The Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Or.) 1862-1899, May 07, 1897, Image 4

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    fliscellany.
SHE'LL WISH SHE WASN'T NEW.
When her duty's manifolded, .''
And her hours of ease are few
Will a change come o'er the spirit
Of the woman who is "new?"
When she's drawn upon a jury .
Or is drafted for the wars
Will she like her "freedom" better
Than the "chains" she now abhors?
When she's running for an office
And cets "left" and has the blues
Won't she wish that she was back in
The "oppressed" old woman's shoes?
When the ship of state she's steering
'Mid a storm of mad abuse
Won't she wish that for the ballot
She'd ne'er thought she had a use?
When she finds that she is treated
"Like a man," oh, tho she's longed
For just that, won't she be tempted
Oftentimes to think she's wronged?
When no man e'er gives his seat up
In a car, or deigns to hold
Her umbrella when it's raining,
Won't she wish that she was "old"?
Won't she think the men "just horrid,"
Left to bustle for herself.
Where she's looked on as a rival
In the race for power and pelf?
When man's reverence no longer
Is accorded as her due.
When he treats her as a brother,
She'll be sorry that she's vfewl ;
-Boston Globe.
A NOVEL IN A
NUTSHELL.
No one brought Into casual contact
With Edward Flint would have - sus
pected that he was of unsound mind.
None the loss he was one of the most
dangerous lunatics that I had in the
X asylum.
He had been an exceptionally able
lawyer, and, up to his 40th year, had
been making a large income. Over
work had, however, told upon him,
and he was suddenly seized, while iu
the company of some friends, with
ac"te homiclrinl mania. He had bwn
with me for four years, and, on the
average, had uu attack of mania every
six or seven weeks. During his period
of lunacy he was so ferocious as to de
mand constant care and supervision,
and of course, as a result, had to be de
tained in the asylum.
In his saner Intervals no man could
have desired a pleasanter companion,
and it was my constant habit to spend
half an hour or so a day In his con
genial company. One day, Just before
his periodical attack, he told me the
following story, which Is of such a
unique character that I give It just as
he told it me. At its conclusion,
wrought up to a pitch of fury, he made
a determined attack on me, and I near
ly paid for my tale with my life, being
only rescued with difficulty by the at
tendants. "I was what the world would call a
successful man, and on my fortieth
birthday I reckoned I was making over
2,000 a year. I had always been a
lonely man and had never had the least
Inclination toward female society, con
tenting myself with my work and my
books. One day, however, I had to
wait upon an old gentleman who had
recently come to our town for the pur
pose of drawing up his wilL When
this was done I was Introduced to his
daughter, a girl about 20. Ethel Milli
kin was not what might have been
"called a beauty; still, I knew at once
that I had met my fate. To you, doctor,
married young and happily, It may
sound ridiculous for a middle-aged
man to be talking of love, yet to me it
was a desperate fact I will not bore
you with her description; suffice It to
say that, trembling, I took my leave
and went back to my office. There I
thought long and deeply over this new
phase In my life, and finally resolved
that, cost what it might, I would mar
ry Miss Millikin, and that if I couldn't
no one else should.
"It was clearly absurd for me to at
tempt to win her love In the usual way,
the disparity in our years was so great,
so I decided to win her respect first
"I took time over It and quietly Inter
ested myself in her pet projects, sub
scribed to her sick fund, lent her books,
and was of use to her in many ways.
Already she regarded me as a very
dear friend, and, I have no doubt,
would soon have learned to love me.
"One night I was to take her and her
sister to the theater and had booked
three stalls. At the last minute, how
ever, to my secret joy, her sister had a
bad headache and was unable to go.
We went as arranged and I decided to
put my fortunes to the touch during
the performance. On our arrival the
theater was crowded and, to my In
tense annoyance, I found a young cli
ent of mine, Sir Edward Berkley, In
the next stall to ours. I was obliged
to Introduce him and had the mortifica
tion of seeing that Miss Millikin had
made an impression on him. What
chance had I against a young, wealthy
and handsome man? And with jealous
eyes I already saw the Chateau d'Es
pagne of love, that I had so carefully
reared. In ruins.
"On our return from the play Berk
ley Insisted on accompanying us to Mr.
Millikin's house and was Introduced
by me to him.
"The acquaintance ripened Into
friendship, and friendship Into love,
which I was powerless to prevent; and
one day Berkley burst Into my office
In a great state of excitement and ask
ed me to congratulate him!
"Me, of all men! How I managed
with impotent rage at my heart to keep
a smooth and smiling face I do not
know; but, to add to the bitter irony
of the situation, I had to receive in
structions to draw up my successful
rival's marriage settlements. I could
have cheerfully murdered him as he sat
In his chair so bright and cheerful,
with the happiness of youth glowing
In his face. Suddenly his face twitch
ed, and he hastily put up his hand to
his brow.
"What is It?" I eagerly asked, hop
ing be might be going to be ill.
" 'Nothing only neuralgia. I have
suffered from it for years and haveH
trled everything, and seen all the doc
tors; but to no avail. So now I make
the best of IV
"So saying, he got up and took his
teave, to go and make love curse him!
to his fiancee.
"No one knows what days and nights
I spent, although I worked until my
body was aching; my brain would not
let me sleep. I roamed up and down
my room, planning impossible methods
of revenge, only to see the futility of
It alL The times are not suited for
melodrama, and If I could only watch
and watch and wait
"On morning I crawled down to the
office feeling utterly done up and list
lessly examined my correspondence.
Among it I noted one from an old
friend who was practicing as a physi
cian in Paris. Tossing the rest of the
letters to the managing clerk, I began
to read my friend's long letter. Sud
denly a paragraph in it seemed to
stand before my eyes as If written in
fire. It ran thus:
"'You will, I know, be keenly inter
ested In a marvelous discovery that
Dr. Luys, of this citj lias just made.
He Is our great authority on brain dis
eases and also dabbles in hypnotism
and other kindred subjects.
" 'He has established beyond any
doubt that It is possible to remove the
delusions of an insane person pre
viously hypnotized by means of a thin
magnetized . steel band worn around
the patient's forehead for about a
week. This is sufficiently marvelous,
but is nothing to the fact that if a sane
man or woman wears the band pre
viously used by the lunatic the delu
sions of the latter pass in their entire
ty to the wearer, who becomes an echo
in every action of his predecessor.'
"At last! At last! Crushing the paper
in my hand, I revelled in the exquisite
revenge the letter revealed to me. My
brain, preternaturally excited, in a
few moments planned the whole
scheme. Violently ringing my bell. I
informed the clerk who came hurrying
in that I had to go to Paris at once on
urgent business. I told him to ask Sir
Edward to meet me at the office in four
days' time to finish the settlement, and
I started at once for London en route
for Paris.
"Fatigue was gone. Once more alert
and active, I felt as If treading on air.
On the journey I rehearsed and rehears
ed the scheme I had planned out until
I thought it perfect. I at once, on ar
rival, hastened to my friend's house
and pretended that I had not received
his letter. After breakfast he took
me to Dr. Luys' clinic, and there I saw
that the powers he laid claim to were
indeed his. Selecting the neediest-looking
of his assistants I gently touched
him and drew him aside. In my best
French I told him that if he came to
my hotel that evening with the band
just removed from the lunatic who had
been relieved before my eyes, I would
give him 2,500 francs, or 100. At first
he would not listen! but at last he did,
and I went back to my hotel, content.
That evening I left Paris with my 're
venge' carefully packed in a small box.
On arrival at my house I slept for
twelve hours, a thing I had not done
for weeks, and awoke ready to carry
my scheme through.
"I see you shudder, doctor, but I felt
calm as fate Itself.
"The following morning I was closet--ed
with Berkley for some time, poring
over deeds of title and old, musty docu
ments. I purposely delayed. In order
to fatigue him. Presently I saw the
tell-tale contraction of his face, and I
knew he was mine. Leaning across the
table, I said:
" "I had Intended, Sir Edward, half
mining myself In giving you a wed
ding present; but I have altered my
mind I will cure your neuralgia in
stead.' " 'What!' said he, eagerly; 'I'd give
anything if you could; it's "the only
cross I have to bear.'
" 'Well, I'll cure you on one condi
tion.' '"Name It I'll do anything.'
" 'That you give me your solemn
word of honor not to disclose to any
one the method of cure.
" 'All right; only cure me.'
' 'Well, I'll tell you, first, why you
have had to promise. You must know
that this office that Is, myself is the
repository of half "the secrets of the
town. This is because everyone thinks
I am a' model for solid common sense.
Now, if you blurted out that I had ad
vised you to use a half-spiritualistic,
half-quackish remedy, why, my repu
tation as an embodiment of practical
sense would be gone. I used myself
to suffer from headaches, and do now,
for that matter, and had tried every
remedy that the doctors could suggest.
At last I was persuaded to try a spiri
tualist, to whom I went at night. He
gave me a thin band to wear whenever
I had a headache, and he said it would
relieve it if due to overwork, or cure it
if due to neuralgia. It was to be worn
for eight days constantly, and, to en
able you to do it, I suggest that we
both take a week's holiday and go to
some small fishing village and try the
treatment.
"I paused and waited with throbbing
heart for his answer.
" 'How awfully good you are, Flint!
I can never repay you for your kind
ness; I owe you more than I can tell
already. Why, you Introduced me to
the loveliest '
"'Stay! stay!. Don't begin that. I
will arrange to start next Monday.
Will that suit your
"So it was agreed, and he left the of
fice In high spirits, while I sat on and
thought of Ethel, my wife, in the fu
ture. "In the little village of Ancorn I
bound the fatal band round his fore
head. I could not hypnotize him, but
I felt sure that my intense desire for
the success of the band would be as
good as any other man's hypnotic pow
er. And so It proved, for. on the eighth
day, I found Sir Edward Berkley
Ethel's promised husband In his bed
room, a gibbering lunatic. I at once
secured the steel band, which was soon
destroyed, and then summoned assist
ance. With great difficulty we had him
removed to an asylum, and I went back
to break the news to his fiancee. I did
It, I flatter myself, well, and then left
her alone for a month. Then I gradu
ally began once more, to frequent the
house, until I stood again in my old po
sition. Berkley had been away for five
months, and I thought tbe time had
arrived to speak my mind to Ethel. I
went one afternoon to see her, and, if
possible, to win her. Sitting at her
side, I was Just going to speak, when I
heard a step on the stair and turned
round, and to my amazement saw Sir
Edward Berkeley himself. Then I saw
all was over a blind fury seemed to
seize me. In a" moment I was on him.
Ah! I have you now I have you at
last '"
With a bound Flint was upon me. I
fought for my life, but fortunately
assistance was at hand, and, fighting,
yelling and struggling, the maniac was
secured. London Sketch.
Doinc and Not Do in sc.
"Sir," said a lad, coming down to
one of the wharves in Boston, and ad
dressing a well-known merchant,
"have you any berth on your-ship? I
want to earn something."
"What can you do?" asked the gen
tleman. "I can try my best to do whatever
I am put to do," answered the boy.
"What have you done?"
"I tave sawed and split all mother's
wood for nigh on two years."
"What have yon not done?" asked
the gentleman, who was a queer sort
of questioner. m
"Well, sir," answered the boy, after
a moment's pause, "I have not whis
pered In school once for a whole year."
"That's enough," said the gentleman,
"you may ship aboard this vessel; and
I hope to see you the master of her
some day. A boy who can master a
woodpile and bridle his tongue must be
made out of good "tuff,"
THE FARM AND HOME
MATTERS OF INTEREST TO FARM
ER AND HOUSEWIFE.
i When the Price Is Low Feed Barley
3 to Stock Kaffir Corn Grows Success
fully in Regions) Affected by Drouth
How to Sow Cloverseed.
. A Good Farm Crop.
Bavley must be gotten In early. A
light, sandy loam. If It is rich enough,
will grow a fine crop of barley." A well-
worked clay loam will also produce
: heavy crops, and in some years extra
i ordinary crops. The ground for this
; crop should be manured the year be
j fore. Potato ground or beet land will
grow excellent crops. The best grow
' ers plow their land In the- fall, and
early in April, when the ground Is fit
! to work, harrow the land both -ways,
j and then drill In two bushels of seed
! and two hundred pounds of fertilizer
to the acre. The fertilizer gives the
seed a good start. The grain ripens
: earlier and has a brighter color. After
I the crop is about two inches high, it
i should be rolled. The rolling should
, be done when the soil Is dry, Clover
j seed may be sown with barley. If the
ground is in fine tilth and rich six
quarts of clover will give a thick set.
One of the advantages of this crop Is
that it takes but four months to grow
the crop, and, If the grain is high, it
can be sold, and, if low, it makes an ex
cellent feed for all kinds of stock, espe
cially for pigs. Barley ripening early,
tbe land, if not seeded to clover, should
be harrowed over witiTtbe disc harrow,
first one way and then across the field,
and prepared for wheat.
Kaffir Corn.
Another year's experience with this
dry-weather crop has Justified the
claims of its friends and put to flight
its enemies. All over that section of
the United States west of the Missis
sippi River, where Indian corn falls
occasionally, kaffir corn was more
largely grown than ever before during
the season of 189C. The yield was
larger than ever, and as farmers be
come more and more familiar with cul
tivating and handling the crop the
eanly objections gradually disappear.
Of course, last season was not marked
by drouth except in limited areas, but
in Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, and par
ticularly Oklahoma, dry weather did
some damage to Indian corn, but failed
to hurt the kaffir. There Is some ob
jection on the score of difficulty in cur
ing when it is cut as hay, or put Into
shocks, as is Indian corn. As a rule, in
the sections where it is most largely
grown, rains are not at all frequent
during harvest time, and In addition
the atmosphere has peculiar drying
properties, so that experienced grow
ers find nothing to complain of: The
stalks make a high grade of forage,
and the grain, when ground. Is excel
lent for stock feed, and in a number
of cases kaffir meal has been made
lato acceptable bread. Broadcasted
fields are cut and harvested as hay,
but where the corn is planted In rows
It Is usually cut and shocked, remain
ing In the field until thoroughly dry,
after which it Is stacked. Tbe ground
Is prepared as for an ordinary crop of
corn. Drill In the seed so that there
will be a stalk about every six or ten
Inches. Agriculturist. ;
Cloverseed.
Before sowing clover seed, harrow
the grain across tbe drills, then sow
the seed right behind the harrow. If
the laud is rich, six quarts of seed will
be enough to sow upon an acre; If the
ground is poor, sow eight quarts to the
acre. The secret of successful clover
growth Is jl thin coat of rich manure,
spread over the field either in the fall
or in the spring. Six two-horse loads
will cover an acre. If the stubble is
heavy, cut it off, setting the mower bar
high. Tbe time to cut is about the
middle of August. Make it into hay;
It makes a fine feed for young cattle in
winter. The clover should be given a
coat of sixty bushels of lime to the acre
early In the fall, or during the winter.
Clover seed sown late on hard, dry
ground is only a waste of seed, as there
is not enough moisture to start tbe
seed, and being late the hot, dry weath
er will kill tbe plants If they germinate.
Wlntei-Hred Vermin.
- Animals kept in warm stables are
less liable to protect themselves
against vermin that they can easily
destroy by rolling in the dust when
given free range in summer. The fact
that a horse will often choose to roll
on bare soil, especially If dusty, rather
than on the grass. Is itself pretty good
evidence that tbe horse is troubled by
lice. A shrewd horse will often do this
if the soil be wet, and thus cover him
self ' with mud. When it dries it Is
turned to dust In the process of groom
ing.. Dust will kill lice, and when ani
mals have access to bare ground they
are never troubled In this way. Often
in stables where poultry are allowed,
the vermin come from the bodies of the
hens, finding a lodgment on the wood
work of the stable. Prepare a kerosene
emulsion with one part of kerosene to
ten of water, and enough soap to make
It come together In a mixture. Wash the
necks and shoulders of all horses In
stables with this occasionally, and the
vermin will cease to trouble. But
whether horses are or are not pestered
with hen lice, poultry have no business
In horse stables. They are very apt to
get in unless doors and windows are
kept closed or protected by screens.
More horses are kept poor by having
fowls soil their feed boxes than by lack
of feed when working hard during the
warm spring weather. American Cul
tivator. Growing: Sweet Peas.
Sweet peas require the same culture
! as the garden pea, with the exception;
that they require heavier manuring.
It is not necessary to train them on
trellises, or on stakes;' while they have
tendrils and cling for support to any
stake that may be near them, yet they
can be grown with great satisfaction
by running off rows in the garden forty
Inches wide and about four Inches In
depth. Place in the bottom of the fur
row one Inch of old, well-rotted ma
nure, and sow three or four seeds to
the - inch. Cover the seed only two
Inches in depth, and as the peas grow,
draw the other two Inches of soil close
np to the roots. Keep the soil loose be
tween the rows; when the vines are
half grown, throw a light furrow on
each side of the pea row this will
be all the support they will require.
If grown upon the lawn they should
have a wire trellis, or be nicely staked.
One ounce of seed will sow twenty feet
of row. If the rows are two inches In
depth, one ounce of seed will only sow
ten feet of row.
Feeding; Yoanc Chicks.
Chickens do not require food for the
first twenty hours after hatching. Af
ter that time they should be removed
from the nest or Incubator where they
were hatched. Then for the first week
stale bread, soaked In milk, with tbe
milk partly squeezed, or the yolk of
hard-boiled eggs, mixed with, bread
-crumbs, will be found the best food
for them. - V - '.
. Do not feed young chicks the white
of eggs, as It Is very Indigestible.
Granulated oatmeal, fed dry, Is also
good, but It -never should be damp
ened. ,.-
If the chicks cannot getj grass Jn
their runs, It should be provided for
them, or a little lettuce cut fine will do
very well, If grass cannot be procured.
. Do not allow the chicks' drinking
water to get warm by standing In tbe
sun. Give them fresh water three or
four times a day. After the first two
weeks, if you do not want bowel trou
ble, milk should be given them to
drink. '
Middlings, bran and maize-meal, In
equal parts, make a good food. The
mixture should be dampened just
enough that all the parts may be well
mixed together. Poultry World.
The Quality of Ensila-e.
As much care Is required In selecting
what shall go Into the silo as food for
stock as to what shall be put In the
barn to be fed dry. Tbe silo adds noth
ing to nutritive value.. It must In any
case slightly decrease It, for some fer
mentation must occur to cause the en
silage to keep. It is important that this
fermentation be as rapid as possible,
so that it can be checked without going
to the acid stage which destroys still
more of what nutrition was put into the
silo. Hence the better quality of feed
put into the silo, retaining as much
moisture as is needed to exclude air.
It Is for this reason that corn that has
come to-earing stage makes sweeter
ensilage than the immature stuff that
must ferment until it sours before'
enough carbonic acid gas can be liber
ated to preserve It. Exchange.
Growing: Seeds by Contract.
It is a great convenience to young
farmers who have too little capital to
make a contract with some seedsman
to grow a part of the crop of seeds or
potatoes that he requires for his cus
tomers. There are few seedsmen who
have the land to spare to grow all the
seeds they require,. At the same time
they cannot purchase seeds in the open
market that they know will be pure
and without admixture of other varie
ties. Hence they are glad to furnish
seed for planting or sowing to some
one who will keep it free from mixing
with other kinds. And for this trouble
they can and do pay more than the
average market prices.
Twenty Acres Knouh.
If you have but one team, twelve to
twenty acres will be enough to have
under cultivation. Aim to give every
crop four good horse cultivations. The
smoothing harrow is a very valuable
implement. One week after planting,
if the ground is fit, run over the field
the way the corn or pototoes were
planted; the following week harrow
across the rows. These crops may be
harrowed four times.' With a good
harrow and a steady team, no hand
hoeing will be required.
Grasa for Wet Land.
The best grasses for marshy lands
are red top, meadow -fescue, fowl
meadow grass, Kentucky blue grass
and meadow foxtail. Land which has
been for twenty years in pasture will
probably not require much, if any, fer
tilizer, but it would be well, before
seeding down, to keep the land under
cultivation for one year. Corn would
be the most suitable crop for this pur
pose. ;
Women and the Garden.
Always take the wife's advice about
making the garden, but don't let her do
the hard work. It may seem puttering
work, but if so plant In long, straight
rows with room enough between to use
the cultivator freely. In this way by
horse power much more can be accom
plished, and the labor being used econ
omically, and on rich land, will make
more profit than the like amount of la
bor on any part of the farm outside the
garden.
Secular Saltinar of Cows.
It Is important that cows be regular
ly salted at least twice a week. If they
have salt before them all the time they
will not eat more than is good for them.
This regular salting not only Increases
milk yield, but also makes it of better
quality. Where cows are salted regu
larly their milk will keep sweet twenty-four
hours longer than will milk
from cows that have suffered for lack
of salt.
Vegetable Seeds.
In buying vegetable and grass seeds,
buy from a first-class house, and get
fresh, last year's seeds. If tbe price is
high, get less seed, but prepare the
ground properly and put In plenty of
fine well rotted manure. Sow the vege
table seeds thin not more than two or
three seeds to the Inch. Mangel seeds
should be sown but one seed to the
Inch.
: "Aunt Hannah" Chard Is Dead.
"Aunt Hannah" Chard, 108 years old,
and who had 105 descendants, died
the other day at Ferrell, N. J. She was
brought to public notice about six
months ago, when she resolved to give
up smoking, after having been a de
votee of the pipe for more than half a
century, because she had read that the
continued use of tobacco would short
en life. In the latter years of her life
Mrs. Chard's chief cause of concern
was that she could no longer thread
her own needle. She felt sensitive
about this and did not like the subject
to be referred to In . company. Two
years ago she was prostrated for a
short time by the death of her son,
Jackson Chard, at the age of CI. "I
knew I should never rear that boy,
was tbe burden of her lament. "lie
was weakly from the cradle." "Aunt
Hannah" was born In New York. She
ran away from home and was a flower
girl In Philadelphia, where she saw
Washington, Lafayette and other rev
olutionary generals. She accompanied
a- family of pioneers into the wilder
ness of Southern New Jersey and at the
age of 21 married William Chard, who
died prematurely thirteen years ago at
the early age of 91. The Chard family
has a claim of 1,500 acres in Brooklny.
They are related to Gen. Sickles.
In Court.
Lawyer But when you said that did
you not have some ulterior motive in
view?
Witness What right have you to
question my motives? "
Lawyer I'm not questioning your
motives, I'm questioning you. Boston
Transcript.
A Bombshell.
"Well, you see, old man, I'm afraid
the government won't come down with
the cash. He's a sort of bombshell"
"How so?" .
"He goes off when I touch him."
Washington CapltaL -
The Modern Author.
He padded his jokes, he padded his books,
He padded his poems as well;
But good things come in the course of
: time,
For the public padded his cell. -.-
New York Journal.
' It Is an awfully smart man , who
knows enough to know when he Is be
ing laughed at. . - ,.
- Brick Country Roads,
Davenport Democrat: The Impres
sion grows that-yltrifled brick is the
only thing that will make such a road
as this country needs In the rural re
gions. Such brick does not wear, and
with a well drained and well built
foundation and that need not be a
costly one either it will not settle out
of shape. The brick road that Is made
right will be In place in a century. The
macadam, gravel or other road Is mere
ly a question of time, and not of long
time either. The'brick road costs, more
at first, but inside of a few years the
other roads more than- make up the
difference. The best is the cheapest In
the end.
BnildlnK Good Hoada.
It has been said, and the assertion
has not been contradicted, that the av
erage country road In Illinois Is a dis
grace to any community that boasts
of an enlightened civilization. The
Engineering News, which has taken
more than ordinary interest In the
"good roads" agitation, contains a pa
per on country road legislation, by
Prof. Van Ornum, of the Department
of Civil Engineering, Washington Uni-.;
versity, St. Louis. The members of!
the Illinois Legislature would do well
to read it. Prof. Van Ornum gives the
following requirements of a country!
road law: A State highway commis-.
slon made up of experts In road cons
struction; a classification-of roads in!
type and cost in accordance with their,
importance as lines of travel; a distri-i
bution of the expense of construction
between the. State, county and the in
dividuals benefited; stringent laws con
trolling the construction, maintenance)
and use of such roads and highways. '
- From Prof. Van Ornum's paper It 19
evident that adequate road laws, adapt-!
ed to present conditions and equitably!
apportioning the cost of such construe-,
tion, are yet wanting in a majority of
the States. . Laws proposing to regu
late or promote the building of good
country roads are abundant enough,
but they generally are out of date or so
crude in form as to fall utterly In ap
plication. Chicago Record.
Local Bonda for Koad Making.
Probably never before was the sub
ject of good country roads more thor
oughly discussed than in the recent
past Not alone Is hand-to-hand work
being done by granges and other farm- j
ers' organizations, but county, State !
and even national officials are working !
toward Improvement in this great ques- j
tlon. The United States Department of i
Agriculture is making 'investigation
through Its officers of road Inquiry, un
der the direction of Roy Stone. The
latest bulletin on this subject Is from
an address delivered some time ago
by Judge Thayer, of Clinton, Iowa,
who succinctly remarks that the Uni
ted States annually contributes to the
mud fiend $250,000,000, which is a total
loss. . . .
He favors borrowing money on long
time bond at low rate of Interest, using
the taxes to pay the interest and prin
cipal. "I am in favor," he said, "of al
lowing the people of a township the
right to vote upon the question of bor
rowing money, not to exceed a certalu
per cent per year, to use in road build
ing. I would have road Improvement
a township matter, based on local op
tion. If the people of one township
want to build a certain number of
miles of good road, I would not permit
the people of another township or the
State Legislature to'prevent It If a
majority of the people of a township
want good, permanent roads, at a cost
within certain prescribed limits, I
would not put it in the power of the
minority to prevent It. I would build
good roads with the taxes now paid.
I would cover the State with a network
of durable, permanent roads, which can
be used every day in the week on
which to haul a full load, and I would
do this without increasing the present
road taxation one mill."
A German professor, Karl Groos, has
written a book on the "plays" of ani
mals. In which he undertakes to show
that the desire to indulge in play is a
true Instinct among the lower crea
tures. As in man, the tendency to play
Is stronger In young animals. Professor
Groos divides animal sports into a
number of classes. Among them are:
Play-hunting," In which the prey Is
sometimes such as the animal natural
ly chases, and sometimes a "make-believe;"
"play-fighting," "building-play,"
"nursing-play," "plays of imitation,"
and others.
Discouraged and Downcast,
A Well Known Yolo County, Califor.
nla, Druggist, Fines for the Nirvana.
He Finds a More Pleasant Rem
edy for His Ills Than Bud
dha's Panacea.
From the Mail, Woodland, Cal.
There is probably no man in Yolo
county better known that William R.
Pond, formerly of the drug firm of
Pond & Lawson, of Woodland, . Cal.
For five years Mr. Pond was a terrible
sufferer from nervous prostration, and
at and during these attacks, pined for
"sleep that knows no waking."
Physicians were powerless to aid him,
and he was becoming rapidly worn out,
when an old friend, a Mr. Hendrickson,
of San Francisco, recommended him to
try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. In much
the same way that a drowning man
grasps at whatever comes his way, Mr.
Pond clutched at the idea of Pink Pills,
and they cured him, on his following
the printed - directions. Mr. Pond is
chairman of the Republican county cen
tral committee, and is never tired of
singing the praises of Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills. "
Dr. Williame.' Pink Pills contain, in
a condensed form, all the elements
necessary to give new life and richness
to the . blood and . ret. tore -shattered
nerves. Theyare an unfailing specific
for such diseases as locomotor ataxia,
partial paralysis, St Vitus' dance, sci
atica, neuralgia, rheumatism, nervous
headache, the after effects of lagrippe,
palpitation of the heart, pale and sallow
complexion, all forms of weakness
either in male or female. Pink Pills
are sold by all dealers, or will be sent
post paid on receipt of price 50 cents
a box, or six boxes for $2.60 (tbey are
never sold by the bulk or 100), by ad
dressing Dr. Williams' Medicine Com
pany, Schenectady, N. Y.
mm
Gives Vigor, Health, Lif and Strength.1 Xasr
ta tkt bjU flsctivs. Vied and sold iwrfUt
TRUMPET CALLS.
Be
Born Sounds a Warning Not
to' the Unredeemed. :
f I HE soul fed upon ,
I husks, never gets
fat. -
Reason 'always
walks, but love
runs. - V
The best men
are mother-made
men.
A poor free
lunch costs more
than a good din
ner. ;
The true life is
the life we live within ourselves.
The cause of our not being esteemed
Is In ourselves.
God pity the man who murders his
own innocence.
If there is nothing in a man, his "op
portunity" never comes.
It is a blessing to have opinions; it
is a curse to be opinionated.
The one man who falls In character,
has made the greatest failure. ...
AH sinful life Is moral Insanity; -and
a guilty act Is criminal lunacy.
The largest .screen for a saloon. Is to
build a summer resort all around It
Joy is the companion of Love, and
they may -always be found together.-
The man whose opinion is hardest to
get is the man whose opinion Is most
worth getting. '
The saddest Ignorance in this world
Is not to-know the pleasure that comes
from self-sacrifice.
The preacher who has to go to Eu
rope to get ideas, has not entered the
Infinite field of truth.
Opinions are a good thing to have in
life, but an extra pair of suspenders Is
often of more practical value. .
Calling a man hard names, Is often
only another way of saying that he
dares to differ from you In opinion.
It is a merciful provision of provi
dence that In hours of darkest sorrow
we are not conscious of what we suffer.
Some people's virtues are like the
boy's fish when the head of vanity
and the tail of selfishness are cut off,
there is nothing left to eat
The mathematics of marriage man
becomes an integer instead of a frac
tion; he "halves his sorrows, doubles
his joys," and multiplies his usefulness.
OLD TIME COURTESY.
Of the Sort Found in Oreeon When
Ftae Was Tonne and Unfettered.
There wasn't any particular excite
ment over the hanging of the man
pointed out and arrested at Big Bend
as the chap who stole a pack mule from
Colonel White's camp, over on Fish
River. One of White's men, who was
over after bacon, happened to meet
the stranger and be went to Jim Red
fern, president of the vigilance com
mittee, and said:
"Jim, Is It a good day for a hanging?"
"Wall, tolerably fa'r," replied Jim.
"The kuss who stole our pack mewl
Is down in the tin front saloon."
"I see. And you want him hung?"
"I don't keer no great shakes about
it myself, but I reckon the kurnel
would be pleased."
"I'm willing to obleege Colonel
White, as he's a good friend of mine;
but do you think the critter down thar
has any objechshuns to bein' hung?"
"He don't look like a man who'd kick
about It 'Pears more like a critter
who'd be glad to be off the airth."
"Wall, - we'll take chances on hlm,
said Jim, and he went to his shanty and
got a rope and asked eight or ten of j
the boys to go along. When the crowd
reached the tin front saloon, the stran
ger was just coming out
"Say, we want you," remarked Red
fern. "What fur?"
"Goin' to hang you."
"'Cause why?"
"Fur stealin' Kurnel White's pack
mewl."
"Wall, fire away."
He was escorted to a tree whereon a
dozen more men had been duly hanged
and, lifted upon an empty whisky bar
rel, the noose was soon placed over his
neck.
' "Want to say anything?" asked Jim,
as all was ready.
"Nothin' 'tall."
"Then let 'er go."
An hour later, White's man, who had
started for borne, returned to hunt up
Mr. Redfern, and say:
"Look-a-yere, Jim, that feller didn't
steal our mewL"
"No?"
"No. They got the feller and the
mewl over at Clay City, and hnng him
this mornln'. I thought this was the
feller, but I must hev bin mistook."
"I see. Wall, he's bin hung and bur
led, and we can't help him any now.
We'll jest let the next one off, to even
up things. My compliments to the
kurnel, and tell him I shall always
ready to obleege him." Pendleton
East Oregonlan.
Tbe School "Shows Off."
In illustration of the way in which
teachers' lessons are frequently lost on
their pupils, a Chicago teacher tells a
story of some of her pupils '"showing
on" under her auspices. She had been
drilling Into them one afternoon the
difference in the meaning of the words
"taught" and "learned;" over and over
again, In the presence of a late visitor,
she had explained the use of each of
the words, and had given them several
examples in which the words were cor
rectly used.
"Now," she said, "I think yon have
learned your lesson as well as I have
taught It to you. Willie, will you give
me a sentence with the word "taught"
In It?"
A fair-haired urchin on the front seat
spoke up promptly:
"I fought it was time for school to
let out!"
"No, no! Mamie, you may give me
an example," she said, turning to a
bright girl farther back.
"I fought it was time to go home,"
answered Mamie, with an air as if she
had done exactly the right thing.
And though she tried several times
more, no other form of the word than
the variation "fought" could the teach
er get out of her school.
Easily Suited After All.
A stage manager well known in the
small towns for his ambitious demands
in regard to scenery and stage effects,
yet who was equally satisfied with the
most meager provision, said one morn
ing to the lessee of a wooden booth:
"In the first act I shall require a regi
ment of soldiers on the right, a posse
of policemen on the left and a crowd of
peasants on the bridges In the center.
Now, how many supers have you?"
"Two, sir." To which he composedly
replied: "That will do beautiftdry.''
A man wastes a lot of time every day
talking foolishness, and In listening to
foolishness as it is talked by other"men.
No wonder his business suffers,.- i.
Whenever we hear a woman say that
she loves housework and the care of a
homaj.we long to carry her off.
PrATIIT -POBlVM.
' "Playin possum" comes from the fact
that the possum will feign sleep or death
when pushed into sudden danger of being
captured. Bat pains and aches never play
that kind , of a game. They never try to
fool anybody, and go to work to wake np
people, leaving no chance to feign sleep.
On the other hand, there is a remedy
known as St. Jacobs Oil that will lull a
pain or an ache so that it won't wake up
again In the cure that follows its use. Pains
and aches are great or less in intensity just
in degree as we treat them. Prompt treat
ment with the best remedy St. Jacobs Oil
prevents their increase and by curing pre
vents their return. Everything is gained by
taking pains and aches in time for a prompt
and permanent cure, and there is nothing
better than the use of St. Jacobs Oil.
Owing to the unnsual snowfall in
Switzerland the chamois hare become
so tame in some places that they visit
the stables in search of food. .
AN APPEAL FOB ASSITANCE.
The man who is charitable to himself will
listen to the mute appeal for assistance made
by his stomach, or his liver, in the. shape of
divers dyspeptic qualms and uneasy sensations
In the regions of the gland that secretes his
bile. Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, my dear sir,
or madam as the case may be is what you re
quire. Hasten to use if you are troubled with
heartburn, wind in the stomach, or note that
your skin or the whites of your eyes are taking
a sallow hue;
The island of Malta has a language
of its own, derived from the Carthagin
ian and Arabian tongues. The nobility
of the island speak Italian.
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flucose. '-Tea Garden Drips" is made from
ugar Cane and is strictly pure. It is for sale
by first-class grocers, in cans only. Manufac
tured by the Pacific Coast Syrup Co. All gen
uine "Tea Garden Drips" have the manufac
turer's name lithographed on every can.
The most thickly populated country in
Europe is Belgium, and it is also the
most intemperate.
For Lung and Chest diseases, Piso's Cure
is the best medicine we have used. Mrs.
J. L. Northcott, Windsor, Ont., Canada.
Moths may be kept from furs and
woolens, United States Entomologist
L. O. Howard concludes, by cold stor
age during the summer at forty de
grees. Stat of Ohio, Citt of Toledo, J
Lucas County. j ss
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