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About The Ione independent. (Ione, Or.) 1916-19?? | View Entire Issue (Dec. 20, 1929)
by Ethel Hueston
Coprrlsht, r floblt Mtrrtll (X
$TORY FROM THE START
In the usually quiet home ol
Rev. Mr. Tolllver of Red Thrush,
Iowa, hit motberleee dauthtera,
Helen, Miriam and Ellen "Oln
ter Ella" sra busy "Brooming"
their slater Marjory (or partici
pation Id th "beauty pageant
that evening. With Eddy Jack
son, prosperous young (armsr,
har escort, Marjory leavea (or
tha anticipated triumph. Over,
work has aBsctsd Mr. Tolllver's
eyee to tha point of tbraatanad
blindness. Ginger has triad In
many wayi to add to tha (amlly'a
ilender Income, but she U aot
CHAPTER II Continued ,
la oer a rma were rosea, heape of
rotes, soft-petaled tad fragrant. Mar
jory's fict wai flushed, her eyes wert
twtD atari, ber red Up tremulous with
beer delight. Eddy Jackson bora
trophies of ber conquest, a great lot-
log cup, piece of silk tad lace, shim
mer silver, golden chains. But Id ber
own band Marjory beld a small purple
boi that bore tha prize, fifty dollars
"It wst unanimous, she stam
mered, with thy pride.
The two evlldoera shore, rapt,
speechless and spellbound, bad forgot
ten their mischief aa they crept to the
stairs, oolselesa, without breathing,
bearing every word sharing every
heartbeat, softly, softly, down the top
step, the next and the next, nearer
nd nearer, trreslstlbl drawn by the
currents of Joy that (urged through
the shabby parsonage,
Helen kissed ber sitter rapturously.
and Horace Langley, flinging peda
gogical dignity to She winds, clasped
oer In a boisterous embrace.
"This Is my sister Helen and Pro
fessor Langley, ffelen, this Is every
body," Marjory introduced, almost In
coherently. "Where are the girls?
"Angels," cried Eddy Jackson, gat
ing suddenly op to the curve of the
circular staircase, "Or are the god
desses coming down from Olympus to
gaze upon, and envy, Beauty r He
pointed dramatically to the stairs
where Ginger Ella, with Miriam fast
on ber heels, crouched In quivering ex
citement, the wedding gown forgotten,
forgotten, too, the veiling curtain, the
canvas gloves, the Sappy mules.
"Ginger run I cried Miriam, In
But Ginger, trapped, was not one
to fly before confusion. 8he proceeded
calmly down the stairs, even strut'
ting a Httle.
"1 dldnt hurt It a bit, Helen,- she
reassured ber sister. "It's oh. Just
"Why. It's little Cinderella Just got
a fall from ber pumpkin," chortled
Eddy Jackson, and a ukulele caught
Its cue and whined into tha wedding
But Ginger turned away from them,
scornfully, a bit too scornfully, for one
of the flapping mules, too large for
ber, slid from ber slender foot Gin
ger, as she felt It slipping. In sudden
consternation, hesitated for the barest
fraction of a second. It was too long
Eddy Jackson saw and seized It, and
ran to kneel mockingly at ber nnallp
"Cinderella, the prince returns your
In the midst of their merry laugh
ter, the ukulele's sudden hush silenced
"8ee here, somebody ought to Intro
duce me," protested the player, plain
tively. "Too forget I'm a stranger
I wasnt even Invited." His eyes wan
dered to the bottom step of the circu
lar staircase where Miriam sat Just
as she bad dropped In that first shock
ing moment, still, rapt and breathless
"Oh, I forgot," apologized Eddy
Jackson. "Everybody's supposed to
know everybody Is Bed Thrush. This
la our old friend Tub Andrews. He
went to school with us when be was
a kid, but they moved to Detroit, and
now he's come back to belp run the
First National bank. Janitor, aren't
"Asslstunt Janitor," said Tub An
drews pleasantly. "But next week
they are going to promote me to
stuuip-llcker. Pleased to meet you."
He dropped down on the step beside
Miriam. "Why didn't yon go Into
the beauty pageant and give your sis
ter a run for ber complexion?"
"ir Miriam was shocked . wltb
amazement "She I"
"Sure, 1 was ons of the Judges.
Tour sister bad It easy, the way It
was. But If you bad been against
her well me rm one gcntlemsn
"Don't what?" Miriam followed the
Jovial young banker wllo some dim
culty, but wltb interest.
"Prefer "em." He Indicated the
golden Marjory wltb a light wave of
his ukulele. "They freckle on the
nose, and peel on the neck, and go
dark In streaks their batr does. I'm
a blonde myself. 1 know all about 'em."
"I'm going to turn yon all out now,"
called Marjory, wltb a smile that took
the sting from her light dismissal. "I
want to go upstairs and see my father,
and all my sisters have to come along.
You've been perfectly marvelous to
me Eddy, you're an jugol
"I know It" he agreed, briskly.
With much laughter, many light sal
lies, a hundred gay wauls, tbe happy
group dispersed slowly,
"I'll come and take yoo for a ride
tomorrow," said Tub Andrews to
Miriam. "If you have not objection
"I bavenX 1 Uke them."
"I dont I only drive them, About
And then, breathlessly, with Ginger
still In the forbidden gown and the
ridiculous curtain, the four girls ran
upstairs Into their father's room and
flung themselves upon bis bed, where
be sat erect, waiting, knowing they
She Proceeded Calmly Down trie
Stairs, Even Strutting a Little,
would come to him. Marjory dropped
on ber knees beside the bed, and
buried ber bright face In bis shoulders,
laughing, wltb tears In tbe laughter.
"Father I got It It was unan
imous." "I had a sort of a vague Idea maybe
yon got It" be said, teaslngly, but
with tender warmth, transferring ber
from bis shoulder to the curve of his
arm, where be held ber closely. "It
Just seemed to me there eouldnt pos
sibly be such a racket without some
prise to show for It"
"Father, give me your band.
Into the outstretched palm she
pressed five small round pieces, gold,
fifty dollars In all, and curled his
Angers tightly upon the treasure.
"On, my dear" be begnn protest-
"Father, dont say a word. Why,
Providence put on that beauty pageant
to give us the money for yoo to go
to Chicago again. Oh, father, wo
knew yon were Just putting It off be
cause yon couldn't afford It I And
now yon can. For your eyes, darling."
Tbe silence that followed was so
slight as to be hareiy noticeable, and
his voice was only slightly busky as
be said :
"You're a nice girl, Marjory. And
you are quite right the eyes need
care, and I hadn't the money. II Is
a Joy to take It from you one of my
girls. You're more tran good looking,
Marjory, you're Just plain nice. You're
all nice. I wlsb they'd offer four
prizes the next time the proceeds
would run tbe parsonage for a year.
"Ginger, do run up and change your
dress. Mr. Andrews la coming to take
me for a ride, and the very sight of
you would disgrace the parsonage.
lie Is in tbe bank, you know."
"Mister who?" demanded Ginger.
"Mr. Andrews. Too know the
young man who came wltb tbe crowd
"To uke wbo out driving?"
"Me. At least be didn't mention
Ginger squared about In her chair.
drew tbe rumpled smock carefully
shout her, crossed one knee over the
other, planting a deliberate elbow on
the topmost one snd dropped sn
amazed face In ber palm, storing at J
Flavor of First Wife'.
A mlddle-tged spinster married a
widower, who bad lost his first wife
after a marriage of 15 years.
The spinster, who lived for years
wltb her aged mother, was brought
up In the spirit of Immaculate house
keeping. An old-foshloned tinuse
keeper, the mother excelled In, cook
ing and her daughter kept fairly well
In ber footsteps. '
Tet, despite her efforts and her skill
In cullnury arts, the new bride never
succeeded In quite satisfying her bus
"It's fine, Sadie," he told her often,
but there Is Just something amis
My poor Mary could give the food a
llavor I never find anywhere else. I
don't know Just how she did It."
Then came a any when uousecleuu
"Ton dont mean Miriam, you cer
talnly do not mean I mtiat ehao
lutely have misunderstood you you
could not possibly Intend to tut Imam
that that Andrews creature, called
Tub, as 1 remember, who twanged that
godleaa ukulele for three hours with
out stopping is coming to take you
out alone In a car for for senti
mental purpoacs? Tub Andrews I Fa
ther, yon will enjoy him. lie con
verses to the squeal of a ukulele.
Disgusting, father, simply disgusting."
"They used to live here, father, and
then moved to Detroit lie went
through college, and now be has a
position In the First National bank.
The president Mr. Mills, la his uncle."
"Simply disgusting," reiterated Gin
ger. In bis heart Mr. Tolllver was In
clined to agree with ber. lie had
found life very pleasant In the old
days, with the Interest of every
daughter centered exclusively In the
parsonage con tinea, the five of tbem as
one mind and spirit But now, what
with Helen and Horace, Marjory and
a townful of admirers, and now
Miriam and this new young man wttb
the ukulele, his sigh rivaled Ginger's
There was still the strained, high
tension In his bandaged eyes, still tbe
vague sensation of a firm band cir
cling bis brow. It teemed a shameful
thing to him. In bis gentle orthodoxy,
that be should cbafs at the tem
porary restriction upon him. He had
so much, was denied so little. Even
Paul bad suffered his thorn In tbe
flesh. His great yearning for restora
tion was almost unchristian, certainly
unscrtpturaL Hs bad said that to
Ginger a few weeks before.
"Tea." she bad agreed pleasantly,
"but awfully human. "
Particularly, be desired recovery
before tbe formal dedication of the
new church. It was a great accom
plishment for Red Thrush. H
wanted to look Into tbe glad facet of
his members on that day. he wanted
them to see the grateful Joy In bit
It la bard for a blinded face to tntrroi
the heart's emotions. He sometimes
felt that he would be willing to ac
cept blindness for months for a yeat
even at another time, tf only on that
day be could meet tils people face to
face, bis eyes reading their eyes, and
all reflecting their gratitude for tha
realisation of their hopes.
In many ways, bis misfortune bad
come at a critical time for the min
ister. The building of a new church,
designing of a new parsonage, dls
posal of the old property, all entailed
a great deal of careful figuring. It
waa bard to figure finances through j
the eyes of committees, and boards, i
and daughters. Approximately two
thousand dollars was still unpledged
on the church debt It had been hli j
dream that on the Sabbath of tha j
dedication, bis people, of tbelr own
free will, should make op that amount I
calling the church s free church, con-1
secreted to the service of Red Thrush 1
without encumbrance. He sighed a j
Tbe day of rest In a parsonage,
affords scant leisure for sisterly re
criminations, tnd Ginger waa forced
to forego ber plan to subject Miriam !
to a hitter grilling on the subject of I
sentiment In general. By nine-thirty,
the girls were on band for Sunday
school, leaving their father tbe entire
boose for a half hour of allent medi
tation tnd prayer. In the Interval
white the classes were reassembling
for dismissal Miriam ran across to j
walk with blm the ahort distance ta
the church, where be usually con
ducted a brief review of the lesson. j
Sunday school wai followed by tha j
formal' morning worship, where, as j
there waa no pew aystem In Red ,
Thrush, the girls sot where they liked
with their especial friends. From t
corner far back on the right tide,
Ginger's heart went out tenderly, as
It did every Sunday morning, to ber
father. She used to say the pulpit
waa becoming to blm. Against tha
dark wood, he seemed very tall, very
pale, almost radiant His voice seemed
gentler, yet somehow more Incisively
penetrating, since his blindness.
"Poor dear," she thought compas
sionately, for she followed the ser
mon but Intermittently, and usually
consecrated Ihe hour to ber own
thoughts, "I dare say If the heathen
are right, and we really do reincar
nate In this world, I was fathers'
mother the last time. I feel like a
mother to blm now, he's sucb a lamb."
Sunday afternoon In the parsonage
was given up to quiet recreation.
Helen went out with Horace. Mar
Jory, too, went out with anyone who
asked her, strolling, driving, or call
ing, sometimes with Miriam In the
party, sometimes not Ginger usually
retired to her ettlc studio.
(TO BS CONTINUED)
Cocking Found at Last
Ing kept Sudle on her toes all day. In
a rush to have everything clean and
In order by (he time her hubby ar
rived, the forgot to look after the
meal. When she remembered. It was
too late. There was a burned meal.
Ashumedly she watched her husband
tnite Ilia food. But how surprised
was the, when be exclaimed :
"Now, Sadie, that's really fine. It
has that delightful flavor which dis
tinguished Mary's cooking," Phila
delphia Public Ledger.
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Amsterdam Is cut by cunuls Into 00
Flutter a mnn If you want him to
bavs Implicit faith In your Judgment
) m I , achieve, ttn. mar , , -w,;r. ulM
Rare Books From Chonl
(Prepared be the Nutans! flertsrephta
Society, Waihmsloa. U C
THE monastery and village of
Chonl near the Tibetan bonier
of China, which waa recently
tha scene of a massacre hy
Moslem soldiers, was sn outstanding
type of tbe Lams communities that
dot western China and Tibet.
The site of Chonl Is In the south
western part of Kansu Province.
Though It waa the capital of the do
main of the prince of Chonl. It was
merely a village of 4i0 families, ap
proximately 2,1X10 Inhabitants, The
natives of this region are of Tibetan
origin; In fact there are few real
Chinese In the neighborhood. The vll
Inge was by far the best situated spot
In Kantu Province, and the prime's
territory was the choicest bit of land
Nowhere else In Kansu are there such
forests, snd the scenery Is unsur
The vllluge probably changed but
little during the all centuries of Its
existence. The Tso river, which flows
a third of a mile Mow the south gate
furnished the water for the town anf
the lamasery. Women carried the wa
ter In wooden buckets to the town
and the poorer monks conveyed It the
additional Ms) feet to the lamasery.
Little of this water was nsed for
cleansing purposes. The monks, there
fore, reeked of rancid butter snd
grease, and their skin wnt hluck from
tbe accumulated filth of years. Kvrn
lama officials do not hatha, although
their faces apear washed. Their
priestly garments of red Lhasa rlotn
are on washable; and slm-e few of
them have more than one garment, the
clothing Is saturated with odors so
strong that It Is difficult to expel the
scent from s room after even a short
visit by a small group of In inns
Monastery Is Extensive.
Chonl monastery or what remains
of It It surrounded by t wall of loess
(l peculiar lt-Hislt of loam) pierced
hy a large stone gate looking south
Upon the gate Is the Inscription: (1.1
Ssu Chan Ting Hsu ( Ileum cd hy lin
perlal Command Temple of Abstract
Tranquillity). A memorial atone ol
ITM records that the tablet for the
monastery waa written by ICmeror
King Hal himself In 1710 as a favor
to Cbih Lien, a Chonl priest who
paid blm a visit After his return In
Chonl, Chlh Lien Is Bald to have con
tributed m fuels of silver a great
turn at that time toward the build
ing of templet and chaining hulls In
the monastery. Within the watts are
172 buildings, not Including 10 large
and small chanting bulla.
During the reign of Yung l Ihe
monastery boused 8.vs) monks, but
recently only 7u0 have readied there.
Of the 10 chanting halls In Chonl
two are fairly large. Tbe one tnosf
frequently used faces a square In n lid h
the lama dances are performed and
the butter festival Is celebrated. This
hall Is flunked hy three other build
The largest chanting hull, a struc
ture probably iMO years old. It Im
mediately hack of the first. It can
accommodate about 4K monks. The
roof Is supported hy Ml In rue pillars
of wood Inrqucred red. The main Idol
In thin hall Is WutalHbnn. or Chnnihy
sng, the God of Learning (the ('bluett
Wen Shen, God of Literature).
On festive duya this hull was beau
tifully decorated with brocades. From
the celling were sim'iiled long cere
monlal umbrellas, and the pillars were
sheathed In magnificent hnnd-wover,
carpets, the gift of the Mongol king
of the Ala Shun. The ball was opened
only on ieclul occasions, such ns the
Feast of Lights, when the monks as
tembled at night to chant the classics
Complete Set of Tibetan Classics
A building to the left of the main
chanting hall contained a large or
tugonul prayer cylinder of wood, with
doors. Within It was kept a complete
set of the Kandjtir nud Tundjur, the
chief Tibetan classics, the funnel
Comprising 103 volumes, the Inter
the commentary ' volumes. To the
cylinder were attached slender bars
with carved figures, by menus of whleh
tiie w heel co ltd he set In motion. With
one revolull n the devotee said the
contents of the HI? volutin Indeed
B quick way of saying prayers.
Priceless jossessloiis of Chnnl hint
esery were printing bloeks of both
tbe Kundjur nnr? the Tandjur. A num
ber of other lamaseries, such as Merge
and Itadja, have blocks of the Kand
Jur, but rarely of the Tandjur. In
fuel, Chonl Is said to have been the
only monastery outside LIiiihu poKness
In the Library sf Congrats.
Ing the Tandjur blocks, and Ihe claim
Is made that the books printed here
are without mistakes, the best edltloq
The printing blocks of both classics
were more than MO years old. It
took sixteen yean to carve the blocks
of the Tuudjiir alone. ' The Clioiil
Prince suggested movable type, but
the lamas refused to entertain the
Idea, It took 43 monks three months
to print the Kandjur and nonrly alx
months to print tht Tandjur. This
does not Include the lime consumed
In preparing Ihe paper for the printers.
The paper used la bought at Kung
chang, In eastern Kansu, It days tils
taut from Chonl. It Is very thin, and
the monks panted eight sheets to
gether to make one for the book.
When 817 volumes are printed, one
ran surmise the time and labor ajwiit.
The Library of Congress In Wash
Ington, D. C obtained t complete set
of tht two classics from the Chonl
lamasery. Theae were packed In VI
boxes and sent by caravan seven tl)S
to Lanchow; thence by parcel post to
Shanghai. I'nfortunstsly, they arrived
at Slanfu Just before Ihe gates of
that city closed There they remained
through the whole siege of ihe town.
They did reach Shanghai, however,
after being more than a year on the
Great ceremonies, conducted regu
larly each year In Chonl lamnaery,
were few. There wat a dance on the
131' of the first moon; the butter
festlvnl wnt celebrated on the nth,
tnd another dance wat performed on
the I Oth. The Sunning of the lliiddht
took place In tbe spring, on the Soth
day of tbe sixth moon fell lha Old
Dance, Cliumngyon-wa, probably the
moat Interesting of all the ceremonies.
There Is s dance on the 21th of the
Ullh utiMin, fjlhmed on tbe 2.tb by
the Feast rf Lights, whleh commem
orates Ihe ascension of Tsongkapa,
with yet another dance on the 'JOlh
day. Kvery third year, on the 10th of
the first moon. Hie Chonl Iniuas cele
brate the Insinuation of a new presld
Ing priest by a peculiar festival kuowu
aa l.a Chon Clinker,
The time between ceremonies was
occupied by tbe monks In chanting on
certain days, hut otherwise mainly
in loafing. In case of Illness of
wealthy believers, the lamas were
asked to chant tbe clusslcs, believed
to have a salubrious effect. The
charge for oienlug tbe largest chant
ing hall was laels of silver (M).
To exiedlte the reading of these vol
uminous works. Am) assembled lamnt
divided the pugi-s and each read por
tion of the text a rather disconnected
method, hut apparently It matters lit
tle If the beginning, middle, and end
are read at the same time. It was thus
possible to read Ihe 103 volumes of
the KubdJur In a day.
Congregation "Fed Up"
on Ten Virgins' Sermons
It Is still customary In rural dis
tricts In Scotland for Ihe minister
to preach s scries of sermons around
one Scripture text. The parable of the
Ten Virgins had been selected by an
old minister for t series of ten ter
nions. In whleh he took one virgin
at a time.
Many of the church folks were heart'
Hy tired of the subject at the and
of a week or two, but It was left to
the beadle to'lell the minister the
Asked by the good mnn aa he was
disrobing him In the vestry one eve
ning how he was enjoying "my an
alysis of the characters of the vir
gins," the beiiille replied brusquely ;
"Ihe Hilr congregation's fair scun-
nert wl' them, sir They imiun he a
lot o' lough sulci innlils hy this time I"
The father waa vwy illHatmoliit..
v illi Ills boy's progress mi I, and
be end of tha term had brought a
rather bnd report from the bend-
"Look here, Tommy, you'll have to
buck hp!" snld the father. Tl,..r.
must be an alteration!"
"Well, Dud," said tho hov. "enn't
there lie an alteration In the school?"
What do you mean?" asked id,.
Why, It's Ilka this." exhhilnen
Tommy. "1 bad un awful lime f it
Inst term-iireirt there anv schnnls
which advertise 'eusy terms' J"
COMMON hli! cotJl often "settle"
in thtoat snd chest where tltry my
become dangeroui. Don't lakt a
thane at tha tint anillla rub on
Children's Muftctoloimc every hour
for flee houri.
Chililrrn'a Muaterole li Juit good old
Muitcrole, yvu have known io lung, in
Working like the trained" maueur, tnlt
famoul blend of oil of muitii J. camphor,
Snenthol and other ingredients biinga
relief natutally. It penetrstea and itimu
litca blood circulation, help! to duw out
'nffction and pain.
. Keep full strength Miiettrole on hanil,
for aJulia and tha milder Children's
JVlutterolt fur little tots. All diugguu,
IS-reara aucrrea ,
- - ..... . nwiia, inn
loloa troubles by the Dv. C J. Dcaa
rxnvMilCUHAI. Mtkna' eat.
I'M AM g M Pll r MINI.
WETAiV COUM CLINIC
Needee) a Menial Stroke
"la Illll absent-minded r
"lie certainly la. It nearly coat blm
his Ufa one time."
"How waa that?"
"He fell overboard and forgot be
knew how to swim."
Cats, Burns, Bruises
Balsam of Myrrh
ail Sealeie ere eatkerlie te feteee ew
let tke Nret settle II set Ml tee.
''lie must hate Jural"
"Why do yon think to?"
"He llwayt tunes out when that's
all he's getting snd declares he'd rath,
er listen to bis wife than It"
Horatio Ah, sweetest Miranda, I
would lay the world at your feet, but
for one thing.
Miranda And what Is that?
Ilorntlo Some other people are as
Ing It, dear.
There are three trying periods In a
woman's life: when the girl matures
to womanhood, when woman
lives birth to her first child, whan a
woman reaches middle age. At
these times Lydia E. rinkham't
VetNitahla Comnounrl tudna ta ra
store normal health and vigor.
Beauty aad Inlarasl
"What Impressed you as the most
beautiful and Intereatlng buildings
along your motor Journey?"
Without hesitation Mr. Chuirirlns re
sponded: "The gas-filling stations."
Tun la a lluuld meaanre for merle In
general use, but now obsolete. A tun
of ale was 21(1 gallons.
Millions now use Iluss nail nine.
Makes clot lies snowy white. Gut the
A survey of what kind of radio pro-
grama prison Inmates refer Indicates
that they like news reports boat, old-
time songs next and Jar.t musle third.
More than half the time when a
woman tells a secret tome man It tf
he boi torn of it.
Tske iiatvbi's Btargbf J
-W-tonlght- Veatl be -nt I
and fine" by morning J
tongue clear, beaaaebearona, I
appetite bark, bowels aetiiw
pisaaantty, billons attack forgotten. ,
For constipation, too, Settee than ,
any mora laxative, '
Al "i u !,(,-!, 2 le, , Unit (ftsesrtleaifM
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