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Telephone Main 25.
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Specials'
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Friday and Saturday
ass? 'r-
We nave just received a big lot of Oranges
and Bananas which we'purchased at a very low
price so we will be able.to sell tbam at the very
4 W.price quoted below
Fine Bananas, regular 30c, per dozen",rf.. 15c
Navel Oranges, count 200,176,150,126,96
80 to the case, per peck
We have on hand 5 dozen" cans of Baking
Powder, regular 30c,vper can...: 15c
Slalis, not very clean, per poundj. .2c
DriedjPeas, regular Semper pofbd ....3c
Onions, bnlyVfew bushels on hand, regular
40c, per peck. .25c
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We are still giving 5 per cent on coupon bookr
FOR CASH, and have sold over 600 books in a liti^e
over'4 months. $
BARGAIN DAYS FOR CASH30NLY
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Phone Main 208 1st Ave. IS. E.
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of
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heavy
weigbtt/4,.g4l-~ ,Wl"
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"Garland" Flour is milled right herein- Watertown
from the very .best S. D. No. 1 hard. Every care is
taken in the different processes to make the flour abso
lutely pure.
The latest machinery is used, and "Garland" ^ia. th$
product of the most modern milling methods. fl,
It'will pay yos to use "Garland" because it is the
best. ^Garland" makes the best bread and id a boon to
the particular housewife. Just try it.
As^JFoiir Grocer ior tfGarland.'? He has It.
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Change ih nmi
IWinter Schedule
Weot Bonnd J85,1'aseenger.v186 East Bound
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B:*5 p. m. arr. Watertown anv9:06 u.
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THE TAILOR
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Fir?.n!SW5S?V
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Fighting
Chance/
By ROBERT W. CHAMBERS.
copyriehti V0Mr tin Onrtte PaUUtliis
Ooapaoy.
CopyrUtht, 1006, by Robert W. Chambers.
[ooktwosolI
"SncB" fndulience was once fashion
able. Moderation Is the ^present fash
Ion. Perhaps he will fall Into line,"
said Mrs. Ferrall thoughtfully. "The
main thing Is to keep him among peo
ple, not to drop him. The gregarious
may be shamed, bat if anything, any
Incident happens to drive- him outside
.by himself, if he should become soli
tary, there's 4iot a chance in the world
o£-him. It's a pity. I khSwhe meant
to make himself .- .the exception to tne
rule—and-look!- Already one carouse
of his has landed him In the dally pa
pers!"
Sylvia flushed and looked up.»VGrace,
may I ask you a question?"
"Yes, child,"'she answered absently.
"Has it occurred* to you that what.
yon have said about this boy touches
me yery closely?" ,.
Mrs. FerraU's wita returned nim.bly
from woolgathering, and she sbot a
startled, Inquiring glance at the girl
beside her.
"You—you mean the matter of hered
ity, Sylvia?"
"Yes. I think my uncle,' Major Bei
wother, chose you as bis august mouth
piece, for that little sermon"*on the dan
gers of heredity—the danger of being
ignorant concerning what women of
my race had done—before I 'came into
the world they found so amusing."
"I told you several things," returned
Mrs. Ferrall composedly. "Your uncle
thought it best for you to know." "^r*
•!Yes. There' was, If I understood
you. enough of divorce, of general in
discretion and irregularity to seriously
complicate any family tree and coat of
arms I might care to claim"— Sif
''"Sylvia!",
The -girl lifted her pretty bare shout,
dors. "I'm sorry, but could I help it?
Very well all I can do is to prove a
decent exception. Very well I'm do
ing it am I not—practically scared into
the first solidly suitable mairlage. of
fered, seizing the unfortunate How
ard with both hands for fear he'd- get
«way and leave, me alone with only a
queer family record for company?
Very well!' Now, then I want, to ask
yon why everybody in my case didn't
go about with a sanctimonious face
and a dolorous mien repeating: 'Her
grandmother eloped! Her-mother ran
away! Poor .child she's doomed,
doomed!'" -i,'
"Sylvia, I"—
"Yes why didn't they? That'B the
way they talk :About. that boy -out
there." She swept a rounded arm to
ward the veranda.
"Yes, but he has already broken
loose, while you"—
"So did I—nearly. Had it not' beeh
for you. you know well enough'-I
mi^it have run away '*lth that dread
ful BngllsUman at Newport, for I
adored Jilm— I did, I did, and you
know it And look at my endless es'
capes from compromising myself! Can
you count them? All those indlscre:
tft»s when mere living seemed to in
toxicate me that-first winter, and only
my uncle and you to break me in!"
'In other words," said Mrs. Ferrall
slowly, "yon don't think Mr! isiward
getdng what iiP known us a square
deal?"
'"No, 1 don't' Major Belwether haa
already hinted—no, not even that, but
has somehow managed to dampen my
pleasure In Mr. Siward."
Mw. Ferrall considered the girl be
side her,- now very lovely and Bushed
In her suppressed excitement
"After all," she said, "you are going
,to marry somebody else. So why be
come quite so- animated about a man
you may never again see?"
"I shall see him ifl dealreto."
Mrs. Ferrall looked at her,- "Mercj^
o|i ua! Howard's pompadour -would
atick...np straight- with torror if be
could hear- you. Don'»~iejfailly don't
Jtor an impulse, for a caprifce, break off
anything desirable on account of a
man for whom you really cara nothing,
whose amiable exterior and prospec
tive misfortune merely, enlist a very
natural and generous sympathy in
yon-"
fDo yon suppose that I shall (sndttre
interference from anybody—from my
uncle, from Howard?"
"De»r, yon are making a mountain'
out of molehill. Don't bti euicUonal
'don't let loose lmjpnlsea that you and I
4wow about, knew about in oar school
years, know all nbopt now ana which
3Jrow and I -ha$* decided ucst tie elimi
llated^—
bethera."
./cares as'
fan taira
-ec^.^iooitaar^
piust cnt In,**,
to
•,r.yown»w
wlth'relier.
-^her Jthai.*he- had jwob-.
ably made conaida^a.bli converaatiou
uabftfttiwitlupg.
"If# been "so ail iayj"j»he thi^gnt
Impatiently' -I've ''pfe
worked a scwrt Wput a,man wfeos*
habits Ave not th^-Wgbte*^ conceru rf,
mine. Besides ftat, I've neglected
Howard shamefully!" She was walk
ing Blomly, her thoughts outstripping'
-her errant feet, ^ut Mt seem6d that
iioither her thoQghts nor h'er sttps
were leading her towaril the ueglected
gentleman Vrtthin. for. presently ahi
found herself at the'' breesy veranda
door looklng rath^r fixedly at the ctara.
•The. «tarsi shining Impartially upon
-thfr just and the Unjust, iUnminated.
the setRon of Slwardr-who sat alone,
rathec limply, one knee crossed above
the other. He looked lip- by cbance
and, seeing her star gazing in the door
way, straightened out and rose to his
feet
Awbre of hinrapparently for the first:
time, she: stepped across the threshold
meeting his advance halfway.
"Would you care. to go down, to the:
rocks?' he asked. ."The surf ,is.J:ei
rtflc."
"No—I ^on't think I care"*— "k
•They stood listening a moment to the
stupendous roar.
"A storm Bora^where 'at sea," he
concluded.
"Is it very fine—the surf j/Sj''
"Very fine—and vary relehtidn^ be
laughed./ "It la an unfriendly crea
ture, the sea, you know."
She had begun to move toward the
cliffs. He fell. Into step tieBlde her.
They spoke little, a .word now and
thto.
-The perfume of the monntlng sea Mt-j
urated the night with wild fragrance."*
Dew lay heavy on the lawns. She
lifted her skirts enough to clear the
grass, heedless that her silk shod feet
were now soaking. Then at the cliffs'
edge, as she looked down into tho
white fury of the surf, toe stunning
crash o( the ocean saluted her.
For a long while they watched lo si
lence. Once she leaned a trifle: too far.
over the starlit gulf and, recoiling, in
voluntarily steadied herself- on his
arm.
"I suppose,'*'she said, "no swimmer
could endure that battering."
"Not long."
"Would there be no chance?"
"Not one."_
She bent farther outward, fascinat
ed, stirred, by the splendid frenssy. of
the breakers.
"I—think"— he began quietly then
firm liand fell over her left hand,
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"Oh!"
"I am not taking the black veil, am.
IT" asked the girl hotly.
"Only the wedding veil, dear. But,
after all, your husband ought to have
something to suggest concerning a
common visiting Hut"—
"He may suggest certainly. In the
tneantlme I shall be luyal to my own
Mends and afterward, too," she mur
mured to herself as her hostess rose,
cajmly dropping care .like a mantle
ftom'her shoulders.
"Go and be good to this poor young
man, then—I -adore rows—and you'll
hare a few or your bands, I'll war
rant Let mc remind you that your
uncle can make it unpleasant for you
y^t «j»d that your amiable fiance has a
will of his own under his pompadour
and allky beard."
"What a pity to have It clash wltb
mine!" saM. the girl Berpnely.
U:M
and, half encir
cled by his arm,
she found her
self drawn back.
Neither spoke.
Two things she
was cooUy aware
of—that, urged,
drawn by some
thing subtly ir
resistible, she
bad leaned too
far out from the
cliff and would
have leaned far-
KSfsV bad he:,not
Jjp' taken matters in
:.4o-hto-owa-keep-
ing without apol-
Shejoundherseli^^
droum buck.
-"Was 1 In any
actual danger?" she asked curiously.
"1 think hot .- But It was too much
responsibility for me."
"I see. Any time I wish to break
my neck I am to please do it alone in
future."
'Exactly If you don't mind," -he.
said, smiling,
:Lt
4
They turned, shoulder to shoulder,
walking back through the drenched
herbage.
"That," she said impulsively, "is: not
what. I said a few moments ago to a
wonuui."
"Wbat did you say a few moments
ago to a woman?"
"I said, Mr. Siward, "WET5"! would
not leave a—a certain man to go to
the devil alone!"
"Do you know any man who is go
ing to the devil?"
vDo you?" she asked, letting herself
go .jBwinging oiit upon a tide of intima-,
cy she had never dreftmed of risking,
nor had she the slightest idea whither
tho current would carry her.
They had stopped'on the lawn, ankle
deep in- wet grass, the stars overhead
sparkling magnificently and in their
ears thftoutcrash of the sea. .}?"•.
"You mean me." he concluded*..-,-'
"Do I?"
Ha looked up Into the lovely face.
Her eyes were very sweet, very clear
clear with excltement but very friendly,
"Let us sit here on the steps a little
while, will you?' she asked. ii
So be found a place Inside her one
step lower, and she leaned forward,
elbows on knees, roanded white chin
in her palms, the starlight giving her
bare arms and shoulders a marble lus-
So it wasr.whenn.ehe was most elo
quent,, most earnestly inspired—nay.
in the very midst of a plea for aweet
ness aad light and simple living—that
his reasonings found voice in the ma
terial comment:
'1 never.. imagined you were en-6
gaged!"
"Of course.you didn't'Ton'd known
me for. about three-hours—there on the
cliff"— ...
"But—Quarrier"—
:rutto
fcweatail his «wh 6«meiu*lob. "A
it. think? 4he tA1'#)
~*¥tou *now!
to—is ifAithles^-to
friend. Why^atot?^-^-^.
dUtere^de to-^you ,«thoih v^iwrry jvllt?
each, a friendship ak oqts to to becouuf'
worth? anything to toe^-wh$.
should it ttcable ^ou ^bat^[ know and
am -thinking of ifct^ss that concem
yon? Is it because ithe confldence it
one sided? is It-Jraoause you have
8^ven and I have listened and etven
nothing br return to 4alance the Re
count? I dosgi«e lajtsrest—deep inter'
est sympathy if Swu ask Jtt: give
confidence in retain 4f you desire It.'*
There wbb a short aliened a tenta
tive civil word from Siward, then
Miss Landls took command of some
thing that had a grotesque resem
blance to a situation A few minutes
later' they returned' slowly to the
house, the girl talking serenely be
tween Siward and tier preoc-cupled affi
anced.
"If your shoes are as wet as uy
-•kilts and slippers yon had better
change, Mr. Siward," she said, pans
ing at the foot of the. staircase.
8o he todk his congee, leaving her
standing there with Quarrler and
monnted to his room.
:«r
mak^:
"What can a girl like you need ot
ay papa thy?*-be eald, .smiling.
"Yon don't know, you
ydon't
khow^
It heredity is-a dark vistiTand If 'yoa"
mast stare through it all your life,
•word in hand. alwa^s on fDur guard,
do yob think yon ate the'only one?"
"Are you—one?" -,he
rsaid
Incredo-
lously ,s
"Yes," "with an invoinntary shudder
"not that way, It is easier for me. I
think it is. I know It is. But them
are things to combat—impulses, a
recklessness, perhaps something al
most tutbfess. What else dojiot
know, for I have never experteneed
violent emotions of any sort—nevei
even d«6p emotion." ,^,, ,.r^,
.'Ton are in
'Yee, thoroughly,'^WaaiM/^lth
conviction, "but not. -violently. I"
8he hesitated, stopped short leaning
forward, peering at: him through tbt
dusk, and, "Kr. -Siward, are yon
laughing?" She rose, and he stood up
Instantly,
-There was lightning in her dark eyer
now in his something that glimmered
«nd^itanced. -She watched it fascin'at-
ed.' Tlien of a sudden the storm broke,
and they were-both'la&ghlng convul
sively, race 'to face* there under tbt
Stars.
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"Mr. SlvVard," she .breathed, "l don't
know what am laughing at, do yout
You—you infer that I am either not
in love- or incapable-of it or too. igno
rant of It to know what I'm talking
about That Mr. Slwavd, to what.you
have done to me tonight-"
"I—I'm sorry"—
"Are you?" -.
1
J. -k'
"I ought to be anyway," he s4W.
It was unfortunate. An-utterly in
excusable laughter seemed to bewitch
them, hovering always close to hlailpt
and hen.
"How can yon laugh P' she said
"How dare you l: I don't »re for yoa
nearly as violently as I did, Mr. Si
ward.. -A friendship-between ua would
not. be at all good for me. Things pasi
too swiftly—too .intlmAtely. -There) it
too much mockery in you"— She ceas
ed suddenly, watching the somber al
teration of his face, and, "Have I hurt
you?" she asked penitently
"No."
"Havei, I, Mr. Siward? I did not
mean It" The attitude, the words,
slackening to «trailing sweetness, and
then the moment's silence stirred him.
?I'm rather ignorant myself of vio
lent emotion. I inspect normal people
are. As for our friendship, we'll do
the best we can for it, no matter what
occurs," he added, thinking of Quar
rier, and, thinking of him, glanced ap
to see him within earshot and moving
atzalght^towaxd tham- A^ua-fth^-veran
da above.
In the corridor he passed Ferrall,
who had finished his business'corre
spondence and was returning to the
cardroom.
"Here's a letter. that Grace wants
you to see," he said. "Read it before
you. turn in, Stephen."
"All right, but I'll be down later,'
replied Siward, passing on, the letter
In his hand. Entering his room, he
kicked off his wet pumps and found
dry ones then, moved about, whistling
a gay air from some recent vaudeville,
busy, with rohgh towels and silken
footgear, until, reshod and dry, he was
ready to defend once more.
The encounter, tbe suddenly inform
al acquaintance with this young. girl,
had Btlrred hlm agreeably. leaving a
alight exhilaration. Bven her engage
ment to Quarrier added a tinge of mal
ice to his interest Sesldes, be was
young enough to feel the flattery of
her concern for hlm.
Perhaps, as like recognizes like, be
recognized in her the instincts of the
born drifter momentarily at anchor^
tiie temporary Inertia of the opporto-
ter and tinting her eyes ^,^ of an uiiform.
ed character for all things and any
thing. Add to these .her few years,
her beauty and tbe wholesome Igno
rance so confidently acknowledged,
amethyst
And now, innocently untethered. mis
sion and all, she laid her heart quite
bare—one chapter of it And, like oth
er. women errant who believe in the
Influence of their sefx individually' $.ad
collectively, she be^anTwrong by tell
ing hlm of her engagement perhaps to
wiapl)Ofite«C'her pure disinterestedness
in a cru'sade for principle oniy.
Tjrhat man could remain unconcerned,
nninterested, in the development of
snch-possibilities? Not Siward,-:amus
ed by her aagaclous and impulsive
prodence, wortdliness and Innocence In
accepting Qnarrier and touched by ber
profitless, frank and unworldly friend
iineas for himself.
Not that he objected to her marry
injJ' Qtlarrier. He rather admired her
for being able to do it, considering tbe
general scraanble for Qoarrter. Bnt
let that take, care: of itself. Mean
while their sudden and capricious in
timacy had aroused him from ttyi mor
bid reaction consequent upon the cheap
notoriety wbich he had brought upon
himself. Let hbn aponge bis slate
rteaa and begin again a better record,
flattered by the solicitude she had ao
prettily displayed.'
Over'his yonthforface a wanen snBd
•w had' fallen—filckerin^.te^yit Hot
tied. He would &ot"foi' ItiojfiSii^ on
euth have -talked freely to tfcevwoman
destined to he Quarrier's wife. Ho
had talked too.much a^yw^y. ^Some
thing in her, eomefbjng about her, had
ltoittneifl bis,: tongte Me had made a
^altt asa^of himself, tto «ms alU-a'
«arrnlon» »bb.. And trajQr seemed
girl beside hlmAeyetf In the
cAfi'ld follow hdiv'tae what
eitrem^.io^hiuwel^ had been preached at hUMhi^wgh his
oV:6eii«i!ttS^Wfts bad
Whistling under.tils breath the aame
gay, empty melody^he opened the top
drawer /}f fal8 drtsoer, d/opped in bis
inother'e^sftee and, .locking the drawer,
pocketed the key. -He would has-e
tune enough to .te«i the. letter wh«nf
he went to bed. He ^lid apt just ^w
.iiMl iHl/fl •Irflin irtlnt». fh«vui
feetnuac
fond, fo gh
:t like skimming thpougHWWrS
eermon %hich he knetr
moti^r'a fevorlfe ..miiusVjnaiTr Orac«r
FerralL, What waS the gpe of
gtng:iU'-tlW«Mho!d questions
Ms,3 t-i
Iteshirlt^Pwpreasl^.for hc'w'M^oK):
Jashlohed, febnugh to^iiay -the prayet#
that an jmmatui*' philoMphy
-a^perfludat^ fhe'thought, J^-'praJe#
UKttoy "Ase it-takes orily »cj»w (i&utea,
on the fate uide,»4J? im-„
So he went downstairs Seiauwljr, pre
pared t«? acquiai^e in aw a^geati^a
from anybody, bStT rather h&plsg'
^Haunter acroas'^ylvia Landto* path
foiftJ)eUH( committed.
standing beside tike Orejwtth
Qomtar, one foot on -the fender,
parently too nroowupled, to-riotlce4ili%
^SoJUe.atrolled into tbe,, gunmim^w lilqjb
TlSililue with tobacco sinol^ aud aro
matic with thfj^volatiie^odorf-Jram de
canters. ~)t S
1
There were^a few A\outeu there, abd
the majorlti' tbe tueu, Lord Alder
dene, Major -Belwether add -Mortimer,
were at a table by tbemseivea.: Stackt
of ivory chips and Ave cards spread in
the center of the* green explained the
nature of their game, and Mortimer,
raising his heavy inflamed.,eyea- aud
seeing Siward unoccupied, sald .wheeE
ily: "Cut out that 'widow', and give
Siward hla stack£ .Anything above'
two pain fpr a jack triples the ante,
Come on,, Siward, there's a decent
he sealed himself for a.faeriflce
toht(Uliti goddess balanced, upon her
winged wheel* and tbe carda ran high
—eo high that stacks dwindled' or top
pled within tbe half hour, and Moeti
tner grew tedder and-redder* aad:
Jor Belwether blander and blander,
and Alderdene'a face wore a continual
nervous snicker, showing every- white
hound's tooth, and the lce^ln the^tall
glaases clinked ceaselessly.
It was late when Quarrier "sat in,'
with on expressionless acknowledg
ment of Slward's presence.: *nd an
emotionless raid upon: his: ne^hbofs
under the brand
'r
WM-dtttoes^l'the-
lag a tool of
•omehow, bnt
'he-e^ec&dM5_
dlataii^,%em%»
cahtefe
rr?U
mc66n in: Sdstors iaad Shi
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aa.wortM
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For fuh. inforniatioh/rates, etc, call on
A. E. Piercy
at Saturday News office.
THE
Teryoegiefe*^
thm 5
-COtatt wit Ms
tiPD" of. that sttAer
tasteful. But
Mis^'^toucl laStsr.si,/
Ms
Besides, h« had'* nutter to
to—the ,carefulrniMi^«*'-^i _.m.
ws w««r{d aj&iNrHia. &
very white, heme. Attme*»tate^hT .Vv1*^
tetervat^fto^twMmT
entering his it^om.
aa»e letter was in .ihe tfreeesr,
a«r
•ai i'
JJ
•ral. things -seemedeto fail «afl-t+mrt A
but he set the letter, sank dowrttf the if & i'
bed'a edge ^nf strove to tesd-^wt hit si-'1
teeMj his bjoired eyes J?
to a focus. Bit he
Jfi£ref It nor ^ft to!
of Verroll, Who c#M. Iif
bed, having aefueed the Bfricitjr silD''
In fnU glare ovtn--the qpsft tumtm, -..tfo
and, who a^lghtew^ootttawtter* tor' tf W
the stunned man lying fscedowsward o"®
across the bed, hla mother's totter
t^hed la hla nerveie
1
ii!
envy. SvsA.afrit, -t
•Think of the patient, uncomplaining -«&,
Industry of the biwfy" sold On ,W 1
man who makes perfuttctocy MSarta to 1sir
be cheerful.
^The hpsy bee," repliod the tmdntai
resources with the first hand d^alt JaLman, "has ndv^casion to tompialn.
which he partlcipatedi without draW«
li^ a card.
"And always? Siward,- eyes on bto
cards, seemed to- see Quareler before
"fie la one of the few dariufacturers
wbaaro not being bothered constantiy
by the tariff or the pnre food lawa,"—
Washington Star.
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AU Real WWskcy"„,a„7^"«"
tl^e, rare flavorf delicate mellowness and bouquet of
edln the good old howsg
e-5overnnient*'' (W*
Ued and
bears-
Kentucky
Stamp" a posi(ive assur»nce of prtof ancg quantity
All Rrrt Cfau OMlers Sell It. .. •.
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