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Language of Parrots.
Do parrots understand what they
say? A scientist relates that he has
a Brazilian parrot which Is a fluent
and accomplished speaker. A gray
parrot wad introduced on day, but the
Brazilian hautlly declined to have
anything to say to the gray. Then a
neighbor who has just been given a
newly imported green Brazilian
brought the newcomer to call. The!
moment the parrots caught sight ofj
each other they broke into a torrent
of apparently articulate language,
consisting, as It seemed, of questions
and answers, but what the language
was no one present could tell. The
owner of the first parrot had never
during the years It had lived with
him heard it speak the strange
tongue. The two parrots talked to '
each other without ceasing all -the ;
time they were together, and a few i
days later, when they met again, ex
actly the same thing happened. Was j
the first parrot, long exiled from its '
native forests, asking eagerly for news ,
of its people?
Towne It's a shame the way these
big corporations put the screws on
Browne Never mind they'll have
a hot time in the next world.
Towne If I could believe that
there'd be some consolation in that
thought, but corporations, you know
have no souls. Philadelphia Press.
Fitted for Politics.
"What makes you think he would
be a great success in politics?"
"He can gay more things that sound
well and mean nothing than any other
man I ever knew.
Bacteria of the Mouth.
Prof. Miller, of Berlin, has Isolated j
more than 100 different species of bac-!
teria that grow in the mouth. Six of
these find the conditions so favorable 1
that they usually crowd out the
' Opinion vs. Facts.
Few things are necessary for the
wants of this life, but it takes an In
finite number to satisfy the demands
But Soon to Be.
Miss Ascum Wasn't that Mr.
Bonds I saw you walking with last
Miss Coy Yes.
Miss Ascum He's a landed free
holder of the county, isn't he?
Miss Coy (blushing) Well er he
isn't quite landed yet.
Turned Failures to Account.
La Montt "So Mrs. Pearlpen wrote
poetry for two years without getting
a line accepted? I should think she
would be terribly discouraged."
La Moyne "Not a bit. She took all
the rejection slips and papered a
room. Now she is known as the
most bizarre woman in town," The
. Willing to Oblige.
Servant There's a gentleman at
the door who says he knew you when
you were a boy. Master Tell him he
was very kind to call. Should I ever
happen to be a boy again I'll let him
know! Boston Transcript.
Fixing the Blame.
Magistrate Well, Uncle Rastus,
what brought you here?
Uncle Rastus Dem two big perllce
men by de railin', yo' honner.
"Yes, but didn't liquor have any
thing to do with It?"
"Yessah; day wuz bofe drunk, yo'
honner." Chicago Daily News.
When the cold wave flag is up, freezing weather is on the way. Winter
Is here in earnest, and with it all the miserable symptoms of Catarrh
return blinding headaches and neuralgia, thick mucous discharges
fom the nose and throat, a hacking cough and pain in the chest, bad
taste in the mouth, fetid breath, nausea and all that makes Catarrh the
most sickening and disgusting of all complaints. It causes a feeing ot per
lonal defilement and mortification that keeps one nervous and anxious while
in the company of others.
In spite of all efforts to prevent it,
the filthy secretions and mucous mat
ter find their way into the Stomach
and are distributed by the blood to
tvery nook and corner of the system;
the Stomach and Kidneys, in fact
every organ and part of the body, be
come infected with the catarrhal
poison. This disease is rarely, if ever,
even in itsearliest stages, a purely local
Sisease or simple inflammation of the
nose and throat, and this is why sprays,
rashes, powders and the various in
haling mixtures fail to cure. Heredity
is sometimes back of it parents have
It and so do their children.
Tn the treatment of Catarrh, ana
leptic and soothing washes are good for cleansing purposes or clearing the
head and throat, but this is the extent of their usefulness. To cure Catarrh
permanently, the blood must be purified and the system relievedof its load
of foul secretions, and the remedy to accomplish this is S. S. S. which has
membrane and is carried through the circulation to all the Catarrh infected
portions of the body, they soon heal, the mucous discharges cease and the
patient is relieved of the most offensive and humiliating of all complaints.
S. S. S. is a vegetable remedy and contains nothing that could injure the
most delicate constitution. It cures Catarrh in its most aggravated forms,
and cases apparently incurable and hopeless. Write us if you have Catarrh,
and our physicians will advise you without charge.
THE SWIFT SPEC mO CO.. ATLANTA, GAm
Airs. Anderson, a prominent
society woman of Jacksonville,
Fla., daughter of Recorder of
Deeds, West, says :
"There are but few wires and
mothers who have not at times en
dured agonies and such pain as only
women know of. I wish such women
knew the value of Lydla E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound. It
is a remarkable medicine, different in
action from any other I ever knew and
"I have seen cases where women
doctored for years without permanent
benefit who were cured in less than
three months after taking your Vege
table Compound, while others who
were chronic and incurable came out
cured, happy, and in perfect health
after a thorough treatment with this
medicine. I have never used it myself
without gaining- great benefit. A
few doses restores my strength and
appetite, and . tones up the entire
system. Your medicine has been tried
and found true, hence I fully endorse
it" Mrs. B. A. Anderson, 225 Wash
innrton St., Jacksonville, Fla. $sooo
jorfelt If original ofaooon testimonial proving gtnw
Ineneu cannot be produced,
The'experience and testimony
of some of the most noted women
of America pro to prove, beyond
a question, that Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound will
correct all such trouble at once
by removing the cause, and re
storing the organs to a healthy
and normal condition.
Misfits at the Bargain Sale.
Nell I stopped in at a bargain sale
Belle did you see anything that
looked real cheap?
Nell Yes; several men waiting for
A Strong Box.
"Your father has a strong box at
home, hasn't he, Willie?" said the
"Yes'm," replied Willie, "the one
he keeps the limburger in." Yonkera
A Cdrtain Hit.
A New York girl, while trying to do
a fancy step in a cake walk recently,
dislocated her shoulder. If she would
only take that step into vaudeville
there is no roam for doubting that she
would make a hit ,
Energy Is Eternal. .
Who Is there who dares to say that
when old age is reached there is not
as much laid by in that soul wrapped
in its weary body as there was in the
infant full of latent power? We know
not where the Infant's forces come
from, nor where the dying man's en
ergy goes, to, but if nature teaches us
anything It teaches us that forceB
such as these are eternal In the same
sense that matter is eternal and space
endless. Frank Bolles.
, Just a Small Matter.
As Morgan" and Gates closed a little
deal. John said to Pierp: "'Pears to
me I've got a few dollars coming,"
and Pierp, reaching down in his jeans,
brought up a handful of checks . and
paid the difference right there. It
wasn't much; only eighteen million
. Xaneheater, V., If arch 6, 1901.
Gentlemen: Zhadalltb. symptoms
that aocompany this disease, auoh aa
mucus dropping- In the throat, a con
stant desire to hawk and spit, feeling
of dryness In the throat, coug-h and
spitting' upon rising in the morning,
oaba forming in the nose, which re
quired muoh effort to blow out, some
time! causing the bom to bleed and
leaving me with a aiok headaehe. Z
had thus suffered for Ave years.
I commenced to take S. 8. 8. and
after I had taken three large bottles,
X notioed a change for the better.
Thus encouraged, I oontinued to take
it and in a ahort while was entirely
cured. JTJDSOK A. BELLAU.
Main and Vine Sta., Blohmond, Va.
no equal as a biooa punner. it restores
the blood to a natural, healthy 6tate and
the catarrhal poison and effete matter
are carried out of the system through the
proper channels. S. S. S. restores to the
bfbod all its good qualities, and when
rich, pure blood reaches the inflamed
I FAVORITES I
Bollloqnr from "Hamlet."
To be, or not to be; that is the question;
Whether tie nobler in the mind to Buffer
The sliugs and arrows of outrageous for
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die; to
No more; and by a sleep to say we tnd
The heartache and the thousand natural
That flesh is heir to; 'tis s consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die; to sleep;
To sleep; perchance to dream; ay, there's
For in that sleep of death what dreama
When we have shuffled off this mortal
Must give us pniiBe; there's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;
For who ' would bear ' the whip and
scorns of time,
The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's
The pangs of despised love, the law's
The insolence of office, and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? Who-would fardels
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after
The undiscovered country from whose
No traveler returns puxzles the will
Aud makes us rather bear those ills we
Than fly to others that wo know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of
And thus the native hue of resolution
is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of
And enterprises of great pith and mo
ment With this regard their currents turn
And lose the name of action.
Bedouin Love Song,
From the desert I come to thee
On a stallion shod with fire.
And the winds are left behind
In the speed of my desire.
Under thy window I stand,
And the midnight hears my cry:
I love thee, I love but thee,
With a love that shall not die
Till the sun grows cold,
And the stars are old,
- And the leaves of the Judgment
Look from thy window and sea
My passion and my pain;
I lie on the sands below,
And I faint in thy disdain.
Let the night winds touch thy brow
With the beat of my burning sigh
And melt thee to hear the vow
Of a love that shall not die
Till the sun grows cold,
And the stars are old.
And the leaves of the Judgment
My steps are nightly driven,
By the fever in my breast.
To hear from thy lattice breathed
The word that shall give me rest
Open the door of thy heart,
And open thy chamber door,
And my kisses shall teach thy lips
The love that shall fade no more
Till the sun grows cold,
And the stars are old,
And the leaves of the Judgment
NEGROES GROW RICH FA8T.
Many of Those Living in the Creek Na
tion Are Well-to-Do.
It Is not in the South that the rich
est negroes are found, although many
In that region have amassed a goodly
store of property since the war. Doubt
less the wealthiest community of col
ored people In the world is found
among the Creek Indians in Indian
Territory. There are about 7,000 of
them, and they are worth on an aver
age $3,000 each. The wealth of the
more Industrious foots up ever higher,
certain individuals being the owners
of from $10,000 to $15,000 worth of
These negroes are the descendants
of slaves of the Creek tribe of Indians
and are known as Creek negroes. They
are entitled to a share In the division
of Creek Indian lands, also a part of
the trust funds. Together the 7,000 ne
groes own 22,000,000 acres of land.
And yet their education Is far from
complete. Their social environments
are crude in the extreme and progress
goes slowly amid their huts and fields.
Unlike the other Indians of the rich
five civilized tribes, the Creeks insist
ed upon freeing their slaves to give
them an equal share In their lands and
money. At that time there were few
slaves, but the number grew through
descendants, until now fully 7,000 have
laid successful claim to a "bead right"
on the Creek rolls of citizenship. They
have their own representatives in the
Creek Indian Legislature, their own
schools and ihelr own churches. Ev
erything bids fair to make them the
model community of negroes in the
United States when Indian territory is
recovering from the tangle wilderness
of reconstruction, its laws made uni
form and itself a State of the Union.
There is little culture among the
Creek negroes. They have a social
set all their own, to which not even
the Indians are Invited. Their charac
teristics are in a great measure differ
ent from the negro of the South or the
North. It is a mixture of both, with
Like the Indians, these negroes have
their dances In the open, which have
come to be a sort of religion with
them. And, following in the footsteps
of the Southern Negro, they have bar
becues, 'possum hunts and the like. As
a Northern type of the negro they art
more Industrious and Independent of
the whites, know bow to work bard
and save their money, and, like the
type from the city, are well dressed
gaudily, but at the same time wear
ing expensive clothes.
These 7.000 Creek negroes live In a
tract of rich land called the Canadian
River bottoms, and Ohiuulgee Is their
town and trading point. Okmulgee is
the capital of the Creek Indian nation,
and has been for years a negro town.
Recently, however, white people flock
ed In and have taken possession. The
negroes are starting their own towns
along the branch of the Frisco Rail
road. Notwithstanding that many of these
Cr?k negroes are industrious, there
are sooe among them who rent out
their estates and lounge in idleness
about the railway stations. It is a
common sight to see a 800-acre tract
of rich land In the Canadian bottoms
being tilled by a white man. Invaria
bly, upon Inquiry as to bis landlord,
he w!U refer to the negro owner in no
complimentary terms. Meanwhile one
will find the owner shooting craps or
enjoying himself eating turkey and
possum In a neighboring village.
When the Creeks freed their negroes
In 1884 the two fraternized for a time,
and even intermarried, but that has
all passed now. In accordance with
the terms granting their freedom, the
Creek negroes are allowed a voice in
the. tribal government, and so they
have their own members In the Coun
cil, hnve their own schools and all
that; but the Creek Indian feels above
the Creek negro and refuses to asso
ciate with him.
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I btiquette of
f the Handkerchief
"Your handkerchief Isn't a wash
rag," said a patient mother the other
day when she caught her daughter In
the midst of a dry cleaning. The
daughter naturally saw no reason for
the comment "Everybody does it,"
"So they do," responded the mother,
"but other people's rudeness Is no ex
cuse for yours." Yet the next time
the mother went shopping she stopped
in front of an elevator looking-glass
long enough to mop some smudges
from her nose.
It has so come about, through the
constant showering of soft coal soot In
Chicago streets, that the handkerchief
is here used for a face mop. Go where
you will, In whatever class of society
and to whatever kind of gathering and
you will find people mopping, surrep
titiously perhaps, but nevertheless
mopping. The inevitable smudge nev
er fails to call forth a surprised con
sternation and the consternation un
consciously hides behind the folds of a
Be It lace or linen, or just common
cotton, no handkerchief Is too good for
this service. The ornamental square
which Is tucked In at the belt of n
dinner gown or hidden away in a
sleeve is not too good for It, neither Is
the generous cambric which shows Its
corners above the breastpocket of a top
coat. ,rr ., ...
Despite the abuse ..which the hand
kerchief Is thus obliged to endure, it
Is an ornamental and graceful piece
of furniture. It was not meant to be
argued with, yet it gives Itself kindly
to that service. It is used by the
actress as a signal of distress and in
the-'nervous hands of an emotional
woman It is a safe barometer of her
It Is a school girl's trick to 'chew the
corners of a handkerchief, yet that,
too, has Its mitigation. It Is undoubt
edly rude to play with a handkerchief,
no matter what the provocation, yet
she who manipulates a handkerchief
with the grace of long association
laughs at this rule of etiquette. If
she would assume an Innocent air
there Is nothing she win more quickly
undertake than this same by-play with
her handkerchief. She flirts with her
handkerchief and hides her embarrass
ment behind It and weeps Into It and
makes It altogether the most useful
bit of finery that her toilet possesses.
Like Caesar's Wife.
"Do you think it polite," said the
foolish stranger In Crimson Gulch, "for
a man to sit In his shirt sleeves and
ploy cards all day?"
"Yes, sir," answered Three Finger
Sam; "and maybe It'll be for your own
good to remind you that the fewer
sleeves a man has on when be plays
cards around here the less liable be Is
to fall under suspclon." Washington
i Not to Be Frightened.
Employer Well, what did be say
when you called for that check?
Clerk That he would break every
bone in my body and throw me out
of the window If I showed my face
Employer Then go back at once and
tell him he can't frighten me with bis
violence! Illustrated Bits.
"Joe is a great walker."
"Indeed? How long has he been
"Lemme gee. I belle the twins
are 5 months old." Cleveland Plain
8 tout In Defense.
Sidney Have you any marked abil
ity of any kind?
Rodney Well, I've kept a lot of wid
ows fiom marrying me.
Good t'se lor Moonlight.
Tomatoes are said to ripen best by
the light of the moon.
The blood is life. We derive from
the blood lite, power, beauty, and rea
son, aa the doctors have been saying
from time immemorial. A healthy
body, a fresh appearance, and generally
all the abilities we possess depend on
that source of life. It is therefore the
duty of every sensible man to keep the
blood aa pure and normal as possible.
Nature, in its infinite wisdom, has
given ns a thermometer indictaing the
state of the blood, which appeals to our
reason by giving notice of its impurity.
Small eruptions of the skin, to which
we scarcely pay any attention, head
ache, ringing noiBes in the ears, lassi
tude, sleeplessness, are generally a sign
that the blood is not in ita normal
state, but is filled with noxious sub
stances. These symptoms deserve our
full attention. If more attention were
paid to those symptoms, and steps taken
to remove them, then many illnesses
from which we suffer would become un
known, and the human body would be
come stronger and healthier. Atten
tion therefor should be paid to those
warning signs, and the blood can be
purified and poisonous substances re
moved from it by the nee of Dr. August
Koenig's Hamburg Drops, discovered
more than 60 years ago.
How Awkward of Them.
A small girl of three suddenly burst
out crying at the dinner table one day.
"Why, Ethel, what Is the matter?"
asked her mother.
"Oh," cried Ethel, "my teeth step
ped on my tongue." Little Chronicle.
For bronchial troubles try IMso'i Cure
for Consumption. It is a pond cough
medicine. At druggUts, price 25 cents.
Nipped In the Bud.
"Oh, Alfred! Is'nt It too bad! Just
as we had everything so nicely ar
ranged for our elopement, father has
gone and sanctioned the .match."
Mocha and Java.
Not very much pure Mocha and Java
coffee is brought to this coast. In fact
we don't believe there is another brand
in the market, besides Monopole,
which is all pure Mocha and Java. But
we know Monopole. As a matter of
fact not every lady likes pure Mocha
and Java, but if you do and are willing,
like your Eastern friends, to pay a
little extra for the pure unadulterated
article, you'll find it in Monopole.
Your dealer bandies it or knows where
to get it for you. Wadhams & Kerr
Bros., coffee roasters, Portland, Oregon.
Orowth of Electrical Work.
In 20 years, the number of estab
lishments in the United States mak
ing electrical machinery and supplies
has Increased from 26 to 680. The
annual output has Increased from
$2,600,000 to $91,300,000. The capital
invested in the business is $83,000,000.
Noises Attract Snakes.
It is a remarkable fact that there
are certain kinds of noises which at
tract snakes. For instance, the whirr
ot the mowing machine, Instead of
scaring these reptiles, as might be
supposed, seems both to aUure them
and enrage them, and they almost In
variably dart toward it, rearing them
selves in front of the machine, which,
of course, promptly chops off their
beads. In Six months so many
as 120 cobras alone have thus been
slaughtered on a farm In India.
Ton Can Get Allen'a Foot Ease FREE,
Write Allen 8. Olmsted, LeRoy, N. Y., for a
free sample of Allen's Foot Ease. It cures chil
blains, sweating, damp, swollen, aching feet.
It make, new or tight shoes easy. A certain
cure for Corns and llunlons. All druggists sell
it. 20c. Don't accept any substitute.
"And so you have no swear words
In your language, Mr. Omokura?"
"No, madame," the Japanese travel,
"But, of course, you can think cuss
thoughts, I suppose, can't you?" Chi
Eft ..t'.xvyxi cvv . . -
The Kind You Have Always
ture of Clias. II. Fletcher, and has been made under his
personal supervision for over SO years. Allow no ono
to deceive you In this. Counterfeits, Imitations and,
Just-as-good " are but Experiments, and endanger tho
health of Children Iixpcrienco against Experiment.
What is CASTORIA
Castoria Is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
poric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. 16
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. Its ape is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates tba
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep
The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend.
The Kind You Me Always Bought
In Use For
Cure Your Horses "iESs:
PRUSSIAN HEAVE POWDERS.
AT DEALERS, 60c; BY MAIL. eOc.
CCKll) TIIIHTY-FOUU HOUSES.
PauantAM Rhubdv Co., St. Paul, Minn.
Gbxtlkh km: I have been using the Prussia Hbatb Pow
ders the past Hrht months, and in that time hnveenred 1 1 horses
of heavea, 14 of distemper and 9 of chronic conh. Your Pruaaian
keinedics have gained a great repotation in this section.
V.unnrx Biw"' NrirV. rJ V.
Backing Rale of Paris,
The Bank of France can compel Its
customers to receive one-fifth of
money drawn In gold.
JOHN POOLE, PORTLAND, ORB.
Foot el Morvtsoa Street.
Can five you the best bargains in Boilers
and Engines, Windmills, Pumps and Gene
ral Machinery. Wood Sawing Machines a
specialty. See ns before buying.
I WANT TO BUf FOR CASH
Chicken, Duck aud Geese feath-' 1
O. O. SMITH.
it costs you iNotning
To catrh cold 70a get
something for nothing,
ure tiouifh. You cna
kep It if you want It,
but you can get rlJ of It
by ustiitf Quern Be.
Cough Dropi, Keep
a box In the houac
Thay taste nice, look
nice, are nice. Atfide
of honey and menthol.
5 Cent a box. Bold by
all druttKists and con
fectioners, Twj boxes
ent by mall postpaid
on receipt of 10a, in
umy wife bad plmplee on her race, but
ha has been taking CASCAKETS and ttier
hare all disappeared. I hud been troubled
with constipation tor some time, but after tali.
Ing the Drat Caaoaret I have had no trouble
with thla ailment. We eannot speak too high
ljr of Oasoareta." Frud Wahtmah,
6708 Oermautowo Ave., Philadelphia, Fa,
' Pleasant. Palatable. Potent. Taste Good. Da
Bood, Never Sicken. Weaken, or Grie. Mkt, no, Mia
... CURB CONSTIPATION. ...
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M.Tfl.RlR Sold and maranteed bj all drat
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THERE IS NO &8l
Forty years &oo and after irory yewa
of use on 'Je eastern coast, l owera
Woterproof Oiled Coas were introduced
in the West and were c&Iled flickers by
the pioneer and cowboys. This oraprvc
ntme has come into such f enerel use that
it is frequently though wrongfully applied
to many substitutes. You want the Genuine.
tne nturw lower on the buttons,
SOLD EY REPRESENTATIVE TRADE
n Trie world oven.
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