The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, July 21, 1904, Image 10

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CHAPTER XIV. (Continued.)
No sleep visited bet wear eyes rat"
km after midnight, -she hi o unhap
py and so unnerved by ill the vnt of
the last twenty-four hour, nd again and
again he prayed that all Dlgbt go wen,
and nothing terrible result Iroin the low
of that dreadful knife.
Rising with the alarm of the usual
bell that rani to awaken the household
the Door irlrl azaln commenced to review
the problem that had preeented Iteelf to
be worked out the night before, uuce sue
aaked the question:
Should she worry Sir Reginald by tell
ing him the accident that had befallen
her, or should ahe notT
Before deciding positively, ehe resolv
ed to uav the corridor a morning visit,
and by listening, ttudy out, If all
eoine on as nsunl.
'Hi Is resolve she Instantly carried Into
effect. Turning once more from her
room, down the corridor, she placed her
ear close to the panel, and listened in
tently to hear If any movement could he
diecovered within the concealed room.
All waa still! Not the faintest mo
tion wss perceptible; therefore, feeling
greatly relieved, she returned, quite sure
thst all must be well, and firmly rlvl
to say nothing of what bud happened,
and while keeping silent endeavor to
drive the entire circumstsuce from her
own mind, and so be at peace.
Ths day passed on as usual, and when
night brought her to the shelves, she ouce
more found to her satisfaction alienee
reigning, and felt that now, Indeed, all
was right. Poor Ethel! Blie little knew
the fearful consequences yet to eusuo
from her first blunder.
The third aftornoon had arrived, and
nothing had transpired to lead her to
apprehend the least trouble from that un
fortunate occurrence. Hhe hsd, therefore,
regained the courage she had lust, and
was fast driving the entire clrcuinstHUce
from her mind.
This afternoon Sir Reginald had ex
pressed a wlsti for music, therefore slit)
had brought her guitar to his bedside,
and had sung several ballads for bis
"I think," at length he snld, interrupt
ing her, "that It grows cloudy. I'loase
look out and tell nie If a shower Is ap
proaching." Ethel arose at his bidding, and after
examining the sky returned, saying, as
(he resumed her seat:
"There Is, indeed. A very black cloud
la lying In the west, which foretells a
hard shower."
"Then put aside your Instrument and
draw close to me, as 1 have some pri
vate Instructions to give you In regard
to a sew work to be done to-night. Are
we entirely alone?"
"We are. Mrs. Fredon left the room
to prepare you some nourishment, and
your wife and niece are In the grounds,"
replied Kthel, tretuhling, ahe knew not
"Then listen Inteutly to my Instruc
tions. If that storm rsges about hnlf
past nine or ten o'clock to-night, you
must visit the Haunted Tower and put in
motion mine machinery I have erected
"O. Sir Reginald," murmured the
shrinking listener, "please do not ask tliut
ef me."
"You Just attend to my ordera, and do
what I tell you to do. Never dure (lis
puts my will."
The baronet then proceeded to give
minute directions for the lighting of each
light, and also for the movements of
the frightful and hideous Image there
concealed. At its conclusion be remark
"Do you think you understand every
particular of the work 1 now require to
be doner
"I do," replied Ethel; "hut, sir,
soul revolts from the whole thing.
consider It a wicked deception, and 1 beg
you to excuse me from undertaking It.
"Who cares what you think about It!
No one asked your opinion. Ho It you
hall, so do not dare to utter another
word against It."
"Sir Reginald, I have faithfully per
formed your wishes In regard to feeding
the inimal, whose life you vulue so high
ly, knowing that to preserve the life of
even the least of God's creatures Is
duty, but I can see no possible necessity
for driving to Impose upon the credulity
of the Inhabitants of tills quiet place.
"That, I tell you, Is my business and
not youra," was the angry reply. "You
re here almply to attend to my work
nd I have well paid you for doing so."
I know that; but surely I am at lib
rty to point out an error in your wishes
nd Judgment. Sir Reginald, this thing
that you ask me to do is wrong, and I
entreat you to carry It no f tin her. You
aay you have done this yourself for twenty-five
years; surely that can answer any
purpose you may have to effect by It.
l'leaae, then, be satisfied, aud let this
thing rest!"
"I tell yon I will not," replied the
baronet, fairly purple from rage; "do
f'ou not see that your obstinacy is throw
n g me into a terrible and Injurious ex
citement? I command you to obey my
wishes. If you dare refuse, you shall
Uav my bouse this night, even though 1
know you have not where to lay your
bead. Do you hear?"
"1 do," murmured the distressed girl.
"Will you obey?"
No answer came, the only reply she
could make being a burst of tears. Mad
dened by her silence (nd sobs, hhe baro
net started up until, leaning upon his el
bow, thing be bad been expressly for
bidden to do, as It would Jar hla hip.
he shook hla fist violently In her face,
while he demanded in fury:
"Will you obey?"
"I Willi" she at last gasped, between
her sobs. Poor girl! seeing his violent
excitement, and remembering her auut's
last charges, she dared not refuse.
"Then see that you do It," he return
ed, more calmly, as he sank back with
groan upon his pillow.
There was bo escape from the dls-
fraceful duty that awaited her. so at
er usual time aha took ths lighted can
dle In her hand and started with tearful
yes to attend t the task before her.
After Dr. Elfenstetn hsd asked per
mission of Sir Reginald Glendenning to
search the Haunted Tower he felt ex
ceedingly puisled over his future course.
RAolved aa he waa to penetrate the mys
tery of that place, he could not under
stand how the thing was to be accom
plish!. In. all hla vlshs to Sir Reginald, al
though reserved In manner, hit (very
nerve bad been on the alert He had
been told that the room occupied by ths
preeeut baronet was the on where Bir
Author of "Roy Russell's Rul,"
"Tim Fashiomabu Motheb," Etc.
Arthur had met hit sad fute. Knowing
this, he fairly studied that room.
Ue noted Its width, height and
breadth; the height of the two window
from the floor, the size of those win
dows, and particularly he noted the one
from which the rope had dangled that
had becu used to lower the body to the
He had several times walked to that
window, as if meditating over his pa
tient's cane, and looked out, surveying
the ground below, and the distance from
it to the lake, which was visible through
the trees.
From the house, which he visited dally
In his professional calling, he often drove
around, examining the stables and out
buildings, aud sometimes slowly went
around the tower to view the rulued part,
and to see If by any means be could ever
effect an entrance.
One liny, it was the one on which
Erhel started for the eventful walk, be
in such a drive noticed a small, well
trodileii pathway leading up to a clump
of bushes, Instantly the thought struck
him that behind those bushes, conceal
ed from view, might be an open passage
to the place, although he felt certain
there was no doorway. The more he
thought of this the uiore he was sure It
luust be the case.
Why that well used path through the
grass If not for some such purpose? Yea;
some human feet were lu the habit of en
tering there, and he resolved to return
to the place, under over of darkness,
and Investigate those bushes. ,
Full of this discovery, and full of houe
that he might yet penetrate to the mys
terious tower, he touched bis horse with
the whip and drove hastily away.
Rut just as he emerged again Into the
ramble, he saw Mire belle Uleudenntng
gaslng at him from an upper window,
and felt inortilled that ahe should have
noticed his ride around the premises, is
conscience whisMred It must speak to
her of a prying nature.
Feeling, however, that It was done,
and could not now be recalled, he passed
on, and proceeded to visit the borne of
several sick persons who needed his ad
vice and assistance.
On hla return It was thst he suddenly
heard a wild shriek of terror, and looking
around, had seen Kthel in that dangerous
situation, while the nearlng train told
of -the death that awaited her. Springing
to the ground, he had rushed to her as
sistance, and had wrenched apart those
tiff fastenings and drawn her from her
After he had left her at the Hall It was
hard to recall hla truant thought to their
proper sphere, but with set teeth and
firm resolve, he plunged into study, and
active work, Id order to be at peace with
The great Buffering of a new patient
even detained him by his side until, after
midnight the second evening, and a third
time bud night folded the earth hfr,r.
relief came to the weary one, and Karle
Elfeiwtelu wus at liberty to puy the
lonely rum the desired cull.
Then u violent storm was raging! This
etorm wus, strungs to say, the first that
bad occurred in the evening sines his
night voew of tlits haunted tower, and
its dancing demon, Just five weeks be
Not wishing to be seen by any of the
inmates, ne mil not venture out until af
ter nine o'clock, Then the wild wiud and
drenching rnm served to retard his imur.
ress so much that It was full quarter to
ten ueiore tie nut the worn pathway
aud crept behind the clump of thick, wet
Diianes, wiipto, oni-e concealed from vie
he paused to light a small dark laiiU-ru
he nun wlaely brought with him.
Ily tlie aid of this he proceeded to ex
amine whnt only seemed a dull, blank
wall. Close inspection, however, reveal
ed a large stone that was loose, which
he easily drew forth, making a clean,
unobstructed passageway, through which
a man could creep, and without hesita
tion in lie went, landing directly upon
an oiu, nut still pnxsaiiie noor.
Lowering his light, he paused to ex
amine this Hint, and found to his sur
prise, wet trucks upon it, that told uluiu
ly that very recent footsteps had passed
111 lit way. Following these, the young
man walked in a direct line across the
building, mi I II he reached a door, which,
upon trying, he Tumid to his chugrlu, se
curoly fastened.
Even while he paused to reflect upon
his next movement, distant footsteps fell
upon Ills enr, Just beyond the door, and
hurriedly lie darted, buck, extinguishing
ins ngiit as he did so.
Just iu tlinn was this movement made,
for a hand unhooked the fastening, open
ed the door, and there, to Ilia unmitigat
ed surprise, stood Ethel Nevergail, the
girl so much the object of his thoughts
since that narrow escape of hers, with a
lighted candle in her baud, peering Into
the darkness beyond.
Had she seen him? he asked himself,
creeping like a thief towards this unfor
tunate house, and hearing his steps, had
she come to warn him away?
No! the thought was absurd, and he
soon saw Wiat she cstue seeking merely
a covered basket, not observed until then,
staiiumg just neyoiiu the door.
How pale she looked, as he viewed for
one moment her sad fairs and yes! sure
ly, those were tears that fell from her
beautiful lniuel eyes upon her cheek.
The sight of those tears caused him to
take one step toward her, but ahe fortu
nately did not see him, but drew to the
door, after in-curing the basket, and he
then beard her little feet Hart down the
Resolved not to lie balked In hla ef
forts to unravel this night one mystery
at leaat. Dr. KlfcuMelu pushed again to
wards the door, and to his joy, It this
time yielded to his touch.
Poor Ethel! tills night for the first
time had been required by Sir Reginald
(ilendenuliig to visit the tower and follow
out directions he gave her In full, for
producing the Illusions that were to terri
fy the unsuspecting public.
In great agitation then, and still weep
ing, she hud proceeded to the fulfillment
of her loatiisome duty, and In her grief
and excitement, for the Drat time forgot
to fasten the door, after possessing her
self of the food.
This forgotfulness accounts for the
entrance of the doctor Into the corridor,
and enabled him to follow her advancing
figure, softly Ui the distance.
Wiping away her tsars, poor Ethel
placed the basket of food and knife upon
the floor, by the entrance of the tower,
aa Sir Reginald had told ber to attend to
the business In that quarter before ad
ministering to the want of the conceal
ed Quadruped,
At last th' weary etepe were climbed,
anud she stood panting on the broad land
ing, just below the upper window of the
place. It waa standing on this landing
that her part of the ghostly work was to
be performed.
Taking then long handled torch, with
which the oolorod lights above were to be
touched In order to light them, she ap
plied the candle to It, and reaching up
toon had every one illuminated raid flam
ing away In the usual unearthly looking
- In doing so she sever observed 'the
tall, silent figure of the man who had
crept after her and now stood in the
hade below, Intently watching her every
The ftuffed form before her waa next
to be attended to. Taking, therefore, the
lamp bom withla the head ah lighted It,
nd putting it back linoat eiclalnwd at
the effect the colored light guvs the eye.
Winding the crang slowly, she saw
that It worked as she supposed it would,
and soon the impish figure waa swung
aloft and stood dancing to and fro, to
the terror and dismay ot all outward be
holder, i
With tear still falling over her pale
cheeks, Ethel stood with her eye fasten
ed above, upon the swaying motion of
that frightful looking image, when her
heart almost stopped within her, and
wild cry burst from her Up M these
worde fell upon her ears:
"Is it possible that this is the occupa
tion of Miss Ethel Nevergail this stormy
Turning, she saw advancing towards
ber, and fully revealed by the lights
above, the form of Dr. Klfensteln.
"Oh, doctor," she wailed, as ah burled
her face in her hands, and buret Into low
obs of sham and dismay, "how cam
you here to wltneaa my disgraceful
Then suddenly remembering ber
charge, and true to the Interests of her
employer, ahe again seized the crank and,
lowering the Image, extinguished that
head lamp, as well aa the others, leaving
everything In darkness but for Che feeble
flare of the one little candle she had plao
d upon the floor. Then turning, ehe
faced her accuser.
"I came, no matter bow; suffice It that
I was determined to unmask this daring
fraud, and so allay the fears of timid
women anal children. Certainly In doing
Clil I never expected to discover that
Mis Nevergail was the prime mover In
this outrageous piece of work!"
Ethel listened to the cold, bard words
In utter despair, then fluttering like
wounded bird to the side of the Indig
nant man, she laid one small, white hand
on his arm, which was shaken off iu dis
dain before she could utter one of the
following words!
It Is the first time I evor did this
thing. Oh, believe me; surely you must
remember that I wa In Liverpool when
you saw that sight, the time when It last
"Yes, that Is true; I had forgotten. But
that doea not ahsolve you from to-night's
ghastly deception," wa tb still cold re
ply. ( To be continued.)
With Skill and Gentleness the Mother
Usee aed the Youngster.
"I waa very much auiused and very
much Instructed recently," said a man
who live In the country, "by the an
tics of a mother squirrel In my section,
and wlillo I have grown up, a I might
ay, among squirrels and cypress
trees, It was a revelation to me. The
iqulrrel bad nested In a low, dumpy
cypres tree close to the edge of a lake,
and the neat wa probably thirty or
forty feet from the ground. The
mother squirrel happened to b In the
tree at the time, although I had no
occasion to notice either the old squir
rel or her young until something trag
ical happened In the family. In some
way oue of the little fellows cram-
bled over the edge of the neat and
fell to the ground. I heard the nolle,
and, looking In the direction of the
sound, I saw the baby qulrrel
squirming around In great agony and
totally unable to get on Its feet. The
mother squirrel ninhed down the side
of the cypress like a streak, and al
most In an Instant she was by the
side of her offspring. She took In the
situation at a glance, and set to work
to get the youngster back In the nest.
Shu switched the body around and
turned It over and then grabbed It
with her teeth Just under the smaller
portion of the back. Instinctively, I
suppose, the young squirrel threw It
nrms around the mother' body, and
after she made sure that the hold
was good she started cautiously hack
to the nest. Blie reached there safely
and I tow no more of the distressed
mother nor the youngster. I was very
much Impressed with the gentleness
and skill she displayed la handling the
Injured bnby squirrel, aud really It
was an Inspiring scene." Th Mall
and Express.
He Could Play,
It I related that a stranger once
entered a cathedral In Sicily and
begged to be allowed to try the organ,
which was new and a very fine Instru
ment that even the orgaulst did not
understand. With some reluctance the
organist allowed the stranger to play,
and aoon the cathedral was filled with
sounds that Its wnlls had never heard
before, As the stranger played, pull
ing out stops never before combined,
and working slowly up to the full or
gan, the cathedral tilled, and It wa
not until a large congregation had
wondered at hi gift that the stranger
told hi name. He wa Dom Lorenzt
Perosl, tho young priest-composer,
whose latest oratorio, "Ijoo," was per
formed at the Htlcnn during the cele
bration of the Pope's Jubilee.
Wauled to See JenVrtion Act,
On several occasions last summer
Joseph Jefferson had with tit iu as a
guide an old colored man, to whom
Inn! reached dimly, and from afar, the
fame of Rip Van Winkle. One day.
when the two were out fishing In a
row boat, he hazarded a few remarks.
"Ross, Is It a circus you are In?"
"Not exactly a circus," said Jeffer
son. "Was, snr. Ye can act, can't ye?"
Mr. Jefferson made a modest reply.
"Well, snr, I never gt to New York,
but I'd powerful like to see ye act,
snr, and I'll give fifty cents If you'li
cut up right now!"
Love In a Newport Cottage.
Tesa-lW May! Jack Mlstry ask.
ed her If she would care to be satisfied
with love lu a cottage with hiiu.
Jest And she refused hlni?
Tec Yea, and the next day sh
discovered the cottnge wa at New
portPhiladelphia Fres.
B iur lou'r wrong; Uwn back up.
-... - :i- L 1 bm&; wn IWK
Br Prat. Wilbur S, Jckmn. Imlrtrtltr of Chic t go.
Th most enlightened sentiment of the present
time regard th school a social Institution. In
making Inquiry, therefore. Into th value of fra
ternity life among th children It 1 necessary to
test It entirely In accordance with It power to
contribute to th welfare of
whol. Th school, being
ha a tight to demand that every Individual con
trfbut the best that 1 In him to th good of all.
In making this contribution It Is perfectly natural that
much should be don through group around certain centers
that have definite Ideal. Th group being formed, the
tchool, however, still has th right to exact th same thing
from them that it does from -tb individual. If, now, the
fraternities and sororities are so contributing, if they are
wielding an influence that 1 tending to blend all the diverse
Interest of th school towards one end, th social uplift of
all, bow doe it happen that in tchool where these societies
exist the class rooms and corridor are thronged with those
who are shivering under the frost of ostracism? Here is a
system, masquerading as euclul, which, at best, 1 Indiffer
ent to the good Influences which great numbers of the pupils
might exert aud, st th worst. It deliberately sets about
preventing the Individual from giving his best to th chooi.
Whether in the fraternity or out of It, there 1 no difference
In principle. Die good that the fraternity seek Is the good
of the small coterie composing it it is
narrow. To assume anything else Is
were really the good of the whole it could not and would
not confine Its membership to a few. It Is essentially aris
tocratic, and it must, therefore, com into direct conflict
with the proper organization of the school, which Is essen
tially democratic.
The spirit of the American parent 1
the fraternity. When one contrasts tha effect upon the
churader of his child that a school will have which Is
broken up Into fraternity faction with the effect which a
training for a similar length of time would have In an
Institution founded upon the principle that govern Hull
House or which dominated the Cook County Normal School,
there la simply but one conclusion possible. The on trains
the pupils at this most teachable period of their live in all
the old social prejudices and traditions that the race 1s
doing Us best to slough off; the other broadens aud deepena
the sympathies; It schools the older In the care of the
younger, and It teaches the younger to trust the older. It
trains the strong to look after the weak, that the strength
of the latter may be more surely conserved. In fine, It
educates Into that broad citizenship which constitute the
true democratic state.
By rrot. James C. Kleratn. M. D., Chicago Po3tfrduatt School.
Since the days of Juvenal satirists have scored
pursuit of speculative wealth as a vice peculiar
to modern time-. The speculator has had his
part, however, In till ages, and forestalling or
monopoly has been a crime against which the
fanatic law-maker bus always launched his legal
bolts In vain. Even the corporation of the swind
ling variety is old. Of the close of the seven
teenth century Macaulay draw the following pic
ture; "An impatience to be rich, a contempt for those slow
but sure gain which are the proper reward of industry, pa
tience, and thrift spread through society. The spirit of the
cogging dicers of white fralrs took possession of the grave
senators of the city, wardens of trades, deputies, aldermen.
It was much easier and much more lucrative to put forth a
lying prospectus announcing a new stock, to persuade ig
norant people that the dividends could not fall short of 20
per cent, and to part with 5,000 of thla Imaginary wealth
for 10,000 solid guineas than to load a ship with a well
chosen curgo for Virginia or the Levant. Every day some
new bubble was puffed into existence, rose buoyant, shone
bright, and was forgotten."
One great barometer of the social pressure resulting
on stock Jobbing Is paretic dementia, or paresis, as It Is
popularly called. While this disorder has probably always
existed, It was first pointed out by the great English neu
When Love comes to my garden
He walks with dainty tread,
The lilies blaze before him,
The moss-rose lifts Its head;
The trim-kept lawns grow greener,
The borders blush with pride,
The buds burst Into blossom
When Love walka by my side.
When Ixive leaves my sad garden
The roses' petals fall.
The Jasmine's scented clusters
Fade, dying, on the walli
The lawns grow dock and thistle,
The paths are rank with weeds,
And all the dainty borders
Are strewn with fallen seeds.
Sweet Love, stay In my garden,
Rest In Its rosy shades,
Bask In its scented sunshine.
Dream In Its leafy glades;
Sing to the strings of pleasure,
Through all life's penlluue;
Make every season summer,
Let every month be June.
-Pall Mall Uazette.
r WAS sitting in certain railroad
If office on evening not very long
mm. when a telcgrapn operator re
lated the following Incident, which I
will try to repeat in uls own woras:
"Speaking about dreams," he said,
"reminds me of a dream that I had
once while I was working at Bricks
burg, on the 0. C. & B. It was the
most remarkable dream I ever had,
and I have no doubt It was the means
of saving a great many lives. But I
will relate the Incident, and you may
then Judge'of that for yourself.
"1 dreamed I was In my office. 'B'g
B'g B'g,' 1 heard the sounder click,
and hastily taking up my pen I open
ed the key, answered the call and re
ceived this order:
" 'Operator;
" 'Flag and hold train seventeen (17)
until train sixty-eight (t8l arrives.
"When I had repeated it back to the
sender and received the signal that
my understanding of It was correct, I
placed th order-book before me on the
table In such a position that the order
could not escape my eye, thus making
It almost Impossible for me to forget
It, even for second.
"Having recorded my understanding
of the order and pronounced It correct,
or 'O. K.,' the train-dispatcher then
sent an order to the conductor and
engineer of train No. 82 to run to
Brtcksburg regardless of train No. 17.
This will show the res)ionslblllty that
rested upon me. If I allowed train
No. 17 to pass my station a collision
would be the almost Inevitable result j
rologist, Willi, In
In countries with
Influence of such
the negroes in
practically unknown
1 due to the fact
equal In commerce
the tchool as a social
Influence of th
social organization,
th commerce of
this arises from th
simply board their
tion, here deal in
breaks down In
tient rarely last
hereditary. It is,
distinctly selfish and
ridiculous, for If it
should be
May of
bly of
against the spirit of
to our
term In
and, more
man, who
found the
maintain or provide
her minor children,
than $100 nor more
child or children.
who com from
with thousands of
grows dim in the
of our country. Isew
supplant the old.
A second class
unuer pressure or
stances that their
about; and so they
sume the duties
A third class
leave tneir famines,
ine rourtn class
children, but who
make no pretense
way in aajusnng
stands for Justice
But you may be sure I did not Intend
to let such a mishap occur.
"But how sleepy I was! Before I
was hardly aware of It I was nodding
In my chair. Seeing the order before
me all the time, however, and know
ing Its awful Importance, I tried hard
to banish sleep from my eyes. I got
up and paced the floor, bathed my
face with water, opened the door and
stood In the cool night air, and then
at length I sat down again and took
up a book to read. I read for some
time, but at bast the words commenced
to dance before my eyes. I roused up
several times with a sudden start to
And that I had lost my place, and had
been almost asleep; my head fell slow
ly forward, my eyes closed, the book
dropped from my bands, and soon I
was asleep.
" Toot toot r
"It was the train. I sprung up with
a start, grasped the safety signal and
allowed it to proceed, and then
'Oh, my Uod! the order!'
'I was wide awake then, and great
drops of perspiration rolled down my
face as I watched the lights of the
swiftly receding train. The engineer
of that train, Tom Watson, wa one
of my best friends, and to know that
be was rushing on to almost certain
death was terrible. ' His home was In
Brlckaburg, aud as th train passed
his house I heard him sound his whis
tle signal to his wife to let her know
that he was 'on time' and all right,
"It Is Impossible for me to explain
the awful horror that I felt, know
ing that I was the cause of what must
soon prove terrible disaster. I could
only wait and watch, almost breath
less, hoping that the engineers might
see each other's headlights In time to
stop their trains.
"A short distance from the station
there was a sharp curve In the track.
and as I looked I saw the headlight of
train t!8 dnsh Into view; beard the
short, sharp whistles for brakes, and
the next Instant came an awful crash.
"Hatless, costless, I left my office
and ran to the wreck, which was soon
all ablaze, and when I reached the
spot I almost fainted nt the horrible
sight that met my view. The engines
were both plied together In a heap,
bright tongues of flame were darting
up toward the sky, while the screams
and groans of the unfortunate pas
sengers were awful to hear.
"Hesitating only for a moment, I
sprang to the rescue of those whom I
could reach and assisted them out of
danger, but I could not stand It long.
To see men, women, and even little
children all crushed and bleeding, and
to hear their cries for help to save
them from the cruel flames, were more
than I could bear, knowing that my
carelessness was the cause of it all.
The river was near at hand, and with
wild scream I ran to the-bridge and
Jumped off. fulling down, down, down,
with "murderer" ringing in my ear.
the seventeenth century. It la found only
a speculative commercial atmosphere. The
an atmosphere 1 excellently shown In
the fact that paretic dementia is far more frequent among
Chicago than those In New York, and
among th negroes in th South. This
that the negro la' Chicago 1 treated as an
and politic and Is thoroughly under the
speculative atmoapber which permeate
th city. The cam influence 1 show
In the undue proportion of paretic dementia among the
Irish, which Is much greater than In New York City. And
Irish In Chicago being much more ad
cuetea to speculation wan those in Kew York. To my
personal knowledge Irish women, who In New York would
money and keep away from all specula
options on wheat and pork.
Not every organism can take paretic dementia In a spec-
ulativ atmosphere since ther must likewise be acquired
predisposing cause, generally what 1 euphemistically
called blood poison, which, whether Innocently acquired or
not, create a tendency to paretic dementia. All other
thing being equal, the man of strong constitution 1 more
likely to be attacked by paretic dementia, since th weaker
nervous prostration. Fortunately, the pa
over four year and th disease is not
however, the danger signal of commercial
Mr Mian P. iw.
who abandon their wive and children
made to answer for their crimes. In
this year the Forty-third General Assem
Illinois passed much needed amendment
abandonment law. Under the old law
the county Jail did not benefit th family
unsatisfactory still, the lazy, shiftless
never did make any pretense at work,
Idle life, with free food and shelter.
entirely to hla liking. Now, any person who shall, with-
out good cause, abandon his wife, and neglect or refuse to
for her; or who shall abandon his or
shall be punished by a fine of not less
than $500, or by Imprisonment in the
county Jail, house of correction, or workhouse not less than
one month nor more than twelve months, or by both such
flu and Imprisonment; and should a fine be Imposed It
may be directed by the court to be paid in whole or In part
to the wife or to the guardian or custodian of the minor
Men who abandon their families without good cause
may be divided Into four classes. The first Includes those
foreign shores. They leave without any
premeditated thought of final eparation. In time, however,
miles between, the picture of loved ones
distance. The men grow to like the ways
ties are formed, which, unfortunately,
are those who lack the moral courage to
face temporary disappointments or troubles. Men go away
circumstances, conscious In some In
presence Is more of a hindrance than a
help to their families. They are well aware that relief
agencies will not help so long as the able bodied men are
leave, knowing the community will as
which they cannot carry.
Includes those who deliberately plan to
and are known as the criminal type
are the men who leave their wives and
earn a fair livelihood In the city and
at leaving it. Moral suasion goes a great
tne aimcuities in cases of this kind
The man who commits theft ha comparatively little
chance to escape punishment. If we find it essential to
punish the man who (teals $10 worth of merchandise, he
wno deprives nis wire ana nelpless children of their nat
ural rights to his protection and support, thus robbing the
home of its sanctity and society of It morals, should not be
allowed to atone for all his sins on a mere promise. He
should not be dealt with lightly before a tribunal that
aud the enforcement of the law.
"'Fred! Fred! come, Fred, get up!'
It wa my wife calling me, and how
glad I was to know that the awful
disaster was only a dream.
"The next day our child was very
sick, and I bad but little sleep, and
consequently was hardly fit for my
duties that night I asked to be ex
cused from duty, but there happened
to be no one to put In my place, so I
had to work.
"About 8 o'clock I began to feel
sleepy, and found It hard to keep
awake. A few minutes later, however,
when I received an order to hold train
17 until train 68 arrived, I thought of
my dream, and was wide awake In an
"I placed the book where the order
could not possibly escape my eye, and
sat down to watt. But I was soon nod
ding again. This would not do, de
cidedly! so I got up, bathed my face,
and took a turn around the nlntfovm
In the cold air, and for V short time
I felt better. But Nature was bound
to have her way, and I found I could
not keep awake. The awful dream
was constantly before my mind, and I
exerted my will to the uttermost to
keep my eyes open, but they would
close. I took another turn around the
platform, and then a thought struck
me. I entered the office again, found
a piece of strong wire, and with It I
secured the safety signals so that It
was Impossible for me to move them.
Thus protected, I sat down and gave
up the fight, soon falling asleep.
ine orst I knew a shrill whlstl
sounded In my ears, causing me to
jump up In excitement and alarm and
grasp the signals. The next Instant
the train dashed past, and then, too
late, I thought of the order.
" 'Oh, God,' I groaned, as I watched
the receding train. Then came the
headlight around the curve, the sharp
calls for brakes, followed by the awful
" Toot toot r
"I awok with tart, grasped the
signals and tried to work them, but
soon remembered why thay were fas
tened. "'What' th matter, Fred?' cried
Tom Watson, from hi engine. 'What's
the danger signals set for?
' 'I have got order to hold you here
until train 68 arrive,' I answered.
"Train No. 17 took the ldetrack;
the headlight of No. 68 was soon seen
dashing around th curve, and a mo
ment later th danger wa over. Then
I took my wlr fastenings from th
safety signal and allowed No. 17 to
go on.
"That I all, unless I add that I
never again received an order of that
kind without fastening my signals so
that they could not b moved. For, al
though It happened once, I might nev
er again be saved by a dream." Th
Hearth (ton.
Dead men pa no doctor bill.
i3uccesor to K. L. Smith,
atablUlied Houe lu the valley.
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots and Shoes,
Flour and Feed, etc.
This old-established house will eon
tlnue to pay cash for all it goods; it
pay no rent; It employ a clerk, but
doe not have to divide with a partner.
All dividends are made with customers
In the way of reasonable price.
Posts, Etc.
Davenport Bros.
Lumber Co.
Have opened an office in Hood River.
Call anil ct prices and leave order,
which will be promptly filled.
See Nature In all her glorious beauty,
and then the some of man's handiwork.
The tirBt ifi found along the line o! the
I'fnvor & Rio Grande Railroad, the Ut
ter at the tit. I.ouiH Fair. Your trip will
be one ot pleHnure make the most of
It. For information and illustrated lit
erature write
W, C HcBRIDE, Geo. Alt. fortUni Orejoo
L. C. HAYNKS, Paoe.
The place to get an easy shave, an up-to-date
hair cut, and to enjoy theluiurv of s porosis!
bath tub.
fl E. WELCH,
Has returned to Hood River and la prepared
to do any work lu the veterinary line. He esn
be found by calling at or phoning to Clarke's
drug store.
n.i ,V,a I. , ir,.nrl , ...... Af , n
keeps coufitaiitly on baud the best quality of
Groceries, JUay, Grain and Feed St lowest
D. F. LAMAR, Proprietor.
Dealers in Fresh and Cured Ussts. LaM.
Poultry, Fruits aud Vegetables.
and union Pacific
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Portland, Or. ""
Chicago Stlt Laks, Denver,
Portland Ft. Worth, Omshs,
Special Ksniaa City, St.
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via kt.L
Atlantis IX. Paul Fast HaU. MiMa.a.
Iil9 p.m.
It. Paul Atlantis Jtzpxsaa. Iitta. as,
Fait Mill
lOO p. m.
No Change of Cars.
Leweet Rates. Qulokest Tim.
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tall every t days
Dally Cehimsla ler
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Istutdsy T Asterls snd Way
s.W p. m. Landings.
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kron., wd. Tuee.TT
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denoe, CorralUs
and r'ndlngs
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Saturday Frldap.
General Psssenger Agent, Partita, Of
J. K1NNAJBD, Agent, Hood Elves.