Independence enterprise. (Independence, Or.) 1908-1969, April 30, 1920, Image 2

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oberi J.C.Stead
Kitchener, and other poCfms hy InrtnMyet
Miiirt ami hi"i
CHAPTER IX. Continued.
Night had settled when Dave left
the office. A soft wind blow from the
southwest; June was in the atr. June
too, was In Dave's heart as he walked
the few blocks to his bachelor quar
ters. What of the drab Injustice of
business? Let him forget that : now it
was night . . .and she had called
him Dave.
He dressed with care. It was not
until he was about to leave his rooms
that he remembered he must dine
alone ; he had been dressing for her,
unconsciously. The realization brought
him up with something of a shock.
"This will never do." he said. "1
can't eat alone tonight, nnd I can't ask
Eeenie, so soon after the incident with
her mother. I know liert Morrison."
He reached for the telephone and
rang her number.
Her number did not answer, lie
thought of Edith Duncan. But Edith
lived at home, and it was much too
late to extend a formal dinner invita
tion. There was nothing for it but
" ml
was so glad you happened In. You
have had wonderful experiences. Mr.
Conward is charming. Isn't he?"
Dave did not know whether the
compliment to Conward was a per
sonal matter concerning his partner
or whether It was to be taken as a
courtesy to the firm. In either case he
rather resented it. lie wondered what
Irene would think of this "ennobling"
business In tlw drub days of disillu
sionment that must soon sweep down
upon them. But Irene apparently did
uot miss his answer.
"We shall soon be settled," she said
as Mrs. Hardy and Conward were seen
approaching. "Then you will colne
and visit us?"
"I will Reenle," he whispered, ami
he was sure the color that mounted
to her cheeks held no tinge of displeasure.
Dave Paused for a Moment, but in
That Moment His Eye Fell on Con
to eat alone. He suddenly became
conscious of the jrreat loneliness of
his bachelor life. The charm of bach
elorhood was a myth which only need
ed contact with the gentle atmosphere
M r cc if i i 1
He took his hat and coat and went
Into the street. It was his custom to
take his meals at a modest eating-
place on a side-avenue, but tonight he
directed his steps to the best hotel the
city afforded. There was no wisdom
in dressing for an event unless he was
going to deflect his course somewhat
from the daily routine.
The dining hall was a blaze of light.
Dave paused for a moment, awaiting
the beck of a waiter, but in that mo
ment his eye fell on Conward, seated
at a table with Mrs. Hardy and Irene.
CJonwara had seen him and was mo
tioning to him to join them. The sit
uation was embarrassing, and yet de
lightful. He was glad he had dressed
for dinner.
"Join us, Elden," Conward said, as
he reached their table. "Just a little
dinner to celebrate today's transaction.
You will not refuse to share to that
Dave looked at Mrs. Hardy. Ilad he
been dealing with Conward and Mrs.
Hardy alone he would have excused
himself, but he had to think of Irene.
That is, he had to justify her by being
correct in his manners.
"Do join us," said Mrs. Hardy. It
ws evident to Mrs. Hardy that it
would be correct for her to support
Mr. Couward's Invitation.
"You are very kind." said Dave as
he seated himself. "I had not hoped
for this pleasure." And yet the
pleasure was cot unmixed. He felt
that Conward had outplayed him. It
was Conward who had done the gra
cious thing, and Dave could not pre
vent Conward doing the gracious
thing without himself being ungracious.
After dinner they sat In the lounge
room, and Conward beguiled the time
with stories of sudden wealth which
had been practically forced upon men
who were now regarded as the busi
ness framework of the country. As
these worthies strolled through the
richly furnished room, leisurely
smoking their after-dinner cigars, Con
ward would make a swift summary of
their rise from liveryman, cow
puncher, clerk or laborer to their
present affluence, occasionally appeal
ing to Dave to corroborate bis state
ments. It was particularly distaste
ful to Elden to be obliged to add his
word to Conward's in such matters,
for, although Conward carefully re
frained from making any direct ref
erence to Mrs. Hardy's purchase the
inference that great profits would ac
crue to her therefrom was very ob
vious. Elden was glad when Mrs. Hardy
remembered that she must not remain
up late. Her physician had prescribed
rest. Early to bed, you know. Dave
had opportunity for just ft word with
Irene before they left.
"How did this happen tonight?" he
asked, with the calm assumption of
one who has a right to know.
"Oh, Mr. Conward telephoned an In
vitation to mother," she explained; "I
Elden lost no time in making his
first call upon the Hardys. Irene re
ceived him cordially, but Mrs. Hardy
evinced no more warmth than propri
ety demanded. Elden, however, al
lowed himself no annoyance over
that. A very much greater grievance
had been thrust upon his mind. Con
ward had preceded him and was al
ready a guest of the Hardys.
Dave knew Conward well enough
to know that purpose always lay be
hind his conduct, and during the small
talk with which they whiled away an
hour his mind was reaching out
acutely, exploring every nook of pos
sibility, to arrive if it could at some
explanation of the sudden Interest
which Conward was displaying iu the'
Hardys. These explanations narrowed
down to two almost equally unpala
table. Conward was deliberately set
ting about to capture the friendship,
perhaps the affection, of either Mrs.
Hardy or Irene. Strangely enough,
Elden was more irritated by the for
mer alternative than by the latter.
Perhaps this attitude was due to sub
conscious recognition of the fact that
ho had much more to fear from Con
ward as a suitor for the hand of Mrs.
Hardy than as a rival for that of
Irene. Conward as a prospective
father-In-law was a more grievous
menace to his peace of mind than
Conward as, a defeated rival.
The more he contemplated this as
pect of the case the less he liked it.
To Conward the affair could be noth
ing more than an adventure, but it
would give him a position of a sort
of semi-paternal authority over both
Irene and Elden.
When at length Mrs. Hardy began
to show signs of weariness Irene
served coffee and cake, and the two
men, taking that as an intimation that
their welcome had run down, but
would rewind itself If not too con
tinually drawn upon, left the house to
gether. On their way they agreed that
it was a very delightful night.
Dave turned the situation over In
his mind with some impatience. Irene
had now been in the city for several
weeks, and he had had opportunity
for scarce a dozen personal words
with her. Was he to be balked by
such an insufferable chaperonage as It
seemed the purpose of Mrs. Hardy
and Conward to establish over his
love affair? No. In the act of un
dressing he told himself, "No," suit
ing to the word such vigor of behavior
that in the morning he found his
shoes at opposite corners of the room.
Several days passed without any
word from Irene, and he had almost
made up his mind to attempt another
telephone appointment, when he met
her, quite accidentally, in the street
She had been shopping, she said. The
duty of household purchases fell
mainly upon her. Her mother rested
in the afternoons
How about a cup of tea," said
Dave. "And a thin sandwich? And
a delicate morsel of cake? One can
always count on thin sandwiches and
delicate morsels of cake. Their func
tion Is purely a social one, having no
relation to the physical requirements."
"I should be very glad," said Irene
They found a quiet tearoom. pcn
they were seated Dave, witiiout pre
liminaries, plunged Into the subject
nearest his heart.
"I have been wanting an opportu
nity to talk to you wanting it for
weeks," he said. "But it always
"Always seemed that you were
thwarted," Irene completed his
thought "You didn't disguise your
annoyance very well the other night."
"Do you blame me for being an
noyed?" "No. But 'I rather blame you for
showing It. You see I was annoyed
"Then you had nothing to do with
with bringing about the situation that
"Certainly not. Surely you do not
think that I would that I would"
"I beg your pardon, Reenle," said
Dave, contritely. "I should have
known better. But It seemed such a
strong coincidence."
She was toying with her cup, and
for once her eyes avoided him. "Yon
should hardly think, Dave," she ven
tured "you should hardly conclude
that what has been, you know, gives
you the right entitles you"
i i
"Marriage Means So Much More to a
Woman Than It DoestoaMan. You
Don't Think So, but It Does."
who made love with the same serious
purpose as he had employed In the
other projects of his successful life.
Had it not been for some strange
sense of shame some fear that too
ready capitulation might be mistaken
for weakness she would have surren
dered then.
"I think tliat is best," she managed
to say. "We will let our acquaintance
ship ripen."
He rose and helped her with her
light wrap. Ills fingers touched her
hand and it seemed to him the battle
was won. . . . But he had prom
ised not to reopen the subject.
In the street he said, "If you will
wait a moment I will take you home
in my car."
Have an Elephant Stew.
An elephant's foot takes longer to
cook than any other meat. To make
it tender It must be boiled for thirty
she hours.
A Coryzatic Word.
We never run across the word "hen.
domadal" without thinking of a cold
iu iug ueaa.
"To a monopoly of your attentions?
Perhaps not. Hut it Rives me the
right to n fair chance to win a monop
oly of your attentions."
-'ukln low and earnestly,
n., i deep, rich timbre
in It i. almost fright
ened her. V -iot resent his
straight forwarding t ic folt that ho
was already insert In' -is claim upou
her, and there was something tender
and delightful Iu the souse of being
claimed by such a man,
"I must have a fair chance to win
that monopoly," he repeated. "How
did It happen that Conward wns pres
ent?" "I don't know. It Just happened.
A little after you telephoned mo he
called up and asked for mother, and
the next thing I knew she said ho was
coming up to spend the evening."
Dave dropped Into a sudden reverie.
It was not so remarkable as It seemed
that Conward should have telephoned
Mrs. Hardy almost immediately after
he had used the line. Conward's tele
phone and Dave's were ou the same
circuit; it was a simple, matter for
Conward, If he had happened to lift
the receiver during Dave's conversa
tion with Irene, to overhear all that
was saldl That might happen acci
dentally; at least It might begin In
nocently enough. The fact that Con
ward had acted upon the Information
indicated two things: first, that he
had no very troublesome sense of
honor which Pave had Ions: suspect
ed and, second, that he had delib
erately planned a conlllction with
Dave's visit to the Hardy home. This
indicated a policy of some kind; a
scheme deeper than Dave was as yet
able to fathom. He would nt least
guard against any further eavesdrop
ping on his telephone.
lie took a card from his pocket and
made some llgures on It. "If you
should have occasion to call me nt the
office at any time please use that num
ber and ask for me," lie said. "It Is
the accountant's nuiaber. 'There's a
The cups were empty; the sand
wiches and cake were gone, but they
lingered on.
"I have been wondering," Dave ven
tured, at length, "just where I stand
with you. You remember our agree
ment?" She averted her eyes but her voice
was steady. "You have observed the
terms?" she said.
"Yes, In all essential matters. I
come to you now, in accordance with
those terms. You said that now we
would know. Now I know;, know us
I have always known since those won
derful days in the foothills; those
days from which I date my existence."
"I realize that I owe you an answer
now, Dave," she said frankly. "And I
find it very hard to make that answer.
Marriage means so much more to a
woman than it does to a man. . . .
Don't misunderstand me, Dave. 1
would be ashamed to say I doubt my
self or that I don't know my mind,
but you and I are no longer boy and
girl. We are man and woman now.
And I just want time just want time
to be sure that that"
"I suppose you are right," he an
swered. "I will uot try to hurry your
decision. I will only try to give you
an opportunity to know to be sure,
as you said. Then, when you are sure,
you will speak. I will not reopen the
His words had something of the
ring of an ultimatum, but no endear
ments that his lips might have ut
tered could have gripped her heart so
surely. She knew they were the
words of a man in deadly earnest, a
man who bad himself in hand, a man
Greatest Quantity at Lowest
Cost for Production Makes
Dairying Profitable.
Produced More Milk Butterfat
on Pasture, SiUgo and Roughafl
Thai When Fed Gram Feed
Stuff Grown on Farm.
not ivietlst
.st p.i.x-ilHe
, In pioiliic
ttointll of
many ilimj-
(Troimre.! hv (! full'"! St.itf
mciii er Ati i
Profitable tin t lug doc
hi luoduclni; tlio pvalc
tiuaailty of milk.
U ilocs consist, however
lug the greatest possible
milk at the lowest 1'osslbb
To produce mure i
men feed too much grain, ami V"'' "I'
stupendous feed lulls, l'.ul the grain
does not always In. Tense the ll-ov of
milk above what it would have be.ii
without Rniln, ei."i.:h to - "' dif
ference In the feed hill. Ia'r spechil
IMS of tin- t'nite.l States department
of ngrctilt in- b.-li.-M' ili:it ! II1MI
oases mere grain H t'.-d to dairy cm
that can le Justitie.l by the refill's it,
mill; and
If your neighbor lold yen that hN
cow, (bat had not eaten a pound of
-ruin for a "bole year, id d :t,o"'
p.. utnls more milk un-l W puun-ls more
I. ilthTfnt than she oyer did when fed
the regular grain n. roilwu'e ration
well, what would you believe If your
neighbor told yott that? And yet,
that bus actually happened. At leu-!,
that Is substantially tie1 story the
I "lilted Slates department nt agricul
ture tells about Its Hoist. en e.o,
I I. den Hlkjo t alum 1 1 v HVOT.
I'p to the time Helen u.t-t e
years old. she bad always I a
a k'rain, Mlae, ami i-..iig!i:'i:e ra!
iind the best she ha. I ever -Jf
11.77S.2 pounds of milk mel '.''
pounds of liuttct'l'at. Wb
ei-lit years old, that I"
spring of 11U It was dee;
her no grain for it ear.
Important ThrtShcap RajaH Cn"
couraoed Whr Condition. Ar.
Suitable for It
(rwp,.J l-v tHt tM-'t-
moot of Arleltro)
-I nm net ttmt generi.1
cmnpnlgn ,"lu,,,;r,
H,na ! farm -tocU ef M I' - ""-
u.dcM the rich for mh
hu effort Is flrxl l-refared. mU VT.
j U Voider rhicr 'f I'"' Nri-nu
..nlinul hula-try. In "''IreM -J"
(be Mere Sheep More Wool ,,. Utlol).
.Tln-re must he i-tablis!..-.! a tuH.utur
understand!!. 'f Prl.a 1-'" '"'
perlemcl slu-epmeu re HUely to take
for grunted.
"With dairy herds we tin. I that l-ent
nll.,l,.ls of pio.liielion s.Mota prevail
vben only a f-w '" fe I"-
iTbe owner of a very -iu.!l l.-rd U not
i often latere. I. -.1 iii !'t' Irillitf.
j feeding or d;s- a-e .-Mi..:. He U Ift
'. u I'.al when he ha n herd
I of a lor.en rows ,-r more he become
j smI t.. a great dairy bu-dtte.
' "So with flic. p. We must nlui, It nj
! pears to t. e. tli tan. It f..r nt In
! crease It. the number of tt-'Us ustilj lit
i crease la the i.'i".l- r of -' . .-!' k.-pt t-y
1 men who ar-' r. a! !,. ph-rd- or l.iivt
1 the ipi.-illili a'loiis nlid desire to l
ne vhephel Is. .V.r ' hould we fof
' K.t ttait (una. rs in t..T;ii may lt
' , u rsa'Ue -i-h t:d ! n prelHnMo
a full 1- months
and r. ullage,
proilneeil H-i1' 1
-ITU.'.'I pounds of
a rr it
experiment was
ley, Mont.
A Revolutionary Cow.
Helen may properly he relVired to
as a revolutionary cow. S.'tno oilier
cows, In cow-testing assneiatii'iis and
els'.'W here, have shown similar tend
encies. Anil the result Is that the
dairy specialist are urging dairymen
to see if it Is not possible lo produce
milk and butter wlth.oit f him so
much grain ns Is rnmi'midy f.-d.
' -1
n - tie wa- j ( ,y . t'
U 111 !!" i j V J
led !.. feed .vXj4
on pasture, si i v .
And tliaf year j frS y
pounds of ml:l, I 1 f . x
!-.!i.-rfa Tlo ! V ' ' ' ' .".'V'-
1 out nt Hun! I "ti7
it ...-t-rM V- . " J
! r ' ' '
The basis of sinves?
Ing Is now said to be t'
on the stuff that the
Instead of buying a grot,
and othiT conceiiiiaies.
man should plan bis f.-.
growing to take care
bus, instead of buying
fnl dairv
feed the cms
farm prn.Iu'-es
t deal of is'niiti
The dniry-
.-.liiig and erop
f I be herd lo
lls the I; I
Select the Individual! of the Founda
tion Flock with the Greatett of Cire.
flock of Bbei-p to their I resent live
stock. It K therefore, Important that
sheep raising t..- i !ii-..i;riigi 1 chiefly
where tin' land and ih.-r c tidltloli
lire suitable fur it."
arises for more feed, lie sloe'd do
vote special attention to bavin- the
right kind of pasture and the right
kind of roughage. If P.- . annot -i-.e.v
Produced Mori; AV. Without
Grain Than With It.
' lial can
y lupins t.r
alfalfa, say, h- slmuld
be dono toward g'rouln
cowpeass oi somt; (aner rouna-.-e crop
that will supply the protein need, d.
Caring for Pasture Pays.
In the old days, when a enw (,n !
he fed on uriiin ami roughage at
or $0 a month, there was no great in
ducement to take care of pastures.
I'ut today It costs from $." to is::n a
month to feed a cow on grain am!
roiighntro. Attention devoted to pas
ture, therefore, pays bigg'.-r dividends
than formerly. I htlryinen used lo fig
ure that they must g.-t ?l." a year
from every acre of land in pnxiuro,
end this meant thai the acre had to
pasture a cow for I hrec inonl hs. Now,
If the .same acre pastures a cow only
one month, It produces lis .h". If it
pastures a cow for three months It
Is prodijeing .f 15 ft year. Ami if,,,
price of pasture land has not Increas
ed In that proportion. Th.Tefnre, ev
ery day Hint the cow Is kept on pas
ture means a saving of money in the
dairyman. It pays, nowadays, to lake
care of the pastures. Ami It pays
equally well to take care of the rough
age. Pasture, forage, sllnjge these
things are the essentials In dairy pro
I One of Purposes ll to Eliminate
! Scrub Sirei and Rtplaco Them
S With Purebredi.
J Fiffy-nli.o live d. bio.-d.-rn' iicso
I elation, with a r- j-eiti-d inc!uhcrdilii
J of l.rci, vs ere org!iiil.i"i if.irlng the
last ti-eal y. ar with tl.e ,-;p of tho
l.liltt-d Stales d.-par'ieei,! .,f agrlcul-
; ture exteii.sion sj-o. ial; -n j;i uddltlotj
! numerous n,. c-,i!..( w,.r orgniilzeit
, niiiotig the .(, i i;ie! girl.. Mmh of
llio work Is I. ,!,.h.. p. p-glorm
Whore the he, f-i all ,. ,,.;, ,!,y U prilC
tleally pew.
I Hie of the pu: p-i-e (,f (.,.( f jttt 1
I'Xt.-nsioli fielhi'i.--, l to elltlllmtltt
I Kt-niS loi'ls 2 i.d r. plaee Hi. !lt with
I pur.-or. ds of g.l quality. The fed-
eiin ,oi..ei , ( o-up. i n!e v. I'll the state
agricultural eollees through (heir cx
teiis:!,,,, iK,,nM IUld pitrlleulurly with
county iietit ;.
Heavy Ration Fed to Younr, AnimiU
Has Tendcnt to Cause Re
rieated Scouring.
YoUPg Cfllves m,,l, r v ..). .1..
J ' ' "Ml HU
j hot lo-nelH from lieavy elj.,.,,. rn.
Hon, hecause on ..,H., yom,K nll(.
"Oils It. 1ms tetld. licv to i-ihk, r...
! pouted semiring, Jt ,.,,11, however bo
satisfactorily fed to eves bet wee,,' Hx
Initio l.u ,1 ,wl . .
' ' j on r t.iii, provided It
limited to a small ,,,,1- say not
"ore than one third -of (be w,dKlit of
the entire ration.
Commercial Breeders Have Discover
ed Importance of Green Food in
Ration of Fowls.
Imperative That Animal. Cc ir. Proper
Condition Prior to L,v.,bln3 for
Best Rebults.
TtlH during theHMehi,,,,,,,,,.,,,,, lmt
the greatest .Iem,,mH ,.,. ,.,
fiWCM. mill In f.r1... t. .
ri coi.illiu.i. t "
V Ml ill! I .
their systems It Is ,.
to ser; to It that they ,-,
Hon of flesh prior it,
it'i'i drain on
'oHsnry for tih
' in fund eondl-
The most Important, discovery the
commercial breeders; have tatide in nl0
past few years towards hoIvIiik tri()
winter epg problem has been the dls.
covery of the value of green food n a
tender, succulent form In the ration.
Young Anlmala Must Be Fed for
Period In Dry Lot on Harvested
rccas ror Top Price.
While it Is entirely possible to make
rjonoy ont of hnbs hy f,w!h,i ,
Ircdy m hofieIdH,yet to niaho market
toppers they munt bo fed for period
feeders combing flel.l feeding ani
dry-lot feeflLntlLtho same, time,
Among lh fjvorHiwiy
. .-.... . , v
mat with aucctM f tar
log doubla roti. . ont),
tlaa nd ha won htr t wtt
tha heart, of the patron
Ttn man who ha i c J
Mitla ftt ijol ( 1 1 litis
Tho 'Mrummrr," ! w a
In !. ! Alitl lllr 1 (i hMt4,
It l.rt t thl lt. h m U K
Thm rut'a l .. h Isk,
lt' Jil lhl (. lit
I wt.nt 'r roftntj
'Twouhl tif t rinrr, tmUli
Ana Ktv lha wori.l r4.
U Hi h dot lnte-t ! wtk1;
Couldn't Stand Efj
A tnno had Jut walkwlE
A lrl I'IIt the milt ttait"
of It uvrr her left fli'tultSff.
A hoy hiul Jitit kicked it
that crod the r.'tel.
rrovhlenrft .iille. tltiwoltr
"My toi't won't ttandisn
'ns luto," It anhl
"What ia meant Ifl!
aiDtr hdlio, 'mm
doctor', bill.?'
"It matin, that thotku
thair monajr initead tl f
their bill, ara rfrW V.
attendant at
01, VOIL.
From rucit1 Matnn 10 Oolltau
Dhoio rMil eiurr It unfufW
And evtiry Jll-ahow in th !: -
beat movlca In tha uf
a Oil Stovta.
Ono tlnm In rarele '
I.uther Utirhnnh. the willkf
hlp-croHNiT, cotirelved Ihr Ki
mlMchlfVAUH Idea of m'
glow-worm ami the nkutik.
'l'lm rettult wan nn oil niort
The hyhrhl Inherited IW
the low-worm and II tnm
the Hlttink.
When one retlreH In ft!1
illntorlfHM, roKlHtcrh-M W
front home, they unnwi
one of thoim kcrM"ie, Blrf'
Kumers In with him for cnnsp'1
Any time lie wnKe In th' ';
knowA the utovo In there, bw
oiui mnell It. ,
Ha In k1ik It doesn't W
heat, for mnellx Htnell
u wnrtn room Hum In 8 co'""'
Thev hiiv there lire o t"
wnnii ono. Hut we hve v'