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THE AMERICAN BOY.
To* say yon were "born here—that aettle* the matter;" Not quite; perhaps much as the marching and noise, The burning of powder, the din and the clatter On Fourth of Jnly making soldiers of boys. You see, We American standard was set Quite high at the first, and It's rising still higher; No American boy Is allowed to forget That he cannot be great through the fame of his sire. The men who are great on our history's page That speaks of our work for our first hun dred years. Whose fame Is increasing as age after age Bolls backward, to drown In the gulf of , the years, Are great from the fact that they stood for the right. Regardless of person, of place, or of pelf; They battled each evil that rose Into sight For .the good of their fellows, forgetful of self. This Is what Is expected. You may have been born In the slums of a city, or far In the West 'liongst. the shimmering plumes of the ripening coru; Or first saw the light where a king's gold en crest Overashadowed the land; where the poor turned their eyes From their hovels, far out over mountain and wave. To the sunset Republic, where liberty's ekles Smiled down on the homes of the free and the brave. Being born an American, can't be denied Gives a man a fair start on the highway of fame. Or of wealth, or whatever else he may de cide To deserve, to achieve and attach to his name. But whoever would win must be ready to work; Be must earn and secure before be may enjoy; In all the wide field there's no sheaf for the shirk*— It means this to be an American boy. You may qot be selected for perilous trips Over modhtalns and glaciers, or ihll In the van Of „the fleet for entrapping an enemy's ships. Then take to the wave* on a catamaran. Bi;t Toa most be ready, and stand by your guns, Wherever you find them, as firm as the earth, Jf.>you would be proved one of Dncle Sam's 'sons ' 'fty lawful adoption of fortunate birth. 3Mtn hold your brad high, your eyes ')Tf stars ; And stripes of our banner, your band firm 5 and sure; Y.W will win, though yon carry an enemy's , , scars— .'»filke Galahad strong because you are pure. JijVid fast for the right. Look well to your > Bullil your life of pure gold, with no grain of alloy; DA your best If you'd win yourself loftiest J ' praise, I And deserve to be called an American boy. jrrUargaret Holmes Bate*. on the ■ A Premature Fourth. • a BT WAUL neiLOf B NCIPIENT Fourth of July enthu siasm was astir as the Millville ncD commodatlon rolled into the depot, discharging a cheery-faced, portly gentle man of 50, carrying a bulging satchel. He came out on the "market street" in 4pne to get a shower-bath from a pack of firecrackers flung by a crowd of urch ins, enveloping him in a veritable "blaze of glory 1" "HI! you young Imps!" he roared--but the coterie only grinned, for their victim was chuckling as though he enjoyed the excitement, tossed them a quarter, and laughingly strolled over to the farmers' wagons lining the square. "There's the best-natured man I ever •did see!" the occupant of one was re marking as the man sauntered up. ■ "Any of these rigs going down the old Fork Road ?" he' Inquired. *,"I am," nodded the other—"thirty Silas. r • "A lift of two will suit me." \ "Jump in. I say, stranger, you're the kpamingest mortal I ever sot eyes on; rd a-chased those bothersome kids with the whip lash." "Pshaw—was a boy myself onee," re . torted the traveler. ''And—beaming? Why shouldn't I he? Just back from the Philippines, easy conscience, some money, and come home to have a jolly Fourth With ray best friends." .Rolfe Barton, an orphan from an early age, had experienced some hard knocks and single-handed, had fought his way to quite a competency. ' Two miles from Millville lived the only relatives he kmfw. They were the I'hil 1 lips and the Ames families, occupying neighboring farms— hts half-cousins. He had drifted down here a few years back, and they had made it very pleasant for him. Especially had young George Antes put himself out to entertain him, and quite naturally winsome, warm-hearted Alma Phillips discovered a friendship. A great idea came into Burton's mind; these two were made for one another. They wera very young—only sixteen then —but mutually in love. It would be the object of his life to nurture their pretty engagement. They would marry, he Would endow George with a farm, sug gesting a life-tenaqcy for himself as a compensation. ' 'Then came up the Spanish war. Burton caught the martial fever—at home—and the real malarial iu the Philippines. Now he was coming back to carry out his original plans, and was joyful as a vaca tion school boy, as he jumped down from the wagon. kindred "'Hello!" he expanded, as he neared the Phillips farm. "There's old Seth, sure! HI!" roared the great, bluff fellow, and nearly shook his cousin off the hay rake w)th the suddenness of his hall. "Well! well!" spoke the farmer, star ing. "This is a surprise!" ."Thought it about time for a wedding —see?" rollicked Burton. "So, bobbed down on you—hey?" "Wedding—who's?' crabbedly. "Who?" muttered Seth, retorted Burton. " should it be but George and Alma?" "Shet up!" shouted Phillips, savagely. "Don't mention any Georges, or Ames, or that rascally- tribe, to me!" "Eh! what'a happened here?" stared the astounded visitor. "Go up to the house. I'm busy, but'll hurry through and join you soon. Hold oh—say. Burton; you're not going down t^ sec Si Ame«?" challenged Seth rough Who UNCLE SAM CELEBRATES. of of de his to the In k *>/ . ' 4 ■O & m » £ V ,N'\ : m !*. • * ; »YV £3 \\i CA rî c ft. & <cJ o & a ßrs Wà feajn N. V © 'W-' Er One hundred and twenty-six .years old to-day, and feelin' frisky ez a kitten, b'goshl—Minneapolis Journal. b'goshl—Minneapolis Journal. "Why not?" "Then drop me—that's all! I'm throagh with that rubbish; you can't be my friend and his'n, too!" "Whew!" whistled Burton, trudging on. He sat down by the wayside, finally. His wits were askew. What, indeed, was happening? Things seemed turned all topsy-turvy! He got up as he saw a light buggy ap proaching, and recognized old Lawyer Russell. There was an interchange of greetings. The attorney stated he was going first to the Phillips farm, then on to Ames' place. "I'll go with you. Anything valuable here. Squire?" asked Burton, as he plac ed his satchel behind the seat next 1° the attorney's dopnment bag. "Nothing but ' the papers in this pes tiferous dispute between Ames and Phil lips," answered Bussell. "Because I'ye got some extra hazbard oua In my kàtchel!" half-laughed Bur ton. • i A "How's that?" "A dosen genuine double-headed (Chi nese giant fire-bombs. Brought '«ar)clèatf from Manila to celebrate Fourth of July with the Phillips kids. Looks, though,", suggested Burton, ruefully, "as if thero Isn't going to be much celebrating afound these parts!" "I fear not," gravely replied Russell. "I suppose you know the hone of conten tion between these two stubborn-headed old fellows?" "I don't, but I want to know/' assert : ed Burton. . "Well, you remember the eighty-acre atrip that lies between the two farms— belongs to the Morris estate. Last year Ned Morris leased it for ten years to Ames. Same time, unknowingly, Lida Morris leased It to Phillips. Both claim ed It. Neither would give in. They've fought like cats ..gnd dogs over their re spective claims, i suggested they use it alternate year». No go. I've got the leases in my document hag there, and I've come down to see if they won't fix the matter' up." When they reached the rhillipB farm a joyous brood of children surrounded "Uncle Rolfe." He was kept busy dis tributing newly minted dollars and agreeing to help them shoot off their fireworks, and act the festive old boy gen erally. Provided with the means of replenish ment, the children set off some of their stock In hand. Meantime, old Seth came in from the fields. Burton sat on the veranda, watching the stubborn-eyed farmer while the lawyer explained that he and Ames must compromise or go to law. "Law be it!" cried Seth. "I'll never give In.'' Bang! An awful clatter rent the air. The spot where they had left the lawyer's horse and buggy was a maelstrom of fire and detonation.. "My double-headed Chinese bombs!" cried Burton. "My legal document bag!" quavered Russell. \ This had happened: The youthful Phil lips brood had throwq some crackers into the buggy, fire had communicated to the contents, there had been an explosion, and Uncle Itolfe's cherished importations had gone up iu smoke! ♦ • . "Hurrah for the Fourth of July!" Uncle Rolfe waved hi* hat with a will. "Bht It Isn't the Fourth of July—yet!" piped a tiny nephew. "Hurrah for the third of July, then!" roared the whole-hearted visitor. "Glory 1 Buggy blown to flinders, horse run away, I.awyqr Russell scared to death,- but all the same—hurrah!" There was cause for jubilation. Uncle Rolfe had come as the good angel of the occasion. Now, fonr hours after the explosion, two shame-faced neighbors shook hands, and "made up," and meekly smiled upon happy Alma and George, cooing among the rose bushes. .' The explosion had ended "litigation," for it had blown to flinders both of the leases that made the eighty acres a bond of contention. "Two well-disposed, lifetime-friend cronies fighting over a bit of land!" ral lied Burton. "You stubborn old noodles. I'll soon settle that. Know what I'm go ing to do?" All hands looked expectant', for Uncle Rolfe val always doing something great. "I've deputized Russell to buy the eighty acres for, me. You. Seth, shall have halfi of It to till; you, Si, the other half—for a year." „ "And then?" inquired both farmers in à voice. " * ' : ' "*' rr; to-day, frisky ez a kitten, "Why, then," crowed Uncle Rolfe, rap turously. "I shall give it to George and Alma. The thing's settled—they're going to get married next Fourth of July!" George Wore False Teeth. During the latter part of his life Wash ington wore false teeth, made by a dent ist named Ureenwood. His teeth did not ni. well and pushed out his lower lip. He had a lot of trouble with his teeth, and there is in existence a copy of a letter which his dentist wrote to him a yes,- before he died. Tbe dentist tells Washington that the old set of teeth which he sent him from Philadelphia was very black, and that it must have been discolored by his soaking them in port wine or by his drinking too much port wine. He warns Washington that all wines containing acid are bad for the teeth, and advises him to' take out his teeth after dinner and put them in clean water, and should any holes he eaten in. them by the. acid, to nil them with wax and seal them tight with a piece of ted hot iron, such as a hail. He closes his letter as follows: 1 - . • "If your teeth grows blacjc, take sortie chalk and a pine or Cedar stick; it will rub off. If you want your teeth more yellow, soak them in broth or pot liquor, but not iu tea or acids. To preserve teeth they must be very often «hanged and cleaned, for whatever attacks them must be replaced as often, or it will gain ground and destroy the works. The two sets I repaired is done on a different plan thnn when entirely new, for the teeth are screwed on the barrs instead of hav ing the bars cast red hot on them, which is the reason I believe they dissolve so soon near to the,barrs." Signed your very humble servnnt, John Greenwood. Dated New York, Dec. 28, 1798. FARMER BOY CELEBRATES. / A J2 «ra [y X -2 Youth of the country wakes up to the day ol crackers aud eloquence. The Lost Chord. At a concert given at Fukenham the orchestra, which comprised a violin and violoncello, were not well up at reading from sight. A tenor,, who had been engaged lor the evening, .commenced a little oper atic selection, which entirely put the orchestra out Violin turned to cello and exclaimed: "Tom, duw thee know where the tenor be?" "Noa." '.'Well, thee keep on the open string. I'll mpuch about a bit; we'il soou find him."—London Spare Momenta. Why He Objected. He—But what does your father see In me to object to. I'd like to know? She—He doesn't see anything In you. That Is why he objects. & ♦ K « iq S TJ to 4 m V Scrofula Few art? entirely free from it. It may develop so slowly as to caam little if any disturbance during the whole period of childhood. •Jit may them produce irregularity of the stomach and bowels, dyspepsia, catarrh, and marked tendency to consumption before manifesting itself in much cutaneous eruption or glandular swelling. It is best to be sure that you are quite free from it, and for its complete eradica tion you can rely on Hood's Sarsaparilla The best of all medicines for all humors. The Consolation Prize. Louise—Alice bas quit giving bridal presents. Ethel—How queer. -eason? Louise—Well, she says when a wed ding invitation conies she feels happier if she takes some money and buys her self a new book.—Ohio State Journal. w What is ' her ADVANCE IN PRICES. Binder Twine Market Rises Half a Cent and Is Still on the Up Grade. Confirming predictions in our former comments on Rinding Twine, prices have advanced one-half cent per pound on all grades. This advance is made on the strong position of the fiber market, and indications are that pres ent prices will he maintained, although even higher prices may prevail in the very hear future. Consumption will be larger than an ticipated as, from farm papers of the Mississippi valley, a larger amount of twine than usual will be required for the oat harvest, an increase of at least 25 per cent by most conservative esti mate. Wheat straw is large and grain lodged, thus demanding more twine where only an average was looked for a few weeks since, shortage of twine in the East. . A careful canvass of the Northwest Indicates that home manufacturers are if □r This means a well prepared to take care of the market of this section, and native pride would dictate that, other things being equal, home products should be given prefer Brands with no superior in in. so ence. quality, and an excellence such as pos sessed by the C.over Leaf Brand with lower cost per 1,000 feet, also a market near at hand, dealers should not hesi tate in making up their orders, present, however, heavy shipments are being made, and orders should be placed at once as better atterttion'êan be given to early orders than where bunched so near 'harvest time At Pjauiible Enough! Ascum—How did you make out with that story you sent to the Klaptrap Magazine? Scribbler—-Rejected. I fancy it too clever. Ascum—Too clever? Scribbler —Yes. ' waB I suppose they were afraid it would distract attention from the advertising pages.—Philadel phia Press. What the Senate was Doing. A visitor at the capitol In Washing ton asked a senate doorkeeper: "What are they discussing in the Senate?" "Why, I think it's a bill to make it against the law to kill the President," he replied.—Kansas City Star. An official report gives the estimated additional cost necessary to complete Si berian railroads as $36,000,000. KERUMS GIVE WAY— PE-RU-NA GORED >. ■ jf »! >' s s w)f at lor the the lrs.X.SchneiderT> Mrs. X. Schneider, 2400 Thirty. seventh^Place, Chicago, 111., writes: "After taking several remedies without result,' I began in January, 19oa,to take your valuable remedy, Peruna. I was a complete wreck. Hgd palpitation of the heart, cold hands and feet, female weakness, appetite, trembling, sinking feeling nearly all the time. You said I was suffering with systemic catarrh, and I believe that I received your help in the nick of time, I followed your directions carefully and can say to-day that ! am well again. I cannot thank you enough for my cure. I will always be your debtor. 1 have already recom mdeded Peruna to my friends and neighbors and they all praise it. I wish that all suffering women would try it. I testify this according to the —Mrs. X. Schneider. Mrs. Fanny Klavadatscher, of Sum mitsville, N. Y., writes as follows: "For three months I suffered with pain in the back and in the no see ,, ... , region of the kidneys, and a dull, pressing sen sation in the abdomen, and other symptoms of pelvic catarrh. "But after taking two bottles of Pe runa I am entirely well, better than I ever was."—Mrs.Fanny Klavadtascher • Pend for "Health and Beauty," written especially for women by Dr." S. B. Hartman, president Hartman Sani tarium, Colunihu», Ohio. COMING EVENTS, democratic, Pocatello, Sep Idaho tember 4. Nelson (B. C.) carnival of sport, July 24-26. Lincoln county republican, Wilbur, July 10. Montana Pioneer association, Dillon, September 25. Montana undertakers' Great Falls, July 24-26. convention, Holiness association Washington meeting, Elberton, June 27 camp July 6. Biggest Vessel Afloat. The five-master now being built foi Messrs. F. Laeisz of Hamburg will, •hen completed, be the largest sailing She will be named tha w ship afioat. Preussen, her designated displacement being 12,000 tons and registered ton nage 8,000. The German built vessel exceeds in tonnage any of thaAmerb live-masters and even exceeds the seven masted steel schooner now under con struction at the yards of the Fore River Ship & Engine company at Quincy, which lias a displacement of an Mass., 10,000 tons. If He Wins. "That Eastern cashier speculated. "And, of course, was unsuccessful." "Why do you jump at that conclu sîonî" " Because they don't call it specula tion when the cashier wins."—Cleve land! Plain Dealer. M One Bird Catcher. There is but one person in all the German empire that is allowed to catch song birds, and lie secures them for col leges and institutions where questions if science are studied. A heavy fine is □laced upon any one who kills a bird □r destroys a bird's nest. So Many Da Quian—You say the cigarette fiend died suddenly? DeFonte—Yes; his life went out with a puff. CASTOR IA For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Bears the Signature of A Master Stroke. Madge (standing in street car)— Why do.you pick out that fat man to flirt With? Marjorie (aside)—When he gives up his seat we can both sit down.—New York Sun." And Put Him in the Shade. Hewitt—What became of the girl you used to say was the light of your life? Jewett—Another fellow came between me and the liglit.—Judge., CITS PermanentW Oared. Mo flu er nerronmea, 1119 after ttretanj'e aeeof Dr. Kliae'n Great Nerv« tteetorer. Bead for FRBRS-J.OO trial bottle end treat se. Da. R. H. Klin*. Ltd..9X1 Arch St» Philadelphia, P* Why suffer yourself, or let others suffer pain when relief may be had at once by using Hamlin's Wizard Oil. There has been erected in the works of the Bethlehem Steel company a steam hammer four stories high, which strikes a blow of 125 tons. BAD BLOOD, BAD COMPLEXION. Thé skin is the seat of an almost end less variety of diseases. They are known by various names, but are all due to the cause, acid and other poisons in the blood that irritate and interfere with the proper action of the skin. To have a smooth, soft skin, free from all eruptions, the blood must be kept pure and healthy. The many preparations of arsenic and potash and the large number of face powders and lotions generally used in this, class of diseases cover up for a short time, but cannot remove per tnanently the ugly blotches and the red, disfiguring pimples. Etornal vlgllanco la the prioo of a boautlful complexion when such remedies are relied Mr. H. T. 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Dark Hair " 1 have used Ayer's Hair Vigor for a great many years, find al though I am past eighty years of age, yet I have not a gray hair in my head." Geo. Yellott, Towson, Md. We mean all that rich, dark color your hair used to have. If it's gray now, matter; for Ayer's Hair Vigor always re stores color to gray hair. Sometimes it makes the hair grow very heavy and long; and it stops falling of tne hair, too. SI.OS ■ bottle. All 4r*ffM*. no your druggist cannot supply you, send us one dollar and we will expraaa you a bottle. Be sure and give tbe name of your nearest express ollToe. Address, J. C. AVER CO., Low*ll, Mass, If rate® 'Jr I'J " HOW ABOUT IT? When you strike a stump with the ordinary push cut mower, somethin* happens about as shown in the above illustration, and they are all push cuts, and all will do this except the Champion D/aw Cut Mower. This serves to show that pressure against the bar will raise the wheels from «round, decrease traction and cutting power, with the Cham* pion Draw Cut the <*outrary is the result—prea* "ure against the ba* in heavy cutting gives downwurd pull, holding the wheels tighter to the ground, increased traction, more power, timkin<; the most powerful cutter on the mar ket. This fact stands undisputed, and if you want the best mower made, buy the Champion Draw Cut. I Bend for book of testimonial letters Dram htm* dreds of delighted customers all over Oregon, Washi ngton and Idaho. MITCHKLL, LEWIS «ft BTAVKR CO., General Agents, Portland, Or Pa'* Idea of Ship«. * "What is an airship, pa?" • "A ship that puts on airs, my son." "Is a airship, like other ships, called 'she?' " "Certainly; didn't I just say that an airship was a ship that pat on airs? —Smart Set. >> BANKING BY MAIL. A Convenient and Helpful System for Rural Residents.' Special attention is called to the Bn nouncement of the Portland Trust Com puny of Oregon, which appears in another column. This is a very old and well established trust company, and its certificates of deposit are in use throughout Oregon, as well as in Cali forma. Maryland, Wisconsin and other points. Farmers and stockmen, who have money lying idle, can by the use of these certificates get interest up to the very date'on which they withdraw the money. If, for example, a farmer had to make a payment on the 15th of December, and lie held one of the Port land Trust Company of Oregon's 90 day certificates, he could give notice on the 15th of t-eptember, and would re coive his money on the 15th of Decern her, with interest up to that very date. The trust company will he glad to furn ish additional information upon reqaest. a of is Must Be. They were both lier friends, of course, "Do you think," asked he, "that she is as old as she looks?" "She tries not to look it, Bhe,"so she must be." " replied Feminine per spicacity transcends mascuilne reason ing. » t Noisy Sunset. Scene, a garrison town ; time, sunset. Old Lady Visitor (startled as the gun is fired at sunset)—Dear me! What's that? Native—Oh, it's only the sunset! Old Lady—Why, does your sun set here with a bang like that? It goes down quietly enough at our place.— London Tit-Bits. Jt (Jures While kuu wain. Allen's Foot-Ease makes tight and new shoes feel easy It is a certain cure for sweating, cal lous and swollen, tired,hot, aching feet. Try it 0lla ï- A/ all dru ggists, ZSc. Trial pack age mall» r REE. Adress Allen 8. Olmsted, LeRoy, ed N. Y. Conscientious, % ■ "So you won't chop the wood?" "No, lady," answered Meandering Mike, in a tone of deep sorrow, a kleptomaniac. I'm afraid I might steal some of it."—Washintgon Star. Mothers will find Mrs. Winslow's Sooth ing Syrup the best remedy to use for their children during the teething period. Washington republican convention, Tacoma, September 10. "I'm