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A Minnesota woman has invented
a boiler, having a wire basket carried
by a flanged ring, which rests on the
top of the boiler, the basket inserted
before the clothes are put in and lifted
out when the clothes have boiled suffi
ciently, biinging all the garments
Is caused by acid in the blood. Hoods
Sarsaparilla neutralizes this acid and cures
the aches and pains of rheumatism. Do
not suffer any longer when a remedj- is at
hand of which thousands of people say it
lias caused all symptoms of rheumatism
to disappear. Kemember
Is America's Greatest Medicine. Trice, $1.
Hood's Pills cure sick headache. 25 cents.
A recently patented Invention will
please those housewives whose sonls
have been vexed by the problem of
polishing forks. It consists of a treble
strap of "Selvyt," held in position and
stretched by means of a wire frame and
handle. The forks to be polished aro
inserted between the straps, each of
which fits into a corresponding space
between the prongs. A few movements
up and down then suffice to thoroughly
clean and polish the fork, either witb
or without plate powdei.
Indicator on Guns.
An indicator has been designed foi
repeating arms which will show at a
glance whether the shells aro all dis
charged, and how many loads there are
in the gun, a numbered cylinder being
carried by the stock to revolve one
number as the mechanism is operated
to bring a shell into the firing cham
ber. Housekeepers will appreciate a new
kitchen utensil which has the bottom
formed of a perforated receptacle which
strains the vegetables after cooking and
mashes potatoes, etc, without remov
sold only in
Keeps the Reins In Place.
To prevent horses getting the reins
tinder their tails, a Virginian has de
signed a harness attachment composed
of a number of wire bows, to be se
cured to the breeching on either Bide,
and extend over the tail, and prevent
the horse from switching it high
enough to get over the reins.
TRY AtLSVS FOOT-EASE,
A powder tobc shaken into the shoos.
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corns and bunions of ail pain and is a cer
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A Salt Water Fire Service.
A salt water fire protection service
has been established in Boston for a
limited area. A line of pipe has been
laid to a point near the postoffice and
a number of hydrants laid on it.
Pumping is doue by an engine on a fire
boat. This, it is hoped, says Engineer
ing News, is the beginning of a com
prehensive system of independent fiie
protection for the business district of
the city. Such, a system has been ad
vocated for a number of years.
No household Is complete without a bot
tle of the famous Jesse'Moore Whiskey. It
is a pure and wholesome stimulant rec
ommended by all physicians. Don't ne
glect this necessity.
"Wliere the Balls Come From.
The largest center in the world for
the manufacture of steel balls for ball
bearings is situated at Schweinfort, in
Bavaria. A couple of factories there,
owned by one firm, produce close upon
800,000,000 balls annually with the
labor of 600 men working ten hours
daily. The total production of Ger
many is elated to be about 060,000,000,
while England and France combined
turn out only about 70,000,000 addi
tional. Chicago Chronicle.
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IT came to pass that there were born
unto Ezra and Lucy Whlttlesy, two
boys, William and John, who grew
to youth's estate on the old farm In
John was a home boy. His happiest
days were those on which he hoed and
weeded. With William It was differ
ent He was like unto neither his
mother nor his father. He was Just
William. He read, long Into the night,
by the kerosene lamp In the sitting
room, stories of adventure and of
youths going forth into the world In
search of fortune and of fame. He
longed for a wider field. He dreamed
of conquests, of piles of gold, of ex
plorations Into unknown countries,
and of experiences in life such as never
entered the mind of plodding John.
The days, the weeks, the months.
rolled on around the spool of time, and,
i with each bright breaking sun, more
; and more discontented and dissatisfied
did become the restless William. His
i days were centuries long. There was
always shining before his eyes the star
i of ambition which he was of a mind
to follow more than once. He detested
the sorry life of the farm, with the
homely environment, the old, old rou
tine, day in, day out, and finally, after
several years of uncomplaining servi
tude, he determined to run away.
He was 18 then, or two years he had
saved every penny, every nickel, every
dime, that had fallen In his way, and
ere long noted that the dollars were
taking care of themselves In a little
company of their own. There were
forty-two of them In the stone Jar on
the shelf at the head of his bed.
The sun was sinking behind the
western horizon on the fateful night of
William's departure. There, by the
little window In the store room where
he slept with the peaceful, sweet-contented
John, he sat on a cane-seated
chair beside the bed, his forty-two dol
lars spread out on the quilt before him.
"I will do It!" he exclaimed to him
self In the dim darkness. "I will do
His thoughts were broken In upon
by the cry of a woman down below,
at the foot of the stairs.
"William! William! It's time to go for
"Ah, me," murmured the boy to him
self, "another night has come, but It
shall be the last. For many years has
it been my duty to go down the dusty
old road to Green's for the evening
milk. I cannot see why father does not
maintain a dairy, or at least one cow,
of his own. But, no, I must trudge,
trudge on through snow, through sun
shine and through rain to that old farm
house nearly two miles down the turn
pike for milk. But this shall be my last
"William! William! ain't yew ever go
in' fur that milk?"
Again the feminine -rice from the
foot of the stairway;,
"YesT mother, I'm comln' now."
The boy dropped all the forty-two dol
lars Into his trousers pockets, and, after
placing the stone jar back on Its shelf
at the head of the bed, slowly sham
bled down the stairs.
"There's th' pail William," said his
mother, pointing toward the table
drawn up by the kitchen window.
William took it and passed out Into
the deepening darkness.
He was alone on the road. The stone
walls on either side showed indistinct
ly yellow gray in the fast gathering
darkness. Now and then William
would stoop and pick up a stone and
fling it Idly toward a bush whence
came the note of a nlghtblrd crying to
Its mate. He stumbled once or twice
and murmured something under his
breath each time. As he walked down
that road the whole eighteen years of
his monotonous existence, called Life,
unrolled themselves before his mind's
eyes. He remembered the old swim
ming hole, the eager hunts for birds'
nests in the days agone, the "stone
bruise" he carried to school with him
all one spring, and the beech whistles
he used to make at recess. And the
squirrel hunts and the games of youth,
all the different scenes of his life were
enacted again for him In the playhouse
of his memory. And at the end he said
to himself, "Well, It Is over now, for
to-night I shall go away. Never again
will William take home the night's
milk. This Is my last walk."
His mind was set, determined. He
stumbled along the rocky path to the
milk-house on Green's farm, and stood
by, silently, while the hired man filled
his pail, then he trudged back over that
country road. The moon was rising.
Already a soft, silvery light flecked the
foliage of the woods on the left, and
cast shimmering shadows on the stone
And William dreamed of the wealth
of the Indies that would one day be his,
of the fame, the glory and the great,
good name that awaited him, out in
the world, beyond the ken of life on
the Whlttlesy farm.
Suddenly the boy stopped so sudden
ly. Indeed, that the frothing milk slop
ped over the top of the pall and fell In
two splashes, one on the road, the other
on his trousers.
"I shall not go home. I shall leave
now!" he cried.
He walked to the edge of the road
and peered Into the white, lighted
woods. "I must hide the pail," he
said, "but where?"
For a moment he stood in the shadow,
"I remember!" he exclaimed. "The
old blasted tree trunk. I will put the
He walked a few rods further up the
road and then sheered off Into the
woods. By and by he came out Into
the moonlight again. He had carried
! out the plan that had sugested itself to
his mind. The milk pall had been
placed In the old tree trunk.
For a moment he hesitated. He took
off his cap and stood bareheaded under
the sky, the rays of the moon bathing
him In a flood of silver light.
The words were spoken to the breezes
and were borne to the night birds that
made reply with shriller chirpings.
Then William turned and went back
down the country road.
"Yes," the station agent at the cross
ing told him, "there will be a train
along for the west In thirty minutes."
William Whlttlesy had dreajned of
Colorado, and 'twas there he meant to
go. An hour later he was rolling on
And She years came and went
tbe prodigal, "fc
Not a word was ever received by the
Whittlesys from William. And after
many months they came to regard him
as dead, and no longer hoped that one
day his form might again darken the
With William all went well. He stay
ed In Chicago Just long enough to learn
that there was nothing for him there.
He pushed his way further west He
succeeded In his first venture, and five
years had not elapsed before his name
had come to be known throughout tbe
mining country. Often he thought of
that home back in Michigan, and fre
quently he said to himself, "I will
write;" then something would Inter
fere with the carrying out of his Inten
tion, and no word would be sent back.
Thus the days and weeks and years
sped on until a fifth of a century hud
William Whlttlesy had accumulated
one hundred thousand dollars in the
twenty 'years he had lived and toiled in
Colorado, and one day the desire came
to him stronger than ever to go back
to the old home and gaze once again
Into the old eyes of father and mother.
So he returned.
The station at the crossroads was the
same. It seemed to him. It bad not
even been painted In all those twenty
years. The agent was a stranger, and
the farmers around the little depot did
not recognize in the man who alighted
from the train that morning the Will
iam Whlttlesy who had so mysteri
ously disappeared years before.
Alone and unknown, the man wended
his way along the country road to the
old house on the hill. He had crossed
" TIIEBB'S TH' PAIL, WILLIAM," SAID
the lane below the woods when he rec
ollected that pall of milk that he had
hidden in the hollow log twenty years
"I wonder If the pall can be there
yet" he said to himself, and smiled at
the thought. TS see.' '
He remembered the spot as distinctly
as though he had but left the day bo
fore. He went to the blasted trunk,
kicked away the stones and moss and
twigs nnd looked jiown. XHkttSM.
there; but. In it nothing. He, lifted out
the old tin pall, its sides all full of
holes eaten by time and rust and con
tinued on up the road.
"I shall knock at the kitchen door,"
he said to himself; "and when mother
answers I shall say: 'Here Is the milk,' "
And William Whlttlesy laughed aloud.
The house appeared unchanged. To
be sure there were honeysuckles grow
ing up the back porch that had not been
there went he went away, but twenty
years Is sufficient time for honeysuckles
to live and die.
William Whlttlesy ascended the steps
quietly and knocked at the door. It
was opened by a kind-eyed old lady.
William thrust forward the rusty, bat
tered pall and said, "Mother, here's the
milk." The woman looked at him with
wonder In her eyes. "Won't won't
you come in?" she said.
William entered the room. It was the
same old kitchen he bad known when
but a boy. And there by tbe fireplace
sat a man, feeble, and wrinkled and
gray. "Father, I have come back," cried
William Whlttlesy. The old man turned
In bis chair and gazed at the stranger,
"Don't you see who I am?" cried the
long-lost. "I am William. I have come
back. I went away twenty years
A peculiar light came Into the eyes
of the woman, who, during the strang
er's appeal to the old man by the fire
place, had stood still, at the end of the
table with one hand on her hip.
"I I I understand now," she said.
William looked his thanks In his eyes.
He was about to close his arms about
the old lady's face when she waved
him back. "1 understand," she went
on. "Arter you went away your mother
died, and in 'beout a year your pa mar
ried me. Then when he died I mar
ried George there, an' we've been livln'
on th' ol' place ever sence. So yew
see we ain't your folks arter all, though
likely ez not yew may have some legal
connection with us "
William put his hand to his brow and
reeled. He staggered to the door sob
bing, with his head bowed upon his
breast he walked slowly down the old
country road. And that night he went
back to the West Detroit Free Press.
During the progress of the Queen's
Jubilee the colonial princes, officers and
premiers attracted, next to 'the royal
lady herself, the "attention of the pub
lic. Wherever they appeared they were
received with cheers and especial
On on occasion the streets were pack
ed with spectators watching the guests
depart from some royal function at
Buckingham palace. The crowd re
fused to move except when some of the
Indian rajahs or Australian officers ap
peared, when a way was speedily open
ed for them.
. A carriage presently came out of the
gates In which were three or four
Americans who. had been guests In the
palace. Finding that the way was
completely blocked, one young fellow
among them shouted:
"Let us pass! We, too, are colonials."
The crowd divided, and as the car
rlage entered the opening, he added:
"We are the colonials who wouldn't
let our mother spank us."
The crowd caught the joke, and re
plied with laughter and applause.
It makes no difference how good a
husband a man has been, his death
bed scene is not entirely satisfactory
to the neighbors unless he asks his
WORKING THEIR WAY.
flow Pome Boys at Chicasro University
Pay for Their Kdncasion.
It Is a prevalent though erroneous.
Idea that the days when one can work
his way through college are over. Ways
and moans are just as plentiful to-day
ns they were twenty-five yeais ago, and
the earnest student will find them.
There is always a colony of such in
Chicago, and a sort of Masonry exists
among them, whereby a new-comer is
looked after till he finds enough work
to be independent A young man has
more opportunities than a woman, but
there are places for the earnest woman,
The most coveted occupations are as
correspondents of the city dally papers,
but as comparatively few can be thus
employed, the majority have to turn
tboir hands to the next thing that
comes to them. From twelve to fifteen
teach night school. Several teach In
the public schools In daytime and do
their university work in afternoons and
evenings to secure their degrees of D.
D. and A M. About a score carry
daily papers, which pays them from
$2.."a to 3.50 per week, but as this is
not sufficient to meet all their expenses,
they must do something else beside,
and 'hey do It. About a dozen have
lamp routes, which occupation pays
?20 to $25 a month. This is not as
easy work as some may imagine it to
be. Still the hours are easier than they
were a few years ago. A few are so
fortunate as to find work In the even
ings In the city library. Some attend
lawns In the summer and furnaces in
the w inter, earning as much as S3 and
$10 n week, by having several of each
to care for. Some act as waiters at
clubs and restaurants. Some eolicit
advertisements and some aro book
The divinity students pay their way
after the first year by preaching In
small towns near Chicago. Several em
ploy their leisure hours In "tutoring"
less brilliant students than themselves,
making a fine income. Two young men
made as high as $1,200 In one year tu
toring. One student Is a member of a
city orchestra, which pays him $12 a
week. A few are employed In the uni
versity postoffice, which pays about 20
cents an hour. A messenger system
employs a number about two hours
each dally, and some do clerical work
for our professors, though here the
ladies ore given the preference.
A s has been said, avenues for women
are not eo plentiful, yet there are few.
Several are teachers in the night
schools of the city, and several aro
housekeepers for professors and small
clubs of students. A number are do
ing clerical work, and a few do library
work. Some work In the city tele
phone exchanges from 5 o'clock p. m.
to 10 p. m. This last Is extremely hard
on the student, but with some It is that
or do without the education, and so the
former Is chosen.
These "working" students are the
best as a rule. They stand highest in
their classes, highest in all the athletic
sports, consequently highest in the re
spect of their fellow students ant' the
faculty. The first student to matricu
late at the new university at Chicago
was one of these earnest young men,
who had hla way to mak4 One oi the
associate professors. Dr. TV. ;r8 aj sen
dent at "the old university who ga ined
hi er nation by all kinds of work. Ho
had a 'lamp route" for eight yrs.
One of the finest American actors, who
is billed to play in Chicago this winter,
was one of these students. Chicago
LiOttortea In OM Havana,
"Life and Society In Old Cuba" t
title of an article in t&e Century, made
up of" extracts from the journals of
Jonathan S. Jenkins, written In 1853.
Mr. Jenkins says: In Havana the
stranger's attention Is arrested by tho
venders of lottery tickets, who stand
on tho street corners with a pair of
shears in one hand and sheets of lot
tery tickets In the other, ready to cut
off any number for buyers. They are
very adroit and are apt to persuade
the credulous that they will draw n for
tune in the scheme. These licensed
lotteries are one of the great evils
there, especially to the Spanish people,
who seem to be born gamblers, and for
whom the chances of dice, cards, and
lottery tickets appear to have an irre
sistible charm, all classes in Havana
dealing In them habitually.
A writer In an English weekly Jour
nal says that it is a curious fact that
red-haired people are far less apt to
go bald than those with other colored
hair. Tho average crop on the head
cf a red-haired person is only twenty
nine thousand two hundred hairs. Or
dinary dark hair Is far finer, and over
three dark hairs take up the sp:ice of
one red one; one hundred and five
thousand are about the average. But
fair-haired people are still better off;
one hundred and forty thousand to
one hundred and sixty thousand are
quite a common number of hairs on the
scalp of a fair-haired man or woman.
A curious calculation has been made to
the effect that the hairs on the head of
a fair-haired person, If they could be
plaited together, would sustain a
weight of something like eighty tons,
equalling that of five hundred people.
The most ancient method of making
Ice appears to be that practiced in In
dia. Holes are made In the ground,
dry straw Is put at the bottom of
these, and on it at the close of the
day, are placed pans of water, which
are left until the next morning, when
the Ice that Is found within the pans Is!
collected. The Industry Is carried on1
only In districts where the ground ii
dry, and will readily absorb the vapor
given off from the water In the pans.
The freezing, of course, is due to the
great amount of heat absorbed by the
vapor in passing froiu Its liquid to Its
Destroying; a Famous Prison.
With the demolition of Mayas prison,
in Paris, the first prison In France con
structed on the old cellular system has
disappeared. There were 1,200 cells,
radiating like the spokes of a wheel,
and so arranged that each prisoner
could see the chapel from the door and
listen to divine service without leaving
Could Use It.
Mamie Only think. Fren Saunders
has given Carrie Moore a diamond for
an engagement ring.
Steve That's all right Carrie's fa
ther is a painter and glazier. The dia
mond will come In handy in his busi
ness. Boston Transcript
Duke Won a Horse Race.
Duke Adolf Friedrich of Mecklen-burg-Sehwerin,
an uncle of the- Grand
Duke, who won an army steeplechase
at Berlin recently, is the first prince of
a reigning house to ride In a horse race
As people grow older, they begin to
throw all their clothes they take off at
night across their beds to keep their
feat warm. -
When the late Prof. Henry Drum-
mond was giving a course of lectures
on "Evolution" In the Lowell Institute,
he overheard two women, evidently
much opposed to his views, discussing
them. Finally one of them said:
"Myra, if what he says Is not true we
can stand It But If it is true we must
hush it up."
It was on the first day of the Jewish
new year. A man with a pronounced
proboscis was being brushed at a boot
blacking stand. He handed the Italian
the customary nickel, whereupon the
later inquired, "You notta a Jewda?"
"No," replied the customer; "why do
you ask?" "Becausa, on de holiday we
always charga de ten centa."
Stuart Kobson recently arrived at
Weehawkcn, and, tired and dusty, was
awaiting the ferry-boat to take him
across to New York, when he was ap
proached by a ragged individual, who
was troubled with "the twitters."
"Please, mister, will you be so good as
to give a poor tramp a nickel?" he
asked; "I am broke, and I want to get
across the river." Robson extracted
the coin from his ticket-pocket, and,
placing It in the outstretched hand,
said: "There you are, my dear man; but
I can not for the life of me understand
what difference it makes which side of
the river you are on so long as you are
In 1SG1 the repeal of the paper duty
was agitating the political world of
England. The budget speech was pre
ceded by a rumor that the basis of the
scheme would be the repeal of the tea
duty, and that this would upset the
Government Just before Mr. Gladstone
rose to make his statement there was
handed to Lord Palmerston, on the
treasury bench, the following note
from Lord Derby: "My Dear Pam:
What Is to be the great proposal to
night? Is It to be tea and turn out?"
"My Dear Derby" wrote the Premier in
reply, "it is not tea and turn out It Is
to be paper and stationary."
This little speech on the "new his
tory" was delivered by Lord Sher
brooke at the thousandth anniversary
of his own college at Oxford. He took
the spirit of the age to task for resolv
ing so many things worth believing
into mere myth and fable. "For exam
ple," he said In concluding, "we have
always held that certain of the college
lands In Berkshire were given it by
King Alfred. The new historians show
ns that the lands were never his. But
they prove too much. Had they been
his, he would have kept them. Being
another's, he seized the occasion to
make the college a handsome present."
The youthful Queen Wilhelmina of
Holland, some years ago, misbehaved
to her governess, an English lady. The
latter, as a penance, bade her unruly
pupil draw a sketch-map of Europe,
with its principal cities and natural
features Indicated. In the course of an
hour the young culprit presented her
map. Holland was drawn with vastly
disproportloned territory and careful
detail. England was represented as an
island too small in size for anything
but Its name; Ireland was made rather
more significant; and across the margin
of the work was written: "The actual
English territory is too limited to allow
Seotol: servant- to bor
istress, "I maun tell ye I am to leave
your service and be marrltt." "Is not
this very sudden, Mary?" Inquired the
lady; "who is the person you expect to
marry?" "It is John Scott, mistress."
"But you have known him but a short
time; how can you trust a stranger?"
persisted the woman, reluctant to part
with a good servant "Yes, 'tis true; but
he's ken himsel' mony years, and he
says he's all right, and I believe he is,
for I asked him, 'Did he ken the ten
commandments?' and he gave them
lvery one. I asked him could he say
the shorter catechism, and he had it
lvery word; then I told him to grip his
hands quick and hard, and then, lady,
I saw he was a strong man, and I'm
goin' to gie him my hand."
Dean Stanley once told how he first
saw Gladstone. The old Bishop of Nor
wich, having been very much pleased
with some of his son's performances,
said that as a reward he would take
him to visit William Gladstone, tbe
most extraordinary schoolboy who had
ever been seen. They went to the house
where he was, and Arthur Stanley was
sent out into the garden to make ac
quaintance with the prodigy, who was
said to be sitting In a summer-house at
the end of a walk. He went, and, hav
ing arrived at the summer-house, saw
Gladstone reading a book. As Stanley
entered Gladstone looked up and said,
with great vehemence: "Little boy, lit
tle boy, have you read Gray?" Stanley,
much startled, faltered out that he had
not read Gray, to which the other, with
Increasing intensity of manner, replied:
"Then you must read Gray." .
How They Helped.
The boys of whom the following
story Is told, by an old college professor
In the Nashville Advocate, are old men
now, but the memory of some of their
youthful pranks must be pleasant to
The year 1857 was one of remarkable
frultf tdness in East Tennessee, and the
wheat crop was unusually large and
abundant As this was before the day
of mowers and reapers. It was often
difficult to find labor sufficient to gather
the crop. That year It was peculiarly
embarrassing, and the father of Dr.
John Brunner, president of Hlwassee
College, who had a small farm In the
neighborhood, found himself deficient
in help to secure his abundant crop of
In his extremity, he called on his son
to Inquire if there were not some young
men in college who might be Induced
to lend a helping hand. Dr. Brunner
made the announcement to the boys,
informing them of his father's circum
stances, and requesting any of them
who might be willing, to volunteer for
the old gentleman's help.
The boys, after consulting together,
sent In a reply that they would willing
ly render the desired assistance, provid
ing they could find the scythes, or "cra
dles," as they were then called, and bor
row them from the neighboring farm
ers, and that they would report at the
harvest field early the next morning.
Old Mr. Bruner had an extra break
fast prepared, and awaited the coming
of the young men with eagerness, but
they did not come. Finally he received
a message from the boys that they had
not been able to secure any cradles
from the neighbors that day, as they
were all In use In the harvest, and could
not be spared.
This was a sad disappointment to Mr.
Brunner, who had no help of his own;
but he concluded to go to the field, and
with his own hands save what he could
of his crop, now readv to fall, When
he reached the field, to his utter aston
ishment he found the grain all neatly
harvested and put up in shocks, but no
one in sight.
The boys bad borrowed the cradles
the night before, and by tbe light of th
moon had gone to the field with a large
force, and had carefully done the wont
without lotting the old man know any
thing about It.
THE HARMLESS RATTLESNAKE.
It Does Not Always Ftriko When
Given the Opportunity.
I have seen a good many rattlesnakes
perhaps a hundred or more In the
Sierra Mountains, but I have never in
tentionally disturbed them, nor have
they disturbed me to any great extent,
even by accident though they were
oftentimes In danger of being stepped
on. Once, while on my knees klndllug
a fire, one glided under the arch made
by my arms.
The.last time I sauntered through the
big canyon I saw about two a day. One
was not coiled, but neatly folded in a
narrow space between two cobble
stones on the side of the river, his
head below the level of them, ready to
shoot up like a Jack-in-the-box for
frogs or birds. My foot spanned the
space above within an inch or two of
his head, but he ouly held It lower. In
making my way through a particularly
tedious tangle of buckthorn, I parted
the branches on the side of an open
spot and threw my bundle of bread into
It, and when, with my arms free, 1 was
pushing through after It, I saw a small
rattlesnake dragging Its tail from be
neath my bundle. When he caught
sight of me he eyed me angrily, and
with an air of righteous indignation
seemed to be asking why I had thrown
that stuff on him. He was so small I
was Inclined to slight him, but he
struck out so angrily I drew back and
approached the opening from the other
side. But he had been listening, and
when I looked through the brush I
found him confronting me still with
a come-In-If-you-dare expression. In
vain I tried to explain that I only
wanted my bread; he stoutly held tbe
ground In front of It and I was afraid
that as he came nearer he might close
in on me and strike before I could get
away in such a tangle; so I just went
back a dozen rods and kept still for
half an hour, and when I returned
found he had gone. Atlantic Monthly.
An Important Initial.
A recent visitor to the executive
mansion who had the largest amount
of self-constituted Importance, perhaps,
of any visitor In the last decade was a
negro "colonel" from Virginia. He came
in with flowing Jim Swinger and artifi
cial cocked hat, demanding to see the
President "to oncet" - For a time he
was fretful of restraint, and refused to
consider anything except an Immediate
admission Into the White House inner
sanctum. The officials asked him what
was the matter with him and other pro
fane questions, which at length Induc
ed him to explain his errand to the sub
ordinate. He was from Charlottesville, Va.,
and had a colored regiment ready to go
to the war, which he wanted mustered
Into service and sent to Santiago by the
next boat. The President, f course,
would have this doue if he understood
the patriotism of these dually volun
teers." ' " ? ..
"If you start into a battle, what is
the first command you would give your
troops?" was asked of the old uncle.
"I would say 'Get on yo horses, sah.' "
"What would be your next com
mand?" 'L' Prepare to move forward, sah.' "t
" 'Shoot 'em for toe kill, sah.' "
Then It occurred to a doorkeeper to
ask the man his name. The answer was
quick and original.
"J. Smith, sah."
"What does the J stand for?" was the
The old man hotly replied:
"Don't yo know nothiu'? J stands for
Bismarck's Home Life.
There was nothing artificial In Bis
marck's home life, but simple habits,
dignified daily work and Interests made
the atmosphere happy, healthy and
agreeable. Nor was the chancellor all
of "Iron." His manners were eminently
high-bred, gentle and charming. His
children worshiped him, his servants
and his dogs loved him, the least distin
guished guest in his house remembered
his courteous recognition, and that
He never withheld respect where It
was due, and in this connection an inci
dent, from the London Globe, is apro
pos: Shortly after the conclusion of the
campaign against Austria, Bismarck
was in the habit, once a week, of calling
together his whole household for pray
ers and for listening to his explanations
of some portion of Scripture.
It happened one evening that a colpor
teur of the British and Foreign Bible
Society was visiting the castle, and Bis
marck heard of his presence.
It was the evening of the Bible class.
Bismarck, as soon as the household had
assembled, made this announcement:
"There is a brother here this evening,
a Bible colporteur, who knows far more
about these things than I do. I beg him
to come forward and conduct the meet
ing." The colporteur did so, Bismarck tak
ing a humble part in the worship, and
being an attentive listener to the colpor
Joke on tbe Rev. lr. Henson.
The Rev. Dr. P. S. Henson, that old
time enemy of the rum traffic and
genial pastor of the South Park Bap
tist Church, tells the following good
story on himself:
Dr. Hqpson was going home from the
ministers' meeting the other morning
on an Indiana avenue car. The car
was full of passengers, not a seat re
maining unoccupied. At 22d street a
man got on the car and proceeded to
demonstrate that he had a good-sized
Jag aboard. He swung on the strap
and made periodical Jabs at a bird on a
woman's hat. Then he lurched for
ward with a wild whoop and threw
his arm around a fat woman's neck.
He tramped on the corns of six people,
who gazed at him in unspeakable indig
nation. At last Dr. Henson rose, pluck
ed the fellow by the sleeve and said:
"Here, my man, take this seat."
"Hie, thanks awfully. Hie (with a
knowing wink), been there yourself,
hie, ain't you, pard?" Chicago Inter
Everyone Is Taxed.
In Mexico everything and everybody
pays a direct tax, from the street por
ter to the largest mercantile establish
ment, and the stamp for documents is
Many Rooms In Parliament.
The British House of Parliament
covers nine acres and contains 1,200
Some bachelors voluntarily Join the
ranks of the benedicts and some are
The Pope Has No Debts.
Pio Nono bequeathed to the church
6,000,0000 francs in gold. Leo XIII
has already doubled that sum, which is
deposited among various European
banks. The holy see has no debts,
those which existed having been paid
by the present pope. Albany Argus.
The EnormoDi Gold Product of 1808.
From South Africa, the Klondike and
Australia gold is being shipped in large
quantities. This year's output will nearly
double that of any previous twelvemonths.
The sales of Hostetter's Stomach Bitters
are also increasing very fast. This famous
remedy will cure dyspepsia, indigestion,
constipation, nervousness and weakness.
The Japanese are, as a race, so small
that it is necessary to build specially
low bicycles for them.
There is in the constellation Andro
meda a stai visible to the naked eye
which the smallest telescopes show to
bo double. Seen through a powerful
instrument, it is found to be triple.
Follow It Tip.
Sit down and cool off suddenly, and
then regret it, for stiffness and soreness
is bound to follow. Follow it up witb
St. Jacobs Oil and you will have nothing
to regret from a prompt cure.
A Texas woman has patented a new
toy for children, consisting of a jack-in-the-box
to bo released from the box
by striking the spring catch with a ball
attached to an elastic cord.
HOITT'S SCHOOL TOR BOYS.
Now at Burlingame, will remove to its
beautiful new home at Menlo Park, San
Mateo Countv, Cal., and re-open January
lfith, 1899. Address Ira O. Hoitt, Ph. D.,
Menlo Park, Cal.
There are 110 mountains in Colorado
whose peaks are over 12,000 feet above
the ocean level.
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 ; room's 50 cents
to $1.00 per day; single meals 25 cents.
Free coach. Chas. Montgomery.
There are houses still standing in
Nuremberg, Bavaria, that were built
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund money if it fails to
Waltham has joined several other
Massachusetts cities in adopting a cur
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.
The California woodpecker will
carry an acorn thirty miles to store it
in its nest.
CITS fermanentty Cured. No atsor nervousnes
mo after flrst day's use of Dr. KJiue'a Ureat
Nerve Itestorer. Send for Pit KB SH.OO trial
bottle and treatise. DR. R. H. KJLLN.E, Ltd., 930
arcli street, Philadelphia, fa.
"Anglosaxonia contra mundum" is
a late neo-Latin coinage.
bl ATOMS Vegetable and metallic, a freak
of nature, noted as the best Polish in the
world for silver, gold, brass, etc., sent in quan
tity sufficient for years, for 25 cents P. O.
stamps. It is infusorial aud cracks In stoves
mav be repaired with it. Address,R. H. BALL
INGEK, 501 Mutual Lite Building, Seatile.Wush.
A breech-loading cannon made n
1059 lias been discovered in an old mu
seum at Hamburg, which eiplodos tho
beTTe diat "sucb "weapons "are an inven
tion of the present century.
Piso's Cure for Consumption has saved
me large doctor bills. C. L. Baker, 4228
Regent Sq., Philadelphia, l'a., Dec. '95.
A colorless ink for use in writing on
postal cards, etc., is made by mixing
together Sulphuric acid and water,' the
writing becoming permanently visible
when the paper is heated.
celebrated for more
than a century as a
beverage, has our
on the front of every
package, and our
NONE OTHER GENUINE.
A MADE ONLY BV
g WALTER BAKER & CO Ltd.,
' Dorchester, Mass.
A SWORN STATEMENT.
I, C. E. Rollins, M. D., of Grass Valley, Or., voluntarily make the followinR statement:
After havinit my teeth extracted I have had five sets made at intervals of about nine months,
three in Portland, one in San Francisco and one in Spokane. With neither of the.se have I been
able to eat a meal's victuals or even an apple or ripe peach. On December 10. 1898, 1 had my
sixth set made by Dr. Strvker, I. O. O. F. Temple, First and Alder, Portland, Or., and within
twenty minutes alter the time they were put into my mouth I was able to eat a common hard
winter apple and a piece of dried venison, anil at this time, December 13th, have eaten every
meal since with the greatest comlort and with no trouble at all. They are a perfect fit ano
satisfactory In every respect. , C. R. ROLLINS, M. D.
References: French Bros. Bank, The Dalles, Or.; Sherman Co. Bank, Wasco, Or.J Wm.
Holder. Sheriff of Sherman Co.; Drs. A. S. Nichols and Brother, Portland, Or.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 13th day of December, 1898.
Seal JOHN OGILBEE, Notary Public for Oregon.
WILLAMET IRON WORKS
Saw EUIHI and Mining Machinery.
Dealers in Flour Mill and Grain Cleaning Machinery and Supplies. Repair
ing: Promptly Attended to.
WORK THE BEST. PRICES THE LOWEST.
Ch Biff A for unnatural
irritations or ulcerations
of ma co Qa membranes.
FainlCM. and not aatrin-
1thevw3ChemicalC0. ent or PokonouB.
Sold by Dragrlita,
or wnt in plain wrarnar.
by express, prepaid, for
1.(10, or 3 bottlee, $2.7S. I
ftrcal&r sont on request. 1
N. P. N. TJ.
NO. 53 '98.
WHEN writing to advertiser please
mention this paper.
eaejT not 4 ttrmar).
P 4prvau soategloa.
Seems to Oat Ripe.
One complaint seems to get ripe in
autumn, and that is neuralgia. To
soothe tbe pain, strengthen the nerves
and rid the system of it, use St. Jacobs
Oil, the best known cure.
A handy device for hanging clothes
is formed of a ring to be screwed to the
top of a post to support a number of
arms, which are diopped into a hole in
the end of the post when not in use.
DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CTXRED
By local applications, as they cannot reach the
diseased portion of 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 of the mucous lining of the
Eustachian Tube. When this tube gets in
flamed you 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 ot t n 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 Deaim-fffl (caused by catarrh) that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for
r . J. ' 11 r. I dl ViU., loieoe, u.
Bold by Druggists, 75c
Hall's Family fill
are the best.
A Missouri woman has designed an
ice creeper to slip on the sole of the
shoes, a steel nlate. with cuvred ends.
to (trip the edges of the sole having
teetn to engage the ice as tne wearer
MM CHANDLER S OPINION.
The following: letter from Senator
George Chandler speaks volumes for Dr.
Dr. Darrin Bear Sir: I am pleased to
inform vou that my son Charles, whoni
you treated in Januarv, 1896, for heart
trouble and general debility, has fully re
covered and gained 30 pounds, for which
please accept niv thanks.
A Swedish Gentleman's Luck.
To the Editor. I have been afflicted
with deafness and ringing noises in my
head. Dr. Darrin treated nie with elep
tricity and cured me. Will answer ques
tious at 539 Loring street, Albina.
Would Not Take SSOOO.
To the Editor. I have been a physical
wreck for the past four years, being af
ilicted with kidney, liver and heart trou
ble and dyspepsia", accompanied with pain
in my back, stomach and breast. One
month ago I went under Dr. Darrin'
electrical and medical treatment. Now I
am cured and able to work. I most em
phatically commend Dr. Darrin's treat
ment, aiid will answer any questions, at
545 Wood street, Portland. Would not
take $5000 and be placed back where I was.
; Deafness Cured in 30 Minutes.
To the Editor. For six months paat I
have been troubled with deafness. But,
thanks to Dr. Darrin and his method by
Electricity, for by him and in 20 minutes
I was entirely cured. My daughter was
cured of rheumatism six years ago. 1 ad
vise all who may be troubled in any way
to call on Dr. Darrin. They will iind him
efficient in all he professes to be. Refer to
me, at 51 i Third street, Portland.
MRS. A. SCHOEPS.
Dr. Iarrln's Place of Business.
Dr. Darrin gives free examination to all,
and when necessary gives medicine in con.
nection with electricity. The poor treated
free from 10 to 11 daily, except medicine.
Those willing to puy, 10 to 5; evening, 7 to
8; Sundays, 10 to 12.
Deafness, catarrh, eye, nose and throat,
heart, liver, stomach, lung troubles, errors
of youth, blood taints, gleet, unpotency,
varicocele, hydrocele and stricture a spec
ialty. Ail chronic male and female and
I private diseases treated at reasonable rates.
I No cases published except by permission
j "f the patient. All business relations with
! Or. Darrin strictly confidential. Letters
I of inquiry answered. CJrrulars and ques
tion Tnankf sent tree, llatterf- -sa-6t?iis
furnished when necessary. Offices, 263
Morrison street. Portland.
For Mills, Mines, Shi ps and Farms; Steel Leg,
ging ami Hoisting Engines; lloe Chifel
Tooth Saws, Albany Grease, etc.
27 to 85 First Street l'ortland. Or.
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Second and Stark Sts.
Is It Wrong?
Get it Sight
Keep it Right
Moore's Revealed Remedy wllldolt. Three
doses wiil mate you feel better. Get it from
your druggist or any wholesale drag house, or
torn Stewart & Holmes Drug Co.. Seattle.
TEETH WITHOUT PLATES
liootR Crowned. Bridges Made,
rainless flu Ing and extraction.
Dr. T. H. White, SgWgg