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About Independence enterprise. (Independence, Polk County, Or.) 189?-190? | View Entire Issue (Dec. 20, 1894)
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MU WW' .nrS3
, don't Uw." bo muttered . W
M. face in bis hands. -If. Unl
ijfll. lltoS around in the
'breakfast. UO poKca u -
littlo' hears of rubbish at tao cnusui
the b-nch with tho toes of his aclapl-1
' dated shoos; but bis guardian angel ay j
rarontly w no -i- ,
dida't find a penny. . I
! lho reneral collation was a picco of
, Thn onlT articio mtu
-...i.i .hirh looked like a tucatcr
check. I had evidently been dropped
, orr recently, for it as scarcely soikd
; ftiU lie Kuicmbored, with a siuUen
.... .t restaurants soiactimcs sold
ticket that wore 3od for a moal. ith j
hasty hand ho snat;nea tuo pi--cvj vl
pastoboard from tho prouni and read:
-This tit-kot i ntitlcs tho U-arer to one
-Turkish bath at UubbanTs, Xo. W West
"Twenty-seventh stroot An extra
chawo for alcohol or electricity.
" This is tho way that Fate takes advan-
tacoX man's position to insult him. It
was not Drano's fault that ho had not
washed bis faeo, and it was aprffravating
tobavoahlat Uko thU thrown out by
fat to embitter tho results of her own
" doin;rs. Drano was on tho point of tear
lnj tho ticket la rajo and disdain when
i bis better judgment checked him. A
Turkish bath-houso was a nice, quiet
place to rest. It offers the greatest of
luxuries on a hot day. True, a severely
: vmmiiirh hath is not a trood thing to take
tlon., 1 must bo in lovo. u proportions to bo soen-p-
u. thai. Ha doubt Uicro wcro coins stranger was about Drone en
."cobe nudV, .o j ?-tr . ban ".tbjx
on an too empty stomach, but still ho
; was sure that it could not mako him feel
anymore hollow than ho did without it.
IIo arose and began his search for Yi est
Twenty-seventh street It was not far
i awav. and in less than half an hour ho
stood in front cf Xo. 90. A handsotno
. building it was; perhaps a littlo too or
' . aato,but eminently suffffestivo of lttt
ury. Drano entered and presented his
ticket at tho desk. Tho attendant
stared at him.
"How the dickens did you gei wis
: ticket?" he asked.
.Then Drano saw that ho would bavo
-' to Ho. lie was determined to pet inside
" the bath now. and a small matter of
; falsehood should not stand in his way.
HU moral sonso had been gradually
j weakened by tho evil companionship of
i his clothes and ho was in a condition to
: stretch the fabric of truth's spotless
" robo Jill be split it up the back.
' 'Look here," be said, "I am quite a rcj--
ufar pstron of this place, Vou don't recoff
niio me because well, to tell the truth.
been on a bard spreo for a week
and have got pretty well torn up, as
rouee. I'd like to sober up herein
the bath and then I'M send out for a
, suit of clothes in which I can begin an
' era of reform by going home to dinner."
"What's your name?" asked tho at
, tendant, hesitatingly.
Drane looked over his shoulder as if
to roakf suro that nobody could hear
him declare his real identity, and then
- landing over the desk he whispered:
. "John 1L Smyth. You remember tho
name, don't you?"
- "Well, I've heard It before," the clork
admitted, "but I can't place you."
."Am I so changed by a sinflo week
of debauchery?" said Drano, sadly; then,
In a still more confidential tone; "You
must recall my name. I spoil it with a
v -The clerk smiled,
"I juess it's all right, Mr. Smyth.
Shall I take caro of your valuables?"
"You're too late, my young friend,"
..M n-nne. "Somebody else is taking
carecf them in a way that beats tho
. safe-deposit vault out of sight.
. The clork laughed and cave Drano a
littlo kev strun2 on a rubber band de-
. signed to go about the lattcr's wrist.
Km1nr fortv-one." ho called to an
? attendant, who immediately conducted
Drano to bis dressing-room.
V,t m. dt lioht it was to lay aside tho
nno! novortv! When Drano emersred
from tho little room clothed only in a
: a sheet, be felt as good as his neighbor.
Even bis hunger relented for a time,
and bo enjoyed his bath thorouUy.
.r Jt was two o'clock by tho magnificent
lime-piece which stood among artificial
. flowers in tho great ball of the bath,
when bo returnod to his room and his
rars. His soul and body rebelled
against them moro strongly than ever
before. They contrastea painiuuy wiiu
; the luxury by which bo had been sur
.. rounded. Hosatlnhlschairwith bishead
his hands and srroaned aloud. Faint-
nosshad fo' lowed tho bath, and hd
Wn amrravatod b7 the sight of men
enjoying roils and coffee, while they ro-
t climd Lpcn the UiTans m vne bu. jib
.SmMii made ud bis mind to order
. breakfast, and trust to luck to get away
all o without paying for it
, "Ilero you are, sir, number forty-two,"
said a voice; and Drane heard an at
- - tiondant Hsher a man into the next
"Thank too, sir'' he heard the feV
, low ay a minute later. Then be knew
that the man in the next stall had
tinned the attendant They ta'kcd
' tnmtthpr a minuto. while tho visitor
. innulred about the bath and the
t restaurant which was connected with
j Ik Then be tipped the lellow again,
- and got more thanks.
"IIo hss plenty of money," of course,
frosned Drane, "why shouldn't he give
some of It away? Why shouldn't be lend
' me some?Whyshouldn'tIclimbovcrthe
partition and nowotiate the loan myself
. hiic lie's out of tbo way?"
.. I n nn;s were corrupting him. They
seemed actuaJy to talk, to suggest
envy, malice, and theft
" "Get tbee behind me', garments of
" Satan." he said, smiling bitterlyi snd
- tie arose and walked oe again into the..
hall. An obliging attendant prepared
i a divas tx him; and be had no sooner
stretcbc4 himself spoa it than he loll
ssletp. . . "
Drane was awakened by the voice of
the man who had occupied the dressing-
to Ms. Ho looked up, and
go tar a
ho was wrapped al-
carlcgature o, the other. ip "
caric-, - ghould
not uoip hm own
have rosomUod his inoishbf if W own
life throughout bad boen like tho lost
onlor0(1 Mm0 breakfast,
rbo .twnffcr w 0e ,al)l0(
auu uu .
so that it stood between urano a..u..
more fortunato rellow-oainer. iu
it was as near to ono as tho other.
"If ho cats right under my nose, this
way," said Drar.o to himself, "I shall
become a raving wasiiao.
A luxurious repast
was ordered, and
then tho stranger lay down upon tho
divau and went to sleep. Ho did not
awake when tho attendant la-.d tho
cloth nor even when tho lunch was
brought Some gentle shaking brought
him partly to his senses, so that ho was
able to sit up and protend to bo uwuko,
but who the attendant went away bo
fell back u;xa the pillow and was asleep
Vkm.'iin.w's stomach arose and read
tho declaration of indciiondcr.ee. It
would hear no excuses; no reproaches of
conscience. "Life, liberty and tho pur
suit of happiness," was its text, and It
ar-ued in a manner not to bo answered
by tho precepts of mero honesty.
r otwt..hed forth his riirlit hand.
rwn-l a roll. Almost immediately
thereafter, as nobody was looking, ho
possessed himself of tbe log oi
rhiskon. Heinir honest by nature ho
returned tho bono to the stranger s
table. Other portions of the bird fo.
tether with sundry fried po
tatoes, and such like embellishments of
the feast Then ho washed down his
scruples with tho stranger's colTce, and
went back to his room a better man.
iwii nun tho rais arain, and
nt even the sustaining power of
stolen meal could keep him from temp
tation. He put on his un-.ieAuo.ums,
..i t stoJ bv tho half-open door,
lookm? in at tho detested garments.
They mocked him; they said: "iou vo
irot to come down to our level; you vo
stolen a oriaiaat "ul
nobody l:no3 what you u qo oeioro
get through v. ith yoa."
Ho shuddered and turned away his
. . . aU.- Via ATlB'irtriffl
eves, it vasn - w" ; r
troubled bim. o, mureu.
left his conscience in the pocket of hi3
other clothes, tho ones tno tnicves
had Uken, and ho woauorea, uj mo
way, whether tho follow had been ablo
to mako any moral use of it. But his
shudder was caused by his disinclina
tion to put on tho suit which had no
conscionco in its pockets In other
words, no dollars.
So when he turned bis head away the
ragged clothc3 wero responsible for it
Then they must also have been respon
sible for his noting that the door of No.
43 was oj:ir, and for tho temptation
whiib tamo of that knowledge. The
Crt tsin recorded against man led to
clothing, and Drano now felt the weight
of a fearful heredity. He, too, would
sin and bo clothed.
"I wonder if his garments would fit
mo outwardly as well as his breakfast
fitted mo inwardly," be muttered, and
then laughed recklessly.
Nobody was watching. He pushed
Vhe stranger's door open a little. Yes;
they were excellent clothes, to judge by
the little he could see through thecrack
of the door. Dressed in that way Drane
could establish hi3 identity in no time;
and no doubt pass tbe wholo affair ol! as
a joke. Thus ho thought, for tho poor
fellow was really half crazed by the per
plexing experiences of tho lat fe w days.
He pushed the door still further; he
was conquered. It seemed that ho
could hear a derisive chuckle from the
rags in the next room. IIo scarcely
looked at the clothes, but hustled them
on, all but the coat, which he carried
into th. ball because a strange feeling
came over him that he had 8' 'n it be
fore. Under an electric light he turn d
Pi "V t' - .... ..vx r .
uxssjl is tub bksi:kt.
i pocket of the garment inside out and
read tao owner s name whiku ui.
It was .awrence Drancl lie had stolen
his own Uothes back again.
Y'es. ihcro was no doubt about it
Tho oceunant of No. 43 had been the
original tramp who had accomplished
the exebango in the hotel so nicely,
snd had afterward collected the tele
graph money-order at New Haven. The
pockets of the coat were full of Drano's
papers. Ho ran them over hastily, and
cou!d not discover that any were miss
His watch and a considerable sum of
money were there too. He wondered at
this because prudent persons leave such
things at the desk, but then be reflected
that a thief distrusts everybody, and
hates to hand over his plunder when he
doesn't know who may be watching.
Drane was never so eminently satis
fled in his life. The clothes restored
his brain to its proper balance almost at
once. He wondered how he could have
been brought to the point of entering
another's room, and he was shocked at
the thought, though delighted at the re
He strolled through the hall and
noticed that the thief was 6till sleeping.
ni In which
1I1J bim Uy U r..mnu l tt
lunch. lrne would have been phut to
,uy and watch the follow who h
Wkd UP, t.-t bO had doel-Unl to go out
and find apoliecama to tuko the tutot
Into custody. . . k
Tbero wm non Jn i(fUt nen M
.tcriw w th0 door' ,l w
To bj continued.
OUflUUU uui on 'Jl'l,i
of llio IMlilU'Kvliuol.
KMTKl" NY ll!t,,
T. A. HAYKS,
rr. r..i..iiiin to iiit "ir
TrogroES cr Tall out of Lina
la this tl f V-'W W,1CU
there is to much i-oniju'tiuti in all
ines of work, thoro n incrcnsiea
Jomaml for live. C!iorScu.,
gretsive raon and wonirn. Thoro
are ptTwiis in every cu.mig wuw
have no rspedul Hkiiig f-r their
work but who are ilin-n:ig to it un
til somethini; lienor "ukus u.
but unfortunatoly fr Hum, n tl
sonicliracs fr thoir jirofwion, tht
something rarely ever turns uj.
The lima ia coming when lm-
Vublio will l: rid of fiu-h croaker.
The aw cl Uie
FUrVlVal ol l no n v
test will turn them down and then-
, Mil,., r.11,.1 hv those who
" - . . i
p.ueos . .
. i : t . hi)
t hnruiiiJiii v in , "
are ever striving to improve, llie
' " D . ....
farmer, merehant or toaehor who i
not satilieJ with his cadmy, wn.
is not thoroughly intore.-ted in hu
svork, will be Pursl by those
who are striving to I oeome more
proficient in their d life rent lines of
work. The teacher who does not
intend to remain in the profession
long, who does not read school lit
erature nor attend teachers' insti
tutes, who thinks such things
"dry" or "prosy" had better step
down and out. The place will be
filled by some one willing to de
vote all their time and energy to
What can the institute do for
the teacher? It can help them in
many ways. The observing teach
er finds every day, questions of
method and government that are
not answered in any books on
leachine. Different teachers are
troubled in different ways.
difficult to one
rot trouble another. At any rate,
discussions on thcseciuet tions would
be mutually beneficial.
It is true we need practical work
in our institutes. Nearly every
paper on methods of teaching any
subject or part of a subject should
be followed by a model recitation,
conducted by the party who reads
the paper. And in all cases the
individual's own class should be
taudit, if possible, or one with
which the teacher is well acquaint
ed. We have entirely too much
ih tbenrotieal and not enough ol
the practical. e are an goou
itators; we can do things hettcr
after having seen them done than
we could hy being
At the present time the suhject
of "Nature Studies'" i3 being dis
cussed, but aside from a few schools
in the large cities it is all discus
sion. How many teachers are able
to cive lessons on plants, soil and
rocks? How many are interested
in such things? If you are inter
ested, if you want to advance, don't
fail to attend the association in
Portland next week. The bert
teachers in the state will be there.
If you attend and keep your ears
and eyes open you can't fail to u'-t
new ideas. Don't satisfy yourself
with the excuse "it will cost too
much." It it does cost you will be
repaid for your trouble and ex
pense by renewed energy and en
thusiasm and by increase of knowl
edge. Remember that these things
are your "stock in trade." Every
teacher irr Polk couuty ought to at
tend the stute association, and then
if all would attend the county as
sociation in Independence on Jan.
5, 1895, we would have one of the
most interesting sessions on reord.
This is examination week in the
Independence schools and the clos
ing ot the first term. All the ex
amination papers will be kept on
file, and parents especially re re
quested to call and examine theun.
The President of a Great University on
Boyj Who Smoke Cigarettes.
As a college teacher my experi
ence with boy3 who have formed
the cigarette habit is somewhat
limited. It, however, confirms me
in the opinion that euch boys are
like worn;y apples: they drop long
before harvest time. Very few of
them ever advance far enough to
enter college. Very few of those
who enter last beyond the first
. , j -i i
year, iney rareiy mane lauurei.
in after life luw vhy do not
have any after life. Tho boy w W
begin cigarette smoking before 1
is fifteen never enters tho lib
the worW. Wlirn the other boya
ho U concerned with tho sexton
Ami tho undertaker.
There is one grim argument to
he nitule for Uiouhooi cin' ''"
It helps on the urvival ol
l.v - tiieft
The manly boy tinea
Uko to such things. He n"
i;r- j i.ini tl:ivs fiKitlmll, steals
wateruieh)ns, goes nwimnnna on
Sundays, hm'fts ducks does nny
thing but deaden himself with nar
cotics. D.WIO S. JottDAN.
. v -
DAl.I.A i NOT KS.
Term examination this week,
close of the first three montlis. Vis
itors uw? few and far between ex
cept boido of our old students who
are attending tho academy.
Souio of our pupils are cramming
for examination, hoping thus to
.Hone fr three months idleness by
a tew days' hard work. It can not
!o done. Tho careful teacher can
toll the results of tho examination
... i . IM ... .!,(! rtrl,ls
u nave ,i nS
mini's, and a more ijuitt, mMorn
have now 21 eighth graoe
' . .. i l . . i: .1 ...
h.i. uf lilllHiS tiro naru m mm,
),., nr mure muu'iuai in
W. 1. Kxv.w:.!H
lecture in the Normal
Dee. IS by Hon. II. H.
.Miller, of Grants l'ass, was un
i.,i,,lU, tlui Ix-st lecture Mon-
IV l j -
mouth ha bad since the lecture
in "Father Time "Mr. Miller's sub
ject "The Law of Nature" was
- '.. ....... c.
that every person who heard him
might !" benefited. "His ideas,"
!if"Raid. "were measured out by
i, ,.i in a iirtuiK'tii nm,
sawlogs and lumber U-fre he gave
them to use." He thinks that our
value, or the value of any thing, is
not eovcrned bv the law of supply
and demand, but by the cost ol
utrt. 1 tiff Ion It is a mistaken Uea
that what comes tor littlo can be
h. We cannot create
nnvthintr but we can discover
natural laws and use mem lor uu
benefit. Self g )vtfJiment and
national poveruuiciits urj only the
w.,rkiniz i.f nature's laws, tiovem-
-j v .i .... r.-
r.,..i must heiln iii the heart. If
we wish to improve the govern
mriit w must improve th:i inuivid
ual, for ignorance in the individual
moans bad management in nuuonu
atlairs, but a wise r.fjn is a g vern-
nient unto himself.
Wealth is not, as has been rip
nose, created by physical powers
hut. hv mental abilitv. Our Iihysi
pal iihilitiea are linir cultivated
V,..,.nnrl r.ur mental and spiritual.
The cfy has been and is noiv thai
too many of us an; mental invalids.
We need more economics and
ethics. Few people know tho eh-
ijmentary principles ot economies.
;;u.-iucss men complain mui o'
diixjls do not teach enough
i t.Cull01Ili1.B to a man his posi
,;0:l ju j, l,t,t that he must learn
it by hard knocks. A noted ruler
hasaid that we want more Eng
lish, Clermans and Americans, and
fewer Greeks a :d Latin men.
A nod's busincps is to please the
ear, the artist's to please the eyoA
but our business a teachers is to
prepare our pupils for the economic
problems of life. ' .
Lkoi.i.v L. Swann.
.Tho ladepeadwM JS:at Market.
JQHAN MIILLElt, Prop.
Is now ready to supply the people of Independence with all
kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats, Hams, Macon, Sausages,
Lard, etc., at lowest possible rates.
OISTE! DOOR WEST OIF POST OFFICE,
LO0K HERE ssr-u.
Kea.l thiR ami smile while o weep.
AVe iiuve about
60 Ladies' and
Which we must pellatoneereRanl
IiHH of co.t. Se thewi Jirii'i'd km. I
come running, fr they will not
Hr-n'Hlonjf IttihlxT lioot (Woonfwket)
Men u cliort Kuiter J'.Kitt
Children' A 1 Sehool Mioes
Clothing and Dress Goods any
way to suit you, for cash.
A short time only
I lw oil lisud
IP!... .,a uf cimn nc '
T. UYTOH JENKS,
ARE YOU A TENDERFOOT?
irv...i . w. w n jr.ir ;; P-'jj
BOOTS & SHOES
U our h... V'"1 ff V.rcSH,,Sl".
!Hlio wlH ""'! ll''' ll'n l'.
We are closing out our nueo.
Genu' Furnishing Goods
.If Art mil C-t
H. S. Portwood,
MISS oopnu un.
$ Mm lately returned from Sn
l'raneUeo kimI Ih ptepureil to j
give her patrons (ho benetU
$ ..fa new .vtem of
Dross ( nltlniraiul Flttlnir.
l'..r. Hailroa.l nn.l I Sin. J
I N .'. K P K N I K N 1 ' i OUI'.dON.
SALKM & INDKPKXDKXCK
:-: STAGE :-:
J. U. TIIOMl'SON Trop.
.eaves Indcpendeneo every morn
ing (except Min.lay) at ?:'
Leaves Salem at '' p. m
Leave order ot Utile l'ulace Hotel oi
l-'i vlht Ktigerf. corned ou w
jSstes & Blkins,
A! I kinds of
A n j i 1
in Or OUt 01 llie City!
Promptly attomloo! to.
SALIC and FTC ED STAHLES.
KKIXKY Si KOY, Prop.
Suivi rii l A. W. IhM knlrailtr.
flood turnouts for Commercial rcrn
Horses Ixmrde.l by ths wwk or inmitli.
i n r k i v. n wa k, on.
outs 1221 2rjl
If tho more-hunt
of nmmntfl ami
hi gomls to pay
nnd intoroHt n
IT IS BETTEE
Kor tho ouetoimT ll the iiiorinnin cmiHuvih
Iuh htisinoHH on a strictly cush banin. Ho
o ,.(.! f.r a foroo of l.otikkooporH ami bill:
cullootm'; ho figure on n fro"1 l,a(1
dull, uiiil ho uu no iutoront to pay mi out j
Htaii.ling moiioy. Hoouuho wo oonduct hh'
hiiHinostt without giving oroilit wo nro ablo K
pivo you tho lowoHt iriooH for roihI that )W
can tddain iinyu horo. Come ami toKtouroflcriJ
Q stands for Question, Quality and Quantity. Hie
first question, is hre " y liy the lst
Stoves. Hardware, Cutlery. Crockery, i-lc ,''d
question is, here can yu huy thut for the ll
Atdands for Answer. Tin- answer to the first qu
lion it, at Krsii r A Son's. The answer to tho
second question is, at Frer .v Sou's.
PMtmds for j.r.M.f. The l-roof of Hip puddinc i in
llieeatiniJ. The priHr f the Uvi assrlion i
in the fuel thai our trade this year considerably ex
ceeds last year's,
PRAZER & SON,
SALEM, POKTLANI) wavS'n.mno:
T"k(3 Rtfip.Tnftr Altona.
Lenve Porthud 'IWdnvs.ThurMl.iJ'sond Saturdays in.
Leave Salem " " "rA
i 4 W 1T7 II ITf 9 9
is the projer
The store is open every Sunday.
Clothing, Boots and
Ij. IvlIIlSO, Proprietor.
Alexander-Cooper Drug O
Always aim to please and keep on band
Prescriptions :-: Carefully -:- Compouna
Day or Night. "
taken euro if ft Intgo Kyto
chargoHaHullkio.it irleo Vr
ufly Iom from Wl frwlil..r.r
4 A I .... A ....... 1 ....
T,l4 dear little chap that luntlitr llkn
The Rrenl ch thai iUtr Ilkm t
The Irrllnllug ehap that nolcxljr liU
All rro with th iiliel elilf
who My that .
place to get your '
"Jcwelry store in connection.
IS STILL OPEE
Shoes, Etc., at fflJI'i
AV0KI( TllKjS'KI) Oi't
During at least Seven stated 1"
Llfo a record ihould N preserved
Iiereou's hkeoew, M fHwJ'
Infanthcxid, Babyhood, CIlWlJO.ja.
hoo.1, Manhood, Middle
and I. II. CUATr. tlie phct"
will aupply yoa with the likeT" ,
the very lowest nt. hla- t