Newspaper Page Text
WHAT LOVt ONCE DID.
'* Thl« Man r r ..m in. I ,i.itli£lit* t. * • lhioi|r||n|nuT\ >liHiit». Wmnkari f.» -..mi nb nnw fhree-«iuurt< rs f ~.. :11ur\ ami who bus :n f. , ■ . ' i nearly thirty y, ir-, lb- . !. John Smith an, 11. - 1.. .i.n„ . . jntlw m °uniaitis i„,t f, tr f r .. m i.rvin/. M.iw aavs tlv* Fraud.,n bum r lie was an a. ' r ai. i O.f *.\a c ar actress. They wrr«-« ngag. «p..trr- «*d and separate d. 'I ho h. r - tend he eanie unbalanced. and whii.- vet in tin prime of !if t - h,. abandoned !.i" pr-» fession and sought the s.-mi-*"iitud* which has now gr- wn to be a habit with him. It may be remarked that no • n» knows his real name That of John Smith is an alias, and he frankly ac knowledges that he Lis take I e\.-r\ precaution to eon.-, al his identity. lb visits Dobinly. but during tile paM few years many people have been to set him Ileis a s.irt of b < :tl fad and tin. f• • *Us t iletvabt »iit > alutos* love bun. I lie old man's hair and beard are whit# as 511.. W. He delights o, ehat with visitors, and on pleasant Sundays of summer and autumn the ground? around his little e»»ttage are eo\ercd with scores of teams and hundreds ol i isitors. lor the time bei - the grounds arf •nnvcrtcd into a pi« ie grove, and the old man shares the hospitality of hi« visitors, tells them quaint st«»ri«*s. and in return they give him the remnant* of tIK-ir feasts and ! tie gratuities, and purchase the phot .graphs of himself and hi» ••at;,. in the winter the oM man isagenuine hermit, so far as human beings are con cerned, but in and ar »und his cabin he has no less than a d «/eii eats, to say nothing of the w i d eats that every lit tle while are killed «»n the surrounding hills, and ho is as pr .u«| «»f -*. l i»r» I*i>k" and "l.ai.y Ann*' as ever a fond mother was «.f her lirst-l»<»rn t wins. The house w hieh he oecupies was for merly a wooth-hopper's shanty, and it is little better now. The hoards inside tho living room arc covered with playbill® and pictorial printing. RAISES RATS FOR A LIVING. A ;iUn,a, City Man Who Furnishes Bo , dents for •• Sporting '* Purposes. Eat cult' ire is something of which one-tenth of the world knows little and the other nine-tenths knows nothing. let right in the center of Kansas City there flourishes a "rat farm.'' Down in a dingy basement of a house on Twelfth street there is a w«x»den lmx about twelve feet square and four feet deep, lined with zinc. 'She floor of this box is covered with straw. Loaves of Jjread with the edges nibbled off and with holes in the crust litter the straw, to gether with a pan of water and pieces of cheese certainly old enough to be ranked prime. There are rats in this" box, plenty of them. The rodents had nestled all close together when the outer portal to their domain was noisily unbolted the other night and ths proprietor of the "rat farm" cautiously descended the steep stairway to the cel lar, conducting a Times reporter and several friends. These visitors, too, were cautious, very, for a misstep would have sent a man headlong into the zinc lined box to meet in close quarters two hundred rats of various dispositions, sizes and color. A light was struck and in an instant the floor of straw was un dulating in a manner to make the poet ical "angry sea" ashamed of itself. The horde of rodents, in their hurry to get the farthest they could from the light, crowded over each other and squealed and squirmed themselves out from under their covering to a bare corner. Here was a pyramid of nearly two hun dred wriggling rats that gave one ths cold chills to look upon. There were rodents of all classes, distinctions and descriptions. Gray rats, black rats, dun rats, yellow rats, young rats and old rats, fat rats and rats with trans parent hides. The pied piper nessr saw a better collection. ' ' -• It is not hard to maintain a rat farm, so the keeper said. First a few of the despised animals are procured and put In the pit. They attract others, who crawl up the rough sides of the outside walls of the pit and slide down to call on their friends. They can't get ou*. Then they multiply quickly. ... . IT SPOILS THE WOMEN. That Is Why the Bachelor Won't Qlva Up His Beat on the Cars. "Why don't I get up and give my seat in a car to a woman whom I happen to see standing after I am seated?" said a broker the other day whose reputation for good breeding, according to the New York llerald, is beyond reproach. "Well, IH tell you frankly that it is due to the women. They become more ill-bred and bolder every year. They demand a courtesy as a right They never think of looking at a car as it ap proaches to see whether it is full or not or as to whether it would be better to wait for the next They just board the first to come along and look at the men deprecatingly if they do not rise at once. "Personally I have often waited for four cars to find a seat. Then I hang on to it, except in the case of a woman with babies or an elderly lady. lam a bachelor and propose to remain so un til a woman thanks me for giving her my seat in either an elevated train or a horse car. To such a one I think I'd propose marriage at once- But then I'm going to be careful to whom I give up my seat Pretty soon we men will have to surrender our seats in the the* ater to the woman who buys an en trance ticket. "And why not? Your seat in the theater costs perhaps one dollar and fifty cents and your seat in the car costs only five cents. Still the principle is the same, and no woman with a proper sense of delicacy ought to accept any thing from a stranger which costs money. "What would a woman think at the postage stamp window in the post of fice if a man ahead of her in the line turned around and said: 'Pardon me, madam, won't you take my stamp?* Yet a stamp is only two cents." I ANCIENTS LOVED OPALS. A Roman Senator Preferred Exile to Fart ing with Hl* Brilliant Opal. -,>g ' There are three varieties of this fa mous gem. Ranking first comes the oriental; as second in value, the fire; and, lastly, the common opaL The af fection for this precious treasure, as ex pressed by the ancients, can hardly be believed, says Harper's Bazar. Non nius, a Roman senator, absolutely pre ferred exile to parting with a brilliant opal of the size of a filbert, which was earnestly coveted by Marc Antony. An opal ranking as third among the finest in the world is described as having three longitudinal bands of the harle quin kind, from the uppermost of which rose perpendicularly the most re splendent flames. It measured nine inches by six. ■ In the last century a very round and brilliant opal was the property of the amateur Fleury. Another, said to be fascinatingly vivid, was owned by a noted French financier. These two were regarded as marvels of beauty among gems. On account of the thou sand fissures of the stone, engraving is always difficult, and often impossible. A head of Sappho engraved upon a "presumable opal," an antique, has been highly valued and carefully studied by experts in gem lore. It is cata logued, so we read, among the treasures of a princely home. llllls Worn Down by Wind. < Attention has lately been directed by scientific writers to the fact that the shapes of permanent hills are altered, sometimes to a considerable extent, by the blowing of the wind against them, this being especially true in those cases where the hills are partly composed of some form of rock that readily disinte grates under the influence of the weather; that Ls, the crumbling rock U blown away, leaving the more solid ■ - \i V. Y.n.t ami often in curiou* lorm*. It i> w. kii"\vn that tin- famous . r-•. • r tin* southwesterly wind, .at 1 -w > a> r »ss the M»«lit• rraiu-an s« a fr* \friea. has heen largely intlu ntiai ::\ shapii :g and molding hills and . a <•;. s. 1: :> asserted. too. that ati »x --it-rjsive 1-ay "ii tie* cast , ..ast •-f the a!i«! "t Malta "Wis it* origin and ex l«-nt to the agent y of the siroo-o. which blows «::r«i'ly into it. The rapid •har.gvs from • .u:npnc«s to dryness, : ara« t« ri-t> "f the sir«»ee«». and the v tali/.it ii "f tie "alt it deposits tin r-•> ar- r-- lamed among the H wers of destru< ti •:» possessed by this * .ml. 11 THE PROPHET- FIGS.'* - The luHcribing of \rli«*)r4 with Moh&flft iiit-il'* Nmiif I nliiliitoL It use«l t » he jestingly said that tho name of Mohammed was invoked for ill purposes, evendown t«> the itinerant fruit-->«*.h r, whose erv was: "In tho name t f the prophet ligs," says a v. rit« rin Li i-mre JL-ur. Hut it appears to he the practice f -r cntcrprb ing and pushing llrit c ii in;tnufa« tur. rs to havo reeourse to the same alliance of piety with profit. Uritish t-xporters to Mo* ron-o. it srem\ have l»et n accustomed to pia<o Arabic inscriptions on their wans, mi eh Us calicoes, candle A matches, etc. According to the consul at Mngador, the sultan has lately issued the follow ing warning through the customs ad ministration: "Having learned that certain goods, including calicoes, matches, etc., have heen imported, bearing in Arabic characters the names of Mohammed, of Hassan, of Ali and others held sacred by Moslimcn, and I rearing other writing not suitable to In? on such articles, I order you to give notice to the merchants to advise their correspondents in other countries to discontinue the sending of goods so marked. A reasonable time will be al lowed for this notice to reach them. Any such g.iods imported after due no tice lias been given will l>e seized by the government and treated as contra band. Should the importer a Mo» lim, ho will l>e punished iu addition ta the forfeiture." It is evident, the consul adds, that the practice of inscribing goods des tined for Mohammedan countries with the name of the prophet, and other holy names and sacred allusions, doubts less intended by the manufacturer to be flattering and pleasing to his Moham medan customer, may have quite the contrary effect upon the orthodox, should be avoided accordingly, y ANTIQUITY OF FOOTBALL. it Was Phiye,l by the Creeks and lloman Centuries Ago. 1 n ar* aver to a query whether football | is a modern game the Haiti more Ameri- I ;-an s:-.ys: Xo: it was a sport which highly de ligl.u-d both tlie Humans and the | Greek-. It was known by the former j as hat pastum, and by the latter as es : piskuros. There is a reference in Fitz I Stephen wliieh is supposed to indicate that the amusement was popular in , England during the reign of Henry 11., j about 11(50. This mention has a doubt ; ful meaning, and may refer only to ten ; nis. It is certain, however, that it was familiar to the subjects of Edward 111., for lie in 13-11 felt compelled to issue an : -diet prohibiting it. not because of its undesirability, but because it impeded the progress of archery. For a similar reason James 11. of Scotland also put the ban on the game. Sir Thomas El yot, writing in the time of Henry VIII., denounced the game as being "noth ynge but beastly fury and extreme violence whereof proceedeth hurte, and sonsequently rancor and malice do re main with them that be wounded, wherefore it is to be put in perpetua' sylenee." James I. also shared this be • ief in the brutality of the sport, anc wrote in his Basilicon l)oron: "Fron .his court I debar all rough and viclen'' ixereises as the football, meeterfor lam ng than making able the users there if." Barclay in his Fifth Eclogue, datec j 1508, had these lines: ' The aturdie plowman, lustie, strong ami-bold Ovcrcomelh the winter with driving the foot ball, Forgetting labour and many a grievous fall-' The poet Waller scores it thus: •As when a sort of lusty shepherds try Their force atfootball; care of victory Makes them salute so rudely, breast to breast That their encounter seems too rough fot Jest" . . JOHNNY WAS NO FARMER. the ProfMaor of Uumpa Made the Big. sect Mistake of Ills Life. Johnny is a bright lad of twelve win ders and summers, and if he keeps on at ;he rate he is now traveling he is dea .ined to become a great man, says the 3t Louis Republic. His mother gave lim a quarter the other day, but instead >f investing in marbles or balls he de termined to consult a phrenologist ir >rder, as he said, "to find out what he was good for." ne visited a neighbor ng expert in bumps and deposited hie juarter, with the remark: "Mister, please tell me all you know bout me. See?" The phrenologist placed Johnny in r :hair, and, beginning in a very imprea live voice, said: "Young man, your forte in life lies Jj ihe direction of the country. Yo* .himid be a farmer." There was a moment of silence whilf .he expert felt his way through Johnny'i oristling hair. Finally the phrenologist jegan again: --- "Ah, young man, here is another anr nore decided bump. This protuberanci lenotes want of energy. You shoulc ixert yourself to run about, play witt >ther boys, take more exercise, and"— "Hully gee!" shouted Johnny, wrig fling out of the professor's grasp 'Keep off'n that lump. I got it turnin jomersets yesterday and 'tain't gon< lownyet See?" A Novel FUh Net. * Sullivan county, where wild land maj 5e bought at less than five dollars at tcre and where many trout streams ar< anpreserved, has an extraordinary itory of a Brooklyn sportsman who fount himself at the edge of a trout hole lit arally swarming with fish when he wai unprovided with tackle. He gave ade ■pairing glance at the fish and wai about to pass on when a most unsports manlike idea came into his head, ant the next moment he yielded to th. temptation. The stream was narrov and the sportsman wqs broad, so tak ing off his trousers he tied the legs intt sacks, and going to the narrowest par of the trout hole down stream h. weighed down the waistband witl ■tones and propped wide the natura •□trance to the trousers with stou ■ticks. Then wailing into the strean above the fish, he had the satisfactior of driving the whole shoal into th« gaping mouth of his netted garments Approaching cautiously he snatche< the trousers from the water and lair their writhing limbs upon the bank II is conduct was most unsportsmanlike but those who ate the trout overlooke< this little matter of technique. —j Napoleon*. ChaUe. One of the attractions at an industrial exhibition recently held in Metz wai the chaise in which Napoleon travelet from Paris to Moscow in 1812. It wai bequeathed to Baron de Hunolstein who sold it to a man in Metz upon th« condition that it should never be eon sidered as an article of commerce. Th« purchaser, in fact, bound himself ir writing to destroy the vehicle if h» should not wish to preserve it. It at tracted great attention at Metz and iti owner received several very advanta geous offers from persons who wished to possess it. One of these he was on the point of accepting when the heirs of ltaron Hunolstein interfered and in sisted that the contract must be lived up to. The owner was so angered at losing a chance to make a nice sum oi money that he threatened to fulfill the contract, not by preserving the historic chaise, but by chopping it into kindling Wood. ,- - - —— A DEADLY SNAKE. Ik* rxtromd) Wnoutoii* Niitur* of • ;• €"ol»ra*s Ititr. > A viviil notion of the intensity of a 6*' lira's venom is jrivon by the espe ri.-ncv of Dr. Francis T. liuckland, says the Washington I'ost. lie put a rat into a race with a snake of that species, ami it was kilh ii after a plucky lifrht. Fpon examining' the skin of tiic dead rat im on diatcly afterward, lie found two very minute punctures, like small needle holes, where tin- fatifrs of the cobra had •ntered. The liesli seemed already to have actually mortified in the neighbor hood of the wound. Anxious to find out if the skin was affected, I>r. Buck land serajH-d away the liair from it with his fintrer nail. Then lie threw the rat away and started homeward. He had not walked one hundred yards before, all of a sudden, he felt as if somebody had eome behind him and struck him a levcre blow on the bead and neck. At the same time he experienced a most acute pain and sense of oppression about the chest. He knew instantly that lie was poisoned, and so lost no time in seeking an apothecary shop, where lie was dosed with brandy and ammonia, lie came very near dvinjf. Lndoiibtedly a small quantity of venom had made its way into his system through a little cut beneath his nail, where it bad been separated slightly from the llesh in the process of cleaning the nail with a penknife a little time | before. KINGLY OCCUPATIONS. f Although Thoy Govern Monarch® Ma Have Some invention. Kings are supposed to govern; but. like other men, some of them have beet passionately fond of some more com monplace employment, lie re arc a few of the most curious: Hriantes, king of Lydia, was quite an adept at filing needles, whilst -tropus, one of the kings of Macedonia spent tho greater part of his time iu making vari ous kinds of lanterns. Tooouio nearer home, says London Tid-ltits. ('.oorgo-I 11. pave but little time and attention to the seieiice <»f govern ing. but spent every moment be route snatch in turninp. lie bad fitted up, for liis own use, in the pardons of hit palace at Kew, a workshop, from whence he was often bronplit aftet keepinp a cabinet council waiting foi hours, l'oor Louis XIV., of France, spent most of his time in making locks. One trade, that of watch ami clock making, has had two royal followers. Leopold 11. and Charles V. were both very fond of making ami mending the timekeepers of their day. llut the strangest of all occupations for a king was that of llareatius, king of l'artliia, who spent his time in catching moles lie was considered the most expert took catcher in his kingdom. RICH AMERICAN BONDHOLDERS. The Names of These Favorites of Fortuss Kept Secret by the Treasury. The millionaire is commonly repre sented as engaged in clipping coupons from bonds. This is an egregious error, says the Washington Star. Ilich men, as a rule, do not hold coupon bonds. The reason is quite obvious. Sucli bonds are not safe property. They are always payable to bearer.like treas ury notes. If lost the government will not replace them. Accordingly, for the sake of security, people are con stantlv exchanging them for regis tered bonds. Thus the sum total of coupon bonus outstanding, which is now about 870,000,000, is all the time diminishing. They are mostly in the hands of small holders. With the reg istered bonds it is quite differcnL They are rich men's property par ex cellence. At present about $-->00,000,000 worth of them are held by private in dividuals. Of this great sum $87,000,- 000, or not far from one-half, are owned by 1,000 persons, whose holdings average SSO,OOO. The names of these fortunate individuals are kept secret by the treasury. Some of the fortune.*: possessed in this shape are enormous. Some of the greatest belong to the Vanderbilta. Old William 11. Vauderbilt had $45,000,- 000 in registered bonds at one time. THE COST OF WAR. THB republic of ltrazil spent last year on the army 38,900,000 mllreH; on the navy, 15,000,000. A milreis is about 55 cents. LITTLE Switzerland has an enormous army in proportion to population. The population is 2,900,000; the standing army, 126,000. OVER 1,000,000 French women wera made widows and 3,000,000 French children were made fatherless by Na poleon's campaigns. THE cost of an Armstrong steel gun is estimated at SSOO for each ton of weight; of a Krupp gun, $900; of a Whitworth gun, $925. AT the battle on the Thrasymene, where Hannibal defeated the Romans, there were 65,000 men engaged, of whom 17,000 were killed. THE number of men withdrawn from industry to take part in the civil war on the union side was 2,772,408; tha confederates enlisted over 600,000. IViTn the exception of Belgium, whose debt has been incurred for in ternal improvements, every European national debt is in great part a war debt. MARTS OF THE WORLD. ATTORNEY GENERAL OLNEY has fur nished an opinion to Secretary Car lisle that clearing-house certificates are not liable to taxation. AN order has been received by the Richmond (Va.) Locomotive and Ma chine works to build twenty new loco motives and rebuild ten old ones for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe rail road. DISPATCHES from Cincinnati report the organization of a $2,000,000 com pany to develop 25,000 acres of coal land in West Virginia, and of a $1,000,- 000 company to develop the marl de posits in eastern Virginia. DI'HINO the year ending June 30, 1893, there were 666,300 tons of coal mined in Arkansas. There were 2*3 mines in operation, employing 1,752 men. This does not include some small open workings, where coal is taken out for local use. THE coinage of the United States mints in November reached the ex ceptionally large valueof $11.031, 440.35, of which $10,789,800 was gold coin. The minor coinage, 5,282,000 pieces, of which 4,120,000 were one-cent pirces, was demanded for the Christmas trade. Edict* Again.! com. It 1B said that when coal was first used in England the prejudice against it was so strong that the house of com mons petitioned the king to prohibit the further use of the "infernal and noxious fuel." A royal proclamation having failed to abate the nuisance, a commission was appointed to ascer tain who burned "coles" within the limits of the city of London; to punish by branding for the first offense and by demolition of the furnaces for the second. Finally, when minor pnnish ments had no effect, a law was passed making coal burning a capital offense. In the records of the Old Tower there is an account of a man who was hanged there for no other crime than that of using coal for fuel contrary to royal edict; this in the time of Edward L The llc.plsed Jlmpson If "jirapson weed" were not a weed, but a costly exotic, how it would be t rcasured for lawns and greenhouses! The weed, or stramonium, to give it the botanical name, when in flower, its fragrant, lily-like blossoms are the whiter against the vigorous-looking leaves of dark green. A rare variety has a flower -jf pale purple. The pop ular name of the plant is said to be de rived from "Jamestown weed," and the tradition is that after the destruc tion of Jamestown the English found its ruius filled with thickets of this stramonium. Should be Looked Into. THOROUGH INVESTIGATION REQUESTED. A BOLD ASSERTIOy. Evrr Fince Prof. Koch startled the world by promising to cure consumption with the Koch lymph and his complete failure to do so. the people have been looking for some discovery which would prove an absolute, certain cure for that dread disease. Over a quarter of a century ago L)r. K V. Pierce, chief consulting physician to the Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Institute, put in a claim for a medicine, which he had discovered and used, in his extensive practice, that would cu re ninety -eight per cent of all cases of consumption when taken in all its early stages. Time has proved that his assertion was based on facts gained from experience. His "Golden Medical Discovery "hascured many thousand people in all parts of the world, and Dr. Pierce invites all interested to send to him for a free book which gives the names, addresses and photographs of many prominent people who have willingly testified to the marvelous curative proper ties of his "Golden Medical Discovery." He has also written a Hook of 160 pages on "Diseases of the Respiratory < hgans, "which treats of all Throat, bronchial and Lung diseases, also Asthm a and Catarrh, that will be mailed by the World's Dispensary Med ical Association of buffalo. N.Y.. on receipt of six cents in stamps, to pay postage. Consumption, as most everybody knows, is first manifested by feeble vitality, loss of strength, emaciation ; then local svmp toms soon develop, as cough, difficult breathing, or bleeding from lungs, when investigation proves that tubercular de posits have formed in the lungs. It is earnestly advised that the "Discovery " be taken early and the latter stages of the disease can thereby be easily avoided. To build up solid flesh and strength after the grip, pneumonia, ("lung fever "), ex hausting fevers, and other prostrating dis eases. it has no equal. It does not make fat like cod liver oil and its nasty com pounds, but. solid, wholesome flesh. STATE NEWS. Kalatua is threatened with a Popu ist paper. The Cowlitz County Commissioners are looking for a good location for a poor farm. It is proposed to consolidate Fair haven and New Whatcom under the name " Bellingham." In 1592 Tacoma'i expenses were $340,795.92; in 1593, $294,234.34, ami in 1894 only $187,742.79. Fire at Davenport destroyed the store building of Rosenquest it Plough ; loss, $3,400; insurance, $2,100. Among the subscriptions to the Se attle canal subsidy was one from the Sisters of Charity at Providence hos pital for $l5O. The Ilwaco Journal demands, in trumphet tones, the prosecution and driving from the river of the " death trap" whisky scows. A colony for settlement in Nicar agua is being formed at Davenport. Concessions have been obtained from the Nicaraguan government. The dry kiln of Berg & Phelps' ahingle mill, near Everson, was burned Sunday morning, also 000,000 shingles. The loss is ostimated at $1,200; no in surance. The fire is supposed to have originated from spontaneous combus tion. Next Monday the Masons will com mence a week's session at Spokane, which will consist of continuous meet ings of importance, in which the 32d degree will be conferred and also the order; of El Katif temple. Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. During last month there were 10 homesteod entries at the Spokane land office, covering 2,372.71 acres. There were 23 final homestead proofs, cover ing 3,070.71 acres. Three final timber culture proofs answer for 474.11 acres more. A desert land proof for 77.98 acres and a cash entry for 7.75 acres make up the list. The total receipts of the office during the month were $1,162.47. J. T. Person, the Endicott agent of the Pacific Coast Elevator Company, has been looking up the grain situa tion in Whitman county. He esti mates the acreage of fall grain at about 40 per cent; spring grain about the same, and volunteer 75. This is based ou a comparison with the large crop of two years ago. Endicott shipped last year about 50,000 bushels of wheat. About 20,000 more was consumed and fed at home, making a crop of about 70,000 bushels. Accord ing to Mr. Person's figures, the acre age tributary to town will reach 5,000. Of this it is expected 1.000 acres will be killed by squirrels, and, estimating the remainder at 15 bushels per acre, the yield will be 60,000 bushels. If the price at which it is sold reaches 35 cents, which it is now worth, the returns from the crop will be equal to or greater than last year. After an agitation of the matter ex tending over about a year, the City Council of Chehalis has finally de termined to lease the eleetric light plant for a year. Messrs. Daub & Bragg, of Castle Rock, are the lessees, and the coutract with them is to date from the first of the month. They will pay the city 15 per cent, of their gross receipts. The change dissatisfies many citizens, but the Council has found that as long as the plant is run as at present it cannot be made to pay expenses. One reason is that to in crease the revenues by extending the service would require the services of a salaried business manager, and another is that the fuel bill is twice as large as it ought to be every month, owing to the fact that there is a very inferior engine in use. For several months the receipts of the plant have been jnst about sufficient to pay running expenses, without leaving anything to pay interest on bonds or outstanding warrants. Llfhtlaf m Pipe In a Wind. Illustrated Bits. " Paddling up Sebec lake last sum mer in a birch bark canoe," said a New York sportsman, " the breeze blew so hard and constantly that, try as I might, I could not keep a match ablaze long enough to light my pipe. After a half dozen matches had flared out in tbe lighting of them, I made some forcible remarks apropos of my failure. "' Let me show you how to do it,' said my companion, an old Californian, who was handling the bow paddle. ' Hand me a bit of that newspaper sticking out of your pocket.' "He took the piece of paper and crumbled it up in a wad, which he re tained in the palm of his hand. Then striking a match he closed both hands about it to shield it front the wind, after the traditional manner of the railroad navvy in lighting his pipe. The flame instantly set the paper smoldering on the top without its breaking into a blaze. He passed the burning wad to me and it served as a pipe lighter equal to a live coal, the high breeze fanning instead of ex tinguishing it. It was the simple in vention of a practical mind, which served my turn theu and afterward, and I commend the device to sports men needing tinder for a pipe light or to start a camp-fire. More Thin He Csuld stand. Texas Sifting*. Justice—Why did you assault this man who did not give you the slight est provocation? Prisoner—l had plenty of provoca tion, may it please your honor. " What was it?" "He exasperated me by going around with a happy expression on his face, while I have to scratch gravel to get money to pay my house rent." An ornament> •• • • FOR THE - •• Table. m ! 1 Source nf Mil Information: An EDUCATOR OF THE FAMILY! PORTFOLIO OF THE WORLD'S PHOTOGRAPHS. Of the majestic and imposing in Nature; the beautiful and inspiring in art; the grandly scenic, eventfully historic and strikingly descrip tive; including impressive scenes, heroic events and famous achieve ments which mark human progress and distinguish the nations of the earth. It also contains photographs of The World's Kings, Queens, Statesmen, Heroes, Actors, and distinguished men and women in all the ranks of life. A full description is given of each object of interest, and a brief biographical sketch of the eminent people whose portraits embellish this choice volume. This book will be Riven free for three cash subscribers to the A • • STANDARD, or for §2.75 with a year's subscription. All new sub scribers, or present subscribers, who pay a year in advance will receive this magnificent volume retailing at $4. for To cents in addition to the price of the paper. A limited number of copies ready for delivery at the otlice of the STANDARD. Call and see it. IF YOU WANT TO BUY A GOOD FARM I:N Thurston Lewis COUNTIES. Call at, tlio Ileal Estate Office of WILLIAM RAGLESS, Corner of Sussex and Sherdan Sts., Tenino. June 20,1894. tf "THE FAIR." «**••*- A new lot of goods just received from Chicago. Come and see the new additions to our counters. Curtain Poles, with leather iix tures compete, only 35 cents. All of 25 cent novels will be sold for 10 cents each. 50 cent novels in the same proportion. "THE FAIR" Gl3-Gl7 Union Block. W. Chambers & Co. BEEF, LAMB, PORK, VEAL AND MUTTON Highest price paid for all kinds of fat stock. Fourth and Washington Streets, . Olympia, Wash. Telephone INo. 1)3. jau 13 tf 1 For Sale or Rent- Several web improved farms on good terms. Also for sale some of the finest fruit lands on the water front, near Olympia. Apply to ALEX. DRYSDALE. 120 FOOBTH STREET OLVMPIA. | ar.>C Most Famous People. A RETIRED BUSINESS WOMAN, A Page From Her History. The important experiences of others arc Interesting. The following Is no exception: •'I had been troubled with heart, disease yea is, much of that time very seriously. Foi five years 1 was treated by one physician con tinuously. 1 was in business, but obliged tc . retire on account of my health. A phy- | bician tol l mv friends that I could not live a month. My feet and limbs were badly swol len, and I was Indeed 111 a serious condition when a gentleman directed my attention te Dr. Miles' New Heart Cure, and said that liis sister, who had been nfllieted witli heart dis ease. had been cured by the remedy, and wai again a strong, healthy woman. 1 purchased a bottle of ttie Heart Cure, and in less than an hour after taking tlio first dose I could feel a decided Improvement in the circulation of my blood. When I had taken three doses I could move mv ankles, sometime' I had not douc for moot Its,and my limt>s had lieeti swol len so long that they seemed almost putritied. before I had taken one butt to of the New Heart Cure the swelling had all gone down, and 1 was so much Ik? tier that 1 did my own work. Dll my recommendation six others are tuklugUiis valuable remedy."—Mrs. Morgau, 5G9 \V. Harrison St., Chicago, 111. Dr. Miles* New Heart Cure, a discovery of an eminent specialist In heart disease, is sold by all druggists on a positive guarantee,or sent by the l>r. Miles Medical Co.,Klkhart. hid.,oll receipt of price. $1 per bottle, six l>ott!es for $5, express prepaid. It i,-. nosit :\ cly irce from all opiates or dangerous urugs. For sale l»v all drueirifds. Thus. F. Oakfs, Henry I'. Payee, Henry C. Rouse. Bremen B! PACIFIC R.R. uuns Pullman Sleeping Cars Elegant Dining Cars Tourist Sleeping Cars > ST. I'ACL ( MINNEAPOLIS \ DULUTH 1 FARGO To / OHAND FORKS A CROOKSTON J WINNIPEG I HELENA and I BUTTE THROUGH TICKETS TO CHICAGO, WASHINGTON. PHILADELPHIA NEW YORK, BOSTON, AND ALL POINTS EAST and SOUTH. TIME SCHEDULE. Seattle ami Olympia paßtscuger, arrive.lo "0 a. in Olympia ami Scuttle •• leave 430 p. m WAY FREIGHT —WEST. Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 35 u. ni WAY FREIGHT —BAST. Tuesday, Thursday ami Saturday 4 35 p. m For information, time cards, maps and ticket write or call on A. E. STAXFOttD, Agent, Olympia Wash Or A.D.CHARLTON, A*»i*tatu General Passenger Agent, No. 235 Morrison Street. Corner Third, Portland, Oregon. This New Star Study In Occult Astronomy Contains: t. A «v»,m for finding Ihe position, of the pl»n«W b OUT solar system any day during seventy-five year* of this century. This knowledge has for ages been beld in secrecy. # Note—This information in any other form, if it wera published, would cost from seventy-five to one hun dred dollars. а. This system also contains a chart which win giva* the positions and*ordcrly movements of the planets for all past present and future centuries, with one annual correction, which makes it the greatest astronomical device ever invented by man. $. The chart also gives the moon's relations to the earth and sun, and the regularity ot its phases, for all time, in like manner. 4. The study contains a book on the occult meaning of the positions and relation of the stars as they operate upon the earth, and influence human life. 5. The work contains the Zodiac, and explains its signs. б. The signs of the planets, the harmony and inhar* mony of their polarities is a feature of the study. 7. The effect of the planets upon human life, and the tendency to yield to their vibrations, is clearly stated. 8. The comparative force and energy of the aspects of the planets to the earth, is fully illustrated and ex plained. 9. The affinity existing between some magnets is Illustrated. 10. The pure teachings of ancient astronomers Illustrated and explained. ... 11. This study contains the basic principles upon which rests all ot the Occult Wisdom, of both the Orient and the Occident, and explains and teaches in language comprehensible by all the eternal truths of *The closing pages reveal some of the wonders of time and space, of distance and motion, of power and force, of greatness and grandeur, and presents a pic ture to the mind's eye, which shows the wonderful re lation and action of worlds, suns and systems, ill all their glory and majesty. This wonderful knowledge simplified and Drought within tha reach of all, for the small sum of •1.00, postpaid, upoo-receipt of prlcO PLANETARY PI BLISHINRHCO., No. 60 Web #U Ave., C Icago. Caveats, and Trade-Marks obtained, and all Pat ent business conducted for Moderate Fees. Our Office is Opposite U. S. Patent Office. and we ran ecrure patent in less time than those remote from \Vaj»bin£ton. Send model, drawing or photo., with descrip tion. We advise. If patentable or not, free of Charge. Our fee not due till patcut i* eecured. A Pamphlet. "How to Obtain Patents," with Damee of actual client* in your Stale, county, or town, tent free. Address, C.A.SNOW&CO. Oppctite Patent Office, Washington, D.C. prompt answer and an honest opinion, writ# to M HffN dk CO., who hare bad nearly fifty years' experience in the patent business. Communica tions strictly confidential. A Handbook of In ■ formation concerning Patents end bow to ob» | tain them sent free. Also a catalogue of mechan i toal and scientific books sent free. Patents takea through Munn ft Co. receive special notice in The Scientific American, and thus are brought widely before tbe public with out cost to tbe Inventor. This splendid paper, issued weekly, elegantly Illustrated, bas by far t ho i largest circulation of any scientific work in the , world. IS • year, baxnple copies sent free. Building Edition, monthly, 8.50 a year. Hinglo copies, 115 cents. Every number contains beau tiful plates. In colors, and photographs of new houses, with plans, enabling builders to show thm meat designs and secure contracts. Address MUNN ft OUnNBW YOKE. 3ttl BUOADWAV KWONG HOBG YIGK, LAUNDRY. Washing called|for andMelivered. Comer Fifth ind'Columbla tirett*, Olympia Weak. _ »-l THERE IS HONEY IS IT! WATER FRONT PROPERTY. Fifteen Hundred Feet or Less from the Capital City Property BILLINGS' ADDITION —-s I $,000,000 Capitol to be Erected Within 1540 Feet from This Addition, ! This well known addition overlooks the beau tiful Olympia business center, and when the Capitol building Is finished SBOO would not be a h'gh price for a lot in this addition, if our city should grow as we think it ought to. Get in On tie Growl Fleer Ftjpicii-A.siisra- nxrcrw. Seventy-five of these lots will be placed on the market for 30 days at 575 each; S5 cash, and $5 per month. The best savings bank is real estate, judiciously purchased. The best way for those who have no property is to buy it first and then pay for it. New York, Chicago and Philadel phia have faith in Olympia. Boston, Atlanta and New Orleans are buying property in Olympia. Outsiders Have Confidence in Olympia. WRITE OR CALL OUST Lacey Investment Co. OLYMPIA, WASH. | THE r T JOB ROOMS r I 1! Printing by hand, Printing of placard?, Printing by steam, Printing of b.lls, Printing from type. Printing ot cart-notes Or from blocks by the ream For stores or for mills. 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 for any Legal, commercial, Who've printing to do. Or houses to let. Printing for bankers, Printing for drapers. Clerks, auctioneers; For grocers, for all Printing for druggists, Who want printing done, For dealers in wares. And who'll come or snv call. * 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. Cornei* Washington and Second Sts. CALL ON IIS ONCE, rOO'LL CALL AGAIN FI-A.ITOS- Ghickering and Sons, Haines Bros.? Kimball Co., and Hale Pianos. pSiSnf will??''*'- ? a,,or Grands, Cabinet Grands and Uprights, in Rosewood, French Walnut, A.abogany, Antique Oak and Circassiou Walnut. A large assort ment of elegant styles from which to select, ranging in prices Irom $215 to »W0 piano to suit the purse of every buyer. For cash «>r on ments \\ rite for catalogues and prices, or take a pleasant trio to Tftcoira bv Iniat and make your own selection. I also have a large stock of VOCALION and KIMBALL ORGANS For churches, lodges and parlos. at low prices, on easy terms. 13. ©. JOHN©TOIN Wholsale and Retail Dealer. TACOMA, - - WASH. J ames Brewer WIIOT.ESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN Irescil Beef, Mutton, Veal, PORK. POULTRY, ETC. Telephon c No. 10. Olßcaanil Saleroom, »V 4 Cham lit r. Illoik, Fourth sirtrt Special Bates Given to Logging Camps.