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About The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 1, 1903)
I The Contrabandist;
II OR " THE ff
gfOneLiffe's Secret! El
A week after bif arrival at the chateau,
Loult stood, one morning, on the terrace
with his fair cousin, Helen Moutaubun,
and evidently prepared for a stroll in
search of amusement, judging from the
fun and sketch book he carried.
"Away so early, LouisV" asked Made
"Even so, Helen. I am going forspend
an hour in converse with Dame Nature,
whom I have so sadly neglected since 1
came here, that I scarcely dare look her
lit the face. An hour, and perhaps two;
1b proportion to the variety of the enter
tainment which I find."
"Then, If that ia the case," returned
Helen, in her calm, silver tones "If that
is the case, we shall hardly see you again
till night fall. You will find no luck of
amusement, as you may declare yourself,
if you have not forgotten your former
visits hither; though they have been few
enough, I confess."
"O, I know there is no neighborhood
more beautiful than this in the country,"
responded Louis. "But as for extending
my wanderings to the borders of the
plght, that would not be quite to my
fancy. I shall be back here before noon
tide." "That Is well. And pray, Louis," she
added, with impressible earnestness
"pray do not go too deep Into the forest.
Remember your adventure there not sev
en days since."
Lightly ha touched his lips to her fair
hand, and, turning, descended the sloping
path that wound Irregularly down the
A slight blush rose to her beautiful
rheek, as her glance followed, for an in
stant's space, the handsome figure of the
young count; and it deepened when he
looked back, and seeing her still stand
ing there, waved his hand to her. Hast
ily she left the spot, and re-entering the
chateau, seated herself in the saloon by
a window, at her embroidery. Here, put
ting the drapery aside, she could observe
the receding figure of her cousin while
pursuing, with slow and thoughtful fin
gers, her favorite employment, until
Louis had disappeared from sight, and
there was no outward attraction to break
the rose-hued thread of meditation that
wove itself in and out among the cluster
ing buds and leaves expanding into life
under her magic touch. The marquis was
In the library among his books, lost to
the exterior world, and wrapt In learned
lore. Helen had no companion save her
own meditations; but they were sufficient
entertainment for one like her.
Louis continued to follow the main road
leading from the chateau past the vil
lage, and onward to where it reached the
forest, branching off Into two distinct
paths, one of which wound on through
tht forest, and the other skirted it to the
left. His morning's work was before
him. Turning bis attention to the beau
ties of the quiet scenery about him, Louis
paused now and then along the path, to
add some charming sketch to the collec
tion of fine drawings in his book, remem
bering his cousin's peculiar taste, and se
lecting such points as he knew would best
please her. And wandering alowly still,
he came at last within sight of the little
dwelling of his pretty friend Itose.
, Then Louis thought of the wish which
he had expressed to her. The cottage
was at a distance yet; he wished to gain
a mora distinct view of it. I'erhups he
should discover Rose herself seated at the
door, and his scene already laid out for
He hastened forward. The turn in the
path was soon reached, and the half-hidden
cottage was in full sight now; and
yes, there sat Rose at the door, working
with her needle. He paused a moment
to contemplate the scene. This little
cottage, or farm house, so rude and plain
In exterior, yet discovered to him through
that open doorway, where the morning
un shone in so softly, one of the prettiest
pictures in the world. Itose was looking
so lovely that IjOMs hastened to com
mence his sketch. Yet a nearer view
waa needed; and, silently as possible, he
moved forward, so as to trace her fea
tures distinctly, and at the same time to
avoid disturbing her. Rapidly, and with
e grace and vividness of touch that did
justice to its present subject, Louis work
ed. It wss the loveliest picture he had
attempted that day, and he enjoyed it.
Not many minutes was he in completing
It, and then ne advanced with a quiet
step np the pathway to the door.
Hut Rose Lamonte was as busy with
her thoughts as with her needle, and she
did not hear the approaching footstep. It
waa not nntil the shadow of the young
man's form fell across the sill that she
was aroused from her reverie. She looked
np then, and started with some slight sur
prise on beholding the count. Immedi
ately recovering herself, however, she
welcomed him with a smile and hastened
to offer him a seat
He accepted It, and sat down near her.
He had met Rose but twice before; yet It
waa In such circumstances that the awk
wardness and constraint of first acquaint
ance was in a measure unknown to them,
and It was the easiest thing in the world
to fall Into conversation now. He almost
forgot that their acquaintance waa of so
recent a date. Indeed.
"Where is your father, Rose, this morn
ing?' he asked, at first. "I hoped to see
"I am sorry he la not here, monsieur,"
returned the young girl. "But he went
to the forest, something more than an
hour ago, to gather roots for me, and I
do not know how soon he will come back.
I suppose that monsieur le marquis and
Mademoselle Helen are well to-day?"
"Quite well, Rose. You have not been
np to the chateau since last week, I
"No. I do not think I have stayed
away from there for so many days to
gether In all the years since we came
here. It seems a atrange thing to in
quire after them," said Rose, looking np.
"My nncle and Helen were mentioning
It yesterdsy," rejoined Louis. "They in
tend sending for yon to-morrow."
"O, I will not trouble them so far as
to do that," responded the young girl.
I do not need any one to come for me
now, because I can come alone quite as
well. Will yon be ao good aa to tell
Mademoiselle Helen that I will come to
"I will do o certainly," answered
Louie. "But where, then, la that trou
blesome cousin of yours Haa he gone
"Tea, monsieur. I hope we ahall never
eee him again." ahe said, with t alight
shudder of aversion. "My father spoke
very sharply to him, and sent him to'
place a great way from here. I do not
know what place It was; my father did
not tell me. But he says Gasparde shall
ever corns back until he learns to be lees
"What t relief that la, Boca-la It notf'
said Louis, with a amile. "But this aub
ject is not a pleasant one Is it? Sup
pose I try to banish from your memory,
for the present, the image of this wicked
man, and we will talk of something rath
er pleasanter. Tell me who and what
this is, my little friend."
He had opened his portfolio and now,
as he spoke, passed to her the sketch
which be bad taken fifteen minutes pre
viously. She looked at It, and bright smile
shone iu her hazel eyes.
"Monsieur." she said, "it Is my own lit
tle home. How faithfully you have
sketched It! There is the mignonette on
the sill; and my pretty cat, asleep by the
box, in the sunshine; and one edge of
the book-case, which you can see witnin,
and which bangs close beside the win
dow. You must, then, have drawn this
before I saw you before I heard you
pomini lust now."
"Yes exactly; before you saw me. But
there Is something, Rase, which, you
seem to consider of less consequence than
your cat and the mignonette, since you do
not mention It. I wouder if you have
observed it. Who is it that sits by the
door sewiug? My cousin Helen?
"No. monsieur; it is not your cousin,
You did not mean it for Mademoiselle
Montaubuu. It is, I think, Rose La'
"You are right. It is Rose Lamonte.
Well, Rose, I took this without your
knowledge, therefore, I suppose I should
ask your permission to retain It. But I
do not anticipate a refusal. I do not
know that I shall heed it, if one is given
"In that case, monsieur," returned the
young girl, smiling at his frankness "in
that case, it would be useless either to
give or withhold permission. It is yours,
however, by right, monsieur."
"Then I will keep it. And now, since
the morning Is nearly gone, I think I can
stay no longer. I should like to see your
father, Rose; but since be does not come,
I must wait until another time."
"I am sure he would like to see you,"
said Rose. "And now I think of it; he
bade me thank you, in his name, if I
should meet you again, for your interfer
ence in my behalf the other day."
"I was glad that I happened to be
near, to chastise the scoundrel," respond
ed Louis; "and I shall be well satisfied
if the lesson proved to be one of lasting
And bidding the young girl adieu, he
turned from the spot to retrace his home
"How pretty she is, how Innocent, how
childlike, how charming!" said Louis,
mentally. "One cannot but be attracted
towards her." He walked on, meditating
as he went.
"And so that ruffian, Gasparde, Is
gone," he said, again. "Good! It will
be worse for him if he comes into the
neighborhood, and attempts to molest her
aguln. Poor little Rose little forest
Suddenly he heard a merry voice whist
ling some light air, at a distance. It
aroused him from his reverie. Looking
up, he beheld a man approaching him,
who was then, perhaps, fifty yards from
him. This man, as soon as Louis lifted
his head, suddenly broke off the lively
air with which he had been amusing him
self, and seemed to regard our hero earn
estly. Then as suddenly he recommenc
ed whistling, fixed his glance In turn up
on the earth, and, with head slightly
"Who can it be?" thought the count.
"He seems to recognize me. And it
strikes me that he is endeavoring to con
ceal his features."
And such, truly, appeared to be the
case. Yet it was no one whom Louis re
membered to have seen before. This man
was dressed In the garb usual to the peas
ants of the country, in stature of about
medium rank, and proportionate size. His
features were partially concealed, as he
held his head down. But Louis, as he
came nearer, was more curious to behold
them than he would have been If the man
had not endeavored, with such evident
studiousness, to pass unuoticed.
As they approached closer to each oth
er, the young count caught a glimpse of
those features. He started, with an in
voluntary exclamation, and stopping
short, laid his hand on the man's arm.
"My friend." he said, "yon will oblige
me by pausing one moment. I desire to
speak with yon."
What If it should be a mistake after
all? But no! The man stopped at this
quiet, yet peremptory summons, ceased
whistling, and taking off his large hat,
looked Louis in the face, saying, respect
fully: "I see it is useless, monsieur le compte.
You are determined to know me."
"Your own fault your own fault,"
laughed the count, with an air of good
humor. For, in this person, he recog
nised the one who had appeared to him
In the forest on the night of that memora
ble attack, to warn and arm him against
the approaching danger of the way. The
face, well marked by the assistance of the
lightning then, had been carefully remem
"But how Is It that yon know me to
well, monsieur?" asked the man. "I
scarcely Imagined that yon would."
"Yon mnst be sensible, my good
friend," returned the count, "that neither
the place, persona nor occasion were
those liable to be easily forgotten. A
man eeldom meets such doaen times in
the course of his life. Did I not tell yon
that I should remember yon?"
"Jnst so, monsieur. 8till "
"But I do not often forget facet, espe
cially those met with in times of danger.
Tours I kept for the remembrance ef past
deeds, and the score of future reckon
COUNT LOUIS ON A SKITCHIJO BXCUB
I . ,
ing. But yoxt apeak as though yon had
wished me to forget It."
"I was not over-desirous that yon
should remember it," answered the man.
"And why not? You are not sorry for
helping me, I trust?"
"No, monsieur; nor unable or unwilling
either, for that matter, to help you again,
if you should need help. And, my faith!
but I am afraid you will need aid most
sorely, if things prosper as they have be
gun," he added, in a lower and half-musing
"What do yon mean?" queried the
count, not a little puzzled.
"What do I mean, monsieur? Why,
the fact is, it would be hard to tell. How
do I know what is to happen?"
"What was that muttering for, then?
What is your name? Tell me that It
cannot harm you."
"It Is Jacques Leroux, monsieur."
"Jacquea Leroux! well, I shall remem
ber now. But come, ait down on this
bank by the roadside a moment. 1 wish
to talk with you."
"Very well, monsieur. Only I warn
you, you must not ask too many ques
tions. It Is enough that I was Inclined
to help you that night. You must not
Inquire too closely into the why and
wherefore of the secrecy."
"Let me ask what I please, Jacques.
You are not forced to answer. If you do
not like. In the first place, then, how did
you come to know all about the affair In
which I was engaged?"
"That, monsieur, Is one of the questions
which I must decline to answer,"
"Why did you conceive so great an in
terest in me a stranger?"
"That I cannot tell, unless it was be
cause I liked your appearance."
"You bad seen me before, then?"
"I had seen you before, monsieur,"
"It would do you no good to know."
"You are cool, Jacques. I see I shall
gain no satisfaction from you. But, at
least, let me know to what part of the
country you belong, and whether I shall
ever see you after this."
"I am not conscious of belonging any
where in particular, monsieur, though one
may be apt to see me most generally In
this direction. I dare say we ahall meet
very often, if you remain at the chateau
"You spoke of my needing assistance
at a future day. Do you think it probable
that I shall?"
"I do not say. One may very often
need help, you know; especially when
one has enemies. The old fable of the
lion and the mouse Is aa useful to-day as
ever It was."
"Where are my enemies? Who are
"You know best, monsieur, whether you
have gained the ill-will of any one."
"You mean but no! What ahould you
know concerning that? You "
"I mean, monsieur, to speak In so many
plain words, that ugly cousin of pretty
Rose Lamonte Gasparde. I should
hardly dare to utter his name aloud, but
I know that he is not within earshot by
a long way."
"You do know, then, that he la my en
emy?" "As far as jealousy can make him, mon
sieur. And though be is away now, It
doea not follow that be may not barm
you some day. He did not fancy your
treatment of him the other day. But
now, monsieur, I have lingered here long
enough. I am going to see Hugh La
monte." "Ah!" exclaimed the count; "then you
"Yes, monsieur. I help him sometimes,
In his garden. He wanta me this morn
ing." The young count pursued his way,
thinking, with aome curiosity, and not a
little perplexity, of hie new acquaint
ance. "That accounts for It," he said to him
self. "He learned the story from Hugh,
I suppose, or overheard something. But
I wonder how he became acquainted with
the danger which was awaiting me that
night? However, I suppose I must not
trouble myself about It."
And Jacques pursued his route to the
dwelling of Hugh Lamonte of his chief.
For though Louis had no suspicion of It
at present, this man waa concerned,
though In no very Important degree, with
the very gang who had sent out men to
waylay him In the forest. This was the
secret of bis knowledge respecting their
(To be continued.)
The Gam-Chewing Cow.
A farmer In Knox County, Maine,
has been saying mean things about a
Rockland shipmaster, and Opinion re
ports a few. Quoth the farmer: "If I
bad a hired man that made such a
piece of work as he did about that cow
of his, I'd send him off!
"Why, he bought a cow of a man
down my way; good critter nothin' the
matter with her. But It seemB the cap
tain's wife one day thought the milk
tasted funny, and suggested that
p'r'aps she'd been eatln' spruce boughs;
said the milk tasted like spruce. And
what does he do but go out in the pas
ture to watch the cow, to see what she
"The cow was layln down, chewln'
her cud, and he went along and run his
finger In her mouth to see what she
was entiu'. Then he was mad. He put
a rope on the cow, and started off with
"'Where are you goln' with the
cow? says a neighbor.
" 'Coin' to take her back to the feller
that sold her to me. He's cheated me,
and I won't stand It!
"The man wanted to know what was
the matter, and he went on to tell
about It 'She wasn't eatln' boughs,'
he says, 'she was chewing gum; that's
what's the matter with the milk and
makes It taste like spruce. And,' he
says, that ain't all. She's so addicted
to the habit that she's worn all her
teeth out. She ain't got an upper tooth
In her head. Back she goes, quick I
"Of course the man told him that It
was all nonsense; that cows never had
no upper teeth. But he didn't believe
a word of It, and went on and had a
tnrnal row with the man that sold him
the cow. Guess he was never satis
fied about it"
A Ryetem of Carlos.
Ascum Mr. Beetem tells me he al
ways gets his groceries In big lota.
Says be finds It more economical.
Sands (the grocer) O! he knows how
Ascum But how can that be econ
omical? The more he gets the more
he has to pay for.
Sajkls You don't know him. The
more he gets the more he doesn't pay
for. Philadelphia Press.
N Pro It la It,
She He'i quite a rising younx au
thor. He goes In for realism, yon
Ha Yes; bat be hasn't realired on
hla writings to any extent Philadel
LET US ALL LAUGH.
JOKES FROM THE PENS OF VA
RIOUS HUMORISTS, ..
Pleasant Incident Occurring the
World Over-8a yinga that Are Cheer
ful to Old or Young-Funny Selec
tions that You Will Enjoy.
"Henrr." whlstwed the bride of two
hours, "you don't regret marrying me,
"No, darling," replied Henry. "Not
The train sped on, and she was hap
py for another five minutes.
A Little Buae.
Mrs. WItherly I bought this rug for
the baby to play on.
Witherly-Well, don't let her know it.
Do In a HI Rhere.
Angry Father Young man, you are
sitting up too late with my daugh
ter. Last night I heard you kissing
Caperton Well, sir, some one has
Willie Wlnterman And so you won't
Mamie Montana Why, how perfect
ly ridiculous you are, Willie, Why,
you're nothing but an American.
Why It Tasted Bitter.
A physician had occasion to prescribe
quinine to a patient, an elderly lady
who was not used to modern ways of
administering med-lclne. The quinine
was ordered In capsules twelve, each
containing four grains. About a week
later the doctor was called to attend a
daughter of the old lady, and he no
ticed what he supposed were the qui
nine capsules he had prescribed. Turn
ing to the mother, he asked why she
had not taken the medicine.
"Sure, doctor, do you mean that bit
ter powder? Yea, I took It but had
hard work getting It out of those little
glass things It was put up in." Phila
"Why, how rumpled your shirt waist
"Dear me! and it has only just been
Edith was quite as self-possessed as
ever. But St. John colored deeply.
the Knew HI in.
He When did you begin to suspect
I was In love with you?
She The day you told me I could
have anything I wanted on the bill of
Important to Young Men.
A girl would rather have a half
pound of 40-cent candy In a fancy box
with a red ribbon round It than a
pound of 80-cent candy In a paper bag.
A Common Affliction,
"How's he fixed?"
"Oh, be baa the usual strawberry ap
petite and prune Income." Puck.
Would Fix It.
J w .f
Miss Matilda Your company Is dis
tasteful to me. -
Corporal Pin head Then I'll resign
from it I don't Ilk being a soldier,
Vera Hitone Will you keep your
promise and resign from your club just
as soon as I become your wife?
Cal U. Mette I'll have to. Couldn't
afford both, yon know.
Pete Dey tell me dat bully was al
ways coming around here looking for
scraps. Did yo accommodate him?
8am Should say so. Ah bit aim
wld a bowl ob hash.
The Maz Baa Thin
"Polehunter talks about making aa
Arctic trip In aa automobile."
"Why, he couldn't reach the pole
"No, but he could come back and
tell how he didn't"
BahlnC the Bcanee.
Sweet Blna-er The traxedlan aara In
coming through the Rockies oa a train
last winter he couldn't see out of the
Soubrette Terrible snowstorm, I
Sweet Singer Box car, more likely.
kail la Bight,
Count Vacua Ah. eet seema aat ae
rich American girls are getting scarcer
ana scarcer for oa.
Count Dodo Tm monsieur, all
'get-rich-quick' concerns are receiving
hard blows in America.
- 1 "'JJL " ":"
Time to Run,
Sandy Why are yer running so fast.
Cinders Dere's a lynchln' mob be
Sandy Dey don't want to lynch yer,
Cinders No, but dey want dls
clothes-line I'm wearln as suspenders
fer de rope.
Scheme That Failed.
"Bay," exclaimed the man In a
hoarse whisper, as he met his wife at
the depot, "didn't I telegraph you not
to bring your mother?"
"Tee," answered she, "but she open
ed the message and Insisted on comina-
along to Investigate." Chicago Dally
A Chang f Opinion.
"So they named a cigar after you?"
"Yea," answered the sporting man,
In a dubious tone.
"Quite a compliment"
"I thought so till I smoked one of
the cigars. Then I concluded It was a
He Miss Elderlelgb certainly has a
very expressive face.
She Yes, Indeed. It's the very best
money can buy.
Oa of Many.
Rubberton Did Jones die without a
Dr. Quackem No, Indeed. He died
very much against his will..
Terrible to Contemplate.
LoMontt I see some one has Invent
ed a projectile In the shape of a cigar
that will annihilate an army.
LaMoyne You don't sayl I bet If
they made It In the shape of a racing
automobile It would kill twice as
Quit Another Blatter.
"Before I give you my answer," said
the fluffy-haired summer girl, "I would
like to know if you are In a position
to krep me In the style to which I have
always been accustomed."
"If the styles don't change too often
I am," replied the wise youth. "Other
wise the odds are In favor of my going
A Severe Test,
Her Father (protestlngly) You wish
to marry my daughter, eh? Why, she
has only just graduated!
Suitor (magnanimously) I know IU
And yet I love her! Puck.
Stout Man-Hullo! You look as If
you had been riding on a barrel.
Bow-Legged Man You look aa If you
had swallowed one.
He Waa Rude Han.
"John," said the young wife who
prides herself on being sensible right
up to the limit, "just notice how easy
fitting my new shoes are."
"Yes, I see," answered John.
"And John," she continued, "do yoq
know wby I always get my shoes so
"Oh," replied the un gallant other
half of the sketch, "I suppose it's be
cause you have such big feet"
Her Only Camment.
"Nevertheless, my dear," said the
masculine portion of the combine,
"there are a number of men In the
world who are my mental Inferiors."
"John," rejoined the wife of his
bosom as she looked him square In the
eye , "you were always a confirmed
Ont at Flrat.
"Sir," began the young man, "I came
to ask your daughter's hand In mar
riage. I feel that I am not worthy of
her, but "
"Young man," Interrupted the stern
parent, 4 1 fully agree wl;h you on that
point, and there Is nothing further to
be said on the subject. Good-evening,
First Housewife Some days I undo
about everything the servant does,
Second Housewife Gracious! How
do you dare?
Mahoole Ain't yes th' wan that
towld me Direr to dhrink wather wld
Physician Yes, sir.
Mahoole Thin 01 hov a molnd to
murtber ye. 01 dhrank boiled wather
awn almoet burned me mouth off.
People Eat Leaa Bread.
"Well, how's business?" asked a re
porter of a wholesale flour agent
"You would be surprised," he re
plied, "to know that In the time of
general prosperity we are selling leu
flour than tn hard times. From 1898
to 1895 I sold more flour tham ever be
fore or sine. Business la thriving In
many lines, but the country Is too pros
perous for the flour men and the bak
ers." 'Why la It? Simply because the peo
ple have money enough to buy other
things than bread. When the country
la hard np people get along on bread
as the staple ef the table. Now they
use the fancy cereals, breakfast foods.
can use more meat and vegetablee and
generally expand their diet, which, of
course, lessens the demand for bread."
Power Used In Piano-Playing.
One playing on the piano the music
for three songs exerts enough force to
raise 1,000 pounds.
Many of man's mistakes are the re
sult of his letting desire get a strangle
hold oa duty.
TRIAL OF A SPELLBINDER
Must Be Prepared for Interrnpttoae
aad Beady to Make Hla rolni.
"There Is no man who needs to have
such quick wit as the stump speak
er," said a member of the District bar
who dabbled In politics out In Ohio a
good deal before he came to Washing
ton to take a government Job, and
eventually to practice law. "The law
yer may claim that he Is the one who
has the monopoly on presence of mind
while he la speaking, but, for me, just
give me one of those veteran poli
ticians who spends two months every
year or so trying to get votes. Some
times it Is a story and at other times
an evasive answer that will quiet the
crowd, but a man must always have
his wits with him.
"I think I take more pride In one
little reply I once made to an In
terruption than In anything I ever did
In my whole life. I was sent one
evening out to a precinct that was the
stronghold of the enemy. The meet
ing was held In the schoolbouse, and
the building was crowded, mainly w ith
people opposed to us. In addition to
the Issues of the campaign a hot local
fight was on, and charges of a grave
and, I regret to say, accurate charac
ter had been filed against one of the
candidates on our ticket The charge
had appeared tn a little two-by-four
sheet. that was conducted In the Inter
ests of the Vpposltlon.
"I got tip and started In on my
speech. Of course I was Interrupted,
but I paid little attention to these
pleasantries, for they all come In a
spellbinder's life. Finally an Intelligent-looking
old farmer' arose and re
spectfully begged to be allowed to ask
a question. The request was so cour
teously made that for a moment I was
off my guard, and I said as pleasantly
as possible: 'Certainly.'
" 'How about those charges against
Sheriff Smith f be Inquired with an air
of triumph, as he excitedly waved a
copy of the paper In which they were
printed. I was struck speechless. Two
things were against me. I was young
and easily disturbed, and the charges
were true, and I could not refute them.
The old gentleman saw my plight, and
pressed bis advantage, repeating the
question and shaking the paper In my
face. It all came to me like a flash.
'"Great Lord!' I exclaimed, in a
voice of thunder. 'Do you mean to
say that you, a reputable man, read
"That was enough. The sheet was
disreputable, and the old man hung
his head sheepishly for a second, and
the crowd, seeing his embarrassment,
hooted him until he sat down.
"I finished my speech In triumph,
and think I made some votes that
night but I did not breathe easily un
til I was tn the carriage and started
BORROW A SEAMAN'S GARB.
Mend lean te Who Overrun England
Dressed la Sailor' Raiment,
In England there Is a class of men
dicants who are known to the thieves
generally as "turnpike sailors." The
term Is used to denote a beggar mas
querading In mariner's garb. Among
the Westex peasants, whose vocabu
lary, If limited, Is singularly effective,
It bears a racier meaning, Thus they
designate a particular class of "trav
eling folk" who roam the country from
place to place as a sailor roams the
sea. The name might well be applied
to the whole nomad tribe tinkers,
hawkers, gipsies, Itinerant showmen
and the like but for some reason or
other It Is confined to the tramp prop
er, the seedy, out-at-elbows individual
who Is to be seen slouching along the
high road or begging from door to door
in the villages.
Sometimes he Is alone. More often
a friend of his own degree keeps him
company. Occasionally a depressed
looking wife and ragged children strag
gle at bis heels. He tolls not neither
does he spin. He "pay no rent," as
an aggrieved householder remarked to
the present writer, and be seldom puts
Into port for longer than a night at a
time unless compelled by circum
stances beyond his coutrol, when he
is lodged In a spacious mansion, Is
boarded gratis and Is provided with
the "Job" which he professes to be
always anxiously seeking and seldom
manages to find. As a rule, he sleeps
"rough" In the open, that Is or In
any convenient shed, except when the
state of his finances permits him the
luxury of the tramps' lodging house,
which, on the evidence of a country
policeman, Is "the noisiest drunken-
nest" he bad almost said "the Jol
Hest" place in the town.
Left as Willing Slaves.
Although slavery In the United
States has long been abolished, there
are still some reminders of the Instl-
utlon In the south. It Is doubtful If
the emancipation proclamation of
President Lincoln altogether abolished
the Idea In the minds of some good
old southern families. This was clear
ly demonstrated by the will of an
aged woman who died recently In
southern Maryland. Before the war
there had been many slaves In the
family, and at the time of her death
three old black mammies still remain
ed of the once largo number. Her
goodness to her old servants was re
paid by a lifetime of devotion. They
swore never to leave her, and she In
turn kept faith with them.
During her last illness she made a
will dividing all her goods and chat
tels equally between three daughters.
Each of her children got a barrel of
pork, a cow, ten bushels of wheat and
a third of the corn meal and poultry on
the old homestead Then came this
paragraph, eliminating, of course, the
names of the daughters:
To my daughter I leave Aunt
Mlmt; to my daughter I leave
Aunt Jennie; to my daughter I
leave Aunt Sal lie. I ask each of my
daughters to take care of the old ser
vant bequeathed to her until the death
of said servant"
Each of these old mammies consid
ers that she Is as much the property
of the daughter to whom she war
bequeathed" as If this last will and
testament had been made In ante-beV
um daya, and no amount of "freedom
talk would Induce them to assert thel
independence, so strong Is their affe
Ion for the family.
GEO. P. CROWELL,
fiicreior to E. U Smith,
Oldest Established ileus in In valley.
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots and Shoes,
Flour and Feed, etc.
This old-established house will con
tinue to pay cash for all its goods; it
pays no rent; it employs a clerk, but
does not have to divide with a partner.
All dividends are made with customers
in the way of reasonable prices.
Have opened an office in Hood River.
Call and get prices and leave orders,
which will be promptly filled.
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PORTLAND AND THE DALLES ROUTE
All Way Landings.
"BAll.F.Y GATZERT" "DAIXES CITY"
Connecting at Lyle, Waah., with
Colombia River & Northern Railway Co.
Wahkeaena. Daly, Centervllle, Goldendale and
all Klickitat Valley points.
Steamers leave Portland dally (except bun
day) 7 a. m., connecting with C. R. 4 N. trams
at Lyle 6: r p. m. for Uoldendale, arrives The
Dallea 6:SU p. m.
steamer leaves The Dalles daily (except Sun
day) 7 :Su a m.
C. R. SN. tralna leaving Ooldendale 6:16 a.
m. connects with this steamer for Portland, ar
riving 1'ortland 6 p. m.
Steamer Metlako plvlng between Cascade
Looks and The Dallea, leavea Cascade Locks
dally (except Sunday) 8 a. m.. arrlvea The
Dallea li:Ha. m. I eaves The Dalles 8 p. m., ar
rives Cascade Locka 6 p. in.
The ateamer.Bailey Oatzert leavea Portland 7
a. in. Tuesdays Thursdays and Saturdaya;
leavea The Dallea 7 a. m. Mondays, Wednesdaya
and Fridaya. Round trip tlcketa between these
points M cents. Hood on Steamer "Bailey
Gauert" only, affording an excellent opportu- '
uity to view the magnllicent scenery of the
Excellent meals aerved on all ateamers. Fine
accommodations for teams and wagons.
For detailed Information of rates, berth res
ervations, connections, etc., write or call on
nearest agent. rl. C. Campbell,
Uen. otiice, Portland, Or. Manager.
Beele & Morse Agents, Hood River, Or.
and union Pacific
DEMIT TIHE SCHEDULES
" Portland, Or. Aaaive
Chicago Ban Lake, Denver, 4:80 p. m.
Portland Ft. Vtorth.Omaha,
Special Kansas City, St.
I'.liOa. m. Louta,Chicagoand
Atlantic St. Paul Faat Mall. 10:80 a. m.
fit. Paul Atlantic Express. 7:86a.m.
S:90 p. m.
PORTLAND TO CHICAGO
No Change of Cars.
Lowest Rates. Quickest Time.
OCEAN AND RIVER SCHEDULE
All aalllng dates
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For San Francisco
bail every a days
Iv.U) p. m.
To Attorlsand Way
t a m
8 80 p. m.
Tuea , Thu
Sal. dence, Corvallla
ana way landings.
i 80 p.m.
Oregon City, Dayton
au way laooinga.
Lv. KIparta tasks Iber.
4 Ota. an. f
Daily except Rlparla le Uwlaton
8 a. at.
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Central Faaatofar Ataat. Ponlaal.Oe.
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