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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View This Issue
D. G, ROGERS, Prop.
HEALS AT ALL HOURS
Served to Order J
OYSTERS, CLAMS, CRABS
and CRAWFISH IN SEASON
j. l. Mcculloch
Real Estate & Insurance
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Board, $4.50 Per Week
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iVll 1 n
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"Well, what do you think of her?"
asked the girl with the miscellaneous
assortment of class pins of the girl
with the drooping pompadour. "Is
it really true?"
"I don't know," replied the poinpa
doured one, having a stick of gum
and offering her friend one of the
You mean you don't know what you
think or her?"
don't know whether It's so. I
know there must be something, though.
Elmer wouldn't go down there two or
three times a week just to see Mr.
Watson, and I suspected something
the moment he Introduced me."
"Did they look at each other aa If
they were engaged?"
N no, but she was so sweet to me.
You can never tell anything about
Elmer, anyway. He prides himself
on never showing anything by his face
ni mannap TTa nnra li n o nn 111 mil till
habit ln Pnyinff poker. I think it's
horrid for boys to play poker, any
way, and I think one's brother ought
to confide ln one. But Elmer never
did ln me. If he did tell me anything
he could depend on It that I would
never breathe n word to a soul. I Just
think that there Is something, just the
"Well, I don't and I'll tell you why.
He called on Maud Kelr less than a
week ago. I know, because I was over
there and saw him, and rn just bet
vftii ha'a nnilinrr thora Htnr n inner "
"I'll bet you he isn't. He went to
see Charlie Kelr. Charlie and he were
CLEVER LITTLE DON,
Llttle "llfla?h 4ore Dt
Than Are Many People.
Don was very unhappy when I was
out of sight His cage was hung at
first ln a glass conservatory, where
he had sunshlno, flowers and two can
ary birds for company. But he did
not care for them. He wanted some
thing else. Hewas silent and mop
ing. So the loving little bird was
made happy by being placed In my
It was wonderful how soon he
learned to distinguish my step. Often
his clear, sweet tune could be heard
pouring from hla dainty throat. Or
perhaps he was silent It was all the
same. The instant my step sounded
in the hall below or on the stairs, the
whistle ceased, or the silence was
broken. "Come he-ere, come he-ere,
come he-ere!" was the eager cry. Of
course I always did "come he-ere."
tie fellow was touching. Down he
Jumped to the door of his cage post-
I i a rm. nHnnM 111. a m Vkalt
UHBIU. JLiiCU, yiuuug WUk lino wwi,
and fro as if wound up to run for
hours. And such a sweet piping as
there was, too!
But he never played about the room
when I was away. He was too sor
rowful for that His favorite haunt,
next to my head or shoulders, was my
bureau. He loved to hop all over
it; but he loved best of all to mount
the big, fat pln-cushlon. It was such
fine fun to pull out the pins and drop
them on the bureau scarf. Sometimes
he carried them to the edge of the
bureau and dropped them on the floor.
One day I bent the point of a large
pin and twisted it well into the cush
ion. It was rather naughty, to be
sure, but I wished to see what Don
wpuld do about it The other pins
came out and were dropped as usual.
Then came the "tug of war." The
poor little bird pulled and pulled, and
tugged and tugged. The big pin mov-
ed but did not come out. He put
his head on one side and eyed it
severely. Ho was not one of the
"give up" Bort. He had made up his
mind to conquer that pin. He worked
very hard for at least ten minutes.
Then the plaintive "Come he-ere, come
he-ere 1" rang out.
I waited to see wnat he would do
next. And what do you think? He
thought a little, then . mounted the
cushion again, and wmstled and danc
ed to that obstinate pin. But it stay-
Mi right where it was. Then he seized
It once more, and tugged so hard that
his tiny feet slipped and he sat right
down. Next he got up ana uiarea
at it, then hopped to tne eage or ine
bureau and called again, "Como he-ere,
I could not tease him any longer
nnii itfMit to 'the rescue. The moment
that pin was loose, Don seized it with
happy chuckle. Hopping to the
back part of the bureau, be dropped
the pin down between it and the wall.
It was In disgrace, you know.
One day the dear little fellow had
been very busy Indeed. The cushion
bad been freshly filled with pins.
That gave him a great deal of work to
do, of course. The pins had all to be
carried to the edge of the bureau and
dropped overboard. That task finish
ed, he went into his house to get his
I went to work to pick up the pins,
telling Don that he was a naughty
bird to make mo so much trouble.
It seemed as if he understood every
word. At once he stopped eating his
seeds, come out and peeped at me
over the edge of. the bureau. Then
down he came, making steps of my
head, shoulder and arm until bo reach
ed the floor. And there the dear little
"He Just told you that and made you
"He couldn't fool me so easily."
"Oh, I don't know. It's Just as you
say. A man win ten xninga to any
body rather than his own elster some'
times, and his own lister is sometimes
the last ono to find anything out."
"He'd tell me aa soon as ho would
anybody and a little sooner."
"You Just think so. lie knows you
would give him away."
"He doesn't anything of the kind,
He's got every confidence ln me,
There's no reason why he shouldn'
The girl with the class pins laughed
"Well, he has."
"You told me Just now that he never
did confide In you."
"Oh, well, I was Just talking. Say.
"Promise hope-you-may-dle and on
your solemn honor you'll never tell
anybody If I tell you something?"
"No, say 'yes.' "
"On your solemn honor?"
"On my solemn honor."
"Well, then, they are engaged. Only
they don't expect to announce It for a
month yet Elmer told me. And she's
real sweet and she's got some stunning
frocks. But don't you ever breathe a
word of this. I did my best to throw
you off the scent"
The girl with the class pins giggled.
"I knew I'd get it out of you," she
said. Chicago Dally News.
bird hurried around with all his might,
picking up the pins. He flew up to
the cushion, laid them down and came
back for more, until they were all
gathered up. Tnen he sat on my chair,
whistled his tune and finally went to
sleep. St. Nicholas.
FUEL OF THE FUTURE.
Feat Fields Near Chicago May Bupplj
City for Century.
One-seventh of the area of Ireland
consists of peat bog, at present un
profitable, but soon to be worth as
much as so many coal .mines, owing
to Improved and cheapened methods of
collecting, drying and preparing peat
for fuel. Even now Sweden uses
2,000,000 tons of peat briquettes year
ly, while within fifty miles of Chicago
are unused fields of the .substance con
taining .enough to supply that city for
a century. Of a new method of prepa
ration the writer says:
"In this new process the peat Is ex
cavated from the bog by machinery
and conveyed directly to the plant
without the long delay of alr-drylng.
Here it is jacked into rotary cylin
ders, which are revolved at great
speed, the peat being beaten by an In
terior heating device while the cylin
ders rotate. The centrifugal force ex
pels the moisture so that It la a very
low percentage. Then, by means of
electrodes connected by conductors
with a dynamo, the centrlfugally dried
peat is included ln an electric circuit;
the resistance of the peat generates
heat, and It Is carbonized. A mass of
black globules represents the results
and retains all the valuable properties
of the raw material. It then passes to
kneading machines, and after being
well kneaded it Is either molded into
briquettes or left to dry and harden,
In which latter case It Is afterward
broken, screened and graded.
"As has been stated, the value of
this process lies greatly in the fact
that ln climates where the drying sea
son is short it can be prepared despite
the weather conditions. In Alaska a
supply could hardly be prepared after
our methods, and what a boon pre
pared peat fuel would be In that cli
mate! It Is a fact that the peat sup
ply Increases proportionately with the
distance from the equator, and, under
the eternal law of compensation, there
must be some means by which it can
be utilized ln .those cold climates
where it abounds. Again, in the elec
trical process there is no loss, no es
caping of valuable elements in the
form of gases. One ton can be pro
duced at the almost Incredible cost of
"Prepared peat 1s an almost smoke
less fuel. It burns to the last vestige,
leaves a clean, white ash and no clink
er." Popular Mechanics.
Troubles of the Rich.
The "automoblllst" who had been
"scorching" on a country road was
brought, says the Chicago News, bo
fore a justice of the peace who had
fined him before.
"You have been out with that ma
chine again, have you?" demanded the
Justice. "Frightening horses some
more, eh? Why don't you get a flying.
machine if you want to beat time and'
"It would do no good," wearily re
plied the prisoner. "You would arrest
me for frightening the birds."
Door Knooker in Vogua Again.
Door knockers are to come Into
vogue again. Bedroom doors are to be
equipped with them.
It Isn't necessarily a compliment
to say a men is sound. Some men
are all sound.
The year 1004 is proving a horror;
but what ould ono expect of f
An appropriation of public moay
by the legislature to redem warrant
isiued under an invalid law providing
for the treatment of Inebriates at pub
lic expense, which are la the hands
of innocent purchasers, Is held In State
ex rel. Garrett vs. Froehllch (WW), 01
L. R. A. 845, to be unauthorized, as
being for a private and not for a pubk
A deputy sheep Inspector who, under
a proclamation of tha Governor that
certain ehsep shall be quarantined and
dipped for disinfection, attempts to
do the dipping, is held, ln Blair vs.
Struck (Mont), 03 L. It. A. 481, to act
ln a ministerial capacity, and to bo
liable for injuries caused by negli
gently dipping the sheep lu an im
The enforcement of a contract by a
custom Bhlrtmaker,. upon selling the
good will of his business, not to be
connected with such business again
within tho State for a period of ten
years in competition with tho pur
chasers, is held, in Swlgcrt vs. Tllclen
(Iowa), 63 L. It. A. 008, not to bo con
trary to public policy, where tho. cus
tomers had been secured by soliciting
orders ln all parts of tho State.
"Wherever one person Is placed in
such relation to another by tho act
or consent of such other, or of a third
person, or or me law, mni no uecomes
Interested for him, or with him, ln any
subject of property or business, he la
held, in Trice vs. Comstock (0. O. A.,
8th O.), 01 L. It, A. 170, to bo ln such
a fiduciary relation with him that he
Is prohibited from acquiring rights lu
that subject antagonistic to the per
son with whose Interests he has be
That a storage company received
possession of a trunk Is held, ln Young
vs. Seattle Transfer Company ("Wash.),
03 L. It. A. 088. not to be shown by
evidenco that, ln response to a tele
phone message, the person answering
the call for tho company's number
claimed that he represented the com
pany, aud, ln compliance with a ro
quest communicated to him, an ex
pressman called at the designated
house and took away the trunk so as
to render the company liable for its
The constitutional provision for an
impartial Jury Is held, ln State vs
Stents (Wash.), 03 u R. A. 807, to be
violated In a prosecution for "man
slaughter by recklessly driving over a
traveler In the highway, by permit
ting thereon a witness who, to tho
knowledge of the prosecuting attorney,
knew that the accused was recklessly
driving on tho highway Immediately
preceding tho commission of the of
fense, a short distance from where It
was committed. Tho question of the
effect of personal knowledge of facts
to be proved on the competency of a
Juror 'la considered lu a note to this
Miss Fanny Burney, tho friend of
Dr. Johnson and the author of "Eve
lina," began n diary, at the ago of 15,
The rt'uson which induced her to keep
a journal was, ln her own words, that
"when the hour arrives ln which time
1b more nimble than memory," she
might have some accounts of her
thoughts, manners, acquaintances and
actions." Her father and friends seem
to nave discouraged the idea, writes
Mr. Austin Dobson ln his life of Miss
I cannot," wrote the young girl,
"express the pleasure I have ln writ
ing down my thoughts, at the very mo
ment, of peoplo when I first see them,
and how I alter, or bow confirm my
self ln It, and I am much deceived ln
my foresight, if I shall not have very
great delight ln reading this living
proof of my manner of passing my
time, my sentiments, my thoughts of
people I know, and a thousand other
thing ln future, there Is something to
me very unsatisfactory in passing year
after year, without even a memoran
dum of what you did."
The diary, begun ln 1708, was edited
and given to the public ln 1840 by
Miss Burnoy's niece, an amiable and
learned lady who happily combined a
knowledge of Hebrew with a genius
8 J V? w "
luiiuciiuiiB wero iiguu n contains
many interesting and amusing descrip
tions of notable people whom the
young girl met It tells of the books
she read, Plutarch's "Lives," Pope's
"Iliad;" sho reads "Iiasselas," and
thinks the style and sentiments inim
Moreover, the "Diary" proves plain
ly that Fanny's close attention to
brald-stltch, cross-and-changc, pink
ing, pointing, frilling, and all the other
niceties of that needlework which her
stepmother regarded as so important
to young persons, did not leave her
without leisure for literature.
A Cheerful View.
"But, my dear Mr. Meeklns, you
can't go home while it's raining so,"
Insisted Mr. Wilson. Ho was known
as a poor provider and his wlfo tie
aboutthe worst cook ln tho community!
"Really, now, you can't go home In
this downpour. Stay, do. now, and
have dinner with us."
"Oh, no, thank you," protested the
guest. "It doesn't look very invitinar
outside, that's a fact, but I don't think
I'll stay, I guess It Isn't as bad as all
It is a question when time drags
slowerat a church social or a family
Sometimes a man's love for horses
is but a hobby.
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