Independence enterprise. (Independence, Or.) 1908-1969, January 01, 1909, Image 2

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Independence National Bank
Incorporated 1889
Transacts a Genera! Banking Business
Interest raid on Time Deposit
Director: H. HlraohUri. A. Nelao-, D. W. 8ara, B. T.
Smith and J. E. Rhodes.
Mr. J. F. Staiger, Proprietor
Special attention to Commercial and
College Organizations.
Talcpkoae sad nunc mn al keU.
160 Cm) Stmt TWpixa. 209 KW
A. C. MACERS, Pnri
Standard Liquor Co.
When You Sit Down To
a Meal
In this restaurant you are Mire it will be
excellent as to food, cooking and service.
The surroundings speak for themselves,
and the bill of fare tells mutely of Ads
eating at little prices. Come in and bring
a friend or two along. You will all be
. be pleased.
White House Restaurant
Wffl. McGachrut & Son, Propiirtora
I InT suranob
Anyone wishing good reliable Fire Insurance
Call on or write to
Agent for Eeaver State Merchants Mutual of Portland and the
Bankers Merchant Mutual of Forest Grove.
In connection with our hardware we have a large assortment
ect from.
Every set of harness that leaves our shop Is guaranteed
t against FLAWS and to be of first-class WORKMANSHIP. You
run no risks when you buy from us.
Harness of all kinds made to order. Repairing a Specialty.
All sizes of BOSTON TEAM COLLARS on hands. We have
the quantity, where quality is paramount.
Yours for harness business,
W. E. CRAVEN, Mgr.
Salem, Or.
are liked best by a good many to
bacco connoiseurs. Those which are
freshly made are soft, sweet-scented,
burn even and last longer than those
which are allowed to dry out thor
oughly. Fact is, we sell hundreds of
cigars direct to consumers on this
account. If you are fond of a good
cigar, try one made by
Salem, Oregon,
Gfc Winning of
Ooprrta-hUd. !. AaaocUiad"
Liiaraiy !?.
There waa nothing of th. knight
rant about r.rvlval. lUiuucy. I lb
ihuuehta of Edtuoula Turner, tuougnu
wbk-h Invariably form! lbs frowulug
background to Pervivaics waaiug
boura, n was discouraging! and mod
ruty Inoffensive.
8 be bad oar. stated succinctly, a.
was Eduionls's way. that tb. only
thing about blm that remotely augfest
.i aixuiinir ui) fur Itself .was tb. cow.
tick at tb. back of a squar. and other-
a ft.. A
wis. Irreproachably groonieu
Th auhiact of tbla rather doubtful ap
proval was secretly encouraged In tb.
belief that th. cowllcK inuicaieu an
aggreaalv. -.plrlt which seemed to b.
tb. heroic attribute la th. Imagination
of Edition la's set,
Edmonla'a faiutly apprerlatlv. re
mark had been Inaplred In her nwtb-r-a
attic during- tb. rummaging of a
rata bound houe. party, when, upon
th. discovery or an ancient coai oi
mall, F.rclval. bad pulled It out from
under tb. eaves and bad fallen speed
ily to calculating bow many chain
dishcloths It would bav. mad. for Mrs.
Turner'a carefully ordered kitchen.
This was too much fur Edmonia. A
man who could evolve dlsbclotba from
the fabric of romanc. must be lacking
tn the moat rudimentary Instincts of
chivalry. It counted for naught with
her that Percivalo Bonney wa. .vlnc
ing a business ability that ninde bis
father prouder every day or that she
had never had a rival In bla loyal de
votion to ber.
Sbe dreamed of tb. clash of armor
and th. risks of Joust and tourney, a
Wotirht who should perform feats of
arms for ber sake and rescue ber, If
need be, from a tyrant'a might In tb.
free wholesomeness of American so
ciety the tyrant bad not appeared,
and to do Edmonia Justice ah. really
did care a great deal ror rercivaies
allegiance, only she desired a more
daring proof.
It was therefore Incumbent upon thla
thoroughly consistent young lady that
she steel her heart against th. pleas
Ins; picture which a tall, broad shoul
dered, gray clad figure, bat off and
ltirht hair tosslnar In the breeze, made
against a morning sky on the first day
of one of his erratic autumnal visits
near her country home.
Sbe accordingly let ber aisaainrui
vianra dwell nnon his offensively rud
dy cheek and Ignored his unaffected
stare of astonishment at ner moaern
pnnfnflcre. a brilliantly red automobile
at a standstill upon the country road.
"What, ho, Rebecca r he greetea ner
whn within sneaking distance of
where she sat in the crimson ram
bler. "Armed cap-a-pie I see! Is the
drawbridge down?"
Edmonia smiled tolerantly ana gave
him her band.
nnt whv Hneer so far from the
paternal castle? Has thy gentle pal
frey gone lame?"
Edmonia glanced suggestively dbck
along the highway. "I'm waiting for
a friend." She said it with conviction.
The dusty road stretched in two long.
undevlatlng lines In either direction.
v .no wm in stent. Perclval's gaze
abandoned its quest and returned sus
piciously to the crimson rammer.
'Could I," he asked anxiously, "ngure
in that capacity?"
She reddened In turn, tnen scannea
him critically. "Perhaps." She was
still rather doubtful of his capabilities.
Mcntaii-ir arnmlnsr as inexcusable a de
votion to bis business which had made
him htthprto lamore the automobile
svn rja tin flfl f-tonM himself out after
the manner of the ardent automobllist
under her car and confided his aespau
to her tonneau.
Tf urnn hnrl enoueh not to be roman
tic, but not to be even useful was un
bearable. He had not the slightest
idea of how to start the machine. He
crawled out from under the machine
and mounted to the driver's seat.
Her sudden accession of trust, in
hv his hnsinesslIUe manner, pro
voked him to fresh endeavor. He made
a great show of moving brakes, tight
ening useless screws and peering intc
the machine while she scannea iue
Whatever he finally did to that auto
mobile to start It Ferclvale does not
know. Suddenly it slid out or tne
shade into the road like a bird from
under his hand. "Aha," he cried, with
nn assurance that he was far froa
feeling, "I thought so!"'
He held a trembling nana upuu uk
wheel and answered irrelevant ques
tions at regular intervals. They were
now gliding along between hedgerows
of gorgeous autumn color. He began
to feel more at ease. Edmonia hum
med a little sing as old as it was
The rose that all are praising
Is not the rose for me.
He looked at her and in that look
forgot his new responsibility. She was
steadily down the dusty turn
pike, a little smile upon her lips, ai
though she would see tne Kiiigui. .
hor HrPiims in nlumed helmet and
shining armor riding to bear her away
"He couldn't catch us," saia i erci
io in rpsnonse to her thought. Sht
started and looked with more intereV
at her companion. He baa spoKen u.
the confidence that is born of ignf
rance. ,
"Say, Ted," be continued, I doa
i rr.n.h nhnnt your 'flowers '.
tt-iiy i.i v..
chivalry.' I don't even understand tn
first thing about an aut tie caugi
himself up. He positively would no!
divulge this humiliating fact Hi
ir. tt. rose rr m. sur. im.
tiuit say you will marry m. tht.
Mm.." b. ended, with an air of dp.-
pcratlun. -or ril"-
Tb. threat wat not ctnniletd. In
th earnestnraa of hi plea IVr-lval.
bad forgotten that h. wa running an
iutuwl.l. for the Brat tlm In bla
life. Thrjr wer. iiow going at a Ire
uiciuloua H-ed and every luataut gnth
erlna: momentum. Kdmonla gilwd
hi arm a they lurched around a
curv. and bounctnl over a culvert,
Hang our yelled I'erckal aa Ihey
approached a .lltfht dita-eul. In bl.
clismxy effort a to touttv! I lie tuuclilu.
be Inadvertenlly pu 't utor .hI.
"What ar. you doing?" screamed
Edmonia. Hlop! Why, you are ruu
nlng aay with me!" all. laughed
"Why uotr h. ahoutl wildly, as
uo t bought, wklenaly. Th. Idea vt
topping was a dclectabl. on. now to
Perclvale, but on. which h. felt that
b. must abandon.
Th. roadtldc. of tlrewed and gold
enrod flew by Ilk. a track of flam..
Hena flapped from uuder bis wheels
aa Ihey pained fartnhuaoa at a rat.
of speed that limd. th. occupants rush
out of doors to stare after them. Out
raged cries followed them when a
barking dog was not quick enough to
elude tboa. blurring whvcla and with
a yelp of pain roiled over and over
Into tb. ditch. Three horses halt Inn
by th. roadstd. In front of another
house stampeded as they whlaaed by
and raced them out of sight.
Edmonia now triad to expostulat.
with her mad cavalier. Put Pcrclval.
said nothing to her almost tearful ap
peals, nis whole attention was con
centrated on keeping th thing; within
the limits of the rond.
"Meats Lochlnvnr!" bt yelled breath
lessly as they graied a watering tub.
Edmonia moaned. "You ar."
ahe cried. "Let'a go home! Ob, tnk.
me bomeT ah. commanded him.
"Hornet" Perclval. ground th. word
passionately between his teeth. "You
will be lucky If you ever se. bom.
again. We shall never stop!" Hut
even as be spoke he felt something re
spond to bis groping fingers. The ma
chine was obeying bis controlling band.
Joy and a relief that rolled over him
like a wave made hlin shout aloud.
Edmonia received this new demon
stration aa the esultatlon of a captor
and commanded and Implored by turn.
But be did not at once diminish bis
speed. He knew now that Edmonia
bad not realized bis Impotence. II.
put the machine at a hill and plunged
down the other aide. Edmonia was
clinging to him with wild promics.
He brought the car carefully to a
standstill and climbed painfully to the
ground. Edmonia was sobbing Into
her handkerchief. He hoped he was
accepting the role of victorious knight
modestly, but the Iron was hot I
"Ted," he cried, "you've got to keep
your promise, you know. I'm not much
of a knight, and I don't know how to
IIls unsuspected confession was In
terrupted for the second time as she
suddenly, to bis astonishment, smiled
up at him through her tears.
"1 never was driven like that In my
lifer she remarked, with pride. "But
but let's go home in a buggyr
"Not until we're married," said Fer
clvale firmly.
Edmonia refused to continue In the
car, however, so they walked on to the
nearest town, where the minister's fee
was the first of a series of more mun
dane charges which punctuated their
homeward Journey in the buggy.
Put in his new joy, which was only
enhanced by pecuniary Interludes with
the wrathful owners of rlnughtered
hens, the tearful mistress of an injured
dog and damages due to the recovery
of errant horses, Perclvale made it a
triumphal Journey.
Why He Saved Them.
For weeks uoon weeks the heavy
rnlns descended unon the holiday re
sort of Lakeswash, and the proprietor
of the Punt and Puntpole was looKing
very blue. Indeed, those two straw
hnttpr! miserable looking objects out
in the Lakeswash canoe were the only
visitors of the season. The hotel pro
prietor gloomily watched their clumsy
endeavors to navigate their tiny crart.
Suddenly, plop, splosh! "Help!" In a
mnmpn t thn hotel nronrletor had
changed from a sluggish do-nothing to
a frenzied rescuer. Tutting out rapid
ly in a boat, he succeeded in reaching
the terrified men just at tne critical
"nh thnnk vou thank you!" they
cried as tboy scrambled Into the boat.
"Don't thank mel" growled the ho
tpl keener. "Thank the weather! Vis
itors Is so scarce this year we can't
afford to let even the fools arowni i
did It for your board and lodging!"
London Answers.
Fnr a Loaf. All Right.
As the tramp looked at Mrs. Godard
ha a thrill of hone. Here was
surely an easy and benevolently in
clined nerson. "Could you gimme a
dime to buy a loaf o' bread?" he
Mrs. fiodard's cuileless soul looked
out at him through her nearsighted
eyes, and she fingered her purse nope
fully. "I have only a quarter here," she
said, "and I'm really too tired to walk
"Sure. I can chanee it for you," said
the tramp cheerfully as he took out a
dime and a nickel, and not until Mrs.
Godard was halfway home on the car
did It occur to her that there was any
thing unusual in the transaction.
Youth's Companion.
'What would yon do If you went
fishing and a whale wer. to bit. your
"Make Mm a present of It."
Gordon's Last
t'Uiyrlhtt, by AaawlaM
l.llsiary ra.
"Jlmuilo, do you aiH-ak alangf de
manded Maud Tolllrer suddenly as
her small brother cam. Into th. room.
"Do 1 walk on my fiftT" demanded
JImml. In aurprlae. "I'll your lay,
angvl face. I'll get you somehow,
.vea If your apeaka are all to lh.
muddle. Throw It t.ff your cheat."
"It's thla way," explained Maud.
"You know Mr. Gordon?"
"I've aeen blm ouc. or twice," ad
mitted Jlmmle, with a grlu. Gordon
was a regular visitor at th. Tolllvrr
"Papa wants ui. to marry him," i
plained Maud, "lie's so strict and
proHr that I bat. blm. I thought that
If I were to talk slang and 'art up' per
haps ho would leave me In peace. II.
bales a slangy girt. II. an Id so last
Jlmmle grinned appreciatively. II.
bad uo great liking for tb. eminently
at a Id and correct Gordon. II. bated
men whoa, aulta always looked aa
though It waa tb. Brat tlm. they bad
been worn.
Ills own preference waa for Barry
gpauldlng, who occasionally offered
him a cigarette and - who talked to
him precisely aa though be waa a
Gordon never aeemed to se. blm,
never laughed and joked, and Jlmmle
entered Into the conspiracy with bta
whole heart after being assured that
Maud would never disclose the source
of ber education In slang.
Before the week was out Gordon
looked troubled. lie wsa very much
In love with Maud after his own fash
ion. There was no want of real affec
tion, but Gordon waa no gallant wooer.
He had been accepted by the family,
and In his quiet, patient fashion be
was laying siege to Maud's heart.
He bad fancied be bad been making
headway until sbe developed a trick of
Interlarding ber speech with slang ex
pressions. At first he was shocked, but as Maud
acquired proficiency and grew more
and more slangy Gordon withdrew
from his campaign. Though he loved
the girl as much aa ever, ho assured
himself that a wife who used slang
was utterly impossible.
In secret Maud glouted over the fact,
but bore herself demurely when her
father sharply questioned her concern
ing ber treatment of Gordon, for the
latter's visits bnd fallen off, and,
though Gordon bad pleaded business
as an excuse, Mr. Tolliver had an idea
that there was something else that
might explain the lover's sudden lack
of Interest.
Then fate took a hand, and so it hap
pened that Jimmle Tolliver, crossing
the avenue, slipped on the muddy pav
ing and fell directly in front of a rap
Idly advancing automobile.
There was a cry of horror from the
spectators, but one man sprang for
ward and with an easy movement
grasped the boy's arm and carried blm
to safety.
For a moment Jlmmle was too dazed
to comprehend; then he slowly came
to realize that Gordon, unmoved as
ever, stood beside him, answering the
queuLIous of the crowd, but refusing to
give his name.
"All right, old man?" be asked as he
saw that Jlmmle was pulling himself
together. "Suppose we move on. This
crowd Is a little too eager."
He signaled a passing taxicab and
directed the driver to go to a tailor's
where Jlmmle's moddied garments
might be made presentable. The rush
of cold air drove the last of the cob
webs from Jlmmle's brain, and, gazing
admiringly at Gordon, he decided that
Maud was wrong in her estimate of
the man. There was fire under tho
ice, red blood beneath tho waxenly,
Immobile expression, and Jlmmle's
heart warmed to bis rescuer.
"Say, Bo," he demanded suddenly,
"are you still dead nuts on Maud?"
"I esteem your sister very highly,"
admitted Gordon.
"You're all right," declared Jimmle
admiringly. "If you want to win cast
your port ear over this way and make
a noise like n listen."
The noise of a listener was contin
ued long after the visit to the tailor's
was concluded. Gordon's face was as
expressionless as ever, but there was
a twinkle in his eye.
Some evenings Inter Maud, coming
downstairs, reached the lower hall just
as Gordon was admitted by tho butler.
Jlmmle had been cautioned under pain
of losing his promised reward to say
nothing of his rescue, so it was merely
"that tiresome Kenneth Gordon" whom
Maud greeted with perfunctory cor
diality. "I butted In to tear off a piece of
talk with the boss bloomer wearer. Is
he in?" nsked Gordon.
"If you mean my father" began
Maud icily. .
"That's tho guy," interrupted Gor
don. "Will you tell the delegate from
the wax works to ask him to grease
his heels and slide down here?"
"I will go myself," offered Maud
nervously. Gordon was as coldly cor
rect in appearance as ever, but per
haps he was drunk.
"Nix on the scamper," declared Gor
don, raising a detaining band. "Use
the butler for the wireless, and we'll
call out some conversation while he
.takes n home run."
"I must go," explained Maud. "1
forgot something upstairs, and I must
ee about it at once."
"Tell it to wait," commanded Gor
don. "Pm the head of the procession
uat now. iM.u't you bother about la.
water carrlM."
"Hut" be n Maud. And Gordon
tntrrmptrd iisaln.
IWI b. a gat and butt In," h.
ored. "lilt tu. pluah."
II. pointed lo a rhalr. and timidly
Maud seated beraelf. As ah. bad ll
th. way Into th. rlor tb. butler bad
dlaapiwared, aupoalti: that b. would
not b required furtbrr. To ring for
blm now would only make a scandal
among lb. servants. Perhaps her fa
ther would com. down In a few min
utes, II uauall aitettt th. evening In lh.
library when h. dkl not u to tb. rluh.
and In .Ither .vent b. muat paaa in
nin.ii door. If tb. worst ram. ah
could call for th. butler, but man-
whit, rerbspa ah. could Indue. Gor
don lo leave ouletlv. Hll. took tb.
chair Indicated, alttlng nervoualy on
th. edg.. ready to spring up ana run
Should occaalon demand.
"It doesn't coat any mor to bav. a
whol. chair," reminded Gordon aa h.
a nk Into a arat between her and th.
door. "I want you to put in. wla. t
some tblnire. what's your grourn
against rner"
"I hav. no grouch." protested Maud
eagerly. "Indeed, I Ilk. you very
"I never saw you on th. front step,
watting for me." said Gortton grimly.
"Let It com. out with a ruh. I'm in
wrong. How can I aquar. myself r
"There la nothing to b. aquared," In
sured Maud. "I don't se. bow you csn
Imaetn. such a thin."
'vanhtv. nauabtyr r.proved Gor
don, shaking hta forefinger at her ad-
monlablngly. "Look her. Ufldo, pui
me next! You don't Ilk. me, and I
like you. I can't help It If I've got a
froien face. It was wished on mo, and
It's none of my doings. Toll me how I
ran loosen np ao you'll have a yln for
a vinT" repeated Maud uncertainly.
Thla was a word not In Jlraiule'a vo
cabulary. "A vln-s vearnlng." explained Gor
don. "I want you to think that I'm
the whole worka, and you won i even
ic mo he the second band. Fix ro. no
so I can com. Into the big tent and
be a part of the program. Pm the
'what la It' out In the freak tent, and
I don't like the Job. I may not bw
quite your style, but I can learn. I'm
th. stsr pupil In the little red school
bouse, and I'll always be st th. head
of th. class If you'll b. th. teacher. I
love to love my teacher."
Maud eprnng to ber feet, her eye.
"Mr. Gordon." she so Id coldly. "I will
not prolong this Interview. I do not
know what Is the mntter. I do not
want to know, tint you must go, please,
I cannot listen to you when you talk
this way."
Gordon had sprung to bis feet whett
Maud rose, and now ho smiled dowrt'
Into the flushed, angry face.
"It seems," ho said a little sadly,
"that my latest effort Is no mor. suc
cessful than the earlier attempts. They
say that Imitation Is the slncerest
form of flattery, and yet you are not'
"What do you mean?" gasped Maud'
hi astonishment.
"You learned slang for my benefit,"
he reminded. "When I do the same'
thing you object. Of course my slang '
is more pronounced than your own,
but then you have only Jlmmle, while-'
I have the valuable assistance of sev
eral elevntor boys, ray office boy and
the Janitor's son, who qualities as an.'
expert. You use. slapg to disgust me
with yourself. I am using it to disgust'
you with slang."
"And you know?" gasped Maud.
"Jlmmle has told?"
"Be It said to his credit that the
temptation was great," said Gordon
gently. ''Do not blame the lad. He
meant well In giving me my last
chance to win you. He saw beneath
the surface and was sorry for his
part. I foolishly imagined that If I
could excel you in the use of slang I
might startle you into an Interest that
I see now you never can feel. It was
a foolish experiment, Miss Tolliver,
and I ask your pardon for having
bored and then frightened you. It was
ray last chance, and I hoped that it
might succeed.
"I gather from Jlmmle's remarks
that you fear paternal pressure will be
brought to bear on you., I beg to as
sure you that I will so contrive the
situation as not to Involve you. I arm
sorry that the last chance failed."
The little pauses iu his speech wcra
Gordon's only evidences of emotion.
They were only little hnlts in the
evenness of his soft, even voice, but
they showed the strength of feeling,
nnd it touched Maud with a sudden;
"Pon't go," she said softly, laying a
detaining hand upon his arm. "Per
haps the last chance has not I
meitn" But she could say no more.
Gordon's arms were outstretched, and
In his face, no longer expressionless,
there was a look of such appeal that
she suffered herself to be drawn with
in their protecting circle. The last
chance had wen.
Accounts For It.
Belle I don't like that man you in
troduced to me yesterday. He has
such a flyaway manner.
Nell-He can't help that. His busi
ness is making balloon ascensions.
Baltimore American.
Like the 8mok.
Gunner lie had a fancy cigarette
named after him.
GycrAnd how did he stand the
Gunner Oh. he la all puffed up! St.
Paul Pioneer Press.
Abstract Ideas and great conceit are
ever on the road to produce terrible
catastrophea. Goethe.
went on more conflaenuy: oui j