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ADVERTISING MEDIUM. H a 8 784 Subscribers Circulation 1000. rrVrfff COLUMBIA COUNTY OF COLUMBIA COUNTY. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER, 18 1891. NO. 38. VOL. 8. Til LEADING PAPER -x -ir. ira rd ON ; THE OREGON ST, iNHUiut Kvery Friday Mornln J. It. UKKUlvN, - PnhlMiw. J ? TlIK COUNTY OKCICIAIi l'AI'Klt. kubarrlnlloii llnlea. f Oiik i'ii.v, nut) yi'iir, In mtviiuru ..I I nu'n.i.y lx iiuilillia , M I HIiikIu ((' , AdvnrlloInK little. j Irfi.'iliiin1 rnrl, linn i'iir I IS Out rultniiii, nun H'.ir.. ....... "' t Hull I'liliiniii, dim) year tjiuirlur I'nliimii, lie year Oim Inch, "! iiiiiiilli J Dm' Inrli. Hired iiiiniilm Om In-1' lt mimllK .;" , K , t ...ithix illii'iiu la ier linn fur llrl In- (ninn'i leu eonlii Ht Dim r !. miliwimml lllWTllllll, IKK l'Uttl AiIvitIIwiiii'iiU iinn ilnlliir mnl null Irt rln. li I'T MrM Inmrlliin .nil wvenlyllvtl lit" Hir liii li lor i-"' Ii nlimuiii'iit liiorlliiu. (olumhlit Comity Dlrwtory. s 'o m I nillrom. Jlllltt.'. I. J. Hlvltwr, HI. 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It. t l.IKK, ! Physician and Surgeon, HI, llilfii", OrKiin It. 1, K. HAM., Physician and Surgeon, Cliilnkitnie, t'uluinlile, Coimly, Or M' II It I UK A KKrWHKU. Attorneys-at-Law, T. A. Mi'llilili', I I'ninii'l nttfiillciii kIviiii lo A K. Urimrr. i IjiiuI Ollli-e lillxliiuaa. Oii-Kmii CHy, Oregon. II. I.ITTI.H, , l Surveyor and Civil Engineer. I.Binl HiirvoriiiK. Town I'lnlliiiK tinil Kit giiitti'ri'113 work innnily ilium. (Cill'IITVHllKVKVOn.) 81. Ililona.Or. W. T. IWItNirr! , J. W, li BM'EM I'ltfiKY, A DKAPKIt. Attorneys-at-Law, On'g'iii I'll)', Orejtoii. Twelve vern onin'i'li'iiet! n l!clli'r nf Um II, H. (.llinl nlHei' lierv. rei iiiiiineiiila ll in mir nh-iiIiiHv iif nil klniH f lnilmw ' fnre the l.nml OlIli'O or lliu ('oiirH, mnl l; vnlvilix (lui 1'riinlli o III tlio llvncrnl l.nml Uiilnu. It" llltOt'KKNllltOnill, Attorney-at-law, l,nlHelnl AK" iitf (leiieriil l.nnil Olllee) OiiKHiiN C'lTV, OltKuuM. ir,,i. i,l IVK.ellilillnll mill Tllnlil'l' l.nnil Ai'lli iilliiir", n .il ntlier l.ninl Olllec llilalneaa, ii Hiiei'lnttV, Ollli-c, Sml Htmr i . . I ...,i..- ,..!!. II.... l.nnil Ollli'c llmlilliiK. WIXOKWT. Notary Public & Real Estate Agt, Iluiilivn, Ciiliiniliin Cimnty, Oii'boii. I'll nnileraltfiiiMl will iiltf-iiil n, iiml i iirllfy til nil liili'a t-rliililnii In lliu liiiifirrliu n real aiH, ami miawer liniulili'a lelnlliiK In l ciilliin ami mlviiniiiui'a. Iiia In Hip Inwna nl Nwr, iliililii nr Hpuheii. Will nlmi nllimil I IVli aluii l.'liilina, lielng imlhnreil V '' Mimil rfi'un Ulllun (nun tli I'mmitiiiimt f 1,J,t,,j'J(,f,T J. G. WATTS & CO. BCAITOOSIC, OIUCUON. Dottier in DllV GOODS, OllOCEUIEH, HAUDWAllE, TINWAtlE, , IIOOTB, .nil SHOEf, ETC. Country Produce Handlod. (.10T()V r JOHN A. BECK, Watchmaker and 'Jeweler, Kon yoru Elegant Jewelry, Tlie Klin'Nt A "I'l'lmt'iit of WiiIiiIich, Clock' unil Jewrlry of nil l)i M'ilillon, 01T0HITK THE ESMOND, 1'OllTI.ANl), WASHINGTON NEWS. Hand fur making gluHH Iiuh been found near Bpokano. HnohoiniHli iiiorcliantH will organ ize a clminbcr of oornmurco. Tlio bigi.'Ht run of Hiiimon known for yuan liiinappcarud in the Skagit river. Port Angoltis linn voted to bond ltnelf for iiO,00() for city improve nienlf. TwoMirpoirien weroreoentlyeauglil in ( jray'u linrbor. Ono of thcin weighed 200 ioiiih1h. Tlio EllotiHburg expurimenliit nrtvoitin well (h down 700 feel, mid in now boring through Hundstono. Lewis eoiinty proiniHeg to Bend a log fifteen feet in diameter to the lucomii oxKHition, provided it can bo triiDHported. 'l"he lympiii Iiglit and Power Company ban gained .coniplelo con trol of tlio water power of the Den Chutew, valued ot 3o(),000. Tlio Iiidlingham bay KxpreNH wniits Indian names given to the dilTercnl loeatioiiB about the Sound, rather than the old hackneyed Kantem tit leu. Pullman ban mild her nebool bondH of if'ioKM) at a premium of HO, and ns hooii a H)nniblo work will bo commence on . the new Rchool building. !y the fulling of a huge fir tree the new renid(nico of Frank l$rig ham at Toledo watt completely dcmoVahcd. None of the family were in the houne at the time. There in tho largest run of hump back Balmou at Port Townaend that him been cn for twenty yearn. They are Hold at five for ten cents. They are only good when salted. Twenty-four veterans ore now imitated of the State Solders' Home. Of the appropriation made by the biBt legislature, .'10,000 hvo Inum expended, leaving 14,400 on hand. In order to settle the matter as to who will pay the militia who acted us guards in the mining strikes, a suit is to be brought against the stnto by tho commissioned oflicers. New discoveries ore sonstantly being made in tho Swauk mining district, and tho claim is made that it-will soon prove itself one of tho richest placer mining districts in tho state. The infant child of J. A. Taylor, of St. John, fell out of its cradle and bit its tonguo in two. Tho babo whs placed under the influence of chloroform and the tonguo sewed together. Tho JefTerson county commission ers have begun suit against the Port Townsend & Southern Railway Company for 10,000 for destroying four miles of highway between Port Townseml and Port Discovery. Farmington this woek furnishes tho rather peculiar cno of a thief breaking into, instead of out of jail. Tho jail doors were left open by an officer, and a pair of blankets were stolen from the bed by some thieving hobo. Farmington citizens are delighted over the bright prospects they now enjoy of soon having another flowing well. Work on tho artesian well ot that place is progressing favor ably and every indication of speedy success is given. Near Walla Walla a farm of ninety-fivo acres this year averaged sixty bushels por acre of A No. 1 wheat. Tho grain was sown last fall on throughly prepared giound and tho owner is jubiliant over the results of his year's work. Tho trustees of the State Normal university at Cheney havo rented tho brick building known as the Pomeroy hotel for the use of tho school, and as soon as it can be put in readiness tho school will be opened there It is reported that tho South Hend Land Company and O. W. Bell havo sold property near that city, to tho amount of over 1,000, 000, to a Northern Pacific syndicate. Tho deal involves tho establishment of sumo largo manufacturing enter prises. Tho people of Whidby island ore fighting Chinese gardeners, and farmers aro refusing to leaso them lands. This year tho frugal Mon gols will havo 750 acres which will yield seven tons to tho noro, mak ing a total of 5250 tons, which nt 10 per ton yields the snug profit of 52,500. . Tho talk of mismanagement of the soldiers' homo at Orting seems to bo uufounded, says the Wash ing Herald, and, started by political enemies of tho presont management. Tho soldiers ore not compelled to vork;, as has bepn claimed, and old soldiers' pensions do not go into the homo fund. An old lady named .Sohnopper, living with her huHbnml at Che halis orcok, where tho latter was engaged in ferrying, last woek com mitted suicide by drowning her self in tho creek. She was afflicted with a'eanoer. and this was undoubt edly tho cause of her act. Her body was taken to Hoquiam for burial. OREGON NEWS. Tho riamo of Springfield station, on tho Southern Pacific road, has been changed to Henderson. An Odd Fellows' lodge with twonty-fivo charter members has been organized at Hood River. Firo destroyed .300 bushels of grain on the farm of J, H. McClung two and a half miles north of ICugeno. Many carloads of melons and fruit aro being shipped to northern markets from tlrant's Pass. Tho yield is largo and quality good. Tho public school toachers of Grunt county have joined forces for tho purpose of establishing a system of grades for tho schools in that county. Ren Morgan, city marshal of Pendleton, while taking a drunken man to jail, lost a large handful of his whiskers, ' which the drunken man pulled out by tho roots. Linn county was named in lienor of United States Senator Lewis F. Linn, of Missouri, who introduced tho memorial in congress in 1840 to havo Oregon declared a territory. Tho new ten-stamp mill has arrived at the Sanliam mines, and its operation is anxiously awaited as it is predicted a boom in mining properties will immediately follow. Tho wheat crop in tho vicinity of J lunar, Wasco county, is a disap pointment. The grain is shrunken and it is feared that very little in that neighborhood will be found in a different condition. Huntington is fast becoming ono of the most prominent stock-shipping points of Kustcrn Oregon. Last week 1100 head of sheen were shipped to Chicago and 300 head of beef cattle to Portland and the Sound markets. Dr. E. A. Knight, a dentist of John Day, urant county, was stop ped the other night on tho road between Fox Valley and Long Creek, by a man who presented a Win chester rillu at his head and relieved him of his pocket-book which con tained G5. A subscription paper is being circulated among the business men of Portland to raise money to secure tho meeting in that city next year of the sovereign grand lodge of Odd Fellows. It will take 15,000 to secure this meeting of Odd Fellows in Portland. . Tho result of tho fire at The Dalles has been that many persons who lost everythig they owned are in actual need and relief is much desired by tho mayor of the city. Portland and other cities will con tribute liberally in both supplies and money. Tho slate mines near Merlin are attracting an unusual share of pub lic attention at present. They arc pronounced by experts to be among tho best in tho country, and will no doubt be operated on a large scale for roofing slato or high quality in the not very far distant future E. W. Hammond, tho Wimer, Jackson county, botanist, estimates that thoro are 400,000,000 feet of lumber in tho trees of Oregon, tho transportation of which would require 200 carloads per day for each working day in the year for a tnousana years, ims allows tnroo pounds to the square foot and 20,000 pounds to tho car. Tho fourteen year-old son of Mr. Dan Raines, who resides near Mill City, iu Marion county, was acci dentally caught in tho pulley of a threshing machine, tearing tho left arm entirely from tho body. Mr. Hobson succeeded in getting the artery, and stopped the blood, and to this gentleman's knowledge and prompt action the lad will owe his life. Hillsborois enjoying a building boom. Forty new residences, tho Masonic temple and city hall, tho pressed brick block, the Lindsey block and Finney's and Lyon's new business houses, all costing not less than O.OOO, wator works and electric lights at a cost of 18,000, and a now courthouse wortli ?4U,tJOU, makes a grand total of. inoro than 125,000. Tho Rosoburg Plaindealer says ono of tho mines in tho Bohemia district has been bonded to sonio capitalists for 180,000. It learns that two capitalists have been inspecting tho Anna mine in that district and it is reported they havo offered O.OOO cash for tho mine. Tho Bohemia district may yet get into the hand.8 of some big company that will bring forth tho precious metal hidden there. Tho Dallos, Portland and Astoria Navigation Company have fixed tho rate on whoat between The Dalles and Portland nt 2.20 per ton, which is about four cents less por bushel than tho present rates of tho Union Pacific Passenger rates are fixed at $2 single trip, and 3 tho round trip, tickets good till used. Tho reduction on all classes of freight will averago from 30 to 40 per cent, less tha n the present rail road rates. GENERALNEWS. M. Orevoy, ex-president of France, is dead. Portland is organizing a naval reserve. All the switchmen in Lima, Ohio, aro on a strike and all trains are tied up. J. Sloat Fassolt has been nom inated for governor of New York by the republicans. United States District Judge Sawyer died suddenly at his home in San Francisco a few days ago. It is reported Jay Gould will retire from active business life. He has been in ill health for some months. A bloody prize fight between con victs occurred at the Idaho peniten tiary. Tho warden acted as referee. Tho present estimated expenses of the world's fair at Chicago will be 18,000,000. Chicago has sub scribed 10,000,000. The boiler on a passenger train exploded at Oyster Bay, L. I., and the engineer, fireman and a brake man were instantly killed. San Salvador has been visited by a terrible earthquake. Many per sons were killed and over 1,000,000 worth of property destroyed. At Niagaria Falls a few days ago workmen unearthed the skeletons of fifteen soldiers of the war of 1812. Several valuable relics were also found. The decree of Germany opening tho markets of that country to American pork has been signed and tho Uerman embargo on American hog is off. The Siuslaw country is settling rapidly.. Tho hill locations of Lane county are numerous and profitable for fruit, vegetables and every pro duct of the soil. At Lima, O., Tom Johnson knock ed James Lewis into a threshing machine, and he was ground to a pulp. A brother of Lewis then killed Johnson with a pitchfork. A meteor of unusual brilliancy passed over Tucpon, Arizona. It appeared to be the size of a barrel, with a long tail of bluish-green fire. It increased the temperature ten degrees. Labor day was generally obseved throughout the country by tho labor ing class. Parades, picnics and public gatherings made up the demonstrations by those who made it a holiday. The great council of tho Improved Order of Red Men held its fifty fifth annnal session at Cleveland, O. The total membership in the United States is 108,444, a gain of 10,000 during the past year. Timothy Hopkins, of San Fran cisc, will contest the will of the late Mrs. Hopkins-Searles, his mother by adoption, and lagal advisers havo commenced preparations for the contest. The will left the many millions of property to Mr. Searlos, and gave nothing to young Hopkins. H. II. Emmons, of Portland, allowed himsolf to bo forcibly ejected from a N. P. car between Puyallup and Tacoma for the pur pose of having grounds for a dam ago suit against the company. Mr. it. is a lawyer and will fight the company for damages with his own professional club. ' . The road from Tillamook river to tho lighthouse will be built by tho government next summer. There is about 13,000 of money remaining of tho appropriation to build the lighthouse, and it is thought that it will be an easy mat ter to divert it to the road fund, under the circumstances. Tho committee having.in charge the selection of proper building stone for the new Portland Chamber of Commerce building, after having examined a number of stone quar ries, have adopted tho lonio stone. Werk on tho new building will soon bo commenced in earnest and it construction rapidly pushed for ward. There is likely to be litigation at Ashland over the water in Ashland creek. Tho fruit growers uso so much of it as to subject tho mills in town to serious inconvenience. The peach growers areue that the peach crops bring in from 50,000 to 75,000 a year to that place, an amount far exceeding that realized from any other one source, and they will encourage peach crowing to the utmost, evon if it takes every drop of water in Ashland creek to give it tho necessary fostering care. General Lafayette Cartco died at Boise City, Idaho, September 1st, aged soventy years. Gen. Cartee formely resided at Oregon taty and Salem, and was a prominent man in Oregon politics in the early tit ties, being at ono timo speaker of tho Oregon houso of represenatives and for four years chief clerk in the oflicov of Surveyor-General J. S. Ziebor. He w:vs for some time in the employ of tho old O, S. N. Co., and engineered the first steam rail road built around the cascades and dalles." FARM AND GARDEN. HOOM KOK POUI.TIIY. Our poultry houses are built fif teen feet wide, to give hens twelve feet square and a walk three feet wide extending through from one end to the other. It has been amusing to hear the expressed opinions of our different visitors as to the number that can bo kept in a pen. One will ask "How many hens do you put in there?" mean ing in one of tho twelve bv twelve pens. We reply "fifteen."' " Why, there's room enough for fifty" will be tho usual retort. ' Not if you want them to lay well," we answer. We really believe twelve would be better, pay better proportionately than fifteen." Then come the arguments, ' why, so and so keeps fifty in his houso and they are not a mito bigger'n these." To one farmer visitor who was arguing this wo said, "How far apart do you plant your potatoes?" He replied "About three feet the rows, with hills about two feet and one-half apart in the rows." " Why don't you put your rows ono and one-half feet apart and hills only a foot? you'd get twice as many hills of potatoes in an acre?" we said. "Yes," he snorted, "and woden't get my seed back!" "Why not?" "Because they would be all so crowded together that they would all run to tops and there would be hardly any potatoes and what were there would be no bigger than bul lets." "Precisly so with fowls," we replied. " If I put three or four times too many in a pen they will be a prey to all the vices that fowl flesh is heir to and I won't get eggs enough to give me the feed back. You plant your potato field in rows three feet apart and hills two and one-half feet apart in the rows because experience and observation have taught you that will give you tho maximum of eatable tubers with tho minimum of labor, seed and manure expended. I give my fowls ten square feet of house room each because I believe I can in that way get the maximum of egg yield for the minimum of feed and labor expended and experience and observation havo strengthened the conviction that my figures aro not far from right. Economy of labor is another consideration, and we believe fully that it is easier to care for the cleanliness and welfare of fifty fowls divided in four families and housed in pens which gives ten square feet of room to each, than to care for the same number in one flock in a house or pen which gives but five square feet to each.. We provide outside yards which give each fowl 100 square feet, making the yard 125x12 for each pen of fifteen. In yards of that size the grass is growing green and abun dant all the growing season, and it saves greatly in labor to have fresh grass always accessible. The green food problem is dismissed from our thought them. In fact, wo look upon liberal room in houses and yards as a most important aid to profitable poultry keeping, and we keep poultry for profit! A. F. Hunter in New England Fai mer. NOTES. Sow plenty of rye for pasture. Have the soil in a good condition for fall seeding. Better be a little ahead of the work now, than to get behind. . Do not attempt to winter more stock than you can shelter. If. well fed, early hatched turkeys can be ready for market early. It costs less to fatten stock during tho next two months than later. Store awav plenty of bedding and make all of tho manure possible. It is no item to feed turkeys for size. Medium weights sou tho best. : If grain is stored for higher prices, have the granaries water and vermin proof. It i8 usually not best to wean the i colts and calves while the weather is hot. Whon prices are good, it is gen erally best to sell the onrly potatoes and onions. Better sell a part of the stock now, than to he obliged to sell all half fat a little later. Gauge the quanity of seed wheat by the time of sowing and the con dition of tho soil. Do not sell off all of the best animals on the farm and then expect your stock to improvo by breeding. , Ono item in cutting shoaf oats before feeding is tho saving of waste. Adding a little bran improves the value as a ration. Thero is no advantage in sowing grass seed unless thero is sufficient moisture in the soil to induce a good germination of the Boed. Prices of nearly all kinds have advanced some, but the best crude of beef cattle havo advanced the most, while there is no advance in tho coat. A WINTER HOME ON A MOUNTAIN. Tha Family That Lire on Ilia Top ol Overlook During tha Cold MonthM "I have plenty to read up here, and I can't soy that I get lonesome at all, though I have no neighbors, " (aid Mrs. Charles Brink the other day in her cottage on the summit of Overlook mountain in the Catskills. Sinco the winter signal service station was aban doned a year ago on the top of Mount Washington Mr. Brink nod his little family live at a higher altitude during tho cold months than any one near tho Atlantie sonboard. Mr. Brink is in chargo of the property of the company which owns tho highest mountain houso in tho CaUkills, and during the severest winter weather, when gales aro particularly lively round the sum mit of tho line old bill, he and his fam ily are there alone in their snug little cottage, 3,200 feet above the level of the sea. ' About live vcars ago Mr. Brink's i;1 ihysician told him that if be continued iving at West Hurley he woutd die of consumption lie was told he must make" a change of climate, and so Brink made the change. Instead, however, of going several hundred miles away, he changed climates in a perpendicular direction, and by mak ing his homo over 3,000 feet above the sea he found tho dryness of atmos phere that was essential to his recov ery. Now a more vigorous and hardy man could scarcely be found in the state. Mouutain air has done won ders for Mr. Brink, ami he is just about to upend his fifth winter on the I summit ol Mount uvcrlooK. Mountaineers get so used to running j up and down hill, that Mr. Brink's hired man thinks nothing of traveling nearly three miles every day far down the mountain side for the little milk the family consumes; and, though no one else lives on top of the mountain, the Brink family is not deprived of social pleasures dunng the winter, for now and then sleigh loads of people climb the steep ascent from Woodstock and have a jolly party and lots of dancing on top of the mountain. The snow-clad cauntry below is plainly in view on every clear morning from near Albany to the Highlands on the Hudson. Parts of several states are seen, and the view is as tine in the clear air of winter, when everything is snow-clad, as dtiriug the season of verdure. Mr. Brink generally makes one or two trips a week down the .mountain to the post-office and stores at Woodstock. During the great bliz zard, however, he was cut off from in tercourse with the rest ef the world for about two weeks by the impassable nature of the roads. His wife is very fond of reading, and though her little daughter is away from her at school she rinds plenty to occupy her attention with an ample supply of reading matter and her household duties. Oue of Mr. Brink's occupations during the winter is till ing the ice-house for summer use at the hotel. He cuts the ice from a res ervoir of water that is kept on the mouutaiu top, and last wiuter, when the whole eastern country feared that it would not be able to harvest any ice at all, he succeeded in getting his usual supply without much trouble, which shows that the top of Overlook mountain, besides being a solitary place of winter residence, is also not a little colder than the surrounding country. Gowns fur Girls in Business A busy girl, one who is out in the work-a-d.iy world, writing and writing to keep the accounts ot a great firm straight, wrote and asked me what I should advise for a business dress. First of all, I should say let it be quiet, let it be well-fitting, and let it be of the kind that will attract attention only by its absolute neatness. I know the temptation is very great to put the money in a pretty plaid frock trimmpd with velvet, perhaps iu a silk, and to wear it for a little while for very best, and then to take it for the office. This is the last thing in the world you ought to do. We can learn some lessons from men, and did you ever hear of a man taking a shabby dress suit for office wear? Put your money in a frock suitable for business, and keep it exclusively for that. Leave the frills and frivols for the other hours, and make your own gown partake of the exquisite sim plicity of that worn by a Quakeress, anil it will never offeud even when it grows a little shabby. Probably the most useful business gown is a dark blue serge. It does not show the stains or dust as quickly as black cash mere, and the material itself, being rather rough, doesn't grow glossy. Fashion the skirt after the manner of to-day, plain at the f.ont and sides and with 'a double box-pleating at tho back. Then wear with this a fitted blouse of the same material, belted in and not having the loose look usually given to a blouse. I recommend the blouse because while it is whaleboned, it is not to the extent of tho basque, and, Bitting for hours in a basque having bones extending to the edge of its skirt meaus getting it shapeless in a very short time. Have a black ribbon stock at the neck, and then neither collar, or, indeed, a white finish of any kind, is necessary. In buying your material get enough for a new pair of sleeves, for your sleeves will certainly be shabby and worn out before your gowobegius to go. Now, just remem ber this, a well-dressed girl, which moans a girl suitably dressed for your position, is certain to havo more re spect shown her than one who is un tidy and overdressed. There always conies a time when the bright colors, the gay ribbons and the pretty lace cau be" worn, but it is certainlv not in the counting-room, iu the offices, or wherever your work may be. Ruth Ashmore in Ladies' Home Journal. Monte Carlo. ' The profits of the tables at Mont Carlo last year wore greater than iu any previous year; in fact, they were so satisfactory that the compauy decided to enlarge the Casino, and tho work has been proceeding rapidly all through tlio summer.- So far there have been, very few visitors 10 Monte Carlo this season, nml only five tables in the center loom ure buiuj; played at. . ; A VERY NUMEROUS MAN. Ba raiaad Throat a Parry Gala Oftaa Enoo(h to Bawlldar tha Tlnk.t Man. "It is a singular thing,"' remarked one man to another as they made their way toward the ferry walting-rooui, "how long it takes the average man tj get accustomed to faces that he is see ing every day. That fellow at the gate makes ma show my commutation ticket every time I come thro'.';'! though he scos me every day. I never have trouble with the train conductor, but that is because be is a man of un usual intelligence. I have met many conductors who would make you show yoor ticket at every station, and would never get to know you, even if you rodo with them twice a day. That's the kind of a man that fellow at tho gate is. It's awfully provoking, when you're running for a boat, to have to stop, nnbutton your overcoat, and get your ticket out of your inside coat pocket I'm a pious man, but it makes me swear sometimes." As the two walked about, waiting for the boat, an idea struck the man who had been talking. "It would be interesting." said he, "to see how many times a fellow could walk through that gate without being recognized. Suppose we try it?" "AH right," said bis friend. "Yon go along, and I'll stand hero and watch." The commuter went out through tho wagon gateway into the street. He returned through the passage gate.and bad to show his ticket He tried again, with the same result He tned several times more, and still the ob durate gentleman failed to recognize him. There were few people going through at that time, and it was sin gular that his continued reappearance was not noticed. Persistence, did, however, have an effect at last On the sixth trip through the gateway the gatekeeper stared at him in a rather bewildered manner. On the seventh trip the gatekeeper swore gently to himself, and demanded to see the name on tha commuter's ticket The com muter permitted him to read it, and on reaching the waiting-room said to his friend, "He has found out my name. Lend me your ticket." On the eighth trip through the gate way be showed his friend's ticket The gatekeeper swore loudly as he ap proached. I've got yon," said ho, "you can't make game of me. Let me see the name on that ticket" The commuter assumed an air of in dignation, but complied. "Well, I'm beat," exclaimed the fatcman, as he read the ticket And e scratched his head in perplexity. "What do you mean by addressing such harsh remarks to me?" asked the commuter. "Well, I'll tell you, stranger," said the gateman in apologetic tone, "you're the most numerous man I ever ran across. Chaps looking just like you have beeu passing through this gate way in a regular stream for the last fifteen minutes, an' I began to think it was some fellow making game of mo. But I guess it must be something the matter with my eyes, for I see by your ticket that 'you're not tbo feller I was layin' for." JV. Y. Tribune. A Matter of Porcine Identity. Two or threo lawyers were talking of old lawsuits the other day, w hen one of the oldest members of the In dianapolis bar remarked: "I remem ber the Perry township pig case that took up a good part of .one term ol court having come tip through a Jus tice's office. The case was tried, 1 be lieve, by Gov. Wallace, father of out Postmaster, and there were at least two firms of lawyers on each side. Sims Colley and Thomas Walpole were in the case, and, so far as Mr. Colley was concerned, he was then in the full power of his renown. The case gave him full opportunity for the display of his picturesque genius, and the drolle ries be infused into it long furnished matter of laughter for the bar. Mr. Colley, however, no matter Ho w absurd ly droll he might become, never lost sight of the best interests of bis client, and certainly never lot sight of bis own in the shape of as tat a fee as it was possible to obtain. "The question was about the ident ity of a sboat" continued the lawyer. "The witnesses on one side swore it was a pig in a barnyard, and had never been out until it had been put into a ' pen, from which it was taken to be slaughtered. The witnesses on the other side swore that they had known it from the time it was a suckling. But the great point was the proof of an ear-mark. One claimant sustained by one set of witnesses, said tie marked an ear of tho shoat with his pocket knife, and the cut w'as explained at great length to the jury. The other claimant said the mark on the ear of his shoat was torn by the teeth of a dog. It was at this stage of the testi mony that a sensational feature was introduced. One witness, having brought his testimony to an exciting point added a climax by pulling from his pocket a pickled pig s ear, which he declared to be the ear of the shoat in question. This created a great uproar in the court room, as the effect of this pictorial testimony upon the jury could not be measured. Ibis witness with the ear was, however, measurably dis crcdited.and the case went on. Medical experts were called in to testify as to wbat the difference In appearance would be between a shoat's ear cut with a knife and one torn by the teeth of a dog. The experts did not agree, and the jury disagreed, and another trial was held, the second jury disagree ing as tho first had done. Charges of perjury were made On each side, and a number of assault and battery cases grew out of it. The costs ol litigatloa were between H00 and 1500 on each side." i , "What was the shoat worth?" "About $1.50; but the litigants werw,. fighting for principle." ifWtiinapw.Jt Journal. ., ........... . - A Terrible Loaa. "They say Mrs. Smith took on torri- - -bly at Smith's death." "Yes; Kor thing! sha could scarcely, be recorfoilod to his loss." "Did una got much insurance?" "No; it was n total loss. All hi policial had lupsed." Judga.