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About Cloverdale courier. (Cloverdale, Tillamook County, Or.) 190?-19?? | View Entire Issue (March 30, 1916)
Mrs. Ritz's—be was directed to be ou
Clackamas County Farm lor One in T il
hand in time to he looked over—she
Manufacturers of Violins, Mandolins
brought a lorgnette to bear on him and
20 acres old
and Guitars— Select Strings and Rosin * 1
ufter asking him a few questions said:
"M y most bhiebloodcd guest for the
Violins. Workmanship of 20 years of lays good.
County road to Oregon
evening is Miss I)e Witt. She is a de
high grade experience.
Citv, 5 miles. New barn 50x54, new
scendant of John De Witt, a great
something or other o f Holland. 1 don’t
I story and a half house, 7 rooms, 10 good
mind telling you that 1 secured her
cows, 5 calves. $8,500, clear.
because my son saved her from being
I. Wheeler, Cauby, Ore.
Plasker Bros, for all kinds of ulunib-
run over by an auto. You are the only ing, bath room outfits and fixtures. T il
T h e Cl o ve rd a le Courier >$1 a year,
man who is to dine here today who lamook, Ore.
will he up to her high stepping g a it
Do what you can to entertain her. I'll
t ' . u . l C.no»VEH K N OWS A T H I N G , OS T W C l )
send you"soniet !iiug substantial tomor
M u c h f r u i t w i l l , t & u
Mr. Plummer was shown into a room
IP F O R
where the guests were assembled.
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Ttiey were not all unrefined, and Miss
De W itt was evidently high bred. But
she was not as Mrs. Ititz had describ
ed her, being unassuming and lady
like Though she was not among per
sons o f tier own set. she did not indi
cate by her manner that she was out
o f place. When her dinner companion
was introduced to her she looked at
him with an expression that he could
not well define. It might have been
! curiosity: it might have been surprise.
I “ Mr. Plummer, did you say. Mrs.
“ Yes. This is Mr. Plummer, an old
| friend o f ours.”
The filler passed one of the pleasant-
j est evenings of his life, feeling from
ttie first en rapport with his compa
Mrs. Bitz conducted herself
quite well, considering that her hus
band had started his career ns a foun-
O U know, ail tobacco chewcrs know what is the matter with
dryman. but several o f her guests
ordinary chewing tobacco. Everywhere men ere saying to their
made serious breaks
At such times
friends that there's nothing else so satisfying at W-B C U T Cliewing—
Miss De Witt either went on with
tb.- Heal Tobacco Chew, mew cut, loni skrei.
; what she was saying to Mr. Plummer
“ N otice how the salt brings out the rich tcbacco taste”
Made by WEYMAN-BRUTON COMPANY, 50 Ur-on Square. New York Gty
| or listened attentively to what he
said to her altogether ignoring the
Plummer was too much en
“ Am 1 iudebted to you for this lnvl
grossed with her to even know that a
make a confession. Poverty and an
ration ?“ he asked.
unwillingness to be dependent on those
case o f ill breeding laid occurred.
“ 1 am indebted to my friend Mrs in England who” —
1 When the hour for departure came
Yearsley for inviting you.
; Miss De Witt did not wait for Mr
“ Call it rather pride.”
Plummer to ask permission to call upon don't deserve it. You have been very
“ Call it what you like, my position
her. It is well she did not. for lie rude to me.”
in America has been contemptible. But
would not have made the request. He
there has been a change. 1 am going
“ Iu what way?"
was. however, much pleased when she
“ You have paid no attention to my to tell you who 1 really am.”
said, “ Come and see me,” though he request that you should call ou me.”
“ There is no need to tel! me that.
felt that had she known that be was a
riummer hesitated iu replying to You are a gentleman, for I once met
tiller site would certainly not have this, finally saying that it would not be you in London society.”
done so. As he was passing out Mrs. proper for him to accept an invitation
“ You met me?"
Ititz drew him aside and slipped a bit to call upon a lady into whose social
“ For only a moment I don’t won
o f paper into liis hand, saying that he circle he had no entree.
der that you have uot remembered
hail done so well t’j a t she would not
“ Your excuse is not accepted."
wait to send it to him. He glanced at
“ Very well; I will do m yself the hon
"W h y have you not told me this?”
it and handed it back to her.
or to call very soon.”
“ Because j’ou seemed to prefer to re
“ Excuse me, Mrs. ititz,” he said,
“ I shall expect you.”
“ but Mr. Short has settled with me."
“ 1 must impose one condition."
“ And you know how I have been
“ But tills is extra.”
“ W hat is it?”
keeping myself from starvation here?"
Plummer winced. What! Accept a
“ That yon ask for no more invita
Miss De W itt prevaricated.
tip for entertaining ids dinner com tions for me.”
knew, for Mrs. Ritz had told her. But
panion? Poverty had brought him to
“ Certainly,” replied the lady, "since she wished to make it easy for him.
Hiring liiiuself out for u social purpose,
She said that was none o f her affair.
you do not wish i t "
but to be paid for the pleasure Miss De
She asked for uo reason, which some He informed her that he was an or
W itt had given him— this was more
what puzzled Mr. Plummer. Did she phan; that his uncle had led him to
than he could bear. Seizing Ills hat
know that he had been present at Mrs. suppose that he would bo his heir to
nud coat, he bolted for the door.
Ritz’s as a filler? He thought not his fortune, ns well as to his title, and
He had no idea o f accepting Miss
Those win» hired such persous were had thereupon undertaken to direct his
De W itt's invitation. Being a gentle
every action. The young man had re
uot likely to toll o f their action.
man. he felt that to do so while he was
H e made the call and continued his belled and gone away.
tIius making his living would be nn
acquaintance with Miss De W itt One brought a great change aud lie was
outrage. He had no choice but to pro
day a letter was handed to him by a going back to England.
ceed, for tlie present, in tile only occu
young man, who said to him:
Among the American born ladies
pation that was open to lilm and must
“ Are you Mr. Ralph Plummer?"
l rominent in English society is Lady
use it or starve. Mr. Short gave him
Trevor, who was Miss De W itt o f New
“ 1 am.”
ail the employment lie would accept,
“ I am from Elkins & Elkins, attor York. When she comes .to America she
which was barely enough to keep body
i omi's alone. Her husband does uot
and soul together. H e did not meet neys. They have been hunting you
relish being reminded of the period
Miss De W itt again nt any o f the
when he was a social hireling.
places he danced or dined, for she did
But iu this Sir Ralph is oversensitive
not know the persons who gave the uncovered another addressed to Sir
In America there are no titles. Conse
"Is that you?” asked the lawyer’s quently Americans—that is. the sooial
Rut one morning he received a val
climbers—place very high value upon
uable Invitation—not a paid one—to a
It would not matter among
musleale given by a Mrs. Yearsley
such if n title were smjrched all over;
Who Mrs. Yearsley was or why she
it would still be coveted.
had invited him he did not know. Cu cd iu it announced to him that an un-
quartered with prison stripes are still
riosity led him to accept. What was
arms, and the social climber would
ids surprise, after greeting the hostess, he was heir to liis title.
prefer any bar sinister to no arms
to bo led up to Miss De Witt.
"You two have met before, I be vor. leaving the messenger to take care at all. It is quite likely that if Sir
lieve," said Mrs. Yearsley. “ I leave o f himself, went out, called a cab and Ralph returned to the scene o f his op
him with you, Catherine: sec that lie is directed the driver to take him to Miss erations ns n social filler the fact that
he was capable o f being a filler would
De W itt's home.
properly taken care of.”
“ I have come," he said to her, “ to i redound to his credit.
THE COULTER CO.
E. Bums, Agent
! Story of an English Gentle- l
; man Down on His Luck. •
By WILLIAM CHANDLLR
A young in tin whose clothes were o f
hue texture, o f au English cut uud be
ginning to show signs of long wear
stepped into an office on an upper floor
o f a skyscraper on Fifth avenue, New
York, and approached a sleek, geutle-
uian-llke man sitting at a rosewood
“ Hog pardon, sir,” said the man who
entered, with a smooth English accent.
“ I have understood that you desire
persons for social purposes.”
“ Il'm !
I sometimes have occasion
to recommend a young man to till a—
to— Do you dance V”
“ There Is also need for dinner sub
“ Beg pardonV"
“ You are not familiar with New York
“ I have recently come from London,
where I have hud the entree to the
“ Very good. W e have here a num
ber o f families who have recently be
come enormously rich and who are de
sirous o f getting Into society. We call
them social climbers. They must be
gin by inviting the few persons in the
swim they can get to their functions,
tilling up with those who are not in the
swim, gradually Increasing the number
of the former and diminishing the lat
It is essential that the tillers
should be familiar with the customs of
swelldom. 1 perceive from your man
ner that you will make au excellent
“ What are your termsV”
“ In the begiunng I can pay you $5
for a dancing party and $-5 for a din
“ Why Is the greater work paid the
“ Because the dancer uses his heels
und need not betray himself by saying
anything The diner must talk.”
“ 1 see. One must have Intellect to
he n dinner companion.”
“ Not at all. lie must be able to talk
well about nothing. Can you do that?”
“ 1 can only assure you that l have
been in society all my life. Only be
ing out of funds Induces me to offer
my services for what you call a tiller."
“ Very good. Mrs. Burnaby Kitz gives
a dinner tonight and needs several
The number has been
made up with one exeeptiou.
you evening dress?'
"M y evening dress Is all I have, it
Is in fair condition.”
” 1 presume you will need a little
something for carriage and other trl-
ties,” haudiug the man live tlve-dollar
"But, my dear sir, you don't know
me. What Is to prevent my pocketing
this money and not seeing you again?“
“ Excuse me for contradicting you
1 do know you. What you say Is by
no inruns complimentary to my dis
cernment. 1 know a gentleman when
I see him and would know him if lie
were in the garb o f a huckster."
“ Thank you very much."
The agent. Mr I’ ulstfer Short, took
the man's name and address, tlie name
given being Italpli I’ lumnier.
“ Assumed?" said Mr. Short dryly.
" A s you like.” was the response.
When Mr Plummer appeared at