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FALLS CITY. OREGON. SATURDAY. JANUARY 31. 1914
Leas than five minutes afterward
lowed her, and Iiardiman contin tho professor came in aud sat down
ued his way in a tumult of chaotic in the pew opposite, lie had been
reflections. Ha reached hia hotel waiting outside half the morning,
in a stata of miud that waa quite unobserved, but alert. After service
impossible. The vary first look into Belinda gave him s fleeting smile
the girl’s face had thrilled him ' of recognition and for some reason
startlingly. The accidental contact that was new to her turned and
of her delicate form againat his bad hurried home as fast ss her pretty
finished the job. He told hiinaelf patent leather covered feet could
that it was a case of love at flret carry her.
i By NGLlje CKAVEY (ULLMHE ¡ sight. Bo much for tho explosion j
When achool opened the follow
of his lifelong theories! Then a per ing day the first person she en
fect regiment of doubts sm! fears countered on entering the faculty
Belinda's introduction to the uew assailed him. I’erliapa, after all, ahe hall was the new professor. She
professor wss s distinctly uncere waa not a girl, but a married wo blushed to her ears and tried v.il
monious one. Tripping lightly man.
ia fitly to retain her scholarly demean
across tbs mud sogged puvimont,
The profeasor Mte hia dinner in si or, hut the dogged crimson showed
she suddenly caught oue foot in a lence. Afterward lie went to his persistently through the tanned
tangled heap of wire—flung down room and for some inexplicable rea cheeks, und her eyes were puzzles.
from the telephone sod telegraph son exchanged hia dark suit for one
Iiardiman made no effort to con
lines by the ravaging band of a re of lighter uud more becoming tex ceal hia gratification, or if he did
cent hurricane—and stumliled pre ture. lie brushed his hair paiuatak- be was not at sll successful. The
cipitately into the arm# of a blond ingly, placed a soft gray alpine hat rest of the teachers looked on in
giant, who aupported her valoroualy on hia head and sauntered forth in very quiet and good natured amuse
till the had bluakingly recovered uunet of—fresh air. It was almost ment.
dark before be returned, disappoint
In a month the acquaintance
"Thanks, awfully," ahe said. “ Yon ed and oddly depressed.
grew to intimacy. In two it became
have doubtlsSa'saved my life."
Meanwhile Belinda had reached a serious proposition. After thre«
“Your frock, more likely,” he re home, pul on a pair of dry boots the only things lacking were the
plied, lifting his hst. "1 sm no end and settled herself for a quiet after words and the ring.
glsd 1 happened along at the pro noon. School would open on Mon
The professor had at last made
day, and aha would not have many up his mind to propose. He had
Belinda returned him e little more afternoons to lounge, as they meant to restrain his ardor till the
combination smile end nod as she would be given over to outdoor rec close of the term, but when it be
lifted liar dainty, crisp skirts and reation after the trying hours of the came manifest that the adorable
pursued her way cautiously across morning. The town clock, striking little instructor of grade No. 4 re
the slippery street.
8, aroused her. She tore up the ciprocated hit affection prudence
Iiardiman restrained hie eager last letter—old love letters they was thrown to the winds. lie sat in
ness until a reasonably aefe length of were—and toaeed the bits into the his study pondering. Suddenly ha
tun# had elapaed before turning to grata. Than aha made a careful got to work disposing of hia reparta
look around. He had gained the toilet and went downstairs to din
1« abort but thorough order. Ho
opposite sidewalk by this time, and ner.
mads a point of never slighting hia
his glance beck at the girl betrayed
Sunday morning ahe »elected her duties for anything. Then he drew
inatently to the casual pedestrians most becoming gown and hat. It
that the profesaor had been abrupt was a perfect day, and her satisfac forth a square envelope and sheet
ly shaken from hM phlegmatic at tion waa almost complete. She cre of white paper to match. This
seemed to him the moat direct and
titude of mind.
ated the usual stir ta sha walked final way of settling matters be
Belinda turned into Oak street all up the aisle of the village church
tween them. Belinda was a coquette
unconscious of the scrutiny that fol and took her seat near the front.
—there waa no getting around
that fact, even in one’s most gen
erous momenta—and iiardiman was
determined to corner her complete
ly. He composed his lines careful
ly. They were inspirational. And
now that he had broken the ice at
last he meant to carry things to a
rapid finish. The profesaor was
nothing if not businesslike. He
fished in a drawer and pulled out a
teacher's resignation blank. This
Are conducting a vigorous circulation campaign tn Falls
he put in a separate envelope and
directed both to the dearest girl in
City. These tw o papers will supply you with all the
news of this locality and also with all the news of the
The following morning the post
country at large, at a minimum cost. For a short time
man’* shrill whistle brought Belin
da hereelf to the door. She took
§ ^ we will take your subscription to the two papers for one
the mail aud glanced through it
year at $3.75— by mail—a saving to youdf $2.26. Pay to
hastily, rivers of scarlet flowing over
her cheeks as she recognized Hardi-
The Telegram, Portland, or to the Falls City News.
man’s familiar backhand. She tore
open the envelope eagerly and scan
The Evening Telegram
T h e Falls City News
i f » » ®
T ry a Sack of
HIGH FLIGHT FLOUR
and watch results
ned the contents with whitening
face The paper fell from her fin
gers, and she leaned limply against
the bunister rail. So she wo* asked,
in the briefest possible way, to re
sign, and she had dared to dream—
she bud been so sure—she had been
■uch a fool! She smothered the
sob in her throat and in quick scorn
of herself dashed the hot tears from
her eyes. Then she pulled herself
together sharply and went upstair*.
With trembling fingers she filled
out the blank und directed it to the
Drab weeks followed. Every ef
fort the professor made to gain an
audience with Belinda failed. He
had mortified and insulted her fla
grantly, and ahe would see that he
got no more chances to repeat the
indignity. As to Iiardiman, he waa
on the rack. Fool-like, he reflected,
he had ruahed in and frightened
her away with his maudlin, im
portunate lovemaking and thus lost
her for good. But perhaps, after
all, it was not for him that she
cared. What a dolt he had been to
presume upon the affection of a
matchless creature like that! Life
grew to be a bitter struggle to him,
and he began all at once to look hia
It was in May, almost the close
of achool. The day was warm and
oppressive, and a laxy breeze waa
blowing. The professor made his
way in absent weariness toward the
school house, stopping on the way
to get his mail from the postoffice.
There were several circulars in his
box and—his breath stopped — a
communication from the dead letter
office. He broke the seal anxiously,
an intuitive knowledge of what it
contained making his heart thump
thickly. Sure enough, “Miss Be
linda Maxwell, Greenville, Colo."
And this was Alabama f Unadul
terated stupidity! If living in a
place five years could make one re
sponsible for an idiotic blunder of
this sort, what else had be not
done? He walked out of the post-
office in a daxe. All was clear
enough now. She had never receiv
ed his letter st all, only that wretch
ed, confounded blank! No wonder |
she had frozen the very air about
him—no wonder! Out in the open
air, he quic kened hia footsteps. It
was already 8:20, only ten minntes
before the opening of school, but he
turned directly into Oak street and
forgot that he had ever been such a
thing as principal of the Greenville
In the distance he caught sight of
a familiar blue tailor made gown.
He doubled hia pace and was quite
up with Belinda before she realized
his nearness. To her haughty
glance, her cool drawing away from
him, Iiardiman paid no attention
whatever, but thrust the letter into
her hands in a determined, master
ful way which she could not resist.
Hypnotized, she opened it and
read the lines through, the crimson
moving in her cheeks:
My D a rlin g — 1 w an t y ou to giro up
te a c h in g am i Jet m e d o It fo r b o th . 1
am n o t m ista k e n In th in k in g t h a t you will
com e to m e? J u s t s Une. g iv in g m e th e
rig h t to sp eak . an d I sh a ll a tte m p t to tell
you tn a d iffe re n t w ay . In a th o u s a n d d if
fe re n t w ay s, how m u ch I w o rsh ip you.
M oat e a rn e s tly .
R. W. H.
Belinda caught her breath in
something between a sob and a
laugh as she lifted her eyes shyly
to his keen, appealing, apologizing
and at last commanding glance.
The professor was tardy, very
tardy, that morning, but he gave
his excuse of a headache glibly and
mendaciously and dismissed pupils
and teachers for a holiday.
This he spent with Belinda.
Spurred by Necessity.
All Goods and Prices Are Right
“Whv do so many young men
leave the farm?"
“Well,” replied Farmer Corntos-
sel, “in most of the cases 1 hare
observed it was because they
couldn’t earn their salt as farm
hands an’ wasn’t fixed to pay
T b s Tee Faithful De«.
Falls City Lumber Co.
A party of young Australians
wanting a fish dinner filled a bottle
with dynamite, attached a water
proof fuse and flung it into a pool
in a creek. One of them had a re
triever who had been taught to re
trieve anything flung into the wa
ter, and the bottle had hardlv
touched the surface before Watch
was after it. They veiled at him
to leave it alone, but he paid no at
tention and soon was swimming
shoreward with tho filling bomb in
his mouth. The young men ran
for their lives, and the poor beast,
thinking it all a great joke, came
galloping after. Ha waa within
twenty yards of the hindmost when
there was a stunning crash. Two
of the men were thrown down,
though, fortundtely, not badly hurt.
But of the unfortunate dog hardly
a trace was left.
Buy ell goods of home
merchants and help to
make Falls City greater
DEATH VALLEY DELIRIUM.
- qqn T ABUSE YOUR ETCÌ
Madncsc T h a t Leads to tha C ircu itou s
Routs to Doath.
Th e y W ill Stand O nly a Certain Ms—
Mrs s f l a d T re a tm e n t.
Death valley, that treacherous
The woman who— eyea suddenly
road to madness that ends the lif* commenced to hurt went to consult
of its victim, was denominated by an oculist concerning them. She
the early tribal Indians in Cali expected him to give them a per
fornia as the “Valley of Fire.”
functory examination and titan
The Piute*, Washoes and other make some change in her gJa—oa,
tribes in early days condemned but instead of that be put her care
their criminals to the country sur fully through a number of testa
rounding Death valley. When an and then began to question her.
outlaw Indian violated the most
“ What have you been doing to
sacred laws of his tribe he was ■train your eyes?” asked tbs oculist.
condemned to the “Valley of Fire,”
“ 1?” replied the woman. “1?
where ho was expected soon to per Why, nothing."
“No fancy work of any sort?"
Of the hundred« of bodies found
“Oh, yes; I ’ve crocheted fo rt/
in Death valley, where men perish table mats recently, but that wasn't
ed from heat and thirst, they are a strain on my eyes.”
almost universally naked to the
“ And you embroider, I sup
waist. The trail made by the men pose ?”
before death also shows a circuit
“ A little. I embroidered a blouse
not long ago, but the work wasn’t
At a certain date, after being at 7ery fine and didn’t hurt me a par
tacked by the heat, the person be- ticle.”
ins to run and claw at his breast.
“I hate to have to put you in a
irst his hat is abandoned. T hen’ dark room,” said tha oculist, “but
he begins to claw at hia shirt and j I shall hava to do so for at least a
finally tears it from him.
month. You will not be able to do
Then he turns in a circuitous any fine needlework for several
route and narrows the circuit until years, if ever. You must not go to
finally he falls exhausted in a heap the theater nor to motion picture
and never rises again. Delirium shows. You may not play cards.
comes on instantly.
You must rest your eyes absolutely -
It is when the heat delirium sets for months or I will not be re
in that the victim begins to tear at sponsible for the result.
his upper garments and run. It is
“You have been straining your
presumed that the terrible suffer eyes pitifully for years. There t n
ing from the heat aDd thirst feels diseased spots on the beck of theas
like s load on his lungs and makes which will heal with care and time
breathing difficult and that the vic and perfect rest, but sight will nev
tim imagines by running he is get er be restored to them entirely.
ting away from the thing and that
“I t is the moot curious thing to
in clawing off hia garments he is re me,” said the oculist, “th a t people
leasing the weight.
take care of every part of them
Scientists who have visited Death selves except their eyea. Careful
valley in warm weather and had a people go to a dentist a t least twice
touch of the heat state that the ex e year. They pay the moat rigid
traordinary effect of the heat there attention to their teeth, yat kiss of
is caused by the peculiar situation teeth, however inconvenient, is not
of Death valley. It is from 100 to irreparable. Artificial teeth, pivot
400 feet below sea level and is shut ed teeth and bridge« can, in large
in on all sides by high mountains.
measure, replace natural ones.
The atmosphere of that region is
“But there is no substitute for
the dryest of all places on earth. eyes. Once sight is gone it is only 1
It absorbs from every living thing, restored by a miracle of surgery or
both human and vegetable, every by the grace of God. Why. thea^
particle of moisture.
are eyes so much neglected? Why
When the system is drained of do people go to chiropodists and to
all moisture the brain yields, the all sorts of healer persons and nev
victim’s eyes stare like a madman’s, er consult an oculist until fright
and he runs his circuitous course drives them to him?
to death.—Indianapolis News.
‘T h e eyes are abused more than
other organ. People read \n
Cold and a Candle.
Dr. Moss of the English polar ex half light and lying dawn, and with
pedition of 1875 and 1876, among the light in front of thorn and in
every other wrong way known and
other odd things, tells of the effect
to retain their vision. TOiey
of cold on a wax candle which he
burned. The temperature was 35 arc mighty careful about their
degrees below zero, and the doctor hair. They feel that their eyes are
with them to stay and that nothing
must have been considerably dis can rob them of these. You are
couraged when, upon looking at his
one of those who is about to dis
candle, he discovered that the flame
that eyes stand only a certain
had all it could do to keep warm.
It was so cold that the flame could amount of bad treatment. You will
not melt all the wax of the candle, probably consider this m atter a t
for the month that you are
but was forced to eat its way down length
in that dark room
the candle, leaving a sort of skele
ton of the candle standing. There
The Q L’Mr l i r a » Plant.
was heat enough, however, to melt
There is nothing under tha sob
oddly shaped holes in the thin walls quite so quaint, so weird and witch
of wax, and the result was a beau like aa the pandanus prairies of
tiful lacelike cylinder of white, Fiji. The pandanus, or screw plant
with a tongue of yellow flame burn as it is called, is a moat grotesque
ing inside of it and sending out specimen of the vegetable kingdom
into the darkness many streaks of even at the best and in the early
stages of its growth. In its very
young days it is of an extraordi
narily screwlike shape and looks as
There are various simple cures though some unkina hand had tak
for insomnia. The secret of the en hold of its long, awordlike leaves
hot inilk cure, often recommended and twisted them round and round.
for sufferers from insomnia, lies in Later on it straightens out a bit,
sipping the beverage just before re and from it grow a number of tall
tiring. The act of slowly swallow wooden stilts. Its foliage ia sim
ing the liquid is soothing in its ple, a number of drooping, ragged
effect and generally produces the tufts, for all the world Uka mops
much desired drowsy feeling which and very mournful looking. Among
leads to the coveted sleep. Bath these mop* hangs the fruit, in
ing the feet in warm water just be shape like a pineapple, made up uI
fore going to bed is sometimes ef hard red and yellow kernels, woody
fective in inducing slumber. The and fibrous and quite uneatable
use of drugs should be avoided, aa from a European’s point of viaw.
once the habit is established it is
not easy to secure sleep without
It ia related that when the young
them, and serious results are sure
man who afterward became Gen
eral Fremont ran away with and
married Jessie Benton, her father,
When a shooting star breaks into Tom Benton, the great senator,
flame in our atmosphere the re made terrible threats of what ho
siduum of tlie combustion remains would do to the young man. Ho
in the air and can be found in what would give him roasts and bullets,
is known as atmospheric dust. The and so on. To all of which Mrs,
virgin snow of the polar regions Benton quietly remarked, "Tom
ia often seen to be spotted with had better give him Jessie, m f
traces of dust which contains par dear.”
ticles of iron. Lika particles are
A. Henry Savage Land or dis
found on church towers and else
where. Among the minute bodies credit* the existence of Atlantis,
that dance in the sun’s rays there the island continent, which ia sup
are certainly particles of shooting posed to have occupied much of the
sea that now separates Europe from
America and to have been sub
merged in a great earthqusAk. Tho
It doesn’t always pay to take first account of the existence of At
the word for the deed. Many a lantis cornea from Plato, who giyoo
fellow couldn’t keep a promise in the story as a tradition exiatfaqg hi
a safe deposit v a u lt—Goodwin’s his day. but there are stilt many
persons who cherish the belief.