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, HAS THE FINEST JOB OFFICE , IN DOUGLAS COUNTY. CARDS, BILL HEADS, LEGAL BLANKS And other printing. Including Large and Heavy Posters and Showy Hand-Bills, Neatly and expeditiously executed , A.T PORTLAND PRICE. -J i IS ISSUED Saturday ornlnsrs, -BY THE DOUGLAS COUNTY PUBLISHING CO. mi o Om Tar. fix Mentha.. . S4 . ' X S -. Tbse are the terms for those paying la advance. r o xvDio'ZFDKtT oxreri cot lnaaaemena to aa- verttiers. , Terms, reasonable. -! , vol. vnx TlOSEBUItG, OREGON, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15. 1883. NO. 23, THE.: INDEPENDENT I i roil? pi? ww i? iw a LsJLu . wr . aaoDsi la bIbeHcLu m.t szaHjaU aja 0 :3S:J.JA8KU1.EK PRACTICAL Vatchmakee, "jeweler, optician. allworx warranted. AND Dealer la Watches, Clock. Jewelry, -f . And a Full Line of Cljjars, Tobaccos , and Fancy Goods. Toe only reliable Optometer In town for the proper adjustment of Spectacle ; always on band. Depot of the Genuine Brazilian Pebble Spec- - : ; ? tacies and Eyeglasses. .. OFFICE First door soota of post office. Rose fear. Oregon. - , J . . .-, . . r . , .. . . ..... , Boot and Shoo Store, nOSSDURG. OON., On Jacks n Street, opposite the Postoffice. Keeps on hard the largest and best assortment of ,Eaateria n Sain Franelsea Boot and - Iims, Gaiters, Slippers 1 And eTeiy thing In the Boot and Shoe Line and SEXXS CHEAP for CASH. Boots and Shoes Made to Order Fit Guaranteed. -Perfect I use the Best of Leather and Warrant all my woik. XlGlA.lRIlVit Neatly Done On Short Notice. I keep always on hand TOYS AND NOTION 3 aarV oalcal Inntrumenti and Violin String a Spe cialty, I.UC1S LAAQEHHICUG. M. W. DAVIS, DENTIST, ROSEBURG, OREGON. OFFICE-ON JACKSON STREET. Up Stair?, over 8. Mrfcs & Co.s New Stare. nAHOHEY'O 6ALOOM '' Nearest to the Railroad Depot, Oakland Jas. 3Ia.li on oy, Prop'r. The finest of wines, liquors and cigars ia Doug las county, and the beat '' UI3L,lL,I-sVIir TAjaxa ia the State kept la proper repaln Parties trareling on the railroad wtn find tail place Tory handy to visit during the sWp .. ping of the train at the Oak land Depot. GiT ma acalL jrJi. iaAHONSY. JOHN PHASER, Home Made Furniture. WILBUR, OREGON. Upholstery, Spring Mattrasses, Etc., . Constantly on hand. riinillTIIDC I hart the best stock of rUN 111 I Ullt. rurnlture south of Portland And all of my own manufacture. 'No two Prices to Customers Residents of Douglas county are requested to giro ine a call before purchasing elsewhere. ALLWOBK WABRAKTED.-Sa DEPOT HOTEL DAKLAKD, - - OREUOS. Ilicliard Thomas, Prop'r. npUIS HOTEL HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED for a number ot years, and has become rery popolarwith the traveling public. First-claaa SLEtPINQ ACCOMMODATIONS. And the table supplied with the best the market affords. Hotel nl the depot of the Railroad. H. C. STANTOW, Dealer in Staple Dry Coods I Keeps constantly on hand ment of a general assort- EXTRA FINE GROCERIES, WOOD, WILLOW AND GLASSWAK", ALSO Crockery and Cordage . , - . A full stock of NCHOOL BOOKS ..... St as required by the Fublic County Schools, All kinds of STATIONKRY. TOYS and FANCY ARTICLK!,, To suit both Young and Old.. BUYS AND SELLS LEGAL TENDERS, furnishes Checks on Portland, and procures DntfJiou Sau Francisco. ALL EI li M OF BkttT QUALITY VL.J- ORDERS rroDiptly attended to and Goods shipned with care. AddreW. Hnchenej & Beno, Portiand. Oregon Stinsori, a young man jnst attained Lis majority, was arrested at Louisville re cently, while attempting to throw him self head-fin, from ,the top of a freight car. He se 1 ho had tried to make a ,man of hin jelf, but bad failed, and waa "no good," and wanted to die. He was taken to jail, and within 15 minutes had climbed to the top of the corridor. He threw himself to the flagstones below, fracturing his skuil and dying in a few minutes. , Being despondent for some timV, he bade his family good-bye injthe morning, saying they would probably see him no more. DR. LATEST NEWS SUMMARY. BY TLKGBAPn TO DATE. The natives in the interior of Zulu- land are at war with each other. In the trial of Frank James the iurv brought in a verdiet of "nut guilty." The eleventh annual inter-state indus trial exposition opened at Chicago Sept. 7th... . The latest news from the infected dis tricts of Egypt state that the oholera is abating. President Arthur returned to Wash- Ington Sept. 8ch, being, absent more than a month. A small steamer was successfully sent through the whirlpool rapids below Niagara Falls Beph 7th;- - The striking coal miners at Massilloa, Ohio, were successful in obtaining the ten per cent, advance they asked for. The first train on the Mexican Nation al Kiilroad arrived at Saltillo Sept. 7th. The whole populace were oat to witness the great event. Horace Greeley's farm near Chataqua, N. Y., was sold recently for $10,000; Oabrielle Greefey, surviving daughter, was the purchaser. The lighthouse at Pass Marian, Missis sippi Sound, burned Sept. 6th. The in mates, two young men, drifted off on a door and were rescued. At Jacksonville. HI.. Sept. 7th. the First Presbyterian church, the largest in the citr, was destroyed by fire. Loss, $75,000; insurance, 823,000. Len Redfield and Joe Tattle, who were engaged in the recent stage robbery near Florence, Arizona, were lynched by the citizens of that place, Sept. 3d. At Hartford, Conn., Sept. 8th., Mrs. John P. Smith, a well .known novelist, was killed while oat driving with her husband, the horse running away. The constitutional convention o f Da kota, in session at Sioux Falls, unani mously elected BartlettTrip as president of the convention. Mr. Trip is an emi nent lawyer and a Democrat. At San Francisco, Sept. 7th, a fright ful affair occurred in a saloon, whereby Thomas Mullen, a cooper, was shot dead by Edward Lacy, another cooper, in a drunken frolic Both men had spent the day visiting saloons, and were much intoxicated. Alter taking a drink to the place where the tragedy occurred Mullen felt a pistol in Lacy's pocket, and told him to exhibit it, when Mullen placed the muzzle in his mouth, telling his friend to pull the trigger. Lacey did so, forgetting in his drunken condition that the pistol was a self-cocker. Mullen fell dead. The two have been warm and intimate friends for the ptst eleven years. At half past five o'clock Saturday, Sept. 8th, 60 miles west of Helena, on the banks of Deer Lodge river, Montana, President Villard drove the "golden spike." whioh united the eastern and western branches of the Northern Pacific Railroad, making the third through line across the continent. Following is a short extract of his address: "Gentle men: It is my agreeable duty acd very great pleasure to offer a hearty welcome to this distinguisned assemblage on this memorable occasion and in these remark able surroundings. To you, the repre sentatives of foreign nations, the mem bers of the executive committee, legisla tive and judicial branches of the United States government, the governors of states and territories, the representatives of the European and American press, and our guests from abroad and at home generally, to you, one and all, I beg to offer.in the name of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company, profound thanks for your kind presence and participation in this, the most important event of our corporate existence. Oar work means the conquest of new fields for general commerce and industry. It ereates a new highway between Europe, America and Asia. The population of the Btates and territories traversed by our road is largely made up from the European nationalities represented here. We deemed it fit and proper, therefore, to bid, so to speak, both the old and the new world to this celebration, or, in other words, to arrange a sort of inter national festival. "Many of you have crossed the ocean, and all have traveled great distances, in order to be with us to-day. Be pleased to accept my as surance that we gratefully appreciate your sacrifice of time and comfort. In return, we earnestly wish to do our guests all possible honor and to give them all possible pleasure, and we trust that this trans-continental journey has been and will be an unalloyed enjoyment to them. We hope, moreover, that as in this hour a new and indissoluble bond will be formed between the countries to the east and to the west of these Rooky mountains, this gathering may also strengthen the ties of good will and friendship between the republic of North , America and the parent countries of Europe." He closed with the following remarks: "Let me then own, on this solemn occasion, that our edifice could have never been reared but for the liberality of the people of the United State, acting through the federal government, in providing a solid foundation in pur land grant; for the devotion and sagacity of the men who steered our craft in the days of dis tress and danger; for the generous for bearance of our stockholders, the confi dence of the public, the powerful help of financial allies; and last, but far from least, for the ability and faithfulness of the officers and employes of the company and for the myriads of honest toilers who earned their bread in the sweat of their brows for our benefit. And thus we are permitted to-day to behold this mighty task as all but finished. It was my proud privilege to exercise the chief direction over its last stages. No light duty it was, but wearisome, brain and nerve exhausting. Still,, its very gran deur inspired the will and the power to perform it, and there was comfort and elevation in the thought that we have built what cannot perisb, but will last to the end of all earthly things. Let us hooe and pray that this great work of man will stand forever, it may also for' ever be an immortal honor to ita build era, a permanent pride and profit to its owners, and most blessing to man." of all an everlasting The yellow fever at Pensacola is on the decrease. Beecher has had very slim houses it his lectures in San Francisco. The Manitoba railroad bridge across the Mississippi river was destroyed by firo September 5th. Ex-commissioner Raum estimates that the revenue from spirits and beer will amount to $100,000,000 a year. s The democratic legislature of Penn sylvania has decided to remain in session until the mandates of the constitution are carried out. J . Proctor Knott was inaugurated gov ernor of Kentucky, Sept. 5th. Fully 10,000 people were in Frankfort to wit ness the ceremonies. -N Villard and some of the excursionists participated in the laying of the corner stone for the capitol building of Dakota, at Bismark, Sept. 6th. At Minneapolis, Sept. 5th, the Tyn dale hotel, where President Villard's guests were banqueted by the city, was partially destroyed by fire. Mormon elders are having a hard time of it in the state of Georgia. At a recent meeting two elders were treated to a shower of rotten eggs and driven away. A sister of Captain Webb, recently drowned in an attempt to swim the Ni agara rapids, became insane when she heard of her brother's death and has been found in the river at Lady Smith, Natal. The Dutch steamer Handam, Captain Chevalier, from Amsterdam for New York, was damaged by a collision with the steamer Claudius, whioh was run down and sunk off Adra, Spain, recently. The crew were saved. Villard and party were tendered a grand reception at "Minneapolis on the ith. The streets were gaily decorated, and about 40,000 people were in the city, the largest turnout and the most event ful day in the history of the city. A disease known as splenetic fever has attacked the cattle of Lancaster county, Pa., and is raging with great violence. A large number of cases have already proven fatal. The disease is apparently on the increase and is occasioning great alarm among stockmen. A St. John. N. F., dispatch of Sept. 7.h says the Canima struck in a dense fog. A heavy sea was running. The passen gers and crew had to leap for life, and savel nothiig. The ship sank without giving time to procure provisions. Cat -tain Farquhar exhibited great skill and coolness, and the safety and lives of the passengers and crew are due to him. The Queen of the Pacific stranded on Clapsop spit at 2 p. m. Sept 4th. The passengers were all taken to Astoria safely, except Mrs. Bos worth, of Oak land, Cal., who had her leg broken. The steamer was towed off the following day by four tug boats, after throwing 700 tons of freight overboard to lighten her. Cause of the accident was the thick fog and smoke that prevailed at the time. At the opening of the general meeting of the American Social Science associa tion at Saratoga, recently, Prof. Way land, of the Yale law school, delivered an address on capital punishment. He disapproved of hanging, and favored perpetual imprisonment. He suggested a constitutional provision, making re lease from confinement impossible until the court before which the prison. r was convicted shall make it appear that he was innocent. The San Francisco wheat market is in an unsettled condition, owing to the dull ness of the Liverpool markets and to the indisposition of shipping agents to take offers of shippers. In the face of this it is reported that orders from buyers to purchase freely have.been sent into the interior. The large number of wheat vessels now in port has caused a decline in rates and the present belief is that lower rates will be accepted during the month. A parade of labor organizations of New York, Brooklyn, Jersey City and ad jacent cities came off in the former place, Sept. 6th. About 20,000 men were in line, representing almost every branch of labor. Crowds gathered along the route of the procession, whioh was re viewed by prominent labor agitators. After the proce?sion numbers went to a park on the outskirts of the city, where games and other amusements were en gaged in. . At Richmond, September 5th, a de cision of the -utmost importance was made by the United States court, con cerning the state debt. Judge Bond holds, first, that the tender of ooupons for taxes is a legal tender; that all con sequences from any other legal tender flow from this, and that it is the effect of the supreme court decisions. Second, that officers of the state will be enjoined from levying upon taxpayersiproperty after tender of coupons. Third, that as the questions in these suits depend upon the constitutionality of the state's legislature, the suits arise under consti tutions, and the circuit court of the United States has jurisdiction over them, without regard to citizenship or parties. If the decision stands it would seem the state can collect no more revenue until she provides for her coupons. The New York Public of Sept. 5th savs: Exchanges the last week and for the month of August show that embar rassment and hesitation have not been confined to one city or to one branch of business. At tho same time they show that the volume of busi ness is larger on the whold than ever be fore, at abont half of tbe cities ot .New York. Transactions here have been affected by large speculation in stocks. Nevertheless the fall is much below that of last year nearly 20 per cent, for the month and 18 per cent, for last week; but after deduction of the market value at 2.54 per cent, for -the month and 3.45 per cent, for the week, real speculation in almost" every branch is larger now than it was a year ago. Of the large cities Philadelphia. Cincinnati, Pittsburg. Louisville and New Orleans report larger exchanges than a yoar ago. both for the week and for the month; while Boston, St. Louis, San Francisco, Baltimore. Milwaukee and Providence report smaller exchanges, both for the week and month. Chicago is mixed. For the month it reports an increase, but , for the last week a decrease. - To Kiss and to be Kissed. Kissing, as bur; readers are aware, is under certain circumstances, a perfectly natural proceeding, and one which, with in certain limitations, constitutes a highly pleasing experience. It is a pro ceeding, moreover, which may be said to have received the sanction of universal custom from time immemorial and all the world over; and there are not at present any indications of its becoming in future less popular than it has been in the past.. A kiss is not a thing that you can successfully describe. A poetic lover .who undertook the description would probably never get beyond some stupidly inflated generalities. " Joafcliilling'ibeautif ully observes that the more a man tries to analyze a kiss the moire he ftq'tfrand he believes that the onlfvreal'way to define" a kiss is to take one. Kisses; of course, vary con siderably. There is the formal kiss of greeting, the fraternal kiss of affection, the kiss of policy, which is not always easy to give with good grace; the kiss under the mistletoe, which is only ob tained after (of course) a tremendous amount of struggling and merriment; the lover's kiss, which breathes a rap ture; and the staid and dutiful saluta tion of conjugal attachment. Such a classification as this only suggests an in definite variety of experience. A curious case of osculation is report ed from across the Atlantic. Some time ago a Mr. Finch, who was in the jewelry business in Newbern, United States, sold to a young lady named Miss Waters what was described as a beautiful set of real jet, the bargain being that he was to receive in payment 100 kisses, to be paid at the rate of one kiss daily. Mr. Finch was to call at the lady's house every day, Sundays excepted, to receive his (daily kiss, which Miss Waters undertook and promised to daily deliver to him. For thirty consecutive days, . Sundays ex cepted, Mr. Finch punctually called upon Miss Waters, and duly re ceived the stipulated salutation. On the thirty-first day, however, Mr. linen made a formal complaint that Miss Waters was not fulfilling her contract, inasmuch as she insisted upon permit ting him to kiss her cheek only. He maintained that this did not constitute a legal kiss, and demanded that he should be permitted to put his left arm around her waist and kiss her in the highest style of the art. To this, howeyer, a firm refusal was returned. The lady offered Mr. Finch a choice of cheeks, but insisted that the contract would not bear the construction put upon it. There upon Mr. Finch, in great indignation, brought an action for bieach of contract against the lady. This action raised several hew and in teresting questions, among the most im portant of which was what constituted. in the eyes of the law, a kiss. The plain tiff set up the further plea that there was a difference between active and passive kisses; that Miss Walters had promised to give him a certain number of kisses not merely to allow him to take them and that giving kisses was an act which required the use of the lips. The case was the subject of considerable contro versy in the press and elsewhere, but the writer, unfortunately, has never been able to discover the result of the legal Eroceedings which were instituted, and as concluded that a compromise of some sort must, as was at one time ex pected, have been brought about. An equally remarkable kissing trans action oocurred not long ago in Austria. In thia instance, a kiss was actually put up for sale at auction, and publicly be; stowed upon the highest bidder. The occasion was a charity fete got up in the little town of Torrantal on behalf of the poor of Agram. The well-meant en deavor of the benevolent ladies and gen tlemen who acted as salesmen and stall. holders to induce visitors to pnrchase trifles exposed tor 6ale at twenty times yheir value had not succeeded. Business nvas not brisk. The public who had filled the salle were not in a generous mood, and the organizers of the fete were disheartened. At this juncture one of the lady patronesses, a remarkably beautiful woman, had what she thought a happy inspiration. She took her husband aside, conferred with him for a few minutes, and shortly after, with his consent, offered a kiss to the highest bidder, the sum paid for the fa vor to be added to the receipts of the fete. Very low sums were at first of fered by the young men for, of course, the feminine portion of th visitors were not tempted by the opportunity and ul timately tbe kiss was knocked down at the relatively paltry figure of fifteen florins and eleven kreutzers. The hus band of the lady seeing the slight store set by the favor, offered to pay the amouut himself and take .the kiss; but the claimant had already handed over the money, and as he refused to agree to the bargain being canceled, the kiss was exchanged before the assembled eom- PanT- A voung laay reading in a newspaper the Other day of a girl having been made crazy by a sudden kis3. tailed the atten tion of her uncle, who was in the roon, to that singular occurrence, whereupon the old gentleman gruffly demanded what the fool had gone crazyfor, "What did she go crazy for?" archly asked the ingenuous maiden, "Why, for more ,1 suppose." It must be rather awkward and un pleasant to oe observed oy prying eyes when one indulges in a little innocent osculation. We haye all laughed over Dickens' account of how the fat boy .Joe, caught Mr. rupman m the act of kissing the spinster in the arbor atDiogley Dell; and many of our readers conld.no doubt, if they cared, recount equally humorous episodes in their own experience, or at the expense of their friends. Apropos, there is rather a good story, which comes all the way from the antipodes. The camera obscara at the Melbourne Expo sition commanded a view of the streets of Melbourne, and alao of the steps lead mg up to tbe dome. ua tne occasion in question, the exhibition was not very full of visitors.and while several persous were looking at the camera they observed the reflex of a young gentleman and lady coming up the stairs towards the -dome. Their looks told how far they were en tangled in the meshes of love, but they need not have betrayed it quite so open ly as they did. Both gazed anxiously around; no one was looking, the oppor- tunity was too good to be lost, and so the languishing swain clasped his lady love in his arms and imprinted a kiss upon her lips. Tbe sound could not have betrayed them, but they had forgotten mat unfortunate camera: and amid the rather inconsiderate above, they, in hot hasty retreat. laughter ol those confusion, beat a It is certainly, one wonld suppose, quite withfn the right of engaged lovers to find fault with each other for bestow ing favors of this kind in other quarters. An engaged young gentleman got rather neatly out of a scrape of this description with his intended. She taxed him with having kissed two ladies at some party at which she had been present. He owned it, but laughingly assured her that th sir united ages only made. 21. The simple-minded girl only thought of 10 and 11, and laughed off her pout. The wily rascal did not explain that one of the girls he had kissed was 19 years of age and the other 2. With the merry, time-honored custom of kissing under the mistletoe our read ers, are all, of course, familiar. Nor is it necesary to more than allude to the well-known understanding that a lady, finding a gentlemen asleep, may salute him with a kiss and then claim as a re ward a pair of gloves. We have known young men to go asleep in the most care less way imaginable, in full cognizance of this danger, and lose several paits of gloves before they happened to awake. Many young ladies, would probably think tha act of kissing a gentleman whom they chanced to find asleep rather a breach of the proprieties than other wise; but there are lew in stances in which they - could not rely upon the fall and free forgiveness of the persons against whom the offense was committed who, indeed, in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, would be only too willing to submit to such sweet chas tisement, whether asleep or awake and to pay the penalty without a murmur. Chambers Journal. Waterfalls Under Ground. A party explored the Blowing Springs Cave for a few hundred feet recently and returned with a tale of marvelous dis coveries and wonderful experiences. The party was organized by Mr J. P. McMillin, of this city, to continue the investigation. He was accompanied by Mr. Mark Long, the well-known civil engineer. They were supplied with coal oil torches, pine knots, lanterns, ropes and all other equipments, besides taking along levelling rods and transits. Although the river is very low the water laves the mouth of the cave, and the en trance was obtained ouly by crawling through the water, when at once the scene changed and they stood in an im mense chambers The party entered at 9 A. M. and remained in - until 3 p. m., and were walking nearly the entire time. By actual measurement they traversed a dis tance of 1235 feet, and from all appear ancea the wonderful cavextended to an indefinite length. Their explorations met with the happiest results and the wonderful sights which met their aston ished gaze seem more like views in fairy land. They first entered a succession of large ohambers from which huge stalatites hung suspended in countless myriads and glistened in the flickering lights like diamonds. About 200 feet from the mouth they encountered another cave. but it extended only a Bhort distance. Returning to the main cave, they pro ceeded further, and following a branch to the right they came upon a huge sub- eranean lake. They were unable to proceed further in that direction, and again returned to the main oave and ad vanced. Ahead of them was heard the roar of rushing waters and they soon encountered a waterfall, its height being 27 feet. A branch led to the left, and within a short distance they beheld an other waterfall, the cliffs rising to a sheer height of 150 feet. The water came over with a roar like thunder, the volume be ing fully 12 inches in diameter. With the meagre facilities they could not pro ceed any further in that direction, and returning to the mam channel again ad vanced, until their explorations were brought to a sudden stop by a precipit ous wall of solid rock rising to a height of fully 100 feet. They then stood in an immense cham ber, fully 200 feet wide, almost circular in shape; walls of solid stone rose on all sides, and the roof spanned it as a dome. From the centre of the dome a stream of water poured, falling in the oentre of the chamber; the stream was fully 12 inches in diameter, and was ioy cold and clear as crystal. The party stood almost speechless with admiration at this sub lime' spectacle, but were barred from further progress by . precipitous walls. Chattanooga Times. Drinking a Tear. "Boy, I won't drink without you take what I do," said Old Josh Spillit,in reply to an invitation. He was a toper of long slanding and abundant capacity, and the boys looked at him in astonish ment. "The idea," one of them replied, "thatn you should prescribe conditions is.langh- able. Perhaps you want to force one of your abominable mixtures to- us. You are chief of the mixed drinkers, and I won't agree to your conditions." '"He wants to run us in on castor oil and brandy," said the Judge, who would willingly have taken the oil to get the brandy. "No, I'm "square," replied Spillis. "Take my drink and I'm with you." t The boys agreed, and stood along the bar. Everyone turned to Splitt, and re garded him with interest. ' " "Mr. Bartender," said Spillit, "give me a glass of water." "What, water," the boys exclained. "Yes, water. It's a new drink on me, I admit, and I expect it's a scarce arti cle. Lemma tell you how Ioame to take it. Several days ago, as a passel of us went flshin' we took a fine chance of whisky along an' had a heap of fun. Long toward evenin' I got powerful drunk, an crawled under a tree an went to sleep. The boys drank up all the whisky an' came back to town. They thought it a good joke 'cause they'd left ma out thar drunk, an told it around town with a mighty blaster. My son got hold of the report; an' told it at home. Well, I laid under that tree all night, an when I woks in the mornin' thar sot my wife right thar by me. She didn't say a word when I woke up, but she sorter turned her head away. 1 got up and looked at her. She still didn't say nothin' but I , could see that she was chokin. ." 'I wish I had suthin to drink, Vs I. "Then she, tuok a cup what she fotch with her and went down to whara spring biled up, an' dipped up a cupful an' fotch it to me. Jes as 6he was handin'it to me she leaned over ter hide her eyes, an I seed a tear drap in the water. I tuck the cup an' drunk the water an' the tear, an' raisin my hands I vowed that I would never after drink my wife's tears agin; that I had been drinkin' them for the last twenty years, an that I was goin' to stop. You boys know who it was that left me drunk. You was all in the gang. Give me another glass of water, Mr. Bartender." Arkansaw Traveler. Scarlet Fever and Sewerage. In a recent paper on some of the con ditions which modify or increase the in fective charactor of scarlatina, Dr. Car penter takes the ground that while rigorous isolation is required whenever and wherever the disease occurs, in its early stages.it is unnecessary to continue this for many weeks, as is often done. He thinks that the isolation might be restricted to a fortnight. He gives the case of a sohool at Croyden, where scar latina appeared over and otxr again. "The unused cesspool had become the recipient of the washings of a slaughter house, and that and cold water had found a way into the ceespool, and further ex amination showed that it occurred once a week, displacing the aerial contents of the ceespool into tbe closets and urinals of the boys, and explaining the cause for complaint, which,' at the time they were made, seemed unaccountable. The cesspool was filled up, the slaughter house sewer was unstopped and made to discharge its sewerage in the right di rection, that is, into the sewer. Tbe house has been occupied as' a school since 1862, and there has not been any outbreak of scarlatina among the occu pants from that time to this. It must be evident that the cesspool in the school yard was intimately associated with the reappearance of scarlatina; that it con tained some material which continued its vitality, being fed with water con taining blood products which material was displaced by the introduction of fluid every week. There is a large pri vate school at Blackheath, where several outbreaks of scarlatina appeared. A close examination revealed tbe fact that the doors in the lobby acted as suckers on a piston-rod, and drew air backwards or forwards out of or into the class rooms, towards, or from the bathroom and latrines. 'Separated from the boys' closets, and leading oat of the latrines, was a water-closet which was locked up. It had been provided for the tutors, bat was seldom used. An examination of this water closet gave a most perceptible evidence of sewer smell, especially when a large volume of water had been dis charged down the latrines. It was quite clear that whenever the latrines were flashed, or the bath emptied, some part of the sewer became a closed receiver, and emptied foul air from the main sewer into the latrines by this water closet, and from thence into the class room. We have only now to provide that some of the factors of scarlatina shall be in the sewer for them to find their way into the class-room iu the manner indicated. When the disease appeared in the school it was very prev alent in the district lower down the hill. Sinoe 1874, the defective drainage hav ing been rectified, no succession of cases have appeared at all in the school, and the one imported" case has not been fol lowed by any general outbreak.'- San itary Engineer. No Nonsense about Him. There is no nonsense about the tiger, as there is about the lion. He does not go about imposing on poets. Wolves may, if they like, pretend that they are only dogs gone wrong from want of a better bringing up, and the lion swag ger as if he were something more than a very large cat; but the tiger never de scends to such prevarication, setting himself up .for better than he is, or claiming respect for qualities which he knows he does not possess. There is no ambiguity about anything he does. All his character is on the surface. "I am," he says, "a thoroughgoing, downright wild beast, and if you don't like me you must lump me. 'But in the meanwhile you had better keep out of my way." There is no pompous affectation of su perior "intelligence" about tigers. If they are met within jungles they do not make believe for the purpose of impress ing the traveler with their uncommon magnanimity ,or waste time, like the lion, in superfluous roarings, or " looking kingly.", On the contrary, they behave honestly and candidly, lik the wild beasts they are. They either retire precipitately with every confession of alarm, or in their fine outHpoken way "go for the stranger." Nor when they make off do they do it as if they liked it or hud any half mind about it as the lion, that Livingstone tells us trots away . slowly till it thinks itself out of sight and then bounds off like a greyhound wasting time in pretentious attitudes or in trying to save appearances. They bave no idea of showing off. If they mean to go they go like lightning and don't for a moment think of the figure they are cutting. But if, on the other hand,they mean fight ing, they givo the stranger very little leisure for misunderstanding their inten tions. The tiger, therefore, deserves to he held in respect as a model wild beast, for he knows his station, and keeps it, doing the work that nature has given him to do with all his might. Life has only one end for him, the enjoyment of it.and to this he gives the whole of his magnifi cent energies. Endowed with superb capabilities for taking lives and preserv ing his own, he exercises them to the ut most in tms one direction, witnout ever forgetting for an instant that he is only a huge cat, or nying in the face of Prov idence by wishing to be thought any thing else. Belgravia. St. Louis ia shipping considerable quantities of oleomargarine to H el land. Hair Bleaching. A young lady stepped into a hair store on Grand River avenue and asked tha proprietor: "Can you bleach my hair?" "Yes," answered the young man who owned the establishment, I can." "What will it cost?" "From $6 to $20 ; we cannot tell be cause there is a great difference in the time it takes to bleach hair.!' "And how long will it take?" "I oannot tell you that either; but we wonld rather sell you a bottle of the bleach and have you do jour own hair. We don't like to assume the responsi bility." ... ' -Here the wife of the proprietor looked up from a wig she was making. , "It ia a pity to bleach your hair," aha said, regarding the yonnggiiL- A'lt will . break off and fall out as coon aa it is bleached. Let me advise you to keep a j 1 T your good nair tne coior is is. x am makincr a wig now for a lady who had her head shaved at the barber's. She had her hair bleached and it all broke off and looked like stubble." "There is worse than that about it," said her husband. "There is now in the asylum at London, Ont., a lady from Goderich, who has been nopeiessiy in sane for three years from using tha bleach, and there are two well known ladies in this city who are in a very seri ous condition from brain troubles caused by its use." .... au "Then it is as dangerous as nair oyer suggested another party present. "It is a hundred times more danger a rtf . t 1 a. a. ous, but it does noc anect au constitu tions alike; some never show any effect from it, or if it makes thei ill, neither they nor their friends understand the cause of it. It is worse than foolish to destroy their hair in . that way; it ia wicked. I am in tne business ana seep the bleach for sale because they will have it, and, as I say, there are lota of folks it never hurts. "What is the process of bleaching the hair?" "You wash it out first with soda wa ter and then apply the fljaid to the roots and all through the hair. Some times a two ounce bottle will turn the hair light, but it must be applied at regular inter vals, as fast as the roots grow out. We have the French bleaoh in bulk, but it is sold by other hair dealers in small bot tles, $1 a bottle." "What do they do with, dark eyebrowa when the hair is light?" "Pencil them with the IFrenou eyebrow crayons. We have them both in red and blonde." "Dark evelashes often go with light hair, naturally," said the wife of the hair dresser. ''My hair is lignt and never naa been bleached, and my eyebrows are al most black." The voung lady who had evoked this ; information concerning tne hair conclud ed to let her head alone. A few questions asked at the leading hair store on Wood ward avenue elicited about the same in formation concerning the process, but it was considered non-poisonous. The "water of gold" eau d'or is the name of the white and harmless looking liquid which the hair dresser calls "bleach, and which would hardly tell aa readily as it does if it were labeled poison. Detroit Post and Tribune. IXDUSTEIAL NOTES. Steel nails pre the latest novelties. Bricklayers in Houston.Texas, receive $6 per day. New York uses from 8000 to 10,000 tons of ice a day; Fizs are worth $3 per bushel in St. Augustine, Florida. , The potato blight has appeared ia Wayne, Pennsylvania. The latest use of electricity is its ap plication to bleaching linen. Ohio's wheat crop is stated at only ona half what it was in 1832. Seville, Florida, expects to ship at least 1,000.000 oranges this season. The San Domingo sugar crop is short 50 per cent., and a financial crisis pre vails. The annual products of the British American sea fisheries are set down at about $10,000,000,. Minneapolis is reported to ship annu ally, beyond her local consumption, 1,650,870 barrels or flour. A cypress log twenty-seven feet in cir cumference has been sent from Florida to the Louisville exhibition. The New England mackerel trade is almost in a panic. Tbera.is a deoreaaa of 183,454 barrels from last year. Over 800,000 dozen of eggs have been imported into the district of Oswegatche, N. Y during the last two months. There are 682 furnaces in the oountry. Of these only 334 are in blast, yet the stock of pig iron has increased 144,935 tons since the first of January. Erath county, Texas, has an infant in dustry whicb needs protecting just now. It is a littla girl, six years old, wno is an expert telegraph operator. " "-' Tea culture is carried on in several of the Southern States, and acoording to a letter from that section, the number of families that regularly use tea of domes tic production is steadily increasing. Abont S25.000.000 are invested -fn the hakerv business in this countrv. divided up among 7000 establishments. The an- nual production is worm $vu,uw,uw, and $45,000,000 of raw material-la used. Augusta has 133,800 spindles actually turning. These are set in ten mills, which have a capacity of 20,000 addition al capacity. Besides these, another mill, with a capacity of 30,000, ia now being built. . .... ., , : Business appears to be dull in Eng land. A decrease of $1,500,000 imports and $2,500,000 exports, for the monfh of July, as compared with the correspond ing period of last year, is a discouraging sign of the times. Stones which have long been numer ous on the soil of South, Carolina are now being manufactured and used for fertilizing purposes. The deposits of these stones, which were long considered worthless, are now said to be more valu able than the guano beds of Peru.