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Bj TU TKLLU PUBLISHINO GO. LEWISTON, IDAHO. Dr. Nansen did not find the Pole, but he kept cool about it. nortk Good prairie hay is be.ng sold •ome parts of Kansas for $2 a ton. lord Sudley has a plum orchard that nets him $50,000 a year. It's a plus puddln*. It Is said that Hoke Smith's name was removed from that cabinet port folio with a cold chisel. The sultan of Zanzibar, Hamed Bin Thwain Bln Said, Ib dead and bll name will be entombed separately. Win Carver, who won the champion ship at the Omaha tennis tournament, doubtless achieved the victory by hit superb cuts. Conventions have been so numerous this summer that pretty nearly every thing on earth has been pointed to with pride and horror. The attention of collectors of curios ities Is respectfully called to the fact that there wasn't a single bolt at ths Chicago gold convention. It Is disappointing to find that tho chroniclers of the Whltney-Vanderbilt wedding neglected to east a solitary gleam from the duchess of Marlbo rough's diamonds on it. The fire at Ontonagon, Mich., goes a long way to cpntrovert those scien tific observers who have been hazard ing the opinion that the Diamond Match company was too green to burn. An ungallant South Dakota consta ble tried to arrest a couple of bloomer girls the other day on the ground that their costumes were immodest. The physicians today have hopes that ho may recover. The Sarcoxle, Mo., strawberry ship pers' association this year shipped 41, 084 crates of berries. The nit returns on the sales were $1.15 a crate, or $47,246.60. Of this amount the packers were paid $15,790.30. I I I I I Attorney-General Moloney of Illinois has rendered an opinion that a woman can be legally appointed township treasurer. He holds that the law pro ^tJes tb»t no person s»ia!J be debarred from any occupation, profession or em ployment, except mllltarv, that a town* ship treasurer is appointive, and' thal a woman can hold such office. Miss Gertrude Vanderbilt's bride maids were, so a triumphant Chicago paper Informs us, "all girls with money." This enables a large number of persons to draw their first long breaths since the horrible fear crept In that this fair young daughter of a line of millionaires was likely to choose her attendants from Mulberry Bend or ths tenement district. An Indianapolis woman gave her pet King Charles spaniel a sumptous fun eral last week. A white hearce con veyed a coffin covered with flowers to the cemetery, whoee trustees permitted the animal to be Interred In its sacred precincts. The dog was attended by the best local physician to be had and he received more care and attention than nine-tenths of the human beings. If the people on the star Sirius have telescopes powerful enough to distin guish objects on this planet and are looking at It now, they are witnessing the destruction of Jerusalem, which took place over 1,800 years ago. Of course, the reason of this Is that the light which the world reflects, travel ing as It does at the rate of 186,000 miles a second, would take eighteen centuries to reach the nearest fixed star. Philadelphia, long called the slowest and sleepiest city In this country, has waked up sufficiently to be the first city to authorize a pneumatic tube pos tal delivery for the rapid handling of local mail matter. It Is singular that the United States, eo pushing In most Improvements, should be so far be hind Europe In the delivery of mall matter. Pneumatic tubes have been in use In Paris, Berlin and Vienna for this purpose for nearly twenty years. Mias Minnie Blough's breach of prom ise suit for $5,000, against George M. Bennett, of Rockford, 111., who eung to her, "Wilt Thou be Mine?" and then did not wilt la no bluff. She says that he meant it when he sang, "Would That We Two Were Maying Togeth er." Now there la no way about It, he must or fork over the dust. Young will be cautious about their singing In future or cease singing altogether. At any rate they will not have any ques tions In their songs to fool susceptible and eager maidens with. Dr. P. Penta, an Italian criminolo gist, has studied the fingere and toee of 4,500 criminals and finds a deficiency In the number as well as prehensile toes, marked by a wide space between the great toe and the second toe; also, n webbed condition of the toes, an ap proximation to the toeleaa feet of some aavages. He found the little toe rudi mentary in many cases, showing a tendency toward the four-footed ani mal foot. The most common of all the abnormalities was the webbed condi Uon of the toes. The criminal Is truly • degenerate type. VETERANS' CORNER. * SOME GOOD SHORT STORIES FOR OLD SOLDIERS. Th« Hattie« of :he Pre.eott Guards — Mirror« to PUj to Important Part la Future Warfare — l.loruln'a Kind Art — Secretary of War. LOVE the moun tain and the sea, Where nature reigns so wild and free; Where all things speak to you and me Of Gcd-given, glori ous liberty. I love the vales, and lawns, and rills. The rocks, and streams, and rustic mills. And fountains springing from the hills, Whose magic music soothes and thrills. I love the storms that grandly rise. With rumbling thunder from the skies. With lightnings from the Great All Wise, And rainbows with their heavenly dyes. I love the roar of glorious war. Resounding ever near or far, As storms that sweep o'er oceaus far, And constant as the polar star. I love the lion and his might; The screaming eagle and bis flight; The stars that glitter night by night — And everything that's pure and bright. I love the flowers, so sweet and bright, That bloom hi beauty day and night; Diffusing fragrance, love, and light— The emblem ,c/ eternal right. I love the larks that soar and sing, Dike specks of sunshine on the wing; Ah! how my spirit longs to swing, Where seraph songs forever ring. I love the blush on beauty's cheek; The bright blue eyes so mild and meek— Where love is playing "hide and seek," Like swallows round some mountain peak. I love to think, and walk alone; Or, like a monarch on his throne, Maintain ray own intense soul-tone, Till 1 shall meet the Great Unknown. I love the kind, the good, the great; At home, abroad. In church, or state; Yet, one thing I shall ever hate. The sordid, dastard, vile ingrate! Tlia Praacott Guard«. Once, when Fifleld was acting gover nor of Wisconsin, Gov. Rusk being ab sent In California for his health, an oi l Mississippi pilot .blew into the execu tive office. "Is this Gov. Fifleld?" he asked, "I'm acting governor for a time— yes, sir." "Reckon you don't remember me." "You are in the right, 1 can't remem ber you." "Do you remember when Dan'l Dill was gettln' up his soldier company at Prescott the spring of 1861?" "Very well." "So do 1. I remember Rollin Con verse, bless his memory—they killed him in the wilderness. I recall John F. Marsh, who became colonel of a New Hampshire regiment; the Hall boys, Kinney, Armstrong, the Boutins and others." "Yes. 1 knew all of them." said the Governor. "I wonder if you knew that little, thin-faced, narrow-chested, pale fellow, the doctor said wouldn't stand it a month down south, as a soldier, and declined to pass him—threw him out of the company, as it were. I can see Just how the little fellow looked when he went up to Rollin Converse, threw his arms about his neck and raid: 'Rol lin, Doc says I can't go with you. Can't you fix it up so I can go? We have been together so long I can't bear to think of being separated from you.' But there was no way to slip him away with the company. I saw the thin, pale, nar row-chested fellow mop his face with his coat sleeve and slowly walk away. Do you remember him, governor? I met him to-day for the first time since the Prescott Guards left for the war, in June, 1861." When the old pilot finished Gov. Fi field was looking at the eapltol park, beyond, far away, aud saying nothing. "I see you do remember him, gover nor, but If I was you I wouldn't feel bad any longer at not going to the war with Rollin aud the Prescott Guards. As like as uot if you hud gone you wouldn't be governor of Wisconsin to-day, for you know the old company went into a regiment that was called upon to do a heap of fightin'. Nearly half of those boys you wauted to go with didn't come back. On nearly every field where the army of the Poto mac fought during those four years may be found the bones of ths dear boys of the Prescott Guards. B com pany, Sixth infantry. I'd a great deal rather be governor of Wisconsin tban to have my bonee bleachin' down south; so don't think about it an) more. Sam old boy—Gov. Samuel Fifleld, I mean bow are you, anyway?" Then the governor and the old pilot bad a visit royal. Mirrors In Warfare. The latest adjunct to toast defenses is à modernized form of the old camera obscura. Army officers are now con sidering Its feasibility, and an effort is being made to secure the adoption of th,> system by the War Department. tin. is that it shows ths defenders of a j fort the movements of the ships of the j The particular use and value of this system, as explained by E. Sides Vin enpmy, and at the same time does away * with the necessity of any one exposing la — himself to a hostile fire. Bv an arrangement of lenses and small mirrors an image of the harbor is thrown upon a whitened table in a dark chamber, well protected by bomb proof shields. Seated about the table, secure from any chance shots, those who are directing operations from the fort can distinctly see each movement of the ships of the enemy as they move about the harbor. It is a fact recognized by all military authorities that In the event of war the United States would be obliged to de pend largely upon torpedoes for its coast defense, but it is also acknowl edged that unless the movements of the hostile ships can be watched and the torpedoes exploded at the proper time there is a large element of chance in their effectiveness. It is to overcome this difficulty that the system of mirrors and lenses and a dark chamber has been devised. Wires connect the torpedo in the harbor with a battery and keyboard within the fort, and the position of ail torpedoes being known to the defenders and accurately marked upon the table, it only remains to watch the instant that the image of the vessel comes over the marked spot and then the pressure of a key trans mits the current which explodes the submarine mine. Another advantage claimed by army officers for this plan is that it allows the use of the port by friendly ships, without danger to themselves, as is not the case where torpedoes which are ex ploded by contact are placed in the harbor channels. With hundreds of torpedoes lying about just below the surface of the water a friendly ship was in much danger of being blown to pieces. With a system which shows the movement of every ship in the harbor and with torpedoes which can be set off at will this danger is practically done away with. Friendly ships can pass di rectly over mines or torpedoes with no danger to themselves, and the mines or torpedoes rannot explode until some one within the fort sends the current through the wires. It is also claimed that the exact range of a given point in the harbor being known, guns can be trained on the ships lying within that range and fired without the gunners In any way ex posing themselves to opposing fire, the aim being taken by the same system dt mirrors which shows the position of the ship. It is also proposed to Bend tor pedoes from the shore, direct them un der the ships, and then explode them, the operators all the time remaining safe and secure from danger within the bomb-proof dark chambers. A few years ago any such scheme would have been impossible, because of the fact that it is only recently that torpedoes, whose movements could be directed from the shore or the ship which sent them out, have been Up vented. President Lincoln, walking one day with his secretary, stopped at a little shrub and looked into it; then stooped and put his hand down through the twigs and leaves, as If to take some thing out. His secretary said to him; "What do you find there. Mr. Lincoln?" "Why," said he, "here is a little bird fallen from its nest and I am trying to put It back again." Wasn't that kind of Mr. Lincoln? How much more tender-hearted than il he had done like some boys do, when they rob the poor birds' nests and carry off their eggs or young ones? 1 read of a little sailor boy who took with him a pet kitten. His ship vu wrecked off the Azore islands. He was about to jump into one of the life boats, when he thought of his kitten and ran after it. Returning with It, the first boat was gone, but another was ready, into which he jumped. Of all the boats that started from the wreck this only was saved. Had the boy forsaken his kitten, he must have perished with the first boat's company It pays to be kind! Sfcfflary of War. Soldier writes: "Will you be so kind as to tell me what the official duties of the secretary of war are? A num bt-r of us have had a discussion on th* subject, and as we cannot agree, we would be obliged if you would give us the facts." Answer: The duties of the secretary of war, as laid down in va rious acts of congress, are as follows: to communicate the orders of the presi dent respecting the army; to keep the books of the army, the record of com missions. and the accounts of warlike stories; to issue commissions and de cide disputed points respecting the du ties and rights of officers; to grant dis charges to nan-commissioned officers and privates; to purchase sites for mil itary structures; to superintend the manufacture, purchase and distribution of firearms, ordnance and all weapons; to make an annual report to congress of the military condition of the nation; to receive and preserve all flags and other trophies captured from the ene mies of the United States, and to make all contracts for the supply of the army. Ho Is, in short, the provider, bookkeep er and financier of the army, and the organ and interpreter both of the orders of the president and the enacb mente of congress. A Kinen'nr A mother'* dream that her boy was dead led her neighbors to organize a searching party and beat up the wo wit j of Lafayette county, Florida, where : Samuel Cason and a companion bad gonc a few days before on a prospect- j ing lour. The searchers found the \ body of young Cason, who had been murdered and robbed. His mother, j who had dreamed of his fate, had lost j two other sons by violent deaths. 1 ON THE CABLE CAR. Mrs. Latter Condescends to Patraalaa It and Thaa Wlahaa aha Ilada'b From Scribner's: Tha ear started forward, slowly, but with that rapidly increasing speed so misleading to the upright traveler. Mrs. Lofter leaned deferentially toward her showy vls-a ▼la. and laid her hands caressingly up on his shoulders. Then they bounded gracefully toward the door, with a step that was neither a walti nor a polka, but which was executed in such per fect time that the ordinary observer would have suspected a previous re hearsal. Although differing widely In color and in social standing these two travelers were, for the time being, cer tainly one in movement. This raov ment was perhaps more of a galop than a polka, and although harmoniously executed became a little too hasty at the finish. The exhibition was brought to a close by her partner's back coming in violent contact with the jamb of the door. Although the dance itself was practically over, Mrs. Lofter continued for a moment to press heavily against her dusky partner, and to one unac customed to these conveyances her ac tion might appear of questionable taste even if prompted by the warmest affection; but to those familiar with the Broadway cable cars there was nothing unusual In this performance, except, perhaps, the costly attire of the lead ing lady, and this added a certain novelty and richness to the general effect. As Mrs. Lofter, hot with indig nation, released herself and stepped away from the grinning object of her caresses, a seat was offered which she gladly accepted. Once in it she had leisure to look about. Although inwardly revolting against the sickening episode in which, to her everlasting humiliation, she had just taken so conspicuous a part, her glance swept the row of opposite faces with haughty composure. She bit her lips and there was defiance in her eyes aa she noticed a general smile through out the car. Having no sense of humor herself, this cheerfulness seemed the acme of human Insolence. LENGTH OF LIFE. Dlf Comparative Longevity of Maa ferant Llaee of Ha.laeee. Some interesting facts and figures in regard to the comparative length of life of men in different lines of business have been prepared by Dr. George W. Wells, A. M., M. D.. one of the best known medical directors for one of the largest life insurance companies in the world, says an exchange. Dr. Wells, who is about to publish in book form the results of his many fairs' ex perience as a medical director, has arranged the following ta blo, showing the comparative mortality of men between the ages of 25 and 65 years. The table represents many thousands of deaths which have been tabulated and the percentages are based upon every hundred deaths among clergymen, the longest lived in dividuals, as a class, of which there is any record. There is twice as good a chance that a minister will reach the age of 65 as that a doctor will. Clergymen, priests, ministers. .7.. .100 Lawyers...........................150 Medical men.......................202 Farmers ..........................114 Agricultural laborers...............128 Gardeners .........................108 Fishermen ........................... Commercial clerks........ 179 Commercial travelers..............171 Innkeepers, liquor dealers..........274 Inn hotel service..................397 Brewers ...........................254 Butchers ..........................211 Bakers ................ 172 Corn millers.......................172 Grocers .............................. Drapers .............................. Shopkeepers generally.............158 Tailors ............................iso Shoemakers .......................166 Hatters .............................. Printers ...........................192 Bookbinders ......................215 Th« Wrong; Man. Bill the Biffer —What's d* object of dis organization uv yours, mister? Mis sion Worker—To rescue the fallen, my man. Bill the Biffer— Well, don't talk ter me; I'm no bicyclist.—Roxbury Ga zette. JOSH BILLINCS' PHILOSOPHY. Comik writers are allgfuss expected to be phunny when they talk, and, in the effort to be so, are often very silly. Book-laming iz good, but too mutch ov it konkokt8 kruditys, which have been known to sour on the Intelektuai stummuk. What little I kno I hav larnt b! mix ing with the medium and lower k!ass ee; dlmonds and fine gold are oftenest found cluss to the bed-rock. MI natur prompts me to make fust advances. I hav often been snubbed kreweily for this, bur I kan't help it kan I? I shall fite it out on this line. Yu kan't allwuss judge hi appear ances. I hav often known a whole shirt to be composed entirely ov a pa per collar and a pair ov cotton wrist bands. I hav allwuss notlsaed that thoze circles which are the most exklusive hav but little individual strength; mu tual admirashun iz the pap that sus tains them. I hav generally notissed that the old _____ ..._________________ j bachelors who giv themselfs up en tirely to the service ov the ladys are allwus ov the nuter gender. The wim min never fall in luv with theze phel lows; they are too safe, The saddest sight In all the world to me lx a broken-hearted manly man—a proud and robust oak riven hi li'enin* from Heaven. Effaet af Oaad Haaalag Cpaa tha Paar. Lord Shaftabnry, who practically in terootod himself for more than sixty years in improving the homes of the masses, said time and again that many of th* people who were in a filthy and deplorable condition had been made so by tbeir surroundings, and that where their homes had been improved, they had been rescued from such con-1 ditiona Human natnre is imitative; the force of good example is catching, Lack of opportunity to lead a more civilized existence, not the inclination to remain as they are, largely explains the situation of the poorer elements among city dwellers. Sir Sidney Wat erlow cites the punctuality with which the r«DU are paid his corporation as evidence that people having good room, are anxious^/keep them/ He ......— believes there is a growing desire for comfortable homes—September Cen tury. That Joyful Feeling With the exhilarating sense of renewed health and strength and Internal clean liness, which follows the use of Syrup of Figs, Is unknown to the few who have not progressed beyond the old-time F.«,— «y«». toe -«me medicines and the cheap substitutes sometimes offered but never accepted by the well-informed. Big School of Porpoises. The steamer Ulunda. which recently arrived in Halifax from Liverpool, en countered an enormous school of por poises pursued by about two dozen large whales just before it came into port It was estimated that there was over 1,400 poises in the school. They were seen about 15 miles east of Hali fax. and jumped the vessel's sides in their evident terror of their pursuers The sea was black with them and they rushed through the water like mad, with the great puffing whales in close pursuit. Old salts say they never saw anything like it on the American coast. .FITS fro* »nd p*rmmn*»nt'v cured. No fits $tft«T ür»t u*y - um* of Dr. K line's «Nerv« Keslorer. Free trial bottle aud treatise. beuu to Dk. Kuan, *31 Arch 6U, Philadelphia, Pa. One of the profitable results of the present agitation of the silver question is a concise statement in the September Review of reviews of the pros and cons of the question, "would American Free Coinage Douqle the Brice of Silver in the markets of the world?" The affirm ative view is supported by diaries B. Spahr, Ph. D., of New York, and the negative by Prof. J. Laurence Laugh lin, of Chicago. Each of these writers is a recognized authority on the ques tion of the standards. in is \ flax for a Fifth of a Century Cured all forms of . . . KIDNEY and LIVER DISEASES. THE DREAD BRIGHT'S Disease fa but incipient Kidney Disease. Either are Dangerous. Both can be Cured If treated in time with Warner's Safe Cure. Large bottle or now style smaller one at your druggist's. Ask foi either end accept no eubetitute. 1 for A / 1 I teydes "The added pleasure of riding a Columbia is worth every dollar of the $ 100 a Columbia costs." The supremacy of Columbias Is ad mitted. They are Standard of the World. If you are able to pay $100 for a bicycle, why buy any other? Full information about Columbias and the different Models for men and women—and for children, too—is contained in the hand somest art book of the year. Free from any of our Branch Houses and Agencies or by mail for two 2-cent stamps. POPE MFG. CO., Hartford, Conn. Branch Stores and Agencies la ovary dty and town. If Columbia* arc not f op arly represented in your vicinity, let us know. Ill Caiaakl* glay ala« era Sttad vttk BaarroBB sibble-tube tibes Bt no* m nus so eem m Hsirram. in the j for three years; he will tear his j through matted grass, and Aa Africa»'« Caro for HU Ora,-A Soon after von get started on a1 ney with hlaok followers all your ha able property—enps, saucers, will be smashed or lost, but the African, notwithstanding, wiu* around his aakl* a thin thread of wounded buck through ' tangled 1°* 1 ] without injury to his ornameat remarkable how an ornament etki^ a native—September Centura uc * l 4 j | Ton Are Not "Shakea Before Taka»* I : With malarial disease, but with nmsiJ ! Ij2 l JL1 < i.®..^!i® r »'iru , '» lf <f.? u "«itlec: tn,m j l¥ e ..ad medicll fôî-m'of mêd"^io B p ffï| as : tetter'* huioiach Bitters, the pot*nr * ! ?**''J* •* 8 n antidote to miasmatic noli I 'KüSLWtoSaä: iL c Äv.«* kidneys If inactive, are promptl, '»lrtii 1 It. and It Is Invaluable for dffl" 1 ous debility and rheumatism. P Harper's Round Table' publii September 1st will continue the installment of a new serial store eatu. tled "In the Old Herrick house.* il Ellen Douglas Deland. To the .." I , t,T u ^ r l S/iL l ' arker BU1 ^ ! of «iHn» P ?£® r ° D th * "»I ! ÄJTÄÄid ÄÜ : to contain many useful suggestio"! many and directions for young yachtsmen!" It the Baby Is Catting Teem, tenre and a«e that eM sad well tried ranwdr tm. WaraLew'a Soorama Bncr for CMidrnn T«a«hiâ(i In most cases men who marry ben««>v I them live to reiret it 7 ""'•*1 Take The best when you need medicine. For bloo«. 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