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EVENTS OF THE DAY
Newsy Items Gathered from All
Parts of the World.
Less Important but Not Less Inter*
esting Happenings from Points
Outside the State.
Four cattlemen were lynched in Ok
lahoma for murder.
Roosevelt w ill make Mombasa his
headquarters for ten days.
Calhoun lawyers charge Heney with
coercion o f witnsses, butth is is denied.
The property o f the Waters-Pierce
Oil company in Texas is to be sold by
The merger of Southern Pacific and
Union Pacific lires is to have a hearing
in Portland May 3.
Chief Justice Beatty, o f the Califor
nia Supreme court, subdued a bully by
calling a bluff to fight.
The Japanese government is investi-
gatingthe grafting by members o f the
diet and more arrests are expected.
April 21.— Sultan
Abdul Hamid is awaiting in his palace
for whatever may befall. Hie grand
vizier, Tewfik Pasha, has announced
that, without fear, the sultan w ill re
main with his family and accept re
signedly the fate prepared for him and
Tewfik Pasha and the minister of
war, Edhem Pasha, who sent their res
ignations last night, decided to with
draw them today, and the grand vizier
is passing most o f the time with the
Nazim Pasha is still in command of
the garrison, but no preparations have
been made to resist the advance o f the
Salonica troops. The Constitutionalist
lines now envelop the city, but the
commander in chief, General Husni
Pasha, is still at Hademoki and it is
not likely that the invaders w ill enter
the city before tomorrow night or the
It is understood that the Salonicans
have submitted to the government a
list o f persons whose punishment is de
manded for complicity in the recent
mutiny. This list includes deputies
But apparently there
is the utmost good feeling between the
invaders and the residents o f the city,
many o f whom visited the camps o f the
Salonica troops today and were receiv
PA SSEN G ER
T R A F F IC
The Great Northern and St. Paul are
both struggling for the beat route Thousands W ill S e e k Hom es on P a
cific C oast.
through a narrow canyon in Montana.
21.— Officials o f the
President T a ft has completed all ar
rangements for his summer vacation, North Pacific coast roads expect an un
which w ill be spent at Beverly, Mass., usually large passenger traffic to that
country during the coming summer.
Russia plans to deal directly with It w ill not be created wholly by the
China in a settlement o f the Harbin Alaska-Yukon-Pacific fair, though that
troubie and then hopes to arrange a
treaty with the United States on the will be a great drawing card. There
w ill also be a vast volume o f travel
Far Eastern question.
brought about by the large number of
Teamsters o f New York are on persons going to the coast with the
intention o f
Italy has sent a cruiser to Turkey settlers in the Northwestern country.
The business depression which has
to protect her interests.
been keenly felt in all the industrial
A Philadelphia man left $2,500,000
and commercial centers of the East
to establish a home for fatherless girls.
has caused a great many people to seek
Dynamite has been used to break the out pastures new as the fields for their
ice jam in the Niagara river near the future exertions, and large numbers of
these have come to look upon the Pa
The Santa Fe road has a device cific Northwest coast country as offer
which it is believed w ill prevent many ing them the greatest inducement of
making their future homes there.
Already inquiries are being made of
T a ft wants to visit the Pacific coast the railroads in great numbers as to
and Alaska and w ill ask congress to facilities for transportation and reser
provide the funds.
vations are being made for sleeping car
and other accommodations away in ad
M. McCain, o f Philadelvhia, has
been arrested in Turkey as a spy be vance of anything believed to be possi
ble a short time ago.
cause he was taking photographs.
A New York man has been arrested
for attempting to bribe a naval officer
to get a recommendation for a patent.
Judge Hunt, o f Montana, is coming
to Portland to dispose o f the remaining
land fraud cases.
He is expected
about May 1.
Philadelphia has not yet decided de
finitely to jet the Liberty bell come to
the coast, but it is probable there will
be no opposition.
Castro has been ordered arrested by
Venezuelan courts for murder.
A pioneer miner o f Sheridan, Mont.,
has been killed for his savings.
Famine in Macedonia and Servia are
adding to the revolutionary troubles.
T a ft is having much trouble in find
ing suitable persons for foreign posts.
President Zelaya, o f Nicaragua, is
preparing to move against Honduras.
The Cudahy Packing company has
been indicted for wholesale oleomar
The University o f Nevada has just
received two gifts, one o f $250,000 and
one o f $100,000.
The Waters-Pierce Oil company, re
cently ousted from Texas, w ill pay the
state $2,000,000 fines and costs.
Mrs. Castro hints at revolution in
Venezuela and advises present officials
to “ make hay while the sun shines.”
It is reported on good authority that
H. W. Scott, o f Portland, will be
offered the ambassadorship to Mexico.
A raid was made on a Chicago, M il
waukee & St. Paul diner while it was
passing through Iowa and a quantity of
A Chicago man has married his step
A dispatch from Naples says Mount
Etna is in eruption.
German East A frica
deaths from the plague.
has had 60
Flour has advanced in price in all
sections o f the United States.
The first act o f the new chief o f po
lice o f Los Angeles was to throw the
“ king of Chinatown” bodily out o f the
Poland is preparing to honor Mod-
jeska’s memory when her body is taken
there for burial.
A statue may be
Two dynamite bombs were found un
der a Santa Fe bridge near Stockton,
Several members o f the Japanese
diet have been arrested for having
Wilbur Wright, whose successful
aeroplane flights pleased France, is
now giving exhibitions in Italy.
A large part o f Elyria,
been destroyed by fire.
S U L T A N A W A IT S T R O O P S .
T urk ish C apital Ready to Fall at Feet
ot A rm y
Issued Euch I rider
Massacres were stopped
Minor after 400 were killed.
The Brazilian government has con
cluded arbitration treaties during the
past week with the United States,
France, Portugal, Spain and Mexico.
The Massachumsetts assembly has
turned down a direct election bill.
Mme. Nordicn, the singer, will marry
a New York banker.
Roosevelt declined a public reception
at Mombasa. Good hunting is in pros
A new cabinet has been installed in
Turkey and the Young Turkey party
P IO N E E R S W IL L C IL t B R A T E .
F O W L S A R E S T R IC K E N .
Provision al G overnm ent Day to Be
O b served at C ham poeg M ay I.
Epid em ic o f T ub erculosis Reported in
O regon Poultry.
F. X. Matthieu Cabin No. 12, N a
tive Sons o f Oregon, o f Butteville, has
issued the program and invitations for
the annual celebration at Champoeg,
for Saturday, May 1, in commemora
tion o f the first provisional government
meeting, held at Champoeg, May 2,
1843. This w ill be the 66th annivers
ary o f that event, and the ninth anni
versary o f the dedication of the monu
ment erected to its memory. Joseph
Buchtel, o f Portland, w ill act as chair
man, and Hon. P. H. D ’Arcy, o f Salem,
w ill deliver the annual address. Par
rott’s band w ill furnish good music for
the day. A ll who attend are requested
to bring their lunch baskets well filled
for the day.
Mr. Buchtel, who w ill preside, de
sires to form an organization to handle
future celebrations, as the expense is
burdensome on Matthieu cabin. He
will propose at the conclusion o f the
program at the celebration that a so
ciety be formed, with a president and
secretary and executive committee.
An effort will be made to change the
place for holding future celebrations
from Champoeg to Wilsonville, be
cause o f the greater conveniences at
the latter place.
Mr. Buchtel has
looked up a ten-acre tract at Wilson-
ville, on the river and electric car line,
which he proposes should be purchased
and made a permanent state park in
memory o f the first meeting o f the
provisional governmenat, May 2, 1843,
which he says is the right place. He
would not remove the monument al
ready erected at Champoeg, but erect
another on the Wilsonville state park,
and there held all future celebrations.
The organization which he w ill under
take to form at the celebration will be
authorized to adopt plans to finance the
Portland— According to reports re
ceived by Dr. R. C. Yenney, secretary
of the state board o f health, there
threatens to be a serious spread of tu
berculosis among poultry flocks o f the
Dr. S. W. McClure, chief of the state
bureau o f animal industry, advises Dr.
Yenny that a flock o f 59 chickens
bought at Eugene and taken to Forest
Grove was found to be afflicted with
the disease and that 16 died at last re
port. He estimates that 80 per cent
of the flock was affected. Dr. McClure
reported in addition that a large flock
o f chickens at Pendleton was found to
be affected with tuberculosis, but no
connection had been established be
tween the two districts affected.
Pendleton it was found that the disease
had attacked turkeys in an adjoining
field and also pigs had been seized with
the disease after eating dead chickens
Dr. Yenney said that the fact o f the
disease being communicable to human
beings from affected fowls had not been
fully established, but the pigs taking
the disease from having eaten the
affected fowls was significant.
NO M O N E Y Y E T .
Increase in A gricultural College Funds
Not Available Till I9 IO .
Salem— It has developed here that
the increase in the annual appropria
tion for the Oregon Agricultural col
lege does not take effect until January,
1910, and that the supposed appropria
tion for the institution is diminished
to the amount o f $30,000.
lature amended the annual appropria
tion, increasing it from $50,000 to
$80,000 a year, and it has been suppos
ed all along that it would be effective
for the current year. President Weath
erford and Regents W. W. Cotton and
J. H. Ackerman have had an interview
with the attorney general, and that
official has held that no funds provided
for in the increase can be drawn until
J U R Y P R O B E S S M U G G L IN G .
1910. It is stated by the regent’s com
mittee that the discovery is a disap
Fed eral Body T a k e s Action in New pointment to the institution, where, on
Y o rk Gow n Im portations.
account of the great increase in the
New York, April 21.— Further inves number o f students, the funds are bad
tigation of the systematic smuggling
o f Paris gowns into this port led the
W a te r B o ard Gets Pointers.
customs officials to declare that the
Salem— That the state o f Oregon
syndicate probably had smuggled in w ill be enabled to save thousands of
$1,000,000 worth o f goods each year dollars on surveys and other reclama
for the last 10 years, thus defrauding tion work by taking advantage of the
the government out o f $600,000 an experience of others is the opinion of
State Engineer John H. Lewis, who,
nually in customs duties.
Efforts to avoid criminal prosecution with F. M. Saxton, of Baker City, has
and to shield from publicity the prom just returned from a tour of Idaho,
inent women for whom the $55,000 Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. The
worth of gowns recently seized were Oregon men made a special study of
intended resulted in the offer by repu the administration o f the watgr laws
table attorneys representing anonymous and the methods o f keeping the office
clients of $260,000 to the government records pertaining to this work. Mr.
Lewis states that Wyoming has the
to drop the investigation.
The Federal grand jury is investi best irrigation system in the country.
gating the case, and it is intimated the
identity of the smugglers w ill be re
Reduced F a re fo r Rose Festival
Portland— Rates for the Rose Festi
val this year from points in the Pacific
C olim a P o u rs Out Lava.
Northwest will be a fare and a third
Mexico City, April 21.— A severe for the round trip, according to an
eruption of the Colima volcano, follow agreement reached by passenger men
ed by an earthquake shock, has spread at a meeting held here.
From poii ts
terror and confusion among the inhabi on the Spokane, Portland & Seattle and
tants of nearby towns, a number of the North Bank west o f Pasco and
whom deserted their homes, and fled to Pendleton the sales dates for excursion
points outside the affected zone.
The tickets w ill be June 7, 9 and 11, with
eruption began at 6:10 o’clock yester a return lim it o f June 14, and for
day morning. It covered a wide area points east of Pasco, such as Walla
with ashes and lava, and subsided at Walla, Dayton, Spokane and Lewiston,
nightfall. Just as confidence was be the dates are June 7 and 9.
ing restored, the region was shaken by
a violent explosion, and the populace
Big M oney in Potatoes.
once more was thrown into a panic.
Klamath Falls--That Klamath coun
ty is the “ place where things grow ” is
Illinois Election Even B re a k .
particularly emphasized in the potato
Chicago, April 21.— Elections were line. Elmer Applegate has a 17-acre
held in many cities and towns through tract south o f the city a large portion
out the state today, interest centering of which will be planted to potatoes
chiefly in the license question. Where this year. Last year Mr. Applegate
this did not enter into the campaign made on an average o f $400 an acre on
This was after de
and politics was the issue, the honors his potato crop.
are about even between Republicans ducting all expenses and allowing for
His entire acreage averaged
As for the fierce bat labor.
tle between the temperance forces and over 300 bushels to the acre.
old King Alcohol, it appears to be a
M ed fo rd S c h o o ls at A.-Y.-P.
draw. In a few sporadic cases the
“ wets” reclaimed a town, but this was
Medford— A. B. Robinson, superin
in every case offset by a “ dry” tendent o f Multnomah county schools,
who has been touring the state in an
effort to arrange a school exhibit for
Ice Dam s N iagara R iver.
the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition,
Niagara Falls. N. Y ., April 21.— Ice met with the faculties of the different
conditions in the Ningara gorge are Medford schools and as a result the
worse than ever tonight.
Immense local schools will prepare an exhibit
blocks of ice have grounded on a sand for the fair. Superintendent Robinson
bar at the river mouth forming a solid reports that he is meeting with the
barrier against which thousands of tons best of success in his efforts through
are piling "P every hour. Tonight the out the state.
river is five feet above the high level
o f Monday, nnd at the highest mark
F 'n t Gray W cl Skin Taken.
ever recorded on that stretch o f the
Albany—The first gray w olf skin
river. The ice is within 18 feet o f the which has been brought to the county
Hoot of the Lewiston suspension bridge. clerk’s office since Linn county offered
bounty on these animals was pre
C a s tro 's W ife Goes B a c k .
sent*^ a few days ago by John F.
Colon, April 12. The steamer Guad Short, who resides between Foster and
alupe came into port today from Port Cascadia. The w olf was an unusually
I.imon, Costa Rica and sailed this large one and was trapped by Short,
afternoon for France via Venezuela. who also presented the skins o f eight
Among her passengers are Señora Cas wildcats which he had captured in
tro, w ife of the ex-president o f Vene traps.
zuela, who is returning to Europe to
join her husband.
She could have
S w ift Plant at Med o-d.
landed here or in Costa Rica, but
Medford— S w ift <& Co. are to estab
elected to proceed to France.
lish a warehouse in Medford, and the
actual work of construction will begin
Ste am s 29 Knots an H o u r.
within the next three weeks.
Liverpool, April 2 1 .--The Maure company has leased railroad land, and
tania, which arrived from New York it is on this they will place the build
today, concluded the last portion o f her ing, which is to be 100x180 feet in
trip, about 200 miles, at a speed o f 29 size. Medford will be the distributing
knots, a feat never before accomplished point for all Southern Oregon o f the
S w ift wares.
by an ocean liner.
her hand had been brought up a gentle
C H A P T E R V I.
The solicitor drove away, fuming with man, had the mark of the university
indignation. "Pompous, poverty-stricken!" stamped on bis based composition, and,
were the epithets he applied to the squire, in short, had done much to compensate
in these first moments o f his wrath. Even for the deficiency o f birth with which he
H e had seen
a usurious solicitor is possessed o f pride had entered the world.
o f some kind, and though he may hold it young l’ earman upon tw o or three occa
in tolerable subjection during the early sions only. That gentleman, though the
stages o f his career, like other men’s, blood o f his father ran strong in his
it waxes fat and thrives wonderfully un véins, had quite sufficient tact to avoid
der the accumulation o f wealth. Harold showing it. H e dressed quietly, and ab
Denison had trampled it remorselessly un stained from self-assertion when mixing
Then the irritation subsided, with the class in which he was so anx
and the astute old head once more began ious to establish himself. H e was, nat
to reckon up the chances o f the game. He urally, too careful o f his money to fall
played it all over again in his own mind. into the error o f most parvenúes, that of
"N o ," he m uttered: "don’ t think l made ostentatious display. 'The little he knew
any mistakes 1 I was a fool to lose my b f him had not jarred on Harold Deni
As to Maude, her affections must
temper, though. Hadn't 1 made up my son.
I f she could be
mind, all along, that he'd take it pretty be wholly unfettered.
much in that way, to start w ith ? When brought to think o f this man as e hus
1 think how muny o f 'em I'v e seen run band, it would really he a good thing for
rusty about their family names, places, her in the end. And by such reasoning
and p la te ! It was foolish— ay, very fool the squire gradually
ish— to be annoyed at Denison's tantrums. round to the conviction that it was, at all
Names?— bah 1” continued the old man, events, his duty to submit I’ earman’s
contemptuously. “ I f it came all the way proposal to Maude, and, further, to press
from the Conqueror, its worth on stamp it strongly on her attention.
ed paper is the only valid test."
But before Harold Denison had arriv
Le vy Tax fo r L ib ra ry.
Sam Pearman, when he heard the re ed at this conclusion, there had been
Ashland— By unanimous vote the
sult o f his father's mission, took rather much grief at Glinn.
H e had told his
city council ordered an ordinance a different view o f it from his progenitor. w ife o f the contemplated foreclosing of
drawn creating a public library under As a younger man he lacked the patience; the mortgage, and explained to her that it
the state law, and set aside a fund for and then, moreover, was there not the meant ruin— that is, ruin inevitable, as
maintenance, thereby officially taking blow to his self-esteem? Between twenty far as their still continuing the possessors
charge o f the present library, which and thirty we feel that acu tely; from o f Glinn went.
has been maintained by the women o f thirty to forty, with a sort o f modified
"Y es , Nellie, it's all over,” said the
Ashland for the past 17 years. The soreness; at fifty the conceit has been squire; " I ’ m beaten at lust. Dear old
council also guaranteed a site for the taken out o f most of us, and we are no Glinn must go through the hands o f the
$20,000 library building recently asked longer astonished at finding that the world auctioneer, and become the property of
of the Carnegie library board, and rates us a little lower than our own val whatever greasy trader happens to have
pledged the city to levy a tax sufficient uation. Electroplate may pass for gold most money at his disposal just now. I t ’s
to raise $2,000 annually for its main for a short season, in these days, but so hard lines for you to have to leave the
ciety is pretty certain to detect the ring place wherein 1 installed you as mistress
of false metal ere very long.
so many years ago.”
Samuel the junior had so far been a
“ Don't think o f me,” replied Mrs
Ready to B o re fo r O il.
fortunate man in pursuit o f his ambi Denison, tearfully.
" I shall be always
Astoria— A scow load o f machinery tions. Though not so successful as he
has been taken to the Hess ranch on could have wished, yet, to a certain ex happy as long as I have you and Maude
with me. It w ill be sad to leave all my
the south shore of Youngs bay, where tent, iie had worked his way into tile old cottagers nnd almoners to the tender
Harrison, Brenner & Palmberg, o f this county society. There were many houses mercies o f oth ers; but o h ! it will fall
city, w ill bore for gas and oil. Boring that he was occasionally asked to, as an heaviest on you. Harold, to give up what
will be commenced as soon as the ma odd bachelor to make up. Despite all his has been the home o f your people for so
chinery can be set up.
The firm has father had said at the time, a man with many generations 1"
secured leases on a large tract o f land Sam I ’ earman’s eye to the main chance
“ I don't deny it.
It will be a dread
in this vicinity and arrangements have could not conceive a man in Harold ful wrench to think o f Glinn passing to
been made to sink several wells at va Denison's position rejecting a proposal so strangers; hut I suppose it must be so.
rious places in case the first one does very much to his own advantage. He T h e follies of our youth, Nell, smite us
might recognize a certain amount o f d if sharply as we grow old. W e shall have
not prove successful.
ficulty on the part o f the lady, but men to end our days in some cheap conti
o f his age are not wont to be diffident nental town.”
N ew Depot fo r B a k e r.
about their own powers o f attraction on
Baker C ity— The O. R. & N. com these occasions, and Sam Pearman was
C H A P T E R V II.
pany has just purchased additional one of the last to entertain apprehensions
Very sad was Maude when she heard
grounds for the erection o f a depot. on that score.
the evil tidings, and that she had but a
The consideration was $16,000. The
H e don’ t know what's good for him, short time left to look upon the grand
new depot w ill cost approximately and that’s about the size o f i t !” was that old chestnuts, the groves of laurel, and
$30,000. The present depot w ill be gentleman's remark, as his sire retailed the soft, pleasant, tu rfy vistas amid which
remodeled and used for a freight depot the account of his interview with Deni she had been born. B itterly she thought
Baker is the second son. " W e shall have to exercise a little how the loss o f all the accustomed sur
city in Oregon in volume o f freight bus gentle pressure. I'm not going to be roundings would be felt by the gentle
iness. The building o f the new passen choked off my game, at all events at this mother she adored ; and well she divined
stage o f the proceedings. Invalids often what would be her father’s sensations
ger depot and freight warehouses calls
require coercion to make them take the when, having left the home o f his ances
for a rearrangement o f sidetracks.
tonics necessary for their existence, and tors, he should find himself exposed to the
it will be for you to make Denison under monotonous existence of some watering
Elgin Lo se s W o o l Sales.
stand that he will cease to he Denison of place or dull continental town 1 H ow he
Pendleton— Elgin w ill have no wool (Jlinn, at all events, unless he is prepared would brood over the extinction o f the
sales dates this season, the date set for to welcome me as a son-in-law.”
Denisons o f Glinn none realized more
that city having been cancelled by the
“ Leave it to me, Sam, and don't he fully than Maude. She knew her father
executive committee of the State Wool- In a hurry. I made up my mind about it thoroughly; she was a clever girl, and
growers’ association and the date o f the other night. I don't sav all, my boy, fully recognized his foibles and weak
July 6 given to Enterprise. The build but a good many things I have made up nesses. She comprehended the shock it
ing of the Wallowa railroad, making my mind to have come to pass in course of would be to his fam ily pride— what the
unnecessary the freighting of wool to time. Leave me alone to work the oracle loss o f country pursuits would be to h im ;
just now, and, depend upon it. I 'll give what it would be to find himself a mere
Elgin, is responsible for the change.
you due notice when it's time for you to Mr. Denison on straitened means in some
make a move.”
quiet place where gossip was rife, and
B a k e r H o rse S h o w M ay I.
T h e son acquiesced.
I f at times he your social status was
^ Baker C ity— Baker county’s annual thought his father waa getting a little
gauged by the bills incurred at the butch
horse show w ill take place in Baker slow at tu rf tactics— a pursuit from which er's and the wine merchant's. And then,
City May 1. The Baker City Concert' h* had in great measure w ith draw n — he the girl thought, sorrowfully, how little
band w ill furnish music.
Prizes w i l l ' still held a firm belief that his parent she could do to alleviate all this. T o
be offered for the best single and dou was difficult to beat in the great game o f her mother— ah 1 yes, she could do much
ble teams, and there w ill be parades life, more especially when he held a win to lighten her troubles, and be a comfort
ning card or two in his hand.
to h e r; hut for her father, nothing— and
and other features.
Some two or three weeks elapsed : and the tears trickled through Maude's long
W o o l Sells fo r 14 C ents.
lashes as she thought how little she could
Pendleton— A phenomenal wool sale son received a letter to the effect that Mr. be to him.
l ’earman o f Mannersiey felt it incumbent
Such, so far, were the results o f the
is reported from Arlington, Pat Farley
on himself to call in his money lent on
having sold for 14 cents 18,000 pounds, mortgage, a more favorable opportunity machinations o f that experienced “ fisher
o f men," Mr. Pearman, on the unfortu
for which last year for a like amount for investment having offered.
nate fam ily at Glinn.
he was paid only 53* cents. Difference
That this would probably be the result
I have told the ingenious process of
in quality due to climatic conditions is o f their last interview, the squire had reasoning by which Harold Denison had,
foreseen. Y et, as days went by without at last, not only soothed his conscience,
any such notince, he began fondly to hope but arrived at the conclusion that, like
PO RTLAN D M A R K ET S.
that the attorney had seen tne presump the grim old Grecian, his duty required
tion he had been guilty of. and that things him to sacrifice his daughter.
Wheat— Bluestm milling, $1.27>^<VP would still jog quietly along in their old think that old story a grand allegory.
1.20; club, $1.20(z/ 1.223*.
way. , H ow ephemeral that way had now Agamemnon
Oats— No. 1 white, $40@41 per ton. become, under almost any circumstances, yet, pretty constantly at St. George's,
Barley— Feed, $34(ht35 per ton.
Hanover Square. W e substitute the ring
Hay— Timothy, W illamette valley, breast. But as he read that letter the for the knife, and the wedding breakfast
$14(1/’.6 per ton; Eastern Oregon, $17 squire knew well that the rubicon was for the smoking sacrifice; and we wreath
fi/19; clover, $ll(i/12; alfalfa, $14(/z passed, that his ships were burnt, and ourselves with flowers and silken raiment
14.50; grain hay, $130/14; cheat, $14 himself defeated. lie knew, too well, that as we offer up our maidens at the shrine
to raise that ten thousand anywhere else o f Plutua.
W h o shall say that, after
(//14.50; vetch, $13.50(<il4.
would result in an exjiosure o f his a f all, that was not the meaning o f the
Apples— 65cd/$2 50 box.
fairs tantamount to ruin. H e was quite
Potatoes— $1.40(5)1.50 per hundred; aware that l ’ earman was equally convers fable?
But Harold Denison was conscious o f
sweets, 2 ' . . ( i i 3c pound.
ant with the fact. He prepared himself
an inward feeling that the newly formed
Vegetables— Turnips, $1.25 per sack; for the impending crash.
idea was an extremely awkward subject
carrots, $1.25; parsnips, $1.50; beets,
But there Is a certain amount o f notice
$1.75; horseradish, 10c per pound.; requisite on the calling in o f a mortgage, to broach either to his w ife or daughter.
T h a t he had never even alluded to Pear-
artichokes, 65(//85c dozen; asparagus, and this gave Harold Denison time to
man's proposal I need scarcely observe,
Oregon, 750/80c per dozen; cabbage, reflect— whether for good or evil the read and that it looked still less pleasant to
40/4'..c pound; lettuce, head, 85c doz ers o f this story must determine. Had touch upon now he had made up his mind
en; onions 400/50c dozen; parsley, 35c the blow fallen at once, he would have to be an active supporter thereof, must
dozen; radishes, 35c dozen; rhubarb, abandoned Glinn, grimly, and set up his he equally obvious. Still the clouds were
lonely tent in some ramote watering place.
2V</4c pound: spinach, 6c.
gathering so thick over the house o f Glinn
But the crafty solicitor had measured the
that no time was to be lost; and at last
Butter— City creamery, extras, 273*
strength of his prey with great accuracy.
the squire nerved himself to the task,
(if 29c; fancy outside creamery, 250/
It was not without design that the notice
29c; store, 80/20c. Butter fat prices o f the foreclosure o f the mortgage had and sought his w ife's boudoir, having pre
viously ascertained that his daughter was
average 1 S. cents per pound under reg been delayed.
"G iv e it time— give it
out o f the house.
ular butter prices.
tim e," quoth that fisher o f feeble human
“ I want to talk something over with
Eggs— Oregon ranch, 22 3*c dozen.
H e was righ t; and day after day
Poultry— Hens, 16 3*0/17c; broilers, did Harold Denison ponder over the old you, N ellie," he observed, as he entered.
25c; fryers, 18o/22L.c; roosters, old, fisherman's term s: at first contemptuous " I don't think that it will be quite pleas
10o/ 11c; young, 140/ 15c; ducks, 200/ ly, then moodily, until at last he began ant to hear, but, at all events, it can’t
22'..c; geese, lOoz l l c ; turkeys, 20c; to think that it was his duty to retain distress you, as you will have the power
Glinn at all hazards. Once arrived thus o f deciding as yon like about it.”
squabs, $2.50o/3 dozen.
Mrs. Denison raised her face anxiously
Veal— Extras 10c; ordinary, 8>*0f far, the speciousness of the reasoning
became easy and rapid. "T h e lands I re to her husband's. Decision, on any point,
9c; heavy, 7o/8c.
ceived from my ancestors it is my duty to was painful to her. and she was too well
Pork— Fancy, 9 S,0/10c; large, 80/9c.
transmit to my descendants." A fine coun aware, from former experience, that this
Heps— 1909 contract, 9c; 1908 crop, try gentleman’s sentiment, that would was but the prelude to some scheme in
6oz 6 SiC; 1907 crop, 3c; 1906 crop, have invariably insured a round o f ap which her concurrence had already been
plause at the farmer's ordinary in any practically marked out by her lord and
Wool— Eastern Oregon,
130fl8c; market town o f respectable dimensions. master. Harold Denison’s consultations,
va'.ley, fine, 19 V ;
medium, 18 V ; Now, o f course, it was all plain sailing, at such times, generally comprised a mere
coarse, 17c; mohair, choice, 23•,B(«24c. morally. As a personal matter, the mean synopsis o f his intentions, revealing some
Cattle— Top steers, $5 25of5.50; fair est lodgings at Hastings or St. Leonards minor unpleasantness which he looked to
to good, $4.750/5; common to medium. tvould have sufficed. It were better so her to carry out. P oor Mrs. Denison
$3.250/4.50; cows, top, $4.25; fair to than to see a Denison o f Glinn so vilely might well be diffident about such confi
good, $3.50(1/4; common to medium, mated. But there were other ties to be dences : as a rule, they had born* but
$2.500/3.50; calves, top, $5015.50; considered. He. Harold Ilenison, had un bitter fruit.
"W h a t should you say," continued the
heavy, $3.500/4; bulls and stags, fat, doubtedly betrayed the trust o f a long
line o f ancestors.
squire, “ i f I tell you that It is possible to
$3(i/3.50; common, $20/2.75.
Then he began to think once more o f
Hogs Best, $7.250/7.50; fair to via daughter. He felt compunction at save Glinn to us yet?”
“ Oh. Harold, can it be so?" cried Mrs.
good, $6.75o/7; stockers, $5.500/6.50; the idea of yielding his handsome Maude
Denison with clasped hands and beating
to this low-born suitor. But then Maude heart. "N o . you don't look like i t ; I see
Sheep— Top wethers, $50/5.75; fair had never been to him what an only child in your face there is more to follow . It
to good, $4.500/4.75; ewes, V less on is to most fathers. H e had never quite is some bare chance, and your sanguine
all grades; yearlings, top, $6.500/7; forgiven the fact o f her not being a son, nature has led you astray concerning It.”
fair to good, $6o/6.25; spring lambs, and she had ever been more her mother’s
“ Nellie, don't be foolish.
There la a
fit than his. Again, this candidate for way o t arranging all these miserable
money matters that has been submitted to
me, and which, should we consent to,
there is no doubt w ill prove perfectly
I have turned it all well
over in my mind, and though I have, as
yet, come to uo determination concerning
it, yet I don’ t deem it altogether imprac
ticable. W ill you hear me patiently?”
\es, H arold ," was the meek response.
“ W ell, what I want to talk to you
about is this.
O f course you must be
aware that Maude is not only grown up
and handsome, but has arrived at an ags
when wooers may be expected.”
“ W h at do you mean?’ 'asked the moth
er, her pale face flushing, and a half-
anxious. half-frightened expression visible
in her blue eyes.
“ W e w ill come to that presently. You
know her admirers at the X n in s te r ball
were numerous. A man of good property
in this county solicits permission to pay
his addresses to Maude. H e can give her
a good home and everything she can want
now, while at the death of his father he
w ill be the possessor of large landed es
tates in the county, besides considerable
sums invested elsewhere.”
T h e poor mother's heart beat quick. T o
whom was she to be asked to yield her
darling? W ho in all the county side was
worthy o f her peerless Maude?
knew o f n one; yet she spoke not, but
gazed eagerly into her husband's face,’
and waited with high-strung nerves till
he should speak again.
"M au de can have no attachment as
yet?” inquired the squire, at length.
"N o , I thiuk not.
H ow could she,
T h e poor child has, as yet,
seen so little of the world, and Maude
Is not one to give her heart away light
"M aidens' hearts are stolen, sometimes,
a good while before they are themselves
aware of it,” returned Denison, senten-
" I t is essential for my project
that Maude should be fancy free.”
“ She is,” returned the mother, anx
iously ; "but tell me, who is this you
think good enough for her? There is no
one I know,” she continued, sadly, “ fit
to claim my darling's hand.”
" I t ’s no use fencing any more,” re
plied the squire.
“ Young Pearman was
much struck with Maude at the Xmin-
ster ball, and solicits permission to win
her, if be can.”
"P earm an 1 W h at— the son o f the law
yer 1” cried Mrs. Denison. “ You’ re jok
ing, Harold, s u re ly !
You would never
consent to such a match for a daughter
o f yours.”
“ Listen, N ellie,” replied the squire, sad
ly. “ Pearmau has a henvy mortgage on
the p ro p e rty ; he has bought the best
part o f what has been sold, and Maude's
marriage with his son would once more
consolidate Glinn. Don’ t interrupt m e!”
he exclaimed, in answer to a despairing
gesture o f his w ife s.
I don t say if
things stood with us as they did in the
old times I'd listen to such a proposal
as th is; but, Nellie, if Maude could make
up her mind to it, Glinn would remain
ours, and that would lighten the remain
der o f my time in this world, and yours,
too, w ife mine.”
"N o t unless Maude were happy,” mur
mured the poor mother.
I can fancy the contempt with which
a Belgravian matron might regard Mrs.
Denison’s last remark. A penniless girl
offered wealth, country house, etc., and
her mother maundering about her happi.
ness. Oh, it is too absurd !
( T o be continued.!
H O W T A L L SH O U LD A M A N BEP
I d e n I H e i g h t la S a id t o
I . l t t l e I 'n d e r S I * F e e t .
R ec ru its w h o a re much o ve r six fee t
ta ll a re not d esired fo r the U nited
S tates A rm y . T h e r e a re exceptions, o f
c o u rs e ; but as a ru le men w h o run
much o v e r six fe e t I tick depth o f chest,
and by reason o f Inadequate lun g ca
p a city fa ll below th e a v e ra g e in p ow er
o f endurance.
T h e Ideal h eigh t ror a man, accord
ing to ob serva tio n s fro m a m ilita ry
p oin t o f v iew , Is an Inch and a h alf
under s ix feet. I t does not seem to be
intended by N a tu re th a t th e m ale hu
man an im al shall exceed th is stature,
i f due re g a rd is to be had fo r d evelop
m ent a t a ll points. On the o th er hand,
it is an obvious d isa d v a n ta ge fo r phy
sical e ffectiven ess to be under th e a v e r
age num ber o f inches. A t five fe e t ten
and a h a lf a man a tta in s his best d e
velop m en t o f muscle nnd bone, w ith
h igh est v ita l efficiency.
Just w h a t is th e a v e ra g e h eigh t fo r
a man seems to be not s a tis fa c to rily
O b viou sly, it d iffers la r g e ly
w ith race, w e and the Japanese repre
sen tin g am on g c iv iliz e d peoples the tw o
extrem es. On th e o th er hand, the A m
erica n In d ian s a r e ta lle r than w e are,
and the ab orlgin ea o f P a ta go n ia must
be con sidered tlie lo ftie s t fo lk in the
w o rld . Inasmuch as the men com m only
run o ve r six fe e t in height. W h en the
e a rly Spanish e x p lo re rs described them
as a race o f gia n ts th ey w e re not fa r
fro m th e fact.
E ven in the U n ited States statu re
seems to v a ry con sid era b ly w ith lo ca l
ity . D u rin g th e c iv il w ar. fro m the be
gin n in g to the end o f w hich ou r go v
ern m en t p u t in to th e field and on board
o f figh tin g ships m o re than 2,500,000
men, th e ta lle s t recru its ca/ne fro m
K en tu ck y, a v e ra g in g
fe e t
e igh t and a h a lf Inches.
Kansas. M in
nesota, M issouri. C a lifo rn ia nnd N e v a
da cam e next, In the o rd er given —-all
o f them o ve r five fe e t eight.
Illin o is and M ich igan averaged five fe e t
seven nnd fou r-fifth s Inches, and O h io
and P en n sylvania a tr ifle less. R ecru its
fro m M assachusetts and Connecticut
stood at th e fo o t o f th e list, m easuring
five fe e t six and a h a lf Inches.
A ft e r 50 y e a rs o f age the human
b od y begins to un dergo a p rogressive
N ot o n ly do th e m uscular
tissues lose bulk, but even the bones
l>ecome sm aller. M ean w h ile, there is a
con traction o f th e cartilagin o u s tissue
betw een th e v e rte b ra e o f the backbone,
w h ich causes a loss o f height, a man
o rig in a lly six fe e t ta ll freq u en tly los
in g as much as an inch and a h a lf o f
his statu re by th e tim e he is 70 years
H a p p ie s t
f on p ie
E u rop e.
P rin cess Ire n e and P rin ce H enry, o f
G erm an y, a r e said to be th e happiest
ro ya l cou ple in a ll E urope. T h e ir home
Is a d elig h tfu l, th irteen th cen tu ry c a s t!«
a t K iel.
P rin cess Ire n e has fu rn ished
th e room s In b righ t chintzes and ga y
hangings and has m ade It most m odern
and c o m fo rta b le lookin g. T h e y are sel
dom sep arated fo r any length o f tlm s
and th e ir p erfe c t happiness Is the w on
d er and e n v y o f th e m any discontented
ro ya l couples num bered am on g th e ir ac
More than 450,000,000 picture postal
carda were consigned to the mall la
England laat year.