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LEBANON, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 15, 1837.
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LKBANOX LopnB, SO. . A. P. a A. M : Meat
al their new hatl in Masonic Block, on Satuiday
araning, on or bafora th full xnoon.
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Min strset; rutting rathrM coulially invited, to
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AC INT ros.,
THE PARIS TOWER.
Whatth. Projitor or th Ulgantle Stroe
tur. lias to Xay About It.
Paris is to hnre the greatest tower In
the world, nfter all. 51. Eiffel' tower,
which the Govein merit has authorized
him to raise on the Chump de Mars,
will dominate all Paris, and surpass, in
fact almost double, in hoight the high
est existing' structure. Liberty, to
whom such homage was paid for her
grandeur and greatness, is but a pigmy
of the statue world compared with this
rig:ntic monster. Lord Nelson's nion
lment, London. Is 162 feet; "Liberty,"
New York. 2--D feet; St Paul's. Lon
don, 800 feet; the Great Pyramid. 460
feet; St, Peter's, of Rome. 607 feet; the
Cologne Cathedral, 632 feet; the Wash
ington Monument, at present the high
est in the world, 6.55 feet; and the Paris
Tower is 1,000 feet In order to find
out what M. EifM had to say to the
various objections which have been
made to his tower, and to get his
opinion on its utility, I called on him
the other day at his works at Lenallois
Perret To him his great projection is
synonymous with the success of the
"They- begin by declaring," he re
marked, referring to his adversaries,
"that my tower is not French. It is
big enough and clumsy enough for the
English or Americans, but it is not our
style, they say. We are occupied more
with little artistic bibelots than giants of
bad taste like your tower. But though we
ire occupied most with art and music,
that fs no reason." said he, emphatic
ally, "why we should not show the
world what we can do in the way of
great engi leering projects. And as
for its being bad taste, why, on the con
trary, it will be one of the chief orna
ments of the town. One of the most
frequent objections made to the tower
is that it is useless. That is another
error. Take its importance, for in
stance, from a meteorological point of
view. It is not every day that meteor
ologists can get up one thousand feet
above the soil. This totver will enable
them to study the decrease of temtera
fure at different heights, to observe the
variations of wind, find out the outn-
tity of ram "..;.V-2. at different
heights and tht density of the rlouu.
Indeed, In all that relates to tempera
ture, hygrometry, air currents and the
composition of the air, the tower will
fford opportunities for study and re
search, many of which hare hitherto
twen impossible. It will lie equally
useful to astronomers. Here experience
with the spectroscope can be carried
n with great fudity; the laws of
refraction and the physical aspects
f the moon, planets and nebula
t tidied in most favorable conditions. 1
have received testimonies from sav.-ants
on all these oiiiLs. Then there is
ts utility from a military point of
tiew. In the event of another siege of
Paris see how important this tower
would be. Communication could be
kept up by means of optic telegraphy
for a great distance around Paris; for
i'rom the summit yon could have amag-
uticent panorama extending from 120
to 180 kilometers. Paris bv nitrht, dec-
rated and illuminated as it will be
luring the exhibition, is a sight which
efore was only within the reach of
icronaiits. In fact, the tower will be
:he thief attraction of the exhibition.
ir Cunliffe Owen remarked to me just
he other day: "Io ton think that we
English will come to look at vour little
nbelots and jntts of pomade? No, but
.re will come in hundreds to see your
"What if it topple over. M. Eiffel?"
"There is not the least danger of
hat In our construction of the tower
,ve have calculated on the force of the
ivind. We have calculated that the
ower will normally withstand a wind
ressirre of 300 kilogrammes permjuare
netcr, which amounts to a total pres
sure of 2,250,000 kilogrammes. Wo
lave made this calculation on the most
avorable hypothesis possible. We
lave reckoned the trellis work as full
vails, and made other allowances.
Vnd as the strongest tempests ever
.nown in Paris have never been be
ond a pressure of 150 kilos per square
neter, the tower is perfectly secure,
should a wind bearing a force of 300
;ilos arise, little would be left stand
ig in Paris but the tower." Pari Cor.
'ail Mnll Gazette,
treasures in Pekin.
Among the loot taken from tho Im
erial summer palace at Pekin. during
40 last Chinese war, were many ar
icles of European j jwelry, which had
rtcn presentiid at various times to the
Emperor. One was a beautiful tole
cope of tho time of Louis XVI.," en-i.-hed
with pear'.s and enamels of
-uitonarid ground and wreaths of
towers in gold on a black ground, the
at ject-glass being formed of a watch set
f.ih pi-arls. Others wore gold waist--.asps
with watches in their centers.
Vnothar article was a handsome gold-
1am -led box. which was divided into
htee compartments, one being a
.iiisical box, with an automaton
nountebank: another, a snuff-box; and
.he third, a watch-case with a medallion
f the Pjtit Triano U U nderneath was
i secret compartmoit, opened bv
ouchiug thi-ee small springs at a time.
Jewelers' Week 'if.
How to Cure Warts-
It is now fairly established that the
ommon wart which is so unsightly
md often proliferous on the hands and
face, can be easily removed by small
loses of sulph ite magnesia taken in
ternally. M. Col rat, of Lyons, has
drawn attention to this extraordinary
fact. S'veral children treated with
three-grain dos-s of Eponi salts morn
mg ami evening were promptly cured
M. Anbers cites the ca-e of a woman
whose face was disfigured by these ex
crescence t, and ho was cured in
month bv a drachm and a half of
magnesia daily. Another mediual man
reports a case of veiy largo warU
which disappeared in a fortnight from
the daily administration often grains
of the salts. Medical Pre.
inc system 01 noycottinr was tx-r.
rowed from India. It is there more op
I pressivQ tiaa in a?' .other co"
"'' 'fl"-" .luUackt for the i
ASSES' MILK DIET.
The Tlrtnm of a Caratlvs Myatana XVhloH Is
Not Approached la This Country.
In France, where the authorities do
so much for lha protection of the peo
ple nt large, by their watchful care to
prevent accidents to the work-people,
and their extensive provision for the
protection and maintenance of hom -less
children and those of miserable
parentage, the administration of the
hospitals and othor publics institutions
are constantly experimenting in the
treatment of their innvttes. Q litu re
cently the administration of th Assist
ano Pabliqu, in Paris, has decided to
employ astes milk at the II spital d -s
Enf mts Assistet. For awhile the ad
ministration substituted goats' milk
for human milk; but tha In
fants did not thrive upon
it The administration has now
provided ten asses, which are kept in
the stable of the hospital with their
young. Each ass is capable of nourish
ing three children besides its own
young for the first 11ea mouth. Af er
this period it is capable of nourishing
one chitil until the ninth month.
The superior southing ami nourish
ing qualities of asses" milk over that of
he cow's orgoats milk, has long been
known, and many pe ons wh i h tve
suffered with dyspppda, and after try
ing numlerless remedies and betn
abroad for treatment, have returned
wlih hea'th restored, the result attrib
Mtable to the use of asses nii'k taken
warm from the udder.
The writer has in ndnd a lady who
had suff.-red an aggravating form of
dyspepsia, unSl her digestive organs
had becone so impaired that the
simplest diet could not be taken with
out producing great distress. S.'ie ha I
been under the cara of physicians of
nearly every school of practice In this
city, and finally she was taken to a
neighbrin; city and placed under the
rare of a doctor distinguished for h;s
successful treatment of dyspeps'a. llis
si stem consisted principally in seclud
ing his p itienis from their families and
friends and requiring them to remain
in bed for several weeks. After some
three months j?rfect rtst (for even the
reading of book or newspaper was
' ' r d I-erl. and the daily application of
electricity by an -ws siant of thedi-
ttfgiiished practitioner, and vrrtsryinll.v
frequent application of oil and rubbing-
n process by a faithful female attend
ant, the ladr had become so weak it
w as with difficulty she could g't out of
her bed. Her food was specially pre
pared at the chemist's, under the
rection of the doctor, but every
variety she tried distressed her, and
tin ally, as soon as a little strength hid
been restored, she returned to h.-r
lonie and resumed the milk diet, which.
mm long experience, she had found to
ro.luce less distress than any other.
The ret cure, as it is called, was. in
his lady's case. ' failure, and whit
hould bo th next experiment
o try was a question of serious diseu-
ion for some time, and, with many
misgivings as to the remit. It wns de-
i.bil to trr a season abroad, and it was
n France the diet of nsses' milk was
recommended and tried with the most
From the observation of the writer.
we believe that su tiering uvspeptios
tnd delicate children may be relieved
of a great deal of misery and precious
lives saved by the more universal u-e
of asses milk, the virtue of which
seem to be better understood on the
Continent than by physicians in this
country. Scientific American,
"HINTS" TO WRITERS.
Th. Work Required to Pro 1 nr. Euphon
ious Sentence Full of Meaning;.
Easy writing involves hard work.
It costs thought and care to bring into
;ood form a single sentence that is
lull of meaning, and that ran be readily
understood. If every word in every
sentence of apiece of writing tells in
the direction of the main purpose of
that writing, you may be sure that its
writer rejected a great many more
words than ho used, and that his words
as they stand mark the "survival of
the fittest," in his evolutionary ment il
processes. This idea is not commonly
recognized, yet it is suggested in the
very term 'terse, as applied to con
densed and compacted phrasing. When
we speak of "terse writing," we think
of consise and vigorous writing; and
it sometimes seems to us that such
wrttittg ay be the five and emphatic
expression of a strong and earnest
thinker, without any special labor on
his part Yet "terse" means "wiped"
rubled, "cleansed; as applied to
language, it necessarily involves the
idea of more or less of an eliminating
process. And indeed, as a matter of
fact, all terse writing is a result of such a
process. A "proverb" is said to be "the
wisdom of many and the wit of one,"
which is only another way of saying
that it took a long while to bring down
so great a truth into so small a com
pass. Three things are said to be es
sential to a proper proverb: "sense.
shortness and salt." or truth, compact
ness and life. And these three quali
ties are not combined in the spontan
eous utterances of any man's mind. A
young writer needs to write and re
write, over and over again, condensing
his writing at every revision, in order
to arrive at any thing like terseness.
Many a good writer continues this
method all his life through. Yet o
thoroughly disciplined mind can do its
work of choosing and rejecting word
in its process of condensation, without
committing every step of the process
to paper. In one way or another, how
ever, compact writingjs always labor
ious writing. If you find it hard to
write tersely, j'ou have reason to hope
that you are on the right truck in jour
writing. If yon lind it easy to write
tersely, you may be sure that your
work is a failure; and even if you are
not sure on that point, your readers
will be. S. S. Times.
i ne project ot nooamg a portion
of Algeria fr m the sea has been
Hbandoued, but it eres that largo
tracts may be covered wit! wa'er from
Pother urcies. D Lessen rp m'M to
tlie French Ara lmny that ii;r!e hi--tosiau
wtU bored in 18 5 i yielding
some 2.0 )0 gallon a mlnut, ' and has
formed ac onsid .'Table' laki '
deep, re.au" fruc -l,2r
How to Clean Blaek and FonrM Silks.
Ratio, laahmerea, Kto.
Black silk may be sponged with a de
coction of soap bark and water, if Tery
dirty, and hung out to dry; or, if only
created and needing to be freshenel,
weak borax water or alcohol, "and,
where possible, it Is better pressed by
laying pieces smoothly and passing
them through the clothes-wringer,
st rewed very tight If you must iron,
do it af:er the silk is dry, between two
damp pieces of muslin; the npper one
m:iy b .-Iter be Swiss, that you may see
what you are doing throngh it This is
a little more trouble than ironing the
wrong side of silk, but yon will be re
paid; the hot iron gives the silk a paper-like
feeling; above all, never iron
silk wet. or even Tery damp.
Sntin may be cleaned by sponging
leitythtrixe never across the width,
with benzine, if greasy, or alcohol or
b u-ax water; this ill not be Injured
by direct contact with iron; press on
the wrong side. Black cloth may be
sponged with ammonia and water, an
ounce of rock ammonia to a wine bottle
of water; or liquid household am
monia, diluted very much, may be
used. Black cashmere may be washed
in borax water, and as indeed may
navy blue. It should be rubbed only
between the hands, not on a board,
and the water only pressed, not twisted,
out E.ich width folded in four as
smooth! as pos sible, and run through
the wringer, then opened and hung
up to dry, is the best way. Cash
meres so treated, if it is of good
quality, will look like new. Pongee
silk is supposed by many never to look
so well after washing: but if properly
treated, it may be made up again with
new added, and the difference can not
b(?seen. B it as nsnally washed, it is
several shades darker, and sometimes
has a stiffness to it. although it may
not have been starched; this ehange of
color and stiffness is due to its being
ironed wet Again, a pongee dress
w. ill come from the laundress covered
with dark spots; this is where it has
liecn allowed to dry and then ben
"sprinkled down;" the sprinkling
shows. The remedy 1 simply to put it
again in water, dry it, and iron it when
nutte dry. . Pongee requires no
more care in washing than a
white !-nent:. it will bear hard
rubbing if necessary, "wit it must not
be boiled or scalded. Treat h. sltout
as you would flannel; let it get quite
dry. and if yon use a quite hot iron,
not hot enough to singe, of course, all
the creases will come out an'd the silk
will look like new. The reason it
darkens it to iron it wet is this: If it
wert- put into loiling. water the silk
would darkeji as flannel would. If
yu put a hot iron on the damp silk
you convert what water remains in it
into boiling water; it is thus scalded.
A silk which has changed color in the
wah niriy be partly restored by wash
ing again. Parenthetically, I may re
mark that this ironing them wet is the
reason gentlemen's white silk handker
chiefs become yellow with washing.
Catherine Oipen, in Goa l Ilounekeepinq.
RELIGIOUS AND EOUCaT.ONAL.
The record of Mr. Spnrgeon's Tab
eruacle short., lli it he ha received into
hi i-hmvh from the world 10,.f9 mem
bers. Otierlin will hold forever the his
toric credit of having been the !irt to
admit women to equal advantages of
education with men.
The University of California now
employs one hundred persons as pro-f,-ii's.
instructors. demonstrator, etc.
I'lie number of students is 39.
. Sir Walter ltaleigh asked a favor
of Queen Elizalcth. which he frequent
ly did. to wlfich she replied. "Raleigh,
when will yon leave off lwgging?"
"When your Majesty leaves ofl' giving,"
wan his reply. So long must mid may
we continue to pray." Vel.'sprinff.
An edition of the Gospel by Mark,
in M.ind.-irin. has lcen published in
Ktigl.trid. in raised Chinese character.
fr the use of the blind in China. This
is the two hundred and fiftieth lan
guage in which portions of the Scrip
tures have Wen printed for the blind,
nfter the "Moon system."
The Syracuse (X. Y.) Standard
has information that Mr. Hiram Sibley
has given i.'0,00 more to the Sibley
College of Mechanic Art., at Cornell
University, Ithaca. A largo building
will Im crectird and the present one en
larged, so that several hundred students
can be given instruction in the mechan
ical ats. " "
The New York "society schools,"
which ni in to graduate fashionably ac
complished pupils, liave introduced a
novelty in their coita-o of instruction.
The teaching in mock ceremony, will
elalniruto tinsel and royal costume ap
toiutmnurs. of "how to W -presented
at court," must wi an extremely amus
ing ceremony, but it is a new source of
popularity for the schools. A. Y. Times.
Dr. H. Mauley tells of a good sister
who cxMndcd three hundred dollars in
educating a young minister, through
whose labors in a year or two three
hundred souls professed conversion,
and he is gathering in more almost
every day. Tlie dear old sister smiles
and cries both as she talks about how
glad she is that she put her money into
a young preacher, and not into a bank,
Uichmond tteUqinus Herald.
I will tell you a good proverb. I
wish you would always remember it
"God has given ns eyelids r.s well as
eves." Do vou understand it? What
are eve-lids for? .Not to see. Your
eyes are to sec with. Your eyelids not
to see. Kemember, there im a great
many things in lite bad '!r,"X3 --and
C;wl has given us eyelids that we may
not see them, ns well as eyes to look at
the good things. Us "yonir eyelids.
Do not see tlx bad thiug. Do not see
them. oVb. J. Vatvjhan.
A Jewish theological seminsry has
been ojM'iiod in New York City. - The
aim of the college is to train strict.
orthodox young rabbies. A cmples
roprse of study for pupils inWrKtio; '
enter tlin ministry will corr .s . ." -
ul eiht ytoatnjdjvhled intgVr .
junior anil fifl" c' ': . : ;
"IV'lll Mil -
master; ''' .
Tho Power With Which Many of
Kah Into tho Ocean.
The Volga is celebrated for its sev
enty mouths, and the Rhine, the Nile.
Mississippi aud Orinoco pour out their
current through several branches. The
space inclosed within these various
channels is called a delta, from Its trian
gular form and general resemblance to
the shape of one of the Greek letters.
In their junction with the sea. rivers
display the diversity of sometimes pour
ing forth their waters through a single
mouth, and distributing them into a
variety of channels; circumstances
mainly dependent upon the country
throngh which they flow being easily
susceptible of excavation or not and
upon the power of the stream. The
G:nges pours its flood throngh a great
S3 powerfully do many of the great
rivers rush into the ocean, that their
waters are distinct from those of
the briny deep, when out of sight of
the land. A British fleet lying oppo
site tp the mouth of the Rhone, . oc
casionally took np fresh water at a con
siderable di-tance from the shore; and
Columbus found his vessel in the fresh
water of the Orinoco before he dis
covered the continent of South America.
The collision of a great river current
and the opposing tide of the sea, is
sometimes so violent as to occasion an
elevated ridge of waters, heaving and
tossing in a treme ndoa manner, shat
tering to pieces the ill-fated vessel that
comes into contao, with it
The passage of the Garonne into the
Bay of Biscay, and of the Ganges into
the Bay of BmgaL exhibit this
phenomenon. Upon the rivers meet
ing the advancing tides, a conflict
ensues for the mastery, and the force
of the sea triumphing in the struggle
often sends a mountain-wave np the
streams, oTertnrning boats, inundating
e banks and causing extensive
destruction- The most remarkable
a:auiple or this struggle for empire be
tween the waters of the land and of the
i-ep occurs off the mouth of the
Amazon, and is the Indian pororoca.
Then the tide flows out of the river, it
pours forth its unshackled current with
greater fury, and meeting at
right angle w'th the ocean
current that runs from
Cape St Rrvjne along the northeast
coast of Brazil, the shock of these two
bodies raises their wtr into ai e;n-
aantment npwara of a hnndrea feer in
heignv The roar of the clashinz
waves is "nord for miles around, and
the fishermen an! n-iriners fly in terror
from the scene until tha sirAtro. over,
speedily to bs renewed.
Lebanon, the feeder of the Jordan,
from its internal reservoirs along with
"Abana and Piiarpar, rivers of Di
macus," and the Orontes, gives birth
to many rapid and brawling streams,
and a thousand cascades, when its
snows melt which strikingly display
the erosive power of running water.
Deep parages have Wen - cut in the
rocks. b.?trided by natural arches, like
the rock bridge of Virginia. Of this
description is the natural bridge
over the Ain el Leban. rising nearly
two hundred feet above the torrent,
which has gradually dug the excava
tion, as annually the spring has re
newed its strength;
It was the spring season, the time of
the melting of the snow, when the
monarch of Israel, during his temporary
exile from the throne, retreated for a
refuge toward the fastnesses of Leb
anon. He saw the torrents falling
from height to he'ght into the valleys.
He heard th? voices of the waters as
they leaped from rock to rock. His
imnginatien converted this external
scenery into a picture of the force of his
adveiilies; and hence the allusion, in
the plaintive, elegi-ac commemorative
of his condition, to the "noise of cata
racts," and to "deep calling unto
ilee p." Golden Days.
One Game She Could Play
"Lets go to the theater to-night,"
"No. I can't do it I promised to
stay at home to-night and play cards
with mv wife. Very pleasant way to
spend the evening. You ought to try
"It's no good. I've tried it"
"Perhaps your wife doesn't play a
Well, I dnnno, said Snufkins rub
bing his head reflectively. "She's a
first rate at draw poker." Merchant
m . .
A Byronic Joke.
John Taylor, in his reminiscences.
telo. that he was much in the habit
of visiting" -the green-room of Drury
Lane Theater in order" to" cu'iirsUe jin,
acquaintanceship with Lord Byron.
He always," says Taylor, "received
me with great kindness, an I particu
larly one night when I had returned
from a public dinner and met him in
the green-room. I h;td by no means
drunk much wine, yet as I seemed to
him to W somewhat heated, and ap
peared to W thirsty, he handed me a
tumbler of water, as he said, to dilute
me." Detroit Free Press.
Why She Was Angry.
They sat on a rustic Wnch, under the
moon 3 pale Warn, in the garttcn 01 a
stately Austin mansion.
"Perhaps you .are angry with me for
having Wen so bold as to kiss you. But
it was only one.
"Yes. sir. that's just why I am angry
The lover pondered a moment and
then mitigated Uer auger with another
kiss. Texa Filings.
A few years ago at the auction of
the property tf Chrisiopher Curtis, who
died in Atlanta. 'Go-, an olt2 Biblowas
homrht bv a citizen for one dollar. H
put the book away and though."
more about it until the other d?-
p . w. rti-t:-" --- - " " .
American Work Said to Bo Better Than
That Done at Amsterdam.
"To what extent has diamond-cnt-ting
been developed in this country?"
was the query put by tfie writer to
leading diamono merchant on Maiden
"Well." was the reply, as yet It can
hardly be considered as an element in
our diamond business. It is, ia fact,
in its infancy, and its Wginning dates
back scarcely more than fifteen years.
I presume there are not two hundred
persons at the most engaged in this
branch of the diamond trad?, and they
are confined ehiefly to this city and
Boston. There are but few foreigners
among them, for a large number of
American boys have Wen educated to
the trade within recent years. An
apprenticeship is served, I think, in
about three years. It is not likely,
however, that the work of polishing
and cutting diamonds will acquire any
substantial position in this country for
many years to come, mainly because
labor is so much cheaper ia Amster
dam, where whole fanfl lies are engaged
in this trade. Whenever the demand
for the stones is lessened, these can
and do reduce the price to a figure with
which it would be utterly impossible
for Americans to compete. It would,
of course, be a great advantage if we
could bring the diamond here in its
rough state in lage quantities, as ,
we would thereby save the duty of ten
per cent charged on the cut s'.ones.
But at the present tine the quantity of
rough diamonds imported is not suffi
cient to make any appreciable differ- ?
ence In the price, or to infla'itce"tJae--s-
market in any respect
"There is no doubt abont onr excel
lency in cutting stones. We hare de
veloped a style which to a certain ex- f
tent sacrifices material in shaping the --
stone but it obtains thereby the Wst
effect This is what fs most desired.
The eredit of the introduction of this
new style is largely due to a Boston
man, who Was also the first to instruct
American boys in the art of cutting and
polishing. We have also made some
improvements in machinery, but the
Wst 'laps' for polishing diamonds are
still imported from Amsterdam.
"The wages paid to these diamond
cutters may W considered high, and
the more skilled workmen are paid at----r t
so much per carat in the rough. The
workmen must have good judgment r
as to the form in which the" stone will ,
cut the Wsff Sometimes a great deal 1
must W cut from the rough stone to
get rid of imperfections, and again it is
preferable to save material by leaving
fn "j lha judgment must decide
whether im. stone will be more val"
ble when smaIr-i30Tir, flriw, r
when larger with the jv. .aa.
a general thing - there ar al
ways Imperfections intherongb stores,,
and the main thing to be observed in 3.
buying them is whether the flaws can )
W easily eradicated. "TTir city has not
yet attained the dignity f Wing a
market for rough stones, and we still J
go to Amsterdam, London and Pari
for our supplies. ; - - 1 '.-jd.
"les. there are more diamonds sold
in this country than ever Wforer bat -the
increase of dealers has Wen ia
much larger proportion than that of the
consumers. The demand at present is
mostly for small diamonds for making
np into ornaments. A. Y. Commercial
WOULD TAKE NO RISK.
Bnsplclon. li aoi -Stablo Man is-
f Bawd a Cnstomer's Reqoeat.
There is a livery-stable keeper in
Houston, Tex., who is very careful to
whom he hires his turnouts.
One Sunday afternoon a young mar
ried man called at the livery -tibie and
wanted a horse and-biigarr.
Who is g;ng along with you?"
asked the livery-stable man. f
T am going to take my wife s
mother out for her health, and you can
put a hatchet and a spade ia the bot-
torn of the baggy, as I wanted to brinf"
;n some yoong cedar tree to pla '
it. the cemetery."
"My buggies are allien srsrr , " r .-
they were not, yoa would" flrtveTSj.
two hundred dollars bnggv hire for one
sfternoon." . f
"Why. how's that?"
"Besides, I don't want to W hulet
up as a witness every time the court -
meets. . .
"Witness! What about?" . '
"And then yoa will W taking -ehange
of venue becanse pubiicfj-j -ment
is down on yoa here, and In
want to W atached Jpy the sheriff
witness, travel forty miles and W, : .
forty dollars, and then be blaekgr
by three mr four lawyers." - ..
Why, what rr --yoa -i .Tig '
That's all riht I don't f
ain trustified, b'nt.J-. ain't
When a man wants to take aistwipa- ;
in-law out in the country for her heal "
with a hatchet and a spade, and tab
about planting things in the cemeter
I know all I want to. Mr r-nges e
hired for a year In advance. Wust ti
yonr custom to some rival house. Whr -I
hire a buggy, I hire a-bnggy;
when I hire a hearse, it is a beakaj .
don't want to do any business T. Lat'a -not
legitimate." Texas Sifiiugs. - . ?
Chicago man (to artist) "WhofS
the name of the picture?" ArtisE
is called 'An October Sunset'
flects the glowing Wauty of an I '
sky as the orb of day sinks to et- - ;
h:nd " Chicago Man "H u1
tell yon what 1 11 do.r. You pa:, t
conpla of half-barned poi""w
establishments an' sv hook ia" L.'"
truck and laWl it 'The Greit ChiV ' -Fire,
an' I II take it at vo ir n
price." ;V. F. Sun. 0
Angelina "Mamma, dar. do St
understand any thing aboit the
gnage of flowers?" , SI". -Fov
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