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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 26, 1915)
By ALVAH JORDON GARTH.
Nod Bartels was a reporter (or the
Empire Commercial Agency. By
chance or mluchance he had fallen in
love with a most estimable young
' Thin was Llllie Wayne. Her father
was wealthy. That fact did not make
her despise Ned, who was poor. He
had a chance for her company with
half a dozen other social admirers.
Ned wag aware, however, that her fa
ther wag not so democratic In his
leanings as his sole child and heiress.
One morning the superintendent of
the Empire called Ned to his private
office. He held a telegram in big
"Bartels," he said, "here Is a spe
cial by wire. Robert Wayne know of
"Oh, yes," nodded Ned, somewhat
flustered at being thus brought In
close business contact with the father
of his Inamorata "quite well."
"All right, look him up a little, get
an estimate on him and hand In the
report so we can telegraph it this aft
ernoon." Ned departed on his mission. He
was an expert In his line. He soon
feathered up the antecedents of Mr.
wayne, saw his bank, and according
to what he learned felt safe In quot-
!ng the subject on a quarter of a mil
ion dollar basis and In high credit
Standing. Then fortified with the es
sentials for his report he proceeded to
the office of Mr. Wayne. U was mere
ly as a matter of form, but it was a
rule of the agency that In all cases
where possible the reporter should
personally Interview the party under
The extent of Ned's acquaintance
with Mr. Wayne was an Informal In
troduction at a reception at his home.
Ned naturally felt Impressed at the
thought of Interviewing the father of
jhls adored one. He dressed In his
best, he figured out how he would ap
jproach Mr. Wayne so as to convey
,to him an Idea of the Importance and
'dignity of the Commercial Agency.
1 "Be seated, please. Mr. Wayne will
be at leisure shortly," the stenogra-
Suddenly Ned Started In the Chair.
pher In the office advised Ned, and
be stepped Into an ante-room.
Beyond It was the private office of
Mr. Wayne. Its transom was open.
Suddenly Ned Btarted In the chair In
'which he gat. Drifting through the
transom came a startling sentence.
"Mr. Wayne," spoke a voice, "you
ent for me for legal advice. As your
lawyer I am bound to tell you the
truth. You are on the rocks."
There was a low murmurlrg re
sponse. Then the lawyer went on:
"Let us not disguise the fact, for as
I have told you an Inspection ot your
books shows that you are Insolvent
The world thinks you wealthy. In
teallty, with the enormous debts you
owe, If thrown Into bankruptcy your
estate would not pay fifty cents on the
i An exclamation of desperate help
lessness reached Ned's appalled ears.
"My advice Is to call In your cred
itors, offer a composition, get two
years' time for the payment ot the
same, and by bard work you may pull
the business through."
Ned arose to hlB feet In sheer as
tonishment Bankrupt the man sup
posed by banks and the business com
munity to possess a million! Oh,
this was ghastly! A sensitive flush ot
shame passed over Ned's face as he
realized that he had unconsciously
played the part of the eavesdropper.
Then, a set look In his eyes, be
walked out of the place.
"Duty!" he breathed hoarsely, once
out In the street And then: "Poor
Ned winced as he realised that he
must aim a blow at the business stand
ing ot the father ot the girl he loved.
Hlg duty to the agency was plain and
clear, however. He wrote out the
facts of his discovery.
"Whew!" ejaculated hlg manager,
a he Inspected the report "We
wont tend this out generally till we
km made a closer Investigation. I
1 I '
Will send the details bv letter tn tha
InAfitfHnff ftli.a Talra K . M.Mna n.J
again tomorrow, Cartels, and go,
through It thoroughly." i
Ned was a good deal unnerved by'
tbe happenings ot the day. He found
himself unable to confine bis thoughts
to business. He was grieving over
the shock the failure of her father
must bring to Lillle.
At the same time, somehow he took
new heart of hope. It appeared to
bim as If a barrier had been removed
that of wealth. Now she was poor.
They were on an qual social foot
ing. "I'll do It!" he decided forcibly, and
he went to see pretty Llllie that same
afternoon. He spoke out boldly. He:
knew from the kweut delight In Lll
lie's eyes that she returned his love.'
When he spoke of living on his Um-j
lted salary, she -verred stanchly that
It was abundant too much!
What would Mr. Wayne say when
he knew of the engagement, Ned,
wondered. There was one point ot
assurance, however. It would comej
out that he had proposed to Lllllel
knowing that Bhe was poor as him-.
self. They could not chargehim wlthj
being after the fortune that no longer
"I'll wait a day and get up my!
nerve before I tell Mr. Wayne that I
am going to marry Llllie," Ned decid
ed, but that afternoon there came a
startling telephone message that ma
terially changed his plans.
A slip of paper on his desk an-,
nounced that "Robert Wayne wlshedi
to see the reporter who had written
him up the day previous." j
"I'm In for it!" cogitated the dis
turbed Ned. "I suppose I'll be raked
fore and aft for anticipating the fu
ture. Well, I did my duty anyway,
It goes, and I'll have to tell htm so."
"Oh, you are the reporter who Is
responsible for that precious screed
regarding the terrible condition of my
affairs, are you?" challenged Mr.
Wayne, as Ned was ushered Into his
Mutely and meekly Ned assented.
"Where did you get your Informa
tion?" Ned recited the circumstances,
frankly and with manliness. To his
profound amazement Mr. Wayne burst
Into a fit of the most uproarious laugh'
ter. His frame shook, the tears stood
In hlg eyes.
"I see it all now," he said, at length
controlling his risibilities. "Young
man, the conversation you overheard
through that transom was between
my lawyer and a brother of mine In
another city, but nothing could have
come about more fortunate for me
than your error.
"I do not understand," murmured
"Then I will explain: Some time
since I was lured Into subscribing
for $50,000 stock of a company I later
ascertained to be a fake concern. I
paid ten per cent down. They de
manded the balance. I sent an agent
down to them In another city to nego
tiate a compromise. He was ready to
offer fifty per cent. He advised me
they demanded all, and had sent for
a report You sent It under an error.
They Immediately settled for $10,000.
You saved me $30,000. What can I
do for you?"
As he spoke Mr. Wayne grasped
Ned's hand heartily. The latter blurt
"Llllie please, sir I We are en
gaged." "What how when!" gasped Mr.
"As soon as I learned she was poor,
"And ready to take a pauper and
her insolent old dad, eh?" railed Mr.
"Oh, you wonldn't stay down long,"
"And your fidelity to duty, even
under mistaken circumstances, pleases
ine," observed Mr. Wayne. "Well, it
shall be as Llllie says."
And Lillle had "said," already!
(Copyright 1914, by W. O. Chapman.)
MARKS OF VANISHING YOUTH
Absence of Eagerness Or Hops in the
Face la Always Sign of Ad
"Once that winter I encountered my
double on the Shelburne car line, rec
ognized her at once and disapproved
of her at sight! Yes, she was very
like. The eyes, the chin, the shape of
the face, were all as familiar as the
looking-glass. What was it that was
different and depressing?" The girl sat
In her corner while the car leisurely
Jogged downtown, studying the face of
the woman across the aisle. How did
one know she was anywhere from sev
en to twelve years one'a senior, since,
at that she was still young? What
betrayed It? Her Bkln was smooth,
her color fresh. Yet something, cer
tainly, wag very different Slowly it
dawned upon the girl. The elder face
showed no eagerness; It was no long
er avid ot life as was the face that
met her own tn the mirror, it was
done with expectation.
"That," said the girl to herself, "is
the real difference between us. That
Is what makes one grow old. But has
It got to come? If there's nothing
more to expect on earth, surely there's
all ot heaven left to hope for! Now,
If one could get that Into one's face"
Cornelia A, P. Comer, In the Atlan
tic Life's Controlling Powers.
The controlling powers In ,iuman
life are not Intellectual, but emotion
al. Logic may fail, science may fail
proofs may be discredited, philoso
phies given up, theologteg passed by;
but the heart's affections and aspira
tions abide forever. Samuel A. Eliot
F'tOM what source did the Poly
nesian race originally spring?
This is a question which has
vexed the minds of learned stu
dents ot the origin of races and
one which has never been satisfactor
ily answered, says Stuart B. Dunbar In
the San Francisco' Chronicle. The
Polynesian race In the accepted sense
of the word Is that race of people
which Inhabits the Tonga, Samoan,
Elllce, Cook, Society, Marquesas and
Hawaiian Islands. In former times,
however, all brown skinned peoples of
the Islands of the Pacific were errone
ously Included In the classification, de
spite the fact that their physical and
mental characteristics differ radically
from the inhabitants of the islands
The Hawalians, that branch of the
Polynesian race with which we of the
United States are most vitally con
cerned, and which can be taken as
typical representatives of the race,
show upon first inspection characteris
tics not to be found in any of the prim
itive peoples of the world. Appear
ance, customs, Intelligence, the ready
adaptability to civilized conditions all
TYPICAL SOUTH SEA
go to proclaim them as originally hav
ing descended from a highly cultured
and civilized stock, but, strange to re
late. Just what that original stock was
or from what portion ot tbe world it
migrated many centuries ago has
never been accurately decided by stu
dents, and through some freak of
chance not one of the hundreds of an
cient Hawaiian legends which have
been handed down through the gen
erations alludes to the part of the
world from which these people came.
May Be of Caucasian Descent.
Physically, the Hawaiian typifies his
race in being of a prepossessing ap
pearance, tall, symmetrically built and
handsome in both form and feature.
His color varies from dark brown to
almost white, while his features in
many cases show a European cast, a
fact which has given rise to the theory
that he is undoubtedly ot Caucasian
descent. This theory,' although for
many years scouted by students, grad
ually has come to be generally accept
ed, and although there are many who
maintain that it is without foundation,
the majority of scholars are its pro
ponents. Outside of the racial characteris
tics displayed, strength is lent to the
theory through the study ot the my
thology, folklore and primitive poetry
of the Hawalians and other Polynesian
branches. AH these are found to be
rich in cosmogonic tales and ancestor
myths, primitive epics and hero stories
being particularly abundant
When first the early missionaries
visited the Hawaiian islands they were
most particularly Impressed with the
similarity ot the native legends to the
Old Testament history ot the Bible.
They were for a time Inclined to ac
count this peculiar fact to the visits
to the islands at some previous time
ot representatives of some of the Eu
ropean races, but upon closer associa
tion with the natives and a more thor
ough understanding ot their customs
and language it became apparent that
they were absolutely free from Euro
pean Influence. Another strange fact
which appeared and one that seeming
ly entirely precluded European lnflu-
ence was that the New Testament his
tory of the Bible was conspicuous only
by Its absence from the native lore.
This was and Is now taken as certain
evidence that no Europeans had visit
ed the Islands, for bad they done so It
Is readily apparent that the New TeS'
tament history must have been para
mount In their teachings.
One of the Lost Tribes?
Possibly the most plausible theory
as to the descent of the Hawalians and
the other branches of the Polynesian
race 1b that they originally sprang
from some of the lost tribes of Israel,
who in some unaccountable manner
reached the shores of the great west
ern ocean in their migrations and pop
ulated certain of its islands.
In support of this theory, which
gradually Is coming to be accepted
among scholars, are numerous ancient
legends which have been handed down
by word of mouth for centuries. Of
these not the least Interesting is the
legend having to do with the creation.
In the beginning Kane, Ku and Lono,
Sunlight, Substance and Sound, constl-
tuted a triad named Ku-Kaua-Kahi, rec
ognized as the Supreme Unity.
These gods existed, as expressed by
the Hawalians, from the time of night,
darkness and chaos, which latter they
dissipated by an act of their will. The
heavens, numbering three in all, were
next created, and after them the earth,
which was used by them as a footstool.
Next in the order of events they cre
ated the sun and, following this, the
moon and stars and a number of spir
its and angels to act as their servants.
Then man was made by the gods from
red and white earth and clay and their
spittle. The clay was brought from
the ends of the earth by Lono. When
the earthen form ot man was complet
ed, the triad breathed into his nose
and ho became a living being. Last ol
all, woman was created from one of
the ribs of the man while he slept and
upon awaking he took her as his wife,
the two becoming the parents of the
present race. Although the names ol
the first man and woman vary In the
different legends, they are most gen
erally referred to, the man as Kumu
honua and the woman as Kealakaho
nua. Like the Bible Eden.
The original home of the founders
ot mankind is spoken of in the Hawaii
an legends as a wonderfully beautiful
place, and In it were various fruits,
nuts, roots and animals for the main
tenance of tl e lives of its human in
habitants. Several of the fruits, how
ever, were tabooed, and It was through
eating one of these, a species of bread
fruit that the founders of mankind
were expelled from their home and
met with other misfortune.
Other legends tell of one of the spir
its who were created as servants to
the triad having revolted and attempt
ed to create a man similar to Kumuho
nua. The man was constructed of clay
and earth, but when the spirit breathed
into bis nose and commanded him to
come to life, he failed to do so. For
this offense the spirit was thrust down
Into uttermost darkness flao-loa-l-ka-po
where be lived and was lord.
FAMOUS SOLDIER A SERVIANL SALAD WRINKLE
Alexander the Great Formed Hlg In
vincible Army of Natives of
The student of ancient history,
reveling In the triumphs ot Alexander
the Great, never thinks of linking his
mighty name with that ot the little
kingdom of Servia, the fires of whose
Internal troubles have set all the
world ablaze. Yet it wag from that
small but explosive land that there
once marched forth to the conquest of
the world a little army of 40,000 men;
and, having completed that conquest
on schedule time, so to speak, their
leader sighed because there were no
mora worlds to conquer.
Alexander the Qreat was a Servian
that Is, he was a native of the country
that is now Servia. His army was
made up almoBt entirely of ancient
Servians. His mother's family came
from the region up around that turbu
lent but much-coveted district of Novl
Bazaar, and it was from the mountains
lying between the Mediterranean and
the middle Danube, and the valleyB
on their northern elopes, that he drew
the flower ot that 40,000 who marched
to the barbicans of China and the
sources of the Indus.
It Is a stern, rock-bound country,
thlg Servia, better fitted for growing
soldiers than cereals. There has al
ways remained Just enough of the bar
barian about the mountaineers of the
country to make them ideal warriors.
Philip of Macedon brought them down
to the Mediterranean coast and routed
the polished Greeks with, them In
cluding the eloquent but timid Demos
thenesand then, instilling Just
enough of Greek culture beneath their
Berserk bosoms to make them fully
appreciate what the conquest of the
world meant prepared the way for his
That was the Servian of old, alike
in many respects to his modern broth
er. The Servian of today a few years
ago took up the sword against' the
might and millions of the Moslem em
pire as Jauntily as his forefathers
formed their phalanx and marched
across the Hellespont to conquer the
unknown and untold millions of Per
sia and the Indies, and more recently
he took up his rifle against the Aus
trian Goliath, moved his government
back Into the hills out of range of fire,
and went whistling to battle, never
asking whether the odds were twenty
or fifty to one.
The- name Servia denotes that Its
people were sprung from slaves,
Their broader name, Slav, denotes the
same origin. But, when applied to a
people who for countless centuries
have fought against tremendous odds
for their liberty, the term takes on a
new and honorable meaning, Just as
the term "whig" was first applied as
a nickname of derision, but later be
came a mark of esteem and honor,
Military Portable Wireless.
Quick and effective communication
between the tremendous forces of
combatants with battle fronts of
fifty to two hundred and fifty miles
Is no longer possible by scouts, cour
iers and hellographic devices. The
long-range combat with terrible en
gines of destruction means radio or
wireless communication, and everyone
of the powers now at war is employ
ing portable wireless telegraph plants
carried on motor-truck chassis geared
tor speeds ot twenty-five to thirty-five
miles per hour. The truck motor
drives an electrical dynamo which
generates the primary current of the
high-tension transformer necessary, in
radio transmission, and the complete
paraphernalia ot condensers, Inter
rupters, collapsible antennae, etc., are
carried on the truck which is gen
erally fitted with a protecting shield
tor the driver and a special convert
ible body with sliding paneled sides
which can be tightly closed In stormy
weather. These motor-truck wireless
outfits having an effective land range
of two hundred to three hundred
miles, have enabled the armies of tbe
"dual alliance" and the "triple entente"
to keep In communication with their
base, wings and re-enforcements a
task impossible in modern warfare
without the radio telegraph and
most important the motor truck on
which to move swiftly the instru
ments and their relatively large space
requiring auxiliaries from position to
position. Engineering Magazine.
A wealthy but miserly baronet was
celebrated for having a magnificently
decorated dining room, while his
viands were very few. A celebrated
wit was Invited to dine on a certain
occasion, and the host asked him if
he didn't think the room elegant
"Yes," was the reply, "but It is not
quite to my taste."
"And what change would you
make?" asked the hoBt
"Well," answered the wit, "If this
were my house, you know, I would
have" looking at the celling "less
gilding and" here be glanced fur
lively at the dining table "more
While instructing his class regard
ing the early days of the New Eng
land states a school teacher asked:
"Do you know that the house ot
burgesses in those days was so pow
erful that it controlled the clothes
worn by the men? A man who earned
$13 a week and one whose salary was
$50 were compelled to show a dis
tinction In the clothes they were wear
ing and not go beyond their means."
A bright scholar In the rear of the
room piped up: "Teacher, what would
a man do if he were out ot work?"
New York Times.
TOMATOES AND CUCUMBERS ARE
Makes the Latter Easier of Digestion,
and Does Away With the Fear of
Germs Proper Method
Poaching whole tomatoes and cu
cumbers before serving them as a
Balad Is one of the latest culinary
wrinkles. The Idea appeals especially
to persons suffering from an inborn
fear of germs as well as those who
cannot easily digest raw vegetables.
The poaching process effectually set
tles the germ question and It Is claimed
renders these two favorite salad vege
tables more digestible than in their
raw state. If the water Is boiling
when the vegetables are put In they
may be removed at the end ot Beven
minutes. They are then ready to be
drained and chilled, the skin ot the
tomato being at once pulled off.
Tomatoes are Immersed in the boil
ing water without being cut, but cu
cumbers should be thinly pared. A bay
leaf, a sliced onion and a little vinegar
are often added to the water In which
these vegetables are poached, result
tag In a delicate addition to their nat
ural flavor. The tomato gives little
evidence that it has been poached, but
In the case of the cucumber, while the
flavor Is not changed, the texture of
the pulp Is slightly different.
A poached cucumber should not be
Berved In thin slices, as Is the custom
with the uncooked vegetable, as it
lacks the crispness which is one of its
chief charms. It may, however, be
sliced, provided the slices are not de
tached and the cucumber left in Its
original shape and laid on a bed of
chopped ice. If the cucumber is pared
with a fluted knife this method of
serving It can be made decidedly at
tractive, as the appearance does not
indicate that it has been sliced, while
the fact that it has been facilitates
Bervlng. French dressing should be
passed with cucumber so served.
Poached cucumbers are desirable to
use as cups in which to put sauce
or small portions of vegetables served
as a garnish for fish. When to be used
for thlB purpose cut In thick slices,
sufficient to serve as the height of the
cup. Remove the Inner seed portion
and fill the cavity with whatever sauce
or vegetable is desfred. Arrange
around the fish as a border, serving
one cucumber cup to each portion.
Stewed celery Is delicious served in
cucumber cups, and so are tiny lima
beans. When the filling Is a hot vege
table the cucumber cups should be
reheated for serving, but for holding
sauce they should be chilled.
Poached tomatoes and cucumbers
Berved together, the tomatoes In slices
and the cucumbers in cubes, make a
delicious Balad, even without the addi
tion of either lettuce or romaine, the
use of which would introduce an un
cooked material into the salad.
To Launder Fine Lingerie.
When laundering lingerie wash care
fully in the usual way; rinse thorough
ly, but omit starch; when "bone dry"
dip in and out several times in a
basin of borax water, in the proportion
of one large tablespoonful to one
quart of hot water, stirring until dis
solved. Squeeze (not wring) out as
much moisture as possible, roll it
smoothly in a Turkish towel for an
hour; the article is easier to iron,
looks cleaner and keeps fresh longer
than when starch is used. This is
particularly satisfactory for infants'
clothing. Borax makes Irish lace "just
Peroxide of hydrosien Is the best
bleaching agency known, for it gives
a pure white with nosltlvelv no chance
of hurting the fabric In any way. It
may ne usea lor silk, woolen, linen 6Y
cotton. Use as follows: One ten-
Bpoonful of peroxide of hydrogen to
nan a tun or 'cow water. Allow the
articles to soak over nieht. and after
rinsing wash as usual and you will
be agreeably surprised at the result.
This Is almost the same method that
the mills use in bleaching their goods
trom natural color to white before
A way of peeling tomatoes which is
not generally known perhaps is to rub
them with the back of the knife, thor
oughly, being particular to rub the en
tire surface, but not hard enough to
break the skin. Then peel in the usual
way. It is quickly done and leaves the
tomato in better shape to slice, and
in this way they are much firmer than
If boiling water is poured over them.
To Make Curtains Fireproof.
As light muslin curtains often catch
Are, it is a good plan to put an ounce
of alum into the last water in which
they are rinsed. This will main.
them almost fireproof, or If they do
;atcn, they will not blaze up enough,
to Ignite the woodwork. -
Chop one dozen flea- sir
illced but not peeled and add one
jouna granulated sugar. Add two
marts of water and boil rapidly for 15
ninutes. Strain and cool. Serve over
irushed Ice, with a slice of oranee on
Scratched Marks on Silver.
Silver that has become scratched
ian be made quite smooth azaln hv
rubbing it well with a niece of rha-
nols leather that has been rolled Into
I uent bag and dipped In sweet oU.