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About Oregon City courier=herald. (Oregon City, Or.) 1898-1902 | View Entire Issue (March 24, 1899)
A DREAM GARDEN.
Where now are youth's superb domains?
A garden 'neath a darkening sky,
A Tangled garden bleak and dry,
s all that barren age returns.
Where are the roses and the boughs
That once hung low with fruity gold?
The Tines are sere, the vines are old,
The trees in dusky torpor drowse.
Where are the glorious Btinset gleams
That spread their long rays of delight,
Mingling the hopes of day and night?
They shine across a waste of dreams.
0 in that garden of the past
, Iiloomed flowers more than earthly fair,
IJeauty and Strength and Love bloomed
And Trust too quickly giv'n to last,
Yet in that garden still doth ring
The voices of a day long dead,
I hear the very words they said,
Borne on the gentle breeze of Spring.
That life is vain then, who shall say,
If in a dream he lives again
With every joy that crowned him when
The sword of youth kept pain at bay?
And while the sense of natural things
Of times that smile, of times that weep,
Visits my pillow as I sleep,
Again my Garden smiles and sings,
l'ortlaud Transcript. -
i HE. mummy necklace was a
quaint, rough thing, more quaint
than beautiful, yet with a certain
plcturosijueneHS, ami an undeniable
fascination, alternate beads of cornel
Ian and gold, and two tiny hearts bang
ing from the three central beads.
My father gave It me one day, know
ing I had a funcy for these out-of-the-way
Jewels. I do not know Its history,
but was told It had been taken off the
neck of a mummy.
From the moment It was given me
Its curious fascination overcame me.
I wore It day and night. I fancied It
would bring me luck. I certainly felt
tiny soft pinches on my ueck made by
the beads. This I wondered at for u
time, but afterward grew too accus
tomed to them to wonder. There were
curious marks on the beads; they were
chipped off or Indented. Here and
there were dark stains.
From the moment I began to wear
the necklace my health failed. I grew
weaker and weaker, and at last fell
seriously 111. Naturally I did not dream
of connecting my Illness In any way
with the Influence of my mummy neck
lace.? On the contrary, I clung to it
more and more, believing It to be a tal
isman. I was lying on my sofa one day, when
a friend, who had observed my neck
lace then for the first time, said, "Why
do you wear that? It Isn't pretty. Let
ine look at It."
She held It a moment and then shiv
ered. "0, It's a horrible thing Don't wear
It. It will bring you dreadful Ill-luck.
I believe those are the marks of teeth
and the stains of blood!"
I said, "It bewitches me. I can't bear
to part with It, and I wear It day and
Another friend of mine took a dislike
to it. She was a believer In magic of all
sorts, and was persuaded that the neck
lace had made me 111 and was prevent
ing my recovery.
"Yes," she said, "It has an Influence
-that I believe but for evil."
At last she persuaded me to let her
take It to a clairvoyant. A certain cob
bler In a suburb of Loudon was the
clairvoyant we chose. He and I had
had Btrange experiences some time be
fore this, but, as Itudyard Kipling says,
"that Is another story."
I parted with the necklace reluctant
ly. My friend promised to arrange an
Interview with the cobbler the next
day, If possible.
That night I fastened my pearl neck
lace on, missing the feeling of the
I lay awake all night. I was not al
lowed a sleeping draft, and I bad
coughed till I was exhausted, but not
Towards dawn my nurse shut the
door between her room aud mine. I re
member observing the light coming
through the empty keyhole of her door,
and each side of my dark blinds.
The rain beat loudly ou the windows.
I lay listening to the weary sound.
Suddenly my wrist was seized and
violently shaken; the bangles I wore,
hung with talismans, rattled and Jin
gled together. Another moment and
my throat was selssed by tightly clutch
ing, strong hands.
1 Bald to myself: "This Is death, and
It Is terrible."
Still the clutch tightened. My pearl
necklace was shaken. Even then I
thought; "The pearls will be scattered."
Then the thought came swift and
"He has come for his necklace," (lie.)
The next flash of thought was, "This
Is a struggle of thousands of years ago
being re-enacted. Death Is terrible. If
only I could call for Tielp! If only I
could speak!" But the fingers clutched
my throat too tightly.
Aud then I opeued my eyes and saw
a great gray formless thing. It lay
stretched out on my bed, and through
It I saw the light shining through the
Kven then, through my terror, I
thought; "Shall I be believed when I
tell them to-morrow I Yes, It must be
true, because I bear the rain beating
on the window paue all the time."
And all the time the clutching and
the struggling never ceased upon my
throat. 1 seemed to be so near to
death that struggling on my part was
useless. It was at that supreme mo
ment I realiied most distinctly the
borror of the great, gray, transparent
thing, Al my soul went out Into t cry
for help to someone stronger than tne '
thing; and then It moved, It lifted,
melted away into a gray raistdlsap-
Then I sat up In bed; lit a candle,
which I never dared put out again; ob
served the hour by my watch between
4 and 5; and lay back, stricken, ex
hausted, trembling .longing for some
thing human to come and draw up the
blinds, and let in even the wet, dismal
daylight, rather than lie alone with the
memory of my midnight horror.
Two days after this my friend who
had taken the necklace to the clairvoy
ant came, bringing It back with her In
a sealed envelope, begging me not to
touch It. ' i
She gave me an account of her lnter-l
view before I told her my experience. :
'J be clairvoyant, in his trance, had
become unusually excited when she
placed the necklace In his hands. Hej
paceu auoui me room, men nung nim-t
self on the floor, saying, "Dying, dying!
see autumn leaves everywhere tha
Is death. O, tell her never to touch 1
again. It Is an accursed thing. ,It be
longed to an Egyptian king thousands
of years ago. Ulood and warfare fol:
lowed his footsteps. He wore it. It
has never been on a woman's neck be
fore. He knew she wore It, and when
he missed It from' her neck he was
angry. He wants his necklace again.
She must not wear It. It will be death
to her. But even now she may be saved
If she never wears ft or even touches It
1 left off wearing that necklace and
finally parted with It, for ill-luck was
my lot as long as It was In my posses
sion. That Is the true story of the mummy
necklace as far as I am concerned. I
have never seen my terrible visitor
again. Will -ho come again some day
and ask what I have done with hia
necklace? Lady's Realm.
ijA Flying Top Free!
The Latest Fad
With Every Dollar Purchases at
HARDING'S DRUG STORE, where
all goods are sold at reasonable
GRANITE WARE SALE
Tea Kettles No. 7, 59 cts ; No. 8, C9 cts.
Coffee Pots 27, 30, 33. 38, 49 cents
Tea Pots 19, 23, 29. 37 cents
Pudding Pans 9, 12. 14. 15, 17. 20, 23c
Preserve Kettle 12, 15, 18. 23, 27, 30,35c
Handled Sauce Pans 10, 13, 17. 23, 28,
83, 89c , . '
Oovored Sauca Pans 23, 29, 37c
Bread Pans 23, 29, 35c
Dippers 17c Soap Dishes 12o
Covered Buckets 17, 23u. Rice Boilers
Pie and Jelly Plates 8o
Chamber Pails 5c. Water Pails 39c
Kitchen Spoons 7 cents.
a mni MKAO CMTTC
WITH S. SlLVKnrilLB.
POMMCftLV SKINCR AN PITTI
WITH MSHM. PIILB, CHIOS.
APPLEGATH & PRASIL
i FASHIONABLE FURRIERS
143 THIRD STREET,'
ar.Moor.uNa and KtMimtu
AT mODCRATC PRICCS
All WORK OUAkANTKO
ihe above are regular sizes in Granite Ware and the prices are very low. The
Oranite Ware combine has already advanced prices this year with the prospect
ui a mnuer raiBe. l,, a. PATTERSON a. CO., Sixth and Main Bts,
London has one street seventy feet
long, being the shortest street In the
The new cable which has been laid
across the Atlantic weighs 050 pounds
to the mile. This Is the biggest of all
At Swedish weddings, among ' the
middle and lower classes, the bride
groom carries a whip. This Is an em
blem of bis authority la the domestic
Only seventyyears have elapsed since
the first railway in the world was fin
ished. During that comparatively
brief period four hundred thousand
miles has been constructed.
The Swiss society Itambertia has laid
out an Alpine garden at Montreaux, at
an elevation of six thousand feet,
where the characteristic trees and flow
ers of the country are to be cultivated.
Steel rails now figure as the cheapest
finished product in wrought iron or
steel. A good lesson on the finances
of modern Industry Is also afforded by
them. To establish a steel-rail works,
an expenditure of $3,000,000 Is required
before a single rail can be turned out.
The steel is made to conform to an ac
curate chemical composition the most
accurate In the ordinary range of tech
In Arizona a railroad company is th
builder of a dam to form a reservoir
for water for the Biipply of the locomo
tives. The dam Is curious In being
formed partly of steel plates. A ma
sonry foundation runs across the bot
tom of the gap, and masonry abutments
are built on each side, and the center
aud main portion Is a steel frame faced
with steel plates. The plates are bent
to give them stiffness. The steel por
tion is 190 feet long and forty feet high,
equal to the front of a block of low
city houses. The plates are three
eighths of an Inch thick.
TIMING OF A RAILWAY TRAIN.
Thero Ara 'everal Wax of Ascertain
ing the Fpeed Mad.
Not one person In a huudred who
travels has any Idea of the speed of a
train, and even a large percentage of
the regular trainmen cannot tell with
any degree of accuracy. Engineers use
their driving wheel as a gauge. They
know Its clrctimniereuce, and by
counting Its revolutions within a cer
tain time can tell very accurately the
speed at which they are running.
A favorite method of timing among
passengers Is to count the telegraph
poles. As a rule these poles are planted
thirty to the mile, but In prairie coun
tries, where only a single wire is used,
the number diminishes to twenty-five,
so that rule will not always work. The
most accurate method, and the most in
use by experienced railroad men, Is to
count the number of rail Joiuta the
train passes over In twenty seconds.
The rails on nearly all roads are thirty
feet In length, and the number passed
over In tweuty seconds is the speed
per hour a train Is running.
For Instance, If a passenger can
count thirty clicks on a rail Joint in
twenty seconds, the train Is running at
a speed of thirty mles an hour. Actu
ally, this method falls a little short, as
In the example given above the speed
would be nearer thirty-one than thirty
miles, but It Is near enough for all prac
'Women's Skulls the Cheaper.
A medical student Is authority for the
statement that women's skulls com
mand a much lower price than those of
men, "It Is possible," he says, "to ob
tain the skull of a woman for $1.50,
w Lite that of a man cannot be had for
less than ?2. The reason why? Well,
a woman's skull, as a rule, Is consider
ably smaller than a man's. It is said
to be Imperfectly developed; It Is an
Inferior specimen of the article and
altogether less useful to science; hence
iu tower market value,"
f SOLD BY ALL
And likes to have it in her home.
" Patent Flour " is popular with
housewives who strive to please
their husbands by giving them
the BEST bread and pastry, and
that is only made by " Patent
Flour," manufactured by the Ore
gon City Mills.
Warm Welcome for Slim Pocketbooks....
There's a general gathering here
of choice bargains in all lines of
Urocenes which cannot fail to at
tract the attention of tastv and
economical housewives. They're
Iresh and the choicest brands ob
tainable, and the prices are right,
too. lhose who wish to save
money will take the hint.
Our Fresh Home-Made Bread
is used by everyone who ever
HEINZ & CO.,
Bakers and Grocers
Opposite PostofHce, - Oregon City
Also Full line of Hill Feed, Lime, Cement ui t& Pl&K
All oi our Fall and Winter Stock
To make room for Spring Stock
Our Men's $5.00 lines now , $3 00
;; : 450- -
' 00 " " 3 15
300 " " 2 50
" " 2-75 " " 2 25
" " 2.50 ,,,, 2 00
Big Redaction on Ladles' Fall and Winter Shoes.
See Prices in our Window.
Look at Your Houses
If you haven't got time, call on G. REDDAWAY.
He will do you an honest job at a reasonable price. A
full stock of Paints and Oils kept on hand. Call and see
him before buying your order. Paper Hanging and
Kalsomining done to perfection. All work guaranteed.
GEO. REDDAWAY Conf"t,o"" ftSESBTL,
Sola Agent In Clackamas County for OUR NATIVE HERBS
Bicycle Repair Shop
Bicycles, Sewing Machines, Guns, Etc,
Repaired and Cleaned in a first-class
manner at very reasonable prices. ,
A full stock of extras and repairs for
Bicycles kept Sole agent for Clackamas
county fcr Chase Tough-Tread Tires
Bicycles for Rent....
More machinery and a new motor have
recently been added to my stock of tools,
and I am now prepared to execute work
promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed and
Prices within the Reach ol All.
H. W. JACKSON
Opposite Huntley's Drag Store
flonuments and Headstones
Estimates furnished on all kinds of Marble, Granite and Building
Drawings made by description.
No. 204 THIRD STREET, NEAR TAYLOR,
Silver Medal Awarded at
Portland Mechanics' Fair
I have a plant of pneumatic tools, the first in the Northwest, and
am now in a position to ilo work better and more reasonable.
Oh, My Headaches!
Well, no doubt it is caused by
imperfect eyesight, as about seven
times in ten that is the trouble. It costs you nothing to find out if
. , you will go and see , ;
A. N. WRIGHT - - THE IOWA .TEWELEli
393 norrlson St., Portland, Oregon
Who has Dr. A. A. Barr, late of Minneapolis, a .Scientific Optician, in charge oi
the optical department, and you can consult him and have your eyea
examined free of charge. TRY it may be your trouble.
J. HE1MRII KESSLER, 17!. D.
Looi Here, Yon Ma?
Your looks tell on you. Can keep in
ecret a while. Before Iti too late. J
co and tee or write to thla old doc-1
tor. He has been treating such )
cases lor over so veare and oerfectlv
reliable. Furniehe hi own medi-i
cine ana tent no tale.
of the Old si. Louli Medical and J
Surgical Dispensary, ty Yamhill
Street, Portland, Oregon, positively
uninicei lu remove
la any stag e without loss of time from business.
IjriTMil'I?CurdbyooldGermn remedy. ThisJ
In DU ISA IIOJB. remedy was sent to Dr. Kessler by al
nana in Benin, it Baa never railed, and we a us ran tee it..
flF TI CfATITlA T71rrm Pinwr. ate. mrH nn hml
rn.HI.ll .M I K r , . ' . . ' I
g vuu vuuiiu long aaectea.
PBTV ATP DlMK' This doctor guarantee to cure any)
m imjuii vase 01 ovpniiis, oouorrnea, uieei. strictures i
acureo., no ainerenc how long standing. Spermatorrhea,
ff Loss of Manhood, or Nightly Emmisslons, cured permant-'
iy. The habit of Self Abuse effectually cured In a short;
YflTTM WPaT Your error d folli of youth can be,
( I UUfl U fflfjll remedied, and this old doctor will gira you
wholesome advice and cure yon make you perfectly stron
and healthy. You will be amaied at his success in curing
Spermatorrhea. Seminal Louts. Niirhtlv Hmmlulnn. J
' other effecta.
KIDNEY AND URINARY COMPLAINTS, i
painful, difficult, too frequent, milky or bloody urine, un.
. hkiuiki uiKnarrn. rareiuuv iresiea ina Dermatic v nird
Piles, Rheumatism and neuralgia treated by our new remedies
luu i-uicB guaranteed,
ratients treated in any part of the country by his home
. system. Write full Pkrtieulars enclose ten tc itimm and
' we will answer you promptly, hundreds treated at home
. wno are uuaoie to come to the city.
Take a clear bottle at bedtime and minate in th hnftl. J
v H.iuc iuu iwk mi u IB iu. muminr. 11 it f miir. n u
) has a oloudy settling in it, you have some kidney or bladder (7
disease, and should be attended to before von vet an Inrur. a
i jjisease as hundreds Ule every year from Brighta JDls-
Address Of Call DR. KESSLER, 2d and Yamhill
1:10 . m.
1:00 B. a.
10:00 p. u.
T.00 a. m.
0:00 a. m.
i:v a. m.
From Part and.
Salt Lake, Denver,
Ft. Worth, Omaha,
Kansas City, St
Walla Walla, Spo
lis, St. Paul, Du-
Chicago and tast:
Ball every fire days,
To Astoria and Way
Oregon City, Mew
barg.Salam A Way
vXlllamerte and Yam
Oregon City, Day.
ton, A Way Landings.
Portland to Corral,
lis A Way Landing.
Rlparla to Lewliton
6:45 p. a
1:30 a. m
4:80 p. m.
1:30 p. m.
I. DONALDSON, Agent, Oregon City.
W. H. HURLBURT.
Sanarai Faaiasf i Af ibU PacUaad, Of.
EAST AND SOUTH
The Shasta Route
SOUTHERN PACIF1U (JO.
e Mr. m.
Express Train Leave Portland Daily.
ineaooveirains stop a ail nation betweep
Portland and Salem, Turner, Marion, Jeter
on, Albany, Tangent, Sheddi, Halsey, Harris,
burg. Junction City, Irving, Bugena, CreswslL
Cottage Grove, Uralns. and all Mstiona froBl
Eoseburg to Ashland, Inclusive.
EOSIBURG MAIL SAILT.
I:S0A.1. ,Lv Portland Arl 4 :).
:27i.il. Lv Oregon City Lv S.Mr.il
S:S0 r. at. Ar Roseburg Lv I T: 3
DINING CARS ON OODBN ROOT,
rOUMAX lUrrtT 8LMMPMM
SECOND-CLASS SLEEPIN8 CARS
Attached to all Through Train.
West Sid Division,
Between PORTLAND nnd COBTALLIt
At Albany and Corvalils eenneotwlth trail
ol Oregon Central A eastern R. R.
IXriltl tSAllt PAILY(IZaimn-DAY.I
4:MP. H. ILv Portland Aril villa
McMlan villa Lv S:MA.i?
Independeae Lv 1 4:00 A S
S: P. U.
Rata and ticket to eastern point and
up io Japan, china, HooLi?La
and AUSTRALIA, can Ve obtained tnm
B. B. BOTD, Agent, Oregon Cite
R. KOIHLIR. C H. MAKKRAM.
Manager, Asst. O. F. A P. Alan
Portland, Or. ParUaii or.
It to yourself, yonr family, your friend and a
all yon benefit to carefnllv and considerately l2
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u, BtaseB, ana will
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van have tried ell catch penny humbug as.
frandsoalv to grow older avd worse. Do not
not neglect to give it a trial, fcr Vita-Or comet
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Eastern star to the wise men. Oa every narks
c-1 the genuine will be found the- rM Ink Mn
turoTheo.Noel. Price 01.00 by malL
MRS. M. M. UCROV, Agent, Viola. Oi.