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' ! : ' SeptnilMr 1, 1027 i
'"' -rt' fnm ijt ii a sinr unto the Lord: let us make a Joyful noise
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SPECIAL SESSION A NUISANCE
Resident Cctolidge is urged to call a special session of
congress, or at least of the senate, a month aneaa ot tne
regular time in December 7 " ' ; ..
: n And a Rapid City: dispatch of -yesterday says he is con
sideWhg .this request. -: r. : ' ;
! Congressman Hawley said last nightvthat a special ses
sion for the date named would be a nuisance; that it would
elay' and hinder the work of congress rather than help and
speed it up - s . . ;
And he does, not think Mr..'Coolidge will consider the re
qiiestfkXrom special interests seriously.
. He said last night' that the ways and means committee
"and several "of the" other' oat commjttees fof congress have
sessions scheduled ' a. jndntfr or : longer before . the convening
-of the regular sessions of the national law making body in
Dpcember. These committees have important work. before
VllCill, XI lit HCl 3 ui. gicat uJUiuvMv, uuuci vvuoiuwbmuu auu
'vestigation. One of the. great matters;, is the revising of
the 'whole scheme of obtaining revenues for the support of
the federal government." With congress in session, the mem
bers of these great committees would have much o their
vtimi taken up biwthe fioora of the two houses--l
: 1?And so the many big tasks they will hdve in hand in their
committee work would be hampered and delayed, and thus
the '-work'of congress interfered with seriously
5 For the big tasks are done in committees, j and this is
jneesrily.the case with such unwieldy bodies, especially
that of the lower house.
STILL MORE AND MORE GRAIN
'.'"' Notwithstanding the fact that we have! had three
straight ' years of average poor yields of grain,"especially
wheat, the Salem district should grow more grain. This dis
tfiiwiir never raise too' much grain if our growers will
feed a large enough proportion of it to poultry and hogs and
cows and livestock generally : r- j -
J I, Andthey will always have a good sale for their milling
oati for they Nian raise the best grown in the world. .
! iThey.cannot raise too much corn, eilher, for silage; and
for; thj? .hejisrand" hogs--'-p.r. : 7X, ".:. t -
" They should raise better wheat and better oats, on the
riverage; in which case they will grow more to the acre, and
get-higher prices, thus making the growing more profitable.
, 3' " This is a good grain country, and it will always grow
tgrain, especially in rotation schemes carried on intelligently.
I This is not a grain country that will allow of straight
grairi cropping on the -same land year after year; in fact,
jthere is jio such country outside of the Nile valley and other
valleys subject to annual overflow and the bringing down of
new soil from the upper reaches for every succeeding crop
So we must have better cultural methods on the average,
land greater attention to good seed and the right varieties.
I We now produce 63 commercial varieties of wheat, for in-
stance, whereas 12 would be a great plenty. Ivan Stewart
ay-we should use only- four varieties of winter wheat. Read
what he says.
r One of ' the big and outstanding things for the Salem
'district in grain crops is the production of the milling oats
tfor which it is alrea f amouf-r- t A . J f " .
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a lie ui ctij. as i iuuu,
We raise here an oat that
hah any other, and that is the best known for milling pur
poses; and for the uses made of it by the breakfast food
Wanufacturers of the United States. . : j
j s There is a big and growing demand for the.' oats of this
quality, and it would pay our farmers to specialize on this
Icind- more than they have done in the past ; to specialize
and improve' the quality ; to render the product absolutely
j . ' This line of .agriculture might well be organized and
standardized It is a line in which we have what amounts to
?a i ranchis e (with a sma 11 district of "western 1 Washington
"in the Skagit, valley) ;;an( we could "profitably use the fran
chise, to ithe very limit ni the. demand; of that : "product :o
jprimacy ; and the best authorities believe this could be carried
'Very far. - The breakfast :food demand is big in this country:
This is a line, Vtoo," .that bur . own t manufacturers . -yyould do
jwell to develop ;.to the end that the great bulk of the manufac-!turing-,of
high class breakfast foods for the .whole country
jmilht te here, instead of Lhipping the grains across ihe coun7
"try and then shipping ttem back again to our consumers
Hn manufactured form;
And Hannchen barley.
,Ivan Stewart article; the interview part of it under his sig
nature. If present comparative prices hold, the time is here
when Hannchen barley should take the places of both wheat
iand. oats on a good deal oil our land, r . :
H Read the article concerning the work of Ross C Bid
Kvell, of the Cherry City Milling company; He. is a man worth
j while, to our grain growing and live stock interests. And
;note what Harley t. Whit? has to say about.oldiind nevyyar-
"e I1 iY2 La!:a Lalish lands "beaver Jam tads; But
nuh r-re th:n this, cs.will i:cti ii th'. rw'3
- ; " L-.rfTT THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEli; OREGON
Ralph M. Kletifog Adtartiilng Masagar
K. Martin . Suut. MeehaBtral
W. H. HanderaOB Cireulatioa Manager
E. A. A bote n - .'Livei.rk Kditor
W. O. Conner j t Potutxy Kditor
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weighs heavier to the bushel
Read the? comments under the
I Millions of years. ' Long periods beyond the imagination to
calculate when the bed of the
of this world was a long, long
Labish lands, ; preparing' them
the most abundant crops grown
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IK HOP PLOW
Device Wjarkqfl Out hy W. A.
"!4 ab!e?dver? Wide 'Area
- , i By Allan Canfield - -
The need for better, more adapt
able, and more cheaply operated
tools for use in the production of
hops- for commercial purposes has
resulted in the Invention and per
fection of a new hop plow by"W.
A. Sloper, of Independence, which
Is widely used by hop growers in
Marion and Polk counties, and has
even found an enthusiastic market
in Canada. 4 -
Seven or eight years ago, W. A.
Sloper, senior partner In the Slo
per Brothers 200 acre hop ranch
located six" miles south of Inde
pendence, found his tools inade
quate.; Horse-orawn - -plows" ' spring
tooth harrows, and drags were
used to cultivate the then 90 at res.
of hops, but the method was slow
and results, more or less indiffer
ent. All the neighboring growers
were using similar 'methods. Trac
tors were used to -some extent,
however, although they "were not
as satisfactory as might be wished.
. Today the actual hop acreage on
the Sloper farm has increased to
150 acres, and the labor of culti
vating, from the time of spring
plowing until the last cultivation
and dragging in the summer, is
accomplished with actually leas la
bor than when the yards were but
90 acres in extent, according to
Mr. Slopey, v ,.-- , :. ,4 , ,.
. The secret lies in the invention
of a special'' hop plow, developed
by Mr. Sloper, until now It is
used extensively In the largest
hop yards In the world- and ex
clusively In many
- The plow, consisting ot ' two
large breaker discs in front, and
three on each side 'In he rear, is
so adjustable, as to combine the
best features of a gang plow, cul
tivator, and harrow,
One plow, operated by tractor
with one man. is' capable of ade
quately j covering ; 2 8 0 acres
throughout the season, it has been
demonstrated on one of the larger
ranches near. Salem, although a
smaller acreage of , 200 may be
more Intensively worked, accord
ing to Sloped . , .. , ... . , .
UtThe plow,' he said. wiU save
Us cost in labor in a single season
on a ranch of 200 acres. I made
the first one for my own use about
six years ago My neighbors came ,
to see it, watched it operate, and
since then I've , been pretty . busy
between -raising hops and building
hop plows in my own shop" for oth
er : growers." ? f - ';?v :
Sloper Brothers have one of the
best and most up-to-date machine
shops ever maintained on a ranch,
it is believed. Power lathes, press-
es, and many other tools, all oper
ated' electrically, are ;" included
among that equipment necessary
for a well-ordered machine ."Shop
capable of all kinds of machine
work.'. ' "y ' ' - J
- It is there that Sloper spends
his Bpare time, ; making patterns,'
shaping, cutting,- and , assembling
his plows. . Even castings are ma
chined . in the shop. Bar steel , is
cut Into .the proper lengths; and
shapes for frames. " - '-'y:'
Altogether, f a i most complete
plow works is housed In the con
crete ' building which is his ma
chine shop. -. ''' j
I By use of the plow, which may
be set to cut as deep aa Jl4 inch
es, and makes a furrow from 7 to
ten inches wide, the, old trouble
some ; method of. cutting vines,
after the fall crop is harvested,
and burning them, is eliminated,
for the disks cut them! off 'short
against the hills, working . them
into the soil to provide new food
and ''vigor for the next year's
, V Do you think Irrigation would
pay youl,Sloper was asked.
t"' No,"ie4nswered.: "not enough
for the work involved. You have
seen how . much ' greener and
healthier my' hops look than those
In any of the surrounding' yards. ,1
w "Irrigation does .. pay.. But we
obtain the same results, by Inten
sive cultivation wlth our plow. If
you irrigate,' you have to cultivate
anyhow, and so far as I can see,
we . have Just as good crops, and
almost' as ' much, "moisture In the
ground as when we Irrigated.
"We have covered the ground
eight times this season, and you
can see for yourself what the re
sults, h Ave been.' - '
Sloper used a Model W." Cletrae
tractor with his plow for six years,
but recently purchased a . larger
model, (model K), which handles
the plow with ease, even though
it is smaller than many, tractors in
use among, hop growers, , ;
By using modern, improved Ma
chinery "of ti own"'- iii'.lsL, THbrer
has been etl to ellm th
wcrk "ol aa t..iy- L3 or tlgLi
If D 1 EKE MB
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sea was there. . The JMaker
time in forming these Lake
for an endless succession of
anywhere on this green foot-
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in the Salem district as well as In
Canada, is 'using six of these
plows, and report them fool proof.
One grower was quoted recently in
the press as having said, with re
gard to his phenomenal . success
with a certain specie xt hops, "The
Sloper hop plow has been used
and I consider it the most success
ful contrivance ever constructed
for1 thorough" and rapid cultivation
in a hop yard." ' i ;
' It is intaresting to note that as
much of the raw materials used In
the manufacture of , the plow, as
possible, are obtained -in Oregon,
so that the: plow- Is entirely an
Oregon product. -
I Bits For Dreahfajit I
Raise more grain
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. And feed more' grain ; 0
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And make more grain Into man
ufactured articles i .
I And use grain as a- rotation
crop on all the farms of this sec
tion. " That will make this a good
grain country, as It, was . in pio
neer days. 5 vi .-.
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. Hannchen barley is, proving one
of the , bets tor this section of the
alley. That is the way to spell
it; the way the United States de
partment ot agrlcultnre spells "it
In the Yeaij Book. There are sev
eral other-ways, all wrong., Hon.
A: Bush uted to say, in his Joking
mood, that there are several ways
to spell any word, but only one
right way. ,
A-special i session of congress
would be a hot air speechfest.
mostlyv and lit would 'delay mat
ters rather than speed them up. .
m m m
A few showers. . They always
come with hop picking. But we
have many weeks of fair weather
ahead of us, unless the weather
clerk decides to tuh amuck. v s,v
The resumption of busy times at
the Salem canneries again reminds
us that this is primarily a fruit
country. The canneries here have
to ship parts of their packs long
distances, such as pears and ap
ples.. Our section should raise ali
these, with i many thousand'f
tons more oi winter pears, too; ' '
PRUNE GROWER TAKEN.
TO TASK BY R. H. KIPP
i Coatiay4 fr' pt 1.) ; . .
do not understand the business of
marketing. There are some grow
ers who do not realize what a con
tract means. If they honestly 'en
ter Into a contract to sell their
crops to certain packers and then
IS minutes later other packers of
fer them one-eighth cent more a
pound, the growers immediately
begin t to figure out how they can
avoid the contract entered into.
? 1 Sincerity Attacked r.;
5 "No doubt, a grqwer feels he
must have every penny he can get
for his crop, but this met hod" of
doing business is never going to
be the one which will bring' such
prices. , : : : -v.
"When a big packer recently,
made the remark to us that he
could buy one half the ; prune
growers -tor 10 cents each, we
were fa niT fpbsitfon..to deny the
truth of hlal statement, meaning
thatiif he. would go out. and offer
one half the j growers 10; cents
more per" one hundred pounds than
bthers had offered them for their
crops the growers would not .feel
compelled to live up .to any con
tracts. they had, either cooperative'
or otherwise., - Neither,-would they
care whether all their fellow grow
ers had to take 10 cents less per
hundred In order to even up on
the' wholei - Z Z'.'"
"Naturally, the packers are, not
in business merely for the purpose
of helping the - growers ? market
their prunes. They: are in: busi
ness" to make money from, their
work of helping to distribute, the
Instead of soda ' hereafter, taKe
a IltUe "Phillips Milk of Magne
sla In water any time lor Indi
gestion or sour, acid, gassy stbm
ach, and relief will come Instantly
For fifty years genuine "Phil
lips Milk ot Magnesia has been
prescribed by physicians ; becaus
It overcomes three times lis much
acid in the stomach as a saturated
solution of bicarbonate of ' soda,
leaving ; the , stomach sweet and
free, from all gases. . It netitrallxe
add fermentations in thai bowel'
and gently urges the sourirg waste
from the system without. purging
Besides, It Is more pleasant to
take than soda. lnsisi upon
"Pmivif twenijAii cfent and
fifty ce 2 L 't 0 1 tlca, aay. drugstore.
7JIlltor. Ilaxnestak? teen the
tf. -S. Regisursi'-Tr&.le'llatk1 of
Tla Claris IT. TlVZz ijCUzitcil
hillips Milkbf Ilagnes'U-.
prunes, and if they can do it better
than the growers themselves they
should be permitted to do so. ..;
rIt Is not difficult for, growers
to" ascertain the facts' as to results
being obtained, whether by cooper
ative distribution or private, but
ail growers should be careful to
consider the acverage returnoT all
unorganized growers as against
the average1 returns, of- all organ
ized growers, because, while all or
ganized growers receive exactly
the same price ; for their prunes,
size and quality considered, this is
neyr, truet ; the unorganized
growers;-?:s 1 & itf dhM "
5 InUbe'.pastrWb have'had" thpse
working with.:the'inovemeat ..with
the same kind of friendly, spirit
thai was within Judas at the time
he moved among the 12 disciples.
"We have had .those private, in
terests who ; instructed their rep
resentatives to attend meetings
for the consideration of cooper
ative marketing movements, to
render all apparent possible as
sistance, but to be sure to finally
throw a nice wet blanket over the
whole movement, f- r w
"We have had others out . over
the state using the same weapon
in opposing cooperative marketing
that Samson used in -his assault
upon the Philistines, namely, the
jawbone of an . ass. .
:y. United Kf fort Held Need
"It is going to take. the. seiious
united effort of all interests to get
this plan into operation, and un
less we are all for.it we are wast-
Ing time, because something else
will have to .be done. We cannot
give up, because some organized
activity is going to be necessary to!
do the many things that must be
done' to help market the 'Oregonj
prunes. We are perfectly ; willing
to agree that two very important
things are to have, first,' a much
more dependable pack; both in
quality and ' quantity, to offer to
the trade each year, and second, a
general 'advertising movement to
extend consumption." We may be
wrong, but we feel that the indus
try must be - organized T before
these two things can be done prop
erly . ' ,
'We believe : that growers
should organize for themselves
and not against anyone; but, part
Uft TMAOVOU TW UM
OP HGD-GM P Yffl
-r JOHM GRSIOKO-
Helen, an ancient lady witn moa-
era ideas. " .
Menelaos. her husband while she
stayed at home. . r '
Hermlone. her daughter and sever
'est critic. ' v
Orestes, her nephew young en
' ough to be a reformer; old
enough to have ambitions.
Eteoneus, gate-keeper by calling;
; philosopher . by .instinct; morai
1st by observation, , , w . .
Adraste. handmaiden and friend
' to Helen; scandal to 'most ev
erybody else. '" 'i
Charitas. the lady next' door.x , ;
Damastor, a boy who strayed from
the family door-step. t :
Menelaos has called Hermlone,
his daughter, into thp. parlor to
talk over her proposed marriage
with Orestes. Menelaos was con
tent to let Hermione manage the
affair herself; Orestes was an ac
ceptable young .man to him. But
Helen" thought otherwise; Herml
one should be, told by father to go
slow at least, until she had time
to look ' over Pyrrhus, Achillles
son .and . mother's, ideal of a Teal
"he-man." The conversation , be-i
tween father ,and daughter "has
switched from Hermione herseit
to mother and her frankness and
beauty.;: :";;',; j.;s .
i Now1 go on with, the story.
Tea, a 'devastating beauty'
that's your mother, said Menela
os. "I suppose it's a gift. I dare
say 1 waste time blaming her (for
it." ! . ' V 'At,iV:..i
"But at. least she ought to know
herself better by this time." said
Hermlone.' "When you've conced
ed all you ; can, you can't excuse
her entirely for misleading the In
nocent and the unsuspecting.".- C
"Oh, come, that's a trife strong"
said Menelaos. "She doesn't mis
lead you,1 who I suppose! are inno
cent, and no one ,who knows her
seems to be unsuspecting. Every
one. from the family gate-keeper
to the neighboring gossips, seems
to hope for the worst; Besides, the
curious thlng; la she has. had, her
triumphs most often' with the! so
phisticated. At least they've been
married. Paris wasn't Innocent nor
unsuspecting," . '
t "I wa& thinking'of Adraste, that
girl she's so fond of." said Herml
one. "I don't care for the type."
"What is Adraste'a type?" said
-Menelaos, . .
4; "Oh, she has what mother
would call the Jove of life. I sup
pose.' said Hermione. "In plain
words, she seems to me Jt isn't
a nice thing to say of a girtr but I
thinks she is; rather passionate.
You know what I mean the un
pleasant sense.7 It there were a
man around and she were "in love
with him, I dare say ahe'd say yes
after almost no courtship at all."
I i 'Any laan?' asked Menelaos
"Or Is there a particular one?" , ,
l'Any.enejwouldo, I thi-":,'
sill ,IIe.rpfeae.,': "Plee ader-
stand I'm' tot " sayir ? ' ev.tC.'.-.- j
THURSDAY MORNINq SEPTEMBER 1, 1027.
ly organized, -the growers cannot
save any industry.. They can only
The present plan of cooperative
prune marketing organization -In
Oregon anJ. southwestern Wash
ington, contemplates the signing. of
all packers by October 1 and 90
per "cent of the growers by Janu
ary 1. '
BHIT SHOT OOtilil
AXOTHrHt ' RE3IOVKD v FR03I
ROIJU OP FAMOUS BAND
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' WICHITA, KAS., AUG. 31.
( AP ) Another bandit whose
name was said "to. be listliln the
membership yoll ,of ,.the .-Kimesn
Terrell bandlofl'atliwi whfeb. for
years ; terrorized OkTahoma and
southeastern . Kansas. was shot
down and killed here today hy a
Wichita police officer.!
! The outlaw. Porter Meeks, ja
roled. Oklahoma . bank bandit and
supposedly one of the bandit trio
which shot down a policeman in
a gun battle here Monday morn
ing.' was shot and killed in an ex
change of shots today with anoth
er police officer when he resisted
arrest.' Meeks drew his gun and
fired several shots when cornered
in a field by Police Detective
Merle"- Col ver." '
Harold.Burkholder, 14 year old
youth who directed the officer to
Iheliunted bandit, was struck in
the leg by one of the bullets. His
condition ia not critical. Meeks
was the ' second member of the
trio, to die,; Herman Barker com
mitted suicide after the, Monday
morning battle wben two police
man accosted the gang, fresh from
an . Ice plant robbery at Newton.
SAN FRANCISCO. AUG. 31.
(AP) Earl Gray. 21, nd F. E.
Spina, 30, -carpenters, were kill
ed here late today when the hoist
in which they were being lifted to
the roof of a new. apartment build-
broke and plunged the men
fourteen floors : to the
Practically - every ; bone
men's bodies was broken.
mother iad taught her to control
herself, to wait properly for love
to come into one's life, not to be
violent and unmaidenly! But from
some remarks - Adraste has drop
ped in my presence. I fancy she
thinks romance justifies anything,
and" of -course-.-1 couldn't-argue
with her mother's example' and
r Your own relation to Orestes
has been a little Informal, hasn't
it?" said Menelaos.
i "That's different," said Hermi
one. 'Our relation has been ex
ceptional; but proper throughout.
I hardly feel that we had amy
courtship,; we passed so quickly
to exchanging advice about the
family difficulties. Of ' course,
we've seen each other" alone, when
Eteoneus didn't know, but you
were away, and we thought of our
selves as always destined for each
other . . .
"You'll have to remind your
mother about the destiny," aald
Menelaos. - "Meanwhile coming
back to Adrastei'm glad there's
no man around just how, unless
you5 count ,-' Damastor. i Helen
thinks he may be making love to
"Nonsense! gald Hermlone, "his
mother has told me several times
he's fond of me- rather foolish, of
him, you .might say, but It indi
cates, at least the type he ad
mires. He's been carefully train
ed, land besides, he's only a boy.
I doubt if he would marry ut of
hiaj; tradlUon, and even ; if he
thought , of it, he . hasn't enough
force of character yet; to make
love to Adraste, and face his moth
er.' The sort of man I meant was
Pyrrhus, perhaps; you might send
for; him after all, and' marry- him
to Adraste. Then mother would
hate M mln the family circle, as
she desires, and I could take Or
estes in peace." ' - v; . ; ,
I won't have , - Pyrrhus," said
Menelaos. i-ni teU.her that again
the moment I fee her.". ; . j
f'Te'll hfit now ald Hermlone;
"here she comesT" r . --
CHAPTER in '.
"Helen,., aald; Menelaos, "I tell
you again,. I. won't have Pyhrrus
, "I'm glad you mentioned Pyr-j
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THE MORNING ARGUMENT
By Robert QuiUen
- "I know it looks sneakin. but
I've 5 saved up- seven dollars . an
forty cents that Pa don't now
t othin' "about." '
"(Copyright, J92T. Pabltabara Syadirate)
rhus." said Helen; ! 'want to
talk to Hermlone about him. You
have been reporting our conversa
tion,; have you?' f - - ' . '-
"I've told her you wanted Pyr
rhus for a son-in-law.' and you sug
gested having him here for a vis
it," said Menelaos. ;"But Hermlone
agrees w.lth me that it's pot safe
to ask Pyrrhus here."-' .
"Not safe?" asked Helen.
"Who's going to'hurr.ttim? Guests
are always 8afei j;K;l;i;. ;:'
" "But the host isiTt, nowadays
said Menefaos. "We've 'made Up;
our minds to practise sbme of youit
frankness, - Hermlone- thinks with;
me that she and I wouldn't ' get
much of a visit from Py rrhus."
With you here, she wouldn't see
much of hlmj He'd be charmed,
of i ; course so - deply enchanted
that he mightn't notice there was
such, a person as your- daughter
or your husband. It wont do, Hel
en. You've come out all right so
far, but from now on well leave
well enough, alone!"
" "This is the way you Insulted
me the last time we' discussed this
subject," said Helen. "I told you
then I would hot 'stay with you if
you repeated the offense. Now I
shaii go." -.1 ,.;:;,. :.. a , : .
.. .i,Oh, come now, . Helen," said
Menelaos, MI was off my guard."
, f I am going," said Helen, 'and
I ask you to let: me depart , with
some show of dignity in your man
ners, without words. Adraste and
I can be, ready tomorrow. I have
several places in mind jwhere we
shall probably be welcome. There's
Idomeneus '. , . t; . ;
i ."Helen,, said Menelaos, "I beg
or you to stay. I surrender abso
lutely. I admit, before Hermlone.
I was aj together In the wrong. I
have acted unworthily, X have-"
:, "Mother.! said Hermione,. , : "if
you'll stay, 111 do what you ask
about Pyrrhus. I'll , welcome him
here, in this house, before I mar
ry Orestes." . ' " '.
"I suppose I must come to it,"
said Menelaos. "ic youH stay, Hel
en. I'll send the invitation to Pyr
rhus at once. ; I'll go . send the
messenger. I promise to stay at
least till Phrrhus 'comes, or till
Orestes comes. My own rule
ought to work both. ways. Hermio
ne, ' if you ought to see Pyrrhus
firsts I certainly ought to give Or
estes a chance to . prove- himself
what you think him; Your fath
er is sending for Pyrrhus, but he's
a long way off and can't arrive for
some , time. Meanwhile I should
like to ha ve your cousin here. Will
you see to it that he comes?"
v'There's nothing I'd rather do"
said Hermlone, "ha t-1 ; dont know
where he is, 1-never know. Hes
hiding from - Aegis thus. We'll Just
have to alt tiU.he comes", .
"Couldn't; he. trust you with his
secret?" aald Helen. I don't like
that at aU.. Well. ;then, . we'll hare
to wait till. Orestes comes. J real
ly hope it will be soon. And I want
you lo know, Hermlone, I apprec
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I asked to see Pyrrhus."
V "Before I go,, said Hermione.
I'd' like to find put I'm awfully
curious- who . that Idomeneus
was. ; Father got quite excited at
his name." ;
"He was one "of my suitors."
said Helen. "When ;I. was married
the old' custom "still held!; for the
suitors not . to appear In person,
butio" send gifttr wlth-the offer of
their hand, and . let ihej lady and
her parents decide. Idomeneus is
a very original man. . He was al
ways far ahead of his times. He
came himself with ; his gifts, and
said. that if he had the good for
tune to win me, no one else should
have , the happiness - . of hearing
the word of assent, and no one
else should have the honor of
bringing me to his home. Do you
know, Hermlone, I was so inex
perienced than that I thought him
most crude to go against the prop
er rules for a sentimental marri
age. I rejected him first of all,
and sent him off alone. Then I
weighed the absentee suitors, con
scientiously, conventionally, ana
as I felt, romantically, and decid
ed - on Menelaos., Idomeneus is a .
strange person to this day. Ha
has never married. But It's be
cause of him that I think - a girl
should see all the possibilities,
whether suitors or not, before she
gives herself. Even at the best,
we overlook so much!". .
- (To be continued)
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