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<II APTl'.ll XXVI.
"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
"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
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:
And he looked after the boy, who was
■lipping down an alley, and eaid: "The
condemn little whelp! Wait till I catch
"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
"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:
"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
"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
"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
I' RIIIIfiHIIfIMI s ™° 10 fi ß ErectedWilliiii sj
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.
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.
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
[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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Plaiutitf's Attorney.
P. O. address, Olympia, Thurston county, Wash
Date of first publication, Sept. 22, 18911.
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.
Jas. A. Kelly, Pri.
The beet ol wines, liquors and cigurs con
stantly on baud.
[ THE __
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.
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.
Corner Washington and Second Sts.
Is'ot the Chicago Fair, but the Olytnpia Fair.
TDe cieapest Place Westief Chicago to Bog Coons.
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,
Nos. x 613,*615 anil Gl7| Union Block.
- OF rruK
These souvenirs show on the obverse the
Landing Scene of Columbus
In 1492, auii on the reverse n
World's Columbian Exposition Buildings.
They are beautiful in design and finish, and
are a most appropriate souvenir of the
"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.
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!
cular. Scroll and Fret Saw ing, Turning, Bor
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Carriage Makers. Black, White, Silver, Cop
per and Goldsmiths; Architects. Amateurs,
Gentlemen, Clergymen, Teachers, Jewelers,
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,
Corner Washington and Sixth Streets, next doot
to the Poatofflce.
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.
IN the Superior Court of the State of Washing
ton for Thurston County.
Coun;y of Thurston, S
John M. Patton, 1
Plaintiff. |
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,
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.
Attorney for Plaintiff.
First publication August 11, 1893.
Scientific American
Hmabook wilt# to
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
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
Norwich, Conn.
I N the Superior Court of the State of Washing-
I ton for Thurston county.
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.
liaintiiTs Attorney.
I.ti. address, Olyiupia, Thurston county
Date of first publication, Sept. 15, lKttl.
IN the Superior Court of the State of Wash
ington for Thuratou county.
County of Thurston, \ sa>
Arthur W. Junes,
Vg. J| t|> j,),]
K. Dennett am! Son and Summons
Clara K. Dennett.
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.
Plai tit ilTs Attorney.
P. O. address, Olytnpia, Thurstou couuty,
Date of lirst publication, Sept. 13,1593.

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