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By Martha McCulloch-WMiam.
(Copyright, U10, bf AtsooUted Literary Phm.)
My child, are you sure?" Mrs
Creston ejaculated with a nervous lift
of the brows.
. ' Alice Moore, her . daughter, six
months married, sat up suddenly, dig-
; ring her fists baby fashion Into much
swollen eyes. She was an uncom
monly pretty young woman, but had
wept and raved herself out of all
comeliness In the hour she had wait
ed for her mother. Mrs. Creston had
answered a tempestuous summons
expecting nothing more than the
usual after-honeymoon quarrel, and
been stunned by a demand to take
her daughter home at once,
"As sure as one can be over the
phone," Alice said, her voice break
lng on every word. "To think Joe
should act so! I I wouldn't mind
so much If It was anybody young
and pretty but to slight me for
that hateful old thing!"
"You forget you haven't told me,1
Mrs. Creston coaxed.
Alice had sunk back among her
pillows. From them she said: "She's
a Miss Smith of all names Joe
knew her years ago It seems and
actually, she behaves as though he
belonged to her. He has made me
have her here well, at first I didn't
mind though I never really liked
her. Still, she was so plain, and ever
so much older than he was I couldn't
well object. And she has a nice houBe
of her own, and one meets good
people there the sort I do want to
get in with. Her cook Is an artist
I said in fun, I meant to steal the
cook away then Miss Smith came
back at me, laughing hard.
"Do If you can. Then I can take
Joe with a perfectly good con
science." "I must say that was bold," Mrs.
Creston interrupted bridling.
Her daughter went on: "Joe
laughed as much as any of us but
he hasn't been quite the same ever
since. I told him, coming here. I
thought she was an old cat and he
said: 'What a pity more women
aren't catty. But the next day he
brought me a new ring, and the day
after took me to the opera so I
overlooked things until last week.
Then we had box seats for the Savoy
and I simply couldn't lift my bead
you know what may headaches are
how I can't bear anybody about
me. I told Joe he must go and he
did and took her then today I
I " She broke off, shuddering
strongly, her hands over her face.
"Well!" Mrs. Creston encouraged.
Alice sat up again, her hands to her
forehead. - "You'll take me home, of
course and and have a lawyer to
see about a separation. I'll never
agree to a divorce It would please
hem too well."
"Alice! Can't you tell a straight
story!" Mrs. Creston asked sharply.
Again Alice shuddered: "I'm cpm
lng to the worst part," she said drop
ping her hands. "This morning she
called over the 'phone rather made
her maid call that in Itself was bus-
picious. When I answered I could
hear her, Indistinctly, prompting the
girl what to say. And the girl said
'Oh! Mrs. Moore, please tell Mr.
Moore, the moment he comes home,
he Is wanted amidships kola; twen
ty-three. He'll understand you won't
forget t Then, of course, I asked,
-wno wants nimr and the answer
was: 'Just a family friend. But be
sure to send him unless you do, he'll
lose a great chance.' You see they
have an understanding talk in cipher
as It were."
.' "What did you answer?" Mrs. Cres
Alice bridled. "I hung up the re
ceiver with a bang," she said, begin
ning to beat a tottoo upon the carpet.
, Her mother sighed, knitting her
forehead, but after a minute said:
"Well! There's nothing for it but to
wait and watch. As sure as Joe
Moore commits himself fully, home
you come. I wish, though, you could
wait a few years he's rising bo, you
could get such splendid alimony."
An hour later Joe, the culprit, and
the ensnaring Miss Smith stood
considering covotuously three partic
ularly fine rugs. Each was unique
after its kind together thye were
the pitiful wreck and remnant of a
poor gentleman's collection. The col
lector was In a hospital, and would
never leave it alive. Miss Smith had
somehow found out about hla, an
was doing her best to Balve his pride.
He had friends willing to bury him,
but he wanted to bury himself, as well
as to pay hospital charges.
The rugs, well sold, would do both
Joe, who had a house to embellish,
a wife to pamper, could not spend
money to better purpose. They had
talked It over before Joe went West
on a flying trip. The purchase was
to be kept a profound secret from
Alice until her birthday, next month,
when the rugs would be spread out
to surprise and delight her. She had
no discriminating rug knowledge, but
waa mightily impressed with the fact
that to own rare ones was a sort of
hallmark of artistic plenishing. Miss
Smith liked her negatively, albeit she
bad the . usual woman sense that Joe.
ber some time protege, had chosen
It waa to keep the secret Inviolate
the cipher call had been agreed on.
Miss Bmlth thought she knew women,
but It had not dawned upon her that
Alice would be Jealous. She had made
the call urgent because another poa-
dealer at her elbow to prompt and
Joe had got the message through
his office, to which his friend had
sent it as well as his house. He
touched the silkiest of the rugs ca
ressingly, saying rather low:
"It feels like Alice's hair." Then
blushing. "You don't mind. Remem-
ber I haven't seen her for three whole
"No, I dont mind in the least
brldgegrooms ought to stay foolish
year at least," Miss Smith said, pick
ing up a second rug. "This is mine,'
she went on. "Two are enough for
you. I'd limit you to one, only I'm
cramped for rug space."
"I'm going to pay for the three,'
Joe said calmly. "Please, ma'am, you
"You are a fool, Joe in spite of be
ing sensible," Miss Smith answered
laughing softly. "You can't give me
things now you are married not
though I did more than half bring
"Why not?" Joe demanded.,, "I'll
make three thousand out of this west
ern business, and it came through
"Alice will need it all and more
In fact, my son, you'll learn In time,
that 'all and more' Is the motto of
matrimony," Miss Smith Interrupted
Joe gave her a hurt look. "I don't
believe It asking your pardon," he
said, stoutly. "It may be with some
wives but Alice! Alice is as gener
ous as sunshine."
"I hope you are right there may
be exceptions," Miss Smith said
waving him good-by as they left the
When he was out of sight, she
smiled at first with merry malice.
then somewhat sadly. As she walked
on something haunted her the bang-
ing of the receiver on the hook. She
had some way caught it, as one
catches weird sounds at the end of
messages. Being, wise in women
ways, also full of leisure, she decided
to see Alice right away.
Thus she encountered Mrs. Creston
upon the steps. That lady's frigid.
yet reproachful eyes, told her that
she had done well to come. Smiling
"This Morning She Called Over the
her best, she put out a detaining
hand, saying pleasantly: "Mrs. Cres
ton, do please turn back. Your
daughter must decide something
right away, and I'm sure will want
Mrs. Creston gasped. Here, indeed,
was adventure. But before she could
make up her mind what to say, she
was in her daughter's presence.
Further, Miss Smith was explaining.
My dear child, surprises are
always stupid but don't you dare
tell Joe I betrayed him. I wouldn't.
only you ought to have choice all
the rugs are adorable but one has
one's fancies. So please put on your
hat and come with me. Eyes are
worth so much more than words aa
we go I'll tell you the whole story."
Late that night Alice looked up
from Joe's shoulder, to say, as she
stroked his cheek: "You must ask
the nicest men you know to dine
with us next week I'm going to
make a little party then for our dear
No Telephoned Prescription.
Time was valuable to the dyspeptla
who had moved to the suburbs and
wasted nn oil prescription Ailed In
a hurry, to he telephoned back the pre
scription that had set him up early in
Very politely the New York drug
gist regretted that he could not ac
"Why notr said the dyspeptic. "I
have given you the number, the date
and the name of the doctor, and the
druggist in this store Is right at my
elbow to take down whatever you
say, so there cannot possibly be any
"That may be very true," was the
reply, "but I cannot telephone the
prescription. I will mail you a copy
or put up the medicine and send It
to you; I'll do anything In fact to
help you out except to telephone the
prescription. That is out of the ques
tion." The dyspeptlo said he would be
blessed and turned to the village drug
list for sympathy. But he got no
"I knew he wouldn't do It." said the
druggist. "No druggist on earth will
telephone a prescription to another
slble purchaser had appeared with ajl wouldn't myself."
EXPERIENCES OF LUCINDA
Queer Way In Which She Unlnten
tlonaliy 8wlped" Hatpin From
; Another Woman In Car.
"Girls," said Luclnds, "I certalnlj
did have an extraordinary experience
this morning In a Madison avenue car.
Crowded, this car was, full of people,
but it seemed not quite so full at the
middle, and so I worked lny way
there, gently; the beet I could.
"Standing about a third of the way
down the car on the right was a
woman who was holding on to a strap
and facing outward, so that her back
was toward me as I worked along
past her. She was about the same
height as I, and when I passed her
my hat caught on hers and It seemed
to cling there for a minute, but then
It got free and I passed on, to reach
up for a strap myself when I had got
Just beyond her, and then what do
"When I raised my arm up to reach
for the strap, there, lying on the top
of my arm was a hatpin, a hatpin
from the hat of the woman I had Just
passed! When my hat caught In her
hat it caught under the head of that
pin and drew it out and snapped it
forward Just so that it lodged on my
"Well, I handed the hatpin back to
her and she smiled and I smiled and
that's all there was to It; but really,
now, wasn't that extraordinary?"
New York Sun. "
FORMER EDUCATION OF GIRLS
Glance at the Methods of 8lxty Years
Ago Shows Great Advance
When one realizes the state of fe
male education sixty years ago, Its
progress as evinced today la marve
In the first half of the Nineteenth
Century, the policy of "seeming,1
rather than of "being," was followed
throughout languages and society
manners were considered all import
ant there were no games and the
only form of exercise was that oi
walking, with riding for the wealthy
The schools were small and suffered
from bad classification in consequence,
as classes had to be made up from
girls of widely differing ages, while
'teaching" consisted of hearing lea
sons "got by heart," often without
When one reads the report of an
examiner of a girls' school only 30
years ago, that "many girls showed a
great aptitude for mathematics, but
parents discouraged continuance of
sound education after the age of 12
or 13 in order to 'keep the girl femi
nine,' " the change in the popular est!
matlon of women's capacity is indeed
marvelous. Christian Science Mon
Because the. motorman would not
heed their expostulations, but kept the
car jerking along within bumping dls
tance of the back of the slow-moving
wagon which bore a "Danger" sign,
half the passengers got off rather than
take chances on being blown up In the
explosion that was sure to result from
the apparently Inevitable collision
Out of respect for their determination
to save life and limb even at the cost
of another carfare the motorman stop
ped the car and asked if they were
willing to give him another trial on his
promise to drive cautiously.
They were, and piled into the car.
Two minutes later the dangerous wag
on pulled off the tracks and allowed
them to pass. Then they saw for the
first time the name of the combust!
ble material that had driven them into
frenzy of fear. The wagon waa an
Ice wagon. New York Times.
Mixed as to Names.
A young woman, who has a treach
erous memory for names, had a droll
experience not long ago.
She had encountered in a railway
station a face that seemed familiar
to her. She remembered that she had
met the young man at the house of
friend some weeks before, but for
the life of her she could not at all
recollect his name. Finally, however,
hen the young man Btopped to shake
hands, she asked:
"Surely this Is Mr. Tombstone.
whom I met at Mrs. Walker's".
The stranger smiled. "You're right
as to our place of meeting," Bald he,
but somewhat twisted as to the name
I am Mr. Stonegrave!"
The occupation of large punching
machines used In boiler shops and
similar establishments has been great
ly improved In efficiency and economy
recently by a simple system of electrio
control. These machines heretofore
have been operated by a foot attach
ment, but this Is cut out entirely az.d
the push button placed at a point
here it la much more accessible.
Two men can. by this arrangement,
do the work formerly requiring three,
and the work Is said to be done In a
much more accurate manner.
Smlfkins was, to put it mildly, a
boaster, and when he waa giving
Brown glowing accounts of the fine
holiday he had had in Paris Brown
suspected that the veracious Smlfkins
had been no further than Folkestone,
He didn't say so, however.
"And what do you think? Smlfklas
rattled on; "as I waa strolling along
the Rue de Rlvoli one afternoon a pal
hadnt seen for years came up and
aid: 'Hullo, old chap, is that your"
"And was ltr asked Brown. Ueaa.
MISS GAZZAM DISCOVERS
' AND WEDS SWEETHEART
And now the
dove of peace has
come to rest on
Mansions at Corn
wall on 'the Hud-'
son, where dwells
she, ; who, until
the ' other , , day
Gazzam, the 3,
who has long
searched for her
soul mate. The
quest has ended; all worry and disap
pointment are over, for the ideal com
panion has been discovered in the per
son of Charles B. Galvin, an employee
of New York city, who is engaged on
the aqueduct and says he is a civil
engineer. Miss Gazzam and her soul
mate were united in marriage.
The bride, who is still a young wom
an, has already been in the limelight.
brought into publicity by the results
of an earlier search for a spirit affin
ity. When a young girl she became
Interested in the psychologic and this
Interest was increased by the death
of her mother. Reaching womanhood
she decided that the astral bodies
should point out her true soul mate,
and thenceforth the hunt was on. But
the way was not to be smooth. Going
west, to Los Angeles, she consulted
a psychlo clairvoyant, Marshall Clark
by name, who soon undertook to prove
that he, and he only, could satisfy her
soul longings. All might have been
well if Mrs. Marshall Clark had not
been thrown on the screen, but her
appearance was the signal for a mov
ing picture show in which Miss Gaz
i am waa the puppet thrown around
by the infuriated wife.
bun miss uazzam waa not con
vinced that the astral bodies had
made a mistake. Clark started for
Reno to get a divorce, but before go
ing he queered himself by declaring
that at last "he had the right pig by
the talL" Not so. Miss Gazzam then
and there decided she waa not predes
tined for Clark, and returned to her
home, sadder but much wiser. Quick
ly Mrs. Clark marshaled her forces
and brought suit for $150,000 for the
alienation of her husband s affections.
Less than a year ago Miss Gazzam
settled the case by paying $25,000 to
sooth the wounded wife, who in turn
swore not to sue for divorce, not to
proseoute the deluded affinity search
er further, and that Miss Gazzam'B re
lations with the clairvoyant had been
The first chapter ended thus. As
to how she became acquainted with
Mr. Galvin and discovered in him
her real soul mate, the bride refuses
to state, though she declares "it la
really very romantic.
The soul affinity is described as
sturdily built man of about 35, simple
In his language and manner, and hav
ing the appearance of a very practl
cat person. Miss Gazzam's father,
once a state senator in Pennsylvania,
now lives In Philadelphia. The young
woman inherited her fortune and the
estate at Cornwall from her mother,
who died a few years ago after hav
ing obtained a divorce. The Ideally
matched couple will have a honey
moon tour including Philadelphia, Bal
timore and Washington, after which
they will tour Europe.
CIVIL WAR VETERAN WHO
HEADS MILITIA OF IDAHO
of the various
states have found
ed a wise ex
pedient to place
at the head of the
state militia men
fit them to jump
mto the saddle at
any ': moment In
the event of mob
that are liable to at any time break
out and get beyond the power of the
police.' The state militia, or National
Guard, is a vital civil-military arm
of the people, says Human Life, stand
ing for law and order between the
peaceful civilian and mob rule.
Brig. Gen. A. M. Rowo, who holds
the title of adjutant general of Idaho,
Is one of the old guard, who, respond
ing to the first call of Lincoln, In 1861,
fought through the Civil war from Its
very beginning until the last bugle
call. Most of his service was in the
Army of the Cumberland and be par
ticipated in the battU s of Shiloh, Per-
ryville, Stone River, Liberty Gap,
Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Rocky
Face Ridge, and Resaca, be
coming totally disabled, his right arm
being permanently disabled by a shell
wound In the last fight.
Before enlisting In the war, Mr.
Rows was a school teacher in Portage
county, Ohio, and having given four
years to his country, he again took up
his study, and entered the preparatory-
department of Oberlln college, Ober
lin, O. Having graduated, Mr. Rowe
again took up his favorite profession,
and for many years continued in edu
cational work as principal in the high
school at Steubenville, O.; as superin
tendent of schools at Huron, S. D
and as superintendent of the school
at Little Falls, Minn., and Payette and
McCammon. Idaho. Mr. Rowe was
chairman of the department of graded
schools and academies of South Dako
ta's educational exhibit at the World's
fair at Chicago. During these years
of educational activity, he was an en
thusiastic worker In the Grand Army
at the Republic 1
THE FIRST LIGHTNING ROD
Bohemian Priest Anterfsred Franklin
In Experiments With Conductor
Though Franklin will continue to
receive the honor that is biB due as
the Inventor of the first practical
lightning rod, the study of atmospher
io electricity goes back v at least to
the time of Tullius HosUlius, wno
perished in an attempt to "draw fire
from the sky." Cicero, in one of his
orations aeainst Cat.line. calls atten
tion to the destruction of the gilded
Btatue of Romulus by lightning as an
evil omen. A lightning bolt vividly
described by Virgil in the eighth
book of the Aeneid damaged the hind
legs of the bronze Capitoline Wolf,
and the visitor to the Capitoline Mu
seum todav can still - discern the
marks upon the metal. A learned
priest by the name of Dlvisch Is said
to have erected the first lightning con
ductor in Europe. He set it up at
Prendlz, Bohemia, In 1754, and it was
130 feet high. Though the Emperor
Stephen and the Empress Maria The
resa publicly proclaimed their confi
dence in the inventor, a most dlas
trous drought that afflicted the coun
try a year later was ascribed by the
superstitious populace to the new tan
gled device, and Divlsch was com
pelled to take It down. It Is not prob
able that Franklin was acquainted
with Divlsch experiment
This afternoon gown of velvet,
which is quite , the thing for dressy
wear, shows a pretty waist effect.
The lapels are of satin, put on wrong-side-up
fashion. ,' '
The overskirt arrangement is also
Mean Trick to Play on Rival.
A characteristic anecdote is told of
Cherublni, the most Jealous of the Ir
ritable genus of composers.. He had
been prevailed upon to be present at
the first representation of the work of
a confrere, and, during the first acts,
which were much applauded by the
public, he had kept a gloomy silence.
The third act was less favorably re
ceived, and a certain passage especial
ly seemed to cast a cold blanket over
the spectators, when the old maestro.
to the astonishment of his friends, waa
seen to applaud heartily. "Do you
really like that duo?" asked one of
them; "I should have thought It was
one of the poorest and coldest In the
whole opera." "You Idiot," answered
the maestro, with genuins naivete.
don't you Bee that If I did not annlaud
't he might possibly cut it out?"
Too Quick With Scorn. "
That marvelous story of the British
expedition to New Guinea, with its
Idlscovery of a new pygmy race, re
minds a writer that in the past stay-at-
nome people have sometimes erred in
treating travelers' tales with scorn.
There was, for instance, the descrlp.
tlon by James Bruce In 1770 of the
barbarous Abyssinian custom of eat
lng raw meat cut from the living ant
mal which was ridiculed by everybody.
Yet Bruce has even recently been
proved right When Paul Du Challlu
explored equatorial Africa In 1861 and
described the wonderful gorillas and
also the nation of dwarfs there he was
discredited none too politely by the
British Royal Geographical society.
Yet subsequent explorers amply vindi
cated his veracity.
No Cause for Complaint
Customer I ordered a gallon of
Irish whisky last week, and I find that
what you sent me was made in New
s Dealer Well. I dont see where von
have any kick coming. Isnt New York
risk enough to suit you?
"I wonder why the doctor always
wants you to stick out your tongue?"
rrobably to cut short a lot of cab
Acts directly and peculiarly
on the blood; purines, enriches
and revitalizes it, and in. this
way builds up the whole sys
tem. Take it. Get it today.
In usual liquid fdrm or in chocolate
coated tablets called Sarsatabs.
AS TOLD slil PLAIN ENGLISH
Real Truth About YoOng' Man With
"Excelsior" Banner,and SThat
'.. Lamb of Mary's,
"Excelsior" is a poem about a
young man who ; walked one -winter
evening through a village. In the Alps.
The hotel keeper stood . in his door
and told him the rooms 1 were 7 all
taken, but anyhow the "young man
knew he didn't have enough money
for tips. So he went on. He carried
a banner reading "Excelsior." One
theory is that he was a drummer for
an upholstery house and the other is
that he was a demented breakfast
food inventor. . He was 'f found .next
morning near the top of the moun
tain and his relative! were; notified.
Mary had a lamb that she spoiled
by overfeeding and cuddling. She
took it to school , with her one day
and the lamb bothered the spelling
class, so the teacher kicked It out of
the front door. Not haying any sense
of direction, It blatted around " the
schoolyard until finally, the -teacher
sent Mary, home with It and told her
if she ever brought it again there
would be trouble. Next spring Ma
ry's father sold the lamb' 'on the ris
Mothers will una Mrs. WlnrtoWs Soothing
Syrup the be st remedr to use oi their children
luring the teething period. -.
A New Napoleon' Statue. " '
Gen. Niox recently discovered In
me State statue repository a bronze
statue of Napoleon I . by , Seurre, of
which the Invalldes only possesses a
plaster replica. YeEterday work was
commenced In the courtyard of the
Invalldes on the removal of the plas
ter statue, which is to be replaced in
a few days by the bronze original.
Paris Press. ' ,
D.ll!l'. F., C -.(., f:. CI J ! 4 OAT
I 9 LC JUIVC I H 31, JUKI III IOU,
over 100 years . ago; sale3 increase
yearly; wonderful remedy; cured mil
lions weak eyes. All druggists oi
Howard Bros., Buffalo, N. Y.
uccnucu vii irie vug.
- A very small boy was trying to lead
a big St Bernard dog up the' road
"Where are you going to take thi
dog, my little man?" inquired a passer
by. "I I'm going to see where
where he wants to go first", was th(
Coroner's Verdict In India.
For qualntness it would be hard ti
beat the verdict returned in India oi
a man whose fate it had been to as
sauge a tiger's appetite. "That Pand
so died of tiger eating him. Then
was no other cause of death." . ,
For. That Heartburn
and smothering sensation
after eating you .really
ought to take Hostellers'
Stomach Bitters. It acts
quickly, tones the stomach
and aids digestion, thus re
moving the cause of .the
trouble. Always keep a
bottle handy for just such
cases. It is also for Indi
gestion, Dyspepsia, Consti
pation, Liver troubles, Colds,
Grippe and Malaria. Try
Boxing Children's Ears.
Medical men are fuiiv avm nt tti
lamentable consequences that often
renn r rrnm v . . .
wvu. mo pernicious naDll ox
boxing chtldrens' ears or otherwise
striking them on the head or fur a It
is, however, high time that laymen,
and especially teachers, should be
made acoualnted with these results.
"Before I began using Cascarets I had
bad complexion, pimples on my face,
jnd my food waa not digested aa It should
have been. Now I am entirely well, and
tne pimples have all disappeared from mi
tace; I can truthfully say that CascaxeU
ere lust aa advertised; I have taken onlj
two boxes of them."
Clarence R. Griffin. Sheridan. Ind.
(??d-c""f S1ekn. WmV or Grip
i2,6 N.YW .old ta balk. IWf
bM tabkt stuaped C C a GaumntMd to .
on r roar manay back.
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