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OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
ROAD FRANCHISE SECURED.
Eastern Capitalists Said to Be Inte
rested in Cocs Bay Project.
Marshfield The terms of the fran
chise granted to J. H. Somers and J.
F. Clark for an electric railroad on the
county roads have been made public.
The commissioners have given them
the privilege of choosing between the
road from Myrtle Point to Roeeburg or
the Coos bay wagon road from Sumner
to Myrtle Point The franchise pro
vides that those receiving the franchise
must select one of the two routes and
begin work of construction within six
months and have half of the line com
pleted within eighteen months, and all
completed within Coos county in two
The same parties promoted the
efforts of the Coquille Mill & Mercan
tile company at Coquille in securing a
franchise for a road through that city.
Somers and Clark have not yet di
vulged their plans further than to state
that outside capital will be interested.
TROUBLE OVER BOUNTY.
New Oregon Law Is Misunderstood
in Umatilla County.
Pendleton From present indications
there is to be much trouble relative to
the payment of bounties on coyotes
when the new law goes into effect.
Though the new law does not operate
until May 22. all coyotes killed since
February 1 are subject to bounty.
Hundreds of the destructive animals
have been killed in this county since
that date and the trouble is to come
from these scalps.
Copies of the law have been received
and it haa been discovered for the first
time that all four feet, as well as the
scalp, must be attached to each hide,
and it is this provision that has been
disregarded by the killers. Though
hundreds of hides are ready to be pre
sented the day the law goes into effect,
it is not believed that more than a score
of them have the claws attached.
Rogue Bridged at Woodville.
Medf ord The court of Jackson coun
ty has ordered construction of a new
steel bridge across the Rogue river at
Woodville, below Gold Hill, which will
open a large agricultural district adja
cent to Woodville but across the river.
The trade of this section haa hitherto
been diverted to Grants Pass but now
the little city will get all of the trade
of that section. A planing mill, a box
factory and a brick yard have recently
been added to the industries of Wood'
vine ana work: nas just started on a
large brick schoolhouse.
Forest Made Into Orchard.
Grants Pass From the primitive
forest to a field of 50 acres planted to
thrifty pear trees, apple trees and To
kay grapes is a task that has just been
accomplished by W. B. Sherman, of
this place, within five weeks. Just a
little over a month ago this same 50
acre tract was studded with pine, fir
and underbrush. Today the improve
ments placed thereon have increased
this property three-fold in value. The
tract of land in question lies up the
river near Tokay Heights, and is with
in plain view of town.
Two-Day Festival at Lebanon.
Lebanon The committee appointed
by the Lebanon Business Men's league
to make arrangements for the Lebanon
strawberry fair has announced that
Friday and Saturday, June 4 and 5,
have been decided upon as the dates
for this festival. The committee has
invited the ladies of Lebanon and vi
cinity to join with them and have a
rose festival at the time of the fair.
It was also decided to hold a horse
show at the same time. The horse ex
hibition will occur Saturday afternoon,
Complaints Against Rates.
Salem D. B. Chamberlen, of Cot
tage Grove, a poultry raiser, has filed
an informal complaint with the rail
road commission in which he charges
that the rates on fancy poultry and
eggs enforced by the Southern Pacific
are prohibitive. M. C. Smith asks that
the Southern Pacific be compelled to
construct a small freight shed at
Walker, a flag station on the Southern
Pacific, toward the southern part of
Presbyterians Plan Big Meet.
Interest in the Presbyterian Brother
hood convention in Portland June 8 and
9 is increasing. A banquet will be
given the first night of the convention,
the second day being devoted to ad
dresses and conferences by leading lay
men of the state. The convention will
close the second evening with a mass
meeting addressed by officers of the
, Face Potato Famine.
Marshfield Coos countv in facino- n
potato famine and it is expected that
ine prices win soar Higher and reach
the record mark in this locality. There
are practically no old potatoes obtain
able and dealers are offering as high
as 2 cents a pound. The shortage is
not confined to Coos county but the
district in general is affected.
Willamette to Get Stadium
Pendleton That Willamette univer
sity, at Salem, is soon to have the larg
est athletic stadium in the Northwest,
and that it is sure to become the center
for intercollegiate and interscholastic
meets, is the statement given out here
by President Homan, when in Pendle
WILL SPEND MILLIONS.
. R. & N. Company Gives Out Plans
for Extensive Improvements.
Salem According to evidence intro
duced before the commission in the
Eastern Oregon grain rates investiga
tion, the Oregon Railway & Navigation
company contemplates the expenditure
of more than $3,500,000 during the
next year, beginning June 1. Testi
mony to this effect was offered by the
railroad company to show that a reduc
tion of the rates at this time would be
The largest item in the detailed
statement presented is that of the
bridge across the Willamette river at
Portland, for which plans have been
perfected. This structure is to cost
the railorad company $1,250,000. The
next largest item is for straightening
the track and eliminating curves be
tween The Dalles and Coyote, $1,000,
000. The statement also includes the pur
chase of more depot ground at The
Dalles at a cost of $71,000; ground for
and the construction of a roundhouse at
Pendleton to cost a total of $48,000; a
new station and additional grounds at
Baker City to cost $38,000. The other
items include straightening track and
ballasting the main line and improving
branch lines. The entire amount ag
gregates $3,528,738 85.
The hearing is the final one in regard
to the grain rates which have engaged
so much of the time of the commission
for the past 12 months. It will prob
ably be Borne time before the result of
the hearings will be known.
Buy Jackson Timber Road.
Medford With the sale of the Paci
fic & Eastern railroad to J. R. Allen,
of New York, during the past week,
the hopes of Southern Oregon residents
that the road be extended to the timber
belt northeast of this city above Butte
Falls have risen tremendously, and
realty values in the country along the
line of the proposed extension have
made a corresponding increase. It
seems that at last the road is to be
completed, and with its completion
one of the largest standing timber
belts in the Northwest, as yet un
touched by the woodman's axe, will be
Ontario Demands Action.
Ontario Protesting against the ac
tion of private interests who have filed
on water rights in the Owyhee river
without taking active steps to reclaim
the land, representatives of the Com
mercial club, of Ontario, Weiser, Pay
ette and Vale, met in this city and for
warded a petition to the Oregon and
Idaho delegations in congress urging
an early commencement of the Malheur
irrigation project. There are approxi
mately 145,000 acres of fertile land in
Freewater Realty Active.
Freewater Sale9 of real estate have
been active this week, Hall and Korts
having sold 11 acres of alfalfa land at
$200 an acre for Nelson Allen to Miss
Grundry, of Boston, Mass. ; 40 acres of
alfalfa land from Harry Badgero to J
Adrain, for $5,000, and nine acres of
fruit land from W. F. Korts to J. J
Gauner at $300 an acre. Fred Moreley
has sold his livery barn in Freewater
to J. Usher, of Walla Walla. Fruit is
Fruits Apples. 65cfa$2.50 per box:
strawberries, Oregon, 12&'c per pound,
Potatoes $1.752 per hundred.
Vegetables Turnips. $1.25 per sack
carrots, $1.25; parsnips, $1.60; beets,
$1.75; horseradish, 10c per pound; as
paragus, Oregon, 75c(5.$l. 25 per dozen
lettuce, head, 2050c per dozen; on
ions. 12Wai5c per dozen: radishes.
15(ff,20c per dozen; rhubarb, 23c per
Wheat Bluestem milling, $1.30
1.35; club, $1.20; valley, $1.17; red
Corn Whole, $35 per ton; cracked
$36 per ton.
Barley Feed, $34.50 per ton.
Oats No. 1 white, $41 per ton.
Hay Timothy, Willamette valley
$1418 per ton: Eastern Oreeon. $18
20; clover, $11(12; alfalfa, $13
14; grain hay, $1314; cheat, $14
14.50; vetch, 514. 14.50.
Butter City creamery, extras, 28c
fancy outside creamery, 27(228c : store
18c. Butter fat prices average M
cents per pound under regluar butter
fcggs uregon ranch, 2425c per
Poultry Hens, 15K16c; broilers
28(30c; fryers, 2225c; roosters
10c; ducks, 1415c; geese, 10llc
turxeys, zuc; squaDs, $2.50(g3 per
Veal Extras, 88c; ordinary, '
7c; heavy, 6g6c.
Pork Fancy, 10c per pound.
Hops 1909 contract. 9c; 1908 crop
8S8c; 1907 crop, 34c; 1906 crop
Wool Eastern Oregon, 16 21c
valley, fine, 24c; medium, 23c; coarse
22c; mohair, choice, 24g25c.
Cattle Steers, top, $5.50 5.75
fair to good, $5(3:5.25; common to me
dium. $4.50(3:4.75: cows. ton. S4.2SW
4.50: fair to trood. $3.75(0.4.25: com
mon to medium, $2.503.50; bulls and
stags, $3Ca:3.50; common, $22.75,
Hogs Best. $7.50fri7.75: fair
good, $7.25fi?,7.50; stackers, $66.50
Uiina iats, $6,757.
Sheep Top wethers, $44.50; fair
to good. $3.50(34: ewes, k'e less
all grades; yearlings, best, $4.50; fair
to good, $44.25; spring lambs, $5
ij DEMONSTRATE "MOONSHINING" I
Reconstructed Illicit Still to Be Shown
at Seattle Fair.
In a romantic gulch near the Pay
Streak of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific ex
position, in place shaded by lofty firs
and hidden by a dense growth of vine
maples and yellow broom, will be found
a typical "wild-cat" still. This pest
of the mountain revenue officers will
be reconstructed from a still destroyed
in the Tennessee mountains years ago,
and the battered copper kettles and
rusted worm will'again be mouted for
No corn, however, will be boiled into
the "oil of joy" in the exposition
'wild-cat;" only the operation show
ing how it used to be will be demon
strated. All the settings of the illicit
distiller have been gathered from the
high hillsJofJKenucky and Tennessee,
and the corn will be shelled, the fires
kept up and the trail watched by s
bunch of long bearded gentlemen.
grown grey in practicing their unsanc
The'arsenal of weapons of offense is
made up largely of Winchester 44s, but
scattered within easy reach will be
seen the long barreled squirrel gun
with which "Grand Pap" got meat for
the family, and incidentally made new
jobs for governmental employment
aspirants. The wild-catter repre
sents a class unable to withstand the
encroachments of certain brands of
progress, and his once highly respected
calling has fallen into ill repute and
the operator of the mountari still is no
longer looked upon as a prominent citi
ROBBERS LOOT TRAIN.
Union Pacific Overland Limited Held
Up Near Omaha.
Omaha, Neb., May 24. Four masked
men held up and robbed Union Pacific
passenger train No. 2, known as the
Overland Limited, a few miles west of
the city just before midnight Saturday
night, and secured seven mail sacks,
believed to have contained a large
quantity of registered mail.
They evidently got on the train at
some point west of here. The holdup
occurred about five miles west of the
city limits, in a deep cut along the re
cently constructed Lane cut-off.
The robbers climbed over the tank
and forced the engineer to stop his
tram, and then proceeded to the mail
car. The clerks were forced to open
the door and hand out seven pouches of
Once they secured the bags, the rob
bers hurried away in a southerly direc
tion, and permitted the train to pro
ceed. The passengers were not molest
ed, and as soon as the robbers left the
scene of the hold-up the train came to
The chief mail clerk was singled out
by the robbers and ordered to point out
the registered mail. This he did,
and the robbers gathered up seven
pouches. The leader then remarked :
This is all we can get into our au-
HAS NEW FORMULA.
Major Nichols is Successful in Color
Spokane, Wash., May 24. Major
Nichols, U. S. A., of Fort Wright, a
veteran student of photography, has
been successful in reproducing colors
by developing the negative with a
formula of his own.
For years he has devoted considera
ble attention to color photography and
has studied the discoveries of Lumiere,
of France, founder of the system. He
recently sent to New York for some of
the Lumiere plates, which have met
with little success by the photographers
of the country.
"I tried a little experiment of my
own, with the result that I have been
able to produce some negatives which
show the colors of the object in detail,"
said Major Nichols this morning.
He showed some plates which were
taken on the military grounds and con
tained the most minute detail in color
ing. "My side line is devoted to the mak
ing of lantern slides," continued the
major, "and it is my intention to take
a quantity of plates of this kind to the
Islands in August and to devote consid
erable of my spare time to making
pictures of tropical scenery."
Estate Left to Family.
New York, May 24. H. H. Rogers,
a short time before his death, distrib
uted a portion of his fortune among his
four children. It is understood he gave
$4,000,000 each to his son, H. H. Rog
ers, Jr., and to his three daughters,
Mrs. E. W. Benjamin, Mrs. Urban H.
Broughton and Mrs. W. R. Coe, $16,
000,000 in all. The remainder of his
estate, mainly in the form of stocks
and bonds, will be disposed of by his
will, which has not yet been made pub
lic. The main part of the estate is
divided among the widow and children.
' Honduras Sends Apology.
El Paso, Texas, May 24. Official in
formation has been received here that
one of the- more recent causes of fric
tion between the republics of Mexico
and Honduras, the violation of the
Mexican consulate at Teguicagalpa, a
few weeks ago by Honduran soldiers,
has been smoothed away. President
Datvilla, of Honduras, has apologized
to Mexico for the act of his soldiers.
The Honduran troops invaded the Mex
ican consulate to arrest a fugitive.
Porto Ricans Cool Off.
San Juan, R. R., May 24. The full
text of President Taft's special mes
sage to congress on Porto Rican affairs
has been received by mail, and after
reading it carefully, the Republican
leaders praise it highly as a states
CHAPTER VII. Continued.)
"Iwk here. Nellie.- aid the squire.
at length, "you can't Imagine for one in
stant that I have any intention of coerc
ing Maude on the point. Only give It a
trial. Be reasonable. You say she cares
for no one else at present. It her aee
young Pearman, and like him. If ahe can.
If not. there's an end of It; but If ahe
could fancy Mm, It would be well for all
of us. Huin stares us in the face this
would avert It. She, poor girl, will be
left but indifferently off should anything
happen to me; this insures her position,
and luxuries. I don't see why It shouldn t
be," and Ienison shot a .keen glance at
the pale face opposita.
"I will do what you would have me.
Harold." returned his wife, auietly. "I
don't think that I have ever seen Mr.
Pearman, hut I had formed such high
hopes for Maude ! I never crossed you
yet ; it Is not likely I should begin now,
when you're In such trouble. But, ob, I
do wish (ilinn could be saved in any
other wav !"
"You have beeu a good wife to me,
Nellie dear," said the squire, as he rose,
and pressed his lips to Mrs. I Unison's
fair cheek. "Tou dou't see this in the
right light, but you will when you think
tt over. Meanwhile, you will do what I
"I will tell Maude when you deem It
necessary, returned the soft voice of his
wife ; "but, Harold, I can't think H right ;
though you know best."
"You have not thought It over as
have. Do so, and you will change your
mind," said Deuison, as he left his wife's
Sadly mused the wife over her hus
band's communication. Quiet, undemon
strative woman as she was, yet Eleanor
Denison hud been brought up from her
cradle a thorough believer in the dogma of
caste, and even her gentle nature rebelled
at the idea that a daughter of hers should
wed the son of a low-born attorney. We
know her passionate idolatry of Maude,
surpassing even a mother's love. It is
easy to picture the bitter tears she shed
after that morning's interview. 8 lie was
a womau naturally given to weeping.
No passionate storm of lamentation
but a gentle shower of mourning. As
Harold Denixon's wife she had had man!
fold opportunities of practicing her voca
tion, yet I doubt whether he ever left
Salter tears running down her cheeks
than he did that bright spring afternoon,
Seldom did eye rest on a prettier pic
ture than was made by bonnie Maude
Denison this early April morning. The
close-fitting French grey merino dress,
with the plain linen collar and cuffs, set
off her beautifully molded figure to per
fection, while the cerise neck-ribbon just
relieves and gives warmth to her some
what neutral-tinted robe. Moreover, that
she bad just returned from a successful
raid on the conservatory, a snow-white
camellia and its blood-red sister coquet
tishly twisted iu her glossy brown hair,
sufficiently attested those crown jewels
of the floral world looking more in place
now than when adorning their parent
"Good morning, sweet mother mine,"
cried Ma.ude, as Sirs. Dcnison entered
the breakfast room. "Only look at the
plunder I ve brought you I I found old
Judkins' flowers unguarded this morning,
and I gathered and plucked. Isn't that a
bouquet, mamma, to greet you In April?'
"Yes. love glorious. No need to tell
me Judkins was away, or never would
his pets have been despoiled in this wise.
"No. cross old thing I He thinks flow
ers were made only to look at on tbei
stems, and not to wear or decorate
The entrance of Harold Denison here
checked conversation. He nodded a care
less "Good morning" to his daughter, and
then plunged moodily into his correspond
ence. He found nothing there, appar
ently, to raise bis spirits. At length
thrusting his letters into his pockets, he
"Well," he said, "things look blacker
and blacker. It's no use struggling: the
sooner my scheme Is tried, the better. Do
what you promised yesterday. Delay is
"But, Harold " pleaded his wife
as the ever-ready tears rose to her eyes.
"Don t be foolish. It's our only chance.
Understand," he said, crossing over to his
wife's chair, and lowering his voice so
that his daughter could not catch his
words "just put it before her in a com
mon sense way this morning. How can
you tell she will object. She can do
she likes about it. I have no wish to
coerce her in any way ; but, mind, tell her
the whole truth. It is only fair the pro-
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yum, buwjiu w mi u uciure ner. i n come
up to your room after luncheon, and you
can ten me now sue takes it :" and. turn-
ing on his beel, Harold Denison left the
"What's the matter, my mother," said
aiauue, as sue stole to Mrs. Denison'
side, and, passing ber arms round her
neck, laid her fair, fresh young cheek
against tne paie, worn, troubled fur.
"More of these dreadful money miseries
1 suppose; but don't look so tearful over
it. Papa looks so gloomy, and you so
sad. It's enough to frighten poor me. Even
If he has lost some more money, I sup
pose we shall always have enough to
ue upon ; ana it you and I, mother, can'
Dive new dresses for everso long, that'
nothing to be very sad about."
I am afraid Maude Denison la display
ing an ignorance of the world, and a dis
regard to the vanities and gewgaws tbere-
or, mat may seem a little high-strained;
but recollect that she is but eighteen,
that the Xmbinster was her first ball, and
that, owing to her father's pride and
straitened circumstances, she has lived
very secluded life.
rew were me strangers that came with
in tne gates ol Ulinn of late years. It
old Denison scorned to entertain unless
It couia do so with all tu old laflah
profusion that prodigal hospitality of
former times which had entailed such bit
t.rn. in his d resent daily bread. His
wife, naturally an extremely sensitive I
woman, shrunk also from mixing m -
. . . v. - knmU. anil modest I
ciety in a uim-u
way than she had been wont to do. bne
was not of the temperament to
half-whispered comments and upraised
evehrows of her country neighbors: 1 oor
tiling: I hear he has run through every-1
ming; even wv ...6 - .
be put down." ltemarks of this kind
were past her endurance, and so it was
that since she left school, some two years
ago, aiauae nau iru a
Tnie nmnv an o 111 friend ot tne ueui-
nn. hud offered to take care of the girl
to various gaieties In the county, even If
they could not Induce Mrs. Ienlson to
come to their houses and chaperone her
own daughter: but all such Invitations
had been met with a brief thougn cour
teous refusal. Poor lady, she had more
than once pleaded in her darling's behalf ;
hut. wranned in his own selfish pride,
Harold Denison said fiercely, he would
be patronized by no one,
And so Maude grew UP nice some win
flower, though not "born to bloom and
Dlusn unseen. ror are uui
two who would fain nluek the wild flower
and gather It to their bosoms If they may?
Did Maude know she was handsome:
Of course she did. She wanted no Xmin-
ster ball to tell her that. What girl
over fifteen, In the most primitive of
nAtions. havlnc beauty, is unaware ot
It? If there are no looking glasses, are
there not deep pelucld waters that will
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serve as such? Nature's mirrors where
by to wreath wild flowers In the hair?
Maidens of our advanced civilization may
be haunted with misgivings. Given the
face of an angel, can we tell how It may
stand the "make-up" that fashion seems
to have decreed In these days? How dark
eyes and eyelashes will go with golden
hair Is, of course, an open question. 1
can fancy the nervousness of those dusky
u . V a . f .ZrlZ,
the effect of paint and pigments, and what
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: ... .nn.. .nna.trau
must have had when they first put on
their woad !
Thus it came about that Maude Denison
bad been out but on very few occasions,
and had it not been that her godmother,
who having gold to bequeath, was too im-
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portant a person to be trifled with, had
in. .IojI Ki, ni, Kar nff thA hnrl never
insisted on bearing her off, she had never
seeu that memorable Xmlnster ball.
Twelve o'clock, and the sun shines
brightly Into Mrs. Denlson's boudoir,
throwing rich tints through Maude's
brown tresses, and lighting up the pale
face of her mother; that joyous, tearful,
capricious, womanish April sun so like
a woman In its glowing strength, so like
her, again, in Its overclouded weakness!
Poor Mrs. Denison Is still pondering on
how to begin the dread task her lord has
set her. She knows that gloxing phrase
of "not wishing to coerce the girl's de
cision," is but the meanest mockeries ;
she can look back upon that airy preface
of "not that I wish to sway you, my
dearest Eleanor," in so many cases, and
remembers too well that whatever may
have been her misgivings or dislikes, the
program has generally been carried out
in Its original integrity. She has borne
these things meekly. They concerned but
herself; now they threaten her daughter.
Weak woman as she is, she would fain
stand at bay here. Still, though intui
tively knowing that it was false, there is
the specious reasoning of her husband's,
that the thing ought to be submitted to
Maude herself. Again the tendrils of her
affections are twined round dear old
Gllnn ; she feels what a bitter wrench it
would be to say farewell to the old place.
Above all, there is the strong will of that
selfish husband, whom she still loves so
dearly, under whose thrall her life has
What slaves these weak women are to
those miserable clay idols they have set
up only to fall down before and worsbio !
Adoration is the main part of a woman's
love. How they still revere these worth
less images, despite the dally proof they
have as to what miserable potter's ware
they are composed, of. But they in on
even when bruised and beaten, still firmly
oeneving id me r om romantic Ideal. Oh,
yes, women will shut their eyes to many
things sooner than give up that dream
of their girlhood. They would sooner re.
main blind than awake to find themselves
utterly Dan.rupi, ana their account far
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overurawu at v..upiu ana Company s. A
woman win lorgive tne man she lovee ev
erything except inconstancy, and ni.
cling the closer to him through crime or
trouble. But there must never have aris-
. uUuuv m ner mina mat she is not
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But I am wandering far away from the
mTng ?n ber
una, Lane ner, i am jotn to
urgiu, wougn me miserable story must be
told, for the furtherance of rhl. nnrr.fi...
It is stealing the bloom oft the girlhood
oi sucu a maiaen as Maude when you first
break to her that she is put up to auc-
" veriiaoiy as it she stood in the
Constantinople slave market. The Turk
has suppressed it; but In the West the
trade goes on merrllv. and InrH P..
finds It quite as much as he can do to
rectify the mistakes that occur fmm i
nnnna M 1 1 i " I
Z . . " n tne contract
"Maude, dear," at last observes Mrs,
Denison, "whom did you like best of all
your partners at the Xmlnster ball?"
"Like best!" and Maude's great grey
eyes opened wide as ahe uncoiled herself
from the sofa upon which she lounged
Intent on the latest novel Mudie had fur
MUuu. nuai muxes you asK that
'Never mind I Tell me."
"Wall, I don't know; I never thought
boot It. Gas Br Wen was Bii
Charlie Tollamache he's a dm.
some kind, you know he wm great
and vaisM very wen. Then then t,
Mr. Handley, not very young, but I m
00 very well with him. I think, thoA,
1 liked dancing with Gren best; heiS
vaie and men we bad such laughim
over other people: but he got sulky t.
waras tag anisn, i m sure 1 don t kso
why. I'm very fond of Gren, you know
luuiuci, vuincv we Hag cm q
very nasty at times, -and the finUh f
that .bfcll happened to be one of tbon
times. I don't know why," continued tW '
giri, meaiiauveiy, "unless it was my d
ing wnn mat Air. i-earman; what could
that matter to him?"
"And did you and Gren part an ii
No; I came down and gave him Kk
coffee before he went away, and he
kimeA meana , we parted friends"
, tbink ha(J T hwD GrenvIIle .
. ... . ... . . I
should nave preierrea aiaude being a Bt-
(e retlMnt . about the kiss. Still
the gijght hesitation In her speech. tk
flugh CTQ(ged hn cheek
, . f..nm. .; .
ob(Mrver jje had kissed her u
his cousin all bis life why should thi
recollectlon ma(e her bIuBn and
now? Toung situated In this tu
other fjr y
plosion of some aesthetic force suddeoh
awakes love. More often than not tin
train is lit through the precautions takes
to prevent it. Th doctrine of se pa ration
is In high favor among chaperones. but
they often forget that whan using It
with a view to a contrary result
But you don t say anything about
Mr. Pearman, Maude ; did you like bimr
Well, he was pleasant and amusini
enough. I only bad one quadrille with
him, you know. But Gren scolded n
. hnut mv Hnnplnff with him mt all. ..J
.,j h. ... nrm' nr 'hud form'
mging or other meaning, in short,
that I ought not to have stood up with
him. If he wasn't fit to be danced with,
mother, why did they introduce him to
me?" and Maude rawed her pretty eye
brows, as if she bad propounded a rep
I see no reason in the world. Ho li
tint nna nf the old countv families, hnt
hg tather lg yery rjch( an(J ne wU, uk
m n M h
the county. It depends, of course, a good
deal upon how he marries. Suppose hi
funded you, now, Maude we are verj
poor, you know what would you say to
I ! Mother, dear, what makes you uk
such a question? I'm sure I don't know.
Gllnn is happy home enough for me it
present. But I don't think, if I did mar
ry, I should like there to be any doubt
"bout my husband being a gentleman;
' . , mMn Oren-didn't
1 "".' "
to think be was.
"Gren, my dear, is prejudiced. Tonm
Mr. Penrmnn has had an university edu
cation, and though bis father was a no
body, he mixes, I'm told, with all the bat
I Vtlm Ifc UUU . Hill V H 11...." I . Ul
rf on dedu& j mi
I J ... .
"Well, It don't much matter; I'm never
I'd rather not, if It was so. But yoo
don't mean to say, mother, you aro try
ing; to fit me with a husband out of mj
ball Dartners! Oh, you scandakwi
match-making -mamma : and ilaum
"But suppose I was, whom would you
"Oh, dear, none of them. If It caw
to the worst, I should say I was engaged
"Mv dear Maude!"
"No ; dear Maude never had the chance
yet ; he never asked her, and I don't
think it at all likely he ever will. But I
tell you what, mother, if I really was In
such a quandary, I think I should uk
him. I could tell him afterwards, yon
know' w" "" toot "f!11 of,'
scrape, and Gren's been doing that for
"Stop, Maude, and listen serloualy to
what I have to say to you : Mr. Pe&rmaa
has asked In earnest to be allowed to
pay his addresses to you. Your father
recommends you to think over it quietly
and soberly. Bear In mind that wo in
very poor, and that he will be very rloh.'
"Mr. Pearman wants to marry me
and the girl's face changed into a (tan
of blank astonishment; "why, I nerer
saw him but once.'
"No, love ; but it is true, for all that."
"Well, mother, I can hardly believe It
On my word, I'm obliged to Mr. Pearman.
I presume he, thinks girls, .like hothou)
fruit, are a mere question of whet-J!?1
will give for them. Best let him know,
mother mine, that your daughter is neith
er to be wooed nor won in that fashion. ,
(To be continued.)
The Mnn I wanted to get married
when I whs 21. but my father said I
didn't have st'lise enough. So I waited
until I was 30.
The Maid And you married Ot SWI
The Man Oh, no ; at 80 I had too
much sense to wont a wife.
Hubble My dear, If I can not leart
the office lu time for dinner tonight t
will send you a note by a messenger.
Wife You need not go to that
pense, George, for I have already found
the note iu your coat tjocket.-Im'1"
"My sturdy old grandfather cuw
over In the steerage. Forty years later
he went back in the Lusltania."
"Not so much. I know of an eftea
duke who accomplished the same trk
in four weeks." Louisville Courier
Journal. Keeping; Faith.
Bosa Mark those shirta $3 each.
Clerk The cost price lfl only
I Boss I don't care. Don't our loT
I tlsement ht that r selllnt
gardleca of coett Cleveland Deaaer.
"Are you fond of repartee,
Green?" asked the hostess.
"Not any," answered the rural foe
"I prefer coffee."
Before and After.
Green All men are equal before t
Brown Yes, but after It they V