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About Mt. Scott herald. (Lents, Multnomah Co., Or.) 1914-1923 | View Entire Issue (March 12, 1914)
BY THE PLAY BT
Cn*boy» of th» Flylnr Heart ranch ar*
heartbroken oxer the losa of their much-
prized phonograph by th» defeat of their
champion In a foot-race with the cook of
«he Centipede ranch
A house party Is
on at the Flying Heart. J. Wallingford
Speed, cheer leader at Yale, and Culver
Covlugton. Inter-colledate ehamp.on run
ner, are expected. Helen Blake. Speed'»
aareethc >rt. becomes Interested In the loss
of the phonograph. She suggests to Jean
Chapin, »‘»ter of the owner of the ranch,
«hat she Induce Covington, her lover, to
wtn back the phonograph. Helen declares
that If Covington won t run. Speed will.
The Cowboys are hilarious over the proa-
pect. Speed and his valet. Larry Glass,
trainer at Yale, arrive. Helen Blake asks
Speed, who has posed to her as an ath
lete. to race against the Centipede ma i.
The cowboys Join In the appeal to Wall'
and fearing that Helen will find him out.
he consents He Insists, however, that he
»hall be entered as an unknown, figuring
that Covington will arrive tn time to take
his place. Fresno, glee club singer from
Stanford university and In love with
Helen, tries to discredit Speed with the
ladles and the cowboys. Speed and Glass
put In the time they are supposed to be
training playing cards In a secluded spot.
The cowboys explain to Speed how much
the race means to them Speed assures
them he will do his best. The cowboys
tell Glass it is up to him to see that Speed
wins the race.
“You said just now you’d answer
for him with your life. Well, we aim
to make you! V.'e ain’t a-goin’ to lose
this foot race under no circumstances
■whatever, to we give you complete
authority over the body, health, and
speed of Mr. Speed. It’s up to you
to make him beat that cook."
"S-s-scppose he gets sick or sprains
his ankle?” Glass undertook to move
his body from in front of the weapon,
but it followed him as if magnetized.
“There ain’t a-goin’ to be no acci
dents or excuses. It’s pay or play,
money at the tape. You’re his trainer,
and it’s your fault if he ain’t fit when
he toes the mark. Understand?"
Willie lowered the muzzle of his
weapon, and fired between the legs of
Glass, who leaped into the air with all
the grace of a gazelle. It was due to
no conscious action on bis part that
the trainer leaped; his muscles were
stimulated spasmodically, and pro
pelled him from the floor
“Did you hear what I said?” de
manded Willie, in a voice that sound
ed like the sawing of a meat bone.
Glass opened his mouth, and when
no sound issued, nodded.
“And you understand?"
A lg a in the trainer bobbed his head
"Then I guess that’s all. It’s up to
yon." Willie replaced his gun, and
the fat man threatened to fall. “Come
on, boys!” The cowboys filed out si
lently, but on the threshold Willie
darted a venomous
glance at his enemy. “Don’t forget
what I said about Mr. Colt and the
equality of man.”
“Yes, 61r!—yes, ma’am!" ejaculated
the frightened trainer, nervously.
When they were gone he collapsed.
“They are rather severe, aren’t
they?” ventured Fresno.
"Severe!” cried the unhappy man.
“Why, Speed can’t—" He was about
to explain everything when the mem
ory of Willie's words emote him like
a blow. That fiend had threatened to
¡kill him, Lawrence Glass, without pre
liminary If it became evident that a
fraud had been practiced. Manifestly
this was no place for hysterical con
fidences. Larry's mouth closed like a
trap, while the Californian watched
him intently. At length he did speak,
but In a strangely softened tone, and
at utter variance with his custom.
“Say, Mr. Fresno! Which direction
fa New York?”
“That way.” Fresno pointed to the
east, and the other man stared long
ingly out through the bunk-house win-1
"It1® quite a walk, ain’t it?”
"Walk?” Berkeley laughed. "It’s
two or tltfee thousand miles!” Glass
sighed heavily. “Why do you ask?”
“Oh, nothin'. Jest gettin’ home
sick.” He calmed himself with an ef
fort, entered the gymnasium as If in
search of something, and then set
forth to find Speed.
ecstatic young gentleman
wrenched his gaze away from the blue
«yes of Miss Blake to see his trainer
signaling him from afar.
"What is it, Lawrence?”
"Got to see you.”
“Nix! I got to see you now!”
Glass' ruddy face was blotched, and
he seemed to rest In the grip of some
blighting malady. Beneath bis arm
he carried a tight-rolled bundle. Sens
ing something Important back of this
unusual demeanor, Speed excused
himself and followed Larry, who did
not trust to speech until they were
alone in ths gymnasium with the
doors closed Then he unrolled the
bundle he carried, spread It upon the
floor, and stepped Into its exact cen
"Are you standing on my prayer
rug?” demanded his companion, an
"I am! And from this on I'm goln’
to make it work Itself to death. She
said a feller couldn’t get hurt if he
stood on it and said ‘Allah.’ Well,
Vgs goln' to wsar U am L”
“Do you know what's goln* to hap
pen to me If Covington don't get here
and beat this cook?"
"Happen to you?"
“Yes, me! These outlaws have put
It up to me to win this bet for them."
"Well, Covington can beat any
"But Covington Isn’t here yet.”
"Not yet, but—“ The young man
smiled. “You’re not frightened, are
"Scared to death, that's all,” ac
knowledged the other. Then when his
employer laughed openly, he broke
out at a white-heat “Joke, eh? Well,
you'd better have a good laugh while
you can. because Humpy Joe's finish
will be a ten-course dinner to what
you'll get if Covington misses his
“How easily frightened you are!"
“Yes? Well, any time people start
shooting shot# I m too big for this
earth. The hole in a gun looks as big
as a gas-tank to me.”
“But nobody is going to shoot you!”
exclaimed the mystified college man.
"They ain't hey? 1 missed the
Golden Stairs by a lip not half an
hour ago." With feverish intensity he
told his narrow escape from destruc
tion, the memory bringing a sweat of
agony to his brow. “And the worst
of It is.” he concluded, “I'm 'marked'
I've always been that
"Tut! tut! Don't alarm yourself. If
Covington shouldn't come, the race
will be declared off.”
“No chance.” announced the train
er, with utter conviction.
thugs have made it pay or play, and
the bets are down.”
“You know I can’t run.”
“If he don’t come, you’ll have to!”
“Absurd! I shall be indisposed."
“If you mean you’ll get sick, or
sprain an ankle, or break a leg, or
kill yourself, guess again. I'm re
sponsible for you now. Something
may go wrong with me, but nothin'
is goln’ to happen to you. My only
chance to make a live of it is to get
some one to outrun this cook. You're
the only chance I’ve got, if Culver
don’t show, and the first law of na
ture ain't never been repealed.”
Glass coughed thrice
without result, stepped off the prayer
rug, rolled it up tightly; then, hug
ging it beneath bis arm, went on:
"That four-eyed guy slipped me a
whole lot of feed-box Information.
Why, he’s a killer, Wally! And he's
got a cash-register to tally his dead.”
“Notches on his gun-handle, I sup
“So many that it looks like his wife
had used it to hang pictures with. I
tell you, he's the most deceitful rum
my I ever seen. What's more, he’s got
the homicide habit, and the habit has
got its eye on me.” Glass was in
deadly earnest, and his alarm con
trasted so strongly with his former
contemptuous attitude toward the
cowboys that Speed was constrained
to laugh again.
"It’s the most amusing thing I ever
“Yes,”' said the trainer, with elabo
ra* e sarcasm, “it would be awful fun
ny if it wasn't on the square.” He
moistened his lip nervously.
"You alarm yourself unnecessarily
"It’s Up to You to Make Him Beat
Well hear from Culver soon, either
by wire or tn person. He’s never
failed me yet
But if I were you,
Larry, I’d leave that Mexican girl
something to be afraid of. If these
cowboys are in love with her and have
their eyes on you—’’
Senor Aurelio Marfa Carara en
tered. He was smoking his custom
ary corn-husk cigarette, but bls dark
eyes were grave and bls silken mus-
tachlos were pointed to the fineness
•< « hriaUa.
UENOS dins. Senor.” Carara
bowed politely to Speed.
Turning to the trainer',
Carara eyed him from top
to toe, removed hla cigs-
/X'.y- rette. »Rd flipped the ashes
—daintily from It;
smiling disdainfully, said:
“Buenos dlas, Senor Fat!”
Glass started. “You talkin' to me?”
Carara leaned languidly
against the wall, took a match from
hto pocket, and dextrvusly struck it
between the nails of hto thumb and
finger, He breathed his lungs full of
smoke and exhaled it through his
nose, “I would have spik to you blf-
fore. but the Senor Fat is—he
shrugged his shoulders—’’frighten' so
bad he will not understand So—1
"Who's scared?” said Glass, gruffly.
Carara turned hto palm outward. In
“You been talk’ a gret deal to my
Señorita—to Mariedetta, eh?”
"Oh, the Cuban Queen!”
winked openly at Speed. "Sure! I
slip her a laugh now and then.”
"She to not Cubana, she to Mexi
cans.” said Carara, politely.
"Well, what d’you think of that! I
thought she was a Cuban." Glass be
gan to chuckle.
"Senor Fat.” broke In the Mexican,
sharply, while Larry winced at the
distasteful appellation, "she to my
"la she? Well, I can’t help It If
she falls for me.” The speaker cast
an appreciative glance at his cm-
ployer. “And you can cut out that
'Senor Fat,’ because It don't go—"
Then be gasped, for Carara slowly
drew from inside hla shirt a long,
thln-bladed knife bearing marks of re
cent grinding, and hto black eyes
HOME-MADE TRAP FOR CATCHING ANIMALS Keep
Robert H. Weir, age fourteen, of Cowley county, Kansas, has sent ua the
diagram of a rabbit trap which he says he made hlineelf. and 'one which
other boys could easily make, says Wallace's Farmer. Besides getting rab
bits, Robert has beeu able to get a few 'possums when apples were used as
bait. He says to make a few small holes in the back, so that the rabbit
can aee clear through, and not be timid of entering the trap.
FURNITURE FOR THE COLLIE KEEPING BOYS ON THE FARM
and you will havo the
secret of continued good
health,— allow it to be-
come impaired and you
weaken the entire ays-
tern,* For any disturb-
ance of the Stomach,
Liver and Bowels try
I .HOSTETTER’S. I
1 STOMACH BITTERS1
will find H beneficial is mq w«^
IF YOUR CHILD IB CROSS,
Youngster May Surprise Mother by
Keeping Quiet for Half Hour In
Making Little Toys.
Continual Fault-Finding Makee Youth’s
If tongue Is coated,
Heart Sore and Discourages Him
clean»» llttl» bowel» with "Cali
—Push Him Along.
fornia Syrup of Figs."
Any boy or girl who wants to sur
prise mother by being very quiet for
half an hour and by amusing himself
or herself—all that time, might
make pin furniture, because it to really
Get a few black-headed plus and a
spool of colored twkit. Then you can
find some scraps of velvet or satin or
other cloth, also a tiny pasteboard box
or a cork stopper.
l’erhape with a diagram In front of
you you won't need to bo told how to
go to work. But in case you should
bo puzzled here are th« directions:
Mothers can rest easy after living
Fathers want to keop their boys on
"California Hyrup of Figs," because In
ths farm but too many of them do not
a few hours all th« clogged up waste,
want to give them a start. They say.
"Let them dig their way out as 1 did sour bile sad fermenting food gently
moves out of the bowels, and you have
Every boy cannot work hard all of a well, playful child again.
Sick children needn't be coaxed to
tho time in heat or cold or In rain or
when the sun shine», but when bo lake this harmless "fruit laxative."
asks for a holiday often ho io sent Millions of mothers keep it handy be
back to work with a sore and heavy cause they know Its action on the
heart, and many a boy on the farm stomach. liver and bowels to prompt
seldom gels a chance to go anywhers and sure.
for pleasure. That to discouraging.
Ask your druggist tor a GOcent bot
Then, many farm boys are denied a tle of “California Syrup of Figs,”
little spending money, whlci^ every which contairs directions for babies,
boy craves. He ought to have a little children of all agva and for grown ups.
changu that ho can spend just as bo
pleases. I know farmers who always
Notice to Farmers.
leave their boys at home to caro for
Barties who are using Alamo Cai Kn-
tho house mid th» stock while their | flam in Oregon, Washington and Idaho
parents go off to town or to places of are hereby advised that 7 Ac II ra/. m
amusement. That always makes a FurquAur Ma^inery la. of Portland,
\ Oregon, are the exclusive distributors
Thia la only one side of the quoatlon. of Alamo I'ngintt. and carry a complete
On tho other hand some fathers in line of extras and repairs for Alamo
Enuinri in stock.
dulge their b»/s too much and spoil
Write ua direct end save time and
them. They say, “1 have worked too money. We ship the same day by Par-
hard all my life and now 1 nin going to cel Boat. Sj ccial prices and easy terms
give my boy a chance to make a I to you direct.
If your dealer does not handle Alamo
living easier than I did." Another
says, “I will glvo my boy nothing but Englnet. write ua for catalog ami prices.
tools, and let him make hla own llv- We sell Traction Et.ge ea, Thriohing
Machines, Saw .Mill Muchmyry and Ir
ing,” I think this is the best plan.
Boys to be content on the farm must
Write ua stating what you need, and
havo some stock and pets of Lholr we will mail catalog free.
own. This will do more to keep them The Western Farriuhar Machinery Co.
808 to 314 East Salmon St.,
contented than anything else. 1 know
what I'm talking about for I live on a
farm. 1 have stock of my own and 1
wouldn't change places with
The newly appointed master at
town boy 1 know, 1 am only thirteen school had learned all about "crib
years, but 1 havo a horse, a cow bing and such little dodge« as school-
and some bogs. I am proud of my ■ boys practice and bad not forgotten
One day during a lesson in history
For sport, a boy likes a gun and he
likes to trap for rabbits and other he observed ono of his pupils take
j out hto watch every minute or two.
He also likes to have a room of his He grew suspicious, thinking that the
own whero ho can keep all of bls pupil was consulting notes on the les-
| son. Finally he strode slowly be
own things. A bookesso filled with tween the desks and stopped In front
books will gladden his boyish heart, of the boy. "Let me see your watch,”
and fathers should buy their boys ■ he commanded.
books when they know they want
The master opened tho front of the
case. Iln looked somewhat sheepish
Some boys are bom for one pur- when he read tho single word ’ Sold!"
But ho was a shrewd man. He was
pose in life end some for another, and
parente should find out what be can not to be thrown off tbo scent so eas
do best, and help him In that direc ily. He opened the back of the case.
Then he was satisfied, for he read:
boy's heart sore and discourages him.
A boy should not be punished for
every little -ault, but he should be
talked to kindly and shown where he
Most boys are good
heart and do not Intend to do wrong,
and if they are helped to see what is
right they will generally do it.
§ Ki P W
“The Fat Senor Will Not Spik
snapped. His face had become
denly convulsed, while his voice rang
with the tone of chilled metal. Glass
A Pretty Chair.
retreated a step, a shudder ran
through him, and bls eyes riveted
Have a good box or a thin, round
themselves upon the weapon with hor piece of cork for the seat. Cork Is
best, because the pine go In It so
If you spik to her easily. You can easily enough cut a
again, I will cut you." The gaze of »||Ce from a round cork stopper. Cover
the Mexican pierced his victim. "I with the velvet or cloth. Then stick
will not keel you. I will just—cut |n the p|na for the back and twist the
thread around them; lastly stick four
Speed, who had sat in open-mouthed pins for the legs,
amazement during the scene, pinched
himself. Like Larry, be could not re-1
move his gaze from the swarthy man. MAKE HOMES FOR THE BIRDS
He pulled himself together with an ef
fort, however, undertaking to divert During Winter
Attract Little Feathered Friends
the present trend of the conversation.
by Making Nests.
”W—where will you cut him?" he
asked, pleasantly, more to make con
A boy once originated the idea of
versation than from any lingering
.varying the usual "bird's nesting"
question as to the precise location.
“Here.” Carara turned the blade craze Into a systematic study of the
against himself, and traced a cross breeding of our common birds. In cne
upon his front, whereupon the trainer spring bo found within the limits of a
gurgled and laid protecting bands single village 107 robins’ nests. “One
upon his protruding abdomen. “You hundred were in suitable situations on
private places, 41 were In woods,
swamps and orchards, eight were
“No.” Glass shook his head.
"But you understate Wat I try to placed under bridges (two being under
the iron girders of the railroad
bridge), four were in quarries, 16 were
“Yes—oh yes—I’m hep all right.1
“And the Senor Fat will r-r-remem tn barns, sheds, under piazzas, etc.,
and one was on the ground at the foot
Glass sighed miserably, of a bush.
In addition to searching out the
and tearing his eyes away from the
birds in their natural haunts, there is
glittering blade, rolled them toward
a great fascination In trying to at
his employer. “I don't want her! Mr.
tract them to our homes, says Boy
Speed knows I don’t want her!”
Scouts of America, During the wln-
Carara bowed. “And the Fat Senor
ter evenings boy scouts can busy
will not spik wit’ her again?”
themselves making nesting bozes.
Even an old cigar boz or a tomato can
“Gracias, Senor! I thank you!”
the size of a quar-
"You’re welcome!” agreed the New with a hole In it
ter will satisfy a bouse wren. Other
Yorker, with repressed feeling.
boxes which are suitable for blue
"Adios! Adios, Senor 8peed!”
chickadees, tree swallows and
"Goodby!" exclaimed the two in
| starlings will, if set up In March,
often have tenants the first season. In
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
many cases it is feasible to have
hinged doors or sides on the nesting
Knew the Time.
On a cold night a man was hasten boxes, so that they may occasionally
ing across the public square with his be opened and the progress of events
overcoat buttoned up to bls chin. He observed. It is needless to add, how
was rather anxious to know what time ever, that great caution must be exer
it was. but he was too lazy to open hie cised to prevent destruction of the
coat tn order to get at his watch. Just nest or other disturbance of the birds'
then he saw a well-dressed man ap-__
__ life. Under favorable clrcum
proaching and remarked to himself: stances even some of the shyer inhab-
“This is a cinch. I'll e’en ask yon Hants of the woods, such as woodpeck
genteel stranger what time It to and he ers, owls and ducks, can be Induced
j to patronize artificial cavities if they
He perceived that the stranger was are made right and erected right
buttoned up just as he wis. When no
came up the man who wanted to know
Case of Neceselty.
the time removed his hat politely and I It was Sunday, and two small boys
said: ”S1r, do you know what time were Industriously digging In a vacant
I lot, when a man who was passing
The stranger paused, removed his stopped
Btoppe<] to give them a lecture. "Don't
right glove, unbuttoned his coat from you know tbat It to a sin to dig on
top to bottom, unbuttoned his under- 8anday unless It be a case of neces-
coat, and finally pulled out bls watch, ,|ty7” asked the good man.
while the chill wind cut into bls uupro-
” timidly replied - one of the
tected chest. Holding up the wstch so boys.
that the light would shine upon Ito
"Then why don't you stop It?”
face for an Instant he glanced at II
” 'Cause this is a case of neceselty,"
replied the little philosopher. "A fel
can't fish without balL"—San
Then he passed on without anotbai J^an^iCo Argonaut
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