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Twelve Bigg st Breakfast Food Mak
ers May Combine.
Issued tack frM a r
EVENTS OFTHE DAY
Newsy Items Gathered from All
Parts ol the World.
'.at* Important but Not Less Inter
esting Happenings from Points
Outside the State.
CEREAL TRUST FORMING.
in Paris are being shot on
Nine bodies in all have come ashore
from the wreck of the Czarina in Coos
A schooner was driven ashore in an
Atlantic gale and her crew o f 14 are
All kinds of Oregon lumber have ad
vanced heavily in price in California
In the coming English parliament
the Liberals will have 274 and the Un
Thirty-one men were killed and
many others injured by a mine explo
sion in Kentucky.
President Tatt has pardoned a full-
blood llmal ilia Indian chief who was
serving a life sentence at McNeil's Is
land, Washington, for murder.
A big cereal trust is being formed
to include all the principal breakfast
food factories, and it is thought many
large flour mills will also join it.
Cattle on Eastern Oregon ranges are
too weak to be driven to where they
can be fed, and in some cases are being
offered for sale at $6 per head.
The United States Court of Appeals
has decided that a Jap is neither a
white man nor an A fric in, and there
fore can not become an American citi-
A fter going four days without meat,
• Chicago sign-painter bought a huge
beefsteak, cooked it himself, Bnd be
gan eating so ravenously that he chok
ed to death on almost the first mouth
It is rumored that the stork will vis
it the royal house o f Spain in May.
Henry W. Taft, brother of the pres
ident, is dangerously ill with erysipe
A big fight is expected on the postal
savings banks bill and opponents say it
will not pass.
An observer at Cambridge says the
new comet, known as Comet A, 1910,
is traveling from the earth at the rate
o f 41 miles per second.
Ejection o f a civilian from a m ili
tary ball at Charleston navy yard has
resulted in a court martial, and the
trial is arousing great interest.
By changing checks on an old valise
and a trunk containing $10,000 worth
o f gems and jewelry, two clever
thieves got away with the latter.
Large quantities of strychnine have
been found in the stomach of Million
aire Swope, of Kansas City, who died
,recently under peculiar circumstances.
The Postal department is consider
ing the payment of back salaries due
to postmasters in Oregon, and pi rhaps
other states, amounting to many thous
ands of dollars, and covering a period
of over 45 years.
Orville W right’s record of an aero
plane flight with passengers, one hour
37 minutes, wan broken at Mourme
Ion, France by Efitoff, who remained
in the air one hour and 60 minutes,
and by Vandenbern, who remained in
the air one hour and 42 minutes.
Rome is threatened with floods simi
lar to those in France.
It is believed the chances of the irri
gation bill in congress are improving.
Boise is to'have a thorough invesiga-
tion into the high prices of necessities.
The coroner’s jury on the Czarina
wreck did not fix the blame on any
Three Seattle policemen have been
arreated, charged with levying black
Chicago, Feb. 2 — The hungry pub
lic, turning from prohibitive meat and
other foodstuffs to cereals, is apparent
APPLE P R O F IT S GREAT.
ly in for another hard shock, as there
is every indication that a great com Former Mail Carrier Extols Life of
bine in cereals is on the verge o f com
Portland— One o f the most interest
pletion to be followed immediately by
a general boost in prices. Snowballs ing addresses delivered before Portland
and sand Beem about the only things Apple Growers’ association was given
by I. A. Mason, a prominent Hood
left that cannot be cornered.
The subject was
Advices from Minneapolis today and River orchardist.
tonight are to the effect that a great ‘ T h e Apple from Start to Finish,’ ’ the
holding company is forming to take speaker giving the large audience pres
over several o f the largest cereal fac ent a clear, concise story of apple pro
tories in the United State— in short, to duction from the practical standpoint.
PerhapB the most interesting part of
form a trust in breakfast foods.
cording to these reports, these com Mr. Mason’s address was that in which
panies probably would be in the com he gave exact figures on the proceeds
from an Oregon apple orchard.
Hood River orchard he hai just two
Northwestern Cereal corporation.
varieties, Newtown Pippin and Spitz-
Minneapolis Cereal & Milling Co.
enberg. In 1906 hiB receipts from the
Fruen Wheat Food & Milling Co.
Spitzenbergs were $835 art acre, and
Minne-Paul Cereal & Milling Co.
Malta Vita Food Co., Battle Creek. from the Newtowms $750 an acre. This
was the only year, he said, in which
Pettijohn Pure Food Co.
All Iowa plants of the United Cereal the Spitzenbergs brought larger returns
than the other variety. In 1907 tbe
It is further declared that in addi average returns were $250 an acre; in
tion to these concerns, seven white H08, $1, 00 an acre, and in 1909, $500
flour mills in the territory adjacent to an acre. This year bis trees are 43
Minneapolis would be in the merger years old.
“ These figures are exact and not col
and that there was a possibility that
two of the large baking concerns of ored in any way,” said Mr. Mason.
“ It will be seen that my orchard has
Minneapolis also would be included.
Thomas W. Hicks, o f the National brought me in groes receipts o f $700
an acre as an average for five years.
Financing Company, said today :
“ There 12 cereal-producing firms in All expense o f maintenance amounted
this country, where one holding com to about $200 an acre, leaving a net
pany could handle the entire output, j profit of $500 an acre.
“ This, o f course, is paving 10 p«r
We seek at present to combine these]
12 firms and avoid the throat-cutting] cent on a valuation o f $5,000 an acre.
which has been going on for years and ; It looks big, but it is nothing more
which has caused many failures. For than any young man who gets hold of a
instance, Battle Creek, Mich., which good piece of Oregon apple land can do.
has been the center of cereal-produc It can be done in the Willaimette val
ing, has been the victim of 42 failures ley. I f you willl only select the right
land, plant the best varieties and give
in three years.
“ The way things are going at pres them proper attention.
"Y o u will notice that my orchard
ent, the cereal output is a losing prop
osition for the food companies. It is a brought in only $500 Bn acre last year.
continual fight for contracts and the This, I believe, was because the crop
result is that the jobber is the only one was so heavy the year before. The ex
traordinary cold snap o f last winter
who makes the big money.
a ll i co itributed to it. But I want to
say right now that this year gives
LUMBER PRICES ADVANCE.
every indication of being one of the
Demand by Railroads Given as Cause best that Hood River has ever experi
enced. I believe confidently that my
o f Rise.
orchard will again bring in at leaBt
Los Angeles, Feb. 2.— Rough Ore $1,200 an acre.
gon pine lumber has advanced $1, • o ] “ In raising apples it must bn borne
$22 and $26 a thousand feet. Shingles in mind that it takes time before the
have advanced 25 cents, to $2.26 and trees begin to pay.
You will get a
$3 a thousand. Shakes are up, $2, to small crop in five years, and a better
$29 a thousand.
yield each subsequent year.
“ The reason for the advance in : that time you have been paying out
rough Oregon pine,” said J. F. Mullin, ■ with nothing coming in. It w ill take
of the Montgomery & Mullin Lumber the crops of the seventh and eighth
company, today, “ is the heavy demand 1 years to bring you out even.
of the railroad companies for this Ium- ] you are in clover. I t ’s all velvet after
ber. Not only in the United States is that.”
the demand heavy, but it extends to
Mr. Mason advocated planting not
China, where they are doing an im-1 more than three varieties in one orch
mense amount of railroad building.
ard, and said two are better, if the
“ The railroads use so much lumber right two are selected.
He also de
that they practically make the market. I clared that in Oregon he does not con
When there is a great amount of sider the slope of the ground as mak
railroad building the price of lum ing a great deal o f difference, just bo
ber goes up.
the soil is o f the right quality.
“ The outlook for the lumber busi
Convention to Carve New State.
ness is higher priceB. There has been
a tendency toward higher prices since
Medford—The Southern leaders in
the slump caused by the financial de the movement to carve a new state out
pression of a little more than a year o f Southern Oregon and Northern Cali
fornia, to be known as Siskiyou, are
active with arraagements to call a con
vention to devise ways and means.
Three More Bodies Found.
According to present plans the con
Marshfield, Or., Feb. 2.— Three more
bodieB of the Czarina wreck victims vention will gather in Yreka. Siskiyou
were found today. One was near the county, California, not later than
mouth o f the Umpqua river, a second March 15, and remain in session three
Prominent men from all over
at Ten Mile creek and the third oppo days.
site the wreck.
l he bodies are not the territory affected have signified
yet identified. This makes nine bodies their willingness to attend and aid in
that have been found. It was thought ] the movement.
by some that ihe headless body found | As planned, the new state will em
several days ago was that of Harold brace seven California counties and
Millis, but the father, C. J. Millis, ] live Oregon counties.
could not identity it, and the remains grew out of widespread dissatisfaction
were buried as an unknown.
A with the treatment, alleged to have
been accorded the territory by the two
watch is kept for more bodies.
California, it is said by those
advocating the formation of the new
Cherry Mine is Opened.
Cherry, III., Feb. 2.— Work was re state, has long neglected its northern
sumed in the St. Paul mine tonight by portion, while Southern Oregon has
scores o f men, following the removal suffered in a like manner, it is claimed,
today of the hermetic seal that had ( at the hands of Portland and the W il
kept the suhterreanean passages closed lamette valley. The move to create the
for two months. Efforts will be made ; new state is popular through the affect
to clear the mine o f noxious vnpors, to ed territroy.
wall in any smouldering lire, and to re
cover the 160 bodies that have been en
tombed since the fire broke out on No
vember 18. Spectators at the unseal
ing of the mine were mostly young
widows, some only 16 years old who
Eight dead and thirty injured have had been married but few months.
been.taken from a train wreck in Eng
Paulhan Makes Flight.
Florence Sees Bright Future.
Eugene— Florence, at the mouth of
the Siuslaw river, has been petitioned
by T. J. Monroe of Coos Bay for a
franchise for an electric light plant.
The petition will probabply be submit
ted to a vote o f the people. Florence
is growing rapidly as a result o f the
beginning of jetty work at the mouth
Denver, Fch. 2.— Thirty thousand of the river. The citizens are working
High food prices have driven thou
sands of children to factory work in people swarmed into Overland park to for a railroad to the Willamette valley
day to see Louis Paulhan in an exhibi via Eugene. It has been rumored that
tion flight in his Farman biplane. the Southern Pacific company would
Loe Angeles is making a great effort A fter three preliminary attempts, build a line from Eugene to Florence
to free her city employes from the Paulhan tw ee encircled the
mile to reach Coos Bay, but the citizens
clutches of loan sbaiks.
track. That the exhibition was not place more faith in the promise of the
more successful was due to the crowd promoters o f the Eugene & Western
It is reported that Dr. Cook has been
They broke down fences, | company, which has made prelimi
for several weeks at a German i-anitar
swarmed over the field, and the police nary surveys and expect* to begin con
ium, under a false name, and has now
had difficulty in clearing sufficient struction work soon.
gone to Vienna.
space to allow the machine to start.
It is reported that if the government
12 Cows Earn $18.21, Each, Month
Gale Wrecks Sell loner.
wins its suit against the railroad mer
Roseburg — That dairying in this
ger, a syndicate composed of Rockefel
Norfolk, Va., Feb.2 — With a north county is a profitable business, when
ler, Morgan, and Kuhn, Loeb Co., will west wind blowing at 52 miles an hour, conducted in accordance with scientific
take up all the bonds and stock of the | the three ma«ted schooner Frances, rules and principles, is proven by a re
Captain Coombs, from New York to port made hy the Oakland Creamery
Jacksonville, Fla., was washed ashore
The recent trip abroad of the Immi on the IIalters! roast this morning and company, o f Oakland. The report is
gration commisaion is alleged to have was pounded to pieces. Fourteen men made from 12 cows owned by L. E.
been but a junket expedition and an in are supooeed to have been lost before Warner, who lives near Yoncalla, and
shows that a total of 577.49 pounds of
vestigation has been railed for.
the life-savers could reach the vessel. butter fat was secured, which is esti
Taft decides to continue the suit to None o f the bodieB have been washed mated at 861.43 pounds of butter, for
dissolve the Harriman railroad merger. ashore.
wh ch Mr. Warner received $218.52,
or $18.21 per cow.
This for the
Violation of the rules o f etiquette
Gait 41 Miles a Second.
m mth o f December.
may cause the retirement o f the Aus
Cambridge. Mass., Feb. 2. Forty-
Flectric Clocks at Klamath Falls
one miles a second is the speed at
Transcontinental Passenger associa W iich "Com et A. 1910“ is traveling
Klamath Falls—O. B. Gates, agent
tion grants convention rates to Port from the t arth, according to statement for the Western Union Telegraph com
land for Rose Festival.
announced at Harvard college observ pany. has secured i2 c ntracts for in
atory today, from Lick observatroy. stalling clocks with telegraph service
Pinchot's friends are active in the
Tbe telegram says that Albrecht pho in business houses in the city.
tographed the spectrum of the comet company only sent Mr. Gates 12 con
Both parties admit the British elec and found the sodium lines displaced, tracts. This is a most creditable ^hew
tion was fought on the tariff issue, and indicating the motion of the luminary. ing for a city o f this aiz*. It v »< not
both claim the victory.
expected that over three of four clocks
Los Angeles autoists are protesting
il<p Can't be U. S Citizen.
could be installed, as that is usually
loodly against the new ordinance pro
Richmond, Va., Feb. 2.— Under an the number used in towns even larger
viding jail terms for speeders.
npmtot handed down in the United than this.
Two robbers in a taxicab robbed the States Circuit Court of Appeals today
12-mile house, east of Port'and, then in the rase o f Namyo Itesspo vs. The
The Oregon Library commission will
proceeded to the 7-mile house and at United States, a Japan*ee in law is be glad to loan nrogram material to
tempted to rob that place, mortally neither a white man nor a person of teachers for Lincoln’s and Washing
woonding an attache who
resisted African descent, a d therefore is not ton’ s birthday. The only charge will
them. Posses were in pursuit inside entitled to naturalization in this coun be postage. Address Oregon Library
o f an hour.
S T A R T BIG PRUNE ORCHARD.
Syndicate Will Plant Big Tract Near
Salem— One hundred and sixty-five
acres of raw land have been purchased
by a syndicate of Salem business men
in the center of one o f tbe best fruit
districts in the vicinity of Salem, the
Rosedaie district, and it will be Bet out
at once with Italian prunes.
trees have been ordered for 60 acres of
the purchase, and they will be planted
The land is located seven or eight
miles south o f Salem, and will be trav
ersed hy the Oregon Electric when
that line is extended on to Albany.
The purchase was made o f Arthur Ed
wards by Charles McNary, Dr. T. C.
Smith, Harry E. Albert and Frank
Durbin, an attorney, a dentist, a
banker and a hop grower and buyer.
It is the first time that a group of nfen
have entered the prune business in so
systematic a way in this vicinity.
The whole tract is not to be set out
at once. The best methods will be
adopted and studied with a view to
making money. Other improvements
will be put on the tract, including a
unique summer home, which may be
occupied from time to time by one or
more o f the families of the men who
are the proprietors of the model or
chard. It will be a plantation for
farmers and prune growers in Marion
and Polk counties to emulate, and as an
educational feature alone it will be a
valuable asset to the prune growing in
dustry in those counties.
CHAPTER X V III.— (Continued.)
Hitherto the place had been so si
lent, so apparently deserted, that both
Hope and her attendant paused and
looked anxiously down the road, which
made a sharp bend at the point from
which tney had begun to walk back.
The sounds of a deep, rough voice,
uttering observations In an unknown
tongue which seemed hawked up from
the pit of the speaker's stomach, next
made themselves heard; presently ap
peared a tall, thin man, clad In hol-
land overall trousers, a dark-brown
knitted waistcoat, and a holland jack
et, neither of the lighter garments
having lately seen the washtub;
wlde-brlmmed Btraw hat, turned up at
the back, projected far over his eyes,
which, as he looked up, showed black
and piercing under bushy grizzled eye
brows. Long lantern Jaws, thick un-
trlmmed moustaches, and a skin like
wrinkled leather gave him the air of a
countrified Pantaloon. Behind him
fame a broad-chested gray horse, al
most white from age, his harness
Fruitgrowers Will Gather at Dufur
much mended with rope, and a long
Dufur— Extensive arrangements are fore-lock falling Into his eyes.
being made here for (he fruit growers’ was drawing an old, rusty, ramshackle
institute, to be held February 26 and cabriolet, the hood drawn forward and
26. A meeting was held by the Dufur j nodding at every step of the attelage.
Valtey Fruitgrowers’ union to arrange He was led by an old, thick-set man In
the details. A t the institute lecturers a blue blouse and a cloth cap pulled
and speakers, including one from th e ' down nearly over his ears. As the
Oregon Agricultural college, will talk flr3t 0f the curious couple approached
on different subjects o f value and in- them, he ralsed hlg straw hat with an
terest to the fruitgrowers. It is ex- a|r ot much elegance to Hope and her
pected that this will be the largest and companion
most interesting institute ever held in j ~Well, that
a g u y r exclaimed Jes
this section, and a large attendance is Bop - j am sur0 he would not do for
any one's young man, even In a desert
like this. He'd want the Witch of
New Brick School for Klamath Falls Endor to keep him company, he
Klim ath Falls— Plans for the new would."
public school building, which is to be ] "I was rather Interested by ha*
erected on tne west side o f the river, ' face," said Hope. “ He has a most
have been approved by the school1 expressive countenance, and fine eyes.”
board. The building w ill be two story ] "Law. miss! I wonder what your
with basement and large attic, and voung^entleman would"‘ say"to your
covers a ground space 82x92>£ *ee** ! taste?”
It will contain eight class rooms, with i
. . .
two rooms in the
basement, and one I ' A " d 1 wonder wh° he 1bT contln’
large room 25x80 feet in the attic, |U€d, y >pe'
. . „
which will be used as an assembly and I v I ^ r e say I shall soon find out at
i the hotel, returned Jessop. "And now
H 1 U B 1 L ruuill.
. . . . .
we had better step out; for I am suro
Negotiate for Light Plant.
my mistress does not like being left
Marshfield— Negotiations are on fo r .* 00 *on* by herself,
the sale of the Coos Bay Gas & Electric ' Hope found Mrs. Seville surrounded
company. Billingsby & Co , o f Chi- by P«nB- lnk- and PaP«r : she ba<l <*vl
cago, whose representatives are now denUy been busy with her pen, for
in the city, are handling the deal, number of freshly-stamped letters lay
The property consists of the electric beside her. and the hearth was cum
and gas plant furnishing light and bered with a large amount of charred
(lower for the Bay City, and certain fragments. Moreover, Mrs. Savllle did
franchises for a street railway in not seem aware that Hope had been
North Bend. It is understood that the long absent.
The sunset that evening Justified the
deal will probably be closed.
landlord's euloglum, and Mrs. Savllle
Potato Rate Reduced.
gazed at It long In deep thought It
Salem— An order has been issued re- ] waB perhaps a contradiction In her
ducing the rates on potatoes and onions rather complicated nature that she en
to the same general level as the grain Joyed fine scenery— Indeed, beauty In
rates on the Southern Pacific road, any shape. This she said very little
which is one of the few roads In the about, as she looked upon such tenden-
Northwest that has charged more for cles as indicative of weakness. Sud-
the transportation o f potatoes and denly she turned to Hope and said. “ 1
onions than for grain and mill feed remember Just such a sunset over this
The railroad commission has decided little bay nearly twenty years ago,
that these charges o f the Southern when Hugh was a little fellow, and in
Pacific are unreasonable.
all those years he was a satlsfacttou
to me till— till he destroyed my hopes
$1,000 for Lane County's Fair.
forever. We had been traveling, and
Eugene— The Lane County Fair as I wanted to see the old Norman
sociation has decided to ask the county churches. There are some very fine
court for an appropriation o f $1,000 specimens of Gothic In this part of the
annually for the fair and appointed a country. We stopped for a day or two
committee to interview the court at its at Caen, when Hugh, who was with
me for his holiday-time, showed symp
toms of fever. They advised me to
PO R TLA N D M A R K E TS.
take him to Salnte-Crolx, where the
air was pure and bracing. He was
Wheat— Track prices — Bluestem, wonderfully happy here. Madame d’Al-
$1.16; club, $1.06;
red Russian, bevllle was then at the chateau. I
*1 04; valley, $1.06; 40 fold, $1.10.
had known her brother In London. He
Barley—-Feed and brewing, $28.50 was one of the French attaches. He
(«29 per ton.
happened to be at the chateau, too.
Corn— Whole. $36; cracked, $36.
They found me out, and were wonder
Oats No. 1 white, $31.60iiz:32 ton. fully hind. It Is one of the few pure
Hay- Track prices— Timothy, W il ly pleasant memories I have, those
lamette valley, $18(«20 per ton; East weeks.
The marquise and I never
ern Oregon, $21(«22; alfalfa, $17@18:
quite lost sight of each other since
clover, $16; grain hay, $16(11)17.
When we were In Paris she told me
Butter—City creamery, extras, 37@
she would be here all July and Au
39c per pound; fancy outside creamery,
gust. It Is a great disappointment not
35(« 37c; store, 20(«'22t^c. Butter fat
to find her here.”
prices average 1 \ c per pound under
“ I can understand that,” said Hope,
regular butter prices.
softly. Her Ups trembled as she spoke,
E ggs—Eresh Oregon extras, 31(d!
and her eyes dwelt with a strained,
82c; Eastern, 17 '-y(« 22c.
anxious expression on the delicate,
Pork— Fancy, 11c per pound.
strong face of her patroness.
Poultry— Hens, 16 )*(« 17c; springs,
She began again In a quiet tone, as
16 Si(d 17c; ducks, 21(« 22Hc; geese,
If unconscious of Hope’s presence:
12(«14c; turkeys, live, 22(«25c; dress
“ Poor Hugh! He has earned his own
ed. 22H f«30c; squabs. $3 per dozen.
punishment. I am glad I destroyed
V eal—Extras, 12(«12Hc per pound.
my laat will.” And she glanced at the
Fresh Fruits — Apples, $1(«’8 pt-r
fireplace. Then, suddenly addressing
box; pears. $1(«1.60; cranberries, $8
Hope. "You will be glad, too. You
(«9 per barrel.
Potatoes — Carload buying prices: seem to have espoused his cause. Mr.
Oregon. 7fl(«9flc per sack; sweet pota Kawson was always devoted to Hugh,
and you have caught his enthusiasm
to»«, 2t4(« 2 S c per pound.
Vegetables — Artichokes. $U«:1.25 That parcel which came to me before
perdoxen; cabbage, $1.75(<?2 per hun we left Paris from Mr. Rawson's office
dred; pumpkins, 1 l4(«’1 '*c per pound; was my will. 1 wanted to read It. I
squash, 2c; tomatoes, $1.50(«2.25 per thought of adding a codicil, but I
l o t ; turnips, $1.50 (»■ sack; carrots, could uot make up my mind. I have
dreamed of that will, and struggled
$1.25; beets. $1.50; parsnips, $1.60.
with my heart, my pride. This after
Onions— Oregon, $1.60 per sack.
Hops—19u9 crop, prime and choice, noon, as I sat alone. I seemed to see
20(«22H cper pound; 1908s, 17)sc; Hugh, to hear his voice, and the Im
pulse came on me; I thrust the paper
1907s, llS ,c .
Wool Kastern Oregon, 16<«23c per that doomed him to poverty Into the
fire. It Is done with." She paused.
pound; mohair, choice, 25c.
Hope could not speak.
Cascara bark, 1 s c per pound.
"But I am not going to leave him
Hides— Dry. 18(rfl8^c per pound
dry kip, 18«i 18S c ; dry calfskin, 19<<i more than a competence; no. he does
21c; salted hides, lO pilO S e; salted not deesnre that I should give him
ease of circumstance; but I have a
calfskins, 16c; green, lc less.
Cattle Best, steers. $5; fair to •will’ form with me. and to morrow I
good, $4.50(«4.75; strictly good cows, will fill It up. t have planned what I
$3 75(« 4; fair to good cows, $3(« ahsll put In IL I will not be harsh; I
3.60; light calves, $5(u6.S0; heavy will be Just."
"And you will be ever so much hap
calves, $4<« 4.60; hulls, $3.60ftf8.75;
pier. dear Mrs. Savllle."
stags. $3iu 4.
“ Happy! Do you know, I doubt If
Hogs Top $9; fair to good, $S.50oi
I know what happlnes« is?"
"That ts very extraordinary.*
Sheep—Best wethers, $5.50; fair to
"Is It? Havs you known much hep
good, $5oi'5.60; good ewes, $4.75oi5;
early to-morrow morning, and. If pos
sible, bring a nurse with me."
So Hope was left with a sinking
heart to watch the sick-bed. to admin
ister what medicine was ordered, to
cool the burning Bkln by applying a lo
tion which smelt of camphor, to pray
for strength and courage. She sent
the courier to the nearest telegraph-
station, describing Mrs. Savllle’s con
dition. and begging that Mr. Rawson
and Richard Savllle might be sent for.
Meantime, a note or terror had
spread through the household. Some
precautions suggested by the doctor
gave rise to exaggerate Id.-a* of In
fection, and Hope soon began to per
ceive that the service of the sick-room
was becoming a difficulty.
The doctor was faithful to his word,
and returned with a sturdy, broad-
faced Sister of Mercy, who was an Im
mense help. Then the sad routine of
Hope seemt ' to think for a moment,
a sick-room was instituted. Gradual
then an ’ idescrlbable sweetness, a eud
ly Hope came to know that the enemy
den light, came into, her eyes.
with which they had to contend was
" I have known glimpses of great
severe typhus fever. The whole weight
happiness; of smaller happiness, of
of attendance fell on Hope and the Sis
ten ; of bitterness and sadness, now
ter. At times Mrs. Saville was wildly
excited, striving to get out of bed and
“ A varied experience for so young a
wandering deliriously. In her worse
woman. By the way, I never think of
state Hope’s voice and touch had a
you as a girl; yet you are quite young
certain degree of Influence upon her.
— I see and feel that. Now let us read
The weary days, and still wearier
the English papers which came this
nights, dragged their slow length
evening. I was glad to see them; for
along. Letters came from Mr. Raw
the post at these out-of-the-way places
son's partner assuring Miss Desmond
Is always uncertain!”
that he was In hopes a letter would
And Mr. Savllle in the Island of Rü
where his bankers believed he
The next day Mrs. Savllle did not
feel equal to write or attend to busi would make a short stay, and that he
ness. Her head felt heavy and giddy, had telegraphed to Mr. Rawson, who
ought to be at Basle on the 7th; no
she said; so Bhe ordered the ram
doubt that gentleman would lose no
shackle carriage and drove to the cha
teau, hoping the air would revive her. time in going to Salnte-Crolx.
Still the days and nights rolled
It did not, however. She said she felt
Inclined to sleep— that the air was too heavily on. and no one came.
“ I f all our care falls," thought Hope,
strong for her, or rather that she had
grown too weak for the air— that the "what a terrible position for me! I
place made her melancholy, and she have done my best; but will Mrs. Sa
would leave next day. Hope persuad vllle’s people thin . 1 have? If she die*
ed her to try and rest. She covered unreconciled to Hugh, what a trag
her over with wraps; for, though the edy!” What moments Hope could
day was warm, she complained of cold, spare from the sufferer she swent In
and shivered a good deal. Hope took writing, covering the pages rapidly.
her knitting and' sat patiently beside These letters she sent by the courier
her for more than an hour, during to the market-town, that they might
which Mrs. Savllle slept heavily, some escape the uncertainties of the Salnte-
times moaning; then she woke sudden
“ Mademoiselle will kill herself,"
ly, aa if startled, and thought she
heard several people enter the room said Sister Marie, th§ nurse, one morn
noisily. She was better, and Insisted ing. "You do the work, the watching,
on taking a little walk on the beach. of two. And you are Imprudent; yon
At dinner she could not eat, but com let her hold your hand and lean
plained of great thirst. Feeling severe against you. It Is unwise. You must
headache and drowsiness, she went take some rest. Trust me a little."
" I do, dear Sister, I do. But I can
early to bed. Hope felt more uneasy
than she cared to confess, and persuad not rest. You do not know how my
ed Mrs. Savllle to let her maid sleep life seems to depend on hers."
"And you are not her daughter!"
In her room.
(T o be continued.)
Then she retired herself, first to
write at considerable length, then to
BRITAIN'S RACE PROBLEM.
seek forgetfulness In her bed. But In
vain; her nerves were strained, and an
T r i a l o f W h i l e M e n b y B la c k J u r ie s
Irresistible presentiment of evil weigh
In A fr ic a C au ses C o m m en t.
ed her down.
Americans who have lived In th«
The long, wakeful, restless night
Southern States or who have enjoyed
At early dawn Jessop came into Miss any sort of colonial experience will
Desmond's room with an alarmed look appreciate the apprehension that hai
been caused In England by the discov
on her face.
“ I am afraid Mrs. Savllle Is very ery of a new danger to white men In
111, miss. I have never seen her like the English colonies in the tropics. It
this. She has been wandering off and has been described as "the new black
on all night about Mr. Hugh and her peril,” and Is no other than the posal-
husband, that no one ever hears her billty of the trial of a white man by
speak about. Just now she Is asleep. a Jury composed exclusively of blacks.
That It Is far from imaginary Is
What will become of us In this poor,
miserable place If my lady gets really proved by the fact that two English
111? Why, we couldn't get a doctor; men were recently tried and convicted
though that queer man we saw on the on the West African gold coast under
road yesterday, they tell me, Is a very these circumstances, and one of them
clever doctor, but he lives miles and Is serving out his three years’ sentence
to-day In Portland prison, with no ap
“ I shall get up and dress at once,” parent prospect of release, says an
returned Hope, much alarmed. “ I English correspondent.
The other Englishman, after under
will come to Mrs. Savllle directly.”
She dressed accordingly, little think going six months' Imprisonment, was
ing how long It would be before she only released a few weeks ago, thanks
to the determined efforts made In his
should again go regularly to bed.
Mrs. Savllle seemed quite herself behalf by Sir Gilbert Parker, M. P.,
A third Englishman
when Hope reached her bedside, except the novelist.
that her hands and skin were dry and would almost Inevitably have shared
burning, her eyes bright and restless. the same fate as the other two had
She wanted to get up In order to ..re he not succumbed to blackwater fever
pare for her Journey to London. She on the very eve of his trial.
seemed feverishly anxious to be at
The most amazing feature of this
home once more. Then she began to amazing case Is that the men were
speak about Mr. Rawson as If he were not even present when the offense for
there, though they both knew he had which they were tried was committed,
started with his daughter for Switzer and the question of their being accea
land; also she talked of her will, and sorles to it was not even raised:
her fear that If she died intestate her
I f the reader can Imagine how ths
son Hugh would get as much of her news of the trial of a white citizen
property as his brother.
of the United States by a Jury of ne
As soon as she could get away, Hope groes In the South would be received
called the landlord and begged him to In America he will gain a faint Ides
dispatch a mounted messenger for the of the extraordinary sensation that
doctor, to whom she hastily wrote a has followed the discovery of the gold
note describing the condition of the coast incident. So concerned Is Sir
sufferer as accurately as she could. Gilbert Parker, despite his wide colo
This done, there was nothing for It but nial experience, with the condition of
affairs disclosed that he has brought
This waiting tried Hope severely. the whole question of the trial to th«
She felt, moreover, what a weight of attention of the House of Common»,
responsibility lay upon her.
» and the government has ordered an
Though Jessop was full of expres Inquiry to be made. An amazing, »It-
slons of sympathy and woe, her pale nation Is revealed for the first time by
face and nervous manner showed how the replies made to Sir Gilbert In Par
unfit she was for a sick nurse.
liament by Colonel Seely, the under
Hope waited for the doctor's report secretary of state for the colonies.
before she wrote to Mr. Rawson's part In the gold coast colony apparently
ner for help and counsel.
It rests entirely with the court to
Richard Saville was away cruising, decide whether or not a white prisoner
nobody knew where; Mr. Rawson was
shall be tried by a Jury of whites, a
traveling; Lord Everton— who could
Jury composed of four blacks and
find him? and she felt, she knew, that
three whites, or a Jury composed sx.
Mrs. Savllle was going to be very 111.
clustvely of negroes.
At last, after what seemed ages, but
really as soon as he could come, the
P le n ty - o f R m i o m .
Johnny— What makes that new baby
Though rusty and dislocated In ap
at your house cry so much. Tommy?
pearance. he was kindly and Intelli
Tommy (Indignantly)— It don't cry
gent. After examining his patient, he
so very much—and anyway. If all your
asked Home If she was her daughter.
teeth was out, and your hair off, and
“ A much attached friend, then?” he
your legs so weak you couldn't even
said, when she answered In the nega
stand on them. I guess you'd feel Ilk*
crying yourself.—Spare Moments.
" I fear the poor lady Is seriously 111.
It Is rather difficult to foresee how
H U Bad B reak .
these feverish attacks may turn, and
H «— Indeed. Miss Rox, yon are tbe
we can only help nature. There Is lit only girl I ever loved. Ah, you smll».
tle to be done. I have brought medi Well. I suppose you've had that sort of
cines with me, thanks to the descrip thing said to you for the past twenty
tion In your note. Salute-Crolx boasts years."
no chemist's shop. You must watch
(Indignantly)— S ir!—
your patient constantly. Give her Boston Transcript
milk when you can get her to take
anything. I will speak to th - Imdlord
A a E a s y C aav eet.
about a few precautions Wilch It
“ So you believe in telepathy?"
would be as well to take, a n I think
"Yes," answered Mr. Meek ton.
you had better have a nur--— a sick-
"F or what reason?"
nurse— to assist you. It seems to me
"Because my wits believes In It and
that Madame has been a healthy wom It's too warm to argue.” — Waahlngtoa
“ Remarkably healthy. I believe."
"That Is well. A reeerve force of
Ths fur trade of the world makas
untried strength Is the best help In use of mors than 1,000,000 cat
these cases I will come over