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About The Oregon scout. (Union, Union County, Or.) 188?-1918 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 10, 1891)
THK HAUNTED GUITAR.
I It rliiRs no more In roundelays,
Ami blithe luillnil'-s of other days;
I Its voice In IiuhIiciI thnt once could lure
The loveof mailt mid troubadour!
Tho xlcndcr hnnd Hint soil did stray
Actosh IU utrliijcs are dust today.
And dust the In'urt that throhlicd to hear
Tho chanson of the cavalier!
Of old. In fair l'mvciiee, where sou
, Is an eel, and life ami love are long,
The mystic music in these strings
Once thrilled w ith heart ininKinliiKs.
A woman, from her casement wide,
Sift clad utul slender, starry eyed,
.Leaned out, with parted llts, to hear
The lovo bong or the cavalier.
I A pool thnt Milled the sweet song,
A cry ! the river aped nlong,
f Fleet llooteil, bearing on Its wny
A mantle, crimson dyed, a Krny
And tiiiturned face whose lips would frame
1 The soft words of a woman's name.
Vr'hileo'er the waters echoed long
A fragment of thut broken sour.
Tills the story, this recalls
J Tho old guitar ujion my walls,
And In the dusk I sometimes hear
The lingers of the cavalier
Stirring among the strings and keys
Strange horror haunted harmonies;
And through the gloom there glides along
The ghost of that uulltilslicd song!
Krnest Ue Lauccy 1'iersou in Tho Curio.
A )iU) FANTASY".
Tliero Is no loult Hint John Oorlinm often
Celt bored when 1 tried to draw 1 ii tit into dis
cussions that ho was pirated to term "purely
upeculntive;'' in fuct, ho often gnvo very
plain mid blunt expression to his annoyance.
Ho w as a physician, and prided himself on
being "pnictiral," This quality no doubt
Lns its uses, but it need not nccesMirily in
cludo mi titter lack of sympathy with every
thing that ennnot lie nlolutely demonstrated.
However, I have no intention of railing at
JolinN peculiarities, for ho was an excellent
follow. Wo occupied a suite of rooms to
gether in a desirable part of tho city, and to
tho iosl of the outer door was n sign reading
'John (lorhuiu, riiysician and Surgeon."
Ifcithcr of ns was mnrriei.
Ono ovening I pinned him down to a dis
cusslou on the subject of dreams. 1 Imd lately
boon reading some interesting articles on
thou-, mysterious activities of tho mind which
como into play only when tho other faculties
oeom to Ik." sliroinlctl into oblivion. It was u
cold November night, but wo sat in coin
fortnblo easy chairs beforo a glowing grato
fire. I had lain down llulwer'n "Zaiioni,"and
compelled John reluctantly to Busjtend his
jterusal of a medical report.
"Dreams," 1 said, "uro often so extremely
"So is tho toothache," was John's re
Joinder. "-NniJouiit," I replied, with no sign of irri
gation; "hut have you iiovur had a dream
'that scorned for tho tiiuo King to bo u
"L'coasionnlly; that Is u common expert
aeuce." '".SI ill further: Havo not tho occurrences of
h dream oven liecii ho vivid thnt you were
nfterwnrd tumble to distinguish their inipres
ions from lnomories of actual facts i"
"Never," replied John, emphatically.
'"On tho oilier linnd, have not actual exjto
TicntvH left such dim recollections that you
La vo afterward confounded them with visions
of a troubled sleep f
"Certainly not," said John, with derision
mn well as decision.
"Well," 1 replied, "you aro so excessively
matter of fact in everything that you can't
lie oxteclcd to sluiro tho experiences of ordi
"And you," retorted John, "aro so anxious
to discover something new ami wonderful
that you believe everything you hear mid
rend, and then build up thu moot outlandish
"1 inn not theorizing; lam simply trying
to iimko you understand that dreams may Ik)
eo vivid its to bo confc. milled with uctutil
cventa, nnd vice versa."
"And 1 say that a in r i who finds himself
tho victim of such an uncertain condition of
mind needs to change his diet and take exer
cise. Hut don't bother tuo any longer. I
want tollnlsli this retKirt and then goto lied."
Anil ho immediately ltccnino ultsorbed in tho
iimphlot, bis perusal of which 1 had inter
rupted. 'i'liercuiion I lietonk myself to it couch,
tretehed myself out comfortably, and opened
"Znnoiil" nt tho chapter on "Tho dweller of
tho threshold." The Uxik, for oniv, fuilo.1 t&
interest mo. John (lorluun's stublioruness
wiw oxitsMllugly irritating. I longed to con
vince liim that ho was wroug, Testimony
would not do it, for ho would reject nny tes
timony tending to corrolsirato my claim tus
tho vngnry of u disordered brnln. Tim only
way was to (iitMtil to his own uxicriciicc.
How was this to be done) Iong 1 pondered
over tho problem, with eyes half closed.
All nt once u plan for convincing John
flashed iion mo. It was this; Wait until
John was asleep; wnke him tip; get him out
of bod: take him into tho street; conduct
Mm on some pretext to n distant part of tho
city; bring him back; give him an opiate iu
a gluM of wine; put him to lied; in tho morn
ing deny that either lie or 1 had stirred from
our iiimrtineuLs; and llnally miiko him lte
llevo thut thu whole thing was nothing but u
The plan struck mo as lielng well conceived
euid feasible, nnd 1 resolved to put it into iui
tuodiato execution. Atrectiug to lo sound
asleep, I looked cautiously out of tho corner
of ono eye to make sure of observing John
when he should retire.
His chair wus empty I I looked around,
listened, and heard snoring. Could it bo
Kisslblo that John hud gone to I tod without
toy knowing it) I uroso and found this to
bo u fiveU My reverie had Iteon 60 profound
that his movements hud not disturbed me.
Ho much tho tatter. I oltoervod him care
fully and Haw that ho was sound asleep.
Then I oxuod hU drawer of medicines nnd
took therefrom a viul containing u jtocullftr
and itowerful drug of whoo sedative tmull
Cirri 1 had often heard liliuKjvuk. llo had
said that It was a dangerous tilling to admin
ister except by one thoroughly understand
ing iU protcrticd; but its otfocts uw ho had
described them) weiv precisely thoso which I
wUlied to produce; and without scmplo or
hesitation 1 )touivd a few drop into u wluo
glass niul ml the clasn in a particular comer
of a tray ou the ndubonnl. I would thus
know precisely wlu.ro to (hid it ou our re
turn from tho oxodltioii which 1 hud
John ivm still sleeping soundly, nnd every
thing won nmdy except thu pretext ou which
to iiwukuii him mid load luui forth. Thli
va quickly Kittled upon, 1 touched uu oleo
trio button which .iuukicuU1 witha liv
ery sUblo, the eHVl of which would tato
bring u hocMt and butty to thu door within
I'ltdii (ijipituuhul ilia uud rouvcl
"Coiiip, John, youVo MaiiUl, Al unnt
vwx Ilvi-M) ut tho door Hurry uj."
I oirU.itwllwii4iiw Juuip Into) our
'.tlii, 'Til t;u vuih )uy mid dinw H
; ''AH)itfllw AM miiJ mU MteMt4
nnd jnwn'n, John nmggt'l hinrelf from tho
bed and dressed us seedily ns itossible. V'e
were soon out of floors nnd seated in tho
buggy, with robes drawn cl(s'ly nbout our
legsfor it was a cold night. I took the
reins, but was as yet totally undecided as to
what move to mako next. I started tho
horse, however, trusting to luck or some
hnppy thought to determine our further pro
ceedings, buck settled the matter. AVo hnd
not. driven u dozen rods heforo a tay enmo
rushing up the street. He halted on meeting
m and panting for breath, exclaimed:
"Ho you the doctor)"
"Ye," I answered, hastily, discerning nn
oscniH- from the embarrassing situation into
which I had so recklessly rushed.
"How lucky I You're wanted just ns quick
as possible. Drive to "
"Yes, yes," I interrupted. "You know
the w ny, don't you f
"Well, then, jump in with us nnd drive."
The boy did us requested, and wo rattled
through the street-s nt a lively gait. Thus
hnd a most fortunate circumstance como to
niv aid, in tho form of an actual call for u
physician, and wo were now proceeding to a
dellnlte destination. John seemed to think
tho proceedings a little irregular, but I man
aged to quiet his uneasiness by various do
vires tif prevarication.
Wo soon left tho lighted portion of tho
cltv, and plunged into dark and narrow
streets. Nothing could Iw distinguished in
the gloom but tho towering shado trees ou
either side, and an occasional night lamp
gleaming dimly from a window.
"Here wo m e," exclaimed tho boy, draw
ing tho horso up so suddenly that wo all
pitched forward. Wo alighted, nnd tho
urchin conducted us from tho street Into a
narrow alley, on each sldo of which solid
brick walls loomed up. Thoy were barely
discernible In tho darkness, nnd I had not tho
remotest idea of tho quarter of tho city to
which wo hud come.
Suddenly wo turned, in obedionco to our
small sized guide, and halted beforo n low
arched door set in tho brick wall. Tho boy
guvo a (leculiar knock, which elicited a
whistle from within, this in turn being ro
pliod to by another nnd slightly different
knock. Wo worotUfhercd within, and thodoor
was closed behind us.
Inky darknesi wis nil about. A volco
cou"i :ni''d us to move forward, and wo did
so cautiously. Tho dark passage waa not of
great length. It led to unother door, which,
on being ojieiied, led ton dimly lighted apart
ment. Into this wo proceeded, and peered
cautiously around, nt llrst being unablo
clearly to discern tho conlcnU of tho room.
Ik-coming accustomed by degrees to tho
fioiiii-darkness, wo at length observed that
the place was ono whero jioverly, if it did
not actually reign, at least had obtained a
strong foothold. Tho furnltiiro was scanty,
tho walls wero dingy and hung with cob
webs, and a sickly ilamofromu tallow candio
sent forth faint and uncertain rays of light.
"There's no money lu this job," growled
Then came, In a sorrow laden voice, from
an obscuro corner of tho room:
"Oh, my daughter!"
Tho place had been profoundly quiet up to
this point. 1 was indignant at John's heart
less remark. It was not nt ull liko him. I
also was somewhat disturlted in mind, for
tliero was something so decidedly rail about
our night adventure that 1 begun to fear it
would bd itiito.sslblo to pass it oir as u dream.
"Oh, my daughter!'1
Tho words broke on tho silcnoo with (start
ling distinctness. John advanced to tho
quarter from which they proceeded, and I
"Iking the light," ho said.
The tallow candio was set in nn old bottle,
nnd this I seized and carried with me. Tho
light disclosed an aged woman, on whoso
face wero the uiimistablo lines of strugglo
und hardship. She was miserably clod. Sho
silt in a rocking chair by tho side of a cot.
On tho cot, covered with an old shawl, lay u
girl whoso ago might havo been 10 yearn.
Her fnco was in startling contrast to its sur
roundings, for it was fair and excessively
white. Her eyes were large, dark and bril
liant and her hair was jet black. Sho took
no notice of our presence, but seemed to sturo
"Is this your daughter)" nsked John.
"Yes, sir; can you savo her)" Tho sharp
ness of an intense anxiety was in tho womuu'a
John, without replying, placed his hand
on the child's brow, lie was always very
dellltorato, and for a moment his touch lin
gered whilo ho studied tho young face.
"She can make so much money for mo if
sho lives," whined tho old woman.
This surprising remark caused both John
and mo to look ut her inquiringly.
"She is my seventh daughter, and I am my
mother's seventh daughter. She can look
into tho future and tell all you want to
"Yes," ivspondodJohn gravely; "I thought
tliero was something itocullar about her."
"Ho, ho! John lloihain," thought I, "do
you tallcvo iu any such nonsenso ns that
you, who uro so very practical and lovel
headed I" Hut I kept my thoughts to myself.
"Tell nie, can you savo her)" reinsatod tho
"I'll try," replied John. "When did you
llrst observe her peculiar giftsl"
"There was no ntssl to observe them. Sho's
the seventh daughter of n seventh daughter,
and that's enough. Why don't you gto her
some medicine to bring down tho foverl"
"She has very little fever. Her troubloia
a low state of vitality. I will not conceal
from you that her condition is serious."
As John spoke ho took tho child's huud in
"Utou my word," ho exclaimed," sho has
u surprising amount of nervous strength.
Her grip is us strong as a uiauV I cannot
loosen it without hurting her."
Atthls juncture the child looked at him
attentively nud intelligently. I was still
standing slightly in tho rear, holding tho
candio over John's shoulder.
"Hush!" exclaimed tho old woman, In n
warning whlsiH r. "She is going to speak."
A faint voice from tho tad now spoko thoso
"Uowuroof tlionmn with tho light! Lot
mo think, llo does not seem to bo your
enemy, and yet ho is trying to docolvo you.
I)ut ho will not succeed!"
1 was throw n into consternation by thoso
words. Of course they meant mo. How had
this strange child penetrated my desigusi I
was utaut to protest that sho was delirious,
when sho rohuquikhcd her grasp of John's
hand, turned her gaze from him, uud ro
liiisil Into her former state. An for John,
lie favored mo w ith a single, sw tft uud search
ing glance, which throw mo luto a state of
guilty confusion. Hut If lie Imd any su
picloiui, ho guvo no oxpivuion to them in
word, llo opened hi medicine chest, se
lected seme remodua, ami gave thu old wouuw
directiuiu fur administering them.
"There will ta no iioM of my calling
again," hu Mid. "If tho child l im tatter by
to-muiTuvv, lake wr U thKMpituJ? Hoe that
she Iwu perf t qiind, uud, uUi all thing,
da nttl M hur owl htr jlwr jwwwn uutil
the 4 fully ivsteiwl U KJWUth. Muu (hum
art) H tJiwit tru'U ,l,u Imt Vitui )twii,
m Kw iil unmet uif-Md for iho pinl o
tkutluuii Ht"u uf wiwlny The MdMlW I
MtHl Mj M, Md 4h) u
fully bridge -.ver this prrioft of impressed
The old woman thanked him, and then to
my astonishment produced a shining 10 gold
piece from some recess of her tattered gar
ments, and tendered it to John. He accepted
it gravely, nnd then we withdrew from tho
nmrtuicnt. Onco in the open air, tho voice
of the small boy was heard:
"Jump in," lie said, "and I will drive you
We otayed, and wero conveyed through
thu streets at a rapid rate.
"What ilo you think of tho case John)' I
' "The child may not live until daylight, or
(sho may grow to womanhood and lmvo a
! brilliant future."
I "Whutl ilo you really believe in that non
sense about her gifts as a fortune teller)"
"Don't you f
I could not answer. 1 recalled tho strange
seecli which seemed to indicate that tho girl
had ieiiutrnted my designs on John, nnd was
abashed. Thu ride wnmtuitinuf.fl in silence,
and iu twenty minutes we Imd reached our
destination. Tho boy volunteenfl to take
caro of the horse, and in another moment
John and 1 were in our own apartments.
John iniiiKflintoly proceeded to undress.
In live minutes he was ready for lied. With
out delay I prepared for the further execu
tion of my plot.
"John," said I, "there's n pint of chain
paguu leit iu my closet. It strikes mo thut it
would ta iust tho tiling with which to top olf
this night s adventure. What do you savf
"A most excellent idea," was John's reply.
How smoothly everything was working!
I otened the closet, drew forth tho liottlo and
wrenched oir the wire with which tho cork
was bound. I then glanced furtively at
John. Ho was winding his watch, with hia
buck turned toward mo.
I quickly filled tho glass which contained
tho drug and extended it to John. Ho
quaffed tho contents with great relish, I
meanwhile watching him over tho rim of
my own glass. Hosmncked his iipscriticully
alter his glass had been drained.
"It seems to mo thnt tliero is a singular
Ilavor to that champagne."
I felt a guilty thrill und aiTected not to
"IIo-.v sleepy I mn," wca his next remark.
"It inns', bo tho cTeet of riding in tho cold."
Tlic:i ho tumbled into bod, nnd the r.oxt
minute had Mini: into a deep sleep. Tho
drug had taken effect with curprising, not to
s.iy startling, promptness, and I listened to
his heavy breathing with satisfaction.
I now began to givo serious thought to tho
situation, and to deliberate on tho necessity
of removing every tvneo by which tho reality
of our night's ndveuturo could bo proven. I
knew thut John could by no possibility find
tho placo wo had visited, for tho routo was r.
long and circuitotu ono nnd had been trav
eled in darkness. Ah! Tliero was tho $10
gold picco which tho woman had paid him.
AVithoui hesitation I removed it from bio
pockot and placed ii in my own. Was tho
trail covered) I thought no. In tho morning
1 would declaro that wo hud not stirred from
tho house during tho night, and after iter
siiadlng John that tho whole thing was but a
dream making him commit himself fully to
that view of tho casa tell him tho truth and
thus confront him with a demonstration of
my theory !
I anlled v.-!t: satisfaction. But hold!
Tliero was tho boy! Supposo ho should turn
up. I must find liimimdpwehasohis silenco.
1 was so intent now ou tho success of tho plot
that I would havo expended n hundred dol
lars rather than lco it fail. I decided to go
to tho livery stnblo in search of tho urchin
w ho hud driven va to tho abodo of thu sick
Kirst, I approached tho bedsido to mako
sure thut Jolm'a clumber was so sound that
ho would ta suro to take no notico of my de
parture and return. Ho lay perfectly quiet,
but tliero was coniething singula? in his ap
tctirauco. 1 gazed at him more closely, and was hor
rilicd at a change that hnd como over him.
He no longer breathed deeply, but in a quick,
convulsive and exhausted maimer. His lower
jaw hung down, his eyes wero half open, and
ho looked liko cno vainly struggling for a
hold upon life.
I was paralyzed with dismay, and Etarcd at
him iu uu agony of fascination. Mora faint,
rapid and spasmodic grow his breathing;
more distressing tho hearings of his chest;
more ghustly tho pallor of his countenance.
Sitellbound, us if in n nightmare, 1 atill
gazed upon hint. The ebbing of vitality pro
ceeded with frightful rapidity; there was at
leugth n mere Mutter of breath; lUid then
camo that awful ropose, that uuapeakablo
silence, that dreadful calmness of tho un
Then the full horror of tho situation burst
upon me. Tho drug had dono its work too
well; John Gorham was deadl I was his
"John!" I shrieked.
And then, with rapidly scattering sonsos, I
staggered and fell heavily to tho lloor.
. o o
"Ha! Ha! Ha!"
Whnt mocking laugh was that ringing
through tho air) Consciousness was return
ing, and with it the sound of hursh, discord
Again canto n iionl of lnglitcr. Was it my
own voice, and was I a lunatic)
I oix'iieil my eyes uud looked about. I was
still lying on tho lloor, but not by John's
Ktlside. John seemed to bo sitting in a chair
witli u book iu Ills hand. I stared ut him in
a state of taw ildermeut.
Again tho laugh. It was his voice. Then
"l)o you want me to como nnd help you
"Whew am I, nnd what has happened)" I
"You appear to ta sprawled on tho floor,
and it is quite evident that you fell asleep
and rolled on" the couch," ho nnswored.
At these words 1 hastily rose nnd pulled
my wits together. Tho truth was soon nit
parent. Following our discussion of dreams, I
luvl read "Zanoni" until sleep had stolen upon
me, and both tho conception and carrying
out of tho plot to convince John wero but
the visious of a dream. 1 was somewhat
mortified, but at tho same time immensely
relieved, for John was alive and well, and
still held iu his hand the medical report
which he hud liccu perusing w ben our dis
We soon retired for the night, but neither
at that time nor on any subsequent occasion
did I relate my dream to John, for in it is
' the keynote of an uxperunout I mean to try
I ssiuie ilay for bis tanellt. It is the only wny
I lu which he can ever ta convinced that the
' phenomena of dreams involve Hwsibilities
tayond tlktse dry, matter of fact realities
that now form tin Umuduriw of his expert
i onco nnd iiioutul wsion. O. S. Adam in
i The ltinx'li
, Wluit N a drought) Mr. Symoiu, tho
! lUinlish nivtauruluKUt, would Wo three
kitMU or dirwM of drungtil roouuHil nud
fv.i4y dennxd A wiul of fourwMi or
mm ttiwMLiiut dy without ruiHkbuukl bo
tar miI an ulwuiut ilruttfbt; uni of lwMl)
fukt ur murv cmuiU tUy, wilhu rwlu.
Ull iwt tMMMitatf u qwi1r uf un I will.
siuttl ta wtUml a letrOoJ tlwtffltl, und ui
!; tU) d. "Ull iiulvuir ittw ihuIw u(
Him, sUuulil taw ItMtg diuugltl tovMilllltf
"Gentlemen, what la your verdict V asked
his honor In western court room.
"Will," responded the foreman of the jury,
"'ioven on us wants to hang the prisoner, but
the twelfth man sticks to it lie ain't guilty,
spite of all wh can eny; so tain' mi the twelfth
man is a no account feller, anyway, iu order
to make the verdict uniuliiious, we'vo con
cluded to hang Vin tath." Exchange.
Fraud m the Itexticourlie.
Binkey What do you call It? I shot it all
mvself ovah in thoo woods.
McScoggiu (tho guide) Why, pnrd, that's
a caribou 1 I didn't allow you'd git ono so
(puck; but I'll bother yer fer that twenty
iivo dollars yer promised me fer th' first ono
ketched. Frank Leslie's Illustrated News
piqier. Tim Spi'lng Iloltln.
"Seen any robins around yet?" ho inquired,
as they met in tho corridor of tho itostolllco.
The other looked at him with injured dig
nity for half u minute and then beckoned him
out of the crowd and said:
"What about robins?"
"Why, robins birds."
"Yes, I know that there is a bird called o
robin. What of it?"
"I asked if you had seen any this spring."
"Suppose I hud?"
"Why, nothing; only robins como in tho
"Yes, I believe they do. Did you want
them to wait and como in tho full?"
"Seo here, my friend," raid the other, as ho
laid u hand on his shoulder, "lot all birds
alone, robins included. They aro all right.
I.et spring alone. It is all right. Just keep
right on attending to your business and let
other things attend to theirs. Good day,
sir." Detroit Free Press.
What (lie Mutter Wits.
"What is tlio matter with that baby)"
grow led an irascible husband, as tho little
ono persisted lu howling and kicking to the
extent o) its little might.
"Tho matter is, sir," calmly replied tho
wife, as sho strode up and down the lloor,
"tho matter is that this baby inherits your
And tho husband returned to his paper
with a gloomier face than before. Boston
A 3!cun Trick.
"Would you tako a man's last cent?"
"Yes, sir, every time."
"Then," retorted thu )oor vagrant, as ha
gathered up his packages and Hung a copper
coin ou tho counter, "tako it with my bless
ingl" And before tho astonished dealer could
grasp the situation a pair of coat tails hud
flitted out tho door. American Grocer.
Busy Cubiuuu (closing tho door) Whero
AiHtplectie Gentleman (gasping) I I can't
catch my breath. I I feel as if I wero going
Busy Cabman Yes, sir; shall I drive to
an undertaker's or tho morgue, sir? Now
Ought to lie I'seil to It.
A market woman skinned eels nlivo.
"You cause thoso jtoor beasts much pain,"
remarked a sympathetic passer by.
"Ono miglit think so," was her answer,
"but as I havo been at this business somo
twenty years, I do not doubt thoy are well
used to it by this time.1' Philadelphia Times.
lie Knew the I'liire.
Squeers (in tho restaurant) Didn't you or
der soft Itoiled eggs) 1 thought you couldn't
Niekleby Neither can I, old man. But
they'll bo frieusood chicken by tho time tho
waiter gets them here. Lawrence Anioricuu.
I'nrmeil liy ClrciiiiistnnreH.
Mrs. Hilluiro Your husband U tho most
uncomplaining man I ever saw.
Mrs. Bergen Yes. Ho says that ho never
saw a loungo thut was comfortable until ho
met with tho accident that broke his back.
Now York Bun.
Ill rrlnelpul Occupation.
Judge (to trump) What is your occupa
tion! What do you dof
Trump Nothin', yer honor.
Judge Well, what havo you dono most!
Trani Time, yer honor. The Lawrcuco
Proof of I'll i .Milk.
Ouest Waiter, there's a tlead fish in this
Walter Co' dey is, Itoss. Dat's a sho sign
dar hulnt enough wtituh in flat milk fer him
to live on. Washington Star.
Sappy Yoas', nw, douclierkuow, if there,
aw, U anything I, uw, love, it is, aw, calve's
Miss Pert O, the cannibal! Lawrcuco
Thr llfcomtlve Cram.
Put away the liltltt eo.il hod that our darling
wants to paint.
For she fnln wouhl decorate it with devices queer
Hide tho dust iuii and tho w ashtub, and likewise
tho garden hose.
Or Matilda wilt adorn them w ith the lily and the
When Itolluda In tho uiorulng geta tlio wooden
chopping low I
To cotHxx't tuo morning corned beef hash it vexes
miiv'li her otiV
To behold a wreath of panties whero (he fain
would cut ami stath;
So tho sortipiM It oit, Ixteauso the (taint might
1 ivvtrati) the hash.
On the household retting plu U tied a pretty yel
And It ItUfN ot the valWy oft commlnglo with the
While tk new tulAta wuuher and the LcttW and
Aro iHUKtufcwrt MMhbutlDitUM nut) lfuri;t-
All Mir rth)la of fumUur the mteUut b4 (he
Ale rmniellJitnl ipjl!uii dlyikl boof
In lUe Imm ue ImW UhiI uhIi udutri! rro
W NtMUe U JtMftl t(li IM ttwiurftijte mam.
J II 0 lu !Uwhutft
MrwxwV- l 'A i
Not till we meet with Love In All his beauty.
In all his solemn majesty and worth.
Can we translate the meaning of life's datjr,
Which God oft writes In cipher at our birth.
Not till Utve comes In all his Btrength and
Can we rend others' hearts: not till then
A wide compassion for nil human error.
Or sound tho quivering depths of mortal
Not till we sail with him o'er the stortnj
ilnve wo seen tempests: hidden In his hand
lie holds the keys to all the great emotions;
Till he unlocks them, none can understand.
Not till we walk with him on lofty mountains
Can w e quite measure heights. And, oh. sad
When once we drink from his Immortal foun
We hid farewell to the light heart of youth.
Thereafter our most perfect day will borrow
j A dimming shadow from some dreaded
So great grows Jny It merges Into sorrow,
And evermore pain tinctures our delight.
-Ella Wheeler Wilcox in New York World-
Sin- Kniil It.
The modern system of advertising
makes the public familiar with the
names, and in miuio cases with the
countt'tiiitici'i of inventors and matin-
! facturers. and so strong is tho power
of association that on meeting one of
these much advertised persons ns a
private individual it is dilllcult for
some persons to refrain from asking
him instantly about the article to
which his features seem to be only a
bort of trademark.
A lady who was making an evening
call met a mini l the name of Brown,
who had invented an improved button
hole making attachment for a sewing
machine, and whoso name, preceded
by a hideous caricature of his face, had
been omnipresent in the advertisements
for some time. lie hud two charming
daughters whom the lady had seen not
long before, and with whom sho hnd
been greatly pleased
During the entire call she had suc-
j ceeded in addressing Mr llrown by Ids
rightlul inline only by great mental ex
ertions, as am it her word was constantly
trembling on her hps.
At last he rose to 'o. and with a sigh
of relief she heard his yood evening,"
to which she responded with her sweet
est smile, and added, "i'lease remem
ber me kindly to the Misses Hutton
holel" Youth's Companion.
One if A. T. Mi-wart's Ti-irk.
Aii old employe of the late A. T.
Stewart, the milliniiuire dry goods mer
chant ol New York, tells an instance
which shows the means sometimes em
ployed by that gentleman for enforc
ing the rules ol hi- store There was a
rule to the ellect that no person em
ployed in the building should carry
matches under the penalty of dismissal.
One evening as Mr Stewart was
pasing through the store on his way
home he suddenly turned to a number
of clerks who were standing near the
door und asked
"Can iinv one oblige mo with a
No one answered for a moment, till
I one of the men. prompted by courtesy
and thinking his employer would not
take advantage of him. replied, "Cer
tainly, sir. here is one."
"You ure discharged." was tho un
gracious response. "(Jo to tho desk
ami get what is due you "
j And with a '(iood evening," Mr.
Stewart passed on to his carriage.
The people who would have done so and so if
they had been there never get there.
tiii: lioiroNiiotTSK. roitTi.ANn.oit.
Centrally located; American tV European plan;
first-class; reasonable rates. C. YV. Koliy, prop.
Mkkchant Hotel, Third and D streets,
Portland. First-class accommodations.
Bates, $1 to f 1.50 per day. Jacob Haas, Prop.
Use EuamellueBtovol'olUh; no dust; uo smell.
Try Okrmea for breakfast.
i Here is something from Mr.Frank
! A. Hale, proprietor of the De Witt
House, I,ewiston, and the Tontine
Hotel, Brunswick, Me. Hotel men
meet the world as it comes and goes,
! and are not slow in sizing people
I and things up for what they are
j worth. He says that he has lost a
father and several brothers and sis
ters from Pulmonary Consumption,
and is himself frequently troubled
with colds, and he
j Hereditary often coughs enough
l to make him sick at
Consumption's stomach. When
1 ever he has taken a
cold of this kind he uses Boschee's
German Syrup, and it cures him
every time. Here is a man who
knows the full danger of lung trou
bles, and would therefore be most
particular as to the medicine he used.
What is his opinion ? Listen ! " I
use nothing but Boschee's German
Syrup, and have advised, I presume,
more than a hundred different per
sons to take it. They agree with
me that it is the best cough syrup
iu the market." d
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fan t w im.jim 6 , ttuliMit uu tuth u
Hut twu fttxl A 'limit, n 4u TVU l.4ol U uu4ot
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8TEIN WAY, GiDltf 10J '(ue PlIEOl
iAmJ J tfWl Dsn. bitit, hi J
Vini In Kl HM4 Miou.n iM d (U.
livery indication points to a tremen
dous success of the Portland Industrial
Kxposition, which opens this year Sep
tember 17. The music by the great
Znpadores Band of Mexico, the paint
ings from abroad, the living cliefs tour
nament, the wonderful electrical dis
plays, the unprecedented!' large num
ber of exhibits in agriculture and horti
culture, in industry and science, shows
that the coining Kxposition, in attrnct
ivf n(aP, will exceed any ever held upon
the Pacific Coast.
There lias neen an entire rearrange
ment of the Kxposition, nnd a large
number of novelties from every part of
the world have been secured.
The railroads have granted a round
trip rate of one fare and a fifth; half
rates on all exhibits, except fruits and
vegetables, which have been placed upon
the free list. This certifies to the excel
lent mnnngenient of the Exposition of
181)1, and the same energy displayed in
the other departments leaves no doubt
as to its great success.
reasons for trying Dr. Sage's
Catarrh Remedy. In the first
place, it cures your catarrh
no matter how bad your case,
or of how long standing. It
doesn't simply palliate it
cures. If you believe it, so
much the better. There's
nothing more to be said.
You get it for 50 cents, from
But perhaps you won't be
lieve it. Then there's another
reason for trying it. Show
that you can't be cured, and
you'll get S500. It's a plain
business offer. The makers
of Dr. Sage's Remedy will
pay you that amount if they
can't cure you. They know
that they can you think
that they can't. If they're
wrong, you get the cash. If
you're wrong, you're rid of
Fine furm land In Nebriisknlto exchange for
tinnier or otlier lands in v nsinngion or uio
gon. II V.. Noni.K, Concord llhlg., I'orthiud.
AM Ol'U SKl'DS AKK TKSTKl). If you
w nut the very best goods that you know
will grow, at cash prices, write us.
F. L. POSSON & SON, Warehouse
2d Street Portland, Oregon. Front St.
I'cirtluiiil. Oregon. A. 1' Armstrong, l'rln.
IImiicIi School: ( ai'ITai. Ill's. Collmik, Salem, Oregon,
tame courses of study, same rates of tuition.
Husiiioss. Short hand,
Typewriting, Penmanship, ami JCngtst Departments
aWIn session tliroucliout the, year. Students admit
ted nt any time. Catalogue from either school, free.
DO YOU ENJOY GOOD TEA?
We have tho real Ceylon, new, direct import,
In original eases, rriinouiieed ttv tea drinkers
Miierlir to any In this niurket. l'riee tin Cents
ler th. ny qiumtltv not oer 1 tti hv inail ixwt
paid utfl JK.T Hi. (.'heaiier than cheap" ten. Try it
SMITH'S GASH STORE
410-418 Front Stroot,
KSSSf.a SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
I Safety1 BICYCLE
I KOH I.AU11 S AND (iKNTl.KMKN'.
Handsomest heel In the market Strictly HIrIi
(rade in every particular I'libhlou Tires. Tan
Kent pnkw, from wS to HI 16. bend for lllus
KELLOCC & HALL,
1 acltlc C oast Acta., 15 First St., San Francisco, Cat.
THE SPECIFIC A NO. I."
Cures all unnatural illitcliarReaofmen
iimuiTui nuw tunc Hi&uuins. rrp
vent Btrleture, It uoIub an Internal
remedy, fnrej, when everyUiIng elsn
hanfalleil. l'rln- rtl (W rMmilnrnn
Application, hold by Drusslsta orsenl
Kill rec ipt or price tty The A. Hchoeii.
hflt .Mtsllclnu Co.. ban Jose. Cut.
ST. HELEN'S HALL,
I A Hoard inr hh.I l)r Srhool for lrli
iiim.l..n IKllUltlie ItlKltt Itev. II.
W Ulnr .It.ii rU, 1). i Hector.
leJu'.;!'Vr';Ii.llf"'.trUC.U0"- a '"K "' ciirefully se
eot.'. i orin of teaclu'M . ktudenu prepaiwl for col-
nai.iim'VU1,'!'',,l,,''1,,,'IK m mift wn .
iiwidiiiB Hiidtij'autlfuliurtot the city. For ct-
Iokiio dilre Hie SIISSKS ItoiiNKY.
JOHNSTON &. LAWRENCE,
Pl"'"br, ind Engineer' Supplies. Hand
nd S e.m Pumpi.'lrcm Pipe. H.mi. Hloe
Coterlno. Lubrlca or. Water Motori Fini
nd Venlilalori. Caih RaglitersTlle'
Writ fr inr
232 FIRST S! P0H1UN0, OR,
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