The Yamhill County reporter. (McMinnville, Or.) 1886-1904, August 09, 1901, Image 6

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    THE VOICE IN THE CHOIR.
Up in the music loft 1 heard
*
A voice of wondrous tone.
Like warbling of a happy bird
That joyed o'er winter flown.
As singer I was never plaun'd;
So I could not aspire
To rise to such a height as stand
Beside her in the choir.
I loved her, and I thank my wits
Another plan 1 knew;
I tried it, and—well, now she sits
Beside me in the pew.
Her voice sings, and my heart replies
Rejoicing in love's crown;
She “raised a mortal to the skies,’’
I "drew an angel down.”
—Town and Country.
T the beginning of the spring
term of bls Junior year "Jack”
Long was sent home from col­
lege In disgrace. For some months he
had been on the tenth course of dis­
cipline, and when he was discovered to
be the ringlender of a gang of Juniors
who had stolen the seniors’ mortar
boards and tied the President of the
class of 1900 to an oak tree on the
campus the faculty decided that It was
time to act. They sentenced "Jack” to
temporary retirement, only promising
that If he did the proper amount of
“its raoPusKD to hkk oxk
NIOHT.”
moonlioiit
work out of college he might be per­
mitted to graduate with bis class.
Prof. Thomas Erskine Hope was
“Jack's” class officer that year, and
Wns held chiefly to blame for the deci­
sion to send hint home.
Prof. Hope,
Irreverently called “Skinny” In joint
allusion to ills middle mime and to his
gaunt and emaciated figure, was a
young man not much older than "Jack"
and his fellows of the Junior class. He
had worked his way through college
and had taken a post graduate course
nt a German university, coining back
then to take the chair of botany at his
alma tuater. He was a young man who
took everything seriously, as one might
have known after looking at Ills little
brown side whiskers and the white
string tie which always encircled his
neck, lie had no sympathy with and
no understanding of the point of view
of rich and fun-loving youths like
“Jack," to whom life was still a jest.
But whatever the professor undertook
lie did thoroughly, which accounts for
the rapidity with which "Jack" Ixtng
advanced through nil "eoerses of dis
clpllne” allowed by the college rules,
until finally he was rusticated on mo­
tion of "Skinny." And "Jack" and his
classmates, with whom he was popu­
lar, held many a conference to discuss
ways and means of getting even with
“Skinny.”
When “Jack" went home for the
Easter vacation It was understood that
lie would not return until the next fa IL
a matter which gave that young man
small concern. He looked uism It sim­
ply as a chance to enjoy himself.
In pursuance of that Idea lie was de
lighted when Ills mother announced
tlir‘ us "Jack" would not be busy in
college tin* family would move up to
their Pike Lake cottage in northern
Wisconsin on June 1, a month earlier
than usual.
The family consisted of "Jack,” Ills
mother, and his pretty sister, Fanny,
v ho wns Just out of tluisbing school.
When commencement
was over
"Jack" had a couple of the “fellows"
from college up to s|s*nd a moot h with
him. while Miss Fanny was hostess
for a bevy of pretty girls, of whom the
most Important, from Jack's stand
point, wan Miss Helen Harvey, a black
eyed daughter of Louisiana, who was
tqtemlliig her first season In the North.
"Jack” had met Miss Harvey at the
school which she and .Fanny both at­
tended. and had so far lost Ills heart
to her ns such a thing was |s>sslble to
him. Now he found himself more
strongly under the spell of the old In­
fatuation. With a quick yielding to
Itnpu'se which waa characteristic of
him. lie proposed to her one moonlight
night under the oaks and was laughed
at for Ills pains.
"Why, Jack.” said the smiling Miss
Helen, "you're really amusing You've
never taken anything seriously In your
life, and so you mustn't expect me to
listen to you. The Idea of a reckless
boy like you. who's Just been expelled
from college, talking about getting
married Is absurd. Besides, 1 don't love
you. Now. let's go back to the house.”
for the next mouth "Jack" repeated
his proposal on an average of once a
Week. Each time he got practically the
same answer. He discovered that un
der her light and gay manner Miss
Helen narvey was really an extremely
serious young woman. She even had
"views” of life, and she told “Jack”
that the man she married must be one
who had "a work” to do In the world.
One good quality about "Jack” Long
was the fact that he was persistent and
hopeful, und he never for a minute
gave up the idea of winning the girl’s
consent at some time. But he and the
other "fellows” agreed that she was a
sad flirt.
Then something providential happen­
ed. A log hotel stood on the lake shore
close to the Longs' cottage. It was
patronized chiefly by hunters and fish­
ermen, who came up for a week or two
at a time, and "Jack” and his college
friends had found plenty of good fel­
lows among them. One night when
they dropi>ed Into the hotel "office"
they were startled to see none other
than Prof. Thomas Erskine Hope. The
professor was sitting In a big chair
with his back to them, and when they
boys bad made certain they were not
mistaken they slipped out of the hotel
without a word. Here was a heaven­
sent opisjrtunity for them to get even
with “Skinny.” How would they do it?
They might "send him to Coventry,"
but that would probably suit him ex­
actly.
"1 suppose,” said Fred Elliot, who,
next to "Jack,” was the wildest man
in the class of '01, “that old ‘Skinny’
has come up here to study coniferous
cryptograms In their native haunts. If
we let him alone that’ll be just what he
wants. We've got to get up some other
scheme to make him miserable."
It took until midnight to decide on a
plan of action. When the boys went to
l>ed they were agreed that poor old
“Skinny” would soon be “up against
it.” They had a scheme which they
were sure would result In his undoing.
They could hardly wait until morning
to try it on.
Now, at college Prof. Thomas Ers­
kine Hope was noted as the most mod­
est and retiring of men. At sight of a
woman lie blushed, and he almost re­
signed his chair when co-education was
introduced into the college. The plan
of the conspirators was based on their
knowledge of this fact. They would
go over to the hotel In the morning
and welcome the “dear professor” with
the “glad hand.” They would insist
on ’ Ills coming over to the cottage,
where be would be presented to Miss
Fanny and her girl friends, and, by­
way of preparing a pleasant time for
him, they would tell the girls in ad­
vance of what was on deck.
“And if he once gets his eyes on Hel­
en Harvey,” said Fred Elliot, “he'll
never have another quiet moment, eh.
Jack?”
Next morning the plan was can-led
out. It worked to perfection. The poor
professor blushed and stammered when
he was presented to the array of girls,
and he almost had a tit when Miss
Helen sat down beside him and asked
about ills work. The conspirators went
out into the woods and almost explod­
ed with laughter when they heard
"Skinny” accept an Invitation to stay
to luncheon nt the cottage.
That afternoon the plot thickened.
The professor did not go out to study
conifers until 4 o'clock. When he
started out Miss Helen Harvey went
with him, currying a basket and a
the woods when “Jack” and young
Elliot came up.
"We’ll steal the boat and bide ft,"
said Elliot, "and then, when they've
botb bad a good scare we'll go back aud
give them the laugh. They make me
tired, and I think it's about time that
Helen let up on poor old 'Skinny,' any­
how. She'll drive him daffy.”
The professor’s boat was bidden and
the boys waited for the couple to re­
appear. When an hour bad goue by and
there was still no sign of them botb
“Jack” and Elliot began to get alarmed.
"There are plenty of cats in the
woods, you know,” "Jack” said, "and
now and then a bear. I guess we had
better go and see if anything has hap­
pened to them."
Accordingly the boys got out of the
boat and pressed their way into the
woods. As they broke through the un­
derbrush which cut off a little moss-
covered knoll from the water a sight
met their eyes which startled them
botb into speechless and open-eyed
silence.
Helen was sitting on top of a low
stump. At the foot of the stump knelt
the professor, looking up at the girl and
bolding one of her hands tightly clasp­
ed In his.
"A-hem,” said Elliot.
The professor turned and Helen
climbed down from the stump and
stood at bis side.
“Youung gentlemen." I>egan old
“Skinny,” In his most formal classroom
manner, "Miss Harvey has promised to
be my wife. We had not Intended to
announce It until after I have had the
honor of calling upon her father, and I
am sure we can trust to your honor as
gentlemen to keep our engagement a
secret until you nre released by a pub­
lic announcement. In the meantime.
Mr. Long," went on "Skinny,” “I have
to thank you for bringing a great hap­
piness into my life.”—Chicago Tribune.
FIRST
MINISTERS
IN
VIRGINIA.
All-Round Men, Who Went to Cock-
Fights b < Well as Prayers.
trowel. It was almost dinner time when
they came buck, and Helen appeared in­
tensely Interested. She Insisted that the
professor stay to dinner.
"We've found three rare varieties."
she said nt the table, "and Prof. Hope
Is going to show me how to Identify
them after dinner."
The professor and Miss Helen work
ed over their books and specimens until
after 10 o'clock that night, and when
the somewhat worried "Jack" went in
to ask Helen to come out In the moon
light and sing he waa told to run along
and not bother. Next day the professor
and Helen hud another engagement to
look tor conifers, and they spent the
evening again (Miring over their speci­
mens.
The boys felt that their Joke was
rather getting away from them. ‘Jack"
(>ut on a playful maimer and ventured
to remark to Helen one morning a cou­
ple of weeks later that "she was lead
Ing old 'Skinny' a merry chase." To his
astonishment the young woman flushed
up rosy red and declared that If he was
alluding to Prof. Hope as “Skinny”
he bad la-tter mend his manners. That
she found a man who bad some serious
purpose In life a great relief as com­
pared with a lot of fillers. That con­
vinced "Jack” that matters had gone
quite far enough, and be determlued
to do something desperate.
One afternoon Helen and the profes­
sor, who by this time were Insepar­
able, had rowed across the lake to a
bank where the professor felt sure he
would find something new In the line
of lichens. They had pulled up the boat
on the bank aud had disappeared Into
Many of Joseph Jefferson’s amusing
sayings are quoted by James 8. Met-
calfe In the account In the
Ladles'
Home Journal of a visit paid to the vet­
eran actor in his winter quarters at
Faint Beach, Florida. He list's a tri­
cycle for th«' short Journeys possible
about that place Once, as he dis-
mounted from it. he remarked: "My
horse Is like David Hamm’s; he'll stand
without hitching. Ami lie's better than
a 'bicycle because he doesn't have to
have anything to lean up against." On
another occasion, when caught in a
rain storm and the wind made It dlffi
cult for one rain coat to keep both the
actor and his companion dry. Mr. Jeffer­
son said, philosophically, not complain
Ingly, “I don't mind being wet all over,
because then you don’t notice any one
place. But this being wet in spots
klud of calls your attention to them."
Lines on Dean Swift-
The subjoined lines on the "witty
dean" were affixed on the night of his
Installation, in 1713. to the doors of the
cathedral of Saint Patrick:
This place he got by wit and rhyuie
And other ways most odd;
And might a bishop be in time—
Did be believe in God.
Ixtok down. Saint Patrick! look, we
pray.
On this thy church and steeple;
Convert thy dsan on thia great day.
Or else God help the people.
—Notes and Queries.
Doctors Scarce In Hungary.
In Hungary there are thousands of
villages and hundreds of small towns
without a doctor within ten miles.
Do good for good's sake and seek
neither praise nor reward.
•
Every man knows worse of himaelf
thau be knows of others.
i
WILD-ANIMAL LIFE.
Unwritten Hietorjr of the Many Trag­
edies of the Woods.
SENEGAL
DANIELL
BUTTER FI E LD.
The recent death of Gen Daniel Butterfieki at his country home in New York
takes front the muster rolls of the Civil War almost the last of the surviving
general officers of the volunteer army. He was never a soldier of surpassing
genius or achievements, blit his patriotism was unquestioned and his services to
his country were important and long continued. Front the time when, as Colonel
of a New York regiment, he volunteered to drill the home guard organized for
the defense of the national capital until the final surrender of Lee, he was al­
most continuously in active service, taking part iu twenty-eight battles, being
twice severely wounded, and three times breveted for bravery. When the war
was over Gen. Butterfield held commission as a Major General of volunteers,
and also held a brevet of the same rank in the regular army. Though he re­
tired from the army in 1869 to take up large responsibilities in civil life, he never
lost his strong patriotism and his military spirit. When the Spanish-American
war broke out he strongly urged upon the Secretary of War the advisability of
calling out the members of the Grand Army post to which he belonged, the mem­
bers of which were ready to fight again for the country they had once de­
fended. |t'hough not a graduate of West Point, he was by Instinct and training
a soldier, and hie body was buried in the national cemetery on the Hudson,
where sleep so many gallant soldiers.
Landon Knight, the correspondent,
has made a special study of the early
church history of Virginia. The fruit
of one of his latest Journeys is a time­
ly and patriotic article, "Where the
Spirit of Independence Was Born.” It
appears In the Woman's Home Com­
panion. He touches many old cus­
toms, and has the following to say of
the ministers of the established church:
“If there Is a striking characteristic
of this early church It was the mutual
"THE OTHER WOMAN.”
devotion of pastor an 1 flock. In this
day. when the church and Its members
To Her Pierre Lorillard Left a Hani-
occupy so largely a merely business re­
some Share Of Hie Estate.
lation to each other, it Is difficult for
It bus become the rule rather than
us to understand the regime of that
the exception that the wills of men of
time. With tender words of hope the
great wealth are contested by the nat­
pastor soothed and strengthened the
ural heirs, who are disappointed with
departing soul; he married them, he
the shares bequeathed them or indig­
settled family quarrels, and If he were 1
nant at the provision made for some
not present when they came into the
world he was pretty sure to be on the ! person or persons whom they consider
as having no moral or equitable right
premises, for the rector of that day
to share in the estate. Unfortunately
loved excitement, lie occupied In noth­
in many instances these contests are
ing a position apart from his parish­
accompanied by revelations of discred­
ioners, but lived the fullness of their
itable chapters in the lives of the testa­
lives, thought with them, ate with
tors, which during their lives have been
them. and. it must be confessed, drank
sealed books to the general public.
with them, sometimes to excess. If
The will of the late Pierre Lorillard,
lie did not like to miss any races, and
who died recently leaving an estate of
frequently himself rode the winn.ng
$4,000,000, Is to be contested because of
horse under the wire; If sometimes he
a handsome bequest to Mrs. Lillie Al-
presided with great dignity and fair­
ness as referee at aristocratic cocking
mains, or put new life into the bettin;
by offering to wager a year’s tithing
on the winning bird, he was at nil
times an elegant gentleman in all that
the word implies; his teachings were
sound, and despite his faults tils In.ltt-
enee was decidedly good. Narrow In
some things and very intolerant in oth- i
ers. lie was nevertheless religious, and
It may be said of him. as It was of poor
IMck Steele, that he spent his time
equally between sinning and repenting, j
In the ceremonials and outward forms 1
of religion he was a martinet, and lie |
could forgive a duel somewhat more
re.idily than absence front church."
Jeff -rson's Horse Like David Harum's
“Wills UK STAKTKK MISS ItARVKY WENT
WITH HIM.”
CIVIL WAR HERO GONE.
husband. The ceremony that gave
Lillian Barnes the name of Allien was
performed In a New York church.
Pierre I.orillnrd was present and It is
said gave the bride to the husband.
Some servants acted as audience and
witnesses.
When the ceremony ended the bride
coolly nodded adieu to her husband at
the church door. She spoke to him as
one who addresses an ordinary ac­
quaintance. In truth she did not know
him very well. Mrs. Allien entered Mr.
Lorlllard’s carriage and was driven
away. Allien caught a train for the
West and, it is reported, he has oblig­
ingly died.
Mrs. Allien lives at No. 11 West 31st
street, the home which Lorillard gave
her years ago. Her father lives with
her. Here Mr. Lorillard. being es­
tranged front his wife, lodged when­
ever he was in the metropolis.
Mrs. Allien wns abroad eight months
with Lorillard when bis health was
falling, and she accompanied him when
he came home to die. She was with him
at the Fifth Avenue Hotel when he
died. Mrs. Lorillard was notified that
her husband was dying and wanted to
see her. The family are divided in
their statement as to whether Mrs. Lor­
illard went to the hotel. It is generally
believed she answered her dying hus­
band's summons, that she met Mrs.
Allien and that a painful scene ensued.
While the stock farm is all that Mrs.
Allien receives by her admirer’s will, it
is claimed that he had provided for her
very liberally during the years they
were together, presenting her with
whole blocks of stocks and bonds. Her
:
Jewels are among the finest in New
York.
Mrs. Allien feels no doubt that the
courts will uphold her rights in the will.
She has stated that she and Mr. Loril-
MKS. I.It.I.IK ALI.1KN.
lnrd were merely good friends and com­
{ lien, wlio was not a relative, but who panions. and that they never met until
wns the friend and companion of Mr. | after Lorillard and his wife were es­
Lorillard for several years Just preced­ tranged.
ing his demise.
To his widow Mr. Lorillard be­
Machine Threads Needles.
queathed an annuity of $.">o.ooo. To two
A little machine which threads 1,000
grandsons he left $800.000. The bal­ needles a minute is in Minneapolis. It
ance of the estate, excepting the fa­ was seen by L. 8. Donaldson, of Minne­
mous Baneoeas stock farm in New Jer­ apolis. In St. Gall, Switzerland, on a
sey. Is left in trust to his three children, recent visit, and he had it sent to his
they to have the Income; the estate to place of business in Minneapolis, mere­
go to Ills grandchildren on the death of ly as an exhibit. The purpose of the
their parents. The stock farm, valued machine is to thread needles that are
at $200,000. is bequeathed to Mrs. Al­ placed afterward in an embroidery
lien.
loom for making the Swiss or Ham­
It is not the mere matter of money burg Ince. Tlte device is almost entire­
which inclines the Lorillard heirs to ly automatic. It takes the needle from
contest the will. Mrs. Lorlllard's son a hopper, carries it along and threads,
and daughters are determined that ties the knot, cuts the thread off a uni­
what they consider her rights shall lie form length, then carries the needle
upheld. They object to any recognition across an open space and sticks It in a
of the other woman.
rack. The work of threading these
Mrs. Allien. Mr. Lorlllard's friend­ needles wns formerly done by band,
ship for whom Is dt'clared to have been nttd the advance from what may be
a scandal at Newport by bls daughter's done by hand to a thousand a minute
husband, is a beautiful woman, tall, by machinery is an index of the prog­
witha charming figure and great brown ress of the Swiss republic.—Chicago
eyes. She Is about 33 years of age. In Journal.
1891, when she waa Lillian Barties, she
Canal Tolls.
met Mr. Lorillard and he was capti­
The toll on an ordinary ship passing
vated by her beauty. Soon afterwards
she went on a long cruise with him, and through the Suez Canal averages about
front that time forward they were rare­ $4.000. The distance Is ninety-two
ly separated. She was the ruler of his miles.
yacht and presided at his table when be
Every one In the world has kin that
entertained. Protests from his family become a problem at a time of a wed­
were of no avail.
ding or a party.
Four or five years ago Lillian con
If there is a drunkard In a brass
vinced Mr. Ixwlllard that she should
we«l An Englishman. Lewis Allien, lit­ band. It is nearly always the bass
tle known in New York, became her player.
One day in the fall of 1888, in the
mountains of Northern Colorado, while
engaged about the ranch, I saw up at
the bead of the meadow, a half-mile
away, a buuch of a dozen antelope com­
ing down from the hills at full speed,
closely pursued by some black animal.
I knew that It must be a black wolf,
since an occasional one had been seen,
and nothing else that I could think of
could run as this was running. All
who are familiar with antelope know
how wonderful is their speed; there are
a very, very tew animals which can
equal them.
When I first saw them the wolf was
perhaps live or six rods behind, and
during the distance I could see them
(possibly eighty rods) it was gaining
steadily but surely, and as they went
out of sight into the hills on the other
I side of the meadow It was seemingly
I about two jumps behind, and they be­
gan to scatter as it was closing In on
them.
I was so intensely interested that I
was fairly riveted to the spot, and not
until they had disappeared did 1 awak-
| en to action. I ran to the bunk-house,
got my’ gun. and ran up a steep, tim­
bered hillside for a near cut to an open
valley, for which they were headed,
i believing it would catch one within a
short distance. When I got te the edge
of the timber on top of the hill I saw
! the antelope all huddled together and
j standing still, just as sheep do after
being scared. The antelope would have
offered a good shot if it had been meat
I was after, but I cared nothing for get-
j ting an antelope, but I did want a shot
at the wolf.
Judging from the actions of the oth-
! ers, I felt certain it had caught one,
but the surrounding country was com­
posed of ridges, ravines and patches of
timber, and notwithstanding my care­
ful search, I failed to And any trace of
the wolf and its prey.
As I trudged back home after my
fruitless chase, I meditated, as I have
often done since, on the long unwritten
history of wild animal life in regions
where man has not broken in upon the
natural conditions; of the contests and
conquests among nature’s wild crea­
tures, from the smallest up to the mon­
archs of the forest, all unknown and
unrecorded, save on rare occasions
when we by chance see for ourselves
or see the evidence thereof, termina-
' ting, of course, in the “survival of the
fittest.”
At one time I was passing along the
edge of the woods In winter when there
was snow. I saw the track of a lynx,
where it had been leisurely traveling
along, when the tracks showed where
It had stopped behind a pine bush and
squatted down In the snow, then made
a tremendous leap out into the open
field and ran a few rodo, evidently at its
best pace.
There was the track of a jack-rabbit
coming down at right angles with the
course the lynx was going, until direct­
ly opposite where the lynx was crouch­
ing behind the bush and about fifteen
feet away, then a sudden turn, and
their tracks were mixed together in the
race for life or a meal; but soon the
tracks showed where jack had left his
pursuer behind, and the lynx went on
his way at his regular gait, but, we will
suppose, not rejoicing, thus showing the
“survival of the swiftest.”
Had jack failed to get out of reach
and the lynx made the proposed connec­
tions there would have been a bloody
trampled spot on the snow, a few patch­
es of white fur. and only the lynx track
leading thither. Written on the snow
like the great white pages of a book
the observer may read most interesting
tales as he passes along, and learn the
life and habits of nature's wild crea-
tures.—Forest and Stream.
Chinese Learning.
There is much to be learned aftvr the
world captures China. Many scientists
believe that the nucleus of great events
is imbedded amid the mysteries of that
great region of country, which may
not be so benighted as is generally sup-
posed. The preservation of grapes, to
make use of one illustration of Chinese
Industry, is one of the many things
that is only known in that country.
Millions have been spent in civilized
countries in futile attempts to.preserve
this fruit. The Chinese have knowu
the secret for many centuries and mil­
lions more have been vainly used In the
effort to drag from them the recipe.
Holman Hunt.
Holman Hunt, the celebrated artist,
who painted "The Light of the World."
Is a subdued-looking man, well past
middle age, with a snowwhite beard
and small, sunken blue eyes. He re­
sides at Putney, near London, in an
old-fashioned bouse furnished in the
most artistic style. The present Mrs.
Holman Hunt Is the artist’s second
wife. They have two children, a boy
and a girl, who are prettily named
Gladys and Hilary, and who both give
promise of artistic abilities.
The Same Effect.
It is observed by travelers In Siberia
that the effect of constant cold Is prac­
tically the same as the effect of con-
»tant heat The people develop a dlsin-
tllnation to work, ami become strangers
to ambition of any description.
Ancient Dictionary.
The Chinese dictionary compiled by
Pa-cut-she. 1.100 years B. C., is the
most ancient of any lexicon recorded in
literary history.
Fggsin France
More
than in
number
ally.
eggs are produced in France
any country In the world, the
being about 42,000.000 annu­
_____________________
The only blusterer from which a
brave man will take a blow is the wind.