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The Oregon Scout.
UNION, OREGON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1885.
THE OREGON SCOUT
An independent weekly- Journal, Issued ovory
JONES & CHANCEY,
Publishers and Proprietors
A. K. .Tones, l
J D. CnANCKV,
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Corroppondcnco from allpartsof Uocounty
Address allcommunlcntlona to A. K. Jones,
i.unur uresron ccout, union, ur.
Grand ItoN-nB Valley LonaK. No. no. A. F,
nnd A. M. Sleets on tho second and fourth
Saturdays or each month.
C. E. Davis, Secretary.
Union Lonoc. No. 30. 1. O. O. F. Ileruln
meeting's on Friday overlings of each week at
iuuir mm in union. All urouircn in kooci
standing iiro invited to nttond. Hy ordor of
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G. A. 'XiiOMrsoN, Secy.
M. E. Cnuncn Divino pnrvlco every Sunday
lid 11 II. IE HUU t p. III. CUIIUIiy BU1IUUI iv u
m. Prayer meeting every Thuri-day ovcnli
ntG:30. lLnv. Andehson. Pnstor.
PnEsnTTEniAN Ciii'iich ltcgular church
scrvicos every saouain morning mm uvuiuiiif,
Prayor meeting each week on Wednesday
evening. Baiinaiu ccnooi every ciiuuauiat
io a. m. Itov. II. Veiinon Kice. Pastor.
St. John's Episcopal Ciiuiicii Servlco
rery Sunday at 11 o'clock a. in.
iiev. w. ii. jt'owELL, iiceior.
Judgo A. C. Crnlg
sheriff A. 1j. Saunders
Clerk U. F. Wilson
Treasurer A. F. Ilcnson
School Superintendent J. L. Uindman
Surveyor E. Sln.onls
Coroner E. II. Lowls
Geo. Ackles Jno. Stanloy
Stato Senator L. Ii. Itinehurt
F. T. DIek. E. E. Taylor
Mayor D. B. Hoes
B. A. Pursel W. D. Tie.'dleman
J. S. Elliott Willis Skiff
J. U. Eaton G. A. Thompson
Recorder J. II. Thomson
Marshal J. A.iJcnnoy
Treasurer J. D. Carroll
Street Commissioner L. Eaton
Departure of Trnliisr.
Iteirular east bound trains leavo at 0:30a,
m. West bound trains leave at 4:20 p. m.
J. R. CllITES,
ATTOKIVI3Y AX MW.
Colloctlngr and probato practice specialties
Olllce, two doors south of Postollico, Union
Attorney at Law and Notary Pule.
Offlco, ono door south of J. B. Eaton's 6tore,
I. N. CROMWELL, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon
Offlco, ono door south ot J. B. Eaton's storo,
A. E. SCOTT, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AII ;SUItGEOIV,
nas permanently located at North Powder,
where no willanswor all calls.
T. II. CRAWFORD,
ATTORNEY AT "LAW,
Union, - Oregon.
D. Y. K. DEERING,
Pliysieinn niul Surgeon,
Offlco, Main street, nextdoorto Jones Bros.'
Residence, Main Btrcot, second houso south
of court house.
Chronlodlseasos a specialty.
O. I 11121,1,,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,
Notary Publlo and Convoyancer. Office. B
street, two doors east of Jones Bros.' variety
store, Onion, Oregon.
H. F. BURLEIGH,
Attorney at I.uav, Real Striata
ami Collccliujr Agent.
Land Office Business a Specialty.
Offlco at Alder, Union Co., Orogon.
jrSSE lUnDESIY, J. W. 6UELTON
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ATTORNEYS AT I,AtV.
Will practice In Union, Baker, Grant,
Umatilla and Morrow Counties, also In the
Supreme Court ot Oregon, the District,
Circuit and Supreme CourU of the United
Mining and Corporation business a spe
icalty. Olllce in Union, Oregon.
in: mi jih lkvet, i:st.
No mnttcr it his skin bo black,
Or it his skin bo white,
Ho ih n man ot honest heart,
Provided ho is right.
Though, lowly be his tusk on enrth,
His turo will bo blest,
While others reached to highest nira
He did his level best.
No civic honors may nttend
The tiller ot tho soil,
No grand ambition win him trom
The paths of common toil.
Yet when tho silken cord is cut,
And ho lays down to rest,
The chnnlet fame nor grander te
lle did his level best.
Though humblest soldier in tho rauks
Promotion does not meet,
Mny shnmo the man of golden bars,
Win victory from defeat;
Though hM away in shnllow trench,
Arm3 folded on his breast,
Man's verdict is not history
Ho did his level best.
God bless tho mnn of lowljr lot,
Who swotens life with toil,
Who eats tho brend that's honest won
Amid tho great turmoil.
Ko poet pen mny sing his praise
W hen ho is laid to rest;
Ait epitaph moro worthy io,
"He did his level best!"
Mrs. Brown stopped on board tho
train with a tiny bluo bundle in her
arms, holding it with a careful tender
ness which showed what an exceeding
ly precious little bundlo it was.
It was so muffled up in its long bluo
cloak that not a particle of it was vis
ible, but who saw it know that
was a baby, tho baby of all tho world
to tho fond maternal heart to which
it was held so closely.
Tho car was rather crowded, but
near tho farther end sat a lady, who
together with her baby and various
boxes and parcels, occupied two seats,
said seats being turned so that they
faced each other.
On perceiving Mrs. Brown looking
around with an air of perplexity, and
taking especial note of tho animated
bundle, that was tho exact counter
part of her own, this lady, whoso
name was also Brown, moved the par
cels on tho opposito seat, so as to
make room for her, a courtesy that
Mrs. Brown number one smilingly ac
knowledged as she seated herself.
Tho two babies wero ovidently about
tho samo ago, and attired in long
cioaks ot tno sanio color ana texture.
For tho purpose of challenging tho
iiuiuu-jiwuu ui mo outer aim taxing
mental notes, the two mothers care
."1 l! J 1.1.. .11 l 1
fully uncovered tho heads of their re
alio littlo creatures laughed and
cooed at each other in their baby
fashion, whilo each mother looked
smilingly on her own and then at the
With thisbond of svmnathv between
them tho two began to converse, nat
urally entering upon the apparently
inexhaustiblo field of their maternal
cares and duties.
Mrs. Brown number onovolunteored
tho information that showas going on
a visit to her folks, who had nover
seen "baby," enlarging enthusiastical
ly on the pleasuro that "grandpa"
"grandma,'' its "aunties," and "Un
cle Bob" would experience on behold
ing thosweet littlo cherub.
In return Mrs. Brown number two
remarked tho fact that she was just
roturning from a visit to "her folks,"
and thnt sho expected to meet her
husband a fow stations beyond.
ono uuateu upon his paternal rap
tures at again seeing "baby." from
whom ho had been separated ncarlv
three weeks, growing eloquent on tho
subject of tho" marvelous chancres and
improvements which had taken placo
in that most remarkable child.
In tho meantiino tho babie3 fell
asleen. and bv tho two ladies sittinu
togetner a couch for both was impro
vised on tho opposito seat.
uoth timo and carssped swiftly, and
Mrs. Brown number ono was in the
midst of an interesting recital of the
timo that baby nearly died with the
croup, when tho conductor shouted:
With an ejaculation of surpriso sho
sprong to her feet, and taking up one
of tho bluo bundles, hurried out.
Sho found Bob on tho platform wait
ing for her.
As he helped her into tho cutter ho
offered to take "baby," but tho air
was keen and frosty, and Mrs. Brown
preferred to keep it under her warm
But when sho reached the house sho
surrendered tho blue bundle to tho
happy and laughing group that gath
ered eagerly around her.
Chilled by her long rido, Mrs. Brown
was glad to draw near tho blazing fire,
upon which Bob had heaped fresh
Then there was the nice hot supper,
for which her long fast had given her a
keen appetite, and which was prolong
ed by the numberless questions that
had to be asked and answered.
In tho meantime "baby" had been
carried to "grandma's room" baby's
great- grandma to bo duly admired
and commented on.
It now niado its appearanco in the
arms of tho old lady, surrounded by
a bevy of admiring aunts.
"La, child! I thougWi you wrote
'twas a boy?"
"And so it is, grandma," said Mrs.
Brown, from whom "baby" was hid
den by tin- faces that surrounded.
"Plurbe .lane! what air you talkin'
about?" exclaimed tho indignant old
lady. "Do you think that I've raised
fourteen of 'em an' never lost ono and
don't know a boy from a gal baby?"
Here tho astonished mother caught
a glimpso of tho littlo creature, who,
clad in its night-dress, was staring
With a sudden screech sho sprang to
"Mercy on us! I took tho wrong
It was some timobeforo Mrs. Brown's
excitement nnd agitation would allow
her to givo a coherent nnd intelligiblo
explanation of theso mysterious
When sho did, Bob was dispatched
at onco to tho depot.
The tiain had gono ofcoursojneithcr
was any expected from cither way un
til morning. So all ho could do was to
telegraph to tho different stations bo
yond, and to "baby's" father.
As might bo expected, tho poor
mother was nearly frantic, and would
havo been quite so had it not been for
tho consoling idea, so earnestly dwelt
upon by her symiathizing friends,
"that the lady must have found out
tho mistako ere this, and was probably
as anxious to get her baby back as
sho was to get hers."
Tho early morning train brought
Mr. Brown, if less agitated, quito as
much distressed at heart as his wife.
After a hasty consultation tho two
determined to tako tliobabyandstart
out in tho samo direction taken by the
strango lady, hoping to find some
clow to her namo nnd whereabouts.
When they reached tho station tho
train wanted some minutes of being
Mrs. Brown went into tho "ladies'
room," but her husband remained
outside, walking restlessly up and
down tho platform.
At tho farther end a man was stand
ing talking to a lady in a carriage,
whoso dress only was visible
As ho regarded him moro attentive
ly ho sprang forward.
"Why, Cousin John, is that really
Tho sober face of tho man addressed
brightened into a smile as ho turned
"How do you do, Cousin Will?" ho
responded, with a hearty shako of tho
hand. "I didn't know you lived at
"I don't. My wifo's peoplo livehoro;
and sho's hero on a visit. I thought
you lived in Boston?"
"Sol do," replied Mr. John Brown,
his countcnanco sobering as ho recol
lected tho errand that brought him
thero. "But tho oddest, most unfor
tunate tnmg has happened. Wo'vo
lost our baby. My wife lost it on the
train yesterday "
Hero tho ladv in tho carriaco. who
had a bluo bundlo in her ai'ms, thrust
her head forward.
Just then Mrs. Brown madb her ap
pearanco on tho platform, she also
having a bluo bundlo.
Thero was a simultaneous recog
nition. Tho two mothers rushed to
ward each other, and in tho twinkling
of an eyo tho bluo bundles changed
This was followed by an outburst of
joy, ejaculations, and endearments
from both parties, nnd which was
finnlly broken upon by tho two cousins,
who joining in a laugh ot mingled re
lief nnd merriment at tho turn affairs
had taken, now stopped forward to
introduce their respective wives.
Tho result was that JUr. anu JUrs.
John Brown went homo with their
newly discovered cousins, where they
spent tho day, and which was none
the less happy because of tho fright
and troublo from which it so curious-
All parties appeared to bo well sat
isfied, with tho exception of Bob, who,
turning up his nose, inquired what all
tho fuss was aboutf anu if ono baby
wasn't as good as another? adding,
that for his part ho could nover bco
any dilTereuco in thorn.
Upon which tho indignant mothers
joined in tho mutual declaration that
if Bob was onco married, nnd was so
fortunate as to own a real livo baby
(which he didn't deserve by no man
ner of means), ho would bo able to seo
An opinion to which many lady
readers will givo a hearty concurrence.
New York Daily News.
PnrlinT.1 fbn nrrrmfvjr. mnn !n thfl
a 1 r- . .
Stato is Mr. Ueusseo, tho blacksmith
, mi. a.. . ,
oys. lie is abouc six feet ten inches ;
liioh Rtnndn rrfvr nrwl !iln miiKr-lnt
liign, stands erccc, ana ills muscies ,
prominent. Ho stands and with ono
land raises a hundred and twenty
nnimd nnvil niif Rtrnmbf-fnrn miniitn
pound anvil out straight lor a minuto,
and takes a largo cart wheel in one
hand by ono spoUo and holds it out
lonzontally at arm's length. On
mnrinr nf Iiia u nndprful miiHPii.
leanng ot ins wonderful muscii-
ar power WO went over to Wit-
ness some of this modern Samson's
strength, and when wo asked him
aoout it ICS, says lie, I tninK 1 ray, and siio wouldn't think of marrying him.
amasstrongasanymaninthiscoun- KlrVt t0 tat to, splendid waltzi-r. Just
try. I can tako this anvil and throw the sort of a fellow to meet at a summer re
it from hero to that wagon (a distance fort where young men were scarce, nice to
nffifrvvrds T nsn rhnhnrnmnr with talk sentiment to under tho summer stars
imY J,-r"8) ,A ubo tnonnmmer wun but (o marr wllftt nn 1(le and tna old unci
my right hand, but I bellOVO I am mnM mcmf In men linimizM If ha thought
stronger in my left. Here, feel of this
arm anu tno muscies: measuroicuvou
want to. When I used to shoe horses
never encountered ono that I
could'nt manage I could hold them
even if they wero wild. I havo nover
found a man that was as stout in tin
arms aa I am." Lexington Echo.
GOTHAM'S LOVELY LASSIES.
Why Fifty Thousand Bnchclors
iiro Afraid to Tucklo Them.
t isiong of Loveliness Returning1 from
tho Seaside untl the Mountains,
)nco Moro Bcwililerlmr tho Broadway
Diulcs ami Siuiliiu: Sweetly on tho
nio Say thpy nro "Klecnnt to Call Upon, Tip
Top io ko tlio Tliratro With,"
First-Class to Spend Money On, Hut
Uow Can Wo Marry I hcm nnd Still LlveT
Kr.w Vnnir Snl
"Hello, Chollv, how nro you i Seo yo
aek from tlio beauties of jnrntogo, Ca
fr. .1.1.4 . .1 111. t ' '
"Y i s, Splrto, got back. Hang Saratoga nnd
h uu up it mi care. -
aa oaiaucc. I'm i re l ot It all. It's an In
ernal bore, all tho whole business, ami I'm
ii uroke up."
losi your nenn, ev ucmiy, tills season.
vno's tiiu lair o-ie( .Might as well confess."
'Yes, lost It again, iiml this time for keeps,
ad my hoad niul poaei- of mind as well."
"What's tho roivl Can't you ect the lady'f
eart in return 1" J
"I're got It, nnd there's where the troublo
oracs in. it i naiitrt got it, ami knew
ouldn't iret couscnt, It wouldn't be to bad
tou spo I can't possibly marry, couldn't think
if It for a minute on my Income, nnd theto'a
io prospect of an Increase that I can sec, bo
'm in a Hi."
"What Is your Income!"
"cll, about $2,500 nor nnum, at present."
"Marry the crirl."
"What I Do you really mean to advise a man
onurry on such nn Income I Why, It wouldn't
oro man piy rent lor tuo apartments my
;i nuiuu wani io live in. uo you Know
thai it costs to get married and llvo In Now
fork In any sort of shape, and with any sort
r a stylish glil. It can't bo douo on less than
(5,000 a year, nijd if you havn't got that much
i leasi, mo om man wouldn't untiK oi it,
ven If the cirl would, which Is verv ilnulitrnl.
(o s'ice, no marry for mo on $2,50J per year,
tot If I kouw It. Now it you really want to
"HO MAItltr l'OK ME."
mow something about the geography of mar
led llfo In New York City just look around
unong your friends and sco how few of tho
toys get married, and the number Is decreasing
ivery year, too. I tell you it is a dunccrous
hlnir to marry nowadays In this city, and tho
toys know It by heart. Xncro's at lca;t flftv
housand ot them that havn't married and
lever expect to, in this city alone, and I am
me of the unhappy band. So lonjr, there's
diss Carrie It., just reluuncd from Newport,
ind I want to see her. See you later."
And as Miss Carrie K., connected with somo
if the best revolutionary blood of Gotham,
towed sweetly, ho joiucd her and they walked
ip Broadway. M.ss Currlo was certaluly a
MISS CAIlltIB It.
rtyllsh and handsome youiiK lady, and as they
iralked away I couldn't help thinking ot tho
graceful swing sho L'uvo her body, nnd tho
leat fitting dress which sho managed with so
nucli finesse that it feemed born a pait of her,
Utcd backward and forward, swung from side
o siae, ciung lovingly rouuu ner aristocratic
raist, anu jcmousiv hid irom signt everything
put tho tips of her evidently eight or ten dol-
What did her get-up cost! now much did
ier guardian uugel. otherwise her well-to-do
mMf lnv nut. nn flint. Rivhiir nf iiAr m!
Evidently It waa guned only through a Ionic
erles of seasons at d.Herent watering places.
nd j,igU.pr.C0l, onefli U8 you don't find Just
that peculiar undulation at any second rate
bolcl8i an(1 lt cannot bs learned In a singlo
eag0It That swing alono Is evidence of an
sipcudituro of at least five thousand dollars
"high priced watering n aces. Her hat must
uavo con someimnz use ai u low csu-
mate nndBlx lna fCaS0IJ j, DOne too many,
iCij gloves run about four pairs rer month,
Diessos. Mill, heaven auJ tho wearer only
Knows wuai iney cosi, io say nowi ng oi iiio
oumcrrng unmentionables not vislblo to the
outwar,i Razo but nevt.rthilcsj there, and
nmhalilvi-ostlv. tirovlded one conld luiltro the
Inside from tuo out. And so a vouug man
with an Incomo of two per year couldn't
his ward had any such Intention, but she
Can It be possible that there are flftv thous
and bachelors In New York City bachelors ot
marriageable age who expect to ri-maln so
through life. It Is undoubtedly so, and this,
too, tn spite ot the fact that the ladles out
number the men two Io one at almost all the
summer resorts, and that onr streets are fairly
crowded and jammed eyery Si turd ay after
noon, especially Uroadwav and Fifth Avenue,
with throngs of tlio mosC stilish, good look
ing, and generally admltttd heart tireakcrs In
tho land. What Is tho matter with the boys!
Why Is it that thero Is apartment building af
ter apartnv nt building fitted up exclusively
for matt, and no ladles admitted, while every
prominent ilat building In the city, like the
llakota, tho Chelsea, tlio Valencia, etc. etc,
all havo their suits of rooms known as "bach
elor iipar'ments," and well lllled with Jolly
singlo gentlemen of nmrrlagfjlo ago who
havn't any moro Idea of marrying In this Hie
than they have of swinging golden harps In
the next men who enjov 'llfo for h11 thero Is
In It generally men who'havo made Uielrptle,
and havo enough to marry on If they so de
sired men who trlong to tho Union Lenguc
and other clubs, nnd men who havo become
wedded to a life of ecllhaev through what!
Through the generally believed and growing
opinion that a man without considerable
money to back up tho experiment has no
business to niarrv nnd attempt to llvo lu New
York city that the man who docs do so puis a
millstone around his neck that will eventually
pink him In the slough of despond, hold his
noso to tho ti ludston'o through tlio balance of
llfo, dress tho woman ho loves In shabby
clothes, and bring up liU children In pinched
circumstances aud aiujiig unfavorable sur
roundings. "Sam, why Is It that you havo never mar
ried!" Sam Thaxmau. a lollv bachelor of somo
forty well spent winters, a member ot tho
Lotus Club, ami who Is abundantly ablo uow
to marry, having grown grey in tho servlco of
the ladles of his acquaintance, had stopped In
front of mo on the corner of Twenty-Third
street and Broadway, in front of tho Fifth
Avcnuo Hotel, I ho general louflntr olaco of tho
swell dandles who wish to ogle tlio ladles aa
they pass, for hem Iiro ulnar crosses Fifth
Avenue, and if a man wdl onlv lluger there
lomr enough he will ni-'t-t all the friends ho has
In tho citv, slnco nil wi;o are able to walk pasi
this spot at least once a week.
"That's a funnv mi-silou and demands a
serious answer. 1 never found a girl whose
noso just suited mo."
"I'shaw. What Is tho reason, scrlouslv
"Well, tcriously sp-nklng, tho same thing
that keeps tlio boyn generally from marrying
a wholesome fear of the hereafter.
"Stuud hero with mo n minute, watch tho
ladles tliat pass by, and listen to what I have
to say to somo or them whom I know. You
know I am a privileged character, and they
won't take olTciisoif I ask questions. You blo
that lndy coming across tlio Avcnuo, I mean
that eldeilv maiden lady, with tlio enormous
hat aud military looking suit. That's tho lady
1 rent mv apartments fiom. She belong to tlio
past tense, aa the boys say, ami will never see
tho sunny s'dn ot forty again. Sho's as prim as
they make 'cm, and as proud aa Lucifer before
ho fell like the snowllakc. Hero she is, and
I'm going to astonish her.
'Dung Jure, M ulam .luvce. Jfav I ask vou
a question on mi important matter forthobcu
ellt of mv frit ml I"
Hon Jour. Mccstair Thaxinan. Certaiulcc.
"Madam Juvec, what would you require In
"HON DIEUl MKICSTAIIIB TIIAXMAN."
"Mon Dlcti, Mlfltalro Thaxinan. Tcllyouwh
frlen' zat I wouldim' marrco zo bes' mau zat
leoves In zo worn."
Aud with a sarcastic glance at mo she passed
by like an Insulted tornado.
"Whew, trood heavens, sho thought you
wanted to marry heriiml icfuscd. Ha, ha. ha,
that's a good one, a'n't it. Ha, iib, na, ua,"
and ho laughed until I cnuld havo forsworn his
mo out, if you please, ami perhaps you will
iret moro Information and have less sport at
"I'll do it, and hero comes tho very lady we
want to sue. Sho's its winning and pretty us
can be found lu Gotham, spent this summer in
tho Adirondacks. and will break vour heart In
three evcnlncrs. If slio wants to. What sho will
havo to ray about wedded bliss will bo enter
'Whv. Mr. Thaxman. how do you do. I
havu't scon you for 1.11 ago. I thought you
promised to como up In tho mountains before
"So I did. Mies Catlln. hut tho fact Is that I
am no longer a free mau, aud havn't been since
spring. J'm engaged."
"Engaged. Mr. Thaxmau: Why didn't you
giro mo u chance. Who la iti I'm djlog
vt Know who's going to get married.
Havn't had an Invitation to a wedding this
"WHO IS IT? i'm dying to know."
"Why don't you get up ono on your own ac
count, MlesCatllul Cau'tyou And the right
"Oh. my, yes. I round a dozen or uio right
ones this summer, but I couldn't marry all
of them you know, aud so hero I am, still la
the market, anu autumn is ncro, too. wen,
I sunnose I'll havo to wait till vuur fiancee
quarrel with vou and then fall back on you,
alter an," wim a roguisu iwiukio in uereyea.
"What kind of a man do you want, Mlsi
Catlln, anyhow, and what do you expect ts
rry him for. ir 1 may aslcl"
or lore. Mr. Thaxman. pure, unadultera
ted lore, and I want a man that I can reallj
.ore, and waste my nlTcct'on on. A real, lire
man, too. None of jour Jim dandles that
loaf about street corners, carry silver headed
ranrs, and look llko golden calves or brazen
"."o you really would marry for love alone."
"Yes. Every time."
"Hut, suppose the gentleman was poor."
"My dear Mr. Thaxman, I'm certainly going
i marry for love If I ever marrv at all, but,
irell to bo candid wl.h vou t don't think I
:ould lovo a poor man. Come up to-morrow
svcnlng and tell mo all about your engage
ment, won't you; and now farewell till I see
you analn." nnd with the sweetest of smiles
the tripped gaily away up tho Avenue.
"She's right. She's no business to marry a
poor man. She'd break her heart In a year If
ho couldn't have what she wanted, and that's
tho trouble w th most of them," said Sam.
"Her falhcr is a broker who once had con6ld
srablo moncv, but 1 guess most of it Is spent,
or soon will be, for he's a rlskv speculator, and
has mado somo bad breaks In tho market lato
lv. However, here comes n young ladv of a
dlftcrt nt stamp. 111 exp'aln before sne ar
rives that this girl is an onianlst, or rather
has born an organist aud Is now a musla
leaclicr. If sho got away for two weel.s this
nimmer. and took It out at As . bury P.irk. it
,1 probably all the vacation she had. Just for
turlolty I myself would like to know what
ser Ideas of inatrlmouv are."
"Hood morning, Miss Linton. I haven't
teen you all summer. Whero have you been
putting lu tho time, mav I Inquire!"
"Mr. Thaxmau, gdod morning. Real glad
to seo you. As to putting in time this sum
mer, why l'vo had an elegant timo at Sarato
la, Nowport, and In August we wont to Capo
Mry, but my name Isn't M'ss Linton. I've
:hangedtt, you see."
"Married, Miss Linton, or Mrs. "
"MY NAME ISN'T MISS LINTON.
"Yes, Mr. Thaxman, married, and Mr. and
Mrs. Devlin will bu pleasud to seo vou at tho
UirK IXWL . 1U r -j- -r?th. -u
You see, uenrgo, that's Mr. v., Is building a
new houso ou tho Avenue, and It Is so very
elegant that It will take several months to
complete It. We're going to furnish It from
Paris direct, and qu to up to the latest do
signs." "Allow mo to congratulate you, Mrs Devlin,
on your marriage; but it surely cannot be
Qeoige Devlin, tho retired merchant, that Is
"It Just Is, though, and wo would l'ke to see
you very much. Call when you can, Mr.
Thaxman, and good-bye" und tho visitor van
ished up Broadway.
"Well, well, well. So poor old Dovlln, who
retired so long ago that the streol. has forgot
ten him completely, has married this young
lady of twenty llvo or six. Why, he must bo
at least seventy-llvo or eighty, and I haven't
heard of him beforo lu llvo years. Got lots of
money, thouuh. Do yoq wonder that I am
single after this, and that I don't marry. I've
seen this th ng of inonoy. position, blood, an
cestry, and "puro, unadulterated love" for
twenty years, and It Is getllug worso every
year. I tell you tho reason I never married
and never will marry can be summed up In a
fow words: I never found a girl with a noso
Just to suit me. Good morning," and ho
passed away, striking the ground viciously
with his rattan cano as he walked.
Pondering deeply on what had passed, I
walked slowly homo and met Kitty Wayland
lust entering tho door. Kitty Is a nleco of the
lady of the house, and n groat favorite with
tho boarders. She was just returning from a
trip to tho country. Fresh air would glTO
her fresh Ideas, perhaps, and besides she
wasn't over sixteen
"Kitty, what Is your idea of married llfo!
Qlve a serious answer, for I'm puzzled."
"Good gracious, you aren't going to propose
aooD aiuoiou8l you aken't GOINQ
"No, Kitty, not to-day. But what do you
know about proposing, anyway!"
"Well, I Just know this much, that the man
who proposes to mo and expects to get me will
hare to have a pretty tolld bank account, for
I'm going to llvo In ono of the handsomest
flats lu this cltv when I marry, and keep up
with the best of them."
"Wouldn't vou marry a poor man if you
loved him, Kitty, und be satisfied with a
email apartment over In Jersey City!"
"I wouldn't marry the bent man living If be
hadn't money, and I wouldn't live In Jersey
City If they'd glve me the whole place. You
don't think I'm going to marry auu do a
maid ot all work, do you, Just to please some
"Kitty, are those your Irrevocable senti
ments!" "They certainly are, so if you've got any
poor young man nicked out forme, bring him
arouud and I'll give him the grand bounce to
night before It goes anyifarther. I believe In
nipping these things In the bud. To, ta. and
don't forget to bring him around soon," and
he skipped up stairs.
The probleat of mating the bachelors and
the nail dec still remains unsolved.