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Fairhaven herald. (Fairhaven, Wash.) 1890-????, June 04, 1893, Image 2

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I dreamed we had a fairy boat,
My brother Tom and [—so we
Across a sapphire lake did float—
There was just room for him and me,
~ We'd stored of gingorhread a pile; .
I nursed my doll; he Lrought his horse:
He told me legends all the while
. 1 was his little slave, of course.
? We drifted by most wondrous laads,
Blue mountains, giant rocks, deep caves,
) Broad stretches of fine golden sands
Y Whereon scarce lapped the erystal waves.
We moored our beat where darkening shades
Of arange groves hung overhead:
We played at buii within cool glades;
We watched the sun grow dusky red.
&)h. here forever let us stay!”
Cried I, and clasped Tom's hand—and he
Did not, as usual, lnugh and say,
“When I'm fourteen, I'll go to sea!™
~Lady Lindsay
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&rs. Delameter sat in her bay window
sewing. She was thinking as well as sew
ing—thinking of something that had hap
pened 1n the morning.
If any living sonl had dared to insinuate
.to Mrs. Delameter that her husband was
capable of a meanness, she would have
arisen in her wrath and hurled indignation
at) the offending insinuator. And yet
there had been times in the course of their
year of married life when she had almost
admitted as much to herself in her inmost
heart, though she had always hastened to
assure herself that he “dido’t intend it”
$ and was “only thoughtless.”
The trouble lay in a nutshell--there was
only one pocketbook in the Delameter fam
ily, and its abiding place was Mr. Delawme
ter’s pocket. To a woman who had sup
ported herself single handed and alone
for several years previous to marriage it
seemed unbearably bumiliating to be
obliged to sue for every dollar she spent, to
say nothing of being expected to explain
for what particular purpose each inlividnal
dollar was to be expended
That morning she felt the last straw had
been added to her load of humiliation. She
had conceived the brilliant plan of asking
for more money than her immediate neces
sities demanded, with the idea of sparing
herself a few unnecessary humiliations in
the near future. She had serewed up her
courage as sheate her break fast 1o ask tim
idly, as Mr. Delameter rose from the table:
“Tom, can you spare me £10%”
“What's the tronble now?"” asked M
Delameter good naturedly
“I—need a pair of boots.’
“Whew! Ten dollars for a pair of boots®’
and be arched his eyebrows, still good na
“No,” stammered his wife, feeling and
looking as gnilty as though she had robbed
a neighbor’s clothesline over night, “the
boots will be only #3, but—l thought it
would be handy to have a little money by
me and--not to have to trouble you so of
And Mr. Delameter—her face grew hot,
and she breathed fast every time she
thought of it—Mr. Delameter took as 2 bill
and a $1 bill and a silver half dollar, and
laid them on the table, saying in an off
hand way, ‘] guess that'll do you this
time,” and then put np his pocketbook and
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went away whistling
¥ Mrs. Delameter was a good little woman,
and she endeavored loyally to find excuses
for such atrocious conduct. She was a for
giving little woman, too, and so when the
) clock on the mantel struck the half hour
7 after 5 she folded up her work, and set the
tea table with the pnfly cream cakes Mr.
Delameter so loved and which she had
made in the morning, and put on the even
‘ slices of homemade bread, light as a feather
and sweet as a nut, and opened a jar of the
peaches she canned the full before, and
made thetea in the precise manner he liked
it made.
And Mr. Delameter camne home, and gave
his wife an affectionate greeting, and
looked at her admiringly across the table,
and praised her cream cakes. And after
supper he drew her down on his knee and
y said how jolly it was to have a home of
\ one’s own and not have to live in a horrid
Iboarding house, and he was altogether in
such a pleasant mood that Mrs. Delameter
dared attempt a little serious talk and
paved the way by informing him that:
“Miss Southernwood came to see me to
“Ah! She'’s the millinery lady, I believe?”
“She wants me to trim hat« for her in my
spare time this summer.”
“Indeed! Well, I hope you seut her to
the right about face in double quick time.
The idea of my wife working in a shop!”
said Mr. Delameter,with considerable spirit.
“I wish you'd let me do ir.”
“For goodness sake, what for!” and Mr
Delameter spoke a little testily this time.
“Because I—it wonld seem so good to
have a little money of my own.”
“Well,don’t you have money of your very
own? All that’s mine is yours.”
“1 suppose so—but, oh, Tom, you don’t
know how I hate to ask for it.”
“You silly little goose! Did I ever refuse
you? I can’t see why under the canopy you
should feel that way!”
“But really, Tom, I think—l'm almost
sure—yon would feel the same way.”
“Nonsense! [ shouldn’t either I'd jusi
as lief ask as not.”
“Would you be willing to prove it?”
“Certainly 1 would if there wasany way.
but I don’t quite see’ ——
“Tom, wifi you prove it if I'll think of a
“M’'m, well—yes—l guess so. What's the
“Well, I'll take that money I laid up be
fore I was married out of the bn:flkl.-nd
{ when your pay day comes you t
> n? cent of your money into the bukl"'n
“Well, I will—on your book?”
“Oh, no! That would spoil everything!
Promise me you won't ever try to replace
my money!”
. “Well, I promise,” said Mr. Delameter,
w‘ at her eargestness.
he looked thoughtful for several
! minutes,
“How long must the experiment last to
convince you?"
“Well, I think a month would do, don’t
““I’Ohhk it woul;l." he hml d"l’ém
] lglm orgot his lg‘lllfl'
just as he was being paid off the next day,
and then, being a man of his word, he
‘ on the way home and m?hdhh
into the coffers of the bank, carry
away with him a solitary ni&oh which
overlodked in the pocket he
his car fares, Then the the whole af
] slipped from his mind.
The next morning he parted with the
“nickel to the car couductor with cheerful
.’/rm- and realized not that he
He was ing his lunchbox at noon,
‘when, as lx'vlmuld have it, there sudden
it 3y before i a friend of his boy
days who bad grown rich and aristo
in the years since they had met, Mr.
gl in an exuberance of w
: conducted bim to
; A . i - .
priced restaturant in the vicinity, ordercd a
dinner in keepina with the place, leisnyoly
discus<ed it with his feicnd, wo tat its ¢lose
complacently dvew footh ar i opened his
kethook. Hisfeeliizs at that interest
r:;momn-nt may bhe botier borgined than
describod, as Lhe novelists say
That night he was glam all supper time
and afterward buried himself in the day
before's newspaper till heliime. When
morning came, be lingered about alter
breakfast was over with no ostensible ren.
son, at last made a feint nt starting and
then came back #vain.
“Oh, by the way,” hesaid, with a fine air
of carelessness, "1 had to borrow some
money yesterday.”
“How much " asked his hetter half, with
a little blush,
“Five dollars ™
“What for?” trembled on Mrs, Delame
ter's lips, bhut shie did not say it. She sim
ply handed him the exact sum.
"I guess you'd better lgt me have a little
for car fares while you're about it.”
A 10-cent piece was carefully selected and
laid in his palin.
Mr. Delameter did not forget his straiten
ed condition that day. He remembered it,
of course, when he sent the bill to his friend.
He felt it when he passed a fruit stand on
which were displayed some particularly
fine oranges. It was called to his attention
when the little lame boy with eandy made
his usual round of the « Tice. It was pain
fully presented to his wiind when a man
with a subscription paper, whercon figured
the name of Delameter, eame to collect the
money subscribed, and the lack was keenly
appreciated when he had to forego buying
his usual evening paper
The third day he braced up, and with a
reluctance he was wholly unable to con
ceal requested the means wherewith to buy
a pair of light trousers. He secretly decid
ed to go without the necktie and socks he
had intended getting at the same time till
another month, and as the garment was of
cheaper quality than he had originally
thought of having he had enough money to
carry him through the day.
The fourth day was Sunday. Mr. Dela
meter thought of the contribution box and
decided he wouldn’t attend church. His
head ached, he said
The fifth day the grocer called at the of
fice for his pay. and Mr. Delameter, mum
bling something about *pocketbook in oth
er pants,” sent him to the house, though in
former days ke had pooh poohed the idea of
that being the more convenient way and
had decreed that the grocer shonld come to
the office for his money.
The sixth day Mrs. Delameter, with un
looked for gencrosity, gave him 50 cents
when he asked for car fare, and on the
strength of this he hailed a man with straw
berries on his way home at night, bought
two boxes and found he was 6 cents short.
The seventh day Mr. Delameter realized
that the experiment wasn't working quite
in the way he meant it should, so he pulled
himself together and boldly asked for a $lO
“What for?” gqueried his wife, as though
with an effort. =
“I—well, I want to get a pair of boots.”
“Men'’s boots come high, don’t they?” fal
tered Mrs. Delameter, with an artificial
smile as she opened her pocketbook.
“Oh, the boots won't §: more than $4
probably, but I guess [ can makeaway with
the rest.”
~ Mrs. Delameter hesitated, blushed, bit her
lip, then slowly handed out two §2 bills and
a silver half dollar. .
“I guess that will do you this time,” she
murmured, with downcast eyes.
Mr. Delameter glarved at her, and made as
though he would cast the money from him.
Then suddenly he seemed to recollect some
thing, and a brilliant red color flamed up
from the edge of his white shirt collar to
the roots of his hair. He jammed the
money vicionsly into his breast pocket,
made use of some word indicative of ex
treme anger and flung himself out of the
house, slamming the door with great ve
hemence behind him
Mrs. Delameter threw herself face down
ward on the lounge and eried and eried.
The terrible fear that she had offended him
beyond forgiveness, and that he would
never return to her, assailed her at inter
vals all through the day.
When Mr. Delameter did actually come
home at his usual hour, she hardly dared
raise her eyes to his face. But he was very
quiet and did not slam things and bardly
looked up from his food all tea time.
When Mrs. Delameter had cleared up the
dishes, she slipped up behind her husband
as he sat in the bay window with his el
bows on his knees, his face between his
hands and bhis eyes on the carpet and
mpui the boue of contention, the pocket
, into his lap and fled.
He caught her dress before she had got
very far and pulled her back.
“Fannie,” hesaid with whimsical serious
ness, ‘‘do you believe there is money enough
in this pockethook to induce some mus
cular man to kick me all I deserve to be
“Oh, Tom!” sobbed Mrs. Delameter, *“‘can
{ou ever forgive me? You dou't know how
hated to be so hateful!”
“Oh, come now! Do you pretend to say
you didn't enjoy it*"
“Of course | didn’t!” was tbe indignant
answer, and then Mr. Delameter threw his
head back and laughed and laughed.
Finally he sobered down. *“Well,” he
said, in a very businesslike way, “now we’ll
bave this thing fixed up. IHave you any
fdea how much our household expenses
“I have kept an account of that and of
my gerwnul expenses,”’ said Mre, Delame
ter, bringing him the book, “but I didn’t
know how much you earned, or how much
your expenses were.”
Mr. l’?:lnme!er glanced at the neat col
umus and turned over the leaves to look at
the footing up for the whole year. Hegave
alow whistle,
“Fannie,” be said, “you are a dear little
economical angel.”
Then be proposed that whenever he was
id off the honsekeeping expenses should
:d«duct«l from the amount received and
the rest equally divided between them.
They fo‘lowed this plan, and it worked
like a charm.—Loudon Tit-Bits.
Working Without Pay.
The best recommendation #hat 1 have
beard of two well known physicians in the
fashionable part of the city, where people
are too fond of supposing that only “‘top
loftical” sentinents have any show at all,
is a recent night's work that they did. The
object of their solicitations was a dog, not a
dog that a bench show man would look
once at, but an intelligent, affectionate an
fmal. His leg was broken, and he did not
behave well after it was set, and the result
was a condition of affairs that under ordi
nary circumstances would bave led to poor
Roger's funeral. But Roger isn’tdead. He
is the liveliest animal and one of the best
natured and seemingly hn‘mwlm that I ever
saw, all because the medical men, who gen
erally ask and get a bandsome fee for tak
ing one's temperature and prescribing for
it or whatever else is wrong with one, did
lfi did fo;. nothing for tbolnl;:omnmlm'
wlat could only by ng
the hands that hurt Co”b:{—-m Globe,
Barbarigus 1o New York City.
When the Ellis island employees ar
rived at the big landing station the other
morning, they found that a group of 70
Africans—men, women and children—
who had arrived the day before had dis
carded their “Luropean” clothes and had
returned to the brecchelout and beads of
their native simplicity.
The clothing they had been forced to
wear was scattered upon the floor, dis
carded and despised. 'The keepers eoimn
pelled the Africans to resume their cast
off clothing. It was noticed that, while
they reluctantly donned the regulation
clothes, they were not at ull particular as
to choice. Whatever happened to be
nearest at hund was grabbed up and put
on. When a burly warrior discovered
that his ponderous legs were not intend
ed for small trousers, he conceived the
idea of wearing the trousers as a chest
protector. He drew the trousers upon
his arms and tied the collar of the coat
around his waist,
The rigors of the climate played havoc
with the coustitutions of some of the
Africans, and one big fellow, Wada
chazza Kinlali, a member of the king of
Dahomey's army, died from the effects
of exposure. He was the husband of
seven wives, all of whom were with him
when he died. They didn’t shed many
tears, but as mementos they cut off
portions of his ears and toe nails, then
shaved the hair off the side of his head,
and he was ready for burial. The seven
dusky widows went to Chicago with the
rest of the Africans, leaving the body of
the dead man to be buried by the aun
thorities,—New York Advertiser.
Let Us Have a Rest From Centonninls,
It might naturally be sipposed that
the father of centennials was no les® a
patriarch than old Father Time himself,
but it seems that this title is claimed for
one Peyton of New Jersev, of whom it is
alleged that he is the responsible orig
inator of all the centennials we have
been having, fromm Bunker hill, in 1875,
to the fair at Chicago. Moreover, it is
stated that this relentless being, not yet
glutted with commemoration, is at work
on an international celebration of the
birth and death of Christ, to be held at
Jerusalem in the ycar 1900,
If Colonel Peyton has any friends, they
will confer a favor by purchasing stor
age for him in some good safe deposit
company and locking him up there and
depositing the key to him in the East
river. This generation has had plenty of
centennials. It does not want to go to
any more ever after this year. So that
heaven sends it strength and means to
make a thorough job of the Chicago
fair it will never ask to see another show
of more importance than the late Mr.
Barhum’s circus, and it will not look at
that unless it is bronght around to its
door. After all the centennials that it
has experienced nothing less than a mil
lennial could possibly start its enthusi
asm, and happily Colenel Peyton and all
the rest of us will be permanently at
rest years and years before the times are
ripe for a millennial at Jerusalem.—Har
per's Weekly.
English Satlors Don’'t Want Tips.
Late Saturday afternoon a group of
sailors from the Magicienne and Tartar
stood on Riverside drive talking to an
old man with a high hat and gold eye
glasses. The old man had stopped them
and was asking them to cxplain several
matters about their respective ships,
They conversed for abont 10 minutes,
Then the old man put his hand in his
pocket and drew out some $1 bills. He
offered a bill to each man. The sailors
drew back affronted. They refused to
accept them.
Finally one of them, who acted as
spokesman, said, touching his cap:
“Much obliged, sir, but we don't take
money—we earn all we want, But,” he
added in a propitiatory tone, “if you 'ad
a cigar, sir, we'd be willin to smoke it.”
But the old man did not smoke, un
fortunately. Ile walked away looking
very blank.—New York Evening Sun.
The First Cablegram.
The first message over the Atlantie
cable was a dispatch from Queen Vie
toria to President Buchanan, There were
95 words in the message, but owing to
something getting wrong with the wires
it was 24 hours from the time that the
first word was received until the last was
taken off. The principal part of the
message was the queen’'s expression of
the wish that the cable would prove a
bond of union and a link of friendship
between the two great nations. Mr.,
Buchanan heartily concurred in this
wish and incidentally remarked to her
majesty that in his estimation this
“crowning trinumph of science would
prove a greater boon to humanity in
general than the results of all the hard
fought battles ever won,”—Sßt. Louis Re
Seizing “Bob” Veal.
The seizure of 90 carcasses of *“‘bob”
veal a few days ago recalls the vigorous
campaign of five years ago. when as
many as 300 carcasses were seized in a
day. It was then dangerously plentiful
in the markets. Any calf under three
weeks of age is called “bob” veal, In
case of a seizure the commission dealers
are allowed §1 for each skin. The flesh
is sent to Barren island. It must be said
to the credit of the inspectors that they
bave almost stopped this traffic. Theut
most diligence is required.—New York
Ornaments of the Anclents.
Theearliest forms of bracelets, wreaths
and other personal decorations in gold
of the Assyrians, Egyptians, Greeks and
Etruscans were fashioned and hammered
cold and not having their parts soldered
together. It is an entiremistake to sup
pose, though the statement has frequent
ly been made, that ornaments were at
any time made of pure gold. This was
an impossibility because the fragility
of gold without alloy made it impracti
cable ever to attain a ht«her standard
than 28 carats in 24.—Lohdon Times,
The diamond, though hard, is one of
the most brittle of stomes, A fallona
wooden floor will sometimes crack and
ruin a fine diamond,
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|: The Greatest Area of adjacent Agricultural Land :
|l The Most Magnificent Forests of Timber in the World |«
Isl The Finest Natural Townsite and Water Front 4
€| Immense Veins of the Best Coal in the West x
14l Mountains of First-class Iron Ore .
|« Silver, Lead and Gold Ores ®
Il Extensive Quarries of Blue Sandstone for Building S
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The Termmus of the Fairhaven & Soathern Railroad, now owned by the Great Norther
Railway Co., the best equipped line on the coast and the Shortest Trans-continental Route by abon
250 miles, now being built to the North, Bouth and KEast, will make Fairhaven the ' terminus «
three Trans-continental railroads; the nearest great port to the Strait of Juan de Fnca and the sea
vearer by water to San Francisco than any of the large Cities of Pnget Sound and 600 miles neare
to Japan or China than San Francisco, and hence on the shortest possible route to the Orient.
Daily train service via. the Northern Pucific to all points.
Bellingham Bay is now one of the two western termini of the Canadian Pacific.
Fairhaven, tapping with its railroads Lboth the Nooksack and Skagit Valleys' has, withou
doubt’ more resources required to build up a great city and give employment to a large populatior
than any other portion of the United Btates.
Full printed and written information will be furnished on application to
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