Cloverdale courier. (Cloverdale, Tillamook County, Or.) 190?-19??, September 03, 1915, Image 1

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    C L O V E R D A L E , T IL L A M O O K C O U N T Y . O R E G O N . S B P T E M B E R 3, 1915
7 C L . 11.
▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ h ard ly b e a r to release it. b u t tb e m o th ­
e r adm onished him th a t his tim e w as
lim ited, an d d re w him aw ay .
“G oodby." sh e said ; " w h a te v e r is in
sto ic fo r you an d mu in the fu tu re ”—
"A nd baby."
"Yes, a n d baby. 1 w ill say this, you
are a fine fellow an d d ese rv in g o f a
He Had intended to
got.d w ife."
It seem ed to E d g erto n th a t th e ki*s
Be a Father to
sh e g av e him lacked th e fe rv o r o f a
w om an deeply in love.
B ut it h ad
to Her.
alw a y s been so b etw een them . T h e
w idow, th o u g h b u t a few y e a rs his se­
nior. had a f a r w id er ra n g e of ex-
% By ESTHER VANDERVEER
I»erience th a n be. a n d a w om an of
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tw en ty -tw o is usually m uch m ore m a­
tu re th a n a m an o f tw en ty . W hen he
“1 m ay n o t see you a g a in fo r years. J re g re tte d th is lack o f fe rv o r she a l­
Will you L>e tru e to m e?"
w ays sa id to him . "W hen ten o r tw e n ­
“ R a th e r ask y o u rse lf w h e th e r you ty y e a rs h av e passed it will be I who
will he tru e to me. You a re a t a u age j will h av e ca u se to reproach you fo r in ­
w hen a m a n ’s fancy is liable to g re a t difference."
W hile on his voyage to C hina E d g er­
c hau g es."
ton spent tb e m ost o f bis tim e w rit­
"1 sh all n o t ch an g e in m y feelings to­
ing le tte rs to bis fiancee. If a n a n a l­
w ard you."
ysis of Ills feelings w ere possible It
"W e shall see. Now, com e a n d kiss m ight show m .ne d is ta s te fo r leaving
baby; thou you m u st be off."
Lome an d frie n d s for a foreign laud
H ugh E dgortou. tw e n ty y e a rs old. th a n love, but no one has y e t 1 eon
had become en am o red o f a young wid- ! able to iso late love—as they say of
ow, M rs. C lara P om eroy, tw o years his germ s—a ml. a f te r all. our affections ure
senior, w ith a child, a g irl In h er third largely a m a tte r of association. N ever­
y ear. l i e h ad been offered a position theless E d g erto n pined fo r his w idow
in a ban k in g house in H ongkong, C hi­ a n d th e tim e w hen he w ould be united
w ith her. and th e d e a r child he had
na, a n d w as ubout to proceed there.
seen sleeping so peaceful and innocent
F ull o f th e hope of youth, he w as In­
In h er c rib w as e v e r p resen t in Ids
te n t upon m ak in g a fo rtu n e a n d re tu rn - | m ind.
lug to si>end w h a t rem ain ed to him of
E d g erto n on a rriv in g in H ongkong
life w ith C lara Pom eroy fo r his wife.
w as given a position o f som e impor-
H e follow ed h er into a n ad jo in in g tance, for he had Imd several y ea rs'
room w h ere th e child lay asleep In her experience a s a su lio rd in ate in bus!-
ness an d w as ad v an ced rapidly. But
crib. B ending dow n, he kissed her.
u
n fo rtu n a te ly w hen he reached a sta tu s
"D e a r little th in g !’’ he said. “W hen
In w hich he m ig h t begin to accu m u late
I re tu r n I w ill be a fa th e r to h er.”
H e took th e ch ild 's h an d In his, a n d th e bouse he w as w ith m ade some Im­
so soft,, so d e a r w as It th a t he could p o rta n t losses a n d w ound up th eir
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! His Fiancee
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business. E d g erto n Joined forces w ith tu rn to A m erica.
o th ers an d form ed an in d ep en d en t
Tlie re tu rn voyage seem ed endless to
house. T h ey m ad e m oney for a tim e, E d g erto n , so e a g er w as be to m eet his
but one o f th e p a rtn e rs proved d is­ i fiancee a n d th e little girl to w hom he
honest. a n d a f te r g e ttin g him o u t of it I w as to be a fa th e r. H e p ictu red hlm -
they had a co n sid erab le deficiency to i self ta k in g Ills ease In his ow n house,
m ake up.
1 su rro u n d e d by ids fam ily. T h e loneli­
! M eanw hile E d g erto n w ro te regularly ness of u bachelor life in a foreign
to bis fiancee an d received letters c o u n try w as now to be u th in g of th e
from her. It w as d u e to h er encour­ p ast.
ag em en t t h a t he w as ab le to sta n d tiy
E d g erto n w as th e first p assen g er to
w h a t he had u n d erta k en , for w hen ill
step ash o re a t San F rancisco, an d
luck befell him lie w as sorely tem p ted
w ithin an h o u r a f te r lan d in g he w as
to give up an d go home. H e had w ith
speeding e a s tw a rd on a ra ilw a y tra in .
j him a likeness of ids fiancee, and, Tlie d ay a n d h o u r o f Ills a rriv a l w as
, though th e y e a rs w ere p assin g and know n to M rs. P om eroy, and E d g er­
| each y e a r added to h e r age, he con­ ton expected ttin t sh e w ould m eet him
tin u e d to th in k o f h e r as sh e h ad a p ­ a t tlie statio n . Ills im p atien ce to see
p ea red w hen he p a rte d from her. H e h er caused him to hope th a t sh e w ould,
a lw a y s re fe rre d to h er little girl as b u t bis av ersion to tlie p u blic w ltness-
“ th e b ab y " a n d forgot th a t w hile h er , Ing th eir m eeting cau sed him to hope
m o th er had passed th e clim ax o f yo u th j th a t she would not.
a n d b eau ty th e d a u g h te r wus up-
She did n o t ap p ear. C ulling n con-
p ro ach ln g It.
: veyancc, he drove to h er home. A
Y ears p assed before H ugh E d g erto n m aid opened th e door fo r him . a n d so
cam e to a s ta tu s w herein he could close su re w us he th a t Ids fiancee w ould do
o u t Ids b u sin ess in C hina an d re tu rn | so th a t ho cam e n e a r th ro w in g ills
to A m erica w ith th e fo rtu n e ue hud I arm s aro u n d th e m aid. H e w as ush-
set ou t to win. Indeed, it w as d u e to ! ered into u d ra w in g room so m ew h a t
a fo rtu n a te rise in a u a rtic le in w hich dim ly lighted, b u t th e re w as no o ne
he had m ade a n In v e stm en t th a t a t there. In a few m in u tes, h e a rin g a
last e n a b le d him to do so. It w as a light step on th e stu lrcn se, h e a p ­
happy d ay th a t he an n o u n ced to Mrs. proached th e door a n d stood w niting.
P om eroy th a t he w as lnde|>endent of A wom an en tered th e room , an d he
th e w orld an d in a few w eeks would cau g h t h er in his arm s.
re tu rn to elnlm h er ns hts bride.
She su b m itted to th e em bm oe. b u t
S ixteen y e a rs had passed since E d ­ did not re tu rn It.
g erto n had left his n a tiv e land. H e
“ You a re a s you w ere w hen we p a rt­
h ad been so en g ro ssed in b u sin ess th a t ed," lie said in a d isap p o in ted tone.
th ey did not seem to him m ore th a n "You w ere th en w ith o u t w a rm th , a n d
six. N e v erth eless he realized th a t th e re you a re w ith o u t it now . I w o n d er how
m u st be som e ch an g e, especially in you could h ave !>een tru e to m e all
“ b ab y ."
H e p ictu red h er a s a girl th ese y ea rs.”
p lay in g w ith h er doll, b u t n ea rin g an
S tan d in g off from her, h e w as a s to n ­
a g e w hen sh e w ould lay it aside. H e r ished to see one w ho looked n o t a d ay
m o th er d o u b tless w ould not h av e older th a n w h en he hud left her.
ch an g ed so m uch. T ru e, she w ould be
“Upon my w ord." he ex claim ed Joy­
older, b u t n o t so very m uch older. As fully, “you h a r e not ch an g ed in th e
to E d g e rto n h im self he w us now th ir­ least! It is m arv elo u s how you h av e
ty-six. nu nge w h erein a m an Is su p ­ retain ed y o u r youth. I feel alm ost too
posed to I k * in his p rim e IDs associ­ old for you."
atio n s w ith w om en In C hina bad been ( Now fo r th e first tim e the lady v en­
th u s f a r w ith tlios» w ho hud not yet tu red to si>euU, but Bhe spoke not as
p assed o u t o f y oung ladyhood. Indeed I a w idow o f m a tu re nge; she w ns m tb -
th e m o th ers o f som e of his wom an . e r n coy y o ung girl. She haltingly told
frie n d s w e re b u t little o lder th a n he. him th a t lie said w h u t he did in o rd e r
O ne young w om an o f n in eteen , an to flatter her. w h ereu p o n he vow ed
E n g lish girl, w as hoping to w in him 1 th a t he «iH>ke tlie tru th , and he era-
w hen sh e w a s d isap p o in ted by th e an- i brace»Lf*«r again.
n o u n ce m e n t th a t he w as ub o u t to re-
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