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About Cloverdale courier. (Cloverdale, Tillamook County, Or.) 190?-19?? | View Entire Issue (Feb. 1, 1917)
A n Error Brings
By M ARTLAND M AL I BEE
Alan Forbett hail been engaged to
Jennie llnteli for more (bun u year,
and, since bis salury was not snllielent
to wurrant marriage and bis prospects
of a raise were poor, ibe two reluc
tantly determined to gi\e up eueb oth
er, calling their engagement off.
Jennie bud nn mint, an old woman,
who lived ulone. She was very poor—
at least she was supposed to be—and
Jennie devoted u »treat deal of time to
ber. the old lady being very feeble.
About tbe time that Alan and Jennie
divided there was no hope for them
the uuut grew worse and died sud
denly. On ber deathbed she told Jen
nie that she would llnd in a crevice in
the chimney enough money to bury
her and what was left over would be
The day after the funeral Alan re
ceived a note from Jennie asking him
to meet ber at the aunt's bouse. She
bad a surprise for him Alan went to
the house at the time mentioned and
found no one there. On a table was a
little pass book showing deposits of
seme $12.000. The book bore a uum
ber, but not a name.
In turning over tin* leaves o f the
book a bit of paper fell out of It
Alan saw the words "Dearest Jennie"
written in a man’s baud
a desire to know who was thus ad
dressing the girl be loved In such en
dearing terms, be overcame ids scru
ples against reading what bad been
written. Tbe writer, who signed him
self IMck, broke w ith "Dearest Jennie"
on account of a story be had heard re
flecting on her good name.
Here was a terrible revelation Alan,
not wishing to see Jennie again until
lie bad made up his mind what action
to take with regard to her. went away,
leaving (lie book and the note Just as
he bad found them
Now. Jennie lust before her lover’s
entrance had gone upstairs and was
busying herself putting tbe bouse to
rights, for It was hers as well as the
deposits recorded in the pass book
which she bad found in the chimney.
She bad laid the hook on tin* table to
show Alan w lieu lit' came, but a will
she bad also found site had put in a
When Alan came In Jennie did not
hear him. nor was she aware of bis
going. Noticing that tbe time she had
asked him to come had passed, she
concluded to go downstairs and wait
for him there
She waited an hour,
and. since be bad not come, sin* sur
mised that lie bad not received her
note. Stic was greatly disappointed,
fo r she hud counted on showing him
Since Alan did not put in an appenr-
anee, Jennie sent to bis home to learn
the reason. She was told that lie hud
gone out about the hour she bad c\
pected him and bad not returned, nor
did ho return that day or tin* next or
Ills disappearance at a time when
their marriage was not only possible,
but tbe wherewithal for their future
comfort bad been provided, was a ter
rible blow to her. Moreover, it was a
Had Alan Ivon spirited
away, or bad be been killed? There
was no answer
Jennie concluded to live alone in the
house she had Inherited
faith that sot u> day Alan would come
back to her. and she would receive
him In the home that had Ivon provid
od for them Hut year after yeai pass
ed and hi* did le t collie.
One day an old man came to the
house and asked for Jane Hatch. Jen
nit* told him that Jane Hatch had been
dead several years, lie appeared to
be very muc!*. cast down. Jennie in
formed him that she was Jane Hatch’s
niece and bad been named for ber
aunt. At (Ids tin* man opened ins heart
to her, telling her that be bad been
betrothed to ber aunt in their youth
and had wronged her. having listened
to a story to ber injury.
.Meanwhile Jennie on taking tbe
pass book to tin* bank had discovered
the note that had driven Alan away,
though it hud not occurred to her that
it was the cause of Ins go'ng. She now-
produced tbe note and returned it to
the visitor. Tills led t<> her telling him
the story o f her own bereavement.
What had not occurred to her occurred
| to ber visitor. He suggested to her
that Alan bad come into tlie bouse
while she was upstairs, found tbv; note
in tlie pass book and. supposing that
it was for t!ie living instead of tbe
dead Jennie, had taken himself away.
“ My mistake," be said, “ has emblt
fered the lives of two generations
Tills paper shall do no more barm."
And he threw it into the tire. Then
he added: “ I have brought this trouble
upon you. I will make it my business
to tinil your lover.
If lie Is alive !
will return him to you.”
The stranger began n systematic
course of advertising for Alan Forbes
ami at last one of the notices reached
Alan's eyes. He communicated with
the advertiser, who at once went to see
One morning while Jennie Hatch was
attending to her household duties she
went from the upper story down to
tier living ;nc>m. There stood Alan
Forbes. Jennie littered a cry.
" I have come." said Alan, "to ask
your forgiveness for having made
what some would call a blunder, but
which 1 now see was a crime. Instead
o f condemning you unheard 1 should
have listened to your explanation."
“ it was all a horrid mistake!" cried
Jennie, staggering toward him.
reieived lnr in his arms.
manse at t’ loverdale. If you want a
cheap home speak quick. For prices
and terms see Taylor Real Estate
In ever line of Merchandise, but none
more especially than in
Our large stock is in every instance the hest that can be had
and our aim will be to keep the high standard up.
Shelf and Heavy Hardware
Stoves Ranges, Farm and
And everything usually kept in a first-class hardware store, and
all goods are of the best quality.
Alex McNair & Co., Tillamook, Ore.
The Evening Telegram, daily,
and the Cloverdale Courier, botli
papers one year for §5.00.
THE WHITE I
g o o d j u d g e s e e s a h o g o h t w o l e g s '!
, t h c r e s t h e b i g g e s t _____
TOBACCO HOG ON E A R T H . A L W A Y S
a s k in g tor A c h ew o f w - b c u t
A N D PUTS H A L F a PO U C H IN H I S
t a c e — t h e n SAYS I T-5 t o o
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GO O D T O B A C C O .
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S M A L L CHEW IS E N O U G H FOR
ANY M A N .
D ON ’T H A V E PEOPLE c a l l i n g ]
A YOU A H O G . I------
: Tillamook- ;
All Wiiv l’oints
O M E call these facc-stuffcrs hogs, some call them
gophers. But they aregettingscarccrandscarcersince
gentlemen found out about \\ - B C L 1 (Shewing. 1 hereis
no excuse for a man making a monkey of himself today.
1 he nne rich tobacco flavor was put into W -B by nature,
the touch ot salt brings it out nice and tranquil like
without your worrying your jaw around continually!
V ; IJ »• ficthng to be pretty nearly as popular as sun-
shine these happy days,
Saie and Courfortable
Lea ve Cloverdale daily at
7:i>0 a. m . arriviti* at Tilla-
muok at IO a. m — in lime for
inumili! traiti to Portland.
I.cave Tillatnook at ¿ p i * ,
arrivine at Cloverdale at 5
.1 M. TRAXLEK, Prop i
S ^ r., New York City