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Paul a Prisoner
Before Felix
SmUj Scfetl Lmms far Oct 17, lHf
Specially Arrayed for This Paper
LESSON TEXT. Acts 24. Memory
verses 25, 26.
GOLDEN TEXT. "Herein do I exercise
myself, to have always a conscience void
of offense toward God, and toward men."
Acts 24:16.
TIME. Spring of A. D. 57 or 58, and the
two succeeding years.
PLACE. Cesarea on the Mediterranean,
the Roman capital of Judea.
Suggestion and Practical Thought.
Closing Scenes in Saint Paul's Life.
I. The Journey Toward Rome by
Sea from Malta. -Vs. 11-14. In our
last lesson we saw Paul and his com
panions ministering to the sick in
Malta, and receiving many honors
from the grateful inhabitants. They
had lost everything in the wreck, and
were in need of many things.
Early in the spring they embarked
in another ship from Egypt, named
the Dioscuri, or The Twin Brothers or
Caster and Pollux who were the twin
brothers.
The First Landing was made at Sy
racuse, the capital of Sicily, 80 to
100 miles sail from Malta. Here
they remained three days. From Sy
racuse they made a wide circuit,
which required 'frequent tacking or
alteration of the ship's course on ac
count of head winds, and "by good
seamanship "were able to work up to
Rhegium.
The Third Landing was at Puteoli,
the seaport of Rome, though 150 miles
away.
Here they remained seven days.
II. The Journey by Land, and the
Reception by the Roman Christians.
Vs. 15-22. First. From Puteoli they
marched 33 miles before they reached
the famous Appian Way, the great
military road from Rome to southern
Italy.
Fifty-seven miles farther along this
road they came to Appii Forum, I.e.,
the Market of Appius.
Here the first delegation of Roman
Christians met Paul and welcomed
him to the city.
Second. Three Taverns. (V. 15)
"And The three taverns," thirteen
miles beyond Appi Forum, on the Ap
pian Way, and 30 miles from Rome.
Here a second delegation met Paul
and his companions.
"Whom when Paul saw, he thanked
God, and took courage." The words
imply that Paul had been depressed
in spirit
Paul Encouraged. When Paul was
met and greeted by the Christians of
Rome, his heart was lifted out of Its
depression.
Reception at Rome. Paul was de
livered to the authorities at Rome,
but (v. 16) he "was suffered (permit
ted) to, dwell by, ..himself" '.'in his own
hired house" "with a soldier that kept
him."
m. Paul's Life and Work at Rome.
Vs. 23-31. First. Paul's Work
Through the Soldiers. The soldiers
which guarded Paul were "from the
Imperial guard," the flower of the
Roman army.
Second. His Work Among the
Jews. By mutual arrangement on an
appointed day the Jews came to his
lodging, and Paul expounded the gos
pel of the kingdom, (v. 23) "persuad
ing them concerning Jesus" out of the
Scriptures acknowledged by all as
trife.
26. "Hearing ye shall hear, and
shall not understand." They should
hear the words with the outward or
gans of hearing, but they would not
understand the real meaning and pow
er of the words. "And seeing ye shall
see, and not perceive."
27. "Their eyes have they closed."
They tlmselves refused to hear and
see, because they were unwilling to
make the change in their lives which
would be required. "And should be
converted," "should turn round, and
go back again," as God was anxious
they should. "And I should heal
them," of their sin and dullness and
disobedience. They did not wish to
be healed.
Third. His Work Among the Gen
tiles. 30. For "two whole years,"
Paul received all who came to "his
own hired house."
31. "Preaching the kingdom of God,"
its truths revealed, its motives, Its
righteousness, its usefulness, its hopes,
its immortal life, all of which come
through the Lord Jesus Christ the
everlasting Saviour, the Son of God
and the Son of Man.
Fourth. Work; Epistles to the
Churches. Four epistles, those to
Philemon, Ephesians, Colossians, and
the Philippians were probably writ
ten during this captivity: Titus and 1
Timothy after his release, and 2 Tim
othy during his second imprisonment,
not long before his martyrdom.
After several years of effective la
bor, Paul was again apprehended, and
brought a second time as a prisoner
to Rome. Tradition places his impris
onment in the dungeon of the Mamer
tine prison. "This was the Bastile
of the old world." Here Jugurtha, the
African king who warred against
Rome, starved to death (B. C. 104).
The Acts were probably completed
at this time.
IV. The Closing Years of Paul's
Life. The Acts closes with the two
years of Paul's Imprisonment. But it
is generally beliecved that his death
was several years later. Eusebius the
historian (A. D. 264-349) states the
common belief of the early churches
in these words: "After defending him
self successfully it Is currently report
ed that the apostle again went forth
to proclaim the gospel, and afterward
came to Rome a second time and was
martyred under Nero.
THE OREGON INTERURBAN
TIME TABLE.
Oregon.
X B-27 Lv 7:45 a. ra.
S A-46 " 9:25 a. m.
15-20 " 12:15 p. m.
21 " 2:00 p. m.
NA-45-16" 4:35 p.m.
26-43 " 7:43 p. m.
Forest City.
Ar 8:05 a. m.
" 9:45 a. m.
" 12:35 p. m.
" 2:20 p.m.
" 4:55 p. m.
" 8:02 p.m.
Oregon.
Ar 8:34 a. m.
" J0:15 a. m.
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" 5:50 p.m.
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Return F. Citv.
C. B. & Q. Time
Lv 8:14 a. m.
" 9:55 a. m.
" 12:48 p.m.
" 2:31 p. m.
" 5:30 p. m.
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Note-A-Daily Except Sunday.
Isote-B-Monday Morning Only.
See the play, "Big Jim,"
at the Forest City Opera
House, Friday evening, Oc
tober 15.
6rder of Publication.
STATE OF MISSOURI, I cc
County of Holt. f5
In the probate court of the county of Holt
and istitte of Missouri, August term, 1903.
W. S. Thomson, administrator of the estate of
D. D. Perkins, deceased,
Now comes W. S. Thomson administrator of
the estate f D. D. Perkins, deceased. nre-
scnts to the court his petition, prayinR for an
oraer lor tne sale or so much or the real
estate of said deceased as will pay and satisfy
i tie remaining uuDts aue oy saiu estate, anu
yet unpaid for want of sufficient assets, ac
companied by the accounts, lists and inven
tories required by law in such case, on exami
nation whereof it is ordered that' all persons
interested in the estate of said deceased be
notified that application as aforesaid has
been made, and that unless the contrary be
shown on or before the first day of the next
term of this court, to be held on Monday, the
8th day of November, 1909, an order will be
made Tor tne sale or tne whole, or so mucn or
the real estate of said deceased as will be
sufficient for the payment of said debts; and
it is runner oruereu tuat mis notice re pud
lished in some newsnaner in this county for
four weeks before the next term of this court.
Description of land to be sold : 30 feet oil of
southwest end of lots 17 and 18 in block 6; also
lot 14 and three feet off of southwest side of
lot 13 in block 9. oricinal town of Craie. Holt
County, Missouri; also lot 1, block 3. in Gas-
kill and Cannon addition to the city or Jraiz
aforesa d; said real estate owned by David
D. Perkins in bis life time, now owned by his
estate.
STATE OF MISSOURI. I cc
County of Holt. ""
I. Georee W. Murphy, of the nrobate court
of said county, hereby certify tiiat the above
is a true coDy or tne original order or publi
cation therein referred to. as the same ap
pears or record in my omce.
j SEAL j-
witness my nana as judge and tne
stal of our said court. Done at
my office in Oregon in said coun
ty, this Uth day of October. 1909.
GEORGE W. MURPHY,
Probate Judge.
Notice.
Notice is hereby given that the land own-
era of Little Tarkio Drainage District Num
ber One (1) will, at 9 nine o'clock a. m., on the
30th day of October, 1909,
meet at the school bouse, located and situate
on the east side of the southwest quarter of
Section number 19. in Township number 62,
of Range number 39, in Holt County, Mis
s'uiri. said .school house being located in the
aforesaid drainage district. The purpose of
said meeting is to elect one supervisor for
said district for a term of five years, also to
elect one supervisor for said district for two
years, to fill the vacancy caused by the resig
nation or uri Austin, muu supervisors so
elected are to hold said positions for their
respective terms and until their successors
are elected and qualified, and at the meeting
aforesaid there will be transacted such other
ind further business as may be lawfully
brought before same.
Done by order of the Board of Supervisors
this 8th day of October, 1!H)9.
a Kuu ntiAiir ,
Chairman of Board of Supervisors.
A. 1). CUNNINGHAM,
Secretary of the Board of Supervisors.
Administrator's Notice.
miiii.-tr:it ion, upon the estate of Edward
1..l.-r il.uiu-inil ivurr. oruntml tl tllD linrlpp-
signed, mi the 11th day of October. 1909, by
the Probate Court of Holt County, Missouri.
All ; rsons having claims against .aid
est.-it". are required to exhibit them to him
of said list ters', or they may be precluded from
tkliy uuiviiuui suuii unodiu. aim u a.uu tun ji
be not exhibited within two years from the
date of I his publication of this notice, they
will be forever barred.
WlLLJAiM K. .MA1CKT.
Administrator.
First insertion, October 15, 1909.
Administrator's Notice.
Notice is herebv uiven. that Letters of Ad
ministration on the estate of William H.
Sterrett. deceased, were granted to the un
dersigned, on the 1st day of October. 1909, by
the Probate Court of Holt County, Missouri.
All persons having claims' against said
estate, are required to exhibit them for al
lowance to the Administrator within one
year after the date of said letters, or they
mav oe preciuueu lrum xiiy uciiuiiu ui sum
estate; and if sucli claims bo not exhibited
within two vears from the date of this publi
cation, they sail be forever barred.
U. 1j. tVA.S,
Administrator.
This 8th day of October, 1909.
Notice of Final Settlement.
Notice is herebv given, that the undersigned
executor in charge of the estate of John
Noellsch. deceased, will make finalscttlement
of John Noe lsch accounts with said estate as
such executor at the next term of the Probate
Court of Holt County, Missouri, to be begun
mid holden in Oregon, in said county, on the
Sth day of November. A. D.. 1909.
Executor.
This 15th day of October, 1909.
Native Lumber For Sale.
Good Elm and Cottonwood, suit
able for barns, cribs and fencing.
Call on F. L. Zeller.
T. A. LONG, D. V. S.
Up-to-Date Veterinary.
OFFICE AT HOME.
Both Phones No. 13.
PETREE BROS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Office up stairs in VaiiBuskirk
building1,
OREGON, MISSOURI.
T have a pounle of vearlintr "Red
Polled Bulls for sale, hear Oregon
Missouri T. C. Dungan.
PILLINGTON'S
PATENT .
By Amo$R.We!U
(Copyright, by J. B. Lippincott Co.
A stock argumentation between Mr:
and Mrs. Pillington was the subject
of women's inventiveness or non-
inventiveness, rather. Pillington
prided himself on his mechanical
genius, and was always fishing for an
acknowledgment of it from his wife;
but she, mindful of a house lumbered
from attic to cellar with futile con
trivances, observed always a grim
silence.
One day, as Mr. Pillington was ex
patiating on his favorite theme, Mrs
Pillington chanced to be feeding the
baby with a nursing bottle.
"I wish," she remarked, "that with
all men's superior inventive ability.
they would contrive a good way to
feed a baby."
Pillington's interest was at once
aroused.
"Now, that's just like a woman!" he
exclaimed. "Here's a field peculiarly
hers. Here's something forced on her
attention from the days of Eve. And
yet I'll warrant that every patent
nursing bottle in the world was in
vented by a man." '
"I should think so!" sighed Mrs. Pil
lington. .
"Well, what's the matter with 'em?"
he inquired.
"Matter? Everything. You can't
keep them clean. The hole gets
clogged up with a shred of cloth. If
you make it larger, the baby gets the
milk too fast. It you keep the air out,
It collapses and the baby gets nothing.
If you let the air in, the baby gets the
colic. Oh, they're horrid!"
"Lemme see it," and Mr. Pillington
looked critically at the nursing-bottle.
"Maria Pillington, day after to-morrow
I will show you what a man can do.
Evidently this thing was some wom
an's maneshift."
For two days the inventor was mys
teriously silent, though sagely observ
ant at baby's feeding-time. On the
second evening he brought to his wife
with an air of triumph, a marvelous
affair.
"What Is It?" she asked.
"Pillington's Patent Feeding-Bottle!"
replied her husband, proudly.
'Tve filled it. You try It."
Mrs. Pillington examined the appa
ratus suspiciously.
"What's this big bulb for?"
"That, madam, is to clean it with
force the water in and out by suction;
also to force the milk into the mouth.
Now, no woman would ever have
thought of that."
"I agree with you," remarked Mrs.
Pillington, dryly. "And what's this
brass arrangement in the neck?
Isn't It part of some gas fixture?"
"Yes," Mr. Pillington admitted, un
willingly "yes, temporarily, It is.
But that's the great point. You see
this screw? Work it out, and you en
large the orifice; screw it in, and you
diminish the flow of milk. Beauti
fully simple, and yet no woman would
ever have thought of it. Now try it
on the baby."
"Never!" shrieked his wife. "What!
poison his little froatsy-toatsy with a
horrid old brass gas machine?" And
she embraced Pillington, Junior, pro
tectingly. "Besides, how do you know
it'll work? Have you tried it?"
"No need of trying it," replied the
inventor. "If you had a mechanical
mind you would know it would work
just by looking at it. Gimme the
baby."
"I won't!" shrieked Mrs. Pillington.
"Try your horrid contraption on your
self first. I don't believe you could
suck a drop through it."
"I'll show you!" said Mr. Pillington,
fiercely. "You see where the milk
is?"
Yes, Mrs. Pillington saw.
Then her husband tipped back his
head, bottle in the air, and began
chewing the rubber neck. He grew
red in the face. Evidently he was
getting nothing.
"It it doesn't seem to come, some
way," he confessed, at last.
"Any air-hole in it?" asked Mrs.
Pillington, kindly.
"Air-hole? What'd I want of an air
hole?" gasped her husband. "Oh, yes!
I have it. Gimme that knitting-needle.
Forgot a little point." And Mr. Pill
ington jabbed a hole in the rubber
tube that joined the bottle with the
section of the gas jet.
"But isn't that an air-hole?" Mrs.
Pillington ventured to ask.
"Air-hole nothin'. It's a ventilator.
Now I'll show you how to use that
screw and bulb. Observe."
Mr. Pillington threw back his head
once more, and this time to some pur
pose. Whether it was the knitting
needle, or the screw, or the big bulb,
no one will ever know; but with the
inventor's first satisfied swallow the
brass broke away, and In one wild
spurt a pint of milk flew into Mr. Pil
lington's face and down his shirt
front.
"Gl gl gl f gf oof!" spluttered
the unfortunate. "Stop your idiotic
laughing, Maria Pillington. Why did
you make me put in that air-hole?
Well, if that isn't just like a woman!"
And Mr. Pillington went off to get a
clean shirt.
Italy's Revenues from Tobacco.
In Italy tobacco has been a state
monopoly since 1S33. The results have
been notably successful from a finan
cial standpoint. The gross receipts
rose from $36,300,000 in 1897-1898 to
$46,100,000 in 1906-1907.
Bananas Cheap in Colombia.
A whole bunch of bananas can be
bought in Colombia for from 20 to
85 cents.
THE VILLAGE
DRESSMAKER
OOD mornin' Mis'
Simmons. It's nice
uvciucau, uui aw
ful muddy walk
in. Yes, I'll take
'em off and leave
'em right here in
the entry. My
land, ain't you
done up your work
yet? It's all of 8
o'clock.
"Is this your
goods layin' here
on the machine?
Say, now, this is
a real stylish pat
tern. 'Tain't ex
exactly what I'd
'a' picked out my
self, but I suppose this plum color'd
go with dark complected folks. That
Alice blue they're wearin' now
would've suited you better, in my
opinion, you're so .sandy. But I guess
this'll not be so bad, after it's made
up. This yellow trimmin' will kill
your complexion, though. Takes lots
o' color to wear yellow.
"Remember Mis' Richards' Sadie's
yellow dress I made up jus' 'fore her
pa died? Land sakes, it had to be laid
away for a whole year! The child
was ailin' all winter, and when she
wore it in the spring she looked as if
she'd been buried and dug up. Still,
mixed in real tasty with some of this
white lace, it mayn't look so on you.
"I? these the buttons They're wear
in' skirts buttoned up on the side, real
plain an' close flttin'. but you'd better
have tucks, or a flounce round the
bottom o' yours, 'cause the new style
don't look good on fat folks. You
want to be slim and not have no hips
to wear what they call a sheath skirt.
This is one I got on. Mis' Beebe said
in church las' Sunday she thought it
real becomin' to me. I wore it on pur
pose this mornin' so you could see why
it wouldn't do to cut yours this way.
As long as a person hasn't got a styl
ish figure it appears like the will o'
Providence, and don't seem's if there's
any sense in tryin' to rig 'em up to
look different than they're made.
"Well, no, this pattern ain't what
you might call real new, but it's the
one I cut your black alpaca by a year
ago last spring, and you alius said you
was partial to that dress. Oh, if
you're tired of It, I suppose I can find
somethin' else, but I wish you'd told
me 'forehand, so I wouldn't have to
loite such a sight o' time huntln
around.
"Come over an' look at this one. It
dties seem kind o' odd, but it's in this
rifcnth's number, so it's sure to be in
style. The picture's awful pretty, but
she's tall an' kind o' thin, so maybe a
chunky person wouldn't look like
mprch. Her-'s one now, that's umpire,
an' hangs sort.o' loose from the arm
holes to the ground. I got that pat
tern, too. Oh, yes, you'll like It after
you've wore it some.
"I'll cut out on the dlnin' room table,
".eon's you get It cleared off. Don't
Mr. Simmons object, havin' his break
ast so late? Goodness me, when my
man was Hvln' he'd jus' take on some
thin" awful if breakfast was after 6
o'clock! Kep me on my feet mornin',
noon an' night, waltln' on that man.
Well, he's dead an' gone, poor soul, an'
I ain't complainln' against the ways of
the Almighty.
"I do declare, I believe you're
fleshier'n you was last summer, when
I made you that sprigged calico ycu
wore bo long! Your waist measure is
all of two inches bigger. It do beat ail
how some folks keep puttln' on weight
that others'd give their eyeteeth for.
There's Hank Minor's wife. She's too
skinny for any mortal use. You can't
tell whether she's a-golr.' or a-comin'
till you're close up. I made her a
merino dress last November, an' I put
enough cotton battin' in to stuff a sofy,
an' then she done nothin' but complain
'bout how hot 'twas, as if her bein'
such a spindlin' critter was my fault!
"It's too bad you can't afford a silk
Iinin', Mis' Simmons. That resorter
who had Warner's cottage last sum
mer had a dress you could hear comin'
a block away. It wasn't much for
looks, bein' too simple, to my notion.
But city folks has so much to do, I
suppose, they've no time to spend
lookin at the fashion books, so they
don't alius get the newest idees, in
spite o' the airs some of 'em put on.
Mis' Warner said they was rich as
time, an' wore their best clothes just's
if 'twas Sunday all week!
"This is awful hard goods to sew,
it's so pully. It'll be sure to sag, too,
an' there ain't nothin' you can do to
stop it. No, you can't change it now,
it's most cut out besides I'd lose a
whole day.
"I'm goin' to make Sis Crawford's
girl a princess costume this week.
She ain't got a mite of natural style.
Her figur's somethin' like yours,
though the poor child's only goin' on
1G. They do say her pa has the awful
est temper! An' you know what Sis
Crawford is when her tongue gets to
goin'. I expect I'll have a right smart
time there, but, pshaw! it'll be a
blessin' after some o' these dull
houses, where nothin' ever goes on."
Capping the Climax.
"How did Mrs. Jagsby come to
break her arm?"
"She fell out of the window about
noon yesterday."
"I'm not surprised. That woman is
always falling out about something."
The worst thing about doing some
men a good turn is that they seem to
think they deserve another.
The Girl Across
the Way
She Wu Good to Look Upon. But
The young man who figures in this
is employed in an office in a down
town skyscraper. His desk is by a win
dow that overlooks a court. Directly
across the court from him another
person works at a window. Yes, this
person is a girl, of course. There
wouldn't be any sense in taking off
one's coat and recording a lot of facts
about two men working at two win
dows at opposite sides of a court
would there?
Now a young woman, if she be of
face and form am garb that consti
tute a balm to the optics may be a
source of much inspiration if one
may believe all that gets into print.
'Still, if the truth be known in the
case of this young man, he might
have accomplished more for his em
ployer if there had been no haired,
ratted young creature across the way.
For the sight of the girl across the
way and concentration were things
apart. The young man would look
at the figure across the court when
there were figures on paper right in
front of him that he. .might have
looked at. Once he was offered a bet
ter job with another firm, but he staid
where he was for the sake of the
view.
Don't get a wrong Impression. It
was not in a flirtatious spirit "that the
young man gazed absently across the
court. The creature at the window
opposite was not the kind that
couldn't make her eyes behave. She
had her lamps under perfect control.
There was something about her that
dispelled any notion one might have
to get familiar without a formal intro
duction. She had a sweetly serious counte
nance that made one think she must
bo a great help to her mother. There
was something unusual about her. She
had her soft, lustrous hair propped up
some with rats, it is true, but not to
extremes. Her eyes were full of gen
tleness and she smiled often. Not at
anybody, though just smiled good
humoredly as she took dictation or
went ahead with her work.
The young man across the court di
viding his attention between the two
kinds of figures had never heard her
voice, but he knew that it was soft
and low and resonant She didn't come
to work with a different outfit on
every day, either. But she always
wore color combinations that seemed
to have grown up together and her
shirtwaists were wonderfully fresh
and neat. That was one thing that
appealed to the young man opposite.
She looked like a girl who' could make
herself presentable without spending
bo much money that whoever started
In to make out the checks would be
obliged to quit going to a good tailor
for his own clothes.
In the six months or more that the
young man had been looking across
the court at the features of his ideal,
their eyes had never met squarely
not once. She would look over occa
sionally in a dreamy way, but when
the two lines of vision were about to
become coincident she would glance
leisurely away. It was Impossible for
one to send any wireless, "Honest, I
know you'd like me" message to her.
Pretty refreshing, too, the young man
opposite told the boys in the office.
She wasn't going around making
any chance acquaintances, but he was
willing to bet that once a fellow got
to know her real well she was the
sort of a girl who would take a keen
Interest in him, would chide him for
not wearing a vest on a cool evening
when he might catch cold, and would
notice every time he wore a new neck
tie. He went around thinking such
thoughts as that all day long. It was
a shame, he kept remarking, that a
girl like that had to earn her own liv
ing and brush elbows with a sordid
business world.
At last and this was only ten days
or so ago he found himself in the
realization of one of his fondest hopes.
He met her! It happened out at the
beach. She had gone out with her
sister, and her sister's gentleman
friend and this friend was acquainted
with an old friend of our hero who
was out there, and things worked out
so that everybody was introduced all
hands around. The young man of the
window on the court and the creature
of the window opposite strolled away
to talk things over until the next
dance should start up.
"I've saw you at the window a thou
sand times," she began. "Of course I
never liked to rubber or nothin'. Maw
always brought we girls up not to
stare at no one, and the boss jest
about throws a fit If he sees anybody
in the office lookin' as if they wasn't
'tending strickly to bizz. I never have
knew such a place to work. I'd have
went to some other office long ago
only the pay's pretty good and I need
the cush."
Thus did she talk on, spreading bad
grammar and bromides at every
breath.
The young man danced with her
silently and then excused himself. His
illusion was so rudely shattered that
he felt like a man who had been
struck over the ear with a paving
brick. Next week he is going to have
his desk moved away from the win
dow. Cotton Seed OH Indorsed.
A member of the French farm com
mission having stated that cotton seed
oil was injurious to the health and de
stroyed the abdominal tissues, Dr.
Crawford, of the bureau of animal in
dustry, made experiments which in
dicated that "purified cotton seed oil
Is no more injurious than olive oil or
cod liver oil."
Temptation
"Here's a place," said young Mrs.
Melvers to herself, as she came upon
a n unoccupied
corner of the de
partment s t o r
restroom where a
writing desk stood
invitingly. "I can
write to Tom
here. The dear
boy will be anx
ious to know how
I have been get
ting ajong in the
city and I haven't
written him since
last night."
She seated her
self and took up a
pen.
"Tom, dear '
she began. Then
her eyes wa n -dered
from the
paper. Would he
be interested in
getting her Im
b
pressions of
shops? If
what should
write about?
"Why, she
claimed, as
the
not,
she
ex-
her
eyes fell
an object
upon
at the
corner of the
desk. "Some
body has left her
umbrella. I did
the same foolish
trick in this very
restroom the last
time I was in Chi
cago and I never
saw an umbrella
again.
C. N.'
What are these initials? 'F.
I wonder whose it is? Well.
my letter
Susan and I came downtown to shop
this morning, but I've slipped oft from
her to write to my dear
"Say," she thought, laying down her
pen, "it's funny about those initials.
F. C. N.' are my Initials, all but the
N, and it would be easy as anything
to change that N into an M. An um
brella is common property. At least
everybody says so, and then laughs.
If Why, the idea! What In th
world am I thinking of? Wouldn't
Tom scold me if he knew what cam
into my head just now?
"I must finish this letter to Tom.
boy at home. I can hardly wait
to see you. I am awfully glad you can
come " up for a day at the end of tha
week, for
"That's a good silk umbrella. It
must have cost five dollars at least.
Somebody will come in here and walk:
off with it. I haven't even a cheap
one that's decent to carry. I believe
I've as much right Goodness! If
I go on this way I'll be stealing that
umbrella presently. An umbrella
thief! Not even as good an um
brella as this is worth the hurt to
one's conscience, particularly when
it has somebody's else's initials on it.
everybody will be delighted to se
you, especially me that is, I. Don't for-,
get to bring the umb
"Well, I declare! If I'm not even
writing about this umbrella! I can't
think of anything else. It's rolled up
neatly, as if it belonged to some trim
tailor-made girl who wouldn't be so
careless as to forget it except under
great provocation. Now, if it were
mine
"I wonder who picked up the um
brella I left here that other time. She
must have done it in a hurry, for I
missed it soon and came right back
for it. Well, I hope she enjoyed it.
I suppose there are lots of women
who would walk off with somebody
else's umbrella and think nothing of
it. I've just as much right to this
umbrella as anybody who doesn't own
it. If I took
"Get thee behind me, umbrella!
Say, isn't Satan the limit?
"What was I writing? 'Don't forget
to bring the umb ' What was it I
wanted him to bring? Oh, I remem
ber. my bathing suit and your own.
Susan's home is only two blocks from
a bathing beach and when this rainy
weather ceases
"By the way, if this rainy weather
fceeps up I've got to get an umbrella.
It looked like rain when we started
downtown. If it goes to raining hard
Susan and I simply can't keep from
getting wet under one umbrella. F.
C. N.' evidently thought it was going
to rain.
"Oh, how tiresome! I told Susan it
would take me only a minute to write
this letter. She will be getting impa
tient I think I'll finish it after "
"Excuse me," said a voice from be
hind. "Did I leave my umbrella here?
The initials are 'F. C. N.' Yes, here
it is. If you hadn't been sitting here
some one surely would have walked
off with it. People are unscrupulous.
Why"
"Well, Florence Cameron!" ex
claimed the young woman at the desk.
"I thought I recognized that voice.
Where did you come from?"
"Frances Melvers! You dear thing!
Wasn't it lucky that I forgot my um
brella?" "It was luckier that I had a rag of
conscience left. I've been dying to
walk off with your umbrella ever since
I noticed that it was a good one, and
that the Initials on It were nearly my
own. mat remmus me, cnna. nave
you been walking off with somebody's
umbrella, or "
"I've been walking off with some
body's name. The name I have stolen
happens to be Norris."
"What a surprise. Arn't people ter
rible unscrupulous when it comes to
stealing names and umbrellas?"

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