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The Shadow of the Sheltering Pines
A New Romance of the Storm Country By GRACE MILLER WHITE Copyright by the H. K. Fly Company TONY'S OATH. Synopsis—Lonely ami friendless, Tonnlliel Devon, living on a canal boat with a brutal fattier and a f worn-out. discouraged mother, wan ders Into a Salvation army hall at Ilhnra, N. Y. There she meets a young Salvation army captain, rhlllp Macfauley. Uriah Devon, Tony's father, returns to the boat from a protracted spree and an nounces he has arranged for Tony to marry Reginald flrown, a worth less companion. Jects, and Uriah bents her Their quarrel reveals that there 's a se cret between them In which Tony Is the central ligure. Tony refuses to marry Reginald and escapes a heating by Jumping Into the lake Tony finds a baby's picture with offer of reward for Its delivery to Doctor Pendlehaven. She delivers the picture and the doctor visits her mother Devon ob CHAPTER VI—Continued. In another moment the girl hud stripped off her wet clothes, had blown nut the light nnd was In bed beside her mother. When Edith was assured the girl slept, she crawled out of the bed and lighted the lamp. She tried to collect her thoughts, to lay a plan for the fu ture for herself and husband. John Pendlehaven bail been there! Pendle haven, the one man In the world she dreaded the mention of! And Tony had said he would come hack tomor row ! She turned and looked at the sleep ing face, half-hidden In the blankets. She hud stolen this child from her father, and now slu> line! to escape the con sequences of her wicked deed. She had to go away, nnd that quickly, she hi d dared to face her husband's wrath, she would have, then nnd there, communicated with Until Peti dlehnven. She reached out nnd touched Tonnl hel's face. if "Baby, •ake up." she said. Inrlln, "I want to nsk yon something!" Tony opened her slumber-laden eyes nnd smiled. "Don't go to sleep again." exclaimed Mrs. Devon, hoarsely. "Tell me lids. Do you honest believe what you said about that thing on the card? Almut It bein' holy?" "Yep," asserted Tony, with droop ing eyelids. "You don't want to hurt Uriah nnd me, do you. honey?" The girl shook her bend slowly, nod a doubtful shadow settling In her eyes, seemed to make her wider awake. "I wouldn't hurt you. dnrlln'." site replied at length, "but sinnet hues, when daddy's heatin' you, ! feel like whackin' the life out of him. Why. today—" Edith stopped her hy a tug at her sleeve. "If you swore by that card you brought. I mean If you took an oath, would you keep It?" she asked 'innrse ly. "You bet I would." There was amazement, surprise and eagerness In the young voice. "Didn't you tell me the feller said Jesus was a holv bird?" Tony nodded. Mrs. Devon gripped her Angers nhout the girl's arm. "Mehbe he's In the Dirty Mary lien only you enn'i see hint, baby dear?" Tlie woman's voice was slvlv toned, hut she shivered In superstition. "He's right Itéré." affirmed the girl, thinking of u hoy's earnest uplifted face nnd vihrnnl assurances. "Then say nfler tie what I'm thinkin' of." said Edith. Tony lifted her eyes to her mother's, hut drew Imek when she discovered how terrible she looked, white like dead person. "T swear hy the livin' Jesus." began Edith, nnd then she paused. "Say It." she hissed. n "I swear hy the livin' Jesus." Tony repeated fenrfullv. "I swear to my mummy never to say nothin' mean against Uriah De von. my daddy," went on Mrs. Devon. Tony repented this. too. almost frightened Into tits She had never seen her mother look and act so terlously. "Now sny this, keepln' in your mind you'll he blasted to hell If you break your word, 'I won't never tell that my father beat my poor mummy, or that he's a thief and n liar— tearless rob hurst from the Ups and brought an oincnlatlon front the girl. ntys A thick votnnn's "1 swear to It all. honey mummy," she cried. "You believe dnrlln'. don't you?" "Tes, I believe you." replied Edith. bed. nnd go to me. Edle. dully. "Crawl Irit elecp. bahy dear." Shlverlngly Tony Devon got hack tinder the blanket. Then for more than an hour there was silence on the canal boat, silence that was broken only by tlie night noises outside Then, extremely veak. the prepared herself to go out. her n long time to write a note slip hnd to leave was finished -In woman It took for Minv. nm! **hon thnt money l'vlded the iiiiiiiimiiimimiiiiiiiiiiHiuiiiiiiHmiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiimmiiiiiiiir boat where she Is so your daddy can And her. I love you. darling. Remem her about your swearing not to tell' on your Pop, and don't tell I'm gone to And him. Tonnlbel gave a gasping sob. They had all gone and left lier stranded in a land of strangers. Because It was no longer her home, she began to love the silent old canal boat, and to wish with all her soul that Uriah and Edith would eome walking down the cabin steps. For a long time she sat thinking, looking out over the water, sometimes with tears Hooding her lids, sometimes dry-eyed with fright. After a while she got up, took Giissle to the lake, where, much to the little animal's disgust, slie washed lier with a scrubbing brush and soap. Then she carefully washed herself, letting lier feet and legs hang over the end of the dock until they, too. were as clean as her little friend. It was while she was sitting there with tiie pig In her arms that a canoe the doctor had left and stole softly from the boat It was In llie full blaze of a morning sun that Tonnlbel opened her eyes nnd looked around the cabin. The other bunk was empty, and her mother was not In the cabin. In her night clothes, Tonnlbel went to the deck, shouting tile name. "Edith," her strong young voice repeating itself hack from the woods In echoes. Then she went down stairs again nnd began to dress hastily, and every moment lier fear was growing. She spied the note pinned to the lamp handle and stared al il mutely as if dreading to know Its contents, hut she unpinned it with An gers that seemed to he all thumbs. Her legs were shaking so she had to sit down to read It. "Tony tlenr," it began. "I'm going to look up Uriah. I took part of the money. We might need some. You can go to work some whores If I don't come hack. Maybe some day you'll see me. Leave the MUMMY." ,/ R Wm u % ( a to A Canoe Slipped Under the Overhang ing Trees slipped under the nverhnngliig trees and earn»* toward the canal boat swlft I.V. She watched It coming with no show of Interest. Directly In front of her the paddle remained suspended, and the boat came to a stop. Tonni bel's heart thumped, then seemed to fall ti right « the pit of her stomach, before Here, was the Salvation her man "How do you do?" he said, smiling 11 her. "1 si*e you're having a nice Ime." Tn nihH «I 00k hor Ih jmI. nfr»*r, nwl «lu» tvplItMl n I most sullenly. Hv •» skillful twist *< 'milpv <lr«»\v the "V,| 1 < ïussje ain't. *f the paddle. I'ldlip Mi canoe close dock "Is Ids 'hi- hoar you told me you h ast-.-d, "limbing up be side her and holding the canoe fast by lived rope "Yes. the Dirty Ton it dad. Mary." answered •atch In her • "Now I live on her. I n w ith a VO can to day.' "What ,1, n hr 'now von " h- asked. Vfi live on her' "1 -n't tills your hoin<*' > D'dn't * no tell eu The girl's dark head drtvqvd. nnd the shower of curls tied?" almost Guss'e to her short h<nd legs dropped -dloi.th covered Tears ml .I looked at 'd-d ! I'lUMp toilet o | hcr g ntiy. "W! your mother?" he questioned. She lifted her lit him through her tear- to confide In some want to tell him. hut th" oath si e'd taken on the gentle Christ fln-d her mind. re's Sim • «he did one y es il into "She ain't home just at present," she replied In a low voice. Oh .how she wanted to ask him If he knew of any work she could do ! As If he had read her thoughts, he asked abruptly, "Can I do anything for you? I brought yon this." She made a slight movement with her head but aceepted the enrd he e\ tended. Then there drifte»! over the lulet | summer day the tolling of the chimes ! from the university clock on the campus of Cornell. She bent forward to listen. It struck one, and drawing her feet from the water, she got up. She had promised to be at Pendlehu ven place at two o'clock. "I got to go now," she said apolo getically. "Much obliged for bringing me some more salvation, mister : Mehbe I'll see you again some time. Mebbe I will." "When?'' demanded Philip, the blood running swiftly to his face. He felt a sudden renewed Interest In the sol emn girl, and lie didn't want her to leave him at all. "I dunno," she answered, putting Oussle under one arm. "I mightn't be home when you come." "Can I come tomorrow?" the boy urged. "Yep. you can come," suld Tonnlbel. with tilling throat, "but If there's nny one around, don't stop." This was all the warning she dared give him. Then she paused long enough to see him jump Into the canoe, and for a few minutes she stood watching the cruft as it danced away on the water toward Ithaca. Then she started for the doctor's. CHAPTER VII. Tony Finds a New Home. Many a person turned In the street and looked at the bnrehended and bare footed girl as she ntnde her way through the city with a little pig snug gled In her anus. Tonnlbel was hurry ing to Pendlehaven place, for she had promised Doctor John she'd come to his office at two o'clock that after noon, and, If she didn't, he might take it Into his head to visit the Dirty Mary. When John Pendlehaven came in and saw her he noted how pale she was. "Your mother," he began— "She's gone away Tony. "Didn't you see her this morning? If she was able to get up, then she's better. Isn't she? Is she?" Tonnlbel bobbed her head. "I guess so," she mumbled. "When I woke up, she was gone, went to find—" She hesitated, then ran on, "to see some one we know. So me and Gussie come to tell you she's better." "Sit down," urged the doctor. Again the curly head shook lively. "I got to go," she told him, swallow ing hard. "I Just got to go." Then us her homelessness pressed down upon he,, she began to tremble, convulsive sobs shaking her from head to foot. The doctor forced her Into a chair. "There." he said sympathetically. "Now tell me what has happened." "I can't," came In a gasping sigh. "But mummy's gone away, mehbe for ever, nnd I got to find work. And— and I don't know how." Doctor Pendlehaven looked at her thoughtfully. All through the night the wan face had haunted hint. Suddenly Tonnlbel put her hand In to her blouse. "I brought imek what's left of the she said, holding It out. You don't care »hont that, do you? She needed It aw ful. mummy did ! this because I dickered with you last night about the picture, and you done your share." visitin'," gasped "I don't know where she Is." I guess she nega money," "Mummy took some. But I couldn't kee[ "Kee| 1 It," exclaimed Doctor John huskily. "No. ' said Tonnlbel. "I couldn't ever sleep a wink If I did." th rust the roll of hills Into his hand giving a long sigh ns If she were glad to he rid of It. It might have been tills action on her part that brought to quick frulti tlie resolve Hint had begun to live the nighl before when Doctor Pendlelm ven had tramped along the boulevard to Ithaca. From what she had told him now. she had been left alone. Then there whs no one to ask permission of to help her. "Where's your father?" abruptly. "I dunno," answered fonnihel, n lit tie sulkily, speak of Uriah t And she on he said. She didn't Intend ever to anyoue. "Then you are ail alone, now that your mother's gone? you haven't any relatives?" "Not anybody." she hesitated, least, not now. Not anybody but Gus slo-IMglet here." Do I understand "n i She touched the little animal with exquisite tenderness. Doctor I'endle haven leaned over and. placing one finger under the girl's chlu. raised her face to his. "Come with me," he said softly. Tonnlbel followed him through what seemed to her long miles of hnlls When he ushered her Into a room and closed the door, she stood a taking in all Its magnificence. The at mosphere was laden with a heavy per fume of flowers, and then she saw something else. moment A man lay partly propped up In bed, his burning gray eye., staring at her. "There! Now i'll teach you le I to bite 'IC Br» « iMiMLD.j WORLD'S NEWS RETOLD BRIEFLY IMPORTANT NEWS OF BOTH HEMISPHERES BOILED DOWN TO LAST ANALYSIS. FOR INSTANT READING : Brief Notes Covering Happenings in This Country and Abroad That Are of Legitimate Interest to All the People. The anthracite coal strike May 1 seems most likely. Heavy Snow Near Portland. Eighteen inches of new snow fell recently over the territory along each bank of the lower Columbia river dis tricts. Nebraska Octogenarian Marries. William H. Jones, bachelor inmate of the soldiers' home, 81 years old, was married recently at Grand Island, Neb., to Mrs. Nellie Woods. The bride is many years younger than Mr. Jones. Want All Baptist Eggs. Baptist women in the farm districts of Iowa have been asked to contribute the last two Sundays in March to help finance home and foreign missions. Such contributions would add $55,000 to the fund. Will Sell Cantonments. All of the temporary cantonments erected at Fort Stevens, Oregon, to ac modate the hundreds of troops in training there during the World war are to be sold by the government at public auction about May 1. World Demands U. S. Spruce. The demand for clear spruce lum ber in the orient. Europe and on the Atlantic seaboard is said to be in creasing and as a result considerable quantities of it are being assembled at the port terminals on the Pacific coast. Fewer Ride on Trains. Passenger traffic on class one rail roads during 1921'was 20 per cent less than in 1920, according to reports com piled recently by the carriers for the interstate commerce commission. A similar condition was reported last month as to freight traffic. Disarmament Saves England. Lieutenant Colonel Leopold Amery, parliamentary and financial secretary of the admiralty, in presenting the naval estimates in the house of com mons said the savings resulting from the Washington conference would amount to 15,200,000 pounds sterling. Schools Teach Boys Cooking. Camp cooking classes for boys only have been introduced into four public schools at Portland, Ore. barred. Oirls are The boys are being taught only to cook the sort of dishes that are suitable for preparation out of doors on the open fire or the stove. camp Hired As Beggars. Two crippled women, a little crip man ap pled boy and an armless peared In court in New York city recently as witnesses against John ELECTRIC WE SELL, INSTALL AND REPAIR Lighting riant», Mutor». Ornera -amp», Washers, Etc. EDISON BAT will work on any electric plant; last 20 year«. Lead plate batteries and parts for all FARM ELECTRIC PLANTS. 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WASHINGTON Stefan, who admitted he employed the four to beg for him. Their wages, he said, were $3 a day. board and liquor, ! "when they wanted it." They agreed to give him alt the money that tinkled into their tin cups. more than '$3,000,000 annually were asked by the Wenatchee Valley Fruit exchange, in a complaint heard before H. C. Hillyer, interstate commerce commission examiner. The applies-1 tion was directed against the Great Northern and other lines over which fruit is distributed from St. Paul, FAMOUS PRINCESS FLAT BROKE - All New York Wonders Where Fatima Has Gone. NEW YORK.—The Princess Fatima, sultana of Kaboul in Afghanistan, for saken by her lawyer, bereft of her 44 carat diamond and denied further shel Ask Fruit Rate Reduction. Freight rate reductions on fruit which it was said would aggregate Minn. ter by her unpaid landlady, stepped into a taxicab here to drive to the steamer City of Lahore and embark with her three young princelings for a voyage to Bombay in a suite furnished by the British government — but she never reached the pier. She is secluded somewhere and those who knew how her fortune of a few months ago had ebbed away doubted that her purse held the cost of bed and board. It was said she had decided to stay and try to recover her big diamond held for duty by Uncle Sam. FARMER LOSES MONEY ON HAY BY CARLOAD Senator Arthur Capper, chosen as the leader of the Farm Bloc to suc ceed Senator William S. Kenyon of Iowa, who resigned from the senate to accept appointment on the federal bench, promises to put even more pep into the bloc by bringing sharply to public attention concrete cases show ing the exploitation of farmers and the necessity for nonpartisan support for agriculture. Almost before he has settled him self for action the senator points out the case of a farmer named Kantz who sent u carload of alfalfa hay to Kansas City, Mo., for sale. Quoting from the report of the commission merchant these facts come to light: "The hay sold for $196.20. War tax freight, plucking, watching and com mission footed up to $99.39." The balance left for Kantz $96.81, or $3 a ton, the exact price it cost the farmer to bale the hay. The hauling cost the farmer $1.50 a ton. The cost of cutting, stacking and irri gating the crop also had to be paid. The farmer did all the work, he got down to figures, not counting his own time or the value of his land Kantz found he had sold 21,800 pounds of hay in the Kansas City market through the regular channels and had lost $2.50 a ton in the transaction. The railroad made money hauling the hay, the commission man made money handling the hay, an army of small employes made money in nectlon with the transaction, the gov ernment made money taxing the transaction, and the man who did all the work lost $2.6« a ton. was When con AUDITS COSTS 8YSTB1CS LANE, BELL & GILL Public Accountant« federal Tas Advlaora Emolre Stete Solldirx Spokini. Weak. Your Spokane Home THE HALLIDAY HOTEL Headquarters for Farmers and Wheat Grower« JOE PEDDICORD, Proprietor Model Cafe OPEN ALL NIGHT SPOKANE'S HIGH CLASS FAMILY RESTAURANT Come and Bring the Family 710-11-12-14 Sprague Ave. Orange Label Tea Your lips can't get to the cup fast enough! A cup of thia superior tea will prove a friend to every man. When exhausted native ™n. for something soothing, quiet mg and sustairing-reniember. Kidgways Tea. Al a, mM In I Ik..'/,It. mi % Ik. TINS Spaetal Trial Tie 10c 5Th e Rrrf Tkmf Y*U Tk»k O0 4 fZidguays Tea Among theChickens W. B. Buchanan, poultry of the Washington State college7"' recent talk at Auburn, Wash 0 l ln * some splendid advice to the nouî" 1 * men. Mr. Buchanan gave four tUtr * why chicl [ s dle In the shell t are ' Lack of vigor in parent j lack of l ,r °P er ventilation; i ac |. I l> r<, P er control of moisture; nmj j ngu( ficlent cooling and turning 0 f mude u tew suggestions as t 0 lnatu,e breeding stock, allowing ! to run out of doors * a *«o to b ed * for vigor rather than eggs. Incubator should be kept in well ventilât^ | rooms - In ord e r t<> control the nJ? ! ture - the air cells of the eggs sh 0lU j | be *"«Pected. If the cells are too Ur., there is not enough moisture. Thu may be supplied by either keeping tfo d ' rt doors moist or keeping moist sanj trays l' 1 tbe nursery, or by sprtnklin tbe ®M 8 ' They »lock; e Sgl. using t ^ woman at Winlock, Wash., j year Purchased day-old chicks from i au outside poultryman, according to ^ Buchanan, extension specially for fourteen cents each. 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