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About Beaver State herald. (Gresham and Montavilla, Multnomah Co., Or.) 190?-1914 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 12, 1914)
Cowboy« of tho Flying Heart ranch are
heartbroken over the ku of their much-
prixed phonograph by the defeat of their
champion In a foot-race with the cook of
the Centipede ranch. A house partv Is
on at the Flying Heart
Speed, cheer leader at Yale, and Culver
Covington. Inter-collegiate champion run-
■*f. *r» expected. Helen Blake, Speed*«
«weetheart become« Interested In the loss
of the phonograph. She suggests to Jean
Chapin, stater of the owner of the ranch
that she Induce Covington, her lover, to
win back the phonograph Helen declares
that If Covington won’t run. Speed will
The cowboys ar- hilarious over the pros
K<- Speed and hts valet. l.arry Glass.
Iner at Yale, arrive. Helen Blake asks
Speed, who has posed to her ns an ath
lete. to race against the Centipede man
The cowboys Join In the appeal to Wally,
and fearing that Helen will find him out.
ba consents. He Insists, however, that he
shall be entered as an unknown, figuring
that Covington will arrive In time to take
his place. Speed begins training under
During the ensuing pause Mrs. Reap
took occasion to call Speed aside.
"I have something to contribute to the
training-quarters if you will help me
bring It out.” said she.
The young man bowed. “Moat glad
“Well be back in a little while."
haperon announced to the oth-
nd a moment later, when she and
had reached the veranda of th«
, she paused.
I “I—I want to speak to you." she
tgan. hesitatingly. "It was just an
rally looked at her with concern,
ft was plain that she was deeply
"What is it?"
“I have been trying to get a word
alone with you ever since I heard
‘about this foot race " The young man
chilled with apprehension as Mrs
Reap turned her dark eyes upon him
•aarchingly. “Why do you want to
“To win back the cowboys' treas
My heart is touched," he de
clared. boldly. Mrs Reap smiled.
< “I believe the latter, but are you
sure you can win?"
“I didn't know you were a sprin
Speed shrugged his shoulders.
1 “Have you had experience?"
t “Oceans of it!”
Mrs Reap mused for a moment.
“Tell me.” said Bhe. finally, “at what
inter-collegiate game did you run
"I didn't run last; I ran first." It
■was Impossible to resent the boy’s
"Then at what game did you last
run? I hope I'm not too curious?"
“Oh no, not at all!” Speed stam
"Or. if it is easier, at what college
games did you first run?” Mrs Reap
was laughing openly now.
"Why the clear, riuging. rippling
laughter?" asked the young man, to
cover his confusion.
""Because I think it Is very funny.”
■"Oh. you do!” Speed took refuge be
hind an attitude of unbending dignity,
but the young widow would have none
“I know all about you,” said she.
“You are a very wonderful person, of
course; you are a delightful fellow at
a house-party, and a most suitable in
dividual generally, but you are not an
athlete, in spite of those beautiful
clothes in your trunk.”
“Who told you?”
■ “Culver Covington.”
“I didn't know you two were ac
Mrs Reap flushed. “He told me all
about you long ago You wear all the
athletic clothes, you know all the talk,
you have tried to make the team a
dozen times, but you are not even a
aubstitute. You are merely the Var
sity cheer leader. Culver calls you
“the head-yeller.’ ”
“ColumbtfS has discovered our con
tinent!” said Speed. "You are a very
wise chaperon, and you must have a
corking memory for names, but even
a head-yeller is better than a glee-club
quarter back." He nodded toward the
bunk-house, whence they had come. ■
"You haven't told anybody?”
"‘Yet,’” he quoted
Implied in that word disturbs me
Suppose you and I keep it for a little
secret? Secrets are very delightful
"Don't you consider your action de
“Not at all. My motto is 'We strive
to please.* ”
“Think of Helen.”
"That’s it; I can’t think of any
thing else! She’s mad about athletics,
and I had to do something to stand off
this weight-lifting tenor.”
"Is it any wonder a woman distrusts
every man she meets?” mused the
chaperon. "Helen might forgive you,
“Oh, it's not that bad. I know what
“You will cause these cowboys to
tone a lot more money.”
"Not at all. When Culver arrive*—■“
“Oh, that is what I want to talk
over with you." Mrs. Reap broke in.
“Then it isn’t about the foot race?
You are not angry?” Speed brightened
“I’m not exactly angry; I’m sur
prised and grieved. Of course. I can't
forgive deceit—I dare say I am more
particular than most people."
“But you won't tell?" Mrs. Reap in
dicated In some subtle manner that
she was not above making terms,
whereupon her companion declared,
wa/mly: "I'm yours for life! Ask
me for my watch, my right eye, any
thing! I'll give it to you!"
"1 assure you I sha'n’t ask anything
so important as that, but I shall ask
"Name it and It is yours!" Speed
wrung the hand she offered.
"And perhaps I can do more than
keep silent—although I don't see what
good it will do. Perhaps 1 can help
"Gracious lady, all I ask is that you
thrust out your foot and trip up
Berkeley Fresno whenever he starts
toward her. Put him out of the play,
and I shall be the happiest man tn
"Now, in what way can I serve
Mrs. Reap became embarrassed,
while the same shadowy trouble that
had been observed of late settled upon
“I simply hate to ask It," she said,
“but I suppose I must. There seems
to be no other way out of IL” Turn
ing to him suddenly, she said, in a
low, intense voice: "I—I’m in trou
ble, Mr. Speed, such dreadful trou
"Oh. I’m so sorry!” he answered
her, with genuine solicitude. "You
needn’t have made any conditions. 1
would have done anything I could for
“That’s very kind, for I don’t like
our air of conspiracy, but"—Mrs. Reap
was wringing her slender hands—"1
just can't tell the girls. You—you can
Speed allowed her time to grow
calm, when she continued:
"I—I am engaged to be married."
"Not at all," said the young widow,
wretchedly. “That is the awful part
of it. I am engaged to two men!” She
turned her brown eyes full upon him;
they were strained and tragic.
Speed felt himself impelled to laugh
immoderately, but Instead he ob
served, in a ton« to relieve her anx
“Nothing unusual in that; it has
been done before. Even I have been
prodigal with my affections. What can
I do to relieve the congestion?"
"Please don't make light of IL It
means so much to me. I—I’m in love
with Jack Chapin."
"Yes. When I came here I thought
I cared for somebody else. Why, I
wanted to come here just because I
knew that—that somebody else had
been Invited too, and we could be to
“And he couldn't come—"
“Wait! And then, when I got here,
I met Jack Chapin. That was less than
a week ago, and yet In that short time
I have learned that h« is the only
man I can ever love—the one man In
all the world.”
“And you can't accept because you
have a previous engagement 1 see!
Jove! It’s quit« dramatic. But I don't
“Mr. 8peed Goin' to Live Her«?" In
quired th« Foreman.
see why you are so excited? If the
other chap isn’t coming—"
“But be is! That is what makes it
so dreadful! If those two men should
meet”—Mrs. Reap burled her face in
her bands and shuddered—"ther«
would be a tragedy, they are both so
frightfully jealous.” Bhe began to
tremble, and 8peed laid a comforting
hand upon her shoulder.
"I think you must be exciting your
self unduly,” said he. “Jean’s other
friends didn’t come. There's nobody
due now but Culver Cov—"
“That's who It is!" Roberta raised
her pallid face as the young man fell
"Culver! Great Bcott! Why, h«’s
"Nothing! I—I—" Speed paused,
at an utter loss for words.
“You see, he'll discover the truth.
*'Do«a ho know you ar« her«?"
"No. I intended to surprise him. I
was jealous. 1 couldn't bear to think
of his being her« with other girls—
men are so deceitful! That*« why I
Ir r L ' •
consented to act as chaperon to Helen.
And now to think that 1 should have
met my fate in Jack Chapin!"
"I see. You want ma to break the
news to Culver."
“No! no!" Mrs. Reap was aghast.
“If he even suspected th« truth he'd
become a raging lion. Oh. I've been
quite distracted «ver since Jack left!”
F ig i-Trie ujMPtxTtD erre rute bru. OurriT
“Well, what am I to do? You must
have some part laid out for m«F*
Fig. 9 shows tho details of the ad
"I have. A desperate situation de AN EASILY-MADE ELECTRIC BELL
justment screw and a binding post
mands a desperate remedy. 1'vu lost
Cut II out of hard wood; tack the
all conscience. That's why I agreed to
The home-made electric bell shown ! strip of tlu. I), to its top and face,
protect you if you'd protect m«.”
In the Illustrations la wry simple in and nail II to the base block near the
construction, and is made of only such pivoted end of the armature, as shown
"Culver is your friend.”
materials as are easily obtained.
In Fig. 3. Tack the piece of tin. C, to
”W«'r« closer than a chord In G."
The working principle of an electric the base block under the end of 1». and
"Then you must wire him—"
bell is this: When the push biy ton 1s punch a hole through both C and D
pressed, the current from the bell bat for the screw-eye binding post to run
“—Not to come.”
"What!” J. Wallingford Speed start tery passes along the b««ll wire and through. Fold a small piece of tin In
through colls of wire mounted upon half, as shown In Fig. 10, for the sec
ed as if a wasp had stung him.
"You must wire him at once not to the bell base The»« coll« of wire are ond binding post, tack the lower por
come. I don't care what excuse you wound around cores of soft iron, and tion to the base block, and pierce a
when th« currant passes around and hoi« for a screw eye This binding post
give, but stop him. Stop him!”
Speed reached for a pillar; he felt around through the many turns of I may be fastened almost any place on
that th« porch was spinning slowly wire the cores become magnetized the block. Connect one of the upper
and together form a ' horseshoe mag ends of the magnet-coll wires to It.
beneath his feet
"Oh. see here, nowl I can't do that!" net.” This . magnet draws tho bell and connect tho upper end of the
“You promised!" cried Mrs. Reap, hammer arm, or "armature." towards other coll wire to tho screw which
fiercely. "I have tried to think of it Then, the Instant that the arm« holds the armatur« to block A.
Mount th« bell from a broken alarm
something to tell him. but I'm too ture la pulled away from the little ad
justment screw that presses against clock upon a tin stilt made as shown
"Yes. but—but I—want him here— it. the electrical connection la broken, in Fig. II, using a long enough screw
for this foot-rac«.” Wally swallowed the horse-shoe magnet loses Its mag to extend well Into the base block.
netic influence, and the armature The armature must not strike the bolt
"Foot-race!” stormed the widow. In iprlngs back to Its former position heads, because just enough magne
dignantly. "Would you allow an lnstg »gainst the adjustment screw. This tism Is likely to remain in them, after
nifleant thing like a foot-rac« to wreck "closes the circuit;" then the current the electrical contact has been broken,
a human life? Two human liras? flows through the magnet coll* again, to hold the armature fast. Place the
»nd the armature 1« drawn away from bell In such a position that the ham
screw as before.
mer end of the armature cannot bo
"Can’t you—wire him?”
The horse-shoe magnet Is the first drawn closer than 1-16 Inch to the
Mrs. Reap stamped her foot "If he
dreamed I was here he would hire a portion of the bell to make. Get two bolt head.
A splendid home-made push-button
special train. No! It must come from ^-lnch or 5-16 Inch carriage bolts 2*4
Inches long for the Iron cores, and H can be made with a shoe-polish can
you. You are bls best friend.”
“What can I say?” demanded the pound of ordinary Insulated electrical <Flg. 1J|. Cut a block %-lnch thick
bell wire. Also buy four H Inch bolt and of the inside diameter of the can.
bewildered Speed, unhappily,
"I don't care what you say, I don't washers for the ends of the magnets. 1 and to it screw the tin contact plates
care what you do—only do something, Slip two washers upon each bolt, and E and F (Figs. 13 and 14). Use a
and do it quickly before he has time zerew the nut onto the end. tempo- I brass rug tack for a button. File off
to leave Chicago." Then sensing the rarlly. Before starting to wind the Its end short, and drop enough seal
hesitation In her companion's face: wire upon the bolts, slip four or five ; ing wax or solder on the remaining
"Or perhaps you prefer to have Helen Inches of the end through the bole of end to keep the tack from slipping out
know the deceit you hav« practiced the washer on the nut end of tho bolt; out of the hole.
You can operate your bell with a
upon her? And I fancy these cowboys then carefully wind the wire around
would resent the joke, don't you? the bolt between that washer and the home-made salammoniac battery. Use
What do you think would happen if pne at the bolt-head end Wind back a Mason fruit jar to hold the solution.
they discovered their champion to be
merely a cheer leader with a trunkful
of new clothes, who can't do a sin
gle out-door sport—not one?"
"Walt!" Speed mopped bls brow
wttb a red-and-blue silk handkerchief.
"I’ll do my best.”
"Then I shall do my part" And
Mrs. Reap, who could not bear decep
tion. turned and went indoors while J.
Wallingford Speed, a prey to sundry
misgivings, stumbled down the steps.
his bead in a whirl.
END STOMACH TROUBLE,
GABES OR DYSPEPSIA
"Psps’s Dl«psp«ln" mali«« Sick. Sour,
Gassy Stomachs suroly f««l fin«
In flva mlr^t««.
If what you just ate Is souring on
your stomach or Iles Ilk« a lump of
lend, refining to digest, or you belch
gas. and eructate sour, undigested
food, or have a fevllug of dlzalnaM,
heartburn, fullness, nausea, bud tint«
in mouth nnd atomnch headache, you
can got blessed relief In five minutes.
Pul an end to stomach trouble forever
by getting a large flfty-cent case of
Papo'a Dlupepsln from any drug store.
You realise In five minutes how need
less It la to suffer from Indigestion,
dyspepsia or any stomach disorder,
ft's the quickest, surest stomach doc
tor lu tho world. Il's wonderful.
' What do you think about wigs?"
“That sometimes they are a costly
luxury and sometimes a bald neces
a < »res Whit» Yo» Walk.
Allen's Foot Kaes I» a certain eure tor hot.
■wont I ng. val lu», and ««rollan, sonine lo»l. Hold
by all Druggl-t». Price the. Peti t m <« i , t Buy
•ttb.Ultil«'. Trial r>a<kage rtikg. Addrsá
AU.ua Olmsted. u'kor.lTY.
Now York's first elevated railroad
was built In Greenwich street In 1X57
and was operated by a cable which
ran underground and over the struc
ture upon spider wheels.
At least 225.000 women and girls
work In manufacturing establishments
In Pennsylvania, 25,000 being under 14
years of age.
by the daily use of
BACKID BY A 60
Rf ( ORD
Canada la nearly 30 times as largo
«S Great Britain and Ireland, the total
area of the dominion being only 237,-
000 square miles leas than the whol«
continent of Europe.
Rtudents working their way through
Princeton university earned more than
$20,000 during the academic year end
ing last June
ERRELEY FRESNO was de
voting himself to
"What do you think of
our decorations?" she In
"They are more or lees
athletic," he declared, "Was
It Mr. Speed's idea?”
“Yes. He wanted training quarters.”
"It’s a joke. Isn’t it?"
“I don't think so. Mr. Fresno, why
do you dislike Mr. Speed?”
Fresno bent a warm glance upon the
questioner. "Don't you know?"
Helen shook her head with bland
“Then you do dislike
"No, Indeed! I like him—he makes
Helen bridled loyally
"Did you see those medals he wore
yesterday?" the young man queried.
"Of course, and I thought them
"How were they Inscribed? He
wouldn't let me examine them."
"Naturally. If I had trophies like
that I would guard them too."
Fresno nodded, musingly. "I gave
"Oh, are you an athlete?"
"No, but I timed a foot-race i once.
They gave me a beautiful nearly-
bronze emblem so that I could get In
to the Infield ”
"And did you win?”
"No! no! I didn’t run! Don’t you
understand? I was an official." Fresno
was vexed at the girl's lack of percep
tion. 'I'm not an athlete, Miss Blake,
I’m just <>• ordinary sort of chap.” He
led her to a seat, while Jean enlisted
the aid of Larry Glass and completed
the finishing touches to the decora-
tlons. "Athletics don’t do a fellow any
good after he leaves college. I’m go
ing into business this fall. Have you
ever been to California?” Miss Blake
admitted that she had never been so
far, and Fresno launched himself upon
a glowing description of his native
state; but before he could shape the
conversation to a point where his
hearer might perchance express a de
sire to see its wonders. Still Bill Sto
ver thrust his head cautiously through
the door to the bunk-house, and al
lowed an admiring eye to rove over
"Looks like a bazaar!” he exclaimed.
"What the idea?”
"Trainin’ quariers,” said Glass.
"Mr. Speed goln’ to live here?" in
qulred the foreman, bringing the re-
malnder of his lanky body into view,
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
50 Cent Bottle (32 Doses)
Io the starting point, then to the bolt
head end again, and so on back and
forth until the height of the washers
has been reached. Wind an even
number of layers on the bolts, so the
upper end of the wire can be brought
aut through the washer at the nut
end. Fig 3 shows the core with the
coil completed. If you now connect
both ends of the coll wire to a battery,
as a test, you will find that the bolt
has become an “electro magnet." The
two electro-magnets connected at one
end with a metal “yoke” form the
One end of a
horse-shoe magnet attracts and the
other repels, and in order to make one
i "positive” and the other a “nega
tive pole” the winding of the colls
must be done in opposite directions—
that is, the winding on one must be
lone clockwise, and that on the other
Make the yoke out of a strip of tin
I inch wide and 3 Inches long, and
with a nail punch holes through It 2
Inches on centers, large enough for
the magnet bolts to stick through
(Fig. 4). Connect the lower ends of
the wire of the two colls together,
then screw down the nuts tight
against the yokes.
Figs. 5 and 6
ihow how the horse-shoe magnet is
fastened to the bell base by a wooden
Details of the armature are shown
In Figs. 7 and ». It is made of tin
cut from a tomato can, and tho ham
mer from a broken alarm clock. Cut
the piece of tin 5 Inches long and 1 Vi
Inches wide, over all, with a 1 inch
tab on the hammer end and a %-inch
tab on the opposite end, as shown.
Fold the sides of tho piece over onto
the middle portion (Fig. 8), and then
fold the sides of the hammer end
□ver the hammer wire and pound it
down until it holds the wire securely.
Punch a hole through the opposite end
of the armature large enough for a
small screw, and screw it at this point
to a small block of wood (A, Fig. 8).
Then fasten block A to the base block
In the position shown in Fig. 2, with
the armature exactly parallel to the
magnet heads and about 3-16 inch
away from them.
and a zinc pencil, and a carbon from
a worn-out dry battery, for the sine
and carbon elements.
After connecting the battery, push
button snd bell, you will have to ad
just the contact screw to the point at
which the armature vibrates the
steadiest and strongest.
(Copyright, by A. Neely Hall.)
London’s Best Donkey.
Bill has just been declared tho best
donkey of the year In London, at the
People’s Palace, In the East end, when
he had to compete against 250 other
donkeys. His master is a butcher in
Walworth. Bill was declared to be
all that a donkey should be—well
groomed, carefully "manicured” as to
his hoofs, and his inclination to cor
pulency was accounted in his favor
rather than against him. At once ho
secured the cup, a silver medal, a set
of harness (given by Our Dumb
Friends league, which organized tho
show) and a silver watch presented
by Lady Shaftesbury. Bill, It was de
clared, has little, If any, of the ob-
stinato characteristics of his species.
He "shakes hand«,” is very sociable,
walks into his master's dining-room,
takes lumps of sugar from the table,
and (if nobody is looking) will appro
prlate a joint of meat or any other
small Item of that sort which may be
left unprotected. In addition it may
be added he only cost his master $20,
harness and all.
Just tiscaii»« you start th» dny wor
ried and tired, «tiff legs and arms and
muscles, an aching head, burning and
bearing down trains In th« back—worn
out before the day begin«, do not think
you have to stay In that condition
lie strong, well and vigorous, with no
more pain from «tiff joint«, «ore mur.-
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or kidney dlaeuae.
For any form of bladder trouble or
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Thoae sufferers who are In ami out of
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the William« Treatment
conquers kidney nnd bladder diseases,
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no matter how chronic or stubborn. If
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Incurring any obligations.
only to an address.
But No Elephants.
A woman living in an aristocratic
section a mile and a half from her
grocer went to the phone.
“This you, central? Four, five, four,
“This you, Mr. M? Please charge
and send 10 cents’ worth of animal
crackers, nnd pick out the elephants
ns the baby is afraid of them.”—New
Worm« evpetled promptly from Ik« human
Kitem with Dr. Peery’» Vermifuge "Dead
The earliest use of the word "strike”
In the sense of stopping work, occurs
In tho London Chronicle for Septem
Most Prosperous Township.
Cullman, Alabama, claims to be tho ber, 1765, In connection with a coal
most prosperous township in the world.
It Is said that every man in the town
To tho department of public Instruc
who is the head of a family has a tion and fine arts of Spain has been
clear title deed of ownership to his allotted $63,000 for use toward estab
home, and every one of them has a lishing and Improving workshops of
banking account. Co-operative farm- the country's industrial schools.
Ing is practiced in the country.
Australia hns nearly 300,000 acres of
A Labor Tragedy.
"Jim had to pay a fine to the union
when the strike was on."
“What was the matter?"
Syr»». Tula* Oood. U m
“A walking delegate happened to
In time. Bold by Drurtlits.
visit his bouse and found hie wife's
jam n rinriik^!l.«.!U
preserves were working.”