SPOKE 'OUT LOUD'
Presidential Language Emphatic
in the Extreme.
Under the Circumstances, However, It
Will Be Understood, Not Intended
/ for Publication.
Cleveland us not a master of
scholarly eloquence, like Wilson, or of
vigorous gram, like Roosevelt; yet
on occasion he could be fluent and on
occasion witty. Of the two dotes
thai follow the first shows bis fluency,
-,;,, second his wit.
Mr. Jefferson Winter, namesake of
the famous actor, Joseph Jefferson,
who was Cleveland's Intimate friend
and fellow angler, tells the Ural story
—Cray Cables, the Cleveland home,
and Crow's nest, the home of the ''•'
--fersons, were not far apart. While Mr.
Winter was visiting at Crow's Nest
the men went fishing.
Toward sundown, he -ay-, we went
from lie' bass grounds where we had
been fishing to a little lake hidden in
woods, owned by Jefferson and stocked
by him with trout. There We were
joined by John (J. Carlisle, Cleve
land's secretary of the treasury; tall,
lank, pale-faced, saturnine, garbed in
black, wearing a "plug hat" ami en
ergetically chewing tobacco —the very
picture of an old time country lawyer.
Cleveland anil Jefferson put out upon
the lake in a small boat, while Mr
Carlisle and 1 remained on the bank.
Cleveland, as is well known, was an
Immense bulk of a man —a sort of
colossal Cap'n Cuttle, he appeared to
me. lie and Jefferson stood in the
boat, almost back to back, and while
both were casting at the same mo
ment they came violently into col
lision, stern on. The result was that
Jefferson plunged overboard on one
side, and Cleveland, making a vain ef
fort to seize and save him, Inst his
own balance and toppled over on the
other, 1 have heard some strikingly
i final, graphic and vigorous lan
guage tirst and lust; but i have never
heard anything to equal the impromp
tu dialogue between those two really
affectionate ironies, clinging to oppo
site sides of the half-submerged flat
Carlisle observed the aquatic disas
ter with exemplary calm and listened
to the Interlocution With attentive ami
manifest admiration. Then he turned
a twinkling eye upon me and blandly
remarked : "Most eloquent, but wholly
Bo much for Cleveland's fluency;
now for his wit. Nit eloquent, but by
no means idle, was Cleveland's brief
answer to a telegram that he re
ceived while visiting at Crow's Nest
during the light for the Democratic
nomination In 1892,
It was from a senator, himself an
aspirant for the presidency, who had
the political audacity, not to speak
of personal Impertinence, to tele
graph to th.. leading candidate: "The
time has now come for you, in the in
terest of your parly, to withdraw from
this contest." Cleveland showed the
message to his host
"What answer shall you make?" Jef
Without a word Cleveland took the
telegraph blank, turned it over and
wrote the reply on the back and he
fore giving it to Hie waiting messenger
handed it again to Jefferson. This
was his message:
"Somebody has been taking an un
pardonable liberty with your name.
It was the neatest of rebukes, ami
the most Impossible to resent. —
No Cherries Without Birds.
Of course, there wouldn't be any
cherries it' there were no song birds,
The bird puts the cherries on the tree,
why shouldn't be cut his own cherry?
The farmer only holds a second mori
gage on that cherry. He may think
otherwise and kill the bird; then the
bird won't get the cherry nnd neither
will the farmer, The worm will gel
the cherry; the aphis, the slug, the
mite, the blight, will gel the cherry,
and the farmer's second mortgage will,
according to John Burroughs, shrink
In other words, were the millions
'*' bushels of bugs which the song
birds consume for food In one season
released, the formats and cror^ would
be presently wiped out, and with them
the life of the people.- Ban Francisco
Advance Guard of Tremors.
In the theory that the movements of
the earth's crust constituting an earth*
quake begin on ii very small scale, to
be followed inter by the greater ad*
justments thai do the damage. Orlls
L. Kennedy of San Bernardino, Cnl.,
believes that he can ,glve earthquake
warnings by observing the cracks in
layers of cement, put down In certain
California districts. "It is asserted
that lii this way Mr. Kennedy pre
dicted the quake that destroyed part
of Hemet and San Jacinto, Cal.. some
thing more than a year ago. He Is
now planning to construct a ribbon
of cement about a foot thick and
1,000 feet long for laboratory pur
"Hiram," said Mrs. Corniossel, "you ',
don't take as much Interest in politics i
ss you did last summer."
"Yes. I do," replied her husband.
"But the new hired man is such a fin
talker I'm afraid to say anything that
'might start him for fear he'll den.and
the salary of a lecturer."
DOES NOT BELONG IN CITY
When the Arabian Musical Instrument,
the Arghul, Corner to Town,
In Cairo the arghtil is played nt
night in the old city, and /on the
streets of the underworld, lending Its
note and interpret,it ion to love songs
that somehow follow when everything
else in life has been lost or 101 l be
hind, writes Robert Hamilton Rucker
in Asia Magazine. At an Arabian
cafe an old man from the street will
play and young men will sing while
the coffee Is being made. The arghul
siiiKs with eat ii and talks with each.
sympathises, understands and seems so
earnest as to make one half believe
that the young man is singing* from
his own heart and thai tin arghul,
long accustomed to such confidence,
knows it full well.
But, like man} of the country bred.
it seems to degenerate when It comes
to town. It falls upon evil ways; it
sings of love to the loveless! it hovers
about the low cafes. Its friend, the
tahlu— more pretentious, and perhaps
more astute —changes Its name when
it comes to town and does not appear
alone at nighl ln 'lark, unfrequented
streets. It is known as the tlarabukeh,
and Is seen in the high class cafes
where favorites dance to the music
It brings. it has more rhythm than
melody; much volume but little feel
ing. It talks from the bead and sings
to the feet.
Hut the arghul is all sentiment nnd
sympathy. Its place is the desert; Its
heine, we knew HS we listened there
on Hie rugs in front of our tents, is
In the wastes of the snndj plain and
the stillness of the starlit night.
ENDS SHOULD BE VARNISHED
Agricultural Department Tells How
to Prevent Door From Sticking
on Damp Days.
A door which sticks to the frame
j every damp day is not conducive to
I unruffled feelings on the part of those
i who use It. The forest products lab
oratory of the United Suites Depart
ment of Agriculture at Madison, Wis.,
lias made public a method which obvi
ates the difficulty^
Wood specialists there say that the
fact that the top and bottom edges
of a door are practically always left
unflnshed is largely responsible for
its troublesome hain't of swelling ami
shrinking. The exposed ends of the
vertical stiles give the most bother,
because wood picks tip or gives off
i moisture more rapidly through stir-
I faces cut across the grain than
1 through those cut parallel to the
If the floors in a house are to
shut easily and lit tightly, It is im
portant that their top and bottom
edges be protected by paint or var
nish, if It is necessary to relit the
| door after it is hum;, the freshly ex-
J posed surface should he reflnlshed at
Used Nature's Gifts.
There are no judications that in re
mote time either oil or pis was put
to much practical use as modern
people understand that term, but there
is little doubt that priests of the fire
worshiping cult which nourished in
old Persia made "good things" out of
the phenomena! Not far from Beku
are the ruins of a temple of the cult
which is believed to have been in ex
istence for more than 2,500 years.
Tower beacons and altars are provided
witii channels concealed in the mason
ry, which demons) that gasflttillg
in not a craft of modern birth. These
channels led from fissures in the
earth which once furnished natural
gas. To lids temple came pilgrims
from all parts of the East as late as
'lie eighties of the last century. He
sides the walls of the temple today
stands a modern refinery, furnishing an
emphatic contrast in the old and new
uses of Nal tire's gift ol oil and pis.
"Dear Maine: What you asked me
about did 1 love Charlie, well, dear, it's
this way. I'm afraid if I don't take
him I'll be sorry, and If l do I'll re
gret it. because I can't live without
him any more than I expect I'll be
aide to live with him. it's just so
exciting being miserable until I'm hap
py, that If I ain't in love with him I
might as well find it out one way as
another, and so we're going to get
married if I don't change my mind,
and It I do, the Lord have mercy on
my soul, Maine, because lie's an awful
lemon if be has got a Job! So that's
how it Is, dearie, and they tell me
It's just perfectly natural, like the
•Til send you an Invitation, and
when you see me walking down the
lisle with him, for the love of Mike.
Marne, don't giggle. This is too darned
serious for you to act like you feel
|l. kt*- MINNIE."
America Is a wonderful country,"
said the distinguished visitor as the
ship was landing.
"Yes." ventured the Intrepid inter
; viewer; "but it isn't nearly as extra
l ordinary as you gentlemen from
at.road make It appear when you write
your tirst impressions of it."
"Am I right in surmising that you
j have something of serious import to
■ say to my daughter?"
"Oh, uo, sir. I'm merely going to
propose .0 her. I'll talk over tiie seri
ous details with you after the
j wedding."- Detroit Time*.
The Sheep-Herder's Pay.
A telegram from Kallspell, Mont, (a
town of wide horizons and wide-arched
sky .it.' foxglove blue)' brings sad
news nnd good. The wages of sheep
herders have fallen with a dull thud
from $100 a month to $60, but the
number of herders is just the same.
r..t here Is a life where the wage
never wan In cash, hut rather In that
satisfaction men get from far and
lonely places, where no elevated trains
rattle overhead, nnd no shrill urchins
are •"shagged" bj the police. To the
sheep-herder the prairie nnd the roll
ing lowlands must ever he tin." sea to
him who longs for the sea, This week
and next the little wagons will go off.
one by one, Into the loneliness nnd de
light of vast Montana. Even at only
$60 per month many will flick their
whip ns they start nnd say: "This is
the life—Christian Science Monitor.
Day of Force Is Gone.
The real dictator lias small right for
existence these days. This strong-arm
stuff is associated with the assassin's
method and doesn't reach Into man's
reason. Anything thai is put through
bj brute force Is doomed to failure.
To be sure it may live a temporary ex
istence, but sooner or later it is go
ing to run the gamut of reason nnd
public opinion. In some sections this
is tit low ebb, Hut taken the nation
over, you will find thai there is more
thinking on things thai affect the fam
ily larder and the after-supper com
fort than most folks realise. It's a
mistake to apply methods that suit
Russians In a land of freedom like
America where liberty is part of the
national Inheritance. —Grit.
He Wished to Know.
"The extravagance of the city wom
en is terrible," dismally said Deacon
Droan, who was just back from the
Big Burg. "Wherever I went in Kan
sas City 1 saw them wearing costly
silk stockings on every hand, and—"
"On every hand I" astoondedly ejacu
lated Aimer Appledry. "Then, what
in tunkeft were they a wearing on
their—er-h'm ! —limbs —Kansas City
Nc Cause for Alarm.
Young Patrick (kidding red-haired
girl) Say, Sue, don't come too close
to me; I might catch fire.
Sue Don't worry, Patty; green
things don't burn easily.—Houston
August Bargain News
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Fresh Salted Peanuts, per pound 20c „ M ,_.„ „ T . $1.69 per yard
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Harvest Blankets- $I"s ° » resses at Less Than Half
One lot Children's Cloth and $1.25 and $4 75 Pri('''-
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Men's Harvest Gloves- Brassieres 49c and 65c
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