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Woodland Daily Democrat (Newspaper) - July 15, 1891, Woodland, California VOL. XX VII I.WOODLAND, YOLO COUNTY, CA Ii., WEDNESDAY EVENING, .IC LY 15    1891. NO ll SOCIETY MEETINGS. ACTIVE SMUGGLERS. Sun rU® Council. O. V. F., No. 67, will meet first aud third Friday evenings of every mouth, In thetr hall, Olympic Block, F irst street, Wood arni. J    VV.    M.    EKK,    <    Olin. O. I'. Hr ria: ion, Secretary. BUSINESS CARUS. n. A. HAWKINS. CRAIG & HAWKINS. THEY KEEP THE SPECIAL TREASURY AGENTS VERY BUSY. 4 Part ut the Customs Department of the Government of Which Hut Little I* Known—'leu Whose Sharp Byes save I note Nam Thou sands of Dollars. ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS-AT LAW Woodland, ;    CALI    FOHN    I    A.    I AjrNotariei Public.-%* Have also a new and accurate Abstract System of all lands in 5 oln County.    , DR. L. M. GRAY PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON 8PK< IAT, ATTENTION (OVEN TO THE TH R' 'AT AND NOSE. Office—Jackson bidding, residence, John L. Stephens. Telephone No. IO DR. J. CLARK, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON SPEC I Af. ATTENTION GIVEN TO TUE KAR ANI) EIK. Office corner of .'lain an t First streets, res* deuce, corner First ant Cr »*•* street*. Wood land Cal. Telephone No. IT. L. B. HOLMES* D. D. S., ^DENTAL PARLORS J"-- MAIN STREET. OVER EXPRESS OFFICE Crown and Bridge Work a Specialty. Oah, Ch Lotto co ai, or Kl her Administered for Extracting. A. N. DICK, M. D W. A. DICK, D. D. 8 DICK A SOK. DENTISTS, —    —    —    WOODLAND, CAL Bank of Woodland Building. DR. R. EDO AK CAMPBELL. DENTIST, -    - _    WOODLAND OfTl e and Parlor*, removed to Armstrong A Mge building. DR. E. K. CALDWELL. PHYSICIAN - AND - SI M.EON o Ylee-*§n J ack non Bim Drug *stnre Bes I de nee-Oak street house. •k, over Gray A Son’* west of new school C. W. THOMAS. ATTORNEY AND CDI SHELOR AT LAW Beamer Block, Woodland, Cal. u r RHT. UC M. DK HU HST RST A' ll TRST ATT0RNEY8-AT-LAW. NOTARY PUBLIC < idle*-: —Arn.st rue .' A Alf** Budding, WOODLAND, ...    -    CAI.    KOKEIA C. M. HEAD. ATTORNEY AND COIT SHELOR - \T - LAW Woodland, NGT VHI office with it. i lark. ('aliforula PUBLIC. Will {MCK Til the Court*. in all DR GE<>. II. JACKSON. PHYSICIAN -    -    AND si RO RON office and Residence over Duncan’* Sh* Store, in Jackson Building. DR. ll I). LAWHEAD. PHYSICIAN -    -    AND -    -    SURGEON Office, Jackson Block, Main St. over ' A Son’s drug store. Residence West sic of Second, I}, blocks South of Main. ELIZABETH M. YATES, M. I). PHYSICIAN - AND -    -    SURGEON Office over Dr. Zimmerman's Drug S'*>* Residence, cor. of Lincoln Avenue and Elm siree . Cilice hours— u to 12 a. m. and 2 to 4 p. M. F. E. BAKER. ATTORXEY-AT law, WOODLAND, CAL Rooms I, and 3, Excelsior Block. Woodland,California. J. C. BALL. ATTORNEY -AT-LAW, - WOODLAND, CAL Office over Bank of Woodland. R. L. SIMPSON. ATTORNEY-AT LAW, WOODLAND, CAL Will practice in all the Courts. Office wit I J. C. Ball.over Bank of Woodland. HEALTH IS WEALTH! Dk. E. C. Wk ST’* Nkkvk and Amain Tnt: atm KST, a guaranteed specific for Hysteria DI ztneas, Convulsions, Hts, Nervous NeurVlgii, Headache, Nervous Prostration caused by Hie use of alcohol or tobacco, Wake;Hines*, Mental Depression. Softening of the Brain resulting in insanity and leading to misery, decay and death, Premature old Age Barrenness Loss of Power in either sex Involuntary Losses and .Spermatorrhu-a caused by over-exertion of the brain, selfabuse or over-indulgence. Each box contains one month s treatment. £1.10 a box, or six boxes for WVK), sent by mail prepaid on receipt of price. WK OI AHA NTWK X BOXES -p., (*n J*,, j, n v case. W itll each older re ce! v ed by us for six boxes, accompanied with £6. on, we will send the purchaser our written guarantee to refund tie money it the treatment does not effect a cure. Guarantees issued only by John V. Lei I hold, druggist, sole agents. Armstrong «fc Alge Building, Aood-land. Cal. In the extreme northwest corner of the basement floor of the New York custom house i* tile headquarters of the United States nieciul f reasury■ agent for this di* trict. It is an unostentatious suit of offices, plainly furnished, the Casements painted a virgin white. The casual visitor who -trolls in is amazed chiefly at one thing, that is at the order and neatness which prevails. lie sees a number of flat top desks at which sit clerical looking men figuring and writing An air of sleepy quietude pervades the place, as if it were some counting room where the most ordinary transactions in hides or wheat were the subject of consideration. Yet the quiet office is the fountain head of what may be termed the United States treasury detective work for this district. Die special treasury agent is stat ioned here. A special treasury agent’s mission is an anomaly and a paradox. He is at once a watch dog and in certain lines an auditor. He is a prevention and a cure, He watches alike the just and theunjust, the righteous and the sinning, the customs officer and the smuggler. The thiit) local agents r**|>ort directly to the department at Washington, with a leaser consumption of red tape and a more frequent use of the telegraph and the iron bourn! packet than almost any other depart ment iii our great governmental system unless it be thai of tile secret service. PERFECT ESPIONAGE. The detective work of the inspectors and agents is always interesting. Thetreasury agents throughout the country work nya-I tematically and into each other's hands, f and by means of this wonderful uuiiy iii , the department the most perfect system of ; espionage and care has beeu built lift. The special treasury agent's department saves to the I uited Mates annually many hundreds of thousands of dollars over and above expenses of its maintenance. Probably no bureau under any of the cabinet departments has been proved to lien more thoroughly useful and paying institution. The treasury agent for the local district ha* always had his hands full. The local office has had in charge such matters as the investigation attendant on the finding j of the Is sly of the murdered Dune in a bur I re I of plaster on board the steamship I Thing val la, from Copenhagen, which • aroused so much interest; the pushing of I cases id the discovery of criminals eon-j nee ted with the illegal importation of J opium, both by way of water and over the ! (.'mind mu hue; accumulative discoveries j connected v\ith the wholesale smuggling of cigars, and the seizures aud strict ss* I tem of espionage which have decreased the percentage of this illicit trade, and many other ojien-aml above Inward varieties of fraudulent dealings with the government-, The most roman? ic aud Interesting pot* lion of the work of tile inspectors is the secretor detective part of it, aud the inspectors and aget) is who visit the steamship docks or »t roil idly about the custom house or appraiser’s store* in citizen’s dress are all men of determination, keenness and energy. Tilt-surveyor of the port, with hi* force of Glo inspectors, twelve inspectres*es aud 119 night inspector*, is compelled to acknowledge that w ii hunt the aid oi the special treasury agent, and iii* efficient corp* of assistant* t nu Drove Hint cut would be defrauded of hundreds of thousands of dollars yearly Smuggling as carried on today varies little in Us methods or subterfuges from ! that of ten, twenty or fifty year* ago. I lie ; ingenuity of man is oonstanHy supplying : new means fur evading i he collection of ; lawful duties, but these newly invented I methods follow along old lines to a large extent, aud the facilities for capturing a J smuggler who operated in that unknown t epoch in history commonly called “before the war " are much the same a* tho**- lM vogue ut the present day GETTING TIPS. No one can appreciate the working* of the department who does not know that it is on intimate terms of correspondence with consuls at foreign cities, the ministers at foreign capitals, the department of state At Washington, the department of the navy, the secret *en ice and all i he branches of the customs department. When this is considered it is not strange that the inspector* of the special treasury agent s, fir at least tile agent* themselves are pretty well informed of all that is going on in the nature of importations and know just where and how to look for violations of the law. Thev tell many curious stories of methods in vogue, and many events which seem to be coincidental with certain facts, but which are in truth an outgrowth of those facts. One of the special agents understands that there is a quantity of smuggled cigars on board a Cuban brig. Under cover of darkness he is rowed out, and calls roughly to the sailors on board the ship that {ie has come for the cigars.** Quietly and deftly a box containing several hundred of the smuggled articles is passed down over the ship’s side, and away rows the inspector, seeming to disappear Uke a mist of the sea. Probably the captain of the brig has never, to this day, fathomed the disappear ance of those cigars. There were cigars, and they were handed to living bauds, aud a notice of their receipt was given by voices which were not of the spirit, aud yet within a very few minutes there were no cigars, and to the last, pit less the seizure room gives up many of the secret.* which it holds padlocked in Its depths, the smugglers will never be ub!e to fathom such occurrences as these.—New York World. MILLIONS FOR A THRONE. Tile Real Power Behind the King In Bnl- garla Is a Young Bu as i an. lf the prince is playing king in Bulgaria because he loves the sense of power— and it is exceedingly difficult to believe that he eau have any other motive it is still true that StambolofT is manager and holds the lx>x office, and that he i> likely to change the “star” whejievflr it pleases bi* fnney, pr« (Titled, of course, the Bulgarian audience* *till come to the play In other words, provided the various factions sting glingtoget control do not break up the theater and throw the company and the properties into the street. It is also equally trite that M Stefan StambolofT is today by far the most com mantling personality in his country. Never a soldier, and alway* a politician, with only three years’ schooling at Odessa, he became when hardly grown a Russian corresjHindcnt, and for some year* thereafter a Russian agent. Rising rapidly by Iii* own force of character, he was appointed a regent by Alexander when he abdicated, and now when only thirty-six years of atze occupies more of the nervous attention of t he government* of eastern Europe than any other one man west of tho Bos porns. StambolofT* plan for governing was simple and to the point. It called for five millions of ruble* anda king. Who this king might be, or where he should hail from, was a matter of detail. Anybody but a Russian « a Turk would do Aud so numerous ©fifers were made in a confidential way to various gentlemen who thought they had an especial, divine gift for reigning, and who lacked the opportunity only because of the depleted condition of tiieir hank accounts. At last a fond and ambitious mother and an obliging son with an almost unlimited reserve fund—unlimited for the ordinary needs of life—took the bait. It was not, however, a harmonious family arrangement, for it was well known that the young prince'* uncle, the Duke of SaveCoburg, did what he could to prevent the final agreement, he tieing an older and wiser diplomat, and ha\ ing had a long and varied experience in tile ups and don us of several see-saw governments. Among other things the duke boldly slated that it was only a question of money with the Bul garian, regents and that Ferdinand would leave the throne when hi* guldens were gone, as Alexander hat! left, to whom the Bulgarian government then owed ii,000,000 of franc* lf, however, the statement of reliable Bulgarian* i* to be taken, a very i considerable portion of Ferdinand’s private 1 estate (variously estimated at one-half to all of it i ha* already been absorbed.—F. Hopkins©!) Smith in Century. A Powerful 'Iic-roseope. Charles X. Dillon, instrument maker, siis*:    “R. B. Tulles, of Boston, now dead, wa* the greatest maker of microscope lense,* the world has ever seen. He once made an object glass that magnified 7,500 times. It was the first and only one ever const meted, and wa* made as the result of a long eon trovers)* with other microscopist* in regard I to the possibilitv of resolving what wa* ! known aa Nobert’s nineteenth hand. "N'obert was a Frenchman, who by mechanical appliances ruled on glass parallel lines at the rate of about 100,000 to the ital). Ko microscope lens then mode was *u 111-ie ut Iv powerful to count these line* Mi Tolies, a* a result of statement** made during the controversy, started to make an objective that should magnify 7,-VMI tim*.-. Tin* he succeeded in doing somewhere about 1*74. This objective wan one-sevetifcjr-fiftIj of an ihch in diameter, and i* aln nu a* large as the hole made in a sheet of paper by the point of a very line needle, This leu- wa* afterward *old for 4**00 to Major Woodward, in the government employ at Washington, hut in.* hill wa* not allowed by the auditor, and the leu- wan taken off hi* hand* by one Dr. Harriman. In turn he sold it to Dr. Ephraim Cutter, in whose possession it now is. Objectives that magnify >,000 times are rare, aud it ie a "powerful microscope’’ that magnifies even 3,5uo times. The*e are necessary In bacteriological research, and in testing blood corpuscles to determine, for instance, whether they are of human blood or not.—St. Louis (Robe I democrat, THE ROOM BY THE SEA. A MIGHTY NIMROD. O room so full of sunlight. Of sound and scent of No other room in all tin we Could be so dear in mo. >r Id O room that look- 1 southland ■ That looks to ea-t .md west! Thy four calm walls have held for me Life’* truest, purest, be-i. O room so full of flow* r*. Of sound of w ind and sett' The fairest room in cast Ie grand is poor compared to thee. And. room, when I have left thee, And stranger eyes peer in, Be true to me, nor ever speak Of dreams that dwelt herein. For, room, I love thee fondh. And hold thee iii my heart; But I have learned with all we love There comes a time to [tart. Kila Higginson in West Shore. The First Martyr of the Revolution. All of the school histories ami popular text books give tis to understand that. on April lh. 1775, at Lexington, Ma*s., the j first blood of the American war of independence was -he<l. Within the last few : years historians, who have been giving the j matter much attention, claim Westmin- I st«r, Vt,, as tile scene of the first tragedy in that memorable conflict and one William French as tho victim. Vermont at th At time was a part of New York. The people of the Vermont district were badly worker! up over the royalist question aud hail decided not to allow the regular se* sion of tho king s court to lie held in Westminster that spring. Accordingly, when the court officers were sent they were accompanied by ti body of royal troops. I he people were exasperated, and assembled in tit*1 court house to resist. When the conrt officials aud troops arrived orders were given for the people to vacate the room. This they refused to do, when the troops of George III crossed the grounds and fired into the little hand of patriots, “wounding some,” the accounts say. “and instantly killing William French* M ilo was shot clean through the head with a musket hall.” French was buried in the churchyard at Westminster, and a stone with the follow ing inscription was erected to his memory: In memory of William French, Who Was Shot at Westminster, March ye 12th, 1775. by the hand of the Cruel Ministerial tools of George ye lid at the Court House, at II o’clock at Night, in the 33 year of his Age."—St. Louis Republic. Jrifth Lace Making. After the famine of 1*47 lace making was i revived in Ireland. Limerick, the most I successful irish lace, is not really ti lace at j all. it is tambour work upon net and I muslin. The irish point, so ( ailed, is the ancient cut work, being made in quite the same way. Net wa- first made by machinery in 1708. The machine wa* an adaptation of the1 stocking loom to lace making, and was en rn I trot lh and not very effective. In 18b'.i John Heathcote, a farmer’.* son, evolved from consciousness and experience the first machine to make trite bobbinet with per ! feet six sided hole*. It brought a great ■ hue and cry about hi* ears from lace workers, who fancied they saw themselves thus reduced lo beggar). Tile Luddites broke into the factory-where the machines were first set up and I made scrap iron and kindling wood of them. 'I’he only result wa- to drive the new manufacture to other and -afer quarters. For long the secret of the machine’s construction was mo*t jealousy guarded by English manufacturers. Not satisfied | th* with letters patent they kept tip a coast patrol to make sure that nobody took model or drawings to France. At last, though, they were out wit ted A discharged workman, who had the plan of it in his miud. managed to get safe over sea and build a machine iii France.—New York Herald, The Remark able lU ront for Bagging Game Made It) a Maine Hunter. There appeared la-fore t lie committee ut fisheries and game at Augusta one of th*1 most remarkable hunters living in Maine — Alexander McLain, of Mattawamkeag, *ixty-seven years of age. He gave his testi mony for the protection of game and for the enforcement of honest law Mr. McLain is remarkable front the fact that in hi* experience as a hunter and guide for forty-seven year*, killing more game than any other man within her border, he has alw'tty* b****u a st ill hunter. It is the boast of his life that he never dogged a deer, even when the law allowed persons to slaughter game in an unsportsmanlike manner. McLain always gave a deer a fair chance for his life. In outwitting them he experienced the real enjoyment of a true hunter. It does not require much skill to put a hound on the track of a deer, and then to station yourself on the banks of a lake, and when the dog has driven the exhausted animal into the water to shoot, jierhaps, by resting your gun over a stump. That is the mode of the pot hunter and poacher, but not of the true hunter and guide that McLain is acknowledged to lie. For ten years he was a fish and game warden, and has done tis much to protect game as any man living in Maine. He never made a dollar aa warden, but brought many a poacher to justice. Mr. McLain gives the following statistics of game killed by himself; Deer, 1,000; moose, 125; caribou, 18; l>ear, 211; wolves, 52; red fox. 850; otter, 1G ». black cat, 125; sable, 175; beaver, 35; mink, 215; raccoon, 42; lynx, 45, and in addition thousands of muskrats and other small game. McLain has had many adventures in the woods. Once he caught an Indian in a bear trap. The jaws of the trap fastened about the ankle of the Indian and beld him a prisoner for thirty-six hours. The Indian’s cries were heard fora long distance before the trap was reached. Five years ago he had a light with a l)ear w bidi was caught in a trap. As he intended to take up the trap he went into the woods wit hout his gun. When the trap was reacted he found an enormous bear fastened by one foot. The bear had just got in and was ugly. McLain attempted to kill the animal with a club. The clog which held the trap gave way,and the bear, with the trap hanging to his foot, made for McLain and a savage light ensued. The bear caught McLain by the arm and bit it through. His clothes were torn off, and occasionally a portion of Hie skin with t hem. At t his juncture t he clog caught around a small tree. anchoring t he trap, and Melvin was able to make his escape. With the blood pouring out of his arm he walked two mile* to the river, where an Indian was encamped. His arm was partially dressed, and with the Indian and a gun he started back into the woods for the bear. The an imal wa* found, but beforethe Indian could shoot the bear pulled his foot out of the trap. leaving his toes in the jaws, aud made his escape. Mr McLain ha* caught most jill kinds of game alive. He caught a live moose and sold him to Charles Welds, of (Mamou, for #1**0, tit whom In- also -old three caribou for #175 and thirteen deer for seven dollars each. Seventeen young bears have been ' captured alive. Two wolves were caught iii <i trap and an .attempt mad** to tame th**m, but without avail. In capturing them Melvin piled brush On top of them and then slipped a muzzle over their heads, Ile says notwithstanding his year* he is ready to put his friends on tile track of game in the season, and will warrant that hunt will not he fruitless. He ha* guided Belfast .sportsmen and they are loud in his praise. Belfast Journal. Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov’t Report. ABSOIi/TECr PURE NEW ! NEW I HACHMANN NEW I Leading Tailorl -IS NOW PREPARED TO GIVE- BETTER FITS, - BETTER GOONS, - BETTER SATISFACTION SUITS X H A N EVER. NEVER 80 GOOD!!!!! NEVER 80 LOW IHI!    ^ NEVER SO STYLISH HH! SUITS CALL AND EXAMINE THEM FOR YOURSELF: Parlors a Few Doors West of the Postoffice. Slavens & Steiner, The Housekeeper’s Friends.-- IN ADDITION TO- NEW AND SECONDHAND FURNITURE I Carries the LARGEST STOCK of WALL PAPER and DECORATION'S in Yolo County, and offerH them at Reduced Rates. UPHOLSTERING, REPAIRING AND CABINET WORK Neatly Done, at Reasonable Prices. OLYMPIC BLOCK, FIRST STREET WOODLAND, 0A.LIF0RNA Stoves ! Stoves! W. H. SOULE, DKA LER IN- Wood and Gasoline Stoves of the Latest and Best Patterns. Plumbing and Jobbing in all its Branches Done by Experienced Workmen. No Pioneer Tinkers, or Men with Bunions Employed.- fear,! LL WORK GVA UA XTE ED AS REPRESENTED. OPPOSITE HY BN* HOTEL,    ->    WOODLAND,    CALIFORNIA Th** Miller’** Cray.** for Gold The Depth of Meatiness. When I met my friend A. < ’okie the other afternoon he had a curiously disgusted ex- ! pression upon hi* face, quite unusual with that ordinarily light hearted and merry I young luau. “Well, what’s the trouble now?” I queried in my kindest tone.    j “Trouble! Do you remember my Uncle Grated?" “Why, yes. Delightful old gentleman.’' “Delight!'ul! Why, he’s the blini, blam, blamed meanest man that ever bud an ingrowing toe nail while wandering through this vale of tears.” “Wherefore?” “He’s just dead. When lie was in poor health once he made me his sole heir. Gave me all lie had in the world, #2,.500 iu cold cash.” “You oughtn’t to kick, he"—- “Walt. There was one proviso. I was to pay him # jOU a year as long as he lived. ” “ Yes.' ’ “Well, talk about mean men, that old skinflint went and lived just live year.*,” and young Guide hurried along toward an undertaker’s establishment to look on the bargain counter for a coffin.—New York Herald. Derivation of Hurrah. One familiar English word of "Hurrah”— says Sara Orne Jewett in her interesting work on the Normans, is said to date from Rolf’s reign “Ron,” the Frenchmen called our Rolf, aud t here was a law that if a man wan in danger himself, or caught his enemy doing any damage, he could raise the cry “Ha Roil!” and so in t oke justice in Duke Rolf’s name. At the sound of the cry everybody was bound on the instant to give chase to the offender, and whoever failed to respond to the cry of “Ha Roil!” must pay a heavy tine to Kolf himself. Thus began the old English fashion of “hue and cry,” as well ns our custom of shouting "Hurrah!” when we are pleased and excite*!. HMliMif ami »■■■ »•■••■••• MUJ These Celebrated ENGLISH! Pills are a Positive Cure for Stet.! Headache, Blilouxne**, and! Constipation. Small, i>Ii*h«-S ant and u favorite Mill* the. Indies. Sold in England for Is.; I .J., Iii America for 25c. Get* them from your Druggists, or; send to W. H. tlllOKKU * CO., • .    _    _____    46    Wmt Brand.*)-, Kaw York. J fc**SSSiSO»..»....»*.».   MMM* :doctor ACKERS I PURE I PINK PILLS. A .Monster Grapevine. The largest grapes me in the w >rld is that growing ut Chs, Portugal, which has been bearing since 1802. Its maximum )leiu was in 18134, in which year it produced a sufficient quantity of grapes to make Bio gallons of wine; in 1*74, 140'.. gallons, and in 1884 only 79}* gallon*. In 1S90 it seem* to have taken an extra spurt, the expressed juice of the grapes it produced again ex needing the IOO gallon murk. It covers an area of 5,315 square feet, the stem at the base measuring tifeet in circumference.— St. Louis Republic. A Compromise. There is a familiar story, said to bare Its basis in truth, which tells of an impecunious debtor upon whom persistent dunning ltad not the slightest effect. As a last resort the creditor sought a personal interview, and in consideration of prompt, payment offered to throw off half tho debt. “Very well,” assented the debtor;“and not to be outdone ut generosity, FU throw off the other half!”—Exchange. Big Stout**. \ ou speak of tho granite mass quarried by the Bodwell Granite company at Vinal Haven as the largest ever quarried. It may be t he largest granite mass ever quarried, but at Baalbec, in Syria, the traveler sees at the quarry nearly ready to be moved from the pillars that support it a stone 71 by 14 by 13 feet, containing 12,923 cubic feet, whereas tho Vinal Haven stone, it tho size at the btise continued to the top, would contain but li,50u cubic feet. And this .stone has waited for more than a thousand years. There are ft-cr stones nearly as large, which have b?eu transported a mile or more and put into the foundations of tile Temple ol the Sun, The ancients did know how to handle big stones, and we have not yet quite readied their standard of size.—Exchange. Unappreciated Philosophy, Mo se V a Herby (in tile ( oonville grocery) Sail, Tse unum who believes iii takiu’ t lungs jest as I find 'em I Ebbonie (the storekeeper)- Mcbbe; lint cf yo’ take any more apples out o'that bar’l 'kingside o’ yet-, you'll find a bit of a bill to settle afore you leave!- Texas Sifting*. Barnum’** Hindu***** of Heart. Once in New Haven a little boy whose father was a friend of Barnum was too sick to go to the show, so Mr. Barnum had the parade pass the house and then sent two performing elephants around to do their tricks in t he front yard for the little fellow’s benefit.—Chicago News. A Thoughtful Yotinghtcr. A dear little boy five years old hat! passed rather a trying day. With the best ot in tent ions, he could not quiet his irrepressible spirits. He could not rememiier to mind, and had received severe reprimands. That night, when he ended his prayers with the usual petition “and make me a good little boy,” lie rose suddenly from his knees, looked up into his aunt’s face, and made this innocent remark; “Isn’t it funny, aunty? God can do everything else, but lie can’t make mea good boy.”- New York Tribune. Comparatively few persons have ever i seen absolutely pure water. Even rain water, which is tile nearest common ap 1 proximation to it, is far from reaching the I absolute standard, and though it is good for washing, not many persons would care j to drink it. Spring water is popularly { supposed to be pure, but it ahvayscontaius more or less of earthy or saline substances. Indeed, the value of most springs is due to ! this fact.    I As regards the affection of parrots, most persons who have kept them will have some corroborative anecdotes to tell, and yet the birds have a reputation for spite fulness aud malice bearing. This hest accusation, by the way, tends to support a belief in their thinking. They are often spiteful, but they have generally been teased a good deal and t heir tem aer.* spoilt. The great Napoleon wa* a connoisseur in lace, as well a.* a munificent patron of inc*; makers. The lace ordered fot .Marie Lotti*e was studded with the Napoleon bee, aud most magnificent in quantity and quality, i *So was that for the king of Rome. When the Bourbons came in the lacemakers hastened to make amends by wearing veils and flounces full of fieurdelis. ^ Cloves are largely grown in Zanzibar. A tree ten years obi often yields twenty pounds a year. while one of twenty years' growth may yield ion pounds. The crop in I SIH) was not far from 13,000,000 pounds, aud the average local value is about ten cents a pOUlld. The average of crime to population is abnormally the same everywhere, its sup pression in some localities, its increase in others, may be traced lo either a defective or to a good administration of the criminal laws by the local criminal courts. Lu in pa. When work was over, around the suppei fire the events of the day were discussed, earnings compared, reports made of grizzly bears or deer being seen or killed, of liette | diggings of ‘coarse gold” discovered. Tin ours— j wa"s tiie Jlour for speculations as to the ori i gin of the gold iii the rivers, aud a strong | opinion was entertained by many who wert not well read that immense masses of the | precious metal would some day be brought to light in the snow capped peaks towering to the east. ( carse gold was a charm to th** ear of the ordinary miner. His claim might be paving him an ounce a day in finegold, but In* was always interested in some reported diggings far away where the product was iii lumps, ami not infrequently he left a good mine to seek some richer eldorado. The characteristic and besetting fault of the early miner was unrest. He was forever seeking better fortune. Yet it was this passion for prospecting that resulted in the discovery of gold in an incredibly short time from the southern end of the San Joaquin valley to the northern limit of the state.—E. G. V ait** in Century. J. U. WINNING ER, ARTISTIC TAILOR IS FIRST YO THE FltONT WITH- Jay Gould as a Hotauiat. I was astonished a year or two ago at an exhibition of Gould’s versatility, which was ulso a tribute to his thoroughness. A party ot us, bankers and V all street meu went out to Gould’s country seat at Irving ton-on-the-Hndson, It is a beautiful place, as most people know, and Mr. Gould took us about before dinner to see the lions. Among other things lie showed us tile botanical collection which he had made. It contains, I believe, the principal plants of almost every country in the world some growing out of doors, others in the hot houses But that was not all. Mr. Gould himself, us we wandered I among the flowers and leaves, told tin* two i gentlemen who were lucky enough to be beside him most of the time the name, character aud life history of even plunt they chanced to notice or he stopped ti. point out. His acquaintance with botan) went far beyond tin* text books. It spoke of personal observation aud painstaking analysis. It opened my eyes more than anything Wall street had shown me to the positive genius of the man.—Pittsburg Dispatch. A Revolving Tape Lin#. An ingenious device for measuring dis lances, and which will be likely to interest architects aud builders, is an invention of an English firm. It consists of ti small re volving wheel which operate* a spindle, th** revolution being accurately registered' by a dial counter. Bv running the distance v heel along a wall or other surface the re corder will show how many feet have been measured. There is practically no limit to the distance that may be determined by this little device.—New \ ort Journal. New Spring Goods! NOW tS THE TIM!’ TO MAKE YOUR SELECTIONS. The Largest and Best Assorted Stock in the City of Woodland. Examine the Goods and Prices: AND YOU AKE SURE TO BE PLEASED. JOHNSTON & SEARS. Practical Tinners and Plumbers, GAS-FITf£RS AND GENERAL JOBBERS. -<#- Contracts Taken on the Most Reasonable Terms! REPAIRING GASOLINE STOVES A SPECIALTY. VII work done by Experienced Workman, and warranted to last money refunded. PRIOR BLOCK............. WOODLAND,    CALIFORNIA. or Excusable Ignorant*-, \\ hen will employers learn not ta expect, unre.LNonable things of their servants? 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