The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, May 30, 1902, Image 4

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CHAPTER X Continued.
"Manuel," inid he, "is a double
dyed villain, if he does aught to harm
raul's girl! 1 can see what he's up to,
though j he has given no account of
Paul's affairs yet, and if he can get
Louise to marry Frank he needn't. He
may want all the money ne can get
hold of oon; the plaintiffs in that pat-
was told "at five o'clock in the aftef-
noon." So I departed till then, with
about six hours in which to tax my in
genuity in guessing why Fraulein
Haas's demand to rtw Steinhardt had
been so urgent j since she' was not dy
ing, nor even ill.
At five o'clock I called again, and
found Fraulein Haas at home, i was
asked to come in. I looked curiously
at the Fraulein. She was a middle
"Certainly," said he; "the scamp! Used woman, of the tbin, nervous type
" . Tj . I 1 .w.a nm nnnhonn HIVIBiil. WITH
Let him know of it. I suppoee he only
married my sister because she had a
bit of brass.'fo
8o I palled on Steinhardt that very
"Thank you. Mr. Unwin, said he,
when I had told him my errand; "but
one kind friend has already gent me
the turner' ( takina ud a copy of The
of German (or, perhaps, Bwiss), witn
bright, keener grey eyes. Wie rose,
smiling, but perplexed, to receive me,
and waited for me to state my business.
"I come from England," I said in
German. do not want me to give
lessons." said Bhe, pushing away a
"nrmnenttis" evident!? laid ready lor
' . . . , ..i t .1 I tflH TlAT
ent case have appealed, ana ne n w Ye8 he continued) read,ng presentation ; "my mother thought you
to appear ?- ----- - it ovor and chuckling at its compom- htd come for that.
ittintr of the court. But h
Dlunder the lass. I niuYi fitu
""""""J i! .IT l. tl,l,t ol.O m.iat
If She S "0n A SUPP""" ""v. ...un.
I write .ngiisu lor au jurgjisu pi"
who my, .m """"f fHa laid theDanei down.) "Poor attain."
her-and if be be, py in l-oi i luuu ,ta. but I can't to. She
JS jrTZ you know. I must go to London about my
mm k vu r my lawsuit again. I might send Frank, tisement
cuardian as much as him, and if tne ' B,. haro . ii a tVia
No," said 1 "I come from Eng
land to see you, and then to go back
not take her,
nothing, Mr. Unwin.
Would you go for me? You would.
vaallv anil trnlv. ln lietter than I
should. She thinks she .would like to
see me and speak to me, but she
wouldn't. She seems to be very ill
1 l.
r i ii 1 1 .! l. nan UUli X ICftllJ
lass would rawer ome i . yuv. fi, , mditativeW.
V' T 1 iui alu-illt. F"cr - '
I Cfl BliUll I UV.., a, rtf.,,r.
I drew his attention back to the ur-
irent necessity of doing something in
her father's case; had he anything to
Wen, now ,iei me uiiuk, . ,,, I aim thinks herself.
...... ail n 1 rh,i I I .jv,..-. 7
. w ",'J,pp0' "AT- 7; 11" poor woman-and to speak to people
night-late, you think, very late-w P .
I'til. 1 A,,.. nnmr 1M n y -- - J CJ -
Ills mue uuriiimuuruu mi Sh will lifcn to hear vnn :
J T""" " she alwdys liked clergymen; she liked
ill It IU UO - uioiKTUiaii.
He turned elowly to the fire, took up
.1 . I 1 f .. 1 1 l.v.l A.i tltn
hrnT!lwl aAes from the bottom of . the grate,
the L-d! but there is!" he exclaimed, . . .
turning ana catcmng nom OI u.y .u,. - ft d
' .
hand; he pulls out h handkerchiet to
blow his nose, or hi
know the time, as 1
lane, and so he drops that ticket. It's
near one o'clock, may be, and there's
Kightm tn- ww. compelling him to ask Unwell whether
comes bv the pond, he sees th light ,i ;., tua ua i10,i
looked bewildered. I took from
pocket a copy of the Times adver-
. and handed it to ner. ai
expression of her face changed ;
nale before, it became paler now, and
her eves seemed to dilate, as with
But you," said she, "are not Em
manuel Steinhardt? Perhaps, how
nver " she made haste to add, "you are
hia srin? lie married. 1 Know. i
shook my head.
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I am no re at ion at Jill to tlerr
Steinhardt. Very likely that will ex
nlflin who I am" and I gave her
Steinhardt's letter.
She was moved when she saw the
handwriting. She read the letter
through eagerly. It was short, l could
"He thinks I am ill, and in want of
mnnev of his monevl . Ach! This
will not do! You must go away sir!
Trtt Last camping ground.
Bla we revisit the lmt camping ground
nf our "Uiy" who once wure tUe blue;
Tbey hear not our coming, w sweetly tuey
leey . ...
Xeath the sod, the suusnlne, ana new.
The utt waves ot Lethe have swept ok
their dreams
And borne recognition away;
They rest like their comrades who leu on
the held
Conteut with the work of the day.
Tney hear not the low muffled sound of the
Or the Sonus we slag In their praise;
hey see not the standard by loving bauds
In mo rv of loiiff-oherlslied davs.
So pride or ambition Is mused in the hearts
That quailed not while roes were yei seeu;
Their hist buttle Is fought the victory won,
Their Inurek, are still tresu anu green.
No more shall they hear the reveille
Or the tattoo scud forth Its good night;
he glad news of victory spread. ug inrougn
And thrilling each soul with delight.
Sleep on, noble heroes! and sweet be your
i?n,'iti..n too never will be:
The banner you fought for In triumph still
O'er our land ot the brave and the free.
There are srnres upon which no tear drops
Will fill I,
Where many He friendless alone.
et n'.ne are neglected, each grave has a
No henil-h mrtl Is lettered "Unknown."
Each I'fe had a mission and bravely 'twas
With soli-It both loyal and true;
When fie lust trumpet shall sound God
will not forget
Our brave "boys" who once wore the blue.
that burns all night in old Jaques's cot-
tai?fil iBirlev alwavs pronounced the
name 'Jakes.') "Th' owd chap seldom
is put to bed; he usually sits or lies up
in that chair of his all night and all
Aav. Paul wan ave fond o' th' old
rhan: now does he lift latch and go in.
inot. to ha v liow-de-do.'' or does he
think it is too late, and he'd best go on
anrl spa what Steinhardt's up to? If
we could only get th' old chap to speak
and tell usJ"
for all he bad gained since then he had
not paid too great a price?
"Well," said he, manifestly shaking
somethinst off, and turning to me,
what do you say, Mr. Unwin.' 1 will,
of course, pay your expenses, and you
will take Emilie a letter from me, and
(To b continued)
Had a
Hard Tim finding a Good Suit ot
Clothti in (lit Family.
'Talk about hard luck running in
money I daresay she means she needs families," siiid the Brooklyn reporter
It is not necessary to detail how we
finally succeeded, after five days of
hard labor, under the direction ot a
physician, in getting old Jaques to un
derstand what we wanted to know,
namelv. whether his nephew, Paul I
croix, had visited him on the night of
thn lHth of March. 1882. We did suo
ceed, however, in not only getting him
I am much obliged to you, Mr
Steinhardt." said I, "but
Oh," said he, "it is I will be
oblieed. but of course that does not
It is so unexpected," I continued;
I mieht have added, "and extraordi'
"Well, yes; I iareeay it is. Hut you
know what the Frenchman says about
the unexpected."
Let me consider it for a day; and
if I decide to go I shall be ready to set
out at once."
Oh. ves: consider it, and consult
you do not go
l...!- !,!;.- vour irienas. i u ii you uu
nr. lanlv imd nobody will go.
puu.u.0 . - . :mrnfi(iifltolv fPom
J'7H W vssj s.fcv -
a package of Birley, and stated at once the
tes from the dinary offer I had received,
month and a "Gp, lad," said he; "it w
him to
ill be a
had left for the Jaques
Paris papers bearing date
A.L i... iL. 1 ii 4.U Af mentis
nTeJto this rfW w .TgBri P" y '
.uUm.n !, ),H snfricientlv recov- woman, oi uuurso,
ered the use of his right arm to sign
his name legibly.
The anxiety and excitement of those
five days had been so great for me that
for some little time I was almost pros
trated. I need scarce say that 1 was
at the city hall to a reporter fc a New
York Daner. "Wbv. we get it in
"For instance, when I was told that
I would have to handle some ot the
functions connected witli the reception
of Prince Henry, I dug out my evening
clothes, for which I had found no use
for several weeks. A (amijy oi neaitny
mice had niade such havoc with the
coat that it was no longer tit to wear
"Savs I to myself, I II step around
and . borrow my brother's suit.' My
hrother looked pained when I an
nonnced the object of my visit.
" 'I'm real sorry, old man,' he eaid
'but I'm afraid I can't accommodate
vou. iou Fee. i lei a menu nave ii,
few weeks auo and he nasn i reiurneu
'"What's the matter with asking
him to return it?' I said.
"'Well, the fact is, said my
hrother. 'the poor chap died before he
had a chance to send it back and n
folks, not knowing that the suit was
borrowed one, buried him in it.
of course, would rather see
somebody f fom 'Manuol than only get a
letter from him
I hesitated ; I did not desire a holt
day then, even on the Continent wheie
I had never been, but at the same time
some change was becoming necessary
;il Dtnnrj cuv if " "u I . , I'll luni nrrjreniii
much encouraaed by our success With -"D'uo,"' V , , babv arrived there was much discussion
among the members of the family as to
Naming the Child.
Now, neefsarily, when the new
Jacmes: U
for some purpose.
I have been finding
ery uwii, u i noi , . .1 .i-
baulked uc"'" " "
n I 1 1
SI Knell uouiaraiiuii. nHuomwutwi wuito, .1 1. a . in, ...
by Birley and myself, securely locked Usked me only to get me out of the way
Dy uirieyu y , j purpose. I think lie suspects
away in my ucbk, iuid oiwuw .....w
t rrmlated me to, immediate iuriner
... .1 1 ,i,...i. i,i more
acuon, aim, 1 i v "Y. ... I ,t,nA -.. tht mnttar?" anhMl
have, had I hot been still eaten up witn . , , , , , T .
,."a..,. t what it tiA Birley. "Look here, my lad; I know
SS end 'of.ll thi; 1 away about Louise Now it
L hope of taking her from the fears ZTL welf Bo a
and dangers that hung about ner, 01 tMn iiitnrn
. 1 . . . 1 .. .;fnT 1 manual a uAin-tiovi, wu..,u ., ...
navinff ner as n v very own. my wnci . .
whta if this hope was being
while I was thus busy? The mere
thoueht of such a contingency was
enough to bring my fabri of careful
evidence regarding the Lacroix mystery
to noueht. If I could only discover
where she was! and that she still
thought of me, as I fondly believed she
had done a little while she was yet in
Timperley! still refused to yield to
the cajoleries and threats 01 hteinnaidi,
and honed I would deliver her I But I
had no news, and I was devoured witn
No news except the confirmation
from Birley that she was not with Mrs,
Steinhardt. He had written to his
what her name should be.
We will call her 'Geraldina,'
said the fond mother.
Whv not call her 'Esmeralda?'
asked the first grandmother. "I saw
that name in a story once, and always
wanted to try it on a baby.
"Oh," murmured the second grand
mother, that "would never do. Let
us call her 'Fanchon.' "
"But don't you think 'Eltessa' is
pretty name, and so odd, too?" put
one of the aunts.
"Excuse me, ladies," ventured the
poor father, who hat near by, but you
seem to forget that we are trying
find a name for a human being, and
not for a 5-cent cigar."
You see, at the same time as you are
awav. he is awav. too. iranx must,
come back to the works, and there will
be no reason for keeping Louise at
Blackpool. Take my word for it, he'll
briim her home: I shall manage to
see her, and if she claims my protec
tion as her other guardian, I ;shall tak
her home with me, and when he comes
hark he can't ta' her from me. iton t
you see, lad?"
I admitted the force ot ttie reasons
he urged, and all next day (which was
Sunday) turned them over. My going
might certainly be to Louise s advant'
aire and to my own. Lven it -Mein
W 1, I. I 1.1 v Tlnu. I
. . . . . .. i tT..: .J nurai urouini, ner uun w Jimr")
jwier wqu.r,.,g .uu.. su onlv for a visit of a few days, there
W an werea 10 ,- ',d mlflu.ient opportunity for Bir
isieinnarai naa reasuu iur buuijusiub , , n
she was In Blackpool, but at what ad- ,11": , r JfT, " LT. ,H of the sending and
1 1 . LI1B UllltJI liniiu. HIT 1 iic-M w aw v w.. . , . .
dress sue com u not, say. 1 , ,,,,, ,ui .1
I entreated Birley to go to Blackpool " " " , T
nJ if ha vuuuiko. 6 ""vl
v - v , .... - I , . . I ... . t
Meinnarui uuer
Old Bill's Last
Memorial Day.
(IHT did he give you. Bill?"
"A hundred dollnrs."
"And you're crying about It!
Why, fellows, look here. A man made
rich for two minutes' work, and he's ac
tually snivelling over his good luck!"
You don't understand!" quavered old
Bill Brad.lock.
Maybe he's thinking of the royal treat
he'll set up tot the hoys to-night nil day
to-morrow, too, Bill. It s a hoiiiiiiy. '
Old Bil! Braddot k's head went lower.
Down dropped his hammer all of a sudden.
'I'm not feeling very well, hoys," he
muttered utisltcailily. "I gi'ss I'll have
to go home." ,
The scene was a building half-ereeteu,
the actors several working.ncu engaged
upon the same.
Ten minutes previous every man In
the place had looked up in startled dis
may, as down the street came tearing a
team of horses attached to a carriage.
In its seat, wildly shrieking and clinging
to the side of the swinging vehicle, was
child of 10, and she looked death in the
It was a moment calling for prompt
ness, for heroism. Into the Dreacn step
ped old Bill Brnchloek.
A leap from a window ten feet up, a
spring to the road, aud then his horri
fied fellow workingmen Saw two beings
in peril instead of one.
They shuddered as, clutching at the
necks of the freniied steeds, old Bill
was whipped like a plaything under their
feet. Still he held on. Twice, thrice it
seemed that he must he shaken loose un
der the grinding hoofs, but he clung
manfully, and, thirty yards from the deep
gravel pit in the course, menacing sure
destruction, the horses were brought to
When his companion workers came up
Bill was limp as a rag. A mint was over
bis eyes, for Lis exertions had not been
light. Then he was conscious that a
crowd surrounded him. He heard such
words as "splendid fellow!" "hero!" and
a trembling hand shook his own, while
Its owner blessed him for saving his
child, and pressed something crisp into
the pocket of his leathern work apron.
Bill's arm was wrenched and he had re
ceived one or two bad blows from the
, v
... . . . . 1 ,
a whole flock of memories or me uajs
when he was a better man.
That handshake of a great general had
made Bill thrill as it took him buck to the
proud hour when, before a whole army,
a greater gcnernl had puonciy coiuineuci
the list who would stand a ghost of a
show beside an "army nurse."
Smoking Compartments for Women
On the Continent smoking Is growing
o rabidly in favor among the fair sex
ed his heroism in saving the day for his J tliat on some of the Belgian railroads
jnioklng compartments are to be pro
vided exclusively for women What
has particularly served to bring the
matter before the officials' notice Is an
Incident that recently occurred when
a young woman entered one of the car
riages on the southern railroad reserv
3d for ladles, and In a few minutes af
ter the train had started from Brussels
lit a cigarette and began to smoke it
Whereupon the other women In the
compartment became very Indignant,
threatening to eonipluln to the guard as
soon as the train stopped. "I am In a
carriage reserved for Indies," observed
the smoker blandly, "and I am not
aware of any law which prohibits la
dles from smoking." When the train
stopped, the guard was Informed of the
proceedings, but was loath to interfere,
and the result was that when the wom
an smoker arrived nt her destination,
she consulted a lawyer, who has now
by an action In court raised the Inter
esting question: Should railroad com
panies be compelled to provide separate
smoking cars for women who wish to
smoke while they are traveling? Some
of the compnnles, however, appear to
have taken time by the forelock and
stand ready to meet this new want
country. ',
Well, it was nil over now all except
the lonely graves in Belleville cemetery
the little neglected mound where his hero
brother lay.
Poor old Bill's soul was struggling
from its shell. All his braver, gentler
life had come back to him, and he groped
iu darkness. He regarded the wasted
years sadlyA He felt like the sin-sick
prodigal "I will arise and go to my fath
er." But the prodigal had a home in distant
view, while poor old Hill had none. And
so, through the long afternoon, the think
er struggled. But the kiss kept his heart
tender, and the general's handshake made
him remember he had once been a man.
At dusk he stole from the 'house, a
mighty resolve in his heart; for one tw-'n-ty-four
hours, at least, for one solemn
Memorial Pay, no liquor should pass his
lips he would comuiune with his better
He looked like a new man, arrayed in
the neat undress uniform of the Grand
Army, and he carried a wreath of flow
ers under his arm as he struck out from
town, two hours later.
His companions found no boon fellow
awaiting them that night.
Bill was traversing the rond to Belle
view alone with his soul and God.
The freshness of flowers, of soft
zephyrs, of happy insect life was all
about him. A holy heaven full of stars
twinkled peace into his starving heart.
And -lie marched forward with new
thoughts and grand thoughts, as he had
once marched at Gettysburg, at Chau
cellorsville, at Manasses Gap.
Forward, march! he had been a good
soldier then.
Forward, march! some stirring voice
seemed to tell him he was a braver man
to-night, tramp, tramp, tramping it away
The Tremendoua Waate in Forty Years
on the Cascade Uange.
The report of tbe examination of the
"Cascade Range and Ashland Forest
Reserves and Adjacent Regions," by
J. B. Lelberg, Is a part of the twenty
first annual report of the Uulted States
Geological Survey, and Is edited by
Henry "Gannett, geographer.
The region discussed In this report
Is In Southern Oregon.' It contains
nearly 8,000 square miles, 4,G70,300
acres, comprising the central and up
per areas of Rogue and Kluuiath river
basins and a small part of the water
shed of the upper South Umpqua river
and is divided into two nearly equal
portions by the main range of the Cua-
The eastern and western slopes have
many dissimilar characteristics, the
country dropping on the west in long
spurs to the valley of the Rogue river
and on the east In steeper declivities
to the Klamath lakes ' and the great
plains stretching eastward from them.
The mean elevation Is 0,000 feet The
character of the Cascade range Is vol
canic, the cones and peaks being of
different ages, and extinct craters
abounding among them, the one con
taining the famous Crater lake.
The Ashland foreBt reserve consists
of Siskiyou peak, or Ashland Butte,
nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, and
contains over 22,000 acres. The ob
ject of this reserve l to maintain the
velume and purity of Ashland creek,
the water supply of the town of Ash
land. The Siskiyou mountain range
forms a connecting link between the
Coast range and the Cascades.
In this region the same general con
ditions prevail as in the Mount Rai
nier reserve. The crest ot the range
forms a dividing line between two
widely differing sets of forest condi
tions. Upon the west, with an ample
rainfall, the forests are fairly dense
and the undergrowth luxuriant Upon
the east, where more arid conditions
prevail, the forests are open, with no
Fires have widely ravaged this re
gion, says the New York Post. Of the
forested area examined. In round num
bers 3,000,000 acres, Lelberg estimates
that 2,075,000 acres or 09.90 per cent
are fire marked; and that of this fire-
marked area, 587,000 acres are badly
burned. That is to say, within the
last forty years, ettlement clearings
not included. 7,000,000,000 feet of mer
chantable mill timber baa been de
stroyed by fire.
Succesnor to E. L. Smith,
Oldest Established House in the valley )
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots and Shoes,
Flour and Feed, etc.
This old-established house will con
tinue to pay cash for all its gods; it
pays no rent; it employs a clerk, but
does not have to divide with a partner.
All dividends are made with rustomers
in the way of reasonable prices.
Posts, Etc.
Foroo of Example.
The Tsar of Russia has the love of
simplicity and a habit of It In his own
daily life. A certain lieutenant iu St,
Petersburg who was in a chronic state
of poverty was one day seen riding In
a street car. The other officers of the
regiment considered this an insult to
the uniform. They, were furious, and
Wlrtltu Telegraphy.
It seems that as vet the speed at
which the Hertzian currents of wire
less telegraphy move has not been de
termined. Marconi says he thinks
they travel about the same speed as
light, 186,000 miles a second. There
fore, should Marconi be able, as he pro
fesses to believe he will be", to send a
message around the world, it would
occupy in transmission approximately
one-eighth of a second, and the clicks
receiving instru
ments would be almost simultaneous.
to endeavor to
snare the time. Birt he needed no en
treatv. for he himself was also becom
inn anxious about her.
"I mun spare the time,' said he
"and I mun go and find her. It's, of
couree. no use asking 'Manuel where
she is."
But before he had arranged to set
out. something occurred which obviated
the necessity of going, and produced re
sults of a more remarkable sort; and
this I must proceed to relate
As I have already indicated, my ex
perience of the way in which such evi
dence as I had regarding Lacrolx's fate
V .1 1 1 1
had rattier come w me man oeen iouuu
by me tended to make me what I may
call "a waiter upon Providence.' I
conceived I may say, I was convinced
I should best attain further result,
be a
suggestion of
So on Monday morning I called on
Steinhardt and said I was ready to set
out at once, and in the afternoon I
was whirling through beautiful JJerby-
shire on my way to London and the
Continent. I could not forbear feeling
something like delight at the change
from terrible Timperley to these bright
... , 1 . 1 1
scenes altnougn 1 scarcely anew wnerr
I was journeying, or for what. Could
I then have guessed what strange things
I would hear when I reached the to me
unknown city of Basel on the Rhine,
could I have guessed that I was being
hurried along by the Divine Vengeance,
that I was not so much deputed by
Steinhardt to see Emilie Haas as by
ihat Overruling Power who was 1111
' rllins that man on to his doom, what
eviueii i, - , , , . . ,i
i nave oiteii wuiiuuiru buico, nuum
bv keeping myself open to
more than l.y ranging .001 ana r.cK- 1)een 1 WM be along
ing m brain in search of it. All fear . 6 , , . ,,
. : 41... ... ...;mot wuii rusn MU J
iwilljj 10 rrov uin wui cajtci imu. uj-u .
!.! n.i.Fl.t tiava fatal CT nn. "alnf
toward results ( he was now more alert The first night of my journey I rest
tl.n Ai-n mriA 4 fan 11 On 1 1 V Q ui P1 in ed ill London
writing, fot "the girl"), I had betoken (BaWs) in Great Queen street, where
myself to a former habit, and every Mr. uacron nau uv......u.j
dav almost went into town to the free his visits to London, but I found notn.
llbrwv to lead. Sometimes I read a
book, and sometimes the newspapers,
I was thus occupied one afternoon
with The Times. I turned with a enri
osity which was half listless to the
"agony column," and my attention
was at once arrested by this:
ia England. Emile Haas in Basel Fend
this. Though you me have forgjtten I
not yon. I am in very much trouble
and fear from you, many times since
first, now asain. Come to me, come,
before the 'Too late' must be gewrit
ten." (A Basel address was ap
pended.) Was it not natural that I should at
once think this was addrnssed to the
Emmanuel Steinhardt I knew? There
might be others of the name In Eng
land, but surelv no other to whom the
implication, which I read betreen the
lines of this advertisement, of broken
faith with a woman would so well ap
ply. And she seemed in urgent dis
tress; she begged him to go to her. It
was scarcely probable, I thought, that
Steinhardt would see it; he read little
of newspaper literature, I knew, and
his usual paper was the local daily.
What, then? In spite of my ab
horrence of him, and my wish to avoid
him, should I not, ir the woman's
take, inform him of this? I pondered
this idea all the rest. ,f the day. until
the evening, when I tot k it to Birley.
ing of consequence,
I was wretched, cold and hungry,
when, about 7 o'clock in the morning
of the third dav, I left the train at
Basel. I permitted myself to be taken
to a hotel, where I ordered breaktast.
After partaking of which I revived, and
began to thuik of the errand on wnicn
1 had come.
Since my arrival I had been uncer
tainly UBing French and German, and
I had been answered in either language
(I found later that in the hotel, at
least, I might as well use my native
Emrlish): but on inquiring my way
from the Lndwigstrasse to the obscure
street I sought, I had to draw exclus
ively uoon nav stock of German. I dis
covered that Fraulein Emilie Haas
lived in one of a row of old tall houses
(not unlike tome of those in the city of
Edinburgh), with little windows in tne
steep grey roofs, which gave the im
pression of eyes with sleepy, heary
lids. Up and up the bare stairs of tbe
honse I stenoed. till I think I was on
the fourth floor at any rate, I was
hiih as I could climb. I knocked at
th door of a humble "apartment" of
two rooms, and an old wrinkled woman
mieared. I inouired in German for
Fraulein Haas, and was informed she
was from home, "giving her daily let-
sons." he was noi. men, 111 r un
no. she was not ill she was well.
asked when the would be at borne, and
Offended by Senator Lodge.
Members of the Somerset club, an
aristocratic and famous organization of
Boston, are much put out because
United States Senator Lodge has fitted
up some nearby buildings as stores.
These are part of an estate which the
senator's mother occupied until the
time of her death. . In one of the
houses Mr. Lodge was born, which fact
makes bis conduct all the more flagrant
in his townsmen's eyes.
Knew How to Take Froudc.
The late historian, Samuel Rawson
Gardiner, used to say of Fronde:
Whenever I find myself particularly
Dernlexed on any point I look to see
what Fronde has to say about it. 1 at
ways find his help invaluale, for I can
trust implicitly in his unfailing ia
Btinct at arriving at false conclusions
and the more positive he becomes the
safer I feet in adopting a diametrically
nppoiste view."
About "Max 0'RelL"
That most genial of philosophers,
Max O Rell," celebrated his 54th
birthday on March 2. This year ia an
interesting one in his life, for it is the
30th, anniversary of his going to Eng
land as the corresponent of certain
French papers. It is an interesting
charasteric of .his career that all his
works, which were first published in
France, have been translated into Eng
lish by his wife.
Tolttol Not Alraid of Death,
A Russian journalist relates regard
ing Tolstoi and his recent illness that
when the doctor told him that be was
out of danger, he replied: "It ia a
nitv to give up the resignation at the
thought of death." What troubled
him particularly during his illness was
that his physician would not allow the
windows to be kept open.
For Coronation Presents.
King Edward has ordered the execu
tion of 100 medallion portraits of him
self. These, richly mounted, are in
tended for presentation to distinguished!
guests at the coronation, including the
leading representatives of the colonies
and India. His majesty is being spe
cially photographed for the purpose.
Art Occuykd by Indiana.
In IS90 the are of the national do
main occupied .by Indians aggregated
116,000,000 acres; today it aggregates
85,000,000 acres, which it about at
much land as we ba in the ttotet of
Ohio, Indiana and lilinoia.
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carriage pole on the head, and he was
confused, hut as a face like that of
an angel, aureoled with golden hair, look
ed into his own, and a pair of soft, young
arms encircled his neck, and a childish
voice whispered tearful thanks and a
pair of sweet, fresh lips pressed his brons
ed cheek, he seemed to thrill back into
a life where tenderness had ruled Instead
of the reckless riot of late wasted years.
He heard some one say that he had
saved the life of the only darling child of
some prominent general, on his way to
lead the memorial exercises of the fol
lowing morning at Belleview, the next
town. Then he was led by his friends
back to the building.
"Sort of dazed by his shaking up."
commented one of these, as Bill left hia
work. "He'll be tt the corners to-night,
though. A liberal fellow of the right
aort is old Bill Braddock, and he'll just
outdo himself with a hundred dollar bill
In his pocket. Mark my words."
Yes. "a liberal fellow" had old Bill
Braddock been til hia life, and that was
why at sixty-eight he was without a
home, working harder than ever, aud
draining the dregs of life.
Of "the right sort," surely, for he had
not hesitated to risk his own life to save
that of an imperilled human being.
Everybody knew old Bill. He had come
back from the war with a record. How
proudly for ten years had he been a f-
n iliar figure about the village, obscuring
that record by giving all the credit of
this deed and that effort in battle to hia
Then hia brother died, and his wife
followed, and a few years later, the gen
tie. v. itching little golden-haired fairy,
their child, and then old Bill's poor, lone
ly heart broke, and be went to the dogs.
as the saying is.
"She ki.-sed meT
That was what old Bill Braddock was
whispering snftly to himself, in the
wretched boarding-house room be called
home, all the rest of that afternoon.
A spell was on the man. While his
friends were discussing how he was rest
ing np to put in all that evening and all
the ensuing holiday in a "right royal cel
ebration" on the hundred dollars, far dif
ferent ideas were battling in the mind for
so many years daied with sorrow sod
benumbed with drink.
That childish kisa bad unlocked a door
in the past bad let into the knxly soul
from reckless companions, into an atmos
phere of pure and holy thoughts.
"Oh, papa! what a beautiful wreath on
this tittle grave!"
"And someone lying beside It:
Early In the morning the general and
his daughter had come to the cemetery,
to find the first wreath placed on the
grave of old Bill Braddock's brother.
"It ia a man how still he lies. 1'apa,
Is he-dead?"
The old general turned the prostrate
form. The child ottered a sharp, half
frightened cry. .
"It is the man oh, papa!" she choked
up "it is the man who saved my life!"
The general lifted his hat In reverence,
hia daughter clung to his side with . eyes
brimming with tears.
They could not help but read the story
true, for they had taken pains to learn
much of the veteran since the night be
fore. "He is dead," spoke the general softly,
"but oh, what a happy face!"
God's aweet morning dew was across
It. the smile of God's benison of for
giveness and peace seemed to-ilhiminate
it. Tfce. spirit of old Bill Braddock that
had walked with the angela through the
silent night, had gone humbly, pleadingly,
repentantly Into the presence of the great
Captsin, Just ts the solemn bells were
ringing in a new Memorial Day.
Davenport Bros.
Lumber Co.
Have opened an office in Hood River.
Call and get prices and leave orders,
which will be promptly filk-d.
Regulator Line
Regulator and Dalles City
Between The Dalles and Portland
Daily Except Sunday.
Leave Dalles 7A.M.
Arrive Portland ......4 P. M.
Leave Portland 7 A. M.
Arrive Dulles 5 P. M.
The Wartime I'oiform.
All enlisted wen wore the blouse for
fatigue dress. It is descrihsd in the reg
ulations as "a sack coat of dark blue
flannel, extending half way down the
thigh and made loose, four buttons down
the front." The trousers were -of sky
blue cloth, those for mounted men being
"re-enforced," snd the overcoat was sky
bine, tbe color of the trousers, the cspe
of the cavalry coming down to the cost
enff. Th capes of the infantry great
coat only came down to the elbow.
informed the culprit that he might take
his choice between sending In bis pa
pers and being cashiered. The unlucky
young man chose the former alterna
Before he bad time to act upon It,
however, the tsar heard of the affair,
and without a moment's delay donned
his uniform of colouel of the regiment
In question. He sauntered out of his
nalace, hailed a car, and rode down
to the barracks. He asked to have
the officers assembled, and when they
were before hlm, he addressed them
"Gentlemen, I have Just ridden from
the palace in a tram, and I wish to
know if I am to send In my papers.
I presume I have disgraced my uni
form." "Sire," said the major, nervously,
"your majesty could never do that."
"Then," replied the tsar, with a
smile, "as I have not degraded my
uniform, Lieutenant D. has not degrad
ed his. He will retain bis commission
In this regiment, even if, like me, he
dares to ride in a tram."
There are ns many different dialects
spoken in China as In Europe.
China raises and consumes more
ducks than any other country In the
Titanium Is the hardest metnl. It
looks like copper, but will scratch rock
It takes 2,800 silk worms to make a
pound of silk, and these worms eat lfkl
pounds of leaves before they spin their
dn Santa Clnra, Cal., there Is a church
constructed from the wood of a single
oak tree. The building Is thirty feet
wide and seventy feet deep, yet when
Its,, construction was completed 1,200
feet of lumber remains unused.
Many of the fruits and vegetables
now eaten In England were almost un
known to our forefathers.1 Not until
Henry VHI.'a time were either raspber
rles or strawberries or cherries grown
In England, and we do not read of the
turnip, cauliflower and quince being
cultivated before the sixteenth century,
or the carrot before the seventeenth
century. ,
The Belgian consul general at Chi
cago has made 4 report on the magni
tude of the commerce of cereals there.
from which the following figures are
extracted. It Is not every American
who realizes the enormous business
done. In the first place, the flour Is
expressed In terms of wheat by calling
one barrel of flour he equivalent of
Ave bushels of wheat The figures of
arrivals show that 321,000,000 bushels
of grain were received In the last sta
tlstlcal year. Wheat in bulk was re
ceived to tbe amount of 31,000,000 bush
els, and maize to the amount of 134,-000,000.
Few people have any Idea of the enor
mity of the Insurance business of the
United States. It not only exceeds that
of any other country, but Is twice as
great as that of all the rest of the world
combined. At the present time tbere is
In the United States about $12,000,000,
000 of life Insurance In force, Including
assessment business. This means over
$100 for every man, woman and child
In the country, or $S00 for every family.
The annual risks written by the fire
Insurance companies are estimated at
$20,000,000,000, which Is $250 per cap
ita, or $1,250 per family. Thus It will be
seen that every family In the country
on an average has Insurance assets of
over $2,000.
Leave Hood River (down) at 8 :30 A. M.
Arrive Hood Biver (up) at 3:30 P.M.
General Agent.
White Collar Line
Portland -Astoria Route
Daily round trips except Sunday.
Leaves Portland 7:00 A. M
Leaves Astoria 7:l P. M
Through Portland connection with Steamer
Nahcotta from llwaco and Long Beach points.
White Collar Line tickets Interchangeable
1th O. R. & N. Co. and V. T. Co. tickets.
TheDalles-Portland Route
Dally trips except Sunday.
Sir. "TAHOMA."
Leaves Portland, Mon., Wed., Frl 7:00 A. M
Leaves The Dalles, Tuei., Thuri. Sat, 7:1)0 A. M
Leaves Portland, Tuei., Thu., Sat 7 :00 A. M.
Leaves The Dalles Mon., Wed., Frl 7 :U0 A. M.
Landing and office: Foot Alder Street. Both
phones Main D61. Portland, Oregon.
JOHN M. FILLOON -.The Dalles, Ot
A. J. TAYLOR Astoria, Or
i 1 LUt'KEY ..Hood River, Or
WOLFORD A WYER8 White Kalmon, Wanh
1. C. WYATT Vancouver, Wash
R. B. OILBRETH Lyle. Wash
JOHN M. T()TTON..... Stevenson, Wash
HENRY OLM8TED. Carson, Wish
WM. BUTLER Huthjr, Wash
Portland, Oregon
Easily Done.
When a traveler In the Grand Duchy
of Baden,-Germany, wants to send a
telegram while he It In the train he
writes the message on a postcard with
the request that It be wired, puts on a
stamp and drops it into tbe train letter
box. At the next station tbe box is
cleared and the message sent out
The Army Nnrse.
If the brave lads, now grown gray and
grim, who braved the bsttle's perils snd
lived throagh months of hospital experi
ence could have their way about it, every
woman who ever set foot inside the hos
pital doors with a view to comforting
snd administering to the sick would be
canonised to-day. There isn't a stint in
The wormwood plant Is a native of
Europe, growing wild In most parts of
the continent Tbe plant was known to
tbe ancients, and Is extensively used
In many parts of Germany In tbe man
ufacture of beer, to Impart a bitter fla
vor to the liquor, thus taking the place,
to some extent, of hops. All parts of
the wormwood plant are bitter. Tbe
French drink tuOn as absinth ts a
preparation of the wormwood.
Very few men dote on other men's
A Kansas Octogenarian.
Squire L. D. Chaddon, of Wellington,
Kan., who celebrated his eighty-fourth
birthday recently, when a boy used to
go Into the woods after squirrels with
Roscoe Conkllng. He chewed tobacco
for half a century, and then quit He
Bnds his pipe a comfort He never
took a drink of red liquor at a bar.
After sixty years of married life, Mrs.
Chaddon still does all her own house
work, except the family washing, aud
the squire says he has to read the riot
act once In a while to head her off from
doing that
English Signs 1st Japan.
Here are some curious English signs
In tbe windows of shops In Japan: "The
all ccuti tries boot and shoe small or fine
wares." "Old curios." "Horseshoe
mt-ker Instruct by French horse leech."
"Cut hair shop." "If you wtnt tell
watch, I will buy. If you want buy
watch, I wll sell Tea, tlr, we will, all
will. Come at my thop. Watch
maker." "Hatter native country.
"Antematlc of nausea marina." "The
house build for the manufacture of all
and best kinds of hats and caps."
Telegraph Pole In China,
Of the teiegrapnic poles set up at
Feng-Tal and Chung Usiang In Chihil
by the Japanese after tbe capture of
Peking by tbe allies, more than thirty
at the former pldce and no less than '
ten at tbe Utter place have been wan-
I tonly cut off or otherwise destroyed by
the natives.
Met Their Match.
Clarence Well, were your friends,
Mrs. Hobba and Mrs. Dobbs, congen
ial? Ciara Oh, Clarence, each found an
opportunity to tell me that tbe other
was the biggest talker she had ever
met Detroit Free Press.
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VHo tLilSo tii Mo
Shorj Line
AND Union Pacific
naeaT TI"E MMEDULEI Aaaivs
PEFA,T forllsnd, Of. '"
Chicago Salt lake, Denver, 4:30p.m.
Portland Ft. Worlh.Omaha,
Special Kansas l ily. St.
9:tX. m. l,fiit,ClilcsgoRnd
via Eait.
At'antld Walla Walla Urn it- 1: 10 a.m.
Express toii,H"kaue,Mln
8:60 p.m. neaxilli,Ht. Paul,
via Duliith. Mllwau- .
Huntington. kee,Chlcago.tEat
fit. Ph1 Bait Lake, Denver, 7:00a.m.
Fatt Mall Ft. Worlh.Omaha,
tils p. m. Kanvai city, Ht.
via Louis.Cak'aguaiid
Spokane East.
ISO p.m. all sailing dates' 4:00 p. a.
subject to change
For San Franclco
bail tttrj Oaf a
Dally Cahrmsla ti 00 p.m.
El. Sunday tlaamra. II. Sunaaf
s ou o at.
taiurda? To astnrla and Way
Hi:UV p. as. Landings.
I lli n WllisaieHs ajtor. 4:30 p.m.
Hon., Wad. W ater permitting, ki. suadar
and FrL Urrfos Clijr, hw.
br(, Halaia, Imle-
rtndance, Corral
is and War Laod
Ings. lot am. Wlnasivitt sad Vast- SSOp.m
Vara., Thar. xu attars. Mob., Wl
and Sat. Water permuting. and frl.
Oreson CUT, Kar
tell. 4 aj Laud
ing. Lt. RIpaDs tasks llnsr. L I-awiiton
4.0a a. m. 7 uu a. an.
Honda jr.
Geoaral Paaaasger agaut, Portland, Or.
, X. BOAR, A (ant. H RlTar.