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About The Forest Grove express. (Forest Grove, Or.) 1916-1918 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 14, 1916)
SAW DEATH ANGEL _ O br N ational
Apparition That Appeared
B otanic G
Story Related by Coverne»* of Rus
sian Princesses—Czar and Czar-
Ina Believe Supernatural Fig
ure Really Wat Visible.
Grand Duke Ernest j'f Hesse had a
very pretty little daughter by his tlrst
wife, Princess Victoria Mcllia of Great
Itrltaln anil Coburg. now married to
Grand Duke Cyril of Russia. This lit
tle girl's name was Elisabeth, and on
account of her beauty and sprightly
cleverness she was a universal favor
ite and the only tie between her par
ents after the estrangement. F. Fun-
litTe Owen writes in the New York
While staying with he. uncle and
aunt, the present ezur and erarlna, at
their picturesque country seat In l*o-
land. she succumbed when seven years
old to poison—ptomaine polsou, ac
cording to some, but according to oth
ers drugs conveyed into food or
drink by the Nihilists for the purp.'-e
of taking the life of Emperor Nich
A remarkable account of the ntTalr
js given by an English woman of the
name of Miss Eager, who. after spend
ing a number of years in the service
of the emperor and empress oi ltus-
sia as the nursery governess of their
young children, published on her re
turn to England, with the full author
ity and approval of their majesties, a
volume entitled “Six Years at the
Court of Russia."
According to her. little Princess
Elizabeth, or “Ella," of Hesse was
taken 111 one afternoon or night and
died before the following morning.
Between nine o’clock and ten o’clock
two of the little girls of the czarina,
who were sleeping together In a room
adjoining that of their seven-year-old
cousin of Hesse, suddenly alarmed
every one within hearing by the most
When the empress. Miss Eager nnd
the doctors rushed in they found the
two little grand duchesses standing up
ion their beds, shrieking nnd shaking
•with terror. It was some time before
they could be soothed, and then they
related that they had seen a man with
•flowing robes nnd huge wings in their
Toom. While they were still talking
the eyes of both children suddenly
.dilated with terror, and both pointing
¡in the same direction, they cried:
"Look! Look! There he Is again.
,He has gone into Ella's room. Oh!
Poor Ella! Poor E lla!”
Neither Miss Eager nor the czarina,
nor yet the physicians, could see any
thing. But a few moments later
.Princess Ella suddenly sat up in her
bed. crying: “I am choking. I am
choking! Send for mamma!” Three
(hours afterward the child, who had
immediately after the cry for her
mother fallen into a stute of coina,
passed away, in the absence, of course,
of her parents.
Miss Eager expressed her firm con
viction that the little grand duchesses
had seen a supernatural apparition
and that the
apparition in ques
tion was the angel of death.
That the czar and czarina shared her
Impression is shown by the fact that
they had authorized her to publish
the story in her book, as well as by
the circumstance that she retains their
favor and good will and is in re
ceipt of an annuity from them for the
remainder of her days.
Not the Man.
Arduppe—My love for you, dear Mi-s
Iloxley, is a consuming tire that burns
everything in its path.
M.ss Koxley—Then I fear it would
be unwise to choose such a husband
to handle my money.
New Bug Killer.
A new piece of agricultural appa
ratus lias been developed for the pur
pose of combating the destructive bugs
and undesirable vegetable growths by
an application of steam to the soli
penetrating some distance below the
surface. The machine carries a steam
generating plant and moves over the
surface on a large drum, the peripherj
of which is staggered with protruding
stream outlets in the shape of blades
or spines. As the apparatus is drawn
over the ground the spines imbed them
selves in the soil and while in this po
sition the steam is released and pene
trates the soil for some distance
around the outlet, killing the worms,
larvae und bugs and the undesirable
crop of weeds which seed themselves
from one senson to another.
Four and a Half Ton Mirror.
The 100-inch-dia meter reflector for
the Mount Wilson observatory in Cali
fornia, which will be finished early
next year, will be the largest mirror
ever cast. It will be 13 Inches thick
and will contain. In one solid piece,
4% tons of glass.—Engineering Rec
N o m e o r t h e mot h o u s u
OR several years congress has
boon urged to give a new lease
of life to one of the most In
teresting institutions tu Wash
ington—the National Botanic Garden
—by removing It to a 400acre tract
in Rock Creek park. One need only
walk through the garden to appreci
ate the need for such a change.
The giant palms in the conserva
tories are crowding the panes of glass
out of the roofs of the buildings hi
which they are housed. Rare trees and
plants encroach upon one another,
pushing and struggling In their fights
for life and beauty. Exotics that have
been coaxed to fruit and flower in
their perfection in past years are
being persuaded to do so now. under
present conditions of congestion, only
by the hardest kind of labor on the
part of the gardeners.
In this beautiful garden, started by
George Washington, one meets people
from all over the I ’nited States, says
the Washington Star. A mecca for
school children, teachers, bridal cou
ples and other tourists, as well as men
and women of purely scientific turn
of mind, each season that passes gives
It some new attraction, each year adds
to its collections.
Recently the garden has been par
ticularly enriched by the successful
growth and fruiting of the Carlca pa
paya, under the loving care of the
superintendent, George W. Hess This
papaya is something like the papaw
of the middle West, and is also known
as the melon papaw. It Is, however, a
tropical fruit, known in tropical coun
tries as the melon zapote. It comes
from Mexico and Central America,
and the two young trees In the bo
tanic garden bear witness to the fact
that the present occasion Is the first
time the fruit has been produced in
Superintendent Hess explained how
he happened to be able to produce the
"These zapote trees." he said, “were
mated by me. They have been in the
botanic garden, I suppose, about four
teen or fifteen years. In separate
places, but I found out that they
were male and female of the species,
and put them together, and they pol
linated, with the result that they fruit
ed for the first time.”
Too Crowded to Be Seen.
Here is a garden, an exhibition of
great scientific, educational and ro
mantic interest—to say nothing of the
bits of history entwined about maDy
of its tree3 and plants—which is so
filled with rare specimens that the
average visitor cannot see them lie-
cause of the way one is hidden by the
other. Among the most beautiful cre
ations of nature, the poor stunted
trees and plants reach out toward the
skies for their "place In the sun,”
their share of the air, that they may
thrive and silently teach the lesson
of the beautiful.
Here is to be found, really living
and growing, a cedar of Lebanon, such
as is spoken of in the Bible, growing
and thriving only on one side because
it is crowded too much on the other.
Here also is to be found the euphorbia
splendens, the “crown of thorns,” also
mentioned in the Bible. From the
“sawdust’’ of the former is made the
incense used in Greek and Roman
Catholic churches, highly pleasing to
the olfactory nerves. From the latter
comes a milky sap said to be poison
ous. It obtains its name from its
principal characteristics, which are
thorns and growth in circles.
The botanic garden Is rich in rare
foreign plants. Thousands of natural
ized foreigners, as well as school
teachers, their pupils and scientists
Interested in arborculture, botany and
the other branches of plant and tree
life, constantly visit the garden to ses
The myrtus communis of southern
Europe has recently been tbe cause of
many trips to the garden by Jewish
ALL CHARGED UP TO BROWN
Most Eminent Medical
Authorities Endorse It.
Janitor Had Lost Nothing and Had
Made Something of a Reputation
One day drown lost his temper and
determined tu discipline (lie Janitor.
“Why Is II,” ho said, "that every
time anybody In this building loses
anything you nek us If wo know what
has become of It?"
"Because,” the Janitor replied, "you
urn the only folks lliut never lose Any
Next morning drown shouted down
the dumbwaiter shaft: “We're short
a bottle of milk; where Is It?"
"I don’t know, sir,” (he Janitor an- j
awe rod humbly. " I’ll see If 1 cun
"Why," said Mrs Brown, ”we got
"Don’t worry,” said her husband
"Of course he can't llnd It. but It will
do him good to stow around n little.”
About t& minutes later drawn was
summoned to the dumbwslter.
"Here’s your milk,” said the Janitor.
"I’m sorry I made a mistake."
Brown was bewildered
where on earth did the fellow get It?"
"He has taken It from one of the
neighbors,” walled Mrs drown.
Next duy drown complained of the
loss of n package of sugar, which
though purely Imaginary, so far aa tbe
drown« were concerned, very soon
materialized In the bauds of the re
sourceful Janitor. Even Brown got
uneasy then; but. being bent on veu- j
geance, hr subsequently reported as
lost brend, a head of lettuce, and a
bag of potatoes, all of which were Ira .
mediately produced by the janitor.
When Brown paid his grocery bill
for the month, Mrs. Brown, who Is a
systematic housekeeper, scanned the !
"Why. they havo made a mistake,” |
she said "They hnve charged ua for j
milk nnd sugar and things we never ,
drawn went back to the grocery to j
"It's all right,” be said; upon his !
return. "W e got the stuff. The Jan
itor ordered It."
Dr. Rberle nml Dr. Rralthwait« a*
well ns Dr. Hlimm — nil distinguished
authors—agree that whatever may ha
the disease, the urine seldom falls ill
furnishing us with a clue to the priori-
Ilk'S upon which it is to l*e treated,
and accurate know ledge concerning the
nature of dtacase can thus bo obtained.
If backache, scalding urine or freipuml
urination bother or dlot'ess you, or if
uric acid in the blond hoe caused rlieu*
mutism, gout >r sciatica or you suspect
kidney or bladder trouble lust writ«' Dr.
Fierce at the .Surgical Institute, Buffalo,
N .Y.; send n sutuple of urine and de-
■cribé symptoms, ''o n will receive free
medical advice after Dr.I” ’ rve’s chemist
bus examined tbe urina — this will be
carefully dona without charge, and you
will M under no obligation. l>r. 1’ier- u
during many years of experimentation
has discovered a now remedy which ha
finds is thirty-seven times more power
ful than lilhia in removing uric aei<|
from the system. If you are suffering
from bncksebe or the pains of rheuma
tism, » o to your best druggist nnd u.k
for a oU-cent box of " . 4 n u n c” put up
by Dr. Fierce.
Dr. Fierro’s Favorita
Prescription for weak women ami Dr.
Fierce's Holden Medical Discovery for
tbe blood have been fnvorably known
l or the pant I t ' .
r i and m o t e .
are standard remedie* to-dav- as well
r.s lkictor Fierce’s Pleasant relicts for
tho liver ami bowels. You can get a
lumplu of any one of Lhceo remedies
by wilting Dr. Pierce.
rabbis of Washington. This plant Is
used by them In the synagogues dur
ing the Succntb. If a plant can be
found with three leaves, something
like the three-leaf clover, they cheer
Doctor Pierce’s Pellets are unequaled
fully pay as much ns five dollars for
ns a U w Pill. Ont (tit). A m coofed
It. It Is said at the garden that a
beliti ti Dost. Cure Hick ili ad ache,
grower lu the West has found a way
Bilious Headache, Dizziness. Constipa
to produce the three leaf variety and
bon, Indigestion, Bilious Attacks, and
that he Is advertising It for sale and
all der&ngeincula ol tho Liver, bUuuotk
doing a good business.
Some Rare Foreign Plants.
A walk through uie conservatories
shows tills and many other foreign
plants. One sees t h e greater palms
pushing their way through the glass
W y o u mrm lo o k in g f o r P ro m r*( R a t u m * .
window roofs, at times, nud the low
( i o o d P b i m a n d m -S q u a t* l> * a l, m a k e
height of these roofs Is the cause of
p o u r n a i l • K ip m an t of C r o o m lo
great trouble to the caretakers and
Here Is a Washington fllafera. a gi
gantic California ralm. the largest In
PO RTLA N D .
the conservatory. Hero Is a wampee
The Hone of tbe Saufirl Shipper"
tree, from China, which attracts the
Chinese of tbe Pennsylvania avenue
colony, and which produces an edi
Activities of Woman.
ble fruit, used for preserving and also
has over 3.000 women physi
for a medicine. Here Is a marlmosa
“What’s the matter with Flubdub?
alba, the sensitive plant, so-called, cians.
He used to claim that our politicians
from South America.
were the most unscrupulous In the
closes and shrivels. If touched, an ica has over 65,000 members.
» arid ”
Three out of every four nonagena
"He has been traveling abroad. I
other closes at night, as a bird closes
its wings and settles down, as If to rians In Berlin, Germany, are women. think It was a great blow to hla civic
Miss Jeau T. Mochle, an automobile pride when hi* found they were noL”
sleep. Elsewhere is the gamboge,
—Louisville Fuurh-r Journal.
which producea the best sort of oil saleswoman, recently showed that she
for artists, which Is also edible and
Thread of Interest.
which also produces a medicine. In cars In a leather apron and blue jean
ought to be popu
another place Is the Arabian coffee
plant, in still another the Indian York salesroom trad dismantled and
breadfruit, which looks something like assembled a motor taken from a car I “There's a love story mixed In with
a grapefruit Nearby. Is a “travelers' she had driven over ten thousand the recipes.’’ — Louisville Courier-
tree” from Madagascar, which the na miles.
The wearing of a skirt which was so
tives tap and from which they obtain
water in the desert. There are In tight that It Interfered with tho freo
I like that new hat of
cense trees from India, Japanese
plums, gorgeous, scarlet hyblscus, al Wilson of Kansas City to lose her suit | yours.”
"Yet you liked It In the store.”
llgator pears, and there are, also, for $5,000 damages ugalnst the Chi
"WelJ, It did look pretty when the
bananas, the fruit of the latter grow cago, Burlington &. Quincy railroad. girl tried It on.”
ing In Washington, If you please.
Then the trouble started.—Louis
The conservatory Is rich In the fig was only 32 Inches wide was entirely ville Fourier Journal.
family, many specimens being gath too narrow for free use of the feet In
ered here, some of which produce rub boarding a train.
The man who drops his anchor In
ber and some fruit. The fig of com
the Slough of Despond never gets any
Wonderful New Resistance Alloy.
merce belongs to the rubber family
A new alloy for use In making elec farther.—Answers.
Then there Is the Inga (not Inca, of
course) of Peru, the most beautiful tric resistance wns put on the market
oak holly from southern Europe, wild In Germany shortly before the war
date palms which fruit In winter, rat and Is said to be of great use In case
tan palms, malacca palms, sago and the resistance wires or strips need to
be worked at a high heat; for the new
Nearby are also to be found the alloy of chromium and nickel can be
nepbelium longanum, so familiarly run at even a bright red heat without
known to our childhood as the lychee suffering damage, nnd such heating
or lechee nut—the Chinese Christmas does not make the metal brittle upon Carried Safely Through Change
nut. One finds here, too, the choco long uae.
of Life by Lydia E. Link ham’s
Specific gravity of the alloy la 8.23,
late plant, which has a fruit like the
and It has a specific resistance per
There are also betels, nuts which meter length and square millimeter
LTashviIle,Tcnn.—“ When i vms going
the East Indian troops now In France section of 1.10 ohms. It cai support
through the Change of L i f e I had a tu
fighting for England, are reported to
mor us large as a
have been furnished by the British constant run. The melting point is
child ■ head. The
government that they may chew them,
doctor said it was
too large a dose of which Is said to
three years coming
produce a stupor. There Is hemp,
and gave me medi-
A noted English suffragette said
from which rope Is made, and there
cino for it until I
Is the Clivla, a beautiful Illy from tbe
wus called a w a y
"Your idea of us militants Is that
Cape of Good Hope, named for Lord
from tho city for
Clive, famous as one of the earlier
s o m e ti m e . O f
but, as a matter of fart, we have In
viceroys of India.
course 1 could not
our ranks some of the most elegant
Outside the Conservatory.
go to him then, so
Outside of the conservatory there tad fascinating women In London so
my sister in law told
are hundreds of Interesting plants and elety.
me that she thought
“No, the militant Is not like Mrs Lydia E. Pink ham s Vegetable Com
trees. One of these Is an acacia plain
ed by General Grant. Another is the Blanc, who said to her daughter one pound wou' cure i t
It helped both
Hottentot poison tree. It has a ior- day:
tho Change of I.ifo and the tumor and
“ ■[ am certainly ensy on shoes. Look when I got home I ilUl not n m l tfisdoctor.
midable name no less than toxlco-
phlaca spectabillt, or acocantbera. I ai this pair of elastic sides. I’ve worn I took tho Finkham remedies until the
This Is the so-cal leu "ordeal” tree of I them three years and they’re still as tumor was gone, the doctor said, and I
Madagascar of which suspected as good as new. I’m easy on clothes, have not felt it since. I tell every one
well as guilty persons In times gone too. There’s my tweed—Just as fresh how 1 was cured. I f this letter will
by have been compelled to eat. The as the day I bought It seven years ago. help others you are welcome to use I t ”
“ordeal,” to test whether suspicion And hats, gloves, stockings—In fact, — Mrs. E. If. B ran , t>26 Joseph Avenue,
was Justly founded, always so proved, I'm easy on everything.*
” 'Except father, eh?’ said tho daugh
Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Com
according to the belief of the Hotten
tots, for the suspected person who was ter, without looking up from her book.” pound, a pure remedy containing the
extractive properties of good old fash
obliged to eat. of It always died. At
ioned roots and herbs, meets the needs
the botanic gardens It Is said to be the
Patience—Polly said they had s of woman ■ system at this critical period
most poisonous of plants. It Is said
that a teed no longer than an almond highly-polished hardwood floor up of her life. Try i t
where she called.
I f t h e r e In a n y s y m p to m In y o u r
suffices to kill twenty persons.
Patrice— And dtd she say It looked r a n * w h ic h p u z z le s y o n , w r i t e to
tb « Lydia K. P in k ham M ed lcin *
To make good use of leisure !■ dlffl pretty?"
“Why, of course. flhe said she C o* Lynn, Maas.
*ould see herself In 1L”
BUTTERFAT GONE UP
H A Z E LW O O D CO.,
HOW MRS, BEAN
ET THE CRISIS