Junction City bulletin. (Junction City, Or.) 189?-1901, July 18, 1901, Image 3

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BY MARY
CIIAITKR XVII.
Fur more (tun an hour there bad been
unbroken alienee In the diiisty old law
rae of Mr. Worthinicton, where llcitr
Lincoln tun) Willlnui Bender still re
mained, tbe one is practicing lawyer
and Junior partner of the firm, and thu
other aa student villi, for be bad not
yet dared to offer himself for exsmlna
tlon. Ktuily waa something whlcb I Inry
particularly disliked; and aa hla mother
had trained blm with the Idea Ibat labor
for blm waa wholly tuinecesssry, be bad
never bestowed a thought on the future,
or made au exertbm of any kind. Now,
however, different jihsse of affaire waa
appearing. Ml father's forluue waa
threatened wltb ruin; and be aat In tba
me wltb bla heels upon the window sill,
debating tba all-Important question
whether It were better to marry Klla
Campbell for tbt money which would
ave him from poverty, or to roua blm
elf to action for the aske of Mary How
rd. whom ha really fancied he loved.
Frequently alnce tba party bad be met
Iter, each time Incoming more and more
convinced of her auperlorlty over tbe oth
er young ladles of her acquaintance (
waa undoubtedly greatly assisted In this
decision by the manner wltb which the
waa received by tba faablonablea of Hoe.
ton; but. aalda from that, aa far aa ho
waa rap tile of doing an. be liked her,
aod waa now making up hla mind wheth
er to tell her ao or not.
At laat breaking tba alienee, he exclaim
4d: "Hang mo, If I don't believe ahe'a be
witched me, or elaa I'm lo love. Bender,
how doea a ehap feel when he's la love?"
"Very rooiisn, judging rrom yourseir,"
returned William, and Henry replied:
"1 bop you mean nothing personal, for
I'm bound to avenge my honor, and
'twould be a deuced scrape for you aid
ine to light about 'your sister,' aa you rail
her, for 'tis aba who baa Inspired me, or
made a fool of me, on or tba other."
"You've changed your mind, haven't
you?" anted William, a little sarcastical
ly. "Hanged If I haref" aald Henry. "I
waa Interested In her yeara ago, mben
ah ws the ugliest little vlnu a man
rver looked upon, and tbat'a why I leaned
tier no I uon t ueucve an a nanaaoma
now, hut she'a aometbing, and that some
thing baa rained the mischief wlrh ma.
Come. Bender, you are better acquainted
wltb her than I am, ao tell me honestly
If you think I'd fcttr marry br.
With haughty frown William replied:
"You bare my permission, air, to propone
a aoon aa you please. I rather wish you
would;" then taking hla hat h left the
office, white Henry continued hia solilo
quy aa fullowa:
"I wonder what the old folka would
ay to a peunileaa bride. Wouldn't moth
er and Homo ralae a row? I'd aoon quiet
tn oil woman, iuouko, vy luresicn'nK xa
tell that ahe waa once a factory girl. Hut
If dad amaahea np I'll hav to work, for
I haven't bralna enough to earn my living
by wit. I gueaa on the whole I'll go and
call on Klla; ahe'a handsome, and bealdea
that baa the rhino, too; but bow ehallowr'
and the young man broke the blade of hla
knife aa be atuek It Into the hardwood
table by way of empbaalsing hla In at
worde.
Klla chanced to be out and aa Henry
waa returning h overtook Ida Hclden
ml Mary Howard, who were taking
their accustomed walk. Since her conver
sation with William a weight aeemed
lifted from Mary'a aplrlta, and ahe now
waa happier far than ahe ever remem
bered of having been before. Mary
could not find it In ber heart to be un
courteoua to Henry, and her manner to
ward him that morning waa ao kind and
affable that It completely upset blm; and
when he parted with her at Mr. Seldvtia
goto hla mind waa quite made up to
offer her hia heart and hand,
"I ahall have to work," thought he,
"but ror nor sake A ll do nuytumg."
An hour lu'ter he aat down and wrote
to Mary on paper what he uld not
tell her face to face. Had there been
lingering doubt of her acceptance, bo
would undoubtedly have wnatcd at least
a dosen aheeta of the tiny gilt-edged pa
per, but na It waa one would atifllce, for
he would not acrutlnlze hla handwriting
nho would not count the biota, or murk
me oiuiNHion oi puuciiisuuK pnuRCH, au
ardent declaration of love waa written,
ealed and directed.
Iteatleaa and unquiet, ho aat down to
await hla anawer. It came at Inst hla
rejection, yet couched In language ao kind
aud conciliatory that he could not feel
angry. Twlcothree times he read it
over, hoping to find some intimation that
poBHlbly ahe might relent; but no, It waa
firm and decided, and while ahe thnnkod
him for the honor he conferred upon her,
he respectfully declined accepting it, aa
uring him that hla secret ahould bo kept
inviolate.
"Thero'a aomo comfort it that,"
thought he, "for I wouldn't like to hare
It known that I have been refused by a
poor, unknown girl," find then, a the con
viction came over film that ahe would
never be bla, he laid hia head upon the
table and wept such tenra aa a spoilt
Vhlld might weep when refused a toy too
costly nnd delicate to be trusted in its
rude grasp.
.Ere-long thero waa a knock nt the
door and hastily wiping away all traces
of hla emotion, Henry admitted his fath
er, who had come to talk of their future
prospects, which were even worse than
lio had feared. Hut he did not reproach
hia wnywurd sou, uor bint that hia reck-
toPALAC
J. HOLMES
teaa extravagance had hastened the ca
lamity which otherwise might have been
avoided. Calmly he stated the extent to
which they were involved, adding that
though an entire failure might be pre
vented a ahort time, It would come at
last; aud that an honorable payment of
bla debta would leave them beggars, 1 ,
"For mywlf I do not care," aald tbe
wretched man, pressing hard hla aehliijf
temple, where the gray baira bad thick
ened within a few short weeks. ' "For
myself I do not care, but for my wife
and children for Itose, and that she
must mlsa her accustomed comforts, la
tbe keeneat pang of all."
All this time Henry bad not spoken, bnt
thought waa busily at work. He could
not bestir himself; he bad no energy for
that now; but be could marry Ella Camp
bell, whose wealth would keep blm In
the position he now occupied, bealdea
supplying many of Hose's wanta.
Cursing the fate which had reduced
blm to such an extremity, toward the
dusk of evening Henry atarted for Mrs.
Campbell's. Lights were burning In tbe
parlor, and aa tbe curtaina were drawn
back be could sea through the partially
onned abutter that Klla waa alone. lie
dining In a large sofa chair, she sat,
leaning upon ber elbow, tbe soft curls of
her brown hair falling over her white
arm, which tbe full blue caabmere sleeve
exposed to view. Khe seemed deeply
engaged In thought, and never before had
abe looked ao lovely to Henry, who aa
he gased upon her felt a glow of pride in
thinking that fair young girl could be hia
for the asking.
"And so my little pet la alone," said
he, coming forward, and raising to hia
llpa the dainty fingers which Klla extend
ed toward him. "I hope the old aunty la
out." he continued, "for I want to eee
yon on apeelal business."
Klla noticed how excited he appeared,
and atwaya on the alert for aometbing
when be waa with her, ahe began to
tremble, and without knowing what abe
aaid asked blm "what he wanted of her?"
"Zounds !" thought Henry, "she meets
me more than half way," and then, leat
hla resolution should fsil, he reseated her
in tbe chair she had left, and drawing an
ottoman to ber aide hastily told her of
his love, ending hia declaration by saying
that from the first time he saw her he
had determined that abe ahould be hla
wlfel And Klla, wholly deceived, allow
ed her bead to droop upon bis ehoulder,
while she whispered to him her anawer.
Tbua they were betrothed Henry Lin
coln and Klla Campbell.
"Glad am I to be out of that atmos
phere," thought the newly engaged young
man,' aa be reached the open air, and be
gan to breathe more freely. "Goodness
me, won't I lead glorious life? Now,
if ahe'd only bung back a little but no,
ahe aald yea, before I fairly got the words
out; but money coveretb a multitude of
alns I beg your pardon, tnan'am," aald
he quickly, aa he became conscious of
having rudely Jostled a young lady, who
waa turulng the corner.
Looking up, he met Mary Howsrd'a
large dark eyes fixed rather inquiringly
upon him. She waa accompanied by one
of Mr. Selden'a aervauta, and he felt
aure ahe waa going to visit ber sister. Of
course, Klla would tell her all, and what
must Mary think of one who could ao
aoon repeat hla vowa of love to another?
In all the world there waa not an Indi
vidual for whose good opinion Henry Lin
coln cared one-half so much aa for Mary
Howard'a; and the thought that be
ahould now aurely lose it maddened him.
Tbe resolution of the morniug waa for
gotten, and that night a fond father
watched and wept over hla luebriate aon.
CIIAFTEIl XVIII.
From one of the, luxuriously furnished
chambers of ber father'a elegant mansion
Jenny Lincoln looked mournfully out up
on the thick, angry clouds which, the live
long day, had obscured the winter aky.
Dreamily for a whllo ahe listened to the
patter of the rain aa It fell upon the de
aorted pavement below, and then, with a
long, deep sigh, ahe turned away and
wept. Poor Jenny 2 the day waa rainy
and dark and dreary, but darker far were
tbe shadow stealing over her pathway.
Turn which way ahe would there was not
one ray of sunshine which even her buoy
ant spirits could gather from the sur
rounding gloom. Her only sister waa
slowly but aurely dying, and when Jenny
thought of this she felt that if Itoae could
only live ahe'd try and bear the rest; try
to forget how much ahe loved William
Bender, who that morning had. honorably
and manfully asked her of her parents,
and been spurned with contempt not by
her father, for could he have followed
the dictates of hla better judgment he
would willingly have given hla daughter
to the care of one who he know would
carefully shield her from the atorms of
life. It waa not he, but the cold, proud
mother, who ao haughtily refused -William's
request, accusing him of taking
underhand means to win her daughter's
affectlona.
"I had rather eee you dead I" said the
atony-hearted woman, when Jenny knelt
at her feet and pleaded for her to take
back the worde she had spoken. "I had
rather see you dead than married to such
as he. I mean what I have said, and you
will never be hla." - '
Jeuny knew William too well to think
he would ever annctlon an act of disobe
dience to her mother, and her heart grew
fnint and her eyea grew dim with tears,
aa (lie thought of conquering the love
which had grown with ber growth and
strengthened with her strength. There
waa another reason, too, why Jenoy
should weep Is she sat alone in her room.
From her father she bad heard of ail that
was to happen. Tbe luxuries to which all
ber life she bad been accustomed were
to be hers no longer. The pleasant coun
try bouse In Chieopee, dearer far than
her city home, must be sold, snj no
where in tbe wide world was there a
place for them to rest. ,
Mr. Lincoln entered bl !, daughter's
room, and bending affectionately over her
pillow said, "How Is my darling to-day?"
"Better, better almost well," returned
Itose, raising herself In bed to prove what
she bad said. "I shall be out In a few
days, and then you'll buy me one of those
elegant plaid silks, won't you? All the
girls are wearing them, and I haven't
had a new dress this winter, aod here
'tis slmost Msrch." '
Oh! bow the father longed to tell his
dying child that her next dress would be
a shroud. But he could not. He wss too
much a man of the work! to apeak to her
of death; so without answering her ques
tion he said: "Itose, do you think you
are able to be moved Into the country?"
"What, to Chieopee? that horrid, dull
place? I thought we were not going there
this summer?"
"No, not to Chieopee, but to your grand
ma Howland's In OlenwooJ. The physi
cian thinks you will be more quiet there,
and tbe pure air will do you good."
Kose looked earnestly in her father'a
face to see if ha meant what he aald, and
then replied: "I'd rather go anywhere la
the world than to Glen wood. You've no
Idea how I hate to atay there. Grandma
la so queer and the things in the house so
fusty and countryfied and cooks by a
fireplace, and washes in a tin basin, and
wipes on a crash towel that hangs on a
roller!"
Mr, Liocoln could hardly repress a
smile at Itose's reasoning, but perceiving
that be must be decided, he said: "We
think it best for you to go, and ahall ac
cordingly make arrangements to take you
In tbe course of a week or two. Your
mother will atay with you, and Jenny,
too, will be there a part of the time;"
then, not wlahing to witness the effect of
hla words, he hastily left the room, paus
ing In the hall to wipe away tbe tears
which Involuntarily came to bis eyee as
he overheard Hose angrily wonder "why
abe ahould be turned out of doors when
abe waan't able to sit up!"
' "I never can bear, the scent of thoae
great tallow candlea, never," aaid she;
"aud then to think of the coarse sheets
and patchwork bedquilts oh, it's dread
ful!" Jenny's heart, too, waa well-nigh bunt
ing, but aha forced down her own sor
row, while she strove to comfort her sla
ter, telling her how strong and well the
bracing air of tbe country would make
ber, and how refreshing, when her fever
waa on, would be the clear, cold water
which gushed from the spring near tbe
tboruapple tree, where in childhood they
ao oft bad played. Tlwn ahe spoke of
the miniature waterfall, ahlch not far
from her grandmother's door made
"fairy-like music" all the day long, and
at laat, as if soothed by the sound of that
far-off water, Rote forgot her trouble,
aud aank into a sweet, refreshing slum
ber. In a few daya preparations were com
menced for moving Hose to Glenwood,
and in the excitement of getting ready
aho In a measure forgot the tallow can
dlea and patchwork bedqftilt, the thougbta
'of which had ao much shocked her at
first.
"Put In my embroidered merino morn
ing gown," aaid she to Jenny, who waa
packing her trunk, "and the blue cash
mere one faced with white satin; and
don't forget my best cambric skirt, the
one with ao much work on it, for when
George Moreland cornea to Glenwood I
ahall waot to look as well as possible;
and then, too, I like to see the country
folks open their mouths and stare at city
fashions."
"What make you think George will
come to Glenwood?" asked Jenny.
"I know, and that's enough," answered
Rose; "and now, before you forget it, put
In my leghorn hat, for if I stay long 1
ahall want it; and see how nicely you
can fold the dress I wore at Mrs. Rus
sell's party!"
"Why, Rose, what can you possibly
want of that?" asked Jenny, and Rose re
plied: "Oh, I want to show it to grandma,
just to hear her groan over our extrava
gance, and predict that we'll yet come to
rulnl" 4
Jenny thought that If Rose could have
seen her father that morning when the
bill for the dress and its costly trim
mings waa presented she would have
wished It removed forever from her sight.
Early In the winter Mr. Lincoln had seen
that all auch mattera were settled, and of
thla bill, more recently made, he knevr
nothing.
"I can't pay it now," aaid he promptly
to the boy who brought it. "Tell Mr.
Holton I will see him in a day or two."
The boy took the paper with an inso
lent grin, for he had heard the fast cir
culating rumor "that one of the big bugs
waa about to smash up;" and now, eager
to Confirm the report, he ran swiftly back
to hla employer, who muttered, "Just aa
I expected. I'll draw on him for what
I lent him, and that'll tell the story. My
daughters can't afford to wear such
things, and I'm not going to furnish
money for hla."
Of all this Rose did not dream, for In
her estimation there was no end to her
father's wealth, and the possibility of his
failing had never entered her mind.
(To be continued.) :
No Lack of Mascots.
"No," candidly admitted Noah, "the
ark Is not exactly a Herreahoff fin-keel,
I didn't know anything about alumin
um when I planked her top Bides, and
hor canvas is not cross-cut, nor doea
she cany a spinnaker. .-
"But," he added, complacently, "we
are right. In It when It comes to ruas-coUI"--Brooklyn
Eagle.
STRIKE ABANDONED
CINCINNATI MACHINI8T8 WSLL
RETURN TO WORK.
Strike Benefit Fund ikcame Exhjuited, and
- Ho further AJiliUnce Could Be Hoped
for from National Headquarter Union
Officer Will Mtke No Statement Sa
Pranclsce Union Rudy to Settle.
Cincinnati. July 15. -The niachln-
Ists'strike, which waa organ ied May
20,and which involved from 6,000, to
7,000 employe in thia city, ha prac
tically1 Un declared off. A aeof et
mass meeting of strikers waa held to
day, at which a formal report waa
made that it had been found to be im
possible to secure assistance in money
from the headquarters in Washing
ton, aa the strike benefit fund is ex
hausted, and tbe strikers were advised
to return to work. Already about 600
have applied for reinstatement, and
many more will do so in the next two
days. Ho official statement baa been
made by the leaders of the strikers,
and they all refuse to be quoted, say
ing that they do not care to do any
thing that might affect the injunc
tion proceedings against them, set
for hearing July 16. It is said that
the decision to return to work was not
unanimous, and that some men will
still hold out.
Sltuatloa at San FrancUce
San Francisco, July 15. The Iron
Trades council 'has received favorable
reports from the nine affiliated unions
on the question of giving the council
authority to effect a settlement of the
machinists' strike in the city inde
pendent of what is done in the East.
The council has therefore appointed a
com mit to of five, with full power to
act, to meet the employers should
they agree to confer. The strike of
metal polishers has been declared off.
MORE FIGHTING IN COREA.
Trouble Between Catholic MiMioaaric and
Pupils.
Berlin July 13.-The Cologne Ga
zette published a dispatch from Seoul,
Corea saying that bloody conflicts
extending over a period of 10 days
have occurred on the Island of Quel
part between Soman Catholio mis
sionaries and their pupils and the
pupils are reported to have been killed
during the encounters. The cover-
nor of Quelpart, according to the dis
patch, says the trouble was the fault
of the pupils, and arose from their
support of the tax collectors in levy
ing illegal taxes upon the natives.
Upon hearing that two Jnch mis
sionaries had been killed upon the
island a French warship proceeded
to uuelpart. Lpon finding the mis
sionaries alive, the warship returned.
The Corea n government has com
missioned Huan Junan and an
American court official to investigate
the matter, and is sending a company
of Corean infantry with them to
Quelpart. Quelpart is in the Yellow
sea, 60 miles south of Corea, to
which country it is subordinate. It
is a penal colony.
CORN CROP PARCHED.
Kansas and Missouri Farmers Hav
Lost $50,000,000.
Already
Chicago, July 15. Todays' advices
to the board of trade and grain com
misison firms are that the heat and
drought in the Southwest are un
broken. It is said that the damage
outside of Kansas and Missouri is
comparatively slight, hut that unless
there is relief within the next 10 days
tbe corn crop situation will approach
a calamity.
A message from Topeka, Kansas,
says the prospects are for a crop of
but 50,000,000 bushels of corn,
although last year's crop was 163,
000,000, and that of the previous year
237,000,000 bushels. The loss of hay
and potatoes is also great, second only
to the loss of corn. It is estimated
that the farmers of Kansas and Mis
souri have already lost $50,000,000 by
the torridity and drought.
Oil Found in Oklahoma.
Guthrie, O. T., July 15. The peo
ple of Granite, O. T., are wild with
excitement over the discovery of oil
near that town. The oil waa found
at a depth of 107 feet, and spouted to
the Biirfacre in great quantities. The
company that sunk the well will go
deeper in the hopes of developing a
gusher.
' Posse of Sixty.Flvt.
Chinook, Mont., July 15. Sheriff
Bonner, of Great Falls, and his posse
of 11 men left here this afternoon
for the Bear Faw Fool ranch, 16 miles
away, where horses will ho furnished.
The Great Falls posse will be joined
by the possees from other counties,
making in all 65 men. The party
will be equipped with good horses
and a plentiful supply of provision.
Sheriff Griffith apparently is absolute
ly confident that he has the Great
Northern robbers surounded on Peo
ple s creek, 75 miles distant.
UNION WON BATTLE,
Sixteen Jsparesc Taken Prisoners e Fraser
Fight Between Fish Boats.
Vancouver, 6. C, July 13. The
developments in the Fraser river
strike situation during the past 24
hours show the union fishermen have
the upper hand, having accomplished
a coup d'etat which is without a par
allel in the history of the many labor
disturabncei in British Columbia, Aa
a result of a battle of small boats out
in the gulf a battle in which shots
were exchanged but in which no com
batant was killed, 16 Japanese were
taken prisoners by the strikers. The
Japanese boats were overturned, the
rifles and fishing gear of the Orientals
thrown into the water, and the Japan
ese themselves taken to one of the
small islands away out : in tbe gulf.
Exactly where this island is located
is a secret of the white fishermen, for
they chose it several weeks ago for oc
casions such as this. They say they
will continue to place non-union Jap
anese there for the remainder of tha
season, or until the place i discov
ered by the authorities. AH tbt is
known is that the island is bttnetn
here and Nanaimo, 50 miles away,
and that it is hard to find. The Jap
anese will be given food every few
days and maintained comforts o!y,
although closely guarded until ft set
tlement is reached or until their
island prison is located by the author
ities. '
Two provincial constables were out
in Japanese boats today and effected
the arrest of six whiTfe fishermen.
The Japanese held abig meeting at
Steveston and raised by voluntary
subscriptions $4,000 for a Japanese
hospital, which they think may be
needed, and then discussed the salmon
catching situation. Some were in
favor of joining tbe union men in the
strike especially as the run of salmon
had. been small this season up to date.
The meeting broke uo without definite
action.,,
Thia evening a big run of salmon
is reported as coming in from the
south. The canners think the union
men will not stand firm, in view of
the temptation to participate in their
catching. There is renewed talk this
evening of turning out the militia.
Such a severe storm raged at the
mouth of the Fraser river last night
that the union patrol boats, which
were to have attacked the Japanese
fishermen, were afraid to leave Stev
enston. The Japanese kept coming,
during the night without fish. Five
Japanese are reported to have been
drowned.
OFF FOR BERLIN.
Prince Chaun Gees to Germany to Apologize
for Murder of Baron, vea Kctttler.
Pekin, July 15. The departure
from Pekin of Prince Chuan, younger
brother of Emperor Kwang Hsu, who
has been selected .formally to apolo
gize at Berlin for the murder of
Baron Von Ketteler, was a spectacu
lar event. A train took Prince Chuan
and his Buite from here to Taku, from
which port he will proceed by steamer
to Shaghai. He will sail from Shang
hai July 20 for Genoa, and will pro
ceed directly from there to Berlin by
rail. Prince Chuan came to the sta
tion in Pekin on horseback. He was
gorgeously attired in royal yellow, and
followed by a long procession com
posed of members of his staff, their
servants and the luggage on cars.
Here he was met by the present Ger
man minister to China, Dr. Mumm
Von Schwarzenstein, a German mili
tary band and gaurd of honor and two
of his brothers.
A committee of the ministers of
the powers in Shanghai have agreed
on a scheme for improving naviga
tion in such a way as to allow Pacific
liners having a draught of 23 feet to
anchor at Shanghai, instead of 20
miles below. This improvement will
cost 750,000. It is probable that an
improvement of the navigation of the
Pei Ho as far up as Tien Tsin will be
incorporated as a condition v of the
terms of peace.
. M. W. Kockhill expects to sail from
Yokohama August 20, accompanied
by Hubbard T. Smith, United States
consul at Canton, and F. D. Cheshire,
who is retiring from his connection
with the United States legation,
chiefly as interpreter, after a quarter
of a century of service.
General Wood's Condition,
Washington, July 15. Acting Ad
jutant General Ward has received a
cable msesage from Major Scott, adju
tant general of the department of
Cuba, saying that General Wood's
condition -13 steadily improving. : In
Old Warship Will Ba Sold.
. Washington, July 15. The secre
tary of the navy today ordered the
famous old Minnesota to be stricken
from the naval register. A board of
condemnation has just appraised her
at $15,000, and she will be sold at
public auction in Boston, where she
now lies. ' The Minnesota is one of
the most noted vessels of '.. the old
navy. She was built in Washington
in 1855. and was the flagship of Ad
miral Goldsborough ,in the famous
battle between the Merrimao and tha
Union fleet in Hampton Rooda.