JpOORIIflUSEWpALACE 1 BTJIR I CHAPTER XIV, Mary returned home and a few days later was solicited to take charge of mall select school. But Mrs. Mssoa thought it best for ber to return to Mount Holyoke and accordingly she de clined Mr. Knight's offer, greatly to his disappointment, and that of many others. One morning about a week after her return she announced her Intention of fishing her mother's grave. "I am ac customed to so much exercise," said she, "that I can easily walk three miles, and perhaps on my way home I shall get ride." " Mrs. Mason made no objection, and Mary was soon on ber way. She was a rapid walker, and almost before she was aware of It reached the village. As she came near Mrs. Campbell's the wish nat nrally arose that Ella should accompany her. Looking up, she saw her sister in the garden snd called to her. "Wha-a-t?" was the very loud and un civil answer which came back to her, and In a moment Ella appeared round the cor ner of the house, carelessly swinging her straw hat and humming a fashionable song. On seeing ber sister she drew back the corners of her mouth into some thing which she intended for a smile, and said, "Why, I thought it was Bridget calling me, you looked so much like ber In that gingham sunbonnet. Won't you come In?" "Thank yon," returned Mary. "I was going to moher's grave, and thought per haps you would like to accompany me." "Oh, no," said Ella, In her usual drawl ing tone, "I don't know as I want to go. I was there last week, and saw the mon ument." "What monument?" asked Mary, and Ella replied: "Why, didn't you know that Mrs. Ma son, or the town, or somebody, bad bought a monument, with mother's and father's and Franky's and Allie's names on It?" Mary, hurrying on, soon reached the graveyard, where, as Ella had said, there stood by her parents' graves a large, handsome monument. William Bender was the first person who came Into her mind, and as she thought of all that had passed between them, and of this last proof of his affection, she seated herself among the tall grass and flowers which grew upon her mother's grave and burst Into tears. Bhe had not sat there long ere she was roused by the sound of a footstep. Looking op, she saw before her the young gentleman who the year pre vious had visited her school In Itlce Cor ner. Heating himself respectfully by ber side, be spoke of the tbrce graves, and asked If they were her friends who slept there. There was something so kind and affectionate in his voice and manner that Mary could not repress her tears, and, snatching up her bonnet, which she had thrown aside, she hid her face in It and again wept. For a time Mr. Stuart suffered her to weep, and then gently removed the clnir- ham bonnet, and, holding ber band be tween his, he tried to divert her mind by talking upon other topics, asking her bow she had been employed during the year, and appearing greatly pleased when told that she had been at Mount Holyoke. Observing at length that her eyes con stantly rested upon the monument, he spoke of that, praising its beauty, and asking if it were her taste. "No," said she. "I never saw It until to-day, and did not even know It was here." "Someone wished to surprise you, I dare say," returned Mr. Stuart "It was manufactured In Boston, I see. Have von frlen.ln thr7" ... .. . Mary replied that she had one, a Mr, Bender, to which Mr. Stuart quickly re Joined. "Is It William Bender? I have heard of him through our mutual friend, George Moreland, whom you perhaps have seen." Mary felt the earnest gase of the large, dark eyes which were flied upon her face, and coloring deeply, she replied that they came from England in the same ves sel. "Indood!" said Mr. Stunrt. "When I return to the city shall I refresh his mem ory a little with regard to you?" "I'd rather you would not," answered Mary. "Our paths In life are very dif ferent; and he, of course, would feel no interest In me." "Ara I to conclude that you, too, feel no Interest In him?" returned Mr. Stuart, aud again bis large eyes reseted on Mary s face with a curious einresslon But she made no reply, and, soon rising up saia it was time for nor to go home, vacation was over, and again In the balls of Mount Holyoke was heard the tread of many feet, and the sound of youthful voices as one by one the pupils came back to their accustomed places. For a time Mary was undecided whether to return or not, for much as she desired an education she could not help feeling amicaie aooui receiving It from a stran ger, nut Mrs. Mason, to whom all her tnouguts and reelings were confided, ad vised her to return, and accordingly the first d.ny of the term found her again at Mount MoiyoKe, wnere she was warmly woivoiiieu dj ner teacuers and compan ions. Still, it did not seem like the nl.len time, for Ida was not there, and Jenny's merry laugh was gone. Patiently and perseverlngly through the year sue stuuieu, storing her mind with useful knowledge; and when at last the annual examination came, not one In the senior class stood higher, or was m-ad uated with more honor than herself. Mrs. Mason, who was there, listened with all a parent's pride and fondness to her auiipiea cniui, as sue promptly responded 10 every question. Hut it was not Mrs. Mason's presence alone which Incited mary w no so well. Among the crowd of spectators she caught a glimpse of a race wnicq twice before she had seen once In the school room at Rice Corner ami once in tne graveyard at Chlcopee, Turn which way she would, she felt rath er man saw how Intently Mr. Stuart watcnea ner, and when at last the exer cises were over, and she with others arose to receive her diploma, she Invol untarily glanced in the direction whence she knew he sat. For an Instant their eyes met, and In the expression of his she read an approval warmer than words could have expressed. That night Mary s:U alone in her room, listening almost nervously to the sound of every footstep, aud half-startlug up If It came near her door. But for certain reasons Mr. Stuart did not thluk proper to call, and while Mary was confidently expecting him he was several miles on bis way home. In a day or two Mary returned to Chic opee, but did not, like Ella, lay her books aiiitt and consider her education finished. uevotea to study, or reading of some kind. For several weeks nothing was allowed to Interfere with this arrange ment, but at the end of that thus the quiet of Mrs. Mason's bouse was dis turbed by the unexpected arrival of Aunt Martha and Ida, who came up to Cblco- pee for the purpose of luduclng Mrs. Ma son and Mary to spend the coming winter In Boston. At first Mrs. Mason hesitat ed, but every objection which either she or Mary raised was so essily put aside that she finally consented, saying she would be ready to go about the middle of November. CHAPTER XV. "Come this way, Mary. I'll show you your chamber, it s right here next to mine," said Ida Seld-jn, as on the evening of ber friend's arrival she led her up to a handsomely furnished apartment, which for many weeks bad borne the title of "Mary's room." "Oh, how pleasant!" was Mary's excla mation, as she surveyed the room la which everything was arranged with such perfect taste. Mary was too happy to speak, and. dropping into the easy-chair, she burst into tears. In a moment Ida, too, was seated In the same chair, with her arm around Mary's neck. Then, as her own eyes chanced to fall upon some vases, she brought one of them to Mary, saying, "See, thess are for you a- present from one who bade me present them with his compliments to the little girl who nursed him on board the Windermere, and who cried because be called ber ugly!" Marys heart was almost audible in Its beating, and her cheeks took on the hue of the cushlous on which she reclined. Re turning the vase to the muntclplece, Ida came back to her side, and, bending close to her face, whispered: "Cousin George told me of you years ago, when be first came here, but I forgot all about It, and when we were at Mount Holyoke I never suspected that you were the little girl he used to talk so much about. But a few days before he went away be reminded me of It again, and then I understood why he was so much interested in von. I wonder you never told me you knew him. for, of course, you like him. You can't help It." Mary only heiu-d a part of what Ida said. "Just before he went away." Was he gone, and should she not see him af ter all? A cloud gathered upon her brow, ana Ida, readily divining its cause, re plied, "Yes, George Is gone. Either he or father must go to New Orleans, and so George, of course, went. Isn't It too bad? I cried and fretted, but he only pulled my ears, and said be should think I'd be glad, for he knew we wouldn't want a six-footer domineering over us, and following us everywhere, as he would surely do were be at home." Mary felt more disappointed than she was willing to acknowledge, and for a moment she half-wished herself back in Chlcopee, but soon recovering her equa nimity, she ventured to ask how long George was to be gone. "Until April, I believe," said Ida; "but anyway you are to stay until he conws, for Aunt Martha promised to Tteep you. I don't know exactly what George said to her about you, but they talked together more than two hours, and she says you are to take music lessons and drawing lessons, and all that. George is very fond of music." The next morning between 10 and 11 the doorbell rang, and in a moment Jen ny Lincoln, whose father's house wa Just opposite, came tripping into tho par lor. (She bad lost tu a measure that 10 tundlty of person so offensive to her mother, and It seemed to Mary that there was a thoughtful expression on her face never seen there before, but In all other respects she was the same affectionate, merry-hearted Jenny. i jusi mis uuutite nearu you were here, and came over Just as I was," said sue. Alter asking Mary If she wasn sorry George hod gone, and if she ex pected to find Mr. Stuart, Bhe-said, "I suppose you know Ella is here, and breaking everybody's heart, of course. Bhe went to a concert with us lust even ing, and looked perfectly beautiful. Hen ry says she Is the handsomest girl he ever saw, and I do hope she'll make something of him, but I'm afraid he Is only trifling with her." If there was a person lu the world whom Mary thoroughly detested It was Henry Lincoln, and her eyes sparkled ana Hashed so ludignnntly that Ida no ticed It, and secretly thought that Henry i-iincom wouiu for once find his match, After a time Mary turned to Jenny, say lug, "Xou haven t told me a word about about William Bender. Is he well?" Jenny blushed deeply, and, hastily re- piyiug mat ne was me last time she saw him, started up, whispering In Mary's ear, "Oh, I've got ao much to tell you nut i must go now." Ida accompanied her to the door, and asked why Rose, too, did not call. In her usual frank, open way Jenny answer ed, xou know why. Rose Is so nueer Ida understood her, and replied. "Verv well; but tell her that If she doesn't see Bt to notice my visitors I certainly shall not te ponce to hers." This message had the desired effect, for Hose, who was daily expecting a Miss King from Philadelphia, felt that nothing wouiu mortiry ner more than to be neg lected by Ida, who was rather a leader among the young fashionables. Accord ingly, after a long consultation with her mother, she concluded it best to call uiv oa Mary. In the course of the afternoon, chancing to b near tho front window, she saw Mr. Selden's carriage drive away from his door with Ida and her visitor. "Now Is my time," thought she: and without a word to her mother or Jennv sue mrew on her bonnet and shawl, and in ner mm trench slippers stemied across the street aud rang Mr. Selden's doorbell. Of course she was "so disap pointed not to find tho young ladies at home," and, leaving her card for them, tripped back highly pleased with her own cleverness. Meantime Ida and Mary were enlovlnu their ride about the city, until, coming suddeuly upon an organ grinder and monkey, the spirited horses became frightened and ran. upsetting the car riage and drugging it some distance. For tunately Ma was ouly bruised, but Mary received a sever cut upon her head, which, with the fright, caused her to faint. A youug man who was nsasino- down the st'.eet, and saw the accident, Immediately came to the rescue; and when Msi-y awoke to consciousness Billy Render was supporting her and centlv push!ug back from her face the thick brruds of her long hafr. ho is she? Who is she?" asked the no one answered nntil young gentle man, Issuing from one of the fashiona ble saloons, came blustering up, demand ing "what the row was." Upon seeing Ida, his manner changed instantly, and he ordered the crowd to "stand back," at the same time forcing his way forward until he caught a sight of Mary's face. "Whew! Bill," said he, "your old flame, the pauper, Isn't It?" It was fortunate for Henry Lincoln that Billy Bender's arms were both In use, otherwise be might have measured his length upon the sidewalk. As it was, Billy frowned sngrily upon bim, and in a fierce whisper bade falm beware how be used Miss Howard's name. By this time the horses were caught, another carriage procured, and Mary, still supported by Billy Bender, was carefully lifted Into It and borne back to Mr. Selden's house. Many of Ida's friends, hearing of the accident, flocked in to see and to Inquire after the young lady who was injured. Among the first who called was Lizzie Upton from Chicopee. On her way home she stopped at Mrs. Campbell's, where she was Immediately beset by Ella, to know "who the beautiful young lady was that Henry Lincoln had so heroically saved from a violent death dragging ber out from under the horses heels!" LIzzht looked at her a moment In sur prise, and then replied, "Why, Miss Campbell, Is It possible you don't know It was your own sister? It was Henry Lincoln himself who had given Ella her information, without, how ever, telling the lady's name; and now. when she learned that twas Mary, she was too much surprised to answer, and Lizzie continued: "I think you are labor ing under a mistake. It was not Mr. Lincoln who saved your slster'a life, but a young law student, whom you perhaps have seen walking with George More- land." , Ella replied that she never saw George Moreland, as he left Boston before she came; and then as she did not seem at all anxious to know whether Mary was much Injured or not, Lizzie soon took ber leave. Long after she was gone Ella sat alone in the parlor, wondering why Hen ry should tell her such a falsehood, and if he really thought Mary beautiful. Poor, simple Kiln! Sue was fast learning to live on Henry Lincoln's smile, to believe each word that he said; to watch nerv ously for his coining, and to weep if he stayed away. (To be continued.) Two or three tours each moruing wer j eager Toices of the group around; but MAKING GIRLS HAPPY ON FARMS Mrs, Meredith Tells Abont the School for Farm iV Wires in Minnesota. What tho Weat la doing In the way of training girls to live happy lives on farms was very ably shown at Hunt ington hall, Boston, recently by Mrs. Virginia C. Meredith, preceptress of the school of agriculture of Minnesota uni versity. Mrs. Meredith has herself conducted a successful stock farm for many years, and she believes thoroughly In the farm life for young people. "The farm home," she said, "Is to my mind the Ideal home, and I am glad to say the thought lu our school Is always to educate the girl for the life she will have to live. "At first we had only boys In the school, but when these, noticing that their sisters and sweethearts needed to learn Just what they were learn ing, begged us to take girls, too, we did so, and now for four years we have been training farmers' daugh ters to make happy farm homes. ', "Our girls study side by side with the boys the different breeds of live stock and the various developments of plant life. A farmer's wife needs to know how to tell a shorthorn from a longhorn, and what season is best for , planting corn. "We have been hearing In the past , much about the man's desire to get away from the farm. The reason for The Dunkards originated in Ger many, out of which country they were driven by persecution early In the eighteenth century. They came to Pennsylvania on the Invitation of Wil liam Penn, and In that State they throve and grew numerous. Until re cently Pennsylvania has been the head center of the Duukards, but so many of them have emigrated to the farm lands of the far West that the center has now shifted. It was from one of the Pennsylvania communities that sprang an even more curious and Interesting development that of the monastic Town of Ephreta, Pa., once a manufacturing and com mercial metropolis, now a mere vil lage. Nearly 200 years ago Conrad BeisseL of Dunkard parentage, was baptized Into the German Baptist Church. He was a man of great study and pious zeal, and he became convinced that the seventh, instead of the first, day of the week should- be observed as the Sabbath day. He wrote tracts In sup port of this view and urged It so strongly that, to avoid trouble, he was finally compelled to withdraw from membership In the society. He retired into what was then a wilderness and made bis home In an old cave on the bank of a river, where he lived the life of a hermit. Gradually some of bis friends and others who were convinced that he had the right way of thinking gathered about bis cavern, and in 1732 a communistic life was entered upon by those who followed ' him. The men of the society wore long white flannel gowns and cowls, with shirts, trousers, and vests of the same materlul. The women were attired In the same way, with the exception that a short petti coat was substituted for tho trousers. There were no vows of celibacy taken nor required, though the Idea was servances. Altogether they now num ber more than 100,000 members, though there Is not much If any growth In their numbers of recent years. The young people who grow up In the denomina tion seem to be more aud more Inclined to leave it In recent years for some faith which will give them more lib erty of thought and action. Every congregation of the Dunkards Is entirely Independent of the rest and elects Its own deacons, ministers, and Bishops. None of the clergy Is paid a reirular salary, but If he Is poor the church members will contribute to his support. When there are questions which Involve more than one congrega tion district and general conferences are held, and the Dunkards meet by the thousands In the open air to settle them. At every conference, as well as at the love-feasts which are held In every congregation twice a year, the first cer emony Is that of the washing of feet All the men of the congregation sit on one side of the meeting-bouse and all the women on the other side. Then, as the candles are lit, the members on the front benches remove their shoes and stockings. Men and women come In, carrying tubs of lukewarm water, and a man on the man's side and a woman on the woman's side then wash tho feet, one by one, shaking the right hand of each Individual as the washing is completed and giving the kiss of peace. Closely following the person who does the washlug comes another person, girded about the waist with a long towel, who wipes the feet and bestows the kiss of peace and the right hand of fellowship In his or her turn. As one benchful has the ceremony per formed another takes its place until all the congregation has taken part. While the feet washing is in progress the min ister makes a brief speech or reads nnrtant papers. As ne ninne ,.m.. investigation of his bng he snld: "If I did leave those papers I'm fonl." He continued the search, and a mo- nient later exclaimed: ni iPt it'll turn out I'm a fool! For the third time he rummaged through the bag. and as he reached the iimr hundle he repeated: "Yes, sir, I believe It'll turn out I'm a fool!" Now the traveling British public irrentlr resents any disturbance of Its solemn silence, and a man on the other side of the compartment, who had list ened frownlneiy to the farmers denul tlun of his own status, looked over his newspaper and said, with sarcastic In terest "nhllce me. sir. by laying a little money that same way for me." The proposition was not accepted, partly because betting is immoral, and partly because the farmer felt that his companion would have a sure thing. His Shining Future. A cab driver of the nlgbthawk spe cies, who begins to look for his prey even before the sun goes down, patron Izes a little Italian bootblack named Tony. Every evening about 0 o'clock he pulls up In front of Tony's stand climbs from his perch, seats himself In the chair and demands a shine. Tony always responds with great alacrity, but never gets any pay. Still he seems satisfied. "How Is It you shine his shoes for nothing?" asked another cus tomer last evening, as the Jehu climbed up ,to his seat and drove off. "Dat's a Jeem," replied Tony, smiling until his white teeth fairly gleamed. "Jeem ls-a ma frlen'." "Yes, be seems to be your friend," said the man lu. the chair. "You give him a shine every night, don't you? What has he ever done for you?" "Oil, Jeem, he's-a all right," replied Tony. "He's a good-a fel. ne say to me once: 'Tony, you glve-a me a shine evra day, an' some-a time I tak-a you out an' give-a you a ride.'" "How long ngo was that?" asked the customer. "T'ree year ago," said Tony, still smiling. "Sorne-a time, Jeem, he tak-a me out. Jeem, he's a good-a fel." Philadelphia Record, KISS OF PKAC '. WASHING THB FEIT. COSTUMES OP DUNKARDS. taught by Belssel. Both the brothers aud sisters were kiwwu by monastic names. About these two monastic communities gathered a good sized community of people who believed In the doctrines taught by Belssel and wanted to follow him. All property was held In common, and lu a few years the farm lands held by the com munity and worked by the brothers and his restlessness lies In the dlssatisfac- lste became extremely productive ' a nrl valnnh u I Iro Inn 11 v n Ida 3,vui.ln -. UlUUUII. IUU UUIIJ U1DU UUUlllljJ mills, paper and saw mills, and woolen tlon of bis women folk with farm life. They needed to be taught that it was Interesting to make a farm home. "We give our girls special work adapted to women In the home, such as cookery, which extends through the three years, dairy chemistry, and plant life. Butter-making Is not drudgery to the girl who understands the why of it, and sewing is rapidly ceasing to become a lost art now that girls see that pntterns are comprehensible things and not Chinese puzzles. "The girl Is taught, too, about tex tiles, a most interesting subject from tiie rarmer s standpoint; and she at tends lectures on household art which suitability Is shown to be the desideratum of a purchase of furniture. "The application made in our school of mechanical drawing that of design ing model farmhouses will have great influence on the coming farm home of Minnesota. When the present generation build houses they will be convenient ones." Ao Amusing Trick. An ingenious tricit has turned up which cau be played with either match es or tooth-picks the latter preferably, You simply take up a bunch of matches or tooth-picks, anywhere from one to two dozen, and, holding them tightly In both hands break them In the centre, men throw them on the table and say. The man who gets the last one pays ror the cigars." At the same time you take out one piece. That makes It absolutely cer- tatn-as there must then necessarily be an odd number in the pile that your companion will get the last piece. It Is curious to see how often this trick may be played before the victim can begin to understand the principle upon which it is worked. Photographing Jewelry. Photographing Jewelry Is an excellent way of protecting It, though compara tlvely few American women take that precaution. In England the custom of wearing Jewelry In photographs Is much more prevalent than It Is In Naw York. Pictures of English women of wealth and position usually display the eutire contents or their Jewelry bores. and their tiaras, stomachers aud neck laces are frequently conspicuous enough to be serviceable as a means of Identification were they stolen, al- tnougn mieves rarely dare to keep such things Intact for even the briefest time. American women owning valuable Jewelry are not likely to possess any photographs of it, unless they were es pecially taken. And that precaution has so far beeu observed in few cases. Chines Funerals. In China funeral processions hav the right of way In the streets and all traf- nc must make way for them. mills were erected on the banks of the river by the community, and at one time they were the largest mills of their kind in the United States. The In come from all these enterprises was large, and It all went Into the com mon fund and was used for the com mon support. The community was also active In proselyting, and set up one of the first printing presses in the country to turn out its own books and tracts. Now the mills are almost all In ruins. The great estate of the old community has practically passed out of the hands of the few surviving members of the society, and the last of the brothers in white gowns has long since passed away. , The old cloisters, where the brothers and sisters lived nntil a few years ago, are now leased to a number of fumilles and are fast crumbling Into decay. Within their walls one will first be struck with the strange fact that all the doors are extremely small and of the same size, measuring exactly five feet In height and twenty Inches In width. This, It is explained by the old Dunkards who still live about Ephreta, was intended to be a constant reminder to . the faithful, as they stooped and twisted to get through the doors, that the way which leadeth to eternal life Is narrow and steep. These Dunkards are Inclined to live together in communities, though this is less pronounced than formerly. They are cut off from the rest of the world not only by their peculiar dress but by many of the religious beliefs and ob- from the Bible some passages alluding to the ceremony. In the meeting-houses the back of every third bench is so arranged that It can be turned on a pivot and trans formed into a table, about which the faithful gather for the sacrament of the Lord's supper. The pew back Is Covered with a white cloth, upon which are placed large bowls of soup. Three or four people help themselves from each of these bowls. After this the communion Itself Is administered, and the services conclude with tlte singing of hymns and preaching. In case of sickness among the mem bers of the church the orthodox mem bers cling to the ancient ceremonies of anointing the patient with oil aud pray ing over him. Word of each case of III ness Is sent to the elders of the church, and at an appointed time they appear, pour oil upon the head of the sick man, lay their hands upon his head, and of fer prayers In his behalf. Baptism Is administered in running water and by threefold Immersion. Aimncf nil a 1. n . VI. llJC iuuaaras are en gaged In farming. They will suffer a wrong rather than go to law nhnnr it and are not accustomed to take any part In politics, though more and more oi tne young men of the church are to be found among those who vote regularly and take an Intelligent In terest in matters of public policy. The old-fashioned Dunkards pride them selves on the peculiarities which sep arate them from other people, and are accustomed to refer to the members of thir church as "God's peculiar people " But It Is the disinclination of the young people of their church to cut them selves off from others of their own age that has proved to be the greatest weakness of the church. It Is said to be barely holding Its own at tho pres ent time. , A Kentucky Author, Mrs. Lucy Cleaver McElroy, the author of "Juletty," was born In Leba non, Ky.. and has lived all her life In that State. As a girl Mrs. McElroy Joined In all her fa t b e r ' s sports and lived an out-of-d o o r s-llfe. This manner of living she kept up after ber marriage, and It was while riding to hounds with her husband that she was thrown from her horse and made an Invalid for life. She wrote "Juletty" trying circumstances. thor lay on her back or when scarce able to hold a pen, she picked out the words with one hand on a typewriter. Yet she writes with a fullness of life and Joyousness that any lover of field sports might envy. MRS. m'klhoy. under the most While the au- Origin of "Grass Widow." Society In India, it appears from the Bengal papers, is being disturbed just now over the origin of the term "grass widow," and a considerable amount of research has been directed to the subject. So far the inquiries made have succeeded In tracing the word back to the year 1844, when it was used in the Calcutta Review. In the opinion of qualified philologists the term- B a corruption of the much older one "grace widow." This Is derived from "vidua de gratia," which may be in terpreted literally as "widow by fa vor." London News. a-I A ft Mlha UtU. lyUKUWQ ta . - . 1 pinu-or io it. i Bmlih ' Oldetit Establlsned Uoiiae in thevaju-j DEALER IN Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes, Hardware, Flour and Feed, etc, This old-established house will m tinue to pay cash for all its goodi u pays no rent; it employs a clerk W does not have to divide with a partni All dividends are made with canton,; in the way of reasonable prices GEO. T. PR1THEH, FRED B. Um V. 8. Commissioner and Notary Public PRATHER&BARNES Hood River, Oregon. Abstracts, Conveyancing, Heal Lstate, Money to Loan, Insurance, LOTS & BLOCKS FOR SALE, Tsxei raid for non-residenia Wats and hlanks lu stork. Correspondence Solicits! Township Telephone St. DAVIDSON FRUIT CO, shippers or HOOD RIVER'S FAMOUS FRUITS PACKERS OF THE Hood River Brand of Canned Fruits. MANUFACTURERS OP Boxes and Fruit Packages Fertilizers & Agricultural Implement-!. it RULES, PORTLAND I !1 NAVIGATION CO. STEAMERS Regulator" and "Dalles City" Dally, except Sunday, between The Uallxs, Hnoit Klver, Ctt.cnle I ooki, Vancouver nl Portlitml, Touching at way points on both lde of the i.oiumuia Kiver. Both of the shove steamers have henn rohnl i and are in excel lent shape fol the sea.-on of 1WL The Regulator Line nil! endeavor to give lu patrona the best service possible. For comfort, economy and pleasure, travel by the steamers of the Regulator Line. Dalles City leaves The Dalles at 7 a.m. Tuei day.Thnrsdayand Saturday, Regulator leave! at 7 a m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Leave Portland at 7 a.m. ; arrive at The Dllei p.m. Arrive at Portland 4:80 p.m. Portland office, Oak street dock. The Dalles office, Court street. W. C. ALL AW AY, General Agenl. WHITE COLLAR LINE. Sir. " Tahoma," Daily Round Trips, except Sunday. tim r rmii Leave Portland. ..7 a.m. Leave Astoria... .7 a.m. A Complimentary Indorsement. A farmer was traveling to London In quest of legal advice, and dnrlnr tho Journey became Impressed with the be lief that he had left behind certain ini- " Great Men's Playfellows. j nomas Jercerson's happiest hours were spent in working and iaylng wim uis cuiiaren and grandchildren, Lharles Dickens found his best recrea tion in the same way. Abraham Lin coin soothed the anxieties of war days by romping with his boys In the White House. And New England's grand old man, Everett Hale, has kept young In spite of a long life of hard public labor by cultivating the society of his chll- dren and their children. Indianapolis iews. The Biggest Clock in America The biggest clock hi America Is in the tower of a public building in Thiladel phia. It Is 351 feet from the pavement Its bell weighs over 20,000 pounds. The dial Is 2o feet in diameter, the minute hand 12 feet long, and the hour hand 9 feet, the numerals on the face being 2 feet 8 Inches In length. A three- iiorse-power engine winds the clock, Pome Ll-itinctlon in Tha o,n n..- i ... . one ura i ici uij reiusai or your proposal emDitter you, Mr. Simpkins He-Oh, no; after all, It is something to have been rejected by a girl who owns a $ouu aog. World's Greatest Match Factory iuc mggesi iuiucu xactory In the worm is at iiaanaim, Sweden. It em r.1., r,. . p.wja vwi i,4w men, and manufac tures uany vw.wo boxes of matches. MINERAL SPRINQS HOTEL, AT WEST BADEN, IND., DESTROYED BY F.RE. f raj-;,;,- Yit:;v ' . .- " 'M , In J ' .-. i iff-!.1 X S V'.-. i..v. - ,,- "r-wsv, 11 f (. : It ' a at fc.-i I K J v . - :.i ,n- . .,s : . - -h ;:!:', ... . " The Dalles-Portland Route Str. "Bailey Gatzert," Daily Round Trips, except Sunday. ' TIMR nun. Leave Portland...7 a.m. I Leave ThcDallfsl p.m, Arrive TheDallesSp.m. ArrivePortlandllp.m. ; Mealm tha Vary Beat. This route has the grandest scenic attraciions on earth. Sunday trips a leading feature. Landing and office, fool of Aider street. Both 'phones, Main 351, Portland, Or. E.W. CRrCHTON, Agent, Portland. JOHN M. F1LLOON, Agent. The Dalles. A. J. TAYLOR, Agent, Astoria. PRATHER & BARNES, Agonts at Hood River w J! lo Oregon , Shoj$t line and Union Pacific Dkpart time SCHEDULES I ABMVI From Hood River, r I ; ; ri,io 8u,t Lftke Denver, , , Chicago Kt. Worth.Omaha, Portlnnd Special Kansas City, 8t. Special iiuoa. m. i Louis,Chicagoand 2:0op.m. East. . Walla Walla Iwls epokane ton,8pokaiie.Min- Portland lyer neapolis,8t. faul, .a p.m. Dulutli, lillwan- 4:30a.m. kee,CliicagoLKast ,, ., Salt Lake, Denver, . : Mail and Ft. Worth.Omaha, Mall snd t!iPress Kansas City, 6t. Express n:42p. m. Lonis, Chicago and 6:42a.m.' East. . OCEAN AND RIVER SCHEDULE FROM PORTLAND. lp.m. All sailing dates 4:00 p.m. subject to change For San Francheo fcail every & days. ... . ( -. Daily Celumbia Itlvsr 4:00 p.m. Ex. holiday Sttantrs. Ex. Sunday :00 d. m. Saturday To Astoria snd Way n':UU p. m. Landings. ! 6:43 a.m. Wlllaauirts Rlvsr. 4:90 p. m. tx. Sunday Oregon City, New- Ex. Sunday berg, Salem, Inde- pendence Way landings. . T,!"ir '"" sas Yam- f S:n-m. 'dSat. andFri. Oregon City, Day ton. A Way Laud- - nigs. lies., 1 bur Mon., Wed. nd Sat. Portland to Corral- and Fit lis 4 Way Land- . ings. - Ly. Riparia Ssakb River. Lv.LewlfiOB Riparia to Lewiston s-" oaiiy daily For low rates ami other information write to A. L. CRAIG, General PasseiiKer limit Portland. Or. EAGLET, A seat, Hood Kiver.