VOL. 1. NO. 9.
•I. D. KIRK WOOD,
X> E Hir "X 1 I & rJT.
Pullman. M a«hliigtou Ter.
Office Hours : 9 a. m. to 12 m . and 1 to 1 r. m.
.STEWART BLOCK. MAIN' ST.
E. H. LETTERMAN A CO.,
Doalorm in Gtimln.
Highest market price paid for Wheat,
Oats, barley and Flax.
PULLMAN, - WASHINGTON TKR.
Attorney anil Counselor lit Law.
PULLMAN, \V. T.
Money to loan on real «ptate at the lowest
rate* or interest. .Ml le^al business promptly
attended to. Tm.es paid for non-residents. Col
lections promptly made and remitted.
H. .1. WEBB. .1. F. WATT
WEBB & WATT,
Physicians and Surgeons
Are Prepared to Treat All Special
Office in Stewart Block.
PULLMAN WASHINGTON TER.
11. C. WILLIAMSON,
Barber and Hair Cutter.
Special Attention is Given to
< tit tin;; : .mid : Trimming
Ladies' and Children's Hair.
Hot and Cold Baths.
PULLMAN, WASH. TER.
CAPITAL STOCK :
$500,000 $1500,000 $500,000
PORTLAND - - OREGON.
W. V. WINDUS, Agent.
■ ■■illmail. Washington TVr.
Pullman Meat Market.
Dealers in all kinds of
Fresh and Cured Meat.
Specialties In Mention.
market price* paid for Cattle
and Hides, Hogs etc.
Xo«lnc Block, • • Slain Street.
Jeweler : and : Engraver
— AND —
-:- Practical -:- Watchmaker. -:-
Pullman. Washington Trr.
Repairing of Watches, Clocks," Jew
elry ii specialty. Postoffiee Building.
— ri'.OPRIF.TOI! —
Pullman Sample Room,
Cor. Wain and <»mml street*.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Perfect order maintained and gentlemanly
treatment to every one.
Pullman. • • Washington Tit.
Union Pacific Railway.
OREGON SHORT LINE.
. • Through Pullman Sleepers and Modern Day
' Pouches to Omaha, Council Bluffß and Kansas
city. raakin* DIRECT CONNECTIONS to the
J-itiei of ItENVEK.I HKVKNNK, SALT LAKE
riTY OODEN, COUNCIL BUFFS, OMAHA.
KANSAS CITY, ST. LOUIS, CHICAGO, and all
point* in the Baal and South.
Baggage cheeked through front Pull
' - inau to all points named.
Family Sleepers Free on
, All Through Trains.
,„ further information regarding territory
, r »versed, rates of fare, descriptive pamphlets,
1« «m>lv to nearest went of the Union Pacific
VtiiiwSy.'or <• R. & N. <'< -or address
■ 11. IT. BROWN, Agent, Pullman.
• T-^TSB»BT», <'■• P. * T. A., Omaha, Neb.
, " *"" a. 1.. Maxwell.
il P. 4T. A.. O. H. 4 N. Co.,
' - . ' Portland, Oregon.
2fljje fMlttmn fleftild*
PACIFIC COAST NOTES.
Matters of Local and General Import
Gathered from All Sourcea for
the Benefit of Our Readers.
Truckee talks of a toboggan slide.
Five cases of small-pox at Merced.
Bakers field is filled with .land spec
The bounty law of Sonoma county
has been repealed.
The Piutes are unlawfully trapping
lith in Walker river.
Twenty-five pioneers have just or
ganized a society at San Diego.
Frozen meat is to be shipped from
Kansas City to Sacramento.
A recount of the ballots for sheriff
c f Nevada county 13 to be had.
The building of a railroad from
Seattle to the Canada line is assured.
The money in the state treasury
lust Saturday amounted to $1,161,
Otto SchulU' slaughter-house and
ice house at Carson, New, were burned
Harvey H. Clark has been appoint
ed pofetmaster at Lodi, San Jo«i| am
Violations of the fish laws are re
ported from Taylorville and the mouth
of Paper Mill creek.
Ulmer, San Bernardino county.^and
Fmerald Biy, El Doredo county, aie
postoftices just established.
Jack Logarbo haa been charged by
the grand jury at Sin Jose with the
murder of his stepdaughter.
A strong protest against statehood
for Utah has been signed by the lib
eral territorial committee of Utah.
The governor refuses to pardon Ar
thur D. Januaiy. who stole $50,000
while his father was state treasurer.
The course of the opium seized at
Tort Huron, Mich., has been traced to
the khipper, Joselyn, at Victoria, B. C.
A bill will be introduced into the
coining legislature of California to
make two counties out of Los Angeles.
A company composed of leading
men at San Jose is to be organized to
bore for oil and gas in Santa Clara
At El Prso a strong effort is being
made to create a strike on the
Southern Pacific by dissatisfied en
A large meeting of merchants of
Los Angeles one Right last week insti
tuted a move to bring down rents.
Concerted action is to bejsecured.
John Wesley Hill, a Methodist mm- j
ister at Ogden, is delivering radical
anti-Mormon lectures, and has in
curred great hostility from the Mor
On the roof beams of an old out
building at Nevada City was found
Saturday in an old sack $100 in $20
pieces. I« had evidently been there
At the drawing at Sutler City last
week Oscar Boehn, of San Francuco,
won the hotel; H. Best won the 2
story house, and W. Kddington an
Cases of burglary, highway robbery
and email thefts are plentiful at Los
Angeles. More than the regular win
ter eupyly of rascals has reached that
city from the east.
William Jones, one ol the four men
arrested at Los Angele3 for robbing
the railway station f>t Sepulveda and
plundering the guests at the 4-mile
house, Uas made a full confossion.
Gen. Sohn J. Brewster, in the early
days of California deputy county
clerk of Sonoma county, and subse
quently surveyor-general of the state,
was sent last heck to the county poor
house from the town of Sonoma.
Kasmus Larsen is fighting the Ore-1
gon Kailway and Navigation company.
The company passes over his home
stead, near Willows, Or., and won't;
pay him his price for the land, so he
ton up the track and was arrested.
A rich strike is reported in tbe 4th
of July mine, in the Salmon river
country, Idaho. A large quantity of:
sulphate of silver, worth $1000 a ton,
baa been found. This is said to be
the richest mine in Washington terri- ■
tory or Idaho.
The mental condition of Elle Ellen, j
a rich Truckee lumberman, will be
contested over the effort to get pos
session of the gift to a deceased dai.gh
tpr, jiut previous to her death, of;
$ir>,ooo. It is claimed he was incom-j
petent mentally to make the gift.
At Santa Ana, Los Angeles county,
Monday, the locomotive of the Santa
Fe Short line struck a wagon contain
ing William Bentley, BT, aged 76
years, his wife, aged 80 year?, and his
daughter and daughter-in-law. They
were all four killed outright. They
were residents of El Modona. six. milos
from Santa Ana.
George P. Harding, late democratic
candidate for the state senate from
the district composed oi Yolo and
Napa counties, has served a notice of
contest on his republican opponent,
F. S. Sprague, who holds the certif
icate of election. The illegality of
votes of the inmates of the Veterans'
home at Yountsville is the basis for
the contest. Tiiere are but 68 votes
in difference on the face of the re
turns and Harding claims that 182
votes were cast against him at Yount
ville that should not have been re
PULLMAN, WASH. TER., DECEMBER 29, 1«88.
A Brief Mention of Matters of General'
Interest.—Notes Gathered from
Home and Abroad.
Mrs. Grover Cleveland is in Phila
The base-ball tram at Sydney, Aus
tralia, is being lionized.
Jersey City will not permit sparring
exhibitions by noted pugilists.
Mrs. Dies Debar, of " spirit-pictures"
fame, ha* been released from prison.
Warner, N. H, with a population i
of 1500, has not had a death in rive
Natural gas has been struck by the
drillers at Thorold and St. Charles, I
Senator Beck does not get any bet
ter, and he may never be able to re
turn to the Benate.
James C. Morford, aged 93 year*,
the last member of the Association of
Old Defenders, is dead.
The recent cold weather damaged
the tobacco and coffee crops in the j
Btate of Vera Cruz, Mexico.
Bakers in Chicago are now required
by law to stamp the weight and their
names on every loaf of bread.
But one session of the public schools j
was held one day last week in Boston, j
owing to a severe snow storm.
F. W. Scott, vice-president of tlie
Pratt county, Kansas, bank, is charged
with robbing the bank of $-100.
George Beechman accepts the chal
lenge of Hilton, of the Pacific Coast, j
to skate for the roller championship.'
A joint resolution proposing an
anti-polygamy amendment to the Con
stitution was introduced in the house.
Lawler, of ILinois, introduced a bill
in the house iast week pensioning i
veterans when they reach the age of;
A report to the forestry congress
discloses the fact that .arbor day is
now observed in 31 states and terri- i
General Charles G. D.vhlgren, who
took a prominent put in the confed
erate army, if dying at his home in
The town of Three River?, Mich., is
in a fearful coddition. It has over
5000 bushels of onions piled up and
no sale for them.
The switchmen on the Burlington'
road who have been on a strike have j
resolved to continue to try and em
barrass the road.
Dr. J< ffrey, of the First Baptist,
I church at Indianapolis, preached a
I sermon recently indicating a disbelief j
in the orthodox hell.
Miss Harris, an ex-clerk in one of i
j the departments at Washington, is re- j
! ported from Indianapolis to have gone ;
j int-ane through political excitement.
A gigantic cattle-stealing scheme
I has been discovered >.t litwlings, Wy.
j T., through the stock-growers' com-
I mission, in which a gang of butchers
j are thought to be implicated.
About 100 of Denver's leading busi
ness men have arranged to attend the
inaugur.il ceremonies in regulation
cowboy costume, and accompanied by
a genuine cowboy band.
A fellow calling himself " Jack, the
Ripper, "has been arrested at Montreal.
He is ezidently a lunatic. He had a
bright knife and was running after a
| screaming woman. His name is John
General Russell A. Alger, o* Michi
gan, has just paid a visit to Mr.
j Blame. While politician* believe
the visit was in reference to a cabinet
position, Genera! Alger states that it
had no political character.
The Maine Fomological society is
i making a collection of choice apples
for exhibition at the World's exposi
tion, which opens in Paris next May.
The apples are to be placed in a pre
: serving liquid before being shipped.
It is said that there is a good pros-
I pect of carrying out the scheme of
. connecting California by cable with
! Honolulu. There is no doubt that the
scheme is one that promises many ad
; vantages to the growing commerce of
j the Pacific coast.
i The damage inflicted on the South
•by the yellow fever pestilence is now
I felt in the loes of hotel patronage, and
i the coming season will be a trying |
! one with the grand Florida establish
ments, as well as with northern capi
talists who have investments there.
The official count of the vote of
j Montana shows a total of 40,014,
which is well up to the Vote of Wash
i ington, the latter being 45,41>7. Mon
j tana's vote, by the usual calculation,
i wouid indicate a population of not far
from 200,000, but it is probably nearer
The employes of the New York city
library recently discovered an ancient
document between the wall and the
shelving in the librarian's rooms. It
was an engrossed copy of the declara
tion of independence on vellum bound
in folio form and attested August 2,
1 1826, by the then only surviving
signer, Charles Cairoll, of Carollton.
A call for a convention was pub
lished at Aberdeen, 1). T., Monday, to
take measures to prevent, if possible,
the division of Dakota. A quiet meet
i ing of the leading citizens was held
on Saturday to devise means to defeat
the divisionists. They say that divis
ion is a purely pol tical move and op
posed to the best interests of tbe tax
[' Newsy Notes Concerning the Farm a d
of Especial Interest to tve Pa
cific Coast Husbandman.
ll is claimed ttiat on an :\v< r ge the
food of a cow should yield '2\ per cent.
in dry food matter of her own weight,
but this depends upon many condi
tions. A small cow will sometimes
eat a large quantity and produce more
than a larger one.
W. A. Henry rays : "To secure
! good results from stover or corn-fod-
I der, the crop should be harvested
! while the leaves are yet green, so th;it
I they will dry crisp and bright, in
which condition there is no more pal
atable food on the farm for horses, cat
tle or sheep."
Hedges are not in most localities an
advisable fence. They take up too
much land and do not form a perfect
barrier, as numerous gaps often occur.
If the owner does not care to root out
the hedge he snould at least get some
good from it. Barbed wire stretched
across the open place will prove an
effective barrier, and besides it gives
stock a very wholssome respect for
the hedge itself, however much they
have learned the bad habit of breaking
through the weak places.
Those who intend to set out plum
j tree.3 should not forget that plums,
I pigs and poultry are a trio which
J flourish well together.and when plant
ed in yards occupied by pigs or chick
ens, or both, good crops seldom fail to
be obtained, as it La believed that the i
continued disturbance of the soil and
the prevention of the growth of weeds
and grass prevent the curculion from
■ secreting themselves at night. They
i ali-o destroy tiie insects as fast as they
expose themselves upon the ground.
With even the mosi abundant capi
tal a farmer sometimes gels behind
band with work. It is not always po3 j
'■ sible to procure farm help as needed.
j For years the tendency of labor has ',
been to concentrate in cities. Though
: often idle i r more poorly paid than
jon the fariii. the city life ia preferred
I for the social and other advantages.
that it gives. This is making labor in
I the country harder to get every year,
and thus indirectly obliging fanners
to subdivide large farms diversify !
their crops and do as much as they
can without hiring.
Crab apples make a very firm and
palatable jelly. The Siberian crab ai;
--i pies are easily obtained and are fine in
flavor, but, if one can get them, the |
, v.iM sic.icß, ti.i sour, hll'-" tilings
v.l.d g|c:Cß, ti.<• suur, giet:ii thing*
that grow on the th.riy trees in the
country —give the greatest satisfaction.
They have a spicy ihvor and a pleas
ant acid which are particularly de
lightful to invalids. The juice of the
crab apple, of either kind, may be
used for jelly with that of other fruits,
such as peach, raspberry or cherry,
and give firmness without injuring
the flavor. The proportion may be
left to the taste of the maker.
Jellies should stand open a day or
two before being put into glasses, that
the moisture may evaporate; but they
should be protected from dust. If
thin, let them stand in the sun's rays.
In a day or two cut papers to lit the
glasses; dip these in brandy, alcohol
or white of egg, and press them on the
top of the jelly. A very old-fashioned
method is to pcur melted butter or
clean mutton fat on top and let it
harden. All such preserves should
be covered, then if mold appears it
can easily he removed without wast
ing the fruit. Afterwards put on the
glasses the covers made for that pur
pose, or cover with paper, pasting the
The question whether bighorn or
wild sheep of the Kocky_niouutains
(ovis montana) would cross with the
domestic sheep has been successfully
settled. The wild sheep was captured
and tamed in Colorado., and allowed
to feed with domestic sheep. It can
be seen that the cross has diminished
Hie length and size of the horns in the
progeny. The lleece is also much
heavier and of finer staple. Such a
cross as this is highly interesting from
a scientific point of view, but is of no
economic value, unless further crosses
with mutton breeds of domestic sheep
should result in permanent increase in
size of carcass without impairing the
value of the ilesh or wool.
Manure has to be applied with cau
tion to the pear to avoid causing
blight. The great poiut is never to
stimulate a sudden flow of sap by
manuring when its ett'ecls will be im
mediately felt. For this reason it is
be.-t to apply manure jiifct before the
pear tree enters the dormant state indi
cated by the falling of the leaves.
Early in the fall is the best time. In
practice, however, August is said to
! be the proper time, for there are rare
ly raius that come early enough to
stimulate growth the same season.
Thus during the whole of winter the
! manure has had an opportunity to be-
I come mixed with the soil. The tree
I starts with a vigor which can be
steadily maistjined during the sum
Heard's Dairyman says : " A great
deal of vagueness exists yet among
butter makers on the subject of ripen
ing cream. A great many men and
women who have had a chance, at
least, to know better persist in putting
fre?h skimmed crpam into the churn.
! Mr. N. G. Gilbert, of New York, made
a liule experiment to see what the re
sult would be. For about a week he
had been getting about five pounds of
butter from 100 pounds of milk, but
not being satisfied that he was getting
all the butter from the milk, he tried
the experiment of keeping the two
skimmings separate until the eecond
mes& of cream was cured and then
putting them together and churning.
From one churning thus treated he;
obtained six pounds of butter to the 1
100 pounds of milk. Here was a gain I
of 20 percent., all for an experiment."
Thousands of acres of potatoes do |
not produce half they should tor lack
of sub-soiling. It is better and safer
to plant fewer acres in this crop, which
is necessarily expensive, and do the I
work thorough. If the potatoe ground
is sub-soiled, and the manure applied ;
is turned under the surface furrow,
and a good seed-bed made, the crop
will nearly always pay double what it |
would without the extra preparatien i
of sub-soiling. The benefit from the
sub-soiling endures several years un- '
less the land is sodden with water. [n
fact, there is some difference in the '
soil ever after.
The practice of mowing clown straw
berry patches is recommended by the
American Cultivator only in cases
where the vines are overgrown with
weeds. The object is to give the
weeds a setback, with the hope that a
little care will give the strawberries
the advantage in the race for life. It is
of doubtful utility at best to try so
harsh a remedy. We tried it (nice,
but we al:o took the precaution to
dig up some of (he best pl.ints and set
them in a place by themselves where
they could be kept from weeds. These
were not cut back, anil from these we
gol all our berries the subsequent sua-
We saw once an old experiment in
stunting grain made by sin old and
shrewd farmer. On one corner of his !
iield sewn with oats was a very rich
place, where a barn or stack or ma
nuie heap had once stood. Here the
grain always lodged. Taking his cue
from this, the farmer drew a heavy 40
--tooth drag over his place after the
oits were two or three inches high.'
and then rolled it down. Neighbors
said this wuuld hurt the oats. That,
he replied, was just what he wanted
to do. They were growing too rank
The drag tore the leaves, caused the
plant to tiller, and in the check thus :
given to its rampant growth the grain
stood up till it ripened.
Four-leaved clover is not a, distinct
variety of clover, but only a sport, the
variation being in the presence of 1
four leaves in the plant which derives
its botanic nune, trifolimn, from its ;
thret-clus'.ered leaves. It is barely
possible that by judicious selection
a four leaved trifulium may be bred.
The difficulty U that the same plant
often produces both three and four;
leaved clovers, and little dependence
could be placid on get*ing seed that
'.vou'il perpetuate the abnormal char-!
nc'cristii'. Fmir-lfiaved ('lovers are
act eristic. Four-leaved clovers are
said tc be especially abundant this
year in localities having a great
amount of r.iin. It has been suggested
that the exuberance of vegetation in
wet, w.irni weather causes the clover
i to indulge in an extra leaf.
Professor Bhelton, of the Kansas
jjtate Agricultural college, writing of
alfalfa, says that to raise it success
fully the ground should receive
thorough preparation by plowing and
! hi. rowing. Bow no less than 20
pounds of seed to tho acre, and sow
this about the middle of April. Har
row in lightly, following with a roller,
if possible. Do not bo oiscourged if
the plant makes a feeble growth dur
ing the lir.st season, as they usually
do. Alfalfa should not be pastured or
I mowed during tlie ant and critical
season. The mower should occasion
• ally be run over the ground high
enough to miss the alfalfa anil cut off
the tops of the weeds. After this sea
son the alfalfa will take care of itself
and all the weeds within it 6 reach.
As the cold weather approaches,
every kind-hearted man who owns a
horse will provide his animal with a
comfortable blanket, both for stable
wear and for covering when hitched
out of doors. Nor is it a matter of
kindness of heart alone, but it v
really a matter of economy with the
;ov ncr of the horse. An animal which
ia kept comfortably blanketed will
keep in good condition and come out
in the spring better prepared for bar.!
work on less feed than one that is af
forded none but its natural piotection.
The cost of the blanket will be more
than saved in the feed, beside adding
i to the physical comfort and appear
! ance of the beast. When purchasing
I blankets it is an object to get the best I
' for your money, and the cheapest are j
, not always those that cost least at the
start. A good blanket, which will
; prove durable and last, is the cheapest
j in the end.
An Eastern journal says : "It seems
' to us that some of the old calculations
about the cost of fences in this country
| and of keeping them in repair, a*
: being respectively greater than the na
! tional debt and the interest on it are
becoming somewhat superannuated.
No t'.oubt fences cost more than they
-hould, but their yearly cost is de-
I creasing, in all the older parts of the
! country at least, by substitution of
j soiling and ensilage for the old pastor-
I age system. The national debt has
greatly decreased since calculations
were made, and the interest account
still more; but we think that the dis
|me of fencing has kept pace with
i either of these. A great, deal of fenc
-1 ing material i? still used, but it is
: every year in larger proportion cf wire.
Very few rails are now put up in the
old fashioned worm fence. Old rails
| are sometimes used, but they are
I mostly spiked to posts set in straight
I lines, and generally surmounted with
j a barbed wire af the top, to make the
rails go farther and to make the fence
The departure of about fifty Union
j Paciiic railroad surveyors from Ked
ding recently created much excite
ment among the people. It is believed
the surveyors are to look for a route
j to Boise City, Idaho.
PORTLAND MARKET REPORT.
The stite of the mercantile market has
remained unchanged throughot the past
week, wheat -being alone affected.
Cable advices from Liverpool do not give
promise of a change for the better until
alter the Christmas holidays. The retail
holiday trade is very active, ready money
being more plentiful than usual at this
time of the year.
GtfOCEMES-Sugars have fallen ie
sines our last report. We quote C f-,'c,
extra C fie, dry granulated 7|c, cube,
crushed and powdered Tic. Coffees firm,
Java 2cc, Costa Rica 19 cs2oc, Salvador
18®19c, Arbuckle's roasted 2 He. In
canned table fruit, assorted, :24s §2 per
doz: pic fruit, assorted, 2!is $I.2(fcgl.;tO.
PROVISIONS -Oregon hams are qnot
edat llA(<flsc, breakfast bacon Uc,ehou'
deraMMe, Kastern meat is quoted as fol-
lows: Hams 13(citic, breakfast bicon We,
FRUITS— Green fruit receipts 1253 bis.
Hard fruit is scarce, and the supply of ap
ples not equal to the demand. Apples 5064
(m per bx, Mexican oranges $1, lemons
$696.50 per h\, bananas $.%email@example.com,
quinces 40 stiOc.
VEGETABLES— well .supp'ied.
Cabbage i a. lc per B>, carrots and turnip*
"5c per sack, red pepper 3c per potatoes
40£45 c per pack, sweet 1 ffa.'c per lt>.
DRIED FRUlTS—Receipt* 40!) pkges.
dried apples 4'as; per lb, - factory
sliced !>c, factory plums H&.h. Oregon
prune* ~.'<z!'c, pears 0 a. peaches 10? lie,
rai-ins §2.2) per box, Call ornia figs He,
Smyrna 18c per ft.
DAIRY PRODUCE-Butter receipts for
the week 15!) pkges. Fancy creamery :Cjc
per tb, choice dairy 3 pc, medium i7<23oc
common 20c, eastern 25<&30c.
EGGS —Receipts 102 cases. Oregon 35c,
POULTRY — Chickens 53.50®4, for
large young and $1 ■ 4 50 for old, turkeys
IVJ®I3Jc per !t>, ducks fo!§7 per dozen,
geese $8 a 0.
WOOr.-Receipt^i for week 221.800 lbs.
Valley ]S®2oc Eastern Oregon 10;ai5o.
-Receipts for week 1627 lbs.
Choice l-2i<fl lie.
GRAIN"-Receipts for week 94,206 cUs.
Valley £1.37*01.40. Eastern Oregon $1,321
©1.40. Oats 32 S3sc
Fi OUR -Receipts for week 5670 bbls.
Standard 24,75, ottier brands $4.25.
FEED—Barley ?23Jper ton, mill do
$18®i*.5O, shorts $18 50, bran§ls.so,
baled hay $13® 13, 100 c §li(Sl".
FKTSII MEATS—Beet live, 3c, dressed
C-, mutton, live, 3c, dressed 0\ lambs
S2 2i each, hogs, live, sit fie, dressed 7@
74, veal 0 m 7c.
PITH AND POINT.
—We need each other's forbearance
as well as encouragement in order to
do our best We do not all see alike;
we can not all work in the same way.
—When marriage is a failure, there
Is a good deal more wrong with the
man or woman, or both, than with
marriage.— Philadelphia Press.
—A frosr which depends on his
—A frog which depends on his
brains instead of his legs would stand
a mighty poor show in a puddle near
a school-house. — Detroit Free Press.
—In the bright lexicon of youth
there is no such word as fail, but later
on, when the youth gets into business
for himself, then the word shows up in
—Corn is not only king, but it is th©
fodder of our country. Hence no
American's patriotism caw be ques
tioned when he shouts: "God save the
king!"— W'.slcrn Plowman.
—It is a greater wrong to be extrav
agant with strength than to be extrav
agant wit} • money. It is poer economy
to save pennies at the expense of a
great deal of strength and tt,<ne. Spend
all in moderation, but hold time and
strength -sa of more value than money.
—The liner the nature the more flaws
will it show through the clearness of
it. The best things are seldom seen
in their best form. The wild grass
grows well and strongly one year with
another; but the" wheat is, by reason
of its greater nobleness, liable to a bit
ter blight. — Buskin".
—When a man's linger is not like
those of other people he knows to feel
dissatisfied; but, if his mmC U net lite*
that of other people, he does not k|»s*r
to feel dissatisfied. 'Phil is called
ignorance of he relative importance
of things. — Hindu.
* • *
—The Portland Oregoniaii. tells of a
peculiar sight witnessed the other dsj
by passengers on the ferry from Van
couver. A seal was in pursuit of a
salmon. The fish darted hither and
thither, and frequently leaped out of
the water. The passengers became
very much excited in watching 1 the race.
Finally the fish darted up t« the boat
and jumped on board. A member of
the boat's crew sold it to a farmer, tc
the great indignation of the passengers,
j who wanted it taken to a safe distance
j and restored to the water.
: —There is one old-time habit, says
!an exchange, that used to be widely
prevalent in the United States, especi
: ally in the West and South—the tobacco
! chewing habit—that has c&rtainly de
! clined in the present generation. The
j manufacturers of chewing tobacco say
! that the trade in it- has not grown with
i the growth of our population, but that
|in many States it is less than half as
large as it used to be before tho war.
In the New England States it has be
come of very slight account. The
States in which it now has the greatest
hold are Kentucky, Missouri, Tennes
| see, and Arkansas. It is Ml unwhole
j some habit; offensive to decent people,
I and ought to disappear,
I - . " .
/ —My Boy, do you recollect tlie home
i made shirt that your dear old mother
| made for you long ago with her own
! hands? Do you recollect the handful
of shirt-bosom that you could pick up
and duck your- chin into, where the
1 throat ought to be? Then don't sit
i down and grumble about Fate, because"
the world's affairs don't fit you ■as if
they were made to measure. If you
grow too big for' your garment, you
4 may split it and have none.— Puck.
#2.00 PER YEAR.
PUTTING AWAY CLOTHES.
i «__ - ■ - -*--■ —*.»-* - ■*■
, How to Take Care or Summer Clothing
Through the Winter Seaauu.
Although the putting away of th«
summer clothes does not involve at
much labor or time as the winter, '■ yet
the careful housewife knows that any
care expended on this work now i*
amply repaid when the clothes. ar«
wanted for use in the warm weather.
j Some women who are extremely care
ful when putting away winter cloths*,
are very careless in regard to summer
clothing. If there are woolen goods
atnoHg them, such M soft, light-weight
flannel, so popular nowadays that a
person's wardrobe is not thought to be
; complete lacking a suit of this kind for
j Bummer wear, they are treated in the
! some careful manner as those of the
: winter, but the rest of the summer
j garments are but indifferently cared
| for. As moths do not thrive on a diet
of cotton. thei"e is little need of pre
caution in regard to their invasion,
consequently 'lie summer clothing is
generally hung or packed away oare
There are some women, mont,excel
lent housekeepers, who when putting
awny wash dresses, such .as lawns,
j cambrics, print?, etc., always have them
mashed, starched and done up, so that
when taken out in the spring they
only need «n airing to make them ready
for use. This is not a good plan, for
clothes put away in this way are sure
to <-ut Clothes of this kind should
not be starched, but if they are, <is in
tho case of being ready to wear, and
the eha-.ige of the season forbidding it.
the starch ought to be washed out, and
the garment put away rough dry. If
the dresses are hung in a closet or
room, they should always be covered
with a cambric curtain. Long cambric
bags are used by some housewives for
putting away dresses, and where there
is room enough, they are excellent,
but where there is a large family,
more particularly where thei-e are
children, this plan could not be fol
lowed successfully. Where a woman
has a roomy house, she has very little
trouble in deciding where the clothe*
shall be laid away, but where she is
cramped for room, it is hard to decide
what shall be done with them. Some
| women, who was boarding, and was con
fronted with this same problem, had a
long, narrow pine box made with hinges
1 at the top, so it would open like a trunk.
This she lined with white cambric,
and covered the outside with cretonne,
first putting a cushion on the top. In
this box she put her superfluous cloth
ing. Her winter garments were placed
in it in the summer, and her summer
clothing in winter. When closed it
made a pretty divan, and with castors
on it could be moved to any part of
the room. A soap box, covered in the
same manner, answered the purpose
of a hat box.
All garments needing repairs should
be mended, if possible, before putting
away. It seems a little thing, and it is
mostly very convenient and tempting
to place them away just as they are,
trusting to mend them early enough in
the spring. Usually there is so much
to do at the latter season that the re
pairing of summer clothing is wholly
forgotten, and only remembered wheu
wanted for use. There are few things
as diseowging to a housewife a« a pile
of Slimmer clothes waiting repairs
when her time is required for other
work', consequently, if the summer
mending is done ere putting away, it
will not Itnvo to be done nfter the
spring cleaning, when the housewife is
exhausted in body and mind.
Woolen garments will need to be
cared for the same as winter clothes.
using a good piece of camphor, and
doing each garment tightly in news
paper or trunks, fastening the edges so
as to exclude moths. Sunshades brush
well, do up in paper ami place away in
drawers or boxes. If hats with
velvet? in- feathers are to be placed
away put away the s.-nne as woolen
garment^ a- moths revel in feathers.
l.is-lo thread or any of the common
summer gloves may be washed in warm
suds, rinsed and dried. and they will
look almost new. Before putting away
the clothes make a memorandum of all
the articles to be placed away, md you
will find it a great help when readjust
ing the family summer wa?urobe.—
Boston Budget. ,
A Gotham Fairy Tale.
"You see,'' said a Broadway car con
ductor, as he registered two fares on
the indicator in response to three just
received, "it isn't as easj for us con
ductors to cheat the company as the
public seem to think. We are re
quired," he continued, "as he collected
five fares and rang up three in a buoy
ant manner, "to obtain five cents from
every passenger, and then to register
each fare on the indicator. Of course,"
he observed, meanwhile ringing up
one in exchange for two fares taken in,
"each passenger sees me ring the Indi
cator for his or her fare, and it is im
possible not to do so without being
found out. "Why," he added, jerking
the rope so gently that the indicator
didn't ring for the two fares ha had
then pocketed, "if I did not register
every fare I receive I should deem It
proper for any one to have me arrested
for dishonesty." So I had him arrested.
"Ma," said a little student of natur
al history, "do frogs go to Ireland in
the winter time, when every thing is
froze up?' "No, my dear; what makes
you ask such a question?" "Because
teacher says they always hibernate, in
winter,"' was the reply of the observing
—The genius of America Is stepping
high . about these days. a The average
number" of = patents * issued * weekly: i»
over three hundred '
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