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MR. BOWSER
STARTS REFORM
But It I. Worse Than the
Evil He Would Cure.
By M QUAD.
C* i-2i. by KaOtaM N.,v, r » p , r lyaoJeaK ,
Nothing so Irritates Mr. Bowser us
to have the street peddlers go up
and down..ln front of his house, yell-
Ing their unres, nnd. on many oe.-a-
he has gone out and quarreled
With them, but he has found them
claiming their ru-hts. their license*
from the city permitting them to yell.
The other night, as Mr. Bowser sat
reading, a vegetable peddler stopped
"t his gate and kept calling out, for
live long minutes. He had n voice
like a handsaw trying to saw a
■pike in two. and It must have made
(Uhri people nervous, Mr«. Bowser
feared that there would lie a riot, and
sh- began to drum on the piano, to
dlstracl Mr. Bowser's attention. it
««s in vain, however. He ro^-e up
with the pxclamatlon:
"By thunder, woman, do ynu think
I am going to stand that?"
"He win no home, presently," an-
U^-rvil Mrs. Bowser, drumming louder
before.
"Stop that infernal racket I Isn't It
I in! enough to hear that fellow yell?
I am L-olnj: out nnd kill him. lie is
the one of all the ones who make
this trouble. Just listen to his
voice: Why, it would scare a baby to
death !"
"Mr. Howser, just wait one minute
and he will drive on."
"I won't wait one blamed second !
Don't you come out and mix In I There
will be gore flying around, and I may
also tip bis wagon over and kill his
horse!"
Mr. Howser rushed down, the hall
and out of doors. He was bare-headed
nml wore his dressing gown. The
peddler had not moved an. He was
nor going to. He sat there in his seat
in a comfortable position, and he was
going to yell as long us he wanted to.
He saw Mr. Bowser coming out, and
he rulltil and he xhouted :
"I have got them: Do you want
some string beans? They are on a
string! 1 have onions und potatoes
and cucumbers ! I have some of the
nicest celery here that a king ever
chewed.in: C»h- —oh—oh! Come and
buy I"
Mr. Bowser came ! Am! he had
ground glass in his voice, as he said :
"Look here, old feller, you want to
quit this ! If you don't, lam going to
v.iurder you !"
"Say, old party, what alls you?"
*» "I'll show you what nils me! If
you holler again, there'll be blood
shed |«
"Come, now, but I got to holler, or
the folks won't know I am here. You
wouldn't have known I was here, I
urn only making my living and you
shouldn't object. Is It my voice you
(omplain of?"
"Of course I complain about it!"
answered Mr. Bowser. 'It Is the worst
voice In the United State*!"
"I'll tfll you what Is the trouble
with mv voice, Mr. Bowaer, for, you
see, I know you. 1 was fool enough
to bet five dollars that I could put a
Idlllnrd be.ll In my mouth. I put It there,
bui I could not pet It out again. The
doctors worked at me for two days,
and they knocked out most of my
I if JpW^
'•Mr. Bowser I Have Corn* to Try Your
Way."
teeth. They finally had to ret a stick
and punch the bull down my throat.
It Is lodged rlclit at the base of my
throat !Uid that's what the trouble Is
with my tones. I know that some
folks don't like to hear me, but what
Bin I to do? I have a wife and five
children to rapport, and you should
pity me. Instead of thirsting for my I
life."
Mr BOWMf lost a go> nl part of his
i.ut:e/. and after a moment's thought.
In' Hid :
"Look here, now, I will tell you
what to do. There Is no need of all
this yelling. You Just come to the
house. In ■ quiet and decent way, and
ask If we want any of your stuff. If
we do. we will buy It and so will other
people. We must have reform In thin
think.', and that Is the way to bring It
about. Don't you see yourself that
It iaf
"Why, yes, that seem* a good plan,"
answered the peddler, and he droveoft
_^i,..in any more yelliuif. Mr. Bow
<-*gi> re-entered the house, to boast to
>.•.. Ilowser; and, though »he smiled
to herself a* one who doubts, »be u»ld
him that his plan would probably
work.
<>n thp near! evening il aboul the
■xamp hour, there was i ring at the
door beii. Mr. Bowser answered it
himself, and then stood hia peddler
of the nitrht before—tin man with the
Hwfui voice. He was surrounded with
baskets of vegetables, and in almost ■
whNper. he said:
"Mr. Bowser. I have rome to try
your way. po you want any onions.
carrots, turnip*, beans, i>ens «r cu
cumbersf
"No, sir." whs the prompt reply,
"That Is all riirlit. Mr. Bowser, If
I have disturbed jroo In any way, I
beg your pardon. Qood-nlgnt, Mr.
Bowser —good-night"
"That fellow hai Lot more «vi'
than I thought be had," mid Mr, Bow
ier, us be returned to hi- paper. "This
street outrht to Ik- thankful to me for
working tins great reform!"
The reform began to die almost a*
-"i>n us it wns horn, There \*a- nn
other rihL' ;it the hell. Mr. Bowser
opened the door to flnd n-• mi ped-
'■vv-J^i^ wf^SkJ
"I Have Some Tomatoes as Big as
Your Fist."
dler, and when he hail gruffly asked
what the fellow wanted, he was an
swered .vith:
"Mr. Bowser, I am told you don't
like our hollering, and so we ain't go
ing to holler no more. I have called
to see If you wanted any vegetables,
I have a load of them out here, ami I
warrant them fresh and sweet. Being
hs the hour Is late, anil I want to g,-t
home—"
"Well, you can go right home," In
terrupted Mr. Howser, as he slammed
the door, and he returned to Mis.
Bowser, muttering something about in
fernal Impudence, to which she re
plied :
"Don't he so impatient; your reform
seems to be working."
In about 15 minutes there was a
third ring and r third peddler stood
at the (1..0r and softly said :
"Mr. Bowser, are you in want of
some nice vegetables? 1 have s.mie
beauties out here, and I here Is a bar
gain in ever; bunch of them, i have
some tomatoes here almost as big ax
your fist, and they taste better than
oranges. If you want sugar beds —'
"I want you to beat it!" nhouted
Mr. Bowser, "and don't you evercome
here again!"
"Just as yon say. „},} man." quietly
replied the peddler. "If I have put yon
out any. you must pardon me."
When Mr. Bowser returned to the
slttlne room this time, he found Mrs.
Bowser trying hard to keep a -olier
face, and he shouted at her:
"Oh. It's very funny, is It? Well. I'll
show you whether it's funny or not!
If another peddler calls, he shall die
rlnht on our door step!"
No other peddler called, After a
lapxe of n few minutes the telephone
bell raiie. nnd Mr. Bowser responded
with a "hollo"' to hear a voice Bfl.vlng:
"Mr. Bowser. I beg your pardon for
disturbing you. Do you want some
Ktrlnc beans for your dinner tomor
row? i have other thing*. I have dome
of the best potatoes you ever put
your tooth In, and I'll give you a
big bargain If you want a quart or
tWo."
"Yon Infernal rascal!" yelled Mr.
Bowser, as be hung up the re«*elver,
Within the hour there were four
more calls, and then Mr. Bowner put
on his hat and left the house, hoping
to find someone and wash his hand- In
human hlnofl.
And when he wns cone. Mrs. Bowser
hnd the Inuchlnir hysterics.
The Graphite Industry.
In the island of Ceylon graphite Is
found In abundance than In
any similar sized area in the world.
1 The soil and rocks of Ceylon are al
most everywhere Impregnated with
graphite, so thai it may be seen <o\
erint: the surface in the drain.- after
a rain. The tuppl) I- practically in
exhaustible. The peculiarly of Cey
lon graphite is its remarkable purity.
■ Another sooras «f graphite is Chosen,
; the graphite found there being classJ
; tied as scaly, fibrous, foliated ami
earthy, the tirst two classifications
containing erer 80 i»-i cent carbon.
In china, graphite i- found in several
localities. Belentlfle American.
Lauo* at First Phone
The telephone m born from the
brain of an Ann ri.-.iu hut 4.". years
agi 'he nr<t InstrsjßMßl being a »ort
„f crude tanßonles, with a cluck
-prliiL- reel, a magnet and a wlrv.
The first time It "talked" was on
March 10, VKH; rapltallsti laughed at
It and refused for several years to
finance the "scientific toy." The pe
riod of experiment did not end until
188Q and the country's greatest wire
-ystem has really existed only since
THE LEAVENWORTH ECHO
MISSOURI SYNOD
75 YEARS OLD
National Lutheran Body Cele
brates Diamond Jubilee With
Special Services Through
out Country.
BEGAN WITH 12 CHURCHES
Now Does Extensive Mission Work at
Home and Abroad—Chanty Car.
Ned on in Many Insti
tutions.
On April 20 the Evangelical-Luther
an Synod of Missouri, Ohio and other
states, commonly called the Missouri
Synod, will be seventy-five years i Id.
This event will be duly observed by
Lutherans throughout the country, as
the above named Synod is represented
in practically every state of the
Union, with branches In Canada, South
America and other foreign countries.
Special Jubilee services are to be held
In all the churches and Joint mass
meetings in the larger cities, It Is
hoped that a large sum of money will
be raised as a thank offering, to be np
plied to the building of churches find
chapels in Europe and China, where
energetic mission work Is being car
ried on.
In 1817 a mere handful of men met
in Chicago for the purpose of bringing
the conservative Lutheran churches
in the Central States into closer nftilia-
Hon. Twelve congregations were rep
resented by their paitom and lay dele
gates, nnd these, together with a few
other pastor* who Joined as advisory
members, organized what was destined
to become the largest Individual Lu
theran Synod now extant, numbering
at present about 8300 congregations,
witli nearly 8,000 pastors, over (STiO.OOO
communicant members, ami a baptised
membership of more than 1.000,000.
The value of tlie church property
owned by member congregations is
approximately $55,000,000, and the va
rious educational Institutions of synod
represent an additional Investment at
110,000,000.
The conservative doctrinal position
of the original twelve congregations
has been maintained throughout all
these years. Synod stands four
sqn;ir^ upon the Scriptures as the ln
fallltile word of God. the only source
of articles of faith and sole rule of
conduct. Accordingly questions of
doctrine and practice are decided, not
by considerations of expediency, but
by the clear weirds of the Bible Many
people nre rather amazed that synod
has hud such a remarkable growth,
notwithstanding this conservative po
sition, while its friend* and members
rind in this very position the secret
of its growth.
Intense missionary activity unfjnes
tlonably is largely responsible for the
continued numerical progress of the
organization. At the present time C.">o
pastors are engaged in this work.
serving I,"ik> missions. Foreign mis
sions are conducted in India and <'hi
na. England. Brazil, Araenline, France,
Germany and other countries.
Another factor contributing to the
growth of syn"'i li its parochial school
system. These schools arc conducted
In every way along the lines of our
pulilic ichoola, in many Instances ar
tlculatlng with these, only In addition
to tlie secular curriculum they give
the children n thorough religious
training. In some of the larger cities
Lutheran high schools are also main
tained. Twelve colleges and collegiate
Institutes with a student body of near
ly 21im afford opportunities for Idiiher
education In two seminaries over
■>no young men are preparing them
selves for the ministry. Coneordla
Seminary at St. Louis, operated by
synod. Is piobably the larirett Instltu
lion of its kind in America, nun n:
the Protestant bodies at any rate
Ext<!.i»ive Charity Work
The Missouri Synod has always laid
special emphasis on the cardinal doc
trine of the Scriptures that man Is
saved by grace alone through faith.
At the tame time, however, it always
stresses the point that Ravine faith
most naturally will be active In corre
sponding works of charity after the
manner of the Master. Accordingly
provision Is made for the care of the
sick and the helpless and the needy.
Fifteen hospitals and two sanitaria
are located In larger centers of popu
hit.in. having a property value of $4,
--087,000 and elvlnj treatment to some
22,01*1 patients annually, much of
which Is charity .pure and simple.
Nine orphans valued at $550,000,
shelter HO children. Thirteen home
flndini: societies gather up tome 200
waifs a year and place them in Chris
tian home* for adoption. Two train-
Ing »ciii« for neglected children, a
school for deaf-mutes a home and
school fur epileptics, are other Insti
tutions of mercy conducted for the
benefit of poor and afflicted children.
Nine homes for the aped provide hos
pitable shelter for nearly 400 helpless
old people, and flve hospices or homes,
chiefly for workinz n'rls. are conduct
ed, besides lu.splces for transients In
every Inrjre city. The disbursements
for all nrganlted charitable purpose
during the pant year were $1,.">48.716.
[EFFECTS OF POISONED (iRAIN
(>N CHINESE PHEASANTS,
The use of phosphorous in squirrel
poison is strongly condemned, a.- it
k)\}> off oui game bird*. Bulletin of
U. S. Biological Survey follows:
"With a yew to determining the ef
fect on the introduced Chinese phea>
ant of poisoned grain distributed for
ground squirrels, a number of te.-ts
were made with birds secured from
King county game farm at Snoqual
rnie. Washington. Clean whole oats
1 coated with poison flour paste was
used throughout the experiments.
The grain was prepared according to
the formula and directions followed
; in mixing poisoned bait for the Co
; lumbia ground squirrel which, con
densed, is as follow.-:
"Mix together thoroughly one ounce
of powdered strychnine alkaloid, one
ounce of baking soda. one-e:ghth
, ounce of saccharine.and three heaping
tablespoonfuls of flour. Stir into this
mixture of four powdered ingredients
en ■ iirh cold watei to make a creamy
paste and beat until it is free of
lumps and flecks. Pour this paste
over twelve quarts of good, heavy
oats and mix thoroughly —un fil there
I are no dry kernels."
The pheasants were undergrown
I birds about five or six months old. On
arrival at the Experiment Station
they were confined in a netting en
closure and fed on a mixture of
I grains such as is used for scratch
food in the poultry department. Each
bird, in turn, was transferred to a
.-mailer coop for trial with the poison
ed grain. Fresh water was access
ible to them at all times. Results of
the experiments follow:
Pleasant No. ]. a cock, was fed 15
grains of the poisoned oats in the
forenoon of the first day. 25 grains in
the afternoon, and filt grains on the
morning of the next day. All of this
he ate readily. Although he showed
no effects whatever of the poisoning,
at the time or later, he nevertheless
refused to eat the oats on the third
day and eontimvi to reject it when
mixed with the regular scratch food.
Pheasant No. 2, a hen. ate 50 grains
of the poisoned oats in the forenoon
without noticeable effect. In the af
ternoon she was fed 75 grains move.
-\t first she ate none of this, but lat
er consumed about three-fourths of it.
No other food was given her during
day. The next morning the bird was
released, apparently in the besf of
physical condition.
Pheasant No. 3, a cock, was con
fined for twenty hours in the experi
mental pen without any food. At 11
in the morning he was given 100
grains of the poisoned oats. This he
ite quickly. There were no notice
able injurious effects.
Pheasant No, -1. a cock, was given
as a morning feed ISO grains of poi-
M>ned oats, all of which be ate read
ily and did not appear to suffer in
the least from the effects of the
strychnine.
From the.-c experiments it would
appear that this valuable came bird
is not likely to be much reduced in
number, if at all, as a result of the
poisoning campaigns against the Co
lumbia ground squirrels of Eastern
Washington. There should be even
• II likelihood of Chinese Pheasants
being affected by poisoning opera
tions in the 'sage rat' district! of
Central Washington, since in these
| operations there is less strychnine
used per given quantity of oat? than
in the formula for Columbia ground
squirrel bait.
Fire Turns a Green Foreit Into a
Desert. Fieht the Flames ar..i Save
the Firs.
Taste is a matter of I]
tobacco quality §
We state it as our honest IjM'
belief that the tobaccos used JU
in Chesterfield are of finer Jai
quality (and hence of better rig
taste) than in any other >*^^^^ jjK(
Chesterfielc
CIGARETTES
ami £teme»t»c tobaccos—blended
Lower Price* *
20 now ißc >. LjkMf
10 now 9c -^i U'^' '
(Two 10*t-18c) * jM4!
WOODSMAN REFORMED,
OR A CHAPTER FROM THK
HISTORY OF PAUL BINYAN.
Paul Bunyan WM a famous logger.
As the story goes, he hail a camp on
the moon and brought his logs to
earth with a "skyline." Anyhow,
i back in 1765. Paul did accompany
General Bra.Mock over the Allegheny
mountains. He was head swamper
then and the forest was so dense
I that the army made only a mllf S day.
"Slash "em and burn 'em," said Paul.
"It will be a million years befoie any
one will need these trees." Mever
theless, we are now paying $60 per
leg for dining tables made from what
little Is left of those hardwood for
ests.
But Paul moved on to the pine for
ests of Michigan. "I will get me an
ox team," said he, "and invest my
profits in real estah. The timtx
here will support mammoth cities."
So he hauled lops day and nisrht. the
city grew. Paul got rich, and would
have lived happily ever after, t! 11
ending the story—if the timber had
held out. But it didn't, and Paul
went flat broke, and hastened away to
the yellow pine woods of the South.
where he took a contract falling tim
ber.
"Cut the stumps high." quoth
Paul, "there is timber enough here
to supply the earth forever." But
soon the camps began to clo.-< down
and the mills began to disappear, ami
when the boss said "Cut 'em low,"
Paul Runyan quit and started for the
Pacific Northwest, where there was
plenty of timber and no need of be
ing so particular.
But he pot an eye opener when he
crossed the treeless plains. It gave
him something- to think about. "Great
Scott," cried Paul, as he slid over the
Cascades. "They are burning the
forests out here! We ba\e no wood
to waste." So Paul got a job as fire
warden, the moral of which is that it
is a wise man who knows enough to
change his mind!
We have a car of
Cedar Flume
Lumber
Place Your Order Early
As It Won't Last Long.
WE DELIVER
Franklin Lumber Co.
Everything to Build Anything.
LEAVENWORTH. WASH. Phone 541
Be Careful with Fire in the Woods
—All the Time.
Hundred! of Thousands of T
Visit the National Forests Karl. Sea
son. Do Your Part to Preserve the
j Scenic and Outdoor Attractions of the
Mountains by Using Care with Fire
in the Woods.
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beautiful teeth
Wheeler's Drug Store
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Leavenworth's Leading Pharmacy

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