CO Hawjrg.RiDE.AHoiR4 rhAt1MUST D&NE TO HAVE A CORRECT SEAT AND SADDLE. oiii Why Muny People Who Ride Have So Much , Trouble with. Their atlrnipi A Rldlnfc IHmntur Clveo Some xeellent Bales anil u;rgestfon. r 1 A saddle is constructed right if it gives tbe rider the greatest possible com Sott and the moat secure seatwith" al Toost total absence of exertion of miis clee of his legs in order to. maintain his awhince. ... Almost every riding master prefers a certain make of saddle, and teaches a certain style of seat as the best, od his pupils, taking perhaps little or no trouble to study others and to in vestigate further, have to accept his. Sat, irrespective of the. science of rid ing, there is one shape of saddle which is the most comfortable, viz., the saddle which is so constructed that, in accord ance with the laws of gravity, the rider's body will and most sit in balance with out trying to do so. - Much has been said and written about "how you should sit on the horse"." Per- fcaps you have' been told to. grasp the saddle or the horse . firmly . wilh thighs r knees, to have your toes higher than your heels, to keep the heels away from the horse, to bend your back to be springy or to straighten yourself to- sit firmly, etc. Perhaps your teacher hits made great efforts and exhausted all re sources of hia : knowledge to impress upon you how you should sit, and yet at a trot you lose the stirrups, you lose your balance, and unless trotting very slowly, and unless your horse has an easy trot, yon have to bring him to a "walk to regain the stirrups. If you are not experienced, and 'your horse trots roughly, you are in discoin - fort and in danger of losing your seat. - If your horse is nervous and not well broken to the touch of the heel the flap ping of the stirrups against his flanks renders him uneasy and prolongs the task of -getting your foot in the stirrup. . I.., WTIERK THE TROCBLB LIES. i .Examine your saddle; it seems nice, soft and . comfortable; the stirrups as .heavy as should be even their tread cov ered with leather or rubber to prevent slipping from your foot; but slip they will.-' Why? Look at the shape of your saddle ; at the positions which the saddler as assigned for your seat, thighs, knees and feet, and see where he has attached - -tbe bars for the stirrup leathers on the saddle tree. . ' Your saddle is perhaps too long and, as most English style saddles. Hat: its lowest point, instead as near as possible to the center, is back toward the snd; you are almost sitting on the cantle. in order to bring your knees to the. knee pouts, which are, too far front, you have to stretch your legs forward. r This obliges you to carry your stirrips for ward with your feet away from and in front of the place where they would hang by their own weight, and in order to keep them at your feet you have to shorten the stirrup leathers and bear heavily on the 'stirrups, otherwise they wQl slip back. .a .... What is the result? As soon- as your foot loses the stirrup the latter, accord ing to the law of gravity, returns to the lowest position which the length of stir rap leather allows far behind your foot: -then your foot, too, having lost-jta sup port, and with nothing to bear against, together with your leg, according to the law of gravity, tries to slip back in order to hang as near, as possible to the-center f gravity; and then your legs will hang far back the knee puffs, perhaps on the hare horse almost behind the saddle skirts. , To avoid this by muscular exertion you try to force your legs up and front into a position very tiresome to main tain. But if you, according to the law of gravity, have the lowest point, of the saddle in its center: if you have this center as close as possible to tbe horse's . back' iby-reducing the thickness of the saddle to a minimum; if you drop your self into this lowest foint of the saddle to stay there: if you drop your legs to . where they will stay by their own weight 1 instead of holding them forward -and raising them by; muscular exertion; if you j have the ' stirrup .leather bars attached far enough back to be in a line with that place where your feet meet the stirrups, with stirrup leathers so long as to raise your toes high enough to give you an elastic tread on the stirrup with out cramping the muscles of your thighs and knees, then your body,, legs, feet sad stirrups will maintain their posi tions by their own weights according to the law of gravity: after each displace ment resulting from the movement "of the horse your body will fall back into the lowest part of the saddle; your thighs, knees and feet will not become tired because you are not using muscu lar exertion to hold them in their places. By the law of gravity they always fall back into them. Your stirrups and feet, even if disengaged from each other, will, : as it were, meet unintentionally at their places. If turning your toes slightly to ward the horse .the stirrup will by its own weight try to find its place and slip on your foot The displacements from their ' positions of your ' body, thighs, -knees,' feet and stirrups will be followed by their involuntary movements accord - . ang to the law of gravity to i f all . back into the places which their weights as sign to them. Have your saddle .built; so that no muscular exertion be required to keep you in its lowest (centre) part; that your " legs," thighs, knees, feet and stirrups re tain their positions by their own weight, and you will enjoy that - comfort which you can never find jn flat saddle, with the lowest point back at the eantle, with the knee puffs too far front, with the saddle pad raising you .several inches above the horse and with leather, - and straining, etc., built up high be tween your legs. Have the tree open longitudinally ;in . the center from the front to the middle, allowing circulation of 'sir-between you and tbe horae and yon will have more esaa to yourself and Jess sore backs for your horses. C jlroasmann in Philadelphia Tbaaaojri ;a A EflSAXtUw.fREAIC,......, ...... BLgaor Carta, Somcttnin jVfr- Getham, Gives Away Troriesaional .Secrets. .A copper colored long, haired, smooth faced. youngv man walked 'into the Cen tral police station and asked for lodging. 'You're welcome to all we have," said Lieut.: Bjirfas. -'''but if you'll tell us whether you're black, white, .brown or red, 1 shall see that you bave the tx-st bed in the house."- - - ?. .-- ..The -applicant scratched his head and stood first on one foot and then the other. Finally he drawled out, "My grandfather " and ' grandmother on my mother's side were Indians. My father's father was a Spaniard,! and his mother a Mexican. I don"t know what I am.". v What's your-business?" asked Lieut. Burns. . "I've been in Barnum's band of brave, bold, but bad Bedouins. I've played Zulu, Kaffir, : Malay, Indian and -'Greaser,' swallowed the sword for six months, eat fire, licked hot pokers with my tongue, danced on hot coals,.- chewed hot steel,' breathed: :out fire from my nose, walked Over razors, broke glass with my feet and -played the human ostrich." .''Well, -; what-' is your ; occupation?" asked Lieut. i Burns. , .: "I'm a museum freak, a fakir, a sport and a bum.' said the copper colored man;'.., . .... .- t j . "If . you'll tell i us .how you work the fakes you shall have a feather bed." un blushingly promised Patrolman .O'Don. nelL "There ain't uo fake in the human ostrich," said the freak. "The ostrich eats glass, swallows knife blades, stones, pieces of iron and everything else he can get hold of. There ain't no fake in that. 'Cause why? 'Cause you don't get a chance to make a fake out of it. - If you could we'd fake it. It ain't a trick to eat a glass sandwich. Just put. a thin piece of glass between a couple of pieces of bread and when the bread goes down, down goes the glass, too. People think it's hard on the stomach, but that's only imagination. I saw a fellow do it, and I did it ten minutes afterward. There ain't any trick in stepping on glass. You watch the fellows that do it., First they stir the glass up with a stick to make you think they're trying to get the sharp pieces on top. They're just turning the sharp points down. But a fellow must have real dry feet or he can't do that. If his feet sweat or are damp hell get cut. ' "The fire eating fake is nothing. If you soak your hands and feet ' in borax water three cr four hours a day for a couple of weeks you'll be able to stand a pretty hot piece of iron. ' We don't run any risks.. but mix a little paste and lots of -borax. . We put a coat of this on our hands, and when we pull a hot poker across it there's lots of smoke-,-a sizzle and a bad smelL We don't hold the poker very tight or very long, but people think they smell burning flesh. We cover the bottoms of our feet the same way, and dance around on hot coals and iron for a few seconds. But if the paste is wet your feet stick and you get burned. You can fill your, mouth with borax, lay lots of it on your tongue : and lick a red hot poker.-: It makes a little flame, rand -when people, see it they think. you're breathing out fire." ' i . "But doesn't the glass you eat hurt your stomach?" "Not mine. The only trouble is that you're liable to cut your tongue, and you've got to be careful." The freak was turned over to Turn key Eustace, who was instructed to give him a good bed. .... 1 1 Where did you come from?" asked Eustace. " '" ' "" "From New York," said tbe freak. "Footjor raiir "Born,- "Where are you going from here?" "Fin going to get a job as Boon as 1 can, and-when I have a couple of dol lars I'll skin out." "What's your name?? . - t t ( "Sigoor Carlos - "How-old are you?" - "Twenty." Cleveland Leader. Not to Be Trusted. ' The ignorance of some American born citizens of foreign descent in regard to the precise meaning of some English words is sometimes rather astonishing. An: instance of this -was met . with the other day by a reporter who had called at the house of a German on Second ave nue in the ordinary course of his busi ness. The man, who it was afterward learned was 30 years old, had been bom in this city, and for at least ten years had. been in - business, was not at first inclined to be communicative. Finally he stepped a little closer to the reporter they were standing in the hull an J said, "Are you a confidence man?" -The reporter was indignant, naturally, and in forcible language he declared he was no "confidence man." "Ach, well," said the man as he opened the door, "I think perhaps if I told you dose tings my names you would not write; but if you no con fidence man I tell you nodings." New York Times. Imagination In Life. It seems probable that a little imagina tion is very much better as a possession than a great- deal. : A little is, to the daily incidents . and events of life, what salt is to meat. The relish it bestows upon them is just as good as a pleasure. If you are in a sorry plight you can see help coming by; its aid. though, on the other hand, you are not tormented by grievous relapses of impatience and de spair: upon the 'del ay .of .the arrival oi such help, as you would surely be if you were as imaginative as a poet. And in like manner, when you are in the thick of prosperity, under its gentle, judicious suggesting you are able to .look ahead, foresee the inevitable squalls which shall follow such a spell of fine weather, and be prepared for them. In fact, a certain amount of imagination is'like ballast to a ship, --whereas .too much acts lilie a storm upon the same ship, catching it with all sails set. All the Year Ronnd. Ue Saw. Waiter (hoping for a quarter Er -sometimes gemznens jffubs me a tip, sah. Broker Buy C, C and L C. See? V'ATt W-VXVT.TTTtXTiVF.N SUBJECTS" OF INTEREST TO COUN TRY" AND SU 3 URBAN READERS. A Portable Smoke House Which May Be Placed la Any - Convenient Klird or Building and Operated with Cumparu trve' Comfort and Small lbor. A Pennsylvania correspondent, writ ing to Country Gentleman, says: My preference is for the plain, un adulterated smoked ham, and I will de scribe my plan for a cheap and 'handy smoke - houser : Not believing a perma nent smoke house an ornament as ah out building I dispensed with it and have made -a portable one, which 'may be placed- in any' convenient shed or build ing and kept smudging away without danger from fire and without compelling the operator to expose himself to wintry storms. I used light basrwood , boards, and made a box about 7 feet long, 3 feet wide and 15 inches deep.' When in use the box stands on end. The upper end has numerous hooks on which to hang bams or bacon: The box is three boards wide, and -the cracks in back of box are closely . battened on the inside. The middle board in front is not nailed, but the cracks are" battened by nailin the battens to the permanent boards on each side of the middle movable board. There is a strip fastened across the front of the box between the two permanent boards two feet from the lower end. The mov able board is here cut in two, so that the lower piece may be removed 'without disturbing the upper piece.' , After hanging . the hams the upper movable board is put in place and held there by wooden buttons. It is not to be disturbed till we wish to examine the meat. The lower piece is also held in place by wooden buttons, bo that it may be easily removed and replaced as occa sion requires. Some iron vessel is placul in the box back of the short, movable board, a few coals put in and corn cobs to fill the vessel. As the box is nearly air tight, the cobs will smolder without blazing and furnish smoke -. for many hours. The' board may then be removed, the vessel again filled with cobs and tbe board replaced. . When we have finished the smoking process and are ready to make some.. disposition of our smoked meat the empty box is easily thrown upon some loft, there to remain till again, needed ... . ' .. A Successful Unknown Book.' I was talking with a subscription pub lisher, and in the course of our conver sation he reached in-his library and pulled out a book the title of which 1 never heard. It was called "God, Home and Heaven," a book as pretentions in size as in title. - ."What is there peculiar about the book? Well, I will tell yon. Of that work there have been sold over one million copies,"- said the publisher, "and yet Til wager that there are sales men in the biggest New York stores who never heard of . the book, and wiil tell you there is no such work printed." - . . This struck me as rather odd add I de termined to make the test. I went into six "of the largest book stores in New York that day and asked for a copy oi "God,'Home and Heaven." ' It proved exactly as my friend predicted. I en countered only one' man who ever heard of. the book, and he said he had no idea' where I could . get a copy'.::( "Doubtless out of print for- years,"' he added. -'And yet. within two blocks of that man's store there was at that time printing an edi tion of 50,000 "copies of the book on the presses! Ed win W.' Bok's Letter.-- ' A. new magneto telephone gives prom ise or being largely used in England. The invention consists of an arrange ment for combining a telephone for do mestic purposes with ; a. crank bell pull, such as is ordinarily met with in houses; and the special merit in it lies in the fact that it may bo fitted without disturbing any of the existing arrangements or re quiring a skilled workman tor be sent-, to fix it. Indeed, any man of ordinary in telligence may fit it for himself -without trouble. A similar telephone being fitted, say in the kitchen, a bell is used . in1, the usual way to call the servant's attention, and upon her taking up the telephone the order is transmitted without render ing it necessary for her to enter the room. The .telephones being magneto instruments no battery is required at all; and the possibility of future trouble and cost of maintenance is avoided. New York Commercial Advertiser alary Anderaon'a Pliotog-rapne. The reason, that actresses are so suc cessfully photographed is that they un derstand the' laws of photography and conform to them. .'-They usually assume the direction of ' the performance for themselves, and the photographer is will ing to. let them. Mary Anderson always superintends every detail of the- opera tion that puts her features upon paper. Her London photographer says no pict ure of her face, except in direct profile, was ever made without having the nega tive changed so as to make . the outline of the cheek a little flatter than it nat urally: .is. Miss. Anderson- thinks -the contour of her full face is not : oval enough, and so' she is -carefu that any photograph of her shall remedy the im perfection. New York Evening Sun. ... ? ;:'.) " ' ' .:-.. ' Yl -VT.-'. i The .Slrat; Bank.' i . The Bank of England was established in 1694, and is older than any of the in stitutions, of the class-in any other of the great .nations. ' .Ifc.was not the . first of the important financial houses, however. The Bank f Venice was created in 1101. that of Genoa in 1407, that of Hamburg : in 1619 and that of Rotterdam in 1035. ' In 1803 the Bank of France was1 estab lished. St. Louis Olobe-Democrat. -.v;r 'i'.!' Barnea.' Chiralry. 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