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MAY FOUND GUILTY
DIVENPORT BANKER LOST HIS
CASE WITH GOVERNMENT.
After 24 Hours of Deliberation the!
Jury in Federal Court Returned a
Verdict. Against Accused—Penalty
Is Five to Ten Years in Penitentiary
—Asked for New Trial.
Spokane. Feb. 12—Charles C. May,
president of the defunct Big Bend
bank of Davenport, who has been on
trial for wrecking that institution, was
found guilty by a jury in the federal
pourt. The verdict was arrived at af
ter 24 hours' deliberation and was
handed to the court at noon. Convic
tion was made on the fourth, fifth,
sixth and seventh counts of the indict
ment returned by the January federal
The minimum penalty is five years
in the penitentiary, the maximum be
ing 10 years.
May's attorneys will argue for a new
trial and, failing in this, they announce
that an appeal will be taken to the
At noon the jury announced it had
reached a verdict. The attorneys and
the court attendants, who had waited
for hours, quickly gathered. May sat
behind his attorneys, Charles S. and
Reese Voorhees. He appeared as stoic
al as during the long days of the trial.
He scanned the faces of the jurymen,
but they were as unresponsive as so
An expectant hush fell upon the
courtroom as the verdict was handed
to Judge Wbitson, He read it quickly
and handed it to Clerk Nash, who
voiced the fateful words.
Immediately after the reading of tiie
verdict Judge Whitson remanded the
defendant to the custody of the United \
States marshal. As May left the court-)
room the weight of many years seem
ed to have suddenly fallen upon him.
Judge Whitson has a new bond,
pending an appeal, approved.
The verdict of guilty was a great
surprise to nearly every one. A dis
agreement was what the majority of
those who followed the trial looked
for, and a verdict of acquittal was tne
hope of many.
Wholesale Produce Prices.
Vegetables—Potatoes, 75c cwt;
beets, $1.25 cwt; turnips. $email@example.com
cwt; rutabagas, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt; sweet
potatoes , $email@example.com cwt; cabbage,
$firstname.lastname@example.org cwt; carrots, $1 cwt.
Apples—Spitzenburg, $2.50 box;
Wlnesaps, $email@example.com box; Rome
Beauties, $2.25 box; yellow Newtowns,
$firstname.lastname@example.org box; Baldwins, $2 box;
B/ack Twig, $2.25 box; cooking ap
ples, 5 tier, $email@example.com box; 4 tier,
$1.75@2 box; Ben Davis. $1.50 box;
Wallbridge, $2.25 box; Wageners, $2.50
Oranges—s2.2s<g>3.2s box; lemons,
fancy, $firstname.lastname@example.org case; choice, $5
Flour— Ixical, $email@example.com bbl; Minne
sota, $5.75 bbl.
Butter and eggs—Standard eastern
eggs, $7.50 case; extra select east
ern eggs, $8.75 case; best ranch eggs,
$10 case; best creamery butter, 32c
lb; cheese, 16^(jg)18c lb.
Celery, 70@75c doz; honey, $3.25@
3.50; strained honey, 8c lb; rice, $6®
Sugar—Granulated cane sugar, $6.20
per 100 lbs; beet sugar, $6 per 100
Wholesale Feed Prices.
Bran, $16 top; bran and shorts, $17
ton; white shorts, $19 ton; corn, $1.35
cwt; cracked corn, $1.55 cwt; timothy
hay, $16 ton; alfalfa, $12@13 ton; roll
ed barley. $1.30 cwt; whole oats, $1.45
cwt; chopped oats, $1.50 cwt; wheat,
Wholesale Meat Prices.
Beef—Steers, dressed, GQiG^c lb;
cows, dressed, 5%@6c; mutton, dress
ed, 10c lb; pork, 9c lb; hams, 13c lb;
bacon, 13^c lb.
Prices Paid to Producers.
Live Stock—Steers, $2.75(g>3 cwt;
cows, $2.25 cwt; sheep, $5 cwt; hogs,
$5 25&5.50 cwt.
Poultry and Eggs—Live hens, 12c;
live spring chickens, 12c; live roost
ers, 9c; live ducks, 12c; live goese,
12c; live turkeys, 18c; dressed liens,
13c; dressed clucks, 14c; dressed
geese, 14c; dressed turkeys, 20® 22c;
fresh ranch eggs, 35c doz; $9 case.
Creamery products, f. o. b. Spokane
—First grade creamery butter fat,
Feed—Timothy hay, $13@14 ton; al
falfa hay, $10.50 ton; oats, $1.35 cwt.
Vegetables—Potatoes, 60c cwt; tur
nlPs. 65c cwt; beets, 75c cwt; onions,
*! cwt; cabbage, 80c@$l cwt; apples,
♦I@2 box; carrots, 60c cwt.
AMERICANS GOOD GAMBLERS.
Mysterious Visitors Create Havoc in
Portuguese Gambling Clubs.
A great stir has been caused in Lis
bon gaming circles by Americans who
have carried off with them $80,000.
1 hey arrived in a yacht and frequent-
J: he tablea of the Lisbon club.
Three nights in succession they
broke the bank, amid Intense excite
ment, and then disappeared as myste
riously as they arrived. The names
of the men are not known.
So nervous of the mysterious play
ers have the clubs become that they
nave published a description of them
n the h °Pe that inquiry may be made
■8 to the Identity, and at the same
«me have given orders to the staff
Prohibiting their entrance to the club
l» the future.
The organization of the Rifle & Re
volver club at Spokane adds another
welcome feature for the patronage of
those who love shooting
Ten yards to be gained in three
downs was the principal football re
form tentatively agreed upon at a
meeting of the National Football Rule
committee in New York. This rule, if
| finally adopted, the football experts
belieTe, will do more than anything
else toward opening the game.
The crack Red Wing basket ball
team from Red Wing, Minn., met its
first defeat in 17 games at the hands
of the Spokane Amateur Athletic club,
the final score standing 24 to 16.
Indian Joe Qregg of Spokane defeat
ed Freddy Green, of the same city,
in the fifth round of what had been
scheduled for a -'<> round contest tie
lore the Paloute City Athletic club.
The speed of the Irish-American and
Yale runners was the principal feature
Of the 17th annual indoor games of
the Boston Athletic association, held
in Mechanics' hall, in Boston, Satur
day. Both Yale teams won from Har
vard, the 'varsity by 25 yards, the
freshmen by a close margin and the
Irish-American team was invincible in
long distance running.
Denver is out to secure the Bowling
congress two years hence, or in 1908.
At Berkeley. Cal., the New Zealand
Rugby football team defeated the Van
couver, B. C, team by a score of «l
The most sensational turf scandal
of recent years was revealed recently
when it became known that E. E.
Smathers, the millionaire horseman,
had been accused of knowing that
drugs had been administered to I.ou
Dillon, C. K. (}. Billings' famous trot
ter, when, at Memphis, in October.
I'.*<>4. Bmathers, driving his own horse,
Major Delmar, beat I^ou Dillon. The
gold cup, worth $s<>(io, which Smathers
won at that time, is now in the sher
Sixty and one half feet was the rec
ord skee jump of the year's carnival
ai Roisland, B. ('., and was made by
Torgal Noran, . the champion skee
jumper of Canada. The jump was 17%
feet behind the record of last year.
The Denver Bowlers are after the
championship as they will have three
teams entered in the tournament of
the Western Bowling congress at Salt
Lake, March 17.
A sensation was created in Missoula
Saturday when it became common talk
that .1. Carl Dowel), one of the em
ployes of the postoffiee and one of the
best known young men of the city, had
been placed under arrest by the fed
eral authorities on a charge of rifling
the United States mails.
Mrs. Arville Walbridge-Hunter-Mel
ville-Northey, the 19 year old girl big
amist under arrest at Butte, has be
gun suit for divorce against George
Melville, husband No. 2, charging him
with pernicious hypnotism and com
pelling her by suggestions to marry
Harry Northey, No. 3.,
James Sherman has been sentenced
to life imprisonment at Lewiston for
the murder of Samuel Studzinski, an
aged pawnbroker, whose brains young
Sherman confessed to battering out
with a hatchet for the purpose of
robbery. Sherman also confessed to
having attempted the life of the prose
cuting attorney and to committing a
number of burglaries. He is about
20 years old.
The Montana Society of New York
held its annual banquet at Delmonico's
Saturday night. Among the guests
were United States Senator W. B.
Heyburn of Idaho, Representative D.
McKinlay of California. Representa
tive Frank W. Mondell of Wyoming
and former Governor S. T. Harrison
The jury which investigated the
Northern Pacific wreck near Helena
recently in which five lives were lost,
Saturday returned a verdice finding
the wreck due to the gross negligence
of the railroad company. The jury
finds the company worked the crew
too many hours; that the brakemen
were not sufficient for a train of the
tonnage and that the crew was negli
gent in handling the train.
With blood gushing from a gaping
wound in her throat and screaming
for assistance, Mrs. John Gooch jump
ed from the second story of the apart
ments occupied by herself and hus
band on South Main street at Butte
It is claimed by the woman that
Qooch attempted to force a cupful of
carbolic acid down her throat.
After failing to make his wife drink
the acid he began slashing her throat
with a razor. He Is under arrest.
E. B. Eddy, Match King, Dead.
E. B. Eddy, a millionaire of Hull,
Ont., is dead. He was Canada's great
est paper manufacturer and owned the
largest match factory in the British
empire, employing 2000 people. He
was born at Bristol. Vt.. and the
remains will be taken there. Mr. Eddy
lived in Bristol and Burlington, Vt.,
until 1574, when he moved here and
built up a group of very large indus
To Prosecute Life Officials.
C. Fleming, who was asso
ciated with Charles E. Hughes as coun
sel in the legislative life insurance in
vestigation, has been retained by Dis
trict Attorney Jerome of New York to
assist him in the preparation of the
case against the life Insurance com
pany officials, whom, it is stated, the
district attorney would prosecute.
London motor bus drivers who avoid
accidents for a week rtceive a bonus.
They are fined for accidents.
TERRIBLE CHINESE UPRISING IS
PREDICT! D BY FONQ WONG.
Former Secretary of Six Companies in
Frisco Gives Word of Warning—
Washington Officials Do Not Look
for Immediate Outbreak —Will Make
Wong Pong, former secretary of the
Six Coin panics in San Francisco, who
is visiting in Cincinnati, Ohio, Sunday
said he thought the boycott trouble in
China is about to culminate in the
greatest massacre of modern times.
He issued the following warning to
several American friends Sunday, tele
graphing it to Seattle. Los Angeles
and San Francisco:
"Blow is about to fall. Cable warn
ings to friends to leave China at once.
Tell them seek protection of Germany
temporarily and get out of the country
before February 24."
Fong is visiting Ah Lee Wai, the
wealthiest of the local Chinese col
ony, and after the messages were sent
explained their purport, as follows:
"I received word Sunday morning
that an order had been sent out to
subordinate circles of Chinese reform
associations to throw off all foreign
elements in our country, starting Feb
ruary 25. The association is ostensib
Deep Concern at Washington.
Washington.--There is no attempt
in government circles to minimize the
seriousness of the Chinese situation,
lint at the same time it is held by most
officials that an outbreak is not actual
Some are certain it is to come, oth
ers believe that if at all, the out
break will not occur before another
six months or a year has passed. Mail
reports have come regularly to the
state department from diplomatic and
consular officers throughout, the Chi
nese empire. They show varying de
grees of danger.
In the meantime the war depart
ment is actively making preparations
for trouble in China. It is maintained
that such measures as have been tak
en, which include the sending of two
more regiments of infantry and two
batteries of field artillery to the Philip
pines, are precautionary in character
only, and that the administration does
not intend to be caught in an embar
rassing situation in the event of actual
and serious difficulties. Additional
regiments in the Philippines will give
the government a strong force there.
In the event reports are received indi
cating a coming uprising is imminent,
further measures will be taken, in
volving the sending of more troops.
It has been suggested by some ajjny
officers that the Philippine scouts, tne
local military organization of Fili
pinos, made up of natives and officered
by Americans, be used in China if
there is trouble. Those who favor the
scheme held that the scouts would
fight well against Chinese, they could
stand conditions in China and live
more cheaply than American troops.
More Rioting in South China.
Hongkong.—The anti-foreigners riot
ing in south China is increasing, and
the situation is daily becoming more
and more serious. While all of the for
eigners are more or less liable to in
sult. Americans are singled out to be
hooted at and jeered, and in a num
ber of instances, treated with showers
of missiles as they go about. Advices
received from Canton state that the
viceroy there seems determined to
create trouble, and has had several
wordy passages with the American
consul general, Julius G. Lay. The
latter invariably has had the better
of all arguments and compelled the
viceroy to furnish protection to the
attaches of the consular officers when
ever their duties compel them to go
beyond the city limits. That the
American official has had the better
of all controversies that have arisen,
has excited the people, and leaflets
have been circulated urging the Chi
nese to cooperate and expel the vice
roy from Canton.
Bands of armed men are reported to
be operating in south China, burning
mission stations and destroying the
homes of native Christians, but the
details of these outrages are sup
pressed by the officials.
Japan is watching the situation very
closely, and it is reported is holding
transports ready at Nagasaki, to be
used, should it be necessary to land
troops in China to protect Japanese in
Narrow Escape From Fire.
Los Angeles.—Fire broke out in a
store room beneath the Ix>uise lodg
ing house, at 520 South Broadway,
Sunday night, and a number of guests
in the lodging house had narrow
escapes from suffocation. Nearly a
desen were taken from the windows of
the house by firemen, although none
were injured. One woman was ren
Europe Buys Mexican Weed.
Owing to the failure of the tobacco
crop in the Vuelta Abajo district of
Cuba, heavy orders from Europe have
been placed with Mexico tobacco grow
ers. The price has risen and planters
are enjoying prosperity.
England's Great Battleship.
H. M. S. Dreadnaught, at once the
greatest battleship in the world and
the most fearful engine of war and
destruction known, was launched at
the navy yard at Portsmouth, Eng
Lewiston has installed 120 water
meters in the business section of the
The Alamo colony, established near
Honners Ferry, by Bishop I). N. Mcln
turff and followers of his faith, has
been incorporated for $100,000.
The bride-' between BtltM iind Koos
kia is now completed and the ford in
the river is a thing of the past.
Surgeon it. n. Haabrook, who re
cently underwent an operation for
appendicitis in Japan, is improving.
After lying on the frozen ground 23
hours, pinned beneath a load of lum
ber, Adrian class of Lewiston was
found Sunday afternoon will both
Edmond Lelghty, aged 85 years, one
of the must prominent and promising
jroung men of Wallace, died Sunday
from the effects of a self administer
ed (lose of laudanum. The motive for
the suicide is unknown.
.1. Clarence White, manager of the
Red Collar line, plying between Coeur
d'Alene City and all points cm the
kike and on the St. Joe river, has been
officially notified of the government's
acceptance Of his bid to carry mails.
Mrs. Mary Hutton of Idaho address
ed the Woman's Suffrage association
at Baltimore. Md., on conditions in
Idaho. She advised girls to go west,
and intimated it was a good place to
The Northern Pacific lias brought
suit in the district court, against Wil
liam Phlnney and 68 other defend
ants, practically all of whom are In
dians, to condemn the right of way
not yet purchased for tne Lewiston
Mrs. Ed Crane, wife of a well known
citizen of Harrison, came to a saloon
about 1(1 o'clock Sunday night armed
With, an umbrella, and on her husband
failing to respond to her calls, smash
ed two plate g'ass windows. Her hus
band appeared about this time and set
tled the damages.
William Smith died at Harrison Sun
day as the result of an accident oc
curring Friday afternoon. He was
engaged in felling a tree three miles
east of Lane, and was trying to keep
Borne small boys out of the way, when
the tree fell and crushed him.
A special meeting of the Idaho Wool
growers' association has been called
to meet in lioise Wednesday, Febru
ary 21, at 10 a. m., in response to a
genera! demand of sheepmen of the
state for a reconsideration of resolu
tions adopted at the annual conven
tion at Weiser December 12 commend
ing the forest reserve service.
The agricultural committee will
make a favorable report on the Hey
burn livestock shipping bill. The bill
as reported permits railroads upon
written application from shippers to
continue live stock in transit in cars
for 36 hours without unloading and
compels the railroad companies to
maintain a minimum speed of 16 miles
an hour except when conditions are
such that this cannot be done in
The coroner's jury in the inquest
over the remains of D. M. Edmonds,
who was killed in the wreck of the
ore train on the Morning mine mill
road near Mullan, returned a verdict,
exonerating the Federal Mining &
Smelting company, owner of the road,
from all blame. The jury also found
that the men aboard the train did all
that prudent railroad men could do
to avert the crash and that the acci
dent was unavoidable.
Portland Fair stockholders will re
ceive 1100,000. This amount repre
sents about 25 per cent of their sub
The Northwest Sabbath School asso
ciation, the Municipal association and
Mayor I^ake of Portland are said to
favor Sunday closing.
At Baker City Fred Newhaus, con- j
tractor and builder, formerly a resi-1
dent of Spokane, died Sunday as the |
result of injuries received in a saloon
The chamber of commerce building,
one of the largest office structures in
Portland, was recently sold by its
owners, the Columbia Investment com
pany, to the United Railways company
If a private corporation does not ask
a franchise for a railway to Mount
Hood, an ordinance providing an ap
propriation for the construction of the
road by the city of Portland will be
introduced at the next meeting of the
council by Councilman Belding.
The Bee Hive, a general merchan
dise store at Milton, owned and oper
ated by .1. H. Gentry, was closed by
the sheriff recently upon a writ of at
tachment for the benefit of its cred
itors. Tin' liabilities are estimated
at $7500, with assets probably suffi
cient to tally cover.
C. C. Pennington has resigned as
sheriff of Union county and the board
of county commissioners has appoint
ed Deputy Sheriff T. B. Johnson as his
successor. Sheriff Johnson has secur
ed a bond of $10,000, which has been
approved. Mr. Pennington gives per
sonal reasons for resigning.
$10,000 a Year Is Enough.
Duluth. Minn.—"l do not believe
that any man should have more than
$10,000 a year, for if he lives right he
does not need any more," declared
Governor John A. Johnson, in a Sun
day address. Governor Johnson spoke
under the auspices of the Duluth Y. M.
Among other attractions booked are
the George H. Primrose minstrels,
"The Christian," Blanche Walsh, "Heir
to the Hoorah" and the Roscian Opera
In the postal service of every gov
ernment the work performed by the
carriers Is one of th<> most Important
features of the system. In the carrier
service of the world there are em
ployed many unique methods, and the
costumes worn, devices employed and
the practices relating to mail delivery
obtaining In the various countries are
of no little interest.
The postman who delivers mall In
the northern part of Russia In winter
wears heavy felt boots and. over his
heavy blue uniform, a tl>ick fur over
coat, with cap of the same material.
Hc> loads his mail sacks, together with
snow shoes ami other e<iu!pment need
ed in traveling In that cold clime, on
a low sleigh usually drawn Ity dogs.
Occasionally, however, the North Rus
sian postman is a veritable Santa
Clans, for in some instances he drives
n team of reindeers, and the frost on
his long beard and the snow on his
overcoat complete his resemblance to
the benevolent old man that tills the
mind of the children at Yuletlde.
Through the snows and ice the Rus
sian carrier drives li!p load, of lrtull
freight for days and days, stopping at
tbe small postotflees and at farm
houses on the way to deliver his cargo
Warlike In appearance and resem
biylngr more a cavalryman In the army
than a benrer of peaceful messages Is
the Swedish mounted carrier. lie
wears a dark blue uniform with long
frock coat ornamented with brass but
tons, ■while ou his head Is a peaked
cap, on the front of which is pinned
a small plaited crown and bugle de
sign. Over his shoulders he wears a
: heavy leather cape. About his waist
! is buckled a belt from which a sword
I Is suspended, and In a hollter on one
side of his saddle is a revolver of large
caliber, while on the other side is a
bugle with which to announce his ar
rival at the farm houses. In addition
to a bla«k leather mail bag, tbe Swe
dish mounted carrier also taken with
him a postmarking outfit and acts as
a postmaster for the families along
The K|(ji>tlitii Currlfr.
The Egyptian letter carrier is an
odd-lookiug Individual. He wears h
, loose fitting robe reaching almost to
j the bottom of his wide. Iwggy treas
ers. On his head Is h turban of soft
'white material. The letters are con
cealed In the folds of his rolw>. Celer
ity and haste are not characteristics
of the Egyptian postman, He ambles
leisurely along on his route in the dis
charge of his duties, stopping fre
quently to poke his hfad in the open
window of some house to chat with
the Inmates. When he has finished
his conversation It probably occurs to
him that he has a letter alxmt his per
roii for some member of the house
Thete Is a camel post In Egypt for
the delivery of mail 'a the far inland
communities. The mounted jMJstman
dresses the same as the footman and
carries his mail In a small canvas
A novel contrivance Is employed by
the Japanese rural carrier for trans
porting the mail. Tliis consists of a
yoke about four feet Iciik, luapended
from either end of which Ik a sort of
basket with wooden bottom and lid
and sides and ends of netting made of
heavy cord. The carrier places this
cnrlous yoke across his shoulders and
delivers his mall on foot, usually run
ning the entire lengih of the route.
The uniform of the Japanese carrier
comprises loose coat and trousers of
tight blue material, a light cape whol
ly Impervious to water ane" a flat sun-
Shade for a hat In conveying the
mail to communities far Inland In
Japan the carriers employ small hand
caxta with shafts, th» carriers being
obliged to perform tha double duty of
a hone and a postman. In the cities
pt Japaa the mall is carried In small
Kl4e* I.»ki In India.
The eestume of the rural carrier in
parts of India is merely a cloth about
his loins The Indian postman carries
a long-bandied spear across his shoul
der with a mall sack tied to the staff.
Ne*r the point of the spear axa four ox
H"' •- - -—-=iS
I five belli which are supposed,to i i(|
, uounce the approach 01 the mall rail'!
When the streams are flooded 1' i
rural post mil n in India floats down Erf
stream astride a log, steering it.liM '
tho bank at various points, while i
disembarks to deliver mall to 17
bouses along the way. There is a£f:
I camel post in India, the carriers It
Ing attired with ■ scantiness slmll
to the foot postman. !
The town postmaster in India la*?)
distinguished looking Individual fa||g
he struts about with a dignity su;'|a
dent for an office of much great '%'
importance. Be wears a white Itafjff
suit, the coat cut long, while on 1 ;\i
head rests a red turban. In most H
the large cities in India the currie ',.;■*,(
wear the usual English uniform. ;
Australian mall carriers are garth ;!)
In pale green uniforms with a r> f
girdle about the waist. The mount/ :j
carriers wear long green coats, blj
riding boot! and strapped to the sa
die is a brace of pistols for protrji
tlon, and a bugle with which to l]f
form the patrons of the carrier's anj
val. The mounted carriers are usual .;
accompanied by several fierce lookir;
dogs, as a still further means of pr J.
tectlng the postman nnd the mall 1 ,-;,
The French city postman's unlfon
is of the severe military type, dar
blue In color. It consists of a shoi ;
military jacket with red trimming
around the collar and cuffs and bra? J
buttons down the front. The trouser .',>
of the outfit are also of blue wit
red stripes down the Bide seams. l|||
the lowlands and, ma>-shes of Franc [«
the postmen traverse the country oijf
stilts, carrying their mall sacks oWlf
Where Reindeers Are Used. |)J
The postmen in Queensland dress 1) ]
white linen with trimmings of re< i
around the collar and cuffs. Thel '
white tourist hats have a red baui
about the base of the* crown.
The Turkish letter carriers wear tht
Oriental costume of red, with tight
fitting coat and baggy trousers. Their!
headgear consists of a tasseled fea j ,
In Kamchatka the carriers are clad li
furs and drive sleighs drawn by dogs
reindeers and occasionally a team ol
moose. A semi-military uniform It j
worn by the carriers In Italy, Spain
Portugal and In some countries 'ol
In some parts of the Sahara desert
and in wild and little frequented part*
of Asia, where outlaws- and brigands
abound, the governments Rend an es
cort of soldiers with the mail carriers
bearing registered packages. In a
A KLONDYKK RUNNEB.
vast Dumber of oases the cost of toe
escort Is greatly In excess of the value
of the package to be delivered, and It
would be ruiuoiiH to the recipient were
he obliged to bear the expense of the
delivery. The government, however,
relieves the citizen of this expense,—
Kill* User with Fiat.
"A few weeks ago, Just before I
left for Denver, we had venison for
dinner which our cook killed with hi*
fist Game Is so plentiful that all one
has to do Is to stand on his back porch
and use a revolver to obtain almost
anything In the way of meat that one
could wish for."
H. W. Ijong, vice president of th»
Denver-Honduras Banana Company,
was telling of the attractions of his
Honduras home, says the Philadelphia
"The manner In which our cook ob
tained the venison was this," contin
ued Mr. Long. "We had been having
high water In the river which flows
through our plantation, ami one morn
ing our cook noticed a herd of half a
dozen deer swimming across It. He
jumped into a canoe and killed one
with a blow of his fist. However,
deer are not the only game which we
have a chance to try a shot at.
"Leopards, alligators, beautiful trop
ical birds of every description, snakes
of wonderful hues, are all numerous.
Wild ducks can be secured in plenty—*
a few hours' shooting brought me fifty
the other day—and parrots, which
make excellent eating, having much,
the flavor of squabs, are also plenti
Mark iwam mm an Art Critic
Mark Twain was visiting H. 11,
Rogers, who led the humorist Into his
'There," be said, as be pointed to a
bust of white marble, "what do yoa
think of that "
It was the bust of a young woman
colling her hair.
Mr. Clemens looked at It a moment
and then said: >:'
"It Isn't true to nature."
"Why not " Mr. Rogers asked,
"She ought to have her mouth foil
of hairpin*." : ;■ j,;
A man thinks his neighbor OM M
right to hold wrong views.