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AH a widow's coolness Is ou the out
Married couples have to quarrel Just
to leant not to.
The best thing for a girl's complex
Ion Is for n man to catch her climbing
an apple tree.
Some people seetu to think that Just
because a man Is a bachelor he Is deaf,
dumb and Idlnd.
Nearly always you can tell when a
roan Is married by the way he acts as
If he weren't when he Is away from
It Is Just like a woman when she It
talking to a roan over the telephone to
whisper to him so "Central" can't
It Is the fdrl that slips through n
roan's lingers Just when he thinks lit
has caught her that he keeps on want
ing to catch.
Uy the time an afternoon tea party
has got through with a good woman's
reputation It looks as If It belonged In
n problem play.
Women arc so conscientious that
when they arc In a bath tub and a
servant tells them that some man has
called to sec them they blush.
A woman has an idea that It Is bet
ter for her not to balance her check
hook monthly no the cashier won't
know how little money she has.
A girl always thinks a man Is Im
pressed with the beauty of her face
when he turns around to take another
look to see how In the world she keepi
her bat on.
The skeleton that every man thinks
he keeps safely bidden In the closet at
home walks along the street behind
him. grinning over his shoulder at all
his friends. New York Press.
A man can always make a woman
. bellev he loves her If he remembers.
-when he writes he is coming to see
her, to ask her to wear a certain dress
that she knows she looks pretty In.
THE PIONEER WOMAN
NURSE ON A BATTLETIEID
Florence Nightingale, the "grand old
woman of England." at 83 Is feeble
and spends roost of her time In n sin
gle room nt her pretty London home,
attended only by a devoted nurse. She
was the pioneer woman nurse on it
battle field and is the mother of train
After years given to nursing during
the Crimean War, she returned to En
gland and with the $270,000 testlmo-
nlal given her by the nation, founded
the Florence Nightingale school for
trained nurses. Aud the American
Bed Cross Society was Inspired by her
work Miss Barton giving her the
Miss Nightingale came from a well
known aristocratic English family,
whose name was not originally Night
ingale. She was born in Italy aud
owes her name to Florence, her birth
place. Since the Crimean War Miss Night
ingale has been a partial Invalid
through overwork at that time. Her
mind, however, Is clear and she
spends part of each day reading and
writing. She has always been espe
cially fond of birds and ut her home
she has a multitude of cages tilled
wltli her cheerful little friends.
A Distorted View.
"Times ain't what they used to be,"
Bald Farmer Corntossel. "In the days
gone by it used to he a disgrace to be
"Isn't It now?"
"I dunno. 'Pears to me like It's the
only way to get your name in tho pa
per along with the millionaires that
own fast horses and big automobiles."
One oT Them in Hard Luok.
Jones This talk about Friday being
unlucky Is all nonsense. My wife ac
cepted me on a Friday,
Smith But bow about your irle?
THE OLD-FASHIONED TRAIN BOYS
AUE NOW IN THE LIST OF "HAS BEENS."
Tim tralnboy Is passing Into tho realm of the "Ims boons." Ills tiny
of, fliiauclnl glory arc go no and the news companies llnd it a html
proposition to employ boys who cau sell newspapers, magnr.lnes, books,
fruit and whnt not ou tho railroad trains. The reason Is that tho boys
do not cam tho money that they did In other days.
The faded glory of the train boy Is nttrlbutcd to n multitude of causes,
but the paramount cause may be plnceil at tho door of tho hustling young
chaps who sell newspaper on the station platforms. Passengers buy news
papers before they get on tho trains. Then there Is the street fruit stand. If
n traveler wants fruit he Is going to buy It at n fruit stand, whero ho cau
get two oranges for a nickel. Tho tralnboy must get, a nickel for one. News
papers must also bring the tralnboy a nickel. Tho platform boy sells It
for two cents.
There arc but few of the old train "boys" left. They began business back
in tho days when tho train boy was called the "peanut." That was when
the train boys sold peanuts on the train at flvo cent a glass. For a nlnkel
oho cau get four glasses of peanuts to-day. Between fifteen and twenty
years ago the railroads declared against tho sale of ilirtl penuuts In trains
and tho "peanut" lost his title. Aftr that, sonic one Ke htm tho tnMe vt
"butcher." Nobody knows whero the name came from, but It's stuck Jut
tho same. Hut to-day he Is "his majesty, the train hoy."
"Tho good old days are gone," mused one of the veteran "boys," as he,
wiped a cinder from the comer of his eye. "It won't be many years now
until the news agents on tho trains will bo a forgotten fancy. Wo barely
make a living now. In the old days we made money so fast wo didn't appre
ciate It. Ten dollars clear profit was not an unusual day's work with us.
I have made a fortune In my time, but I spent It, too. I'll tnako good during
the St.- Louis exposition, however."
"Do you make big money during tho expositions?'
"Do wo? A man with a good exposition train has got a cinch. Von
see, tho exposition trains lay In tho sidetracks and the passengers have to
be amused. 80 they eat and read and we get tho money. I'll enjoy the St.
Louis show, I am sure."
The modern train boy Is not "up to snuff." Few of the boys that enter
the employment of tho news companies "make good." They cither lack
energy, or aro Inclined to let their goods stand Idle, whllo they seo tho
sights along ths line. Tho company requires each boy to give security for
the goods he takes away and be Is fined If ho neglects to care properly for
his stock. The companies requlro that the boy must be over 18 years old; ho
roust be ft feet, or over. In height, and, nbovo all, tnuit not be a clgarottq
runoker. He Is also required to sign a release, which exempts tho railroad aud
news companies from paying damages If ho Is Injured.
Tho twentieth century train boy Is uusally a flippant youngster, who has
an Idea that tho world belongs to him because be rides a train and wears a
uniform. That Is ouo of the worries of the news company. Hut, good or bad,
the train boy Is passing Into the realm of "has-been," and ho will soon be
seen no more on the trains. Indianapolis News.
0RITI8H WARSHIP FOUNOER&
Scorpion, Once Confederate Monitor,
Sink. Almost Knculflnir Craw.
The Itritlsh tug Powerful, Captain
Russell, put Into Boston rcceutly,
while on a passage from Bermuda for
St. John, N. n., having lost the Brit
Ish monitor Scorpion, formerly a Con
federate craft, which she was towing
eighty mites off George's shoal. The
Scorpion foundered and her crew of
fifteen men was rescued by the crew
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imiTISII MONITOIl SCORPION.
of the Powerful with considerable dif
ficulty. The Scorpion was built In England.
Sho carried four powerf il guns In her
two turrets and It was V..v hope of the
Confederacy that sho would wipe the
Northern navy from the seas and then
bombard Philadelphia, New Yrk and
Boston. She arrived In Ilermudn In
the latter part of ISrW to take coal
prior to beginning operations, but she
was seized by the Itritlsh government.
The vessel had been, lylug off Bermuda
ever since, or until nhout thrco years
ago, when she was sunk utt Forf Ham
ilton. IN THE SPIRIT OF MRS. WIQQ3.
A Negro Ktudeitt'a Work for Horn
In Indianapolis' ' Dumps."
As a benefactor of the weak and
downtrodden, Mrs. Wlggs, of the
"Cabbage Patch," Is not possessed of
a monopoly. Loulsrllle's famous ub
urb has a rival In Indlanupolls' less
James I Jackson, a oue-legged col
ored Teunexscejn, who Is studying for
the ministry In the African Metho
dlst Episcopal church, has the spirit of
the adored Mrs. Wlggs. Her cretd
Is his to try to make tho sun shine 011
both sides of everybody's fence.
With that end In his heart, Jackson
has decided to build 11 home 011 tho
"Dumps" ulong Full Creek. The home
Ik to be called "The Christian Home
of Rescue," and will 'be about two
blocks north of the city botpltal ou
tho west side of the creek. A number
of small cabins surround Jackson's
proposed home. He has It already
under way, and most of the work bu
has done himself. He hns the knack
of a carpenter and applies his spare
moments In putting on shingles,
weatherboardlng or celling plank.
Jackson started the building on money
earned as a bootblack.
He has run out of funds and Is now
soliciting subscriptions from the be
nevolent folk of Indianapolis. Money
Is coming slowly, very slowly for Jack
son, but he has hopes of finishing tho
It is Jacksou's purpose to provide
the homo with an Industrial feature,
and he will find work for tho men.
women and children Hint enter hW
home. lie Is considering opciilng a
restaurant to Increase bis funds. When
It Is finished he will seek for sinners
who want to quit ths world for a time
and live In peace and a religious en
vironment. It Is Jackson who has as a protege the
notorious "Sparktra" Hlscr. "Sparkles"
Is a little dculien of lower Indiana
avenue and was called a terror by the
'A I "Mb. " S'J2fflK5K
police. He has been arrested time
and again. Recently be appeared be
fore Judge Htubbs In the Juvenile
Court and Jackson was the prosecut
ing witness. After Judge Stuhlm had
made up his mind to send "ttiwrkles"
to the reform school at Plalntleid
JnckKon, bis acouser, arose In court
and pleaded to have the little colored
boy given Into his keeping. Jnciisou
wild he would make a minister of him.
Judge Htubbs heard the plea, iwd to
day ".Sparkles" Is under the eye of
the mun that prosecuted him, Hlscr
Is working, but be reports dally to
his benefactor. Indlanupolls News.
YOUNQ AND WEALTHY.
ThL Kocksfsllcr Rlou Find Ilia
Oreateit I'ltaaura in Hard Work.
If there Is a person in tho United
States who could live in idleness It Is
Percy Avery Rockefeller, the son of
ler, but, strange to
say, that young
man delights In la
bor and works for
the sheer lovo of
working. He Is
scurcely 27 years
of nge, but has
much wealth In his
own right and Is
likely to Inherit
r, a. nocKKrn.j.Kit vast Hums, not only
from his father's estate and his fa
ther Is the second in tho Stundnrd Oil
Company but through the Stlllman
futility on his wife's sldo. Mrs. Itock.
efeller was Miss Isnbel Goodrich Still-
mnn, a distinguished beauty and a
member of the famous and wealthy
Preserving lUilroad Ties.
Tlo-oreservliiL' nlants nre now mowd
on cars to whero tho ties are delivered
to the railway. In retorts holding COO
ties each, the sap l forced, from tho
pores In the ties and salt solution put
In Its stead,
Whnt has become of the old fashllioed
Iwy who said to the gentleman: "Yen,
mam (yes, sir.)"
happenings here in Oregon
111(1 I'KOI'ITS IN I'AKrilNO.
Willamette Valley Handlers Will Do
Well This Yoar.
WJlhwuottu vnlloy fnrmera tiro w
Jolclng over tlio prospect for good
prottts In ntinnst every thing they
luivo to noil this year. Not only nro
prices good, hut yields are largo and
ns n consequence tliero will bo muro
money In tho valley this year than
tlioro tins buun for mora than n do
Wheat nt Rnlom Is quoted at 70
cents, with tho mills paying n 2-cont
premium, In ordinary years nil ahovo
BO cents would bo clear profit, hut bo
caiiHO of tho high wages pnld to farm
help thin season It will tnko from C2
to f5 cents to pny tho cost of produc
tion. Tho average yield, so far ns
can he learned, will ho about SO bush
els to ttio ncro or more. This means
n cloar profit of from $3 to $3.60 nn
ncro ou wheat, nftor allowing for all
labor and expenses, Oats have turn
ed out hotter In proportion than
wheat, and the largo ylntil. with a
prlco of about 25 cents por bushel,
will lenvo a good profit on that rrop.
The Hcason has been very favornbls
for hay, and yields hnvo boon good.
The prices quoted nt present aro from
$7 to $H n ton In the local market for
loaso liny. Farmers Hay that about
half of this prlco la profit. Yields run
from two to three tons por ncro, (link
ing this crop a bettor paying ono thnn
Hops promise a price ranging from
15 cents upward, and It Is generally
(Inured that all nbovo 8 cents Is profit,
though growers who hire all their
work done and give tholr ynrds a good
spraying say that tho cost of produc
tion Is 10 cents n pound. At nny
rate, thcro seems to bo an excellent
profit this year
The prune crop In large, and though
tho domestic market hns not opened,
has been making sales nt Its own
price, n 2-cent basis, which prlco
leaves tho grower n "lienor man lair
All throutrli tho year dairy products
havo brought an extraordinary price,
and oven country butter has found a
readr market nt paying figures.
Woolgrowcra sold their fleeces this
year at a high price, and sheep hnvo
been In doroand all through the year.
CATTLI1MUN RllPUSH TO SELL.
Doplte Scarcity of Pd Thty Mold for
Novcr In tho history of tho country
round Dalo has tho cattln market
been as unsettled ns It Is nt tho pres
ent tlmo. Prices offered by eiport
buyers nro extremely low, and tho
cattle- raisers nro refusing to sell.
Crowding on top of this, there is ft
scarcity of liny as compared with last
yoar, and prices nro running moun
tain high. Hay Is soiling In the flold
nt $10 pee ton. which Is St higher
than It wan last fall. Cattln-ralsern
who have not a sufficient supply nre
trying to contract for all they can so
cure, hut tho farmer will not soil.
Again there nro more eattlo on tho
rango this year than last, without suf
ficient feed for them. Notwithstand
ing tho discouraging stnto of affairs
which confront tho cattleman, he Is
willing to wnlt for further develop
ments. Tho export cattle-buyers who have
boon In tho country have had to go to
other parts because they could not so
euro the eattlo hore. Tho buyers
give Portland quotations hero at 12.70
per hundred for cows and 13.35 for
steers. Tho nvernim Is $3.75, nnd
evon better prices than tlutt wero re
ceived Inst yenr. If both tho buyer
and tho seller continue to hold out, It
Is believed thnt there will bo a num
ber of forced sales on tho part of th
stockmen, nnd thnt they will sell nt
a loss to themselves.
No Orn to Plght Over.
There Is no rango war In tho Upper
Deschutes valloy. On tho contrary,
thcro Is tho peaco of desolation. Tho
rango was overstocked nnd caton out
nnd no graBB worth making war over
remains, Whoro neat eattlo and
horses onro thrnvo by tho thousands
thcro Is now nono too much feed for
a fow hundreds. Twenty years ugo
thoro wus no finer grazing region In
tho United Stntea. Men who now rldo
nil day In n cloud of dust toll of tho
tlmo whon tho grass wus up to their
kneon as they bestrode their horses,
nnd eattlo fairly wallowed In tho feed
that covered tho 30 miles of present
desort between Bond nnd Prlnovlllo,
To Have n rand New School Home,
Canyon City Ih to hnvo a new nnd
up-to-date, school building that will bo
n credit to tho town. Tho school nu
thorltlcs nro advertising for bids for
Its coiiHtrurtlon. Tho building will
bo two stories high nnd will havo four
class nnd recitation rooms. Its cost
will bo about $3000.
President Smith Inspecting Farms,
K. L. Smith, of Hood Itlvor. presi
dent of tho Stnto Board of Horticul
ture, Is In Cooh county on a tour of
Inspection. Whllo tlioro Mr, Smith
will visit most of tho principal farms
In tho county,
Planing Mill Burned at Haines.
Tho Haines Lumbor Company'!)
planing mill, nt Hnlnco, wns burned
last weak, Tho loss Ih $5000. Tho
plant wan owned by James MJtcholl,
of Bnkor City, who carried no Iniiur
MAY llll I'OUIIST KIISIIKVU.
Commissioner Hlchards (lives Messons
for Withholding Large Tract.
Register Dresser, of tho Oregon
City land olllce, has reculved fiom
Commissioner W. A. ltlchurds, of tho
United States land olllco, n letter re
latlvn to tho telegram of recent date
withdrawing curtain public lands In
thnt district from nuttlumont. Tho
letter directs tho withdrnwnl, tem
porarily, of all vacant unappropriated
lamlH In townships 5 to 13 south, both
Inclusive, range 4 oust, from soldo
intuit, entry, sale or other disposal,
under tho public land laws, pending
the determination ns to tho ndvls
nblllty of Including snld area within
tho Cascade range forest reserve.
Regarding tho rights of settlers
who have nlready located on lands In
cluded In the specified nrcn, Commis
sioner Richards says:
"Neither this temporary withdraw
al, nor the pormnnont resorvn of the
lands which may follow, will n fleet
any bonn fide settlement or tilaltn
properly Initiated upon tho lands
prior to tho date hereof, provided
that the settler or claimants continue
to comply with the law under which
their settlement or claims were Inl
tinted, nnd place tholr claims duly on
record within the prescribed stat
utory period. Tho withdrawal oper
ates to defeat all settlement claims or
other claims Initiated subsequent to
this date, regardless of tho dale upon
which you receive tho telegram."
DAILY ATT11NIMNCI! SMALI.P.R.
Though Oregon's School Population Has
Slltierlntenilent nt I'nlilln Imimn.
tlon J 11. Ackerman has just finished
compiling inn nnnuai school stalls
tics ns gathered from thn reports re
Centlv fllrit In hla nfTIm tiv Mm .
n county superintendents. As thn re
ports for Inst year covered a period
of HI months, there Is no basis for
comparisons except in a row partic
ulars. Tho school census for the year end
Ing In Juno, 1003. shows that thorn
are In thn stnto 143,757 persons be
tween thn ages of 4 nnd 20 years. At
thn same tlmo last year tho school'
population was 138.4CC, o that an In
crease of 8231 Is shown.
Tho nvorago dally attendance tn all
tho public schools of tho stato during
tho preceding year has boon 154.210,
while for the preceding year It was
66.77P, or n decrease of 2SG0. A de
crease In the nvorago dally attend
ance nt tho snmn time that there Is
nn Inrrontio In the school population
In probably duo to tho scarcity of
labor and the high wnges, which, to
rrthnr. tnkn tnnnv of ilw l,ii. l.
out of school during tho greater part
or me yenr.
Protest Against Withdrawal,.
A special meeting of tliu Rosolmrg
bonrd of trade and citizens generally
has been called to protest attains! the
withdrawal of nny more ril:ie lands
from entry In thnt portion of thw
stnto. Othor commercial bodies In
the western part of Oregon will bo
Invited to cooperate In protesting to
tho officials In Washington, D. C. and
to our senators nnd representatives
In congress against the further o
tension of our already Immense for
est reserves. Such recently proposed
extensions will work serious Irani
ships on mnny bona fldn settlors now
locnted on somo of thoso lands,
Wheat Walla Walla, 70WBrs bluo
stem, 78Hlc; valloy, 700800.
Flour Vsllov. l.1.()0rfi3.HS Mr !.
rel; hard wheat ttrslgtits, ia.n0C43.RK:
naru wneat, patents, f4.104.ftO
graham, $3.3(A3.76, whnlo wheat,
$.1.55(34.00 rye wheat, f 1,00.
Barley Feed. 120 nor ton liruln
$21 j rolled, $21(1521.60.
Oats No. 1 whllo, $1.07& gray,
$1 OB per rental.
Mlllllllffs Hran. I2.'l nor tan ml I-
tilings, $27; rhnrit, $23; chop, if 18;
linseed dairy foot, $1H,
Hay Timothy, old, $20 per tonr
now, $H(316;clov'r, nominal; grain,
i-i curai, nominal.
Huttor Fancv ortstnr. 9fv,')oi. ,
per pound; dairy, nominal; store, 111
Chooso Full cream, twins, lie;
Young Amorlca, Mo; foctory prices,
Poultry Chickens, mixed, 11
MHa nor nound: unrlnir injii7L'.
lions, l'.'Ctl'Jkot brollnrn. fOaq 1
dozen; turkeys, live, 10Qt2o per
pound; dretrod, I415c; ducks, $4ft
ivr inixoiii gootw, inwo.OU.
Kggs uregon ranch, 1020o.
Potatoes Old Rtirhanka 7n7K
.. . . --
or oarit, growers- prices; now pota
toes, OroKon, 80flH per uaok'; Cali
fornia, lo per pound,
Wheat Backs In lots of 100, 6tfo.
t 1Jo0'."7.!!'!x BtH)"' 87o94.25;
dressed, 0K7o per pound.
Veal 80 por pound,
Mntton Gross, $3; drossod, filtf
Co; lambs, gross. $3.50; ilroneod, 7c.
IIoj-s-OrosB, $5.506.76 dressed,
Hops-1002 crop, I691O0 por pound.
Tallow Prime, nor pound, -igeo;
No. 2 nnd grsaso, 2ima.
n W001 TX?lUy 17"0( Kaslorn
Oregon, 12Q16o; mohair, 3B37Jtfc.