f n T , M , ... ii ii ' i i . ' If The Doctor's fillemma II I By Hesba CHAPTER XIV.-(Continued.) "I am no phantom," I laid, touching her band again. "No, we will not go back to tbe shore. Tardlf aball row ua to the caves, and I will take you into - them, and then we two will return along the cliffs. Would you like that, mam' aelle?" "Very much," abe answered, the amile still playing about her face. It was brown and freckled with exposure to tbe un, bat so full of health and life aa to be doubly beautiful to me, who saw o many wan and sickly faces. "Doctor," said Tardifs deep, grave voice behind me, "your mother, is she better r It was like the sharp prick of a pon iard, which presently yon knew must pierce your heart The one moment of rapture bad fled. Tbe Paradise that had been about me for an instant, with no hint of pain, faded out of my sight But Olivia remained, and her face grew sad, and her voice low and sorrowful, aa she leaned forward to speak to me. "I have been so grieved for you," she said. "Your mother came to see me once, and promised to be my friend." We said no more for some minutes, and the splash of the oars in the water was the only sound. Olivia's air continued sad, and her eyes were downcast as if she shrank from looking me in the face. "Pardon me, doctor," aaid Tardlf in our own dialect which Olivia could not un derstand, "I have made you sorry when you were having a little gladness. Is your mother very ill?" "There Is no hope, Tardlf," I answered, looking round at his honest and hand some face, full of concern for me. "May I apeak to you as an old friend?" he asked. "You love mam'zelie, and yon are come to tell her so?" "What makes you think that?" I said. "I see It In your face," he answered, lowering his voice, though he knew Olivia could not tell what we were saying. "Your marriage with mademoiselle your cousin was broken off why? Do you suppose I did not guess? I knew it from the first week you stayed, with us. No body could see mam'zelie as we see her without loving her." "The Sark folks say you are In love with her yourself, Tardlf," I said, almost against my will. His lips contracted and his face sad dened, but he met my eyea frankly. "It Is true," he answered; "but What then? If It had only pleased God to make me like you, or that she should be of my class, I would have done my ut most to win her. But that is Imposslt'el Bee, I am nothing else than a servant in her eyes. I do not know how to be any thing else, and I am content. She is as fur above my reach as one of the white clouds up yonder. To think of myself us anything but her servnnt would be Irre ligious." "You are a good fellow, Tardlf," 1 ex- . claimed. "God Is the judge of that," he said with a sigh. "Mam'zelie thinks of me only as her servant. 'My good Tardlf, do this or do that.' I like It. I do not kuow any happier moment than when I hold her little boots In my hand and brush them. You see she la as helpless and tender us my little wife was; but she is very much higher tliun my poor little wife. Yes, I love her as I love the blue sky, and the white clouds, and the stars shining in the night. But It will be quite different between her and you." "1 hope so," I thought to myself. "You do not feel like a servant," he continued, his oars dipping a little too deeply and setting the boat a-rocking. "By-and-by, when yon are married, she wiil look up to you and obey you. I do not understand altogether why the" good God has made this difference between us two; but I see It and feel it. It would be fitting for you to be her husband; it would be a shame to her to become my wife." "Are you grieved about It, Tardlf?" 1 asked. "No, no," he answered; "we have al ways been good friends, you and I, doc tor. No, you shall marry her, and I will be happy. I will come to visit you some times, and she will call me her good Tar dlf. That is enough for me." At last we gained one of the entrances to the caves, but we could not pull the boat quite up to the strand. .A few paces of shallow water, clear aa glass, with pebbles sparkling like gems beneath it, lay between us and the caves. "Tardir," I said, "you need not wait for us. We will return by tbe cliffs." "You know the caves as well as I do?" he replledothough In a doubtful tone. "All right!" I said, as I swung over the side of the boat into the water, when I found myself knee-deep. Olivia looked from me to Tardlf with a flushed face an augury that made my pulses leap. Why should her face never change when be carried her in his arms? Why should she shrink from me? "Are you as strong aa Tardif?" she asked, lingering, and hesitating before she would trust herself to me. "Almost, if not altogether," I answer ed gaily. "I'm strong enough to under take to carry you without wetting the soles of your feet. Come, it la not more than half a dozen yards." She was standing on the bench I had just left, looking down at me with the aame vivid flush upon her cheeks and forehead, and with an uneasy expression in her eyea. Before she could speak again I put my arms round her, and lift ed her down. "Yon are quite as light as a feather," II said, laughing, as I carried her to the trip of moist and humid strand under the archway In the rocks. As I put her down I looked back to Tardif, and aaw turn regarding us with grave and sorrow ful eyes. "Adieu!" he cried; "I am' going to look after my lobster pots. God bless yoc both!" He spoke the last words heartily; and rwe stood watching him as long as he was In sight Then we went on into the caves. . I had known the caves well when I .was a boy, but it was many years sine I had been there. Now I wa. aione In them with Olivia, no other human being la sight or sound of us. I hid scarcely even for any sight but that of her face, which had grown shy and downcast, and was generally turned away from me. She would be frightened, I thought if I spoke to her in that lonesome place. I would wait till we were on the cliffs, in the open eye of day. She left my aide for one moment whilxt I was poking nnder a alone for a young pieurre, which hid darkened tbe little pool of water round It with its inky fluid. I heard her alter an exclamation of de light, and I gave np my pursuit instant ly to learn what was giving her pleasure. She was stooping down to look beneath a Stretton low arch, not more than two feet high, and I knelt beside her. Beyond lay a straight narrow channel of transparent water, blue from a faint reflected light, with smooth sculptured walls of rock, clear from molluscs, rising on each aide of It Level lines of mimic waves rip pled monotonously upon it, as if it was stirred by some soft wind mhivh we could not feel. You could have peopled it with tiny boats flitting across it or skimming lightly down it Tears shone in Olivia'a eyes. "It reminds me so of a canal in Ven ice," she said, in a tremulous voice. "Do you know Venice?" I asked; and the recollection of her portrait taken in Florence came to my mind. "Oh, yes!" she answered; "I spent three months there once, and this place Is like It" "Was it a happy time?" I Inquired, jealous of those tears. "It was a hateful time," she said ve hemently. "Don't let us talk of it." "You have traveled a great deal, then?" I pursued, wishing her to talk about her self, for I could scarcely trust my reso lution to wait till we were out of the caves. "I love you with all my heart and soul" was on my tongue's end. "We traveled nearly all over Europe," she replied. "I wondered whom she meant by "we." She had never used the plural pronoun before, and I thought of that odious woman In Guernsey an unpleasant rec ollection. We had wandered back to the opening where Tardif had left us. The rapid cur rent between us and Breckhou was run ning in swift eddies. Olivia stood near me; but a sort of chilly diffidence bad crept over me, and I could not have ven tured to press too closely to her, or to touch her with my hand. "How have you been content to live here?" I asked. "This year in Sark has saved me," she answered softly. "What has it saved you from?" I in quired, with intense eagerness. She turn ed her face full upon me, with a world of reproach in her grey eyes. "Dr. Martin," she said, "why will you persist in asking me about my former life? Tardlf never does. ' lie never Ini- plies by a word or look that he wishes to know more than I choose to tell I can not tell you anything about It" Just then my ear caught for the first time a low boom-boom, which had proba bly been sounding through the caves for some minutes. "Good heavens!" I ejaculated, Yet a moment's thought convinced me that, though there might be a little risk, there was no paralyzing danger. I had forgotten the narrowness of the gulley through which alone we could gain the cliffs. From the open span of beach where we were now standing, there was no chance of leaving the caves except as we had come to them, by a boat; for on each side a crag ran like a spur into the water. There was not a moment to lose. Without a word, I snatched op Olivia In my arms,' and ran back into the caves, making as rapidly as I could for the long, straight passage. Neither did Olivia speak a word or utter a cry. We found ourselves in a low tunnel, where the water was be ginning to flow In pretty strongly. I set her down for an instant, and tore off my coat and waistcoat Then I caught her np again, and strode along over the slip pery, slimy masses of rock which lay nnder my feet covered with seaweed. "Olivia," I said, "I must have my right hand free to steady myself with. Put both your arms round my neck and cling to me so. Don't touch my arms or shoul ders; Yet the clinging of her arms about my neck, and her cheek close to mine, al most unnerved me. I held her fast with my left arm, and steadied myself with my right We gained in a minute or two the mouth of the tunnel. The drift was pouring into it with a force almost too great for me, burdened as I was. But there was the pause of the tide, when the waves rushed out again in white floods, leaving the water compara tively shallow. There were still six or eight yards to traverse before we could reach an archway in tbe cliffs, which would land us In safety In the outer caves. There was some peril, but we had no alternative. I lifted Olivia a lit tle higher against my shoulder, for her long serge dress wrspped dangerously around us both; snd then waiting for tbe pause in the throbbing of the tide, I dashed hastily across. One swirl of the water colled about us, washing op nearly to my throat and giving me almost a choking snsation of dread; but before a second could swoop down npon us I had staggered half-blinded to the arch, and put down Olivia in the small, secure cave within it She had not spoken once. She did not seem ablo to speak now. tier large, terrified eyes looked up at me dumbly, and her face was white to the lips. I clasped her in my arms once more, and kissed her forehead aud lips again and again, in a paroxysm of passionate love and glad ness. "Olivia!" I cried. "I wish you to be come my wife." "You wish that!" she gasped, recoil ing. "Ob! no, no I am already mar ried r CHAPTER XV. Olivia'a answer struck me like as eeie- ifhf Mitel "WAITING FOlt THE PAUSE." trte shock. For some moments I was simply stunned, and knew neither what she had said, nor where we were. "Olivia!" I cried, btretching out my arms towards her, as though she would flutter back to them and lay her head again where it had been resting upon my shoulder, with her face against my neck. But she did not see my gesture, and the next moment I knew that she could never let me hold her In my arms again. 1 dared not even take one step nearer to her. "Olivia," I said again, after another minute or two of troubled silence "Olivia, It It true?" She bowed her head still lower npon her hands, In speechless confirmation. A strickeu, helpless, cowering child she seemed to me, standing there in her drenched clothing. An unutterable ten derness, altogether different from the feverish love of a few minutes ago, filled my heart as I looked at her. "Come," I said, as calmly as I could speak, "I am at any rate your doctor, and I am bound to take care of you. You must not stay here wet and cold. Let us make baste back to Tardifs, Olivia." I drew her hand down from her face and through my arm, for we had still to re-enter the outer cave, and to return through a higher gallery, before we could reach the cliffs above. I did not glance at her. The road was very rough, strewn with huge boulders, and she was compell ed to receive my help. But we did not speak again till we were on the cliffs, in the eye of day, with our faces and our steps turned towards Tardifs farm. Oh! she cried suddenly, in a tone that made my heart ache the keener, "how sorry I am!" "Sorry that I love yon?" I asked, feel ing that my love was growing every mo ment in spite of myself. The sun shone on her face, which was just below my eyes. There was an expression of sad perplexity and questioning upon it which kept away every other sign of emotion. "Yes," she answered; "it is such a mis erable, unfortunate thing for you. But how could I have helped It?" "You could not help It," I said. "I oid not Wean to deceive you," she continued "neither you nor any one. When I fled away from my husband I had no plan of any kind. I was just like a leaf driven about by the wind, and it tossed me here. I did not think I ought to tell any one I was married. I wish I could have foreseen this," "Are you surprised that I love you?" I asked. Now I saw a subtle flush steal across her face, and her eyes fell to the ground. "I never thought of It till this after noon," she murmured. "I knew you were going to marry your cousin Julia, and 1 knew I was married, and that there could be no release from that. All my life is ruined, but you and Tardif made it mora bearuble. I did not think you loved ma till I saw your face this afternoon." "I shall always love you," I cried pas sionately, looking down on the shining, drooping head beside me, and tbe sad face and listless arms hanging down In an attitude of dejection. "No," she answered in her calm, sor rowful voice. "When you see clearly that it is an evil thing you will conquer It There will be no hope whatever in your love for me, and it will pass away. Not soon, perhaps; I can scarcely wish you to forget me soon. Yet it would be wrong for you to love me now. Why was I driven to marry him so long ago?" "Your husband must have treated you very badly, before you would take such a desperate step as this," 1 said again, after a long silence, scarcely knowing what I said. "He treated me so ill," said Olivia, with the same hard tone in her voice, "that when I had a chance to escape it seemed as if heaven itself opened tbe door for me. He treated me so ill that If I thought there was any fear of him finding me out here, I would rather a thousand times you had left me to die In the caves." (To be continued.) STILL USE POISONED ARROWS. Some of World's Iuhabltanta Cllns to Ancient Mole of Warfare. Dr. W. J. Hoffman of the geological survey has been making a study of poisoned arrows. Among other things he says: "I have never met an Indian who would admit tbe use of poisoned arrows In warfare against man. They will say they use poisoned arrows to kill game, but not to shoot In warfare. In nearly all Instances when poisons are "pre pared by Indians tbe operation is per formed with more or less ceremony, chanting and Incantation, for tbe pur pose of evoking evil spirits or demuus. In their belief the effects of poisons are due wholly to the presence lu them of malevolent spirits or demons, which enter the body of the victims aud de stroy life. "Tbe Shoshone and Bannock Indians state that tbe proper way to poison ar rows, as formerly practiced by them. Is to secure deer and cause It to be bit ten by a rattlesnake. Immediately after which the deer Is killed and tbe meat removed and placed In a hole In the grouud. When tbe mass has become putrid the arrow points are dipped Into it The Clallams of Puget Sound, used to make arrow points of copper, which were "'twward dipped In soa water and permitted to corrode. This was a dead-sure death dealer. "A microscopic examination of such a coating upon arrows obtained from Apaches years ago showed the presence of blood and a crystalline substance that was apparently rattlesnake venom. It is a well-established fact that tba venom of serpents retains It poison ous properties when dried indefinitely. NEWS OP THE PACIFIC 'NORTHWEST A Good Week's Record of Commercial and Industrial Progress and Development in Oregon, Idaho, Washington and California. Railroad and SmtHer (or Oregon Mines. The Helena and the Mustek Mining A Milling Companies, of the Bohemia district, announces that arrangements have been completed for building a railroad from Cottage Grove, Or., southeasterly, a distance of 85 miles through a region of heavy timber to the Bohemia mines. It la expected that construction work will be com menced this fall and that about half the track will be laid before spring. Connected with thlB, though not yet wholly arranged for, is the project of building a smelter, either at Portland or in the Bohemia, mining district. The smelter enterprise is expected to follow the completion of the railroad and it Is deemed probable that both will be in operation In less than a year from date. "We have gone so far," said Presi dent Jennings, yesterday, "that the rest of the work Is easy. We have $500,000 assured for the railroad, largely on the basis of the mineral richness of tbe district as shown by developments already made. Capital is eager to build an adequate smelter, but there would be no use tor the smelter without the railroad, so the road Is to go first. This Is the natu ral order. I have not a doubt that 'the smelter will be provided when we are ready for It. The field is too Important to be neglected and the problem of ore, fuel and fluxes prac tically solves itself here." . The money for the railroad enter prise will be supplied by Eastern capitalists. Bit; Thing for Eastern Oregon. William Pollman .and a number of other Baker City men have filed on the waters of Rock creek, and have announced their intention to estab lish a power system for the genera tion and transmission of electric pow er to this city. It will be necessary to construct a ditch about three miles long, to convey the water to the site of the power-house, where a fall of several hundred feet can be obtained. From the power-house, which will be located several miles from the city, the electric current will be transmit ted by means of copper wire to this city to run mills and factories and light the city. The company, which Is to be formed by Mr. Potlman and his associates, will expend about $50,000 on tUe power plant. It expects to have from 2000 to 5000 horsepower to distribute. This will be all the power that will be required In Baker City and vicinity for several years. The work of building tbe plant will be started as soon as the arrangements for the necessary material can be made. .This Is a very important mat ter for Baker City and all of Eastern Oregon. ' Will Handle Anything Alloit The first section of the 'Moran Brothers Company's floating drydock has been launched at the company's yards at Seattle. The new structure is 200 feet in length ami 80 feet In width, with tow ers 30 feet high above the pontoon, which is 12 iifei deep. It has a float ing capacity of 3,000 tons and its own weight is 2,000 tons. In its construc tion there was used 1,600,000 feet of lumber and 150 tons of iron. Centrif ugal pumps, operated by electric mo tors, will be used to empty the water compartments by which the dock Is to be lowered or raised in the water, together with any vessel which may be placed in it Work will immediately be begun on the second section of the dock, ana when it is completed the two will be used together, matting a dock 400 feet In length and large enough to raise the largest vessel afloat in the Pacific 'ocean, while the addition of the third section, which is In contemplation, will enable the company to handle and repair the largest vessels ever under construction anywhere In the world. The Guernsey Does Things. The big whaleback steamship Guernsey, which was the first vessel that ever carried over 3,400,000 feet of lumber out of Portland or any other Pacific coast port, left Manila October 15 for Portland, under char ter to load lumber and piles for the Orient. Unlike the most of the lumber-carriers which come across the Pacific In this trade, the Guernsey is not coming In ballast. She is report ed to have on board 1500 tons of hemp for Portland and. San Francisco. The consignment for the Bay City will be landed in this city and sent to its destination by rail. The Guernsey has been In the service of the Pacific Export Lumber Company for nearly two years, and on her last trip across the Pacific made herself famous in marine annals by having a broken shaft repaired and a new propeller shipped in mid ocean. New $10,000 Church. Work has begun on the new $10, 000 church being constructed by the congregation of St Paul's Episcopal church, at Walla Walla, Wash. The structure is to be of stone, and will be modern in every particular. It will occupy a pretty site near St Paul's school, an Institution of- the church. It will replace an old build ing, the first to be erected in Walla Walla, which, with repairs and re modeling, has served the congrega tion for over forty years. Gives Engineer Chance. A locomotive is now nearing com pletion in the North Pacific Coast Railroad Company's machine shops at Sausalito, which, if It shall accom plish the sanguine hopes and predic tions of its inventor, will result in a radical revolution in the construction of locomotives. This new mechanical prodigy differs from other engines in that it has the engineer's and fire man's cabs out in front instead of the rear of the boiler, thus affording the men in the cab an unobstructed view Northwest Firm to Dredge Manila Harbor. The Puget Sound Bridge & Dredg ing Company, a Seattle corporation, has been notified that It had been awarded the government contract, valued at $2,000,000, for dredging the harbor of Manila and completing the old Spanish breakwater. The com pany will immediately ship the neces sary dredging machinery and 1.000.000 feet of lumber to be used in construct ing scows upon which to carry the masonry for the breakwater to its position. The working crews will shortly be sent to Manila from Seattle. Chrysanthemums Take a Back Seat The newest floral wonder Is the "Shasta daisy," originated by a flower grower of California. It measures a foot In circumference, and, when one was exhibited recently In a florist's window in San Francisco people lit erally flocked to see It. It is really a new kind of flower, and has been produced by several years of crossing and selection, three differ ent kinds of daisies being used the common American species, the larger and coarser European sort, and the Japanese daisy. There are three rows of petals of the purest white, and each blossom is upheld by a single strong and wiry stem which Is nearly two feet long. One advantage of the Shasta daisy Is said to be that it Is exceedingly hardy, enduring much cold, so that it can be grown out of doors. It Is claimed that it prospers in almost any kind of soil, blooms all summer long (in California nearly all the year round) and may be rapidly multiplied by dividing the roots. A peculiarity of this new and beau tiful blossom is that it sometimes shows colors, indicating that daisies of various hues and of gigantice size may be placed on the mark'et before long. To Open Boise Basin. The railway project from Boise L V. Y 1 , ..... iu me noise oasm is Deing put on a firm foundation. A surveying party is In the field under the supervision of the chief engineer of the new company, D. O. Stevenson. It is now Investigating the feasibil ity Of a rallwnv lino in tha creek canyon from the mouth of More creeic to tne mouth of Grimes creek, a distancn of nhnnr 21 mllon ThU is a very bad piece of country, broken, rocky and precipitous. If the railway is leasime nere, it wm De easy the rest of the wav. The railway is projected chiefly be cause ot tne great timDer belt tra versing a large portion of Boise COUntV. Which tha lino urnnlrl tan The mines of Boise basin, Idaho City, Placervllle, Quartzburg, Centerville, Bannock, Grimes Pass and Pioneef- vuie would add largely to the business of the corporation, but It is entirely upon their timber, that the business men at the hfiflrt nf tha nrntopr flcmro for sufficient revenue to justify the line. Mide Some Pin Money. R. C. McCroskey, who owns and cultivates 1400 acres of land near Gar field, Wash., has finished threshing his wheat and finds that he has a total Of .If! 000 hlishola nf urhoar tnr this season's crop. Mr. McCroskey's crop -averaged 35 bushels to the acre. He had about 1000 acres of wheat, the remainder of his land being in oats or other crops. He has figured all expenses of the crop just harvested and finds that his wheat cost him an average of 23 cents per bushel placed in the warehouse. He sold 15,000 bushels before the beginning of the harvest for 46 cents per bushel. Wheat Is now worth 40 cents per bushel, and If it were all sold at the present prices Mr. McCroskey would net 17 cents per bushel, or $5.95 per acre from this single crop. But adding the amount sold at 45 cents per bushel makes the total aver age, if the remainder were sold at present prices, $6.87 per acre net profit. Multiplying this by 100 gives a total net profit on this crop of wheat of $6870. Glgintic Steel Mill at Everett There Is no longer any reason to doubt the report given out nearly two years ago that a gigantic steel and iron mill company .was in a state of formation to build a mill on Puget Sound. Since that time tbe coke and coal mines at Hamilton, Wash., near Everett, have come under the control of President Hill, of the Great North ern, and further and exhaustive pros pecting on Hamilton and Texacla islands prove them to be liberally sup plied with ore. Railroad and street car building in addition to the num erous trolley line projects has ren dered an enterprise of this kind an absolute necessity. A plant to meet all the demands sure to be made up on it will have to be a big one, the estimate running up to as high as $18,000,000. It will in all probability be erected at Everett, or in that im mediate vicinity. Cuts Out Frisco. The Western Union Telegraph Com pany will soon begin the construction of a new line between Boise, Idaho, and Pendleton Or. The new wire will double the capacity of the line be tween the places named. From Pen dleton west there are several wires. It is the intention to put up another wire between Ogden, Utah, and Boise, and when that is up most of tbe through business from the East to Portland' will come over this new wire instead of going by the way of San Francisco. Trying a New Port. As an experiment 2000 tons of Washington wheat was shipped, Oc tober 8, to the port of Callao, Peru, from Seattle, on the big steamship Memphis. This is the first consign ment of this grain ever made to this port, and the shippers are confident that the venture will prove profitable, in which event other ports will be in vaded. Boise's Public Building Started. The foundation of the new govern ment building to be erected at Boise City, Idaho, is now completed. Sup erintendent J. E. Hosford, superin tendent of construction of the govern ment building at Helena, Mont, is here and will have charge of the Boise building until another superintendent is appointed. The building is being erected by Boise contractors, the con tract calling for completion within 22 months, and the price is $286,000. It will be four stories, built of Btone. New Dredger at Work. The powerful shovel dredger re cently completed by the Puget Sound Bridge A Dredging Company, of Seat tle, haa started work on tbe new slip for the pier to be built on tbe ocean dock site. Unlike the ordinary dredger, the machine haa the shovel fitted at the end of a huge beam which ia driven into the debris and mud by means of slots into which the play a rapidly driven cog-wheel. By reason of its unusual size the dredger is at present one of the water front's chief attractions, and draws large crowCj daily. JUDGE LEFT CASE TO LAWYER. And the Attorney Decided Against Ilia Owa Client The importance of tbe justice of the peace is more felt the farther In from the stir of towns. In cities this office, though it Is Important and dignified, does not receive tbe recognition that it should, but out in the country tbe jus tice Is a big man, bis decisions are gen erally final and his opinion Is eagerly sought Oten, however, bis knowledge of the law Is a little deficient In a little town In middle Georgia there lived a lawyer, saya the Atlanta Constitution, who has since made his name famous through the South for eloquence, knowledge of tbe law and practical sense. At this time he had about reached tbe stage where be could afford to stop practicing" In justice courts, and to clinch this resolution be had determined to accept no more prac tice for any fee under $20. Oue day a lady came Into his office and Informed him that she had a case in a' court about ten miles out In the country, and that she wanted him to take It for her. The subject of conten tion was a cow. He told ber of bis fee, thinking to get rid of her In this man ner. From somewhere in ber dress she pulled out some bills, counted over $20 and told blm that he had to go. Still wishing to find a hole through which to escape he Inquired as to tbe value of tbe cow. She answered $15. He then asked about the case, and when she bad finished her story he Informed ber that she had the wroug side of It and that whether he went out or not she would lose It. Nothing would change ber determination, however; she want ed to law It out and he had to go. On the day appointed the lawyer drove out to court, having shut up his office for the day, and on bis arrival there found everything In readiness for the trial. The witnesses were examin ed and the counsel for tbe other side made its plea. The evidence was against blm, but be determined to do the best for tbe old lady and to rattle the other lawyer If he could. He com menced bis speech, mixed up all the law he had ever heard of, ridiculed the other lawyer, rattled the witnesses, shifted about their testimony to please himself and utterly confused the jus tice, who looked on In amazement, un able to decide tbe case. When the speech was over the judge said: "Bill, I will leave the case with you. If you really believe that your client should have the cow, upon your honor as a gentleman, I will give It to her." The lawyer was surprised, and by no means desiring to lose the cow for his client, said: "Judge, you are the judge in this case. I am not. I am merely expressing the opinion of my client.". The judge Insisted on an answer; so he was obliged to reply that he did not think his client bad any right to tbe animal and tbe case was decided. Strange to say, the client was not angry, but agreed that under the cir cumstances be bad done all that be could. It was merely her desire to law It out that had brought on the difficulty. MILES OF VARYING LENGTH. BaTCntaenCountrlei Have Special Meas urements of Their Own. English-speaking countries, says tbe 8t Louis Globe-Democrat, have four different miles the ordinary mile of 6,280 feet and the geographical or nautical mile of 6,085, making a differ ence of about one-seventh between the two; then there Is tbe Scotch mile of 5,928 feet, and the Irish mile of 0.720 feet; four various miles, every oue of which is still in use. Then almost every country has its own standard mile. The Romans had their mil pass num, 1,000 paces, which must have been about 3000 feet in length, unless we ascribe to Caesar's legionaries great stepping capacity. The German mile of to-day Is 24,318 feet In length, or more than four and a half times as long as our mile. The Dutch, the Danes and the Prus sians enjoy a mile that is 18,440 feet long, three and one-half times tbe length of ours; and tbe Swiss get more exercise In walking one of their miles than we get In walking five miles, for their mile is 9,153 yards long, while ours Is only 1,"j0 yards. Tbe Italian mile Is only a few feet longer than ours, the Roman mile Is shorter, while the Tuscan aud the Turkish mile are 15(1 yards longer. Tbe Swedish mile Is 7,341 yards long, and the Vienna post mile is 8,790 yards In length. So here Is a list of twelve different miles, and besides this there are other measures of distance, not counting the French kilometer, which Is rather less than two-thirds of a mile. The Brazilians have a mlllla that Is oue and one-fourth times as long as our mile; tbe Neapolitan miglio Is about the same length; the Japanese ri, or mile, is two and one-half times ours; the Russian verst Is five-eighths as long as our mile, while the Persian standard is a fesakb, four and a half miles long, which Is said to be equal to the pnra sang so familiar to the readers of Xen ophen's "Anabasis." The distance In dicated by the league also varies In dif ferent countries. Ledger Monthly. A Club, lcllowly What! Are you home already? going Brownly Yes; I must go. Wife is waiting up for me. Yellowly My wife belongs to a wo man's club, and when she goes out to It In an afternoon, I never say a word If she stays away six hours, so she never says anything to me If I am out a little later than usual. Don't your wife be long to a club? Brownly No, but there's a clnb that belongs to ber, and it is the knowledge of that fact that Is hurrying me home. Boston Courier. Scotch Armorial Bearings. The armoral bearings of many of tbe 8cottUh border families are aynilxtllc sf their old predatory profession. "We'll have moonlight again" la the motto of Lord Polwarth. "Best riding by moon light" was the ancient motto of the Buccleuchs. Fro the foil to Hocletv. Marmaduke How do you feel about thla much-discussed man-with-tbe-boeJ Courtney Oh! ne's all right la three generations be will be the mao-wlth-the-tallybo.-ruck. GEO. P. CROWELL, Rucceiwor to E. L. Kmttn, Oldest Established House in tbe valley.) DEALER IN Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes, Hardware, Flour, and Feed, etc. This old-established honse wi 1 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. Davenport Bros. Are running their two mills, planer and box factory, and cull tlli orders for Lumber . Boxes, Wood and Posts ON SHORT NOTICE. DAVIDSON FRUIT CO. siiippKRji or HOOD RIVER'S FAMOUS FRUITS. PACKERS or THE Hood River Brand of Canned Fruits. MANUFACTl'ItERS Of Boxes and Fruit Packages DKA1.KKS IN Fertilizers & Agricultural Implements THE REGULATOR LINE. Dalles, Portland & Astoria Navigation Co. DALLES BOAT Leaves Oak Street Dock, Portland 7 A. M. PORTLAND BOAT Leaves Dalles 7 A. M. Dally Ex cept Sunday, STEAMERS Regulator, Dalles City, Reliance. WHITE COLLAR LINE. The Dalles -Portland Route Sir. "Bailey Catzctt," Between Portland, The Oalles and Way Points TIME CARD Leaves Portland Tuesdays, Thursrtavs and Saturdays at 7a. m. Arrives The Pallet, i mi day. d p. in. leaves The Dalles Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 a. m. Arrives Portland, same day, 4 p. m. This route has the grandest scenic attractions on earth. Str. " Tahoma," Dally Round Trips, except Sunday. TIME CARD. Leave Portland...? a.m. Leave Astoria... ..7 a.m. Landing and ofhee, foot ot Alder street. Both 'phones, Main 331, Portland, Or. - E W. CRIOHTON, Agent, Portland. JOHN M. F1I.LOON, Agent, The Dalles. A. J. TAYMIK, Agent, Astoria. J. C. WYATT, Agent, Vancouver. WOLFOKD & WYEKS, Agts., White Falmon. PRATHER & BARNES, Agouti at Hood Klver Oregon Siiorp Line akd union Pacific i D. TIME SCHEDULES ...... " from Heoa Blur. A""T" Salt Lake, Denver, Chicago Ft. Worth.Omaha, Portland Special Kansas City, St. Special 11:26 a.m.. I.oiiis,ChicagoatKl 2:06 p. m. Eaat. Walla Walla Lewlt- Bpokane ton, Spokane, Min- Portland Flyer neapolis.Rt. Paul, Flyar t.W p.m. Duluth, Mil wan- iiS9a.ui. kea.Chtcago&Kaiit Bait Lake, Denver, Mall and Ft. Worth, Omaha, . Mall and Express Kansas City, 8t. Exprese ll;42p. m. Louis.Caicagoaud .4ia. m. East. OCEAN AND RIVER SCHEDULE FROM PORTLAND. CO p. as. All salting dates 4:00 g.BV subject to change For Pan Francisco j bail (very daya Dally Cslumblt Hirer 00b. bi Ex.Hunclay tlaaaisrs. II. Sundae s ou e m. ' Saturday To Astoria and Way lii OU p. m. Landings. :tfa.m. WHlaawtt liver. :. m. tx.Sunday Oregon City, New. Ki.Muadar berg. Salatn, In. la- peudeuce Way , landings. 7:00 tin. WUItxels aaa Yaav 1:10 p. m. Tnes.. Thur. am Iinra. lon Wwt and Sat. and Frt. Oregon rity, pay. ton, A Way Land- tngv :45 a. m. Mliiaaterta llnv. 4 p.m. tnes.. Thur Mob, wl and Sal. Portland ts Corral, and FrL lis a Way Land- Inyv It. Rlparia Smakb Rivsa. LT.Lewleum t:a m. Rlparia to Lew litoa a m. dally daily a: l. craiq. General Passenger Agent, Ponlaad,Or, . B AO LIT, Ag.at, Hod stiver.