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THE MORNING ASTORIAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
-WEDNIiSOAY, SKIT. 23
I A Narrow
I By MARTHA C SANFORD.
Copyrighted, IPOS, by Aiwoclated
J Literary Pre.
Curtiss Rollins dashed breathlessly
Into the Central station Just na the
man behind the megaphone announced.
"Incoming 3 o'clock up state express
n track 14." He made hla way nerv
ously through the anxious crowd surg
ing toward the gate and took up his
position in the line behind the guard
Then, serene In the consciousness
that be was, after all. on time, his mind
lapsed into contemplation of the busi
Bern problem from which he had
wrenched himself but ten tntuutea be
fore. The passengers, hurrying by from
the train, made no individual impres
sion upon him. He stood there as one
waiting to be recognized and set in
motion. Suddenly he was aware that
be was being spoken to.
"You don't remember me, I'm afraid.
His bewilderment as he looked at
the girl was quite evident
Tb afraid I don't," he began stuui
bllngly. Then In a flash his face light
ed up, and he grasped her hand cor
dially. "Yes, I do," he retracted. "I
remember you perfectly, but I can't re
call your name."
"Elolse Kimball," the girl informed
him. "I'm Margaret's roommate."
"To be sure," he assented genially,
though in reality the recollection of
that distant day spent In a whirl and
flutter of endlessly accumulative, girls
momentarily dismayed Llm.
As he bent down quite as a matter of
course to take up her suit case he re
membered that tbts wasn't the girl he
bad come to meet after all.
"Great heavens." he exclaimed in
dinsiay. "I'm afraid I've missed my sis
ter; Did you happen to see her on the
train. Miss Kimball?"
' At this Eloise could hardly keep
from laughing outright The man was
certainly living up to his reputation.
"An Irreclaimable freak" was Marga
ret's sisterly way of describing him.
"She Isn't coming until the 10:30
train tonight," Eloise informed bim.
'I'M MABGABET'8 ROOMMATE."
"She asked me to tell you. That's why
I was so very indecorous as to speak
Rollins looked dumfounded.
"Got me up here for nothing," he
asked In amazement ''Couldn't she
have telegraphed? Iteally, Miss Kim
ball, I can't see what good four years
at college have done Margaret if they
haven't taught her to realize the rela
tive importance of things. The idea
of makiug me come way up here iu
the midst of business hours for noth
Suddenly he stopped short. A pair
of mischievous brown eyes were
laughing at him.
"I mean, of course," he amended
humbly, "that Margaret might have
telegraphed and saved us both this
At this the laughter bubbled over.
"I fear we are a pretty thoughtless
lot" she admitted demurely. "But
we learn very easily. Tliat's wh:re our
education benefits ub perhaps. Now,
don't let me keep you away from
business another second. I feel very
This sympathetic little apology had
Its effect on Curtiss Rollins. He be
came all at once aware of the girl's
extreme prettlness. It would be brutal
to leave her in that big station alone
"IIang business!" was his unexpect
ed reply. "Do you have to cross the
city, Miss Kimball?"
"Yes. I leave by boat from the
East river side. But please don't both
er about me, Mr. Rollins. I'm quite
used to crossing the city alone, really."
"What time does your boat leave?"
he Inquired pertinently.
"At 6 o'clock."
"If s about 3:30 now," Rollins said,
consulting his watch. "That will give
ns time for a little fun. What would
you like to do most, Miss Kimball?"
"Have a college sundae And ride
down the avenue on top of the bus."
she announced unhesitatingly.
"But seriously," urged Rollins.
"That's serious," protested Eloise.
"Have yon outgrown such simple
forms of amusement?"
"Not outgrown, )xat forgotten," he
hv.suiviJ hor heartily. "1 thlnn it will
lea Jolly !nrU. Now tor the college
fci;:iJ;ie. What is your favorite flow
er?" Oh, shades of solemn stocks and
bonds! If Margaret could hnve seen
them now! Eloise described a com
plete revolution on her rotary stool at
tlio thought of It.
And the ride down on the bus, hats
off, with the brisk breeze blowing
through their hair and everywhere the
exhilaration as of a holiday about
"I never had so much fun In my
life!" Rollins exclaimed, with unaf
"It's because you're play lug truant."
Eloise assured him. "Aren't you hav
ing fun?" be asked her.
"Of course! I could squeal I m so
"But you aren't playing truant.
"l'm Just playing," Interrupted Eloise
quickly. "Aud that's more fun than
anything else In the world."
Rollins was the first to break the lit
tle conscious silence that followed.
"I was awfully rude to you at the
station, Miss Kimball. I hope you'll
forget It I don't know what you
thought of me."
"Margaret hnd prepared me for the
worst," she said.
"What had she told you?" be de
manded. "It will probably do me good
Eloise let him have the merciless
"And I suppose you, agree with her?"
be questioned, half In jest half In ear
"Margaret doesn't half know how Ir
reclalinable you are." Eloise answered
without a perceptible flicker of mock
ery. It was with a strangely new sensa
tion that Curtiss TRolllns stood watch
ing a ship sail out to sea long after the
flutter of a pertain little handkerchief
bad become indistinguishable before
he turned bis face toward town again,
which, he had decided, bad grown sud
denly dull and lonely. In the days that
followed he was absorbed and preoccu
pied to a noticeable degree.
'Curtiss has grown freakier than
ever," wrote Margaret to Eloise In des
peration. "I did hope the sight of such
a refreshing creature as you, my dear,
would wake him up, and I'm sure he
did enjoy the afternoon he spent with
you. In fact after I first got home be
spoke of you several times voluntarily,
called you 'intelligent and sympathetic,'
which is the very acme of admiration
"On the strength of this before we
left town I told him all about you and
your family (tactfully, of course) and
what a charming summer place Cliff
vllle is, adroitly suggesting that he'd
find It an ideal spot to spend bis vaca
tion. But all to no purpose, my dear
Eloise. a telegram nas just come
from bim saying he's been called away
on an urgent matter and will be gone
"That means that when he gets back !
he'll plunge Into business harder than
ever, and all the romantic influence of
the summer season will have spent1
Itself In vain, so far as Curtiss is con-
This letter Elois hugged ardently to ;
her nntil the felicitous moment should
come when she could laugh over Its ,
contents with Curtiss.
"You see." she told him when the.
moment did come. "I suspected your
motive from the very day of your ar-
rival in Cllffville."
"Margaret is a most remarkable;
girl," Curtiss commented, glancing;
again at the letter. "She understands
people. I have always said so."
"Especially 'Irreclaimable freaks,' " ;
Eloise reminded him roguishly.
Curtiss run, e a wry face, then laugh-. & poo,e gUf
ed in spite of himself.
"What made you think me worth re- j F0R SALE CHEAP, ONE SCHOL-
claiming. dearest?" he asked her ten- ,. T . in
d jT , arship in the International Corres-
"Tbree little words," she answered ; Ponden School of Scranton. En
mysteriousty. ' . quire Astorian office. 8-7-tf
Curtiss waited to hear them. i
" 'An irreclaimable freak, but a WANTED MISCELLANEOUS,
dear that's what Margaret always ! ---
ror a moment uuruss expression
was as gloomy as the fate his Imagi
"Just three little words!" he repeat
ed solemnly. "What a narrow escape!
Suppose Margaret had not said them?"
"Why, I should have discovered
them myself." Eloise answered him.
"How wonderful!" exclaimed her
lover, reverently clasping her to him.
and Eloise let him think so.
Leading to Crime.
"Some years a so in Hartford," said
Murk Twain, "we all went to church
one hot. sweltering night to hear the
annual report of Mr. Ilawley, a city
missionary who went around finding
people who needed help and didn't
want to ask for it. He told of the life
in cellars, where poverty resided: he
gave instances of the heroism and de
votion of the poor. When a man with
millions gives, lie Miid, we make a
great deal of noise. U'h n noise In the
wrong place, for it's the widow's mite
that counts. Well, Ilawley worked
me up to a great pitch. I could hardly
wait for him to get through. I had
$100 in my pocket I wanted to give
that and borrow more to give. You
could see greenbacks in every eye. But
instead of panning the plate then he
kept on talking and talking and talk
ing, and as be talked it grew hotter and
hotter and hotter, and we grew sleep
ier and sleepier and sleepier. My en
thusiasm went down, dowu, down.
down-$100 at a clip -until finally,
when the plate did come around, I
stole 10 cents out of It It all goes
to show how a little thing like this can
lead to crime."
That fish will soon be caught that
nibbles at every bait Italian Proverb.
WANTED PRACTICAL, AND
landscape gardener desire work by
day; terms reasonable. Apply at Ray
City House, Tenth 'street. 9-23 6t
HOYS WANTED TO CARRY TA
pers. Apply Circulation Depart
ment, Astorian Office. 9-17-tf
MESS!" NGEK HOYS WANTED -
Apply Western Union Telegraph
FURNISHED HOUSE, 595 FIF
teenth street; call up M. 2311; no
children; $20 per month. 9-22-tf
EXPERT PIANO TEACHING.
AN EXPERT PIANO TEACHER
will instruct a limited number of
pupils in their own homes; a few
specially reduced term lessons. Ap
ply early to 424 Commercial street.
HOUSES FOR SALE.
HOUSE FOR SALE
FOR SALE-ROOMING HOUSE;
14 rooms; ?4tXt. A. R. Johnson, 120
Twelfth street. 9 23-tf
FOR SALE A N 8-ROOM M O D
ern house; price $3500; this is less
than cost. A. R. Johnson, 120 Twelfth
street. ' 9-23 tt
FOR SALE-20 ROOM ROOM 1 NT.
house; $750; here is a chance for
some one to make money; call and
let me explain the proposition. A. R.
Johnson. 120 Twelfth street. 9 23 tt
ROOMS FOR RENT.
TWO UNFURNISHED HOUSE
keeping room for rent. Apply 584
and single rooms. 677 Exchange
LOTS FOR SALE.
A LOT 50x100 SUITABLE FOR
flats or an apartment house; $3000.
A. R. Johnson, 120 Twelfth St. 9-9-tf
WANTED TO RENT-A STOCK
or dairy farm for cash or shares.
Address Lewis & Clark, R. F. D.,
Box 80. 9-4-1 m
LOST AND FOUND.
LOST ' - CHILD'S BRACELET
set, with purple stones. Finder
please return to Astorian office and
FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS
FOR SALE-12 DAIRY COWS. In
quire at Glenwood Station, or post
office address Warrenton. Herbert
weight about 1250 pounds; not over
8 years old; must be good driver and
gentle, also city broke. Address As
torian office. 6-9-tf.
WANTED WE PAY HIGHEST
cash price for second-hand and new
furniture; see ,us before you sell.
Zapf Furniture & Hdw.' Co. 9-5-26t
OLGA KANTONEN, FINNISH
masseuse and steam baths, room 6,
Pythian Bldg., Commercial St., As
P.IDS REQUESTED FOR TWEN
ty million gallon reservoir. Sealed
proposals for furnishing materials,
and constructing a twenty million
gallon reservoir, in whole, and in sec
tions, will be received until J2
o'clock noon Friday, October 2, 1908,
at office of the Water Commission,
City Hall, Astoria Oregon. Plans and
specifications may be seen, and blank
forms of proposals obtained at said
office. Certified check in the sum of
not less than 10 per cent Of the
amount bid on each contract must
accompany bids. Right to reject any
and all bids is reserved. City Water
Commission, by G. W. Xounsberry,
Old newspapers for sale at this
office, 50 cents per hundred.
FREDR1CKSON BROS. We make
specialty of house moving, car
penters, contractors, general jobbing;
prompt attention to til orders, Cor
ner Tenth and Duane streets.
MAGAZINE BINDING OF ALL
kinds done at the Astorian Office.
LOOSE LEAF LEDGERS -ALL
kinds made by The J. S. Dellinger
ATTO RNE YS-AT-LA W
CHARLES H. ABERCROMBIE
City Attorney Offices: City Hall
JOHN C, McCUE,
Page Building, Suite 4
HOWARD M. BROWNELL
Deputy District Attorney
'420 Commercial Street
DR. RHODA C. HICKS
Office Mansell Bldg. Phone Black 2065
573 Commercial St.. Astoria, Ore.
Pythian Building, Astoria, Oregon
DR. W. C LOGAN
Commercial St Sbanahan Bldg.
351 Bond Street
Opposite Ross, Higgins & Co.
Coffee with Pie or Cake 10 Cta.
Regular Meals IS Cta. and Up.
U. B. RESTAURANT.
434 Bond Street
Coffee with Pie or Cake, 10 Cta.
Firtt-Claaa Meals, 13 Cta.
EXPRESS AND BAGGAGE
Leave Orders at Star Cigar Store,
Phone Black 2383
Ret. Phone Red 2276.
Stand Corner 11th an Commercial
WINES AND LIQUORS.
Eagle Concert Hall
(320 Astor Street)
Rooms for rent by the day, week, or
month. Bes rates in town.
P. A. PETERSON, Prop.
I. T. NOWLEN
Real Estate and Employment Office
473 Commercial St, Phone
Have fine list of Astoria and coun
try property. All classes of labor
Plate Racks, Wall Pockets,
Music Racks, Clock Shelves
Just in See us
Hildebrand & Gor
Old .Bee Hive Bldg.
HOT OR COLD
CLOSSET & DEVERS,
PORTLAND, ORE. .
J. A. GILH VUOU 8t CO.,
Undertaker ami Kmbaliuers.
Experienced Lady AmtlHtaut
Call Promptly Attended Pay
Tatton Bd. 12th and DuaueSt
Phone Main 21 11
C- GEE WO
Who Is know
.throcuthoot the United
i 1 .it ih 'gar m.trrw "
L fajfrVto worJ.rful vm
Ko pofaom or dmg usee H iuatm
toa to eur oatarrb, asthma, lung tad
throat trouble, rheumatism, nervouso
stomaflh, liver and kUaej. female torn
plaint and all ohroaio d !.
luccissnn, homi trsathzitt.
If you eoanot call write for symptom
tinic and etroular, tnoloslng 4 esaU r
TBI C GIS W0 MEDIOITX CO
1C2 First SI, Corner Morrison.
PW maUoo tb lstortaa.
Heating Contractor, Tinner
Sheet Iron Worker
LL WORK GUARANTEEr
423 Bond Street
Younce & Baker
Steam and Gas Fitting
All Work Guaranteed. 126 Eighth
Street, opp. Post Office. Phone Main
We Kill the
whose painful and agonizing pang
make life intolerable for the sufferer.
It is but a matter of a moment to si
lence the imp that causes the pain iii
the nerve. We practice painless ex
traction and do it carefully. Alxo'the
cleaning and lilling of teeth when we
deem them worthy of saving. Our
Our Crown am) Bridge work demon
strates our professional skill. En
trust your teeth to us, and you will
never have cause to complain, either
of the work or the charges.
Cor 11.!. and Commercial Sts.
Over Danziger's Store
ANY PERSON WANTING ANY
CONCRETE WORK DONE AT
THE CEMETARIEs! WILL
PLEASE LEAVE ORDERS AT
POHL'S UNDERTAKING OF.
P. O. Box 603.
PASSENGERS ' FREIGHT
Steamer - Lurline
Night Boat for PortUnd tad
Leavet Aitoria daily except Sunday
t 1 p. m.
Leavet Portland D&Hy Except Sunday
at 7 a. m.
Quick Service ' Excellent Meek
Landing Astoria Flavel Wharf
Landing Portland Foot Taylor 8t
J. J. DAY, Agent
Phone Main 276
IN 0N8 OK MANY COLORS 4
IN THE WEST FOR
THE PRODUCTION OPM
HIGH GRADE WORK
tans it to a unm mut
FA imt .jiiS i sZtfTs ,
I carry the best Loggers'
Shoes in town at the low
My stock of men's and boy's
shoes is unsurpassed for qua-''
lity. Close buying; and low
expenses enable me to sell the
best qualities at lowest prices.
S. A. GIMRE
540 Bond Street
Everything but the Baby and return
everything but the dirt.
'Tenth and Duane
'hone Main Vm
k!..!-4 4 ", go YEARS
'rVY, COPVRIQHT3 &c.
A ntoria Minting n liMi mid AwrlpMnn n:v
qiiwuiy luuurutiii imp .iih..ii fiou wl.vl nir l.u
iivimiMdh U protmblj' piiliiiruhlt, frnmiinnlrn.
mnt Proa. OMent nunncr l'urmti'unitL' ijiitnrn.
I'vmti tnkun throuuli Minin & CO. rcculv
rrlul notliM, wllhout jhnruo, III tti"
I niim1omly lUiiHtrntnd wonlrtT. T.mwwt eir.
mliit.li in of liny Mslwtttlo Innmul. T'.M'mn, ;j )
tmr s tour Dionth, 11. Hold Uya!! tiewirtVnli'm
aaunn & uo.30,fc-new ion
Brauob Offlo. 625 F 8t WMhlugtuii. D. C-