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A STORY OF WEBSTER
tNE OCCASION WHEN DANIEL WAS DEEPLY HUMILIATED. fen Incident Whlcli Shocked and Snr prlaed Him Into Team — The Admi ration, the Lnyntiy and the Geaer* oattr of 111* Circle of Friend*. The following Incident in tlie life of |)nutol Webster was related to the Writer by the late .lonium Seward: Mr. Seward came to Woburn from Boston in the curly seventies and bought a farm, where he lived until his death In ISBS. lie was a native of the New Hampshire "Peace City," from which place he came to Itoston in early manhood nnd Inter engaged in the Hv try. business off School street, tie was I genial, social, active young man, nnd In a short time tnnny of the business and professional men of the city were bis friends nnd patrons. Daniel Web- Htcr, then in the fullness of his mas terly manhood, was his particular friend nnd most favored patron. One year Webster early engaged to deliver the Fourth of July oration in the city. A public procession was then an Im portant feature of the celebration, nnd the orator of tho day was the chief person of distinction in the parade. In those days there were no four wheeled vehicles for convenience or for pleas ore. A chaise was the proper carriage for gentlemen to use. Webster was popular and proud ns popular. He saw no chaise In the city as good as lie de- Birc'd to appear in ou that important occasion, and therefore lie ordered one to be built by the principal carriage maker of the city (Sargent, I think It was), to be ready for use on that day. In the morning of the Fourth lie ap peared at Seward's stable office and requested Seward to go to the carriage shop and get tlie chaise lie had ordered. Seward harnessed a horse and went to the carriage shop as directed and told the proprietor he bad come for Mr. Webster's chaise. The proprietor in firm and measured tones that could not be misunderstood asked, "Did Mr. Webster send the money to pay for the chaise?" In relating this to 'mo Seward said: "I was never so astonished in my life! 'i should have been less surprised if he had raised his fist and knocked me down. I had no thought that there was a man Jiving who bad ever heard of the great Webster, the godlike Daniel, who would or who could have denied him any request it was possible to grant. I could only say. 'He sent no - money by me ._'Thcn,' said the pro prietor, 'tell him he can have the chaise when he sends the money to pay for It and not till -then.' " Seward said he was never in such a dilemma in all his Jlfe. He could not go back and tell that 'great man. whom he adored, that he could not have the chaise till he paid 'for it. And yet lie must go back -and tell him something. But what could he g tell him? Finally, after much thought and study it occurred to him that he had a new chaise which he would offer to Webster and tell him that the var nishon the one he bad ordered was not yet hard and that it would be liable to Injure If taken out in the heat and dust of that public day. Webster met Rew ard at the door when he returned, and before Webster could' ask a question Seward was telling him the story he had invented on the way home. Web ster made no reply, but (accepted Sew ard's statement as true and rode in his chaise that duy. About a week later Webster came again and said to Seward, "I think the varnish ou that chaise Is hard now, and you may go down and get it." . Seward said: "With a heavy heart I harnessed a horse and went again, to the shop. I knew I should not get the chaise, and I wus not disappointed. In the same manner I wus asked the same question as before. I could not Invent another story that would be credible and was therefore compelled to go back and tell him the truth." Webster was Impatiently awaiting Seward's re turn, and when in hailing distance he called to Seward: "Where is the chaise? What is the trouble?' Seward approached him more closely and in tones so low that no one could over bear him replied, "He told me to tell you that you could have the chaise when you sent the money to pay for It and not before.". Webster stood silent an instant and then with voice trem bling with emotion exclaimed, "My Cod, Joshua, did be say that?" and sank into a nearby chair and cried as would a deeply, aggrieved child of six summers. It Is well known that Webster would Incur debt, apparently with no thought that there were two parties to a con tract, a creditor and a debtor, and that their moral obligations were co equal. Consequently his creditors so multiplied and his Indebtedness so In creased as to Interfere with bis po litical plans, If not, Indeed, threaten his political future. At this time bis friends came to his aid and, It Is Bald, raised the sum of % 10,000 to cancel bis Indebtedness and relieve htm from the further annoyance and pressure of his creditors. When we realize that $40, 000 was a larger sum to raise then for any purpose than would be 9200,000 today we have some measure of tho •dmlmtlou ana thu loyalty of bis frluuda.-U. O. Ha" ~ -- -*— TELESCOPES. ¥fc« Difference rifiwrru lt*flr<»tlntf anil Ilofr:i«ll nu Itlnfl*. A very pretty little iwpcriuiont which Illustrates tlie two methods of funning an optical itnngo nrul by wsiy of cor ollary Illustrates the , wwcnMnl tliffer ence between refracting -Mill reflecting telescopes inny bo perforninl by smy one who possesses n reading Klitns and a magnifying blind mirror. In n room that Ik not too brightly Illiimliintwl pin a sheet of white pnper on I lie? wall op posite to n window that by preference should face tlie north or nwity from the position of the sun. Taking Hrsl the reading glass, holdjtj between the win dow und tlie wall parallel to the sheet of paper and a foot oii morv distant from tlie latter. By moving It to nnd fro a little you will he able to find a distance corresponding to the foenl length of the leus, at which a picture of the window Is formed on the paper. This picture, or Image?, will be upsldt* down because tlie rays of light cross at the focus. By moving the ■ glass o. little closer to the wall you will cause the picture of tlie window to become Indistinct, while n beautiful image of tho houses, trees or other objects of the outdoor world beyond will he formed upon the paper. We thus learn that the distance of tho lmuge from the lens va ries with the distance of the object whose Image is formed. In precisely a similar manner an (mage is formed at the focus of the object glass of a re fracting telescope. Take next your • magnifying or con cave mirror, and, detaching the sheet of paper from the wall,' bold It nearly In front of the mirror between the lat ter and the wludow. When you have adjusted the distance to tlie focal length of the mirror, you will see an Image of the window projected on the paper. By varying tho distance as be fore you will be able to produce at will pictures of nearer or more remote ob jects. It is in this way that images are formed at the focus of tho mirror of a reflecting telescope. SUBMERGED GUNS. The Experiment of Flrlnj; a Cannoa Burled Under Water. The most curious experiment ever made with a piece of ordnance was at Portsmouth, England. A stage was ejected In the harbor within the tide mark. On this an Armstrong gun of the 110 pound pattern was mounted. The gun was then loaded and carefully aimed at a target— all this, of course, during the time of low tide. A few hours later, when the gun and the 'tar gefr wert? both covered with water to a depth of six feet, the gun was fired by means of electricity. We said "aimed" at a target," but the facts are that there were two targets, but only one was erected for this special experiment, the other being the hull of an old ves sel, the Griper, which lay directly be hind the target audMn range of the ball. The target itself was placed only twen ty-five feet from the muzzle of the gun. It was composed of oak beams and planks and was twenty-one inches thick. In order to make the old Griper In vulnerable a sheet of boiler plate three Inches thick wus riveted to the water logged hull in direct range with the course the ball was expected to take If not deflected by the water. On all of these— the oaken target, the boiler plates and the old vessel hull— the ef fect of the shot from the submerged gun was really startling. The wooden j target was pierced through and ) through, and the boiler iron target was ; broken into pieces and driven into Its "backing," the ball passing right on through both sides of the vessel, mak ing a huge hole, through which the wa ter poured in torrents. Taken altogeth er, the experiment was an entire suc cess, demonstrating, as.it did, the feasi bility of placing submerged guns in harbors In time of war and doing great damage to the vessels which an enemj might dispatch to such points for the purpose of shelling cities.— London Spectator. The Sacred Bo Tree. On the night of Oct. 7, 1887, tho tree worshipers of Coylon met with an U> reparable calamity. During one of the worst storms that ever raged on the Is land their sacred bo tree was thrown to the ground. The, oldest written de scription of this wonderful tree known to exist Is that by Fa Mam, a Chinese historian and traveler, who visited the tree in the year 414 A. D. According to tho learned Chinaman, It was then 702 years old. having been planted by King Deviulplatlssa In the year 288 be fore our era begun. If the above data be correct, and there Is no reason for doubting It, tho bo tree wus more than 2,175 years old when tho storm ended Its career on the date mentioned above. SUminK tlie Illume. It Is the custom of tho Khonds la the Mudras presidency to offer a buffalo In sacrifice in substitution for the hu man victim, but In doing so they make long ai>ologies to tho deity, explaining that they themselves would willingly inako the customary sacrifice, but are prevented by the British . government, ou whose head they pray that any an ger ut their neglect of duty may t» vlalted.-Calcutta Englishman. Notice to Applicant! to Teach Tlio regular annual examination* for I applicants to toacli, will he. hel<l in the Connty Court House, Sah Diego, Cal- j ifornia. Tho etanilnfttionfl will begin I Monday nt Nino A. M., June Iltli, 1000. For particular* apply to the under- ; signed. HUGH J. BALDWIN, County Superintendent of fechoole, Han Dieuo, California. ■ HI (lifer Hewing Machines are tlie Imsf . See Teller. Imperial. I'oßtoflice building. Colorado River Gage Taken At Yuma lay nnc 3 ] Height Dis- I large Dia- clinrue Gage i Height 1 2 8 4 5 C> 7 8 9 10 11 12 18 14 15 10 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 24.76 25.10 25.00 24.70 24.55 24.55 24.40 24.20 23.95 2.1 80 23.80 24.25 24.30 24.50 24.00 25.40 25.85 20.20 20.45 2C.80 27.10 27.20 27.30 27.20 27.20 27.30 45,900 49,000 48,100 43 400 41,170 41,200 43,000 30,600 34,800 34,000 34,000 41,190 42,000 43,200 40,500 49,000 51,000 52,800 55.800 I (50,000 64,160 60,000 69,000 68,975 69,000 69,000 ', 28 29 30 31 lay Dia- clinrue Dis- I large Height 3 ] 45,900 49,000 48,100 43 400 41,170 41,200 43,000 30,600 34,800 34,000 34,000 41,190 42,000 43,200 40,500 49,000 51,000 52,800 55.800 I (50,000 64,160 60,000 69,000 68,975 69,000 69,000 24.76 25.10 25.00 24.70 24.55 24.55 24.40 24.20 23.95 2.1 80 23.80 24.25 24.30 24.50 24.00 25.40 25.85 20.20 20.45 2C.80 27.10 27.20 27.30 27.20 27.20 27.30 1 2 8 4 5 C> 7 8 9 10 11 12 18 14 15 10 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Salton Sea (ia.e Taken at Salton, Cal. 3 March April May June July - I I 1 2 25.60 3 4 5 25.85 6 7 25.93 8 25.98 9 10 26.04 11 12 26.00 13 26.18 14 15 16 17 26.32 18 26.38 19 26.44 20 21 26.55 22 23 2685 24 27.02 25 27.13 26 27 27.58 28 27.69 29 30 28.18 31 28 31 28.72 29.11 29.53 29.72 30.16 30.54 30.87 31.10 31.32 30.41 36.91 37.20 31.71 32.02 32.18 32.29 37.51 37.80 38.02 38.36 38.92 33.01 39 50 39.82 40.03 33.32 I June May April 3 March - I 28 31 1 2 25.60 3 4 5 25.85 6 7 25.93 8 25.98 9 10 26.04 11 12 26.00 13 26.18 14 15 16 17 26.32 18 26.38 19 26.44 20 21 26.55 22 23 2685 24 27.02 25 27.13 26 27 27.58 28 27.69 29 30 28.18 31 28.72 29.11 29.53 29.72 30.16 30.54 30.87 31.10 31.32 30.41 36.91 37.20 37.51 37.80 38.02 38.36 31.71 32.02 32.18 32.29 38.92 39 50 39.82 40.03 33.01 33.32 I Witman The Plumber Tanks and Pipe of all sizes Work Done all Over the Valley Phone 129 . Imperial, Cal. ft ','. -.': J- V — " Wilson will sell a 12 foot Deering header for $235, and make the farm- er able to pay for the ma- chine. We now have a machine all set up. Come and look it over. I have 1 60 acres of good land in Water Co. No. 1 and 160 shares of water stock all for $20 per acre. Cash payment of $500. Pay the bal- ance In work, leveling and putting In crop on adjoining land. See me at once. D. 11. CHAPLIN, Bl Centro, Cal. ** i i i . i i It will pay you to see Wilson for the best bargains in the Imper- ial Valley, or I have the best trad- ing list in the Valley. Go out and look them over with me. I keep rigs for that purpose and will offset my time against yours. Office Commercial Hotel, Imperial, Cal. Across tlie rivor from Brawley in No. 5, 100 acres fine, soft, eaiuly land, all in crop, 2 1-2 miles from railroad. Don't answer unless you are . a cash buyer. Bert U. Chaplin, Imperial, Cal. 160 Acre Ranch 3 1-2 miles of Kl Centro, soft noil, stood alf.ilfsi. grape or cantaloupe land. 80 acres of this land ia in a high state of cultivation. This i« ft bargain nt $1280. You had better nee it tit oncfi. Pur.iißn A A tkw, The Land- Men, El Centro, Calif. Wilson says that as he has sold all his Deering Headers but one and all the rest of them are out in the field doing the best kind of work he Jwill^sell the last one for][! Well, it's a shame to say how little, but anyway you had better see Wilson About It. Commercial Hotel. nnc Gage i Height ', Ed. E. Boyd realty company says they have land and water stock for sale for $14.00 per acre on the Eastside. FOR SALE One Keystone Feed Cutter. One Feed Grinder' for grinding feed for hogs or chickens. One Jenkins Buck Rake. All in first-class condition, good as new and but very little used. v Apply to C. VV. Ferkald, Tlie Second Hand Man, Imperial. A fine 80 acre unimproved ranch at $22.00 an acre. It only lakes $400.00 down and $400.00 a year to handle this proposition. You can handle this. Bert R. Chaplin. Im- perial, Cal. July I I have 320 acres of the choicest land in the Im- perial Valley, nicely lo- cated and well improv- ed. All fenced and cross fenced. Price right and will give good terms. See Wilson about it. 200 aorea fine land, % mile from rail- road station, all in cultivation, good house, fenced, GO acres alfalfa, price right and terms easy. Bert R. Chaplin, Imperial, Cal. I have orange groves and fruit ranches of Q all kinds to trade for Im- perial Lands. Also chicken ranch and mod- ern five room cottages in Riverside. See Wil- son about it, office Com- mercial Hotel, Imperial, Cal. Imperial Ave, Dairy Joe Giaccomazzi, Prop. Fresh Milk delivered to any I part of the city of Imperial twice daily* I have 320 acres of the choicest land in the Imperial Valley,*nicely located and well improved, all fenced and cross fenced. Price right and will give good terms. See Wilson about it. Notice to the Public Notice is hereby given that th« undersitrneil citizen of the United States is In possession of the tract of land described as the EH of SW^ and WJ^of SBtfof Sec. 36. Tp 15 S. Rl4, E, S.B. M. accord ing to the survey of these lands made hi 1900 by tlse Imperial Xand Co. and commonly called the Imperial Survey. This land is known to be vacant and unclaimed public land, as the School Section 36 in this township ha» already been located by the proper Authorities and Is situated i miles East and H mile north of tlie lands occupied and claimed by myself. I hereby certify that there is no other claim or occupatiou to said laud except mine, and that I have been in poHueusioii of said laud since May 7th, IW6. I also certify that it it my bo.na tide intention to enter said land aa a desert claim as ««i>ii as the resurvey of these lands, provld. ed for by tne Act of Contfreas of J'lly Ist, l'H)3, Statutes at Larjfe, Vol. 32, part I, pa«re 728, is completed and the map property desrrlblnjr these lands filed in the United States Land Of- fice at Los Angeles, California, and the lands opened for entry. B|gß-i A . MC no«® Witness, I. L. Wilson. #&Jft Dated at Bl Centro, Cat., May Bth. 1906^1 j| m.U-j-9 -4 > PROFESSIONAL CARDS AG.TOl > fIAHANrAN,M.D.,D.D.B * Dentist ami Oral Hurgeon. Crown and Hririge work a Hpecialtf Bank Ituilding, Imperial, Cal., DRB. lIOf/rZMAN, OPTICIANS. We Correct all Errors of Refraction. Also T'reßcription Druggista. Imperial, California. (\KO. U.V. SHAW ATTORNEY AT Law, Imperial. California. Office upfltairx in ImperialT,Hh(l Com- party's building. CAUR AND McPHERUIN ■ Attorneys at Jaw, Land Jaw a Specialty ■'■ .; ; Garner Block Imperial, Cal, JI. SHEPHERD • ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Oflice on East Eigbth Street Entitled to practice in all the Courts of tbe State, Department of the Interior at Washington, D. C, and all the bureaus thereof. ', '■. HN. DYKE.ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, • Imperial, Cal. *£'& Contracts and legal paf»ers of all kind* carefully executed. FRANKLIN J. COLE Attorney-at-Law Admitted to practice in all courta Corporation work a Specialty HOLTVILLE, - ■ CALIFORNIA Anything Your Doctor Orders Miller can supply you with anything your physician may direct you to procure. Medi- .. cines to be prepared accord- ing to his prescription.' MILLER'S Prescription Druggist Phone 37 Second store from Bank 6. ft Fairbanks Opposite Post Of flu Imperial, California. beed and Poultry Supplies. Cash paid for poultry ana eggs. A complete line of Flower and Garden Seeds. Onion Sets, Ect. C':' : \f. Petaluma lucubatore and Brooders, Midland Poultry Food International Stock Food , Ellwood Steel Fencing— A perfect farm fence. Ellwood Poultry Fencing— The • beat poultry fence on tVte market. Incubators in operation on exhibition at all times — Visitors welcome. 1 Brown's Express andr h BAOQAae DELIVERY I r* D. A. Brown, Prop. Stand Cor. Ninth « 8 and Imperial Ave. 'Phone Res. IS9. fc t§ Trunks 25c in qity, 35c outside. All i $ orders carefully attended to. Trunks t; K stored ; 25c a' month. . ' £ M. V. DUTCH ER Real Estate and u Investments Imperial Valley Lands a Specialty Imperial Valley is tbe largest irrigated district in the United States.. The best bargains on earth can be found in tbe Imperial Valley. Anyone having Im- perial lands they wish to sell or. trade for Loa Angeles property will fin<} it to their advantage to consult me. My fa- cilities for finding bargains for buyers and buyers for bargains cannot be sur- passed. Write or wire me at 205 Mer- cantile Place, Los Angeles; Cal. Home Tel. 8182. Tel. Main 3440. Watcn Ls '. Watcn Usl And Ut Us Watch You ' We can fit you up with a new Watch or we can put that old one of yours in repair and guar- antee the work either way: ' Everything in Jewelry and a nice assortment of Watches and Clocks atHhe Imperial Jewelry Co. Imperial, California. — ; ~f ; !»!«»■• » ! G. E. IRWIN Pioneer ...Contractor and Builder. .. < ! Estimates* on all kinda of work | furnished en application, * Phone 143 Im perial Cal / w Acreage Tracts U\ mbdi vision town ot El for aale by Fuller and A ton, El Ce.tro, Cal.