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About Beaver State herald. (Gresham and Montavilla, Multnomah Co., Or.) 190?-1914 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 26, 1910)
MAN ALWAYS GIVING ADVICE
la Effectually Squelched by Tattered
Hobo In Moot CharacterlatIo
The man who la always giving art
rice saunter«’«! up the street an«! found
the tattered hobo sitting on the curb.
"My gixxl man." began the former,
"why are you Idling away your time
like this* Don't you know the world
owes you a living*"
"That oof responded the hobo,
nonchalantly “Well, I guess I better
call up a collection agency and get
dem to collect It for me."
"Rut this Is serious, tny man
deserve something In this wort«! "
"Sure, boss, the Inst Judge I ran up
•gainst srld I deserved six months "
"Tut! Tut' Don't be fe-etious Why.
you could rise up in t..e world and
“Thanks, but 1 am wearing dat
Dis suit Is so tri ad It Is
three sixes too b‘g for me "
"Well, what In the dickens are you
sitting on the curb for. an«way?"
"To curb try temper, boss To curb
my temper nhn such smer* •'leeks as
you ssk f*'
Neth & Co.
REPTILE AND BULL
TWIN TERRORS OF YOUNO PENH
CeevHeM. 1004. k* TU B.kb»M«,UI Co.
When Zelda asked her f»ther one
Say where his offii'e was, he answered
evasively that it waa In the Dameron
Block. Thia was an old-fashioned of
fice building. with a basement and a
short stairway leadins to the main cor
ridor. It was no longer fashionable, i*
the better class of lawyers an«l real ea
late broker» had sought building of a
later type that offered electric light»
The Dameron Block
faced the court-house n|u»re, and was
the habitat of diver» small attorney»
an,l real estate men. In the basement
below, a justice of the peace sat In
judgment next d«x>r to a musty oil
book-shop, where the proprietor, a
quaint figure with a great mop of
iron-gray hair, sold pens an«l paper
Mother* wfil ind Mr*. Winvicv»*» So-thlng and legal blanks to Dogberry Row. as
Syrup lur b st r- neilv ti me to* their «UU«Uea this quarter of the street was calle I
Auriug ihe u-etluug period.
Zelda strayed Into this thoroughfare
by chance one winter afternoon short
Taking the Usual Course.
ly before Christmas and was arrested
“I see your next doer neighbor Is by the sight of some old books In the
Sprinkling his lawn durirg forbidden bookseller's window. The venerable
Are you going to do anything bookseller came out into the barement
area ami spoke to her of the books,
to stop him?"
holding a volume meanwhile, with his
"Yes; I’m gotng to write an in- forefinger closel upon the page he had
Elgnant protest and have it printed in been reading. Yes; he kept French
aae of the papers ”
books, and she went into the shop ami
looked over his shelves of foreign
"There is very little demand
"Some of th,»«' are
Itinerant Opticians Work Rural Dis them." he said.
rare. Here is a little volume of Hu
trict* Without State License.
go's poems; very rare. I should l»e
The Oregon State Board of Examin glad if you would take it for a dollar—
ers in Optomtry w 11 pay a reward of any of these poets for a dollar. Rut of
¡25 to anyone causing the arrest and course I can only offer. It Is for you
ronviction of any person or persons to decide.”
testing eyes and selling glasses who do i "I shall take the Hugo.” said Zelda.
not hold a certificate issued to them by I He wrapped it for her carefully, even
the Board of Examiners. It is not 1 regretfully, and held the packet for a
alone necessary for them to possess moment, caressing it with his hands,
theis certificate, but it must be regis while she produced a dollar from her
tered witn and counters;gned by the purse and took it from him.
Clerk of the court, in each county
"Call again. I have been hers for
where the holder practices. The public twenty
tn general is hereby warned not to pat Block."
ronize anyone not holding such certifi
"Yes, Dameron Block." repeated Zel
cate, as n trie strict letter of the law
they are accessory to tne illegal prac da.The constables and loungers on the
tice' and will at least be called upon to sidewalk in front of the justice's court
go into court and testify as witnesses
stared at her as she came out and
against the persons violating the law.
For further particulars address H. glanced for a moment at the upper
W. Barnes, Sec., State Beard of Ex windows of the building. A galvanized
Iron sign at the eaves bore the name
aminers, Salem, Ore.
"Dameron Block. 1S70," In letters that
had long since lost the false aspect of
* Tents, Awnings, Sails stone given to them originally by gray
Cstj. Hwnriu. Guru sad C»«n
1 or l.OOO at factory price».
Zelda went into the dim entrance
Pacific TINT ASP AWNING CO.
and read the miscellaneous signs that
27 N. First St.. Portland. Or.
were tacked there. One of them was
Inscribed "E. Dameron, Room 8"; and
passing on she presently came to a
frosted-glass door, where the same
1X is a sure stopper, promptly re
legend was repeated. It was late in the
lieves Bronchitis. Whooping Cough,
afternoon; possibly her father would
■Cough Croup, and e-peoialiy those
go home with her, she thought, and
harsh, hacking coughs, also most
•useful for lung diseases. For sale
turned the knob.
iby all dealers; 25c a bottle.
She entered a dark room on a court
way, evidently used as a place of wait
ing; there was another room beyond,
reached by a door that stood half-open.
Her father was engaged; his voice rose
from the inner room: and she took a
chair by the outer door of the waiting
room. She looked about the place cu
Send your boy where he will
riously. On a long table lay In great
have good, strong training. Fall
term opens September 14th 1910.
disorder many odds and ends—pack
Write for catalogue.
ages of garden-seed under dust that
afforded almost enough earth to sprout
them; half a dozen fence pickets tied
together with a string; and several
strata of old newspapers. On the floor
In a corner lay a set of harness In <
disreputable state of disrepair;
We Buy and Collect Notes, Mortgages, and Real pasted on the walls
No Collection No Charge. sheets of newspapers containing tables
of some sort. Zelda «lid not know wh it
these were, though any of the loafers
on the curbstone coulii have enlighten
ed her as to their character—they were
the official advertisements of the sales
of tax titles. Ezra Dameron always
"talked poor.” and complained of the
burden of taxes and street Improve
ments; but he had been the chief buy
er of tax titles in the county.
"I'm sure that I've been very lenient,
No Hypodermic Injections.
very lenient indeed," Ezra Dameron
You can take this treatment at the Institute
or your home, and your money will be returned
was saying. "I have, in fact, consider
if a perfect cure is not affected. Investigate
ed it a family matter, calling for con
this, it will only take a few moments to phone
siderate treatment, on the score of my
us for information.
Personal and financial
reference on application. For full informa
friendship with your husband. If It
tion, phone, write or call at the
had been otherwise. I would have been
Obliged to take steps—steps toward
Phone, Marshall 2400
^3S4 Hall St
PORTI.ASD, ORF.J safeguarding the interests—the inter
ests of my trust, I should say.”
"But another extension of two years
would be sufficient for me to pay. I
The Better Way.
wish very much for Olive not to know
Maude — Formerly
Miss that her schooling was paid for with
Bcreecher was asked to sing she would borrowed money. She gives me all she
Bay "Oh, I can't.”
earns. Her position is assured, and I
Clara—But she doesn't do that now. am putting aside something every
Maude—No; she lets the audience month to apply on the debt We owe
find It out for themselves.
"But two of these notes are already
In default. Mrs. Merriam. I have In
curred obligations on the strength of
them. A woman can't understand the
re«iulr«ments and exactions of busi
"I am sorry, very sorry. Mr. Damer
on. All I ask is this extension. It can’t
be a large matter to you!"
"I regret more than I can tell you
that It Is impossible. Jf It were myself
In your comb? Why so? Is —If It were my own money that I ad
not the head a much better place vanced you, I could perhaps be less In
sistent, but as It Is, this money belongs
for it? Better keep what is left to another—In fact. It Is part of my
where it belongs! Ayer’s Hair daughter's estate. She is perfectly
Vigor, new improved formula, helpless, utterly Ignorant of business;
it is necessary for me to exercise the
quickly stops falling hair. greatest care in administering her af
There is not a particle of doubt fairs. It is a sacred trust, Mrs. Mer
about it. We speak very posi riam, a sacred trust from her dear
tively about this, for we know.
"I came to-day," said the woman’s
Doef not change the color of the hair.
voice, apologetically, "hoping that pay
Formula with eaoh botti«
ment could be deferred.”
"Yes, to be sure; It’s wise to be fore
■how it to your
handed. But the loan must be paid at
Aak him about It,
the maturity of the last note, in May.
thaa do aa ha «ays
I must close my wife's estate very
soon. I have timed all my loans to
Indeed, the one great leading feature of that end."
our new Hair Vigor may well be said to
The purring voice stole through the
be this — Il stone falling hair. Then it anteroom, where Zelda sat forward tn
goes one step further — it elds nsture In her chair, listening with parted lips and
restoring the hair »nd scalp to a healthy wonder and pain in her eyes. The book
condition. Ask for “the new kind.”
In her lap fell to the bare floor, mak
i. ©• Agrw O«.. LOTTO4L If a—
ing s sharp clatter that startled her
USE DR. PLUMMERS COUGH STOP
Bhs lay awake staring Into the dark
halt til«» night, with les «less eyes,
one hand clasping the little book under
,«n laperienceo Man.
“How do you conquer your el»
phant when he goes on a rainpaguT”
1 asked th« inenagorle proprietor
"We avail ourselves of an exp*
rlrnced baggage man," he replied
“An experienced baggage uiauf I
repeated with wonderment
"Yes,” be explained patiently, al
though It was evident that be wns
nettled by tny stupidity, "we get a
tuun who knows bow to siuaab
Zelda saw much of Morris «luring the
H» went often to ths ol J
house In Merriam street In spite of ths
fact that he aseuretl himself constant Plucky Little Dog Contes to the Rss
ly that she did not Interest him more
cue Until Other Members of the
than other girls Hhe continued to de-
Family Arrive st ths
light In plaguing him. particularly be
fore her uncle, who learned, however,
not to praise Morris to Zelda
Forrest pretended to l»e a diligent
Galeton, Pa.—To have bean bitten
chaperon, but Marion« »«»«-lai aff.vlrs «lid
not amuse her. «ml ah« went out very by r a rattlesnake and then cliase«l by
little. Frequently Merriam took Zeid« an I Infuriated bull was nu experience
to the theater; now «ml then tie con of 17 year-old Harnh Brandl, daughter
nive«! with Morris to the eml that olive of a farmer three tulles south of title
should be aake«l. ami tile four woul«l go place,
Miss Brandt hail been on u
afterward for a supper at Merriam’» visit to a girl friend several tulles
house. Zelda brought Olive more gnd from her born«, and was accompanied
more Ini«» touch with her own life. Hhe by a fox terrier.
knew no happier day than Christmas, evening, her attention was attracted
Forreat -not. however,
without urging gave a family «tinner by a dump of wild rosea, from which
to which Kara Dameron, olive and her she waa mlndeil to pluck a bouquet
mother eat down al the eame board, to carry home
The flowers grew on an embank
with Rodney preaiding. There were
times when Zelda's courage failed — [ meat almost ns high ns the girl's head
when the shadow of her mother's u.i- I ami It was with considerable difficulty
happiness fell darkly upon her; but I that she gained a position from which
»11«' made no sign to the world. Ho the i she wns able to r«'acli the coveted ¡«>
winter passed, «ml in the first bright
Hhe waa compelled to clltig to
wistful «laya she went forth with Zan
an alder bush with her left hand as
to find the spring.
"I have not heard you speak of your »he reached to pluck the blossoms
aunt and uncle of late." said K«ra 1 with her right
The little dog ran up toward the
I »ameron to Zelda one day, after she
had t*<een tor an outing with Olive,
i rose clump, gave a queer little bark
"I saw Aunt Julia thia afternoon, Hhe end scampered back Into the road
Isn't well; she suffers a great deal, She Ths girl thought nothing of the dog's
has asked me to go away with her unusual action, however, until an in
a su in
has planned to visit a number of sum - stant later, when, without warning, a
Poor Appetite, Indigestion,
big rattlesnake sprang from Its | osl
iner places "
"If you don't go, what will she
and the ol«l man looked at Zelda with ’ Its fangs Into her bare arm an Inch
gray or two above the wrist.
a gleam of humor in hie
The girl was fully a mile from the
"Well, I have asked her to i orne to nearest house, and started on a run
to reach help before the poison be
"I am very glad you did.
REOUCI THE COST OF LIVING
crune scattered through her system
he a capital arrangement."
"But she won't come. Hhe does not
ilk« that sort of thing She likes to b*i tlie meadow of a neighbor, and by
crossing this fluid she could shorten
where there's something doing"
"Yes. yes; a worldly woman; a very the distance by almost a quarter of a
worldly woman"—an«! I«unieron wag- mile
She scalcil the fence and had
25c. FULL POUND
ged hie he.ui SS he buttered bls roll. gained a portion of the distance across
He was silent for several minutes, and when she beard the bellow of a bull
when he spoke it was in a tone of und, to her terror, found that she was
being pursue«! by the angry animal
"The theme failed as a hook and
"And an you are coming with me,
now it falls ns a play
Yet the ceu-
Zelda? I hiul hoped you would I have
wished it so much that I have not day for her. as he ran toward the ad i tral Idea is good."
I vanclng bull and put up such a lively
pressed you to commit yourself.
I think you could
knew that your aunt would be likely bluff that the attention of the big nnl «boll It down Into nn nuecdote and get
to offer Siiniethlng more attractive than mal was temporarily diverted from leu dollars for It "
a summer at The Beeches."
the girl In an attack upon the dog By
"Yes. father; of course I »finii go this time tile screams of Miss Brandt
with you. 1 have never hail any
had been heard at the farmhouse and
several members of the household ran
"You «re very good to me. Zee
An to the girl's rescue. Just as the bull U«i«c4 Fsrm. 26c. 60c. Salve Takes, 26». |i 00.
grateful to you for many things
old man is very poor company for a left off his unsuccessful attempt to
young girl. I h.ul feur»'«l that you Impale the frisky little dog on his
might not be satisfied here. Your un horns and hnd returned to the pursuit
cle and aunt have never treated nv of the girl.
fairly. We have nothing in corm
Fortunately for Miss Brandt, th«'
I am glad to find that they have
household In which she bad sought
estranged you and me; the pate
refuge wan provided with a prepara
relation is a very beautiful one;
tlon to overcome the •■ffects of »
Her father had epoken often during snake's bite, and the administration
the winter of the farm. Zelda's wil of this saved her life, but she was
lingness to go there was a great relief dreadfully sick for forty eight hours.
to him; anil when she suggested that
Miss Brandt In peculiarly unfortun-
TUTU ARO ■0IIII01 PORTURO. 00(801
she should like to ask olive to spend ate. Hhe was with her brother on a
A. P ARMSTRONG, LL B , PRINCIPAL
the whole of her vacation with them deer hunt last fall when at a point In
Ours la a>lm%tt»4tly tha hiich ■tan<larti romrnsrt lal
he made no objection. He knew th«t
the woods where he hnd stationed her arh<Mj| <>f th» Northweal. Tsat'hrr» havlntf both
she saw Olive frequently; Zee had ask-
•■«I her c«>u»ln to the house for mea«s on n "runway" a good sized black bear bualnraa an<1 profeaakmal aip®rUne« qtiailfy atu-
several times since the Dramatic Club suddenly emerged front a thicket. Hhe Janta for eucteii, by indu nluat Inatructton If
episode, and her father ha«l treated ol became alarmed at the bear, fearing jralrrd. In a ahart tlma and al arnall aapanaa.
ive with his usual formal courtesy The to shoot lest she should but aggravate l’oaition for aarh aa a<M*n aa corn ¡»étant., Open ail
tha year. Catalf«tia, bualnaaa forma and pal»-
main thing with Ezra Dameron was tn It and It should attack her
keep Z.-bla away from her aunt and perIng from the stump upon which work frea. Write ttnlay lhar« la meney in 1L
uncle; snd It flattered Illa vanity that she waa standing watch she fell and
she remained with him so steadfastly sustained a broken wrist, her rifle
and took apparently so filial an inter
ASA VOIR O(Ü(EJ( FOR K AS BRAND 01
having fallen upon It with violent
est In Ills happiness and comfort. Zel
da went to olive at once with her In
Cold Waltr Liquid Starch
In th« meantime the bear hnd been
"I'd be delighted, of course. Z ; but
Non Ro'lirrç Washw Flind
you mustn't make It hard for me to hiking away through the thicket ns
refuse Tills Is my busy summer, «v- fnst an his 1« gs could enrry hint, and
1\ a ND A '
hav to move!"
though crippled. Miss Brandt succeed
"«ih!" said Z' ld.i.
ed In firing the gun the given number
-We' re mortgaged; that's the trouble of times for the prearranged signal of
with us; we're not only mortgaged, but
PHARM ai 1S T S
we can't pay! Ho we hop« to firn! an-
. «Vf MS IV* A < 'uat Ai I »•«/•» arti lAy T'ES
other house somewhere anti get out of scarcely n quarter of a mile below her
on another bench of the ridge, started
^hone l^iain 11.4
to And Iter He mine face to face with
I To b» continue«! I
401 Main St
Mr. Bear as the latter wan streaking
Kee|> lour feel Strata!»«.
for the tall timber, and one shot from
How many men know how to walk? his rifle n« nt bruin to the «lust.
Most m«n turn their toes In or out, a
writer in the New York Press says
The toes should point straight ahead, CANARY BIRD HANGS ITSELF
so that the foot at the end of each
step can give the body that upward,
Tires of Life When Singing Mate Dis*
forward impetus that results in what
and Proceeds to Commit
is called a springy walk This does not
mean that a man should walk exclus
ively on his toes.
The whole foot
flenford, Del —Grieving over the
must be used In proper walking The
CLOS SET a DEVERS
prsrtAND osi. I
goose step of the German army Is as death of another bird,
absurd as the boy's prank of walking bc< n Its Ringing mate for over two
on his heels. The Almighty has not years, a canary owned by Mrs. Mar-
freighted the foot with a single super tin Hammond, who liven near hern,
fluous part. Every Inch of every foot committed Rulclde by hanging Itsi
th«' top of Its cage.
Is meant for use.
The little bird had made several at Arn niMil'* over < ur/rn Umr /nth ami
When a man walks In the right way
will not j / m II the horn«*
Writ«* iir for
—speaking literally—the back of the tempts to end Its life, but was always fr*«1 anmiil«’ <«f the I’ml Givr th«* name
Its method was of your harnean il^al'T Sold bv I«*nt
heel strikes the ground first. Then the discovered In time
rest of the heel comes down, after to fly to the top of the rage and ptinh ficalf TR < verywh- r«'
which the outer edge of the foot takes Its head between the metal bars and
the bulk of the burden until the for th«n drop Its feet.
Thinking the lilt)«' songster
hnd PORTLAND, ORIG «N
ward movement shifts th«! weight to
the hall of the foot and finally to the grown tired, of confinement, th« eng"
toes. The Ideal step Is a slightly rock door was opened, but the bird refused
Ing motion. At no time should the en to cotne out and afterward woulil not
tire foot be pressed against the ground eat.
Its last attempt to end all was not
of (I k » year to likvg
Heel to toe Is the movement. Try It
your tae-th out mid
pinto ii n <1 lirltlra
and see how .much further and more discovered until too late to save
w«>rk doiu«. F< rout-
life. The canary was a
of town patriiiia wa
easily you can walk. It’s the Indian's
fin p h |i I h t • n n <1
I 'iilv«, work hl on«
way, and what Poor Lo doesn't know
da* ' f to < fiaaiuy.
about footwork can go Into the dis
Molar Crown» $5.00
Bolt Hits Burled Casket.
Not the Style,
Enamal Filling» 1.00
"There!” said her husband, "that storm a ligh’nlng bolt struck a flower
van« over the grave of Grover Moore,
looks like a hat!”
In the Roseville cemetery. Shattering
"It will never do In the world!”
the vane, the bolt plowed through the
"The hats that are In fashion now earth and found a renting place six •R. W. A. WNI, Pwiiatn «as Maawu Ftlnlaaa E»tr*tlon .50
feet below the surface, shattering the
don't look like hats."—Houston I’osL
n vita» iiT»aiiia»a m r»an»ae
In lena Ritrai tieni !• ron whnnplai'«a or bri«!«* work
cofhn and box In which it waa con Ì
nr<iara<t. (Innanltat l<>n Fra«>. ><>u eaun<>t aal battei
fined. Both the box and coffin were ¡»Iniffsff work anjrwhnra, no nuifter how mm-n yon |«ay.
"Your father Informs me that wo can eaxlly Heen through the hols which the All work fully *unrfiiitre<| fnr fifleen yvnrae
only spend two weeks at the sea bolt bad bored through the ground.
shore this summer.”
The damage waa repaired next day.
“Only two weeks. That means I shall Moore was killed in a street car acci
have to become engaged to the first dent in Akron a year ago.
Riffint Building, ThlrB A Wanhlngton, PORTIAMO. OtfBMI
She gave a little gasp and reach»«! for
it. scarcely stooping. so Intent wars
her eyes on the door of the Inner room;
and when she had regained It. she ran
Into the hall and down the steps to the
She felt a great yearning for sympa
thy. far some one to whom she coulii
confess her misery and hsartsebo. It
»as growing dark. atul when she
reached her uncle's house, the lights
shone brightly in his library. Site knew
he was there, and that she could, at a
word, make his house Iter home sn«1
shake herself free forever from her
father. Th«1 waa always rebuffing and
thwarting her t'nvle Rodney in tils ef
forts to help her. But st ths gste Sh«»
paused with her hand on the catch,
and hurrie«! on. She came to Mrs
Forrest’s bouse There, too. a welcome
«waited her. but the thought of th"
o\erheate«i rooms, of the cheerless lux
ury In which her aunt lived, stifled
her. She felt no temptation to make
any appeal there. She turn««! Into A
side street that led to her father's
house an«i walked slowly homeward.
Without putting aside her wraps she
dropped a mutch into the kindling In
the tireplace of the living-room, anl
watted until the flames leaped Into the
throat of the chimney. Polly was In
the dining-room, showing A new assist
ant how to lay the table for the even
ing meal. an«l she cam«1 to the folding
doors anil viewed Zelda with the In
terest that the girl always had for her.
Polly was Zelda’» slave, and she went
about half the day
chuckling over what seemed to her
Zelda'» unaccountable whims.
"Polly," said Zelda, "this Is Julius
Caesar's birthday —or Napoleon Bona
parte's or the Duke of Argyle's—do you
The black woman showed all her
teeth In appreciation.
"And well have out the candlesticks
—thus«1 very high ones; and you may
use that gold-banded china and thv
real cut glass."
Polly departed chuckling and Zelda
went to her room. Her father was
reading his newspaper by the fireplace
when she came in upon his startled
gaze an hour later. She hail arrayed
herself in a white silk evening gown
He had never before seen her dress'-«!
so at their family dinner-table. The
long skirt added to her h«*lght. Her
hair was caught up from her forehead
In an exaggeration of the prevailing
"Good evening, father! I thought I'd
dress up to-night just for fun. and to
get the crinkles out of my things Isn't
this gown a perfect love? It's real
She swept past, the rich silk brush
ing him. and then—Polly having ap
peared at the door with her eyes star
ing from her head:
"Now let us feast while we may," she
She passed before him into the din
ing-room with an Inclination of h«-r
head and to her place. The old man
had not spoken and he sat down with
painstaking care, finding apparently
some difficulty In drawing In his chair
He bowed his head for the silent grac •
he always said, and raised his eyes
with a look of sweet resignation to the
girl. Nothing In the old house ever
escaped his sharp eyes. The old chlni
with Its gold band, and the cut gltis
that had not known service for year*
struck him at once.
Ezra Dameron did not un«lerstan«l
much about human nature, though ilk •
all cunning people he thought he di I
It was beginning to dawn upon him
that Zelda was d«-ep«-r than h<- h.ul Ini
agined. Perhaps, he said to hlnis'-lf.
she was as shrewd and keen as him-
self; or. he asked again, was snn not
playing some <ie«p role—even laying .<
trap for him? He «lid not know that
the moods of a girl are as many a* the
moods of the win«! anil sea. He re
membered that his wife had been eas
ily deceived. He had crushed the moth
er; but this girl would not so easily be
The candles made a soft
light upon the table. lie lifted his
eyes furnlvely to see whether the gas
In the chandelier overhead was light
ed; and was relieved to note that the
extravagance of the candles was not
augmented there. He drew his bony
fingers across the table-cloth, feeling
its texture critically. He knew that It
had been taken from a forbidden shelf
of the linen closet. Clearly his rule
over the ancient Polly was at an end
When they returned to the living-
room he tender! the fire; and when he
took up his paper nervously, from hab
it, he put it down again, and began to
talk. Almost for the first time sin« e
Zelda'» return, he showed an Interest
in her foreign experiences, and led her
to speak of th«-m. And she exerted
herself to be entertaining. He h id
supposed that Mrs.
prejudice Zelda against hlrn during th .•
years in which she had kept the girl
away; but his dally scrutiny had dis
covered no trace of disrespect or con
tempt In her attitude toward him.
It had been on her tongue several
time» to ask him boldly about the debt
of Olive's mother, even If it should be
necessary to confess that she had over
heard his conversation with Mrs. Mar-
rlam; but this might cause aq un
pleasant scene. No great haste was
necessary, she judged; and so she
waited. Hhe coulii probably persuade
her aunt or uncle to help her in the
matter when the time came, if no other
way should occur to her.
When she went at last to her room,
the old cedars outside her windows
were moaning softly.
She found a
satisfaction in bolting her door, and
then she drew from her writing-table
the little book, tied with its faded rib
bon. and opened it to the charge her
mother had written—those last pitiful
words—and read them over and over
again, until they seemed to be audible
whispers in the room:
"Perhaps I was unjust to him; It
may have been my fault; but If she
can respect or love him I wish It to be
man I meet.”—Detroit Free Brasi.
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