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About The Ione independent. (Ione, Or.) 1916-19?? | View Entire Issue (March 2, 1928)
TORY FROM THE 8TART
Handsome, fastidious and
wealthy fount 81 Croix Crelgh
ton awaits hla aweetheart at
their tryatlng place. Bha la lata,
thia ordinary llttla Pennsylvania
Dutch girl, aleelr Schwenckton.
Daaplta bar seeming Innocanca
and Ignorance, aha auoceeda In
keeping htm at distance, to
hla chagrin. Meeir, In tha
8chwenckton home, whara aha la
boarding, la altogathar unlike
tha girl who maata St Croix
clandestinely. 8ha la tha taachar
In tha neighborhood school, of
which Marvin Crelghton, St
Croix' brothar, la superintendent.
Meely learna that Marvin waa to
have married hla soueln, a titled
English lady, but, believing aba
waa attracted by tha Crelghton
wealth, had refuted tha alliance.
It la tha rumor that St. Croix la
to take Marvin's place and marry
tha English girl. St. Croix' jeal
ousy Is aroused by Meely'a report
of an aged auitor for her hand.
Tha girl cleverly decora hint Into
admitting ha has no Intention of
marrying her. Marvin vlalta
achool In hla official capacity aa
superintendent and discovers
how shockingly little Meely
knows about achool teaching. Mr.
Schwenckton, coming home from
town, plcka op a stranger, and
finding hla watch gone, demands
tha atranger get out and turn
over hla watch.
CHAPTER IV Continued
Tve been held op on tha road and
robbed!" he announced, his voice
weak with fatigue. "May I im jour
phone to report to the police?"
A (tunned (Hence on the part of the
four occuranta of the kitchen met this
statement and request Meely staring
with wide-open eves, her band pressed
to her fnst-beating heart ; Nettle's
face faint first red, then pale; Mr.
Schwenckton trembling and pallid;
8 usle unmoved.
But It was 8usle who broke their
stupid silence. "Bo you see, Sam, he
ain't still runnfa'!
A little hysterical squeal of laugh
ter from Meely brought the young
man's eyes around to where she stood
by the table clad In a kimono, her
hair down her back tn braid. 8he
was glad she wss not dressed nor
mally, for In her tailored school suit
with her hair done up around her
held, she was so transformed from
the country bumpkin of ber voile
frock trimmed with artificial flowers
nd streaming ribbons that the ex
treme contrast would have betrayed
ber hopelessly as masquerader.
For the man leaning exhausted
against the kitchen door was 81
"Bow did you get here so soonr
quavered Mr. Schwenckton, too ab
sorbed In his own quandary to see
the flash of startled recognition with
which his visitor's eyes met Meely'a.
She hid succeeded, at an Instant's no
tice, in assuming the look of bovine
dullness which bad so effectually dis
guised ber ever since she hsd known
"Am I Is this Sam Schwenckton's
formr exclaimed the amazed young
man. "I'd no Idea where I was, the
road's so pitch dark 1 I've been grop
ing my way for a half hour to find
house where I could telephone. That,"
pointing to the lamp, "waa the first
light I saw In Ore miles t"
"No, not five not more'n two," Mr,
Schwenckton's shaking voice correct
"How do you know? Is this Mr.
Schwenckton V asked 8L Croix, for
the farmer, without his coat and hat
and necktie, did not suggest to him
bis automobile companion of an hour
"It Is," Mr. Schwenckton heavily ad
mitted. "And you, now that I see you
In the light, I rekonlze as the younger
Mr. Crelghton! XI, yl, yl, yll"
Tea, I am In mess I" responded
St Croix, Interpreting the farmer's
exclamation as sn expression of sym
pathy for his plight. "May I use
"If It's only your watch yoo want
It ain't no need to phone. Ilere It la I"
Mr. Schwenckton, with shamed, avert
ed face, held It out to Its owner.
St Croix, amazed, took It "Ton
caught the thief? But bow? Do tell
me I I never was more taken In 1 lie
seemed the most harmless, kindly old
This time It wss Nettle who gave
little hysterical aqueal which
' brought the young man's eyes, for an
Instunt, to her rosy, eager face,
7 J "Meely I" Mr. Schwenckton sp
' pealed, "you tell him how It was I
Me, I couldn't get the words together
; for to explain such a bewilderment 1"
Meely was appalled. The Kcbwenck
tons were accustomed to hear her speak
good English ; St Croix had of course
never heurd her talk anything but the
IVmixylvunla Dutch dialect 1
"Nettle," she murmured, "yoo tell
Nellie, shy, but all too willing to
bold the young god's attention upon
W r m
herself, eagerly assumed the task of
explaining her poor father's unfortu
nate mistake and before she was halt
through her narrative, they were all
laughing except Susie; and even she
was feebly smiling.
"What gets me pupplexed," said Mr.
Schwenckton amaxedly, "la that me
and yoo, Mr, Crelghton, neighbors
since you waa born a'ready, though
Ave miles apart and not seeing each
other often (I ain't really laid eyes
on you since you was college boy,
except to pass each other In our cars)
but that ns we could ride together
near eight miles yet and not rekonlze
"I'd have known yon In your farm
clothes, I suppose, but"
He did not explain how unnatural
and unlike himself the farmer looked
"I've Been Held Up on the Road and
Robbed," He Announced, His Voice
Wsak With Fatigue.
to blm in bis "store suit" with a col
lar and necktie on.
"It's a good thing we're neighbors
that know each other or tbla here
thing mightn't look so funny, but wery
serious!" Mr. Schwenckton gravely
"I didn't know," St Croix said sud
denly, when Mr. Schwenckton's abject
apologies bad been accepted, "that
yoo had three daughters, Mr.
Schwenckton ; I thought yoo hsd only
thought right I got only two."
"Oh." St Croix nodded, "then this
young lady isn't your daughter?" Ills
nod Indicated Nettie, but as she snd
Meely were standing together, Mr.
Schwenckton misunderstood him.
"No, she's only a distant cousin,
come to school to teach here."
Teach? Why, she looks too young I
Too csn't tell, these days, can yoo,
bow old girls arer
Meely realized that bis look of
amazement almost of consternation,
was not at all for Nettle's youth ss
a teacher, but for the awful Kngllsh
with which the children of the dis
trict must be Instructed!
Nettle was delighted that no one
but herself, as she supposed, per
ceived bis mistake, for It was won
derful to have Mr. 8t Croix Crelgh
ton think ber old enough snd "smart"
enough to be a school tescher I Thank
ful she was Indeed that Meely didn't
speak in and claim the honor.
It was obvious to Meely that St
Croix waa even more concerned than
she was that neither be nor she
should by look or word reveal to this
family tha relation In which they
Mr. 8chwenckton offered, now, to
get out bis car again and take Mr.
Crelghton home, but the young man
In Splendor, Venice
In Venice of the Sixteenth century
luxury and splendor surpassed all
bounds; never before at any time nor
In any city were religious ceremonies,
victories, the conclusion of peace, the
visits of foreigners, or the marriages
of Illustrious persons, celebrated with
greater pomp snd magnlfleencv. Those
In the occupations of cloth makers
and drapers reaped huge fortunes, for
on nearly every gala occasion miles of
rich new fabric were used snd visi
tors to the city were rendered speech
less by the matchless spectacle.
There was a great rivalry among the
nobles to see who could appear in the
processions In the most expensive robe
of gold and velvet while the richness
and the hangings from bulcony and
protested that If they would allow hlra
to telephone home, one of the Beech
lands chauffeurs would be here In a
short time with a runabout
While he whs telephoning, Mr,
Schwenckton ordered Nettle to make
some strong hot coffee and got out
some doughnuts and pie, '
Hut what, Meely wondered, would
St Croix think of the teacher's being
naked to do this Instead of the daugh
ter of the house? She considered
swiftly what would be her best course
to avert suspicion on both sides. To
get across the kitchen to the stairway
and run up to her room? Mr.
Schwencken would be bound to stop
her and Insist that she stay snd have
coffea and doughnuts with them, and
If he spoke to her at all, St Croix
would notice bow differently ha ad
dressed her and Nettle. To remain
here, however, was more certain to In
vite exposure. And yet she was
afraid to go away for fear of what
might come out In her absence.
Nettle, as she bustled about making
coffee and setting out cups snd sau
cers, saw, with keen chagrin, how Mr.
Crelghton's eyes kept turning toward
Meely and never in her direction. And
the expression on hla face furtive,
hungry, Infatuated I Was this. Nettle
wondered, a case of love on sight?
She was greatly puisled, for In her
opinion Meely "looked a mess" In that
sloppy kimono and with a "plait"
down her back.
As Mr. Crelghton bung up tha re
ceiver, there waa a quick movement
In the room Meely making for tha
"Ach, Meely" began Mr. Schwenck
ton. "(Kd night," she Interrupted, rush
ing up the steps before he could stop
her but not before she caught In St
Croix eyes the evidence of the con
flict in his mind a passionate protest
against her going, mingled with a fear
of ber presence.
Upstairs In her own room, while she
prepared for bed, she bad the exciting
suspense of wondering whether they
were talking about ber; whether St
Croix had noticed ths kimono she had
on, a Japanese embroidered silk thing
that a county school teacher would
hardly own It ahe were what she
should be! Tee, this kimono could
be a "give-away."
"Well, when this sort of thing could
happen It was evident that she could
not much longer keep np ber farce.
She must bring things to a climax as
soon as possible; beguile 8t Croix to
lay bis cards on the table; force bis
hand for a show-down.
The sound of the cabinet organ In
the parlor below ber bedroom, and
Nettle's shrill voice singing. Interrupt
ed her thoughts. Nettle wss invari
ably called upon by ber father to en
tertain "company" with her musical
accomplishments of organ and voice,
and of course such distinguished com
pany as Mr. St Croix Crelghton
would hsve to be favored. Through
Nettle's lungs and fingers the entire
family found their one and only ar
At breakfast next morning Meely
warily watched the faces around the
table for Signs of newly awakened
suspicions of herself. But she found
nothing unusual tn the demeanor of
Nettie chattered excitedly about the
elegance and "swellneas" of Mr.
Crelghton's stylish clothes, bis won
derful white bands, the wsy be said
his words "He says "hofr for balfl
It sounds awful pretty and genteel
that way I And, ach, the manners he's
got I The wsy be held my chair for
me to set I Say I" It beggared words.
"But I always ssy," ber father
spoke In, "that I don't think so much
of manners morals Is so much mora
"Gimme manners I" Nettle defiantly
affirmed ber choice,
"Morals and manners," said Meely,
"can go band In hand they're not
mutually exclusive I"
Meely bad often noticed that ber
use of a word of mora than two syl
lables Invariably awed the family into
a prolonged silence.
She broke the present lull by broach
ing a subject to Mr. Schwenckton that
was weighing on ber mind, "llow
often do county superintendents visit
a school, Mr. Schwenckton T
"Ach, about once In so often."
Yes, but bow often r
"Not so wery often. Now and then."
"But I mean," Meely patiently ex
plained, "how far apart are "now and
"Well, pretty far apart Too see,
he's got too many to wlslt to come
often. And the schools Is spread over
so much area that It takes np time to
go to and from."
(TO 01 CONTINUED.)
- X'IX'XIXIIII1 - II
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ft 1 Beef Kidney, Creole
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a cupful of worm cooked rice, add
plenty of butter and add to the vege
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