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As most readers well know, dog days : A include the period from July 3 to Aug 11, and take their name from Sirius, , 1 . _ known as the "Dog Star. Sinus is the v most brilliant of the fixed stars, and is at ; * the head of the constellation Canis Major. _/,_. r > rr,, . . j • .. \V or Great Dog. This star, during the a period which we refer to as dog days. rises with the sun or within the same hour Owing to this, the astronomers say that the dog star rises "heliacally" from July 3 to Ang. 11. The Egyptians, who worshiped the dog as a sacred beast, as did several others of the ancients, attributed the ex treme heat of summer to the influence of the Canis Major constellation; the pres ent Egyptians, however, knew nothing of this myth, with the exception of the sect known as the Copts. But with other natious it is different. With many the superstition has been perpetuated and handed down to generation after genera tion until the present time, when the most intelligent people of the realm speak of dog days as a season of baleful glares and breezes. But in the far future this will all be l I changed. By a regular shifting of the À point where the sun crosses the equator, which is caused by what is termed the "procession of the equinoxes," the time will come, in about 11,000 years, when this evil designing Great Dog constella tion will only rise with the sun in mid winter. Wonderful, indeed, is great Dame Nature, which causes the huge planets to swing to and fro like gigantic pendulums strong on invisible wires, bringing the seasons in regular rotation with unerring certainty.—St. Louis Re public. I>r. McDaniel's Smoking Tree. Among the people of Norcross Dr. Mc Daniel, in his yard, grows an ordinary mulberry tree. Mrs. McDaniel, while sitting on the veranda, saw a puff of smoke emerge from one of the limbs. She rubbed her «yes to see if it was not an optical delu sion, but when she looked again she saw ^another puff of smoke spring from an other limb. She called to her husband that the tree was ou fire. The doctor came out and was no less astonished than his wife, for the whole tree was puffing smoke. It came out in jets from the limbs like a boy smoking a cigarette. The doctor climbed into the tree, but could see nothing unusual about it, not a place in the bark being broken. The smoke was oozing from the bark and could be plain ly seen as it floated off on the breeze. There was no odor tb it whatever, bnt it was white in color and looked like to bacco smoke. Dr. McDaniel called in bis neighbors, and they too were mystified. Soon the news of the smoking tree spread, and people from all over town flocked to the •doctor's home. From 4 o'clock until 6 the tree continued to emit puffs of smoke while a crowd of about 150 people -watched it.—Atlanta Journal. College Songs as They Really Are. 2 The Weld Glee club ought to begin to make itself heard now. The nights are getting quite balmy, and all the yard dwellers sit in their open windows long ing to howl "More! More!" when the sweet strains of "The Mulligan Musket , _ „ , , , eers, "Lizette, etc., float through the | y* rd ; New members should be elected to the ; W. G. (J. A tew men who can hold the hit and don't care about Binging tenor i would be great acquisitions, ^bere is j one man now who persists in singing 1 first tenor iu every song, and it would be | very painful if lie ditln t happen to strike , the right notes occasionally, entirely by accident. Such things will happen, though. If somebody would learn the words to something he would confer a favor, be cause there is a certain qneernesa in thirty or forty voices all saying, "Pom pom-pom-pom-pom." These songs with out words are very passe; you really ought to learn a few verses for them.— Harvard Lampoon. IClsie's Numerous Grandparents. Elsie Chase, daughter of Charles und Clara Chase, of Yarmouth, has more grandfathers and grandmothers than any child in Massachusetts, all of whom are now living 1 give below the names: Edward and Mary Chase, grandfather Bind grandmother. Charles and Emma Ellis, grandfather and grandmother. Charles and James Ellis, great-grand father and great-grandmother. Jerry and Cordelia Chase, great-grand father and great-grandmother. Matthews and Ituth B. Gray, great grandfather and great-grandmother. Adeline Nickerson, great-great-grand mother. Jerry Walker, ther. This is very remarkable, six grand fathers and six grandmothers, and all living, making a collection that has no equal in this country.—Cape Cod Item. great-great-grandfa Hooking Passengers. A railway clerk will "book" 800 pas sengers an hour. In the days when he had really to book them, to write their names in a. book, be would have thought the 800 a good day's work. The sating of labor lias been enormous, and, unlike most inventions, the ticket re mains much as it was at first, still numbered und dated, as it was then, ami its only changes have been in color and the words printed on it.— L&îdon Tit-Bits. It fe Sty Harbinger. A friend whom I haremlaned for many monthi Caine hark to me this morning. I was »ure. When tlrut 1 wukenod. something good would In _ come; Tb©»k> was» full of promt— The earth Seemed ready for what heaven might bestow, And l. forewarned and watchful of each sign, \V as standing at my window when I heard a ooming, not of footsteps, but of wings, And there ho was. my dear red breasted friend) Oh, how my heart and eyes went out to him! My heart with joy, my eyes to see if he Looked travel worn or weary with his flight; But, with the same old jaunty air I loved, lie fluttcrod weariness from off his wings. And turned and looked inquiringly at me. It was so sweet to welcome him once morel To know that he was faithful, and that I Might now look forward to the certainty Of seeing ali the promises fulfilled! Each leafless tree a halo wore of green; Already flowery May hail corn", and June Was waiting with her train o'er yonder hill; l saw It all, while yet the earth was bare. Because my little friend was here and knew It all was coming, and would have me know. Then he became so glad he sang, and I— I bowed my head and Bhcd some happy tears. —Mary A. Masou iu Boston Transcript. Chivalroiit* Devotion. At the most extensive aquarium in England, the Brighton Zoo. the female lobster recently cast her shell. She screwed herself up together on the toes and tail and suddenly bent her body. Suap went the shell in its center, and the case of the back came away in one piece. The claws were her next care, and she worked away at them for a long time. It was a proceeding of extreme deli cacy, considering that all the flesh of the great claw had to be passed through the small base. During the operation one claw came off altogether, and this must have seemed to the lobster lady a serious misfortune, as it will not grow to its full size again until the second year. The tail and legs gave very little trouble, and the body, when thus undressed, proved to be of a pale blue. The shell casting over, the lobster sank on the sand, and this action seemed a signal for the attack of every creature in the tank. The defenseless victim bade fair to suc cumb to the fury of her enemies, when the male lobster suddenly came to the rescue. Standing over his helpless bet ter half, he fought lier assailants relent lessly. Day and night did he watch over her, until her shell was sufficiently hard ened to protect her in lighting her own battles. When this happy moment arrived he deliberately picked up the old claw, broke it in his nippers, and ate the meat. He then dug a bole in the sand, placed in it the broken bits of shell, buried them, and piled a number of small stones above the grave.—Youth's Companion. I A11 Interesting Will Case. An interesting case and one of peculiar complication was disposed of by the court in Allentown recently. When the wife of the late Peter Maury, of West Bethlehem, died two or three years ago, she left a will bequeathing all her prop erty, real or personal, to her husband, and it was stipulated that after his death the estate should revert to "our heirs," to quote the language of the document. Maury married a second wife, and a few weeks after the ceremony he was taken sick with a fever and died. His widow brought suit against the , heirs, Frank and George Maurv and 1 | Mra .. Ci . Bt , miel . i for ;l dower right in the ; property, which was one-thml of the ; e8tate for , ife The mtlin que8tion dis . cussed before the court was whether the i j 1 Judge AJbriJhl look the iatter viewof the | a jf a j r and rendered a decision in favor , 0 j heirs, one of whom lives in Texas, interest of Peter Maury in the estate was an absolute one or a life one only. The property is valuable aud is situated in West Bethlehem. Before his death Maury gave his wife a check for $500 or $000 which he had in bank.—Philadel phia Ledger. A New Way of (setting Pontage Stamp*. The postal authorities appear to re gard the need for additional conven iences in the way of stamp distribution as real, for they have licensed a syndi; cate to attach to a selected number of pillar boxes, experimentally, an ingen ious piece of mechanism working upon the "penny-in-the-slot" principle. By two movements of the hand the delivery is obtained of a small envelope contain ing a memorandum book full of useful postal information, with blank leaves which might serve for letter paper, and in the cover of the book is securely in serted a penny stamp. The syndicate looks for its profit not to the commission on the sale of the stamps, but to tho in come from advertisements inserted in j the books.—London Telegraph. | The mad king of Bavaria sometimes smokes as many as 100 cigarettes a day. j For each cigarette he uses an entire box of matches, touching off the others to see them burn after he h:is used one to se cure a light with. He has a new suit of black broadcloth made for him twice every week, but he never uses a hand kerchief, towel or napkin. He refuses to go uear water and never bathes. An old apple woman known as "Kitty" has jnst died in London at the age of one hundred and four. She kept a little stand near St. James' hall, where she often sold candy to Lord Nelson and apples to Pitt and Fox. It is proposed, if permitted, to intro duce into the London streets the steam carriages which have proved a success in Paris. They are said to be more under the control of the driver than is a horse. [THK WKSTKRN HKTTI.BK'8 CHOSKN SPECIFIC). an With every advance of emigration Into the far Went a new demand Is creates! for llostetter's Stomach Hitters. Newly peopled regions are fre quently less salubrious than older settled locali ties on account of the miaatna which rlaes from recently cleared land, particularly along the banks of rivers that are subject to freshets. The agricultural or mining emigrant noon learns, when he docs not already know, that the Bitters afford the only sure protection against malaria and those disorder« of the stomach, liver and bowels, to which climatic change«, exposure and unaccustomed or unhealthy water ordlet subject him. Consequently he pla> es an estimate upon this great household spécifié and preventive commensurate with Its Intrinsic merits, and is careful to keep on hand a restorative and pro moter of health so implicitly to be relied upon In time ot need. __ A Rival of Napoleon.—Not to he outdone by Napoleon Bonaparte, the American hog has crossed the Alps. ALL REFORMERS In Art, Religion or Science Since the World Hegau Have at some time been called bigots, fa natics, renegades. And a people have stoned a prophet to whose memory the next generation has raised a monument for the greatness of his deeds. NNOHOMIHH, Wasn., AUg. 19 , 1891 , Th. J. Eugene Jordan, Seattle, II Doctor; Will have to write you that I am surprised to find myself so greatly improved in so little time, and am pleased to say that I could not give your medicines too great praise. My health was gone. 1 felt that medicines could do me no good. I was hopeless of ever recovering, f thought late to try your medicines, but with death staring me in the face I determined to do so. I am pleased that I did it, for at this date 1 have received tenfold the price of the medicines. If I should say one hundred fold, it would not be overvaluing the dif ference in my health. I feel like another man. Yours respectfully, 3 /âmes H. Htsom. too East Sound, Wash., Apr. IS, 1891 . Dr ../. Eugene Jordan, Seattle. Wash -Pear Sir: It has been some time since 1 have written to yon, but I have been getting along »0 well that I aid not think it necessary - . I have stopped taking the treatment now, and I believe! am entirely well. Your medicines have doue what you told us they would do—they have made a new woman of me. I now feel like myself agHln, after suf fering for eight years with catarrh of the heud and bronchi, und that very painful thing—neu ralgia of the stomach. 1 took three months' medicine. Both my husband and myself feel as though we cannot be thankful enough to you for w hat you have done for me. I hope that every one w ho is Buttering as I was will hour of I)r. Jordan und his most valuable medicines. Yours most resptctfully, Mrs. C. Armstrong. Dr. Jo da i's office is at the residence of ex-Mayoi 1 esler. Third and James streets, Seattle, Wash, Consultations and prescriptions absolute ly free. Send for free book explaining the Histo genetic system. Caution. —The Histogenetic Medicines in each town, bears the fol are sold in but one agency The label around the bottle lowing inscription: " Dr. J. Eugene Jor dan, Histogenetic Medicine." Everyother device is a Fraud. In the Restaurant.—Mr. Feeder—-What's that awful thumping out there? Waiter— Dat's de cook. Yo' ordered a tenderloin steak, didn't yo' sah? Bronchitis.— For Hoarseness and Sore Throat "Brown's Bronchial Trorhes" are a specific. 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The unequaled success of Allcock's Po rods Plasters as an external remedy has stimulated unscrupulous parties to put forth imitations, which they endeavor to sell on the reputation of Allcocr's. It is an absurdity to speak of them in the category as the genuine and original porous plaster. Their pretensions are unfounded, their vaunted merit unsupported by facts, their alleged superiority to or equality with Allcock's a false pretense. The ablest medical practitioners and chemists and thousands of grateful pa tients unite in declaring Allcock's Porous Plasters the best external remedy known, Bald-headed gentleman In pit (to lady in drew* circle)—Madam, I respect your emotion, but you are weeping on my head. The Hank of England receives and pays out gold by weight, and as every plug of »Star tobacco is carefully weighed to see that it is a full sixteen-ounce pound before being packed in the box, it would seem that the manufacturers of Star Plug are de termined to give consumers a sixteen-ounce -a : 1 ie plug. WILEY B. ALLEN A CO., 211 First Ht., Portland, Or , have assumed the con trol and management of the Htemway Piano«. All the different styles from Concert Grand down will he kept Iu stock and favorite terms Riven to any one wanting the great king of all instruments. mÆ Mi vr • r mm Mo ONE ENJOYS Both the method and results when Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant tnd refreshing to the taste, ami acte gently yet promptly on the Kidneys, Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys tem effectually, dispels colds, head tebes and fevers and cwreB habitue constipation permanently. For sale m 50 c and 81 bottles by all druggists. CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO 8AN FRANCISCO. CAL. vfw von* * r tnillRVIUE. 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