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About Beaver State herald. (Gresham and Montavilla, Multnomah Co., Or.) 190?-1914 | View Entire Issue (May 26, 1911)
By JOHN PHILIP ORTH
(Copyright. »11. by tseoclatsd Literary
Mr Vhilllp Raynor had come to be a
bachelor of <0 when an event took
place in his life. All that had gone be
fore were Incidents Mr Raynor had
a small house of his own and a house
keeper He was a man of regular hab
its, and his comings and goings were
almost regulated by the clock He be
longed to a club or two. went to the
theater now and then, and spent much
time with his books
He was well
content to be a bachelor.
One night, as Mr Raynor was going
home from his club, being on fool, as
usual, he heard the screams of a wom
an from a dark passage ahead
As a resident of the city for many
years he paid taxes, and a portion of
those taxes went to pay the police
If there had been a police-
man in sight—If there had been a pe-
destrian within call — the bachelor
would not have let that scream dis-
As things were.
turb his serenity.
' he made a dash into the alley as a
•econd scream reached his ears
Just what followed. Mr
couldn't afterwards detail to the po
lice very clearly.
There were three
men and a girl in the alley, ami the
men were trying to tear her away from
her hold on a door. They were try
ing to kidnap her. The bachelor be
gan to knock down, and he surprised
himself as well as others.
He didn t
have it all his o»n way, of course. He
Mrs Harper was past fifty and tuk
Ing on wiight
Although at first tn
cltncd to res« nt the presence of th«>
girl, sh«' was soon mollified and be
gan to mak«' use of h«'r She found a
willing and obedient helper
robe was got together, ami after thre<‘
or four «lavs .lull:» was assigned to
wait on tabl«1 when th«' bachelor took
his meals. He had made no further
inquiries al'out her.
When he saw her he quietly a.-ked
"Are you the girl?"
"Well, make the coffee a lit strong
er next time!"
That was all for a month Then, as
he and the housekeeper were talking
about other matters he suddenly
"By the way. where do you get the
flowers you place on th«1 table every
"It's Julia does that. sir. She's very
grateful to you "
Queer girl to be grateful Tell her
it's all right without the flowers
What are you going to «Io with her?’
"Why, that's for you to say She's
been here over a mouth now
Well, wait another month No hur
ry. you know "
Mrs Harper could find no fault with
Julia On the other hand, she found
much to praise She could hardly see
how she could get along without the
girl, and yet she felt that the question
of place ought to be settled
than two months hail gone past w h"n
she waylaid the bachelor one morning
"1 have discovered something you
ought to know, sir.”
"Yes. sir Julia Is romantic."
"Well, that doesn't mean thirty
«lays on the Island, does it""
"No, sir. but she thinks you are a
"That's more serious "
"And b> ing romantic ami grateful,
and thinking you a hero. sltp—she—.
Well. I believe the girl is in love with
you and expects you to ask her to
marry you. There It is. sir. and let
me ask you what’s to be done about
H'm H'tn 1 must take a walk in
the park and think it over We must
be tender with .Julia. Mrs Harper"
In an hour the bachelor returned
•o:n his agunter and took a seat in
the library and sent for Julia
came w ith her heart In her mouth and
confusion in her face, although Mrs
Harper had patted her on the back
and told her to be brave
"Julia," began Mr. Raynor, "if you
made a solemn vow you'd keep it,
1 surely would, str "
"I have made a solemn vow never
to marry You haven't. Therefore I
-hall marry you to that good-looking
plumber's helper who was here the
other day. and who certainly admires
you I shall give you a thousand dol
lars on your wedding day I saw him
hanging about last evening You have
my con-ent to admit him to the kftch
Fine young man. Julia, and
tb« re's sixty per cent, profit in the
Through Mrs. Harper It was learned
got several gcod raps, but in time he that Julia cried more or less for three
conquered in the fight ami found the lung days. Then the plumber's help-
girl In a faint. No police yet' They were -r was admitted to the kitchen, an«!
There was a be being a hustler, and Julia being
passing taxi, however, and the hard- ambitious to wear sables, the mar
breathing and bleeding bachelor halt riage came off within three months
ed it and had the girl conveyed to bis
"Who'd a-thotight it?” asked Mrs.
Harper when all was over.
“If it's a case of abilurtion, sir." said
"Why, It was the only thing for an
the driv -r as he help-'d to lift the girl old bachelor to do," replied Mr. Ray
in, "it will be double fare and a r res nor.
ent to bcot. I never moidle with ab-
ductk.ns at regular ra’es' ’
The bachelor held a Est under his BAD NEWS FOR THE WIFE
nose—a fist wltl every knu« kle skin
lied and bleeding. a:.d it needed no
Wrecked at Sea Is Saved and
Tells Brother to Break It
to H«s Mate.
The 1 lou-vkeerer had gor.e to bed
fihe was awakened to care for a
Jerome S. McWade, the wealthy
strange girl about 19 years old—a girl
poorly dressed—a girl who worked for Duluth sociologist, was talking, at an
a living H r hair was d-.wn anil her Easter dinner, about the Altieri« an
She was ju.-t recovering heiress.
consciousness as the housekeeper
"She is beautiful and brilliant and
came down and exclaimed:
all that." he said, "but, with her mll-
"My st;.rs nd garter- Mr. Raynor, lions, she is infernally independent.
The penniless Anierltan youth who
"See 'o her—find out about her," he weds her has a hard time of it. He
replied as he went away to make re is put away In a year or ho . Hence,
pairs to himself.
from his point of view the foreign
And i.ext morning the housekeeper nobleman is welcome to her, thank
made a report. She had a motherly you She is no Easter egg
feeling towards the bachelor, and she
"The penniless nobleman’s title
began by -king:
holds his end up.
"The girl has told me there was a American’s end sinks. He is always
row. Wiiy didn't you leave it to the afraid of being turned out in thd
t old. He can't call his soul his own.
"None there "
“I know one of these poor «haps,
"Then why didn't you walk on about married to a Philadelphia heiress—
she has divorced him since to take
“Couldn’t. I'm a min.”
on a banker who once got wrecked
"Well, then, why did you bring her at sea. But he was picked up float
here? Why didn't you take her to a ing on a spar, and from the first port
wire'l to his brother:
"I don't know. Who is she?”
" ’I am saved. Try and break It to
"She says she's an orphan, and has my wife.' ”
ben working In a factory, but lost, her
place some time ago an«i has been
Mrs. Newedd's System.
turned out of her room. She was pass
John," said Newedd’s mother, "I
ing the alley when the men seized her
pb-ked up Florence’s account book this
and you were—were—”
morning and I must say I am dis
"Fool enough to Interfere',
derstand, Mrs Harper.
She ban re- turbed over it. There are numerous
entries of cash to O. K. W. Now who
covered, has she?”
is this G. K. W. your wife is giving
"Orphan girl—no home—no work?” sums of money to?”
“Oh, that's all right, mother. You
“That’s what she says."
"Then we must give her a show. see Florence ha« a poor memory about
Mrs. Harper. We may be In the same expenditures, so whenever she comes
out short she balances her accounts
fix some Tay.”
"You mean you will give her some with G. K. W.”
"And what in the world Is G. K.
"Oh, no. no! There's a bed for her W.?”
" ’Goodness Knows What..’”
in the house, and she can assist you
In the housework No hurry about her
going. Give her time to turn around
If sh«1 need» clothes, why, why—”
"I’ve been here twelve years, sir,"
!said Mrs. Harper with her hand on
the door, "and I never knew a thing
'like this to happen before!"
“No? Well, we never can tell what's
'going to happen, you know. I may
ttalk with the g'”l later
And Then the Dagger.
James T. Caesar and Harold Brutus
lighted their cigars as they sat at the
cafe table back of the Forum.
"El, tu, Brutus?" said Caesar.
"I’ve et three.” replied Brutus, Idly
paying the check.
Which shows that cream puffs In
those days were enticing.
W U 11
PLANNING FLOWER GARDEN
REQUIRES CAREFUL STUDY
warpet Hcliilii't Pluns Are Only J-.tfeetivv When Certain KlnJt'
ot VollUFfv Are Used Hit »boa llerls Ars
lousiest of All to Millie.
\ very brilliant conibln tlon f '
ma«’«' ->y tllMng the center of a elrcu ¡
l.ir bed with ealllopalH, rich »«dlow
..ml m.iroott, «»ml surroumlliig It with
whit«» an i pale yellow phlox
The « enti list bel Ween the d irk, rich
y «-.low of the caillot ala and the softer
simile of I lie saute color In (he phlox
la chat mil g
color seems adv I sable
use pink phlox
beautifully with the sit' tiger tones uf
Thu I'-nier of it circular bed can bn
till« «1 with scarlet saliva, with lias
lurtiums as a Imrder The «-iintrust
bet w <'en l lie fiery scarlet and the rich
tones of yellow uttd orange ami sul
phur found lit th«1 latter plant. 1» ex
Cl edlllgly lovely, while the peagreen
foliage of the nasturtium affords Just
the right amount of that color to
bring into strong relief the blossoms
Such a lied any onu
of both plants
can make with very little trouble
A « harming hedge Is made by plant
tug H« arlot salvia In a row as a back
ground, then a row «if white i»ic«»tiaua.
with blue ageratum it« a border livre
we have the patriotic color» of uur
flag i -IT ih - i I k I v < *mil«iti**«l
Tim blue of tfte ngeratum and the
scarlet of the Hiilvin would prove a
rather violent contrast If plant<-«l next
■ .oil other, but separate«! by the w hit««
Of the tilcotiaua. their aggressiveness
is toned down tn nm Ii a manner us to
produce a pleasing effect
V beautiful hedge Is ma«le by using
zinnias In the back row, then calllop
sis w ith w lilt«* phlox uh a border
Ribbon beds can tie worked out
with good effect by lining different
«•«dors of the verbena In rows Such
tied» ar» most pleasing when near the
I iiuh «' or close to tile path. where they
.an lie look« «1 down upon
But In order to curry out such de
-IgUH with tills flower. It will be noces
sary to purchase plants of each
color from the Hot 1st. who grow s I them
Seedlings are nulle
sure to bring plants of all colors com
mon to the family, therefore are not
’ii tie «ii'petnl« <1 upon where It I h aliare
luti-ly in <« - try to have each « olor
in Its proper place
Thus«- who have o!«l plants of gora
ilium, which have lien kept over the
winter 111 ti e In u •• can utilize them
In the -uti.m -r b. planting them out
< )f course the effect w ill tie must
I leiv-lt g If tlie pink- and scarlets an«l
«-.m bo kept b> themselves
Try combining them with auch mi
' nuals us white phlox. yellow calllop-
1 sis, w tiltr e nleotlmia. or. In the case of
dnk sori ts. lavender ag'-ratum
If you I.ave odd planta of Madam
Sallerol geranium, hr« ak them apart
ulid use the cuttings so secured, for
border pii :| h '-« h
Each cutting will
tie ullliost HUte to take root
Put them In ti e ground where they
ire to grow, about eight Inc!
pinching tin- ho II firmly atiout the ban««
In six weeks'time, they w III
liave made n fair showing mill by
mldstimn er they will liave grown to-
the stronger tones.
gether In a most attractive row of
of harmony between them
This Is onu of our
era «an be plant*'«! In rows of green uni whit«-
lavender, w ith vry pie is be.-t edging plants
it.g results, provlde.1 the same klml is
used In each row
It Is not advisable to put axle
It bbon beds wouhl b«'« otne monol
lomdy tin’som*' If we were to con gren •• on trult trees In order to pre-
■«elves to them, tber*'f«>re It Is win rabbits and rodents from gnaw
A little grease might not
I" to have st.(nothing else fur Ing them
do any «Inm.ire, while too mu< li tolgi.t
Where th«* «-limate
Next to them the cir«iilar bed Is Injur«' th«- trees
I woulij not advise permits some green «-top, such ns
islest to m ike
too many colors.
oats, rye or w In- it. will tern pt
Have file center of one color, say rabbit s The trees «all also be pro
lavr ider. If a «'ers are used, then a tecled by wrapping them with old
row of pale pink, wi ll white In the newspapers, tlila boar'ls or w I re
This arrangement of colors run
r* »' 1
be . varied
to suit individual taste,
sweet alyssum or white candytuft
The mr.n w ho g. t « th«' I h st yield
Is use! as an edging, th«« effect Is of onta In our neighborhood Is th««
heightened, as these plants bring a one w ho how a, broadcast, eight or
mass of foliage an«! bloom down to nine pecks of good clean need or a
’he ground, and hide the tall »talks little more than h I x when ha drills
of the asters.
«11« I’ltl’N I’ III W»HI»>
IVrsomilly I am m t mm li of an
utlul' ei of v irpet ot ribbon heddlb".
or the "designs" which the enlhu.vl
astic amateur gardener freiucntly at
tempts, but Is p-e t.v sure to abandon
later in 111«' S' atvoii, because he dlacov
«■is tli.it ih'sgu« vvmk out uns.it ts
(aciorlly In annuals
IT.«» 'act is, .- u p. i li d ling plant*
ate only effective when c<-i lain kinds
of loll, ge plants uro used be ’suae
ONE LESSON IN GEOGRAPHY . I her can b" k> pi within t* elr proper
limits bv sheai Ing and pruning, while
Schoo’rvaster. Endeavoring to Aid Pu tlie annuals have too much "sprawl’'
pils. Gets Reply From Bright Boy
to be tractable ai:«l very few kind.'«
That Was Unexpected.
Rive a suftlclcut mass of bloom to
produce the desired effect
A schoolmaster was taking a class
We are likely to think tlwtboeouM
of boys In geography, the lesson be a plant l-.i« vellow. iml <>i b!'.n> fl ov
Ing tie Islands of the world
The era. that It will prove effective wher
boys were asked to give the mime of ever these colors are desired but »■'
any island which came to their minds ilise sight of th«' fact that the flow
but their knowledge had reached Its era will lie so few In number and su
limit, and th«' class ha«l com«' to a tar apart that there is seldom any
standstill so far as islands were cun soli«! color effect such as is necessary
in properly working out patterns
"Conte boys." sai«l the master "Is
Thia being the case, only tlie aim
there no one here who can give me pier dealglis ahoul I be attempted wit II
the name of another Island''"
annuals, au«l only such effects aimed
But no answer came from the class ■o, as can be produce«! by contrast In
"Now, then." si»!«! he "to help you which harmony plays an linisirtant
a little Supposing I were a piece of part.
land, and all around I pointing! was
Ribbon beds are easiest
What island should I repre make
V« rv pleasing otu
made with pink, pale y
The answer he expected of course. white phlox, planted tn
was. "The Isle of Man " But a bright darker colors are preferretl. the *•' ar
boy. very eager to answer said’
let and «rlmson can be used, alw.vyt
"Please, sir. the Scllly Islands
combining them with white to give
the necessary contrast mid relief
A Change of Mind.
use the soil. delicate colors
"I understand ” -a ! Mrs Oldcastle
that the Williamsons have decided
up-n a gothic facade for their new
"Have they"’’ replied her hostess
as sl-.e hung her $21 o'l«» tiara on the
"They must have changed
their minds then, since I was talkin'
to them They told me they was goln
'o have one of th«'se crock filters.”
Th» man who makes nis wife ger
up In the morning to start the fires
at last sav.-d enough money to buy
an automobile. One day while going
up a hill tl e machine stopped
"You'll have to get out an«l push,
Fannie.” he said, "because I've got to
stay here an«! guide it." Lippincott's
Contrary to Rule.
"So many of the visitors at the «ea
side resort where 1 w is staying were
complaining yesterday of that un
pleasant sinking feeling "
"Well. a .-Inking feeling ought not
to make much headway with a float
FULL OF BONES.
neo-l not feel
proud, you “Old flrave Yard ”
Second Fish This Is an Insult!
Why do you call me an "Old Grave
No Sympathy There,
"You have kept my nose to the
grindstone. Serepta. ,” spoke her h,IÄ.
band, nerving himself to nay some
thing at least, "for fifteen years!"
"I've done more than that. Volney.”
snapped Mrs. vir
Vlt-k u S«-nn; •• "I have
made you turn the grindstone."
Mr. Muskrat Look' There g'X’H
Billie Frog In an airship.
Mr. Jack Rabbit Yes, that flying
squirrel Is making a fortune renting
himself out for an aeroplane Judge.
PRUNING HOOK IS HOME-MADE
"Is It true your student lodger Is
"Well, I think he must bo.
The pain of scratches
sleeps all day. but at night he Is al-
comes readily to one s Imagination as
ways out." Fliegende Blatter.
he thinks of pruning the raspberry
bushes or other bush frultH, especially
where he has not. had good tools for
"You promised to keep me In hi»-
« «•rfortiilng the Job, says the Michigan
tirlous surroundings if I would marry
The work Is so miserable
'bat it. Is generally left undone The
"Well, you have a silk dress, haven’t
Illustrated pruning hook will help to
overcome many of the undesirable fea
tures connected with cleaning out. of
the hills on these frultH. The h<s>k
"Was Jimmy Jinks angry at the re is r.sed for cutting those canes that
can !>«• hooked, and for this purpose
the Inner edge of the hook I h made
•’Well, he did say he felt quite put
sharp, while the Hpud Is for ampu
tating such canes as happen to stand
to another that Is to be left or Is
A Prosaic Affair.
otherwise situated that th«> hook can
"Anything romantic about their
not be used. The spud cuts the cane
"Nothing whatever. She can cook, nearer the ground than can be done
with the hook. Both are, however,
and be has a Job ”
very necessary for a complete Imple
ment. Besides its use In cutting, the
"Where does nature publish her hook Is convenient In pulling the
pruned canes from among the stand
Ing ones Into the row where they can
"I suppose In corn magazines."
bu gathered and taken from the plan
vrf-the handle of n hurt handler! fork
and two old filer The filer are forg -d
to make the hook and spud ami rlv
eterl together as Hhown In the III iih
t rm Ion. The eml opposite the Hpud la
shaped to nt Into the handle where
It Is firmly encored In order to aland
tho strain net canary In the work tn
Armed with such a timi and
a good pair of gloves one can go
about the ranea, cut out the undealr
able ones ami get them out of the
way without suffering the hardHhlpn
encountered when endeavoring to do
the work with a Jack knife. The next
rainy day go to your own forge, every
farmer should have one, or If not pro
vided, 'o your blackHinlth and have n
Then, when the rainy
day la over and you can get Into the
berry natch, see how well the hook
does tho dreaded Job.
Destroy Peach Borers.
Peach borers are beat destroyed hy
digging them out. While It Is a slow
process there Is reully no other way.
When tin* digestive sys
tem needs toning and
strengthening take the
It does the work,
try <i bottle todoy.
Almost Incredible Age
Nlnou Turatavlloff. a peasant wom
an at Telov In the I'aucaeu* Is prob
sblr tbs oldest person In the world
Recently she celebrsted her onn bun
lre«l an I sixty fifth birthday Though
Iho Is now quite ln< apable of using h«*r
limbs, she Is still lu possession of her
luental fa. lilies
Before taking l.ydia li. Pinkham's
Natick, M.» i
"1 cannot oxpr«-«»
what I went through «luring the clu»nif«i
■ ( Iif«• In fur«' I ttnd
I y«iia L I'Hikham's
I r ge t a It 1 e • "III-
■oiinil. I was in sue!»
» iutvoiis condition
.1 i e t keep
itili. M y V II
i I III
culli. I I.,i«l
•fee ny sensati.>ns,
I coniti not alt « p
its 1 w as finally
««Il i»y two plivt-
. . ■ .■ I . >
'.ni a tumor. I rea«l
oru- «l.»y of tH. womlerfiil curva nimlo
by Ly «Ila E l’itiHliani's Veptab!«»
Coinpoiiml ami «1«■<i«!.-«i t«> tty il,
My lii-iglibors .« I lìt-mls «let’lare it
ha«! work««l a mirarle for me. l.ydi »
E. l'inkliani's V« g* t.»bh* <'oin|M>utid it
wortli ita wrfglit ili ’olii for woineti
rluring Ibis |>eri<HÌ of l.fe
If II will
fielp othvrs ?«u| II::»" pllblistl Iny
l.-tf* r ” Mr«. \ »ili»- B. Gli! AIDS,
51 ,\ .Matti Mrvvt, N.itit k, Mass.
The t'li It'.!'«' of I.Iff is the most criti
cal |H-r|od of a w.«man’s existence.
Wonu'ti «’verytv here h 1 ioii I«I retnemlter
that there is no <>th« r retnedy known
to in*'«ii<ine that will so HtK’ce - fully
carry women through this trvimf
|H'ri"d a* l.ytll i I . I'lnkham’s \ vgu.
If you vvouhl like spcclitl n<!v lea
pltoilt your «'il«e v« rite n toiihdcli-
tinl letter to Ales, Piukliitiu. at
Lynn. M iimm . Iler advh'u la lrcu*
uik I always helpful.
Writs’ f«»r ram'«
«m l lilrrnf nr«»
•nd printing M mi I ord«r< given i*r'»tnpf Mtt««t»th»ft
I orti.-ind »holo Supply Co
149 Third .Street
• re Ihr ..ifr»t aijtl mont f rlif blr eathnt tl< un<l
• v'.trtn cîr.invr The I»*"»»» remedy f«,r ìorpia
1,1 ve i, Hi litniMifTi • ml S < k 11' .i<l«» hr.
At OrugglntN* or by fiait. 25 Cent«
K uvt C hi - muai . it ».
P omi land . omi -U on
'T have a servant girl who Is capable
and good naturetl mid whom I wouldn't
willingly part with, but she troubles
me one way," said Mrs Clocklay to a
visitor. "Hhe Is a Finn and knows
but n few words of Rngllsh, so the ar
rival of anyour from a guest to a gro
cer boy Is heralded by bur footsteps
and the solemn words
“ 'Ono man.'
"It 1» laughable and vexing I havo
to go all the way downstairs to ascer
tain who It la I am thinking of hav
ing a series of mirrors put up to re
flect ths visitor's Irnaga upstairs. Or
perhaps I can Invent a conning tower
au«'h as submarines are equipped with.
"At any rate I shall never be able
to stand It until she learns enough
(Cnallah to tell who wants me.”
rtower (veeps its eresnrtess.
A common South African fluwar
possesr.es tbe valuable property of
keeping fresh for two months ur more
It la a whitu star uf
Bethlehem, producing a compact
spike ot flowers on a stiff, erect stalk
IS inches or two f<X't long The (low
ers are of a thin and papery tissue, all
white except the yellow anthers
can be sent over as a cut flower from
South Africa to England, and Uieu
Us la for weeks in water.