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About The Springfield news. (Springfield, Lane County, Or.) 1916-2006 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 18, 1921)
By JESSIE DOUGLAS
14k, 1111. by McClure Joppr B)-mli.
Mark Travis thrust Ms hands deep
Into h!s pockets ami began to race Ms
room. He luul plenty of room to walk,
for, besides the cot and the desk lu
the corner, only a chnlr Impeded his
progress. It was an empty room aud
an empty life, he decided wryly.
"Lonely 1 U reeks of loneliness V he
said to the listening walls.
As he turned he suw a square of
paper lying on his floor. An envelope.
A letter. He whisked It up nud ex
amined it. It was written In a forth
right feminine hand In black luk on
gray paper, lie ripped It open Jug
godly. "My cousin, Jimmy Cossrove. has writ
ten me that you have come to stay In the
city. 1 should be glad If you would come
up to nee me; have, tea some afternoon,
perhaps some Sunday at tive? Then we
can talk over Jimmy and Chicago, where
1 lived a a child. Sincerely.
Mark TravU read it through twice
before he laid It down. He liked the
looped Mack writing and the address
engraved in blue on the gray paper.
"Good old Jim hasn't forgotten me,"
he muttered. 'Rosamond Schuyler
charming name "
He pictured the girl with deep blue
eyes and that same earuest look that
"How Jolly It would be to know
someone in New York! To go perhaps
to the little Italian restaurant down
on Eleventh street that he had discov
ered and eat macaroni while the blue
smoke curled thickly about them and
the clatter of plates and voices served
as a background to their talk."
Life had rather lost its savor these
last three weeks alone here. Iiaees
enough to go, and things enough to
see, but always alone. No one to
laugh with him, nor to make him for
get that he was a stranger la a strange
He had come almost alone to New
York to call It cold hard merce
nary "I'll go and see this Rosamond
Schuyler," he said. "What ji pretty
name that Uosumond she'll be
He threw his shoulders back next
afternoon as he walked up Fifth ave
nue In a blaze of sunshine. His 'tweed
suit was pretty well worn, but he'd
had a shoe shine, and he carried his
fair head with an air and swung
along, feeling for the first time that
he was a part of the life of the city,
Instead of being Just the newest mau
In Gresham & Minor's.
But when he turned east at Fifty
third street and found that the house
was an Imposing brownstone one, with
dignified curtains of cream that shut
oil the windows and an air of admit
ting only the best society, he hesi
tated. That was the nm!er all right, but
would he go? I'erhaps she wouldn't be
his kind at ail.
Hut he found himself climbing the
steps aud ringing the bell as though
be were a dummy. Once he had said
Miss Schuyler" to the stony-faced in
dividual who must be her butler, he
knew he was In for it.
As he crossed the thick rug and
came into the dim, beautiful drawing
room he rued the day he had come.
He was aware of rugs that his feet
melted Into and gleaming furniture and
color and flowers. He sank down into
n great armchair, trying to feel at
ease and cursing his stupidity.
Then he saw that there was some
one else la the room. A girl silhouet
ted at the window was playing with
the tassel of the curtain; her slim fig
ure In black and delicately outlined.
Mark Travis forgot the beautiful
room and the luxury arid wealth, for
he 6aw that she was sweet-looking and
her lashes were wet with tears.
"I'm Mark Travis," he said, rising
and taking the hand she held out to
"Oh, yes," her voice fluttered, and
he saw she was rather shy and fright
ened of him. "I I heard about you."
He heard his own voice talking and
then the girl's. She had gray eyes In
stead of blue and her brows were dark,
and had a charming way of lifting.
She smiled once and he saw a dimple
peep out near her mouth. Then lie
forgot everything but the desire to
take, away that unhappy look about
"You've Just come to New York,
haven't you?" she asked, "ar d will you
have one lump or two?" she handled
the 6llver teapot so skillfully and
passed him a white cup delicately frag
ile. "Have you been lonely?" she ques
tioned ;' "It's so hard at first"
And Mark TravU found Myself tell
ing her about his work with the old
lawyers and how desolate he had felt,
while she pushed the heavy carved
box of cigarettes toward him and
begged, "Woul jou smoke; 1 like the
smell so "
Hut lu a little pause his eyes rested
on the beautiful room, the (treat
carved mantel that must have cost
thousands of dollars and the long
renaissance table with its two lamps.
This girl and he were as widely sepa
rated us though they lived In different
worlds he couldn't ask her to dine
with him at a twsecnt Italian restau
rant, nor sit with him In the balcony
nor ride home on the 'bus he
caught himself up with a Jerk and re
alized she had asked Mm a question.
"Oh, yes, I like New York; that
A rustle and a clatter of high -heeled
slippers on the ollshed floor and he
turned to see some one else entering
"Ah, Mr. Travis, Jim wrote me about
you yes," he saw her nod to the
other girl In her straight black dress.
She gave hint a sJiy, sweet look of
farewell as she slipped away.
Kosnmond TravU sank down In a
chair by the tire.
She was weedy and fair, with too
much rouge and a drawling, affected
"Jim's such a funny old thing." she
said In a bored voice. "How he stands
it back there lu Chicago so slow I
Hut Mark Travis after some minute
found that he must go, and he said
good by to the girl smoking by the tire
and went out Into the rich, spacious
hall. Some one was slipping out by
the door from another room, and he
saw with a quickening heart that It
was a slight black-clad figure.
He ran down the steps and caught
up to her half way down the block.
"I say," he begged, and she turned
him a shy, lighted face. "I thought,
why I thought you were Kosamoud
Schuyler all the time!" he laughed.
She shook Uer head. "I thought of
course you knew her I'm only her
Thank God!" he breathed, and then
to her astonished eyes he hurried on :
"Isn't It Jolly out? The stars and all,
and Fifth avenue at night Is great!
Are you going down on a' 'bus? Could
He mounted the spiral staircase af
ter her and wondered why he had
never felt the mystery and allure of
the city before. There was so much
to do and to be discovered!
"Are you free In the evenings?
Would you care to go out and explore
and eat In a little Joint I've found?"
he begged boyishly.
She turned away, for her eyes were
full of tears.
"I thought I was the only lonely per
son In the city," she said Irrelevantly.
"Hut you haven't told me your
name yet?" he begged.
"Janle Taylor," she answereL
As he let himself into the room that
had a pleasantly familiar look he
thought, "Funny, June Taylor's so
much prettier a name tiian Rosamond
Rifleman Guards Fish.
One of the most curious Jobs In the
United States is held down by a man
In Oregon. The state legislature has
Just commissioned him oilkinl sea lion
hunter and he Is to work In co-operation
with the state fish commission to
rid the coast of Oregon of seu lions,
which destroy more fish than all the
canneries of the district combined can
pack. The secretary of the state fish
commission states that during the 157
days which, constitute the open sea
son, and during which the canneries
ore allowed to operate, sea lions along
the coast consume 41,500,000 pounds
i t salmon. The hunter already has
claimed bounty on 10,000 of the ani
mals. .Scientific American.
Explains Moon Superstition.
The notion that the moon Is dan
gerous while one Is asleep Is so firmly
fixed even In the modern mind that
very many people would not will
ingly go to sleep In the moonlight. Yet
science has proved the connection to
be entirely fallacious.
In an old saga one reads a story
which explains the origin of this su
perstition. It seems that a warrior
who was being pursued went to sleep,
and that Its changing path caused the
moon to reveal hhn to his enemies.
Luckily he awoke before they killed
him, and ui escaped. Hut the strain
was so great that he became mud.
The Unwelcome Guest.
"Have seem s of revelry and mirth
been banished from this more or less
fair land of ours?"
"Not entirely," replied Mr. nibbles.
"There are still some high Jinks going
on In residences and apartment
houses, but I understand It Is hard
for an outsider to gain admittance,
even when he happens to be a police
man." Hlrmlngliam Age-Herald.
The Will of the People.
"Of course, you have a mind of
"I hope so," replied Senator Sor
ghum; "at the same time I've got to
remember that while I am supposed
to make the speeches, my constituents
represent the real Intellectual authority."
MR. PAN PE LION awoke one
morning to find growing near
Mm pretty Miss Palsy.
Pan was ever bold, hi this pretty
little flower growing so close beside
him made Pan bolder than ever.
He turned his I right face toward
her nud spoke. "Miss Palsy," he said.
"In this beautiful world there cannot
be two more certainly made for each
other than you ami I.
"Just look at the yellow In your
gown. Poesn't It Just match the yel
low of my clothes? Now what do you
say If we arc married and live In this
field where the sunshine Is bright and
warm, ns two happy lovers should?"
Miss Palsy shook out her white
petaled skirt and looked down at the
'smc. a& see ro
ground, then she turned a sldewlse
glance on Pan, who was swaying with
Impatience waiting for her answer.
"The sky Is so beautiful and blue to
day." she said. "I cannot think about
anything else; perhaps tomorrow I
will give you my answer."
So poor Pan had to be content and
wait until the morrow, but when the
sun rose the next morning and Pan
risked Miss Palsy for l.er answer she
replied that the sun was so bright and
warm she could think of nothing else.
"Hut," she said, "perhaps tomorrow
I shall be able to think about your pro
posal and give you your answer."
So Pandellon sat all day with his
face bright and happy because ho felt
sure the morrow would certainly bring
rain and then Miss Palsy would have
time to think about Min.
HOW DO YOU SKi IT?
By C N. LURIE
Common Errors in English and
How to Avoid Them
"ELDER" AND "OLDER."
THE former word, "elder," should
be used when one refers to mem
bers of the same family; thus, "My
elder brother left for F.uro. e today,"
not, "My older brother." Hut "older"
should be used in referring to mem
bers of another family, and In refer
ring to objects. Thus, say, "Ho Is
the older of the two brothers," and
"This table Is older than that choir,"
not "elder." The same rule Is applied
to the words "eldest" and "oldest."
One should sny, if he has more than
one brother, "My eldest brother left
for Europe today," not "My oldest
brother." "This chair Is Urn oldest of
the three," not the 'Vldest."
' When direct comparison Is made
between two persons, use "older," as
In the sentence, "My mother Is older
thun my father." Hut when the com
parison Is not made directly, use this
form : "My mother Is the elder of my
A LINE 0' CHEER
Dy John Kendrick Bangs.
I LOVE to hear the Joyous rlnf
Of children's laughter as they
I love to Hut to birds that sing
Their welcome to the newborn
For In a world that's over sad.
And weighted down with grievous
Hope springs from out the moai
Of laughing innocence and song.
Hlghest Moral Courage.
When you are so devoted to doing
what is right that you press straight
on to that and disregard what men
are saying about you, there is the
triumph of moral courage. Phillips
In the old China of empire days
soldiering was regarded the basest of
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Tho next morning Ihe rail drops
were falling fust on the meadow and
Miss Palsy's upturned face never once
looked townrd her lover. She
drinking the longed for water and had
no time to notice pour Pan.
The next morning after th rnln
everything was so clean aud fresh and
all the flowers were so I right and
happy that Pan again spoke to Mls
Palsy of his love.
"Oh. tho world Is so beautiful and
fresh this morning I cannot Ihluk of
anything else," replied Mis Palsy a
she flirted the dewdrop from her
Hut Pan was not discouraged! he
still waited and hoped for his answer;
but one morning or Pan awoke with
a bead quite white. He had grown old
with waiting and his long, white locks
fluttered lit the breeze.
Then one day Miss Palsy grew tired
of the beauty around her. She cast
her eye toward her hucr and, to her
horror, she saw be was quite bald. Not
even one spear of white hair was
there on his head.
"Oh!" exclaimed M'.hs Palsy. "How
funny you look. Why. you are old Mr.
Pan P. Lion. I could tmt thluk of
marrvlng you now. Good-day!"
And that Is the reason, so Ihe mead
ow flowers say. that the Pandellon
grows faded and old with long, white
locks on Its little round head. Long
ago Its ancestor waited so long for
Miss Palsy's answer that he grew old
The Right Thing
at the Right Time
By MARY MARSHALL DUFI-EE
AltOl'T VOl'K UOAItO.
How mnny thins, both Jut and un
Jul. are sanctioned by cuetom! Ttretu-e.
IN PAYS long, Ions gone by the
head of n large and Important
family sat on a raised dais ut meals,
with members of his Immediate fam
ily and speclully honored guests.
Others sat at a table on the floor of
the room, the least Important guests
or retainers sitting ut the greatest
distance from the b't. Even In our
colonial days It was rusto'jary to
have u huge salt cellar In the center
of the table und the older and tnore
Important personages sat above the
salt cellar toward tho host who sat
at the head of the table, while those
less Important sat below Unit point.
With such an arrangement It was
possible to Lave almost the entire
household save for those who were
serving the meal to sit at the same
lime without embarrassment to any
one. Sometimes, In these days, em
barrassing questions come up con
cerning the placing of members of
one's household at the dinner table.
"Shouldn't the housekeeper be
seated with members of tho family
ut dinner?" writes a woman who Is
Obviously It Is not for tho house
keeper to decide but for those who
employ her, and If she feeJs that
not to have meals with the family
Is an act of disrespect to her why,
then, for her own peace of mind she
ought to find employment somewhere
else. In the homes of those who cm
ploy many servants tho housekeeper
would not dream of eating with the
family on the contrary, her meals
would be served In her own sitting
room. Some governesses do not
usually eat at the family table un
less their charges do, und In lorge
establishments children very oftcu
have their meals served In the day
nursery. If they dine earlier than
their elders, then customarllr the
governess does also. Usually trained
nurses employed In private homes
THE origin of monograms Is prob
ably Egyptian; we are certain
that the Greeks aud Itomans used
these devices. The merchants of the
Middle Ages used cabalistic lutertwln
lugs of letters as their distinctive
murks, and tho great Charlemagne
used a cipher us his signature to con
ceal his Ignorance of writing. The old
time painters and printers also had
their private marks made of their Ini
tials. It was not until the Nineteenth
century, however, that monograms be
. . V V - i-W,
Prttty Gloria Swanson, the "movie"
star, began her career In comedies,
later became a bathing girl In screen
farces, and from that field graduated
to leading woman In special produc
tions. Recently she became a etar In
her own right.
have meiils with the family, but some
times it Is customary for them to
eat after the family and this Is some
times a matter of convenience, as
some member will be free to take
the nurse's place at the patient's bed
side while she I eating. On oce:in
liners nurses In. uniform do not eat
ut the first table, but have their
meals In the general dining room at
the hours appointed for children and
their nurse. Of course, some young
women resent this, feeling themselves
quite Ihe social equals, possibly tho
superiors, of those who employ them,
but. If they have good sense, they
realize that they lire suffering no renl
Indignity and that It Is the truly
professional spirit to accept condi
tions us they find them.
"What's in a Name?"
Ry MILDRFO MARSHALL
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MADE famous la this country by
Hoc, Lenoro Is In reality the Span
ish transformation of one of the most
ancient of feminine names Helen,
lis original root was "Helios," the
Greek sun-god who drove his heaven
ly chariot around thu heavenly vault
day by day, thu niinio signifying light
' Every language, practically, hos
brought Its distinguishing mark to
thu original name, and Lenoro Is one
of the most beauiiful und musical
of the derivatives. In Italy, Leonora
Is one of tho forms, Eleanor In Eng
land, Eileen In Ireland, nud so on.
The original Spanish derivative
was Lcmorc, In which the "u" grad
ually displaced tho "m."
The Jewel assigned to bearers of
this name Is tho beautiful yellow
jacinth a atone formerly curried by
travelers to Insure them against ac
cident and disease. A fantasy asso
ciated with this gem Is that It warns
Its wearer of approaching danger by
growing pale In color und It also Is
supposed to guarantee protection
from lightning. Tho lucky day of
Leuore Is Sunday und 0 is her lucky
number. To dream of her natal ttono,
tho yellow Jacinth, Is Interpreted to
mean success In any undertaking she
may bo Interested In ut the time,
II E WAS
My wife Is my
sion. I warned you
that two couldn't
live as cheuily bji