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ATTOKNKV lw. 1 liiRsuur, Aruouu. CTKWAUT & DOK, ATTOUNEVS AT 3 Uiw. Olllco two iloors west of tlic Hank lioii'l, 1'lusstnir, Arltonn. EM. 8ANK01U). ATTOKXKY AT LAW, . rrvscott. Arlioim. Will inticUoo in ml u.o courts of ilio "IVrntory. T U. tOKXISlI, I'llVSIUIAX.ANl) SUtt 1 , H)H. I'uwstntf, Ariiona. Will unswo. cjuisun inoAiiitntic . ruciue itallriMid. D" li. J. M. MAltSIIAIJi UEXTIST. Ol' iico In thotvar uf ir. llruiiueu's Dm., bio.-o. 'iVctli vxiractvit without liam. J-iastulf, Arizona. DIM). J. llUAXXtiX. I'lIVSIOIAN ANu MtnKou, finjatuu. Aniona. Will rt--.-ikjiiu iiroauuiy to mi cans irum any ixuu on tnu Anaiuicv rucuic Uauruiul. Oiiico and urn moro oiiixkuo mo iloiou SIX'UKT SUClTll'X. T O. O. l'.-KiiAOSrAt-T LODGE, XO.ll 1', iiifvtM uvury WMiii!uay uvcnuirf in OU i-c.o.iV Han. Viiituix uruuitvn vortlinio tiiiiiiyiiiviivil. rt. O. ltAxrnx, N. u. Wi. Moo.Mtsir, eooreiary. IrLAUSl'AI'l'' LODiJli XO. 7, 1 & A. M. jiUAinar iucomiu on. lourin -itionuiiy iiw uvcry caii;uuar luonlli. calloil mccv lugs uvvry oinur .uuiiuay niKla fr woik. kj uiuvr, li.vviii f1. tirtitr, tiaicr. COUlir CUCUXlXU,.NO. P.W. l.lrA't.Xi- CtU Uitlcr iTOiOalCI'PS U13 IVnOlUr illCt-'l iiicaiii JlaMimu Man, l'lasiau, on 1110 ut iiiui mini j uumuuy oi cavu inuiiin. imiiiik tioliici-smuiuii iiiciiiuvit, in yi.rt snumin;,' mo cunuaiiy mviivil to attfiiu. H. U. AiN lloilN. C. Ii. J. W. PltASCIS, U.S. 1 LAUoTAtK LOliur., su, n, i. u. u. i'. . mwiaediUiilay uvuiiiiinu( t'uuu Wwi n iu,illlU nun vii utAAi iL'iiiifmtn in koou sl.niuili ' fi,r,liilll if Wi'it:miiu. W.B. DtCLOSS, O. T, 1IE.MIV ASIlL'ilST, II. . JxO'l'lClvS VtJli 1 Ll.laL.A'l'it.J. Land Ut i'jce at rntscoi i. Auu., i uuiuuvr (. o"t. f Xotlco Is licitsliy Klvi'ii mat mo lonuwln lltimvu ftcunr iiu.-, nun lunico ol li" iimiiwiii tiiittUKU niiai iHiMii in nuiuHjib ol m ciaiui, ttnu liiul alll lUVHil i,nl 00 liiatlo ov loro mo .ii.'in. oi tuu iiitnct. lour lib 1'iaitatitii, jrioiia, 1-inia, mivwtuuci JUS icvi, viz: potman nan, Ucsjiaruioiv MUicluviil io. ,ies lor 1110 &!!, &cw. t, itij, ti, nun. iiu iiamot mo iu..oin.. t,il,U4Va VO OlOO ilia (.OIlllllUOU IVMUCIlOv IIjajii, una lutittuuuii oi. ia,u iailu. ul It It nam li Llijiui, ui-iuy v. iicmvii, i,uiiia I'll, 4t!l!uit ivliuc, iiiiui riana,au, mi. J. . lUAiiit, lbc'ilt'r. LANU UI'IflCB AT t'ltuHXIt'l', Allli., I 1cio.r i, ichi. f hutuo is hereby elvuu mat tno iuuomhu limiH.ll M.IV1VT liaa UA.il noticool iils lutfiition lU UUiU uUill itAt III ftu,wilil i,, viai.u, liiai itiat fraio piuol t,ni uv inuuu ou loio luo Cic-iK ul inu 1'iatriCt WOUlb Uk i'iuni4tii, Aui-uiia, on caiuinaj, iotuiuut:r mi, iiwi, ttt iiiuoii it ivoi, iiomoivati lluOiicallOll iio. ottt lor luo i a it t, li liu.l 1 M A )l,00" I'VpfaJiU llO llailllM lllO lOilOWlllc WillcaVM lO pl00 IliA i-oiuiiiiiuo4 ivAiubuco u)oii auu uuiiivaiioJi oi, .itu iuiiu, vi: io.,uau nan, iiuiva it i;uAaii, iiwiu'jr c. lakkohv ao.'HfjMi n. IioOk ii, ui r iaBaiau, Ari&. ovi-.l Kl. iMaiitin, Kl'b'L-.UT, XiA.MI Ul HCK Al' I'lltlOi 1, Alll., Xotlcols liertby given muv uw lunowint; liaiuLxiHJiiiut iih nun lajiicuW "i iHiuni.oii ...... ... . .... .r? r... ... IU luttUO Ulllll IHWk in nniiu. w -.., J.lit. muteaiu uivul win u inauo uuioio mo l illh ul uiv UwaiCi Culli l 11 1 illftsiau, Ar- Sulnii Oil rukiiniat, utcinuvl jn l(Nfj, via. jihuiHiu ii. otiwiiit-iu. I'voiaiuioi'y Diaio- llivll Au. iur illu A II evv. , lli0 l, i, I m lit, naillOn IIIO IUIIUMIIM ItlilllsoMVa lu .iu,ll lltvcouiiliuoun icniuv'llcv iiim11, uull ouiiii ttuuu iii, am iuiiu, vi; ooiin iiaiiiun ton, LAjaut iAaeiiciij, vnanua ciinuoy, miilull x. Uric kit, an oi l'iauil. j. (.. .uuiia, HcgUti'r. Oct. i-vl illSCKliliAXiSOL'S. I OUTJiniE SAVAOE, UNITED STATES I , coiiniiLJiionurotino ji-,irigicoilrini mo J loiirin Juuiciai I'uirictui tno lejrilory ul Aruuiiu. Hun ici court Louiiiiivioiiur in Him lor inoloumy ot coooiniio, ill Mini i'oi ruof, aim Li. o. I'viiaioii Aoiurj. iniuiltcU to inauucu m-loru um runuui ouivuu ot tno (ii'i.aiiiiiiiii. uiiico tno uoors norm of tno JlauK nott'l. TTLAUSTAlTIIOAItDOr TIIADE JIEETS J. on tiiouvi-iiiiiKOitiio totirui Kinoiuuy ( inch lnoniii at mo oiuco ol W. I-. mi ilotn. IvilpairicK umiuilM. Hll. U.. IlIIAN.NE.S. VtV W. L. Vas'Hoiin, ev. T?I,.V0STA1T LI1I1IAKV AND UEADINU i uooin Association. iwauiiirf room oiwn imllytroinna.iii.ioiJIi.nl.; nunuayN a to ion. ui. tomiai wi'itoiuo to all viuors. A. !' UIHsuN, l.iurarian. Atlantic & Pacific R. R, (WESTEUX DIVISION-.) TIME TABLE NUMBER 81, J( KrFECT ,' SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 1801. TIJ1K MJIKIlULK. WEST. No. 3 (Xo. 1 EAST. STATION'S. Xo. 2 XO. 4 140 a ZSOii 11 n 1(1 ( .. :i40n U60n lv ADmquuniuo nr 13 20a 3 20a lj J.) v 10 10 p o :iiii 7aip OUIp 4 Ulp 2!IOp U 4tp 10 13 a 8 it a R 10 a 3 10 a 131 a UiWp 3 27p 8 00p OOUIIXU Wlncato Callnp Xavajo Sjirlnss Kolhioolc Wlnslow Klaxstatr Williams I'rukcott Junction l'oncli Siirlngi Kliiirman Thn Ntfillcs rentier liagilail l)aKctt 0 UJp OWp A iSp 1 27 n 10 i:i ai 10 50 a 1 U5i Zjff 4 Sill' 0 15 Ul Jlflii 5 Kg II 10 a N .v.i a 7 0011 4 13 a SOOa UI n at I, 1M,, :i4:i'u r, ) :mai 4 40u 8 03n II at a H io a UaMa 4 10 a 101a U M V40a 10 17 li I J flop a si i 4 30i)' fll4tt narstow 7 4i ar JloJavo lv CONNEOTIOX8. Alliuiiucrrjuo A. T. & 8. I'. It. It., for all points oast and xouth. I'rcscott Junction I'rcscolt anil Arizona Ilnllway for Tort Whipple anil 1'rotcott. Ila'rstow California N)Utliorii ltallwaj' for I.os Anitetot, Man Dli'ijo mill other Southern California points. .Mojavo Southern Taelllc for feau Iran vIkco. Sacramento and Northern California paints. I'UILMAX I'ALAOj; SLEEPING OAKS. No chmiKO Is made- by fileeplnic Cur I'as wngers netvrccn San IrancUto and Kansas City, or San DIrxo and Los Angeles and Chl oaito. 'J'lio Grand Canon of tho Colorado, hitherto' Inact'cssabloto tourists can no reacheil by taking this lino via 1'enrh Springs and a Miigerldofioni thenco of hut tvrvuty-turco tulles. This Canyon Is tho grandest and most svouderfill of nature's work. Stop at 1'lagstalT and hunt deer, bear and wild turkey In tho magnificent plno forest of tho San trancl.sco mountains, or visit tho jiiieleut rulm of tli j O.tvo an 1 C'll f Dwellers. T. It. O.tiieu General Superintendent, Al Imriueniue, N..M. t'. l UEititr, Ueneral Agent, Albnqucrauc, Ji. M, IV A fi,cB n.....i II........ . g?Albm,wrqup, hVM. ' l-'r;V TTTVAN HOKN. ATTOKSEV AT A V.ay to Barely rrereaM... C.vln, l i ' i:iw. r inuaiuiii 11114.1'uui (.; ':Mf?,-- .v.vvl jj-.v! A Way to Rarriy Preteit the Cmrlnj lu of Tunnelm. Tho frequent and serious alfflcuHy experienced in tho operations of tun neling, unmoly, tbo subsldonco of tho eurfaco after tho completion of tho work, has Ititoly been found to bo pro vontftblo by a Blraplo system resorted to by n London contractor, by the uso of which no ground outside tho actuul section of tho subway in hand need bo disturbed. Tho system in quostion comprises a series of steel bars placed side by sldo with tho oxcavatlon, so aa to form a comploto temporary lining nnd support to tho roof, and within this soi-I oi of bars tho permanent brick arch of tho tunnel Is built. Tho bars used in this work aro ten foot Ions', six inchos wide, and two inches thick, bclnjr provided at their edges with lonjjltud nnl grooves, by moans of which each is linked to tho uoxt ono in such a way at to admit of soparato lonltudlnnl motion, and yet to pre vent lateral separation. Tho bara.nro inserted in tho samo raannor, n well ns supnortod. ai ordinary tunnel bars, tho ground being excavated only tho o act soction of tho tunnel, plus tho trlfl'ng thlcknoss of tho bars. After tho brickwork has boon built within thorn tho bars nro separately pushed forward by jack screws as tho earth Is oxravated for tho succeeding length. Tho bars aro provided with longltudl n 1 tubular cavities, through which groutimr or other filling material may bo Introduced from tirao to tlmo to Oil tho suacolcft vcant by the advancing bars between tho top of tho lining arch nnd tho earth abovo and around, this preventing any "subsidence. AVlntor In tho Far Veil. Tho cllmato of both Oregon an& Washington Is mild and oqimblo. In western Oregon nnd Washington it is di Kcult to draw tho lines that dlv'do tho seasons. wrltesSenatorDolph in tho Forum. Win'or Is usually a wet season, but there aro often long periods of pcr-fe-t weather In Fobrua-y and March. Flowers frequently bloom In tho open air In January, and green flolds of grow'ng grass and gra'n may bo seen all winter. Once or twice during tho winter a fow inches of snow falls, but it disappears rapidly. At Intervals of several jears occurs a winter wlt'i ten days or two weeks of freezing woa her nnd a conslderaMo fall of snow. Tho summers nro cool, and ovcessfvo beat is unknown. In eastorn Oregon and Washington tho cllmato Is different, Tho dry season of summer is more pro tracted tho rainfall la loss, and tho heat Is greater, though It is never ex cessive. Tho winters arc colder, but of short duration; tho snowfall is light and seldom lies iong in tho vnlloya, and llvo stock rnnges on tho plains all winter, thriving on tho natural grasses without food, except whn tho snow is unusuilly deep or the cold period un usually protracted. To Clean .Machinery. According to a writer in tho Ameri can Engineer, tho most slmplo nnd efficacious mothod of thoroughly clean ing tho various parts of machinery that havo becomo gummed and dirty by tho uso of fat oils for lubricating purposes is as follows: Make a strong soda lyo by taking for each one thou sand parts by weight of caustic soda, or ono hundred parts ordinary sodas this solution to bo allowed to boll and enter tho parts to bo cleansed, for this purposo either boiling them in tho lyo or having them steep in It for soma time. In this manner all tho dirt and oil rcsln aro completely dissolved. It only remaining to rlnso nnd dry tho parts treated. The actloti of tho lyo, under thoso circumstances, Is such that It enters into combination with tho otl nud forms n soap, which is readily solublo In water. In order to provcnt.nny hardcnlngof tholubrictnt on tho machinery parts It Is only ne cessary to add about one-third kero tono. Unite Your Church Debt. A novel plan for extinguishing a church dobt has been hit upon In Mel bourne. Australia. Tho church com mittee or vestry, as tho case may bo divide tho total debt among them selves, and each man insures his lifo for tho amount that falls to his share. Tho policies aro transferred to tho church, and tho annual payments on them nro mado out of tho collections. Then, of course, ns tho members of commltlco "drop off," tho sums In sured on their lives drop lu, and later, when tho only survivor dies tho lust instalment of tho church debt is paid. All t.ie Same "I havo called to reply to your, ad, of man wanted to dig a cellar by tho day," hooxplainodas ho walked into a commission houso on Woodbrldgo street tho other day. Hut that wasn't my ad," replied tho party addressed. No?" "1 advertised for an energotip go ahead man to take a partnership in tho business." Ui, that's it. Well, sir, it's all the samo to mo. being I'm hero, nnd I'll sit down while you muko out tho papers!" Detroit Freo Press. Inner Sole. A pneumatic Inner solo of sock for boots and shoes has boon patented which Is to confer great benefits upon pcoplo who havo tender feet, etc. It is mado of hollow India-rubber Inflated with nlr or gas under pressure, tho external protective covering being canvas, linen, skin, or other sultablq , uuterinl, to adapt it to withstand tho internal pressure of the compreJSQrJ '' '' , -, ' ' ' - f. . .'W', . ..-, ... . "J '2. ':.". Glrlt Who Clo Out Unio-FaoteJ In a Rat tloitinko Itoclon. Tho Ji,'? Stone Tenn. Post inys; Tho cointry botweon Little and Hlff Black mountain is a great ginseng re gion, and tho Parker family are noted as "sengors." Tho girls go out tare footed In tho mountain, though the country Is infested with rattlesn.akos and copperheads, and dig tho glnsong, for which thoy got good prices at. tho stores, and from which It Is taken to Pennington gap for shipment. Hut along Clover Fork and up Rnttlesnitko Creek there uro numbor.ojs roptltes. Heckle Parker la a girl about 19 years of age, strong, healthy-looking nnd handsome, but with a very deter mined face. She is a splcndcd rlflo slTot and is often seen with her Win chester. Sho goes after ginseng and often alone. Tho roots nro gathered in May and Soptember, and dur ng theso months sho did a thriving business. Ono day, howovcr, sho came across den of rattlesnakes. Sho had only stones and sticks with which to fight tho desperate battle. Soroo of tho snakes woro considerably lnrgor than a man's nnklo and a fow as largo as tho calf of ono'slog. For hours sho fought them ns tiioy hUsod and ral.t od around hor. Tho mountain seemed filled with them nnd no sound couli bo heard but their incoisant and blood curdling rattlo. Hut tho bravo deter mined girl battled with them until sho exterminated overyono that did not succeed in hiding among tho crovlcos of tho rocks and in tho denso brush. When sho had crushed tho head of tho last one to bo Been sho counted tho dead, and thoro wero just ixty-throo. Dtcliens' Caricature. Miss Dickens has this to say of how her father, tho great novelist, viewed a carlcaturo of himself: Thoro was a ponny carlcaturo printed, but by whom 1 can't say. which greatly de lighted him. Ho writes about it, tho lcttor being dated .July 8, 1811 1 'I hope you havo seen u largo-headed photo, with llttlo logs, ropresontlng tho undersigned, pen in hand, mop ping his forehead to knock an idea out It has jujt sprung up so abund antly in all the shops Hint I am asham ed to go about town looking in nt ho picturo windows, whi h is my delight It scorns to mo oxtraordinari y ludi crous, and much moro like the gravo figure dono in earnest It mado mo laugh, when I first enmo upon it until I shook again in open, b :nl ghted Piccadilly.' Ho returnodto Gad's Mil bringing this with Him, and tollin r us that he had been so amused w.lh it, nnd so fascinated by it, thinking it -so irresistibly funny,' that he stood look ing at it roaring with laugh to , until ho became conscious of a largo nnd syrapathetlo audlonco. laugh, ng so heartily with h m tlia. lie hud to beat u hasty retreat" Heredity In Cats. Why docs a cat walk around upon the hearth rug about five minutes be foro ho takes his seat? I'm sure as tho English pcoplo say I don't know. (They seem to bo never suro of any thing except that they don't know It ) A neighbor of mine, however, was watching his cat going thron ;h tho gyrating preliminaries tho o'.her eve ning, and ho told me what ho believes to bo tho truth of tho matter. Ho says ho got his facts from Darwin. 1 hopo ho docs, but as tho children in tho Seventh reader sny: "One can't most always tell I" It teems that cat bo longs to tho leopard, panlher nnd tiger race, so that no amount of dome Ica tton has bcon nblo to eradicate in icr ited tendencies. Tho animals men t.onod llvo In tho woods when thoy aro not In tho zoological gat-dons and they havo no hired help to proparo bods for them. When ready to go to rest thoy hnvo to find fallen leaven and tree branches, not well assorted. They tramp round and round on tho spot where thoy propose to Ho until I Is reduced to tho necessary condition for a couch. Our friend's cat was just carrying on tho tradition. The I'lrst Spoons. Tho palm of tho hand was tho npoon of prlm'tlvo man; then camo tho reign Of tho shell from sea-shore. Hut while In ancient Homo nnd Grccco nni on tho banks of tho Nllo tho spoon was flourishing, the shell, modified by tin addition of a tiny handle-, was still tie highest form of spoon this side of t -a Alps oven In tho fifteenth ecnlu -y. Gradually tho handle grow, becomo flatter and. moro shapely, and. when Louis XV. reigned over France, tho modern sliver spoon, with dnlnty deco rations, had becomo obligatory. bat urday Evening Post. Iicpcnd" on Location. It Is tho mnn who lives in an apart ment houso who declares that moro deaths occur among nervous pcoplo In the Bummer tlmo, when windows aro thrown open and piano str Ins ara heard, than at any other tlmo of tho year. Queer Hook. Japancso books begin nt tho end, tho word finis coming whoro wo put tho tltle-pago. Tho foot notes are printed at tho top of tho page, nnd the reader puts in his marker at thp hot tern. FiilTItalls. Tho great puff-ball fungus has been known to reach tho size of a pumpkin in a night Lindloy calculated tha tho cells of which it is modo up mul tiply, at ihe rnto. of sixty millions mlnufo ' - ' i-;;t .",. - -V- . f ... h 1 r. K: '. ' .' .. , rf-.sAy.VX.', riie tlroat Uilltir's Halt to Lincoln niter tho lniueuration. In a most characteristic address by Horace Grceloy, on Lincoln, wbleh Was written about 1868, and Is now publ shod for .tho first timo in the Con tury, ,tho great editor says: "I saw h'.ra for a, short hour about a fortnight after his inaugurations and though tho tidings of General Tw'ggs's treacherous, biirronder of tho larger portion of our llttlo army, hitherto em ployed In guarding our Moxicnn fron tier, had been somo days at band, I saw and heard nothing that indicated or threatened belligerency on our part On tho contrary, the Presldont sat list ening to tho endless whlno of oflice seekers, and doling out village post officos to lmportunato or lucky partl zans just as though we wero sailing, be fore land breezes on a smiling, summer sea; nnd to my inquiry, 'Mr. Presldentt do you know that you will havo to fight for thoiplaco In which .voujslt?.' ho nnsworcd pleasantly; I will not say 1 ghtly but in words which Intimated his d'.sbcliof that any fighting would tran piro or bo needed; nnd I firmly bel'ovo that this dogced resolution not to belicvo that our country was about to bo drenched in fra ernnl blood is tiio sohit'on of his obstinate calmness throughout tho earlier stages of tho war; and especially, his patient listen ing to the demand of a deputation from tho Young Chrst'nns of Baltimore as well as of tho mayor and of other city dignitaries, that ho should stipulate wh'lo blockaded lu Wash'ngton.und In Imminent danger of expulsion, that no moro Northern volunteers should cross tho sacred soil of Maryland in hasten ing to h's roKof. Wo could not cora prohend this nt tho North many of us havo not yet seen through it; most cer la nly if ho had required a commlttco of ten thousand to kick tho bearers of this p opoa'crous, impudent demand back to Ha t moro. tho ranks of that commlttco would have been filled in an hour from any Northern city or county containing fifty thousand inhabitants." IN THE FIJI ISLANDS. Cannlhn'lsm mil t'ter Itarbarltles Have V el tti I lo Clirntlmi Influences. A generation ago tho numo Fiji wa a common symbol for tho grossest and most repulsive savagery. Tho natives wi ro not simply cannibals, but their cannibalism was an everyday affair, fo.mlng n necessary clement In every fmtivity. Tho sovereignty of tho islands was first ollorcd to England, after jx dls trc.sing history of internal feuds, iu H.H. but tho commissioner sent out to invo ligato reported adve.sely. Mean while tho infln t of English and other 1 ii. o nan settlers increased, and a itab!e f.-ovorninont becamo a necessity. In lb' 9. accordingly, tho protectorate Vriis again o"cred to England and llko- wis to tho United States, but neither power cured to undertako tho dubious responsibility. Two years later a brief experiment of constitutional gov ernment under a native princo was tried, but this failed, and Great Brit ain finally camo to tho rescue of the civ.llzcd settlers by accepting tho sov crignty of tho Islands, thus securing, at the samo time, a wlshed-for port of call on tho route from Australia to Panama. Tho administrative forms Introduced among tho Fljls aro not peculiar enough to call for any long discussion,. writes Calvin Thomas, in tho Chau tauqua. Hero, as elsowhero, tho pol icy has been, whllo doing away with savagery, to treat native usages as gently as possible. Tho govornor of Fiji Is "high commissioner of tho we. tern Pacific," and as such has been a rotcnt factor In checking tho canni balistic and slavo-tradlng barbarities for which tho South Sea was until lately notorious. CHILDREN OP INDIA. it In a Mistaken Supposition that the I Girls Mature Early. In the courso of a lecturo to tho Hin doos, dellvorcd recently In a public hall In Bombay on ch'.ld marriage, Mrs. Pecbey-Slmmons, M. D., a well known lady doctor in that city, mado a remurkablo statement as to tno period ut which Indian girls nrrivo at maturity. Before going to India, sho said, she )iad heard and believed that Indian girls reached maturity at a much earlier ago than thoso in cold climates; but hor practice in nntive families bad taught her that it was a mistake. "Judge, therefore, of my surprise to find that so far from Hin doo girls being precocious In physical development thoy are much bohlnd In this respect: that u Hindoo girl of flf , tpon s about tho eunl of an English girl of cloven. Instead of tho reverse, and -that tho statements which havo been mado to tho contrary by English men, who havo no opportunity of bo coming acquainted with Hindoo family life, wero totally misleading." The Yukon Ittvcr. An Alaskan explorer says of his voy ago down tho Yukon rlvor: "It was tho grandest river journoy lover mado, and I doubt whether there is a river in tho world that can equal it for mag nificont scenery. For miles wo floated down hot ween hugo rocky banks thnt lowered fully 3,000 feet abovo our lioidp. Tho sky looked llko a blue slit and tho echoes between theso stony ramparts woro something: that would have driven a soi tnry man crazy. Tho samo sound wns there hurled back at you a dozen times, coming from far and near at tho tamo time." Chicago Tftnw. ... " - V- " ""? ' s'"; ' 'L-eV' -:''-y ,f-r.y ': " '.. .. -1J-J i . , . , i V"-"--' .-A '.J 1 ... , ...r.'u. uLSr,?wiWitTifiaaE!..'.s j..w. ..'Msuamia':, ..-;. .:; W&-. ,.rji,t -.' :.&? ,.., They Date I'rom un Association t Dad dh'st-3Ion'A Centur ci Aco. Tho name of highblndor is said to havo boon used by a policeman in court and hud no significance what ever, but the term tickled tho publlo nnd Is now a part of tho English lan guage. Tho true name of those ruf fians in Chinese means "Hatchet Boys," tho peculiar appropriateness of which title is at onco apparent Tho highbinders trace their organiza tion back sovcral centuries. They claim to bo n part of tho association known in China as tho "Tried So ciety." Tho founders ot this society were somo Buddhist monks. They put down tho rebellion in Quong SI prov ince, and wero offered rewards -in titles and estates by tho government Thoy refused tho rewards. Afterward tho Manchu soldiers becamo jealous of tho monks; tho government also be came suspicious and, accused tho pow erful monks of" treason. A monastery was blown up and only flvo out of 120 monks escaped alive. Thoso flvo bo came tho founders of tho Triad society. Tho vow oT tho members Is that thoy shall never rest until tho present reigning dynasty is restored to tho dragon throne. It, has numbered at times moro than 100.000. and still includes many who have no sympathy with the diabolical practices which mado tho namo a ter ror. It was an claborato initiatory ceremony signs, grips, words and tokens, by which Its members may re cognize each other and hold commu nication. Within the society is a mili tary organization of salaried soldiers, who aro bound by tho most solomn oaths to execute orders, even to kill ing thoso who fall under its ban. Tho lato Tie Ping rebellion was in stigated by Triads, tho San Francisco Call says, and after ten years' dura tion was Hiipro-scd by tho lato Gcnoral Gordon. Tho rebels fled abroad to savo their necks and started tho Cheo Tung Kong. Tho headqunrtors of tho society on this coast were in Spofford Alley, where thoy wero raided by tho police February 2. At that time ono of tho rituals fell into the hands of Police Sergeant Prince, and has been translated by Mr. Masters. From it nnd from two converted Chinese who had passed to tho honor of grand offi cers in the EOcicty ho derived his knowledge. Some of tho initiation ceremonies of this society nro interesting. A can didate pricks his fingor until tho blood flows into a cup of wine. This cup is passed around tho assembly to bo sipped so that a blood fellowship may bo established. Tho candidate swears eternal loyalty to tho socloty in thlrty llvo different oaths, during which cer emony a rooster's head Is cut off. and while tho blood flows tho candidate Imprecates death upon himself should ho prove a traitor. A certain twist of the quouo marks a member of tho high binder soclotles. HORSE-HAIR SNAKES. The I'opular Delusion Concerning Them Is vridcs retd. Thoro is a current delusion In almost overy community, especially in farming districts, where people havo a better chanco to observe such things, that horso-hairs are capablo of being con verted into snakes. Tho question has often been discussed, but still there uro 6omo features about tho matter that may not pre vo uninteresting. To begin with, the root of tho hair must bo with It or else it will not tako on a "living, snakc-llko existence," ns somo claim It really docs under certain con ditions. In muddy, tepid water tho hair, through its roots, in accordance with tho law of lifo by tho law of affinity, absorbs vitalizing olemants. tho samo as it did when on tho Animal. And tho substance of tho hair being animal as well as vegotablo life, it is naturally more or less sonsltlvo to tho touch. For moro than a quarter of a century tho evolutionist has laid moro or less stress upon this horse-hair snako pbonomena; but tho wholo argument has but llttlo wolght from tho evolu tionist's standpoint, as there is no re production among theso ''snakes," without reproduction their wholo faith is a delusion. St. Louis Republic. Illood From n Trcr. Throckmorton county, Toxns, pos sesses a peach trco which, when cut in any part, oxudes a sap almost tho exact color and consistency of fresh blood. Botanists havo confessed them selves at a loss to account for tho pe culiarity, which thoy aro unanimous, however, in rscrlbing to somo coloring matter absorbed from tho soil In which It grows and which Is, in all probabil ity, tho correct way of accounting for it, as cuttings from tho trco planted elsowhore invariably fall to develop the same peculiarity. Tho pcoplo at largo, however, aro disposed to look upon tho treo as something uncanny, and as many as a dozen stories, all mure or less blood-curdling, are poured Into any visitor's ears concerning it. It is said that no nogro will pass within half a mile of It at night for any sum that can bo offered. Tho treo is a splendid specimen, and has obtained a greater size than is usual in its species, It belongs to J. R. Love, a farmer of tho vicinity, r, who has been obliged to surround it with a high fence to pro tect it from injury at tho hands of curlo.-iity-scokors, who hnvo hacked It for tho sakoof obtaining n eight of tho sap. ?". ' -.iW ' . fa IjV 5.. - 'j-U-, s f - - i- fi .JM-',,- j r ;v& & ...'.. WHOLESALE SLAUQHTERERS. The Jordan Buys Von-,! Dentk to De rrtcrs aid "pt Their Vonr, Near Now Holland, Go., there is a llttlo swamp near tho road. At its edgo stands a large white-oak tree. Years ago this spot was often pointed out as tho scene of tho murder of. twelve men, and tho placo bora the reputation of being haunted. It wns said the rattling of chains nnd groans and prayers for mercy could bo dis tinctly hoard by passcrsby. No ono ever stopped to Investigate, as wo can testify from personal experience, says a writer In the New York Dispatch, having heard tho groans somo four teen years ago, and having nlso done somo of tho most distinguished travel ing in nil our eventful career. But to tho story: Howard Thompson was a wltnesj to tho killing, which oc curred In 1863, he bo'ng about 10 years old at tho time. Tho killing was dono by Bob and Ben Jordan of Pickens county,; and tho murdered men wero deserters who had been arrested in Gilmer county. Whllo tho Jordan boys wero in tho confederate army a crowd of desorters visited tho houso of their father, as saulted their sister and the wife of Bob Jordan, and carried their father, whb wai about 70 years old, through tho mountains a distance of sixty miles, and subjected him to many shocking cruelties. Then the Jordan boys re turned homo and began their record of k lling. Every man known to bo a deserter or a skullcr becamo a victim of thoir unerring rifles. Bob keot a list of tho names and dates in a small book. Ho was pursued one day, and in crossing a river lost his book. It contained 125 names. After that no kept no record. This was before tho killing near Gainesville Bob and Hen Jordan becamo recruit ing officors and arrested twenty-six men In Gilmer county and started with them to tho front On tho way two escaped and twenty-four were lodged In Galncsvlllo jail. Next morning tho Jordans picked out twelve whom thoy had the best reason to believe had been implicated in tho outrages upon their family and chained them to gether nnd marched them to this white oak tree on tho Now Holland road. They stood them up in a row and Bob Jordan marched slowly along tho lino with a large army pistol and shot them with his own hand ono at a time. Somo fell on their knees and prayed, whllo others looked their slayer straight in the faco and died with an oath on their lips. Among tho number was a fragilo boy about 15 who was chained to h very largo man. The boy was shot first and tho man supported him In a standing posturo until he himself was shot, when they fell lo tho ground together. Thoso twelvo men wore hastily burled In a trench, dug upon tho spot, but after the war thoy wero exhumed by tho federal authorities and removed to the national cemetery at Chatta nooga. After tho war Bob Jordan was shot to death in Florida by a weak. Blckly young man upon whom ho was impos ing. Ben was stabbed to death in a barroom in Texas. Tho spot where tho killing occurred Is now in cultivation, but the old treo still remains. Tho land Is part of tho tract which Tom Daniels bought about two years ago for $1,800 and sold a few days ago for $6,000. THE BIC'S ARCADIA. In Sicily, It Enjoy Great Social Dis tinct on. A Sicilian pig has a good timo of it, If ono may judge ot tho condition of its lifo from what is said in a recent con sular report on tho agricultural con dition of tho Island of Sicily. Tho animal, says tho report enjoys "as much social distinction as in Ireland." sharing Its master's tenement, along with poultry 'und at times other animals, and accompanying its owner to and fro on his daily work in tho fields. Thus much in tho country dis tricts; but in towns tho swlno overrun tho streets, acting tho part of scaveng ers, and nro enticed to devour tho filthiest food by a sprinkling of bran over It In tho mountainous regions again, lifo becomes pleasant In tho oak forests tho pigs aro allowed to. rango at will on a payment by thoir owners during tho acorn season of sometimes as much as 10 shillings a head. Tho hords are superintended by boys nnd nro housed at night in somo cases as many as 300 in ono houso. nud undor conditions which insure scrupulous cleanliness of tho covered pig styes. Disease fa thus avoided. Tho only valuo of tho pigs consists in thoir salo as fresh pork and for tho making of sausages. Ham and bacon aro unknown In Sicily. Perhaps porit is moro commonly caton than any other kind of meat in tho island. A llallronil Uollnstcd With Salt. There is a vast bed of pure rock salt In tho Colorado Desert nnd tho South- ' em Fnclfio railway, in laying-their tracks to tho suit mines, crossed a point where for over thrco thousand feet thoy were obliged to mako a fill and ballast tho t.ack with beautiful lumps of pure salt crystals. This is perhaps tho first Inst nee in the history of railroading where a track has been laid in and ballasted with salt Millions of grasshoppers and legions of giant cent pedes .ell into this salt when It was in a liquid state, and now, after having reposed there for thousands of' years, thoy are found perfectly pre BWVorl. ' . j- '.:.,"!-.'' SJfr 'iBMif . ...ft mi w i . - -i 'U W: V m 55 . - "li ,vt j' ! rV:"il .'. -?'.. 5&' VS. ' .&. i ?4 " - ," -w?$ - - . " .. ' - . "in, -&."' - V-' A ' :f! y ' --'-iff:- lfr:- jttsuatWsaaMHMLm i-MMh JstfiO &ilmzi samm'' .-'