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About The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898 | View Entire Issue (March 6, 1891)
He who thinks to please the World is dullest of his kind; for let him face which way he will, one-half is yet behind.
LEBANON, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 0. 1891.
W. B. DONACA,
Groceries and Provisions,
Cigars, Tobacco, Furnishing Goods,
-p, , Rose burg; Mall lally.
JbllCi X!itC 8:00 A. M. ILt Portland . Ar p. M.
7 U :30 P. M. Lv Albany Ar ,
:40 P. M, Ar Roweburg Lt 6 fJO A. M.
Albany Local Dally (Except 6anday.)
S r. t. I l.v Portland Ar I Saw A. M.
9a f. K. I Ar Albany Lt a A. M
t 11 d 1 I " 1 1 "TV Loral Passenger Trains Dally Except
lrst-Glass Gols at Reasonable Prices, g.
' . - 8 - M. I Ar Lebanon i.T S AP p. 11.
GIVE ME A TRIAL AND BE CONVINCED. PUUMAN BPFFET
Country Produce Taken in Exchange for
KEEP ON HAND A STOCK OF
Shingles, Posts, Boards and Pickets.
W. C. Petersox,
Real Kstate Brokers
In Large and Small Farms. Best Fruit Land in Valley. Finest Grain Ranches in
the World. Improved and Unimproved Land, from $4 per Acre and up.
Satisfaetien Guaranteed. Have on hand some CHOICE C1T
PROPERTY, Residence and Business. Bargains
in all Additions to the Town.
Houses Rented and Farms Leased.
London Liverpool Globe Insurance Co.
Guardian Assurance Co., of London.
, . Oakland Home Insurance Co.. of Oakland, Cal.
i State Insurance Co., of Salem, Oregon.
- Farmers' and Merchants' Ins. Co., of Salem
Collections Receive Prompt Attention.
pleasure in giving our patrons an information uesireu in uur imo ui uu.
J. A. BEARD,
Druggist and Apothecary.
Pure Drugs and Medicines, Paints, Oil, Glass,
STATIONERY, FINE PERFUMERY, BRUSHES AND' COMBS,
CIGARS AND FANCY TOILET ARTICLES.
PRESCRIPTIONS ACCURATELY COMPOUNDED.
DR. C. H. DUCKETT,
E K NT 1ST
J. K. WEATHERFORD,
ATTORNEY- AT - LAW.
Office over First National Bank.
ALBANY. - - - - - OREGON.
W. R. PILYEU,
ATTORNEY- AT- LAW.
G. T. COTTON,
ies and Provisions.
Tobacco and Cigars,
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
Queensware and Glassware, Lamps and
PAY CASH FOR EGGS.
Main Street. Lebanon, Oregon
R. L. McCLURE
(Successor to C. H. Harmon.)
Barber : and : Hairdresser.
Shaving, Haircutting and Shampoo
ing in the latest and best style. Spec
"jal attention paid to dressing' Ladies'
hair. Your patronage respectfully solicited.
Sam'l M. Garland,
Notary Business a Specialty. We take
J. L. COWAN.
J. M. RALSTON.
Bank of Lebanon,
Transacts a General Banking Business.
ACCOUNTS KEPT SUBJECT TO
Exchange sold on New York, San
rancisc o, Portland and Albany, Org.
Collections made on favorable terms.
I. 11. BOllTJM.
A Good Shave, Shampoo, Hair
Uut, gleaned or Uressed.
Hot and Cold Baths at all Hours
Children Kindly treated. Call and see me.
ED. KELLENBERGER, Prop.
Fresh & Salted Beef, Pork, Mut
ton, Sausage, Bologna & Ham.
BACON ASD LAED ALWAYS M HAND
Street, tebamia. Org.
EAST AND SOUTH
Southern Pacific Route.
TUE MOUNT SHASTA ROl'TE.
EXPB1SS TRAINS LEAVE PORTLAND DAILY:
IfllP. M. I I.V
Portland Ar I ;3l a. m.
Albany Ar I 6:15 A. M.
San Francisco Lt OO p. X.
10:28 P.M. I Lv
10 M A.M. 1 Ar
Above trnlna stop only at the following stations
north of Kosetmrg: Fjmt Portland, Oregon City,
Woodburn, Salem,. Albany, Tangent, pnwiua,
Ualsoy, Haniaburg, Junction Cliy, Irvine and
Tourist Sleeping Cars
For accommodation of Seoond-Class Passengers.
WEST SIIK DITISION.
BETWEEN rORTLAXD 1XD C0RVALL1S.
Mall Train Daily (Except Sunday.)
Lt I It
IS :10 P. X.
At Albany and Corvallls connect with trains of
Oregon Paotflc Railroad.
(Express Train Daily Except Sunday.)
T : P. M. I Ar
Portland Ar I 8 ri A. n.
McMinnvlUe Lt 5:45 A. X.
a-Through tickets to all polnta East and South.
For tickets and full tnfonunllon rfgarding
rates, mnps, etr., call on C'o's agent atlebanon.
K. HUEULEK, , J . KUUtKN
Manager. Aaatt. F. P. Agt
A Bnbstitnte Tor the Potato.
Albert Meyer, a chemist, while in
conversation recently with the editor
of the St. Fault Globe, spoke quite en
thusiastically of a new tuberiferous
plant which he thought would do ex
ceedingly well if introduced in the
northwestern states. He said :
A few years afro a scientist discov
ered in Japan a plant resembling: the
potato, and sent samples of it to Ber
lin and Paris to be experimented on
These experiments have been decided
successes, and the new potato has
been extensively introduced in Berlin
and Paris, especially in hotels and
restaurants. A number of fanners in
our vicinity, with whom I conversed
on the subject, are willing to experi
ment on the plant next season. The
Royal Prussian society of Berlin has
taken pains to make experiments with
the plant. The scientific name of this
plant is stachys tuberifera, but as to
their form they might be called pine
cones. Stachvs affinis is another
name, and lately they have given it
the name stachys Sieboldii. The cul
tivation is the same as the potato,
and there have been found over 100
knolls in one hill ; some say as many
as 300, but this is probably exagger
ated. They are, of course, not as
large as our common potato. Ac
cording to the Garden Flora, the organ
of the society, the analysis of the fruit
Carbon hydrate ( Frlnclpl galactan ) 16.5"
There is neither starch nor sugar,
but galactan, a substance between
both. Stachys afilnis or tulerifera is
an agreeable tasting vegetable when
boiled in salt water and served with
butter and parsley sauce. Some ieople
ike them seethed in oil, but that is
merely a matter of taste. Prepared
like ponimes de terre frites ( potatoes
cut in small slices and fried in butter),
they are claimed to be a delicious dish.
The taste is at first like that of a sweet
potato, but one will soon feel a very
fine piquant taste. They do not need
to be peeled, but are only washed
clean in water, which is another bless
ing to the housekeeper. They are
kept in the ground as late as possible,
and preserved packed in sand in the
cellar during the winter months.
Exposed to the air they will shrink
and lose their nice, white, mother-of-pearl-like
color. The dant is winter
hardy, and thrives in any soil. Frost
does not hurt them, and to have them
always fresh they are left in the
ground and dug as wanted. In our
climate it is best to keep them in a
ditch or in sand in the cellar. W.
Perring, inspector of the royal botan
ical garden in Berlin, informs me that
the production is very large, and that
there are many enthusiasts in favor
of the new plant in that city, which
prophesies for the plant a great future.
The expectations of high prices and
large yields will induce a good many
farmers to make a trial with the new
plant. I have already quite a uumber
of orders for seed.
To make honey vinegar 1 gallon of
vinegar, 1 pound of honey and 1 gallon
of water is required. That is, 29 pounds
of honey will make (water being
added to it enough to fill a regular 32
gallon barrel) 1 barrel of the best
vinegar. Use common alcohol bar
rels ; saw out one of the barrel heads
and paint the outside to prevent iron
hoops from being destroyed by the
vinegar. Keep it in a house cellar, so
covered with burlap as to keep the
dust out and let the air in. One year
converts this water and honey into
the choicest vinegar.
A bill has been introduced in con
gress to improve the channel of Snake
river from Lewiston, Idaho, to the
mouth of Burnt river, in Oregon.
The population of the state is 349,390.
W. C. Cunninffton, a San Francisco
faro dealer, committed suicide with
I poison at Tacoma Feb. 20.
I wisli to draw the readers ut ten
lion to the fact that from the time the
yeast is mixed with the flour till the
bread comes from the oven there is a
chemical action which requires some
mechanieal skill to secure good sweet
bread. Hops are often used by yeast
makers, but they have no agency in
the chemical change necessary to pro
duce good bread, on the contrary they
are more of an antiseptic than a fer
ment and are not used in making
much of the good yeast found in the
market. The first chemical action
taking place Is the action of the dis
astase on starch, which Is soon con
verted into dextrine and sugar. The
next chemical action Is the fermenta
tion of the sugar, which develops car
bonic and alcohol which divides the
particles of flour nnd swells the dough
to the proper point of lightness for
the oven. Here comes in the mechan
ical skill to know when it is ready for
3ie oven, for if the gas and vapor
rupture the outer crust of the dough
the gad (carbonic acid ) eseapes, per
mitting the air to mingle with the
vapors of the alcohol and quickly
aldehyde is formed by the acetic acid
and the result heavy sour bread.
To Ik? sure of sweet bread all the
working of the dough should Ik? done
when the yenst is added, the dough
placed in the proper pan and when
light placed In the oven, avoiding a
second working as many good house
keetwrs insist on doing, which neces
sarily deprives the dough of the first
fermation of carbonic acid and the
vapors of alcohol, which thereby en
dangers the oxidation of the alcohol
into acetic acid, more or less of which
Is almost alwa-s found in bakers'
The next chemical change is in the
baking, which breaks up the grain of
starch not changed by the disastase
or yeast and by a certain degree of
heat converts the starch into soluble
starch, gum and sugar, which are
more digestible than pure starch. The
mechanical part is to know the proper
degree of heat to do this ; between 4O0
and 50i) degrees of Fahrenheit is
necessary to deprive the starch of a
certain amount of water, leaving the
carbon in excess over normal starch.
If not hot enough the bread will not
be sweet and only fit for toast, which
completes the baking. If the stove is
too hot, too much of the water is
driven of.', and common charcoal or
burnt bread is the result. Sour bread
is made more desirable for the stomach
by toasting, which evaporates the
acid and converts the starch into
dextrine and sugar. Hence the sweet
ness of a well-toasted slice of bread,
which does not require any great
mechanical skill, as the change is i
sight and the color indicates the
The first consideration is good yeast,
for without it good bread is out of the
question with the best of flour, while
with good fresh yeast good bread can
be made with inferior flour. In all
cities there is no trouble to secure
good yeast, as it is furnished daily in
the form of small cakes, and I have
never found any better than what is
known as Fleishmann yeast. It will
not keep long, hence the importance
of being furnished daily to the dealers.
From its nature it cannot keep long,
being a plant which must be kept
moist. When dry the plant is likely
to be killed and lose all power of
changing the starch, the first chem
ical change mentioned. The same
rules hold good with all doughs raised
by yeast. In raising flour with yeast
powders, so called, there is no chem
ical change, simply a diffusion of the
carbonic acid set free from the soda
used, mixed with some acid, usually
cream tartar. This is a chemical
action, the acid of the cream tartar
(tartaric) uniting with the soda and
forming Rochelle salts in the bread
Alum is sometimes used, aud in one
of the popular powders phosphoric
acid i.j the acid used, and this mar ic
considered the most harmless as it
one of the Important agent of animal
life. A. P. Sharp in Now England
Buckwheat Cakes. Nice buckwheat
cakes are made of four cups of buck
wheat flour, one scant cup of yellow
Indian meal, a teaspoonful of salt
mixed up with three cups of hot water
and one cup or cold milk, making the
mixture about blood warm. Beat this
batter vigorously, and add a cup of
liquid yeast or a yeast cake dissolved
in a cup of warm water. Buckwheat
cakes, alter the first rising, should be
raised with some of the batter. For
this purpose, thero should always be
made at least a pint more than is used
each time, and this should be set
away in a cool place to serve as yeast
for the next batch of cakes. These
cakes raised with buckwheat batter
will be better than the first raised with
Apple Pudding. Pare, quarter and
core six tart apples. Put them in a
porcelaine-lined kettle. Add half a
pint of water and grated rind of one
orange and six ounces of sugar, cover
the kettle and simmer continually,
until the apples are reduced one-half.
Stir frequently to prevent scorching.
When clear and thoroughly done,
turn them into a dish and put them
away until very cold. Then beat the
whites of six eggs to a stifffroth. Add
four ounces of powdered sugar. Beat
again, until white and dry. Pour this
over the apples, dust thickly with
chopped almond. Sprinkle with pow
dered sugar. Wrap a piece of brown
paper around the dish and place in
oven until it is a golden brown. Serve
cold with cream.
Fried Salsify.- -Wash and scrape
well two pounds of salsify, using the
crowns also which are the most del
icate parts of the roots. Boil them
in salted water until half done, then
take them up and grate them. Add
to the grated salsify two gills of flour,
a quarter of a pound of butter, salt
and pepper to taste, four eggs beaten
separately very light, and sufficient
cream to make a very thick batter.
Drop from a spoon -in boiling lard.
When brown, remove to a hot aish
and serve at once. i
"Unprecedented floods were caused
in Virginia, Pennsylvania and south
ern Ohio by heavy rains Feb. 17.
Riverside. W. Va.. a town of 1000 In
habitants, was washed away. The
Last summer Federal Judcres Phil
lips and Foster enjoined the state
authorities of Kansas from prosecut
ing criminally persons charged with
violations of the liquor law in that
state. On the final hearintr Judcre
Caldwell has dissolved the injunction
to mteiiere with criminal prosecutions
in courts of law, because the act of
congress expressly prohibits United
States courts from enjoining proceed
ings in state courts except m cases or
Two prisoners, one colored ami one
white, were taken from the jail at
Gainesville, Fla., Feb. 17, by a mob
and hanged. They had been arrested
a short time berore lor complicity in
recent crimes conynitted thereabouts.
A gang of sympathizers with the
Farmers'" Alliance wrecked the office
of the Wichita ( Kas.) Advocate, de
stroyed Its contents and threw the
press in the river piecemeal. They
attacked the Echo office but were
driven away by the use of firearms.
Charles Foster, erovernor of Ohio.
has leen nominated secretary of the
Barrundia's widow says she will sue
the United States for 1.000.ooo in
demnity for Mizner's letter which
caused the death of her husband.
The free coinage" bill has been
squelched in committee.
The steamer Sherlock struck a
bridge pier at Cincinnati Feb. 17 and
was wrecked and lour or five lives
The calaboose at Schell Citv. Mo..
burned Feb. 16 with John Trout t, a
drunkard, In it.
The attempt to graft a piece of lone
from a dog's leg into that of Johnnie
Gethins at the New York charity hos
pital is now reported to have proved
a complete failure.
Gottleib Jacob was lieing lowered
into a well at Oswego Feb. lit when
the windlass broke and he fell to the
liottom and was fatally injured.
Secretary George J. Gibson of the
whisky trust, who was arrested by
United States officers for conspiracy
to blow up the anti-trust Shufeldt dis
tillery at Chicago, has since leen in
dicted in a state court for the same
Cuptain Francis L. Norton, his wife,
his neice and a crew of seven started
from New York for France in a life
boat Nov. 24 and are believed to have
perished at sea.
Spain is trying to get Blaine to ad
mit Cuban tobacco free.
The strike at the Chicago steel
works has collapsed after three
Leurssen, who modeled the bust of
Garfield, died of apoplexy at Berlin
Feb. 20 aud his wife died of grief the
Resubmission of the prohibitory
clause in the constitution of South
Dakota has been defeated in the sen
ate, 19 to 12.
Joel S. Jones, a Tacoma saloon
keejer, tried to get a divorce from his
wife on the ground of cruelty but she
disproved his charge and proved that
he had deserted her and he was or
dered to pay her $50 a month. He
then went to Chicago and sued for
divorce, swearing she had deserted
him in 1888, and now he is in tlanger
of prosecution for perjurj .
Houses were unroofed and trees
torn up by the roots by a storm at
Presburg, Hungary, Feb. 18, and an
earthquake followed which destroyed
two large buildings, one of which was
a girls' college.
The shipping federation, organized
to resist demands of union men, now
embraces seven-eighths of the ton
nage of Great Britain.
Union men, who control the hand
ling of freight in Australia, refuse to
handle goods going to or from ships
loaded aud unloaded In England by
The Argentine troops have revolted
and taken Cordova.
A stranger snatched $GO,000 from a
clerk in the bank of Scotland in Lon
don Feb. 10 and escaped with it.
Tadlewskl, tho nihilist who killed the
Russian chief of secret police, Seliver
skoff, in Paris, has been drowned and
otherwise killed several times in the
Associated Press dispatches, and now
he has been eaten by wolves near
Phillippopolis and his remains identi
fied by pajers found in the pockets of
Portugal will borrow $15,000,000 from
Smallpox prevails about Belfast.
Troops have been called out In the
Charlerol district of Belgium to pre
vent an uprising of workmen demand
ing universal suffrage.
The National League at Cork has
adopted resolutions declaring Parnell
the sole leader of the Irish people.
Sadler, arrested for the last White
chapel murder, declares that tho
police arc suppressing evidence in his
favor, being determined to convict
somebody to partially retrieve their
The Cuban government captured a
band of supposed robbers under the
leadership of Domingo Montelongo
and murdered them all without trial
Feb. 7, after setting them on board a
steamer under promise or giving them
their liberty if they would leave Cuba.
The Chilean rebels are still gaining
ground. They have captured Iquiqui.
After the czar got his debt refunded
by the aid of Jewish bankers, under
implied promises of ceasing the per
secution of the race, the persecution
increased in ferocity and now the
Rothschilds threaten financial war
A woman whose throat had been
cut and her chest cut open was found
dead in London Feb. 7. The populace
said Jack the Ripper did it, while the
police still claimed that they had Jack
in custody and that the woman com
mitted suicide, until it was proved
that five of the Jack the Ripper crimes
were committed while the man they
now Imve was at sea.
President Bogran of Honduras
thinks no Central American war is
Strong forces of police and troops
have been called out to prevent riot
ing by striking dockers at Cardiff.
The strike collapsed.
The resolution disestablishing the
church in Wales was defeated iiijpar
liament, 235 to 203.
Buenos Ayrea is in a state of selge.
The Summer Fishers.
Three flahcrs went sailing out in the lake,
Out into the lake as the sun went down;
Each thought on the biggest lie ha could
And the reporters stood watching them out
of the town:
For flnhers will lie and reporters believe.
For 'twas ever their wont though they seldom
For we've all been fishing ourselves I
Three editors sat in their offices high.
And they made up their sheets as the moon
And each murmured, "I'll glance at the usual
And they picked up the "copy with dark
'For papers must print the fisher's tale
Though it calmy tells of booking a whale
lor we've all been Huhing ourselves.
Three Journalists lay on the office floor
la the gaslight gleam when the foreman
tH me 'round.
For each had rend the tale from the shore
A nd each had sunk down In a deadly swound.
For the fisher had said and the scribes had
That all that eve not a fish had bitten
And truth was stranger than fiction 1
A WC-IAX'S EUUOU.
The young people of Groveland were
baTing a picnic. It was in a pleasant
grove just at the edge of the main
Most of the village girls were there,
dressed in their crisply-starched and
neatly-ironed white dresses; some with
bright-colored sashes and bows to
match, others wreathed with wild
flowers gathered in the woods, which
stretched invitingly awav in the shady
coolness at the back of the grove.
Conspicuous among the rustic
beauties was Barbara Wildman. She
was a tall bright-looking girl, whose
great dark eyes usually flashed back a
merry answer to the jests of the rustic
beaux, who generally hovered around
her like moths around a flame.
Just now, however, their brightness
was under a cloud; for Mark Everson
was standing at her side, and the
tete-a-tete she had for some time been
endeavoring to avoid was inevitable.
She was sorry to lose Mark's friend
ship, and with a woman's instinct she
knew that it must be all or nothing
from henceforth with him; and with a
newly-learned insight into her own
heart, she now knew that she did not
Her answer must be "'So.
With all her gay friendly ways she
had not an atom of intentional co
quetry about her, and with a sudden
resolution to end his suspense she
turned towards him.
'Well, Mark," she said gently,
"what is it you want to say to me?'
"You must know without my telling.
Oh, Barbara, it is your own sweet self I
want! I have been as true to you as
the needle is to the pole since the time
when, a little boy and girl, we used to
go nutting together.
"Poor Mark! I am sorrv."
There was no mistaking the express
ion of the soft brown ejes. Genuine
pity was in them for the pain she was
causing, but no love.
"Don't, Barbara! I can't bear it!
Give me a chance before too say a
decided 'No. I'll do things for you no
one ever did before, if you'll only
promise to try and love meJ'
Just then a young rain rode by on a
powerful black horse. Mark saw a
euddeu change pass over Barbara'
face. Turning, he saw, with a bitter
pain tugging at his heart-strings, that
the eyes of the girl that he loved were
resting on the strangers lace with a
rapt Tinfrerinj; expression in them
which had never irradiated them for
him, her old-time faithful friend.
There was no mistaking the answer
ing look in the eyes of the equestrian,
as, bowing low, he rode lingeringly by,
turning ever and anon to smile at the
j fair face which Mark knew now was
not to be the light of his home.
"So it is that stranger whom you
love! You need not deny it," he said
almost fiercely. "I saw it in your
Barbara answered, proudly;
"I do not wish to deny it." Then,
with a sudden change of manner, she
held out her hand: "I love him as I
love my life, and have promised to
marry him; but, dear old Mark, let
us befriends for the sake of the pleasant
days ol our happy childhood, lie my
Mark hesitated; but he could not re
sist the pleading wistfulness of the
eyes, whose brightness shone through
a mist which suggested that tears
were not far away. He took the soft
little hand in his great brown palm,
hardened by manly toil.
"I will be jour friend, Barbara, but
I cannot see you and be in your society
as I have been. I could not bear it.
I shall sell the farm, and leave the
"No, Mark; you need not do that to
avoid seeing me; for we are to be
married next week, and and I shall
go with him.
Mark looked at her in pained sur
prise, as, blushingly and hesitatingly,
she told him this, overcoming her
maidenly shyness and reserve so that
the honest heart, whose friendship she
coveted, would not drive its owner to
take a rash step which might mar his
"Going away so soon, and with a
perfect strangeri" Oh, little .Barbara!
what do you know of him? He may
be a fraud, for augrht vou can tell."
A sudden anger flashed up in the
girl s eyes.
"I know this, Mark: I love him, and
it is cruel in you to make such a sug
gestion." "But you know nothing of his family
of his past life."
"Ho brought letters to auntie. His
mother was an old friend of hers.
Don't be worried, dear old Mark. He
is as good as gold. I would stake my
life on it."
Mark sighed heavily and turned
away. The joy of the afternoon had
gone for him, and another hour found
him on his way home.
He did not see Barbara ajrain until
long after her marriage, though her
wedding was quite an event in the
quiet neighborhood, lor the friends and
neighbors were invited for miles
around, but poor heart-sick Mark stayed
away. For weeks after the beauty
and happiness of the bride was the
village gossip, and Mark heard it talked
oyer until he felt as though he must cry
out in his agony.
Several years passed by, during
which Mark led a lonely life. His dis
appointment, while not souring his
kindly nature, had made him indiffer
ent to social pleasures.
But after a time his uncle Clifton
moved with his family into the village.
He had a number of daughters
pleasant lively girls and it was not
long before they drew Mark "out of
his shell," as they called it.
He rew to enjoy their merry chat
ter, and found his way to their home
'r" of the cousins had formed
frit. nip with a young girl named
Al' 'arron, while, away at .school.
It had proved more lasting than the
ordinal liking between schoolmates.
and she was to spend toe summer in
She was a gentle little thins1, whose
shy blushes at the most trivial word ad
dressed her by Mark at first amused
him greatly. He tried to draw her out, !
and in doing so, found, after a time, j
that Alice, with her childish ways, I
had broneht teace and hanniness into !
tne heart once so mieu witn tue imace
of the lost Barbara.
From the first, Mark had seemed to
Alice all that was good and noble, bo
his wooing was a speedy one, and in a
twelvemonth after his introduction,
Everson Farm had a gentle mistress.
tjomtort and luxury Joined hands in
beautifying the quaint old homestead,
for the prosperous young farmer had
plenty ot money, and "Alice must have
pretty surroundings," he thought
tenderly, "to make up for such a com
monplace workaday sort of s husband."
lt would not have done to say the
concluding clause aloud, however, for
he well knew that the little woman
would not have changed him for a
king; though he considered himself
sadly overrated in her mind, it was
very sweet to have it so.
Barbara had fallen completely out
of the Groveland world. The aunt
with whom she had lived died sudden
ly soon after her marriage, and all
trace of the village beauty seemed to
If Mark ever thought of her it was to
wonder at the poignancy of the old
sufferings. His wedded happiness had
been without a cloud to mar its bright
ness. Alice, as a matron, had grown.
even more attractive than in her girl
hood. Uare sat lightly on her white
forehead, and her soft pink cheeks
seemed made for dimples to play hide-
One evening Mark came home from
his weekly marketing expedition to the
neighboring town seemingly strange
ly thoughtful and troubled. Alice
noticed it. and, after a time, said:
"Has anything gone wrong with you
He looked up in surprise.
"Why, little wife? What put that
into your head?"
"1 don t know, 1 m sure; unless it is
that vou seem so quiet and unlike your
self. Mark thought a moment, then he
"The truth is, Allie, I am sorry and
pained, but not for myself. Did vou
ever hear anyone speak of a girl who
was once the beauty of the village
Barbara Wild ma n.
Alice had heard the whole story
of Mark's infatuation and disappoint
ment, but she made no sign, though
her heart gave a great throb at hearing
the name from her husband's lips.
"Why, what ol her? she asked
"1 saw ner to-day, and it made my
heart ache. She is the mere shadow of
what she was, and she is alone and
friendless. Think of it! Barbara
Wildman looking for employment!
Couldn't we find a place for her, Allie?
She was a notable worker in the old
times, and could help in the butter and
Alice would rather have died than
let Mark see the keen pain that his
words had caused her. The thonght
of his first love domiciled in her
house! It was like a dart aimed at
her heart. But she was too noble not
to strive against the unworthy feeling.
and as soon as she could command her
voice, she answered:
"Certainly, Mark. If it would please,
you, bring her here. There is always
room tor an extra helper.
So it was arranged, Barbara came.
A quiet reserved woman still beauti
ful but not with the winsome bright
ness of old. Suffering and sorrow had
set its stamp upon her high broad fore
head, and the great bright eyes seemed
looking away into some unapproach
able distance. Her lips were enut so
tightly together that the pretty pouting
curves which Mark remembered so
well had merged into straight red lines
suggesting an idea of firmness which
made her face too severe-looking to be
she went about her duties with a
pre-occupied air, as though her
thoughts were far awav; but they were
faithfully performed. She made no
effort towards sociability.
Alice at first regarded her with
mixture of feeling; but she soon grew
to feel only a sorrowful pity for the
lonely nn happy woman moving about
in her sombre black robes.
The Everson household was a strange
ly happy one. Sometimes Mark's
quick temper made him unreasonable
and exacting, and hastv words would
escape his lips; but Alice had sweet
loving ways of her own that he conld
not resist, one would go up to him
and thread her fingers through his
curly brown hair, and put up her lips
for a kiss: so what with some would
have ended in a quarrel, invariably
made Mark feel that no one' in the
wide world had such a dear little wife
as his own cross surly self," as he
would mentally stigmatise himself.
Barbara, being constantly with them
was often an nnthought-of-witness of
these scenes, where a loving word
turned awav wrath.
Once she disappeared suddenly, and
when in a few moments, Alice had
need of her services, and went to her
room to call her, she found her kneel
ing by the bedside, sobbing convul
Going to her, she put her tender
arms about her, and said gently:
"Tell me your trouble, Barbara.
Perhaps it will make your heart lighter
to speak ol it.
The woman raised her head and
looked wonderingly into the kind sym
pathetic face for a "moment.
At first she made no answer, but
rocked herself to and fro, moaning to
"I am unworthy, and God has pun
Alice caught the words, and said
"If you have done wrong, and are
sorry for it, He who chastiseth the chil
dren He loveth will also forgive."
"Can He bring the dead to life?" said
Barbara, suddenly looking at Alice
with eyes that seemed to read her very
"It is past the time of miracles; but
He can bring healing to the afflicted
heart of the mourner."
The woman's dark eyes filled with
'There is no death like that of love,
and I have killed that in my husband's
heart. He hates me! and I I am to
blame, I see it all now. Had I been
like you, the gates of my paradise
would never have been shut upon me.
But I drove him from me with my
hateful wicked temper, and the rest of
my life will be joyless and wretched fl
it deserves to be. Ik
"While there is life there lipe,
said A' ee solemnly. The wor ..: r'-"ie
to h' f " --qtinctively. She was g
sV-'' . ' fto learn that BarbarVa, -
band sim lived, as, judging from Tier
deep mourning, she had thought her .
"Are you in earnest? Do vou reallv
think whatvou sav?" Barbara's whole
soul seemed concentrated in ber eager
eyes.as she looked at Mark's wife. "You
are an angel, and 1 will believe what
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mj whprpin mv wpnnAi hnmnMH wai
wrecked. I should have given my hus
band loving words and caresses, in
stead of anger and neglect. I would
give ten years of my life to see him,
and tell him of ray love and repentance.
But it is too late. ' '
They were interrupted by a sudden
sound of hurrying footsteps.
1 he door opened and Mark entered.
followed by a stranger to Alice, but not
She sprang forward with a wild cry.
and was canght to his breast.
"Oh, Elmer, forgive forgive V
"My poor girl! It is I who should
plead to you for forgiveness. Canyon
let the past be as a sealed book, and
begin our life over again?"
-"Oh. so gladly so iovfullv! If vnn
only knew now I longed to see yonr
dear face since my wild flight away
Irom you anywhere 1 thought, so as
to relieve . you of my unwelcome
"And 1, too, my darung! iiile has
seemed a blank since I lost you! But,
please God, nothing shall again divide
Elmer Haughton was wealthy; and
in her wild anger at some fancied neg
lect of her handsome worshipped hus
band, Barbara had thought to punish
him by leaving her elegant home, and
going away from him penniless.
As she bad told Alice, her temper
was fiery and unreasonable. Its con
stant friction had worn upon Elmer
until his fervent love had apparently
merged into indifference towards the
wife whose beauty and bright ways
had first attracted him.
But mutual absence had proved to
each how great was their love for one
another. Owing to the influence of the
example which Alice had unconsciously
held before Barbara, all is now peace
and happiness with the re-united pair.
THE MONKEY AND THE MIRROR.
Some years ago an "aqaarium sad
menagerie" in Boston came to grief and
was sold under the hammer.
After the Sheriff's visit there remained
nothing on the premises bat m few mir
rors, which bad lined a passage way,
and a cage filled with a forlorn lot Of
monkeys which nobody had bees willing,
Mischievous boys broke the mirrors
and threw pieces of them into the monk
eys' cage. And so it befell that fot
want of something better to do one of
the monkeys took up a piece of the glast
and held it reflectively in his paws.
Suddenly the monkey started and hie
countenance assumed an expression of
mingled astonishment and rage. He saw
soother monkey or he thonght he did
boldly looking tufoagh the glass at
him, as he had seen people look at bins
through windows many a time and oft.
Disturbed by the fancied approach ol
this phantasmal monkey, which wai
nothing more nor less than the presenta
tion of himself in the mirror, he chatter
ed at it and extended a warning paw.
To his immense surprise the other
monkey did the same thing, which was
at once construed as an insult. The
monkey holding the glass thereupon put
forth a sudden paw, with a view to
grasping the adversary who was derid
But although the paw went around
the side of the glass like lightning, it
encountered nothing, for the simple
reason that nothing was there.
Again and again did the angry mon
key endeavor to come at the enemy,
which chattered when he chattered and
threatened when he threatened. He
reached over the top of the glass, he
threw down the glass and tried to flatten
the enemy beneath it, bat all was of no
HOLDING THE MIRROR XTP TO XATTTKK.
To his apprehension there was a mon
key behind the glass which conld make
himself visible or invisible at wilL He
sat back on his haunches and stared
blankly into the glass the picture of
bewilderment and baffled rage.
At this juncture a small, soft-hatred
monkey, who bad been observing with
great curiosity the maneuvers of his
elder, descended deftly from his perch to
the floor and slid quickly to the back of
the mirror which the despairing monkey
held. There he sat, cnddled in a little
brown heap, blinking and wondering
why he conld not see through to hia
elder, who was lost in such a brown
After a few moments the elder mon
key's features assumed an air of intenso
decision. He bad determined to make
one more trial for a solution of this great
question and if it failed he would own
himself vanquished by magic. No, it
could hot be; he wonld feel once mora
behind the mirror. There must be a
. In another instant his paw had de
scended upon the little soft-haired mon
key. His face shone with triumph. He
threw away the fragment of mirror,
jumped to his feet, grappled the little
monkey, and proceeded to give him a
most tremendous thrashing.
As he flew round the cage, wiping np the
floor with the little monkey, it was easy
to see he was convinced that he bad been
right all the time. This was the mon
key who bad been there and had derided
him, and he meant to teach him a lesson
that he would never forget.
It is related of a horse at Janesville,
Wis., noted for his intelligence, that
daring a recent store- finding that his
Hi" tvnro -V-V orvtn.t k Yap aamfarr 1nr.
ing a slippery trip, he pushed the barn
door open and started on a steady trot
for the blacksmith's. Once in the shop r
he stood back and waited his turn as-.
decorously as though "going -a-sbop
ping" on his own hook was an evec
day occurrence. Finally one-of tf
men brought out his tools and beg
tapping on the fourfooted custom
shoes as though putting ou ajiiii -.
The animal showed unmistakable sig
of approval, and vchen the 'liatumert; -was
finished troVrd out and made -way
home, jierf.. contented.