The Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Or.) 1862-1899, December 23, 1898, Image 4

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    There I No Tolling.
Be Hire not to let rheumatism stay in
thj system longer than you can get a
bottle of St. Jacobs Oil to cure it.
There is no telling what part it may
Urike or how much misery it may give.
Hudson Kay Is THsappearlng-
Hudson bay will in the course of a few
centuries become dry land, the rise of
its surface being more lemarkable than
any other portion of the earth. Beaches
covered with driftwood are found 20 to
70 feet above the bay, and the old har
bors have become very sha'low.
Why the Best
How the Truth of a Well Known
Statement Is Established.
Hood's Sarsaparilla is the best medicine
money can buy. It has stood the test of
time and trial. Its great merit is demon
strated by its cures of Scrofula, Salt
Rheum, Humor, Psoriasis, Scald Head,
Boils, Blood Poisoning, Rheumatism,
Catarrh, Stomach Troubles, Dyspepsia,
Indigestion, Nervousness, etc.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Is America's Greatest Medicine. Price, g.
Hood's PUIS cure all Liver Ills. Jo cents.
Mixing His Drinks.
There is a story told of Mr Glad
stone which would show that the true
meaning of the old saying: "Do not
mix your drinks," was unknown to the
great statesman. It is said to have
been his habit to let the wines which
were served in the course of dinner
mobilize at his eblow, and during a
pause in the conversation seize the glass
that happened to be neatest. On one
occasion Mr. Gladstone, who had re
freshed himself as usual in this hap
hazard way, inveighed against the
practice of mixing wines. It was re
spectfully pointed out to him that he
had been guilty of this very act; but
he explained, to his own satisfaction,
that to mix wines was to fill up half a
glass of champagne from the port de
canter! Cornbill Magazine.
To Electrocute a Safety Vault.
An experiment of scientific interest
is to be tried in getting rid of the safety
vault of the old Cincinnati (O.) Deposit
and Trust Company. The walls are
constructed of layers of hard spring
steel to a thickness of one and one
quarter inches. Two operators will be
placed in the vault and a wire for each
run in through a vent hold. The wire
will be attached to a carbon, which
will be manipulated with a heavy
handle. They will pass the carbon
over the steel walls, burning them in
intersecting lines.
A powder to be shaken into the shoes.
At this season your feet feel swollen, ner
vous and uncomfortable. If you have
smarting feet or tight shoes, try Allen's
Foot-Ease. It rests and comforts; makes
.walking easy. Cures swollen and sweating
feet, blisters and callous spots. Relieves
corns and bunions of all pain and is a cer
tain cure for Chilblains, Sweating, damp
' or frosted feet. We have over thirty thou
sand testimonials. Try it today. Sqld by
all druggists and shoe stores for 25c. Trial
pacltage FREE. Address, Allen S. Olm
sted, Co Roy, N. Y.
Popular 'Phone Service.
The telephone system of Paris will
be greatly popularized and extended
by the government mail and telegraph
department. Public stations will be
scattered through the city, where per
sons not subscribers may call from or
make engagements over the wire.
Messages will te delivered from these
stations for a fee of 5 cents.
No household i.i compll te without a bot
tle of the famous Jesse Moore Whiskey. It
ommeiKlertby all physiciai s. Dou't ne
glect this necessity.
Glue From Seaweed.
A fresh use for seaweed is claimed to
have been discovered by a Norwegian
engineer, who exhibited an invention
at the Stockholm exhibition for produc
ing paper glue, dressing gam and soap
from seaweed. The first establishment
for this branch of manufacture is to be
erected in the district of Stavanger.
Now at Burlingame, will remove to its
beautiful new home at Menlo Park, San
Mateo County, Cal., and re-open January
16th, 1899. Address Ira G. Hoitt, Ph. IX,
Menlo Park, Cal.
Flies are prevented from entering the
house when the screen doors are opened
by a new attachment, which has sev
eral rows of brushes on the outside of
the door to scrape the flies off every
time the door opens.
Born With a Needle in His Leg.
Mrs. Oscar Stanley, of .Anderson,
Ind., gave birth to a baby boy recently.
When it was placed in care of the
nurse, she found a rather peculiar pim
ple on the inside of its thigh. She
thought nothing of it at first, but it
began to get very sore, and also became
very large. The other day when she
was bathing the child her hand came in
contact with a sharp object, which
proved to be a needle. The little one
had come into this thorny world with
the needle buried in his flesh.
Women Everywhere Express their
Gratitude to Mrs. Pinkham.
rira. T. A. WALDEN, dlbson. da., writes!
" Dear Mrs. Pinkham: Before tak
ing your medicine, life was a burden
to me. I never saw a well day. At
my monthly period I suffered untold
misery, and a great deal of the time I
was troubled with a severe pain In my
side Before finishing the first bottle
of your Vegetable Compound I could
tell it was doing me good. I continued
its use. also used the Liver Pills and
Sanative Wash, and have been greatly
helped. I would like to have you use
my letter for the benefit of others."
rirs. FLORENCE A. WOLFE, 515 riulberry
St., Lancaster. Ohio, writes 1
Dear Mrs. Pinkham: For two
years I was troubled with what the
local physicians told me was inflamma
tion of the womb. Every month I suf
fered terribly. I had taken enough
medicine from the doctors to cure any
one, but obtained relief for a short
time only. At last I concluded to write
to you in regard to my case, and can
say that by following your advice I am
now pefectly well."
lira . W. R. BATES, nansfleld, La., writes 1
"Before writing to you I suffered
dreadfully from painful menstrua
tion, leucorrhcea and- sore feeling in
the lower part of the bowels. Now my
friends want to know what makes me
look so well. I do not hesitate one min
ute in telling them what has brought
about this great change. I cannot
praise Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound enough. It is the greatest
remedy of the age."
Beneath the star-strewn Heaven
The shepherds vigil fcept;
While hushed to rest about them
The world In silence slept.
Then burst the anthem Holy,
While Heaven's gates flung wide.
Flooded the earth with glory
On that tirst Chrlstmastlde.
With holy exultation
The angels sang the birth
Of Christ, the King of Glory,
Who came a babe to earth.
Peace, peace, on earth forever,
And sweet good will to menl
While all adown the ages
Still rings the joyous strain.
Oh, Holy Babe, King Jesus!
The long years come and go
Like sunlight's checkered shadows.
With real mingled woe.
Into our hearts, we pray Thee,
Come Thou, and there abide.
In royal measure grant us
Thy peace this Chrlstmastlde.
-Mrs. George t'anll.
HRISTMAS, 1898, is
near. The American
sentry on patrol duty
before the long row of
tents and frame quar
ters just outside of
Manila paces the
monotonous round in
a lazy, languid way
even the jests of
groups gathered here
and there directed at
him or audible to him fail to arouse either
interest or response.
He Is thinking of home, is Pierce Grln
nell, this sturdy, hardy soldier boy who
had gone to Aguinaldo's land to uphold
the flag and help retain the glories which
Dewey had won home and the approach
ing Christmas.
It Is the harder to bear the memory of
the olden Tuletide, because there is absent
in camp as in the nearby Philippine cap
ital all that preparation, anticipation en
semble that in the poorest village of his
native land blossoms forth at holiday
time once a year only, maybe, but once
a year magically, mightily Merry
He came off duty looking more bored
than wearied, and lingers for a moment
where an animated group are piling up
boxes, logs, refuse.
"A year ago," a grizzled plainsman is
saying, "there was ten feet of snow at
Fort Custer, and "
"You didn't belong to the army of occu
pation then!" breaks in a suggestive voice.
"Occupation? I call this gentlemanly
leisure!" was retorted tartiy. "Only say,
fetrowsi-ru give-jrweelt's rations to have
a chill just to remind me of home, and
snow, and real Christmas weather! Pile
those boxes straight, boys; now then,
criss-cross the logs."
"Whnt are you about here, anyway?"
Inquired young Grinnell a little curiously.
"What are we about? Why!" stares
the Westerner, as if affronted, "Christ
mas preparations, of course!"
The young soldier smiles, half sadly.
"I don't see any Christmas trees, or
holly, or wax candies, or "
"Nor won't!" comes the terse interrup
tion. "Still, we're going to make the best
play at it we know how when the date
"And that Isi "
"To build a roaring campfire first."
"Isn't the climate naturally warm
enough for you?"
"Never you mind! We're going to build
a regular scorcher wrap blankets around
ns, huddle up as if we were frozen to
death, imagine we're out on those gl-lori-ous
plains where a fellow can always feel
Christmas, if he don't see much of it
and tell stories about last year, and the
year before, and the years when the regu
lars had some kind of a holiday, even if
it was a ragged one."
The officer of the day smiles indulgently
on the turbulent infraction of camp rules,
and the colonel and staff appear to hand
in their contribution a box, not a box of
There are pineapples, cocoanuts, bana
nas and oranges, but more than one wry
face shows that a juicy red pippin, a
pan of hickorynuts, would have been more
acceptable than "all these smothering fal
lals!" as the Westerner dubs the ample
tropical fare.
"If our Christmas ship had only come
in!" he remarked, and with a fixed stare at
a comrade who had just come from town
a stare with a wink in it he observes:
"Steamer probably delayed, you told me,
"That's what," Is nodded.
All hands look savafff at this. Christ
mas cheer was on its way to them of
that they had been odvised by way of
Hong Kong a week since but the steam
er was overdue, probably delayed by a
storm, and their holiday cheer from home
might not arrive till New Year's day.
Still, as Grinnell watches the West
erner and observes him more than once
gaze covertly in the direction of the cor
duroy camp road, he wonders if he is not
nursing some spirited surprise that he
will spring later on.
The stories begin, and soon nil are en
grossed. One man tells of a Cluistmas at
a far Western Indian-beleaguered fort,
where the event of the day was the steal
ing of the only wild tnrkey in knowledge
from a sportsman savage. Another had
seen '94 in Alaska, where a keg of frozen
cider was the only reminder of home. A
third described the best Christmas dinner
he had ever eaten, and all months water
ed, and here there is an uproar.
Tb sound of cumhersone wbela choea
there is the snap of a whip, and, wav
ing his whip and yelling to his mules, into
camp bursts the negro driver of the com
missary wagon.
"Hi. dah!" he grins, "am dls Camp
Jawge Columbus Christopher Washing
ton?" "You know it is. you rascal!" roared the
Westerner, springing to his feet, aglow.
"Out with it! the steamer is in?"
"She am, sah. I waited, sah, as yo'm
dareckted. Dan's a pahcel foh de camp
dat Chris'mas consignment hab arriv
en!" "Whoop!"
Pandemonium breaks loose. Over the
camp spreads the news. Half-dressed men,
riotous runners, make for the campfire, as
up to it, straining mightily under the
heavy load of crates and boxes and bar
rels, puff and pant the mules with their
Christmas store of remembrances.
Even the camp dogs rally to the call of
the tumult. Then, surrounded by a press
ing, eager crowd, the Westerner mounts
the load, hatchet in hand.
He pries open those "pahcels," he be
gins to deliver them. Hearts gladden, lips
quiver, eyes sparkle even in the far
away Philippines Christmas had come!
"Pierce Grinnell" with tremulous
hands the young soldier receives his pack
age, and steps back a bit from the crush
to inspect it.
Ah! it is glorious to be remembered!
There is a Bible from mother, a watch
from father, a dozen handkerchiefs from
16-year-old sister Sue, a cookie, ribbon
tied, caraway-dotted, from 6-year-old
Nell "all cooked by my own self" and
another parcel.
The soldier boy's heart thumps mightily.
Well does he know who sent this last. It
is a response to a question that the loneli
ness of the camp, time to think over how
dear pretty, winsome Claire Rushton at
home is to him a homely, blunt, "Claire,
when this 'Spanish war' is over, will you
'have me? "
Grinnell opens the package a pair of
dainty home-knit mitts. What in the
world does he want of mitts in the broil
ing Filipino country 1 Still, the good in
tent is there.
Then his finger tips tingle and tremble
so as he feels a tiny note in one of the
mitts, that he drops everything to the
Nell's cookie must have caught the sniff
of a hungry camp dog. It makes a bolt,
misses the cookie, and grabs up and runs
off with the mitts with the note in them.
"Stop him sto-o-op him!"
"WThat is it?"
"Hi, the robber!"
A crowd "catches on" to the appalling
mishap. There Is pursuit. They corner
the canine, but not until he has torn up
one mitt,
"Why, there's a note in here I" torments
the rescuer of half one mitt, and Grinnell
devours a torn fragment of dainty, scented
letter paper.
"I won't have '
That is what his blurred sight reads,
and his heart falls.
"Hey, Grinnell here's the other half!"
The poor fellow puts the two pieces of
paper together.
"I won't have anybody but yon!"
There is the sentence, complete. De
spite himself, the happy soldier boy ut
tered a fervent, relieved yell of delight.
"What's bit you a tarantula?" de
mands a staring comrade.
"No!" shrewdly guesses the jolly West
erner, reading between the lines "Santa
Mistletoe and Christmas.
The connection of mistletoe with Christ
mas is a very curious one, and far from
being a general one. Literature is. per
haps, mainly responsible for it, in that
allusions to a custom in a great degree
purely local have made a large number
of persons interested in the plant. It,
moreover, seems that the custom of using
it In Christmas decorations depends on
two considerations first, its evergreen
habit; and second, the veneration In which
It was held by the Druids.
The reasons mentioned have no doubt
done much to secure for the mistletoe the
pl?.ce trhicn in-recrnt times it has held 4a
Christmas festivities, but it is not so uni
versally honored at Yuletide as the holly.
You may have a very merry Christmas
without any mistletoe at all, but to the
majority of the people a Christmas with
out a sprig or two of holly would scarcely
seem to be Christmas at all.
A Bethlehem.
The children at Bethlehem are told by
their mothers that- on Christmas Eve a
choir of angels always sings above the
place where Christ was born. Travelers
say that on this evening scores and some
times hundreds of children may be seen
in the open air looking up to the sky, wait
ing to hear the angels sing.
She I hear you got a little brother for
a New Year's present. Ain't yer glad?
He Naw!
She Did yer want a sister?
He Naw. I didn't want no brudder
nor no sister neider. I wanted a fightin'
dorg an' a pair o' skates! Life.
Lord of Misrule.
Down to the reign of Henry VIII., and
occasionally since, a "Lord of Misrule"
was appointed to direct the amusements
of the English court during the holidays.
He presided over the festivities, prepared
the games, directed the sports, and saw
that the court was kept properly amused
during Christmas week. The office was
considered highly honorable, and the
"Lord of Misrule" was generally some
wealthy nobleman who was willing to
spend money lavishly in promoting the
gaieties of the court. It is of record that
during the reign of Elizabeth Essex, as
"Lord of Misrule," spent in one Christ
mas season 3.000 of his own money on
the court games.
Vale Oakes.
Yule dough, a kind of baby or little
image intended to represent the child Je
sus, made of paste, was formerly baked at
Christmas and presented by bakers to
their customers "in the same manner as
the chandlers gave candles." They are
still called Yule cakes in the county of
Durham, England.
An Aid to Merriment.
"My dear," said Mr. Darley to his wife,
"I have decided to have a merry Christ
mas this year."
'.'I am very glad to hear that, love."
"With that purpose in view," Mr. Dar
ley went on-, "1 have decided not to go
with you at all while you are doing your
Christmas shopping."
His Sad Fate.
"Kind sir," said the beggar, "will yon
aid me? Once I was worth $50,000, and
now I am penniless, sir."
"What ruined you?" asked Hojack.
"Buying Christmas presents, sir."
Thereupon Hojack gave the man a dol
lar, for he knew how it was himself.
The Young Idea.
Bobbie Papa says Santa Claus leaves
more things at the big houses.
Freddie Of course he does. They've
git bigger cbimnevs. Judge.
Momentous Preparations for the Din
ner of Dinners And Finally the
Party at Farmer Hawking' on That
Memorable Christmas live.
HE week before
Christmas. Hog
killing is over, all
the turkeys are
dressed and sent to
town. Suppressed
excitement rules in
side the house and
Out, Extra hands
are busy over the
last bit of corn
, h u s k 1 n g. Bump,
bump, b u m p e t y
bump, the wagon
moves slowly over
the frozen ground.
Two stalwart fellows in jean trousers,
ducking coats and woolen comforters fol
low the wagon, keeping up a continuous
fire of ears of corn into the box. With
gathering thoughts of Christmas trees,
play parties, dances and taffy pullings,
the husking grows furious, and twice be
fore noon the wagon bed is filled. Thumb
stalls and husking pegs are mnch in de
mand. The boys all around the kitchen
fire at night nursing blistered thumbs and
awkwardly sewing finger stalls of drill
ing, double in thickness and fastened on
the hands securely with leather strings.
" 'Clare ter goodness hits nuff ter p'voke
er saint, hit is dat," declares the old col
ored auntie. "Da's dem cookies, bu'nt to
a plum crisp an' me can't git to de oven
'dout trompin on somebody's corns. Da's
dem pigs' feet in de ashes need scrapin'
dese two houahs! Git out o' hejli! Ef
yo' des tek yosefs off, soon's I get er min
nit's peace, I mek yo' fawty 'leven liagah
As this is what the boys have all been
waiting to hear they troop out instantly,
making a mental memorandum of "neck
erchers" and bandana "head han'ker
chers" which Aunt Maria wants for
By 5 o'clock the next morning, while the
stars are still shining, the wagons rattle
off to the fields. The jolly face of the
country sun lights up myriads of frost
diamonds hung on the sparse spears of
yellow grass. Along the roads wagons
pass in the distance, noiselessly, silhouet
ted against the sky like toy vehicles,
drawn by toy horses.
Inside the farmhouse everything is in
bustling confuajon. The blinds of the
spare room have been drawn up to let in
a flood of bright winter sunshine. Dis
trict school has closed for the holidays.
The children are in the kitchen stoning
raisins, helping pare apples, slyly steal
ing cake dough, and watching the sau
sage as it is ground out from the sausage
mill in strings.
"Ho, ho!" the youngsters suddenly
shout in chorus. "Yonder comes Tom
Hawkins, riding np the lane on 'Ole Sor
rel,' full tilt."
Tom dismounts by putting his arms
around "Ole Sorrel's" neck and sliding
down her forelegs to the ground. He is
riding bareback.
"Our folks is goin' to give a party!" he
"When?" shout Bob and the others, in
great excitement.
"Night 'fore Chris'mas; 'n I'm goin'
'round to tell ever'body, right this morn
ln"." "Play party T
"Yep! Pa says he don't care fer 'em
dancin', but ma says 'at you have to take
up the carpets, er have 'em ruinr. An
then, ma says she don't know as it's right
fer church members."
Tom's Invitation, delivered with many
assurances that "You must be sure to
come; we'll all be a lookln' for you," cre
ates no small commotion at the house.
Before the day is over it Is known that
the party will be a big affair.
Christmas eve finally comes. The whole
neighborhood is agog. In the course of
the afternoon the girls in the various
homes lay out every bit of finery to be
worn to the party. The boys are not for
gotten by their sisters. Their coats and
trousers, white satin ties, boiled shirts,
are all put out on the bed in easy reach.
Annt Maria shines the shoes until you can
see yourself on their polished surfaces.
The boys, in a home-made sleigh, are off
for the girls, sometimes five or six miles
away. The girls at the house wait for
their beaux, who come likewise from the
M Ha saaV
neighboring honses or from the little
towns near by. "Zip, sip, ha, ha, hurrah,"
and up comes a sled with a dozen young
folks bound for the party. The sled is a
long one, with a wagon box mounted on
the cross-beams. Three or four wagons
hate been stripped of their spring seats to
equip the sleigh. The bed of the box Is
filled with hay, which keeps everybody's
feet warm. Away the sled whirls, taking
a short cut across the bottoms, running
counter to rocks and logs under the snow,
and almost spilling the whole party out.
Out in the open road another sleigh turns
in at the crossing ahead. This is the sig
nal for a race. The horses know it, and
give a bound that brings the two wagon
boxes abreast of each other.
The party is in full swing by 8 o'clock,
and supper is served by 10. Old Uncle
Ben furnishes the music for "snap,"
"Weevilly Wheat," and all the other rol
licking games. Uncle Ben begins to "tune
up," while everybody shoves his chair
' .
back against the side of the wall to clear
the center of the floor. "Twa-ang, scr-a-npe,
tweedle, leedle, leedle, le-e," goes the
fiddle, while Uncle Ben screws his face
into a thousand wrinkles. Sometimes, of
late, the Hills boys have furnished the
music for the parties, much to the disgust
of Uncle Ben. He declares that "wen
dem boys gits hole o' one o' dem new tan
gle gityars an' anodder one on 'em goes
slap-e-ty bang on Miss Hawkins' planner,
hit 'em jis' nuff ter mek yo' har Stan' on
en'. 'Tain no mo lak music dan beatin'
on er dish pan."
As 12 o'clock approaches everybody Is
alert to get everybody else's Christmas
gift. This ceremony being over, the party
breaks up, the young folks race home, and
big and little hang up their stockings in
front of the fireplace.
Bob is growing skeptical about Santa
Claus. He resolves to sleep with one eye
open, but weariness overcomes his bright
little eyes at last. When Tom wakes up
the hired man is putting a back-log in the
fireplace, and soon the blaze is crackling
away on the hearth. He punches Tim.
"Chris'mas gift, Tim, Chris'mas gift!
What do you reckon that is sticking out
in the toe of my stocking, Bob?"
" 'Norange, I guess."
"Like 'nuff. Santa always brings or
anges." There are raisins and oranges, a rubber
ball, toy pistol, and little leather pocket
hooks, long wanted.
Netty and Rosy are up, hugging a couple
of china dolls, dressed in white Swiss,
with pink and blue ribbons.
"Land sakes, chillun, git off yer night
gownds an' put on yer shoes an' stockin's
tireckly," calls out Aunt Maria, putting
her head in at the door. "Dat's all truck
Bob's tellin' yo. 'Cose dere's a Santo
Clans. Seed Mm wid my own eyes. Face
all ovah white, whiskah lak you granpa.
'Cose dere's a Santa Claus, jis' es true as
dere's ghostes, an' doan yo nebbe fawgit
Make Your Gift a Pnre One, and Give
It with Love.
"If you had the wealth of the world you
could not equal that first Christmas gift,"
writes Ruth Ashmore In an article on
"Girls and Their Christmas-Giving," in
the Ladies' Home Journal. "And you can
only imitate it by making your gift a pure
one, and giving it with love. You want
to share, this Christmastide, your faith,
your hope and your charity with those you
love. You want to make your very 'good
morning' tell of that good morning that
came so many hundred years ago when
the little Child first wakened on this earth.
You want to think of the gifts that were
brought to Him and what they typified.
You want to have your heart full of joy,
and love, and hope so full that it will
brim over and the rest of the world share
it with you. You want to tell, In your
speech and in your eyes, and from your
heart, of the gladness of the time. You
want to make this gladness go out to some
one who is in grief. These are the days
when you must needs give of your good
things, and among all your possessions
there is nothing so good as a belief in
God and a hope for the future. That was
what the little Child came to tell about.
Surely the Christmastide is the feast of
all others that appeals to women, and as
the story is told again and again by the
bells as they ring, by the carols as they
are sung, by the preacher from the pulpit,
we know that 'Unto us a Child was born,'
and peace and good will reign all over the
land. Let peace and good will be in your
heart, and from you they will go and
spread all over the land. It is to the wom
en, thank God, that the happiness of the
Christmastide specially comes. And wom
en are generous, else one of them never
would have given her Son to die that all
might live. She gave to all the world her
only Son the gift that meant eternal
The Day Holds a Prominent Place in
the Popular Calendar.
In Europe New Year's day holds a
prominent place in the popular calendar.
For many centuries past it has been the
custom of northern nations to watch the
going out of the old year and the coming
in of the new with demonstrations of mer
riment and conviviality. It is a rare case
that an English family fails to sit up on
the last night of the old year with a few
intimate friends, awaiting the stroke of
the midnight hour. The day is observ
ed by a few visits among nearest relatives
and intimate friends, but most particular
ly by festive family gatherings in the
evenings. The custom of making pres
ents on New Year's day has become al
most obsolete in England. That is now
almost entirely confined to Christmas day.
The observance of New Year's day as a
holiday fell almost into oblivion, with the
exception of the few simple remembrances
mentioned above. In business life the day
is observed as a legal holiday "bank
holiday," as they call it but even that is
confined almost exclusively to large whole
sale houses. The retail trade is carried on
as briskly as on every other day of the
The first day of the year is observed 1e
France in a very different way, particu
larly In Paris, where to this day the cus
tom of giving presents is kept up with
surprising vigor. The streets of the beam
tiful capital present a very lively and pict
turesque appearance. Innumerable can
riages, from the humble one horse cab tj
the elegant landau, with liveried servants!
drawn by fiery steeds, crowd every thon
oughfare. They are filled with well-dress!
ed men and loaded with fragrant flowers
Large social gatherings, balls and recep
tions, public and private, bring the aus
picious day to a festive conclusion.
In Germany calls are made among rela
tives and intimate friends only, except
that In the ponderous bureaucratic system
of Germany every Government officer is
expected to call on somebody above him
in rank. Presents are not exchanged on
New Year's day that is exclusively con
fined to Christmas day.
As Rome gave the name to the firsl
month in the calendar year, so Rome also
gave the custom of making presents on
the first day of the year. A very innocent
little pastime it was in the beginning, but
in these days of modern ideas it has ex
panded and is expanding until now the
most valuable and elaborate gifts are used
as an exchange of friendly sentiment.
BE old gray bell In
the old gray
Is ringing so glad
ly across the
And the red, red
dawn, like a
shaken flower.
Scatters the
Christmas glory
Oh, the light of
, the sacred
Of the day when
the dear Lord
Christ waa
Oh, the sweet of
the winter air,
When It's Christ
inas, Christmas everywhere.
Let's hie away to the chnrch, my lad.
To the dear, gray church where the can
dles shine.
I'd breathe a prayer while my heart's so
I'd catch a prayer from those lips of thlnel
Love, love, love and it's Christmas day,
And yon and I In the church to pray!
Sweet the bowing, and blest th prayer,
For It's Christmas, Christmas every
where! Dear Lord, what gift thou hast sent as
To pledge onr troth on thy natal day?
Oh Joy that is almost keen as pain,
Oh love more sacred than lips can sayl
Here where the candles burn so white
Here where the holly glistens bright,
Make the heart of the love we bear
Christ-like always and everywhere!
James Buckbam.
Satisfying Him.
"Ithave called," said the captious critic,
"to find out what reason you can give for
representing the New Year as a node
small boy."
"That is done," responded the art edi
tor, "because the year does not get ita
close till the 31st of December."
Then the captious critic went out and
broke his nice new pledge. Indianapolis
Pleasure ml Pain.
When we go to a Christmas party,
and corns are the wnrst of onr woes.
We object not to "rlugs od our lingers,"
Bat we de to the "belles 00 our to,'
Ruth White on the Now Dime.
If you have one of the new dimes,
you are carrying in your pocket a very
good picture of Miss Rath White, of
Ban Francisco. Miss White might
have sat to Uncle Sam's artist, the re
semblance is so close. Miss White was
a member of the Castle Square Com
pany last season.
The Enormous Oold Product of 1898.
From South Africa, the Klondike and
Australia gold is being shipped in large
quantities. This year's output will nearly
double thatof any previous twelve months.
The sale of Hostetter's Stomach Bitters
are also increasing very fast. This famous
remedy will cure dyspepsia, indigestion,
constipation, nervousness and weakness.
A medical writer in India declares
that segregation of patients, the ony
effective way of dealing with the
plague, is so repugnant to the Hindoos
ihat they prefer to die by the million
rather than submit to it.
Strong as a Steel Ramrod.
If you want to feel your spine is a
pipe stem ready to snap, just get lum
bago. If you want to feel as strong as
a steel ramrod, use St. Jaoobs Oii; it
bas magic.
It is estimated that all the gold
mined in California since 184 could
be put into a room 12 yards long. 6
yards wide and 5 2-3 yards high.
FITS Permanently Cured. No fits or nerrousnes
H I S after tirst day's use 0 Dr. Kline's Great
Nerve Eestorfr. Send for FRfcE Sx.OO trial
bottle and treatise. DR. R. H. KLUSlL Ltd. 930
Ajcn stireet, Philadelphia, Fa.
Australia sends cocoanut oil to Eng
land. For Lung and chest diseases, Piso'sCure
is the best medicine we have used. Mrs.
J. L. Northcott, Windsor, Out.. Canada.
Thunder oan be heard nine miles
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.
Dallas, Texas, has a colored printer's
When coming to San Francisco go to
Brooklyn Hotel, 208-212 Bush street.
American or European plan. Room 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.
The aristocracy of China and Spain
will agree that it has been a very hard
year for boy monarchs.
By local applications, as they cannot reach the
diseased portion oi the ear. There is only one
way to cure deafness, and that is by constitu
tional remedies. Deafness is caused by an in
flamed condition oi the mucous lining of the
Eustachian Tube. When this tube gets in
flamed von have a rumbling sound or imper
fect hearing, and when it is entirely closed
deafness is the result, and unless the inflamma
tion can be taken out and this tube restored to
its normal condition, hearing will be destroyed
forever; nine cases out oi ten are caused by
catarrh, which is nothing but an inflamed
condition of the mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any
case of Deafnessfcaused by catarrh) that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for
circulars, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Bold by Druggists, 75c
Hall's Family Pills are the beat.
Massachusetts claims to have more
different kinds of native trees than any
kingdom in Europe; the number ex
ceeding 50, among them being nine
large oaks.
Sinking of the Merriinao.
The complete story of the sinking of
the Merrimao and the capture and im
prisonment of her crew at Santiago,
will be graphically told in an article by
Osborn W. Heignan, TJ. S. Navy, late
helmsman of the Merrimac, in the Jan
uary Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly,
now 10 cents, and to be published De
cember 24th. Tho story will be fu
arid ricbir. iflnstflcled wiih -jrr.f'ren
portraits ot riobson and all the crew,
besides many new diawings especially
prepared under Mr.Deignan's personal
supervision. Other features promised
for the January Frank Leslie's are:
Bret Harte's new story "Jack Hamlin's
Mediation"; Joaquin 'Miller's "In a
Klondike Cabin"; and Thomas R.
Dawley's "Campaigning With Gomez."
Submits a List of Special Diseases lie
Treats With Kleotrlclty
and Medicine.
rhea, Stricture, Syphillis, Weakness of
Orpans quickly cured w ithout pain or de
tention from Business.
LOST MANHOOD and vigor quickly re
stored ; varicocele, weak and undeveloped
parts fully restored.
LADIES who suffer from apathy, indif
ference, nervous debility or diseases pecu
liar to women, can consult the doctor with
perfect confidence.
BLADDER, Inflammation, Cvstitis, Ca
tarrh of the Bladder. These diseases in
variablv vield to this treatment.
VARICOCELE. Hydrocele, Piles Fis
tula, Swelling and Tenderness of Glands,
and Shrunken Organs treated with unfail
ing success.
KIDNEYS. Inflammation of the Kid
neys. Diabetes, Congestion of the Kidnevs,
Uraemia, Gravel, Stone, all scientifically
and successfully treated.
BLOOD AND SKIN Diseases, Sores,
Spots, Pimples. Scrofula, Syphilitic Taints,
Tumors, Rheumatism, Eruptions, etc.,
promptly cured, leaving the system in a
pure, strong and healthful state.
YOUNG MEN, If you are troubled with
tired feelings, gloomy forebodings, palpi
Saw Mill and Mining Machinery.
Dealers In Flour Hill and Orafn Cleaning Machinery and Supplies. Repair
In? Promptly Attended to.
Don't neglect yourself; it Is the
perfect fitting truss applied la
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
& Co., Expert Truss Fitters, 108
Second St., Portland, Or.
Makes the Mnioles Strong.
From bard work or excessive exercise
soreness and stiffness sets in and lays
up. St. Jacobs Oil will cure it after a
few applications and make the muscles
limber and strong.
Might Prevent Ea'inr.
According to the Australian Standard
and Diggers' News, a scare has been
created among the natives in Durban
by an absurd idea they have got that
in vaccination against smallpox the
throat is to be operated upon, which,
as they put it, will prevent them eat
ing. The result is that a good many
have suddenly left for their kraals, as
many as 400 depositing their badges in
one day.
To Cnre a Cold In One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund money if it fails to
cure. 25c.
Leather money circulated in Russia
so recently as the time of Peter the
is due not only to the originality and
simplicity of the combination, but also
to the care and skill with which it is
manufactured by scientific processes
known to the California Fig Sybup
Co. only, and we wish to impress upon
all the importance of purchasing- the
true and original remedy. As the
genuine Syrup of Figs is manufactured
by the California Fia Syrup Co.
only, a knowledge of that fact will
assist one in avoiding the worthless
imitations manufactured by other par
ties. The high standing of the Cali
fornia Fig Syrup Co. with the medi
cal profession, and the satisfaction
which the genuine Syrup of Figs has
given to millions of families, makes
the name of the Company a guaranty
of the excellence of its remedy. It is
far in advance of all other laxatives,
as it acts on the kidneys, liver and
bowels without irritating or weaken
ing them, and it does not gripe nor
nauseate. In order to get its beneficial
effects, please remember the name of
the Company
LoriSTlLl.E, Kr. NEW TOKK, JT.X.
A big yield of both I
pront and satisfaction
will result if you plant
They are nlway the bent.
Do not acceut nnv smhatt.
' tute buy none but Ferry 'h.
Sold by all deafen. Write for
the 99 Heed Annual free.
D.M.FERRY& CO. .Detroit, Mich.
it Wrong?
eep it Ki?ht
Moore's Revealed: itemed y willdoit. Three
doses will make you feel better. Get it from
your druggist or any wholesale drug house, or
trom Stewart & Holmes Drug Co., Seattle.
Cut Rate
Drug Catalogue
... - tz ...
Woodard, Clarke & Co.
tation of the heart, hot Mushes, blood rush
ing to the head, ringing in the ears, wan
dering mind, weak memory, dark circles
under the eyes, dizziness, poor appetite,
stupidness, despondency, loss of energy,
ambition and self-confidence, which abso
lutely unfits you for study or business, you
should take treatment before it is too late.
There are thousands of yon troubled with
weak, aching hacks and kidneys, and other
unmistakable signs of nervous dehilitv and
premature decay. Many die of this diffi
culty, ignorant of the cause, which is the
second stage of seminal weakness. The
most obstinate cases of this character
treated with unfailing success.
ficult breathing and suffocating feeling,
fullness of the head, a tired, irritable, dis
contented feeling and fear of impending
danger or death, a dread of being alone, or
the reverse desire to be alone, if youij
memory is failing, and you are gloomy and
despondent, or if you dream much or'often
and have an aversion to society, you are
suffering from a serious disease of the
nerves, brain and heart. You have no time
to lose. Call at once on Dr. Darrin, at
265 Morrison street, Portland. Hours, 10
to 5; evenings, 7 to 8; Sundays, 10 to 12.
Examination free and confidential. Cir
culars and question blanks sent free. No
cures published of a private nature. Bat
teries and belts furnished when necessary.
Patients writing please mention this paper.
"Beat Wheels on Earth."
1899 Ideals J22.50, 25, $30. Send for catalogue.
Live agents wanted everywhere.
We lead and originate
fashions in....
Cor. Second and Stark Sts.
Use IJig 4i for unnatural
discharges, inflammations,
irritations or ulp'rnft,m
of m aeons nifmhranoa.
Prevent, com ion. PainlcBs, and not astrtn
ITheEvams ChewicalCo Rent or Poisonous.
sold by ornarefata.
or sent in plain wrapper.
i.iw, or 3 Potties, 2.75.
uuuuiur st'iii on request
NO. 52 '98.
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, V V mention this paper.
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