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THIS' PAPER t
la the beat nUvcrtbiug medium
Id Polk county,' and constantly
growing better. - ?
1st OutsiHiUn lu fnvor of llie
Kxivllcinv of (lit'
a m Family titul General New.
INDIiPKNDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, FKID.Y, JANUARY Itf.'lrtOl
Five Cents Per Copy.
$2.00 lVr Year.
THE WEST SIDE
Fo'k County Pulisliinj Company
.MJtaterrd M Ik Poel mi lu Iltdapasdf Mt
3retm, iu eatMtwt elane Matter,
rWAIU.K IN AnVANCK.
Six Month . .
When uot paid lu advane
Inder-endeitea U loeatad l tbe eeed o (aw
tnuott (lha t .( Ilw yn. " WUlaau
rivtr mid lh mla Una ol Iba Orawua aa
ralllorma K.llroad; ooulaloe puUtlott l
WW Ml. ta th BtlMtlll lpplf
Hit eToiutv. ll'h "' '','M,'
wealth? and IkWklf populated la Will-tin-
rotlay ..... -
Tholeadlif inereeeiai aire...."". .
Silt! U tllnalB eneblea II M b.0U l IM ba
I AdvarlUlua laadnaa.
JOB PRINTING I
Latest and Best Styles,
tKO AT Ml .
LOWEST h UVING r RATES,
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LKR & BUTLRR,
Physicians & Surgeons.
U. S. Examining Surgeons.
.; aut lid ol Mala Hi.,
ISlTrEM' t.Sl E, ORKQOH
DR. J. K. LOCKE,
Physician nnd Surgeon.
IJueii Vlt. Oregon.
DR. J. B. JOHNSON,
All work wrrntrt1 to give the bt
SI'.l ltKT StiCIKTIKS.
ii. f W -IM'KrKNIiKMK IjUm.K
in.'.-i. I'vi-ry Mt.mltir niichi In
Miimhiip hull. All I't'Miriilnif iimirn n. inviint
t..tl, lli JAMKH lillWlIN, M. W,
K. V. I'M T"N. lt.'.-.T.I,T.
,rt. '.' K , hwlt In Ma-
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K. A. iHit'TY, rrliiry.
VV. L WILKIN,
.t tiffin y nil'! I "It lli tr l I it a .
All Infill itmlin'ii i-nmi'tcd t" mi- will n.-i'li
I'p,iiiiI A tlru! I,.ii.
anirnioNs A SI HIM, )
(itt( 'ti' 1 1 in i.'imr, Il f'tjiHtti utv, f
A. M. HURLEY,
Attorney an I Counselor at Law.
lfflce: rr Miln nd Munmoulh U.,
INIiFI': M KS( E. 0BB00B
MRS. A. M. HURLEY,
Milaeryi Fancy Goods
Kext to Independenc Ktlonal Bnt
CITY MEAT MAKKET.
Clmli-f lU. f, Mnlt'in. Pork anil Veal iilwnya
-Haiioiifi' III iiwin.
(i ikW n (I tnlti.vk-
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DR. JOPOAN'S A CO'S.
MUSEUM OF XNATOMT.
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Admlaalon 'lt i'i-iiIm.
(In iiinl loom Ikiw Ui nvold
(IlKlllKl-. ( llltlllltl,,ll H lid
tii iiliiii iit p.-raoiinlly r hy Irl-ii-r,-ii
i-' riiiiit',rlii-H or k,-iiIih1
wimiIi in-- nnd iillilli,iie"ilini'ii.
Ki-nil fur bunk. I'l'ivine ofttre
all (ii-ary Mt. I niiMillnlloii frif,
VM VOTE YIS !
Yes v- i r.t .'
Why. IIKXKIK.Sc WAI.KKIi
ar : tin; li-niliiip;(inii'i'rH in Polk Co,
iiml il'Hi'l y-ni f't'K''t it.
; ,r ,.r rir.i' f-'i--f1, ffnokK foafflWl
. '.' ! iMt ti'iiti fniin all
i -, . , . , . ' itjit iib post
t , i ".i 'm to Hmi',
Caveat, nnd Trdn-Mrk obtained, and all I st
ent IninlniiM rondnriftd fur Modenl Fee.
Our Offlc it OpfinaKe U. 8. Patent Otflcj.
and we run m-rure latent In lc time tnn tno
remote from WimhlnKton. ,
Hend model, dmwhiKor photo., with dearrlp
tloii. We dvle, If pnlenlable or not, free of
churtre, Our fee not due till intent I lecnred.
A PamDhlel, "How to Obtain Patent," with
name of urinal client In ruurBtate, couotT.or
town, aent free. Addre,
Opposite Patent Offloa. WuhlngtM, 0, 0.
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Vloe PrMltlwrtt, L. W. HOMHTiOM.
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tWMtt unit il fatta
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mall' karfla artal umil kf Tat
CAPITAL STOCK, $50,000.
H. HINSOMBERO, trlik.nt.
A8RAM NELSON, Vloa Praaldant.
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A tartl buktae 4 trhnr kaataaa
tnnaaa,), In Md Milt UwonoWdV, .
xralal ara4Ha ruM; aaaaalt nemtn mm
arrcat araoaa aaajaal t (Moki laarat fid
Joahua MoDanlal, H. H. Jaatxiraon,
A. J. Ooodman. H. Hlraahbar.
Abram Nalaon, T. 4. Lat.
L A. Allan.
(StUtilUked wj Katloaal tultiorilf .)
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Or SALBM, ORKOOM.
CAPITAL, PAID UP, $5o,ooo.oo.
B. I. VALUCB, W. W. MABTIir,
J. B. ALBMT, Oaaaiw.
althM la art ai
ttrafw ava ilraal aa Ma Tact, CatBMO,
'Maaaav ujaaoa, ma, ana.
THE POLK COUNTY BANK,
fraalitnit, f Portland).
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1. V, I. HUTI.IR, A. B. OBICKii,
A taneraral hanitat otutaaa trnvta4. Da
olu retlrd uMcl lo ebarlt. ar on aartlfloaW
Si daportt Loan. aiad. bill dleroaolad.
ehnj. boufbt ai aoM, Intaraat paid on time
riraprool eaalt and burfUr proof mS ecar4
kr Yale Una lock.
Offlee homi I a, m. to 4 f. m.
The Celebrated French Cure,
Tt.rrai.ied " APUDnniTINT" or tnnnr;
tit iinvwi i int. Tr
I Hoi.n o
to en r any
dlaa-.e, ur any
dlminli-r nl III
ftatu of either
laltiar from the AFTER
xi'i-uive nieni HiiinniaiiiH, -iixiacro or iipiiim,
or throiitfli yonlhhil ludlarralli n, over Iniluli
eiice, Ac, m a a Uw of Brain Puwer, Waknlnl
nraa, lii-arlnii ilnwn I'alnilti tin Hai-k, Hi inlnal
v ,'!i iii. ir)'itertn,Neryim,Pr,mtrlloii Niii'lnrn
I Eiiilnai'ini, lMll,',irrli,ea, llliilneaa, Weak Mem
nry. Iunf Power and linnnteiiejr, whli h II m-
rh'i li-d often l.-a-1 lo ireintiireiil,lai'aii,l lnan
ly. Prlrell.bu a Ikix. t buiei lor Bi'iit or
mall mi rerelnt of lob e.
A WIIITTKN tili AKANTP.R for every .V(K
order. In rallllld tin mniiey If I'ermanrii.
rure Ii nut efti-i'ted. Thniiand "I leatliniiulala
fniiii old and yontif , o' bold nen. ,niiaiiently
cured by AriinntiiTiH. (Vrenlnr free. A,ldret
THE APHRO MEDICINE CO.
WWrTEaN ahi u,
BOX V, PORTLAND, OR.
For iuln by Hunter k Locko.
Cash Grocery & Bakery
ON 0 STREET.
freih Bread, Plea and Cake on hand every day
A tall and freab atoek tat naned food. Bear,
tau, oofee, itifar, eaadlee, clfar and lobaoooa,
P. B. TATLOA, Proprietor.
II. H, I'ATTKHHON,
II. I'. 1'ATTKUSON,
W. (J. KHAR-MAN.
8u ts Made fo Order and fit Guaran
teed. OuHtom flood lor Mnreliiinlaainl olliern I
cut ami Prcawd. I will open I 'onllil.v e
wiiilB wilh Merchant al Independence ai-
tloninoiilh for Iteouttlng.
C. Street. Opposite 10,
The Great Composite Novel.
rht Joint Work of l. T. H A UN I'M.
JOHN L. HDI.Iil VAN, III 14. NVM.
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AI.KItKI) U t A1.IIOI N. IIOWH t
HI' MM Kls IMNI'iM"tXH IIVHNKi,
I'AVMNK IIAI.U Ml KAHTIjAKK,
W. II. UAI.MH'. NKl.li Nlbli)N
nl All AN ItAI.K.
cii ti-rru I -llv W. H. Hllu.-llinry Hmi.
tliull. a viitnii hi-IUI. i
Klilln iiRVriih in
l .r ,n r. in lilullv aKrti'llM Ilia Hiruillllv!
Ill Idi al wlla. to Ilia BaliiliMlllialll haaana
lil Ulrui tt'tlmlctl In tli mirror, all
nunf a (Htriv ur Amr, ninalaltne or u uld
man, imiiinlv in-r miimr, a oniaa ajiu
a man villi vlllnlnmia oounlanaiuw. Ha
niak a U,'li'li ut ihr ),ariy. IMirlnii Ilia UllMI
llin alrl ilav aiilniin digly on li'f vlollw. It
(tpiainilniM m nialia ltr amnainlanw. but ua.
,,n nrlalna III Ilia ni.irnliii lia tlmla thattlw
train ha Iwn In Ilia Hmn.l fanlrat i.i
,n,a liiiun. aud llial Ilia (atrty, ul mr haa
rMarr lH Kll Whaalfr Wllon. Mfc
Crawainl. Ilia iluiiiliirr Kiln. Mia llruwn, a
f.nriii-u, and I r. W alatm on niy rial on
Wait Tlilrvliiliili alrwit. Tli"lr naoiaa aa
all ainiiiird lo lioln arniia atniral. Kiln iUa
hrr Intltor llial li lialfa lr, walann and i,l
ia. u lo hla iir"ni In Hi liouaa, uK MA
t'mliril liill llial Ilia d,'lir a iiraaftioa la
ll,.wrv lo lillll. St alaotl jaaiawawa hyimolll'
lnlliiMi'oypr Mm, and U Irauad villi Mlaa
Hniwn In nH-ml chihum-i. A irc(lli liHl lor
hlni. Kiln flay on lit-r vhiIIii i itlHl. A
inoiilli laii'r llim.lmll iwaniiwa aii at a
llVIMIiilU'l'tlllllHIiOt. H MiHUlaOfllwakalfb
ma, la In lha rar ilflolla Imttlaa Ilia deni
al ilia l'ulrlvlliili airiwl flat, Iml !' iftt
In) IIiiiUIIi Mr' ! mid. Tim aama day
aaira'iK wouiaii filla at ilia Hal aaaklng a"
Ur. Hamliaw, and Iraym nniunllig IlirfWU
aiialu.l Dr. W ataon or ttxnaliaw.
CiiAi-mHl .lly MaJ. AlfrPit ('. Calhoiinj-r
Ti'in W,ly. dtii-llva, ihiIU at llxnaliail a
ludlo anil anva dial li aa lr. Wataon lam
ina In a wiiinati on I ni.oi aiira. im aliadow
ad Ilia Kiiitntii In laatrdlni liiin,aon Hnxinit
..M llftn.liatl'a tatlirr illa and trlla lha
v.tmiff artl.l Lhal ha la III III IHiwar of
llarlman, who ran nun htm, lie Iniploraa
Uaiinlo marry th banliara ilauaioar aim
una wttn lilin, IliMirjr uhimlmn rrliiftauily
i do tn. MKanwhllr flia frawll.nla liav
mnyad luriliar un town
Muaa Hatred "1 1".
al,u Im man. ami nnall) law kin n liar
vl.illn and ima ailarta aha Ira.aa lha houaa.
U liilawrillntwa larH.Bnt Mi Ilia M ai-tat
omianian aaa her 10 rred III aivarUa
nl mat ir II la a.4ail orrily. 1 ha aaV
avriiwniaul l for a ktn) yMlulat. , ;
CHrri By Alan iia -Mnhll In
tluia lan-uniaa oanl lo ln llarlioall,
,,..i,w martyr ul liimaeir. Ha lia tarma It.
Miaa iiailman haa a Mr. Bimllh ftr iw-
iMiilna. Tuaariutr-alltuur. day alian J'U
I. ,nii. and nnd ii,n ilia rl,ir a Imna-h ,n
itlnlii) Krirult or I'r, vTalaiut. 11 a
ii- ,i,i,d by Mr. rtiullh. who ri'lum loat
r.r hr iimKriy nd rliida It In limianall'
hand. Kiiitanatli.tn dlow. and HnoaKall
Irnni.tliul I'r U ala,,ll I. Mr. Hulllll r Inia.
band: that ln imma l liiiardl and that h
i. - hiiutt!at. tin haa liumaruoa allaaaw.
llniaiiaw Ih'Iik aiuona lha niniilT, It
abanih'iiMt hi afita two tmintli aftr-r marfl
aa. and ihi baa ainra) baao ln hllo lr
nrll(a. .Ira. Hlllllll and llrnaliall a4tr U)
iuln fnn-a Mid !" lb villain.
i-...wu n Ii llntrra A Mumtnrl. Or
U mans I. mimoowwd on Itnaularay to llarr
MioininnK, oourai t innaer anu uiu inm,,
in, invllrn Iiiiii wi Htrlnway liull t,,litar hl.
naw viulln arilat, who inakiaj bar ttbtluit
at'iilim. The ilal-r Iratm MrlnmaU nd
ride In fiilort .inure. hera hr iineipariailly
l-uina t'rmwhird. Ha WHlliiw
lain her.wheu Hon.liall ,a ara and thru. l.
iha ,,-i,ir a.l,K. While "i"' are nuarn-nni
K.lna ill-,aii'r l ha artlal itieata Hank.r
lliiriimwi. who lo. lata llml llrii'liall aball
.vi niuiny him ami lnaloihe wailainy of
...... i 1 1,. nKbi. Maanwhll Ur. V.t,u
Miiiia in Hie cini-loat.in (bat Mulniwaic'a
vlnltol.t iniil I K.lna lYawlord. tly rteniy
i.m... i, ..-nil,., lit auaiOrliiiia. Ili.l,all
,-tt. lilmarll lo Harilii,in, and lralli( I he
iau.lomy of inii.lf antrra mwnwiiy ball. He
waiibvd by I'r. W aiaon, ,
VI. -CHECK! TO THE WRONO OSE?
Bj PAULISE HALL UluiUt4 k;
Mi AUOE M. LOVETT. .
KVipyrbtbi. All rlfhu raaarred.) i
Aa Ilfiirv Hniwlmll went Into Bteln
way liall bo rauiiht iht of Dr. Wataon
atiiulinv over at the ritfht Inuitl nntranoa.
Their eye nu t, tuul each fi'H that It waa
war to tlm kiiifti U-tvYifti tliem. ,
Wluit riuwiiliiy U Im up to uowr tha
youiiK artiat miittnrt'J to hiuiattlf, M ha
follnwi'il hi fiieuil into the hll-
It wo wull flUfl. Tlie now violinist
hd Ihtd tlniroiiirlily mlverllafii It waa
cliilineil ttnit kIik ww tli "gmttent of
her In the uo of th violin, anrl tliat
Olo Dull. Joachim or Rtkriuuill conld not
hriiiu luoro i h'r ami ptuwlonitte tunna
from the Intnitntnit. .
Hi'tiry llenliftll reml thli on th" pro-
irrftiiiine with n mnile. The eonoeii wa
well on in the aecond half. nd A WomBO
wainirlii n olo when they enterod.
TV. net unniber wa br Hchnmanu,
and wm to be by the brilliant "Louine
Naville" ' '
The hall waa ao full that Benahall'l
friend lutid they would Und In the rear,
a it would be a bother to go way down
to the front of the house where hi nat
wae, and lwldt' he wuhetl to remain
with UcnHhall, who had only purchased
an adniliwion ticket.
The youiiK rtUt'i attention waa dia
tracted by hi reverie on Dr. Wataon.
"1 imiHt K''t Mr. Smith to make a
ohftriro Hifainst hlni thitt will lead to hi
arrent if it liecome neceenary to pniUct
my ideal from him. But (lie mut (till
be nnder hi riiaclimtioni, tor an wisnn
to avoid thi If powuble.
At tliie moment the aoplauM drew hla
atumtlon to the ttage. The audiencai
had evidently xn carried away by Mis
ev1le( piayiug. tor mcy . 'rov -
Ingher nppcanuic for the Schumann
nmiihor with that l-arty cupping ' or,
hand which la the artist t moet cordial
and Inspiring greeting from the pnouo.
Ho glanced nt the Doa.Uirui giri, wno
advanced with a dignified manner to tlie
frreit of the atage, slightly (tnlllng her
wcognltlon of the greeting which had
been (riven to her. I
One glance told hlni that Lonlne Nev-
illo wan hia ideal of the W agner car.
.a or t'awaguer car.
Tim fair fa waa
a that wiucn naa iiannn-
ed him ao conatnntiy, wamngor aitwping.
"(live n.e vonr irlaaa for A moment.'
he exclaimed excitedly to hi. trientt, ai-
...t.i uiJm hi. k.ndi h.
lulled it (trBightat the girl', face. Bh.
hadpnt the violin nnder her chin, and
.i o . .. u.- i. k.n,t livhtw
KJUClUua """ -
She had put the, violin under her chin,
YbkI It vns she. The. dream of th
..,:. i i,v,i lu.foio him. fidror than
ho had imagined. She was dressed very
siinplv in a iwwn of while satia. with a
tarn o! whmdlk.t her ibartw'
lia fait thrill of Ullhtl Hh .ii1
nwwwr to Uim than tvar, TU purp
which ha hul iworn In the Wa(foor car.
when H wwtnml u wild Mid lmrioalblt
to carry out, now; aeamed to tb atoM
jruuiw nian Try rf mat tor." t
H fnt that hr ptIMon M public or
liroremliiiNal pwfimuar arrietl antna dim-
eultjr In bar family, kntl h waa not alow j
to thliiat tnat in uim way vna ownnna
KITI niui atill(Ul w aanapa iruiu ui naw
lul l)r. Watatu
Tba uait moment ha wm autramnl.
A utialn of niiudo of u moat oanowtia .
WMUiMatfaaiuiaJ front hw bow Hl
Hiihtly wvt It ovar the nut brown ln
alrumeut which h held u twraaalnvly,
, lleualiall wm MalouaUly , fond of
uiuaio.. U had heard bar wonderful
play Imi Ut tM oar, and It had buhl hlu
InthrnUi but that oonUl uot taotBurwwt
totMaV'l -- ' . -
- Edna waa Inaolrtd by the occaton to
her beat effort. , In th Inaplratlon of tha
Bksiuinnt ah (ortrot All but her art. The
tlaiulv melody of the treat Uorman
0oa4 on the air like lulkby uun by
ou tjilrit to another.
A h went on he fvlt that tome oo
oult, Influeuo waa at work within th
trl, Irutoavl of th free, tpontauiKMUi
movement ajia Ui enur anaorpuon in
the 'oonipailt1nii there aeetned tene,
Dorvou atriutlon In the performer which
betrayed iteelf to Mm he hardly knew
bow. TM Tempo waa qutcienea, ana
th bow wemed to bite Into th catfnt,
while her imooUt forehead ormtranted
Into a faint frown, her tuattrtla dilating
Hfrhtly now And than. '
Wa tho RtKnc to t ohmiw ai in
moment of hep trlnmpW Ooold nerv
ooanea be eaaartltut ItMlf now after she
had trluinphantly oonqnered br public,
and wkaa tha hnuae wm hanging breath
lty on bar playing
i Ha felt In htuiaalf . ten of dlaoutn-
ftr, which ha wa Attributing purely to
hla lytnnathy with th young girl. Hut
ft eiu4 to ntiginent At hurt by an
attraction which wm almoat agalnat hi
wyi h Wt hi head tnmml to one ltl.
M if drawn there by oai anlrUe infln
iicev Kot flv yarl mrijr from blto wm Dr.
ilia eye were bent with growing ear
nratnea on th glrr fat. They were
hot. and aeetned almoat tartlng from
fall head. It wm evident that the bale
ful man wm oonoentrting all the power
of hi oul Into that look, By hi aid
tond Mr. Crawford.
Henry Betiahall ttndrnrtnod th dto
tton at glano. ' HI own creeping,
dtmrnrted entiM of being under ot In
fluence memed explained by th mag
netle attraction of thl devtllah man.
He knew, too. that hi Ideal, thl nert
aa, high trnag gi'l who arslaao
temrawftrnent raoit anawer to the fain tr
eat linprelon, wm being overcome by
that terrible glanc which Dr. Wataon
wm directing toward her.
II felt that otttethlng tnurt be dune,
A little more of thl occult violent and
Edna might break bopelely down.
lie wm bar knight, eelf cutltttted, to
be nre, but with the fond hope that
aome time be might receive from Uiom
tuft brown eye the atgn that he wm not
an nngratofuj defender.
Hi cottree wm quickly decidod on, II j
walked behind the hateful form of the
doctor, nnd after (tending a moment
turned arouml aharply and, m if by ao
cldont, (truck the man In the back ao
heavily that he turned In wrath and nir
prtae. "Oh, I , beg your pardon, Dr. Lco
prdi," be rtald, with (tree upon the
II dacted a kI"0 t him m he anld
tlii that Mifflciently oonveyed hit feel
ing. It wm to be war to the knife. '
Dr. Loopardl looked at him In return
with deadly hate.
"You are niltUken, lr he (aid hotly,
without a moment! heoiutinn. "My
name la not Leopardl." "
Untithan felt that hit rtue had uo
ceeded In what he chiefly Intended. He
had broken th fatal current which
ttremived from Dr. WatMn'i eye, and
which wm alowly but. inrely unnerving
tlie fair girl who (trrurgled o bravely
galtwt the malign lufliieuo. '
He ttepiwd oloee to' hla Mr and hlaecrl
Into It: "If yon do not withdraw atone
and oeae pereecutlng that Innooent girl
l will bring ou that will prov you ar
Dr. Leopurill ami a thief and a vlUnlu.
Oo, quietly and at once, and I will do
nothing more at prevent, but otherwiM
beware, for i kuow you much better
than you do mo. Qol"
lajopartli' brown face grow wJlow
whit and hit eye looked like an angry
"I will b even with you oine day,'
he (Aid In a low tone of intern? re
Tennfulneea. "I never forget debt
Then he turned nnd (uld omethlng to
Mr. Crawford, who had been watching
hi daughter too penitttontly to havn r-
- .,v,i J,i na. After a mo.
nie, apparently of heidutton on th
oM man', pRrt he turned, nnd with an
1 agitated air loft the ball With the aoc
. , . . - .. -fj , -- -.
what (Ua do to th(lt feHow7"
. , .. comnBn.oll M Honehall re
, , Ms ,
,. . y. . -.j.,-, he MJ. Wh hp
enrling with diagnat and acorn.
Edna Lewi had completed her aolo
trinmphantly, nnd twice th wm obliged
to rclnrn to bow her acknowledgment
to the ' aimlaudlng houee,-' She: wm
mj then WM .tralnetl
, . -. ,. .mu)n nim wllf(,h
- , Mu,
luv ... . vw ... .
, t , , nnnn-topted
.;"' m ot y J1 "".Pf"":, "
H must wiut nnd ee her wifely home,
Dr. Wat and old Mr. Crawford were
nownere in igi, wu w-. u. .
hi fear. ,
I ' n waited until tha crowd had dianp-
. . h. . ., mM a
ponroo,, - iinu uoa.il . m,vi
gleam of whit Matin (howing beneath
the long fur trimmed cloak, which he
recognized m the eame that his ideal
had worn at the time he had rescued her
from Watson'l DeraecutloiK,
Bh wm o heavily veiled that he
could not detect a tingle featured He
approached het humbly, and raising hi
bat Mid in the moat aererenttai tone:
"Mis Neville, pardon my again to
trading niwn you, but It it only in your
own regard that I do to. I have a cab
hero for you, which will bear you at
ono to your home, and If you will per
mit of my escort I shall feel safer to
know that you arrive there without any
Bhe bowed, but seemed too nervona to
Aa If distraught, ono little
gloved band fluttered out toward him
and irrasped lilt own, but it wm instant -
ly withdrawn, and she hMtlly entered
the coujie he had engaged, ,
Him eatherel her robe! close to her,
and left a Diace at ber side ror uonsnail.
, "Where bhall I tell the driver to go?"
I be said m he leaned toward lief, .
of wtwt lit) town lftt wm conveywj
? ,,,,!, J"?"!? "I"
cbmnu, and tlmu buldlr niUinwl Uio
w,j ,i11(,.if j,y hrr lilo.
Thn valmiiiii iliovtt olf. IItm)miri fitlr
mjjon j,HJ)t h,r lmnilkwrchluf to hur
t.0t lun to htlmr ondnr an
mtiot, Mint aha vonltt wUh dllHotilty
r,,.,. tm atumiirt toounvni
wfth hWi u llH(l u h, c(o)MMj ,
m rf t,ie
"JJonr Mln Ni' villo, yuu will iiirt'ly
nciiult in of want uf riwHH t umlnr lha
nirmmiiilttlirMa Vol! IfllnW II1V OHM fin-
. , M r . urdig,,
yoo neml any. Do not try to
bonk. My only wlab I to ao you aafely
The agitated iflrl uiidorweut ow vio
lent thro of feeling, but did uot attempt
to ipnak. The carriage bowled rapidly
long over the pavement, nnd toon drew
up at th door of a large flat.
llenahatl (prang out and rang the bull.
The Janitor opened the door, nnd then
only tlitl the fair maiden apring lightly
from the coupe and ruu up the (top into
She turned, with her hand upon tlie
door, removed her tell, and with a
mocking amlle railed out: "Thank,
The next Indent (he had cloaed th
door In ktifitc and wm flitting npaUini.
XliiiubaJl, with muttered tturw, turned,
Said the cahuiAii, then, acowling, toi,k
owu the number of thehoiuie audetrode
The face he had (eon wm that of tlie
young Ringer at Lonlee Neville' concert,
"Tliey umat have changed cloak," he
muttrm to htmeelf. Then. M h walked
on, deepiUi lilt chagrin, he had to Uugh.
(t'onilniied nel wwk.)
I'ltni'iT and I'nw. Tin- cburchet of
tin city were i;iierMlly well lllled on Inm
Hiindny. ltv. 1). V. I'nling (KvaniMi
eel) poiiJnct. d rwligiona nemoe at the
Preebyteriaa aliurch. Huhjoot--Charity.
Toe apawikrr baodled hi Ibetne Iu to in
lerealiug and itilellifetit manner, and the
tiUirnalioii ga oliwe alteolmo ti-tlie
diaooiirae. A llm, Bell very punueiill)
retaarkrd, ' lliediaoonrae wn an iulHllecl
ual treat, and wm o lucidly auitlyticfil
the! a wayfaring man. tbnuuh Miii
rinn, otuild uuderatnuJ it" The nituir
mtl ecllnM...-.-.Holiiull( at ryi-
eeeattbe liaptut eliurch were quite in
tArrli,g, and Ihe Inrge oniiurevHtinn
paid oIom allenlion to He v. A.J. linn
aaknr m be prooeedml to unfold hi ntu
meut. The mntic wn very koo.I nod lht
congregation were qiiiol aud orderly.
The text fur Ihe morning diaoourae wn
takon from lat John, 16 11 The lemllii
tbiiiglit"lhe Holy tf!iint, it Ktikli n
until truth. Flint, He (the Holy Spirti i
nnfolded the truth to the A putt I ltich
enabled lliem Ui write the New TealH
mniit. Siooiid, the Holy Scripture arc
llie uuido by hiob the believer 1 to gov
wn hi lif. the following of which would
lend to unity (inoiig believer. Third,
ami oloaintf tliotmbt, the fin I ore to follow
In guide ltait( lo the Jiviaitin( llmt
now exiat amoim I lie ieoplo of God.
We reifrel our inability to procure an
alialrecttif Hev. l'liipM' ilieootinie." hd
KienKiunii AtUTATion. Many of our
leading cilici'tiH are dwi'iinniiiK tin
ni'iiaity of having a city (ewrr'ige
PlIlillO (elitillielit din' uot tetm to hi
educated to tho aniiilHry iiaulnlui'iui of
ut ewernie. Clenu etrtM'U, back
alio' and biick dimr yard meiiiiH liettcr
heiltii, purer Htiuoxpliere and tlitifu
ier town every way. lly all luenn lot ii
keep RKltlitlnU ""' qucnlion nil I ll n
tlioroiigh aewcniKe (vatt'iu l adopted.
I'm Ei.Kirriiio LliiUTH. -On Thnrnday
mulit uf Iiml week tlie eleotrio 11,'IiIm
H iilied out auaiu and illnmliiHled llie
atrocli with iilimmt the briulitneaii ot the
an ii, They are now working in flrale'im'
order, and wa town folk feel real jolly
nice in ire. If there ia anyone IIiiiik'
more thau anotiiur we take eapecial pride
in it w our elect. 10 hyht plant.
An Intrhmstinu tliHH'p.It k now
prt-lly generally known that a baud of
Oypaio are nnmpuig in Uio aulmrlu or
tlm city. On limt Simdny tlie dipt t
Sunday eclioj wait quite pleanBtitly mn
prid lo ace a put ty of nine (Ivpaie young
Indie walk into clmrch nnd tnk purl in
the atirvice. They wore quite iicutlj
dreaaedand belmved in a very genteel
and reaped fnl manner.
DUHPPHU IN THB illlU. A Com.
neroinl traveler from tiiilom to thi city
laat, Friday met. with nil awkward mm-
hnp near Mr. lVttj joliu'a place. The
veliiclo in wlnoli lie waa riding tor tome
reaaon or oilier lout it equilibrium and
tomb ed him Into the mud. No aeriona
damage done to either vehiloe or roiin--only
muddy clothe and inlll fiieliiie,
EiHATPM. Hi IhMl week's paper, mi
anno ing error occurred in i-tic ouiiiinry
notioeof Mm. NeHinttli. in llie pata-
gruih, "it having been Ml', Nommtu a
reqne-t etc.," llie typo loll out tho pre-
'Mr.,,, ninl our proof rentier limdvcn-
e 1 1 1 v overloolied the ouj'hhiou. We very
muoh regret the occurrence.
ThVMPOitiiiiLT Clohbii Down, -Messrs,
UiMKKuU A Oiiiiiniiona have temporarily
ttiapeud 'd work nt tliuir portable saw
tiid until Uwy oun prnoure another
iiillable site. They have removed the
engine and boiler Into town, wul will
hunt up a body of hardwood timber be-f-ire
bogmuloi' operations again.
HoNNiNd in I'lttiti UriAsr. The Inde
pendence roller mills commenced oper
ations on Monday of I hia weelc Meaara,
flkinner A Wilson have apured nu paiiw
to mnke their plant oomplote and
thnrough throughout, nnd tlmy are now
prepared to do na Hue work as any mill
in the stiite,
A Cow Oiitl'i-iiiin, The north lenind
train on Jim. 9lli ran on to a omv helong
in .j to Mr. Henry Hill of tin city, and
altliotod such injnrio tliut the omv will
probably have to be killed. Tho feslive
bovine don't awnn lo understand the
: rjmigor there is in n rnilniftd locnaiulive.
1 - , 1;
. Tun Finwuino 'Vouohissi. Workmen
are finishing up tlie luait'e work ou Ilia
,m,li hnil,lin,r wninsonllinii. eniinloi s
,,. oil.. h.,i. ,im n,,mni.ii.n,1 i,u
, ,,; of tue m,ltlt i)andouie buildiiigj in
Mra. Dr. rrilden is quite ill.
Wawie William is enlarging hi barn
'I he Motor Hue ootnpliny are batlaeliug
Water pipe liuve beet) luid to the Dew
Mr. Aiiann Kimoey. of Hiekrenll, visited
our oily laat Friday,
Don't forget I'rof, Uiddell'e leotur al
the iqiera houa tonight
Joe UlrHohlnirg looks like a dnndy
the Joe of long lime (go,
K. H. Han e,tif EiiM I'orUaml, came
up ou tint train Jut Hnttirdiiy.
Mr. Joaepb Hubbard, of Ibt oity, i
thinking of remoeiug to Falla City .
Ililey I. Oooper rnlnrned last rtatur-
day, from a viait lo Ihe met opolm.
h. W. Jtolir-rtiMin retnriifi! borne lad
Moiiilay from a bintiiien ttip U Portland.
I'rof. Cniiliielle'l llliwioli will probab
ly a pear here altoiit (he flil of February.
Mr, A. r. Eddy, of Bj-'kane Falla, it
visiting friend aul relative in tb!l oom
mueity. Meaar. F. A. I'atlcmon and H. Hirsch
lierg roltirned laat Friday from a trip lo
Mr, Nioh ile, who lives in th oounty
west of Monmouth, wmdoiug our city n
nilnrday of luat week,
1'rracolt A Venin liuveou linn J a large
raft of log at llieir aw mill, enough to
keep the mill agoiug for some time.
J. . Nemmtli aud Maik Biirch, of
H.t kreall, were iu town ou Monday of
lliia week. .
llnrt Lncns ha ordered three new Co
lumbia Hitfety blcynlea perfi.-ot roadster
and of elegant fltileh.
Hqnire liintw of tins oily, hut been oor
fltieo U hi hnae for (everul daya will,
so afaok of pleurisy.
Meaara. Chahner Kirkpntrick end K.
Dunlnp, of Dallas, were visiting friends
m th: oily liwt Sunday.
The Ind-peudeuce Board uf Trade l
aeuding sample copie of the New Yer
Vrryoniun' all over the country.
The bright snnahiny weather of Inst
Sn' urtiii) induetd many country people
to come into town lo do their ehopping.
The auction salt al Hyde A Dalton'i
the other day called a largo crowd to
gclher, aud a .'rent many trinkets . d
Mr. J. A Daniels, who reeonlly loat his
li .UHoby lire, has coinrceuoed rebuilding,
and is ut present pulling up aome OUl
lU-v. N. Stiuppi mill engaged in hold
ing revivnl nieetmgt ou the Fee IV
We uiidemtauil that conideruble inlertut
is being tnanifesteil.
here is an nclive demand for lumber
not onlv in the city, hut also among Ihe
fanning poniiiininty. More o than
usual fur Ibis seilMiiu of year.
II. F. Wells, Eq who bns becu viait-
ing !ricinls and relitives iu this vicinity
for a week or leu Jay, ou Thursday of
laat week relumed lo Tncotua.
Independence will furnish ita qilolo of
memiient to tlie third house. Some
I cqile seem lo think that the world onu'l
move unit they have "a fluger iu the
Mr. A. J. llMisuker returned home
Friday from a fortnight vimt aiming rel
ative nt MoMinnville. llnv. A. J. Hud
snkeranys the parsonage seems like home
owe more. r ,
Mr. K. A Thorp htw qml- colli otion
of qtiarU fpetiimens which he found iu
the mountains of Western Washington.
He wn exhibiting the n o ou our streets
Ihe oilier d. i).
Prof. J. M. Garrison came op ou Mon
day' tram from Forest Grov.'. It will
he remember thai tl.e professor taught a
uiu? in penmanship in tlm city only a
short tunc ago. " ,
Dr. Lee inform n that the genenl
health of the Oouutry is good. The gou
. ral health of the C , hits never been
better thun It is ut the present time.
Editor Brooks, of tho Moumonth
Jt'Htocrtif, gave this olllce a sooial oall
hut Saturday. Call again Brother B.,
lite hitch string to the door of tbi office
i nlwaya hanging on tbe outside.
U, v. J. R.N. Bell, of ibis paper, ar
rived here from Ruseburg litter su
nliHiiiice of two weeks or more. He is
making arrangements to remove hia fain
lly fr. ui Rosehurg to this city iu the near
Messrs. E. C. I'entlauJ and Marsh
Morwin are engageu in the luliorioiii
tusk ot re-w riling and revising the oitj
charter ol Independence. Those gentle
iiimi will be as wise nt So'ou by i lie time
tU'j gut through with tneir worn,
Finr. Oanisou infornis us Ihut he is eu
rotnr for Monmouth to fultill aprofts
ai uiul eugiigenieut Willi tho State Normal
acbool. He will give general class lu
st rue int. oh the duties involved m Ihe
prnclicul business iitfnirs of life etc.
It may not he generally knowu thai
the City Recorder has legnl iiuthority to
tie the Gorduiu knot i. e., lo say beoan
legally mute people in the "holy bonds
of matrimony." Give him a call. He
can he fouud at the oflloe ot this paper,
ami proposes settiug up opposition to
Bro. Hell In Unit pnrtieiilar line.
Two iM vimmioNs. At tu close of Rev.
A. J. HuiiHiiker's forenoon sermon on
luat Monday, two candidate, Mra. Roll
Burnett and Miss Keuii toruett, pre-
aenlcd theinselvea for the oidinnnoe of
baptism. These Indies professed re lion
dnriiig the recent Onk View revival,
ABoor Cum plrtro. Work on the new
public school building ia iibout oomple-
ted. The' slca.ni boiler, boiler 111 d , i eat
ers are nlrnndy put in, nnd the enrpenters
nt'o rapidly Bnislung np the inside work.
Cuuscil Mkhtino. Tiifadny evening
oflliiswok ia the Brat regular meeting
of tlie new oily cnnnoil. All member
w" m:llia il t'"iut tQ ba
I ly on bnod,
Throrghout the County.
Hlieriu Wells brought John Rider, who
live near Wh(lnnd, over to Dallas on
the Hlb instant, to he riaained a lo hi
Morri JoDej h'K told sixty acre of
land near DallM for 117 per acre to P. B.
3. D, Elli has purchased a half inter-
eat in Henry Itobii,' grocery (lore at
Rev. Janie Cnmplxtll Ijm been em
ployed by the Bethel people to preach
for then) twice a month.
Prof, Veaxi i leaching a (ubsenption
school at Perrydale.
Mr. Heodriaka, ot Wheatland, luteoda
planting OlXX) poach Ireea,
John Walling, ot Spring Valley, hu
(old hi( farm at th rat of 440 per r.
A Chmaman living on Mill creak bu
recently beeo robbed of iSOO.
Miss I.aor Branson, of Mill cieek.wM
married on the 7th Infant to Mr. 8. M.
Fall City is about to have an Odd
Kuhool district No. 41 i to bav a new
ttiOOrnhool bouse. The contrast w al
The temporary budge ot tbe tramway
acros the oreek, about a mil weitof
DuIIm, wm washed away by th reeen.
rise in tbe water. Th saw mill ha
(tiotigli log ou band to (upply the de
mand until the damage are repaired.
The mill employ ten men. and torn onl
lumber at the rate ot 200U feet per honr
THE TWO MOTHERS.
tor foadUac am, warm brnat and Ufa' twtaX
Who do Ibrai to thy toottter aatka laawal
Roma tr- (Irl oaa wia Utes from bar aid.
Paw war al baa boat Laoo aovr bar v. , ,
Oory to Earth, thy aaothar, art (bo )uet:
To bar tboo . 1 1 eat all with thy poarar;
Thy Ufa, tby braatb, lay aag-a ptaoh tat duet,
To Mar ber boaora with a ainaw Bowar.
-Kplpbanlin WUaoa ta Praarnan Joaraai.
THE WIDOW'S WAGER
Widow Deane aat at the front win
dow of her little parlor on morning
busy with aome kind of fancy work
which showed off her plump, well shaped
hands, with tbe wedding ling sparkling
oft ber left one, to the beet advantage.
She wm a very pretty widow, and no
on wm bettor aware of th fact than
the waa. Her snag fitting drew art off
m plump and trim a figure M any In
Do wnabo rough, and nowhere in the
neighborhood could you find a brighter
pair of brown eyes or a more Idanble,
I wonder why young widow are al
ways pretty and charming? No matter
how plain they miry be before their hus
band "go the way of allfluah," atrmight
way after that event takes place and
they come out in black dreesea and the
other etcetera of a mourning toilet
they are voted bewitching and so prettyl
It is strange that such should be tbe
case, but it aeema to be the effect which I
widowhood has on them.
Widow Dean heard step coming
down the road and leaned out to tee who
wm going by just m a man came oppo
site at ber gate.
"I that you, Mr. Fields?" the called
out cheerily. "Good morning; pleasant
weather, Un't it, after the shower last
Beautiful," stammered ur. fields,
blushing M delightfully m a woman
could have done and appearing m awk
ward m an overgrown schoolboy on his
first morning at school.
Won't yon come tar asked the wid
ow, amiling very sweetly, as she brushed
back her curls, which would persist in
falling about her rosy face in the most
charming confusion, aa Bhe leaned out
of the window.
"I I can't this morning," stammered
Mr. Fields. "I'd like to"- with a look
fnll of bashful admiration into the wid
ow's pretty face; "but Pm rather in a
hurry, you aeo."
"Come in thia evening, then," urged
the widow, "can't you! It's very lone
aome. I wish you would, now, really,
"I-Iwilir answered Mr. Fields. 'Til
bring my chess board and men along, if
yon've no objection, Mrs. Deane,"
"I should be delighted to tee yon," an
swered tbe widow smilingly. "I am
sure I can beat you, Mr. Fields."
"I shouldn't wonder," answered Mr.
Fields. "I I'm no mutch for women,"
he added, with a very rosy face, and
wondering bow he wm ever bold enongh
to say it
"Ob, you naughty man!" cried the
widow. "I shall beat you just to pay
yon for that! Seo if 1 don't!"
"I dare say," responded Mr. Fields m
he bowed good morning. "What a
charming creature she la!" he thought as
he passed on. "Pd be perfectly happy
if she wm Mrs. Fields." Here he had to
blush at the idea of any woman's being
Mra. Fields. "I do believe she likes me,
but I wouldn't dare to ask her for any
thing. Everv time I think of such a
thing my heart tnumps U8 line a nam
nier against my ribs. I I wish the
women hnd their right. Then they'd
have to do their share of popping the
question, and the like. What if Martha
Jane or Miss Spoouer or aome or inoee
old maids should take it Into their heads
to ask a fellow to bave theml And of
course they wonld! Good gracious! Td
never dare to tell them no, and Td sooner
be in the bottom of the aea than to have
anv of theml"
Mr. Fields broke out in a coia perspi
ration all over at the bare idea.
"What a funny man!" said tlie pretty
widow to herself, with a soft little
laugh, as Mr. Fields went on down the
road. "I'm sure he'd like to ask me to
be Mrs, Fields, if ho dared to, but he
hasn't pluck enongh. How he does
blush when I look at hiin! I wm very
near laughing in hia face, he looked so
confused. I like him ever so much, and
I don't tliink I'd answer him 'No,' If he
asked me a certain question; but I don't
believe he could muster up courage
enough to ask it. I don't see why he
need be so bashful. Pm sure I'm not at
all dignified or distent."
The widow looked more charming
than ever when she sat in the parlor
waiting for Mr. Fields that evening.
She had on a neat brown dress of just
the precise shade to show off her clear
complexion: and the little knot of blue
ribbon at her throat wm the next pretty
color, and the white rosebud, which she
fastened over her pink ear, made her
look as youthful as she did the day she
married Archie Deane, six year before.
She sighed softlv when she looked at the
plain wedding ring npon Ber linger.
Archie had Wn dead three year and
A ttep on tha path announced that
aome one wm coming. Pretty toon aome
one knocked. Bhe went to the door and
admitted Mr. Fields.
"1 thought it ws you," ah Mid, tak
ing bit but. "Take that easy chair, Mr.
Field. I'm so glad you came over. I
get ao lonesome," and a little sigh gave
mphaat to tho word.
Mr, Field aighed too. Ho got lone
toine sometime in his bachelor quar
ters, bnt he wouldn't have dared to tnj
ao for tha world, with the widow'
bright eye looking full Into hi facv
The widow aat down and chatted
away in her lively fashion. Mr. Field
kept watching her when he could do o
without her seeing him. , One ah look
ed np suddenly anil caught hla ey fixed
on ber face, and then he turned M red
M th roea In the window, and just the
faintest tinge of carnation came into
ber cheek. It mad her look ever ao
much prettier, Mr. Field thought. He
almost wished she'd look np again and
catch him watching her, if ahe'd blush
fn'fbat way".-Innocent man; be never
dreamed that tbe widow wm m well
swart of hla admiring glance m he waa.
"Oh, our gam of chess I" cried -the
widow suddenly. "I wm very near for
getting all about It Did yon bring the
board, Mr. Field"
"I pnt them on the tide table," an
swered Mr. Fields.
The widow fluttered about and got tbe
chessboard and men, and drew ber chair
np opposite Mr. Fields.
"I promised to beat yon," she Mid, ar
ranging the board on a little stand be
tween them. 'Tm going to do ao if I
possibly can, Mr. Fields," with an arch
glance into his face.
Mr. Field happened to be admiring
ber brown curia as the looked np, and
th fact that she detected him in the act
to disconcerted . him that he knocked
over the chessmen she had arranged,
and then he had to help her set them
again, and their hand came in contact
on th board. Somehow tbe touch of
tbe widow' plump, white hand made
him thrill all over with a delightful een
tttion, and be wondered, if the accidental
touch of her finger affected him ao de
Hgbtfnlly, what it must be to hold that
hand in his. Poor Mr. Fields! He was
very deeply in love, bnt he didn't dare
to say o. !
At length the board wm arranged, and
they were ready to open the game.
"OhP cried the widow suddenly,
"wouldn't it be nice to have a wager?
It would make the game ao much more
Interesting! Don't yon think so, Mr.
Mr. Field didn't know bnt It wonld.
'Tli tell you what!" said the widow,
blushing like a gillyflower pink and
looking every bit u tweet, Mr. Fields
thought "I read a story not long ago
about two persons playing a wager, and
the stake wm a kiss! Now, I'll agree to
kiss you if you beat, and if I beat yoa
shall kiM me. Isn't that fairT
"Yes," summered Mr. Fields, "but
bnt Tm afraid you'll beat!"
"Why, then youll have to kiss me,
that' all," laughed the widow. "If you
beat Pd just m soon loss you m not As
like! v as not vnu'll beat me."
"Well, I I'll take the wager," an
swered Mr. Fields in desperation.
And ao the game commenced. If ever
he plaved to win it wm then. There
wm something very fascinating about
the idea of kissing the widow, but be
didn't believe he could muster np cour
age enongh to do it if he won tbe game.
He mnch preferred that she should kiss
him. He could stand it with considera
ble fortitude to be kissed, but to kiss wm
rather more than he could think of with
composure. He never had kissed a wo
man that he could remember, and he
wm sure he should make aome awful
mistake if be tried ta
But from the first tlie gome went
against him. His pawns were captured
right and left and then his bishop were
taken from him. Then his king got in
check, and be had to sacrifice his queen
to get him out, and then, by one master
ly move, the widow planted a knight di
rectly in front of the king's place, and
left him In check with her castle, and
cried out, "Checkmate!" her eyes spark
ling with mischief. rf;. ,
Something that wm almost a groan
broke from Mr. Field's lips. How wm
he ever going to pay his wager? It made
him shiver to think of it
"I am waiting for you to pay yonr
debts," said tbe widow, smiling bewitoh
Ingly into the batchelort face.
"I I wieh rd won the game," stam
mered Mr. Fields, bursting into a cold
"Why, then Pd have to kiss you!" said
the widow, coquettishly."
"I I know that" cried Mr. Fields.
"That's why I wish Pd got the game!"
"What a selfish maul" laughed the
widow. "I didnt Suppose yon were so
selfish, Mr. Fields; upon my word, I
"I I ain't selfish," cried the poor man,
driven to desperation; "but but I
"What an excuse!" cried the widow.
"I won't Accept it! You don't want to
Vase me. That's the reason! But I'm
going to insist on your paying your
debts, Mr. Fields, I should like to know
why you're afraid of me I I know bet
ter! You'll have to get up some other
excuse before I let you off. I wouldn't
have been afraid to kiss yon if you'd
won tbe game, Tm sure."
"I I wish you'd kiss me, and call it
quits!" said Mr. Fields, feeling that he
wm being driven into a corner.
"I would if it wasn't for encouraging
you in your selfishness," answered the
widow, with an arch smile into bis face
which set the blood tingling clear to hia
toea and made him feel ,. almost bold
enough to pay his wager.
I I'll dare you!" cried the bachelor.
"If you'll kiss me, I I'll kiss you!"
"Done!" cried the widow, nd kissed
Mr. Fields plump on the month before
he could say Jack Robinson. "Now,
you can't back' ontl" cried she, aa rosy
m the pinks iu the garden again.
"I I won't'" cried Mr. Fields and
caught ber and kissed her on her cherry
And tbon, suddenly growing bold and
courageous, he kissed her three or four
times for interest, I suppose, on the
debt he had contracted and, somehow,
every kiss seemed to give him additional
courage, for before he managed to let
her go he contrived to squeeze her hand
in a decidedly lover like way, and the
widow didn't seem to object, but rather
returned the gentle pressure.
After that there was a little sileuce,
but for some reason Mr. Fields wasn't so
bashful as he had been. He began to
think it best to follow up the advantage
he had gained over bis timidity; and so
he by nnd by, after a good deal of en
couragement to do the deed, managed
to scare np bravery enough to klsa the
Widow again, rwiv aMiUtv AsV.