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OREGON CITY COURIER-HERALD, FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 29, 1899.
The God f Murderer.
In a certain mountain village called
Lai t ok, on the northwest frontier of
Burma, is a eacred pool, in 'which is
said to live a nat I e., a demon call
ed Sbearpanlai, who is the goardian
spirit of murderers.
When a murder is oommitted any
where in these hills, the water of this
pool is reported to turn blood red.
Now, when this happens it is a warn
ing sign to the villagers, who are the
wardens of the pool, to be on their
fuard lest the murderer, whoever be
may be and from whatever village he
may come, unobserved, succeed ' in
reaching the pool, for the Chin law or
custom is that if a murderer manages
to elude the "avengers of blood" (who
are usually some near blood relations of
the victim) and the vigilance of the
guardians of the pool and succeeds in
gaining it and washes his bauds in its
blood red water, which, as soon as this
occurs, resumes its usual appearance,
testifying that the god of murder is ap
peased, he is absolved from his blood
guiltiness and is thereafter a free man,
and no one may henceforth molest him.
On the other band, if he were over
taken by his pursuers or were he pre
vented by the village guardians from
reaching the well he would speedily pay
the penalty of his crime with his life.
Bismarck and the Pope.
On another occasion it was in 1893
Eogen Wolf, the well known traveler
and writer, came on a visit to the prince,
after having passed, through Rome and
having had an audience with the pope.
"The pope asked me where I was going
to on leaving Borne. I told him that I
was going back home to Germany and
that my first object would be to pay my
respects to Prince Bismarck, who had
hitherto always received me. The pope
thereupon said: 'II Principe di Bis
marck I Dn forget to greet him from
me. ' So, v, ..vii I arrived at Friedrichs
ruh, I told the prinoe that I bad greet
ings from Rome to deliver to him.
" 'Ob, indeed!' said Bismarok. 'I
suppose yon have paid a visit to the
pope. How fares the health of the holy
father? I must tell you that I always
got on very well indeed with him. He
even gave me his highest decoration,
mounted in brilliants. It waa only that
confounded (verflixte) little excellency
(Windthorst) whom I oould not man
age to get along with.' " Sidney
Whitman in Harper's Magazine.
The Editor on Careleaaness.
" Yes, " said the editor as he put bis
gum brnsh into the ink bottle and tried
to paste on a clipping with his pen,
"yes, the great fault of newspaper con
tributors is carelessness.
. "Indeed," he continued as he drop
ped the copy he had been writing into
the wastebasket and marked "Edito
rial" across the corner of a poem en
titled "An Ode to Death," "contribu
tors are terribly careless.
"Yon would be surprised," said be
as he clipped out a column of fashion
notes and labeled them "Farm," "to
see the slipshod writing that comes into
the editorial sanctum.
"Misspelled, unpunctuated, written
on both sides of the sheet, illegible, un
grammatical stuff. Contributors are
terribly careless. Tbey are"
Just then the office boy came in with
that dictatorial and autocratic manner
he has and demanded more copy, and
the editor handed him the love letter he
had just written to his sweetheart.
I am reminded of an incident on one
of the Atlantio steamers which took
place not long ago and in which a mar
ried member of a family, to whom it is
not necessary to allude, was a party.
The husband and wife appeared at all
meals, flanked on either side by a large
dish of butter.
As it was an English ship and butter
was not served at many of the meals,
some who were neighbors were delight
ed to see that the hors d'ouevre bad at
last a place on the table. They helped
themselves bountifully at luncheon.
At dinner they were surprised to see
little sticks in the middle of the mound
of butter with a pasteboard card attach
ed. The card read, "Private Butter;
Keep Off the Grass."
It is needless to say that the hint was
taken. New York Journal.
English Army Pay,
The father of a subaltern in the Eng
lish army Bays that his son, "after hav
ing had about f5,000 spent on his edu
cation at a publio school and being
crammed for his examinations by various
tutors and about $1,250 more spent on
his uniform and Indian outfit, obtained
a second lieutenancy, for whioh he re
ceives the munificent pay of fis. 8d.
($1.80) a day, a sum scarcely sufficient
to pay for his messing, washing and
servant" In India this is increased to
202 rupees a month, but his expenses are
at least 240 rupees. A balance is thus left
on the wrong side, which this British
parent has to make good. Exchange.
"It seems to me," said the chronio
misanthrope, 'that I haven't a friend in
the wide world."
"Well," said the cold blooded ac
quaintance, "cheer up. Yon know the
earth is cooling and oold oontraots.
Mebbe the world'll seem narrower after
awhile." Washington Star.
Getting; at It.
Attorney Now, madam, will you be
kind enough to give us your age?
The Witness (flippantly) Oh 1 I was
born before the war.
Attorney (crushingly) Yes, madam;
Spanish or civil? Philadelphia North
A dentist'i case of instruments now
adays contains between 800 and 400 in
struments. The Chines preserve eggi by coating
hem with mod.
Bamboo Fortification. -
Throughout the east the bamboo plays
an important role in nearly everv kind
of outdoor work. In building earth
works it is utilized very cleverly indeed.
In sandy soil or in the soft loam along
the swamps two rows of bamboo are
diiven. about four feet apart The
lengths of bamboo are about 10 or 12
feet long, and the thickness is about
four inches. Earth or sand is thrown in
between the rows of bamboo, making a
ditch in front of the stockade. A third
row of bamboo is then driven four feet
in the rear of the inner row, but this
row rises only a couple of feet above the
natural level of the soil. More earth or
sand is filled in. and the filling in each
case is rammed down as hard as possi
ble. Where there has been a sufficient
length of time to cnt portholes through
the front thickness of earth the men in
the fortifications thus thrown np need
not expose themselves at all, but when,
as in all cases of rapidly constructed
field works, temporary protection alone
has been desired, the rows of bamboo
do not rise more than three feet above
the natural level, and the men lie down
or crouch behind the protection thus
afforded and fire over it.
Such works will keep out any rifle
ball, and will even so localize shrapnel
fire as to make it very ineffective. If
the shrapnel strikes the bamboo before
exploding it will harm only those di
rectly in front of it. If it bursts before
reaching the earthwork the shrapnel
balls will fail to penetrate it.
Religion and the Poiinm,
An incident told by the Rev. V. B
Carre 11 in The Homiletic Review makes
apparent the necessity in this transi
tion period of getting the negro in
wardly right in order that his relation
ship to society may be right.
We were driving cut one Sunday
from Decatur, when we came upon a
negro, with a club in his hand and a
freshly killed possum on his shoulder.
We stopped to examine his prize, and
the colonel said
"My friend, do you know it is Sun
day?" "Sartin, boss."
"Are you not a religious man ?"
"I are. I'ze jist on my way home
from church. "
"And what sort of religion have you
got that permits yea to go hunting on
"Religion, religion?" queried the
man as he held the possum up with one
band and scratched his head with the
other. "Does yon 'spect any black man
in Alabama is gwine to tie bisself up
to any religion dat 'lows a possum to
walk right across de road ahead of him
an git away free ? No, sah I A religion
which won't bend a little when a fat
possum heads yon off couldn't be 'stab
lished round yere by all de preachers
in de univarse.
Sharks Fear Nolle.
The cowardliness of sharks is well
known among men who have been
much to sea in southern waters infested
by man eaters. The fiercest shark will
get out of the sea way in a very great
hurry if the swimmer, noticing its ap
proach, sets up a noisy splashing. A
shark is in deadly fear of any sort of
living thing that splashes in the water.
Among the south sea islands the na
tives never go sea bathing alone, but
always in parties of half a dozen or so
in order that they may make the great
est hubbub in the water, and thus scare
the sharks away. Once in awhile a too
venturesome swimmer among these na
tives foolishly detaches himself from
his swimming party and momentarily
forgets to keep up bis splashing. Then
there is a swish, and the man eatei
comes up beneath him like a flash and
Tbe caustic remarks of Justice Haw
king have not always been confined to
the bench. At the opening of an assize
the chaplain preached what he con
ceived to be a distinctly good sermon,
and be had the temerity to sound Mr
Justice Hawkins on the subject
"Did you approve of my sermon, mj
lord?" he asked.
"I remarked in your sermon, Mr.
Chaplain," was the prompt reply, "two
things which, to be candid, I did not
approve of. and which I have, I am
glad to say, never remarked on a sim
ilar occasion. " .
"They were, my lordt" was the anx
ions question of the preacher.
' "The striking of the clock, " answered
Mr. Justice Hawkins, "twice, sir. "
Llbela on Doc.
After all man does not remember the
dog's good qualities as he should. ' Look
at the similes bo uses "you lying
hound. "mean' as a hound dog,"
"dog" and "low down curl' Man
hardly can think of a lower name than
one connected with dogs. And in horse
racing the worthless ones are called
It seems a little ungrateful when one
remembers all that a dog will bear
from a man and still love him. New
York Commercial Advertiser.
She Was Deliberate.
It is said that Dinah Muloch Craik.
the famous author of "John Halifax,
Gentleman. " made a habit of leaving
at her bank the manuscript of each of
her stories as soon as it was completed.
It would remain there perhaps sii
months and then she wonld call for it
and see bow tbe story affected her after
that lapse of time. If it pleased her, the
manuscript was sent to the publisher.
Other ee it was rewritten or thrown
They AU Kitw.
Teacher Now, boys, who was Cg
Iambus? No answer.
Teacher (promptingly) The nun
Claea (readily) Broke the bank at
Monte Carlo London Judy
The little Dutch
boy who stopped the
leak in the dike with
his finger saved his
country from over
tion. You have read
about him in your
school readers, how
he was walking along
tne dike when be
heard a faint sound
of trickling water,
and knew at once that
a leak had sprung in that great embank
ment which saves Holland from the devas
tations of the hungry sea. It was early in
the night, and no one was near at hand.
The leak was small when he found it, but
he knew that the action of the water would
enlarge it long before morning, and wash
away the entire embankment, inundate the
country and destroy his own and thou
sands of homes. So he bravely put his
finger in the crevasse, and kept it there all
the long night through, until help came and
the opening was properly stopped. He had
saved his country.
Equally insignificant is the entrance of
disease into the human svstem. The be
ginnings of the most terrible ailments are
so small they can be easily stopped at the
start Your health is a dike which keeps
out and stops the inroads of dangiAous and
devastating disease. Whenever it breaks
down, no matter how slightly, there is an
opening for disease to enter. If the open
ing is not watched, it will grow larger,
until the sweep of disease overwhelms
you, and health and perhaps life is de
Fortify your health with Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery, and you can
defy ill-health. You can make your health
so strong a bulwark that disease cannot
find a crevice through which it can creep.
Taken in time, Dr. Pierce's remedies pre
vent greater and more serious troubles.
Hundreds write daily to Dr. Pierce, telling
him how these remedies have saved them
and made them strong.
Constipation causes and aggravates many
serious diseases. It is speedily cured by
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets.
should be used by every
woman, man and child de
siring a rich, soft, lustrous
appearance ot the hair. It
furnishes Just the right
stimulation to the hair
bulbs and encourages the
natural flow of hair moist
ure. It nreventa dandruff
- and premature gray hairs.
ii is tne most retresning.
cooling and invigorating
dressing that can be ob
I f your dealer cannot sup
ply you, write to us and we
will see to it that you are
Seven Sutherland Sisters
. 18 Desbrosses Street, New York City.
helps the team. Saves wear and
expense. Sold every where.
STANDARD OIL CO.
Accnrate Life Reading
545 Washington Street, Corner 16th
Has frir sale some of the choicest property in Ore
on City, on Main street, to-wit: Lots 4 and 6 in
block ft. and part of lot 1 and lots 8 and 7, and
part of lolH. and lot 5 in block 8, and also 24 acres
of land in Holryimb addition, near Milwaukee.
Inquire of Father Hillebraod every morning at
81. John's parsonage.
A PERFECT BATH ROOM
essential to perfictr-om-ort and health. Our
estimates on putting in Plumbing- work and
fittings for large and nuall houses will be found
surpassingly low when quality of work and
material ned Is eoraidered
We wonld be pleased to have an opportunity
to tuDoni ngures.
F. C. GADKE
$9.75 BOX RAIN COAT
AKKUILAB 43.00 WATER. fO 7R
r ntwr JiAki.iiVHii rr tilt
SEND NO MONEY. ! & ?
vest mmtm mkI, elM mp mmr inu, and
we will tend you this coat by xpreM,
C.U.B.. nbject i Maatatttaa, Ex
amine and try t on at your net rent
XprM Office, a4 If IWaat etly
a rnraMiM u uw mm weaeerrai
fate in aver eaw ev twera af.
eaal la aav Ta ma bay far
t.M, MTtbe expremi agent VLB
raciAj urrva nuta, B-279f ana
THIS Hit klNTOSHll latent IMS
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w.i.i y. ..r, ma aw, nwm uaMlmt
Claui (oil lenrtb, doubl braaaud,
Bairer Yalrateollar, fancy plaid lining,
waterproof aawad laami Suitable for
both ham er Ciewt, and gaaraalaee
WUlTUrT VILLI eier ttmn bf as or
AhM tntm '
V ji of Hen'l ILaclrliltoeb.ee up to ti n,
V'-' coats at from as otto tio.oe, write for
eW--- rau s.iru mm waa.
EARS, ROCBUCK A Co. (Inc.) CHICAGO,
pan, .. U.ar.miiiasHr.lHa. leo,
Tips lor Economical Buyers
Tablets lc up, Slates 5o up, Sponges le up.
Black or Rod Ink 6c, Composition Books 2o np,
Pens 5 and loo dozen. Ruler Free.
yoseinue (Jofl'ee, with white me al apoon tree,
Bulk Boast Coffee, at 10c 12Uc and 25c,
that usnnlly cost- ViHv, 18c and 33o per pound.
Fine Table Salt 60e per 100 lbs; Stock gait Hj.
Fine Japan Rice oe per pound, While Beans 2Uc
Bacon 10c pound np.
Boap Powder fic pound, usually 7c to 8c.
Fine Syrup 40c gallon, bring pall.
Arm & Hammer Coda c uound.
Shoes'! hat Wear, we rivet or uu'k tham mithnnt
Dry Goods, Clothinf, Hats. Hopplckars Sup
plies, Etc., Wholesale and Retail.
RED FRONT TRADING CO.
OREQON CITY, OREGON
The Latest Style Photos
Crayon Potraits, Etc.
The Best are the Cheapest
THE COMPOUNDING OF MEDICINES
is done with absolute accuracy in our
anp the quality oi all drags used Is of a
The physician's succes9 in the treat
ment of difficult eases is dependent on
the purityand freshness of drugs. Have
hisorders filled hare and the result will
be highly satisfactory.
Cut Rate Druggists.
IS THE TIME to clean
house and repaper youi
rooms and paint youi
IS THE MAN to do
the painting and papering
in a first-class shape at
very low prices. Leave
orders at Ely Bros, store
on upper 7th streeth.
Tile Dalles, Portland and Astoria
Strs. Regulator & Dalles City
Dally (ex 0 ipt Sunday) between
Touching at way points on both sides of the
Both of the above ataamnre hava haan
.nd are in exoellent thane for the season .
The Regulator Line will endeavor to
p uuui .ue ubbi service possioia.
For Comfort. Economy and Pleasure.
travel bj the steamer, of The Regulator
The abova steamers leave Portland 7a. m.an
Dalles at 8 a. m.,and arrive at destination In am pi
time for outKolns trains.
Portland OHioe, The Dalles Office,
uas st. dock. CourlMreet.
A. C. ALL A WAV
' General Agent.
IN YOUR MIDST
Private School of
Fall Term opens 2nd October
On Seventh St., Oregon City, Or.
W. H. Davis,
M. J. Davis
and Child's Seat
Fastens to Front of Rear Axle and to
Crown or Stays.
Parcel Rest and Seat Annex Co
308 Hawthorne Ave., Portland, Ore.
FOR SALE BY THE TRADE
P. G. Shark is now prepared to furnish
local dealers with all kinds of cigars at
t Brunswick Restaurant I
Under new Management X
Only First-Class Restaurant
IN THE CITY r
L. RUCOIMICH, Prop. 1
J OREGON CITY, - - OREGON
S. G. SKIDMORE. & CO.
PIONEER CUT-RATE DRUGGISTS
Headquarters for Drugs and Chemicals, Compounding of Prescriptions
..... .and Receipts. .... .
Lowest Prices on Patent Medicines, Brushes, Soips and Rubber Goods
151 3RD ST., NEAR MORRISON ST., PORTLAND OR.
fW Land Titles and Land
OUio Business a Specialty,
ROBERT A. MILLER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Will nrafltlna In all the ftanrta of the Hrata
4 Bureaus of the Interior Dspnrtment at Wash
agtoa. Room 8, Chahkik Buildinb,
OREGON CITY, OREQON.
JOHN H. WOURMS
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Orkoon City, Oregon
Offiee with H. E. Cross.
AN R. HYDE
Will practice In all the Courts of the State and
the 0. 8. Laud Offloe. Abst acts made Land Ti
tos Qulated. Conveyances and all Legal Doen
aunts drawn. Real Katat; b night and sold. Dtvor
es a Specialty. Omui in Caufibld Buildinu,
OREGON CIU. OREGON.
DR. L. L. PICKENS
Barclay Building Oregon City, Ore.
Prices Moderate. All Operations Guaranteed.
Insure in a first-class companies
With anexperenced aent.
F. E. Donaldson Agent
Fire and Aooldent Insurance
BANK OF OREGON CITY
ILDIST BAH KINO HOU8B H TBI CUT
PAID CP CAPITAL, 60,000.00
Chas. H. cavium
Oio. A. HaidiM
I. 0. Cauhil
4 General Banklni Basinets Transacted
Deposits Received Subjeot to Check.
Approved Bills and Hotes Discounted.
County and Oltj Warrants Bonfht.
Loans Had on Available Seourilv
Ixchangs Bonfht and .'old.
Collections Mads Promptly.
Draft Bold Available in Any Part ! the
TelefraphloEichanftSoldon Portland, lB
rranolsoo. Ohloao and New York.
Interest Paid on Tims Deposits.
When fyou visit The Dalles atop at the
Beat One Dollar a Day House
in the Oitv
THE OBARR HOTEL
On Second Street one block from Depot
Special rates tto families and partie
. S. SMITH. Prop.
CHAS. CATTA, Proprlator
Oregon OUT, Orepa
Pure Milk and Full Measure
given; delivered to itj
part of the city.
Try !( Dairy a4 fce tear
W. II. YOUNG'S
Livery & Feed Stable
Has the beat-looking rigi
and ch'eapeit ratei in the
Cor. Main and 4th St.
! OREGON CITY. OREGON
Shall we IwL
tell you A
why ? j V
O. E. HAYES
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Opposite Houtley'i Book Store, tip Stall
OREGON CITY. OREGON
OF OREGON CITY
CAPITAL f 100,000
Transacts a General Banking- Buslnesa
Loans made. Bills discounted. Makes eo
ieotlons. Buys and sells exchange on all point
In the United Stales and Kurope and on Hoag
long. Deposits received subject to check.
Bank open from A M.toa P. M.
3.C. LAIOURh'l'lR, FEBD J. MEYKR,
C. D. & D. C. LATOURETTE
A1TORMEYH AT LAW
Commercial, Real Estate and Probate Law
Olfloe In Commercial Bank Bntldnag
1REQON CITY . T . . ORBOOS
law. 0. BaowNiu J. TJ. OAatmtt)
BROWNELL & CAMPBELL
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Cauflald Building Oregon City, On
W. S. U'REN
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Jaggar Building, opposite Huntley's,
OREGON CITY - - OREGON
ATTORNEY AT LAW
OREGON CITY OREGON
THOS. F. RYAN
Notary Publio and Real Estate Broker
LaADlMO iKSUSAKCI AOKKCT OF CLACIAMA
Money to Loan. Abatracts of Title Mad
Or wing of Legal Doeumeuts a Bpeolelty
Office on east side of Main street
Between Stb and 7th
OREGON CITY, . . OREGON
M, C STRICKLAND, M. D.
(Hospital and Private Experlenoe.)
Offers his profenlonal services to th peopl of
Oregon City and vicinity. Special attention
paid to Catarrh and Chronio disease.
Best ul relerencel given.
Office in Willamette Bulldln.
OlRoe hours: 10 to 13 a. m., t to p. m.
OIIOON CITY .... OREOOV
DR. GEO. HOEYE,
Office In Caufleld Building, Main Stmt.
Bbidoi and Crown Work a 6pciai,tt.
All work warranted and latlafactloa
DR. J. H. MILLER,
Berenth Street, near S. P. Depot,
Dbeqo Oitt, e Obioom
DR. FRANCIS FREEMAN
Graduate of the North wee tern TJnlyeN
lity Dental School, also of American Col
lege of Dental Surgery, of Chicago.
WITH DR. WILCH.
WillametU Block - OppotiU PottoJJU
Obmom Citt, Oniaoii.
C. N. GREENMAN
1-HI PIONEER EXPBES8SAR A SII
Parcels Delivered to All Parti of the City
OKKOOH CITT - T . . OEIOOIf
loblitt Livery and Sale StaMs
OREGON CITY, OBEGOK,
Oathe Street betweee the Bridge aaCtke
' Oeeet. ' ' -
HORiEf BOCGUT OB BOLD.
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