The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, March 28, 1902, Image 4

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Nlg-hr has quit closed in, night
ceptionally wild and violent, when once
mure the round of wheel upon the gravel
without catches Vera' ear.
Perhaps she had been listening for it
Is even In a measure prepared for It,
but even If so, this does not prevent the
sudden agitated change that overspreads
her face as she bears It. Her prises
quicken unpleasant! and she half rises
to her feet. " '
An honr,- two hours, pass, and she Is in
her room dressing for dinner, when a
servant brings her a note.
"I have' tohahk yon for "the kind In
vitation which Oriselda gave me. Busi
ness matters have compelled me to come
here again for the last time to-night;
to trespass, for the last time, upon your
hospitality. I beg you will not let my
presence disturb you; my stay will be so
ahort that I dare to hope you will not
mark the coming or going."
A quick wave of color dyes Vera'a
face; she lays the letter with studied
slowness upon the table near.
"My compliments to Mr. Dysart, and I
hope he will dine with me to-night," she
says, calmly, but with an unconscious
touch of hauteur. How does he dare to
treat her like this, to persist in believing
or rather, to pretend to believe that
his presence Is so distasteful to ber!
What Is be to her, one way or the other,
that she should care whether he was In
her house or out of It?
At dinner, however, she will have an
opportunity of widening his knowledge
somewhat. It will be the simplest thing
to let him see how utterly unimportant
an Item he Is in the scheme of her exist
ence. There Is a brilliant light In her
eyes as she turns to receive the woman
who has now come back with an answer
to her message to Dysart.
There Is a timidity In th woman's air
that warns her. t
"Mr. Dysart's compliments and thanks,
madame, but he has already dined In
"Fasten this bracelet," says Vera, hold
ing out her arm. She la aware that the
woman Is watching her, curiously If ner
vously, and she so moves that the sudden
pallor of her face, the sole thing that
shows her indignation, shall not Betray
her. "That will do; you can go," she
says after awhile. She sweeps down
stairs almost in the servant's footsteps,
and Into the green drawing room, a
smaller apartment than the usual recep
tion rooms, and now looking delicately
coxy beneath the touches of lamps and
firelight, and with the perfume of many
flowers bauging around it.
The wind, the thunder, the lightning,
still rage, but the rain has ceased, and
'n the murky heavens above, a pale, sick
ly moon is striving feebly to break a way
through the dense clouds. Suddenly the
door is thrown open by an agitated band,
and the woman who had attended her
upstairs comes hurriedly, without cere
mony, into the room.
"Oh, madame, I thought yon would like
to know that you should be told" she
stops, frightened by the expression on
Vera' face.
"Well?" says Vera, going a step nearer
to her.
"There Is a ship In great distress, ma
dame somewhere out there," pointing
vaguely in the direction of the ocean,
"upon the rocks, they sayl There Is
scarcely any hope"
"But the life-boat?" cried Vera, sharp
ly, forgetting everything now but ttis aw
ful thought of death and death so near
out there upon, those cruel rocks, with
the boiling, murderous waves leaping to
receive their prey.
"Yes, madame, but that accident yes
terdayyou will remember it? they say
It has disabled six of the men, and it is
almost certain death to go at all, and the
bands being short, there must be volun
teers, and who will risk their lives "
the townbred girl stops short with a
quiver, and covers ber face with her
"Volunteers! Wftere is Mr. Dysart?"
cries Vera, suddenly, with prophetic in
stinct. "Speak, girl!" turning tiercely on
her maid.
"Gone down to the beach, madame, to
see what can be done."
"Gone!" says Vera, slowly, as If dased,
aud then again, "gone!" A little convul
sive shiver runs through her it Is the
final breaking up of any lingering de
ceits, any Inst illusions, that she may
still have clung to,
"Order the carriage," she says, after a
minute or two, during which mistress and
maid have remained silent. This sudden
waking-up has been so -fat a shock that
It has killed all Immediate nervousness,
She feels chilled, calmed, strengthened.
The moon has In a measure conquered
the clouds, and now shines out with a
pule, watery luster, that rather adds to
than takes from the weird wlldness of
the night. The thunder still rattles over
head, and vivid flashes light the black
ness. Here and there, as the carriage
nasses by the outskirts of the wood, these
Intermittent bursts of light show where
a tree has been felled, or the road ripped
ud. or a small bridge carried bodily
away by the fore of th swollen cur
rent underneath.
All through the deadly crashing of the
storm a booming sound msy be beard at
Ions intervals. Half maddened by it.
and by that other greater fear. Vera lies
back In th carriage, pressing her fin
gers now to her ears, now to her throb
bing brow, that leeie as ir it were burst
Arrived at the entrance to the village, a
drive of about a mile from Qreyeourt,
she stops the carriage, and opening the
door springs to the ground. A sudden
gust of wind psssiug by almost dashes
her to the earth, but by a snperhuuisn
effort she defies it, and half blinded by
the flashing lightning, and bewildered by
the -raging storm, she turns aside, and
runs panting, struggling, down a side
pathway that she knows leads to the
beach below.
The wild scene that meet her sight
Itrikes terror to ber heart. The mad
roaring of th wave that, mountains
high, rush Impetuously Inland to dash
themselves to pieces against the granite
rocks; the cries of the women; the hoarse
calls of the men; the flaming, restless
torches that fling a weird light npon the
picture; all serve to unnerve her.
And now a shout from the beach!
dsrk object being dragged forward.
valiant cheer, perhaps mesnt to resch
those miserable souls hovering on desth i
brink, and so give courage to their failing
hearts: it is th life-boat, and now
, A tall figure ha suddenly become
prominent: he seems to tower above all
those around him. He la evidently art
dressing them with passionste words, and
now be springs Into the boat, and with
renewed eloquence seems to compel those
present to follow him. His voice, la Its
vehemence, rises even above the storm.
Not that the stricken girl crouching with
In the shelter of ber rock needs thst tes
timony to know thst It is he whom her
soul loveth.
Vera staggers to her feet and stare
blindly into the semi-darkness. A hearty
cry goes up from those crowded together
on the beach. The mists have "cleared
away from the noon, and she rsa see
as well as those esger watcher that the
five black apots thst were upon th rig
ging are no longer there.
They have been successful, then, so
far. They hava taken those five half
dead creatures Into the blessed lifeboat.
Surely, If tbe rescuer could go through
such a sea in safety, they can return.
A blessed relief comes to ber, so sharp
ly, so unpreparedly, that she almost gives
way beneath It. The good ship. Indeed,
is gone! Where the black, indistinct mass
stood a minute since, now all I bare
there Is but sea and sky, and the memory
f itl But the lifeboat still lives.
Every onward dash of the tempestuous
waves drives the lifeboat the more sure
ly Into shelter, until at last It touches
ground. A hundred eager hands are
stretched out to prevent the returning
wave from carrying it backward, some of
tbe men, more adventurous than tbe rest,
rush Into the surging tide up to their
waists and seize the boat tnd drag it for
cibly Into safety.
Dysart, springing to land, helps out the
rescued men, now exhausted by fear and
exposure one of them, indeed, has faint
edbut there are kindly arms open to
receive them and kindly voices to bid
them welcome and to praise tbe God of
sea and land for their delivery from
death this night.
With hurried wave of the hand he
turns abruptly away from tbe cheering
crowd and the dancing torchlights, and
makes his way through the heavy dark
ness toward the small pathway that will
lead to the road above. Stumbling, un
certain, and feeling altogether exhausted,
he nevertheless finds it, and puts out his
hand to grope for the rock that he knows
stands at th right side of It, where the
beach commences".
"Good heavens, what Is 'bis? He
starts violently, and then his finger fast
en with almost convulsive energy over
the small cold hand that has been thrust
Into bis. A sharp little cry breaks
through the darkness, and then the cold
hand Is hurriedly withdrawn, and two
arms are thrown round him, and cling to
him with passionate vehemence.
"It Is you youl And you are afe!
Oh, Seaton! Oh, thank heaven, thank
Whose voice Is It? Not Vera's? Vera!
and yet the clinging arms are warm, liv
ing, and genuine; tbe sobbing voice is
real; a small disheveled head la very close
to him very! What has happened? Has
he gone mad?
He is ghastly pale, white a the death
from which he ha but just now so nar
rowly escaped, and across his right tem
ple there Is a slight streak of blood, still
wet. This adds to his pallor. Vera, see
ing it, shudders violently, and Involun
tarily, almost unconsciously, lifts her
hand, and presses her handkerchief to
the wound.
"Speak!" stys be, and now the word
is command. It rings sharply. There
is a very anguish of doubt In hi tone,
and hi eyes, burning into hers, are so
full of desperate question, that they ut
terly unnerve her.
Xhe strain of the past terrible hours
has been too severe, and now she sinks
beneath it. She bursts into tears.
"Oh, yes, yes, yes!" she cries, giving
him thus vaguely the answer he requires.
In a moment his arms are round her,
crushing her against his heart To him
those Incoherent words are full of sweet
est meaning. Yes, she love him. Who
shall tell the joy this knowledge brings
him joy that is almost pain?
Darling, darling! whispers be, softly.
And then after a little while, "I am too
happy. I do not know what to aay. I
cannot speak." And then again, "May
kiss you?"
He does not wait for permission, but
presses his lips to hers dear lips, that
kiss him back again, with honest, heart
felt gladness.
(The end.)
Lively Diversion oa Midway at th
Buffalo Exposition.
Tbe "Midway" at the Pan-American
Exposition In Buffalo was designed es
pecially to furnish amusement, and no
doubt fulfilled lu purpose admirably.
It was not design, however, but acci
dent! which was responsible for a fun
ny Incident witnessed by some visitors
from New York, one of whom tells the
story In tbe Sun,
We were loitering past tbe animal
show when I noticed a queer sort of
chair In front of the place. It was of
wood, heavy and square, and remark
ably wide, and the seat was less than
a foot bign.
While we wondering what It was for.
a baby elephant came out of the men
agerie building, and when It reached
tbe chair, sat down In It Tbe "barker"
also came along and began bis effort
to draw a crowd.
Just In front of the chair stood
group of people discussing the question
of where to go next One woman was
only a foot or two from the elephant.
but all of them were standing wun
tbelr backs to the cbalr. and were
quite unconscious of any one or any
thing near tbem.
Tbe elephant seemed to decide on In
vestigating the group. Tbe woman had
her belt pinned down In the back with
a large-headed pin that gleamed temp
tingly In young Mr. Elephant's eyes,
lie stretched out bis trunk and began
fumbling with the pin.
The woman felt something and put
her band around to see that her belt
was In place. Before ber band got
there tbe trunk was gone. She satisfi
ed herself that ber clothing was secure,
and then brought her band back to the
front again. Up went tbe trunk for a
second attempt The woman was so
occupied In the discussion that she was
probably only tialf-consclous of being
touched, for she did not turn around
even then. She merely put ber band
back on another reassuring explditlon.
which again missed tbe exploring
Once again tbe elephant found the
field clear. This time be was surer of
bis ground He deftly took the bead
of the pin, drew It out. and then swift
ly Jabbed it-there Is no other word for
It-lnto the woman's back. Scream?
Oh, yes. She Jumped about three feet,
too. and as she came down she whirled
around to see what had struck ber.
When she saw that elephant she Jump
ed another three feet 1 bave seen the
Midway very lively at times, but I
Br V. 3. Seatot Shelby H. CuHosv. ' fcj- 'f3 WSJrTjmlW I M
The alliance be- fBMit f if !
I iH-l tween England and Y4fWtuM
( " Japan to protect 'itz!&-$?&L tS??
) . " the territorial integ- (' vi&iQss&
K ... " rity of China and 'ZilL
If ; , Core I regard as
hn ,i , a formal adoption jZyf-'-K
f , ,. - of the policy of the .x itSSlat'!.
f . United States in SlSS&V
Vv.':' i
L - L'ifc .1111 n l r
tween Eugland and
Japan to protect
the territorial integ
rity of China nnJ
Corea I regard as
a formal adoption
of the policy of the
United States in
connection with the
eastern question. It
is in line with the
policy of tbe Unit
ed States set forth
in the Hay note to
tbe powers of June 3, 11KKJ, in which the
position of the L'uited states was
While we are not permitted under our
form of governtneut to form alliances of
this kind with foreign powers, we ar
permitted to announce our declaration
of principles on questions as they arise.
If other powers see the wisdom of adopt
ing our suggestions and carry out th
European custom of forming alliances of
offense and defense, that is not our af
fair. In the present Instance fears have
been entertained that certain powers
were looking with lustful eyes upon cer
tain territory in. tbe far East. Such a
taking over of territory might he Injuri
ous to American Interests, commercial
and otherwise. At an opportune moment
our government took a firm stand In be
half of American Interests without vio
lating any of tbe fixed principles of diplo
matic intercourse, and at the same time
maintaining a dignified neutrality
The attitude assumed by the United
States was right and proper, as subse
quent events demonstrated, and now, as
a further vindication of our contention,
England and Japan have formed a
friendly alliance to prevent the division
of China by designing powers. We do
not propose to interfere or become involv
ed In a foreign war, but we reserve the
right to assert our rights and see that
our Interests are protected.
ways a menace. The body needs a pure
air bath just as It needs a water bath.
Few people understand bow desperately
the skin requires ventilation, and many
do not expose their entire bodies to the
air once from September to June. Iu
cold weather the warm tub bath should
be used sparingly, and never immediate
ly before going outdoors, but a sponge
bath followed by vigorous friction, every
body should have once a day. Speaking
of the sponge bath, I don't mean to nse
a sponge; It's a germ and filth carrier.
Use yojp hand or a coarse wash rag,
and boil the rag afterwards. The thought
less uneleanliness of some decent people
is entirely beyond comprehension. Laun
dry bills will prevent many who are not
plutocrats from changing underwear
daily, but It at least may be ventilated
every twenty-four hours, one uit being
aired while the other is worn.
Exercise in the open ir, dress sensi
bly, eat plenty of plain, wholesome food,
don't neglect the water bath or the air
bath; sleep enough, don't worry, and
ten to one you won't take cold on every
slight provocation.
Champion 8teer-Tyer Take Deeperat
- Cbancc for Life.
Two years ago, when the cowboys of
northeastern Arizona came together to
find out who was the "best man" In
various ways, James Evaus won the
steer-tying championship by roping,
tbrowlug and tying a vicious steer In
twenty-four seconds. ButMn a receut
round-up the champion did a more re
markable thing, by which, says the
Kansas City Star, he saved bis own
and another man's life.
While he and some companions were
camping for the night on a high tuble
laud, which ended a few miles away In
an abrupt drop of two hundred feet, a
.. t .l.-nnrrti lir. Ill 1 H i IIS
zjrAi on. h "t's-r
your mother used to make them. herd of fifteen hundred cattle stunt-
Another essential Is religion. Religion ' peded In the direction of the precipice,
softens and sootles and makes agreeable. Evans and his men mounted hurriedly.
It warms the heart and quiets the tongue. aU)j crcine to the front of the mad-
For the position of wire ana moiner , dt,ued cattl, tried with whoops and
est were they to have divine guidance
John said he forgot to kiss Mary uuul
after they were married.
There are hundreds of men who have
worked out of debt, paid for their homes
and made money who, if they were to
tell the story of their lives, would give
tbe credit to the wife who toiled at their
Oce essential In a good wife ! common
sense just plain corHmon sense, and with
that she will soon learn not to sew on
there is a demand to-day for the best
trained women the best college can pro
duce. She who is ambitious to be an
ideal wife and mother will fit herself for
the broadest life possible by a thorough
No Country Fnpports fo Many Pecret
Pocl'tle as Onra.
Broadly speaking, every seventh man
you meet In the United States Is Iden
tified with some fraternal organization,
for the preservation of whose secrets
he has given a solemn oath, a pledge
more binding in Its nature than perhaps
any other known among men. The
above ratio Is not based on a considera
tion of the many thousands who are
members of the various labor organi
sations, though they, to a greater or
less extent, are knit together by secret
threads; nor about 500,000 of the secret
military orders, as the 0. A. R., nor
has any account been taken of the
many other thousands who are Identi
fied with the fraternities of the colleges.
It Is far beyond reasonable computa
tion to attempt to Indicate tbe amount graft's
of money given by these fraternal or
ders In a single year In aid of their
members. Many of the benefactions do
don't think I ever saw anything any
funnier than that
The elephant? Oh, be never cracked
a smile.
It Obscured All Other in th Mind of
the Patriotic German.
Excellent citizen as tbe German be
comes In this country, his enthusiasm
never flames higher than when he sees
some son of the fatherland elevated to
an honorable position by the choice of
American voters. Matthew P. Brenn,
an acute student of politics, gives an
amusing account of an honest German
Innkeeper, Mr. Wlenheimer, whose In
terest In the general election of 1884
was centered In the nomination of on
Heldelgraff for alderman of his ward.
Mr. Klernan, a gentleman Interested
In politics, called one day upon Mr.
Weinbelmer In order to discover the
trend of the German-American vote.
"Well, Mr. Wclmer," said he,
"how's the election going?"
"Oh. Heldelgraff Is elected sure!" re
sponded Weinbelmer,
"Yes, but how Is Cleveland running
up here?"
"Ach, Hlmmel! Mr. Klernan, what's
the use? Heldelgraff sure Is elected."
Concluding that national and state
politics were not within the sphere of
Welnhelmer's Interest, Mr. Klernan
proceeded to try him on city politics.
"Well, Mr. Wlenheimer." said he, "an
you thing our candidate for mayor will
be elected?"
"Now we speaks all day, Mr. Kler
nan," responded the Ipjnkeeper. "It's
no use at all. Heldelgraff is sure our
next alderman."
Klernan was at length billing to
come down to the district Isiues, and
asked: "How will my friend O'Brien,
who Is running up here for the assem
bly, make out?"
"Mr. Klernan," replied Weinbelmer,
"no man will beat Heldelgraff. You
may take It for sure he will be elect
ed." Klernan, now a little nettled, said
slowly and with emphasis: "Mr. Wein
belmer. Heldelgraff and O'Brien are
running together as candidates of the
same party, one for alderman and the
other for the state assembly. Both are
friendly to each other In this election.
you understand. Now you say lleldel-
all right Will my rrieua
O'Brien be all right too?"
"Well, Mr. Klernan,' said Weinbel
mer, looking pained at bis visitor's
want of comperhenslon, "1 tells you as
By C. C. Sweet, M. D.
A cold may be In
duced by exposure,
over-fatigue, luck
of proper and sutll
cicut clothing, or
lack of nourishing
food. Taking cold
is mote a mutter of
physical condition
than of tempera
ture; that is why
some of the worst
colds are contract
ed unknowingly
and appurently
By Mr a. Jeffcrso Pars.
The most favor
able mora? educa
tion a girl can have
is the example of
ber mother. If she
dally practices
truth, justice, sin
iSuCreiwor to E. L. Smith,
wblUhed Houm In lb valley
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots and Shoes,
Flour and Feed, etc.
This old-established honse wi'l con
tinua to pay cash lor all its goods; it
pavs no rent; it employs clerk, but
does not bave to divide with a partner.
All dividends are made with customers
in the way ol reasonable price.
I VV vrf Ji 1 try and a
Lr , -r , J amassing a
By LouIm r. Pott
It may seem queer that a mun
of my ability in making money
should presume to tell you how
to make a living. You might
naturally couclude that Mr.
Carnegie, who has amassed a
fortune of unknown millions, or
Mr. Schwab, who has risen to a position
which pays a salary of $1,000,000 a year,
would be more able to tell bow one can
make a living. But that supposition la
not altogether true. The man who knows
the theory of any practice cannot always
carry out his ideas.
Now, what is the present state of liv
ing in this country? I am not a pessi
mist, but I must say that conditions are
fearful. A young man who leaves col
lege to-day to earn a living has a hard
time of it He bus one chance in HO,-
000,000 to become President of the coun-
bout as good a chance to become
has n little better show of
fortune, but the chances are
few. It Is all the time said that there
is room at the top, and so there Is. The
whole society has been divided into two
no. c. b.i.i. classesthe great class at the bottom and
without cause. Fatigue and a run-down ! the little class at the top. The ordinary
condition of the system causes more se-, man has no chance at all. It Is only the
revolver-shots to turn them back,
In the dense blackness of the night
Evans' horse missed his footing and
went down In a heap, one leg lu a
gopher-hole. The horse of a cowboy
named Davis, running close behind,
stumbled over Evans' horse, and Da
vis, too, came to earth and luy still,
Fifty yards away came the herd, and
a short flash of lightning showed
Evaus the situation. The swiftly niov
Ing sea of cattle reached oue hundred
yards each way. Unable to arouse
t . . .. . ... . ,!-, . a
cerity, patience, uavis, ana never uuuKiug ui i-nuS
fortitude, gentle- bis disabled comrade, Evaus took the
ness, a large char- oujy chance ol saving both. He emp
Ity for others t)ll(j n(g ow revoiVer and his compan
that la, U she j , ,nto tfae centor of the ,erd cut.
leads a Christian . .i,. ,.
, ., . uu- ling u urvucu iu iue nuui ui
S Hi IZZ'X lauTlnter Then throwing the .nanlmnte form of
In lengthy lectures. If, added to this, the Davis over his shoulder, be awaited
mother has the self-control to notice the his opportunity.
child' little fad and fancie and treat As oae of the leaders brushed by,
them respectfully, and If the child be al-. Evans, with one movement, put the
lowed the largest liberty consistent with bo(Jy Qf Dav)g at.rosg the shoulders of
the proper care of her, there will be , little mounted, also. Vainly
ers t not daily commit A good exam- ' jumped. With bis legs wrapped tight-
pie is the practlcat demonstration or a iy arouna tuo uouy ui urn uwun
moral theory, and Is worm more mu jsvaus drove ins spurs ucep m, nu..
the sermonising one can utter. i held himself and Davis in place.
Too many mothers forget good manners . ae '0av and
in intercourse with their children. They rn,Mv oft thfi herd in the rear.
z&JiH -nd veer,n to ,he r,gi,t ,n a fur8
consider This obviously gallop, carried his riders out of dan
Is wrong. The habit of trusting children ger. Then Evans rolled off tbe back
to the care of servants in the nursery in 0f his strange rescuer, and a half-hour
the formative period of their lives is a jater wnen his cowboys turned the
very vicious one, no matter bow trust- ber(j t lhe 0j tne canon, and rode
worthy the wrvant. No one ein J... . . . f ,h foreman an(i rja-
child that close attention wuica .s nnmn9I,i.
prompted by a mother's love. T'j:ZLu:.x
K' mnth.r nn .. no tne nreaorui re- iut "-
.nonilhilitv of the moral education of with blood. ay exhausted a short dls-
her daughter. I confess to Deing unuuie tance away.
to irive anv formula for its performance Th. omflt ordered a medal for Evans,
except self-abnegation and eternal vigi-, an(1 tj)e gteer bag becn pensioned for
lance. Ultra fastiionauie moiuurs u..., . . alfa,fa ln the val
Davenport Bros.
Ars running their two mills, plsner snd bos
Isctury. and cmn OH ordsri tor
Boxes, Wood
and Posts
rere colds than all the blasts from Medi
cine Hat. If a man has pure blood,
steady nerves aud a good digestion, low
temperature or a slight draught doesn't
often affect him unfavorably.
The cause of tbe sensations of cold is
more often Internal than external, aud
those who go shivering about under or
dinary circumstances can't remedy mat
ters much by putting on an extra supply
of heavy clothing. Warm clothing will,
of course, help to offset a low tempera
ture, but it will not make you warm if
there's some internal reasou for the chil
liness. Most people wear too much heavy
and improper clothing in winter. Many
swathe their throats when it's warm
stockings they need. Clothing should be
warm, but not extremely heavy, and the
practically air-tight suitings often worn
are an abomination. Under these the
skin Is unable to breathe, and when the
kin Is out of breath the owner of the
skin will be cold if he's clad ln fun a
foot thick.
A man who seems perfectly well, but
who shivers ou slight exposure to cold
has something wrong with bis circulation,
or his blood is Impoverished by imperfect
digestion. Take care of the body and
encourage circulation; eat plain, whole
some food that will make pure blood,
breathe pure air, take plenty of exercise,
indulge in frequent bathing and ventila
tion of the skin and avoid air-tight
clothes as you would the smallpox.
While severe draughts are always to
be avoided, foul air is worse than
draughts; Indeed, If one is in prime con
extraordinary man who can get to the
top. He must have little regard for any
thing save victory.
Wages bave fallen during the last thir
ty years to an alarming degree. Thirty
years ago a stenographer could get $1,-
600 a year readily; now he can get ?-0
a week with difficulty. In other lines of
work it is the same story. The rich be
come richer and the poor have their
wages cut
Iu the mining district In Pennsylvania
the children, from 0 years of age, begin
to pick dirt out of coal. Then they go
into the mines and work until they are
old men at 45 years. Then they return
to the screens and pick dirt with the
children of another generation until they
die. Their life is void of ail save work
I tell you that the people who tell you
there is a good chance to make a good
living in this country are fools. Now you
will say that I am a pessimist, but I aay
that I am an optimist, because I see tbe
By Her. J, W. lauahlla
One of the earliest methods of
selecting a wife was by barter.
Later It was by capture. To
day marriage Is supposed to be
based on the consent of both
parties. Under the blessed in
fluence of tne gospel woman
stands on an equal plane with man, and
her likes and dislikes must be considered
... J . . , .. t n
say: l am too ousy 10 oevuie uijku
my children." True, perhaps, but why?
The child has a natural and first claim
to her mother's sedulous attentiou during
the formative period of her life, which I
think is from birth to the twelfth or fif
teenth year of her youth, and the claims
of society should be secondary to ims
paramount duty.
Faith ln Trainer Departed When They
Baw Him Druuk
A really remarkable story of anlma.
perception has been contributed to
Frank Leslie's Monthly by Frank Bos-
tock, who may be considered an au
thorlty on wild animals in captivity.
. I once had a trainer, Mr. Bostock
By Judge Henry Blschott.
in,.,. j.nn hA tin rinllht that
nnhlldtv would be a strong aid says, an old Irishman who bad served
In Impelling a firmer belief in D a British regiment In India, and who
the indissolubility of tne mar- tnew the ways of tigers ln every de
riaee tie. The tendency of Ui- fI. (n.,ht threp of them to do
vorce legislation to-day Is to- wQrk n the arena tban x uave
ward r.i?. , . f, t,
; i:ln..n frtt. liiflwtni fn- .. j " '
:iT ,-. .f S". are have seen him sitting down between
constantly being Incorporated Into our two of them at rest times during re
Uo notwithstanding that the general hearsals and examining their claws to
public sense has been greatly shocked by gee )f any 0f tnem were sore or split
the ease with which divorces msy already Any one wno hag evef trle(1 tllRt wtn
be obtained. With many it is only a even houge cat kQ0Wg tUat ,t gtrlkeg
rntsVfei rute's'uccesstnr the feline nature as an unwarranfab.e
Xation for divorce. They are facilitat- familiarity; but they never did more
ed, too, by the secrecy with which di- than show their teeth and whine, and
vorce litigation is so irequenuy couuuci- tnat nair in piaytiuuesH.
ed. I One day the old fellow got very
Publicity in all divorce proceeding drUnk. the first time In his life, to my
would undoubtedly check their frequen- tnowiedue. Before he was noticed on
a wife without making it a matter of se
dition ordinary draughts are little to be rions prayer. John B. Gough and Mary
(eared, while lack of ventilation is al- Wniteomb were betrothed, but so earu-
Cy. It would airecc puuuc aueuuou w
the evils of divorce and create a strong
feeling against it Sometimes instances
occur where the Interests of the children
No man should ever think of choosing 1 Justify secret divorce proceedings, but no
interest of public policy requires tm,
not pome Into consideration In the mak
Ing up of reports, and many are the re-1 though we talks all day. It s no use,
ult of purely fraternal generosity. ust read to-morrow morning early
Some Idea perhaps may be gleaned '. tbe papers yourself, and you will see
from one formally announced amount , ure ueiaeigran: is eiecieu aiuermau,
which It given every year In benefits
of one kind or another money paid
1 the Lion Intelligent?
After orolomred experiment. M.
for caring for the sick, burying the Hachet-Souplet has reached the con
dead, supporting the widows of de- ptn.,m thHt ,hre can lie no doubt that
ceased members, and ln sums paid out tne on , tDe pogggggor of reasoning terested
to me wiuow oi oeceaseu meujoers m facuitleg- ot coarse this conclusiou
the form of Insurance. I u h.i n ..wi-voti not on hvno-
These amounts range In size from thM, Amnr the exoerlinenta was
$10,000 to $20,000 per annum, to $7,600,- om wnlc,1 took pIace ,t the Museuni 0f
000 for a single organixatlon. Many of ratunil mg,ory, within a stone-throw
me organisation pay oui oer fiw of the gtatue of Cbevreul. the scientist
centenarian. A lion was presented un-
000 per year ln this way. While It Is
difficult to arrive at positive figures Wth a dosed box containing an
as to tne amount wnicn nas Deen paia
out by the fraternal orders In the
A Surviving Widow of the Revolution
ary War.
The war for American Independence
began 123 years ago, and, remarkable
as It may seem, the United "States
government Is still
paying peusions
as a result of that
struggle. Of
course, non of
tbe soldiers who
participated In the
war under George
Washington are
still alive, but
there aurvlv four
widows of revo
lutionary soldiers,
Mit. naj.i.y joMt. aud these aged
women draw pensions of $12 per
month. These venerable pensioners
are Mrs. Rebecca Mayo, Newbern,
Va.; Mrs. Bhoda Augusta Thomson,
Woodbury, Conn.; Mrs. Mary Snead,
rarksley, Va., and Mrs. Nancy Jones,
Jonesboro, Tenn. Mrs. Jones has lu-
Cougressman Walter a.
Brownlow, of Tennessee, and he has
undertaken to have the $12 pensions
Increased to $25.
Mrs. Jones Is the widow of Darling
Jones, a soldier of the Revolutionary
War. When they were married he
was 70 years and she 10. He lived
ten years after they were married and
their son. William, lives ln Jonesboro.
his return to the cage be had gone In
with his tigers and fallen In a beap on
the floor,
Tbe other keepers made several at-
tomnts to take bltn out of the cage,
The home, which la the unit of the na-; wf i. .. at once annarent that to do
tion's strength, should be protected. . mp)int . bitter and bloodv flEnt
with the tigers. They guarded blra all
United States since their establishment,
yet. allowing for the amount paid out
In th) year 1800 and not included In the
annual reports of the grand secretaries
of the various bodies, the enormous to
tal of $47o.000.000 has been given by
these organizations In beneficences. It
should be stated also that this Is ex
clusive of the three larger orders, the
Masonic, the Odd Fellows, and the
Knights of rythlas. As nearly as can
be computed, these three orders have
paid out In the same line $176,000,000
more, making all told the vast sum of
nearly $050,000,000.
J panese Clock.
Japan Import American springs and
rinnAtl.lnn .iliuut t . , .a . TtiA Fl nf
' ' , " iMrs. Jones lives on a liny farm of Ave
to determine was whether the animal ' . ,.,t
would be smart enough to discover the
secret open tbe box and secure the
coveted morsel through means of his
own. Tbe king of animals did not dis
appoint tbe scientist who bad- faith In
bis judgment After hesitating a little,
the lion raised the Ud of the box with
his nose, aud although be went at It at
first In the wrong way, he deliberately
put tbe box Id tbe proper position, ex
actly as man would bave done. It
took him exactly three minutes, and
written report of tbe occurrence wai
signed by the witnesses.
Just Enough.
"Was there much of a gathering to
acres In a three-room cottage
nearly forty years ago. She bns a gar
fan and a vegetable plot and raises
chickens for sale, by which means she
manages to eke out ber little Income.
My only ambition Is to save money
nough to bury me decently and bave
a nice tombstone over my husband
and myself, she says.
Visitors to the section of Tennessee
In which she lHes always go to see
Mr. Jones, and she has many re
quests for her autograph. These she
Is compelled to refuse, as she cannot
write. She 's nearly 90 years of age.
large quantity, to light Either way, It
seems as If the signals didn't come
straight through. They went round the
bill. In this case they must somehow
bave followed tbe curving earth. But
Tbe accepted Idea Is that the vibra
tions Marconi uses are Just long. In-
I visible light waves. And light goes
straight Prof. Fleming thinks the
waves might bend; or, It may be, tbe
upper air, being hlgblv rarlfled, Is also
opaque to tbem, like water. This wouiri
form a shell round the earth. In which
tbe signals might travel anywhere.
Would they go clear round? And if
they did, would they stop when they
got back to where they started, or keep
going round and round? Evidently, un
til they bad been absorbed by sub
stances like the metals. But what be
comes of tbe waves then? Do they set
up a current of ordinary electricity? If
that be true, then they could transmits
power. Tber was a Kansas professor
named Blake who bad this Idea some
years ago. He was quite sure the falls
of the Mle could be made to run Lon
don, and Niagara to turn corn grinders
and run mowing machines out on his
native plains. This matter of long-dis
tance transmission Is the great electri
cal problem of tbe flay, and It may be
the Herts waves will bring the solu
tion. If they should, coal mines could
shut up sbop. Here Is a wide field, and
Inasmuch as about every nation In Eu
rope has been ahead of us In perfecting
the wireless telegraph, this Is a chance
to even up. Harper's Weekly.
manufactures c'.ocks so cheaply that see the ship start?" asked Colonel Oar-
only the very lowest grades can be Im-1 ter. whose sen ant had been down to
Tbe British marquis working before
tbe mast baa turned np In St Helena
on a sailing ressel plying between En
tbe wharf.
. "Yes, sah, dey was mons'ou lot
eb folks," said AJax, promptly.
"And was the crowd tumultuous or
gland and Austral:., .carding to th l0.1 tb Cf'2,L
it. Helena Guardian. It is the Marquis I "Not 'zactly quiet,- said Ajax.
of Graham, eldest aoa and heir of th ! doubtfully, "bul .dey wasn t too mul
n,,k. f Montros 21 resr. nf n. ' tuous. san. I shouldn t say; BO, sah.
... a Bnd nut .11 .hont th. n,er. ! dey was Je' about BlultUOU 'BOUgh
chant marln and to earn a master' f 'wslon. sah."-Youth's Compan
Ever notice that wbeu man asks
your judgment be does not accept It?
If you are smart you will never b
o pollt aa wbea you hava a cUko.
Fir Havana newspapers ad vocal
annexation to the United State.
Lire only for to-day and you ruin to
morrow. Simmons.
ta What Manner Did They Come
Acroas the Atlantic!
How did Marconi's signal come
across from Cornwall to the Newfound
land shores? There Is a curving hl'.l
of water and earth crust 110 miles high
In between. Did tbe electric wave go
over tbe hill or through It or bow?
That Is tbe punle tbe electric world ts
bothering ever at the moment Some
German experiments seem to Indicate
that the wave are absorbed by water
as they are by metal. Prof. Fleming.
of London, who has done an elaborate
work on the scientific sld of tbe sub
ject puts the matter a little differently
His results would mak water opaqu
to the electrical wave, aa It Is, to
"Now place your mouth one Inch to night In his drunken slumber. But the
the left and repeat 'hello' four tluies," next time he put them to work they
the Joker Instructed. balked, and he could neither persuade
The response proved excruciatingly nor drive them.
funnv to the man at the 'Dhono. and. They bad ceased to trust him, or
although they could not bear what the something of that sort, and his useful
young lady said, his five companions ness with them was at an end forever,
were not devoid of imagination. By
this time they were holding tbelr sides.
It required such a long time for tbe
joker to regain control of his voice
that tbe victim bad twice Inquired,
Is that all?" before b could say
That was Indeed "Judgment
fled to brutish beasts."
The Trade of Palestine,
The account of the trade of Palestine
during the year 1000, given In the con-
,.u X , . -k Vt, . ular report recently Issued, Is fairly
with your mouth Just abov the ln- ... . ' '
strument pronounce the same word , ' . , .
again." This was done.
Tbe Joker could keep In no longer.
Though beginning to laugh, be man
aged to splutter:
"Now stand on your head and say
'hello' "
With a shout be slapped the ear
piece on the book and literally fell
Into a chair. The other five screamed. ;
Still giggling, the six merry men, a
nor the Imports reach tbe level at
talned In 1880. Tbe prosperity of tb
country depends still, as It always bus
done, and most probably alwaya will
do, upon the fruits of the earth. Cen
turles before the present era, corn and
wine and oil were among the chief
boons of the "promised land," and
though we bear little now of the first,
the other two are regaining tbelr an
For She Knew All th Tim Who
It Was.
Half a dozen peron In a big down
town office building enjoyed them
selves hugely tbe other day at the ex
pense of a young lady with whom all
of them are well acquainted, and wbo
Is located In a room adjoining the one
which Is tbe scene of their dally la
bors. Tbe leader of tbe als Jokers went to
tbe telephone Instrument and called
the 'phone In the next room. As was
anticipated, the young lady answered.
"This la central office." announced
the Joker. "W are testing th wire.
Will you kindly assist o?" Of course
all this was aald in an altered tone of
"Certainly." was tbe sweet response.
"What shall t dor
"Kindly place yonr month about two
Inches to tbe right of the Instrument"
directed tb Joker, "and aay 'hello'
three times at abort Intervals."
Tb obl'glng creator at the other
end promptly compiled with the re
quest Tb Joker waved bla disen
gaged hand at bla flv associate and
bent doubl la tb effort t repress
Al..n. pAnt.H,,n Tn molnna tl-hlnh
..... , . . , . i. , viCUl icyiii.uwu. w u..wuu, .....
nine later, proceeuea 10 visn me iiu- , - , . . .,
- a. .a alw were valued In ancient days,
, K . new fruit has been added the orange,
the doorway of her room she turned up , , . . ,. .,io tt n
t m. j . ,i , , This. Indeed, and tbe grape, are now
her nose disdainfully and remarked. In u ' A . 4 Jj.;.. d.i.
. .... ; the most Important products of Pales-
k , I . . tine, though tbe exports of the former
"Humph; I knew It was you all tb J,, In TRlue
I ILL) 6. u" l..a. Aar wam Inffa trO n iruu
. . . , a a . I Lit? luai LCVV JcaiBt iaua uiauai.i
They speak now as they pass by. but !" ' . ..,', ,, ... .
He Wa Not a Socialist.
There Is a curious little restaurant In
sion is only temporary. Southern Pal
estine has always been noted for I
Ann street where clerks and office vineyards; It was Judah wbo bouna
boys and peddlers discuss business and bla foal to the vine and washed his
politics over their frugal luncheon. A clothes In the blood of the grapes.
few days ago the collision In tbe New
York Central tunnel was under discus
sion, and a young Irish peddler was
advocating public ownership of rail
ways, while a law clerk was defending
private ownership.
Finally, at a loss for answer to a
statement made by the Irishman, the fcm.e-
clerk retorted:
"Oh, you are a socialist"
"Sure an' I'm not" replied tbe Irish
man indignantly; "I'm a worklngman.'
-New York Post
Dalles, Portland & Astoria
Navigation Co.
And continuing nntil March I, 1902,
this company will have but one steamer
running between The Dalles and Fort-
land; leaving The Dalles Monday.
Wednesday and Friday, aud Portland
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Reg-ulator, Dalles Gty, Reliance.
The Dalles-Portland Route
Str. "Tahoma,"
Between PsrtUn. Th Dilltt and Waf Petnts
Leaves Fortlsfl3 Mondsrs, Wednesdays and
Fridays at 7 a m. Arrives Th Dalles, sums
dsy, b p. m.
leaves ins vanes lUMaays. innrsasys ana
Ramnlayi, 7 s. m. Arrival Portland, asm day,
4 p. m.
This route bat the grandest scenic attractions
on earth.
Str. "Bailey Qatzert,"
Daily Round Trips, except Sunday,
Leave Portland...? a.m. I Leave Astoria....? a.m.
Landing and nftice, toot ol Alder street. Both
'phones, Main SAl, Portland, Or.
E. W. CRICHTON, Agent, Portland.
JOHN M. F1IXOON, Agent. The Dalles.
A. J. TAYLOR, Agent, Astoria.
. C. WYATT, gent, Vancouver.
WOLFOK1) & WYKKS, Asia., Wbtts Balmoa.
R. B. GIL1JRETH, Agent, Lyle, Wash.
Agents at Hood Rlvsr
Shot Line
and union Pacific
An I'rsjent Case.
When the doctors telephone rang
late one night he went to tbe Instru
ment himself and received an urgent
appeal from two fellow practitioners
to com down to the club for a quiet
Emily, dear," be said, turning to bis
wife, "I am called out again, and It
appears to be a very serious ise, for
there are two doctors already In attend
ance." New York Times.
Blast Fornacea in Britain.
Tbe number of blast furnaces la
'course of erection Dec. 31 In Great
I Britain was 70. Of this number 11
were In Scotland, 10 In South Stafford
Emphasis Needed.
Editor-Look here! In speaking of
your opponent's aslnlty yon spell sslo
Intty with two s's."
Pollnoian-Well, It was a pretty bad . g J(J cleTeland? 8 , n eat Cum.
berland, 7 In South Wales and 6 In
case. Somervllle Journal.
Mar's Girl Frleada.
"May says she' afraid b Is going to
marry ber for her money."
"Poor thing! She must bar beam
looking In tb mirror." Philadelphia
Mot a oa i la Germany.
Th 2.000 iiartuon In Germany ara
total abstainers from alcohol, coffea,
tea and worldly amusement.
Small Popalatton.
Norway's population Is tb smallest
In Europe, compared with her area.
Each of ber Inhabitants could bar
forty acres of land, while tb Briton
would have to b content with less
than an acre.
Doctor ta Germany.
To every 100.000 of tbe population of
Wbn yon llp and fall, of coarse yoa th German Emplr tber ar on tb
bar remark! hew fooUsb you feel J aTrag frty-lght mdical men.
Bait lake, Denver,
Chicago Ft. Wnrth.Omaha, Portland
Biieclal K'aiiaan Citv, si. Special
11:26a. B. l.ntiis,Cbicagoand !. av
Walla Walla !wls-
tpntan loii.8pokana.Min- Portland
Flyer neapolls.Rt. Paul, Ply
p.m. Dtiluth. Mllwau- ;h)a,av
Salt Lake, Denver,
Mall snd Ft. Worth. Omaha, at aH a
Eiprea Xamas City, St. Sxpraa
U:Up. Lmiii,Ca.lcagiid t.42a,nv t
Ittf.av All tailing data :. a
subject to changa
For Ban Frsndseo
asil every t day
Daily Cekrstkls Rltar a.av
Ex. Sunday (taaaws. hsasiit
Saturday T istorls and Way
Mi wi p. . Landing.
:4Se., WlllaaMH ).. :,,
sx.Sandaj Oregon City, Hew. Kx. Sunday
brg. aalam. Inde
pendent 4k Wag
V 0 a. m. wUlaawn and Tsav l:i.a,
Toe . Thar. MM Blear. )., W4,
and Sal. sad Frt.
Oregon City, Par
ton, A Way Laad-
WUhwaett Itvar. pm.
-, Thus MM w4,
aad SM. Portland to Corral, and Frt.
II a Wag Land.
l. P. I part Spaas Eivxa. Le.Lewlstaa
tlpartaLwUtoa ax.
dally dally
tot taw rate sad other Inlormatloa writ ta
A. L. CRA10,
"va-a Passenger agtst. ParUaat. Oa,
"A--. , Jaaat, Hd fctve.