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OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
CHAUTAUQUA IS READY.
Prominent Speakers to Address Gath
ering at Gladstone Park.
Oregon City The sixteenth annual
session of the Willamette Valley Chau
tauqua assembly will be held at Glad
stone Park, near Oregon City, July 6 to
18, inclusive. The program for the 13
days' session has just been completed
and it is expected thousands of people
from Portland and every part of the
Willamette valley will attend the ses
sion. The Chautauqua association was or
ganized three years ago and is now on
a firm financial basis. This year's pro
gram will be an especially entertaining
one. The one figure that stands out
above the rest is Dr. Frank G. Smith,
pastor of the Warren avenue Baptist
church, of Chicago. Dr. Smith was in
Seattle two years ago in attendance at
the National Christian Endeavor con
vention, and on his way home stopped
for an afternoon at Gladstone Park and
lectured once. He will lecture on
Wednesday evening, July 7, on "The
Hero of the Age," and on the follow
ing afternoon will speak on "Our Na
tion Her Mission, Her Hopes, Her
Other lecturers of more or less re
nown are Dr. Elmer I. Goshen, of Salt
Lake City; Sylvester A. Long, of Day
ton, O. ; Dr. Eugene May, of Washing
ton, D. C. ; Hon. Henry Albert Mc
Lean, president of the Washington
commission for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific
exposition ; Dr. Matt S. Hughes,
of Kansas City, Mo., and Dr. Eli Mc
Clish, of Loa Angeles.
TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS MADE.
Geological Survey Furnishes Valuable
Lane County Data.
Salem Advance sheets of a topo
graphic map covering 138,000 acres of
the Willamette valley between Eugene
and Junction City have been received
in Knlem. This area was surveyed dur
ing the summer of 1908 by the state
engineer in co-operation with the Unit
ed States geological survey. 1 be fin
ished man. to be Dublished for distribu
tion, can be obtained for 5 cents a copy
by addressing the United States Geo
logical survey, Washington, 1). C.
The man shows at a crlance the irri
cation and drainage Dossibilities of this
section and will prove invaluable to the
commercial interests of Eugene. It
shows but one or two houses to the
square mile. By promoting and en
couraging the practice of irrigation
and more intensive and diversified
farming, this map, it is believed,
should show from 30 to 60 houses to
the square mile.
Forest Grove Wants Railway.
Forest Grove Trouble is being ex
perienced in securing right of way be
tween this city and Verboort for the
United Railways, and unless settlers
along the route agree to terms within
the next few days it is probable that
the line will not be built to this city.
The business men of Forest Grove are
doing all in their power to induce the
owners of property to sell the right of
way, as failure of the line to build to
this city would not only be a great loss
to the town, but would also retard the
growth of the country adjacent.
Condon Needs Rain Quickly.
Condon Weather conditions for the
past month have been most unfavorable
in this locality. There has not been
any rain for over two months. Grain
is looking well and growing, some of it
beginning to herd out, although it is
only about a foot in height. Farmers
who were interviewed say that if a
good rain comes within 10 days it will
be all right for the wheat. Others say
that they will not have more than half
a crop. A number of fields through the
country have been allowed to go to
Flowing Wells at North Powder.
North Powder After finding a strong
flow of artesian water on the Chris
Johnson ranch, a mile ' southeast of
town, at 187 feet, the Gilkison & But
ler well boring outfit has left to put
down a well for the Mt. Carmel school,
six miles west of here. This is the
fourth artesian well found in and close
to North Powder at less than 500 feet.
A. Lun's, 181 feet; A. Hutchinson's,
200 feet; H. E. Hall's, 424 feet The
water is clear, cold and free from alka
li in every instance.
Shops Are to Be Rebuilt.
Salem The board of trustees of the
state insane asylum has reached an
agreement with Lowenberg, Going &
Company, in regard to rebuilding the
shops at the Oregon penitentiary, re
cently destroyed by fire. The state
will rebuild the shops, replace the line
shafting and three of the machines
needed for general use. The exclusive
foundry machinery, which the stove
company tried to induce the state to
buy, will be purchased by the company.
Loraine Farms Are Sold.
Eugene The Churchill Mathews
company, of Portland, has closed a
$65,000 deal for a number of farms in
the Loraine country. It is presumed
the' purchasing company will plant
these tracts to walnuts and fruits. The
farms include the .choicest in that sec
tion of the country. The company
holds options on several other places in
the same neighborhood.
Purchases Near Burns.
Burns Dr. Homer Denman, of
North Dakota, has purchased the Warm
Springs property of D. M. Loggan.
The ranch is one and a half miles from
the survey of the Oregon Eastern and
the same distance from the new town
site of Harriman.
COST OF SPECIAL SESSION.
Blunders of Legislature Require $4,-
500 to Rectify.
Salem A detailed statement of the
entire cost of the special session of the
1909 legislature has been issued by
Auditing Clerk Corey, of the secretary
of state's office. It cost the taxpayers
but $4,500. The last special session,
called in 1903 by Governor Chamber
lain, cost $5,600.
The largest item of the 1909 session
was the mileage paid to members.
More than $2,500 was paid members of
the lower house and $1,453.30 was paid
to the senators. Services for clerks,
stenographers and other help in the
house amounted to $130 and the same
item in the senate reached $165. Cost
of revising the house journal was $40
and for revising the senae journal $56.
The regular session cost in the neigh
borhood of $50,000.
California Capital to Klamath.
Klamath Falls Southern California
capital is to be interested in Klamath
Falls if the transfer of the large tract
of land adjoining the city on the west
is completed. John J. Fitzpatrick,
representing a number of San Diego
capitalists, has taken an option on 500
acres of land belonging to Moore Broth
ers. The option is for 30 days and in
volves approximately $40,000. The
land involved lays in West Klamath
Falls and reaches from Lake Ewauna
to the Upper Klamath lake. There is
a water front of almost two miles.
Dufur Plans Horse Show.
Dufur At a rousing meeting of the
horse owners of this vicinity it was
unanimously decided to hold a horse
show here Saturday, June 19. There
will be 18 different prizes given for the
different classes ot horses. John Hix,
president of the Dufur Horseman asso
ciation, has the matter in charge, as
sisted by Henry Menefee, secretary,
and H. E. Moore, treasurer. Much in
terest is being taken in the matter by
the farmers and business men.
Good Meeting Assured.
The coming Pacific Coast Rrother
hood conventions of the Presbyterian
church are getting hold of the men of
the church. The ministers are taking
a back seat while the laymen are run
ning things. The program of the Port
land convention includes the names of
leading laymen of the state and the
national officers of the Brotherhood.
Every Presbyterian business man in
the state is being invited to attend.
Spotted Crops in Morrow.
Heppner Crops in Morrow county
are badly in need of rain. In most
sections grain is still looking well, and
a heavy rain within a reasonable time
would insure a good crop. However,
in the lone and Lexington sections and
the north end of the county, grain is
already badly burned and only a light
crop can be expected at the best.
Rain Helps Klamath.
Klamath Falls Recent rains give
assurance that there will be at least a
partial yield on all dry land ranches.
The rain was general throughout the
entire county, and farmers feel confi
dent that the yield on all dry farms
will be almost up to the average, no
matter if this should be the last rain
of the season.
Wheat Bluestem milling, $1.30
1.35; club, $1.20; valley, $1.17.
Corn Whole, $35 per ton; cracked,
$36 per ton.
Barley Feed, $35 per ton.
Oat No. 1 white, $40.5041 per
Hay Timothy, Willamette valley,
$14(fJ18 per ton; Eastern Oregon, $18
20; clover, $11)12; alfalfa, $13
14; grain hay, $13(0)14; cheat, $140
14.50; vetch, $14r(!l4.50.
Fruits Apples, 65ctfi$2.50 per box;
strawberries. Oregon, 12(fi)15c.
Potatoes $1.752 per hundred.
Vegetables Turnips, $1.25 per sack;
carrots, $1.25; parsnips, $1.50; beets,
$1.75; horseradish, 10c per pound; as
paragus, 712cper pound; lettuce,
head, 2575c per dozen ; onions, 12
di15c per dozen; radishes, 15c per
dozen; rhubarb, 23c per pound.
Butter City creamery, extras, 28c;
fancy outside creamery, 2628c;
store, 18c. Butter fat prices average
1 cents per pound under regular but
Eggs Oregon ranch, 2?,24c per
Poultry He-is, 1516c; broilers,
28(f?:30c; fryer, 22f25c; roosters, 10c;
ducks, 1415c; geese, 10(S!llc; tur
keys, 20c; squabs, $2.503 per dozen.
Pork Fancy, 10c per pound.
Veal Extras, 8c per pound; ordi
nary, 7c; heavy, 6c.
Hops 1909 contracts, 10c per pound;
1908 crop, 88i.ic; 1907 crop, 3ti)4c;
1906 crop, lJs'c.
Wool Eastern Oreeron. 17tf?22 V.
per pound; valley, fine, 24c; med
ium, awe; coarse, 21c; mohair, choice,
Cattle Steers, toe $5.255.50?
fair to good, $4.755; common to me
dium, $4fti;4.50; cows, top, $4.254.50;
fair to good, $3.75rt4.25; common to
medium, $2.50(3.50; calves, top, $5
5.50; heavy, $3.50(4; bulls and stags,
$3(53.50; common, $22.75.
Hogs Best, $7.50 Cm 7.75 fair to
good, $7.25(?j,7.50; stockers, $66.50;
China fats, $6.75(7.
Sheep Top wethers, $4(??4.50; fair
to good, $3.504; ewes, 4c less on
all grades; yecrlings, best, $4.50; fair
to good, $4g4.25; spring lambs, $5
GREAT FAIR IS READY.
President Taft Will Press Solid Gold
Key at Noon June I.'
Seattle, Wash., May 31. When
President W. H. Taft presses the gol
den key in the White House at noon.
Pacific Coast time, June 1, the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific
exposition will be
opened, complete in every detail.
Officers of the fair have made good
their promise of preparedness on open
ing day and during the last week there
has been a rush night and day to have
the exhibits in order. The finishing
touches were put on the grounds early
President Taft will use a telegraph
er's key, made from the first gold
taken from the Klondike, and set with
the identical nuggets taken out by the
discoverer of the Northern Eldorado,
August 16, 1896. The key has been
mounted on a slab of Alaska marble,
and was presented to the President of
the United States by George W. Car
mack, discoverer of the Klondike gold
The opening program at the exposi
tion grounds will begin at 9:30 o'clock
with a parade of United States army
troops, mariners and sailors from the
Pacific cruiser fleet and from the Jap
anese warships under Vice-Admiral
Ijichi. Col. T. C. Woodbury, U. S.
A., acting commander of the Depart
ment of the Columbia, will be grand
marshal. His chief aide will be Cap
tain A. M. Weatherill, U. S. A., who
has been assigned to the exposition by
the war department. The marching
soldiers and sailors will be reviewed
by the American and Japanese ad
mirals and the visiting governors at
the head of the court of honor.
The exercises at the natural amphi
theater will begin at 10:45 o'clock,
with an overture by Innes' band. The
invocation will be offered by Bishop
Edward O'Dea, of Seattle. A short
address will be given by Director-Gen
eral I. A. Nadeau, and the band will
play "Gloria Washington," the official
march of the exposition. James J.
Hill will deliver the opening address.
He will be followed by J. E. Chilberg,
president of the Exposition. Bishop
E. W. Keator, of Olympia, will pro
nounce the benediction.
The program at the amphitheater
will be timed to close at noon, at
which hour President Chilberg will
signal the president of the United
States that the fair is ready. There
will be an exchange of messages, after
which the signal will be given from
the White House which will start
whistles blowing in all parts of the
Flags will be run up on all of the
buildings and the artillery companies
will fire a national salute.
WHEAT PANIC CLOSED.
Patten Fixes Price at $1.34 and Re
fuses to Send it Higher,
Chicago, May 31. May wheat
walked out of the pit of the Chicago
Board of Trade today with head up,
firm step and not a .sign of wavering
anywhere the second time in the
history of the board when Ja wheat
corner was carried through successfully
to the final day of the option. The
only other successful deal was that in
September wheat conducted . by B. P,
Hutchinson, more than 20 years ago,
when the price touched $2.
Opening at $1.34, which was a cent
higher than the close of yesterday, the
market remained steady during the
trading hours, finally closing at the
opening price. Mr. Patten's brokers
stood ready all morning to sell to any
one who wanted to buy at the quoted
price, and they also stood ready to buy
from any who wanted to sell at that
price. It is estimated that the trading
in the option amounted to about 150,
It is believed that Mr. Patten has
about 6,000,000 bushels of cash wheat
on hand to disposh of. Experts say
that, owing to the recognized scarcity
of milling wheat, he will be able to
sell his possessions at prices ranging
irom $1.25 to today's closing quota
tions. It is said that within the last
few days local millers have paid from
1 to 2 cents above the May price to get
Draw French Capital.
Paris, May 31. Morgan, Harjes &
Co. have formed a syndicate for intro
ducing the common shares of the
United States Steel corporation on the
Paris Bourse. The news has not yet
oeen made public here, but it is ex
pected that it will create a sensation.
In financial circles the matter is re
garded as of far-reaching influence.
For years American bnakers have been
knocking at the door of the Paris ex
change in order to draw on the enor
mous surplus represented by the sav
ings of the French investors.
Barred by Garlic on Breath.
Chicago, May 31. A man has no
right to go to a theater if his breath
reeks with the odor of garlic and the
management has a right to exclude
him. This was the decision of Muni
cipal Judge Heap today in the case of
James La Mantia against Susanna
Lange, proprietor of a nickel theater,
La Mantia asked $700 damages. Tes
timony showed that two other Italians
visited the theater a few nights before
and were ordered out.
Strikers Steal Dynamite.
New Orleans, May 31. A dispatch
from Managua, Nicaragua, says the
strike over fruit shipments has grown
intense. Several cases of dynamite
were taken from the Lopez Mining
Company by the strikers. Many men
have been poisoned. The steamers are
all tied up to the docks and are without
CHAPTER X. (Continued.)
Orenvllle had made up his mind that he
was powerless; but (till, all the tame,
Maude's letter must be answered. This,
again, was not so easy to do. When the
girl you are in love with appeals to you
tearfully to save her from being married
to somebody else, the obvious course
would seem to be to run away with her
yourself. But, as George Eliot says,
"Running away, especially when spoken
of as 'absconding,' seems, at a distance,
to offer a good modern substitute for the
right of sanctuary; but seen closely, it is
often found inconvenient and scarcely
possible." So, though to emulate young
Lochinvar and bear off your fair Ellen
of Netherby may seem the proper thing
to do on the first blush of such occasion,
yet, on mature reflection, It may prove
hardly feasible. Mrs. Lochinvar must be
clothed and fed, while the reiving and
raiding by which that adventurous gallant
doubtless supported the lady of his love
would, in these days, be known by the pro
saic term of "robbery with violence." The
attention of Colonel Henderson and his
myrmidons, the grave consideration of bis
countrymen, and an eloquent oration,
rather to his disadvantage, by a criminal
court judge, would probably be the ter
mination of young Locliluvar's career in
What is he to write? What is he to
say? Can you not guess? Of course he
will sit down and do the very thing he
should not. He can't help, but he can
complicate her troubles. Love is essen
tially a selfish passion. Having no con
solation to offer her, no assistance to ren
der her, he betakes himself to his desk
and pours forth his story of love and la
mentation, lie exhorts her not to marry
Pearman, but gives her no hint of how
she Is to combat the difficulties that sur
round her. He pours forth, in good, hon
est, genuine terms, the tale of his love;
he dwells on the certainty of his having
a home ere long to offer her through his
own exertions, and winds up with a tre
mendous peroration about having loved
ber from her cradle. He has done noth
ing of the kind. His love is a child of
something under a twelvemonth's growth ;
and though I fear all lovers romance
fearfully, they thoroughly believe in their
figments at the time. Then comes another
sheet of postscript about "can she love
him?" he shall know no rest till be gets
her answer. And after it is all done
and posted, Grenvllle Rose feels more un
easy than ever. He is not thinking so
mucn of poor Maude's troubles as What
will she say to his declaration of love?
He racks his brain for every trace of
favor she has shown him all the past
year, sweet and cousinly she has been
ever, but no sign of love can he recall
Fool that I have been!" he mutters; "I
have been so careful not to give her a
bint of my feelings. I wish I had that
letter back. No, I don't. I don't know.
in short " and the last fragment con
tained pretty well the gist of Grenvllle's
thoughts at present.
Maude, as she has already explained,
has been having a hard time nf it .t
Glinn these last two or three dvn. T.lfo
has been all so easy to her so far, that
sne naroiy realizes the facing of this,
her first genuine trouble. Kh ( .
ing the post anxiously this morning ; Gren
is certain to write to her by return, and
her belief in Gren is unbound
Once more the icy breakfast table she
so areaus. tier lather looks at her as a
culprit who would subvert the old Gre
cian story, and sacrifice her parent in
stead of presenting her throat to the
knife. Mrs. Denison evidently looks upon
ber as a sainted martyr. She loves and
sympathizes with her -damrhter .k.
proves of her spirited refusal, but she
cuunoi uesen ner old Idols. "The kins
vxu uu iiu wrong. Harold Denlson's
opinion must be hers outwurrilv ti.
in her heart of hearts she may rebuke
uereeu IOr noi Deing on ber daughter'
A !t-i ri ...
a. icner irom urenviue for you
niauae, said ber father, as he threw It
across. She and her cousin were regu
lar correspondents, so that it nif.j
remark; yet the mother noticed that the
gin, instead ot tearing it open as was her
wont, slipped it quietly Into the pocket
of her dress. Maude felt as If she pos-
Bessea a lausman against her troubles
and determined to rend l In ti..
of her own chamber, and there she betook
uerseu as soon as Dreolctast was over.
Her cheek flushed
the large grey eyes opened wide with
asionisnment. urenvllle's tale of passion
ate love would hhvo
albeit he has not as yet in these pages
uftucU w i.jr Hreai advantage still
Grenvllle Rose had a v . . . ,
upon his shoulders, and was a comely
man to look upon, to boot. He told his
love well, and few mH On. An.... IM ' -
do not reciprocate It, can listen unmoved
when that-old-world story is passionately
told them. There was plenty of warmth
in Grenvllle s fervent pleading, and after
reading the letter through twice, Maude
dropped the paper on her lap, and, utterly
oblivious to her troubles, fell Into a rev
erie. It seemed so strange. She had loved
and admired Gren as long as she could
remember, but she had never thought of
him in this way at least, she did not
think so, and yet, almost unconsciously to
herself,, of late she had been more solicit
ous about gaining his good opinion and
pleasing him than of yore. "To think
Gren should care about me In this way 1"
she murmured ; "and I do I love him? I
don't know. He's nicer, and better, and
cleverer than anyone I ever met. Why
didn't he tell me this when he was here
last? I think I'd rather have heard It
from himself. Ahl but doesn't he tell
me why not?" and the girl once more
took up the letter and read :
"All this, my darll-uj, has been on my
lips for months, bnt how could 1 tell
jrou? how could I seek your love who
for a Wife
had not even a home to offer? What the
struggle has been to see you so oiten, ana
yet keep down what surged within me, I
only know. When I kissed your cheek
at parting last time, I nearly clasped you
in my arms and poured out tne secret oi
my soul to you. I did not; it seemed
madness It Is perhaps madness now ; but,
my darling, I could not lose you. When
you tell me that another seeks the prize
I covet, right or wrong, I must speak.
Maude, you must decide between us. Can
you trust me, and wait?"
Once more the letter tell in ner tap,
and the softened grey eyes and slightly
flushed face augured well for Grenvllle
"Yes," she muttered, softly, "I think
I love him now as he would have me;
and If I don't quite yet for it seems all
so new to me I know I could shortly.
Gren, dear, what am I to write to you?
I think it must be 'Yes.' "
It was wrong, she thought, to keep
Gren in suspense when he was so dread
fully in love with her; so that night's
mail bore a timid, fluttering little note,
the receipt of which produced a tre
mendous state of exhilaration In that
Rut poor Maude, after the first flush
of exultation that enters the breast of
every girl at a welcome declaration of
love, quickly awoke to the fact that her
position was not a whit Improved by It.
She confided her engagement to her moth
er, and for the first time in her life
Maude beheld Mrs. Denison really angry.
"I'm surprised and disgusted with Gren
vllle," said that lady. "It's too bad of
him, taking advantage of a child like you
in this manner. I like him, always have
liked him, and, under different circum
stances, would have sooner seen you ,hls
wife than any man's I know. But be
can barely keep himself as yet, and must
know that his thinking of a wife at all
is foolish in the extreme, and that think
ing of you is simply absurd. He's behaved
very badly, and if you don't promise to
write and break it off, you can say, by
my desire, I shall tell your father all
"Oh, mother, you won't do that," said
"Not unless you oblige me," said Mrs.
Poor Maude was electrified. That the
mother she had been always accustomed
to pet, and do as she liked with, should
suddenly rise against her like this, was
past her comprehension. Yet to anyone
who has made character his study, noth
ing can be more In accordance with the
usual law In such cases. Weak, feeble
characters, when, either from caprice or
driven by necessity, they exert such power
as may be in their hands, Invariably do It
tyrannically and despotically.
Mrs. Denison has suffered of late from
the stern rule of her lord and master. In
spite of all her love for her daughter, she
has become dimly conscious that there
will be no peace at Glinn nnless Maude
yields assent to the ukase Harold Deni
son has promulgated. Women of her
class can suffer, but they cannot resist
Even now she would not urge Maude to
marry Fearman. Bnt that her Impecunl
ous nephew had dared to entangle her
daughter in an engagement, especially at
this time, roused as much wrath within
her as her nature was capable of. Most
mothers, I imagine, would deem she had
grounds for Indignation.
All this while Pearman has not been
Idle. Slowly, but surely, the legal notices
and proceedings progress, and Harold
Denison knows full well that within three
weeks ten thousand pounds must be found
or unnn must go to toe hammer. The
Pearmans conduct the campaign with
scrupulous politeness. It Is quite In ac
cordance with the old traditions of the
Battle of Fontenoy. They apologize for
every fresh process, and allude to it as a
mere matter of form. They affect to be
lieve mat mere can be no doubt Mr. Den
Ison will easily pay them off at the r.
piration of the notice of foreclosure. The
old gentleman even indulges in popularity
on the subject.
"Mean to have the very last day out
of us, I see, sir; and quite right, too," he
chuckled, upon meeting the squire one
"Yes, Pearman," was the grim ret . .
"I learned the exacting of my pound of
flesh, to the last pennyweight, in your
hands. I have not forgot my lesson. You
burn It Into your pupils' minds prettv
The old lawyer has laid himself
to another rebuff, and Denison has not
failed to take advantage thereof. Why?
Sarcasm breaks no bones, few knew bet
ter than that astute "fisher of men."
His sentlvlness was tolerably blunt, and
uuie wnat men said to him,
vr oi mm, bo long as the furtherance of
ths object he had In view ott..i,j
That Ms son should marry Maude Deni
son was the goal he now aimed at, and
that that was to be brought about, be
m mougui isr irom Improbable. To
iuai eua ne conceived, even while press
ing him for money, It was quite necessary
to keep on easy terms with the squire
ftone knew better than ha h
is for a proud man to take his words
back, and If what he now played for was
to be achieved, that was a necessity. The
task must be made as easy as possible
the unpalatable draught sugared as far
u migui oe.
" ,l1' answered; "you will
have your joke. Mr. Den!
m ghty pity you couldn't make up your
mind to concentrate the property once
more. Beg pardon, Squire," he continued,
deprecating Denison's angry gesture
"don't fear my alluding to It again I
was presumption on my part, I know, and
If I said anything to vex you, I'm sure
i m neartlly sorry. You'll forgive an old
"J Wh0' .not haTln8 brought up
,w. ,.o, .aw nowing but the con
centration of an estate. Ym t t T
was all In the wrong; it isn't likely Miss
Maude could be brought to think of such
ot the mortgage is no Inconvenience,
. -- "- out BimV
got so deep In the racing now, that V
must get that sum together befort ti!
Two Thousand. I wish he wun
he's clever, Sam is clever In his .!.
too great a gentleman for me. No
fense, sir, I hope; but I'm a piam
Harold Denison touched his hut k ..
ily, and rode home; buf the old orowr'i
artful speech still simmered In his hu
-v. .v u. mi mi wouio cut tin
tangled knot of his difficulties. He tZ
made inquiries. Young Pearm&n
been brought ifp a gentleman, and .iiJ
In several good houses in the county H,
naturally a little exaggerated this to hj
self, to Justify the course he intended tt
pursue ; nay, ior ine matter of that, hti
been pursuing for some days. His wij,
had told him that she had laid the Pet,,
man proposition before Maude, and thu
the young lady had declined, with thanki-!
since which Intelligence he had bullied
... . uinwii, nuu nuuuueu or treated hi,
daughter with cold indifference. The headi
of the family can make contumadooi
children conscious of their high dUpiey.
ure without any unseemly rating laittt
that may be looked upon as mere mild tad
salutary punishment compared to the otk.
bi iuui oiur wmon, io speak metapb.
ically, consists In being condemned to u
domestic Ice house. It is hard to describe
still there will be few of my reade
who, if they have had the good fortum
not to experience it, but must have Met
some culprit enduring that slow pun,h,
ment meted out more often, perhaps, to
daughters than sons. But don't w tu
know It ; the chilling rejoinder that meeti
any attempt at geniality the auttett
loos mat seems tor say it Is beresy that
we should presume to forget the meaiun
of our offending the moral thong alwsyi
awaiting us should we show any signs of
relapsing into cheerfulness? Rah! thott
physical torturers of the middle ages wen
mere oungiers at tnelr craft.
From this time poor Maude's life wu
made heavy to bear. Harold Denison tost
for her to his study, and himself put
1'earman's proposal before her. He en
larged upon its advantages, and decltwd
that It was her duty to save the property
to ner descendants ; on ner head it rett
ed whether the Denlsons of Glinn should
cease to exist, as of course her future
husband must take her name. For him
self, he cared not he was an old nun,
and It mattered little to him. Any foreiro
watering place was good enough for bin
to wear out bis miserable life In. Hi
deplored the follies of his youth. It
was sad that a father should plead be
fore a daughter in this wise. He could
bear anything but the thought that the
Denlsons of Glinn should be expunged
from the roll of the county in which they
had dwelt and been known since the Wan
of the Roses; all this It was In Maude'i
power to avert Why could she not nur
ry this man? He hard been brought up t
gentleman, and mixed In the best sodctr
in the county. If not quite her eqnal in
blood, he would repair the shattered for
tunes of the family. Such matches wen
made every day. The destiny of the plu
tocracy was to strengthen the aristocracr,
Far be h from him to put any pressure
upon her, but it was his duty as a parent
to lay the whole case before her.
Gallantly did Maude fight her battle,
and though at the end 'of this long Inter
view she stood with flushed and tear
stained cheeks to listen to her father1!
final exordium, she was still resolute li
But the struggle was too unequal Un
der the pressure put upon her by her hue
band Mrs. Denison had not only made
Maude write a letter of renunciation to
Grenvllle Rose, but had penned him a ver)
severe philippic herself, In which she in
sisted that all correspondence should
cease between them. She had further,
under the threat of revealing everjthinj
to Mr. Denison, extorted a promise from
Maude that she would write no more to
her cousin. She knew ber daughter well,
and felt Implicit confidence that, her word
once pledged, troth would be kept.
I have described the first stage of the
attack. It is a common enough itorj,
as many a woman could bear witness to,
as far as the general details go. Can
you not easily guess the result? She wu
a high-spirited girl, and bore herself
bravely in the beginning ; but cut off
from all communication with her lover,
she gave way at last to" the moral pres
sure brought to bear upon her, and, with
pale cheeks and heavy eyes, whispered bet
mother "that they might do with her u
they liked; if she couldn't marry Greo,
she didn't care who it was."
(To be continued.)
A Bojr' Way.
Harold was going to a party that
evening. As the weather was rather
doubtful bis father gave hiin a ha"
dollar and told hirn to get a cab If B
rained when he came home.
It did rain, and mined hard. When
Harold came home he was drenched.
' "I thought I told you to get s cab
If it rained," said his father.
"And so I did," was the reply. "I
had a ' dandy ride, and came home on
top, beside the driver." rhlladelphl
The Power of a Will.
Hojax There goes Mrs. Jlmjone.
They say she married Jlrajones to "
form him and has succeeded by
force of will.
Tomdlx But she Is such a f
little thing t How did she manage ltf
Ilojax By giving him to understanl
that if he didn't brace up and do bet
ter she would will all ber money to
Ilia First Clear.
"Ah, my lad," sighed the benevolenl
old gentleman, "It certainly makes m
feel bad to see you smoking that tu
"Den we can shake, mister,"
sponded Tommy, making a wry-f
"It makes me feel bad, too." OhlcaP
Very SHffM, Indeed.
Blnks (who has given Jinks a ctfJi
You'll find, old chap, that is &
thing like a cigar. . ,
Jinks (after a few puffs) By Jwei
there is a slight resemblance. "Ml
It It? Royal Magazine. . '