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About The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 28, 1922)
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llSp '.SBOpTH TARKINGTON rggM
JoJyiit rr muni etc.
Tho ninple-bordcred street was ns
still as n country Sunday; so quiet
that there seemed an echo to my foot
steps. It was four o'clock In the morn
Jng; clear October moonlight misted
through the thinning foliage to the
shadowy sidewalk and lay like a trans
parent silver fog upon the house of my
admiration, as I strode along, return'
lng from my first night's work on tbe
Wnlnwrlght Morning Despatch.
I had already marked that house ns
the finest (to my taste) In Wnlnwrlght,
though hitherto, on my excursions to
this metropolis, the state capital, I wns
riot without a certain native jealousy
that Spcncervllle, the county-seat
where I lived, had nothing so good.
Now, however, I approached Its pur
lieus with a pleasure In It quite unal
loyed, for I was at last myself a resi
dent (albeit of only one day's stand
ing) of Walnwrlght, and the house
though I had not even an Idea who
lived there part of ray possessions ns
a citizen. Moreover, I might enjoy the
warmer pride of a next-door-neighbor,
for Mrs. Apperthwalte's, where I had
taken a room, was Just beyond.
This was the quietest part of Waln
wrlght; business stopped sh'ort of It
and the "fashionable . residence sec
tion" had overleaped this "forgotten
backwater." leaving It undisturbed and
unchanging, with that look about It
which Is the quality of few urban
quarters, and eventually of none, as a
town grows to be a city the look of
still being a neighborhood. This friend
liness of appearance was largely the
emanation of the homely and beauti
ful house which so greatly pleased my
It might be dlfllcult to say why I
thought it the "finest" house in Waln
wrlght. for a simpler structure would
be hard to Imagine; it was merely n
big, old-fashioned brick house, painted
brown and very plain, set well away
from the street among some splendid
forest trees, with a fair spread of flat
lawn. 'But It gave back a great deal
for your glance Just as some people
do. It was a large house, as I say, yet
it looked not like a mansion but like
a home; and made you wish that you
lived In It Or, driving by, of an eve- j
nlng, you would have liked to stop
your car and go In; It spoke so sure
ly of hearty, old-fashioned people liv
ing there, who would welcome you
It looked like a house where there
were a grandfather and a grand
mother; where holidays were warmly
kept; where there were boisterous
family reunions to which uncles and
nunts. who had been brrn there, would
return from no matter what distances;
n house where big turkeys would be
on the table often ; phere one 'called
"the hired man." (and named either
Abner or Ole) would crack walnuts
upon a flatlron clutched between his
knees on the back porch; It looked
like a house where they played cha
rades; where there would be long
streamers of evergreen and dozens of
wreaths of holly at Christmas time;
where there were tearful, happy wed
dings and great throwlngs of rice after
little brides, from the broad front
steps: in a word, it was the sort of a
house to make the hearts of spinsters
nnd bachelors very lonely nnd wist
ful and that Is about ns near as I can
ceme to my reason for thinking It the
finest house In Walnwrlght
The moon hung kindly above its
level door In the silence of that Oc
tober morning, as I checked my gait
to loiter along tho picket fence,; but
suddenly the house showed a light of
its own.. The spurt of a match took
my eye to one of tho upper windows,
then a stendlcr glow of orange told
me that a lamp was lighted. The win
dow was opened, and a man looked
out nnd whistled loudly.
I stopped, thinking he meant to at
tract my attention; that -something
might Im wrong; that pcrhnps some
one wns needed to go for a doctor. My
mistake wns immediately evident, how
ever; I stood in the shadow of the
trees bordering the sidewalk, nnd the
man at the window had not seen me.
"Boyl Boy I" ho called, softly.
"Where ore you. Slmpledorla?"
He leaned from the window, lookln;
downward. "Why, tbere you arel" he
exclaimed, and turned to address some
invisible person within the room. "IIo's
light there underneath the window.
rl bring him up." lie leaned
out again. "Walt there. Slmpleilorla I"
he called. "I'll bedown In a Jiffy and
let you In."
Puzzled, I stared at the vacant lawn
hefore me. The clear moonlight re
vealed It brightly, and It was empty of
any living presence; there were "no
bushes nor shrubberies nor even
shadows that could have been mis
taken for n boy, If "Slmpledorla" wns
a boy. There was no dog In sight;
there wns 110 cat; there was nothing
beneath the window except thick,
A light shone in the hallway behind
the brond front door; one of thee wns
opened, and revealed In silhouette the
tall, thin figure of a man In a long.
"Slmpleilorla," he said, addressing
the night air with considerable sever
ity, "I don't know what to make of
you. You- might have caught your
death of cold, roving out at such an
hour. But there," he continued, more
Indulgently; "wipe your feet on the
mat nnd, come In. You're fafe now!
He closed the door, and I heard him
call to some one ' up-stnlrs, ns ho ar
ranged the fastenings: .
"Slmpledorla Is all right only
little chilled. I'll bring him up to
your firo."" ;.
I went on my way in a condition of
astonishment that engendered, almost,
a doubt of my eyes; for If my sight
wns unimpaired and myself not sub
ject to optical or mental delusion, ncl
ther boy nor dog nor bird nor cat, nor
fany other object of this visible world.
had entered that opened door. Wns
my "finest" house, then, n place of call
for' wandering ghosts, who enme home
to roost at four In the morning?
It was only a step to Sirs. Apper
thwalte's; I let myself In with the key
that good lady had given me, stole up
to my room, went to my window, and
stored across the yard nt the house
next door. The front window In the
second story, I decided, necessarily
belonged to that room In which the
lamp had been lighted; but all was
dark there now. I went to bed, and
dreamed that I was out at sea In a
fog, having embarked on a transpar
ent vessel whose preposterous name,
inscribed upon glass life-belts, depend
ing here nnd there from an Invisible
rail, was "Slmpledorla."
Mrs. Apperthwalte's was a commo
dious old house, the greater1 part of It
of about the same age, I Judged, as Its
neighbor; but the late Mr. Apper
thwalte had caught the Mansard fever
of the late 'Seventies, and the building
disease, once fastened upon him, had
never known a convalescence, but.
rather, a erles of relapses, the tokens
of which. In the nature of a cupola and
a couple of frame turrets, were terrl
fylngly apparent These romantic mis
placements seemed to mo not inhar
monious with the library, a cheerful
and pleasantly shabby apartment
down-stqlrs. where I found (ovpr a
substratum of history, encyclopedia,
and family Bible) some worn old vol
umes of "Godey's Lady's Book." an
early edition of Cooper's works ; Scott,
Bulwer, Macnulay, Byron, and Tenny
son, complete; some old volumes of
Victor Hugo, of the elder Dumas, of
Flaubert of Oautler. and of Balzac;
"Clarissa," "Lalla Bookh." "The Al
hambra." "Beulah." "Uarda," "Luclle,"
"Uncle .Tom's Cabin." "Ben-Hur,"
"Trilby," "She," "Little Lord Fatint
leroy;" and of a later decade, there
were novels about those delicately tan
gled emotions experienced by the su
preme few; and stories of adventurous
royalty; tales of "clean-limbed young
American manhood;" nnd some thin
volumes of rather precious verse.
Twas amid these romantic scenes
that I awaited the sound of the lunch'
bell (whteh for me was tho announce
ment of breakfast), when I arose from
my first night's slumbers under Mrs.
Apperthwalte's roof; and I wondered
If the books were a fair mirror of Miss
Apperthwalte's mind (I had been told
that Mrs. Appcrthwalte had a daugh
ter). Mrs. Appcrthwalte herself, in
her youth, might have sat to on Illus
trator of Scott or Bulwer. Even now
you could se she had come as near
being romantically beautiful as was
consistently proper for such a timid,
gentle little gentlewoman ns she was.
Heduced, by her husband's Insolvency
(coincident with his demise) to "keep
ing boarders," she did It gracefully, ns
If tho urgency thereto were only a
spirit of quiet hospitality. It should
be added in haste that she set an ex
Moreover, the guests who gathered
at her board were of a very nttractlve
description, as I decided the Instant
my eye fell upon the lady who sat op
posite me at lunch. I know at once
that she was Miss Apperthwalte, she
"went so," as they say, with Iter
mother; nothing could have been more
suitable. Mrs. Apperthwalte was the
kind of woman whom you would ex
pect to have n beautlfil daughter, nnd
Miss Apperthwalte more than fulfilled
her mother's promise.
I guessed her to lie more than .Tullot
Cnpulet's age, Indeed, yet still be
tween that and the perfect uge of
woman, She was of a larger, fuller,
nore striking typc'tlmn Mrs, Apper
hunlto. n bolder typo one, might put
t though slm might Imvu boon n
treat deal bolder than Mrs. Apper
liwnlte wllhirtit being bold. Cerlninly
ihc wns handsome enough to make It
lllllcult for n young follow to keep
Yom stiirltig nt her. She hail tin
ihiitiilnnco of very soft,' dark hnlr,
voni almost austerely, ,ns If Us pin
ttslon necessitated repression j mid I
tm compelled to tidmlt that her tine
lyes expressed n distant contetupln
Jon obviously of habit not of mood
to pronounced that 0110 of Iter enemies
(ff she had nny) might hnvo described
lie iti as "dreamy."
Only one other of my own sox was
iresent at thu lunch table, n Mr. Dow.
len, an elderly lawyer and politician
f whom I had heard, and to whom
Mrs. Apperthwalte. coming In nfter
Jie rest of us were seated, Introduced
Mrs. Apperthwalte Was the Kind of
Woman Whom You Would Expect
to Have a Beautiful Daughter, and
Miss Apperthwalte More Than Ful
filled Her Mother's Promise.
me. -She made the presentation gen
eral; nnd I had the experience of re
ceiving n nod and n slow glance, In
which thero wns n sort of dusky, esti
mating brilliance, from the beautiful
lady opposite me.
It might have been bettor mnnnerrd
for me to' nddross myself to Mr. Dow-
den, or one of the very nice elderly
women, who Vefe my fellow-guest,
than to open n conversation with Miss
Apperthwalte; but I did not stop to
think of Hint.
You have n splendid old house next
door to you here, Miss Apperthwalte,"
said. "It's a privilege to And It In
view from my window."
There was a faint stir ns of soma
consternation In the little company.
The elderly ladles stopped tnlklng ab
ruptly and exchanged glances, though
this was not of my observation nt the
moment I think, but recurred to my
consciousness later, when I had per
ceived my blunder.
May I ask who lives there" I pur
Miss Apperthwalte allowed her no
ticeable lashes to cover her -eyes for
an Instant then looked up again.
"A Sir. Beasley," she said.
"Not the Honorable David Beasley 1"
"Yes," she returned with a certain
gravity which I afterward wished hod
checked me. "Do you know him?"
Not In person,"! explained. "Youl
see. Ire written n good deal about
him. I was with the Spcncervllle
Journal until a few days ago, and
even In the country wo know who's
who In politics over the slate. Boas-
ey's the rnun that went to Congress
and never made n speech never made
even u motion to ndjourn but got ev-
rythlng his district wanted. There's
talk of Mm for governor."
"And so It's tfte Honorable Dnvld
Beasley who lives In that splendid
place. How curious that Is I"
"Why?" asked Miss Apperthwalte.
"It seems too, big for one roan," I
answered; "nnd I've always had the
Impression Mr. Beasley was a tiach-
"Yes," she said, rather slowly, "he
"But of course he doesn't live there
all alone," I supposed, nloud, "prob
ably he has" ,
"No. There's no one else except
couple of colored servnnts."
"What a crime:" I exclaimed. "If
thero ever was 'a- house meant for a
large family, that one Is. .Can't you
almost hear It crying out for heap
ml heaps of romping children? T
lipuld think "
(To be continued)
UPTON IS CONFIDENT
OF SENATE VICTORY
Although some doubt as to wheth
er Jay H, Upton of Prlnevlllo will be
elected prosldent of tho Oregon son
ate at the coming session bas'beon.
expressed, Upton now feel's confident
that 'none of his supporters will do-f-
oert to tho enemy's camp, ho stated
while in Bond last week.
Bulletin Want Ads bring results!
Must Itonovulo or Close
Says Boyd -Holiday
N Arrests Many
In conditions nt tho Wright hotel
two not us thoy should bo, I'ollco
Clilut Willnrd Houston has written
instructions from tho- owner ut tho
building, I). A. lloyd of Scuttle, to
make the present miinagomctit "clean
house," or to close up tho place. Tho
letter was received Jiy Houston In
reply to una sent Boyd advising him
of frequent arrests nindo at tho hotel
Throo more worn add oil to tho list
Sunday night when otllcors found
two "John Docs" and John Nelson
grouped about n bottlo in room 3 4.
Mono of tho tlireo lnld claim to tho
bottle, but they did furnish $100
cash ball, which wns forfolted whon
they failed to appear Itr city court
this morning. Thoy constluted three
of tho nine arrests mado In Bond ovor
A Prlnovlllo man who gnvo his
nanio ns J. I). Cm no, wns arrested
Sunday night for drunkenness, nnd
forfeited I2E null, and two moro
fcom tho Crook county soat, arrested
nt tho smoker Monday afternoon nft
er they had boon refreshing thorn
selves from a quart battle between
bouts, put up ISO each mid vanished.
StlngliiK Lecture (ilveti
John Wilson was headed for tho
smokor, but tho liquid cargo ho car
ried was too much tor him nnd It
was necessary for police ,to lake him
in town as ho reached tho entrance
of tho gymnasium. Ho forfolted $25
cash ball. ,
Jim Connan, arrested Saturday
night for drunkenness nnd disorderly
conduct, told llccordor Fnrnhnm a
touching talo of how ho had spent
all his money but 11 vo dollars on his
family, 'nnd how ho had reserved tho
flvo for his own pleasure. Ha was
allowed to go without sentence, after
a scathing tecturo from tho court.
W. J, Stltt was arrested Saturday
night for drunkenness.
GETS BEND PRIEST
Father Gabriel Harrington, Trans
ferred lo Ioh Allgrlei, I,ciue.
by .Stage for South
With tho arrival of Fnthor John
O'Connor from Cork to Join tho
Catholic clergy In Bend, Father Gab
riel Harrington, for moro than a year
assistant pastor at the church of St.
Francis of Asslssl, is transferred to
Los Angeles. Ho left Friday morning,
making tho first lap of his Journey
oil tho Silvor Lake stngo. -
Friends gathered at the parochial
rosldence Thursday night to bid fare
well to tho departing minister.
Bend Contributes $a,000 of .Million
anil a Quarter Needed by Meth
Willamette university's endowment
campaign was successful last night
n raising tho required amount, $1,
260,000, It was learned last week by
Bov. F. ft. Sibley, local chairman
Bend contributions amount to $3,000.
A message thanking all who took
part in the campaign or who contrib
uted, wus received by Ilov, Sibley
frpm tho heads of tho university.
Tho amount of $1,000,000 will
constitute endowmont, the remainder
being used for building a gymnasium
to roplaco tho old ono which burned
to tho ground 18 months ngo, and
other buildings, and to defray ex
panses of tho university until tho en
dowmont becomes available
BE MOVED SOON
'resent Bulletin Building
Secured by Farmers
Moving to a moro control location,
tho Control Orogon Farmers' cream
ery will early in the year occupy the
building now used by Tho Bulletin,
(t 1b announced by II. B. Yates, man
ager of tho creamery, who has just
concluded arrangomonts for tho leas
ing of, tho building. The creamery
will bo In its now homo shortly aftor
ebruary 1, 1
Moving of Tho Bulletin plant Into
'thq brick block on Wall street oroct-
od by T. II, Fploy and It. W. 8awyor
has already started, with orectlon of
tho 'now press oxreciod before tho
omCof tho week, It Is now oxpoclud
that tho chaiigo-from thu old build
lug to tho now can ho nindo on Now
Year's day, leaving ttto old structure
Immuilliitqly available for tho croiini
As soon as Tim Bulletin Is In Us
now homo, a number of changes. In
nrnuigomont of tho Interior of tho
old Hiriieturii will bo started to lit
thu building for Its now tenant.
Thuso chaiiKos and transfer of butter
making oqulpmont can bu completed
by Fehrunry 1, It Is thought.
Thu cronmory company' refrigera
tion nooils woru being looked Into
yostorday by II. 0. 1'ock of rortland,
representing tho lCdwnrd Ico Ma.
Snntii Claim Appears In (ieinmn City
IWniiKi War Veteran Arrange
Dinner mid (lift
(Mr United rrntoTh M.n.l llull.lln.)
COIILKNK, Germany. Doc. '.!.
Tho poor (Ionium kiddles of Coldeuz
wuro happy today because an Amer
ican Santa Clans, wltli it ktuikl uni
form beneath his red and whllo
duds, helped to uiiiko ChrlaUnns
something like It was hoforo tho war.
Christmas In Cohlcuz was turned
Into a real holiday, ami cheer was
spread by tho aid of tho committed
of tho Hhliiclnnd I'nst No, 700, Vut
ernns of Forolgn Wars.
Tho Christmas menu was drafted
nnd Included all tho fixing', from
"soup to nuts." At least 250 poor
children of tho Coblent district wero
mado to real lie that Santa Claus
this year nt least Is not a fable.
After tho dinner, Santit Clans ap
peared In person and distributed
gifts to tho needy ones, Thny con
sisted mostly of children's clothing,
underwear and shoos, donated by tho
American, colony hare.
Following tho nppenranca of St.
Nick, tho kiddles woro entertained by
n rent vnudevlllo show, given by tho
best German tnlcnt available
SUPPLY OF POULTRY
TOO BIGFOR FAMILY
After making u big bag of ducks
and iocsq near Prlnglo Falls, Dr. J.1
C, Vnudovcrt returned to his homo
Friday night, laden wltii game, to
find that a turkey nnd n gooso ord
ered respectively for his Christmas
and Now Year's dinner, had been de
On tho limiting expedition Dr. Van-
dovurt was accompanied by Krncsl
Melvlllo. Together thoy shot flvo
honkers and 10 ducks,
IATIOS ARE RAISED
FOR FIVE COUNTIES,!
Deschutes. Is ono of flvo counties In
Oregon In which tho ratio of assosscd
valuation to actual value of tnxnblo
property have boon advanced this
year by tho stuto tax commission, As
sessor August A. Anderson status,
Tho ratio in this county was raised
from C-i to SS. The other counties
named nro Columbia, Lano, Polk and
HIGH WIND LEVELS
POLES OF B. W. L. & P.
Sunday was a busy day for Bond
Wator, Light '& l'owor Co. linemen,
for high, winds In tho morning
brought down six poles In Wlcstorla.
Theso woro replaced boford evonlng.
A polo on Highland boulevard was
broken off, but was held up by the
wires Sunday, and another polo on
the same stroot foil this morning
whon an automobile collided with It.
Legal Holidays In AlJika.
Abulia lias to:- li-wtl tiolldji.w New
Yoar'ftjdn.r, Lincoln's birthday, Wash
Ingtou'M blrlhdhy. Decoration day. In
dependence day, Labor day, Alas
ka day (November), Thunksglvlng,
Christmas and gonernl election every
two years In November.
Lines to Be Remembered.
Guard well your spurn moment.
Thoy uro like uncut illaiiionds, Dlt
caril them and their value will never,
be known; Improve thotn und they 'will
become tho brightest gems In a useful
Lumber, Lath, Shingles,
Building Material, Kiln
Dried Flooring and all kinds of Finish
r SASH AND DOORS
COMPLETE.STOCK 0 Si.nJ.rd Sitei. .
BROOKS-SCANLON LUMBER CO.
Local Halos Atfont, MILLIOU LUMIIKU CO.
TO GET MONEY
Economic GunrdiunKhip to
Be Keynote of Policy
RUHR VALLEY IS EYED
Ainetlciiii President Komi Iti Miiiu
Kunriii Attitude on II0111I1 lie
olntlou for Confereme lo
Holm Kiiropo' I'lolilenn
(ify United 1'rr.i to The ile'nJ llutl.lln.)
BAMS, Doc. 3d. At a premiers'
conference, hero on January 2, Franco
will niiflmiiico drastic plans for mnk
lug '(formally pay her reparation.
Tho sehoinu.l now IiuIiik worked out
Kconomlc guardianship of tlio
Ruhr valley nnd nut Its military oc
cupation Is contemplated, It Is an
nounced. IIAItDlS'd TO TKI.L STAND '
WASHINGTON, Doc. 20. l'rnst-
dent Harding within 2 4 hours will
ruvual h 1 attitude, toward tho Borah
proposal asking that Iho oxoculivo
call an International economic con-
furenco to solve tho critical Kiiropimn
situation, It was Indicated nt thn
White- Hnttso today.
Tho president will stain his alll
tudo In a letter to Senator Lodgn
when thu dobatn on the Borah amend
ment to thu naval appropriation hill
Ilmv many thing, both Just and tin-
lust, are sanct'otiod by cutom. Ter
I'ltOI'liSSIO.VAL AND I1UHINK.HH
PHONE 11 J
Lee Thomas, Architect
nnd llugli Thompson
Doschutos Investment Building,
Street, 'Bu nd,
R. S. HAMILTON
Attorney At law
Booms 13-10 First National
Bank Btdg, Tel. CI
(Dr. CV i'ornwr Ofn)
II . C. ELLIS
Attorney At law
United Nlnlrs Comnillonrr
First National Bank Building
C. P. NISWONGER
Undertaker, Limbed Kmlinlmcr,
I'hutio CO-J ' Bond, Oro.
Read The Bulletin
Bight sldo; right oar crop
wattle right hind log.
. TONK, HlMerx, Or.
Is gTOilly rulleveil by rnntltutlnnl Iroat
merit. HAI.L'H CATAItltll MEDICIM
I coniftltutlonal remedy. Catarrhal
nearness Is caused by an lnnsmml con
illtlon of the mucous Maine of the Huita
chlan Tube., When this tube Is Inflamed
you ru.ve a rumblln sound or Imperfect
hearing, and when It Is entirely cloaed.
poifncii u the result. Union the In
nammatlon cn be reduced, your hearlnc
may he dntrnyed forever. IIAM.'H
CATAnrtH MKDICINIS acts through the
blood on the mucous aurfacee of the sys
tem, thus reduclns; the Inflammation and
asilitlng Nature In restoring normal con
ditions. circiilsr fre. All nrucftlsts.
J. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo. Ohio.