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About Corvallis daily gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon) 1909-1909 | View Entire Issue (May 20, 1909)
J piiirgery and
Special Sale on All Trimmed Hats
ALL PRICES REDUCED
Large assortment to choose from,
your selection early
I L 1CLB. Anderson
Benton County Lumbar Co,
Manufacturers of all kinds of
Fir Lumber, Mouldings, Cedar Posts,
Sawed and Split. Gedar Shakes
Ossrs, Windows, Lims, Back Cement,
Occidental Lumber Co.
. Successors to
Corvallis Lumber Co.
We are here to supply your needs in the Lumber line. Please
... call on J. B IRVING, for information and prices. And take
notice that if we have not got exactly what you want we will
get it for you. . .
G. 0. BASSET T, Local Mer.
GENERAL REPAIR SHOP
Prompt attention given to repairing all kinds of gasoline en
gines, autos, bicycles. Plows and axes bharoened.
Saws filed. All work guaranteed satisfactory and done
on short notice. Give us a call. We can please you.
Located back of Beal Bros-' blacksmith shop on Second
street. ' Phone No. 3145 Ind.
Woods Brothers """JS
The 'Best Passat
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The Disadvantage of Misun-
' darstatda;g Among
' . T.iree.
By A. B. SEARLE.
Copyright, 1909, by American Press Asso
: ciation. y"
If anything goes wrong among as
sociates the more persons In it the
worse the trouble and the less chance
of an explanation and reconciliation.
In the most Important episode of my
life I became involved with two other
persons to my permanent discomfiture.
If my dealings had been with one the
trouble would not have occurred.
It was the very common case of two
fellows after one girl, and the two
fellows were friends. I was one of
the fellows, 'and Bob Hoyt was- the
other. Eileen Gilbert was the girl. It
was Bob who Introduced me to her.
but he didn't tell me that he wanted
her, so I wasn't obliged to keep off on
his account. Bob was a quiet, back
ward sort of fellow, while I flatter
myself I have that gall about me
which wins with a woman.
There are several principles that I
considered. The first 13, '"Don't show
your hand to others;" the second, "If
you want anything don't make it ap
pear valuable." I determined to keep
Bob m the dark as to my intentions
and to lead him to believe that Eileen
was no great catch. Of course this
was difficult for me to do and at the
same time see enough of her to win
her. But I handled the matter so well
that I got in a number of visits with
out Bob knowing anything about them.
How far I succeeded in, leading him to
believe that she was not worth trying
for I couldn't find out. He wasn't
much of a talker. I knew very well
he admired her and. that I'd better do
what I could to head him off.
Eileen for quite awhile was on the
fence between Bob and me. I had
some property, while Bob had nothing
but 0.1uck and energy, and I'll do him
the justice to admit that he had plenty
of both. There's nothing mean about
me even in speaking of a rival. Bob
showed no disposition to win the girl,
but I didn't know whether this was I
because he didn't fancy her or because
I had intimated that she was not es
pecially to be desired. This gave me
every chance, and I availed myself of
Eileen lived at her father's country
pjace, about fifty miles from the city
and during, the. summer I made hay
while the sun shone, spending a num
ber of week ends in the village near
her, home ostensibly for the fishing,
which was good in the neighborhood.
Finally I sounded . Eileen sufficiently
to discover that a proposal was liable
to be accepted. - This was by letter,
and I resolved, to go to her and close
the matter. As lack would- have It,
who should be at th& station to see his
mother off on a train but Bob. I -had
to confess where I was going and
whom I was going to" see, but I inti
mated that I had promised to go to
make one of: a house party and ex
pected to be much bored. Bob told
me he thought I'd have a good time if
I only made up my mind to do so, but
I refused to be convinced.
I made my proposition to Eileen, and
It was graciously received. But girls
never like to give an answer on the
moment. ' They like to keep a fellow
worried. ' It's an awful suspense to a
man, and the more feverish a man is
under it the better the girl likes it. I
told her that I wouldn't go back to the
city without an answer. I remained
two days, but the answer didn't come.
I wished I hadn't said what I did
about waiting for it and began to
think of an excuse for breaking the
embarrassing -position. Besides, I
couldn't remain away from my duties.
I hit on what seemed an excellent
plan.' I would telegraph Bob to call
me back "on business." This would
convince Dim that I was being bored
and enable me to await my answer in
the city.- t sent a message to Bob as
follows: "Insufferably bored. Get me
out of this by Wiring me to return on
I directed the telegraph operator to
send the reply to me at the .Gilbert
residence. I told Eileen that I .would
go jb a tramp during ; the day and
hoped that by my return at evening I
would receive the long deferred an
swer, She would not promise definite
ly, but gave me to understand not only
that I should have it, but that it would
be favorable. I hoped to find my re
call at the house when I came in from
my tramp' and vget away on a night
train. .- ; - - ' .
I tramped all day, returning about 5
o'clock. I expected to sqe Eileen on
the piazza , dressed for the afternoon
and hoped to be made happy. ;But as
I approached I saw that the pirfzza
was vacant. 'I went up to the front
door and rang for admittance. A maid
came, opened the! door and poked a
telegram at me, with the ominous
words: . : .. '
"Miss Gilbert says to tell you that
she opened It thinking It might be
best for her to send for you. Please
accept her apologies." : .
I took, the bit of yellow paper from
the envelope and read it. Horror of
horrors! It was my telegram to Bob.
It had : been sent to me . indorsed,
"Party not in town." While I was
staring at it the maid shut the door
in my face. ., . ., .
As I said at the beginning, it was
havinc; a third party in the matter that
brought trouble. If it hadn't been for
Bob I'd never have sent that tele
gram. And if it hadn't been for Bob
I rnifrlit have made it up with Eileen.
She was just mad enough to write him
an invitation to visit at her father's
house , with other friends, and when,
after-repeated efforts to see Eileen, I
went to the city I saw Bob passing
me on a train going to have the whole
field to himself. When he returned he
announced his engagement. ,
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