VOL. XXIV 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. I "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. child’« medicine. 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 was still a bachelor, was almost rich. His 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 1« oaeTsry purifying brauches constantly diffused a the ax it started convulsively, as if in ag The fao-simllo ony. and began to totter. wholesome fragrance. wrapper. “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 him. A year later the same carpenter said to yoil,” said the carpenter, with a heartless laugh. bis neighbor: 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 stone wall. 1 warn you, my lad, if you QUINCY. MASS.. 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 down.” 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. McMinnville, Oregon.— 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 —cried Huddunly: “Help, help! He will kill my father!” felt bis hair stand up with terror. Where President, - - 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 t'ashier, 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 CEMETERY 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 M * * « » # « 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." security 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 poiUtn. 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 Cant cities. dowu in that dear laud where the Pyrenees Under the great tree a woman’s form rise like a wall of blue marble.—Romance. -----OR OTHER----- Proprietor ol The MuMinnvtllu was seen against the sunset, stooping fur tively to gather up the dried twigs, and Macaulay's Mind. 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 Mulled Free. she trembled visibly aud stainmeted with to himself the whole of "Paradise Lost” HUuate«t at the Southwest corner of (he F<ui fright: while crossing the Irish channel. Urouuda Gonvallis fiursery Co., I “I—I beg your pardon—I will give them At another time, while waiting in a Cam back.” bridge cofKte house for a post cltaise, he 41xr* i (’urvitHis, Oregtto 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 < tftKliON 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 I stolen treasnrM toward him. Luc felt his change of a single word. PROPRIETORS 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 < Xai'ioH 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 hot iron. kind. It seldom failed to preserve most FROM 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 so tenderly! McMlNNVlUbE 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. 1 “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 sheriff’s torn. 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 RRILRQRD 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 CHICAGO ST. PAUL 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 THE 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 LIVERY STABLE tree’s trunk. The old pine knew how to full festive array by the dawn of Christ avenge, 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 runage ____________ ____ 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 I Highest of all in Leavening Power —Latest U. S. Gov’t Report. THE PRINTER. THE GUARDIAN PINE Children Cry for Pitcher’s Castorio National Bank E. J. Qualey & Co GRANITE MONUMENTS JOHN F. DERBY, FRUIT TREES TILE FACTORY, Matl'nies Brothers, CITY MARKET ElsSiA WlllGllT, ARNESS ! Truck and Dray Co. COMMERCIAL pRANK ROECA, NORTHERN PACIFIC o 1 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 York Sun. 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 Intricate» Individuality. 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 corder. 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 Times. 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 wrest. 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. bor’s land. 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 lages. 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 wheel. 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$ ABSOLUTELY PURE 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. —b------------------------- 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 looking.’ “ ‘Purty peart boy,’ said he. “ ‘How old is he?’ “ ‘Thirty-nine, goin on 40, and used to be likely in politics, but he quit.’ “ ‘XVby?’ “ ‘He stole a boss.’ “ ‘That comes of a roan making a mis take in what he steals. How did it hap pen?’ “ ‘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. Modern Newspapers. 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 on Journalism. Government. 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 wrong. ” “And why do they submit?” “That I cannot tell.” “And what do they call such a strange anomaly?” “Politics.”—Kate Field’s Washington. Tomorrow’s Burden. 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. Good Advice. 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.— Brooklyn Life. MATRIMONY EXTRAORDINARY. 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 from him. 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- NO. G St’BSCRIPTION PRICE ?2.nO PER YEAR. One Dollar If paid in advance. Single number:, live cents. 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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.