressed my sur
prise that he did not have a hand grenade
in the house to protect himself against fire.
"I made money out of the hand grenades,
but I think that was because they were
never used in case of Are. Of course when
I went into the business I thought they
were all they were represented to be, and
as soon as I found out the fraud in them 1
sold out my interest. The hand grenade
can no more put out a fire than will any
amount of water equal to what it contains.
The exhibitions of its efficacy, you will re
member, were all made with burning
structures having three sides. Had a board
been taken out of the back of one of the
boxes which the agents set fire to all the
hand grenades in tho market would not
have put it out. But as there was no drafit
and a great deal of blaze and smoke but
little water was required to extinguish the
flames. I suppose millions of hand gre
nades of various makes have been sold asd
I doubt if the fraud has been discovered
yet." Brooklyn Eagle.
Helping; the Memory.
Inexpensive as are good books and pa
pers, there are still households in the coun
try in which not a book, excepting, per
haps, an unused Bible, can be found, and
the only literature on which the family
feeds is the county paper.
A correspondent who spent a night with
one such family says that he picked up the
county paper, which was an unusually poor
sheet, and found nearly all of its contents
marked with a blue pencil. Kveu the ad
vertisements were thus marked.
Turning to an old lady who sat near him,
"I have been wondering why nearly
everything in this paper has a blue mark
"Oh, I'll tell you," replied the old lady,
pleasantly. "I make 'em myself. It's my
way of telling whether I've read such and
such a piece or not. Soon as I read it I
mark it with a blue pencil, and next time
I pick up the paper I know just what I
have read and what I ain't read, and 1
duu't lose time reading the same thing
twice. It's a real good way to help out n
body's mem'ry." Youth's Companion.
Some Fueglan Traits.
When a song was struck up by our party, I
thought the Fueglani would have fallen down
with astonishment. With equal surprise thoy
viewed our dancing; but one of the young
men, when anked, had no objection to a little
waltzing. Little accustomed to Europeans
as they appeared to be, yot they knew and
dreaded our firearms; nothing would tempt
tbem to take a gun In their hands. They
bogged for knives, calling them by the Spanish
word cuchilla. They explained also what
they wanted, by acting as it they had a piece
of blubber in their mouths, and then pretend
ing to cut instead of tear it.
It was as easy to please as It was difficult
to satisfy these savages. Young and old,
men and children, never ceased repeating the
word yammersehoouer, which means "give
me." After pointing to almost every object,
one after the other, even to the buttons on
our coats, and saying their favorite word in
as many intonations as possible, they would
then use it in a neuter sense, and vacantly
repeat yammerschooner. After yammer
schoonei'liig for any article very" eagerly,
they would by a simple artifice point to thoir
young women or little children, as much as
to say, "If you will not give it me, surely
you will to such as these," "Darwin on the
Fuegiam and Patagonians" in Popular Sci
About nig Shoes.
'Ji it hard to black a pair of shoes that
have recently been oiled f"
''No, unless they are badly wrinkled. There
Is only about one in a hundred whose shoes
fit. , Take a person who has tender feet and
a corn on each toe. and he believes he must
wear a loose (boe. So he gets a pair about
(wo sizes larger than he requires, and in two
reeks they look like a corrugated elephant's
ear. Instead ul Boding comfort in his pon
toons the pain Increases and bis life becomes
a burden to him. When I strike a pair of
leathers of this description they send a chill
down my back. The man with the sore feet
always oils his shoes when it rains or snows.
B thinks it softens them. The moment it
clears off he hastens toa bootblack for a shine.
I baveaptut twenty minutes over a pair of
moccasins of this description, and then turned
out an unsatisfactory job. But where the
shoe is close to the foot I don't rare It the oil
is sn inch thick, as I can bring out a pollh
that you can see your face In." Interview in
Take Note of the Danger Signal,
A nervous headache is a danger signal. If
it be frequent the danger is increased; if it
be continuous a catastrophe is imminent.
The driver must put on bis brake at all haz
ards or he will probably soon have a leap for
his life. TkuTfi are very few sets of circum
stances in whk-h it is a man's duty to go on
with his work when he is In ti.it condition, at
all risks. Eveu a threatened bankruptcy had
lietter be risked than a threatened life. Be
sides, a man who is in the unyielding grip of
a permanent nervous headache is not really
the best judge of his own circumstances, lie
magnifies and distort things amazingly. ll
takes counsel of hi fears aud alutudons his
bM and courage altogether. Het, imme
diate aud sui'leient rest, is the sovereign
remedy. A fortnight at once may be betuqr
than a year six weeks hence. American
preferred Her Qntet.
Fainter I assure you, my dear sir, the
portrait of your wife will turn out a speak
Customer Speaking? Great laveusl
eau't that be altered Der Schnlk.
A prominent local railroad man made
one of a party which recently went up for
a little shooting trip in the neighborhood
of Turner junction; While tramping over
the country one day the sportsmen ran
across a large bee tree,' heavily luden with
magnificent honey, and they suggested
cutting it down and stealing the sweets. It
was resolved to do this at, night, and, in
spite of a heavy rainstorm, the five hunters
started out with a wagon, axes, etc. Lots
were drawn, and the railroad man and a
friend were chosen to fell the tree. The
other three were to be posted near by where
they could notify the amateur woodcutters
of the approach of the farmer who owned
the tree, in order that they might escape in
time. The plut was well laid, and it looked
very much like a successful one.
When the big bee tree was reached the
railroader and his partner took their axes
and started in. It would have been a
pretty good job for professional wood chop
pers, but for these amateurs it was hard
work and lots of it. But they labored
away in the rain, and finally had the satis
faction of Beeiug the great tree topple over
in response to their efforts. It fell with a
crash, and just then they heard a shot and
a yell. This was the warning signal which
their friends were to give when the farmer
appeared. Dropping their axes, they
plowed through the mud and reached
their wagon by a toilsome and circuitous
route. They drove like mad from the
place and reached home covered with mud.
The:r friends returned soon afterward. At
breakfast hot biscuit were served, and there
was a big bowl of honey placed upon the
table. This demonstrated to the railroad
man and his friend that they had been vic
timized the night before. The alarm they
had heard was a false one, and as they ran
off through the mud their three compan
ions went up with buckets and stole the
honey from the tree they had felled with
so much labor. Chicago Herald.
Great Men's Doubles.
There is one strange coincidence that al
ways happens here when any public man be
comes prominent or does something es
pecially to make him the hero of the hour.
That Is, his "double" immediately appears
and makes himself as conspicuous as pos
sible. When everybody was waiting, ex
pecting somo news from Mr. Randall's bed
side, a man who bears a remarkable like
ness to the dying statesman was seen here,
there and everywhere about the Capitol.
He made his appearance first in the rotunda
of the great building and seemed to be in
tently gazing at tho paintings in that large
hall.. His face was the fac-similo of Ban-.
dall's when the Pennsylvanian was last at
the Capitol. The double dressed liko him
and even affected his walk. He seemed to
enjoy the attention be attracted and re
mained in the corridors near the house of
representatives nearly all day. ,
About inauguration time the man that
looked like President Harrison seemed ul
most ubiquitous. Ex-President Cleveland
even had his double, and at one time a
newspaper correspondent saw him in the
street and attempted to Interview him.
When a prominent senator makes a great
speech his double is always sure to turn up
the next day and parade about the Capitol.
It was strange, but, after Kincaid shot Ex
Congressman Taulbee, it seemed as if you
met Kincaid's double in every street car or
hotel you entered. Kincaid had a peculiar
ippearauce, nnd the frequency of his
doubles became a matter of comment.
Postmaster General Wauamaker's friends
are sometimes bothered by seeing his
double, cither at tho Capitol or on the
street, and often they stop to speak before
they discover their error, Cor, Nevp York
Mail and Express.
Did you ever figure on th exact distance
that one may be removed from a reflecting
surface and yet hear the echo of his own
voice9 It is said that one cannot pronounce
distinctly or hear distinctly more than five
syllables in a second. This gives one-fifth
of a second for each syllable. Taking 1,130
feet as the velocity of sound per second, we
have 224 feet as the distance sound will
travel in one-fifth of a second. Hence, if a
reflecting surface is 113 feet distant, the in
itial sound of an uttered syllable will be re
turned to the ear from a distance of 112
feet, just as the next syllable starts on its
In this case the first fifth of the second is
consumed in the utterance of a syllable aud
the next fifth of the second in hearing its
echo. Two syllables would be echoed from
a reflecting surface 224 feet distant, three
syllables from S3o feet, and so on within
the limit of andibleness. It Is evident that
a sharp, quick sound, the duration of which
is only one-tenth of a second, would give
an echo from half tho distance, or fifty-six
feet. The above estimates are for a tem
perature of 01 degs. Fahrenheit, at which
the velocity of sound is a little over 1,118
feet in a second. The velocity of sound
when the mercury stands at freezing is 1,088
feet per second. St. Louis Republic
Sarcastlp Oscar Wilde.
At a gathering in London not long ago
Oscar Wildo was approached by a Bmall
man, who slapped him familiarly on the
"Holloa, Oscar, d'you know every time I
see you you get fatter and fatter?"
"I don't know who you are," replied the
apostle of u'stheticism, looking down from
bis advantage of several inches, "but every
time I see you you get ruder and ruder."
Keedless to say the too friendly acquaint
ance vanished abashed iuto the crowd.
"Can you tell me," asked Oscar, turning
to a lady with whom he had just been talk
ing, "who that dreadful little cad isf
"That, Mr. Wilde," returned the lady,
with a frigid glance and haughty manner,
"is my husband."
"Is it, indeed?" replied he, with an agree
able smile and holding his ground. "Then
what a pity you don't teach him better
manners!" Loudon Letter.
A rhllologloal Negro.
A remarkable linguist is "Ed," the col
ored porter on the One Hundred and Thirty-fifth
street station of the Sixth nvenue
elevated road. Ho la a stout and jolly look
ing man of aliout 45 years, and he furnishes
any amount of amusement for himself and
the bystanders by opening n torrent of
good Italian upon the groups of laborers of
that nationality that use the station night
and morning. He speaks French, Spanish
and Portuguese quite as well as he does
Italian, but has never met a Portuguese
since be came to New York ten years ago,
and he is afraid that he is losing his hold
on that language. But to make things
even ho is working away at German under
the tuition of one of the ticket box men,
and is fast mastering its idioms.
"Ed" was bori) in San Domingo, and
spent tho greater part of bis life In the
Spanish and Italian navies, picking up his
knowledge of Kreuch, English and Portu
gese in his travels. New York Times.
I(y Special Train.
A woman was at the Third street depot the
other day to meet a train from the west
which was an hour late. She of course made
uiquiries as to the cause, and an official finally
replied to ber:
"I believe, tbey found a culvert washed out,
"Oh, that's it t Well, cant yon send one
out to them by special train r Detroit Free
Bon of Colors.
Turkey red is made from the madder pMai,
which grows In Hindoostan. The yellow sap
of a tree of Siain produces gamboge; the na
tives catch the sap in cucoanut shells. Raw
sienna is the natural earth from the neig-h-borbood
of Sienna, Italy. Raw amber is also
an earth found near Umbria, aud burnt.
Medical and Surgical Reporter.
MY HAPPIEST DAY.
Sou ask the happiest day of all my life.
And guess twas spent with one I loved. "Not so.
'Was crowned with victory of war?" Ah, no
The conquerlnr ol roe la mortal strife?"
Nay, friendl Wiy hurt me with these questions
In treason to our nobler selves? Why know
Ye not within the heart of man does glow
A source of joy above the love of wife,
Host helpful to mankind to win success,
Denied to none, no matter bow uncouth,
The surest means to lasting happlns?
I've been its votary since early youth;
Its graces now are all but numberless
My happiest day was spent in finding Truth.
Jackson Boyd in Louisville Courier-Journal.
Hew to Preserve Strawberries.
There is no berry more delicious when
preserved than the strawberry, and none
more difficult to put up successfully. The
flavor of the berry is so evanescent that it
entirely disappears in canning. It requires
a rich sirup to hold this delicate flavor,
and therefore strawberries should always
be preserved. Select perfectly ripe, fine
flavored frnit for this purpose. The most
delicious preserves in the world are made
of wild strawberries. Hull the strawber
ries, and as soon as you have about a pound
ready weigh them and put them with
three-quarters of their weight of sugar in
a porcelain lined kettle. Continue till the
kettle is nearly full, then set them at the
back of the stove. When the strawberries
are well covered with juice bring them for
ward where they will boil up rapidly, Stir
them only enough to prevent their burn
ing. After they have boiled .rapidly for
ten minutes skim them carefully and be
gin putting them into bottles which should
stand in boiling water to prevent the hot
preserve cracking them. Seal them up
instantly as tightly as you can.
Wipe oil each bottle as it is filled and
sealed and stand it on a paper on the
kitchen table till cold. When cold screw
up again and set it away. These preserves
will keep more securely if the bottles ore
packed jn sawdust. Another method is to
preserve the berries exactly as directed,
using a pound of sugar, In place of three
quarters of a pound, to every pound of ber
ries. When the preserves are ready to put
into bottles, pour inb tumblers instead
and set the tumblers covered with glass in a
"broiling" hot sun for two days. At the
end of this time cover them with brandy
papers and seal them up under a layer of
cotton wadding tied or sealed closely over
tbem, but not in such a manner as to rest
on the preserve. If you prefer seal up the
preserves in paper instead of wadding,
though this is not the newest method. The
last preserve is very rich, but too candied
and sweet to bo agreeable to every one's
taste. New York Tribune.
Driven to Suicide by Ills Victim's Ghost.
John II. Smith, a giant oil well driller,
of Pittsburg, committed suiculeby tym
a fire escape rope around his neck and
swinging himself out of tho third story
window of Boley's hotel, on Diamond
street. The noise of his dead body swing
ing against one of the windows led to the
discovery of the act.
Smith was 0 feet 3 inches in height, anil
was known throughout the oil country as
"Murderer John Smith." He was very
gloomy at all times, and other drillers
would not work with him, as he was looked
upon as a Jonah. Many years ago ho and
a companion killed a mun at Edenburg,
Clarion county. Smith turned state's evi
dence and was released. His companion
fled and was never captured. Ever ulnee
Smith was said to have beta haunted by
the ghost of his victim, and has attempted
to commit suicide In several different ways.
Once he tried to shuffle off by the aid of
a can of dynamite, but was caught and his
life saved. Another time he contemplated
self destruction and three revolvers were
taken from him. Again he walked into
the river. He tried to borrow a revolver
from the clerk of another hotel than the
one at which he was stopping, but it was
refused. Then he went to Boley's and
hanged himself, Philadelphia Times.
To Hide Tears and Stains.
A tear on the shoulder of a waist is hid
denand prettily by bretelles or suspend
ers of ribbon that meet, perhaps, at the
waist line, back and front. These useful
ribbons of silk or velvet, or bands of gimp
or embroidery are at once sorviceablo as
well aacrcanieiita! to over strained seams,
that so often disfigure an otherwise good
The numerous fanciful "gilets" (vests)
and fichus and chemisettes cover a multi
tude of sins in the fronts of bodices. An
unlovely spot on a perfect fitting bodice,
made by a spoonful of ice cream that
went astray, was covered by a lattice of
narrow ribbon velvet woven with dia
monds to form a pointed yoke. Thread
bare spots, made by bones, along tho lower
edge of a basque, may be covered with a
girdle of silk, velvet, passementerie, braid
ing or what best suits the dress material.
Gen. O. A. Foe.
Many peoplo turned to look at a tall,
massive, handsome roan with a genial face,
who was strolling along Broadway the
other day, and no wonder, for few men
bear a more striking personality than Gen.
O. A. Poe, of the United States army. He
was Sherman's engineer-in-chiof during
the late war, and distinguished himself by
doing all sorts of unheard of . things in
clearing away roads and obstructions. Ho
was the officer who in the early part of the
war created a sensation by cutting a chan
nel through the swamps facing Island No.
10 on the Mississippi river, and bringing
transports loaded with troops to New Mad
rid. Gen. Poe always passes several months
of every year in New York, and is quite n
prominent club man. Since the war Gen.
Poe has been engaged in various engineer
ing enterprises. New York Telegram.
A Chinese Lawyer.
A motion was made by W. H. dicker
ing before the supreme court that Bong
Y'en Chang should be admitted to practice
law in the courts of the state. Chang is an
intelligent Chinese, about 28 years of ngo.
He was two years at Yale college and grad
uated from the Columbia Law school. He
was naturalized in 188T, and admit ted to
the bar by the New York court of appeals.
This city having greater inducements to
offer, he concluded to come here, and has
been reading for some time in the law of
fice of Olncy, Chlckering & Thomas. The
motion was taken under advisement and is
considered a very difficult cose by the jus
tices. It is expected that; there will boa
hard legal fight under the Burlingnme
treaty act. Chang is preparing a volum
inous brief in his own behalf. San Fran
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RETAIL P KICKS FHOM STORE.
Corrected tlly by J. J, Crusmau.
Hams, country 8 t 11
Hams, sugar cured .... 10 (if 12
Shoulders ... 6 (is tt
Hides t o 1
Patent Floor ffi 00
Choice Family 4 00 (i 4 24
Hain Family ,..... 8 75 y 4 U0
ji unniu iuui .,..,,.,,,i,,,,,.,., ...... tffa
Rye Flour 2 2H
Buckwheat Flour 4J (i 6
Meal, per bush 40 ig 5o
Hominy, per gal HO (d
fclrits, pergal 25
Butter, Choice, 15 f) 25
Butter, medium o m lo
Cheese 15 m ig
rent hers, prime 40 GO
t'eulbera, low tirades
Beesirax 15 nt 18
Tallow... 5 n t
Ueuseng, per lb fl Do
Kraut, pur gal 20 (9
Honey 15 25
Clean Wool.. 18 20
Burry Wool lo ig 13
Dry Hides ........ 8 (4 11
Ureeu Hides 4 ft
Apples 8 Q 5
1'eaehes, peeled, 10 (4 15
Peaches, uupeeled 3 (9 tt
Sapling Clover ft 00
Red Clover 8 00 Q S 00
Timothy 1 fo
Orchard Urass M) 85
Red Top 45 ( GO
Blue Grass 1 00 e I 60
White Meed Oat 40
Black Seed OaW 85
HAY AND FEED.
Bran, per 100 75
Meal 40 (50
llmothy Hay, per hundred 75
Clover flay, per hundred. 65
Mixed Hay, per huudred (10
Chickens, life per doi 2 00 A 2 60
Chickens, dressed per lb 8 10
Ub1 8 10
fu'tey 8 10
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A to-calle "Wtbster'a CnnbrHga
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