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of the P A R S O N A G E
H UESTO N
(Hobba MrrrlH, (bpjrlfbt, 1910)
PRUDENCE FINDS H E R S E L F B LUSHING AND B R E A TH L E S S
EVERY TIM E SH E LOOKS INTO T H E EYES OF
HER HANDSOM E RESCUER
Mr. Starr, widower Methodist minister at Mount Mark. Ia.. has five
charming daughters. Prudence, the eldest, keeps house for him. Fnlry
Is a college freshman. Carol and Lark, twins, are In high school.
Constance Is the "baby.**
The activities of the Starr girls— Pru
dence’s work, Fairy’s school affairs, the pranks o f the youngsters—
and the family perplexities, make the story.
It Is simply a recital
of homely Incidents glorified by affection.
The preceding Install
ment described the accident suffered by Prudence when she went for
an early-iuomlng bicycle ride and her rescue by a strange young man.
CHAPTER V I 11—Continued.
“Ob— whatever will Mattie Moore
say to me? It’s borrowed. Oh, 1 see
now, that it was just foolish pride that
made me unwilliug to ride during de
cent hours. What a dunce 1 was— as
lie looked at her curiously. This was
beyond his comprehension. She ex
plained and theu was silent a while.
“ Fairy’ll have to get breakfast, and
she always gets father’s eggs too
hard." Silence again. “ Maybe papa’ll
worry. But then, they know by this
time that something always does hap
pen to me, so they'll be prepared."
She turned gravely to the young
man beside her. lie wus looking down
at her, too. And us their eyes met,
and clung for an instant, a slow, dark
color rose in his face. Prudence felt a
curious breathlessness— caused by her
hurting ankle, undoubtedly.
"My name is Prudence Starr— 1 am
the Methodist minister’s oldest daugh
“ And my name is Jerrold Mariner."
He was looking away into the hickory
"M y home is in Des
“ Oh, Des Moines is quite a city,
isn’t it? I ’ve heard quite a lot about
l'ou might tell me about Des
Moines. Is it very nice? Are there
lots of rich people there? O f course,
1 do not really care any more about
rich people than the others, but it al-
wuys makes a city seem grand to have
u lot of rich citizens, 1 think. Don’t
So he told her about Des Moines,
and Prudence lay with her eyes half-
closed, listening, and wondering why
there was more music in his voice than
in most voices.
Her ankle did not
hurt very badly. She did not mind it
at all. In fact, she never gave it a
thought. From beneath her lids, she
kept her eyes fastened on Jerrold
Harmer’s long brown hands, clasped
loosely about his knees. And when
ever she could, she looked up Into his
face. And always there was that cu
rious catching in her breath, and she
looked away again quickly, feeling
that to look too long was dangerous.
“ I have talked my share now,” he
was saying, “ tell me all about your
self, and the parsonage, and your fam
ily. And who is Fairy? And do you
attend the college at Mount Murk?
You look like a college girl.”
“ Oh, I am not,” said Prudence, re
luctant to make the admission for the
first time in her life. “ I am too stupid
to be a college girl. I left high school
five years ago and have been keeping
house for my father and sisters since
then. I am twenty years old. How
old are you?”
“ I am twenty-seven,” and he smiled.
“ Jerrold Ilarraer,” she said slowly
and very musically. “ It is such a nice
name. Do your friends call you
“ The boys at school culled me Itol-
die, and sometimes Ilummie. But my
mother always called me Jerry. She
isn’t living now, either. You call me
Jerry, will you?"
“ Yes, I will, but It won’t be proper.
But that never makes any difference
to me, except when it might shock
the members. You want me to cull
you Jerry, don’t you?”
“ Yes, I do. And when we are better
ncquainted, will you let me call you
“ Call me that now. I can’t be too
particular, you see, when I am lying
on your coat and pillowed with your
belongings. You might get cross, and
take them away from me. Did you
go to college?”
“ Yes, to Harvard, but I wus not
much o f a student. Then I knocked
uround a while, looking at the world,
and two years ago I went home to
Des Moines. I have been there ever
since except fo r little runs once In a
Prudence sighed. "M y sister Fairy
la going to college now. She’s very
clever— oh. very. You'll like her, I am
sure— much better than you do me, of
Prudence was strangely
“ I am sure 1 won’t,” said Jerrold
Hurmcr, with unnecessary vehemence.
"I dou't care a thing for college girls.
1 like home giris."
over aeiuptly, and lay on the grass,
his face on his arms turned toward
her face. They were quiet for u while,
but their glances were clinging.
“ Did you play football at college?
You nre so tall.
Fairy's tall. too.
Fairy’s very grand looking. I’ve tried
my best to cat lots, and exercise, aud
make myself bigger, but— I nm a
“ Yes, I played footbull. But girls
do not need to be so tull as men. Don’t
you remember what Urlaudo said
about Rosalind— ‘Just as tall ns my
heart?' I Imagine you come about to
my shoulder. lVe’11 measure as soon
as you are on your feet again."
“ Are you going to live in Mount
Mark now? A re you coming to stay?"
Prudence was almost quivering as she
asked this. It wus of vital impor
“ No, i will only be there a few days,
but I shall probably be back every
week or so. Is your father very strict?
Maybe he would object to your writing
“ Oh, he isn't strict at all. And he
will be glad for me to write to you, I
know. Is Des Moines Just full of beau
“ I should say not. I never saw a
real beautiful girl In Des Moines In
Saturday »ale. That's Prudence, all
Oh. father, I did forget your
eggs again, I am afraid they lire too
hard. Here, twins, you curry In the
oatmeal, and we will eat. No use to
wait for Prudence, It would be like
waiting for the next comet."
Indeed, it was nearly noon when a
small, one-horse spring wagon drove
Into the parsonage yard.
was In his study with a book, but lie
henrd a piercing shriek from Connie,
and a shrill “ Prudence!“ from one of
the twins. He was downstairs In three
leaps, nnd rushing wildly out to the
little rickety wagon. And there was
“ Don’t be frightened, father. I've
Just sprained my ankle, and It doesn't
hurt hardly any. But the bicycle Is
broken, and we’ll have to pay for it.
You can use my own money In the
bank. Poor Mr. Davis had to walk all
the way to town, because there wasn’t
any room for him In the wagon with
me lying down like this. Will you
carry me In?"
Connie's single bed was hastily
brought downstairs, and Prudence de
posited uiH»n It. "There's no use to
put me upstairs," she assured them.
"1 won't stay there. I want to be dowu
here where I can boss the girls.”
The doctor came in, aud bandaged
the swollen purple ankle. Then they
hud dinuer— they tried to remember
to call it luncheon, but never succeed
e d ! A fter that, tin* whole parsonage
family grouped about the little single
bed in the cheery sitting room.
"\\ hose coat is this, Prudeuce?”
"And where in the world did you
get these towels and silk shirts?” add
Prudence blushed most exquisitely,
"They are Mr. Harmer's,” she said,
and glanced nervously ut her father.
“ Whose?” chorused the family.
" I f you will sit down und keep still.
1 will tell you ull ubout it. But you
must not interrupt me. What time Is
“ T w o o'clock.”
“ Oh, two. Then I have plenty of
time," and in her own frank way, she
told the story.
"Theu Mr. Davis came nlong with
his curt,” she concluded, “ and Jerry—
or— Ilarmer, you know, helped put me
in, and the cart wus so small they both
had to walk.”
“ Where is he now?" “ Is he young?"
"Is he handsome?" "Did he look rich?”
“ Don’t be silly, girls, lie went to
the hotel, I suppose. Anyhow, he left
us as soon as we reached town. He
said he was in a hurry, und nnd some
thing to look after. Ills coat was un
derneath me In the wagon, und he
wouldn’t tuke it out for fear of burt-
I Ing my ankle, so the poor soul Is prob-
T H E S E SHOES W EAR 25 YEARS
They Are Made of Grass and Are Still
Worn by Natives in Parts of
Portugal and Spain.
Esparto shoes, or shoes made o f the
l toughest and strongest o f the coarse
1 esparto fibers, are still worn In Iberia
J and parts of Portugal. There Is no
| shoe made which will outlast them, not
excepting leather shoes. Indeed, one
I pair o f esparto shoes has been known
| to outwear a dozen tanned hide soles.
Tills is due to their faculty o f picking
up and retaining in their Interstices
stony particles. As fast as the pebbles
are worn out they arc replaced auto
matically by others. Thus a self-soling
process is constantly going on. It Is
not uncommon in .some parts of Spnin
“ Do Your Friends Call you Jerry?”
or Portugal to hear the natives boast
my life. Or any place else, for that o f wearing a p »ir o f esparto shoes for
matter, until I came— You know when 25 years or more.
you 'oine right down to It, there ure
mighty few girls that look—just the
way you want them to look.”
Constantinople, even in war time, Is
Prudence nodded. “ That’s the wny
“ the epicure's most golden cornucopia,”
with men, too. Of ull the men I have
in the view o f a contributor to Hurp-
seen in my life, I never saw one be
fore that looked Just the way 1 want
No sweets In Europe can compare
ed him to.”
with the Turkish, he says. As for pud
“ Before?” he questioned eagerly.
“ Yes,” said Prudence frankly. “ You dings, “ mahelllil, a firm, white pudding
said to he made of the pulverized
look Just us I wish you to.”
white meat o f fowl delectably sweet
ened, gets a curious bold on the
C H APTE R IX.
“ Ous koumrl” Is described as "sure
Father Starr Reads the Signs.
And in the meanwhile, at the par ly one o f the finest fish in the world.”
sonage, Fairy was patiently getting One gets the Impression, however, that
breakfast. "Prudence went out for most Turkish dishes contain too much
an early bicycle ride, so the members sugnr to prove agreeuble to the aver-
wouldn’t catch her,” she explained to ugo western palate.
the family. “ And she Isn’t back yet.
She’ll probably stny out until after
The Spanish city of Seville, once the
noon, nnd then ride right by the gro most famous in the world for its silk,
cery store where the Ladles have their Is planning to revive the Industry,
Don’t Have Catarrh
ably wandering around ibis town In his
Already, In the eyes o f the girls, this
Jerry or Ilarmer, bad taken unto
One efficient wny to remove
himself all ill» Interest o f the affair.
nasal catarrh is to treat its cause
"lie 'll have to come for Ills coat,”
which in most cam ’ s is physical
said Lark. “ We're hound to see hliu."
T h e system needs
"Where does he live? What was lie
more oil and easily digested
doing In the hickory grove?" Inquired
liuuid-food, and you should
Mr. Starr with a strangely «Inking
heart, for tier eyes were alight with
take a spoonful of
new und wonderful radiance.
“ lie lives In . Des Mollies, lie whs
just walking Into town, mid took a
short cut through the grove.”
"Walking I From l>e« Mollies?"
Prudence flushed uncomfortably. "I
didn't think o f that." «he said. "But
1 do not see why he should not walk
If he likes, lie's «irong nnd athletic,
und fond o f exercise.
I guess lie's
after each meal to enrich your
plenty able to walk If bo wants to.
blood and help heal the sensi
¡in sure lie’s no trump, father. If that
tive membranes with its pure
1« what you are thinking.’*
“ I am not thinking anything of the
kind. Prudence, ’ he said with dignity.
T h e results o( this S c o ff's
"But I do tl>luk it rather strange Hint
Em u la io n tre a tm e n t w ill
a young man should set out to walk
those who have used
from Do« Moines to Mount Mark. And
irritating snuffs and vapors.
why should he be ut it «o early In the
morning? Doesn't lie require sleep, as
the rest of us do?"
“ How should I know? I guess if be
likes to tie out lii the morning when It
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Is fresh and sweet. It Is all right. I
COIDS AND IA GAIPPI Aah fw
Ilk.* the morning myself. He had ns
| A | r r i # C SAIAA UP AC010
much right out early as I had. Ills
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clothes were nice, aud ho Is a Harvard
graduate, and Ills »hoes were dusty,
hut not soiled or worn. Anyhow, he
Is coming at four o’clock. If you want
to ask If he Is ii tramp, you ecu do it,"
And Prudence hurst Into tears.
Dramatic silence In the cheerful sit
ting room I Then Fairy began bustling
ubout to bathe the face and throat of
"jMMir little Prudence,” and her father
"You ’re ull nervous nnd wrought up, W e eat too m uch meat w hich
with the pain and excitement. Pru
clogs Kidneys, then the
dence. I'm glad he Is coming bo we
can thank him for his kindness. It
was mighty lucky he happened nlong,
wasn't It? A Harvard graduate! Yc*a,
Most folka forget that the kidneys,
they nre pretty strong on athletics at like the bowels, get sluggish and d o g
Harvard. You'd better straighten this ged and need a flushing occasionally,
room a little nnd have things looking else we have backache and dull mlaery
nice when he gets here," said Father In the kidney region, severe heudaches,
Starr, with great diplomacy. Ami he rheumatic twinges, torpid liver, acid
was rewarded, and startled, by observ stomach, sleeplessness and all sorts
ing that Prudence brightened wonder uf bladder disorders.
You simply must keep your kidneys
fully ut his words.
active and clean, and the moment you
“ Yes. do." she urged eagerly. “ (Jet feel an arbo or pain in the kidney
some o f the roses from the corner region, get about four ounces of Jad
bush, nnd put them on the table there. Salts from liny good drug store here,
And when you go upstairs, Fairy, you’d take a tnbiespoonful In a glass of wa
better bring down that little lace ter before breakfast for a few days
spread In the bottom drawer o f our uml your kidneys will then act fine.
dresser. It’ll bs>k very nice on this This famous salts is made from the
bed. Work bard, girls, nnd get every acid of grapes and lemon Juice, com-
i hlned with llthia, and is harmless to
thing looking fine. He’ll be here at , flush clogged kidneys and stimulate
four, he said. You twins mny wear them to normal uctlvlty. It also neu
your white dresses, and Connie must tralizes the acids in the urine so It no
put on her blue ami wear her blue longer irritates, thus ending bladder
hows. Fairy, do you think it would he disorders.
Jad Salts is harmless; inexpensive;
ull right for you to wear your silk
dress? O f course, the silk is rather makes a delightful effervescent llthia
grand for home, hut you do look so water drink which everybody should
take now and then to keep their kid
beautiful In It. Father, will you put neys cloon, thus avoiding serious COB
on your black suit, or nre you too busy? plications.
And don't forget to wear the penrl cuff
A well known local druggist says he
buttons Aunt Grace sent you."
sells lots of Jad Salts to folks who be
lieve in overcoming kidney trouble
while It is only trouble.
Do you think that the stranger
Is what he says he Is? In that
To keen clean and healthy take Dr.
case, why should he be walking
Bierce’s Pleasant Pellets. 'I hey regu
from Des Moines to Mount Mark,
late liver, bowels und stomach.
and why out so early? Might he
Trying to Oblige.
not be an adventurer?
"W h a t’s your name, my poor man?"
asked the kind-hearted woman.
I’l'U UK C O N T IN U E D .)
"L ad y,” replied Plodding Pete, un
blushlngly, “ mo natno is ’Lord Itegl
He Hit Something, Anyway.
I nald Courtenay Thorpe.’ ’’
A citizen o f northern Maine Is a bit
"A re you sure that’s your name?"
sensitive on the subject of shooting
"No. I Jos’ thought It ’ud bo a nice
bears, lie was employed one summer name fur you to iibo If you wanted to
to watch a lumber camp, a proceed put do fact dat you had given mo a
ing made necessary by Bruin's fond sandwich an’ a cup o’ tea In do soci
ness for the pork and molasses stored ety uews."— Washington Star.
there for winter use. The bears hud GIVE “ S Y R U P OF FIGS"
iiecti more or less troublesome during
TO C O N S TIPA TE D CHILD
the summer, and ihe watchman threat
ened the next one that came prowling Delicious “ Fruit Laxative” can’t harm
about ids camp w ith dire destruction.
tender little Stomach, liver
One night tie heard a hear, lie seised
his rifle and fired. The hear lied Into
Ix>ok at tho tongue, mother!
the darkness, but a gug-gug-g-g g be
trayed a fatal wound. The sound could coated, y r little one’s stomach, liver
and bowels need cleansing at once.
be distinctly heard for some time— gug-
When peevish, cross, listless, doesn't
gug-g-g-g. In the morning the would- sleep, eat or act naturally, or is fever
be hunter found the bullet had missed ish, stomach sour, breath bad; has
the hear and penetrated the kerosene - sore throat, diarrhoea, full of cold,
barrel. The gug-gug-g g-g was caused give a teaspoonful of "California
by the escape o f 52 gallons of good oil | Syrup o f Figs," and In a few hours
which lay spilled on the ground.—Lew all the foul, constipated wnste, undi
gested food and Hour bile gently moves
out of its little bowels without grip
lng, and you have a well, playful child
again. Ask your druggist for a 60-
A new method of making bread has cent bottle of "California Syrup of
been adopted In Italy. It Is found that Figs,” which contains f i l l directions
flfid pounds of grain produce 880 pounds for babies, children of all ages and for
o f what Is termed “ natural bread.” In grown-ups.
the process the grain is sifted nnd
washed. It Is then left for from 48 to
00 hours In a warm hath, where It
germinates and begins to sprout. When
the germinating process has gone fur
enough the grain Is crushed in a ma
chine and made Into dough, which la
passed Into the oven.
Get the Genuine SCOTT’S
SALTS FINE FOR
A llc o c k
Locust Probably Extinct.
There lias not been n serious general
outbreak o f the Rocky mountain lo
cust since 1880, and this particular
grasshopper has censed to be a pest
o f any great Importance.
A factory In Spain Is making paper
and pulp from esparto grass.
Th* World*» (irtateit
Pain In S id e,
R h e um atis m ,
— Any Local