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THE HOOD RIVER GLACIER, HOOD RIVER. OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, ' 1904
1 Topics of the Times Uneasy Hps the head that wears Teter's crown. Some one might suggest to General Corbln that an officer's marriage Is a private affair. The Empress of Japan smokes a sli ver pipe. Well, even that Isn't aa bad as cigarettes. The pumpkin pie that mother used to make were usually called punkin plea, were they not? The conviction grows that If Peary fulls John D. Rockefeller la the only man who can take the North Pole into camp. King Peter had a good deal of tinsel at bis coronation, but he has nothing on his clothes books that compares with Dowie's new robe of office. Ail proposals of marriage on the ten ytar plan should be accompanied by tables of rates showing, among other things, IJie cash sumuider value from year to year. While the statistician is striking all aorta of averages, die practical house wife Is being convinced that figures on domestic economy are susceptible of prevarication. The Czar has appointed his uncle in cpector general of artillery, but the old man will not have much to Inspect un til some of the artillery can be taken back from the Japs. It Is probably Juat a coincidence that one scientist predicts that we will all be Insane Just a few years after the date fixed by another scientist for the dlaappearance of the bloudcs. Scientists have declared that If a nan be put In a dark room with a blue llfct it la possible to axtruct his teeth plalulessly. Shut a man with the tooth ache In a dark room and the air will become blue enough without artificial aid. A statistical expert aaya more money la spent In this country for candy than for bats, shoes and gkma combined. This, however, la not aa startling aa the fact that more money la spent for (whisky and beer than for all of them put together. Some actreases have advertised that they take buttermilk baths (and it la tetter to take buttermilk baths than none at all), but It remained for Prof. Elle Metchntkoll of tlio Pasteur Insti tute of London to discover the efficacy of sour milk as a life-preserving pota tion. It is feared that many person will be so unappreclntive of the scion title achievement of Prof. Mek'tiulkoff that they would rather take on age than take In sour milk. However, it It came to the last pinch, where a mail must decide between the cold grave mid a glass of sour milk, some of the niore Uuild would doubtless tuke tho tullk. Twolniportant announcements made recently will no doubt cheer the heart of dilapidated humanity. A Christian (Scientist announces that he la able to pray a new suit of hair onto a lmld bead and a Scotch dentist is prepared to graft new teeth on an old Jawbone. The secret, of eternal youth, It appear, is not to be sought in au elixir which Is to transform the human body at a Jump, but In skillful repair work iwhlch makes good the woruout parts after the method of the bicycle or automobile mender. Treating tha huttiiiu body as a piece of machinery Is a cold blooded proceeding that the average man is likely to resent, but two uiuy be coming to It. With the story that a prominent candidate for national office prefer a bumble although meritorious kind of poetry, attention Is again drnwn to the legend that Lincoln's taste for poetry iwua not tine. Lincoln was fond of the didactic verses, "Why should the spir it of mortal be proud?" but be also liked the greater poetry of Shalt Mpeare. In one of his letters la an Impromptu criticism of "Macbeth" not unworthy of a cultivated man with more time for books and art than Lin coln bad. The man who wrote that masterpiece of American prose, the Gettysburg address, could not have been insensitive to good poetry, and bis own style shows that he was alive to the literary beauties of the Bible, The wonderful discoveries In chem istry make It almost certain that the miner of the future will be engaged In a swtreb for rare elements, and perhaps for some that are still unknown or not fully appreciated, writes John A. Church, in Uie Mining Magazlue. The power of electricity has given us the command of elements which could not be separated except In minute specks twenty-five years ago, and it Is entirely possible that new alloys with valuable qualities will extend the field of his usefulness. The miner in fact has one eye applied to a telescope. looking for new fields of effort, and the other glued to a microscope, searching for tracea of metal, that be may recover from the alags and gases of his waste product. Ills work is bound closely with the de velopment of transortation, and In deed with every other Industry, so that men who boast a conservatism that re jects Investments in mining look with dismay while their bonds fall in value because there is a strike among dis tant mines. The hardest task of the missionary among tropical savages Is to teach them the dignity of labor. Where very bodily want is supplied freely by nature, the chief motive to work, the earning of one's dally bread. Is absent But the lesson la being learned. This was abown some months go In Toro a central African coun try lying to the weat of Uganda at the foot of the snow-clad range anciently known as the Mountains of the Moon. The king's birthday was celebrated by an exhibition of native work. There were two hundred entries, a smaller number than the previous year, but the standard was much bibber and the variety greater. The queen, who was herself a prize-winner, presented the prizes, and the king showed mu'b in terest Yet ten years ago, when the lirst native Itaganda missionaries went to tills people, tiiey were sunk in the lowest depths of savagery. In some respecta, this exhibition In the heart of the dark continent was more inter esting and remarkable than that In 8t Lou'a. The establishment of a through llm of steamers between St. Louis and New Orleans Is only one of many tokensof a rovivai of waterway transportation It this country, and serves to call atten tion to the many ship canal project! under consideration at the present time. Twenty year ago river and canal navigation were pronounced dead. It waa said that the steamboat bad seen Its day; that the canal boat had gone to Join the stage coach, and that the railroad had superseded all other methods and means of transpor tation and traffic. To-day the govern ment of the United States la engaged In the construction of an Interoceanlc canal. The Erie Canal Is to be deep ened and widened by the State of New York at an expense of one hundred million dollars. Canada Is talking about conflicting the upper lakes with the ocean by locking and cnuallng the Ot tawa Klver, while our own Congress Is Investigating the feasibility of con structing a deep water canal between the great lakes and the Mississippi Hlver. It would appear, therefore, that water transportation, In this country at least, la still In Its Infancy. It la claim ed by the advocates of Inter-waterway enterprises and they preaent strong arguments that canals are well worth their cost In protecting the public against extortionate freight rates. At any rate the country la likely to wit neas In the near future a remarkable renaissance of canal building and canal traffic It would have been better If George Meredith' short-term marriage propo sition bad been received with that si lence which a scheme so repugnant to all that la finest, best and holiest In humanity merits. For no matter what may be Mr. Meredlth'a place In the world of letters, be baa not abown him self competent to deal with problem affecting the most sacred and most mo mentous relation that can be entered Into by a man and a woman. W are not disposed to take the En glish writer seriously, There 1 a sus picion that his belief tbat tb plan sug gested would "cause a devil of an up roar," lets us Into the real motive actu ating him in giving bta unlovely scheme to the public. A little free and exceedingly vulgar advertising may please blin better than the solving of complex aoclul problems. We do not propose to enter into any argument with Mr. Meredith. Judge Kersten, of Chicago, has said about all that needs saying In the significant sentence: "Ueorge Meredith must be Insane; the few who would eutcrtaln his proposi tion would be better satisfied with one year mnrrlnges or a shorter period." For the rest we are content to leave Mr. Mereillth and his repulsive remedy for unhappy marriages to the thou sands of husbands and wives who are traveling through life hand In band, sharing together cheerfully the bur dens and the Joys of home making; to the fathers and mothers who are rearing as best they know how our fu ture citizens; to the boys and the girls growing up with that sublime love for parents which strengthens and In creases In tenderness as the tottering steps of father and mother draw near to the end of their earthly journey. For after all Is said about this matter we fuce this question: What of the boy and the girl? Would a five or ten year marriage satisfy the love of the child for- father and mother? Would It compass the demands of that divine mother love, than which there Is noth ing finer? Would It meet the longing of every human heart for a home? To these heart-touching and all-Important question there comes a mighty NO echoed from Eden aud reaching the last man and woman on earth who shall plight their troth and say "Till death do us part." MOTOR FARMING. Latest Phase of Rclentlflc Agriculture in Kuglaud. The many uses to which the motor has been put are Illustrated In the ac companying photograph, which shows the Ivel agricultural motor, an English Invention, at work. This machine Is capable of hauling any kind of two or three furrow plow, or, In fact, any agricultural Implement. It can also be used for driving all kinds of machinery usually driven by steam or gas en gine, and when not at work In the field It can be doing cartage work. In a plowing experiment the Ivel motor, hauling a threo furrow plow, Ill IVEL AGRICULTURAL MOTOR. plowed six acres one rood nine polea of laud of very bard surface to au average depth of seven Inches In eight f nours uny-rour raiuuies, ana uie cost worked out at a rate of 6 ahllllngs per acre, which included everything. Comparing these figures with the coat of doing the same work in the or dinary old-fashioned way. It will be you can get the work done very much : cheaper and quicker. Machines have already been export ed to Portugal, Egypt and South Af rica, a In these countries the superi ority of mechanical power over horses aud cattle Is appreciated. It's a fortunate thing for some wom en that beauty la only skin deep. OPINIONS OF GREAT PAPERS ON IMPORTANT SUBJECTS Keep the Rod Out of School OW WSS It MllrtV vpara Bern when nvmrtrfll nun. ILmJ I cement was abolished In the schools? Were J I iot those the days when whole district of the own wera inrestea wltn gangs or young rur ians who terrorized the neighborhoods and gainst whom the police were almost power less? Have the generations of boys since then been worse or better? The far greater peace and quiet of the town, the Increased sobriety, the absence of the old gangs of youthful ruffians would seem to suggest that there bas been improvement during the period since the whip was abandoned In the schools. For some reason New York is now far more orderly than It was before, and order Is preserved more easily. Hiotlng, once comparatively fre quent, has ceased. The discipline in the schools themselves Is more efficient than when it was enforced with the rod. In every respect they are better. New York Sun. Making Ourselves Uncomfortable. NB of the troubles, or, rather, sources of the troubles, of this age is that people are too com fortable. Hot and cold water in every room, electric light, elevators, steam heaters, easy chairs all these things are ruining the race. We arc growing soft, torpid, lazy and Ineffect ive because our way 1 made too smooth for an us. Especially Is this true of bachelors and never have to do anything for themselves, but we all ahare, to some degree, In the common luxtiriea that have converted even the poor among us Into sybarites. Strength of muscle, or mind, of will, is acquired only by exercise. An athlete runs a mile. It la bard work, but It builds up bis muscle. If be lay in bed be would be more at ease, but his muscles would grow flabby and weak and In the day of trial be would fall. A child whose lightest wish Is obeyed will grow up weak-willed and petu lant and will be helpless afterward in the face of deter mined opposition. Modern Invention and the competition of business have relieved people of a vast deal of labor which formerly they bad to perform, The elevator saves climbing upstairs, the electrlg light saves the work of filling and cleaning oil lamps, the telephone saves going on errands, the street cars save walking. All things are done for us. In consequence we are losing the hnblt and the knack of doing things for ourselves. We are going to seed, falling Into flesh, suffer ing a weakening of the will and a darkening of the un derstanding, The old Spartan spirit is evaporating. We cry under slight pain and demand anesthetics. Our soft bodies csnnot stand beat or cold, nor our soft minds Intense EASY FOR CHAUNCEY DEPEW. Editor Comment on the Senator' Re mark on Lack of Laughter. Chauncey M. Depew Rays that we re all too parsimonious of laughter; we don't look around for the fun there Is In life; we take things too seriously. Maybe that's true enough, but It does make us tired to hear this sort of philosophy coining from a man like Chauncey, who rests on downy beds of ease, and never has to lie awake at night trying to cipher out where next winter's coal is going to come from. Channy has bins In his cellar full of all sorts of Imported nud domestic money, and when he wants anything he Just goes down there with a sack aud shovels In enough money to buy what he wants, and that's nil there Is to It. It's dad-blistered easy for a man to be a cheerful philosopher when he has a few cords of green backs piled up In his woodshed. And Chauncey, while he says such henu tllul things between times. Is contrib uting to the gloom of the nation near ly all the time by telling weary old stories that turn a man's blood to water. If a nice bowdydo for a man to spring a lot of heart-breaktng unec dotes, and then look around upon the weeping and shuddering people and tell them that they are too parsimoni ous of mirth. There's a man a good deal like Chunuey within a thousand miles of the town we live In. lie goes around all the time with a beamln.r smile, ns serene as a Mny morning, throwing around gems of 'philosophy promiscuously, lie is always saying pretty things about letting sunshine into our lives and garnering tlie roses while we may, and nil that sort of thing. He has a string of platitudes on file In his memory nil the time, and be never misses a chance to distribute them. Hut that's about all that ho ever does distribute. He Is so stingy that be would steal bay from a blind horse. He has always been well fixed, and bis father was well fixed before lilni, and he has never known what It means to walk the floor In the silent watches of the night wondering how in blltien that note was going to tie paid. All he does is to look serene and quote chaste things concerning the sunshine, and go around Jacking up his tenants and renters If they get a few days behind and piling up wealth In the bank, it's mighty easy to be a philosopher under such circum stances. Nebraska Stute Journal. LUXURY IN THE KLONDIKE. Hardship Is No Longer the Inevitable Lot of Alaaka Miner. Hardship is no longer a necessary accompaniment of owning and work ing a mine In the Klondike. Certain holders of rich claims on Bonanza and Eldorado creeks, on which were made the "strikes" that startled the world a few years ago, have worked out a system of gathering their golden divi dends which Involves little more than an enjoyable summer outing. It Is as easy as going to the races, only the Klomllker brings back the gold. It Is hardly more trouble than clipping coupons from gilt-edged bonds. These owners of bonanza claims spend the winter 1 1 "the states," Cali fornia claiming mi st of them. In uie spring they make up a party of friends or relatives, an. I by easy stages go lu to Dawson for the "clean-up." Large ocean steamers carry them to Fkagway, and tiie White Pass and Yukon Railway spans the gap to White Horse Rapids, where river steamers are waiting, and In two or threo days they scurry down the Yukon tn Dawson. The cabins on the creeks have been cleaned and well stocked against the coming of the owner and his party. Wheu he arrives the water. Is turned into the huge sluices and the work of washing out the gravel mined dur ing the winter begins, Jha women of lie added, us worse For his who live In hotels the party spend hours alongside the sluices, for gathering the Yukon gold has a peculiar fascination. If they tire of this novelty there are stages to take them into Dawson for a ball or an evening at the theater. "1 bad the time of my life," de clared a young woman who went In for the "clean-up" last year, "and I'm going again next ye:ir. I was In Daw son Just four weeks and I attended fourteen balls. Half the men 1 met were college grnduates and all wore evening clothes, even to dinner par ties. No dress In a woman's wardrobe Is too fine for Dawson, but even a fright of a woman Is sure of a good time, for the men are In such major ity. "The most striking celebration which occurred In the course of my lslt was the trip to the Dome, a great hill back of Duwson, on June SI, the longest day of the year. The sun Is In view for twenty-four hours from the Dome, while In the Yukon vnlcy It disappears for a couple of hours. More than a thousand of us imide the trip to busk lu the midnight sunshine." The "clean up" takes hree or four weeks, and when It Is over tho gold, in Binull sacks, Is hauled to Dawson. The owner pays the crown royalty to the authorities, settles with his em ployes and expresses the rest to his bank in San Francisco or Seattle. He has the choice of two routes home the way ho came or down tho Yukon to Bering Sea and thence to the States by a long ocean voyage. Either way thero Is absolute comfort. Such Is the evolution of the gold camp that once suffered famine and scurvy, and to which relief was sent by dog teams over tho frozen snow liclds. Dawson now boasts electric lights, automobiles and no less than 1,IMK bicycles. It Is gay socially In winter as In summer, when the "clean-up" crowd appears to make things lively. New York Tribune CITY MAN IN THE COUNTRY. Problem MIJdte-Aeil Men Are Trying; to Solve in the Metropolis. If farmers could know the number of men at work In cities, who are slav lug and pinching that they may save enough to buy a small home lu the country they would be more than con- tented with their lot. . City life has Its rewards, but the wear and tear ou the mental and physical' being Is very great. Probably the ambition of four- fifths of the trained newspaper men In the great cities Is to accumulate a sum sufficient to enable them to buy paper lu a small town; one that will give them a comfortable living with out the remorseless grind Incident to work on a great city dally. So with the clerk and the artisan In the great city; they long for a few acres of land from which to get their living, and many of them are doing It successful ly, though more are falling from lack of technical knowledge. A man of 50 in the country feels that he has years enough before him to accomplish a greut deal; In the city, If the man of SO years be an employe, he Is lu dally fear, and Justly, that he will lose his position and some youth get it. The writer knows whereof he speaks, for he has been the city man and the farmer. Some day some Carnegie will find an outlet for his fortune in buy ing large tracts of land iu settled farming communities, near schools, churches and stores, cutting them up Into small farms of ten or twenty acres, building a house on each, em ploying one or more experts as teach ers lu rural lines and offering these homes to city men of middle age who have saved a little money, at a price and on terms that will enable the man from the city to pay for his little home by his labor. He will be taught how by the experts employed by the rich man. This Is not charity, for the rich man will find his philanthropy paying him a goodly per cent on his invest ment Indianapolis News. Intellectual toll for long sittings. Fortitude la going out of the world. If one of us wishes to escape fatty degeneration, cor poreal, Intellectual and moral, It Is necessary for him to make himself uncomfortable. Let him sleep on a bard mat tress, let him sit only on hard, straight-backed chairs with out upholstery; let him bathe In cold water; let blm black his own boots; let blm walk long distance; let him eat sparingly and of none but simple dishes; let blm do the tilings that be does not like to do; let blm refrain from doing the things be does like to do; let blm mortify bis flesh and humiliate his desires until he shall gain the mas tery over himself. San Francisco Bulletin. Death and the Fear of It. EOItfiE MEREDITH Is renorted to have said Gill) a recent interview that doctors and parsons fare doing harm by increasing the fear of death l..n1 matlnirtli. Vnffliuh load manlv "Vi Adtt " "should consider death or think of It than going from one room to another." own part, he Bays, be "hopes he shall die with a good 'laugh." There Is no objection to Joyousncss, even on the solemn occasion of passing from this form of existence to one of which we know nothing except by faith. All the same, a frivolous laugh aeems to be an affectation of courage rather than geniulne heroism. Death Is no Joke for those who go or for those who are left behind. One may say, with the trust of Emerson: "The God who bas led me so graciously all through this life I can trust wbertvar He leads ma." Syracuse Telegram. Courage in War. N the great naval battles that bave occurred In the East, as in the great land battles, no doubt Uie Russians died game. So did the Japanese, so do the common soldier and sailors of most civilized peoples and of many seml-clvllized and many barbarian peoples. No people in the world meet dfath with more nonchalance, or more grim stoicism, than the Turks or our North American Indians. To die recklessly In battle Is a common trait, and argues no special nobility of character. Least of all does It give any Indication of the righteousness of a cause, or possession of the traits that make for the glory of a nation In peace. To have bulldog's fearless pugnacity doea not demonstrate the possession of Christian, or even of moral virtues. Dad men have It In common with the beat men. Boston Herald. FOOD OF MADAGASCAR. Pith of Tree Compounded Into an Kdlble According to the report of M. R. Gal Icrand, a French scientist, the Saka laves of Madagascar use the pith of a certain palm tree as an article of food, says the Scientific American. The tree Is found 1n the Amhongo region, and Is known xas the satranahe. -According to Pernlr, It Is the inodenila nobllls, nearly related to the hypahene. In that region the sataranabe eovers vast spaces either along Uie sea coast or bordering the rivers. After cutting down the tree the nutlves take out the pith, which runs from four to ten pounds per tree, then dry, powder and sift It, thus forming a kind of flour. Some of this flour was sent to Mar seilles to be analyzed at the Industrial laboratory. It la a fine yellow powder, and when fresh has a somewhat sweetish taste, which It had lost, however, upon ar riving, and Its solution did not act upon a beam of polarized light. Wheu shaken up with water the flour swiills up and a light yellow liquid is obtained which has the odor of beer. About 17 per cent of the matter Is dissolved. When fresh the product contains 13.3 per cent of water. After drylug, to expel all tho water, It analyzes as fol lows: Starch, IM.8,'13 per cent; cellu lose, 12.0.T.J; albuminoid matter, 10.538; fatty matter, 1.037; mineral salts, 8.2 per cent. Among the salts are sul phate of potash, chloride of sodium, phosphate of lime, magnesia, oxide of Iron; silica Is nlso found. What 'a to be remarked principally about this product Is the relatively largo proportion of albuminoid matter It contains. In this respect It ranks ahoad of Uie potato, manioc aud sweet potato, sei lug that the latter contain G.1'3. 3.30 and 3.38 per cent of nitrogen substances. Chance for Woman Inventor. "Now that the preserving season Is here," said the busy woman, "I am reminded of something that for a long time I have been meaning to Invent and patent. It Is to be called the Never-Burn Cooking Spoon. Of course no home will be complete wlUiout It. "This Is the design: a brond, deep bowl set at right angles to the ad joining upright handle, which will be as long as a preserving kettle Is deep, and then, at right angles to this again, a second length of handle long enough to permit the cook to stand away from the steam and heat and yet stir the contents of her kettle as frequently as she wishes. "The advantage Is that with this double right angle handle the whole bowl of the spoon. Instead of Just the point of It Is, sure to rest on the bot tom of the kettle and hence the stlr ring has the desired effect of prevent ing the dreaded 'catching on' that Is bound to ruin the flavor of whatever Is being cooked. "I don't know why I have never yet had a tinsmith carry out my Idea. Some day I suppose some one else will put such a scheme on the market and I shall be saying 'Why didn't I do that myself?" New York Sun. Her Time to Worry. Marryat I toll you, old man, my expenses are getting so big I'm barely able to make both ends meet Ascuin I suppose it worries your wife a good deal. Marryat Well, yes, I believe she does worry a good deal whenever she wants a new gown or hat Philadel phia rress. A Frank: Tribute. "She Is beautiful," said Uie studious girl, "but she Is not accomplished." "My dear, answered Miss Cayenne, there Is no accomplishment more diffi cult than being beautiful." Washing ton Star. It la said of a certain cook that sba can't boil water without burning It TALE OF THE EARLY DAYS. First Ficht of Wild Bill, .Famed Des perado and Pioneer. Wild Bill, whose real namo was James HIekok, first came West in 16.-7. and drove an ox team on the plains for Majors & Russell In lSiXK He subsequently engaged himself to the Overland Stage Company as stock tender and was put in charge of a new stage station on Rock Cr ek, near the old McKandlas station, which was generally known as Robbers' Roost This was Uie headquarter for the McKandlas gang, a crowd tbat had held together since the Missouri Kansas border ruffian day aud cen erally hnd things Its own way. A man named Flcklin, and a number one stage hand, was the superintendent He tried to buy out the McKandlas station, but failing In this, he built a new one near by, putting young Hickok in charge. Cp to that rime ht had never experienced trouble with anyone, and was not likely to have friction, especially with the old station keeper. McKandlas. or his men. In the winter of lSiiO-lil McKandlas and his nephew and four other mn passed by the new station on horse back, leading an old man who was afoot. They had a ro"e around the old fellow's neck, and occasionally they would take a few turns around the horn of the saddle, make a run on the rope and Jerk the old man down and drag him on the ground until he was nearly dead. The only spite they had against him was tli.it be was a North Methodist preacher. If Wild Bill was anything he was an abolitionist and free-soiler and loyal to the United States. The McKandlas crowd was planning to make a raid on several stations to secure the stock and go south. They told young Hickok they would take the stock. He replied that he would be there. When they returned late In the even ing two stopped at the corral, two went to the front and two to the back door of the cabin or hut. Hickok told them he would shoot the first man who took down the bars of the corral. The elder McKandlas fired at Hickok, but mised blm. Hickok returned the fire with a rifle and shot McKandlas In the heart The next shot from Hickok killed the nephew, and the two fell at the front door. Just then the two at the back door opened fire. One shot from a double-barreled gun lodged seven full-grown buckshot Into Hlckok's right side and breast two of which entered bis lungs. The two meu who stopped at the corral came to tne aslstance of the two men at the house. Hickok was then In a band to-hand fight with four men. He killed three of them In the house and wounded the other so badly that be died ou the prairie. Denver Field and Farm. THE U.1TcrIiSERGALVEST0N. The Galveston was one of six ves sels to be built under act of March 3, IS!)!), providing for protected cruisers of 2,fO0 tons trial displacement. It was to be sheathed and coppered and to have n high rate compatible with good cruising qualities, a great radius of action and was to carry the most powerful ordnance possible to ships of its class. It has an actual steaming radius under full speed of 10'i knots. Its length over all is 3(1!) feet, beam 11 feet and mean draft about 4i!7 tons. It has fi boilers, a double bottom and 07 watertight compartments. A Lay of Ancient Koine. Oh! the Roman was a rogue, He erat. wan, you hettum; He ran his automoliilis And smoked his cigarettnm; He wore a diamond studibus. An elegant crnvattum, A maxima cum laude shirt, And such a stylish hattum! He loved the luscious hic-haec-hock, And bet on games and equi; At times he won; at oroers, tho'. He got it in the nequi; He winked (quo usque tandem?) At puellas on the Forum. And sometimes even mads Those goo-goo oculorum! Ha frequently was seen At combats gladitorial, Ajid ate enough to feed Ten boarders at Memorial; He often went or. sprees, And said, on starting homus, "Hie labor opus est. Oh, where' my hie hie doinus?' Altho' he lived In Rome Of all the arts the middle He was (excuse the phrase) A horrid Individ'!; Ah; what" a different thin? Was the homo (dative, hominy) Of faraway B. C, From us of Anno Domini. Harvard Lampoon. Cause or Hi DownfalL Archbishop Ryan tells a story of a philanthropic man who used to make a practice of visiting the eastern peni tentiary In Philadelphia, and becoming acquainted with prisoner about to be released so as to help them make a new start In life. One day when he waa calling on a man whose term wa about up. he no ticed a man in stripes who Impressed him. Going over to him, Uie Good Sa maritan said: 'What brought you to this place, my friend?" "Sneezing." "Sneezing?" "Yes, sir," said the convict "I sneezed one night when I was stand- In' by an open winder. It woke up an ole gentleman, and he bad me pinch ed." It should be a part of every one's education to learn bow to stand it. Not euough Is said of the heroism of hose who recognize that they must stand It, and quit complaining. If vou would have vour monev reneh those who are seedy, Ijuy poetry with It f'.,- ..- WMpr" PETITION. In the County Court of the County of Wasco unit stateof Oregon. Ill themnUerof the. petition of Claude L. Markham sod others for the formation or an Irrigation district In (he co'iniy of v a . o and slate of Oregon, under provisions of chapter V ol Bellinger's and Cotmn's Anno tated codes and statutes ol the stale of Ore- To t he romitv court of the e-.unty or Wasco: '1'he undersigned petitioners re.-peelfully show ntiio toe court: ... First-Tnat thev are desirous of forming and proisise to form an irriga.lon district tin der the provisions or chapter V of Bellingers and Col ton's annotated codes and statutes or Oregon. Heeond-That your petitioners are a majors Ity and more than flftvorthe holders of tllle lo Isnds susceptible or Irrigation rrotn com mon source Hnd bv the same system of works,, aud desire lo provide for the irrigation of ihe "V'nTrd That the land to be Irrigated l all situate In the county of Wasco and state of Oregon, and Is more particularly bounded as to said proposed district as follows, to-wlt: Commence on the Columbia river, south bank, where the section Hue between sections 81 and aa township 3 north, range 10 east of the Willamette meridian intersect the Coluni bla river, then south along said section line and the section lines between sections 5 aud 6, 7 and 8 to the -section corner common to said sections 7 andS, townships north.runge 10 east, W. M.. thence west lo the center of said section 7 thence south to the -section comer common to said section 7 aud seeilon IS said township aud range, thence west to corner common to said sections 7 and 18 and sections Wand 13 Uuiship2 north. range east W. M., thence south along the township line between rangesBand 10 enl nlori-suid, lo corner com mon to suctions 13, IS. I'i and 1. township a north, ranges and lo east,. W. M., thence west to the corner common to sections 13 and 14, '1 unit 'ilowu-hip i north mute 9 east. W. M., thence soiiiu lo coi nerci.mmou lo sections 23,M 25 and 2S last named luwii.iiip and range, thence In said township and range as lol lows: uet to tmrner common to tei'llons 22,23 21) ttnd 27, south to corner common to sections 2o, 27, 31 anil Si, we-it to cor icr common to sections 2H, 30, 31 and 2, thence souih lo cor ner common to sections 31 and 32 aforesaid and u sections S and , township 1, north, range 8, east W. M., thence east along the township line between townships 1 and 1 north, range U east to Hood river,, thence up the west bank of Hood river and Its forks to the most suitable piece for taking out the water from Hood river, Iheuce down said river to section line between sections 6 and 7 township 1 north, range lUeast, thence east to k section corner conunou to sections H and 7 thence north U Vt section corner common to sections (1. 31, townships 1 and 2 north, range 10 east, thence along said township line to corner common to sections 4 and 5, 32 and 83, townships 1 and 2 north, range 10 east, thence north to where the section line between sec tions 16 and 10, township 2 north, range lu east Intersects the west line of the rigut of way of the ditch or the Karn ers' Irrigating Co., thence following down said west and north line of said right of way of said ditch to a point on same in section 33, township & north, range 10 east; thence along the section lines between sections 3.1, 34, 2; and 28, town ship 3 north, range 10 east to the south bank of the Columbia river thence down along the south bank of said Columbia river to the point ol beginning. And your petitioners do pray that the said irrigation district be organized under the provisions of said act, and lor general relief. C. E. Markbitm it. H. Jentzen B. V. Mhoeinaker Jos. Fraz-ler, Jr L. H. Nichols II. H. At woo J P. Chandler J. O. Eastman O. K. Caslner W. B.Boorman ( has. Chandler H. A. Hkinner J. W. Ingalls K. L. Eastman C. Dtnsinoor Jas. K. McOratn J. H. Mhoeniaker A. J. Krledley H. A. MiHire Joe Humfleet K. J. Nicholson A. W. onihank K. C. Bherrleb H. E. Itlocher K. Klenloe Mrs. Ida Crapper B. K. Moses Henry Htefi'anaon W. N. Moses K. Duncan Martin Chas. Wallace Mrs. W. 1'rlggo J. J. Gibbons Kred Uate. (4. K. Abernslhy James Moore C. A. Merrlam U, A. McCurdy B. K. Kadelmaa Ueo. W. Love V. O. Church J. K Binns K. E. Lyons' A.J. Rogers J no. Htranahan A. W. King Chas. Htrsnalian J. J. Jordan T. A. Vanausdal J. R. I'hilley Louis H. Arnesen OtU Bro-d John Jakku G. W. Htranaban L. B. Wil-on J. R. Kiusev Williams Lang lite p. H. Martin L. E. bal l K. W. Angus Warren liavenport K. N. Lornhecker Kred N. Rorden J. B. Castoer John A. Wilson Ueo. Burden C. Jacobson A. overland Mrs. HosuM. Nealeigh Mrs. Phoebe A. Goss John Badlilt" Mrs. H. M. Lewis Joe tlohsnn W.J. Ro8 F. R. Abtien John L. Henderson Menominee Lnr Co Thus. Hhere J. P. aud C. B. Burnet Albert C. Helms Timber Land Act June 3, 1878.1 NOTICE FUH PUBLICATION. United Hlntes Land DtHce, The Dalles, O'e- f'on, Hept. s.t.isAH. Notice is hereby given that n compliance with the provisions of lite act of congress of June 3, 1878, entitled "An act for 1 tie sale of timber lands In the states of Cali fornia, Oregon. Nevada, and Washington Territory, "as extended to all the Public Laud States by act of August 4, 18112, ALMOND. VENAV of Forest Grove.coiuitv of Wasulmrton.stateof Oregon, has May SK.lDOt filed In thlsotllce bta sworn statement No. 2337, for the purchase of the NJysW'4 and WN W,4 of section No. 20 in township No. 1 nortl). rane,e Noll K., W.M., andwtli otter proof to showtlnitthc laudsought Is more valuable for Its timber or sfcnie than for agricultural purposes, and U establish his claim to said land before George T. Pra ttler, 1'nltcd states .commissioner, at his ollice at Hood Hlver, Oregon, on the luth day of 1 n her, llH. He names as witnesses: Charles Castncr, I.ewis K. Morse, Lee C. Morse, William F. Kami, all of Hstd Rtver.Oregon. Any and all pt5rsons claiming adversely the above described lands are reiiuested to tile, their claims in tills onVe on or before said lOlh day of December 111. oti d8 MICHAEL T. NO LA V, Register. NOTICE FOK PUBLICATION. Public Land Male (Isolated Tract) ' United States Land Ottlce, The Dalles, Ore gon, October '1. IIKM. Notice Is hereby given that in pursuance of Instructions from the iommissloner ol the general land ollice.under authority vested in him by section 21fi Untied States revise . stauites.as amended- ny act of congress approved February ati, 181'5, we will proceed tx offer at public sate at the hour ol 10 o'cliHJk a. in., on Ihe 6th day of Decemlier, U4, at this office, the following tract of land, to-wlt: T e KJf NE! of section 23, township 2north, range 11 east of Willamette Meridian. Any and all persons cla mtng adversely the above descrll?d lands are advised to file their claims In this office on or before the day designated for the com encement of said sale, otherwise their rights will be for feited. MICHAEL T. NOLAN, Register. oct27 dec! ANNE M. LANG, Receiver. Timber Land, Act June 8, 1878. NOTICE FOK PUBLICATION. United Htates Land Office, The Dalles, Ore- fon, Aug. 24, 1H04. Notice is hereby given that n compliance with the provisions of the act of congress of June 3. 1878. entitled "An act for the sale of timber lands In the states of Cali fornia, Oregon, Nevada and Washington Ter ritory," as extended lo all the public land slates by act nf August 4. 18H2. PHILIP U. WARREN of VIento, county of Wasco. Btate of Oreion, has on (September 21, W03, filed In this olflce his sworn statement No. 2133, for the purchase of the VI NW! and the W) 8Wi of sec tion No.9 in township2 north, ranged E.W.M.. and will offer proof to show that the land sought is more valuable for Its limber or stone than for agricultural purposes, and to establish his claim to said land before Geo. T. Prather, U. i. Commissioner at bla office In Hood River, Oregon, on the 2d day of De cember, 1S04. H. name as witnesses: Hamuel Woodwart, Theodore Glayser, of Cascade Locks, Oregon; Millard F. Bird, Tremont Foster, of Hood River, Oregon. Any and all persons claiming adversely the above described lands are requested to file their claims in this office on or before the said Sil day of Decern her. HUM. s22dl MICHAEL T. NOLAN, Register. CONTEST NOTICE. Department or the Interior, United States Land Office, The Dalles, Oregon, Oct. 14, lit a). A sufficient contest affidavit having txen filed In this office by George Bigler of Hood River, Oregon, contestant, against homestead entry No. IT40, made Heptember 20.1901, for (he northwest quarter (NWU) section 10 townabip 1 N, range II E., W. M., by JOKEPH SCHWARTZ, Contealee. in which it Is alleged that the said Joseph Schwartz has never settled upon the said land: that he tlas never resided upon nor Improved the said tract as required by law; that he has wholly abandoned, the said tract and remained away for more than six months last past next preceding the date hereof.and that said tract Is wholly abandoned and that such alleged absence from the land Is not due to the employment of the contestee tn the army, navy or marine corps of the United States as a private soldier, officer, seaman or . marine, during the war with Spain or any otiier war In u htcb the United states may be engaged. therefore said parties are hereby noti fied to appear, respond and offer evidence touching said allegation at 10 o'clock a. ni. on December 2, WK, before the register and! receiver at the United States land office In The Dallea, Oregon. The said contestant having. In proper affi davit, tiled October jj.lto4.set forth facts which show that after due dllligence personal ser vice of this notice can not be made. It la here by ordered aud directed that such notice be give by due and proper publication uJO nl7 MICHAEL T. NOLAN, Register.