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OREGON CITY COURIER. FRIDAY, JULY 3, 1903,
TRUCK DRIVER AND HORSE.
How a Friendly Understanding De
veloped Between Them.
The friendly relations which often
exist between truck drivers and their
horses is shown in the story of Chief
tain, one of the tales in "Horses Nine,"
by Sewell Ford. Tim Doyle, the driv
er, having been left alone in the world,
takes up lodgings in the stable. The
story runs thus: So for three years or
more Chieftain had always had a good
night pat on the flank from Tim, and
In the morning, after the currying and
rubbing, they had a little friendly ban
ter in the way of love slaps from Tim
and good natured nosings from Chief
tain. Terhaps many of Tim's confi
dences were given half in jest, and per
haps Chieftain sometimes thought that
, Tim was a bit slow In perception; but,
all in all, each understood the other
even better than either realized.
Of course Chieftain could not tell
Tim of all those vague longings which
had to do with new grass and springy
turf, nor could he know that Tim had
similar longings. These thoughts each
kopt to himself. But if Chieftain was
of Norman blood, a horse whose noble
Ires had ranged pasture and paddock
free from rein or trace, Tim was a
Doyle whose father and grandfather
had lived close to the good green sod
and had done their toil in the open,
with the cool and calm of the country
to soothe and revive them.
Of such delights as these both Chief
tain and Tim had tasted scantily, hur
riedly, in youth, and for them In the
tapses of the dally grind both yearned
each after his own fashion.
And, each in his way, Tim and Chief
tain were philosophers. As the yearn
had come and gone, toll filled and
uneventful, the character of the man
had ripened and mellowed, the disposi
tion of the horse had settled and sweet
ened. In his earlier days Tim had been
ready to smash a wheel or lose one, to
demand right of way with profane
miction and to back his word with
wjjip ii5t.o.r.tp.lioQji, .But he had
learned to yield" an inch on occasion
and to use the soft word.
Chieftain, too, in his first years be
tween the poles had sometimes been
impatient with the untrained mates
who from time to time joined the team,
lie had taken part in mane biting and
trace kicking, especially on days when
the loads were heavy and the files
thick, conditions which try. the best of
horse tempers. But he had steadied
down into a pole horse who could set
an example that was worth more than
all the six foot lashes ever tied to a
Dr. Holmes' Table Talk.
At table Dr. Holmes was unflagging
ly vivacious, ready at repartee, as wit
ty as Lowell without Lowell's audacity
at punning and for the immediate mo
ment as wise as Emerson. Underwood,
in his monograph on "Lowell, the Toet
and the Man," has by some lapse of
memory misquoted a passage of words
that took place between Emerson and
Holmes at one of the early Atlantic
dinners. The conversation was upon
the orders of architecture. It was Em
erson, not Holmes, who had been say-,
ing that the Egyptian was character
ized by breadth of base, the Grecian
by the adequate support and the Goth
ic by its skyward soaring. Then it was
Holmes, not Emerson, who flashed out
instantly, "One is for death, one is for
life, and one is for immortality." I did
not hear this, but it was repeated to
me at the time by one who did. J. T.
Trowbridge in Atlantic.
Iluyre Stone From the Moon,
In a catalogue of Mexican meteorites
prepared by M. Antonio del Castillo
one mass is mentioned which exploded
in the air and fell in widely dispersed
fragments, portions of it being found
in three places at the angles of a tri
angle whose two longer sides were
some fifty-five and thirty-five miles in
length. In one of these places two
plates of stone were discovered, lying
about 250 yards apart, which had evi
dently once formed one huge block.
Measurements.. njid estimations Dlace
ffie corhbrhecl- weight ortne two Diocas
at eighty tons. In this one Bhower of
"moon stones," according to M. del
Castillo's paper, not less than 3,000
tons of rocks fell.
However a man is gifted, whether
for active enterprise of thought or
charity, there lies around him a world
of opportunity. So far behind are we
socially, morally, Intellectually, that
one might be forgiven- If he supposed
the world were made but yesterday
and nothing had yet been done. Does
no ambition fire us to help the de
spairing, starving, sinking people
around us? If a few more years be
added to our life, would we not strivo
to put something right, to sweep out
some little corner, to awaken some
soul to see and rejoice in the growing
light? Good Words.
In many parts of England there are
curious superstitions about birds. The
stonechat for Instance, is believed to
De continually chatting with the evil
one, so it is held in bad repute, and as
the raven1 commonly Impersonates his
eable majesty it is ranked In the same
lategory of evil birds. Sometimes, howr
iver, the raven's appearance, so it Is
held, forebodes a death.
"Ef dey's milk in paradise dey mus'
have cows dar," said Brother Williams,
"en ef dey got honey dar dey sho mus
have bees, en whar bees Is dey's blos
soms, en whar blossom is dey's always
watermilllons in season, bless de
Lawd!" Atlanta Constitution.
Self made pedestals are a good deal
more numeroife than self made men.
Mrs. Smlck Why do you pay your
maid such exorbitant wages?
Mrs. Smack Oh, it pays In the long
run. She never breaks those expensive
vases any more for fear we will take
it out at the cud oj the month.'""
"That is Mr. Jones, who will shortly
lead Mrs. Weed to the altar."
"Yes? After which she will take the
lead and he will simply follow suit"
"So you're living in a flat now. now
do you like it?"
"Oh, I've got no room to kick."
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Stage Manager Ladies and gentle
men, by looking at your programmes
you will notice that two years are sup
posed to elapse between acts 1 and 2.
Inasmuch as the constable has seized
the costumes I think It will be fully
that long before we get things settled.
Thanking you, one and all, for your
anlform courtesy, etc. New York Jour
Wanted to Be Sure of Her.
The old colored brother was bargain
ing for a monument to his late spouse.
"How much does dat big one weigh?"
"Well," replied the marble man, "if
it's weight you're after, I should say
about a ton."
The widower thought a moment;
then, turning to his friend, said:
"You reckon tlat'll hold her down?"
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