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A DOMANCE OF
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Cowboy« of the Flying Heart ranch are
boart broken over the I om of their much-
prised phonograph by the defeat of their
¿haniplon tn a foot-race with the cook of
the Centipede ranch. A house party 1«
Sat the Flying Heart. J. Wallingford
ted. cheer leader at Yale, and Culver
vlngton. Inter-collegiate champion run
ner. are expected. Helen Blake. Speed*«
sweetheart, suggests to Jean Chapin, sis
ter ef the owner of the ranch, that she
induce Covington, her lover, to win back
the phonograph. Helen declares that If
Ctvtngton won’t run. Speed will
cowboys are hilarious over the prospect
Speed and bls valet. Larry Glass, trainbr
at Yale, arrive Helen Blake asks Speed,
who has posed to her as an athlete, to
race against the Centipede man. The
.ewboyi join In the appeal to Wally, and
fearing that Helen will find him out. he
eac«enta. He insist, however, that he
eftall be entered as an unknown, figuring
that Covington will arrive In time lo take
his place. Fresno, glee club singer fr-'tn
Stanford university and In love with
Helen, tries to discredit Speed with the
ladles and the cowboys. Speed and Glass
put tn the time they are supposed to be
training playing cards in a secluded spot
Tha cowboys tell Glass it Is up to him to
that Spe- d wins the race. Willie, the
gunman, declares the trainer will go back
east pa ed in Ice. If Speed falls. A tele
gram comes fr-»m Covington saying he is
In Jail at Omaha f.'r ton days Glass In
a pant«' 7 r <-s Sp--*d to begin training In
•am >st The cowboy, force
In the training quarters and prepare him
a diet of very rar« meat.
“They won’t let me. I—I’m sup
posed to keep to myself.”
Miss Blake turned Indignantly upon
Larry “Do you mean to say Mr.
Speed can’t go walking with me!’’
“I never said nothing of the sort,”
declared the trainer. “He can go If
he wants to.”
“Just the same. I—oughtn’t to do It.
There Is a strict routine—”
▲ lift of the brows and a courteous
•mile proclaimed Miss Blake’s perfect
Indifference to the subject, just as Wil
lie sauntered past the open window
and spoke to Glass beneath bls breath:
“Git her out!”
“I’m so sorry. May 1 show you a
surprise I brought for you?” She un
wrapped her parcel, and proudly dis
played a pallid, anaemic cake garland-
ad with wild flowers.
Speed was honestly overcome.
“For you. It Isn’t even cold yet,
■e«! I made it before breakfast, and
It looks even better than the one I
baked at school!”
“That’s what I call fine,” declared
the youth. “By Jove! and I’m so
fond of cake!”
“Have a care!” breathed Larry, ris
ing nervously, but Speed paid no at
"Break It with your own hands,
please. Besides, It’s too hot to cut.”
Miss Blake broke it with her own
hands, during which operation the
brown face of the man outside reap
peared In the window. At sight of the
cake he spoke sharply, and Lawrence
lumbered swiftly across the floor and
laid a heavy hand upon the cake.
“Mr. Speed!” he cried warningly.
"Here, take your foot off my angel
food!” fiercely ordered the youth. But
the other was like adamant.
“Bo, you are about to contest for '
the honor of this ranch! That cake ■
will make a bum of you!”
“Oh—h!” gasped the author of the I
“Stop before It Is too late!" Glass
held his hungry employer at a dis- !
tance, striving to make known by a !
wink the necessity of his act.
"There Is absolutely nothing In my
cake to injure any one," Helen ob
jected loyally, with lifted chin; where
upon the corpulent trainer turned to
her and said:
"Cake would crab any athlete. Cake I
and gals is the limit”
"Really! I had no idea I was the
least bit dangerous." Miss Blake, turn
ing to her host, smiled frigidly. “I’m
so sorry I intruded.”
"Now don't say that!” Speed strove j
to detain her. ' Please don't be of
fended—I just have to train!”
"Of course. And will you pardon me
for interrupting your routine? You
see, I had no Idea I wasn’t wanted.”
"But you are, and I do want you!
"Good-by!” She nodded pleasantly
at the door, and left her lover staring
When she had gone, he cried. In a
trembling voice: “You're a fine yap,
you are! She got up early to do some
thing nice for me, and you Insulted
her! You wouldn't even let me sit
and hold her hand!”
“No palm readin’.” Speed turned to
behold bls trainer ravenously devour
ing the cake, and dashed to Its rescue.
"It's heavier than a frog full of
buckshot. You won't like it, Cui.”
"It's perfectly delicious!" came the
"Then get back of them curtains.
Willie 'd shoot on sight”
And that morning the prisoner Idled
about the premises, followed at a dis
tance by bls guard. He could not bear
to read the future; anything teemed
possible. Time and again he cursed
that spirit of
thoughtless lack of moral scruple,
which bad led him Into this predica
ment He vowed that he was dons
with false pretenses; henceforth the
stricteet probity should be his. No
more false posee. Praise wou by dis
simulation and deceit was empty, any
how, and did he escape thia once,
heneceforth the world should know J
Wallingford Speed tor what ho was—
an average individual, with no uncom
mon gifts of mind or body, courage or
At noon Wally went through the
mockery of a second blood-rare meal,
with no cake to follow, and that after
noon Glass dragged hiui out under the
hot sun, and made him sprint until ho
was ready to drop from exhaustion.
His supper was wretched, and his fa
tigue so great that he fell asleep at
Miss Blake's side during the evening.
With the first hint of dawn he was up
again, and Friday noon found him ut
terly hopeless, when, true to his pre
diction. the unexpected happened. In
one moment be was raised from the
blackest depths to the wildest trans
ports of delight. It came in the shape
of a telegram which Jean summoned
him to the house to receive. He won
dered listlessly as he opened the mes
sage, then started as if disbelieving
bis eyes; the marks of a wild emotion
spread over his features, he burst into
shrill, hysterical laughter.
"Do tell us!" begged Roberta.
"Covington—Covington la coming!”
Wally felt his head whirl, and failed to
note the chaperon's cry of surprise and
see the paling of her cheeks. "Cov
ington Is coming! Don't you under
stand?" he shouted. After all, the gods
were not deaf! Good old Culver, who
had never failed him, was coming as a
Even In the face of his extraordinary
outburst the attention of the behold
ers waa drawn to Lawrence Glass,
who caused the porch to shake be
neath his feet; who galloped to his
employer, and seizing him by the
hands, capered about like a hippopota-
"I told you 'Allah' waa some guy,”
he wheezed. "When does Covington
Wally reread the message “It says
'noon Friday.' Why, that s today! He's
"'Rah! 'Rah! 'Rah! Covington!"
bellowed the tra!ner, and Mrs. Reap
sank to a seat with a stifled moan.
Why all the 'Oh joy! Oh rapture!
stuff?" questioned Berkeley Fresno.
“As Socrates, the Hemlock Kid.
would put it, 'Snatched from the
shadow of the grave,"" quoth Glass,
then paused abruptly. "Say, you don't
think nothin' could happen to him on
the way over from the depot?"
"I’m so sorry we didn’t know In
time to meet him, lamented Miss
"And I could have run over to the
railroad to bid him welcome," laughed
Speed. "Twenty miles would do me
Still Bill and Willie approached the
“Would Y'all Like to Lay a Little Mo'
on This Race?”
gallery curiously, and in subdued tones
"What's the matter, Mr. 8peed?”
"You ain’t been summoned away?"
Willie stared questionlngly upward.
"No, no! My running partner la on
his way here, that’s all.”
"Ob, we was afraid something had
happened. You see. Gabby Gallagher
has juat blowed in from the Centipede
to raise our bets.”
"We think it’s a bluff, and we'd like
to call him.”
"Do ao, by all means!” cried the
excited athlete. "Come on, let’s all
talk to him!”
The entire party, with the exception
of Mrs. Reap, trooped down from the
porch and followed the foreman out
toward the sheds, where, In the midst
of a crowd of ranchhands, a burly,
loud-mouthed Texan waa discoursing.
“I do wish Jack were here,” said
Jean nervously, on the way.
Gabby Gallagher seemed a fitting
leader for such a desperate crew as
that of the Centipede, for be waa the
hardest-looking citizen ths easterners GAY FRILLS IN THE BOUDOIR
had beheld thus far. He waa thickset,
and burned to the color of a ripe olive; Dainty and Feminine Are the Ruf-
his long, drooping mustaches, tobacco-
five Just Now Being Bo Generously
stained at the center, were bleached
Made Use Of.
at tho extremities to a hempen hue.
ills bristly hair waa cut abort, and
Ae ruffles become more and more
stood aggressively erect upon a bullet fashionable on feminine garb they be
head, hla clothes were soiled and gin to make a reappearance In fem-
greasy beneath a gray coating of duet. . lulno boudoirs. Ruffled window cur
A pair of alert, lead blue eyes and a
tains. bed-spreads and pillow covers
certain facility of movement belied the
are replacing the straight bordered ef
drawl that marked hla nativity. He fects of tho last few years and ml-
removed hla hat and bowed at sight
! lady's room promises to become as
of Miss Chapin.
"Good evenin'. Miss Jean!” said bs. gayly frilled a sanctum as It waa a
: half century ago.
"I hope 1 find y'all well.”
Ruffled pillow cases are especially
"Quite well, Gallagher. And you?"'
dainty and feminine and they give the
"Tol'able, thank you.”
"Theas ars my friends from ths i final touch of luxury to the bed. If
| one does not desire to sleep on tho
The Centipede foreman ran hla eyes beruffled pillows they may bo ex
changed al night for smaller pillows
coldly over Jean's companions until
they rested upon Speed, where they in plain llneu slips, or iho ruffled slips
remained. He shifted a lump In hie may be removed and put on again next
cheek, spat dexterously, and directed morning. This takes but a moment it
' tho slip covers are roomy enough to
his remark at the Yale man.
“I rode over to see If y'all would like go over the pillow without tugging.
to lay a little mo' In this y'ere foot Two or three snap buttons sewed
race. 1 allow you are the unknown?” along the opening under tho rufflee
Speed nodded, and Stover took oc will hold the daluty covers smoothly
In place and may bo unfastened In a
casion to ramark:
"Them's our Inclinations, but —e've ' twinkling at nlghL
Rather narrow ruffles give tho best
about gone our limit.”
—two and a half Inches should
"I don't blame you none.” said Gal
lagher. allowing his gaze to rove slow bo the limit of width and tho hems
ly from top to toe of the eastern lad. should be very narrow also. Make
No, I caln't blanio you none whatever ' the ruffle full enough to be fluted by
But I'm terrible grieved at them tid tho laundress and the effect will be
in'». Though we Centipede punchers very crisp and smart. Such pillow
has ever considered y'all a cheap an' covers should be square, rather than
poverty-ridden outfit, wo gives you oblong, and the pillow may bo stuffed
credit for bein' game, till now." He Into the square, the snap buttons
spat for a second time, and regarded holding it In place. Of course the ruf
fles must go around all four sides of
A murmur ran through the cowboys. each cover, and tho bed thus dressed
"'We are game,” retorted Stover, will need no pillow shams, bolster roll
"and for your own good don't allow no or other device to hide the sleeping
belief to the contrary to become a pillows from view.
1 1 ■
"Don't let a Centipede bluff you!” TO CLEAN COLORED FABRICS
exclaimed Speed. “Cover anything
they offer—give 'em odds. Anything Liquid Resulting From Grated Raw
you don't want. I'll take, pay or play,
Potatoes Mixed With Water Will
money at the tape. We can't lose."
Produce Gratifying Results.
"I got no more money," said Carara,
removing hla handsome bespangled
Grate raw potatoes to a fine pulp In
hat, "but 1 bet my sombrero. 'E's clear water, and pass the liquid
wort' two hondred pesos."
through a coarse sieve Into another
followed : vessel ot water !<et tho mixture stand
until the fine white particles of tho
"Aye ban' send may vages home to potatoes are precipitated, then pour
may ole' moder, but aye skall bat you the water off and preserve for use.
This liquid will clean all sorts of silk,
"Haven't you boys risked enough al cotton or woolen goods without hurt
ready?” ventured Miss Chapin. "Re ing them or spoiling the color. Two
member. It will go pretty bard with good sized potatoes are sufficient for
a pint of water.
"Harder the better," came a voice.
The article to be cleanod should be
“Y'all don’t have to bet, jest because laid upon a linen cloth on a table, and,
I'm h'yar,” gibed Gallagher.
having provided a clean sponge, dip It
"God! 1 wish I was rich!” exclaimed into the potato water and apply it to
the article to be cleaned until the dirt
But Miss Chapin protested. "You Is entirely separated; then waah In
are two months overdrawn, all of you. clean water several times.
My brother won't advance you any
The coarse pulp, which does not
pass through the sieve, If of great use
“Then my man, Lawrence, will take In cleaning wool draperies, carpets
what they can't cover," offered Speed. and other coarse goods.
Clean 'em good,
brothers," croaked the trainer.
Easy Sunday Dinner.
"If you'll stop over to the bunk
Fresh beef tongue makes an eco
house, Gabby, we’ll dig up some per
sonal perquisites and family heir nomical and toothaome dinner for Sun
looms.” Stover nodded toward his day. It costs about half as much as
men's quarters, and Gallagher grinned the smoked variety and goes farther.
Buy on Friday and soak over night In
"That shore listens like a baud from strong salt water. Cook tho next
where I set. We alm to annex tho morning In plenty of water, well salt
wages, hopes, and personal ambitions ed. Add one-half cupful of cooked
of y'all, along with your talkin'-ina- rice to the water and you will have an
excellent broth for luncheon or dinner
On Sunday slice the
"Excuse me.” Willie pushed his way on Saturday
forward. “How's she gettln' along?" tongue cold and serve with It a jelly
or sauce. One can also cut out enough
"You mule-sklnners ain't broke J meat from around the root of tongue
for a few sandwiches or to use In cro-
“No; we playa her every evenin'." i queries or hash
The little man shifted his feet; then luncheon.
allowed himself to inquire, as If re
garding the habits of some dear de
Scale a five pound whitefish or two
"Have you chose any favorite ree- smaller ones. Cut open the entire
length down the middle with a small
"We all has our pick. Speakin' per knife and loosen the backbone at tho
sonal, I'm stuck on that baggage coach neck until you can take hold of It.
song of Mrs. More’s."
Gently draw It out; it will come en
"Mo-ray!" Willie corrected. “M-o-r-a! tire with all the bones. Rinse fish
Heleney Mo ray is the lady’s name."
and place back downward on a piece
"Mebbe so. Our foot-runner llkea of hardwood plank. A dripping pan
that Injun war-dance best of all.” Ca will answer, but has not quite the
rara smiled at Cloudy, who nodded, same flavor. Dot with small pieces of
as If pleased by the compliment butter, pepper and salt. Sprinkle over
Then it was that the Flying Heart It the juice of a large lemon. Bake
spokesman made an inquiry In hushed, In rather a quick oven 26 minutes. It
must be a rich brown If a dripping
"How do you like "Tho Holy City?” pan Is used add a half cupful of wa
—he removed bls bat. as dl<f those ter.
back of him. "As sung by Madam-o-
sella M<1 by?"
"Rotten!” Gallagher said promptly.
Four eggs, one-half cake grated
"That's a bum, for fair.”
chocolate, one tablespoonfu! of corn
(TO BE CONTINUED )
starch dissolved in milk, three table
spoonfuls ot milk, four of sugar, a half
teaspoonful of vanilla, a half teaspoon
A magazine editor recently return ful of cinnamon, a small pinch of salt
ed a story to an aspiring contribu
and a heaping teaapoonful of butter.
Immediately the latter wrote an In Rub the chocolate smooth In the milk,
dignant letter to him, saying that be heat over the fire and add tho corn
fore sending her manuscript she bad starch wet in milk. Stir until thick
slightly pasted together several of ened and then pour out. When cold
the inner pages. When the story was beat In the yolk of eggs, sugar and
returned to her It was In Its original flavoring. Bake In tart shells; cover
condition. She bad always suspected with meringue. To be served cold.
editors of neglecting their duties;
now she was cure of their careless
Having discovered an excellent way
ness, for her own story had not been
read. To all this, the much berated to clean matting, I pass It on to
man made reply: "Dear Madam: At others. Heat the matting first to re
breakfast, when I find that an egg Is move »11 dust, then take It out of
bad, I do not have to eat the whole of doors and scrub It well with bran wa
It to make sum ." —The Sunday Maga ter or with water to which a small
quantity of salt has been added. Soap
has a tendency to turn matting yel
low, and should not be used. After
Tea Reveals Oil Flsld.
The discoverer of oil in Papua the matting has been put through
British New Guinea, was the result ot thia process, It should be rinsed with
a native boy being whipped for plao- cold water, rubbed as dry as possible
Ing kerosene In a miner’s tea. Th» with a clean cloth and bung on a line
youth declared bls innocence and led ' to complete the drying.
the miner to the well from which tbs
To Curl a Feather.
water had been taken.
An ostrich feather that has become
It was found that the surface of the
water was completely covered with uncurled from the dampness may be
kerosene, the source of which Is be curled again by sprinkling It thickly
ing developed Into a huge commer with common salt and shaking It be
fore a bright fire until it Is dry.
New Indian Animal Stories
How the Rabbit Destroyed Hint
By JOHN M. (KSK1SON
Chlldren, Color tns Abov» Sketch to Bult Yourself. Ssvs All the Sketche»
and Make a Book of Thom.
"Yea, this la where 1 live.” And
thun the rabbit »aid:
Long time ago, when the Indiana of
"Well, my name Is Rabbit. !'»«'
the wooded mountains used to tip their
heard about you. and »o I've come to
arrows with pieces of sharp flint, the
invito you to visit me."
Uttlo children who watched tho old
‘Where do you live?" asked Hint
men at work chipping the flint and
“My homo Is In the broom grass by
binding the pointed bit» of atone Into
the ends of the arrows with deer sinew, tho rivet," said the rabbit
"Well, I will be pleased to come and
would boar thl* story:
Once the animals all camo together visit you In a t«w day»." »aid Flint, and
in council to talk about how they could he looked ns If he wished the rabbit
destroy Flint, the awful fellow who 1 would go away.
llvod up on the mountain and killed
“Why not come with mo today and
so many of them. One after tho other, have supper at my house?" asked the
the animals stood up In the council and rnbbiL who had made his. plans.
told about how Flint had come down I “All right. I will," said Hint. "Just
from the rocky ledges of tho mountain wait till 1 cover my fire with ashes so
and carried off somo of their relatives. it will keep till morning "
Tho Groat Bear said It. th« long
So tho two camo down from th»
pronged deer said It; the oldest gob mountain together, and they camo to
bler sald*lt; nnd finally the Great Otter : th« rabbit’s house by tho river. Tho
said that soinobody must go and kill rabbit said he’d make n fire down by
Hint In order to save tho lives ot tho the water, where It waa cooler, an«!
rest of tho animals.
then they at» their supper on the
But who would dare to go up to th« grass
mountain and undertake to destroy
It was n good supper the rabbit
Hint? No one wanted to go. though cooked, and afterward Hint said li »
tho Great Otter, who was nt Iho head was sleepy and would take a nap An I
of tho council, said that great honor when Hint lay down tho rabbit hunted
would come to tho one who succeeded i round for two big sticks. Then he got
At last when It camo time for tho out hla knlf» and began to whittle on
rabbit to answer, he said that he would the »ticks. One ho whittled In the
go and destroy Hint If he only knew shape of a hammer and tho other he
tho way to hla bouse.
shaped Ilk» a wedge.
"Oh!” said all the animals at once,
“What are you doing that for?"
“we will show you the way.” And so
<l Hint sleepily.
they all caiue out of th« council and
"Oh. I always have Io be doing some
took the rabbit to a high knoll. When
they were all gathered on the knoll, thing," said tho rabbit. "Besides,
tho Great Otter stood beside the rab these may como In handy."
Soon Hint wns fast asleep. Th»
bit and pointed to a house 'way up on
tho side of tho mountain. They could rubbit spoke to him, but hu did not
answer. Th« rabbit went over and
just barely see It
"There," said tho Great Otter, "Ilves kicked Hint, but even thut did not
Hint," and ho told the rabbit just how wako him. Then tho rubbit put tho
sharp wedge against the body of Hint
to get up there.
It was a long road, and tho rabbit nnd drew back as fur ns he could with
sat down to reel before ho got to the hummer and sent the wedgs deep
Hint's house, and he planned what ho Into Flint's body.
would do. Then lie got up and went
As ho struck, tho rabbit turned nnd
ran as fast an ho could to the door of
Hint was standing In tho door of his house. Just as ho got Inaldo ho
hla house as the rabbit came up and hi-nrd a great explosion and struck his
said to him:
head out to see what it was. Tho
"Slyu (hello)—are you tho fellow wedge hnd broken Iho body of Hint
they call Hint?" And tho rabbit said to bits and tho pieces wero flying all
it just as If ho meant to bite hla head about
off right there!
It was one of tho pieces that camo
"Yes, I'm Hint,” answered tho flying straight at tho rubbit and cut
wicked one who lived on tho moun his upper lip before ho could pull his
tain, but he didn't Invito the rabbit to head Insldo hln door. And to this day
come Inside. So the rabbit said:
you can see In tho upper lip of tho
"Is this where you live?” And Hint rabbit tho little split mado by tho
piece of Hint.
(Copyright, 191«. by (hr McClure Nr»»-
papor Syndicate )
DARK ROOM EMERGENCY LAMPI FIRST BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
Easy Matter to Arrange Ruby Light
for Developing Films and Plates—
Tungsten Globs Used.
Pioneer of Juvenile Literature Wae
John Newbury—Immortalized In
“The Vicar of Waksflsld.”
John Newbury was really tho
In developing films and plates It Is
esnentlal that a ruby lamp be used. ploncer of tho children's books which
Not having ono I took my Brownie No. ho advertised so Ingeniously, and tho
2 camera, tn tho back of which is a two hundredth anniyerxary of his birth
la worthy of retnembrnneo.
"Juvonllo Library," commenced about
1 <S0, was tho first attempt to provide
the children with readable books, and
It was In this series that "Goody Two-
Shoos,” "(Jllea Gingerbread" and
"Tommy Trip” first made their appear
ance In print, (h.ldsmlth, who wrote
a good many of those children's class
ics for Newbury, termed him the "hon-
cstest man In creation," and Immortal
ized him by a pleasing portrait In
“The Vicar of Wakefield.”
Emergency Ruby Lamp.
His Parental Excuse.
Teacher—You wero absent from
small ruby lens, and removed the film
holder, says a writer in the Popular school yesterday?
Tommie—Yes, ma'am. I was sick.
Electricity. In thia space was placed a
small tungsten battery lamp. A few
"Have you any excuse for being sick
feet of flexible wire was attached to yesterday?”
the lamp socket terminals and a dry
"Yes, ma'am. It was the pie. ma’am.”
battery furnished the current.
"I moan have you any excuse from
your parents for being sick yester
A small but practical electric rnll day?”
way has been Installed In u Furls
“Yes, ma'am. It was pie v/hul
mother made what made me sick.”