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flie Doctor's -ilemtaa
Awfully fast tlma sped away. It w"
.the aacond weak la March I passed In
Bark; tie second wk In May cam up
on ma aa If borna by a whirlwind. It
waa only a mouth to tha day ao long
fiicd upon for our marriage.- My mother
began to fldget about my going over fo
London to fit myself out with wedding
clothes. Julla'a waa going on fiiet to
completion. Our trip to Switzerland waa
distinctly planned out. Go I must to
London; order my wedillug uit I muat.
But flrat there could be no harm In run
ning OTar to fcsrk to aee Olivia once
mora. As aoon aa I waa married I would
teU Julia all about her. But If either
arm or ankle went wrong for want of at
tention, I ahould never forgive royaelf.
It waa the lat time I could aee Olivia
before my marriage. Aftarwards I ahould
aea much of her; for Julia would Invite
her to our houte, and be a friend to her.
I apent a wretchedly aleepleea night; aud
whenever I doied I uw Olivia before me,
weeping bitterly, and refuting to oe cow
, From St. Sampiou'e we aet aail straight'
tor the Havre Gossslin. To my extreme
aurprlae and chagrin. Captain Carey an
nounced his intention of landing with
me, and leaving the yacht in charge of
Me man to await our return.
"Tha ladder la exceeelvely awkward,"
I objected, "and aome of the runge aie
looae. You don't mind running the riik
of a plunge Into the water?"
"Not In the least," he answered cheer
ily; "for the matter of that, I pluago Into
It every morning at L'Aaeresse. I want
to aee Tardlf. He la one in a thousand,
as yon aay; and one cannot aee auch a
man every day of one's life."
There waa no help for it, and I gave
In, hoping some good luck awaited me.
I led the way up the zig-zag path, and
jnat as we reached tha top I saw the
alight, erect figure of Olivia seated upon
the brow of a little grassy knoll at a
abort distance from us. Her back waa
towarda as, ao she was not aware of our
vicinity; and I pointed towarda her with
an assumed air of indifference.
"I believe that Is my patient yonder,"
I aaid; "I will just run acroas arid speak
to her, and then follow you to the farm."
"Ah!" he exclaimed, "there la a lovely
view from that spot. I recollect It well.
1 will go with you. Thert will be time
enough to aee Tardlf."
Did Captain Carey suspect anything?
Or what reason could he have for wish
ing to aee Olivia? Could it be merely
that he wanted to see the view from that
particular spot? I 'could not forbid him
accompanying me, but I wished him at
Olivia did pot hear our footsteps upon
the soft turf, though we approached her
very nearly. The aun shoue upon her
glossy hair, every thread of which aeein
ed to shine back again. She was read
ing aloud, appareatly to herself, and the
aouuas ot ner sweet voice were iuu
by the air towards us. Captain Carey's
face became very tboutthtful.
A few atepa nearer brought us in view
f Tardlf, who had spre.ad his nets on
the grass, and was examining them nar
rowly fox reuis. Just at this moment
he was down on his knee, not far from
Olivia, gathering some broken meshes to
gether, but listening to her, with an ex
pression of huge contentment upon bis
handsome face. A bitter pang shot
through me. Could it be true by'any pos
elblllty that lie I had beard the last time
I waa in Hark?
"Good day, Tardif," shouted Captain
Carey; and both Tardlf ajd Olivia atart
ed. But both of their faces gr.tw bright
er at seeing us. Olivia's color tad come
back to her cheeks, and a awceter face
no man ever looked upon.
"I am very gjad you are come once
more," aha aaid, putting her band In
mine; "you told me In your last letter
you were going to England." !
I glanced from the corner of my. eye. at
Captain Carey. He looked very grave,
but his eyes could not rest upon Olivia
without admiring her, as ahe stood be
fore ua, bright-faced, slender, erect, with
the folds of her coarse dress falling about
her aa gracefully aa if they were of the
"This Is my friend, Captain Carey, Aliss
Olivia," I aaid, "In whose yacht I hare
come to visit you."'
"I am very glad to see any friend of
Dr. Martin's," ah answered as she held
cut hor hand to him with a smiley "my
doctor and I are great frienSs, Captain
"So I suppose," he said significantly
or at least his tone and look seemed
fraught with aigniflcance to me.
"Tardlf," I aaid, "Captain Carey came
ashore on purpoae to visit you and your
I knew he waa excessively proud of his
farm, which consisted of about four or
five acres. He caught at the words with
alacrity, and led the way towards his
house with tremendoug stridea. Olivia
and I were left alone, but she was mov
ing after tbera slowly, when I ran to her,
and offered her my arm, on the plea that
her ankle waa atlll too weak to bear her
"Olivia 1" I exclaimed, after we had
gone a few yards, bringing her and my- j
self to a sadden halt. Then 1 was struck
dumb. I had nothing special to say to
her. How was It 1 had called her ao
"Well, Dr. Martin V she said, looking
Into my face again with eager, inquiring
eyes, aa If ahe waa wishful to understand
my varying moods.
"What a lovely place thia is!" I ejac
ulated. More lovely than any. worda I ever
beard could describe. It was a perfect
day, and a perfect view. The sea was
like an opal. The cliffs stretched below
na, with every hue of gold and bronze,
and hoary white, and soft grey; and here
nd there a black rock, with livid shades
of purple, and a bloom upon It like a
raven's wing. Rocky Islets, never trod
den by human foot, over which the foam
poured ceaeeleasly, wre dotted all about
the changeful surface of the water. And
Just beneath the level oi my eyes was
Olivia 'a face the loveliest thing there,
though there was so much beauty lying
"Yea, It Is a lovely place," she assent
ed, a mischievous smile playing about her
"Olivia," I aaid, taking my courage by
both hands, "It Is only a month till my
Waa I deceiving myself, or did she real
ty grow paler? It was but for a moment
If it were so. But hnw cold the air felt
all in an inataot! The shock waa like
that of a first plunge into chilly waters,
and I was shivering through every fiber.
"I hope yon will be happy." said Olivia,
"very happy. It is a great risk to run.
Marriage will make you either very hay
fj er very wreti hed."
"Not at all," I answered, trying ts
speak gaily i "I do net look forward to
any vast amount of rapture. Julia and I
will get along very well together, I have
no doubt, for Te have known one an
other all our lives,' I do not expect to be
any happier than other men; and the
carried people I have known have sot
exactly dwelt In Paradise. ftrbapa your
experience has been different?"
"Oh, no!" she said, her hand trembling
on my arm, and her face Very downcast;
"but I ahould have liked you to be very,
very happy.1' -
Be softly spoken, with such low, fal
tering voice! I could not trust myself
to speak again. . A stem seas ot duty
toward Julia kept me silent; and we
moved on, though very slowly and lin
gerlngly. "You love her very much?" aaid the
quiet voice at my aide, not much louder
than the voice of conscience.
"I esteem her more highly than any
other woman, except my mother," I aaid.
"Do you think sh will Ilka me?" ask
ed Olivia, anxiously.
"No; she must love you," I aaid, with
warmth; "and I, too, can be a more use
ful friend to you after my marriage than
I am now. t'erhapa then you will feel
free to place perfect conlldenc In ua."
She smiled faintly, without speaking
a amile which said plainly ahe could keep
her own aecrU closely. It provoked me
to do a thing I had had no Intention of
doing, and which I regretted very much
afterward. I opened my pocketbook and
drew out the little slip of paper con
taining the advertioement.
"Head that," I said.
But I do not think she saw more than
'.'.'J '. I,' 'j j ji 1 1 I nil i WWM WU I II m . 1 1 P mw H I UMI. t U .IIMI ia i i l.
TILL MY FLESH CREPT."
the first line, for her face went deadly
white, and her eyes turned upon,me with
a wild, beseeching 'look as Tardlf de
scribed It, the look of a creature hunted
and terrified. I thought she would Wive
fallen, and I put my arm round her. She
fastened both her hands about mine, and
her lips moved, though I could not catch
a word she was saying.
"Olivia 1" I cried, "OlivSn! do you aup
poso I could do anything to hurt you? Do
not be so frightened! Why, I am your
friend truly. I wish to heaven I had not
shown you the thing. Hare more faith
iu me, and more c'mrage."
"But they will find me, and force me
away from here," sho muttered.
"No," I said; "that advertisement was
printed In the Times directly after your
flight last Oeto.ber. They have not found
y.iu yet; and the longer yon are hidden
the less likely tbey are to linJ you. Good
hea'vens! what a fool I was to show it to
"Never mind," she answered, recover
ing herself a little, but still clinging to
my arm; "I was only frightened for the
time. You would not give me up to them
if you knew all."
"Give you up to them!" I repeated bit
terly. "Am I a Jttclas?"
But she could not tnlk to me any more.
She was trembling like an aspen leaf,
and- her breath cniue sobblngly. All I
could do was to take her borne, blaming
myself for my cursed folly.
Tardif walked with u to the top of the
cliff, and made me a formal, congratu
latory apeeeh before quitting us. When
he waa gone. Captain Carey stood still
until he was quite out of hearing, and
then stretched out bis hand towards the
thatched roof, yellow with stoiiecrop aud
"This is a aerious business, Martin,"
he said, looking sternly at me; "you are
in love with that girl."
"I love her with all my heart and aoul!"
The words startled me as 1 uttered
them. They had involved in them so muny
unpleasant consequences, so much cha
grin and bitterness as their practical re
sult, that I stood aghR8t--even while my
pulses throbbed, and my heart beat high,
with the novel rapture of loving any
woman as I loved Olivia.
"Come, come, my poor fellow!" aaid
Captain Carey, "we must see what can
It was neither a time nor a place for
the Indulgence of emotion of any kind.
It was impossible for me to remain on
the cliffs, bemoaning my unhappy fate.
I stroJe on doggedly down the path,
kicking the loose stones Into the water
as they came In my way. Captain Carey
followed, whistling softly to himself. He
continued doing so after we were aboard
"I cannot leave you like this, Martin,
my boy," he said, when we went ashore
at St. Sampson's, and he put bis arm
"You will keep my aecret?" I said, my
voice a key or two lower than usual.
"Martin," answered the good-hearted,
olear-sighted old bachelor, "you must not
do Julia the wrong of keeping thia a ae
cret from her."
"I must," I urged. "Olivia know noth
ing of It; nobody guessea it but yon. I
must conquer It"
"Martin," urged Captain Carey, "come
up to Johanna, and tell her ail about it"
Johanna Carey waa one of the powers
in the Island. Everybody knew her; and
everybody went to her for comfort or
counsel. She wss, of course, related to
ue all. I had always been a favorite
with her, and nothing could be more nat
ural than this proposal, that I should go
and tell her ot my dilemma.
Johanna was atan.ling at one of the
wtndowa. in a Quakerish dress of aome
grey stuff, and with a plain whit cap
over her whit hair. Sh earn dew f
the door aa aon a sh saw m, and re
ceived me with a motherly kiss.
"Johanna," aaid Captain Carey, "w
have something to tell you."
"Com and alt her by ffis," ahe said,
making room for in beside her on her
"Johanna," I replied, "I am in a ter
"Awfair cried Captain Carey sympa
thetically! but (lane from his slater
put him te silence.
"What la It, m dear Martin?" naked
her Inviting voice again.
"I will tall you frankly," I aaid, feel
ing I must have It out at ence, Ilk an
acting tooth. "I love, with all my heart
and aoul, that girl in Barki the en who
has been my patient there."
"Martial'1 ah cried, In a ton full of
aurprlae and saltation, "Martial"
"Yes; I know all you would urge. My
honor, my affection for Julia, the cliraa
she baa upon me, the strongest claims
possible; hew good and worthy ahe la;
what an Impossibility tt la even, to look
back now. I know It all, and feel bow
miserably binding It Is upon me.. Yet I
love Oltvlat and I Shall never lov Julia,"
'A long, dreary, colorless, wretched lift
stretched beof me, with Julia my la
separable companion, and Olivia alto
gether lost to a.' Captain Carey thd
Johanna, neither of whom had tasted the
sweets and hitter of marriage, looked
sorrowfully at m and shook their heads.
"You must teU Julia," aaid Johanna,
after a long nanae.
"Tail Julia!" I echoed. "I would not
tell her for worlds 1"
"You must tell her," sh repeated; "It
Is your clear duty. I know It will b
moat painful to you both, but you hav
no right to marry her with this secret on
"I ahould be true to her," I Interrupt
ed somewhat angrily.
"What do you call being true, Martin
Dobree?" ahe asked, more calmly than
she bad spoken before. "I It being true
to a woman to let her believe you choose
and love her above all other women, when
that Is absolutely false? No; you are loo
honorable for that. I tell you It la your
plain duty to let Julia know thla, and
know It at once."
Nothing could move Johanna from that
position, and In my heart I recognized It
righteousness. 8b argued with me that
It was Julia's due to hear it from my
self. I knew aftefwards that she be
lieved the sight of her distress and firm
love for myself would dissipate the in
fatuation of my love for Olivia. But abe
did not read Julia's character aa well aa
my mother did.
Before she let me leave her I had
promised to have my confession and aub
sequent explanation with Julia all over
the following day; nnd to make this the
more inevitable, she told me she should
drive Into St. Peter port the next after
noon about five o'clock, when she should
expect to find thia troublesome matter
settled, either by a renewal of my affec
tion for my betrothed, or the auspension
of the betrothal. In the latter case she
promised to carry Julia home with her
unjtll the first bitterness waa over.
(To be continued.)
John' Quene I Doomed.
According to a resident of China
town, tha statesmen of the flowery
kingdom are now considering the ad
visability of altering the Chinese law
which requires Mongolians to wear
queues. The local Informant is au
thority for the statement that the Chi
nese wore their hair American fashion
some three hundred years ago, at which
time they likewise wore garments glm
liar to those In use In this country to
day. With a new emperor came an al
teration in the two fashions, and ever
since queues and blouses have been
quite the proper thing.
Now there Is a great agitation for a
change back to the old style. The
Chinese are of a practical turn of
mind and Insists that too much time Is
required to dress their long braids.
There Is considerable objection to the
style now In rogue, and so persistent
for a change has become the demand
that it Is likely the law establishing
the style of head-dress will be altered.
It is stated that the Chinese will not
wear their hair long, but that their
hends will be kept shaven. Only In
definite rumors of the proposed change
have been received from the old coun
try, but local Chinese express the be
lief that the present unpopular style
will be abolished.
Wild Boar in Windsor Park.
It Is stated that the wild boars In
Windsor great park are to be shot, by
order of King Edw ard. The herd was
presented to Queen Victoria by the
Prince of Wales during his tour In In
dia. The animals have largely Increas
ed In numbers, and have had to be kill
ed oft periodically. They have been a
considerable source of attraction to vis
itors, but they ar dangerous, and sev
eral people have narrowly escaped In
jury. Took Much interval.
Farmer WhlfBletree Since yw got
back from college yew don't seem to
take no Interest In the old farm.
Sou No Interest, dad? Haven't t
spent nearly two weeks laying out golf
When a brakeman has curly hair,
his associates call him "Curly." But if
he Is over six feet tall, however, they
always call him "Shorty."
Many a man conducts bia bride to
the altax and then resigns the leadership,
SUPPOSE WE SMILE.
HUMOROUS PARAGRAPHS FROM
THE COMIC PAPERS.
Pleasant Incident Occnrrlnar the
World Over-y logs that Ar Cheer
fill to Old or Young-Funny Belcc
Mom that Everybody Will Enjoy.
I gave the felon a terrible look.
"Are you not ashamed," I thundered,
"to be a mere thief when It Is so easy
to be an astute financier?"
"But It was not my fault," whimper
ed the fellow, "that my victim had only
A Creditable Movement.
Mrs. Horse A lot of us girls have
started an Audubon club."
Mr. Horse-What's that?
Mrs. Horse Why, we are not going
to wear birds or wings on our hats.
He I've lost a wealthy aunt to-day.
She-When did she die?
He Olt, she Isn't dead, but her niece
has Just Jilted me. Judy.
"These Indians who have been edu
cated nt collece seem quite like the
Others, do they lot?''
"Except for their 'Hah! rah!' at each
end of the war-whoop, yes."
Cltibberly Have you ever been so
desperately iu love that you felt as If
you couldu't control It?.
Castleton No. All the girls I've been
lu love with have been only moderately
well off. .
For the Public Good.
"There's uuother thing Carnegie
"Start free Ice-cream soda water
fountains all over the country."
"Apples, raw apples, are now sold to
be good literary diet."
"Yes; and for some poets I'd prescribe
green apples to keep them from writ
No tloiS Reason.
"Expect to do any hunting this fall?"
"Yes, my wife and I are going to
start out next week."
'Thiit's rather early, Isn't it?"
"Maybe It Is, but we'll get the start
on the other house-hunters, who are
now out of town." Philadelphia Tress.
At the Lnnch Counter.
Mrs. Stickler I don't like blackberry
pie, but I suppose I'll have to take It.
Mrs. Sehoppen Why so, If there's
some other kind you like better?
Mrs. Stickler I'm In mourning, you
know. Philadelphia Press.
He came to borrow five, and I
Was out. It's just a sin!
I wouldn't have been out if I
Had ouly not beeu in. ,
Philadelphia Press. ,i:
A Hot One.
"Shall I open the window?"., . ,':
"So you can get the air." Detroit
"Young Mr. Dawdles has become
very Industrious since, he decided to go
Into business. His office hours are from
8 a. m. to 6 p. m."
"Yes," answered Miss Cayenne; "I
understand that he has had to raise
his office boy's wages for staying all
that time to toll people that Mr. Daw
dles has just gone out, but would be
In at 11 o'clock next morning." Wash
ington Star. '
Maud When are they to be married?
Maud Never? And why so?
Ethel She will not marry him until
he has paid his debts, and he cannot
pay Ills debts until she marries him.
She You were a long time In th
Philippines, weren't you?
. He Oh, yes, Ever since the first
time the war ended. Life.
Green Apples Are Now In Our Midst.
Mrs. Bellefield-Well, It's a good
thing that Benny came past the Fourth
Mr. Bellefield But don't boast, my
dear. The green peach season is com
ing. Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.
One or the Other.
"That social reformer has a very
spectacular way of presenting some ex
"Yes. The man Is either posing or
supposing all the time." Washington
Not Kesy at All.
"No," said the inipwunious one, "you
can t believe all that you see In the
"Are you prepared to specify?" the
other man asked.
"I am. I saw statement Iu the
financial columns that mouey was easy,
but w hen I tried to negotiate a loan I
found that the reverse was true."
"You misunderstood the paragraph.
It didn't say that people were easy."
She I don't see bow I can possibly
get along with this paltry allowance
you give me of three hundred a month.
He But, my dear, that la more than
I pay most of my clerks, and they have
whole families to support.
She May be so; but I am sure they
are not continually annoyed by vulgar
tradesmen the way I am. Puck.
May Jack bet Bess that he'd be en
gaged before she was.
Pamela Which won?
' May Neither. They're engaged to
each other. Puck.
Mrs. Dedbete Why are you so par
ticular about there being a fire escape
leading from our apartments?
Mr. Dedbete I simply want to guard
agaluBt paying the rent. Ohio State
"Which would you rather. Tommy,
be born lucky or rich?" asked Uncle
"Both," replied Tommy, senten
"I argued and argued with young
Nlbbs to have more self-esteem."
"Was he Influenced by your efforts?"
"He's got so much now that I can't
stay around where he la."
Cans sf Her Cold.
"Poor Emersonla has a very severe
cold," aaid Mrs. Backbay to Mrs. Bost
Ing. "Yes, the poor child took off her
heavy-weight spectacles and put on her
summer eyeglasses too soon," replied
A Ben of Fitness.
Lady of the House You needn't ask
for a cup of coffee; our gas stove has
been turned off for hours.
Tramp Coffee, madam, is out of the
question; have you any left-over sher
bet or yesterday's lemonade la the Ice
"I am told that you've been married
before, Mr. Sooter," said Miss Bunt
ing to her proposer.
"Yes, er yes."
"Your first wife had at least a por
tion of your heart?"
"Yes er yes."
"That's what I thought. Well, I
couldn't consent to marry a half-hearted
Mrs. O'Flantgan Be'gora, If we call
wan o' the twins "Kate" what'U we
call the other wan?
Mr. O'FlauIgan Dupli-cate. Cincin
Joakley He used to be a newspaper
man, but a rich uncle left hlra a small
Coakley But I understand , that
wasn't to make any difference.
Joakley O, yes. He's a Journalist
now. Philadelphia Press.
No Wonder Hs Blanched.
Wife (with a determined air) I want
to see that letter.
Husband What letter?
Wife That one you Just opened. I
know by the handwriting that It is
from a woman, aud you turned pale
when you read It I will see It! Give
It to me. sir!
Husband Here It is, It's your milli
Mamma What makes you so 111? I
hope you haven't been chewing tobac
co. Tommy O-boo-hoo! No, ma'am.
Mamma I'm glad to bear that, but
Tommy I waa goln' to chew It, but
boo-hoo I saw you comin an' I swal
First Mosquito Anything on this
Second Mosquito I believe not.
"Then come over to my bouse aud
Join me at a baby's nap." Life.
Foanethlna; Between Them.
"I have called," began Mr. Forchen
Hunt, "to speak to you about your
daughter. You must have noticed that
there Is something between us."
"No," replied Mr. Goldrox, "but I'm
sure there will be pretty soon."
"It will be the Atlantic Ocean. I'm
going to send her abroad till she learns
a little sense."
No Change There.
"This Is a good year for peaches,"
said1 the huckster. "If you'll buy 'em
by the basket, ma'am, you'll find the
price Isn't high at all"
"No," said Mrs. Hauskeep, "but the
bottom of the basket is as high as
ever." Philadelphia Press.
The Pope's Paraphrase.
An amusing story of the pope's'good
natured humor Is being told In Home
just now. His holiness Is much sought
after as a sitter by painters whose
powers are not always equal to their
ambitions. Quite recently one of these
painters, having finished bis portrait,
begged the pope to honor lihu by in
scribing upon It some scriptural text,
with his autograph. Pope Leo looked
dubiously at the picture. It was medio
cre enough and little like himself; but
he reflected a moment, and then,' adapt
ing the familiar line In St Matthew to
the peculiar circumstances, be wrote as
follows: "Be not afraid; it Is I. Leo
Maacagni Wears Bracelet.
Mascagni Is one of the men who
wears bracelets, and they are not con
fined to his arms, but ornament hr
ankles as well. The creator of "Caval
leria Bostlcana" Is said to be passion
ately fond of jewelry, and numbers
many splendid and valuable rings, giv
en to him as well as bought by his own
money, among his personal effect. a
FRIEND OF THE SPARROWS.
Telia of th Good They Do to The'.r
1 see In magazines and papers so
many articles denouncing the sparrow
that I feel It my duty to tell of my
35 years of close companionship with
this little chap. While I read the ac
counts of bis alleged murders and dep
redations on other birds, I have yet to
see any such disgraceful acts on bis
My experience with him bag proved to
me that be is the farmer's best friend.
He is the first little fellow In the spring
to pounce on and destroy all the cater
pillars and insects that are destructive
to the farmer's crops, aud be keeps peg
ging away at these vermin until the
grain Is ripe. Then the crops are so
far advanced that they are safe. AH
be then asks Iu return for the benefit
be has been to the farmer Is a little
grain to carry blm through the fall and
So few know the reason for the In
troduction of the English sparrow to
this part of the world that I wish to
give It Many years ago the streets
of New York were lined with beautiful
trees In the spring, as soon as they
began to put on their summer foliage,
they were attacked by an ugly looking
green worm called the Inch worm.
These would devour all the leaves, leav
ing the tree perfectly bare, and then
bang from the trees In millions by a
silken thread. They became such an
Intolerable uulsance that a great many
people had the trees cut down to get
rid of them. After Introduction of the
sparrow this nulsauce ceased to exist
He did bis work bravely and well. This
certainly Is a proof of the benefit be Is
to the farmer. You can depend on tt
that he destroys more harmful Insect
life In proportion than he takes back lu
jay for what grain he eats. tWhlle
now and then there may be cases of
Sisgraceful acts on his part to others
of our most beautiful feathered crea
tures, he ha 8 always behaved himself
In my presence. -
At this writing he Is living in peace
with the catbird, robiu, brown thrush,
oriole and many other birds In and
arouud my premises. The little chap
cheers us with bis presence and cheery
uote all winter. Thousands of tbem
are killed off by deep snow, cold and
want of food. Not only Is he a benefit
to us In the way above mentioned; hs
Is a shield, a protector to all the other
birds, in that he gives up his life to
tramp cats, hawks and the boy with
the rifle. If he were not with us sure
ly all the other birds would have to
I saw an article In one of our maga
zines advising the wholesale destruc
tion of the sparrow with grain soaked
In poisHued water. What a terrible
combination that is to get in the hands
of some Idiot wbo would use It and de
stroy numberless other feathered song
sters. Last winter one of my neigh
bors soaked corn In poisoned water and
scattered It for the destruction of crows.
He killed a bevy of quull. I saw the
dead birds. Besides, many other birds
bnve suffered with the quail.
Before condemning this little chatter
box make your home with him summer
and wluter, and the more you wee of
blm the more you will see bis value to
the farmer, and you will find on the
long, cold and dreary days in the coun
try In winter, when all the other warb
lers are in the sunny South, these little
Innocents will brighten your pathway
with their cheerful notes. Forest and
Remarkable Phoaphoreecent Property
of the Freefone Stone.
A traveler for a diamond house was
talking shop the other evening, and,
speaking of gems, said: "The most
overworked expression used by the un
sophisticated and deeply impressed
diamond purchaser Is: "It actually
looks as If it glows of Itself.' Now, It
Is not generally known that such Is ac
tually the case, although not, of course,
In the way the public Intends. The
beauty of the gem In light Is, of course,
In Its remarkable refractive power, but
under certain conditions the diamond
has more, for It may gleam even In the
night with a pale but extremely beauti
ful light, la short, It becomes phos
phorescent Heated to a certain tern
perature the Internal Ore shows Itself,
and under pressure the same Is true.
Some years ago I went to Amsterdam
to purchase some special stones for a
California millionaire, wbo had ordered
ttiem through our New York house, and
while there I was shown the Inside
workings of the famous diamond-cut
ting establishments of that city. Of all
that I saw, however, the 'self-flame' of
the stones under pressure most sur
prised me. The manager placed a large
rose-cutj gem between the Jaws of a
vise and carefully applied a certain
amount of pressure. He then extin
guished all the light lu the shop, and as
soon as my eyes had become accus
tomed to the darkness I saw the dia
mond emitting a soft radiance of Its
own like a very pale glow worm. As I
remember It, he said that the yellower
diamonds were slightly more phos
phorescent than the first-water stone.'
New Orleans Times-Democrat
Vacant lota bava been aocceaafully
cultivated iu Philadelphia under the di
rection, of tbe Philadelphia Vacant
Lota Cultivation Association. During
the past years gardens were provided
for four hundred and eighty families,
conrflxtlng of two thousand four hun
dred and eighty-six persons. Tbe ag
gregate receipts from the various
farms showed a total of nearly twenty
tlve thousand dollars. This Is six tlmea
the amount expended by tbe associa
tion on the lands. Five families be
came so adept at gardening that their
savings enabled them to hire ample
farms of their own. Thirteen families
were given Belgian hares for experi
ment last year, and the successful re
sults attained will cause the associa
tion to take up this line of Industry on
tbe farms this year.
Frenchmen la Paris.
Statistics show that of tbe population
of I'arls only 2d per cent are natives,
whereas tbe figure for tbe other prin
cipal capitals of Europe are as follows:
St, Petersburg. 40 per cent; Berlin. 41
per sent; V enna, 45 per cf ot, and Lo
don S3 pet cent.
8E0. P. CROVELL,
Siiccemior to K. I.. Smith,
Oldest Established House In Hie valley.
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots and Shoes,
Flour and Feed, etc.
This old-established bouse wiil con
tinue to pay cash for .all its goods; it
pays no rent; it employs a clerk, but
does not have to divide with a partner.
All dividends are made with customers
in the way of reasonable prices.
Are running; their two mills, planer and box
fnoiory, and can nil order (or
ON BHORT NOTICE.
DAVIDSON FRUIT CO.
HOOD RIVER'S FAMOUS FRUITS.
PACKERS OF THE
Hood River Brand of Canned Fruits.
M JkNUFACTlTRKRS OF
Boxes and Fruit Packages
Fertilizers & Agricultural Implements.
THE REGULATOR LINE.
Dalles, Portland & Astoria
Leaves Oak Street Dock, Portland
7 A. M. and 11 P. M.
Leaves Dalles 7 A. M. and 3 P. A.
Dally Except Sunday.
Regulator, Dalles City, Reliance.
WHITE COLLAR LINE.
Sir. " Tahoma,"
Pally Round Trip, except Sunday.
Leave rortlaud...7 a.ni. I Leave AMnria...,.7a.m.
The Dalles-Portland Route
Sir. "Bailey Gatzert,"
Dally Round Trips, except Monday.
VANCOUVER, CASCADE LOCKS, ST. MAR
TIN'S SPRINGS, HOOII R! VKK, WHITE
SALMON, LYI.fi and THE DAl.LKS.
Leave Prtland...7a.m. I lve Dalles 1:80 p.m.
Arrive TtaeDalles3p.m. 1 ArrtveHortlaud 10 p.m.
Mmalm th Vary Beat.
This route has the erandent seenic attraction!
on earth. Sunday trips a leading feature.
landing and office, loot of Alder street. Both
'phones. Main 861, Portland, Or.
E. W. CRICHTON, Agent, Portland.
JOHN M. FILLOON, A(fent, The Dalles.
A. 1. TAYLOR. Agent, Astoria.
J. C. H YATT, irent, Vancouver.
WOLFORD & WYEKS, Aits , White Salmon,
PRATHER & BARNES,
Agonts at Hood River
and Union Pacific
8H Ik, Denver,
Chicago Ft. Worth, Omaha, Portland
Special Kansas City, St. Special
ll:l'ia. u. Louli.Chicagoand 2 ."06 p. m.
Walla Walla Uwls
Spokana ton.Rpokana.MIn- Portland
Flyer neapolta.Ht. Paul, Plyar
l."7 p.m. Duluth, hilwau- 4:Wa,m.
- ! Bait Ijike, Denver,
Mall and Ft. Worth, Omaha, Mall and
Exprasa Kannas City, St. Expreaa
ll;2p.m. Lonit.Ciilcagoaud 42 a.m.
OCEAN AND RIVER SCHEDULE
ISO p.m. All tailing dates :. aa,
uljject to change
For San Pranclnco
kail every days
Dally Cthrmkla llvsr 4 00 p. m.
Ex. Sunday ataaawra. Ex. Sunday
Saturday To Astoria and Way
M m p. m. Laiidinga.
(:45 a m. WlllaaieH rt. 4:10 p. aa.
Ex. Sunday Oregon City, Mew. Ex. Sua lay
berg. Satem, Irida
7:00a as. WHIamtfte and YaiaJ 10 p.m.
luea.. Tkur. kill attars. Hon Wad.
aud Sat. aad frt.
; Oregon City, Da?.
Ion. A Aay Uud-
(45 am. I wniaaKfle liver. 4 to p.m.
Tnea., Thur Hon., t
and Sat. Portland to Corral- and PrL
I lit 4t Way Land-
lv. Rlparia I Aat Rrvra. Lv.Lawlaton
:a m. Rhana to UwUloo (am.
lHy I I dally
Foe low rate and other inlormatloa writ 14)
A. L. CRAIO,
Crrral Paaarnger Agmt. Portland, Or.
i. f.AMEY, gent, Hm4 lilvar.