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Semi-Weekly Bandon Recorder, December 19, 1913
Each Was Used as a
Pawn by Fate
By EDWARD C. ALSTON
Out: ilaj- us I wiih entering n court
room 1 mut a liiwyor coining out.
Sntiiothlng In my iippcnrnnco attracted
Ills ritlciitloii. I kni'w very well what
It was, for from childhood I had heen
used to exciting the attention of all
who waw mo. It war. not I, but a head
of hair of a peculiar redness. Words
describe only color: the.v xcldom sug
gest an esH'cIaI variety f?eolor. Mine
was of n variety that few persons had
ever seen before. The lawyer stopped
me with the words "One moment" and
hIimxI looking at me, turning something
over in his mind. Presently he said:
"Your name, please." '
I save It.
"Come In here."
He led mo Into an olllce ami said some
thing to a man at a desk, who lilted In
n blank and read mo a subpoena. 1
was ordered to be present that after
noon In the courtroom as a witness.
W hen 1 appeared I found that I was
wanted In a trial for murder. What
astonished mo was Unit the arc ac.'
who was a vury respectable looking
man. possessed a head of hair the same
color as my own.
I was placed beside him, and a wo
man who was giving testimony was
culled upon to say whluli of the two,
myself or the accused, was the man
she 'had. seen kill her husband. She
looked us both over with a puzzled ex
pression and Dually pointed to me.
The Incident produced unite It sensa
tion in court ami naturally filled me
with consternation. The lawyer al once
called for the discharge of die prisoner,
which was grunted. A.s for me, I was
required to prove where I had been at
the time or the mur.der, and 1 had no
dllllciilly In substantiating tlif ftict that
I was not wltlilft a thousand miles of
where the deed was done.
The only feature about the inan
whoso acquittal I had secured that
llxed itself on my memory was Ills
hair. II was between Ihlrty-llve and
forty, while 1 was not more than twen
ty. Helng in limbo, lie hail no oppor
tunity to thank me for having saved
him from the gallows, whore ho would
have gone bad It not been for tho sim
ilarity of our hair, but I noticed him
looking at me with went Interest. I
did not live lu the place where he had
been tried and left It as soon as I hml
proved an alibi. So I did not see jmy
thlng more of hlni.
Twelve years passed, years that had
not brought mc success. 1 was thirty
two and had not a cent in the world.
Neither had I wife or children or
home. I think It was the color of my
hair that told against me. On apply
ing for a position the person to whom
I went would look at my bond and
simultaneously reply, "There are no
vacancies Just now." And wherever I
applied 1 received the same reception.
The consequence was Hint from twen
ty to thlrly-two I was most of the dim
out of employment..
Hut the end of this period brought a
change. One afternoon Just before the
closing hours of business 1 entered a
mercantile bouse and asked to see the
head of the concern. A gentleman
with coal black hiilr. In which there
was, despite his fifty years, not a sin
gle gray strand, sal at a desk in a pri
vate olllce. So great was the contrast
between Ills and my own lop adorn
ment that I was sure 1 would receive
a curt refusal and wns about to turn
away when he lifted his eyes and saw
mo. Ills gaze was llrst llxed on my
head, then was directed to my coun
tenance. There was nothing for mo to
do hut approach him and make tho
"I'm hunting a Job," I said. "I've
been hunting one for mouths. Indeed.
I'm so run down llnauclnlly that I'm
ready to work for a song."
I received no reply for awhile. The
man sat staring at me with a strange
look In his eyes, and I suspected that
he was thinking of something else.
Without waiting for Ids answer 1 was
turning away when ho stopped mo.
"What can you do?" he nskiil.
"Any ordinary work."
I gave It to him. ami. taking up a
check book, he wrote a check for ?r0
payable to my order and handed It to
me. I looked at It diiinfounded.
"I haven't earned anything yet," 1
"You look tired and hungry," was
the reply: "Iteport here tomorrow
morning and you shall have a Job."
I was so used to attributing my mis
fortunes to tho color of my hair that
1 now laid my good luck to tho sumo
cause. I luut an Idea that the man's
action had something to do with tho
contrast tiofWtVn the glossiness of his
raven locks and the disagreeable red
ness of mine. Probably his had
brought him good fortune as initio had
brought me misfortune and made him
sorry for inc. At any rate, this was
tho only interpretation 1 could jmj
upon It. 4
I found It very easy to cash his
check and spout a part of It in hitting
n good dinner. The next morning 1
reported Tuyself toMr. Marston-such
was his nanie-and after a brief win
versation during which he oueSlloned
mo with a flow to learning ftiat llnoj
of work I would prefer, he said that
perliapa I hud better try several dif.
feruiit departments successlYwiy Hi or
der to learn for which I was Ix.wi
My advancement with the.Marstou
company was -something extraordinary.
I hud not boon with die concern
mouth before I was placed in charge
of a department. There were em
ploy eos who ropi-i-sented various hold
ings of the stock of the company- who,
seeing me Jumped from ino position
to a better one. conspired r.jiilnxt mo.
Hut with all their machinations they
found It impossible to budge mo.
Among other things they accused me
of being the cause of the loss or one
of the bi;st customers or the coinern
The very next day I received an ad
vance lu salary of a thousand doHjirs
Though there was no satWfactor. ex
planation of all this, I hue," that Ml.
Marstou, .who owned slx-tc.iiis of the
stock of the company, was at the bot
tom of it. I was a hard and e.h iciit
worker, but there were other employ
ee' who wolked as hard and as elll
clently as 1. The mutter wns more a
mystery to me than to the others, for
employees of a concern uiaiar ed by
one man power are used toeelim th.it
man take very sudden mid Ine-.pli. a
hie famies among those who serve
him. While I was tilled with wonder,
my fellow woikmeii were simply plaj
Ing an ordinary game to pull me down
anil build up themselves.
I had not been with the concern Ion
when .Mr. Marston asked me to din
at his house. It was evident the mo
ment I appeared at his home that I
was an object of great Interest. Mrs
Marstoii's grasp of the hand, the lu
tensltj of her gaze at receiving me.
would have astonished me had It not
been that I had received so many sur
prises already. The children all g.ive
evidence of the same Interest. I wjis
United as alTectlouately as If 1 had
been some dear relative. When I tool;
my leave I was urged to make their
home my home, coming amf golu;
1 bei-nnie sulllcleiitly friendly with
one of the hea i Iti of dopnrtjiients to ask
him one day vhal ho considered the
ui use of Mr, Mnrston'fi and 'his fam
ily's kindly treatment or. me. Mo said
Hint Mr. Mcrston was a very singular
man. lie had been accustomed to re
warding the employees of tile concern
for faithful ami valualile service sud
denly and with no reference to what
tjie reward was given Mr. it seemed
to be a fancy wUh lilifi, and no one
o;er questioned or discussed anything
he did. This gave no Inkling of the
reason for my prefeientlal, treatinenj,
for It had bog-uu before I had had a
chmice to earn it.
In two yeirs I .aviis made vice piesl
ilimt of tho couiiinny, and Mr. Marston,
who was getting tlnjd of the business,
began to throw a groat deal of the re
sponsibility he had theretofore taken to
himself upon 'me. I must have devel
oped a certain nmijtmt, of business ca
pacity at I would not have- been able
to bear this bunion fop any consltlora
ble period. It was uliout this time tliTit
I married, and. Mtj. Marston .gave mo
a huse. At the time of this gift I led
the way for hlni to toll lire why be had
so favored me, but ho did not avail
himself or it. Ho turned away with a
"We can't avoid rate, which Is much
more liable to strike than. to coddle us.
In the first case it docs no" good to
grumble, and lu 'the. second 1t docs no
good to wonder. In either event wo
must accept what she has In. store
for us." . '
Tho secret enino out In time. Mr.
Marston was taken ill and sent for
mo to came to see him. I went ninl,
when uslyred Into the bedroom 'wfiero
ho lit)', stood trausllxed wit Ji astonish-,
incut. Ho had been 111 two, mouths,
'during which period I had not scon
him.. Ills lutlr had grown and for
about an inch from hls'sctiln was red
and die same shadcof red as my own,
tho rest being brack. It was evident
that he had been noeustiaued to dyo it
and during his Illness had ceased to
"it is time." he said to me, "that I
let you know the ivnson why 1 have
helped you. It Is because some twen
ty years ago 1 4vould have suffered the
death of a felon had It not been for
you. Atljrd person, who also had red
hair like yours and mine, committed ji
murder. I would have been hleudllcd
as the murderer had It not been for
your opportune appearance with tho
same or a like shade of hair as the
other two. You deserve no credit for
having saved mo from an Ignoble
death, but it has given me no end or
pleasure and comfort to reward you
as tho unlntcntloikid cause of my es
cape. 1 have done It selllshly ami for
my own siitlsfactloi not yours.
"I have sent for you to tell you this
and to say to you that, I shall not
again return to the management of the
business. Fortunately for us hoth,.you
have shown yourself capable of man
aging if large business like that of io
Marston company. I have decided to
give you one-twentieth of my holdings
of tho capital stock of the company,
for 1 tlilnk that tho manager of a busi
ness should bo Interested In that busi
ness with Its. shareholders, and, with
tho holdings of my futtrlly, you will
be able to keep the control, .ft tho
flection which comes off next month
you will bo made president. I have no
doijit the Interests of all concerned
will bo wellserved so long as you lioU
cW'hy Mr. Marstofl so long typt from
toe the cause or Ida preference for mo
ho did not tell me, hut f can see ad
vantages lu ft. If 1 did notshow my
self worthy It would Ih) easing for him
to drop me oili of the business or
leave me among the lower grades or
employees. Hut, as has been said, ho
was an odd man and hud un odd way
of dolus thing.
IqONG time farm loans. 0
Simplo and Ea6y Credit System That
Operates In Europe.
The standard length or time In Uu
rupe ror n long time Turin loan Is fifty
four years. For such a loan at tho
present time the rate Is l.ST. per con?
divided as follows: Interest -1 per
cent, adiiiPnlstiatloii .!K per cent nnd
amortization (payment on principal) DO
per cent. This rate will pay both
principal 'and Interest and repay all
charges duo to tho bank in fifty-four
years. As tills will seem almost In
credible to some students. I will give
n concrete Illustration or how it works.
It does not depend upon compound
Interest, but upon die fact tliflt. though
the rate or yearly payment remains
the same, tho charge Tor Interest and
administration Is constantly decreasing
because they are computed on the
principal sum which Is constantly be
ing repaid; therefore the proportion
which Is applied toward the repayment
of the principal Is always increasing.
For Illustration, If the debt Is $1.
000 the debtor will .pay $25.2:5 every
six months. Of the first payment. .$20
will go for Interest, ?1.7." belongs to the
bank, and ?2.r() Is applied to the repay
ment or the principal. When the debt
Is hair discharged, however, thlfAdls
tributlon will bo greatly changed. The
borrower will pay ?2.".2.", as usual. Of
this amount only .$10 will go for Inter
est, S3 cents will be retnlned by the
bank, while $1:1.37 will be applied to
the discharge of the principal. The
final payment will be almost wholly to
tho payment of principal, a?s the first
one went largely to the payment of
interest. In this way one-half of 1
per cent will repay tho principal In
fifty-four years, provided a constant
payment Is maintained on the prin
cipal Tof Interest 'during the entire
period. Ueprcsentatlvo Kiilh AV. Moss
in World's Worts.
ORIGIN OF THE HARP.
Evolved From the Lyre of the Hirjh
Priest of Osiris. .
Tile history of tho piano counts as a
day compared to the harp. Wo have
authentic records tluit ifs early as
ISOO It. C. tho llrst lyre was evolved
rrom the mind or tho hlh priest or
Osjlis, who lu one or his dally walks
along the banks or the liver Nile found
an empty tortjilse shell spanned with
dried ligaments. Flapilenlng to strike.
It, he noticed that It gave forth pleas
ing sounds, and he at once made uji
instrument on the plan. of the tortoise
From the lyre" It was but nn easy
stop to the harp, now the most famous
instrument in the w;orld. Mileslus, one.
of tho Phoenician .prlpsts, carried Jt
with him in Ids conquest to Ireland,
and there Jio'planted It among the mu
sh: loving Celts in 12(50 'H. C. The royal
Instrument became a controlling fea
ture in druldlcal worship, and the hat'p
Ist or bard ranked with royalty, the
prophet and die priest. The drnlds
advanced the harp from eleven to thirty-two
strings and crowned tlielrof
forts In its Ijniiroveinent by the evolu
tion of the pillar, which has over since
round universal adoption.
Ojtr iiiodi;rn harp consists of "Porty
llve or forty-seven strings, suvcm.ped..
u Is--oin for each nfite in the octave
and tho wonderful Instrument shares
with the plaiKr.aud organ the faculty
of being autonomous that la to say, It
needs no accompaniment and thrnlsjies
both lneloiK' and harinonv. Miss I.o
L reft a Do Lone lu New York Tribune.
. Two Idea?. .
OH, n candidate for congress, said
to Jonathan, another, during u heated
debate: "I think, s"lr, you hhve but one
Idea in your head. It If a. very small
one, and if It should swell your head
Jonathan, looking at the hare and
venerabje head of his opponent, re
plied: "Wt-ll. I think you haven't one
In your heiii! and never had. There
has been fine scratching around the
outside, tryjug to get In, till It has
scratched all the hair otr your head.
Hut ltllldn't get In, and it. never will."
Uri was ollent. Chicago News.
Like tho American girls, Hindu girls
are 'passionately fond of sweet things.
One of thelr caudles, sadsi, Is very
much like our plain sugar candy. It Is
made of sugar audullk and flavored
with nttar of rosos. Huddhlkabal, on
hair of Hiiddha, is one of their most
popular sweetmeats. It, Is sj called
hceaiiso It in lu lino, long strings like
vermicelli. This Is made of sugar and
cream from bulTalo's milk, which is
Earth and Moon. N
The diameter or the earth is S.000
miles. Tho diameter or the moon Is
L'.Ki'J miles. The nearest approach or
tho surlaeos of the two bodlfis is lilll,
477 miles. The moan dlstamO from
the earth Is 2.1S,W0 miles, tho max
imum distance which may be reached
being 2.")2S30 inlft-s. Tho moon's surJ
face contaltis about l-i,(S5,000 square
mjlcfl, or nearly four times tho nren of
"What eould bo more sad than a
man without a country?" feelingly
asked the ln)gh school llteraturo'teach
er of Jier class.
"A country without a man," respond
ed n pretty girl Just as fecflngly.
AVo in au's Homo Companion.
A Surgical Ofliratlon.
Tho customer raised !(,s hand, nnd,
ino narner. pausmg in&iw oporauoujoi-
sUavlng him, Inclined his Head. "Hirr'
"Give me gn" said the customer.
ptANDON LODGE, No, d30 A. F. U A
M, Stated communications fuit Saturday
alter the full moon ol each month. Special
communications second Saturday theirallw.
All Matter Masons cordially invited.
V. E. Crnine, V. M
Phil Pearson, Secretary
QCUDENTAL CI 1APTER. No. 45. O.
" E. S meets Sa'urddy evening before and
.liter slated commar.icalion ol Masonic Lodge
Visiting members cordially invited to attend.
Alice C. Gallicr. V. M
Rosa Bingaman, Secretary.
I. o. i). r
15ANDON LODGE, No. 133, I. O. O. F.
- meets every Wednesday evening. Visiting
brothers in good standing cordially invited.
I I. A. Halm-Id, N. G.
D. C. Kay, Sec.
KiiIrIiIh nt 1-ytliliin
DELPHI LODGE, No, 64, Knigl.t ol
Pythias. Mcels every Monday evening
at Knights hall. Visiting knights invited to
attend. G. U. McNair, C. C.
II. N. I lairington K. of R. S.
Loyal Order of Moose
Meets Thursday evenings in I.'O. O. K.
Hall. Transient Moose cordially invited.
Something doing every Thursday.
OCEAN REBBKA1 1 i ODGE. No. 126
I. O. O.F., meets 2nd Und 4lh Tuesday at
I O. O. F. Hall. Transcienl members cordially
. rvr it a m r-
invited. "lie macy, m. a.
Josephine Stolt, Secretary.
w. o. w.
COMETH ING DOING Every Minute
Every 1 ucsday INiglil.
SEASIDE CA"v"P NO. 212.
WOODMEN OF THE WORLD,,
Meets nt K. of ,P. 1 (all. Visiting Neighbors
C. M. Gage, C C.
HE. Owk, Clerk.
Over McNair' s. Hardware Store.
. Hume 482
u BANDOG, ORKGON
G. R. WADE
DR. I-L L. HOUSTON
Physician & Surgeon
Office over Drug Store. " l.loura. 9 to 12 a. m;
1:30 to 4 p. m; 7 to 8 in llic evening.
D RN. SMITH -J': MANN
Physician & Surgeon
Office ia Panter Building. ! lours, 9 to 1 2 u. m;
. I lo5 p. m.
DR.. L. P. SORENSON
Office over Vienna Cafe. Telephone at office
G. T. TREADGOLD
Attorney and Gounselor
Office with Bandon Investment Company
DR. R. V. LEEP
Physician & Sur y eon .
OfSce in Ratmussen Building.
Phone 72. f
' BANDON, ORKGON
DR. ARTHUR GALE
Physician & Surgeon
Office over Oran(0 Pharmacy., Office phone,
352. Residence phorfe, 353.
DR. ,S. C. ENDICOTT
, Office Phone 71: Res. Phone 312;
DR. H. H. MOORE
Office Hours: 9:30 to 12 and 2 to 5. O
Ote in Timos Bloct. BANDON, ORE
The volume of business
we are doing attests
the excellence of G. W.
GEO, W. MOORE LUMBER CO.
S. S. ELIZABETH
Large Two Ilerth OuUitlc Stnlo Rooms with Running Water
Eight Day Service Between the Coquille River and
First Class Passenger Fare, $7.50
.Freight Rates, $3 on Up Freight
Res.-vntions:. Fultrmnn'x Plinrnim-y, Coquille; Pfrkina", Mjrtle Point
E. flt E. T. Kruse, owpers and nanagers, 24 California St., Sn Francisco.
J. E. Walstrom, Agent, Bandon.
Strauhal & D-Ipp.ei
Real Estate and Investments
Choice farms, stock ranches, city property and
business in estments.
We ar agents for some of- the best lire insur
' ance companies in America.
We also furnish. abstracts of title on short notice.
We can save you time and money. Give us
your business and keep your money, at' home.
Before purchasing elsewliere. sec us. Office in Old
Hank Building. IMionc 33.
Strauhal and Dippel
BANDON TRANSFER LINE
GATCHELL BROS Propa.
All kinds of heavy and light draying. Phone orders Riven
prompt attention. Barn Cor. First & Spruce St., Fish Property
FRED L. LEEPER
' Contractor and
you nreaiininjr to build let
me figure' with you. Plans
and estimates furnished.
P. 3. BOX 903. BANDON
Qo you want pure drugs and
drug sundries, fine perfumns,
hair brushes and toilet arti
cles? If so, call on
Brown & Gibson
The Ltadiig Contractors
We furnish plans andnpeci
Vfications and it you are go-
cap to Intild anything, no ,
maUer how larfjjc or how
smal, we'ean save you
money. LcL Rs fiRiir on
"American Plan, $1.00
and $1.50 per day.
European Plan, rooms
50c, 75c 6c Si per day
E. G.'CASSIDY, Proprietor
Bnndon ftrtwich Office of
Title Guarantee and
' Henry Senuaekrn, Mqr. )
McNair Hardware Building
In charge V. H. Poole.
Economy Promptness) Re liability
R. M. Boiler, Prop.
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