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AMD SHE LEFT HIM GASPING.
Grass Widower on Summer Picnic Had Something to Think About. "I don't believe men will ever get broad-minded enough," said the little widow, "to allow women the same privileges that they demand. For ex ample, the other night I met a dapper little fellow who was telling how he and hiss wife were separated for the summer. Some slight altercation. He was going back to her in the fall, but meantime he was going to have a pic nic. The city and a baby carriage and a rubber plant for him in the fall; but this summer! Well, never mind! He had a lovely girl with him and showed her exaggerated attention. " 'Look here,' I said to him, 'you have the prettiest wife in town. What do you suppose she is about this sum mer?' " 'She is at home behaving herself like a little woman,' said he, decidedly, 'just as she should do.' '"Well, anyway,' I casually re marked, just to be devilish, 'I saw her the other night at a party. In the hilarity of the moment she arose and turned a double somersault.' "Whew! it was worth the price of admission to see that dapper little fel low foam at the mouth." STONE IS NATURAL BAROMETER. Its Properties Accounted For in Scien tific Manner. There is a stone called "Semaknir," found in northern Finland in con siderable abundance, which is a nat ural barometer, foretelling probable changes in the weather. In dry, fine weather the stone is of a dark gray color mottled with white spots, but before aprpoaching showers or thick mists it blackens all over, most con spicuously at the spaces which were previously white, and gradually re turns to its former state as the weath er improves. Its prophetic warnings are regarded by many as having a su pernatural origin, but a recent analy sis of the stone shows that there is nothing whatever mysterious in its actions. Ic is composed of a ground mass of clay and fossilized organic matter, with a little rock salt and niter scattered throughout In grains and small patches. These salts ab sorb the aerial moisture as it in creases in amount, and dissolve in it, forming black surface films, while they regain their white color as the drier atmosphere evaporates the moisture from them. Coin Behind St. Mark's Mosaic. During the work of restoration of the Basilica of St Mark's an impor tant discovery was made. - In the ce ment which attached: the mosaics in the "Tribune of the Patriarch to the wall, a small copper coin, very an cient, called a "quartarolo" of the Doge Dandolo, was "found, thus show ing that at least part of the building' of the Basilica took 'place in the glo rious period of the Venetian republic, oetween 1192 and 1205. ! It seems evi dent that the coin fell into the cement from the clothing of; one Of the work men, and remained there for seven centuries, as this is 'the first time that the mosaic has been removed since its original setting. The small coin, "which in itself is very valuable, be cause of its rarity, has been placed in the historical technical museum ol the Basilica, where everything is gathered which may determine and illustrate the history of the building of the cathedral. WHITE SPRUCE AS WINDBREAK. The Dungeons of Naples. While working under the street level of the Arch of Alfonso d'Arogona the workmen came upon a sort of cel lar which opened out onto galleries. A11 wera strongly built of stone, and In the dim light the explorers were for a lon tin" at a loss how to ex plain the mystery. It was revealed at last by the aid of candles, which ex hibited on the walls rude drawings and despairing invocations for divine aid evidently from men in prison some doomed to death and others tc hopeless confinement. Chance had brought to the light of day those abodes of horror and misery, the un derground dungeons of the old king dom of Naples. In Many Ways It Is the Best Tree for That Purpose. As a windbreak, as a shelter for buildings or as a screen for unsightly objects, white spruce is particularly good. Its ability to stand the trials of bleak winds is well assured, and it is unquestionably the most hardy of the native spruces. The white spruce is a quick growing tree, ranking next to the Norway spruce or the white pine in that re spect. This tree usually grows 60 to 70 feet in height, but occasionally reaches 150 feet. The color of the foliage is a light, glaucous green, and when young it forms an elegant tree of a regular conical shape. Its habit is dense, the branches and foliage making an almost solid mass, which is of course so desired in tree to be used for a windbreak. A little at tention to the proper planting of a windbreak will repay one. It should not be a mere straight row of trees, as is so commonly seen. A continuous belt of trees planted irregularly make a much more pleas ing effect on the landscape and is even more efficient as a "break." Garden Magazine. LIFE AS SEEN BY PHILOSOPHER. All in All to Himself, and Very Well Content. A woman who had divorced her hus band met him after many years. "Have you married again?" she asked. The man shook his head. "Ah!" sighed the woman. "You still lovo me!" "No," said the man. "I love my self." He was asked to explain. "Bondage taught me the value of freedom," he replied. "I am answer able now only to myself. I come when I please, go when I please, do what I please, and need not make ex planation. I no longer divide my pleasures by two or multiply my wor ries by the same number. What I earn is mine, and, when I contemplate its possible reduction, I need fear for myself alone. I have no great joys, but then I have no great sorrows." "And love?" inquired the woman. "I have been married," answered the man. Channing Pollock, In The Show. "Bonus." Quite the most curious word of the insurance jargon that is to the fore just now Is "bonus." It ought to be "bonum," since it Is evidently in tended to mean "a good thing," and, therefore, should be neuter, not mas culine. The',word is found as early as 1773, but no "one knows who was the ignorant "or willful sinner against Latin that introduced it, though con jecture naturallyassigns it to the stock exchange. AnyhoW, it 1s per fectly Anglicised' now, and ' nobody thinks of projiounclng it wijth the short "6"' ofT'the Latin, just as every one who Is not a pedant pronounces "bona fide"" as' .if "it would go straight into the meter of "Hiawatha," thereby making a false quantity in every- one of the four syllables. Instinctive Piety of the Irish Gael. As Dr. Douglas Hyde points out, "the Irish Gaef is pious by nature, there is not an Irishman in a hundred In whom is the making of an unbe liever. God is for him assured, true, intelligible. When he meets a neigh bor, insteal of saying 'Bon jour' or 'Good morning,' he says 'God salute you.' " Indeed, all the ordinary invo cations and salutations of the Irish language are governed by this reli gious feeling. "When he takes snuff from you he will say: 'The blessing of God be with the souls of your dead.' If a sudden wonderment surprise him he will cry: 'A thousand laudations to God,' and if he be shown a young child or anything else for the first time he will say: 'Prosperity from God on it.' " Most Unkindest Cut. With reference to the humors ol country "society" reporting. Melville E. Stone, of the Associated Press tells of the account of a wedding re cently published. The story, which described the mar riage in the usual flowery adjectives, concluded with this surprising an nouncement: "The bridegroom's present to the oride was a handsome diamond brooch, together with many other beautiful things in cut glass." Har per's Weekly. Mctor 'Buses Not Popular. Motor 'buses have been tried in Syd ney, Australia, as a solution of that city's traction problem, but they lasted only a very short time and now have been withdrawn from the streets be cause of a lack of patronage. The pub lic preferred the horse-drawn 'buses which, if less speedy, are more com fortable and less odoriferous. The Sydney motor-'bus service was a gov ernment enterprise, and by some crit ics the failure is attributed to tactless state management. Easy of Access. "Mrs. Uppish writes me that her daughter has made a great social suc cess that she is in the swim at last" "Where is she?" "At one of the fashionable bathing places; I forget which." "Humph! that accounts for it. At the seaside anybody can get in the swim." A Substitute. Little Helen, aged four, was in a frightful predicament. The nurse, car rying the cherished two-weeks-old baby up and down before the house, had paused to show the new infant tc the bishop, who had asked to look at it. And then the tall, grave bishop, ol whom Helen stood greatly in awe, had unexpectedly asked the little girl to give him the baby. How in the world to refuse a request made by such an awe-inspiring person as the bishop the child did not know. But presently she wrinkled her small countenance shrewdly, moved closer to the petitioner, and said, ingratiatingly: "I'll let you have the next." Harper's Weekly. Anglo-Saxon. "Yes," said the college student, "dad got the idea that I was cutting up too much, and so he cut in and threatened to cut down my allowance unless I took a brace. I felt all cut up at first, but I didn't want my allowance cut off, or cut into, just for a little funny busi ness, and so I cut it out." And the listening foreigner re marked: "What did the young man say?" Davitt's Uncompleted Work. Soon after the death of Michael Davitt it was asserted that he had left behind the manuscript of a book of reminiscences, under the humorous title of "From Ballybrack to Jericho." But apparently it was only a project, not a completed performance, for a short time before he died he wrote: "The Ballybrack to Jericho papers had to be put aside for the present They will probably be written next winter, unless I am again too pressed for the necessary time for the task." Mrs. Spoerle has a fine lot of grapes for sale. The Holt county teachers meeting will be held October 18, 19 and 20. J. H. Fick, is back home from his visit to hit old home in Pennsylvania Frank Castle has returned from a visit with his brothers in Port Arthur, Tex. Mrs. Lawrence Walker and son. Mar cellus, are visiting with her mother at Wray, Colo. Charley Cowan had 101 head of cat tie on the Kansas City market, Monday of this week. Mrs. Don Morgan, of Forbes, is here, this week, the guest of her mother, Mrs. Rebecca Castle. Fred Goeppinger, of Chicago, Ills., is visiting here, the guest of her sister, Mrs. William Bearwalt. Save all worry and trouble about Sunday dinners by taking dinner at Lin- ville's restaurant. Only 25 cents. Miss Carrie Vining has the Pierce school for the coming term, and entered upon her duties Mondtiy of this week. Miss Mattie Baskins, of Formosa, Kas., is visiting here, the guest of her uncle, George Fryman, and other rela tives. A fine girl baby was born to Mart Thompson and wife, Thursday, Septem ber 6, 1906. Dr. W. C. Proud was in at tendance. Farmers, Attention! If you want money you must feed Hess Powder Ask your neighbor. Hinde sells it. also pure drugs. Miss Goldie Denning, of Boswortb, Mo., who is teaching in the Oregon schools, is making her home with Mrs T. J. Enyeart. Gottlieb Meyer and wife returned Wednesday of this week, from a visit with their son, Dr. Grant Meyer, of Lin colnville, Kas. They had a fine time. Rev. N. M. Enyeart, D. D., who re sideB in University Place Neb., is visit ing bis brother, Rev. T. J. Enyeart, and preached two excellent sermons in the M. E. church last Sunday. The following additional non resi dent pupils not mentioned in last week's paper are attending the Oregon schools: Rosa Burrier, Oakland District; Dale Kunkel, Nickell's Grove District. W. H. Alkire has been chosen by Governor Folk to represent this congres sional district in the Farmers' National Congress, which meets at Rock Island, III., October 9. Henry is one of our most progressive farmers and our governor made a splendid choice in selecting him. One of Henry Shaffer's sons, aged 12 years, 4 miles south of Forest City, fell from an apple tree, while picking ap ples, Tuesday evening of this week; Sep tember 11, resulting in the fracture of his left arm. Dr. Bullock was called, rendered the necessary surgical atten tion, and he is now getting along nicely. Miss Grace Enyeart most charm ingly entertained a bavy of her young friends at her home on Monday evening of this week, the occasion being her birthday. Among those who lent zest and good cheer by their presence were: Hattie Gelvin, Cora Raybill, Esther Welty, Nell Graham, Hazel Kearney f Maude Pierce, Jess Ramsey, Hannah Mclntyre and Kathleen Moore. by Program of Hickory township Sunday school convention, to be held at the Lincoln school house, September 30, 190G. . Conventior called to order at 10:30 a m. by president. First on program, song. Devotional exercise, conducted b Wm. Noellsch. Song. "Why Every One Should Attend the Sunday School," Fred Kramer, W. H. Smith, G. W. Murphy. Song. "Teachers' Responsibility," Osmer Hardmnn, Mattie Jackson, Maggie Hodgin. Sung, U. B. Sunday school. Prayer. Dismissal for basket dinner. Convention called to order at 1:30 p. m. Song, Christian Sunday school. Devotional exercise, conducted George Loucks. Song, Ffiirview Sunday school. Appointment of nominating com mittee. "What Are the Duties of a Sunday School Worker," D. Davis, W. H. Pax ton, E. W. Smith. Recitation, Bryant Childrers, Pearl Bender. Solo, Miss Blanche Morgan. "Proper Observation of the Sabbath," Annie Kunkel, J. A. Brunk, B. F. Prais-water. Recitation, Mae Hornecker, Wiley Kieffer. Song by Presbyterian Sunday school. "Is It Advisable to Discontinue the Sunday School in the Winter Season?" O. W. Lukens, J. Kuhn, Aiama Jackson. Recitation, Iva Kuhn, Nellie Kunkel. Announcement .of officers for next year and place of convention. Prayer, Albert Hardman. All Sunday school county officers and all ministers present are requested to assist on program. M. Thomas, President. M. Pbalswater, Corresponding Secretary. Forest City. Miss Lulu Boyd took charge of her schooi, Monday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Larkin, of Bige low, visited at the Baker hotel, Sundaj-. -Miss Carrie Alkire left Saturday for Kansas City, where she w.ll attend school. Mrs John Turney is very low at this writing, and no hopes are enter tained for ber recovery. Rev. L. M. Brummitt and family left Saturday for Craig, where they will reside the coming year. Mrs. Austin Lease, of the Kimsey neighborhood, is considered very low with the typhoid fever. Mrs. J. F. Loucks and Mrs. Louis Meyer, of near Mound City, were the guests of relatives in the. city, Tuesday Rev. O. C. Carden delivered two ex cellent sermons at the Methodist church Sunday. He expects his family here this week. Ruth. There is only one place in town where you can get Wanks Bread and Wachlers Cream, Sig Noland's. You may go farther and fare worse It comes pretty close to buying i "on faith" to r.-ad through a catalogue and say "I'll take this and this" than to pay your good money before you've even bad a glimpse of the goods. Somehow it hardly seems the right way to proceed especially when it is jewelry that is being considered. I know I wouldn't do that way. I must see samples, and I must assure myself that the designs are new, that the goods give evidence of skill in manu facture, and are what they are supposed to be in every detail. Then the price must be fixed so that I can hand them over to you at a figure as low as any Jewelry in the country. Then the bargain is concluded, and not till then. So it's easy to go farther than this store and fare worse. Carey E. Bunker, ; Optometrist and Jeweler, Oregon, Mo. LOW RATES West and Northwest via Burlington Route. Daily until October 31, 1906, one-way tickets will be sold at extremely low rates from Forest City. Following are samples: $25.00 to Portland, Tacoma, Seattle, Victoria, Vancover and many other points in the Pacific Northwest. 325.00 to San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and hundreds of points in California. S22.r0 to Spokane and points in the 'Inland Empire" of Eastern Washing ton. 820.00 to Salt Lake City.Ogden, Butte Helena, Anaconda, Great Falls.Missoula and other points in Utah and Montana 815.00 to Billing, Mont., metropolis of a prosperous farming and stockraising region. 818.90 to Cody or Worland, Wyo , in the Big Horn Basin. Opportunities there for all men. Daily tourist sleeping car service as follows: Forest City to San Francisco and Los Angeles, via Denver and Colorado Springs. Forest City to Seattle, via Billings, Butte and Helena. Let me answer your questions and give you illustrated folders. G. W. FREDERICKS, Agent C. B. & Q. Ry. TIME BLE. All trail exct-pt h-, oth Train No. FORE-ST CITY ljkv SERVICE. 27 41 A 43 21 A. 45 A 91 A 46 22 2C 26 A 92 15 16 A Daily Except Sunday Depart ui, at. Paul and kis, Kansas City Mr Council Bluffs ail0niIlh:i from Sr.. Luis and St. Joseph. Ft Lincoln. Denver, 'lorado and Pacific Coit from Kansas Ciind Joseph. FoAlncoln. Denver. .r:ido and Pacific Coafrom Kansas CiJ1"" Joseph. Fori luncil Bluffs. OiW St. Paul and Minneapolis from Ka City and St. Jo- For Tnitio and Noda Valley branches irom St. Joseph. For Council Bluffs. Oi Minneapolis from St. 11 and St. Joseph. Way freight north botl For St. Joseph from Vf sea and Nodaway and Tarkio Vallev br:Eues. Tn St. .Tosenh and Tvarlfe City from St. Paul. Minneapolis, 0lia and Council Bluffs. I To St. Joseph and Kai as City from St. Paul, Minneapolis, O; aha and Council Bluffs. To St. Joseph and St. 1 mis from Omaha and Council Bluffs. Way freight south bou ? For Lincoln, Denverlnd Western points. only. J Joseph, Kans For St. .Tosenh. KanstiCity. St. Louis and Eastern points, aundsfoniy. $:I0a Ei 9:13 p m 12:50 p n: 2:31 p ru 5:10 p m 1:30 a m 9:45 a m 9:45 a m 3:03 a m 1:02 pm S:17 p m 1.33 pm 12:3Tpm 5:35 p m To Colorado In Glorious Ai tumn Finest Season of the Year A trip to and thro' the Roe J you can never forget. The air is bracing, but dry a subtle charm, more impressive is a memorable event in every to1 The Pikes' Peak Centennia Springs in September, is a special this autumn. $15.00 for round -trip tickets ver and Pueblo, Ask for a free co Pikes Peak Centepial es then is an experience clear ; the canyons have ven than in summer. It irists' life. to be held at Colorado reason "for making the trip i) Colorado Springs, Den- September 18 to 22,' inclusive. y of, our folder. 6. W. FREDERICKS, Agent, . C. B. & Q. k, Forest City, Mo. MLL ATTENTION, COMRADES. 11 comrades of Meyer Post are here by notified to assemble at the court house on Saturday afternoon, Septem ber 29, at 2 o'clock, ior cne purpose or. transacting such business as may prop erly come before it. By order of the commander. Earl Cooper, Ad'j't. We desire to announce tnat we have put up the very latest Hydraulic Cider Mill and will be prepared TO MAKE YOUR CIDER on the very shortest notice. The mill will run every day in the week, except Saturday after noons. Will be ready to make your Cider, be ginning MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1906. We are located at the Woods School House, 3 miles east of Oregon. W. C. SMALLWOOD. Mutual Phone, No. 391. TARKIO COLLEGE A LAST DRY BUT BRIEF WORD. Four year A. B. and B. S. and three year diploma Courses. Certificate admission and honor representation at Yale and Princeton. Conservatory of five teachers; Commercial Department, of four. Also Preparatory, .Normal ana Ar, jjeparc menta. Faculty of twentv-six; Enrollment of three hundred seventy-three. Twenty-fourth year opens Sept. Fourth. Address. PKtSiUtNT J. A. I noMfoUN, u u., lanuo, no. M. E. Church Notes. The year is closing. The annual conference will meet in St. Joseph, Oct. 4, 190C. The fourth quarterly conference will be held Saturday night, Sept. 15, at 8 o'clock. The Presiding Elder, J. O. Taylor, will preach Sunday morning, and ad minister the Sacrament of the Lord's supper. Preaching at night by the pastor. It is desired that all financial reports be full, and it can't be so, unless there is a measuring up on the part of all our people to their responsibility. Let all the members of the quarterly conference take notice and be present at the meeting Saturday night. A cordial invitation is extended to all to visit and worship with us. T. J. Enyeart, Pastor. Wood for Sale. I have about 200 cords of hard and soft dry wood for sale. Call on W. J. ZACHMAN, 1 miles south of New Point.