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i The Doctor's fjilemma I
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By Hesba
1 tilt MIIW l l I H l"H,HH'l'W
I went out Into In the evening to ques
tlon each of the omnibus drivers, but
In vain. Whether they were too busy
to giro me proper attention, or too anx
ious to join tho stir and mirth of ttw
townpeople, they all declared ttey knew
nothing of any Englishwoman. As I re
turned dejectedly to my inn. I heard a
lamentable voice, cviucuuy "' ,
i i i..i...,i Pn.nrh. The oraul-
IIIUHUIUK lu uuuuitw . -
bus from Falalse had Just come in. and
under the lamp In tno entrance
i .tj . i.Ar luifnro mr hostess.
who was volubly asserting that
was no room left in ner nousc.
ed to the assistance of my countrywom
an, and the light of the lamp falling up
on her face revealed to me who she was.
"Mrs. Foster!" I exclaimeu.
-l t. tin In mr astonishment.
She looked ready to fatal with fatigue
and dismay, and she law ner ", ,
Uy on my arm. as If to save herself from
ft.F ... imuinil
"Have you foend herT she asked, in
"Not a trace of her." I aaswwwl. .
.Mrs. Foster broke into aa iir:enI
laugh, which was very qaJeklr OOmwtA
by sobs. I bad bo great diaScmhj
suadlng the landlady wffT
moJattoo for kr, ad I rettpM t
my own ron to tr over the eites-niv
nary meeting whlek hid b tW last
IneWent of the day.
It required very little keeaaws
to the coocliise that taw Fosters W
obtained their iaforaaatiom cotrrmisar
Miss Kllen Martia whr ' "
ours, from Mrs. WUHsm : ate that Mrs.
Foster bad lost foBewwe P
the doe. for h w oadj ir'"-r
hours behtod Sbe d looked tk-r-oughly
astonished aasayf w
she saw thr: e Whad o
M- .i... t rw w track. Bat
nothing coald h Jaace t Ttariag thaa
this journey of hers that wither she aor
Foster really heHewd hi Ofivms death.
That was as dear as day. Bat what ex
planation coald I give M wrtfU
letters, of Olivia's shave a? Was It
possible that she bad eansed thesB to be
written, and sent ta her habaad? I
could not even adatft tmA a
without a sharp sens of dWsppoiotment
in her.
I saw Mrs. Foster early hi the morn
ing, somewhat as a truce-bearer awy meet
another on neutral ground. She was
grateful to me for my interposition In her
behalf the night before; and as I knew
Ellen Martlneau to be safely out of the
way, I was inclined to be tolerant to
wards her. I assured her, upon my hon
or, that I had failed In discovering any
trace of Olivia in Nolreau, and 1 to.d
her all I had learned about the bank
ruptcy of Monsieur Pcrrier, and tho scat
tering of the school.
"But why should you undertake such a
chase?" I asked; "If you and Foster are
satisfied that Olivia is dead, why should
you be running after Ellen Martlneau?
You show me the papers which seem to
prove her death, and now I find you In
this remote pnrt of Normandy, evidently
In pursuit of her. AYhat does this mean?"
"1'ou are doing tho same thing your
self," she answered.
v T ronlled. "because I am not
..tfln.l Tint vnn have Droved your
conviction by becoming Illchard Foster's
second wife." '
'"ri.t la in rrrv nnint." she said.
shedding a few tears; "as soou as ever
Mrs. Wilkinson described Ellen ainru
neau to me, when she was talking about
her visitor who had. come to Inquire af
ter her, I grew quite frightened lest he
should ever be charged with marrying
me whilst she was alive. So I persuad
ed him to let me come here and make
sure of It, though the journey costs a
great deal, and we have very little
money to Bpare. We did not know what
tricks Olivia might do, and It made me
very miserable to think she might be still
alive, and I in her place."
I could not but acknowledge to myself
that there was some reason In Mrs. Fos
ter's statement of the- case.
"There is not the slightest chance of
your finding her," I remarked.
"Isn't there?" she asked, with nn evil
gleam In her eyes, which I just caught
before she hid her face again in her hand
kerchief. "At any rate," I said, "you would have
no power over her If you found her. You
could not take her back with you by
force. I do not know how the French
laws would regard Foster's authority, but
you can have none whatever, and ho Is
quite unfit to tako this long journey to
claim her, Itcally I do not see what you
can do; and I should think your wisest
plan would bo to go back and take care
of him, leaving her alone. I am here to
protect her, and I shall stay until I see
you fairly out of the place."
I kept no very strict watch over her
during the day, for I felt sure she would
find no trace of Olivia In Nolreau. At
night I saw her again. Sho was worn
out and despondent, and declared her
self quite ready to return to Falalso by
the omnibus at five o'clock in the morn
ing. I saw her off, and gave tho driver
n fee to briog mo word for what town she
took her ticket at the railway station.
When he- returned lu the evening ho told
me he had himself bought her one for
Houlleur, and started her fairly on her
way homo.
As for myself I had spent the day In
malting inquiries at the oflices of the local
custom houses which stand at every en
trance Into a town or village in France,
for tho gathering of trilling, vexatious
taxes upon articles of food and merchan
dise. At one of theso I had learned that,
three or four weeks ago a young Eng
lishwoman with a little girl bad passed
by ou foot, each carrying a small bundle,
which had not been examined. It was
on the road to Granvlllo, which was be
tween thirty and forty miles away. From
Granville was the nearest routo to the
Channel Islands. Was It not possible
that Olivia had resolved to seek refuge
there ngalu? Perhaps to seek me! My
heart, bowed down by the sad picture of
her and the little child leaving tho town
on foot, beat high again at the thought
of Olivia in Guernsey,
At Granville 1 learned that a young
lady ami a child had made the voyage to
Jersay a short time before, and I wrnt
nn with stronger hop. Hut In Jersey
I could obtain no further information
about her: nor in Gwrny. whither I
felt sure Olivia would certalaly bava pro
ceeded. I took oee day wort to cross
over to Sark. a ad coault Tardif; but he
knew oo more than I dW. He abwCutely
refused to bdteve that Ulivm was urau.
"In August." he saW. "I shall hear
from her. Take courage and comrort.
She promised it. asd she will keep her
promke. If she bad known herself to
be dying she would certainly have sent
me word."
"It fe a hg time to wait," I said, with
an utter slaking of spirit.
"It is a Iobk time to wait!" he echoed,
lifting up his hands, and letting them
fall again with a gesture of weariness;
"but w mt wait and hope."
To wait in iatpatWace. and to hope at
times, and despair at times, 1 returned
to Loodoc
One af nay first proceedings, aftcr my
retara. was to ascertain how the Eng
lish, law stood with regard to Olivia's
noritio. Fortunately ror me, one of Dr.
Sewer's oldest friends wns a lawyer of
gnat repute, and be discussed tho ques
tion with me after a dinner at his house
at Faiham.
There seems to be no proof of any kind
agaiat the husband," ho said, after I
had told him all.
"Whvr I exclaimed, "here you have a
giri. brought up in luxury and wealth.
willing to brave any poverty rather man,
continue to live with him."
"A girl's whim," ho said.
"Then Foster could compel her to re
turn to him?" I asked.
'As far as I sec Into the case, he cer
tainly could," was the answer, which
drove me frantic.
"But there U this second marriage," I
"There lies the kernel of tho case," he
said. "You tell me there aro papers,
which you believe to bo forgeries, pur
porting to be the medical certllicnto with
corroborative proof of her death. Now,
if the wife bo guilty of framing these,
the husband will bring them against her
as the grounds on which he felt free to
contract his second marriage. Sho has
done a very foolish and a very wicked
thing there."
"You think she did it?" I asked.
lie smiled significantly, but without
saying anything.
"But what can bo done now?" I asked.
"All you can do," he answered, "is to
establish your Influence over this fellow
and go cautiously to work with him. As
long as the lady Is in France, if she be
alive, and he is too ill to go after her, she
Is safe. You may convince him by de
grees that It is to bis Interest to come to
some terms with her. A formal deed of
separation might be ngrecd upon, and
drawn up; but even that will not perfect
ly secure her In the future."
I was compelled to remain satisfied
with this opinion. Yet how could I be
satisfied, whilst Olivia, if she was still
living, was wandering about homeless,
and, ns I feared, destitute, in a foreign
I made my first call upon Foster the
next evening. Mrs. Foster had been to
Brook street every day since her re
turn, to inquire for me, and to leave an
urgent message that I should go to Bell-
ringer street ns soon as I was again in
town. The lodging house looked almost
as wretched as the forsaken dwelling
down at Nolreau, where Olivia had per
hans been living; and the stilling, musty
air Inside it almost made me gasp for
"So you are come back!" was Foster's
greeting, aa I entered the dingy ro6m.
"Yes," I replied,
"I need not ask what success you've
had," lie said, sneering. " 'Why so pale
and wan, fond lover?' Your trip has not
agreed with you, that Is plain enough.
It did not agree with Carry, either, for
she came back swearing she would never
go on such a wild-goose chase again. You
know I was quite opposed to her going?"
"No," I said Incredulously. The dia
mond ring bad disappeared from his fin
ger, and it was easy to guess how the
funds had been raised for the Journey.
"Altogether opposed," he repeated, "I
believe Olivia Is dead, I am quite sure
she has never been under this roof with
me, as Miss Ellen Martlneau has been,
I should havo known it as surely as ever
a tiger scented its prey. Do you suppose
I have no sense keen enough to tell me
she was In the very house where I was?"
"Nonsense!" I answered. His eyes glis
tened cruelly, and made me almost ready
to (spring upon him. I could hare seized
him by tho throat and shaken him to
death, In my sudden passion of loathing
against him; but I sat quiet, and ejacu
lated "Nonsense!" Such power has the
spirit of the nineteenth century among
civilized classes.
"Olivia Is dead," he said, In a solemn
tone, "I am convinced of that from
another reason; through all the misery
of our marriage, I never knew her guilty
of an untruth, not tho smallest. She was
as true as tho gospel. Do you think
you or Carry could make me hellevn that
slit would trifle with such an awful sub
ject as her own death? No. I would
take my oath that Olivia would never
havo had that letter sent, or written to
mc those few lines of farewell, but to
lot me know that sho was dead,"
Thoro was no doubt whatever that he
was suffering from the same disease as
that which bad been the death of my
mother a disease almost Invariably fa
tal, sooner or Inter, A few cases of cure,
under most favorablo circumstances, had
been reported during tho last half cen
tury ;-but the chances were dead against
Foster's recovery. In all probability, a
long and painful Illness, terminating In
Inevitable, death, lay before him. In the
opinion of my two senior physicians, all
that I could do would be to alleviate the
worst pangs of It.
His case haunted me day and night.
In that deep undercurrent of conscious
ness which lurks beneath mjj eurfaeo
aentatlons and impressions, there was al
ways present the Imago of Foster, with
his pale, cynical face and pitiless ryes.
With this was the perpetual rcturnv
braacc that a subllo malady, beyond tho
reach of our skill, was slowly eating away
his life. Tim man I abhorred; but tho
sufferer, mysteriously linked with tho
memories which clung about my mother,
aroused my most urgent, lnsttnctlro com
passion. Only onco before had I watched
the eoutilct between disease and Its rem
edy with so intense an Interest.
It was a day or two after a consulta
tion that I came accidentally upon tho
little note book which 1 had kept lu
Guernsey a private note iook, accessi
ble only to myself. It was night; Jack,
as usual, was gone out, nud l was alone.
I turned over the leaves merely for list
less want of occupation. All at once I
came upon an entry, made in connection
with my mother's IIIuom, which recalled
to me the discovery I believed I had
made of a remedy for her disease, had It
only been applied In Its earlier stages,
It had slipped out of my mind, but now
my memory leaped upon It with IrresUtl
bit force.
I must tell tho whole truth, however
terrible and humiliating it may bo.
Whether I had beeu true or falso to my
self up to that moment I cannot say. I
had taken upon myself the caro and, If
possible, tho euro of this man, who was
my enemy, If I had an enemy In tho
world. Ills life and mine could not ruu
parallel without great grief and' hurt to
me, and to one dearer than myself. Now,
that a belter chauco was thrust upon mn
In his favor, I shrank from selling It with
unutterable reluctance. I turned heart
sick at the thought of It.
Yes, I wished hlm to die. Conscience
Hashed tho answer across the Inner
depths of my soul, as n glare of lightning
over the shnrp crags and cruel waves of
our Island in a midnight storm. I saw
with terrible distinctness that there had
been lurking within a sure sense of satis
faction In the certainty that he must die.
I took up my note book, and went away
to my room, lest Jack should come lu sud
denly and read my secret on my face. I
thrust tho book Into n drawer In my
desk, nud locked It away, out of my
It seemed cruel that this power should
come to me from my mother's death. It
she wero living still, or If sho had died
from any other cause, the discovery of
this remedy would never havo been made
by mc. And I was to take It 'as a sort
of miraculous gift, purchased by her
pangs, and bestow It upon tho only man
I hated. For I hated him; I said so to
But It could not rest at that. I fought
a battle with myself all through the quiet
night, motionless and In silence, lest Jnck
should become aware, that I was not
sleeping. How should I ever fa'co him,
or grasp his hearty hand again, with such
a secret weight upon my soul? Yet bow
could I resolve to save Foster at tho cost
of dooming- Olivia to a lifelong bondage
should he discover where she wns, or to
lifelong poverty should she remain con
ccnled? If I were only sure that sho
was alive! It was for her sake merely
that I hesitated.
The morning dawned before I could de
cide. The decision, when made, brought
no feeling of relief or triumph to me.
As soon as it was probable that Dr.
Senior could see me, I was at his houso
at Fulham; and In rapid, almost incoher
ent words laid what I believed to bo my
Important discovery before him. Ho sat
thinking for some time, running over in
his own mind such cases as had come
under bis own observation. After a
while a gleam of pleasure passed over
his face, and his eyes brightened aa he
looked at mc.
"I congratulate you, Martin," he said,
"though I wish Jack had hit upon this.
I believe It will prove a real benefit to
our science. Let mc turn It over a'llttle
longer, and consult some of my col
leagues about It. But I think you are
right. You are about to try it on poor
"Yes," I answered, with a chilly sensa
tion In my veins.
"It can do him no harm," he said, "and
in my opinion k will prolong his Iifo to
old age, if he Is careful or himself. I
will write a paper on the subject for tho
Lancet, If you will allow mc."
"With all my heart," I said sadly.
The old physician regarded me for a
minute with his keen eyes, which bad
looked through the window of disease
Into many a human soul. I shrank from
the scrutiny, but I need not have done
so. He grasped my hand firmly and
"God bless you, Martin!" he said, "God
bless you!"
I went straight from Fulham to Bell
ringer street. A healthy Impulse to ful
fill all my duty, however difficult, was In
Its first fervid moment of action. Nev
ertheless there was a subtle hope within
me founded upon one chance that was
left It was Just possible that Foster
might refuse to be made tho subject of
an experiment; for an experiment it was.
I sat down beside him, and told him
what I believed to be his chauco of life;
not concealing from him that I proposed
to try, If he gave his consent, a modo of
treatment which bad never been practic
ed before. His eye, keen and sharp as
that of a lynx, seemed to read my
thoughts as Dr, Senior's bad done,
"Martin Dobree," ho said, in a voice so
different from his ordinary caustic touo
that it almost startled me, "I can trust
'you. I put myself with Implicit confi
dence Into your hands."
The last chance dare I say the last
hopo? was gone. I Btood pledged on my
honor as a physician, to employ this dis
covery, which had been laid open to me
by my mother's fatal Illness, for tho ben
efit of the man whoso life was most
harmful to Olivia and myself, I felt
suffocated, stifled. I opened the win
dow for a minuto or two, and leaned
through it to catch the fresh breath -of
the outer air.
"I must tell you," I said, when I drew
my head In again, "that you must not
expect to regain your health and strength
so completely as to bo ublo to return to
your old dissipations. But If you are
careful of yourself you may lire to sixty
or seventy."
"Life at any prlco!" ho answered.
"There would bo moro chance for you
now," I said, "if you could havo better
air than this."
"How cun I?" ho asked.
"Bo frank with me," I answered, "and
tell mo what your means arc. It would
bo worth your while to spend your last
farthing upon this chance."
"Is It not 'enough to make a man mad,"
be said, "to know tbcro aro thousands
lying In tho bank In his wife's name, and
ha cannot touch a penny of It? It la life
itself to mc; yet I may die like a dog la
this holo for tho want ot It. My lUi
will He at Olivia's door, curie herl"
He fell back upon hli pillows, with n
groan aa heavy and deep ai over came
from the heart of a wretch perishing from
sheer want. I could not choose but feel
some pity for him; but this wai au op
portunity I muit not miss.
"t la ot no uio to curso her," 1 an n 1 il :
"come, Foster, let us talk over this mut
ter quietly and reasonably. If Olivia bo
alive, as I cauuot help hoping sho K
your wisest courso would be to come to
lotne mutual agreement, which would
release you both from your prvatut itllll
cultles; for you must recollect sho ns
penniless as yourself. Let tuo speak to
you aa It I wero her brother. Of this
one thing you may bo qulto certain, sho
will never consent to return to you; aud
lu that I will aid her to tho utmost ot my
power. But there l no reason why you
should not have n good sharo of tho prop
erty, which she would gladly relinquish
ou condition Hint you loft her alone."
(To be continued.)
Why the United fitute I'ot Not Ke
cure Its Hlmro Thereof.
Minister LoomtH nmlntiiltm that tho
United States does not liuvc, lu. nny
inrt of Lutiu Amurlcn, tliu Hlmru or
triulo which Its productivity uml prox
imity cutltlo It to. Tho Gcruiitns. tho
English, tho French nud even tho Span
ish exhibit n higher ilcgrco uf cotumur
clnl intelligence thtin wo do lu ik'ullug
with the Lnt In AliiellcmiB.
Our lnerelmutB and umuufneturera
are louth to understand tluit lu order to
succeed lu Central or South America
they must conform to tliu huslnesu
methods to which centuries of unugo
lmve given tho force and prestige of
nntlonul custouiu. If wo want to do
business with the South Atuerlcnus wo
must, In a large inciiHure, do uusluoea
In their way, and uot try to forco our
methods upon them, though wo may bo
convinced that our manner of conduct
ing commercial ullalrs Is superior to
Tho Lntln-Amerlcan luurchnnt Is nc
customed to long credit. 3lx months
Is the usuul period, but sometimes It Is
a year. Ho will pay, but ho must havo
tlmo In which to pay, for It is the cus
tom of tho South American trader to
bo a uaukor as well ns a merchant,
and ho has to make largo advances lu
money and supplies to the owtierH of
coffee nud other plantations to enable
them to pay their laborers, nud tho
merchant does uot expect rcpaymunt
until the coffee crop Is harvested and
sold, onco n year. So It will lto seen
that Ions tlmo In making his owu pay
ments Is essential to him.
Tho European merchants nnd manu
facturers understand this, uud arrange
to give tho South American merchant
ample tlmo In which to uicct his obli
gations. Tho Europeans make a caro
ful, comprehensive systematic study of
the conditions nnd necessities of the
Lntln-Anierlcnn market, and then net
to work lu an Intelligent way to meet
and satisfy those conditions aud uceds.
Tho Halnd Had 1'rcIVirciico.
American social leaders arc more In
terested lu the Kaiser of Germany thau
they ever were In any crowned head,
outside of tho English rulers. Probably
It Is becauso the Kaiser Is fond of
Americans, and shows as keen a de
sire as his uncle, the King of England,
to meet charming Americans and talk
to them. In Berlin nud Hamburg lie
has met many of the rich koclal set of
America and they aro loud lu their
praise of tho Emperor.
He Is described ns having the most
fascinating personality lu Europe to
day. It Is said of hltu that he has that
great quality which made tho wlfo of
President Cleveland ouo of tho most
notablo women who ever presided at
tho White House. That Is, the gift of
making a visitor or auditor think that
ho Is tho one person In tho world whom
tho great one desires to meet.
A woman, who Is of high social dis
tinction lu America, was presented to
the Kaiser at some dinner that was uot
atteuded with royal state. Sho was
talking to him 'when sho wns offered
n famous German salad. It was baud
cd on her right and the Kaiser was on
her left, which put her In a prcdlcu
tnent She did not dare turn her face from
the Emperor to help herself to tho sal
nd. The situation was too much for
her. Tho Emperor, seeing the condition
at a glance, looked nt her for an Instant
and laughed, as ho said: "A Kaiser
can wait, hut a salad cannot." Phila
delphia Post
Vegetables "Will necomo Valuable.
Two Mclbourneltes claim to have dis
covered a new motive power, "lighter
than air, more powerful than dynamite,
very simple and nominal In cost." By
ronlto (named after ono of tho Invent
ors( Is a lino powder alleged to bo made
from cheap vegetables, and generates.
It Is said, when specially treatcd,,a gas
which supplies tho actual motive pow
er. Sydney Bulletin.
Dilators by BiiKKCstion.
nypnotlc suggestion enables us to
control processes which aro ordinarily
beyond tho reach of tho will. For In
stance, blisters havo been produced In
highly sensitive subjects by simply
touching the part with tho finger or
some Inert substance and suggesting
tho presence of a strong Irritant. Jour
nal of Physical Therapeutics.
Molly My Ilttlo sister's got measles.
Jlmmlo Oh, so hns mine.
Molly Well, I'll bet you my little
sister's got moro measles than yours
has. London Tlt-Blts.
You can always tell a nlco girl by
tho manner lu which she uses tho tele
phone. '
It's better to bow your head thau
break your fool neclc
A Good Wcek'i Record of CommerdAl and Industrial
Progress and Development in Oregon, Idaho,
Washington and California.
A future I'ltlihurj.
Development work Is now bolng
dono on what may prove to ho tho
most Important mineral proportion
in tho Stuto of Washington so far
as adding to tho state's commercial
aud Industrial supremacy Is con
cerned. Those are locations of coal
and Iron mlnuB located lu adjacent
and overlapping claims ou tho dlvldo
betwoon Cowlitz and Lowls counties
and about sixty mllos southwest of
Yuklmn. Tho piopertles consist of
somo 700 or 8000 acres ot coal lauds
locatod undor tho coal laud laws and
a largo number ot Iron claims locat
ed under tho laws governing minor
a. locations. Those claims aro tho
proporty ot Ynklma business mon
and tho work ot developing them on
a small scnlo Is going aiowiy forward
on tho properties.
Two Spokane cnpltatlsU recently
visited North Yakima for tho purpose
ot purchasing or bonding the proper
ties with a viow of installing develop
ment work on a much larger scnlo
and eventually building upon the
properties a vast productive Indus
try In mining and smelting Iron ore.
Tho Importnnco of a dlscovory of
Iron oro In tills stnto has long boon
recoi.iilzcd by men who have mndo a
study of tho commercial progrosa
nnd dovolopmont of tho world and
many vlmvo boon tho efforts to find
Iron In sufficient quantity nnd ot suf
ficient quality to justify mining and
smelting It As yet iiono of tho re
ported discoveries has proven suf
ficiently promising to justify tho ex
penditure at this tlmo of tho largo
sum of money It would require In or
der to properly develop tho Industry
on a " scnlo commensurate with Its
Importnnco. Several promising Iron
locations havo been mndo but little
or no dovolopmont Is being dono on
any of thorn excopt as Is necessary lu
order to mako tho locations valid
from yoar to year. Tho foaturo of
theso properties which makos them
scorn particularly promising Is the
fact that tho coal nnd Iron deposits
aro so near to each other, thus per
mitting tho former to bo used for the
purposo of smelting the latter with
out tho necessity anil cost of trans
porting It. The coal Is claimed to
be an excellent grado of anthracite,
tho first dlscovory of that variety to
bo reported In tho state, while thd
Iron oro Is very fine nnd ot high
grado In addition to belrg In such a
form and In such a condition ns to bo
easily and economically reducible.
Sctnle Attractlcn to Pull Tnlni.
Tho Oroat Northern Is preparing
to investigate tho possibility of util
izing Snoqualmlo Falls, the greatest
scenic n'tractlon in tho Stato of
Washington, for pulling Its trains be
tween Seattle and tho summit of the
Cascade rango.
Tho Northern Pacific road is also
considering tho falls as a source ot
powor tor running Its trains from
Portland and Seattle to the summit
ot tho Cascades.
President Hill has decided that
oloctrlclty shall bo the motive pow
er through tho Cascado tunnol, and
It feasible, from tho summit of tho
Cascades to the western terminals.
Tho falls have a totil of 100,000
horsepower. Only 10.000 of this Is
now In tno. Tho falls aro 2S0 feet
high and at present they supply tho
powor for the strojt railways, flour
ing mills and factories ot Seattle
Auloi at Stsge Coichci.
In remoto Hnrnoy nnd Mainour
counties automobiles aro taking tho
place of tho old-fashioned stago In
tho long runs Into tho Interior. Two
autos will shortly bo purchased to
mako the 1C0 mile stage trip between
Ontario, Malheur County, and Burns,
county seat of Harney. Hero n lum
bering stage makes tho run In 30
hours, delaying the mall of Burns
business men and residents. P. A.
Snyder, an Ontario business man,
will have two automobiles on this
nrld route shortly, which ho calcu
lates can mako a daylight run in 11
Out of Pondloton, a long weary
run over hills and mountains through
Pilot Rock, Nye Ridge and Alba to
Uklah, a dlstanco of CO miles. Tho
routo Is considered practicable for
an automobile, but tho scheme will
not be pushed locally until tho out
come of the Burns Ontario experi
ment la scon.
Idaho Mints Active.
Tho owners of tho Thundor Moun
tain mines near Ilolse, Idaho, havo
ordered a 100-stnmp mill to bo de
livered next spring. It will be one
of tho most completely equipped
mills In tho west. Tho 10-stamp mill
sent In this fall will begin work In
a few days. Tho last news from tho
mine Is to the effect that It was about
ready to be started up.
A Million-Dollar Company.
The Cascade Coal-Mining Company
filed articles of Incorporation hore this
afternoon. The Incorporators aro J.
M. Wllhelm, H. E. Wllhelm and J. It.
Campbell. The stock Is $1,000,000.
Shares are worth SI. Tho company
has a coal prospect on Mr. Wllholm'o
place east of Crcswell, which has boon
worked for several years.
Good Use for Small Potatoci
Capt. J, A. Brown Is proparlng to
build a now starch factory on his
place at Terry, Oro, Ho has socured
a practical starchmakor from Califor
nia, who. will uso potatoes In tho
manufacture of tho product. Each
year there are hundreds of sacks ot
small and unsalable potatoes raised
In that neighborhood which havo
served as feed tor stock heretofore.
They can be mado Into starch, and
will net their owners a handsome
revenue It utilized in that way, It Is
An Important Killroad Cnlcruriic.
Tho most Important ralhoad cn
torprlno since tho building uf the
Southern Pacific llullroad through
Southern Oregon, was tho cum.
tnoncemunt on Novombor H, ot tim
work on tho Sugar Pino Lumber
Company's llnlltond from n point two
miles south of Klninuthon Htatlua
to tno tiuiDurland huiulngu or inu
uutno company at l'okogivimi, Oro,,
a distance of 30 tulles Uy the route.
Tho work Is being proiecutud vigor
ously, and by next July ur uooucr um
cam will bo running and cuuyiag
lots, pusongors uud freight.
it will be u stnndaru-guugo rond
with UO-pouud rails. Tho coat ot
coimtruciiun will bii S20.UUO imr ml...
iThoru will bo only ono bridge, winch
will spun tho Kiamath itlvur ubout
two tulles from Jenny Creek. Tliu
end ot tho present construction U
lu the heart ot tho compnny'a 70,
000 acres of tlmborlahd holdings nud
will ulso bring the road over the
high grades Into the Klamath Ilnsiu
land and will allow them to make
Pokeguma tho freight-shipping point
fur Klamath County, and a wldo
range ot Eastern Oregon. Aa a start
or and for tho principal motive tho
roud Is built to haul logs from their
timber district to the connection
with tho Southern Pacific Hue, and
100 logging cars havo bcon arranged
for, us woll us other rolling stock.
Tho Sugar Pino Company has so
cured 1C0O acres ot land two miles
south nf Klamathon, aud will erect
thereon an Immense two-sot sawmill
and will manufacture lumber of ull
kinds, sash, doors, boxing, etc., mak
ing ono ot tho most up-to-dato outfits
on tliu Coast. They will lay out a
townslto uml establish a small city
at that place.
Pacific's Trade Supreme
A writer In tho Monthly Itovlow
somotluiu ago drew attention to tho
statement that supremacy In trado
wua passing from tho Atlantic to tlu
Pacific ocean, at least that tho rela
tive Importance of the lattor was suro
to Increase. A writer In tho New
York World points out that thoro aro
800.000,000 people In Asia, Africa, Aus
tralia and the Pacific archipelagoes,
and his expectation Is that tho Amer
ican countries will obtain tho larger
share of their trado. So far as China,
Jnpan and Astatic Iluula aro concern
ed tho United States nnd Canada aro
certainly In an advantageous position
for trado, the route across the Pacific
bolng better than any of those availa
ble for European countries.
Half tho steam merchant vessels,
now undor construction In tho United
States aro for tho Pacific, and at
tempts aro bolng madn to shorten th
voyogo by tho building of very pow
orful vessels. Tho development ot
China will bo ono ot the most Import
ant elements In tho trado of tho Pa
cific. It Chlnnmon wero to Incrcaso
their consumption of forolgn goods to
tho extent of IS a head, tho amount
: would bo nearly as great as tho
whole of tho present trado ot tho
United States.
California Lemoni Arc the Beat.
At the request of tho Earl Fruit
Company, Messrs. Htllwoll and Glad
ding, chemists to tho New York Pro
duce Ezchango, havo mado an anal
ysis of this year's California lomon
crop. It Is almost a year slnco a
similar analysis was mado, showing
tho comparative merits ot California
and Italian lemons, tho result being
much discussed on account of tho
favorablo showing mado by tho Cali
fornia product. The growers In Cal
ifornia havo been making every ef
fort to bring their fruit to a still
higher dogrco ot perfection, by scien
tific methods of cultivation, and, aa
compared with tho test mado last
Novombor, this year's analysis Is
oven more favorablo.
Tho porcontago of wasto mattor.
consisting of pulp, seeds and rind
last year was Oi per cont.; this yoar
It Is 63.65 per cent,, according to tho
last analysis, Tho percentage of
Juice was .36 por cent. Tho cltrlo
acid, equivalent to crystallzod citric
acid last yoar was 8.23 ounces por
United States wlno gallon; this year
It Is 9.21 ounces per Unltod State
wlno gallon.
New Source ol Western Wealth.
A large number ot Inquiries from
various parts of the state havo been
recolved at tho State Agricultural
Collego of Oregon, ot tho progress ot
an ozperlmont conducted by tho col
lego experiment station for tho man
ufacture of vlnogar from rofusa
prunes. Tho character and number
ot the inquiries Indicate that much
Interest Is aroused In tho experi
ment. Tho inquiries generally seek
Information concerning methods and
stops necessary In aocurlng formcn
tatlon, acetic acid and other matters
connectod with vlnegar-maklng.
An analysis yostorday ot tho pruno
Julco, now but a month along In tho
three or four months of process nec
essary to secure final results, shows
an acetic acid content ot 2.16 por
cent., a far groater per cent, than
Professor Pernot expected. It Is
now believed that tho ultlmato acotlo
acid content will bo creator than Is
usually socured in pure cldor vino
car. Farm Lind it $300 per Acre.
W. T. Orldcr has sold his trult
farm of 10 acres, two miles from La
Grnndo, Oro., for $3000. This is ono
ot tho largost prices over paid for
orchard land In this valley. For tho
land, Mr, Grldor paid 80 por aero
six years ago. Ho has since har
vested two heavy crops. It Is esti
mated that the purchaser will bo ablo
to pay for the orchard from next
season's crop, it the season is favor