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By Emerson Hough "Mississippi Bubble"
There appeared at the crack of
the door the wrinkled visage of the
old serving woman, Threlka. 1
cnew that she would be there in
precisely this way, because there
was every reason in the world why
it should not have been. She scan
ning me closely, then quickly open
ed the door and allowed me to step
inside, vanishing as was her wont.
I heard another step in the half
hidden hallway beyond, but this
was not the step which 1 awaited;
it was that of a man, slow, feeble,
hesitating. I started forward as a
face appeared at the parted cur
tains. A glad cry welcomed me in
turn. A tall, bent form approached
me, and an arm was thrown about
my shoulder. It was my whilom
friend, our ancient, scientist, Yon
Rittenhofen! I did not pause to ask
how he happened to be there. It
was quite natural, since it was
wholly impossible. I made no won
der at the Chinese dog Chow, or the
little Indian maid, who both came,
stnred, and silently vunished. See
ing these, I knew that their strange
protector must also have won
"Ach, Gott! Gesegneter Gott! I
see you again, my friend!" Thus
the old doctor.
"But tell me," I Interrupted,
"where is the mistress of this house,
the Baroness yon Bit/,?"
He looked at me in his mild way.
"You mean my daughter Helena?"
Now at lust. I smiled. His daugh
ter! This at least was too incred
ible. He turned and reached behind
him to a little table. He held up
before my eyes my little blanket
clasp of shell. Then I knew that
this last and most impossible thing
also was true, and that in some
way these two had found each
other! But why? What could he
"Listen now," he began, "and I
shall tell you. I wass In the street
A cough, just a little cough. It itit)
not amount to much. Or, it m»)
amount to everything! Some kec|
coughing until the lung tissues art
seriously injured. Others stop theii
cough with Ayer's Cherry Pectoral
Sold for seventy years. How many
years have you known it?
Ask y°" r doctor about Ayer's Cherry Pec
toral. If he says, '' Take it, '' then take it
Tfh* .100.1. "No. "then don't. ?.C. Ajr.rCo.
Tyler's Style Shop
Cloaks Suits Millinery
THE SMARTEST STYLES IN CLOAKS,
SUITS AND MILLINERY, VERY REA
THE BEST SALE WE'VE HELD YET
THRIFTY housekeepers won't find snob prices again on beautifully
made, light, fluffy comforts and blankets. We shall not take
much space with descriptions. We know these prices will bring you.
$8.50 down Comforts; light, fluffy; sateen covers; clearance, $5.50.
$6.50 down Comforts, covered with French sateen; just four, $3.95.
$5 Comforts; best cotton in French sateen covers; clearance, $3.50.
$4, $4.50 Comforts, some stitched, some tufted; sateen coders, $2.95.
$3.50 Comforts, 72x84 inches, filled with pure white cotton, $2.75.
$2 Comforts for campers or lumbermen; "rough and ready," $1.59.
$1.75 campers' Comforts, $1.39; $1.50 ones, $1.19; $1.25 ones, 98c.
$3.50 cotton Blankets; heavy twill, almost like wool; 3 shades, $2.75.
$2.75 cotton Blankets; heavy twill; white.. A few left.. Now $1.98.
$2.25 cotton Blankets; 12-4 size; heavy twill; gray or tan, $1.95.
$2 cotton Blankets; 11-4 size; tan, gray, white; pair, $1.35.
$1.39 cotton Blankets; 11-4 size; gray or tan; good for sheets, $1.19.
85c cotton Blankets; 10-4 size; gray only clearance price, 59c.
69c cotton Blankets; tan or gray; 46x72 inches; clearance, 49c.
one day. When I walk alone, I do
not much notice. But now, as I
walk, before my eyes on the street,
I see what? This—this, the Tah
Gook! At first, I see nothing.but
it. Then I look up. Before me iss
a woman, young and beautiful.
Ach! what should I do but take her
in my arms!"
"It was she; it was —"
"My daughter! Yess, my daugh
ter. It iss Helena! I haf not seen
her for many years, long, cruel
years. I suppose her dead. Hut
now there we were, standing, look
ing In each other's eyes! We see
there— Ach, Gott, what do we not
see? Yet in spite of all it was*
Helena! But. she shall teU« you.''
He tottered from the room.
I heard his footsteps pass down
the hall. Then softly, almost si
lently, Helena yon Rltz again stood
before me. The light from a side
window fell upon her face. Yes, it
was she! Her face was thinner
now, browner even than was its
wont. Her hair was still faintly
sunburned at its extremities by the
western winds. Yet hers was still
imperishable youth and beauty.
I held out my hands to her. "Ah,"
I cried, "you played me false! You
ran away! By what miracle did you
come through? I confess my de
feat. You beat me by almost half
"But now you have come," said
"Yes, to remind you that you
have friends. You have been here
in secret, all the winter. Mr. Cal
houn did not know you had come.
Why did you not. go to him?"
"1 was waiting for you to come.
Do you not remember our bargain?
Bach day I expected you. In some
way, 1 scarce knew how, the weeks
"And now I find you both here —
you and your fathor —where I would
expect to find neither. Continually
you violate all law of likelihood.
Hut now, you have seen Elisabeth?"
"Yes, I have seen her," she said,
I could think of no word suited
to that moment. I stood only look
lug at her. She would have spoken
but on the instant, raised a hand
as though to demand my silence. 1
heard a loud knock at the door,
peremptory, commanding, as though
the owner came.
"You must go into another room,"
said Helena yon KHz to me hur
"Wno is it? Who It it at the
door?" I asked.
She looked at me calmly. "It is
Sir Richard Pakenham," said she.
"This is his usual hour. I will
Bend hint away. Go now -quick!"
319 21-23 Riverside Avenue 320-22-24 Spregue Avenue
I rapidly passed behind the
screening curtains into the hall,
i even as I heard a heavy foot stum
. biing at the threshold and a some
what husky voice offer some sort of
The happiest women, like nations,
have no history.—George Eliot.
The apartment into which I hur
riedly stepped I found to be a long
and narrow hall, heavily draped. A
door or so made off on the right
hand side, and a closed door also
appeared at the farther end; but
none invited me to enter, and I did
not care to intrude. This situation
did not please me, because 1 must,
perforce hear all that went on In
the rooms which 1 had just left. I
heard the thick voice of a man, ap
parently none the better for wine.
"My dear," it began, "1 —" Some
gesture must have warned him.
"God bless my soul!" he began
again. "Who is here, then? What
"My father is here today," I
heard her clear voice answer, "and,
as you suggest. It might perhaps
"God bless my soul!" he repeat
ed. "Hut, my dear, then, I must go!
Tonight, then! Where is that other
other key? It would never do, yoti
"No, Sir Richard, it would never
do. Go, then!" spoke in a low and
icy voice, hers, not yet. hers.
Hasten!" 1 heard her whisper. "I
think perhaps my father —
Hut it. was my own footsteps they
heard. This was something to which
I could not be a party. Yet, rapidly
as I walked, her visitor was before
me. I caught sight only of his
portly back, as the street door clos
ed behind him. She stood, her back
against the door, her hand spread
out against the wall, as though to
keep me from passing.
I paused and looked at her, held
by the horror in her eyes. She made
no concealment, offered no apolo
gies, and showed no shame. I re
peat that it was only horror and
sadness mingled which I saw upon
".Madam," I began. And again,
"Madam!" and then I turned away.
"You see," she said, sighing.
"Yes, I fear I see; but I wish I
did not. Can I not —may I not be
"No, it is true. There is no mis
"What have you done? Why,
"Did you not always credit me
with being the good friend of Mr.
Pakenham years ago—did not all
the city? Well, then I was not;
but I am, now! I was England's
agent only—until last night. Mon
sieur, you have come too soon, too
late, too late. Ah ,niy God! my
Qod! Last night I gave at last that
consent. He comes now to claim,
to exact, to take—possession —of
me * * * Ah, my God!"
"I can not. of course, understand
you. madam. What Is it? Tell me!"
"For three years England's min
ister besought me to be his, not
Bngland'B property. It. was not
true, what the town thought. It
was not true In the case either of
Yturrio. Intrigue -yes —I loved it.
I intrigued with England and Mex
ico both, because it was in my
nature; but no more than that. No
matter what I once was In Europe,
I was not here —not. as I said, until
last night. Ah, monsieur! Ah. mon
sieur!" Now her hands were beat
"Hut why then? Why then? Whal
do you mean?" I demanded.
"Because no other way sufficed.
All this winter, here, alone, I have
planned and thought about other
means. Nothing would do. There
was but the one way. Now you
see why I did not go to Mr. Cal
houn, why I kept my preseuce here
"Hut you saw Elisabeth?"
"Yes, long ago. My friend, you
have won! You both have won,
and I have lost. She loves you,
and is worthy of you. You are
worthy of each other, yes. I saw
I had lost; and I told you I would
pay my wager. I told you 1 would
give you her—and Oregon! Well,
then, that last was —hard." She
choked. "That was —hard to do."
She almost sobbed. "But 1 have
THE SPOKANE PRESS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 25
—paid! Heart "and soul . . .
and body ... I have . . .
paid! Now, he comes . . . for
. . . the price!" i
"But then —but then!" I expos
tulated. "What does this mean,
that I see here? There was no
need for this. Had you no friends
among us? Why, though it meant
war, I myself tonight would choke
that beast Pakenham with my
"No you will not."
"But did I not hear him say
there was a key—his key—to
"Yes, England once owned that
key. Now, he does. Yes, it is
true. Since yesterday. Now, he
comes . . ."
"But, Madam —ah, how could you
so disappoint my belief in you?"
"Because"—she smiled bitterly
—"in all great causes there are
"But no cause could warrant
"I was Judge of that," was her
response. "I saw her —Elisabeth —
that girl. Then I saw what the
future years meant for me. I tell
you, I vowed with her, that night
when I thought you two were wed
ded. I did more. I vowed myself
to a new and wider world that
night. Now, I haA'e lost it. After
all, seeing I could not now be a
woman and be happy, I —Monsieur
—I pass on to others, after this,
not that torture of life, but that
torturing principle of which wo so
often spoke. Yes, I even as I am;
because by this —this act —this
sacrifice —I can win you for her.
And I can win that wider America
which you have coveted; which
I covet for you—which I covet with
I could do no more than remain
silent, and allow her to explain
what was not in the least appar
ent to me. After a time she went
'Now —now, I say —Pakenham
the minister is sunk in Pakenham
the man. He does as I demand —
because he is a man. He signs
what I demand because I am a
woman. T say, tonight—but, see!"
She hastened now to a little desk
and caught up a folded document
which lay there. This she hand
ed to me, unfolded, and I ran it
over with a hasty glance. It was
a matter of tremendous importance
which lay in those few closely
England's minister offered, over
the signature of England, a com
promise of the whole Oregon de
bate, provided this country would
accept the line of the forty-ninth
degree! That, then, was Paken
ham's price for this key that lay
"This —this is all I have been
able to do with him thus far," she
faltered. "It is not enough. But
I did it for you!"
"Madam, this is more than all
America has been able to do be
fore! This has not been made'
"No, no! It is not enough. But
lonight I shall make him surren-
pa* s3ui n
Everybody visits the
Watch repairing, ring setting
Don't worry, we can fix It.
Dance every night except
Monday. Private lessons
every afternoon, at the Co
is for sale at your grocer's—,
fresh every day. It's the fin
est bread on the market;
guaranteed full weight.
Made Only by the
Phont Max. 1344.
Ask your grocer for Jersey
Milk the next time you want
der all—all north, to the very ice,
ft>r America, for the democracy!
$re, now, I was born to be de
viated, Immolated, after all, as my
iniother was before me. That is
Hate! But I shall make fate pay!
Monsieur! Ah, Monsieur!"
;|3he flung herself to her feet. "I
daTl get it all for you, you and
yours!" she reiterated, holding out
tier hands, the little pink fingers
upturned, as was often her ges
ture. "You shall go to your chief
and tell him that Mr. Polk was
right—that you yourself, who
.taught Helena yon Rltz what life
'is, taught her that after all she
wap a woman—are able, because
she. was a woman, to bring in your
own hands all that country, yes, to
fifty-four forty, or even farther. I
do not know what all can be done.
I only know that a fool will part
with everything for the sake of his
I stood now looking at her, si
lent, trying to fathom the vastness
of what she said, trying to under
stand at all their worth the mo
tives which impelled her. The
largeness of her heart and brain,
yes, that also. Then slowly, I saw
yet more. At last I understood.
What I saw was a horror to my
"Madam," said I to her, at last,
"did you Indeed think me so cheap
as that? Come here!" I led her
to the central apartment and mo
tioned her to a seat.
"Now, then, Madam, much has
been done here, as you say. It is
all that ever can be done. You
shall not see Pakenham tonight,
nor ever again!"
"But think what, that will cost
you!" she broke out. "This is only
part. It should all be yours."
(To be continued.)
January Clearance Sale
In tKe Big' Store
Countless bargains have cropped up since we took inventory of the stock, Kemp
, & Hebert are determined to make a clean sweep of winter garments and all broken
lines of shoes, staple goods, fancy goods, dress goods, silks, etc.
\ To do this we inaugurate the January Clearance Sale —beginning Wednesday and
continuing up to the end of the month.
Men s Up to $25 Suits $15
assortment of blue, gray,
rod, white or black
grounds, in countless pat
terns; our price yp*
Russian Crash—llleached or
brown; i2Vic value; yard...Se)
Nurses' Striped Ginghams—
They'll be 15c or more if cotton
keeps going up; our special
price, now 1
per yard iV^C
Fancy Flannelettes — These
are now worth 15c a yard, but
the special price for 1
this sale is lUC
Fancy Outings—Bo value..sc
85c Seamless Sheets — Full
size, each 03^
20c Pillow Cases—42x:>t» inch,
$1.65 Table Linens—72-inch,
bleached and best patterns, the
double body quality;
per yard $1.12
Dresser Scarfs — 50c value,
$1.50 Couch Covers—Fancy
stripes, each OO^
LACE CURTAINS—A clean up
of all kinds of $2.50 to $10.00
curtains in 1 or 2 pair lots at
HALF PRICE $1.25 to 155.00
061/ Ash St.
Another astonishing snap.
Black and gray suede lisle gloves
In short styles; up to 50c values
in sizes for small women and
misses; to clean 1
up at. pair I\*JC
Hemp &. Hebert
The People's Store
CORPORATION TAX WILL NET
UNCLE Si (25,000,000 YEAR
But It Won't Knock Out
That Treasury Deficit
Which Is Now $56,000,000
—How Corporation Tax
Is Collected. •
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25—The
latest estimate made by the treas
ury department is that about $15,
--000,000 will be derived by July 1,
1910, from the corporation tax.
This will go but a short way
toward meeting the present $56,
--000,000 deficit in the government
revenues from tariff and other
The largest possible revenues
from the first levy of the national
corporation tax as now estimated
by the treasury authorities is $25,
--000,000. of which $10,000,000 at
least will not be paid in until after
midnight. June 30, and will there
fore not be entered in the present
What the treasury deficit at the
end of the fiscal year will be can
only be estimated. The treasury
authorities are hopeful that it may
decrease, owing to better returns
from the new tariff law in the last
three months of the fiscal year,
April, May and June.
The 66 districts of the internal
revenue service have sent out all
their blanks and now have the re-
$1.25 to $1.50 Values! This assortment of waists is
the largest at one special price we have put on sale for
many months. They are " sure daisies at 73£
They come in plain tailored, in Gibson effects, in
narrow or wide plaited effects, neat stripes and checks.
All sizes from :>4 up to 44 are included in this January
Clearance of $1.25 and $1.50 waists at,
$15 Suits or Coats $6.73
$20 Suits or Coats $9.73
I These Two Bargains alone should be enough to crowd
J our second floor with an eager throng of women buyers.
! There are better suits and coats in these varieties than
\ ever we sold at so low prices.
j Plain, colored and fancy worsteds, cheviots, serges,
; panamaa and broadcloth in the suits; and in the coats
) are worsteds, cheviots, broadcloths and kerseys. Black
; also in both lines.
The styles are as up to-date ns can be had now: the range of sizes run from misses of 16 up to
women's of l.' bust. The last suit or coat in this lot should be gone by the tf»C 70 --J fQ
month cut! at these clearance prices of <pv.l»> eUMI stJ.U
75c Vests and Pants 39c
Women's warm undergarment in a clean-up of a lot of different
wool and fleeced cotton kinds. Most every size In vests or pants
In the lot; they must go in this clearance sale at, each it»4*
Wool Vests and Pants—A clean-up of up to $150 odd Hues In
cream or natural grey; all women's sizes «3«>
Light Fleeced Union Buits—Women's 65c garments at 48*>
Children's Warm Underwear—A great clearance of several broken
lots In both union suits and separate garments; the suits in fleeced
cotton and the vests and pants in wool; cream or grey; 65c, 75c
and 85c values; all sizes la the lot; /g
at only, each O^C
turns pretty well In. The taxes are
assessed by the Internal revenue
commissioner on these returns, and
they are then redistributed to the
various collection districts for col
lection. It was found that instead
of 150,000 corporations In the
Cnited States, as estimated origin
ally by the treasury, there are over
400,000. But perhaps one-third or
one-half of that number will be
found to have gone out of exist
ence or to be nontaxable on ac
count of lack of a net income,
which only Is taxable under the
Four kinds of blanks are coming
in, as returns of four kinds of cor
porations, namely, mercantile, mis
cellaneous, banks and other finan
cial corporations, and insurance
companies. Each of the corpora
tions must make sworn returns
through the proper officials which
report their gross income from all
sources, all deductions as well as
depreciation of plant, for the calen
dar year January to December in
clusive, 1900, dividends. fixed
charges, also stock issued and
bonded or other indebtedness. Evi
dence thus furnished is secret and
may not be used except for collect
ing the government revenue from
If concealment is made of prop
erty and the commissioner of inter
nal revenue has cause to believe
that any corporation is making
Corner Main and Washington
TKe Best Suit Bargain
of tKe Season
Only 50 suits in this lot. Nineteen
of them are $25.00 and thirty worth
$22.50. Many of them are "College
Finest imported suitings are used in
these garments; styles are the very
niftiest; sizes for young fellows and
for men of all regular sizes. While
we have them, get these extra fine
suits at the January tf* "l
clearance price of
MEN'S $15.00 SUITS, $9.85
All wool cassimere 'and good wearing dark
worsted; all sizes up to 42; the best lot of
suits ever shown at 90-8"*
Men's $18.00 Suits, $11.85
Suits of excellent value that fit correctly and
hold the shape; most every size in good vari
ety of patterns; January Clearance Sale
BOYS' LONG PANTS SUITS
Neat and good woolens and worsteds in nice
ly made school and every day suits for youths
of 14 to 19; former prices $6.00. $7.50 up to
$12.00; now in three lots at 54.75. f0.35
MEN'S $3.50 PANTS, $2.65
Over three hundred in the lot; many of
them worth more than $3.50; all sizes; medium
weight; dark colors; choice at $2.ti5
MEN'S UP TO $5.00 PANTS, $3.35
Good dress pants of desirable patterns; hun
dreds to choose from; all sizes; choice 93.35
wrong returns or concealing prop
erty, he Is empowered under fa*
law to make examination af las
books of the company, or an nta>
Ination of any other kind he MAT
choose to develop the facts. A cor
poration's official is liable for per
jury If he knowingly swears to
false returns of Income.
So far, the returns to the treas
ury have not Indicated Improper re
turns, but nevertheless some Inves
tigations will be made In instance*
where the corporations themselves
prefer the government to make
sure that returns are not being
made In the proper way. The cir
cuit and district courts of tho
United States have jurisdiction to
compel teh production of books and
'to summon witnesses.
If you have to use two pairs of
glasses, or If you wear the okt
style bi focal (double focus) glass
es, you should investigate the new
"Kryptok" Invisible bi focal. You
can't see where the edges are
joined; it looks like one solid
lense it does not worry you. Is
easiest on the eyes, and gives a
much better appearance. Let us
show them to you.
EYE 3 EXAMINED FREE.
STANDARD OPTICAL C4k
703 BXTXSSXDB AT«., aTPOKAi**,
WASH TBI., MAM SJ46
$1.00 and $1.25
Just about everything in
tlie way of fancy silks that
are left after the season's
run of business.
Beautiful taffetas, mes
salines and jaequard
weaves in dress and waist
silks; every dark and light
color represented in the
Plaids in all sizes and .
colors, checks and stripes
in small pin effects and up
to the bolder larger pat
terns, also novelty designs
in great variety. Added to
the fancy silks are a num
ber of pieces of plain col
Choice of any silk in this va
riety in any length you desire;
all $1.00 to $1.25 val-
ues at, per yard \JC
50c fancy covers in tapestry
effects; a small lot to close
I Nechwear 9c
) Just to close out Innumerable
little lots ot 25c. 35c and 48c col
-1 lars. stocks, ties, bows, Jabots,
! etc., we will throw out one ol
> the most attractive varieties
| ever put iuto a cut prioe sal*.
. We would advise early picking
'in these fancy collars, etc., at
! the clearance 9c