The Ione independent. (Ione, Or.) 1916-19??, September 16, 1927, Image 2

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Mary tamed iwi; and looked dbwn.
All the excitement had gone oat of
her face. It was pale when the turned
tack to her mother.
"Mother! You were going to Loren
Rangeley 1 Promise me you wont"
Mary Johnston!"
"Don't you think I know! I've
known right along that that pafe, cold,
bloodless yes, I know he's great
banker, but he looks like a money
lender. I know he wants to marry
you. Oh Mother 1 If you go to him,
hell ask you, and If yoo do. Just to
be comfortable, I'll never forgive you.
I'd rather work for yoo myself, all
the days of my Ufe I"
"Mary!" Mrs. Johnston sat up
against her pillows and regarded her
daughter as though she were a stran
ger. "I didn't know yoo felt so strong
ly, or thst Mr. Rangeley' motives
were so evident Don't worry. When
be hear I'm practically penniless, I
wont seem so deetrsble In his eyes.
Mary, atop crying. I never knew
anything so so silly."
"It lant silly, not so very," Mary
sniffed, trying to regain her self-control.
Tve hated him good and hard
for long time, and I Just loathe
seeing him with yoo."
Her mother patter Mary's shoulder.
"I only thought of him for your
"You'd lose me," Mary told her firm
ly. Td go and work anywhere first
even In Dabb grocery store."
Uer mother started. There wont
be any question of that Bother,
there's the car. Send that boy away,
"Wouldnt It do yoo good to go out T"
"No It wouldn't Leave me alone
with my thoughts and my novel. I
want to go over everything by myself,
calmly. Well tackle the Jewel prob
lem tonight, after I've had my think."
"Then I might aa well motor," said
. Mrs. Johnston frowned.
"I don't like It But go and ride
with your Idealised grocer's clerk. If
you want to. Remember, always, that
Mother's wary eye will be upon yon
when you return. Td forbid yoo, of
course. If I didn't know you'd do It
anyway and never tell me the Inter
esting details."
They smiled the smile of perfect
"And, of course," Mrs. Johnston ad
mitted nobly, "I want to know every
thing. Don't cheat me of single
thrill, Mary."
Mary kissed ber. Mrs. Johnston
raised herself on a firm white elbow
and called to Mary's back: "Ride on
the rear seat Mary, and don't forget
that you're poor now, very poor. In
deed." Mary could visualize the Impish
mile on ber mother's face that ac
companied this remark.
Rhe bsd fully Intend"d at least be
ginning the drive on the rear seat, but
after that and hoping her mother was
at the window to see, she climbed to
the seat beside Ned, announcing:
"Mother's not coming, and you're
to please take me a different route
Mrs. Johnston was not at the win
dow. Her face was set and hard as
she tried to make op her mind wheth
er she would let this grocery shop sit
nation develop before ahe bolted to
New Tork, or bolt now. It waa put
gllng, bat to go now might solve
Mary's problem and her own. The
solution, however, was very difficult,
through lack of available funds.
In his office, C. it. Dabbs, once more
embarked on his difficult task of com
position, wrote, tore np and rewrote,
11 afternoon. When he finally ceased
writing he had completed short note,
which he thrust Into his pocket care
fully destroying the others. He still
could not decide whether or not to
end It
Dorothy Selden, having watted In
vain for some sign of Just anger, or
t least Indignation, from Ned, had
guln the privilege of seeing him ride
by, happy and contented, with Mary
Johnston seated serenely beside him.
It waa not to be borne. Dorothy threw
berself suddenly, but gracefully, Into
the chair at the writing desk, and seis
ing telegraph blank and pen, wrote
rapidly. When ahe bad finished, the
message read:
"Ned here under assumed name.
What ahull I dot
"Dorothy Selden."
It waa directed to Loren Lor liner
The village saw Ned and Mary ride
by and snickered. "Dabbs nevvy was
round after settlementer."
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The snicker was meant to call atten
tion to Ned's folly and presumption,
but It was also a Jibe ut Mary. "She
must be bard up for a man," was the
The pair under observation, en
gaged In the most absorbing gnme In
the world, hastened toward Great
Cold spring, one of the beauty spots
of the countryside.
Although the road was as new to
Ned as to Mary, he discoursed learn
edly on Its history. Its Indian name.
which he waa compelled to admit he
had forgotten and couldn't pronounce
anyway. Mary listened. Interested
and amused, especially as Ned In
formed her that he had Just "boned
up" on the subject this morning.
"Uncle Claude supplied me with the
local color," he told her honestly. "It
Isn't at all In my line, but I thought
Mrs. Johnston might expect something
like It from her 'hired man'."
"Mr. Carter," asked Mary suddenly,
"was your mother Mr. Dabbs' sis
ter r
Ned started. "Oh no, Claude Dahhs
la really no relation to me at all I'm
His Coat Wss Off and He Was In the
fond of him, and I call him Uncle,
that's all."
"Oh, I forgot you told me you were
'adopted," and Mary lapsed again
Into alienee. She saw only one thing
very clearly, and thut waa Ned'a pro
file. She liked It
The Great Cold spring, Ned told
her, was Just quarter of mile
away. As he ioke they came In
alght of placid little lake, fed by the
Some distance np the road, beyond
the lake, was a great old farmhouse,
which appeared deserted. As they
neared the spring, Mary exclaimed
with pleasure. Simultaneously the
rear tire blew out
Ned'a exclamation waa not one of
pleasure. He stopped the machine at
the side of the road and made ready
with Jack and wrench. Mary went to
ward the spring. The pool waa deep,
but did not look so.
Ned had the tire on In record time.
Aa he stooped to gather up his tools,
Mary stepped off the plunks to gather
some flowers at the edge of the pool.
Ned thought he heard a faint cry. It
was such a tiny, muffled sound that
he didn't think It Important and would
have gone about bis business had he
Woman Auto Driver
nere's good one aKout a woman
utonioblllst that B storekeeper told
me recently. The woman's machine
stopped a short way from this man's
store, which Is In North Sulem, and
she came In to get some gas from his
outside pump. She would have liked
to have had him go wltb her, It ap
peared. He did not know why until
about ten minutes luter and then he
had good laugh.
Anyhow, he provided her with Jug
In which she could carry the gasoline.
She disappeared and he heard noth
ing, nor saw nothing of her afterward.
Aa the minutes rolled by he com
menced to wonder If he was going to
get back his Jug, or If something also
was the matter. The answer came
when man dropped In with the Jug.
He told the storekeeper that when he
came along the woman had the radi
ator cap off and waa Just about to
pour the gas In, when be stopped her.
II volunteered to aid the lady, who
not seen that Mnry was no longer
there I No longer anywhere In sight 1
He ran at a trouiondoua rule of
speed, such a spurt aa he had never
accomplished In all his university
The pool was muddy and disturbed.
He couldn't see Mury, but there was
long atreak In the muddy edge that
allowed where her foot had slipped.
Ills coat was oft, and he whs In
the pool. Groping, bla hands came In
contact with her dress. Ho put forth
all his strength and rose to the sur
face, dragging Mary with him. .
Now that he held the motionless
girl In his arms, he wondered If this
was the end. He knew, In the same
dim uncertainty, that If It was he
would go mourning all his days for
what had beeu denied him.
He put the girl down on the grass
and atlll In dae of mingled effort
and dream, began to work to restore
her breathing, and as he raised and
lowered her arms kept repeating, "Oil,
my dear, don't die !"
He must have said It aloud, for her
long lashes lifted, the blue eyes looked
straight at him, aud Mury said, "I
won't Do atop and let nie up,
Ned helped her to her feet.
"Oh, I'm so ashamed," breathed
Ned, not yet able to speak, or look
at her for very long at a time, took
her hand and tried to hurry her to
the farmhouse. Though It looked de
serted, Ned thought he could see
signs of life. Mary waa so hampered
by her wet garments, which were
plastered to her with mud, that he
picked her up in his arms, refusing
to listen to her protest. After the
Initial request to be put down, Mury
simply let her head rent on his shoul
der and shook with cold.
At least that was Ned's belief until
he looked down at her face. She was
quivering with laughter.
I cant help It" ahe gasped. "I'm
grateful for your saving my life, and
all that hut I can think of nothing
but how much I want to wipe your
face. It's It's so streaky 1"
Ned put her down and laughed
Ton ought to see what you look like.
Tou look exactly like mud bahy,"
be told her aa he felt In bis pocket
for handkerchief.
Gravely, Ned divided the handker
chief and gravely Mary accepted It
Laughter still trembled about the
corners of her mouth, however, as she
took this opportunity of wringing
some of the water from her garments.
. "Come," Ned commanded, "we cant
stop for that Now then, let'a see
what the farmhouse holds for us."
"I hope It holds Just one womsn,
no matter bow old or fat because
I'm so waterlogged and mud-plastered
I can scarcely lift one foot after the
"I hate to blast your hopes, but I
see approaching us an ancient man
with whiskers. He has the look of
hermit No, cheer op. He's calling
Thoebe, and by all the gods, she's
She was. Thoebe Sayer wai four
teen, bat for all that she kept house
for Uncle Nate, and miser though he
was, he loved I'hoebe.
Now, though he had growled some
thing In his tattered whiskers about
having "passe! of half-drowned
rats" on his clean kitchen floor,
I'hoebe. who had scented excitement
and fallen In love with Mary, ordered
him out to the barn with pair of
clean overalls for Ned. Though It rut
Uncle Nate to the heart she tnsde
him take wltb him shirt and pair
of socks. '
Phoebe was Just fonrteen, little
short. If anything, and hers' were the
only feminine garments In the bouse.
Slowly, and with much hilarity, Mary
was Inducted Into "the longest things
Tve got"
When Ned emerged from the barn
nd brought the car up to the door,
the b!!ndsvwere up and Thoebe wss
throwing the wet garments, whose
dainty fineness she marveled at Into
a washtub near the door. Rhe saw
Ned and called back to the open door,
"Soy, Miss Johnston, your young
man's ready for you."
Ned, wondering how Mary would
take this classification, looked with
Interest at the doorway as Mary
emerged. She was clad In Phoebe's
dark blue dress, one-piece garment
that ended above ber knees. She had
on Phoebe's best black cotton stock
ings, which didn't quite reach those
knees, so Mary had rolled them. She
had tied back her dark hair with a
blue ribbon and she looked like a
charming actress ready to play "Alice
Had Much to Learn
had an expensive car, by the way,
and did so. He poured the gas In
where It belonged, tipped his hat In
answer to her profuse thanks, and
went his way, taking the Jug bsck to
the store man. Can you beat that?
I thought people who owned and drove
cars were supposed to know some
thing about them until told this story,
which Mr. Storekeeper avers la the
gospel truth. Sulem News.
Society' Handicap ,
"I guess we may aa well give up,"
sighed the president of the antlpro
fnne 'society, "What'a the trouble
now?" asked his secretary. "I Just
read they are making more fountain
pens than ever," he explained. Cin
cinnati Fnqulrer.
The way to Invite Trouble Is tr
celebrate Joy too long. Atlanta Coo
(The Kitchen
(lb, lat, by WmIwb Nwiir uiiioo.)
"Ths wis man knows so Isno
rant man baeaua hs has baan one
hWnaalf, but tha Ignorant man cn
hut rwoatui th wlas man bacauaa
be has ntvar bean wis."
There are so many common thlngt
which we serve every day without
thought of the pos
slblllllea of variety
which, will make
them surprisingly
attractive dishes.
Take the ordinary
C o 1 1 a g cheese
which Is so, well
liked when well
seasoned with cream and butter. Add
a few finely minced chives and a half
of green pepper, serve on lettuce
with a dub of good sulud dressing and
one has a snlad.
Sometime prepare the cheese with
rich cream and serve with siiootiftd
of rich preserve like bar le due cur
runts or strawberries or gooseberry
Did you know thut cauliflower wus
especially delightful served uncooked
with bit-of onion and fresh ripe to
mato with salad dressing, aa a salad?
When cocking green peas save the
poils and cook theiu for few minutes
In Just water to simmer, pour oft the
liquor and use that to cook the pens.
The flavor will be more pronounced
and the vltainlne content will be In
creased. Add teaspcnnful of sugur to the
saucepan of peaa If they are not
very sweet; do this when they are
cooking and tho sweet nexs will suem
to be natural.
A teaspoonful of sugar added to al
most any roast or stew will add
flavor, color and make It more attrac
tive) to the taste.
Use grapefruit for the breakfast
table sweetened with spoonful or
two of boney or msple sirup.
Anchovy Toast Trim the crust
from thin slices of bread and cut Into
flnger-slzed piece after toasting and
spreading with butter. Arrange In a
pan for the oven. Drain anchovies
from oil and lay one on each piece of
toast Sprinkle with pepper and
lemon Juice and cook ten minutes In
hot oven.
Tongue and Spinach Salad. Mix
two cupfuls of cooked spinach, one
cupful of diced cold boiled tongue,
one-half of cupful of celery, salt
and cayenne to tnste. Mix with enough
boiled dressing to moisten and pack
Into small molds. Chill, turn out on
lettuce and serve with mayonnaise
Creamed Ham on Toast Take one
cupful of chopiied ham, add It to
cupful of rich white sauce, and when
piping hot serve on softened buttered
toast Nice for supiier or luncheon
dish. Serve wltb a plain lettuce aalad
wltb French dressing.
Currsnt and Raspberry Ice. Mix
together one cupful each of currant
nd raspberry Juice; take one pound
of sugar and one pint of water. Boll
the sugar and water together until It
make sirup. Cool and add the
fruit Juice, then freexe; when partly
frozen stir In the atlllly beaten white
of three eggs.
Food Exhibits at Fairs.
The more people who bring their
food and garden products to the fairs
the more Interest Is
taken and more knowl
edge gained. Thousnnds
of women are annually
disappointed, often dis
couraged and decide
never to bother to enter
contest again, because
of lack of understand
ing of the requirements
of entry and often (though not aa
often aa formerly) because of poor
Judgment In decisions rendered.
Take Jelly for example flavor, con
sistency, color, transparency and gen
eral appearance all must be consid
ered. Score carda are worked out by tho&e
qunllfled by training aa well as by ex
perience, and these should be the cri
terion by which all Judging Is done.
At every fair there should be an ef
fort made to explain the score card
for Judging so that every person who
baa an exhibit may understand why
she did, or did not win.
In places where this method baa
been followed the women strive to
reach the standards set and are more
Intelligent as to what la required. The
following year shows marked Im
provement as well aa greater Interest
In the exhibits. Don't make remarks
for the Judge to hear like this: "That
Is my fruit cake; I have taken the
first prlz every year for three yenrs
with that recipe." Such remarks never
bring the desired results, for If the
Judge Is the right kind of person. It
antagonize rather than Increases her
regnrd for the prize recipe. She will
be fair In her Judgment no matter who
I offended. . We bear, too, women
say: "This Is the kind of Jelly or
bread that I tike," when both prod
nets are poor In color and appear
ance. If Judging, such a person will
give prizes to the food she likes, think
ing It Is the best product Unless we
can cultivate a taste for the standard
Izei and perfect article, or ran keep
our llkea and dislikes In the back
ground, we are unfitted to Judge foods.
Win''' " w
New Guinea Native In Full Ores.
Prapr4 tka National Omrankl
Mar, WhIuhm, P C )
DESl'ITK the steady work of
mlsslonsrle and the creation
of skeleton government organi
sations by Australia and Hol
land, New Guinea (or Papua) con
tinues to be th least known of the
large islands of the world. Murb of
this obscurity la due to six Itself.
New Guinea Is the moat extenslv la
land In th world outside the polar
Th Island la strikingly different
from nearby lands. In coming to
Papua from Malasla It Is th sudden
contrast In the people which makes
the most startling Impression on one's
mind. The Malay, grave, reserved
nd dignified, la aa unlike his New
Gulnean neighbor aa a Chinaman Is
Unlike European. These Islanders
re bappy, boisterous lot until some
little thing offends thvin. when they
t once become sullen and treacherous.
The pure Papuan la very dnrk
brown, usually well built thick-set
man of medium height Occasional In
dividual are seen who are slight
short and who have atrongly marked
Negritos characteristic. These prob
ably represent survivals of th very
earliest human Inhabitant of the re
gion, a were th Negritos In lb Phil
ippine. Out on th Pacific const to
ward th old German territory the
human type Is markedly different
Her In varying degree one meet
people who have characteristic of
other Island groups to th eastward.
for there probably bsv been acci
dental colonltaliona along this shore.
When th Pacific territorial trans
fers ber an during the World wsr,
German New Guinea waa added to
the British possessions In the Ulan. I
and placed under Australian control;
the western half ha for 73 year be
longed to th Netherlands. Thouim
the lalsnd cannot properly be consid
ered a part of the Malay archipelago.
It population being Polynesian and
Negrito, It I often so classed because
part of It Is politically portion of
tli Dutch East Indies.
Interior Almost Unknown.
Great tracts of the more than Msi,
000 squar miles of this enormous It
land hsv not been explored and prac
tically nothing la known about the
great range of mountuln In Its In
terior, ninny of the peak of which
re mor than 12,utKi feet In height
f'lv or six of them dwarf every moun
tain peak In th United States In com
parison. Were the Island Itself set
down on continental United States It
would cover strip of land from the
eastern tip of Massachusetts to Ne
braska and as far southward a the
city of Washington.
Cannibalism exists among th wild
er tribe. They are spirit worshiper
though they are too deficient In men
tal development to hav made their
system of religion it all complex, but
they ir hemmed about by thousands
of superstitions and tuhooa.
Neither the men nor th women of
th Island bother much nl out tailoring
and dressmaking bills. The one dress
of New Guinea woman lust her a
lifetime for It usually consists only
of the tatoolng made upon ber skin
Black and White
If you ar wondering whether to
.i( touch of whit to your black
coat or dress, think twlc and then
reconsider before doing It llluck Is
on 67 th leading color of the sea
son, but tli combination of blurk-and-whit
must b extremely well handled
before It Is smart
Sistin Blue for Frocks
A lovely btue that la charming In
young girls' dresset 1 called sis tine
-4? A
or of series of small scars made In
pattern across her chest and shoul
der. Hut th "curse of rags," which
has spresd through th South Sea
Island with th coming of th whit
man, Is taking hold In New Guinea,
toot and th natlv la now trading
blrda of paradise for tawdry piece of
cotton print
Even In their most primitive stat
th various tribes of native of th
Island lov personal adornment
Some of lb Inlanders pierce th
septa of their nose with sharp
heated bone, and through the hole
thrust flowers, feathers, or bones.
Widows Harshly Trestsd.
The Island etijoya on distinction
not many other large areas of the
earth ran boast great shortage of
women, bene polygamy doe not exist
Even so, the poor widows are made
to Buffer such Indignities because of
the death of their lords that few of
them are able to attract another hus
band Th widow' "weeds" of some
of the tribe are queer little poke bon
nets mad of bsrk, and among other
trthea th benighted must wear sus
pended around their necks by filter
rope coconut shell filled wltb rancid
lard, which I sufficient In Itself to
keep all aspirant at distance.
Th principal commodity which New
Guinea produce I th coconut and
mor than million and half dol
lars worth of copra la ahlpped to th
United State each year. To German
I due th credit for hsvlng discov
ered th many nae of this vsluahl
product and for developing th Indus
try to some extent before UHi But
th real merchant prince who made
the wheels of the Industry go round
wss woman. Half Scotch, half Sa
moan, thla remarkable person, whom
th natives nicknamed "Queen Emma,"
oiened up thousands of acre of coco-,
nut trees and employed thousands of
natives. Recently one of the planta
lions, which she bought for bog of
tobacco, sold for almost g.'I.VMKiO,
Strang Varlsty of Dialects.
Missionaries find big problem In
the complexities of language and
Idiom. Dialects vary not by provinces
or physical divisions, but actually by
village. And the worst of It Is that
words pronounced In exactly the snnvj
way may mean something entirely dif
ferent few miles away. Sometimes
there la variation of one seemingly
Inconsequential letter which reverses
In one case It waa found after tome
years of teaching thai a word used to
designate th Holy Spirit actually
meant, In that locality, sweet pota
toes I
Along the coast the natives hav be
come superficially civilized and
numlier of them hav bocom Chris
tianized. Cannibalism has disap
peared there, but contact with the eco
nomic system of th white has not
been without It evil. Especially has
the Indenturing of the native to work
for several years away from their
homea tended to break up their family
life end to give them habits and point
of view not conducive to happiness
when they return to their old environ
ment Traveling Coat
The woman who delights In travel
will find much satisfaction In smart
tweed cont of brown and cream, wltb
small standing collar of brown vel
vet, A narrow border of th velvet
extend down to th hem.
Ostrich Skin Trimming
Owing to the lack of demand fdr
ostrich feattjers ostriches In South
Africa ar now being killed fur their
skins, which ar used In the making
of funcy (hoe.