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Virginia Lanes
(Continued from last Sunday.)
A Hospitable Bandit.
Tho helicopter commanded the
attention of Captain Harrod; his
bare toes buried in the sand, he
stood gazing after it, as after hav
ing brought Virginia Suarez, it had
risen as by some sort of negative
gravity, and shot out to sea with
ftl engines firing like a gatling;
■jto fier it was now disappearing
«cF£n the watcher's sight after the
manner of a lost toy baloon.
Theodore Carson, being young,
ignored the machine. He stared for
a moment in amazement at the
prostrate girl, then took her ten
derly in his arms, carrying her to
ward the hidden cabin. At the
steepest spot Captain Harrod over
took him; hut the young man paid
no heed to offers of aid, wading
Iteadily on to the door, which the
captain unlocked and opened, stand
ing aside for Carson and his inter
esting burden. Theodore took her
into the large single room, laid her
softly on a clean-looking lied oov-
cred with a Navajo blanket, smooth'
Ed the white skirt down decorous
ly, removed the long pin and laid
aside the red hat, seeming
scarcely to know what he was do
ing. There she lay like a dead bird,
her plumage unruffled; for the
while sand had Shaken from her
dress and she looked unsoiled and
•pure, and hopelessly si ill.
"She is dead!" Bald Theodore, in
a hushed voice.
"Oh, Ah reckon not!" replied the
eaptaln. "You ort to do something!
She's ■ wounded!"
"What can I do?"
A child asked to put to rights a
power-loom, a perfecting press, a
telautograph, or any other complex
and delicate contrivance, might
have used the same tone. The cap
tain approached, put his hands be
hind him, and looked, bat in hand.
"Is her heart beat in'?" he in
"I don't know!" cried Carson,
twisting his fingers, "I don't
"All reckon," said the captain, in
an awed whisper, "that she
wouldn't keer- seem' how things is
- if you'd listen an' see, Mlste'
Carson laid his ear lightly to the
white blouse. Some fluttering he
seemed to feel; but he could not be
certain, Harrod brought water in
a watering pot, which he seemed
to have planned to use as upon a
lily or rose.
"Do il beat?" he asked.
"I can't |ell," said Carson, "nor
whether it's my pulse or hers that
beats. Oh, I wish- what do they
generally do. Captain?"
"They's some paht o' (hey frock
thai always has to be unrove, ain't
they?" inquired tho captain anx
"Captain," said Carson, the per
spiration standing on his brow.
"I'm going out on the gallery for
air. You do what has to be done,
Captain or she may die!"
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sults, Watson K. Coleman, patent
lawyer, Washington, i>. c.
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caveats, trademarks, drawings, tns
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tor appointments evenings.
Second Hand Goods
O. K. Furniture Exchange, 0522 Mon
roe -1 Second-hand goods bought
and sold, l'hone. Maxwell 2487.
MeMrlde Co., 0809 Monroe, handles nil
kinds of furniture; buys and sells.
Phone, Maxwell 37 1.
If you want to buy or sell furniture
call J. A. lllodnian. Main 4686.
338 Post street.
Wood Sawing
Marl in Amundsen, wood sawing:
reasonable charges. Phone Main
4T.il KM? Third.
Portugal Port
$1.00 Full Quart
25c Half Pint
"Put. some watah on huh fare,
ftuh," said the captain, in judicious
avoidance of extreme measures.
"Ah don't, reckon this hyah's a ease
fo' vi'lent o' conse'vative remedies.
I'll uncork that ha'tsho'n bottle!"
Carson pressed the wet towel to
the girl's face; the captain held n[
bottle labeled "ammonia" to her
i nostrils; she gasped, drew a quiv
ering sigh, opened her eyes, and
MW over her head a sloping roof on
Which the mud-wasps were plying
their masonry, rude walls of rough
boards, a rack or guns, some lustra,
ments nautical looking to her un
schooled eyes; A tall, rough-look-'
j ing, sailor-like man stuffing Hie |
cork in a bottle of pungent emana
tion, and young face which would
have been girlish had it not been
ifor the little blade mustache and j
| thf deep coat of tan. The older
! man was looking at her in a father
ly way. and (he young one was
j sponging her forehead, his face near
hers. She sat up suddenly, felt'
her coiffure, and looked about for
her hat.
"You have had a fall, madam,"
said ('arson, "and are shaken up a
Utile; but you are safe and among
"Oh, thank you," she said, in a
tone of the most correct formality.
"It's ever so kind of you, sir—l —l —
I—Oh, I thought I was lost! 1
thought I —Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!
On o-h!"
Suddenly, from the police com
monplaces of speech, she broke
Into hysterical screaming. Then
she bowed her face in her hands as
if to shut out some terrifying sight,
and moaned and shivered piteouslv,
asking them to pardon her, promis
ing to be calm presently, sometimes
looking up for a moment with a
smile forced through the horror
stamped on her face by memory of
the ordeal through which she had
passed, and then breaking down in
to hysterical crying again. Captain
Harrod poured a stiff glass of red
liquid from a bottle, diluted ie, and
took it to the shuddering girl, who
looked pathetically up into his face
for a moment, swallowed it obed
iently, and coughed as if strangled
by it.
"And now," said Mr. Parson, "we
will leave you, if you will excuse
us. I'lease feel at ease. You are
quite safe, and the cabin is yours.
We are in all ways at yo' service.
The captain here is my friend, and
we belong to a race that sees a sis
ter in every helpless lady. 1 think
you will desire to sleep; and I hope
you may awake refreshed; after
which we shall place ourselves mo'
definitely under your command."
. She looked at him questioningly.
The softness of his voice, his little
inconsistent lapses into dialect as
he uttered the old-fashioned chival
ric sentiments won her trust.
"Ah'd He down, ma'am," suggest
ed tii*' captain, "ontll that medicine
gits a chance to wuk. Qood-by,
Virginia lay back and closed her
eyes; hut the potion brought no
drowsiness. Her face grew hot, and
she knew her eyes would shine if
she opened them, with a brilliancy
quite fascinating to (he young man
witli the little black muslaoho. The
act that she thought of this startled
her. Was she growing flighty with
fever? Why (his abnormal hilarity
of spirits, in the exaltation of which
all anxiety departed? She was un
able to dwell long in thought on the
uncertainty and grief of her aunt at
ICO losing her, first into the sky, and
then, supposettiy, into the Oulf.
I What difference did it make? The
world grew unaccountably roaeate
with hope; more joyous because
she could not tell why. The one
insistent impulse of the moment
was to burst forth into song—re
strained with difficulty by dwelling
on the bad form of Vocalization.
She was tltre, however, that she
was about to do something shock
ingly unladylike, Perhaps it was
the ozone of the immense altitude
of the helicopter. The room seemed
afloat on the waves (bat reared
outside, but this si ruck her as ex
tremely jolly. Really, It appeared
50c Pint
3 Stores
• selfish to enjoy this funny abera
tion of the nervous system alone.
Her old, old friends outside—the
I young man with the girl's face, and
his bewhiskered companion, the re
i lations of both of whom to her past
life seemed vague just now, though
they were undoubtedly old and
dear friends- she would hunt them
up and talk with them. She rose,
'and walked out unsteadily upon the
; veranda, and saw Mr. Carson and
th*> captain sitting idly just be
yond earshot of the cabin. They
[came to her respectfully,
j "I came out to thank you, sir,"
said Virginia flightily, "for your he
roic behavior —heroic, romantic,
• mediaeval behavior! Don't my eyes
look funny?"
She turned up her face to his ap
pealingly, her cheeeks flushed, her
pupils dilated.
"I beg of you not to mention it,
madam," urged Mr. Carson, with in
finite solicitude. "But may I not
insist upon your allowing me to
escort you back to your room?"
Virginia took his arm, leaning
upon it with much of he not incon
siderable weight, and as they paced
across the veranda, with a mis
chievous expression in her face, she
whirled him off into a few turns
of a waltz. Suddenly grave, she
then resumed the march into the
cabin, exhibiting every sign of
weakness in the knees. Carson was
pale with anxiety at these symp
toms, so at variance with those ex
"Lovely dance," she said, "lovely!
So dear of you! I could waltz for
ever —with you!"
"Thank you," said Theodore
gravely. "It would be an honah
beyond estimation "
"But just a little teeney bit pokey
after a few centuriesf" she queried
"Not in the least!" he exclaimed
reassuringly. "Quite the contrary.
And now, may I beg you to lie down
until you are quite restored?"
Virginia sat upon the bed.
reached down to lift her skirts with
the Upward swing of her feet into
the position for reclining, and tum
bled into the young man's arms
with a laugh. She knew she was
doing extraordinary things, but did
not care a jot.
of me!" she said.
"But you'll forgive me?"
I feel sure," said Carson, look
ing down gravely, "that if you
would compose yourself and try to
"if some one would sit by me."
said she. "I'm perfectly sure—sit
by me, and hold my hand "
"Just close yo' eyes," he re
plied, "and If you don't
drop asleep, I'll, I'll — At pres
ent, 1 think I'd better read to
"So good of you," said she. "In
tellectual soporific. That looks
like a sleepy book."
"It is," stiid Carson, taking up a
great quarto volume. "Let me read
on from where I stopped, chapter
four. 'In most dynamos—' "
"My hand —" said she, dropping
it on the blanket. "It's cold."
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cultivation, 11-I 1 -- miles to Glenrose station. Easy
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16 acres good black soil, f) miles from city, three
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targe barn, 3 chicken bouses, ."> acres 5-year-old bear
ing orchard; - good wells and windmill; team,
wagon, hack and machinery; SO chickens, . . .$5500
acres on Peone Prairie, all good land ami over
half under cultivation; .'5-room house, barn, chicken
house; small orchard; 24 acres in fall wheat, alfalfa
and timothy; 10 acres ready for crop; small creek
across corner of place; fine well with brick
curl >ing $4500
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The Season Is Now at Its Best—Good Music.
Admission 10c.
Theodore took the hand a mo
ment —and covered it with the
"That doesn't warm it much,"
said she. "I think you're funny!"
" 'In most dynamos," ' read the
young man hastily, " 'the princi
ple of reduplication is involved;
that is, commencing with a very
small amount of residual mag
netism in the field-mugnets, the
inductive action between them and
the revolving armature results in
the production of a feeble cur
rent—' "
"Feeble magnetism," said the
girl, opening her eyes and look
ing at him with sleepy reproach.
"Quite so!"
"' —a feeble current in the
coils,'" read Theodore stolidly.
" 'The current may be made to
pass through—' " And he plodded
on and on, never lifting his eyes,
reading of compound-wound, series
wound and shunt-wound dynamos,
until Captain Harrod, tiptoeing in.
foi.nd Virginia asleep, and took
away the book.
Theodore rose in relief at this
respite from the problem of tne
sUv-maiden, darkened the windows,
and went out.
"Have you any game in the
larder??" he asked.
"All them partridges you shot
last night, suh," replied the cap
The "partridges'" were plump lit
tle bob-whites of the rosemary
snub, fat by feeding on the small,
oily, yellow berries. The two men
dressed them in silence.
"She'll be shipshape when she
wakes Bp," said the captain, at
"I hope and pray she may. She
was quite flighty. I'm much con
cerned for her," said Carson.
The captain for some time main
tained a pregnant silence.
"You don't allow, suh," said he
at last, "that it's that redeye thai
ails huh??"
"Captain." said Theodore sternly,
"any gentleman can see that this
young girl is a lady! I beg to re
mind you that a lady does not take
more liquor under any circum-
Cam stances than what may be nec
essary gently to restore the weak
ened faculties —and I hope you will
(ogive a young man for saying so
much to an older one.
"Ah reckon yo' raght, suh," said
tbe captain. "An' please excuse
Their cookery was an operation
in progressive broth-making. The
odore made broth of one quail,
peeped in to see if his were
awake, served the broth to the cap
tpin, and made more. The sun
wore to tho west, the last quail
was cooked, the captain was provi
dently gorged with alternate
courses of bird and broth. When
Virginia, very stately and very
reserved, opened the door and
walked out upon the gallery. Car
t-on shrank back into the kitchen
and shoved the captain into the
"How do you do, nia'ani?" he in
quired solicitously. "Ah sho' hope
yo' bette' aftah yo' sleep."
"Much better, thank you." she
"We have some pahtridge broth.
Skates 25c.
-ma'am," he went on, "with rice;
.and a baked yam; and a planked
Jreen trout from the lake back
Tiyah; and some coffee. Sit down,
'V a'am, and Ah'll suhve it."
The little table was spread on
tho gallery, its top made of the
head of a deselict cask, its legs of
barnacled sections of a boom. Vir
gi na's head ached in dreadful
similitude to the traditional feel
ing of the morning after; but the
ct ffee fragrance was pleasant.
"You are too good," said she, ac
cepting the chair. "1 shall be glad
to cat a little. Where is your—
your friend?"
"He's Bom'eres about," replied
•It" captain. "Ah really don't
know, ma'am. Won't you please
tr.ke yo' coffee??"
file coffee was black and strong:
tbe broth was a temptation, and
she sipped with increasing appe
tite. Buttered yam and planked
trout broughl the meal to a tri
umphant end. with the world not
such a chamber of wild horrors
as it had seemed when she had
awakened. Yet where was she.
and how would she depart? Where
was the Roc? \\'ho were these
men? The guns, the brass instru
ments that looked as if they per
tained to navigation, the big win
dowless shed, all suggested things
nautical, bold and nefarious. The
kindness ami courtesy of the rough
looking fellows reassured her as to
her personal safely. Yet if they
were smugglers or freebooters, how
could they safely return her to the
civilization of coast-guards and
const.-tbles? It was delieiously ro
mantic —but how creepy! There
was a horde of them: and this
pretty hoy was too young to con
trol their turbulence. The blacka
vised captain with the red sasri—
necessary to' the color-scheme —
would be less deferential than this
giil-faced lieutenant (he must be
lieutenant) with his meticulously
proper attitude. Far less!
The red-faced captain was habit
ually "maddened with drink" and
always roared to the pretty girl
captive, "Come 'ere, my pretty, an'
give us a kiss!"
Silly, but it made her heart flut
ter to imagine the motley sea
rovers with blunderbusses at. the
right shoulder shift, filing toward
ftiie cabin. The lieutenant must
arrange her departure at once. In
the midst of her panic she recalled
Vaguely the influence of the medi
cine, her waltz with the lieutenant,
the hold of her hand, and the
j shunt-WOUnd dynamos. Were these
Lt'-i.igs true, or fragments of a wild
'dream? Now if there be added to
visions of leering pirate captains,
a hot and cold and shivery feeling
arising from the conviction that
one has done something horrid, Vir
ginia's impulse to see the young
rjobber and end the idyl forever
may be accounted for. She turned
to Captain Harrod with an expres
sion so agitated that he was some
what startled.
tContinued next Sunday.)
Pacific City
After Sunday, March 19th, no more lots will lie sold in Spokane, as we close offices here. We
have sold over $100,000 worth of property to the people of Spokane and viciuitv, and assure them
they have made a good investment. We will be glad to meet them in
Pacific City Br sIS E
Our sales force leaves for the east March 20th, and we will run monthly excursions direct to the
townsite, and all property will be sold from our office iv
Pacific City Br sl" E
We expect to have all property classified by the 20th of this month, ami after that date prices will
range from $65.00 to $150.00 for residence lots—from $275.00 to $500.00 for business lots,
according to location. .1. ('. Lee, general sales manager, leaves for
Pacific City BY sE E
and will have charge of the office there and at Marshfield, Oregon, where he will meet prospective
purchasers and go with them to the property.
Pacific City Br sIS E
offers the best investment, dollar tot dollar, that can he found anywhere. A harbor that will hold the
largesi snips- I nlimited resources that will yield an immense revenue—Sawmill under construction—
Large modern hotel being erected Railroads building.
Buy before we close our office. After March 19th address all communications to , S
Pacific City Improvement Co.
510 Abing'ton Building . . . Portland, Oregon
(By United Press Leased Wjre.)
CHICAGO, March 12.—Wheat
averaged strong and at the dose
May was up %(•, July M and Sep
tember %{3>%C. The coarse grains
were proportionately stronger than
wheat. Gain in May coin was %@
%c, In July %fa Vie, and Septem
ber Vie. May oats closed % @%C
higher, .Inly and Septem
ber VhC up, Provisions were very
strong, pork dosing from 20c to
32 Vie higher; lard .was tip from 10c
to 13c higher, and ribs closed
12 1-2e higher.
Cables on wheat were very
strong and the dry weather In the
winter wheat district was contin
ued With no prospect of relief.
These were the reasons for a
strong opening to the market at
l-4ftl-8e improvement on closing
prices of yesterday. Trade was
not very heavy at the advance,
which local traders were for a
time disposed to fight. Receipts of
corn were liberal and much heavier
than a year ago at this point, but
strength of the wheat at the start
encouraged buying and the opening
was at from 1-8 to l-4c advance.
Considerable strength developed in
this market, the principal reason
for which was the anticipation of
material decrease in receipts with*
in a short time. Other grains
showing strength at higher prices
to begin with, started oats on the
up grade, but at about 1-4 c higher
than yesterday's final figures of
ferings were liberal. Demand for
the light offerings of oats became
urgent in the latter half of the ses
sion and the prices in the end were
a substantial gain.
Higher prices for provisions
seemed inevitable, when it was re
ported from the yards previous to
the opening of the market for the
products that hogs were bringing
as high as $11. The expectation
was verified, the first prices paid
showing from 15 to 20c rise in
pork, 12 to 17 l-2c in lard and from
5 to 12 l-2c improvement in ribs.
NEW YOKK, March 12.—The
Wall Street Summary will say
"The stock market reached an
other stage in the upward move
ment last week, prices in three
days showing gains of from 2 to 6
points. Although various unfavor
able developments changed the up
Many people take advantage
of the nice weather and go
house hunting and home buy
Spokane "real estate dealers
are offering many attractive
properties in the real estate
columns of The Press today,
many of which are offered ex
clusively in this paper.
I ward tendency, there was plenty
of evidence that the bull element
was still in control at the week
end. The recovery from the low
range reached on February 8 haa
been extraordinarily rapid, ad
vances that date amounting to
around l."> per cent. The most im
pel taut new development of the
week was the increase in New York
Central dividend rate to 6 per cent.
In bullish quarters the assumption
is general that, this Increase will be
BOSTON, March 1 •"».— Actually
woiking In a Rhode Island mine
and acquiring a practical knowl
edge of how coal is handled both
above and below ground, James
Scollay Whitney, son of Henry M.
Whitney, of this city, and nephew
of the late William C. Whitney, of
New York, has caused much com
ment among his wide circle of
friends. He is a graduate of Har
vard, class of 1908. He will inherit
part of his lather's big estate, not
less than $.1,000,000. When ques
tioned about coal mining he simply
"I am going to learn all about it
I followed by like on Pennsylvania,
\V. 8. Steel. Cotton Oil. I'nion Pa
iciflc and Brooklyn Transit. The
Philadelphia labor troubles played
an important part In speculative!
operations during the week, but to
ward the end were lost sight of.
Something else tbe speculative ele
ment on the bull side has to con
tend with Is that. Just now the
country is beginning to pasa
through its period of crop uncer
tainty." ',
and know It for myself, from ono'
end to the other."
The young man is an office em
ploye of the Rhode Island Coal
Co., of Portsmouth, R. 1., of which
his father is the president and fi
nancial head. Attired in a blue
flannel shirt, rough working suit,
thick shoes and a knitted round
woolen cap with tassel, the young
millionaire appears like any other
young fellow, and is well liked
among Portsmouth people.
"He's just like one of us," said
the man at the country store. "If
you ask him for a pipeful of to
bacco you'll get it and welcomo.
He's all right."

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