Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909, September 04, 1906, Page 4, Image 4

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il-v eyes danced uiisciiievoasiy.
' Unfortunately, by the accident of
birth. I am deprived of tiie sense of
hua:or." she said.
"It seems to be in the family all
rig'.jt." be hazarded, looking at Con-Btauc-e.
"Alas," said Enid, "I am an Ameri
can." '111 smile now, if that is all,"" said
'Cut, please, I, am not joking a little
bit. When you go ashore you will prob
ably hear all about me, so I may as
we.l take the wind out of the sails of
gossip. I am a mere waif who came
sailing in out of the west one day in a
little boat which must have come from
the new world, as no one appeared to
have lost either me or it in the old.
Dad picked us both up and adopted
Pyne did not know whether to take
her seriously or not until he sought
confirmation iu a pair of tranquil eyes,
which he gazed into at every opportu
nity. "It is quite true," said Constance
gravely. "I suppose that the mysteri
ous affinity between parents and long
lost children which exists in story
books is all nonsense in reality. No
family could be more united and devot
ed to each other than we are, yet Enid
is not my sister, and my father is hers
only by adoption. He found her, half
dying, drifting past this very rock, and
before he could reach her he fought and
killed a dreadful shark. We are very
proud of dad, Mr. Pyne. You see, he is
our only relation. Enid knows neither
her father nor mother, and my mother
died when I was a baby."
'"Great Scott I" cried Pyne.
He turned quickly toward the door.
Mrs. Vansittart, very pale, with eyes
that looked unnaturally large in the
faint light, stood there. For an Instant
he was startled. He had not seen Mrs.
Vansittart since they came to the rock,
and he was shocked by the change in
her appearance. He did not like her.
His alert Intelligence distrusted her,
but it was not his business in life to.
select a wife for his uncle, as he put it,
and he had always treated her with
respectful politeness. Now, owing to
some fleeting aspect which he could
not account for, some vague resem
blance to another which he did not re
member having noticed before, he
viewed her with a certain expectant
curiosity that was equally unintelligi
ble to him.
She held out a scrap of paper.
"Mr. Traill is here," she said quietly.
"Here!" he repeated, wondering what
she meant and perplexed by her icy,
self contained tone, while he thought it
passing strange that she had no other
greeting for him.'
"Well," she said, "that is the best
word I can find. He is near to us as
near as a steamer can bring him. Mr.
Brand has recced a signaled message,
lie wrote it out and sent it to me by a
man. I inquired where you were and
was told you were engaged In the
For sonic reason Mrs., Vansittart;
seemed to be greatly perturbed. Her
presence put an end to the gayety of
the place quite effectually.
The young man took the paper in
lie read:
Dear Madam A signal just received
from the Falcon runs as follows: "Mr.
Cyrus J. Traill is on board and sends hl3
love to Etta and Charlie. He will make
every preparation for their comfort
ashore and trusts they are bearing: up well
under inevitable hardships." Yours faith
Pyne strode to the door.
"1 must see if I can't get Mr. Brand
to answer the old boy,'" he cried. "Per
haps you have attended to that al
ready." She did not make way for him to
"No," she said. "I came to seek you
on that account. If not too late, will
you tell your uncle that I do not wish
to delay a moment in Penzance? He
will please me most by arranging for
a special train to await our arrival at
the station."
"What's the hurry?" he demanded.
"A woman's whim, if you like, but a
fixed resolve nevertheless."
"Will you travel in that rig-out?" ha
asked quizzically.
"It is an easy matter to call at a shop
if we reach shore by daylight. Then I
can purchase a cloak and hat to serve
my needs; otherwise it is matterless
how I am attired. Will you do this?"
"Why, certainly."
She gave a little gasp of relief. In
another instant Tyne would have gone,
but Enid, who happened to glance
through the window which opened fo
rward the northwest, detained him.
"There is no hurry now, for sure,"
she said. "The Falcon is halfway to
Cam du by this time, I do not sup
pose she will return until it is too dark
to do more than signal important news
.very briefly."
"But this is important," cried Mrs.
.Vansittart shrilly. "It is of the utmost
importance to me."
" 'Fraid it can't be helped ma'am,'
said Pyne civilly "Anyhow, we're, pot
ashore yet, and I can't seer that any
time will be wasted." -
The electric bell jangled in the room,
causing Mrs. Vansittart to Jump visibly.-
... By ...
Louis Tracy,
Author of
of the :
Copyright, 1904. by
Edward J. CJode
explained Constance. "It may ba a
message from Jack. You go, Enid."
Enid hurried away. She had scarcely
reached the next floor before Mrs. Van
sittart, who seemed to have moods in
full compass, said sweetly:
"Convey my deep obligations fb Mr.
Brand, won't you, Charlie? Indeed, you
might go now and write out the text of
my message to your uncle. Some early
opportunity of dispatching it may of
fer." "All right," he said in the calm way
which so effectually concealed his feel
.ings. "Shall I escort you to your
"By no means. I came here quite un
assisted. Miss Brand and I can chat
for a little while. It is most wearying
to be pent all day and all night in one
little room. Even the change to an
other little room is grateful."
Pyne bowed, and they heard his
steady tread as he ascended the stairs.
"Quite a nice boy, Charlie," said Mrs.
Vansittart, coming forward into the
kitchen, with its medley of queer look
ing, hissing, steaming contrivances.
"Yes. We think he is exceedingly
nice," said Constance. She wondered
why the other woman seemed always
to stand in the shadow by choice. The
strongest light in the darkened cham
ber came from the grate, and Mrs.
Vansittart deliberately turned away
from it.
"If all goes well he will soon be my
nephew by marriage," went on the
other. "I quitted New York yesterday
week in order to marry his uncle in
Paris. Rather a disastrous beginning
to a new career, is it not?"
"I hope not, indeed. Perhaps you are
surmounting difficulties at the com
mencement rather than at the end,"
"It may be. I am so much older than
you that I am less optimistic. But you
did not grasp the significance of my
words. I said I was to be married in
"Yes," said Constance, still at a loss
to catch the drift of an announcement
which Mrs. Vansittart seemed so anx
ious to thrust upon her.
"Well, the Chinook was wrecked last
night, or, rather, early this morning.
The name of the ship was not made
known throughout the world until long
after daybreak.. It is quite impossible
that Mi4. Traill should have reached this
remote corner of England from Paris
in the interval."
For one moment the girl . was puz
rled. . Then a ready solution occurred
to her.
"Oh, of course, that is very simple.
Mr. Traill was awaiting your arrival in
Southampton, thinking to take you by
surprise, no doubt. That is sure to be1"
the explanation. What a shock the
first . telegram must have given him!"
"How did he ascertain that his neph
ew and I were alive?"
"The. very .first thing' father did' was
to telegraph' the names of all the sur
vivors. I know that Is so because I
saw the message."
"Ah! He is a man of method, I sup
pose. You are proud of him, I heard
you' say," v , . ,
"I think there is no one like him In
nil the world. We are so happy at
home that sometimes I fear it cannot
last. ' Yet; thank God," there is no ex
cuse for such nightmare terrors."
Mrsi Vansittart jfooed in her gentle
"Indeed, you have my earnest good
wishes in that respect," she said. "Do
we not owe our lives to you? That is
an excellent reason for gratitude, if a
selfish one. But some day soon you
will be getting married and leaving
the parental roof."
"I do not wish to die an old maid,"
laughed Constance, "yet I have not
discovered a better name than my own
tin to the present."
She fancied that Mrs. Vansittart
winced a little at this remark. Deem
ing her visitor to be a bundle of nerves,
she jumped to the conclusion that the
other woman read into the words some
farfetched disparagement of her own
approaching marriage.
"Of course," she continued, affably
iactful, "I will hold another view
tvhen tiltt right man asks me."
"Were you in my place," murmured
her visitor, apparently thinking aloud
rather than addressing Constance,
"you would no be fearful of misfor
tune? You wouid not read an omen of
ill luck into this dramatic Interruption
of all your plans? After many years
of widowhood I am about to be mar
ried again to a man who is admirable
In every way. He is rich, distinguished
in manner and appearance, a person of
note not only in the States, but on the
continent. No woman of my years
might desirj. a better match. Why
could not the way be made smooth for
me? Why should the poor Chinook,
out of the hundreds of mail steamers
which cross the Atlantic yearly, be
picked out for uttr disaster? It is a
warning a threat from the gods!"
The unconscious litterness of her
tone moved the girl to find words of
"I vould not question the ways of
Providence m the least," she said.
"Sorely yoa have far more reaaon for
thankfulness than-roc reretTar J V 1
"Becret! I am1 no 'regretting; bat I
bsve gooe throvgbTOCfc tzUIs-tbct f
. ' M5)TTi
Constance was deeply touched.
am unnerved. " There, child! Forgive
me for troubling you. And andr kiss
me, will you, and say you wish me
well?" ;. ...
She moved nearer, as if driven by
uncontrollable impulse. Constance, not
prepared for such an outburst, 1 was
nevertheless deeply touched by this ap
peal for sympathy -
"I .wish you all the joy and happiness;
which I am sure you deserve," she said,
stooping to kiss the wan, shrinking face
held up to her. . ., . :.
Mrs. Vansittart burst into a parox
ysm of tears and tottered toward the
"No, no," she gasped as Constance
caught her by the arm. "Do not come
with me. I am shaken. It will pass.
For God's sake, let me go alone!" -
YNE found Enid rosy red and
inclined to be tearful. The dy- '
ing light of day was still strong
enough in the service room to
permit these things to be seen. . ,
"No bad news, I hope?" he inquired,
though the sight of Stephen Brand
seated at his desk and placidly . writ
ing was reassuring.
The question steadied her to an ex
"It is nothing of any consequence.'1
6he said and darted past him. '
Brand looked up from his journal I
He smiled, though . the American
thought there wajs a hint of pain in his
eyes. ' ..
"I am going to lose one of my girls,"
he said. "Oh, no; this is not a loss by
death, but by marriage. . If I were a
Frenchman I would describe it as gain
ing a son. Enid has just received what
is tantamount to a proposal." , ,','r .
"By flag wagging?" Pyne was natu
rally astounded.
"Yesi You would not expect one of
the people from the Chinook to be so
"I don't know," said Pyne, punctu
ating each word with a deliberate nod.
"Well, in any case, I would not have
forwarded the application after an ac
quaintance of eighteen hours," ob
served Brand, with equal deliberation.
"They're two powerful fine girls,",
said: Pyne,- steering clear of the point :
"They have just been telling me how
Miss Enid happened along. It reads
like a fairy tale."
"She was given to me by the winds
and waves,, yet she Is dear to; me as
my own child. I shall miss her great
ly if all goes well here."
; "Pvei cottoned on to both of them
Something wonderful. But, If I am'
uot intruding Into' private' affairs, bov
romes It that Miss Enid is being tele
graphed for? Of course I can under
stand the gentleman being in a hurry.
I would feel that way myself if the
renditions were favorable."
Pyne could be as stolid as a red In
dian when the occasion demanded it.
Brand found no hint in his face of the
hidden thought in his words.
"Have they said anything to you of
a man named Stanhope?" inquired the
lighthouse keeper, resuming the entry
In his diary after a sharp glance up
ward. "Y-yes. They pointed him out to me
this morning; in the navy, I think; fel
low with a title and that sort of thing."
"No. His mother is Lady Margaret
Stanhope, being an earl's daughter, but
his father was a knight. He has been
paying attentions to Enid for a year
ind mere to my knowledge and to his
mother's exceeding indignation. I fan
:y." "That is where we on the other side
have the pull of you."
"Have you? I wonder. However,
Lady Margavet's views have not trou
bled me. I will deal with her when
the time comes. At present it looks
fairly certain that Master Jack has
settled matters on his own account. I
may be mistaken, of course. How do
you interpret this?"
He closed the journal and handed to
Pyne a memorandum taken down let
ter by letter by a sailor as Brand read
the signal:
"Mother sends her love to Enid."
"Did mother ever convey her love
to Enid before?" asked Pyne.
"Then I call that neat I take off
my hat to Stanhope. He and mamma
have bad a heart to heart talk."
' Brand leaned his head on his hands,
with - clinched fists covering his ears.
There was a period of utter silence un
til the lighthouse keeper rose to light
the lamp.
, Pyne watched him. narrowly.
"Ji may be trespassing on delicate
groand," be said t .last. ,flt I am, you
are, j4ot the"sofV of 'man jo stand n
: iwcnony. Iff ctbe 33tatesy -yon knovr,
jrtwtt theqorlt wlorefierve
up ' a ' Doardf which leaSsf eep"r6ff .
We never kick. We're used to It."
"My notice board, if required, will
be less curt, at any rate," replied
Brand, and they faced each ' other.
Though their words were light, no
pleasant conceit lurked in their minds.
There was a question to be asked and
answered, and it held the issues of life
and death.
"What did you mean just now by
sayins, 'If all sops well here? Is there
any special reason why things should
not ro well?"
The younc: PKIadelphian might have
been hazarding : an inquiry about a
matter -of trivial interest, so calm was
h so smooth his utterance. But
BranJ had uiade no mistake in esti
mating this youngster's force of char
acter, nor did he seek to temporize.
He extended an arm toward the reef.
"Yon hear that?" he said.
"It mr.y boil that way for weeks."
"So I have been told."
"By whom?"
"Mr. Emmett told tae."
"Ah! He and I have discussed the
matter already. Yet 1 imagine that
neither he nor any other man in the
nince save mvself erasps the true
meaning of 'the fact."
"I've been theorizing," said Pyne.
"It occurred to me that this light isn't
here for amusement."
He looked up at the lamp and smiled.
The . pillar in those days must have
been a haunt of Illusions, for Brand,
like Constance ' and Pyne himself in
the case of Mrs: ' Vansittart, thought
he ' caught an expression familiar to
his eyes long before he .had seen that
clear cut, splendidly intelligent face.
But there was no time for idle specu
lation. He glanced into the well of
the stairs to make sure that no one
was ascending. ..
Then he approached nearer to Pyne
and said in an intense whisper:
"It is folly to waste words with you.
I have reasoned this thing out, and now
I will tell you what I have decided. 1
will take the watch from S until 12
At 12 you will relieve me and I will
go below to secure provisions and
water sufficient to maintain the lives
of my daughters, you and myself for a
few. hours longer than the others. By
risht. if I followed the rules I have
promised to obey, I alone should live.
That is Impossible. A Spartan might
do it, but I cannot abandon my girls
and yet retain my senses. I trust you
because I must have a confederate.
If the weather does not break before
tomorrow night we must barricade the
! stairs and fight if necessary."
His face was drawn and haggard,
his eyes blazing. He shook as one in
the first throes of fever. He seemed to
await his companion's verdict with an
overpowering dread lest any attempt
should be made to question the justice
of his decree.
"Yes. I figured it out that way, too,"
said Pyne. "It's queer, isn't it, to be
In such a fix when there's all sorts of
help within call,- so to speak? We
might as well be in a mine closed up
by an explosion.; And, , I'll tell you
what, I'm real sorry for you.", ; ,
Brand.; collapsing under the strain,
SWfcjnto a chair. .
(To be Continued)
Additlorial Local.
Mr. and Mrs, W. H. Savage left yes
terday for Salem, where they will re
main during the fair. Mr. Savage is
superintendent of the pavillion and Mrs.
Savage has charge of the needlework de
partment. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Garrrow returned
Friday evening from a week's visit in
Eav. and Mrs. M. S. Bush reached
home Saturday irom a several weeks'
outing at points on the coast.
Because people call him out of bed in
the dead of night, have him eummoned
to the telephone from the housetop
where he is painting, and send him let
ters by special delivery, all to inquire
when the public school opens, Prof.
Holme' , the good natured principal, is
almost a nervous wreck, and to save the
wear and tear on his fragile form he has
requested that the Gazette announce to
the world that the Corvallis public school
will opeH on September 17th. Will
everyone interested please sit up and
take notice, and give the principal time
to recuperate?
Four hundred chairs have just arrived
from Portland for the various rooms at
the college. They were ordered byO.
J. Blackledge, who received Saturday
nearly two car loads of new furniture for
bis establishment.
A party in from Alsea, Saturday, seated
that quite a shower of rain had fallen
over there that morning, completely lay
ing the dust from Alsea to Philomath.
Corvallis felt only half a dozen
Asa Alexander and fatiily left yester
day for the Ireland hop yard w here they
will camp for the picking season.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Green of Portland
were guests over Sunday of Corvallis
W. L. Reed, who reaide3 north of
town, is about recovered from his attack
of typhoid fever, George Reed, a sob,
is now suffering with the same ailment.
She Found Relief.
If you are troubled with liver com
plaint and have not received help read
thia.- Mrs. Mary E. Hammond, Mood?,
Texas; t"I was in poor health with
nr tmnhli-for over a year." Doctors
did me no g-obd land I tried HerbiaeKnf
M lK3ttJe3aire4ine..y Icaar;atyftoQ
eddnr,;ilwayBae.Itt tbt.
,Pttfett wiah" Sold:
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis PeaK of. AU-a
epent Sunday and yesterday with rela
tives in Corvallia.
Miss . Mell Elgin returned Sunday
evening from a week's vacation a New
port. She has resumed her position in
Kline's store, where her seaside cotn-
plexioa is the envy of ail observers.
Ernest Sheasgreen of Portland vitittd
Corvallia relatives and friends this week.
George Brown, who has typhoid fever
in a mild form, ia getting alone nicely.
Mis. Sarah Stewart and family and
Mrs. Nioez Francisco left jesterday to go
into camp at Ireland's hop yard.
Mrs. Ruth Looney and her son and
daughter left Friday, after a visit with
Mrs. Sarah Baldwin in this city. Thsy
reside in Tacoma.
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Starr were to
arrive yesterday from Junction City for
visit with Corvallis relatives. Mr.
Starr is constantly on the road, as
organizer for tne M. W. A.
Mrs. C. C. Wcodworth left yesterday
for her hi me in Portland, after a visit in
Corvallis with relatives aDd friends.
juiss Alary sutneriand began moving
yesterday into the Jesse Moses house on
Water street.
Bnrd Croft returned Saturday from Sr.
Johns, where he has been employed for
several months.
Mrs. C. 0. Chipman and children,
Mrs. Prudence Chipman and Charles
Chipmah's young folks went into camp
yesterday at Taylor's hop yard, for the
season. .
Wisconsin Road Plan.
Wisconsin has a new road law
under which it expects to build
a large mileage of new, hard
roads. The new law provides !
that each township of a county
may build one mile of road each
year, and one-half of the expense
is borne by the county at large.
The cost is limited to $1,000.
The road may be built on the
petition of fifty freeholders. Ten
days after the filing of the peti
tion the town supervisors appoint
an engineer and two disinterested
freeholders, who start the work
by examining the road which
must be accurately described in
the petition. It is easy to see if
half the townships succeed in
building new roads or improving
them, one half of the expense of
which must be borne by the en
tire county, the other townships
which have been taxed to meet
the expense, will want a similar
improvement; and will . start the
work, one-half of ,the expense of
which, .must be borrie by the
townships that already have
taken the initiative and have
been improved. Under the
workings of the new . law all of
the townships soon will com
mence building a mile a year and
keep it up until the entire coun
try has a system of hard roads.
For Sale.
Twenty head of horses and mules aged
from 2 to 4 years. Four miles south
west of Albany on the Oakville road.
Route 3, Albany, Or.
72-4 B. L Taylok.
The Kind "Sou Have Always
in use for ovei 30 years,
All Counterfeits, Imitations arid "Just-as-g-ood" are but
Experiments that trifle vritl; raid. c.rK'.ariCjc? ifco iiealth of
Infants and ChildrenExperience against Experiment
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing1 Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep
The Children;s Panacea The Mother's Friend.
Sears the
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Real Estate Transfers.
M D Allen to J
W Watters,.
wt-st of Mon-
158.S8 acres south
ce; $2000.
State of Oregon to Howard
Moriey 449 95 acres near Wells:
U S to S N Lilly; patent; 160
acres west 01 Helletountain.
Chas Evens and wife to Tho
mas Warren, 60 acres in Alsea;
J B Smith and wife to H T
Martin and wife, 38 acres west
of Albanv; 1750.
Samuel King to Lillie J King;,
q c d, lots 11 and 12, block 18,
Corvallis; $1.
M P Burnett, , sheriff, to M P
Totten, Sheriff's Deed; 160 acres
Alsea; $465.67.
A D Perkins to J K Weather
ford, 160.58 acres; $1000.
M E Harris, etal, to M E and
J G Morris, lots 5 and 6, block i,
Dixons add to Corvallis; $725.
M J- Stacy and husband to
Willamette Valley Co, right of
way; $1.00. .
J W Foster and wife
Norwood, 46.41 acres
Corvallis; $ 100.
to A R
sonth of
We pay 4 on time deposits, current
rates on savings accounts, receive deposits
subjedt to check, and do a general bank
ing business..
You can have the advantages of a
strong bank at your very door by using
the mails.
Send us your deposits. Acknowledg
ment will be sent you by return mail.
Savings accounts received from one
dollar up. , , . . ,
, Open an account with us and note
how rapidly it will grow.
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fo JdB Work
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