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A Man for
the Ages A Story of the Builder» of Democracy By Irving Bachelier Oosrrtsm, iinag s»»mii»» -as__ It Was as it sne nau loved him always. She was R|e a young mother with her first child. Tenderly she wiped his tears away with her blond, silken hair. She cut hts bonds and he rose and stdbd be fore her. Her face changed like magic. aaotvn auu "Oh what a fool I've been I" she exclaimed. "Why so 7" he asked. "I cried and I kissed you and we never have been Introduced to each other." She covered her eyes with her hair and with bent head went out of the door. *TU never forget that kiss as long as I live," said the boy as he followed her. "ni never forget your help or your crying either." "Go away from me—I won't speak to you," she said. "Go back to your work. I'll stay bare and keep watch." The boy returned to his task point ing up the inside walls but his mind and heart were out In the sunlight talking with Blm. Once he looked out of the door and saw her leaning against the neck of the pony, her fàce hidden In his mane. When the sun was low she came to the door and said : "You had better stop noW and go home." She looked down at the ground and added: "Please, please, dont toi on roe." "Of course not," he answered. "But I hope you wont be afraid of me any more." She looked up at him with a little smile. your' she asked as If It were too ab surd'to be thought at. She unhi tched and mounted her pony but did not go. "I do wish you could raise a mus tache." she said, looking wistfully Into his face. "I cant bear to see you look so terribly young; no and- worse every time I see yon. I want you to be a regular man right quick." He wondered what he ought to Bay and presently stammered: "I—r— in tend to. I guess Its more of a man than anybody would think to look at me." "You're too young to aver flail lu love, I reckon." "No, I'm not," he answered with de cision. "Have you got a raser r* ehe aaked. "No." "I reckon It would be a powerful help. You put eoap on your Up and mow It off with a rasor. My fatbar says It makes the grase grow." There was a moment of silence dur *' log which she brushed the mane of her pony. Then die asked timidly: "Do yon like yellow halrf" "Yes, if it looks like yours." "If you dopt^ mind I*U put a tache on you'Just—Just to look et every time I think of you." "When I think of you I put violets In your hair," he said. "Do you think I'm afraid of fat worse mus Decline of the Parlor. One at tb« large manufacturing companies of tbe United States Is en gaged In tbe construction of a great number of houses for Its employees and while there are many novel fiaa tures in the way of making conven iences, the most striking thing about the homes la the total absence of tbe usual parlor. The space la thrown In to the other rooms It looks aa If the parlor was out of fashion. FOR SALE Good Deering HEADER SEE Royal Clark , • CHOICE CITY BUILDING LOTS FOR SALE ON EASY TERMS BEAR RIVER VALLEY LAND AND ABSTRACT CO. ■ He took a step toward her m he ■poke and aa he did ao she started her pony. A little way off she checked him and said: "I'm sorry. There are no violets now." She rode away slowly waving her hand and singing with t!»e Joy of a bird in the springtime. That evening when Harry was help ing Samson with the horses he said: *Tm going to tell you a secret 1 wish you wouldn't say anything about It" Samson stood pulling the hair out of his card and looking very stern as he listened while Harry told of the assault upon him and how Blm had arrived and driven the rowdies away with her gun but he said not a word of her demonstration of tender sym pathy. To him, that had clothed the whole adventure with a kind of sanctity so that he could not bear to have U talked about Samson's eyes glowed with anger. They searched the face of the boy. His voice was deep and solemn when he said : "This Is a serious matter. Why do you wish to keep it a secret?" The boy blushed. For a moment he knew not what to say. Then he spoke: "It ain't me so much—tt'r her," he managed to say. "She wouldn't want It to be talked about and I don't either." Samson began to understand. "She's quite a girl, I guess." he said thought fully. "She must have the nerve of a man—I declare she must." "Yes-sir-ee! They'd 'a' got hurt If they hadn't gone away, that's sure," said Harry. "We'll look out for them*after this," Samson rejoined. "The first time I meet that man McNoll he'll have to settle with me and he'll pay cash on the nail." Blm, having heard of Harry's part In Abe's fight and of the fact that he was to be working alone all day at the new house, had ridden out through the woods to the open prairie and hu ted In sight of the new cabin that afternoon. Unwilling to confess her extreme Interest In the boy she had said not a word of her brave act. It was not shame; It was partly a kind of rebellion against the tyranny of youthful ardor; It was partly the fear of ridicule. So it happened that the adventure of Harry Needles made scarcely a rip ple on the sensitive surface of the vil lage life. It will be seen, however, that It had started strong undercur rents likely, In time, to make them selves felt The house and barn were Qnlshed, whereupon Samson and Harry drove to Springfield—a muddy, crude and growing village with thick woods on its north side—and bought »furniture. Their wagon was loaded and they were ready to start for home. They w*re walking on the main street when Harry touched Samson's arm and whispered : "There's McNoll and Callyhan." The pair were walking a few steps ahead of Samson and Harry. In a second Samson's big hand wbb on Me Noll's shoulder. "This Is Mr. McNoll, I believe," said Samson. The other turned with a scared look. "What do you want o' me!" he de manded. Samson threw him to the ground with a Jerk so strong and violent that It rent the sleeve from his shoulder McNoll's companion, who had felt the weight of Samson's hand and had Jiad enough of It, turned and ran. "What do ye want o' meT" McNoll asked again as he struggled fd free himself. "What do I want o' you—you puny little coward," said Samson, as he lifted the bully to his feet and gave him a toss and swung him In the air and continued to address him. **I Just goto' to muss you up proper. Jf 'in a s î : X II] 111 I î "I'm Just Doin' to Muss You Up Propor." you don't aay you're sorry and mean it I'll put a tow string on your neck and give you to some one that wants a dog." •Tm sorry," said McNoll. "Honest I am 1 I was drunk when I done It." Samson released his prison«*. A number In the crowd which had gath ered around them clapped their hands and shouted, "Hurrah for the stranger 1" A constable- took Samson's I I and said: thanks. "You deserve a vote of That man and his friends have made me more trouble than all the rest of the drinking men put to gether." "And I am making trouble for my self," said Samson. "I have made my self ashamed. I am no fighting man, I was never in such a muss on a pub lic street before and with God's help It will never happen again." "Where do you live!" the officer asked. "In New Salem." "I wish it was here. We need men like you." Sainson wrote in his diary* "On the way home my heart sore. I prayed In silence that God would forgive me for my bad example to the boy. I promised that I would not again misuse the strength He has given me. In my old home I would have been disgraced by It The min ister would have preached of the de struction that follows the violent to put him down ; the people would have looked askance at me. Dfeacon Somers would have called me aside to look Into my soul, and Judge Grandy and his wife would not have Invited me to their parties. Here It's different. law In his hands and bring tHe evil man to bis senses, even If he has to hit him over the head. Is looked up to. It's a reckless country. You feel It soon as you get here. In time, I fear, I shall be as headlong as the rest of them. man A chap who can take thfe as Some Way the news of my act has got here from Springfield. Sarah was kind of cut up. Jack Kelso has nicknamed me 'The man with the Iron arms,' and Abe, who la a better man every way, laughs at my embarrass ment and says-I ought to feel honored For one thing Jack Armstrong ha; become a good citizen. His wife ha; foxed a pair of breeches for Abe They say McNoll has left the country. There has been no deviltry here since that day. I guess the gang is broken up—too much Iron In Its way." Sarah enjoyed fixing up the cabin. Jack Kelso had given her some deer and buffalo skins to lay on the floors. The upper room, reached by a stick ladder, had lts'two beds, one of which Harry occupied. The children slept below In, a trundle bed that pushed under the larger one when It was made up In the morning. "Some time I'm going to put In a windletrap and get rid o' that stick ladder," Samson had said. Sarah had all the arts of the New England home maker. Under her hand the cabin, in color, atmosphere and general neatness, would have de lighted a higher taste than was to be found on the prairies, save In the brain of *Kelso, who really had acquaintance with beauty. To be sure the bed was In one corner, spread with Its upper cover knit of gray yarn harmonizing in color with the bark of the log walls. A handsome dark brown buffalo robe lay beside It. The rifle and powder horn were hang above the mantel. The fireplace had Its crane of wrought iron. Every one In the little village came to the house warming, wer« In their best clothes. The wort dresses of new calico—save Mrs. Doctor Allen, who wore a black silk dress which had come with her from her late home In Lexington. Kelso came In a dress of red muslin trimmed with white lace. Ann Rut ledge also wore a red dress and with Abe. was some la be of of of as he It to The people women Biin came The latter was father grotesque In his new llnsey trousers, of a better length than the former palr, but still too short. "It isn't fair to blame the trousers or the tailor," he had said when he My legs are Bo long that the Imagination of the tailor Is sure to fall short if the cloth don't. Next time Til have 'em made to ure with a ten-foot pole Instead of a yardstick. If they're too long I can roU 'em up and let out a link or two when they shrink. Ever since I Was n boy I have been troubled with shrink Ing pants." had tried them on. meas Abe wore a blue swallow-tail coat with brass buttons, the tails of which were so short as to be well above Un danger of pressure when he sat down. His cowhide shoes had been blackened; the blue yarn of his socks showed above them, socks of mine are rather proud and "They welt "These darned n conceited, like to show off. He wore a shirt of white, bleached cotton, a starched collar and black tie. In speaking of bis collar to Samson, he said that he felt like a wild horse In.a box stall. Mentor Graham, the schoolmaster, was there—-a smooth-faced man with a large head, sandy hair and a small mustache, who spoke by note, as It were. Kelso called him the great articulator and said that he walked in the valley of the shadow of Llndley Murray. He seemed to keep a watch ful eye on his words, as if they s lot of schoolboys not to be trusted. They came out with a kind of self conscious rectitude. Hie children's games had begun and the little house rang with their songs and laughter, while their elders sat by the fire and along the 'walls talking. Ann Rutledge and Blm Kelso and Harry Needles and John McNeil played with them. In one of the dances all joined In singing the verses: he used to say. uri wert I won't have none o' yor woavtty wheat, I won't have none o' yor barley; I won't have none o' yer weevlly wheat. TO make a cake (or Charity. Charley la a One young man, Charley la a dandy, Charley likes to Idas the glrla. Whenever It cornea handy. When a victim was caught In the flying scrimmage at the end of s pss ef Prisoners, he «r sags In the CALIFORNIA'S BIE PLEASURE RESORTS Sacramento. Cal.—Motor visitors in California's Resort Wonderland the latter part of August whose mec ca Is Sacramento, should plan to join the excursion to Placier County's big trees, the most northerly groupe of Monarch Sequoias. Tourists wlsh Willard Batteries Look for the Name "Williard" on a battery identifies It as th<e product of the pioneer In starting and lighting batteries. It stands for tbe most important battery development—the Willard Threaded Rubber Battery. When you buy a Willard Threaded Rubber Battery—the only battery with Threaded Rubber Insolation— you buy freedom from old time sep arator troubles, because the plates of this battery are insulated—not merely separated. Saves trouble and expense. Ask about the Willard Threaded Rubber Battery and how you can recognise it. * — : Idaho Electric Cq. IDAHO. MONTPELIER, she was brought before tbe blln, folded judge: "Heavy, heavy hangs head," said the constable. "Fine or superfine?" the Judge In qulred. over you "Fine," said the constable, which meant that the victim was a boy Then the sentence was pronounced and generally it was this: "Go bow to the wittiest, kneel to the prettiest and kiss the one that you love beat." Harry was the first prisoner. He went straight to Bim Kelso and bowed and knelt, and when he had risen she turned and ran like a scared deer around the chairs and the crowd of onlookers, some assisting and checking her flight, before the nimble youth. Hard pressed, she ran out of the open door, with a merry laugh, and just beyond the steps Harry caught and kissed her, and her cheeks had the color of roses when he led her back. John McNeil kissed Ann Rutledge that evening and was most attentive to her, and the women were saying that the two had fallen in love with each other. "See how she looks at him," one of them whispered. "Well, it's Just the way he looks at her," the other answered. At thd first pause 1ft the merriment Kelso stood on a chair, and then si lence fell upon the little company. "My good neighbour" he began, "wo are here to rejoice that new friends have come to us and that a new home la born In our midst. We bid them welcome. They are big-boned, big hearted folks, large who has not at one time or an other bad his feet In the soil and felt Its magic power going up Into his blood and bone and sinew. Here Is a wonderful soil and the Inspiration of wide horizons ; here -are broad and fer tile fields. Where the corn grows high yon can grow statesmen. It may be that out of one of these little cab Ins a man will come to carry the torch of Liberty and Justice so high that Its light will shine Into every dark place. So let no one despise the cabin —humble as it Is. Sainson and Sarah Traylor, I welcome and congratulate you. Whatever may come, yoif can find no better friends than these, and of this you may be aura, no child of the prairies will ever go about with a hand organ and a monkey. Our friend, Honest Abe, Is one of the few rich men In this neighborhood. Among his assets are 'Klrkham's Grammar,' The Pilgrim's Progress,' the 'Lives of Washington and Henry Olay,' 'Ham let's Soliloquy,' 'Othello's Speech to the Senate,' 'Marc Anthony's Address' aad a part of 'Webster's Reply to Hayne.' A man came along the other day and sold him a barrel of rubbish for two bits. In It he found a volume of 'Blackstone's Commentaries.' Old Blackstone challenged him to a wrestle and Abe has grappled with hlm. 1 reckon he'll take his measure as easily as he took Jack Armstrong's. Lately he has gof pos s es si on of a noble asset. It la *The Cotter's Saturday Night,' by Robert Bums. I propose to ask him to let us share hla enjoyment of this treasure." some No man has grown TO BE CONTINUED .4 The New Home of : HOLEPROOF HOSE! THERE ARE A GOOD MANY THINGS TO BE CONSIDERED Some people emphasize fit, but in order to look trim and neat hose must fit to perfection Others look first to material and finish, price, etc., When all these advantages are combin ed, in one hose, as in HOLEPROOF, that is as near to stocking perfection as human skill can make it. ■ Brennan ÔC Davis ■ Home of Quality Merchandise 11 ft ing to join this excursion party may motor to Auburn, a short distance east of Sacramento in the Sierra foothill country, to leave that point at four o'clock the afternoon of Aug ust 27th. Five of the big trees have been named after Roosevelt, Persh ing, Joffre, Haig and Lardner. The latters name plate will be affixed by the excursion party with appropriate ceremonies. Yosemite National Park and the high Sierra back country is still in joying a record breaking travel. To ifate for the season, 67,381 people have visited the park, only a few hundred less than the entire travel for the previous year when a total of 68,600 was reached. The Indica tions are that a total of more than 80,000 persons will view Yosemite's grandeur before the travel year clos es September 30th. the week at Yosemite was the visit of the secretary of the Interior, Hon. A. B. Fall. The event of Before returning east the Secretary will visit Lake Tahoe, leaving the park over the Tioga Road and following the crest of the Sierras that he may see the wonders of Tan aya Lake, Toulumbe Meadows, Lee vining Canyon and the historic Kit Carson Valley. A spectacular fea ture of entertainment in Yosemite for hte Secretary and his party, and enjoyed by all guests in the Park, was the fire-fall from the mighty Half Dome. Small rivulets of white, red and greén fire, trickled from the brink of the Half Dome, spreading apron-wide over its storm swept vertical front to fall In a torrent more than 4000 feet to the floor of the valley below. An important event of the week in California's Resort Wonderland was the dedication of Bowling Grove" a magnificent stand of Red wods along the State Highway In Humboldt county. The grove was dedicated In honor of Colonel R. C. Bolling, the first officer of high rank to fll during the world .. ïn his address Madison Grant, President of the "Save the Redwoods League urged that similar memorials be tablished as a means of preserving these magnificient treeB. He said, "The men who gave their lives for war. ea ft r WE SHINE WHEN IT COMES TO QUALITY CLEANLINESS AND SERVICE WHILE OUR PRICES ARE AS LOW AS THE LOWEST ,0 :(L » PUR WEEKLY RECIPE SPINACH SOUP. c Ho^Lh 0 ?' 2 q nl 8pinach ' 3 0 bo,lin K water, 1-4 c. butter, 1-3 l ' P6PPer 14 t8p Powered sugar 1-8 tap soda, to whirT h h« IC LT Ver ^ nd C °° k 8plnach 30 minutes in boiling water draTn &dded *' 4 t8p powd< » ed sugar and 1-8 Up soda. bind add°miU thr0Ugh sieve * * dd stock, heat to boiling point bind, add milk, and season with salt and pepper. ' IWOBtDIHUS « WE SEll THE ^Tj.CRQpKETT MERCCQ GROCERIES & MEATS QM*UTV AND SERVICE «* the inheritance that God gave us of mountain, forest, plain and stream, did not give their lives for a field of blackened stumps and we should dedicate our efforts to preserving country worth fighting for." A check of the resort situation In the Feather River Canyon shows that three times as many campers are go ing in to this district as compared with the season of last year. The highways have been much improved from Sacramento to the head of the Feather River Canyon and the auto parks along the route are looking well after the needs of the motor touriBt. Visiting motorists and camp erg are enthusiastic over the hospi tality shown by the various commun ities. a Of more than passing interest to the motor tourist is the announce ment of the opening of the highway to Santa Cruz from San Jose. This is the most beautiful season of the year at the seaside resort of the San ta Cruz and motorists can now reach the favored point direct, which will do away with the detour via San Jaun and Watsonville. A big celebration will tako lace at Los Molinos August 18th upon*com pletion of the State Highway between that place and ChiCo. Construction on this highway has made necessary a bad detour which has been a source of annoyance to tourists coming In to California from the north. Those who wish to travel the "Old Gold Trail" from Sacramento to Ta hoe's wonderland in the high Sierras can now avail themselves of modern facilities of the camping grounds es tablished Just across the river from Truckee. These rounds are to bo equipped with all the conveniences for the comfort of the motor tourist. Arrangements have also been com pleted for camping conveniences along Donner Creek, just west of Truckee so that travellers may have their choice of these two camps. 8o There You Are A celebrated modiste writes: "Don't wear gray If you are past middle age." A still more celebrated milliner. Dame Nature. Insists that you shall.—Ex change. '