The Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Or.) 1862-1899, December 02, 1898, Image 4

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HERE were only
two days remain
before the Bay
head regatta, and
np to 3 o'clock,
Thursday after
noon the one rival
to Dave Garrison's
"Fleetwing," that
every one wanted
to see, had not yet
registered at the
Tacht Club.
' Naturally the bunch of fellows loung
ing on the pier head Friday morning
and lazily criticising the regatta fleet
as it swung at anchor, burst into Inter
ested comment as a long slim boat slid
pnst them down the harbor and stood
out before the heavy wind under full
"Hollo! that's Thome's boat now,
isn't it?" exclaimed Joe Scott, dropping
from his seat on the rail and hurrying
over to the other side of the pier, with
the boys at his heels. "Yes, there's her
name, 'Conquerer.' She must have
come in last night. I didn't know her
at first; look at the big topsail he's got
on her.
"She's been made over for this race
I tell you, it'll take hot work for even
the 'Fleetwing to beat her now."
"I wonder what Dave '11 say when he
hears that his beloved rival is here."
"Here comes Dave now."
"Whoop! Hello! Heard the news?"
roared the half dozen voices that had
been disputing as a white hat came
slowly down the wharf,
"What's the row?" asked the new
comer, calmly taking a seat on the rail
beside Joe. "Anything fatal happened
in the last ten minutes?"
"Thome's here with a new set of sails
on the 'Conqueror,' " blurted out Joe,
who never could keep anything long.
"Thome!" interrupted Dave, a black
look on his good-natured face. "So he's
come after all."
"Hasn't he, though; It will take your
prettiest sailing to show him your
"If I decide to race him," answered
Dave, slowly watching the boat as It
dwindled oceanward.
"Nonsense, Davie!" "The Idea, old
fellow." "Goodness sake, man, you
wouldn't drop out for that," argued
every one at once while Joe, who was
Dave's particular chum, and dared any
thing, added: "Then you'll let Thorne
take the cup? Your two are the fastest
boats in the class."
Dave said nothing, but his mouth nar
rowed to the long, thin line the boys
knew so well.
Ever since the two had been old
enough to have boats, there had been a
rivalry growing up between them, slow
ly changing their friendship to enmity,
and ending the year before in accusa
tion and open distrust.
"I'd rather have him take the cup
than think I wanted It bad enough to
race him for It," said Dave, shortly.
"Oh, fudge, then he'll think you're
afraid of him," laughed Joe, throwing
his arm over Dave's shoulder. "What
you want to do is to go in and beat him
clean out of his boots; take a little more
ballast if it's too windy and show him
the way home."
( "Maybe," answered the other, a far
away look In his quiet blue eyes. "I
suppose it isthe only fair thing to do,"
ne saia xo mmsei-: ..s ae norae.
"Better race and have it over. only
hone this wind will shift before to
morrow." And he glanced toward the
northwest, whence a merry gale piped
. along.
For with all her virtues the "Fleet
wing" could not make time In a stiff
breeze. She could beat anything in a
light southwester with Dave at the
helm, for no man could sail a boat as
craftily as he.
i Sidney Thorne knew Dave's skill and
the "Kleetwlng's" powers, too, and he
hoped as earnestly for a "reefing gale"
as Dave prayed for a catspaw breeze,
.with better luck, unhappily for Dave.
"I'm afraid we're going to get more
of tills," said Joe Scott, anxiously, as he
stood on the "Fleetwing's" deck Satur
day morning and felt the puffy north
wind that rolled the little sloop heavily
In the trough of the waves.
"It will be dirty work getting round
the 'pudding stone reef in this choppy
"If we can make the first leg on this
breeze, I'll have the wind behind me on
the next, and it's only a short beat home
from the second buoy," answered Dave,
with a sort of nervous quietness.
"Hurry up there, Joe, I never saw yon
take so long."
"Here, belay that, and stop yonr fuss
ing," retorted Joe, throwing down a
rope. "You can't race this race alone;
I heard Thome saying that as this wind
would hold there was no hurry about
The hard look on Dave's face deepen
ed as he went on with his work. So
busy were the two boys in talking that
they did not hear their names called by
childish voices, nor see a skiff that was
paddled past them by unskillful little
"Thome Isn't going to have an easy
time taking care of that topsail of his,"
remarked Joe, looking up from the hal
yard he was hauling In.
"Say, Joe, let Thorne take care of
himself; we've got all we can do to
manage right here; Just run forrard
and keep her off the pier, will you?"
answered Dave, in a tone that made
his mate lift his eyebrows and whistle
"Funny how mad fighting will make
a man," he said to himself, as Dave
snapped out orders to the boys as they
tumbled on board from the pier where
they had been waiting.
' Dave was In a fighting mood. He
felt his boat tugging to get away, and
he saw the "Conqueror" wiggling along
behind him as Thorne tried to get to
windward at the starting line. "Joe,"
he ordered quickly, "I'm going to gybe
up on the windward of Thorne; be ready
with the sheet. You fellows ballast her
now. AH ready. It's going to be close
sailing all the way," he said to himself,
as one after another the boats slid over
the line, "Conqueror" and "Fleetwing"
side by side.
Closer sailing than he thought even.
In spite of the "Fleetwing's" promising
start and the master hand on her wheel,
the lee rail sank under water and the
white sails, swelling like a swan's
breast, strained In vain to keep ahead
of the black-hulled boat that was using
all the wind its sails could find.
Joe looked at the long ripple of water
swirling continuously over the rail and
shook his head. "It's not our fault, Da
vie, we can't run against the weather,
old fellow," he said, gently, knowing
his captain's thoughts.
They were all silent as the bigger
boat tore along beside them, the sea
snoring heavily under her prow like the
deep laugh of a sea creature. It would
mean so much to win that race. Both
boys felt that more depended on N than
they had thought whoever won the
cup won something else with it. And
somehow Dave couldn't help feeling
that Thorne would do anything rathed
than be defeated. "Just see if he doesn't!
do something queer before this is over,"
he thought as they swept on over the
rolling, windy sea. "Just wait, though,
until I get around that first buoy with
the wind behind mo. I've a chance
yet, and it's changing to the east al
ready." Poor Dave, not a great chance. Even
after they had started on that long sec
ond leg, where he had trusted to do so
much, luck was against him. The
northeast wind was as fierce as ever,
and still the "Conqueror" gained. Dave
would not look at her. He stared fierce
ly at the great curving sails above him,
swollen and stiff with wind, the mast
creaking and straining as the little ves
sel staggered bravely on under her
heavy load. Dave's nails were white
with the grip of his hands on the wheel.
And the "Conqueror's" tiller never
wavered In Thome's hard grasp. His
eye on the luff of the sail, his breath
coming short and hard, every thought
hurled forward with his flying boat, he
was making up for the failure of last
year he would win this time beyond
doubt or disbelief. Already the tide In
the "pudding stones" was shouting vic
tory in his ears. He laughed to It, and
a voice came crying back. Thorne look
ed around. He wondered If any of the
other boys had heard It
The wind had veered into the east
and was piling up the waves so that
the "crew" who lay for ballast along
the starboard rail caught a glimpse now
and then of the "Fleetwing" staggering
on behind. They saw and heard noth
ing else.
Again that faint call came to Thorne
like the voice in the ripple of water.
He bent and looked under the boom.
Something was dancing toward the fa
tal current round the "pudding stones."
Dancing like a thoughtless child. A
wave lifted it nearer. It was a skiff
and a bit of white stuff fluttered from
the bow. Well, many boats came out to
sea, why should Thome notice this.
Yes, many boats came but not so far
not skiffs not with something white
flying from the prow In terrified signal
of distress surely not with frightened
cries for help for "mamma" and
papa." But why should Thome stop
to help. Dave was close behind him,
so close that if he changed his course
now enough to rescue the little skiff, he
would bo too late by the time he had
come back and rounded the "pudding
stone" buoy on the starboard side. Dave
would have passed him.
A wave tossed the little craft on Its
crest another, and another, each wave
nearer to the whirl of water over the
rocks. Thome could see the spindle on
the rag standing like a warning finger.
It was time to tack out around It and
start on the last leg home. Again came
that frightened, sobbing cry, so hope
less and so lost Thorne looked at his
"I say, Thome, the 'Fleetwing' seems
to be gaining," called little Harley.
"We can't be losing now, eh?"
Thome's hand trembled on the wheel.
The rudder swayed. Slowly the shadow
of the sail swung round over Its cap
tain. With a cry of amazement the
boys flung themselves into the lockpit.
"What on earth, Thome; then's the
buoy on the port hand "
Thorne nodded to the drifting boat,
already circling in the edge of the
"Get the boat hook, Harley, quick.
Ease her off, Bob; there she comes, now
then, that's It There's no hurry, Har
ley, we can't win. Thank God, we
saw them In time."
"Never mind, then, they'll find out
who's won," he added, quietly, as a
long faint shout from the baffled "Fleet
wing" warned them that their course
was seen.
For as Joe eased the sheets to go
about he saw the "Conqueror" headed
home, but with the pudding stone spin
dle on the wrong side, and he said in a
puzzled way: "Do look at Thome, will
you; isn't he inside the mark?"
"By Jove, so he is," shouted Joe an
grily. "Call him, boys, let him know
we've seen him cheating."
"Never mind, never mind," cried
Dave, "wait until we get home, the
cheat We'll settle with him then."
Dave's heart swelled as he saw the
hated black hull. Its huge canvas tant,
ripping through the rough sea as
though it cared not a stroke for honor.
"Coward !" groaned Dave.
What a long hour that was. "But the
race is mine," said Dave, "Mine, mine,
mineT' He repeated it over and over,
as he heard the far-off clamor of whis
tles and bells and horns when the "Con
queror" crossed the line.
The angry blood flooded his cheeks'
and shook his voice as he touched the,
pier. For even his father and motherj
were there holding Thome's hands and
laughing ecstatically. And his two lit
tle sisters all wet and tumbled laugh
ing In his mother's arms. Dave could
hardly wait to touch the dock, but
sprang ashore. "Father, mother, do
you know what he did "
"Oh, Dave, did you see It, too; how
can we ever thank him. If It had not
been for him. If he had not been there
Just at that moment Dick says that be
and Mary would have been drowned.
Oh, I can't think of It; such a narrow
escape. And Mr. Thome lost the race,
too. It was too late to go back then."
As Dave understood he held out his
hand. "You've won the cup," he said,
swiftly. "Thome, I'm mighty glad, old
"Not I," laughed Thome; "it's yours,
of course."
So that is why there are two names
on the sloop cup, instead of one, and
why it stands on the mantel In the club
house; it's proudest trophy. New York
It Was Only a Cameo.
"What a beautiful pin, Mrs. Stripes.
Is it an heirloom?"
"Oh, no; it's Just a cameo."
The average girl dislikes to cook at
home almost as much as her father dis
likes her cooking.
Chinese Wear Soft-Soled Shoes and
Are Perfectly Calm.
A new cure foT nervousness has been
raggested to American sufferers from
:his Indefinable but terrible malady,
ind by a Chinese student of national
ind racial characteristics. The man
who has formulated the new nerve
specific says that he believes its adop
tion will cure the worst case of head
ache couchant over nerves rampant
known to mankind. He believes the en
tire absence of nervousness which char
acterizes the Mongolian race to result
simply from the centuries of practice
which his countrymen have given to
the simple cure.
And this is the cure:
"Always wear soft-soled shoes and
i you will never be conscious of possess
ing nerves," says the savant from the
flowery kingdom.
To Americans but recently Induced to
try the wearing of heavy, thick-soled
3hoes with a view to mitigating the
very conditions now under discussion
the idea would seem at first sight ridlc
alous. Upon closer inspection, how
sver, It bears at least a semblance of
"A hard-soled shoe, like a tight or a
high-heeled shoe, puts a person under
a tension," says the man who is re
sponsible for the propounding of the
new idea in America. "This tension Is
naturally and necessarily wearing, and
the nerves seem to wear out first It
is relaxation which is necessary to cure
nervousness, not bracing up or tension.
I feel convinced that the theory which
I have advanced, to the effect that if
Americans will stop wearing the stiff
soles which keep them under a strong.
If unconscious, tension, they will cease
to be nervous, will soon be borne out by
In support of this theory the Chicago
people who are Just now interested in
the Chinese doctor's ideas instance the
facts that a tight shoe will produce
more wrinkles nervous wrinkles
around the mouth, eyes and forehead
inside of a given time than any other
form of suffering known. The sudden
adoption of a heavy-soled shoe after
the wearing of light kid shoes will
sometimes Insure a similar result
Some of the Chicago physicians talked
with on the subject while deprecating
anything which will tend to drive the
sensible thick-soled shoes which have
lately become fashionable out of popu
larity again, declare that they believe
much truth to be enshrined in the
Chinaman's statements.
"This is the way in which I would
compromise," said one of the best
known physicians In the city not long
ago. "Let every one, man or woman,
who steps outside the house at all In
cool or bad weather wear thick-soled
shoes, but see that the soles are also
as pliable as possible. It is not the
thickness of the sole which is at fault;
that is always good. It is the stiffness.
Get shoes as pliable as can be found,
and rest the feet and nerves further by
wearing the softest shoes to be had,
real Indian moccasins if possible, in
the house and when and wherever con
ventionality allows. Everybody real
izes, albeit most of us do it unconscious
ly, what a relief to nerves and feet alike
comes with the 'getting into slippers'
process 60 dearly beloved of the aver
ago man. Women too usually slip off
their heavy shoes and don easy slip
pers the moment they reach their own
rooms, and this is right. Pliable shoes
furnish an easy and simple way of rest
ing for overtired and overworked peo
ple. So far, at least the Chinese doctor
is right The experiment of treating
the nerves by wearing pliable and to
'pliable' I should add 'wide, roomy,
comfortable' shoes whenever possible
Is an experiment exceedingly easy to
try, and it has a better chance of prov
ing efficacious than is the case with
many popular Ideas of the kind. Chi
cago Chronicle.
The Orisia of a Familiar Sons.
Clifton M. Nichols, the life-long
friend of the poet Coates Kinney, tells
In the Woman's Home Companion how
the well-known song-poem "Rain on
the Roof came to be written. "Who
ever has known the luxury of being
lulled to sleep by the drowsy rhythm
of raindrops pelting upon a cottage or
attic roof has wished that he could
translate into words the rain's dream
song. Such a longing for expression of
these thought-fancies came to one
Coates Kinney, a young lawyer in
Ohio, forty-eight years ago, after a
pleasant June rain had east a spell over
him. Acting upon the inspiration of the
passing shower he wrote the little song
poem 'Rain on the Roof,' which has
passed permanently into literature as
one of our choicest classics of lyric
verse. Printed In a country newspaper,
and subsequently In the school readers,
It at once sprang into universal favor,
principally with school-children, who
loved to recite It and soon knew It by
heart Afterward, when set to music,
like Dr. Smith's immortal hymn, 'Amer
ica,' it literally sang itself into the
hearts of all the classes, being especial
ly appreciated by those reared in vil
lage and farm homes, where all know
the soothing music of the patter of the
rain on the roof."
The Tired Old Woman.
There was an old woman who always wag
She lived in a house where no help was
Her last words on earth were, "Dear
friends, I am going
Where sweeping ain't done, nor churning,
nor sewing;
And everything there will be Just t my
For where they don't eat, there's no wash
ing of dishes;
And though there the anthems are con
stantly ringing,
I, having no voice, will get rid of the sing
ing. Don't mourn for me now, don't mourn
for me never,
For I'm going to do nothing forever and
ever." '
Pigs Victorious Orer a Python.
An interesting battle was recently
witnessed by Ernest Hose In the Jungle
at Tambak In Borneo. A young pig
had been seized by a python, which
was rapidly strangling It when its
cries brought to its assistance about
twenty of Its comrades. The pigs Im
mediately made a combined assault
upon the monstrous snake, goring it
with their tusks, and keeping up the
attack so boldly and vigorously that
the python at length dropped its vic
tim and tried to ran away. Thereupon
Mr. Hose took a part in the battle and
succeeded in killing the snake.
Dahomey's Temple of Serpents.
The small town of Werda, In the
kingdom of Dahomey, is celebrated for
its temple of serpents, a long building
in which the priests keep upward of a
thousand serpents of all sizes, whidh
they feed with birds and frogs
brought to them as offerings by the na
tives. When a man can't do anything else
he can develop into a chronic kicker.
Lots of men fall' over themselves It
striving to get ahead of others.
Some time after the congress of Ber
lin a deputy at one of the Chancellor's
parliamentary soirees asked Bismarck
which of the European plenipoten
tiaries who had attended the historic
congress ho regarded as the first diplo
mat "Ah, that I can not tell you," an
swered Che prince, with a smile; "but
certainly the second was Lord Beacons
field." Colonel Smith, of tho First Califor
nia, tells a story of one of the recruits
at the Presidio. This is an Irishman,
and he was doing guard duty. "Do you
know your orders, sentry?" asked tho
Colonel. "Yis, sor." "If you face the
rising sun, your left hand would be on
the north of you and your right hand
to the south of you. What would be be
hind you?" "Me canteen, sor."
Dr. Parr is credited with having an
swered a "cheeky" youth In most effec
tive fashion. The latter, wishing to
"take a rise" put of Parr, who was a
man of much dignity of aspect before
some frivolous acquaintances, observ
ed that if the doctor and himself were
to collaborate they could write a very
big book. "An enormous one," said
Parr, dryly, "if we put in all that I
know and afll that you do not"
The late W. G. Wills, the playwright
though lavish of money when he had it
hated parting with it in any formal
way. When a friend, to whom he owed
five pounds, took advantage of his Just
having received a check for a play to
ask for payment, the debtor declined
on account of "the claims" upon him.
The friend, who knew his ways, came
back a few hours later and asked him
for five pounds to help him out of a dif
ficulty. "Certainly, my boy," said Wills,
entirely forgetting what had gone be
fore; "take what you want" And he
offered him a handful of sovereigns.
Thomas Coffin, brother of Lucretla
Mott the eminent Quaker minister and
anti-slavery apostle, was not In the
least entitled to any claims to personal
beauty. He was once asked by a friend
for bis picture, but extended little hope
that the inquirer would ever get what
he asked for. "Well, Thomas," said the
other, "If thee will not get one taken
for me, will thee let me have a copy
of an old one ?" "I am afraid I can not
do that either," replied Thomas; "the
fact Is that I once did have a picture
taken of myself, and It was so good
that I destroyed it"
On the occasion, when Mr. Glad
stone was beginning to give up the
lead In the House of Commons to Sir
William Vernon Harcourt, It was no
ticed by the members that he left the
House at the dinner hour, and Sir Will
lam Harcourt led for the rest of the sit
ting. Mr. Darling, recently appointed
Justice, one evening drove Sir William
to fury, on failing to elicit a definite
answer to an Inquiry, by casually ob
serving In the course of his speech: "I
have noticed that lately the party op
posite, adopting an ancient precedent,
have set up a greater light to rule the
day, and a lesser light to rale the
The Right Hon. Cecil John Rhodes
refused to enlist with Gordon in the
disastrous expedition to Khartum. Gor
don had, a year or so previously, been
at the Cape and became very friendly
with the future Premier. It was at this
period that Gordon told Rhodes the
story of the offer of a roomful of gold
made to him by the Chinese Govern
ment. "What did you do?" asked
Rhodes. "Refused It, of course," was
the reply; "what would you have
done?" "Taken It" was Rhodes' brief
but characteristic reply, "and as many
more as I could get You can't carry
out big Ideas unless you've enough
money to do it with."
On the night of the "Harbor Fete" at
Newport John Kendrick Bangs and his
little boy stood near a group of army
oificers and ladles. One of the torches
illuminating the parapet went out dur
ing the evening. A girl in the group
said the light next the darkened one
should be put out, too, as it looked lone
ly without Its mate. One of the young
officers at once acted upon her sugges
tion, but in extinguishing the torch
burned his finger. He bit his lips and
said nothing. Mr. Bangs' small son
looked on In astonishment "Papa," he
said, "Isn't that man an officer?" "Yes."
"Then, papa, why didn't he swear?"
"Because, my son," said the father, "he
is either a chaplain or a second lieu
tenant If a chaplain, it would not be
proper forhim to do so, and If a second
lieutenant he does not know how."
Josef Hofmann, the famous young
pianist, Is fond of all sorts of sports, es
pecially of skating, In which, as a boy,
he excelled. When visiting St Peters
burg a year or two ago Josef was sum
moned to play before the ex-Kmpress,
the hour named being from 8 to 4 in the
afternoon. It was a perfect day. The
Neva was frozen over, of course, and
the ekatlng'was at Its height Immedi
ately after luncheon Josef's father
found his son dressing as If to go to the
palace. "Where are you going?" he de
manded. "To play for the Empress."
"But you are not to go until 3 o'clock."
"Three o'clock! If I wait until then It
will be too late to go skating. I'm going
nowP' He went And it Is not a sur
prise to any one who knows Hofmann
to learn that he played for the ex-Empress
as soon as he reached the palace,
and that he then went off and skated
the rest of the afternoon.
The Queen's Private Secretary.
Sir Arthur Bigge, the Queen's private
secretary, assists the Queen dally in
her work of transacting business. He
reads the ministerial dispatches to her,
drafts her replies, and gives her his
advice when asked for. He writes the
court news which Is sent daily to the
papers, and when a great Are, or ship
wreck, or colliery disaster, or the death
of some prominent personage occurs,
he sends the telegrams which declare
the Queen's sympathy. He arranged
on .behalf of the Queen the whole of
her personal share in the royal pro
cession at the Jubilee.
Influence of Water on Teeth.
Herr Rese has collected statistics in
Bavaria, and Herr Foerberg In Sweden,
which tend to prove that the water we
drink has an Important influence on the
teeth. Caries or decay in teeth is less
common where the water Is "hard,"
owing to the presence of chalk and
magnesium salts. The harder the water
the better the teeth. Probably the pres
ence of lime In the water benefits tbe
bones In general.
Emperor's Mail.
On an average, the letters received
for the German emperor number 600 a
A ring around the moon is a sign of
rain, and a plain ring around a wo
man's finger indicates more reign.
Art may be long, but time Is too
short for some people to become art Urn.
Saves Tim and Money.
It la delightful weather to breathe
fresh, invigorating air, but take care oi
lumbago, or else St. Jacobs Oil must
take care of it and cure it promptly.
It saves time and monev.
When He Goes.
"Does your hnsband ever go to
church, Mrs. Badger?"
"Oh, yes, he goes quite regularly in
the winter time."
"Why does he go in the winter time
and not at other times?"
"Well, you see, he generally has the
quinsy -when the weather is raw and
thinks he is going to die. "Chicago
Evening News.
The Best
Medicine Money Can Buy
Is Hood's Sarsaparilla. It contains more
curative power, is prepared with greater
care by educated and experienced phar
macists. It has the greatest sales and
effects the greatest cures. It is the medi
cine you should take to purifv your blood
and make yourself strong and healthy be
fore colder weather comes.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Sold by all dealers. Price, fL Get Hood's.
Hood's Pills cure Indigestion. 25 cents.
A Principle of Life Illustrated.
There are certain plants the dod
der, for instance), which begin life with
the best Intentions, strike true roots
into the soil, and really appear as if
they meant to be independent for life.
But after supporting themselves for a
brief period they fix curious sucking
disos into the stem and branches of ad
jacent plants. And after a little ex
perimenting the epiphyte finally ceases
to do anything for its own support,
thenceforth drawing all its supplies
ready made from the sap of its host.
In this parasitic state it has no need
for organs of nutrition of its own and
nature takes them away. Thence
forth the dodder is a plant without a
root, without a twig, without a leaf,
and having a stem so useless as to be
inadequate to bear its own weight.-
Prof. Drummond.
Jppan Ceylon
English Breakfast
Oolong Ideal Blend
An inch of rain falling upon an area
of one square mile is equivalent to
nearly 17,500.000 gallons, weighing
145,250,000 pounds, or 64,844 tons.
The stability of the solar System
demonstrated bv Laplace from New
ton's law of attraction, is shown by M.
H. Poincare to be a mistaken inference,
overlooking the modern conception of
When coming to San Francisco go to
Brooklyn Hotel, 208-212 Bush street.
American or European plan. Boom and
board $1.00 to $1.50 per day ; rooms 50 cents
to $1.00 per day; single meals 25 cents.
Free coach. Chas. Montgomery.
Coronium. known hvDotheticallv as
a constituent of the sun. has been dis
covered by Professor Nasini, of Padua,
In volcanic emissions. It is a gas ap
parently much lighter than hydrogen.
No household is complete without a bot
tle of the famous Jesse Moore Whiskey. It
is a pure and wholesome stimulant rec
ommended bv all physicians. Don't ne
glect this necessity.
Furlough and Leave of Absence.
With the return of the volunteers
from active duty the terms "furlough"
and leave of absence" have been em
ployed frequently, and in many in
stances improperly. A furlough is a
permission given by a commissioned
officer to an enlisted man or noncom
missioned officer to be absent from
duty for a certain length of time.
Leave of absence is the term used'when
a like permission is given to a com
missioned officer by his superior. New
York Tribune.
War Romances.
First Volunteer I hear Bill's fell
dead in love with that girl that nursed
Second Volunteer Right you are.
He got mashed on the beautiful way
she always stuck her little finger ont
when she fixed bis bandages. Indian
apolis News.
Longfellow: "Faith alone can In
terpret life, and the heart that aches
and bleeds with the stigma of pain,
alone beats the likeness of Christ and
an comprehend its dark enigma."
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Rom's Horn Sounds a' Warnlag Note
to the Unredeemed.
ATTJRE Is hard
to deceive.
Rob Nature,
and she will rob
Meanness 1 s
Idleness In busi
To lose patience
may be to lose
flowers have a
sweet odor.
When home Is a slave-pen, it Is Dot
Trials are the up-grade lessons of edu
The way of life Is narrow, but well
Wherever there Is envy, there Is Ig
No man can do his best whose motive
Is not love.
Nothing emits a worse odor than a
fallen name.
Deception is a viper that bites back
and forward.
Too much notoriety la like a blanket
coat in hot weather.
Iearn to be contented, and yon will
know how to be rich.
Every dog has his day, but a dog's
day is only a dog's day.
Most people feed the body too much
and the mind too little.
Honor .your convictions, and heaven
and earth will honor you.
God has already come Into the heart
that longs for his presence.
Facing to-morrow's trials Is turning
your back on to-day's duties.
Nothing but the love of truth will
open the seals of gospel glory.
The man can ask most of God, Who
has given him most of himself.
Love would rather serve Christ In a
dungeon than satan In a palace.
Whatever comes from the heart, has
a voice that speaks to the heart.
The stars of God's promises sbflne
more brightly In the nlgbt of grief.
There must be Red Sea danger be
fore there Is Red Sea deliverance.
It will take eternity to brlnaj out of
us all that God has put In us here.
Discouraging a good man. Is the
devil's way of spiking his best gun.
Christians may overcome great sins
and be made miserable by little ones.
Some men make theft- intentions of
being better an excuse for not being so.
Ephralm was cake on one side and
dough on the other. His family still
What a difference there Is between
what we are and what we want others
to be.
Every good law Is a public confes
sion that society Is not as good as it
should be.
History Is the record of what man's
heart has been. Christ is the prophecy
of what U may be.
A regulation of a water company, by
which it refuses to turn on water for a
building until unpaid rates of previous
owners or tenants are paid, Is held, in
Turner vs. Revere Water Company
(Mass.), 40 L. K. A. 607, to be unrea
sonable and Invalid, unless authorized
by statute.
The liability for goods stolen from a
peddler's cart In the custody of an Inn
keeper Is upheld in Cohen vs. Manuel
(Me.), 40 L. R. A. 491, although the ped
dler had no license to peddle, as he did
not lodge at the inn as a peddler.
The killing of a dog by an electric
car in consequence of the motorman's
negligence Is held. In Citizens' Rapid
Transit Company vs. Dew (Tenn.), 40
L. R. A. 518, to render the street rail
way company liable for the damages.
An agricultural and mechanical col
lege which is strictly a public or quasi
public corporation created by the laws
of Oklahoma is held, In Oklahoma Ag
ricultural and Mechanical College vs.
Willis (Okla), 40 L. R. A. 077, to be not
subject to be sued In the absence of ex
press statutory authority.
The mere possibility of injury by an
unconstitutional statute, which may
prevent Insurance companies from
making such contracts as persons
might otherwise procure them to make,
is held, In Business Men's League vs.
AVaddlll (Mo.), 40 L. R. A. 501, insuf
ficient to sustain an Injunction against
the approval of a uniform policy of in
surance under an unconstitutional
statute by the superintendent of Insur
ance. Grant's Self-Control.
Even when a cadet General Grant
was as free from agitation In an emer
gency as that self-possessed woman ol
whom Alexander Pope wrote, "And
mistress of herself though china falL"
An amusing story, told by a classmate
at West Point, and quoted by J. G.
Wilson In his memoirs of the great
commander, displays his imperturba
ble gravity under the most trying cir
cumstances: "One morning, when our squad was
marching to the academic hall, to re
cite, Frank Gardner produced an old
silver watch that was apparently
about four Inches in diameter. It was
passed along from one cadet to another
to look at, and when we arrived at the
section-room door it was In the hands
of Grant He could hide or carry it
only by putting it In the breast of his
"When the section was seated, Zeal
ous B. Tower, who that day heard the
recitation, sent Grant and three other
cadets to the blackboards. The weather
was mild, and the room door open.
When Grant had turned from the
board and had begun to demonstrate,
suddenly a sound resembling a buzz
saw and a Chinese gong burst forth
and drowned all proceedings. In the
uproar we all laughed aloud with Im
punity. " 'Shut that door!' cried Tower, and
that only made matters worse. Fast
and furious went the buzz-saw, and
louder went the gong. Bang! went
something. The noise stopped.
"While all this rattling din was going
on Grant looked as innocent as a lamb,
and In the profound silence that follow
ed he began:
" 'And as I was going to remark, If
we subtract equation E from equation
A. we have,' etc.
"I mention this to show how he could
conceal his emotions, for It was that
alarm-watch in his bosom that caused
all the commotion. It had been set to
go off, and it did go off!"
A Hot Subterranean Lke.
A subterranean lake of hot water has
been found near Boise City, Idaho. It is
400 feet below the earth's surface, and
the average temperature is 170 de
grees. Truth is stranger than notion to most
people probably because they don't car
tor an Introduction.
Italy's Accession of Territory.
Italy has had 294 square miles of
land added to its territory in the last
70 years by the advance of the delta of
the Po into the Adriatic sea. The
measurement has been made by Pro
fessor Maiinelli, who carefully com
pared the Austrian surveys of 1828
with the Italian surveys of 1898. New
York Sun.
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Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
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Mrs. Patrick Daneht,
West Winsted, Conn., writes:
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benefit I have derived from using your
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bled with bloating, and at times would
faint aw a;,-; had a terrible pain in m.
heart, a bad taste in my mouth all the
time and would vomit; butnow, thanks
to Mrs. Pinkham and her Vegetable
Compound, I feel well and sleep well,
can do my work without feeling tired;
do not bloat or have any trouble
"I sincerely thank you for the good
advice you gave me and for what your
medicine has done for me."
'Cannot Praise It Enough,"
Miss Gertie Dtjjht.hi,
Franklin, Neb., writes:
I suffered for some time with pain
ful and Irregular menstruation, falling
of the womb and pain in the back. I
tried physicians, but found no relief.
" I was at last persuaded to try Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound,
and cannot praise it enough for what
It has done for me. I feel like a new
person, and would not part with your
medicine. I have recommended it to
several of my friends."
Rug weaving is an art older than the
Pharaohs, and the history of the first
loom lies shrouded in oblivion.
Easy Work.
Too much exercise leaves one a prey
to soreness and stiffness, but it is easy
work for St. Jacobs Oil to get the
muscles back into proper shape and cure
the distress.
A process has been recently perfected
by which thin sheets of absolutely
transparent celluloid are silvered by a
similar process to that formerly used
on glass.
It ho.s been s&id oF Americ&nV th&.t they
are "a nation of dyspeptics and it is true
that few arc entirely free from disorders
of the digestive tract. Indigestion . Dyspepsia,
Stomach and Bowel trouble, or Constipation.
The treatment of these diseases,
with cathartic medicines .too often ag
gravates the trouble.
is the use of a remedythat will build up
the system , thereby enabling the various
organs to act as Nature intended they should.
Sueh a. remedy s. Sound in Or Villi&.m?.' Pink
Pills for Pale People
In Detroit there are few soldiers more popolar ncd efficient than Mas
R. Davies, first sergeant of Co. B. His home is at 416 Third Avenue. For
four years he was a bookkeeper with the wholesale drug house of Farrand,
Williams & Clark, and he says: "I have charged up many thousand
orders for Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People, but never knew their
worth until I used them for the cure of chronic dyspepsia. For two years
I suffered and doctored for that aggravating trouble but could only be
helped temporarily.
"I think dyspepsia Is one of the most stubborn of ailments, and thero
is scarcely a clerk or office man but what Is more or less a victim. Some
days I could eat anything, while at other times I would be starving.
Those distressed pains would force me to quit work. I have tried many
treatments and remedies but they would help only for a time. A friend
Induced me to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People, and after tak
Ing a few doses I found much relief and after using several boxes I was
cured, I know these pills will cure dyspepsia of its worst form and I am
pleased to recommend them." Detroit Mick.) Journal.
The genuine Do-ckage &vMd.ys bears the ui name
At alt drvggistv 01 sent postpaid on receipt of pvue.SO'c
per box, by the Or-YiitltMos Medicine Co, ihenecUdy.N V.
You will find Coupons like this in..,.
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and send or
Good for $40 brln8t
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Address Portland, Or.
EVERYONE can have a piano now,
Warehouse Machinery, Chop Mills, Water Whsels.
Supplies of all Kinds. Write for Prices
We carry in stock a large supply of the above conveyers, both right and left, which we will
sell at greatly reduced prices. Also all Bizes bf elevator buckets and bolts.
Write for price-list and discounts.
Willamet Iron Works
Front and Everett Sts. PORTLAND, OR.
Don't neglect yourself; it is the
perfect fitting truss applied in
season which effects a cure; the
imperfect never ; 2,000 styles to
select from enables us to guar
antee a fit, or no charge; if your
druggist does not keep them
write us for directions for self
measurement; correspondence
confidential and trusses sent se
cure from observation, to any
address; money refunded If not
satisfactory. C. H. Woodard
St Co., Expert Truss Fitters, 108
Second St., Portland, Or.
Men and women are making from f3.50 to per day selling our goods, to experience
necessary. Send two cent stamp for a free
sample. RICK & CO.,
181$ First St., rooms l & 18, Portland, Or.
A Race Against Fire.
The crew of a steamer from Spain dis
covered in mid ocean that ilames were rag
ing in the hold. For ten days they bravely
fought the flames. If men would fight as
persistently against disorders of the stom
ach, there would be fewer premature
deaths. The best weapon for such a fight
is Hostetter's Stomach Bitters.
The total number of chemical works
registered in all parts of Germany is
6,144, with 125,440 employes.
Avoid the Night Air.
Avoid the night air when damp and
cold, and you will often avoid having
neuralgia, but St. Jacobs Oil will cure
it no matter what is the cause and no
matter how long it has continued.
The height of the mountains in the
moon iias been measured. One has an
altitude of 83,000 feet, and several are
upwards of 30,000 feet in height.
To Care a Cold in One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund money if it fails to
cure. 25c.
The feminine enthusiasm over Schley
surpasses that displayed toward Hob
son to a degiee which suggeets an in
clination to make a distinction between
a lieutenant and an admiral.
CITC Permanently Cured. Ko fltsor nervousnes
I 1 1 O after first day's use of Dr. Kllue's Great
Nerve Restorer. Bend for FBKK S8.00 trial
bottle and treatise. DR. E. H. iLLINE, Ud., 930
Area street, Philadelphia, Pa.
The violet, for modesty and shy nn
obtrusiveness, isn't in it with a girl
who is wearing an old hat when every
one else has on new millinery.
If you want the best wind mill, pumps,
tanks, plows, wagons, bells of all sizes,
boilers, engines, or general machinery, see
or write JOHN POOLE, foot of Morrison
street, Portland, Oregon.
HOWS Tills?
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any
case of Catarrh that can not be cured by Hall's
Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY CO., Props., Toledo, O.
We tho undersigned, have known F.J. Cheney
for the past 15 years, and believe him perfectly
honorable in ail business transactions and fin
ancially able to carry out any obligations made
by their firm.
West i Tp.cai,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Waldinq, Kinnan & Marvin,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
HairsCatarrh Cure is taken internally, acting
directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of
the system. Price 75c per bottle. Sold by all
druggists. Testimonials free.
Ball's Family Pills -re the best.
Paper made from seaweed is a grow
ing industry in France. It is so trans
parent that it has been used in place of
Piso's Cure for Consumption has been
a God-send to me. Wm. B. McClellan,
Chester, Florida, September 17, 1895.
Gilding is easily applied to signs and
decorations by a new brush, which has
a reel on the handle on which the
metallic leaf is wound, one end being
inserted under the tip cf the brush,
which slides along and deposits the
foil on the surface underneath.
9. Here is the proof".
Portland Oregonlan, Tradesman,
Telegram and Times; ALo in your
local town paper.
Be Quick About It. If yours Is among
the first 100 coupons reaching us it will be
accepted as part payment, under our easy in
stallmcnt plan, for a first-class new piano.
Take Your Choice Knabe, Fischor,
Ludwig, Kingsburv, or Hardman they are tho
best, retailed at $-Ju0. up.
and a good one, too.
We lead and originate
fashions in....
Second and Stark Sts.
If you made a homo
stead entry prior to
June 22,1874, lories
than 1GO arivn.
you are entitled to an additional entry.
wntcn is assignable ana worth something.
Widows and minor orphans of deceased sol
diers have same right. I will buy it. Do not
waste postage unless yon made an original
entry as stated above.
JKItK COLLINS, Helena, Montana.
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discharges, inflammations,
irritation! or ulcerations
of mucous membranes.
f (i i Tl ... bnrl HA. - ... t
m -. . ,,,,, Mum,
1theEans ChemimiCo. 'nt or poisonous.
soia 07 Druggtsta,
or sent In plain wrapper,
by express, prepaid, fo, or 3 bottles, $8.75.
Circular sent on request.
N. P. N. V.
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