The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, January 10, 1902, Image 4

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cnAPTEn xxviii.
I do not know why terror always strikes
me dumb ami motionless. I did not stir
or speak, but looked steadily, with a
fascinated gaze, Into my husband's face
a worn, white, emaciated-face, with
eyes peering cruelly Into mine. It was
an awful look; one of dark triumph, of
sneering, cunning exultation. Neither of
us spoke.
He sank down on the seat beside me,
with an air of exhaustion, yet with a
low, fiendish laugh whieh sounded hide
ously loud in my ears. His lingers were
still about my arm, but he had to wait
to recover from the first shock of his suc
cessfor it hud been a shock. His fare
was bathed with perspiration, and his
breath came and went fitfully. I thought
I could even hear the heavy throbbing of
his heart.
'I've found you," he said, his hind
tightening its hold and at the first sound
of his voice the spell which bound me
snapped "I've tracked you out at last
to this cursed hole. The game is up, my
little lndy. By heaven! you'll repent of
this. You are mine, and no man shall
come between us."
"I don't understand you," I muttered.
He had spoken In an undertone, and I
could not raise my voice above a whis
per, so parched and dry was my throat.
"Understand!" he said, with a shrug of
his shoulders. "I know all about Dr.
Martin Dobree. You understand that
well enough. I am here to take charge
of you, to carry you home with me as
my wife, and neither man nor Woman
can interfere with me in that. It will be
best for you to come with nie quietly."
"I will not go with you," I answered,
In the sume hoarse whisper; "I am llv-
I ens you, my poor little mam'elle? Tell
me what to do.
He had drawn me back into tne green
shade of the trees, and placed me upon
! the felled tree where 1 had been sitting
before. I told him all quickly, onecy
all that had happened since I had written
to hiui. I saw the tears start to his
"Thank God 1 am here," he said. "1
lost no time, uiam'selle, after your letter
reached me. I will save Monsieur le
Cure; I will save them both, if 1 can.
He Is a Eood man, this cure, ana we
must not let him perish. He has no au
thority over me, and I will go this mo
ment and force my way in, if the door
is fastened.. Adieu, my dear little main -zell."
He was gone before 1 roum spean a
word, striding with quick, energetic tread
across the court. The closed door under
the eaves opened readily. In an instant
the white head of Monsieur Laurence
passed the casement, and I could hear
the hum of an earnest altercation, al
though I could not catch a syllable of it.
Rut nresentlv Tardif appeared again in
the doorway, waving his cap in token of
visit my little parish, flood! We do not
have that honor every day. I ask hirn to
have the goodness to tell me the English
man's name. It is written in the book
at the bureau. Monsieur Fostere. I re
member that name well, very well. That
is the name of the husband of my little
English daughter.. Fostere! I see in a
moment it will not do to proceed on my
The cure's return, and his presence un
der the name roof, save me a sense of
the chimin? of the birds Imvine (ruined his poinf.
awoke me in the morning, I could not at It seemed to me almost bb if time bad
first helipvft thnt the events of the day been standing still since that ftpst morn'
hofr were not themselves a dream, inn when Monsieur Laurentie had left
Matins were ended, and the villagers my side, and passed out of my sight to
were scattering about their farms anil geik for my husband in the fever-smitten
households, when I noticed Pierre loiter- dwelling. Yet It was the tenth day af-
Inir stealthily about the nresbytery. as ter that when, as I took np my weary
if anxious not to be seen. He made nie watch soon after day break, I saw bim
a sign to follow him out of sight, round crossing the court again and coming to-
the corner of the cburcu. wards me.
"I know a secret, madame ." he said, in What had he to say? What could lm-
a troubled tone, "that monsieur who came pel him to break through the strict rule
yesterday has not left the valley. I fol- which had interdicted all dangerous con
lnwed monsieur your enemy. He did not tact with himself? His face was pale,
go far away." . and his eyes were heavy as if with want
"Rut where is he then?" I asked, look- of rest, but they looked into mine as if
lng down the street, with a thrill of fear, they could read my inmost soul,
"Madame," whispered Pierre, "Jje la I ' (To bo continued.
stranger to this place, and the people
would not receive him into their houses
not one of them. My father only said,
'He is an enemy to our dear English
madame,' and all the women turned the
back upon him. I stole after him, be
hind the trees and the hedges,
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Here is a novel trick and one which never fails to afford.much entertainment
at an evening party. Two persons kneel on the ground at f"1
three feet from each other, and to each Is given a candle, of which one shou d
be lighted. The right or left foot of each, as the casmay be, is then to be held
bv his free bund, the result being that the entire weight of foe body will rest on
the other kuee. The person holding the uulighted candle must then try to
light it at tlie other one. That this is no easy task can very easily, be ascer-tained.
Some of the Beat Ware to Treat Grow
ing Bojs. -
Do not exneet vour son to keen per-
He fectly quiet for any length of time. You
marched very slowly, like a man very u dQ hen wer0 ft boy
weary, till he came in sight of the fac- ,a.
Zy of the late Pineaux. He turned writes Mrs. M L. II. Alger.
Movement Started to Perpetuate Old
New Kiislnnd Farm house.
An association, called the John Brown
Association, lins been formed for the
purpose of purchasing aud preserving
the old homestead at Torrlngton, Conu.,
where Joliu Brown, the noted abolition
ist aud martyr, was born. . The iiuusii
has stood untenanted for many years
and relic hunters have carried away
many of Its fixtures, but an end Is to be
placed to this vandalism by the association.
The Brown homestead has been In ex
istence a century and a half and has
been the dwelling place of many fam
ilies who tried to eke out an existence
aside into the court there. I saw him
knock at the door of the house, try to lift
Do not expect your son to confide and
trust In you if you do not meet him
half way.
Remember there Is no one on earth
who has a keener sense of right and
wrong than your boy. Kemember, also,
thnt naughty, mischievous boys are us
ually very clever and have the making
of smart, reliable men.
Always keep your promises. If you
threaten to punish a boy the next time
he offends or disobeys, be sure to do It.
Bemember your wife had had the
care of the children all day. Few men
realize the responsibility and unceas
ing labor In the care of children, tho
long, weary hours with the babies, the
constant attention, the everlasting pa
tience neeessaiy. Help her in the even
ing with the boys.
I am a firm believer In "early to bed"
for children.
Do not spoil your children with lux
uries, rinln food, plain clothes, are
what they should have. Silk dresses,
diamond rings, trips to the theater and
opera in the evening take the zest away
from your daughters when they become
young women.
Visits to your club, and the keeping
of late hours, do not tend to mnke your
sons either healthy or wise. They will
know all about life before they are
grown up. Keep both your daughters
imr here in tho presbytery, and you can- the latch, and peep through the windows, and sons amuscil ana mreresieu in
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not force me away. 1 will not go. i Alter tuat ne goes into tue ractory; mere eniiuisu tilings n ions i'""-!
"The silly raving of an ignorant girl!'' , is a door from it into the house. He time enough for the care of life luter
ho sneered. "The law will compel you passed tlirougli. 1 dared not follow him, ou.
Ifflf fJf
to return to me. I will take the law but in one short half-hour I saw smoke
into mv own hands, and compel you to go coming out of the chimney. The smoke
with me at once. If there is no convey- Is there. The Englishman has sojourn
mice to bo hired in this confounded hole, ed there all the night."
we will walk down the road together, "But, Pierre," I said, shivering, though
like two lovers, and wait for the ouini-. the sun was already shining hotly
bus. Come. Olivia.
Our voices had not risen much above
Four O'Clock.
The hour of 4 a. in. has something
uiysUnlous about it. Cocks crow, peo
ple on the brink of death give up the
ghost, everyone who Is asleep sleeps
sounder, and even the watchful sentry
"Pierre, the house is like a lazaretto. No
one has been in it since Mademoiselle I'l-
tbeir undertones vet. but these lust words neau died. Monsieur le Cure locked It can't always keep his eyes open.
he spoke more loudly. Jean opened the ' Hp, and brought away the key." At this hour people are In their weak-
Unit is true, madame," answered the est state, and, If life Is Just on the nick-
boy; no one in tne village would go near
,i,w,r if th siioristv and looked out, and
Pierre came down to the corner of the
transept to see who was speaking. I
lifted the hand Hit hard was not holding,
and beckoned Jean.
"Jean," I said, in a low tone still, "this
man is my enemy. Monsieur le Cure
knows all about him; but he is not here.
You must protect me."
"Certainly, madame," he replied. "Mon
sieur, have tho goodness to release mad
ams." "She is my wife," retorted Richard
"I have told all to Monsieur le Cure,
I said.
"Monsieur le Cure is gone to England;
it is necessiiry to wait till his return,
Monsieur Englishman."
"Fool!" said Kichard in a passion; "she
Is my wife, I tell you."
"Ah!" he replied plilegniaticany, dui
from the stony and stubborn acres at
tached to It. In 17118 Owen Brown,
father of the abolltioulst, moved iuto
it after having tried to make a living In
other parts of New England. Here in
1800-on May 9, to be exnct-tne tuiuie
martvr was born. The first five years
of his life were spent within Its shelter.
The Browns had more or less claim to
the title of sons of New England, no
less than six generations having tilled
Its soil since the coining of the May
flower nearly two centuries before.
In 1805 Owen Brown forsook the East
and settled In Hudson. Ohio, where his
son received his early education. In
1812, securing a contract to supply the
army with provisions, the Brown fam
ily took up Its abode in Detroit, i.atcr
the son settled In Klchmoud, Pa., where
President Jackson appointed him postmaster.
Id tho subsequent stormy years of bis
life John Brown settled for a time In
Massachusetts, but Torrlngton and Its
vicinity knew him no more. Now the
people are aroused to retain the fame
which the accident of birtu conreneu
on Torrlngton.
the accursed place, tut I never thought
of that. Perhaps monsieur your enemy
will take the fever and perish."
"Kun, Pierre, run!" I cried; "Monsieur
Laurentie is in the sacristy with the
strange vleaire. Tell hiin I must speak
to him this very moment,
time to be lost!"
er, It is not surprising that It goes out.
Many a man's life has been saved by a
spoonful of brandy or ammonia admin
istered Just when the c'.ock strikes 4.
The period of deepest s'eep varies
from 3 o'clock to 5. An hour or two
There is no after going to bed you sleep very sound
ly; then your slumber grows gradually
I dragged myself to the seat under the gilter, and it Is easy enough to waken
sycamore tree and hid my face in my at x or 2 o'clock. But when 4 o'clock
hamlu u-liila shtlilili.i ftni Bhiiil.lnr milv- I
ered through nie. I seemed to be watch
ing him again, as he strode weariedly
down the street, leaning wuh bent shoul
ders on his stick, and turned away from
every door at which he asked for rest
and shelter for the night. Oh! that the
time could but come back again, that I
might send Jean to find some safe place
for him where he could sleep! Back to
It is my affair to protect madame. There my memory rushed the old days, when he
is no resource but to wait till Monsieur
le Cure returns from his voyage, tr
madame does not say, 'This is my hus
' band,' how can I believe you? She says,
'Ho Is my enemy.' I cannot confide her
to a stranger."
"I will not leave her." he exclaimed.
"Uood! very good! Pardon, monsieur,"
responded .1 'an, laying his iron fingers
upon the hand thut held me, and loosen
ing its grip as easily as if it had been
the hand of a child. "Madame, you are
free. Leave Monsieur the Englishman
to me, aud go away into the house, if you
I did not wait to hear any further al
tercation, but tied as quickly as I could
into the presbytery. Up into my onn
chamber I ran, drew a heavy chest
against the door and fell down trembling
and nerveless upon the Moor beside it.
But there was no time to lose in wom
anish terrors; my dilllculty -end danger
were too great. Why should I not wrile
to Tardif? He had promised to come to
my help whenever and wherever I miht
- summon him. I ran down to Mademoi
selle Therese for the materials for a let
ter, and in a few minutes it was written,
and on the way to Sark.
The night fell while i was still alone.
Suddenly there was ihe noisy rattle of
wheels over tiie rough pavement the
baying of dogs an iulistinct shout. A
horrible dread took hold of nie. Was it
possible that he had returned, with some
force which should drag nie away from
uiv refuge aud give me up to him?
I heard hurried footsteps and joyous
voices. A minute or two arterwara, Min
imn beat against my barricaded door,
and shouted gleefully through the key
hole. "Come down. Aunt Ncl'.y," she cried;
"Monsieur Laurentie is come bogie
I felt as if some strong hand had lifted
me out of a whirl of troubled waters aud
set me safely upou a roek. I ran down
into the salon, her Monsieur Lauren
tie iv as seated, as tranquilly as if he
hail never been away, in his high-backed
armrh.iir, smiling qniitly at Minimi's
gamlHiis of d light, .lean stool jut with
in the door, his bands behind his tack,
screened me from the unkindness of my
step-mother, and when he seemed to love
me. For the sake of those times, would
to heaven the evening that was gone,
and the sultry, breathless nigh:, could
only come back again!
I felt as if I had passed through an
immeasurable spell, bolh of memory and
anguish, before Monsieur Laurentie
came, though he had responded to my
summons immediately. I then told him
in hurried, broken sentences, what Pierre
had confessed to me. His face grew
overcast and troubled, and he at once
started for the factory. He returned af
ter a long, long suspense.
"My child," he said, "monsieur Is ill!
attacked, I am afraid, by the fever. I
shall remain with him all this day. You
must bring us what we have need of, and
leave it on the stone there, as it used to
"But cannot he be removed at once?"
I asked. '
"My dear," he answered, "what can I
do? The village Is free from sickness
now; how can I run the risk of carrying
the fever there again? It is too far to
send monsieur to Noireau. Obey me. my
child, and leave him to me and to Cod.
Cannot you confide In me yet?"
"Yes," I said, weeping, "I trust yon
with all uiv heart."
"(So, then, and do what I bid yon," he
replied. "Tell my sister and Jean, tell
all my people, that no one must intrude
upon me, no one must come nearer this
house than the appointed place. Yon
comt's you are in such a state of som
nolence that you would take no notice
of the end of the world.
Military men are well aware of this
curious fact, and they often made sud
den assaults on camps or cities between
3 aud 5, for they know that at that time
the most wideawake sentry Is liable to
Strangely, at the corresponding time
In the afternoon, most people feel a bit
done up. Whether It is due to the elec
trical condition of the atmosphere, or to
the position of the sun, no'one knows.
But It Is a fact that the nervous system
brain and lungs are most vigorous from
about 10 or 11 o'clock (night or morn
ing) to 12 or 1, and at their lowest ebb
between 3 and 5.
"Why We Need Hobbies.
Business is not Inseparable from
higher things. Men may be born gro
cers, but need not live only as grocers.
Solon and Thales, wise men of the
Greeks, were merchants; Plato peddled
oil; Spinoza, the philosopher, mended
spectacles. Linnaeus was a cobbler as
well as a botanist. Suakspeare prided
himself more upon his success as
stage manager than as a dramatist.
Spenser was a sheriff. It might require
a rather strong wrench of the Imagina
tion to imagine sheriffs of to-day writ
ing another "Faerie Queen" but why?
Milton taught school, ds have almost all
great men. Walter Scott, the wizard of
the North, was circuit clerk and prac
tical man of affairs; Grote was a Lon
don banker, Rlcardo a stock Jobber and
Sir Isaae Newton master of the English
mint. Paul was a tent-maker and the
Great Gentleman an apprentice at a
true; but there Is the other side tf!it
of losses. Said Philippe at Pelmonli-oV
"If one of our w aiters constantly
speculates on 'tips' loss and failure are
certain to come sooner or Inter. As in
the case or Beau Bruiiiniel's neckties,
one never hears of the unsuccessful,
and their losses. It generally happens
that a -waiter is successful at first. If
he puts the money he makes Into real
estate he prospers; but let him continue
to speculate and he generally loses Ms
all. I have had some good winnings,
but prefer Investment In real estate.
"Stock speculation really distracts a
waiter." continued The Philippe, ac
cording to the New York Times, "and
he cannot properlyoattend to business
As soon as we find a waiter getting too
engrossed In speculation we discharge
hlin, as he cannot keep away from the jn the way of reasonable prices,
tlckBr. and confuses bis orders. One
ftxr fellow yearly went crazy here last
winter In consequence of his stock spec
ulations. He would forget bis orders
and call for 'one Western Union,' when
he should have said 'one steak under
done,' and so on, until we bad to dis
charge him. I do not know what has
become of him. but expect to hear hu
has landed In the Insane asylum."
and, getting the boy aside, he discov
ered the cork and pulled It out
When we started playing la the
great contest," continued the talkative
man, according to the Detroit tree
Press, "I became aware at once ihat
some one was making horrible dis
cords, and, turning around, I discov
ered to my horror that the half-witted
youth. Immensely proud of hla posi
tion, was filling his Instrument to the
full extent of his lung power. It la
hardly necessary to state that we did
uot win the contest."
Modern Young People Walt Until Too
Late In L'fe-Nearly All "Self-Made"
Men Wedded on 1,000 a Year or
Lena. n
Why should lovers defer their mar
riage a day longer than the time when,
as far as we mortals can discern the
future, the prospect of a comfortable
homo Is reasonably assured? asks Cy
rus C. Adams in Alnslee's. It Is sense
less to wait for the coming of aliment
days. Their lives should ue uuueu.
and each In his way should ueip io
bring about the advent of easlertimes
if they are ever to come. It is as rooi
isUoto wait for a larger Income than Is
reully required as it Is for parents to
slave and drudge Jbat their children
may enjoy a degre of aUluence they
have never known. This Is the rock
upou wh'ch the French nation has
split. They are a frugal aud a thrifty
people. It Is Interesting to know that
many of the tasteful, artistic and cost
ly products of France are made almost
exclusively for the foreign trade. Two
thirds of the best chinaware of Llmo-
gei, for example comes to the United
States. A well-to-do Frenchwoman Is
likely to use a preparation of rice flour
as a cosmetic, leaving the delicate per
fumes and other toilet articles of Paris
for her American and British sisters
who are willing to spend uior money
for such things. But the rich father,
unfortunately., conceives It to be his
duty to leave his children richer than
himself; if, on the other hand, ue be a R , rnrsinn astronomers. It
poor tiller of the soli, It Is disgraceful gbowg at ,cagt qoo stars.
Y 7"7": Plants with white blossoms have a
profession so that the family name
to' " ' -
Successor to E. I Smith,
Oldest Established House in the valley.)
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots and Shoes,
Flour and Feed, etc.
Thin nl house will con
tinue to pay cash for all its goods; it
pays no rent; it employe a cierK, uia,
does not -have to divide with a partner.
All dividends are made with customers
Davenport Bros.
Are running their two mills, planer and box
factory, ami can nil oroers lor
ill V VI1I1VII
Tyndall says DO.OOO typhus germs
will thrive In the small .circumference
of a pinhead or visible globule.
The most wonderful astronomical
photograph In the world is that which
has recently been prepared by Loudon,
Boxes, Wood
and Posts
Left-Handed People Are Proficient In
Waye that Astonish One.
It Is not wise to poke fun at a left-
handed boy or girl. They may develop
qualities that are unattainable by those
who use their right hands prererauty,
Children who have fallen Into this hab
it of using their left hands should not
be taught to do violence to a strongly
implanted Instinct and use the right
hand whether they will or no. Such
a training not only Inflicts upon the
child a useless amount of hardship
aud luconveulence, but may do him se
rious injury, er7 to depriving him
of the power of speech.
According to the latest scientific dis
coveries all manner of hnvoc may be
wrought with the brain by the adop
tion of this mistaken method of teach
ing left-handed children to use the right
This discovery Is the result of experi
ments lately made at the University of
Chicago, which has gone more deeply
Into the modern subject of "child
study" than most of the universities. It
is Professor Smedley, director of the
department of pedagogical Investiga
tion, who has made the most fruitful
experiments with the left-handed.
He discovered that by far the great
er majority of mothers looked upon
left-handeduess as a defect to be over
come at any cost aud that the child
was in consequence forced Into a l ist
uncongenial system of training. The
greater number of chlldreu so trained,
says Professor Smedley, are defective
in speech. By endeavoring to substi
tute the use of the right hand the nice
balance of the brain Is disturbed and
besides producing far less manual dex
terity the power of speech may also be
It Is also a matter of record that left-
handed persons are In games of skill
more proficient than those who are
may have a higher place in the social
scale. This deplorable ambition fixes
upon the family a burden almost too
great to be borne, and parents deliber
ately restrict the number of their chil
dren. In large districts, particularly In
Northern France, families of more
thnn two children are rare. Many of
the young people, seeing the hard lives
their parents lead, defer their own
than any others; next comes red. then
yellow and blue, after which, and in
the same order, may be reckoned vio
let, green, orange, brown and black.
Dr. G. L. Johnson, whose studies of
the eyes of mammals have recently
been published in the Philosophical
Transactions, cnlls attention to the fact
Hood River Brand of Canned Fruits.
Boxes and! Fruit Packages
mnrrlmrua In nnllr to hotter their for
tunes till at last even the desire to two eyes. On the other hand, the low
mnrrv - Mtinffiila'uxl. Parents and er mammals possess divergent and con
chlldreu of all lands may well heed the sequently very widely extended vision,
that men and monkeys alone possess Fertilizers & Agricultural Implements
parallel and convergent vision of the
Harry Fnrnlte' Talk an Indirect Cause
of Their Creation.
Heurv Furnlss, the caricaturist,
writes as follows In Harper's of his
acquaintance with, George du Maurier:
"It is a curious fact mat i reany
never had a seat allotted to me at the
Punch table; I always sat In Du Mau-
rler's, except on the rare occasions
when he came to the dinner, wuen i
moved up on-; It was always a treat
to have Du Marnier at 'the table.' He
was by fai and away the cleverest
conversationalist of his time 1 ever
met; his delightful repartees were so
neat and effectivf., nnd his daring chuff
and his criticisms so bright and re
freshing. "Du Maurb;r's extremely clever con
versation struck me the moment I
joined the staff of Punch. As I went
part of his way to Hampstead, we
sometimes shared our cab, and In one
of these Journeys I mentioned my con
viction that he. In my mind, was a
creut deal more than a humorous ar
tist, an ! if he would only fake up the
pen seriously the world would be all
the more Indebted to him. He told me
that Mr. James had for some time said
nice things of a similar character.
"About ten days afterward I received
a letter saying that my conversation
has had an effect upon him, and that
he was starting his first novel. So. per
haps the world Is really Indebted to
me, Indirectly, for the pleasure of rend
ine 'Peter Ibbetson' and 'Trilby.' The
fact is that he had, with Burnand and
myself. Just visited Paris, the first
time he had set foot In the gay city
since his youth. Many things he saw
had Impressed him, nnd 'Peter Ibbet
son' was the result."
His Generosity.
An amusing story Is told by the Bap
tist Commonwealth of a bazaar held In
a Western city. Among the features
of the entertainment was a refreshment
stall, to which charitable donors con
tributed supplies. In order that all the
money taken in might represent clear
The lady In charge requested a gift
for this purpose from Mr. Billings, a
man who was both well known and
wealthy, but not famous for liberal
giving. To her surprise she received
next day a note to the effect that he
was sending ber a sirloin of beef and
two ox tongues.
The same morning the lady happened
to go to her butcher, who also sup
plied the family of Mr. Billings with
meat, aud after giving him a large or
der for her stall, she asked If he him
self would not like to give her some
"I should, very much, ma am, re
plied the butcher, "but yesterday 1 gave
to Mr. B.lilngs at his request, for this
very purpose, a sirloin of beef and three
ox tongues."
lesson In sociology that France Is now
teaching. '
Nearly all our self-made men, lead
ers In the professions and In business,
married young and on very moderate
Incomes. Many assumed, without the
slightest trepidation, the responsibility
of supporting a wife on $1,000 a year
or less. These men usually have very
pronounced views on the inadequate
knowledge of the value of money and
how to take care of It possessed by the
majority of young men and women.
The views of these young persons as
to the amount of Income upon which
they may prudently marry vary, of
course, according to the circumstances
In which they have liv?d. Many an
Intelligent girl who works In New
York kitchens has no doubt whatever
that she and the steady. Industrious
fellow sue Intends to marry will have
a comfortable home on $12 to $14 a
week. A penniless German school
teacher who came to Philadelphia
when a young man and who In his old
age lives In New York on the rentals
of apartment houses bought with $300,
000 he earn?d slowly In manufacturing
asserted the other day that $1,000 to
$1,500 a year In New York would give
to young married couples of refinement
a comfortable home, books, music and
amusements and everything they
might need for the rational enjoyment
of life. This gentleman has the Ger
man ideas of thrift There Is scarcely
any doubt that any man and wife, gift
ed with an ability to disburse dollars
to the very bjst advantage, would be
able to realize his Idea of comfortable
married life on a small income.
Dalles, Portland & Astoria
Navigation Co.
Squirrels, for Instance, and probably
hares and rabbits as well, are able to
see an enemy approaching directly from
behind without turning the head,
The Bev. John M. Bacon, the Eng
lish balloon expert, Insists that light
houses should have warning bells un
der as well as above water, because In
a storm sounu travels inruier uouc. COM MKNCING JAN. 1, lf02,
K-nter limn thrnnirh tlip nlr. nnd exper
iments both In England aud America And continuing until March 1, 11)02,
have proved that a bell struck under this company will have but one steamer
water can be heard at a long distance running between The Dalles and Port-
In the hold of a ship. Mr. Bacon Is ex- land; leaving The Dalles Monday.
list think of nie hs one absent, yet close 1 carpenter's bench.
at hand; that is the lmerenee. I am
here, in the pa.h of my duty. Go, and
tultill yours."
For three days, morning after morning,
whilst the dew lay still upon the grass.
I went down, with a heavy and forebod-
"I practice law simply to support my
self," said one of the greatest of St.
Loult attorneys au attoruey-at law,
not an attorney-at-polltlcs "but my
real life Is at home In my library."
lng heart, to the place where 1 could Thoroughly practical people need the
wnt k the col tune, through the long sul
try hours of the summer day.
Here in the open sunshine, with the
hot walls of the mill casting its rays
back again, the heat was intense; thouch
the white cap I wore protected my head
from it, my eyes were damled, and I felt
readv to faint. No wonder if Monsieur
Laurentie should have sunk under it. an 1
help of hobbles to keep them from
shriveling up. St. Loul Globe-Democrat
holding his unite ottn cap in them; he the long strain upon his enerciee. which
had been making his report of the day's j would have overtaxed a younger and
events. Monsieur held out his hand to stronuw man. I had passed the invisi-
me. and I ran to him. caught it in both , ble line which his will had drawn about 1 weighs 4,000 pounds.
Aluniinnm Curtain.
Aluminum has Just been employed
for the construction cV a new fireproof
curtain to le used In theaters. The
curtain Is sixty feet wide by fifty-four
feet high, la composed of aluminum
sheets one-telfth of an inch thick and
of mine, twnt down my fai-e upon it. and i
burst into amission of weeping, in spue
of in self.
"Come. come, madame!" he a;iid. his
own voi.e faltering a little; "I am here,
my chi d; behold mel There is no place
for fear now; I am king in Ville-ea-boia.
Is it not so, my good Jean?"
"Monsieur le Cure, you are emperor,"
relied Jean.
"If thnt I the case," he continued,
madame is perfectly secure in nvr raatle.
You do not ask me what brings e back
rt iin so on. But I will tell you. luad-
the place, and had half crossed the court,
when I heard footsteps close behind me.
and a large, brown, rough hand suddenly
caught mine.
"Mam"e!ler cried a voice I knew, "ii
this rouT"
"Oh. Tardif! Tardifr I exclaimed. I
rested my heating head against him, and
sobbed violently, whilst be surronnded
rue with his strong ami, an I laid his j
hand upon my head, aa if to assure Bie of i
his help and protection.
"Ilu. hush! mam'telle." he eaid. "It
Hlgn-Prlced Hook.
The biggest price ever paid for a book
was $44.5tt. given for an original copy
of the Psalterium. published by Faust
la 14."!. It wa bought by Bernard
Tutnaela's Mineral Wealth.
Tasmauia, In proportion to Its area.
Is the richest In Australasia's coiouies
In mlneraJ wealth.
is Tardif. your friend, my little mam'-
amo. At Noireau. the proprietor of IB telle; your servant, yon know. I am
con bus to tir.mvle I'll nie that an here. What shall I do for yon? Is there
Lu, i'a"vu had sne 'bat iuoioj ta Uj pursua in jonlcr house mho fright-
Some wouieu are so bumble that they
think every woman who has moie
money than they have, good looking.
They Mmle the "Silent" Member of a
Kival Organization a Noisy line.
"1 once belonged to a country band
when I was a youngster," said the talk
alive man. "It was great spurt, and
no man has really lived unless be has
belonged to such an organization at
some period In his life. There was a
great rivalry between the band that
I was a member of and oue In an ad
joining town. When the rivalry was
at white heat a band contest was held
In a nelghlmrlng town. We were both
entctfd In the same class, aud only ask
ed for a free field and no favors.
"Now. the class that we were entered
In called for bands Laving at least six
teen members, aud the best we could do
after "scouring the town for talent was
"fifteen men who understood how to
push wluJ through brass Instruments
and have It resemble umslc We were
Id despair, until I conceived a happy
Idea. There was an odd character liv
ing in the town whom every one called
George. He was only bslf-witted. and
had a; t.ivl'cd himself to our baud, mak
ing himself generally useful by carry
ing our music and taking care of our
band room. My plan was to fit him out
with an instrument securely corked,
and trust to luck that the deception
would not be noticed.
"But the plan proved a most disas
trous one. A meiulier of the rival baud
seeing the youth proudly carrying a ,
born, mistrusted what we eroip to, about the boja.
She Wanted Revenge,
A certain noted pianist says that
whenever he feels unduly elated by fa
vorable notices of his playing, or by in
dividual compliments, he calls to tulud
an occasion when his pride received a
fearful fall.
He had been a guest with others at a
suburban house for two or three days.
The last evening was a particularly
merry one, and at Its close some one
begged hlin to play a Hungarian Rhaps
ody by Liszt
I've played two or three times," de
murred the pianist, "and lt' pretty
late. Don't you think I might disturb
the neighbors'."
'I hope you will," announced the
young daughter of the house, "for we
are perfectly sure they tried to poison
our cat last week. Nothing you could
do would be worse than they deserve
Then her Ingenuous countenance was
suddenly overspread with blushes, and
the company gave way to mirtn.
Explained by Anatomical Keaeona for
Same Quality in Eyes.
It Is a well-known fact that the
stronger activity of the nerves of the
right half of the body (for not only tho
hand Is concerned) must be ascribed
to a preponderance of the left side of
the brain, whose finer development, es
pecially as the seat of the center of
speech, Is a matter of common knowl
edge, says the Loudon Optician.
In a paper by Dr. Luddeckens in the
Allemelnes Journal der Uhrmacher-
kuust valuable Information regarding
the causes of the unequal working of
the two hemispheres of the brain is fur
nished. A sketch touching on the his
tory of evolution leads from the prlg-
lual symmetry of the organism to a
subsequent disytumetrlcal arrangement
of the heart and the large blood ves
sels, from which It follows quite nat
urally that the two halves of the head
plorlug the air over Loudon with bal
loons, and he has made some Interest
ing observations on the best methods
of slirnallne by sound. By applying a
parabolic reflector to a speakiug-trutu
pet he Is able to send the waves of
sound In a straight, compact beam, re-
semblltig In Its directness a ray of light,
It Is reported that an attempt Is about
to be made by the aid of Dr. Isaac
Uoberts' celebrated photographs to de
termine whether Internal movements
occur In the spiral nebulae. Miss Dor
othea Klumpke, of the Paris Observa
tory, will conduct the examination of
the photographs, her experience In the
measurement of the plates for the In
ternational photographic chart of the
heavens having given her special fitness
for the work. Some of Dr. Koberts'
photographs were made 10 or 12 years
ago, and by conqiaring these with In
ter pictures of the same objects, It Is
hoped that any changes that have oc
curred In the shapes of the nebulae
may be detected,
such changes would possess great In
terest and Importance for astronomers.
The astronomical Instruments that
were seized aud cnxrled away by the
Germans after the capture of Pekln
by the allied European, Japanese and
American forces ranked as great sci
entific curiosities. There were two sets
of them, placed on and at the foot of
the wall of the Tartar City. One set,
of Chinese manufacture, consisted of
old armlllary spheres, and other out-
of-date Instruments, of great size aud
strangely mounted on bronze dragons.
The other set comprised a large azi
muth, and other similar Instruments,
together with a celestial globe of bronze
covered with stars of gold. These last
were made uuder the direction of the
Dutch Jesuit Verblest, who was ofB
clal astonomer for the Chinese empe
ror In the seventeenth century. Some
of the instruments were presents from
Louis XIV
Wednesday and Friday, aud Portland
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Regulator, Dalles City, Reliance.
The Dalles-Portland Route
Str. " Tahoma,"
Between Portland, The Oallei and Way Points
Leaves Portland Mondays, Wednesdays and
Fridays at 7 a. m. Arrives The Panes, Bums
day, 5 p. m.
leaves 1 lie issues iucmiryh, imirmmi mm
Siuunlays, 7 a. m. Arrives Portland, sanieday,
4 p. in.
This route lias the grandest scenic attractions
The discovery of on earth.
Str. "Bailey Gatzert,"
Dally Bound Trips, exceyt Sunday.
Leave Portland...7 a.m. I Leave Astoria 7a.m.
Landlna and ofhee, foot ol Alder street. Both
'phones, Main 351, Portland, Or.
E. W. CR1CHTON, Agent, Portland.
JOHN M. HU.OO.N, Agent. The Hallos.
A. J. TAYLOR, Audit, Astoria.
J. ('. W YATT, Aiienl, Vancouver.
WOI.KOltlJ & WYE US, AbIb., White Salmon.
R. B. OlLltRETH, Agent, Lyle, Wash.
Agonts at Hood River
Eskimos Not Small of Stature,
The old tradition that the Eskimos
are not placed on an equal footing as fire a people of small stature Is without
regards the distribution of the blood, fOHmmtion. On the contrary, In Laura
and consequently of the blood pressure, A BatHuland and all around Hudson
aud that, on the contrary, there must K tue height of the men is probably
be, under normal conditions, a strou- , ... rntner than below the average
ger pressure on the arteries of the left of tue Uuman race, but, as a rule, the
side of the head. women, although very strong, are con-
Thls theory Is borne out by well- giderably shorter than the men. They
known experiences of anatomists and are brave, industrious, provident and
pathologists and a series of Interesting communicative, In all of which charac
observations. Of especial Interest is terlstlcs they contrast with tho north-
the effect of the higher blood pressure era tribes of Indians.
upon the left eye. Dr. Luddeckens
found In the latter, as compared with
the right one, In a surprisingly large
Shot line
and union Pacific
Old Age Pensions in France.
The proposed law for old age peuslons
I,.,. -oo narrnnor nnnll in meets WHO un u un..... .
consequence of a more filled-up con- on the ground that the age a which the
dltlon of the vessels of the Iris, and pension falls due. bo. Is far beyond the
upon closer examination a shorter con- average life of the t rench workman.
..' t ,h Thi. fnmishe. Many lalior organisations have protest-
for the fact that In a laree nurn- ed and all on the same ground, that
Diminishing in Stature.
Vhen a than cease to grow he begins
to diminish. Such la the conclusion al
which a German physician has arrived,
after several months' careful study of
the subject of human height Men, so
it la asserted, begin to grow smaller in
their thirty-fifth year, and women a
little before they are 40. Men, however,
stop growing when they are 30, and for
five or six years their stature remains
stationary. Then It decreases, at first
very slowly, but afterward more rap
Idly. rat lent Jaue.
"Jane alwayJooks under the bed for
a burglar."
"Did she ever see oner
"No. But she lives In hopes." Cleve
land riain Dealer.
Rig Birx-rtan Hlver.
The Irtish River. In Siberia, la 2.200
mlles In length, and drains 000.000 miles
of territory.
Nothing please a young girl tnort
than to have her older brother fall In
love; then be can t aay anything to ber
their members have no mind to lay by
from their wages money by which they
personally are little likely to profit.
ber of persons the left eye Is the bet
ter one. Thus the finer development
of the left half of the brain Is explain
ed very simply by the fact that It la
better supplied with the blood, and tne
question why It Is the seat of the cen
ter of speech, and why most people
are right-handed la solved in the most
natural manner.
It la striking bow true a reflection of
the conditions described Is afforded by
the examination of left-hauded persons.
Id many cases a redder color was no
ticeable on the right side of the face;
the right eye was built shorter, its
, i n ... n-..r In ahnrt ovori-thlnir
nolnta to a better blood supply on the nclally declared dead.
right aide of the hain. which. Id con
sequence. Imparts to the left side of
the body the preponderance over the
right one, a condition styled left-hand-edness.
In close connect loo thereto la
the habit of most left-handed persona
to deep on the left side In the uncon
Sheer Nonaenae.
Joakley Queer thing about that tall
man over there. AU his intimate friends
call blm "Short."
Coakley Just Because be la so tall,
Joakley No, because that's bis name,
-Philadelphia Tres
They Didn't Hare to Notice It,.
Although the late ameer of Afghani
stan vu bow-legged, nobody dared to
allude to the fact until after be was of-
Thls shows w hat It Is to be a success
ful autocrat Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Clash or Brain.
The man of staid and studious turn
Will struggle day and night to learn
nd rival seers will try to show
That all bis knowledge io'to.
scloua endeavor to relieve the right Washington Mar,
half of their brain, which la more
charged with "blood during the day.
For right-handed peryms the position
on the right side la the normal one for
the tame reason.
Every man bldea bis deformity.
We are all caught oftener than we
Waiter Who Speculate
Stories of th successful (peculation
of waiter In bopular reaorta on ""tips'
There la a certain measure of good
lack In dying while one is still f an
age to cause p-.-'ple to be sorry about It-
Butt Lake, Penver,
Chicago Ft. Worth.Omaha, Portland
htieclal Kansas city, St. special
11:20 a.m. I.niiis.Chicugoand 2:06p.m.
Walla Walla l-ewls-
Bpokane ton.Hpnltnne.Min- Portland
Flyer nvauolia.Hi. Paul, Flyar
1:27 p.m. Diilolli, Milaau- 4:30a.m.
Salt Lake, Denver,
Mail and Ft. Wortli.Oinaha, Mall an 4
Express Kansas City, St. KipreM
11:4.! p.m. liuis,Cniij(oniJ (:42a.m.
SO p.m. All sailing dates 4:00 p. aa.
aubject lo chauge
For San Francisco
bail averjr a dayl
Dally Catuxkla Ulnar 4 on p.m.
Fa. Sunday ttaaawra. Ix. Sundaf
a :Ui d. m.
Saturday To Astoria and Way
le. w p. m. landing a.
4:45a.m. WMtaaiart ttvar. 4:Mp. m.
Lx.bunday Oregon cur, Ntw- la. SuaJaf
berg. Slm,
pemirtirc a Kf
1:00am. niaat and Ta- p. m.
Tua., Thur.l km aixra. Hon., Wad.
and Su. , aad Frt
Oregon City, Day
ton , a War Land-
4 45a m. WUIaawtM tlitr. 4pm.
Tnra., Thnr Hon., Wed,
and Sal. Portland to Corral. aott Fri.
lit Way Laud-
Lt. Rlr-rU Rivaa. tT.Uwlnaa
:Vim. it-par: to Lewliton tarn.
daiiy I daily
Lot of people enjoy a good runaway
received from the patron art often I on a crowded streei.
For lo rain and other Information writ ta
, A. L. CRAIO,
"-"i PaawngCT agent. Portland, Of.
J. fiat.... 'gral. II Md Klvor.
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