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OAT;:'' NIV; VNUNT I'LI'I II U TITS. "Sic i.- r . 11 Cecil. Veil g.-l out < f h- r#•!" said the grocery man to the bad boy as he came in tho store with his face Mack and shilling. "1 don't want any i • rod boys around here. White boys break me up bad enough." "< ill, philoju-ne," said tho bad liov as lio put his hands on las knees and laughed so the candy jars rattled on the shelves. " Y a didn't know me. lam the same l>oy t .t comes in here and talks vonr arm • •IT." and the boy opened the clieosobos nnd cut off a piece of cheese so natural that the grocery man had no difficulty in r cognizing him. "What ill tie- nam'- of the seven sleep ing sisters have ymi got on your hands and face?" said the grocery man as he took tho boy by the ear and turned him around. "You would pass in a colored prayer meeting, and no one would think you were galvanized. What you got up in s'ji h an outlandish rig for?" "Well, I'll toll you if you keep watch at tho door. If you see a baldlieaded colored man coming along the street with a club, you whistle, and I will fall down collar. The baldheaded colored man will bo Pa. You see, we moved yesterday. Fa told me to got a vacation from the livery stable, and we would have fun moving. But I don't wantany more fun. I know when I have got enough fun. Pa carried all tho light things, and when it came to lifting he had a crick in the back. Gosh, I never wus so tired as I was last night, and I hope we havo got settled, only some of the goods haven't turned up yet. A drayman took one load over on the west side and delivered them to a house t'aat seemed to be expecting a load of house hold furniture. He thought it was all right if everybody that was moving got a load of goods. Well, after we got moved Pa said we must make a garden, and we said we would go out and spade up the ground audsowiieasand radishes and beets. There was some neighbors lived in tho next house to our new one that was all wimmen, and Pa don't like to have them think he had to work, so he said it would lie a good joke to disguise ourselves as tramps, and the neighbors would think we had hired some tramps to dig in the garden. I told Pa of a boss scheme to fool them. "I suggested that we take some of his shoe blacking that is put on with a sponge and black our faces, and the neighbors would think we had hired an old colored man and his boy to work in the garden. Pa said it was immense, and ho told me to go and black up, and if it worked he would black his self. So I went up and put this burnt cork on my face, 'cause it would wash off, and Pa looked at me and said it was wack and for me to fix him up too. So I got tho bottle of shoe blacking and painted Pa so he looked like a colored coal heaver. Actually when Ma saw him she ordered him off the premises, and when he laughed at her and acted sassy she was going to throw biling water on Pa. But I told her the scheme, and she let up on Pa. Oh, you'd 'a' died to see us out in the garden. Pa looked like Uncle Tom, and I looked likeTopsy, only I ain't that kind of a colored per son. We worked till a boy throwed some tomato cans over the alley fence and hit me, and I piled over the fence after him and loft Pa. It was my chnm, and when I had caught liim we put up a job to get Pa to chase us. We throwed some more cans, and Pa come ont, and my chum started, and I after him, and Pa after both of us. "He chased us two blocks, and then we got behind a policeman, and my chain told the policeman it was a crazy old colored man that wanted to kidnap us, and the policeman took Pa by the neck and was going to club him, bat Pa said he would go home and behave. He was offul mad, and he went home, and we looked through the alley fence and saw Pa trying to wash off the blacking. You seo that blacking won't wash off. You have to wear it off. Pa would wash his face with soapsuds and then look in the glass, and he was blacker every timo he washed, and when Ma laffed at him he said the offulest words, some thing like 'Sweet spirit, hear my prayer;' then he washed himself again. lam go ing to leave my burnt cork on, 'cause if I wash it off Pa would know there had been some smouging somewhere. I asked the shoe store man how long it would take the blacking to wear off, and he said it ought to wear off in a week. I guess Pa won't go out doors much unless it is in the night. lam going to get him to let me go off in the country fishing till mine wears off, and when 1 get out of town I will wash you don't think a little blacking mßls a man's complexion, do you, and you don't think a man ought to get mad because it won't wash off, do you?" "Pa said he would go home and behave." "Oh, probably it doesn't hurt the com plexion!" said the grocery man as he sprinkled some fresh water on the wilted lettuce so it would look fresh while the hired girl was buying some, "and yet it is mighty unpleasant, where a man has got an engagement to go to a card party, as I know your Pa has tonight. As to getting mad about it, if I was your Pa I would take a barrel stave and shatter your castle scandalous. What kind of a fate do you thmk awaits you when you die anyway?" "Well, I am mixed on the fate that awaits me when I die. If I should go off sudden, with all my sins on my head and this burnt cork on my face, I should probably be a neighbor to you way down below, and they would give me a job as fireman, and I should feel bad for you every time I chucked in a nuther chunk of brimstone and thought of yon trying to swim dog fashion in the lake of fire and straining your eyes to find an iceberg that you could crawl up on to cool your parohed hind legs. If I don't die slow, so I will have time to re pent and be saved, I shall be toasted brown. That's what the minister says, and they wouldn't pay him $2,000 a year and give him a vacation to tell anything tliat was not so. I tell you, it is painful to think of that place that so many pretty fair average people hero are going to when they die. Just think of it—a man that swears just once, if he don't hedge and take it back, will go to the bad place. If a person steals a pin, just u small, no account pin, ho is as bad as if he stole all there was in a bank, and he 6tands the best chance of going to the bad place. "You see, if a fellow steals a littlo thing like a pin, he forgets to repent, "cause it don't seem to be worth while to make so much fuss about. But if a fel low robs a bank or steals a whole lot of money from orphans, he knows it is a mighty serious matter, and he gets in his work repenting too quick, and he is liable j to get to the good place, while you, who ; GEORGE V 'PECK.I MV'-i jily?* • a few potatoes jut of a b -In 1 t'r. it v.ni sold to the orphan asy lum. will forgot to repent, and you will sizzle. I tell you, the more 1 read about being good and going to heaven the more 1 think a feller can't be too care ful. and from this out you won't find a better boy than I am. When I come in here after this and take a few dried peaches or crackers and cheese, you charge it right up to Pa, and then I won't have it on my mind and have to answer for it at the great judgment day. lam gi ling to shake my chum, 'cause he chews tobacco, which is wicked, though I don't see how that can be, when the minister smokes, but I want to bo on the safe side. "I am going to be good or bust a sus pender. and hereafter you can point to me as a boy who has seen the folly of an ill spent life, and if there is such a thing as a 15-year-old boy who has been a ter ror getting to heaven I am the hairpin. 1 tell yon when I listen to the minister tell about the angels flying around there and 1 see pictures of them purtier than ar.v girl in this town, with chubby arms with dimples in the elbows and shoulders and long golden hair, and think of my self here cleaning off horses in a livery stable and smelling like an old harness, it makes me tired, and I wouldn't miss going there for JlO. Say, you would make a healthy angel for aback street of the New Jerusalem, but you would give the whole crowd away unless you washed up and sent that shirt to the Chinese laundry. Yes, sir, hereafter you will find mo as good as I know how to be. Now I am going to wash up and go and help the minister move." As the boy went out the grocery man sat for Beveral minutes thinking of the change that had come over the bad boy and wondered what had brought it about, and then he went to the door to watch him as he wended his way across the street with his head down as though in deep thought, and tho grocery man said to himself, "that boy is not as bad aa some people think he is," and then he looked around and saw a sign hanging up in front of the store written on a piece of box cover with blue pencil: : SPOILED : : CANNED HAM AND TONGUE, 5 : GOOD ENOUGH : ; FOR CHURCH PICNICS. : And he looked after the boy, who was ■lipping down an alley, and eaid: "The condemn little whelp! Wait till I catch him." CHAPTER XXVII. THE OLD MAN SHOOTS THE MINISTER. "Say, I thought you wag going to try to lead a different life," said the grocery man to the bad boy as the youth came in with his pockets full of angleworms and wanted to borrow a baking powder can to put them into while he went fish ing, and he held a long angleworm np by tlio tail and let it wriggle so he fright ened a girl that had come in after 2 cents, worth of yeast so she dropped her pitcher and went out of the grocery as though she was chased by an anaconda. "I am going to lead a different life, but a boy can't change his whole course of life in a minute, can he? Grown per sons have to go on probation for six months before they can lead a different life, and half the time they lose their cud before the six months expire and have to commence again. When it is so all fired hard for a man that is endowed with Bense to break off being bad, yon shouldn't expect too much from a boy. But I am doing as well as could be ex pected. I ain't half as bad as I was. Gosh, why don't you burn a rag? That yeast that the girl spilled on the floor smells like it was sick. I should think that bread that was raised with that yeast would smell like this cooking but ter you sell to hired girls." "Well, never you mind the cooking butter. I know my business. If people want to use poor butter when they have company and then blow up the grocer before folks, I can stand it if they can. But what is this I hear about your Pa fighting a duel with the minister in your back yard and wounding him in the leg and then trying to drown himself in the cistern? One of your new neighbors was in here this morning and told me there was murder in the air at your house last night, and they were going to have the police pull your place as a disorderly house. I think you were at the bottom of the whole business!" "Oh, it's ull a darn lie, and those neigh bors will find they better kWp still about us, or we will lie about them a little. You see, since Pa got that blacking on his face he don't go out any, and to make it pleasant for him Ma invited in a few friends to spend the evening. Ma has got up around, and the baby is a daisy, only it smells like a goat on account of drinking the goat's milk. Ma invited the minister among the rest, and after supper the men went up into Pa's library to talk. Oh, you think lam bad, don't you, but of the nine men at our house last night I am an angel compared with what they were when they were boys. I got into the bathroom to untangle my fisiiline, and it is next to Pa's room, and I could hear everything they said, but I went away 'cause I thought the conver sation would hurt my morals. They would all steal when they were boys, but darned if I ever stole. "Pa has stolen over a hundred wagon loads of watermelons, one deacon used to rob orchards, another one shot tame ducks belonging to a farmer, and another tipped over grindstones in front of the village store at night and broke them and run, another used to steal eggs and go out in the woods and boil them, and the minister was the worst of the lot, 'cause he took a seine, with some other boys, and went to a stream where a a neighbor was raising brook trout and cleaned the stream out, and to ward off suspicion he went to the man the next day and paid him $1 to let him fish in the stream and then kicked 'cause there were no trout, and the owner found the trout were stolon and laid it to some Dutch boys. I wondered when those men were telling their experience if they ever thought of it now when they were preaching and praying and taking up collections. 1 should think they wouldn't say a boy was going to hell right off 'cause he was a little wild now'- days when he hits such an example. "He took Pa by the collar and pulled him out." "Well, lately somebody has been bur gling our chicken coop, and Pa loaded an old musket with rock salt and said he would fill the fellow full of salt if he caught him, gpd while they were talking up stairs Ma heard a r< -tr-r squawk, and slit' went to the stairway ami tola Pa there was somebody in tiie henhouse. Pa jumped up and tola the visitors to Mlow hint, atel they would see a man running down the alley full of salt, and rushed out with the pin, and the crowd followed hiin. Pais shorter than the rest, and he passed under the first wire clothesline in the yard all right and was going for the henhouse on a jump when his neck caught the second wire clothesline just as the minis ter and two of the deaeons caught their necks under the other wire. You know how a wire, hitting a man on the throat, will set him back head over appetite. "Well, sir, I was looking out of the back window, and I wouldn't be positive, but 1 think they all turned double back summersaults and struck on their ears. Anyway Pa did, and the gun must have been cocked or it struck the hammer on a stone, for it went off, and it was point ed toward the house, and three of the visitors got salted. The minister was hit the worst, one piece of salt taking him in the hind leg and the other in the back, and he yelled as though it was dy namite. 1 suppose when you shoot a man with salt it smarts like when you get corned In-ef brine on your chapped hands. They all yelled, and Pa seemed to have been knocked silly some way, for he pranced around and seemed to think he had killed them. He swore at the wire clothesline, and then I missed Pa and heard a splash like when you throw a cat in the river, and then I thought of the cistern, and I went down, and we took Pa by the collar and pulled him out. Oh, he was awful damp. No, sir, it was no duel at all, but a naxident, and I didn't have anything to do with it. "The gun wasn't loaded to kill, and the salt only went through the skin, but those men did yell. Maybe it was my chum that stirred up the chickens, but I don't know. He has not commenced to lead a different life yet, and he might think it would make our folks sick if nothing occurred to make them pay at tention. I think where a family has been having a good deal of exercise, the way ours has, it hurts them to break off too suddenly. But the visitors went home real quick after we got Pa out of the cistern, and the minister told Ma ho always felt when he was in our house as though he was on the vergo of a yawn ing crater, ready to be engulfed any minute, and he guessed he wouldn't come any more. Pa changed his clothes and told Ma to have them wire clothes lines changed for rope ones. I think it is hard to suit Pa, don't you?" "Oh, your Pa is all right. What he needs is rest. But why are you not working at the livery stable? Y"on haven't been discharged, have you?" and the grocery man laid a little lump of con centrated lye that looked like maple sugar on a cake of sngar that had been broken, knowing the boy would nibble it. "No, sir, I was not discharged, but when a livery man lends mo a kicking horse to take my girl out riding that settles it. I asked the boss if I couldn't have a quiet horse that would drive him self if I wound the lines around the whip, and he let me have one he said would go all day without driving. You know how it is when a fellow takes a girl out riding—he don't want his mind occupied holding lines. "Well, I got my girl in, and we went out on the Whitefish bay road, and it was just before dark, and we rodo along under the trees, and I wound the lines around the whip and put one arm around my girl and patted her under the chin with my other hand, and her mouth looked so good and her blue eyes looked up at me and twinkled as mnch as to dare me to kiss her, and I was all of a tremble, and then my hand wandered around by her ear, and I drew her head up to me and gave her a smack. Say, that was no kind of a horse to give to a young fellow to take a girl out riding. Just as I smacked her 1 felt as though the buggy had been struck with a pile driver, and when I looked at the horse he was running away and kicking the buggy and the lines were dragging on the ground. I was scared, I tell you. I wanted to jump ont, but my girl threw her arms around my neck and screamed and said we would die together, and jnst as wo were going to die the buggy struck a fence and the horse broke loose and went off, leaving us in the baggy, tum bled down by the dashboard, but we Were not hurt. "The old horse stopped and went to chewing grass and looked up at me as though he wanted to say 'philopene.' I tried to catch him, but he wouldn't catch, and then wo waited till dark and walked home, and I told the livery man what I thought of such treatment, and he said if I had attended to my driving and not kissed the girl I would have been all right He said I ought to have told him I wanted a horse that wouldn't shy at kissing, but how did I know I was go ing to get up courage to kiss her? A livery man ought to take it for granted that when a young fellow goes out with a girl he is going to kiss her and give him a horse according. But I quit him at once. 1 won't work for a man that hasn't got sense. Ooshl What kind of maple sugar is that? Jerusalem! Whewl Give me some water! Oh, my, it's taking the skin off my mouth!" The grocery man got him some water and seemed sorry that the boy had taken the lump of concentrated lye by mistake, and when the boy went out the grocery man pounded his hands on his knees and laughed, and presently he went out in front of the store and found a sign: : FRESH I-ETI.S. ; : BEEN PICKED MOK.. N A WEEK. : : TUFFER'N TRIPE. : CHAPTER XXVIH. HE TURNS SUPE. "You look pretty sleepy," said the grocery man to the bad boy as he came in the store yawning and stretched him self out on the counter with his head on a piece of brown wrapping paper in reach of a box of raisins. "What's the matter? Been sitting up with your girl all night?" "Haw! I wish I had. Wakefulness with my girl is sweeter and more restful than sleep. Ho, this is the result of be ing a dutiful son, and I am tired. You see Pa and Ma have separated—that is, not for keeps, but Pa has got frightened about burglars, and he gets up into the attic to sleep. He says it is to get fresh air, but he knows better. Ma has got so accustomed to Pa's snoring that she can't go to sleep without it, and the first night Pa left sho didn't sleep a wink, und yesterday I was playing on an old ac cordion that I traded a dog collar for after our dog was poisoned, and when I touched the low notes I noticed Ma dozed off to sleep, it sounded so much liko Pa's snore, and last night Ma made me set up and play for her to sleep. "She rested splendid, but I am all broke up, and I sold the accordion this morning to the watchman who watches our block. It is queer what a different effect music will have on different peo ple. While Ma was Bleeping the sleep of innocence under the influence of my counterfeit of Pa's snore, the night watchman was broke of his rest by it, and he bought it of mo to give it to the son of an enemy of his. Well, I have quit jerking soda." "No, you don't tell me," said the grocery man as ho moved the box of rai sins out of reach. "You never will amount to anything unless you stick to one trade or profession. A rolling hen never catches the early angleworm." "Oh, but lam all right now. In the soda water business there is no chance for genius to rise unless the soda foun tain explodes. It is all wind, and one gets tired of the constant fizz. He feels that he is a fraud, and when he puts a little sirup in a tumbler and fires a little sweetened wind and water in it until the soap suds fills the tumbler and charges 10 cents for that which only co6ts a cent a I sensitive soda jerker who has reformed feels that it is worse than three card j monte. I couldn't stand the wear on my , conscience, so I have got a permanent job as a super anil shall open the Ist of September." "Say, what's a sujier? It isn't one of these free lunch places that the mayor closes at midnight, is it?'' And the gro cery man looked sorry. "Oh, thunder, you want salt on you! A 6Ui>er is an adjunct to the stage. - A supe is a fellow that assists the stars and things carrying chairs and taking up carpets and sweeping the sand off the stage after a dancer has danced a jig, anil he brings beer for the actors and helps lace up corsets and anything he can do to add to the effect of the play. Privately, now, I have been acting as a supe for a long time on the sly, and my folks didn't know anything about it, hut since I reformed and decided to he good I felt it mv duty to tell Ma and Pa about it. The news broke Ma all up at first, hut Pa said some of the best actors in this country were supes once, and some of them were now, and he thought su ping would be the making of me. "Ma thought going on the stage would he my ruination. She said the theater was the hotbed of sin and brought more ruin than the church could head off, hut when I told her that they always gave a suj>e two or three extra tickets for his family she said the theater had some re deeming features, and when I said my entrance upon the stage would give me a splendid opportunity to get the recipe for face powder from the actresses for Ma and I could find out how the ac tresses managed to get No. 4 feet into No. 1 shoes Ma said she wished I would commence suping right off. Ma says there are some bad things about the the ater that are not so all fired had, and she wants me to get seats for the first comic opera that comes along. "Pa wants it understood with the manager that a snpe's fattier has a right to go behind the scenes to see that no harm befalls him, but I know what pa wants. Ho may seem pious and all that, but ho likes to look at ballet girls better than any meek and lowly follow er I ever see, and some day you will hear music in the air. Pa thinks theaters are very bad when he has to pay $1 for a reserved seat, but when he can get in for nothing as a relative of one of the 'perfesh' the theater has many redeem ing qualities. Pa and Ma think I am going into business fresh and green, but I know all about it. When I played With McCullough here once" "Oh, what are you giving us!" said the grocery man in disgust, "when you played with McCullough! What did yon do?" "What did I do? Why, you old seed cucumber, the whole play centered around me. Do you remember the scene in the Roman forum where McCullough addressed the populace of Rome? I was the populace. Don't you remember a small feller standing in front of the Roman orator taking it in, with a night shirt on, with bare legs and arms? That was me, and everything depended on me. Supposo I had gone off the stage at the critical moment or laughed when I should have looked fierce at the inspirod words of the Roman senator. It would have been a dead give away on McCul lough. As the populace of Rome I con sider myself a glittering success, and Mac took me by the hand when they car ried Cesar's dead body out, and he said, •Us three did ourselves proud.' Such praise from McCullough is seldom ac corded to a supe. But I don't consider the populace of the imperial city of Rome my masterpiece. "Where I excel is in coming out be fore the curtain between the acts and unhooking the carpet. Some supes go out and turn their backs to the audi ence, showing patches on their pants, and rip up the carpet with no stylo about them, and the dust flies, and the boys yell 'supe,' and the supe gets nervous and forgets his cue and goes off tum bling over the carpet, and the orchestra leader is afraid the snpe will fall on him. Bnt I go out with a qniet dignity that ia only gained by experience, and I take hold of the carpet the way Hamlet takes up the skull of Yorick, and the audi ence ia paralyzed. I kneel down on the carpet to unhook it in a devotional sort of a way that makes the audience bow their heads as though they were in church, and before they realize that 1 am only a supe 1 have the carpet un hooked and march out the way a 'Pisco pal minister does when he goes out be tween the acts at church to change his shirt. They never 'guy' me, 'cause I act well my part. But I kick on holding dogs for actresses. "Some supes think they are mode if they can hold a dog, but I have an am bition that a pug dog will not fill. I held Mary Anderson's end of gum once while she went on the stage, and when she came off and took her gum her fin gers touched mine, and I had to run my fingers in my hair to warm them, like a fellow does when he has been snow balling. Gosh, but she would freeze ice cream without salt. I shall be glad when the theatrical season opens, 'cause we actors get tired laying off." "Well, I'd hke to go behind the scenes with you some night," said the grocery man, offering the bad boy an orange to get solid with him, in view of future complimentary tickets. "No danger, is there?" "No danger if yon keep off the grass. But you'd 'a 1 died to see my Snnday school teacher one Saturday night last summer. He keeps books in a store and is pretty soon week days, but he can tell you more about Daniel in the lion's den on Sunday than anybody. He knew I was solid at the theater and wanted me to get him behind the scenes one night, and another supe wanted to go to the spar ring match, and I thought it wouldn't be any harm to work my teacher in, so I got him a job thatnight to hold the dogs for the Uncle Tom's show. He was in one of the wings holding the chains, and the dogs were just anxious to go on, and it was all my teacher could do to hold them. "I told him to wind the chains around his wrists, and he did so, and just then Eliza began to skip across the ice, and we sicked the bloodhounds on before my teacher could unwind the chains from his wrists, and the dogs pulled him right out on the stage on his stomach and drawed him across, and he jerked one dog and kicked him in the stomach, and the dog turned on my teacher and took a mouthful of his coattail and shook it, and I guess the dog got some meat; anyway the teacher climbed up a stepladder, and the dogs treed him, and the stepladder fell down, and we grabbed the dogs and put some court plaster on the teacher's nose, where the fire extin guisher peeled it, and he said he would go home cause the theater was demoral izing in its tendencies. I s'pose it was not right, but when the teacher stood up to hear our Sunday school lesson the next day causo he was tired where the dog bit him, I said 'Sick-em!' in a whis per when his back was turned, and he jumped clear over the Bible class and put his hands around to his coattail as though he thought the 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' party were giving a matinee in the church. 1 "The dog* pulled him right out on the ttage on hit ttomach." "The Sunday school lesson was about the dog's licking the sores of Lacarus, and the teacher said we must not con found the good dogs of Bible time with the savage beasts of the present day, that would shake the daylights out of Lazarus and make him climb the cedars of Lebanon quicker than you could say Jack Robinson, and go off chewing the cud of bitter reflection on Lazarus' coat tail, I don't think a Sunday school THERE IS MONEY IN IT! WATER FROST PROPERTY. 1500 FEET OR LESS FROM THE CAPITAL CITY PROPERTY. j I' RIIIIfiHIIfIMI s ™° 10 fi ß ErectedWilliiii sj UILLIiIUO lillllllUlll 1540 FEET FROM THIS ADDITION. This well known Addition overlooks the beautiful Olympia business center, and when the Capitol build* ing is finished SBOO would not be a high price for a lot :j addition, if our city should grow as we think it ij ought to. ; : Get in on the Ground Floor J3Y PXJiici-rYsiisrcr isrow. Seventy-five of these lots will be placed on the market for 30 days at $75 each ss cash, and $5 per month. THE BEST SAVINGS BANK IS REAL ESTATE, JUDICIOUSLY PURCHASED. The best way for those who have no prop= erty is to BUY it first and then PAY for it. ; I ; New York, Chicago and Philadelphia have faith in Olympia. Boston, Atlanta and New Orleans are buying property in Olympia. • • ;' " ~ ; ! Outsiders flare Confidence in Olympia. "WRITE OR O-A-XjXJ OUST IACEI INVESTMENT COMPIHT. OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON. teacher ought to bring up personal remi niscences before a class of children, do you? Well, somo time next fall you put on a clean shirt and a pair of sheet iron pants,' with stove legs on the inside, and I will take you behind the scenes to seo some good moral show. In the mean time if you have occasion to talk to Pa tell him that Booth and Barrett and Keene commenced on the stago as supes, and Salvini roasted peanuts in the lobby of some theater. I want onr folks to feel that I am taking the right course to become a star. I prythee, au reservoir. I go hens! but to return. Avuunt!" And the boy walked out on his toes a la Booth. [To ht fv»iiinu*Aj Everything on a Small Scale. The third peculiarity, the small scale of everything, is one that runs through all things Japanese. The men arc small, the women are small, the ba bies are the tiniest things I ever saw. Their homes are apparently children's play-houses, seldom over one story high, and one is constantly knocking one's head in passing through a door. Their tableware looks as though made for dolls; the tea-cups are not over an Inch high and the tea-put holds about two onlinary American cups. It is almost needless to add that they have narrow-gauge railways, small locomo tives and cars and also small tire-en gines. In lactone may say that every thing is small, except the kites and prices they charge foreigners. The former are sometimes huge affairs and the latter prove that the Japanese have a luxuriating imagination. I know of a case where a Japanese de manded S6OO for an article he after ward sold for just 20 cents. At a flower show one is never expected to offer more than a third or fourth of the first price. The dealers in curios are another amusing lob They are generally glad to get one half to one fourth of the original price, and some times even then they get more than the art'cl* it worth —Tokio Letter. HOW DO YOU DO when you buy shoes or clothing? Don't you go to the place (if you can find it) where they tell you that you may wear the articles out, and then, if you're not satisfied, they'll refund the monoy? Why not do the same when you buy medicine? Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Dis covery is sold on that plan. It's the only blood - purifier so certain and effective that it can be guar anteed to benefit or cure, in every case, or you have your money back. It's not like the ordinary spring medicines or sarsaparillas. All the year round, it cleanses, builds up, and invigorates the system. If you're bilious, run-down, or dys peptic, or have any blood-taint, nothing can equal it as a remedy. The worst cases of Chronic Catarrh in the Head, yield to Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy. So certain is it that its mak ers offer SSOO reward for an incurable case. FRANCIS HENRY. Attorney-at-Law AND PKOPKIETOU OK THURSTON COUNTY ABSTRACT. Olympic Block, Cor. Fourth and Main, MY Abstract, and an experience of more than twenty years in searching the records o' Thurston county in regard to title enable* mo to give prompt attention in regard to name. 1 have a complete and the only abstract of the Records of the Probate Court of said county, pre pared during the eight yeara that 1 waa Judge of said Court. 1 have the only abstract that waa ever at tempted to be made of sales of property for taxes iu said county. I negotiate loans for those wishing to borrow or lend on real estate security. (In the matter of loans. I represent only auch local capiUiists as are my clients.) I have for many years represented, and at this time represent, as agent of residents and non-res dents, a large holdiug of real estate iu the city of Olympia, and In Thurston county, for the sale of which negotiations can be made through me. 1 also have upon sale, for fixed prices, a large amount of real estate, both city and country, which 1 am ready to show up on call. 1 am ready and equipped by the labor and ex perience of more than twenty yeara for the trans actlou of a general real estate bnsinrss, in which line 1 respectfully offer my services to those who desire, either to purchase or sell, to borrow or loan. To those who think of investing. I have no hesitation in saying that money put Into real estate Iu Olympia and Thurston county at this time would be a good Investment. To those who wish to sell, I have to say that my connections in this line of business will en able me to find purchasers for their property among the many atrangera constantly coming and going through the country in search of chances lor Investment, who would otherwise know nothing of the opportunity. I have a large amouut of city property, both improved and unimproved for sale. Also, some very desirable farms. Olympia, June I.IHAO. to the laughter provoking report of the adventures PECK'S Ifffi BAD BOY in another column. Now appearing regularly in this paper. Don't miss a number. IN the Superior Court of the State of WanhiiiKtou for Thurston county. STATI OF WASH T NGTON, / County of Thurstou, i T. P. Lukcus, 1 Plaintiff. I No 10M F. W. Thoreton, f Summon-. Defendant, J The State of Washington to the paid F. W. Thorn ton, Defendant: You are hereby summoned and required to ap pear within twenty day* after the service oflhp* summons, exclusive of the day of service, answer the complaint and serve a copy of your answer on the person whose name Is subscribed to this sum mons, at the place spec!tied following his said name, and defend the above entitled action in the Court aforesaid; and in case of your failure so to do, judgment will be reudered'against you. ac cording to the demand of the complaint, which will be filed with the Clerk of said Court. September 22, 18U3. N. S. PORTER. Plaiutitf's Attorney. P. O. address, Olympia, Thurston county, Wash ington. Date of first publication, Sept. 22, 18911. fj^JSOOTH I NGI [yJpOWDERsI RELIEVE FEVERISH HEAT PREVENT FITS, CONVULSIONS Ac PRESERVE A HEALTHY STATE OF TnE CON STITUTION DURING PERIOD OF TEETHING. Sec that the words "JOHN STEED MAN, Chem bt, Walworth. Surrey," are engraved on the Government Stamp affixed to each puckrt. 4GF*Sold by all Leading Druggl.ta. THE BIVOUAC MONTKdANO, WASH Jas. A. Kelly, Pri. The beet ol wines, liquors and cigurs con stantly on baud. [ THE __ i JOB ROOMS j II Prinling by hand, Printing of placards, Printing by steam, Printing of bills, Printing from typo, Printing of cart-notes Or from blocks by tbo ream For stores or for mills. x i Printing in black. Printing of labels, Printing in white, All colors or use, sirs: Printing in colors, Especially fit for Sombre and bright. Thrifty producers. I Printing for merchants, Printing of forms, And land agents, too; All sorts you can get, Printing lor any Legal, commercial, Who've printing to do. Or houses to let. ' Printing for bankers, Printing for drapers. Clerks, auctioneers; For grocers, for all 1 rioting for druggists, Who want printing done, * or dealers in wares. And who'll come or say ca'l. • Printing of pamphlets, Printing done quickly, And bigger books, to; Bold, stylish and neat, In fact there are few things At the office of the STANDARD, But what we can do. On Washington street. CALL ON US ONCE, VOU'LL CALL AGAIN Corner Washington and Second Sts. THE FAIR. Is'ot the Chicago Fair, but the Olytnpia Fair. TDe cieapest Place Westief Chicago to Bog Coons. "THE FAIR," Union Block, East Fourth Street. Since the removal to the new quarters the stock has been enlarged and new lines added. The special feature, however, is the low prices at which goods are sold. This is at about one-half of the former price, in some instances less than one-half. In the present location I have no rent to pn. as I occupy my own building and expenses are reduced to the lowest possible level. The advantage thus gained I give to my cus tomers. Ido not add on to the price of anything to make even num bers, but use one cent pieces freely to make exact change. All 1 ask is one trial, ami if you are not pleased with the result and astonished at the low prices I will not ask you to call again. Don't for get the place, T. C. YAN EPPB. Nos. x 613,*615 anil Gl7| Union Block. WORLD'S FAIR SOlilEplß - OF rruK ALUMINUM. These souvenirs show on the obverse the Landing Scene of Columbus In 1492, auii on the reverse n BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF THK World's Columbian Exposition Buildings. They are beautiful in design and finish, and are a most appropriate souvenir of the GREATEST EXPOSITION! TiIE "World Ever Saw. They will not tarnish in handling, by ace or the strongest aeids. They are as light as wood, strong as steel and a little larger than the U. S. silver dollar. The engraving is perfect, hav ing been done by the best artists in the country. The landing scene is historical while the view of the buildings shows every one on the grounds. As a keepsake it is invaluable. Price bv mail. 25 cents each; f» for sl. AGENTS WANTED. Address INtiHAM A CO., 70ft Chamber of Commerce. Chicago. Illinois. TOYFUL News for Boys and Girls! I Young J and Old!! A NEW INVENTION iuat patented for Home use! BROWN'S FOOT POWER LATHES, Cir cular. Scroll and Fret Saw ing, Turning, Bor ing, Drilling, Grinding, Polishing and Screw Cutting. For Carpenters. Cabinet Makers. Carriage Makers. Black, White, Silver, Cop per and Goldsmiths; Architects. Amateurs, Gentlemen, Clergymen, Teachers, Jewelers, Dentists, FARMERS and EVERYBODY ELSE. Users have Written i " Had tt S years, would not take $ too. Gave $45." " Cost me SCO. I have refused $ 100. Had it 12 years." " It is wosth twice its cost." " 1 could not do without it." " I have seen many. This is the best. Beats th*™ alL M "lam earning my living with it." Price $5 to SSO. Bend 6 cents for 100 pages tf Lathe Instruction and Description. EPHRAIM BROWN, Lowell, Ifisfc Acme Drug Store, MARK &C ROSS PROPRIETORS Corner Washington and Sixth Streets, next doot to the Poatofflce. DRUGS AND CHEMICALS Medicines, Toilet Articles, Drug gists' Sundries, Perfumery, Fine Soaps, Sponges, Stationery, Do mestic and Imported Cigars, Wines and Liquors for Medicinal Use, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Brushes, Etc. All goods genuine and of the beat quality. Pre scriptions accurately compounded, and mail order* attended to with care and dispatch. OLYMPIA. - - WASHINGTON Summons. IN the Superior Court of the State of Washing ton for Thurston County. STATS OF WASHINGTON, I H I Coun;y of Thurston, S John M. Patton, 1 Plaintiff. | VS. Joseph L. Brown, PociA | Brown, Mary A. Henry, Summons. I. Lang, E. Lang, M. Lang. L. Lang, and es tate of James HIV*. Dvleit.i r.ts The State of Washington to the said Mary A. Henry, I. Laug, K. Lang. M. Lang and L. Lang, Defendants: You are hereby summoned and required to ap pear within twenty days after the service of this summons, tow it: within twenty day* after Sep tember 30. 18U3. answer the compfaint of the l'laimiff. now or. file with the Clerk of said Court and defend the above entitled action iu the Court aforesaid, and In case of your failure so to do, Judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of said complaint. Dated this nth day of August. Ift93. H. R. FRANKLIN, Attorney for Plaintiff. First publication August 11, 1893. Scientific American OISION PATIMTS. * COPVMOHTS, etc. Hmabook wilt# to MUNN * CO- 361 BKOADWAT. NRW YOHK. Oldest burets for securing petents In America. Kytry Patent taken out by us Is brought before the public by A notice given free of charge in the Jtieutific Jtramratt Largest d resist lon of any sdentlfls neper la the year: »Uosix months. Address HCHNk CO. rUUUBDu, 381 Broadway, Bew Yak City. AGENTS WANTED n Salary aid ftmmissioi FOR THE ONLY AUTHORIZED BUt or Jas. 6. Blaine By GAIL HAMILTON, his literary executor, with the ro-opvratlou of his family, awl for Mr. lllnine'scomplete works, "TWENTY YEARS «»P CONGRESS." ami his later book. " PO- LITH'AL UISCT'SSIONN." One prospectus for these 3 BEST SELLING txxika in the market. A. K. P. Jordon, of Maine, took 112 or ders from first 110 calls: agent's profit, $190.30. Mrs. Ilallard, of Ohio, took 15 orders. 1:1 seal Kus sia, in one day; profit, $46 43. E. N. Rice, of Massachusetts, took 27 orders in two davs: profit, 847.43. J. Partridge, of Maine, took 4:: orders from 86 calls; profit, 898,43. EXCLU SIVE TERRITORY given. If you wish to make I.ARUE MONEY, write immediately for terms to THE HENRI BILL PUBLISHING CO., Norwich, Conn. I N the Superior Court of the State of Washing- I ton for Thurston county. STATK OK WASHINGTON, ) County of Thurston. j * B, Arthur W. Jcnc*, "I TS. I ' Uin, " r ' [ No. 1020. Erasmus Dennett. 1 Summons. Defendant J The state of Washington to the said Erasmus Dennett, Defendant: \ ou are hereby summoned and required to ap pear within twenty daya after the service of this aummoiiM, exclusive of the day of service, an swer the eompiaiut and nerve a copy of your answer on the person whose name is subscribed to this summons, at the place specified lollowiug his said name, and defend the above entitled ac tion in the Court aforesaid; and in case of your failure so to do. judgment will b» rendered against you, to the demaud oil the complaint, which will be tiled with the Clerk of said Court. September 13, lstitf. N. 8. POUTER, liaintiiTs Attorney. I.ti. address, Olyiupia, Thurston county Washington. Date of first publication, Sept. 15, lKttl. IN the Superior Court of the State of Wash ington for Thuratou county. STATE OF WASHINGTON, / County of Thurston, \ sa> Arthur W. Junes, Plaintiff, Vg. J| t|> j,),] K. Dennett am! Son and Summons Clara K. Dennett. Defendants. The State of Washington to the said K. Dennett and MMI aud Clara K Dennett, Defendants You are hereby summoned and required to appear within twenty days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the da\ of service, answer the complaint aud serve a copy of your answer on the person whose name is subscribed to this summons, at the place specifled follow ing his said name, aud defend the above en- A titled uctiott In the Court aforesal 1 and in ettfo « 1 of your failure so to do. Judgment will bo ren- 1 dared against you, according t«» the demand of the complaint, which will be tiled with the Clerk of said Court. September 15. lays. N. 8. POUTER. Plai tit ilTs Attorney. P. O. address, Olytnpia, Thurstou couuty, Washington. Date of lirst publication, Sept. 13,1593.