Image provided by: Deschutes County Historical Society; Bend, OR
About Cloverdale courier. (Cloverdale, Tillamook County, Or.) 190?-19?? | View Entire Issue (June 21, 1912)
9 ~ / 9/X
CLOVERDALE. T ILLAM O O K COUNTY. OREGON. JUNE 21, 1912.
shelter But bad luck would have lt*-
a bird settled ou one of ihe branches
and begun to twitter and chirp. Jim
wanted to ring the little tiling’s neck.
The bird kept on twitterin', ami pres
ently the girl looked up
saw Jim she gave a shriek and would
A Stcrv For Memorial Day
have run into tlie house tf she hadn't
been paralyzed with fear. Jim dropped
By ARCHIBALD DECKER
down in front of her She gave him
one look and went into a dead falm
" I must put a ting ou Jim Trevor's Jim couldn't blame her, for lie wua the
grave.” said a civil war veteran ou measliest lookin' cub in Georgia
Memorial day when half a dozen gray
“ When she came to herself the
beards were decorating the graves of found Jim on his knees before her
their fallen comrades. “Jim and 1 en lookin' like a scarecrow, and she falat
listed on the same day and weut i ed again. When she got over that s^e
through the fracas in the same regi began to realize that the scarecrojv
ment. Jim was a good soldier, a good hadn’t hurt her. and she got used to
lookin' at him.
fellow and a pet of the petticoats. He
“ ’ You ought not to he so shocked at
was captured at the battle of Chicka- me st*eln' you told the gentleman that
ninttgn and taken into Georgia, where before vou'd marry a Confederate
he was kept until we advanced with you'd take up with the worst lookln
Sherman's army to Atlanta
About Yank In the Federal army
"Jim had a funny way with him.
the time we were passing his way ne
managed to escape and joined us. 1 and when he said this the girl couldn't
She asked him where
remember well when he came into help laughin'
he had come from, and Jim told her
camp dressed up tit to kill.
“ ‘ Hello, Jim.’ I said. ‘ I thought you all about himself. Then she took him
to the house, hut she must have been
“ ’No: I got taken in by the Johnnies. still uncertain about him. for she wait
I’ || tell you bow it was.' said he. and ed for him to go fust. Jim was mighty
polite about it. for his shirt tail was
“ When lie got away, which he did bj bangin'out of the sent of his britches—
burrowin' under a wall, he was a that is. the ¡dace where the seat ought
mighty sick lookin' chap. His clothes to have been. But the girl wouldn’t
was tattered and torn, and a good deal give In. nnd Jim had to go fust, walk
of the dirt that he'd crawled through In' as If he knew what he was show-
was tickin' ti *lm. Hr was co'vred in'. : nd every row a i.i * H; it t.o Uear.1*
with lice, and his hair hadn't been a giggle.
“ Jim was given a bath, a fine tooth
combed since he was captured in the
mornln' he found himself in a wood comb, a suit of the girl's brother's
along oue side o' which was a wall and clothes and a bang up meal. When
on tlie other side o f the wall was a he came downstairs nil done up fine
plantation, or. rather, the garden ad the girl looked at him with her eyes
joinin' the plantation house. Jim was wide open and asked him if be was
so hungry that he was ready to risk sure he was the scarecrow that had
most anything to get his teeth ou a dropped down before her tn the gar
Jim said he didn't think he
huuk' o' corn pone or somepln like ding.
that, so tie Jumped the wall and was was—that feller must a flown out the
milkin' across the garden for the nig winder
“ Well. Jim was treated tine, sleepin
ger ipiarters when a side door of the
house opened and a young girl and a in a downy bed and given the best
Confederate otiicer stepped out
Jim there was in the house to eat till we
darted up a free which he happened passed the plantation, when he came
sailin' in. lookin' as if he was the gov
to be near
"The couple came saunterin’ along, ernor of the state."
"Did he marry the girl?"
the man talkin' for all be was wo'tli
“ No. Though she wns really n Un
about somepin. (lie girl listenin'. When
they get under the tree where Jim was ion girl, she was playin' the Confeder
hidin' they sal down on a bench ate she'd turned down
The feller was »inkin' love to the girl back to Georgia after the war and
on tlie gallop
He said he d ridden found her married to him. Give me
over from camp to ask her to marry that flag and sonir flowers."
him for the last time, for General Slier
Causa F o r a R a b a t«.
man was coinin' and his command had
A colore«! undertaker wua re<pn*sted
been ordered eastward to a more fa
vorable point to make a stand
She to embalm the body of a colored man.
said liefon* she'd marry a Confederate The wife of the deceus«*«! asked wbat
she'd take up with the worst looklu' ihe cost would be He mimed Ills usual
charge. to which she quickly replied.
Yank in the Federal army
••Jim felt very slick at this, consid *‘ I think that's too much '*
"But it is the regular fee." protested
erin' that so far ns clothes, dirt, ver
min and general appearance went he the undertaker
“ That may be.” nssrnte«! the widow,
would make a good candidate for the
this ain't a regular corpse. My
Rut what ¡»leased
him esjieclally Just then was tlndln husband had a wooden leg ”
out that he'd struck the home of Union
T h e ¡-• in d y Skelton
sympathizers What the girl said made
’T op. u» boy» is going to have a mtn
the Confederate mad. and he went off
lu a bufT.
"Yes. son ”
“ The girl sat where »be was, pokin'
“ Well, can't we have the skeleton
the dirt with her parasol, evidently
feeliu' sort o' stirred up over tin? mat old Mr» Gaddy says you've got In
ter. Jim was afraid to let her know yoor closet to rattle the bon«»*?” — Bal
he was up lu the tree above her Tor timore American
fear he'd shock tier, so he concluded
Do not drink pol«on retying on thi
he'd wait till slic'd gone buck to the
7 «u nay p« »«♦•««
hou-ie before he applied for food and
It W ill
for you when you commence
paying by checks on this
bank instead of
your cash will he »topped, many a saving made in your ex
penditures. Why not open an account today and commence
enjoying the benefits.
First National Bank of Tillamook
O N LY
E X A M IN E D
“It Don’t Hurt a Fact to
The fact we wish to hammer is that Alex McNair
«tore gives mote quality, service an I at. .action than any othor
store in Tillamook county.
Our Pheuominal Success Demonstates that Fact.
Remember Alex McNair
Co. fur Builders’ Hardware,
Kave Troughing, Farm Tools, Shelf Goods, Cutlery, and every
thing kept in a fully stocked hardware store.
Alex McNair & oO,, Tillamook, Ore.
L.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
n ■ ■■■■in
It pays to advert iso in the (loverdalo Courier
= = = _ _ fttC LII?IT Y
-~ A S Q U A R E D E A E —
We emieavor to treat our friends and depositor* squarely. Your bus
ness relation« nnd all transactions had with or through tins Dank will alway
la» treated w ith the strUrtest confidence.
No bank can always satisfy everybody.
But if you think there ia anything in which you haven't had a square
deal tell EH.
W e’d like to make it right if possible, and we’«l much rather you would
tell uV than any one else.
(five your bank—as this bank expect» to give you—a sqiiar«« deal.
»¿ in k
R E L 'I A B L . E ”
l A MOOK
t v ,„BANK
T- I L L A M O O K , O P E