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Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - October 16, 1890, Hutchinson, Kansas HUTCHINSON MILT NEWS: THURSDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 16,1890. j TRANCESJJKE DEATH. SEVERAL 8TRANQE CASES OF 8US- recovered after bolnfr. Wild out for dead, and of others be  Ihk intombed alive for want of being properly examined prior to interment." And tho author subnilta the following grim quotation nn a prelude: *'To revive nailed uplnncoinnl To return to life in darkness, distraction and despair! Tlie brain �nn scnn*e nustaiu the rctlecttou in our coolest momenta." A 8TATK OK COMA. Having thus at the outset put his renders in a dreadfully uncomfortable frame of mind, ho proceeds to plk) on the agony by citing nnmerous well authenticated eases of ncrsoiiH nuppoaod to l� dead coming to life. Sevoml of these o�*e? that they were absolutely dead forced liquor cfown their throats. Tho Hon. Mm Goil'roy, sister of the great Dnko of Marlborough, while preparing for i.h�pel Sunday, fell down to all appearance duuL In �nito of the positive os-jrarance of tho physicians, who declared her to be Irrevocably dead, her loving husband, Col. Godfrey, persisted in believing that she was only in a trance. So she lay till the following Sunday, when exactly at the same hour as her seizure, just as the chapel bell was once more Tinging, she awoke. Bhe was not aware that she had been in a state of suspended animation for a week, and the tirst thing she did was to scold her Attendants for not waking her iu time to go to church, as sue bad intended to do. SOUK AMKHICAN CASES. The following one wus reported from Nevada, Miss., Aug. 24. 1888: Wliile the remains of twenty-three unknown dead bodies wore being removed from Deep wood cemetery, In that town, "iSupcrinteiident G. W. McCain discovered a body which wan partly pctriflwl, and from its position evidently had been buried alive. The body was that of an Infant probably a ytiar old, and was lylog on its face* with it* drawn up and the bottoms of its iVct renting on tho tionln ltd." Tho Philadelphia Press published a re-mark ah lo case, vouched for by Mr. Thomas Hooper, formerly of that city, but nmv a resident in Now York, it is that of a lady, tho wifu of a musician, who apparent ladled In Media some years bach, llcr body v was placed in a casket and taken to the church, where fuuurul serving were held. At the close of a nokunii luhlrasn the minister said that all who wished mrglit. take a last look at the remains. Among thotio who went forward wus a woman, and she, after bending earnestly over the collln, tixclalmod, "See, her eyelids quiver!" Groat excitement fullowt-d, but a doctor present ridiculed the HPL^estion, declared that life wosoxtinct, and urged immediate Interment. Tho husband, however, insisted on the application uf rest unit Ives. The wife won removed home, the grave clothes were stripped off, and within four dayB, thanks to continuous effort, she was quite welt Six years after her restoration to life bus* while singing at u umsicalo, waa andttonljt stricken with blindness, and blind alio still U. -f SIKSCl'.KD Jjy BTUDENTfl.  Prom Orenburg, in Hussia, a very painfull caao has been reported. During the funeral of a wealthy peasant the collln was �aen to rlae and the corpso proceeded to get out The affrighted priests and mourners ran off. The "corpse" followed, but the peasants, having by this time regained courage, proceeded to "exorcise the ghost," which they dkl bo effectually with guns and pine stakes that they killed the un-fortuun&p vaun, who, it wan ascertained, had previously been in a state of coma. The funeral oi u young woman was about to take place at Alessandria, Piedmont, when, owiug to the jolting of tho hoarse, the supposed dead person was aroused from the lethargy which was mistaken far death. The bearers in the cemetery hetud sounds issuing from the colli n. The lid was torn off, and the young woman Was found to bo alive and conscious, though In a �UiU of great agitation. In Italy bodies are Interred very soon after supposed death, and a doctor in Home has compiled and published statistics allowing t hat thousands of - peraons are annually buried in a state of coma throughout ICuropa A man named John J. O'Connor had, it la alleged, an exceedingly lucky escape from the dnwectlDg table in tho American city of Si. Louis, He being supposed to be dead uw body wa* Identified at the morgue by his wife. A funeral followed, and it U posHrvety asserted that he was burial in Calvary cemetery, llut, to the amazement of all who know him, he wus afterward Men walking about as If nothing In particular had happened to hint. Hisown version ' of the affair was that he was reully buried; that his body was afterward taken up and conveyed to the dissecting room, and that the Ural incWdon made in his abdomen causing blood to flow his consciousness, which had only been suspended, returned to him. -London Standard. i Connecticut Nutmegs, ' A mill at a small town in New York state makes wood flour out of white beech-wood. The logs, stripped of bark, are forced against a cuttlug machine which makes4U0 revolutions a uiluute. The thin �. shaving�an! dried ami put into a hopper whlckl grinds theiu into Hour. Tho flour '�'..1m tMttjfect and sent to New York. Says a -%pBBUenuiD who visited the mill tho other day: "A man told me there is a pretty big sale for the Htuir. He said that part of It was need �h paper stock, and iu the pre-pamtlon of llnurusta walton. That is the enteuMlble purpose for which it is made, tmfctbe workmiiu told uie that a good deal af ttye staff went Into the hands of con-truotors for f'jrulshiug Imlian rations, and that bo'twkieruble of it also went Into the ^e^^whtKold in the Italian ami He* |)r�W districts in the l^wer part of New Vork ci^y."-Kxc�iaiw�\ .,� Muiiiiiutiun m smati ooys, the country village The owuer of this wonderful traveling circus had enough to do. Ho.itood at the canvas flap to take ticket* and announce the wonders of his Miow. Frequently he reigned his post to a substitute, who ap-fKinred from behind tho rough stage. Then tho owner of the outfit would plungo behind the stage and come forth as a negro minstrel, an Irish clog cancer, a German musician, or in any charncter demanded by the programme. Tho price of admission wns only ten cents, but few dimes went into the pockets of the doorman. "Pve got cam of tho finest road shows in the business," he said mournfully, "but it won't go. Showed for five years on Long Island without leaving the island, and slr. ut> >u iuiu, nun ruungover t-ne aot because these two words are the glacier, in glgantio waves, again to carry ..jBT thai asuld bettsoch but because that all before it. WWwhsl the proprietor called it. This Just at the end of tho glacier the valley cftrcua sOMuated of a small tent, four per- nod narrowed into a little defile, while the "' 'litfjatWi' a,#onlWT ttUt* two .W0$�DB �*" 'aca or the glacier was some hundreds of ; a^dJwParopHotor. Tho woole affair, peo- feet high. The water seemod to have tun* ^ |3r wE^alli nWvod 'ftom one town tone- neled under tho Ice, which attacked above eifcer 1o �b� two wagons. The donkey - �aw*ed to bare nothing to do except to island before the enUaooe and cull forth and below, gave way at last with a deaf on-log crash, while the flood hurried down the mountain side into the Hhoae, The lake was nearly 8,000 feet above the sea level, and usually discharged Its surplus water by subterranean channels, occasionally bursting ita Ice barriers, as on tho present occasion. The cantonal government are constructing an overflow canal, which It Is hoped will put an end to these periodical outbursts.-Swiss Vaterland. 0�n, Ontl�r*� Way*. A prominent public man who was one of the thousands of visitors In Iloston during "Grand Army week" has written the following of Gen. Butler In a letter toaPlain-fleld(N. J.) friend: "I had just secured my accustomed place In the smoking car when 'Ben' Butler, the old veteran, ontered tho car and lazily throw himself In the sent just In front of mo. Of course there was no difficulty in recognizing his individuality, aud I was much interested in tho old nmn'b eccentricity, lie produced from tho innermost recesses of his pocket a cigar. To judge from its appearance I should say it was what Is technically termed a 'three for,' and proceeded to do with it juBt as a small boy would a stick of licorice. "Without lighting it he would fondlo it, inspect it, then bite at it as tenderly as only the old war horse could do. lie then demanded a paper, which the accommodating conductor hastened to secure for bim. 1 was amused to see the old gentleman turn over the pages until his eye rested upon the baseball column, and be canned tho scores with as much interest as the most devoted 'crank' who cijysea tho bleacheries to tremble by his uproar and excitement when his favorite makes a homo run."-New York Tribune. His Ilea�oa. There was a very nice dish of watercress on an uptown restaurant table the other day. A pretty young woman saw the cool and duinty dish and appropriated the wholo of it. It happened that n young man seated at the end of the table had also cast covetous eyes at tho watercress, and he gave the waiter a quarter to steal the dish from tho young lady. When the latter discovered her loss she looked angrily around the table and saw the watercress slowly disappearing down the young man's throat. "Excuse me, Bir," she exclaimed, with heightened color and inllnito sarcasm. "Can you tell what you took that dish fPTT,J The young man stopped chewing for a moment. Then, with a graceful inclination of the head, he replied: "Pardon me, madam, but I took the dish because it contained watercress."-New York Journal. Sound at DiflTuronft Angles. In some recent experiments on the range of human hearing the ticking of a watch was distinctly audible at a distance of 10 feet on a line at right angles to the head. On oiuviiig the watch 15 degs. in front of the line the tick could bo heard 14 feet away; at an angle of 40 degs. only 0 feet, and at .*x> degs. only 3 feet. Placed 25 degs. back of the line the watch could not be heard beyond 0 feet. The total range of hearing was about 115 degs., the direction of greatest acuteness being IS degs. in front of the imaginary line through the ears. Descending from the horizontal, the hearing distance increased from 10 feet to a maximum of 12 feet at 05 degs.. and then decreased until reduced toO feet at GO degs. On carrying the watch upward the sound decreased steadily until at an augle of 60 degs. it could bo heard only 3 feet away.- Arkansaw Traveler. KlyMnn Weutlipr. There is nothing the matter with the weather in Washington now or at any time. Here the summer days are strings of silver pearls, which hang translucent iu the cool, sweet air; the red rose kiss of Juno fulls like a beuison on every breezu that wanders down from tho blue Virginia hills and, liko a cooling hand, drops softly through tho sunshine upon the eyelids of the resting town; the long, low lines of rustling trees, dew laden morn and eve, bring freshened life to every living thing, and every nerve aud fiber is filled with that rare tonic power which makes age youth aud overcomes all ills that may be heirlooms to the flesh. And our winters aro our summers in duplicate, and our springs and autumns will discount tho other two seasons with one hand tied behind them.-Washington Star. The Investigating Boy Agalu. The 3-year-old son of a certain clergyman came home from church the other Sunday with something puzzling his young soul. He was unusually silent all day, and it was not until next day that he appealed for light and help from his elders. At dinner on Monday he broke forth: "Papa, they was two ladies sanged In the choir, One lady had a wail tied bock around her head, so Ullustrat'mgl, and nuther lady had a little bonnet flat down on her cars, so (pa" ma on ears). One lady sanged name is King,' and nuther ludy ranged 'His name is Lord.' What is his name, papa?" The choir, it appeared, had "sanged" an anthem substantially as set forth in tho young man's report.-New York Sun. Hit Wife's Art. Bachelor-Still growling over your d> mestie expMMiseal Haven't you often said tbut your wife can make a dollar go fur ther than any other womun yon knew? Benedict tgloomily)-That's just the trouble. She makes a dollar go so Infernally far that I nover hour of it again.--Pitta-burg Bulletin. E. P. Sargent, tho head of the Brotherhood of Firemen, was formerly a Vermont photographer. Then ho became a United States cavalryman In Arizona abd finally a fireman on the Southern Pacinc railroad. Hit now rules over 384 lodges, and la said to be well off In this world's goods. A Sol* fl>athor Calculation. There are 800.000 of people that walk about the streets of Londou daily, and in so doing they wear away a ton of leather particles from their boots and shoes. This would In a year form a leather belt six inches wide and one-fourth of an loch thick long enough to reach from Ixmdon to New York. The amount of disintegrated leather at twenty-live cents a pound would amount to $25,000, Reduced ton Btrapone Inch tb width It Wfluld reach more than once* around the world.-St. Louis Republic. A Matter uf Mind. Mistress (to uppllcaut)-You are sure yon can mind childrenl1 Applicant-Yea'iiL A few days later: Mistress-You can go. I thought yon said you could mlud the children. Applicant - Yea'm. But they wou't mind me.-Pittsburg Bulletin. It Is stated that a German artillery officer has succeeded in making a new explosive from carbolic acid, and that a shell filled with tb*H material perscsses a power hitherto nnobtaliied. Experiments made with these shells thrown from mortars have ir� said proved highly succor fui Kaitern and Western Wisdom. Know Stall (looking up from the paper)- What utterly hopeless barbarians the Chinese are! They tore tip a tail road because they coiiiddered it responsible for the recent floods there, Irfvelheod-If the railroad company cut down all the timber along its tine, as railroad aud land companies in this country often do, it wu*,-New York Weekly. / OVER AND OVER AGAIN. Ovrr nad omt skaIb, No matter which way I turn, 1 always Hud In tho IkjoV or life Smnft lesion 1 have to learn. I musi take my turn at ihs mill, I must crltul out the KoUtcti trruln, 1 must work at my task with a resolute win, Oter and over wtftln. Wo cannot n�w�r� tbe Seed Of even tho tiniest flower, Nor check tho (low of the golden sands That run through a single hour; But the morn In jr dews must fall. And the mm and thd summer rain Must do their part, and perform It all Over and over again. Over and over (ifcaln The brook through the meadow flows, And ov*�r anil over ORain Tho ponderoun mill wheel gooi; Once doinp will not suffice, Though dolnp ha not In valu, Aud a bussing falling us ones or twice May eotno if we try agala The path thnt has once been trod Is newer po rotten to the feet. And the lesaou wo once havo learned Is never no Imrd to repeat. Though sorrowful tears must fall. And tho heart to Its depth be driven With storm And tempest, wo need them fcH To render as meet for heaven, -Josephine Pollard Id Washington Star. "Dellait." A stout and exceedingly robust looking colored woman went totheofflceof a physician to ask him if he could give her something that would "kind o' build her up." "What seems to be the matter?1' asked the physician, failing to see any indications of weakness, "Well, doctah,' natchelly dellkit. "Delicate!" "Yes, doctah; Ise alius been dellkit, en it peaks liko I'm gittin dellkitter all do time." "Yon look very strong." "Dat's hit, doctah. I don't look dellkit, but I am. I cnyn't bar to git up In de mawntu', en I don't wantcr do anything arftcr I am up; en I'm so narvous hit puts me all out ter be asked to wuk." "Is your appetite good?" "Va'y good, doctah, va'y good. Nothln* I eat seems to liu't me, eu 1 kin eat all I wantcr of it, but when it comes ter doln* anything I'm that dellkit 1 Jess cayn't do hit. Hit's turribte ter be bo dellkit." The doctor had hod similar cases of delicate constltntious before, and, as usual, prescribed a trip to Europe.-Youth's Companion. _ "No Man'* Land'*'in Brooklyn* Every schoolboy can give you the exact location of the curious strip of land lying south of the state of Kansas popularly called "No Man's Land." A description and history has been given of the original "No Man's Land." lying between the states of Maryland and Delaware. Now comes tho story of a lost piece of real estate lying in the heart of Brooklyn, N. Y. It lies at the head of the Wallahout canal, aud abuts on tho wall of tho Navy Yard cemetery. The United Plates government cannot claim the tract, us it was never ceded to ft. The city has no iitle to it, it having t>oen omitted from the plan made after the United Suites acquired the Wallabont lands. The spot Ih 10 by 4 ftet, but small ns tt Is is quite valuable. An enterprising squatter has erected a small sbauty upon It, and put out. the sign,"This is No Mau's Land." -St. Ijouis Republic. ' was the reply, "I'm jess "Annie RooucyV* Cla�*!cut Origin. "Little Annie Rooney" is Wagnerian. Its opening measure is to be found in Wagner's "Die Walkure." It forms the motif of the Fetierwiuber movements, and as such pervades the whole nceue. It Is especially prumiuent just at the point where Siegfried steps into the (lame. Although consisting of only seven notes cov ering one measure with one note over, it is exactly the same as the beginning of An ni�, even to the tempo. It is hardly likely that the author of "Little Annie Rooney" haH plagiarized from Wagner, aa it la doubtful if he ik sufficiently familiar with the Music of the Future to be able to do this.-Cincinnati Times-Star. Pulling Agaluat a Horse. A curious wager, with fatal results, wrb recently decided at Siepring, in Bavaria A notoriously strong man, named Frey tag, bet that a horse could not move him from .the door of his house. The horse wns brought, and Frey tag pnt his hands and feet against the door posts, while Stern, the man with whom the bet had been made, fixed a rope around Freytug's neck. At the first pull the rope broke. A new rope having been brought, Stern plied his whip with all his might, when Frey tag gave u scream and. letting go, was dragged along for some yards. His neck was broken.-Vanity Fair. You Can See the Scone, but Not the Crowd. An ingenious device has just been adopted at the Hippodrome in Paris for the production of scenic effects iu the central oval space, without the spectators opposite t>e-ing seen at the same time. An elliptical screen of tine >.ieel nettiug is let down In comparative darkness, so as to In* about twelve feet in front of the benches. This is painted on the inner side with any desired scene, und as it is strongly illuminated at a given moment from the center, a spectator from any point has an excellent view of the scene without seeing anything of the crowd beyond.-Paris Letter. Event* In Mr. Dean's Career. Frank Dean, a respectable white farmer, lives at Steep Creek, lxnindes county. He Is now (10 years of age. He has been mar Hed four times, and three of his wives were sisters. He Is the father of thirty-seven children. Twins have been born to him three times and triplet* have gladdeued his heart ou two different occasions.- Cor. Dallas News. Evil Doera Will Hay Amen. A St, Ixmlsgeuius has iaveuteii a rubber billy for policemen and watchmen. It is made of heavy rubber, such as is used in bone, is flexible, yet very solid, and has the merit of stunning a person without breaking the scalp aud causing a flow of blood. It Is also guaranteed not to fracture the skull. If thin he true It Is an improvement upon the sandbag.-Kxchauge. Evening Thing* Up. They were talking of bowling. "Aren't you afraid, Henry, dear," she said softly "that such excessive exercise will make your right arm larger than yonr left/" "I uever thought of it in that light," he replied thoughtfully. "Perhaps you had bettor change around on the other side.'*- New York Sun. A Dlvfalon In the Hons*. "Don't talk so loud." said Mrs. Blnks. "The baby Is asleep." "Go on. Talk as lond as you please," put in Mr. Biuka, "Your conversation wouldn't keep anybody awake."-New Yr.rk Sun, HOW IT TASTES AT FIRST. with The Bad Boy's First Rxpirleno* Chewing Tobaeeo. Th� "boy said It was a peculiar kind of tobaco, and was known as molasses to* bacco, because it was sweet* The other boys did not ask how be came to know its name or where he got ib-^boys never ask anything that it would bo well for them to know-but they accepted his theory and his further statement that It was of a mildness singularly adapted to' leer new without misgivings. The boy was bimsalf cnewlrg Vigorously on a largo quid and launching tho juice from his lips rlghtand left Uko n grown person, and my boy tonk as large a bite as his licuofaetor bade .'dm. He found it as sweet as he had been told it wns, and ho acknowledged the nptness of Its name of molasses' tobacco. It seemed to him n golden opportunity to acquire .* nolvlo habit on easy terms. lie lot the quid rest In his cheek, or he had scon men do, when he was not crushing It Iwtween his teeth, nml for some momenta he poled his plank up and down tho canal boat with a sense of triumph that nothing marred. Then all of a sudden he began to feel pale. The boat seemed to be going round and ths sky wheeling overhead. The sun was dodging about very atrangoly. Drops of sweat burst from tho boy)o forehead; he let go his pole and said he thought he would go homo. Tho fellow who gave him tho tobacco began to laugh and tho other fellows to mock, but my boy did not mind them. Somehow, ho did not know how, ho got out of the canal boat and started homeward, but ntovery stop the ground rose as high as hU knees before him. and then, when ho got his foot high enough and began to put it down, the ground was not there. He vrna deathly slok as he rteled and staggered on, and when he reached home and showed himself, white and haggard, to his frightened mother ho had scarcely strength enough to gasp out a confession of his attempt to retriove the family honor by learning to chew tobacco. In Rnothor moment uature came to his relief, and then he fell into a deep sleep which lasted tho wholo afternoon, bo that It seemed to him the next day when he woke up, glad to find himself alive if not so lively. Perhaps he had swallowed some of the poisonous juice of tho tobacco; perhaps it had ncted upon his brain without that. His father made no very close inquiry into tho facts, and he did not forbid him the use of tobacco. It was not necessary; in that one Iittlo experience he had enough for a whole lifetime. It shows that af ter all a hoy is not so hard to satisfy in everything.-Harper's Young People. Grammar In Prlnon, A writer in The Boston Transcript describes tho school in the state reformatory at Concord, Mass. The greater part of the men gladly avail themselves of ita privileges, though others make all kinds of excuses, and one boy bruised his right forefinger regularly for two weska in ordei' to be exempt from writing. Of course the school la not without Its dunces. One boy could uever remember the word "conjunction." Tho teacher labored in vain till one day he had an Inspiration. Tho close proximity of the institution to Concord junction gave him an idea. "Now, Tom," ho said, "you can remember conjunction by thinking of Concord Junction." Totn's face beamed. At last the bothersome word was conquered; heshould never forget it. Weeks weut by, and the incident passed out of mind. The old difficulty was no longer heard of. Ono night visitors entered the room, and tho teacher called up Tom to analyze a sen tent e. All went well till he came to the word "and." Then he stopped, and a cold chill crept over the teacher. Tom glanced at the floor and then at the ceiling. Suddenly his face brightened. "And-and," said ho, "and is a Concord Junction." ^^^^ Bj Hogs of War. Doers as auxiliaries of the sentinels an-coming to the fore. It appears that a kind has been discovered in Tonquiu which has been converted into a vigilant and ferocious sentinel. It is tall and powerfully built. When those dogs are wanted for military service they are tied up, and natives are engaged to beat and otherwise ill, use them. The French soldier's duty on the other baud is to feed and pet them. If then at night they are fastened to a sentry box they naturally give the alarm directly an Annamite or Tonquinois approaches. They can distinguish the native from tho F.uropean by the scent, though either should He concealed. About this method of training there seems to be a good deal of unnecessary and cruel Ingenuity. Our English dog fanciers would probably be willing to undertake tho training of sentinel doga on terms much cosier for the dogs themselves.-London Telegraph. Mark Twain's Ideas on Conscience. Your conscience is a nuisance. A conscience Is like a child. If you pet it and play with it and let it have everything it wants it becomes spoiled and intrudes on all your amusements and most of your griefs. Treat your conscience as you would treat anything ebe. When it Is rebellious spank It-be bevere with it, argue with it, prevent it from coming to play with you at all hours, and you will secure a good conscience; that Is to say, �a properly trained one. A spoiled conscience simply destroys nil the pleasure in life. I think I havo reduced mine to order. At least 1 haven't heard from it forttomc time. Perhaps I've killed it through over severity. It's wrong to kill a child, but In spite of all I have said a conscience differs from a child in many ways. Perhaps it is best when it's dead.-Rudyard Kipling's Interview.___ Great Men's Autograph*. The following prices are being paid for autograph letters: Gambetta (rare), $80; Alfred de Minuet, from *10 to $16; Victor Hugo, $4 to$12; Baudehnre, $20; Zola (the fashion now), to to 412; Mvlssonier, K>; Millet, tti; Patti and Nilsson, ?4 each; Mary Anderson, tfl. There is scarcely any demand for Alphonse Daudet's autograph. Other quotations run In this wise; Dean Swift, 1*10; Burns, $100; Alexander Pope, $40; Shelley, $100; Byron, $25; Walter Scott, from $6 to $15; Carlyle und Thackeray, each $20; Dickens, from $5 to $8; Bismarck. $20; Gladstone, $G; Duke of Wellington, $20.-Eugene Field in Chicago News.__ A lie turned TUesulaa. New Servant-There's a tramp at the door, sir, an' the spalpeen says he's yonr son. Master-Let him in. That must be John. Ho started out with a theatrical company a few months ago.-Epoch. A Frequent Exception. Ho-All the world loves a lover. Shi (gently)-Except sometimes the girt the lc ;er loves.-Life, A Negro Millionaire. Daniel Scales Is the colored millionaire of San Francisco. He Is a friend of Senator B. K. Bruce and Frederick Douglass. His acquaintance with distinguished men of the nutlon Is extensive. Mr. Seales Is of fine appearance. He dresses in the height of fashion and his gray beard frames face of amiability. Forty years ago he went to California, and his early Investments iu Sun Francisco proj>orty made him rich. Mr. Seales has uever been in politics. He has confined bimself entirely to law and realty. Although in his seventieth year he Is as lively tut a cricket. He believca in enjoying life.-Denver Republican. _. ine i/regon improvement company's railroad-the Olympla and Tcnino-has been made standard gauge and opened for traffic. The company has some 600 men engaged In construction work. An official of the Pennsylvania company states that 75 per cent, of the wrecks of freight trains on that system are the results of overloading cars. It seems impossible to prevent shippers overloading cars At points where there are no scaU*. J. W. Kanaga & Co., A