Newspaper Page Text
She Loved an
Inventor But She Did Not Feel That Would Ever Succeed ESTHER VANDEVEER Copyright by American Press Asso ciation, 1911. It was absolutely necessary that I Should marry. In these times many fields are open to women by which they can make a living, but then avell, teaching was about the only one. Girls went out as governesses, but in struction of any kind was not my forte. There was no reason why I should uiot marry, except that there was no tone where I lived to marrythat is, mo one but Tom Baxterand, though the seemed to like me very well, he (made no move matrimonially in my direction. was always throwing out hints about people marrying who ihave nothing to live on. To tell the jtruth, I agreed with him. Besides, I isaw no prospect of his ever being table to support a wife, for he was an (inventor, and we all know what that means. An inventor ninety-nine cases 4u a hundred is a rainbow chaser. Tom lived in the village with his mother, but every now and then Would go to the city "on business," Ihe would say. It occurred to me that the business of applying for patents machines that won't work prac 'tically or if they do some one else ithan the inventor gets what money there is in it is a very poor business. No, it would never do for me to rely on Tom. But I had come to be twen ty years of age. Mother's income was not enough to take care of us all, and I must either find work or a husband. 'It nearly broke my heart to give up (all hopes of Tom. was a lovable Isort of fellow, and his visionary dis position only made him more so. Per sons who are always living in the Clouds and always hoping are singu larly attractive. My father, who was now dead, had been a great advertiser in his day and ^&>V-U\\OM^ TOM THREW HIS ARMS ABOTJT MY. NECK. had told me that if I ever wanted any thing to let the fact be known through the press. had never told me to advertise for a husband, and I had never dreamed of doing such a thing. But why not? The only objection to the plan was that I would doubtless receive replies from persons with un worthy motives. But I was not a fool to fall into a trap. I wrote my advertisement, but I re quired a whole day to make up my mind to send it. However, in the even ing I came to a decision and, taking it to the postoffice, mailed it. I was especially relieved at getting few if any replies that indicated a trap. I attributed this to the wording of my advertisement. I was very care ful to let it be understood that mine was a genuine case and that no onecrimson, would be able to impose upon me I received a number of answers, but there was only one that seemed worth my while to follow up. One letter came couched in the most respectful language and bore e-\idence of perfect sincerity. The writer said that he in ferred I was cut off from meeting members of the opposite sex since my advertisement said that I lived in a small village and the perfect English in which my advertisement was writ ten marked me for an educated per son. He sympathized with me deeply ifor finding it necessary to use such a businesslike method, but commended me for adopting it since there appear ed to be no other at hand. I replied to the letterthe only one I did reply toin the spirit in which it was written, though I said very lit tle, and that was simply suggesting a correspondence. I shrank from meet ing any one under such circumstances and never would meet any one with out first being convinced that he was a true man. And even then he must convince me that he had written the letters I had received. He replied, admonishing me to pro ceed with the greatest caution and not on any account to trust either him or any one else without submission to a number of tests. He would be perfect ly content to wait for my character to appear in my letters. He would prefer that I should appear thus rather than in the shape of a photograph. feared that if he should find me very attractive looking he might be unduly .prejudiced in my favor and If I lacked Ibeauty he might not be impressed with my evidences of character. I corresponded for along time with -ithe name be gave me was Horace Al- lertonbut somehow we got no fur ther than a correspondence. Several months passed, and yet he expressed no desire to see me. His letters were eminently satisfactory, and I confess I felt a keen desire to see what he was like. So one day I wrote him that I would be pleased to receive his pho tograph. He replied that he had been dread ing to be thus called on for some time, inasmuch as he had no pretense what ever to manly beauty. Indeed, he con sidered himself homely. "But," he said, "I am making some negotiations which if successful will put me insuccee much better condition to marry than now. They will be settled within a week one way or the other. If the is sue is to my advantage I will be happy to calL upon you. I hope by seeing you I may be able to do away with some of the prejudice that would occur from your seeing my picture unrelieved by any personnel whatever." It was about this time that Tom Baxter began to be more devoted to me than he had ever been. Of course there was no obligation on my part to my correspondent. That affair I some times thought was as much in the an as Tom's patents. But Tom really seemed to have picked up the idea that he was about to realize something re markable. Whether it was his confi dence or my desire that he should suc ceed I don't know, but I found myseli wishing he would. And if he were go ing to make a strike I wished that he would make it before my "lover on paper," as I considered him, should call upon me. My necessities grew greater every day. I felt it was due to my family that I should not only relieve mother of my support, but do something for them all besides. I feared that if Mr. Allerton should turn out to be a desirable party I might find myself inclined to treat him cool ly, having Tom in my thoughtsin other words, by not encouraging the one available I might lose him. But as bad luck would have it Mr. Allerton wrote he was ready to call upon me, and at the same time Tom became positively aggressive. He said nothing more about the folly of per sons marrying without an assured in come and began in a halting kind of way to really make love to me. I put him off, saying: "Don't be silly, Tom. You'll never be able to marrythat is, there's not more than one chance in ten thousand of your being so, for that's all the chance there is for an inventor." He looked very downcast at this and said he believed that there was some one who had first choice, as he expressed it. I told him that I had not yet seen the man I would marry in preference to him. "Oh, cheer up," he said. "My case isn't as bad as you think it is. I've just succeeded in" I put my hands to my ears. I had heard the words "I have just succeed ed" or "I am just going to succeed" so many times that I was not only tired of them, but, feeling toward Tom as I did, they were a mockery with me. went away without a word, and I went to my room and cried. The next day I wrote Mr. Allerton that I would be pleased to have him call upon me at the home of my cousin in the city, a girl about my age, who I knew would permit me to receive any friend of mine there. I appointed that day week for what I called a preliminary interview. There was no warmth in my letter, but how could I warm up for a man whom I had never seen? I received a note by return mail stat ing that he would meet me on the date I had appointed. "And now," he add ed, "I am much pleased to tell you that fortune after many disappoint ments has favored me. I am an in ventor" I threw the note on the floor. "For heaven's sake, are the only men in the world I have to choose from inven- tors?" Then, after walking back and forth for awhile, I exclaimed aloud: "If I must wait for an inventor I'll wait for Tom." The door opened, and who should come in but Tom himself. I blushed for I was sure he had heard me. The expression on his face was a study. There was satisfaction and, above all, amusement. His eyes fair ly sparkled with mischief. They turn ed from me to the letter on the floor. "Oho!" he exclaimed. "You have a lover!" "Yes," I said fiercely, "and, like you, he is an inventor." He fairly shouted with laughter. Picking up the letter, he read it. Com ing to where I had broken off, he went on with it: "I have just sold a patent right for $100,000 and a royalty on every article manufactured. The money has been paid me." "By Jove!" he added. "The fellow has got ahead of me." I stood stock still, red as a beet and not knowing what to do. Tom threw his arms about my neck. "I'm this fel low Allerton, and I've had the luck stated in his note. I saw your letter lying on a table addressed to the news paper. I wondered what it meant, subscribed for the paper, saw your ad. and surmised the advertisement was yours. I answered your advertisement and have enjoyed a correspondence with you amazingly." "You ought to be ashamed of your- self." Tom and I are very happy. I have often blamed myself for not having had more confidence in his ultimate success in his inventions, or at least more patience in the matter. I accuse myself of selfishness and a want of steadfastness toward him. When I say these things to my husband he says I was right, that there were a thousand chances to one that he wa following an ignius fatuus. How con trarv of him! MM! THE PRINCETON UNIOK: THURSDAY, MAY 11, 1911. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO goodly number of Yesterday a laborers arrived in town to work on the railroad. Last Thursday H. Cowles re signed as town treasurer and on Mon him Mr. Elk Riirer stage line, fell out of a wa gon and broke both of bis arms while unloading oats at Elk River on Sat urday. Some people are a little too touchy for their own good. They imagine themselves and their business of such vast importance that their neighbors lay awake o'nights thinking about them. By and by these over-sensitive folks will pass away like other mor tals, and they never will be missed. The Spencer Brook correspondent of the Isanti County Press disputes Waynett's claim as the banner town for schoolma'ams in that county and thinks "Spencer Brook can't be beaten on raising schoolma'ams." Supposing the correspondents display a little enterprise and furnish names for the past dozen years? State News. Newspaper reports say that much damage has been caused by forest fires in Beltrami, Roseau and Cass counties. The Kaiser box factory at South Stillwater was destroyed by fire on Sunday forenoon, the loss being $200,000, with insurance of $140,000. The war department has ordered that $30,000 worth of new equipment be delivered to the Minnesota state militia. This equipment includes blankets, tents, olive drab uniforms, caps, ponchoes, overcoats, hospital furnishings and army stoves. Charley Fogg has taken Lon Hat's the members of the Northern Minne place on the stage line and is quite sota association, attentive to the wants of the patrons. Frank Campbell thinks the climate is hardly mild enough for him, and when the wind is chilly his heart yearns for the balmy breezes of South ern California. James J. Hill will be in town in a few days to locate the depot and the line of railroad through the village. He should receive a hearty reception from our citizens. J. T. Sadley intends tofitup his lower flour mill with the latest and most approved machinery and manu facture the very best grades of flour. The upper mill will also be subjected to a overhauling. W. P. Jamieson, a noted free think er, is delivering a series of lectures at Elk River and is creating quite a furore there. There is some talk of having him come to Princeton and give a course of lectures. Sephen Millett of Maine, brother of Hiram Millett of this place, has been visiting here for several days past. He is favorably im pressed with Princeton and contem plates purchasing a farm in the vici nity of the village. Logs have been running quite freely for the past week and there is a fair stage of water in the East branch. Tibbetts brook was out of its banks on Tuesday night and the rear of the main river drive is one and a half miles above Milaca. After hearing a bale of poverty in the home of Mrs. Eva Tutmark, Min neapolis, Judge E. A. Montgomery in muincipal court on Friday paid out of his own pocket a fine of $1 he hadtoo imposed on her on a charge of steal ing 50 cents worth of gas from the Minneapolis Gas Light company. Postmaster Charles H. Strobeck, prominent in the business and politi cal life of Litchfield and Meeker county for over forty years, died on Sunday night. He had held the offices of county attorney and judge of probate and was serving his second term as postmaster. He was 70 years of age and leaves a wife and two grown children. A new edition of pamphlets advertis ing Minnesota as a state for home seekers is being sent out by George Welsh, secretary of the state board of immigration. Maps are also being sent out showing the location of state lands open for sale on easy terms to settlers. The department is sending out the pamphlets to correspondents at the rate of 3,000 a month. Minnesota has the world's cham pion cow. Her name is Pietertje Maid Ormsby, and she is a 6-year-old Hol stein, the property of John B. Irwin, proprietor of Woodlake and Clover farms in Richfield, just outside the city limits of Minneapolis. During thirty days in April she produced 145.66 pounds of butter from 2,567.8 pounds of milk. The cow is valued at $10,000. One of her calves sold re cently for $5,700. It is expected that the meeting of the Northern Minnesota Development association at Dulutb on June 1 and 2 will result in the formulation of a plan of co-operation between four organizations having for their object the development of the agricultural resources of their respective states. Representatives of the Northern Wis consin Advancement association, Northern Michigan Development as sociation and Western Michigan De velopment bureau will attend the meetings and will exchange ideas with A St. Paul bookseller says he lately sold a book for $2 that a little later brought $20,000 in New York city day R. Newton was appointed to The sale was made to a stranger by 1 bim. Charles K. Pottle, son of Earl K. Baker, of the Princeton and Pottle, who has a bookstore on Wa basha street. The stranger became interested in a musty book, printed in 1642, and containing the laws of that day. He dealt with Pottle, jr., who after a conference with Pottle sr., handed over the old book and took $2 in exchange. I have just heard," said Mr. Pottle on Monday, "of the sale of that same book in New York for $20,000. Yes it was a pretty neat sum to let go without realizing it." For Service. A brown Belgian stallion, 7 years old, 1,400 pounds in weight, will stand on the county poor farm, section 4, town of Greenbush, for the season of 1911. For further particulars apply to A. B. Gramer, on the premises. 19-tfc SEARCHLIGHT RAYS. The Effect When the Beams Penetrate a Foggy Atmosphere. Nearly everybody is familiar with ^he beam of a searchlight and knows why the beam is visible, while light Itself "cannot be seen unless it strikes the'-eye, its visibility being due to par ticles in the air which really do reflect the light to the eye. On a foggy night, if one will notice, the beam seems to come abruptly to an end if the light is pointed upward. It does this instead of gradually fading away into nothing, as it does pointed hori zontally on a uniformly foggy night. The thing is rather puzzling to one first seeing it, but the reason is not far to seek. Where the end of the beam seems to be there is the place the fog ends, for the beam cannot be visible to us unless there are small particles in its path. This is of great help to sail ors in judging of the state of the weather, for they can tell exactly how thick the frog is, or, rather, how deep it is. They can also tell by throwing the light horizontally whether the fog is universal or occurring only in patches, for if extending to a great distance the beam gradually gets dimmer and dim mer, but if in patches the beam is lighter in patches, and if it goes through a place with no fog at all that part of the beam is black or invisible. New York Tribune. COFFEE ANP TEA. The Bean Improves With Age, While the Leaf Deteriorates. Coffee beans improve with age. Five year old coffee is better than the new crop and fetches a higher price in the market. In two years coffee will lose 10 per cent in weight, but it will in crease more than 10 per cent in price. Coffee should be used quickly after roasting. If the brown beans appear oily the oil should be dried off in a quick, hot oven otherwise it will un dergo a chemical change which will affect the flavor. While coffee beans dry with age, teas absorb moisture even when in zinc lined chests. Tea likewise de teriorates with age. It doesn't lose strength so much as it does its draw ing quality, which is another name for flavor or bouquet. So careful are the tea packers to insure an entire ab sence of moisture from the tea when being placed in the zinc or lead lined chests that they have the tea leaves sun dried and then heated before packing. The tea goes into the chests hot to handle with bare hands and is sealed up in air tight packages be fore it has time to cool and before the slightest suggestion of moisture reaches it.New York World. A Word For Sugar. Pure candy is good for children. Pure sugar is good for grown people. Of course there are exceptions to every rule. If the doctor prescribes a diet and orders a patient to refrain from sweets the patient is bound to obey his adviser. What is the use of calling a physician and paying him for sug gestions if the latter are treated with indifference? People in ordinary health need not be afraid to gratify an appe tite which craves sweets. Those who have looked into the matter have been telling us lately that soldiers on the march hold out better if they have rations of sugar than if their food omits this useful commodity. A fond ness for sugar is often a defense against the temptation to use alcoholic stimulants. The inebriate does not care very much about pure sweets. Christian Herald. The Age of Linen. It is highly probable that the manu facture of linens is of greater an tiquity than that of silk. Archaeol ogists generally admit that the mum my cloth of the most ancient dynas ties was a variety of finest linen. The Egyptian and Jewish priests wore it at all their ceremonies. We find men tion of fine linens all through the Old and New Testaments. When the queen of Sheba visited Solomon she was hab ited in linen. In Revelation the an gels are clothed in "pure and white linen." Genesis tells us that Pharaoh arrayed Joseph in vestures of fine linen. Silk is mentioned in the Bible only four times. Buy *1| immmmmmmmmmmmtmmmmmmmmmmnmjK (Shoes and Hosiery! Our Line is Complete in Every Way 1 Ladies' Strap Patent Oxfords JQ 3 Ladies' Patent Oxfords to 2 5 3 Ladies' Serge Top, patent vamp $3.00 =3 Julia Marlowe Shoes, velvet top Jtt 9S =3 I Julia Marlowe Shoes, low with elastic sides...$2.25 1 Children's Alpha Welt Shoes QQC =j These are especially good, with wide hand-turned soles'. 3 E Ladies' Silk Lyle Hose in every shade 25c I Ladies'Ribbed Lyle Hose 25c Ej For something good ask for our No. 223 at 25c 5= Ladies' full fashioned silk lyle at KQc 3 EE A splendid hose in silk lyle for QCC 3 F. T. EETTELHODT 1 E Princeton, Minn. 3 luUUUUiiUiUiUiUUUUiUitiiUiiUiUiUUUUiUiiiiUUiiUiui A Stitch in Time Saves Nine And a dollar spent for lumber now may save many dollars later on It's always cheaper to attend to necessary repairs at once than to put them oft until some other time. Look around and see what's needed now Make a list of material you will need to put things in shape, then bring us the list and let us tell you how much it will cost you. In all our advertisements we urge you to get our estimates before buyme That's all we ask If we cannot show yeu an advantage trading here, then you will feel at liberty to buy elsewhere. CALEY LUMBER CO. BENJAfllN SOULE, Manager r^***^*"**^**^*'^*****'*^*****!* i^*^*m^^*t^m^*i ^0m^*+m*~m**m*e*m^^^+ G. H. GOTTWERTH, Dealer In Prime Meats of Every Variety, Poultry, Fish, Etc. Highest market prices paid for Cattle and Hogs. Main Street, Princeton. i***^*^ IM irgBu^njunjn. ~II The Union Gives All the News All the Time In order to get you to try 'Sunkist" Oranges and "Sun kist" Lemons and thus learn their ex cellent quality, we will send you free tL. beautiful Rogers Orange Spoon here pic tured on receipt of 12 "Sunkist" wrappers and 12c to cover charges, packing, etc. You will find both "Sunkist" Oranges and Lemons at nearly every dealer's, packed in in dividual paper wrappers that bear one of the trade marks shown below. If they are not packed thus, they are not the "Sunkist" kind, but an inferior fruit. "Sunkist" Oranges are California's choicest fruitthe select inspected crop of 5,000 orange groves. No other orange is so sweet, rich andjuicy. They are thin-skinned, seedless, fibreless. "Sunkist" OrangesChoicest Fruit tree-ripened, firm and solid. All are hand picked. No fallen, bruised or over-ripe oranges. Each "Sunkist" is a perfect specimen, as delicious as if plucked fresh from the tree. C_1_ I ^-^r.- whichareofthesamehiehqualityas "Sunkist"Oranges kJUIllUSl LCIUOH 8 solid and sound. "Sunkist" Lemons are soua anu sounu. onosisi demons are so two of them go farther than three of any otherkind,in the preparation of desserts, sauces and temperance drinks. TeU your dealer yon want "Sun kist" Oranges and Lemons. elm-M^eTi Save the Wrappers tDcaomS set ofbeautiful,usefulorangespoons. In re mitting, please send one-cent stamps when the amount is less than 24c on amounts above 24c, we prefer money order, express order orbank draft. Don't Send Cash. We will be glad to send you complete list of val uable premiums. We honor both "Sunlrist" and"RedBall" wrappers on premiums. Address CALIFORNIAFRUITGROWERS' EXCHANGE 34 Clark Street Cfaicaae.II. *t i 'K sojuicy juicythattma A?