The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, February 21, 1907, Image 3

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HCOD'fUVZS GLACIER, THUKSD&Y. FEBEUAEY 21, 18G7
To Whose
Advantage?
By HOWARD FIELDING
Copyright, 1IU) b)r chw.lea w. Hook
FRANK CLIFFOUU was heir to
Urge estate, ami bla uncle,
Duncan Clifford, was trustee,
with power to do about as be
pleased. I bud uever met the uncle,
but he had been described to me as a
strange animal, part mule and part
ttonkej, Incredibly obstinate, yet fan
tastically nnstnble or purpose. One
day I receWed an earnest request from
Prank to meet blm that evening In
Branford, N. J., where bis uncle lived.
We were to meet In a little hotel at
10 o'clock, and as my train arrived be
fore 9 I decided to view the quaint old
town by the light of the moou. One
mall white building I was led to no
tice particularly.
It must once have been tlie village
choolhouse, but was now a millinery
tore kept by a Mrs. Esther Wilson, as
the sign Informed me. I ventured to
guess that Mrs. Wilson lived over her
tore, for there was a light In the
fable window, from which, as I glanc
ed up, the curtain was pushed partly
way, revealing a woman, who dodged
back as If alarmed. It Is a curious cir
cumstance that 1 hnpieue(l to notice In
the band with which she awkwardly
thrust aside the curtain a smull drink
lug glass.
Taking a few more steps, I came In
View of an exterior stairway by which
the second story of the house was
reached, and at the foot of the stairs
there was man seated.
This man's attitude, coupled with
my glimpse of the wineglass, conveyed
A very unpleasant suggestion. This In
sert figure might be Mr. Wilson, a
drunkard and a squanderer of the Ut
ile milliner's meager earnings, and It
fvaa with tbla Idea In mind that I ap
proached him and laid my hand, not
very gently, upon bis shoulder. At the
touch be slid down sidelong and lay
at my feet, and I knew at a glance
that be was dead.
H was past fifty years of age and
of distinguished appearance, but the
countenance was marred by an Irri
table, hostile expression.
The street was well nigh deserted,
' doubtless because of the unusual cold.
Jb neighboring stores were closed,
MCept for a tobacconist's, which I had
potUvd because the proprietor seemed
(o be the village Jeweler also, and I
bad thought the combination odd. It
eemed best to carry the body to that
tore, and I bad set myself to the task
when the door at the bead of the stairs
opened, and Mrs. Wilson, as I rightly
guessed, came out hurriedly. She saw
me hoisting up this dead man in my
rms, and she screamed.
The man is 111," said I. "Do you
know who be Is?"
She bsd uttered only a single cry.
Now she stood stock still, staring down
t me.
"I am going to take blm Into the
tobacco store," said I.
"No!" She spoke the single word
mil then checked herself as with an
effort.
The volen, though heard In so brief
and strained utterance. Increased
my vague Impression of recognition,
but the dead man was becoming heavy
In my arms, and I decided to follow
my original purpose. It was only a
few steps to the store, but nearly a
core of people gathered about me be
fore I traversed the distance. Some
one opened the door, and that was all
the help I received.
The tobacconist-jeweler was not
then, having run out perhaps at the
I inf At A Q1UXC THAT HI WAS MAD.
nnj nt tha woman's scream. I lnld
my -burden upon th floor, and Instant
ly half doaen voices cnea oiu:
ifa Duncan Clifford P
At thi there aDDeared upon the
tall, soldierly man, with
jw,nin hiond mustache and a blue
ith irilt insienla. the city mar
.hl TaDtaln Ford. He asked me
few rapid questions, which I thought
rery Intelligent, and then, asking me
to remain beside the body, he depart
ed. He was gone perhaps live minutes,
and nothing of consequence happened
m m observation during hla absence,
but I had treat surprise when bt
Ktnmai fnr h. brmieht with blm the
nininor. whom I Instantly recognised
u young woman named Esther War
rw. She had been employed In my
office up to four months ago, when she
had given up her position,
tfernr we could exchange word.
veo of ordinary greeting, the marshal
detached na from the Increasing throng
tad drove ui gently Into private room
.. at the back of the store.
"Now." said be, turning to us, "you
a. unu knnir each other. I saw
IWV JCTt,
that at glance. Who are your
- "Who am It" asked the young wo-
nan
yi " uid he. "You are supposed
news anything about 6u.' Where
did you come from) Who Is Mr. Wil
son, and where la he? Where did yon
get the money with which you opened
this store r
I decline to answer these questions,"
he said.
So I supposed," aald he without
trace of annoyance. "That's why I
aaked them all at once. But you don't
deny that Clifford had been calling on
Ton and was taken alck up there?"
"No, I don't deny It."
"Did you give him anything to eat or
drink?"
"No."
As she made this reply my memory
flashed at once to the glimpse of her
that I had had at the window, but
even without the sight of the wine
glass I should have known that she
was not telling the truth.
"Did he say what seemed to be the
matter with him?"
"Yes; he was faint He tbougut It
was the cigar that be was smoking.
He said bis Hps felt numb."
I thought they looked queer," said
Ford. "Here's the cigar," showing us
half of a very small one. "I found It
In bis pocket He was going to have
It examined, I suppose. Well, I'll do
that, but it's poisoned sure euongh.
Now," be continued, pointing bis Auger
at the girl, "to whose advantage Is this
man's death-to whose advantage r
I beg your pardon." said I, "Is this
young lady under arrest T"
At this moment a hasty band was
laid upon the knob of the door which
communicated with the shop.
"You can't come In," said the mar
shal, but be was mistaken. The lock
of the door burst with a rattle of splin
ters, and Frank Clifford precipitated
himself Into the room.
"Can't come 1", en?" said h "What
do you think about It now?"
He strode across to the little milliner
and, standing beside her, glared at the
marshal, who had not risen from bis
chair or even paused In caressing bis
silky mustache.
"Glad to see you, Mr. Clifford," said
he. SDeaklng through his band. "Have
aeat and tell us where you got this
cigar that you gave to your uncle."
Before be could reply tne young wo
man stepped In front of blm, and she
was a picture. I bad always thought
her beautiful, but In a somewhat tepid
style. She was quite a different crea
ture now.
"Mr. Clifford-Mr. Duncan Clifford-
got that cigar here In this store," she
cried, "He told me so."
The marshal rose and stepped to the
broken door, now guarded on the out
side by tome serviceable cltiseo who
had appointed himself deputy.
"Send Edgeworth In here," said the
marshal, but It appeared that the tobacconist-Jeweler
was not present. No
one knew what bad become of blm.
Ah, be told you so!" aald the mar
shal, turning to the milliner and calm'
resuming the conversation. "How
did be happen to do that?"
I don't remember," she answered,
"but If the cigar was poisoned I know
why. Mr. Edgeworth has annoyed me
beyond endurance with bis attentions,
He knew that Mr. Duncan Clifford
came to see ma often. He believed that
I preferred Mr, Clifford, and be bated
him insanely."
'So Mr. Clifford used to come to see
you? Why?"
To persuade me to go away," was
the reply. "He offered me money. He
was 'trying to separate me from
Frank."
"To give up Frank?" said the mar
shal. "What are you to him?"
"I am his wife," she answered, "but
Mr. Clifford did not know It."
"And If he had known It Frank
might have lost half a million dollars.
see."
The entrance of Mr. Edgeworth In
terrupted this line of questioning.
Ah, Edgeworth; good evening," said
the marshal.
Good evening, Captain Ford," re
sponded the tobacconist In a deep,
heavy voice that sounded strange from
hla narrow chest and thin Hps.
When did you sell this cigar to
Duncan Clifford?" asked Ford.
The tobacconist took the half cqn-
sumed cigar and examined It In the
manner of an expert.
"I never carried these goods," ha
said. "It's a sort of large tobacco elga.
rette, sold eight In a box a little tin
box. I think they're called the Mar
quis."
The marshal turned to Frank.
"Give me your cigar case or what
ever you carry them m," said he.
"You have no authority," Frank be
gan.
"Haven't IT' retorted Ford, drawing
revolver. "You are under arrest.
We'll search you at the station, and I
know what we'll find."
"Wait one moment," - aald Frank,
with more calmness than I should have
expected of so excitable a man. "I
will admit that I gave that cigar to my
uncle after dinner and another like It
this evening. I do not believe that It;
Is poisoned. Of course It Isn't I had
nothing to do with tbla crime, If It la
a crime, and"
"I gave him wine In my room, cried ,
Esther, panic stricken with fear for!
the man she loved. "The bottle baa
been uncorked, where any one this
man" She finished the sentence by
a wild gesture toward Edgeworth,
"Clifford was 111 before you gave him
the wine," said the marshal. "You told j
us so, and you were telling the truth
too. Sit down, all of you."
Presently a man, red faced and
breathless, burst Into the room.
"lie went borne an' changed hla
clothes!" cried this fellow In gasps.
"His other clothes was all wet Wa
found 'em."
The marshal turned slowly toward
Edgeworth.
"I missed you," aald be. "It seemed
queer. So I sent this man to see about
It How did your other ault of ciotaet
get wetr
There waa a long moment of alienee;
then Edgeworth sprang at the marshal
as quick as a flash. Ford turned for
clinch and half rose, but Edgeworth
dodged and flung himself against a
small table on wnicn war me mar
shal's revolver and lamp that was
the only light of the room. Thar waa
a great crash and then darkness, with
tbe nolae of an Indiscriminate strug
gle. Ford, bla messenger, Frank and
myself were all In grapple, 'while
Edgeworth, the object of out effort,
eluded ua In tbe room, which he knew
better than we did, and escaped by a
stnlrwT to a loft from a window of
At the Churches.
Methodist Preaching at II a. m. and
8 p. m. Sabbath school 10 a. m.; Ep-
wortu League 7p.ro. rrayer meenng
Thursday evening. All cordially invit
ed. W. V. Evans, pastor.
Episcopal services at 11 a. m. the
third Htuuiay in each monili, conducted
by Archdeacon H. D. Chambers. Hun-
day School every Sunday at 10 a. m.
U. B. Church Sabbath school, 10 a.
m.; preachiuir, 11 a. m.; l. r. c e,.
:45 p. m.; preaching, 7:30 p. m. Prayer
uiwuiik av o p. ui. i runrauiy. b
cordially invited to attend all or any of
these services. Pastor, J. W. Kprecher.
Christian Church Preaching services
at K. of P. Hall each Sunday evening
and at 11 a. ni. each first and third Sun
day, and at Odell at 11:30 a. m each
second and fourth Mimiay. Bunuay
school st 10 a. in. and Y. P. S. C. E. at
6:30 p. m. each Sunday at K. of P. Hall.
Cordial imitation to the nuplic.
Christian Church. Hervices at K. ol
P. hall the firt-t, third, fount- and fifth
Sundays of each in nth. Services at
Odell the second Sunday of each month,
W. A. w vhju, raster
Baptist church Sunday school 10
m. ; preach i uk 11 a. m. ; Junior B.
Y.P. U.. 3 p. m. ; etenir.g scruco 7.30;
Riverside Oi ngiegatioual Church,
W. CUilmore, pastor. Services bun
day at 11 a. m., Christian Emleuvor
at 7 p. m., evening worship at 8 p. m.
Belmont M. E. Church. H. C. Clark,
pastor. Services, Belmont: Sunday
school at 10 a. m. ; Class meeting at 11
a. m. j Epworth League 7 p. in. ; preach
ing every Sunday evening and 2d Sun
day in mouth at 11 a, ni. ; Prayer meet
ing inursuay ;u p, in, nervicpn si
fine urove same as above except preacn
tng, which w on in ana au ounasys ai
II a. m. trapper. let ana na uunaays
at 3 :30 ; Sunday school at 2 :S0. Mount
Hood. The 4th Sunday at u a. ni.;
Sunday school at 10 a. m.
Catholic Church Regular sei'vicse
v eiy Snr.duy.
Cut's Addition on the Market.
We have placed in our hands for Hale,
all the loU belonKing to H. C Coe n
Cue's Addition to Hood River.
Lots will be sold at the price of 200
and up for the next 30 days. This is the
beet opportunity to secure lots in this
beautiful portion of Hood River ever
offered the public.
Then umber is limited and the choice
should be made early. One lot with
house, was sold last week, rive lots
mil hmiHH were sold vesteraav. iwo
.mi to-day, they will not last long t
i. use prices.
I'or further information see
W. J. BAKER & CO.
MILWAUKEE
NURSERIES
MILWAUKEE, OREGON.
N, B, HARVEY
PROI'BIISTOR
GUIGNARD ROSIGER, Local Agent, Hoed Rjvc
We will have for tl.e Fall trade 50,000
oim and to)-ar oid Yellow JSewtown
fippin ami eiiiteiiDurg appie trees,
also all tin trading variedies of Apple.
Pear, Plum, Prune, Peach, Cherry and
Euiflich walnut trees, oniHUieutal trees,
shrubs and Ro es. Our trees are true
to name and give aood satisfaction, for
prices call i n August Guignard, Hood
River, or address N. B. Harvey, Milwau
kee, Oregon. Phone 1259.
One Dollar will
rr you to eye glasses or spec
ucles. Perfect fit guaranteed.
Yi ur eyes fitted at home. Write Ik
free Uwklet describing our methoi.
Krmemher, the glasses we fit yon
n. are worth tj.su any where on
, anli Our price, only 11.00.
fi nl K KEPAIRINO deptrtmrntlsBHwl
unu'll. Msla sprint ifm Wstefctl 1
tl iO. Send rour work br rastotene auu,
R.S repairs tor wstctt.
METZGER & CO.
in sixti rrBXBT. poBTUJrD, on.
SNOW &
Blacksmiths and
Special attention given
Grubbing Tools
EXPERT HORSESHOERS
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON,
Attorney-at-Law and Notary Public
J. M. 8CHMELTZER, Sec.-Treas,
Notary Public
..Hood River Land.;
Emporium
E
INCORPORATED
Real Estate, Loans, Insurance, Abstracts,
Collections, Conveyancing and Surveying
We are prepared in a special manner to handle all
kinds of business in any of the above lines and have
a large list of improved lands and city property
from which to make your selection for a fruit ranch;
a stock farm or a home in the city.
With an Extensive Correspondence
We are able to handle your prop
erty advantageously and will be
pleased to have you list same with us
CORRESPONDENCE SOLIOITED
The president of the company is the city engineer,
and is prepared to do surveying and civil engiueer
ing work of all kinds.' Abstracts furnished and;
opinions given on property titles.
Collections a Specialty. Phone Main 141.
S. D. GARNER
GROCERY
On the Heights
Stock is New and Fresh
Goods and Prices Right
Phone 1401. Free Delivery
GIVE US A CALL
JONES, Dentist
Crown and Bridie Work.
Teeth Withtut Plata
Treatment of diseased teeth and guius.
Office Brosiua Building. Phone 1033.
Unusual Opportunity
Lota In Riverview Park at a big re
duction for DO days,
IHu W. J. Baker & Co.
J
"UEUULTOR LINE"
Steamers leave Portland and. The J)allee
uuday, at 7 o'clock a, m.
calling at Hood River, easibound, at
about 4 p. m. ; westbound at about
8:30, p. ni. Direct connection at Lyle
with the C. R. & N. Railway to and from
Gdidendale and Klickitat valley points.
For any further information address
any agent of the company or
M. TALBOT, V. P. A G. M.,
Portland. Oregon
Arrival and Departure of Halls.
HOOD RIVER.
Tbe postofflce It open dally between I a. ni.
and 7 p. ru.; Sunday froi U to 1 o'clock. Malls
for the Eaal clone at 11. 1 m S.10 p. m. and
( p. ru.; fur the Went, at ' ID p. m. and I p. m.
Tbe curriers on K. F. 1). routes No. 1 and t
leave tbe poHtotnoe at 8.30 a. m. Mall leaves
For MU Hood, dally at 12 in.; arrive 10.20
1. m.
For Underwood, Wash., dUy,.eicept Bun
day, at lit m., arrive at 11 a- HI-
For Wbile Halmon, Wufll,, dally at 13 m.;
arrived at II a. m,
WHITE SALMON.
For Hood lllver, dally at t a. m.; arrives at
t p. m.
r
or Huaurn. Trout Lake and Ouler, Waab.
dally at 7.30 a, 111.: arrives! p. m.
For Ulenwood, Fulda and Ullmer, Wash.,
dally at 7.30 a. m.; arrives at ft p. m.
For Flue Flat and Hnowden. Waab.. at 1 p.
m. Tuesdays and Saturdays; arrives same
days at 12 m.
For Blngen, dai
1.46a.m. 1
at p. m. arrives at
(IO.
CARPENTERING
SCREENS
Shop opposite O. B. Hartley's residence
Phone 51
UPSON
Wagon flak ers
to making and repairing
and Loggers Tools
Pres.
MARION I. nHUH
Vice President
U. 1 Commissioner NoUry Public
GEO. T. PRATHER
The Oldest Insurance and
Real Estate Agent In town
Insurance Loans Abstractini
Hood River, Oregon
fcia4-. 80 YEARS'
EXPERIENCE
I nYnCTT-ML JV
Tradc Marks
DcaiaNa
COPYHIOMTa Ac.
Anrons ending a .ketch and description my
4trlr aMwrtain our opinion free wnetaar aa
tnrantlon t. prob.hljr patentable. Comnmnlra.
ttoai itrtctly confidential. Handbook on Pstaats
win irwm. 1'iufm mxmnvj lur wrunus paiwiu
Patents taken through Munn A Co. reoi
. reoalT
m aocwa, wit nnm cimnre, in lb.
Scientific American.
A handaomelr llhutrated werklf. T-arssat rtr.
ealstlon of an, anantinc Jonrnal. Term., ts s
W! nar months, IL Bold b, all newsdealers. ,
MUNN Co.8,Bfd'- New Tort
Branch Orooe. SB f Ht Waahtnstoo, D. C.
JOE WRIGHT
CARPENTER AND BUILDER
Phone 769
Estimates furnished on request. Aa
honest job guaranteed.
S. J. FRANK
HARNESS
AND
SADDLES
WATER-PROOF
Horse Blankets and Robes
Tents and Wagon
Covers
All ivpairing' promptly at
tended to,
Oregon
SliOip LINE
ad union Pacific
3 Trains to the East Dally
Through Pullman standards and tourist
sleeping ears dally to Omaha. Chicago, Hpo-
aane; umrmi sleeping cars dally to Ki
City; through Pullman tourlRt sleeping osr
ipwrnonnauy conauriea) weeaiy w cniongxK
necuning ciiair ears (seats tree) to in em
uany.
Union Depot- Leave. Arrive,
Chlrngo-Portland Bpeelftl for
the Kant via Huntington, dally 9:30 am TtfO pro
Spokane Flyer for Katitern
Waxhlugton. Walla Walla,
lrwlHtnn, 'nenr d'Aleneand
Urrnt Northern points, daily 7:00 pm - 8U am
AtliinltcExprpiiH for the East
via Huntington, dally 8:15 pm .30am
Portland-lllwB local, for all
,lnts between lllgga and
Portland, dally S.lSsm 11:16 pm
RIVER SCHEDULE
T()it AHTOKIA and
way points, connecting
sin P. M.
6:00 P. M
Dally
except
Monday.
Pally
exoept
Hunday.
with BtcHiniT for II 'aco
and North Beach steam
er Hasaalo, Ash street
dock (water per.)
FOK Haruin, Oregon
City and Vamlilll filt
Haiti rilay.
10:00 P. M.
7:09 A. M
7:80 P. M.
Dally
except
Sunday.
Dally
except
Bunilay.
er point. Anh street
dork (water per.)
"TOR LKWI8T0N,
Idaho, and way points,
from Itiparla, Wab.
6:10 A. M,
.KM P. M.
Daily
exceiit
Haturtlay
Dally
except
Friday
OFFICII HOITKS
Freight House 8 a. ni. to 12 noon; I to 5 p.
m. No freight received or delivered after 6
p. ni.
Passenger Depot Hours for delivery of ex
press and baggage will be 8 a. m. till 6 p. m.
WM. McMURRAY,
General Passenger Agent, Portland, Or.
H. W. BOYLE. Agent, Hood River.
O. R. & N. TIME TABLE.
Baxl hound
No. 2, L'htcaito Kpeclal, 11:1a a. m.
No. 4, Hpokane Flyer, :4D p. m.
No. H, Mall and KxprexM, 10:12 p. m,
NO. 8, VIM a. in. No mull.
No. 24, Way Freight, 12:15 p. m.
No. 22. Fast Freight, 4:06 a. m.
West bound
No. 1, Portland Hneclal, 4:56 p. m.
No. 8, Portland Flyer, 5:25 a. m.
No. 6, Mall and Kxpress, 6-.H0 a. ra.
No. 7, 8:16 p. in. No mall.
No. 28, Way Freight, :25 a. m.
No. 66, Fast Freight. IK p. in.
DAVENPORT HARNESS CO.
Have in their New
Harness shop a
large line of
Whips, Tents, Axle
Grease and Harness Oil
We would like for vou to come nd ex
amine our hurneHs repair work which ii
quickly attended to.
BON TON
...Barber Parlors...
The place to get an easy
shave and first-class hair cut.
Our shop is metropolitan in
every respect.
Porcelain Baths in Connection
GRAY & RUSSELL, Props.
UPPINCOTT'S
MONTHLY MAGAZINE
A FAMILY LIBRARY
Tha Best In Current Uteratura
12 Complete Novels Yearly
MANY SHORT STORIES AND
PAPERS ON TIMELY TOPICS
$2.60 per years 29 era. a copy
0NO CONTINUED STORIES
EVERY NUMBER COMPLETE IN ITRELP
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We have just reeeived a Fresh Supply of y
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Nitrate
Muriate
AND ALL KINDS OF FERTILIZERS .
COME TO US DIRECT FOR
W00D-FIBERED HOUSE PLASTER
CEIIENT AND LIME
AS WE UNLOAD DIRECT FROM THE CARS
STRANAHAN & CLARK
Hood River, Oregon
c
o
.Roller Skating Rink.
AT
Monday Night, Wednesday Night
Saturday afternoon and Evening
STRICT ORDE PRRESERVED
Admission. 10c Skating, 26c
G "W. GRAHAM, Prop.
New Location.
We are now located in the Smith Building, in the
room formerly occupied by J. E. Rand, where we will be
pleased to see all of our old customers as well as new ones.
This large and well-lighted store has been fitted up
with the best and most complete stock of
Staple and Fancy Groceries, Flour and Feed
ever displayed in the City.
daily. Call ami inspect our
SPOT, GASH GROCERY
WOOD & SMITH BROS., Proprietor.
HOOD RIVER TRANSFER
& LIVERY CO.
TICLET OFFICE FOR THE REGULATOR LINE OF STEAMERS.
Hauling; Draying, Baggage Transferred, First
Class Livery Turnouts Always Ready.
Phone 131.
Mount " Hood Store...
?iWv S. GIUBBLE. Proprietor.
Drv floods Ammunition Uoots ana Nioes
Hardware
Hav drain Flour
F. E. STRANG
THE ODELL
DEALERS IN
"Apple
All standard varieties crown from selected scions of the
best bearing orchards in Hood River valley. Guaranteed
true to name and free irom
Hants Paint & Wall Paper
Company
Have added a complete line of TAINTS, OILS, VAUNISH
KS and BRUSHES.
HEATH & MILL1GAN MIXED! P AINTS.
Our stock of paper includes.latest designs in Blanks, Gilts
and high Grades, From 10c up. A full stock of room
molding. Picture rail, Plate rail and a small line of
novelties in Jt ramed rictures. uaia,iiu, uh t
latest thing in room tinting, mixed to order.
- Painting, Paper hanging, Sign work etc.
Phone 671. FirsaOakStreete
Job Printing at the Glacier Office
DC
of Soda,
of Potash
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THE
Fresh Vegetables received
stock.
Granite ware
Feed Full line of Groceries
J. W. WILSON
NURSERIES
18 IN
Trees
disease.
to t Mrs. Wilson, No one In tbjs town
Concluded on pace six
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