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.. FAMILY CRESTS.
Strange Symbols Adopted by Fam
ilies in Tills Country and Their
! 'A Philadelphia family of Huguenot
descent preserve a curious story of one
of their ancestors. During-the persecu
tion of the French Huguenots, 12 of
the leading citizens of a disaffected town
were forced into a small brick house
in the suburbs, the openings of -which
were securely walled up, and the pris
oners were left to starve. '? s
After three -weeks a body of Hugue-;
not soldiers captured the town, and the
-walls of this prison -were torn down:
Inside they found 11 dead bodies and
one living man. . " ''".'." ,"" . ". . " :
When asked how he had survived, he
showed a small hole in the foundation
of the building, near which, he lay.
Every day a hen had crept into this
hole and. there laid an .egg. The eggs,
and the air thus admitted, had kept
him alive,.. His descendants have taken
for a crest a brooding hen. ;
Another family in the same city have
adopted for their symbol the figure of a
cat holding a rabbit in its mouth. One
of their ancestors, a widow living in a
cave on the banks of the Delaware with
other early settlers of Philadelphia, was j
reduced to starvation by a long, hard
winter. She knelt and prayed for food
for her children, and soon after her eat
brought in a rabbit, which it had killed.
Another American" family have taken
the india-rubber tree as their crest,
they being the descendants of the man
who was eminent among the men who
have made its sap one of the most useful
servants of mankind. Henry M. Stan
ley is said to have adopted a map of Af
rica as his crest. . ,"-".,
There can be no objection to the use
by any family of a sign, .' or symbol,
which recalls some striking instance of
Divine mercy to their ancestors, or
some great achievement by one of their
ancestors for the benefit of their fellow
men; but for an American family whose
progenitors have been simply worthy
. traders or mechanics, to borrow or
steal the crests of old, noble European
(houses is not only. an ethical offense
it is an inexcusable blunder. Youth's
.Companion. : y '-.'J ''If ; '
. i- i Progressive Javin, . '..'.
I . Japan, not to be behind European
states- in civilization, is going to send
out an- arctic expedition. The reason
: given is that, if Japan is ever to com
pete with England on the seas, it must
develop in the Japanese the spiritof ad
venture and" discovery which has made
the English powerful. The only places
left to be discovered are the north and
south poles. .. ' : -f: -
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powdet
Awarded- Gold Medal Midwinter Fair. San Francisco-
,. AND HAY RAKES
FOR SALE :BYy:.:: .
S. L. KLINE
Catching? Salmon in Scotland. .
To form an approximate estimate of
the sums disbursed by the. renters it
salmon fishings is a difficult matter,
but, leaving out the money paid for
salmon, fishing incliids.tl in a spooling
rent, the money paid for salmon fishing,
together with the incidental expenses
incurred, may be put down at 80,000, j
not one penny of which would Scotland ;
see if there were no salmon fishing. I1
have arrivnii at this sum in a rounda
bout sort of way, but believe it is under
the mail;.' Thus, when I first began to
fish on my own account in the early
60's, I could rent a month on a fairly
good stretch of .water for, from 40 to
60, the services of a gillie being usual
ly included in theent.. For that outlay
I used to average as nearly, as possible,
a fish for every sovereign; my worst
month, which cost; 45, was 16 fish; my
best 86 for 35, and both of them were
on the Dee, About 1867 the rents began
to rise and fish were costing me quite
five shillings each, which speedily went
to five pounds a head, until, from 1870
up to the present, angling rents have
increased by leaps and bounds, forcing
me to retire for as anglers became
more plentiful good angling . became
scarcer, and nowadays it may be reck
oned that fish cost the catcher quite
10 each. Chambers' Journal. .
- - " She Couldn't Get Him. .
'Ethel (showing her engagement
ring) Don't yon admire his taste?
Maud Y-e-s, so far as jewelry is con
cerned.i Cincinnati Enquirer.
WILL BUILD WARSHIPS NEXT.
Marvelous Development of Ship
building; by. the Japanese
"' ... Government.
Latest reports" to the state depart
ment tell of a marvelous development
of ship buncfing in Japan. United
States Consul Harriss,. at- Nagasaki,
says.tbat there has just been delivered
there T the largest steamship -ever
launched outside of American and Eu
ropean waters. ; She is the - Hitachi
Maru, biilt by the Mitsu Bishi - com
pany, at Nagasaki and her displace
ment is 11,660 tons. She is classed by
Lloyd as a 100 A-l. , Her sister ship will
be buili si ; SUSS ' '. ; ;T&ef 8 wjjS. alg
opened at Nagasaki a new granite dock
371 feet long, and besides & complete
and powerful plant the ship building"
company has laid its yards for- ves
sels up to 500 feet long, which can also
be docked there.' The' company em
ploys 2,000 men. ' ' " '
A thorough, reliable and energetic
woman,, to nil a permanent position
with wholesale house. Address "Whole
sale," care of the Times, Corvallis Or
of Queen Louise
. A fac-simle in colors of the fa
mous painting by Gustay Richteri!
will.be ffiven to each nurcbaser of y!
a -. .
shoes during the iiext'30 days
No advertising . appears upon
this uicture, which is a veritable
wori f silt Tcatvnoit he jtur.
chased $w 3s ibaii e dollar. ;
'Tie edition 5s limited.. .
The White House, -Corvallis.
The conscripts belonging to this
year's contingent are now rejoining
theirrespectiye regiments, and Paris
has lately been afforded the rather pic
turesque spectacle ;oi the departure of
xhe bleus, as the young soldiers are pop
ularly " termed. - Squads of young bel
lows in charge of a. corporal or a ser
geant were to be met wi'th at every jura'
and corner. As they marched through
the streets they presented anything
but a military appearance, for jhey
were all of them still intheir civilian
clothes, and the infinite varieties of cos
tume made up a very motley picture.
Most of them carried a little hand lug
gage, made up in the main of provisions
given them by friends to cheer them on
their route. Not a few had screwed up
their courage for .the, ordeal , that
awaited them by copious libations, as
Jhe result of .which they exhibited a
merriment that was .noisy if, .a little
forced. At the railway stations which
were- specially guarded for the occa
sion by small detachments of soldiers,
the animation was great, since the num
ber of conscripts contributed by Paris
was nearly 20,000,, and most of them
were seen off by their friends.
The. total number of conscripts this
year showed a reduction of nearly 15,-
00O on that of last year.. This notice
able, drop has caused some uneasiness
in France,, and efforts were being .made
to account for it in as satisfactory a
way as possible The - fundamental
cause of the diminution was doubtless
due to the stationary state of the popu
lation, but it is also a fact that there
has been a special cause, this year. The
medical examination of the conscripts
has beet far more severe on this occa-.
sion than , for. .several years past. In
1894 Gen Mercier " alarmed at" the
dwindling of the annual contingent, or
dered the military medical boards the
conseils de revision, as they are termed
to' pass men who, though they would
not be fit to make active soldiers, might
yet be utilized for duties that do not
involve actual fighting. i Their, pres
ence in the ranks would thus set free
a number , of men capable of going to
the front, but Whose occupation would
-make them noncomba tan ts in the event
0$ wjr.5 Theje, feajsjacj
plaints that some of tie men passed as
the result of Gen. Mereier's instructions
suffered th their health in consequence
Of their incorporation. M. De Frej--cinet,.
in response to. public opinion,
decided to return to the old system,
and the military doctors have, there
fore, had to show . themselves much
stricter. - The resulting deficit that has
to' be faced is, however, a serious mat
ter, especially as there is little hope
that it will disappear in the future.'.
Paris Cor. Pall Mall Gazette. .
,JiOT,s WAVE.. PHILOSOPHY.,-..??.
When all tiie sky seems blazing down and
s-:r.h:ne curls the bricks
And General Humidity puts In his biggest
I welcome to my eyrie with a moist and
dripping palm -
A placid old philosopher who runs a little
farm,' . - --
Who says imagination helps a deal in keep
' ing cool,
And who to comfort other men makes this
his simple rule: -To
talk of piping, .biting days, and drifting
winter storm -Whene'er
the weather pipes it up and gets
too thunderin' warm..
They're better far than fizz or smash or
. juleps, sure s you're born,
The honest little narratives of Frigid
Weather John. - y
For though the sizzling summer time may
boil and steam and hiss.
Who'd ever, ever think of it while listening
"I never see'd a winter have a darnder,
- sharper aiage
Than in the year of sixty-one, the year that
I drove stage.
I never had so hard a job attendin' to my
For everything 'twas frizzable that year
you bet was friz.
At last I done a caper that I hadn't done
I got a -little careless and I friz up both
, my ears.
The roads was awful drifted and I trod ten
miles cf snow
And all the time that thund'rin' wind did
cothin, sah; -but blow.
Them ears cf mine was froze so hard,
stuck out so blocmin' straight
I thought the wind would snap 'em off, it
blew at such a rate. - ....
And when at -last I hauled up home, the
missus bust in tears
And hollered: 'John, ch massy me, you're
- going to lose your ears.'
But I why, land o' goodness, I was cooler'n
' "r I be now."
And ho passed his read bandanna up across
his steaming brow
"I jest got cut my hatchet, and chopped
two cakes of ice
And held 'em on my friz-up ears 'twas
Granny Jones' advice.
I didn't dare go in the house, but set there
. in the shed
A-holdin' them two junks of ice to either
. side my head.
The chunks weighed fifty pounds apiece
. - that doctorin' didn't cost.
And so I got 'em big enough to take out
all the frost.
Ay wife at -last came out to see what made
" -me .keep so stiil ... -
-And here 1 was, sab, sound asleep and
Bnonn' lit to kill. - -
"She jgot -me in and gave me tea and helped
me inter bed
"With that ere ice a-frozen tight and solid
to my head.
'Twas sort of curl's, I 'confess, but Btill I
slept complete, , .... -
A crystal palace on my head and soap
stones on my feet.
It wasn't what you really call a calm and
.. restful night. - -, .
But when the ice peeled off next day them
- ears came out all right.' -,
They're better far than fizz or smash or
-! . juleps, sure's you're born; : ... -
These honest little narratives from Frigid
-Lewiston (Me.) Journal.
f Lottie's Blue Eyes
THE harrowing conviction was forc
ing itself upon Miss Sophia's mind
that her brother, liev. Harmon Pen
dleton, at the mature age of 44, had
actually fallen in love. This fact was
in itself an oifense to Miss" Sophia, but
it was "not ..all;- for the minister had
committed the supreme folly of losing
his heart to a chit of a girl, and a most
objectionable young person altogether
in Miss Sophia's eyes. . '
.'"v0Tr, if ae had only fallen in love
with Mary." mused Sophia, '"She is a
most estimable young woman. But
that doll-faee-d, vain, frivolous Lottie"
.and Miss Sophia groaned. "A man of his
age and a minister of the Gospel to lose
kis wits over n pink and white complex
ion and vellow hair! Oh, it is too bad.
If .. I only knew of some way to disen
chant him." , . . - . '.;. r -
Just then two girls and a young man
passed along the street. ; One of the
girls was tall, dark-haired and stately;
the other was pink-cheeked arid yellow
haired,. Her hands were full of roses
and ; her laughing eyes were uplifted
.in the face of the young man by her
side. ...... , v.;. ;" ,
Miss Sophia snorted with disgust.
"Flirting,, as. usual,! the shameless
piece!? she ejaculated. "A nice min
i ster's wif e she would make ! Harmon's
an idiot!" ; V "
- The:n Miss Sophia suddenly awoke to
the fact that the hired girl had been
left much too Jong at her own devices,
and rose hastily to her feet. ; In so do
ing, she tripped over a stool and gave
her ankle a severe wrench.
A little later Bev. Harmon Pendleton
returned home and found Miss. Sophia
with her foot on a stool and her ankle
swathed in bandages.
"Why, Sophia, what has happened?"
asked the minister. ;., . ; -''
"I've sprained my ankle," replied
Miss Sophia, with . grim, disgust. "I
can't so much as put my foot on the
floor." , , , '-: - .
"Wbewv this is indeed; bad!" mur
mured Kev. Harmon. ,
"And it is not all," added Miss So
phia. "Martha has just had word that
her mother is very ill and to come home
immediately. What to do J can't imag
ine." . - - --;r.--h;.vi-: :.;
"Why, get another girl.". , . :" --
VSince when has it become so easy to
get help in Westonville at a moment's
notice?" ejaculated Miss Sophia, with
supreme scorn. . - . : . . : -?
"I met Miss . Armiger down : the
street," said the minister, with sudden,
inspiration. "She intends stopping on
her way home. , Perhaps she can think
of a way out of , the difficulty." ,
"I don't doubt it; Mary Armiger i
a at g,ie ung woman," gay
Miss Sophia, with empnasis.. "7"i!--.
"Yes, she is, indeed." readily assented
, "So uterly unlike her sister Lottie,"
supplemented Miss Sophia. -
. "Yes, they are quite unlike, certain
ly," said the minister, quietly. .
i "Did.' you meet Lottie, also?" asked
Miss Sophia, .fnrtiveiy .watching '. her;
brother's fac. , "She passed with Char
He Saunders, molting eyes at him as
What an audacious flirt that
."P.h,. I.have not seen Lottie," replied
the-nrinister, and then he added: "Here
comes Miss Armiger now." -
He passed into the hall, returning in
a few miuytes with Mary Armiger,
"WThy, Miss Sophia, I am so sorry to
hear of your accident," she said.
She had soft'dark eyes and a low,
sweet voice.- .- .
"I was just telling Sophia, that per
haps you may be able to help her in
her present awkward predicament,"
said the minister. "Martha's mother is
ill, and she is going home this after
noon." "Why, that is too bad," said Mary
Arminger. "How long will Martha be
"A week at least," replied Miss So
phia. , .
"How would it do for me to come'
and keep house for you?" asked Mary,
after a few moments' thought. "Fa
ther and mother are going away to
morrow for about two weeks. There's
the Widow Mason's daughter, Sarah,
who would, I am sure, be glad to come
and do the rough work."
"You would be doing me a kind
ness I should not soon forget," re
plied Miss Sophia, with surprising
In fact she was really delighted with
the plan.. What an opportunity it would
afford to bring Mary Armiger's ster
ling qualities under the observation of
the minister! He was fully cognizant
of her usefulness in the church, her
good work among the poor and suffer
ing of the parish; her domestic virtues
could now be demonstrated to him.
Miss Sophia looked at her brother.
He .was gazing gratefully and : appre
ciatively at Mary Armiger.
"No one in trouble ever appeals to
you in vain Miss Mary," he said. "But
this is really something of an imposi
tion." "Not at all. I shall be very glad in
deed to come. Only,'.' with a slight hes
itation, "I am afraid I should be obliged
to bring Lottie, as there will be no one
at home." . ' ; '.'...
. Miss.. Sophia's brow darkened; the
minister's "face flushed slightly.
"By all means bring Miss Lottie,'-' he;
said, as Miss Sophia remained silent. '
Lifting her eyes, one evening aweek
later, Miss Sophia saw upon the porch
quite distinctly. for the moon was shin
ing. brightly, Mary Armiger and Char
lie Saunders. She stiffened in her chair.
Mary and Charlie being together it fol
lowed that Lottie and the,' minister
were bearing each other company..
There rose before Miss Sophia's mind's
eye a distracting vision of Lottie, lovely
in her white gown, with pink roses in
her yellow hair.. The next moment,
however, all thought of Lottie, engaged
in luring the minister to return to his
former folly, was driven from Miss So
phia's mind, for Charlie Saunders had
placed his arm about Mary's waist and
kissed her upon the lips. ,
Miss Sophia gasped in astonishment
and horror. Could she have seen aright?
Mary Armiger, the model of all that is
best in womanhood, permitting an in
nocent boy to kiss her unrebuked!
As Miss Sophia sat bewildered the
couple "moved toward her.
"Why, Miss Sophia, you are all in the
dark; I'll light the lamp," said Mary,'
as she stepped through the low window
into the room, followed by Charley. ,
Miss Sophia sat in grim silence until
Mary had lighted the lamp. She fixed
her eyes sternly upon Mary. Certainly
she had never seen the elder Miss Armi
ger look quite so pretty before. There
was a pink flush in her cheeks and her
dark eyes were soft and bright.
"Mary Armiger, did I really see that
young man kissing you a few moments
ago or did my eyes deceive me?" asked
Miss Sophia; with uncompromising ab
- Mary blushed, while Charlie, to Miss
Sophia's intense indignation, began to
"I I am afraid that you did, Miss
Sophia," faltered Mary. ."You see, I
had just promised to marry him."
"What!" gasped Miss Sophia. "That
worthless young scamp, who does noth
ing but flirt with your sister."
"Now Miss Sophia, that's too bad!"
cried Charlie. "Lottie and I never
thought of ueh a thing. - She knows
that I ve been in love witn Mary lor
ever so long ' . ;. i .;;
, Before Miss Sophia had time to col
lect her scattered wits sufficiently to
make a reply the minister and Lottie
entered the room. Lottie's cheeks were
pinker than the roses she wore in her
hair, and the minister" eyes were ra
diant. - - :, ; .- . ; -
For a moment Miss Sophia's eyes lin
gered first upon, the girl and then upon
her brother, and she made a quick
movement to rise from her chair. The
minister came to her assistance.
"I wish to go to my room," she said,
laying her hand upon her brother's arm,
but keeping her face studiously avert
ed from him and the other occupants
of the parlor.
"I suppose you will permit me to re
main until you are married to that
doll," she said, t.s;-;,.IISUi.;,, .
. "Why, Sophia, surely you are not
thinking of deserting me now that I
shall need you more than ever?" ex
claimed the minister! "You see if I
were going to marry a woman like Mary
Armiger, now" and a suspicion of a
smile crossed his lips, but was quickly
suppressed "I should not require any
one to keep house for me. But it's be
ing Lottie makes it .quite a different
matter. .. : , .... . . .
For a moment or two Miss Sophia
said notliing. ."',"'
"Humph!" she at length replied.'
"I'll think about remaining." Chicago
Times-Herald. . - :
To Make an Ic Poultice.
- An ice poultice, is iu-de by mixing
cracked Ice with, sawdust, putting the
mixture into a' .flannel bag, and wrap
ping this in oiled silk or thin India rub
ber cloth, i It is sometimes, used to re
duce, the temperature in children r in
cases of fever when the head-is hot,
but its application requires great care.
Ladies' Home Journal. ,- ' - i --
S UK A VEYARD FOR PETS
Where Aristocratic Dogs and Cats
. Are to Be Buried.
The New Cemetery to Be Located In
Maryland, Across : the Line
from the District of
. Columbia.. t
The deaths of many valuable pets of
fashionable mn and women of Wash
ington's inner circles have suggested
to some enterprising mind the idea of
establishing a dog and cat graveird.
It in intended, also, to allow parrots
and monkeys to be interred in this cem
etery, and, in fact, animals of any kind7
if they are pets of fashionable people
who have money enough to spend on
this new fad.
A petition has been sent to the dis
trict commissioners requesting permis
sion to conduct such an enterprise.
However, this could not be granted, as
Ihe commissioners decided that such a
cemetery could not.be established in
the District of Columbia. This did not
daunt the orignatcrs of the scheme,
however. 'Ihey at once decided to vn
jusL beyand the district line and start
the business in Maryland. ;
The plan is to obtain about a quar
ter cf an acre on the prettiest site pos
sible, atd make a beautiful little park
out of the place. The grounds will have
an attendant, and will be kept in splen
did order. Money will not be spared to
make the cemetery attractive, and only
the dog& of the rieh can afford to rest
in this exclusive and fashionable little
graveyard. The owners of Doggie and
-Kitty, and Polly and Jaeko, as the ease
may be, will have to put up their money
in order to plant their animals in this
particular spot of ground, as the space
,will be limited, and only a few hundred ,
graves will be madel These will be
costly."- The poor bootblack, however,
with a "yaller dog,'" will have to let
the garbage man cart .his pet away, or
sneak over to a .vacan t -lot on .ay-.dft.rk
night ansl."jut sway' hfe faithful com
panion. - ".'. , '.
v nen Admiral uewey. a dog tioD died ,
ini Kew York the admiral telegraphed
to the hospital where the. collie was and
ordered that he be given a good burial.
The -best that the hospital authorities
could do, however, was to. send the re
mains of the dog over to New Jersey to
be interred in a vacant lot.. Mr. Perry '
Heath's little Cuban poodle-shared a
like fate last week. Several days ago,
when an old cat, one of the pets of the i
white- house, died, one of the servants
dug a little grave in the backyard by a
rose bush, and "Tommy" was laid, to
rest.. It was all right for "Tommy," for
he could not have been in a more aristo
cratic or beautiful place, but as one
lovely woman who loves her dog more
than her bonnets, said:, "It was right
hard on Dewey's dog not to be buried
in the white house yard also."
The.plan of the dog cemetery is not al
together a sew one, but rather an Eng
lish adoption. There is in London just
such an enterprise. It is situated near
Kyde Park and is about 150 feet square.
Dr. Cecile French, the well-known
canine authority, says that when he was
in London last summer he visited the
institution for the purpose of ascertain
ing just what it was. He says: "It is a
beautiful spot, with large, old weeping
willows and hedges. It is surrounded
by a wall composed of boxwood, which
is so thick and dense that it is impossi
ble to see what is going on inside. After
much difficulty and persuasion, I was
permitted to enter and investigate.
There are numerous miniature walks,
so narrow that only one person can
walk in them. There are many little
graves about a foot ' and half long.
They are kept in ;perfect order, and
most of them have little headstones
and some of the people hae gone so far
as to erect monuments over their dead
pets." ' ' .'.
l nave nere a iew epitapns wmcu x
copied from some of the gravestones,"
said Dr. French, to a "Post reporter,
"and if you wish you may' copy them."
. Here are a few chosen from abouta
I hundred which the doctor had copied
in his notebook: ' ;
To our dear Kibbs, ' .
Tin fnno 11 '93: died February 25. "97. -
After life's "fitf ui fever," she sleeps well.
And when at length my own life's work is
I - o'er .
i I hODe to find her waiting as of yore.
Eager, expectant, glad to meet me at the
'' '. To Rover.' -A
faithful companion, more loving and
' trustworthy, more constant than man.
Sir H. Sebon-Gordon, Bart.
; The time will surely come when the
Washington dog and cat graveyard will
be so attractive that pet animals will
fade away and die in the hope of being
interred in tuch a congenial and beau
tiful spot. Washington Post, 'gm
Exaltation of the HohenaoIIerns.
Germany leaves the direction of her
foreign affairs to the emperor': and
trusts that the sovereign will do the
best he can, choose the most able coun
selors he can find, and that he will be
prompt as well as prudent. -Since all
he does for the nation he does also for
himself, for his own -greatness and
glory, for the splendor of his family,
and for the future of his children and
posterity, all his interests depend upon
and are included in the success of Ger
man policy and the welfare of Germany.
The house; of Hohenzollera never caR
be separated from, the fortunes of the
nation. ; Therefore, . the nation . may
safely confide its fortunes to the house
of Hohenzoliern j atd even now, When
public opinion has evidently taken quite
a different view of things from that of
t heeAiieror, or at least from that which
he seems to hold, no public organ would
propose, nor would the reichstag itself
xvish. to alter the German constitution
with resrard to this particular point.
Prof.. Delbruckj in NorthiAmerican Ke-'