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About The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931 | View Entire Issue (June 12, 1903)
VKltYRODY for ten miles
around knew that Hurt Thatcher
ami Minnie Davis were engaged.
Sho was the daughter of n farmer,
niul hu was a clerk In a village store,
ami both linil many frlcmU anil ac
quaintances. The course of true love wag running
along n smoothly as a pair of bob
sleighs In winter time when wind
mill agent came along anil sold Farmer
Davis a mill.
This ngent was a nilddle-ageil man
with golden whiskers and a great deal
of cheek, and no he had to direct the
setting up of tho mill ho wan at the
farmhouse for a couple of weeks. HU
attention wan early attracted to Min
nie, and he posed for an old bachelor
anil uttered more words of praise and
Itattcry In ten minutes than sho bad
ever heard In n month before.
The knowledge that she was en
gaged, together wPh a sight of tbe
, young man who was to lead her to
the hymeneal altar, animated the
ngent with a spirit of deviltry, and he
sung the praises of Minnie Davis till
Hurt Thatchcr'H jealousy was aroused
and he was ready for a quarrel.
When once n young man lets his best
girl understand that he is Jealous of
her she feels It her bounden duty to
make him as uncomfortable as she can
for a few weeks.
Young Thatcher might as well have
been Jealous of Minnie's grandfather
as of the windmill man with his golden
whiskers, but when he beard that the
"TOU WAXT TO PICK X qUABJUXt"
two sang hymns qd -played checkers
togesMer, In aduMtlpa to gatberirfg bar
' Vesttjf'ples and roadfo bkspare op
the .'front rcran4a after dinner, tbr
green-eye! monster demanded" a row.
One was forthcoming. On evening
tbe clerk drove up to Parmer Davis'
with his Jaw "sot," and Ave minutes
later be was saying to the girl of bis
"False creature, how dare you look
Into my eyes nfter the way yon have
carried on with that yallar-whlskcred
old hollyhock I"
"Ills whiskers are not yellow, but
golden," .corrected Minnie, "and he's
hardly more than a young man yet."
"Iln! It must bo a case of love at
. first sight, with the whiskers thrown
"I say his whiskers are golden."
"They are yallarl"
"You want to pick a quarrel P'
"You want to marry him!"
Thence on It wns easy for tbe young
mnu. All 'he bad to do was to call
Mluulo a heartless girl, a III rt in ml a
coquette, and ndd that ho was glad he
' bad found her out beforo It was too
Her feelings were hurt, her Indigna
tion aroused, and sho suggested that
be bud better look arouud and And
hoiuu one to suit him better. Of course
be drovu away with flaming face and
surging heart, and of course It wasn't
a week before everybody beard of tbe
row and bad something to say about
When be bad fulfilled bis mission.
Which was to put up tho best wind
mills oi earth and tell every fanner's
daughter1 that she was tbe sweetest
and handsomest girl In the country,
,' tho windmill man took his -pay and
drove on, and his golden whiskers
were hardly remembered fifteen min
utes after bis departure.
Among tbe people who were sur
prised that he did not ask for Minnie's
band before leaving tbe neighborhood
was Hurt Thatcher. He was not only
surprised, but mollified. He was not
only mollified, but found himself won
dering if he couldn't make It up with
tho girl and bo restored to favor. Like
many another man, be didn't appre
ciate a good thing until he bad lost It.
The mora Hurt thought of those
whiskers the more ho was Inclined to
believe that the color was golden, In
stead of "ynllar," but how was he to
let Minnie understand bis change of
feelings? Ho must gently crawfish the
next time she Visited tho store to
"trade," and If she showed a yielding
disposition tho chasm would bo
This decision arrived at, be bad only
to wait, nnd for n week before sho
called. In iimipsiny with her mother, ho
had It nil mapped out as to how ho
would receive her. His calculations
received n bml setback, however.
"Mr. Thatcher, we waut to look at
some of your lost tablecloths." an
nounced the girl, as sho looked him
straight In tho eyes, and his heart went
down like a lump of lead, and he saw
those golden whiskers floating In tho
air about him.
During the hour sho was In the store
Minnie remarked that It was a back
ward summer: that the huckleberry
crop was very poor; that rain was bad
ly needed; that she couldn't under
stand why shovels were down and ta
blecloths were up, and the uncomfort
able young man could recollect four
teen different occasions when she
tugged In the name of "Mr. Thatcher."
He wns so put out over events that
he sold a 00-cent hoe to old Mr. John
son for 28 cents, and astonished Aunt
Mary Phillips by asking her UU cents
a yard for 7-cent calico."
As a matter of fact, Mlnnl? Intended
to do her share toward "making up"
when the proper time came, but she
wanted to punish the young man first.
Four weeks after the buying of the
tablecloths, and without the young
couple having spoken together since.
Fanner Davis and wife set out one
day for a ten-mile drive to Cassvllle.
Intending to. come back before dark.
While they were returning they met
with nn accident, and It came about
that Minnie foqnd herself alone In the
bouse when night fell. -
Shu didn't begin to get nervous until
almut fl o'clock, but thru a call from
a tramp frightened her Into locking
all tho doors and Imagining all sons
of things. The tramp had taken n cold
bite nnd left, but knowing that she
wns alone he would doubtless bang
about and break Into tbe house.
Farmer Davis bad a shotgun, and
that shotgun was kept loaded with
bird shot to kill owls and chicken
hawks. When Minnie was worked up
to such a nervous pitch that she Im
agined every gust of wind to be the
muffled footsteps of a tramp she got
down the gun-and resolved to perish
like a true heroUe.
Five minute after this resolve was
taken some on, knocked in. tha- front
door. It Was 'the tramp. eenrta.
Two minute. later be was at tie
kitchen door. TJien he was beard
muttering and.grumollng and getting
a drink of water at tbe well.
With her heart In her month and
the shotgun ready to fall from her
trembling hands, tbe girl waited. Tbe
tramp whistled and then sat down on
Dut only for a moment. Then he
arose and seemed to move along to a
kitchen window. Ill game was to
raise the sash or smash the glass, and,
shutting her eyes and tmstlng that
her grave would be kept green, Minute
pointed tbe gun somewhere or other
and pulled the trigger.
There was a flash, a roar nnd a yell.
Scared as she was, she detected some
thing familiar In the tones of the yell,
nnd when her name was shouted she
opened the door to adroit Hurt Thatch
er. He bad not only heard of the ac
cident that detained her parents, but
had made use of ft to drive out to the
fnrmhouso and tell tbe girl how sorry
he was for making a chump of him
self. Ho was not at the window when the
shot was fired, but wnlklug away from
It Most of tbe charge went wild, but
about a dozen of tbe little pellets pep
pered his shoulders and quickened his
longing to kiss and make up. Minnie
opened tbe door to speak his name and
fall Into bis arms, and most of tbe stmt
bad worked out and the marriage day
been set when the old folks reached
home, and the mother elevated her
bands nnd rolled up her eyes as sho
"For tho land sakes, but bow things
do come about In this 'era world of
ours!" lloston Olobe.
A story of Doctor Sewell, for many
years warden of New College, Oxford,
conies from Public Opinion. When
Doctor Jewell was seriously ill, about
a year ago, the fellows of tho .college,
and, Indeed, all bis friends, despaired
of bis life.
The senior fellow at tho time, wish
ing to have all things In order, wrote
to tho borne secretory for leave to
bury the warden In tbe college chapel.
Before the noxt college meeting tbe
warden had recovered. Ho presided
at the meeting, and with no little en
joyment read out tho homo office's let
ter permitting his own burial.
"It gives mo great pleasure," said he,
"to congratulato tho senior fellow on
his admirable promptltudo and energy.
I cannot, however, truthfully sny that
I regret that both were wasted."
TINY CLUDHOU8E FOR 00Y8.
Ledanf I'm ml en it Haven Home Pitted
Un With Kvcrytlilim for Horn.
What Is likely tho smallest club
house In the world stands near tho
public highway In tho ornate grounds
which surround olio of Pasadena's
hnndaomo homes on Congress street.
This ono-story, one-room edllleu wns
bultt years ago for club accommoda
tions of ii smalt euterlo of boys, young
scions of what were then doslguntcd
as "the best fmullles"-lmys who- are
now grown up-and tho very naino of
tho club tins panod Into oblivion.
Nobody actually know what took
placo In this clubhouse, which was
built In tho West Sldo suburbs, but It
pleasod thoso having the exclusive pos
session of it to so shroud their moots
with mystery that the most grewsome
tales of orgies went abroad, over
which Imaginative and uneasy elders
shook their heads dismally, while thoso
who know only laughed and drew pret
ty accurate conclusions from their own
boyhood days, that nothing more ex
citing than Imitation high Jinks went
lie that as It may, those boys have
grown up In grace and wisdom, says
the I,oa Angeles Times, and tho club
house wns abandoned and was recent
ly purchnsed by Its present owner, Dr.
A. A. Wright, who had It moved Into
his private grounds and presented It to
his grandson, Irving Heuton, who lives
with him. Although now personal
property, It Is the gathering place of
the Junior Athletic Club, and Is fitted
up In a manner so exactly like the
room of a "grownup" as to throw any
boy or girl who sees It Into spasms of
The house U painted dark green,
with white trimmings; Its sash win
dows give It a modern, fashionable ef
fect, and the outside chimney of red
brick adds a res! house finish, which
The celling Is plenty high enough for
nn ordinarily tall man to walk Inside
If ho Is prepared to feel like a giant
after getting there; the miniature tire
place, bnby andirons, low chairs-Just
right for short legs-toy tables, and
everything on the dwarf plan are ad
mirably proportioned. Tho place Is
complete. It Is lighted by electricity,
has an electric bell and telephone,
while all tho Interior decorations Indi
cate a boy's bent. Golf clubs, rackets,
guns aud fishing rods adorn tbe walls.
Hook shelves hold boys' books, the ta
ble Is littered with boys' literature
The lockers bold collections of birds'
eggs, buttsrfiys, shelU and beetles)
drawers, stamp collections and W collec
tion of catpalin buttons' ornament a
velvet pane) oh tbe wall.
It It here of an evening tbe Joa
A.Uetc Club. wnos irjbif-rp e
i ween IS antf 1H years of ege, meet to
dlscush club matters, club 'finances and
arrange tbe very successful and only
ocaslonal dances they give for their
girl friends at the Valley Hunt Club.
This clubhouse Is the center of all
the boy life In tbe neighborhood, and
has a charm In Its harmonious com
pleteness which Is as fascinating to
those who retain an accurate memory
of their own childish dreams nnd long
ings as to any of tho young fry who
revel In Its use.
Plet Hern's arreting.
PI et Hejn was a Dutch uavnl officer
who captured ouc of the Spanish silver
fleets In ICW. How he was received
at home upon his return Is told In the
"Naval Heroes of Holland."
The home-coming was such ss no
Dutchman before hlra had ever experi
enced. Wherever he went bis reception
was one of unbounded enthusiasm.
Everywhere he wns feasted, every
where bonfires were burning, bells were
ringing and crowds were shouting
themselves hoarse In his honor. Ills
progress from city to city was an un
broken ovation. Hut that was not the
The Dutch housewife Is noted for her
cleanliness. After all that feasting.
Plet Hcyn turned his steps to the home
of bis two sisters In tbe village of Hro
eck, noted as the most scrupulously
nent town In all that land of spotless
paint and glistening metal dishes. There
Plet announced himself by tho knocker
on the door. Thta was answered by one
of bis sisters, who, on opening the door
and seeing who was there, Instead of
falling upon the neck of her hero-broth-er
as the sister of such a man would
do In any other land, coolly looked at
his feet, and seeing that his boots were
muddy, said, "Bo. Plet, Is that you?
Just stay there till I bring your slip
pers." A Hrmon on, Money.
"No, my son," said the Hlllvllle par
ent, "money doesn't bring happiness;
it only pays bouse rent and the grocery
bill and makes the bailiff and the bill
collector respect us six days In the
week, while the. parson gives us tho
bnllelula smile on Sunday." Atlantic
No Danger There,
"That antlquo Miss Purslcy told me
yesterday that Dr. Kelson says grip Is
caught through kissing." i
"She's safe."-Glovolud Plain Deal
Fever Is as ornery as prlzo lighters:
It won't break clean.
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
LOOKINO POR LOST PACKAUIIS.
linker City Receives n Visit by I'ostotflce
Two special' Inspectors of tho Post,
olllco Depnrtmont nro nt linker City
Investigating tho mysterious dlsnp
ponrnuco of two roglstorod money
pnekagos, which havo been missing
slnco Inst March, The packages worn
deposited In tho postotllco In this city
by the First Nntlonul Hank, on March
17 last. Ono was addressed to Ilrown
& Pearce, nt Cornucopia, nnd tho
other was addressed to ft Mr. Hun
saker, at Pine. Neither package
reached Iln destination nnd the bank
made Inquiries concerning thnm at
tho ofilco In linker City.
At first It wan claimed thnt the post
master at Koatlng. tho first way sta
tion on the route- out from linker City,
bad rocolptod for thorn, but some
time afterwards It was dlscovored
Mm! tin, Ifnntlnir nniittniritnr bait re
ported tho packages short when the
pouch rencheil thoro, ana mo .manor
hml tionn nvurlnnkftil br tha Ilakor
f'ltv nfflpn. Tint tntnl amount of mon
ey In tho two packages was $480.
LAND ORDUKIlt) WITHDRAWN.
La drsmie Office Receives Orders Con
ccrnleg Ursnt and Morrow.
A tolegrnm hss been received by
the La (Irnnrie land ofilco officials
from Washington as follows?
Withdraw from settlemont, or any
appropriation, townships 4, range SI
nnd 30; townships 6, ranges 28, 39 nnd
30; townships 6, ranges 27, 2S. 29, 30;
township 7, range 27; tho north half
of township 7, ranges 28, 29 nnd 30;
tho west hair of township 8, rnngo 27;
all south and east.
J. H FIMI'I.K.
The land lies In Grant and Morrow
Star Company to Resume.
The Star Consolidation Mining Com
pany Is planning to resume) operations
In a few days on nn extensive seale.
Superintendent V II. Ilehnn has Just
returned from tho east, having been
successful In rntslng sufficient funds
for all necessary Improvements. This
property Is located on Martin creek.
In the Hohcmla district. They have
over 1000 feel of tunnels, and to a
flvost&mp mill on tho ground. Many
very rich specimens of ore havo been
found on this property.
Against Sunday Ball Oemes.
The antagonism to Sunday baseball
as broken out afresh at Kugene. aad
a coApUInt hsa bee a made by a large
numbajr of cMliees, who west before
tbe Conaty Cfirt and aecared a tem
porary InJ'inetton prohibiting base
ball on Sunday, This action is only
preliminary to a case that will come
up at the Juno term of the Circuit
Court, when It is tho hope of the
plaintiffs to havo the restraining erder
June Salmon In the Rlucr.
Tho regular Juno run of fish hss evi
dently arrived In trip lower Columbia,
and for tho first time In sovrrnl weeks
salmon nro really plentiful, although
thero Is no big run. Tho fish nro largo
and of Ann quality, thoso ranging from
n in CO nnumln nnrh nreclamlnatlnK.
As tho best catches nro being tnndo in
tho lower harbor and arouna tno
mouth of tho river, tho Indications nro
that a now run la entering tbe Co
lumbia. Latsst Music for Chautauqua.
Music will bo mndo nn especial fes
luro of tho meeting of tho Willamette
Valley Chnutaunun Association this
yenr. Mrs. Walter need, of Portland,
who has been placed In rhargo of this
department, will orgnnlzo n largo
chorus from among tha singers of
Oregon City. Six of tho very latest
musical productions will bo selected
for presentation during tho Chau
Receipts of 5tte Land Office.
Tho receipts of the State Land Of
flco for tho .month of May amounted
to 150.647.74. This is tbe largost
month's receipts in a period of It
years, with tho oxcoptlon of ono
month In 1899, when holders of land
certificates mndo payments of arrear
ages In order to secure n reduction of
tho rate of Interest. Practically all
the receipts this month came In dur
ing tho first 21 days of the month.
President (liven Vacation.
President II. Edwin McOrow, of Pa
cific Collogo, has been granted n year's
loavo of ahsenco by tho board of .man
agers, and will npond noxt year in
special work nt Harvard University,
Professor C. 13. Lewis, of Colorado,
has been elected as acting president
of tho collogo, which insures good
management for noxt year.
Made Large Additions to Lodge,
A colobratlon by the Womon of
Woodcraft was beld nt Hosoburg. s
fow days ago, tho occasion being tho
closo of a throe months' campaign for
now members, During that porlod the
lodge increased from a membership
60 to 176, and n large number of appli
cations aro still on fllo,
Weston Normal Commencement,
Tho Eastern Oregon Htnto Normal
School at Weston, U now busy with
preparations for commencement. Tho
weok opons with tho baccalaureate ex
ercisoa Sunday, Juno 7.
AI'I'llAI. 01 ORIUION.
To Secretary of Interior I'rom l.nnd
General W. II. Oiloll, as attorney for
thn Stnto of Oregon, linn appealed to
tho Secretary of tho Interior from the
decision of tho CommisRlnnor of the
General Lnnd Office in tho mnttor of
llou land selections upon mineral base
In Southeastern Oregon, Tho Com
missioner hnil rolnrtml Itm anlnniln...
of lieu land mndo by Mr. Odell for the
state, assigning nn a reason therefor
thnt tho stnto had already sold thn
lands which It seeks to usn ns bane.
Another reason assigned for the re
jection wns thnt tho mineral character
of tho land had not boon proven,
Tho Commissioner also hold that
the proceedings for tho adjudication
of tho mineral character of tho land
worn Irregular for thn reason thnt they
wero commenced before application
had boon mado for tho selection of tho
Governor Chamberlain lis written
a letter to tho Secretary of thn Inter
lor ndvlslng thnt official that General
Ollnll llhl autlinrllv In rnrn,nt .
State of Oregon In this procoodlng,
and that it Is his desire, as Chief Ex
ecutive, that tho selections be ap
proved, so thnt sales made by the
state shnll not be rendered null nnd
KUmsth Lake Railroad Running.
Trains aro running regularly on the
new Klamath Lake Hallroad from
Laird, on tho Southern Pacific, to Pak
egama. tho temporary term I dim In
Klamath county.andstngeeand freight
wagons nro able to make their trips
In half the time thnv II,1 wlmn ih-
went to Ashland and Ager. Mall still
romes ny stsgn rrom Ashland, but It
Is expected tho government will soon
arranxo to havo It lirnnt-hi vl iii .
railroad, thus greatly Improving the
service Particularly In winter, when
mud nnd slush Impeded travel, the
railroad will facilitate the carrying or
mall and gain thn appreciation of peo
ple who hanker for letters nnd pspera
beforo they becomo atjclent history.
Carnival at Sslem.
Salem will not celebrate tho Fourth
of July In tho usual way. but will hold
a street carnival from Juno 2 to July
i, inclusive. All tbe plans have been
perfected and a committee of active
and enternrlilnr rlllmni ! ,
work of-carrying thorn out so well In
nana mat tao success or the carnival
Is assured. City Recorder N. J. Judsh
Is general manager tad baa 11 assist
rfo-sr for Oregon Hoy.
Homer Martin, son' of D. II. Martin.
of Mount Pleasant, near Oregon City.
wno was recently graduated from
Stanford University has been elected
to tho chair of Latin nnd German In
the Palo Alto High School. Professor
Ainriin n ns acccaiou mo omco for
year, and will begin his labors In tbe
Carrier Lumber for Mills.
Tho Denton County Lumber Com
pany has cotnplotod a flume for the
transportation of lumber from Its
sawmill In the woods on Gressy creek
to Philomath on tho line of the Cor
vellU & Eastorn Ilallroad. Tho length
of tho flumo la C; miles, and Its ca
paclty Is 2C.000 feet of lumber par
Wheat-Walla Walla, 7O073ot val
Uarley Feed, J20.00 per ton: brew
Floui Bwt trlss,f3.9l(i4.80igra.
ham, I3.4693.s5. '"
Mlllstufls-llran, $28 psr tonj mid
dllngs, 27; shorts, -JHM; chop,
Oats -No. 1 whlU, ll.10tll.16t
grav, $1.05 psr cental.
Hay Timothy, $20(B2lj clover,
nominal; cheat, $16010 per ton.
1'oUtoss Uest Ilurbabks, 6000e psr
ok; ordinary, SosjiGo per cental,
growers' prices: Merced sweets, $8
3.60 per cental.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, lldl2oj
young, 138140S hens, 12c; turkeys,
live, lA(417e; dressed, 3022o; dnoks,
$7.007.60 por down; gseM, $00.6.
Cheese Vull cream, twins, ISXft
16o; Young America, 1 601 bfio j fact
ory prices, IQlKo; less.
Butter Fancy crssmsry, 30$22)jO per
pouau; extras, zio; dairy, 20t2Kot
Eggs MKQllXt per dosen.
Hops Choice, 18020a per pound.
Woll-Vallev Wi917 Kastern Ore
gon, 8014; aiohslr, 36037fjr,
Jisef Gross, cows, 34o per
pound; stoers, 56o; dressed, 8&c,
Mutton Gross, $3.60 por pound;
Lambs Gross, 4c per pound; dressed,
Hogs Gross, ogi)o per pound;