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SATURDAY M AKCtl 2S BMW.
POST (.HECK SYSTEM.
To the lonj stat.ding questicn,
what shall be done with the jack
rabbit? Echo, answers that he
shall be canned, says The D tiles
Chronicle. The aim is to convert
him from a pest into a table deli
cacy. Instead of being permitted
to roam at large, free to devour
what the farmer most desires io
have preserved, the litt'e denizens
of the sage brush country will be
slaughtered for commercial pur
poses and may possibly find their
way in cans to the larders of the
chief nations of the world. It is
certainly a worthy object, this cf
converting a supposedly worthless
animal into a useful food product.
While at present there is no crying
demand for canned jackrabbit,
there is no telling how insistent
that demand might become when
once a tasU for it has hveil cuhi.
We are pleased to note the in
terest anti enthusiasm which being
manifested in the bill recently be
fore Congress providing for a post
check currency. The post check
system provides paper money
printed in such a way that it may
be used as check for its face value,
says the Salem Sentinel.
There are hundreds of things a
person wants to send money for,
perhaps to the store at tiie county
seat, Under the poet cheek plan
he would take his money, write vatel. The rabbit of the sage
the name of the store keeper on the brush country is sai l to he gamy.
blank lines printer! on the face- and experience has shown that a
altaeh and cancel a two cent post viand to become popular, fashion
age stamp, anil the transfer of1 able and much in demand has
money to the storekeeper is coni- , °nlv to be gamy, . With this new
plete. He has drawn a check delicacy once approved by epicures
against the government fur the I an^ cxPertB *n gastronomy, there
amount of the bill thus changed is a possiblily that it may grow in
into a cheek, and as a check it can general favor so that no menu it a
go through the mails without the ti-st class dining establishment
danger attached to the sending of will be complete or satisfactory un-
a loose bill. His money has been less the Oregon jackrabbit is in-
with _ a __
strokes of ciuded in the highly prized edibles.
the pen it. is turned into a check. | If the American people can once be
Its life is discontinued in one way i educated to eat canned jackrabbit,
and a new life starts. If he makes ! there is no telling what change
a blunder in writing, he puts on a may me wrought in the condition
two-cent stamp, cancels it. goes to j of the people who live in the jack
With rabbits to
the postoflice and gets a new one rabbit country.
in its place, ard this process may
be repeated until the addre-s is
The govt ru who cares to chase it into a corral.
inent secures a two-cent fee on the
letter, it secures two cents on each i Here’s to the man who does
bill made into a check, where if things, who tries and makes mis
the farmer made the journey at his takes. who tries and succeeds
own loss, it would be also that Better a try anil a failure than nev
much loss of revenue to the goveri • er a try at all. About nine out ofi
ten of the attempts of the man who'
The advantages and economies does things are failures or only
of doing business by mail are being partial successes, yet he is the
realized more and more, and stronger for them all and his world
this branch of business is increas is better. In business, in politic?,
ing with the rapidity which its im in society, in morals, the man who
portance demands. How much does things is the main spring.
simpler and more popular could Conservatism, i nd itlerence, laziness,
this purchasing by mail be made inaction, are the clogs which delay
should the post cheek and the par progress.
cels poet system be adopted. It
Tne man who is a'ert, with busy
provides a perfectly safe and eco mind and restless energy, drives
nomical plan of sending money unwilling circumstances or adverse
through the mail at a minimum conditions to panic and all thing?
cost aud without inconvenience.
equal they are as often good as bad.
As experience ripens they are goed
One of the interesting incidents most frequent and he is blesse 1 in
of la«t Congress was a memorial due proportion. Get a move on !
from the Colorado legislature for Develop a hustle! Think a few
an appropriation of $20.u00,000 for times wnen things do seem to slag-
constructing a highway across the riate. Push, branch out. do things.
A grand Mistakescarry their own morals,
high-wav from ocean to ocean, con success stimulates anil widens the
structed by the people, would be a horizon of every day conception.
long step forwa> d in the direction The world cries all hail to the man
of a national system of good roads who does things; it even forgives
such as most of the European his mistakes if it understands and
approves his motives.
countries have todav.
gospel in small affairs as well as
great. The one leads inevitably to
the other, Whoop, it up, brethren,
meaning also sister«, heaven is
Is well expanded. He uses his lungs to finally to the hustler.—Exchange.
tilt MJGLUrs CSEST
their fullest capacity. People in ordin
ary do not use much over half their lung
power. The unused lung Mir’ace be
comes inert, and offers a prepare' 'round
for the attack of the germs of consump
tion. There is no need to warn people
of the danger of
warning is con
stantly needed not
to neglect the first
symptoms of dis
Dr. Pierce’s Gold
en Medical Discov
ery cures obrtinate
and other condi
tions which, if
negle< ted or un
find a fatal termi
nation in consump
tion. It is entire
ly free* from opi
ates and narcotics.
"About three year?
ago I was taken v* ith
a bad c< ueh. vomiting
and spitting l.b-cd.”
writes Mr i). J. R<.b-
inson of Spring ( .ar-
den. W. Va.
many remedies; noth
ing aeemed to help me
ini i _ commenced using I)r. Fierce’s Golden
radical Iiisrovery. After using ten bottles and
four vialsof nis ‘ Pleasant Pellets.’ I commenced
1<> improve. My case seemed to be almost a
hopeless oue. D<x:tors pronounced it ulcer of
the lungs. I was sick nearly two years- part of
the time 1>edfast. Was given up to die by all.
] thought it would be impossible for me to live
over night at one time. I haven’t spit anv blood
n<-w for more than twelve months, nnd vorked
an the farm al! last summer.
It was Dr.
J ierce's medicines that cured me.”
Accept no substitute for** Golden Med-
kill Discovery.” There is nothing "just
its good ” for diseases of the stomach.
The ” Medical Adviser," in paper cov
er.-,. is sent free on receipt of 21 one rv r.t
sumps to pay for mailing only. Addrtas
Tlr. R. V. Fierce, Buffalo, N. Y.
On April 1st the president ex
pects to start on his western tour
and he will put in two months in
making the trip twice across the
the coutim nt. Il Ims been many
years since a president visited this
President Harrison was
here in 1901. The piople, regard
less of party affiliations, will join
¡n welcoming a president to the
state Admiral Clark will be with
the president’s party. As captain
he to ik the Oregon around the
Horn during the Spanish war, a
performance that filled the heart of
every American with pride.
Lost one two-year old cow w i t h
calf. Brand, on ribs OO, and 7 on
one hip and 72 on the other. I will
pay $5 reward for her recovery.
THE POWER OF MUSIC.
llow « Olri rr
«Hinn Sh» Iti nn Orgnn
tu n land) Who Had IJttle
Tn one of the local music stores the
other day several salesmen were relat
ing experience» connect«'.! with the
eraft, when one of the party, who hud
Iveen a dealer in organs in a -«null way
in a western state, where he hud acted
ns agent for a big concern in supply
ing- the local trade, grew retniui.-eent,
relates the Washington Star.
“1 remember mi incident connected
with the sale of those cottage organ»
that has somewhat the flavor < f the
David llnrum boss trade." said he.
".My rival in the organ husineis in the
western t”i«n wax one of the slickest
salesmen that ever cajoled the elucive
currency from a folded fist. The fel
low his name was Bishop sold or
gans to nearly every family in three
counties. We got our instruments for
about $2S net, and the regular selling
price was $G().
“Bishop had a light wagon eon-
structed especially tor carry ing a cot-
tage organ, and he would |ond in one
of the instruments mid, together w ith
his nssistnnt. who was n fine musician,
would start for the country.
“One tiny he drove to a farm owned
nnd managed by a wealthy old Irish
lady whit couldn't tell a music -core
from n baseball tally sheet. A« Hi«bup
nnd his assistant drove up to the house
with organ in the wagon the old l:>dv
came out before the door, and with
her arms akimbo struck a Del-arte.-m
pose suggestive of the haughty deci
sion. and said:
" 'Take tlmt thing out of me ynrd!
Move on will yez. I won't have 11(1
music l»oxes around me.
dare to take it out nv the wagin, or i’ll
break it open wid mi ax."
“‘Oh, I didn't intend to take the
organ out. Mrs. Murphy.'said Bishop.
‘I only wanted to water m) house«.*
“It was a warm day anil, after
watering the anima!.«, the two began
conversing pleasantly with Mrs. Mur
phy until her aggresslvene-s relaxed.
Bishop declared it was too warm to
take to the road for a while nnd that
thev would have tn rest. He present
ly induced the old lady to let them
put the organ under n shade tree out
of the sun. The two cor--»irntor«
against the pence <f the hotiselo l.l
strolled aimlessly about ti e ynrd. nnd
nfter .awhile the voting felln-v o'-meil
tin the organ and begin nlnying livrlv
airs with the Irish s 1 icliIng out n 11 over
them. He wn* an • x-cellent performer
and be coaxed all the Irish out of that
instrn-s-ent there wn« in It. nnd pr« *-
ently Mrs. Murphy peeled < ut nt th”
The n«s!«t-nt pln'ed through
his list of airs nnd started on seme of
the old songs dear to every native < f
old Erin, using the stops and pedals
with great effect.
“ ‘And ’»liwrit do vez nek fer a thirr
like thot?' the old lady presently
“ ‘We ii«nnllv get $75 for that organ.'
he replied indifferently, nnd went on
sauntering about Pv ’ -d.
“The music continued, and after a
few minutes Mrs. Murphy asked:
‘Would ye sell it anv chenper fer cn«h ?'
"‘No.’ s.ivs Bishop, ‘that’s the low
est cash price.'
“Mrs. Murphy walked hack to the
house. Finn'lv the young man closed
the organ with a snap and backed nn
the wagon preparatory to reloading.
Mr-. Mart hv enn-e out with unmistak
able interest visible in lier counte-
nance. Rhe looked the organ over a
moment and then said:
“‘Now. Mr. Bishop, couldn't ye
throw ’ Off five dollars if I’d give ye cash
“ 'No.' said he. ‘this organ is the one
I am using for a sample, and it's one
of the best. I don't care to sell it
anyway, but I have son-” down nt the
store.' and he went on reloading.
“The old lady's Irish blood was nn.
She couldn't let an instrument that
could express the sentiments of those
old melodies ho sweetly escape her.
so she said: ‘I don't want any other
one. Just be aisy now and wait a
minute,* and she dodged into the
house, where the family bank, con
sisting of an old stocking, was opened,
and she counted out $75 for the lucky
“The organ was placed in the narlor.
the assistant taught the old lady a
chord, and as they drove away they
could hear her hammering on the
o rga n
Down the ron<1 for half a mile they
could hear ‘turn, tiim-fttm. turn, turn-
turn.' ns she endeavored to tret her
money's worth. The only titre it nf-
forced her satisfaction, however, was
when some visitor who could plnv
dropped in. and then the music of old
Erin could be heard from the roadway I
Wild Flower» »** Weed«.
It ha» lieen stated that the only dif
fcrcnce. between a weed and a wild
flower is that it is a weed when it com.:
up where the cultivator docs not want
it. A wildflower, then, becomes a weed I
when growing in cultivated ground.
One would hardly suppose that the ,
Canr.n of our gardens, a beautiful wild 1
flower of Florkln. is often a great [» st
to the Florida horticulturist, and it
classed there ns among the worst
weeds. It. appears persistently in low
i-round, known to cultivators as Iir.n;-
mock soil; its root stocks grow so deep
in the ground that th” plow docs l;o‘
♦ urn (him out,rothat they grow up a
iwid ns ever in newly plowed ground
Th” roots have, to lx- dug out with :
spade, in order to p
clear of them.—
SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY
California hu» 112,000 acres of prune
Oil fuel 1» used exelimhcly in the III
melting furnaces of the new I'hilutlel-
phiu mint. The tetnper.iture in these
furnaces cun be raised to 1,000 de
It is »aid that the flint which forms
the substratum of London is nothing
but petrilii'd sponges. An exiiininu
tion i f the fossil sponge or flint shows
The stick insect of Borneo, the larg
est in eel known, is sometimes 13 inch
es long. It is wingless, but some spe
cies of stick insects have beautiful
colored wings that fold like fans.
Several factories have been built in
Germany for the manufacture «>r
“forest wool" out of pine needles, It
is used for milking underclothes anil
for stuffing iiHtttresses and furniture.
line of the most important Indus
tries attaching to the cheap power
now produced by Niagara is the elec
trical tearing apart of the molecule of
common suit resulting in the forma
tion of caustic .«»la and bleuching
A portable street light of great il
luminating power is the device of the
Westminster county council for les
sening accident» from London fog»
A cylindrical tank IS inches in diam
eter mid two feet high is charged with
25 gallons of petroleum, mid com
pressed air force» vapor from the oil
into u standpipe provided with a
burner. On igniting the torch tlare»
up IS inches to two feet, with u power
of 1.000 caudles.
Leroy Beaulieu, a well-known econ
omist of Faris, lias declared that the
leisure class of num will have to work
for their living in 105!. He made this
interesting statement in a lecture on
the conversion of the French three and
one-linlf per cent, debt into three per
cent, bonds, lie snitl Hint the rate of
interest is constantly decreasing, anti
predicted that in the next 25 years
capital will be gind to get two per
cent., and that 50 year» hence such
tirst-eluss securities ns government
bonds ami railwny securities will Iwnr
one per cent, interest, “which." said
the lecturer, “will compel all except
the very large capitalists to work fora
living, and the leisure of the class of
people now cnlled well off will be abol
The Kind You lluvc Always Bought, nml which him been
in use for over .‘IO years, lias horno tlio slgnntnre of
nnd has I mmiu iiiim I» under his per
sonal sti|M<rvl»l«>u xlnco Its Inftuicy,
Allow no oiio todccelvc you in this.
All Coiintert'clts, Imitations in««’. •• Ju«t-iis-goo<l” are hut
Fx|>«>rim<*iits that trill«« with nnd endunger the I kw III i o C
lnthiits and Children—Experience ngniiist Experiment.
What is CASTORIA
Cu.sforiii is n harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Par©«
|f«u*i<‘, Props nml Sootliing Sjrups. It is Pleasant, it
contiilns ncit!»«•»• Opium, IMorpliliu» nor otlmr Nurcotic
Niibstaiicc. Its ng«» is its guarantee. It dcstroj « W«»rum
mid nllnys IVvciisliiicss. It cures lllarrlima untl Wind
Colie. Il r«‘li«‘ves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
nnd Flatulency, it assimilates th«« Food, regulates th«»
Stoninch and Howels, giving healthy nn«l nuturui sleep.
Th«« Children’s Panac««u—The Mother’s Friend.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
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Pugilistic.- Nell "Did Mi»« llilly-
ums net ii» if »t wax a severe blow
when -he diiin't get the pritu-iBelle
“Yes; she took the count." Phila
“What's the matter with Jinison?”
“Doctor say» it'» a complication.
Played ping-pong, g'df. lucycted unit
got n motor ear, and the four kinds of
faces were too much for him."—Lon
Eczymark "A lady told my fortune
yesterday, and she said I would meet
with ti financial reverse." Sceptick
"And did you?” Kezytni.-k "Sure!
She charged me $2."—Ohio State Jour
"Troubled with dysp^psin, are you?
Did you ever tr* any «ifany medicine?"
asked the druggist. “Oh. yes; but it
wasn't that that gave it to in«. I had
it long before I took any of your stuff."
"l!y the way,” reminded the curious
intpiirer, "wluit's it rynonytnou» ex
pression for ‘talking simp ’’ " “Well,"
replied Jonkley, "there'» ‘tonsorial
emporium.' and haircutting parlor.'”
— Philadelphia Press.
Hntigin' On. Lariat Luke—"Whnt
I era me of that hanger-on from th'
cast?" Horrible Hank "lli-'s still
hangin’ on«” Lariat Luke "Down nt
the Red Eye saloon?” Hon ible llnnk
-—"Naw; bangin' on tew a cottonwood
tree nt th' edge of town." Ohio State
The Point of Difference. “You don’t
mean to cite your government ax an
example of a republic.” "Well,” an
swered the South American dictator,
“there's only one little difference be
tween our republic uml your». Instead
of elections we have revolutions.”—
Two Sinners. “It is very wrong to
tell a falst’lmod,” said hi» mother to
little Jimmie, who had caught him in
one. “Then we’re both offul »inner»,
ain't wc, maw?” queried Jimmie.
“Both! What do you meun?" “Wlty,
you told Missus Smith yesterday that
you hoped slic'd cull ngnin, all' nfter
she wuz gone you said you wished
»he'd never come again.”- Ohio State
Phenomena of Prlle Eruption.
While the fiery tornado, passing
toward the south and west, widened
the sweep of its destructive power
in order to extend its devastations
further, another remarkable phenom
enon carne tc stop it in its course,
i wo strong atmospheric currents,
laden with rain, moving, one from
the southeast, the other from the
north, fell of a sudden upon the
sides of the fiery spout, and, encirc
ling it, along a distinctly marked
line, cooled it to such a point that
I have seen persons who, finding
Giem»el«e» precisely upon thi» line
of .leinnreation, were »truck on one
side by fiery missile», while on the
other, nnd only « few fret a Way.
nothing wiih falling but the rnin of
mud. cinder», mid »ton.» which <le-
scende.l on the countryside every-
To Cure a Cold in One Day
in Two Day».
Harney Valley Brewery
L. XVOLDEN’BERG, SR., Proprietor.
The services of a brewer of )«>ng y«‘ar» ex|erience has been se
cured ami the product of this Brewery is of the best grade ir. ’b" ’
Inland Empire. Place a trial order ami you will not be disap
The bar is supplied with none
but the very best brands of
Wines, Liquors and Carlxmated
drinks, and the Choicest Cigars.
Your patronage solicited.
Courteous treatment t«> all.
Corner north of postoffice.
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The Southern Oregon State Normal School opens Wednesday,
September 10th. Full faculty ; improved building; exhaustive
course of study ; each department filled by a specialist. Latin
and economics added for the benefit of those preparing to teach
in High Schools, but are optional. -f200 in cash prizes for excel
lence in oratory and athletics. Expenses light; social conditions
ideal. Send for catalogue.
B. F. MULKEY, President,
CLI Fl' 0li!) 1’lit )M AS, Secretary