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1908. by ,lbe
1907. 19C8. by
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SYNOPSIS OF PRECEDING CHAP
CHAPTER I. Jacke Orde, lumber
man, has his drive of logs held up by
a dam built by an irascible mill owner.
CHAPTER II Orde declares war on
'Reed, the mill owner.
CH'APTER III. A stranger named
iNewifiark joins Orde's river crew.
: CHAPTERS IV., V.. VI. The drive
i goes down river, having many adven-
turesr and Orde Invades a gambling
'.house at Redding and outwits the
CHAPTERS VII.. VIII. Newmark
suggests to Orde that they found a log
F THINK I'll go see Jane Hubbard
J D this evening." Orde remarked to
i : I bis mother as he arose from the
; 1 table.
. Every Sunday Jane Hubbard offered
:fto all who came a "Sunday night
lunch," and the refreshments were
(served by the guests themselves.
Orde found about the usual crowd
(gathered. Jane herself, tall, deliberate
;in movement and in speech, k'ndly
and thoughtful, talked in a corner
! with Ernest Colburn, who was Just
.out of college and who worked in a
bank. Orde. standing in the doorway,
looked upon quite the usual thing,
only he missed the Incubus.' Search
ing the room with his eyes, he at
length discovered that incoherent, des
iccated, but persistent youth vis-a-vis
with a stranger. Orde made out the
white of her gown in the shadows, the
willowy outline of her small and slen
der figure and the gracious forward
bend of her head.
"So you're back at last, are you,
Jack?" drawled Jane In her lazy, good
natured way. "Come and meet Miss
Bishop. Carroll, I want to present Mr.
Orde bowed ceremoniously. The girl
Inclined gracefully her small head
with the glossy hair. The Incubus,
his sallow face twisted in a wry
smile, held to the edge of his chair
with characteristic pertinacity.
! "Well, Walter," Orde addressed him
genially, "are you having a good
nis choir was planted squarely to
exclude all others. Orde surveyed the
situation with good humor.
"Going to keep the other fellow front
getting a chance, I see."
Orde bent over and. with great ease;
lifted Incubus, chair and all. and set
him facing Mignoune Smith aud the
"Here. Mignonne." said he. "I've
brought you another assistant."
He returned to the lamp to find the
girl, her dark eyes alight with amuse
ment watching him intently.
"Walter 13 a very bright man in his
own line," said Orde. swinging for
ward a chair, "but he mustn't be al
lowed any monopolies."
"How do you know I want him. fo
Do Two Things at Once
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summarily removed"" the girl asked
"Wfl." argued Orde. "I got him to
sav all be ever says to any girl. Tes,
Indeed!' so you couldn't have any more
conversation from him. Besides, I
want to talk to you myself."
"Do you always get what you want?"
inquired the girl.
"Any one can get anything he wants
if only he wants it bad enough," he
"Some people," she amended. "How
ever, I forgive you. I will even flat
ter you by saying I am glad you came.
You look to have reached the age of
discretion. I venture to say that these
boys' idea of a lively evening is to
throw bread about the table."
Orde flushed a little. The last time
he had supped at Jane Hubbard's that
was exactly what they did do.
"They are young, of course," he said,
"and you and I are very old and wise."
"Xow. tell mc, what do you do?"
"What do I do?" asked Orde. puz
zled. "Yes. Everybody does something
out west here."
"I'm a river driver just now."
"X river driver?" she repeated.
"Why, I've just been hearing a great
deal about you from Mrs. Baggs."
"Oh!" said Orde. "Then you know
what a drunken, swearing, worthless
lot of toughs we are. don't you?"
"There is noil's Half Mile." she re
"Oh, yes," said Orde bitterly, "there's
Hell's Half Mile! Whose fault is that?
My riverraen's my boys? Look here!
I suppose you couldn't understand it if
you tried a month. But suppose you
were working out in the woods nine
months of the year. Suppose you slept
in rough blankets on the ground or in
bunks, ate rough food, never saw a
woman or a book, undertook work to
scare your city men up a tree, risked
your life a dozen times a week in a
tangle of logs, with the big river roar
ing behind just waiting to swallow
you; saw nothing but woods and river,
were cold and hungry and wet and so
tired you couldn't wiggle. And then
suppose you hit town, where there
were all the tliiDgs you hadn't had,
and the first thing you struck was
noil's Half Mile. Say, you've seen wa
ter behind a jam. haven't you? Water
power's a good thing in a mill course,
where it has wheels to turn, but be
hind a jam it just rips things. Oh,
w list's the use talking? A girl doesn't
know what it means. She couldn't un
derstand." "I think I begin to understand a lit
tle," said she softly. "But they are a
heartless class in spite of all their
courage, aren't they?"
"Heartless!" exploded Orde. "There's
no kinder lot of men on earth. There
Isn't a man on that river who doesn't
chip in five or ten dollars when a man
Is hurt or killed, and that means three
or four days' hard work for him. And
he may not know or like the injured
man at all. Why"
"What's all the excitement?" drawl
ed Jane nubbard behind them. "Can't
you make it a to be continued in our
next? We're most starved."
"Yes, Indeed!" chimed the Incubus.
The company trooped out to the din
ing room, where the table, spread with
all the good things, awaited them.
To Orde's relief no one threw any
bread, although the whole hearted fun
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grew boisterous enough before the
close of the meal.
Is spite of her half scornful refer
ences to "bread throwing" Miss Bishop
joined with evident pleasure in the
After the meal was finished Orde,
with determination, made his way to
Miss Bishop's side. She turned to
the piano, struck a few chords, and
then, her long hands wandering idly
and softly up and down the keys, she
smijed at them over her shoulder.
Song followed song, at first quickly,
then at longer intervals. The girl still
sat at the piano, her head thrown
back idly, her bands wandering softly
In and out of melodies and modula-
The mocking had gone from her eye
tions. Orde finally saw only the shim
mer of her white figure and the white
outline of her head and throat. At
last her hands fell in her lap. She sat
looking straight ahead of her.
Orde came to her.
"That was a wonderfully beautiful
thing." said he. "What was it?"
She turned to him. and he saw that
the mocking had gone from her eyes
and mouth, leaving them quite simple,
like a child's.
He hesitated and stammered awk
wardly. "It was so still and soothing
it made me think of the river some
times about dtisk. What was It?"
"It wasn't anything. I was impro
vising." "You made it up yourself?"
"It was myself, I suppose. I love
to build myself a garden and wander
on until I lose myself in it. I'm glad
there was a river In the garden a nice,
still, twilight river."
At this moment the outside door
opened to admit Mr. and Mrs. Hub
bard, who had. according to their usual
Sunday custom, been spending the
evening with a neighbor. The com
pany began to break up.
Orde pushed his broad shoulders In
to screen Carroll Bishop from the oth
ers. "Are you staying here?" he asked.
"I'm visiting Jaue."
"Are you going to be here long?"
was Orde's next question.
"About a month."
"I am comiug to see you," announced
Orde. "Good night."
He took her hand, dropped it aDd
followed the others into the hall, leav
ing her standing by the lamp. She
watched him until the outer door had
closed behind him. Jane Hubbard, re
turning after a moment from the hall,
found her at the piano again, her bead
slightly one side, playing with painful
and accurate exactness a simple one
Reaching his home, Orde walked
confidently to the narrow stairs and
ascended them. Subconsciously he
avoided the creaklug step, but outside
his mother's door he stopped, arrested
by a greeting from within.
"That you. Jack?" queried Grandma
For answer Orde entered. He made
out the great square bed and divined
the tiny figure of bis mother.
"Mother," said he abruptly, "I've
met the girl I want for my wife."
Grandma Orde sat up in bed.
"Who is she?" she demanded.
"ner name is Carroll Bishop." said
Orde. "and she's visiting Jane Hub
bard." "Yes. but who Is she?" Insisted
Grandma Orde. "Where is she from?"
Orde stared at her In the dim light
"Why, mother, blest ff I know that!"
THE next evening on reaching
home Orde found that New
mark had preceded him by some
After supper Orde led the way up
two flights of narrow stairs to his
"Well," said he, "I've made up my
mind today to go In with you. It may
not work out, but It's a good chance.
I don't know who you are nor how
much of a business man you are, but
I'll risk it."
"I'm putting in $20,000," pointed out
"And I'm putting in my everlasting
reputation," said Orde. "If we tell
these fellows that we'll get out their
logs for them and then don't do it I'll
be dead around here."
Newmark pursued the subject. "I've
no objection to telling you about my
self. New York born and bred; expe
rience with Cooper & Dunne, brokers,
eight years. Money from a legacy.
Parents dead. No relatives to speak
Orde nodded gravely.
"Now," said Newmark, "have you
had time to do any figuring?"
"Well," replied Orde, "I have a rough
idea." He produced a bundle of scrib
bled papers from his coat pocket. "I
take Daly as a sample, because I've
been with his outfit. It costs him to
run and deliver his logs 100 miles about
$2 a thousand feet. He's the only big
manuxacturer -up nere. I suppose it
costs the other nine firms from two to
two and a half a thousand."
Newmark Jotted down figures.
"Do these men all Conduct separate
drives?" he Inquired.
"All but Proctor and old Helnzman,
They pool In together."
"Now," went on Newmark, "if wc
were to drive the whole river, how
could we improve on that?"
'ln tlje first .Place we wouldn't need
life - 2
fife?- , J&V$&0?$:&.
'Nor would I if I could dissolve the melancholy
That makes her so adorable my lady of the holly!
so many men. I could run the river
on 300 easr enough. That saves wages
and grub on 200 right there. And, of
course, a few improvements on the
river would save time, which In our
case would mean money. We would
not need so many separate cook outfits
and all that. Then, too. If we agreed
to sort and deliver we'd have to build
sorting booms down at Monrovia."
"Suppose we had all that. What,
for example, do you reckon you could
bring Daly's logs down for?"
Orde fell Into deep thought
"I suppose somewhere about a dol
lar," he announced at last. He looked
up a trifle startled. "Why." he cried,
"that looks like big money! A hun
dred per cent!"
"Hold ou," said he. "I don't know
anything about this business, but I
can see a few things. In the first
place, close figuring will probably add
a few cents to that dollar. Ami then
all our improvements will be valueless
after we've got through using them.
You said yesterday they'd probably
stand us ia STo.OOO. Even at a dollar
profit we'd have to drive 75.000.000 be
fore we got a cent back. And. of
course, we've got to agree to drive for
a little less than they could them
selves." "That's so," agreed Orde, crestfallen.
"noweyer." said Newmark briskly
as he arose, "there's good money in it.
as you say. Now. how soon can you
"By the middle o'f the week."
"That's good. Then we'll go into
this matter of expense thoroughly and
establish our schedule of rates to sub
mit to the different firms. "
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THE MOTHER OF
THE TEDDY BEARS.
Copyright. 1909, by American Press Association.
NCE upon a, time not so many
years ago either there sat in
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