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fhe Rain They Wrought While
Smarting Under Critieiani.
By no 1110:1ns unusual was the de
struction of the Borglum angels in the
Cathedral of St. John the Divine by the
sculptor himself while smarting under
the criticism that there were no male
angels shown.
(Jerome, the famous French sculptor,
had been working for weeks on the clay
model of a group representing Spring.
It had almost reached completion when
the artist became convinced that the
treatment was wrong, and in a minute
he had beaten the entire group into a
shapeless mass of damp clay.
Hogarth destroyed a picture which
had been somewhat severely criticised
by one of his friends, but the most spec
tacular destruction Is related of Char
tran, who for a time had a studio In
New York. He was visited by the hus
band of an American woman whose
portrait he was painting, $5,000 being
the agreed price. The husband, while
admitting it to be a splendid work of
art. declared that he could see abso
lutely no likeness to his wife in the pic
tured face. Chartran laid down his
brush and. taking out his penknife, slit
the canvas into ribbons, after which he
bowed his critic out. It afterward de
veloped that the man was disparaging
the portrait merely in the hope of ob
taining a reduction In the price.
Common Abuse of the Verba to Get,
to Lay and to Lie.
The verb to get is one of our much
misused words. It means to acquire,
win, obtain, and primarily it signifies
the putting forth of effort to attain
something. Consequently it is not only
superfluous, but Incorrect, to speak of
a man as "getting drowned" or "get
ting sick." and you may unfortunately
"have a cold," but it is impossible that
you "have got a cold." At this mo
ment no exceptions occur to the writer
to the rule that got should never be
used in connection with have, which
alone sufficiently expresses possession.
Say "I have the picture," not "I have
got the picture." "The dog has a
broken leg," not "The dog has got a
broken leg."
The irregular verbs lay and lie are
frequently confounded. Lay is an ac
tive or transitive verb, and lie is pas
sive or intransitive. We lay things
down or have laid them down, but we
and tilings lie at rest. You lie down,
have lain down, will lie down or are
lying down; she lay down yesterday
and is going to lie down this afternoon.
A frequent error is to confound the
past tenses of these verbs. One should
say, "Mary laid the book on the table
and lay down herself," but the book
lies on the table.
How It la Affected by the Use of
Mixed Fatty Foodn.
The stomach never Ims the least pow
er of digesting true fat. This is dis
posed of in the intestines. When eat
en in the ordinary forms, as fat meat,
butter, etc., the fat separates out in
the stomach and does not in the least
interfere with the work of the gastric
juice on the other food, but when a
Don fatty food has been intimately mix
ed with grease the latter prevents the
gastric juice getting at the food it
could digest. Fish fried in oil or but
ter is by no means the most marked
example, as the fat does not penetrate
very deeply. Potatoes mashed with
butter are rather worse, and minced
vegetables fried with butter are bad
offenders. The reason advanced ex
plains why pork is difficult of diges
tion. The muscular fibers are mixed
up with fat cells, and by the liberation
of tlu' oil in each tiny cell the eaten
pork Is made into an oily paste. A
very strong stomach will do the work
required, but it is not a fair task to
impose frequently, and a weak stom
ach will refuse to do anything beyond
reminding its owner by a few stabs
that it will not stand such treatment
Webster's Portrait.
Daniel Webster once sat for his por
rtait to G. P. llealy, and the senator's
remark when he surveyed the complet
ed picture became one of the artist's
favorite anecdotes in after years. "I
think." said Webster as he looked at his
counterfeit presentment, "that is a face
I have often shaved." Healy found
Andrew Jackson a disagreeable and
unwilling "subject," and he compensat
ed himself by painting Old Hickory
with absolute fidelity to nature, not
glossing a single defect. The portrait
gives Jackson an ugly, savage and pal
lid face.
Napoleon's Poison.
A curious detail of Napoleon Bona
parte's costume was the religious care
with which he kept hung around his
neck the little leather envelope, shaped
like a heart, which contained poison
that was to liberate him in case of ir
retrievable reverses of fortune. This
poison was prepared after a recipe that
CabanaJa had given to Corvisart, and
after the year ISOB the emperor never
undertook a campaign without having
his little packet of poison.
Mm Wan Tender.
"Young Mr. Softy paralyzed Dr. Sim
ton when he went to be vaccinated,"
observed Gaswell to Dukane.
"How was that?"
"He asked the doctor to put him un
der the Influence of anaesthetics."
A Pnrslarbted Girl.
"I will work night and day to make
you happy," he said.
"No," she answered thoughtfully,
"don't do that Just work during the*
day and atay at home at night"
Patting yourself on the back is a dlf.
flcnlt ttiah sefdom done gracefully.
Be Hag Invented One Which Win
Snatain a Large Weight.
Kiteflying is not always mere boys'
play. No less a philosopher and scl«-
entist than Benjamin Franklin, the bi
centenary of whose birth is being cele
brated this mouth, indulged in It. As
a boy Franklin was a great swimmer,
and he invented a kite which, when he
lay on his back and floated, would pull
him across a lake in which he was ac
customed to bathe. Later in life he
made the famous kiteflying experiment
by means of which he discovered that
lightning and electricity were the same.
Curiously enough, a great electrical In
ventor of our own time, Professor Alex
ander Graham Bell. Is interested in
kites. He has developed the kite to the
point where it will sustain a weight of
over 200 pounds and remain stationary
In the air long enough to have several
! pictures taken. The kite which will do
this is named the Frost King, and Ik
recently lifted a man named Neill Mo
Dearmid, weighing IGS pounds, to s,
height of thirty feet and supported him,
The Frost King carried, In addition to
i McDearmid, a rope ladder and flying
j lines weighing sixty-two pounds, and
I its own weight is sixty-one pounds, so
j that a weight of 288 pounds was ku»
! tained altogether. This kite is com
j posed of 1,300 tetrahedrul cells. A tet
; rahedon in geometery is a solid figurt
i Inclosed or bounded by four triangles.
| The cells give the Frost King a total
I area of 752 square feet of silk, or *
j supporting surface of 440 square feet
Seven years ago Professor Bell an
{ nounced that he hoped to be able to
J construct a kite which would carry a
| man and a motor engine in a ten mile
j breeze at the rate of ten miles an hour.
| He feels encouraged by the success re
j eently attained to continue experiment 1 *.
| The Santo Domlngro Situation and
the New President.
Ramon Caceres, the new head of the
| government of Santo Domingo, suc
i ceeded to the presidency when Presl-
I dent Morales fled from the capital of
) the Dominican republic. He was tho
| Incumbent of the office of vice presi
j dent, and when the flight of Morales
j left the presidency vacant the cabinet
i Issued a proclamation declaring Gen
j eral Caceres president. The incident
I ■
involves no change in the dominant
party in Santo Domingo. The party
known as the Horacia, or peace party,
has controlled the government for some
time and in the last election received
many increases in strength. The cabi
net representing this party has domi
nated the presidential office owing to
the peculiarity of the Dominican con
stitution, and as Morales was ambi
tious to conduct his own government
he fell under the suspicion of disloyal
ty to his cabinet and party and was
also suspected of intending to join the
opposition, or Jim Inez faction. The
change in the head of the government
was not accompanied by fighting at
the capital, though encounters have
since occurred outside of it The mem
bers of the cabinet retained their places
and discharged their functions, aa
usual. Collection of customs and or
derly transaction of business went on
as before. The situation is of special in
terest in this country on account of the
treaty pending in the United States
senate providing for American super
vision of the collection of customs in
Santo Domingo and the payment *f
foreign debts from each fond*
A Deeiaion That Stood the Teat of
All Time.
There was a dispute among three
ladies as to which had the most beau
tiful hand. One sat by a stream and
dipped her hand into the water and
held it up, another plucked strawber
ries until the ends of her fingers were
pink and another gathered violets until
her hands were fragrant. An old, hag
gard woman, passing by, asked, "Whc
will give me a gift, for I am poor?" All
three denied her, but another who sat
near, unwashed In the stream, un
stained with fruit, unadorned with
flowers, gave her a little gift and satis
fied the poor woman, and then she ask
ed them what was the dispute, and
they told her and lifted up before her
their beautiful hands. "Beautiful In
deed," said she when she saw them,
but when they asked her which was the
most beautiful she said, "It Is not the
hand which is washed clean In the
brook, it Is not the hand that is tipped
with red, it is not the hand that is gar
landed with fragrant flowers, but the
hand that gives to the poor is the most
beautiful." As she said these words
her wrinkles fled, her staff was thrown
away and she stood before them an
angel from heaven, with authority to
decide the question in dispute, and that
decision has stood the test of all time.
They Were Once Very Common and
Very Popular In Europe.
Lotteries were common in ancient
Rome, and during the middle ages lot
teries were utilized by the Italian mer
chants for the disposal of their goods.
Some of the Italian states then adopted
the lottery as a means of raising reve
nue, and the institution of state lot
teries afterward became very com
mon and very popular throughout Eu
The earliest English state lottery of
which there is any record was in 15G9,
when 40,000 chances were sold at 10
shillings each, the drawing taking
place in the west door of St. Paul's
The prizes consisted of articles of
plate, and the profits were employed
for the repair of certain harbors. Early
In the reign of Queen Anne private lot
teries were suppressed "as public nui
sances," but government lotteries, how
ever, were still maintained, and from
1709 to 1824 considerable sums were
annually raised in lotteries authorized
by acts of parliament.
The average yearly profit to the gov
ernment from 1793 to 1824 was over
£340,000. On the ground of injury to
public morals lotteries of all kinds
were abolished in England in 1826.—
London Saturday Review.
No One Can Grow While Hla
Thought* Are Self Centered.
Forget yourself. You will never do
anything great until you do. Self con
sciousness is a disease with many.
No matter what they do, they can nev
er get away from themselves. They
become warped upon the subject of
self analysis, wondering how they
look, how they appear, what others
will think of them and how they can
enhance their own interests. In other
words, every thought and every effort
seems to focus upon self; nothing radi
ates from them.
No one can grow while his thoughts
are self centered. The sympathies of
the man who thinks only of himself
are soon dried up. Self consciousness
acts as a paralysis to all expansion,
strangles enlargement, kills aspiration,
cripples executive ability. The mind
which accomplishes things looks out
not in; it is focused upon Its object,
not upon itself.
The immortal acts have been uncon
sciously performed. The greatest pray
ers have been the silent longings, the
secret yearnings of the heart, not those
which have been delivered facing a
critical audience. The daily desire la
the perpetual prayer, the prayer that
Is heard and answered.—Success.
What the Blind See.
"I can always tell when people artt
looking at me." said a blind man. "In
deed, nearly all blind persons can tell
when people are looking at them. 1
have always about me a soft golden
glow of light When people whom I
like come into my presence this glow
becomes paler, lovelier. When those I
dislike are about the glow is darkened
and besmirched. I can tell what kind
of characters people have by the touch
of their hands. There is individuality
In the touch. A man's touch shows me
whether he is alert or sluggish, cold
or passionate, kind or cruel."
Stone In the Heart.
A Greek woman employed In the
American hospital in Caesarea, Turkey,
was stirred by a revival. She straight
way asked leave to visit a woman
whom she had injured and to whom she
had not spoken for ten years. When
she trudged through the snow three or
four miles to ask her "enemy's" for
giveness her relatives were sure she
had gone daft, but the next day, when
she came back to the hospital, she said,
"We made peace, and the stone In my
heart is gone."
Hot Bo Resourceful as Most Girls.
Nell—Some of our proverbs are so
ridiculous. For instance, "Where ig»
norance is bliss"— Belle—What's the
matter now? Nell-Why, you know,
Charlie gave me my engagement ring
last week, and I simply can't find out
bow much it cost him.—Philadelphia
Hot Altogether Unsuccessful.
Bobby—Went fishing yesterday in
stead of going to school. Tommy-
Catch anything? Bobby—Not until 1
got home.
A Hard Earned Dollar.
The late Patrick A. Collius, mayor of
Boston, studied law at Harvard. A
Harvard man said of him:
"Collius was above all things a friend
of progress. The progress of woman
delighted him. He was glad to see wo
man educating herself from a shut in
and subordinate place in the household
into a free and equal partnership with
her husband there.
"He liked to see a wife treated liber
ally and reasonably. Nothing angered
him more than to see a coarse, low wit
ted brute of a man domineering over a
woman twice his superior in quickness
and intelligence.
"On the subject of household ex
penses I heard him tell a committee of
women once about a certain home mis
sionary movement
"In this movement every participant
was to contribute a dollar that she had
earned herself by hard work.
"The night of the dollar's collection
came, and various and droll were the
stories of the money's earning. One
woman had shampooed her hair, an
other had baked doughnuts, another
had got newspaper subscriptions, and
so on.
"The chairwoman turned to a hand
some woman In the front row.
" 'Nvw, madam, it is your turn,' she
said. 'How did you earn your dollar?'
" 'I pot it from my husband,' she an
" 'Oh.' said she. 'From your husband?
There was no hard work about that.*
"The woman smiled faintly.
" *liou don't know my husband,' she
A Versatile Young Artist.
A story is related of the late Dr.
Field, whose memory is cherished by
hundreds of Bangor people because of
bla good deeds. The reverend doctor
was exceedingly fond of children and
was always interested in their studies
and pastimes. One day Dr. Field called
on one of his lady parishioners to dis
cuss parish work. The lady's little
daughter was In the room, and Dr.
Field noticed that the child was h>
tently marking on a small slate. Thy
reverend gentleman asked the child
what she was doing and received the
reply, "Drawin'." "Let me see what
you are drawing," asked Dr. Field.
And the little girl immediately prof
fered the slate. "Why, witwt is this
you're drawing?" asked Dr. Field.
"That's a picture of you," was the an
swer. "Well, now, 1 don't think that
looks anything like me," said Dr.
Field. The little girl looked at. the fig
ure on the slate for a moment and then,
entirely unabashed, said, "Well, never
mtnd; let's put a tall on it and call it a
horse."—Bangor Commercial.
If All Wives Would Believe.
Chairman Shouts of the isthmian ca
nal commission said the other day in
Illustration of woman's credulity:
"A young man entered the drawing
room of the girl whom he was soon to
" 'Oh, John,' she said, 'father saw
you this morning going into a pawn
broker's with a large bundle.'
"John flushed. Then he said in a low
"Yes, that Is true. I was taking the
pawnbroker some of my old clothes.
You see, he and his wife are frightful
ly hard up.'
" 'Oh, John, forgive me!' exclaimed
the young girl. 'How truly noble you
are!' "—New York Tribune.
The Major and the Walter.
Vanity Fair recently told a story of
Major Evans Gordon which proves that
hU powers as an Interpreter cannot be
regarded as unlimited. He entered a
small restaurant in Marseilles with a
friend who spoke no French. To the
major fell the ordering of dejeuner.
No butter accompanied the hors d'oeu
vres. "Du bwurre," demanded the ma
jor. The waiter stared. "Du beurre,
s'll vous plait." The waiter cocked an
expectant ear, but remained puzzled.
"Du beurre!" thundered the major for
the third time. "Beg pardon, sir, but
'ave you ordered your beer?" said the
waiter—Dundee Advertiser.
P. L. Hutchlns, the cotton expert,
was praising an apt and witty speech.
"It reminded me," he said, "of a
scene in a magistrate's court that 7
taw in my boyhood.
"An old man was haled before a
magistrate for stealing chickens, ana
the latter said sternly to him:
" Ton are charged with robbing hen
roosts, Ay friend. Have you any wit
"The veteran smiled calmly as he re
"•No, sir. In my country we don't
rob henroosts before witnesses."* —
Mew York Tribute.
An Apt Answer.
BAKER CITY, Ore., February 7.—
H. E. West, 30 years of age, a railroad
man of La Grande who had been *i(J3
Baker City the past few days out of
work, became despondent Monday night
and committed suicide at the Crabill
hotel in this city by taking an over
dose of morphine. He had a wife anl
family l'ving at La Grande. West left
a letter for his wife stating that he
had nothing to live for and his dying
Would help the family by leaving in
surance money to them. His wife ar
rived at Baker City this morning,
prostrated by the shock. It is said
that their married life had always been
of the most pleasant order. The
coroner's jury at noon today returned
a verdict of death by committing sui
cide, from taking an overdose of mor
Talking machines. Victor, Edison,
Columbia Zanophone at Stanley's.
Always Remember the Pull *
j axctive jjromo Quinine (VLJy on every
§ During the month of February w© will sell our entire line of X
▼ at half price, regardless of cost. This is done to make room for our 4
f new and up-to-date line which is due to arrive about March Ist and I
T is a rare opportunity for you to buy good stationery for less than the T
X manufacturers' price.
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Have yot* any Maga
zines to bind ?
Have yot* any Special
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made ?
Have yot* any Special
Rulings ?
About March I, 1906, The
Statesman Company will have
installed the most tip-to-date
plant between Portland and Salt
Lake, prepared to do all kinds
Will make anything from a
Visiting Card to the Largest
Ledger used by the County or
City of Walla Walla, f Keep
your money at home by bring
ing your work to us. We can
do it and produce the finest at
fair prices.
The public is hereby notified that I
will not be responsible for any bills
contracted in my name unless upon a
written order signed by myself.
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