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ROSEBURG, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1895.
&T1TE OP t.KEGOK,
c 0 . I J. It. Mltchctl
J. S-boanlors j J, K. Dolph
I lUngcr Hermann )
G. B. Chamberlain
Ueorco V. McUrido
Secretary of State
SupU rub. Instruction-
Frank a Baker
Member Board ot Kg.uauia:IonA. C. Woodcock
SV. A. Jloorc
O. K. Wolvcrton
A. B. Corapsen
Railroad Commissioners. J. B. Eddy
i (I. A. Jiacnira
Clerk: ot Kallrc-J Commission Lydcll Baker
SKCOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
Judge- J- C. Fullcrton
Prusecuuns Attorney Geo. M. Brown
tu s. uiso orncr, toxntcto.
Scjisicr 15- M- Veatch
C. S. WKATHSR Ct'ECiU.
Olscrrcr. Thos. Gioson
DOeS LAS COCSTY.
Ucrk , F. W Benson
iherUT. C F. Cathcart
treasurer - -v. nam
J. A. Underwood
A. r. Mcarns
tW. iL. Wilson
JC. II. Maupln
Will T. HeyJon
Dr. K. L. Sillier
CtTV Or taSEKOUG
f W.T. Wright
I U.O. Strong
1 1. F. Rice
, F. JtZlgler
W. F. Carroll
J. A. Cox
The Circuit Court for Douelas County meets
founds: The Sd Hon
day ia Jlarch, the 4th Monday In June, and the
1st Monday m December. J. C Fullerton ot
Eoseburz ju.lc. Geo. M. Brown, of Koscburg,
prosecuiiKsauoiucy. ... , ,
Countv Coin meets the 1st Wednesday after
tacistilonaayot January, jiarca, juij.
September aid XovcmcVr. A. 1". Stearns, ot
Oakland, iudre: C. H. Maupln of Elkton
and W. L. Wilson, of Riddle, commissioners.
i'roMte Courtis in session continuously, A.F.
TAOUEIi LODGE. A. Y. Jfc A. M- KEGOLAR
Av mceUags the 2d and 4th Wednesdays "
TTSll'QWA CHAITEE, SO. 11. H. A. M., HOLD
U UicirrerslAT convocations at Masonic hall
on the first and third Tuesday ol each month.
Visitin; companions arc cordiaUy invited.
iLF.KArr, II. P.
ISASosx Caeo, Secretary.
riHILETARLVX LODGE. SO. S. L O. O. F..
AT T--rt -?tt-i' .t- .rnir.r nf r&rii reet at 7
o'clock in their tali at Eceebarr. Members of
the order In good standing are invited to attend.
. T. JawciT, Scc'y.
TTSIOX ESGAMPMEST, SO. 9, MEETS AT
vi odd Fellows' hall 'a second and fourth
Thursdays of each month. Visiting brethren
ar-; invitca ioaucsu.
Feass G. Mien; i, Scribe.
llAUT PAEtT, C. P.
nnsrnnr.r. 1)IWP. SO. IS. A. O. U. W.
K- mccu the second od foorth Mondays of
schr3oain atTO p. m. at tld Fellows haU.
Members of the order in gooJ Undlag arc in-
vued to auenu.
TESOrOST, SO. 19. U. A. C, MEETS THE
-V jjjst cad thinl Thczsdayi of each mecth.
WOMES'S RELIEF CORPS SO. 19, MEETS
V second fourth Thuudays in each
ALLXAXCE Regular Quarterir
l will be held at tirane Hall.
BwAc-r. Uie first Fridav in Decemoer. March
iH June, ana mctniru rnaay ia sepiciiiuci.
D OSEBOEG CHAPTER. SO. S.O. E.S MEETS
Xv n- uxund and foerth Thursdays of each
a"u MADELISE B. COXKLINU, W. M.
ROSEBURG DI-1SI0S SO O.5.0FL.E.,
meets every second and fourth Sunday.
OSEBUBG R. D. LODGE, SO. 41, 1. O. O. f.
meets on Tuesday evening of each week it
the Odd Fellows hall. Visiting sitters and
Mcthres are invited to attend.
Mrss Sasaii Wixbexlt, S. G.
Fxaxs G. Mictxu. K. See.
A 1PHA LODGE. SO. -TT. K. OF I"..
WrisHhr malas at Odd Fellows
sr.n visiUng bremrcn m gooa saaamg cur
dlaUy Invited attend.
GZdSCE X. ZEOWX.
jgBOWH & TUSTCv',
Taylor i Wilson Block.
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
"Wai rraetice in all th conrU of the EUte. Of
la U Uc Covsx Uaate. DooUs eoucty. Or.
Q A. SEHLBREDE,
Attorney at Law,
OCk over the FostoSu on Jackson street.
Attorney at Law,
P E. C0FFMA1?,
'Physician and Surgeon
02ee:At Dr. Hoover' old stand on Oak Street
Residence Cor. Lane & Jackson Streets.
J 7AXS' n' D''
Physician and Surgeon,
OSce In S. Marks i Co.'i Block, upstairs.
Calls promptly ensxered day or night.
Physician and Surgeon.
Graduate Rush Medical College.
Diseases of Women and Children a Specialty
OFFICE, Rooms 9 Marsters' Bulldlnc
Residence, Donrlis Street, second place cast
' ROSEBURG, OREGOS.
La FATrrrs Lase. ' Jcige L. Ijocouaht
JQAl-rE & LOUGHARY,
Attorneys ct Counselors at Law
AV ill practice in all the court of Oregon. Of
fice in the Tarlur-lVilKra ttock.
MRS. Zff. BOYB7
-DEALER IS CHOICE-
Books and Children's Toys.
A FULL LINE OF-
Frnils, Kule, Frencli Candies, Confectionery
Canned Goods, Coffees, Teas, Etc
IMPORTED KM WST CIGAKS.
CHOICE BRANDS OP CIGAH8
ILL. P. HE YD ON,
nud iotnry public.
Orncr: In Court House I
Hnlm fnr Siirrorlni? and Field NOICI should
bo addressed to Will P.IIcjdon, County Sur;
vcyor, Iloscburg, or.
Attorney nt Law,
Room S.Uarstcrs Building, - ROSEBURG, OR.
BuiIncst before th U. S. Land Offlco and
mining cases a specialty.
Late Receiver U, S. Land Office.
U. 8. Deputy Mineral Surveyor
nnd otnr" Public.
Orrtci: County Jail Building, up stairs.
Srcctal attention paid to Transfers and
Address. ROSEBURG, OR.
JYBA BROWN, M. J.,
Plsician and Surgeon.
Chrcaic Elssass cf Wcaea a Specialty.
OKcc, Up Stairs, in the Marks Building.
Itcsldence. Hi Cess Street, ROSEBU RG.
L. MILLER, M. D.,
Surgeon and Homoeopathic
fcJJ-Chnmie dunM a peeiattf.
will iosiu!y diR
cover Uiat you
have Uought of
cept jour feet,
in winter were a
If toot purse looks
weak and consump
tive after the Xtnas
campaign come to
oar 6tore. A enm
that wouldn't buy
a poor pairofshoed
in Eomc places buys
a pood pair at our
EXCLUSIVE BOOT AND SHOE DEALERS
324 Jackson 5treet,
J. F. BARKER & CO.
A aptciAl biand J tuudnlterated Tea,
Is havinz a large salt, "r styles ot
Glass and Delf Ware
At astonishing low int. Oar own canned
Tomauea are very popular.
W. D. AlcGEE,
WE notr have a large stock ol fine, large, I
healthy trees ol all kinds. Including
Apple, Fear-, Peach, I'mne and Cherry, which I
rm fmarftntrwl tniR to name and free from in-1
sects, and vi'. sold at very reasonable rates. I
All persons aesinng irees soum yiij n
E. L. GOODRIDGE, Agent,
Fabefs Golden Female Pills.
For Female Irregular
1 ties: nothlngllkethcm
on tho mutet. titter
by prominent ladles
to relieve suppressed
SURE! SAFE! CERTAIN!
Don't bo humbugged.
Kavo Time. Health,
and money itake no oth
Sent to anr address
secure br mail on re
ceipt 01 price, iiw.
THE APHRO MEDICINE COMPANY,
(SucccsMir to J. JASKULEK.) '
Practical : Watchmaker, :
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JKWUMtY. AN1 KAWCY COOUS.
Orouiiiiiu jtSraasiliuu JbJyo
. COMH.CTR, STOCK OK
Cnllety, Notions, Tobacco, Ciptrs antl SmokprH1 Atticlef.
Also Proprietor and Manager of
We have an Exceptional Fine Line of "
And in fact Everything in the
Builders' Hardware Iaine
CHURCHILL, WOOLLEY & KNZiE
If Business is Not Good
Are the Rooters for the Business Hen of Douglas County.
Mailed to any address
Catalogue of this immense
We have also secured the agency of the Wiley B. Allen Co
T, K. RICHARDSON,
THE THIRD ADDITI0R
The IToiVG Farm,
ted and is now on the market
3, 20, 30, and 40 acres, ranging in price from $25 to $100
Any one wanting a
or a suburban home can
All lots sold in First
than doubled in value. The
the future. More fortunes are made in lauds near a grow
ing town or city than any other way. Sieze the oppor
For information or
Estate Office, or on
Jeweler : ami : Optician.
CiiaN.scH iiikI spettieleH
Uosolmrg's Famous Hai-Rain Store.
OCJSe door locks.
and OLIVER PLOWS.
It is now well understood that
K. Ricahrrson is the best cs
tablished and most reliable Piano
Orffan dealer in the State
has secured the American
agency and will soon receive
PIEbES SHEET MtJSIC
GTS. PER COPY.
for .One Cent Extra.
stock sent free on application
be tu7 ac 7 ohseh5T.
east of town, has been plat
in Lots and Blocks containing
fruit, vegetable or chicken farm
now be accommodated on easy
Brookside addition have more
prospect is much better for
conveyance, call at onv Rea
is essential to
in pastry you cannot have js
citlicr without a goal sliort
cning. Lanl has always had
verv objectionable features.
causitiR indigestion and
blcs. Science has come to
the assistance of the cook,
and of weak stomachs, with
the new shortening,
It is composed of thschoic- &
tcst beef enst and Mylity pj
refined 'vcgctabl 2 oil, ia gj
many respects as gootl ns gj
the finest intportcd olive gi
$ oil. Physicians endorse it,
? cooking experts re com- g
3' niend it, and thousands C-
2 an now using it in prefer-
ij ence to any other shorten-
g ing. llcfuscallsubstitutcs. 5
Bend tbrv crtta In rtampa tn X. tC
llilrtsat .: C..rhleax f r Imii'l S
i comiCcttclrmCocIt Itin tnniaH- )t
3 Inijrlx tiundrvvl n-cipe- -.Klt-y
V nlcccmlnen: aatho." it. f
5 CottoIeaclSMktU, . fr
3 Madff c !y by
I h. s. m:bl: k & co &
t ST. LO'JiS end I
CHICAGO, NCViYORK, B03TCN.p
urerii: ration a
by r fc' "
Sold by A. C. Marters & Co.
W0 L, Douglas
S3 CUnlT IS THE BEST.
V9 WslWEsinTFOB AKINC.
4.S3S1 FlKECAtf iKMEATOl
3.50 P0UCE.3 SOLES.
send ran catai ccur
Over One Million People wear tho
W. L, Douglas $3 & $4 Shoes
Allourshocsare equally satisfactory
Tbty give the best value for the money.
They equal custom shoes In style and fit.
Thtir uearlnK qualities ore unsurpassed.
The prices are uniform.o.stampeu on sole.
l-rssi m Uij savcaoveroiner makes.
it ycur ecu unsc: supply you tre car, told by
dealers everywhere. Vantcd, agent
to take exclusive sale for this vicinity.
Write at once.
of ths eyes
and tones tho
tho nse. It
has been en
dorsed by tho
of tho dls-
crjorgo in 20
o e o 1 1 1 1 y,
Pains in tho
by day or
qtilcily. Orcr 2,000 pdvatQudarwments.
Prcmatanaurvii means htlpotcncy in tho first
stoEC. it Is a symptom of seminal weakness
and barrenness. It can bo stopped In 20 days
&7 tho usoof Hudyan.
Tho now discovery was made by tho Special
isttofthaoIdfamousHudson Medical Institute.
It is tho strongest vital lzcr made. It is very
powerful, but harmless. Bold for Sl.CO a pack
RsoorG packages for 15.00 (plain scaled boxes J.
Written guarantco given for a cure. IfyQUlwj:
six Doxcsaaq aro not cnurciy curea.&ix mora
will bo cnt to you fteo of nil thi
Bend for rircularsand testimonials. Address
OnUDSON MEDICAI, INSTITUTE,
Junction Stockton, .Unrkct dc U1M St.
San Francisco, Cal.
? -I EBST Pi I' I
Corn Paint I
J Curos CORNS, BUNIONS and WARTS
SPEEDILY and' WITHOUT PAIW.
& FOR SALE BYALL DRUGGISTS.
T LIPPMAN BROTHEES, Iprep'rs,
& Llppman't Dlock. SAVANNAH, OA.
DIRECT ELECTION OF SENATOHS
Undoabtodly. tho scundnlous rienit
torial ileadloelf of thu lust fow yoarw,
which left ho ln ihiiu tlirco Ktil?s
only half repruKi-nlHled in tho sonato
ut once, not to Bponk of novprhl uphii
toiiiil election more nbituiuful than
doadlockr, will yivo htrong impetus
to the public opinion fast forming in
favor of choiro of henatOfK directly
by tho ueoplu nt yeuerul tilec.tious.
This will bo a slow reform, boennse
they who profit by the present sys
tem "United Statos iieiiatorrf and
members of Htato leiiislatnrea are
entrenched directly in its path. Tho
reform can be brought about only by
an amend men l to tho const itntion.
To make I hie, assent is reqnirod of
two third of the senators ami threc
fomtha of thu M1U0 legislatures.
This Htsseiit will bo given only under
ubsolntn popular compulsion.
The house uf ropriwentatives has
! adopted twice a joint ri-s-oliilitin for
! finl)ii)isiou of htich an auiendmeut to
(lie coii!.lil ut ion to the MhL-k Tho
tirsl t i in. it wa. rejvclfd ty tho fien
alc. and now the heualo couitnitteo
on tho Mibject liaa again made an un
favorable report. Xo tnatti-r how
rtrge a majority such a 1 loiioiiliunj
may seenru in tho lower branch, most
of the sonalora will oppv it, a!
thotigh'it ia not without advocates in
that branch. Tho whole force of
tra-.litiqu uud precedent i.sou (ho side
of the existing system, and ihin ia ro
'nforced by the practical objections
to a chaogo of not a few senators,
who liHTo Miccecdeii in getting elec
ted by a legislature, b.it do:i!it
whether they would be aa fortunate
if ihey Mibmilled their cJi.iin.-. di
reelly ! ihn people. Tui- amtntl
ineut tiwr will pas the bciiatn uiilii
men ar w.it i Iiti abwilutel v .If dgi'd
and iusiruct'(l lo iipnrt it.
This ni'ver can l:o ilono until ih'-
unwilliugnei-a of the .state l'"i--!;itiir s
to see tho change mutle s-ball ! !
come bj the Mime popular mandate.
Oi.j-ositii.ti to ihe change in Mill
more strongly intrenched in .vute
legilaluren than iu thu ena:i V- U,
siuco it would take from Iho former
a function always important rnd
hODlluie lucrative. It tuav le
taken for granted that tin le-r;sla-
wnl not move 111 Ihi-. matter, except
. 1 1 , . 1
as mey are unveil ty tue people.
lint it is certain that popular feeling
nnon this subject ia gaining strength,
mill it ia probable t lint it will soon
make itself felt in thu politic? of the
various states. . .r
Nearly every biennial ititervai wit-
lie.-MT, two tt lUt'ee. Uea.lIot'KS, m
uliioh the puti'is- l)nine-H siilferj
trout me niiiii- ul i';iii in irui'ie'.s
iialloiimg. and li!. mote from ihe
absorption of mind-, m tho fcuat-iin
ami lutngmtig ttiatg-ion Irom .ify
A 1 T .
to tiny, it may no rogantea cs
settled that no legislature ill do the
wo:k of lawmakiiii; mi well when it
bus In eleel a renator and does not
reach a choice promptly, a in a se
siou when no snch or.esliou is np.
Moreover, a seuatoria! deadlcok may
be prolonged to ihe enn of the ses
sion and leave a state without oie of
its senators for t wo years, ihis hap
pened iu three stales iu 1893, and
nnd may happeu in two or three this
year Tho pojplo will not endnre
this mfliciion far long. They will
issuu a mandate to both tMrties to
consent fo election of senators bv
popular vote. Oregonian.
Tlir. WHEAT OUTLOOK.
Call: It ij au open secret that the
last active work of ihe late Ex-Sena
tor Fair was studying the pospects
of the wheat market, and calculating
now tno taeis woum atiect prices
when they became generally known
Thneo wtio keep clo?t watch of the
figures are aware that the ayerage
nainiiil coiisumjitiou of bread-eaters
being 4 38 bushel- per head, the
quautily required for the world's
consumption in ISOo.flti wtil l2.fr2i
000.000 bushfls.'Jt!. against 2.177,000,-
000 required iu 1S81 S2. To supply
this increased demand there has been
an incren.-e f the votlti'.s uheM
growing area of 5,G0O.O(Kl acres i.nly
wnicu, at uie asceriaituii aveagt
yield, w.l! give an ivciease of 70.UC0,
000 bushels, whieh is 27S,0C0,0O0
buslUds less than the increased aim
ot consumers win remit re. ll-te !. a
jfrospect of a detieii. which will be
pretlv s.iio to exhaut an tin'silo
reserves from the hnnnttfu! crops
the pa-t foiv tehVv
Jf we hml, closer into d,-tnil ti
same comlitious cou.'iout tw. One,
tue ieavon a.-signo. t tor iiio le-ioie
in wheat which tins mi.v laie-l for
year was the aiiiioiinc.ciueiii il-it ih,
Fronch crop of c!H was uiiniiilly
Itrge, auioiinting li..".'1.0iH),(:0J bush
eiH, or anout as mucli a- l ranee con
Htuues. lt! now the Freneli trade
journals announce that the fl ntr con
tents of the wlieat is so low that
the crop is equivalent only to one
of 305,000,000 buhels of sound
grain, so that France will still be
obliged to import from California and
III" grain status east of 'Mountains.
Then again it was announced that
the Argentine crop uf 1S9-1-5 was only
8 per cent short of that of 1893-04,
but now it turns out that tho short
age ia fully 25 per cent. In viow of
the dullness of wheat at the late un-
prccedentoii decliiio theso Ugutea lire
iostrtictivo aa showing how slow cote-
mercinl markots are to respond to the
lav of snpply and demand when ihe
snrronndiug circumlances nre nu
favorable to bnoyane Whent iq
Helling at Chicago and-New York and
San Francisco for less than tho cost
of "production, when the figures of
supply and demand show that it
hould be yielding a handsome profit
o the farmer.
ColonclJagsoagavo his friends and
cronies a terrible, shock lost week. Tho
colonol had celebrated the dying of tho
old year in trno Jagsonian Btylo and
started for homo when tho infant 1805
was only threo hours old, carrying a
load that was heavy even for so expert
a vehicle as tho Jagsqn anatomy. Then
tho surprise came. When tho old boy
appeared later in tho day and took his
usual scat alongsido tho old. guard, a
tumbler of "straight"- was at once,
brought All tho others raised their
glasses, murmured "Happy New Year I"
sinking the last syllablo into tho glasses
as they quaffed tho rare old brew, and
then looked at Jagson. There sat tho
veteran, but his hand bad not touched
tho glass. Silently ho reached forth, and
taking a tumbler full of water ho slow
ly drank. Consternation but feebly ex
presses the feelings of tho old guard. -Jagson
drinking water, and that, too,
on New Year's dayl What had hap
pened? Eager inquiries brought no satisfac
tion to anxious friends.
No; I've not sworn off," said Jag
"Never coins to drink any more?"
asked tho old guard in chorus.
I may, replied tho hero of many a
tusslo with old red eye.
"Sick?" again camo from tho chorus.
"No," camo from between tho colo
nel's tightly compressed lips, and with
a curt "Good dayl" ho strode Majestic
ally from tho cafe
This action brought dismay. The old
guard's ranks were already depleted.
Only four now rendezvoused daily, and
Jagson's defection meant more to tho
survivors than can well bo understood
ISeverthelcss, despite all tho efforts of
entreaty and solicitous inquiry, tho colo
nel remained a total abstainer. He came
daily to join his comrades, to gossip and
swap stories, but never once did ho be
tray, by word or sign, tho reason that
led him to abjnro tho winowhen it wa3
red or tho bowl when ft was flowing.
Thus affairs ran on. Tho Old Guard
was troubled, and Colonel Jason look
ed worried nnd acted like a man over-!
burdened with serious thought and a
deep financial disorder. Tho fear that
Colonel Jagson was caught in tho finan
cial stringency induced General Soake
to tako his wifo into his confidence.
With that tact and intuition that arc
woman's chief charm she went at once
to call cm -Mrs. Jagson, and -with tho
usual result sho got tho root of tho
trouble in short order, ilrs. Jagson was
positively radiant. Tho colonel was al
ways sober, tho household allowanco had
been increased, tho table boro mora deli
cacies of tho season, her wardrobe and
bonnets were new, and ilrs. Jagson be
gan to think that tho declining years of
her married stato would bo happier than
tho earlier period.
"And how did it all come about?"
quoth Mrs. Soake. Now, Mrs. Jagson
knew that Mrs. Soako had suffered from
tho same rivalry that sho herself had
endured, and that soft pity to which
femininity is so prono swept over her,
,and sho gavo tho cause of the reforma
tion away to her menu.
"You know, my dear Mrs. Soake,"
began Mrs. Jagson, "tho colonel camo
homo just before daylight on New Year's
morning and was not quito himself.
Tho conviviality had proved too much
for his equilibrium, but after much
fumbling ho got tho door opened and
came up stairs as softly as circumstances
would permit. Contrary to my usual
custom, I had pnt tho light in his ream
entirely out. Ho seemed unablo to find
a inatcli and evidently tried to go to
bed in tho dark. Faint rumblings and
mutterings caught my attention, then a
wild roar. I rnshed in to find him on
tho floor craspinc at tho carpet. When
tho gas was lighted, ho became quiet,
went to bed, and I left him in tho dark
"A second tinio ho called and asked
mo to sit with him in tho light I did
so until ho fell asleep. Tho next morn
ing ho felt that socio explanation was
due, I suppose, and told mo that bright
spots liko twinkling cyc3 had peered at
him from tho floor about tho bed, and
when ho tried to grab ono nothing was
there. You may bo assured Colonel Jag
son was badly frightened at tho effects
,of his overindulgence, and from that
day to this ho has not tasted liquor of
"But tho explanation, my dear Mrs.
Jagson!" cried tho excited Mrs. Soake.
"Well, you must keep it secret If
tho truth bo found out, tho colonol
might go back to drinking again. It
was this way: Yon see, I'd been having
tho colonel's room cleaned and fancied,
only fancied, yon know, that tho bed
might havo somo of thoso little pests
lurking in tho crevices, so I told tho
girl to nso a phosphorus powder, 'and
she carelessly let somo sift onto tho car
pet. Of course, in tho dark it shono
bright, and that is all thero is to tho
'eyes' that haunted tho colonol."
"Jnst phosphorus bedbug powder!"
exclaimed the wifo of tho old guards
man, who had not stopped sipping tho
cheering bowl In more than 40 years.
"Just think of it I Broken from a habit
of so long a timo by 25 cents' worth of
bedbug poison I I shall go and get'somo
Thus bubbling with eagerness tho lit
tlo woman rushed into tho chill atmoa.
phero of tho outer world aiu into tho
arms of her dearest friend, Mrs. Major
Evcrfull. So tho secret was told to ono
uioro a.nd was received again with rap
ture. Things began to look sad for tho old
guard. With theso deterrqiis,ed women
on tho trail, and ono man already in
captivo chains red eyo bourbon and ap
plejack, were doomed. Tho next day,
when tho -roup of old tiniors were gath
ered for tho morning nips, General
Soako said to tho waitor:
"Guess I'll have somo apqUinaris.
km't feel very well today."
Don't feel very well today.
uufcauu BKiugur .no uauiswasasnoci:, ; Or. Strango ami have it done by an ex
Soako falling a victim to the mineral, j perienced and skillful dentist. All work
habit was a calamity, but 7hea Major guaranteed and at very reasonable prices
Evcrf nil calmly, but with a quiver in
his voice, said, "Vichy, please,' the
bottom dropped out of everything.
Everfull sighed and put his hand
wearily to his eyes, as thouglt to blot
out somo horriblo sight Jagson leaned
forward, and gazed at the major, and
General Soako seemed fascinated by the
trivial action of his friend. One moment
wa3 given to thought, and then Jagson
"Do your oyes trouble you?"
Thus encouraged tho general looked
from tho major to the colonel, then
from tho colonel to tho major, and in a
hoarse whisper breathed:
"Seen anything queer?"
Tho major and colonel stiffened and
seemed like wooden men. Their aston
ishment was so great they just bad
strength to gasp:
"What did yon seo?"
"Spots, by Georgo, sir, shining spots,
liko devil's oyes last night in my bed
room." "So did I," quoth tho major in
"I saw them days ago," chimed in
Jagson. "That's why I stopped drink
ing." "Gentlemen," interjected the fourth
member of tho Old Guard, Mr. Deep
tank by name "gentlemen, my wife
yesterday received calls from Mrs. Ma
jor Everfull and Mrs. General Soake,
and later in tho day Mrs. Colonel Jag
"Nothing rcmarkablo in that," said
"Old friends, ain't they?" quoth Jag
son. "What's that got to do -with devil's
eyes?" put in EverfnlL
"No offense, gentlemen, no offense at
all, I assure you, but I think X seo the
solution of this mystery. I am willing
to sacrifice myself on tho altar of loyalty
to you, and tonight I will go homo so
ber hem but will pretend I'm a little
bit hit iu tho weather eye er will
stumble up the stairs, just acting, you
know, gentlemen, but on my honor I'll
be clear in tho top story. A sacrifice to
do it, gentlemen, but tho circumstances
require forgctfulness cf self."
With wonder tho party broke up to
meet next morning. What has Deep
tank discovered that will lift this awful
pall? was tho thought of tho threo af
flicted men as they wearily toddled
home. Could tho world ever come right
Meanwhile tho shades of night hjd
fallen, the hours crept on apace, but Mr.
Dceptank thought not of home. He had
a mission to perform, and, though sit
ting up until 2 a. ia. was nothing to
him, sitting up without grog was de
cidedly unpleasant Nevertheless ho
fought tho battle and won the fight
Faithfully ho refrained from nightcaps,
and when the hour of 3 arrived hn
heaved a mighty sigh, buttoned his coat
and made a line for home. When with
in sight of his domicile, ho pnt on as
natural a jag gait as ono would wish to
sea Ho knew Mrs. Deep tank had often
told him sho could see Tiirn staggering
along, as sho put it, and now she should
havo a chacco to see him stagger.
"Too bad to deceive tho wife of one's
boiom, ' ' met toed, tho victim of loyalty.
"Too bad, bnt it's a good cause," and
then ho began to ascend tho stops with
an imitation of profound alcoholism as
realistic in its effect as any pen nine
Deeptank jag ever was. The keynote
was finally found, and Deeptank began
to havo histrionic aspirations. Thero
was no ono as yet to appreciate his abili
ties as an actor, but within himself ho
felt that elation which great actors say
is tho highest reward cf tho art
Dceptank was tho last to arrivo the
next day at tho meeting place. He took
his whisky plain, as usual, but about
his oyes was an unusual twinkle, and in
his hand he carried a small round wood
"Gentlemen, " ho began in his snare,
apologetic voice, "I havo made a dis
covery. A deep conspiracy has been laid
by our wives pardon me, gentlemen,
but hear me a deep -conspiracy, I say,
has been hatched to break down tho cus
toms of our friendship, to destroy our
pleasure in life. As you know, I had a
theory yesterday. That theory today is
a fact Last night I saw those shiny
spots liko devil's eyes, bat I was perf etrt
ly sure of my senses pardon mo agan,
gentlemen and called upon my better
half for an explanation. Sho couid see
nothing, of courso, but after msnffer
ings, gentlemen, I was not to 1 pat off
that way, and as a result I hold in my
hand tho solution of tho mystery. My
wifo confessed to tho wholo plot when
she discovered I was not qv under the
influence. Tha spots wcra made by
sprinkling phosphorescent powder on tie
floor. Tho powder is not made to ifval
tho Keeloy cure, bat for tho destrostion
of tho bedbug. Hero is the box, bearing
its own inscription."
Silently tho box was passed to Gen
eral Soake. Ho adjusted his glasses,
read tho label, and in tones loud and
clear yelled, "Waiter, my usual decoc
tion!" By tho timo tho drink was brought
Colonel Jagson had perused the catered
inscription, sniffed at tho contents of
tho box and accepted the explanation,
and ho demanded of tho waiter why his
usual drink was not there.
Then Major Everfull tumbled into,
line. The toast wtis drunk in silence,
but tho cye3 of- threo of tho party were
turned with thankfulness, tp the hero
who had mado life again worth living.
That night Mrs. Jagson realized that
tho surest way to have a secret kept is
not to tell it to ono's dearest friend, but
tho Old Guard is happy and nover,speaka
of phosphorus. Now York Sun. I
Bound to HaTo It,
Mrs. Gotthere My dear, pardon my
frankness, but really I fear your daugh
ter can never bo a social success.
Mrs. Owtsydo Why?
Mrs. G. Well, she, has no no
aplomb at all.
Mrs. aIs thai all? She shall have
one. Mo and John will spare no expense
with Molliov Sho shall havo tho best
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