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A SONG OF DUTY.
Whate'er betide, man must toil on; :
He may hot pause too long to amllej
He must toil on with brain or brawn,'
For life is such a little while.
When, joy vtoo strongly may beguile,
'Tie written, joy must be denied;
We may not pause, too long to smile,
We must toil on, whate'er betide.
And when a sorrow comes to him
Man may not pause too long to weep,
Grief chastens, tasted at the brim,
But it destroys when quaffed too deep
The onward march we still must keep
Howe'er the spirit may be tried,
We may not pause too long to weep,
We must toil on, whate'er betide.
Wjjfl . 5!gL 5 1 : RpORT8 OF INDUSTRIAL AND. AGRICULTURAL,
l a-y ' DEVELOPMENT IN OREGON. WASHINGTON ,- :
I l . - .f - . ! . -. .i 1 I .1 . . ...
THE BARBARIAN'S LESSONS. 1
. OULD you like to go rowing
this afternoon, Miss Blake?"
"Am I to consider this an in
vitation, Mr. Farrell?"
"I meant It as such," returned the'
young man, with a puzzled look.
"I shall be pleased to go."
"Thank you. I will be at the wharf
at 2 o'clock, and have the boat ready
when you come."
Miss Blake laughed. : ;., :
"Not at alL Mr. Farrell, you will call
at my room, Parlor D, if you do not
find me here on the piazza, and we will
rnll. Ani-n n f tl ,1 .I'll II T'F tnopthpf "
It II i IV VI LI It II fcv IUV ..... . O
The perplexed look on his face deepr
ened. - '"" "--- -
"I suppose I haven't said things right.
Miss Blake, but I thank you for prom
ising to go, and I will call for you
at 2.". - - ,
His feelings as he walked away were
hard to analyse a man doesn't like to
be laughed at even by the girl he ad
mires. ." - .." '.- '
"Why can't they take the will for the
deed?" he muttered, discontentedly. "I
thought I was extra polite. It's a won
der I didn't shout: 'Come on, Blanche;
let's go rowing,' " and he laughed
aloud, imagining the consternation of
stately Miss Blake at such a mode of
address. . -
Meanwhile that lady was saying to
her aunt: "What a barbarian he Is!
Some one should give him lessons In
As they floated over the, placid wa
i ters of the beautiful lake, he said sud--'
"Miss Blake, I fear I am a rough sort
of a fellow, nnt In nnv what nne micrht
"" call polished. When a fortune unex
pectedly came to me two years ago,
'iirait 4- anlinnl a T'ttj otvant Ti no ."1 tt
V III, DVUUVl! (I II VI & (J piTCUh UHUIJ.
every minute in hard study. There were
no girls In the school; I've really never
been acquainted with any girls are
scarce In .Arizona. " ' . '
.mere are uiauv mines x wouia UKe
; to learnt Will you tell me what was
rowing?" . -;.
"There was nothing wrong, Mr. Far-
reii, aiiu n was very uiscouneous in me
: u muse you leei luai mere was.
"Don't evade my question. Miss
-Dilute; it. wuuiu ue Kinoer to ieii me rae
"Believe me, Mr. Farrell, I should
never ' spoken . as I did had I known
what you have just told me. I thought
that you expressed your Invitation in
that way because you , thought that
with your wealth any one would be
elated at the opportunity to- go with
you." ' '- -i- . - .-
"Please tell me a better way."
"It may seem captious to you, Mr.
Farrell, but you said: 'Would you like
to go?' Now, a woman likes to believe
that her acceptance will be a favor.
"Oh," comprehendlngly, '"thank you.
Now, Miss Blake, will you do me the
favor to permit me to act as your es
cort to the dance, Wednesday night?;'.
"That is excellent, Mr. Farrell." -"I
await your answer, Miss Blake."
"I thought this' was a rehearsal." .
"No, this Is 'de real ting.' '"
"It gives me pleasure to accept your
escort, Mr. Farrell. Now, do you' real
ize the responsibilities and the privi
leges of your position?" '
"Yes," promptly, "I am. to call for
you; dance with you all the evening,
take you back to Parlor D, and," anx
iously, "do I go in?"
"Certainly - not.; And you do not
dance with me all the evening. Certain
. dances are yours by right of escort.
Unless you are a good dancer, those are
all you will have with me."
Farrell crazed at her dismallv.
"And you must not forget to send
flowers in the afternoon." .. .
"I'll send a barrel full," eagerly.
"No, just a few. I like carnations and
I like violets."
"Ion are permitted also to call the
His face brightened. "Thank you. Is
this by right or escort or Decause you'd
like because you wish to honor me by
: allowing me to comer' . -.. .
. . She laughed enjoyingly.
"For both of those reasons, and be
cause I shall be glad to see you."
"And so vou eo to-morrow. Mr. Fur.
rell? It seems but a short time since
you came." V
"It Is six weeks. I had intended to
stay but three. I shall not forget your
kindness, Miss Blake your efforts to
- teach good manners to the barbarian."
She blushed as she recalled the word,
and an unwonted feeling of diffidence
: possessed her. The stately Miss Blake,
' with a record of five brilliant seasons
of bellehood to her credit, was confused
and agitated. What had the barbarian
, taught her? No witty repartee came to
. her rescue, and she awkwardly stam
mered; "You have been an apt pupil."
"Thank you; I have tried to profit by
your instructions. I think," tentative
ly, "I think I might almost venture to
' ask a lady to marry me."
TTAr mnmpntjirv aflritAtinn hud nARR-
ed, and she was again the calm, self-
contained Miss Blake:
"Assuredly you might, but don't be'
gin, 'Would you like ' "
"How would this do Miss Blake, will
you do me the honor' to become my
wife?" -:1 ' F
"That might do, but it 1 a trifle stilt
ed for that particular question. The
' more simple and direct a man's words
- on such an occasion the better. I might
I also suggest a little more warmth of
manner." , " - ' -' -
EW people know that in Califor
nia at all hours of the day .and
night a force of government po-
licemen is on duty, walking regular
beats In the heart of the mountain
forest as they would In a populous
city, making occasional arrests and
regular reports to headquarters, quite
In the style of the modern policeman.
In many cases these beats are so iso
lated and lonesome that the policeman
does not see a soul' for weeks save the
men of the adjoining beats. But. it-is
not to preserve order that the, national ;
government employs this; force".' "and
pays it, but to guardagalrfst: Sorest ;
fires, which have yearly tninCTeas-".
tag In number: and .rdestructiveness
Millions of feet of valuable timber are'
burned every year as the' result of the
carelessness of hunting parties in leav
ing camp Are embers behind them.
Drouth ha followed drouth until the
whole Sierra Madre country seems
likely to burn up, and not only ls there
an immense, loss In standing ..timber,
but the removal of the trees allows the
iprings and creeks which feed the riv
ers to dryip, the winter snows are. not
conserved for irrigation and the effect
is felt hundreds of miles away,
The government has endeavored ror
many years to control these- destructive
forest fires, but during the fall of 1899
and 1900 the situation became so
alarming that it took up the matter
much more energetically and systemat
ically ttan ever before, i The ranges
are now subdivided into smaller dis
tricts than formerly,, and each district
Is under direct supervision of a super-,
intendent or warden. Each warden has
under him deputy wardens or rangers,
who patrol smaller subdistricts several
times a day during the summer and
fall months and report regularly to the
warden under whom they are'-working.
For this patrol service the s govern
ment pay Its men $2 a day and ex
penses, : The work, aside from actual
fighting of fires, la not so very hard,
but it -sooft; becomes very monotonous,
and It is sometimes very .hazardous.
It consists in patrolling a given .beat
several times a day. , The patrolmen
are clothed with police power and have
orders to arrest anyone who has done
anything that would cause a blazej' of
baq In any way- disregarded the regu
lations of the forest reserve commit
SlOiilr'IVI '?;.- J::!-.::'!; ItUl
Ills also the ranger's duty to keep a
sharp lookout, for incipient: blazes;; to
extinguish them,: If be can,, alone; and
If not, to report .the fire to his superior
and the nearest known help in." that
particular, neighborhood." '
There are various causes for the 'for
est fires. Some are started by -accident,
some by 'thoughtlessness and some by
deliberate, ' criminal carelessness, By
far the most frequent cause Is ; the
smoldering campfire,, carelessly left by
hunters and-others. Recent laws make
it a : misdemeanor to leave any embers
from a campfire. which. the next rising
breeze might' fan into a flame. The
matter " of taking timber 5 ' unlawfully
from the forest reserve also comes un
der the: direct attention f the forest
rangers-; - ii v.t ? W' -
Down os) Palouw Farm. I . To Cut Tall Timber.
A good idea of what can be done on Articles incorporating a railroad
a farm: in the Palouse country of company to operate in the timber in
Thank you. Blanche, dear, .I; love
you.-' will you be my wire' - -
Very good. Now, perhaps, we would
better go back to the hotel. I see my
aunt sitting on the piazza."
She may continue to sit there. This
is no rehearsal, Blanche. I am in ear
nest; I want my answer.-'w-v..
Wait a minute;" I am going to say
y es,' ; . but," . speaking hurriedly, ""in
heaven's name don't you say 'Thank
you.' " .-'. .- .. -
There Wh Not Much Komance In Hi
Proposal of Marriage '
No, there - "wasn't much - romance
about Ephraim,"- said the. postmaster,
stroking his beard -',;' thoughtfully.
Ephraim had been the great-man or
the town, and his death, the day be
fore, had called out reminiscences to
which the postmaster seemed anxious
to contribute. "I don't s'pose If you'd
b'iled Ephraim or put him under the
stone-breaker you could have drawed
a tear out of him. Never saw him
laugh. Likely .enough he never kissed
his wife or one of his children.
"And yet be wasn't a mean man or a
hard man. I callate he often laughed
and cried inside, but 'twasn't his way
to show it. And he was a natural-born
business man, up and down, top to toe,
and that partly accounts for it, too.'
"D'ye ever hear how he pupposed to
Aunt Eleanor, his wife? Happens. I
know, because she and my wife was
cousins! and the perceedln tickled
Eleanor so't she had to tell of it. ,
"EDhraim wasn't ever a talkative
feller, and he didn't go round much
with th' other young folks. Jest stay
ed home and 'tended to his knittln'-
work, as it ware, but he was well
thought of by everybody, and Eleanor
and her pa and ma always made him
welcome. Mr;---. -ii4';
"So he corne- In sort o' casual," one
p'ticlar Sat'day night, and set around
as ;usual, puttin' In -a word now and
then, till Eleanor's pa went out to see
to a sick cow he had, and Eleanor's ma
started off up chamber somewneres.
And then Ephraim speaks" up all to
once, and he says:
" 'I'd kind o like to marry you, Elea
nor,. says he. . ; . c '
'Sho!'' says she. ' 'Would ye? She
was dumfounded, and couldn't think of
anything else to say. n.
'Yes, I would,' says he. He never
Washington may be had by reading
the report.of i.W, P.. Mitchell,' who
had the 676 acre farm ol; the .Mitchell
estate, one mile east of Colfax, leased
during the .past jear. ' On ';330 stores
Mr. Mitchell produced 20754.bushelB
of grain;- an average.of.63. 'Bnshels". to
the acre'. "The grail was-divided as
follows.t:.6i0ii bushels ,-6f-: wbeai5.;-5i-.
234 bushels of barley and 9,470 bush
els of oats., -He alsot raised , 2.00 sapks
of potatpes;-140 sacks Of onions three
t Ll l ' -v - , -it-i:-:- l-tiTl."!.".-'
ions oi caDDages ana 'otner vegeiaoieB.-
; t -jf. rn i .r . - i.l.j.
ijwmuuig worxn oi melons aoui w
Colfax citizens, , He' 80144280" worth
pf hogs, f 824 worth of milk, $ 21Q.wprth
of calves, aiid S40 worth, ol ,pears
There are ;frow cm the' farm 'about' '60
tons ol prunes, worth $8 cpet :toiv at
the drver oraper ton 'on-.-.-the-tree;
which.is net profit,. the buyer picting
and hauling the fruit.' . ,The . total.
value of the products -of this ' farm
this season will reach $9,235.'-' -: :
I -v Millibm in Tale." -:. ..'
recent incorporation is the Dar-
rington Talc Company, that has been
formed for the purpose of, opening up
and developing five full sized "talc
claims located in the White Horse
HUMOR OF THE WEEK
STORIES TOLD BY FUNNY MEN
OF THE PRESS. .
Odd, Carious and Langkabl
- of Hnman Nature GrapalcaUy Pof
trayed by Eminent "Word Art lata of
. Our Out Dar-A Badxet ot Fun.
the western part ot Folk I county- and
Lincoln 'county,? -'Oregon, - have been'
filed .with the corinty clerkrin Multno
mah county and with the secretary of
state at Salem.' -The authoiized cao-
ital is $100,000, - ami the i:cortrate:
name is bajeirij. Falls City ,fcvWestern
Railway Company. ,-:The- articles ;n
cHe that tbe object is to acqu,irer cip .
structn4 .equip railroad telephone
and telegraph" o r a;jrputa toi be desig-
nated' later ietween: Salem1, iri'Maiion' '
cirortyy arid ;the riibnth of ! thi;Silet z
ri'tn!f41eiiiifii6afity:,'- This" would
be over a distance 6f abouf -75 miles,"
most of which would be through-, val-
uable timber,? TheVcia.ifl; "object . of
this, corporation is tp provide n out-"
let for -.the, fine timber Ton the , hiljs
back ot Falls CJity The intention, is
to ktend the newjihe , as the saw
mills shall eai rh'to the timber, cross-
ing.the coast range ' !a'n'd "penetrating
the biietz country, . It will be ;'
standard gauge rairroad.--
v ' ' hint Cinnabar Xre.
' The, - discovery- ,of mercury ,in .pay
ing ; quantities in .the . Meadows .; dis
trict, east of Grant's -Pass. Ore,,' has.
caused 'much ' activity in. that section,
, many claims nave ueen locaiea ana
'"I wish I dared to ask you some
thing. Miss Millie," said Archey, with
trembling voice and waoblmg chin.: r
'Why don't you. dare to. ask lt?". the
maiden said, demurely.. . -.;
rBecanse Lean see nrf,in your eyes.'. 1 needn't expect, a.- single
"In both of them?"
" "Well,., don't; you-rdotj'lf . you , .know
two negatives ..re .equivalent to, any
how' dare you, sirl Jake your arm from
around m.v waist lnstanuyi- . . ...
n But he dldn't-KJhicago- Tribune. ' -
Hubbubs-rrt ; suppose. , y o . .raise".. , .all
your own vegetables? '
; SubbubswYesi when: the dumb wait
er isn't-: ;put' of. oraer-rj'nuaaeipiu
Hecord.; ;:! ft" .mttii.'.pgit di.f.
Kaew How to Manage Her.
Bingo (tiptoeing into his wife's room.
in a whisper) I've brought three '
friends home to dinner, unexpectedly.
Mrs. Bingo (aghast) What!
Bingo Yes, I have. They're down-
stairs. "" - -
Sirs. Bingo You wretch! ;
Bingo Now, my dear. I couldn't get .
out of Itt . ,
Mrs. Bingo (haughtily) Then youll 1
have to take the consequences.
Bingo But '
Mrs. Bingo You'll have to put .up
with practically nothing.
Bingo That's, what 1 told them.
Mrs. Bingo You did?
JBIngo Yesi'-I told them -that they .'
moved out of his chair, but he- looked
her right square in the eye, -reel friend
ly, "l've got-a place o' my own,- ye
know, rented, but. I. can take it back
'most any time, and two hund'ed and
fifty dollars out on intrust, and enough
besides to stock the place. I make ye
an offer, .he says, 'and I'll hold It open
for ye till next Sat'day night.'
Eleanor ' was startn at him air the
time, mind ye, r with her mouth open.
And before she could get any words to
put into it, 'It's time I was gettin' along
home,' Ephraim says,, 'so I'll bid. ye
good night MemimS : : ::. ::-
Well, that, was all there was to it
First off, Eleanor was mad at his mak-
in' : an offer so-fashion, and leavin' it
open jest sech a time, s though he'd
been dickerln for a yoke of steers. But
when she come to think it over she real
ized it was only Ephraim's way, and
she believed he- liked her and she knew
she liked him, and so she took him up,
and -neither of .'em ever was sorry for
'No,, Ephraim didn't make love ro
mantic no gettin' down on his knees
and writln' poetry and sech-llke doln's.
But if you ever see a woman better per-
rided for and more uplifted and more
waited on by Inches than Aunt Eleanol
was, I'd like to have ye p'Int her out
Actions speak louder'n - words, they
say, and I cal'late that's true. There's
women in this town would be willin' to
forget they was called angels before
they was married if they could be treat
ed like human bein'8 now." . .. ,
mining district,' ' about three miles being" 'worked.1 and many -thou
from the town of Darrington, ' Wash, sand" dollars' , worth' of : cinnabar ore
4- he surface showings are particularly ; have been removed from the mines,
good,; with indications of a large 'de- j while the work -of ''development J and
Dosit of wire tale;: Gommerciat talc discovery goes on, without abatement
is used in the manufacture of paper,' 1 Erom a small hoje on the Mayfleld
of soap and of different lubricating :IaJm $4000. wprth . of cinnabar ore
,bo..&i - .Tt -. .lo I Aeirr was Temoved r few- days ago. - The
Z" 1.-V-!- 7 .-. " j u""'ore- is pronounced -the richest
r " v ? " C ; grade of. cirmabar ever found in
binding.,, Toilet preparations, -such ..ogon, ; and .as good as any .uncOV-
s -.hod jjuwuei,' Riuvo- iuwuc, iw ered on -the. Pacific Coast: ; -r
Portland Woolen Mills.
The value of crude talc, as it is qliar-'
ried from ihe mine., ranges from-$8 to
$30 per ton r.:::'-':'' u- -' ."'j'-
...': : Ship Direct to New York.. .
An innovation in Puget sound ship:
ping is projected by the - American
Hawaiian Steamship: . . Company,
which, in December, will dispatch
the big; steamship : American .from
Tacoma and other Pueet sound "ports
With cargo lor New York direct, r, lhe
American will be the first steamship employment to nfty -operaUves.-
Few Mountain Peaks In Europe. '
While the Alps have isolated peaks
such as Mont Blanc 15,781 feet) ;nd
the Matterhorn (14,836). the mean ele
vation of the highest Alpine chain Is
from only 8,000 to 9,000 feet Colorado
possesses more than 120 peaks over 13,-
500 feet in altitude, of which no fewer
than thirty-five peaks range from 14,
090 upward. In the whole of Europe
there are not over twelve mountain
peaks of note. - , ,
. Floating Canneries.
-- In Sweden there are floating canner
ies; They are small vessels, which fol
low fishing fleets, and men on them can
the fish while they are fresh.
to take a cargo from Puget sound to
New. York city.": Between San Fran
cisco and New York considerable
freight is shipped by sea, but none
has been shipped from Tacoma direct.
A cargo of salmon of 2,000 tons will
be taken as a beginning.
.Big Mining DeaL -
'- Preparations are being made to eel
ebrate. the .'founding and starting 'of
the Portland ; Woolen ; Mill. "It is ex
pected that the' "mill will be in opera
tion some time: In -the month- of De
cember. ; Machinery; - under- the ' di
rection ? of .Superintendent Huber; .: is"
rapidly being; placed. -The machinery
from Dallas -mill, js Deing installed
as far as It will go," and considerable
new .material is being used. It will
be a six-set woolen mill, and will give
eluding men and women.
' ' - New Industry for' ugeneV".
E. Chapman & Son have
wed . scrape arounj "In 'the kltchen.iif ' '
necessary and' pick 'up' whatever.' we' ' ;
wmu. Aim iiiai, as i uuuu i ieu jrou
know,' that was the beat we eould -doi.j,-,;
Mrs.- 8ingo-:What did you tell , them ,
that for? "....- .
.tJingor-Ifs the, truth. Isn't It?
Mrs. BmgoCertainly'h6t! As If
makes' atay-'dlffe'reuee t6 me how. many " .
friends ' Vott . brine ?homel.':.lH 'sUoW:- -
you:-T-Puckv,,. ;.- i .. T
j ; What Her Hat CoV-... ,V -' ,
rHow .do you like my new hat? ' ask-
ed the first woman of the other at the
matinee. ' ; "The- total ost was:oniy! '
"IH,I.. , ,1 n ' ..V, I ... .I 1n .J, ,
. ui ,1,1.1 i . . r . ........i.i.. . i,, ill luc.
dlftfflinteil mnn hphlnri "hilt- vnil sliouUl
Include the price of my seat, which
makes the total $2l!t0." Philadelphia '
r .-.'-j - -', ,"' -: -. : : :
; ! The n y lnnirer.
;;The 4 o'clock trakit I thought you
said C; o'clock.:clt is after 2- now,";, 1
shall not have time to pack and dress!"
"There's-plenty of time, my dear rr ,
fyou don't hurry." Life.. . .. .
, iWoman-gYou say .you have no home
and no.'familyjLwelUiif yoii willlclean
up; thel yard; whitewash the. f epce and.
Saw and split that f pile of-wood, , I
might be willing to
'-'Tramp--Exeuse me, 'madam,- thlsTis
not leap year. .'Good day. ,t . .-. .
. . . i Hi -Preierencc." c.--
. : ''Sportleigh is bound to be In style.
isn't he?" " '- ' V . ' "
.','Oh, yes! ""He'd rather be in style
than out of debt!" Puck. - - ;
.. '.-ni J-j: Tight Kite. " - ISiifZ
."Shoes'-and bathing-. suits,"'said. the
Janitor philosopherX"are things women
always get roo-.s3all for them.;',;-!!!-
cago-News-c; j .,
""i iCAn 'mlalon;" i" : .-:
; ;"Sue, declares that -she is ;single from
choice;" aid . Miss Kittlsh. .,
''r "But did . she say . whose choice ?".
asked .Missa Frocks.. ' . " .'.' T
Troof Positive. -
Husband Who was that at the door?
- Wife Oh, only a tramp from Boston..,
. Husband Did he say he was from
Boston?:: . . :: .. .-;,:':
Wife No; but Instead of asking for
something to eat he wanted to know If
t could oblige him with an old pair of
spectacles. Chicago News.
A Truthful fan.
: : . ' In 'the Ballroom. ; " . -.
" She Do you dance, Mr. Skiggleton?
He (modestly) Well, my teacher said
I ' did -.when -1 left, the : academy, - but
those ladies I have danced with since
express -a different opinion. '.
pleted arrangements for the establish
ment; of a new planing mill, sash and
door factory in Eugene, Ore. They
have purchased the machinery 7: for-
j i . .i . ; meny usea . in uie ' oiu-iyBingr min.
A mining deal involvingthe sum: of 4 ,ntelld to .tlv enlare the
jzio,uuu nas oeen -recenny cioseu in
the sale of the Belle and Crown prop-
Don't tell your friend that yon wish
you had a million dollars to give him;
invent a scheme to benefit him that will
ENGLISH BOER WAR GENERAL REDUCED
AFTER CONFESSING BAD JUDG.1ENT.
OEN. SIR REDVERS H. BULLER.
erty, at Silverton, Wash., in the Still
aguamish district, by Seattle' parties
to Eastern capitalists. - -
The property is located about a mile
and a half south of the Stillaguamish
river and is on : the big contact or
mother lode. vein. . which . has made
famous the district in which - it" is
located. It is a gold, .copper, . "silver
proposition. ;' " '' . .. V -'"'
, New Bank for Vancouver, j. ' .-:..".
Arrangements are' being made for
the organization of a National Bank
in Vancouver, -Wash.-,'to-.: take --the
place of the First National Bank,
which suspended last -Aprils. . The
preliminaries have been arranged and
application has-been made to the Con
troller of Currency : for, authority. ;tp:
establish the new bank. .. The new
bank is to be known as the National
Bank of -Vancouver. -Tb '- capital
stock will be $50,000.
: " Skyscraper for Seattle. "-
Plans are being "made for the erec-;
tion of a new ten-Btory "hotel In BeaU
tie. It will be located on the Russell
property at the corner of Tblrd ave
nue and Cherry street- The building
will" be ten -Stories chigh "and " con
structed entirely of stone.- It will be I
equipped with every modern., conven
ience. - -, - - "-.' -"':'- -'
Shipped for Everett..., . ..
D. Jarvis & Son, . 'who , for several
years have operated . a shipyard in
Stockton, Cat, have secured 'a -site
on the Snohomish river; near Everett,
Wash., and will open a big -shipyard.
The firm has been engaged in ship
building for years in ; the Stockton
channel, v: - :: '..j-i.'Ki
(Jen. Buller's recent speech,, in which he confessed he hti, while timmander-
In-chief in South Africa, and making Lis noted ineffectual attempts to relieve
Ladysmith, advised Gen. White by heliograph to surrender the place, resulted in
-hi -belug relieved of his command in bug-land and placed on half pay. -- -
plant in the - spring. - The bonus of
$8000 asked by H.'D. Wagnon fpr the
establishment -of a three-set "woolen
mill in Eugene is in sight. The so
liciting C. committee , . has r secured
pledges amounting to. $7500, leaving
less than $500 yet to raise. .
'Small "townBig Pay Roll."
A conservative estimate .places the
payroll. of the lumber industries at
Centralia,J Wa8K;, ; at $25,000.- From
the5 sawmills the payroll is about dou
ble ; what" it -was" last ' year,- and with
the shingle' mills it has been more than
double that, of last year. The daily
cut for' the four Centralia- shingle
mills is 430,000 per day ,'r enough to
saingle over one." ' square -acre of
ground. iThere-;ls i alsa about 210,000
feet : ot lumber-. cuC daily " by ihe saw
miUa. when In operation. 5 j-r.; .-,:
' '". Lack of Confl lence.
:l Assistant Is" the' meaning; Of this i
poem absolutely ; incomprehensible, to
you?.::j - r, -.' - - --,' ; -
Magazine Editor Absolutely! You're .
going to accept it, arent you? . -:
"Oh, -yes. -But I, wasn't willing .to
trust my own judgment" Life.." .
Mother You've been fighting again!
Jimmy No, ma, honest! . I. didn't git
a chanst to put up me. hands! ;,
.. : - ..: : A Frieadlv Tip. .
Biggs I wonder . what makes my
eyes so weak? : , ..
Dices I don't know, ..unless It's be
cause Jhey are in a weak place, Chica
go News. - '"' - ' -
"Amiable people are often so exas
perating." ., , . t: . -
"Yes I wonder If that is what makes-
thetn. feel so amiable. --Detroit. Free
Press:.; ' "F
,K 'Her O'ad fcurprise. , -f
"I have found out one thing about
my husband," said the bride, who had
been married ' before, "that surprises
me greatly." ...
..Her friend moved up a little nearer,
so that they could whisper, and asked:
"What is it?" . ' ' " .
'His salary is just as big as he told
me it was." Chicago Record-Herald.'
i : .. . North Pacific, Trade, i -J. :
The Globe Navigation Company,: of
Seattle, at a meeting in-Syracuse, -N.
Y., yoted to build three vessels . for' bushels
,,,4 "--.Street. CarV for" Walla Walla.: '"..
The" City Council , of Walla Walla,
Wash:-has',.--i)assed an- ordinance
granting a franchise, to build and Op
erate -for S Tears-"an electric street
car line in Walla Walla. : The right
to build in any and all' streets is prac
tically granted. .Grantees , may . use
single . trQlley or othr.- electric, sys
tem. -":4i -' :v-;-v- '
"e-- -& A;Valuable ttch. t-
The dredger -which "Is- engaged in
c-KBinn the Olympic "Marsh drainage
ditch.r.W!est.,of Sedpv-Wooley,. Wash.,
has nearly completed its contract so
far as the Olympic ditch is concerned.
When completed . the, ditch will have
cose upwards of $30,000." '
-ii-io' -25 5p;!ISpMcl.
When it only takes 35 ; potatoes .to
fill a sack they are- - considered - pretty
gopd.s.izedfBpuds" and the-jgrpund that
yields potatoes of thatie'lieBJadjar
cent to ArTirreton.WaslH TheJyield
per -Screejof tatatdesLh iier .'D0
use on the Pacific in addition to the
two now under .construction.
Will Develop Oil Und.' ' -;."
- A syndicate has been . formed "at
Baker City. Ore to develop a large
tract of land in the Malheur County
oil district ,-; jfjv.a -;i:-:fe;a;o
. . . Saliabnry'a Souvenir. -:"., '
A peculiar souvenir is kept in Lord
Salisbury's historic home at Hatfield.
It is a stone, over a pound in weight
with which the window of Lord Salis
bury's carriage was smashed at Dum
fries on Oct 21, 1884. His two daugh
ters were seated with his lordship In
the vehicle, but fortunately all three es
caped uninjured. Lord Salisbury had
on that occasion delivered the last of a
series of speeches in Scotland. . r- ;. .
-. 'it "".Orangei for". itiew" York.'1"' ' "
-The fir st'carloarf of 1901 oranges to
leave California was shipped -October
27 from - .forterville- to- Wew . x ork.
The .car was: Appropriately- decorated
as it was -a -records-breaker- for that
state.. 'Cj-".v'Cr.-'-".-i'i;v l---.
. Wnen-TniB Bmr Shines aunng a rain, Is
it a sign that the devil is getting mar
ried, or is It a sign that the devil is hav
ing a party? . We have heard both
stories.- " ' - " " ',
- Peach cobbler is the sixteen-year-old
girl of the pastry family."
A shirt waist is made for men, but
we'd just like to see a man wear one.
- When a thing sella for 15 cents, yon
ought to get two for a quarter.
How Could It Be Expected 7
"You said," asserted the irate - cus
tomer," "that this tonic would - make
hair grow." -
T did," admitted the clerk.
-The customer removed his hat and
showed a head as smooth as a billiard
ball. . i : is -:-v-.""5
"I've been using that tonic for three
months,": he said.
"Oh, that' all right" answered the
clerk promptly.,. "You have no hair to
grow. If you had the tonic would work ; The most severe critics old-fashioned
all right ; What more can you expect r people have are girls between 12 and
umoago i-on. . 1 20 years of age.
ALaru tne xnieves' Klna-era.
A merchant has - hit upon a novel
method of protecting his cash box from
marauding fingers. He sprinkles the
box with a powder which has the pe
culiar effect of dying the skin blue, the
color being merely Intensified by wash
ing. - - J sf'J -
- A woman In love is 'more or less fool
ish, but she never finds it out so long
His Way 'of Traveling.
. , Not Killed Yet. ;;-.
Nymrodd (after his trip) It's sur-
I prising the number of poor marksmen
who go hunting. In. Maine. , . , :f, .
Shelley How do you know? .-.
, Nymrodd Why, I met three guides
who were Over 50 years bid. Puck. " '
-' ! Tbe Kesult.
Traveling . Acquaintance! ; wondeJ :
that the regular passengers don't agi
tate for better service. ' '- ;"
: . Commuter We do, at . times, but it
merely gets us agitated. Puck.
Eepresentative Nue What- do : :,yo.
consider the most convenient and eco
nomical way. to travel? .?
Senator iPuleniTrrDn a pass, i - i
-' A' Commercial View of. It. - ;
I "You .seem to hold my kisses very
cheap," pouted the pretty maiden. :,'-.
v'Wby not?" remarked the airy young.
broker ,'Sugar Is away down again,.
-you know." Cleveland Plain Dealer. ,
"'.; Drawlna Conclusions. '
Blowitzi-Hear about my luek?" I got
a job six weeks ago at $30 a week with
a promise of $40 after the first month
if my -work was satisfactory. l
Newftt Too bad.! What are .you do
ing, now? 'in ' -.' r.j.. .
-r -nvyift-WAttne HoapaW'Uli:
To; bejsure," feaid . the .kindly minis-;
ter ; to the . man. who had lost, both , his
legs -in a railway accident "you have
been seriously; injured, but you must be
grateful that your life Is spared."
;Tres,". said the'sufferer, vtrylng to
look cheerful. ","'1 can't kick:" Somer-
ville Journal.1'"' V ' '-' '.- '
"' : -" 'v.-.,. --V As -Uanal.
" Mrs. Vbh'Blumer That cook Was the
Worst thing I -ever had in. my house;
Von Blumer Yeav:you : aeted as If
you didn't like her.- . .
I couldn't help.it .Why, it was all
l could do to write her out a . good rec
ommendation." Life. " -
- '' -lmaeerr Run Wild.
L' 5Sfuggihs-r-Is your wife fond of. fic-
Buggins-Well, she seems to read , a
lot of cook books. Philadelphia Kec
ord. r : . '''.""..'
.iKi.. Ths Outlook. " -'
ToOnbrrow does not worry me '
; Through all its tricks of hope I.see,:- ,
Vain, too, its effort to dismayr-,-:
'Twill be just this same old to-day. .
i . , , 1honaht;ul. ciT
'"Say,: boss," he began,. "I don't want
no money, l only ass. ye ter pass me
iilter dat- lunch .. joint and . buy me- a
square meal." ' t ,
'Poor- man!" exclaimed the philan
thropist "I can't do that but the next
man you ask may, so here's a pepsin
tablet in case you overeat yourself."
Philadelphia Press., , , . ,
'! - The Objecttoa to Novelty.- ...
At humorous things I fain would roar;
A iest I. truly prize it.
Bnt if we've never met before.
How shall I recognize it?
Another Compliment-Gone .Wrong-.
''This pie is excellent" said the min
ister, who had been invited out to tea,
and Mrs," Bjenkins; being a church
member, had to swallow her pride and
say:-" " -.-: ' '
Yes, I got It at the baker's." Somer-
ville Journal. -- '." .
Miss Jimplecute Are you fond
animals, Mr. Wyndham?
Mr. Wyndham Well, I like spring
lamb. Somervllle Journal. "
1 Bit Not from Hr,
"Well, what on earth did be marry
for?" , " .- t '
"For sympathy .V v . . .
"And he didn't get even that?"
"Oh." yes, from his friends." Phila
delphia Press. - - -
'. ' ".. Absorbed His.
' Muggins Do' you believe that a hus
band and wife gradually absorb each
other's characteristics aud become as
one? "... j
Bugglns Certainly. - When- I first
married my wife she didn't have a
necktie to her - name.-Philadelphia
' ' -.- Twelve Business Maxima. - -
The president of the London Cham- -
ber of Commerce gives twelve maxims
which he has tested through years of
business experience, and which he rec
ommends as tending to Insure success:.
1. Have a definite aim.
2. Go straight for It. r .
3. Master aU details. -- '
4. . Always know more than you are
expected to know.
' 5. Remember that difficulties are
only made to overcome.
- G. ' Treat failures as stepping-stones
to further effort
7. Never put your hand out further'
than yon can draw It back. - ..-- 7 , .:
8. . At times be bold; always prudent
9. The minority often beats tbe ma
jority in the end. . i t
10. Make good use of other men's
brains. --. .-
lL Listen well; answer cautiously;
decide promptly. .
- 12. Preserve, by all means In your
power,"a sound mind in a sound body."
. - : . .. : Maine's Canneries. ' .
Maine has ITS factories in which fish
and vegetables are canned.