Image provided by: Yamhill County Historical Society; McMinnville, OR
About The Yamhill County reporter. (McMinnville, Or.) 1886-1904 | View Entire Issue (June 23, 1899)
house was fired. 1 can’t tell mum "Ag equals 230 plus Nl equals 30 plus the completion of this plant Mr. Jamr«
about It. I was so badly frightened. I
Cu equals tJ0.25 plus Pb equals 31.25 Butts appeared on the scene and took
The signs is bad when folks commence
rushed from my room Just in time to
plus (Sil hydroxide plus Sod. Bicarb, charge of operations. At various times
A-findiu' fault with Providence,
< si-ai>e death by suffocation. Father
fused), or S1O.2 «equals 11.00. .412.50.” Butts visited other plants of a simlat ,
And balkin’ ’cause the earth don’t shake
met me In tlie hall and assisted me
No doubt Mr. Craven win an invent nature, and also solicited capital for
At every prancin’ step they take.
from the house. Suddenly he rushed or, and here was his secret. While the his own. This accounts for the pe
No man is great till he can see
into the burning building. Au explo paper might not be pertinent to tl:? culiar meetings at Mr. Craven’s house,
How less than little he can be
sion followed and that is the last I saw case, it would at least be a kindness to the last of which, according to the
Ef stripped to self, and stark und bare
He hung his sign out anywhere.
Miss Craven to place her in possession story of Miss Craven, was not entirely
My doctorn is to lay aside
“You have stated the case very clear of her futher's formula, which some harmonious. Y'ou also recall her state
Contentious and be satisfied;
ly,” said the Inspector. "Ito you sus day might prove valuable. Again, the ment that when Butts departed he in
Jest do your best, and praise er blame
pect any one of firing the house?”
presence of chemicals in the house formed Mr. Craven he would hear from
Tbut follows, that counts jest the same.
“1 don’t know,” she answered slowly. would account for the explosion.
him. The week before the tire Mr
I’ve alius noticed great success
taxing may be the routine of our Ilves,
A GIRL’S CITY EXPERIENCE.
left, and here Is the message, no
la mixed with troubles more or less,
To this many will say: “But I cannot
And it’s the man who does the best
EING a farmer’s daughter, the sleep In the daytime, " That, however.
“By Jove, Colonel, that real estate found tacked up on an elm tree neat
That gets more kicks than all the rest.
eldest of a large family, and my is only Incidental, for any one can cul
poster is all a fake! The people at No. the house. Strike out every other word
—James Whitcomb Riley.
father In rather close circum tivate the habit by trying persistently.
I, “that Mr. Butts said something to 37G have been annoyed for two days and read it for yourself.”
stances. I concluded to go to the city
It may take a week, two weeks, or
your father about bearing from him. with inquiries about it; they say they
Perkins took the paper and read IL
and engage In something, with the even a month, before the first "drop
Do you recall anything peculiar in your are perfectly ignorant of the whole
“By Jove,” he weakly repeated.
hoi>e of bettering home finances, writes ping off” occurs; but it is sure to come;
father's actions Just prior to the fire— transaction, and as they are jewelers
“To continue, we will take up the
a young woman in the Practical a second will quickly follow, and the
anything that would indicate a warn I am Inclined to believe their story.”
paper which you found in the little
Farmer. I procured a situation with a habit ultimately becomes established,
ing, or perhaps a little nervousness on
“How about your other mission—the iron box near the body of the deceased
private family and went to work. But says tlie Pittsburg Dispatch.
profession of Mr. Craven?”
the contrast between my life there and
Every one accustomed to napping
Miss Craven fell into a deep study.
“Mr. Craven had no business. He ver dollar weighs 412',2 grains, there is
at home was so great that I remained must have remarked how much more
morning papers were full of
but three weeks. At home I was a refreshing is a nap of five, ten or twen
The problem was becoming complex. this paper.”
"jF the recent fire. I had given the “That was yesterday morning. I walk
leader among my friends and asso ty minutes than a long daytime sleep
“And these two papers gave you th«
“I wish you would watch the work
palter but a cursory glance, but ed with father through the grounds.
ciates; there I was not deemed worthy of two or three hours. This is because
now, having examined the mail, I be Ills attention seemed to be attracted men on this property, Perkins, and clue to the entire matter?” cried Per* to associate with the family whose in a short nap the brain and senses nre
gan to make a more thorough reading. toward a bill posted on a large elm make note of anything that is found in kins.
roof sheltered me. At home I gathered rested without relaxing the muscular
Fires In New York were of so common tree. He stopped and read the bill, the debris. I will Join you this after
with father and mother, sisters and and nervous systems Indeed, there is
“And Mr. Craven fired his own house
occurrence that they deserved little no clutched my arm convulsively and noon.”
brothers, around the family altar morn no better way of gaining time on a
I hastened to my office and began to escape the secret service detectives,
tice, anil the incendiary seemed to have then tore It down. I thought he was
ing and evening; there I was denied busy dav than to cut out fifteen to
a fertile field In which to follow his dia angry because it was posted on the making a careful study of the papers but forgetting his formula rushed back this precious privilege except on Sun twenty minutes for renewing the ener
in my possession. I took up the adver
bolical inclinations witli little or no fear
day mornings when I did not attend gies. After a morning’s effort body
“Exactly,” I replied. “And now for
"What became of that bill?” I asked tisement found on the premises and
of detection or molestation.
church. At home I sat with the family ami mind both grow tired; the w’ork
This morning it was the same old
at the breakfast table and discussed flags; "things go wrong.” Now is the
"Father gave it to me to burn, and I cetera, to let. Night bells. Watchman. sion. It is seif-evident that a hydraulic
•tory, with perhaps a few new trim
with them the topics of tbe day; there time for the magic dip. from which you
mings, followed by the usual comments —why, I have It In tills dress pocket. Poll«.*e protection. Butts' lightning ar
I took my meals in the kitchen in lone return to your post fresh and in good
be destroyed by fire, hence It must be
resters. No time to lose.”
as to the probable perpetrator ot the I forgot to burn It.”
liness aud silence, and they almost spirits, ready to carry on things with a
crime. It was painful to think that In
choked me. I often glanced at the fam vim.
“Fireproof house, et cetera, to let. that no real estate agents did business fore due to that cause, and was only
the center of civilization wanton de
ily gathered around the tea-table or
struction of life and property should Night bells, Watchman, police protec- at the address given, there was but one discovered by your unfortunate fall.” library lamp of an evening, and It al
Bracket for Curling Irons,
One of the hitest and most valuable
go unchecked and unpunished, and yet
ways filled me with a longing desire
the efficient departments of the city
for home. My work was light and tlie introductions as an accessory to the
cipher. But how to find the key? Af acorn once In a while.”—Waverley people were kind to me, but I could not toilet is the “keep clean” curling-iron
■eemed to be making every effort to flees 370 Broadway, N. Y.”
I passed the paper to Inspector Jones, ter various trials I finally succeeded in Magazine.
bring the criminals to justice. A car
endure that loneliness aud lack of com bracket. This clever little arrange
riage stopped before the office, ami In who, after giving it a hasty examina obtaining an intelligent message from
panionship. How I did wish they ment will appeal to the woman who
the notice by striking out every other BEECHER WENT UNSPANKED. would invite me into the library with
spector Jones and Mr. Smith, of the tion, remarked:
"Anything further. Colonel?”
word. It read. It read: “Fire house
Department of Public Safety, entered.
them just one evening any way. That
“I might as well get a description of to-night. Watch police. Butts' arrest Dr. Cressey’s Story of the Great
They wished to consult me on business.
Preacher’s Romp with the Boys.
room, with its well-filled bokcases,
“I see you have been reading about
A new story of Henry Ward Beecher beautiful statuary and rare paintings
was of course part of the message, but
the Craven tire,” said Mr. Smith, glanc
was told at a Plymouth Church prayer bad an almost irresistible charm for
“He is a man about five feet in not in cipher. The remainder was a
ing at my paper. “It was «dearly the
meeting by Dr. E. K. Cressey, of me; but it was too sacred for my coun
work of an incendiary. 1 am satisfied height, with square shoulders. His blind.
Brooklyn Hills, L. I. It was a story of try-bred feet to tread except with a
I was still in the dark as to the au
that It Is closely allied with a number heavy beard gave Ills skin a dark ap
Cressey’s boyhood. One day his broom and dust-cloth in my hand, and
BRACKET FOR THE ClKI.tXO
of recent city fires, and that one person pearance. His eyes are bloodshot. Ills thor of the tire, and in the hope that mother left the house, cautioning him 1 wondered why it was so. I do not
or gang Is responsible for the whole. black mustache is always carefully the second paper would reveal some and his brothers that they must be know whether my experience would be uses a curling-iron, ou sight. It con
Now 1 want you Io draw on our detec curled and his hair parted. He walks thing I took down a work on chemis very quiet and not romp while she was called a failure, a success, or a mis sists of two parts—a ulckel-plated steel
tive force and use every possible with a swagger ami generally wears try aud began to study the symbols. gone. There was a hairbrush with take, but I believe it was all three. I tube, to hold the Iron, and an arm pro
means to run down the author of this his hat tipped on one side. When talk Ag, silver; Nl, nickel; Cu, copper; Pb, which Mrs. Cressey was wont to pun made a failure as a servant girl, but I vided with a socket which will lit over
fire. We will pay you any expenses ing to any one he generally closes one lead; SiO, 2, Oxide of silica. And now ish violations of the domestic statutes gained knowledge concerning
the any gas burner. It may be allowed to
that you may Incur ami allow you to eye. I think that la about all I can re the meaning of 412.50. Suddenly an when any such occurred in her well- “hired-girl problem” that I could have remain on the gas bracket, in no way
idea dawned on me, so improbable that
name your own fee for professional call.”
ordered household, and the youngsters gained in no other way. My object In interfering with the light. The tube
“Very well done,” I exclaimed. “In I hesitated to follow it. It would do no
services. If you accept this offer, I
promised to be good and remained as writing tills article is to convince other
would suggest that you begin work at behalf of Mr. Jones, as well as myself, harm, however, to investigate, and tak still as mice.
girls that home Is the best place.
once. What say you?”
Presently Mr. Beecher arrived to
"I fear that 1 shall not be of much tion you have so kindly given us, and Perking at the destroyed mansion. I make a call on the Cresseys, aud found
Another Leiter to Wed a Peer.
found my assistant poking about the
service. You forget that I am not a to bld you good-moruiug.”
It is reported that Miss Daisy Leiter,
no one to receive him but denture-look
She escorted us to the door, and with ruins and apparently deeply absorbed.
detective. However, if you wish me
ing boys. A flash of anticipation came sister of Lady Curzon, is engaged to
Ou seeing me, he beckoned me mysteri
to see what I can develop, 1 will accept a gracious bow hade us farewell.
into ids eyes, us he Joyously told ills the Earl of Suffolk. Miss Leiter is
“A very clever girl,” I remarked to ously to one side.
young hosts to prepare for the romp ot
“I've decided that there's something
“Very good,” replied Mr. Smith. the Inspector, as we drove rapidly to
younger than her
wrong about this house,” said he In an
“And now Io work. Wlmt do you ad police headquarters.
sister. Lady Cur
“But mamma toid us we musn't
Here we found Jackson and Perkins undertone. “It's the queerest arrange
zon. and has been prevents the accumulation of soot on
romp,” protested the future doctor of
“First let us obtain some general in of the detective bureau awaiting our ment I ever saw. Just come over here philosophy.
voted no less beau the Iron, and also precludes overheat
and take a look at it.”
formation. Suppose we call on Mr arrival.
tiful by Washing ing, two matters of great importance in
"I'll take all the responsibility,” re
Perkins led the way to a breach in
Now Perkins is a very clever fellow
ton society. When the preservation of the hair. An addi
plied the great preacher.
“Mr. Craven lost his life In the burn In Ills line; like a young foxhound he Is the stone wall from which we had a
Lord Curzon went tional advantage is that it is not neces
prone to "back track” and bungle good view of the cellar.
out to Bombay as sary to hold the iron over the flame, the
“In th«* first place,” hi* began, "notice
things furiously at the start, but
Viceroy of India, construction of the article, as shown in
Lady Curzon took the cut, being sufficient for the purpose.
“Then 1 will Interview her,” I replied place him on the right trail he is sure tlie double wall that surrounds the en tills unheard of rebellion in her quiet
of his man. lie knows how to carry tire cellar, with the intervening air
little repuldie, she rushed into tlia
Whnt a Woman Can Do.
“You won't get much Information out Instructions, and it was with space. Now that would have the ef house with words of stern rebuke trem
A woman has had charge of the
woman lias been
from that quarter,”
bling on her tongue. At the door she
street cleaning in the First Ward of
that thert* are no windows in the wall,
Jones. "1 saw her at an early hour this to be my assistant.
as popular as the
Chicago for eighteen mouths, and the
“Well, Perkins,” said I, “how much another peculiar circumstance. Down
morning, and she knows absolutely
Henry Ward Beecher was flat on his
business men of the district have sent
nothing about the details. But the car Information have you gathered on tills there is what seems to be the remains
back on the floor, with a parcel of
her an address of congratulation on
riage is waiting, ami you can try your case? 1 Judge you have the problem of a gas engine, Furthermore, tlie young Indians apparently dancing a paid Miss Leiter devoted court, ac
her zeal and efficiency. They say the
heating apparatus is most peculiar—
band and see how you get along."
ghost dance on his prostrate form and
streets were never before kept in such
“I am sorry to tell you otherwise,” seems to be cased like a furnace. I
Bidding Mr. Smith good‘morning. In
emitting shrill yells. The appearance
spector Jor.es and I drove rapidly to he said. “I've searched the premises wonder what kind of a joint this is.
of the avenger instantly froze all the tal of tlie Indian empire, has been the
the Waldorf. After a slight delay we j thoroughly since the fire, and 1 don’t
Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire. He Is
The Car1 of the Nails.
“I’m hardly prepared to say at pres rebi Is into silent consternation, except an aid-de-camp on the Viceroy's staff.
were shown to the apartments lately catch a single clue. Of course I have
It Is not possible to be too particular
ent,” 1 replied. "There's the place th«*
tnken by Miss Craven. As we entered gathered a little useful Information.”
He is 22 years old. and sr.eceeih“d to in the care of the finger nails. Cleanli
feet, tlie unabashed clergyman said:
explosion occurred. Let's look nt that.”
1 found myself confront«<1 by a most
“Let's have that.
title only last year. Ills full name ness Is a mark of refinement, and, too,
“Mrs. Cressey, I promised my friends
Tbe spot to which I referred was on
striking woman. Her eyes were red
“Y’ou see I happened to I«1 on the
lack of cleanliness is unsafe, as dis
here to take all the responsibility for is Henry Moliueux Paget Howard.
from weeping, but her self control w.is ground w hen tlie search was being the south side of tin* house, and at this
ease germs are often carried under ’lie
tills outbreak, and”—here he reached
‘ ent to *■ chool Too I'ar’y.
far beyond tlie average. She received made for Mr. Craven’s body. It was point everything was Imdly shattered for the hairbrush, and presented It to
nails when foreign matter is allowed
There is a class of children who suf to collect there.
us courteously but formally, ami with found among the ruins In a badly and the debris scattered for some dls-
an air of resignation took a chair fac charred condition, and near It lay this tanc«* over the lawn. It was therefore
ready to take whatever is due them. no right to suffer. We refer to children
ing us, as If waiting to bi* interrogate«!. little iron box.” Diving into his satclnd necessary to make quite a detour to You may begin at once.”
The long lace ties that are so popu
under 7 years of age. whose parents
In a few words the lnsp«*ctor made he held tip the article named for In reach it. This led over a part of the
understand nothing of the laws of lar are very neat and airy for summer.
spection. “The papers it contains are grounds that was jxiorly kept and
known tlie object of our v Islt.
of the laws in the Cressey household physiology, but feel that no time should The careless, graceful bow-knots at
"1 might suggest," said 1, "that a lit charred, but tlie writing Is quite legi thickly grown with weeds. As Perkins
that was not punished. Mr. Beecher be lost in getting the child to school. the ends are easily put on, and making
I fully expected this to throw was much younger than myself hi* took
tle of the early history of your family ble.
went unspanked. Brooklyn Citizen.
The brighter the child the harder he is tlie ties one's self considerably reduces
would be of service."
“Anything you desire,” she replied my chagrin nt finding It contained only of me. Suddenly 1 heard an angry
of life the brain develops very fast. All
resignedly. “1 will do all in my power a few title deeds to his projierty and a exclamation and saw him fall violent
that is done to crowd it during this
to assist you In bringing tin* murderer scrap of paper on which Is written a ly to tin* ground. 1 Immediately rush
time is done to the child's disadvan
of my father to spiaxly Justice. In tlie prescription of some kind. Of course ed to his assistance, only to find that
tage. During this period attention
year ISIS) we cam«1 from Denver, Col., the lx»x and papers settle the question h«> bail fallen over a huge piece of iron
should be given to developing a good
sml located In New York. At my solici of why Mr. Craven went Into the burn that lay hidden in the grass. I laughed
constitution, remembering that the
tation my father s«d«l his Western prop ing building, and therefore eliminates as he rubbed Ills Injured shin and hurled
brain will go forward fast enough after
all manner of adjectives at tin* offend
erty and built our pretty lltth* house one |Hilnt In our problem.”
“Let me examine those papers. Per ing piece of Iron.
on th«* Hudson. Here we lived In seclu
Parents make a mistake If they send
"You msxln't laugh!" he cried an
sion for about two years, my father for kins,” said I. “By the way, did you
It takes a snail exactly fourteen days
their children to school before they are
Some reason shunning society. We had find out In what business Mr. Craven grily. "It's only because you haven't and five hours to travel a mile.
vitality enough to make a good fall that
but one servant, it man named Rob was engaged?”
Peaches are not a favorite except 7 years of age (unless, perhaps, to the
"Never thought of that.” he replied you mlssi'd this.”
bins, who accompanied us from tbe
with a few animals, though rabbits kindergarten). There is no doubt about
this. All physiologists agree on tills
carelessly. “While you examine the
"Well, I consider It a rather lucky fancy them.
point, and there Is no sound argument
fall," I replied seriously. "You have
“About two years after our arrival papers I’ll make the search.”
The lantern fly of Surinam. South against It.—New York Telegram.
"And ns you are going out on one solv«>d the problem to my satisfaction.
my father had a frequent guest, James
America, has two sets of eyes, so as to
Butts, an 111 looking fellow, who swore quest you might as well make another. I congratulate you.”
To Keen the Bands Soft.
"I don't understand." he said dubi catch tlie light from all directions. It
profusely and drank heavily. I remon Just find out what real estate firm has
One of the best preparations for keep
strated with father aliout encouraging Its offices at 37G Broadway,” I sug ously, examining the piece of Iron over Is much more brilliant than our firefly.
Horses, cows, sheep, goats, hogs and ing the hands soft ami white Is a mix
which he had Just fallen.
the man's presence, but It was of no gested.
many of tlie wild animals eat apples ture of glycerine and vinegar, to which
All over the land our women are try
“Then 1'11 explain. Sit down
avail, and James Butts enjoyed the
with avidity. The elephant and deer a little perfume may lie added If desired. ing to make tlielr dresses at home, and
fris'domof the house. At times lit* would
“Come now, Colonel, don’t send me nurse your leg and listen. In the
are fond of them, while others tiecome After the hands are washed, dry light In general they succeed wonderfully
leave mid remain away for months, but on a wild goose chase. The next thing place, we have discovered the den
accustomed to them after a trial or ly. and while still damp rub ou a little well. Tlie correct paper patterns which
lie always turned up again, to assume I know you will be wanting me to And gang of counterfeiters."
two. All the domestic fowls and many of the mixture. This may be nsed with we can buy so cheaply are a great help,
bls place In our household. On his re the family tree and run the history
“How do you know?"
excellent results by people who can but in one point they often bother the
turn he often brought with him other back to B. C.”
“Well, to beiritl witll. til«* dotibh* wall of the wild birds are foud of apples.
men, mor«* polishetl than himself, but
"Perhaps," said I, and Perkins took aliout the cellar and the absence of
Plants protect themselves by terri not use the glycerine alone, the vine home dressmaker—they allow for such
I never became acquainted with any of the hint.
windows indicates that secrecy was de fying attitudes Just as do insects. One gar neutralizing tbe unpleasant effects very large seams. which are a waste of
I material and a puzzle as to the line on
them, as they were lmm«*diately closet-
The contents of the box revealed two sired. The presene«* of th«* gas etiglue of the uses of the movements of the of the glycerine.
| which to stitch.
rd with my father, mid I was scut to facts overlooked by my assistant in his and the peculiar construction of the sensitive plant is to frighten animals
Parses “Ont of Sight. ••
The utmost care should be used In
visit n relative, or to board In the city examination. Truly. It contained the furnace ar«* circumstances that tend to A venturesome browsing creature
The strictly tailor-made girl has dis
for n time. Coax as I might, I could title deeds to the property, but a care strengthen pro|x«sltlon No. 1. Th«* pl«*ce coming near it is afraid to touch a carded the purse. Nothing of the sort cutting the lining and outside, so that
never find out either from my father or ful rending showed they had been of Iron on which you ar«* sitting Is cer plant which so evidently is occupied Is seen tn her hand or suspended from | the thread of the goods runs the same
Ridiblns what was Itelng «lone In my placed on record In the recorder’s office tainly part of a hydraulic press, or. In by spirits.
a neck chain. For large purchases she way in each; but the lining must lie cut
absence. One thing I noted. After for the city of New York by Mr. Craven technical language, a screw for stamp
In China carrier pigeons are protect- uses the credit or C. O. D. system, and and fitted before the outside, which not
such times father apix’ared exhaust«*«! tn his lifetime. This must have bivn ing the coin, while this small bit of ed from bird* of prey by an ingenious her small change Is carried in one of only seetwes a lietter flt. but enables
and Butts drank heavier than usual.
done for two purposes: first, to make metal I have fortunately discovered Is little apparatus consisting of bamboo the many pockets with which her tailor one to cut the more expensive goods
with economy. Some jiersons think It
•‘Atmut ten days before th«* tlr«* on«* , a perfect chain of title on record in on«* of the dies for a silver dollar. Prop tube, fastened to the birds’ Isklies w 1th gowu is always well supplied.
i best to flt one side of the waist, then
ef these meetings occurred. I was hot case he desired to sell; and. second, to osition No. 1 prov«*d eh. Perkins?”
thread passed beneath the wings. As
rip apart and cut the other side exactly
“By Jove, you're right!" exclaimed the pigeon flies, the action of the air
sent from home. Th«* men cam«* at l«erpetuat<* his title In case the original
The cultivation of the "forty winks” like It; but others. rememt«ering that
night am! left at dawn, so that I «lid deeds were lost or destroyed. The Terklns.
passing through the tubes produces a
•“Now for proposition No. 2. Granting shrill, whistling sound, which keeps habit Is the cultivation of longevity no figure is perfect, find It better to flt
not see them. They talked exelteilly deeds themselves were therefore of no
and of, general well-being throughout ■ the waist all around to tbe form.
accuracy of proposition No. 1. we the birds of prey at a distance.
and angrily. A week ago Butts went
life. There Is no antidote against
To secure a stylish-fitting tight sleeve
away. We accompanied him to the tained anything which he desired to will say that Mr Craven belong«-«! to
landing. For a time he ami father save from tbe flam**«. It must be the a gang of counterfeiters w hen he resid
A woman who has as many as five American nervousness half so potent requires careful basting and Atting.
talkeil In an undertone. Tit«* boat was so-called prescription. This paper w as ed In I'enver. Col. That subs«*qiiently little children. doesn't get a uigiit's as the quick renewing, in the midst of Try on the lining separately, and when
approaching. an«l as Butts rushed to badly charred, part of the writing be he move«! to New Y ork, where for two undisturbed sleep from the date of the duties, afford«“«! by a short nap. It the dress goods is basted on be sure
ward It b<* shout«*«! back, 'Remember, Ing obliterated, but tbe formula re years he busie«i himself In perfecting birth of the first till tbe last is ten would seem that a single dip Into ob and hold It loosely at the bend of tbe
livion Is that magic, fairy touch which elbow, which will give shapeliness au>4
a plant to resume bls old bustuesa. At years old.
you'll bear from met’ Imst night the mained intact
preserves us youth and vigor, however | comfort to tbe tightest slew*
The Craven Fire.