Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907, May 16, 1906, Image 6

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Or the Days of Daniel Boone
Tli ensuing night set in dark
tormy. A fine misty ruin foil contin
uously on the earth. 1 ho enemy, fa
tigued with their pat efforts, had ceased
to mnkc hostile demonstrations, and were
rvidentlv resolved on resting until morn
!n(t. Captain Boone, having placed a guard, prevailed on the weary defender of
Hpnesborongh to lie down to sleep, to
strengthen them for the contingencies of
the morrow. The pioneer had laid htm
elf down for a couple of hour, but at
11 o'clock aroe and walked around tho
work to ee that all w afe, "J
take care that the guard was duly re
lieved and vigilant. As he was passing
the gate he heard a gentle knocking on
the outside.
'It ia aome Indian trick." thought
Daniel; "but I am too old a bird to be
caught with chaff. "Who knocks?"
"Bland Bsllsri. There are three of
us." added the voice.
'"Let the other two speak." returned
the pioneer.
"Simon Kenton." said another voice.
"Allan Norwood." added a thiM.
'It's nil right," said Boone, undoing
the fastenings of the gate. "No three
men were ever more welcome to any
place," he continued, as tho party en
tere 1.
"You've had a fine time of It here, 1
reckon," said Ballard.
"The hand of sorrow has pressed heav
ily upon us," replied IVxine. sadly.
"I knew in the course of nntur' that
some confounded thing or other would
tresk!" added the scout, sentimentally.
"How ha it fared with you, my lads?
What news of Miss Alston?"
"It has fared but Indifferently with
lis," replied Allan. "Miss Alston, we
l.ave reasons to suppose. I safe, although
In the power of I.e Wand."
Mr. Alston, who had abi been walk
ing the words, he." 1 the name
of his daughter mentioned, and hastened
t join the party.
"It appears," continued Allan, "that
jour daughter was carried away by a
jealous Indian maiden, who intended her
no serious harm."
"Hut where is she? Where have you
left her? Why have you uot restored
ber to my arms?" exclaimed Alston,
deeply moved.
"Softly! softly:" said the scout. "We
have done all that men could do. We
haven't ltn afeard to risk our lives In
her service."
. "The Cherokee girl," resumed our
hero, "had witnessed an Interview be
tween her lover and your daughter,
which excited all her Jealousy and ha
tred, and was the cause of her sudden
and mysterious disappearance."
"But who was the Indian maiden's
lover?" asked Alston, new light stream
lug In upon his brain.
"He was called while here Le Wand.
Before I made this- important discovery
Miss Alston had been found by Le Bland
end carried away. We pursued him
with haste, but he reached hia friends,
who are keeping you besieged here, be
f re we could effect a rescue," said Nor
wood. "TLis young man has acted nobly,"
lidded the scout, with great warmth.
"He has saved- my life, and Kenton's
also. I abused him at the outset, and
am sorry for it. He's as brave a young
feller as ever walkel, and I'll make my
word good ngin a dozen, armed with any
kind o' weapons whatever. If there
should be any sort blame attached to
Lis name, now or hereafter, this year or
next, or the year arter, I don't care
when, I warn everybody in pnrtie'lar
that ia course o' natur' somethiu' will
"It Is no more than what justice de
mands to say that all the success thut
has attended this enterprise Is due to
Mr. Norwood," said Simon Kenton, with
manly frankness. "We've got good news
for you all. Otter-Lifter is coming to
your nid at the head of his warriors,
end Is now close at hand."
"And we called at Harrodsburgh,"
added Allen, "on our return, and Colonel
Harrod is coming with two pieces of
cannon. I think we shall not only be
eble to make good the defense, but de
feat the enemy and rescue Miss Alston."
"We have only bad news to tell you In
return for these glorious tidings," re
turned Boone. "Matilda Fleming and
your sister Ellaa, Mr. Ballard, have been
carried off by Silus Girty and are now
lu his hands,"
"If we can git them two cannon Into
this place afore sunrise, and Otter-Lifter
reaches us with his warriors, it's my
opinion there'll be a confounded break
age!" exclaimed Ballard, knitting his
browg and grasping his rifle nervously.
The news which Allan and his com
panions bad brought soon circulated
through the station, awakening new hope
lu every heart. The most experienced
of the pioneers doubted not but the & m
iion could be brought to the fort under
cover of the darkness.
"We shall have to go out and reeon
nolter a little and see which will bo the
safest way to bring in tho big dogs,"
tuid the scout, referring to the cannon.
"It's rather a delicate piece of work,"
added Kenton, "but the darkness of the
night Is greatly lu our favor. Be on tho
watch, captain, to let us In." With
these words the three men left the stu
tion once more and glided away.
In R little time Ballard came brick to
Bay thut tho enemy had relaxed their
vigilance, being, doubtless, tired out with
the length of the siege; that twenty men
from Harrodsburgh were at a short dis
tance from the fort with ordnance,
which they would now endeaver to drag
luto the station.
The raia descended In torrents, and
the night, though more Inclement, was
wore favorable than ever to their pur
lose. After Incredible toll and exertion,
the effort of Col. Harrod were crown
ed with success, and the much coveted
eannon were at last lately lodged in
the block-house. Every heart was glad
dened by the sight of the formidable
oglne of destruction and the brave
company that cam with them. They
t.'a.JBiiM-waaimj.-iuM.B.w ssajMHsv UBjwvirrar.
were immediately loaded with grapeshot.
The scout wa both surprised and
pleased when he discovered among the
females the pretty flgtir of Inula Me
Kee; and the particulars of her appear
ance at the station, as related by Joel
I.ogston. gave him genuine feelings of
admiration and satisfaction. He affirm
ed, in the hearing of Allan and others,
that she was without question the finest
girl In the whole world, and he tvHd
ready, then and there, to make good the
Soon after Ballard freed his mind by
making this Important statement, he was
observed in earnest conversation with
Miss McKee; that Is. as earnest as his
embarrassment would allow of; for tho
scout on th occasion did appear to have
lost his usual boldness, and In th esti
mation of Kenton and Eliiaheth Boone,
he was really awkward at times, bashful
and hesitating. Before the dawn of
day, Allan and hi two friends had re
lated their several adventures since they
left the fort; while those who remained,
in their turn, rehearsed what had trans
pired during the siege.
It may be a fact worthy of note, in
this connection, that Simon Kenton had
much to say to F.lUaheth Bo. me; but
as nobody took the trouble to listen, we
regret that we shall not be able to ex
plain It all to the reader. It was re
marked, however, by Joel that Mi
Boone' pale cheeks thereupon assumed
a ruddier glow.
The subject of Miss Harrod' capture
and singular return to Harrodsburgh
was then spoken of, as the news of that
event had not reached the station. As
sivin as the name of Fanny Harrod was
mentioned, the attention of young Reyn
olds was Instantly fixed upon the speak
er. With changing color and varying
emotions he listened to the tale, and ex
claimed: "Thank heaven:" In such an emphatic
tone, when he heard the happy termina
tion of the affair, that all eyes were In
stantly turned toward him.
"She's safe now, my lad!" said Col
onel Harrod, lu a low voice to the youug
In answer to this assurance, Reynolds
pressed the colonel's hand warmly.
"It would have been impossible to
have kept hint hived up here, If he had
known that Fanny was in danger," re
marked a man from Harrodsburgh, to
"He's somewhat sentimental toward
the young woman, I suppose," observed
the latter.
"Sentimental don't seem to be exactly
the word; but he's very fond of her com
pany, and people say that something
will come of It by-and-by," returned the
The morning so anxiously expiated by
the Inmates of Boonesbomni (Tiwwsd
brightly and clearly at length; nmu a
few random shots from th enni7 told
that they were also astir. Presently the
firing ceased, and Girty once hailed
the fort. Captain I n Quesne. he went
on to state, hail a few more words to
address to the infatuated people of
Boonesborough. Some of the young wom
en belonging to the station, had, unfor
tunately, fallen into the hands of his
friends, the Miami; the names of these
captives as follows: Rosalthe Alston.
Matilda Fleming and Eliza Ballard;
all of whom would be put to death,
providing the station did not immediately
surrender unconditionally. Captain Du
Quesne had seen an intimate friend of
Mr. Alston, whose name was Le Bin nil,
who entreated him in most earnest man
ner to advise Captain Boone to yield
without delay.
These, Girty added, were the last of
fers I)u Quesne would make, nnd he
would rtllow them half an hour to think
of them.
Captain Boone replied that they did
not wish to think of such a proposition
for a moment, and Captain Fu Quesne
was at liberty to do his worst without
delay. Moreover If ho (Girty) appeared
before them again he would be Instantly
shot down, if he stood under as many
flags as he could hold up.
This reply sent the notorious white
man off In a great rage, ami the pio
neers perceived ly the unusual bustle
that preparations were being made for
a grand assault.
"I wish to speak a few words to I)u
Quesne before the attack Is mil," said
"You are at liberty to do so," replied
the captain.
Mr. Alston immediately availed him
self of the permission, and with the flag
which Reynolds had used, presented
himself to the enemy In a conspicuous
place and signified his desire to commu
nicate personaly with Du Quesne, the
leader of the expedition. After some
demurring and a multitude of excuses
Iu Quesne reluctantly apepared and de
manded to know what was wanted,
since all his merciful overtures had been
"I wish to say that I know you, and
knowing you, hold you In the deepest
abhorrence," replied AlHton. "You came
under my roof like a villain as you are,
under an assumed name and in an as
sumed character. Y'ou wo;i my Confi
dence, and thereby had it in your power
to do ine the greatest possible Injury.
Henceforth the name of Le Blum will
ever be associated with all that Is in
famous. As the only reparation which
you can make to a deeply Injured father, !
1 asK the restoration or mp omgtiter nnu
thMo young women whose names have
already been mentioned."
"Give your resentment to the winds
and attend to the safety of yourself and
family. Come over to me with your
wife, and Instead of a dreadful scene of
slaughter, there shall ensue a wedding.
Your daughter shall become Madame
Du Quesne, and you shall own half th
lands on the southern bank of the Ken
tucky River all that portion Included In
the purchase of Major Henderson," re
turned Da Quesne,
"I would rather see my daughter slain
In the manner already threatened than
to witness auch a consummation aa you
have 'ie hard hood f speak of."
"Come In! come In!" exclaimed Boom
"Let Hi wave no more time!"
Du QiieMio now intended to the nr
ranitcniciit of hi forces w it!i out further
delay. The present disposition of hi,
'army was most favorable for the un of
the two pieces of ordnance.
"lie is dividing his red rascals Into two
larce parties in order t attack us nt two
points at the same time," said Colonel
"I think it would be well to upon fire
upon them while they are so compact,"
aid Boone.
"Otter-Lifter, who Is doubtless con
cealed In the forest yonder, will attack
them the moment he hears our lire," ob
served Allan.
"Let me point one of those guns. It
you please; I belonged to an artillery
company once," said Alston.
"He stands right nt the head of he
column there," whispered Joel Logaton
In his ear. "Bring down the sight fair
and sijuare upon him, as you would level
a rltle."
Mr. Alston looked deliberately along
the gun. and Joel, obeying the motion
of his hand, adjusted It to his satis
faction. Reynold stood near, holding
a biasing brand. Alston steppes back
and gave Mm significant look. The
next Instant the block-house shook and
tremble-1 to the thunder of the cannon,
and the head of the column sank down,
while yell of consternation arose from
many savage throat.
The pieces had been well aimed and
did terrible execution. Before the ene
my had time to recover from their first
panic both of the cannon had been dis
charged the second time, while the sound
of musketry on the left ti Id that Otter
Lifter had commence tho attack.
"To the rescue of the maidens!" shout
ed Allan Norwood, and. followed by thir
ty gallant Kentucklamt. he rushed from
the fort.
Du Quesne had fallen at the first fire,
nnd Girty was trying to rally the In
dians. The quick eyes of Joel Logston
single. him out.
"Here's for you!" cried Joel, and th
crack of his rifle reverberated up and
down the green banks of Old Kentucky.
The Infamous renegade staggered and
fell, to rise no more till the trump of
doom summon all men to Judgment.
The tall figure of Otter-Lifter with hi
warrior wa seen struggling for a brief
period in the midst of the flying savage,
and then, joined by th Kenturklans. the
enemy were routed In all direction.
The siege of Boonesliorough wa end
ed, and Otter-Lifter announced In a loud
voice that the maiden were rescued.
The body of Du Quesne wa found
among the !aln. The victory wa com.
plete. and the Joy consequent upon the
successful termination, though subdued
by the remembrance of their losse. wa
deep and heartfelt. Rosalthe and the
other maidens unexpectedly restored to
the arm of their anxious friend, ex
pressed their thank to their deliverer
with grateful, eloquent look and tearful,
expressive eye.
Allan Norwood grew rapidly In the
good opinion of Mr. Alston, and an In
timacy of the most tender and Interest
ing nature soon became apparent be
tween him and the fair Rosalthe.
Early In the following spring. Just as
the flowers were expanding, she con
sented to make him the happiest of men.
And thus, blest to the summit of their
hopes, we leave them to glide calmly
and blisfully down the ever-rolling
stream of life.
Star-Light gave her heart finally to
Otter-Lifter, and kept thereafter his
lodge fire bright. Among Norwood's
visitors none were more truly welcome
than the humane chieftain and his Star
Light. A for young Reynold. Is It not writ
ten in the annals of old Kentucky that
he wa so forninate as to persuade
Fanny Harrod to become Mr. Reyn
olds? And upon the next page I It
not also written that Bland Ballard, the
scout, offered his hand and varying for
tunes to Innis McKey. It is very cer
tain that something of this kind should
have been made a matter of authentic
record, if It was not; and possibly It was
lost, with other Important missing
archives of the "dark and bl.tody
Joel Logston dicl not long defer his
happiness, but was wedded to Elizn Bal
lard. McKee was never heard of after
the siege, and was probably among the
Of Daniel Boone we feel that It Is not
necessary to add more. Hi name Is so
intimately associated with the history
of that flourishing State, where he spent
a great part of his remarkable life, that
it needs no eulogy from our pen to add
to Its renown. Ho was the first and
most distinguished among the Pioneer
of Kentucky.
The laoal Way.
"There are a lot of easy ways to get
Into public print."
"Yes, but the chances, are that the
police clerk will sjsdl your name wrong
If you try the easiest one of 'ein."
Cleveland Flaln Dealer.
A Call Loan.
The Inexjssrlenced One (on Atlantic
liner, second day out) By George! But
the sea certainly given a fellow a great
The ExiKsrlenoed One Not given, uiy
boy merely lends. Puck.
There' I lie Hub.
"He thinks lie's quite a converse" "Well, ho can give facts nnd figures
ujkiii any subject that comes up."
"I'erlinpH, but his facts and figures
won't go down."
Morrow of It.
DtJlnks I have bud news for you,
old man. Your wife has eloped with
your chauffeur.
LeBlinks Great Scott. And he was
hwIi a good chauffeur, too. I'll never
to able to repluce him.
"John, what do you think little
Itosle bays? She says she doeau't
want to go picnicking one bit"
"Roale always did resemble me La
matters of taste."
For Economlo Himoim,
Angelina Are you sure you will b
able to support mo, dear?
Edwin Why yea. It's cheaper t
be married than engaged.
Murk I iiu t'oiillrr nl JMritlerrle.
When m speak of initiltrj lu sii
ntvtlou with imy low growing plant
most KHipU can see only tho sc.ruicli
lug birds it ii it the ruined pluntn, but the
combination bus bivn nnd Is beliu
piotitnbly curried out. If om select,
one of the larger breed of bens for
this combination Hie wralcblng part
of the iivssllloit will le rcdixvd to u
minimum, and If the fowl are not re
quired to obtain their entire living
from the patch of strawberry plants,
they will do comparatively little dam
age. It Is. of ismrse, understood that
the fowls are not allowed on the pat-.di
until after the fruit bn been gatli
ereil, but from that time until they go
Into winter quarter they will be e
reedlngly useful, for they will take
gtmd care of all the lnsis-ts, do little
damage In the way of scratching which
can be readily repaired by going over
the plot each day. and their droppings
will adil materially to the Holiness of
the plot. If the plantation cover a
eiui.slilernble area It will be a good plan
to have several Mnall colony houses on
tbe so that the hens may have
their own quarter and thus work over
a smaller area. I he proMt from till
combination is good, and neither will
Interfere with the other, esptvlully If
the fowls are raised for egg produc
tion. Try It on n small scale and In
crease as experience prove it pays.
KrrpsnUe (aelrrrlr.
The main value of this roovnt Intro
duction from the other side seems to
lie In the fid that the variety Is
very firm, productive nnd ships well.
tiif KrrrsAKE csr.nKHRtrs.
but whether It can Ih profitably grown
over any considerable territory can
onlv be discovered by experimenting
with It. So far. In limited tests. It
seems to lie lietter than any other of
the English varieties, but It quality
Is not nearly as g'xsl as the old fa
vorite with American growers, the
I ..wnlng. It shows less tendency to
mildew than other European varieties.
although It Is doubtless susceptible to
that disease. It Is not advised to plant
this variety largely without first test
ing It through several seasons.
I'ural)al In Swine.
While opinions may differ lis to the
ause of paralysis In swine, the fact
final us that In nearly every case
x here the disease Is found It has been
diown that the hog was largely corn
fed. In the sections known as the corn
;clt this disease Is more prevalent than
in other parts of the muiitry; more
?vldcnoo that cofu is at the Isittoni of
the trouble. Svvilie ntllleted with this
trouble should s given a dose of
psom salts, and nfler the ls.wels have
moved freely, fed for a number of days
"n a flop consisting of wheat middlings
and flaxseed meal, using milk Instead
t water for the mixing. A liberal
pjantlty of lime water should be added
to each feed. After the animal Im-
iroves the ration should Is1 varied com-
dderably, and corn form the smallest
.art possible. If the atllh ted animal
s with young the pigs should lo
eaned nt once.
I'olnta on I'runlna Shrubs.
If those who have shrubbery on their
rrounds would hut remember the sim
ple fact of the jicrlod of bloom and that
dossoms come on the new growth they
jvould remember xxhen to prune. Tho
dossotim on the spring -blooming shrubs
ire formed on the wood that was
frown after tho blooming season of a
rear ngo, heme If these shrubs are
runed In the spring wo simply cut off
he flower-henrlng shoots nnd no flow-
rs are had. The time to prune spring
lowering shrubs Is Just nfter they have
itopped blooming, so they may have
he reft of the summer In which to
trow the flower shoots for another
tprlng. The fall blooming shrubs
diould be pruned In tho spring, for
hey will then grow the flower shoots
'or the coming fall period of bloom.
")ne can we hoxr simple It Is If they
vlll but remember.
MlM-b N ceiled Nweet Potato,
A Bxvcct potato that will kcip as well
as tho white isitato Is what l'rofossor
E. J. Wlckson, of the department of
agriculture of the University of Cali
fornia, thinks he has discovered. It
was picked up In tho Ladrone Islands
by a bklpiM'r, who took aboard a lot of
excellent flavored sweet isjtatoes last
April, and, finding them still In good
condition uixn Ids recent arrival In
Kan Francis), gave specimens of them
to I'rofesHor Wlckson. They will bo
propagated In the hoie of working In
the commercial world of potatoes a
revolution that will be worth many
millions of dollars to California and a
'boon to mankind.
llotlieit fur nit mnlenr.
A more ambllloiis ii i'lh d than that
of growing bis early llower lu hove.
i l.cpl In the house, may he tried by Hie
amateur gardener who Is uhn n u ama
teur carpenter. A hotbed may bo built
at small expense. Old window sash, or
a single sash purchased cheaply, and
four hoard, one Inch thick and one
and one half feet w hie, may be put
togelher to form the hotbed, the boards
being used for the wall.
Warm stable manure should be put
lu the bottom, from one half to three
fourth of it foot deep, and (Irmly
pressed dow n. The bed should be well
drain. si. Light soil, to a depth of one
or two Inches should be spread over the
manure ami after one or two day,
when the teniieratiiro I (Sioled down
to T or M degrees, the bed U ready
for use.
The plants. In pot or boxes, should
be put In the bed. The hox may !'
prepared a for Indoor use, with or.11
nary garden soil at the bottom, nnd
lighter soli on top. fjirgo hole should
Is' left to drain the l"X. The Hue stMsl
should be sprinkled on the surface, nnd
tine sull sprinkled over It. and the
coarse soisl sown lu drill, or pressed
down Into the s.dl, nnd eoverisl with a
thin layer of earth. The soli should be
gently sprinkled with water n soon
as the sis-d I planted and kept moist,
without becoming soggy.
The hotls'd should I.e shaded from
the hot sun, but there should I.e plenty
of light. The cover of the bed should
be kept on until the s.s-.lllngs have
started to make good growth. On warm
spring .lay the plant should be given
fresh air by raising the hash slightly.
XX n ler anil k.II.Is In Milk.
When the cream or fat Is removed
every 1 jsninds of skim milk contain
about !' per cent of water nnd U per
cent of solids. The solids contain
about n. .1 per cent of casein atid A't er
cent of milk sugar, with small propor
tions of fat and albumeii a the fat
cannot l entirely removed. The mill;
sugar remains In the whey when It Sep
urates and the casein lu the curd or
cl sy matter, though contain
small ten-ciitages of fat, albumen, etc.
The whey will promote the formation
of fat, while the curd supply the ele
ment for growth ami muscle. It will
be an advantage to f.s the two sub
stances together, lidding bran and sea
son lightly with salt. If the skim milk
I me very sour and begin to fer
ment It should Hot be used nt all. The
proper plan Is to use the sktm milk
when frt-sh or but slightly sour.
(inlnra Shoul.l lie Popular.
Gulneii fowls should llu.l a place on
every farm, as they are profitable and
useful. They are profitable because, as
table fowls, they have f.-vv suH-rlors,
being In many ways similar to the wild
prairie chicken, so mii' li sought for by
those who love the gamey flavor of the
wild fowl. Their flesh U dark and
solid, ami no matter how cooUml,
whether as a or In a pie, they
are tempting. Their eggs are delight
fully flavored, and, though small, they
find a ready sale In all the markets.
They an' useful a guardian, hc-nii,.
at the tlrst approach of danger, xxheth
i-r by day or night, they s.-t up their
warning that miiit frighten the In
truder or bring help to their offspring.
A TurUey Coop.
A turkey ( p which has I n used
with H-rfeot satisfaction Is dosTlhe.
111 American Agriculturist a having
several distinct advantages over ordi
nary coops. It Is built out of a large
packing ease. At the t"p Is a venti
lator. Sus'iidcd by a crd Is a drop
door of close hoards an. I beneath tills
Is an ordinary door partly of wire net
ting. Each Is and can ls open
ed Independently. On cold iilghts ven
tilator and drop d.s.r may be closed.
on ordinary nights the ventilator open
ed, on hot ones both. In warm weath
er the drop door suspended as shown
In the cut forms a good shade for the
New Merit Wltrnt Treatment.
J. H. Wright, a farmer residing near
Hennessey, O, T., hns made a valuable
discovery that will l. of general Inter
est to wheat growers everywhere.
He soaks his seed wheat lu coal oil,
using about one half gallon to every
twenty husbfls of wheat, covering It
over with a blanket and letting It soak
over night. He found It equally effec
tive with corn, using one half teacup
to a waslituh if corn. He llml that It
not only preserves the cereal from rot
ting, but preserves It from Insects. Mr.
Wright has practiced Ihls for more
than three years, and his yield has
been a great deal more than that of
(hone who had better soli for planting.
Value of (be luculiulor.
It Is hard to get hens to sit In win
ter, and It Is almost necessary for the
farmer to uso Incubators to raise broil
ers In times to bring the best prices.
The Incubator on tho farm la being
brought to more profitable use every
year. There Is no doubt that the Incu
bator and brooder method of raising
chickens Is a wonderful Improvement
on the hen method. It Is cheaper, and
a greater number of fowls can be
raised from the same number of bens.
i V
Th milliner In which th d.tlboriv
lion were carried oil ought to i vlnen
the world that Algii lias would make u
lovely name for a sleeping ear. Mon
treal Star.
The spring gardening season makes
the suburban w h-r whether.
after nil, the man with the muck lake
I not entitled to some sxmpalhy. -Washington
fount Bold has found nut he doesn't
want any American tiilnle.l money. It
Is a pity that he didn't make this dis
covery u iiiiiiiImt of year ago. -New
York livening Suit.
Professor Garner nnnoiince that he
ha now completely inaiorcl the mon
key language. He expect lierearter to
! able to move freely In fashionable
society.--New York Mall.
With ii 1 1 1 1 1 re help rr.-iu the In
dustrial eoii.sriis that nre iIokI roving
Niagara, any tbs-ent oculist In the Stale
will le able to r oe what I left of
tho cataract. New York Evening Mall.
I 'oiigressiiicii who IiisIkI on o.iif lu
lling the Government n I .ll-t i llait l"ii,
to lie consistent, should also see that
their constituent are I ui'liWIicd Tree
hoes nnd garden rakes. Toledo l Ohio I
N.sTetary of Agriculture Wilson says
there will Is- no in. re emp failures.
Evidently, the S.sretaiy of grlcu II uro
and the head of the Weatb.-r Bureau
have NsMi putting up a J..I. Philadel
phia Press.
I'l esl.lciit Roosevelt sa s that we are
III urgent 1 1 of II better coast de
fense, ami ever) one who has been up
against the summer rates at the sea
shore will agris with bliil. - Philadel
phia Telegraph.
Let the Immigrant com.-, be tlu-y
lrl--ll o" Gorman, or Swedes or Slav,
or Italians, Just as long as tlu-y "lay
tu t of the big cities and the sw cat -hops
nnd settle upon the put. lie land to re
claim It. Santa I'e New Mexican.
Hyde and Alexander, late of the
Equitable, have heeii droppisl fr..m the
.lit torate of one of the branches of
the Coal Trilhf. Hire's a ca-e where
two Jonah go overboard before flic
storm breaks.- 1' Iphla North
Fifty million of iint defenses look
lis If the role of the World's -a.s-maki'r
were a little dangerous. But. then, that
is only the way of the world. The fel
low who tries to settle the other fel
low's quarrel usually gets Into a mc.
himself. Haverhill Gazette.
The Government Is about to with,
iravv the existing stock of itag
stamps and Issue fresh on. that will
stick, it I about time for l iicle Sam
to lake away the reproach of that gum
which got many a cltl.eti Into
with the KiH-or.llug Angel. New York
Evening Sun.
What did more than mi) thing else to
make Johalin Most u p.-r-oii of tio Im
sirtaiice III till community was the re
fusal of the authorities to tike hllu
with any great seriousness. 1 1 found
It hard to get Into Jail, so hard that It
took the light out of III III. New Yolk
Evening Sun.
President Roosevelt's graphic picture,
of the weekly decline of cut liu-da m for
work among l! if laborers on the Pan
ama -anal suk'k'ests that Lamb's sched
ule of employ in. -nt from II to I, with
tin hour out for lum-hism, would be
s. pulnr on the Isthmus.--New Ymlc
Evening Post.
Many of the millionaires of the day
rose from sM.r, uneducated Is.y. who
naturally adopted the phonetic mode of
spelling. It Is Mtsslhlo the board to
reform the present mode will adopt tint
phonetic system to help the great mon
eyed men out of their trouble. -- Fred
ericksburg (Va.) Star.
Some of the life Insurance companies
prided themselves so much oil teaching
u policy holder habits of issuioiuy that
they held oil to his dividends for fear
In might spend them. The directors
who were thus tempted Into habits of
extravagance are, presumably, to lvj re
gnrded as martyrs. Washington Stnr.
A colored woman of Baltimore, 107S
years old, has a distinct recollection of
General Lafayette's tour of this coun
try. This event seems to have bis-n
stored up In the memory of all old ims
ple. It Is observable of late, however,
that the coachmen of George Washing
ton are getting very scarce. Rochester
I'nl. in.
The most successful man Is usually
the most careworn, and, therefore, tho
most unhappy. A tramp has no cures
at all, nnd In the opinion of some phil
osophers the tramp approaches very
near happiness. Every healthy man
once In a while feels like going to
Japan to bask lu the smiles of the gei
shas dropping duties nnd throwing
dull care to tho lotus winds. Portland
A largo percentage of the population
of tho Isle of Guam nre reported to Ik
nlllleted with gniigrosa, a tropical dis
ease more repulsive than leprosy, which
destroys tho face by slow ulceration
and Is highly contagious or communl
cable, Tho American Governor General
of Guam recommends hospitals for tho
Isolation of the dlscusn, which recom
mendation lins been approved by tho
Kurgeon -General of the Navy. This Is
a part of "tho white man's burden,"
Atlanta Constitution.