The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, August 11, 1899, Image 4

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ilnve yon any petty cares, boys?
Whistle 'them away;
There's nothing cheers the spirit
Like a merry roundelay.
No matter for the heartaches,
'Neath silk or hodden-gray,
For the sake of those who love yoiv
Just whistle thein away.
'Tis strange how soon friends gather
About a cheerful face;
That smiling eyes and lips count mora
Than beauty,, wealth or grace,
But I have seen it tried, boys;
Whpn TrtiiK1a nimao . ooir
The brave heart leaps to work and strives
To wnistle it away.
The Family Specter. 5
Y Jove, Gordon, I don't
know what to make of you!'
exclaimed Tom Fairleleh.
drawing on his gloves with consider
able show of. vexation. "Amy Hep
burn's happiness is dear to me; in fact,
I came here to-night to tell you that I
love her "
"To tell me!" broke in Gordon; "why
don't you tell her?"
.."Wait, can't you? Let me finish. I
have told her and she declined me. It
was very gently and with the greatest
possible regard for my feelings, but
nevertheless I was declined. Don't
think me a fool because I come here
and make a confession which can be
nothing less than mortifying. I'm do
ing it for Amy's sake.".
"For Amy's sake?" echoed Gordon.
"Yes; I want to see her happy and
you are the man to make her so. She
declined me on your account. Of
course, I knew long ago that you were
my rival, but I did not know until two
hours since that you were the success
ful one. You aren't worthy of her and
. don't deserve her, but don't think for
a moment that I believe myself more
7 worthy or more deserving." ' Pausing
suddenly, Fairleigh walked to his
friend's side and laid a hand on his
; shoulder. "I can't understand what you
mean by leading Amy to believe that
you care 'for her, while all the time di
viding your attentions with Nell Forth
dyke. Would you be Inhuman enough
to break a heart as loyal as Amy's?"
"Don't be tragic, Tom. I'm not going
to break anybody's heart. Nell Is rich,
you know "
, "And so are you," sneered Fairleigh,
walking hurriedly to the door and lay
ing his hand on the knob, "but Amy
Hepburn is poor. Society dares you to
wed with poverty. If you love Amy,
are you man enough to take the dare?
Examine Into the financial condition of
. the Hepburns, reflect upon the cause
of their downfall in fortune, and then
let me see If you are strong enough to
leap this Brahmlnical barrier of cast."
With this parting shot Fairleigh
passed quickly ' out of the room and
slammed the door-behind him. Harry
Gordon1 gave vent to a long whistle,
settled himself back in his chair and
thoughtfully lighted a cigar.
"That was quite a. Jolt," he muttered,
looking upward through the curling
wreaths of smoke. " 'How happy I could
be with either were t'other dear charm
er away!' It's as sure as can be that I
love one and fancy the other, but who
will unravel the Gordlan knot? Which
is it to be Amy or Nell?"
A knock fell on the door not on the
outside door, but on a door leading into
a closet. Harry Gordon stirred uncom
fortably 'in his chair, a vexed look com
ing into-his eyes as he fixed them upon
the jA'set door. After a brief interval
of -e the knock was repeated.
H-'ufrp what in the world aroused
you?" cried Gordon. "
"Business is pusiness," came a hol
low voice from the other side of the
closet door. I'm here for a purpose,
and if I do not make that purpose man
ifest once in a while you'll forget all
about me."
This remark was followed by a cack-
ing cny itory outburst that seemed
to gratye.ishly on Gordon's ear.
?" "Well,u.hat do you want?" he asked.
"I want to come out and show my
self. You know I'm here, but a little
ocular demonstration won't come
amiss, I take. it. Remember, I'm show
ing consideration for you. I might have
kicked open this door and stalked out
into the room. Bui I didn't. I rapped."
"Can't yotupuf It off? Come out to
morrow. , T've got' something else to
- think about now."
Ehe high and mighty order of fam
skeletons are not in the habit of
lying second fiddle or taking back
ts for anybody. I'm coming out at
-I.-: right, then," groaned Gordon,
r:;':ing himself about in his chair.
e on.
closet door flew open and a well-
'Ded'. skeleton strode out and
flnl Wjjth a rattle Into a chair. The
. .vernoW eyes were blankly expres
t give to Gordon. For him also there
"swas something sarcastic in the grin of
t Sj fleshless Jaws. .
vycu8t me off," said the skeleton; "I
"'-i'Aliow up as frightful as possi
' . tfv.'A eiT " ...-.
r . ,jyjH'l?st presented Itself to Gor-
' . fl'ommana, which he was
J , .i'8.'0 dlsoiiey. Picking up a
A-woman in ... .
rerteemea "the otzed- dropping the
.. the.,rceipts,,of IjeF ma Chair.
J. ' '"4;.j 'ro".V .oegleot me," said
.visfibtti'lie Kx-iifis, at of the family
-i such. Now,
V iwT jt(w Win an ir'ii "
c-nd through tuofl-kP18 oony legs
Mr. IsvMUfi' iprr u JS :.bly.
the fj'Vju:.J breakingo nave a chat
leg between the knee (in. '
It h ( isti mated tlii-n. It tfsed to
Dalles people are tiiUln wag my
Vii.e nii'iintiiiiis or at. tljy t-
custom 'f visit him every night. As
he sat efore that table there, writing,
I'd "sneak out of that closet, come
quietly up behind him and put an arm
caressingly about his neck." The skel
eton laughed, working his bony Jaws
with a succession of crackling sounds
that made Gordon shiver. "How it
used to startle him! He would turn
white as a sheet as he looked up Into
my face. Once he sprang to his feet In
desperation and we had a wrestle all
about the room, overturning chairs,
tables and everything else that came in
our way." v '. , - i
"You succeeded well In shortening
my father's life," returned Gordon,
gloomily. "Under your tyranny he sunk
into his grave long before his time."
"So he did, bo he did, and he passed
me on to you with the rest of bis prop
erty, real and personal. It was a rich
inheritance, my dear boy, even though
I had to be dragged at its heels. Yet
don't accuse me of any responsibility
for your father's taking off. He was
the author of my existence. Like
Frankenstein, he built me up, bone by
bone, and was not content until he had
made a gigantic monster and breathed
into my bony breast the breath of life.
Then, in order that I might not afflict
his sight, he stowed me away in that
closet. Suppose I became the instru
ment of his own undoing? Is It not
true that he was, nevertheless, the au
thor o tys own downfall?"
"Your logic seems to be as merciless
as It is correct," answered Gordon, with
knitted brows. "Still there are some
points relating to your history on which
my mind is a trifle obscure. What pos
sessed my father to call into being a
creature of your disagreeable charac
ter?" . "The almighty dollar, young man. He
created me in order that you might In
herit a little more wealth. He did not
think then how I should one day sit
astride his shoulders like an old man of
the sea, nor did he think that It was
possible for me to afflict his son. For
obvious reasons my relations with you
are not so intimate as they were with
your worthy father. I was evolved
.out of the wheat pit of the Board of
Trade. Your father was a bull, and be
mercilessly gored both life and fortune
out of a certain bear who was not nim
ble enough to get out of his way." .
"And who was this bear?" asked
"A man named Hepburn." :
"Amy Hepburn's father?" murmured
the young niah,: rubbing his hand
across his brow in an effort to remem
"Yes, Hepburn lost every penny he
had in the world through that disas
trous wheat deal. He was forced into
bankruptcy, and, unable to bear the
disgrace, took bis own life. His money
went to Increase the store your father
left you, my boy, and it Is now possi
ble for you to live in luxury while Hep-
burn's wife and children must struggle
on as best they can. . However," and
the skeleton got up and started back
to its closet, "it is not for me to moral
lze. Now that I've caught myself de
livering a Tiomlly; I'll Just take my de
parture. Au revolr, my dear fellow."
Halting at the closet door, the skel
eton waved Its adieu and disappeared
within. Gordon sat in his ch,air, deep
In thought, while his cigar burned it
self out between his fingers.
At last he got up and shook his broad
shoulders as though freeing himself of
a disagreeable burden. '
"Society has dared me," he mutter
ed, "but I know my heart now, and
I'll do as I please!"
After Harry Gordon and Amy Hep
burn had been married and had return
ed from their honeymoon, Harry
brought his bride upstairs to his old
bachelor's den and seated her in a
"My dear," he said, "I have a confes
sion to make to you. My father once
did your father a grievous wrong, and
I have made myself the happiest fel
low in the world undoing it. However,
as we are not to have any secrets from
each other, you must know about this."
A look of astonishment came into
Amy's blue eyes as she watched her
husband proceed to the closet, throw
open the door and go to rummaging
about Inside." -
"What in the world are you looking
for, Harry?" she asked as he returned
to her side.
"I'm looking for something that
doesn't seem to be there the Gordon
family skeleton, Amy. For the first
time In fifteen yeairs it Is not to be
found in that closet." ' s
Just then a clanking tread was heard
in the hallway without, the door was
pushed slowly ajar and the skeleton
limped in, supporting himself on a
crutch and looking, very much the
worse for wear.
"There it is!" cried Gordon. "What's
the matter with you, old chap? Here,
sit down. I want to make you acquaint
ed with my wife."
The family skeleton dropped into a
chair and shook until it rattled like a
score of castanets.
"I'm done for," it groaned. "You've
fixed me, young man. I Just dropped
in to say good-by forever. But don't
introduce me to your wife. We met be
fore." "That's so, Harry," said Amy. "I
know all about this family skeleton of
yours. Don't let it worry you, my
dear," and she threw her soft arms
about his neck. "Let the dead past
bury Its dead. If we are happy, isn't
that enough?"
"Enough, yes!" and he pressed a rap
turous kiss upon her fair cheek.
That kiss pronounced 1 the doom of
the Gordon family skeleton. Forthwith
it began to fade Into the air, finally
vanishing and leaving not a wreck be
hind. Mean people say that the man a
widow selects to support her at her
husband's funeral is the one she usu
ally marries afterward. .. ,
Bewail, President of the Inter
national Council of Women.
Mrs. May Wright Sewall, who has
been elected president of the Interna-
tional Council of Women, which met;
In London, Is well fitted by education,'
tastes and wide experience as a leader
of women along higher educational
lines for the Important public position
with which she has been honored. For
several years Mrs. Sewall has been
president of the National Council of
Women, and for a great many years
her public work has been devoted al
most exclusively to the furtherance of
organization among women. -
Mrs. Sewall was born in Wisconsin
and is a graduate of Northwestern Uni
versity in the class of 1808. It was,
however, one of her greatest griefs that
she could not enter Yale University as
her father had done, and it was said
that it was largely her sense of Injus
tice In this matter that led her to Identi
fy herself with the woman suffrage
movement After her graduation she
occupied important positions as a
teacher until her marriage with Theo
dore Sewall In 1880, when she and her
husband opened a classical school for
girls in Indianapolis, and she is still
head of that school. Mrs. Sewall has
been abroad several times and has de
voted considerable of her attention to
getting acquainted with the leading
women of the old world. As president
of the National Council she visited
Hamburg, by appointment with the
Empress Frederick, who gave her an
hour's interview and was deeply Inter
ested In the work she outlined. In
Brussels Mrs. Sewall addressed the
Woman's League of Belgium, and in
Paris she spoke in the Marie St Sul-
plce before a large audience of leading
men and women. This address at
tracted great attention and was widely
noticed in the press of France, Russia,
Italy and England., Another great tri
umph was in 1889, when as a delegate
she addressed the Woman's Congress
of Paris In the purest French and re
ceived commendation from M. Jules Si
mon and other noted French writersy
As a presiding officer' Mrs. Sewall Is
said to be uniformly successful, being
dignified, clear-headd and quick to
Bee the point She is also a newspaper
contributor and magazine writer and a
lecturer of some renown. -..
- ' . Money in Abyssinia. : '
The few travelers who have taken
the time and trouble to look into Men
elek's queer kingdom of Abyssinia tell
strange tales of it. Besides the Maria
Theresa 1780 dollars, the people of
Abyssinia, for small change, used a bar
of hard, crystallized salt,' about ten
Inches long and two inches and
a half broad and N thick, slightly
tapering toward the end, five of
which go to the dollar at the capital.
People are very particular about the
standard fineness of the currency. If
It does not ring like metal, or if it is at
all chipped, nothing will induce them
to take it. Then, it is a token of affec
tion among the natives, when friends
meet, to give each other a lick of their
respective a molls, and in this way the
material value of the bar is also de
creased. r ;
For still smaller change cartridges
are used, of which three go to one salt
It does not matter what sort they are.
Some sharpers use their cartridges In
the ordinary way, and then put in some
dust and a dummy bullet to make up the
difference, or else they take out the
powder and put the bullet in again, bo
that possibly In the next action the un
happy seller will find that he has only
miss-fires in his belt; but this Is such
a common fraud that no one takes any
notice of it, and a bad cartridge seems
to serve as readily as a good one.
Reindeer Mos.
; In Sweden the food given to reindeer
is "reindeer moss," a lichen highly
prized by the Lappe, and which grows
abundantly in the Arctic regions al
most as luxuriantly on bare rocks as in
the soil. It covers extensive tracts In
Lapland, making the summer land
scape look like a field of snow. The do
mesticated reindeer are never as large
as the wild ones. The domesticated
Siberian reindeer are larger than those
of Lapland. No care at all is taken of
the deer. - They thrive best by being
permitted to roam in droves and obtain
their own sustenance. The moss can
be used as human food, the taste being
slightly acrid. Attempts have been
made to feed hay, roots, grain, etc., to
the reindeer, but they have not suc
ceeded. .
Secret Order in the United States.
There are in the United States over
fifty distinct secret orders, with more
than 70,000 lodges and 5,000,000 mem
bers. . -
Every one longs for appreciation, but
a cake baker In a house full of boys la
the only one that gets it.
Some people get up surprise parties
because It is the only way in which
they can get invited.
Pen Picture of the Man Who Leaped
from Obscurity to Be the Peer of
Conkllng and Blaine Some Inter
esting Incidents.
The announcement that John .T. In
galls Is to re-enter public life and that
the halls of Congress may again ring
with his eloquence is hailed with pleas
ure by those who love the brilliant and
picturesque in statesmanship. Ingalls
supplies both these qualities and should
he successfully run for Congress, he
would be even a more commanding fig
ure in the lower house than he was in
the Senate before William A. Peffer
drove him out.
Ingalls', career can be briefly sketch'
ed, but the man himself is worthy of
extended notice. He was born in Mid-
dleton, Mass., in 1833, graduated from
Williams College and, after being ad
mitted to the bar, removed to Atchison,
Kan. There he at once became a po
litical leader and within three years
after locating In the State was a men
ber of the Kansas Senate. ! Then he
took up newspaper work as an editor,
ran unsuccessfully for Lieutenant Gov
ernor on two occasions and in 1873 was
elected to the United States Senate,
where he remained eighteen years.
; Before his selection for the Senate In
galls was not known outside his State,
but a sensational incident connected
with his election gave him national no
toriety. ' Senator Pomeroy was a can
didate for re-election. He had several
opponents, among whom Ingalls was
probably the ' most inconspicuous,
Pomeroy paid a member of the Legis
lature $7,000 to vote for him and the
next day this member, Senator York,
brought the money Into the Senate,
laid it on the president's desk and said
It represented Pomeroy's attempt at
bribery. . The incident created no end
of excitement and Ingalls was elected
as a comprmise. ."'
Once at Washington Ingalls' natural
ability asserted itself and he was soon
known as one of the foremost debaters
and most brilliant speakers in public
life. The brain has been described as
"a dynamo of intellectual activity."
He became the peer of Conkllng and
Blaine and through nine Congresses
sat as a shining light. He was looked
up on as a fixture In the Senate, when
the Populistic movement swept - him
out in 1891 and Peffer took his seat.
Ingalls, with a comfortable fortune,
retired to private life, which he has
since enjoyed. His object in life Is to
get through it with as little personal
discomfort as possible, and he is doing
that very thing, regardless of criticism,
public or individual. He works, trav-
ele, lectures, writes, reads, rides or
walks ' as the fancy strikes him.
Money's only value is the good or com
fort that it may buy for himself or his
family, and as the supply seems to be
abundant he spends without stint buy
ing a horse or letting a contract for a
business block with equal indifference.
His home in Atchison is a model of ele
gance, comfort and convenience, and
perfect In all Its appointments. ; He
lives like a prince, and his family set
the pace of the local four hundred.
Dazzling; Brilliance. '
Ingalls has more ideas to the square
inch than many of his fellow-politicians
have to the square mile, and his vocab
ulary is equal to Worcester and Web
ster boiled down and filtered through
Carlyle's "Sartoe Kesartus." He Is a
succession of surprises. He has as
many colors as a Chameleon, and he
puts on a new one every hour. His
private conversation Is full of meat,
and when he talks every sentence
makes you think, and every word
weighs a pound. lie Is a man of
broad reading, and he draws his illus
trations from the antediluvian periods
of geology In one sentence, takes a
metaphor from a famous English nov
elist for a second, and In the third, like
as not gives you a bit of the latest
slang from the slums.
At first you are dazzled by this flow
of words and ideas. You are blinded
by his pyrotechnic phrases, and you
give him no credit for his genius other
than that to the God who made him.
As you go on, however, you find that
he is one of the hardest workers in pub
lic life, and that the vast mental cap
ital which he has 'to-day has been
largely made up by the saving of the
Intellectual pennies. ' For the past
twenty years he has been making
speeches and witty remarks in his
study in order that he may deliver them
In private conversation or on the stump.
Every bright thought and every expres
sion that he has come In contact with
has been reground and repollshed be
tween the millstones of his brain until
It has left its original shape and be
come a new creature that of Ingalls
alone. He has a peculiar memory in
that when he once writes a thins: he ,
The United States War Department has definitely decided on the Introduction of
Gruson turrets into the coast defense system of the United States and the first
order has actually been given for the mounting of one. of these enormous struc
tures in lower New York harbor. The turret in question will be utilized for the
protection of the great 16-inch 126-ton gun now nearing completion at the Water
vliet arsenal for the United States. This gun when finished will not. only be the
heaviest gun in the. world, but the longest and most powerful gun ever built. It
will exceed by several feet in length the great Krupp gun exhibited at the World's
Fair in 1893, and in range power will be able to throw its shell fully two miles
further than the Krupp monster. - , .
pens it as It were, on the tablets of his
mind, to be left there until occasion
shall call It forth. The books he reads
are always interlined and filled with
marginal notes, and these notes are
often finished sentences " which he
makes thus and lays away for future
use. :. He is a great student of the dic
tionary. He likes odd words and Is al
ways looking for them, and in the mak
ing of his speeches, some of his sen
tences, ordinary at the start . are
changed and rechanged until they be
come oratorical surprises which co
ringing around the world.
Ingalls Is not all brains; he has nerve
also. When he was a young man and
new In Kansas, he was billed to make
a speech in Atchison, where he now
lives. A party of border ruffians called
upon him, and warned him not to speak.
They had pistols In their belts, and a
rope In their hands, and they swore
they would hang him if he said any
thing against them. Ingalls looked
them In the eye and told them to hang.
He said that he was billed for a speech,
and he was going to make It. He did
make It, and that In no measured
terms. . - -
At another time Ingalls was sitting
one day, eating his dinner at a hotel in
Atchison. It was the days of early
Kansas, when everyone carried revol
vers. A drunken ruflian entered the
room. He saw Ingalls, and, pointing a
revolver at him, said: -
"See here, my boy, they say you are
the best speaker in all Kansas. These
gentlemen here are my friends, and we
want a speech. Now, you get up on
that chair and give us a speech, or I'll
shoot sheol out of you.'.' ' -
The future Senator looked the man
straight in the eye, and coolly replied
that he did not intend to make a speech
for any drunkard. He continued to
look as the man flourished the pistol
and Jumped up and down, threatening
to kill him. . He may have been pale,
and his heart must have Jumped to his
throat but he did not move. 'Finally,
the man happened to hit the pistol
against his boot as he Jumped up and
down in his rage. It went off, and the
ball struck his leg, filling the boot with
blood. This sobered him somewhat,
and he left the dining-room. Ingalls
then went upstairs, brought down his
pistol, and .laying it beside his plate,
went on with his eating. . The drunken
man was killed that afternoon, in an
affray which he had on the street -
Miss Onoto Watanna and Her Work
in the Pu'pit.
Miss Onoto Watanna, the young Jap
anese writer and author of "Miss Nume
of Japan," now a resident of Chicago,
Is as picturesque a character as any
in her stories. . Small and dark, with
the bright black almond-shaped eyes
of the Japanese and a mass of willful
black hair, she is a study for a painter.
In the firm-looking mouth and straight
nose a physiognomist, might read the
resolution which has, at the age of 21,
brought her so favorably before the
public. ' - . .
Miss Watanna, after leaving Japan
with her English father when a little
girl, lived in Toronto, Canada, for a
number of years. There the little sav
age, as she was often called, amused
the school children and shocked the
teachers with stories largely embel
lished with a boundless imagination,
of the land of her birth. At the age of
17 she went to Jamaica, where she was
assistant editor of the News Letter,
published In Kingston. . Under the
pseudonyms of "Busybody" and "Man
on the Street" her work attracted much
attention in Jamaica. . She became a
great favorite with the Governor and
his wife, Sir Henry and Lady Blake.
For a while after leaving Jamaica
Is your right the stronger, or your left eye? You are right-handed; are you
also right sighted? Make this test and see. Place an object of about two inches
In diameter, perfectly round, on a level with your eyes and move back from it to a
distance of ten feet. Then take sight over your forefinger until the objective point
and the tip of the finger are exactly in line with the eye from which you are sight
ing. Now open the other eye. With both your eyes open has the objective point
moved to one side? If not the.. eye with which you first sighted is the stronger,
since the addition of the other's vision does, not divert the complete vision from
the original focus of the one eye. If the objective does move to one side it
proves that the weaker.. eye has done the first sighting, which the stronger eye
has diverted as soon as -it has opened. .:'-
Perhaps there is very , little.., difference in your eyes. Take sight as before,
but with both eyes open. ' Now close the left eye. How far out of line is the
right eye? Now take sight again with both eyes open. Close your right eye. How
far out of line is the left eye? Whichever is the farther out in these two tests is
the weaker eye. If you arestrongly right-eyed the right eye will hold firmly to
the objective point which' lias been focused by both eyes together when it is left
viaw the objective alone. If you are strongly left-eyed, vice versa, '
Miss Watanna lived with her father's
relations in the South, but she grew,
restive and studied shorthaad-imtrslie
might go out into the world. Chicago
was the goal of T ambitions, and
soon believing herself an expert ste
nographer, she sold her bicycle, and
with the proceeds arrived at the Polk
street depot She secured a position
through a Sunday advertisement for an
experienced typewriter and stenog
rapher. The first morning she was
installed before the typewriter the girl
realized her. utter ignorance of the
machine. It was all easy enough but
making the capital letters; that puz
zled her, but the letters were calmly
written without a sign of capitaliza
tion, and on the manager's astonished
inquiry she told him regretfully that -the
capital was broken. Of course a
man was sent for to mend the machine,'
and from him Miss Watanna received
her first lesson In typewriting, paying
him from her slender purse and swear
ing him to everlasting secrecy.
Miss Watanna's first Japanese story
appeared in the Cincinnati Tribune. It
was entitled "A Japanese Girl." Since
then many of the leading periodicals
have requested stories from her pen.
Her work Is particularly wholesome
and abounds in delightful descriptions
of the tropical East. - . .
It Is to Be One of the Attractions ot
the Pnris r xnosition.
The gigantic umbrella, which is to
be one of the greatest attractions at
the forthcoming Paris exhibition, will
cover a surface of 15,000 square me
tres in height and will consist of a
hollow metal column 40 metres in
diameter at the base. The covering of
this wonderful umbrella will have a
diameter of 140 metres, and will con
sist of multi-colored glass, benax tn
which will be suspended thousands of
electric lamps. These when lighted
up at night will produce a most bril
liant and fairy-like effect. The Inside
of the "stick" will be divided Into four
stories, three below and one above the
covering. On the lower floors there
will be a cafe, a concert hall, and a
theater. On the fourth story, situated
at the top of the umbrella, and forming
a cupola, will be a restaurant. 'J'ho
different stories will be reached by
comfortable lifts. The idea of this k1-
gantic umbrella emanates from thei
brain of a woman a Mme. Perchla
Giverne,"who Is an umbre'la maker.