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—'■ - About a dozen deaths have occurred at the Chemawa Indian school this winter 1 from la grippe. .. , . , . Mrs. Chas Lindell has been arrested , at 8idney, Wasti., charged with poison ing her husband. Two of Eugene City's largest dynamos ribly mutilated at Woodbury, N. J., Mon day. The eenate has passed Senator Allen's bill appropriating $.50.000 for the light house at Northhead, Cape Disaopoint ment. were killed, and several jiasuengers badly l.TIt Iflsilt bruised. A party of ten miuers have been miss — r -.. - ing in Alaska since November, and it is feared they have perished from hunger ind cold. It is stated that Garza, the Mexican revolutionists, has Iregged President Dias for a pardon, offering to betray his followers. W. R. and R. J. Jones have dis ared from Memphis, Teno., after » I'ü.Ia .,1 Um, In Ilm üitmiinl d-frauding Eastern firms to the amount of $100,000. Robert M. Blair, an ex-poetmader of Stafford, K*s , was arrested at Port i wiiu luuiiu niltv And seuteti ed to tweutv years in the Deni tent iarv uw peniKmuary. iw |fmiivviavaiH y % Yonne Carlisle who has l*een on trial lunng v/anisie, wno lias oeen on iriai for A month in New his wife, bas laten found guilty der in the first degree. York for uoisonimr mnd guilty of mur- ! , .. . 1 ,*> th< \ Mex . ,ca , n Colonel Hernand soldier who was recently condemned to desth attempted to escape Monday and :-i;ountv îreasnrer LiKena, 01 Has eeM. Neb., was arrested Tuesday and is now in jail charged with embezzling $7,- j ft43Mini « 1 » enitntv's fnnrta j 543 00 of the county's funds. Kills Putnam, an employe of the Heat tie Coal A Iron Company, was killed at Oilman Thursday morning hv a falling I tree while at work in the woods The Atchison A Topeka's December statement, including the 8t. Louis A Han Francisco system, shows net earnings of $1,229,000, an increase of $313,000. Z. Hawkins, a nurseryman, and R. D. Stewart, a grocer, have Wen arrested at Seattle charged with being engaged in the business of opium smuggling. - Lee Gibson, colored, twenty years of age, waa taken out of jail at Owentown, Ky., by a mob and banged fur the mur der ci Frank Wggaras last Friday. Tne supreme court of Wisconsin lias authorized the attorney-general to bring suit to test the reapportionment act passed last winter by the legislature. 8ix thousand engineers employed on the works of the Rivers Wear, Tyne aud ' Tee bave struck in consequence of a dis ! pnte regarding payment for overtime. ! The city of Omaha is about to begin 1 lainst the Union Pacific to recover ! ■alt against _____________________ proparty deeded to the corporation in ! 18(13, which ia now valued at $1,500,000. Mrs. Harriet Leek, of Beattie, has j brought suit against John Leek for di- ! voroe and a share in $10,000 property., The couple had been married only three weeks. A dispatch from Rio Janeiro saya an other attempt lias been made to depose ths governor of the province of San Paulo, Brasil, but that the uprisiug was again a ' a.ii____ 0 failure. Rbal wisdom travels in the company of virtue, while real strength chooses grace for its companion. To be wise is 1 to know virtue; to be strong is to be graceful. Monday at Hoaford's logging camp, near Castle Rock, Wash., Gilbert Hos ford shot and killed his brother, James Hoaford, in a quarrel over a voting lady school teacher. IxMiisa Hanning, a nurse at tlie Wil lord Parker hospital, New York, killed herself Monday morning by drowning in n hath tu t> Khe lied lately (men troubled i with insomnia. 8t. Petersburg advices say that thou- ! >ds of peasants from the famine- j stricken districta have started for 8iberia, hoping they may be able to better their eonditlon there. Representative Himpson introduced a bill to promote sod encourage agriculture by authorising the United States govern ment to lend money on farm land at 2 par cent, per annum. Jacob P. Leese, the first white settler in California, died at 8an Francisco Sun day, aged 82 years. He came to Califor nia in 1833 and built the first house in Ban Francisco in 1836. The east-bound Texas A Pacific paseen r train was totally wrecked near Robe line, I«., and baried the engineer under j the debris. Several trainmen and pas- ; aengera were injured. ! Justice Ingraham of the supreme court of New York, has directed that a ver dict of $88,875, be found in favor of Ed ward Stokes in his suit against John W. McKay and Hector DeCastru. After a heated discussion, but by air,, large majority vote, the Ohio house of 1 representatives adopted a resolution re- i 0 questing the world's fair management to cloee the exposition on Sundays. j There ia much in.iiirrxomn f«l* .» .k„ upon a trumped-up charge of conspiracy, preferred by a tailor of that citv. Representative Hermann has sub- ! mitted a measure to congress extending ; the time for the purchase of the North- j ern Pacific railway lands on the terms y i railway lands on the terms provided for in the act of forfeiture. The Union bank of Wilson, Iowa, waa robbed at 3 o'clock Thursday morning of something over $4000. The burglars blew the lock off the vault and then blew the door and one side of the safe off. Thomaa E. O'Niel recently died in Ta oj of of coma, and it is said bis death was doe to starvation. He had I »een unfortunate in business affairs, and was too proud to let his friends know of his condition. The British bark Ferndale struck on ---------------- -------- ----v- - tlie Washington Coast, near Cray's Harbor, Saturday, and in a short time 0 was a total wreck. Of her crew of twenty-three men twenty were drowned, _______________.________ _ » man named Archie McKav at Tacoma, last Saturday. last Saturday. War on horse-thieves will soon lie ' "„T northern W om^ D/t^tKet "Pu now in 240 feet. They are now runuing 1 ti .... vnllol lit n ■,.. 111 . in parallel tunnels The remains of John Richardson, a popular and v ell-known young farmer of Fox Ridge, Idaho, were found Tuesday morning by a party who bad gone to bis relief. The young- man had frozen to death on the hillside. Minister the legal beaiing a suitable inscription, for tlie cent-rolis lavllini nHlml«>il limier lli.'iliu» generous asylum afforded under thelüag of agréa, republic. W. J^dney, government agent at Ver nou, B. C , atul brother of Hon. Edgar -------. ------ -- -------- « ' ,,, A pillion that it would have exploded when struck by the train. , ... - - I * Curing a row over the possession of a _____ .,, _____ cy._____ horse at Middleshoro, Ky., Deputy Slier ! iff Si Heinere aud Police Officer Thotitp Slier ! son were shot dead by a man named Predmore. The murderer is in iail, and is in danger of being lynched. ' Aimer Drulard one of the best-known Aimer nrutaru, one 01 tne oest known --- " ' . ----------,------ ? x P^ e89 agent who disappeared inyster- : j ' "1" y * f fi 0 ". 8 *: atUe two - v ? arB ago ' , au ' 1 j ^asat first given up aud mourned as dead, is hack agatu and will plead guilty to embezzlement in the superior court, I Without preparation in any way, the mill of the fekagit River Lumber and j "bingle Company cut 135,U00 shingtes ■ „ _______,_________, ______, ' was discovered in a bare room, with ! scanty bedclothes, aud in a frightfully ! emaciated condition. He admitted that 1 1,9 Wd lived on an apple aud a cracker ! ein,: e December 2, a period of fifty-tour Hhingle last batuiday. The best record for double bluck machines for Washington and Ore gon was 120,000 for a day of ten hours. Moses Woods, an Indian student at Chemawa, died Tuesday from gangrene of the :uouth following a serious illness of (ever. He contracted gangrene from lying continuously on one side of his face until his teeth cut through the flesh. An official estimate of the number of those in Russia without food or means of support, who reqnire aid is given as 14, 000,000 persons, and this is probably be low the true number. The loss to Russia bv the famine is estimated at $500,000, OoO ! d«)' 9 - In the extreme northern portion of j Crook county many horseB are sick with ! a poisonous disorder. Forty head belong ing to a Mr. Ashby, of Wasco county. ' ia y e died, and many others are affected George Roberston, of Seattle, Wash., * • It is claimed they eat a weed called rat tle weed. A kerosene lamp turned over in a ten en,ent house at New York Monday night, ' an< l t ' ie inmates became panic-stricken. Cama aI L.» .....1 I____a 1 _____:__ 1 ____ 1 keu limbs. Home of them jumped from the windows to the ground below. Two were fatally injured and four are suflering from bro Clarence Hoi beck, a boy aged '4 years, was killed instantly Sunday at Mud Bay, Wash., by the accidental discharge of a shotgun in the hands of a brother, 11 vears of age. The charge entered the boy's left breast, tesring away a lung and otheiwise mutilating the body. By the steamer China, which arrived ------------- * rotu the Orient Tuesday, news of the 11°" °i 9 Chinese steamer was brought, i The steamer is supposed to be the Nam chow. There were over -400 Chinese on ! ***."?• ^ e8ideB ,ix Europeans. All hands j P* n6h « d twenty-nine Chinamen Onicer Harper shot and killed Henry De Greyer, a prominent contractor of San Francisco Saturday. De Greyer was driving at nn unlawful speed when the officer leeeoled bis horse and ordered him to halt. Paying no attention to the order, he waa shot by the officer. Thursday morning at Pocatello A. D. Moon, a voting brskemsn in the employ of the Union Pacific, waa so badly injured by the cars that he died thatafternoon. As be stepped from an engine his foot slipped on the ice and he waa thrown un der the wheels. He waa frightfully lnan K' 9 d Representative Davis, the alliance member of the house from Kansas, has introduced a bill authorizing the erection of a postoffice building in places of more than 3000 inhabitants, and in places of less population where such place is tlie county seat, the buildings to cost not less than $0000 nor more than $50,000. While Heth Willie and Thomaa Mc air,, ,, 1,1 ... , ---- - A.!f lla S digging a cistern at Cave 0 *?' Ky-» buturdsy, V\ illis struck a rock w,t P a . 9 ' e<1 8e hammer, causing a terrific «xploeion, which hurle.1 him into a tree H,ty - vard9 «*uy and buried McClellan Rl tell the story. » .. .... "*■_ <r-i 1A . Â** ni mr i„ a * u °ÿ ^ un ® ,ve ® an a ® 0BI ?®J 1°^ ^ °V 19 y ^ r !.'. l ^ e ?°. n a ».«^'by «"'««n, who, although totally uninstructed in the art oj drawing, executed a good counterfeit of a legal tender note and made dies for a counterfeiter, which are wonderful piece« of work. He was sentenced to the peni tentiary. It ia a pity that ha cannot ba pardoned and hia talent directed to hon orable employment OICEAT FIK*»r CAUSE. I j Owing to certain erroneous method* ' in vogue which confer powers of making without esrniug, machinery has a ten deucy to degrade and oppress labor. The truth of this is shown in the reduction 0 f wages in the great watch works of Elgiu, Illinois, which has recently taken place. Wages have been reduced from ----- -------— ---- - ---- > It is an impressive story, strikingly idiiBlratWeoUhe mduetrbUdnfC Many illualrotive of the industrial drift. Many ■ of the workmen have been wnh the 'Restart. They say that frü " ^ to 18ia the average workman received from $4 to $7 a day. and for the making a watch has lieen reduced or . k o $ 11 ti. I Oil $ A Cllit iliut ■ ttâ«é a a ...... > V 2 .n a o.k.l extended to SCO distinct operations, and the skill of the average workmen has I*' 611 sharpened down to the performance of but one of these operations. As the machine» have grown in iritellï-encë i Dü 11 „Î!î _ th *' Las decreased. Dexterity, easily ac "ör twenty 'year*anT'now finding . y ' k business tiusineHS j "Ü^VtXr^v macidne^y St girls at wog« Averaging hard^r^ce'-' a dav. or women What the most expert wor knien en are able to earn at piecework r Ï -----*— --- J ,--- - aespeiation, and some have heroine , tramps, vawaVionds and erimiuals. There j I ........- *— a-- — * r # 19 a k reat first cau»e for all this. The aarninw of lahm thrmurh th« «wiling tl P' 18 ewnings of lalroi through the macliina ! *' ' complicated systems are tx-ing given to those who do not perform useful ; a,Hl Prorluctive work. The present in-; direct system of taxation has tirought a ! g 001 **^ portion of the burden which op- j presses, degrades and aftlicts the ignorant la » CTi ; : upon the »houiders of the producers ami '«borer 8 , the strong aud skilled of which in their struggles, are simply turning against aud dtiving the weaker and less skilled to the wall. No wonder so many poor creatures carry in their breasts a j bitter hatred of their fellows—tliose who ■ bave tnanagsd to be successful ! Th« Wkiatltug Girl. Freni HHrjter s Magasine. The whistling girl does not commonly cotae to a bad end. Quite as often as any other girl she learns to whistle a cradle song, low and sweet and ......... ...... charming, to' the youngvoterin "the cradle. 8he is a girl of spirit, of inde- ! pendence of character, of dash and davor; and as to lips, why, you must have sort of presentable lips to whistle ; thin ones will not. The whietlinz girl does not come to a bad end at all (if marriage is still considered a good occu pation), except a cloud may he thrown "Pon her exuberant young life by this rascally proverb. Even if she walks the lonely road of fife, she has this advan tage, that she can whistle to keep her courage up. But in a large sense, one that this practical age can understand, this is not true that the whistling girl conies to a bad end. Whistling pays. It lias brought her money ; it lias blown But has the whistling woman coine to stay? Is it jrell for women to whistle? Are the majority of women likely to be whistlers? These are serious questions, not to be taken up in a light manner at the end of a grave paper. Will women ever learn to throw a stone? There it is. The future is inscrutable. We only know that where as they did not whistle with approval, now they do—the preju dice of generations gradually away. And woman's destiny . linked with that of tlie hen, nor controlled by a proverb—perhaps anythin/. Eastern Oregon Mines. A ten or twenty stamp mill on the v irtue mine within the next sixty or uinetv days will put considerable money in circulation in the channels ' ' sof Æiî Baker City. The White Swan, too, will ..... Baisley-Elk be on hand, as well as the Baialev-Elk horn, Robbins-Elkhorn, and other per manently developing properties. K 1. nixuir .«.i u w r------ -t E. L. Giroux and B. W. Levens of Baker City will haul as soon as weather will permit fifty tons of silver ore from the Montana mine in the Greenhorn dis trict to the Monumental mills. The ore will bave to be pocked toor miles on pack horses and the balance of the distance hauled over very rough roads. The Mon tana promisee to be one of the most valu able properties in Eastern Oregon. « J. C. Meacham informs the Baker City Democrat that the company com posed of wealthy Indianans intend oper ating the group of mines recently pur chased and located in Sanger district on an extensive scale just as soon as the weather permits, the snow preventing any attempt to prosecute work at the present time. Mr. Meacham says that two of the seven mines owned by the company have been sufficiently devel oped to show their merit and fully justi fying a mill. The present intention is to concentrate development on the 8oow Storm and Eureka mines and as early as practicable a ten or twenty stamp mill will be erected, water power to be fur nished by the Eagle Canal Company, the big ditch that has furnished water for the placer mines of Sparta and vicinity for the post twenty years. A Strange Kelatlonehlp. From the Weston Leader. Living on Weston mountain there is a young man, recently from Ohio, who has twoaiatera who are not related in the least by blood. This atrange state of things coma about in this way: Hia father had one daughter by hia first wife; first wife died. He monied again, I and dying, he Iett one son, the gentie j man in question. His mother married ' B second time and one daughter was the result of tin» union. Each of the (laugh ters is, of course, a half hi «Ithntiwli there is no bloo tween tlie two , sister to the son, blood relation be Frozen to Death. A young man named BraeetieUl^ was > woraiug ou irou uiuuui«.» — walk from ttiut plaie to Weiser, 1.» unies d i8lan t. After proceeding several miles ■ Jiunt""After priding several miles one of the brothers liecame tired and con eluded to turn back, wi ich lie did, the other boys continuing on to M eiser, sup puei ng of course that their brother coud danger hack to wagon and fiom liere were taken yester j av |, v the train to Weiser for iuterment * • Th« N«*w LeailviUe. The excitement at Creede, Colo., the i new mining campon the Hio Grande KSSïïï Mrta^Cthe oouî'lV aV/' *nàny parts rough lioard houses have 6pruug up in a he mines are something almost equal to those of 1'-«"Vine in us txst days. David H. j was offered $1 000 000 by an En "tLZi.v to bond the Holy Moses" «»««* at »•«« refused to do so. j Since the tiret prospect hole was started at Creede. nine mouths ago, there has i______ a.- A.ui _____■ l. , t a... «..Iron from ---------r.'T ~ ,v " 4l ;, rt j ore a ^ a y» ® ver *8® per , ton - ■ Hack .Jack'* Charger. ; From London Tld ll ts A very interesting relic has fallen into ! «, e possession of the well-known Birm j ingham phvsician, Sir James Sawyer. - • ' - • • • ' ....__________________ ît ia'one of" the hoofs" of the "identical The four hoofs are r now disposed of as follows : 1 be Prince of Wales, an honor ary colonel of the Tenth Hussars, lias one; another lielongs to the officers of I that famous regiment, audit is brought a ' flUt Ht , neBf) on occasions; the Coun'css of Cardigan owns a third, aud the last, which is the offhind hoof, j owner a graces the sideboard of Hir James *aw-1 ver. _ . , „ . . ., It is beautifully mounted in silver and is naturally highly prized by its ------- Coining DI|ilumntA. A neat specimen of diplomacy which recently passe,! between Mr. Miller and ! Mr - G « er - T,,c y had met each other jn ; Halein. says the Albany Herald, and in talking about, political matters Mr. Geer asked Mr. Miller to write to him in the , , , . . . courseof a few weeks, giving his views : as to_ he situation and the congressional Domina ion in particular. After waiting some weeks he deeided to write to Mr. Miller. Recollecting the pickle Mr. lITa ■ , 1 « » • 1 1 » ; . «tmniv?Lmm!. re 40 c0,u ' mit himself, and simply wrote : Salkm, Or.,---, 1891. Hon. H. B. Miu.sk-D ear Sir-Well ï i > ery iniiv. »'ery truly, T. T. Gkkk -aîJüSîI was equal to the occasion, A Queer Stomach. From the Nt w York Hc-corJer. New Haven has a puzzling case that the widest physicians up there shake their heads over. R. H. Allen, a florist ! in Church street, has f thirty years suffered on Allen, a florist ! for more than a '^""t of his stomach. When 12 years old that organ j used to close up if he filled himself will. get his food down vuthout drinking water very fast. It was Mien found that the valve in the .esophagus had the habit of closing and remaining rigid until it j could be forced back by some hard sub- 1 stance. For thirty years he has forced ■ his _food into bis stomach. He eats a | good meal and then drinks' about a pint of 8ome liqu ; d very iast, and by sheer | wUl-power forces into his stomach the _ _ ,ood *bich has accumulated in the mao- ; phsgus. If he did not do this his food ! would remain clogged up in the tesopha gus for several days aud not enter the I stomach at all Peculiar Caen of Fascination. .. , . _ , Altce Mitchell, the murderess cf Freda I Ward at Memphis, T e nn., talking with her counsel, said she killed Freda lie- j cause she loved her and Freda; refused to marry her. On all other subjects the girl seems perfectly rational, and does i not realise the enormity of her crime. I She save she asked Freda to marry her! three times, and the murdered girl at last consented. I^i.er Freda returned the engagement ring, w hereupon Alice j • as miserable. The Jettera she wrote j Fretla are lull the most endearing j f®''? 18 , t >e . g,rl eagerly looked forward to the time when she could GAm e /h!trJi. el |^«. e ,««H tr F^ 89 >'' j from what can learned, Freda herself seemed to be infatuated with Alice and ! willingly assented to the proposed mar-1 riage. The affair was to have been in the nature of an elopement. Tne Branch D. P. Shop*. ÄSää ! 1 ! >%«■.<» »I» II». »...1™ SP?L»« ! The Union Pacific machine .hope will Î ÏÏC : and Pendleton on all branches will be centred at Starbuck, and the division will be designated aa the Washington. A fifty horse power engine has been re calved and will be in running order in a law days. HOW me got a wife. He WU Accepted hy Wire au.l Won Huit of Cloth«». prom the Portlani Orezonian I ! ------ --------- - . , ... .. fhere is a romance connected with the imrriage of George Strong, a baker of ln iependence, which wi« solemnized by ;he Rev. N. Shnpp, of Fast lorlland, '"on the 15th day of last December, W. »«t married, 1 will ouy you » *o\. _ ! "How soon will I have to get married in 0 *j er to get the suit?" asked Strong, , was begin jn ' 0 ' r tTget "the'suftf 1 'asked Strong, . , ' a U10 nth," was the reply. j \ u . you give u »e a few days agk e.l Strong, who was begin consider the proposition with an "îkiïs. vou have all heard the agree ent " said Strong, turning to several .A"»»ti». «5 versât ion "au.l in case 1 get married inside of à uioutl. I w ant that suit of ; cloilies.' . . All considered 1 lie proposition 111 the : ÏS^ t ° f Hi Uk mXV%uV t Stomg "fooled tliem all. Like a great many other young men who leave the East to seek their fortunes , u the West, Strong left a sweetheart at home for whom he still had tender icel f° that neither time nor distance could j obliterate. She lived in New Yo. k.. He , wrote her a letter the next day, making a formal proposal of marriage, with in — a ___...... ia .....ne. « U'irt) af «iVli'A -----;---- . . , * up tcnlay, so he is one day ahead^ of time, aud has we' 1 earned the $o0 suit he was promised a month ago. — Mysterious Maine Islanders. from the I Alston Journal. Mark Island, the ledge off Small 1 omt, was the home for two or three years of a mysterious family. The cottage there ' ~ ago by a /acht, his took posges ith no one „ to land on broke an oar o. was shipwrecked, liiere is onlv one place a landing can ho made, and from its beach a path leads to the house. In this path, a' a point which commanded a full view of the landing, the mulatto boy stood from day-hgnt till dark with a musket 011 his shoulder. Two or three years this strange family spent on the island, and then one spring they did 1101 - . . i* , come, nor have they been seen or heard from since. But three years ago a man was arrested either m Boston or New 5 ork lor passing counterfeit money, who who lived tempt waa made to lind his workshop, but some folks think this was the place, answered to the description of the one « ... ,.n, „„ jviartc isianu. «0 at Speaker Crisp'» Family. The story that Speaker Crisp came of a : f arn «y of actors recalls tlie fact that [>re tty Minnie Crisp, the actress, who ,| le(t j n i] e ] uull) Moo., on Christmas day, 1*7^ was the speaker's niece. The Hel ena i n( i e p on dent save: "Henry Crisp was a famous theatrical manager in his " »• 1UUIUUR IIILAll Util UlttliilaCI 1U 1119 ' day. lie had four children, the present; Speaker, Henry Crisp, jr., now dead, aud two daughters, Jessie and Celia. Jessie's ï i cû^'^d ^MbYn^ of Min ..; n < a.« . „4 n„.______ lan(1 . Her mother nie Crisp, and was the wife of Manager French, now of the Park theatre in Port . popular with players putflic alike. Him was but twenty-four years old at her death." Heath From Hunger uud Cold. When tii« Pniiu»r-.t™;« 1 W88 0| „. » , ,,i ,, v r . t °V ! chddreu and his brothel to^k up " ' " ÜY rT ''' a ur ? ln « r l ' a I 1 lin B gt j Tlmre thev wer« «YÎ«ék« t t ! S a J?„' , , .,f y w . ere attack «l 1 ' fi h * ?" P - and 1" wlth ?" t covering or » ® trave er « 18 ' » t,« ino*ti«r e o U . 1 't „FoS fattier dead, I,™T™ an< children were taken to a L" J: p ?^ lble fe'w^ljws^T? 1 « *^ 8 i 1» 9 v ' 7 ch »' d 'en, whose Ä JS"?Y 8 ,°?? ol ' u " a u ,' n°i ber i h fi d t0 5nï M î'® aBt ' Vk T r P^ p P d ' n . her oan c'°'bes, still , es ' , was on 'Y narbv fr02en and Wl1 1 llkel y KCQV er Industrial Niagara. The Engineering News says : "The Ni agara Falls hydraulic tunnel is progress ing rapidly. From the river to shaft No. 1, a distance of 2,240 feet, with 170 feet of open cut, the heading is nearlv through. Between shafts 1 and 2 lew than 000 feet remains to be driven 850x1,150 feet having been already driven. Above shaft 2. toward the riveï above the falls, 1,140 feet has been driven. In all, the tunnel ia 0,700 feet long, of which over 5,000 feet of heading has been already driven. The tunnel a! already described, is 25x25b.' feet in èec tion, and is to be lined throughout. We shall shortly give a full description of the complete plant as proposed. As vet it is impossible to give this correctly, for im jpoiUnt features are not yet finally .to cided on " y unaiiy tie i grasanr sa s asc -s ! lbc " mr *" ?»«nom,«» » iMHb. Wanted a Soldier*« Monomont. Does Irrigation Pay? Last year J. D. Sturgis of ähsridan county, Wyo., captured Ute prize in a potato growing contest, with 974 . acr9 bushels and 48 ^unds to a selected ££ S-isSf ,h,> Something of a sensation waa created •t Cedar Raptds by the filing of the will of Casper J. Hart, who died a few daye ago. After bequeathing to bis two sons, two sisters and a brother $1000 each, the will says the balance of his I $50,000 should be used for the a monument to his own ! *>ldier in drew parade on «S' *<«» The wiH, after naming the Ä no ® nionnment, grants the lot with n 0,1 „ment thereon to the citv of piîf îr ids, la., on condition that said^ ever keeps the said moniiiMnt t-vor »ceps sue Ham monument .„j grounds belonging to it in good o^JJ Tob, ' cro "• »« Auii,. ptlt From the Louisville Courier Journal ! tnhwccî?lR > an '^»?i«i.!!» , ; PU ' ai 'i 0 ' , * n ' on th . . . .. 1 tic, and Prof, f ^nta mi ^ supf"*!? " me ." tues of tobacco smoker wh^'s^Ji T show Ç'at b bas a destruciive ^cntl^ bud™!?? 80me « j •'«''micidsl ' u!.® 0 that^Bh *, h ' ch -**« t| H „row,h nf l lef *, t , ru, ' l,v e scf "J?" .ff U ' the "'»o organisms wmui are the cause loo\ Shh f ke »*.*ii ov damp tot ton wool, wind, caiit»i ne j ÄJ«* a &*-•=• «■>* a " oke «»«"»«J 'be Krowth of » ; k '" d " * h"»"*;. a « d J»^«ely ; : t V[1 hus If I'rof Tas««, i onô t the d««fto Ji' at vented the growth of others. Am' ttie latter were the_ bacilli of cholera™ is tobacco not the deadly enemy of Jh»tUs^metlmcém^e out to he, , not onlv^n^he ^.l » h ,'® ^ e H n .' rtr l " r t) ff > id des.rnvi S ° ' tt > tt8 a " r on , . destroyer of »lead Ä tinw , - au ^ du » as e and P°°«My «»««h (?iirl«tniM lu the MKhthou»*«. * ;----r —-- — readers from Ipswich, who minister j their spiritual needs while supply them with hooks, periodicals amine ; papers. Thanks to the kind aid of v» ous thoughtful friends the chaplains tr enabled to furnish the lonely crewi vit enabled to furnish the lonely crew» wit Christmas cheer by taking out to tb a lightships on Christmas Eve a supply geese, turkeys, beef plum puddings, v ; etables and evergreens. The auvent the Missions to Seamen boats is eagerl watch d for, aud the chaplains' ChriF inas ministry is by no means the lew welcome visit, of the year, albeit board ing a lightship in dirty weather is m»ti easy operation eveu for au experie seamen's chaplain. . . . 1 ,,i a ,. P8 ,, 1 h« srpward'it Apulogy. A lady passenger much annoyed th çe steward by having her liigga^ ady for being put ashore at vurio pla-'eg of call, says the Spectator. A each place the pssspnger seemed to site her ra j nc | an j to ,„ rui t ) lW ( | eH ; rt> 0 ( on further. At last siie said she aoul ; on t0 InverneB8 . Th( . n ttl „ Rteward Bai(l . .. oh ^ t0 the devil !" Th . J^n«etnan toidthe'stëwar' ont the lady and apologize , a(]y iu . hiljh gtate of indignation, (K)r ( e( i the man to the captain. Th» ard he mn»t 80 to her. Th steward consented to do so At iuncheon be appeared and ««' the first lady at the table thiis:''Wr you the lady I told to g > to the devil?' "No." said this lady and several other» ail equally surprised and amused. A last, by a series of separate intern»*« tions, he discovered the right ladv. Hue responded, with an indignantly virtuos» l"BDwUUC(l, ''»lilt Oil ll.lllkCll» air: "Yes, I am the lady." "Ah, then," : said the steward, "the captain told met» \ tell you that you needn't go." Life u Uurne of Carde. Man's life is a game of cards, lint it "playing presses a desire to "assist" tus fair "partner." He "throws out his card»" and the clergyman takes a $10 hill out of him on a "pair " She "orders him up" 1 build the fires. Like a "knave" h» joins the "clubs," where he often grti ! "high," which is "low," too. If be ' kee P fl '' 8trai " ht " he iB 8 «"» I "flush."' He grows old 1 «nd sees a "dear of trout and "bluff," trouble. When he ! and he «»f* 'be summons of Gabnel'e 1 "trump " vibicl. Bliall "order him up " lrump> 8 ^ oruer n Her l.ltlle Heart la True. A very young author is Esther White Harrison, a little Philadelphia maiden, who, at the age of 10, has w ritten a book, punctuated aud divided into chapter» without any assistance from any source. In the preface to the book, which i» titled, ''Skye: the History of a Dog» the little author says: "I have written •his little book to try to prevent cruelty to dogs—and I hope it may meet my readers' approval and I dedicate it to my brothers." The book was written for» little fair held for the benefit of »ome Philadelphia charity. « cr «8 ; grasses, 70,900 acres; poppy. 847 acres ; indigo, 223,033 acres ; pu j[* r cane, 15.840 acres ; rice, 132,554 »cre». cotton, 62,907 acres. Crop« Iu Indltt* An article in Indian Engineering com - mente most favorably upon the irrigation revenue report in the northwestern prov inces. It says that properly designedtr rigation works in India are a much bet ter and sounder investment than goto digging. The total irrigated crop curing the year under review waa as follow* Wheat, 713,199 acres; barley. I 13 '"; Hemedjr For Whooping Coagh. The discoverer of any remedy that wi mitigate the sufferings of children sure to be rewarded with gratitude, not otherwise. Dr. Neovius has d®" well to recall, in the columns of tn Lancet, the fact that common thyme an old-fashion but valuable specific whooping cough. If given early w r» i sa» *» Dr. Neoviua gives from one ounce an , half to six ounces per diem, comb» with a little marsnmallow syrup baa never seen any undesirable e produced by the treatment except aui diarrhoea. It ia'important thst w drag should be need quite fresh.