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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (July 7, 1916)
By GEORGE MUNSON
(Copyright. 1816, by W. G. Chapman.)
The boy looked at the beautiful
woman upon the nofa before him,
seated resplendent In her evening
gown, and his heart swelled with ela
tion. It was the great moment In a
boy's life; Charles Ames had won the
love of Delia Gray.
And that he was twenty-four and
she thirty did not move him from his
resolution to hold to her promised
word and never let her go.
The pursuit had been a long one.
At first she had laughed at him, she
had striven hard In the net, but at
twenty-four one has the resolute ardor
of youth; and at last she knew that
there was no way of escape for her.
She loved as she had never loved In
all her checkered life before.
She promised to bo his wife, and
knew at tho same time that the
dream was Impossible. What would
Hardwlck Ames say when ho learned
that his missions were to become the
property of an adventuress?
"Till death!" paid tho boy as ho
kissed her at parting, In the way boys
Delia Gray wai not surprised to
receive a visit from the millionaire
tho following afternoon. It was only
half a rnlle from his mansion across
the park to her Ant, though a whole
world separated them.
Delia was pleasantly surprised at
the appearance of her visitor. She
She Began to Pack.
had pictured Hardwlck Ames as a dif
ferent sort of man, not tho polished
gentleman who stood before her.
"Won't you sit down, Mr. Amos?"
she asked nervously.
Ho took Uls seut near her, and
studied her Intently. "How old are
you, Miss Gray?" he aBkecL abruptly.
"Thirty," she answered, feeling that
in the coming battle of wits lies were
"And my son has known you
"Two months." She twined her sllra
fingers nervously. "I refused him
"Yes. .You do not work, I believe?"
"I have a small competence."
"From your lute husband?"
"Yes," she answered defiantly. "I
took my maiden name again. Many
divorced women do that."
"And Charles my son knows all
this, of course? I see he does. And
that you were not the Injured party?'
"Yos, he knows everything," she
cried. "Have you men, you Immac
ulate men of the world, no understand
ing of what life may sometimes do
to a woman who trusts It too blindly?"
He twisted his mouth to hide the
sense of the theatrical In her words.
"Yes," he said quietly. "I had no do
sire to harry you. But my son Is
8he twined her fingers ceaselessly.
"I have been through all that with
him. He wants to marry me."
"And you are willing to marry hlra
and ruin him? You know that a boy
of twenty-four, fur all his promlsos,
will change. You know there will
come a time when he will tire of you.
Forgive me If 1 speak brutally, Miss
Gray, but I speak from a knowledge
of the world."
"I do not resent your speech," ihe
answered. "Time and again I told
him It was fool I ah, that It could come
to nothing; but he Insisted."
"And you accepted him. Please re
member that. You accepted him,
knowing that his life would be spoiled.
A man may come out of these affairs
better than a woman, but still the
fact remains that you propose to take
the unstained life of a boy and mold
it yes, mold It to that of your own."
"How mold?" she demanded sharp
ly. "A woman of thirty molds a man of
twenty-four. You will drag r "
"Drag him down," she said bitterly.
"Don't hesitate to be as frank with
me before. Yet. t will drag him
down to my level,
"A woman of your experiences must
Inevitably drag down a youth with
none. I do not mean to reproach yon.
But now let us come to business. Mar
riage with Charles my son and of
course he will remain my son in spite
of it will mean a lucrative er investment."
'On the other hand you may not
marry him. He loves his mother, and
his mother is probably on her knees
before him at this moment, pleading
with him. You may never get the
Ames inheritance. At least, his moth
er and I will fight against you with
all our power. Now, my dear Miss
Gray, when you have reached my age
if women ever do acknowledge fifty-
five you will realize that the great
"factor of successful life is compro
mise. I will give you a hundred thou
sand dollars to give up my son for
ever and leave town tonight."
The blood rushed into Delia's
cheeks. For all his smooth words,
then, he had mistaken her for a com
mon adventuress for money, her who
had never sought anything but love,
and had always failed to find it.
At that moment she heard a light
step In the hall without. It was so
light that the millionaire, who was
absorbed in signing his name to the
check which he had already with
drawn from his pocket, failed to de
tect It. The woman's heart leaped up.
It was Charles her lover whom she
loved better than all the world. A
surge of anger swept over her.
But the father's words had sunk in
deep. She had Indeed often thought
of what the future might bring to
them. She had begun to realise that
love may not be captured, that he is
elusive to those who seek him and
only comes to those whose lives are
set in other molds than hers.
A few years with Charles, and, as
the father had sald, the end would
come. At thirty-five he would bo in
the prime of life; she, at forty-one,
a middle-aged woman.
And the Bpell of the past was on
her, and she knew that she, who had
loved in vain, could never hope to
make this new love hers.
She heard tho footstep Btop at tho
door, which was imperceptibly open
Charles had seen his father, or heard
his volco, and hesitated, not knowing
what course to take.
And In that moment tho impulse of
renunciation came to the woman.
"Yes, If your check is good I will
accept it," she said brazenly, stretch
ing out her hand to Hardwlck's, to re
ceive ihe paper.
"It is quite good,' said the father
complacently. "You agree, then, to
leave town tonight in return for a
hundred thousand dollars, and never
to see my Bon again? Such an agree
ment Is, of course, not valid in law,
but well, you would find it hard to
break it, even if you wished to, which
I do not believe."
"I shall leave tonight,'' said Delia
mechanically. And she heard the
quick gaBp behind the door and then
the sharp sounds of retiring footsteps.
"Who's that?" cried the father
"Tho Janitor, I suppose," said Delia,
He rose. "Goodby, then," he said
with quiet triumph. "I am glad we
settled that so sensibly. And if ever
I can be at your service "
He was gono, and Delia seized the
check and tore it wildly into a hun
dred pieces. Then, with flushed
cheeks and tearless eyes, she began
BRIEF FOR OSAGE ORANGE
Many Uses That Are Made of a Com
mon and Deservedly Popular
A MlsBourl correspondent of the
Youth's Companion comes loyally to
the defense of tho Osago orange,
which we permitted ourselves to
speak of as a wood that has no par
ticular value beyond its use as a dye
stuff. The Osage orange, he says, is a
favorite hedge plant in the middle
West, because it grows very quickly,
endures close trimming, and forms a
tough, efficient barrier, when used for
fencing. In or out ot the ground
it is remarkably durable, aud Osage,
fence posts sell at high prices. Farth
er south than Missouri it grows tall
enough to be used 'for telegraph and
In the extremo south where In the
vernacular it is known as "bow dock"
(apparently a contraction of bols
d arc) It is much used in the manufac
ture ot cart and wagon wheels. The
wood is tough and hard, and It con
tracts and expands very little when
exposed to the extremes of flood or
As a fuel Osage wood has few
equals, and live stock often eat Its
fruit, the hedge orange or hedge
I'lunted In groves, the tree grows
rapidly and appears to be absolutely
tree from disease. The heart wood,
a brilliant yellow color, is beautiful
both In color and grain; used for in
terior finish, it will take a high polish.
The characteristics that make its
enemies abuse the Osage are the very
qualities that recommend it to Its
friends. The seasoned wood is so
hard that you can hardly drive a nail
or fence staple Into it The dense
mass ot tough branches and needle
pointed thorns make a fine fence, but
they Irritate the men who must attack
a neglected, overgrown hedge. The
very sturdlnesa and hardiness that
enable the Osage orange hedge to en
dure rough treatment and to hold its
own against the assaults ot live stock
are likely to annoy the man who
wishes to change his fence lines and
mutt subdue a string of hedge to do
EVERLASTING NAY PRODUCES
LAWLESSNESS IN CHILDREN
By SIDONIE MATZNER GRUENBERG
Mother, May I Take Off My
LAWRENCE came running up to
the porch, where his- mother and
a visitor were sewing. Pausing
long enough to Batlsfy the conventions,
he asked breathlessly: "Mother, may
I take off my shoes and stockings and
go barefoot this afternoon?" The nega
tive answer came short and sharp.
Then Lawrence bogan to tease. "You
let me Monday and last week," he re
minded her. "I know I did," Bald moth
er, "but not this afternoon." There
was no reason given, and none re
quired, apparently. It was merely a
question of having the last word. Of
course, mother had the last word.
Lawrence took his departure, sulk
ing and resentful. When he was be
yond hearing the visitor asked; "Why
didn't you let him go barefoot? You
evidently don't object on principle,
and there Is nothing In tho weather,
and the ground Is dry enough." The
mother was not proud of her position.
She had to confess that she had no
good reason for objecting, only a linger
ing memory of the time Lawrence
had cut his toe some weeks ago. But
he had gone barefoot several times
since; there really was no objection.
But having said "No," she, had to stick
to it, had she not? . "Perhaps," sug-
NUNAMAKER IS HITTING HARD
Catcher Let Go by Boston Red Sox la
Proving Valuable Man for Man
ager Bill Donovan.
Leslie Nunamaker, the catcher of
the New York Americans, haa been a
real batting sensation to date. Nuna
maker was let go by the Red Sox to
the Yanks and has proved a valuable
! : SHIS'
man for Bill Donovan. His work with
the stick has been gtlt-cdgcd so far
this season. ' If he keeps up his slug
ging It will be hard work to keep the
team from the top, with the other
strength It has acquired this year.
Many People in This
Strange City Never
Saw the Light of Day
In Oallcla there Is one ot the most
remarkable underground cities In the
world. It has a population ot over
a thousand men, women and children,
most of whom have never seen the
light ot day.
It Is known as the City ot the Salt
Mines, and is situated several hundred
feet below the earth's surface. Its
being Is due to the greatest salt mine
in the world, which, though It has been
mined for many generations, seems In
exhausttble. The city has its town
hall, church, theater, and assembly
room, all made from the crystallised
rock salt. It has long, wide streets
and big squares, lighted by electricity.
There are numerous Instance ot
families In this underground city
where not a single Individual In three
or tonr generations has seen the tun.
Shoes and Stockings?
geBted the friend, "it's Just a habit
of denying children's requests because
so many of them are foolish and un
reasonable?" The mother admitted
that probably It was.
Although we hate the idea of bull
dozing the young children, we get the
habit of saying "No" before consider
ing the merits of the request Not
withstanding our chagrin on being
nagged again and again into making
concessions to our children, we get
the habit of saying "No." However
much we may regret it the moment
after, we obey that impulse and still
Again and again, in your intercourse
with children, you will find it advis
able and necessary to say "No." Well
then, Bay it; and stick to it! The
great problem Is to say "No" nine
times and then be still able to say
"Yes," if need be, the tenth time. In
other words, we must avoid getting the
habit of giving children any stereo
typed answer. Every request and
every question must be met with the
freshness of a new situation and treat
ed on its merits. Only thus can we
expect to retain the children's conn
dence In our judgment and in our
MOTHER'S COOK BOOK
To make nice chicken broth scrub
the chicken in warm water to which a
teaspoonful of soda has been added,
using a vegetable brush for the scrub
bing. Wipe dry and cut in small
pieces, cover with cold water and
bring slowly to the boiling point, let
simmer for five hours, Btraln and when
cool, remove the fat. This will form
a thick gelatine when cold and will
keep for some time In a cool place.
Barley boiled soft may be added to
this soup, or rice makes a pleasing
Take a half cupful of strong chicken
broth, a half cupful of rich milk, one
egg and a yolk of an egg, salt and pep
per to taste. Beat the egg, add the
seasoning and strain Into two small
cups. Set the cups into a pan of hot
water and bake until firm in a mod
erate oven. This recipe will be easily
doubled to serve four or more. Serve
either hot or cold.
Cook half an onion cut in thin
pieccB, half a carrot and two stalks of
celery, cut fine In two tablespoonfuls
of butter until yellow and softened;
ndd a can of tomatoes, two more Btalks
of celery, a snlce bag and a ouart of
-water. Let simmer 20 minutes, then
strain. Reheat and thicken with two
tablespoonfulB of cornstarch smoothed
in water, cook until well cooked. Sea
son with salt, paprika and green or
red peppers cut In strips.
Solect fresh soft American cheese,
cut in small pieces and measure a cup
ful. Melt over hot water, add a cupful
of heated cream, take from the flro
and stir until the cheese Is well mixed
! and smooth. Cover a cupful of bread
crumbs with one cupful of milk and let
stand for half an hour. Add to the
beaton yolks of two eggs and add this
to the cheese. Season to taste with
salt and paprika, butter the ramekin
dishes and told in the whites of two
GIRLS TRAINED IN
Forty-Jour girls recently completed a course of training in an
association supported by New York department stores. They are
the pioneers of a new idea.
In establishing this training school the store directors broke
away from tho old theory that since the store girl was not expected
to stay permanently at work, but would get married, nothing beyond
"welfare" work was fitting in her behalf.
Under the new plan tho girl is to make a serious study of
department store employment She is to find out what element
enter into the success of tho particular department in which sha
works. She is to know costs and efficiency in handling goods ; she
is to be trained to look upon her job as one leading to promotion.
From such a store experience, based on the new training, the
girl who marries will go into the home with the purpose to study
its economic problems and make it a financial success.
eggs beaten stiffly. Fill the ramekins
and bake for IS minutes in a medium
Use equal quantities of beef, lamb
or mutton and veal, add a pint of wa
ter to each pound of the meat. Cut the
meat in small pieces, adding the bones,
then cover with cold water and sim
mer for four hours. Strain and season
with salt. Cool to remove the fat be
A simple bodice is finished around
the bottom with three tiny ruffles, the
ruffles also appearing at the bottom of
Children are wearing hats with very
Some of the pocketbooks seen are
very long and narrow.
Silk Jersey is used for afternoon
Nearly all the latest corsages fasten
In the back.
Ribbon trimmings adorn the newest
For Her Coiffure.
Much attention to the tresses
is paid these days.
To wear smart hats one's hair
must be fashionably arranged.
For evening occasions there
are many beautiful hair orna
ments. The fan-shaped Spanish comb
is quite the vogue Just now it
suits the new high form of
dressing the hair.
Fascinating little winged and
flower effects, worked out in
rhinestones on Imitation shell,
may be worn with the hair high
IT MADE A DIFFERENCE
Some people think anything tire
some that is a duty.
It's easy for a man to get married
if he doesn't want to.
Some women have a mania for col
lecting marriage certificates.
A woman can believe only half she
hears when she so chooses.
Most ot us believe in everlasting
punishment for our enemies.
ARE 0 ANO WKPA
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SOME SUMMER SALADS
ESPECIALLY DELICIOUS DISHES
FOR THE HOT DAYS.
Three Made With Eggs and Different
Varieties of Vegetables Of Water-cress
or Asparagus Mix
ture Is Liked by Many.
Salads, delicious' throughout the
year, are especially valuable aa a part
of the summer diet. Here are some
Interesting receipts for them:
Egg Salad. A delicious egg salad
now that eggs are cheap again they
can be used plentifully in luncheon
salads Is made in this way: Boll the
eggs hard for 20 minutes and cool.
Remove shells and separate whites
and yolks. Cream the yolk with a
little melted butter and mix with
mashed sardine. Form into balls
about the size of egg yolks. Place
a couple on each plate of crisp white
lettuce leaves. Press the whites
through a ricer and sprinkle over the
yolks. Serve with mayonnaise.
Another egg salad is made in this
way: Boll the eggs hard and devil
them and serve two halves on a slice
of tomato on each plate, with a leaf
of crisp lettuce In which a big spoon
ful of mayonnaise is placed.
Still another good egg salad Is made
by cutting hard-boiled eggs In half and
removing the yolks. Fill the whites
with diced beets and peas, mixed with
mayonnaise, and put on lettuce leaves.
Sprinkle with the crumbled yolks and
add a spoonful of mayonnaise to each
Watercress Salad. Wash the water
cress thoroughly and then dip it. In
salted water to which lemon Juice has
been added. Shake well and serve
with French dressing or mayonnaise.
Asparagus Salad. Asparagus salad
Is seasonable. Boil asparagus stalks
carefully, drain and chill. Serve three
or four on a lettuce leaf for each per
son and dress with French dressing.
Or else on each group of asparagus
stalks place a spoonful of mayonnaise
and sprinkle genorou3ly with red pep
Spinach Salad. Chop cold boiled
spinach thoroughly. Dress with
French dressing and form into a small
mound or a nest on each plate. If
made In nest form, add three or four
eggs made from the mashed yolks of
hard-boiled eggs and sprinkle the
chopped white over all. If In the
mound, garnish with lengthwise
eighths of the hard-boiled eggs.
Cauliflower Salad. Boll cauliflower
and drain it thoroughly. Break it into
sections and serve on lettuce with
mayonnaise. Garnish with diced to
mato. Mixed Salads. All sorts ot mixed
vegetable salads are palatable at this
time of year. There are as many com
binations as the ingenuity of the cook
may devise. For instance, diced
cucumbers, diced sweet, red and green
peppers and diced celery, mixed with
French dressing, are good. Then there
are diced tomatoes, peppers and
cucumbers. There are string beans,
with diced beets, and there are tomato
and celery together. All can be served
with mayonnaise, but French dressing
Is better with such celebrated .mix
tures. Fish Balls With Bacon.
Cook three or four slices of bacon
In a frying pan, without letting either
the fat or the bacon become discol
ored by heat. Cut enough pared, raw
potatoes in quarters to fill a cup
twice; add a teaspoonful of salt and
boiling water and cook till tendor;
drain, mash and add one can ot fish
flakes, two tablespoonfuls of cream
sauce If at hand, or two tablespoonfuls
of butter, one-fourth teaspoonful black
pepper and a little hot milk; beat
thoroughly, shape In cakes, dip these.
In flour and fry in tho bacon fat. Cold,
boiled potatoes, quickly rebolled, may
be ueed in place of fresh cooked po
tatoes. Mutual Gingerbread Pie.
Line a deep plate with rich pie
crust Stir together half a cupful of
molasses, two tablespoonfuls of sugar,
two tablespoonfuls of lard and one
teaspoonful of ginger, then add a cup
ful of boiling water with one teaspoon
ful of soda dissolved in it. Stir In one
and one-quarter cupfuls of flour and
boat well with eggbeater; then break.
Into the mixture one egg and beat thor
oughly. Pour Into crust and bake un
til a toothpick thrust Into the center
of cake comes out clean. When cold,
spread top thickly with whipped cream,
sweetened and flavored if desired.
Put a piece ot salt codfish to soak
over night. In the morning pour off
the water, put on fresh cold water and
let come to a Bcald. Taste, and it still
salt, repeat, as It wants to be tender
and soft like fresh fish. Pick up, in
flakes, cut a hard-boiled egg in pieces,
mix with it crisp lettuce leaves, cover
with the mixture and pour salad dress
ing over It .
Pare and slice one pint of fresh
cucumbers, put in kettle with just wa
ter to cover them. Cook till tender.
Pepper, salt and piece ot butter. Add
milk tor as much as you want. Eat
with crackers like oyster stew.
Sweet Pepper 8alad.
Take a lettuce heart, cut a green
sweet pepper Into straw-shaped
lengths, arrange on the lettuce, sprin
kle with walnuts broken In small
pieces and mask with mayonnaise,