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Isabel's Mission
Oovrrichtad. 1907,
b> K. C. ParoeUa.
"It's do use talking to me," laabal
•xrtolmed "Mr mind la fully ma
Jim rose and, limping alowly over to
where the girl sat, stood looking down
upon her Intently. She shifted uncom
fortably under bis gaze and finally
slipped from her chair and fled lgno
mlnlously to the farthest window,
where, she felt sure, Jim, suffering
from his swollen ankle, would not fol
low her.
"And, besides," she continued loftily
M he subsided Into the chair she bad
vacated--"besides, I have no Intention
at ever marrying. I feel that I hate
a mission which Is altogether too Im
"Oh, of course you are shocked—
■Used. In fact. Tom and Sally
both seemingly outraged when I
fold them what I had decided on.
ary one seems to think It's plainly a
girl's mission In life to marry the first
man who condescends to ask her, bat
I have entirely different Ideas on tbs
subject, and I really feel that It Is my
mission to go end help teach those
poor. Ignorant Chinese" -
"To lie and cheat allee aamee U«|
of guileless !
Jim Brinson had never before pro
poned to a girl, and her calm refusal
"Where are you going!" be naked
presently os Mias Amber In haughty
all sues commenced to pin on her hat
"To the poatofflee," Icily. "The letter
announcing my appointment haa cer
tainly arrived by this time."
"Ton sorely ain't going to attempt to
■Me over to Kiowa and beck today!"
"I sorely am."
"Bat look at the weather! Can't you
ana there's e storm coming!"
"Mo, 1 cannot," answered Isabel, don
ning o light jacket. "The day la beau
"Wait an til tomorrow, and one of
to bays can go. And. besides, Tom
your pony out on the range,
ain't a homo loft that you can
1 Intend to ride Firefly," said Mies
Lather shortly.
"Don't attempt to ride that cayuse,"
Joe. "He needs n firm hand
to take the bit In
any old time and go loping off
aftor may stray home he'd spy grailng
an to* range. He ain't got a Uck
aaaaa and would be earn to balk and
Btoeh yon off aooo's the storm strikes
Mb. And there's a bilasard coming;
and that right soon."
"Aa I said before," replied Mire Am
ber, "the day Is perfect—a trifle haay,
hat that la censed by smoke. Firefly
la aa gentle as one could wish. He
to have little
people appear to have as little
about weather and horses
aa Way have common sense," returned
91m to no genial tone.
"Well, as the weetber end horses and
Battle evidently compriee the extent of
a aaw pum4r'« knowledge one ought
net to be expected to excel them In
limited sphere," auswerwd the girt
■ she abruptly left the
air waa deliriously fresh and
"Not the slightest Indication of
and It's aa warm aa oae could
Irish " Isabel murmured to herself as
Mm cantered blithely along tbe deeply
■HUfeed trail. "How coutrary a man Is
tt he's thwarted In any little thing!
*sd Tom and hie wife are Just
Bares eons Hi They think I ought to
nuastitir myself in great tuck to marry
a preape roue cattleman and settle
flewn aa their nearest neighbor. Well,
1 must admit i'll hate to leave them
aa Boon. How quickly those two
amthe have passed! I never thought
I would like Colorado so well." glanc
tog approvingly around the uudulat
lag country "How near the moun
al Yea. lfs big anti free and
but lfs not for uia" and ahi
Absorbed with her meditations, la*
hat failed to notice that a misty veil
waa suddenly drawn before tbe far
•aathlUa. She waa rudely brought to
B realisation of her whereabouts as the
ahem swooped down upon her mails
Matly Firefly waa aimlessly picking
hto way up tbe side of a decidedly un
f-—looking hill. Not a sign of the
Wall waa to be seen. "Aad It was ao
plain a chlkl could follow It" bla rider
flatofalty reflected.
TBs earth became blanketed with
VMM aad surrounding objects grew
fltauaer. It was a new world- a throat
aaftag. confusing, shifting white world.
At tho top of the hlU they mot the
of the first bllaaard of tho
certainly right about the
Isabel admitted ehlvertngly,
waa entirely wrong about Kira
I behaves admirably. It
fault that we are loot. He
the slightest disposition to
The M own gave a whistling shriek
•afldanly there waa a tumultuous
hosnl at something somewhere—a
brief, breathless seusatlou of flying
t^niMk the air—aad then a snowdrift
Boostvad Mias Amber into Its downy
It waa a horrible shock Isabel did
ant ay. She was too stunned and
Mamina tail for that. To think that
Firefly would pitch her off and abandon
bar oa this desolate hill! She had not
the slightest Idea of what direction to
Mbs aad wondered dumbly what
Mb sold da Presently ehe heard the
itwngiag uf bools aad dim
ad a home and rider rapidly bearing
down upon her. Not relishing the pos
sibility of being ruu down, she strug
gled to her feet and uttered a belated j
but frightened shriek.
Isabel," called out Jim's voice as be
reined In bis horse close t*qjde her,
"are you all right?"'
"Ob, yee, I'm all right," she answer
ed sarcastically, sliakiug the snow from
skirts, "but where's my horse?"
"Pretty nigh home by this time If he
keeps up the lick be was going. Lucky
saw him tearing down the hill or I'd
never have thought to look for you np
here. Put on this coat and wrap this
scarf over your ears. Now, climb on
that rock and get up behind line."
"Dock won't carry double," Mid Isa
bel argumentatively.
"He'll have to this time," said Jim
grimly, reining up dose to a lone bowl
der. "Come here and climb on behind.
How put your arms around me—
whoa!" as Dork pitched violently and
Isabel for tbe second time was burled
/nto a bed of suow.
She could bear tbe swish of Jim's
quirt bringing awlft retribution to
Dock aa Jim ngaln forced him close
to tbe rock.
•You're not hurt, Isabel?" anxiously.
"Come on and try It again."
"No, I'm not hurt," reproachfully, '
'bat I prefer to walk." starting off
valiantly. i
"Isabel, If you walk. I'll walk!",
Jlm'a voice was ns decided ns her own.
"Oh. Just as you please," she replied,
trudging obstinately forward.
Jim swung down, took one stride to
ward her, then wavered and clutched
tbe saddle.
The girl caught her breach sharply.
"Why. you can't walk!" she cried
penitently. "I forgot about your lame,
"Will you ride then?" Jim's face
warn white, but he would not give In.
"Tea—oh, yes! Don't stand there
and look like that! Why did you ven
ture on horseback? Yon know the doc
tor forbade It!"
"I'd like to know what would have
become of you If I hadn't come! Now
come on!"
Jim slowly remounted and rode to
the bowlder, where Isabel meekly fol
lowed and mounted ngiln, clinging
desperately In response to Jim's warn
ing to hang on.
"Thla beats walking, don't It?" asked
Jim after a few minutes' blissful
realisation of her clinging nrma.
Isabel, though she made no reply,
certainly did not deny the assertion.
She could not forget Jim's face In
that Instant when he clung to the sad
dle, and she was consumed by a de
sire to know the exact st«te of his feel
Ings toward her. Her mission to Chi
na grew all at once distasteful and
stupid as viewed from behind the
broad back of her brother's partner.
"The atorm's lifting," Jim remarked.
"We'll be home In a little while now."
"What's that?" said Jim. turning his
"Jim, I'm—awfully—sorry."
"Sorry? Because we're atmoet
home? 8o'm i."
The undoubted sincerity of bin tone
aroused Isabel's drooping courage.
"Oh. Jim, I'm sorry I aald I knew
more about boraea and the weather
than you did- and because yon had to
come after me—and and—hurt your
foot again."
"Anything else!"
•'Y-e-a; I'm sorry foir what I aald
about cow punchers and -and—every
Jim managed to turn around enough
to catch a glimpse of her face.
"Isabel, look here. You know what
naked you before you started out on
your wild goose chase. Have you got
different answer now!"
There waa no escape.
"Br- y-e-s"—
"And have you got any mission to
go and teach the heatbeu 1 'hlneaeT"
"No- that to- I"—
Jim groaned helplessly.
"Ami you're stuck there behind me
where I can't—steady, now. Dock.
Reach around here and ktoa me, Isa
bel. If you don't I'll set Dock to buck
lug again."
Isabel, thus Intimidated, made haste
to obey.
A Specimen of Italian Huaver.
The following atory 1s typical of one
kind of Italian humor: Faaolaocl waa
a young Idler. He bad been spending
tey right and toft, and one day
found btiueelf unable to pay hto hotel
blit. Hto father being very close with
hto money, be appealed to hto uncle Iq,
this wise:
Dear t'nclc—If you could cm my ihuM
while 1 write, you would pity me. Do you
know why ? Uccauec 1 have to write for
M> franco and know not how to caper—
my humble gratitude.
No. It Is Impossible to teU you; I prefer
I die.
1 eend you this by a messenger who
awalta an answer.
Believe me. dear uncle, to be your most
obed i ent and aSeotkeiale nephew,
T. A—Overcome with shame for what I
eve written. I hare been running after
the m essenger In order to take the letter,
but I oould not catch up. Heaven grant
l something may happen to stop him
er that thla lector may get lost I
Touched by this appeal, the uncle re
My Beloved Nephew—Console yourself
and blush no longer. Provtdenee heard
your prayer. The messenger loot your
Tour affectionate uncle.
Ael—a In the Deep.
When the coast erosion commission
era visited Walton, oil tbe Naae, recent
ly they were shown a spot north of the
pier and about a tulle from tbe shore
which waa formerly a churchyard. A
quarter of a century ago the tomb
acs could be seen under tbe water
at ebb tide, but since then the sea has
farther encroached, and even when
the tide to extraordinarily low aad the
sea dear the old burying grouxd to
scarcely discernible Crum the aaa level.
— Ioni a n News.
prince™ reforms
President Wilson Would Abolish
Clubs at the University.
New Residential Plan, Ha Believes,
Will Eradicate Many Exieting Evils.
Considers Present Club Life Demoral
izing, Unwholesome—Views of Prince
ton Alumni.
President Woodrow Wilson of Prince
Ion university, who recently told of hi*
plan for the social reorganization of
the university, declare* that at present
cliques and faction* dominate the uni
versity. Ho will abolish the club* and
these combination* and have an equal
number of student* from each class
room in what he call* a quad. Ill*
suggestion* have been adopted by tbe
board of trustees and will soon be put
In operation, nay* a Princeton (N. J.)
dispatch to the New York Time*. Mr.
Wilson say* in part:
"Under our present social organiza
tion there Is a constant, even an In
creasing disconnection between the life
and the work of the university. The
nodal activities of the place not only
have no necessary connection with any
of It* serious task*, but are besides
exceedingly complex and absorbing
and, in fact, absorb the energies of the
most active undergraduates In purely
nnacademlc things.
It ha* become common for sopho
mores a* the end of the academic year
approaches to ask the ndvlce of their
Instructors (now that there Is some
Intimacy of counsel between them) as
to which career they shall choose for
the remainder of their course, the stu
dious or the social.
'The last two years have seen Influ
ences of this kind Increase In strength
at an extraordinary rate and gain a
momentum which makes this the im
perative time of action. It Is clearly
evident to any one who lives in Prince
ton and Intimately touches the life of
the place that these Influences are split
ting classes Into factions and endan
gering that class spirit upon which we
depend for our self government and
for the transmission of most of the
loyal Impulses of tbe university.
'The 'politics' of candidacy for mem
bership In the upper class clubs not
only produces a constant and very de
moralizing distraction from university
duties in freshmen and sophomore ca
reers, but enforces all sorts of ques
tionable customs.
of the classes. The younger classes are
at no point made conscious of the In
terests of the university. Their whoje
thought is concentrated upon Individ
ual ambitions, upon means of prefer
ence. upon combinations to obtain self
ish Individual ends, and the welfare of
the university us against any particu
lar bad custom which will serve that
purpose Is Ignored, labor ns the upper
class men may to point it out and en
force It
"Not only do men In all classes feel
that too great absorption In study will
Involve virtual disqualification for so
cial preferment; they also feel that
the chief objects of their happiness and
their ambition are connected with their
social affiliations, not with the general
Interest of the university.
"If for nothing else than to keep the
classes undivided In spirit, the new
quad divisions would lie preferable to
die present club divisions."
President Wilson tells of his plan to
avoid these things.
"It Is our purpose," he says, "to draw
the undergraduates together Into resi
dential quads. In which they shall eat
as well as lodge together, and In which
they shall, under the presidency of n
resident member of the faculty, rogu
lute their corporate life by some slm
p\» method of self government. For
tMs purpose it would bo uo<<e8sary to
(dace all future dormitories In such re
latiou to those already erected as to
form close geographical units. Every
undergraduate would be required ac
tually to Uve lu his quad--that Is, to
take his meals there as well as to
lodge there. The residents of each
quad would be made up as nearly as
might be of equal numbers of seniors,
Juniors, sophomores and freshmen.
"The object of this arrangement
would l»e to put unmarried member*
of the faculty In residence in the quads
lu order to bring them into close, ha
bltual. natural association with the un
dergraduates. aud so iuttiuately tie the
Intellectual and social life of the place
Into oue another; to associate tbe four
classes in a genuinely organic man
ner and make of the -rlverslt" a real
social Isxly. to the evousiou ui cliques
aud separate class social organisation*
to give to tho university the kind of
common consciousness which appar
ently comes from the closest sort of
social contact to be had only outside
the classroom, and most easily to be
got about a common table and In tbe
contacts of a comniou life.
"I cannot imagine a service to tbe
university which would bring more dto
tlnottou. mure eclat, throughout the eo
tlre university world, or which would
give to our present clubs a |H>sition of
greater Interest and Importance In tbe
history at academic life in America."
Among Princeton men in New York
tbe announcement made by Dr. Wood
raw Wilson, presideut of the nuirersl
ty, that, with tbe aid of the trustee*,
be Intended to abolish tbe college clubs,
, formed tbe liveliest topic that ha* been
Bader discussion since the preceptorial
system was launched, says the New
, York Herald.
Dr. Wilson's plan was debated vlg
orouaty aa to Its wisdom, but tbnxigh
I eat the discussion there was a '.em
it to not at all Ukely say
tbe plan hr
organized opposition to
tbe alumni win develop.
At tbe Princeton club the proposed
change waa much discussed. William
W. Phillips, treasurer of tbe club aad
president of tbe board of trustees of
the Cap and Gown club at Princeton,
which will be abolished by the inaugu
ration of the new plan, said;
"Tbif: change will be revolutionary,
and, because It smashes tradition*, If
for no other reason, It ha* been and
will be adversely received by many.
We remember, however, that when Dr.
Wilson Installed the preceptorial sys
tem—an Americanization of the Oxford
Idea—the adverse criticism waa strong,
and yet, revolutionary as that plan
was In this country, It is now ac
knowledged to be a signal success.
The president's farsightedness and
wisdom in that instance will go far
toward bringing him support from the
alumni body In his present plana.
"At Princeton there are thirteen
clubs, with memberships of thirty up
per class men each. The Greek letter
fraternities were abolished In 1873 and
the club plan Inaugurated In 1670,
when the Ivy club was started. Of
the 7,000 alumni I do not believe more
than one-fifth belong to clubs.
"I have no doubt Dr. Wilson has seen
signs of tbe division of classes into
cliques through the existence of so
many clubs, and this division he prop
erly seeks to prevent Democracy has
prevailed at Princeton, so Princeton
men think, to a greater extent than
at tbe other large eastern institutions,
and this democratic feeling should be
fostered. Its perpetuation unquestion
ably is what the president is striving
"Of course the proposed change will
be radical. Breaking up present club
groups and creating quads of 100 will
cause a good many shocks to sentiment
and memory. With the membership
of the clubs the faculty had nothing to
do; with the membership of the quads
It will have everything to do.
"Among the alumni there will be
good deal of protest. Officially the
alumni body can do nothing If the col
lege authorities decide to go ahead, but
It can exert influence. My opinion,
however, is that after sober second
thought the alumni will stand behind
Dr. Wilson and the trustees virtually
to a man. They are for Princeton first,
Dr. Wilson second and themselves aft
William Edwards, deputy commla
i sloner of street cleaning for Manhat
tan and former Princeton football star,
j had this to say;
'The clubs have brought this
themselves, at least In part The trou
ble lies In their number. As they In
creased they took up more and more
! of the men'B time. The alumni, how
ever, do not favor total abolition of the
clubs, tar that means the disrupting of
our traditions.
"If the honor system apd the system
of faculty supervision as at present In
force were held to, It would be an
Canal Worker Said It Would Mako
Him Happy, and Ho Got It.
John Baylor, formerly a plumber of
Poughkeepsie, who has been In
Panama for some time, has good rea
son to remember President Roosevelt.
When the president visited the canal
zone, Baylor stood In line with others
waiting to shake hands with him.
Mra. Roosevelt, struck by the fine ap
pearance of tbe youDg American,
called her husband's attention to him.
Tbe president then turned to Baylor
and asked him If he suffered any hard
"I would be happy but for one
thing." answered tbe plumber.
"What la that?" Inquired tbe presi
"I'd give anything for a mattress to
sleep on."
'Tan will have one. my boy," re
sponded tbe president, with a warm
grip of Baylor's hand. That night
there was a fine mattress awaiting
Baylor at the house where he lived
with other workmen.
At Oyster Bay.
The woodpile crashed and shivered,
Tho blows fell loud and fast.
The air cried out and quivered.
A thousand chlpe flew past.
"What means this mighty chopplngP
1 asked In great surprise.
Tho natives said. "It'e only Ted,
A-gvtUn' exerciae."
The heyrirk. roaring proudly.
Shook sudden to Its heart;
I heard a voice yeti loudly.
"Stand ready with the cart!"
I rrh-d: "Who's that beneath It?
Will he not come to harm T'
The natives said. "It's only Ted.
A* timberin' his arm."
The Arm ground started rooking
And shaking to and fto;
It trembled til! 'teas shocking.
From many a far. strange blow
I moaned: "The earth is quaking!
8ee how it starts and aqulrme!"
The natives said. "It's only Ted.
A-diggln' flshtn' worm*."
Adown the lane came dashing
A heated, eve-glassed man.
Whose lance front teeth were __
O'er warm thoughts a* he ran.
"Why speeds he so"' I naked__
"That sweater round his cheat?"
flke natives said. "It's only Ted.
A-takln' of his rest."
— Richmond
Novelty In Hunting Lodges.
A hunting lodge Is being built at
Mount Tabor, Vt„ for Stephen Clark of
New York. It will be constructed of
logs cut on the premises, which will be
left in tlietr rough state, says the New
York Times. A unique Idea governs
the arrangements of the rooms, the
largest being In the center and sup
rounded by smaller ones, some of
which are to be divided for bunka,
making a balcony along two side*,
automobile road fifteen mile* long will
carry guests from the lodge to the rail
road. Tbe land on which the camp to
being laid out is a large tract and <
that offers flue fishing and banting.
Banking Security
is what tbe depositor is looking for. Absolute safety,
with four per cent interest is better to many than higher
rates and risks. We offer the interest and the security
for your business. Call and let os talk it over with yon.
Coeur d'Alene Bank & Trust Co.
Have You Conquor Mining Stock
We wish to take 5 months' option on all stock, paying
10 per cent down and balance of 15 cents per share at end
of option.
A. H. Anderson
Henry Heyn
D. W. Dorchester
White Star
Navigation Comp'y
Fiqure with us for your
sprinq business on the
A Wise
Of your toilet prepara
tions will •: • * ' ^
yonr personal comfort dur
ing the warm weather. See
our window of Colgates
Toilet Water and Talcum
Power. Try the toilet water
in your bath, also use the
talcum powder freely and
the result will be all that
you can wish. Toilet water
in all popular odors 25 and
50 cents. Talcum powder,
25 cents.
Coeur d'Alene
Drug Store
Ph. 0. Prop.
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Leaves Electric dock at
10:00 a. m. daily for
Mica Bay. Returning
at 1:30'
The Sceaic Trip ot the Lake
Suter & Son
215 Lakeside SL
Highest Price Paid
They Do Not Cost $75
Latest Model of
Sitter aad W. W. Sewiag Machines
Call at store and examine
206 4th Street Coeur d'Alene
Second Hand Good s
Teats a Specialty JI8 Coear d'Aleae SL
Phoac: Bell. 1421
Here to Stay
We are not going to leave
the city but will stay and give
the citizens of Coeur d'Alene
as good a show for the money
as they have ever seen.
Special attraction for this
week. Come and have a
hearty laugh. Two electric
fans to keep you cool.
Cue mile of motion pictures
and a beautiful illustrated
song. <
SI Vaudette
Black Tent near Idaho
The Home Elec
tric Supply Co.
Carries in stock all kind* of elec
tric 1 goods, chandliers, globes, shades,
brackets, dry batteries, electric .flat
irons, desk fixtures, lamps, cord,
boat supplies. Wire |buildingz, repair
any thing electrical.
21 ,'f Fourth St. Coeur d'Alene
Railroad Ties
Cedar Poles
Telephone Poles
Telegraph Poles
Supply of
Mill Wood
always on hand
io5 Second St I
Coeur d'Alene Bunk ft Trust]
Launches Wilma and Clipper froa
Coeur d'Alene Boat Houae.
rates to parties.

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