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OREGON CITY COURIER, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER jj 1903.
Mrs. lYIAUUIKC d
By M. LOUISE CUMMINS J
- Copyright, 1902, by T. C. McClure J
It had been a hard day for Mrs. Ma
flilre. No one could have blamed her
or wondering, as It drew toward a
-.lose, whether every mother of a large
amily was not traveling with her
irood on that particular holiday. For
he twentieth time since morning she
nade a tour of her domain In an In
effectual attempt to evolve order out
be reigning chaos.
Near one of the half dozen cots
arhlch studded the waiting room she
aused. Her glance swept the women
iMembled there ere she stooped over
"H-m-m," she mused, "'tis a good
two hours and more since I seen her
ittlng at that desk."
The tiny occupant of the cot, whose
Me might have been reckoned by
weeks, stirred uneasily. Mrs. Maguire
bent again with tender touch. Some
thing was In her hand when she stood
"STOP I I WILL NOT TOUCH IT !"
upright. She betook herself to the
beribboned young woman in the little
kiosk of sweetmeats outside.
"Here's a bit of a letter, Angle," sho
said insinuatingly, "I'd like to have
you read for me."
The girl took It.
"To the waiting woman with the
Und face," she read slowly.
Mrs. Maguire plucked the paper from
"Never mind; I know the rest," she
Her face was a bewildered page as
she turned away. It cleared suddenly.
She went quickly forward.
"Mr. Fletcher, sir!"
'The depot waster paused.
"For the love of Leaven, will you
read this for me me sight Isn't what
It once was, even for print and don't
you say u word of the coutluts to liv
She nodded as hi ad tho Inscription
and listened with distending eyes.
"If you have a woman's heart and
I know from your kind face that you
have take care of my baby! I am dy
ing and have no one with whom to
leave her. Oh, If you could get my
mother to take my child"-
The letter ended abruptly. A name
and address were written below. The
depot master looked over his glttsses at
Mrs. Maguire and whistled below his
"The Lord Bave us!" she ejaculated
in au awed whisper.
Half an hour later her feet were
pressing the soft pile of a Turkish rug
In brilliantly lighted library. To the
fact that the footman was "sister's son
to a cousin of her own" she owed her
udmlttanco. In the hall her foot had
tripped in tho head of a tiger skin and
Jolted the little bundle In her arms. It
lay Biifely euough now against her
A door nt the end of the room open
ed. Mrs. Maguire's heart grew faint
within her. The woman who came for
ward, her ermine lined cloak hanging
looaely from her thouldera, looked at
ber with, eye as coldly blue aa 4 lake
"la there anything I can do for your
Mrs, Magulre'a gnia held hers with-
Kt flinching. She took a step forward
"Tea. ma'am," she said quietly. "You
tan take your grandchild."
The woman's whole figure stiffened.
"Your grandchild, ma'am," Mcs Ma
guire repeated Insinuatingly.
"You mistake. I have no grandchild.'
"Wlsha, now, to think of your not
knowing it!" Mrs. Maguire said pity
lngly. "And your daughter's child
"I have no daughter."
"Maybe that's truer than you think.
Twas dying ibe said she was, and
'twas dying she looked, Ood help herl"
A spasm went over the cold face,
"H-m-m r thought Sirs. Magutre.
"You're a woman after all." Encour
aged by the slight show of feeling, she
advanced, still holding out tne cnua
"Stopt I will not-touch itl" The
.words were forced from between nara.
I Mrs. Maguire looked from the tin,
irrlnkled face on her arm to the on
ftefore her and back again. "Faith, If
you never touch worse you'll do well,"
she said shortly.
In mute apology she lifted the help
less hand, laying the little palm against
her Hps. Instantly the fingers closed
gropingly on her mouth. Mrs. Ma
guire's face changed as If by magic.
"Wisha, will you look at that?" she
cried gleefully. "Is It grab the mouth
off me you would?"
Suddenly she sat down, her breast
heaving, her whole frame shaken.
"Oh," she breathed, " 'tis no more than
twenty years old I am this mlnit with
the feel of it in me arms! Oh, Nora,
me little baby, Mat's gone from me!
And Mike God rest his soul bending
over me so proud! Oh, wlrra, wirra!
Tis neither chick nor child that's left
to me this day!"
She lifted the hem of the baby's
dress and wiped the small face tender
ly where her tears had splashed on it.
With trembling mouth she passionately
kissed each sole of the tiny, wrinkled
feet, crooning broken words of love.
Something was born In the face of
the woman who watched her. It grew
Into a tigerish hunger in the eyes
which followed Mrs. Maguire's very
movement. The latter rose to go.
"You must excuse me, ma'am," she
said apologetically. "If you'd bad a
little gerl and lost her, you'd know
how it brings It all back." She turned
toward the door.
"Give me the child!"
Mrs. Maguire fell back. Instinctive
ly she laid the little head against her
neck and her hand upon it in protec
tion. "Give me my grandchild!"
The ermine cloak lay unheeded on
the floor. With outstretched arms the
woman-whose mother love had been
starved and clamoring In secret be
"Woman, do you hear?"
Mrs. Maguire could no more have
held the baby against the hungry
strength of those empty arms than she
could have stemmed a river at flood.
For a moment she stood with hands
hanging listlessly at her sides, listening
to the low crooning of the woman who
sat huddled on a stool with the little
bundle against her breast. Then blind
ly she felt her way out.
In the street she paused a moment
and looked up at the stars.
"Now," she said, as though making a
promise to some one above them, "with
the help of God I'll find the mother."
A feature in the workaday life of
China, says the author of "Society In
China," is the number of itinerant
craftsmen who earn their livelihood on
the streets. Every domestic want, from
the riveting of a brokeu saucer to shav
ing a man's head, Is supplied by these
If a man's jacket needs mending or
his shoes repairing he summons a pass
ing tailor or cobbler, and possibly while
waiting for his mended clothes employs
the services of a traveling barber to
plait his cue. Even blacksmiths carry
about with them the very simple Instru
ments of their trade, and the bellows
which blow the flame are commonly
so constructed as to serve when re
quired as a box for the tools and for a
seat to rest the owner when weary.
The rudest tools are all that a work
man has at his disposal, and tho idea
never seems to occur to him that an
improvement in their structure is ci
ther calftd for or necessary. The, ma
son who wishes to move a block of
stone knows no better means for the
purpose than the shoulders of his fel
low man, supplemented by bamboos
and ropes. The carpenter who wants
to saw up a fallen tree does so with his
own hand, without a thought of the
easier device of a sawmill.
So it is with every branch of Indus
They Never Took Muatard.
An Englishman, fond of roaming
about the world, says that he was once
on a large steamer where he had for
his fellow passengers many Brazilians
It was the first time that he had en
countered individuals of either nation,
and ho was curious.
"What sort of people do you find
them?" he asked the captain one day
as they paced the quarter deck to
"Well, sir," he answered, "they're
a queer lot, and that's the truth of it!"
"For ouo thing," said tho captain,
"they all of them, man, woman and
child, squeeze Uielr feet Into boots that
gives a man the cramp to look at."
"And what besides?"
The captain turned short upon the
speaker as If the second development
of nationality was really almost be
yond bis patience.
"When they eat roast beef, sir, they
won't take a bit of mustard with it
Now, that's a fact!"
IIU Farm of Enjoyment.
A well known novelist, who was stay
ing In $ small Yorkshire village in or
der to make a study of native charac
ter, happened to meet one of the two
postmen of the district Now, this post
man has to walk close upon twenty
miles every day, his round being
through one of the most dismal parts
Ot the country.
' la answer to inquiries, he told the
novelist that he had delivered the let
ters on the same round for fifty years,
excepting a fortnight's holiday each
"Ah," said the novelist seeking foi
Information, "what a change it must
be for you after your tedious taskl
No doubt you run up to London or
pay a short visit to some other large
town. Come, tell me how you spend
your hard earned holiday?"
"Well," answered the postman, "hav
ing mostly nowt to do at bourn, I alius
goes round wl' t'other man." London
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TAKE NOTICE THAT WHERAS M. D. Phillips
UDon his Detltlon duly filed in the district court of
the United States for the district of Oregon, has
been adjudged bankrupt, a meeting of his creditors
to prove their debts, appoint a trustee or trustees of
nis estate ana to lane sucn mriner anion as may vk
lawfully taken at the first meeting of his creditors,
will be held before me at County Court house, Ore
gon City, Clackamas county, Oregon, at4:i5 o'clock
p. m. on Saturday, sept ao, too).
Referee In Bankruptcy for Clackamas County.
Dated at Oregon City this nth day of September
In the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon, for
Joanna MoOarbery plaintiff, vs. W. A
In the name ot me state or ureirun,
you are hereby required to appear and answer
the complaint filed against you' In the above
entitled court, fin or before the 9th day of Oct
ober 1BU3, to-wlt; on or before six weeks after
Anitmt 2H W03, the date ordered by the County
Juilxo of the County of ClackamaB, Oregon, for
the first publication of this summons herein,
and II you inn so to appear ami answer wo
plsintiff will apply to the court for the relief
prayed In the complain to-wii ; For a decree die
solvltimhe bonds of matrimony existing between
plaintiff and nefeudmil, and awarding planum
the oustody of Kaglnsld McCarbery, the minor
child of plaintiff iind defendant.
This summons is pumisiiea tor six ponseouuve
weeks bv order of Thoi. r. Kyan County Judiro
of the County of ClackamaB, -tate of Oregon,
made this ma day or aiiitusi -aua
r WALTER G. HAYES,
4ttor"cy for Plaintiff,
316 Chamber Commerce,
In the Circuit Court of the Slate of Oregon, for
Rclle Haddock, Plaintiff, vs. Roderick Haddock
To Roderick Haddock, above named defend
ant! In the name of the State of Oregon
you are hereby required to appear and an
swer theooinplalnt tiled against you In the above
entitled court and mit by the 11th day of
September, 111(13, and II you fall to answer, for
want thereof the plHintiff will appl) to the court
for the relief demanded In the complaint, for a
decree forever divorcing plaintiff from defend
ant and for such other and further relief as may
This summons Is published by order of the Hon.
T. A. McUrlde, Judge of the above entitled court.
Male In open court this 15th di y of July, 1803.
Attornev for Plaintiff
The first publication Is on July 81, iocs.
The Us publication on Sept. 11, W03.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice Is hereby given that Josenh E. Hedges,
the administrator of the estate of Nancy Jine
lleatie, deceased, has hd his final aocnunt and
raport in the said estate and that lion. Thus. C
Kyan, Judge m the County Oouit of Clackamas
Countv, Oregon, has set and designated Monday
the lth dav of Ocieber. 1U03. at 10:110 o'clock ...
m. of said clay at the County I'ourt room in the
County Court House of said Clackamas County
Oregon, in Oregon city of said rjtate, as the time
and place for hearing objections to the said Anal
account and report ana settling the same.
JOHKPH K. HElKikS,
Admlnlxtra or of the Estate of
Nanoy Jane Beetle, deceased,
Attorneys for Administrator.
Notice Is hereby given that the undersigned h as
been by the Honorable County Court o4vt:iaoka
maa county, Ori'gon, duly appointed executor of
(he will and estate of John bolau deceased. All
persons having claims against the estate are
aotitled to present then, duly verefted, at the
office of my attorney II. K. Cross, Oregon
Citv, Oregon, within six mouths from tin date
Of this notice.
fit. FRANK DOLAN
YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TAKING
When you take Orove's Tameless Chill Tonic be
cause the formula la plainly printed en every
bottle showing that it U siniplv Iron aud tuiuine
a a tasteleasform. No Cure. No Pay, Sue.
Bean tis ) KM toll Have AIW3T8 Bigfll
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TfJOU&ERS odds and ends, in neat striped
9 worsteds and cassimeres, medium
weight and dark colars, regular $4.00 and $5.00 values at
Men's $5.00, $6.00 and $7.00 Trousers.
Imported stripe worsted Pants, high-grade cassimere pants. Im
ported clay worsted Pants, extra fine blue serge Pants, fnest qual
ity cheviot Pants -
Every item in our immense
possible hgure. lake advantage ot this great stock-clearing sale.
75c Madras Cloth
pretty, up to-date
match, reduced to
Our $1.50 Fine Negligee Shirts, In all
the nobby fancy striped and ef- fl
eets, cuffs to match oOC
Our $i.5o and $2.00 Negligee 0, 1C
Men's Fine Balbriggan Shirts and
Drawers, are excellent values
at j5c and 0C
Our 75c Two-Thread Balbriggan Shirts
and Drawers; several, styles,
Mien Can Get 50c Summer
Underwear for 15c Now
Object to making two or three hundred per cent on
your money? You're an odd fish if you do. Here's a
chance to make that profit. We're cleaning up aI our
broken lots of Men's Plain and Fancy Balbriggan Under
wear. All odds and ends of 39c and 50c garments are
Men's Underwear at 39c
Many men will want some of thisUnderwearto round
out the summer. Most men wear Summer weight till late
In NovemDer, anyway, ineiois we
this price are DroKen. inoc an sijn
all sizes are ih .he lot at 39c. ,
Men's Neirlieee Shirts! 39c.
We will sell Hub brand $j shirts ?t
less than the materials cost. .'All are of
each shirt has one pair of cuffs to Natch
Sapantd Leather Suit Cases, $3.50 Values for $1. 95
Jllligator Suit Cases, $5.00 Values for $2.95
Solid Sole-Leather Suit Cases, $10 sort for $5.95
traveling trunks, all grades, at just fialf Price
i.n n n fo)
& BURNSIDE STREETS
SAVING OF MORE
Two weeks ago you would not
at any price, for -the simple reason that they are just a
trifle too heavy for hot-weather wear. But now that the
time is at hand to prepare for cooler weather, you will
be interested in them, for the weights are just right for
Stylish Cut, Finely Finished,
That were made to sell frcm
r . . i . . .
iancy mixtures, cut in tne much -
triibets, and unfinished worsteds.
number of these suits last week
10th we want every one of them to have a new owner, and
to accomplish this we've re -
the entire lot and placed them
bargain tables for quick and decisive
clearing at the ridiculously low price
of Wen's Tim
WANT BARGAINS LOOK AT
men's wear department has
patterns, cuffs to
Ourji Negligee Shirts of fine woven
madras cloth, stylish striped and
figured patterns, cuffs to match, -A
3 for Ji.ooj
Men's 75c Muslin Night Robes at
Men's Natural Wool Shirts and nn
Drawers, super-weight, at...3I.UU
Men's Stylish Summer Neckwear,
large, varied assortment, In all
styles, 45c and tiOC
Men's Fine Suspenders, lisle or elastic
webs, pretty buckles, all kinds
of ends, marked at aiOC
are Clearing out at
any one style
icgumi pi. 50 values
Choice of any
matter what the
A GENUINE SHOE BARGAIN
Men's $3 and $4.50 trade-mark Shoes
uTu "l LlVZ V ?"
uFK-. uicwivcu. iiicyare
. jump to wait on every one who came.
issuituy mat t.as.5, maue Dy union
latest lasts, many traae-mark brands
tables. Think of it men's hand-sewed
have considered these suits
$20.00 to $35.00not only in
wanted blue serges, black
We've sold an immense
at $15.00, but by September
been reduced to the lowest
Men's 25c Half Hose, a large assortment
Of different nntfornc
marked at 12JC
Men's 50c Imported Half Hose, large
marked at 25C
Men's Extra Heavy 4-Ply Collars, all
StVles. ShaDes and cItac fnr
MEN'S FALL HATS
Advance Showing of New Styles.
Always the first to show the
fcte. styles, we have now a
specially attractive display of
strictly new blocks.
t";; "',u nais, n newest
f'lsthPesi every WguaTan
terd to equal hatter to
value, union made. Special
Stiff and Soft Hats, in new Fail shapes
Man's Straw Hat In t.h Hc,.
former price, gc
nign-grade Shoes, Oxfords and
may me equal ot the first lot. which
H of the first lot, which
worKman on" (
shoes at... For Your Choice