Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 28, 1905)
THE MORNING ASTORIAX. ASTOTWr, OREGON.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER it, lfro.
By Honor Wlllsit
Ooprrteht, WA, by Hobo WUlri
: Bob lay on hi cot and looked oat the
4oor of tha adobe hat toward the
' toot's shack, from the chimney ot
which cam a wlap of amoke.
-Tn o'clock." be thourht. "Don't
' Sara to get op for an boor jet It's
- folnf to bo a rooter todaj And ho
threw off the blanket which the cold ot
the Mexican nlgbt demanded, then lay
with bared cheat and hand locked be
hind hts bead. Through the 'door his
gace could travel for mile across the
' desert, and with eyes that saw but did
aot heed h stared far out where plain
i tad ij met
', "Gad! What wouldn't I firs to sea
.tbt Dttlo old town!", be said aloud,
t Tha willows oft the river, art Just
smoky fuss about now. The maple
,1m re art Just little reddish scraps, and
the fcypatJcas art out. and tbt wild
. 1 flowtrt are thick tn Holman's woods.
The air to just llke-oh, look at thost
t tactus plants! I wonder what grudge
v naturo had against tbt earth when she
V mad them. And tha sky by noon will
be nothing but an Inverted redhot
' kettlo, with ut spluttering and frying
down beneath It Homesick! I tell
you. Tin craty with Itf . rnT
,"Ray, Bob, dry up your muttering
and murmuring, will you, and give a
an a chance to sleep T And a altep
flushed face turned toward him from
- the cot across tbt room.
i .Too late to sleep now, anyhow, WaV
. met," answered Bob. "Wake up snd
talk to a fellow, can't jouT"
Wallace heaved a great sigh, tossed
off his blanket and, like his Jrlend, lay
with bare chest and arms behind bis
"Bay, Wallace, let's pass this up and
. go back to God's country. These des
erts are just wearing the heart out of
. me. Let's go back, finish up that last
year In college and settle down and act
white again, uncle John was right
Wt never were cut out for mining ex
perts. Gads! Six months of this has
been enough for me. The sun and the
half breeds and, by Jove, most of all the
blamed bugs hare got on my nerves.
1 may be as bad ss a girl, but I admit
that I would like to go back where I
eould sleep without wondering If a cen
tlped or half a dosen of those long
legged spiders were going to snuggle
up to me -before morning. Let's go
Wallace's gray eyes stared steadily
out the door. "Bob," he said slowly,
"yon dont know anything about home
sickness compared with what I could
tell you. But I tell you right here,
CKSTEPED HAD BTOPFfcU IX
HWVLS OF WALLACE'S CHEfcl.
once for all, I'm not going borne until
Alice sends for me. You can Co as you
Bob turned Lis pillow over, looked ut
his watch and then said: "Well, I've
told you before tbat I thought you and
Alice were a couple of chumps to Jet a
luhiuuderstundliig about a waltz break
your engagement, and I've told Alice
so, I don't cure if she is my sister. But
it's your affair. And you know that
homeslcknws or no homesickness, I'll
stick by the mine ax lung as you do."
., "But," -Wallace coutiuued, exactly as
yf Bub had not spoki-n, "this is a God
forsaken country. When you get out
on the desert, with nothing but loue
sonienefts all around you, I tell you
say, Bob, do you remember that willow
tree down by Acker's? I'll bet there
' will be forty kids down there before
school this morning getting ' whistle
ticks. The bark is just right now.
And, say, I'll bet, too, tbat every kid of
them has a russet apple In his pocket
to eat at recess. Nothing but russets
"Um," said Bob, "I've forgotten what
an apple looks like. And about now
we'd be teasing to wear a straw bat to
school a cap gets so hot about noon
and every time one of the kids runs
Into another they rattle like gravel
against a window pane."
"Marbles!" said Wallace. "Do you
' remember the time that Mlbsy Jones
.swallowed a 'stoney and the teacher
Jcked him to bard for 'communicating
with you that Mlbsy actually coughed
S op? Gee! I haven't thought of that
f2LirL-. And, the grass In the fss-
Sl I 1 III 1
! turel getting TeTrly7TndthT flltle
fellows art wondering how many
weeks It will bt before It wlU pay to
eut school and go swimming. Say, Boh,
do you remember"
"Shut up, will you? growled Bob.
"Haven't I enough to remember with
out adding to the ltxt! Fay something
pleasant now before we have to get
A alienee followed. After a few sec
onds, without knowing why, Bob turn-
ed and looked at his friend. Then, with
a gasp of horror, he lay still aud stared.
Wallace was lying with every muscle
of his body rigid. Ills hands clutched
either side of his cot, and beads of
sweat stood on bis forehead, while with
half raised head he atared down at his
chest There, Its ugly brown body out
lined against the flesh, was a centl
ped slowly moving about on the white
expanse, now forward, now back, now
stopping, as If to wouder at the throb
bing which vaguely disturbed It Nel
ther man stirred or uttered a sound. The
natives had told them that when fright'
tned the centlped digs In Its claws for
support and that thus the victim
Itolsoned. .There waa no sound save
the beavy breathing of Bob and the
song with which the cook announced
to the world:
The llowor. the flower,
JThe pretty pepper flower
Lived and loved tn the un!a
The centlped had stopped In the
middle ot Wallace's chest Bob saw a
sudden quiver run through Wallace's
white lip, and then slowly the tremor
was communicated to his entire body.
"What can ! do? Oh, what can
do?" he thought
Then very deliberately the centlped
began to move. Carefully, as If each
of Its myriad legs must be exactly
planted, it traveled. Inch by Inch,
across Wallace's body and then, like
lightning, dropped to the floor. Slmul
taneously Bob was upon It with s
heavy boot aud its ugly length of
loathsomeness was gathered to Its fa
there. Then, without a word. Bob
handed Wallace a dipper of water,
which the man took with trembling
hand and chattering teeth. Breathing
hard, he lay white and limp for a few
moments. Then he rose, pulled on his
clothes and, deliberately walking over
to the wall, began to take down the
garments hanging there and to throw
them Into a suit case.
"That will be about all for me," he
said. "I made up my mind that If that
thing ever got off me I was going
home, where bugs are less affectionate.
You can do as you please. I am going
home to Alice." And he jammed a rid
Ing boot in on top of a heap of writing
Bob watched him with a half grin.
"Me, too, Pete," he said. He walked
to the door and called to Pedro to har
ness the bronchos.
"A centlped Is a bold, bad bug," he
continued, "but It wouldn't aurprlse
me If Alice acaulred a weakness for
it" Then he, too, began to pack a
suit case. '
Coughing Spell Cansefl Death.
"Harry Duckwell, sged 25 years chok
ed to death early yesterday morning at
his home, in the presence of bis wife
and child. He contracted a slight cold
a few days sgo and paid but little at
tention to it. Yesterday morning he was
seized with a fit of coughing which con
tinued for some time. His wife sent
for a physician but before he could ar
nve another coughing spell came on
and Duckwell died from suffocation
St. Louis Globe Democrat, Dec. 1st,
Ballard's Ilorehound Syrup would
have saved his life, 25c, 50c and $1.00.
Sold by Hart's drug store.
n Accented Speech.
It was in 1847, when the Free Soil
state convention was held at Herki
mer. There was a great gathering of
Tree Soli Democrats and abolitionists.
In the ballroom of the hotel It wa
culled a tavern lu those days before
the opening ot the convention were
gathered the leaders, who were con
structing the new party platform, slat
ing the officers and committees and
doing other preliminary work. In a
chair tilted agalnitt the wall was
Prince John Van Burcn running over
the munuscript of the great speech be
was to de liver. Occasionally he arrest
ed the work of his associates with an
Invitation to listen to a paragrapl
which he considered especially good
Ms readings each time produced laugh
ter and applause. Finally he read a
passage which excited shouts of laugh
ter and applause. When this had died
away somebody said, "John, you ought
to have that part printed In italics."
Prince John affected surprise at the
suggestion. "Gentlemen," he said, "I
want you to understand that this
flpeech Is all Italic!"
Torture of a Preacher.
The story of the torture of Rev. O.
D. Moore, pastor of the Baptist church
of narpersville, N. Y, will Interest you.
He says: "I suffered agonies, because of
a persistent cough, resulting from tn
grip. I had to sleep sitting up in bed.
I tried many remedies, without relief,
until I took Dr. Ring's New Discovery
for Consfcimptlon, Coughs and Colds,
which entirely cured my cough, and
saved me from eonsumption.MA grand
cure for diseased conditions of Throat
and Lungs. ' At Che. Rogers druggist;
price 50o and $1.00,' guaranteed. Trial
bottle free. ,
LEARN "iLBORAFHT AND S. R
AooounLing. 150 to $500 a month sal
try assured our graduate under' Wyl
Our tlx schools the largest U America
sad endorsed by all Railroads. Write
tor catalogue. MORSE SCHOOL 07
TELEGRAPHY, Cincinnati, O Buffalo,
SI. Y, AtlaaU, Go, La Crosse, Wla, Tax
utaaa, Tex Sax Francisco, Gal
WANTED A POSITION FOR LIGHT,
inside work, willing to learn. Twenty
year of age. Addre Chas, Laraen, Bay
FURNISHED ROOMS WAKTED.
WANTED-Rv man and wife, 2 or 3
nicely furnished rooms. Impure at
Atorian office. ' .
FOR REST FURKISHED ROOMS.
BOARD AND ROOMS FOR SEVERAL
parties can bt secured at tht Holdeo
House, 9th aad Duant street.
FOR; RENT NICELY FURNISHED
room with stoves; also housekeeping
rooms very reasonable. 578 Commercial
street, Shanahan building.
FOR RENT-FOUR UNFURNISHED
rooms for housekeeping. Man and
wife preferred. Cheap rent to right
parties, 1061 Thirty-fourth street.
FOR RENT THREE FURNISHED
rooms for light houe keeping. No
hidren. Enquire 472 Commercial street
FOR SALE-SECOND-HAND 7 COL-
umn newspaper outfit; complett ex
jept press; cheap. Inquire at this of
dee. LOST AND FOUND.
LOST-IN STAR THEATRE, DIS-
charge papers from Company "L."
Twenty-Third infantry, U. S. A., Finder
please leave at this office and receive
SECOND HAND DONKEY ENGINES
for sale, suitabls for logging and
hoisting purposes. For description and
price apply to 7. D. Enettaer, Astoria,
FOR SALE CHEAP HORSE, BUG
gy and harness. Inquire Astorian of
MANDOLIN LESSONS GIVEN-MRS,
C. D. Stewart, 127 Seventh street
EMBROIDERY LESSONS GIVEN
LESSONS IN nARDANOER EM
broidery i given by Mrs. Julius
Erickion, C3 West Bond street, Astoria,
for 25 cent per hour.
OPEN ALL NIGHT
399 Bond St., cor. Ninth
THE M0RNING ASTORIAN -X
Is on Sale at
LEWIS k CO.S DRUG STORE
MORRISON & GREENBACK'S
i ; jyj 48 Hours i
1 1 itfi-i the nameSV
Btuiart dfmmtftfnh.1 '
Situations Wanted Advertisements Inserted
Twice Without Charge.
BUSINESS DIRECTORY 7
GUM VAH CO.
17I Aitor St
- Astoria, Ore.
Noodle aol Chop
All kinds of meals.
TOES POINT OYSTER HOUSE.
Eastern and Sboalwater Bay Oyster
Steaks, Chops, Eta.
Open day tad night
11th St, aaxt to Scully' cigar store
tor 15c; nice cake, coffee, pie, or
eipughnuts, 5c, at U. S. Restaur
ant. 434 Bond St
BEST 15 CENT MEAL.
You can always find the beet
15-cent meal in the city at the
Rising Sun Restaurant
The Troy Laundry
The only white labor laundry In the
o!ty. Dos the best work at rtssonabl
price and I In vry way worthy of
10th and DUANE Sta PhM 1991.
TOTTED PLANTS AND FLOWERS
for sale Experienced gardening and
job work of all kinds don on short
notice Address order to X. C, care
Attoris n Office.
WOOD! WOOD! WCOD!
Cord wood, mill wood, box wood, any
kind of wood at lowest price. Kelly,
tht transfer man. Then sigi Main,
Ban oa Twelfth, opposlt opera
Fine merchant tailoring, Room 5, over
Cooper's store, K. of P. Building. As
ROBINSON ft H1LDEBRAND
Goodman Bldg. 688 Commsrelsl St
U F.N ITU RE, Carpeta, Bedding,
8tova, Matting, Window Shadsa,
C. J. TKENCIIARD
Real Estate, Insursnoe, Commlsstor
CUSTOM HOUSE BROKER.
Offioe 133 Ninth Strsst, Next t Justios
is the simplest and strong
est of all writing machines.
It does better work, does
it quiclcerlasts longer,
and costs less in the long
run than anv other type
writing machine. It is
The World's Best
Ltt u tend yon our Cttl hook totting
tlliboutk. Typewriter luppllc. Mf
hin rented. Sttnognphm furnlihei.
Th Smith Premier
247 burlc bt, l'ortianu Ur.
NOTICE TO STOCKHOLDERS.
Notice is hereby given that the an
sua! meeting of th stockholders of
the Astoria Klectrio Oomppany will b
held at the ofBce of the comppany, Page
Block, Atorla, Oregon ,on Monday the
eighth,' day of January, 1000, at S
o'clock, P, for'tW purpo of
electing a board of directors, to serve
during tht ensuing year, and for the
transaction of such othr buines a
nsy lawfully com before the nieeliug.
C. -N. UIGGIN'S,
Attoris, Oregon. TVvember IS.
JAY TOTTLE, M. D.
PBT8ICIAN AND 8UKOEON
Acting Assistant larftoa
U.I. Maria HoapltalHenrlee,
OsSot hour: II to XI a.m. 1 to l:M pj
477 Commercial Street, tnd Floor.
DR. J. P. GORAY,
' N03I AND TES0AT
sos OrtfoaUa Building.
PORTLAND .... OREGON
DR. RE0DA C. HICKS
Office UanseU Did. Phone Black SOU
171 Commercial SU Astoria. Ore.
DR. T. L. BALL,
624 Commercial St Astoria Oreeon.
Pytbtan Building. Astoria, Oregon.
Dr. W. 0. LOGAN
578 Commercial St-. Shanahan Boilding
DR. C. W. BARR,
Telephone Hcl 30C1 Astoria. Oregon
WINES AND LIQUORS.
An up to date rewrt for Oentleraen.
Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigar. Civ
us a call snd we'll do the rest.
0. E. HUNTER, Prop, Seaside, Or.
A Tmoc Mams
Anrnno ini1tiie rh an Sawirlptloa ml
Oiitrkt, Mrwrliiin our iMilnioa fro vhMkar u
in. am on I. rohhl Ml
iOOtl on Patrala
ll.,i,.firilf r.,nBdiitUI. HANDS'
iit IrM. (MmI .(, tut Moarln
uiin a Vo. rtctlvs
A bni)tomlr lllntfriMt wtMtklf.
f i0rwt rtf.
Tmnt, ) a
.rt furaiunUi,l. Sold l oil ntwwleoltrj.
Branch Offio. t f ft, Wahloalo.
la on Salt to
J. N. GRIFFIN'S BOOKSTORE.
UIZINGER'S NEWS DEPOT,
OCCIDENT HOTEL OFFICE,
SCULLY'S CIGAR STORE,
JOS. JACOBS, CIGAR STORE.
TEX ASTORIAN OFFICE,
Tenth an9 Commercial SU.
Formerly local. 288
Akler Street for the
Jsst flte years, HAVE
10VED Into tbt
UrM brick boilding
at tot south-east ror
nerotFirat and Morriaoa Streets. En
trance No. 1S3 Front St.
Successful Hone Treitctat
Dr.C.nKg WO la bnnwa throuchont the
Suited Blair, and hMlMUi Ormi CnJaaM
IKxnor on aovouot of hi vondarfu) mm
wiilioul (ho alt of a kolSt, without ttJln
polMNior dtunoranf fclnd. II ItmU may
sail all dl.PoiM with powerful ortonUU rwu
borha, barha. and VMUbla thai are uo
known to mod ir I arlcneo In tblo oouatry,
and ibmuah ll uoo af laoos barmltM ross
din be ua. ran low u euro
CsUrrh, Asthma, tanf Troebk Hhswetism,
Nsraeviaess, Stoassch, liver, Ridsey, rtatat
Wsahassi aad all Orotic D'ssan.
(Ml or wrli. tciuiini 4 t-ooot atesons tor
ntalllnsbonk aad olroular. AddrwM,
Th C 0 Wee CNmm Modkim Ce
No, 161 L2 rtnt St, It Cer. Monts, -Mtntloathu
rr rVtisad Orsfee,
Finesl Helel I the Northwest
L I CK.
San Fnndaco'i leading coo
Ttnlence and tamll hotel
CtntraJlj loettcd. COB
anient to all car lines, and
" plactj of amusement and la
terert. Cafe and Grill at
tached. Rates $ 1 00 per day
and op. Street can direct to
aottl fom and to all depou.
Sao Francisco, Cal.
kind of &
1 , TOO PirTtCOtT
I. rMilnU laa kr lh ftUnAt
taw k frit. M Oukr tfttt mm i,y
WtUrt UM Mrrtag 1 tm (runlvwti.w.
fauf tmmm im lu m Uw mum Mt Ivmlf
?vi iMdnd ( aM iiwlfttht M Sm
1 Th. M Ud iu S In M m Mi IMtT?
tmtum, 4 ( . la U. tdm Iwwi. hat
. r ro-ii tU4in latk .w M Im u .
"T M u h mtw MrrM. Aunt ft.
iwnivr' M wt, UMlnf'y
"Ttol h Imw Iota. '.V iIiu.. mid Of u rv
Ut. Mlnlf. "I M IMW 1 M Mi It
W wht littlo ator lot. antcdotM, bit of
ro--an)r cilpuinn from a newnuauer,
augailna or book tbat hai made to
Think Lauh or Cry
Uo prliM will ba grm lot ht bnl tclte
tUmt, leu pile oi uvr dIUn mlilh
MtlM nr.t ten aucoMtlul compctiloii
i"W III I.UUh
lli on I
r condition for anterlnt-thli torn
it that yoa tend wtih oiirrlipHng
a i tnimth.1 Irlul auSuni.il..
toe. I X
tlx National Magaalaa. Addrnt,
JOE CIIAPPLE, Editor