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About The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898 | View Entire Issue (March 13, 1891)
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LEBANON, OREGON,- FRIDAY, MARCH 13. 1891.
AY. B. DON AC A,
Grooeries and Provisions,
Cigars, Tobacco, Funiisliing Goods,
First-Glass Goods at Reasonable Prices.
GIVE ME A TRIAL AND BE CONVINCED.
Ccmritrv Produce Talceu in Exchange lor
KEEP ON HAND A STOCK OF
Shingles, Posts, Boards and Pickets.
VY C. PETERSON,
PETERSON & GARLAND,
Real Estate Brokers
HAVE OX HANI)
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.
Satisfaction Guaranteed. Have on hand some CHOICE CI1 1
PROPERTY , Residence and Business. Bargains
In all Additions to the Town.
Houses Rented and Farms Leased.
London & Liverpool & Globe Irmranie Co.
Guardian Assurance Co., of London.
Oakland Home Insurance Co., of Oakland, Crl.
State Insurance Co.. of Salem, Oi -j rn.
Farmers' and Merchants' a Co., of Salem.
Collections Receive Prompt Attention. Notary Business a Specialty. We take
pleasure in giving our patrons all information desired In our line of business.
J. A. BEARD,
Druggist and Apothecary.
Pure Drugs and Medicines, Paints, Oil, Glass, .
STATIONERY, FINE PERFUMERY, BRUSHES AND COMBS,
CIGARS AND FANCY TOILET ARTICLES.
MAIN ST., LEBANON, OR.
PRESCRIPTIONS ACCURATELY COMPOUNDED.
DR. C. H. DUCKETT,
D K NTI ST
ATTORNEY- AT - LAW.
Office over FirBt National Bank.
AlBASl, ... - - OREGON".
W. R. PILYEU,
ATTORNEY- AT- li AW.
Groceries and ' Provisions.
Tobacco and Cigars,
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
Queensware and Glassware, Lamps and
PAY CASH FOR EGGS.
Main Street. Lebanon, Oregon
R. L. McCLUEE
(Successor to C. II. Harmon.)
Baiter : and : Hairdresser.
"sring:, Haircutting- and Shampoo
be latest and best style-Jpee-itin
paid to dresiDguadies'
. "" T"" .re&peQf f""" so-
SAM'L M. (fAHLAXl),
J. L. COWAN. i. M. K ALSTON
Bank of Lebanon,
Transacts a General Banking Business.
ACCOUNTS KEPT SUBJECT TO
Exchange sold on New York, San
raceisco, Portland and Albany, Org.
Collections made on favorable terms.
A Good Shave, Shampoo, Hair
Cut, Cleaned or Dressed.
Hot and Cold Baths at ail Hours.
Children Kindly treated. Calland see me.
ED. KELLEN8ERGER, Prop.
Fresh & Salted Eeef, Pork, Mut
ton, SAUSAGE, xJOTiOGNA & HAM.
BAC03 SD T v 0 ALWAYS OX HAND
BAST AND SOUTH
Southern Pacific Route.
THK MOV NT SHASTA KOl'TE.
HHUMTBAISH LEAVE POBTI.ASD DA1LT :
1 :(0 r. h7 I.t
10:S8 r.M. 1 l.T
10:15 A.M. I Ar
Portland Ari; A. M.
Albany Ar :1J A. M.
San I rauoliK-o Lt ahi r.
A bore train stop only at the following1 stations
north of Hixwlmrg: Kjihi Portland, Oregon City,
Wooatburn, Salem, Albany, Tangent, Hhedds,
Malvey, Harrixhurg-, Junction City, lrrlng and
Kosebura; Mall Dally.
8 MO A.
13 ?) V.
Ar 410 P. M.
Ar I l'iu M.
l.T : A. M.
Albany Loral llally (Except Sunday.)
5 p. M. I
M P. M. I
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l'awngtr Train Dally Excrpt
S -.-ja P.
Arl :S4 A. M.
L 8 :0 A. M.
Ar I 4 :21 P. M.
I.T S :t P. M.
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PULLMAN BUFFET SLEEPERS.
Tourist Sleeping Cars
For accommodation of Recond-Clsuw Paaaengera.
attacued to Espreita trains.
WEST SIDE DIVISION.
BETWEEN 1)RTLAXD AND CORTALLIS.
Hall Train Dally (Except Sunday.)
t aw a. m.
13 10 P. M.
It 1 13
:3o P. X.
At Albany and entrants connect with trains nf
Oivgon Pacinc Hallroad.
(Express Train Dally Except 8nnday.
4 :40 P. M.
T -.33 P. M.
TS -.20 A. M.
6:4.1 A. M.
4BThrongh tickets to all points East and South.
lor tickets and lull Information rrgardlng
rates, ninps, etc., call on Co's acnt atlebanon.
K. KOEHLEK. K. f. KOtiKlf.
Manger. Asst G. F. k P. Aft
"Napoleon of Finance " Ives Is out
of jail and active in Wall street again.
The barbed-wire trust is complete.
Constitutional prohibition hn been
indefinitely postponed in the Minne
A dispaU'h from Guthrie, Ok., says :
At the county election the Farmers'
Alliance ticket was successful, but the
Republican oftiee-ho'.ders, claiming
the election to have been held without
authority, refused to give up their
oflices. The farmers set up indepen
dent offices, and broke into the old
county offices, opened the safes and
vaults with crowbars and sledgeham
mers, and took possession of the
books and began business.
Dave Seville killed Mart Majesty in
a prizefight at Nelsonville, O., Feb. 25.
John L. Sullivan talked abusively to
a train hand at Augusta, (ia., Feb. 24,
and the railroader knocked the slog
gerdowuand blacked his eyes and
beat him until bystanders Interfered.
C. E. George and his bride were
dragged from their bed at Clear Lake,
la., Fob. 24, their wedding night, by
White Caps and George was driven
from town, lie was a well-known
business man and no cause for tiie
outrage is known except the opposi
tion of the bride's family to the mar
riage. Oliver Bcilly, in charge of the rail
road coal chute at Salida, Col., at
tempted to drive away a coal thief
Feb. 22 and Conductor Suliivan inter
fered in favor of the thief, when lieilly
shot Sullivan dead. A mob gathered
and lynched lteilly before he could
make any explanation.
James Dougherty, Mary Anderson's
crazy admirer, has gone to prison for
life for killing Dr. Lloyd in the Flat
bush (N. Y.) insane asylum.
Edina, O., was nearly destroyed by
fire Feb. 25.
The Kansas legislature has reduced
passenger rates to 2 cents a mile.
AV. J. Elliott of the the Sunday Cap
itol, Cincinnati, and A. C. Osborne of
the Sunday Y orld or the same city did
some editorial work with revolvers
Feb. 24 and Osborne and a bvstander
named W. L. Hughes were shot dead,
a brother of Elliott was shot through
the arm and back and four others
The Pullman ear company's finishers
at Chicago demanded an increase in
wages and struck. Ihe company re
duced wages and sought other help.
Five men were taken out of the
Janesville (Pa.) mine alive Feb. 23,
eighteen days after the explosion. A
hundred and twenty dead bodies had
been recovered up to that time.
The house refuses to appropriate
$3,000,000 to pay judgments and debt
due from the government to the Pacific
railroads on the ground that the rail
roads will not be able to pay their
debt to the government when it falls
due. The senate passed a bill to pay
In western Pennsylvania 26,000 em
ployes of coke and iron works are on
A line of steamers has been estab
lished to run from Baltimore to Brazil.
Six persons were burned in a fire
that destroyed a Brooklyn tenement
house, occupied by thirty-two families,
Rev." J. C. Reed, pastor of the first
Baptist church at Grand Island, Neb.,
has left his wife and children and
eloped with Miss Lottie Zediker.
Resubmission of the prohibitory
clause in the constitution of Kansas
has been defeated in the legislature.
The Republicans and Democrats voted
for it but the Farmers' Alliance beat
The typefounders of the country
have formed a combine.
A snowslide at the Bullion King
mine, near Irwin, Col., Feb. 26, de
stroyed two houses and killed live
Domentrio Jauregui, the robber
who has loDg terrorized the state of
Jalisco, Mexico, with his band of mur
derers and robbers, has beea captured,
with six of his followers, and all shot.
The priests are actively supporting
the government in the Canadian cam
paign. Two watchmen have been killed and
eiten by wolves in the town of Kines
vir, Austria, and two clergymen
sujffered the same fate near town.
Smokers should be "mart enough to
know that the genu5 . ' "Seal of North
rjlrolina Plug Cut" ther- no more
ttfan poo" Tobacco,- : som' ,"vb
Swept by Flood.
The storm which set In Feb. 20 was
one of the most severe that has visited
southern California in years, and the
damage and destruction caused has
been found to bo general throughout
the southern portion of the coast.
Bridges were washed away, orchards
flooded, houses washed down stream,
rivers changed their courses and cut
new channels through valuable agri
cultural land and a number of people
were drowned. The downpour was
accompanied by a heavy windstorm,
something remarkable and heretofore
At Duarte a family named Wells,
recent arrivals from Iowa, ptartod to
seek a safe place when the flood came
upon them about C o'clock Monday
evening. For three hours the husband
and wife struggled to keep themselves
ar.d their child above water, but at
last their strength gave out and they
were drowned. The bodies of two
Mexicans were'recovered at Duarte.
It Is supposed they floated dowii from
The Santa Fe bridge one mile and a
quarter from Duarte gave way, and
with the accumulated debris t reated
a dam which turned the water Into
Duarte. At Compton a rancher while
driving some cattle to a safe point
and while fording the river was car
ried off from the back of his horse
At Downey the Hood was so great
that many residents were obliged to
take to the roofs of their houses, and
a number of them were washed away.
The work of the storm In the vicinity
of Downey Is something terrific to
contemplate. On Monday afternoon
Joseph Gilbert of Laguna, with sev
eral employes of the ranch, succeeded
in building a boat and were just in
time to, rescue Mrs. Grider from
drowning. They had no sooner got
the lady out of the house than it
parted In the middle and went floating
down the river.
The new and old Han Gabriel rivers
broke from their course and flooded
the country, sweeping everything in
At Yuma late Saturday night fears
began of trouble from the rise in Gila
river, which empties into the Colorado
near town. The work of strengthen
ing the levee at once began and was
coutinued with energy Sunday morn
ing. The levee was old and weak.
No work had been done, on it since
the flood of 1H84. At noon Sunday the
best-informed citizens said that every
body must go to work. All men were
pressed into service.
The river kept rising rapidly at the
rate of a foot an hour. Shortly after
noon the convicts in the penitentiary
were taken out and set to work and
the efforts of the citizens redoubled.
At 2 o'clock the leading merchants
said the levee must surely go, and
began banking up in front of their
stores. On Main street the work was
susjended, and the pewple in the
threatened districts liegan moving to
The levee broke about 4 o'clock.
Within an hour and a half the town
was under water. A hastily con
structed levee on the west side of
Main street stopped further spread.
Sacks of flour, bran and meal were
taken from the stores and piled up
with the dirt to form the levee. The
houses of the town an' mostly adobe.
The air was filled with the noise of
falling walls and the screams of women
an 1 children. Houses went down,
melting like sugar, the water ten feat
deep in places. Many pe ple had no
time to get out their furniture and
lost nil. One hundred houses were
ruined. One family was at supper
when the water rushed in at the doors,
and was up to their knees before they
could get out. A man in a saloon
named Oua Lee was drowned. There
was no other loss of life.
The railroad and telegraph offices
were flooded out. The levee on the
Colorado side was cut uud the water
inside was thus kept from rising. The
flooded district was mostly inhabited
by Mexican families though there
were some Americans. It covers some
Every business house was destroyed.
The loss of property and livestock
in Gila valley was immense.
There is but one bridge left whole
on the Santa Ana river, and that is
the Santa Fe bridge on the lied lands
branch. The Southern Pacific bridge
on the Santa Ana river is partially
destroyed. -The Santa Fe bridge on
the road to Riverside is gone. The
motor bridge on the line to Riverside
is gone also. The wagon bridge,
within fifty feet of the big flnme, is
gone. The flume is over COOO feet long.
The pipe line for Riverside's domes
tic supply of water was damaged also.
The American schoolhouse on Lytic
creek went down with the flood. Sev
eral houses and barns along Lytle
creek were washed away, and many
acres of valuable property. The
county hospital grounds were washed
away very badly.
All the families between San Ber
nardino and Lytle creek, south of the
city, left their houses and moved into
town, some moving during the night.
One hundred feet of the Southern
Pacific track between Colton and the
roundhouse was washed out.
Sunday night a portion of the roof
ofjthe Raymond Hotel at Pasadena
was blown oir and many of the win
dows shattered, damaging consider
ably the furniture. A massive stone
dam erected at a large expense by
James W. Sc6ville, a Chicago million
a5 re was swept-away by the raging
The washouts on the Atlantic and
Faclile were very bud. In the Ban
Francisco mountains the canyons
were blocked with snow and the heavy
rains falling on it caused It to melt
rapidly, and in consequence the Little
Colorado river and Its tributaries over
flowed their banks.
At Tla Juana every house but one
was floated from Its foundation. The
Inhabitants were paved hi bonis. The
Tia J nana river was never known to
be so high iH'fore. The railroad from
that town to Otay was washed away.
The stage that started from Stone
wall to Lakeport Feb. 21 was caught
In the upper Sweetwater, near Des
causo, and the horses and vehicle were
washed down with the torrent. The
driver, J. W. Stockton, jumped from
the box into the water and barely
reached the shore. The horses were
drowned, the Stonewall mail lost, and
the stage broken to pieces.
The bridges across ail the streams
between Lakeside and Dcscanso are
gone and casualties of a like natur 3
took place between Ramona and Lake
side. The Cuyaniaca railroad between
Fosters and Lakeside waa nearly all
washed out and many of the buildings
at Fosters were taken down the stream.
Nearly nil the small farms and vege
table gardens in the valley were swept
away. A milkman who attempted to
cross lost his horses, wagon and milk,
and barely saved his life. A Chinese
vegetable man also lost his hordes and
Several new county bridges over the
San Diego river have lice n washed
The railroads were damaged more
In El Cajon pass than ever In-fore, and
that U saying a great deal.
The damage In San Bernardino
county is estimated at from $:ioo,iRiO
to 500,ll W.
The Ran Franrlsro Women's Exchange.
The Women's Exchange is an in
stitution in San Francisco whose ob
ject is to afford a market where
deserving women can disiose of their
handiwork and where buyers can be
assured that they are bestowing their
patronage upon those who deserve it.
as well as where worthy women desir
ing permanent employment may find
situations. At the sixth annual meet
ing, Feb. 20, Mrs. John Currey, pres
ident, reviewed the work accomplished
by the exchange during the past year.
The total receipts for the twelve
months ended Jan. 1 were f 13,613 05.
The expenditures amounted to
f 40,138 45, leaving a cash balance in
bank at the end of the year of $3474 60.
During the year over 210 women
availed themselves of the privileges
offered by the exchange, and fifteen
others were found steady employment.
More would have been done, said
Mrs. Currey, had it not been for lim
ited accomodations. In this con nee-
tion the necessity of the exchange
having a building of its own was
urged with much earnestness.
Mrs. David Bixler, the treasurer,
reported that on Feb. 1, 1810, the ex
change had cash in hand to the
amount of $'.42'J 19, and on Feb. 1,
1891, it had $ 12,572 34 in the bank and
$331 45 with the liookkeoper, a total
of $12,903 79.
Mrs. Ella W. Morgan, chairnmu of
the admission committee, reported
that In the exhibiting department of
the exchange 7097 articles have been
sold and the amount received for them
is $9094 75, showing an increase over
the previous year of $1355 50. One con
signor or decorateu cmna alone nas
received in the past six months $301 75,
another consignor of dolls has re
ceived In the past year $518 75, and
still another of fancy baskets and
other smaller - articles $530 75. The
new year begins with the names of
227 consignors on the books for this
department and 1205 articles for sale.
The report of Lavina Wetherell,
chairman of the committee on pre
serves, was read, showing that the
total amount realized during the year
from the sale of preserves and jellies
was $1204 75, an increase of $276 65
over the previous year. One of the
consignors was paid $322 45 for calves
foot jelly alone. The sale of flowers
amounted to $2808 10, while at the
counter where pies, cakes and bread
are sold $13,307 35 was taken in, mak
ing atotal of $17,320 20 from the three
An informal building talk followed,
which resulted in the president being
authorized to appoint a committee of
five gentlemen from the advisory
board to Inquire into building affairs
and make a report to the lady man
agers. Current Comment.
The San Francisco King's Daugh
ters' home for" incurables association
limits membership to Protestants.
Catholics who contributed to the funds
under the supposition that, as it was
announced to be non-sectarian, Cath
olic ladies could become members
and veto on the use of the money, are
not pleased with this. The home for
incurables, however, is open to per
sons of any religion, or of no religion.
The recent entertainment in aid of the
home took in $1805 75 and paid out
$921 f0. When a few sums yet uncol
lected are taken nnd a few unsettled
bills paid the society expects to have
$1008 60 in bank.
A demonstration of tho power for
good of organized women was the
entertainment given on the evening
of Feb. 24 by the Young Women's
Christian Association of San Francisco
to working girls. The names of girl
employes were obtained from the
owners of stores and factories until
the list was as large as could be accom
modated, and then invitations were
sent out which were responded to by
100 Kirls, who enjoyed a rich musical
and literary program. A lecture jns
Rev. Robert."-"-. .."-'e was ' . ;
The way Arizona has been changed
from a desert to aland of fruits and
grains by a return to the Irrigation
practiced by its prehistoric inhab
itants Is one of the wonders of the
century. Only a few years ago Arizona
was the home of the Apache and the
tarantula, the horned toad and the
lizard, and Its best crop the cactus
and the sagebrush. Now a census
bulletin tells us that there are 1075
Irrigated farms in Arizona having a
total area of 65,821 acres, or an average
of sixty-one acres each. The average
cost of land, including the purchase
price, fencing, plowing and water
light.is $16 92 per acre, of which $7 07
represents the cost of the water right,
and the average valuation placed upon
the land by owners is $48 08 per acre,
including buildings. The average
annual cost i,l water Is $1 55 and the
average annual value of the farm
products is $13 92 per acre, ranging
from $9 26 In Maricopa county to $31
in Yavapai county. The acreage now
under irrigation approaches the max
imum possible with the present water
supply, but the conservation of flood
waters that annually run to waste
would enormously Increase the area
susceptible of successful cultivation.
How Indian Corn f irons.
Corn has Ix-en grown ever since this
country waa settled, and yet very little
is known about it or the best method
of growing. It has been noticed, yet
little thought of, that the suckers and
tassels apjear about the same time.
As the suckers or ears enlarge, the
cob develops, and the tassels stretch
up and the silks appear. The first
silks to appear are those at the but
of the cob, and then follow others
above in succession, ts the cob de
velops, until the top is reached a silk
for every kernel of corn. It requires
usually twenty-four hours, says the
Manchester ( N. II.) Mirror and Far
mer, after the silk appears before it
reaches maturity, the lower ones, of
course, maturing first and so on up to
t he ti p of the ear. Wh i le th ese chan ges
are taking place, tassels are under
going a corresponding development,
the central spike maturing first, the
lower whorl around It next, and so on
to the last. As the hut-silks are first
deve'ojied, so the central tascl Is first
developed and bears pollen, the pro
gression of both sets of organs devel
oping together the corresponding
ones on the tassel leing about twenty
four hours ahead of the silk, the male
principle thus leading.
Then successively the silks receive
the pollen ; and as there must 1 a
silk for every kernel, so a grain of
pollen must fall on every silk, to
fructify it, or there will lie no kernel.
In the order of development, the pol
len from the central spike naturally
falls on the but silks, and the pro
cess goes on in order to the top 6ilks
and the pollen from the tipper spikes.
As soon as the pollen gives out, fructi
fication ceases, and the more or less
completeness of the operation is shown
by the more or less development of
the kernels over the tips of the cars.
The report of the Iowa station says
that when the lowest silks appear four
or five days before those at the upper
ends of ears the lower grains of corn
will be old enough and sufficiently
strong to rob the younger and weaker
upper grains, and cause them to die
from starvation. Therefore, when
there are such differences, the ears
will not be properly filled at their up
per ends; but when the difference
is only twenty-four hours or less, the
ears will be as fully developed at their
upper ends as at their lower ones. It
is important, therefore, to have the
pollen and the silk develop as nearly
at the same time as possible ; and with
this in view varieties ought to be very
There is considerable interest be
ing taken among fruit growers of
Fresno county, and particularly the
colonists, in the culture of strawber
ries, blackberries and raspberries.
The stawberry in particular has re
ceived considerable attention during
the past year. One of our colonists
has been very successful in produc
ing the variety known as the "pine
apple." It has a fine flavor and grows
luxuriantly. During last spring he
furnished several of the local dealers
of Fresno witii the product of his gar
den, amounting to several thousand
boxes. The most profitable results
can be obtained by planting out be
tween rows of fruit trees, and they us
ually provide more plant food in the
way of fertilizers than they take off.
They usually produce best and grow
more readily when placed upon ridges
where they can be irrigated from the
ditches. The profits derived from
the strawberry are very large, as the
home product, being fresh for the
market, is always preferable.
Blackberries are being produced ex
tensively in the orchards, and like
the strawberry, they provide fertiliz
ing food in excess of that which they
consume when planted and cultivated
with fruit trees. Several of the small
land owners in the colonies have
adopted the plan, and the results have
been very satisfactory. The Kitta-
tinny and Lawton are the favorite va
rieties, and are found to produce very
The New Rochelle raspberry has
been a favorite with tho producers,
but the best results have not been ob
tained, owing to the sun heat, which
overtakes them before the ripening
season. In shaded localities they
mature and are delicious.
The experience of the producers of
smajl fruits is that no scale of para-
- - common to other localities has
. . .-attacked the vines or plants in
The Sprite of the Coo-Goo-Gee.
A fairy came from her opal cave
In thn depths f the on) x M-a,
And brouphtB Imbe with golden hair
And kparkltoir eye, like dewdrop rare.
And Hps like roue, and "kin in fair.
And llltltj fat ImndH, with dimples flcop.
To rub his ei f s when he wantd sleep.
And short plump legs, when he tried to creep.
The fatrr stopped at a farmer's gate.
And said. "I'll enter hre.
For a little mother wants a babe.
With bripht blue eyes that sparkle clear.
And cheeks as pink as the conch shell sear.
And curls on Its tiny pale."
Now behind this fairy, kind and true.
Came another sprite railed Buir-a-boa,
From the l.nd of the (iooa-oo-iree.
O, he was a tiaxly ponH-yed elf
That thonirht too much of his uirly self.
And, between both you slid me.
He was after the bat that the fairy brought
from the depths of the onyx sea.
When the babe waa laid on lis mother's lap.
it clapped Its hands with irlee.
And the fairy said. "I'll leare you here
if you will promise me
Nercr to cry or K)iit or fret.
But be a sweet and, arlliif pet
And as ir od as good can be.
"If ever you are a uauirhty child
And cause your mamma pain.
The sprite from the land of the fi ro-oo-gre
W'iIi come some nls ht down the chlm-nee
And lake you away from your tna'nma's knee
To his cave in the black molasses sea, .
And you won't come back again."
But this lorely child was very good.
And Bus'-a-tKio. roil see.
Grew very mad brcsuse he could
Not et this tut ba-hee; '
But he's rtinnltiB around the country yet,
As wild as he can le.
W'atchinir eTery little pet.
To see If they cry or pout or fret,
For be says, "A child I'm bound to git,
tot my borne on the Gtto-noo-fr ee. "
W. J. Florence In the Sonny Hour. "
JOHN DARCY'S DUE 10VL
Ten years ago to-day the light of
love and hope went out of my heart.
Each succeeding anniversary brings
no abatement, but rather an increase
of the pain and sorrow I have borne so
silently within my soul.
Io all those long vears do gleam of
sunshine has for an instant brightened
my path. The world, which calls me
misanthrope, hurls its darts ia baffled
curiosity against the armor of pride
that shields me from its stinr. and ia
my heart still rages the conflict of the
good and evil powers.
I never loved but once; I could not,
for when I opened the chambers of my
heart and enthroned therein the object
of my passion, it was for a lifetime. I
do not think that those happy men to
whom it is given the power to love
deeply more than once can even im
agine' the wild delirium and intensity
of my one love,
I was a bor when I met Grace Hun
ter, and, seeing her frequently. I first
admired, then wondered at, and finally
ended by worshiping ber.
In figure she was rather below the
medium height, but possessed a form
so perfect that she lost the appearance
of being under-s'zed. Her hair was of
the dusky golden bueof a summer twi
light, features of a regular type, and
a mouth whose sweetness of expres
sion made one forget the weakness be
trayed "in her chin. ...Her eyeswere
the one beauty I have never seen
equaled by woman. They wre of a
deep blue, with an expre'ssiou so in
tense and magnetic that I would gaze
into them for hours, and lire a life
apart from earth, la conversation,
she was at times sparklipg, and with
an insight into the heart of man that
betrayed a mind of power and origin
ality. The one passion of her life was
music. Endowed with a voice not re
markable for its power, bnt only for
its magnetism and sympathetic qual
ities, she would move to tears any be
ing with a soul; and herself often melt
into a flood of tears, caused by an en
joyment so perfect and ecstatic as to
be almost painful. Her piano was ber
refuge for the relief of her emotions,
and one who knew the workings of
her heart could read the thoughts that
were oppressing her in the notes that
came almost like a human voice from
under her hands.
I was a frequent visitor at her
father's house, and it was but a few
months ere 1 knew that I loved that
woman better, far better, than my life
One morning, ia a large assemblage
of people, at a reception, I chanced to
turn and see at a distance Grace lean
ing on the arm of a gentleman, who
seemed to be perfectly oblivious of the
fact that mauy people were watchiDg
the evident fascination which she ex
ercised over him. A quick pang of
jealousy shot through my heart, and I
turned to leave the rooms.
As I passed a group of ladies stand
ing in the doorway, a single sentence
that reached my ears almost stunned
me. and I clutched at the door for sap
port. I hope Grace will be happy with
These words went through my brain
during all the watches of the night.
Ere nightfall the next day I was on my
way to foreigu climes.
I look back on those days of absence
from this distance and wonder at the
passive giving of myself up to mem
ory. Every word or look I had re
ceived from her I gloated over and fed
my love upon. Her bright face was
with me on the moonlight Rhine, Her
words rang ia my ears above the
ominous thunders of the Valley of the
Wearied at length of the Continent,
once more I turned my face home
ward. I had no definite idea of my
course after my return, but the long
ing to be near Grace once more was
The evening of my return I bent my
footsteps involuutarlly toward Grace's
house. The door stood open, and,
hearing the notes of Bet hot-en's moon
light sonata, I passed into the parlor.
At one end of the room lamps burned
dimly; at the other extremity, Grace
was seated at the piano, ber fingers
sweeping the kevs mechanically, and
her whole soul bound up in the music
and the moonlight, which wrapped ber
up in a cloud of glory.
Maddened with her beauty and the
thought of losing her, without a word
of warning. I caught her to my heart,
and poured out a flood of passionate
words of love. She struggled from my
arms, and looked at me with an ex
pression of tender sadness I shall re
member until death.
"God knows, John Darcy. I would
suffer much to save yon from the pain
I must inflict on you "to-night."
And burying her head ia her hands,
she wept lon and bitterly. Then,
controlling her emotions, she told me
how she had loved a man who was un
worthy, and when her respect for him
was gone her love died with it- Since
that time she had seemed to lose the
ability to love again.
And, rising, she laid her little white
hand on my heated forehead, and,
erazinir into my eyes, :saidi "John
Darcv, I admire and respect w? t more
than any man 1 know, but 1. ". not
think;-that I love you and w
part.- Tis better so. Throug - - .
you the happiness and peace I wLHi for
And in an instant she was gone.
Before the next morning dawned I
was miles on ray way to my birthplace. 1
I sought for happiness where my boy-, :,
ish dreams had given it ia the past.' -and
spent the succeeding weeks in a t
life of "days without yesterdays, that j
died into nights without morrows." I
eould not think I was so prostrated by
the blow, and I was only conscious of ".
a dull sense of suffering. -Thea
came the messenger of hope
just these words:
'John, l want you. Grace.
On the afternoon of a cold, dreamy !
autumn day I was with her. She came :
np to me timidly, and putting her
hand in mine, said: "John, I have
thought of you constantly since you
left my side, and you had not been -
gone a day ere I would have recalled
you. lean not give jou the passion
ate love 1 felt once in the past, and yet ,-
I think I can give yoa an esteem now
which can not fail of growing into j
lore." - ;
I was happy then. '
In the autumn of the next year we
were married, and I trembled at mjr
own happiness. Grace, too. was Bright
ana cheerful, and accepted my love
with a quiet satisfaction that contented
me. though my heart yearned to have
her return it as eagerly as it was
The happy years glided swiftly
away,- and Grace was my idol, my
light, my constant care and only
thought. At this time a speculation in
which I had embarked took me much
away from home, and when I came
back to my darling, fool that I was, I
did not note, in my eagerness to fcnt
her, the look of terror in her wondrous
eyes at my caress.
On my return home one evening,
from an absence of several days, I
looked for Grace at the doorway, where
she never failed of meeting me; and
missing ber, I mounted hastily to my
room, and with a dread foreboding of
evil, hastily tore open the envelope on
my table: "
"Once more at my bidding ytra most snffer
bitterly. Wby was I selected to inflict suffer
ins on the man who loves me so tender! yf
John Tarcy. I can be your wife no lona-er.
God pity ns both, for no earthly compassion
do we plaything of fate meet. Another and
a stronger lore has oraa between you and
me. Knowins- this, then. In justice to yoa
and m.TM-lf. we must lire no longer under the
same roof. Fora-et me If you can: if not,
think of m only as dead. Gback."
This was her letter. My head swam
dizzily for a moment, and, with a cry
of anguish, I fell to the floor.
Six weeks passed, and I was slowly
recovering from a brain fever. Heaven
was not merciful enough to take the
life I despised. Rising at last from
bed, I wandered for five years to find
my wife and wreak my vengeance on
the man who came between me and
the woman I held dearer than my
heart's blood. Vain and fruitless the
Ten years ago, and still the agony
rages in my heart, and still this frsj
withstands the throes. I frsjitailj lo
release my "soul from its bondage. X
sit beside my desolate hearthstone,
amid the ruins of a broken life and
heart, and my spirit cries ont, "How
long, O my God, how long?"
Now that I have seen her dear face
once more, now that I have heard from
her lips the story of the years gone
past, I am content.
Once again, after the years of suffer
ing, there has come to me another
message out of the past.
"John, I want you. Grace."
Once more I obeyed the summons.
I went to her, and heard her sob out
on my breast the words which brought
me again into the world of life and
"Job d.I was fascinated by that man;
he held me by some power as complete
and subtle as that of a snake over a
bird. When yoa came home to me
the first time your kiss broke for a
moment the spell; and when I gazed
into my heart I was terrified to find
his image where I thought to find my
husband's. I knew that if I were to
let yoa go from me again, and leave
me in his power, the result could be
only crime, and I lied, fled from yoa.
from him and from myself. For all
these long years I have never seen
yonr face or his. Time has tried my
heart as a refiner's fire; the dross is
gone, and the precious metal is left.
His image I have forgotten, but my
soul cried out for my husband; I knew
then I loved him better than any man'
I was content. I sat by her side and
held her close to me in quiet soul com
munion, until the glories of the day de
parted; and as the vivid hoes deepened
and faded in the sky the darkness was -illumined
by alight more glorions than
of earth; and as the moon kissed ber
still, fair brow, she whispered. "Come
nearer. John; say yoa are content. Kiss
me once .more. Love is immortal; eter
nity can not part us. John, come to
As I gaze out upon the grave in the
churchyard, my heart knows no bitter
ness. It can wd. be long, and when
through the dark waters be calls me to
go, my soul will rejoice, for on the
other side I hear my darling's voice.
And there shall be no parting there.-'
If. F. World. -
It - n s i t) :
The responsibility f wriier r ably
discussed by CharltU Dudley Warner in
the "Editors Drawer," "iu llnrper't
Magazine He says: "It is difficult
enough to keep the world straight
without the interposition of fiction.
Bat the conduct of the novelists and
the painters makes the task of the con--servators
of society doubly perplex
ing. ... Perhaps the most harmful sin
ners are not those who send into the
world of fiction the positively wicked
and immoral, but those who make car
rent the dull, the commonplace, and
the socially vulgar. For most readers
the wicked character is repellent; bat
the commonplace raises less protest,
and is soon deemed harmless, while it
is most demoralizing.... Unfortun
ately the world is so ordered that the
person of the feeblest constitution can
communicate a contagious disease.
And these people, bred on this pabu- j
lum, in turn mate books, if one, it
now admitted, can do nothing
this world, he can write,- and so the
evil widens and widens. No art is re
quired, nor any selection, nor anjj' .
ideality, only capacity for increasing
the vacuous commonplace in life. A
princess born may have this, or the .
leader of cotillions. Yet in the Jp-w
meat the responsibility will restf ;
the writers who set the copy." -
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late on your dressings case?" if .
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taking it). Aloteer "Wby '
take it if you want it? Wby.i-'
''sooner JjniiBy-"Ye'-' ..-t-
of the Arroyo Seco.
your true irtenu. . vr"