THE FREE PRESS.
A DEPLORABLE HABIT.
That of the Man Who T« Determined to
Catch the Accommodation Train.
Your place of business, gentle reader,
is, say, within easy fifteen minutes'
walk of the station; but, for some rea
son or another, you find, upon looking
at your watch, that you have but half
that'tirne to catch your train this even
Slow it has been said trul f V that man
is a bundle of nerves; and ft is equally
true that lie is an aggregation of hab
its. There is another train half an
hour later, but the thought of waiting
for it never enters your head; and al
though there are no pressing reasons
for hurrying, hurry you do, merely be
cause it is your habit to take a particu
lar train, and not, as a stranger might
suppose, because your present life and
future happiness depend upon your
You emerge upon the street with a
wild, wistful expression in your eye
and every nerve tense with excitement.
You make a lunge trainward, only to
bo brought up standing by an equally
excited individual—probably intent on
getting his train—coming suddenly
from around the corner, with whom
you dodge back and forth until the pa
tience of both of you is woll-nigli ex
hausted; and when the mutual obstruc
tion is finally surmounted, you proceed
on your way with your excitement in
tensified, expressing opinions not at all
complimentary to the other excited
and hurrying gentleman, but remarkn
y similar in their purport to those
hich ho entertains towards yourself.
But you soon forget him and the
vexation he has caused you in a new
worriment. Just around the corner
you encounter a crowd waiting for the
horse-car. (Strange that people should
ever wait for a horse-car when they
could get home so much quicker by
walking; and assuredly it is less weari
some to walk a mile than to stand on
the sidewalk a half hour waiting for a
car, and then to stand another half
hour in the car, swaying
back and forth
well as exces
in a very
sivelv uncomfortable manner, with
naught but a leather strap between
one and destruction.) But to return.
Here is a crowd awaiting the horse-car.
Thinking only of the train ^'ou would
reacli and of the jumping jack whom
you have just escaped, you bolt head
long into the throng, which proves a
veritable labyrinth, and many valuable
moments are lost in threading its maze.
At last, thank heaven! you are free
once more, and with quickened steps
you start onward toward the wished
for goal—when, botheration! you come
upon a jackass (biped) with a cane
under his arm or a furled umbrella on
his shoulder, the point of the weapon,
whichever it may be, threatening de
struction to your visual organs and
stirring up the very dregs of the wick
edness which fills your troubled breast.
By some means unaccountable you
creature, without loss of eye-sight, and
guiltless of overt homicide, but he lias
detained you sufficiently long to bring
you to the crossing just in time to wait
for half dozen heavy teams to drag
their slow length along. You grunt
and splutter on tho curb, half beside
yourself with vexation, and when tlie
tailboard of the last team in the laggard
recession comes abreast you make a
reak for the thither curb, only to be
driven back by a wild herdie, which
comes careering down the street from
the opposite direction, hiding like a
guilty tiling behind the teams afore
said, and which splatters you with
muddy water as an earnest of the de
struction and death which it would
mete out to you.
But once more you are on your way.
Why in the name of all that's mysteri
ous can't people keep to the right?
Are they determined you shall bo left?
It would seem so. Since your escape
from the car of Juggernaut—that is to
say, the herdie—you have met no less
than a score of persons, of one
Bex or the other, and of various
degrees of perverseness. Each has
persistently tried to pass you
on the off-side, and when you
have finally made tip your mind to
yield to the inevitable and let him have
his way, he instantly changes his tac
tics and attempts to pass on your port
side; and so you go tacking and veer
ing, first one way and then the other,
and only escape to fall afoul of another
Then there is the leisurely Individual
who walks at a snail pace, but prevents
you from passing by wavering in his
steps front side to side, and there are
the young women who slowly prom
enade, three abreast, and the teams
which dart out from ambush in blind
alleys and other places where no team
has any right or business, and the side
walks blockaded with cases of merchan
dise, with trunks and with wheelbar
But why enumerate? The mere
thought ef these tilings is enough to
madden. Suffice it to say that you
reach your station just in time to leap
on to the rear end of your train, your
heart beating like a loose sail in a gale
of wind, and your nerves all of a
tremble. As you stand panting by the
red-hot stove you take a solemn oatli
that you will never again run for a train.
But you will .—Boston Transcript.
succeed in passing the accursed
Catching the English Accent.
Walking with a friend one day Curran
met an Irish gentleman who had pre
served his native brogue in a manner
creditable to his patriotism after many
years' sojourn in Rutland. He had
acquired a singular habit of lolling out
his tongue as he walked along. "W
does he mean by it?" said the friend
"Why, clearly," said Curran, "thi
man is trying to catch the English
cent." When informed that a dirty
and stingy barrister of his acquaintance
t on a journey with a shirt and a
guinea, the comment was: "He will
not change either till he comes back."
The Great Composer Disappoint« HI«
Mother, Bat Reaches Hi« Goal.
Once I heard him relate the story of
his early difficulties. His mother was
poor, but tried to educate her sons. He.
Charles, suffered to see, her working
day and night in order to give him an
education, and did not like to disap
The mother wished him to enter the
normal school, but tie knew lie must lie
a musician. He told her his plans, and
she replied: "Are you serious?"
"You will not go to the normal
"And you intend to go where?"
"To the Conservatory of Music."
"It is my turn to say never."
The poor woman was beside herself
because of the gesture of decision made
by lier son, ana continued: "We shall
Your studies will be doubled.
in drawing l its you are unlucky and
become a soldier, I shall not pay for a
substitute. Rather a thousand times
that my son shoulder a gun than be
come a Bohemian!"
"Mother," replied the obdurate
genius, "I shall double my lessons,
because you wish it; but I shall not be
come a soldier, because I do not wish
"What will I do?"
"I shall be exempted because I shall
have gained the Grand Prix de Rome."
The mother called to heraid the dean
of the college. He sent for young Gou
nod, and said to him: "Do you wish to
be a musician P"
"Yes, sir," dryly responded the cul
"Pooh! music is not a profession."
"What? It is not a profession to be
a Mozart, Weber, RossiniP"
"To wish is not to bn Mozart. At
your ago Mozart was celebrated. Show
rno what vou can do. We shall see.
There I will give you some words, and
you will set them to music."
Two hours after Gounod returned
with the music.
"Now sing it," said the dean.
"Sing? And the piano?"
"Piano? And for what purpose?"
"To accompany myself. Without
the piano you cannot appreciate /the
"I do not care for the harmony,
is the musical sentiment I want."
Gounod sang, and when lie had fin
ished turned liis head timidly toward
his judge. The dean was conquered—
tears ran down his cheeks as he took
Gounod in his arms and said: "Be a
musician, my son, we can not fight
The mother was obliged to submit,
but in taking her son to his first teach
er site said: "Make his life bard. Show
him all the difficulties." At the end of
a year the teacher said:
self, madame; he is gifted,
him no more."
Gounod kept his vow, and won the
Prix de Home just in time to be exempt
from conscription.— N. ¥. Mail and
I can teach
Men of High Station Who Can Not I'a.v
T heir Uroccnt' hihI Tailor«' Hill«.
A few days ago 1 saw a regiment of
the Imperial Guards drilling in the
Mars field, preparatory to a grand re
view to be held on the day of Epiphany.
The Colonel in liis glittering uniform,
riding on a fiery charger, made a beauti
ful picture, and I could not help ex
pressing my opinion to a Russian re
porter that lie (the Colonel) occupied
an enviable position.
"On the drilling grounds," answered
the reporter, "lie is indeed a grand
figure, but in private life he is as poor
a devil as the rest of us. He belongs to
the honorable but miserable class of the
educated poor. You ought to see this
brave Colonel N. trembling before a
janitor who comes to collect the rent
which has been two or three months
On the hint of my comrade I made a
little study of the educated poor in this
capital. I learned of a judge of the
District Court who, as a rule, leaves his
house by a back-yard door for fear of
meeting clerks from the various stores
with their bills. I was told that
Prof. R., of a college of this
city, having a big family, never
changed his rooms without the police's
assistance—in other words, he
was usually turned out by landlords for
non-payment of rent. I saw a chief of
one of the numerous departments of the
imperial administration, who lives in a
distant suburb and comes to his de
partment by the six o'clock freight
train (though the office hours begin at
nine), for he is unable to pay the fare
charged in passenger trains. I heard
of several Captains and Majors who
never see their salarv. for it is collected
by landlords and different stores. I
have found out that, as a rule, the pro
fessors, doctors, and lawyers of aver
age ability, judges, the civil and mili
tary officers of the middle ranks, engi
neers, priests, journalists, and, in fact,
men of all professions to which are ad
mitted only those who have received a
higher education, are working hard to
make both ends meeL
The common salary for these men
only is about two thousand roubles a
year. Twenty-five years ago that
amount of income was considered suffi
cient, but the conditions of life have
greatly changed since then. Still, the
Imperial Governmentsticks to that two
thousand roubles standard, and tlie re
sult is that the highly educated and
hard-working men, who in ail other
countries earn a comfortable living,
here in the Czar's country arc misera
bly poor, always trembling-for the fate
of their families. I am told that most
of the professional men of this country,
when they die, are buried by subscrip
tions among their friends, and that
their families become paupers.
The Czar controls tho amount of sal
ary of his officers; and all the educated
men, except merchants, arc somehow
imperial officers; but his Majesty can
not control tho price of the necessaries
of life, and hence tlie trouble.— St. Pe
tersburg Cor. Chicago Times.
THE OLDEST PIANO.
Ao Inter««ting Relic In an Old Manulon
in the Ancient Town of Salem.
For at least a century and a half the
town of Salem has stood, a veritable
"old curiosity shop" to the American
people. Its weird traditions took root
and domicile much earlier, but were
not valued at par until time had given
the sure appreciation. It is doubtless
pposed at present that research has
obtained its final victory, and that "old
Salem" is before the public in complete
The present research leads into an
old Salem dwelling, not an "ancient"
house, nor a structure veiled in any ro
mantic mystery, but agenuine museum
of rare commercial trophies of the old
time trading ventures when Salem and
Salem ships were known wherever
Yankee enterprise could find a wharf,
a landing or a market. There may be
a good many such houses in Salem. At
any rate this is one of them. On its
exierior it is a massive, unpretentious
old mansion, built so long ago that the
work was done "pon honor," and yet
not long enough in lang syne to admit
it into the category of ancient houses.
It is not. more than a century old, and
a century in Salem gives nothing a
One of the most interesting articles in
the house, which is the old Rogers
home, is the old piano, which is quite
likely the oldest musical instrument of
the kind in the United States, which is
now tit for use. The "inventor" of the
first American piano, which was
brought out in Salem according to more
than one chronicler, would not liavo
cared to have the fact generally known
that he spent hour after hour at different
times studying the Rogers piano md
that he copied allot its essential points.
This venerable instrument is a surpris
ing revelation to those who ponder on
the "strides" made in the manufacture
of piano-fortes in this country,
musical relic of "ye olden time" is
a pretty convincing bit of testimony to
the fact that there have been no aston
ishing improvements in pianos for a
hundred years. The essentials of the
modern splendid piano are all in that
old instrument, and its notes are still
surprisingly excellent. while the
"action" is almost a marvel of mechan
ical achievement, when the remoteness
of the production is taken into account.
Tlie case is a costly one, fillets of rare
inlaid work profusely diversifying
the beautiful rosewood and mahogany,
while the keys, though varying slightly
from the present pattern, are about as
good as those now standard. In size
this instrument is in no wise to be com
pared with the modern piano. ' It is so
diminutive that its real excellence is
obscured. It is 66 inches long,
inches wide and 33 inches high,
legs, six in number, are as slim and
of the shape as those of a stand or small
table. The legs are square, tapering
to the bottom, slightly beaded. Four
of the legs are on the front of the
At each end, underneath the
piano proper, arc small music closets
with doors opening to the front, while
still nearer the player and underneath
arc shelves with gracefully rounded
corners. Just above tho legs hand
some brass rosettes are set upon the
body of the instrument. There are
two pedals, one being used to prolong
the notes, and the other serving a
double purpose. One of its uses is to
increase the volume of sound somewhat
by lifting a section of the top of the
piano or lid near the front. The other
use of this pedal is to produce an imi
tation of the firing of cannon, in this
ease a slant-bang operation, as the play
er suddenly lifts the section of the top
referred to and as suddenly lets it fall.
re the Wire Gets Mad] if
Iler II u-hund Does Plot Whip Her.
Mine. "Henri Greville," now visiting
this country, tints describes courtship
and marriage among Russian villagers:
"For the first two or three days after
tlie wedding in Russia things go on
very well; that is, while the families
are exchanging their visits. After that
the husband beats his wife; and if he
does not beat her, site thinks it is be
cause he does not love her. Beating is
the mark of proper jealousy. Among
the wealthier Russians tlie mothers on
Trinity Day dress their marriageable
daughters very handsomely, anil take
them to a city garden, something like
Boston Commons. The silk dresses of
the girls are unlike any thing you ever
saw here. They are pink, yellow or
sky-blue, with huge flowers of contrast
ing colors. The girls are as stiff as sugar
loaves in them. The mothers and daugh
ters seat themselves on benches in tlie
gardens, and all the young men who
want wives parade before them. The
girls never look at the men. They sit
until five o'clock without saying a
word. Then they go home and wait,
in two or three days, or perhaps a
week, an old woman appears,
asks for the mother, and begins to talk
to her about everything in the world
except the marriageable daughter.
She is the match-maker. It would be
highly improper for the young
his family to appear in the nia
length she says:
dove, and I
comes to the point,
my pigeon marry your
The mother demurs, and says her
daughter is too young. "Why did you
take her to market, then?" Tho
match-maker sets fortli the present and
prospective advantages of tlie match.
Tlie girl is summoned and informed
that in two or three weeks she will
marry the young man. She must not
look very much pleased if she likes tho
match, anti site must look somewhat as
if she did not like it. She can not re
fuse. The young man comes to a fami
ly tea-party; perhaps to two,
his friends return tho civility. Thev
see nothing of each other beyond this.
—Don't ask your husband to walk
tlie floor with tho baby half the night.
A man who tramps industriously
around a billiard table throe nights in
a week or buys an admission ticket to
the opera can't bo expected to be. on
duty at homo the other three nights
Have mercy on him and give the man
an opportunity to recuperate. — l*uclc.
A Country Wl
"You have a turtle
also have a turtle
After a little parrying she
"Why should not
A FEATHERY NUISANCE.
Horn« Reflection« on the Cheeky RnfflUh
The scientific gentleman who fathered
the importation of English sparrows to
this country for the purpose of turn
ing them loose on the canker-worms
which infested the trees and thence
dropped casually down the citizen's
back, lived long enough to regret his
miserable ignorance. For awhile the
sparrows were both hungry and peace
able, and buckled down to housekeep
and canker-worms with a zeal
which made the scientific gentleman
both glad and proud. The city built
sparrow-houses in the trees, and the
newspapers puffed and glorified the
city's feathered guests ; there was in
tense excitement one morning in Madi
son Square over the report, confirmed
by several unimpeachable witnesses,
that a sparrow had actually been seen
to devour a caterpillar—at least, it was
supposed to have been a caterpillar
people said how real nice it was to sec
the cunning little birds hop about and
eat worms and hear them twitter, and
everybody felt that a great and glori
ous thing had been done, and com
plimented and congratulated the scien
tific gentleman until ho got to be so
haughty you couldn't think.
At the end of four years each spar
row of the original immigrant batch had
become a great-great-grandfather, and
had lived to see his descendants all set
tled, naturalized, married, and full of
canker-worms and prosperity,
do you think the old sparrows grew
feeble with advancing years, and called
their loving families about them and
twittered a tender farewell and told
them to be good sparrows and fulfill
their mission, always bear in mind the
duty they owe d to the whole-souled cap
italists who had brought them over the
sea? And. did the infant sparrows
promise they would, and brace up and
lay the good advice of their ancestors
to heart, and after the sad funeral gath
er together and vow that they never
would rest while a canker-worm was
The old birds
alive? Not a bit of it.
didn't die and didn't propose to die,
but grew tougher and tougher each
year, and went in more for thrashing
their children than for giving them ad
vice, and as for fulfilling their mission,
they simply made up tneir minds that
the canker-worm business was ail stuff
and nonsense, and no sparrow in his
right mind was going to spend three
hours rummaging for breakfast bugs in
the park so long as there were plenty
of refuse barrels and suriace railroads
It didn't take the sparrows long to
find out that caterpillars as an article
of steady diet were not suited to the
pampered appetites they acquired in the
new world, and so they proceeded to
ignore the crawlers and devote them
selves to refuse witli a shameful energy
which amazed the, confiding public and
sent the scientific gentleman to his
grave with a broken heart.
But the birds multiplied and waxed
fat and fell into city ways, and lost
their British timidity, and got finally
to thinking they had been sent for to
run the town. The trees were full of
them, and the grass thick with them,
and they swarmed all over the city and
made tenements wherever a cornice or
a molding afforded the slightest shelter
or foothold. They hatched broods in
unfinished chimneys and nestled in
legions in the belfry of Old Trinity,
made the life of every robin and lin
net in the park a burden to him, and
sent delegates t,o colonize every city in
the Union. The result has been that in
fifteen brief years they have acquired
a clear title to the entire country from
Portland to Galveston, and between
them and the milliners the birds of
merry song and gay feather have van
Saucy, independent, devil-may-care
rascals are they, asking and giving no
quarter, and having but two occupa
tions—feeding and free fight. When
a sparrow has eaten all he can hold he
has but one object in life, and that is to
wallop his neighbor or get walloped.
Tlie result is that he is in a state of
perpetual molt, and if nature had not
thoughtfully provided him with strength
enough to grow several dozen crops of
feathers a year he would be naked as
a hazel-nut three-fourths of the time.
Summer is the carnival season
for sparrows—plenty of warmth,
worms, frolic and rough - and - tum
ble rows. Then is the time they
can fill themselves
minutes, and while away the rest
of the day giving or getting a thrash
ing, aud the loss of a few mouthfuls of
feathers is a matter of no consequence.
But when winter conies, and the long
icicles are pendent from the eaves and
sleet covers the wires, and the flying
snowflakes cover tree and sward with
their frozen whiteness, the life of the
sparrow is not a happy one. Poor lit
tle ragged beggars! they have a hard
scuffle to keep life and warmth in their
little brown bodies, with only one little
thin waistcoat of fluff between them
and the blizzard. And there are no
canker-worms there, no profusion of
seeds and bugs and fruit, but hard-pan
picking in the snowand slush, and they
have neither stockings nor galoshes.
Fancy the long stretch of black
ness and suffering from dusk to dawn
when the ruffian blast comes shrieking
dotvn from Manitoba and searches
every unsheltered nook and cranny,
and fills every bone with that dull, cruel
ache which the poor and homeless
know as cold. Miserable brown ball of
bird, clinging with stiffened feet to the
icy branches that writhe in the bois
terous gra>p of winter, through all the
horrible age that must pass before
light comes again, what wonder if the
stout, little heart fail and the storm
wrenches tlie twig from the frozen
grasp, anil the gray-coated patrolman
finds a ruffled mite in the morning dead
at tlie fool of the tree it filled with mo
tion and gladness the whole summer
through. Cor. N. Y. Times.
—By :t late ItSgal (Incision in England
broad peddlers are obliged to earn
s. ales with them to weigh the bread in
the presence of their customers. This *
is to prevent Ofieating bv underweight,
grown to alarming propur
JUDGE BY RESULTS.
" 1 believe in only one school of medi
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the school that cures." The speaker was
"an Oxygenist." Experience with Drs.
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Orders for the Compound Oxygen Home
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A collision on the Pennsylvania road
wrecked twenty-five cars and killed three
Mitchell, Crook Co., Oregon.
I hereby eerily that Hie loss of my
house and contents has been adjusted
and settled in a full and satisfactor
In a lull ana sansraciory
manner Dy the STATE INSURANCE
COMPANY, of Salem, Oregon, in which
it was insured. Z. T. KEYS.
April 10. 1886.
Keys received #1,520.10.
"STATE" pays all honest losses pi omptly
The steamer Arcadia, from Jamaica to
Baltimore, is reported lost iH mid ocean.
Use Dr. Pierce's " l illels" ici ccslipa
Rosina Radovani, a remarkably hand
some woman, belonging to one of the best
families in Pisa, Italy, has been sentenced
to fifteen years' imprisonment forpoisoing
her 17-year-old daughter. The prisoner is 38
years of age and retains much of her youth
ful beauty. Jealousy of tho superior
charms of her daughter caused her to com
mit the murder.
ONLY HALF ALIVE.
There are hosts of men and
coin a phrase, arc only half alive,
say, they have seldom if ever any appetite, are
nervous, weak, tldgctty and troubled by num
berless small pains and aches. In the presence
of vigorous, exuberant vitality they seem mere
pigmies. Such persons are usually fond of
frequently dosing themselves, swallowing in
the course of the year enough drugs to Btock
any apothecary's shop of average dimensions.
This, of course, defeats instead of furthering
the end In view, viz,, the recovery of healthauu
vigor. Were they to seek it from an unfailing
scource of vitality, Hostetter's Stomach Bit
ters, how different would be tneir ease. Then
vigor would return to their debilitated frames,
the glow of health to their wan cheeks, their
ibling. uncertain gait would grow linn and
elastic, appetite, that grandest of all sauces,
would give a relish for the daily food, were it
ever so coarse, ami refreshing sleep would
crown the tasks of the day.
(omen who. to
That is to
Among the Delegates to the Interna
tional Congress of the Salvation Army to
lie held in Loudon, is a Chinaman from
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Judge K. J> Hhattuck,
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Wh* suffer from Nervous Debility, Lost
Vigor. Exhausted Vitality, etc.
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' PIRILS OF INFANCY.
"Doctor, why is itthut somany childre
die before the age of 5 years?"
"The subject is a complex one, and in
its analysis we have to consider not only
the various conditions surrounding the
infant, but the still more importanlone of
the latent tendency to disease. The
■fashionable mother, the self indulgent
father, hand down to their children over
wrought nervous systems and weak
piiysical lowers, which result in early
death, or more often a life of protracted
feebleness. Very little of the
sense which is exercised in the rearing
and preserving of choice stock exists in
relation to the human animal. It would
require too longa time to enter into all
the questions of heredity which influence
the fate of the child. They are, however,
of citai importance both to the individual
and to the race. That the race is gaining
in int-lleetual capacity is an undoubted
fact; but we are losing just as much
more in physical power. We see no such
robust forms, such perfect development of
the muscular system a-i existed fifty years
ago. We are breeding children in and in,
and every generation will w itness smaller
and smaller infants, who will at the same,
time have more delicate nervous organ
isms, and, as a result, more nervous dis
Add to this the enervating envi
ronment, the houses, the sleeping apart
ments, the nurses and attendants who
govern its foxi and raiment, and we may
easily imagine the result in the feebleness
of the infant."
"Gil Bias writes: 'Mv troubles com
menced-just nine months before I
born,' and the same assertion may lie
made of the children of to-day. Tor
healthy, strong offspring, ihere must be,
healthy, strong parents. The peril of the
child lies not so much in the adverse con
ditions of its life as in its incapability to
withstand them, and thisisdue in agreat
measure to the physical condition uf its
parents during gestation."
"But, doctor, may not something be
done to remedy this weakness in the
"Much. If parents will understand that
upon the integrity and strength of their
nervous system depend the health and
life of their infants, a'd at the same time
add to their own happiness, the result
will be less mortality and less sickness of
"What will best strengthen a feeble,
nervous system ?"
"Fresh air, exercise, less struggle for
fashionable or social distinction, and a
careful attention to the food or drink
which supplies the elements of nerve
force. If the system has not power enough
at first to eliminate these from food, then
they may he taken as medicine. And
since we know upon what the nervous
system depends for strength, the combi
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etc., known as Dujardin's Life Essence,
will furnish the material in a
form for absorption, and even for
children there can be no better remedy."
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