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WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, loofl.
THE MORNING ASTORIAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
By PETER M'ARTHUR
Osyrlglit, IKS, by Jtiar MoArtliur
Tim bnS Iwi'ii IntrwJui'f.l onlj
n'few inliuitcM tnfir ntd went
wnixlttrliig tbruiiKli III gnrdtm
tryluK to miiku ciivrsiitIoti.
This liwitiMul wpiUlit-r bml rwHvt'd
full ntii eitri'ful ntli'iitlon, JH condition
of Urn IHhc iiiul row IjiihIim Jmil bwu
aUnmncil, nui thiMj catno sllom. 1Mb
ww liciflniihiir to fwl swkwsrd wlieu
Jawk'N ) HnMl on a Imlli IjMiik l'rt
Ijr litiMi'n liy a Iwrdur. Tru to tli In
stinct of 11 footlmll pluyer, lio KHV0 It
a di'ft kick tbut wnt It spinning nlonu
In yrnvol wslk.
"Tlio ijartli'lHT niUHt littti dropped It
wlii'ii ho wn punning tli awmv".
siihl Hetty, Kind to lieur tin r own vole
'Trtmps lit just laid It nuldo ther
lxvnu0 lie didn't want liyaclntlj
moiiff tbcni," Jack replied, pkklng up
tlm btilb, mid, tliiu. being a trim Om-
rlnn, be could not resist quoting:
"I tomxllm think (ht nsvsr blows so
Th rvm m whr sow burlad cmt
Thai vtry hyacinth Um rrdi wear
Propped In her Up from wm once lovely
"Well," Mid Brtty, wltb mischie
vous smll, "Dontld'i besd mix br
tarn lovely one, but It must bar ma
foofor b took to gardening. At pre,
tut b la m; bald, ami the Uttl fringe
of ualr be baa left la decidedly rtd.
Ilia are bardly tbt "bjsclulLln lock"
Milton bad In mind, and I doubt If
Emwraon would Ubt recognhted blm aa
"The hyaclnlhlne boy for whom
Morn well might break ud April bloom."
"You are fond of poetry, 1 aoe," aald
Jack wben U117 bad atonped laugtilng'
at br eally.
"Very," aaid BtUy, "bui you aUrtod
us 00 tb wrong Uck If we r to do
Justice to that neglected little bulb.
You abould bar recited Holme' line:
The spendthrift crocus, bursting through
Naked and shivering with his eup of
"But X dou't e bow tUt applies to
1 Tardon me-to that croeua.''
"But I took a blgb stand la botany
wben I graduated. It was on of tbe
optional studies ou my course, and I
plugged four rolutne la two weeks."
"Primroses by the rlver'e brim
Dloolotedons were to htm.
And Ihty were nothing more,"
she quoted smilingly from a clever
"That may be," be replied, "but
tliougb my knowledge of botany is en
tirely bookish MI hum It to the prac
tical and red haired Donald to prove
that I am right I'll wager a pair of
glove to a tie that this Is a hyacinth.
What do you aayT
"ttlmpty that I wear Ave and a halfs."
"Well, wbir cnu we Hud Dounkir i
"Tlil bcltig his day off I can hardly
nay. Hut I'll tell you what will b bet
tor fun. Let us plant tbe bulb and so
which It turns out to bef '
"That Is a bargain. But will It bo
mire to gut the attcutlou necessary to
make It grow?'
"I'll plant It and care for It mysolf."
"But I claim the right of superin
tending the work and examining the
plant from time to time to make aura
that my interest la being guarded."
"All right If you will go up to the
veranda and get the trowel that la ly-
mM. Ni:.N'i''., II
BUU I'ULLEI) VV HKH SLEEVES TO BEB
lug by the step I will find an empty
upot in ono of tlio beds In which to
plant my crocuH."
When Jack had porfornied his errand
lio found Betty kneelltig on the horder
of 0110 of the boila waiting for him. He
gallantly offered to do the plnnting, but
eho acornod uIh aHHlstnnce.
"Do j-ou think," hIio cried, "that I
.would trust tho plnutlng of nn Innocent
little bulb to a man whwe knowledge
of botany Is nt once academic and
Sho Imil taken oft her cuffs and 'pull
ed up her sleeves to her elbows, and ns
Jack watched lie had a chance to see
bow lltho and shapely were her wriBta
and .hands, II 'could also 'Ma bow
naturally tb sunlight glinted tbrougb
her brown b ilr, and wben sbe looktd
op at blm with lauglilog eyes, after
patting the soil Into place ortr tb
bulb, he could aoe thit they wero of an
unfathomable blue, ,
"You hut done the piloting,'1: be
claimed. "Kow I should be permitted
to do tho watering." ; f
- "Bat a plant like this should be wa
tered every evening," she protested. ,
'Of of timer," be pursued blandly, i 1
"6h, t couldn't think of letting a fool
lab llttlo bet Ilk thla Interfere with
your business." 1
' "You couldn't? Why,, I propose to
maktt the watering of this plant mj
(biff est, business, and I shall not let
anything else Interfere with It"
"But you are a luwyer, I understand.
What will you clletits ssy?"
"To be a lawyer you must first catcb
your client," he commented whimsical
ly and tlieu added with well affected
earnestness: "By tho way, you haven't
any trinities that I could straighten
out for j o I, bar you? I mean trouble
of a legtt nnture." (
"1 have no troubles of any kind," ah
replied luugblugly, -J 4-
"Lucky girl, though. It I unlucky for
me. I don't know but I shall feel It my
duty to make trouble of some kind for
"If you try you will perhaps find that
1 rati inak trouble too."
"I don't doubt It" b aald bantering
ly and beaved a deep algh. "Wben It
comes to really making trouble com
mend me to good looking girl of eight
een or thereabout, especially In tbe
"Ob, you needn't be alarmed," ah
"And I wa Just beginning to bope
that I might he. Wall, well, If you do
have trouble of any kind that developa
a legal aspect that does not require too
profound a knowledge of the law, but
at the asm time demands lengthy con
stitutions, I hope you will not forget
me. My oflW hours are from 10 to 6,
except wben I am yachting, golfing or
play tug tennis."
"Do you do much yachting?"
"1 usually spend Friday and Satur
day of each we on board and take a
couple of long cruise cb season."
"IH you golf much?" she persisted,
with growing mischief In her eyes.
"1 make It a rule to play eighteen
bole eacb Monday and Wednesday.
It really mkea a great deal of practice
to keep oneself In form at golf," he ex
"And tennis r
"Well, I am able to devote only my
Tuesdays and Thursdays to that fasci
nating game. We really bare ripping
courts, and I bop you wUl become a
member of our Uttle club."
She laughed Joyously, .without an
swering bis suggestion.
"With the amount of time you devote
to golf, tennis nd yachting I am afraid
you would not bav much Urn to de
rot to any troubles I might bring to
"I sincerely bop you may nerer bar
any mora troubles than I can attend to,
even lu Um email amount of time that
I deroto to law." Thla waa aald so
meaningly that be blushed faintly.
But Just at that point his mother con
cluded her call on Betty's mother, and
he hnd to go along ns bcr escort
There never was a flower more care
fully tended than that little waif. Aa
Betty Curtis bod come to the town with
ber mother to sMnd the summer In tho
flue residence bur father bad bought
for them sbe had nothing to do but en
Joy herself. Jack Etherldge was al
most equally blessed with leisure, for,
though, In compliance with the wishes
of bis widowed mother, he had com
menced the practice of law so that he
would know better how to care for his
wealth wben ah left blm ber fortune,
In addition to the handsome Income be
derived from the estate of his father,
ho did not elect to live a strenuous life.
After careful Investigation be decided
to hang out his shingle In this pleasant
little town that bad excellent golf links
at the rear and a luxurious yacht club
on tho water front II opened offices
with a southern exposure In the post
ofilce building and fitted them up with
f arniture admirably suited for lounging
on and waited comfortably for his first
client In order to pass the time as
pleasantly as possible he supplemented
hi library of law books with all the
latost novels and current magazines.
Ills mother was satisfied, and it can
not be qald that he felt life to be un
duly exacting. lie conscientiously k,ept
regular office hours, as explained above,
so It naturally happened that he fre
quently walked home from the links
with Betty after a pleasant game, and
the first thing they always did waa to
take a look at tho little mound that cov
ered their bulb. Donald bad been
warned to leave It alone, and they saw
to it that no weed sprouted In its vi
"I nm Inclined to think," said Botty a
couple of weeks after tho planting,
"that a watched bulb Is somewhat like
a watched pot."
"Perhaps the hynclnthlne Donald
threw it away because he raw that It
"Oh, I noticed that It was quite fro.-h
when I planted It. but i t!t:a'.; It 1:
mean of you to use tlu vjr.3 . h.vn
cinthine when you U'.o-.v v.v:i er.ov.::"
that there Is 110 co:r.:r.C!'.i v.:'! .x'.- 1'.
rived from crocus. 1 v'r.'.l 1: r
vengo, however, when It rr;v,"
One fine evening nbov.t !:. ! !!; .
May when they went t- t!:i-'!' Uv "m
spot In the garden they' Orisl :
their bulb had pushed Uj. j.:i t!i
ground. . But It had not cj-' f;'
enough for them to decUo whMi w.i
Next evening Jack came asJu. fy
matters wero getting exciting. By this I
Cm lb teneter gretro leave had tA
gun to open, and It wa clear that tb
plant was not a crocus, Tb leave
wr thick and broad. t 1 I ' 1
"I knw I wa right," Jack uclaim
d xttltlng1y, "It 1 certainly not a
crcu( therefor it must b a bys
rlntb, I prefer ilea (Lot ar quiet in
color and pattern,"
"Not o fast," sojd Betty. "The Idea
of 5 lawyer using such logic. I admit
It Is not crocus, but I see no reason
to believe that it Is a hyacinth. It 1
not necessarily a hyacinth because It
I not a crocus. There are thousands of
other tilings that It may ho, Yon a law
yer and to make audi a claim. Fle!"
"Oh, that Is all right! A lawyer al
ways claims everything In sight. 1
luppos w will bar to, ask Donald to
settle the matter for us."
"We shall do nothing of tbe kind.
I-et us wait until It flowers, and then
I'll undertake to eat It In addition to
paying my wager If you prove to be
right, though I may be tempted to
transplant something more1 edible In Its
place If It should really turn out to b
"X leek, for Instance. It grows from
a bulb and Is edible."
Bhakesneare bn said that "for lovers
lucking matter the cleanliest shift Is to
kiss," but Betty and Jack bad not con
fessed to themsolre that they wor
lovers, and whenever they lacked mat
ter they could fall back on tbe bulb.
It furnished them with unfailing mat
ter for chat and banter when other
"SOMKTBUtO BXSa TOW PLAJCTBD HAS
conversation failed, and In a subtle
way all their thoughts of on another
wera Intertwined with It
When Jack went away on th an
nual yachting cruise of th club Betty
found a peculiar pleasure In tending
to the mysterious little plant that waa
strangely familiar, although ah could
not remember ever baring seen on In
a garden. While watering It and re
moving every weed that dared to ap
poar It brought back to her many pleas
ant memories, and she had a sense of
compauloiiKhlp while watching it And
when It finally put forth the blossom
that betrayed Its Identity sbe blushed
and laughed and blushed again wben
sbe wondered what Jack would say
when be sow It
Yachting Is a most leisurely pastime
and gives one ample opportunities for
thought Before the crulso was over
Jack had made for himself an unac
countable reputation for stlonce and
unsociability. Those who observed him
noted that be frequently smiled to him
self and shook their beads ominously.
Toward the end of 'the cruise It was
seen that his facfc had taken on the
seriousness of a great resolution, and
It was evident that bis mind had been
made np finally on some matter of the
When Betty saw him coming up the
garden path after his return she was
smitten with sudden confusion, but she
managed to greet him with proper dig
nity. After the usual exchange of com
pliments and a few Inquiries on her
part regarding the cruise the conversa
tion became monosyllabic. As usual ou
such occasions sbe reverted to the bulb
to start tt again.
"I have taken good care of our bulb
since you left. It has blossomed at
"I have also watched the growth of
Bomethlug you planted, and It has also
blossomed," he said like one who had
carefully rehearsed a part.
"That I planted? I don't under
stand. And she looked at him with
wide eyed wouder. She observed, how
ever, that he looked' very athletic and
that a tanned complexion became him.
"Y-yes. I have watched what you
planted, and It has blossomed Into lore.
I have come to ask If you will care for
that flower In my heart forever."
Being of a poetic temperament, how
could sbe refuso a proposal so poetic?
When the matter was settled, with
pretty formalities too sacred for the
eyes of outsiders, she looked up at
him and exclaimed:
"Wouldn't you like to see the other
plant? It turns out to have been very
"It doesn't bear orange blossoms,
"Not exactly, but It bears something
almost as appropriate."
"Well, it will be the favorite plant iu
our garden some day. In fact, I think
I'll have a whole garden full of it."
"I have found how it got here," she
explained as they passed through tbe
garden. "One of Donald's children
brought It home from the woods and
put it among the bulbs. He recognized
It and threw It awaf."
When Jack saw the plant he laughed
loudly, and, their laughter silijglejl Jnts
music. Ol'TS little nKund 7here'Bet
ty bad planted the bulb there bloomed
a fin a Jack in-the-pulplt as any on
would wish to ace,
"It look Just a If it ww ready to
perform th marriage service and g1v
tu It blessing," said Jack as be kneel
d to remor a llttl weod that showed
It bend near by, r ..
Betty fry appropriately kneeled b
HOT AND COLO VMTER.
How to I Th Keinrdlr to fbft
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Hot or old watur In excellent os on
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If he had used e;;ld water, nnd the
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