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EVERYTHING AT RE
Sale on all Millinery Goods. Must
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Furnishing Goods all go. at special
low prices. Call and see us
Benton County Lumber Co,
Manufacturers of all kinds of
fir LumSer, Mouldings, Cedar Posts,
Sawed and Split. Gedar Shakes
Doors, Windows, Lime, Brtesc; o'emsnt.
Occidental Lumber Co.
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. O. BASSET f, Local Mer.
GENERAL REPAIR SHOP
Prompt attention given to repairing all kinds of gasoline en
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baws 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
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V. H. McCORQUODALE. PROP. 95 FRONT ST., PORTLAND, OREGOI ' I
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Q '.. Story of Ejcapt From : q
0 "Rajjian Uyranny. q
By THERESA C. HOLT.
(Copyright, 1909, by American Press Aseo
. . - ciation.J
Anna Nickalaevna after her day's
work she was a schoolteacher in Ber
lin climbed the stairs to her" earret
The days were short and the twilight
had died away. An exile from Russia
for the crime of educatins the nensants
"she now used her own education as a
means to a living in the German capi
tal. .-: V , .. . ...
Anna Nickalaevna was an ornh.m
Her father and mother had died when
sne was a enild. sue ; had had a
brother,- but he had been conscripted
tor we Japanese war. She had heard
that he was killed in hatrle " A vmino.-
er sister, Sonia, had disappeared after
Anna s flight, supposedly for some po
litical offense, and Anna had not heard
from her in years. Whether her sister
was m a Siberian prison or dead she
did not know. One who had been in
the prisons of Siberia had told her that
ner sister was not there. It was there
fore to be supnosed that she
As one year succeeded another and
none or ner relatives could send anv
word of the missing girl Anna at last
came to consider her sister dend she
experienced that awful loneliness one
reeis at Deing tne last of a family
The exile opened "the
room and was about to strike a light
wnen she heard some one . breathing.
She did not eive wnv tn frio-hi- ro-
because she was made of sterner stuff j
ana, second, the breathing seemed
come from a sleener. Neverthei ec cTin
had always had some expectation of
extradition and had kent a revolver in
ner Dureau drawer, resolved to die
ratner ttian be draseed back tn Pne.
sia. Instinctively she pulled the draw
er open and grasped the weapon. Then
she stood and listened. The breathing
was evidently that of one sleenine
.another would have inferred thar
some one had come into her mom
fallen asleep. But Anna Nickalaevna
naa Deen nunted In her own country,
had made a long and rjerilnns
in constant fear of capture from east
ern tussia to the border, and ever
since she had lived in the
of either arrest by Russian agents un
der a trumped up criminal charge or
spirited away by them illpe-nllv a
she listened to the breathing she
xormea plans for action in ease the
sleeper were an enemy. "
But, feeling that the
it were was . at a disadvantage and
not likely to be easily awakened, she
resolved to make some move to find
out more about who was in the room.
hhe crept toward the bed. where the
sleeper lay. Standing at its foot, she
stealthily put out her hand to feel. She
drew it away quickly. She felt a
man's boot. - - -.
Anna thought of every , nrohahle or
possible occurrence to account fdz a
man sleeping in her room. She did
not understand how one could have
gained access there. The fraulein who
rented rooms would only admit men in
ease they were of the same family as
uer women lodgers. As the 'breathing
continued heavily she resolved . linnn
further investigation. Going again to
the bed, she put out her hand. One
cannot, easily move in a straight line
in the dark, and this time she struck
the other end, for, extending her hand,
it rested on a face. She wns relieved
that there was no beard on it. .
All fear of dancer was now -nne
Going to where she kent her marches
she took the box and, again approach
ing tne pea, stood near the sleener and
struck a light. She started. . After all.
the sleeper was a woman. One foot
with-a man's boot on it extended he-
low the skirt if the tattered garment
could be called a skirt but the sleep
er's face was turned away.
The match burned out. and Anna
struck another one, bending over to
get a different view. A start, a sup
pressed exclamation, the burning match
dropped to the floor, and acrain all was
darkness. Scratching another, she
lighted a lamp, and, taking it to the
bed, she held it before the face of the
sleeper. The first happiness she had
known in years was expressed in her
own face. . - -
It was Sonia, her lost sister.
But. oh. that tired, huntpft lnni.-i
The cheeks and eves were sunken and
the body seemed to be only bones and
rags:' Anna gazed, and despite the
gladness in her heart she sisrhed ' Tint
3he had been through all this herself
and was now strong. Sonia, now that
there were no. more wearv nhrht four.
aeys under the stars, hidings in vhnts
jr snowarirts by lay, would be herself
again;, and the ; loneliness that - was
breaking down Anna . would be no
Leaving her treasure to sleen mi ohe
opened her larder, put the samovar
on the stove and stood ready to fur
nish food when Sonia should awaken.
men sue went back to the.hed oAd
feasted on the loved one with hungry
?yes. :- . . .. . - ;.
She did not Intend to awn ken her
sister, but she could not help taking
ue iihk or putting ner arms about her.
Tired and worn as was the fugitive
the fear under which she had so long
uvu awaiienea ner with a start, Twt
the sight of Anna transfigured it t
. . , . -. . i. i vy
happiness. Without a word the two
were locnea in each other's arms. H&w
it all came about could wait. ; :
The story came later, or a hrif .
aopsis Of it. over a COZV snnner and
:up of hot, tea. But "it was one of
thousands), all. alike ns to their of
fering! but -of infinite variety as to
VVUen It WAS tnid Anna ooM.
' "Sonia. dear. I have saved n thnn.
and marks. . Let us go to that country
ivuere tyranny aoes not exist Amer-
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