Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About St. Johns review. (Saint Johns, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 7, 1910)
COLLIER & COLLIER
Rooms in Holbrook Bulldlnjr.
St. Johns, .... Oregon
JOSEPH McCHESNEY, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Day & Night Office In McChcsnoy blk.
I'lion. Jtrtty Kl.
St. Johns, Oregon.
Rti. rloBi Jeru; 1571. Ofite Moo hntj 921
ALBERT CAREY, M. D.
Renldence 902 FMiendn Otrwt
Office ltourai 10 a, m. to 1 p. in., 8 to 6 p. Bl.
ST. JOHNS, OHCGON.
Daniel 0. Webster, A. B. M. D
Residence, C97 Dawson Street
Office, PHtor Block.
University Pork, Portland, Oregon.
Ofllco Phono Richmond 51
First National Bank building.
ST. JOHNS, OREGON.
DR. W. E. HARTEL
Phono Richmond 201
Phono Jcrsoy 021 Holbrook Block
DR. J. VINTON SCOTT
Open Evcnlnjrs nnd Sundays by Ap-
Office Phono Woodlawn 703
Ken. Phono Woodlawn 1C55
D. E. HOPKINS
Office I tour. I Krotn (to 11 m 1 to 5 p. m.
7 to S p. m.
682 Dawson street, University Park
Phono Jcrnoy 1C71 Hours: 2 to 0 p. m.
ST. JOHNS PIANO SCHOOL
Mrs. Lilllc Wells Cnrcy
002 Fcssondon St, ST. JOHNS, ORE.
II. S. Hr.wirr E. S. Wiiioiit
(It flll. 8k W4 H. Horn
HEWITT & WRIGHT
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS
Estimates and Plans Furnished
Houses for Sale. ST. JOHNS, ONE.
J. R. WEIMER
Transfor and Storarje
Wo dolivor your goods to and from
all parts of Portland. Vancouver. Linn
ton, Portland nnd Suburban Express
Co., city dock nnd all jxilnts ncccsslblo
by wagon. Piano and furniture moving
a siwclnlty. 100 E. Burlington; phone
S LAUFtEL LODGE
No. 186 I. 0. 0. P.
ST. JOHNS, flHCGON
McoU each Monday evening In Odd Fol
lows' hall, at 8:00. Visitors wolcomixL
I. S. Wilt. H, C C r. Mm. SweUr,
HOLMES IODCC NO. 101
hNlfitltS or I'YIIIIM
MHUnrry r'rkl.y lilnht lit
rwnufwe ei i. w. u. rr
(J 11.11. Yitlluri lw)re Wei-
U f A II. If t!tki
A.W.riCKIC, K. R. S
Dome tonne no. 132
MS f. and A. M.
- - . - V
tfwt'i$Lx& Regular eoiiiinunleallotui
X!J?Z on first ami third Wed
f'S&Y tiwwlHyu of each month
' NX In Odd Follows' hall.
E, S, Harrington,
Allen It. Jobes,
CAMP 773 W. 0. W.
n o s U it y
i 11 Illok
W. E. Coon, C C.
W. Scott hVllogg, Clork.
Sec us for the Choicest Cuts ol
the Best Meats Obtainable.
Order Filled end family Trade Solicited.
T. P. WARD, Proprietor.
St. Johns Sand
and Gravel Co.
JACKSON & MUSGKOVE, Props.
We are prepared to do any and
all kinds of excavating for streot
work and other purposes. Wo
also handle sidowulk and build
Newton and Feasondon Stroots,
St Johns, Ore.
Phono Richmond 1571.
rZelda Dameron r'
Coprrisht, 1004, hr The DobU-MwHO Co.
CHAPTER XVI. (Continued.)
Thoro wns no mistaking tho gloam
that lighted tho old man's eyes.
"Who's your purchasor?" ho asked,
"I think I've mentioned to you tho
Patoka Land and Improvement Com.
pany. Wo'vo decided not to conflno our
selves to our Hat schemo nlono. We're
going to hnndlo big real estate schemes
wherever wo see anything Rood enough
and biff cnoufch to make It worth while.
That wasn't our Intention at first, but
Ivo persuadod our people to see It that
way, ah tho big fortunes tn this coun
try havo been mado In real estate, and
tho possibilities haven't been exhaust
ed yet. If we can hit a fair price, we'll
take your lots and work them oft In
our own way but I shouldn't bolhor
with tho thins at all If It weren't th.tt
t hope to got that creek strip from you."
"who aro In your company?" asked
the old man. Ills need for cash was
great, but ho tried to conceal his anx
loty, and he was realty curious to know
who were behind Ualcomb.
The promoter rcoled off a long list
of names, most of them unknown to
Damoron, but Ilnlcomb's ready explan
ation Imparted stability to all of them
There were half a doion country bank
ers and a numbor of mon who were or
Ilrtrl tmnn Uttktn rtf?l.ttM
"You seem to havo drawn largely on
the country," remarked tho old man,
"You aro quite right. I did. It's
easier. There's lots of money In these
country banks that's crying for Invest
ment I know a lot of business houses
right here In our Jobbing district that
go to tho country for tholr loans. These
old Marlona bankers havo nover got
over tho punlo of '73. Kvory ttmo they
make a loan they make an enemy. A
man whoso credit Is Al doesn't like to
Iwivo to go ovor his past and the his
tory of his wlfo's relations oven unto
tho third nnd fourth generation evorv
ttmo ho borrows a few thousand dol
lars. Not muchl"
Damoron laughed, a llttto uneasily,
but ha laughed. Two yours before he
would have shuddered at such herety.
"Well," raid Ualcomb, rising, "you
think over tho matter and lot me know
whothor you oare to sell. I'll give you
ono thousand dollars for an option on
the creek strip at sixty thousand. I'll
see you In a fow days."
".Vol Nol" Tho old man's volco
roso querulously. Delays were dan
gerous. If Ualcomb could do It no must
effect the sale at once.
'The flguro I nainod yesterday," be
"Is out of tho question," said Ilal-
comb, with finality.
"Then nine hundred dollars aploco
for tho block of Iota."
Perfectly absurd." And Ualcomb
turnod toward the door.
The old man roso and rested against
his desk heavily. Ills bent figure Wits
wholly pitiful: the claw-like fingers on
which he leaned trembled so that his
thin, worn body shook .
'Hupposo you name a figure. Mr. ml-
comb," he said, with a palhetlo attempt
"I am authorised to close at twenty
thousand cashi and my commission
comes out of that. We'll say flfteon
hundred commission. Hut I am not
anxious to buy at that price It's quite
Immaterial to me. What I want is the
"I havo better use ror tne monoyt
yes, I can use 11 10 nuvnninue, emu
Dameron, as though ha were pondering
the matter gravely and seeking to jus
Ilaleomb took a step mwara mm.
"In other real estate, by the terms of
the trust" he said, smiling In an in
"Yes; yes, of course," said Dameron,
"And there's the order or court."
"To tie sure there's an order of
court required by the terms or tnu
trust I suppose you wouldn't mind
waiting a little for that Tho trust ex
pires In a few woeks I prefer to go to
tho Judge wltn ino wnoie seiuvmoni ai
"Hut you prefer not to go to toe
Judge to ask his approval of this par.
tleular deea. ah num. inn mirut,i
nsodn't show theso requirements our
attorney will not bo particular, I'll ftx
that for you."
"Yes, you can arrange mat, 1 sup-
nose, slid ina ma iubii, weuKiy, lis
was trembling now, visibly, and his
That will be worm nve hundred
more as spoolal commission and guar'
anty that you won't forget the court's
upproval." sain imicoinu, coouy.
"No, on, nm wuiivu mo uui man.
"I'm giving It away. You are taking
unfair advantage. I am not well I
am not quite myself to. day."
He sank into 111 chair, breathing
Iwrdi but he recovered Instantly and
lulled at liuieomo wun an eirark
"I'm not a man to wick out when I
have pledged my worn," no said, grand
y. "A trauu- a iruue." Ana luicomo
"Now, ono oincr uuntr, .nr. (Minor.
on, Hi oe qunro wiiii yuu nnu ten
the truth. ve got to nave the option
on tho croek strip. My people are not
bit cruiy to buy ion into uiese. but
our apurtmeut schemo Is a big thing,
and to get your strip or ground out
there on the creek bank we'ro willing
to buy theso lots of yours Just as the
fellow saia, to snow mere's no hard
"At seventy-nve thousand for '.he
crook strip. Not a cent loss. It's a
part of tho trust. It's my daughter's.
shall not give it away. There are
only a few weeks moro In which I shall
havo any right to sell and and I
have had anothor offer," he ended,
"Quito likely; but It Isn't so easy to
get so muoh cash on short notice. And
there's the dlffloulty of finding other
real estate to reinvest tho monoy In.
and tho order of court and all that"
Ualcomb stroked his beard and eyed
his prey. He dropped tho suggestion
about the reinvestment of tho pro
ceeds In real citato merely to show
his acquaintance with the terms of tho
trust It amused him to remember Ex-
ra Dameron's old reputation as a hard
customer. Ho was proving, In Dai
comb's own phrase, almost too easy.
"we'll call It twenty thousand, then.
for the blook of lots," said tho old man.
smiling and rubbing his hands.
Tory woll," said lUlcomb, "with
two thousand as my fee In the matter
and an option to buy the oreek strip at
Tho old man stared at him with a
sudden malevolont light In his eyes,
but ho said with exaggerated dlgnttyt
"very wen, Mr. uaioomb."
Dasneron drew from his dssk m ab-
nisfi'fi of title covering the Roger Her.
Ham addition. It was In due form, tho
work of a wolt-known tltlo company
Ilaleomb took It and ran his eye
through Its crisp pages.
Bo tho next afternoon a deed was
filed with tho county recordor, convoy
Ing tho block of lots to tho Patok
Iand and Improvement Company, Ezra.
Damoron receiving eighteen thousand
dollars as consideration and J, Arthur
Ualcomb two thousand dollars as com
mission. Opportunities to mako two
thousand so easily wero not to bo put
aside, and Halcomb's conscience trou
bled him not at all over tho transac
tlon. Van Clevo, the vice president and
attornoy, did exactly what Ualcomb,
the treasurer, told him to do without
question and when Ualcomb expressed
himself as satisfied that the court's ap
proval would bo forthcoming shortly
when tho whole estate was settled, and
that woanwhlle tho dood should bo re
cordod, Van Clave readily acquiesced.
Ualcomb told his associates that It was
the onty way In whlah Dameron would
glvo the option.
Ualcomb did not of course, tell his
associates that ho was accepting
commission from Dameron; for thero
wore times when J. Arthur Ualcomb's
volubility gavo way to retlconco of the
austorost kind. He plumed hlmeilf
upon at last having secured at sixty
thousand dollars an option on the creek
strip, whoro tho Ideal apartment houso
was to bo built; and ho sent notlcos to
his directors of a meotlng to consider
plans for building. The fact that tho
company had Just bought through his
shrewd agoncy, something Ilka fifty
thousand dollars' worth of lots for
twenty thousand would, he told Van
Clovo, "look good to tho Jays," and I
Copeiand, the lawyor who nover
practiced, reached the Tippecanoe Club
every week-day at oxactly thirty mln
utcs past twotvo o'clock. A good rig
uro of a man was Copoland. He had
steady brown eyes In which a keen hu
mor lurked) and his hair that had one
been black was now white; but ho wns
still young nnd tho snowy oap over
his dark features was becoming. In 11
frook coat Copetand would havo graced
the Henato or tho President's cabinet
table. Ho had telephoned I.elghton to
meet him ono day near tho end of Hep
NothlngT You reject my offer?"
asked Copeiand. "It's batter so at your
age. when I was tn the practice
That was In the day," said Morris
"when a law library In theso parts
meant tho Htatn decisions and a few
Copeiand continued to speak with
"I havo a customer up In the coun
try who has made tho acquaintance of
your particular friend, Mr. Jack Ilal-
comb. Do you follow moT"
"Your customer must bo a man of
parts. Ualcomb does not cultivate poo
pie unless ho sees something pretty
good In them."
"I believe that Is correct Well, my
customer, whoso name Is Jennings, has
bought some stock In what Is known
as the I'utoka I-und and Improvement
Company, or which ualcomb Is treas
urer and one thing and another. There's
a lawyer up there In his building
"Van Cleve," suggested Lelghton.
"That's tho chap, His eyes look llkn
a bowl of olam broth. He's the attor
ney for tho company. The reason ho
holds the Job Is not difficult to deter
mine. His father Is n bunker down
hero on the river somewhere and Is
well-to-do, Ilaleomb, I understand, Is
teaching Van Cleve how things jre
dono In large cities."
"He's u competent teacher. Oo on."
"A client of your ottleu Is also In the
game to a certain extent I refer to
Kara Dameron, that genial, warm.
hearted, Impulsive old fossil. They
tell mo on the quiet that he's been
monkeying with options. He's selling
thts company the old lloger Merrlam
property south of town at half Its val
ue und he's given them an option on
his strip of land out. here on the oreek.
You know Halcomb's scheme. He's go
ing to build an Ideal flat out here at the
dge of town fountains playing ev
erywhere, roof gardens, native forest
trees It s a delightful prospeet Dam
uroii's corner Is a great place for it It
makes no difference whether the
sohemo Is practicable or not lUleomb
makes It sound awfully good. It's been
written up tn the newspapers most se
ductively. It's so good that only the
elect can get In."
"I know Ualcomb nnd his habits of
thought. How muoh Is ho tuylng
Dameron for that property t"
"Ualcomb has an option at sixty
thousand. Jennings told me that U
stockholders had already paid In most
of their money so that the purehase
could be made at onee. The prteo
umaslngly low. Ho must be hard up
Ualcomb tells Jennings and the rest of
them that he bought these lots mere!)
to bo able to get that creek strip; but
ts's a bargain and they'll mako a good
thing out of the lots. Hut what's the
matter with KiraT I thought perhapi
Can's relations with Dameron were
such that this Information would In
terest you. Tho property Is part of the
Margaret Dameron trusteeship and I
hope Miss Dameron will get all she's
entitled to. I believe that's the most
curious will that was ever probated In
our county," Copeiand continued, with
the exaggerated gravity with which ho
talked of legal matters. "Hut thxt
woman certainly had an extraordinary
faith tn her husband. Nobody else tn
this township would trust Ezra Damer
on round the corner with a hot base
burner, Hut Mrs. Dameron was as
proud as Luolfer. She was a Merrlam
and sho must have thought that by
leaving her property to Eira In trust
for their daughter she would put H
corncr-stono under his honor. Hut the
trusteeship expires on the first of Octo
ber and the old man Is selling property
at a ridiculous figure to a crook. It
looks rather queer, doesn't ItT"
"Dameron must have had something
of his own; he had his wife's property
to play with and If he hasn't done well
with It It's his own fault I'm sorry
that ho has fallen Into Halcomb's
Oh. well; you can't mako a silk
purse out of a sardine's tall" observed
Copeiand, reflectively. "And I fear that
Esra ts a sardine."
When Morris reached his office, he
found a first draft of Margaret Darner
on's will, written tn lead pencil on a
faded pleoe of manlla paper, tn Cart's
small regular hand. Lelghton had
oome upon it once tn cleaning out an
old desk, and He had put it among his
own papers as an Interesting specimen
of Carr's handiwork. Ho unfolded the
I sheets now and examined Intently the
' form of the will. The terms were clear
and unequivocal; ho noted tho change
of word and phrase here and thore. In
ovory case an Improvement In tho In
terest of directness and clarity. There
was no question ns to the meaning of
tho will. Ileal cstato was not to bs
sold cxcoDt by permission of the court
and proceeds were to be reinvested In
othor realty. Thoro was good sense In
tho Idea, but had Damoron sold the
lloger Merrlam addition entire to the
Patoka Company without referring tho
sale to the court?
Tho aucstlon must bo answered, and
he went to tho court houso and asked
permission of tho recordor to look at
the deed from Esra Dameron. trustoo,
to the Patoka Land and Improvement
Company. It was In tho hands of
clerk for transcribing, but Morris was
allowed to examine It. It was written
In Damoron's hnnd, and had been
coplod from a printed form of trustoe's
deed. Tho consideration was twenty
thousand dollars, tho receipt of which
was duly acknowledged. Lelghton was
a lawyer and ho fell a lawyors disgust
with the situation that the case pro-
santsd. Dameron was clearly In son
ous need of ready money or he would
not bo soiling real estate at a ridicu
lous figure It was also patent that in
his necessity he had turned to Ualcomb
as a man who would not scruple at
Morris wont tho next day to tho of
fice of a title company where he was
acaualntod and waited while the see
rotary mado up a list of tho property
hoi.i iiv Kirn Dameron. trustee. Ho
found that tho salo of tho lloger Mer
inm n.lilltlon. which had Just been re
inft iho creok property, The
Tinh. nnd tho old Marrlam homo-
stead tho only realty romalnlng In the
"I thought Mr. Dameron was a heAy
real estate owner," romarkod Morris.
'That's a popular suporstltlon," said
tho secretory "but he's sold It off rap
Idly during tho past two years, lis
owns nothing personally, and he bat
boon converting his daughter's prop
erty very fast. I hope there's nothing
wrong about It." 1
"I don't know. Aro you sure ho
hasn't been buying other real estntoT
Somothlng of tho kind Is required by
tho terms of his wlfo's will."
"Not In this county at least" The
secretary was sllont for a momont "It
would bo a delicious Irony If Esra wero
to turn up broke, wouldn't ItT" he said,
"That depends on tho point of view,
(To bo continued.)
riflHINO IN THE CONWAY.
An Angler Who lliioUnl n iroui niiu
Limited n Cow.
Ail Incident of a suiuuwhnt amusing
naturo was witnessed 11 lew days ago
near tho Oowor bridge, Llanrwst It
amicar that a visitor nrniod with rod
nnd lino was plying tho Kontlo nrt ami
ntlcltiK tho wily trout by Insinuating
his files on tho nlncld surface of tho
deep pool which forms that portlou ol
tho Conway river.
Above him on a high wink stood a
cow. Suddenly n big trout roso nan u
Hash nnd secured 0110 ot tho llles, with
tho result that tho reel Immndlatoly
bvenn to whirr.
Tho angler, with galvanlo sudden
ness. Jumped back and struck. His un
expected maneuver, however, atnrtlod
tho cow, with tho result that she slip
ped and with n somorsaull nnu n
heartrending "Moo!" roll with a
mighty splash Into tho pool beneath,
Tho rod was struck from tho eng-
lor's hnnd nnd utter n few spasmodic
movement floated gently down
stream, while tho trout, adapting him'
golf to such favornblo opportunity!
disgorged tho Indigestible mockery on
tho hook nnd dashed out of tho zona
of danger and turmoil. Tho angler,
who I -id uudorgono tho pleasures of n
generous shower bath, having collect-
ml his scattered thoughts nnd con
vlnccd himself thnt ho wns not Impli
cated In tho throes of n violent earth
quake, hurled u torrent ot theological
terms on tho Innocent cow, wiucii was
making futllo efforts to regain terra
It soon becanio evident, howover,
that tho nnluutl was drowning, so the
angler, with the generosity of his
kind, called for assistance, and ulti
mately tho half drowned cow was res
cued by means of ropes. It Is antici
pated that the angler when ho next
vtslta his club In England will regal
tho company with reminiscences ot his
llshlng exploit In the Conway when lis
hooked a trout and landed n cow,'
Iluiuiuuok for I lie Uaby,
A substitute for baby's cradle bu
been Invented by a Tennesico roan
In tho form ot a hammock, adapted
to bo hung over the parents' bed.
This hammock la so doilgned that It
combines perfect comfort for the occu
pant with perfect safety and U with
in easy reach of tho mother If baby
need attention. Tho body portion ot
the hammock is a boat-shaped affair
of soino flexible material and laces
together at the end. A hood shelters
tho head of tho device and a belt
passes around It and serves the dou
ble purpose ot keeping the Infant from
falling out and keeping his covers on.
Ropes aro attached to each end ot the
hammock and tholr othor extrem
ities fastened to hooks tn the oppo-
lto walls. Thus suspendod the ham
mock swings over tbe bed In full view
ot tho child s parents, who can
rook it as they lie abed and with
much less trouble than it takes to rock
the ordinary cradle. When not ta
use the hammock takes up no mors
room than the apace required to hang
U oa a hook la the closet
riiiTi 1 1
lr B I I I I! I 11
II I I I 1 II I IL
m 1 1 i-iuu-jn
III JL!i IN
ninr'd lfAMiirvir. I
MILADY OF THE
Dy PHILIP KE AN
(Oopj light, 1S10, bf AnoclMed UUnrr I'm..)
Tho dust was thick on tho long
whlto road; sun nnd glaro and heat
held tho noondny world In bondngo,
Evon the birds woro languid as thoy
sat with drooped wings o.. tho fonco
rails. On tho grass by tbo roadsldo
woman lay asloep, half hlddon by tho
bushes. Now and then a cart with
slow horso and drowsy driver rattled
by. Nothing disturbed tho woman
howovor, until thoro enmo from tho
distance tho "honk, honk" of nn auto
mobile horn. At the unusual sound
in this far country sho sat up. Whon
tho big car roachod tho blackberry
bushos In tho fonce cornor, sho was
at tho roadsldo, hor hnnd hold up. At
hor signal tho car stopped.
"What do you want?" asked tho
man who sat besldo tho chauffeur.
"Lot mo toll your fortune." Hor
groat oyes pleaded, supplementing tho
softness of hor volco.
irom tho back seat came n pro
tost "Why should ho stop here in
tho heat Oswald?"
Tho man was studying tho girl'
faco. "It will tako only a moment,'
Again the fcmlnlno volco protested.
"01 vo fcir somo monoy and wo will go
Tho girl by tho roadsldo coat
Ohs Sat Up.
glnnco at the girl In tho auto. "I do
not tako monoy for nothing," she
said, "Lot me tell your fortune."
An oldor femlnlno volco urged the
nocosslty ot going on. "Indeed, Os
wald, you are Inconsldorato to stop
here In tho heat"
Tho young man, still held by the
oyes of the girl In tho roadside, pro
posod a compromise. "Let's got out
and eat our lunch back thore In the
woods. It looks cool undor tho
mo rortuno toner made an eager
confirmation. "It Is cool," she said,
"and thore Is a spring among the
A murmur of distaste from tho
girl in the tonneau was followed by
tho older woman's decision. "We are
all hungry, why not?"
Tho young man. questioning the
girl by the roadside, appolntod her
their guide. "Show us tho way Into
the wood and help us to find tho
hiio weni aneaq 01 mem ugntiy, a
picturesque figure tall and slender,
with a mass or red gold hair In a
faded gown of blue. Her wide hat
was crowned by a wreath of wheat
and a band ot scarlet popples drooped
In her hand.
Evon tho girl who had protestod
waa forced to admit tho beauty of the
spot upon which they finally came,
It waa a place of greenness and of
dimness, of murmuring wator and of
Thero Is actually a breeie, the
oldor woman said. "One scarcely felt
It in the sun." The chauffeur un
packed the lunch hamper, spread a
white cloth on a flat rock and set
thereon a feast fit for the gods, The
oyes of tho fortune toller followed
every movement, but when Oswald
nllod a plato with good things and
handed It to her she drew back. "Not
unless you let me tell your fortune."
"Come, Oswald," an Impatient voice
"In a moment Sylvia. I am going
to have my fortuno told."
"Oswald I" This time It was the
older woman's voice.
Tbo fortuno teller bent over his
hand eagerly. She told him many
trivial things at first, things at which
Sylvia and her mother smiled. At
last however, she spoke of deeper
matters, of business and of marriage
and he gazed at her in wonder,
"How did you know those things?"
"I know " her voice waa tremu
lous, but suddenly she lifted her head
and her eyes flashed. "There are
things things that I cannot tell you
now." She looked at the two wom
en and be understood.
Some other time, then?" he mur
She nodded. "Is It worth my
"Indeed, yes," and he brought her
all the delicacies upon which the
others woro feasting, the roast fowl,
the salad, the sandwiches, the cold
When she had finished, she stood
up and said: "Qood-by."
Ho followed her for a HtUo distance
"When will you tell mo the rest of
A llttlo troubled look fluttered
across her face, "Somewhere, some
time," she said and fled.
He went back ta ted tM bload
Sylvia La a bad temper. She con
plained of everything, hlamwg the
drl by the roadside fer their stop ta
this lonoly placo. "Lot's toavo It -1
soon as possible," sho nrgubd.
It was a long drive boforo they
reached tho country houso thnt was
their destination. Thoy woro Just in
ttmo to dress for dinner nnd Oswald
camo down to find waiting ror him
n tall, slender girl whoso mass of rod
gold hair lay ngnlnst tho Ivory of hor
neck. Hor filmy chiffon gown trailed
bohlnd hor In snowy folds. Tho band
of pearls that hold hor shining locks
was matched by othor pearls that toll
In ropes almost to hor knoos.
Ho gazed In astonishment "You?"
ho asked sharply.
Hor faco showed no sign of rccog
nltion. "I don't undorstnnd." sho
Ho bowed, consenting thus to her
Sylvln and her mother stared and
gasped ns they, too, recognized tho
personality of tholr follow-guost Dut
only onco during tho dlnnor did the
lady ot tho rod-gold locks loso tho
air of flno unconsciousness thnt en
veloped hor. It wns whon thoy spoko
of lunch. "You woro not here," hor
hostoss said, and the transformed
fortuno toller had tho graco to blush
and murmur that she hnd caton It
"Later, Ocwald mndo hor confoss.
"Why do you try to convlnco me
thnt I do not know you?" ho nskod hor
whon ho had hor safo on tho moon
lighted porch. "My honrt would know
you nnywhoro" Then tremulously.
"Perhaps you think I dosorvo thorn."
"It was all luijh n wild freak," sho
admitted lator. "How was I to know
thnt you woro coming hero? Last
night wo woro talking of povorty, of
what one might do to obtain a mcnl
If ono bod not n cent in tho world.
It nnmo to mo then thnt I hnd nover
earned anything In my Ufa nnd I hnd
n fancy to rco If I could do It I hnd
ofton told fortunes to my friends, so
I put on n faded old gown and wont
down thnt qutot road nnd waited for
soma ono to como. Then I toll nsloop
nnd It wns your auto that wakod me."
"It was fnto," ho Interpolated.
"After I got Into It I was humiliated.
yet I went on to tho end because I
wnntod to know what a girl would
havo to do who really had to earn
whnt sho nto. I thought that I should
novor sco you again and thon to find
It wns foto," ho repented, "nut you
did not toll ma tho end or ray for
tuno," "How could I?" sho said. "Your
hnnd said thnt you must not marry
n blond woman, nnd thoro wns a
blond young truly eating lunch with
you. I. could not toll such a rude
Ho looked blank. "Oh, Sylvia Is
Just n frlond but I hopo to marry a
His tono wns so significant thnt
sho blushed. 'That is," ho amended,
"If red-gold hnlr can be callod
Hor head went up proudly. "I
think," sho reproved, "that you are
Ho leaned toward her. "I havo said
It Is fato. We cannot oscape it. Do
you wish to escape it, dear lady ot for
Sho shook her head. "I am not sure.
and nnyhow, tt was a fake fortune-
such things don't como truo."
You can't got out of It that war."
he said. "You promised that I should
marry. There is only ono woman that
I want. May I try to win horr
And looking up Into his eager eyes
she promlied, "Yes."
Publlo untidiness Is n national fault
It Is moro noticeable In cities, by Its
massing thero than elsewhere, but
even the roadsides In tho "sweet puro
country" aro often terribly unkempt
and have the air of being made a
convenient dumping ground. H. Q.
Wells, when In this country, was
much struck in his railroad Journeys
by the slovenly look of village streets
and by the appalling amount of waste
matter everywhere flung about We
have so long been used to having all
outdoors in which to throw things
that we are in danger of forgetting
how much like the neighborhood of a
Zulu kraal we often make our outly
ing regions appear. Travelers from
abroad are Invariably impressed by
this, and not favorably, while many
returned American tourist, after a
sojourn In neat France, for example.
is painfully struck by what one patri
otic youth called the "slouchy" ap
pearance or nis own land.
Ridiculous Europesn Laws.
A decision of the courts at Trieste
causing groat indignation among
young people In Austria, Hencefor
ward lovora will be liable to a sum
mons ror lese majesty ir they vary the
ofllclal position of a postage stamp.
whether on a card or on a letter, to in
dicate their sentiments. To stick n
postage stamp at a certain angle to
express "undying love," "disappoint-
iiiwui, leuuer memories auu so
. . ... a .
forth is decidedly a mark of dlsre-
pect to the sovereign, say the courts.
The sender ot a post card at Cattaro
who had used the emperor's effigy to
tell bis sweetheart that he would love
her always has been condemned and
fined for tho offense, London Express.
The Maglo of a Smile.
The expression of our face Is of so
great importance that wo must watch
it closely, so as to give happiness to
all around us, but above all to the be
loved best A cross look, a mere
frown, has often been the beginning
ot much bitterness ot heart and sor
row between lovers, says Woman's
Lire. A smile demands so slight an
effort and has such great power. In
woman, especially, charm of expres
sion is everything.
A quaint survivor of colonial days
is the town crier of Provtncetown.
This ofllclal. once found in every New
England town, now survives only In
Provincetown and in Nantucket He
Is on the street almost dally in Prov
incetown announcing a show at the
town hall, a cake sale at a church,
grand bargains at the shops, or new
reels at the motion picture show.
True Form of Charity.
The charity that thlnketh ao evil
trusts in uoa and trusts la
Powerful British Windmill
What is elalmsd as the Largest ae.
most powerful windmill in Oreat Brit
ain has Just been completed at Wllles
den, where Its capacity Is being tried
under varying conditions. It is In
tended for a farm near Dristol, Its
use there being to genorato electricity,
supply power to run crushing machin
ery and work tho pumps. From the
trials mado it is said thts new wind
machine is capablo ot generating suf
ficient electricity ror 800 lights, to
crush oats and grind malse, work an
elcctrio lift cook the food and heat
a room at a cost of W a unit
Lived tn One House 04 Yes re,
la the village of Bin the (Somerset)
on tho banks of tho IUvor Parrett re
sides William Droomo, who has lived
tho whole of bis life nlnety-rour
years In tho same oottago. Tho house
Is bis own property. Droome has al
ways enjoyed good health, la still very
aotive and has nover t as tod medicine.
He is a great-grandrather, grandfather
and father, but only six of his descen
datns are livings London evening
Pecullsr Churoh Ornament
Lambeth "Old" ohuroh has numer
ous historic monuments, and in one of
the windows Is the full longth flgurv
of a peddler with his rack, staff and
dog. Thts is supposed to represent
the unknown person who presented
"reddlor'e Acre" to the parish upon
condition that his portrait and that
ot his beloved canlno companion
should be preserved tn the church and
that his dog should be buried tn con
secrated ground. Poll Mall Oosett.
This Is flsther Nest
An ICnctlsh crltlo of American so
cial conditions says that men in this
country are too much Inclined to put
women on pedestals. The only an
swer to such criticism is pity for the
nation that has not such a beautifully
decorative use for pedestals.
"Do you believe we shsll ever have
onlversal peaeo?" "Not uuless womon
quit offering hlghor wages to their
Not an Improvement
Qerald "Pooplo like to walk over
me." Oeraldlno "I don't see why they
should; you hardly como undor the
hoad ot Improved pavoment"
Oftentimes tho stomach
needs some assistance in
its great work of digestion
and assimilation and an
occasional dose of Hostet
ter's Stomach Bitters will
give that assistance better
than anything else you
might take. Its merit has
been proven thousands of
times in cases of Poor Ap
petite, Headache, Indiges
tion, Dyspepsia, Costive
ness and Malarial Disor
ders. Be persuaded to try
a bottle today. Refuse
Tents, Awnings, Sails
C.U, HuumcLi. Cum sm Cirri
t er I.CU) t f.ttorr pric.
PACItlC UNf AND AWMNO CO.
XT N. Pint at, I'ertUnd. Or.
EYE REMEDY r.. wa a. li
Liquid Fens, 25c, 6O0. Sslis Tuyti, JSc, f 1.09.
N.w. Handtom. in.lructlvs, Up-to-U.te.
FRUIT amo ORNAMENTAL TREES,
ROSES. CERRY PLANTS, ETC.
Ftm en nqviMt Writ now, mn.
Uoainff thU ptpor.
J. B, PILKINGTON, Nurseryman
ATRIP TO PORTLAND FREE
CUT KATES IK
Ptlnlo. Kitr.ctloo Tn
Slly.r Filling .....
n K. Gold Crowu J
PorctUta Crow.. .., S4
Molar Quid Crown..
Bridge Work. M K. Qolt....SS
Inlay Kill. Pur.QoU H
Uc.t Kubb.r Plate on Earth..., '.V.M
ALU THIS WORK IS QUARANTKKD.
Don t throw jour money away. A delUr aar4
Ut wodaUaraeanMd. Oui original reliable HuUni
ralaleaa Hethoda nnd our perf ete4 ceSei jt-
SettuceieiK Hwfai, t rnSn a4 U-kr A
n k . InWhM la IMtU 14 fan, Oh