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EVENTS OF THE DAY
Newsy Items Gathered from All
Pans of the World.
REPARED FOR THE BUSY READER
4 8 ARE KILLED IN TW O
BURIED PASSENGER TR AIN S
Avalanche S trik e s G re a t
N o rth e rn
T ra in s and H u rls T h e m fro m
T ra c k Into G ulch.
Everett, Wash., March 2.— Twenty-
three are known to be dead and 25 are
missing and a score are injured as a
result o f the avalanche which swept
down the mountainside above W elling
ton at the west portal o f the Cascade
tunnel early this morning and brushed
two Great Northern trains, one the
westbound Spokane express and the
other an overland mail train, off the
narrow ledge o f the high line, hurling
them to the ooctom of the canyon, 20
Coupled to the Spokane express was
Superintendent J. H. O’ N e ill’s private
car. This was carried over the preci
pice with the rest o f the train.
Three locomotives four powerful
electric motors, ured to haul trains
through the Cascade tunnel, the depot
at Wellington and a water tank were
also carried away by the sli e and bur
ied under tons of debris. J
Twenty-three bodies have been re
covered, 25 persons are missing, and
15 or 20 were injured in the avalanche
that thundered down upon the passen
gers as they slept.
Seventy people were aboard the Spo
kane express when the slide struck it.
Forty o f these were passengers who
were sleeping in the Pullmans. The
others were workmen who had been
engaged in a battle against the snow
blockade and who were using the day
coaches for bunk cars.
The last report received tonight
from Scenic says that the rescuers are
still struggling with ice and snow en
deavoring to release the imprisoned
passengers and recover the remaining
Re|H>rts that shouts and cries for
help have been heard coming from the
mass o f wreckage gives rise to the
hope that many o f those imprisoned
are still alive.
Several undertakers le ft for Scenic
tonight. It w ill be necessary to em
balm the bodies, as the snow blockades
between Wellington and Everett have
shut off all traffic except by foot. I f
the bodies are brought out soon they
will have to be transported on sledges.
S IX S P R A Y IN G S N E E D E D .
SPEAK O N APPLE C U L T U R E .
C o rvallis M an Gives P ro g ra m fo r U p-
to -D a te O rch arU ists.
O r. S . A Robinson, o f O ld V irgin ia
Praises O regon Apples.
Portland Members o f the Portland
Apple Growers club were afforded
opportunity to listen to two addresses
at the regular meeting at the Y . M. C.
U i l Important but Not Las* Inter*
A. recently. M. O. Lownsdale, of La
eating Happenings from Points
fayette, owner o f one o f the largest
Outside the State.
apple orchards in the W illam ette val
ley and having 30 years’ experience in
raising apples, was the first speaker.
Floods at Zanesville and Warren
He was followed by an address by Dr.
Ohio, have rendered thousands o f peo
S. A. Robinson, vice-president o f the
State Horticultural society o f Virginia,
Butte engineers are deserting their
C H APTER IL
and a member o f the Royal society of
union and the collapse o f the strike
"Shandon was Impatient to be off,
seems at hand.
Dr. Robinson telling why Oregon and fixed the 22d of February for
Oklahoma has passed a new election
apples bring the highest prices in the starting. Tbe sledge and the boat were
packed as closely as possible with pro
.markets o f the world said in part;
law which cuts down the negro vote by
visions and spirits, and heaps of wood,
prescribing certain qualifications.
“ You in Oregon are being taught to to obtain which they had hewed the
brig down to her water line. The last
Japan wants credit for helping China
are a number o f sections which you day. the men ran riot. They complete
avoid serious trouble on the Tibetan
must take into account. Canada, along ly sacked the ship, and In a drunken
frontier, and says China made a great
the St. Lawrence river and around the paroxysm Pen and two or three others
Great Lakes, Nova Scotia and a few set It on fire. I fought and struggled
Abilene, Kansas, has adopted the
othep sections are as productive as the against them, but they threw me down
commission form o f government, but
Pacific Northwest and while the apples and assailed me with blows, and then
North and South Dakota towns are re
o f these sections do not compare with the wrltches, headed by Shandon, went
the first and second pack o f Oregon off towards the east, and were soon
they are a good commercial apple. But out of sight ,
A Quiniault Indian murdered two of
“I found myself alone on the burning
your apples are the best and it is be ship, and what could I do? The fire
his tribe, defied the authorities and
cause they are the best that they draw hole wu* completely blocked up with
entrenched himself on a high moun
the great prices.
ice. I had not a single drop of water?
tain, heavily armed.
“ The production o f strictly fancy For two days the Forward struggled
The barkentine Am y Louise, from
apples w ill never be overdone. They with the flames, and you know the
Pernambuco for St. Johns, N. F., has
w ill always meet a demand command rest."
been out over 100 days, and is believed
A long silence followed the gloomy
ing a high price, both because o f the
to be lost with her crew o f nine.
Bmall area fitted for such apples and recital, broken at length by Hatteras,
on account o f the increasing popula who said:
Only about 60 per cent o f the cor
“Johnson, I thank you: you did all
tion which is demanding the highest
porations o f the country have made
you could to save my ship, hut single-
returns as required by the income tax
few years ago I saw apples piled on handed you could not resist Again I
law, and 86 per cent o f these are ac
thank you, and now let the subject be
the docks, simply glutting the market
companied by protests.
dropped. Let us unite efforts for our
and with a greater quantity sent in common salvation. There are four of
The government army o f Nicaragua,
than ever before.
They were being us. four companions, four friends, and
which gathered to attack Rama and
sold—-good commercial apples— for 75 all our lives are equally precious.
accomplish the re-conquest o f the Fast
cents a barrel. Two trainloads o f ap
'We are all devoted to you,” said
coast, has begun its march. The army
ples were le ft standing unopened. But the doctor; “and your words come from
is well supplied with artillery.
with this glutted market Oregon ap our hearts. But what do you think we
eral Vasquez will assume command
ples were being held at $3.50 to $4.00 should do?”
when it reaches Acoyapa.
"My opinion might appear Interest
a bushel box and the dealers were glad
U . o f O . Has Orators.
ed,” said Hatterus, sadly. "Let me
A lifeboat from a warship has d rift
University o f Oregon, Eugene— Ora to get them at that price. That shows hear all yours first.”
ed ashore near Victoria, B. C.
M O R E S T O C K W IL L G R A Z E .
tory is not dead, at least not at Ore the way Oregon apples are thought o f
Captain," said Johnson, "before pro
gon. So it was proclaimed by the in the East and what w ill be paid for nouncing on such an Important matter,
The I. W . W . w ill place 100 wo
wish to ask you a question.”
G overnm ent Increases N u m b er A l presence o f nine lusty orators at the
orators in the field in Spokane.
“ Now, I am from Virignia, where
preliminary tryout for choosing Ore
"Ask It, then, Johnson.’’
Two persons were drowned and
gon’s interstate orator, held recently we can grow a very high g ’-ade o f ap
"You went out yesterday to ascer
hundreds made homeless by Ohio floods.
Washington, Mar. 2.- The amount at Villard hall. The orations were all ple. But there is no fear o f Virginia tain our exact position; well. Is the
being a competitor o f yours for a gen field drifting or stationary?"
A missionary, a miner and a negro o f stock which w ill be authorized to well written and delivered, and at the
eration at least. The reason I would
"Perfectly stationary. It had not
laborer were frozen to death in Alaska. graze in the national forests in 1910, end of the contest there was much
in accordance with the decision o f the doubt in the minds o f those who heard give as hereditary inertia although moved since the last reckoning was
Indianapolis mayor would appoint a secretary o f agriculture, shows an in it as to who would be among the suc there are some who may dub it ‘ hook made.”
A discussion opened at once about
number o f women on the regular police- crease in the total number as com cessful five.
Those chosen w ere: H. worm.’ A t any rate, they w ill not
what to do. Hatteras wanted still to
pared with last year o f approximately J. Rounds, ’ 10, “ The Spirit o f Pat develop their land and the proprietors try to reach the pole, as retreat seemed
Chief Justice W right holds that sen 200.000 cattle and horses, and 500,000 riotism” ; B. H. Williams, ’ 10, “ The o f the soil, the sons and grandsons of equally Impossible.
ate committees are as amenable to le sheep and goats. The total allowance Query of L ife ” ; W. C. Nicholas, ’ 10, slaveowners, have such a great amount
"W e may find rich hunting grounds,"
for the coming grazing season is 1,- “ Landmarks o f Lib erty” ;
A. M. o f personal individuality that they he urged. "W e know the route hack Is
gal writs as any one.
957.000 cattle and horses, and 8,323,- Geary, ’ 10, “ Commercialized Press
Secretary Dickinson advises senate
000 sheep and goats.
The other three wouldn't listen to
and Public Opinion” ; P. B. Ray, ’ 12, operation such as you have at Hood
committee to prosecute Pacific Mail
R iver is an absolute essential to the such a proposal and Hatteras was de
The most important increase are in “ Private vs. Public Lib erty.”
under anti-trust laws.
success o f the apple industry.”
claring he would start for the pole
Nevada, Colorado, Montana, Utah and
alone, when he felt a light touch on his
Scholarship for H . S .‘ Graduates.
Except in Nevada,
Judge Landis orders oleomargarine Washington.
arm. It was Altamont, the American,
Gold Strike in Lake County.
investigation that will probably drag where 1,000,000 acres have been added
University of Oregon, Eugene— The
to the national forest area through the Oregon branch of the Association of
in Representative Moxiey.
Lakeview— T. A . Crump, a rancher who had crawled out of bed and man
aged to yet on his knees. He was try
creation o f the Nevada forest, the in- Collegiate Aluinni announce the contin living near Adel, Warner valley, Lake
Reduction o f rates on Seattle inter-
ing to speak, but his swollen Ups could
scarcely make a sound. Hatteras went
urban lines has been ordered by the
towards him. and watched him so at
Washington railroad commission. „
scholarship at the University o f Ore Windy Hollow mining district, Coyote tentively that In a few minutes he
German and English citizens in Tex
The secretary is solicitous to get gon. The scholarship is given to the hills, in the same county, and his made out a word that sounded like
as have been called upon by their gov the greatest possible utilization o f the young woman
high efforts were rewarded last week by Porpoise. Stooping over him he asked:
ernments to appear for military duly. range resources o f the' national for school graduates o f the state whom the striking a vein of ore carrying good
"Is It the Porpoise?”
Altamont made a sign In the affirm
President T a ft tells publishers who ests, that the forests may contribute committee deem most deserving and values. The exact amount o f the assay
No examination is held. could not be learned, but it seemed ative. and Hatteras went on with his
call regarding immigration law, that so far as consistent with protection of capable.
queries, now that he had found a clew.
Hebrew immigrant iB imbued with pat the forest growth, to the market sup They simply decide upon the evidence sufficiently good to inspire some o f his
“ In these seas?"
ply o f beef and mutton.
submitted which one will be the most friends to rush to the district and stake
The affirmative gesture was repeated.
fitted to do excellent work in her out claims in the vicinity o f the one on
"Is she In the north?"
The snowslides at Mace and Burke,
which the strike was made.
chosen course of study.
Paulhan W ould Appeal.
Idaho, are said to be piled 75 feet
"Do you know her position?”
New York, March 2.—Judge Hand,
deep, and complete death lists will
Lakeside C re a m e ry W ill Be Im p roved
n the United States court, suspended
probably never be known.
Marshfield— Green & Foster, o f San
Dufur - One of the largest real es
until March 12 the preliminary injunc
Four boys, the oldest 19 and the tion which he granted last Wednesday tate deals ever male in Wasco county Francisco, have purchased the Lake
For a minute or so nothing more was
youngest 10 years o f age, confessed to to the W right company against Louis i was completed this week when 444 side creamery. The firm owns about
having planned to wreck a New York ?aulhan, the aviator. This action was acres in the heart of the Dufur valley 25 similar plants along the coasL The said, and the onlookers waited with
fast passenger train and then rob the taken so as to allow counsel for the was sold by W. T. Vanderpool to Mel- new management has agreed to thor palpitating hearts.
Then Hatteras spoke again.
bodies of the dead.
French aeroplanist time to prepare and vin Sigman.
The consideration was oughly equip the plant. They have
"Listen to me. We must know the
Under the $30,000. Almost all this land is bot- plans laid to make it the finest cream exact position of our vessel. I will
Asquith is about to fall from power present appeal papers.
ery on the coast.
The new machinery
count the degrees aloud, and you will
and his government faces ruin because
Besides this stop me when I come to the right one.”
to file a bond for $12,000 conditioned ing in timothy, the rest of it is pasture will cost about $6,000.
o f his blunders.
upon paying the W right company and wheat land.
The tract includes equipment the company has two milk
The American assented by a motion
Pinchot charges that Ballinger w il profitR Paulhan may realize from any what is known as the old Lou Hender boats, which have been put in first of the head, and Hatteras began:
fully deceived President T a ft with aeroplane flights.
W e'll take the longitude first. One
son donation claim o f 200 acres, one of
hundred and five degrees. No? 106 de
the oldest settled tracts in the state of
PO RTLAND M ARKETS.
grees, 107 degrees? It Is to the west, I
R. Com m ission Rate O . K.
A French cardinal was fined fo r urg
Wheat — Track prices — Bluestem, suppose?”
San Francisco, March 2.— Holding
ing the school authorities not to use
"Yes," replied Altamont.
$1.12(0-1.14; club, $1.04(01.06; red
the state text books.
that the Southern Pacific Railroad T o Pipe W a te r in F arm in g Section
“Let us go on, then: 109 degrees. 110
Hood River— The Hood River Farm
degrees, 112 degrees, 114 degrees, 116
Secretary Meyer has plan for 32,000- company’s rate for the trans|a>rtation
f green fir lumber from Oregon to er's Irrigating company w ill hold a $ 1 . 10 .
degrees. 118 degrees, 120 degrees.”
ton battleship, to cost $18,000,000,
Barley— Feeding, brewing, $28 ton.
California was excessive and its main special election March 5 to consider
Yes.” Interrupted the sick man.
and carry fourteen 14-inch rifles.
Corn- Whole, $35; cracked, $36 ton.
tenance would ruin the lumlier business the matter o f piping their irrigating
One hundred and twenty degrees of
Nicaraguan rebels surprised the gov o f Central and Southern Oregon, the system through the farming section o f
Oats -N o. 1 white, $31(o 31.50 ton. longitude, and how many minutes? I
ernment forces, killed their general, United States Circuit court today ren the valley.
Hay— Track prices—Tim othy: W il will count."
The election has been
Hatteras began at No. 1, and when
and secured many prisoners and much dered a decision adverse to the cor|x>r- called by 74 o f the atockhoders who lamette valley, $20(u21 per ton; East
ation in its suit to restrain the com signed a petition asking for the meet ern Oregon, $220(23; alfalfa, $17(0 18; he got to 16. Altamont made a sign to
mission from enforcing the reduced ing. It is known that the majority of California alfalfa, $16(r/17; clover, $15 stop.
Maurice F. Egan, minister to Den
"Very good." said Hatteras; "now
rate fixed in 1907. A rate o f $3.10 a the present board o f directors are not (((16; grain hay, $I7(o 18.
mark, declares he w ill believe Dr.
Fresh Fruits— Apples, $1.25(03 box; for the latitude. Are you listening?
ton, based on water competition, was in favor o f piping the system at this
Eighty degrees. 81 degrees. 82 degrees.
Cook honest until he is proven other
pears, $1.50(/( 1.75 per box; cranber 83 degrees."
time on account o f the expense.
fixed by the company in 1898.
ries, $8(0 9 per barrel.
Again the sign to stop was made.
A nother M illion A cres fo r O reg on .
Potatoes — Carload buying prices:
T re a ty E ffective, G erm ans Busy.
"Now for the minutes: Five minutes.
I f the government wins against the
Washington— Senator Bourne
has Oregon, 60(/i 75c per hundred; sweet 10 minutes, 15 minutes. 20 minutes, 25
Winnipeg, March 2. The new Ger-
tobacco trust, it is planned to attack
minutes, 30 minutes, 85 minutes."
the United States Steel corporation man-Canadian trade treaty w ill take introduced a bill to give Oregon an potatoes, 8c pound.
Onions — Oregon, $1.50(01.75 per
Altamont stopped him once more,
ffect tomorrow, and the secretary of other million acres o f land to lie dis
and smiled feebly.
the Canadian Commercial Travelers’ posed o f under the Carey irrigation hundred.
"You say, then, that the Porpoise Is
Roosevelt part<-d with his retinue of association has received word that 300 act. Idaho has got such a bill through.
Vegetables— Turnips, $1.25 pr sack;
native servants and attendants at Con- German travelers are on the way to It is believed this bill w ill pass at rutabagas, $10(1.25; carrots, $1; beets, In longitude 120 degrees 15 minutes,
and latitude 83 degrees and 85 min
dokoru, Soudan, and the hunting ex Canada to compete for the trade in this session. The passage o f a hill for $1.25; parsnips, $1.
pedition is ended.
Butter— City creamery, extras, 27(0 utes?"
Western Canada, now controlled by a government business commission to
“ Yes," sighed the American, and fell
devise means o f economy in expendi 29c per (xiund; fancy outside creamery,
Unless the beef trust magnates who United States firms. Last year Ger
back motionless In the doctor’s arms,
completely overpowered by the effort
have been indicted in New Jersey sur many I mugh $90,000,000 worth o f
senate. It was his original project. prices average 1 1-2 c per pound under he had made.
render peaceably they w ill be extradit Western Canadian grain or grain
He holies to get it through the house.
"Friends!” exclaimed Hatteras; "you
ed and the trust dissolved.
Eggs Fresh Oregon ranch, 25o/26c.
see I was right. Our salvation ilea In
W allow a Ships 5 0 C a rs o f Hay.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 20c per deed In the north, always in the north.
L ir e hogs reached $9.80 per hundred
O klaho m a Raps N e g ro V o te rs .
January was a record pound: Young Americas, 21c.
We shall be saved!"
Pork Fancy, 120(13c per pound.
Guthrie, Okla., March 2. The Okla breaker in hay shipments from Wal
But the Joyous, exulting words had
Great arrangements are being made
homa house o f representatives today lowa, there being no less than 59 car
Veal Fancy, 12(012 l-2e. pound.
Hardly escaped his llpsh before a sud
for Roosevelt’s reception in Rome.
Poultry Hens, 17o(18c per pound; den thought made hts countenance
passed the Taylor election law, which loads shipped out, aggregating more
The pope will grant him an audience
prescrilies qualifications for voting on than 650 tons. Besides this one car of springs, 170(18c; ducks, 18c; geese, change.
and the king w ill give a dinner in his
cattle and two o f lumber were sent out, 14c; turkeys, live, 22(<(24c; dressed,
The serpent of jealousy had stung
A clause excluding from the election making a total o f 612 cars o f products | 25f<(27c; squabs, $3 per dozen.
him. for his straimer was an American,
A boyhood friend o f Carnegie called franchise those whose fathers or grand shipped during the poorest month in
Cattle Best steers,
$5.500(5.75; and he had reached three degrees near
on the steel king and had a long visit fathers were slaves will reduce the ne the year. This makes a good increase fa ir to good, $4.500(5; strictly good er the pole than the Ul-fated Forward.
with him, but when he intimated that gro vote. The senate has passed the over the corresponding month for last cows, $4.500(4.75; fair to good; $4(«
By further patient questioning after
he was having a hard struggle to make bill.
4.50; light calves, $5.500(6; heavy a rest, the doctor soon ascertained that
a living he received only some good
calves, .*4o( 5; bulls, $3.750( 4.25; stags, the Porpoise was a three-mast Ameri
2 2 3 Acres B ring $ 3 1 .6 0 0
can ship, from New York, wrecked on
pamphlets on economy.
Cuban Bonds C om m and P rem iu m .
the Ice, with provisions and combustl-
Hood R iver— E. Brong o f Portland,
London, March 2. The Cuban 4 1-2 has closed a deal through B. E. Dun
clea In abundance on board.
A Canadian Pacific train was derail-
Altamont and his crew had left her
ad on the brink of a 200-foot precipice, l>er cent gold bonds commanded a pre can A Co., o f Hood River for 223 acres
Sheep Best wethers, $6o(6.50; fair two months previously, taking ths long
and only prevented front plunging over mium o f 1 |K-r cent today. The $5,- v f fine orchard land two miles east of
500,000 issue was so largely oversub Mosier. The price paid was $31,000. to good, $5.50(1(5.75; good ewes, $6; boat with them on a sledge. They in
by a retaining wall.
tended to get to Smith's sound and
scribed that the sulweription books One hundred acres are improved. The lambs, $7.75.
A member o f the I. W. W. arrested
Hopfc 1909 crop, prime and choice, reach some whaler that would take
were closed half an hour after they tract formerly belonged to George Sel-
In the recent disturban ee in Spokane,
20oi21c per pound; 1908s, 17c; 1907s, them hack to America; but one after
has been found guilty o f conspiri.tg.
another succumbed to fatigue and Ill
M ail S ervice on O re g o n E lectric.
With the strict injunction that he
Wool — Eastern Oregon, 16o(20c ness. till only Altamont remained alive.
Pacific Fleet O f f fo r P ractice
was not to be represented as favor
Washington The Poetoffice departt! pound; valley, 22(<i24c per pound mo- i "Why had ths Porpoise come so far
north?" Hatteras asked.
ing votes for women, President T a ft
San Francisco, March 2.- Bound for ment has authorized the establiehmen hair, choice, 25c.
"She was Irresistibly driven these by
accepted an invitation to address the gunnery practice in the Santa Barbara o f mail eervice on the Oregon Electric
Cascara bark, 4(<( 5c per pound.
the Ice." Altamont replied, feebly.
opening session o f tbe annual conven channel, the six armored cruisers of between Tualatin and
H ides—Dry hides, 17(<rl8c pound:
Hatteras looked grim but said noth
tion o f the Woman Suffrage associa the Pacific fleet under command of An effort ia being made to procure ser dry kip, 17 (a 18c; dry calfskin, 18e ( ing more.
tion, to be held in Washington, April Rear Admiral Harber steamed from vice between Portland and Salem twice 20c; salted hides, 9ui 10c; salted calf
"W ell." eald the doctor, "It strikes
this harbor today.
skins, 14c; green, lc less.
me that. Instead of trying to get u
Portland Professor John 0. Brid-
well, head of the department o f en
tomology at the Oregon Agricultural
college, speaking before the Apple
Culture club on the subject o f “ The
Insect Pests o f Young Orchards,”
dwelt on the different pests which in
fect the orchards o f the Willamette
valley and outlined means for their ex
The peculiarities and habits o f the
following pests were described:
Jose scale, wooly aphis, apple and
wheat aphis, brown apple aphis, apple-
tree borers, grasshoppers and climbing
cut worms. In telling o f the proper
sprays to be used in the battle against
fruit tree pests, he said:
“ The summer strength lime spray
should be diluted 24 times and' the win
ter strength 12 times. Lead arsenate
should be used in the proportion o f two
pounds to every 50 gallons o f material.
" A regular routine o f six sprays is
almost necessary to prevent the rav
ages o f pests in the W illamette valley.
The first spray for the scab should be
applied when the petals begin to show
color; the second spray for codlin moth
and scab after the petals have fallen;
the third spray of lime sulphur for
scab alone two weeks after the sec
ond Bpray; the fourth spray o f lead
arsenate about July 1 for the codlin
moth; the fifth spray should be used
in winter strength, after the fruit is
“ The apple tree borers found in
healthy trees are round-headed. Flat
headed borers are found only in un
healthy trees. The best way to pre
vent the work o f the borer is to wrap
newspapers around the trunks o f the
“ In order to keep the San Jose scale
from spreading, all young stock sold
should bear a certificate o f inspection,
and all stock not inspected should be
rejected and not planted.”
Bafilns bay, our best plan would he to
go In search of the Porpoise. It's a
third nearer, and stocked with every
thing necessary for winter quarters.-'
“I see no other course open to us.”
" i t we start to-morrow," said the
doctor, "we must reach the Porpoise by
the 16th of March, unless we mean to
die of starvation.
No time was lost In getting ready to
start. A couch was laid on the sledge
for the American. The provisions did
not add much weight, and the wood
was piled up on top.
The doctor calculated with three-
quarter rations to each man and full
rations to the dogs, they might hold
out for three weeks.
By 3 In the afternoon everything was
ready for the start.
It was almost dark, for, though the
sun had reappeared above the horizon
since the 31st of January, Its light was
feeble and of short duration.
moon would rise about half-past 6.
The days wore on. Progress was
slow. Blinding snow storms held them
back. Moreover, the men, in spite of
their Iron will, began to show signs
of fatigue. Halts became more fre
quent. and yet every hour was pre
cious, for the provisions were rapidly
coming to an end.
On the 14th of March, after sixteen
days' march, the little party found
themselves only yet In the eighty-sec
ond latitude. Their strength was ex
hausted, and they had a hundred miles
more to go. Rations had to be still
further reduced. Each man must he
content with a fourth part, to allow
the dogs their full quantity.
Worst of all there were only seven
charges of powder left, and six balls.
A little game was shot, but quickly
devoured. The weury men could hard
ly drag themselves along by now. The
dogs had began to gnaw their traces.
Their last meal, on the Sunday even
ing, was a very sad one—unless help
came, their doom was sealed.
The next morning Johnson saw a
bear of huge dimensions. The old sailor
took It into his head that heaven had
sent this bear specially for him to kill;
and wlthlng waking his comrades, he
seized the doctor’s gun, and wus soon
On reaching the right distance he
took aim; but. Just as his finger touch-
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ed the trigger, he felt his arm tremble.
His thick gloves hampered him, he
threw them off. But what a cry of
agony escaped him! The skin of his
fingers stuck to the gun as If It had
been red-hot. and he was forced to let
It drop. The sudden fall made It go
off. and the ball wis discharged In the
It was the last bullet.
Dr. Clawbonny came out and saw
what had happened. He dragged the
poor fellow Into the tent, where he
made him plunge his han-’ Into a howl
of water. Johnson’s hands had hardly
touched It before It froze immediately.
"You are Just In time; I should have
had to amputate soon," said the doc
C H APTER III.
That morning they had no breakfast.
Pemmican and salt beef were both
gone. Not a crumb of biscuit remain
ed. They were obliged to content
tliemsolves with half a cup of hot cof
fee and start off again.
They scarcely went three miles be
fore they were compelled to give up
the day. They had no supper but cof
fee, and the dogs were so ravenous
that they were almost devouring each
Another day—thirty-four hours since
they had tasted food. Yet they contin
ued their march, sustained by tlielr su
perhuman energy of purpose. They
had to push the sledge themselves, for
the dogs could no longer draw IL
Then Johnson drew haggard-eyed
and wild. He caught the doctor's arm
"That bear Is following us," he cried,
"A bear following us?”
"Yes, for the last two days."
"Have you seen him?”
“ Yes, about a mile leeward.”
“Terrible. And we haven’t a single
hall to send after him!” said the doc
"He Is reckoning on a good feed of
human flesh!” cried Johnson, hts brain
giving way. "He Is sure enough of his
m eal!" continued the poor fellow. "Ho
.nust be hungry, and I do not see why
we should keep him watting.”
"Johnson, calm yourself."
"No. Mr. Clawbonny, since we must
die, why prolong the suffering of the
poor beast? He Is famished like our
selves. There are no seals for him to
eaL and heaven sends him men! So
much the better for him. that's a ll!"
Johnson was fast going mad. The
situation was desperate. “Johnson.''
said the doctor. “ I shall kill that bear
“To-m orrow !" said Johnson, as If
waking up from some bad dream.
"You have no bullets.’
T i l make one."
"You have no lead!"
"No, but I have mercury.”
So saying, he took the th.-rmnmeter
which stood at 60 degrees at<ove zero,
went outside and laid It on a block of
lea At dawn they rushed out to look
at IL All the mercury had frozen Into
a hard piece of metal ready for use.
Just then Hatteras made his appear-
anee. and the doctor told him his pro
ject and showed him tits mercury.
The captain grasped his hand slleol-
ly and the three went off In quest of
They soon sighted him, about 800
"Friends, this Is no Idle sport." said
Hatteras. “We must act prudently.
"Yes," replied the doctor, "we have
but the one shot. We must not miss.
He would outstrip a hare In fleetness!"
"We must go right up to him," said
Hatteras. "I have a plan."
"What Is It?" asked the doctor.
"Well, you kept the skin of the seal
you killed, didn't you?"
"It Is on the sledge."
"A ll right!
We'll get It. Leave
Johnson here to watch It."
At the snow hut. Hatteras slipped
Into the seal skin.
“Now, give me the gun," he said.
"Courage, Hatteras!" said the doc
tor. handing him the weapon, which he
hud loaded with the mercury bullet.
Soon a seal was making Its way to
ward the beur. It was a perfect Imi
tation. The bear, greedy-eyed, waited.
When the seal was ten paces away
the monster sprang forward with a
tremendous bound, hut stopped short,
stupefied and frightened when Hntter-
as threw off his disguise, knelt on one
knee and aimed straight at the bear's
heart. He fired and the huge monster
rolled buck on the Ice.
(To be continued.)
G AY COLORS FOR MEN.
M a y Be M e re E le g a n tly
ttreil th a n In M a n y Y e a r s .
I f the foremost tailors In the world
have their way about It. the man of
the near future will be the creature of
vastly more sartorial elegance than
he has been since the good old silk-
stocking days, when a sword and a
lace ruffle were as much a part of his
attire as are the shirts and white col
lars of the present age. the Washing
ton Post says.
One aesthetic men’s costumer, at the
recent London convention that was
attended by tailors from all of the Im
portant countries of the world, voiced
the opinion that the sack suit was be
coming entirely too bourgeois and that
even the conventional clothing worn
at day and evening functions was so
plebeian as to require a general revo
lution. It Is his desire that the som-
ber fiock and spike-tail coats shall
blossom forth anew. In gay greens,
plums, blues and browns, that our un
graceful trousers shall give way be
fore a return to tbe elegant breeches,
that waistcoats shall take on the hues
of Joseph’s famous garments, and that
the hats shall be made to match other
articles of dress. It Is a noteworthy
fact that his colleagues shared his
views In the matter, and that they
scattered to the four corners of the
earth, determined to do all within
their ¡tower to work a reform in mas
And why not,, pray?
Are we so
bound by the thongs of convention
that we dare not revert to the becom
ing fashions of our ancestors? If our
wives bedecked themselves In gay rai
ment, having pre-empted the rights
that were originally ours, as the su
perior animal, why may we not do like
wise? The answer Is simple. Plainly,
we are too cowardly. How often does a
man gaze with covetous eyes upon a
flaming red cravat In a shop window,
only to turn away with a sigh, fearful
of the ridicule that wearing It would
bring from family and friends!
The appearance of Mark Twain In
tho capita], clad In clothes of white
broadcloth, Is fresh In the minds of
all Washingtonians. What a furore
resulted! The newspapers printed col
umns about It, and tfiose who would
have emulated the example were
scared off by publicity. The same fate
befell a prominent New Yorker, who,
laat winter, had the temerity to ap
pear in a faslonable cafe clad In a
dress suit of blue, and. on the follow
ing night, one of brown cloth. He had
What we need Is a man of unim
peachable position and indomitable
courage, who can be strong enough
to defy tradition and ridicule until
the excitement subsides, when there
la no question that he would have
thousands of Imitators. And really, It
would be delightful If we could find
substitutes for some of the atrocities
of modern masculine attire, and re
vert, In some degree, at least, to the
comfortable and graceful styles of our
ancestors. Just as the fair sex Is per
mitted, at Intervals, to don robee fash
ioned after the models worn by the
grandmothers of long ago.
M is ta k e n
Id e n tity .
" I always did enjoy that scene In
which Hamlet comes out and solilo
quizes," said Mr. Cumrox.
"M y dear,” replied his wife, “ you
are confused again:
You have got
ten Hamlet mixed up with that vaude
ville person who cornea out and
throws hia voice."— Washington Star.
A c tio n *
The Sunday school class was sing
ing “ I want to be an angel.” “ Why
don't you sing louder. Bobby?” “ I'm
singing aa loud as I feel,” explained
Bobby.— The Delineator.
C k olrra .
No race Is safe from cholera,
deadliest to negroes.
China ha* ten cities with popula
tlous of over half a million.