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About Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 11, 1899)
The Escape of fief "lfieh fool."
66Cr5 HIS bouse to let."
II It looked very big nutl Iru-
posing, this notice, nud Mr,
Dart stepped complncently backward
to eye tbe general effect of It after he
bad wnfered the document safely ou
the side of tho front door.
"If people can't read that they must
be blind! Now I'll go In nud wait for
some one to bite at the bait. No bother
of real estate agents for me no com
mission to cat up half the rent. I'll
transact my own business or else I'll go
Into an Idiot asylum!"
As he sat In the pretty reception-room
belonging to the house which ho had
tho cood or bad fortune to own, he
looked not unlike a big bumble bee In
Jie heart of some huge tropic flower.
"It's trouble, trouble, and nothing but
" mother, tou must take it."
trouble," grumb'.ed Mr. Dart, as he
mused after his own saturnine fashion
over tbe trials Incidental to the position
of'landlord. "When It Isn't taxes, It's
leaky water pipes, and when It Isn't
that It's' your neighbor's drains over
flowing your cellar or your tenant tak
ing French leave without paying his
rent. I wish 1 was back on the old
Stonyfleld farm again, raising straw
berries and cauliflowers. And I will
be, too. I'll give this house to Harry
Field; he's a good boy and If he really
has fallen In love with pretty Olive
Melton, It won't be a bad wedding pres
ent I hope she's worthy of him but
women are all artificial nowadays. I
suppose I must let him have his own
way and go with him to see her this
evening. For Ilallo, there! What's
A tall, belligerent-looking man had
given divers energetic Jerks to the
"Is this house to let?" he demanded,
very red In the face with much bell-
pulling, as Mr. Dart thrust his head out
nt the wlndbw.
"Yes, sir, It is."
"How much Is the rent?"
"Two thousand dollars."
"It's too much for a house In this
"You think so, sir?",
"Yes, sir, I do."
"Well, sir, what a consolation It must
be to you that you're not .obliged to
And Mr. Dart drew his head back
and slammed down the window, to the
Inexpressible rage of the tall man.
Hardly had he ceased congratulating
himself on thU masterly maneuver
than a second peal reminded him that
"this house" was yet "to let."
This time it was a fat woman, with a
slovenly shawl and crumpled bonnet,
and an abundance of cheap rings on
her Angers. She went all over tho
house, and opened all the closet doors,
Investigated every separate cupboard
shelf, and Anally came to tho conclu
sion that the house "would do."
"For, you sec, I want a large house,"
said she, cOnfldently, to Mr. Dart. "I
keep a children's school and "
"You do, eh?" said Mr. Dart. "Well,
you can't keep It here."
"I'vo a great mind to take down tho
bill," he thought, with ruflled temper
and face like a radish. "I hadn't an
idea there was such meanness in hu
man nature! Dear, dear, there comes
somebody o!se two Indies. I wish
they were not ladles! I can kick a mnn
downstairs when he says an Imperti
nent thing to me, but I don't know how
to deal with women! That nearest ono
Is a clipper!"
Tho ladles were evidently mother and
daughter a subdued, weak-looking lit
tle woman In black, nud a tall, hand
Homo girl of 18 or 10, with brilliant
black eyes, a Complexion like snow and
roses, and a singularly haughty way
of carrying her lovely head.
"Sir!" began tho mother, as they
were ushered Into tho linll by Mr. Dart,
but the youuger lady Interrupted her.
"Do hold your tongue, mother," sne
said sharply. "I can manage matters
a great deal the best. Are you tho
agent of this house, sir?"
"les," said Mr. Dart, with a queer
expression In his eyes.
"And Is $2,000 the lowest rent tho
"I told you so, dear," Interposed the
elderly lady, meekly. "Our means will
"There you go ngaln!" snapped the
daughter, "with your everlasting cackle
about means, means! I'm sick and tired
of the sound of It. Will you show us
the house, sir?"
Mr. Dnrt obeyed, In his Inmost heart
pitying the subdued mother; the tall
young lady swept like a queen through
the passages, pausing In each room to
survey Its adaptations for the purposes
to which she had assigned It In her
"I like the house," she said. Imperi
ously, as they paused at length In the
lower hall. "Mother, you must take It!"
"My darling," deprecated the mother,
"?2,000 a year! and papa's salary Is
only $i,uu, besides the interest we
have to pay!"
"Pshaw! do have done with your lec
turing. What do I care whether papa
Is pleased or not? I'm going to be mar
ried, thank goodness, and get away
from all your debts and grovejlugs and
grumblings. A rich fool for a husband
Is better Uian no husband nt all!"
"But, my dear," the conversation had
fallen Into an undertone, "you are not
sure of It yet, and "
"Yes, I mil," said the daughter,
sharply. "Don't I tell you he's com
pletely under my thumb? And do you
suppose I would be married from such
n hole as that little house In March
And turning to Mr. Dart, who was
an unwilling and unedlfled listener to
the conversation, she said, in a louder
"We shall take the house. My father
will call and see you to-morrow. Let
this bill be taken down."
And she glided away, more like Queen
Semlrnmls than ever, with the meek
little mother following, a look of pained
perplexity on her face.
At 8 o'clock precisely Mr. Dart was
"Why, uncle," cried Harry Field,
gleefully. "How nice you look!"
"Do I?" said the old gentleman, com
placently. "Well, I flatter myself I am
about the correct thing! Come on, my
boy, or we shall be late."
"It's not far," said Harry. "It's only
on March street!"
"March street! March street!" rc-
itf iinfnr..?" ophnml Harry Fieia
Olive Melton, remembering the very
free uso of her tongue she hud mime,
wns too near the voice of a lit or 11 H
terlcs to reply coherently, no .Mr. Dent
rnlmlv mirriitml the br ef interview
thov had that murtilntr.
Ifnrrv'a limu- darkened Its ho Hi
"A rich fool!" he muttered, "and
completely under her thumb. Olive, Is
She could not deny. It-she dared not
with tho cold light of Mr. Dart's gilt
tering eyc iiimii her.
Mr. Dart's house was "let" the next
day to a widow and the two best apart
meats are occupied by tho uncle and
nephew, who keep "bachelor's hull" I
"And I believe." the widow says, in
reference to her two favorite hoarder!
"that tho old gentleman really means to
live and die a bachelor; but as for Mr.
Harry as long as there's youth there's
Hut Olive Melton's chances are gone.
New York Dally News.
HE BEAT THE TRUST.
OI.IVE BHIIA.NK BACK.
poated tho old gentleman. "It seems to
mo as If I had somewhere heard that
But ho could not remember where.
and was still racking his brain wlicn
they reached the residence of tho dnm-
sel whom Harry Field enthusiastically
termed "his guardian angel."
The apartment Into which they wero
snown was rather of the tawdrily
splendid order satin-covered chairs,
enameled with stray grease spots; mnr
blo mantels, undtmted, and a gaudy
velvet carpet, strewn with clinnliiKS of
thread and scraps of paper, forming Its
Presently In walked a tall, beautiful
girl, with black eyes and a wealth of
raven hair, a smile dimpling her cherry
Hps and adding a new charm to her
"Olive!" said Harry, proudly, as ho
advanced to greet nor, "this Is my uncle,
Mr. Dart, and "
He stopped short In astonishment, for
Ollvo shrank back, coloring redder than
tho reddest peony in all the gaudy car
"Aba!" said Mr. Dart, plungintr both
his hands In his pockets. "I think
we've met before?"
A. Clever Fchcmc Which Wim Worked
by n Wliceliiinkcr.
"I don't care to mention names," said
n visitor from New Jersey, "but this Is
an absolutely true story of how one
mnn at least beat a big trust fi its
own game. He was at the head of n
small concern making let us say car
wheels (that's not exactly It. but pretty
nearly), and about a year ago he got a
private hint thnt the other car-wlieel
people were arranging a combine. He
said nothing, but Immediately coiutnu
nicnted with ypveral of the largest con
sumers, nnd by offering confidentially
a reduction of aliout 115 per cent, se
cured ndvance orders that would oc-
cupy him over two years to All, run
ning nt full capacity. At the price
named every wheel would be made nt a
loss, nnd his partners were badly
scared. He told them to keep their
mouths shut nnd wait.
in a rew months the trust wns or
ganized, according to programme, nnd
one day a bland agent dropped In and
offered him a fair price for the plant
He said he didn't caie to sell. The
trust thereupon pr. ceided to put on
the screws in the usual fashion. In
other words they cut rates, but,
strange to say, the little wheelmaker
didn't seem to care. Then they made
another and much larger cut with the
intention of freezing him out at one
"That was Just what he was waiting
for, nud through a third party he In
stantly placed orders covering all the
contracts ho had made at a figure that
left him a handsome margin of profit.
Without suspecting thnt the large or
ders came from their Intended victim
the trust people became alarmed nt the
losses Incurred In the freezing out pro
cess anu made him another and much
better offer for his plant, which he
"Now the trust has the con: cm nnd Is
obliged to run It day and night to make
wheels nt 25 per cent, under actual cost
for tho man It tried to ruin. As fnst as
he gets them he turns them over on his
contracts, and reaps the Intermediate
profit, while, needless to say, the trust
magnates howl with anguish every
time they make a do I very. The little
wheelmaker got cnot:gli out of the sale
of the plant to retire for life, and he Is
carrying out the rest of the campaign
merely for sport. He says It's great
fun to see a trust on the gridiron."
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less than 200,000 different words. Next
in rank comes the German language,
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succession the Italian, with 35,000; tho
t-'rencn, with 30.000, nnd tho .Spanish,
with 20,000 words. Among the oriental
languages tho Arabic Is tho most copl
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than that of the English language. In
tho Chinese languages there are 10.000
Bynames or roots, out of which It Is pos
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"I cannot reach his heart." Rhn n-r.
1' urthor, tho senorlta wept.
"This is what comes," she oxclalmeil
somo more, "of allowing myself to bo
cajoled into buying a stiletto at
gain sale for 10 cents."-lndinnnnnua
Tlio Diicbets of Fife, accompanied by
tho duke, is often muii walking in
Uydo Park ami Kensington Guidon,
When a chameleon If blindfolded it
loses all power of changing ha coloi.
nd Its onitru body remains in a uni
"Our Duchess" of Marlborough by
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A successful firm of tea merchants
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men. lliu blenders, tasters ami puck
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Empress Charlotte, of .Mexico, re
cently celebrated her OUtli birthday at
tho Chateau d. Uonohoto. where ho is
conllned. Although she does not look
her age, her mental condtion is hope
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Tho loeaes by fire in this country
dining tho first (our months of litis
year amounted in round numbers to
$50,000,000, against about $38, 000.000
for tho coreHponding period of IbuB.
A like rate of destruction continued
during the year will bring tho figutes
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A ltirgtt turkey buzzard, with i Uil
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A custom peculiar to Undduliti !i
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