The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, July 19, 1901, Image 4

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For more than an hour there had been Rilciire in the dinuy old law
office of Mr. Worthington, where Henry
I.iinoln flinl William Nenler still re
mained, the oue an a practicing lawyer
and Junior partner of the Arm, and tu
other an a ktmleiit Mt ill. fyr he had not
yet dared to offer himaelf for examina
tion. Study was NometkiiiK which Henry
pnrtinihirly diliked; and a his mother
had trained him with the Idea that labor
for him wan wholly tiniieeesanry, he had
never hi-Htowed n thought on the future,
or nmde an exertion of any kind. Now,
however, a different plmae of affair waa
aiieiir:iijr. Hi father' fortune w
threBteni-d with ruin; and he aat In the
office with hi heel iituii the window mil,
delintiliK the all Important question
whether it were better to marry Klla
Campbell for the money which would
live him from poverty, or to roue hlru
elf to notion for the sake of Mary How
ard, whom lie really fancied ho loved.
Frequently aince the party had be met
her, em h time becoming more and more
colivinred of her auperiority over the oth
er young ladies of her acquaintance. He
was undoubtedly greatly assisted In this
derision by the manner with which she
was received by the fashionables of Uos
ton; but, aside from that, as far as ha
was capable of doing so, he liked her,
and was now making up his mind wheth
er to tell her so or not.
At lust breaking the silence, he exclaim
ed: "Hang me, if I don't believe she a be
witched me. or else I'm in love. Bender,
how docs a chap feel when he's in love?"
"Very foolish, judging from yourself,
returned William, and Henry replied:
"I hope you nienn nothing personal, for
I'm hound In nvcmre mv honor, and
'twould be a deuced scrape for you aVl
mo to light about 'your sister, as you call
her, for 'tis she who has inspired me. or
made a fool of me, one or the other."
"You've changed your mind, haven't
you?" asked William, a little sarcastical
ly. "Hanged If I have!" snld Henry. "I
was interested In her years ago, when
he was the ugliest little vixen a man
ever looked upon, and tBat'a why I teased
her so I don't believe she's handsome
now, but she's something, and that some
thing has raised the mischief with me.
Come, Bender, you are better acquainted
with her than I am, so tell me honestly
If you think I'd better marry her."
With a haughty frown William replied:
"You have my permission, sir, to propose
as soon as you please. I rather wish you
would;" then taking his hat he left the
office, while Henry continued his solilo
quy ns follows:
"I wonder what the old folks would
say to a penniless bride. Wouldn't moth
er and Rose raise a row? I'd soon quiet
the old woman, though, by threatening to
tell that she was once a factory girl. But
, If dad smashes up I'll have to work, for
1 haven't brains enough to earn my living
by wit. I guess on the whole I'll go and
call on Ella; she's handsome, and besides
that has the rhino, too; but how shallow!"
and the young man broke the blade of his
knife as he stuck It Into the hardwood
table by way of emphasizing his last
Ella chanced to be out, and as Henry
was returning he overtook Ida Selden
and Mary Howard, who were taking
their accustomed walk. Since her conver
sation with William a weight seemed
lifted from Mary's spirits, and she now
was happier far than she ever remem
bered of having been before. Mary
could not find it in her heart to be un
courteous to Henry, and her manner to
ward him that morning was so kind and
affable that it completely upset him; and
when he parted with her at Mr. Seidell's
gate his' mind was quite made up to
offer her his heart and hand.
"I shall have to work," thought he,
"but for her sake I'll do anything."
An hour later he sat down and wrote
to Mary on paper what he rjmld not
tell her face to face. Had there been
a lingering doubt of her acceptance, he
would undoubtedly have wasted at least
a dozen sheets of the tiny gilt-edged pa
per, but as it was one would suffice, for
she would not scrutinize his handwriting
she would not count the blots, or mark
the omission of punctuating pauses. An
ardent declaration of love was written,
sealed and directed.
Ilestless and unquiet, he sat down to
await his answer. It came at last his
rejection, yet couched in language so kind
and conciliatory that he could not feel
angry. Twice three times he read it
over, hoping to find some intimation that
possibly she might relent; but no, it was
firm and decided, and while she thanked
him for the honor he conferred upon her,
she respectfully declined accepting lt, as
suring him that his secret should be kept
"There's some comfort In that,"
thought he, "for I wouldn't like to have
It known that I have been refused by a
poor, unknown girl," and then, as the con
viction came over him that she would
never be his, he laid his head upon the
table and wept such tears as a spoilt
child might weep when refused a toy too
costly and delicate to be trusted in its
rude grasp.
Ere long there was a knock at the
door and hastily wiping away all traces
of his emotion, Henry admitted his fath
er, who had come to talk of their future
prospects, which were even worse than
he had feared. But did not reproach
his wayward son, nor hint that his reck
less extravagance had hastened the ca
lamity which otherwise might have been
avoided. Calmly he stated the extent to
which they were Involved, adding that
though an entire failure might be pre
vented a short time, it would come at
last; and that an honorable payment of
his debts would leave them beggars.
"For myself I do not care," said the
wretched man, pressing hard his aching
temples, where the gray hairs had thick
ened, within a few short weeks. "For
myself I do not care, but for my wife
and children for Rose, and that she
must miss her accustomed comforts, is
the keenest pang of all."
All this time Henry had not spoken, but
thought was busily at work. He could
not bestir himself; he bad no energy for
that now; but he could marry Ella Camp
bell, whose wealth would keep him in
the position he now occupied, besides
supplying many of Uose's wants.
Cursing the fate which had reduced
him to such an extremity, toward the
dusk of evening Henry started for Mrs.
Campbell's. Lights were burning in the
parlor, and as the curtains were drawn
back he could see through the partially
opened shutter that Ella was alone. Ke
cliniug in a large sofa chair, she sat,
leaning upon her elbow, the soft curls of
rvsher brown hair falling- over her white
arm, which the full blue cashmere sleeve
exposed to view. She seemed deeply
engaged In thought, and never before had
she looked so lovely to Henry, who as
he gazed upon her felt a glow of pride lu
thinking that fair young girl could be his
for the asking.
"And so my little pet Is alone," said
he, coming forward, and raising to his
Hps the dulnty fingers which Ella extend
ed toward him. "I hope the old aunty is
out," he continued, "for I want to see
you on special business." '
Ella noticed how excited he appeared,
and always on the alert for something
when he was with her, she began to
tremble, and without knowing what she
said asked him "what he wanted of her
"Zounds!" thought Henry, "she meets
me more than half way," and then, lest
his resolution should fall, he resented her
in the rhuir she had left, and drawing an
ottoman to her side hastily told her of
his love, ending his declaration by saying
that from the first time ne saw her he
had determined that she should be his
wife! And Ella, wholly deceived, allow
ed her head to droop upon his shoulder,
while she whispered to him her answer,
Thus they were betrothed Henry Lin
coln and Ella Campbell.
"Glad am I to be out of that atmos
phere," thought the newly engaged young
man, as he reached the open air, anil be
iran to breathe more freely. "Goodness
me, won't I lead a glorious life? ' Now
if she'd only hung back a little but no,
she said yes, before 1 fairly got the words
out: but money covereth a multitude of
sins I beg your pardon,, imin'am," said
he quickly, as he became conscious of
having rudely jostled a young lady, who
was turning the corner.
Looking up, he met Mary Howard's
large dark eyes fixed rather inquiringly
upon him. She was accompanied by one
of Mr. Selden's servants, and he folt
sure she was going to visit her sister. Of
course, Ella would tell her all, and what
must Mary think of one who could so
soon repeat his vows of love to another?
In all the world there was not an linn
vidua! for whose good opinion Henry Lin
coln cared one-halt so much as for Mary
Howard's: aud the thought that he
should now surely lose It maddened him.
The resolution of the morning was for
gotten, and that night a fond father
watched and wept over his inebriate son.
From one of the luxuriously furnished
chambers of her father's elegant mansion
Jenny Lincoln looked mournfully out up
on the thick, angry clouds which, the live
long day, had obscured the winter sky,
Dreamily for a while she listened to the
patter of the rain as It fell upon the de
serted pavement below, and then, with a
long, deep sigh, she turned away and
wept. Poor Jeuny 1 the day was rainy
and dark and dreary, but darker far were
the shadows stealing over her pathway.
Turn which way she would there was not
one ray of sunshine which even her buoy
ant spirits could gather from the sur
rounding gloom. Her only sister was
slowly but surely dying, and when Jenny
thought of this she felt that if Rose could
only live she'd try and bear the rest; try
to forget how much she loved ullain
Bender, who that morning had honorably
and manfully asked her of her parents,
and been spurned with contempt not by
ber father, for could he have followed
the dictates of bis better judgment he
would willingly hare given his daughter
to the care of one who he knew would
carefully shield her from the storms of
life. It was not he, but the cold, proud
mother, who so haughtily refused Wil
Ham's request, accusing him of taking
underhand means to win her daughter's
"I had rather see you dead!" said the
stony-hearted woman, when Jenny knelt
at her feet and pleaded for her to take
back the words she had spoken. "I had
rather see you dead than married to such
as he, I mean what I have said, and you
will never be his."
Jenny knew William too well to think
he would ever sanction an act of disobe
dience to her mother, and her heart grew
faint and her eyes grew dim with tears,
as she thought of conquering the love
which had grown with her growth and
strengthened with her strength. There
was another reason, too, why Jenny
should weep as she sat alone In her room.
From her father she had heard of all that
was to happen. The luxuries to which all
her life she had been accustomed were
to be hers no longer. The pleasant conn
try house In Chicopce, dearer far than
her city home, must be sold, and no
where in the wide world was there a
place for them to rest.
Mr. Lincoln entered his daughter's
room, and bending affectionately over her
pillow said, "How Is my darling to-day?"
"Better, better almost well," returned
Rose, raising herself in bed to prove what
she had said. "I shall be out in a few
days, and then you'll buy me one of those
elegant plaid silks, won't you? Ail the
girls are wearing them, and I haven't
had a new dress this winter, and here
'tis almost March."
Oh! how the father longed to tell his
dying child that her next dress would be
a shroud. But he could not. He was too
much a man of the world to speak to her
of death; so without answering her ques
tion he said: "Rose, do you think you
are able to be moved Into the country?"
"What, to Chicopee? that horrid, dull
place? I thought we were not going there
this summer?
"No, not to Chicopee, but to your grand
ma Rowland's in Glenwood. The physi
clan thinks you will be more quiet there,
and the pure air will do you good."
Rose looked earnestly in her0 father's
face to see if he meant what he said, and
then replied: "I'd rather go -anywhere in
the world than to Glenwood. You've no
idea how I hate to stay there. Grandma
is so queen and the things in the house so
fussy and eountryfied and cooks by a
fireplace, and washes id a tin basin, and
wipes on a crash towel that hangs on a
roller!" G
Mr. Lincoln could hardly repress a
smile at Rose's reasoning, but perceiving
that he must be decided, he said: "We
think It best for you to go, and shall ac
cordingly make arrangements to take you
In the course of a week or two. Your
mother will stay with yon, and Jenny,
too, will be there a part of the time;
then, not wishing to witness the effect of
his words, he hastily left the room, paus
ing in the haS to wipe away the tears
which involuntarily came to his eyes as
ha overheard Rose angrily wonder "why
she should be turned out of doors when
she wasn't able to sit op!"
"I never caa bear the scent of those
great tallow candles, never," said she
"and then to think of the coarse sheets
and patchwork bedquilt oh, It's dread
ful r
Jenny's heart, too, was well-nigh burst
Ing, but she forced down her own sor
row, while she strove to comfort her sis
ter, telling her how strong and well the
bracing air of the country would m"
har, and how refreshing, when ber fever
tMs on, would be the clear, com waier
which gushed from the spring near the
thoruapple tree, where In childhood they
an oft had ulaved. Then she spoke of
the miniature waterfall, which not far
from her grandmother's door uiaue
"fairy-like music" all the day long, and
at last, as If soothed by the sound of that
far-off water, Hose forgot her trouble,
aud sank Into a sweet, refreshing slum
ber. In a few davs preparations were com
menced for moving Hose to (Jlenwood,
aud in the excitement of getting ready
he In a measure forgot the tallow can
dles and patchwork bedquilt, the thoughts
of which had so much shocked ner at
i'ut in my embroidered merino morn
ing gown," said she to Jenny, who wss
packing her trunk, "and the blue cash
men one faced with white satin; and
don't forget my best csmbrlc skirt, the
one with so much work on It, for wnen
George Moreland comes to Glenwood I
shall want to look as well as possible;
and then, too, I life to see the country
folks open their mouths snet stare at city
What makes you think George will
come to Glenwood?" asked Jenny.
"1 know, and that's enough," answereil
Rose; "and now, before you forget it, put
In my leghorn hat, for If I stay long l
shall want it; aud see how nicely you
can fold the dress I wore at Mrs. Rus
sell's party!"
"Why, Rose, what can you possibly
want of that?" asked Jeuny, and Rose re
plied: "Oh, I want to show It to grancima,
lust to hear her groan over our extrava
gance, and predict that we'll yet come to
Jenny thought that if Rose could have
seen her father that morning when the
bill for the dross and its costly trim
ming was presented she would have
wished it removed forever from her sight.
Early in the winter Sir. Lincoln had seen
that all such matters were settled, and of
this bill, more recently made, be knew
"I eau't pay it now," said he promptly
to the boy who brought It. I ell Mr.
Holton I will see him In a day or two."
The boy took the paper with an Inso
lent grin, for he had heard tjie fast cir
culating rumor "that one of the big bugs
was about to smash up; and now, eager
to confirm the report, he ran swiftly back
to his employer, who muttered, "Just ns
I expected. I ll draw on him for what
I lent him, and that'll tell the story. My
daughters can't afford to wear such
things, and I m not going to furnish
money for his."
Of all this Rose did not dream, for in
her estimation there was no end to her
father's wealth, and the possibility of his
failing had never entered her mind.
(To be continued.)
Some of the Things Upoa Which They
Economy with moot women means
saving Just as much money as they
can lu one direction In order to spend
lt lu another. A languid Individual in
one of the shops on Saturday Mas an
example of this sort of thrlftiness.
'I am going to be very economical
In my wardrobe this summer," she said
to a companion. "Just now, for In
stance, I am buying nothing buf!)
and 8'i cent lawns. . Then when I get
about $35 together I am going to put
It all In a chiffon boa. I dote on chif
fon boas, don't you?"
For Its own part, this page has never
been an advocate of economy. It once
knew a mistaken feminine who de
nied herself luxuries and stinted her
self lu necessities all her life and put
the money she saved thus in a stock
ing so that a tombstone might be
erected over her when she died. But,
alas! she expired without making a
will, and the next of kin, when the
stocking was found, promptly spent its
contents for a pony phaeton and a me
chanical piano and was happy ever
This horrible example haunts the
woman's page when It is tempt
ed to buy $1.50 gloves instead of the $2
kind, and it therefore purchases the
higher-priced handwear in order that
none of Its survivors may have Its earn
ings to squander in riotous living and
mechanical pianos.
Almost every housekeeper has, how
ever, some pet article upon which she
saves money when she can. This page's
Aunt Jane, about whom a good deal
has been set down here at one time and
another, retrenches on beef. To pay
20 or 25 cents a pound for the tender
loin Is, she declares, simply monstrous
aud part of a conspiracy between the
butchers and the shopkeepers to im
poverish worthy people. She there
fore purchases those odds-and-end cor
ners of the animal which seem to have
no name and hears unmoved the re
marks her progeny make about having
their teeth sharpened before they go
on with the meal.
Another elderly and very estimable
woman economizes by not giving any
thing to the church collection. Up she
gets before the plate reaches her and
out of the edifice she stalks, upborne
by the consciousness at least she says
she Is that lt is better to dispense
one's charity from one's own back gate
than to put It higgledy-piggledy with
other people's dimes and quarters and
never be sure that It does any good
at all.
This page blushes to mention lt, but
It really does know people whose chief
source of retrenchment Is In laundry
bills. Like the German housewife, they
only have their washing done every six
months or so. It is not on record that
the money thus saved goes to pay the
bills of the family physician, though It
would be poetic Justice if this were so.
There are dozens of women who
economize on newspapers, magazines
and books. It was even said of a fam
ily of maiden ladies once that they
hadn't bad a scrap of reading matter
in their house for thirty years that
wasn't borrowed, except advertise
ments for soap and baking powder.
The saving woman might be said to
be the mother of the rummage sale. It
la she who hoards all the cord that
comes around parcels and all the paper
Koto unit nil tho scrnnH of 1rpa fttvul.
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purposely, apparently to throw" away
when house cleaning time comes. Bal
timore News.
Otherwise with the Poor.
feel sorry for the rich-'
"When a rich man gets a counterfeit
quarter he can't remember where he
got bis dollar bill broken." Chicago
They Are Bald toOatherln Haifa Mill
ion Dollars Her Year.
At low estimate Cblcugo upends near
ly half a inllllou dollars every year
upouclulrvoyiints, fortuneteller, puhu-
lHts, "voodoo doctors," and a long pro
cession of fakers and confidence folk
ho prey upon the gullibility of the
general public. This, simply for fees.
To add to this the long train of addi
tional expense to w hich the victims are
put, mich as traveling expense, para
pliernullu, Investment thnt full to pay,
and kindred ventures, probably fJ.iiiM),
(XXI would not cover the community
According to the city directory, there
are neurly UK) professional clairvoy
ants in Chicago. At lenst fifty more
than are listed as such practice the
art." There are 100 fortune tellers,
perhaps seventy five palmists, and nti
unknown number of kindred folk w ho
live by their wits on these general
A popular and successful clairvoyant,
who cnu locate gold mines for his fol
lowers, has a gold mine of his own. He
may take In $1!."0 to floO a week. Others
much less fortunate niny be reasonably
content to make both ends meet. In
general, figuring fifty-two weeks to ttie
year, Cblcngo's tribute to these seers
niny be figured out nbotit as follows:
1.-.0 clairvoyauts at ?2o a week. .?iri,Ot)0
100 fortune tellers at $10 a week 5'2,OO0
IN) palmists at 13 a week W,XK
Miscellaneous fakirs ir0,KX)
Total .$4153,000
Tbls Is almost us much as the general
public gives to charity, and Is only
fraction of the money that In other
ways in wasted upon these people who
affect to be able to read the future,
That they do not and cannot read the
future may be proved by the caller over
the threshold before he has stepped In
side. When the reporter rang the bell of a
West Side house behind whose door
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according to an advertisement was a
clairvoyant "ordained to do what she
does and whose marvelous achieve
ments are demonstrated in your pres
ence while you look, listen, and won
der," the door opened about four
Inches, and the face of a stout, commonplace-looking
woman peered out as
If she was suspicious of a collector or
constable, or perhaps somebody who
wanted to kill cockroaches.
"Good-morning," said the caller. "I
didn't know if you were ready, but I've
come over to ask you about it"
"About what?" and the door closed
another Inch.
"You know," Insisted the caller,
"about clairvoyancy, trances, and that
sort of thing."
"I don't know anything about it,"
said the voice; "who are you, anyhow?"
"What! You don't even know who I
am? I thought you were a clairvoy
ant "
But the door had closed with a sud
den Jar and the fuller was outside of
lt, staring at the porcelain name-plate
on the door.
Y'et, according to this woman's adver
tisement, "the greatest mysteries of
life will be revealed." business trou
bles will be unraveled, love ffnlrs will
be straightened out and made smooth,
your enemies will be named and pla
cated, and life generally will be made
merry as a marriage bell. Incidentally,
too, she "locates lost and stolen arti
cles, mines," etc. whatever "etc." may
mean in the context. At the same time,
by actual proof, she does not know a
book agent from a customer until the
caller has explained; and then the book
agent might tie to her successfully.
Legend of a Sprinjj.
Swimming about Kn a lutge marble
lined tank in a small church Just out
side Constantinople are to be seen l
number of fishes, brown on one side
and white on the other. These, It is
said, are the descendants of the ones
that gave the name "Bulukii" (place of
, fishes to the rturch- e l1" 18 a"
1 follows: At the time of the invasion of
Constantinople by the Turks, a monk
a spring or
W89 COOKing nsu near b syi .
n.on. II, a litlla
church now
stands, when a messenger rode up in
haste, announcing "The city Is taken!"
Discrediting the story, the monk de
clared that he would sooner believe
that the half-cooked fish before him
would Jump back Into the water. As
he spoke, the fish, so the story goes,
did actually leap from the pan Into the
spring. Ever since that time the wa-
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tors have been regnrded as curative.
aud once every year pilgrimage are
made to It by sufferers from various
Boots, a Waif from America, In the
Kield th ,he '".
Thomas F. Millard, the war corre
spondent, tells the New York SuH the
following story of Boot, a 1J year-old
Yankee, whom he met fighting with
the Boors, and who may be mill dodg
ing bullets and lyddite shells. Said Mr.
"HI reul name Is William Young,
but lu the Inngers he Is known by the
sobriquet of Boots. I think be came
by bis title honestly enough, for he
drags about a huge pair of legging
boots many too large, and orna
mented with enormous brass spurs.
"Boots is n midget of 12-or at least
lie gives thut ns his age, though he
doesn't look It by three years.
"Boots wss born In the United Stats.
Wtien very young he remembers being
taken to England, whence he came to
South Afiicu. His parents are long
since dead, and Rlncc their death Will
iam, having no other relations that he
knew of, bns rustled for himself.
"When this war began William es
poused fhe cnuse of the Boers and Join
ed the Irish brigade under Colonel
Bluke. The men, who formed this ad
venturous corps look a fancy to the
wnlf and made him one of then. So
It wus that Boots saw all the bloody
battles of the Natal campaign Hun
dee, Newcastle, Nicholson's Nek, the
riatraml, and the many fights along
the Tugela. Armed with two water
bottles, the midget would enter a fight,
and more than once has a wounded
brigadier, on finding a cooling drink
placed to his pnrcbed lips, looked up to
discover Boots. If the fire were too hot
to permit his wounded comrades being
removed to a place of safety the boy
would remain to attend them until the
battle was over or night fell.
mot exactly handsome-
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"When Captain Hassell organized the
American scouts as a separata com
pany Boots decided to Join his country
men. Boots has a horse to ride, but
his ambition Is to possess a pony of his
own, and a Mauser carbine, so he can
tight like the other scouts. For the
purchase of a pony be has saved up 2
and 5 shillings, which will buy no horse
In South Africa in war time. So Boots
has to go without a pony until better
times. But he has hopes of capturing
one from the British.
"Meanwhile, since he cannot fight
like a full-grown man, he makes him
self useful around the laager. As to
the future, Boots scorns to contemplate
" 'What'll I do when the war is over?'
he said. 'I dunno. I'll do whatever I
can. Maybe, if the Boers lose, I'll go
to America.' "
The Phantom Ship.
While the captain of an English
steamer was standing on the bridge of
his vessel as it passed down the Eng
lish Channel, a thick fog came on and
he began to sound the fog-horn. To
his dismay, after he had sounded the
signal, he heard the "Boo-o-o" of the
horn repeated directly ahead of him.
He turned the ship's head sharply to
the right to avoid a collision and
sounded another warning. The vessel
was put back on Its former track and
the fog-horn sounded, with the same
"I could not make it out, said the
captain, in narrating the story, "and a
strange feeling of superstitious awe be
gtin to creep over me. Just as I was
giving myself one last pull together the
lookout man called:
" 'It's the old coo, sir!'
"And so it was tlie cow kept In the
forecastle for the use of the ship. Un
doubtedly she took the sound of the
fog-horn for the cry of a companion In
distress, and gave a sympathetic re
sponse, j
Wise Pirate. ,
First Pirate Captain, that ship in
the distance Is loaded down with for
eign noblemen on their way to Amer
ica. Captain Don't meddle with her.
We'll lay for or coming back; she'll
have more money then. New York
Every woman bays of some die.-s-maker
that she ought to charge her
only half price because she gave her
her start. -
It Fornlsbea Many Kiamplea of the
Importance of tniall Ihlny:.
"I have been very much Impressed
with the Importance of small things lu
lute years," suld an old steamboat
man, "and the SIlsslsslppI river bus
furnished me some rather good exam
ples. I can understand now w hy Cae
tmr looked out upou the Nile lu such
curious amazemeut, aud offered all
that he stood for to the Egyptian priest
if be would show him tho source of
that wwderful river. But the antics
of the Nile look like lnslguiHcaut noth
ings to me when compared with the
atrange conduct of the stream thut
oozes out of the earth at Itasca aud
hurries on Its murky aud devious way
ward the Gulf of Mexico. Towns
along the Mississippi that once stood
right ou the brink of the river have
been Isolated eveu lu my day. aud
there are, too, all along the course of
the gtrnim lHtle empire in view where
the river has encroached upon small
centers of population, finally eating the
earth away aud forcing the luiiabit
nuts to seek other oiuu ters. There are
hundreds of theso pluces that are ul
most forgotten now eveu by the men
who are constantly ou the river.
What brings about theso vloieui
Changes along the banks of the river?
Not floods. It Is Just the ordinary do
lugs of the stream. In the first place
the current of the Mississippi Is won
derfully swift, Bnd the sediment de
posited at any point where resistance
to the flow Is offered is very giiut. lie
string to the neck of a bottle and
sink it with the motMu of the bottle up
and open.
"If held in one place where the flow
is normal In an extremely short period
of time the bottle will till with sedl
ment. Stretch a net across the river
a net so finely woven that nothing but
the pure water of the river con past
through, and, on account of the rapid
Ity of the flow and the greatness of
the deposit of sediment, almost in
twinkling the river would be dammed
at that point. Experts have admitted
this. This brings me to the point ol
uiy narrative.
"The flow of currenfs Is frequently
interfered with by sunken boats, per
haps by a Jackstaff sticking up abovi
the surface. The current Is dlverlel
by degrees, generally touching the fai
side of the stream a mile from the
point where lt agalu meets resistance,
aud Immediately begins the building of
a sandbar. I have seen a thousand ex
amples of this sort during my career
on the river, and I hnve known of In
stances where the root of a tree or the
mere twig of a willow have brought
about similar conditions. These th'ngs
have tended to make a riddle out of the
river; yet the stream after a while will
be handled so as to undo all thnt it bos
accomplished In this way." New Or
leans Times-Democrat.
The British Commander Not Alwjya
the r-tern Holdler.
Most stories represent Lord Kitch
ener lu a somewhat stern light. Here
Is one which shows thnt even the mod
em "man of blood and Iron" can un
bend. During the last Soudiin cam
palgu Kitchener was accompanied by
a telegraphist, to whom he took the
nearest approach to a fancy his stern
nnture would allow. After Khartoum
the telegraphist heard that his mother
was 111 and In want at home. He np
plied for his discharge, to which he was
entitled. Kitchener sent for him, and
demanded to know why he wished to
leave. The mini explained.
"Don't you think you could help your
mother without going home, sir" ask
ed Kitchener.
"I'd rather go home, sir," replied the
"Oh, very well," said Kitchener,
closlnar the Interview abruptly. "You
know your own business best. That'll
The day come for the telegraphist to
leave, and lie went to bid his chief
"Ah," said Kitchener, "you're a fool
to go. I would have given you a good
post had you stayed. I'm very busy-
The man saluted and was retiring.
when Kitchener called out:
"Here, Just take this note to the pay
master for me."
The- note was delivered, and the
bearer was walking away when he
whom the Irreverent subalterns call
"Shovelpenny" called him back.
"I'm to give you this, by the Gener
nl's orders," he said.
"This" was equivalent In Egyptian
money to a 10 note. It was character
istic of Kitchener that ho would not
lift a finger to urge the man to stay.
and that he did not want to be
thanked. v
Deficient In Dead Language.
Cardinal Tedro Goncalez was a pious
man who believed in the gospel of
pence. He noticed one day that a
priest In his train carried a short sword
under his cloak. The cardinal reproved
him. saying that a cleric should not
curry arms.
"True," answered the priest humbly,
"but I carry the weapon only to defend
myself should I be attacked by a dog."
"In that case," said the cardinal,
"and It I saw a dog running toward
me, I should begin to recite the Gospel
of John."
"That," returned the priest, "would
be a wise thing, indeed, but may It not
be that there are some dogs that do not
understand Latin?" Youth's Com-
When the optimist was dispossessed
and thrown, along with his household
Impedimenta, into the cold street, he
1 ,...!- 1 ,1 ,,nln,tdlr
"Why do you laugh, my friend?" in
quired a passerby.
"Because I have Just now been eman
cipated from toll," replied the optimist
"For years my life has been one long
struggle to keep the wolf from the
door. But now that I have been de
prived of the door I no longer am com
pelled to toil. Sweet, Indeed, are the
uses of adversity."
Then the optimist walked off, whist
ling gayly, into the sunshine. New
York Evening Sun.
If you don't IntenJ to marry the girl,
keep away and give other fellow a
Snoceiinor to K. I.. Smith,
Oldenl Emabltahed limine In the valley.
Dry Goods, Groceries,
boots and bhoes,
Flour and Feed, etc.
This old-established house wil con
tinue to pay cash lor all its goods; u
pavs no rent: it employs a clerk, nut
does not have to divide with a partner.
All dividends are made with customers
in the way of reasonable prices.
ir anil Notary Public.
l'. 8. CoiiimlMliil
Hood River, Oregon.
Real Estate,
Money to Loan,
Taxes ilil for non-resident .
Townsliip llala ami If lank. In tlix-k.
Telephone 51. Correspondence Solicited.
aiiUM-KRa or
Hood River Brand of Canned Fruits.
a AM'r aittrkiw or
Boxes and Fruit Packages
Fertilizers & Agricultural Implements.
iibjfH.H.wi ana
"Dalles City,"
Pally, except Hominy, lictween
The IlHllea, lloml Itlver, C'Hcnle I ookl.
Vmicuuvfr anil I'orilMiHl.
Touching at way pninia on liotli sidi-n of the
I olunima Klver.
Both of the above MieanuTH hava been rebut'.t
and ate 111 exerlleiit ahai e lor Ihe k-h'Oii of
The Ki'K"lalor Line Bill endeavor lo give It
RtroiiH Ihe best service osihit.
For comfort, eeoiii'inv anil pli'imure, travel by
the ateainera of the Kevulator Line.
liillen l ily leaves The lialli s at 7 a in. Tnen-
(lav,TliniRitiiy ami Saturday. Itegulalor leaves
at 7 in. Monday, Wedneaday and Friday.
Leave Portland at 7 a.m. ; arrive at The pallet
6 p.m. Arrive at Cortland i:M run,
I'ortiami oinee, uaK mreci iiik-k.
The Pallea ottiee, t'onri atreet,
(ieneriT Agent.
Str. "Tahoma,"
Pally Round Trip', except Sunday.
timk i aiio.
Leave Portland ..7 a.m. I Leave Astoria 7 a.m.
TheDalles-Portland Route
Str. "Bailey Gatzcrt,"
Dally Hound Trips, except Monday.
'Fur; PALLF.S.
TIMK card.
Leave ' ortland ..7 a.m. I
Arrive Thel)alles3p.m. Arrlvel'ortland lu p.m.
Mmalm thm Vary Bemt.
Til la route haa thegraudeat cenleattiftc.tlons
tin earth. Sunday trips a leading feature.
Landing and oihce, loot of A liter street. Both
'phoneii, Main 361, Portland, Or.
E. W. CRK'HTON, Agent, Portland.
JOHN M. FILLOON, Agent. The Dalles.
A. J. TAYLOR, Agene, Af-toria.
Agents at Hood River
Shot line
and union Pacific
Salt Lake, Denver,
Chicago Ft. Worth.Omaha, Portland
Special Kansas Dlty, St. Special
11 .25 a. m. Louis,C'hicagoand 2:05p. in.
Walla Walla Iwls-
Bpnkane ton, Spokane, Mm- Portland
Flyer neapolia.Ht. Paul, Flyer
S -.T p.m. Duliith, Milwaii- 4:30 a. in.
Ealt Lake, Denver,
Mail and Ft. Worth.Omaha, Mail and
Fixpresa Kansas City, Hi. Kxpren
11:42 p.m. l.ouiH,Ciiieagoand 5.42a.m.
10 p.m. All sailing dates 4:00 p.m.
subject to change
For San Francisco
Sail every 6 days.
Daily Columbia River 4 00 p.m.
F.x. Sunday ilaaaitrt. Ex. Sunday
8-.0U cm.
Saturday To Astoria and Way
10:00 p. in. Landings.
6:4.". a.m. Wlllaanttt Rlvar. 4:30p.m.
tx. Sunday Oregon City, New- Ex. Sunday
berg, Salem, Inde-
reudence A Way
7:00a.m. Willamette and Yam- 9:30 p.m.
Tues., Thur.l kill Rivers. Won., Wed.
aud Sal and Fri.
Oregon City, Day
Ion, 4 Way Laud-
I ings. .
C:45a.m. Willamette Rlvtr. . 4 SO p.m.
Tuei., Thr. Mon., Wed.
and Bat. Portland to Corval- and FrL
lie & Way Land-
Lt. Rlparia 8hake River. Lv.Lewlston
6:1'. a.m. Kiparla to Lewiston a. m.
dally daily
For low rates and other Information write to
General Passenger Agent, Portland, Or.
J BAOLET, Agent, Hood Elver.