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About The news=record. (Enterprise, Wallowa County, Or.) 1907-1910 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 10, 1907)
"Why do men wear suspenders?"
nxks a magazine writer. ' Don't an
swer. He knnvs why.
to cross their flowery paths. So what a
the use the birds sing their own, tunes,
the flowers breathe their wn fragrifnce
and the women go without pockets just
A German doctor duHcribes Thaw's
trouble as "dementia plutocratla."
Mor.il : Don't get rich if you have children.
At the same time, do not confound
"dementia Americana" with the already
existing and highly unpopular mephitis
A New York woman weighing 490
pounds Is suing for a divorce. She
probably wouldn't miss a little thing
like a 150-pound luiKbund. ' ,
While the Boston soul Is reported to
weigh only an ounce, It Is thought that
the Boston Intellect would have to be
weighed on the hay scales.
Word comes from Russia that the
government Intends to hang 300,000
t-adicals. We are hardly willing to be
lieve that this Is a conservative esti
mate. Once It is aroused, there is quite a
wholesome sentiment In this country
against printing newspapers that have
to be hidden from the boys and girls at
A Georgia bride demurred at the
word "obey" In the ceremony, but said
Hlie would "try" to obey her husband.
If she does that, It will be a good deal
more than most married women do.
Children can ask thousands of ques
tions that are difficult to answer ; but a
woman seldom meets a more perplexing
moment than when her little boy asks'
her for the first time, "What Is honor,
mother?" It is a gloriously untranslat
able word. Yet It must be explained,
and so explained as to show Itself, like
wisdom, more precious than rubles.
Definition Is likely to fall. The small
boy listens to a long lecture on being
honorable, and on being asked, "Do you
understand It now?" replies gloomily,
"Yes; It's being a great deal better
than you need to be, when nobody's go
ing to know whether you are or not!"
Example Is better than argument for
the Inspiration of the child, and he
will respond quickly to the high appeal
when It Is made through a genuine
case. Two nickels were given to a
small boy as he was going to Sunday
school, and although he knew they
were Intended for the offertory, he kept
one. Ills wise mother told him the sim
ple story of a little-known act of Sir
Richard Wallace. By the will of Lord
Hertford, Sir Richard Inherited a great
many valuable works of art and a con
siderable fortune. Some time after be
came into possession of the bequest he
learned through a common friend that
Lord Hertford had Intended to alter
his will so as to give a large sum of
money to some other relatives. "Can
you give me the particulars ana we
names?" he Inquired. His Informant
was able to do so, and he at once turn
ed over to the persons $300,000 a large
sum, even to a man of his wealth. A
friend asked Sir Richard, "Can you i
afford to do that? Have you enough I
A Connecticut man came home the
other night und found that his wife
had eloped with a burglar. That he
was no professional burglar was evi
denced by tho fact that he left every
thing of value.
The army officers who have been
appointed to dig the Panama Canal
will receive $14,000 a year, In addition
to glory and their usual pay. If they
get the ditch dug they will earn every
dollar they receive.
They do some things better In Mex
ico. The manager of a hull-fight In
Monterey advertised that a certain
number of bulls would be In the ring.
For producing one bull less than the
announced number the man was fined
$200 by the municipal authorities.
A little sentiment which Mr. Cleve
land put forth on his 70th birthday,
and by which the occasion might well
ie remembered : "I believe that we
jiuist set ourselves against the fallacy
.that a city life Is the easier und more
productive of happiness." Mr. Cleve
land has had nmple experience of life,
lotli In the city and In the country.
FLOWEUS USED ON STAMPS.
;hrrMnthemiimi (or Japan Thistle
Blonomi for Newfoundland.
' Japan and - Newfoundland are the
only countries, which have given recog
nition to the floral kingdom In' the Is
sues of their stamps. Trees have been
portrayed upon stamps by many coun
tries, especially thoso situated In the
tropics, but It is only on the stamps of
Newfoundland and Japan that a flower
appears. The chrysanthemum, the na
tional flower of Japan, Is given a con
spicuous place upon all the postage
stamps Issued by the government, and
upon many of the denominations It oc
cupies the central portion of the stamp.
For nearly ten years, from' 1807 to
1866, a conspicuous feature of all the
stamps of Newfoundland was a bou
quet of thistle blossoms within the cen
ter of a delicately engraved back
ground. This Issue of stamps Is ex
ceedingly popular with collectors ' and
Is known as "the thistle Issue."
Japan Is the only country which has
ever Issued a wedding postage stamp.
Seven years ago, when the heir appar
ent was married, a special stamp In
honor of the event was issued by order
of the Emperor. This stamp Is nearly
twice as large as our own and red In
color. With a large oval Is shown a
table, around which sit the bride and
bridegroom, with cups ofisakL On each
corner of the table are branches of pine,
the evergreen signifying unchange
ableness. It Is supposed to In
sure long life to the young couple. Upon
the table cover are depicted several
cranes, which are said to be typical of
a thousand years of existence. This Is
the only stamp Issued by the Japanese
government which does not have the
denomination In both Japanese and En
Belgium lays claim to an odd type of
with the maxim of Publlus Syrus:
What Is left when honor Is lost?"
motn'oa atamna MflTlT nponlfi In LSel'
left?" Quick as thought he replied 4 to or recelv.
Ing letters on Sunday. In recognition
of this sentiment the Belgian govern
ment ordered that a new Issue of
"Dementia Americana" was an un- gtomr,. made. This "Sunday" stamp
lucky phrase for Harry Thaw. It was lg ionger than the regular Issues and
not supported Dy circumstances in nis tne bottom portion Is perforated, form
case, and therefore had the opposite mg a gort 0f a coupon a third of an
effect from tnat wnicn was lntenaea inc nem. On this coupon Is an rn-
by Mr. Delmas. But there Is another gCrption to the effect that the letter
kind of dementia from which there Is 0 wnich s attached shall not be
no doubt young Thaw has long suffered, delivered on Sunday. ' In affixing
rri 1. I .- .1 -.... I n ninn4.l ' ... .... I . J 1.
iuul is ueuieimu jjei-uuiuc, luc uimuii stamp to a letter, IT ine writer uesires
decay that steals upon the children of that the communication shall be dellv-
the rich In this country. Not all rich ere)j immediately, even though It shall
men s sons are afflicted -with it, but arrive on Sunday, he tears off the cou
some of them are. The victim of de- pon and affixes the main part of the
mentla pecuniae Is one who, being m stamp. Boston Transcript
possession of great wealth which he
has not made and of the value of
which, consequently, yhe Is quite Ignor-
la Unlncltr Paper Moicr.
Large numbers of clipped $2 bills
Of the Congressmen who have served
Blnce the foundation of this govern,
ment, more than twelve thousand hull
vlduals, only thirty-four have served
twenty years or more. The longest
Bcrvico was that of John II. Ketchaiu
of New York, who served thirty-three
venrs. and was a member when he
4lltd. Mr. Cameron, who comes next
lias served thirty-two years. Since he
Is elected to the next Cohgreus, he
will, If he lives to the end of his term,
take the lirst place In the list of vet
An English Court lately sentenced to
Imprisonment for twelve months the
manager of an insolvent bank who had
Issued deceptive circulars to Induce the
public to deposit money In the Institu
tion. Ono of the charges on which the
man whs convicted was that ho had
published false lh lance-sheets. Indicat
ing that ten thousand pounds had beeu
deposited, when no BUch sum was rep
resented on tho books. The English
laws relating to false and fraudulent
iitatouirnts In advertisements are much
'more stringent than those In this coun
try. There are notorious financial ad
vertisers In the United States who
would be serving terms in prison If
the laws permitted tho punishment of
those who Issue misleading and decep
ant, gives himself up to' enjoyment. He have reached the treasury department
is Idle, to begin with, and Idleness Is at Washington for redemption In the
fatal. He gratifies every desire that last three years. These bills, are all
comes Into his head, If the gratification cornerless. That Is, all four corners
can be purchased, and most can be. have either been torn off or neatly cut
He lives In luxury, which Is bad for off with scissors or knife.
anv human being, however strong. He The officials who interest themselves
does not educate himself, often being, In tracing such things quickly ascer-
like Thaw, unable even to write a let- talned that a superstition of racing peo-
ter nbove the Intelligence of a 10-year- pie lay back of the cornerless $2 bills.
old child.' He does not discipline his It was found that some years ago .the
mind, but allows It to wander wherever pikers In the racing game developed an
it may, thus losing the powers of con- antipathy, to the $2 notes, considering
secntlvD thouirht and concentration. He tnem uniucKy.
..buses hi?' senses and so dulls them. Their method of exorcising the devil
until t Inst rhev have to be excited of 111 luck clinging to the $2 bill was
by iiowerful stimulants. Generally he tear or cut off the corners before
has Inherited a tendency toward ner- putting It Into play. The Idea spread,
vous disease, for the process of making Infected the bookmakers and some
great wealth has not Improved his bookmakers who received large num
ftw. hith. nnd atremrrhen. tht. bers of $2 bills in the course of a day's
WOMEN'S SMALL BBAXTTS.
Doctor Examlnea 70,000 Cum and
Reveals Economy of Nature.
Prpbably.no one has made as ex
haustive a study of the comparative
izes of men's and women's brains as
Dr. Roese, of Berlin, who, says the
New York Sun, has taken the facial
and skull measurements of 70,000 per
sons, Including 45,000 school boys and
girls. In his observations were includ
ed Germans, Swedes, Danes, Dutch,
Bohemians and Swiss.
He has written a report of his de
ductions in which he gives the ad
vantage to men and boys from every
point of view. Boys have bigger brain
capacity than girls, he says, In a de
gree which cannot be accounted for
on the general ground of better phys
ical development In fact he confirms
conclusions reached by other students
that from the ninth year to the close
of school age girls on the average are
better nourished and developed than
boys. The brains of well-grown girls
boys. The brains of well-grown girls,
however, remain inferior in size to
those of physically backward boys. In
the full-grown woman the skull and
the brain remain on a childish plane of
The fact that school girls often seem
to reach better results than boys, that
their actual accomplishments seem
greater, he accounts for by the fact
that they reach maturity, the degree
of perfection of which they are ca
pable, sooner than boys. But the girl
stops there, while the boy goes on for
years developing and acquiring, and
only reaches his full power of utili
zation years later. When he does so,
however, he has far surpassed the
level to which the girl attained. In
other words, his. ' mental growth as
compared with the woman's Is, not un
like the development of his physical
Dr. Roese adds that of course, his
deductions apply only to normal or
average cases. He thinks the differ
ence In the sexes Is due to the fact
that the principal duty of woman Is
motherhood, and nature cannot afford
to waste on her either physical or
mental powers which are not essential
to that function.
by the excessive use of tobacco, liquor
and sometimes of drugs. A man In
this state has no reason and no will,
properly speaking. He literally can
not resist any impulse, except through
the ojieratlou of fear; nryl too often
such a man, accustomed to find money
nil-powerful, . does not fear even Jus
tice, which ho thinks can be bought,
like everything else. Fortunately, men
It Is said the women do not want
piH'kets. Of course they, don't They
are loyal to the style. They don't
make themselves unhappy thinking
what ought to be. They take the fash
Ions as they come and make themselves
as happy and beautiful as it is possible
to be and they succeed wonderfully.
Hut when Jennie comes home and tells
William that she doesn't know where
site left her pocketbook and says there
was $27.45 In It he arises in a state of
submerged wrath and goes up into the
bathroom and denounces M. Blanc and
all his Parisian gang In words almost
profane. Bat does that do any good?
Not a particle. The world swims along
as before and In the swim Is the pock'
ties woman, as radiant and serene as
if there were no hatbands In tbs world
operations fell into the habit of clip
ping with scissors the corners of such
notes as they couldn't unload 1 upon
Now It Is reported that distrust of
the $2 note is becoming general and
that the cornerless notes are appearing
In many different places.
NO SUCH RECORD OP TALK.
Plftr-nlnth Congrcu the Most Talk'
atlve in the Country's History.
Completed records made by clerks
of the Senate and House show that the
last Congress the Fifty-ninth did
more talking than any other In the his
tory of the country. Their researches
go back fourteen years, or to the Fifty'
second Congress. The latter Congress
filled 2,020 pages of the Congressional
Record with its talk, as against 4,810
for the Fifty-ninth. ,
In the Fifty-second Congress 10,323
bills were Introduced, but the Fifty-
ninth se,t a new figure with 25,897. The
Fifty-second Congress was In session
340 legislative days and 'passed 398
public and 324 private bills. The Fif
ty-ninth was In session 227 legislative
days and passed 602 public' and 6,248
private acts. Most sf the measures
known as private acts are for the cor
rection of military records or the grant
No Congress ever passed the number
of bills that were made into law as the
Fifty-ninth. It appears that such a
thing as a dishonorable discharge from
the army or navy, uncorrected by leg
islative act, will soon be a positive curi
osity. Congress Is not only generous to
the nation's fighting men In the matter
of pensions, but It Is also charitable in
the matter of expunging from the rec
ords anything set down against their
Her lna-enaema Observation. :
"Charley, Wear,'.' said young Mrs. Tor-
of this character are seldom interested .klns, "the horses are In good form at
enough In anything to commit serious the track. .
crimes, but if the temptation should "Ves." was the answer, In a tone of
come to them they would find It 1m- irritation.
nnsslhlA to resist. The life of Thaw that aoesn I prevent some of
should be a warning to rich men who the betters from, being In bad shape,
have sons. They should give their aoes 11 vtasningwu otar.
money to public charity rather than to
boys who would be ruined by it
Got. Stuart of Pennsylvania said re
cently In Ilarrlsburg of a bill that he
I "This bill, at first glance, Is full of
The clubwoman giggled.
"You know, my husband's birthday protalse and enthusiasm and hope, but
is next week," she said, "and I " It Is naive. It ls like tho young man
Laughter overcame her for the no- of Kensington who proposed for the
ment hand of the millionaires aaugnter.
"and I have been taking a cigar ''Well,' said the millionaire, frown-
out of his case every day for the last ing thoughtfully.. what are your pros-
three months. Well," she went on, pects? Is there any chance of promo-
"I've got a huudred now, and I'll give tlon In your business?'
them to him for a birthday present" " 'Any chance?' cried the young man.
'Well, I should say so. x Why, we em-
what she Needed. ploy 200 men, and my Job Is next to the
Miss Sllmm This dressmaker does lowMt ln the establishment
not seem to have developed the stylish The Prise Cow.
curves very well In this gown. Take for yourself a well red cow,
Miss Knox No; you ought to go to get 'her on full feed cram and feed
My Hair is
Do you like it? Then why
be contented with it? Have
to be? Oh, no! Just put on
Ayer's Hair Vigor and have
long, thick hair; soft, even
hair; beautiful hair, without a
single gray line In It. Have a
little pride. Keep young just
as long as you can.
"Iim flft7-MTD run old, and until re
cently raj hair was Yery pray. But ln s tew
weeks Ayer'i Hair Vigor reatoretl ths natural
color to my hair to now there la not a gray
balr to be seen."-J. W. Haksov, Boulder
by 3.0. Ayer Co., Lowell,
Also manufacturers of
W W J CHEWY PBCTOML.
Mrs. Wlckler Dear me ! how all the
necessaries of life have gone up.
Wlckler No; they haven't all gone
Mrs. Wlckler Well, I should like
you to mention one thing that hasn't
Wlckler Certainly. My salary. II-
Dos;s and Musical Tones.
The capacity of dogs to distinguish
musical tones has been made the sub
ject of elaborate experiments by Dr.
Otto Kallscher, of Berlin, and the re
sults have just been published In the
proceedings of the Berlin Academy of
Sciences. Dr. Kallscher trained his
dogs to pick up and eat morsels of
meat set before them only when a cer
tain" note was sounded.-'
St. Vitus Sane ana all Nervous Starasea
permanently cured by Dr. Kline's Ureal
.run HMtnrer. nenfi rur r iii-.fi. az trial doimb ana
treatise. Dr. K. ILKUne, LA.. sal Arch BU, PMla.,l-a.
How the Ball Wound Up.
"Taas, de beauty an' chivalry ob
Smoketown mingled In the ballroom."
"Mingled, yo say?"
"Mingled, till 'bout 'leven o'clock.
en dey mixed." Houston (Texas)
Not Committing Himself.
"Do you find my daughter's voice Im
proving, Mr. Sculcher?" asked Mrs. Up-
"Improving?" said the professor of
vocal training. "Why, my dear madam,
It's er pot the tame voice at all."
Mothers will find Mrs. WlnsloWs Soothing
!yru p the best remedy to use lor their children
luring the teething period.
Clever at That.
"Who Is that seedy-looking man over
"That's Burroughs. He's a real mas
ter at constructing short stories."
"Oh, an author, eh?"
"No. I mean he-can think up coy
number of ways of telling you he's
broke." Philadelphia Press. 1
. Queer. -
Ascum He, doesn't seem to be very
popular (ln political circles Just now.
Wise No. lie has Just launched, a
boom tor himself as "the popular can
didate." Philadelphia, Press.
The way some men eat soup deserves
the attention of the Society for the Pre
vention of Useless Noises.
-Are they ladles' tall-
Padder & Co.
Miss Knox No; upholsterers. Phil
adelphla Press. I
and stuff and cram her for, say, a year,
Go to the trouble of washing, and cur
rying and scrubbing arjd combing her
twice a day, get down on your hunk
ers, my friend, . sandpaper her hoofs,
groom her leg, polish. fier horns and
. Way of One Man.
He was romantic, but bashful for his
age. '. At 25 It Is expected nowadays
that a man should be matter of fact
She was 'his equal ln romance, but a
trifle older, old enough. Indeed, to be
a widow. - The conversation bad turn
ed on the ever-important subject of
motbers-in-law. There was a lull ln the
argument, Gazing far, she sighed and
"Ah, me! I shall never1 have another
He looked at her with interest for a
moment . and then suddenly blurted
"My mother died when I was very
young!" ' ' . v v
"It was an inadvertence, but he could
not draw back. She threw herself into
his arms, and they have lived happily
Water from an artesian well at Ostend
which has been wasted for fifty years has
now been discovered to possess medicinal
qualities similar to th waters of Vichy.
Shake Into Your Shoes
Allen's Foot-Ease. A powder. It makes tight
or new shoes feel easy. It it a certain cure lor
aveating, callous and hot, tired, aching; feet.
BOia Dy in imifrguis. rr.ee jkhj. inai peer
age mailed FREE. Address Allen 8. Olmsted,
LeBoy, i'ew York.
"So yon are one of the men who
went west to grow up with the coun
"No," answered the prosperous and
serene citizen. "I am one of the men
who went west to show the country
how to grow up properly." Washing
He Had Knouajh.
"Here's a note," said, the postal clerk.
"from a man complaining that his mall
Isn't delivered regularly."
"What's his name?' asked the hcief.
tiuni wicn mac name you a tu.ua
he had all the letters he needed."
. , Slaves Serve aa Moaer.
' Perhaps the queerest money In the
world It represented by , the boy . and
girl slaves In Mohammedan Afrlrn.
A gooa looting gin is always quite brush her, tall, and by the time show One of these will buy two camel -
willing to txchange photographs, si- Miao1l comes around you should navel 1st currepcy much favored
though the usually gets ths worst of a very creditable looking show cow. J carry Itself, an ' Increases 1-.
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Betes the Waaon dd
the nil. C
The losd seems Ughter-rWsgon
nd team; wear longer You make
mot taofcey, and have mote time
to moke tnoner, when wheels are
greased with .
Mica Axle Grease
The longest wearing and most
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