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THE CAMPHOR LAUREL.
JIow tho Drnpr la Extracted Fron
the Wood of the Tree.
Tlio camphor Inurcl, from which tho
greater part of tho camphor of com
incrco Is produced, Is n native of
Chlua, Japan, Formosa and Cochin
China. It Is a hardy, long lived tree
nnd sometimes grows to a great size
It has evergreen leaves, ycllowlsl
white flowers lu panicles and Is a
very ornamental tree, tho trunk run
ning up to a height of twenty 01
thirty feet before branching. The
fruit Is very much like n black cur
In tho extraction of camphor (ho
wood Is first cut Into small chips, and
the chips are put Into water In a still
und steamed. The head of the Mill is
filled with straw, and as tho steam
carries off tho camphor In vapor It
Is deposited In little grains nround the
The crude camphor Is then heated
In a vessel, from which the steam Is
allowed to escape through a small
aperture. The camphor sublimes In n
semltrausparent cake. In tho man
ufacture of camphor the treo Is nec
essarily destroyed, but by a rigid law
of the lands In which the tree grows
another Is plnnted In the place of ever'
one that Is cut down The wool I
highly valued for carpenter's woik.
Camphor was iinkuown to the
Greeks nnd Itomans mid was flrsi
brought to Europe by tho Arabs.
DR. ALFREDO ZAYAS.
Loader of tho Liberal party in
Cuba and leading spirit in the
ovorthrow of Palma.
Restoring Tarnished Metal.
To restore plated cruet stands
when the silver is worn off get 5
cents' worth of mercury and 1 cent's
worth of prepared chalk; mix them
well together, making them into a
paste with a little water. Rub the
paste on the tarnished article with
a small piece of leather until it is
Competent laundresses assert that
the first rinsing water should bo
tepid, for the reason that there is
etill more or less soap on the clothes,
und soap in uniting with tho dirt
makes a dirty, gummy solution.
Kinsc in hard water, say the', using
un ample supply.
Purifying tho Cellar.
To purify the air of tho cellar
and destroy parasitical growth place
some roll brimstone in a pan, set
fire to it, close tbs doors and win
dows as tightly as possible for two
or three hours; repeat every three
To clean very dirty bras3 scrub
With a nailbrush dipped in powder
ed bath brick dust and paraffin.
Even the most tarnished brass can
be cleaned in this way. Polish with
the dry dust and a soft duster.
A new method of bleaching alm
onds is to soak them overnight in
cold water. This is said to bo an
improvement on tho usual method
of throwing them into boiling water.
"I tell you my wif o is n woman of
"Uml Did she marry you be
cause her parents took a fancy to
you?" Chicago Record-Herald.
Yeagt Did you ever try to dye
Crimsonbeak No, I never did,
but I've tried 'em after they were
dead. Yonkors Statesman.
"George, I have one very disagree
able habit. I walk in my sleep."
"Oh, that's all right. I wbb afraid
you were going to say you talked."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Gtilnj; unil Itecclvinv.
Ilall Porter (to person soliciting a fa
vor at a ministry) Tho minister re
ceives from 10 o'clock to mldday
"All right," says the other, "but at
what hour does ho give?" Paris Figaro.
Health and 8tupJdlty.
Commenting on a recent debate
at the Iouth education council, the
Rev. T. 0. Simmond3, vicar of
Grninthorpcjays, "I drew attention
to the ve'.y urge number of people
distintriliflhpd fnr nm7m KnIK.
constitutions and stupidity, also tM
o.ciui xiiunus oi mine distinguish
ed for high mental attainments
coupled with weak health, and con
cluded therefrom that health and
Btupidity go together." London
lp England elementary schools
are organized for "girls" or for "in
fants Of late years the "mixed"
system has been introduced, and
many of the schools have been or
ganized as "senior" or "junior" mix
ed. An inspector recently met on
the school stairs a little nondescript
in a pinafore and asked: "Come,
what are you doing here? Are you
in the boys' or the girls' ?" "No, sir,"
said tho small one; "I'm a junior
Horse That Eats Goslings.
Not to be outdone by tho stories
from the northern part of the stato
about a cow that eats chickens in
stead of corn, K. D. II. Reap of Co
lumbus, 0., says his father has a
horse that cats goslings with evident
relish. Tho horse does not seem to
have a fondness for corn and hay,
and it cara little for grass, but let
it get to a nice young gosling nnd its
cup of happiness overflows. In
A largo quantity of sponges is
gathered in the Bahamas, which is
the chief industry of the colony.
There ars seven dHIerent kinds oi
sponges viz, woo, ranging from 80
cents to $2 per pound; velvet, from
48 cents to $2.25; reef, from 50
cents to $1.20; glove, from 24 to
48 cents; hardhead, from 35 to 70
cents; grass, rom 25 to 50 cents,
and 3'ellow, from 25 to GO cents per
A lady clergyman tells us that in
twenty-nvo years women have in
creased in stature two and a half
inches, and men haro decreased in
the same degree. If the sexes are
thus getting apart fivo inches in
twenty-five yeare it is not difficult to
calculate how long it will be bef ow
man will be utilized by woman mere
ly as a lapdog or as a bangle for hex
bracelet, Louisville Courier-Jotti
The epigrams of Voltaire, the
French philosopher, were often
ruthlessly sarcastic and severe. Ho
could, however, exercise tact and
gentleness, and, as is usually the case
with brilliant persons, those quali
ties became him wonderfully well.
He met the famous statesman
Turgot and cordially inquired about
"It is as you see," replied Turgot,
"I am tormented with gout. I can
hardly drag my feet about."
"You remind me of the statue of
Nebuchadnezzar, II. Turgot."
"Yes," assented tho. invalid sad
ly, "you are right, poet; the statue
had feet of clay."
"And a hend of gold," cried Vol
taire warmly; "remember that,
head of gold."
What She Saw.
Mme. de Cornucl went to Ver
sailles to see the French court, when
M. de Torey and 11. de Seignelay,
both very young, had just been ap
pointed "ministers. She saw them
as well as Mme. de Maintcnon, who
had then grown old. When she re
turned to PariB, some one asked her
what remarkable things she had
6een. "I have seen," she said, "what
I never expected to see there. 1
have seen love in its tomb and th
ministry in its cradle."
W. H. Davis, Manager.
Will take up any kind of do-
tectlve work entrusted to
me by those desiring first-
4. plnRfl work. All corresnond-
ence confidential and prompt-
ly attenaea to. My wont
alwayssatlBfactory and terms
right. Correspondence so-
llclted. Address all matters
, W. II. DAVIS,
Marshflcld, - - - Oregon.
$. $ $ 4 4 $ 4 4 $
F. J. HAYES
Eyes tested Free,
Broken Lena Replaced.
North Front Street.
COOS BAY TIMES, MARSHFLED,
Where Rain Never Palls.
There is perhaps no moro curious
flaco on the Pacific seaboard than
nuiquc. It stands in a region where
rain has never been known to fall
and where, as wns remarked by Dar
win when he visited Iquique in 1835,
Uie inhabitants live like people on
board ship. These number about
14,000, nearly all connected with
the staple industry of the port, due
to the development of the nitrite in
dustiy on the adjacent pampas. The
rain gauges at Lima, close to the
Pacific, record absolutely no rain?
fall. There are several parts of tho
earth where rain never falls. Such
are the Sahara, or great desert of
Africa, and considerable tracts of
Arabia, Syria, Persia, Tibet and
Mongolia in the old world, while in
South America tho rainless districts
comprise narrow strips on the shorec
of Peru, Bolivia and Chile and on
the coasts of Mexico and Guatema
la, with a small district between
Trinidad and Panama on the coast
A Little Too Leisurely.
"Some people are as leisurely in
grappling with an emergency as was
the farmer in northern Pennsylva
nia," snid a Philadelphia lawyer
"This farmer called on a neighbor
very early one morning. The latter,
although much surprised at receiv
ing such an early call, did not for
get his hospitality.
yum ill, irouc, uuu oil uunu,
he Eaid cordially.
"'1 don't know's I ought,' said
Jake. But after a little persuasion
he went in. About fifteen minut
were consumed in miscellaneous dis
cussion of crops, when breakfast
" 'Sit by, Jake, and hev a bite ter
eat,' invited the still hospitable
"'Now, act'ly, Silas, I don't
know's I orter stay so long. Ye see,
'taint's though I didn't 'prcciate yer
kindness, but my roof's afire, wid I
cum over ter borrer n ladder "
The King and His Valet.
Louis XV., king of France, had
for his valet a worthy individual,
though of grave disposition and bin
little given to jesting. One evening
as he was leaning over a balcony
and waiting till his majesty should
retire to rest, Louis X"V. came our
of his room, and, being in a frolic
some mood, ill becoming his dignitv,
but tempted by the favorable atti
tude of the valet, he dealt him a vio
lent slap on the back. Tho man
turned around to return tho blow,
but on seeing the king he said,
"Ilong it, sire, why don't you go
and play jokes on your equals ?"
"So young Richley Kladd isn't to
marry Goldie Stiels after all."
"No : he got scared."
"And I understand they had even
gone so far as to rehearse for tho
"Yes; that was the real trouble.
They had rehearsed five times, and
Richley ' said the preparations for
matrimony were such hard work ho
was nfraid he coaldnt stand the real
A Better Use.
"Tie's handy with his fists."
"A good boxer, eh ?"
"No. His mother makes him
knead the bread." Cleveland Plain
A Bacteriological Nightmare.
Microbes In tho water.
Microbes In the air,
Microbes In the pie and cake,
Laying for you In tho cold,
Likewise in the heat.
Every time you draw your breath
Or stop to drink or eat.
In horrid consternation,
I vainly try to sleep;
I know that through the casement
Bacilli strive to creep.
Though as creation's mighty lords
"We swagger and pretend.
The microbe seems to be the one
Who triumphs In the and.
J. W. Rlggs will close his studio.
for several days beginning Saturday,
Set. 7th, for the purpose of renovat
ing and refitting with new back
grounds and other accessories. For
announcement of re-opening watch
these columns, J. W. Rlggs, Artist.
Wholesale liquor dealer?
Cigars and saloon sup
plies. TRY A
TIMES WANT AD.
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OREGON, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8. 1907.
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HERBERT LOCKHART &
P. A. SACCHI
JAS. B. HIBBARD
FINNISH CO-OPERATIVE CO.
Cures Coughs, Colds,
and Lung Troubles.
Use Bayslde Paint and Baysldo
Pure White Lead, and get tho best.
BANK BY MAIL
This strong bank with assets of
over TWELVE MILLION
D OLLJUIS solicits your account.
We pay Ajo interest on Savings
Send for our booklet on Banking
by Mail it will interest you and
show you how to make more
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AND TRUST COMPANY
California and Montgomery Sts.
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All work now done at
the North Bend Plant
North Bend Phone 1031
Marshflcld Phone 180
&m?lch-&'' MblM n
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to give their children pure, healthful food.
Indigestion sufferings are caused by the use of cheap,
unwholesome baking powders. Don't risk health to save a)
few cents in price. That is not economy. You cannot
have good, healthful food unless you use pure
COOS BAY GROCERY CO.
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J. VIRGIL PUGH
SOUTHERN OREGON CO.
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(2b Electric Co
All Kinds of Work Done
PHONES 543, 149 and 271
North Bend, Oregon
WILSON & THOMAS
Contractors and Builders
Office fixtures a specialty.
Shelving. Let us work
Smp opposite Bear's Livery Mable, North Front Street
$1.00, 5 lbs. $1.65
Throat The Genuine is in the
Store Fronts, Counters,
out your plans. See us be