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VOL. 1. NO. 15.
J. D. KIRKWOOO, s
I> ENTIST,
Pullman, ««»hln«ton Ter.
Office Hours : 9 a. m. to 12 v . and 1 to 4 p. li.
STEWART BLOCK. MAIN ST.
E. H. LETTERMAN & CO.,
Dealers in Grain.
Highest market price paid for Wheat,
Oats, barley and Flax.
PULLMAN, • WASHINGTON TER.
WILLIAM NEWTON.
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
PULLMAN, W. T.
Money to loan on real • (■tato at the lowest
rates of intartst. All legal business promptly
attended to. Taxei paid for non-residents. Col
lections promptly made and remitted.
M J. WEBB. J. F. WAIT
WEBB & WATT,
Physicians and Surgeons
Are Prepared to Treat All Special
Diseases.
Office in Stewart Block.
PULLMAN, WASHINGTON TER.
11. C. WILLIAMSON,
FASHIONABLE
Barber and Hair Cutter.
Special Attention is Given to
Cutting : and : ■inning'
Ladles' ant Children's Hair.
Hot and Cold Baths.
PULLMAN, WASH. TER. |
PACIFIC
INSURANCECO
: CAPITAL STOCK:
$500.000 $500,000 $500,000
PORTLAND - - OREGON.
W. V,WINDUS, Agent.
Pullman. Washington Ter. |
MASON BROTHERS,
Proprietors
Pullman Meat Market.
Dealers in all kinds of
Fresh and Cured Meat.
Specialties In vnnoi.
Highest market prices paid for CattU
and Hides, nogs, etc.
No«lne Block, - - Main fttreet.
VICTOR HUNZIKER,
Jeweler and Engraver
— AND —
-:- Practical -:- Watchmaker. -:-
Pullman. Washington Tcr.
Repairing of Watches, Clockl.'and Jew
lry a specialty, l'osmfflre Building.
BAHBY HATTRUP,
— PROPRIETOR —
Pullman Sample Room,
Cor. Slain and Urand streets.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Perfect order maintained »nd gentlemanly
treatment to every one.
Pullman. - - Washington Ter.
Union Pacific Railway.
OREGON SHORT LINE.
„ ,
Through Pullman Sleepers and Modern Day
roaches to Omaha, Council Bluffs and Kansas
Oitv, matin* DIRECT CONNECTIONS to the
cities of DENVER, CHEYENNE, HALT LAKE
CITY, OGDISN, COUNCIL BLUFFS, OMAHA,
KANSAS CITY, ST. LOUIS, CHICAGO, and all
points in the East and South.
Bascase cheeked through from Pull
man to all points named.
i Family Sleepers Free on
All Through Trains
For further information regarding territory
traversed, rates of fare, descriptive pamphlets,
etc apply to nearest agent of the Union Pacific
Railway, or O. R. it N. Co., or address
H. H. BROWN, Agent, Pullman.
T 8. TSBBETi, O. P. 4 T. A., Omaha, Neb.
A. I- Maxwell,
Q. P. 4 T. A., O. R. it B. Co.,
Portland, Oregon.
- - : . -
§Jje flmlltrait flrtalk
FROM WASHINGTON
HAYTIAN PRIVATEERS BEING FIT
TED OUT IN NEW YORK.
German Government Spi s En Route to
the United States—Samoan Mat
te, s Becoming More Se—
rlous—Land Mattera.
It is asserted in Washington by
those in a position to know that mat
ters have reached a serious state in Sa
moa. The natives have worsted the
Germans repeatedly, and according to
late dispatches Germany now proposes
to subdue them by preventing arms
being sent in. The newspapers read
by Americans hive been suppressed,
and the police of Apia are openly cod
trolled by Germans.
A private cablegram recently re
ceived at Washington announces that
the German government has orded a
military attache to report at Wash
ington to the German minister. His
business, it is said, is to investigate
and report to his government every
thing of interest concerning the Amer
ican army and navy.
Tho ltepublican Senators in caucus
have adopted a resolution insisting
upon the admission as States of North i
and South D. kota, Montana and j
Washington. While it is regarded as j
expedient that the two Dakotas hold
a, constitutional convention, the Sena
tors are resolved that another vote
shall not be required upon the ques
tion of division. There is a disposi
tion for the adoption of a non-parti
san course in regard to New Mexico.
The case brought in the interest of
some Oregon settlers has been de
cided by the comnristioner of the geu- j
eral land cilice. Heretofore the office j
has required a new publication and J
new proof in cases where claimants j
have made proef at a day other than ;
that indicated in the notice of publi
cation, or taken before an officer other
than that named in the notice. The j
practice now will be to receive the j
proof and submit the entry to a board
jf equitable adjudication, where, if
there are no o'her irregularities, the
Biitry will be approved and recom
menced for a patent.
Commissioner Wright, of the de
partment el labor, has submitted a
report which relates entirely to the
subject of working women in large
cities. The report shows that the j
working women are practically girls, j
whose average age is twenty-two years,
and that out of the 16,427 cases inves
tigated, ODly 183 were in bad health.!
At a recent meeting of the Ameri- j
Ran Shipping and Industrial league, j
Gen. Joe Wheeler, ©f Alabama, was
elected president for the ensuing year.
Resolutions were adopted favoring the
passage of a tonnage bill, which asks
for an allowance from the govern
ment for United States built and
owned vessels, of 30 cents a ton for
each 1000 miles sailed, or steamed ;
also favoring a system of coast de
fenses; the building and equipment
of a strong navy ; the improvement of
harbors and rivers throughout the
whole couniry; adequate compensa
tion for carrying the mails; aid the
passage of a navy reserve bill.
The Haytian minister at Washing
ton has informed the secretary of
state that several vessels are being
fitted out at New York for an expe
dition against Hayti. The matter has
been referred to the treasury depart
ment, with the resuil that the collec
tor of customs at New York was spec
ially instructed to see that no viola
tions of the neutrality laws were com
mitted at that point.
The President has sent to the Sen
ate the name of D. Wade, of Mon
tana, to be chief justice of that Terri
tory:
It is now asserted that Consul Gen
eral Sewell will not again represent
the United States at Samoa.
In Oregon and Washington Terri
tory, and it is stated in California,
there are many excellent government
lands, which would be at once settled
on were the land surveyed. There
are also hundreds of settlers, in Ore
gon especially, who are living on land
and have been trying for years to get
their land, but, owing to the small
price allowed surveyors by the gov
ernment for the work, they could not
undertake to survey it.
Friends of silver are somewhdt in
dignant that Senator Allison has re
fused to accept the portfolio of the
Treasury department. They claim
that he has an opportunity to restore
silver to its former standing in coin
age.
An important proviso of the Okla
homa bill as passed by the house re
cently is one reciting that nothing in
the act organizing the territory shall
be construed to authorize any person
to enter upon or occupy any lands in
the Cherokee ouilet and Oklahoma
proper, for settlement or otherwise,
until after the Indian tribes and com
missioners shall have concluded ail
agreement to that effect. It is also
provided that any person who may en
ter upon any part of the land con
trary thereto and prior to the time of
the President's proclamation opening
the same, shall not be permitted to
make entry upon any lands in the ter
ritory.
Representative Hermann has pra
fiented to Congress a petition signed
by 600 settlers on the high lands of
Eastern Oregon, asking for the for
feiture by Congress of The Dalles mil
itiry wagon road land grant and the
Northern Pacific railroad land grant.
Petitioneas aver that neither of those
companies has complied with the con
ditions of its grant, and that the pro
gress of the country is retarded by the
failure of the people to obtain titlts io
their homes, or to acquire lands I y
settlement.
PULLMAN, WASH. TEK., FEBRUARY 9,- 1869.
MISCELLANEOUS.
ELECTORAL ME SENGERS REFUSED
THEIR MILAGE.
The Marlow Band of Texas Despeaados
Disband—The President and Cash
ier of a .Georgia Bank in
Jail for Theft.
The Clear Lake bank, at Mason City,
lowa, has closed its deors.
Snow fell at Pensacola, Fla., last
I week, the tirst time in 22 years.
Mr. Jas. G. Blame. jr., has signed a
contract to go on the stage for three
years.
Two school children near Hitchcock,
1). T., perished in the snow storm of
last week.
The West Virginia Democratic leg- !
islative caucus has agreed to support
Kenua for the senatorship.
The messenger with the electoral
vote of Florida did not leave the state.
j No reason is given for doing so.
Ives and Staynor were unable to ob
tain $250,000 bail, and are locked up
in Ludlow street jail, New York.
Ex-Governor Porter, of Indiana, is
authority for the statement that War
ner Miller will be in the cabinet.
It is anticipated that about 30 men
I will be discharged from the apprais
er^ office at New York in a day or
two.
The House committee on commerce
will recommend the building of a
lighthouse near the mouth of the
Siuslaw river, Or.
Jack Carkeek, the Cornish wrestler,
defeated To.n Cannon, the English
| champion, at Milwaukee, last week—
j best three in five falls.
President Tolleron and Cashier
Richards, of the Mercantile Banking
i Company, at Atlanta, Ga., have been
gent to prison for theft.
F. J. Marshall, formerly cashier of |
the Northern Pacific Express Conipa
! Ny, at St. Paul, is under arrest for
embezzling money from the company.
The Indianapolis people are await
ing with patience the report of the
grand jury to see the names of those
who have had bills returned against
them.
The Marlow gang of deperadoes, oh
the border of Tex is and the Indian
Territory, has been broken up, Boone
j Marlow, tha head, being killed, and
| his two brothers wounded.
Senator Stewart received yesterday
from the Nevada legislature a memo
! rial to President-elect Harrison, re-
I questing the appointment of a Pacific
j Coast man in his cabinet.
The shortage of Moore, the Indian
apolis agent of the Connecticut Mutual
Insurance Company, may roach to!
$1,000,000. He has been misiing for j
three days, and i 3 believed to be in
Canada.
Julian C. McClure, a prominent
man of Jackson county, Ind., has dis
appeared. It was reported that he is |
I <-hort in his accounts as guardian of
j minor heirs to the amount of $23,000.
Keeley, of motor fame, who had
j been imprisoned for contempt of court
in not answering questions propound- j
I ed to him, has been released, because j
the case in which he was under exam
j ination was not fairly at issue.
Rndolph Ericsson, of New Britain,
Conn., inventor of the new explosive,
extralite, has received a letter from his j
uncle in Sweden, stating that the |
right to use the discovery in England
has been sold for $20,000.
The Supreme Court of New York
hag affirmed the verdict of the Circuit
Court of $45,000 against the million
aire coffee merchant, Charles Arbuckle,
I in the breach of promise suit brought j
!by Clara Campbell, of Irontora- Ohio.
Ida Wilcox, daughter of Mrs. C.
Wilcox, of Bainbridge, N. V., a pretty
girl of 17 years, was arrested in Paris
last week, with a Dr. Seller, of Eng
land, with whom she had eloped. Dr.
I Seller, it is said, has a wife in Eng
i land.
The American skip, Henry Villard,
cleared from New York last week for
Seattle, W. T., with a general cargo of
merchandise. This is the first vessel
that has ever left New York for Seattle
and she will be r robably two months
on the trip.
Three messengers carrying state
electoral votei have not been paid
their mileage, because the certificates
identifying them are sealed in an en
velope which cannot be opened until
February 13. The messengers come
from Colorado, Kansas and Alabama.
The postmaster-general has sent to
the chairman of the house committee
on postoffices and post reads a pro
posed plan for the classification of
clerks in all first and second class post
office?. The general eflectof this chiE
sification of tbe present force, it is
said, would be to increase the aggre
i gate salaries by about $300,000.
The report of the Atchison directors
resulted in no enthusiasm in Boston,
I but if any increased the gloom, for it
iis evident that the whole truth has
j not yet been told, but that there is
something being held back. Wall
street tried to boom the stock, and did
j send it up a few points, but a full de
i tailed statement of the condition of
i the system is necessary to secure con
; tidence.
Members of the New York legisla
ture complain of being worried by
corrupt lobbyists.
Cincinnati is arranging for fuel gas,
1 and expects to get it for 10 cents per
• 1000 feet. .
Gold deposits of great value are re
ported as Having been discovered in
the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.
! Three women contested for the li
-1 brarianahip of the state of Tennessee.
The widow of a confederate soldier
got it.
THE PAOlf 10 COAST.
THK TRAGIC DEATH OF A FARMER
AT SANTAQUIN, UTAH.
Antagonism Between the Governor and
Legislature of New Mexico—Pros
pectors on the Island of Tex
ada—Minor Mention.
Baker City, Oregon, is lighted with
gas.
Diphtk€ria is almost epidemic at St.
Helena.
Osgoodj&AO Diego county, lus a new
pcetoffiee.
Redding is to have a new three-?tory
hotel and opera house.
Forestville, Sonoma county, is to
build a $20,000 hotel this spring.
Fires of unknown origin are becom
ing quite frequent at Los Angeles.
A three point buck was lassoed while
swimming in Putah creek la-t week.
A Mrs. Gubleman is charged with
the crime of murdering her infant
child at Woodland.
James Corrig&n, lately irom Kansas,
while drunk, was kill by the cars at
Fresno recently.
For 25-cents the hack ('rivers at
Walla Walla, W. T., will take a person
to-any part of the city.
Thirty thousand acres of grain will
be plinted in the San Jacinto Valley,
San Diego county, this season.
The boys at Sonoma celebrated the
arrival of the hook and ladier truck
by a torchlight procession.
The cantilever bridge over the Ump
qua river at Winchester, Or., has been
accepted; it is said to be a fine struct
ure.
Bannock Indians, now visiting Pi
utes and Washoes, in Washoe county,
gave a peace dance at Reno on the
26th ult.
The dedication of the Odd Fellows'
hall, at Redding, was attended with
impressive ceremonies and proved a
great success.
The Arizona legislature have moved
the capital from Prescott to Phoenix,
where the legislature will assemble in
about ten days.
A new steamboat, to be named the
Mount Tacoma, which is to run be
tween Tacoma and Whatcom, W. T.,
was contracted for lately.
Governor Roas and the New Mexico
legislature are at swords points. All
his vetoes are passed over his head and
nearly all his appointments are pigeon
holed.
Prospectors are staking oil' all of the
island of Texada^ where the recent
gold rind is reported. Many miners
from British Columbia and Puget
Sound have gone there.
The child of William Allen w«s
burned to death at the Stonewall Mica
settlement, San Diego couuty, yester
day. The clothing of the child WtS
ignited in some unknown way.
Mrs. E. Parks, who lives near Ban
gor, Butte county, fell into the Forbes
town flume Sunday. She shot the
tiume, a distance of three quarters of
a mile, without injury.
The survey of Ili3 Blackfoot, Fort
Belknap and Fort Peck reseivations,
in Montana, has been advertit-ed for.
About 17,000,000 acres will be thrown
open to the public.
A move is being made in New Mex
ico to incrense the liquor license from
$100 to $1,000. The legislature is
urged to pass a bill to that effect. The
liquor men are making a savage fight.
Eight tons of butter, eggs, cuied
meat, etc., were t-hipped from Port
Harford on the 22d ult., the greater
por'.ion of which was sent south to
feed the citizens of Los Angeles and
San Diego.
In Utah the census of children of
school age, between six and 18 years,
shows that there are in the Territory
941 boys and 3,641 girls of non-Mor
mon parents, and 34,082 boys and
23,289 girls of Mormon parentage.
The result of the Laguna de Tache
grant land suit at Fresno, it is raid,
will be to transfer a water monopoly
from one party to another. Nothing
will be gained for the public and the
interest is more of curiosity to see
who will win than to anticipate bene
fits.
Farmers in the southwestern part
of Grass Valley township, Nevada
county, are organizing fcr the purpose
of constructing an irrigation ditch to
take water from the South Yuba Canal
Company and lead it over Dress Sum
mit, by Osborne hill, through Forest
Springs, and then on down the coun
try.
At Santaquin, Utah, J. Anderson,
aged 33 years, has for some time past
trained his 8 year-old girl cousin to the
use of fire arms. He would place the
muzale of an empty g Un to his head
and the girl would pull the trigger and
enap the weapon. Tnursday he loaded
the gun with buckphot and playfully
placed the muzzle in his mouth, ask
ing the child to pull the trigger. She
did so, and Anderson's head was blown
to pieces. He was despondent and
had taught the child to act as she did,
with the deliberate intention of being
killed.
Elijah Smith has accepted the pres
idency of the Seattle, Lake Shore &
Eastern Railroad. This road, with the
Union Pacific and Manitoba and Ore
gon Railway, have formed a pool, with
Smith as president. The Oregon will
build to Spokane Falls from Rockford
(a line of 25 miles) immediately. The
material for the Seattle road will come
by the Oregon line, and the Seattb
road will be pushed to completion
within a year, if possible, regardless
of expense. The Oregon will unite
with the Union Pacific and Manitoba
|at Missoula aa soon as th.» line ib com
plete*. '
AGRICULTURAL.
THE SECRET OF BREEDING AND
FEEDING CATTLE.
The Proper Management of Seed Po.a
toes-The Advantages of Well
fchod Horses—A Receipt for
Preserving ERgg.
Grooming should be thoroughly per
formed on every horse at least ouce a
da}'. Never groom a hor^e in its stall
while the liorse is eating, but take it
out for the purpose. Otherwise the
dust and dirt which till the air becomes
mixed with the horse's food, making it
unpalatable and unwholesome.
Breeding sows should be given com
fortable, clean quarters, with freedom,
or, at least, the liberty of a yard large
enough for moderate exercise. Do not
let them ruu with cattle or horses,
though, they should have generous
and plentiful rations of bran and
(■tiier muscle-forming food, but not
much Indian corn or meal. Skim
milt, bran, oil-meal, boiled to a thin
gruel, peas, etc., are good foods for
thfm.
The management of seed potatoes
is one of the important arts of the
potato grower. The chief point is to
prevent them from sprouting, and fori
this purpose a low temperature as near
to the freezing as is possible, without
touching it, is desirable. Nearly cv-!
erywhere farmers lind that the late
varieties of potatoes are more product !
ive than the early ones. I? not this i
pirtly due to the fact that early varie-;
ues have been injured by sprouting,
while late varieties are less liable to:
this injury.
The following receipt has been tried
by a lady who'says she has eggs that
were preserved by it four years. They '.
are still good. Take one pound of
uuslacked lime and one pint of com- j
mon salt to two gallons of soft water, j
Pat your eggs on end, in layers, in |
any good tight ve3sel—a jir is good, j
When as full as you wish, make
enough of the brine to completely
cover the eggs. If you put the eggs !
down as gathered each day, add some
of the brine so as to keep all complete-1
ly covered all the while.
In breeding and feeding cattle the]
first legitimate purpose is to make the
animal do the very best that it will.
The saving of food —in the direction
of depriving the ttock of all that it
will eat —has no place in the calcula
tion at all. It is true that in some!
cases the animal will cat its head off,
though that will occur only with scrub
stock. But in such cases the animal
should be got rid of. It does not de
stroy the rule that profitable dairying
demands abundant food and good
food.
Probably meal will finish up a steer
I better than ear corn, but for the bulk
i of the feeding there are no trials to
I which we can point that show in favor
of meal over whole corn. A step still
further in the right direction is to feed
unhusked corn, fodder and all, to the j
cattle. Such innovations may appal] j
many farmers, but what we are drift- j
ing toward is not more complicated
methods of feeding, but big crops to ■
feed, better stock to feed it to, and i
simple, rational methods of getting '
feed to the animals.
If the owner of a small farm brings!
to his work the business capacity and j
good judgment which the large Lmd
owner does, it is very evident that, j
proportioned to the acres cultivated,:
he will have the most money at the
end of the year. Hired help is not
only expensive, but at times very un
certain and unreliable, but a man's
own hands, with a heart in his work,
which seldom accompanies hired help, 1
are always available for every little de
tail on which success depends. Many
men will do more with ten acres and
get more cut of, and from them, tkan
others v ill with a hundred. It re
quires as much labor, however, for the
ten as the hundred. It is intelligent
labor and good management that
count on a farm, hence it is that small
farms pay the btst and that farmers
continually complain that there ia no
money in farming. To our way of
thinking, and we are familiar with
every department of farm business,
and measurably to with the city,
there is no enterprise one can engage
in which otters better opportunities
fora healthful, independent and buc
cessful life than a moderate sized farm
under good management.
There are many who never take a
ramble in the woods in the winter sea
son. They seem to think that because
the trees, save the pines, hemlock?,
etc., are bare, and because the birds
have left for a warmer climate, there
is nothing to be seen in the woods in
winter. Those who have learned
properly to use their eyes, will find
that the woods present enough of in
terest at all seasons to make a vL-it to
them profitable at any season. Lum
bermen, who work at felling trees, do
60 in the winter only, and can distin
guish trees with great accuracy, and
tell one kind of tree from another as
far otF as they cm see them. They do
this from the peculiar way in which
the tree branches, and the color and
markings of the bark. We have {
found that these same lumbermen, if
shown the leaves aud flowers of the,
trees with which they are so familiar |
in winter, tail to recognize them , in-;
deed many are surprised to learn that j
forest trees have flowers. To be able
to recognize trees at all season, and
to name them accurately, whether
they have leaves or not, is a very uee ,
ful sort of knowledge which every far-:
mer should acquire. The carpenter,;
the cabinetmaker, and all other work- j
era in wood, while they may not be
able to recognize the trees, can tell at
once, from a mere chip, the kind of
wood th«y are handling.
I PORTLAND MARKET REPORI I
I
: ——
G-iOCEKIES -Sugars have fallen C §c
I sine i our last report. We quote cube,
i extra C 5,c. dry granulated (>s(c, cube
i crushed and powdered "jjc. Coffees firm,
' Guatemala 13j®2Hc, Costa Rica 18^2tc
i Kio 20 (dtlhc, Salvadorl»@2oc, Arbuckle'u
roasted 23jc.
PROVISIONS— haras are qnot
i ed atl2ifel34c, breakfast bacon I:jfail3j(c*
I Eastern meat isqnoted as fololws: Hams
I 12i(a-13i«, Sinclairs 14'aloc, Oregon break
fast bacon 13j(g<14c, Eastern 13<a.13 c.
FRUITS— Green fruit receipts 1230 bss.
; Hard fruit is scarce, and the supply of ap
ples not equal to the demand. Apples 65(2}
i $1 I per bx, Mexican oranges $4, lemons
16^0.50 per bx, bananas «3.50(&4.50,
! quinces 40 a 60c,
; VEGETABLES—Market well supp'ied.
i Cabbage sic per R>, carrots and turnip
"pc per sack, red pepper 3c per tb, potatoes
■ Bi(<s4oc per pack, sweet ljfdt.'c per It..
' DRIED FRUlTS— Receipts 91 pkges.
I Sun-dried apples 4* 5c per Ib, factory
slic d Be, factory plums 7(3 9c, Oregon
| prunes 7* 9c, pears 9 a 10c, peaches 8? 10c.
I raisins [email protected] per box, Cali ornia figs
I Be, Smyrna 18c per Ib.
DAIRY PRODUCE—Oregon creamery
and choice dairy 35c, medium :[email protected] Cal
-1 ifornia fancy 30c, choice dairy 274 c,
eastern [email protected]
EGGS—Receipts 293 cases. Oregon 25c.
POULTRY — Chickens $3*5.23, for
■ large young and $4 ■ 4 75 for old, turkeys
lV<?lsc per Ib, ducks [email protected] per dozen.
WOOL—Valley [email protected] Eastern Oregon
: [email protected]
HOPS-Choice 8.214 c.
GRAlX— Valley $1.35, Eastern Oregon
' $1.30 Oats 33530 c.
Fi OUR-Standard 84.50, other brand
i $4.25, Dayton and Cascade $4.10, G-iaham
$3.25, rye flour $6, do Graham $5 50.
FRESH MEATS-Beef. live, [email protected],
, dressed mutton, live, 3^o 3{c, dressed
. 7e, lambs $2.50 each, hogs, live, sife6c,
dressed 7(0)7^, veal 6(aßc.
_
RELiGIOUS AND EDUCATIONAL.
—We dote upon this world as if It
1 were never to have an end; and we neg
lect the next as if it were never to have
a beginning.— Fenelon.
—The Japanese Government has in
stituted a college for women, with
English professors, and put it under the
I control of a committee of English wo
men for six years.
—The safest way to stay the progress
of wrong is to advance the right. Every
direct attack upon the wrong, by the
'■ right, imperils the right by inviting a
I counter-attack upon itself.
—No way has been found for making
i heroism easy, even for the scholar.
Labor, iron labor is for him. The world
was created as an audience; the atoms
of which it is made, are opportunities.
— Emerson.
—Doctrine serves to gather humanity
I Into the various folds, according to
i their individual convictions; but the
; actual worship flows from each through
| but one channel, finding equal accept
' ance from a loving God.
—"I will pive you an orange, Wil
lie," said a famous English Freethinker
to a little boy, "if you can tell me
where God Is." "And I will give you
two," replied the boy at once, "if you
I can tell me where He is not."Har
'. par's Young People.
I The Ten Commandments were given
! to the people some thousand years ago
! for their moral advancement, and the
! Sermon on the Mount is nearly 2,000
years old; and still it is hard work for
i nearly more than half of the people of
' civilization to give them more than cas
ual observance.
—One of the most important taingi
i that the Christian can do, says the N.
Y. Independent, for the culture of his
! own piety is to acquire the habit of
I systematically and devoutly reading
and studying the Bible. By this habit
; he will "grow in grace" by growing
"in the knowledge of our Lord and
Saviour Jesus Christ" The more he
; reads the Bible the more precious will
It become in his experience.
—How lonely the mother feels when
for the first time her boy shows that he
feels too big to be kissed! As they be
gin to feel like little men, too many
boys thing that any show of affection
on their part is babyish; they are afraid
of being called "girl-boys" or milksops.
Just as if a man is ever more manly
than when he loves and protects the
mother who laved and protected him
through so many helpless years. Such
a boy is sure to grow into the man who
takes such good care of his wife.— Rural
New Yorker.
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WIT AND WISDOM.
—"One man's conduct may lead a
host into a snare; beware how you fol
low man; the prudent man looketh well
to his going."
—Why is it that, whenever you are
looking for any thing, you always find
It in the last place you look? Tha
reason is because you always stop look-
Ing when yf/a find it.
Young man, don't break in two In
the middle if the world goes against
you. Brace up and go against the
world awhile, and see how quick you
can knock it out— Washington Critic
—The faults and weaknesses of
others, instead of being woven into gos
sip, scandal and useless criticism,
should be used as danger signals, to
warn us away from the paths which
| have led to them.
i —According to Engineering, some
1 experiments conducted at the Ports
mouth (Eng.) dockyard, with a view
to determining the resistance of metals
at different temperatures, indicate that
the strength of iron increases uni
; formly up to 500 degrees F., while the
ductility diminishes up to about 300
degrees; it then increases until a some
what higher temperature is reached,
and then remains nearly constant up
to a temperature of nearly 500 degrees.
Steel, similarity tested, showed no
diminution of strength up to 500 de
gress, but at this point it* ductility was
reduced one-half
$2.00 PER YEAR.
• PITH AND POINT.
IST- -- . _—__—
—He who is unconsciously selfish la
not so dangerous as he who is con
sciously so; the former betrays his
selfishness, the latter conceals it
—The best way to punish those we
really love is to so conduct ourselves
that our friends will be sad to think
they have not always acted toward us
as we have toward them.— Sunday
Evening Talks.
—Nothing makes so much noise as a
rickety wagon, with nothing in it, un
less it be a man who insists on talking
when he has nothing to say. — Youngs
town Evening Telegram.
—Genius is like a barrel on the top
of a hill; it will not indeed move un
less pushed, but once pushed it goes of
itself. Talent is like a load on the
roadway; it will not go forward unless
dragged.
—The only thing that can down true
genius and curb genuine inspiration la
a pen that catches in the paper and ex
ecutes a design in splatter-work a
every third stroke. — Merchant Trav
eler.
—A thorough critic is a sort of Puri
tan in the polite world. As an en
thusiast in religion stumbles at the or
dinary occurrences of life, if he can
not quote Scripture examples on the
occasion, so the critic is never safe in
his speech or writing, without he has,
among the celebrated writers, an au
thority for the truth of his sentence.—
Sir It. Slcele.
—Dress and the way it is worn are
indications of character, "Bays an ex
change. If the heels of the boots are
blacked, you may be pretty sure that
the boy or man is thorough in what
ever ho undertakes. He learns his
lessons not because he must, but bo
cause he desires to learn. When he is
sent to clean up the garden he rakes
the dead roots and vines in a pile for
burning; there are no stray piles hid
den in the bushes near the fence. Ha
blacks the heels of his boots.
—Every body has a mission nowa
days, or is trying to find one, and it is
always intended for somebody's bene
fit, like the old stories with a moral,
which were the only kind considered
fit for Sunday reading, although any
sort of trash was good enough for the
other six days. But let us say, for the
consolation of those who have not yet
found their particular object in life,
that perhaps the very best thing they
can do for the benefit of others is sim
ply to be healthful and happy them
selves.
—These "agnostics" are a queer
kind of folk, aren't they? All about
"nature" in general, and human nat
ure in particular, and history, and
literature, and art, and philosophy,
and every thing else they see as plain
as a pikestaff and talk of loud and
long, with full assurance. It is only
when they come to truths that are of
the very first practical importance to
men, essential to the soul's welfare,
growth, and usefulness; truths as to
which, therefore, infinite love has
made the clearest revelations in the
most positive terms —that these men
"don't know" and "can't say."— Boston
Congregalionalist.
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FIGHTING RAILROADS.
An Oriental Smrv Told for the Benefit ol
Itostun'B City Father*. : }'£$£
Certain very respectable ' citizens of
Boston —a minute minority, it is true
—and the adjoining enlightened region,
have recently declared against per
mitting any vehicles in the streets for
public travel except such as are drawn
by horses. After the streets have
been thickly lined with huge masts for
telegraph and telephone wires bear
ing scores of crowding wires, these
conservatives raise objections to the
slim iron posts and the single wires
required to drive street cars by the
new motor, electricity. The same
kind of objectors were clamorous
against the first steam railroad; the
disfigurement, the dangers, the de
struction of stage-coach and tavern in
terests were eloquently and . earnestly
urged. This is hardly credible, but it
actually took place within the memory
of men still living. That it may bo
more adequately realized, it is inter
esting to note what is occurring in
Oriental countries to-day. When it
was proposed to . construct the
first railroad in Persia, the
Persian conservatives protested.
They said that the ancient
glory of Persia was in no way con
nected with the railroad; that what
was good enough for their grand
fathers was good enough for the Per
sians of to-day; besides that, the rail
roads would frighten horses and kill
people. The railroad came, and in
certain respects it has verified the
predictions of the Persian conserva
tives, it has also furnished the occa
sion for a demonstration of Persian
conservatism in its militant form. On
the 3d of November in the station at
Teheran, a man jumped off a train
betore it had come to a full stop. This
action was clearly indicative of the
possessiou of Western ideas on his
part He was killed, and Persian
spectators, who did not pause to reflect
that his death was an accident—not an
incident — -the railroad, made a
charge upon the engineer. The en
gineer defended himself with a re
volver, killing one man and severely
wounding another. Then the train
hands took to their heels and the Per
sian " conservatives : took ,to the ■. con
genial occupation of wrecking the
train. The military were called out
and the crowd was dispersed, to ; the
infinite disgust of those who i- thought
that by destroying all the locomotives;
they could put an end to railroads. —
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