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About The Ione independent. (Ione, Or.) 1916-19?? | View Entire Issue (Dec. 27, 1929)
At i ur, a
TORY FROM THE START
la the usually quiet horn ot
Rev. air. Tolllver of Kcd Thruih,
Iowa, hit motherless daughters,
Helen, Miriam and Ellen "Gin
ger Ella" r busy "groomm"
their alatar Marjory for partici
pation In thai "beauty pageant"
that evening. With Eddy .lack
eon, proaparoua young farmer,
her raoort, aUrtory leaves for
the anticipated triumph. Over
work haa affected Mr. Tolllvar'a
eyea to tha point of threatened
blindness. Ginger haa tried In
many waya to add to tha family 'e
lender income, hut aha la not
discouraged, Marjory wlna the
beauty prise, 150.00. She glvae
tha money to her father aa part
of tha expenea nereeaary for the
treatment of hie ayaa by Chicago
CHAPTER III Continued
Thli on small section of tb buns
from the very beginning of their rest
dence, wag Ginger's own. It wag dlffl
cult of approach, for there were no
stglrg leading to It, and sole arlmls
Ion was by means ot wabbly old
ladder of six round, which, carefully
balanced against the wall at the end
of tha opper hall, led to the trepdoot
which opened upward Into the attic
Ginger loved the attic moat of all for
Its Inaccessibility. The trapdoor,
which swung on a hinged lock and had
to be poshed upward with one hand,
was do obstacle, but an adled charm
In her eyes. On the attic tide of the
door, she bad, with her own bo ml,
driven a big staple, added another hook,
and when she went thither on matter
of any special moment, she looked It
furtively behind her.
Tha studio was ber sncred retreat,
nd on this particular Sunday after
noon she bad definite motive In re
tirement, for she sought the guldnnce
of the Muse. Ginger bad made a
find. Eddy Jackson bad brought to
the parsonage, as a Saturday gift
from his mother, a jar of preserved
peaches wrapped In an old page of the
IS'ew Tork World. Helen had crura
pled tt light); Into the wuse basket,
where the sharp eye of Ginger Ella
bad espied It, whence her greedy fin
gers had rescued IL And from It she
learned, to her delight, that the New
Tort World would pay five dollar
eacb tot the Bright Sayings of Cull
One of Ginger's great grievances In
life was the tendency of her slaters
to recall, snd repeat, smart sayings
of ber own oone-too-remot childhood
Bocb repetition reduced her to sbject
end helpless fury. But she noted
that tbe auditor slways laughed, am
pie proof of the presence of humor
Ehe cast about In her memory for the
most amusing of these psendn langb
producers, snd ana hie to discover
merit by her own lodgment, the bit
opon the one that bad produced the
greatest gales of merriment. Merely
rhanglng names and relationships
from her own snd Helen's to that ot
I mother snd daughter, she wrote:
"Mrs, Ingraham spent an entire
afternoon assisting a neighbor to cut
oat and Ot a gown, and when the gar
meat was entirely finished, she wished
to make payment for the time con
lumed. "Oh, no,' said Mrs. Ingraham
pleasantly, '1 shall not take a cent
for It I did It entirely out of friend
hip,' Tbe neighbor was Insistent, hnl
Mr. Ingraham remained firm, and
would not take the money. At last
he turned to Alice, Mr Ingra hum's
mall daughter standing near snd
said, 'Alice, tell me, bow can I make
your mother take this five dollars
which she has fully earned? Alice
considered moment, and then an
oounced gravely. 'You might give It
to me, and she will borrow it'
Ginger wrote, corrected, and copied
then she read It, dls asteful'y "It t s
dumb thing." she thought frnwningly
But the memory of unfailing laughter
encouraged her, and she folded It
neatly, tucked tt Into an envelope, and
addressed It In t firm large hand
At sis o'clock, the girls cum to
gether In the kllchen where they bar
rledly set out light supper. In unlet
to be at church again at seven for the
meeting of the Ep worth league. Mr.
Tolllver did not attend this, as It was
g sendee especially calculnted to en
courage and train the younger mum
berg of the congregation In active par
tlclpatlon, and he Inclined to the belle)
that they took part with more free
im In his absence.
On Monday afternoon, at one
O'clock, tbe anxious llitle family gntb
ered In the living room to suy good-by
to Mr, Tolllver and Mlrimn sinning
for Chicago. Such tremendous Issues
were Involved In this small Journey
Perhaps be would return without the
bated glassea. perhaps the rteut tired
eyes would see once more the love
that shone In theirs l'erhiis the
dreaded operutlon would be dei-lured
Inevitable. Perhaps things would lust
drag on and on, month after month, a
they bad dragged In the past.
They went out to the veranda
Miriam leading tha wti) with the light
bag. Her futher reached for It. atrug
gled with her playfully for fjoeseaalon
of It She tucked her hand Into hi
arm, looking buck. The girls smiled
at her, she smiled in return. Theli
miles were snd, I heir father could
not see t tie smiles Their young-eyes
yearned will) pit In Thett father
could not see the yearning He waved
hand nt thetn In bilthe farewell.
"lie got (1 girls. Klit-u dn I lei any
Copyrbjht, tiy rtobhe Merrill Oe.
body else go man-mad while I am
"You must mean Miss Jenkins. She
la the only one left."
Light words they were, and gay
voleee, for their father heard.
But Mlsa Jenkins, unaccountably,
without a word, detached herself from
the cluster ot girls and ran up to him.
She threw both arms about his shoul
ders, and kissed him on both cheeka
"Be careful, oh. be careful,' she
an Id. and her face worked with emo
In the dramatic silence which fol
lowed this unexpected outburst, Ml
riatu's light hand led ber father away
"Why my dear" gasped Helen
"Oh. the poor, brave, dear, afflicted
soul," wept Miss Jenkins "Going
away like that with Just that help
less young girl to look after him. I
shouldn't have permitted It I should
have (one myself.1
"Ob. Miriam Is very capable. 8he
haa always gone before. She will take
care of him."
But Miss Jenkins, still weeping,
without word, pulled away from her
Glngai Wrote. Corrected, and Copied
Then Shs Read It Distastefully.
"It's a Dumb Thing." -
and hurried down the flagstone path
toward ber own home.
Ginger's eyes were stormlly reflec
tive, "11 m," she muttered. "H'tnl
Man-mad. The darn thing's catching."
Later that afternoon. Eddy Jackson,
calling by telephone, got Ginger on
"Have yon anyone there who would
like a Utile heaulngr be Inquired
"Marjory would like It, 1 suppose,
but I'm here to see that she doesn't
"No. she has gone to Chicago with
father. Helen has gone driving, and
for dinner, with the mathematical
quire, and wont oe home until late.
Margies here. I'm here, and It yon
want to bold hands we can gel Mis
"I don't But I have chap here
men I met In Chicago a long time sgo
pretty olee fellow lives In New
Tork Just back from rwo years
tour of tbe world snd all points east
I tbought perhups Marjory might take
hltn on for the evening, but since
Miriam Is sway, you would have to
Even over the telephone Eddy could
feel the sudden avarice In Ginger's
voice, the covetous glitter of ber
bright eyes, the guile In her flying
thought Sew York Chicago around
"Why. Eddy of course! I'd love to.
Marjory will adore It me, too. Ton
know I always enjoy ton, Eddy, you've
got so much sense."
"We'll hreet In about eight, then."
Ginger (lew up the stnlrs. "Margie,
Margie," she called. "Quick put on
Marjory's calm was maddening. Rhe
was manicuring her pink nulls. She
looked up evenly, looked down, con
tinned to polish.
eta- r ' i w 'jw i
Ancient Property Laws
The oldest Greek stntute now ex
tant, governing the disposition of
"real" property, comes from the I
land of Crete. This Is the law of the
city of Gortyns, dating from perhaps
II. C 4H This Inscription, the larg
est existing fragment of any Greek
law, came to light leas than fifty years
ago; for the stones on which It was
chiseled had been hurled for 2,(Mt
vear or more and Its discovery made
s sensation In the learned world. It
was shout thirty feet long In Jt's brig
inal form; the broken pieces lire now
scattered In several museums.
These laws show Hint more than
2.KH years aito wonien in this Cretenn
city could own property. Moreover,
"The dress the drvael He Is from
New Tork, and Kddy Jackson Is
bringing bltn to to look at you.
Around the world, my dear, two years
of It and that takee money I He's
used to people dressing up for dlnnet
very single night I dure say he'll
wear an evening gown himself I
mean dress suit TU put on Helen's
Alice-blue organdie. It Just fits me."
Marjory considered. The mere Joy
ot dressing was point In favor,
"Well, I dont know. I dare say It
would be all right Lota of folks do
dress for dinner."
"Oh, darling, bow good of you. m
do all the work. We'll be having
after-dlnnir coffee by the Boor lamp.
"But we haven't tbe right cups
"We're going to borrow tbe gold set
out of Helen's hope cheet The set
the Gleaners gave her for Christmas.
"If we break one of those gold
"We wobX And if that dumb-bell
of an Kddy Jackson gives as sway
HI HI Hurry, darting, snd put en
the dress. Til fit thing downstair.
Ginger sped away to don ber sis
tor's organdie before she carefully re
moved the frail golden dishes from
smong the wedding treasure In bet
sister's chest, and carried them gin
gerly down the stairs.
When, some sixty minutes later,
Eddy Jackson appeared In the opee
doorway with his customary blithe,
"Hello, everybody," t ravishing vision
presented Itself. Marjory, lovely
laughing, sat among the cushions In
tbe wide conch by the floor lamp, with
a delicate cup poised between bet
white dngera. At her side, with the
shining array ot tbe golden coffee
set on a small table cloee at her band,
was Ginger In bine organdie,
"Come In," she called brightly. "W
are having our coffee slowly, so you
can Join na"
"Coffee Oh, Indeed. I see." Eddy's
voice wss enigmatical, but rallying
with visible effort, he proceeded to
Introduce bis friend. Alexander Mur
dock, a genuinely romantic figure, al
though neither garbed In conven
tional dress suit nor shining coat ot
mali. He waa very tail, with great
ease ot manner and complete aelf-poe
session, with sleek dark hair, and dark
bright eyes, and a thin brown face.
Ginger could have danced with Joy.
She poured the coffee with fingers
that trembled Just little, casting dis
creet proprietary glance at Marjory
to make sure that she remained viv
idly alert and Interested, and frowning
terribly at Eddy Jacksoo on the side.
Eddy studied tbe delicate line of bis
small cup with significant fasctna-'
tlon, balanced tbe small ssucer pre
cariously on his large band, and emp
tied the cup In two large draught,
requesting more, and again more.
Alexander Mur lock, on tbe other
hand, as became t genuinely romantic
figure, handled bis with an ease.
finish, bo u of long and steady custom.
Ginger flashed triumph at her sister
"Too seer her expression proclslmed.
"Just ss I told yon I Am I so dumbr
"Msrjory snd I have not been abroad
yet Mr. Murdock," she said. In
tone whlcb Implied that tbelr depar
ture was a mere matter of days. "It
must be very fascinating."
"Father went on a tour of the Holy
land," volunteered Marjory, "before
we were born."
"For myself," continues Ginger,
pausing for light touch of ber lips
to the rim of tbe golden cup, for sbe
sbborred black coffee, "1 should not
care so mucb to do the Holy land. I
want to go to Paris snd tee Mom
ma rt re, snd tbe boulevards, and tha
Follies, they don't have things Ilka
that In the Holy land. How long are
yon to be In Bed Thrush, Mr. Mur
"Oh, some weeks. I fancy." He said
"fancy." In the Middle West, "I
think" nai "I dare say" are quite com
mon, while "I guest" and "I reckon"
are not altogether unknown. "1
fancy" I an affects Mol In any but a
"Do let me All your cup," sbe
"Too see," continued the low, slow
voice, "I took on a Job today, and
shall go to work tomorrow."
Ginger leaned forward. She did not
breathe. Oh, If he could but be presi
dent of the bank where the Tubby In
dividual aspired to licking stomp
"What what profession "
The D and R. Too know, thi
Utile Orange and Black chain grocery
store on the corner of Mnln and
TO BE CONTINUED)
Protected the Weaker
the law provided that husband could
not sell or mortgage his wife's prop
erty, nor could son dispose of hit
molher's property. If a mother dies,
says this ancient aluhile on property,
snd leaves children, the father has
power over her property, but he can
not sell It or mortgage It unless the
children consent, when they come of
ago. Moreover, If the fat her marries
another woman after the flrst wife's
death, the children of the first wife
shall have power over their mother's
property. Penalties are provided for
the violation of any ot these pre
Patriotism may be mere ImLIt
lie had gone Into the library to put
the thing up to her fat Iter and aha
,ws anxiously nulling on the trout
"Well," said the suitor when be re
turned, "he asked ma how I was fixed
and 1 told him I bad W.Otil) In tht
And what did he suy to Unit r
"Ue borrowed It"
A young woman attorney was nhout
to argue her first case. On that morn
Ing she washed her hands five or sll
times, Her mother said:
"Don't be nervous, Marie."
"I'm not nervous, mother, but these
Judges have so much to say about
coming Into court with clean hands.
HARD TO FIND
Willie thiiltly, wUI you buy me an
Father What In the world do you
want with an X ray machine!
Willie To find "X" In my algebra I
"We'll start a brand new aorernmente
Tut tha plan that lurke
In every time ot discontent
And yet It never worka.
Fran tha Bach Seat
"1 wish you would uult driving from
the bsck seat" exclaimed sir. Chug
"All right," sighed the patient wire
"But after that remark, don't expect
me to smile sweetly and give sym
pathy when a trnlllc cop get you."
Mr. Juhha (In a graveyard) All
these people burled bere had theli
troubles In life. Jane
Mrs. Jahhs Oh, not all of thetn
II of them weren't married, John.
WHAT SHE LOOKED FOB
Williams "Sli boosts tltut she'
not the kind of w.imnn who's always
looking for the latest wrinkle In
clothes." Thompson "True enough
she attends sll her time looking for
the latest wrinkle In her face."
True greaineaa bide the smaller fry
lie aatlan4 to win
A corner where they can "eland by"
And humbly "listen In."
Willie My mother govs to Europe
Mary Where does your daddy go)
Willie To the post olflct and the
No Chance to Relaa
Mr, Bowser I'm sorry, but It's Im
possible for we to give you three
weeks' vacation at the present time
ftook keeper Then, perhnps, yoe
could give me a little advance pay so
that I can send my wife nwity. I must
have tome rest.
"1 recommend a vegetable diet for
"Hut doc. I like meut Nothing
strong about vegetables."
Face and Reverse
Mrs, Plalitmug-ls my gown cut to.
low In the back? I chn Just teel thin
those men behind us are Jusl starlit,
Her Husband Aw, turn around antt
show 'em your face and they'll quit
- Reception Day
"Mr. Preslilent, ' honored" li
"Thank you. sir."
"I have no advice to offer you
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