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Electrical Voting Device
Is Proposed for House
General Resume of Important Events
Tlircuaiiout the WorkL
P resident W ilson has signed
Portland-V ancouver bridge bill.
T w enty persons applied for loans at
P o rtlan d ’s Remedial Loan office the
Marconi has succeedeed in lig h tin g
an electric lam p a t a distance o f six
m iles by w ireless.
The F xieral in vestigators of the
strik e situation in Colorado are having
some storm y sessions.
The Sum pter D redge company, w ork
ing near Baker, O r., reports the find
ing of a nugget w orth $1500.
Co-eds a t the U n iv ersity of C alifor
nia have ruled out the tango, m axixe,
one-step and hesitation waltz.
B urg ars spent two hours blowing
up the safe of the N orthern Pacific at
Olym pia, and obtained 18 coppers for
th e ir trouble.
"A ll the 107 employes of the Savory
hotel, in S eattle are to work on the
profit-sharing plan, divisions to be
made m onthly.
frtendt didn’t come. There'i nobody
due now but Culver Cor—”
W ashington, D. C.—The alow pro
cess of rollcall in the house of repre
sen tativ es m ay be done away w ith in
the near fu tu re in favor of an elec
trical appliance for re g iste rin g the
votes of the 435 m em bers alm ost in
A sub-com m ittee of
the rules com m ittee has outlined a
feasible plan which has th e approval
o f S peaker C lark and M ajority Leader
The proposal for a voting machine
was m ade by R epresentative W alsh, of
New Je rse y , an e x p ert in electrical
Rollcall in the house now requires
45 m inutes, and is resorted to when a
filibuster is declared by the m inority.
The new scheme would elim inate this
from legislative procedure.
com m ittee’s plan would provide a
locked device a t each m em ber's 6eat
w ith buttons representing his vote,
aye, nay or present. These would cor
respond w ith spaces beside the mem
b e r's nam e on the indicator boards
placed about the room, show ing the
detail of the vote in colored lig h ts and
also a t the c le rk 's desk, w here a card
FRANCIS XAVIER MATTHIEU.
would be punched and tabulated me
chanically, serving as a full record of N oted Pioneer of th e N orthw est and L ast S u rvivor of Convention of 1843, Who
Died on His Old D onation Land Claim a t ltutteville, Or., Feb. 4, Aged 96.
the vote in every case.
FRANCIS XAVIER MATTHIEU,
PIONEER OF NORTHWEST
FRENCH OFFICERS ARREST
ALLEGED GERMAN SPY
The president of the M ercantile
Bank of Memphis, T enn., is in jail,
Toul, F rance— A m an g iv in g the
charged w ith the em bezzlem ent of
nam e of Theodore Burgard, whom the
police believe to be one of the clever
Silas Christofferson, a Pacific Coast
aviator, broke the A m erican long dis st Germ an spies in F rance, wa3 a r
tance record by flying from San F ra n rested while photographing the fo rti
cisco to Lerdo, Cal., a distance of 306 fications a t th is place. The police as
se rt B urgard has been supplying in
Colonel G oethals has removed the form ation to the Germ an m ilita ry au
head o f com m issary dep artm en t of the th o rities for the last 16 years.
canal zone fo r alleged acceptance of
He ostensibly engaged in farm ing
. g ra tu itie s from those who furnished
in a small way near Nancy.
A search of the m an’s house brought
M ilton H. Lee, 73 years old, has con to lig h t 50 sta ll m aps and plans of
fessed th a t he is the “ gentlem an ban fo rts on the northeastern fro n tier.
d i t ” who has operated in Montana, Correspondence o f an alleged compro
W ashington, Oregon and C alifornia m ising nature, w ritte n in Germ an,
for the past tw enty years.
was also found.
T he rifle belonging to Outlaw Lo
pez, and which he took w ith him into Haitiens Elect President;
the Apex m ine when driven to bay by
Foreign Troops Withdraw
officers, has been found beneath a tre s
tle n ear the m ine, which fa c t is taken
P o rt Au Prince, H a iti — O restes
as evidence th a t the outaw made good Zamor was elected president of H aiti
a t a m eeting of congress Monday by a
M exican rebels have captured Maz- vote of 93 out of 105 ballots cast. It
atlan, which gives them th e ir first sea was announced th a t a fte r the election
the detachm ents from the foreign w ar
ships would retu rn to th e ir ships, as
P resident W ilson gives unqualified conditions w ere tranquil. The revolu
approval for the building of two new tionary troops under Zamor occupy all
the m ilita ry stations. There w ere no
disorders on the arrival of the revolu
Spokane, W ash., celebrated “ A pple
tio n ists from Gonaives.
D ay” w ith the therm om eter a t zero.
O restes Zamor form erly was gover
R ep resen tativ e B rem ner died from nor o f the N orthern departm ent, and
cancer in spite of several w eeks' tr e a t held th e portfolio of the w ar m inis
try in 1911. He headed the revolution
m ent w ith radium .
in the city of Gonaives last Ja n u a ry
In stru cto rs in the “ tan g o ” were ap and his forces a few days la te r won a
plauded a t B aker, O r., but could not victory over the revolutionists under
g e t enough pupils to pay.
Senor D avilm ar Theodore, who had
Gold in paying q u a n titie s has been proclaim ed him self com m ander-in-chief
Theodore returned to
found on a side hill w ithin the city of all rebels.
Cape Ila itie n , w here he has set up a
liib its of A berdeen, W ash.
provisional governm ent.
B itin g cold grips the Middle W est,
Sioux City, Iowa, re p o rtin g zero and
Freedom for Philippines
Cheyenne, W yo., 18 below.
Contractors Prepare to Complete
Big Northwest Projects Soon.
Eugene to Coos Bay In Oregon, Te-
nino Cut-Off In Washington,
Will Employ Many Men.
Portland — Em ploym ent for more
than 3000 men will be provided about
March 1 by th e operations of a single
Portland concern — th a t of P o rter
Bros , railroad contractors.
P o rte r Bros, are a rra n g in g to re
sum e work on the Coos Bay line of the
Southern Pacific betw een Acme and
Marshfield and on the Tenino cut-off of
the N orthern Pacific south of Tacoma.
Both of these projects, which have
been under way fo r several years,
have been idle on account of the w in
te r rains.
A bout 2500 men will be
employed on the Southern Pacific
work and about 600 men on the N orth
ern Pacific project.
I t is planned to com plete the Tenino
line by Septem ber 1 and the N orthern
Pacific expects to have train s running
over the cut-off soon a fte r th a t tim e.
As a d irec t resu lt o f operations a t
Tenino the O.-W . R. & N. company
will begin construction o f a new line
betw een a convenient point on this
cut-off and Olym pia.
C ontracts for
th is work have not been let, but a con
siderable force of men w ill be em
PRESIDENT WILSON OPPOSES
EXEMPTION FROM TOLLS
F rancis X avier M atthieu, the m ost
picturesque link betw een the old Ore
gon o f trad in g posts and canoes and
the new Oregon of railroads, steam
ships and departm ent stores, .died
W ednesday m orning a t the home of
his daughter, Mrs. Rose B ergevin, a t
B utteville, Or. Mr.' M atthieu was a
pioneer o f 1842, and the sole survivor
of the fam ous Champoeg convention of
May 2k 1842, when it was voted to
organize an Am erican provisional gov
ernm ent. It was his vote th a t decided
the issue and probably saved the g re at
te rrito ry o f Oregon, W ashington, and
a large p a rt of M ontana, Idaho and
C alifornia, to the U nited S tates, in
stead of allowing it to become a p a rt
of G reat B ritain.
Mr. M atthieu would have been 96
years old A pril 2, 1914. H e had been
ailin g for the past year, b u t retained
his m ental faculties until the end.
BORAH PLEDGES AID TO
COLUMBIA AND SNAKE
L ew iston, Idaho — The Lew iston
Com mercial club received the follow
ing le tte r from Senator B orah:
“ I am pleased to acknowledge re
ceipt o f your le tte r o f Ja n u a ry 23,
calling a tte n tio n to the im portance to
our s ta te o f an am endm ent which it is
understood Senator Cham berlain, of
Oregon, w ill introduce to a bill th a t
will seek an appropriation of $50,000
for a survey of the Colum bia and
Snake rivers, in connection w ith
plan of canalizing the sam e from nav
through the necessary dam construc
tion, provide fo r the »generation of
electric power. T his m a tte r will have
my earn est atte n tio n , and I am glad
to have the view s o f the Lew iston
Commercial club for consideration in
connection w ith th e subject. I thank
you for w ritin g m e .”
According to an e stim a te o f John H.
Lewis, sta te engineer for Oregon, the
w ater power on th e Snake riv e r oe-
tween Lew iston and H untington is
capable of developing up to 800,000
B altim ore—P resident W ilson, in a
le tte r to W illiam L. M arbury, of this
says th a t the
exem ption of
Would Bring Disaster city,
A box of gold n uggets w orth about
Am erican coast-w ise ships from P an
$40,000 was found by a K ansas home
W ashington, D. C. — “ The Moro am a canal tolls “ constitutes a very
stead er buried n ear his farm .
would m ake short work of local Fill m istaken policy from every point of
A bill to p rohibit the in te rsta te pino governm ent,’’ says B rigadier view and benefits for the present, at
tran sp o rta tio n of strik eb re ak e rs has G eneral Pershing, in his la te st report any ra te , only a m onopoly.”
as governor of Mindanao, to S ecretary P resident also pays a high trib u te to
been introduced in the house.
S ecretary of S ta te Bryan.
A divorce granted a woman in B utte,
“ The actual relations betw een them
M ont., specially declares she shall are such th a t any a tte m p t a t Filipino
Protest Moving Liberty Bell.
have absolute onw ership of the fam ily governm ent would lead only to rebel Militant Suffragists Tire
Philadelphia — Mrs. Cora Rogers
lion and disaster.
Peace in the Moro
of Rule of Radicals Bleakley.
president general o f the N a
P resid en t W ilson a sserts him self as province can be m aintained only by a
London — Miss Sylvia Pankhurst, tional Soceity o f th e D aughters of the
positively opposed to exepm tion of continuance o f A m erican control. If d a u g h te r o f the m ilita n t suffragette Revolution, presented M ayor B lanken
A m erican vessels from Panam a canal we are to honestly carry out our obli leader, announced her secession from burg a petition containing thousands
gations to the trib e s who have yielded
to our a uthority and who expect us to the W om an’s Social ana Political un of names p ro testin g a g a in st the re
guide them to som ething b e tte r, the ion, the m ilita n t w om en's organiza moval of the L ib e rty Bell from Inde
e n tire island o f Mindanao m ust be tion. The E ast End o f Iaindon fed pendence Hall.
Mrs. Bleakley told th e m ayor th a t
governed and controlled perm anently eration, which hith erto has been a
branch of the parent organization, will among the signers w ere veterans of
W heat—T rack p rices: Club, 89® by Am erican officials and under A m eri henceforth be entirely independent.
the Civil w ar, u n iv ersity presidents,
90c per bushel; bluestem , 98®99c; can sov ereig n ty .”
The r i f t am ong the m ilita n t suffra- j professors, bankers and editors.
The a m in istratio n ’s Philippine pol
forty-fold, 90c; red Russian, 87c; val
Mayor B lankenburg is not averse to
icy has not y e t been worked out far
P a n k h u rst's u ltra-revolutionary
O ats— No. 1 w hite, m illing, $25 ton. enough to indicate how fa r the gen pirations, which the leaders of the j sending the L iberty Bell to San F ra n
Corn—W hole, $35 to n ; cracked, $36. e ra l’s views are shared in W ashing W omen's Social and Political union cisco, where it is w anted for the P an
ama-Pacific Intern atio n al exposition.
B arley—Feed, $22.50 per ton; brew ton.
are beginning to believe are dam aging
ing, $23.50; rolled, $26®27.
New Sacrifices Coming.
Strike Shooting Is Told.
H ay— No. 1 E astern Oregon tim
Several of the younger and more
Stockholm —T h irty thousand Social
othy, $16.50; m ixed tim othy, $14; al
Houghton, Mich. — D escribing the
am bitious m em bers o f the W omen’s
falfa, $14; clover, $9® 10; valley, ists held a dem onstration a g ain st in Social and Political union view w jt |, shooting a t her home a t Seeberville on
g rain hay, $12®13.50.
creasing the expenditure for arm a unconcealed sa tisfac tio n the P ark - A ugust 14, when two o f her boarders
M illfeed—Bran, $21.60 per ton; m ents, and demanded th a t the m inis
h u rst feud, believing th a t it will end were killed, Mrs. A ntonia P u trien te s
shorts, $23.50; m iddlings, $29®30.
ters work ra th e r for peace and fra the au tocratic sw ay the Pankbursts tified S aturday a t th e tria l o f two dep
V egetables—Cabbage, 6c per p m n d ; tern ity . The prem ier, M. S ta af, re
have exercised over the society since uty sheriffs and th ree Waddell-Mahon
head lettuce, $2.50 per c ra te ; garlic, plied in spite of his sym pathy in the
Mr. and Mrs. F rederick P ethic Law detective agency guards th a t the face
1 2|c per pound; sprouts, 8® 10c; a r ti question of international peace, he
rence w ere d .iv e n out of it last year. of a babe held in her arm s w as burned
chokes, $2 per dozen; squash, 1 f f/r 2Jc was convinced th a t the Swedish people
by powder from th e officers' pistols.
per pound; celery, $3.60 per c ra te ; would be compelled to m ake a new and
The w itness denied th a t any shots
Work on Locks Nears.
hothouse lettuce, 50@75c per box; g re a t sacrifice for the country.
W ashington, D. C. — In the opinion were fired from inside th e house.
spinach, 76®80c per c ra te ; horse governm ent, however, he added, was
The strik e rs continued to assem ble
radish, 8® 10c per pound; turnips, $1 not inclined to accede to the dem ands of ex-S enator Jonathan Bourne, actual
w itnesses to ap p ear before the con
per sack ; carrots, $1; parsnips, $1; for prolongation o f in fan try service.
work on the W illam ette locks may be gressional investig atio n n e x t week.
sta rte d this m onth. The Federal en
G reen fru it—Apples, 75c®$2.26 per
gineer has procured for th e secretary
Engine to Be Strongest.
Boiling Wells Spit Salt.
box; cranbessies, $12(0 12.50 per bar
Chicago - A contract for the larg est of w ar the recom m endation he rep o rt
Bucharest, Roum ania — Phenomenal
re l; pears, $1®1.50.
ed to the d e p artm en t of ju stice, th a t
Onions—Oregon, $3.50 per sack; and strongest gasoline m otorboat en the question o f the easem ent on the geysers throw ing up boiling w a ter and
buying price. $3®3.25 per sack a t gine ever built was closed Monday by W illam ette locks would not in te rfere steam heavily im pregnated w ith sa lt
Commodore Jam es A. Pugh, o f Chi
have a ttra c te d num bers o f geologists
w ith the engineering construction.
P otatoes—Oregon, 80c® $l per cw t; cago, who ordered the building o f an The secretarv is expected to sign the to the oil fields a t Fiiipesci de T irgu,
The w a
buying price, 60®90c a t shipping engine o f 1400 horsepower. T his mo report, in which esse final action au in the province o f Prahova.
to r will be installed in the D isturber
te r issues from borings m ade in the
search for oil.
Eggs - Oregon fresh ranch, 34®35c IV, the new hydroplane racer w ith ably would be taken next week.
which Mr. Pugh hopes to brin g to
I t is throw n to a g re a t h eig h t and
is accompanied by a terrific hissing
P o u ltry —Hens, 16$®17c per pound; Am erica the H am sw orth trophy, em
roar th a t can be heard five or six
springs, 16$®17c; turkeys, live, 20® blem atic o f the w orld’s cham pionship.
W ashington, I). C.— W ith m ors than miles. Around each boring a heavy
21c; dressed, choice, 26® 26c; ducks, The new engine will be o f the 24-cylin-
dcr type, arranged In two blocks of 12
crust of sa lt has been deposited w ithin
14® 17c; geese, 12®12Jc.
house Saturday held its first of a series a radius of 500 yards.
B u tte r— Cream ery prints, extras, cylinders each.
314® 32Jc per pound; cubes, 30c.
leford good roads hill. R epresentative 1 Kentucky Legislators Vaccinated.
Jobless Ones Want Days.
P ork— Fancy, 10Jc per pound.
G hicago—Resolutions reeom mending Shackleford, of Missouri, opened the
Veal— Fancy, 14® 14ic per pound.
F ra n k fo rt, K y.—Several m em bers
H ops— 1913 crop, prim e and choice, a N ational Jobless day sim ilar to the discussion, o u tlin in g the project. He I of the K entucky leg islatu re and m any
residents of this c ity a re nursing sore
21® 23c per pound; 1914 contracts, annual Labor day celebration were [
adopted here a t a m eeting of the U n it m axim um of $25,000,000 of Federal arm s, the result o f vaccination due to
a smallpox scare w hich developed re
Wool — Valley, 14ft/16r per pound; ed Brotherhood W elfare association.
The resolutions w ere forw arded to ditioned upon equal local appropria cently, when it was announced th a t
Eastern Oregon, 10ft<15c; mohair,
Samuel Gompers, president of the
Senator P orter and R ep resen tativ e Ol
choice. 1913 clip, 26c.
Am erican Federation of Labor, w ith three classes, from $15 a m ile for d irt iver w ere ill w ith th e disease.
Cascara b a rk —Old and new, 5c.
C a ttle —P rim e steers, $7.25ft/7.80; the request th a t the F ederation aid in
Turkish Women to Learn.
choice, |7 ® 7 .2 5 ; m edium, $6.75®7; estab lish in g recognition o f th e men
To Allow Betting on Games.
choice cows, $ 6 . 260 ( 6 . 60 ; medium, $6 w ithout jobs.
London— A d ispatch to the Daily
® 6 . 2 6 ; h e ife rs, | 6 ® 6 . 7 5 ; lig h t cal-1
H a v an a—G eneral F rey re Andrade, T elegraph from C onstantinople an
ves. $8 ® 9 ; heavy calves, $6® 7.76;
S t r i k in g W a itre s s e s A rre s te d .
m ayor o f H avana, is about to issue a nounces th a t a decision has been
bulls, $ 4 ® 6 .75; atag s. $6ft/6.60.
C hicago—Seven strik in g w aitresses decree, it became known recently, al reached to adm it T urkish women to
H ogs— L ig h t, 97.50® 8.30; heavy, who continued p icketing a down-town lowing free b e ttin g on baseball games. the u niversity.
Special lectures on
re stau ra n t w ere a rrested
Monday. Public baseball w agers have not been hygiene, gynaecology, dom estic econ-
Sheep — W ethers, $5® 6.86; ewes, They w ere charged w ith “ lounging perm itted here since the occupation of omy, science and w om en’s rig h ts will
Cuba by A m erican troops.
$ 3 . 60 ® 4 . 7 6 ; lam bs, $ 6 ® 6 . 60 .
I and loafing.”
be delivered for th e ir benefit.
A ROMANCE J f
SUGGESTED BY THE PLAY BY
BEACH A1TO BttJL ARMSTRONG
C O P Y R IG H T
1 9 1 0 B T HARPER BT » R O T H E R S
Cowboy« o f th e F ly in g H e a rt ran ch are
h e a r t b r o k e n o v e r t h e lose of t h e i r m u c h -
p rlie.l p h o n o g r a p h by th e d e fe a t o f th e ir
c h a m p i o n In a f o o t - r a c e w i t h t h e c o o k of
the t e n l l p .d e ranclp
A h o u s e p a r t y Is
on a t th e F l y i n g H e a r t
J. W a ll in g f o r d
Sp e e d , c h e e r l e a d e r a t Yale, a n d C u l v e r
C ovlniiton, Inter-collpsrlnte c h a m p i o n r u n
ner, a r e exp ected .
H e le n Hluke. S p e e d 's
s w e e t h e a r t , b e c o m e s i n t e r e s t e d in t h e loss
o f th e p h o n o g rap h . S h e s n ^ e s t s to J e a n
C h ap in , siste r o f th e o w n e r of th e ran c h ,
t h a t s h e i n d u c e C o v i n g to n , h e r lover, to
w in b a c k th e p h o n o g rap h . H elen d e c la res
t h a t if C o v i n g t o n w o n ’t r u n , S p e e d will.
T h e cow boys a re hilarious over th e p ro s
Speed a n d his v a le t. T .arry G lass,
t r a i n e r a t Yale, a rr ly e . H e le n H la k e a s k s
Speed, w h o h a s posed to h e r a s a n n th -
Iete, to r a c e a g a i n s t t h e C e n t ip e d e m a n .
i he c o w b o y s jo in in th e a p p e a l to W a lly ,
a n d f e a r i n g t h a t H e l e n w i l l f in d h i m o u t .
h e c o n s e n ts . H e In sists, h o w e v e r , t h a t he
sh all he e n te re d ns a n u n k n o w n , figuring
t h a t C o v i n g to n will a r r i v e in t im e to t a k e
Speed beg in s tra in in g u n d e r
G l a s s ’ d irection.
"N ot a t all. W hen C ulver arriv es—”
"Oh, th a t is w hat I w ant to talk
over with you," Mrs K eap broke in,
"T hen it isn’t about the foot-race?
You are not angry?" Speed brightened
"I'm not exactly angry; I’m su r
prised and grieved. Of course. I can't
forgive deceit—I dare say I am more
particu lar than m ost people.”
"But you won't tell?" Mrs. K eap in
dicated in soma subtle m anner th at
she was not above m aking term s,
w hereupon her com panion declared,
warm ly: "I'm yours for life! Ask
me for my watch, my rig h t eye, any
thing! I ’ll give it to y o u !”
"I assure you I sh a ’n ’t ask anything
so Im portant as that, but I shall ask
“Nam e it and it is yours!" Speed
w rung the hand she offered.
"And perhaps I can do more than
keep silent—although I don’t see w hat
good It will do. I’erhaps 1 can help
"G racious lady, all I ask Is th a t you
th ru st out your foot and trip up
Berkeley Fresno w henever he stu rts
tow ard her. But him out of the play,
and I shall be th s happiest m an in
’’Now, in w hat way can I serve
Mrs. K eap becam e em barrassed
while (he sam e shadowy trouble th at
had been observed of late settled upon
"I simply hate to ask It,” she said,
"but I suppose I m ust. T here seem s
to be no o th er way out of it.” T urn
ing to him suddenly, she said, la
low, intense voice: "I—I’m in trou
ble, Mr. Speed, such dreadful tro u
"Oh, I’m so so rry !” he answ ered
her, with genuine solicitude. "You
needn’t have m ade any conditions. 1
would have dons anything I could for
“T hat's very kind, for I don't like
our air of conspiracy, but”—Mrs. Koap
was wringing her slen d er hands—"I
Just can't tell the girls. You—you can
help m e.”
Speed allowed her tim e to grow
calm, when she continued:
“ I—I am engaged to bo m arried.”
“Not a t all,” said the young widow,
wretchedly. "T hat is the awful part
of it. I am engaged to two m en !” She
turned her brown eyes full upon him ;
they were strained and tragic.
Speed felt him self im pelled to laugh
im m oderately, but Instead he ob
served, in a tone to relieve h e r anx
"N othing unusual In th a t; it has
been done before. Even I have been
prodigal with my affections. W hat can
I do to relieve the congestion?"
“Please don’t m ake light of it. It
m eans so much to me. I—I’m in love
with Jack Chapin."
“W ith J a c k !”
“ Yes. W hen I cam e here I thought
I cared for somebody else. Why, I
w anted to come here ju st because I
knew th a t—th a t somebody else had
been invited too, and we could be to
“And he couldn’t come—’’
“W ait! And then, when I got here,
I m et Jack Chapin. T hat was less than
a w eek ago, and yet in th a t sh o rt tim e
I have learned th a t he is the only
m an I can ever love—the one m an in
all the world.”
“And you can’t accept because you
have a previous engagem ent. I see!
Jove! It's quite dram atic. But I don’t
During the ensuing pause Mrs. K eap
took occasion to call Speed aBide.
"I have som ething to contribute to the
training-quarters If you will help me
bring it out.” said she.
T he young man bowed. “Most glad
’’W e’ll be back In a little while,"
the chaperon announced to the oth
ers. and a m oment later, when she and
Speed had reached the veranda of the
house, she paused.
"I—I want to speak to you,” she
began, hesitatingly. "It was ju st an
W ally looked at h e r with concern,
for It was plain th a t uhe was deeply
“W hat Is It?"
"I have been trying to get a word
alone with you ever Bince I heard
about this foot-race.” T he young m an
chilled with apprehension as Mrs.
K eap turned her dark eyes upon him
searchingly. "W hy do you w ant to
“To win back the cowboys' tre a s
ure. My h e a rt is touched,” he de
clared. boldly. Mrs. K eap smiled.
”1 believe the latter, but a re you
sure you can win?"
"A bso-bloom lnglutely.”
”1 didn't know you w ere a sprin
Speed shrugged his shoulders.
"H ave you had experience?”
"O ceans of i t ! ”
Mrs. Keap m used for a m oment.
“Tell m e,” said she, finally, “a t w hat
in terco lleg iate gam e did you run
la st? ”
j “I didn’t run la s t; I ran first.”
was im possible to re sen t th e boy’s
"Then a t w hat game did you last
run? I hope I’m not too curious?’’
“Oh no, not a t a il!” Speed stam
“Or, if it is easier, a t w hat college
gam es did you first ru n ? ” Mrs. K eap
was laughing openly now.
"W hy the clear, ringing, rippling
laughter?" asked the young man, to
cover his confusion.
“Because I think it is very funny."
“Oh, you do!" Speed took refuge be
hind an attitude of unbending dignity,
but the young widow would have none
“I know all about you," said she.
“You a re a very wonderful person, of
course; you are a delightful fellow at
a house-party, and a m ost suitable In
dividual generally, but you are not ah
athlete, in spite of those beautiful
clothes In your tru n k .”
“Who told you?”
"C ulver Covington."
“I didn’t know you twro w ere ac
Mrs. Keap flushed. "H e totd me all
about you long ago. You w ear all the
athletic clothes, you know all the talk,
you have tried to m ake the team a
dozen tim es, but you a re not even a
substitute. You are m erely the V ar
sity c h ee rle a d er. Culver calls you
'the head-yeller.’ "
"Columbus has discovered our con
tin e n t!” said Speed. “ You are a very
wise chaperon, and you m ust have a
corking m emory for nam es, but even
a head-yeller is b e tte r than a glee-club
q u a rte r back.” He nodded toward the
bunk-house, whence they had come.
"You haven’t told anybody?”
" ’Yet,’ ’’ he quoted. "The futurity
implied in th a t word disturbs me.
Suppose you and I keep it for a little
secret? S ecrets a re very delightful
a t house-parties.”
"D on't you consider your action de
"N ot a t all. My m otto is 'W e strive "Mr. Speed Goln’ to Live H ere?" In
to please.’ ”
quired the Forem an.
“T hink of H elen.”
"T h at's it; I c a n 't think of any see why you are so excited? If the
thing else! She's mad about athletics, o th er chap Isn’t coming—”
and I had to do som ething to stand off
"B ut he Is! T hat is w hat m akes it
th is w eight lifting ten o r.”
so dreadful! If those two m en should
“Is it any w onder a woman d istru sts m eet"—Mrs. K eap burled her face in
every m an she m eets?” m used the her hands and shuddered—“there
chaperon. “H elen m ight forgive you. would be a tragedy, they a re both so
frightfully Jealous." She began to
"Oh, it's not th a t bad. I know w hat trem ble, and Speed laid a com forting
hand upon her shoulder.
“You will cause these cowboys to
“I think you m ust be exciting your
self unduly," said he. “Je a n 's o ther
lose a lot more money.”
HAS TW O PER IO D S O F R E S T
Division of Time of Slum ber P revent
ed Breakdown of Man W orn Out
Two hours In bed In the early eve
ning la the lete st health recipe for the
busy m an whose day begins early In
the m orning and lasts till late a t night.
The "trea tm e n t.” which consists
■Imply of going to bed from 6 till 7
o’clock, was described by a m edical
m an who prescribed It for a business
man whose m anifold in te rests had
been com pelling hlni to crowd two
days' work into one, to the detrim ent
of his health.
"My p atient now has two distinct
days and two distinct recuperation
period* every tw enty-four hours,”
the doctor explained. "H e begins
work w ith his sec re tary -a n hour be
fore moat business men a rs think
ing of getting up In the m orning. At
five o'clock in the afternoon h it first
day’s work ends and he goes to bed
for two hours’ com plete r e s t At sev-
“T h a t’s who it is ! ” R oberta ra iled
her pallid face aa the young m an fell
“C ulvert G reat Scott! W hy, he's
“W hat I"
"N othingI I—I—” Speed paused,
a t an u tte r loss for words.
“ You see, he'll discover th e tru th ."
"Does he know you are h ere?”
“No. 1 Intended to surprise him. I
was Jealous. I couldn't bear to think
of his being here w ith o th er girls—
men a re so deceitful! T h a t’s why I
consented to a ct as chaperon to Helen.
And now to th in k th a t-1 should have
m et my fate In Ja c k C hapin!"
“I see. You w ant me to break the
news to Culver."
“No! n o !" Mrs. Koap w as aghast.
“If he even suspected the tru th he’d
become a raging lion. Oh, I’ve been
quite distracted ev er since Ja c k left!"
“Well, w hat am I to do? You m ust
have somo p a rt laid out for m e?”
“ I have.
A d esp erate situation de
m ands a d esperate remedy. I ’ve loBt
all conscience. T h a t’s why I agreed to
protect you If you'd protect me."
"Culver Is your friend.”
"W e’re closer th an a chord In 0 .”
"Then you m ust wire him —”
"I have— "
“—Not to com e.”
“W h a t!” J. W allingford Speed atart-
ed as It a wasp had stung him.
"You m ust w ire him a t ouce h o t to
come. 1 don't care w hat excuse you
give, but stop him. Stop h im !”
Speed reached for a pillar; he felt
th a t the porch was spinning slowly
beneath his feet.
“Oh, see here, now! I can’t do th a t! ”
“ You prom ised!” cried Mrs. Keap,
fiercely. ”1 have tried to th in k of
som othlng to tell him , but I'm too
“ Yes, but—but I—w ant him here—
for this foot-race.” W ally swallowed
"F oot-race!” storm ed the widow, in
dignantly. “Would you allow an Insig
nificant thing like a foot race to wreck
a hum an life? Two hum an lives?
"C an’t you—w ire him ?”
Mrs. K eap stam ped her foot. “If he
dream ed I was here he would hire a
special train. No! It m ust come from
you. You a re his b est friend.”
"W hat can I say?" dem anded the
bewildered Speed, unhappily.
”1 don’t care w h at you say, I don’t
care w hat you do—only do som ething,
and do it quickly before he has tim e
to leave Chicago." T hen sensing the
hesitation In h e r com panion’* face:
"Or perhaps you p re fe r to have Helen
know the deceit you have practiced
upon her? And I fancy these cowboys
would re sen t th e Joke, doivt you?
W hat do you think would happen if
they discovered th e ir cham pion to be
m erely a cheer lead er with a trunkful
of new clothes, who can’t do a sin
gle out-door sport—not one?”
"W a lt!” Speed mopped his brow
with a red-and-blue silk handkerchief.
“I’ll do my best.”
‘‘T hen I shall do my p a r t ” And
Mrs. Keap, who could not b ear decep
tion, turned and w ent indoors w hile J.
W allingford Speed, a prey to sundry
misgivings, stum bled down th e steps,
his head in a whirl.
CHA PTER VII.
ERKELEY FRESNO was de
voting him self to
"W h at do you th in k of
our decorations?" she in
"T hey are more or less
ath letic,” he declared, “Was
it Mr. Speed's idea?”
“Yes. He w anted training quarters."
" It’s a joke, Isn’t it?"
"I don’t think so. Mr. Fresno, why
do you dislike Mr. Speed?”
Fresno bent a w arm glance upon the
questioner. "Don’t you know?”
Helen shook h e r head with bland
"T hen you do dislike
“No, indeed! I like him —he m akes
me laugh." H elen bridled loyally.
"Did you see those m edals he wore
yesterday?" the young man queried.
"O f course, and I thought them
“ How w ere they Inscribed? He
wouldn’t let me exam ine them .”
‘N aturally. If I had trophies like
th a t I would guard them too.”
Fresno nodded, musingly. "I gave
"Oh, are you an a th lete?”
"No, but I tim ed a foot-race once.
They gave me a beautiful nearly-
bronze emblem so th a t I could g et In
to the Infield.”
“And did you w in?”
"No! no! I didn’t run! D on't you
understand? I was an official.” Fresno
was vexed a t the g irl’s lack of percep
tion. “I’m not a n ath le te . Miss Blake
I ’m Just an ordinary so rt of chap.” He
led her to a seat, while Jean enlisted
the aid of L airy G lass and completed
the finishing touches to the decora
tions. "A thletics don’t do a fellow any
good a fte r he leaves college. I'm go
ing into business th is fall. H ave you
ever been to C alifornia?” Miss Blake
adm itted th a t she had never been so
far, and Fresno launched him self upon
a glowing description of his native
sta te ; but before he could shape the
conversation to a point w here hli
h e a re r m ight perchance express a de
sire to see its wonders, Still Bill Sto
ver th ru st his head cautiously through
the door to the bunk-house, and al
lowed an adm iring eye to rove ovei
the transform ation.
“Look* like a b a z a a r!” he exclaimed.
"W hat the idea?”
"T rain in ’ q u a rte rs,” said Glass.
“Mr. Speed goin’ to live here?” In
quired the forem an, bringing th e r e
m alnder of his lanky body into view.
(TO B E C O N T IN U E D .)
en o ’clock he is up again, bathes,
dresses and dine*. He is then fresh
for another four o r five hours’ b a d
ness o r social duties. Hla tw o re st
periods combined give him alm ost
nine hours in bed. T he ‘patien t’
gets through a g re a te r am ount of
work and enjoys b e tte r health.”
T h eir W ay.
"W hy should you women w ant to
vote? You can’t fight?”
"C an 't we? J u s t try us and w atch
us com* to the scratch .”