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oonmxG IN COLORADO.
Some of the Difficulties an Ardent
Snch an awkward situation and in
opportune time for a declaration of
love shaking about on the backs of
Imrros which were plodding along np
?;orth Cheyenne canyon! Keally, there
was too much of the ridiculous about it
lor him to succeed. Be should hare
To be sura the surroundings wen
picturesque enough, or grand would
lie a better word, perhaps, Those
great masses of rock towering aithou
and feet above them, those glimpses of
higher hills in front, those solitary
pines and furs, the mountain brook
urging its tireless way along by the
road which they were following it
was all sublime. All but the burros.
Truly those lBughable little beasts
would spoil anything, and just as For
tescue had spoken, "crack" went the
driver's whip behind them, with:
"Get up, Johnny; get up, Stripes!" end
the burros actually broke into a trot,
nnd Miss Bacon and Fortescne went
liobbing up and down on their backs
until the natural laziness of the ani
mals made them again subside into
their slow walk. It was then that Ger
trude remarked almost crossly:
"I would thank you. Air. Fortescne,
not to mention this subject again:"
Poor Fortescue! but he deserved bis
rebuff. Why, on horseback would
have been bad enough, but burro
The truth of it was Fortescne was
desperate. Try as he would he had
never succeeded in getting a better
opportunity, and to-morrow would
liud them going their separate ways.
Miss Bacon bad too many admirers for
him to trust to a future chance; he
would let her know that he had fallen
hopelessly in love with her during
these few weeksof companionship, and
he did, with the result we have just re
lated. Miss Bacon was one of a gay party
stopping at Colorado Springs, and
"doing" all the objects of interest in
the vicinity. Fortescue was staying
nt the same hotel and always made
one of their party. Everything to him
had taken on a new interest since
viewing it with Gertrude. The Garden
of the Gods, the caverns and passes of
Maniton, the wonderful Cheyenne can
yons, seemed altogether more awe-in
spiring. 11 ad he not sat by her side
Toing and coming on that wonderful
cog road up Pike's Peak,- and, oh rap
ture, had she not shyly confessed to a
sense of safety with him? Had they
not peered over the Eummit down on
to the clouds below them? and surely,
she had clung to him just a moment at
that dizzy height.
And when they stood together by
the lonely grave of Helen Hunt, in
that lofty, silent spot beneath the
trees, and he was thinking of the
noble woman who so loved that place
in life, did not Gertrude, too, stand
silent as if she shared the same
thoughts, while the Test of the party
were making exclamations ot wonder
and gathering mementos? Indeed, he
felt there was a bond of sympathy be
. tween them, and now, how fold, bow
rough, even, she had been; she might
have softened her refusal a little. Hue
raijlit have known the pain it would
cause him. Would he ever get over it,
Fortescue had plenty of time to
think of all these things, for Gertrude
had managed to urge her burro for
ward until she caught up with some
other members of the party, and he
was left to the company of the guide.
The party had planned to go up the
North Canyon to the Silver Cascade
Falls, then cross the Divide and come
back by the South Canyon. They now
reached the trail which led them from
the road they had been traveling up
the mountain to the falls, so the guide
left his place at the rear of the proces
sion and look the lead. The others
followed him, single file, down steep
pitches and then up np the narrow
path, the burros loth to go, until they
reached a level place just below the
falls. There they dismounted to rest.
Some of the party descended to the H.
11. Falls in the brook below them,
while far above their heads, down
over the broad masses of gray rock,
leaped and shimmered the Cascades.
Fortescue threw himself upon the
ground. Gertrude had gone down to
the Falls, and Benson waa assisting
her. If there was a person whom
Fortescue despised, it was this same
Benson. And he wasalways stumbling
in these rouh places. Suppose be
should stumble down that steep hill
side and drag Gertrude with him. But
there, he hardly thought he should
carp much he would be glad to have
her see that she was safer with him
than with anyone else. Fortescne waa
plainly in an unenviable state of mind,
but Gertrude had been cruel If she
had only shown a little regret
His reveries were interrupted by the
party's preparing to mount the burros,
and they were soon picking their way
"back down the mountain. There were
some rather rough places climbing the
Divide, but what a view from the top.
Once or twice .Gertrude's eyes sought
Fortescue, as he sat silent amid tbeir
exclamations of wonder and delight,
but he was not looking at her. She al
most decided to speak to him, then she
"No, who would have believed him
so stupid?" referring to the love epi
sode, and she again felt vexed.
Now, what did Fortescue do that
evening early, but go up to the differ
ent members of the party and bid them
good-by, explaining that, as they were
going early the next morning, he
would not see them again. Gertrude,
standing near the piano with several
others, gave him a timid glance as he
carelessly put out his hand, but she re
ceived ao look in return.
That night she cried herself to sleep,
and If one had asked the reason she
would have replied, in all probability:
After alii what setts Ulwlt Id
them for torn itupid e,nMtlonit
The next afternoon they all mat - HEAVEN ON TKIAL.
hipped? vrmat'tBi f aurtZZ.
Starting for the east that morning, They wen sitting beneath the .Breeding
the train which carried our party mat : branches of a monster Urn oak ant bssuu
with an accident and eould hot pre- j ful afternoon, old Abraham Fire aad his
eeed, so the passengers ware brought good vifa Nancy. Way back la Ins msy
back to the city.
"What shall we do with ourselves
until to-morrowt" they asked each
"Oh, the Casino, by all meenaT waa
the general answer.
Bo, out to Broadmoor Casino they
drove, and had not been than long
when they encountered fortes cue Be
stared at them.
"How's this?" he asked.
"Ton can see by my dress that the
Casino was not my chosen destination,
I started for Cripple Creek this morn
ing, but the stage broke down not far
from here. There waa to be along de
lay and I lost my desire for Cripple
Creek, and at last found myself hare."
"It almost looks like fatality,''
At this remark, Fortescue sent a
quick glance toward Gertrude. She
met it and a vivid blush shot np into
her cheeks. She quickly turned aside,
but Fortescue felt a sudden hope. He
grew animated and quite like his oil
sell But he did not attempt to walk
with Gertrude, aa the party broke np
in couples and strolled about -the
grounds. He walked along with Miss
Ellison and they went toward the lake.
"Would yon like to have a row"' he
"No, thanks," she replied. "I prefer
to move about I never had anything
tire and oramp me so much as that
burro yesterday." 1
"There isn't much poetry of motion
about them," laughed he, "end we
did some rather steep climbing and
"Poetry connected with burroaTahe
cried, mockingly. "They make every
thing ridiculous, 1 am sure I felt awk
ward on mine, and I should be very
careful to say' only the commonest
platitudes at such times."
Like a flash of lightning a possible
solution of Bliss Bacon's peevishness
occurred to him.
"I waa a fool," he muttered,
"I beg pardon," said Miss Ulteem.
"I was toying to think of some word
to rhyme with burro," he answered.
"I believe ru write some verses on tha
"they wiU be ugly," she replied.
"Now, how would this dor he re
torted: " Better thsntsklnf LuayKsrs;
Is to go riding es s bene. "
They were still laughing when they
met Miss Bacon and her escort.
' "Tell us," she urged.
"No," answered Fortescne, "net un
til I (ret a copyright, and then I will
be only too glad to telL"
The four went back to the Casino to
gether, end Fortescue set down behind
The orchestra waa playing "A Bum
mer Night in Munich." .
"What can be more beautiful than a
summer night in Broadmeorr" talked
"We must stay out here this even
ing," replied Grayson. "I would like
to remember my hut evening here." '
"Are yon sorry to leave the placer"
"Yes, yes, aren't you?" '
"Perhaps we won't get away to-mor-row,"
answered she, evasively.
"No doubtbout that; we shall haste
The night proved line. The noon
was full, making the grounds look
like fairy land.
Late in the evening Fortescne laid
his hand gently on Gertrude's arm.
"Come and take a last look at Chey
enne." he said entreatingly.
He led her to the upper piexxe, end
for a few momenta they stood silently
gazing at the ideal mountain looming
np between them and the western hor
izon, cutting off the world from that
side. The moonlight softened its
rugged clefts and rocks.
"The dancing and merriment sum
frivolous,1' remarked Gertrude in a
low tone. "I shall never forget this
Fortescue was silent
"Surroundings are everything," went
on Gertrude, innocently. "The peo
ple who live in continual sight of the
mountains most have elevated thoughts
at times, even the meanest of them."
"Too often, perhaps," answered For
tescue, sadly. "My thought are ele
vated now to something 1 may never
She turned to him swiftly, her face
"Strive," she said, earnestly. "Come
as near your ideal as possible."
"It is you," he replied, simply.
"But I I am such a poor ideal."
"You mean it makes you feel so te
be sought by me?" and he bent down
and looked wistfully at her, '
Her eyes fell and the quick blush
enmsoued her face.
"No," she faltered,
"I can't live without you," he whis
pered, and as her head sank lower he
took her in bis arms.
"What made you so cruel yester
day?" he asked later.
"Those horrid burros!" was the rath
er shamcd-foced answer.
"0, woman!" murmured her lover,
but tenderly. Mary P. Harding, in
stub nds ef Thought.
Love is the pictures in a book
friendship is the reading matter.
Glory is the food of fools.
A universal favorite is likely to die
Whichever one loves most, the other
is the tyrant ' '
Charity is the cream on the milk of
Success is of tener commanded than
it is commendable.
Individual independence is close kin
A woman loves to boss a man, but
she doesn't love the man any better if
he permits her to do it
A o thing la absolute sasapt nothing.
" " "'"!'! 1 JJI-
days of youih, when life was all joy and
hops, this sow hiving old eoopks had ex-
changed their lllUs kesw 'add ke sera-
fields of eld Indians for one la the rseth
Isnd ot California. They were tve ef the
tkoussnds that braved the bawl joeraey el
the plains and settled In that aesr-teand
wonderland of the ssfly Wt '
Hsrdy old pioneers they wen, grows eld
sod stooped la the rough gfepple of that
Isnd of gold In lis early dsn. Tlisirebll-
dmi hsd nismed end left laeaa e'one at
the old boras on the ranch ef some shoes-
snds of sens, but 'twas a Weely spot to
them when the childten bit, end some
years afterward they mend te the quiet
little village of Mold BUI, then si walls
away the evening time of lib. Abrseaai
was a rough old pioneer aad eseetly seiUsd
et the lander side ef life, but ea beset
benesth the live eek that eUsraosa with
his good wifs Nancy, his Blind fell into
raniiuiscsness of the long ysen of bis busy
life, and his heart grew touching!! kinder
ss he eslled up the sweet memorasef those
ok! days gone sumer.
"Well, we've hsd a keep o' hard work in
our time, haven't we, Nancy? And (hen's
bin lots of dark days eiong with UieAwiasl
ones." . :
"Yes, 1 think we've bad our share, Abe.
but they're all shout over new, end I think
if anybody needs a rest, we do, dent goof
"Well, I have queer ideas stout tta teat
in' buainns, 1 guess, Nancy. Hy doctrine
is, et well, work or ought to, jest es long ss
there's s piece of es, sod that'll be forever."
"I'd kind o' like to have s net wysstf
Abe, and soutshow I think the oU Diels
doctriusis bestsfterelL" - L.-. .
"1 know toe preschen twist the thing
around end tell o" the geed times eoaain',
but you sse they'd lose their job, Nancy, it
they didn't bait their heoks with the
heavenly worm. 1 don't believe none o'
their goin' to heaven en' bavin' a good
time, it's sll stud. But who's tkels-eom-in',
Ksncyt" . .
That's the Rev. Mr. Jan nan, the new
ministsr. Now don't be too held ea him,
Abe." , ,
Wants a Utile money lor the sew church
I nckou, but he csn't get uolkin' eul o'
"Good Afternoon, Uncle Abel"
"Good Afternoon, sir I Have a seat out
hen in the shade with me end Ksocy."
Thank you. I celled as sse if yen eookl
not help the Lord s Uuat this sfisnwou,
Uncle. Any smounl would bt s wonderful
l-lp." . .-, -..;(-
Won't gin a sent" . ,
'Why not, Dade; wouldn't you like to
so the cause of Christ advance in
town? It takes money to build churches
and fight the devil." ., ft .
"Oh, we'n got enough churches o town
si ready. Can't support what we've get,"
'Enough churches! Why, Duels! 'You
csn't mean that! . Don't yea knew that
every church is a moeumeut for rightseus-
Don't believe any such staff. If we'n
gain' to ben any chunk, might eeteve)!;
have one. That's e plenty." .. Uy '
"Ob, thst wouldn't do si sll. While we
are sll working for the glory eteor Hester.
we must do it in our own way. foe
oraldn't mix up the churches. Untie, li
wouldn't work at all," - . :r ' :
"If you csn't mix 'em up now, how'lllse
by snd by?" i.
"Don't worry about that, Uncle. Let's
Ax it up on earth. I think if yea will help
us Methodists a Uttls just now, the muss of
our Saviour will take a mighty stride to
ward in Gold MIL Now what can yoe do
for us?" .... 5
"Nothia'. We'n all pnliin' tor the esiu
gate anyhow and I don't tee the use is sup
portin' so many breeds."
"But wouldn't you like to meet your good
wife and your friends over then? The
churches an the only doon to heaven end
tbe man the better."
"Well, this thing o' goin' to heaven's a
pretty mixed up business, sod I wight I
snowed s little more shoot it"
"It's really a simple msttsr sfter all
Uncle. You build tbe ebuKhss snd we do
the rest Every new. church hwrtams tas
world's cbsness for heaven, and s chance
for that is worth all the treasures of sank,
Tell you what l'n elweysthoagkt about
It, sir. I believe people an going to gel
fooled in tbe blamed thing. I donll think
we'll have such en eversMting good til
you preschen make out."
"You will certainly agree that ail then
sorrows and cans of Ibit troubles lien will
be forgotten in that glorious "over then.
'Tie the promise of our Father, and the
glory of our rase. Think of the days ef
universal joy and tats the very ideal ef
our churches. Won't that keahaiuyHee,
Under ' '-.
"No, ttwontl This thing of just ssttu'
sround forever and doin' aoUdu', sxsinat
your will, an' bavin' Umber, goad time, Is
tbe biggest humbug I ever beard sbout It
won't do here or anywben else, la my
opinion. But I'U know some day."
"Uncle! I'm sstoniaaedl What do yon
mesa?" - .
"Well, it's just this wey. This horrible
svil you preschen snort around sbout, la
the work of lbs Big Beta' and a tuletaek)
good thing after ell, J gusss. II
churches eso't ds ne tattler' a try te test it
out, an' prepare men fee Beeves, ben or
soraewhera eke, they'd setter pell up
stakes en' mors on."
"We do think this world, es well as the
next, would he a happier place without evil
and to make It a place of geed Is indeed the
ideal of the ebnrcbas."
"Then yon can't get netbio' out us
When yea git tbe weeks en a joy fcssvsr
basis, let me know so' I'll movseut Den't
want none ef it in nine. Gome en, Keney,
we'U lei the blamed fool aerate li Usui
himself, Good day, Mr. Boodwetid.
Ouster 9 Best week.
When you want a new bet don't tut
get PugbsodHunsey. They bare tbe
A town wall bi to be built at Detroit
Wondbuni Is Inclined to think It
has outgrown lis charter and needs a
stack McCulloch's house burned at
Pendleton Thursday night, the neoo
pauts barely escaping with their lives.
It' waa litiured for 12,5000
Every cash purchaser of $10 worth of
goods at 8. P. Baclis store gets e.itrayori
portrate ot themselves or frelnd free.
He sample of work In hie window.
The Dallas Iietnlier save hundreds
of bushels of apples are rotting on the
ground In these porta, which ought to
be utilised by dryers or Into vinegar.
The ladies of Lebanon and vicinity
are cordially invited to call at tbe
Ladles' Baiaar, when In Albany, and
examine their elegant foil stnvk
Everything new and of the very latest
Ssrouel Klein, father of one of 'Die
Dallas burglars, has made up the
which they spent, so tbe entire amount
le replaced. Klein and (lavage are
Good potato sacks So apiece at Leba
non Warehouse In any quantity. Par
ties desiring to do so cau ship potatoes
or hops through tbe house for 50 obi.
William Wade used a revolver on
William Main In an Elgin sulnoii,
putting one bullet through the 11 why
part of Blaiu's leg. Tbe wound Is not
dangerous. Wade la held under '5H)
Music lessons at tbe aeademi- Imve
been reduced from 12-60 to fc! per
month. Harmony free to students
taking lessons in any other of tbe
if man by the name of Peter Gilbert
was killed at the Nyeaa bridge last
Thursday. The guy rope of the der
rick broke, letting the mast fall on and
crush hint. He lived but a short time,
ane hie body was taken to Boise.
A man who gave the name of Davis
left Bpringflild a few days ago with a
team be hired at a livery stable. He
beg, been traced over tbe MoKenzy
bridge on hie way to Eastern Oregon,
and omens have been warned to arrest
For a palu in the side ur chest there
is nothing so good as a pleoe of flannel
dampened with Chamber Iain's Palu
Baua bound on over tbe seat of pain.
It affnrds prompt and permanent
relief and If need In time will often
prevent eold from resulting In
pueumonia. This same treatmeut is
a sure cure for lame bank. For sale by
W. A. MoUuire, a well-known
cHisen of McKay, Ohio, is of the
opinion that titer la nothing as good
for children troubled with oolds or
croup ea Chamberlain's enugb remedy
He has used It In bis family for several
years with the best result and always
keeps a bottle of It In tbe house.
After having la grippe be was him
self troubled with a severe cough
He need other remedies without
bswflt and concluded to try tbe
children's medicine and to hi delight
it em in affected permanent cure. SO
eent bottles, (or sale by K. W. Bmlth,
A Clubbing Offer.
A great many of nor readers Linn
county like to take tbe weekly Oregon
Ian. We have made arrangements
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Oregoulen. The regular prloe of the
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will furnish both for 13. per year in
adraoee a saving of one dollar to the
subecriner. : The Oregonian gives all
tbe general news of t lie country onoe a
week, and the ExrKHiel gives all tbe
local news onoe a week, wliloli will
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for the moderate sum of 12. per year.
Those who are at present eubsorllwra
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Those that never have tried a good
house or a cheap boner, can learn
where to buy a good article cheap.
The celebrated W, L- Douglass shoe,
and tbe Barton Bros', boots and shoes
arc known by our Eastern friends to
be tbe very beet. We have a line of
the Brawn shoe oompsny, of Bt. Louis,
ss well as many other lines, whlob.
an told down to the Imrdeat time
prtee. Our expanses are light aud we
en prepared to sell cheap. We carry
nearly every thing from a toothpick
to a locomotive. Hibam Bakkb,
, s Ladies' Coati snd Jackets.
1 am now receiving my fall and
winter stock of ladle, misses and
elilldren'i garments. These goods
were bought lor easb and luelude nov
elties and staples of the latest patterns.
Call and see tbem.
BasWel E. Yovho,
' Albany, Oregon,
Bargain In school uupllos And
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