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TUB OREGOX STATESMAIf X srVDAT. LY 4, 101
REVELATIONS OF A WIFE
The Story of a Honeyrrioon
A Wonderful Romance of Married Life W'nderfnriY Told b
v i CHAPTER CCLXXXII
"WHY MR. ! GORDON SAID TO
DICKY, "I CANNOT TELL YOIT
WIL.T TH?S MEANS TO ME.y
" "TV 1.-1 rf Ka tlarmii.1 T am all
right only a'momentaiy falntness, I
assure .you. i -
Mr. Gordon, the'mysterious Strang?
fff. who after trailing ny move
ments and staring me out of coun
tenance for several days, had finally
secured an Introduction to Dicky,
; : I knew that Dicky was . as much
vaIIavaA o a T a f rtn s iiAa4's MHirvl
vttv v. .a wa gi wo t, as a v. u u t a
to self-command. That he was re
sentful as well as mystified at the
singular behavior of Mr. Gordon I al
bo, gleaned from his darkened face
and a little steely glint in his eyes.
I .could not blame Dicky.: Mr.
Gordon's actions were extraordinary.
He had explained his persistent pur
suit of me by saying my resemblance
to a very dear friead of his boyhood
was most startling!; then, when he
had asked my name before marriage
and I had replied, j "Margaret. Spen
cer," he had reeled as if suddenly
smitten, and we had thought he was
about to faint away.
"I hope that you j will forgive me,"
Mr. Gordon went op, and his rich
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voice was so. filled with regret and
humility that I felt my heart sorten
VI trust you have not gained the
impression that my momentary falnt
ness had anything to do with, your
name," he said. "My attack at that
time was merehr a eolacid Anna T
am subject to these spoils f f aint-
ness. i nope this one did not alarm
'Your Mother's Name-
He looked at me directly as If ex
pecting an answer, '
fl am not easily alarmed." I re
turned, trying hard to keep out of
my voice anything save the fndif
ferent courtesy which one would be
stow upon a straneer. for th at
phere of mystery teemed deepening
oout mis stranger ana me. I did
not believe he had spoken the truth
when he said that wr nttm f
my maiden name, la response to his
question, naa aotning to do with his
falntness. I was as certain' as I was
of anything that it vm h ntAr.
ance of that name, the revelation of
my laentity thus made to him, that
caused his emotion, t thrin
tense, in anticipation of revelations
Mr. Gordon's voice was quiet, but
poignant mtie tnrtu raa through
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it which I caught as he spoke again.
"Was not your mother's name
Margaret Bickett and your father's
Charles Spencer?" be at-ked.
'You are quite correct." I forced
the words through lips stiffened try
I saw Dicky look at me curiously,
almost Impatiently, but I had mo
eyes, no ears, sare for the mysterious
stranger who was quisling me about
"My Other Self."
One of Mr. Gordon's hands was
beneath the table; as he was sitting
next to me(I saw what no one else
did that the long, slender, sensitive
fingers pressed themselves deeply,
quireringly into the palm at my af
firmation of his question. But ex
cept for that momentary grip there
waa no evidence of excitement In his
demeanor as he turned to me.
thought so," he said quietly.
"I have found the daughter of the
dearest friends . I ever had. You j
resemblance to your mother is mar
velous. I remember that you looked
much like her when you were a tiny
"You were at our home in my
childhood, then?" I asked, wonder
ing if this might be the explanation
of !my uncanny notion that I had
sometime la my life seeu this msji
bending over his demita3se as he had
done a few minutes before. r
' "Oh, yes." he said, "your motier.
as 1 have told you. was the dearest
f:iend I ever had. And your father
was my other self then "
His emphasis upon the word
"then" gave me a quick stab of pain,
for it recalled the odium with which
every on? who had knwn my child
hood semed to regard the memory
of my father. .
I. myself, had no memories of my
father. My mother had never spok
en or himi to me but once, when
she had told me the terrible story
of his faithlessness.
When I was fonr years old he
had run away from us both with my
mother's dearest friend, and neither
she nor any of his friends had ever
beard or him afterward. I had al
ways . felt a sort of hatred for my
unknown father who had deserted
me and so cruelly treated my moth
erland the knowledge that this man
was an intimate of his turned me
f'No Family Ties."
'But if Mr. Gordon's Inflection
meant anything It meant that even
if he' had been my .father "other
self" my mother's desertion had
aroused In him the same contempt
for my father that all the rest of
onr little world had felt. I felt my
indefinable - feeling of repulsion
against the man melt Into warm ap
proval of hint. He had loved the
mother had idolized, had resented
her wrongs, and I felt my heart
go out to him.
"I cannot tell you what this find
ing of your wife means to me." said
Mr. Gordon, taming to Dicky. The
inflection of hU voice, the move
ment of his hand, spelled a subtle
appeal to the younger man.
"I- have been . a wanderer for
years," the deep, rich voice went
on. "I have no family ties" he hes
itated for a moment with a curloui
little air 'of Indecision jo wife,
no child. I am a very lonely man.
I wonder if it would b asking too
much to let me come to see you once
in a while and renew the memories
of my youth in thl dear child?-
He turned to me- with the most
fascinating little air. of deferential
admiration I had ever seen.
9ut I looked-In vatj for any an
swer to his appeal in Dicky's eye3.
My husband still retained the air
of formal, puzxled courtesy with
which he had brought Mr. Gordon
to our table and Introduced him to
ns. I could see that the mysterious
stranger's appeal to be made an In
mate of our home did not meet with
Dicky's approval. '
'I could not understand the Impulse
that made me ? turn toward the
stranger and say' earnestly: "i shall
be so glad to have you come to see
us, Mr. Gordon. I want you to tell
me about my mother's youth."
chased by A. Howard of Canada. Mr.
Howard has already settled In his
new home, and is getting the farm In
fine runnlhg order.
Mrs. Harry Ent and baby spent
last , week with Mrs. Ent's parents.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Foster.
T. Be rail h and family are enter
taining relatives from South Dakota.
Evereyone Is looking forward to
next Sunday when W. W. Howard
D. D.. will speak In the church. Mr.
Howard is presiding .elder ' of the
f African Methodist Episcopal. Zioa
church. He will be assisted by J. W.
Miller of Kimball college who will
8KCO.ND CHILD PIKS
SILVERTON. Ore.. May 2
( Special to The Statesman) The
two-year-old baby of Mr. and Mrs.
Selmer Ness died at the home of the
latter's parents. Mr. and Mrs. G.
Evans Monday. The baby had been
seriously ill for about a week and
the parents of the child brought it
to Sllverton. Mr. NVss has been em
ployed at Portland for sometime.
The funeral services were held rrom
Trinity church Wednesday afternoon.
Rev. George Hcnricksen officiating
About six. weeks ago Mr. and Mrs.
Nesa lost their youngest child who
then was eight months old.
samM ST jlr
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New Member Named for
; . Higher uricnla Board
Governor Olcott yesterday ap
pointed Charles A. Brand, of Rose
burg, and reappointed Dr. C. J.
Smith of Portland, as members of
the state board of higher curricula.
Mr. Brand, who has been a mem
ber of the legislature for several past
sessions. Is a graduate of Oberlln
college and Is well known for his
interest in educational matters. He
will succeed on the board O. P. Co
show, of Roseberg, whose term ex
pired in 1TT17. Governor Olcott con
templated reappointing Mr. Coshow
when the point was raised that the
law provides that no member of the
board of regents or of the alumni of
any higher educational Institution of
the state is eligible to serve on the
board of higher curricula. As Mr.
Coshow Is an associate member of
the alumni of the University of Ore
ton he expressed his readiness to re
tire from the board.
Other members of the board are A.
G. Deals of Tillamook, Rev. Jonah D.
Wise of Portland and J. E. Hedges
of Oregon City. . .
J ' LIVES LEY BREVITIES
' G. W. Gerber has been at home
working on his farm this week.
Pearl Eakin has purchased a pi
ano. Mr. and Mrs'.. Howard Rodgers of
Pasadena, Calif., spent Monday with
Mr. and Mrs. N. N. Carpenter. "
Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Lewis who
have been. on the sick list for several
weeks were able to attend church
last Sunday. r
Mrs. Clara Langford Is said to be
reepvering rapidly from her recent
Mrs. Sophia Mather was. a visitor
at Hall's ferry last week.
Aubrey Johnson of Portland spent
the week-end with his parents. Mr.
and Mrs. W. V. Johnson.
The Kodgers farm has been pur-
a car having every
THAT luxury is brutish bigness, which means weight,
which means a large gasoline tank and filled often, and
large tires, and several sets a year. -'
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Maxwell is neither a big car nor a small car. The big
gest car made is less than 4; feet longer, and costs around
$10,000 to buy and $5,000 a year to run.
Most cars are just a foot or a few inches longer.
And others are some smaller shorter, lighter, less roomy,
and hence lack the luxury of a Maxwell.
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Nor do they cost, on the average, less to run.
Gas mileage is very nearly! the same. Tire mileage is very
nearly the same. !
But where Maxwell earned its crowning reputation has'
been in its ability to run and run and never quit.
That means repair bills are amazingly low.
' You therefore never get mad at a Maxwell it's the best
friend your pocketbook has. And when you
stop to think of all those little ooints of
luxury in a Maxwell you're almost sure
to whip, out your check book and write a
check for one. : j
The 300,000-all-alike idea behind the
Maxwell thus, you see, is sound.
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