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A poet whose songs were aa sweet as oonld be.
But were light as the foam of the restless
Was stopped one day, on his joyous way.
By an angel, who said: I would speak with
"Every true poet should aim to bring
Peace to some heart by the songs he may
But how cau he know what will comfort woe
Until ho has felt in his own heart its sting?
Thy life has been free from sorrow or care;
Hast thon the courage to suffer, and share
The grief and pain of others, to gain
The power to choer those who burdens bear?"
The poet made answer, I have no fear
Of pain if it bring me the power to cheer;
Lay a cross upon me, and, though heavy it.be,
, Close will I hold it as a treasure dear." .
The angel said gravely: "Thou hast chosen
And a cross will be laid upon thee tonight;
There is one to thee dear, and her loss, 1 fear.
Will be hard to endure" then vanished
from sight.
This was long ago; the poet, grief worn,
lias through the slow years his cross bravely
His songs are replete with sympathy sweet, '' '
And are dear to the hearts that loved ones
He firmly trusts in a heavenly morrow.
His verses their charm from suffering bor
row. -
On her grand roll Fame has written his name
It was whispered to her by the angel Sorrow.
' Charles V. Linncll in Good Housekeeping.
. . To Tell Pare Silk.
If yoa wish to purchase by sample and
to test the quality of silk take ten fibers
of the filling of any silk, and if on break
ing they show a feathery dry and lack
luster condition, and discolor the fingers
in handling, you may at once be sure of
the presence of dye ' and of artificial
' weighting.
Or take a small portion of the fibers
between the thumb and forefinger and
gently roll them over and over, and you
will soon detect the gam, mineral, soap,
etc, should their be any, or their ab
sence. Another simple but effective way to
test the purity of silk is to burn a small
quantity of the fibers. Pure silk will
instantly crisp, leaving only a pure char
coal. Heavily dyed silk will smoulder,
leaving a greasy yellow ash.
If you cannot break the ten strands,
and if they do not discolor the fingers at
the point of contract, you may be well
assured that you have pure silk, that is
honest in its make and durable in the
wear. Detroit Free Press.
The Prayer Shoold Have Been Answered.
A member of a certain Massachusetts
parish, prominent for his thrift and per
sonal consequence, was also notorious
for his overbearing assumptions and
pompous airs. Under the distress and
fright of a dangerous illness he "put up
notes" on several successive Sundays,
and after his recovery, according to us
age, he offered a note, to be read by the
minister, expressive of his thanks.
The minister was somewhat "large"
in this part of his prayer, recalling the
danger and the previous petitions of the
"squire," and returning his irrateful ac-
' knowledgments with the prayer that the
experience might be blessed to the spirit
ual welfare of the restored man. . He
closed with these words:
"And we pray, O Lord, that thy serv
ant may be cured of that ungodly strut,
so offensive in the sanctuary. " Atlantic
Monthly. - ' -- "
Pocketbooks In Letter Boxes.
From time to time pocketbooks are
s found in the pillar boxes. - Pickpockets
have taken this way of returning to their
owners whom-they have robbed the valu
able contents of pocketbooks, generally
papers, which are of no use to any one
but the owner. The thieves in this way
get nd'Of articles which might lead to
their conviction, and at the same time
assuage the losses of the pocketbooks
in some measure. They of course have
no time to do np a package, but drop
the articles into the most convenient
boxes. London Tit-Bits.
Railroad Ramblina.
"Can you tell me," he asked, as he en
tered an office on Broad street the other
day, "why the railroad should discrimi
sate bo heavily against dressed meat over
"Certainly, sir. Dressed meat is dead.
isn't itr .
"Of course."
. "Well, anything that can't kick is al
ways bulldozed by a railroad company.
Texas Sittings.
r .;' A Trea That Produce Milk.' ;
A growing wonder is the cow tree of
South America, which is credited with
yielding a lacteal fluid which, in color,
taste and nutritive property closely re
sembles the offerings of your milkman.
It forms large forests . in some districts
of Venezuela and is much prized for its
product. Philadelphia Times.
A process has been discovered for mak
ing flour of bananas. Chemical experi
ments show that this flour contains more
nutriment than rice, and that when
eaten with beans, corn or sago it forms a
very palatable and nourishing diet. '
' Blood travels from the heart through
the arteries ordinarily at the rate of
about twelve inches per ' second; its
speed through the capillaries is at the
rate of threa-one-hundredths of an inch
per second. ' ' v '. . ;
- Reports from the Bahamas state that
the cultivationf sisal hemp is proving
to be a great success, and the product
will soon amount to 60,000 tons annu
ally. The quality is said to be very
fine. ,
The Japanese lie upon matting with
tiff uncomfortable - wooden neckrest.
The Chinese use' low bedsteads," oftei
elaborately carved, and supporting onl
mats or coverlets.
: The largest animal known is the ror
qual, which is 100 feet in length; the
smallest is the twilight monad, which is
only the twelve-thousandth of an inch.
Pepper was known to the ancients. In
the Middle Ages it was one of the most
costly of spices, a pound of it being
royal present. ' :.
She Had Heard That All Beggars Were
Wealthy and She Followed a Woman
Who Flayed an Accordion, Expecting- to
Find a Princely Home What She Saw.
She sat all day in the dust and the
Kind on the street corner grinding
dreary tunes out of a dilapidated old ac
cordion that shrieked and groaned and
wheezed but was never in the least mu
VStae owns a block of houses," I said
to myself, "and has money in the bank.
I shall not drop a penny in that old tin
cup. - It is wrong to encourage mendi
cacy." I was only repeating what had been
said to me about street impostors. Now
that I had a good chance to study one of
these characters from the window of a
hotel, I became interested. , Yes. With
out doubt this woman was an impostor.
Her rags of raiment were eloquent with
that personal poverty which appeals so
strongly to the sympathetic. Her head
drooped over her recumbent figure. . She
sat on the curbstone and mechanically
ground out her doleful music. .
She. was there at nightfall when I
stepped out of the hotel, but she was
preparing to leave.
. "Aha, my lady, . I said to myself,
!here is a chance to follow you and see
how much of your doleful plea is true.
If you are an impostor I shall soon know
it," and I skipped along in the shadow
until I had traversed a long distance
from my hotel, treading all the alleys
and back fa tree ts in the city, it seemed to
me. -
Then she climbed a pair of rickety
stairs on the outside of a tumble down
house. I still followed her and groped
my way in the dark to a miserable room
in the rear, where a chorus of little
voices saluted her. '
Mamma, oh, ' mamma, wese been
good wese been jes as good as wese
could. Hasn't wese, Johnny?" cried a
wan faced little girl lying on the poor
bed in the corner.
The door was left open aud I slipped
out of sight behind it, but I could both
see and hear, and if I was discovered,
why, I was looking for a mythical wash
lady who once lived in those rooms.
That was all.
Dot some pread an putter, mamma?"
continued the child's voice, while a feeble
wail from the bed added its note of sup
The woman had dropped her musical
burden on the table and now she emptied
her pocket.
"Dere s feeteen cents, 'n'all in pennies.
Johnnie, run and get some hot sausage
an a loaf of bread. An I'll boil some hot
coffee against ye'r back." .
Johnny could not run. - He was a
frightful little cripple, but . he limped
away with the pennies.
Then I came forward and made my
bogus errand known; and asked to see
the sick child in the bed.
The woman looked at me suspiciously.
" Taint dip'thery," she said, "it's con-
soompshun, an ye cannot take her to any
hospital while I have breath in my
Do yon go out with that thing every
day and leave these children here alone?"
I asked.
I ain't a' regilar," she whined, "the
woman she ' were a Bohemian died
and left me that for takin' care of her.
I cud play it that well' you couldn't tell
betwixt and between' us, and I give up
washin, for this is easier and more leddy- -like;
I was alius that fond of music"
1 "So am I, and if you don't mind I will
come here sometimes and hear you play,
instead of ' stopping on the street no,
no," as she seized np the instrument,
'not tonight," and I slipped out, leaving
my humble contribution on the table.
I heard the woman singing to her sick
child before' I had reached the foot of
the stairs. At the corner I met crippled
Johnny. " He had a brown paper pack
age' of food. ': -
Sasserges n bread, he said, smack
ing lus lips.' -
But what is there for the sick baby?
I asked. ,
Golly, yer ought to see her eat sas-
sage? She jist snatches 'em." ' '
Johnny," I asked seriously,: "has
your mother' a block of houses and a lot
of money in the bank?" " " ' :
"What yer givin usr asked the boy.
staring at me.
'I mean is is your mother poor?"
"Ain't she, tho', jistorful somptimes,"
and he limped away with the food, re
garding me with wonder as he walked
I have concluded that, there must be
some mistake about the princely wealth
of this impoverished family, and that it
must be the woman with the organette
and not the woman with the accordion
who own houses and lands, and I shall
make a sneak some day and follow her.
Then if she is. the nabob in disguise I
will let yon know. Mrs. M. L. Rayne
in Detroit Free Press.
Clears and Music Combined.
While I stood at the showcase -in a
cigar; store the other day a music box
began 'playing. I looked all ' about . the
store to see where the melody came
from. Imt the instrument was nowhere
visib.- '
Finally the storekeeper, with a broad
smile on his face, took a cigar box down
from the row on a shelf and Bet it be
fore me. As he opened the lid the play
ing ceased, r I looked into the box and
saw that 'the lowf r half of it was de
voted to the music box.' . .
"This is the novel way," said the deal
er, "that a firm has chosen to introduce
a new brand of cigars." New York
Herald. - .
One Occupation Still Left.
Fair Visitor I am collecting subscrip
tions for a poor boy who cannot work.
He has both limbs paralyzed.
Mr. Grough Why doesn't he become
a district telegraph messenger? Life.
. .. One Method of Making; Money.
A man who had only a few hundred
dollars left out of a fortune called one
day at a banking house and asked to see
the manager, who was a vaiin of con
servative mind and fully acquainted
with the best and most'profitable invest
ments. ,
Throwing down his'roll of banknotes
he said: ."Invest this for me. Use your
pleasure with it. I'm going to the coun
try for the remainder of the summer. I
will leave my address with you, and
you can let me know what you do with
it.". .;-;'':, .. ", r 1
The man walked out and was not seen
again for many months. Hi3 money was
judiciously invested on his carte blanche
order and began to accumulate. The
house duly informed ' him, according to
its business methods, of his good luck,
but nothing was heard from him person
ally for some time. . ..
Some months .afterwards he presented
himself at the banking, house, rosy,
health beaming in his fade, well dressed
and portly. The manager failed to
recognize him at first, but when his
memory was refreshed . he recalled the
circumstances of the case.
Now, this was an example of a man
who more thn doubled his savings by
simply taking the advice of an ex
perienced and reliable man. And this is
not a solitary case. It is one of many
such that happen every day throughout
the length and breadth of our land.
Henry Clews in Ladies' Home Journal.
Japanese Women.
It would be hard to say how Christian-ity-in-name,
as we usually have it, could
improve the, conduct or character-of the
Japanese women, who seem always to
have been very good Christians without
knowing it, if we are to believe Miss
Bacon. Perhapa the answer to the con
undrum is that . Christianity is not pri
marily a purifying force, "but is first an
enlightening force; that its ideal is
virtue, not innocence Gethsemane, not
Eden. " The harmlessness of the dove
will not avail without the wisdom of the
serpent; the impulse of our . faith is to
ward consciousness, knowledge. Np
doubt this is what the Japanese feel in
it; probably it is what makes them will
ing to change their civilization for ours.
They really seem a race of better and
sweeter nature than ourselves; unless
their witnesses misreport them they are
gentler, kinder, even truer, than we are
- Bot something seems lacking to them,
and they look toward us for it; they
fancy spiritual possibilities on the plane
which we tell them is above theirs. The
fine perfection of their art is a stunted
beauty; it has never the infinite reach
of the Greek; the loveliness of their
lives is childlike; it has not the celestial
aspiration of the Hebrew; and no doubt
they feel this as clearly as they perceive
the difference between us and our ideals.
William Deau Ho wells in Harper's.
Mortifying for the Girl.
The late Emperor William objected t
the banker Bleichroeder, and it was
only by dint of the pressure exercised
upon his venerable majesty by Bismarck
that Bleichroeder and his daughter were'
very reluctantly invited' to. eourt balls.
Once his guests the old monarch de
termined tjiat the banker and Miss
Bleichroeder should be hospitably treat
ed, and, finding, that the young lady
lacked partners and was left to sit out
all the dances, he himself in ' person
ordered every, youhg officer whom he
met in the' ballroom to invite her 'to
dance. ' -
Much to their annoyance the' gilded
youths of the guard were forced to obey.
They did so after their own fashion,
however, and marching up to the lady
one after another they' exclaimed in' far.
from engaging or affable tones, Mdst
gracious fraulein, by the commands of
his imperial and royal majesty I invite
you to dance with me." The poor girl's
mortification may be more easily im
agined than described. San Francisco
Serving nd Cooking Foods.
"Cookery," says Yuan Mei, "is like
matrimony. Two things served together
should match. Clear should go with
clear, thick with thick, hard with hard
and soft with soft. I have known peo
ple mix grated lobster with birds' nest,
and mint with chicken or pork H
l ma, be observes, is an arrangement
in which one does all the monopolizing
ana tne otner an the yielding. ' .
Eoods of a heavy flavor shdbld be
served separately. Such are crab or lob
ster, samlie (a delicious kind of white
salmon), beef and mutton. These, we are
told, shonld be eaten alone, without any
The fire shonld be carefully attended
to. For frying or baking a "military"
f ... . . . v .
nre wui oe required. Dor stewing or
boiling, a "civil" fire. Such is one of the
quaint idioms of the Chinese language.
; Temple Bar.
Sword fish.
Up to within a decade or less sword-
fish were not considered edible, but now
few salt water fish command a higher
price. The swordfish steaks are delicious
and bring from fifteen to twenty-five
cents a pound in the retail markets.
Swordfish are found in eastern waters,
from Block island to the Canadian line.
Hundreds or men devote the summer
months to capturing them and fish for
other species the remainder of the' year.
New York Telegram. - r
Price of Hairpins.
. Hairpins vary in price from a few
pennies a gross to $500 apiece. Perhaps
the hairpin is the most useful all-around
article of feminine wear. It serves' not
only the purpose for which; it was de
signed, but: also as glove buttoner, shoe
buttoner, cuff fastener and even breast
pin. New York Recorder.
. Baron H Inch's Wealth. .
One of ' the . best of authorities on
wealth looks upon Baron ' Hirsch as in
the first rank of the world's millionaires,
in fact not far from the very top. He is
convinced that Baron Hirsch is the
owner of at least $75,000,000. Bl&kely
Hall in New York Truth. . -
Bad Bloods
Impure or vitiated blood is nine
times out of ten caused by some
form of constipation or indiges
tion that clogs up the system,
when' tho blood naturally bo
comes Impregnated with the ef
fete matter. ThooldSarsaparUUu
attempt to reach this condition
by attacking the blood with the
drastic mineral " potash." Tho potash theory is
old and obsolete. ' Joy's "Vegetable SarsapariUa is
modcru. It goes to t-io seat of the trouble. It
arouses tbc liver, kidneys and bowels to health
ful action, and invigorates the circulation, and
the impurities aro qnictly carried off through
the natural channels.
, Try it and uoto its delightful
action. , Chas. Lee, at Bcamish's
Third and Market Streets, S. F.f
writes: : " I took it for vitiated
blood and while on tho first bot
tle became convinced of its mer
its, for I could feel it wo work
ing a change. - It cleansed, puri
fied and braced mo up generally,
nd everything Is now working full and regular."
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sanity and leading to misery, decay and death,
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in either sex, Involuntary Losses and Spermat
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luuu uic 1111.' iirr, y xi uiq tivHuiieiiif uucb uut euec
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Prescription Druggists,
175 Second St. The Dalles. Or.
Sav the S. B. Coush Gnre is the best
thing they ever .'saw. . We . are' not
flattered for we known Real Merit will
Win. All we ask is- an honest tiial.
For sale by all druggists." -
. : S-..B. Medicine Mfg. Co.,
B-ufur, Oregon.
A Revblatibn.
5- : ':' :
: Few people know that tha
bright .bluish-green color of
the ordinary teas' exposed In
the windows is not the nat
ural color! : Unpleasant as tha
fact may be, it Is nevertheless
. artificial; 'iriineralv coloring
matter being used for ' thla
fold:' ' It ' not ; only makes' the
tea a bright, shiny green, bat also permits the"
we of " off-color " and worthless teas, which,
once nnder the green cloak, aro readily
worked off as a good quality of. tea. .
' An eminent authority writes on this sub
ject: The manipulation of poor teas, to give
them a'Cner appearance, is carried on exten
sively. Green teas, being in this country :
especially popular, are produced to meet tha
demand, by coloring cheaper black kinds by
glazing or faciDg with Prussian blue, tumeric,
gypsum, "oh d Indigo." This method U -"to gen
eral that very Utile genuiiie vneolored preen lea
U-iffend for uale." r '- .: ;" '-t' ' - s '
It was tho knowledge of this condition of
affairs that prompted the placing of Beech's
Tea before the public. It fa absolutely pure
and without color. Did you ever see any
genuine nncolored Japan tea ? ' Ask your
grocer to open a package of Beech's, and you
will see it, and probably for tho very first
time.' It will be found la color to be Just be-'
tween the artificial 'green tea that yoa' have'
; been accustomed to and the black teas.' " '
"It draws a delightful canary color,' and Is so
fragrant that ft will be a revelation to tea--drinkers.
; Its parity makes it also more
: economical than the artificial teas, for less
of it is required per cup. Sold only in ponrid
. packages bearing this trade-mark:
' 1 i i :' ' V ''' ' .-:-!':"
If roar grocer does not have it, he will get
tk fat too. rriMSOe per poand. Vorsalaal
Leslie Sutler's.
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We will pay the above reward f or any case of
Liver Complaint, Dyspepsia. Sick Headache. In
digestion, Constipation or Costiveness we cannot
cure with West's Vegetable Liver Pills, when the
directions are strictly complied with. They are
purely vegetable, and never fall to give satisfac
tion. Sugar Cos ted... Large boxes. containing 80
nils, -a cents. seware oi counterfeits ana imi
tations. The genuine manufacture:! only b;
Prescription Druggists,
17S Second St. The Dalles, Or.
puTRyTrn - i : brain
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we ask that you give it a fair trial, and
if satisfied with its course a generous
will be to advertise the resources of the
city, and adj acent country, to assist in
developing our industries, in extending
and opening up new channels for our
trade, in securing an open river, and in
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city, or sent "by mail for the moderate sum of fifty
cents a month. - .
We will endeavc r to cive all the local news, and
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Best Dollar s Day House on the Coast!
" Fifst-Ciass Meals, 25 Cents 1
First Class Hotel in Every Respect.
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Washington Jq? J DlfeS,
' Destined to be the Best
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