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THE DAILX COOS BAY TIMifS, MARSnFIELD, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 1007.
Of the B. Q A,
Copyright, 1001. by
(Continued from Tuesday.)
For her part Miss Emory saw merely
a tall young fellow, rather good look
ing than otherwise, who was feeling
nervously for his cuffs. Beyond this
thero was not much to be said In his
favor, but she was willing to be
She Dad been absent from AntlocU
four years. Thesa years had been
spent In tho cast and In travel abroad
with a widowed and childless sister of
her father's. She was, on the whole,
glad to be home again. As yet she was
not disturbed by any thoughts of the
future. She looked on the world with
serene eyes. They were a limpid blue
and veiled by long dark lashes. ' She
possessed the poise and uushaken self
confidence that come of position and
experience. Her father and mother
''""were not so weir satisfied with the
situation; they' already recognized that
It held tho elements of a tragedy. In
their desire to give her every oppor
tunity they had overreached them
selves. She had outgrown Antloch as
surely as she had outgrown her child
hood, and it was as Impossible to take
her back to the one as to the other.
The doctor patted Oakley on the
"I am glad you've dropped In. I hope,
now you have made a beginning, we
, shall see more of you."
He was a portly man of fifty, with
kindly eyes and an easy, gracious man
ner. Mrs. Emory was sedate and
placid, a handsome, well kept woman,
who administered her husband's affairs
with a steadiness and economy that
had made It possible for"blm to amass
a comfortable fortuno from his strag
gling country practice.
Constance soon decided that Oakley
was not at nil like the young men of
Antloch us she' recalled them, nor was
he like the men she had known while
under her aunt's tutelage the leisurely
Idlers who drifted with the social tide,
apparently without responsibility or
He proyed hopelessly dense on those
matters with which they had been per
fectly familiar. It seemed to her that
pleasure and accomplishment, as she
understood them, had found no place
In his life. Tho practical quality in
his mind showed at every turn of the
conversation. He appeared to hunger
nfter hard facts, and the harder these
'facts were the better he liked them.
" But ho offended In more glaring ways.
Ho was too intense, and his speech
tpo careful and precise, as If he were
uncertain as to his grammar, ns, in
deed, ho was.
Poor Oakley was vaguely aware that
he was not getting on, ana tho, strain
told. It slowly dawned upon him that
ho was not her "sort, that' where he
was concerned she was 'quite alien,
quite foreign, with interests ho could
not comprehend, but which gave him
a rankling sense of inferiority.
,Ho had been moderately well satis
fled with himself, as, Indeed, he had
good reason to be, but her manner was
calculated , to rob him of undue pride.
Ho was not accustomed to being treat
ed with mixed indifferenco and patron
age. Ho asked himself resentfully
how it happened that ho had never
before met such a girl. She fascinated
him. The charm of her presence seem
ed to suddenly create and satisfy a
lovo for tho beautiful. With generous
enthusiasm he set to work to bo en
tertaining. Then a realization of the
awful mental poverty in which he
dwelt burst upon him for the first
time. Hoi longed for some light nnd
graceful talent with which to bridge
the wide gaps between the stubborn
heights of his professional erudition.
He was profoundly versed on rates,
grades, ballast, motive power and roll
ing stock, but this solid Information
was of no avail. He could on occasion
talk to a swearing section boss with a
grievance and a brogue in a way to
make that man his friend for life. He
also possessed tho happy gift of in
spiring his subordinates with a zealous
sense of duty, but his social reiponsl
bllitles numbed his faculties and left
him a bankrupt for words.
The others gave him no assistance.
Mrs. Emory, smiling and good humor
ed, but silent, bent above her sewing.
She was not an acute person, and the
.situation was lost upon her, while tho
doctor took only tho most casual part
f n the conversation.
Oakley was wondering how he could
make his escape when tho doorbell
rang. The doctor slipped from the par
lor. When ho returned he was not
nlone. Ho was preceded by a dark
young man of one or two and thirty.
Jhls was Griffith Ryder, tho owner of
tho Antloch Herald.
"My dear," said he, "Mr. Ryder."
Ryder shook hands with tho two ladles
nnd nodded carelessly to Oakley. Then,
with an easy, cureless compliment, he
lounged down in the chair at Miss
Constance bad turned from the
strenuous Oakley to the newcomer
with a senso of unmistakable relief.
Hor mothor, too, brightened visibly.
She did not entirely upprove of Ryder,
but he was always entertaining In a
lazy, Indifferent fashion of his own.
"I see, Griff," the doctor said, "that
you are going to support Kenyon. I
derlaro Jt shakes mv confidence In
Harper t Brother
you," nnd ho drew forwnrd his chair.
Like most Americans, the physician
was something of n politician, and, as
Is also true of most Americans not
professionally concerned In the hunt
for office, this Interest fluctuated be
tween the two extremes of party en
thusiasm before and nonpartisan dis
gust after elections.
Rjder smiled faintly. "Yes. wo
know Just how much of a rascal Ken
yon Is, and we know nothing at all
about 'the other fellow except that he
wants the nomination, which Is n bad
sign. Suppose ho should turn out a
greater scampi 'Really It's too much
of n risk," he drawled, with an affecta
tion of contempt.
"Your politics always were a shock
to your friends, but this serves to ex
plain them," remarked the doctor, with
latent combatlveness. But Ryder wns
not to bo beguiled Into aigumcnt. He
turned again to Miss Emory. v
"Your father Is not a practical poli
tician or he would realize that it is
only common thrift to send Kenyon
back, for I take it he has served his
country not without profit to himself.
Besides, he is clamorous and persist
ent, and there seems no other wny to
dispose of him. It's either that or tho
Coustanco laughed softly. "And so
you think he can afford to be honest
now? What shocking ethics I"
"That is my theory. Anyhow I don't
see why your father should wish me to
forego the mild excitement of nsslstlng
to re-elect my more or less dlsreputablo
friend. Antloch has had very little to
offer one until you came," he added,
with gentle deference. Miss Emory
accepted tho compliment with the ut
most composure. Once she had been
rather flattered by his attentions, but
four years make a great difference.
Either he had lost In cleverness or sho
had gained in knowledge.
He was a very tired young man. At
one time he had possessed some ex
pectations and numerous pretensions.
Tho expectation had faded out of his
life, but the pretense remained In the
absence of any vital achievement. Ho
was college bred and had gone In for
"I am lad you've dropped in."
literature From literature he had
drifted into Journalism and had ended
In Antloch as proprietor of the local
paper, which he contrived to edit with
a lively Irresponsibility that won him
few friends, though It did gain him
some small reputation as a humorist.
His original idea bad been that the
management of a country weekly
would afford him opportunity for tho
serious work which ho believed he
could do, but he had not done this seri
ous work and was not likely to do It
Ho derived a fair lncomo from the
Herald, and be allowed his ambitions
to sink Into abeyance In spite of his
cherished conviction that ho was cut
out for bigger.
Oakley had known Ryder only since
the occasion of the doctor's dinner, and
felt that ho could never bo more than
an acquired taste. If at all.
Tho editor took tho floor, figuratively
speaking, for Miss Emory's presence
made the effort seem worth his while.
He promptly relieved Oakley of the
necessity to do more than listen, an act
of charity for which tho latter was
hardly as grateful as ho should have
been. Ho was no fool, but there were
wldo realms of enlightenment where
ho wns an absolute stronger, so when
Constance and Ryder came to talk of
books and music, as they did finally,
his, only refuge was In silence nnd ho
went into a bort of Intellectual quaran
tine. His reading had been strictly
limited to scientific works and to the
half dozen trade and technical Journals
to which be subscribed and from which
ho drew the larger part of his mental
sustenance. As for music, he was fa
miliar with tho airs from tho latest
popular operas, but tho masterpieces
Wr utterly unknown. exceDt such as
had been brought to his notlco Dy Hav
ing sleeping cars named In their honor,
a practice he considered very compli
mentary and possessing valuo ns a
strong commercial Indorsement.
Ho felt more nnd moro lonely and
aloof as the evening wore on, nnd It
was n relief when tho doctor took
him into the library to examine speci
mens of iron ore he had picked up west
of Antloch. where there were undevel
oped mineral lands for which ho was
trying to secure capital. This was n
matter Oakley was Interested In, since
It might mean business for the road.
He promptly forgot about Miss Emory
nnd tho objectionable Ryder and In
ten minutes gavo the doctor a better
comprehension of tho mode of proce
dure necessary to success than that
gentleman had been able to lenrn in
ten years of unfruitful attempting. Ho
also supplied him with a few dcflnlto
facts and figures in lieu of the multi
tude of glittering generalities on which
he had been pinning his f tilth as a
means of getting money into tho,
When at last they returned to tho
parlor they found another caller had
arrived during their nbscnee; n small,
shabbily dressed man, with n high,
bald head and weak, nearsighted eyes.
It was Turner Joyce. Oakloy know
him Just as he was beginning to know
every other man, woman nnd child In
Joyce rose hastily, or, rather, stum
bled to his feet as tho doctor and Oak
ley entered the room.
"I told you I wns coming up, doc
tor." ho said apologetically. "Miss Con
stance has been very kind. She ha
been telling me of the galleries and
studios. What u glorious experlencel"
A cynical smile parted Ryder's thin
"Mr. Joyce feels the Isolation of his
Tho little man blinked doubtfully at
the speaker and then said, with a gen
tle, deprecatory gesture, "I don't call
"You are far too modest I have
heard my foreman speak in the most
complimentary terms of the portrait
you did of his wife. He was especially
pleased with the frame. You must
know, Miss Constance, that Mr. Joyce
usually furnishes the frames, and his
pictures go home ready to the wire to
hang on tho wall."
Mr. Joyce continued to blink doubt
fully at Ryder. He scarcely knew how
to take the allusion to tho frames. It
was a soro point with him.
Constance turned with a displeased
air from Ryder to the little artist.
Thero was a faint, wistful smile on
her lips. Ho was a rather pathetic fig
ure to her, and she could not under
stand how Ryder dared or had tho
heart to make fun.
"I shall enjoy seeing all that you
have done, Mr. Joyce, and of course I
wish to see Ruth. Why didn't sho
come with you tonight?"
"Her cousin, Lou Bcntlck's wife, Is
dead, and she has been over at his
house all day. Sho was quite worn
out, but she sent you her lovo."
Ryder glanced again at Miss Emory
and said, with hard cynicism: "Tho
notlco will appear In Saturday's Herald,
with a tribute from her pastor. I nev
er icfuse his verse. It invariably con
tnlns some scathing comment on the
uncertainty of the Baptist faith as a
means of salvation."
But this was wasted on Joyce Ry
der rose, with a sigh.
"Well, we tollers must think of tho
Oakley accepted this as a sign that
It was time to go. Joyce, too, stum
bled across tho room to the door, and
the three men took their leavo togeth
er. As they stood on the steps tho
doctor said cordially, "I hope you will
both come again soon, and you, too,
Turner," he added kindly.
Ryder moved off quickly with Oak
ley. Joyco would have dropped behind,
but the latter made room for blm at
his side. No one spoke until Ryder,
halting on a street corner, said, "Sor
ry, but It's out of my way to go any
farther unless you'll play a game of
billiards with mo at the hotel, Oakley."
"Thanks," curtly. "I don't play bil
liards." "No? Well, It ls.a waste of time, I
suppose. Good night!" And ho turned
down the side street, whispering softly.
"A very extraordinary young man,"
murmured Joyce, rubbing the tip of
his noso meditatively with a painty
forefinger. "And with quite an ex
traordinary opinion of himself."
A sudden feeling of friendliness
prompted Oakley to tuck his hand
through tho little artist's arm. "How
Is Bentlck bearing the loss of his
wife?" ho asked. "You said sho was
"No, not mine; my wife's. Poor
fellow! no feels It keenly. They had
not been married long, you know."
(To be continued.)
DISCUSS NATIONAL AFFAIRS.
Washington, April 23. A critical
review of the recent developments
In international affairs wero in
dulged In at a speech making session
of the American society of interna
tional law which concluded Its first
annual meeting here. Richard Onley
was perhaps the most caustic in his
review of the policy of the United
States regarding San Domingo and
tho acquiring of the Panama canal
zone without compensation to Co
lumbia. W. F, Foster announced
as a fact that Presldont Koosovelt
had proved to somo of tho leading
nations of the world that we, f'At
least mako limitations on tho slz0
of vessels of war that shall bo built
in tho future." Representative
Richard Bartlett and Secretary.
Strauss, who presided wero the other!
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