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Knt-red si the Pe«t<,®'e in McMinnville,
M decond-cl**, mattar
M’MINNVILLE, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY
evening when the wind was saying tender
words to the branches Louise, pale and
pensive, looked imploringly toward Luc,
Poor artists, who preserve ¡.he arte,
but he saw nothing but the patriarchal
Wb* loll through weary night, and days,
pine and went into his house shivering as
With tired eyes and heavy heart-..
if snow bad fallen upon bis heart.
No poet sings the printer's praue.
He could no longer eat nor sleep, and he
To them the years no glory bring.
grew thinner every day. He neglected his
They walk not lu the path of fame.
crops and gathered but poor harvests. He
But uncomplaining sit and sing
became morose and spoke roughly to his
The praises of another's name.
cattle, and when he chanced to hear Lott
Ise’s voice he started as if it were the sound
And me they much have helped along.
And doubtless utter I am dead
of a cannon. The other young man con
They'll print my name anil spell it wrong
tinned to go to Cazade’s house.
And part it w ith a period.
"Perhaps I am an idiot,” said Luc.
for Infants and Children
—Cy Wurman in New York Sun.
One night he heard Louisa weeping in
the orchard. Another time he plainly dis
tingulshed the sound of kissing. At that
HIRT Y year«’ ob.arvaHon of Ca.tnria with tho patron^go of
fie sprang to his feet, bis hair on end, and
on seeing his rival leave Cazade’s house
million. of parson., permit ns to «peak of it withont çues.ing.
Down in that dear land at the southern he rushed in exclaiming, “Cut it down—I
I* is unquestionably th' b«-,t remedy for Infanta and Children
bouudary of which the Pyrenees rise like give It to youl” and sank breathless into
u wall ot blue marble the houses are al- a chair.
tho world has eve" known. It 1« harznltw. Children like it. It
It was not too late. Louise could still
s»_vs built facing the sunrise, aud nearly
give« them health. It will «ar« their live«. Tn it Mother« have
every one of them lias a guardian tree. >»e Mme. Laborde, and she cried for joy
The pine tree wus cut dowu a few days
SuuKtiiues it is a fig tree, sometimes a
■omethiug which I« absolu Ulf »"fa Hpd practically perfect a» a
pine or an oak, which grows near the door later, Cazade superintending the work.
way, spreading its heavy brauclies over Four great ropes were fastened to the tree,
the roof as if to protect the household from and two men with bared anus attacked it
Ca.torta <1—troy Worm».
tianeful iuflueuees and from the evil spir with alternate strokes of their heavy axes.
Luc stood near, trembling, watching the
its which, the peasants believe, are float
Castorio allay« F«verl.hneb«.
murderous assault, and at every stroke he
ing in the air.
Ca«toria provent« vomiting Soar Card.
Before one of these white bouses, where winced as though his own flesh bad re
lived an honest fellow named Luc Laborde, ceived the blow. But the great tree stood
Castorio «tare» Diarrhoa and Wind Colic.
an immense parasol pine Lad shot up ma erect without a quiver, while bit« of red
Castoria relieve« Teething Trouble,.
jestically to the height of 80 feet or more and yellow wood s|x»ute<l like blood from
and spread its umbrella shaped branches its gaping wounds and spread a resinous,
Caatorla enre« Con«tlpation and Flatnleaey.
just under the clouds, giving its name to health giving fragrance around its mur
Labonie’s cottage, which was knowu as derers.
Caatoria neutraliae« the effect« of carbouio acid <aa or poiaonon« air.
An hour, two hours, three hours passed,
"The Parasol.” The great pine could be
Caatorla <loea not contain morphine, opium, or other narcotio property.
seep from every part of the parish, and the and still the axes rose and fell, and still
birds which ml grata in the autumn perch the tree resisted. Luo Laborde was bathed
Caatorla aaalmilatea the food, reRnlate« the atomach and bowela,
ed fearlessly ou its boughs, feeling quite in a cold sweat, fot, though he had wit
nesaed the death of his father and grand
safe so far from the pursuit of men.
giving healthy and natural aleep.
This tree brought good fortune to the father, he had never know u such anguish.
All at once the pine tree began to mur
Caatorla ia pnt up la nne-aiae bottlea only. It ia not aold in bulk.
house. Luc Lal»or<le, the young heir, who
ruur, at first with a vague, almost inaudi
Don't allov an, one tn a«H you anything elae on_the plea er promtae
crops flourished, bis granaries were full, file sound, then more distinctly and with
Lis cattle were fat and healthy, and no con ever increasing volume until its voice be
tagious disease bad ever attacked the in came so sad and reproachful that it made
Ses that you <et C-A-S-T-O*R-I~A.
mates of the cottage, thanks to the patri one shudder. The tree was weeping. Luc
archal vigilauce of the pine tree, whose stopped his ears. Now at every stroke of
purifying brauches constantly diffused a the ax it started convulsively, as if in ag
ony. and began to totter.
“Kun, run! It will crush us!” cried Luc,
“You have a fine tree,”saidCazade, the
carpenter, who had recently installed him starting away, for he thought the dying
self in the next house to La horde’s. “I giant meant to overwhelm in its fall the
pygmies who dared to attack it. Uttering
will give you loo francs for it.”
He was a stranger in the country and a last long cry, it swayed grandly, then,
did not understand the veneration felt for making a great sound with its branches,
the guardian tree. Therefore Luc forgave fell with a noise like the breaking of bones.
“Yon see, simpleton, it did not hurt
A year later the same carpenter said to yoil,” said the carpenter, with a heartless
On the day of the wedding the pine tree
“It is unbearable! Your tree overshad
a aia. :n< hinn vn.i.t:
ows my orchard, and all my apple trees lay where it had fallen, its trunk motion
are dying. More than that, the roots of less, its branches limp, and no disaster fol
lowed. A year later when Luc found him
•1 your ridiculous pine ure upsettiug the self
the father of a beautiful rosy doll
will not sell me your tree, 1 will burn it whose innocent glances were like sunlight
in his heart the corpse of the pine tree,
Wholesale and Ratuil 1 »calora in
Luc I.aborile rolled up his slesves, spat which lay drying up in the father-in-law’s
on his palniH energetically, after the Gas woodshed, gave uo sign of interfering.
Three months passed, the old tree was
coigns custom, and prepared to send the
lusoleiit fellow back to hisown house with sawed into huge fragrant joists, and then
out further argument. He was just going a strange rumor spread abroad. A Spun
Paid up Capital, $«10,000
to attack him furiously when a frightened lard had come aorose the mountains, bring
TrenMi t, a General Banking Badness.
voice—such a sweet voice was never heard ing the cholera with him, and three per
sons of the village had fallen victims. I.uc
“Help, help! He will kill my father!” felt bis hair stand up with terror. Where
J. Ik CD Wl.S.
A young girl with a flushed face appeared, now was the guardian tree which had al
Vice Prcsulont, - I hib L.t I 'UI! 1.1 N.
ANI» Ai.I. KINDS OF
and Luc stopped, disarmed by the tlute- ways kept off baneful influences with its
E. C. A ¡‘PERSON
A.'St Cush ter
IF. S LINK
like tones of Mlle. Louise Cazadu, for his broad, salubrious branches? Soon there
ears were accustomed only to the lowing was a case of cholera close by. “Heaven
of cattle, aud the sweet sounds gave Lima protect us from the pine tree’s vengeance!"
Luc, and he hurried into bis fa
Board of Director»:
FURN19HING8 strange sensation, making him think of thought
ther-in-law’s workshop, exclaiming:
sugar and vanilla.
J \V i ...» I I »
- ' ..II» .
"Give me a few plauks of the tree. I will
A. J. A.l'BEk.SON
WM < AMPlH-ht
J I. Km.I.H-i
make a bedstead. That will protect us."
An afternoon in the springtime. The
“I have used up that wood," replied Ca
parasol pine was putting forth now shoots, zade, “except these few pieces."
rN<.a Might Echange and Tclegraphta Trun.*
AH Weik tUllr guarantee.! togtve perfect sails which looked likenoft green fingers trying
“What are you making of them?” asked
fe:. un eu» Yuik, Nuix i lanalê u and Portland, laeti'.n
U> p<m>l>«<luii to Urn McChrb- to steal the sunbeams that fell around
jx-poilla i» • eivrd iilbPcl tu l hark It.lereHl jau l ■uai). Mrs. L E Bvwiry. Mrs E 1» Fellow,.
the young man, and the other answered:
The breeze, evidently charmed by the eight,
on Time lh'(H-»lis Loens money on approved
"Can you not see—it is a coffin."
Cui)« iluXxs umdu ou all ai-i ussible
Holl's Old Jowolry Stand, 3d Street sang a joyous song round the top of the I
Luo uttered a cry and fell lorward. And
tree. It was a special purring sound which 24 hours later the last of the La hordes was
is never heard excepting in pine trees and laid in that long box.
IF YOU WANT FIRST-CLASS whi. h still tx-hoes in the ears of the Lan I “Cholera,” said lue doctor. But noone
rlois peasants when they are exiles in dis believed him, for every one knew better
dowu in that dear laud where the Pyrenees
Under the great tree a woman’s form rise like a wall of blue marble.—Romance.
Proprietor ol The MuMinnvtllu
was seen against the sunset, stooping fur
tively to gather up the dried twigs, and
Laborde hurried out, as was his duty, to
accost the trespasser. When she saw him,
Lord Macaulay on one occasion repeated
Wille in iiu HpfCial Price» CrftnlogHe
she trembled visibly aud stainmeted with to himself the whole of "Paradise Lost”
HUuate«t at the Southwest corner of (he F<ui
while crossing the Irish channel.
Gonvallis fiursery Co.,
“I—I beg your pardon—I will give them
At another time, while waiting in a Cam
bridge cofKte house for a post cltaise, he
All airea of first rias-» Dial n Tilo kept constantly
It was Louise, the carpenter’s daughter picked up a country newspaper containing
uu baud al b»we»l living piiucs
Thinking that no one would see her, she two poetical pieces—one the "Reflections
had been picking up small branches w ith of an Exile” and the other "A Parody on a
which to kindla her fire.
Welsh Ballad ’—looked them once through,
“Here they are, sir,” she said, blushing never gave them a further thought for 40
hotly as she ois-ned ber apron ami held the years, and then repealed them without the
K. K. UOÜCHBH
J. r cti.uKStru
stolen treasnrM toward him. Luc felt his change of a single word.
heart leap as hu looked at the girl, for her
Calbreath & Goucher.
Macaulay’s mind, some one Las said, was
eyes shone like rising stars.
like a dredging net, which took up all that
“Oil, keep them, keep then»,” he said it encountered, both good and bad, nor ever
I'HYIUCUNS AND HUKGKOXN
genervurly, “anil if you want any mi,re seemed to feel the burden. Very much uu
here nra plenty." And he stooped and like a dredge uet and more like a strainer
M* i M imn « iii .» ....
picked up a great armful of the twigs, are the minds of some other persons, who
(< tiUoe over Braly’S bauli.)
then, breathing very hard, laid them gen carefully select what they wtll retain or
tly in her apron.
have a natural facility for remembering
I FREBlt MEATS OF ALL KINDS
“I’ray take them,” he began, but start special classes of facts—George Bidder for
ed suddenly, for—quite accidentally—the figures, Sir Walter Scott for verses and
CHOICEST IN THE MARKET.
tip of her finger touched his hand, and Mezzofanti for languages.
Manufacturas and Deals in
while the pine tree, which had been the
Sir Walter Scott,quotingtheold Borderer, !
cause of this meeting, was humming who had no command of his memory and
South aide Third St. between B and C
roguishly I.uc Laborde ran away without only retained what liit his fancy, says that
another word as if lie had touched a red his own memory was of precisely the same
kind. It seldom failed to preserve most
As was to be expected, a few days later tenaciously a favorite passage of poetry, a
SADDLES, BRIDLES, SPURS,
the old tree saw the two young people meet playhouse ditty, or, above all, a border raid
Brashes mid sells them cheaper than
on the same spot, and this time they were ballad, "but names,dates and other techni
they cau l>e bought any where» else in
less timid and more neighborly.
calities of history escaped me (he says) in a
One evening when the dying sunlight most melancholy degree."—Interior.
the Willamette Valley. Our nil home
was reddeniug the tipsot the pine’s branch
made sets of harnoss me pronounced
es as if with a starry kiss Luc made bold
Origin of “Attorney.”
unsurpassable by those who l»uy them THE • •
to say to the pretty Louise, “I love you"
Lewis G. Wunder, who delights in spend
—this with a wretched French accent, but
ing his spare time in searching for oddi
The next morning he stood, cap in hand ties. gives this version of tvhat be has as
certained about the word “attorney;"
and with bowed head, before the carpen
In the time of our Saxon ancestors the
ter, making a formal proposal of marriage, freemen in every shire met twice a year
while the pine tree sang a magnificat.
“Why, you don’t mean it! Of course, under the presidency of the shire reeve, or
my good fellow, I “hall be delighted,” ex sheriff, and this meeting was called the
claimed the reconciled neighbor, with un
By degrees the freemen declined giving
COULTER A WB10HT Prop,
feigned satisfaction, for, to say truth, he
their personal attendance, and a freeman
knew that Lucwvas well to do
The next minute, however, he winked who did attend carried with him tbeprox
ies ot such of his friends as could not ap
Goo.Is of all descriptions moved and
meaningly and said in a whisper:
‘‘There is one condition. You must let pear. He who actually went to the sher
careful handling guaranteed. Collci tiuns
iff s torn was said, according to the old
I me cut down that stupid tree of yours.”
will be made monthly. Hauling of all
Saxon, to go “at the torn,” and hence
This Luc refused. The carpenter insist
kinds done cheap.
ed upon his absurd condition, but the came the word attorney, which signified
young man would not give in. He loved one who went to the torn for others, car
with him a power to act or vote for
laroise, aud was he to destroy the old tree, rying
W. J. CLARK, D.D.S
those who employed him.
It is the Dining Car Route.
the father of their mutual affection? Never!
The distinction between attorney and
Graduale University of Mich.
After that he thought more of the pine
arises from the latter practicing
It runa through Vestibuled than ever and put an iron screen round its solicitor
trunk, so that the wagon wheels should in a court of equity and the former only
Has opened an office in Union Block, Room 6. Trains to
and 1» prepared todo all work lu the dental line
not scratch or bruise it. One of his ances in a court of law.—Philadelphia Call.
tors had planted that tree hundreds ot
CROWN AND BRIDGE WORK A SPECIALTY.
NEW YEAR'S DAY IN JAPAN.
years ago, Luc’s grandfather bad cared for
it tenderly, and a swarm of bees had made
Lavear mithoo or PaisUM E xtraction
Comcosed of DININO CARS unsurpassed. . their home in its venerable trunk, render Set by the Gregorian Calendar, 11 la Cele
brated With Quaint Observances.
PULLMAN DRAWING ROOM SLEEP ing it still more sacred. Besides all this,
Even the Japanese celebrate Christmas,
ERS of latest equipment.
Luc was afraid to touch the pine tree, for
one of his fort fathers had once determined although unintentionally. They have ac
to cut it dowu aud had been rebuked for cepted the Gregorian New Year instead of
TOURIST SLEEPINC CARS
bis ingratitude Just as he struck his ax their own and decorate their houses In
against one of the roots which was stick honor of the occasion. But the Influence
Rest that can be constructed and in which ac ing out like a great toe a mad bull came of the English who live among them has
commodations are FREE and furnished for rushing toward him and would have kill made them very prompt in putting up
holders of first and second-class tickets, and
ed him if be had not clambered up the their finery, so that they are generally in
tree’s trunk. The old pine knew how to full festive array by the dawn of Christ
itself and it would surely demolish mas.
ELECAN f DAY COACHES.
The decorations are decidedly unique
CATES & HENRY. Props
the bouse in its fall if ever a Laborde were
from an American point of view. Every
A continuous line, contievtinv v* ith all lines, at- base enough to lay a sacrilegious fiuger detail, however, is perfect, and every fea
foutinx direct nn.) uuiuterrupted service. Pull-
ture has some meaning. Across the front
E Street, north ot Third. Everything New and man sleeper reservations can be .“vi'Ured tn ad on it.
FtnC’fhtfs*. Con veranee of Commercial Travel vance through any agent of the road.
“Ha. La, you are ridiculous!” laughed of the house, for instance, is festooned a
er« a specialty Roani and stabling by the day or
the carpenter when Luc confessed his fears, grass rope with a deep fringe. This is a
month. We solicit a fair share of the local put
THROUGH TICKETS to and from all points in aud then he added contemptuously: “I very pleasant sort of a thing for a man to
America. England and taropé, at any ticket
would not give you my daughter now on have over his door, for no evil spirit dare
office of th 2, road.
auy condition. You are too great an pass under It. Over each entrance hangs
a great tassel of grass containing a scar
Full infunnation concerning rules, time of idiot.
The young man shuddered and went let crayfish. Its crooked body symbolizes
trains routes and other detail*, furnished ou ap
the back of the aged, bent with years.
plication to any agent, or
back to his own house.
A few days later Luc Laborde saw an This is surrounded with the branches of a
kind of japónica whose young leaves bud
A. D. CHARLTON, other man, cap lu hand, enter Cazr.de s before
the old ones are shed This is typ
house just as he had done, aud he knew it
Assistant General Passenger -Agent,
ical of parents living when their children's
was a rival suitor.
One Door West
"He is asking tor Louise,” be said, glar I children are boro. In the center are the
N * 121 First Street
i priPTT ivn (m
McMlNNVIU E. OR
Comer Washington. I PORTLAND, OR
of Ctgai Store.
ing fercciously at the pine tree. That leavgt_gf the ¿apaqj}« polypody, which
Highest of all in Leavening Power —Latest U. S. Gov’t Report.
THE GUARDIAN PINE
Children Cry for Pitcher’s Castorio
E. J. Qualey & Co
JOHN F. DERBY,
Truck and Dray Co.
empire. The stone bridges at. Fukien and
elsewhere, often instanced as remarkable,
are notably only as instances of the abili
ty the Chinese display in moving huge
masses of stone by manual labor. For
practical purposes they are of little use,
end, says tite report, “as feats of engineer
ing are contemptible.” Studeuts of the
art of making good roads do not appear to
have much to learn from China.—New
She Demanded a Receipt.
"And so you gave my new overcoat to
a stranger,” snid an augry man to his
wife, “simply upon his saying that I had
sent for it?”
“I didn’t know he was a swindler,” re
baud, as lie was a convicted felon, so get plied the unfortunate woman between her
sobs, “and besides that I took every pre
ing it she married her lover.
In the meantime the first wife had found caution.”
“What precautions, pray?” inquired the
that the man with whom she had eloped
would not marry her after Phillips hail husband.
“Why. I made liim give me a receipt for
divorced her and returned home. Then
Mrs. Callahau wandered back to her fa it, and here it is,” returned the wife, ex
ther, for husband No. 2 would not support tending a piece ot paper. "I always thought
her. So in this way the old man had once such acknowledgments were binding.”
more his four daughters on his hands, and But aids for the overcoat—it was never seen
again!—New York Herald.
Phillips was still flee.
The youngest daughter was now about
18, and she also fell a victim to the fascina
A certain lady, writing about a certain
tion the man Phillips appears to have ex
erted over them all at first, and becoming gentleman, said he had an “intricate indi
infatuated with him consented to marry viduality.” We haven’t the dimmest idea
him. Phillips went to the father for the what she meant. It is, however, a high
fourth time to ask for a daughter’s hand sounding,mouth tilling phrase —“intricate
and was told that he might have her on individuality.”—Louisville Western Re
condition that be kept bur.
Phillips promised, and the ceremony
was to take place the following night,
Lizards as Pets and Playmates.
when the ex-wives, growing jealous, arm
Professor Deiboeuf has contributed an
ed themselves and swora that the mar interesting article on the psychology of
riage should never take place. So Phillips lizards to The Ilevue Scientilique. lie is
rode to town and swore out a warrant the happy possessor of a band of lizards,
against the sisters, telling of their threats. including a Spanish and a French one,
The women were sworn then to keep the which he has introduced to fame. Tlie
peace, but Phillips thought it prudent, Spaniard is bold, snappish, atupid and
however, to run away with hts bride to suspicions; the Frenchman, timid, gentle,
Keutucky and marry her there. This time coiilldiug and straightforward. Neverthe
his venture seems to have terminated hap less they became great friends, and when
pily, for he has three children and is pros the Frenchman was lost for 26 days the
pering.—Murfreesboro Cor. Philadelphia Spaniard took no food ail the time, but
he began to catch flies again as soon as his
companion returned. One curious fact
brought out is that lizards do not hiber
nate organically, as plants do, but by rea
son of the cold weather killing the inserts
on which they feed, and if they are kept
in a warm house and regularly fed they
NOTABLE BY 1 HEIR ABSENCE, LIKE will remain active all the year.
THE SNAKES OF ICELAND.
M. Delboeuf’s lizards live in freedom.
During summer they occupy a room in his
country Louse, having latticed windows
No Attempts to Establish Good .Moans of
and sunshine on three sides. They have
Communication For Five Hundred Years. stones and boxes and a scaffolding furnish
Bloodless Though Annoying Contests Be ed, with rags to play among and climb
over. At Liege in winter they live in his
tween Land Owners aud Teamsters.
office and frequently scramble over his
An interesting chapter on the topic of books and papers as he writes. One day
public roads is afforded in the results not he went to his class and did not know that
ed by the Shanghai branch of the Asiatic both of them were on his back until he
society of some extensive investigations had been some time at the lecture stand.
made by its agents as to the condition and Many distinguished visitors huve come to
maintenance of roads in Chinn. It is not, see them, and they are playful with every
however, a chapter ou good roads. Indeed one who encourages their familiarities_
it is much like the famous chapter on the Loudon Globe.
snakes in Iceland, for there seem tc bo no
Saved by a Buffalo.
roads in China worthy the name. Instead
of the Farmers being interested in the mak
A herd of buffaloes was grazing on the
ing ana maintenance of good roads, as is outskirts of the forest at Soopab, with the
the case here, the Chinese farmer inter herder on guard a short distance away. A
ests himself largely in the destruction of tiger came out of the forest and tried by
such roads as may chance to be made. lie roaring to stampede the herd.
does not travel himself and is against any
The herdsman manifested great bravery
one else doing so, at least over his land. Ho shouted, beat his heavy quarter staff
There are no public highways made and on the ground and tried to scare the brute
maintained by I hw . Travelers may drive off, not thinking of his own danger, but of
where they please—so far as the owner of that of his herd. Suddenly the tiger rushed
the land may pii-ase—and there is constant forward, sprang upon the man, knocked
warfare between the two classes, so that him down and stood over him, growling.
all there ia of roads through the country is
The bull of the herd, a pugnacious cron
just what the one may suffer or the other turo, now charged savagely upou the tiger
and rolled him over and over. The bull
The Asiatic society concludes that “prob was so quick in his motions that the tiger,
ably uo country in the world—certainly taken unawares, was nt a disadvantage.
none aiming at civilization eveu ot the He ueitlier bit nor scratched th« bull, bur,
most rudimentary nature—has paid so lit gathered himself up and gulloped off into
tle attention to roads aud means of com the forest. The bull shook himself, bel
munication as the Chinese empire.” The lowed, pursued his enemy a few yards and
only roads that exist are simple paths from then went quietly to feeding as if van
one town or village to another. They fol quishing the tiger were nn everyday oc
low all the natural irregularities of the currence.
country, are never macadamized, rarely
The herdsman was not injured by the
drained and on level plains are often en tiger, but received a wound in the leg from
tirely undefined, wandering from side to the bull’s »harp horn, inflicted when the
side to avoid natural puddles or artificial buffalo knocked over the tiger.—.Youth’s
pitfalls, the latter dug by the farmer in Companion.
order to drive the travelers onto his neigh
Transient Islands lu the Pacific.
The western Pacific is a great place for*
In the northern provinces war for the
possession of the land is waged every islands that emerge from waves unexpect
spring lietween the farmer and the team edly and as suddenly to disappear. Some
ster. The latter has full right to drive times they come up and stay, but more
his wagons over the country in any direc often they have an existence merely tent
tion that may suit bis convenience or fan porary. The wondering skipper misses a
cy. The former has an equal right to plow familiar landmark, by which be had been
up any road runuiiig over his land, and accustomed to get his bearings, and per
generally he exercises it. When a team hap3 the next clay be runs his vessel’s
ster finds nn accustomed path plowed over, nose upon a brand new piece of territory
he takes another route over the adjoining that has sprung up out of the water since
land. Then the owner of that land digs he last came that way. The region south
pitfalls along the routes in order to save of Japan is so given to this sort of eccen
his crops and drive the teamsters over to tricity that ships avoid it. Volcanic ac
his neighbor’s property. His neighbor tion is responsible for such phenomena.
does the same. But the farmers cannot Reports of them will lie noted on the pilot
continue this indefinitely without doing chart in every case, though they are not
more injury to their land and crops than always reliable, because backs of sleeping
the recognition of a regular road would whales and schools of fishes running along
<lo, so that n compromise is gradually ar the surface are frequently mistaken for is
rived at. Thus the tracks usually follow lands and shoals.—San Francisco Exam
much the same lines from year to year, iner.
but there is sure always to be some little
war about right of way somewhere on a
much frequented route between two vil
In the eastern provinces the roads, or
the tracks that pass for roads, are usually
sunk much below the level of the sur
rounding country, not infrequeutly as
much as 80 to 50 feet. The soil is very
sandy, the constant passage of carts keeps
it stirred up and soft, and the wind takes
up and carries over the country the sand
thus loosened, so that there is a conse
quent contiunal tendency of the tracks to
sink. A peculiar result of this is that the
few bridges, which in some spasm of pub
lic spirit have been constructed over rivers
in various places, are usually utterly im
passable for wheeled traffic, the abutments
being many feet above the sunken road
level. The roads through villages in these
regions are invariably sunk below the gen
eral level of the country.
There have been at far distant and long
separated periods emperors who have made
attempts at establishing good means of
communication between the principal
towns and villages, but the last of these
Of a Church of England minister
efforts was as far back as 1398. Vehicles
cured of a distressing rash, by
came into somewhat general use at these
Ayer’s Sarsaparilla. Mr. R ichard
periods and remained in use while the ef
B irks , the well-known Druggist, 207
fects of the reforms lasted. But in the
Yangste delta and the southern provinces
McGill st., Montreal, P. Q., says:
generally cart3 or wagons have long been
I have sold Ayer’s Family Medicines
obsolete, because their use became impos
for 40 years, and have heard nothing but
sible. The only wheeled vehicle now used
good said of them. I know of many
is a one wheeled handbarrow with the
wheel in the center. The main roads are
generally paved in the middle to a width
of from a foot to two feet with rough
performed by Ayer’s Sarsaparilla, one
gran it« stones to accommodate this one
in particular being that of a little
daughter of a Church of England minis
While there are no good roads in China
ter. The child was literally covered
nowadays there are one or two interesting
relics of what were, in and for their day,
from head to foot with a red and ex
most excellent roads. The first emperor
ceedingly troublesome rash, from which
of the Mings some time during his reign of
she had suffered for two or three years,
from 1388 to 1399 made a road from the
in spite of the best medical treatment
bank of tho Yangste, opposite Nanking,
available. Her father was in great
to his birth place in Anhui. The levels
distress about the case, and, at my
were carefully graded and the road car
recommendation, at last began to ad
ried across river valleys on well built arch
ed viaducts. It remains today simply a
minister Ayer’s Sarsaparilla, two bot
remarkable specimen of early engineering.
tles of which effected a complete cure,
The road from Peking to Tnngchow, built
much to hei n-liel and her father’s
by the emperors of the Yuan dynasty
delight. I am sure, were he here toalay,
away bath in the dim ages, “remains as a
he would testify in the strongest terms
vast effort of inutility.” It was paved
as to the merits of
with great blocks of granite, averaging 50
to 80 foot of square surface each, all close
ly jointed. Today it is worn into ruts a
foot deep aud is almost impassable. With
Prepared by Dr. J. C. Ayer &Co.t Lowell, ICtM.
I the exception of these two roads no at
tempt of any note has been made to facili
Cures others,will cure you
tate land communication throughout th$
symbolizes conjugal life because the fronds
spring in pairs. Embryo leaves symbol
ize offspring. There is also a piece of
charcoal, which means home, and two lit
tle pieces of seaweed, which typify good
fortune and rejoicing. In the middle of
all is the lucky bag, a square of white
paper held in by a red and white string,
which marks a present.
Not only the Japanese but the Euro
peans in Japan also hang this tassel over
their front gates. They do it partly as a
compliment to the Japanese and partly for
luck. Sir Edwiu Arnold, when in Japan,
bad one hanging outside his home at Az-
abu. But he was so ultra Japanese that
he took care to have it ready only for New
Year’s, aud not ou Christmas.
The natives have another decoration,
consisting of three green bamboos with
sliced tops, reminding one. of organ pipes,
erected on each side of the portal at a dis
tance ot six feet, the right hand one spring
ing out of a tuft of the mematsu, which
signifies the female principle, aud the left
hand from the matsu, which signifies the
male. In the midst of all these emblems
the national flags generally wave from
black lacquered poles headed with gold
balls. If the common people fail to dis
play these flags, they are admonished by
the police, and the flags go up. They are
generally of white silk crape, with a red
sun in the center.
A Japanese New Year’s custom, which
it would not be amiss to import to Amer
ica, is that of paying all debts—except to
foreigners—on the first day of the year. A
man who fails to do so without leave of
his creditors is dishonored. Consequently
those who are in debt try to sell every
thing which will fetch money, and in To-
kio a huge fair is held in the principal
street on New Year’s eve for this purpose.
—New York Sun.
He Got to Fraukfort.
“I wasdown in Kentucky not long ago,”
said the drummer,“and I met an old man
one day in the store where I had just sold
a bill of goods and got to talking to him.
“ ‘You look a good deal like my boy,’
he said after quite a chat.
“ ‘Yes,’ said I. ‘He must be quite good
“ ‘Purty peart boy,’ said he.
“ ‘How old is he?’
“ ‘Thirty-nine, goin on 40, and used to
be likely in politics, but he quit.’
“ ‘He stole a boss.’
“ ‘That comes of a roan making a mis
take in what he steals. How did it hap
“ ‘Well, you see, he wuz peart in poli
tics, and be wanted to go to the legislator
mighty bad, but he wuz a Repnblikin, and
Republikins ain't got no show in Kain-
tucky. I told him so, but he said ho wuz
bound to go to Frankfort ef it took a leg.
So at last I says to him, “Jeemes, it’s a dog-
goued sight ahorcr ter you to git thar by
stealin a boss than it is runnin fer ther
legidater, and, by hokey, Jeemes, tuk my
advice and Went to Frankfort fer 10 years
Sence that,’concluded the old man, ‘Jeems
ain’t hankered much fer politics, ner fer
hosses neither.’ ’’—Detroit Free Press.
I do not know whether you have ever
gone into the publishing department of a
big newspaper or not, but I would advise
you to go some time. It is worth your
while. And take the children. Go down
into the basement of a great metropolitan
newspaper—nay, go down into the base
ment, cellar and two cellars underoeeth
it, and there in a place as large as the au
ditorium of a theater you will find, accord
ing to the gravity of the occasion, from
three to twelve first class presses hard at
work. Five miles of white paper goes into
one end of these wonderful machines, wig
gle waggles over the various things and
comes out at the other end 48,009 p.i|iera,
eight pages, printed on both sides, folded
and nicely piled, 50 in a package, ready
for deltvery. I would not be at ail sur
prised if within the next 10 years a little
gutta percha baby was born with every
thousand and came out on the sidewalk to
read the paper aloud to the people. That
would not he any more remarkable than
what we see today contrasted with what
was known a few years ago.—Joe Howard
One angel met another on the jasper
street taking earthly observations
“What are you looking at?”
“Men,” said the other.
“And what do you see?”
“I see wise men living under laws made
by fools and knaves and submitting of
their own wills.”
"Strange,” said the other. “Aud how
do they justify such a system?”
“They don’t justify it. They say it’s all
“And why do they submit?”
“That I cannot tell.”
“And what do they call such a strange
“Politics.”—Kate Field’s Washington.
It has been well said that no man ever
sank under the burden of the day. It is
when tomorrow’s burden is added to the
burden of today that the weight is more
than a man can bear. Never load your
selves so, my friends. If you find your
selves so loaded, at least remember this;
It Is your own doings, not God’s. He begs
you to leave the future to him and mind
the present.—George MacDonald.
Blinks—Have you read that article on
how to tell a bad egg?
Winks—No, I have not, but my advice
would be, if you have anything impor
tant to tell a bad egg, break it gently.—
The Remarkable Experiences of a Man
Who Married Four Sisters.
Living in the mountains of this county
Is a family which has a singular history
in a matrimonial way. The father owns
a little farm and four daughters, or did
own the latter. A man named Phillips
about 16 years ago married the eldest of
these daughters, and after a few years of
married Ute the lady ran away with the
husband’s sworn enemy. He procured a
divorce from her and wooed the second sis
ter and took her home, but the next day
the woman turned up at home and said
she wouldn’t live with Phillips and after
a time succeeded in getting legally free
Then the third sister, undaunted by
what had gone before, married the hus
band of her two sisters. Soon after this
the fellow was sent to the penitentiary for
an offense that kept him three years there,
and when he came out he found that his
wife’s fickle fancy bad strayed while be
was absent aDd had fixed itself upon a
neighbor, John Callahan. By law she
was entitled to a divorce fropi her hus-
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quarterly examination of applicants for
certificates to teach in the public schools of
said county, at the court house in McMinn
ville, c.niinieneing at noon on Wednesday,
Feb. 14tli. and continuing the session
until the 16th. All applicants for certiti-
ates must be present at the opening sea-
¡iou on Wednesday, tin- 14th. Applicants
for state diplomas and stale life diplomas
must make application at the same time.
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County Superintendent of »schools ami
Chairman of the Board of Examiners.
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SHERIFF S SALE ON EXECUTION
■^OTJCE i* hereby given that the undersigned,
a . v us sheriff of Yamhill county, state of Oregon,
under and by virtue of a writ of execution, dated
December 29th, 1^9.3, issued out of the circuit
court of said county and htute upon and to enforce
that certain decree of foreclosure and sale, made
and entered of record in said court on the 25th
day of September, 1893, in the suit in which Tho
American Mortgage Company, of Scotland, (Liin
itedj was plaindtl and John W. Townaend, Lettie
Elizabeth Townsend, bis wife, and the First Na
tional Bank, 'of McMinnville, Oregon, were de
fendants, wherein it was decreed that said plaint
iff recover from the defendants, John W. Town
send and Lettie Elizabeth Townsend, in United
States gold coin the sum <»f three thousand four
hundred and iifty-ont dollars (¿3,451.00; with in
terest on said sum from the date of suid decree al
the rate of 8 per cent per unnum and the addi
tional sum of two hundred and fifty dollars as
attorneys fees ar.d <26.70 as costs and dis
bursements, said writ being directed to
me. will, on Saturday, the 10th day of
February, 1894, at the hour of one o’clock p. m.
of «aid day, at the court house door in McMinn
ville, iD said county und state, sell at public auc
tion for cash in United States gold coin, the fol
lowing deacrlbed real premises described In said
decree and therein ordered to be Bold, to-wit:
The preemption claim of James C Gillette in
Yamhill county, state of Oregon, and being tho
west half (W) of the southeast quarter (1-4) and
the east half of the southwest quarter (1-4; of sec
tion twenty-six (26)‘in township four (4) south of
range six (6) west of the Willamette meridian,
containing one hundred and slxtv acres, and also
lots four (4). five (5) and six (6; of section 35 in
township lour (4i south of range six (6) west ot
the Willamette meridian, in said county and
state, containing 53.32 acres, und also lot three (3)
of section thirty-five <35; in T. 4 S. K. 6 W. of tho
Willamette meridian in said county and state,
containing 32.02 u?res, and also th« follow-
lowing described rial premises, to-wit:
The donation land claim of G. P. R. Atterbury
and Mary E Atterbury, his wife, notification No.
1772 in T. 4 S. R. 6 W, of the Willamette meridian
in Yamhill county, state of Oregon, containing
320 acres, excepting two acres sold to I. Agye ana
wife and tlx acres sold to J. Agee, and that said
lands will be sold to satisfy said writ of execution.
Dated, January 10th, lbM.
W. L. WARREN,
Sheriff of Bald Yamhill County, Oregon.