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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 8, 1915)
Hall Bunistslle, artlst-photorapher,
prepare! for the day's work In his studio.
Ha la reminded by Flodle Fisher, his as
alatant, of a party he Is to give In the
studio that night, and warned that hla
business is In bad financial shape. Mr.
Doremus, attorney and justice of the
peace, calls and Informs Hall that his
Uncle John's will has left him $4,000,000 on
condition that he marry before his twenty-eighth
birthday, which begins at mid
night that night. Mrs. Rena Rovalton
calls at the studio and Hall asks her to
marry him at once. She spars for time,
but finally agrees to give him an answer
at the party that night. Miss Carolyn
CHAPTER IV Continued.
. Hall had gone Into a momentary
reverie. In that day dream he had al
ready lived three years with Carolyn,
traveled abroad, even to Constantino
ple, had seen her entertain grand
dukes on his yacht, had fought two or
three duels with offensive Italian of
ficers on her account. They had rid
den horseback up California canyons.
Just now they were back in New York.
There was even a little Hall Boni
stelle "Here! Wake up!"
He. was suddenly jerked back into
the present, with Carolyn now Beated
on a couch, impatiently staring at him.
He smiled self-consciously.
"What's the matter with you, Hall?"
she asked, looking at him queerly.
"You haven't got a hangover or any
thing, have you? I didn't think you
He laughed nervously. "I suppose
you fascinate me, Carolyn."
She gave a whoop of Joy. "Me,
uncle?" She pointed Inquiringly at
her breast. "Say, Hall, old chap, pass
the molasses. We women just eat it
up, you know! Makes us fat I need
a lot of it, Exit headache!"
This was hopeless for Hall. He
must get serious, or there would be no
managing a proposal. Or, perhaps
her manner gave ulm the cue
wouldn't she be more amenable to a
humorous offer? "Try it!" said his
Intuition. He walked up to her.
"Carolyn, see here, how would you
like it if you thought I'd lain awake all
last night thinking about you yes,
and the night before, and all last
"Fine! I feel better already. Too
good to be true, though. Did you, real
ly?" She rumpled his hair affection
ately. "I certainly did. The fact Is, Caro
lyn, I'm pretty desperate about you."
Carolyn winked. "Easy now easy!"
she said calmly.
"That's right though! I've got a
case of Carolyn Dallys good and
plenty. It's begun to hurt, girl; d'you
Carolyn rose, yawning. "Oh, well, If
you're going to be silly, Hall, I think
I'd better be going. How about theae
"Proofs be darned! You're not go
ingnot till I settle this thing. Shall
I bare my breast and let you give It
the stroke, smiling? Or do you prefer
to administer an opiate?"
He dropped the mock-heroic pose
and took up the blunt-sincere. He
walked over to her and took her hand.
She had no objections whatever, ap
parently. "Carolyn, It's an honest fact,
I want you!"
"Mr. Bonlstelle, am I really to un
derstand that you are proposing to
me?" Carolyn smilingly looked him in
"Oh, ! suppose you think It's a Joke,
just because I don't speak in blank
"Well, I'll be darned! I believe the
She said nothing for a moment, nar
rowing her eyes and looking at him
with the same amused tolerant expres
sion. Then she spoke: "Well, Hall,
It strikes me you must be pretty sure
of me to do It In a two-step, like this.
Why, usually they crawl all over the
Hall Interrupted her: "Oh, don't
Carolyn! Please don't!"
Carolyn's face changed. "You don't
actually mean It, honey?" she asked
anxiously, putting a hand on his arm.
"Mean It! Why, Carolyn, of course
I mean It! It's no use, I can't make
It theatrical. You have a sense of
humor; so have I. Perhaps ft girl
ought to be entitled to ft little fire
works on such an occasion or even
poetry I'll try It If you Insist, you
know but, somehow. I can't take my
self to seriously." She withdrew her
hand frowning. "Oh, that doesn't
mean that I don't take you seriously,
Carolyn, or rather that I don't want to
I mean confound It, I'm not con
ceited enough to convince myself that
I'm even a little bit worth your while."
"Well, then, try to convince me, why
"That's wht I'm trying to do, girl!
Lord, Carolyn, there's no use In your
not be'leving; you must believe It! I
want you something fierce, really I do!
I want you the way a little kid wants
Ice cream the way a girl wants a new
"Heavens, Is It really as bad
that?" She turned away. "Oh, Hall,
really, you know, you're too ridicu
lous!" "Oh, I'm the clown with the dying
ANOTHER NAME FOR ROGUERY
Aim of 8omt Plop'? to Acquire Repu
tation fcr Shr-.wdntct Novel
Trick of Wealthy Cld Lady.
It teems to be the aim of some peo
ple to acquire a reputation for shrewd
ness, which In many cases It only an
other name for roguery. Such people
take a delight In tricking their friends
at ell at enttnlef, like the wealthy
IdQady who occupied htr leisure In
making patchwork qullu. which the
for PAY WALTERS
baby, all right. I laugh and joke while
my heart Is breaking. Lord, I'm as
merry as a man with a broken leg. I
just plain want to marry you, Carolyn,
that's all. Is that so hard to under
stand? Try and get it through your
head, will you? I want to so bad that
I'm making a fool of myself. Why the
deuce don't you laugh?"
But Carolyn's smile had died. She
only nodded and shook hands with
him. "Say, Hall, you're all right!" she
said, blushing ulightly. "Heavens, I
never thought you could do it like that
and get away with it. Coino over hore
and sit down. We'll talk it over." She
led him to the couch. He followed her
with docility, and sat down beside her.
"Now," she announced, "let's begin
over again. I'm not sure I get you. I
had no Idea you were really in earnest,
honest! If you have anything impor
tant to say to me, Hall Bonlstelle, I'll
give you just five minutes of my valu
"Don't tease me any more, Caro
lyn," he implored. "Give me my an
swer!" "Answer to what?" She stared at
"Oh, 1 suppose you are so accus
tomed to being proposed to that you
forget about it the moment it's over;
but really, Carolyn, I'm in earnest. I
want you. This is the most important
thing that has ever happened to me. If
you don't accept me I don't know
what I'll do. It will ruin me. Carolyn,
will you say yes?"
She shook her head. No, Hall, I
"Carolyn, don't play with me, please.
I won't take no for an answer, I tell
you. I've got to have you. Don't you
care for me at all, Carolyn?"
Carolyn looked him over again and
said, "Oh, yes." with a drawl. "Why
shouldn't I? You're good-looking and
clever and oh, all sorts of things.
Yes, I like you all right."
"Oh, don't guy me, Carolyn. I've got
to know immediately. Don't say no!"
"Trying to take me by storm, eh?
No use, Hall, old chap!"
Hall Jumped up scowling. "Then It's
"See here, Hall, don't be silly. Let
me get my breath, won't you? Give
me a little time to decide. Really, you
know, you are forcing it horribly."
"How much time do you want?"
"How much do I get?"
"Till can you make up your mind
by tonight?" '
"Oh, I say, you are In a hurry I If I
can't, then I suppose my option ex
pires?" "Oh, don't take It that way-ronly
hang it, I Just can't wait."
Carolyn rose and smoothed down
her dress. "At midnight, then as the
clock in the old belfry strikes the fata!
hour?" She struck as attitude.
"Oh, not midnight no, let's see
earlier than that I can't possibly wait
'If You Don't Accept Me,
Know What I'll Da."
till midnight you know. Some time In
the evening. You're coming to my
party, of course."
"I suppose I'll have to, to bring my
answer. You seem to want me to do
most of the work In this affair."
Hall looked at her reproachfully.
"Ob, come now! You know I've got to
be here I've Invited a lot of people.
."All right, then. I shall run all the
way with my hair down, and jump Into
your lap, Hall, and whisper 'Yes' or
'No' or 'Yes!'" She accented the
speech with an absurd gesture of her
"I wish you'd take It ft little more
seriously, Carolyn, honestly I do. I
tell you It's a mighty serious thing to
me!" He shook his head thoughtfully.
"Why, It will change my whole life!
It will develop me, make me do things
I have never done before! It will give
me a thousand opportunities I've al
ways wanted "
regularly donated to the annual church
fairs. They were hideous things, and
as nobody would buy them, they were
apt to be raffled off In Ignominious
fashion at the close of the fair, much
to the chagrin of the old lady.
One day, just before the fair time,
thlt old lady tent for her lawyer, and
had him add a codicil to her will, be
queathing twenty-five dollars to each
and every person who should biy a
quilt it the church fair. The lawyer
assured her that her Injunctions to
strict secrecy should be faithfully ob
Carolyn laid her hand on his arm,
"Wait a minute, please!"' she said.
"I've always known I was an awfully
nice girl and all that sort of thing, of
course; but I didn't realize I was such
a mighty influence la your life. Do you
really think that if you marry me it's
going to make all that difference to
"Why, I'll be another person! We'll
have a glorious time, Carolyn! We'll
travel and we'll go "
Again she interrupted him. "See
here, Hall, I haven't any money; you
know that, don't you?"
He was properly Indignant "By
jove, you don't think I'm that kind
of a man, do you! I don't care wheth
er you have or not" He waxed prop
erly heroic. "Good Lord, Carolyn, do
you think I would marry for money?"
"Well, then, I don't see "
He looked about the studio fatuous
ly. "Oh, I'll I'll work hard, you know.
I'm sure I can earn enough. In fact I
have Bplendld prospects, Carolyn, real
She gave him another of her long
curious glances through half-closed
lids. "You certainly are attractive this
morning, Hall. Too darned attractive!
I almost believe I'll say yes, after all!
But no, I must think It over. I don't
want to be hypnotized, you know.
Good-by, Hall, I'm going." For a scant
moment she paused,, hesitating, self
conscious, as she looked at him with
an expression that was seldom seen
on her face. Then she took his hand
impulsively. "Oh, Hall, dear I
thought it was all a Joke at first just
your fooling that's why I was so hor
rid. But now" Then, as Hall at
tempted to draw her nearer she sprang
away, once more proud and cynical.
"Don't you be too sure of me, though!
I may see the funny side of It again,
"By Jove, I don't see how I can wait
till then," he replied bravely, encir
cling her waist. "Say, Carolyn "
His lips were almost upon hers
not quite. She burst into laughter as
she sprang away. "Oh, no, Hall, noth
ing like that! I've got a long way to
go, my dear, before I'm ready for the
bunny-hug! You go to work, and let
me ponder. Fare-thee-well!" Then,
without waiting for an answer, she
floated out of the studio.
In the office she came face to face
with Flodle. Carolyn stopped and
looked at her keenly.
"Why, Miss Fisher," she said, "you
ought to get some fresh air, d'you
know it? You need a change. You're
so pale." Her intent was kind, but
to poor Flodle, who had waited in
agony for her to leave, it was Infuri
ating. She looked up, with her white
face still whiter.
"I'm so sorry I frightened you I"
Flodle gave a sarcastic smile.
Carolyn stopped, as surprised as If a
woolly lamb had bitten her. She
looked Flodle up, she looked Flodle
down. Then merrily she laughed.
"Good for you! Always speak up, lit
tle one! Be bright and pleasant. It
makes customers like you!"
Flodle met her smile for smile.
"Thank you so much! And now,
would you mind telling me how to like
Carolyn laughed again. "Well," she
said, "I may not be a customer very
long. And then perhaps you'll like
Flodle bounced her fountain pen
down on the desk and Jumped up, eyes
snapping. Into the studio she walked.
Hall was heading for the dark room;
she stopped him with a tragic "Well?"
"What d'you think!" he answered.
"She wants to think it over, too!"
"She didn't accept you, really?" Flo
"No, took It as a Joke. Liked It,
though. What the purple deuce am I
going to do?" He looked at his watch.
"Here It is nearly eleven o'clock al
ready, and nothing decided yet! Why,
I daren't even buy a ring!"
At the word, Flodle gave a sudden
gasp, and her hand flew to her heart.
"Oh, I wish I could help you!" she
He smiled patronizingly and nodded.
"Yes, I wish you could!" He started
for the door of the dark room and
paused. "You can't recommend any
one else, can you, Flodle? It I could
only find someone who would say 'yes'
and have It over, I could go right
She gave him such a look! But the
hopelessness of It kept her dumb.
Down went her eyes to shut the tears
out; Flodle turned away, pretending
that it was absolutely necessary that
the Spanish chair be moved two Inches
to the right
"Say, Flo, you think up some way to
beat this game, will you?" With that,
Hall shut himself Into the dark room.
Into the chair Flodle sank, staring
at space, deep in thought. Her fingers
worked together nervously, her brow
was puckered. How blind men were!
Deaf and dumb and blind and half-witted!
She could not offer herself, she
loved him too well. Oh, never until
today did she realize how much Hall
meant to her! Now to lose him oh,
if he were really In love she might
bear It but to have him to go like
this look at everyone and not see her
It was Insulting she felt numb at
the cheapness, the degradation of It
No, she was helpless the greater the
opportunity the less could she aval!
herself of It But wasn't there any
way of showing him, she wondered
couldn't she make him feel her? Sure
ly she couldn't amount to much, after
all, If she bnd so little magnetism, but
she felt drugged and helpless. Her
witt were going.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Chicago yearly spends on Its county
poor relief fund over (270,000.
served, but It wat noticed that ft tlster
of the lawyer bought the silk quilt on
the very first day of the fair for tlx
When the old lady died the lawyer
came smilingly forward with six quilts
and hit tlster, to claim the turn of
1150. But he was tricked In turn, at
the old lady bad neatly cut the codicil
from the will!
A girl always tellt a young man the
can cook and the always tellt other
girls that she can't.
HOW JEROME FOUND HIS SISTER.
Jerome and Melissa lived In Ger
many. Their father died and they had
to help their mother earn money to
support the home. Melissa was to be
married as soon as Eustace, who had
gone to America, should send the
ticket, and he had been gone three
years. He wrote In his last letter
that the next time he wrote the let
ter would contain the ticket for Me
lissa to come to him, and now in the
little cottage, where Melissa and Je
rome lived with their mother great
preparations were being made for the
voyage. There was a good business
for Jerome and his mother, and they
would be able to support themselves
when Melissa had gone, for Jerome
carried to the village each morning
in his little cart bread and cake made
by his mother and Melissa, and be
sides liking the good thinks that he
brought the customers were always
glad to see Jerome and hear his cheery
Then one day Melissa sailed away
on the big Bhip. There were tears lu
Melissa's eyes as she said good by to
her mother and Jerome. "As soon as
Eustace and I have a good business,"
she said, "there will be a letter with
tickets for you, and we shall be to
There is another member of the
family of which I have not told you
Fritzle, Jerome's dog, a dachshund.
He was Jerome's constant compan
ion, and when the ship sailed away
with Melis&a, and Fritzie saws the
tears rolling down Jerome's cheeks, he
tried in all the ways that a dog can
to show his sympathy, and when the
tears kept on falling, he tried to win
his smiles by doing all the tricks that
Jerome had taught him, and they
By and by a letter came from Me
lissa, and each week they heard from
her how the grocery store which Eus
tace and she had bought was paying
and that soon they would have a home
ready for her mother and Jerome.
And suddenly the letters stopped, and
weeks went by, and then It was
months, and no money came.
"We will take our money and go
to America," said Jerome one day
after his mother had cried all night,
Sailed Away on the Big Ship.
"and we will find Melissa and Eus
tace." So one day Jerome, with his moth
er and Fritzle, sailed away on a big
ship, the same as Melissa had, for the
big country called America. But there
was no smiling face awaiting them
as there had been tor Melissa, and
Jerome and his mother were able to
speak only a few words In English, so
that when they landed In America
they bad to show all their money, and
had It not been for a kind-hearted
man, who met his wife and children,
who were on the ship with Jerome
and his mother, they would have
been sent back to Germany. New
York was a much larger place than
thoy had supposed, and they did not
find Melissa and Eustace. Their little
stock of money grew smaller, and one
morning, when Jerome started out
looking for his sister and also for
work, he said to his mother: "I think
I will take Fritzie with me; perhaps
I can get a few pennies for his
They wandered along through the
thickly settled streets until they came
tc a group of children In front of a
store. Jerome put Fritzle through his
tricks, and the children laughed and
danced around Fritzle, who was hap
pier than he had been since he land
ed In the strange country, when sud
denly he broke throjgh the crowd and
ran Into the store barking. Jerome
followed as quickly as he could, and
there was Melissa with Fritzle In her
arms, crying and hugging him, and
In an Instant Jerome was being
hugged until ba scarcely could
Then Eustace came and went for
the mother, and you never saw such
happy people. And Fritzie danced
around him, and was patted and
praised, for had he not been the
one to first see Mollssi and bring the
family together again! And after all
the excitement was over, Melissa told
them how Eustace had been very 111
and was taken to the hospital, and
she had written to them and waited
for a letter and none came, and then
when Eustace was well he wrote to
Germany, and found they had left,
and no one knew where they were.
But where were Melissa's letters?
That was the strange part But after
awhile that was explained. Melissa
could not leave the store, and gave
the letters to a boy to put In the let
ter box. He thought she was sending
money to her people, and he opened
and destroyed them. And all this time
poor Melissa wat crying because the
did not bear from home, and Jerome
and hit mother were tailing to a
strange country to find her.
Fritzle became the most popular
dog in the neighborhood, and wat
pointed out for many years at the dog
that united a family.
OPERATE BICYfcLE ON WATER
Long Bar Hat Winglike Floats at Two
Sections to Support It Pro
peller Placed at Rear.
Decidedly unique Is the water bi
cycle patented by an Illinois man
and shown in the Illustration. A long
bar has winglike floats at two sections
to support It, and at the rear end Is
a propeller. This propeller Is operat
ed by pedals, that drive a small wheel
depending from the back, and by a
gear in front, that Is turned by the
hands. This grives double impetus
to the revolutions of the shaft The
rider" lies on his stomach along the
top of the bar, and bis chin rests In a
pivoted support that turns the rudder,
which Is In front. By turning his
head one way or the other the opera
tor can steer easily and well. While
the apparatus is made buoyant, It
is probably Just as well that the user
should know how to swim as well
as how to rid a a bicycle.
SUMMER VACATION FOR GIRLS
Time Hanging Heavily on Her Hands
May Be Profitably Spent in Many
(Mona V. Lace, Colorado Experiment
Every young girl looks forward to a
summer of rest, but after the first few
weeks of vacation are over she begins
to find time hanging heavily on her
hands. There are many Interesting
ways in which this time may be profit
ably spent.. Here are a few things
some girls are doing: Collecting art
copies and writing a short history of
each; collecting authors' photographs
and learning their life histories, and
prominent books they have written;
making a scrapbook and forming a his
tory with cartoons from the leading
magazines; making Bcrapbooks with
pictures from magazines for little chil
dren In the winter. It any girl Is so
fortunate as to have access to an at
tic full of old magazines Bhe may
make an interesting collection of pio-
tures of women and dating each,
which will show the extremely varied
and rapid style-changes of years. Some
girls are busy on their fair work, mak
ing Jellies or canning fruits and label
ing tnem attractively. Others are
busy with fancy work.
These hints will probably suggest
others to anyone interested, and every
girl who will try some means of pass
ing her summer will find she has a
feeling of satisfaction when school
time comes again.
DIVERSION FOR SICK CHILD
Many Ways to Abuse Ailing Young
ster Besides Buying Toys She
Enjoys Cutting Out Dolls.
There are many ways to amuse a
sick child, besides buying games and
toys at the shops. The child enjoys
the toys she makes hersolf better
than any other kind. A paper tablet,
pencil, crayons and scissors are all
that are necessary.
One particular maid of ten years
amused herself through the week of
the mumps by making a "Store Game."
There are many things to do for this
play. First, Bhe manufactured money
by drawing small circlos, the size of
a penny, writing in the disk the
amount which the coin was to repre
sent, and coloring it yellow for gold
and brown for copper. Those circlos
she cut out, and with them filled her
purse. Then she began to make the
articles that were to be purchased
with the money. Paper dolls came
first. With mother's aid she drew a
full figure of a doll, with dresses, hats
and furs complete; and than sho
colored to suit her girlish fancy. The
cutting out was a part of the picas
Time to Get Started.
Little Frank had just returned from
church one Sunday morning
"Grandma," he queried, "are you a
DaptlBt, Methodist, Presbyterian or
"I am not a member of any denom
inatlon, my dear," she replied.
"Well," continued Frank, "don't you
think It's about time you were catch
ing on somewhere?"
Because It Repeatt.
"Harry," said the teacher to a pupil
In the Junior grammar class, "What
gender Is phonograph?
"Feminine gender," was the answer,
"No, no," said the teacher. "It
"Well. It ought to bo feminine.
plied Harry, "because It ropeats every
thing it is toia.
Frtctlont vt. Facts.
Teacher (explaining fractions)
Suppose now, Willie, you had eight
little boyt visiting you, and you had
only one apple, how much would each
little boy get?
Willie Wouldn't get any. I'd wait
till they'd all gone borne and eat It
A Utile girl once told us that the
never saw a banner half ts sweet and
beautiful as the United States flag
She did not realize that she looked
with her soul as well as with her eyes,
and that the thrill made the flag beau
tiful. Let us all try to see It as she
saw It .
Got Used to Him.
"Your father It a very funny man,
Isn't he?" queried the ''Isltor of thu
little four-year-old daughter of a pro
"Well, I guest ttrange-i think he
It," replied the little miss, "but we are
used to him and don't worry about It
i i .
MOUNT RAINIER , TROn
A FROZEN octopus of enor
mous bulk whose glittering
armored body rises three
miles Into the sky, with twen
ty ur mure Huge wniuueu
arms reaching down among thousands
of acres of the most gorgeous and
luxuriant wild flowers, to squirt, from
each finger tip, a river of Ice water
Into the valley below!
Surely a quotation from the "Ara
bian Nights!" Or a ghost tale to
frighten children on Halloween!
But no, however figurative, this is
a true statement of an actual fact.
There really exists such an ice-armored
octopus in these United States.
It is a Justifiable description of the
most interesting mountain In Uncle
Sam's dominions, and perhaps In the
Mount Rainier is In the state of
Washington, 66 miles southwest of
Tscoma. It Is one of that celebrated
range of volcanoes which were sup
posed to be extinct until, within the
year, Lassen peak broke forth again.
Rainier, though supporting one of the
most remarkable single-peak glacial
systems In the world, emits steam
from certain crevices, evidence of con
tinued Internal heat.
Seen from Tacoma or Seattle, the
vast mountain appears to rise direct
ly from sea level, so Insignificant
seem the ridges about Its base. Yot
these ridges themselves are of no
mean height They rise 3,000 to 4,000
feet above tbe valleys that cut
through them, and their crests aver
age 6,000 feet In altitude. Thus at
the southwest entrance to the Mount
Rainier National park, which congress
created to protect this natural mar
vel from private encroachment, the
elevation above sea level is 2,000 feet,
while Goat mountain, close by, rises
to an altitude of 6,015 feet.
Is a Veritable Colossus,
nut so colossal are the proportions
of the great volcano that they dwarf
even mountains of tills size and give
them the appearance of mere foot
hills. In height Rainier Is Becond In
the United States only to Mount Whit
ney. Mount Rainier stands, In round num
bers, 10,000 feet high above Its Imme
diate base and covers 100 square
irlles of territory. In shape It is not
a simple cone tapering to a slender,
pointed summit like Fujiyama, the
great volcano of Japan. It Is rather
a broadly truncated mass resembling
an enormous tree stump with spread
ing base and irregularly brokon top.
Its life history has been a varied
one Like all volcanoes, Rainier has
built up Its cone with the materials
ejected by Its own eruptions with
cinders and steam-shredded particles
and lumps of lava and with occasional
Hows of liquid lava that have solidi
fied into layers of hard basaltic rock
At one time It attained an altitude of
not less than 16,000 feet, If one may
Judge by the steep Inclination of the
lava and cinder Inyers visible In It
flanks. Then followed a great explo
sion that destroyed the top part of
the mountain and reduced Its height
by some 2,000 feet. The volcano was
left beheaded, with a capacious hol
low crater surrounded by a Jagged
Later on this great cavity, which
moasured nearly three miles across
from south to north, wat filled by two
small cinder cones. Successive feeble
eruptions added to their height until
at last they formed together a low
rounded dome the eminence that
now constitutes the mountain's sum
mit. The higher portions of the old
crater rim rise to elevations within
Hit Well-Grounded Aversion.
"Lufe llezziu is strongly prejudiced
ogrlnst thu city mailorder stores,"
staled a prominent citizen of Periwin
kle. "For quite a spell he bought a
good deal of stuff from 'em, and
seemed to be well enough satisfied,
but now he says ho knows they were
just laying for him all the time. Tbe
other day ho received a lunch of wire
bedaprlngs by mull, tied up In alight
bundle io uve spare, and when be
cut the strings the springs sprang
upon him nud like to have slew him,
according to his report of the func
tion. One spring, he declares, tried
to put his eyes out. another started
to perp'itratn rlRlit Into the ear, two
of cm clrcinnnavlgHird part way down
hi J back, several m inted Into his pock
ets, ono qulled sround bis neek, and
another rambled Into his mouth quite
a ways while he wat rnlllng for help
Of course, wo must alwayt make al
lowance! for the things a fuller thinks
happened whon he't excited. Dut any
how, Lnfo says ho know them mail
order outfits dre a menace to civiliza
tion nnd on enemy of tho human
racol" Kunsas City Star,
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Gods roof garden
tew hundred feet of the summit and,
especially when viewed from below,
stand 6ut boldly as separate peaki
that mask and seem to overshadow
the central dome.
Hard to Establish Altitude.
The altitude of the main summit
has for many years been In doubt.
Several figures have been announced
from time to time, no two of them In
agreement with each other; but all of
these, It Is to be observed, were ob
tained by more or less approximate
methods. In 1913 the United States
geological survey, In connection with
its topographic surveys of the Mount
Rainier National park, made a new
series of measurements by trlangula
tlon methods at close range. These
give the peak an elevation of 14,408
feet. This last figure, It should be
added, is not likely to be In error
by more than a foot or two and may
with some confidence be regarded as
final. Greater exactness of determin
ation ts scarcely practicable In the
case of Mount Rainier, as ltt highest
summit consists actually of ft mound
of snow, the height of which natural
ly varies somewhat with the seasons
and from year to year.
This crowning snow mound, which
was once supposed to be the highest
point In the United States, still bears
the proud name of Columbia Crest.
It Is essentially a huge snowdrift or
snow dune heaped up by the furious
Six great glaciers originate af "tjia .
very suwnjlt. They are the Nlsqually,
the Ingraham, tbe Emmons, the
Wlnthrop, the Tahoma and the Kauti
glaciers. But many of great size and
statollness are born of tho snows In
rock pockets or cirques ice-sculptured
bowls of great dimensions and
ever-Increasing depth from which
they merge Into the glistening armor
of the huge volcano. The most dis
tinguished of these are the Cowlitz,
the Paradise, the Frying Pan, the Car
bon, the Russell, the North and South
Mowich, the Puyallup and the Pyra
Remarkable Glaciers. '
More than twenty glaciers, great
and small, clothe Rainier; rivers of
Ice, with many of the characteristics
of rivers of water, roaring at times
over precipices like waterfalls; rip
pling and tumbling down rocky
slopes veritable noisy cascades; ris
ing smoothly up on hidden rocks to
foam, brooklike, over its lower edges.
Each glacier, whether originating at
the bright summit or in vast spring
like cirques, begins in even, Immacu
late snow. A thousand feet or to be
low It attains sufficient density and
weight to acquire movement Here,
looking down Into a crevasse, one Bees
nothing but cloan snow, piled In lay
ers; Bllghtly compacted and loosely
granular snow, called neve In the
Swiss Alps. Gradually, as the cur
rent sweeps along, It compacts, under
the pressure and the surface melt
ings, into hard, dense, blue Ice.
In glowing contrast to this marvel
ous spectacle of Ice are the gardens
of wild flowers surrounding the gla
ciers, pushing, wherever the rock and
Ice will permit, up the giant slopes.
These flowery spots are called parks
Spray park, St. Andrews park. Hen
ry's hunting ground, Paradise, Sum
merland and many others.
The lower altitudes of the park are
densely timbered with fir, cedar, hem
lock, maple, aldor, cotton wood and
spruce. The forested areas, extending
to an altitude of about 6,500 feet
gradually decrease In density of
growth after an altitude of 4,000 feet
Frivolity Merely a Pastime.
We cannot live on sweets only. We
grow tired of the condlmontt of life,
but not of the staples. Frivolity palls
on the palate of the mind; whereat
the simple pleasures, and tbe whole
some recreations which are a reaction
from honest work, retain their taste
and flavor. Carlyle was right when he
declared that "Life cannot be sus
tained on a diet of broad grins." Rid
ing on a morry go-round may be an
acceptable occasional diversion; but
It would be a dreary way to spend
one's life. At an object, frivolity It
not worth while.
Sound! of Nature,
Tbe Inhabitants of a frog pond close
at hand awakened two little girls who
were spending the first night In the
country. First came the high, piping
voice of a little "peeper." "What!
that?" whispered Winnie. "1 think It't
ft bird," ventured Susan. Just then a
basso prorundo frog tung one of hla
lowest tones. "What't that?" cams an
other startled whisper, "1 ain't quit
sure," came the answer, "but I think
It la either a cow or an automobile,"