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PRAYERS BEFORE BATTLE. Curious Invocations by Famous His torical Personages. One of the earliest records in his or a |>ra\w before battle is that 01' t'hildorie, king of Gaul, a pagan, who before v. *i I:4' into battle at Zuel pirii, sonic -I 1") years after Christ, jirnyoil to the God of the Christians to li, lji lilni to \ ietory. liis foe was At tlla, Ul":.' '>1' t'li- Huns, and Childerle vowi-d if <;■ • 1 would give Uim the vic vn'.v la; would embrace llie Christian faith. 'J;:' ptaver "f a Hungarian officer before one of Hie battles fought for the IndiMiendi ii' e of Hungary in 1549 was is, , in ■ •■[ w. nut 11 -k thee. I.ord. to h-lp us, and 1 know thou wilt not lii'p the Austnans, lint if thou wilt sit mi yonder lii'i thou slialt not beashain (.,l ~f thy ehlldreii." This was the prayer of tin- "Fighting Bishop" Les ]]•. before one of the battles fought in !r. iartd- "t > Cod. for our 1111 worthiness i.',. uot tit t.i claim tli.v help, but 1" are bad our enemies are worse, and if thou seest not meet to help us Ave pray fhee help them not, but stand tb..11 I'l'iii'-r 011 this day and leave it to 1 a 11' a oi' the flesh." ') he I'll' offered before tile battle of .j,: 'by Sir Jacob Astley was, •'Thou knowest. O Lord, that I shall be v t.v busy this day, and if I forget tl.ee forget thou not me," and then the command f< llowed, "Match 011, boys!" As King 1-Mward advanced with his columns to T'.annoekburn he remarked to his aids, seeing the Scotch on their "See, they kneel. The rebels .ire a-king pardon." D'Uniphravllle was heard to remark; but it is to the King of kings. These men conquer or da? 0:1 this field." Oliver Cromwell had public prayers before going to battle on several occa sions, ns, for instance, previous to the battle of Dunbar. It is a curious fact that the English prayer book contains prayers, or at least one prayer, to be paid before going into action at sea, while nothing is provided for use be fore engagements 011 land. OLD BIRDS' NESTS. tylany Feathered Creatures Use the Same Ones Year After Year. "That common expression for worth lessness. 'It has 110 more value than n last year's bird's nest,'" said a bird fancier, "is often far from correct. The majority of our birds do leave their nests after raising a brood, but many do not, and their nests are used through a succession of years. I have known some birds to use their nests I 11 y i:-: 111 and so per sistent are they that many times the fi mas' will return even after the nest has been robbed and the mate killed. Among these u -ers of perennial nests .lire the wrens, some of the swallow family. V.uebirds, great crested tly- Cllt( h it's, s line of the owls, eagles, ohi' - k ■■ ■■ 'S am! * nne woodpeckers. "TV ' " ' to the nest each year jiinl .. nbuid it over. _ A little wren lias n ade if- in a lIOV in a tree 111 my garden and has occupi ■! it for (lie last c,,''it \ irs. K.ieli year it lias piled 011 new stu.i: iill the hole is almost fill ed up. So.lie sa\ 1. it as soon as it lie comes crowded the birds will clean it out. T Un wof a bluebird's nest that basi ben oc n upi i d for several years. It Is . : ,e female year after year, for nl I s two ti' -.ek wing feathers and Is lame. ••.iir.l.N that build in exposed situa tlons, ii • hnncrhlrds, always build anew each season, and some others t ail l f uov foi every brood. Some nev «v . . riic, c:' or lay in the nests of ot' • in' or In the sand. The cag> d 'he i l make a framework of sti <• • id > lit ' t repairs are needed. Many i r.. <' > s that you find have never been used. For instance, the tnarslt wren builds several with the idea that in the case ot' disturbance the male will attract attention to the nests other than that in which the fe male is; brooding and so shield her from enemies." An Ishmaelite of the Plains. The dead thing, wherever it lies, still remains the coyote's choicest feast. A creature without a friend, an Ishmael ite whom men and animals have com bined in despising, the ideal thief and vagabond of the animal world, this gray, gaunt figurehead of the western ■world still •nrvlves, as much the own er of his empire as he was in the days ■when his ancestors looked with cock eared astonishment and staccato ex clamations upon the .■>:], edition of Lewis and Clark feeling its way slow ly across that transmissouri wilder ness whose future was then undream ed. —James \V. Steele in Outing Maga zine. S:: f T ' ! ,g In L ? -don. SmifT taking Is n common habit anion? certain classes of the London pot r. It ; ! . ' . effects in ramblinij speech, pallid nspeot and dejected de meanor, resembling the symptoms of vhe m irpbin taker. The practice is es pecially common unions women, anil ; an observer says that women in the prisoner's duck in the police court will have their hair decorated with curl papers which contain each the pincli of snuff neetled for consolation. Its Advantage. KnicUer—' Why do you prefer serial stories? Flutter Because it's tlie only thing on the Installment plan they can't take awsiy. Not Very Flatterincj, She —Einr i is the prettiest, but Lena la the smartest. Now, which would you father marry, beauty or brninst He (very far g lie)- Neither. I'd rather marry you. Conceit ; ay puff a man up, but It aan uc.vr i tvp li.«i up.—Ru»kia. A GREAT BASEBALL SERIES. How Boston and Providence Battled In the League In 1884. Probably one of the grandest series of baseball games played by National league clubs was that between the Bostons and the Providence Grays In ISS-l. The Bostons had won the cham pionship of IS.s.M, and it was the am bition of Providence cranks, who lived only forty miles away from the Hub, to wrest the laurels away from the Bean Caters. Every game that was played between the clubs was at tended by immense crowds, and the excitement was at white heat. The first game of the series in ISR4 was one of sixteen innings and result ed in a tie. the score standing 1 to 1. The pitchers were Charley Itadbourne and .Tim Whitney, and 1U,0"0 persons saw the battle. The next day Provi dence won by a score of - to 1 In nine innings, and Charley Sweeney struck out nineteen Boston batsmen. Of the tirst eight games Boston won five and Providence three. When it came time to meet for the four final struggles the Providence team had won every series from the other league clubs and wanted to win the series from the Bostons too. Itadbourne ac cordingly was assigned to pitch in all four games on four successive days, lie was in Mn-h magnificent form that In all of the Hi'' Bostons were beaten and : d 11:11 total of one run. One of the games last d eleven innings, it v. - played in Boston and was finally won by the ltlio le Island ers by a si'oi'e of 1 t - (i. Arthur Ir win, who was the s'lonsiop for Provi dence, drove a long fly toward the right field ft >\ ad the ball went through a ho> bet 'o'i the boards. It was a four bagger and decided the game. Radbourne's wonderful pitching in tlioso (lays will never l)e forgotten by those who saw him perform. lie went Into the box game after game and pitched for nineteen consecutive con tests. It was his remarkable twirling that was instrumental in helping Prov idence to win the pennant that year. Sweeney jumped the cltib in the mid dle of the season, and Had went along single handed. One feat that was the talk of the baseball world in IKB3 was his pitching in an exhibition game at Trenton. The home club would not allow Providence to play with the regulation league ball and in sisted upon substituting another of lighter weight. Kadbourne, however, accepted the latter ball and proceeded to strike out every man who came to the bat until one man had been re tired in tin? sixth inning. Then a play er fouled the ball, which had not been done before. The pitching distance then was forty-live feet from the home plate. Work and Worry. "I am working too hard. My work is killing me." The man is mistaken. Work lines not kill. Work is medicine to the body and mind and spirit. Work is the salvation of men. Work cures a thousand ills. Worry kills, dissipation kills. Worry Is largely a matter of nerves or indigestion or liver, or it may be a quality of temperament or it may spring from envy or some other hateful habit of thought. In most cases worry is concerning tilings pure ly imaginary—tilings that cannot be helped. One of the best cures for the worry habit Is w> ,-k, hard work of body anil mind. W' -.i; requires concen tration of effort and mind. That makes one forget liis troubles. Work may bo made a Joy, and In the joy of work ing there is no room for worry. Hight living, right thinking, work—these are specifics for m > t of the ills caused by worry. Dissipation kills. Atlanta Journal. The Original New England. Not one man in a thousand living on the l'acitic coast knows that as a mat ter of fact the accents of our mother tongue were heard on the beach not far from Sail Francisco forty-one years before English was spoken on Plym outh Hock. More amusing still Is the fact that the original New England was on the Pacific coast, for Francis Drake in 1579, at the close of a month's stay, took possession of the country for his sovereign, Elizabeth, and named the new acquisition Nouva Albion (New England) because lie thought the white cliffs near what is now Point Iteyes resembled the chalk cliffs near Dover. —Outing. Men' 3 Hats In Great Britain. There is a difference of two sizes be tween the average hats worn in Bir mingham and Glasgow, and it is gen erally conceded that the average size In Birmingham is smaller than in any other town in the kingdom. Taking the whole of England, the average size of hat required by men is a 7, or nearly twe.itv-two inches In circumference; In Wales c. 7 ; is the average, the Irish man averages a 7 full, while the can nie Scot's average is 7V&.—Tailor and Cutter. Where Ignorance Was Not Bliss. A story is told f a an vho, cross ing a disused coal ii"hl late.at night, fell into nil a; ■ • '!y bottomless pit and saved himself only I >.v grasping a projecting I <vi:n. There lie clung with great ilillieiiiiy nil night, only to find when day dawned that his feet were only four inch; ; I'r.m tlie bottom. Today the Best. One of the illusions is that the pres ent hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that ev ery day Is the best day In the year. No man lias learned anything rightly until he knows that every day is doomsday.- E:i ersou. It is difficult to say who does you the most mischief, enemies with the worst intentions or friends wth the best.—Bulwer. AKF.RDEFN HERALD. MONDAY, AUGUST 12. 1907 The National Photo Company J. ANTONIUS, Manager All work is done up-to-date in real Portraits, Views and in teriors. All studio work the same either sunshine or rainy days. I'lease call and be convinced. 11l \V. Heron St. German Hotel Bldg. WHpji Your Eastern Friends doubt your tales of this country, send them Photographic Views 500 views of the Gravs Harbor country for sale at MacKenzie's Photo Co. Opposite P. O. P B fj| result will please you and HERALD PRINTERY 408 EAST WISHKAH ST. TEL. 3541 WE HAVE MOVED! MacLaffertv 6c Sons t TO • ! 311 EAST WISHKAH ST. ♦ _ '•) 4 «?> Painting and Paper Hanging, Doors and Sash, Window ♦ Shades, etc. - - - Telephone <>912 * Britain's Debt to France. One of tlit* chief debts France is ! that slie nourishes our ideas, trans- 1 forms them, makes tliem her own, just as she transplanted and transmuted ! the flower of the renaissance iu an | earlier day. With all our national van-J ity we never dispute the parentage, j It is only territory and diplomatic pros-1 tige and commerce about which we ' quarrel with our "sweet enemy."— London Academy. French Misapplied. We Americans insist on using cer- j tain French words instead of our own i good English terms, but when we in-1 va<le France we And tin l meanings we ! have attached to these borrowed j words to be incorrect. In France a depot is a warehouse fur freight; a modiste is a dressmaker, not a milli ner; dessert never means pudding or pie, bat wafers with butter or cheese. | —Travel Magazine. Substitutes. "We haven't any deviled crabs, sir," said the waiter, "I can oiler you some very idee deviled eggs." "I'mph! 1 presume if you were out of mock turtle soup you'd suggest pome very nice mock oranges?" re torted the diner, "Yes, sir," answered the waiter calmly. "At least 1 would suggest that you give them a mock trial."— Harper's Weekly. The Anchovy. The little anchovy is a fish of no small Importance, being very largely used in various sauces, besides the numbers that are preserved in pickle. It is common in the Mediterranean and Is also found on our coasts. The upper jaw of this (ish is longer than the lower one. The entire length of the fish is usually from four to live inches, but it has been seen measuring upward of seven inches. Aconite. The dangerous character of aconite ! or monkshood leaves is well known to. most grown persons, but children need Instruction to avoid those largo palm . shaped leaves which are dark green on the upper surface. This most deadly of vegetable poisons causes great depres sion. often blindness, tingling all over the body, parching and burning of the throat and stomach, and finally death ensues. Dumas and His Money. Dumas tilt? elder was not in the habit of counting liis money, but (lid once, leaving it on the mantel while he left tho room for a few minutes. When lie returned and was giving some instruc tions to a servant he mechanically counted the pieces over nealn and found a louis niissins. 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