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COURIER, GRANTS PASS, OREGON. FEBRUARY 14,
By ALICE COLE.
Copyright, 1907. by C N. Lurla.
Mil. DOBKIN8 felt a complacent
pride In Dorklns academy. He
bad planned It only two year
ago, and now there were more
than eighty pupil enrolled, some of
them from adjoining states. True, be
had been very llleral In bla policy of
teacher and appointment and bad lu
aixted that the tuition fees abould be
merely nominal. But atlll he declared
the achool was getting on famonily,
and be felt a glow of satisfaction at
the end of each term wben be made
eut a check for the amount of expense
not covered by the Income. Indeed, bs
derived more pleasure from this very
expense than he did from the Income
f bis two cotton factories down by
This river property was a sore griev
ance to good Mr. Dorklns. He bad
been in possession of It only a few
years, but already be was beginning
to feel that It was a heavy burden for
The operatives were of many nation
alities and of all degrees of Ignorance.
The former owners bad not been very
particular about their employees. Will
ingness to work for low wages had al
ways taken precedence of character.
Mr. Dorklns begun tbo work of ref
ormation cheerfully. It did not seem
right to him to discharge any of the
hands. Hoinehow he hsd a feejlng
that they went with the property and
that he was responsible In a measure
for their future.
Clubs were established, but they
speedily became places of noisy revel
ry and were abolished. A night achool
and reading room ware started, but
the few quiet ones who were willing
to attend were driven away by the
turbulent element. Bchoolbooks and
sgagatlnes were stuffed Into the stove,
and chairs and table became weap
ons of offense a ad defense among the
wOd mill boys.
At the end of the year Mr. Dorklns
had almost ceased active measures for
their help. He would not own that be
was defeated, tie was only reviewing
the situation, be aald. In truth, he
waa at the end of bla resource. Be
-could see do plan by which to snare
the young reprobate. It waa at this
time that be conceived the idea of the
Aahdale was quit a large place, and
the mill banda formed but a small
portion of Its population. Mr. Dorklns
hoped that among the better class he
would find some active sympathy for
'. his new enterprise.
Nor wss be dlMsppolnted. A first
-.class academy, with such ridiculously
low tuition rates, wss a prize not to be
lightly overlooked. Nearly every fami
ly had a aon or daughter who was
promptly enrolled, and day by day
Mr. Dorklns' benevolent face grew
more beaming and glowing. At t lit
em! of the II rut term there wu but one
drawbnrk to bla complete happiness
la the long list of names he could not
And a single one from either of his two
Homewhere back In his boyhood Mr.
Dorklns had won a school prize, and
the (flow of It bud always remained In
his heart Now he set to work to
bring that same glow to the heart of
as many hoya and girls as poMMe.
Trlr.es were offered for almost every
kind of excellence he could think of
conduct. scholarship, advancement
wiot tflir NiM.KMxit LtTTui rau
l.ow ?" hi:
and a kvmii.I .,vinl prUe of year's
'U'liti:- for i lit N-st dtv! nutation to
tw tl i-, I on Hi,. Ui( ,i,iy i; each
Mr ii t!.,i!, I,, ! ,, invfo.itul rep..t
for 11 it I :.'..! He himself li i 1
Beter t et ii uUe l.i um'ne u spetvli, snl
thU w ' In.il '1';. I n I i i lismvil till
admlruM.-i f.e- tV,-M. v h: o:!,ern.
lie . .'" . ' ' - -..! I ye.ir ,i
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I"'' ' :" ' ' '
tine a!le- idiother (!. v'.'iM-n ciuiic for
ward and went through thvlr I'srls,
and one after another the self con-1
sdous pupils psssed under the lire of
questions and criticisms. Wben It was
time for the declamations Mr. Dor
klns' manner became even more at
tentive and expectant
Beveral pupils displayed their elo
quence in stirring appeals to patriot
Ism and liberty, but they were too
ronsclous of the audience to do tbelr
best and wben they went down from
j the platform It was with an nneasy
; feeling of having failed. At length a
trim, bright faced boy of twelve or
thirteen came forward and delivered
an eloquent statement of tie Indian
question. His utterance was clear and
concise and without the least trace of
embarrassment Mr. Dorklns bad liked
bis appearance from the first hut
when be beard the distinct rapid flow
of choice words bla enthusiasm be
came so great that It was with diffi
culty be kept his seat As soon as the
exercise were over be drew the prin
"Who was that splendid little fel
low r be asked esgerly. "The one
who gave ns such a clear account of
the Indian question? I don't think I
ever saw him before."
"Nor There was surprise In the
principal's voice. "Tbafa strange. I
thought of course you knew blm. He's
from the mill district-one of your
own people. I bad an Idea that yon
were paying their tuition."
"Tea; bis sister come with blm;
that little gffl who took the prise for
singing. 8be bss one of the best un
trained voices I ever beard. I am
very proud of them both. But It la
curious you didn't know where they
Mr. Dorklns looked troubled. "I
bsven't been In the mills much late
ly," be said, and the principal noticed
that his voice trembled a little. "Some
bow I have felt that the young people
didn't like me. They have a habit of
throwing snowballs and things, end
and" He hesitated a moment, then
broke Into a abort, nervoue laugh "of
calling me 'New Jerusalem.' For the
paat year or ao I have left things
largely to the management of the su
perintendent I I thought It would be
better for me to stay away. But you
haven't told me the children's name
yet," he added mor briskly. 'They
must be looked op. I hope tbelr par
ent will be willing to have them con
tinue at school. Most of my factory
people don't seem to have much re
spect for education."
"Tea, rt would be a pity for them to
leave Just now, when they are doing
so well." agreed the prlnctpeL "Bail I
think they are safe for a year at least
Each of them has woo year's tuition,
and H 1 hardly likely their parents
will take them away until they have
reaped the benefits of the prise. But
yon asked me who they were. Their
name are Charlton and Charlotte
Burteos a very pretty combination, I
think. They were brought here on the
Brat day of the term by a rough, un
gainly fellow, who said his nam was
Bboggs a twister In the mill, he said
As Mr. Dorkln walked down the
path he rubbed hi bands together
softly and indulged in a low chuckle
from time to time.
"Wall," be soliloquized gayly, "who'd
hsve thought It? A pair of mill chil
dren leadlug the school! It will be a
rare Joke on Dr. Ureen and the others,
They'll bsve to admit that Sgs do
grow on thistles sometimes. Well,
well Hello! What do you want
He hsd reached the gate which open
ed Into the school grounds, and there,
sealwd nimcbuluutly upon oue of the
stone posts, was a rough, shock head
ed boy who might hsve been any
where lietween sixteen and eighteen
years of sg. Evidently he had but
JtiHt come from the mill, for his feet
were bare and there were bits of cot
tou still dinning to his course clothing.
It was not often that Mr. Dorklns
frowned, but now his face grew hard
and stern. This rough, disreputable
figure waa not unknown to hint. Only
a few weeks before he had seen hint
In the mill yard thrashing; a boy who
was much larger than himself.
At fint he hsd not Interfered. The
hlg boy was ahle to take care of him
self, he thought. Hut wheu he saw
(but he was really being hurt and that
the smaller boy did not seem to have
an Idea of desisting he had canned
them to le separated. A minute after
ward. t he us nn'.kiii tovar I his
ottlce. he hail xlaiii-cl over his shoulder
Just lit time to see the smaller boy
clinch Ills fists and sn widely renew (lie
On another occasion his hat had two
knocked oiT t'v a snow tuill. an. I, l.mk
lllH mound iu. k'. lie had seen till-,
some 'no di ,'u", ' ' i . , ' a lui.l..
Xo wotlder lie had I'ceu llliMUvi'KSf ill
In renentelliii: such material.
"Willi', do ou want here?" lie re
peativt as the buy looked up from a
pt-iyiaieiee he was ii'tent'.T trying to
de. 1 j hi-r
"llc.'o. J-nt cr oh. tsg runton. Mr
Dorklns (ll.id to see you!" The tsiy
slid .piL-klt from his stc h and held
out his han.1 fratiklv.
Mr. Dorklns In-sHalM but au Instant.
! l'" liked sti-slchtforwarilncss a!ve all
thins. a:id flicv was something par
"Seems to m
Mr. Dorklns looked puzzled.
"I don't think I know Just whom you
mean " be answered doubtfully.
-Why, Cbarl and Sis! Tou must
have seen m." impatiently. "Chart
was going to apeak on If
i. ... rnlnv to sing. I don t bellev
any of the east ender could
tandle to 'em." proumy .
they're an awful long time coming
Ain't the thing overr
"Yes, It Is over, but the pupils are
holding a sort of reception. They'll
soon be out So they're some of your
folks? Well, I am glad to see you
Mr. Dorklns was beaming now. I
don't wonder you are proud of them.
I am myself. What does Mr. Burless
do In the factory? I don't remember
to have met him."
The boy looked him over for a mo
ment before replying.
"There ain't no Mr. Burless nor Mr.
Buries either," he said at last grave
ly. "We left 'em on t'other aide. The
kids ain't got no folks except me.
I'm father and mother and bread pro
vider for 'em."
Mr. Dorklns looked bis amazement
"Ton don't mean to say that you
support the children and send them to
achool?" he asked incredulously.
"I s'pose that' the size of it. But
you needn't pile It up to my account"
-and I couldn't help It After you left
be fired a mean word at you. and-and
I pitched in ag-m. But here com. the
"Would you say that author has the
gift of keeping your curiosity ex-
Cl"After a fashion." answered Miss
Cayenne. "Tou are constantly expect
ing him to say something Interesting
and he Is alwaya putting It off till the
ew chapter."-Washington Star.
Moneyback means that
the tea is good and well
worth the money.
Can't mean anything
Tr rrw "0,,T " "i
iv. SckUUaf 'i tt: w. Mr sib.
DANGER IN DELAY
Kidney Dlevee ar too Danger
ous for Grant Pa Popl
tlo.thtrly lit.e In the
of t'l- om,g 1 ,.,:,.f ,
"Vnd 1 urn
I". i i :
:l M l
s 1. ft
;tr, fearless ga:.o
v l factory N.y
t-ce j ou," he said
lie touch of those
t'te last res'1;;
f.-tev. ' A re j
ii chl'.dreu. you
Vt i ?" An c.v.,1 r
", 111 !'.!s steady
; e tluouuli a. I
in r nothing?"
"IOC DOH'T raOEBSTAKD TES FBI. LSI."
almost fiercely. "It ain't nothing to my
credit I owe 'em more'n forty time
as much aa that"
Decidedly it was becoming Interest
lag, and Mr. Dorklns band found its
way to the boy' shoulder almost un
"Would you mind telling me about
ItF be asked persuasively. "Tou fac
tory boy don't seem to Ilk me very
well, but I assure you I bar always
had your Interests at heart"
"Oh, that's all right!" replied the boy
aslly. "I sized you up long ago. The
trouble with you ia that you don't un
deratand the fellers. They're a pretty
good sort all round, but they ain't cat
tie. First along, they thonght you was
trying to rope 'em Into some kind of
Buuday school, and It made 'em sort
of Independent. But they've been com
ing round lately. There's'a good many
more'n one of 'em would Jump Into
the river to save you from drowning."
"Really-really!" exclaimed Mr. Dor
klns. and there was a suspicion of
moisture In his eyes. "Well, I I never
thought of such a thing. I-I"-
"It's solid, anyhow," Interrupted the
boy quietly. "But about the kids
you see, we're from England. I'd snv
ed np a matter of f 100 or so and was
coming to the t'nlted States to try
funning. I didn't have no folks.
While 1 wns waiting for the ship I got
acquainted with the Burless family.
They were In the same hoarding house
and were walling for a ship, like me.
The place was unhealthy, and Mr
Burless took a fever and died. Th.-ti
I took It. and Mrs. Burless eared for
me till till she got It herself. SI:
was that weak and run down
couldn't rally, the doctor said. So sin
died, and the kids were left iilone."
The Niy's voice had grown low and
tremulous, and he now turned his face
away so that Mr. Dorklns should not
seo him furtively wipe his eyes. After
a lltt'e hesitation he added abruptly:
"That's all. 1 took the yiiM and
brought the children over here and
went to v. ork."
"What do you iuteud to do with
"Keep 'em at school, of course Their
folks were real educated gentry, and
I'm r :ng to bring up churl and'sis to
If !il.e eiu. lie u they're done v. lilt
common schools, they're going to col
lege. I've got a pretty good knack for
working, and I'll manage It somehow."
Mr. Dorklns hmked at htm for a full
minute In silence.
"We'd:" lie ejaculated at letiRth. "I
am more than glad to know you. But
how about your own education?"
"Oh. tllllt's all right." answered Ida
boy lightly. 'I ran wait till the kids!
ni-i uiu'uku. nesmes. i m picking up
a little as 1 go along I help Charl a
bit. and Churl he helns me a i.-o.kl d..-ii
of course Cbrl will get tlirougu
" Tb great danger of ildney troubles
s that tbey get a firmhold before the
safferer recognizss tnem. neauo
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MODEL OHIO TOWN.
East riarlon Almost K.nttrrlr Ran br
East Clarion, O., Is almost entirely
run by women, and run well, and the
men lire proud of the accomplishments
of their wives, sisters or daughters,
says the Chicago Tribune.
The Shaw hotel is run by Mrs. Thoe-
be Shaw on n strictly temperance ba
sis. The postofllce is In charge of an
efficient postmistress, Miss Nellie C'lea-
tor. The church choir Is composed of
female voices, led by Mrs. Eva Arm
strong. The superintendent of the Stln
duy school Is ti wouuin, Mrs. Nellie
Hale, and the assistant also Is n wo
man. I he inhabitants of the town
are proud of the public school. In
which the entire teaching force Is
composed of wonteu. The suM?rln
tendeut Is Mrs. Annu Mnwson. There
hasn't heen n man doctor In tho town
for several years.
1 ar from Isdng mannish lu their
ways, the women are charming In ap
pearance and manner. They are not
"yellow ribboners." either, as they feel
uo need of further "rights."
.nr. i-orkins hit n. ciimage i ,.rt
lro.icning atiii to..k a few sf.ps toward
It. Then he turued and walked back
"I naw you lighting a ft.w- wevVs j
ago." he s-iid. tn!".nc. "Would you,
mind telling uie what It was a Knit!" j
The Kyv heMtnted j
"The the big feller w ts sasMng
some of the mill girls," he stammered.
A I'niblrm of Art.
The Increasing abuse of advertising
In the opeu air Is making hideous uo
Inconsiderable part of the world, pays
Sylvester Ituxter In his article, eutitled
"The Nuisances of Advertising," jiutv
llshed In the January Ceutury. For
many persons it has already virtually
destroyed the ple.iMire once taken l:i
railway '.mrney'iig Trips that were
full of Interest for the scenes from the
car wi-:d ,w i ,,w preferably made
I ' .' o i" men me ineiatictioly con-
lemplati.m of ruined laudscupes. These
j aggressions are yearly growing la the
I -tcnt : the'r ti.'M and In the mi'.fnl
Hide of the.r ..rations. T.) ItitH't them.
to abate them. t, restrict outdoor ad-
lo lis pr Iwr snhere lllld even
to guide it In ibre. rons where It will
be aesthetically attractive rather than
lie most sc.-lous
Your Money in Soils of Evans Creek Valley
One grower soM $110 strawberries from acre rows 3 ft. apart
Another grew 16 tons pumpkins on less than 2 acres.
Sold berries to local store $97, besides giving quantities of fruit
for picking from 40 hills raspberries and 38 Logaa berr.es.
SrTegrew 380 boxes Yellow Newton Apples on 2 acres young
trees worth $2.45 f. o. b. Medford.
"8 boxes Gravensteins from 1 tree sold $28 f. o. b. Woodvillt,
225 Salway Peach Trees in four successive years sold: 1904,
1300 boxes; 1?0S, 2300 boxes; 1906, 1300 boxes, 1907, 1000.
One Royal Ann Cherry, 16 years, picked 500 pounds 1907. ,
One D'Anjou Pear 7 years picked 6 boxes.
4 acres Ben Davis picked 7500 boxes.
You can get such results as these and better; come to me
andl wil tell you why.
You can buy a new nine-room house, large lot and barn for
60 acres fine land 2 miles. $1000.
7 acres with 5 acres in alfalfa and berries with water $1000.
10 acres partly cleared and water right. $475.
50 acres fronting on Rogue River 1 mile from town, $1000.
' 160 acres and three water rights, $5q per cre.
or irrigated lots, irrigated acres, or irrtgated farms close to station,
school and church
Ben A. Lowell
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