The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, September 06, 1901, Image 4

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Jbe lDoetor'5
By Hesba
"Martin Dobreel" ejaculated both In
on breath.
"Yes, mgdeuiulsolles," I sulil, uui'oilln
tha traaa of hair a If It had been a ser
pent, and folng forward to greet tliew;
"are you surprised to see wei"
"Burprlsad!" echoed the elder. "No;
we ere amaied-petrlHed! However did
you get here? When did you com '("
"Quite esslly," I replied. "I csuie on
Sunday, and Tardif fetched me in his
own boat. If the weather had permitted
I ehould hare paid you a call; but you
know what It has been."
"To be lire," anawered Kuiuia; "and
how la dear Julia? Bbe will be very anx
loua about you."
"She wat on the erg of a nervoua at
tack when I left her," I said; "that will
tend to increase her anxiety."
"Poor, dear girl!" alie replied sympa
thetically. "Hut, Martin, in thla youim
woman here ao very 111? We have heard
from the llenoufa alie had had a danger
oua fall. To think of you being In Hark
ever ainoe Bunday. and we never heard
word of !t!"
"la that the young woman's hair?"
"Yea," I replied; "It was necessary to
cut it off. Khe la danjeroualy 111 with
Doth of them shrank a little towarda
the door. A audden temptation assailed
me, and took me ao much by surprise
that I had yielded before 1 knew I wns
attacked. It waa their shrinking move
ment that did It. Mr answer was almost
a automatic and Involuntary as their
"You aee It would not be wise for any
of ua to go about," I said. "A fever
breaking out In the Island, especially now
you have no realdent doctor, would be
very aerloua."
Thus I secured Isolation for myself and
my patient. But why had I been eag'-r
to do so? I could not answer that ques
tion to myself, and I did not ponder over
It many minutes. I waa impatient, yet
strangely reluctant, to look at the nick
girl again, after the loss or her beautiful
hair. The change la her appearance
struck me aa singular. Her face before
had a look of suffering and trouble, mak
ing It almost old, charming as It wns;
now she had the aspect of quite a young
girl, scarcely touching upon womanhood.
We sat up again together that night,
Tardif and I. He would not smoke, lest
the scent of the tobacco should get in
through the crevices of the door, and les
sen the girl's chance of sleep; but he bold
his pipe between his teeth, taking an Im
aginary puff now and then, that he might
keep himself wide awake. We talked to
one another In whispers.
"Tell me all you know about mam'
tellx," I said. He had been chary of his
knowledge before, but his heart seemed
open at this moment. Most hearts are
more open at midnight than at any other
"There's not much to tell, doctor," he
answered. "Her name Is Ollivler, as I
said to you; but she does not think she
Is any kin to the Olllviers of Uuernsey.
She la poor, tlrtuigh she does not look as
If she had been born poor, does she?"
"Not in the least degree," I said. "If
she la not a lady by birth, ahe Is one of
the first specimens of Nature's gentle
folks I have ever come across. Has she
written to any one since she came here?"
"Not to a soul," he answered eagerly.
"She told me she had no friends nearer
than Australia. That Is a great way
"And she has had no letters?" I asked.
"Not one," he replied. "She has neith
er written nor received a single letter."
"But how did you come across her?" I
Inquired. "She did not fall from the
skies, I suppose. How was it she came
to live In this out-of-the-world place with
"I'll tojl you all about It, Doctor Mar
tin," he said, and he related how he bad
met the young lady in London.
"Tardif," I said, when he bad con
cluded the recital, "I did not know what
good fellow you were, though I ought
to hare learned it by this time."
"No," he answered, "it is not in me;
It's something In her. You feci some
thing of it yourself, doctor, or how could
you stay In a poor little house like this,
thinking of nothing but her, and not car
ing about the weather keeping you away
from home? There was a curious Mag
she had not any luggage with her, not
box nor a bag of any kind. She never
fancied that I knew, for that would have
troubled her. It Is my belief that she
has run away."
"But who can she have run away from,
Tardlfr I asked.
"Heaven knows," he answered, "but
the girl has suffered; you can see that
by her face. Whoever or whatever she
has run away from, her cheeks are white
from it, and her heart sorrowful. I
know nothing of her secret; but this I
do know: she is as good, and true, and
aweet a little soul as my poor little wife
was. If she should die, it will be a great
grief of heart to me. If I could offer my
life to God In place of hers, I'd do it
"No. ahe will not die. Look there, Tar
dlfl" I said, pointing to the door sill of
the Inner room. A white card had been
slipped under the door noiselessly a sig
nal agreed upon between mother Renouf
and me, to Inform me that my patient
had at last fallen Into a profound slum
ber, which seemed likely to continue
some hours.
The morning was more than half gone
before mother Renouf opened the door
and came out to us, her old face looking
more haggard than ever, but her little
eyes twinkling with satisfaction.
"All goes well," she said. "Your lit
tle roam'zelle does not think of dylnj
I did not stay to watch how Tardif re
reived this news, for I was impatient
myself to see how she was going on.
Thank heaven, the fever waa gone, the
delirium at an end. The dark gray eyes,
opening languidly as my fingers touched
her wrist, were calm and intelligent
Khe was as weak as kitten, but that
did not trouble me much. I was sure her
niitural health was gMd, and she would
noon recover her lost strength. I had to
stoop down to hear what she was saying.
"Have I kept quite still, doctor?" she
asked faintly.
I must own that my eyea smarted, and
my voice was not to be trusted. I had
never felt so overjoyed in my life s at
that moment. But what a singular wish
to be obedient possessed this girl! What
a wonderful power of submissive self -coo
"I should like to see Tardif," mur
mured the girl to me that night, after ahe
had awakened from a aecond long and
peaceful sletp.
I called bim and he came in barefoot,
bis broad, burly frame seeming to fill up
all the little room. She could not ralae
12 "
her heud, but her face was turned to
wards us, and ahe held out her small
wasted hand to bim, smlliug faintly. He
fell on his knees before he took it Into his
great, horny palm, and looked down up
on It as he held It very carefully with
tears standing in his eyes.
"Why, It is like an egg shell," he aaid.
"Ood bless you, uiaru'celle, Ood bless you
for getting well again!"
She laughed at his words a feeble
though merry luugh, like a child's and
she seemed delighted with the sight of
his hearty face, glowing ss it was with
happiness. It was a strange chance thut
had thrown theiie two together. I could
not allow Tardif to remain long; hut
after thut she kept devising little mes
sages to send to him through me when
ever I was about to leave her. Her in
tercourse with mother Uenouf was ex
tremely limited, aa the old woman'a
knowledge of English was slight. It
happened, In consequence, that I was the
only person v. ho could talk or listen to
her through the long and dreary hours.
My mother was lying on the sofa In the
breakfast room, with the Venetian blinds
down to darken the morning sunshine.
Her eyes were closed, though she held
in her hand the prayer book, from which
sUo had been reading as usual the Psalms
for the day. Whilst I was looking at
her, though I made no sort of sound or
movement, she seemed to feel that I wns
there; and after looking up she started
from her sofa, and flung her arms about
me, pressing closer ami closer.
"Oh, Martin, my boy; my darling!" she
sobbed, "thnnk heaven you are come
back safe! Oh, I have been very rebel
lious, very unbelieving. I ought to have
known that you would be safe. Oh, I
am thankful!"
"So am I, mother," I said, kissing her.
"You have coma back like a barba
rian," she said, "rougher than Tardif
himself. How have you managed, my
boy? You must tell me all about It."
"As soon as I have had my breakfast,
mother, I must put up a few things in a
hamper to go back by the Sark cutter,"
I answered.
"What sort of things?" she asked. "Tell
me, end I will be getting them ready for
"Well, there will be some medicines, of
course," I suld; "you cannot help me in
that. But you can find things suitable
for a delicate appetite; jelly, you know,
and jams, and marmalade; anything nice
that comes to hand. And a rew amusing
"Books!" echoed my mother.
I recollected at once that the books she
might select, as being suited to a Sark
peasant, would hardly prove Interesting
to my putient. I could not do better
than go down to Barbet'a circulating 11
hrary and look out some good works
"Well, no," I said; "never mind tho
books. If you will look out the otner
things, those con wait."
"Who are they for?" asked my mother
"For my patient," I repliad.
"What sort of a patient, Martin?" she
inquired again.
'Her name is Ollivier," I said. a
common name. Uur postman s name i
'Oh, yes," she answered; "I know sev
eral families of Olliviers. I dare say I
should know this person if you could tell
me her Christian name. Is it Jane, or
Martha, or Rachel?"
"I don't know," I said; "I did not asK.
The packing of that hamper interested
me wonderfully; and my mother, rather
amazed at my taking the superintendence
of It in person, stood by me in her store
closet, letting me help myself liberally.
There was a good space left after 1 had
token sufficient to supply Miss uuivier
with good things for some weeks to come.
If mv mother had not been by 1 nomo
have filled it up with books.
"Give me a loaf or two of white bread,
I said; "the bread at Tardif's is coarse
and hard, as I know after eating it for a
"Whatever are you doing here, Mar
tin?" exclaimed Julia's unwelcome voice
behind me.
"He has been living on Tardif's coarse
fare for a week," answered my mother;
"so now he has compassion enough for
his Sark patient to pack up some dainties
for her. If you could only give him one
or two of your bad headaches he would
have more sympathy for you.
"Have you had one of your headaches,
Julia?" I Inquired.
"The worst I ever had," she answered
"It was partly your going off la that rash
way, and the storm that came on after,
and the fright we were in. Y'ou must
not think of going again, Martin. 1
shall take care you don't go after we are
Julia had been used to speak out as
calmly about our marriage as If It waa
no more than going to a picnic. It grat
ed upon me just then; though it had been
much the same with myself. There waa
no delightful agitation about the future
that lay before us. We were going to
set up housekeeping by ourselves, and
that was all. There was no mystery la
rt; no problem to be solved; no discovery
to be made on either side. There would
be no Blue Beard's chamber In our dwell.
Ing. We had grown up together; uow we
had agreed to grow old together. That
waa the sum total of marriage to Julia
and me.
I finished packing the hamper, and
sent Pellet with it to the oark office, tar
lag addressed it to TardifT who bad en
gaged to be down at the Creux Harbor
to receive It when the cutter retornefl.
I waa In baste to secure parcel of
booka before the cutter should start home
again, with lta courageous little knot of
market people. I ran down to Barbet'e.
I looked through the library sbelvea uutil
I hit uuou two novels. Besides these, 1
chose a book for Sunday reading.
Barbet brought half a aheet of an old
Times to form the first cover of my par
cel. The shop waa crowded with market
people, and aa he was busy I undertook
to pack them myself. I was about to fold
the newspaper round them, when mf eye
waa caught by an advertisement at the
top of one of the columns. "Strayed
from her home In London, on the l!Oth
Inst., a young ludy with bright brown
hair, grey eyes, and delicate features;
age twenty-one. She la believed to have
jeea atone. Was dressed in a blue silk
dress, and sealskin Jacket and hat. Fifty
nomida reward Is offered to any person
giving such information as will lead to
her restorstlon to her'frlends. Apply to
Messrs. Scott and Brown, Gray's Inn
Road, 12. 0."
I stood perfectly still for some seconds,
staring blankly at the very simple adver
tisement under my eyes. There was not
the slightest doubt In my mind that it
bad a direct reference to my pretty pa
tient IB Sark. Hut I had no time for
deliberation then, and I tore off a largo
corner of the Times containing that and
other advertisements, and thrust it un
seen. Into my pocket.
In the afternoon I went down with
Julia and my mother to the new house,
to aee after the unpacklug of furniture.
I can imagine circumstances in which
nothing could be more delightful than
the care with which a man prepares a
home for his future wife. The very tint
of the walls, and the way the light falls
In through the windows, would become
matters of grave Importance, but there
was not the slightest flavor of this senti
ment in our furnishing of the new house.
It was really more Julla'a bualness than
mine. I went about the place as If in
some dream. The house commanded a
splendid view of the whole group of the
Channel Islands, and the rocky Islets in
numerable strewn about the aea. The
afternoon sun was shining full upon
Sark, and whenever I looked through
the window I could see the cliffs of the
Havre Gosselin, purple In the distance,
with a silver thread of foam at their
foot. No wonder that my thoughts wan
dered, and the words my mother and Ju-
lia were speaking went in at one ear and
out at the other. Certainly I was dream
ing; but which part was the dream?
'I don t believe he cares a straw about
the carpets!" exclaimed Julia, ia a dis
appointed tone.
"I do Indeed, dear Julia," I said.
She had set her mind upon having flow.
ers In oer drawing room carpet, anu
there they were, large garlands of bright
colored blossoms, very gay and, as I veil-
tured to remark to myself, very gaudy
"You like it better than you did In the
pattern?" she asked anxiously.
I did not like It one whit better, but I
should have been a brute if I had said
so. She was gazing at it and me with so
troubled an expression, that I felt it nee
essary to set her mind at ease.
'It Is certainly handsomer than the
pattern," I said, regarding it attentive
ly; "very much handsomer.
"Julia, my love, said my motner, re-
member that we wish to show Martin
those patterns whilst it is daylight. To
morrow Is Sunday, you know."
A little tinge of color crept over Julia's
tintleBS face. We then drew near to the
window, from which we could see Sark
ao clearly, and Julia drew out of her
pocket a very large envelope, which was
bursting with Its contents.
They were small scraps of white silk
and white satin. I took them mechanic,
ally into my hand, and could not help ad
miring their pure, lustrous, glossy beau
ty. I passed my fingers over them softly,
There was something In the algbt of them
that moved me, as If they were rag-
ments of the shining garments of some
vision, which in times goue by, when
was much younger, had now and then
floated before my fancy. I did not know
any one lovely enough to wenr raiment
of glistening white like these, unless
unless A passing glimpse of the pure
white face, and glossy hair, and deep
grey eyes of my Sark patient flashed
across me.
"They are patterns for Julia's wed
flinn dress." said mv mother, in a low,
tender lone.
(To be continued.)
A Queer Inscription.
A queer sentence closes the Inscrip
tion on a tombstone In a churchyard in
Leigh, England. After announcing the
name and other particulars of the lady
there burled, these words follow: "A
virtuous woman Is 5s to her husband.'
The explanation Is that space prevent
ed "a crown" being cut lu full, and the
stonecutter argued that R crown equals
A Fellow-Feellu'g.
Perambulating Pete Boss, I aiu't an
ordinary tramp. But every spriug,
'bout April, my wife Insists upon clean
In' hou
Mr. Boerum Place (Interrupting him
svmpathetlcally) My poor man! Don'
sav another word. Here'a a dollar!
Brooklyn Eagle.
A Conservative Claim.
"I suppose you think you have tbs
greatest climate In the country," said
the tourist.
"No," said the man who was suffering
from a cold. "We don't claim the
greatest in that line. But we do claim
the largest variety." Washington Star.
Cheap Koough.
"Isn't It ridiculous to say 'Talk Is
"Oh, I don't know. I could take you
to a place where you'd get dead loads of
It and a shave thrown In for 10 cents
Philadelphia Press.
Ao awkward boy Is a chip off tha old
stumbling block.
Baltimore Is Fourth, Following New
York, Boston and Ban Francisco.
There U uo way lu which the diffu
sion of wealth among the Inhabitants
f American cities way be gauged with
buolutfe predion, but the amount of
lerxonul property held In each fur
nishes one test, fur It Includes, general
ly botidx, cash, money, furniture, Jew
ry, equipages, stocks and money M-
t'Htcd lu business.
It l a fact well kuown, of course,
that the general taxation of all such
htsoiui! property Is ImpoHslble, that a
oiisldt'iable portion of It esenpes taxa
tion und a considerable portion of It,
too, Is exempted by law, but the rela-
ou which personal property of one big
Ity bears to that of another furnishes
fair guide to the wealth of each.
By this standard New York ranks
rat among American cities, out not
very fur lu advance of the city of Bos
on, one of the oldest and most opulent
of American municipalities, and one lu
which personal property bears the re
lation of one to four of real estate val
ue; lu New York It Is only one to six.
Following New York and Boston,
which are at the head of the list of the
richest American cities, comes Sau
ranclsco, with f 1:20,000,000 of taxed
personal property, a condition of afllu-
nce due to the vast property which
has come from the Pacific const mines,
he chief owners cf which, or their de
scendants, have an actual or, at least,
leuul residence In the Golden Gate
Following San Frimclsco is Balti
more, one of the most substantial mu
nicipalities of the United States, with
linger amount of personal property
axed than Sau Francisco, but with a
much larger population as well.
Following Baltimore comes Chicago
ml then Hetrolt, St. Louis, Trovl
deuce, one of the wealthiest of Amerl
an cities; New Orleans and Indlanap
oils. New York Sun.
Johnnie Invited the "Gang" to HI
Ulrth lay Tarty.
A 10 year-old boy, whom it will not
harm to call Johnnie Joy, living In Her
kimer street, Brooklyn, on his last
birthday had a party. It was a party
that stands out fresh and sharp In the
memories of the entire family. John
tile's sister had had birthday parties,
where all the girls and boys governed
themselves strictly according to the
rules of decorum. Johnnie's purty was
made up entirely of boys living in the
mmediate neighborhood.
"I Just want the 'gang' I play with,"
said he to his mother, according to the
New Y'ork Tribune, and the "gang" It
wns that awkwardly surrounded the
table lu the basement dtulug room and
(K)ked with gleaming eyes on the boun-
tiful supply of goodies. Noticing their
restraint, Johnnie's mother tactfully
withdrew, after noting that there was
plenty for every one to eat. She had
scarcely reached the floor above be
fore her uerves were thrilled by a ter
rible commotion below. There was
sound of breaking crockery and glass
ware, and the jingle of spoons and
knives striking a hard substance. There
were excited exclnniutlons and a scur
rying of feet outside the basement door,
Then suddenly all became silent as the
grave. Wonderlngly, the mother of
Johnnie returned to the dining room,
where three hilnutes before were 11
huugry little boys. The tablecloth and
dishes were on the floor In a heup,
Johnnie's head was burled lu his arms,
and the scalding tears were trickling
down his nose.
"Why, Johuuie, dear, where are your
friends?" asked the mother.
"They they-swl swiped all all
they wuz ou ou the table an an
kuu!" said Johnnie, breaking forth into
a fresh torrent of tears.
Fanning Told ou Him.
It was not an American farmer of
whom nil English paper tells a story,
although the Incident might possibly
be matched on this side of the water,
The usrii'tilturisl in question had been
to a rent dinner to enjoy himself among
men of bis own walk In life, while hi
hard-working wife stayed at home and
saw to it that the farm suffered no loss
In bis absence.
"I'm about tired out," was the man'
greeting upon his return. "Is t' cow
in t' barn?"
"Yes, long since," replied his spouse,
barely stopping a moment from her du
lies to glance at him as she spoke.
"Is t' bosses unharnessed aud fed?'
lie inquired.
Fowls locked up?"
"Wood chopped for mornlu'?"
"Them ducks plucked and dressed for
"Wagon-wheel mended and ready to
start lu t' mornin'?'1
"Oh, then," concluded the good ma
with a sigh of relief, "let me have my
supper and turn In. Fannin' is begin
nln' to tell on nic."
By Hull from Egypt to China,
Consul-Gcneral Richard Guenther of
Frankfort, writes that an English en
glneer has worked out a plan to con
nect Alexandria, In Egypt, directly
with Shanghai. The railroad, which
will be about 0,400 miles long, will
have three divisions. The middle one,
of 2,125 miles, Is already In existence
It Is In the railroad net of India. From
Alexandria the road will run east
southeast over the Isthmus of Sinai to
Akaba, the north end of the Bay of
Akaba; from there, almost due east to
Kurvelt and Bassorah, thence through
Southern Persia to the frontier of Ba
luchistan and across this State, which
is under the English protectorate, to
connect with th? India railroad net.
From Shanghai to Chunking the road
will run along , the Yangtse Klang,
touching all Important trade centers
such as Nankin. Hankau, etc. Then It
will run by way of Shan Tung, Yunna
and Talifu to Kunlog, the most eastern
terminus of the India roads. A road
will connect Mandalay and Calcutta.
Karache, at the mouth of the Indus,
will become one of the principal sta-
Within a few weeks after a man dies,
his wife's name begins to appear often
er In the personal column of the news-
Pleasant Incidents Occurring ins
World Over-Baying that Are Cheer
ful to Old or Youn-Funnj Selec
tion that Ion Will Enjoy.
Nebb You must like to bear that
dreadful grind organ, since you puj
the man to play uinler your window
every day.
Nobb No, I don't like It any mote
than that girl over tne way v. no
taking vocal lessons.-Boston Post.
Answer '
"What do you fish mostly for?"
"We mostly lish for a living, mum."
Funnyblz Fresblelgh's sweet heart
has sent him word from abroad that
she cannot miiry bim.
Fiddleestlcks- Fresbleiirh must be
dreadfully broken up.
Funnyblz He Is; she sent word by
cable, collect, and explained why,
Ohio State Jourmil.
"Can I offer you another chair?"
In Haste an 1 at Leisure.
'You seem to be lu something of a
hurry," said the divorce lawyer, "it
hasn't been more than six weeks since
you were married, has it?"
'X no. sir," faltered the fair young
client, "but It It was n St. Joe mar
riage." 'I see. And this Is a Chicago re
pentance." Chicago Tribune.
Thirteen Ktorle-.
O'lloolihan Phwat wild yez
do If
yez wor t' ran otr tins rure:
O'flarrlty-Falth oi'd make up nie
mind goln' down Ohio State Journal.
So f weet of Her.
Mrs. Cbatterleigh-Fancy. dear, at
the Browns last night they were ail
saying how glad they were to hear you
were at last engaged! Of course 1
didn"t believe the report, dear, and
said I wondered how any one could be
so stupid as to imagine anything so
absurd. Punch.
Krnpp'a Fortune.
"The German papers state that old
man Krupp Is worth $5,000,000."
"Who Is old man Krupp V"
"He Is the maker of the Krupp
"Well, say, $5,000,000 Isn't much for
a caunonmaker when you consider all
the startling reports." Cleveland
Plain Dealer.
A Continuous Strike.
"Your cousin, Chollie, Isn't a youth
of striking appearance." '
"He Isn't? Well, I never saw him
yet when he didn't appear to be strik
lng matches to light his cigarettes."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Sentiment and Discretion.
Billy Did she accept you?
Jack Well, she said she'd make a
memorandum of my proposal and ccn
sider it when the weather gets favor
able for mental effort.
Kasy All Around.
"Birthday go off all right at our
boarding house."
"How's that?"
- "We don't allow but sixteen candles
to anybody's birthday cake."
An li lucement.
"Dot vas a perfeck fit," said Moses
Coheusteln, the clothier, ffs he pinched
up the customer's coat lu the back.
"It seems to be loose," said the cus
tomer doubtfully.
"Yell,"' said Mr. Cohenstelu enthusi
astically, "but see how much extry
goods you get for de same niunny!"
Whr He Ml It.
"Merciful heavens!" she exclaimed
on her first visit to the daJry. "Why do
you crowd the cows so close together
In the stalls?"
"Them's th' condensed milk cows,
mum," replied the accommodating
chambermaid. Denver Times.
As Ton May H Noticed.
"Look at the stuff that goes to wusts
In the grocery business," said the
lounger lu the store, "und think of
the small margin on most of the goods.
Where does the profit come In?"
"The prollt." said the linpatleut man
with the basket ou bis arm, "comes
from havlug only one clerk to wait ou
thirty-six custoineis."-(.'hlciigo Trib
une. Art tidal Meant.
Flnlne-DId you notice the mean way
that Smytbe girl sneered at my uew
Gladys-Yes, but those sneers were
onlv artificial means-Ohio State Jour
Wmlth'a Vexation.
Mrs. Newrlche- Mrs. Do Smytbe told
me lust evening that she Is troubled
with ongwee.
Mr. Newrlche-Whnt's that?
Mrs. Newrlebe-Deiir me! I don't
know. I've looked all through the
"O's" of three different dictionaries
and can't find any such word.- Puck.
All Alike.
Furmer Hunk-How's your new hired
man, Ezry?
Farmer llornbeuk-Jest like all the
rest of 'em I've ever had -so lazy that
he gits tired restlu'. Puck.
K;nl1y licnurau"l. . j
"Blnglelmng says be Isn't going to ,
do any more courting. He claims he:
can't see any fun In it."
"What's the matter with Blngy?"
"He's so short be can't turn down
the gas."- Cleveland Plain Healer.
Willfully Mlsnnileratoo 1.
"Some of my latest photographs,"
said the camera fiend, "1 took fifty feet
under water."
"Why did you go to the trouble of
taking them there?" remarked Pep
prey. "It would have been easier to
Just tie a stone to them and throw them
lu."-Philadelphia Press.
Fliegende Blaeter.
Too Piny.
Uncle Joshua I s'pose sence yer son
John got back frum colllg lie's helpin
y' considerable on th' farm?
Fbenezer Xaw, John Jes' hain't got
time; he's too plague biz.y swlngiu'
dumbells an' smokin' clggyretls. Bos
ton Post.
Then He Takes UN Cliuncet.
"A millionaire can have things pret
ty much his own way In this world,'
said one philosopher.
"He can't," answered the other, "un
til be conies to ke his will." Wash
ington Star.
Ton Tired.
1 Misty Dan III, git off the track
Here cuius de t'roo freight.
Layaround Lucas (sleepily) Wuzu't
fer gittln' my clos tore I'd lay still.
Ohio State Journal.
Punishment In Advance.
Mother Johnnie, I am going to whip
you for taking that piece of pie.
Johnnie All right, maw; whip me
real hard; there's another piece left.
Ohio State Journal.
Summer Boarder Y'ou didn't men
tion having so many mosquitoes.
I'nde Ezra Xo, I knowed it wuzu't
no use, cuz yu'd find thet out soon as
y' got here. Ohio Stale Journal.
Mii.t Kun the Rink.
"Do you approve of women taking an
active part In politics?" asked the Idle
'Certainly," answered Mr, Meekton
"Let them go ahead. If they want to
stay away from home and take the
chances on a man's walking right In on
the best carpet with his muddy boots,
that's their lookout, not ours." Wash
ington Star.
linn I'.verytliiuK Now.
Towne Your wife has recovered
from her nervous trouble, I hope.
Browne Well, she was doing nicely,
but now she's got a complication of dis
eases. Towne You don't say?
Browne Yes, when she was conval
escing Mrs. Fauxpas next door sent
her a lot of medical almanacs to read.
- Philadelphia Press.
Ant-Catching Thistles.
Many flowers have the power to form
for themselves a contrivance which an
swers the smile purpose as the fly pa
pers which are sold In shops and by
hawkers lu the street. Among these
plants is the common thistle. Ants
manage to climb the stem as they are
eager to obtain the sweet Juices in the
flower, and they struggle their way
through the close frill of small leaves
thickly set with thorns, which nature
throws around the blossoms. The auts
then find that they are caught in a
trap. On each scale of the green cup
lu which the flower is set, there Is a
streak of gum. The moment the insects
touch It they are fast prisoners. The
more they struggle the more helpless
their case Incomes, for every move
ment causes them to get more entan
gled. In a little while the gum stops up
the breathing holes in their sides, aud
then all is over. They are literally
smothered to death. A score of dead
or dying ants may be often hern on the
head of a thistle growing Just above
their nest
The value of a mail's advice depends
upon the success he has achieved iu fol
lowing It
HiiorpMor to E. I.. Smith,
Oldeal EUabllnhed Home In the valley
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots and Shoes,
Flour and Feed, etc.
This old-established house wiil con
tinue to pay cash for all its goods; it
pays no rent; it employs a clerk, but
does not have to divide with a partner.
All dividends are made with customer!
in the way of reasonable prices.
Davenport Bros.
Are running the Ir two mills, planer end box
l'lor, Slid can nil order lor
Boxes, Wood
and Posts
siiipi'kks or
rACKKiis or THK
Hood River Brand of Canned Fruits.
Boxes and Fruit Packages
Fertilizers & Agricultural Implements.
Dalles, Portland & Astoria
Navigation Co.
Leaves Oak Street Dock, Portland
7 A. M. and II P. M.
Leaves Dalles 7 A. M. and 3 P.
Dally Lxcept Sunday.
Regulator, Dalles City, Reliance.
Str. "Tahoma,"
Dally Kound Trip, except Sunday.
Leave Portland, ..7 a.m. I Leave Astoria 7s. m.
The Dalles-Portland Route
Sir. "Bailey GatzcM,"
Daily Round Trips, except Monday.
Leave Portland...? a.m. I UaveTheDallea A p.m. ArrlvcFortland 10 p.m.
Meal tha Vmry Baal.
This route has the grandest scenic attractions
on earth. Sunday trips a leadlu feature.
Lauding and orflce, loot o( Alder street. Both
'phones, Main 361, Portland, Or.
E. W. CRH'HTOM, Agent, Portland.
JOHN M. K1LLOON, Auent. The Dalles.
A. J. TAYLOR, Agent, Astoria.
J. t WYATT, Agent, Vancouver.
WOLFORD fc W YEK.S, Agis . White falmon,
Agonts at Hood River
Shot Line
and union Pacific
sisfV M
Unit Lake, Denver,
Chicago 1 Kt. Worth.Omaha, Portland
Special Kansas City, Hi. Kpeclal
Il -.'iSa. m. Louis.Chlcugoaud 2:05p.m.
Walla Walla Lewis-
Bpnkait ton, Hpoliane, Min- Portland
Flyer neapolla, fit. Haul, Flyer
8:27 p.m. Duluth, Mllwau- 4:30 a.m.
gait Lake, Denver,
Mall and Ft. W orth.Omaha, Mail and
Kxpresa Kansas City, 8c. Ei press
ll;4'2p. m. J.ouis,CMcagoaud 6.42a. ra.
I AO p.m. All sailing dates 4:00 p. as.
subject to change
For Pan Francisco
bail every t days.
Dally Columbia River 4 00 p.m.
Ej. Sunday Steamers. Ex. Uuudaf
S OO o. in.
Saturday To Astoria and Way
10:00 p. m. Landing a
:45a.m. WlllamaM River. 4:30 p.m.
Ex. Sunday Oregon City, New. kx. Huaday
'berg. Halem, Inde-
rendenee k Way
7:00 a.m. Willamette an4 Yam- l:p. m.
Tun.. Thur. hill Rlisrs. Mon., Wed
and Sau and FrL
Oregon City, Day
ton, A Way Land-
6:45 a m. Willamette River. 4:10 A.m.
Tues., Thur. Mon., Wed.
and Sau Portland to Corral. aud FrL
lis A Way Land-
L. Riparla Snaxi Rivxb. Lv.Lewistoa
6:35 a m. Riparla to Lewliton la m.
dally daily
For low rates and other Information writ t
General Paaaenger Agent. Portland, Of.
J. BiULEr, Agent, Hood Itlver.