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About Mt. Scott herald. (Lents, Multnomah Co., Or.) 1914-1923 | View Entire Issue (April 16, 1920)
A SMILE OR TWO.
Sugar stocks are going um but not
ou consumers' suelves.
Western Nowopapor Union)
Big Tom stood gazing absently
through the window of his crude office
in the wood. His mother had distin
guished biiu by this name, from the
frail Toni, who was his father. Now
that both were gone, the faithful son
awakened bitterly to a sense of his
With the cheery
mother awaiting him each evening In
the neat outage home, this busy life
among rough lumbermeu had seemed
neither profitless uor dull. Big Tom
dreaded poignantly his evenings. He
wondered, if he might not arrange to
leave the work here, and go to c more
coniiuiniouiil'le field in the city. But
whom could he trust to carry on his
great interests, which had grown to
remarkable success? No, the life which
he had liven obliged to take up when
his father's declining health made
work no I- nger possible, must still be
the life wh'ch would hold his fretting
spirit. Aud as he gazed with somber
eyes through the opening between the
trees, he !'<■! I I an unbelievalde thing;
a girl’s figure advancing rapidly to
Tlie girl, dropping her suit case be
fore the office door, and sounding a
tentative knock answered the question.
To Toni's astonished stare, she gave
a wistful smile. “If you please,"
asked the wonder-girl, “will you direct
me to a hotel—or boarding house?"
she added at his evident glance of
dismay. “! left the train at the last
stop, and have walked, searching upon
m.v way. The place Is less populated
than I thought.”
“Come In." said Big Tom. cordially.
Before this girl's diffidence his self-
“Why did you come?" Toni asked
The girl’s crystal clear eyes met
his frankly. “I came to hide away
from a man,” she replied, “and I left
the train at the most isolated spot I
could find. I hoped."—Impatiently she
brushed the tears from her fringed
lids,—“to find work here. Stenogra
phy perhaps, and support myself."
Big Tom whistled. “You know your
own business of course,” he said, “but
don't you think you’d better go back.
Surely there is some other way—
“This is the only way.” the girl an
“If it's the only way." he said brisk
ly, “and you are determined itf It. why.
you may become my typist, this min
ute, I’ll be almighty relieved to find
one. Even in this wilderness I'm a busy
man. And there’s my mother's cot
tage. all ready for you to keep house
In. It will be pleasant to think of
you there, sort of keeping things go
“And you?” asked the girl breath
lessly. “where will you be?"
“Why. right here.” Mr. Tom replied.
“I bunk here now half the time.”
So the plan worked out like n happy
fairy tale, and the new arrangement
of affairs ran smoothly, as affairs were
wont to run, with Big Tom’s planning.
The girl bade him call her “Joy:” “Be
cause she had put her sorrows behind
tier,” she said
His love for her grew to a sort of
reverence. In Joy. was personified all
the beauty and truth and purity of
the book women whom Tom had wor
shipped; almost the only women
that he had cared to know. And ev
ery day, little Joy. singing about her
neat cottage, or over the books in the
cabin office, grew more and more into
the very spirit of her name. It was
then that Rawlings of the city end of
the business came out to the forests
to consult personally with Tom Here
ford. And when Rawlings faced Tom's
little stenographer he stammered in
what he was saying and left the room
troubled eyes noted Joy’s sudden pal-
lor, and when Rawlings had gone she
came to him with a gesture of resig-
nation. “I will have to leave you. Big
Toni,” she said wearily.
“Rawlings Is not the man you are
hiding from?” he asked sharply.
Joy ahisik her head. “He will send
the other man to find me," she told
Suddenly, she was sobbing.
“You don't understand, Tom dear,”
she cried, “the man 1 ran away from,
•was my promised husband."
Instantly his arms released her, ac
cusingly his eyes held hers.
“Listen,” the girl went on. “I was
for years secretary to n wealthy wom
an who loved and trusted me. Before
she died, she begged me to marry her
only son, that I m'ght guard her for
tune and convert him from reckless
ness to wisdom. I agreed, only when
I thought that he loved me. He was
winningly attractive in a young girl's
eyes, and I also thought—Oh ! Tom
how could I ever have thought—that
I cared for him: we agreed before
witnesses that we should be married
as soon as the requirements of the
will were adjusted.
Dazedly Big Tom turned to answer
the telephone. When he replaced the
receiver, he swung about and held
out his arms.
“Joy of m.v life,” cried Tom exultant
ly, “you don't have to go back. Yon
are not going back, until you go, as
m.v wife. That was Raw’llngs; he
called to say that the man you ran
away from is married and already he
has taken steps to secure his moth
“He can have It all,” said Joy
Big Tom laughed. "Reckon I’ve
got enough for yon honey.” he ■aid.
It Is a cost of llvlug. It might lie said,
Miss Marie Morrisey, whose
under which It Is the easiest thing <n
the world to get her father to eonaeut concert Tuesday, May ♦, prom
to his daughter's hand In marriage.
ises to be one of the most delight
Tired Buying Tires?
fill of the season, insists that her
Tailors say the reason prices are
high Is that pocket-makera, for <n mice wn* not always received
stance, are getting $70 a week. What, with the same favor as it is to
Liberty bonds will not bite the pos for Instance, Is the good of a pocket? day.
It seems that Miss Morrisey
sessor. Wild-cat securities do.
Japan Is said to be giving Swlaa offi has always been determined to
For a troubled conscience try shov cers a big bonus to Join her urtuy. sing. Ami when she was a little
Switzerland might reciprocate and give
eling the snow off your sidewalk.
Japanese officers ■ bouua to serve In girl she used to lift up her voice
and carol loudly for the edifica
A lump of coal for a lump of sugar her navy.
tion of herself and all the neigh
may prove about an eveu trade.
Fluctuations In the stock market bor*.
Talking about the coal situation also may Interest a few speculatively In
One day the policeman on the
cline.! persona, but the thing we are
helps to keep many of us warm.
Interested In Is the fluctuation of sugar beat passed Miss
If your sweetheart turns low the prices In the flrat page headlines.
sounds issuing forth, he finially
light, cheer up! She's but conserving
The tnflux of wolves Into Mini Roba concluded to investigate.
is lnterprete.1 by thè trapper» as ■ foro-
He was a good policeman, was
cast of au exceaslvely severe wiuter. Pat. and he took an interest in
The coal situation continu.-« to stlin-
But we prefer to pln our falth to thè
ulate production In typewriter sup
beare of New York state, who aro all the affairs of the street. So
he presented himself to Miss
salii to predlct a lulld one.
If years go by contrarle» HW ought
to bring mauy blessings.
Liberty bonds are best In the long
Girls inclined to he particular should
run even If the government Is retiring
that B.tWO British women
■re scheduled to come to this country
“Operators Can Not Raise Price of next year In search of husbands.
Coal,” and neither can a lot of the con
British mothers-ln-law are forbidden
by law to visit “the children" more
The last glimmering ray of hope Is than a month at a stretch. This la fla
gone. The kick is to be taken out of grant denial of self-determination.
None of those German statesmen an*
When mothers depiand an eight hour sorry for anything connected with the
day then the world may as well give U-boat campaign except that It failed
up the ghost.
The Columbia profeasor who says n
Sales of Jewelry have doubled tn family of five can cat on $11.00 a week
Baris, and this with no rush of Amer has never lived In this little old town
Many a nervous householder would
The coal shortage has crowded the now find the rattling of coal down the
sugar shortage Into the background of chute to the bln ns smithing as a sym
No wonder, when you think of the
present prices for new casings and
tubes. Don’t put your money into
costly new tires and tubes when
you can have the old ones neatly
vulcanized by usjtnd with, the sav
ings you can invest’in WaTiSavings
Stamps. Think it over—and act!
"Madame.” lie said "ia that
teased her singing long enough
t<> hear her mother admit the re
Well, Madam,” said Pic,
What in the world is the mat
ter with her to make her cry all
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