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About The Madras pioneer. (Madras, Crook County, Or.) 1904-current | View Entire Issue (July 15, 1909)
Thp clnasip hnnth Is cmwdwl : ftv. ov
rowdod. The carriages stand four or- fivo
deep nest tlie ropes. In n carrirRO very
close to the cords nro Harold Denlson,
Mnude nnd nrcnvllln Urwc or rather. I
i-bould Kay, wen', insomufth ns they had
arrived there together; but though uent
Eon had' for some years eschowed the
creenswnrd and 5tn fatal seductions, of
course there were numerous old friends
whom he had known well in the dnya that
thd Sky blue nnd sliver braid was proml
Inent at most lnrce race meetings. He
had nnturnllv drawn off to chat over old
times with some of them, and left Maude
In charge of her cousin.
The girl was in n state of the greutcst
excitement. She had never before seen t
race of any kind. It was a bricht day
huf not vnrm. nxmnt In thn Julv tneetlnc
It never Is on Xvmnrkot Heath. Thanks
to' her father's experience, Maude was
hcAvily 1 shawled and thcrcforo comfort
able.- In the last few minutes Rose had
confided to her what a big stake bo stood
to win on Coriander, "Though, Maude,
recollect, I shan't bo a penny tho worse
If he loses."
"Oh, Gren, how can you stand still?
I can hardly, un it Is, though it is you
who are to win, and not me." ,
"My darling, you are as much Interest
ed as I am. I never did bet before: I
never shall again. Can't you guess why
I have this time?"
"I think so," she replied, as her face
flushed. "It's for me, is it not.''
"Yes. Mniiilp? If Coriander wins. I can
claim you from your father at once; if
ho don t well, you will wait wmio
work, won't von?"
"You know I will. I'm yours whenever
you come for me, whispered the girl;
"and as long as we may write, I shall
never " and she paused.
"What?" inquired her cousin.
"Don't a6k me ! well, never be as un
hnnnr ns I Imvn been."
Grenville pressed the little hand that
rested in his, but said nothing; In whlcti
ho Bbowed great discretion. In love-making,
silence is often more effective than
But the noise, of the bursting cork Is
hushed in Jarvls the ring Is deserted.
Flys and horsemen tear across to where
the cords, placed in funnel shape, Indicate
the finest of the Rowley miles. Every
one is anxious to see the result of the
first great three-year-old race of the sea
son. Carefully have the horses been scru
tinized In the Birdcage and elsewhere,
and the scattered rine. from the foot of
the Jockey Club stand ond from amidst
tho carriage, still shriek forth spasmodic
.offers against outsiders. urenville nas
never left his cousin's side. As he has
ftlrpnrir nld. the turf was a great mys
tery to -him. Air he knows and this Is
derived from Dalllson Is, that Coriander
is first favorite, and. that Fauxpas and
Th Saint aro each backed for a great
de&l of money, and that the Lightning
Colt is a dangerous outsider.
r "Now, Maude stand np on the seat.
Are the glasses' right? Try."
"Quite; I can see beautifully."
"Very well; now repeat what I have
taught you. What are the colors?"
"Coriander, black and white hoops;
Fauxpas, green and white braid; The
Saint, cherry and black cap; and and,
oh, dear, I forget that Lightning thing."
"Mazarine blue; don't forget again.
I)o you see those two bushes? As soon
as we hear they are off. bring your glasses
to bear on those. Wtlt'tUl you catch
the horses In their field, and then follow
them till you don't want glasses."
"Yes, Gren; but my band shakes so.
I wish you hadn't told me about all that
tf Coriander wins. Oh, dear, why
don't they start? What are they wait
Ah, me! Faces are a study, the flvo
minutes before the flag falls for a great
race. The teeth will go through the lip,
or the mouth will twitch, and the hand
that holds therrace glass will shake a little
on these occasions when the possessors
are involved in high stakes on the result
Once over, and as a rule It would be diffi
cult to tell whether a man had lost much
or little. Winners look Jubilant, losers
bland at the hoisting numbers. To study
faces, use your eyes while the horses still
duster at tho starting post.
Suddenly is seen tumult amongst the
distant horsemen, who have gone down
gome way to witness the start, and almost
before Maude can realize that they ore all
tearing towards her, the fierco shriek of
"They're off!" announces that tho race
for the Two Thousand has bosun. She
has barely time to get tho bushes within
the field of her glasses when half a dozen
of tho gay silken jackets passr them.
Flushed, panting, excited, and utterly un
accustomed to the thing, Maude grinds
her little whito teeth in her agitation as
uhe finds they have passed the point more
like the glimpse of a kaleidoscope than
anything else ;4 -then, fpr a second, she
can't find them ng&in. "Oh, Gren!" she
gasps, "which is Coriander? I forget!
Was it blue, p'r, black and whjte hoops?
I've lost tb'era. Oh, dear, that green thing
will win! Oh, which is Coriander?"
And there was a slight gurgle in Maude'i
"Tho Saint wins! No, he don't he's
beat! Fauxpas wins! No, the Lightning
Colt; Fauxpas" when, sharp and shrill
as a clarion above the Babel, came Earn
Pearmau's cry of "Coriander wins fur a
monkey!" Coriander wins, Coriander
in a walk, ond the black and white hoops
glide past the Judgo'a chair a clover length
Grenville draws a big breath. "Is Jt
true?" and he glares anxiously at the
telegraph board. From whero he is it is
Impossible to tell (or certain, though he
thinks the favorite won. Hurrah! Hp
goes the mystla 7 that represents Cori
muter on the cords; and, with a yell,
lv'"" (gads bis hat iato thd air. Bran
ns ho does so, ho feels that Maudo leans
wondrous heavy on his shouldor; he turns
just in time to hear a low gurgling Bound,
nnd catch his cousin in his arms. Sho
has fainted. Ho lays her back in tho
carriage, and sends one of tho Innumer
able lads that infest a race course in hot
pursuit of water. Meanwhile he, In iits
Ignorance nnd confusion, bathes her torn
pies with sherry from ft big flask. It has
the desired effect, ns If'it Wero a more sci
entific, or, at all events,, more generally
recognized remedy, nnd ere thp myrmidon
returns witli water, Maude has como to
her self with a choking sob or two.
"Oh, Gren, I didn't I don't I shall
be well in a minute." And nftcr drinking,
first a little sherry, and, then a llttjii
wnicr, .uauuc, wun rnuiur pnie cnceKH,
began to wonder how she could have been
"I got so excited about it Gren; I
couldn't help it. You shouldn't have told
mo what a lot of money you might win
Besides, I never saw a rnco before."
"Hevcr mind, you are all right now.
Well go home as soon as we can cntcli
your father ; there's nothing else to see
not for us, at least, darling. I've won
you now, Mnude!"
"No," said the girl, with a smile, and
a slight pressure of her little hand ; "you
did that before.. But whore's your hat?"
"I don't know," said Grenville, looking
very confused. "I threw it up In " thd
air when the horse won and then you
fainted, and I never thought of it again.
Looks nwkward, don't It?"
"Oh," laughed Maude, "I'm so glad.
Why, , you were as bad as mo. I think
we had better go home, Gren ; wo are not
fit to go racing. We haven't the requi
site control of our feelings, and make
shows of ourselves."
But though tho hat, a little the worse
for its aerial excursion, was speedily re
turned by some jackal of the heath, Har
old Denlson was not so easily come at,
and the cousins were perforce doomed to
see the day out Though I doubt whether
they ever saw another race, they bore
themselves resignedly, and I fancy passed
n tplerably pleasant two hours. A gentle
man on a neat hack, after a moment's
hesitation, pulled ep at their carriage.
Lifting his hat to Maude, he nodded cheer
ily to Rose, nnd leaning over, murmured:
"No end of congratulation. I'm rery
well satisfied ; but, Gren, you have played
for high stakes, and I suppose I may say
have Won them. Adieu!" And with an
other glance and raising of his bat to
Maude, be cantered off.
"Who was that?" she Inquired,
"Dalllson, who did all my betting for
"And did he know?"
"He knew what that 5,000 meant to
me. He's right, Maude. I have been play
ing high stakes, and to think that I
should win all."
Mr. Denlson turned up in tho most jubi
lant spirits. He had had a delightful day,
and won a hundred nnd odd pounds, he
told them. "Don't think I am going on
with it, Grenville, but as I had come to
see The Guineas' run for once more,
I determined to risk my pony on It, and
backed the horse that had already been
such a good friend to me-; and as that was
successful I Invested two or .three more
ten-pound notes on the strength of my
first win, so that my gains mounted up,
my selections having proved successful."
Within twenty-four hours Grenvlilo
Rose had had a. long confabulation with
his uncle, and succeeded in convincing
him that he was, thanks to tho additional
5,000, In a position to marry his cousin
at once; be could make up now 000 a
year, and be was sure business would
shortly come to him. Denlson demurred
a little, but be certainly was under some
obligation to his nephew about that mort
gage. The domestic current, too, ran
strong In Grenville's favor; so, after a
little, he yielded, saying that "If thoy
thought fit to begin the world on that
Income, be bad no more to say, further
than that they could expect but iittlo
help from him in his lifetime."
Maude and Grenville recked little of
that, and in three months' timo they
were married; and one of the handsomest
wedding presents Maude received was,
ttrange enough to say, from 8am Pear
man, with a very correct note, to the ef
face that, "Forgetting all tho past, he
trusted Miss Denlson would still consider
him ns a friend and well-wisher."
Moreover, so Immensely struck was that
gentleman with Grenville's acuteness in
tha prosecution of tbe herlot claim, that
he threw a considerable amount of bis
own and friends' legal business into
Rose's hands; and three or four years
after that memorablo Two Thousand you
seldom saw a horse case in which' Gren
ville was not employed. Briefs, too, fell
thick from other sources; tho Cojlandqr
story was bruited about, hnd "the! atoi
uovs pronounced it smart, clever very.
and-endorsed their opinions frantically.
xno picture oi mat aisunguisnea raco
horso niny bo seen in the dining room at
Mnnners'ey, nnd Pcarman often contem
plates It, and soliloquizes as be, does. so,
"Yes ; you cost me 10.000 hard cash, and
the' prettiest girl In England ! but you
won the Guineas and the Derby you
did." f . .
Over Rose's -study tnantelpleeo hangs a
print of that same celebrity, Decn Irv bis
paper in tbe evening, soractimps, when
work is so plentiful that it becomes bard
to grapple with, Maude will glldo softly
in, and say "Come, Gren' ted Id In; Come
and drink Coriander's Je<h-rthe dear
old horse that gave as to each other," Aud
bo yields to tbe volca pf the charmer,
and. to the benefit of bis health, enjoys
a sturdy little boy of some three years
old or eo, who, having been once taken by
his mother into Court, has determined on
being a judge almost immediately,
It is a solemn compact, between .Maudo
and Mr. Poarman that when ' anything
happens to Coriander who, having uiuch
aistlurulshed himself, has now retires to ,
donestlo life one of Ids illustrious teat
is i bo placed at hor disposal.
t ThoVsnulro is still muddling on, but,
- thanks, vto an occasional lookup . from
Grenville, Mid a change of bM,!.Ks c$ul
Unties lb about make both end ni&t.f
for Mrs! Denlson, with hortompcnrant,
cannot you fancy tho delight flU8 lifts In
a visit to or from her darling ilnuRiuor,
and with a couplo of grandchildren to wt
BLAZE 1,800 FEET HIGH.
Above It n Colli in 11 of, Smottw A
fomlori n n llnitrtit of 0.000 Iet.
Tho crcntost oil lire In history I
supped- to -unyo ; boon Hio llrb; wlitoli
by n conservative cstlnSnte uatroyel
inoro Hum 5.000,000 barrels of oil last
year in tlio Snti Geronlmo field near
The oil stratum was struck nt r
depth of l.S-18 foot in ft slx-incli cased
well. Tho torrent of oil burst forth
nnd was milckly followed by n blow
out of gns which opened ft big orlfW
In the enrth's surface, swallowing up
tho derrick and wliolo drUHug outfit,
including tlio engine and boiler. Tho
gas. nnd oil woro Ignited from tlio flro
under the boiler nnd tlio grout fire was
In this manner started.
It burned for sixty-two days. The
vortex or crater through which tho oil
poured was gradually cnlurged until it
wns tnoro Hum 500 feet wldo. A rim of
roeks unci earth was fornicd-nround its
outer edge resembling a volcano's era
tcr. According to the Technical World
tho blnzo extended to a height of from
1,400 to 1300 feet and the column of
black smoko roso above It to a height
of about 0,000. feet. On toji of tlio
smoke rested n greut whlto cloud of
vajxir which was cstlmatetl to extend
skyward to an additional height of
7,000 feet. Tho blaze could bo seen
The great oil flro was extinguished
by means of six centrifugal pumps
which wero kept constantly busy for
two weeks throwing mud nnd wntcr
into the crater. Heavy discharges of
dyrinmlte around tho rim of tho orlfleo
also aided in the extinguishing work.
Shortly after tho flames were put out
the oil burst forth nguln in. greater vol
nine than ever and its output was est!
mnted nt 150,000 barrels a day. It has
been a dllliailt problem to care for tho
oil. Tho Mexican government sent sev
ernl hundred soldiers to the pceno to
assist tho owners of thp well In build
ing earthen reservoirs for temporary
storngo of the product. Tho oil over
flowed these reservoirs and lnrgo quan
tities escaped Into tho San Geroniiuo
River nnd Lake Tamlahua.
Lcnrn to Vmo the Telephone.
"Only about one person In every ten
knows how to properly uso tho tele
phone," said n district manager of ono
of tho local companies. "Yes, sir, I'll
stand by my guns on that assertion;
and I. think I can prove my point Nino
out of every ten persons talk entirely
too loud over the telephone. They
actually shout nnd mako so .mticli nolso
that they drown out nil semblance of
clearness. Then they can't hear, nnd
tho first thing you know there is n
complulnt about poor connection and
faulty service. The correct way 'to talk
over the telephone Is to talk as you do
in ordlnnry conversation, or erven a tri
fle lower. People can't seem to real
ize that the telephone vwIH carry a
whisper even. No, they must talk loud
enough to be hoard from 10th nnd
Chestnut streets to Germantown, If
those be- the connected points. Just
try yourself. Try the low, well modu
lated voice, and see If you do not get
infinitely better service out of your
telephone In the future."
Two men sat In tho hotel lobby glow
ering at the smoke which they blew
toward the colling. At Intervals' they
broke Into argument which involved
"What's the matter with them?"
asked a salesman.
"One Is tho proprietor of this .ho
tel," answered the accommodating clerk,
"tho-; other owns the only . newspaper
"Last night both went to tho theater
where a magician asked for a handker
chief. A man jokingly handed him a
big square of muslin.
"The magician studied the cloth for
A few minutes, nnd then said, dramatic
ally: " Thank heaven, there's at least ono
clean .sheet in this town.'
"And now tho publisher snya the ho
tel bed clothes wero alluded to,' told tlio
other insists that was tho town's iiowb
paper." . Couldn't Fool FlltllLT.
Stern Parent (ns daughter comes up
stairs at midnight) What makes that
young man stay so late.
Trctty Daughter Why, wo orgot
to discussing polities', and didn't notice
tho flight of time.
Stern Parent That story doesn't' go,
young ady. Peoplo' who discuss poli
tics mako a lot inoro nolso that you
Mr. Stubb (rending nd,)-I 'boo tho
"Lives of the lliiiited" advertised ddwn
at tho book salo to-day.
Mr. Htulili "r.Ives or Hin TTnntrvir'.
Gracious, John, I wonder who wroto
that book? '
Mr. fitubb Ob, somo bachelor during
leap year, I prdsumo.
T T' 1
Didn't aienn If.
."I saw such n funny old fossil in tho
museum today, pi'ofcssor. I thought of
you np ouco."
Oar pp.wers ,owo much pf their aa-
tXB U our hopes. jQbDsotu
This machine, which can cut 240,000 wooden blocks lu ten hours, con
sists of a scries of circular sawn fed with wooden bnttens. These nro kept
In the right direction by the frame, which in the picture Is mined In order
to show tho sawing apparatus. Tho batteiiH move up ati Inclined piano to
wards tho sawB and tho finished block are delivered down n similar plane
at tho other end. The inotlvo power Is electricity.
Through an official act of tho Church
of tho Brethren In Pennsylvania mom
bcrs of tho sect who wear gold rim
mod spectacles nud eyeglasses are vir
tually called heretics.
Tho Brethren, or Dunkards, as they
are commonly called, hayo always been
opposed to all forma of oHtontatlouH
display. In tho rural districts tho
members of tho church adhere faith-
C08TCMK8 Or T1IK Df.MCAIlOS.
fully to tho old-tlmo regulations, es
chewing all ornatb features of dross or
Those wlio go to tho cities and es
tablish churches thero havo discon
tinued many of theso customs. Tho
men wear nqcktlqs and watch chains,
which tho oldor rural members re.
garded as abominations. Tho cltv
churches have organs and stained glass
windows, which are not tolerated In
tho rural churches.
In matters touching tho conduct of
tho momberB tho Dunkurds nro not
govorned by set rules, but merely by
tno genoral sentiment of the church
WASHING TUB 1CEBT.
oxpressed from timo to tlmo in its con
ferences. Tho only authorized weed
of tho church Is tho Biblo, and upon
thp Utoral interpretation of various
passage of Scrlpturo oro based tho ya
rlous customs of tho church, euch aa
tho baptism of adults In n running
stream, tho opposition to warfare and
litigation, tho wcarlnir of ttm t,ini
garb, tho lovo feaaUthe feotwaalUng
ceremony nnd tho kiss of charity ex
changed by mcmboni nt church serv'
Sometlmon tho district confcrcncci
attempt to enforce stringent rules, ol
conduct under pain of oxcommunlca
tlon. Tho Ohio conference has decided
that all members shall bo expelled un
less thoy agroo that tho "wearing ol
hats by sisters, tho mustache alono by
brethren, all fashlonablo dressing,
wearing of Jewelry, gold nnd unncccs
sary ornamentation bo discontinued
and that tho sisters wear tho prnyei
cap during religious services."
Tho question of n paid ministry hat
been a source of much porplexity tc
tho church, Originally ministers wcr
chosen from tho membership q the
congregation and served without pay,
continuing their previous employment
Tho city churches found such method!
impracticable and to maintain' tholt
work wero forced to pay their paatora
Officially thin Is termed a supported
ministry and under that designation
has been tacitly permitted,
Anit-rlon'n Cocoit Conaumptlon.
The Imports of crude cocoa Into the
United States In tho calendar yeat
1903 amounted to 97,41,0,700 pounds
valued at (12,909,830. Tho Imports the
year provlous wero 912,147 pound
loss, but tho total value was $2,155,
743 greater. In other wdrds tho mar
kot valuo of the cocoa Imports dropped
from 17 tj ccntB per pound In 1907 tc
13 1-3 cents In 1909. Tho United
States Is the largest consumer of co
coa, tho world output of which It
about 340.000,000 pounds. Tho leading
countries supplying tho American mar
kets are tho British West Indlos,
which sent 27,045,371 pounds In 1908.
while 17.020,110, pounds camo from
okowhero In the Went Indleii and Ber
muda; Brazil furnished 10,301,524
pounds, whllo 18,773,980 pounds came
from elsewhere In South America.
Crudo cocoa ranks ns twenty-fifth In
Importance of merchandise Into thf
Trnliilnif Ml, Ilrrnnrtl !lu
Tho training "of th6 rcscuo dogs ot
tho Hospice of St. Bernard, on the
AlpB Is really very simple. During
the summer months, whon tho monks
aro not no busy, some of the assistants
at tho monastery tako tho young dogn
out, Into tho vnlloys or hollows, whore
thero Is nlwayH snow. Ono mnn will
go and Ho down in tho nnow nnd bury
himself in it, nnd then n dog Is sent to
look after him. Tho animal Ib taught
to bark when ho hna found him, and
also to rouse tho man up If ho Is
asloop, Whqn tlio man wakes up and
stands, on his foot tho, do.loado'Jitm
to tho hospice, running along in front
to show him tho way.
Nolo, . . '
Tho 1 note is not tho smallest Is
sued by Uio Bank of Hngjand,, By oil
tako n noto of tho valjio of 6no ponhy
was mado and,lBquort ,n-l$2fr j JKwn
In circulation for many yoars, a source
of nnnoynnco to tho cashiers In mak
ing up tholr accounts. At length the
holder of It brought It to thojbnnkj
and aftqr considerable nrgumont per
suaded tho authorities to gvo him 5
llllndiittxw from VnM ntf
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from fi full 7
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