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I.EE.W. IIKNIir, Krtllor nl Vtmp't.
COTTAGE GROVE. . . .OREGON.
"What's good to enl In bad lo cnt,"
nys n chronic dyspeptic.
If Hnll Onlne has collapsed It must
have been from top heaviness.
When ft mnn tolls you nil his trou
bles ho becomes ono of yours.
No disappointment can bo qulto so In
tolerable as disappointments In one's
Hnppy Is tho man who finds satis
faction in doing good things that no
Tim nonulation of Siberia has
doubled during tho past twenty years.
but not of Us own accord.
Tho-gluo trust will have to havo
both cohesive and adheslvo qualities
In order to make a success.
Ono of the hardest things In the
world Is to acknowledge n blunder
which turned out to bo proQtable.
There arc times, after nil, when dl
vorcos aro Justifiable. A man has se
cured ono because his wife smoked
About tho only man In this world
who always gets Just what's coming
to him Is tho villain In tlie mouern
AnotherFrenchman has been scratch
ed In a duel. The Kronen, duel may yet
become deadly. There Is always the pos
sibility of blood poisoning.
Noah, Columbus and J. Plcrpont Mor
gan have been referred to as the three
great masters of tbe sea. Why should
Noah and Columbus be mentioned?
So the Knlscr simply went to Eng
land to arrange for the marriage of his
so n I In democratic Amerlcn such
match-making Is usually left to the
"No task rightly done Is truly prl
vnte," sold Dr. Woodrow Wilson, at
bis recent Installation as President of
Princeton University. A noble Idea
Tbero Is something about the name of
that boy burglar Pawpawllckl re
cently taken In charge by the Chicago
police, which suggests n paternal duty
that may have been neglected at home.
True, one may find scriptural war
rant for using a number of musical
Instruments In divine worship, but Da
vid seems to have drawn tbe line at
the base and snaro drum part of a
work now liolng done by tho general
land offlco In protecting these reserve
and tho recommendations for their fur
ther preservation made In the report of
tho Land Commissioner. On Oct. 1
thero were flfty-four forest reserves,
cmbrnclng 00,173,705 ncres, nn Increase
of almost 14.iXKi.tKK) ncres sluco tho last
report. In tho Inst fiscal year 1,003
forest fires wero discovered, which
burned over 87,700 acres. Tho con
stantly decreasing nren burned over
appears to demonstrate tho ctllclelicy
of tho government forestry forco and
fully warrants a more extensive po
licing of the forested lands. Tho Com
missioner shows that with tho ptvsent
Inadequate forco the work has not only
proved self-supporting but has brought
revenue to the government, that It has
placed needed timber supplies within
lawful reach of tho people and has
practically stopped timber depreda
tions within the reserve limits. In
addition to urging a large lucreaso In
the number of special agents to pro-
vent timber depredations and to pro
tect public lands from unlawful entry
the Commissioner recommends legisla
tion to protect gauio and (lsh In forest
reserves, tho extension of tho boun
dnrles of Yellowstone 1'nrW, legislation
giving tho Presldcut nuthorlty to set
apart as national parks tracts of pub
lic land having scientific or historic
Interest or containing medicinal
springs. The Commissioner also re
ports gratifying success In the work of
reforestation of tho denuded areas that
has been undertaken by tho general
OPINIONS OF GREAT PAPERS ON IMPORTANT SUBJECTS
Dottlo as Mnn and Autocrat.
We rush through life In such a hur
ry, theso days, that thero Is little tlmo
or thought for tho refinements ami
courtesies that In the good old days of
our grandparents were considered nec
essary to good manners. The man or
woman who has really good manners.
nowadays, we distinguish as being of
the "old school." Unfortunately, the
old school Is passing away, and there
Is no now school to take Its place. We
seem to be drifting Into the Idea that
good manners are a rather boresomo
and Indefinable something In tbe way
of an affectation which we may put on
with our best clothes for weddings.
parties and other such affairs, but not
to be carried about with us on ordin
ary occasions. We havo cut It out of
business hours. We have come to re
gard common courtesy as a time-con
sumer and a waste. Ilapld communi
cations have corrupted good man
ners, for the speed with "which we
can travel or transmit news has
aroused a nervous Impatience of delay
which Is fatal to courtesy and manners
both In spirit and form. We no longer
write the good, long, wnrm, soul-satis-fylng
letters that were written In tho
old days. Kormerly letters were digni
fied and Interesting, but now they are
neither. We Imagine we have no time
to write elegantly and In a spirit of
Impatience we scribble a few lines to
some friend when there Is no escape
from the painful necessity. And the
letters of to-day show that their writ
ing is a task, not a Dleasure. Once
The daughter of the former Mayor upon a time It was rood manners to
of an Eastern city recently surprised bold old age In reverence, but It Is not
her father by telling him she nail been I go any more. Whatever we may actu-
marrled Just n year. There Is somethlng-
olmost uncanny about a woman wuo
can keep a secret as long as that.
And now It is the 8ultan of Johore
who proiKJses to make a tour of the
United States. This thing Is growing
so common that we will soon make no
more fuss over seeing an eastern po
tentate than we do now over one ol
our own Justly celebrated kings of
finance or Industry.
Now that the Doukhobors of Canada
have appealed to the Sultan of Turkey
for hospitality and shelter on the
ground that they wish to live where
they would "not bo compelled to obey
laws made by man," many will And
additional evidence that the sort of
asylum they need Is one with a wall
Tbe present volume of Immigration
mostly from the countries of eastern
Europe, should receive the considera
tion of Congress at the coming short
session. It Is not what a man eats
but what ho digests that makes him
strong. So It Is with nations. Can
the United States assimilate Into IU
political system the tribes that art
now contributing three-quarters of a
million a year to the population?
"Kather will get everything In ad
vance, boys," little Alexander of Mace
don used to say to his companions
when news canie of Philip's victories;
"he will not .leave any great task for
me to share with you." Nevertheless,
as Alexander the Great, ho discovered
that bis father had but touched tho
rim of achievement. General .William
Uootb, founder of the Salvation Army,
stands as one of tho striking figures of
the English-speaking world; but in the
tremendous fight for good, for the res
cue of the lower half of humanity, ho
has not pro-empted the Held. Ills dis
tinguished sons and daughters, In dif
ferent lands under whatever banner,
aro carrying on what Is at heart but
one great task In which workers
throughout tho world may share.
A Japanese gentleman named Suglm
ura, living In Hawaii, Is a great lover
of truth. One day ho caught his wife
In a lib. He wrote her a tender little
note, enclosing his little finger, which
be had cut off with a meat ax, and tell
ing her that he would cut off one linger
every day until she promised to quit
lying. That Is characteristic of the
Japuncse, whose ways are not our
ways. They are a gracious folk and
wlso In their generation. Hut did the
wife tell any more fibs and did the hus.
band loso any more fingers? Certainly
a llngerlcss husband would be a stand
ing reproach, to say nothing of his lack
of ability to mnke tho wife a Hying.
Can you Imnglno nn American husband
making this sort of a vicarious atone
ment? Or nn American wife cutting
off n finger every time the husband tells
"a little lie" In business? In such a case
the poor wife would probably be a hope
less cripple Inside of n week.
Tho growing public appreciation of
the value of tho forest reserves, not
only for tho needed timber supplies of
tho futiiro but for tho preservation of
tho sources of rivers and streams, will
Attract wore than usual Interest to tho
"ally fecnrrthirlienrtrBurTittirnae" tff
ward the old Indicates that Instead of
regarding them with reverence we con
sider age a synonym for Incapacity and
boredom. Maybe we mean all right,
but our manners are such that we must
often cause bitter heartache in the old,
who, bred In a different school, can In
terpret our thoughtless Inattentions
only as downright disrespect It Is
an age of Ill-manners In both men and
ADVOCATES CURRENCY REFORM.
Hon. Charles N. Fowler, a Brilliant
New Jersey Congressman.
Attention has lately been drawn to
Hon. Charles Newell Fowler, of New
Jersey, by his advocacy of currency re
form. Mr. Fowler
Is the representa
tive of the Eighth
District of N e w
Jersey, and ever
since ho entered
Congress In 1804
has been connected
with the Commit
tee on Hanking and
Currency. It was
by his efforts that
the financial bill
c. if. rowLEn. ns made a law In
January, 1000. lie is a man of vigor
ous physique and mentality and bis
speeches are full of vim.
Mr. Fowler was born In I-c'iia. III.,
In 1852. Through his own unnldeil
efforts be educated hlmxelf at Vale
College, where he was graduated In the
class of 1870. He studied law at the
Chicago Law School, and then prac
ticed his profession with marked suc
cess In Kansas. From the law he pass
ed Into Important business enterprises,
for. In the wonderful commercial ac
tivity of the early '80s, there was n
demand for sturdy, honest manhood,
capable of Indefatigable toll, undis
mayed by defeat, not Inttated by vic
tory, which In physical, mental and
moral qualities ho fulfilled. Hu went
East, settling first In Cranford, and
IVKSTKD of Ills mantle nud other accessories, Dowlo
Is, In fact, a Scotchman, n former minister of the
Congrcgattonnl Church, n falth-hoalcr, nud tho Gen
eral Overseer of the Christian Catholic Church In
Zlon (John A. Dowle, owner and proprietor.) Pos
sessing nil the usual characteristics of the first threo of
these, nnd being the only example we have yet had of the
fourth, he Is susceptible of ready analysis nnd examination,
He has a long bend for business, n cnnnlness that passes
belief, nnd n bump of acquisitiveness that recalls nt once
the fate of Mnrk Twnln's three Glasgow Jews, who could
not get car fare to escape from Scotland. He has Implicit,
unquestioning faith In God, a teudency to believe that too
largo n share of this world's good things cannot come his
own way, and another tendency toward finding the hand
of God lu all that pleases him and the unconquerable force
of thcAdvervary In nil that docs not. He has a piety that
Is not caul nnd n sincere goodness (when he Is uncrossed)
that wins the love of nil who become Intimate with him.
As n falth-healer ho has n power which, with the present
slight understanding of such phenomena, approaches the
marvelous, nnd which, by virtue of hypnotism, telepathy, or
some subtle suggestion, actually does relieve great numbers
from pain. As head of the Christian Catholic Church In
Zlon (It Is as General Overseer that ho Is almost nlwnys
referred to by his followers), he (wssesses the most auto
cratic power It Is possible to wield In this republic, having
absolute spiritual and temporal sway over all who believe
In htm. In his city of Ion, which Is the capital of the
world to the "Dowleltes," he Is supreme. Wherever a
dollar Is In the pocket of a Dowlcltc, there is ten cents that
belongs by right to Dowle. nud ninety cents more that he
can have If he really needs It as he often does. Wherever
the cross nnd crown of .Ion are found, there no alcoholic
leverage or tobacco Is used, no pork or oysters or drug Is
consumed, no enrd game played, no profanity Is heard;
for these thlngti Dowle, as General Overseer, has tabooed.
Moreover, he Is plain John A. Dowle, citizen of Illinois, a
very human man, and one well worth studying and know
It Is nn old habit of corporations of this sort to make
arbitrary rules which they forco upon their patrons, lu
some States tho courts havo compelled railroad companies
to give transportation for which they hhvo been paid re
gardless of the nrtlllclnl limit of tlmo which they put upou
tickets, nnd In others It has even been held that they can
not divest themselves of llnblllty for accidents by nny form
of agreement with patrons, even with tho recipients of free
transportation. Theso decisions perhaps go too far In
limiting capacity to contract nwny rights for n fair con
sideration In the wny of passes yr reduced rates. Undoubt
edly, however, tho tendency to forbid contracts freeing n
company of responsibilities Is In the direction of sound
public policy. Tho corporations having practical monopo
lies of semi-public business nre In position to dictate their
own terms of service to the people unless tho law restrains
them, not only In the matter of rates, but nlso In tho matter
of liability fof failure to do their work properly. Now York
Our Inndeqtinto Schools.
distinguished president of Harvard
A VISIT FROM ROYALTY.
Honlh Puclflo Klnu and Uucsii Aboard
nil ICusfllstti Warship
Nine, more commonly known nn
Sitvngo Island, lies ono thousand miles
uorth-northenst of Now Zealand and
threo hundred miles soutli-sotllhfnst of
Samoa, lu tho loneliest spot In that
part of tho Pacific. Its Iron-bound
const tempts no vessel to call for sup
plies, At raro Intervals great four.
masted timber-ships pass In tho oiling;
more rarely still Hchoouers call to re
plenish tho stock of thu traders and
to carry hway their copra. To this
lonely Island Mr. llnsll Thomson was
sent on business for tho English gov
ernment. After nil formalities bad
been attended to, tho king of tlio Isl
and, who had never been on Ixmrd of
n man-of-war, nuked If ho might visit
tho ship. His request was granted,
Mr. Thomson describes tho visit:
Their majesties were punctual. All
went well until their boat nenrcd Iho
ship, when tho queen, after n whim
pered consultation with her consort,
began to take off her boots. Ai this
operation was still In progrc-ti 'otig
after tho bont was alongside tho gang
way, faces began lo peer curiously
over tho side, but tho bluejacket Mil
tloned nt tho foot of tho ladder pre
served an admirable composure, nud
when her majesty had pnddlcd up thu
Thero Is nothing better for thoso who
nro subject to Indigestion than clur.
coat biscuits. They may bo made as
follows! Take half n pound of corn
Hour, ono ounce nud a quarter of tho
best powdered charcoal, two ounces of
sugar, one egg, nud n little milk. Heat
the egg well with n tablespoonful of
milk, mix nil tho dry Ingredients to.
gel her, mid Iho egg, nud knead Iho
whole tutu n stiff paste; roll It out
about n quarter of an Inch thick, cut It
Into biscuits about two Inches In diam
eter, and bake on buttered paper In a
slow oven until quite crisp. When cool
pack lu n tin box nud keep for use.
lu cases of heartburn or Indigestion
tako ono biscuit after a meat.
Peel, halvo nnd core six Inrgo apples.
Mnke n syrup by iMilllug a pound of
sugar nnd n pint of wnter. Let boll up
once, then put In the apples with two
lemons sliced, half a dozen cloves nnd a
n j ii a i tne distinguished president of Harvard 'steps In her stocklmis. ho urovclv fid
l Ml I ITnU-..llv I....I ... .i. .... . .. . . ..
V. . J j uui nnmuiiu nuiuui lliwill mi) proCCSSlOU, carrying IIIO fnw stlel. nf elniininnii As .iwiii (tin
mf " "- . IHHIUI li r lllll HIT Vllif Ul U llll I'. Ill I III! flllIlliriBKI(i lll'irlllll'IlL ..11.-
clsm did not simply Incite our derision. Is not of his fellows, who wero drawn up ' ,,
r school system tho Inner nrk of our covenant with our-to receive tho royal party. . h 11
ves that we nre the world's leading nation? President When tho Interpreter hnd hinted to'J,
Consolafons of Old Age.
LD age bns Its consolations no less than youth. Sup
posing the windows are darkened and the light has
gone from tbe west. Some prefer the soft starlight
to tbe 'glare of day. It Is something to have lived
nnd seen nnd been a part of many things. What
man having lived would begin again? The test Is good.
The fearful schoolboy. looking ahead to the advancing
years, dreads the added tasks that are set before htm. Hut
the years arrived, the tasks at hand, all seems easy and
natural and right Providence has made it so. It Is doubt
ed If a man ever feels truly old. The spark of youth some
where within us burns to the end, and feelings and desires
belle the face In the looking-glass and the pitying looks of
friends. No matter how slow, stealthy, and Insidious the
approach of the Pale Pretorlan, when he comes he Is un
expected, unlooked for. As long a; life Is In him, man is
filled with the thrill of the living.
Therefore, why fear old age or give It thought? It Is
snly a scarecrow at liest. It will come upon you before you
know, and even when It comes It Is doubtful If you will
realize. Hear Stevenson: "A sort of equable Jog trot of
feeling." he says, "Is substituted for the violent tips and
Jowns of passion and disgust; the same Influence that re
trains our hopes, quiets our apprehensions; If the pleasures
ire less Intense, the troubles are milder and more tolerable,
mil. In a word, this period for which we are asked to hoard
the richest the easiest, and the happiest of life. Live so
that when the so-called evil days come, you will still be
ible to rule yourself." Des Moines Ileglster.
Liability of Express Companies.
HE decision In tbe United States Supreme Court de
claring that express companies may not arbitrarily
limit their own responsibility for the goods Intrusted
to their care Is In accord with good sense and plain
everyday Justice. The express companies nre com
mon carriers. They perform a seml-publlc duty and are
well paid for tho work they do. When they take a pack
age and contract to deliver It they should not be allowed
to say how far they will suffer for their own carelessness.
They should be held to deliver the goods which they nre
paid to carry or forfeit their full equivalent In money value.
Kllot finds It wanting, nnd holds It responsible for mob tho klmr that It was time to take leave.
violence, gambling, Intemperance, the siwlls system, In- tho king, producing n dollar from his
deed, most of the worst Ills of the body politic. And nlso waistband, signified bis Intention of
"It has failed to cultivate sufficient reasoning power In ttnnlnc the contain for Ihn iili-ir-uit en.
employers and employed to prevent strikes, violence nnd tertalnment ho had enjoyed, nud tho
loss." Interpreter hnd tho grentest dl'llcuity
i ne uni or particulars is run nmi explicit, nnd drawn as In persuading him tbnt such mi act
It Is by an educator who at thirty took embargo of n college would Ihj contrary to European ens-
w men lie lias maile one of the world's great universities, It torn. A dollar was n very precious
is me expression ot one competent lo senk. The remedy ocslon lu tho king's eyes, and It
proimsed Is more money to provide Iietter primary cduca- puzzled htm, after many years' expo-
uonai facilities ami to improve the personnel of the teach- rlence, that any white man should re
or. "Greater effectiveness means greater costliness," he fuso money when It was offered him
says, -lint could nny one Imagine It to he unreasonable- Tho king was half-way down tho
ness to spend for the morn! and mental training of a child ladder when he turned back, und ho
as much as Is spent on his food? If that equality of ex- smllu faded from the cuuntcniiuco of
pcndlture could be established over the Union there would tho captain, who thought that (he
result n prodigious Improvement In the public schools." Tongln had suddenly rcmcmlK-rcd Iho
" hen we desire to think with pride of our educational foreign custom of giving precedence
system shall we be obliged, after all. to took hack to tho to ladles, nud ho gallantly mntlomd to
little red srhoolhnuse whence our Cloys and Webster and tho queen to precede him, and handed
I.lucolns came? What the Instruction of that period lacks her boots down after her.
In frills wns compensated for In character bulldlug. New
arrange In a dish, hollow sldo
poonful of currant or npplo
Hull down the syrup, let
cool a little nnd pour over Iho apples.
treed by a Wildest.
A party composed of Frank Meldrou,
Copt. A. M. Cox, Sam Griffith, 8. Itay,
Nick lleekcr. Frank Score. William
Neldermiirk nnd J. McGluuls returned
from White Salmon Itlver recently,
M-I,p. tlti.i- am.t,f ,i liiiitflin .....I
we can cheerfully ami hopefully nccept and ills- , Mmi..., i .:,imw.
charge the duties and responsibilities, often Irksome i,,i ,11,,i.,,. '.i,i,. n, i-
nnd unpromising, that environ us here, lu the great ma- .,,. .... tt., . K(ulI1 fnr, ., riw
HE Impression that they alono are successful who
amass great wealth or achieve marked distinction Is
an error of education which must be corrected before
Jorlty of addresses nnd npH-nls to young persons tbe co-
mulued lu camp with his dug ono day
r- o. m u '""". ...m-u u...-.i uy superior ,,,, tll0li0K ,mM ,, wildcat near by.
ai.u -.u. ... ... ......... K nre in up lor (Umh cl,til the tree, thinking
emulation 1 he corollary to such appeals Is that only the ,,,, ,ollro . cnt outi ,, gln
" 7 '- the dog it chance nt him, but the table
the world arc worth essaying, and that lives not thus glorl
fled arc hopeless failures. To make the most of ourselves
we must havo high Ideals; but tho true philosophy of life,
which Is learned by experience nnd from broad views of
Tunn'on-capacity nnn ncntiiij-.- longtime nur tiirportnucc or
discharging the small dally duty consclentously and with
nut undue concern for tho repute Hint comes sooner or Inter
to nil who give faithful service. This Is a trite Injunction,
and has lost much of Its force by Iteration; yet, like the
familiar virtues which constitute the character of n good
man. Its observance lies at the foundation of and consti
tutes every really successful enreer. A successful
man Is he who Is nltluent In friendship. In goodness rather
than greatness, Victor Hugo, In closing the volume de
voted to the reminiscences of tils full and varied life, says
that he tins grasped the hands of the most famous and tho
most obscure of Frenchmen, nnd Hint before heaven thero
Is nothing worth kneeling to hut goodness. A worthy aspi
ration "Is n possession ns solid ns n landed estate, n for
tune which we can never exhaust." That way lies tho most
satisfying success. Philadelphia Public ledger.
A NEW YEAR RESOLUTION fc
BT X.BT X. WILKIXS. 0Yl
Y brother Lemuel married Me
hltaLle Pierce when he was
quite along in years. Nobody
thought he'd ever get married nl
all, any more'n my brother Hen-
ben and Silas. The three had lived to
gether nnd kept bachelors' hnll ever sitae
our mother died. I was married and
uway from home long before she died.
I d on t know now tney would get along
at first, but all of the boys had hc-il UM-d
to belpin' ma a good deal, and they were
real handy, and when I asked If they
wasn't goiu" to have a housekeeper, they
wouldn't hear to It They said they
wasn't Eoiii' to have no strange women
round in mil's place, nohow. So Silas
he took hold and did the wnshin' and
ironin', and Iteuben did the sweepln', and
Lemuel, he was the youngest, next to tne,
did the cookin. He could cook a dinner
equal to any woman, and his pies lieut
mine. My husband said so, and I had to
give In they did.
Well, tm-y seemed to get on so nice, and
uono of 'em had ever seemed to think
much about the girls, not even when they
was hoys, that I must say I was aston
ished when Lemuel ho up and got mar
ried to Mehltnble Pierce. She was a
little along in years, too, rather more so
than Lemuel, and a dreadful smart piece.
Kli. wns prMxI lookln' and sliu hnil tiroo.
then In Elizabeth, N. J., working with 1 crty, hut she was dreadful smort and up
extraordinary Industry, but not stilling I an' comln'. I could never sec how Lcm-
his nature by work ma: nnd when, at uel ever tot tho courage to ask her to
tho age of 40, ho felt that ho had bare hhn, he was always a kind of mild
achieved such a competency as would Ii'","1,","!f fl;'iow' Hliu.,!cn. I'u'.T
ii ii i, ... .i hi . ed he didn't. Ho vowed that Mehltuhle
enable him to carry out the Ideals of Mked ,jIm Iiem.lf nU ,lu knew
his boyhood, this nature, broadened by for fnct, and he sold It with tho tears
experience, yet kept freo from moth rollin' down Ids checks. Iteuben was tho
nnd rust through humane Interests, re- oldest and lied always been terrible fnnd
spunded buoyantly to tho call.
of Lemuel. "That poor hoy would never
have got In scch a fix cf tluf woman
hadn't up an' asked him, an' he didn't
have spunk enough to say no," said Iteu-
llabblt Skins for Hots.
Fur liiitu nro made almost otpIii.
Blvely from rabbit fur. not from tho.1"'"; ynu lie swniicreu unru.
. . I f i.lil t nl. lis litiil n tilta Imlisn nf lint ltl'll
American rabbit, however, because tlm" Ver 'f other left her, all furnished and
tho plucking of tho long hairs from cvt,ryti,I)g, 0f co,lrse Lemuel he went
the skin which Is n necessary prelim- to live with her, and Mehltnhle's houc
Inary, cannot, because of the high was pretty near where I lived, so I -ouM
cost of labor, bo done profitably here, see everything that was goln' on. It
A machine Invented for the purpose '"' vcrJr ,on before I said to Han-
proved a failure. So hot fur from this !'""., 5r?r,?e' ''ushand s old maid sis-
country's makers Is derived from Kug. , M V ' " k',
Huh and Australian skins which nro ti.oug), i uadu't anythln against Mo-
m-iu in mo cum. uc-ut ui Europe io pe bitable.
plucked by cheap bands.
Tho world Is getting so highly edu
cated that It Is now possible to find a
woman who makes a perfect pumpkin
pic, and who docs not pronounce It
Thirteen Is never considered unlucky
by the man who gets that number for
tho price of a dozen.
I don't see what else anybody that
married Mehltahlo Pierce would expect,"
said Hannah. Sho spoke real sharp for
her, I've always kind of wondered If
Hannah would have had Lemuel if ho'd
asked her. "Well," snld I, "I hope poor
Lemuel will be happy. He's ulwuys
been such a good, mild, wlllln' hoy that It
does seem a pity for him to bn rode over
rough-shod, and have all tho will he ever
did have trodden into tho dust"
"Well, that Is what will hnpprn, or I'll
miss my Kiiess," said Hannah Morse. For
a long while I thought she was right. It
was really pitiful to see Lemuel. He
didn't havo no more liberty nor will of
his own thnn a 5-year-old boy, and not
so much. Mehltohle wouldn't let him do
this nnd that, and If thero was nuythhi'
be wanted to do, she was sot against It,
snd he'd always give right In. Msuy's
tho time Lemuel has run over to my
house, and tils wife come rncln' to the
fence and screamed after liim to (nine
home, nud he'd start up as scared as lie
could he. And mauy'a tlie time I've been
in there, and he'd started to go out, ami
she'd tell him to set down, nud he'd ket
without a murmur.
Mehltahle she bought all his clothes,
an' she favored long-tniled coats, and he
belli' such a short man, never looked
well lu 'em, and she wouldn't let Mm
have store shirts nnd collars, hut made
them herself, and she didn't have ver)'
good pntterns, she used her father's old
ones, and he wasn't no such built man
as Lemuel, and I know he suffered ev
erything, both in his pride an' his feellu's.
Iemuel began to look real dowutrod. He
didn't seem like half such a man ns ho
did, nnd the queerest thing shout It was:
Mehltahle didn't 'pear to like the work
of her own hands, so to speak.
One day sho talked to mo about It "I
diinno what 'tis," snld she, "but Lemuel
he don't seem to hare no go-ahead anil
no ambition and no will of Ids own. He
tries to please me, but It don't seem ns
If he had grit enough even for that. Some
times I think he ain't well, hut 1 duuno
what alls Mm. I've been real careful of
him. He's worn thick flannels, and he's
had wholesome victuals; I never let him
"Lemuel was always dreadful fond of
pie," I said. I felt kind of sorry, for I
remembered how fond poor Lemuel had
always been of mother's pics, und wh.it
good ones lie used to make himself,
"1 know It," said Mehltahle. "Ho
wanted to make some himself, when wo
were first married, but I vetoed that. I
wusn't goln' to have a mon messln' round
makln' pies, and I wasn't goln' to have
him catln' of 'em after they wero made.
Pies ain't good for him. Hut I dochiro
I duuno what docs make him act so kind
of spiritless. I told him to-day I thought
ho'd better make a resolution for the New
Year and stick to it, and see If It wouldn't
put some spunk into him."
Pretty soon she went home. I could
see she was real kind of troubled. She
always did think a good deal of tauiuel
In spite of everything.
The next day was New Year's, and In
the afternoon Mehltahle came again, Shu
didn't have her scwln as she generally
did, she was a very Industrious woman.
She Jest set down and begun twUilug
the fringe of her shawl as If she was
real nervous. Her face was pucke.-ed
up, too. "I don't know what to muke
of Lemuel," said she, finally.
"Why, what's the matter?" sold I.
"Ill sars bo's made a resolution for
the New Year," said she, "and that he's
goln' to keep It."
"Weli, wnat Is It?" said I,
"I diinno," said she.
"Well, If It's a good one you don't
core, do you?" snld I, "and It could bo
anything hut a good oue If my brother
"I duuno what It Is," said she.
"Won't ho till?"
"No, he won't. I can't get a word out
of him about it He don't act like him
Well, I must say I never saw such a
chnnge as come over Mehltahle and Lem
uel after that. He wouldn't tell what his
resolution was, and she couldn't make
him, though she almost went down on
her knees. It begun to seem as If she
was fairly changing characters nlth U-m-uel,
though she hnd a spell of belli' her
self moni'n ever at first, tryin' to force
him to tell what the resolution was. Then
rho give that up, and she never nsked
hhn where ho wns goln', an' he toiild
coma in my house an' set Jest ns long ns
ha wanted to, and. she bought 111 in a
short-tailed coat and some store collars
and shirts, and he looked like another
man. He got to stnyhi' down to the
store nights, an' tolkln' politics with the
other men real loud. I heard him myself
one night and I couldn't believe It was
Well, Lemuel he never gave In, anil he
never told till the next New Yenr's day,
when he'd said he would. He'd said all
along that he'd tell her then. I'd got
most ns curious ns Mehltahle myself by
were turned. He climbed well up, when
the wildcat suddenly started down nnd
passed Griffith. The dog at the foot of
the tree prvvi'iilcd the animal from
reaching the ground. When Griffith
started down, the cat assumed n bellig
erent attitude, mid he hnd to stop. This
was repented several times, but each
time the wildcat threatened to spring
on Griffith. The animal's eyes Hashed
tire, his tall became us thick as a man's
leg, ami the claws extended over an
Inch, says the Portland Oregoulnn. It
looked to Griffith like going up ngalust
a buzz-sow to get past the cat, nnd al
though he grew hungry and liiilf-faiu-Ished
for water, there wns no way lo
get down out of the tree. The faithful
old dog nt the foot of the tree never re
laxed his watch, nud there they were
until the rest of the party returned.
Griffith wns up In the tree for nbout
half n day before ho was released.
Coffee I.nyer Cake.
Put Into n bowl two cupfuls of sift
ed Hour, add lu It two level teaspoon.
ruts of linking powder, bent Iho yolks
of two eggs, ndd to them one cupful
of sugar; beat well, then ndd the rind
and Juice of one lemon, add Iho flour
nud powder to this, half a cup of cold
water, n pinch of sntl nud Iho whites
nf the eggs beaten stiff; pour Into
greased Jelly rake tins nnd tuike lu a
quick oven ten minutes.
The French mode of preparing
anchovy tonst Is ns follows: Melt nn
ounce of butter In n pan nud n table
spoonful of nuchovy paste; thin It out
it Hide with hot water: add the Juice
of a lemon: pour over the toast nd
serve. A holer wny of preparing It Is
to spread n thin layer uf the paste over
the toast und pour over it the milk pre
pared at for milk toast.
Wash mid cut lu small pieces one
pound of fresh rhubarb. Put In a link
ing dish with one cup of sugar, n cup
uf water, the thinnest mmIIiIo shaving
of lemon ped, Put two tablespoons of
gelatine to soak In cold water, ami then
dissolve It lu n little hut witter. Add tu
the rhubarb with n tablespoon nf lemon
Julie. Pour Into n mould and let It
harden on the Ice. Servo with whipped
Pick to pieces cold cooked fish; sen
ion with salt, pepper and n very llttlt
mace. Tlicn put It Into n Jar: tlo tight
ly wtlh a piece of muslin) t lion cover
Ibis with n paste made from Dour mid
wnter. Stnnd tho Jnr In n pnn of wnter
nnd bake In n moderate oven for one
hour. Stand aside till cool, then pound
the tint) to n paste; pack It back Into thu
Jar nud cover with melted butter.
Put n quart of sweetened yellow
pencil pulp Into n glnss dish Hint tins
been temiiereil lo tho heat of oven.
Cover with n rich egg custard tu tho
depth of two Inches; then with the
white of Iho eggs left from the cus
tard, beaten to n stiff froth, piling It
up roughly; dust with powdered sugar
mid place In a slow oven until the egg
whites are a delicate brown,
I 'as try.
Into n pound of Hour chop n half-
pound of cold, firm butter until you
nave a coarse powder. Wet with a
leocupful of Iced water, work with a
spoon to a paste, turn upon a II on rod
Iward, roll out,, fold over and roll out
again, and repeat Ibis process three
times. Put for two hours or longer In
the Ice, then roll nut nnd make Into
pies. Have nil Ingredients Ice cold.
Fried Coil HtcuUs.
Trim the stenks well nud flatten; cor-
. . . ' . er each with n coating of oil, Id which
n Llphs bog. nnd when I come along ate ,,., Juc(l( , ,,, Jn
sot back In his kerrhlgu ami watched
that time, and New Year's niornln' I run '! n'"1 1 11,11 yu- slr- " Pretty
over real early tlu-y wasn't through gooiu
hrcakfost I knew the mhiiilo 1 saw i av, ,, Money's Worth,
them- that ho hadn't told. Ho sold ho . m.vv(,r m.UBrny HUiB t..., .,,
wouldn't until he was through his break- . ,,, sffr, .. i , , , .,
fast He was most through-was finish- ' ".n' v . bnV , n cnsu cl,c'' '
log up with a big piece of minco pie, and Philadelphia Times ono wits forced to
he'd mndo It himself, too. When ho'd reverse) the order. His success lu no do-
swallowed tho Inst mouthful, ho looked lug wns good evidence of IiIh Utiles
up and lie laughed,' real pleasant und for his calling.
sweet, and yet with more manliness than When this particular lawyer was first
I'd ever seen In hhn. Htriiggllug ulong In his profe.
"S'pose you want to know what that B ,u received n call from w will
New Yeur's resolution was?" said Lem- ..,, farmcP( ,v, WUH , ,.,, ,)f j,,,,
"I guess I can stand It a while long,r," """'J" r'Bl,t'!'
said Mehltahle. Now the tlmo had eou.e " tboi ight had been Ignored by tho
she didn't want to act too eager, but I sectlon-Jinnd on a Pcnnsylvnnhi .nil-
showed out Jest what 1 felt. road. Tho lawyer looked up tho Kat-
"For the land sake, Lemuel Ilabhlt, utes, nnd told tho farmer what bo
what was It?" sold I, I should do.
Lemuel ho laughed again. "Well, It "How much?" queried tho farmer,
wasn't much of anythln ." ho said, n his Wu, Iet.,, cn, lt tUtcu Uoltnrs." ro.
S tl n Wreo lyWy' " ,lll'J tl,u ""'J'
" "What,' Lemuel Habblt!" cried Mehlt-1 ' T" """f 11","(,c,, PVcr .
nule, Iar bill. Tho lawyer seemed embiir-
"No," said ho; "1 couldn't think of none rnssed. Hut after senrchlng through
to make, so I made a resolution not to his pockets and tho drawers of his
tell that I hadn't made any," Tin desk, ho roso to tho occasion nnd pock
Housewife. ct,, tho bill ns bo reached for n dl-
When a man returns from bis "vaca- "I guess, neighbor," ho ronmrkud,
tlou," bo usually looks ns fagged oul as bo resumed his sent, "I will havo
iih n girl who Is getting ready to b to glvo you two dollurs' worlb mors
It Itcstrd Hint.
"Folks that talk ngnlnst long-tennis
and guff and such gnmes .have got dif
ferent feelings from what I have,''
said I'phrhim Htone In a talk nt dusk
tilth his nearest neighbor, "for I i)p
ptove of 'em I enn tell ye."
"Al vnys appeared to ma kind o'
foollsh-klnd o' flighty," volunteered
"That ain't tho point," snld Mr.
Slone, quickly; "the point Is how they
muko mo feci. This whole enduring
day I'd been picking cranberries down
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I.ufi ... I...U h"". "s ll-l-llllK mvoiuin Iw.m.ni. m.,1 .W II l...
lame and mud. And I come rig it upon ,10llr lll0 ,louM , , ,
a mess o the summer folks hard t U(f U)0I1 ,.,, 1 d ,
it w til long tennis and goff. , , ,, "() f Bf
"There wns n couple o' girls bnttlug ,,reft.rr,(, to ,lnvc ,t ,)ro,u, url t
and Jumping and scrnbbl tig hero nn from e o), nnU , f t " ,l(J ,a.
thero. red In tho face nnd all worked ron 0Vl,r ',10t 1
up. .tun ii.eru .inn uvu young men
plowing tho field with sticks, nud one
on his hands nnd knees, hunt lug lu
thu blackberry bushes for a ball that
bad got lost.
"Thinks I, 'Every dog has his day,
nnd mine's como right now,' And I
got out and hitched old Null to n tree;
und whllo those folks worked and
fussed nnd got all bet up, Kph'lm Htono
Ono cupful of molasses, ono-half cup
ful nf milk, ono egg, one-half cupful of
butter, nuo-half cupful of sugar, ono
cupful of chopped rnlslns, one-half
tensponuful each of ground cloves, cin
namon nnd nutmeg, one tenspoouftil of
soda. Mix lu Hour like soft ginger
bread and drop tu spoonfuls on butter
ed tins. Ilaku quickly.
To Destroy Hectics.
TO destroy beetles put plenty of chlo
ride of lluio about the places they In
fest nnd drop n little of It Into tho crev
ices from which they emcrgo. Bptln
klo It upon the lloor nnd everywhere,
In fnct, where beetles nro found, ex
cept where food Is kept. If you will
wngo war on beetles with chlorldo of
llmo you will soon rid your house of
If you hnvo two cups of cold tnnshod
or rlccd polnto, put n tnhlcspoou of
butter nnd four tnhlcspoons of milk or
cream In a double boiler, then ndd tho
potato. In ten minutes It will bo hot.
Heat with n sliver fork till light nnd
fluffy. Servo as ordinary mnshed po
lnto, or uso It ns n border for any
dish. It tnstcs exactly llko newly cook
Itoust Ilccf with Dressing,
Get a pleco from tho round, nbout ono
and one-half Inch lu thickness. Prepare
a dressing of bread crumbs seasoned
with salt, pepper nnd sage nnd .wet up
with (iite egg, four tablespoons sweet
cream nud n little cold water. 8pre.ul
tho dressing on tho beef, roll up, fasten
with skowcrs nnd roast until well tlouo.
Borro with gravy,