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EXPERIENCES OF AN EASTERN COL
LEGE MAN IN MISSOURI,
Stranded im Kuni City Re Plml tl
Vrtand Who InlUattw Rim into t)i'
Beau tit or felling ftnoka and Malitn;
ft Vortooa In a Pw Twain.
Yea, 1 once floured na a book aRnnk Ynu
think 1 am joking, but It In a fitct, J nmm
you. I actually rapmtented a big publ.nl.
Idr company for one whole day.
It was Id the Bummer of 1877. I wuh
trended tu Kausua City mid I was nwfulh
short of moony. I owed two weeks' .ward,
and I wai even forced to amolce other fel
lows' cigarette. I wuh that moat hnlpltWK
of human beluga R coIIhk graduate, and
n aaatert. one at thitt. 1 had no know!
edge of business or how to make a living,
though 1 had the nluHtifca at my HnRcin'
ends. Among other aouompluthmentu 1
was a graduate of a law nehonl anil wuh
passably familiar with HlackHtone and
Kent, hut 1 could not have drawn up a Je
tnurrer if my life had depended upon It.
I bad drifted out went In May with fllOO,
and an Intention of locating and growing
np with the country, I struck Kuniuui,
but not the K ansa oh. Augimt found me
In Kansas City with wmreuly any money
left, and too much pride to write home for
mora By that time I had given up ail
idea of law. 1 watitwl a huMinem, position,
hut the business men did not mum to want
ne. To the inevitable question, "What
experience have you bad in our line" I a
rwgularly replied, "I have not bad any,'
and then tbe interview came to a sudden
One evening I found my no If in convena
tlnn wit h a fine looking man iu tbe oflioe
of the Hi. James hotel, lie wore a Hi It hat
and a diamond solitaire In bis cravat, and
everything about him smacked of prosper
ity. fie asked me ilually what was my
line of bustntm I laughed, and told him
1 bad none. One word ted to another, and
1 told him the ill 1 was in. He reflected a
moment, and said:
MAKING MONKV WITHOUT CAPITAL.
"You are a flint rate talker, and have a
good address. 1 can show you how to
make money, and you need no capital."
I looked incredulous, aud noticing ft, be
"Now, guess my buelness. "
suggested that be bad tbe look of a
peculator, but 1 supposed he was a drum
mer. "No. J am ft book agent," he replied.
"You puddle books!" replied, amazed.
"Yob, you may call it that. I sell IiooUh,
and I make ttl.OUO a year in commissions."
How I remember the hojiewitb which
that man infused me. I became acapitaliht
in imagination. If be could make f(,:tH), I
at leant could glean 9U,UUu fnuu;a coulidin;;
At last it whs all arruniri-d, I watt to
bare a trial. He proponed Mint I take In
samples, and canvatw a small town timmul
Independence, some eight unit' from Kan
as City. If J was wuncwslul be would
cure me an agency. He Maid if J Hold font
books tbe first day It would l doing well.
1 laughed to myself. I felt sure I could
get a dosen orders. Never did a youth
start out after fortune with brighter Iioh
than I started for Independence that Au
gust morning to make my initial campaigu
as a book agent. Had auy of my fashion
able eastern friends suggested such n
thing a few months previous J would have
expired with mortification, But not a
qualm now. 1 bad found a short road to
wealth; the future was ukh tired.
I reached Independence and took A pre
liminary survey of the bu nines street. My
guide ami benefactor had giveu me some
point. "Tbe great thing," he said, "ivm
to get the lirst order some prominent,
leading citiwin. His name once on your
book you could show it to others and they
would follow suit."
Ho I gave some thought to this, and final
ly concluded that the president of tbe bunk
was my man.
I stalked In. My mentor bad particular
ly enjoined me not to let them bluff me.
"You need Mhick bide iu thin husinesH,"
be said; "stick to your muu. I have often
been ordered out of an nltice, and. then sold
tbe man n book after all."
1 had taken this advice to heart and was
eady for snubs.
My first exiierienue was notencourngfng.
My banker did not raise his eyes for sev
eral moments after 1 entered bis room. It
Was a very warm day, aud tbe doors were
-all open, as is usual in couutry towns.
"What, do you wautP" he said curtly.
"I represent the Publishing com
pany," 1 liegan.
"Never buy books."
"But just let me show you," I persisted.
"Now, you just leave, you bear!" aud be
I was abashed, and I did not stnnd on
eeromony. 1 left. I was disheartened, and
it took me twenty minutes to screw up
-courage enough to make another visit. I
consoled myself with tbe thought, they
can't all he like this man.
1 next called on a lawyer. Quite a differ
ent kind of man. Courtesy itself. He
asked me to be seated, and chatted pleas
antly. He was in no hurry; not a bit of
it He went through the book from cover
to cover, looked at every picture, admired
and praised the work, and then said he
would not subscribe because the follow
ing week he Intended to remove to Ore
gon. This left no room for argument and
And so It was. 1 called on every busi
nessman in the town. All had excuses,
but no orders did 1 get. The thermom
eter stood at fc) in the shade. Ahout 4
o'clock 1 gave up the task And boarded a
train for Kansas City,
When Entered my book agent's room
he roared at ray disgusted and discouraged
"Perhaps some one has been ahead of
yon,1' he Baid, "and perhaps it is a very bad
time for bookselliug. I will try it to
He did, and the next night he showed me
even orders from moo whom I had labored
with in vain. He tried to get me to try
tome other town, but 1 was not to be per
uaded, I had had enough. I telegraphed
home, and three days later I left the Btia
oori river valley forever.
So you seel was a book agent for one
4ar.-New York Herald.
THE CHEROKEE POETESS.
A Girt of M Ised Blond Who Writes Good
Miss Florence I. Stephens is the English
American Dame of a bright and fairly
"p-tfi nanusome bru-
notte whose Cher
okee name is Wa
licl. She is what
guage of the terri
tory a "white
is, one of mixed
blood and, like
all of that race,
she is very proud
fm nor iueroicee
blood, for, unlike
UlW- niiscegeoes of
mi. most races, uiev
think a "dah f
UI88 F. 1, btkphkxsi good 'Indian
blood" a matter to be proud of. All this
is interesting enough, but the chief
point in Miss Stephens' case Is that she
is greatly gifted iu talent for music,
both as a singer -and player, and is now in
Boston to take a thorough muHinal educa
tion. If one may judge from the notices in
tbe Boston papers the society Bra limit is of
that city were not well informed on Indian
affairs, for whpn invited to meet a "Chero
kee songstress" they were surprised to find
her a well educated, tastefully dressed and
refined lady, with conversational powers nf
rare attractiveness. Apparently a squnw
in red paint aud feather was about what
they had pictured in anticipation, but hav
ing met the lady they are enthusiastic in
promising for ber a great career and possi
bly an international fame as the first prima
donna of herraue.
As a matter of fact tbe Cherokees have
an excellent system of schools and a fairly
good government, and have had many able
and educated men at anytime during tbe
past fifty years. Long before that Sequoyah,
the Cherokee Cadmus, gave their name and
literature a worldwide fame, and now that
culture has so far advanced as to produce
a musical genius the advent of Miss Ste
phens may well lie regarded iu Boston as
quite an event.
They Are Not Oood Invetttmnnts.
A Loudon paper observes In writing of
a recent aale In the English metropolis that
the day of old book as an Investment has
been a loug time going, but It may now be
regarded as almost if not quite gone, TuJb
faot is very plainly indicated by the prioes
paid for books in theApponyi library. The
first three days' Bale showed an average of
considerably under two pounds per volume.
Eight years ago, when the System Park
library, formed by Sir John Thorold and
not differing very greatly from the Ap
ponyi collection, came under the hammer,
the result was the average of fourteen
pounds per volume.
A comparison lietween tbe prices realized
at the two sales for identical books is also
somewhat startling, considering that only
such a brief period has intervened. Tbe
Aldini first edition of "Aristotle and The
ophrastus" wan at the earlier sale appraised
at fifty-one pounds; theApponyi copy went
for seventeen pounds. The first edition of
St, Augustine's treatise, "De Civitate Dei,"
priuted in the Monastery of Suubiaco, falls
from sixty-six pounds to twenty-five
pounds, and even tbe famous XimeneE
"Biblia Polyglotia," of which only a very
fewoopies can ever come again into tbe
open market, shows a decline iu value of
about sixty pounds, Iu many instances
hooks which eight years Hgo sold for
pounds now only realize as many shillings.
A few exceptions, however, occur here and
there, Clearly old books are not a safe in
vestment, and tlte man who wants to make
money out of book collecting must put it
into the first editions of Dickens, Thack
ray and other modern writers.
The Iron Ik T'io Light.
The government of Nicaragua has tem
porarily suspend"! a cont ract recently en
tered Into for the purchase of railroad iron
for a railway from Momotombo to Sebaco,
a distance of eighty miles. Under the con
tract tbe iron for the road was to weigh
twenty-five pounds to the yard, and the
contractor was to receive $111,000 monthly
until his bill was paid, and 7 per cent, as i
commission for making the purchase, The
government engineers disapproved the
twenty-five pound iron, (leemiug it too light
iu weight, and until some final decision 1b
reached work will be postponed, notwith
standing the fact that the road is much
needed, especially by the people of Mata
galpa, who desire better means of getting
their produce to market than by the pres
ent method of transportation.
The Industries of Paraguay.
The republio of Paraguay has recently
sent samples of the products of that coun
try to some of the consulates in Europe for
exhibition. These museums are.1 estab
lished for the purpose of making kuown
the exportable products and those which
may be cultivated, but the growing of
which has been only carried on on a small
scale. ' Among the exportable products are
timber, of which twenty-two different
kinds are shown, aud tobacco. Samples of
native rice, coffee, caraguata, sugar and
rum are also included in the articles on ex
The Bracll Coffee Crop.
The bureau ef American republics is in
formed that 1,780,1811 bags of coffee have
beefi cleared f rum Rio de Janeiro for the
United States during the first nine months
of the present year, wiiite during the same
period 680,8:$ were shipped to Europe.
During the same period iu 18t 1,31)8,340
bags were sent tu tie United States, while
In 1800 1,488,800 came to t his country. Dur
ing the first nine mouths In 18VU m,W
bags were Bent to Europe, while in the cor
responding period of the preceding year
4$),&il bags weut to the same destination.
Almost Entirely tiertuauiied.
The last remnants of French ownership
are disappearing on t he German side of the
Alsace-Lorraine frontier. Two hundred
border villages and hamlets which had
preserved their French names are being
rechristened with German titles, and in a
few weeks not one single spot aloug the
boundary will suggest Gallic origin.
The New Bread,
It is evident that, if consideration of
bealthfulnessin food and convenience in
housekeeping are to govern, the use of
yeast in bread-making must become a
thing of the past. It is an established fact
that yeast produces the gas which raises
the bread, not from itself, but by ferment
ing or rotting some of the most nutritious
elements of the flour. The gas is the prod
uct of the decomposed elements. TLe loss
of these properties is what makes fiesb
yeast bread unwholesome. The use ot the
Royal Baking Powder instead of yeast is
found to make a finer, lighter bread, devoid
of all dyspeptic qualities, The same gas
carbonic hi produced as where yeast is
used, but it evolved fom the baking
powder itself and not from the Hour. None
of tbe elements of the Hour is impaired,
tberehy preserving the nutritive values of
the bread, which is made more wholesome
and actually an ti-dyspeptic. The greater
convenience where a batch of the finest
bread oan he made and baked in less than
an honr with no danger of a sour or heavy
loaf must be appreciated by every one.
A receipt for this bread is'given elsewhere
in this paper. Tne best breadmakers alter
the old-fashioned way will be particularly
interested in trying this. To every reader
who will write the result of her bread
making from this receipt to tbe Royal Bak
ing Powder Co,, 10fi Wall street, New York,
that company will send in return, free, a
copy of a most practical and useful cook
book, containing one thousand receipts for
all kinds of baking, cooking, etc. Mention
this paper, .
Advantage of Seanlnkneu.
Nothing can le much more depressing
than seasickness, and for thiB reason we
should strongly advise all weak persons ,
not to encounter if possible the risk of
its occurrence. It is astonishing bow
soon and how completely those who are
favored with a fair measure of constitu
tional elasticity recover from its depres
sion. In their case the benefits of a sea
trip may thus, with compensations of
air, diet and appetite, be enhanced by a
few hours of mechanical nausea. It is
rn truth for such persons only that tours
of this kind are advisable. London Lan-
A NOTABLE ANNIVERSARY
April let, 1803, was tbe first birthday annlver
Bsry of the Sherwood Hall Nursery Co., of flan
Francisco and Menlo Park. To those who know
what an important factor thiB Company has
become it tseems hardly possible that its envi
able position hai been attained In one short
year. Tbe success of this Company means a
great deal besides a profitable bUHlness. Tbe
gentleman who founded the enterprise began
with a determination to demonstrate that for
the propagation and cultivation of trees,
plants, seeds and bulbs the Btate of California
had such advantages of soil and climate that
she could stand pre-eminent. At Menlo, with
which no spot in the Htate can compare In
adaptability for this purpose, it is being daily
shown that fur purity and germinating power
the Sherwood Hall Nursery Company's Beuds
are far ahead oi any others to be had. The
Timothy Honking collection of HweatPeas has
become famoilH all over tbe world; and as for
the Chrysanthemum, the Queen of Autumn,
the varieties raiwt.d at Hherwood Hall far sur
pass in fineness of texture, size of bloom, brill
iancy and variety of coloring the prodm-ts of
even sunny .Julian, iu native place. California
iti the bent Htitle for seed-raising, and the Hher
w(M)d Hall Nursery Co. already stands first In
" 1 find it 1m always best to keep cool," said
the biiow. " Exactly," replied the sidewalk, "I
catch your drift."
BEWAKE OF OINTMENTS FOR CA
TARRH THAT CONTAIN MERCURY,
As mercury will sutvly destroy the tense of
smell and completely derange the whole system
when eutering it throueb the mucous surfaces,
tiuch articles should never be used except ou
SrescrlpLions from reputable physicians, as the
amagu they will do is tenfold w the good you
can possibly derive from them. Hall's Catarrh
Cure, manufactured by F. j. Cheney & Co, To
ledo, O., contains no mercury, aud is taken In
ternally, a ting directly upon he blood aud mu
cous surf noes of tbe system. In buyiug Hall's
Catarrh Cure be sure you get the geuuiue. It Is
tk.en Internally and made in Toledo, O., by F.
J. Cheney it Co. Testimonials free.
sold by druggists; price, 75 cents per
"Isn't your wife afraid to ride that horse?"
" Not at all. It's the people she meeu who are
Tby Okbmka for breakfast.
Use Enameline Stove Polish ; no dust, no smell.
Plunder's Oreron Blood Purifier is
the best remedy fur cleausing your system.
KOTHINS LIKE IT.
40 YEAR8 OF PAIN CURED.
K. Albany St.,
Ithaca, N. Y.,
Dec. 19, 1881.
For over 40 years
I have been a
victirfj of rheu
matism. I was
persuaded to try St. Jacobs Oil. I
have used two bottles, and a man
more free from rheumatism never
walked our streets. My limbs that
were once stiff and lame are now as
light and limber as in my youth.
AFTE.R FIVE YEAR8.
Ithaca, N. Y., July 5, 1887.
Suffered many years injury to
hip resulting in rheumatism, muscu
lar weakness and contracted cords.
Two bottles of St. Jacobs Oil re
lieved me so that I now walk about
and attend to daily duties at 62.
I heartily endorse it.
JOS. EDSELL. .
than in the
bo must Silver Tableware be. Newest designs;
beat makes. ' t
First and ftttfrriaon, Portland
N. P. 9. U. Ho, F. N. U.No.6ti
PREVENTING FUTURE MIBBKT.
If there is, in this vale of tears, a more prolific
bob roe of misery than the rheumatic twinge, we
have yet to hear of it. People are born with
tendency to rheumatlum, Just as th y are with
one to consumption or to kcrofula, alight cause
may d-velop this. An soon as the agoniMag
complaint manifests itself, recourse should be
had to Hotetter'8tomah Bitters, which ch cka
it farther iuroads an ' bauishea tht rjeumatic
poiB-in from tne system. Tain statement tallies
exactly with the testimony of physicians who
have employed this fine blood depurent in their
private practice. There U also- the amplest pro
fessional and general t-tlmony as to theeltlcacy
of the Bitten for malari. liver complaint, con
stipitlou, indigtstion, kidney trouble, nervous
ness and loss of appetite an 1 flesh, After a wet
ting, whether followed by a cold or not, the Bit
ten il Useful as a antventlvA nf thniniU.l tt.k
"There 1 such a thine an 1nfll' tnn nmmnt "
said I'atny McManus, when he discovered his
wire naa coonea mi the dinner for breakfast.
Imitations have been put upon the mar
ket so olosely resembling Allcock's Pobou
Plasties in genera) appearance as to be
well calculated to deceive. It Is, however,
in general appearance only that they com
pare with Allcoce's, for they are worse
than worthier, inasmuch as they contain
deleterious ingredients which are apt to
cause serious injury. Remember that All
cock's are toe only genuine porous plasters
the best external remedy ever produced ;
and when purchasing plastere do not only
ask for, but see that you get Allcock's
" T haven't any of the liquid qnalitv that mu
sicians talk about," said the base drum, " but
I can drown the rest of the band, Just the
"Brown't Bronchial JVoeJuw" are of ereat
service in subiuing hoarseness. Sold only
A surgeon is the man who has to carve out
bis fortune if be get any.
. RUPTURE AND PILES CURED.
We positively care rupture, pilot and all rec
tal disease without pain or detention from busl
new, No cure, no pay. Also all Private dis
eases. Address for pamphlet Drs. Porterfleld A
Losey, 888 Market street, Ban Francisco.
The exact vaiu ot any man's religion mav
be determined by noticing the effect that it has
on his conduct.
A TIRED WOMAN,
just as much as a
sick and ailing one,
needs Dr. Pierce's
tion. That builds up,
strengthens, and in
vigorates the entire
female system. It
regu lates 'and pro
motes all the proper
functions of woman-
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. , IV
Short Breath, Heart Trouble, Rheumatism.
Jfr. L. M. Paine
Eagle Creek, Oregoa.
"I have lived here In Oregon for the past
twenty years, and moat of the time have been a
very great sufferer from flanmtwrr
rheuiMiiam, I have alio had what the doctor
called heart disease, with shortness of breath
and sharp pains in the left side. I decided to take
Hood's Sarsaparllla, and before I had finished
three bottles I was In better health than I had
been for years. I do not have any pain now,
sleep well, and to-day no woman of my age
Enjoys Better Health
than L At home on the ranch I not only attend
to my family housework, but last summer I
eared for and milked four cows. I do not fee!
that I can say half enough In praise of
Mas. L. M. Padtk, Eagle Creek, Oregon.
Hood's PHIS are prompt and efficient, yet
easy in action Sold by aU druggists, 35 o.
I MILD PHYSIC
ONE PILL FOR L DOSE.
nnnmnnl Aftlia hnwala Hfth Aw I BMMUn ftlt
With". These cilia suddIt what the system lo ka to
dale Ir phiiIiii- ThoTT mm HiHrh hriSfhtQ Qlm
iyes and clear the Complexion better than ooe-
-peuoB. inej aos mnoiy. Banner gripe uvi Hm
liner pi us ao. to convince you oi moir uinriiaws
Fin man sump irs irse, OT a inu uok iui w uouw. oum
barTwbero, BobulIeo lied. Co Philadelphia, ,
:he cork faced horse collar
Jrevents the horse from having a sore or galled
: feck. Cool and elastic, requiring no sweat
'-'lollar. Ask your local saddlery shop for it. If
Aiey do not have It, send your order to
MAIN A WINCHESTER, '
.J 214, 816, 818 and 80 Battery fltreet.
Max rranefsco, California.
Send your addren or descriptive circular.
This Great Couoh CuHTpromi)tly ernes
where all others faiL Coughs, Croup, Sora
Throat, Hoarseness, Whooping Cough and
Asthma. For Coaaumptica it has no rival:
has cured thousands, and will corb tod u
taken In time. Sold by Druggists ou a guar
antee. For a Lame Back or Chst, use
SHILOH'S BELLADONNA PLASTER.25C.
fflANN'S ONE QUTTER
Will cut Dry or Greeq
Bones, Heat, Grirtle and alt
Green Cut BONK will
double the number of egga
will make them more fer
tile will carry the hem
safely through the molttmj
period and put them la
condition to lay when em
command the highest price
and will dovelope you
chicks faster was any
Feed Green Bones and
tise Creoaoaone to kill
the lice, and you will mafca
fiftv percent more profit
Bead lor Catalogs aa
mam wmam com. raumu, ul.
liaveyouCutarrli? This remedy iiiruanuu
teed to cure yuu. Price.60ct& Injecturfree.
The Specific A No. I.
Onr. without fniLaJI mmm nf
hlru and VltwS, no matter of how long
aUuidliif Pie veil Lj stricture,!! belngaii in
ternal romeriy. Cures when everyUiUig aUe
has fulled. Bold by all Drugfrtsta.
Pr!. ftS.0. Co-. S" J. Cat
Big G la the aeknowladfM
leading remedy for all ic
unnatural dischargee aai
prfvatadlseueeof max, 4
venaio cur tor id netful
I Mr 4 mi t ky IprMcribaltandfaalsai
ITHfbmGtlEMICIfCfl. in recommtadlaa UN
all m Rarer.
Sold bjf DiniUk
faHil f i.Wh
Rods, Reel, Lines, Hooks, Leader
Etc, of the Finest Quality.
THE K. T. HUDSON Ml CO.,
03 First St., Portland, Or.
gjf- Send for catalogue.
Morphine ITabIt Curftd In 10
tuaudarib No par till oared.
" HnW'T nnDDnw r r - i , r ? r 11 nuts
-'w.. . u il n j yy 1 H W U LI L C. LJ J 1
'TIS CHEAPER IN THE END.
RHEUMATISM CURED BY THE USE OF
Hfloore's Revealed Remedy.
. . . , Y ...... . .
Asroau. Oricwk, January 10. I can Itate with D'eaiura that bv th
f.!?.?.8 S.EY.liAl'ED 1'EMEDY my husband was relierod lrom au old case of
KHKI'MATLSM and or
MiTIeM when the beal
y youngest hoy cured entirely ol INFLAMMATORY KHEU
t doctor 1 could get did him uo good. Yours lu gratitude.
. . MKa. u. v. mMus. -
SOLD BY TOUR DKIIflOIHT.
Oimonds Crescent Ground Cross Cuts.
And All Kinds of MILL 8AW8. Also Saw Repairing. .
V SIMON 0 8AW COm re front Street, Portland. Or.-e