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The OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, Oregon, Sunday BXoralnjr. December 3L 1933
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. "No Favor Sway a Us; No Fear Shall Awe"
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Science and God
LEADING scientists are not so skeptical of the existence
of deity as they, were a half century ago. They are no
longer so prompt to abolish God and enthrone blind chance
as sovereign of the universe. For one thing their own dis
coveries have made them less positive of the certitudes of
science. They have reduced matter to the ebb and flow of
electric charges. Chemical elements have been resolved to
merely varying arrangements of energy particles. So even
the scientist wonders if the world of creation is not an
r emanation from the mind of a Creator.
Dr. Arthur H. Compton, noted scientist of the university
: cf Chicago, Nobel prize winner in physics in 1927, in a recent
; interview expressed the opinion that "faith in God may be a
! thoroughly scientific attitude." He said:
"""Science can have no quarrel with a religion which postu
lates a God to whom men are as hia children. Not that science in
any way shows such a relationship if a religion which makes
r. such an assumption does not have its own evidence it should not
look to science but the evidence of an intelligent power work
' inr in the world which m-lonre offers does make such a tiostulate
'-It is thus possible to &ee the whole great drama of evolu
tion as moving toward the goal of personality, the making of per
sons, with free, intelligent wills, capable of learning nature's
"It is an inspiring setting in which we thus find ourselves.
As wa recognize the greatness of the program of nature which
is unfolding before as we feel that we are part of a great enter
prise In which some mighty intelligence is working out a hidden
.. "Indeed, God has placed us in a position to help in further
ing Hia program. For de we not hold in our hands and control
the conditions of vegetable and animal life on this planet and to
some extent, human lite?"
There is a great void between mere admission that the
conception of God is not unscientific and nositive faith in His
.reality; and a far greater void
i of theology which metaphysical
velop the God concept. Somehow after all the structures of
reasoning whether of scientists and philosophers, perhaps
the truest conception is that of the simple soul who merely
has sustaining faith in the beneficience of God who watches
the sparrow's falj, and in the ultimate working out of justice
and goodness in the tangled lives of men. .
'' Curbing the Utilities
COMMISSIONER Charles M. Thomas is now making use
of the increased power given him in the 1933 utility act.
This power extends to scrutiny of budgets of operating utili
ties. The commissioner has come down hard on holding
company fees and on executive salaries. The theory is that
if such fees are allowed and excessive salaries are permitted
operating costs are inflated.
With respect to holding company fees the commission
er's stand seems wholly justified. The companies must prove
the need of such services and that the outlay is not a mere
effort to siphon off the earnings and get around regulation
for limited profits. Many large companies have renounced
use of such devices to milk their subsidiaries. The Niagara
TTm4avft' Xrxrxra awmnoTtv in 1 QQ7 oMovav) it rastiill onnAvfinn
. aawuovu a vv v-a. vvuiyauj iu ugviaivu a.i vv vuiu caaavrx, uvsi
to its operating companies only the actual cost of the services
rendered them. Commonwealth and Southern, another large
holding company has put ownership of its affiliated manage
ment company in the hands of-; the operating companies
served, so that any profit earned by the service company goes
back to the operating companies. The Federal Water Service
Company, owners of the local water company, adopted a
similar plan early in 1933. It remains to be seen how gener
ally this policy win be adopted voluntarily, and whether the
companies will honestly carry out such declarations of intent.
There is a place for the holding company which is com
petently managed and honestly controlled. It makes avail
able trainirig and experience to various units, bringing to the
small town better service at lower cost. It has been converted
from a useful agency to a financial racket; and this phase of
its operations needs to' be scotched
The question of salaries is one hard to determine; cer
tainly very difficult for the commissioner. Graduation of
" a1tu tm tlx. - -t U:i: TT-1-.
Muuica ia w;e uuuuspriug ui amumuii uxueso we are going
plumb socialistic, earning a higher salary will continue to be
, the reward for incentive and effort profitable alike to the
company and to the public which is served. In fact some of
the men may not be getting enough now. Obvious distortions
1 of salaries may call for attention; but the commissioner may
find himself in hot water attempting to chisel a hundred here
and there from an army of utility employes.
It is, time that regulation extended to concern for the
legitimate investor who has supplied real money to create the
facilities used in serving the public. Holding company fees
and excessive salaries, result in skinning the stockholder,
especially the preferred stockholder who relied on a steady
though limited return. Exposures have shown that some
utility managers had no conscience, trimming both the rate
payer and the investor. Full publicity may prove- a potent
tool In curbing such greed; but the law may prove a more
permanent bridle; and that is what Thomas is start ino to
' "Mrs. Waddelt alt two hay hands over the head with a hoe
handle, and knocked them out. She Jabbed mo In the leg with a
pitchfork, while her mother kept yelling 'Kill him, Evelyn! Kill him,
Evelyn! I thought she was a great mother, to coach her child la
murder, " .
' L. .8. teutied Walter Woods, a stockman of the Eagle Point dis
trict. In Justice court this morning. Medford Mall-Tribune
Mother love In the Jackson county hills.
tfotllwT eW8p?Per worker who got his training on The States
man la makln rnnd Jim nint .1 .
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vmiucu ins advancement. . .
' state vltaanE LC,0,nUn?r.ce ,ecretary nM n o be a
e-n to be-
; Ashland to become Tield TwkZ7 t mTf" ?p from
Charlie Wilson better rSt
an with a half dozen twenty donaj-Vnii? .New l6r,er wom
the presidentiai TdecJeeT or not! f 14 PleCea ha" been J"
between it and the systems
minds have contrived to de
as' W bt walatant fn the
M Promoted to the
niter is a comDetffit ens.11 and hn
Editor, The Statesman:
Contestitis, have you got it or
did you ever have It? Not a very
serious disease if the germs are
scattered by a reputable concern,
with not too many catches mixed
up in their advertising.
I have noticed that many of our
newspapers and magazines, those
of the cheaper sort in particular,
are full of contests all of which
are about of the same type. You
name something, a movie actress,
a sack of flour, a horse, most any
thing at all Just so it needs a
name. Or you may be asked to
tell what you would do with a lot
of money, if you had it. Perhaps
you will be asked to complete a
limerick, etc., etc.
say that sending the name, or an
answer to tne question as the case
may be, is all that is needed in
the contest. Nothing to ull. th
ing to buy or no puzzles to work.
&o rar so good. You send in
your name, or answer, and wait
for results. In a few dav
receive a form letter they print
em Dy tne Dale and tney all read
alike. You are told your answer
Is so rood that If von tairn ad
vantage of their wonderful offer.
in mis louow up letter, your ent
ry will be placed in a group. A,
which will entitle von to
larger prize if yon are the win
ner, otherwise It will be In group
B, which consists of those contest
ants who do not take advantage of
this wonderful offer.
Now this wonderful offar will
most likely consist of getting mag
azine subscriptions, buying or
selling face cream, corn a&lva m
something else. If yon seU more
than anyone else you get the most
DOInU ana. nrestl! von win tha
big prize offered in the followup
Now there is no thin vrnnr
with the competitive part of this
contest. No one expects a concern
to hand out a lot of money for
nothing, bnt her romp tha Ink
Nlne.limes oat of tea the winning
name, or answer, to the original
advertisement you aswered jrin be
taken from rronn A. ennsfsfin nf
the contestants that took advant
age or their follow up offer.
Group B, consisting of those who
only answered the ortrlnal adver
tisement, will most likely wind up
in tne waste basket. What are
you coins- to do abont Itf ThA
best, thing to do Is s&T jour
stamps or else accept the offer
in the follow up letter and take
your chance along with the rest
of the easy marks. And the ad
vertisement you answered said
"nothing to sell, or buy. Nothing
more to do to be a winner in this
offer. 1 -
A good square shooting contest
Is all right It Is more or less
Instructive- to the contestants, and
profitable to the winner. A con
test that is full of tricks and
catehea had "better be 4eft alone.
But what was it Barns m said?.
r- J. C. S. j
TROTS OP A XeW YFRg
There's a glad new year before us.
Where old- things shall have
There joys shall flow like a river.
Thru all the glad new day.
8ometimei that light from heaven
Shines down to ligth this way
Thst God's way-faring children
Might glimpse the wonderful day.
In that realm where comes no
Tor the Lamb Is the light thereof.
And there is life's pure river.
And there we shall know God's
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Bits for Breakfast
By R. J. HENDRICKS
Journal of Rogue
River war, of 1855:
(Continuing from yesterday:)
Dragging her husband's body in
side and barring the door, Mrs.
Harris instructed her daughter
how to make bullets, while she
stood guard and prevented the
Indians from approaching too
near the house by firing through
cracks in the walls at every one
detected in the attempt to reach
In this brave manner she kept
off the enemv until dark, when
they withdrew. Alone with her
husband's dead body, and her
weary and frightened child, she
spent tne long night. Toward
dawn she; stole forth, locking
the house behind her, and con
cealed herself and daughter un
der a pile of brush at no great
distance away, where she was
found, blackened with powder
and stained with blood, many
hours later by a detachment of
troops under Major Fitzgerald.
Mrs. Harris afterward was mar
ried to Aaron Chambers, of the
18iS covered wagon immigration,
and died In Jackson county in
September, 18G9. Quoted from
The Statesman of March 3, 1866:
"It was stated that Mrs. Harris,
when relieved, was so marked
with powder and blood as to be
hardly recognisable." The Indians
attempted to burn her house over
her head the dav before, h tit her
marksmanship was good enough
to save it, ana tne lives of her
child and herself.
Other victims of the outbreak
of October 9 were: Mr. and Mrs.
Haines and two children. Frank
A. Reed. Wm. Given. Jas. W
Cartwright, Powell, Bunch, Ham
Uton, Fox, White, and others, on
the road between Evans ferry
and Grave creek; two young wom
en, Miss Hudson and Miss Wil
son. On the road between Indian
creek and Crescent City; three
men on Grave creek below the
road and perhaps others, mak
ing the bloodiest day the Rogue
river section had ever seen.
News flew fast At Jacksonvilln
a company of 20 quickly armed
ana took the trail of the Indians.
They were overtaken by Major
Fitzgerald with 65 troopers from
Fort Lane. Arriving at Wagoner's
place, they found the Indians
plundering the premises, who,
when the volunteers, first on the
ground, appeared, greeted them
with derisive yells, dancing and
insulting gestures but, when
they beheld the dragoons, fled at
once for the mountains.
The 18SS Rogue River war was
begun; T. McF. Patton, father of
Hon. Hal Patton of Salem, was
already well on the way to Salem
with dispatches to Governor Cur
ry, to General Joel Palmer, super
intendent of Indian affairs, at
Dayton, and the military author
ities at Fort Vancouver as fast
as relays of horses could carry
him. As to help from Fort Van
couveran express was at that
very time on " the' road to Fort
Lane with a requisition for troops
to be used in the suddenly flash
ed and perilous situation caused
by the .rising of the Yakima In
dians and their allies beyond the
Lieut. Kauts had set out from
Fort Orford on Oct 10, with a
party of citizens and soldiers to
make an - examination of a pro
posed wagon road route from Port
Orford - to Jacksonville. At the
great, bend of Rogue river, SO
miles from the coast he found
the settlers in frenzied alarm over
a threatened attack of the Indians
on Applegate creek -and he re
turned to the fort tor a larger
supply of arms and ammanirJon.
Resuming his march, he was n ft
few days attacked, and fought,
and lost three" citizens and two
soldiers of his company, and
saved a considerable amount of
ammunition only by his caution
in unloading his pack animals at
the beginning of the engagement
after which he was able to con
duct an orderly retreat.
The 1856 war with the Rogues
was now fairly on. The Indians
had perhaps 400 well armed
men. Between Oct 9 and 11 the
whites could muster only 150 vol
unteers with proper arms, as the
Indians had been slyly buying up
rifles and revolvers. There was
One full COmDanV Of dr?nnn at
Fort Lane and 6 4 infantrymen at
wmcbester, escort to Lieut. Wil
liamson on his survey of a rail
road route from Sacramento to
the Willamette valley. These 64
retraced their steps to Fort Lane.
But by Oct 20th, 16 volunteer
companies were organized by the
settlers, and officers chosen, be
ing, however, short of both arms
and ammunition. On the 17th
came the first fight between the
volunteers and Indians, at Skull
bar on Rogue river. Five whites
were killed or mortally wounded,
and seven severely wounded, and
the mining town of Galice Creek
burned, excepting one building.
The Indians made forays in ev
ery direction, killing-, white set
tlers and burnlnr their hnn
and robbing pack and waron
trains after killina- the men In
charge of them.
Oct 28, the position of the
main band of Indians was discov
ered in the Grave creek tiiiia
south of Cow creek. There was
heavy righting the next day, and
the next in which 28 men were
killed, wounded or missing; four
being regulars, killed, and seven
wounded. The Indians had the ad.
vantage in this second battle.
with superior position and better
knowledge of the land.
A correspondent of The states
man wrote, after this fight: "God
oniy Knows when or where th
war may end. These mountains
are worse than the swamps of
Unexpectedly, the lame of Mm.
was so short two companies of
tne oattaiion or five companies of
volunteers ordered by Governor
jurry to ha enlisted and hnrrfA
to the relief of southern Oregon
arrived In time to be In the fight
lug of Oct 29-80, and some of
these men were among the killed
The five companies were tn he.
one each from Linn, Douglas and
umpqos counties, and two from
Lane. About the last of Novem
ber, Governor Carry, with his ad
jutant general, E. V. Barnum.
paid a Visit to southern Orernn.
and the fire volunteer companies
were reduced to four, known aa
the Second Regiment of Oregon
The main band of Rogues, hid
ing themselves in the mountains,
made forays suddenly and as sud
denly disappeared. They visited
the reservation, . near Fort Lane,
destroyed the property of all the
whites there, and killed the agen
cy cattle. They burned a number
of houses on Jump-Off-Joe creek,
and the soldiers met the band at
the mouth of that creek and kill
ed eight Indians. During the ab
sence of protecting volunteers,
roving bands in early December
aevastated settlements on the
west side of the South Umpqua,
destrovlna 15 houses vhnna in
mates had been compelled to take
reruge in torts.
Dec. 24. a force under Miles T.
Alcorn attacked a camp on the
north branch of' Little Butte
creek, killing eight warriors and
capturing some horse. About the
same time. Capt E, , Rise
j CHAPTE2 FORTY
It was evening now. She and
Julian would be leaving soon. The
group that had gathered for cock-
' tads on the verandah was urging
that they change their plans and
"I had counted on bridge this
evening," Mrs. Tracy was saying
fretfully. "Are you determined to
"Ask Patricia," ht said briefly.
Mrs. Tracy turned to Patricia.
She shook her head. Nothing could
-make her stay an unnecessary mo
ment nothing, not even Clark.
"Must you go?" be asked plead
ingly, at her elbow. "Won't morn
lag do just as well?"
"No," she said. "Please don't
"Aren't you having a good time
fatrtcia 7 you nave seemed so
strange today." f
"I'm tired, that's alL I didnt
sleep, very well last night
"What a shame," broke In Mar
the, letting them know that she
was present "1 slept like a baby
She looked reflectively at Julian.
He looked at her. Deep within, Pa
tricia felt herself begin to tremble
No one suspected. Martha would
see to that Marthe could cheat and
win. She could have Clark and
Julian too. Patricia eeuld not stop
She could say nothing to Clark.
Her hands were tied by her own
sense of fair play, her own sensi
bilities, her own feeling for human
decencies. But she could speak to
Julian. On their way back to town
"I went for a walk last night"
she began deliberately.- "I couldn't
sleep so I went for a walk on the
"Oh," was Julian's only comment
When Patricia failed to amplify her
bare statement he ventured to say,
"Well, what about your walk on
the lawn? I'm all agog."
"You know what about it," she
advised him Ievelly.
"I'm afraid that I don't"
"Very well then," said Patricia
in a rush, "I didn't mean to but
saw yon you and Marthe."
She had got it out Her heart was
pounaing. uer face was crimson.
Julian was completely undisturbed.
He smiled in quiet amusement
"It was a nice night for a walk,'
he admitted casually. "Marthe. and
I decided that we would take one
too. Why didn't you come out of
the shrubbery and join us? Still,
he added after thought, "still
guess it s just as well that you
His armor was perfect and
bright They had touched on the
subject before, so he thought But
it wasn't the same. This wasn't the
aame. Patricia felt now that she
was fighting for her life. She was
not curious. She was not prying,
She was not interfering in his af
fairs. It was just that she must
know. The touch of her cold des
perate fingers on his wrist startled
Julian. Something that he saw in
her face erased the smile from his
tips. Poor youngster, he thought
and again, poor youngster ...
"Go ahead," he said gently.
"Surely you have not finished."
She gave him ah earnest pene
trating look. Tears stung at her
"I haven't any right to question
rou," ahe said, "I know that I
fought a camp on the north bank
of Rogue river four hours, kill
ing the adult males and captur
ing the women and children, who
were sent to Fort Lane. Wrote a
correspondent of The Statesman:
"These two fights have blotted
out Jake's band." It was a good
riddance, tor nqrfsettler was safe
while Chief Jake's bunch lived.
The last days of 1866, Jo's camp
was discovered on Applegate
creek. He had ingeniously forti
fied It, and was routed only when
the howitzer waa brought un to
shell It. Some of his tribe were
killed, but Joe was aly enough to
slip away, with most of his band.
The winter of 1865-8 waa an
unusually cold one in the Rogue
river country, and . there was
much suffering by the volunteers
and their horses, hay for the lat
ter being scanty and the pastur
Thus' we com to a review of
the diary of Harvey Robblns, vol
unteer in the Rogue River war of
1866, leaving the fighting of the
following years, attendant upon
herding the Indians onto reser
vations, for another time, follow
ing that review, or perhaps later.
One might with much time and
patience weave' from Interviews
with some of the aged Indians
still at Grand Bond or Siletx
memory stories of those days,
never yet printed, that would be
Interesting, and perhaps piece out
some of the historical records of
their vanished and vanishing
(Continued on Tuesday.)
Yiar 1933 Ending
In Atmosphere of
Real Spring Time
STAYTON, Dec 20. If one
takes a walk about town they
form the opinion that spring is
just around the corner. Instead
of another new year. In some
yarda flowering quince, which
usually "blooms about March, fa
already showing Its bright red
flowers and several of the other
spring shrubs are also In bloom.
There are many lovely rdaes
and . chrysanthemums yet - la
bloom The filbert trees are show
ing their long tassels. . s
Women at Aumsyflle
Can Meat for School
AUMSYTXtLX, Dec 10. The
canning committee? and helpers of
the P. T. A., Mrs. Elmer Asche,
Mrs. Charles Martin, Mrs. L. C.
Mountain, Mrs. Fred Stelner, Mrs,
David Lowe, Mrs. Bradley, met
at the school house Thursday and
canned 78 quarts of meat for the
lunches beginning January. 2,
X give you the rightthis once.
"Are yen In love with Uarthet"
"Good heavens, no." . . "
He saw tn chagrin that, this
wasn't the answer; she had hoped
for. His very real sympathy les
sened slightly. Still, be had prom
ised. He prepared gracefully to
yield to cross examination.
"Is she In love with you?"
"That's an awkward question,
my dear." He grinned. "Even t have
fleecing moments of modesty.
"I know," faltered Patricia with
a kind of wretched bravery, "that
Marthe was in the house that time
when I started my burglar hunt
I remembered when I beard her
laugh last night"
"My word, you are a detective,'
he said sharply, growing irritated
despite his best intentions. "I think
we'd better hire you out to Holmes.
Heaven knows that Marthe isnt any
saint Still I cant think of any par
tieular reason why I should deliver
her piecemeal to you."
"She was asking about rac last
night" put in Patricia, suddenly de
fiant "I heard her ask if I were
really your niece."
"What of it? I thought you had
certain standards of your own, Pat
ricia. I protected you from her last
night and stow I find today that j
must protect her from you. Women,'
announced Julian Haverholt dis
tinctly, "women make me sick."
The girl dropped her head In
shame. Always she thought of her
self as superior to Marthe March
only to be brought back again and
again to the fact that she was not
Marthe was cheating, was deceiv
ing uiaric wen, sue nerseiz was
cheating too. It had taken Julian
Haverholt to make her see it How
many women, Patricia wondered,
liked in after years to remember
the meannesses, the subterfuges of
They drove on In silence. Julian
was annoyed. He made no attempt
to conceal his disappointment in
the girt Half his irritation was
based on hia own wounded pride
but he did not realize it and hence
could be cold to Patricia's suffering.
I know I seemed horrible." fal
tered the girt after a long time.
Julian did not deny it "You you
didn t understand," ahe muttered.
"I understood all too wen." he
informed her curtly. "You're trans
parent as a pane of glass. You're
wondering just where Clark fits In."
"And if I am?"
"I would suggest that he fits tn
aa Marine's fiance. It's a role that
suits him to a T."
"Do you really believe that Mar
the is playing fair?"
"What's the difference, if she can
get away with It? I rather think.1
said Haverholt deliberately, "that
Marthe can. Marthe is very clever
and Clark, for all his virtues, is a
wee bit stupid.
"Clark isn't stupid."
assure rou. mv darlin. that
- . T .
Julian sruffawed nnexDcettdl
Patricia clenched her fists, bit back
a flood of ana-ry words. She looked
away from Julian at the spinning
country-side through a haze of
helpless tears. That was the worst
of it, she was helpless. Everything
was all wrong. It was not. right
that Julian should be able to laugh
at Clark in just this way. Marthe
was to blame. But Marthe' wtnM
never be brought to book. As Julian
had so aptly said Marthe was
clever. Patricia gave her that
Sympathetic Audiences, Players
Noted as "Little Women" Shown
By D. H. Talmadge, Sage of Salem
The audiences whirl nT rh.
ered during the week to see the
"Little Women" picture have been
more than ordinarily interesting.
I was prepared for a show of
something like scorn from the
young women and girls who con
stituted a considerable portion of
the patronage accorded the film,
but nothing of the sort was mani
fested. Giggles were few and far
between. The laughter was genu
ine and the silences were elo
quent Few motion pictures shown I n
Salem have had more sympath
etic attention from people of all
ages. The costumes and settings
of the '60s, which by those who
have not seen the picture hare
been inferred taba stiff, and per
haps a bit ludicrous to the eyes
of 70 years atterwarda, have dis
tinctly added to rather than de
tracted from the charm of the
And it has seemed to me Im
agination, perhaps, hut I do not
think It Imagination entirely
that the tour girls, all of whom
wo have seen In the gin-and-neck-lug
pictures which Hollywood has
so favored, entered more fully
into their roles and with more
pleasure la doing; so and with a
more; complete and affectionate
understanding- of the characters
assumed than any one of them
has shown elawTar iii
one of these girls is star, threat
ened with, first magnitude, and all
are high la the graces of movie
However, opinions will differ.
Opinion always differ, more or
BIkk Watts said he sold their
red. cow for beef because him and
-moinin oyuuom fce to
ho a cow should act when she
m u ,wt!uj( muaeo.
" Sometimes even a casual con
Tersation gets all anarled up and
falls to' arrive anywhere. I gays
to a t&ller, "Ain't life grand?"
and he growls at me, "What's
grand about it?" and before lean
think otan answer hew went Dts
gosttnr, Tha-feller doesn't de
serve to have any correct language
wasted on hunT - -
I reckon more, fingers have
been cut by dull jackknives than
by sharp ones. Meaning wall,
figure it out tor yourself.
' I note the name of Glen Mor
ris as one of the ends of the
western football team which will
' "fTduVe been quiet a remarkable
time," said Julian presently. ."Are
you angry with me?"
"Net in the least." replied
Patrida In freezing tones. "Yon
needn't be nervous. 1 have no inten
tion of atartinr reform wave."
"Why be so bitter?"
"I feel bitter." . H
"But not about me?"
"Hardly. IVe learned that lesson
at least Fm just as pleased aa you
kre to have our paths quite sep
arate." . .
"They need not be. separate,"
suggested Haverholt and reached
out for her hand. She jerked away.
He looked a shade discomfited, but
covered it neatly. "Shall I buy a
horse and fall off ft. Patrida? Is
that the way to your heart?"
"You're not interested," she said
.distantly, "and I'm' not interested,
so why pretend? I dont quite hate
you and I dont quite like you and
I'm sure you feel the same way.
So let's have no more of that"
"Speak for yourself, Patrida,
dont speak for me."
She looked up quickly at hia tone,
"Do you think I couldnt have
you if I wanted you?" he asked
quietly. "Do you think, I eonldn't
have yon if I decided to make you
fail in love with me?"
"If you were- the last man In the
world," she said monotonously,
"you'd be a bachelor for all of me."
"You seem very sure." I.
"I am sure."
She had never been more sure
Julian prudently dropped the sub-,
ject He said no -more about Clarkj
nor did the girL They spoke instead
of the possibilities of the toorna-J
ment with Blair. As Julian declared
in the morning they might have
saved their breath. j
For Reuben Blair, making no
eomment on the sensational chal-i
lenge, took a boat for Europe. j
Julian waa annoyed and dis-j
gusted. At least a thousand times'
he imputed sinister motives to Reu-j
ben Blair's European trip. A thou,
sand times he declared that Blaii
had fled to Paris to avoid the em
barrassment of either accepting oi
declining to enter a battle which ht
was bound to lose. A theory that;
was doubtless true, Patrida re-i
fleeted. Personally she blessed Reu-i
ben Blair. That Haverholt had been1
robbed of his triumph, that his well
laid campaign for free oublidtv
aaa eouapsed in a single day meant
nothing- to her. She was delighted
to discover that the newspaper m
were willing to cry Quits.
"I had It all Gned on too." aal
Julian xunously, and added, a.
grieved, "But you cant stare a
fight when your opponent Dulls a
vanishing act" i
"You might set up a windmill on
Broadway," Patrieia suggested
mildly. "IU promise to carry a
Haverholt stamped out of the
room. Patricia smiled rathei
grimly. This check was good for his
vanity. It might make him a'shari
less conceited. It waa good for hex
too, ahe admitted" soberly. Her day
of reckoning had been postponed.
She could breathe easilv inin
There was no immediate chance
that her secret would be dragged
to the light She waa still Patrida
Haverholt to the world. Witfc Inv
ahe might remain so indefinitely.
(T Be CoetinttuT)
tores Sjradieat. inc.
D. H. TALMADGE
batUej the eastern boys at San
Franeiaco on New Year's day. Not
the genial Glen, of the Ceart
brother?1 A o0tUn
American photoplay. "My Lipa Be-
!TTW? Chrts attrac
Jloa at the Grand. Miss Harvey
la one of the you-ean't-help-buu
SSi1100 ot tiatsfYou
don't know why you like V a lot
and yoa don't care. ,
I see In the news that Marlene
pietrlch persists In wearing mas
culine raiment. I wonder If ahe
tau working up out of her trous-
S?iS nd Som6 wto
masculine garments- find this very
-INDEPENDENCE, Dec 80.
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