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riage we will obtain n fortune, which to tell how he had been disenchanted, i PROFESSIONAL
“ If there was ever a contemptible, I
we must forego without it.”
There was a long silence between asinine, natural boru fool,” lie began,
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the two. which was at lust broken by "I am that person.” Then lie told her
where he had been, of his confession
T hus . C o a im ik . i ' iik s a u n n t .
"I honor you, Mr. Travers." site and the effect it lind had on the object
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said, “ for your frankness, and you are of Ids previous adoration. “ Why, just
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acting with common honesty in not
laying a plan to obtain a fortune un uiess I would have got into If I had TILLAMOOK CITY.
der false pretenses. 1 will take what married tlmt woman! Hell would have
you have said under consideration. 1 been heaven to it .”
“ You are indeed fortunate in escap T. H. GOYNE,
have the advantage of you in this—1
ing such a fate. I have believed thnt
am fancy free.”
In due time Miss Gray wrote Mr. your lather knew of this infatuation
Travers that she hud decided to ac and one of Ids principal reasons in
cept Ms proposition. “ A statement of forcing you Into the condition of legal
my reasons for doing so," she wrote, matrimony with me was to get you
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“ would be very hard to make. Be out of the toils of an adventuress.”
“ Legal matrimony,” repeated Wal-
sides, they have not been called for.
Under the circumstances what you i tor, for the first time quieting down
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propose is the only alternative both nml pronouncing tho words ns if they
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for you and for me between a fortune
“ And now,” continued Helen, “ I will
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Upon receipt o f this note Walter in say this. Since your father's object in
formed his father that lie had pro withdrawing you from this woman Next Door to Jones-Knudson Furniture
posed to Miss Gray and had been ac lias been accomplished, whenever you
cepted. Mr. Travers asked if (lie mar nial lie concur in a fcquest that this
riage would lie bona fide, and Wnlter marriage between you and me be an
informed him that it would be legal.
Tho expression on Walter’s face is
Travers after some thought said that
if the parties would agree not to have not describalile. lie had received one
the marriage annulled or get a divorce
within five years lie would be satis other. The realization suddenly came
fied. Walter assented, stating that it to him that for a bad woman ho had
was not his intention to get either an exchanged n good one. Had he not
annullment or a divorce at any time. been a fool ho might possibly have won
Blit he confessed that he reserved the the girl whom Ids father had wished
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right to love any woman other Hian him to marry and now, instead of be
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his wife. There was a suspicion of a ing in misery, lie might bo happy.
Helen started to leave him to go to
! smile on his father's face ns he as
j sented to this provision.
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Walter Travers and Helen Gray were look.
“ Don't go at onee,” he said. “ I’m all
married without his saying anything
to his inamorata about bis coming broken up."
marriage. The wedding took place
She lie; Stated, turned and said: “ Any
privately of nil afternoon, and the thing I can do to comfort you I will
bride and groom went to live in a do. But I realized before I consented
house provided by Mr. Travers, Sr., t » this match that I was giving up
with a comfortable income besides. much in depriving myself of one to love
The two dined together in a friendly me ami whom 1 might love. With you
way in their new home, and after it was different. You expected to find
dinner Walter went out. He was go that comfort which Is to be derived
ing to announce Ills marriage to the from a pure affection elsewhere."
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woman he loved, to tell her that It
Still that wistful look on his face re
y get a better KO-
was ttie best arrangement lie could mained.
DAK this season,
make for himself and for her and it
“ Come,” she added, changing her tone
we have made arrange
was’ understood that lie was free to to u more cheerful one; “ let ns not lie-
ments whereby wo can
love her so long as he lived.
gin oflr life together repining. There
take in a few good old
But Walter got no further than n are refreshments In the larder. We
style machines in trade
beginning. Ib* began with the words may play, as the children say, that this
on new ones,
“ I have been married," whereupon is a real wedding for us mid be merry.”
(he lady poured upon him such a tor
She summoned a maid and told her
rent o f abuse that be stood like one of several dishes to bring that would
be appreciated for a night supper.
“ And so that old heathen lias kept When the viands were served the pair
you under his thumb, after all." she sat down nt the table. The bride placed
said in a rasping voice that lie had dainty lilts ou her husband's plate,
never heard come from her before. “ 1 nml after enttng the toothsome food
always considered you a milksop, nml and looking Into a pair o f honest, sym
now I uni sure of It. Tell the woman pathetic eyes Wnlter began to recover
you've married that she hasn't got from the shock he had received, and
much o f u man with tlie fortune. I’m it occurred to him that possibly after
lucky in escaping that part o f it any all, he might win this girl for Ills renl
as well as his legal wife.
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An hour passed, and they had lie-
This Is hut a sample of what the
woman poured out upon the man who, come sufficiently chummy for Walter
looking on love purely as n matter of to express tills hope. He was met bv
sentiment, lind come to tell tier that the assurance that, while 'lie early ro-
the place she held In Ills heart would mantlc love period would not bo ’ heirs,
never lie occupied by any one else they might grow with that more ma
Wlint she would have said to him had ture. stronger affection that comes
he begun at tlie other end of his con through long companionship and a <in- Office Ground Floor
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fession—that all of bis would be hors— , Ion o f Interest. This made the young
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did not appear; he had spoiled it by husband's heart leap within him. lie
beginning with nn announcement thfft took her hand, bent toward her and
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stie bad lost a large fortune. Her ! kissed her.
flaming eyes, ber rasping voice, her
This evening—event.'til In Lie lives
red face, her contempt for him, drove of these two persons—took pluce long
him out before she lmd finished.
I enough ago to warrant the growing up
“ Heavens!” he exclaimed when he almost to manhood and womanhood of
got out into the cool air. "What h bor I several of their children. The father
rilde fate 1 have escaped!"
and nifithe; have trained their off-
He wnlkeu the streets for nn hour, , spring flint In the matter of marriage
then went to his house. Ills wife was f they shall rely on older heads for ap
Just going to her room, hut noticing proval o f a life partner. This is not
his agitation, delayed her going and thnt they ure to marry one repulsive to
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asked him if anything serious had bap- them or for gain, but that they are to
I>eiied. He was In a mood to desire nn i guard against n misalliance at nn age
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t had received. She already knew of his wisely.
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j Infatuation; It only remained for him
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“ Either you shall marry Helen Gray
or I will leave the property to your
Cousin Edgur. Here ure two wills,
one In your favor, the other In favor of
Edgar. If within one month you are
not wedded to Helen, I will destroy the
will leaving all to you. Ou your wed
ding day I will destroy the one leaving
the estate to Edgar, making you sole
Thus spoke Martin Travers to his
son, Walter. The elder Travers was a
man of strong will, and his sou had
Inherited it from him
had been accumulated by the father
and his partner, William Gray, largely
by Travers' dogged perseverance.
Gray was a milder man, and Travers
in time came to regard him as super
numerary to the business. Travers
had then forced him out. Gray had
died in poverty, and Travers' con
science smote him. He proposed now
to make what restoration he could—in
his own way—by uniting the property
after his death in his son, Waltei
Travers, and Gray's daughter and
Only child, Helen.
“ How do you know that the gir) wiM
have me?” asked Walter.
“ I don’t, but I have little doubt the
match can be arranged. She will not
be likely to throw a half interest in
$<¡00,000 over her shoulder, especially
since she Is obliged to earn her own
“ Very well, father. 1 will think the
matter over and let you know my do
Mr. Travers had another reason for
his action in this matter. lie knew
that his son was in a dangerous posi
tion. Wnlter had fallen under the in
fluence o f a woman ten years older
than himself, his inferior socially, in
tellectually—indeed, In every way. T'n-
known to the son. the father had tried
to buy her off. but was not willing to
pay her price, she believing that she
could get the boy and the fortune as
well, for she held him enthralled.
Walter was of that dangerous age
when a man is liable to become infat
uated with any woman, good or bad
Nevertheless there were in him the
germs o f good sense. Instead of going
to the woman who had fas -hinted him
to pour their mutual trouble in her ear
and ask her advice, lie concluded to
go to Helen Gray, tell her the whole
story and make her a proposition he
had in mind.
It was not a very pleasant statement
to make, but Travers had prepared
himself for it and got on better than
might have been expected. He lin
gered longer than necessary on the pre
liminary statement in order to get up
his courage for the main announce
Miss Gray listened to him attentive
ly and without any esi>ecial expression
o f word or countenance until he told
her o f his love for another woman.
Then u look o f disappointment came
over her face.
“ And now.” he said, having prepared
the way for his proposition. 'I sug
gest that we be legally and^pnly legally
married. I mean to accede to my
father's stipulation. By such a mar
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