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PACIFIC COAST NEWS
Commercial and Financial Happening! of Interest In the Growing I 'Western States. The mines owned by the War Eagle Consolidated Mining Company on Shaw's mountain are growing better and better as development progresses, says the Boise Statesman. The Mc Carthy property is now producing some very rich ore, specimens showing gold in large quantities. In the Paymaster, after following the ore chute some 300 feet, the man agement determined to open stopes preparatory to starting the mill. Five upraises were started for this purpose and in every one of them the vein is far better than in the level. It is about six feet wide, and there is four and a half feet of ore that runs close to $10 a ton. Altogether the outlook for this group is most encouraging. All that was ex pected was to open a good property, but it now looks as though it would turn out to be a bonanza. Work on the concentrating mill is progressing rapidly and it is hoped to have the plant ready to run by the Fourth of July. It will be a novel sight to see that mill in operation. There is no other plant like it in the West. Iron Dyke Sold. The famous Iron Dyke mine, on Snake river, has been sold for $85,000, says the Cuprum, Idaho, Standard. Mr. Charles M. Reed, of Erie, Pa., was the purchaser. The debts of the former owners of this mine, the North west Copper Com pan v, amounted to about $65,000, which' leaves $20,000 above the indebtedness. This insures the payment of all the company owes, and will place several thousand dollars in circulation here. Mr. Reed is very wealthy, and now that he has gotten the other members out of the company will no doubt prosecute development work as rapidly as possible. Buffalo Hump. Charles Sweeney and his associates have returned from Buffalo Hump, where they have been inspecting their properties, says the Lewiston, Idaho, Tribune. They were highly pleased with the conditions there and will soon have big operations in progress. The shaft on the Big Buffalo is being sunk at the rate of from two to three feet per day, three shifts being at work. The saw mill is cutting 10,000 feet of lumber per day and the 10-stamp mill will be ready for operation in 80 days Struck it Rich. Frank Chesley, a well-known mining man of Baker City, made a big strike of very rich ore in a new vein on the Nondescript. The group of claims in eludes the Black Prince, Mizpah, Gold en Era, Golden Era No. 2, Pot Luck, Lost Cabin, The Doctor, The Hub, The White Rose, the Ellen and the Mount Lily, and is situated about four miles from Sumpter, near McEwen. The ledge is 16 feet between well-defined walls, an is believed to be one of the biggest finds in the district. Mumps is epidemic in Olympia. The bunco men reaped a harvest of $1,250 in Seattle in one day recently. The court house at Coquille City, Or., has been furnished with over 200 opera chairs. Five thousand or more young salmon were turned into the Coquille river last Thursday, by R. D. Hume. The oyster experimental station at Keyport, Wash., is completed, and the oysters planted there are doing well. Three inches of snow covered the ground in the Axe Handle district, 16 miles from Anteleope, Or., last week. The Lakeview, Or., United States land office has received supplies to re place those destroyed by the recent fire, and has opened up for business. The Lakeview, Or., Odd Fellows will build a large two-story brick building for lodge purposes in the place of the one that was burned. On Friday morning's freight Kiddle Bros, shipped from La Grande, Or., 17 carloads of stock to Omaha, eight horses, eight of cattle and one of mules. The Dufur Dispatch says three cases of smallpox aie reported in Wapinita, Wash., and it is said quite a number have been exposed to the disease. Insurance adjusters are flocking to Lakeview like bees, says the Rustler, as $85,000 loss among the various com panies calls their attention to the fact that there was a fire in Lakeview. The steamer Bismarck, which had been moored at Coquille City, Or., for several months, filled with water and sank last week. She was probably snagged. The boat was bnilt in Port land in 1892. Buyers are contracting for this year's hops at 10 cents, says the Tacoma Ledger. In the Yakima districts buy- j ers are onenng to mase contracts at a and 10 cents. Not many contracts have been signed at these figures. Country millers in Eastern Washing ton have been receiving communica - tions warning them that a movement was gorfig fowrard to form a flour trust in Washington and Oregon, and urging them to attend a meeting in Spoakne, with a view to organizing for the pur pose of dealing with the alleged trust. C. S. Farrow, of Eugene, Or., has invented a sidewalk nail which is driven into the sides of the boards in stead of the top. He claims it keeps the boards from getting loose, and at the same time prevents shoes and dresses from bejoi torn by projecting nails. M. J. Heney, chief contractor of the White Pass road, has written to Seattle for all the good general railroad labor ers he oan get. Men are daily leaving the work for the gold fields. The Bellingham mill at New What som. Wash., which has been idle since 1891, will be put into operation. The E. K. Wood Lumbering Company, of Ban Francisco, has bought the mill, and will spend about $25, 000 in equip ments and the building of dry kilns, wharves and warehouses. A party of 13 timber hunters from California passed through Klamath Falls on their road to Fort Klamath, near which place they expect to locate timber claims. They reported that mother party having the same object in view will be along in a few days. WEEKLY TRADE REVIEW. Wholesale Business of a Modest I'har acter Cerels Are Hicher. Bradstreet's says: New business at wholesale is of a between stations char acter, but warmer weather has offered a stimulus to retail business in some sections. Chief activity and most at tention is, however, still concentrated on the price situation, and efforts to readjust quotations to meet current de mand and supply conditions go forward steadily. The exception to the general downward trend of prices is that fur nished by leading farm products, nota bly cereals, but here the moving cause is hardly so favorable, being the result of less satisfactory crop reports, par ticularly from the Northwest, and it is to be noted that advices from the Northwest, where the winter wheat yield promises to be very short, are also less favorable. Corn crop advices remain favorable, as likewise do those of oats, but the grains and hog products have sympa thized in the upward movement of wheat, which has at last broken from its lethargy and is again attracti ig speculative attention, foreign croj advices, it might be added, are not flat tering. The German rye crop promises to be very short; the same report comes regarding French wheat and En glish crop advices are not of the best. Cotton is slightly weaker. Leather is dull and rates weak. Wool is dull and on the whole slightly weaker at Eastern markets. Mills engaged on women's wear-goods are fairly well employed. The outlook favors lower prices for the new Spring weights. Surplus visible wheat supplies are decreasing rapidly, lending interest to current unfavorable crop reports. PACIFIC COAST TRADE. Seattle Markets. Onions, old, 7c; new, 2c. Lettuce, hot house, 25c doz. Potatoes, $16(317; $1718. Beets, per sack, 90c$l. Turnips, per sack, 40 60c. Carrots, per sack, $1. Parsnips, per sack, 50 75c. Cauliflower, California 90c $1. Strawberries $1.00 per case. Celery 40 60c per doz. Cabbage, native and California, $1.00 1.25 per 100 pounds. Tomatoes $2.50 per case. Apples, $2.00 2. 75; $3.00 3. 50. Prunes, 60c per box. Butter Creamery, 22c; Eastern 22c; dairy, 1722c; ranch, 1517c pound. Eggs 19c. Cheese 14 15c. Poultry 14c; dressed, 14 15c; spring, $3.50. Hay Puget Sound timothy, $11.00 12.00; choice Eastern Washington timothy, $18.00. Corn Whole, $23.00; cracked, $23; feed meal, $23. Barley Rolled or ground, per ton, $20. Flour Patent, per barrel, $3.25; blended straights, $3.00; California, $3.25; buckwheat flour, $6.00; gra ham, per barrel, $3.00; whole wheat flour, $3.00; rye flour, $3.804.00. Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $13.00; shorts, per ton, $14.00. Feed Chopped feed, $19.00 per ton; middlings, per ton, $20; oil cake meal, per ton, $30.00. Fresh Meats Choice dressed beef steers, price 8c; cows, 7c; mutton 8c; pork, 8c; trimmed, 9c; veal, 8 10c. Hams Large, 13c; small, 13J; breakfast bacon, 12sc; dry salt sides, 8c. Portland Market. Wheat Walla Walla. 52 53c; Valley, 53c; Bluestem, 55c per bushel. Flour Best grades, $3.00; graham, $2.50; superfine, $2.10 per barrel. Oats Choice white, 35c; choice gray, 33c per bushel. Barley Feed barley, $14.00 15.00; brewing, $16.00 per ton. Millstuffs Bran, $13 per ton; mid dlings, $19; shorts, $15; chop, $14 per ton. Hay Timothy, $10 11; clover, $7 7.50; Oregon wild hay, $6 7 per ton. Butter Fancy creamery, 3540c; seconds, 45c; dairy, 25 80c; store, 25c. Eggs 14c per dozen. Cheese Oregon full cream, 13c; Young America, 14c; new cheese 10c per pound. Poultry Chickens, mixed, $4.00 4.50 per dozen; hens, $5.00; springs, $2.503.50; geese, $6.007.00 forold; $4.506.50; ducks, $3.005.00 per dozen; turkeys, live, 14 15c peT pound. Potatoes 40 65c per sack; sweets, 22jc per pouna. Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, 75c; per sack; garlic, 7c per pound; cab bage, IMo per pound; parsnips, $1; onions, 1 c per pound; carrots, $1. Hops 2 8c per pound. Wool Valley, 12 18c per pound; Eastern Oregon, 10 15c; mohair, 27 30c per pound. Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers and ewes, 334c; dressed mutton, 7 7 '20 per pound; lambs, 5 l2c. Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $5.00; light and feeders, $4.50; dressed, $5.006.50 per 100 pounds. Beef Gross, top steers, $4.004.50; cows, $3. 50 4. 00; dressed beef, 6,'a to per pound. Veal Large, 6KTKo; small, 8 8)fjC per pound. Tallow 55c; No. 2 and grease, 324c per pound. San FrBucuco Market. Wool Spring Nevada, 14 16c per pound; Eastern Oregon, 10 15c; Val ley, 1820c; Northern, 1012c. Hops 1899 crop, 11 13c per pound. Butter Fancy creamery 1717Mc; do seconds, 1616c; fancy" dairy, 16c; do seconds, 14 15c per pound. Eggs Store, 15c; fancy ranch, 17c. Millstuffs Middlings, $17.00 20.00; bran, $12.50 13.50. Hay Wheat $6.5010; wheat and oat $6.009.50; best barley $5.00 7.00; alfalfa, $5.00 6.00 per ton; straw, 25 40c per bale. Potatoes Early Rose, 60 65c; Ore gon Burbanks, 90c $1; river Bur banks, 35 65c; new, 70c$1.25. Citrus Fruit Oranges, Valencia, $2.753.25; Mexican limes, $4.00 6.00; California lemons 75c$1.50; do choice $1.752.00 per box. Tropical Fruits Bananas, $1.50 2.50 per bunch; pineapples, nom inal; Persian dates, 66ic per pound. ft BUFFALO'S IX EXT spring the city of Buffalo will throw open to the world the gates of an exposition which will go far toward making Buffalo famous for something else besides the Niagara Falls. For two years artists, landscape gardeners, architects and public-spirited citizens have labored with but one point of view, to make the Pan-American exposition of 1901 a show notable among the minor expositions of the country. It will not be of a class with the Chicago World's Fair, for to that stupendous exposition all the civilized world contributed its share. Indeed, the very name of the Buffalo exposition signifies that it is not a world's fair, but an exhibition of the products and progress of all America. Canada, Mexi co and the States of Central America will vie with manufacturers and pro ducers of the United States In the com petition for medals and diplomas, and the exposition will serve to bind still closer together the peoples of this con tinent. The aggregate resources of the Pan American exposition authorities amount to $5,800,000 and with this sum a splendid exposition should be as sured. The government appropriated $500,000 for the government exhibit, the State of New York added $300,000 and in addition there Is an authorized capital of $2,500,000 and an authorized bond issue of the same amount. In June, 1899, the national govern ment, through the Department of State at Washington, issued invitations to the foreign nations of the western hem isphere to participate in the exposition. Official acceptances have already been received from Canada, Mexico, Hon duras, Nicaragua, Salvador, Guate mala, Guadaloupe, Dutch Guiana, Bo livia, Argentine Republic and Chili. In official assurances have been received that the other South American coun tries will accept the Invitation as soon as the necessary forms of legislative sanction have been complied with. General Plan of Exposition. The exposition grounds include 350 acres, of which 133 acres are improved park lands, a part of Delaware park. The grounds are about one mile from north to south and a half mile from east to west. Their situation is in the northern part of the city, accessible from every direction. The park lands form the southern part of the extensive grounds and are pronounced by expert landscape architects to be among the most beautiful in the world. The trees and shrubbery in wonderful variety, the romantic footpaths leading In all directions among the thick foliage, the loveliest of lakes, on whose surface numberless swans and other water fowl of immaculate plumage are con stantly at sport, the wide reaches of lawn and the rich embroidery of flow ers everywhere to be seen all combine to refresh and restore the mind of him who tarries within these delectable pre cincts. The visitor who approaches the expo sition from the south will enter the grounds on Lincoln parkway, a broad, beautiful, shaded boulevard. Crossing the triumphal bridge, which will be one of the artistic beauties of the grounds, the visitors enters the esplan ade, an Immense open space which will accommodate 250,000 people and in which It is designed to carry out vari ous ceremonies during the exposition, at which a great concourse of people may attend. The visitor is now fairly within the grand court formed by the main group of exposition buildings. The court is of the shape of an inverted T. The ap proach, fore court and bridge are about 1,000 feet in length, 300 feet wide. The main court is 2,000 feet long, 500 feet wide, and the transverse court, across the esplanade, is 1,700 feet from east to west. On either side of the trium phal bridge are the mirror lakes. These are a part of the grand canal, which completely encircles the great group of buildings, and upon which the visitor may ride in one of the many electric launches or take a more leisurely trip in a Venetian gondola. The canal is lined with young trees and banked with gras3 on its outer edge. Picturesque bridges cross it at many points. Standing on the esplanade and fac ing north the great group of buildings at the right, at the extreme east end of the transverse court, are those of the federal government. The main building, in which will be sheltered a greater portion of the government ex hibits, is 600 feet long by 130 feet wide. A central dome rises to a height of 250 feet above the main floor and is sur mounted by a statue of Victory, twenty feet high. The lesser buildings, each 150 feet square, are west of the main building 150 feet on the north and south lines of the main structure. Curved colonnades connect the smaller buildings with the greater, forming a spacious semi-circular court opening to the west. The government exhibits will include the aquariums and Ichthy olbglcal collection of the United States fish commission and extensive collec tive exhibits from the Philippines, Por to Rico and Hawaii. At the far western end of the broad transverse court Is the horticultural building, 220 feet square, flanked on the north by the graphic arts building and on the south by the forestry and mines building. They are connected by circular arcades, forming a broad court similar to that inclosed by the govern ment group. Behind the arcades are the conservatories. The Esplanade is made beautiful with fountains, sunken gardens, pergolas and colonnades. Immediately north of the Esplanade is the court of the fountains. At, the right is the ethnological building and at the left the music building, each 150 feet square. The court of the foun tains is to be the great center piece of the exposition. Here the principal elec trical displays are to take place. The court is to be illuminated at night with the diffused light of more than 100,000 incandescent electric lamps, the dis tribution being so perfect that there will be no shadows. Colors will be ex tensively employed to produce fantastic effects. The huge steel tower, 350 feet high, which stands at the north end of the court of the fountains, will be used In the production of extraordinary elec tric features. One of these will be an electric waterfall thirty feet wide and of seventy feet descent, from a niche In the tower. The tower itself is of im posing design and intricate workman ship. The many foundations in the great basin of the court will be made beautiful at night by means of electric lights of all colors. The very extraor dinary electrical features of the expo sition are made possible by the fact that electric power from the largest power plant in the world, at Niagara Falls, is to be provided in unlimited quantities. This power plant is only half an hour's ride from Buffalo and is one of the great sights for visitors to the exposition to include in their itiner ary. Opposite the court of the fountains the the two big buildings of the exposi tion, the machinery and transportation building on the west and the manufac tures building on the east These are each 500 by 350 feet and each has a beautiful tropical court with an aquatic pool in the center. Some of the Buildings. From here a broad avenue shaded by poplars, called the Mall, extends be tween the agricultural and electricity buildings and beyond them are the manufacturers building and ten acres devoted to live stock exhibits. Head quarters of all the officials of the expo sition will be in the service building, which is close to the machinery and transportation building, one of the most important structures of the exposition. The massive steel tower divides the court of the fountains from the Plaza. It stands in a large aquatic basin and a picturesque bridge enables the vis itor to reach it from the Plaza. In the tower, at the height of seventy feet, is a large restaurant. There are prom enade floors at various heights and a balcony near the summit, from which a bird's-eye view of the exposition, the city, Lake Erie, Niagara River, and open country may be obtained. AH the floors are reached by means of elevators. POSITION The Plaza Is 500 feet by 350 feet. Standing at the tower building, at the right, is the stadium building, 341 feet long by 52 feet wide, with towers 164 feet high. This ornate building forms the entrance to the athletic field or stadium, where 25,000 people may be seated to witness the high-class ath letic contests to be provided. The ath lectic carnival of 1901 is intended to be the greatest ever given in A.inerica. Of course there Is a Midway. No ex position would be complete without one after the world-famous "Midway" of the Chicago exposition of 1893. Mid way of the Buffalo show will be in the form of an anchor, one rather winding street lined, with the principal shows and a cross street at the end for the "overflow." Applications for space on the Midway have poured in from all conceivable sources and for all man ner of entertainments and novelties, and the director of concessions will be enabled to choose a splendid lot of "shows" for the street. The general style of the buildings is that of the Spanish renaissance, modi fied to suit the character of an expos! tion. There is a generous use of color, the red roofs and tinted walls giving the completed work a festival aspect. Domes, lanterns, pinnacles and statues, waving flags and streamers make gay the sky line. The facades of the build ings are everywhere broken with elab orate architectural features and ar- caded effects are much used through out the vast group. There are more than twenty large buildings and mas sive architectural works, besides the numerous state and foreign buildings. buildings for special exhibits, public comfort and other purposes. The ex tensive use of trees, shrubs, flowers and aquatic pools relieves the severity that is usually encountered in exposi tion groups. Nevada Spunk. There is a humorous florist in this city by the sea. Whether it is inten tional or not, nobody knows, but he has certainly had some funny experiences of late. The other day a woman In Nevada wrote to him that her husband was dead and that she "wanted some thing nice for John" to be sent at once. With due dispatch he plucked a horse shoe off the wall where it had rested for years, and filling It with sweet white roses, he forwarded it to the widow. In a few days the expressman drove up and said the charges on an awkr ward-looking bundle he carried were $1.05. The florist paid him, and upon opening the little gift found the horse shoe, looking as if it had had a bad night, and thoroughly dilapidated. On top was pinned a slip of paper which said: "Dear Sur Mebbe you think yer funny, but even if my John wuz a blacksmith you needn't send no horse shoe. He wuz rispsctable and honest and you hain't got no right to' make fun by him." At last accounts the budding young man had made no reply, but it's two to"one that If some gambler dies he will send up a broken wheel. Salt Lake Tribune. Invented the Arc Light. A patent record which has been un earthed at Toronto shows that the or iginal Inventors of the electric arc light were two Toronto men, Henry Wood ward, a medical student, and Matthew Evans, a saloon-keeper. The Invention, completed in 1873, was the fruit of their joint experiments. It was patented In the following year. 'Protection" Tor Gamblers. It is estimated that gamblers in New York have been paying over $2,000, 000 a year for "protection." - jj w-uat x ue more Important matters will come in due time. When a woman neglects her hus band's shirt she is no loneer the wife of his bosom. The original bunko man probably came over in the steerage. SUPPOSE WE SMILE. HUMOROUS PARAGRAPHS FROM THE COMIC PAPERS. Pleaaant Incidents Occurring the World Orar-Sayings that Are Cheer ful to Old or Young-Funny Selec tion, that Kvsrybody Will Knjoy. Nell Maude tells me she is troubled ivlth insomnia. Bess No wonder, poor girl! She's 82, if a day, and has never been en gaged. Something Unusual. Jaggsby I'm feeling awfully queer this morning, my dear. I wonder what is the cause of it. Mrs. Jaggsby Oh, don't be alarmed You came home sober last night, that's all. Information Wanted. "Speaking of heirlooms," said the landlady, "I have one which has come down- through five generations and "Pardon me," interrupted the fri volous boarder, "but do you rater to the butter?" No Cause for Alarm. Customer Wow! Didn't you clip off a piece of my ear that time?" Barber Yessah; but only er little piece, sah; not 'nff to 'feet youh hear in', sab." Chicago News. He Still Had Them. Judge I see you lost a couple of front teeth In the fracas. Prisoner No, your honor. I didn't lose them. Judge But they are missing. Prisoner Yes, but I swallowed them "Seek and Ye Shall Find." Dixon I see Rover's back In town Hixon Who's Rover? Dixon Why, don't you remember the young fellow who went to Texas seven years ago said he wanted experience and excitement? Hixon Oh, yes. I wonder if he found what he was looking for? Dixon I guess so. I understand he married a widow with five children. Almoat aa Good. "Do you believe you will succeed in having your man acquitted?" asked one lawyer. "I haven't given much thought to that phase of the question," answered the other. "But I am absolutely confi dent that we can have the trial post poned often enough to prevent a con vlctlon." Washington Star. Particular. Patience Why In the world doesn't that fellow get married? Patrice Oh, I guess he thinks no girl will make as good a wife as his mother used to make. Yonkers States man. Easy Matter to Adjust. dhorty Can you reach it? Longlegs No. Shorty Let me on top, then. You can hold me higher than I can you. The Limit. "Don't you think my act is funny?" asked the comedian. "It's the limit," said the continuous manager, blandly. "It's ridiculous!" Philadelphia North American. Looking Forward. Little Sister (angrily) Now, you do what I say. Little Brother I won't Little Sister You won't, eh? Oh, don't I wish we was grown, up, and you was my husband. Maater of the Situation. How amiable your little boy seems to be?" Yes; we never object to anything he wants to do." Detroit Free Press. Southern Grit. Ida When I was recuperating down In Florida I used to go out and take a sand bath. You people here in Chicago never get a glimpse of the beautiful Florida sand. May Oh, yes, we get an abundant supply of that beautiful sand in our Florida strawberries. A Fixed Opinion. Irate Citizen I am going to kill yon, sir, for calling me a liar. Western Editor (calmly) That won't change my opinion at all. Detroit Free Press. Ia It a Good Thing? "They say good things never come singly." "I don't know. What about single blessedness ?" Philadelphia Bulletin. "I can't Imagine a woman marrying a prize fighter. "Too brutal?" "I should say. Why, he would never give her a chance to talk!" Philadel phia North American. At the Dinner Table. "Georgie, don't stare at Mr. Crum ley that way. It isn't polite." "I was Just waltln' to see him pick up his glass of water, ma. I heard pa tell you that he drinks like a fish." Cleveland Plain Dealer. One Objection. "There was one thing I didn't like about Bunker's lecture." "What was that?" "The fact that he was able to hire a hall to deliver it in." Cleveland Plain Dealer. Rudely Shattered. "Chumlelgh says his first love was his school teacher." "Indeed." "Yes. But he says love's young dream was shattered the first time she took him on her lap." "That seems funny." "Not at all. He was face downward at the time." Cleveland Plain Dealer. A Frequent Discovery. "Yes," she said. "I have found my husband out." "Found him out?" "Out every night!" Cleveland Plain Dealer. A Woman 'a Question. "I see," he remarked as he looked up from his paper, "that the British have recovered that battery of guns." "What was it covered with the first time, dear?" she sweetly asked. Cleveland Plain Dealer. A Way Around It. "I shall never be able to find another husband like dear John," said the widow. "I know," replied the persistent suitor. "But wouldn't you like an en tirely different one, Just by way of contrast?" Philadelphia North Amer ican. The Joy of Rivalry. "Aren't you late cleaning house, Mrs. Tozer?" "Yes; but It such a pleasure to begin when other women's houses are all get ting mussed up again." Indianapolis Journal. Why Jonea Ia Not Working. Friend Is Jones working here now? Manager No, he got loaded, we fired him, and he went off. Sighting a Wrong. Smith (angrily) I understand you said my face would stop an automobile. Jones 1 certainly never said anything of the kind. Smith Then I must have been mis informed. Jones That's what you have. In stead of stopping at sight of your face, any reputable automobile would in crease its speed. Chicago News. Makes Its F scape. Biggs Miss Cloepster says every time she goes out In her rainy-day skirt the weather clears off. Boggs Clears out, she means. Ever see it? New York Press. Dramatic Expansion. "Do you think 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' can hold the public another season?" "Oh, yes; we've Introduced a planta tion cakewalk this year." Chicago Record. Turn Will Come. The homely worm had been trans formed into an ethereal creature known as the butterfly. "How you have changed!" remarked the red spider. "What brought about that beautiful transformation?" inquired the white gnat "What caused you to turn?" asked the grasshopper. Then the butterfly spoke for the first time "Even the worm will turn." Thus we find that passe sayings are current in the field. Distorted br Glamour. 'What Is the honeymoon, pa?" 'Well, the honeymoon is the only pe riod In a man's life during which he considers it funny to come home and find that his dear little wife hasn't din ner ready on time." Detroit Free Press. Man in the Kitchen. "Well, Jack, how do you like keeping bachelor's hall?" "Oh, It's awful. I made coffee and cooked one egg this morning and had to wash fifteen skillets." Indianapolis Journal. Flowers in Mexico. One of the chief delights of the city of Mexico is its flowers. Roses, violets. forget-me-nots, marguerites and lilies bloom all the year round. There are few weeks when a quarter will not buy a splendid big bunch and when a silver dollar will not fill the vases in the house to overflowing. Flowers are sold not only at the flower market near the cathedral, that Is devoted entirely to flowers, strawberries and birds, but at the other markets and on the street corners. The "flower girls" of the cap ital are all boys and men. At some places In Mexico, particularly Guadala jara, little girls are to be seen on the streets all day and in the evening offer ing boutonnleres for which they will not set a price, but ask you to give what you please. It is hard to And a flower on sale anywhere after midday. The flower seller makes bouquets in the most artistic fashion. The street venders never sell loose cut flowers, but arrange them on a basework of green so that each flower stands by Itself, and the whole bunch is prettily finished with a garniture of green. leaves or ferns.