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About The news=record. (Enterprise, Wallowa County, Or.) 1907-1910 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 7, 1907)
EIOTOTJS SCENES IN THE WINE WAE IN FRANCE. I TO pbedict the weatheb. I
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The wine war In France has recent
ly resulted in dangerous demonstra
tions. Not since the height of the Drey
fus scandal has such a sensational
STOBY OF A STURDY SWEDE.
.Remarkable Lite of a Little Known
Emigrant, coachman, niult'.mllllon
alre! These are the three grades In
the life of C. A. Smith, a Swede who
lives In Minneapolis. Smith Is only 54,
and the next stage In his life will be
given up to placing his descendants on
rock of fortune that will endure for
The story of this sturdy, thrifty
Swede Is one of the many stories of
fortune which the Northwest loves to
tell. Smith tumbled off an emigrant
train In Minneapolis on June 28, 1807,
at the age of 14. He was a strong boy,
without a word of English, but In a day
or two he went to work as a chore boy
at the home of ex-Governor PUlsbury.
His native name was unpronounceable,
o he became Smith. Soon be was good
enough to drive the coach. He went to
ccbool a little, and then entered Pllls
liury's hardware store. Finally Smith
weut Into the store business himself,
with PUlsbury as his partner. It was
at Herman, Minn., auA they sold grain,
lumber and farm Implements. Every
year the young man was gaining busi
ness wisdom, putting more money away,
and becoming Americanized.
In a few years the country store was
too small for brs activities. He went
tack to MInenapolls, and the first of
the C. A. Smith lumber mills started
to cut logs In 1884. The business grew,
-and the mills with It, until they soon
were the largest In the world. In 1899
Mr. Smith bought ont the PUlsbury In
terests In the business. Since then the
big company has been composed of but
-one man. C. A. Smith, who says he be
lieves be owns more standing timber
to-day than any other one man. Either
Mr. Smith or James B. Walker of
Minneapolis owns most It Is a ques
tion of which Is entitled to ths title of
largest" owner la the world.
When the vast woods of Minnesota
and Wisconsin bffan to disappear Mr.
Smttb led tne way to the wooded slopes
of the Padflc. where be now owns mora
scene been enacted In the Chamber of
Deputies as was witnessed when Pre
mier Clemenceau demanded a Tote of
confidence. The wildest rumors were
millions of standing trees than his mills
can convert Into lumber during his life
time. And be Is well aware of this
fact He admits it, and Is buying more
every week, almost every hour. He de
clares he will never sell a single acre
of timber land. His aim Is to secure
enough standing timber so that bis sons
and their sons and grandsons may
make planks aud shingles from the
family forests long after the rest of the
North American continent has been de
nuded. In 1873 Mr. Smith married Johanna
Anderson, whose parents came from
Wermeland, Sweden. They have five
The Term for It.
"My weight," said Huskle, "la exact
ly 250 pounds."
"You mean with all your heavy
clothes on?" queried Ascum.
"No, sir! That's my net weight"
"Net? Most folks would call that
gross." Philadelphia Press.
A Kansas woman won a tiosband by
a song. We know a lot of husoauds
who would be dear at that.
C A. SMITH.
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IJV THE JTREfcTI OJT
swept about, one being that mutiny had
spread throughout the entire army aud
that it ' would be Impossible to check
the winegrowers' revolt Following the
desertion of the Seventeenth Heglmeut,
half of the Elghty-flrst Regiment, sent
against the mutineers, Joined them.
The One Hundredth Regiment also
mutinied. Fresh troops from the north
of France were hurried Into the dis
The authorities of Narbonne Issued
orders that specific routes should be
followed by those attending the. funer
als of the riot victims. The routes were
entirely Isolated by troops In the hope,
of preventing dangerous demonstra
tions. The Flrt Marlborough.
Herbert Paul in bis book on Queen
Anne of England paints a queer picture
of the great Duke of Marlborough.
He was not truthful. He was not
straightforward. He was not honest
In his love of money aud his capacity
for hoarding It he rivaled those wretch
ed misers who have done no more
than contemplate their gains. And yet,
such are the strange freaks In which
nature Indulges, this mean and selfish
Intriguer was endowed with perfect
courage, with an Irresistible charm of
manner, with a temper which even his
wife failed to disturb, with a brala
that no sophistry could obscure and
with a military genius before which
criticism Is humbly silent
He was treacherous even In a treach
erous age. ' Wholly devoid of cruelty
and by nature humane, he Is said nev
er to have sacrificed an unnecessary
life. He used his fellow creatures for
his own purposes, and when he had no
further use for them he forgot their
existence. He made his plans and car
ried them out with the absolute effi
ciency of sheer Intelligence and th se
rene Implacability of Impersonal fate.
"It's a good Idea to have something
laid by for a rainy day."
"Yep," answered Peter Corntossel ;
"only that kind o' cash is a good deal
like a reg'lar umbrell'. Some other fel
ler Is liable to walk off with It Jes' as
the shower starts." Washington Star.
Gladys I am going to buy an auto
mobile, and I want you to go along
and help me select one. Cousin Jack
Not for me, little girl. Why, I even
wouldn't pick you out a husband.
The only reason some men don't
marry a second time Is because they
don't hare the chance.
Discount your expectations at least
eighty per cent
Watrh Anlmnln, Bird and Fluhru a
Very Reliable Korecuaiers.
Before a rainstorm the cat nearly al
ways washes her face. Why? Some
claim that the atmosphere exi'ites tile
?lwtrlc!t.v In the cut's fur, Irritating
her, and to overcome the tingling sen
sations she sets to washing herself.
Or If there is no cat In the house a
maiden lady next door may possess a
loquacious parrot If the bird sits and
makes a sort of hissing noise you may
be sure there will be rain before night.
If you have an aquarium of goldfish
you may observe that they will become
unusually active some sunny after
noon. -They will dart about In the
water and flap their little talis. This
Is a sign of rain. One seldom need fear
getting wet If he lives In the country".
Horses, cows, sheep, hogs, dogs, pea
cocks all evince certain peculiarities
before a storm.
Supiwse you are a master of a skyc
terrier or any other dog. No doubt
you have often seen him burying bones ;
yet you never took notice of the fact
that he did this shortly before It rained.
In the days when man wandered
through the forests a savage creature,
clothed principally with sunshine aud
smiles, he took little care of the dog.
It required all the efforts of the tribal
ancestor to take care of himself. So
the dog had to be on the lookout for a
Dogs in those days lived mostly on
fowls. Now, In rainy weather, fowls
are hard to catch. So the early iMt of
man caught game before the rain began
and burled It, so he should not die of
hunger In case the storm contluued.
This Instinct still remains with the
Horses become uneasy as a storm
approaches. They fidget and neigh Im
patiently in their stalls.
As the sky becomes overcast asses
bray and show their asinine defiance
of the Inevitable. Before a storm cows
Some day you may walk Into a field
and see a flock of sheep in n corner
Willi their backs turned to the north
west. If you wait long enough you
will see a wind blow up from that di
rection. At other times the sheep run and
bound over the fields, rearing on their
hind feet as If they were fighting Imag
inary foes. This indicates a disturb
ance of the atmosphere and the ap
proach of a brisk storm.
Hogs, as would be typical of them,
grunt before 'It rains.
When lions eat revenously circus
trainers know there Is going to be bad
weather. Then they take purtlculur
precautions In fastening the polos and
ropes of circus tents.
Birds also evince feelings of discom
fort before Inclement weather. Swal
lows fly low, rooks caw discordantly,
and peacocks and guinea hens cry con
stantly. Wnter fowl before a rain
make n bee line for & lake or river.
The weather has a noticeable effect
on llsh of all kinds. Fishermen will
tell you that trout become electrified
with energy before a storm. As If In
Joyful anticipation of a feast, sharks
disport playfully about ships before a
Persons living near rivers or streams
can gauge the weather by the croak of
frogs. As the weather becomes warm
and dry or wet and disagreeable the
frog's croak varies, ascending and de
scending In the scale of sound like a
barometer. Detroit News-Tribune.
Will Glre Fiancee Proof.
There Is a man In Pittsburg who
will be married In a short while and
will occupy the house a few rooms of
which be has used during his bachelor
days. He takes the greatest pleasure
In showing his Intimate friends about
the place and Is especially delighted at
the astonishment they express when
his own "den" Is reached. He has al
ways been a quiet, studious fellow,
but as refitted the room gives the ap
pearance of the lounging place of a
regular rounder. There are racks of
long pljies, photographs of actresses
are stuck about the chimney glass, a
shelf of beer steins runs all the way
around the room and a few feminine
gloves, handkerchiefs and fans are
"Great Scott. Jack!" the last visitor
gasped, "where did you get this outfit
1 "Bought out a college fellow," was
the complacent reply. "Just think how
pleased that dear lltfte girl will be
when she sees all this truck and thinks
how much wickedness she has won me
away from!" Harper's Weekly.
Answering" a Fool Question.
The attendant In the dentist's office
approached the man with the swollen
jaw who had Just entered.
"Do you want to have a tooth ex
tracted?" she Inquired.
"Want to!" be snorted. "Want to!
What do you think I am, a lunatic?
I've got to." Ann Arbor Chaparral.
He Did Not Need It.
Buskin I can't go on. I haven't any
makeup. Manager What are you play
ing to-night? Buskin The fool In
Manager Oo right on. Never mind
Attachment for Pane.
So many housewives have suffered
burned lingers while examining ths
contents of a boiling pot that It la
small wonder they
are anxious to pro
cure some utensil
which would obvi
ate this disagree
able feature of
seems to have at
tained the coveted
utensil In the very
lkveb lists covEB. shown In the Illus
tration. As here shown the cooking
pot Is provided with a handle of mora
than the average length. In connec
tion with the handle, In close reach of
the user's hand Is a small lever. By
grasping the latter and forcing It down
a connecting rod raises the lid of ths
pot, the lid being hinged to the edge
of the post close to the handle. There
Is absolutely no danger of burning tin
fingers or hand. Another advantage ia
the fact that any liquid In the pot can
also be drained off quickly and with
A Simple Steamed Pndillntr.
Sift together one cup of entire wheat
flour, half a cup of white flour, half a
teaspoonful of snlt, one tenspoonful of
soda, one teaspoonful of cinnamon, mace
and cloves nixed together. Beat one
egg. Add half n cup each of molasses
and milk and stir Into the dry Ingredi
ents. Stir In four tablesjioonfuls of
melted butter aud three-fourths of a
cup of fruit (currants, sultana raisins,
citron, candled peel, chopped figs, dates
or prunes), either a variety or a com
bination of two or more. Steam two
and one-half hours. Serve with hard
sauce. The dry Ingredients might be
sifted Into a mixing bowl and the fruit
gotten ready beforehand, but the liquid
should not be added until time of cook
ing. Marble Spice Cake.
Cream three-quarters of a cup of but
ter with two cups of sugar, then divide
Into equal parts. Into one part put the
beaten yolks of four eggs and the stiff
ened whites Into the other half. Into
the light part stir three-quarters of a
cup of sweet milk and two small cupi
sf flour sifted with a teaspoonful of bak
ing powder. Into the dork part put a
teaspoonful of allspice, one-half tea
sixonful each of ginger, cloves and nut
meg, one teaspoonful of cinnamon and
a teaspoonful of vanilla extract. Stir
the two parts lightly together, not
enough to blend them, but Just enough
to give the batter a "marbled" effect
Bake In a loaf tin.
Seasoning; Apple Plea.
For the average-sized pie take three
quarters cup of sugar, a pinch of salt,
for apples are always Improved by salt,
two level tablespoonfuls of flour to ab
sorb the Juice, and one-half level ten
spoonful of cinnamon. Mix all the sea
soning together, then sprinkle a part
of It over the under crust before put
ting In any of the apple. Put the ap
ples In three layers, with seasoning be
tween; then moisten In the edges of the
crust and press together well. Now cut
several g.J gashes In the top crust,
for the steam to escape; the Juice will
be taken up by the flour and none of
the pie will be lost.
Cabbaa-e and Pepper Salad.
Use a crisp, tender white cabbage;
remove the wilted leaves, divide Into
quarters and cut off most of the core.
Let stand In cold, salted water for one
hour. Drain and slice as fine as pos
sible. Drain It well and pour over a
sour cream dressing. Mix two table
spoonfuls of lemon Juice with one cup
of sour cream, add a saltspoon of salt
and two tablespoons of sweet green
peppers minced fine. This dressing
may be used on sliced tomatoes or cu
cumbers. Plng-Pongr Halls.
Two teaspoonfuls melted butter, one
cup of sugar, two eggs, two and one
half cups rolled oats, one teaspoonful
baking powder, a pinch of s'alt and
ne teaspoonful of vanilla. Cream the
butter and sugar, beat eggs and add
vanilla and salt and mix all together;
then add rolled oats and baklnir nnr.
der. Stir well and drop by spoonful
Into pan, pinching up Into shape with
Angers. Bake ten minutes In quite
a hot oven. Do not brown too much.
To Clean Knives.
An easy way to clean knlvea Is fa nw
a small piece of old Brussels carpet.
sprinkled well with either bath brick
or emery powder and sllehtlv mnist-.
ened with menthylated spirit Double
over and rub the knives backward and
forward, using the left hand to stead