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B A K E R 'S C R A T E R A C T IV E .
Vapor May Be Seen Riaing From the
Mountain at Tim es.
Bellingham, Wash., Aug.
M O S E R .......................... OR E G O N
EVENTS OF THE DAY
Newsy items Gathered from All
Parts of the World.
Less Im portant but N o t Less Inter
esting Happenings from Points
Outside the State.
The recent heat w ave at St. Louis
has caused 37 deathB.
Excessive heat caused an epidemic
o f murder and suicide in Chicago.
Governor Hughes, o f N ew Y ork , has
returned home fu ll o f praise fo r the
Charles Dakin, a m elter at the Den
ver mint, has been arrested, charged
w ith stealing governm ent gold.
The N iaga ra Falls has claimed an
other victim , a young boy who was
swim m ing in the rive r above the falls.
The reported acquisition o f the New
Y ork Central lines by Harriman would
g iv e him a second transcontinental
The provisional governm ent o f Crete
has sworn allegiance to the king o f
Greece and the powers w ill have to
step in and take charge.
The fire ch ief o f Rosw ell, N . M .,
shot and killed a man accused o f being
an incendiary a fte r he had been fatally
wounded by his antagonist.
Mexican officials say there is no
doubt but that congress w ill g iv e Pres
ident D iaz permission to cross the
border into the United States to v is it
President T a ft, who w ill later return
Corn is suffering in Nebraska from
intense heat and lack o f moisture.
The B ritish house o f commons has
passed the South A frica n confederation
8.— Stor- j
ies o f amoke seen arising from M ou n t;
Baker’ s snow-crowned dome follo w in g
LUM BER C U T HEAVY.
the earthquake in this territo ry last
w in ter do not appear so far-fetched, N ew Milt at Tillam ook Turns Out
5 0 ,0 0 0 Feet P e r Day.
follo w in g the investigations made by
the Maznmas o f vents in the crater o f
Tillam ook— The Tillam ook Lumber
the huge extin ct volcano.
Secretary M anufacturing com pany's new sawm ill
John A . Lee, who returned to this city in this city is turning out 50,000 fe e t
o f lumber daily most o f which is being
today, declares that at a favorable
used fo r building purposes in and
hour in the early m orning he has no around Tillam ook C ity. The company
doubt but tl "'- the vapor could easily was organized by G eorge B. Lamb,
be seen from this city , 50 m iles away, Carl Haberlach, H. T. Botts and Fred
C. Baker, and the sawm ill has an ideal
with a goor pair o f field glasses.
location, being at the head o f n aviga
The “ vents” in the crater appeared
tion and righ t in the heart o f Tillam ook
especially active this year to some o f
county and city. I t took over $40,000
the Mazam aj.
Secretary Lee, how
for its site, buildings and machinery.
ever, who ascended the mountain in
The m ill haB tw o large high-pressure
1900 and again in 1906, concludes that
boilers, tw o engines, large circular
on the whole there is not any increase
sawm ill and a pony m ill, w ith planers,
in the ac tiv ity o f sulphurous gases
box machinery and dry kiln and em
blowing out o f the so-called “ vents.”
ploys about 30 men. I t is en tirely lo
“ The actual crater o f the mountain,”
cal capital at the back o f the new en
said Mr. Lee, “ is that portion lyin g
between the secondary peak and the
Several shipments o f spruce have
main peak. I t is easy to see that the
been sent to Portland on the steamer
peaks origin ally constituted the north
A rgo , which docks at the company’ s
and south sides o f the crater rim . The
warehouse in Hoquarton slough. This
easterly and w esterly sides have been
is as fa r as steamers can go inland in
broken and crumbled away by the ac
Tillam ook county, which is at the
tion o f weather, thus leavin g the v a l
bridge on the road g o in g north. The
ley or so-clalled ‘ saddle’ between in
company has obtained the rights to
boom I gs on tho east side o f the bridge
“ One o f the active vents is situated
in Hoquarton 'dough, where sev* ral
at the easterly end o f this depression,
m illion fe e t o f logs can be stored. A
and the. other at the westerly end. The
cut was made from the slough to the
east vent is apparently by fa r the most
end o f the log slip, the governm ent
active, the w esterly one consisting at
diedge being used fo r that purpose.
this tim e m erely o f cracks and fissures
Tho Pacific R ailw ay & N a vigation com
in the snow and ice through which the
pany w ill run a spur from the depot
vapors escape. The west vent, how
along the w aterfron t o f Tillam ook City,
ever, consists o f a hole extending down
the track running on the north side o f
into the snow to the porus rocks be
the sawm ill and through the company’ s
neath. I t is perhaps 20 to 30 fe e t in
lumber yard. This w ill g iv e the T illa
diameter. The vapor puffs out in ter
mook Lum ber company railroad and
m ittently, risin g up in dense clouds,
shipping fa c ilitie s on its own prop
and the snow is crusted w ith sulphur
erty. The new sawm ill has given the
ricqtosits. I am inclined to believe that
city a steady monthly payroll o f about
most o f the visib le vapor is m erely
$2000, and as soon as the local demand
steam ari-in g from the overheated
for lumber diminishes it w ill be in the
rocks, though the gases sometimes are
m arket fo r export lumber.
IR R IG A T IO N P R O G R E S S E S .
R U LE V A N D E R B IL T L IN E S .
San Diego, Cal., police w ill arrest
women appearing on the strees w ear W izard o f Wall S treet Has Option on
C ontrol o f System.
N ew Y ork, Aug. 18.— The elim in a
Mexican officials deny the report
that Porfirio Diaz, son o f the president, tion o f the Vanderbilts fre.n N e w York
has been assassinated.
Central lines and the complete ascend
Seven men and three women were ency o f Edward H. Harriman in the
mangled by an explosion o f natural control o f more than 12,000 m iles o f
gas at Cleveland, Ohio.
railroad comprised in that system is
The reports that Abdul Hamid, ex declared to be the next im portant move
sultan o f Turkey, is dangerously ill,
in the railw ay world.
are denied at Constantinople.
I t is reported on what seems to be
Harrim an has secured control o f the
good authority that the Harriman back
Vanderbilt system, thereby
ers have secured an option on the g re a t
about 12,000 m iles to his lines.
er portion, i f not all, o f the Vanderbilt
K ie fe r , Oklahoma, bank robbers sur holdings and w ill soon close a deal in
prised at th eir work, killed the city the interest o f tips “ Napoleon” o f the
marshal and fa ta lly wounded the cash railw ay world. The option which has
been obtained, it is stated, is on $50,-
Prince A lb e rt Leopold, heir to the 000,000 worth o f N ew York Central,
Belgian throne, has just returned from which is to be purchased for Mr. H a r
the Congo and says conditions are sat riman at $150 a share.
The last report o f the Union Pacific
road shows that it has in its treasury
An earthquake has been recorded by $14,000,000 worth o f N ew Y ork Cen
the instruments in the weather bureau tral securities and it is gen erally be
a t Washington. The origin was e sti lieved that Mr. Harrim an and a fe w o f
mated at about 2,500 m iles distant in his friends have large personal holdings
C aliforn ia or M exico.
o f N ew York Central securities.
The total capitalization o f the N ew
A ll records fo r attendance are being
York Central is $178,632,000 and it is
broken at the Seattle fa ir .;
understood that the option, i f exper-
Moorish tribesmen make almost con cised, w ill g iv e Mr. Harriman and his
stant attacks on the Spanish forts.
friends absolute control o f the com
The uncertainty o f the wheat market pany. This carries w ith it the control
w ill cause storage o f much o f the Cali o f the W est Shore and practical con
trol, though not by stock ownership, of
all roads in the N ew York Central lines
There is serious difference between
G reat B ritain and her colonies on the
Germ ans Fight Yankees.
The Rock Island railroad has placed
Paris, Aug. 18. — A dispatch from
an order fo r 5,000 fre ig h t cars and 50 P ort au Prince, lla y ti, says that a
group o f Germans who for years have
The powers w ill send a fleet to Crete monopolized the commerce o f that
to force the removal o f the Greek flag country, are conducting a violen t cam
paign against the Am erican bankers
and prevent a Turkish attack.
who art> negotiating for a railroad sys
A storm in Chicago caused three tem in lla y ti.
Germans control the
deaths by drowning and a number o f newspapers o f the country,
injuries. The property loss is heavy. print strongly worded articles against
An explosion on a Russian submarine the Am ericans and predict the annexa
boat caused injury to 14 men, one fa tion o f lla y ti by the United Slates.
tally. The vessel was Am erican built. The Germans fe a r that i f the railroad
is built it w ill end their monopoly.
M illionaire Bradbury, o f San R afael,
Cal., sentenced to serve a term in the
Sw edish Strike Dwindles.
penitentiary fo r perjury, has received
Stockholm Aug. 18.— The police to
a reprieve, bput w ill have to serve 30
day prohibited a great demonstration
days in the county ja il.
arranged by the strikers. The attem pt
The shah o f Persia is married. He to force the agricultural workers to
is 11 years old.
strike and to refuse to harvest the crop
There are rumblings o f a revolution has p roven a failure.
ors are appealing to the m ilitary g o v
in Northern M exico.
A hot wave in London has been the ernor o f the city fo r permission to sup
ply liquors to guests who take substan
cause o f many deaths.
tial meals in their places, on the ground
W holesale executions and fighing
that the prohibition against such serv
have been renewed at Barcelona.
ice is seriously atTecting th eir tourist
Thaw has been given a few days' trade. A ll the newspapers are now
respite before returning to the insane appearing as usual.
Sh'p N eeded at Inquiry.
Alm ost the entire town o f Milton.,
D el., has been destroyed by fire. The
V allejo, Cal., Aug. 18.- The N avy
loss w ill reach $100,000.
department having failed to issue or
Johnson P orter says there Is room ders tem porarily detaching from the
along the Deschutes for two railroads, cruiser South Dakota Lieutenant Com
mander H. O. Stickney and Lieutenant
each having double tracks.
J. 0 . Fisher, who are members o f the
Greece w ill ask the advice o f the
beard o f inquiry into charges o f a l
powers before answering the last note
leged inefficiency against Edward K av-
o f Turkey on the C rete affair.
anaugh, it is expected the South Da
Mrs. Parkhurst, the English suffrag kota, on her return to Seattle, w ill be
ette leader, w ill soon v is it the Uniteid ordered tn return to Mare Island to
States and deliver a sreies o f lectures. complete the inquiry.
R iotin g has occurred at Stockholm.
Bogus Cash M ade Abroad.
Sweden, in connection with the strike.
Philadelphia, Aug. 18.-—W ith the
Dynam ite has been used to blow up
arrest o f Guiseppe Spies, o f N ew
York, secret service operators believe
M inster Wu, o f China, has been re they have unearthed an unusual coun
te rfe itin g plot. Spies is alleged to be
in b ague with a band o f counterfeiters
W illian K . Payne., son o f the house
who have their plant in Italy, manu
leader, has been appointed deputy assis
facturing Am erican silver certificates.
tant attorney general at a salary o f
He was held today under $2,000 bail
$6,000 a year.
fo r the September grand jury.
The earnings o f the Northern Pacific
show an increase o f *250,000 over last
Nebraska H ecord t Broken.
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 18.— A ll local
An Evanston, III., tailor has had a hot weather records fo r this year were
diamond set in the nail o f his little broken yesterday, when the weather
bureau reported a temperature o f 103.
Suffering has been intense.
Chinn has sent a nots to Japan in have been no rains in this section for
which the mikado's policy regarding tw o weeks and reports from the coun
the railroad rights is callad unjustified try are that the corn crop has already
been seriously damaged.
H UG E FAR M P R O F IT .
Gain is Ten Tim es Annual Rental for
W illam ette Valley Ranch.
Alb an y— A . C. Arm strong, a farm er
residing four miles northwest o f Plain-
v iew and 10 miles southeast o f Albany,
w ill realize a profit o f $4,800 on 120
acres o f vetch he threshed last week.
Incidentally he w ill clear up about $6,-
000 this year on a farm o f 400 acres,
for which he pays an annual rental o f
$600. Some other Linn county farm
ers a re tlo in g almost as w ell, and farm
ing in the W illam ette valley is paying
better this year than fo r many years.
Arm stron g had 140 acres in vetch
this year. He mowed 20 acres o f it,
and a fte r storing his barns full o f loose
hay for his w in ter’s supply had enough
le ft over from the 20 acres to bale 20
tonB, which is worth $13 a ton.
vetch on the rem aining 120 acres was
threshed fo r seed by the thresher and
cleaner o f Parker Bros., and Arm strong
had 70 tons of threshed and cleaned
vetch seed from his 120 acres. Th is is
worth four cents a pound in the present
m arket and a fte r Arm strong pays all
expenses o f threshing, cleaning, etc.,
he w ill realize a net profit o f $4,800 on
the vetch seed alone, to say nothing o f
the vetch hay he baled.
In addition to his 140 acres in vetch,
Arm strong has 200 acres in spring oats,
which is in splendid condition and w ill
doubtless return a b ig yield and g iv e
him an additional profit o f several hun
dred dollars fo r the past y e a r’s work.
Author of T h e Count at Harvard,” etc.
Copyright, 1008, by J. B. Lippincott Company.
C H A P T E R V.
Three days paused before anything fur
ther happened to disturb my equanimity
i f mind, and I was getting back to my
iccustomed serene outlook on the beach
when at dinner I found a tiny note lying
it my plate. Charles frequently stopped
it the Penguin Club on his way from
marketing, to see if by chance any mail
had lodged thpre for ine. This time he
had discovered the diminutive
iforesaid tucked into the box that was
reserved for me, and which usually con
tained only the daily papers. The en
velope was square and of a delicate shade
between violet and gray, and my name
was written on it in a fine, bold hand.
Inside was a single sheet:
“ My Dear Mr. Pirate or Hermit (which
ever you are) :
“ I shall visit the Ship Friday after
noon— when the tide is low.”
There was no namp, not even a bare
I looked at my calendar— I was apt to
forget the days of the week— and found
that it wfii already Friday. 1 folded up
the note and put It In my pocket, hardly
knowing whether to be vexed or pleased.
The truth of tho matter ia that I found
Big Deal in Fruit Land.
M l»» Graham'« la»t visit disconcerting.
Hood R iv e r— A large land deal has It seemed absurd, but ahe had in »ome
just been consummated here by the arrange manner changed tho tone of the
purchase by J. E. Robertson, A le x S. beach. Instead of being u place for calm,
Reed and J. M. Culbertson, local cap solitary musing. It had asaumed the as
italists, o f 800 acres o f unimproved pect of a «pot made for company. I had
fru it land from the Stanley-Sm ith never before folt the need of pointing out
Lumber company. The tract, which is the pink shade« of the »and« and the
golden crest« of tho rolling comber«, nor
considered one o f the best in the val
of requiring another’s admiration of the
ley, is situated six m iles w est o f the circling gull». Now 1 did, and the result
city, and sold fo r $57 an acre. I t is was that the more beautiful the beach,
the intention o f the purchasers to cut the more restless was I, and this did not
it up in small tracts. A large spring, suit me at all. I was not so dull as to
Big T ra ct Being Placed Under W ater which has been mentioned as possible miss the cause of this change, and that
for a w ater supply fo r the city, is s it was the reason why the note both vexed
In Rogue River Valley.
uated on the land.
and pleased me.
I was vexed that I
Grants Pass—Construction o f the
should be glad, and yet glad that I was
g ra v ity canal and high line irrigation
the way of being further vexed.
Liberal Fund fo r Roads.
ditches which are to bring w ater from
I looked at the barometer after din
Marshfield— N ever before in the his
Rogue riv e r to the arid lands in and
ner: it was falling.
I glanced nt the
Grants Pass is progressing tory o f Coos county has there been such sky: It was still a deep, dome-like blue,
rapidly. The most difficult portion o f extensive road building work as is in but there were cloil'is stealing across it
For new roads that betokened storm. The wind was
the g ra v ity canal, that near the power progress this summer.
dam, was attacked w ith tw o powerful and improvements a total o f over $110,- eering into the northeast; we might
hydraulic giants. By this method the 000 is being expended. In many cases have bad weather at a moment’s notice.
At the appointed time I went up the
cemented ground and huge boulders the property owners by their own vote
were easily removed.
The g ra v ity have brought about a special assess beach and clambered aboard the ship.
canal is 12 fe e t w ide at the bottom, 18 ment fo r road work. The ranchers not There was no one on hoard. I descend
only favor good local roads, but also ed into the cabin; that was empty. I
fe e t at the top and 5 fe e t deep.
T w o high line ditches have been con advocate strongly the building o f a climbed the stairs, and. coming ngaln on
leek, saw Miss Graham starting across
structed, one on each side o f the river. thoroughfare from Coos bay to Rose-
the causeway. It was low tide, and the
These w ill irrig a te all o f Grants Tass burg, over which fast passenger travel
path was above water, covered
and much o f
the country adjacent can be made.
shells and barnacles.
I threw over a
to this city. The south bank ditch
rope-ladder that I had made and hung at
Sand Island Is Gold Mine.
w ill reach and cover the orchards and
the side, and helped her on boarl. She
The D alles— T w o notices o f location had on a soft, white lace hat that drop
farmB o f tho Fruitdale district. Money
fo r the undertaking was en tirely sup-
ped at the edges and looked delightfully
County Clerk A n gle. The claim s are summery. Her gown was white; indeed,
lied from Grants Pass.
located on an island near the mouth o f the only color she wore was a gold chain
Will Visit H ood River.
the Deschutes rive r.
Hugh R itchie and locket that hung low about her neck.
Hood R iv er— Several hundred o f the files on 20 acres in the name o f the Red She pointed proudly to her »tout tan
most prominent residents o f the a g ri W in g Placer M ining claim, and Emma walking shoes.
cultural colleges and experim ent sta S. Ward files on 10 acres in the name
" I am wiser to-day,” she said; ‘‘much
tions o f the United States, accompanied o f the Columbia placer claim . The more of a sea-woman.”
by th eir wives, w ill v is it Hood R iv er island contains 60 acres during low
I had thought once before that I hat
valley, August. 21. The party w ill water. Mr. R itch ie asserts that his tasted fully the sense of exploration of
leave Portland by special train and w ill claim assays 50 cents gold to the yard. the Ship, but now I found that I haJ
not. Like two inquisitive children play
be m et at Hood R iv er w ith automobiles
ing at being explorers, we ransacked
and carriages and he given a drive over
Land Used fo r 55 Y ea rs.
every corner of the cabin, thumping the
the valley to witness the splendor o f
Cottage Grove— Threshing has begun
Hood R iv e r's o-chnrds. It is planned in fa ll blast in the v ic in ity o f Cottage boards for secret hiding-places, peering
into the dim recesses of the bunks. She
to Serve the guests w ith a genuine
Grove, the grain yields in some cases opened the brass-bound chest.
Hood R iv e r luncheon, in which the exceeding the expectations
o f the was nothing found In It?” she asked.
famous Gravensteins w ill form a prom farm ers. A field belonging to F elix
inent part on the menu. The distin Currin, four and one-lmlf m iles east of
“ It seems a shame. How are we ever
guished visitors w ill be guests o f the this place, that has been in crops suc to find the clue If not in the chest?"
Comtnerical club w h ile in the Apple cessfully fo r 55 years, w ill y ield 30
“ W e must look for It out of doors,” I
bushels to the acre in wheat o f excel •aid. "Perhaps if we wish hard enough,
lent quality. Other farm ers expect the spirits of the old rovers will come
G overn or N it r e s D elegates.
the same average.
Salem — D elegates to the first Na
So I took cushions that lay with my
tional Conservation congress to be held
painting things and made her a seat on
at the auditorium o f the Alaska-Yukon-
PO RTLAND M ARKETS.
deck, and I lighted my pip*, and told her
Pacific exposition, Seattle, August 26,
all 1 had dreamed about the Ship, and
27 and 28 have been appointed by G ov
W h eat— Bluestem, 93c; club, 88c; bow I was sure, if we only had sufficient
ernor Benson as fo llo w s : J. N. Teal, Red Ruessian, 86>£c; valley, 8 9)$c; faith, that a man would come out of the
chairman Oregon Conservation com Turkey red, 88c; forty-fo ld , 89>sc.
sea to sail her again and bring her as
mission, Portland: Edward H. M c A l
B arley— Feed, $3 6 per ton; brewing, fine adventures as any she had known.
lister, dean o f the School o f Engirmer- $27.
"H ow different you are from most of
the men l have m et'” she said. “ Now,
ing. U n iversity o f Oregon, Eugene;
Oats— $28(o 29 per ton.
you seem quite in your setting. It al
G eorge M. Cornwall, editor Pacific
H ay— -Timothy, W iila m ete valley,
Tim berm an, Portlan d; W . K . N ew ell, $12(016 per tot.; Eastern Oregon $17(o most makes me doubt that I'm only six
hours from town.”
member state board o f •horticulture, 18; mixed, $15.50(<t16.60;
a lfa lfa ,
“ You're not, you're a thousand miles
Gaston; and E. W . W r ght, editorial $13.50; clover, $11@13; cheat, $13
from town, tn another world, in another
w riter, Portland.
sphere. W e don't talk the language of
Grain bags— 5 >ic each.
town out here on the Ship; we talk a
C ar Com pany Incorporated.
B utter— C ity cream ery, extras, 31 >..c different tongue.”
Salem — A m illion dollar corporation, per pound; fancy outside cream ery,
She shifted so that «he could look over
to be known as the Pacific Car & Foun 27}s((i31 l ac ; store, 21(d’22c.
Butter the sea, her chin still propped in her
dry company, to have its principal fa t prices average l \ c per pound under hand. “ Talk that tongue,” she said In
offices at Portland, has fib d articles o f regular butter prices.
that little tone of command peculiar to
incor|>oration with the secretary o f
E g g s — Oregon ranch, candled, 27C>i her.
state. Full power is given the new en 2 7 S c per dozen.
I talked of the sea and ships, of treas
terprise to purchase and acquire the j F ou ltry— Hens, 15c; springs, 16?*(it ures hidden under the waves, of derelicts
necessary property and equipment to 16cperpound; roosters, 9(<t 10c; ducks, that floated for years
mine and extract ore, to manufacture young. 12S<"13 c ; geese, young, 10f<i sighted, of the Ancient Mariner and the
iron, steel and manngunese articles and i 11; turkeys, 20c; squabs, $1.75(d2 per Flying Dutchman and all the thousand
and one legends of ghost ships and their
to engage in contracting engineering, I dozen.
crews. Meanwhile I watched her, took
bridge building and general work o f a
Pork— Fancy. 11(011 % c per pound.
in the dreamy lustre of her eyes— gray
character such a p roject is required to ! V e a l— Extra, 9H(<£10c per pound.
that shaded to blue— the soft brown color
Fruits— Apples, $1(02.25 per box; of her cheeks and brow, the curling gold
pears, $1.50(0*2; peaches, 75c(o$1.50 of her hair beneath her big white hat,
Eugene G ives' M o re M oney.
per cra te; cantaloupes, $1.75(o2.50; and the delicate little hand that pillowed
Eugene The third day o f the active plums, 35(u75e per box; watermelons, her chin. I noted the locket, oval and
canvass fo r funds fo r the railw ay from 1 *4(o I S c per pound;
blackberries, flat, with her Initials B. G. Intertwined,
Eugene to the Pacific coast resulted in $1.60(o 1.75 per crate.
and the heavy gold links of the chain
a total o f $3000.
T h e work o f tho . Potatoes— 75c(o$l per sack; sweet that softly atirred with her even breaths.
.She was a child listening to world-old
three da>s has amounted to $12,000 [ potatoes, 3 S c per pound.
stories, but I knew she was also a woman
and the co lim ittees are gratified wtih
Onions— $1.25 per sack.
who had come to change Alastair.
the progress that has been made.
V egetables— Beans, 4(o5e per pound;
I stopped, and for a time we both sat
Those in charge do not doubt that the I cabbage, 1(01 S c ; cauliflower, 4bc(d$l
$150,000 required w ill be raised.
The per dozen; celery, 5 0 c (o $ l; corn, 15(o silent, while the benediction of that glo
rious afternoon rested upon our spirits.
plan to build to the eoast and then con 20c; cucmubers, 15(o20c; onions, 1 2 S
There seemed no limitation to the world.
nect w ith C *i s bay by a cosst line is j mi 15c; peas, 7c per pound; radishes, The sea stretched out far past the Shift
receivin g good support here.
15c per dozen; tomatoes, $l(o 1.35 per ing Shoal and melted into the sky, and
that in turn rose immeasurably high.
Elmira Will A'd Rc?d.
H ops— 1909 contracts, 21c per pound; Only the white clouds flecked the deep
Eugene— The citizens o f Eugene*
1908 crop, 14(015c; 1907 crop, 11c; blue, casting patches of lbade. silver-
who went to E lm ira in the interest o f
tipped, upon the waves, and that gave
1906 crop, 8c.
the Eugene & Western rnilw ay w ere |
W o o l— Eastern Oregon, 16(*i23c per us the lure of contrast.
w ell received by the people o f that lo
Barbara looked up— I think It was
pound; valley, 23 m i 25 c ; mohair, choice,
cality, and several thousand dollars in
then that I first called her Barbara to
money was promised the promoters o f
myaelf— and over at me.
C attle— Steers, top, $4.50; fa ir to
the road i f it should go through or
"The world itself la no much more
good, $4(04.25; common, $3.75(04;
near Elmira. Labor and suppiies were
wonderful than anything It contains, and
also promised by citizens who are anx
the beauty of it all so much greater than
3.25; common to medium. $2.50(02.76:
ious to secure the road.
any single beauty. Isn't It?”
calves, top, $5(o5.50; heavy, $3.50(04;
I could not agree, looking Into her
C ro p Outlook Prom ising.
bulls and stags, $2.75(03.25.
deep, aertoua eye», so I held my peace.
Portland A fine outlook fo r crops
Sheep— Top wethers, $4(04.25; fa ir
“ Why la It, I wonder, that we only
through W estern and Southern Oregon to good. $3 50(03.75; ewes. S® less think theee things, only really lire, to
ia evident, according to General Man on all grades; yearlings, besL $4; fa ir rarely r
ager J P. O 'B rien o f the Harriman to good, $3.50(03.75; spring lambs,
There was something in her words that
lines, who has returned from a w eek's $5.25(05.50.
made me hope: they seemed to say that
inspection trip over the west side line,
Hoga— Best, $8.75; fa ir to good. $8 sba had often felt thus.
the Woodburn Natron line and the C or mi 'S.50: stockers, $6 mi 7; China fats, I
“On* exists so much, but lives so llt-
vallis A Eastern.
U%” I said, “ but I coaid Imagine circum
A ll rlfhta reserved.
stances when one would be alwaya fir
Her eyes changed, the depths in them
vanished, there lay only the surface light
that mocked me.
“ One?” ehe echoed.
“ Two,” I answered. The moment of
thought was over; she had changed aa
swiftly as the shadow of one of those
clouds flying beneath the sun.
“ You are a great dreamer,” ehe said.
‘‘Are you also a man of action, I won
‘‘Give me the chance.”
"G ive you the chance? Men of action
don’t wait for the chance ; they make it.”
" I f I were Canute, I would order the
tide to come In.”
The red blood flushed her cheeks, her
eyelids dropped. I forget everything but
the picture that she made— the loveliest
picture that I had ever eeen or dreamed.
Next moment she sprang up. “ But
the tide is still out,” she said, "and all
your wishes wifi not bring it in. I must
lie poing home.”
I wns up and standing beside her, lean
ing on the bulwark. “ But you will come
You’ll come again to the Ship
und take tea with me, or take supper on
the Ship? When wifi it be?”
“ W a it; not for a day or two.”
She crossed the deck, and, drawing out
a small handkerchief, held it to the
“ The wind is from the northeast,” she
said. “ Thqt means a storm. W e may
have to wait many days.”
“ Several, not many,” I answered.
She gave a little c ry ; the handkerchief
had blown from her band and over to the
‘‘Get it for me," she said.
The inland sea was lo w ; I recovered
the handkerchief and came back, to And
her half way across the causeway.
"Thank you. This Is the second way
you devised of leaving the ehip on foot.”
“ But it's not the best way,” I answered.
I went with her to the great gate of
the club and said good night.
“ O h !” said she. "W e forgot and left
the cushions lying on the deck. It may
rain.' A good sailor should make things
" I wifi,” I assured her.
A storm was certainly coming; It sang
in the boughs of the pines as I hurried
through them, it grew in the gathering
clouds that hid the beach, It roared in
the loud wave« that threw themselves on
I crossed the mussel-backed path, and
climbed on the ship. As I picked up the
cushions something slid from them on to
the deck. It was a locket, the locket ehe
had worn on the chain about her neck,
and it lay open, face upward, looking at
me. I saw a small, round photograph of
C H A P T E R VI.
There was no mistaking those fea
tures: they belonged as unquestionably
to the man in tweeds as did the locket to
Barbara Graham. Moreover, the photo
graph did him justice, and showed an ex
tremely preposessing, slightly smiling
face, and that I considered added insult
to the Injury.
I snapped the locket together and put
it In my breast pocket; then I hurled the
cushions down the cabin-steps,
over the hatches, and left the Ship. I
was in a very different humor from that
of an hour before.
All the way down the beach I pondered
the matter. How came the locket to
have dropped from the chain, how came
it to hare fallen open when the catch
seemed so strong? But these were petty,
trivial questions, the merest introductions
to the great, all-absorbing question— how
came Rodney Islip'a picture there?
Alas, there seemed only one plausible
explanation, and I remembered the slight
air of proprietorship, the amused smile
as though at some hidden joke, that had
struck me when Islip had come upon ue
drinking tea. So they were in all like
lihood to be married, and I a poor joke
that had been batted back and forth like
a shuttlecock between them. I tried to
laugh aa one should who sees a clown,
head In air, stumble over a broomstick,
but the laugh was not even a passable
The storm was coming, and I was glad
of it. I wanted no more of this fine
weather when a man was led to lapse Into
rose-colored dreams snd fancy himself a
prince with the world as his realm.
The rain began to spin against my
face. The storm wae coming fast, and
the waves barked angrily at my feet, like
iiounds yelping. But I would not run, I
would not even turn up my coat-collar to
keep off the w e t; I would walk stolidly
and let myself be soaked, for the poor-
muddle-bralned Idiot that I was.
But what of her? Barbara Graham
looked to me like a consummate flirt,
playing with me when she was a trifle
weary of the company of her accredited
admirer. I knew that women sometimes
did such things: I did not consider that
she waa the worst of her sex, but merely a
strftlng Instance of the sex’s Insincerity.
Yet she had looked like a child, as guile
less as a maid in short skirts and braid
ed hair, when she had watched the sea,
and then I remembered those sudden
flashing changes when the imp of subtle
mischief had danced in her blue-gray
eyes. She was just a bundle of mischief,
to whom a new man waa simply so much
sport. Yet I envied Islip with all the
strength of my heart, which shows how
strangely inconsistent I had grown.
Charles had foreseen the storm and
had made things tight about the cottage;
moreover, he had built a fire in the liv
ing-room. which was also the dining-room,
to take the chill out of the rapidly damp
ening air. Ordinarily, I would have been
glad to get in and change into dry clothes
and stand In front of the fire, snug and
comfortable, bnt now I waa as much out
of aorta as though the cottage had been
a house of cards and had suddenly tum
bled down about my head.
Poor Charles 1 He was soon to feel
the rawness of my temper. I had no
sooner ciosed the door than I called to
him to get into his oilskins and go to
McCnllom'a with an order to him to have
my horse at the back door by 8.
"Yea. Mr. Felix," mid Charlee. “ It’a
going to Jte a bad night, air, asking your
"I'm going to the
Charlea,” I answered, "and I don't enre
If the hanvtna (nil an the way."
“ Tea. sir, very good, s ir ;" and Charles
departed, wondering, doubtless, at the
strange new master be had found. He
knew what I thought of the Penguin.
I changed into my storm clothes—•
heavy riding breeches, with a
jacket that buttoned up to my chin. I
put the locket in a little pasteboard box
and placed It In an Inside pocket. Doubt
less Miss Graham valued that small gold
oval triuket with her monogram woven
on the outside and her lover ensconced
inside, and she should not have to wait
until the storm passed to learn that she
had not lost It. It would do no harm
for her to be disturbed for a few hours;
then I would end it.
Charles came back and said that Nero
would be around at 8. I had supper in
silent state, and then sank into gloomy
thought before the tire. Confound me
for being such a simple, gullible fool, I
who had scarcely laid eyes on a woman
before at Alastair! That was the trou
ble with the affair. In town I should
have been prepared, properly gyved and
breast-plated, but here she hail come up
on me in my own natural wilderness, on
my own simple beach, in my Ship of day
dreams, where everything was «a free
and open as the sea.
Charles eyed nte askance aa I pulled
my oilskin hat about my ears and vault
ed upon Nero Even the poor beast must
have looked at me suspiciously, for this
was no night for riding on any simple
errand. I must be the bearer or tidings,
a figure stepped out of a rough and-tutu-
ble »tory. Ilad I only known how that
night was to carry me far afield, and
how that ride be the first swift gallop in
to a strange and swirling enterprise!
The pines ahot their water into my
face aa I galloped along the narrow road.
The sandy footing gave now and again,
and I had to let Nero’s instinct save us
fiom foundering in the bogs which the
heavy rain was making of the country.
The night was black as pitch ; the wind,
risen to a hurricane, screeched through
the forest In s thousand varied voices,
each more harsh and ominous than the
last. Several times, riding out from the
middle of the road, wet branches driven
by the gale flung themselves against me
and almost thudded me from my horse.
I crouched low, bending forward for safe
ty and that I might peer into the murky
blackness of the road.
Nero stumbled snd I almost pitched over
The lights at the gate of the club were
out; they were evidently not expecting
visitors. I rode Nero to the stables, left
him with a groom, and strode into the
club's main hall. I must have presented
a sorry spectacle;
leather Jacket, my riding-breeches and
hoots, all soaked and running with water,
my hair and face dripping when I took
off my oilskin hat that buckled under my
“ Take ray nanie to. Miss Graham,” I
said to the clerk at the desk, and he rec
ognized me and sent a buttons to find
“ Miss Graham Is in the sun-parlor on
the porch to the right of the main-door,”
reported the buttons, "and says she will
see you there.”
(T o be continued.)
L A U G H L IN S A R T .
D o m es tic C risis
N o t H lch
M »ile H er l*re«l,
and Fam ous.
‘‘And what,” asked the guest, a fter
the first excitement of meeting was
over, and the tw o old friends had set
tled down for a "good talk,” ‘‘and
what has become o f M ary Iatughlin?
Is she still ns wonderful ns ever?”
" A hundred times more so,” her hos
tess answered, promptly.
"W h a t Is she doing?
Has she be
come a famous artist, as you e x a c t
ed? The last thing that I heard defi
nitely wns that Rhe took the first prize
at the academy, and you looked for
great things from her.”
The other woman smiled the slow
smile o f one whose thought wnuders
back through memorled years.
“ M ary Laughlln Is greater than we
ever drenmed," site said.
“ F or
years she has been painting dinner»
cards and favors.”
‘'Fainting dinner cards?”
‘‘They are exquisite dinner cnrds,k
the friend declared, whimsically. “ They
are all the rage.”
“ But dinner cards! Helen Andrews,
what do you mean?”
" I mean,” M ary’s friend said, gent
ly now, “ that M ary has proved herself
greater than her art. The year that
she was to go abroad her sister's hus
band died, leaving her with no means
and four little children. She could not
support them and care for them too,
so M ary came to the rescue. T o make
name and reputation great enough to
support them by paintings would have
taken years, and money was needed at
Bo she began
They are all living together, as they
have fo r seven years.
“ But— her genius!” the other woman
cried. “ W hat a cruel sacrifice!"
M ary’s friend smiled again. “ W alt
until you see Mary,” she said.
They saw Mary a fe w days later.
From being an Impulsive girl, she had
grown into a woman, strong, poised,
self-reliant. Joyous. That she had had
her battles no one could doubt, but
the completeness o f her victory was
shown by her generous, unenvlous rec
ognition o f the successes o f her old
comrades at the academy. Bhe talked
much o f them—o f the one who had won
fame ns a portrait painter, o f the two
who had become well-known Illustra
tors and o f many others. And all the
tim e she talked the guest was conscious
o f the exquisite atmosphere o f the sim
ple little home. Bhe had not meant to
speak o f It, but the question came In
spite o f herself.
“ Don't you ever long for It— the
M ary Laugblln's steady eyes met hem
“ I was narrow." she Bald. “ I thought
art was the one thing tn the world.
I was In danger o f missing— woman
hood. I am not only content, but glad.”
On the w ay home the guest broke the
silence but once.
“ You are right— your M ary Laugh
lln la great," she said.— Youth’s Com
l .u t
Bhe— And do you believe that a wom
an always turns to the last page first
when she picks up a book? He— W ell,
I have no reason to doubt It. I know
It In the nature o f the fa ir sex to want
the last work.— Pick Me-Cp.
Reeking and blundering are ao fa*
good that It Is by seeking and b,anger
ing that we learn.— Goethe