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Ioring word will cost but little,
Journeying up the bill of life;
But thej make the weak and weary
Stronger, braver for the atrife.
Dm yon count them only trifle ?
What to earth are sun and rain?
Never wai a kind word wasted,
Never one was aaid in vain.
"When the cares of life are many,
AM iu burdens heavy grow,
Think of weak onea close beside you-
If yoa lote them, tell them so.
What you count of little value
lias an almost magic power,
And beneath their cheering sunshine
Hearts will blossom like a flower.
So, as up life's hill we journey,
I jet us scatter all the way
Kindly words, for they are sunshine
In the dark and cloudy day.
sjrudge no loving word or action
As along through life you go.
There are weary ones around you
If you love them, tell them so.
Kn bo vou positively refuse to
iIvb mi this Intimacy?"
O ' i - "
"Ueally. you usk too much.
jiunty. What else can I do In this
t lipid place? I am devoted to yacht
Jug, you know, and besides, Sir. Trevor
In the only man here who has a motor
"nut, my child, you are engaged to
lie married! What would Tom say If
lie should hear of It? And what would
you do If he followed your example?"
"Oh, I wish he would! His devotion
wearies me sometimes. lie used to be
quite a tease, but since our engage
ment he seems to have forsworn ev
Flossie tossed her pretty head until
licr blonde curls fell over her eyes
from which gleamed a spirit of mis
chief. The first speaker was Miss Tread
way, the girl's aunt, a wealthy woman
j)f 40 years, who had adopted her after
ilio death of her parents. Flossie's
Jinnee, a young doctor of good family
nnd some means, was completing a
medical course lu Germany, and they
were to be married as soon as he re-
celved his foreign diploma.
Sir. Trevor's summer home, a fine
.intone mansion overlooking the harbor,
-was the scene of many festivities. He
.bad already given two dinners. In
. Flossie's honor, nt which functions,
Miss Treadwny bad served as an un
willing chaperon, for she realized that
Iho brilliant company invited to meet
them regarded her niece as the future
Mrs. Trevor. Now we find her reprov
. Jng her young relative, with Indif
"Flossie," said Miss Treadway, "1
think you ought to consider Mr.
Trevor's feelings. It is not fair to
. lilm; he does not know about Tom.
Perhaps you had better tell him?"
"And spoil all my fun? Why,
auntie, what a fuss you are making
about a trltle! I cannot mope here
without men's society, Tom's In Ger
many, the sea divides us, and he Is
welcome to enjoy himself In like man
ner. However, there Is no prospect of
bis doing anything so sensible. Why,
I verily believe be spends all his lei
tture time writing to me. I get so many
letters that I don't read half of them.
And that reminds me, one came yes
terday when I was getting ready to go
out In the yacht. I haven't read It yet;
really, I had forgotten It."
When she was alone Flossie curled
her dainty self In a large easy chair
and laughed softly as she recalled her
"Lose Tom," she repeated. "No
danger of that; couldn't get rid of
lilin even If I wanted to." Then she
fell to musing, and a tender look came
luto her deep bluo eyes. "Dear Tom,"
she murmured. "I do love him. I
wouldn't give him up for twenty Mr.
Trevors!" Sho went to her desk, found
the letter, and having a flue sense of
tiersoiinl comfort, sank back Into the
aoft depths of tho chair, and with n
box of chocolates lu ona hand, the let
ter lu the other, began to .munch
sweets and read.
At llrst her expression was slightly
tiored, then astonished, and dually she
(brew the sweets and the letter on
Ihe floor, Hung herself face down on
a couch and commenced weeping.
The portion of Tom's letter which
bad produced such dire results run as
"I had such a strange and exciting
adventure that I feel It my duty to
lell you all about It. You know that
my hotel is lu one of the best streets
here, and that from my windows 1
can see much of the beauty and fash
ion of llerlin. However, I never
dreamt of such a vision, of loveliness
as the piece of femininity whose ac
quaintance I made yesterday."
At this Flossie's blue eyes opened
wide, she sat up, loosed her hold on
Ihe chocolates, and read on:
"The object of my -f Imlratlon sat In
her carriage alone and unattended Just
below my window. Suddenly I heard
the rush of a runaway horse from the
opposite direction, and seeing her
alarm, I hastened down the steps and
assisted her to tho pavement. She
suitled sweetly and was about to speak
when her attendant returned and she
re-entered the carriage and was rapid
ly driven away; not forgetting to
throw me a kiss just as she was loci-to
"The world seemed a blank without
tier" (here Flossie's expression became
Indignant); "I found ou Inquiry that
be was staying at my hotel, and so
tiad grounds for hope of a speedy meet
ing. That night, for the first time In
years, my dreams were not of you
alone, the beautiful blonde appeared
to me more than once, always with
that charming smile!"
"Fancy!" exclaimed Flossie.
"Today the plot has thickened, and,
however painful It may be for you to
hear iv, I feel It only honorable that
you should know all particulars, and
then judge for yourself If I am to
blame. This morning I was seated
near the front window reading. Keep
ing one eye on the street you can
easily Imagine why when there came
a gentle tap at my door.
"Thinking It was the waiter, I shout
ed, 'Come In!' The door opened, and,
to my utter amazement, there stood
the beautiful blonde, all smiles and
blushes. After I had recovered from
the delicious shock, which thrilled me
from bead to foot, I Invited her to a
seat on the sofa, and then endeavored
to entertain this fairy guest to the best
of my ability. You must not be
shocked, dear, when I confess to you
that we soon became great friends,
and that she came of her own accord
and sat on my lap "
It was here that Flossie flung the
obnoxious letter away from her and
began to weep wildly, and was so ab
sorbed In her grief that Miss Tread
way entered unobserved.
"Why, what Is this?" exclaimed her
aunt. She bent over the prostrate
form and said: "Flossie, dear, tell
The girl only cried the more, but
at last wailed: "That man; that
wicked, false man!"
"Who do you mean?" asked the be
"Tom!" See, the letter on the floor!"
Mrs. Treadway picked up the letter,
put on her glasses and began to read;
at first she looked puzzled, then
amused, and finally she laughed out
right. Flossie raised her head and gazed
at her reproachfully with tear-stained
eyes which looked like wet violets,
and fin Id:
"Oh, aunty, how can you laugh?
The false villain! To let a strange
woman sit on his lap! And I loved
"Why don't you finish the letter?"
asked her aunt, with a quizzical ex
pression In her kindly eyes.
"Because I won't!" cried Flossie,
springing to her feet. "Never mention
that man to me again. Where are my
hat and my Jacket? I am going to
ride with Mr. Trevor at 5, and If he
asks me to marry him I will say
At this Miss Treadway only smiled.
"There, there! Sit down and listen
to your old aunty. Nay, I Insist. If
I am not mistaken you left off just
when she sat on-his lap?"
"Yes!" cried Flossie. "How can you
bear to speak of It?"
"Listen," Interrupted Miss Tread
way. Flossie, awed by the unaccus
tomed severity of tone, obeyed.
"She. came down of her own accord
and sat on my lap. Fortunately I
had a box of sweets and I was offer
ing her some when there came an
other tap at the door. Tutting her
hastily down, for I did not wish to be
caught with a young lady In my arms,
I opened the door, and there stood a
stout French nurse, with a high white
cap and apron, who asked anxiously
If "la petite Mademoiselle Helene"
was within. And, Flossie, she stern
ly reprimanded my charmer for enter
ing a strange gentleman's apartments
uninvited, and she led the beautiful
blonde away In tears, who, by the
way, was just three years old, and It
was from a baby carriage that I as
sisted her the day before!"
By this time Flossie had ceased to
weep, and, though much abashed, she
could not refrain from joining In her
"Flossie," said Miss Treadway, later
on, "how do you like the Idea of Tom's
flirting? And I believe I heard a
maiden say not long ago that she
wished he would tease her as he used
to do. How do you enjoy It?"
"Spare me!" cried Flossie. "You
know I don't like It. Oh, I wish we
could go away from here. Mr. Tre
vor's attentions are so marked, and the
worst of It Is I now realize that I am
"What do you say to a trip to Ger
mony, for Instance?" said Miss Tread
way. "Tho very thing!" cried Flossie, all
And the next week found them
bound for the Fatherland. New York
Recently a number of remarkable
aboriginal carvings were discovered
at Jlbbon, Australia. They are on a
flat rock, which most probably was a
lookout station for the natives. When
the fact Is taken Into consideration
that they devoted little labor to their
dwellings or to matters relating to
their personal comfort It Is a cause
of surprise that they maintained ef
forts sufficient to outline figures of
glgautlc size by grooving them lu the
solid rock. At Jlbbon are the out
lines of three whales, one 20 feet C
Inches long nnd a third 32 feet In
length by 11 feet lu width. The last-
muntloued Is marked across the cen
ter of the figure, from one outline to
the other, by two parallel straight
lines. A shark fifteen feet long, a
turtle ten feet, a human head twelve
feet, a stlngaree nine feet and a wnl
laby six feet are also carved upon
Customer "What have you got In
the shape of pork chops to-day?"
Butcher "Well, we've got mutton
chops. They're pretty near that
shape." Philadelphia Press.
Big guns are the only things serfed
on armor plates.
THE INDUSTRIAL AND AGRICULTURAL
CONDITION OF VENEZUELA.
WING to Its lack of transportation systems and Its average of a revo
lution every nine months Venezuela Is a very backward country. In
i no respect Is it developed anywhere near up to Its possibilities. The
! principal agricultural Industries are the raising of coffee, sugar and cocoa,
i The area of the coffee plantations Is estimated at 170,000 hectares and the
product 850,000 bags of 100 Venezuelan pounds. The yield of Venezuelan
coffee trees Is very small. Havre has always been the great market for the
coffee of Venezuela, but that port has been closed to It for several months
by a prohibitive tariff. The coffee is now sent to New York and Hamburg.
This dislocation of the trade and the general crisis prevailing in Venezuela
have led to a considerable decrease In price. The country consumes about
200,000 bags of Its own coffee.
j Two grades of cacao are found
I grows wild In the valleys near the
I Trinidad. The latter Is Inferor In
rapidly. The most Important criollo plantations are found between La
Gualra and Puerto Cabello. The cacao crop of Venezuela averages about
8,000 tons a year.
Tobacco Is cultivated In tho warm and temperate regions, being planted
from August to November and gathered about the month of May. A Ger
man firm has successfully Introduced the famous Cuban tobacco, Vuelta
Abajo. Rubber trees grow abundantly In Venezuela, especially In the Orinoco
basin. German, American, French and English compnnles are exploiting this
valuable natural product Last year more than 1,000,000 kilograms were ex
ported. Large numbers of bananas are produced for domestic consumption, but
few are exported.
Out of 49,402 farms In Venezuela. 11.020 are devoted to the raising of
sugar cane. In central Venezuela the sugar mills are modern. In other parts
they are primitive. Almost all the products are consumed In Venezuela.
Most of the sugar Is eaten unrefined, but a small amount Is refined for the
use of the wealthier classes.
Venezuela has vast forests of tropical woods.
It ships 50,000 to 00,000 bend of cattle to Cuba yearly.
There Is only one packing house In Venezuela.
Leather making is the chief native industry.
The cigarette industry, highly protected, Is very flourishing.
Chocolate making is an Important industry.
There are two breweries In Venezuela, and they do a very profitable busi
ness. Venezuela has only one Important telephone company.
Caracas and Valencia are the only cities having street car lines.
MRS. JULIA DENT GRANT.
Her Death Leaves but Two "White
Mrs. Julia Dent Grant, who died at
Washington, of bronchltis.Bright's dis-eui-s,
nnd valvular heart trouble, whs
one of the three "White House wid
ows." Her death leaves Mrs. Mc
Klnley nnd Mrs. Garfield as the two
surviving widows of Presidents. Mrs.
Benjamin Harrison cannot properly
be Included, Inasmuch as she did not
marry Mr. Harrison until he had left
the White House, which makes her
an cx-Presldent's widow. Of Mrs.
Grant's four children, the' only one
with her when the end came was Mrs.
Sartoris. Gen. Frederick D. Grant
was In Texas, where he commands a
department of the United States army;
and Ulysses S. Grant, Jr., and Jesse ,
Grant were at their homes In San
Diego, Cal. I
Few women whose husbands were
men of action have been so intimately
Identified with the careers of the lat
ter and have shared their experiences
to such an extent as did the woman
who united her fortunes with those
of an unknown army captain and lived
to see him the head of a nation, to
be greeted by the nations of the world
and to enjoy with him the hospitality
extended by crowned heads. Her
father was a Judge-Frederlek Dent,
who occupied a prominent place In the
political and social circles of Missouri
at the time his daughter was born
January 20, 1820. Her brother was a
classmate at West Point of Ulysses S.
Grant, nnd when Grant was sent to
Jefferson Barracks as a lieutenant he
carried letters of Introduction to the
Dent plantation nnd there the roman
tic event of his life occurred. The
daughter of Judge Dent had Just re
turned from an eight years' stay at
a boarding school and the young offi
cer found It a pleasure to call often
where he could enjoy the girl's com
pany. Eveutually they became en
gaged, but before the marriage could
take place there came the war with
Mexico. When the soldier returned,
with the title of captain, earned at
Chapultepec and In other battles, the
wedding took place, August 22, 1848.
Mrs. Grant was with him at Backets
Harbor and at Detroit, and when he
went to the front during the civil war
she joined him. She was with him
at Vlcksburg, which she called the
general's greatest battle, and else
where she heard the cannons booming
and saw the bullets fly.
The war over and Gen. Grant In
stalled In the White House, his wife
entertained on a magnificent scale.
When her husband went on his tour
of the world she accompanied him,
and sat at the tables of . Kings, Em
perors nnd Queens. After his return,
when the shadows gathered about him,
when physical and financial difficulties
darkened his days, her devotion In
creased and her confidence In his abil
ity to weather the storm never wav
ered. After his death she made her
home In New York and Washington.
She also spent some time In Canada,
and once visited her granddaughter,
the Countess Cantacuzene, In Europe.
The government gave her a pension of
(2,000 a year. All her children survive.
MRS. JULIA DEHT GRANT.
In Venezuela, the native criollo which
sea and the trlnltario. Imported from
aualty to the former, but grows more
EVOLUTION OF THE RAZOR AND EEARD.
If any writer on the history of civili
zation should ever undertake to write
a history of the beard, he will have
to record the fact that a majority of
the peoples were beardless.
Just as the savages carefully remove
every bit of hair from their faces,
either by shaving or by pulling the
hairs out by their roots, the civilized na
tions considered It the proper thing
to be beardless. The ancient Egyp
tians, Greeks and Romans looked with
contempt upon the barbarians, who al
lowed their balr and beards to grow
unrestrained and believed that only
a perfectly smooth face was proper
and dignified for an educated man.
Only In rare cases an Egyptian would
allow two tufts of hair to grow on
his chin, and the Greeks and Romans
were so radical In their duties on the
subject that they even had their eye
brows shaved off, considering them
superfluous and contrary to their ideas
of beauty. The Egyptians removed
the hair from their faces with the same
primitive stone knives which the Kaf
firs of South Africa use to the present
day. The Greeks used sickle-shaped
knives, sometimes made of precious
metals, for the same purpose. Opln
lous on the beard question were divid
ed In Europe during the Middle Ages.
While peasants and men of science
kept their faces smooth, tradesmen,
soldiers and patricians considered It
a mutter of pride to wear fine long
During and after the Thirty Years
war, when the much criticised custom
of following fashions was transplanted
from France to Germany and other
countries, the beards were reduced to
a minimum. Only a narrow strip un
der the nose was permitted to remain,
which strangely contrasted with the
bushy ierukes which the men used to
put upon their closely shaven heads.
SOME EARLY RAZORS.
Greek. Egyptian. Old English.
When the perukes went out of fash
Ion the beards followed them. During
the '40's of the last century beards
began to make their appearance again,
though at first only modestly. Grad
ually they assumed larger proportions,
and finally, during the Inst 10 or more
years, there Is practically no restric
tion In regard to beards.
A Costly Perfume,
Attar of Ylang-Ylaag. which rivals
the attar of roses as an exquisite per
fume, and sells at $40 to $50 or more
a pound, Is the product of an Asiatic
tree that reaches Its highest develop
ment In the Philippine Islands. The
tree grows to a height of sixty feet;
when three years old It begins bear
ing long greenish-yellow flowers, and
at the age of eight may produce year
ly 100 pounds of these flowers, blos
soming every month. The attar Is ob
tained by simple distillation of the
choicest petals with water, no chemi
cals being used. Besides its value as
a perfume for hair and toilet waters,
the product Is prized among the na
tives as a medicine, being credited
with curing toothache and numerous
Mixed to Him.
"Your speech Is very strange," said
the foreigner. "I went to the foot
ball game and sat in the grand stand.
and others had a grand time standing
Fireproof Railway Trains.
All the new trains on the Central
London Railway are to be of fireproof
construction, steel and asbestos being
THE OLD FOLKS AT HOME
Are Never Without Peruna in the House for
MR. AND MRS. J. 0. ATKINSON, INDEPENDENCE, M0.
Under date of January 10, 1897, Dr.
Hartman received the following letter:
"My wife had been suffering from a
complication of diseases for the past 25
"Her case had baffled the skill of
some of the most noted physicians.
One of her worst troubles was chronic
constipation of several years' standing.
"She also was passing through that
most critical period in the life of a
woman change of life. In June,
1895, 1 wrote to you about . her cate.
You advised a course of Peruna and
Manalin, which we at once commenced,
and have to say it completely cured
her. She firmly believes that she
would have been dead enly for those
"About the same time I wrote you
about my own case of catarrh, which
had been of 25 years' standing. At
times I was almost past going. I com
menced to use Peruna according to your
instructions and continued its use foi
about a year, and it has completely
'Your remedies doall that you claim
for them, and even more. Catarrh
cannot exist where Peruna is taken
according to directions. Success to
you and your remedies."
John O. Atkinson.
Mr. Newedde These biscuits are
Mrs. Newedde Impossible. Why,
the receipt says they are excellent.
N. Y. Journal.
A Simple Explanation.
A man in public life noted for his
brusqueness of speech was under in
formal discussion in cabinet circles.
"There's one thing to be said In his
favor, however," said Secretary Wil
son, "and that is he never Importunes
the department to get promotions or
positions for his friends. "That's
readily explained," commented Secre
tary Root; "he hasn't any."
MOTTO FOR NEW YEAR.
Eat Whatever You Want, But Be Sure
and Have Good Teeth.
Now that the holiday spirit is preva
lent everywhere it is a good time to be
a little selfish and think what would
be the best present to give to oneself.
Why isn't a good set of teeth one of
the best things you can have in this
Wise Bros., the famous dentists in
the Failing building, Portland, Oregon,
have had a large run of business during
these holidays, probably somewhat in
consequence of the people's special de
sire just now to make themselves sensi
Why don't you go to this firm before
the new year and have your teeth look
When you come to think of it, there
is nothing we want more than a sound
set of teeth. Our health and all our
happiness depend much upon what we
eat. If we cannot masticate onr food
properly we are restricted to only a few
eatables, and even in their case we can
not properly chew and digest our food.
Not long ago the fear of pain the and
great expense of dental work kept near
ly all the masses away from dentists.
Now it is all different. There is posi
tively no pain when such dentists as
Wise Brothers do your woik. Wise
Brothers' charges, also, are in reality
very moderate. If your teeth are ap
parently in good order the best way is
to go and have them looked over so as
to be sure that they are all right and
in sound condition. If your teeth are
decayed, then the best way is not to
lose any more time but go immediately
and have the bad teeth taken out.
Even if you have to get an entire new
set the expense will be trifling in com
parison with the great and lasting bene
fits you will derive from having a eet of
teeth that look for all the world like
the natural ones, and which will serve
you in every respect nearly as well as
your own that grew in your mouth.
The popularity of this great dental
firm, Wise Brothers, whose signal suc
cess we have from time to time noted
in these columns, is much to be desired.
They have proved to everbyody that we
need not suffer any longer with bad
teeth and poor food. We can all eat
what is good for us, and we all can
afford to have the best teeth in the
Extracting teeth without pain was a
short time ago a myth. Now It is a
In a letter dated January 1, 1900,
Mr. Atkinson says, after five years' ex
perience with Peruna:
"I will ever continne to speak a good
word for Peruna. In my rounds as a
traveling man I am a walking adver
tisement for Peruna and have induced
many people during the past year to
use Peruna with the most satisfactory
results. I am still cured of catarrh."
John O. Atkinson,
Box 373. Independence, Mo,
When old age comes on, catarrhal
diseases come also. Systemic catarrh
is almost universal in old people.
This explains why Peruna has become
so indispensable to old people. Peruna
is their safeguard. Peruna is the only
remedy yet devised that meets these
Such cases cannot be treated locally;
nothing but an effective systemic reme
dy could cure them. This is exactly
what Peruna is.
If you do not receive prompt and
satsi factory results from the use of Pe
runa, write at once to Dr. Hratman,
giving a full statement of your case and
ha will be pleased to give you his valu
able advice gratis.
Address Dr. Hartman, president ol
the Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus, O.
Deacon Johnson Does yo' believe
In Infant damnation, Brudder Jack
son. Brother Jackson Deedy, no! Dey'll
pick up cuss words enough widout
being sword at by deyr parents.
ease of Cattarrh that can not be cured by HaU'i
F. J. CHENEY A Co., Props., Toledo, O.
We the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney
for the past lSyears, and believe him perfectly
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ancially able to carry out any obligations made
by their firm.
WSST & TUCAX,
wnoleme Druggists, Toledo,
Waldins Kinnak A Marvin,
Wholesale Sruggiste, Toledo. O.
ucu- - i a. u.i, w ISA, 11 ILlkClllBllJ, RC1I HW
lirectly on the blood and muoout aurfaeeaol
i-uu ByBtoiu. rnce foe per Dome. Bold ay ail
SrugirlBti. Testimonials free.
Hall'i Family Filla are the best.
"But there's one good point about
those flats. I understand they do not
object to children there. They lay
special stress on that in their adver
tisement." ,"No wonder. They realize that any
couple with a child would have to
move out and And more room." Phil
As to the Manner of His doing.
"And must I walk the planks?" falt
ered the captive.
"Certainly," replied the smart Cor
sair, with a frown. "You don't sup
pose I'm going to supply you with an
automobile, do you?"
Piracy is essentially, an unprogres--sive
industry. It does not respond to
the modern spirit. Automobile Mag
Health and Beauty.
No bcantv with nimolv akin, dull eves, bad
breath. Clean your system and keep it cleen
with Cascarets Candy Cathartic. All drug
gists, 10c, 26c, 60c.
"I hear that Cactus Tim had his
legs cut off" said Alkali Ike.
"Yes." said Tarantula Tom; "rail
road did it nipped his feet off clean
and sure. He's stumpln' 'round on
wooden pins now."
"How does he like it?"
"Fust-rate. He says he can't get
snakes in his boots now." Judge.
CITO Farmansndy Cured no fits er nemmsDee
aestorar. Send for FREE S'J.OO trial bottle and treat,
is. Da.ILll.KuNi.Ltd.KU ArchSu.PhilAtielpuia.fai
Nothing In It.
"Here's an account of a poet who
committed suicide after having hla
verses rejected," said Kindart. "That
should be a lesson to you editors.
"Nonsense!" replied the editor, "it
won't always work. You surely can't
hope to kill off all the poets by reject
ing their verses. That's too much to
expect." Philadelphia Press.
Mothers will Una Mrs. rTlnslow's Sooth
ing Syrup the best remedy to use for their
'Uuldren during the teething period.
Tbeir Opinion of the War.
The following conversation was
overheard In a South African block
house near the close of the Boer war:
First soldier "Say, d'ye think we
shall be home for the coronation?"
Second soldier "Coronation be
hlowed! We shall be lucky if
we are home in time for the resurrection."