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FRIDAY, JULY i j, ijcfl.
THE MORNING ASTORIAN, ASTOHIA, OREGON.
Fhe Vfhuness of
Hon. Anhmony JoWon of Alabama
Addresses the Limekiln Club and '
" Male i FiVOf able ImpreiMon.
.Copyright, 19W, by C, i, Mr. J ,
At th last r(fulr Huturdny night
meeting of the Limekiln club Brother
Gardner announced that tha lion. An
timony Johnson of Alabama was In
tlit tub-room dud would deliver an ad-
dres on "The Whynos of the Whence-
nos ' sua wouia anerwara innxo ap
plication for membership.
The stranger, It wue explained, was
called the colored philosopher of the
south, and mauy of hi wise saying
bad been given to tba world In. print.
Two more kerosene lampa wors order
id lighted, tha dog driven out from I
I MAPI HI m TO THl AIDIX1CE
bind the stove, and ftnmuel Hulu wa
Informed that hi bronchial cough must
either b suppressed or turned out of
door. Tba' reception committee then
proceeded to tlx) anteroom and escort
d ths" orator In.
Tba rion. Johnson appeared to be a
man about forty years old. He waa
wide between the' eye, baldheaded,
nnd hl toe turned la. Ila waa' a on
etory man, bunt on tha pattern of a
cak of artificial ico-the sam i breadth
all tha way up and'down-and bla ae
rtous' look showed that be bad' delved
deep Into the myatorlea of Ufa. Aa be
mad bla bow to tba audience be bad
a closed umbrella In bta left band,
while bla right wai laid on bla heart
The Impression ha made waa rather
favorable, though Olveadam Jonea
whispered to Bbludlg Watkloe that bla
entire cmp of cucumber taut year wa
atolvu by Just such a man.
"Outdoah tonight" auddouly began
the philosopher, "dnr am moonlight
Whyl Why ain't It dark aa a black
dawg under do wood ahedl What am
de moon composed of? What waa It
bung in de beavena for? Whar does
It come from when It cornea an' wbnr
doe It go to when It goes? If de moon
am a good tiling, why not bava It all
de time instead of only half? If It
don't amount to abucka, why bava It at
all? Did you ebber atop to as your
solve dee question, or have you eat
around on de fence an' taken no Inter
t In de mysteries around you?"
While, moat of tba members of tba
club wero eon f owing to themaelvee
that they had not attcudoU to tha moon
Diwinraa wiiu any art-ui vigor,
apeakcr drew a long breotb and con
tlnuedi ' 1
"You wake up aoma night out of a
sound Bleep. All am quiet You can't
aay what disturbed your alumbera.
You git outer bed. Yon don't know
why you do, but out you git You go
to de donb an' look tip an down. All
am at atlll a de grave. De ole, wo-
mnn, do chU'cn on' de dnwga contlnner
to sleep on, but you put on your clothes
an' step out Into de night
"You don't know what for nor whith
er you am gain', but de fust thing you
know you have walked a mile, climbed
ober a fenco, selected de biggest water
milium in iiu iilll'u uuu aui vu jvui
1111 I. Jk aim Afl (
wny home ng'ln. How does de bow
neB of de wblchnesa come about? Why
do you eat half dat million befo' wakln'
de fnm'ly tip? Why didn't you go de
odilor way an' alt on do cnurcn steps
Intttead of toward de million patch?"
There were suppressed eiclnmatlons
of "Yum! Yum!" among the old vet
erans In the audience, but, they also
shook their heads In a puzzled way
and whispered to each other that Mr.
Johnson wati too" deep for them.
'A few evenings oro, down In Ala
bama," snld tho orator, us he got a bet
ter hold on the platform with his toes,
"I sot In my study tblnkln' things, ober.
Not a moftso stirred. Not a dawg un
der de bed sighed. re wbrW slept. Of
a sudden I had a feolln' 1 1 1 wns bc!n'
taken out of dls sphere mi' tr'nnsparted
into another; ' It was n slmtihcrous,
pleasant feelln', an' I gave up n It.
"After nn hour had panned I awoke.
I was out In de kitchen ta'.Un' off u:y
muddy shoes. A bng.lny nt r.iy f et
and I lifted It arid enlptloj ,t! eontents
out on fle poan. imr ;was ronr r:ir
hens. I can't bev suah'jest what took
plnca when I was In, de stnfe spoken
of. but It's my belief dkt'l w'etit m de
alley four blocks.4 cVmbod oj)or a :n.w
and Broke 0kfli"a nlnn't lietlcoop.
"Of co'ne I had do old woinnn make
not pit of d chickens, but will soma
of you tell ma how da whyness of da
whencvneai cama aboutT Tfnd a potto
idhu found ma wld dat bag on my
shoulder .should I bnrs teen held le
Tb (oimminu of oplulou seemed to
l that he shouldn't, a.id wbun tlio ora
tor was satisfied as4o this be weut ou:
r "What; am lub? , You pas? JO.000.
women and gib nous o' 'em a se(ond
look, ' You don't koerVcopper whettwif
dey am old or young, good lookln' or
homely. All of a sudden you meet
your fata. You coma face to fate wld
a woman who gibs you a look and a
imllo, aud a crowbar woms to Jab you
to de heart. You fuller her, You find
out who she aw. : You call and tell bur
dt you can't lib wldout her. In a
week or d you are married, aud you
find alio 1ms seben hundred dollars In
da snvlnga bank? What about de
wbenceuMS of do whatness? Why did
you do ItT Why dldu't you git on a
freight train and beat your way down
to d New Orleans races lnntead?
:, "You am sit tin' on do fence of a sum
mer's iiiuwuln', Jest aa you bava sot a
thousand times befo'. You am wtsblu'
your tickol in de lottery would strike a
prbw of a mlllyott dollers. Jest as you
bnve wished ten thousand times befo'.
Im flour aud de 'Uteri and bacon am
out, and de" ole woman needs sbJes.
You am wonderin' if It hurts much to
tat 'nuff baked possum to kill you
when a lightning rod man drives up
and offers you a Job at one hundred
per month and paya fifty In advance,
"Who or what sent dat man dere?
Why didn't ha take another road? Why
didn't bti wagon break down bso It
got to you? Why wasn't you In de
back yard Jawln' wld do ole woman?
We kin all seo do wbyness of de
wbenceness, but what subtle power
brung It about?
"I-ant year," continued the orator,
after moUtimlug bis Hps with two
glasses of cider from the pitcher. "I
was In Jail In my native state. I was
out In de woods studyln' da habits of
do raaorbacked bawg when a con
stable came along and gathered me In.
I waa aent to Jail for thirty days. It
was claimed dat I had run dat hawg
so fur and so fast dat be had dropped
dead. After I bad spent ten days In
Jail, and one night when I was slttln'
and tblnkln' of de mlllyons and mill
yon of men wbo bad returned to dust
a voice whispered In my ear, Try de
"Dar waa nobody but m In de JaUL
De voles could hart come from no liv
In' person. Why should I try de win
der Instead of de doab? Why should I
try anything? I did, boweber. I walk
ed ober and tried de bars of de win
der and fwind 'eta leosa, a&d tan min
utes later I was free. In gwine down
de street I picked up a wallet wld $200
In it, and I reached da depot Jest aa
a train wa leavtn' fur Montgomery.
nowdo yon account fur it? Wby.de
whatness o: ue wnynetsT wny man i
de roof of de Jail cave In and kill me
"My fren's,n said Mr. Johnson aa he
tunked on tha floor with bla umbrella
to emphasise his words, "I don't say
dat you all should be philosophers,
kase de real philosopher, am bo'n to
da business and can't be a success wld
out, but I am axlu' yon to pay mo' at-
tenshun to de things of life. Study Into
da why of de whyforea.
"You have Jest pssRed a mew! stand
ing hitched to a post You bare passed
In safety. Do person behind you am a
fat .woman. De mewl kicks out and
lands her ten feet away. Why?
"You go to a grocer to whom you are
In debt olid order half a pound of tea.
lie amlles and puts It up for you. Da
very next day you go back to de very
same man and order half a pound of
coffee, and be says he'll be banged If
you kin have It. Why?
"What brung about da wblchnesa of
"Think, ponder and atudy and don't
let these things git de best of yoo all
do time. And now, thanking you fnr
your metrtcloua and alluvial attensbun
and hopln' to bo one of you ere long, I
make my bow and respectably wish
you farewell." M. QUAD.
A Oennlaa Relief,
Mr. Toots' (who, after three days of
pain, has made up his mind to have a
tooth out)-Is Dr. Pullen in?;
Page4-No, air. ; , i
Mr. Toots (with fervor) Good I That
la fortuuato! . '
Knlcker-rDoe? your wife have yon
water tho plants while she Is away?
Booker Yes. I Jtist put them under the
place where the bathroom floor leaks.
New York Sun.
The truly proud man knows neither
luperlors nor Jnferlors.-r-Hailltt .
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where land values are blgn. Tha de
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Tha frame Is of yellow plno put to
gether In balloon style. Tha walls are
sheathed, papered, sided and shingled.
The ptaiza columns are of cypress fin
ished In the natural wood.
The main roof Is covered with ran
dom width cedar shingles or laths.
The windows are fitted with outside
blinds and bung with modern binges
and hooks. ( , i i i
The Interior wail are plastered with
two coats of common lime and balr
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mortar put on thick. The walla are
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wblta sand and plaster of parts. The
floors are of narrow yellow pine. The
trim throughout Is of cypres fixushed
in tha natural wood, with ona coat of
fillers properly, rubbed down smooth
and two coats of bard oil finish.
Tba main stairs are of aab, with
turned newels, balusters snd molded
band rails, finished natural The man
tela are of quartered oak, with plats
glass mirrors, tile facings and black
summer pieces. The dresser In the
dining room baa drawers, closets and
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shelves to suit and glass doors on top,
glased with small lights of cathedral
i Tbo hard wars la of plain Imitation
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Sneezing Is the best brain clearer
known.' Many persons conclude an
attack of falntness or fainting with a
violent sneeze. ;Our ancestors took
snuff from a belief In tho efficacy of
sneezing. But tobacco so taken Is In
part absorbed Into the blood and hurts
the-. system... Tickling tho nostrils with
a feather or straw will act as well as
taking snuff. Try It when you feel
faint It cannot do harm,
After the Haea.
Owner (Irately) Yes, If jou badnt
stopped to take up that girl In your
machine you would have won the race.
You were beaten by a mile, Chauffeur
Well, you know a miss Is as good as
a mile. Chicago News.
A BMatake. ' v
: Hewitt Will you watch my5 trunk
for a minute? Jewett What do you
take me for, a chest protector? New
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Mary Pa has forbidden, you the
bouse. John-r wouldn't, bave taken It
anyway with1 the mortgage he baa got
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NEVV ENGLAND TAVERN 3. "
Bench aai llcadr Llqaa Laws af a
In the early settlement of New Eng
land taverns were found to t a neces
sity, and hence were established by
law. They were usually under the sanc
tion and surveillance of the town offi
cials, says Mr. Hudson in "The History
of Concord, Mass.," and these official
bad to grunt, limit or revoke an Ion-
holder's license, either as a victualler
or a seller of llrjuor. 7
Tho keir of the ordinary might bs
a deacon, a military ofllf-er, a civil offi
cial or n deputy to the general court
His bonne was a convenient place for
convocations, Important or unimpor
tant, and tlc.-re might be held In It a
parish meet lug, a military election, a
comic.') of clergymen or an assessors'
talk- . '
Ho Important was the ordinary that
Its affairs, such as the intabllsbment of
prices, the limitation of patronage and
the quality and quantity of goods to
.be sold, were regulated by colonial law.
In order to discourage tbo uso of
strong drink. At thene place It was en
acted about' K13-1 by the colonial court
that not over a penny a quart should
be charged for all purchased , out of
mealtimes. It was also ordered that
not more than a penny a drink should
be charged for any beverage. This was
dot)o to make the business of dramsell
lug unprofitable. At another tlma it
was enacted by law that every Inn
keeper should sell good beer, "lest a
traveler for want of It might purchase
A law was paWd at an early date
by which a person appointed for the
purpose could Join a drinking company
at' a tavern and counterniuud oy or
der made by any member of It for a
drluk In case be hollered the member
was drinking too much, and be could
also direct bow much liquor could ba
At one time no tavern keeper waa al
lowed to permit guests to remain at
bis house "tippling In an idle way."
In V'M a penalfy was enactal for rude
singing at Inns, and the court, also
undertook at one time to determine
bow much a man might drlak without
being considered drunk.
POETRY IN MACHINERY.
Clarloa Work of the Moa'arai Beeper
rit Saajei-t Far Art.
Toetry and art bave these many
years pictured the lubors of men and
women In the harvest field. From
Ruth, the gleaner, to Millet's "Reaper
wa have read the long, melancholy sto
ry of the tollers gathering with crude,
wasteful, idhuman hand tool the crops
of tha world that the nations might
have bread. Rightly understood, these
two women, living so far apart art pa
thetic monuments to the astounding
stupidity that could permit such things
when, as we now see, by taking thought
a machine can release humanity from
such senseless labor. With' a singular
perversity artists bave. delighted to
paint pictureof foolish toll. Even now
the critics tell us that neither the mow
er, the reaper, the thrashing machine
nor the sulky plow is a fit subject for a
Never was there a greater blunder.
The glory and majesty of our mighty
harvests, won for the feeding of the
world with so little labor that the vast
wheatflelds seem lonely, the smoking
clouds of chaff and straw blown high
In tho alrjrrom .whirring thrashers, the
If irott ara buying- talk then tray
Anything; tha dealer may choosa
to say is "just as good."
If you are buying talcum, then
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Talk Is "cheap Talcum, however,
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That's why be'd sooner sell yon talk
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Don't be talked out of buying Mennen's
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THE MORNING ASTORIAN is reason
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the old stand. 'You may have a "grouch"
but that won't, get .business; forget it.
Let the people know what you have to sell;
they may "forget" or have "forgotten"
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