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VOLUME XXXIV.—NUMBER 39.
JWASHINGTON -STANDARD * L. 1533E: I7S2T F2~AT ETSIIISS BT JOHN MILLER MURPHY, EJitur and Proprietor. Nub.rription Rate*. Per year, in advance J2 00 " not paid strictly in ail ., vance 2 5C Six months, m advance I 00 Advertising Rate*. One square (Inch) per year sl2 00 " per quarter. 400 One s'juare.one Insertion 1 00 L " " subsequent insertions.. 50 Advertising, four squares or upward by the year, at liberal rates. Legal notices will be charged to the at torney or uliicer authorizing their inser tion Advertisement sent from a distance ■ml transient notices must be accompan ied by the cash. Announcements of marriages, births and deaths inserted free. Obituary notices, rosoUitions of respect and other articles which do not possess a general interest will be inserted at one half the rates for business advertisements gusintss Cards. ' Capital National Bank, OF OLYMPIA, WASH. Capital, - •100,000. Surplus. 945,000. President C. J. LORD Vice President N. H. OWINGS Cashier W. J. FOSTER D 1 HECTORS. F. K. Brown, Louis Bettman, Kobt. Frost, N.ll Owings, O.C.White, Ueo. A. Barnes, C. J. Lord. Ransaets a general banking business. For go and domestic exchange bought and sold, l'elegianhlc transfers made on all principal cit ies. Collections a specialty. Olympia, Jan I, law. PATRONIZE THE ACME DRUC STORE, EMPORIUM OF DRUGS AND CHEMICALS, Patent and Proprietary Medicines, Druggists' Sundries and Stationery THE MOTTO OF THIS HOUSE. STTCNTIAH INN IUTIAOITV N at lannvn in ICURI■ Is Assures yon satisfaction. Special preparations hare been made for com pounding preauriptiont. MARK k ROSS, Proprietor!. T FRED W. CARLTON, JEWELER AND OPTICIAN SILVERWARE? WATCHES, CLOCKS and JE WELBY. All kinds of repairing done and warranted. All articles bought engraved npon. Eyes Tasted Free of Chars*. UfAHTCI) * rsprsieataHre for onr nHH I kill Family Treasury, the great est book ever offered to the public. A Christmas Prasout for both Old And young. Our coupon system, which we use in selling this great work, enables each pur chaser to get the book »'KKK, go every one purchases. For his first week's work one agent's profit is $168.00. Another $136. A ladj has just cleared $l3O for her 11 rat week's work. 1 Write for particulars, and if you can be gin at once send SI.OO for outfit. We give 1 you exclusive territory, and pay large commissions on Ihe sales of sub-agents. Write at onee for the agency for your county. Address ail communications to I RAND, HcNAldhY * CO I, . Chisago. R. KINCAID, M. D., Graduate of Queen's University, and late Senior Burgeon cf the Nicholl's Hospital, Onta 1 to, Canada. PHYSICIAN, i BURGEON AND ACCOUCHEUR 1 smoL j ROOMS AND - ■ WILLIAMS BLOCK A Olvmpia, March 29. 1894. 1 1 HARNED ft BATES. UNDERTAKERS | AND I Funeral Directors, i Kipecial attention Giren to Embalming tor ( Shipment. OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. We.t Fourth St. Telephone No. 7 1 Olrmpia. Feb. 5.1*94. O. 8. B. HENRY. ] U S. SURVEYOR M.ldaneet Sixth Street, Swas'e Addi tion to Oljraapla, Waab. SURVEYING of all kinds promptly at tended to. The re-establishingo! old Government lines a specialty. Townsites surveyed and platted. Railroads located, and levels run for drains. Lands exam ined and character reported. Olvumia. Anril IS, 1894. J. C. BATHBUN, Attorney at Law and Justice of the Peace lIM Fourth St., Bowoon Mala and Washlagoa. CHOICE'RESIDENCE LOTS FOR SALE. March 1.1894. tf M. JL. ROOT, ATTORNEY 1 COUNSELOR AT LAW. Court Bouse Building, Olympia, Wash. n25-92tf i WESTSIDE MILL CO., Manufacturer of Bcugh and Dressed Lumber, Sash, Doors, Nails. Cement. Lime, Laths, bhingles, Pickets, etc. Estimates Furnished on Mill Worn of all Kinds City Office—Fourth itreet bridge; telephone No. 11. Mill—Welt olympia; telephone No. & €<H a alj mat on Jfanfoatti. HOW TO WHISTLE. i WHISTLING CONSIDERED AS AN ARTISTIC RECREATION. Advice That Would Be Nuperlluous from Anybody Slut Mrs. Shaw— An Explanation of Her Art—lt Alda Digestion and Developes the Throat and Lungs, Mrs. Alice J. Shaw, who appeares at Olympia Theater next Wednesday evening, has made a fortune by an unique accomplishment—the art of whistling. She is in this novel specialty what Juch or Patti has been in song, and has had quite as high honors paid her by the crowned heads of Europe, whose approval seems to be a passport to success. She has whistled before the Prince of Wales, and been the guest of the Lord Mayor of London, with a select circle of the nobility for auditors. At the man sions of the Rothschilds her hosts in sisted upon personally serving her. Wherever she appeared she was greeted with the most rapturous applause. This much merely by way of intro duction of a lady who by the best means of demonstration, her own ex perience, has written for the S. F. Ex aminer, her ideas of the novel accom plishment. She declares that whis tling for half an hour, after meals, is, in her opinion, the best possible aid to digestion. She says, try it, weak chested, slender-throated sisters mine, and you will profit by the experiment. I am not anxious to introduce a new fad; have no novel theories to propa gate. I am simply anxious for my sex that my own curious experiences as a whistler may become of service to humanity. In fact, I believe it justi fies me in claiming that the most ad vanced cult of physical training can offer no exercise so easy, so simple and yet, withal, so beneficial as whistling, and by this I advocate an exercise of the muscles of the throat and lips which can produce artistic and even beautiful results while building up the health. Such good health as has been mine since I began this magnificent exer cise is rare; my chest measure has in creased four inches, my throat three inches and my lung expansion five inches. The muscles used have re ceived a course of training better than any masseuse and my lungs have be come actually powerful. The only physical ailments I have to fear are chapped lips and a cough, and the latter I am almost proof against. lam often asked: " How shall I learn this art which is as great an im provement on the school boy's shril ling as is the singing of the prima donna to the dreary droning of the Piute squaw?" and will try briefly to answer it. To get the full benefit from this pleasant exercise throw the head back at the angle fill the lungs to nearly their utmost capacity, holding it until the muscles of the throat have a chance to resume their normal condition, then con tract them to the proper position and slowly and evenly expel the air. (Right here let me explain what is the chief difficulty with most people who whistle. They do not allow the throat muscles time to relax before beginning to exhale. The result is that there ie no mueic produced, the whistle lacking volume and sounding like the escape of steam, just before the sound is produced, or more like gas burning under a strong pressure.) By and by the novice will find bira or herself becoming weary of the mono tone. Then try phrasing; there is nothing ludicrous in the suggestion that there may be auch a thing aa phrasing in whistling, when onoe the study of the novel and useful diversion has passed the primary stage. To this devote plenty of time and practice, aa the future results depend entirely upon the two points already mentioned. Variations may be attempted, and after a while the more delicate modu lations. To produce the trills no especial directions can be given; the lips do most of the work, the tongue nevertheless doing its necessary part of the performance. I find that after practice I can more easily regulate the volume of sound by raising or lower ing my head. All beginners get out of breath, but that is overcome by practice, but as the singer learns to sing. My breath seems at times to be endless, I can hold my notes so long. Now, while it is true that only per sons gifted with a " natural whistle" and a perfect ear for mosic can be come whistlers of the first rank, and they are very rare indeed, it ia equally true that there is no one who cannot attain a pleasing degree of excellence and greatly profit in so doing. To be come an artiat in the work requires a hard course of training and hours and hours of study, without neglecting a day, but to achieve gratifying success one needs only perseverance. Marchesi says that what I do is " singing" in all that the technical definition of the term requires. But for lack of a better word we must atill call it" whistling," but I think that it is far more than the public under stands by that word. It meant a method of prolonging life and alleviat ing suffering that I hope at no distant dale to see popularized. If the physicians in charge of hospital wards devoted to tlie treatment of diseases the throat and lungs would encourage their patients to try this method of expanding the lungs, developing the muscles of the throat and bust, culti vating the musical taste and interest ing the mind, the results would, I am sure, prove most surprising and grati fying. I practice and find that to blow and work the lungs is most bene ficial. My work I thoroughly enjoy, and am best pleased when studying diffi cult music. Whon, while learning a new piece, the muscles of my mouth grow very tired I know that I am making progress. In learning a new selection I play it over on the piano a few times to get the run of the music. Then practice each bar so thoroughly that it is firmly fixed in my mind. The phrasing and joining are all mat ters of practice. After once thorough ly learning my music is never forgot ten. Among the many pupils that I have taught few have had the incen tive to work that I had, and the art is one that cannot be neglected, but in California I have met, during my short stay, more promising whistlers than in any other part of the world that I have visited, and some of my present pupils, in my judgment, give evidence of extraordinary ability. Gkssfef Conditions. Oregoniso. Very little capital has come into our Northwestern states for invest ment since the hard times set in, and little perhaps is to be expected for a while—little, certainly, in proportion to the great sums put in during ten or twelve years formerly. We roust now cease to look beyond ourselves, and must find our resources in develop ment of production at home. This necessity compels some hard transi tions, but the results will secure great advantages, chief of which will be se curity against return of such reverses as we have known during the past two years. We are, in fact, now settling down to production at home. The output of our Pacific Northwestern states this year, low as all prices are, will yield a large aggregate sum. No share will be large enough to enable anyone to feel that he is accumulating riches, but a good many millions of dollars will come into these states in payment for their products, and the money will be very widely distributed. These States will export fifteen mil lion bushels of wheat, yielding six mil lions of dollars. The wool product will bring a million; the salmon fish eries a million; barley, hops, fruits and miscellaneous small products probably two millions more. The gold product of Oregon will reach two millions. The lumber trade is not brisk, but some lumber is moving. Idaho's output of silver, gold and lend is an item of importance, and so is the coal product of Washington. Sale of cattle and sheep brings in a good deal of money. While' it is true that all prices are low, yet the economies that our people have been' compelled to learn may enable many to keep nearly as much money in their hands ss they had in former times. It is no extrsTtgant supposition that the products of these three States sold abroad will yield this year more than twenty-five millions of dol lars in cash. This, for a population less than one million, makes a show ing that has encouragement in it It is true that no one gets large returns, but it is true further that every pro ducer gets something for his labor, and that the sum of the whole will be large enough to maintain a fair volume of exchanges. Another fact worth noting ia that we are buying abroad much less than heretofore. There ia revenue in economical habits as well aa in large production. We shall de liver ourselves through stress of hard times from much of the reproach of bringing fruits, meats, butter, lard, eggs, cheese, vegetables and canned goods into a country aa productive aa any in the world. The necessity of close industry and careful saving will beget habits that make for future pros perity. Now, therefore, it is time to fall back on the old virtues of industry, providence and individual self-reliance, on close calculation of economies, on study of methods to make the most and best of everything, and to find contentment with results. With something less than the prospect of soon getting rich we must all be sat isfied. And why not? Have we wanted, do we want, to get rich here and go to live elsewhereT Who, after all, would exchange our Pacific States for any other locality in the world? Be Took tke Bint. " Did you see my beautiful present from papa?" sbe asked of youog Mr. Nevergo, who had come to call. " No. What is it?" "A new clock. It's so ingenious. It has a music box attachment." " Very clever." "Yes. It plays 'Home, Sweet Home,' every night at 10 o'clock." And Mr. Nevergo went that evening at just 59 minutes past 9. AYER'S Ague Cure ia an antidote for malaria and all malarial diseases, whether generated by swamp or sewer. Neither quinine, arsenic, nor any other injurious drug enters into the com position of this remedy. Warranted ■ to cure fever and ague. " Hew to the Line, Let the Chips Fall "Where They Mav." OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON: FRIDAY EVENING, AUG. 17, 1894. BITS OF INFORMATION. Not less than 3,200 babies are liorn ' every day on United States soil. Persimmon beer was the favorite drink of the North American Indians. The earliest book in wliich copper plate engravings were used was issued in 1470. Dark brown is the prevailing color of the hair of the people of English j nationality. Sparkling champagne was tne dis- COVery of Petru* Porignon, a mnnk, who died in 1715. Tea has been grown and used in the East for unknown ages, from In dia to Japan. The rock of Gibraltar is an exact representation of a lion lying in a rest ing position. Great Britain and Germany have supplied over two-thirds of our foreign immigration. The highest peak of the Rocky Mountains is Mount Brown, in British America, 15,900 feet. Beer was the universal drink of the English till the introduction of tea and coffee, about 1650. The first book to have its leaves numbered was "ACsop'a Fables,'' printed by Caxton in 1484. It is asserted that in 99 cases out of 100 the left side of the human face is the more perfect in outline. Folding fans were invented in Ja pan and were suggested by the way in which a bat closed its wings. Purchasing power of money in the days of the Roman Emperors was about ten times what it is now. There is now in America the enor mous total of 9,900,000 men of mili tary age eligible for military service. It is asserted that more physicians commit suicide than the members of any other of the learned professions. According to statistics, women to day are two inches taller on an aver age than they were twenty or thirty years ago. It has been figured out that a man who shaves regularly until be is eighty has cut off about thirty-five feet of hair from his face. The 132,856 craters which h»v« kco> discovered on the moon are supposed to have been caused by a bombard ment of aerolites. The great artesian well at tirenelle, France, haa been flowing steadily without apparent diminution of vol ume for fifty-two years. Civilized people didn't begin to sit at the dining table until the time of Charlemange. Previous to that they reclined at their meals. It was said of both Athens and Rome that so numerous were the temples and statues of gods it was easier to find a god than a man. An old boiler, which the owner claims belonged to the first boat pro pelled by steam in the world—invent od and built by John Fitch—is a relic at Frederick, Md. The caterpillar in the course of a month will devour 6,000 times its own weight in food. It will take a man three months to eat an amouut of food equal to his own weight. Once every fifteen years the planet Mars comes within 35,000,000 miles of the earth. At all other times a dis tance of something like 141,000,000 miles separates the Marsians from the people of our sphere. Tea>Tastlwg a Fatal Profession. It is not generally known that tea tasting is a regular commercial pro fession, and one which is certain death to those who pursue it. The success of the tea-taster depends upon the trained accuracy of his nose and palate, his experience in the wants of the market and keen business tact. If he has these qualities in high culti vation he may command a good salary as long as he lives—and die of ulcera tion of the lungs. In overhauling a cargo of tea he classifies it and de termines the value of each sort. In doing this be first looks at the color of the leai and the general cleanliness of it. He next takes a quantity of the herb in his hand, and, breathing his warm breath upon it, snuffs up the fragrance. In doing this be draws into his lungs a quantity of irritating dust, which is by no means whole some. Then, sitting down to a table in his office, on which is a long row of little porcelain cups and a pot of hot water, he " draws" the tea and tastes it. In this way he classifies the different sorts to the minutest shade, makes the different prices and then compares his work with the invoice. The skill of some of these men is mar velous, but the effect on their health is ruinous. They grow lean, nervous and consumptive. Nearly all cook books say: " Pour boiling water over ripe tomatoes, then skin them," and at least 90 in every hundred persons attempt to skin them in this manner, and, consequently, do it very imperfectly. This is the prop er way to peel tomatoes: Cover them with boiling water half a minute, then lay them in cold water until perfectly cold, and the akin can be peeled off without difficulty, leaving the toma toes unbroken and as firm as they i were before being scalded. Hew to Peel Tewateei. SOME TRAPS FOR BUGS PATENTS SHOW WHAT A GENIUS THE YANKEE IS. H««l Absurd luvcatltm, so A'ou Say, and KM They are Ductal— Rat Trays Plentiful a* Rata aud Some at Them Are Absolute Freaks. American invention Ins given birth to no ends of freaks, whch have been embalmed at the Tatent Office in order that they may not penßh. Snmp ©* the queerest or them are devices for entrapping beasts, bugs, fishes and even human beings. What, for example, could be funnier than the notion of using imitation flowers with poisoned honey tc attract noxious insects. The artificiil blos soms, each containing a small quantity of sugar liquid properly prepired, are to be fastened to twigs. Molts of de structive species sip thtf deady nectar and die. A more elaborate device of a similar description is intendec for the protection of apple trees. If is a fin can covered as to its upper ialf with luminous paint. On the cutside of the lower half, apple blosaons are rep resented with the same son of paint. Inside of the receptacle is a small quantity of cider. The caa is to be hung on a branch of an apple tree at night. Insects attracted by the pic" tured flowers, light upon the can. The smell of the cider induces tkeni to en ter through holes provided for that purpose; they then drop cown into the cider and are drowned. Yet it is not always easy to distinguish between a crank idea and a useful discovery. The poisoned counterfeits of flowerr above described are said to work very well. Many years ago a man got a patent for a method of killing bugs on trees by enclosing the whole tree in a sort of balloon of canvas, into which an asphyziating gas was to be poured for the purpose of suffocating the in sects. Everybody thought he was a lunatic. But, now that his patent has run out, the merits of the plan have suddenly obtained appreciation, and its adoption is alleged to have saved the orange-growing industry in Cali fornia. Several kinds of luminous baits for fish have been patented. One of these is a minnow of hollow glass COAtetl on ibo iiuuip Dirtly wiUi * *o lution of gold or silver, and partly with luminous paint. The result is a very brillant object in the water, calculated to attract any predacious creature with fins. Another interesting con trivance is for making frog bait more seductive. The jerking of the line equipped with this device causes the frog's legs to move as if he were swim ming. Contrivances for catching insects are more numerous than any others. One of them is a furnace for slaughter ing potato bugs. To begin with, a deep and wide furrow is to be plowed all around an infested field. Through this trench a smooth log is dragged to make the surface hard and smooth. The bugs in migrating to other grounds are unable to scale the trench and the furnace, which is a cylinder of iron filled with fuel, is drawn along the furrow and destroys them. Other odd devices are cartridges to be in serted in the mouths of ant holes and to be fired, thus communicating stif ling vapors to the subterranean cham bers; also many kinds of lamps for attracting and burning up the moths of various worms in cotton fields. There is a toy pistol for insets, which sucks them in when the trigger is pulled. An ingenious Westerner has in vented a trap for catching the horn fly, which is such an enemy to cattle in some parts of the country. It con sists most importantly of a great frame to which brush is attached in such a manner that when the beasts walk through, eager as they always are to scratch themselves, the flies will be scraped from their bodies by the branches. Finally, the frame is closed up by means of doors and the captured insects are destroyed. Near ly every one has heard of the gold tapeworm trap, which the patient swallows. Bedbug traps are of several varieties, all of them being intended to afford attractive hiding places for the blood suckers and to be burned or scalded out afterwards. Much ingenuity has been expended in rat-traps. Some of them are so elaborate that no full-witted rodent would go near them. One requires Mr. Rat to come in through a door, which drops behind him and makes him a prisoner. Seeing a bright light above he ascends a flight of little steps and trots across a small plank that is so nicely adjusted as to balance that his weight causes it to tip and throw him into a lake of water. An other contrivance consists of a double chamber. One chamber has a glass > end, through which Mr. Rat sees two or three imitation rats having a nice time with a bit of cheese. Wishing to join them he rnus around the box, gets into the other chamber and gets caught. There are a number of devices which employ mirrors for the purpose of luring the rat to his fate. He mounts on top of a barrel and sees a tooth some piece of cheese. As be ap proaches it, beholds another rodent— in reality his own reflection in a piece of looking glass—coming from the op posite direction. He makes a dash to get there first, and a pivoted board drops him into the cask, which is half-full of water. Rats will swim for a long time, so one humanitarian has pat ented a water trap with little shelves around the edge and just above the surface. On the shelves are placed small lead weights with fish-hooks hanging from them. The captured rat in trying to escape grasps one of the hooks, gets it fastened in his mouth, dislodges the piece of lead and is carried to the bottom by the laiter. Sparrow traps are of many different kinds. Moat of them invite the birds to walk in through a door which drops behind them, making them prisoners. When next seen, in the restaurants, they are reed birds on toast. PLACES FOR THE NEW. Pullman's Old Tenants Will Be Evicted. The Post of the 10th inst. prints the following from Pullman: Pullman's tenants will be evicted. Vice Presi dent Wickes said so to-day. The com pany claims that it must find houses for its new omployes to live in, and as the strikers have been camping in the Pullman flats without paying a cent of rent for the past three months, they must leave. This move is the very last in the big strike, and it will for ever discomfit the employes. The The company's houses cover about 3,000 people at present. These 3,000 consist of the striking workmen and their families. There are about 1,000 new men in the shops that have fami lies and who desire to live near their work. The old employes must make way for the new. Mr. Wickes was asked to-day: " Will the company evict the ten ants?" " Something of that kind must be done," he replied. "We must find quarters for our new employes." " Have you taken any actual steps in the matter yet?" "No, not yet; but we will soon do so." " When?" " I cannot say exactly when, but very soon." „ Mr. Wickes spoke,in a manner from which one might gather that the law yers were already looking about and w*uld hm prepared at any minute to go ahead with the work of eviction. " Will it not be a troublesome proc ess?" "Ob, I don't know. I suppose it can be done easily enough. It must be done, anyhow." The eviction is the very last thing the people there have looked for. One woman of Fulton said: " Surely they will not put us out. Where would we go? We have not money enough to buy a bushel of coal. We have no clothes, and the American public will not stand by and see thou sands of families rendered homeless." But that is, doubtless, what must be done, so it is necessary that the com pany take decisive action. The out look for the present population of the model town ie not full of cheer. In fact, it is desperate. American Youth. " It is a fortunate thing for man and the rest of the animal kingdom," says the naturalist, " that no large wild animal has a mouth constructed with the devouring apparatus built on the plan of the insignificant looking snail's mouth, for that animal could out-devour anything that lives. The snail itself is such an entirely unpleas ant, not to say loathsome, creature to handle, that few amateur naturalists care to bother with it; but by neglect ing the snail they miss studying one of the most interesting objects that comes under bis observations. " Any one who has watched a snail feeding on a leaf, must have wondered how such a soft, flabby, slimy animal can make such a sharp and clear cut inci sion in the leaf, leaving an edge as smooth and straight as if it had been cut with a knife. That is due to the peculiar and formidable mouth he has. The snail eats with his tongue and the roof of his mouth. The tongue is a ribbon which the snail keeps coiled in the roof of his mouth. This tongue is in reality a baud saw, with the teeth on the surface instead of on the side. These teeth are so small that as many as 30,000 of them have been found on one snail's tongue. They are exceed ingly sharp and only a few of them are used at a time. Not exactly only a few of them, but few comparatively speaking, for the snail will have 4,000 or 5,000 in use at once. He does this by means of his coiled tongue. He can uncoil as much of this as he chooses, and the uncoiled part he brings into service. The roof of bis mouth is as hard as bone and he grasps the leaf between his tongue aud that bard substance, and rasping away with his tongue, saws through the toughest leaf with ease, always leaving the edge smooth and straight. "By use the teeth wear off or be come dulled. When the snail finds that this tool is becoming blunted he uncoils another section and works that out until he comes to the end of the coil. Then he coils the tongue up again and is ready to start anew, for while he had been usiug the latter por tions of the ribbon, the teeth have grown again in the idle portions, and I while he is using them, the teeth in i the back part of the coil are becoming [ renewed. So, I think lam right in ; saying that if any large beast of prey was fitted up with euch a devouring i apparatus it would go hard with the rest of the animal kingdom." STATE NEWS Police Justice Glascow of Seattle re cently performed a marriage ceremony and now his right to do it questioned. J. D. Crowley, of Tacoma, retires from the candidacy for Supreme Judge, which waa forced upon him by over-zealouo friend*. The Medical Lake Creamery Com pany now has its plant in running or der, and is turning out about 200 pounds of cheese and butter daily. Jefifcrson county's total assessed valuation is $3,465,796 against $4,765,- 000 last year, a decrease of $1,300,000. of the decrease, $200,000 is on personal property and $1,100,000 on realty values. The Port Townsend nail works are - again in operation, having started up Monday with a force of 50 men. There are orders on hand for several months, and the work will doubtless be kept going right along from this time on. i The plant and franchise of the Willapa Harbor Electric Company ' have been transferred to General 1 Kaupt, of Philadelphia, Pa., to satisfy 1 a mortgage for $15,000 placed thereon 1 in 1892. General Kaupt was formerly General Manager of the Northern ' Pacific railroad and has large interests 1 in South Bend. Robert Mitchell, about 22 years old, was drowned in the Spokane river, about 12 miles northeast of Davenport, July 27. He had under taken to wade out on a sand-bar, when he was taken off his feet by the swift current, and almost immediately drowned, as he could not swim. His body was not recovered. The greatest excitement prevails at Pullman. It is caused by the dis covery of gold by an old miner who chanced to pass while an artesian well was being drilled on the property of Alexander Rowe. J. J. Williams, from the Cceur d'Alenes, located the mine and several notices have been posted. One handful of gravel panned out over SO colors. An Eureka flat farmer named 3. H. Kelly, living near Clyde, lost last week about 1,000 sacks of grain by fire. The threshers were at work upon his place and had just gone to dinner, when the fire was discovered. After a hard fight the threshing crew ex tinguished the flames, but not until 1,000 sacks of grain and a 35-acre field of wheat adjoining were destroyed. It is supposed that sparks from the en gine started the conflagration. Sa|(Mie< ky a Dream. Elias Howe almost beggared him self before he discovered where the eye of the needle of the sewing ma chine should be located. It is proba ble that there are few persons who knew how it came about. His origi nal idea was to follow the model of the ordinary needle, and have the eye at the heel. It never occurred to him that it should be placed near the point, and he might have failed al together if he had not dreamed he was building a sewing machine for a savage king in a strange country. Just as in his actual waking experience, he was perplexed about the needle's eye. He thought the king gave him twenty four hours in which to complete the machine and make it sew. If not finished in that time death was to be the punishment. Howe worked and worked, and puzzled, and finally gave it up. Then he thought he was taken out to be executed. He noticed that the warriors carried spears that were pierced near the head. Instantly came the solution of the difficulty, and while the inventor was begging for time he awoke. It was 4 o'clock in the morning. He jumped out of bed, ran to his workshop, and by 9 a needle with an eye at the point had been rudely modeled. After that it was easy. That is the true story of an important incident in the invention of sewing machines. ■ m ■ The Borrowing Woman. " How many things did the womau next door borrow to-day?" asked Mr. Figg. " Only the telephone," answered Mrs. Figg. "It was the first time she had ever used one aud I don't I ever saw a woman more disap pointed." " Couldn't she use it?,' " Ob, yes, she learned how to use it quickly enough, but what broke her heart was that it was fast to the wall ( She had thought she could take it home with her to keep till we calltd for it." SALT FOK ANIMALS. —SaIt is necessa ry for all vegetarian animals and aids in the digestion of the food. The be lief that it is a preventive of intestinal worms is well founded, for these para sites are found mostly in animals of imperfect digestion. The undigested food encourages these pests, as they feed upon it or upon the copious mucus secreted in the bowels of animals suffering from indigestion. Salt should be given regularly with every feed, if cut food is used, otherwise in the form of a lump of rock salt kept in the manger, where it may always be reached. : RATTLESNAKE DIET. I A SINGULAR CRAVING OF THE HUMAN STOMACH. nr. Howard, of Kentucky, Eats Rattlesnakes In Preference to Any Other Flesh and Has Eaten Them for Fears-A Custom Which Makes the Flesh Crawl. New Turk World. John Henry Howard, of Kentucky, eats rattlesnakes. He says there is no liner delicacy than a juicy rattler if well cooked. Mr. Howard, who lives on Spy Run Creek, near Vonceburg, Ky., will therefore never go hungry as long as he retains his cunning in I capturing the reptiles and his recipe for doing them toadelicious brown. Mr. Howard has been eating rattle snakes for about ten years. Possibly this accouuts for his fine robust ap pearance and general good health, and in a measure for the fact that he weighs 220 pounds. To a World correspondent who asked him to tell how he acquired this strange liking for rattlesnakes, he said: " One of my uncles told me he had heard of people eating rattlesnakes, so, out of curiosity, I thought I'd try one. The woodmtt the section where I live has been full of snakes. The next day after I had been told snakes was good, I started out on a hunt for a rattler. I wasn't long in findin' one- I hammered his head off, took him home, skinned him, and soon had him in the fryin' pan. " My mother and sisters wouldn't stay in the house while I was a-cookin' on the thing, hut I couldn't help that. After the serpent was done, I took him out, put him on a plate, peppered him over, sloshed a little vinegar on him an' went to work. My stomach kinder humped up in protest at the first bite, but on the second it quieted down and received the thing with evi dent satisfaction. " The next day I had another serpent under my belt, and the day after that, and so on, until I formed a perfect passion, for snake fries. Thar ain't no food on earth that's any better than a fine, fat, well-fried rattlesnake. " Young rabbits is good, squirrels is toothsome, quails is awful nice, young chickens is not to be sneezed at—but none of 'em has any chance with me it 1 can git a big, tat rattlesnake. The rattler's flesh looks a good deal like chicken, and when it is fryin' the odors of it is exactly like young chick ens fryin'. I tell you, you won't never know first-class eatin' until ye l'arn, like me, the glories of a rattle snake feast. " How do you catch them?" " With a forked itick. You see, in capturing makes for tiie table you must be very keerful ter keep 'em from bitin* theirselves. So I take a forked stick about five feet long, an' when I find my prey, with a short, quick move I fasten the fork across his neck, about an inch from his head. I then hold him firmly with my left hand and with my right I stoop down and cut bis head square off. " Where do I find most of 'em? Oh in bark piles. My part of the country is a great tan-bark country. In a month or so after the bark is paeled and corded you'll find a rattler or two in every pile. Do I do without snakes in the winter? Oh, no; not much I don't. " Durin' the summer season I lay by stores for winter. I catch scores and scores of the serpents, skin 'em and dry 'em, and prepare them for winter jest the same as others would store away their winter's bacon. Catch me goin' hungry in the winter for the want of a snake! Not much! I'm no grass-hopper to dance through the summer and starve when the winter time comes. " Did you ever try eating any other snake?" "Yas; tried a copperhead—one bite. That done me from then till now. It made me sick. Whew! I don't ter think about that 'ar!" HHSJ'I Wealth. Evangelist Moody's money store ia very great. Fabulous sums have been made by successful authors through the publication of their works, but the individual profits of the greatest wriler or novelist who ever achieved fame and fortune would be insignifi cant to what has been derived from a little 6 by 4 book called ' Gospel Hymns and Sacred Songs,' by D. L. MooJv, P. P. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey. Millions of hands have turned the pages of this little volume, and mil lions of voices have rendered praise from it. Publishing firms, both in England and the United States, have made magnificent fortunes from the sale of the work, and the receipts grow larger every year. The enormous sum of over $1,250,- 000 cash has been paid in royalties to the interests represented by Mr. Moody since the book was tir.t published, 20 years ago. The sale of hymns is said to have reached the wonderful total of 20,000,000 volumes. The price of these books has ranged from five cents up to $1.25, but, whatever may be the selling price, Mr. Moody has received the uniform royalty of 20 per cent. WILLIAM P. Keser, a Walla Walla farmer, has 4000 acres of grain to cut and thresh this year. He expects 80,000 bushels of wheat and 40.000 bushels of barley. WHOLE NUMBER 1,805. President, Cashier, A. A. PHILLIPS, L. W. OSTKASDEK, » lee President, Asst < eg;. icr, JOHN F. OOWEY. F. M. 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