ONE MORE WEEK BEFORE RACES Everything U lu readings (or hat prowU.-a to t one of the blKKntt aiid anoet luteratlng UihU of Ihe Inde pvttdeno Driving Club Association, tilth Uk-s iila-e next Thursday, Kr eiay and Saturday, June 17, It and 19. in (tie hltry of tha aasoi'iatloa. Through the liberal contributions of th eltlaens of Independence and trinity lh management U able this awaaon to banc up puraea mulch will aggregate In I be neighborhood ot l.r00. Already telegrams have binn received by the secretary entering horace both In the harness and run nlng claut'i from Roaeburg, Granta j'aas. Prlnevllle, rortland, MeMlna. Wo, Tbe Dalles, Si Paul and aoma of the speedifst stables of the atata of Washington. With the lnrgt homing of horaea ever prevent at a meeting of tbla kind It ran readily be soon that there will be something doing when the bclla "tap them off." Tbe association waa organised something over three yvara ago aud la today In a healthy financial condi tion. The Independence club leaaes the grounds upon which the track Is located. It owns the building and other Improvements, and the nice tiling about It all is they are paid tor. This season the grand stand waa enlarged and other necessary Im provements made to accommodate the larger number of horses which will commence to arrive the early part ot next week. The majority of the rac ing animals are now In attendnace at the meet being held at Corvallls this week. The Independence association, un like numerous otner driving clubs of otiwr daces, has the reputation of navlnir its Dremlums In full, which makes it an object for those who fol low the circuit to participate in the meet, because they are sure of get- Ing their money. The meet will attract large number of sporting men from all parts of the a Late and you can set it down that there will be something doing in the old town the last three days of next reek. I X,' av v BY MARGARET MAYO COrVfclUtf T. IW. T DOD MIAD ANB COHfANT from last wek). ) (Continued fM t llAITEIl VII. ANDT bad secretly enjoyed the commotion caused by tbe lit tle clrcua rlter being left In tbe parson, at Orat he- nne of her Inborn love of nilnchlef uid later berauna I'olly bad become eoond In ber heart only to tha paator. She went alwut her work, crooning fa.ftl.r during the data vt I'olly'e con- vu " ' - 1 hji far I Haft lift vnlittottc. Thi Oir, sternly oi ori ' . ' . . . t :i,e raator reading aloml In the pretty V,.T''" h' ' 1 ! Attend Races at Corvallls Independence Is well represented at the meet of thhe Corvallls Driving Club Association which opened In that city yesterday and which will continue through today and Satur day. Among the stables represented from this city are those of C. A. Mc Laughlin, including Kamsack, Misty Pride, Carl Paud, the Princess; Pete Cook's stable of harness horses; Ru pert Dickinson, with a stable of gal lopers, while W. W. Percival will be represented by the Independence stal lion stable. The sporting fraternity of Independence is putting great re liance in the ability of Mr. McLaugh lin's stables to sustain the reputa tton of Independence and Polk coun ts In the Corvallis meet and are tanking on his returning home with flying colors and a good fat weasel skin. window overhead wns romimnr. She would often climb the stairs to tell them some bit of Tillage golp ami le::ve them laughing at a quaint enra nent about some lniil"ltlve slater of tbe churrh who had happened to luror tier dlapleaaure. As spring came on liouglaa rarrled Polly down to tbe aunllt garden be neath tbe window, and Mandy flut tered about arranging the cushion with motherly solicitude. More days slipped by sod Polly began : creep through the little, soft leaved tree at the back of the rburob and to look for the deep, blue, sweet scented violets. When she was able Iktuglaa took ber with hint to visit some of tbe outlying bouaea of the poof- "r woman s Instinct was quirk to per relre msny small needs In their live that be bad overlooked and to auggeHt hjple. Inexpeuxlve Joys that made them her devoted friends. Their evenings were divided between making plans for then unfortannten nod reading aloud from tbe Bible or other books. When Polly gained courage, Douglas sometimes persuaded her to read to him, and tbe little corrections that he made at these times soon became noticeable In her manner of speech. She was so eager, so starved for knowledge that she drsnk It as faat as be could give It It was during tbelr talks about grammar that Mandy generally fell asleep In ber rocker, ber unfinished sewing still In ber lap. When a letter came from Jim and Toby It was always shared equally by Mandy and Haaty, Polly and tbe pas tor. But at last a letter came from .lira only, and Donglas, who was asked to read It. faltered and stopped after the first few words. nuch to It-be Jut e.'m.', tlrr.l an' leaceftil like. I'm s'nd be ar.M what te did.' he said. uohiiIm' the roii She know, abe allua know a.' be wliN H-red, nienlu' you. Poll, an' Iheu he waa on bla wsy. He'd alrea.lv give me what aaa aaved up for you. an' I'm aendln It along with tun" A blue moiiev order for -" had flui tered from the envelop when Ioiitla oeiied It. "1 got everything ready afore 1 went on tbe next day. an' I went up an' le eoo! oil the hill where It hMked a wife e.ittl she'd put aouie flow era on It now an' then. It waa yon whtit m1e me think o' that. Poll. aue It Beeined to me what you would 'a' done. Vou al ius so daffy about flowers, you an' hi m. "I gueea tbla letter's too long for me to be a-naj In' mu h about the show, but the 'leap-a-death' girl got ber n la pit week, hue waan't strong enough for the Job nohow. I done what 1 rould for brr outside tbe show. Yane I knowed how you was alius a-feelln' 'bout her. I guess the 'leap-a-Ueath'a husband Is golu to Jump bla Job soon If be gets enough aaved up. Vauae him an' Barker can't hit It off no more. We got a good deal o' trouble among the anlmala too. None o" the snakes la sheddln' like they ought to. an' Jumbo's a-carryln' a sixteen foot band age around that trunk o' hls'n 'rauae be got too freah with Trtxy'e grub the other night, an' tbe new giraffe's got the croup in that seven foot neek o' hls'n. 1 guess you'll think 1 got the pip for fair tbis time, eo I'll Just get on to myself now an' cut this abort I'll be wrltln' you sg'ln when we hit Morgsn town. "YOm OLD MDVVER JIM." Douglas laid the letter gently on the table, bis hand atlll renting upon It. He looked helplessly at the little, shrunk en figure In tbe opposite chair. Polly bad made no sound, but ber bead bnd allnped lower and lower, and she now sat very quietly with ber face In her hands. 8he had been taught by 'looy and Jim never to whimper. "What a plucky lot they arer thought Douglas as be considered these three lonely souls, each accepting whatever fate brought with no rebel lion or even surprise. It was a strange Announcement of Summer School The Enterprise has Just received -the May number of the University of Oregon Bulletin which announces the lummer school to be held at the Uni versity from June 28 to August 6. The announcement is important to teachers of Oregon in that the sum mer session is conducted practically -free of charge in their interests at a time when it is possible for them to attend. In the past the larger part Of those attending have been teach ers. The university believes that It can extend its advantages of library, laboratory, equipment and teaching force in no better way than through the summer school. The courses of fered for teachers cover the greater tiumber of the subjects required in the state examinations. Opposed as Cruel and Inhuman. O. A. Kramer, who attended the meeting of the State Jewelers' Asso ciation at Portland last week reports that a feature of the meeting which caused comment was the passage of a resolution condemning the metaliz lng of horned toads and other small animals to be used in Jewelry. While It is not known that this peculiar form of adornment is used In Inde pendence It is stated that in some places it has become quite a fad. The process by which the unfortu nate animals are transformed into Jewelry is quite ingenious, but also exceedingly cruel. The live toad Is dipped into a hot acid solution and is then ready for plating with the metal desired. The result Is a very life like bangle or pin, hut as the suffer ings of the animal before it dies must be Intense the humane side of the Jewelers has caused them to unite Jn an effort to stop thf practice. .u r mtntnm in which these cbll- 'It's no use my tryln' to keep It from , of the amugement arena ,0UKht and lost They came and went like phantoms, with as little consciousness of their own best Interests as of the great, moving powers of tbe world about them. They felt no throes of envy, no bitterness. They loved and worked and "went their way." For once the pastor was powerless In the presence of grief. Both he and Mandy left the room quietly, feeling that Polly wished to be spared the outburst of tenrs that a sympathetic word might bring upon her. They al lowed her to remain alone for a time; then Mandy entered softly with a ten der good nlgbt, and Douglas followed her cheerily as though nothing at all had happened. It was mady weeks before Polly again became a companion to Douglas and Mandy. but they did not Intrude upon her grief. They waited patiently for the time when youth should again assert Itself and bring back their laughing mate to them. yon any longer. Poll." the letter began, "We ain't got Toby with us do more. He didn't have no accident; It wasn't that He Just seemed kinder sick an' allln' like ever since the night we bad to leave you behind. I used to get blm warm drinks an' things an 'try to pull him through, but he was always a-chlllln' and a'acbln. If It wasn't one thing It was another. I done all I knowed you'd 'a' wanted me to, an' tbe rest of the folks was mighty white to him too. I guess they kinder felt bow lonesome be was. He couldn't get no more laughs In the show, so Barker had to put on another man with him. That kinder hurt him, too, I s'pose, an' showed him the way that things was a-goin'. It was just after that he wrote the parson a-tellln' him to never let you come back. He seemed to 'a' got an idee in his bead that you was happier where you was. He wouldn't let me tell you 'bout his feelln rocky, 'cause be thought It might mebbe As sprinq came m Iiounlm carried Polly down to ttie sun l i t garden. make you come back. 'She's difTrunt from us,' be was alius a-sayln'. 1 never spected to keep 'er.' " D0uski8 stopped. I'olly was waiting, ber face white and drawn. He had not told her of Toby's letter because with it had come a request to "say nothin' ter the kid." He felt that Polly was controlling ben-elf with an effort until he should reach the end of Jim's letter, ho he hurried on. . "The parson's "prnilee didn't pet to him none too quick." he read. "That seemerl to be what he was waltin' for. He give up the night it come, an' I got hfm a little room in a hotel arter the show" an let one of the other fel lers cet the stuff out o' town, so's I could pr.-'?' with him np to the firtah. Tt n.me round nx itiln' There .rtit w CHAPTER VIII. HEN Polly understood that To by was actually gone It seem ed to her that she could never laugh again. She had been too young to realize the lnevltableness of death when It came to her mother, and now she could scarcely believe that Toby would never, never come back to her. She felt that she must be able to drag him back; that she could not go on without him. She wanted to tell him how grateful she, was for all his care of her. She thought of the thousand little things that she might have done for him. She longed to recall every Impatient word to blm. His gentle, reproachful eyes were always haunting her. "You must n. ... .... 1 J 1 1 "V" . , . come oacK, xoDy: sne i-neu. ioo must!" Tt was only when body and mind had worn themselves out with yearning that a numbness at last crept over her, and out of this grew a gradual con- lousness of things about her and a returning sense of her obligation to otherH. She , tried to answer m ner old, smiling way and to keep her mind upon what they were saying instead of letting It wander away to the pnt. Donglas and Mandy were overjoyed to see the color creeping back to ber cheeks. She Joined the pastor again In his visits to the poor. The women of the town would often see them passing and would either whisper to each other, shrug their shoulders or lift their eyebrows with smiling Insinua tions, but Polly and the pastor were too much absorbed in each other to take much notice of what was going on about them. They bad not gone for their walk today because Mandy had needed Polly to help make ready for the social to be held In the Sunday school room to night Earlv in the afternoon Tolly lia! eit IKiuglaa aliut bimw ll up ill the inly, aii.l alio waa sure thai he a the Hf rhiMrrr i...,m,I in ii lb way fioirt avltuui f I Mmi.h new loaile rwoklre she UwS h-r i iKioninry irlck to gel Ihem aay Tun; lou're II r he arWl and !' d ihd oul the a. k tloor, pureurd b the laushlog. reaming fingaier Mi n. It followed the children to lb'' poll li nl l'd lM.kln after them li e tun. I Mile baud eurrli'd about H"' k jurd. daried In and out anion Hie ire.-, then up III able of I lie wood eil bill, Jul Uvond the t linn h. The li'iivea oil. e nior were red ami yellow on the Ireea. but blay the alt a irm mid lh lil'dren were wear Inc I heir iiiiiiner ilre"M". Polly'a IIMh glrllh njuie hol.i'il eliiitwt tall l oniinrloii with the children about her. 8he won a plnl'i. elinplo gown white. hli h Mandy had helped her rniKe. It hid I t nit aiiUle leniiU for Polly aa mow aeventeen. II rpl.ilut, old fiih'o"iHl manner, her act I oua eyea mid b. r trl k of knotting h heaw' brown hair lw on her a ' made her m Ider. M in i; wal.ed until the children h HHapiieared over - M" himtllni- rl'.iolll. looking for loe te ladder which Hafy bad left under the vt.o of the porch. It had been a bti. day at the parsonage. A social alway mennt pern-hBf bn for Manor ! called sharply to llaaty aa he ram. down the path w hich made a short cu to the village. "So's youe back, la yoT ahe Bl;el aarcnutlcally. "Sure I's back." answered iUtlv good naturedly as he sank upon an empty box that had held aome things for the social and pretended to wipe the peraplratlon from his forehend. "Maaaa John done send yo' to de poatofflce two hours ago," aald Mandy as she took tbe letters and papera from bla hand. "Five minute Is plenty ob time for any nigger to do dat Job." I done been detained." naaty drawled. "Youae always 'talned when dr"t any work a-goln' on." Mandy snapped at blm. "Whar's Mlas PoilyT naaty asked. Ignoring Mandy's reference to work. "Noblier yo' mind 'bout Mlas Polly. She don't want ro Jea' yo' done fetch that stepladder Into de Sunday school room." -But I wants ber." Hasty Insisted "I's been on very "tlcular business hat she ought to know 'bout" "Business V she repeated. "What kind ob bnslnesa?" 'I eot to Ox de Sunday school room." said naaty as he perceived ber grow ing curiosity. You come beah. nigger!" Mandy railed, determined that none of tbe village doings should escape ber. "Out wld It!" "Well. It's 'bout de circus," Hasty answered, seating himself again on tbe box. "Dey's showln' in Wakefield to night an' next month day's comln' here." "Dat same circus what Mlsa Tolly used to be wldf Mandy's eyea grew larjje with curiosity. (Continued next week) l ack 4 Ike ektef r ut Ike ImmIv la ,Uk la the Utaia el Ule. A efcaia ' atroaier tkaa Hs weakeal hak, Ike Ixxlf i irowler ! weak! or.a. If there te weakaeae cl iioiwaek. liver lea, there U weak l.ak i- Ihe ebaia ol hie mktck aaav imp at ear H"e. Ollea ibie e-elle " weakaeM " i earned k Uek ol utrilioa, the reaull ol weakaeM er di f Ihe atumach a ad olher ergaaa ol diglioa sad eulriiioe. Iheaee ea weakarn of Ihe alomarb aad lie allied organs are cured by Ihe e ol 1'ieree'a troldee Matlieal I)iMovrr. Km ihe wawk er diteawd "' ' cured. dieaa ol olher eriawa which ttm reaiole I rum ihe eloaaack bul ' have iheir onia la s diteaMd eoaduiua of Ihe alooiacb aad iker eraaa ol dialioa a ad eelntioa, are eared aim, re efeea mam kmm m utfmi efeaeae. Tate le eere Tmma44 "Oaeer. err" aaer re m etreatf ( m etrva-i aerfy. Givbn Avar. 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