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CORVALLIS GAZETTE. SEMI-WEEKLY. Gzx-t'L-ece. ! Consolidated Feb., 1899. CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1900. VOL. I. NO. 25. THE OLD HOMESTEAD. Its worn-out acres fallow lie, Unpruued the orchard stands For they who tended them long since Have gone to other lands One to the prairies of the west. And one across the sea; The rest have readied that blest coSntry Where partings may not be. The elm boughs tap the skylight dim As, in the days agone. They tapped to waken merrily The little folk at dawn. The woodbine curtains tenderly The shattered window pane. Yet grants admittance to its friends, The sunshine and the rain. No step, no whisper, breaks the hush Bat hist! A sweiip of wings Athwart the attic's dreaming dusk. And tender twitterings! A tenant for the empty nest? See from the window ledge A phoebe bird calls to its mate Upon the cradie"s edge! And in the cradle, vacant long, Four downy fledgelings peep And cuddle close. They'll dream of wings And twitter in their sleep All through the quiet summer night; While on the dingy wall Flit silently the thin, weird shapes .That come at moonlight's call. O life ond love that were of yore! O sad old house bereft! To thee but memory's treasured store And the little birds are left. One of thine own is in the west. And one across the foam; The rest are in that fairest land Of Home, Sweet Home. Utica Globe. THE LAST FOUR LEAGUES. IT was sundown in Santa Rosalia. The raiuy season was on in Cuba, and low. rumbling thunder had been heard all the afternoon. That is. the people who lived in the little clus ter of palm-thatched houses called San ta Rosalia thought it was thunder. And so it was the distant roar of Spanish artillery that came up from the south. One little cottage stood by the road side, some distance apart from the oth ers. It was the home of the Moncados. The father, Jose, was dead. He had falien a victim to the last, the "ten years', " war. Three sous were left to carry on the tight, and they were then with Brigadier Lopez Recio. Only mother and Emilia, the sister, a little girl of twelve years, were left at home ta watch and pray to God to aid the Cubans in their struggle for liberty. Suddenly the noise of clattering hoofs came from the southwest. The still night air bore the unmistakable sound with distinctness. In an instant every head was at the open door. Nearer and nearer came the galloping rider. He was alone. His horse was covered with foam and panting like a tired hound. Up to the little gate of the Moucado cot tage he staggered, and then his rider reeled and almost fell into the arms of bis mother. "My God! Rafael, you are wounded, my boy " "It is no matter; I can still ride. The battle of Saratoga is raging. 1 am on my way to Colonel Pena. He does not know of it. We need him and his cav alry. Help me to a fresh horse and I'll catch Pena at Santa Lucia to-night. I must " The poor fellow never finished the sentence. He had fainted. The arms of tender women bore him into the house. Poor little Kmelia followed, the tears streaming from her eyes. She watched them draw off the riding boots filled with her brother's blood. She brought water to moisten his parched lips. She saw the ugly wound in his hip and murmured through her gritting teeth: "Bad Spaniards! Bad Spaniards! They will kill us all yet!" And then her borther's eyes opened. The cold water had revived him. He tried to move, but only groaned in agony. Once more he strove to rise. "Mother, some one, help me to my feet! I must go on I must go on. I have ridden sixteen leagues since morn ing. There are only four more to Santa Lucia and to Pena. We must have him." And with a mighty effort he rose to his feet. Then he wavered, tears of help lessness came into his eyes, and he sank back on the bed with a sob of anguish. "To think that I should go so near to the end of my journey and then fail!" "How were you wounded, my boy?" " 'Twas near El Desmayo late this afternoon. I had changed horses at La Vinda an hour before. Suddenly I ran into a body of Spanish guerrillas from San Miguel. I could not fight them there were too many so I took up a ra vine toward Isidro. They fired five vol leys after me and gave chase. They knew I bore a commission. My horse j was fleet and strong ana I got away, but carried with me one of their rifle balls. I tore off parts of my sleeve and pushed them into the wound, but it still bled. I'm better now; I'm rested; I'll go on." And again he tried to get on his feet. "Rafael, my boy, it is impossible; you are weak. You cannot ride: the motion of the horse will cause you to bleed to death. Guido must go. Emilia, tell him to saddle a fresh' horse and get ready to ride to Santa Lucia." Emilia started toward the door, but ber brother raised his hand in protest. "Guido is only a half-wit. He might start for Santa Lucia, but he would never find his way in the dark. Even if he reached the place he would forget whom he wanted to see." "But there is no other man in Rosa lia." pleaded the mother. "True! Therefore I must go. wound or no wound. Emilia, tell Guido to sad dle a horse and bring it to the gate quickly. We are losing time." "Brother, we can't let you go. I'll Sever see you again." And the poor child buried her head on her brother neck. Then, suddenly rising, she ex claimed: "O. why was I not a man? Cuba so needs men! Yes, I'll tell him to get Linda ready at once. Colonel Pena must go to help Gomez." Turn ing, she kissed her brother's forehead and hurried out to the stables. Soon the quick gallop of a horse was heard approaching the house. But it did not step at the gate. On it sped in the di rection of Santa Lucia. A moment later Guido. the half-witted black boy, wandered aimlessly into the room. "Where is the horse, where is Emil ia?" inquired her brother. "Gone!" replied the boy. "Gone? Where?" came from all pres ent. "I dun know. She said somethin' 'bout St. Lucia, jumped on Linda's back, and looks to me as how she's gone." II. And so she was; the brave little Emil ia, ah! ugli not a soldier of Cuba, had taken her brother's place. She had gone to get Pena; to tell him that the fight between Gomez and the Spanish Gener al Castellanos was on at Saratoga and that every Cuban in Camaguey was needed. On the little heroine rode in the dark ness of the night. She had been born and raised in the country, and she knew the way to Santa Lucia, although she had never before traveled it In the dark. But she was riding to save her brother's life and for Cuba. Darkness, danger, nothing daunted her. Bare headed and alone, she urged her horse over the road at a pace which would have made most girls tremble with fear. Not even when an hour later the trop ical storm broke In all Its fury around her did she hesitate. Lightning strik ing the tall "palma reals" caused Linda many times to shy and almost bolt the road, but the brave little rider held on and never loosened rein until in sight of Pena's campfires. "Quien vs!" suddenly called out the picket. "Cuba!" answered the brave little pa triotas. She reined up her panting steed. "Adelante una!" ordered the guard, and Emilia, pale, wet. and dripping, rode forward. "Caramba! It is a child. Who are you? What do you want?" "I am Emilia Moncado. I want to tell Colonel PeDa that there is a battle at Saratoga. General Gomez has only 530 men against over 2,000 Spaniards, and he needs help." A few minutes later, almost fainting with fatigue and nervous strain, she was borne into the presence of Pena. "Dios mio!".he exclaimed, as he list ened to her story and then gave the sig nal for his command to mount. "You poor little thing, you should be abed and asleep." Wrapping his coat around her little," trembling, wet form, he Jumped into his saddle and had an officer pass- the child up to him. The order was given to march, anil In his arms the fighting Colonel of Camaguey carried the little heroine back to her home in Rosalia. "Take her," he said, as he handed her over to the half crazed mother. "She brought us the news. I'll speak of her to General Gomez. She deserves the rank of a Major General. She has saved her brother's life, and her brave deed may win the day at Saratoga." Omaha Bee. Wanted the Birds Cared For. There is a story just now current in Rome to the effect that a sculptor in that city, in an evil hour for his reputa tion as an artist, undertook some time ago to produce "to order" a bronze stat ue of President Kruger. One of the conditions imposed was that no liber ties were to be taken with Oom Paul. He was to be represented in all his native heaviness of features with the fidelity which Oliver Cromwell exact ed; and for personal decoration he was to be depicted in his ordiuary frock coat and tail hat. The most trying stip ulation of all was, however, that Mad ame Kruger, Oom Paul's amiable lady, insisted that the crown of the hat should be made concave so that it might catch and hold rain water for the re freshment of little birds! The artist has succeeded in doing the bidding of his patrons, and the statue is now al most ready for transmission to Pre toria. This concern for the welfare of the harmless little birds is creditable to Madame Kruger's maternal heart, but humanitarianlsm of this kind Is cer tainly not conducive to the production of a keen aesthetic sense. St. James Gazette. Matches Made from Paper. The days of the old-fashioned wood en match are said to be numbered. Matches are to be made of paper. By a new process the paper is cut In strips about half an inch wide. These are drawn through and saturated with & flame-producing material. They are then rolled into tubes and cut the length of ordinary matches and dipper in the phospohrus to form the head, which Is lighted by striking in the same fashion as the ordinary match. I is predicted that the match-making in dustry will be entirely revolutionized by this new method. The matches are very much lighter and are thought to be more reliable than the old sort. Pa per of various kinds will be employed, that made from wood pulp being better adapted for this purpose. Gf-rman Juries. In Germany, when the vote of the jury stands six against six, a prisoner is acquitted. A vote of seven against five leaves the decision to the court, and on a vote of eight against four the prisoner is convicted. After a man has accumulated as much as $5,000 it is perfectly proper for his wife to refer to the "grounds" surrounding their home, instead of thr "yard." PORTO RICO'S FAIR MAIDENS. Love-Making Is Somewhat Difficult Down at San Juan. Augusto Ortiz, of San Juan, Porto Hico, said to a Baltimore Sun re porter: "San Juan is a pretty town, with lots of colors and a gay people. Fhey dress nearly like you here, except L-ouceruing the trousers. The men wear a coat and vest, collar aud shirt, like Americans; but the trousers are half Spanish and half French, very wide to the knee and very tight below. "The girls have a hard time, not near ly as nice as tne Baltimore girls, and the young men have lots of trouble in making love. The girls wear gowns like those here, but arrange their hair with a swoop that takes it back off the forehead to a knot in the back, and sometimes it hangs all the way down without a knot. It is very pretty, but still they have a hard time. Why, a young girl there cannot go out alone like "one can here, but she must take some older friend or some relative as a chaperon. At home, when a young man calls to see his girl, if he is much in love it makes him very mad to find either a father or a mother or older sis ter sitting in the same room, and they will sit there until he goes. Really, the only chance a fellow has to talk to the girls without some one hearing all he says is at the dances, which are given every week at the different clubs, and even then he has to talk to her quickly while he is dancing, for when they stop she has to go back to her mother, or sis ter, or aunt, or somebody. The young men, however, make the best of the dances. When you want to marry a girl you have to ask her parents first of all, because you get no chance to ask the girl. This is a very bad custom Roth men and women In San Juan and all over the Island wear clothes of much more color than Americans, and you rarely see a dark suit of clothes on a man. The girls are gay, with all the colors of the rainbow, and with more of a chance to see them without chape rons life there would be very pleasant. GIANT ELEPHANT'S TUSK. lirouchi Out of Interior of German Baat A rica, and Weighs 241 Ponnds. A gigantic elephant's tusk has been brought from the interior of German East Africa. A native was the fortun ate hunter who bagged the trophy, and it is said that the fellow tusk was only a trifle smaller. The big tusk weighs 241 pounds. The two tusks were brought by way of Bagamoyo to Zanzibar, where an American acquired them at a fancy price. Some idea can be formed of the gigantic size of. the elephant when it is tilAXT JiLKPHANT'S TUSK. known that it carried about with it an appendage of nearly 500 pounds in tusks! Elephants of this size are becoming rarer every day. The merciless war of extermination carried on for years against the elephant by ivory hunters has been only too successful. Where once immense herds were to be seen, a man now may travel for hundreds of miles in the vain search for those forest monsters. They tend to retire further and further from the coast in quest of solitudes as yet uninvaded by man. FLIES ARE VERY SHORT-LIVED. Two Weeks la Abont the Average of Their Karthly Kxis'ence. "Owing to the natural diffidence of flies, not much is known of their fam ily arrangements or how long, they live after they get to be old enough to vote. It is estimated, though, that if papa and mamma of the early spring could hold out to attend a family reunion of their offspring held In the latter part of August upward of 2,000,000 of their own blood and kin would come to the picnic, not counting maggots in arms. Fortunately for them, papa and mam ma do not live much more than a fort night. Even a fly's perseverance would be unequal to the task of keeping track of 2,000,000 of descendants. As Arte mus Ward says, 'This Is 2 mutch.' "Fortunately for us, flies do not live much longer than a fortnight, for If they were long-lived and preserved their fecundity man would soon be forced to look for some place where things were not quite so crowded and the real estate advertising columns would be full of, 'Why fight flies? Se cure a planet of your own on easy monthly payments.' "However, it is well to point out that the saving clause, 'it is estimated,' cor rects the 2,000,000. Scientific men are just like other people and hate Just as much to have to say: 'I don't know,' to a plain question. They have learned that It is estimated' acts on the same principle as a boy's 'over the left,' and authorizes them to tell with impunity the most jaw-dropping, eye-bulging whoppers, causing the public to wag heads and cluck: "Tchk! Look at that now! There's learning for you!" "There is a good deal of the 'it is esti mated' about the life history of the fly, for the reason that the beast is hard to rear. Other insects will live, move and have their being in a box with a gauze over it and let in the air and light. All they ask Is board and lodging, and, like the curios in a dime museum. tb-- ib answer any and all proper' questions, photographs for sale for their special benefit. But fit up the most luxurious quarters for flies, well aired and light- ed, stock with all the delicacies of the j stable and the garbage box, and the in mates incontinently turn up their toes ' and die. While the entomologist won ders what for, a fly buzzes past his ear. He chases it away. It comes back. He slaps at it. It dodges, buzzing gleefully, and alights again. He flutters his hand and shoos it from him. He thinks It is simply another case of fly persever ance. He does not k'now. he cannot un derstand, that it is mocking his failure with the cry of: 'A-a-a-a-ah! Did you ever get left?' " KEEPS THE WHEELS GREASED. Convenient Automatic Oiling; Device for Vehicles. The labor of oiling wagon wheels by the usual method is somewhat ardu ous, and he who can perform the task without soiling the hands and clothes is an exception to the general rule. With the idea of doing away with the necessity for removing the wheels every time the axles are oiled Van Don Roe, of Maury City, Tenn.. has design ed the automatic oiler illustrated here with. It consists of an elongated oil cup secured to the hub between two spokes, with an opening cut through the hub and box to allow the oil to flow to the shaft. Inside the oil-cup is a weighted plunger, which reciprocates at each revolution of the wheel, thus forcing a small quantity of oil through the minute opening in the wheel box. The force of the fall of the plunger is broken by a coiled spring at either end of the internal chamber, thus making the device noiseless, and it is only nec essary to fill the cups at long intervals to keep the shafts and boxes in good condition. PLANETARY MOVEMENTS. Trne Theory Advanced by Ancient 11 il oaopher Pythafgoras. In the earliest times in which men began to give anything like scientific attention to the movements of the heav enly bodies, the planets or "wander ers," as their name implies, appear to have .been regarded sometimes as living beings, mostly deified heroes, and sometimes as the abodes of these be ings. The men of these ages naturally took what they saw for granted and believed the earth to be the center of the universe, with the sun, moon and other heavenly bodies moving round it. In course of time, as observation be came more exact, the irregularity of the apparent orbits of the planets was noted and accounted for by fixing them in revolving crystalline spheres or zones, the smaller inclosing the earth and the rest outside working at varying distances and at varying speeds. In each of these a planet was fixed, and so the irregularity was accounted for, swiftness or slowness of revolution be ingakeu as a criterion of proximity or distance. This was practically the the ory adopted in what is called the Ptole maic system. This system had been shaping itself from the times of Plato and Aristotle, and remained generally accepted until the demonstrations of Copernicus demolished it. It is, how ever, well worthy of note that Pythag oras, about five centuries before Christ, had advanced the true theory of the universe, that is to say, the revolution of the earth and its sister planets round the sun. This, however, conflicted strongly with the preconceived Ideas of the philosophers of Greece and Rome, and subsequently with those of the theologians, who considered that they were bound to consider the earth as the center as well as the end and aim of creation. Hence, it was not until something like 2,000 years after the death of Pythagoras that his theory was practically confirmed by the as tronomers of the sixteenth and seven teenth centuries. SERENADED THE JAIL. Ludicrous Error of an Organ-Grinder in St. Paul. A wandering minstrel, who started his wanderings in the neighborhood of Genoa, pushed his hand organ up Fifth street the other afternoon about 5 o'clock. When he got halfway up the hill he stopped, looked up at the win dow in which Mr. Soutball keeps the little geranium which solaces his im prisonment, swung the organ around off his back and began to play. The flower had set life wrong. He didn't know It was the county jail and he wouldn't know yet but for the fact that he started to play the dear old tune, "I Never Care to Wander .from the Old Fireside." Somebody threw a piece of stale bread at him from the window of the boys' ward and he moved on. St. Paul Globe. New War Balloon Invented. ' An officer in the Austrian army in Vienna has invented balloons which will float both men and horses across a river. They are to be fastened to the belts around the men and the harness of the horses. When a young man finds that be can make two girls believe the same com pliment, he begins to look upon him self as the Real Thing. AUTOMATIC OI1.ER. Prevents Rapid Hating. ! . The feed trough which we illustrate below has been patented by George E. Combs, of Chadwick. N. Y., and is in tended to prevent the animals from eat ing their feed too rapidly, and also to prevent the waste of feed when the animal is inclined to push It out of the trough. The new trough is of semi circular shape, with a hopper mounted on a raised base In the center of the tear portion of the trough. At the bottom of the hopper is a disk which can be raised or lowered by the adjust ment of a thumbscrew, thus varying the size of the discharge opening. The feed falls through the opening around the disk into the trough below, and a little watching on the part of the hostler will soon show the position to give the disk to regulate the discharge to the proper quantity. Projecting VARIABLE DISCHARGE FOR FEED TROUGHS. from either side of the hopper is a short arm, which is connected with a stirring device inside of the hopper, this ar rangement being useful in starting the flow of feed if it should become clogged in the hopper. If the feed stops the animal will move Its nose about the trough to pick up the stray grain, thus coming in contact with one of the arms and dislodging the feed and starting the flow again. Fattening Beef Cattle. Reports from the West indicate that a great many of what are called "feed ers," young stock ready to be put up and fattened, are being sold in the Chi cago market, and that the farmers of Indiana, Illinois and Iowa will feed more of them this year than ever. One reason for this is probably in the com paratively good price at which beef cat tle are now selling, and another is the large corn crops which the farmers have grown, and which they find it more profitable to sell "on the hoof" as It is called, or iu the shape of cattle and hogs, than to sell by the bushel. They have learned that their soil, fertile as it was once thought to be, needs to have something in the way of fertility re turned to it, or continual cropping will exhaust it. The corn shredder, which utilizes the stalks of their great fields of corn as rough fodder for stock, also ! helps them keep more. Most of these i young cattle come from the ranges in Texas and In the Northwestern States, : where little corn is grown, and It seems easier to bring the cattle to the corn than to take the corn to the cattle, es pecially as the feeding points are nearer to a good market than are the ranches. Something of the same sort is being done near Kansas City and Omaha, which draw range cattle from Moutana, the Dakotas and even from Winnipeg. Where drought has been too severe these range cattle are what is called "grass fat" when they come In, and need only a few months on corn to bring them up to prime beef, fit to ship to England or any other point where they will pay good prices for good meat. American Cultivator. I Good Strawberries. The Nick Ohmer strawberry is a fine grower and carries its fruit on strong stems well up from the ground. It Is heavy and large in leaf. The fruit is of a beautiful shape and color, coming in as early as the majority and continuing as late in the season as any on the list. In Its variety trials of strawber ries for 1900 American Garden ing found fully a nick ohmkr berry, quart per plant to be easy figuring in the cases of Nick Ohmer and Sharpless, which stand pre eminently in mind as the leaders of the test. Frost caused some injury, but Gladstone, Gem and Star suffered most seriously in this respect. Wilson and Sharpless were tremendous croppers and gave good fruit early to late. Urn: and Acid Phosphate. Mch having been said lately about the tests made at the Rhode Island Ex periment Station in the use of lime upon certain soils and for various crops, we desire to call attention to the possible danger of using lime with an acid phosphate. The object in treating bone and phospbatic rock with sul phuric acid is to render the phosphoric acid soluble in water so that It may be come more readily available for plant food. It does this by removing from It a part of the lime, changing it to a sul phate of lime. If now more carbonate of lime is added it will be taken up by the dissolved phosphate, and it reverts again to the Insoluble form. Lime ma; be used with bone meal, because that already has its phosphoric acid com bined with as much lime as it can take up, and it really becomes available, as it is acted upon by the acid in the soil. But where one uses enough of bone meal there Is little need to use lime iv any other form. Bloat in Cattle. Bloat In cattle, from whatever cause, is very dangerous,; and unless help is soon obtained, the animal will die. The most effectual way of relief Is to use the trocar and canula, an instrument that is designed for this purpose. It this Is not at hand, a knife may be used. the small blade of a penknife being the right size. We used the small blade of a jackkntfe, with rubber over the blade, to make the right length. Push the right side of the cow against the wall. Place the knife on the left side, about midway- between the short rib and hip bone. Give the knife a sharp blow with the hand; withdraw the knife, insert a goose or turkey quill, and leave it there until the gas escapes. The quill should be watched so that It may not become clogged with blood. The next day after the operation we gave the cow one and one-half pounds of Glauber's salts, and as she was not chewing her cud by the next day a strip of salt pork was given her. This brought her out in good shape. The knife operation is not dan gerous, but the gas is. Rape Plant as Weed Killers. Aside from its value as a forage rape Is an excellent crop to grow on fields that are foul with weeds. The late date at which the seed may be sown allows the weeds to get well started before the final preparation of the soil begins, the; are further kept in check by the culti vation required for the crop during its early growth, and later the rape plants shade the. ground so completely as to keep the" weeds down. An excellent treatment for a foiil field is to plow thoroughly in late summer or early au tumn and seed to rye or some other forage crop to be pastured off during the fall, winter or early spring. When the crop has been pastured sufficiently and before the weeds have produced eed, plow again, plant rape in drills and give thorough cultivation. There are few weeds that will survive such treatment, and the land will have given profitable returns In forage in the mean time. The rape Is usually ready for use in about eight or ten weeks from the date of seeding. T. A. Williams. j Imotation rheew. In 1S99 the imports of Imitation cheese into Great Britain from the United . States and Holland, the only countries where it is made, were 5,087 hundredweight, which was less than one-half the amount imported in 1897. Popular sentiment has been so strongly against the article on both sides of the water that it was expected the trade would gradually die out. Recent high prices for pure cheese have, however, induced a few concerns In Great Brit ain to handle the imitation stuff, and they have inquired for supplies both in Canada and the United States. To the credit of Canada it may be said that the law positively prohibits the manu facture or sale of the article iu any of the provinces of the Dominion. Farm, Field and Fireside. Irrigation in Rocky Mountains. In the six Rocky Mountain States of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Utah and Wyoming agriculture Is large ly dependent on irrigation. The distri bution of the water supply is regulated by law, and costs about ?1 per acre. Nebraska and Wyoming have water commissioners, who receive al appli cations and determine all controversies. In the other four States there is much litigation. But when the ranchman's water rights are once established, he thinks himself far more sure of regular crops than the farmer in "the humid States," where there is always liability of drouth or excessive rainfall, while he has the exact amount of moisture he needs, just when he wants it, and at no other time and always on tap. Uns'aked Lime for Rats. A correspondent of the Country Gen tleman says that to keep rodents out of oats "take unslaked lime, just sprin kle it over the floor or platform on which one will put his grain, then a lay er of sheaves and another liberalspread of lime. Continue In like manner, lining each layer of grain to the last, not smothering the last layer, and that is all there is to it. I keep rats and mice out of my corn crib in the same way, and it Is Invariably a success. I j also keep large quantities of unthreshed oats in barn free from rats and mice the same way. One barrel of unslaked lime ! is enough for 2,000 or 3,000 bushels of corn or eisrht tons of sheaf oats. Co-operation in Fairs. We. should like to see the stock of every fair association in the country scattered out in small blocks among the representative farmers, breeders and business men of the community. Then they would all have some direct person al interest, in making the fair a suc cess, and they would do it, too. Wher ever the managers of a fair bare the good will and help of a community which is proud of its fair we find a clean, instructive and successful exhi bition. Fair managers as a rule are anxious to give the public clean fairs, but they cannot do it without such pub lic support as will keep them "out of the hole" financially. National Stock man. GOOD FORTUNE HOW AN ENTERPRISING FARMER STRUCK IT RiCH. Shattered by Disease, Robert White, While Endeavoring to Cure Hi iinelf, Made a Fortunate Discovery. From the Democrat, :helbyville, Ind. Near Waldron, Ind., resides Mr. Robert White, one of the best knowu farmers of the community. He is well situated, and just now has had an un usnal share of good fortune. In his earlier days Mr. White was strong and athletic, but now while on the declining side of forty, hard work and disease have made him a different man, although today he is in good health. For a number of years he has been troubled with rheumatism, catarrh of the head and stomach. Often in bad weather his ailments would be aggra vated and be would be in a serious con dition. When the grippe visited this section seven years ago, Mr White was one of those attacked by this fearful disease a was confined to his bed for several days. After- recovering enough to si'j up for a few days, concluded he was well enough to get out about his work. He went ant too soon. Most all pa tients do that. He had a relapse and was confined to bis bed for several weeks. His old disorders became greatly affected. The efforts of his physician, who had been attending him all the time, proved unavailing. The doctor was dismissed. Several oth ers were tried but their treatment was useless. Mr. White doctored himself and used many remedies said to be good for his diseases, but be was not helped. He went to Matisville and took the baths, but they did him only tempor ary good. "It seemed impossible to get lelief," said he, "and I did not know what to do. "At last I was persuaded to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People, and they cured me. I commenced taking them last June, and alter taking five boxes, I was entirely cured. They relieved me from all suffering. Of course I suffered from rheumatism most, and I am now completely cured of that. I bad tried two catarrh spe cialists, who were said to be good for the trouble, and they each said my case was incurable. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People cleansed out my system, purified my blood, and I am now strong-and well. These pills relieved me of miserable suffering, and my only regret is. that I did not have the good fortune to take them seven years ago. 1 have recommended the medicine to a number and the dealer in Waldron says he has a large demand for it." It was nature's own remedy that ac complished this cure caused by impure blood, for Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People are composed of vegetable remedies that exert a powerful influ ence in purifying and enriching the blood. Many diseases long supposed by the medical profession to be incura ble have succumbed to the potent influ ence of there pills. This universal remedy is sold by all drnggists. Ginger and Its Uttes. In a hundred thousand farm houses the essence of Jamaica ginger is regard ed as on of the most valuable of family medicines. It is still used with sugar in the cold water furnished to haying hands for drinking. It makes a whole some beverage for any one in hot weather. Persons of weak digestion will find a few drops of the essence useful if taken in water before breakfast with out sngar. Ginger tea, made from the root, is of service, like catnip tea or sage tea, to produce presperation in colds, or to stimulate the system after exposure. It is more palatable than the decoc tions of sage and catnip. In toothaches a bit of root ginser chewed slowly will remove the pain and make one comfortable till a dentist can be consulted Nearly all the good effects of alco holic stimulants can be secured from ginger. But the so-called ginger habit has to be guarded agaiust. So has the cayenne pepper habit An Overwhelming Thought. Our sun is a third-rate sun, situated in the milky way, one of myriads of stars, and the milky way is itself one of myriads of sectional star accumula tions, for these seem to be countless, and to be spread over intimity At some period of their existence each of these suns had planets circling around it, which, after untold ages, are fit for some sort of human beings to inhabit them tor a comparatively brief period, after which they still continue for years to circle around without atmo sphere, vegetation or inhabitants, as the moon does around onr planet. There is nothing so calculated to take the conceit out of an individual who thinks himself an important unit in the universe as astronomy. It teaches that we are less, compared with the uni verse, than a colony of ants is to us, and that the difference between men is less than that between one ant and an other. London Truth They who know G6d love Him, and they who love Him learn to know 11-im best. It is a curious and interesting coinci dence that while the old confederate cruiser Alabama was for a long time known as "No. 290, " the new battle ship Alabama was numbered "290'' at the builder's yard before her name was decided upon, and without any thought of the original. ' - Brown I can hit a good canteloupe every time. Jones You can! Well, say, how do you do it by physiogomy or psy etiology? Indianapolis Journal.