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1 Author of The Tighfing Chance Etc I
L Copyright 1907 by Robert W Chamber I
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Truly enough as he had often said I
hthese younger ones were the charm
ingly wholesome and refreshing anti
dote to the occasional misbehavior of
the mature They were as he also as
serted the hope and promise of the
social fabric of a nation this younger
set I
ai Supper and then the Woodland co
S tillon was the programme and almost
all the tables were filled before Selwyn
had an opportunity to collect Nina and
Austin and capture Eileen from a very I
rosy cheeked and indIgnant boy who
had quite lost his head and heart and
appeared to be on the verge of a head
long declaration
Its only Percy Draymores kid
brother she explained passing her I
arm through his with a little sigh of
e satisfaction Oh here come Nina I
and Austin How pretty the tables
Jv look all lighted up among the trees 1
And such an uproar as they came
Into the jolly tumult and passed in
among a labyrinth of tables greeted
laughingly from every side II
Under a vigorous young oak tree
thickly festooned with lanterns AusI
tin found an unoccupied table There
were a great deal of racket and laugh I
tel from the groups surroundIng them i
but this seemed to be the only avail
able spot besides Austin was hungry
and he said so
Nina with Selwyn on her left look
ed around for Gerald and Lansing I
When the latter came sauntering up
AuStin questioned him but he replied
carelessly that Gerald had gone to join
some people whom he Lansing did
not know very well
Why there he is now exclaimed
Eileen catching sight of her brother
seated among a very noisy group on
the outer edge of the illuminated zone
Who are those people Nina Oh
Rosamund Fane is there too and
She ceased speaking so abruptly that
Selwyn turned around and Nina bit
her Up in vexation and glanced at her i
husband for among the oveijanlmated
and almost boisterous group which was
attracting the attention of everybody j
bodyl I
In the vicinity sat Mrs Jack Ruthven
And Selwyn saw her j
S For a moment he looked at her look
ed at Gerald beside her and Neergard
on the other side and Rosamund op
posite and at the others whom he had
never before seen Then quietly but
with heightened color he turned his
< attention to the glass which the serv
ant had just filled for him and rest
ing his hand on the stem stared at the
bubbles crowding upward through It
to the foamy brim I
Nina and Boots had begun ostenta
tiously an exceedingly animated con
versation and they became almost ag
gressive appealing to Austin who sat
i Lack with a frown on his heavy face
and to Eileen who was sipping her
mineral water and staring thoughtfully
at a big round orange tinted lantern
which hung like
the harvest
moon behind
Gerald throwing
his curly head
into silhouette
What conver
sation there was
to carry Boots I
and Nina car j
ried Austin si i
Stored at the bubbles lently satisfied
his hunger eat
ing and drinking with a sullen deter
iminatioh to make no pretense of ignor
3ng a situation that plainly angered him
deeply And from minute to minute he
raised his head to glare across at Ger
aId who evidently was unconscious of
the presence of his own party
When Nina spoke to Eileen the girl
answered briefly but with perfect com
posure Selwyn too added a quiet
word at intervals speaking in a voice
> that sounded a little tired and strained
It was that note of fatigue In his
Voice which aroused Eileen to effort I
the instinctive move to protect to sus
tain him Consc ous of Austins sup
pressed But increasing anger at her
brother amazed and distressed at what
Gerald had donefor the boys very
presence there with the set of whom I
they disapproved was an affront to
them allshe was still more sensitive
to Selwyns voices and in her heart she
responded passionately
Nina looked ups surprised at the sud =
den transformation in the girl who
> find turned on Boots with a sudden
flow of spirits And the gayest of chal
lenges and their laughter and badi
tage became so genuine and so persist
fairly swept Austin from his surly ab
straction into their toils and Selwyns
wttbdued laugh If forced sounded pleas
i ant now and his drawn face seemed r I
fA relar a little for the time being
Once she turned under cover of the
tneral conversation which she had set j
jfrjlng and looked straight Into SelI
vyus eyes flashing to him a message
t of purest loyalty and his silent gaze in j
wponse sent the color flying to her i
< > VIvS i
It was all very well for awhile a
brave sweet effort but ears could not
T remain deaf to the Increasing noise and
laughter to familiar voices half caught j
phrases indiscreet even in the frag j
meats understood Besides Gerald had
feen them and the boys face had be I
come almost ghastlL
Alixe unusually flushed was con
ducting herself without restraint Neer
gards snickering laugh grew more sig
nificant and persistent Even Rosa
mund spoke too loudly at moments
and once she looked around at Nina
and Selwyn while her pretty accent
I less laughter rippling with its under
I tone of malice became more frequfent
in the increasing tumult
There was no use in making a pre
tense of further gayety Austin had
begun to scowl again Nina with one
j Dont go I care for you too much to I
ask it
shocked glance at Alixe leaned over
toward her brother
It is incredible she murmured
She must be perfectly mad to make
such an exhibition of herself Cant
anybody stop her Cant anybody send
her home
Austin said sullenly but distinctly
The thing for us to do is to get out
Nina if you are ready
Butbut what about Gerald fal
tered Eileen turning piteously to Sel
wyn We cant leave himthere
The man straightened up and turned
his drawn face toward her
Do you Wish me tOgt hIm
Yyou cant do that can you
Yes I can If you wish It Do you
think there is anything in the world I
cant do if you wish Itt
As he rose she laid her hand on his
II dont ask Itshe began
with a smile almost genuine Austin
Im going to get Gerald and Nina will
explain to you that hes to be left to
me if any sermon Is required Ill go
back with him in the motor boat
Boots youll drive home In my place
As he turned still smiling and self
possessed Eileen whispered rapidly
Dont go I care for you too much
to ask i t
Ic said under his breath Dearest
you cannot understand
Yes I do Dont go Philip dont
go near her
I must
If you doif you gohhow can
you ccare for me as you say you do
when I ask you not to when I cannot
endure to
She turned swiftly and stared across
at Ale and Alixe unsteady in the
flushed brilliancy of her youthful beau
ty half rose in her seat and stared
Instinctively the young girls hand
tightened on Selwyns arm She
she is beautiful she faltered but he
turned and led her from the table
following Austin his sister and Lan
sing and she clung to him almost con
vulsively when he halted on the edge
of the lawn
I must go back he whispered
dearest dearest I must
Tto Gerald or her
But he only muttered They dont
know what theyre doing Let me go
Eileengently detaching her fingers
which left her hands lying In both of
She said looking up at him If you
goif you gowhatever time you re
turn no matter what hourknock at
my door Do you promise I shall be
awake Do you promise
Yes he said with a trace of im
patience the only hint of his anger at
the prospect of the duty before him
So she went away with Nina and
Austin and Boots and Selwyn turned
back sauntering quietly toward the
table where already the occupants had
apparently forgotten him and the epi
sode In the riotous gayety increasing
with the accession of half 9 dozen
more men
When Selwyn approached Neergard
saw him first stared at him and snick
ered but he greeted everybody with
smiling composure nodding to those
he knew a trifle more formally to
Mrs Ruthven and coolly pulling up a
chair seated himself beside Gerald
Boots has driven home with the
others he said In a low voice Tm
going back in the motor boat with you
Dont worry about Austih Are you
rThe boy had 1 evidently let the wine
alone or else fright had sobered hinr
for he looked terribly white and tired
Yes he said Ill go when you wish
I suppose theyll never forgive me for
this Come on
One moment then nodded Selwyn
1I want to speak to Mrs Ruthven
And quietly turning to Alixe and drop
ping his voice to a tone too low for
Xeergard to hear for he was plainly
attempting to listen
You are making a mistake Do you
youj I
wherever you are staying find her and
go there before it is too late
She inclined her pretty head thought
tally eyes on the wineglass which she
was turning round and round between
jher wend r fingers What do you
mean by too late she ask dDont
yon know that everything is too late
for me now
What do you mean Alixe he re
turned watching her intently
What I say I have not seep Jack
Ruthven for two months Do you know
what that means I have not heard
from him for two months Do you
know what that means No Well Ill
tell you Philip It means that when I
do hear from him it will be through his
He turned slightly paler Why
Divorce she said with a reckless
little laugh and the end of things for
On what grounds he demanded
doggedly Does he threaten you
She made no movement or reply re
clining there one hand on her wine
glass the smile still curving her lips
And he repeated his question in a low
distinct voice too low for Neergard to
hear and he was still listening
Grounds Oh he thinks Ive mis
behaved withnever mind who It is
not true but he cares nothing about
that either You see and she bent
nearer confidentially with a mysteri
ous little nod of her pretty headyon
see Jack Ruthven is a little insane
You are surprised Pooh Ive sus
pected It for months
He stared at her Then Where
are you stopping
Aboard the Niobrara
Is Mrs Fane aguest there too
He spoke loud enough for Rosamund
to hear and she answered for herself
with a smile at him brimful of malice
Delighted to have you come aboard
Captain Selwyu Is that what you are
asking permission to do 1 N
Thanks he returned dryly and to
Alixe HIt you are ready Gerald and
I will take you over to the Nlobrara
In the motor boat
Oh no you wont broke in Neer
gard with a sneer Youll mind your
own business my intrusive friend and
Ill take care of my guests without
your assistance
Selwyn appeared not to hear him
Come on Gerald he said pleasantly
Mrs Ruthven Is going over to the
For Gods sake whispered Gerald
white as a sheet dont force me Into
trouble with Neergard
Selwyn turned on him an astonished
gaze Are you afraid of that whelp
Yes muttered the boy 1111 ex
plain later but dont force things now
I beg you
Mrs Ruthven coolly leaned over and
spoke to Gerald in a low voice then
to Selwyn she said with a smile Ros
amund and I are going to Brookmin
ster anyway so you and Gerald neee
not wait And thank you for comin
over It was rather nice of yousbe
glanced insolently at Neergard con
sidering the crowd were with GooO
night Captain Selwyn Good night
Gerald So very jolly to have seen yor
again And under her breath to Se
wyn You need not worry I am gc
ing in a moment Goodby and than
you Phil It is good to see somebod
of ones own caste again
A few moments later Selwyn and
Gerald In their oilskins were dashing
eastward along the coast in the swift
est motor boat south of the Narrows
The boy seemed deathly tired ap
they crossed the dim lawn at Silver
side Once on the veranda steps ht
stumbled and Selwyns arm sustains
him but the older man forbore tt
question him and Gerald tight Upper
and haggard offered ao confidence un
til at the door of his bedroom he turn
ed and laid an unsteady hand on Se
wyns shoulder and said I am in
very bad fix I want to talk with yoi
tomorrow May I
You know you may Gerald I an
always ready to stand your friend
At the end of the corridor Selwyi
halted before Eileens room A high
came through the transom He wait
ed a moment then knocked very soft
uis it you she asked in a log
Yes I didnt wake you did I
No Is Gerald here
Yes In his own room Did you wish
to speak to me about anything
He heard her coming to the door li
opened a very little Good night
she whispered stretching toward hinr
her hand That was all I wanted
toto touch you before I closed mj
eyes tonight
He bent and looked at the hand ly
ing within his ownthe little hand
with its fresh fragrant palm upturned
and the white fingers relaxed droopinj
Inward above itat the delicate bluish
vein In the smooth wrist
Then he released the hand untouch
ed by his lips and she withdrew It
and closed the door and he heard her
laugh soft and lean against it whis
Now that I am safely locked in 1
merely wish to say that In the old days
a ladys hand was sometimes kissed
Oh but you are too late my poor
friend I cant come out and 1
wouldnt if I couldnot after what I
dared to say to youJ
And too low for him to hear even
the faintest breathing whisper of her
voice Good night I love you with all
my heart with all my heart in my
own fashion
He had been asleep an hour perhaps
more when something awakened him
and he found himself sitting bolt up
right in bed dawn already whitening
his windows
Somebody was knocking He swung
out of bed stepped into his bath slip
pers and passing swiftly to the door
opened it Gerald stood there fully
Im going to town on the early
train began the boy IthougbtId
tell youfJ
The dawn was no paler than the
boys face no more desolate Trouble
was his the same old trouble that has
dogged the trail of folly since time be
gan and Selwyn knew it and waited
At last the boy broke out This is a
cowardly trick this slinking In to yon
with all my troubles after what youre
done for me after the rotten way Ive
treated you Philip I cant tell you I
simply cannot Its so contemptible
and you warned me and 1 owe you al
ready so much
You owe me a little money observ
ed Selwyn with a careless smile and
youve a lifetime to pay it IH What is
the trouble now Do you need more I
havent an awful lot old fellow worse
luck but what I have is at your call
as you know perfectly well Is that all j
that is worrying you I
No not all I Neergard has lent me
money done thingsplaced me under
obligations I liked him you know I
trusted him People he desired to know
I made him known to lie was la
trifle peremptory at times as though I
my obligations to him left me no choice
but to take him to such people as h
desired to meet Wewe had trouble
1 What sort
Personal I feltbegan to feelthe I
pressure on me There was at mo
ments something almost of menace InI
his requests and suggestions an impor
tunity 1 did not exactly understand I
And then he said something to me
Go on What meI
Hod been hinting at it before and I
even when I found him jolliest and
most amusing and companionable 1
never oughtof him as aa social
possibility I mean among those who
realy count like my own peopleI
peopleYes When I
did he ask to be presented to your sis I
Wwho told you that asked the I
boy with an angry flushI
You didalmost You were going
to anyway So that was it was itI
That was when you realized a few
thingsunderstood one or two things
was it not And how did you replyI
Arrogantly I suppose 1
Yes Withasome little show ofa I
Yes I suppose soI
Exactly And Neergard was put j
out slightly I
Yes said the boy losing some of
his color Ia moment afterward I 1
was sorry I had spoken so plainly
but I need not have been He was
very ugly about It
Threats of calling loans asked
Selwyn smiling I
Hints not exactly threats I was
In a bad way too The boy winced
and swallowed hard then with sud
den white desperation stamped on his
drawn face he added Oh Philip It
it is disgraceful enough but how am I
going to tell you the rest How can
I speak of this matter to you i
What matter
Aaboutabout Mrs Ruthven
What matter repeated Selwyh
His voice rang a little but the color
had fled from his face
She wasJack Ruthven charged her
wIthand me charged me with
Well it was a lie wasnt it Sol
wyns ashy lips scarcely moved but his
eyes were narrowing to a glimmer It
was a lie wasnt it he repeated
Yes a lie Id say It anyway you
understand but it really was a lie
Selwyn quietly leaned back in his
chair A little color retUrned to his
All right old fellowhif voice
scarcely quivered all right Go on I
knew of course that Ruthven lied but
it was part of the story to hear you say
so Go on What did Ruthven do
There has been a separation said
the boy In a low voice He behaved
like a dirty cad She had no resources
no means of support He hesitated
moistening his dry lips with his
tongue Mrs Ruthven has been very
very kind to me I wasl am fond of
her Oh I know well enough I never
had any business to meet her I be
haved abominably toward you and the
family But it was done I knew her
and liked her tremendously She was
the only one who was decent to me
who tried to keep me from acting like
a fool about cards
Did she try
To be continued
V more i nan une
I remember your wife as such a
dainty and pretty thing Humly and
yet they tell me she has turned out a
fine cooktf
Turned out a fine cook She bas
turned out half a dozen of them within
the last three months
Let Us be of good cheer remember
ing that the misfortunes hardest to
bear are those that never come Low
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Method of Construction and rjow to
Use It
The ditcher or ditch cleaner is a con
venient device for clearing ditches and
thus keeping a road in good condition
It consists of a guide plank 2 inches by
12 inches by 12 feet and Ji moldboard
2 inches by 12 inches by 8 feet These
are braced with a crosspiece three feet
long as shown in the plan The mold
I board should bt shod with an iron plate
onequarter inch by 4 inches by 3 feet
held in position with threeeighths inch
bolts countersunk The cross brace
should be hollowed three inches on
i each side at the middle the hollowing
to begin not less than four inches from
each end in order that its bearing
against the guide and mold board
planks shall not be shortened nor the
nailing space decreased This is done
to prevent earth from heaping up In
1 front of the brace A light platform is
i needed to make the use of the ditcher
tThe ditch is made as shown in the
illustration of the plan the short side
of the chain being about two feet three
Inches in length and the long side eight
feet three inches The chain is made
to pass over the moldboard so that it
may clear itself more readily Two or
I three horses according to the difficulty
rot the particular condition are neces
sary to clear a ditch
j To secure the best service from the
j ditcher a weight of about 200 pounds
I should be placed over the front end
I The essential thing to be gained is to
have the ditcher maintain a smooth
even surface on the bottom of the
I ditch There is then no obstruction to
the flow of water This requires that
soft muddy holes be passed over light
ly and hard high places be reduced
This result Is obtained if the driver
shifts his weight forward or backward
as a high point or a mudhole is ap
proached If the driver shifts his
weight forward the point Of the ditch
er is driven into the ground If he
moves back the pressure on the for
ward end is relieved and the pull on
the chain tends to raise it
Besides clearing the ditch the ditch
er assists In preserving the slope from
the side of the road to the bottom of
the ditch This keeps the road safe
from possible accident to traffic from
ditches with too abrupt slopes
Oil Containing Asphalt to Bo Used
With Sand at Cape Cede
The Massachusetts highway commis
sion is to conduct an interesting ex
periment in road building on Cape
Cod where there is no stone to speafr
of A heavy grade of Texas crude oil
containing a large percentage of as
phalt will be used with the sand The
sand road will first be shaped with a
road machine and heated oil will be
spread over the surface A second lot
of oil will be sprinkled on when the
first coat has been on for two weeks
The surface will then be cut up with
a disk harrow so as to mix the sand
and oil to a depth of four inches Aft
er this has been done the road will be
rolled and the surface sprinkled with a
thin layer of sand to absorb the sur
face oil A little work of this sort was
done under the highway commissions
supervision about two years ago
which has resulted satisfactorily
Importance of Good Roads
The Gaffuey S C Ledger gives the
following fact and comment which af
ford a practical argument on the sub
ject of highway improvement in a
Some Cherokee county land sold the
other day at public outcry and brought
from SIGto 3750 per acre This land
was twelve mIles from the county seat
at that If we had macadam roads
this same land would have brought
50 to 100 per acre Half a million
dollars spent in building good roads
In Cherokee would mean an increase
ot a million dollars in theralue of our
farm lands alone Will people never
awake to their own interests and be
gin doing something for themselves or
will they continue to abide In the
Good Roads Movement Progressing
Postoffice department officials are
enthusiastic over the movement in
some of the larger states of the Union
for the Improvement of the highways
and it is claimed that the liberal ap
propriations for the rural free delivery
service have stimulated this move
ment From information being re
ceived at the department it is believed
by the officials that highway improve
ment will be stimulated In all the more
thickly settled states as rapidly as the
rural delivery is extended and one of
the conditions for establishing a new
route is that the roads must be in good
condition It Is claimed also that the
service is enhancing greatly the value
of farm property
Will Lay Three Grades of Gravel Roads
In order to get the greatest possible
benefits at the least possible expense
gravel roads in Grand Rapids slide
will hereafter be divided into three
classesthose designed to carry the
heaviest traffic for which gravel roads
are considered as suitable those of
medium traffic and the little used roads
of the outlying districts For these
streets three grades of gravel will be
used varying In the percentage of
stone which they carry and the care
with which the material Is screened
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