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DAILY AST 0REG0NIA1, PENDLET6N, OREGON, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 16, 1821. '
E YOUMa I PEOPIKK
( TOBACCO 4
MIGRANT ANECDOTES 1
ljwe-s S. C.rniit Born April 27. 182 Ilc1 July 23. 1885
J I ND now for a good cigarl" said
J Jamit'i taihcr as ha cot up from
W I th dlnnor table on Sunday.
I Jamie followed him Into the liv
ing room, where a cheerful wood fire
puttered ao delightfully that It al-l
iBOit made him forget that the snow,
which everyone knows Is made only
for sl1Uiis, hud turned tnto a nasty.
"Why do you like to smoke, daddy?"
Jamie asked, as he held a match to
the end of his father's clear.
"Puff! Puff PufT" said hi fath
er. Ilk the old wolf In the story of
the three little pigs. "Weil, son. there
is something about a rood clear thai
makes men forget their troubles for
awhile. Just as candy helps Utile boys
to forg-rt theirs. Some folks call It
My Lady Nicotine.' "
"Would It help me forget mine?"
asked Jamie, looking wistfully out at
the slushy hill down which he had so
hoped to slide that afternoon.
"I am afraid not!" laughed his
father. "You'd better stick to candy!
Smoking makes little boys sick. You
want to grow u Jnto a big. strong
nun. don't you?"
"Of course!" replied Jamie.
"Well, then, don't smoke until you
aro a man, for it you do yuu won't
prow b;g cither In your mind or In
your body, and wouldn't that be too
badf After you are twenty-one. If
you care to smoke, do It; but until
then, let tobacco alone."
"Toharco? Is that what cigars are
made of?" asked Jamie.
Jamie's father held out Ms clear to
ward the little boy.
"See those layer and layers of
brown things wrapped around each
other? Those are tobacco leaves."
"Leaves?" echoed Jamie. "Does to
bacco grow on trees?"
"No. not on trees but on plants that
are sometimes as high as I am. al
though In this part of the country
they are uua!ly about as tall as you.
"How bis are the leaves?"
"From six to eighteen Inches long."
"And are they brown that way when
they are growing?"
"Oh. no." answered his father, "the
leaves are preen like those of arv
other plant, and they are covered with
a fun like hair."
"Where does tobacco grow?" Jamie
"In a great many countries." said
his father. Mowing n smoke rlne Into
NE day at school Ulysses hud
great diflUulty in mastering his
lesson. One of his classmates
saw him perplexing over It and
said, "Ulysses, give it up, you can t
"Can't?" said "Ulysses, "what does
"It means that well that you Just
Crant went to the dictionary to find
tho word, and falling there, asked his
The teacher gave a proper explana-
Hon. and then said, "Ulysses, If in the
j strugglo of life any one tells you 'you
can t do a thins, you ten mem muio
is no such word as 'can't' in the dictionary."
i or u
l rr r r a
ijM ilium i i hw'" m JLj-gsa35ggiajja
A chicken let it be a hen.
A pullet, or a rooster
Of real success in garden work
Has never been a booster.
0 Veer t!i two apart with wire 3
Of proper height ond meshes a r
It's hor-rd this bit of rood advice M s
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Your watchfulness refreshes. J -, )
j m W'.fmX "
During the American Civil War a
tall ungainly recruit stepped up to a
group of soldiers and holding up a
bundle of soiled wash asked, "Do you
know where I can get this washed?"
Two of the group were practical
Jokers. "Oh, yes, we know. Just go
up there with your bundle." pointing
to tho hondquarters of General Grant.
"You will see a short, stout man"
describing the General "who does
washing. Take your bundle to him."
Tho recruit thanked them and walked
off in tho direction indicated.
"What can I do for you?" said Gen
"I was directed here by a couple of
soldiers," said tho recruit. "They told
me that -you did washing, and I havo
a bundle here." General Grant prob
ably enjoyed the situation, but his Im
perturbable face did not relax. lie
simply asked the question, "Could you
Identify these men again?" "Yes,
sir." "Very well; you shall have the
Turning to an orderly he directed
him to call a guard, go with the re
cruit to where the Jokers were stand
ing, ready to enjoy his discomfiture,
and let him Identify them.
"Take the men to tho guardhouse,
give them this mans bundle of clothes
and make them wash It thoroughly.
Sco that the work Is woll done." The
General was obeyed to the letter.
the air." In practically all parts of
the United Slates, in Cuba, in the
Philippines In many parts of Ei-ope
and In Asia.
"It's a funny name. Isn't It?' ald
Jamie. "1 wonder what tobacco
'Some people think It came from
'tabaco,' which was the pipe or tube
that the Indians smoked It in, others
think It came from the name of an
island, but nobody is quite sure."
1 wonder who smoked first!"
'Well, when Columbus discovered
America, the Indians were smoking.
You know tliey tilled a long pipe with
tobacco that ihiy called 'the pipe of
peace'. This pipe was passed around
to those with whom tliey were on
friendly terms. Some people think
that llie Chinese smoked long before
that lime, because there are pictures
uf what look like pipes on some of the
old sculptures that have been found.
."After Ameuca waa discovered,
about in 6s6. Sir Francis Drake and
Lane, the first governor of Virginia,
'.uok some tobacco and pipes over to
! England and gave them to Sir Waller
Kaleigh. Sir Walter was a very fash
ionable gentleman, and soon after he
begun to smoke' other people who
wished to be thought fashionable, imi
tated him and so started the custom.
At tlrst, tobacco was very expensive.
because It had to be shipped from this
country to England, and so was used
only by the rich people. King James
the first, of England, issued an order
against the use of tobacco, which he
thought was 4 dirty and harmful hahit
but he may as well have saved his
words for more and more people used
it. In some countries, smoking was
considered a crime and people who
ud tobacco were severely punished.
"It was considered very fashionable
1 In olden times to dip snuff. Do you
know what that is?"
sniff It up tbfir noses."
"How funny? Did people ever do
that here?" asked Jamie, laughing.
"Yes. It wus done In George Wash
ington i time, when gentlemen wore
wigs and knee trousers, and ladles put
little black patches of court plaster on
their cheeks to make their complexions
"How funny they must have looked
finest tobacco In the world Is grown.
"Tobacco plants are usually raised
from seeds In a hot bed, then set out
In rows from two to three foot apart,
and cultivated Just as corn Is hoed
and kept free from weeds. To keep
the bugs off tobacco, some planters
have large flocks of turkeys that they
turn loose In the fluids. If the plant
are not to bo used for seed, the tops
GEE whiz I this morning early There t every kind ol tnonkey--A
man came down the street There's camels and a. clown 1
A l 1 . ' ... T J!.lnt Inniu K firm
na pastea up some pitiuics i
That's got Ihe movies beat I Would so won be in town I
They're ten feet long and wider,
Murk uIrlr tkan the fence.
Come see them won't you, daddy?
1 tell you they re immense I
You're going to take us, aren't you
We'll simply have to go I
They say that there was never
So mar-vel-ous a show.
After You Arc Twenty-One Smoke If You Care To, Hut Until Then Let
Wo. What is it
"Snuff is tobacco that has been pul- nil dressed up that way and sneezing!" j are usually broken oft to keep them
verized. l'uop'e used to sniff it up said Jamie. "Hut, daddy, tell me ! from flowering so that all the strength
their noses to rruk; them sneeze. They something about your cigar." will Co toward making fine big loaves.
lad little boxes of silver or gold tn ! "Well, this Is an extra good cigar," j "When the leaves begin to get yel-,.'.j.t.-h
tbev kent their snuff, which said Ills father, looking at it fondly. ; low and spotted, the plants are cut
laiKe, uuy narn lu
leaves flrp 'ttv th
thev would pas.s around to their (This tobacco was probably grown in , anu nuns up in
.l, whi.'.i tnkp a nlneh nnd the western nart or Llioa. wn'-re int?'n-v. v, n.-n . m
are taken off the stalk, and the bad
ones taken out. The good one are
tied up In bunches called "hands', nnd
are packed In kegs and pressed down
very firmly, and shipped to the fac
tories where cigars are made."
"How are cigars mado?" Jamie
"The leaves are rolled In'tji cigars,
usually by hand, packed In boxes,
sealed up and scut to the stores that
sell them. The government mukes
tho manufacturers pay a big tax, as
cigars are. considered a luxury."
"Are there any other kinds of to
bacco besides cigars and snuff?" asked
"Yes, there Is the tobacco that peo
ple chew, and cheroots, which are
cheap, roughly-made cigars, and
cigarettes, and tobacco cut up fine to
smoke In pipes," answered his father.
"Havo ladies any use for tobacco?"
Jamie asked, as his mother came Into
"Yes, indr?d!" she answered. "Some
ladles smoke cigarettes! I use It to
keep moths out of things, and some
times I take the ends of daddy's cigars
and crumble them around my flowers
to keep off bugs and to maka the
ground rich." '
"And so ends the story and the cigar
at the same time." said Jamie's father,
throwing the end of his cigar Into the
j fireplace. "Hut let me tell you of an
I other uso for tobacco. We used to
I have a colored cook who had the pret-
tlest white teeth you ever saw. And
' guess what she used to clean them
I with? Cigar ashes!"
"Oh, tht story about tobacco was
; almost as good as coasting." aald
i Jamie. "Alirmit. but not quite!"
nitEAST OF LAMU l.
ritty a plcco of breast of lamb
about 2 or 3 lbs. -
Have tho butcher cut It Into small
pieces for serving.
Wash In cold water.
Drop the pieces of meat tnto ta hot
Turn frequently till the tueftA
ly browned without being twutwhe-1.
A tablespoonful of bacon dripping put
into the frying pan with the meat
makes a fine flavor though no fat la
When nicely browned, lift the meat
Into a stewing kettle.
Put 1 pint of water Into the empty"
frying pan and bring to a boll.
Pour over the meat In the kettle.
This saves all of U'e fat that wa 10)
Add 2 teaspoonsful salt, the top of
one bunch of celery, 1 small onion
and. If desired, 1 tablespoonful to
Simmer slowly for hour. '
Lift meat to a hot platter.
Thicken gravy and serve at one.
This dish Is very Inexpensive and I
as tasty as chicken. With mashed
potatoes or boiled rice It make a flna
dinner for six people.
SOME APRIL DAY
SOME April day when sun shines
And spring's reborn again,
And flowers lift their drooping head-
Still wet with Irosty rain.
Soxe April day let's run afar
And leave all cares behind;
Forget all trouVes, worries, glooms
And. to dark skies be blind.
Let's look for naught but April's joy
And beauty where it grows.
And we will find the mystic wood
That only Elf-land knows.
, The wood where streamlets sing their
Where wiliows play their tunes.
Where feathered lovers bill and coo
Beneath warm April moons.
Tl woods that hifd but peace and
Where beauty holds fu.I sway
in Apri! eature's picnic time
L'$ ga. some April day!
o. 1 didn't fall ofr m.s l.mij and j
catch by my t et, as ycu m.ght j
think, but this is Ju-1 my risu ar j
way of getting abojt in the trres,!
and hanging upid? d-.wn cr.me ,
natural with l.te as the other " (
would with you. In fait, it is easier
Ihnn tpvinif to w.i'k on top of the limb.
as all I have to to h"ek my
stronsr crooked claws o.-r the t.r ir.cn.
and Just hang down. tho it art rx
ertion on my part. .Vr.d 1 never, re'
a bit more tir.d han y.iar h:.: dees
when you bars it , r " ' ' '"'
don't know ho-.v our fo'k ' '"' '
the habit of poms a : if"'''' '
out they have ben at It o 'ontr that
the very hair en en" i-t'ips h n't"
down too. and if we n-M'-'-d W.'h our
barks up after the nqpl fa-inn. the
hair would poin' sT.-il-.--h' no in -he
air. nnd that would p.ok vm- ',in-v.
We attend to n'l our bi'ne. h-ns'nr
like a school sv-hel from i hvl
then, we don't hav m.i-h 'ti--J
j.ttcn-1 exeep' e-ptln-r nnd t..-ni re j
When I take a nat. I Just winK In i
the wind like a bunch of mns erdj
my strangely gray hair looks so much j
::ke the long moA that grows on the
;r.-es here, that my enemies think that
s what I am. and pass by without
naiin.ng me. We eat the leaves and
ijaiK of certain kind of trees, and us
it is so much trouble to go from one
:ne to another, we eat every single
leaf, and every scrap of bark before
u-e leave a true. When we get through
with a tree, it looks as if it had been
dead for a hundred yars. When I
have to move along a limb for a bunch
of leaves a little further on. I move
.ery slowly, and very carefully. I
ir' unhook one foot., and move It
about an Inch, and while hanging by
h-it one I move another foot ifhnut
he sam- distance, so as you may sup-io-e.
I never get arrested for "speed-
;na " lint I don't see any use !r
hurrvins? anyhow, as T have ri.re t'me
"'nn art vt bine else, and what It !me
'or. .if not to he u-d Well, when sO'
:! 'eaves of a tree have been eaten,
ird it 1? clean of bark as a telephone
I hantr on for a day or so and-
ry io moke my? -Ml tnmK im nr.
i"i-rv. but when th sides of my
nmaeh comment- ruhhing together.
I know that I will have to move. So
I get down to tho ground some how,
and then drug myself Inch by ini-h to
another tree. It may not be more
than twenty feet away, but it seems
miles and miles to me. and I am al
ways mighty glad to find myself at last
in a new tree, with enough leave and
bark to last a while.
1 do most of my eating and moving
about et night, and sieep through the
dav. So when the sun rises, and the
birds bigln their cliatte.-. I find a
place where the leaves are thick
enouh to hide me, and bringing all
four feet together, take an exira grip
o.i the llmu, bring my head between
ii v front legs, rest my head on rny
rnanly bosom, and forget ail my trou
bles, until night cornea again, and the
bats and the owls are up and about,
when I Wike up. If you look In thi
11 find that word sloth.
r.r slothful means lazy, slow, indolent
or sluggish and that Is me al! over.
But 'ake it altogether, I have lots
more fun, snd a lots better time than
.-om; -(her folks, the oyster for in
lonre. -rfl.o is fastened to a rock In
t.'i-s ocean all Its life, and never moves
! rro that spot, until fome man comes
s.long and tears It loose and carries ij
I ..I. m finish Its life In a skillet
of hot! lard, or in the watery waste of
so-called oyster soup.
Toys ftND Use-ful ftRTicLt-s
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1. A man' name.
A male relative.
A case for music, etc.
A bar for raising a weight.
the past of to utter or affirm
to cut down
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'My rsmil Way Of Walking-'
i!IS towel holder Is to be fas
tened to tho wall, a casing or
other desirable place with screws.
It Is necessary that It be well
ntd so it ennnot move to produce
t.r.v;.- rosnii.s. It holds lust one
! towrl and does this by wedging the
towel between the marble and part of
the holder, when the marble is pulled
downward. To release, th- towel it Is
pulled upward carrying the marble to
a widir space, 'allowing the towel to
be pulled out.
Use turn or other softwood that Is
straight grained and exy to carve as
a recess Is to be carved In both parts.
Siart work on the back picco, plane
it up perfectly square. Then draw
center lines and on these lines locate
the holes for screws that fasten the
holder to the wall. Also lay out the
location for fastening the smaller part
to tho back and from these lines lo
cate tho holes for fastening tho small
part to the bark piece. Do this before
cutting cornels or laying out the
Now lay out the cuts to be made
on the corners and also the lines for
planing tho M" chamfer. Cut the
corners first and plane to line. Then
plane the chamfer. The piece can be
held for planing cither In a wooden
hand screw or In a vise. On account
A path cnlrtrs the maze frum each onn r. Only one .r tin- patin leads
to the center. I'lnd Hits I'atli and trace it with a w (or i-olond) pincil.
l'oa will haie lite outline of a deat-rt animal.
ri-.... V for your tiinti.tlii-: "
.-a il liadily walking Into the
ni.rscrv and surprisinf Ted in a
a;n tbtnklng what I would do If
a .o; of money." said Ted.
"U'ell. here Is a pinny to. s'art you
-n the -:.:.d to wealth." laughed
luddy. p'riemK a co-n la his small
-on'- hi. ml and trvirn to make him
-mile. "I'm' ou n-i-r know that there
;t erf inanv tl,'m: hidden on a penny?"
"No. What?" asked Ted Immedi
"The penny I gave you Is an old
itylo one," answered Daddy. "Can
you find on It tho first American fam
ily?" That was an easy qner.llon. and Ted
promptly shouted: "Yes. tho Indian."
.' Mere are the other questions Daddy
asked Ted: Gt a penny bearing tho
date previous tn the year 190D. nnd
see If you can find tho answers on It.
Indian corn? Ear.
A flower? Tulip.
Tho boast of the free? Llbertr,
A piece of armor? Shield.
A song? "America."
A fruit? Daic.
A mark of honor? Wreath,
A weapon? Arrow. '
An odor? $-cent. '
A barrier? liar.
The pearork's pride? Feather.
The condition of marriage? United
Part of a tree? Leaf.
The slga of our flag? Stripes.
of being a small piece, with a llttla I
thought on the part of the worker.
It can be so adjusted In the vise that
the plane can be held In the natural
position, with the bed parallel to tb
top of the bench, while the work I ,
Plane the small piece to alie, layout
the form and with the saw cut to
shape. Start boles for the screws.
With a gouge out tho depression for-
the marble on both pieces. It I very ,
important that the depressions b wall
made and worked out perfectly
smooth with sandpaper after ttut
gouging has been done a accurately
In one corner of the drawing ft
section drawing Is shown made
through A I). This very clearly shows I
the marble In position and tha form '
of the depression.
Sandpaper all part, set the tn vrble
in place and assemble th two I wits
with screws. This mod-el can be Riven
a coat of linseed oil at then rubbed, .
cr It may be painted or finished i th
erwlse as desired.
It must be rlgldl fastened In Vis
position Indicated tn work Tan
towel Is simply lljuted Wehlnd1 tav
marble and the niarbU hold It IV
place. -- " "'