ROMANCE OF A SHOVEL fC IT Y * B A K E R Y } An Id e a T h a t W e n a F o r tu n e F o r a R a ilw a y L a b o re r. The simplest labor savlug device may quite possibly be worth a fortune. Oue PAUL STEPHAN, Proprietor m day a good many years ago a number Biggest loaves and best bread baked in Oregon Be a loaf, three o f men were at work on tbe roadbed loaves for 10c. Thirty loaves (or $1.00. Baked at home by a resi- o f a line o f railway in course of dent baker. Patronize home, especially when the home product i construction between Birmingham and Manchester. They were cutting is the best. The only bakery in Coquille. Bread cheaper than i through a hill and moving the material you can bake it yourself. Delicious fruit cake at 40c a pound. by loosening it with picks, shoveling . it into barrows and wheeling it away. I The shovels they were using were FlOifI STREET REMEMBER THE PLACE PHONE 376 known as Irish shovels, with a square cornered blade about fifteen inches long. The work progressed but slow ly, and tbe subcontractor In charge re buked his workmeu for not making quicker progress. One o f them replied that if be would grind off the corners o f the shovels It would be easier to get them Into tbe earth, and, consequently, they would be able to work mors quickly. The contractor ridiculed the iden. which he considered a piece o f inso lence on the part o f tbe workman, but the navvy was quite in earnest and not easily discouraged. When the work Remember we are still giving a good double was completed be discussed tbe mat disc grapbopbone record when your cash ter with a friend o f his at Sheffield, who persuaded an Ironmonger he knew purchase amounts to $5.00, by the payment to make a dozen or so as an experi of 35 cents extra. A good assortment to ment The tools were offered to n large contractor, who promised to let select from. A full and complete line of some o f bis men use the new shovels Staple and Fancy Groceries, Flour, Feed, and report results. About a week afterward the con Lard, Etc. See us before buying E con om y tractor returned with the Information that bis men were fairly quarreling as Fruit Jars. to who should use the new tools, some arriving to work a quarter of an hour before time in order to be there first when the tool box was opened. The navvy's suggestion had proved a good one. A patent was secured and an agreement made between the navvy, the manufacturer and the contractor. When the navvy died he left a fortuno of over £05,000, the proceeds from roy R. E.SHINE, Vlae Pros alties on the manufacture o f shovels ». J. SHERWOOD Prs*. under his patent.—Pearson’s Weekly. 0. C. SANFORD, Asst. Cashier l . H. 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Even the lengthening o f a man’s life by a day may make death easier by giving him the opportunity o f soothing a guilty conscience, o f signing a will, o f redressing an Injustice, o f healing a breach o f friendship the memory of which might lmbltter another life, of saying farewell to a son or daughter who had come in haste from a great distance. Any one who has seen death beds knows how anxieties o f this sort may darken the last hours and how their removal may reconcile tbe suffer er to death It seems to us that this talk o f tbe right to die and the wrong doing o f doctors In seeking to prolong a life that Is hanging by a thread springs from the unwholesome senti mentalism and the inevitable accom paniment o f selfishness which are among the unhappy notes of the pres ent time. To the older writers the death agony was the final struggle o f the soul leav ing the body, and by a confusion of thought due to tbo acquired meaning o f the word it has come to be general ly believed that the partlDg of tbe spir itual from the material part o f man is painful. Those whose lot It has been to stand at many deathbeds know that this Is not the case. Sir William Osier says that he has careful records of about (100 denthbeds, studies! particu larly with reference to the modes of dying aDd the sensntions o f the dyiDg. O f these ninety suffered bodily pain or distress o f one sort or nnother, eleven showed mental apprehension, two pos itive terror, one expressed spiritual ex altation. one bitter remorse. The great majority gave no sign one way or the other.—British Medical Journal. & Von Pegert Mechanical The Farm B u ild in g s . The progressive farmer Is always building or improving his buildings. 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There Is a Philadelphia sporting man who Is famous for the roll he always j carries. Another man said to him one | night: “ I suppose In strange hotels you al ways put your roll under your pillow, j eh?" “ No; oh. no.” said the sporting man “ I couldn’t sleep with my head so high."—Exchange. He Moved Away. There was a merchant In our town who was not wondrous wise; he vow ed that be could get along nnd never ; advertise. Ills rivals now are all con vinced that* advertising pays, for he : was forced to get along In less than j ninety days.—Chicago Journal. Happiness and misery are the names [ o f two extremes, the utmost bounds whereof we know o»t — Loot*. FOLEY S HONEY AND TAR COMPOUND If you are looking for a eoaey 1 modern home close to Coquille this Incorporated. is a reliable family medicine. (Jive is It. Owner must sell. 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Arizona, probably Arizonac in Its original form, was the native and probably I’ lma name of the place—of a hill, valley, stream or some other local feature—just south of the modern boundary, in the mountains still so called, on the headwaters o f the stream flowing past Sarlc, where the famous Planchas de Plata mine was discovered In the middle of the eight eenth century, the name being first known to tbe Spaniards In that con nection and being applied to the min ing camp or real de mlnas. The abori ginal meaning o f the term is not known. Tbe name should probably be written and pronounced Arlsona, as our English sound o f r. does not occur In Spanish.—II. H. Bancroft, “ History o f the Pacific States." S > -/VA P s> f ) ( l ^ zszszs GLEAN AND Oil THE FARM HARNESS A v o id M u s ty G r a in . - G r im Sir William MacGregor was the her» o f such an adventure as one expects ordinarily to read about only lu fiction o f a certain hue. The steamship Syria, with a lot ot Indian coolies ou board, struck on a rock about twelve hours from Suva, the capital o f Fiji. Successful D a ir y in g . Dr. MacGregor, then acting colonial Some people have an idea that the secretary, organized a relief expedl only way to make dairying profitable tion, clambered over a broken mast is to havo every possible contrivance that was the only path to the emi that one can think of. This is hardly grants and again nnd again returned right or just. Many a man has been with a man or woman on his back a successful dairyman with a limited and sometimes a child, held by its equipment. clothes between his teeth. A man o f vast physical strength. The Winter Cow. MacGregor wanted It all for hla final Fall nnd winter is the great harvest feat. Down below on the reef was a time for butter fat. T<» be sure it costs woman who had fallen overboard, had a little more to produce it at this time, got at the spirits and was mad with but the price is so much better that drink. The captain o f the ship nnd n there is no question as to the advisa police officer who had gone after her bility of the winter cow. were being swept out to sen. Mac Gregor slid down a rope, caught the knot o f the woman’s hair In his teeth and with his bands seized the two men and dragged them both Into safety He went back to Suva In a borrowed suit of pajamas, having left nil Ills clothes and a good deal of his skin on the coral reef. Modest, like many heroes, Mac Gregor left himself out of bis own re port, and It was from the governor that the queen first heard the whole story.—London Graphic. There is no economy In feeding min- Mrs llenharo—Before you married ! ty grain o f any kind to the chickens, even If It can be had for n quarter o f me you said that I was n queen Bee ham—Well. I no longer believe In a I he price o f good grain. The fowls will cat it If other food Is wit ibrld. monarchical form o f governmenL- but It is not good for them. Chlcago News - THE PAUSE AT DINNER. How completely lu any dome.in- emergency the master can , 011 m on bis Berber servants Is Illustrated i»y tills grim anecdote from Mrs K I. Butcher’s book. “ Egypt ns We Knew Winter Feed For Fowls. 1L” An Englishman of very high rank From now on all the feed the fowls In the Egyptian service wished to give get must be provided for them. They In Ills own house a dinner party to the will need grain food, green food and prime minister and other Egyptluu unluial food The grain fodd Is easily and English notubles. He was a bach i procurable, provided you have the elor and did not often entertain, hut i price. For green food lay lu a supply he spoke to his servants and told them that he particularly wished the dlnuer o f second growth clover bay or al to be successful. falfa. When scalded this Is almost as The Egyptian, or. rather, Berber, I good as green clover, and the birds are servant has a quick sense for the lion | ! fond o f It. The problem o f supplying or o f "our bouse," as every good serv uuimul food is easily solved. Buy a ant calls his master’s abode So the j green hone cutter, get hones from the servants bestirred themselves, and the butcher and grind them up. If you guests sat down to an excellent din I cuDuot afford the hone cutter get the ner beautifully served. bones and boll them, making a soup Good fish succeeded good soup, nnd wherewith to moisten nnd mash feed. then there was a pause. The host Tbeu cut up the hones with nil ax or talked his best, but began to feel nerv a maul, lu addition to the above, sup ous. However, after a delay hardly ply grit, charcoal and clean water, nnd long enough to attract the notice of | fo u r hens ought to lay all winter.— the guests the even procession of dish Kansas Farmer. es began again, and tbe evening was most successful. T h e E a r l y L a y in g P u lle t s . After the guests had departed the It woulu be a good idea to watch host said a word o f praise to his head the early hatched pullets aud mark servant and theD remarked: those that lay the earliest. The pul “ By the way, there was rather 11 lets that lay first and longest are ideal long wait after the fish. Why was breeders from which to establish a that?" prolific laying strain. Keep all such “ May It please your excellency, the pullets nnd In the hatching season give cook died o f cholera.” their eggs to some good brood hen and "W hat!" keep the strongest o f the chicks. When But Investigation put tbe fact he they have reached maturity It must be yond a doubt The cook, attacked nt remembered that the males as well a9 the last moment, but anxious for the the females come from a laying strain. honor o f the house, had worked on In mating them the following year till he fell dead at his post, and Ids cull out all the poor layers and In a body had been then hastily laid aside, few j'ears you will have a strain of and the marmiton finished the cooking heavy layers that will be a source of I learned this story after the Eug pleasure and profit to you. It is only lishman had left the country. I never by selection of the best aud the elimi heard that any o f the guests suffered nation of the poorest that the differ or even knew what had happened ent strains of i>oultry can be Improved. If any farmer will stand ul .1 large milk receiving depot or other point where furmers' teams usseinble he will probably he struck to note how few of the horses have clean, well kept harness. The harness in mnny cases looks as If It had never been cleaned for months. Considering the C h i n e s . C r im i n a l L a w . rise In the prices o f nil good harness Curiously like tbe Mosaic and R o and the cheapness of good harness man customs, the fixed laws o f China composition nnd oil. It Is n good In are carved in stone and set up in the vestment to buy a small stock of streets. Chinese criminal law, which these preparations and apply to the Is founded on the “ Chau Kung.” or harness once a week. ritual of Chau. Is based upon the ac A single set of harness can be oiled cused confessing, and no punishment over with n brush In half an hour. It can ensue until this Is brought about. Is not necessary to open up all the Before the condemned are decapitated buckles every time ns the oil enn be they ure offered all the sarasehu they well worked In with the brush. By desire to drink, and lu most cases they doing this the harness Is always In a are allowed to choose whether they soft, pllnhle condition nnd can he will ride in a ricksha or be carried in easily nltered for different horses In a sedan.—J. S. Thomson’s “ The Chi a few minutes Instead o f having to nese.” wrestle with dry, hard straps In buckles nnd having the leather crnck- S e v e rin g O ld T ie s . By going over Willie was sent out by his mother to lng In many places. the woodshed to saw and split some the harness every week small repairs stove wood out o f a pile o f old railroad can be detected nnd made before they Any mnn who uses a ties. Going outdoors shortly after, she go too far. found the youth sitting on the saw knife to make a hole In harness should horse with Ills bead bowed down In his he made to buy a new strap or keep bands, She nsked her hopeful why he tbe lenther punch handy.—Rural New Yorker. didn’t keep at his work. “ My dear mother," he replied with M a k in g S u g a r C u re d H a m . much feeling, “ I find It so hard, so very The following recipe for the making hard, to sever old ties.” —Llppineott’s. o f sugar cured ham has been used for fifteen yenrs by W. C. Hutchison, un P le n t y o f P u rp o s e . til recently president o f the Missouri “ I have here a poem.” "Is It a poem o f any serious pur- state board o f agriculture: To 100 jose?” Inquired the editor o f the High- pounds o f meat use 40 pounds o f com mon salt. 10 pounds Orleans sugar. 4 j.row Mngaztne. ’’It is. sir. It was written to pay my pounds block pepper, 3 pounds saltpe board bill with.” —Kansas City Jour ter and half n pound o f cayenne pett ier. Mix thoroughly, then rub half the Dal mixture on tbe ment, let tt lay for tw o weeks, then nib on tbe remain H u m i lit y . If thou wouldst find much favor der. after which let It lay for four and peace with God and man be very weeks, then hang and smoke, fatter wrap in newspapers, sack nnd hang in low in tblne own eyes. Forgive thy self little and others much.—Archbish n cool, dark place. op I-elghton H is P r o t e s t. Kirne TIMELY HINTS FOR FARMERS 1 Three Vital Reasons “ 1 want to give every using electric, ight th r e e vital reasons Iigh why the General Electric M azda L am p should make them have their house, store, office or factory wired. First— The G -E M azda Lam p gives nearly th r e e t im e s the lig h t of the ordinary carbon incandes cent. pers rson not Second— It costs n o m o r e to burn. 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