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About Beaver State herald. (Gresham and Montavilla, Multnomah Co., Or.) 190?-1914 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 26, 1912)
The »tery open« on Long Island, near
W«w York city, where Miss Emily
Ffrench. a relative ot Ethan FTrench,
manufacturer of the celebrated "Mer
cury“ automobile, lose« her way. The
ear ha« «topped and her cousin. Dick
Ffrench. 1« too muddled with drink to
direct It aright They meet another car
which la run by a professional racer
named Lestrange. The latter Axes up
the Ffrench car and directs Miss Ffrench
FTrench has disinherited hl« «on, wo
He Inform» Ern'ly
plainly that he would like to have her
Marry Di k. who Is a good-natured but
Ir responsible fellow. It appears that a
partner of Ethan Ffrench wanting an ex
pert to race with the “Mercury" at auto
•vents, has engeged Lestrange. and at
the Ffrench factory Emily encounters the
rounr man. They refer pleasantly to
their meeting when Dick come« «long «nd
recognizes the young racer. Dick likes
the way lestrange Ignore« thetr first
meeting when he appeared to a disad
vantage. Lestrange tells Emily that he
W1U try to educate her Indifferent cousin
as an automobile expert
take« hl« business schooling under the
tutelage of Lestrange. Dick Is sheer grit.
-"O In making a teat race meet« with
an accident. Lestrange meet» Emily In
foe moonlit garden of the Ffrench horns.
Lestrange hesitated, himself trou
Vied Her soft loveliness In the dell-
eats light that left her eyes unread
able depths of shadow, her timidity
and anxiety for h'.s safety, were from
their very unconsciousness most dan
geroua. And while be grasped at self-
control. she came still nearer to the
head of the steps and held out her
•mall fair hand, mistaking his silanes
“Good night; and I thank you for
1 am not used to to much
Her accents were unsure when she
would have made them most certain,
with her movement the handkerchief
Cell from her girdle to his feet Me
chanically Lestrange recovered the bit
at linen, and felt It lie wet tn bls
• “Emily!" he cried abruptly, and
«prang the brief step between them
Her white, terrified face turned to !
him tn the moonlight, but he saw her
•yes. And seeing, he kissed her.
The moment left no time for
•peech. Some one was coming down
the drawing-room toward the long
windows. Dick's Impatient whistle
•ounded shrilly from the park. Pant
ing. quivering. Emily drew from the
embrace and fled within.
She had no doubt of Lestrange, no
question of his serious meaning—he
had that force of sincerity which
made his silence more convincing
than the protestations of others. But
•lone tn her room she laid her cheek
«gainst the hand his had touched.
“I wish I had died in the convent,”
■he cried to her heart. "I wish I had
filed before I made him unhappy too.”
Morning found a pale and languid
Emily across the breakfast table from
Mr. Ffrench. Yet, by a contradiction
of the heart, her pride tn loving and
being loved so overbore the knowl
edge that only sorrow could result to
berself and Lestrange. that her eyes
•hone wide and lustrous and her lips
Mr. Ffrench was almost in high spir
"The boy was merely developing,"
tie stated, over his grape-fruit. "I
have been unjust to Richard. For two
months Bailey has been talking of his
interest In the business and atten
dance at the factory, but I was in
credulous. Although I fancied I ob
nerved a change—have you observed
• change in him, Emily?"
“Tee." Emily confirmed, "a very
great change. He has grown up, at
"Ah? I cannot express to you how
it gratifies me to have a Ffrench rep
resenting me in public; have you seen
the morning journals?"
"I have just come down-stairs."
He picked up the newspaper be
side him and passed across the folded
“All in readiness for Beach Con
test." the head lines ran. "Last big
driver to arrive, Lestrange is in Mer
cury camp with R. Ffrench. represent
tali ve of Company."
And there was a blurred picture of
■ speeding car with driver and mech
anician masked to goblinesque non
Identity, with the legend underneath:
"•Darling’ Lestrange, in his Mercury
on the Georgia course.”
"Next year I shall make him part
owner. It was always my poor broth
er’s desire to have the future name
•till Ffrench and Ffrench. He was
not thinking of Richard then; he had
Emily lifted her gaze from th« pic
ture. recalled to attention by the
“Of?" she echoed vaguely.
“Of one who la unworthy thought
Richard has redeemed our family from
extinction; that is at rest" He
paused for an Instant. “My dear child,
when you are married and established.
I shall, be content."
Her breathing quickened, her cour
age rose to the call of the moment
“If Dick is here. If he Is instead of
a substitute." she said, carefully quiet
tn manner, “would it matter, since I
am only a girl, whom I married. Uncle
The recollection of that evening
when Emily had given her promise of
aid. stirred under Mr Ffrench's self-
absorbltton. He looked across the ta
ble at her colorless, eager face with
perhaps his first thought of what that
promise might have cost her.
"No," he replied kindly. “It Is part
of my satisfaction that you are set
f.ee to cllow your own choice, with
out thought of utility or fortune. Of
course, I need not «ay provided the
man is of your own class and asso
ciations. We will fear no more low
She had known It before, but It was
bard to bear the sentence embodied tn
words. Emily folded her hands over
the paper In her lap and the pleas
ant breakfast room darkened before
her. Mr. Ffrench continued speaklug
of Dick, unheard.
When the long meal was ended and
Eer uncle withdrew to meet Bailey in
the library, Emily escaped outdoors
There was a quaint summer house
part way down the park, an ancient
white pavilion standing beside the
brook that gurgled by on its way to
the Hudson, where the young girl
often passed her hours. She went
there now, carrying her little work
basket and the newspaper containing
the picture of Lestrange.
“I will save it." was her thought.
"Perhaps I may find better ones—this
does not show his face—but I will
have this now. It may be a long time
before I see him."
But she sat with the embroidery
scissors In her hand, nevertheless,
without cutting the reprint Lestrange
would return to the factory, she never
doubted, and all would continue as be
fore, except that she must not see
him. He would understand that It was
not possible for anything else to hap
pen. at least for many years. Perhaps,
after Dick was married—
The green and gold beauty of the
morning hurt her with the memory
of that other sunny morning, when he
had so easily taken from her the task
she hated and strove to bear. And he
had succeeded, how he had succeeded!
Who else in the world could have so
transformed Dick? Leaning on the '
table, her round chin in her palm as
she gaxed down at the paper In her
lap. her fancy slipped back to that
night on the Long Island road, when
she had first seen his serene genius
for setting all things right. How like
him that elimination of Dick, instead
of a romantic and impracticable at
tempt to escort her himself.
A bush crackled stiffly at some one’s
passage; a shadow fell across her.
"Caught!” laughed Lestrange's glad,
exultant voice. "Since you look at the
portrait, how shall the original fear
to present himself?
See. I can
match.” He held out a card burned at
the corners and streaked with dull
red. "The first time I saw your writ
ing, and found my own name there."
Amazed. Emily sat up, and met in
his glowing face all incarnate joy of
life and youth.
"Oh!” she gasped piteously.
"You are surprised that I am here?
My dear, my dear, after last night did
you think I could be anywhere else?"
"I know that track too well to need
much practice, and I had the machine
out at dawn. My partner Is busy prac
ticing this morning, and I'll be back in
a couple of hours. I was afraid,” the
gray eyes were so gentle in their bril
liancy. "I was afraid you might worry,
8ereneiy he assumed possession of
her, and the assumption was very
sweet. He had not touched her, yet
Her Accents Were Unsure When She
Would Have Made Them Most Certain.
Emily bad the sensation of brutally
thrusting him away when she spoke:
"How could I do anything else,"
she asked with desolation, “since we
must never meet each other any
more? Only, you will not go far away
—you will stay where I can sometimes
see you as we pass? I—I think 1
could not bear it to have you go
The scissors clinked sharply to the
floor as she held out he- white hands
tn deprecation of bls cry; the team
rushed to her eyes.
"You know, you know! I am not
free; I am Emily Ffrench. I cannot
fall my and« and grieve him as bls
■on did Oh. I will never marry any
one els«, and we will hear of each
other; I can read in the papers and
Dick will tell me ot you. It will be
something to be so close, down there
and up here."
“You are not angry? You will not
be angry? You kuow 1 can do noth
ing else; please say you know."
He came nearer and took both cold
little hands in hl« clasp, bending to
her the shining gravity ot hlH regard.
"Do you think me such a selfish ani
mal. my dear, that I would hate kissed
you when I could not claim you?” be
asked. “Did you think I could forget
you were Etuliy Ffrench, even by
Her fair bead fell back, her dark
eye« questioned his.
“1 mean that even your uncle can
not deny my Inherited quality of gen
tleman. I am no millionaire Incognito.
I have driven racing cars and managed
this factory to earn my living, having
no other dependence than upon my
self. but my blood 1« as old as yours,
little girl. If that means anything."
“Not to me.” she cried, looking up
Into his eyes. "Not to me, but to him.
I cared for you—"
He drew her toward him. unresist
ing. their gate still on each other. As
♦ THE •’*
OLD STYLE ROAD IN PENNSYLVANIA
HARO TIMES IN JAPAN.
The semi-official Japan Times gives
a pitiful account of the miseries
throughout the country cuused by the
Increased cost ot commodities. Masses
of people, always ou the border line
of starvation, have been forced over
the line by the elasticity of prices
and the rigidity of pay. "Tho labor
ing men cannot support their families
with the scanty wuges they got. Tho
little storekeeper« find it impossible
to balance their ledger« with the cred
it ahead of the debit, and are uni
versally discouraged by dull business.
At homes their wives need money and
their children are simply crying aloud
and miserable husbands go out in the
morning to search for work, and mauy
of them never return again at night.”
The results are similar to those in
other countries. Crime has vastly In
creased; so has suicide; and the conn
try la rent by labor quarrels and
strikes. In the arsenals alone there
are 20,000 men clamoring for increased
| DIRT ROADS ON THE PRAIRIE
! Chief Assistant In Information De
partment at Washington Says
First Cut Down th« Mill«.
We have had a great deal to «ay In
’ the Inst twenty year« on the read quee-
j tlon. We have believed that, «peak
ing generally, in the prairie country
' we «hall have to be satisfied with dirt
road«, having macadam or other hard
| roads wherever the material 1« avail
able. which 1« only here and there. We
have maintained that a very good road
for most of tho year could be made
from dirt, provided the road b<-d had
lost Its vegetable matter In the course
STATE HELP FOR ROAD WORK of travel, provided it »»■ properly
drained, graded and maintained by the
Wisconsin Highway Commission Rs- UM of the road drag, and provided the
calve Report« That Larg« Incrsass I culverts and bridges are of concrete
In Fund Has Been Voted.
I or tron and the grades reduced to the
There Is no doubt thnt Into the
Full report« have been received by
It affords us some gratification to
poems went the most of Meredith's the Wisconsin highway commission
know that Mr. M O. Eldridge, the
"message"— and, however wo dislike of the money voted for state aid. road
chief assistant In the Information de
the word, Meredith most emphatically and brtdgo construction tn 1913. There
partment of the roads division of the
had a message. There la little In the are 1,196 town« In Wisconsin, of which
department of agriculture, nt Wash
novels to compare with tho down 865 voted for state aid road construc
ington. who Is now Investigating the
right doctrine of the poems; it is in tion on 1.267 different pieces of road,
roads In low», full endorses all these
them that his words have most con
asking for state aid to the total propositions, says Wallace's Far
spicuously tho zeal of the man who
from the first, there was no shyness .lare not cease from believing that the amount of 8757.273. Two hundrod and mer. He Is apparently ns firm a be
between them, but the strange, ex- | labors of his brain are meant for th« five tow^pa voted for the construction liever in tho dirt road properly man
quis.fi? understanding now made per | good of his kind. One may assume I of 337 bridge«, a total amount ot aged as he would be If bn had been
I that the pregnant and earnest teach »107.754, which call« for »..3,877 state brought up on a drag
In an Interview Mr Eldridge says
“I was right to come to you." be i Ing which Meredith packed (some- I aid. In al). 883 different town« In 68
declared, after a time. "Right to fear | what tightly packed) Into his poetry 1 counties voted for state aid. a total thnt he regards the first thing to do la
that you were troubled, conscientious Is pretty well known to the cultivated amount of »865.027, calling for th» to cut down tha hills, and remarks
that Iowa has morn steep hills than
lady. But I must go back, or there nowadays. Be strong* Is his favorite I sum of »811,150 in state aid.
These figures show a very large In Hwltxerland This la no doubt due to
will be a fine disturbance at the »ord; whatever other virtues may be
Beach. And I have shattered my oth desirable, the prlmo necessity for a 1 crease, both In number of towns vot our habit of laying out roads on sec
er plana to insignificant fragments, or man. if he is to profit by life, and still I Ing and amounts voted, over last year tion lines Thia reminds us of our ex
you have If I did not forget by moon more If life Is to profit by him. Is i Last year 511 towns voted a total of perience tn New York and Pennsyl
light that you were Emily Ftrcncb, 1 strength—spiritual strength And It »422,200 for roads, and 125 towns vol vania. From Ithaca to Harrisburg we
certainly forgot everything else."
Is from Mother Earth man Is to draw ed »55,100 for bridges, tn all. 632 were never outside of the mountain
She looked up at him, her softly- his strength; from wholehearted and towns in 65 counties calling for »452. section, and yet on that whole trip we
did not cross as many sleep hills ns
tinted face bright as his own, her yel loving acceptance of earth.—Lascelles SOO state nld tn 1913
The state highway fund for 1913 will bo found in going from Des
low hair rumpled Into flossy tendrils Abercrombie
work Is »350.000, to which Is added in Moines to Winterset. or across nny of
under the black ribbon binding It.
accordance with law, onequarter of the counties In the southwestern part
“Everything else?” she echoed. "Is
COUNTRY GIRL'S CHARM.
tha net proceeds from the automobile of Iowa The roads there are not laid
there anything else but this?"
license of »5 p.-r car, amounting to out on section lines, but take the beat
"Nothing that counts, to me. You
Every girl has her own particular about »28,000
This total «urn of grades. In Pennsylvania, where the
for my own, and this good world to charm, but certainly the country girl
I »378.000 is »433,150 less than the full same custom prevails, we used to
live in—I stand bareheaded before it possesses some extra specially be
amount of state aid requested Some think they were determined by the
all. But yet. I told you» once that 1 ' gulling ones.
I few counties will get th» full state aid springs
The cows who roamed the
had a purpose to accomplish; a pur
To begin with, she Is so much requested, ns the votes of the towns
woods made paths to the spring, and.
pose now very near completion. In a ! younger than her town slater—for all
were light, but about 60 of tho coun being excellent engineers, they chose
few months I meant to leave Ffrencb- that the years may declare different
ties will get less than they asked for, tho best grades
Tho houses were
ly. So Infinitely fresher In mind, ns
many of them getting less than one built at the springs The roads fol
Emily gave a faint cry.
she Is rosier In complexion and
fifth of tho amount requested.
lowed tho cow paths to the bouses;
“Yes, for my work would have been brighter of eyes. Amusements that
It Is hoped that some method will bo and hence good grades, no matter how
done. Then I fell in love and upset have ceased to be amusements to the
devised whereby tho state may give far around they hnd to go
everything. When I tell Mr. Ffrench town dweller fill her with keenest en
each town what It expected to receive dridge believes that no road should
that I want you, I will have to leave joyment. Perhaps it Is in delicious
when It made Its appropriation, says have more than a five per cent grade.
and frankly displayed joy of life that the Wisconsin Agriculturist.
Tho One great difficulty In the hilly parta
the country girl most excels.
"Why? You said—"
growth of the movement for better of Illinois. Iowa. Missouri and adjoin
Her tongue may be less ready, her
"How brave are you, Emily?" he
roads In Wisconsin has been so rapid ing states la that tho roads have been
asked. “I said your uncle could not general appearance lees smart than It that legislation has not kept pace with
laid out on section lines, and the
question my name or birth, but I did she had grown among brick walls and It. In 1907 permanent road construe
bouses built with reference to the
not say he would want to give you to shop windows, but the country girl's lion was practically nothing; In 1913,
roads. We very much f«-ar that they
me. Nor will he; unless I am mis bright face takes all hearts by storm If the state could pay its full share, it
will remain there for all time, as the
taken. Are you going to be brave
would be fully »2.642.000
There has expense in cutting down the hills
enough to come to me, knowing he Inevitable result of country neighbor never been in tho United Blates a
would bo terrific.
has no right to complain, since you llness makes friends for her wherever movement for better roads so state
Mr. Eldrldgo further says: "When
and I together have given him Dick?" she goes.
wide. or so generally popular and the once a road is made, it Is essential
"He does not know you; bow can
result« so far secured under the state that It should be dragged after every
you tell he does not like you?” she
aid road law promise well for tha fu rain of consequence The only way to
ture development of the roads of Wis do this satisfactorily la to have a su
Israel Greenberg, seven years old consin
"Do you think he likes ’Darling’ I>w
pervisor for each township or county,
wns playing on the string piece of
strange of the race course?"
whose duty it la to get out men with
The sudden keen demand discon pier 21. East river, New York, when
No man should have more
he tripped and fell Into the water. A
than three miles of road to take care
"I bear a little down there," he woman who saw him fall ran for help,
of. After each storm, then, tho super
added. "I have not been fortunate and the first person Bhe met was a Farmer Who Bought Machine Imme visor can call upon tho men to get to
with your kinsman. No, it is for you
work at the right time. Tho man In
ments on Nearby Highways.
to say whether Ethan Ffrench’s unjust one of the New Haven boats.
charge must know when the time
caprice is a bar between us. To me man dropped his valise, ran to the
cornea to do tho dragging." On this
(By M A. COVERDELL.)
spot, and dived into the water. Ho
it la none.”
Some months ago ono of our neigh wo remark that tho county Is too large
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
a district. There Is frequently a two-
managed to get him aboard a sand bora purchased a good, substantial Inch rain in one part of tho county,
barge. Patrolman Meyers found the
The Very Best Make.
which would necessitate Immediate
In the course of an after-dinner man and the boy on the barge, and drew an oak saw log to the mill and dragging, and a more sprinkle over
speech in praise of woman, Samuel
tho rent of It, nnd there In never any ,
Untermyer, the New York lawyer, want my name." said the man. "That drags, the timbers being 11 foot In good done by dragging a dry road.
Isn't necessary. Jurt show me a length, one foot wide and three Inches
said in Pittsburg:
Mr. Eldridge next answer» the ques
"A commercial traveler remarked place where I can change my clothes thick.
tion an to what kind of a road could
the other day to a storekeeper:
he made under this system, an fol
“ 'Make yourself a Christmas pres called an ambulance, and the boy wns faced with pieces of Iron four Inches lows: "With the right kind of work,
ent of a cash register. It will keep removed to the Hudson Street hos wide and three eighths of an inch a solid roadbed can be mado from the
strict and accurate account of all you pita). Then Meyers led the rescuer to thick.
soil In this state. It should be round
After constructing this most effec
receive and all you disburse. It will a seaman's lodginghouse.
ed, and traffic should be In the center
tive implement for road making our
show what you save and what you
and not ono road on each aldo of a
squander, what in you spend foolish
LIGHT LIKE THAT OF DAY.
ride, that will soak up the water."
ly and what you spend wisely, where
He then adds: “Good roads will
you should spread out and where you
Patents have just been taken out In
coma whan tho farmer realize» the
should retrench, what you waste and Berlin for using marble Instead of road), and how he does improve every benefits that will accrue to his land
how you waste It—’
glass In lamps, which has the effect highway he traverses.
from having them. With good roads
He makes frequent trips with his
" ‘But,’ said the storekeeper, 'I’ve of making the illumination scarcely
tho farmer can raise products that will
already got a cash register which does distinguishable from daylight. Innu
pay better profits than those ho now
all that and more.’
merable experiments have been made already good effect of his owning an raises. It costs more now to transport
" ’Whose make Is it?’ asked the with tinted and patterned types of
grain from a farm nine miles from a
glass with the idea of producing this on our roads, far and near.
railroad than it docs to transport the
" 'God's make,’ the storekeeper re effect, but all have been failures. As
Rami' grain from Now York to Liver
Hints for Pear Growing.
plied; and with a smile at once rev a last recourse a sheet of white mar
pool." All of which is undoubtedly
erent and grateful be nodded toward ble was planed down until It was
The pear tree grows best and yields true.
his handsome wife seated In the cash semi transparent, and then different the most fruit when planted upon land
Intensities of light were shown from modorstely moist, and yet not cold.
Agricultural Wealth. ■
behind. Tho result was exactly what To insure this condition there is noth
Official estimates of tho department
After a girl has waited several so many hundreds of experiments had ing better than a side hill location, of agriculture are that the total of
years for a young man to come along failed to produce.
though one more level may do well if
Developing this discovery the pat underdrained, and then It is better for agricultural wealth to be produced In
and marry her because she does the
the United Rtates this year, Including
housework, she puts a pulf In her entees have fitted lights to the cor receiving a wash of sand from the
tho crops, stock raising and dairying,
hair, gets a peekaboo waist and fishes
lands above it, which help« to warm
will be »9,000.000,000. a half billion
It Is difficult to prove that it Is arti U up.
just like the others.
dollars more than laat year.