Polk County observer. (Monmouth, Polk County, Or.) 1888-1927, December 17, 1915, Image 8

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    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1915,
LIVING HIGH IN THE AIR.
Quito, In Ecuador, With Winter Above
and Summer Below It
Quito, In Ecuador, lifted nearly two
miles Into thin air. has always boasted
Its "perpetual spriug," but In sooth It
would be just as fair to call its climate
''perpetual autumn." With a tempera
ture that borers about 60 degrees F. in
tie shade, the Qu'iloiiian passes bis life
in early April or lntr October.
He escapes the winter, to be sure,
, but misses the vernal miracle that re
deems the higher latitude. But, wheth
er he feels chilled or baked, be can al
ways turn bis eye toward comfort.
Out across the plain, about three
miles to the north, the road drops 3.000
feet through a stupendous ravine, and
from the high places of Quito one can
peer down into a semitropical valley.
Its coffee trees and cane fields dancing
In the beat waves.
On the other band, when the over
bead sun scorches there are a score of
snow peaks to refresh the eye. As you
study through a fleldglass tbe huge
drifts and wild snowstorms on Antl
eana, which looks out over the rank
forests of the "Orlente," you realize
that it is easier and safer to get from
where you are to Greenland than to
reach those polar solitudes only a dozen
miles away.
Groves of eucalyptus in tbe environs
Of Quito agreeably relieve the majesty
of the scenery, and it is said that this
province bas a third of a million of
these trees. President Moreno intro
duced them from Australia half a cen
tury ago, and it was a saying among
even the enemies of Moreno that on the
day of Judgment he will escape the
penalty of bis misdeeds with the plea.
I gave Ecuador the eucalyptus."
New York Telegram.
PUZZLED THE JAPANESE
The Tumult a Whit Woman's Pair of
Blaok Gloves Cauaad.
Japanese women never wear gloves.
Thousands upon thousands of Nippon
natives bave never seen a pair of
gloves. One day as nn American girl
and I TODe walking through u xniull
village some distance from Tokyo we
were at a loss to understand why such
a large crowd gathered around us on
tbe street.
In a small town an American always
gathers a crowd, but this crowd was
particularly thick and excited, and
when the Japanese do any looking they
want to do it up close. The natives kept
looking at my partner, pointing and
Jabbering away, wildly excited. The
crowd kept getting tighter and tighter,
while with our bands on our noses we
kept trying to push out. They kept
pointing at ber hands, then at her face,
and not UDtll oue of them reached
over and felt of her hands did we un
derstand what was the matter.
Tbe girl with me had on a pair of
black gloves with tbe ends under ber
eleeves. so that the excited villagers
were trying to solve the mystery of
how a person could have black hands
and a white face. When she drew off
ber gloves revealing bands the same
olor as her face, they disappointedly
widened enough to let us through.
No doubt if she had not removed her
gloves tbe legend or tbe woman with
the black bands and tbe white face
that once visited tbe town would have
been banded down for yean. Homer
Croy in Leslie's Weekly.
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SEAL ESTATE TRANSFERS ?
The following is a complete list of
realty transfers recorded during the
week ending yesterday as reported for
The Observer by Sibley & Eakin, ab
stractors, 515 Court street, Dallas:
E. A. Sharp and wife to K. E. and
Alice S. Fisher, lots in Kingwood
terraces, $800.
J. S. Macomber and wife to Join
W. and Kittie M. Macomber, 1.51
acres, T. 8-0, $100.
Earl Russell and wife to II. A. Bow
man. lots Falls City, $30.
Thaddens Stevens and wife to C.
E. and Anna P. Huntley, KI5.59 rods,
T. 7-4. $300.
Belinder Pattee to A. R. Ford, 40
acres, T. 6-8, $1000.
J. II. Fitzgerald and wife to D. S.
Bentlev, lot in Bentlev, $'25.
Clear View Orchard Co. to Carl B.
Fritz, lots Clear View orchards, $.1-300.
Joseph Tliai'n and wife to Claud h.
Sawtele. 3.83 acres, T. o-Y, lfUll.uu.
Andrew Smith and wife to Noah o.
Smith. 18.71 acres, T. 6-7, $100.
Andrew Smith and wife to Jvethe
E. Smith, 30 acres. T. 6-7. $100.
United States to Michael L. Rob
erts, 40 acres, T. 8-7.
Adelaide V. Dolph to Hcnrv V.
Dolph, 91.71 acres, T. 7-5. $1.
John B. Hudson and wife to A. R.
Ford, 55.36 acres, T. 6-7, $1500.
D. S. Bentley and wife to J. H.
Fitzgerald, tract at Bentlev, $25.
D. S. Bentley and wife to Portland
& West Coast Railroad company,
tract at Bentley, $75.
Portland & West Coast Railroad
company to D. S. Bentley, block 20,
Bentley, $75.
STAFRIN'S THE STORE OF
Christmas
THE LATEST COMBINATION.
Form of Divoroa In Old Roma.
In tbe earlier period of the Roman
republic divorces were quite unknown
and were rare right up to tbe time of
tbe Sullan wars. In tbe old days the
husband and wife who wished to sepa
rate appeared for the last time before
the common hearth, a priest and priest
ess being present. As on tbe day of
marriage, a cake of wbeaten flour was
presented to the husband and wife, but
Instead of sharing it between tbem
they rejected it. Then. Instead of pray
ers, they pronounced formulas of a
strange, severe, spiteful character, by
which the wife renounced tbe worship
and gods of tbe husband. Prom that
moment the religious bond was broken,
and, tbe community of worship having
censed to exist, tbe marriage without
further ado was forever dissolved.
Puzxlad.
A little girl has a new baby sister,
and she has been somewhat puzzled
as to tbe exact status of tbe new ar
rival In tbe family. She had willingly
given up ber bed, but something still
seemed to trouble her greatly. One
day she was found surveying tbe din
ing room Just at mealtime. Sbe look
ed at ber own blgb chair, then Inquir
ed suspiciously of ber father, "Where
is she going to eat, daddief Indiana
polls New.
For the past season lingerie bas been
cut with full, slouchy effects. This Is
the newest design to meet the needs
of the fitted ill waist, the trimmer fig
ure. Fashioned of sheer batiste, this
handmade garmeut has tucking,
dashes of embroidery, ribbon and val
Insertion as trimming. The woman of
nimble fingers can use this excellent
cut for a more durable material, like
finest quality of longcloth, dimity or a
good quality of crepe de chine either
white or flesh color. Indeed, experts
say that this latter material, carefully
laundered, outlasts cotton.
Not Settled Yet.
"Is tbe head -of the bouse at borne?"
asked tbe agent as the mister of the
family answered the doorbell. Making
no effort to answer the question, the
mister person said, "1 don't know
what line of goods you are Introducing
or whether they would fit in our estab
lishment or not, that phase of tbe mat
ter being neither here nor there, but
let me tell you something if you can
establish once for all Just who is to be
recognized as tbe bead of this bouse
I'll buy a gross of whatever you've
got and pay the catalogue price."
Pittsburgh Press.
An Aristooratio Grain,
Could plants lay claim to aristocratic
position, as representing an old family,
rice might safely claim to be of the
most ancient pedigree. It is tbe earliest
cereal known. Originally a native of
India, it bas crossed the ocean and
made a home for itself where beat and
moist soil could be found, it grows in
all warm portions of the globe and fur
nishes tbe principal food of nearly one
third of tbe buman race.
Conciliatory.
Head Waiter (dignified and pompoua)
-Have yon ordered, sir? Despairing
Patron Tea, I ordered a porterhouse
teak balf an boor ago, and I wish to
apologize for my rudeness. With your
permission I will withdraw It aa an or
der and renew It as a suggestion. Chi
eago Tribune.
Unnecessary Knowledge.
Annt 8a rah (a spinster) Now, deer.
If yon would only watch me closely
70a might learn bow to crochet. Little
Beasle Ob, I'm goln' to get married
wben I grow opi Pittsburgh Press,
Ceca Leaves.
Ooea. from tbe leaves of which co
caine a produced, was known among
tbe Incaa as the "divine plant" kmc be
fore tbe discovery of Axoerlca.
A Matter of Figure.
Lobbyist May I submit soma figure
la support of my contention ? 8enator
Well. thereH bave to be at least few
figures. Pack. '
Couldnt Sea Why She Was Wrong.
"Was I rude this afternoon ?"a little
girl asked ber mother.
"I hope not. my dear," said the moth
er.
Little Girl Well, our teacher was
examining us in poetry "Casablanca"
and sbe asked why did the boy stand
on the burning deck, and I said because
it was too bot for him to sit down, and
she made me stand in the corner.
Stray Stories.
A Good Actor.
"Hamfat Is out of a Job. Ton remem
ber that fellow who used to play the
part of a butler so well?'
"I remember him. Be was remarks
bly good. I should think be could get
a Job aa a real butler." Louisville Cou
rler-JournaL
DR. TOEL
ELECTRO-THERAPIST
AND
ELECTRO-SURGEON
DALLAS, ORE.
FOUR YEARS STUDY AT
GERMAN AND SWISS
UNIVERSITIES AND THE
LARGE HOSPITALS OF
LONDON, ENGLAND.
OVER THIRTY YEARS
EXPERIENCE IN HIS
SPECIALTIES.
Office, 619 Washington street,
one-half block east of the S. P. depot,
from 9 a. m. to 12 noon, 2 to 5 p. m
7 to 8 p. m., Sunday 10 to 1 p. m.
Telephone 1303.
Specialties:
CANCERS
AND
TUMORS
No knife and loss of blood. No
plasters and pain for hours or days.
POLYPUS, GOITRE,
PILES, FISTULA,
DISEASES OF
WOMEN
NOSE, THROAT, LUNGS,
SKIN
Kidneys, Bladder, Prostate,
Liver, Stomach, Bowels,
Nervous Diseases,
Gout, Rheumatism.
OZONE
INHALATIONS
CONSULTATION FREE
OS
Many New ad Novel G-odsThis Season
Many Appropriate Gift
Waterman's Fountain $2.50 to $11 Smoking Sets, 50c to $5
Rexall Fountain Pens, $1 to $5 CiSars Boxes'
Toilet Articles, 50c to $10 Ash Travs 25c to $15
Shaving Sets, $1 to $5 Desk Sets' $1 to $10
Safety Razors, 25c to $6 . Perfumes, 25c to 5
Traveling Sets, $1 to $15 Toilet Water, ft
Stafrin's Drug Sto
BEST PRICES & QUALITY GOODS
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Preeocioua In Spots.
Bobby Do I hare to go to school,
mother? Mother Of course. Bobby.
Bobby Why. mother. I beard yon tell
father last night that I knew entirely
too much. Detroit Free Press.
Like strength is felt from hope and
from despair. Homer.
Right at Home.
Sometimes It Is bard to And the city
f happiness, bnt it will narrow tbe
search If yoa remember that It Is la the
state of mind. Tooth's Companion.
The foundations of Justice are that no
oa shall suffer wrong: then that the
public good shall be promoted. Clear.
HEN in need of
Athletic Sup
plies, Flash.
lights and Batteries, Pock
et Cutlery, Bicycles, Mo
torcycles, Sundries, Blast
ing Powder, Gun Repair
ing, Umbrella Repairing,
Bicycle and Motorcycle Re-
dairing, or in fact any light
Mechanical Repairing, call
on
L B. HKSON Jr.,
PEONS 1072.
SIS MAIN ST.
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WHY NOT BUY
FOR Xffl
(IMMEDIATE DELIVERY)
THE UNIVERSAL CAR
MORE EXTENSIVE SERVICE FOR FORD OWNERS IS ASSURED BT
THE ADDITION OF NEW BRANCHES AND MORE AGENTS. OVER
900,000 FORDS NOW IN DAILY TJSE-7,000 FORD AGENTS TO GIVE
SERVICE SHOULD BE EVIDENCE ENOUGH TO ANT PROSPEC
TIVE BUYER OF THE STABILITY, QUALITY AND GENERAL POPU
LARITY OF THIS UNIVERSAL CAR, AND THE PRICES LOWEB
THAN EVER. RUNABOUT $390 ; TOURING CAR $440; TOWN CAE
640, F. O. B., DETROIT. WHY PAY MORE? ON SALE AT
Shreeve's fa (Sara
NORTH MAIN STREET; DALLAS j