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11 A STUDY
PART II Chapter IV Continued.
about to get out for his wheat fields,
when he heard the click of the latch.
and, lookiug through the window, saw
a stout, sandy-haired, middle-aged
man coming up the pathway,
His heart leaped to his mouth, for
this was none other than the great
Biigham Young himself. Full of trep
idation for he knew that such a vis
it boded him little good Ferrier ran
to the door to greet the Mormon
chief. This latter, however, received
bis salutation coldly, and followed
him with a stern face into the sitting
"Brother Ferrier," he said, taking a
seat, and eyeing the farmer keenly
from under his light-colored eyelash
es, "the true believers have been good
friends to you. We picked you up
when you were starving in the desert,
we shared our food with you, led you
safe to the chosen valley, gave you
goodly share of land, and allowed you
to wax rich under our protection. Ifl
not this so?"
"It Is so," answered John Ferrier.
"In return for all this, we asked
but one condition; that was, that you
should embrace the true faith, and
conform in every way to its usages
This you promised to do; and this, If
common report says truly, you have
"And how have I neglected it?'
asked Ferrier, throwing out his hands
in expostulation. "Have I not given
to the common fund? Have I not at
tended at the temple? Have I not '
"Where are your wives?" asked
Young, looking round hlra. "Call
them in. that I may greet them."
"It is true that I have not mar
ried," Ferrier answered. "But women
were few, and there were many who
had better claims than I, I was not a
lonely man; I had my daughter to
attend my wants."
"It is of that daughter that I would
speak to you," said the leader of the
Mormons. "She has grown to be the
flower of Utah, and has found favor
In the eyes of many who are high in
John Ferrier groaned internally.
"There are stories of her which I
would fain disbelieve stories that
she id sealed to some gentile. This
must be the gossip of idle, tongues,
What is the thirteenth role in the
code of the sainted John Smith? 'Let
every maiden of the true faith marry
one of the elect, for if she wed a rrr
tlle she commits a grievous sin.' This
being so, it is impossible that you
who profess the holy creed, should
suffer your daughter to violate it."
John Ferrier made no answer, but
he played nervously with his riding
"Upon this one point, your whole
faith should be tested so It has been
decided in the Sacred Council of
Four. The girl is young and we would
not have her wed gray hairs, neither
would we deprive her of all choice
We elders have many wives, but our
children must also be provided
Stangerson has a son and Drebber
has a son, and either of them would
gladly welcome your daughter to their
house. Let her choose between them
Tney are young and rich and of the
true faith. What say you to that?
Ferrier remained silent for some lit
tle time with his brows knitted.
"You will give us time," he said at
last. "My daughter I" very young
she is scarcely of an a&e to marry."
"She shall have a month to choose,1
said Young, rising from his seat. "At
the end of that time she shall give
He was passing through the door
when he turned with flushed face and
"It were better for you, John Fer-
rier," he thundered, "that you and she
were now lying blanched skeletons up
on the Sierra Blanco than that yon
should put your weak wills against
the orders of the Holy Four!
With a threatening gesture of his
hand, he turned from the door, and
Ferrier heard his heavy step scrunch'
lng along the shingly path.
He was still sitting with his elbows
upon his knees, considering how he
should broach the matter to his
daughter, when a soft hand was laid
upon his, and, looking up, saw her
standing beside him.
One glance at her pale, frightened
face showed him that sne had heard
what had passed.
"I could not help it." she said In
answer to hU look. "His voice rang
through the house. Oh, father
father! What shall we do?"
"Don't you scare yourself," he an
swered, drawing her to him and pass
ing his broad, rough hand caressing
ly over her chestnut hair. "We'll
lit it up somehow or another. You
don't And your fancy kind o' lessening
for this chap, do you?"
A sob and a squeeze of his hand
was her only answer.
"No, of course not. I shouldn't
care to hear you say you did. He's
a likely lad, and he's a Christian,
which is more than these folk here,
In spite o all their praying and
preaching. There's a party starting
for Nevada tomorrow, and I'll manage
to send him a message letting him
know the hole we are In. If I know
anything o' that young man he'll be
bok here with a speed that would
Lucy laughed through her tears at
her father's description.
"When he comes he will advise us
for the best. But It is for you that I
am frightened, dear. One hears
one hears such dreadful stories about
those who oppose the prophet; some
thing terrible always happens to
"But we havn't opposed him yet,"
her father answered. "It will be time
to look out for squalls when we do.
We have a clear month before us; at
the end of that. I guess we had best
hln out of Utah."
"That's about the size of It"
"But the farm?"
"We will raise as much as we can
In money, and let the rest go. To tell
the truth, Lucy, it Isn't the first time
I have thought of doing It I don't
care about knocking under to any
man. as these folk do to their darned
prophet I'm a free-born American,
and it's all new to me. Guess I'm too
old to learn. If he comes browsing
about his farm, he might chance
to run up against a charge of buck
shot traveling In the opposite direc
tion." "But they wont 14 ui leave," his
"Walt till JefTerson comes, and well
toon manage that In the meantime,
don't yon fret yourself, my dearie,
and don't get your eyea swelled up.
Is he'll b walking Into me when he
IN SCARLET 1 1
, sees you. There' nothing to be
afeared about, and there's no danger
John Ferrier uttered theae consol
ing remarks in a very confident tonq,
but she could not help observing that
be paid unusual care to the fastening
cf the doors that night, and that he
carefully cleaned and loaded the
rusty old shotgun which hung upon
the wall of his bedroom.
On the morning which followed his
Interview with the Mormon prophet,
John Ferrier went in to Salt Lake
City, and, having found his acquant-
ance who was bound for the Nevada
Mountains, he intrusted him with his
message to Jefferson Hope.
In it he told the young man of the
imminent danger which threatened
them, and how necessary it was that
he should return.
Having done this, he felt easier in
his mind, and returned home with
As he approached his farm he was
surprised to see a horse hitched to
each of the posts of the gate. Still
more surprised was he on entering
to find two young men In possession
of his sitting room.
Both of them nodded to Ferrier as
he entered, and the one in the rocking
chair commenced the conversation.
"Maybe you don't know us," he
said. "This here is the son of Elder
Drebber, and I'm Joseph Stangerson,
who travelod with you in the desert
when the Lord stretched out His
hand and gathered you into the true
"As He will all the nations, In His
own good time," said the other, in a
nasal voice; "He grindeth slowly but
"We have come," continued Stan
gerson, "at the advice of our fathers
to solicit the hand of your daughter
for which ever of us may seem good
to you and to her. As I have but
four wives and Brother Drebber here
has seven, it appears to me that my
claim Is the stronger one."
"Nay, nay, Brother Stangerson,"
cried the other; "the question it not
how many wives we have, but how
many we can keep. My father has
now given over his mills to me, and
I am the richer man."
"But my prospects are better," said
the other, warmly. "When the Lord
removes my father I shall have his
tanning yard and his leather factory.
Then I am your elder, and am higher
in the church."
"It will be for the maiden to de
cide," rejoined young Drebber, smirk
ing at his own reflection in the
glass. "We will leave It all to her
During this dialogue John Ferrier
had stood fuming in the doorway,
hardly able to keep his riding whip
from the backs of his two visitors.
Look here," he said, at last, strid
ing up to them, "when my daughter
summons you, you can come; but un
til then, I don't want to see your
The two young Mormons stared at
blm in amazement. In their eyes
this competition between them for
the maiden's hand was the highest
of honors both to her and her father.
There are two ways out of the
room, cried Ferrier; "there is the
door, and there is the window,
Which do you care to use?"
His brown face looked so savage,
and his gaunt hands so threatening,
that his visitors sprang to their feet
and beat a hurried retreat.
The old farmer followed them to
"Let me know when you have set
tled which it Is to be," he sad, sar
donically. You shall smart for this!" Stan
gerson cried, white with rage. "You
have defied the prophet and the
Council of Four. You shall rue It to
the end of your days."
The hand of the Lord shall be
heavy upon you," cried young Dreb
ber. He will arise and smite you."
"Then I'll start the smiting" ex
claimed Ferrier, furiously, and he
would have rushed upstairs for his
gun had not Lucy seized him by the
arm and restrained hlra.
"The young, canting rascals!" he
exclaimed, wiping the perspiration
from his forehead; "I would sooner
see you in your grave, my girl, than
the wife of either of them."
"And so should I, father," she an-
sweied, with spirit, "but Jefferson
will soon be here."
Yes.' It will not be long before he
comes. The sooner the better, for
we do not know what their next
move may be."
It was indeed high time that some
one capable of giving advice and help
should come to the aid of the sturdy
old farmer and his adopted daughter.
In the whole history of the settle
ment there had never been such a
case of rank disobedience to the au
thority of the elders. If minor errors
were punished so sternly, what would
be the fate of this arch-rebel?
Ferrier knew that his wealth and
position wouid be of no avail to him.
Others as well known and as rich as
himself had been spirited away be
fore now, and their goods given over
to the church.
He was a brave man. but he
trembled at the vague, shadowy ter
rors which hung over him. Any
known danger he could face with a
firm lip, but this suspense was un
nerving. He concealed his fears from his
daughter, however, and affected to
make light of the whole matter,
though she, with the keen eye of
love, saw plainly that he was ill at
Upon rising next morning he found
to his surprise a small square of paper
pinned on to the coverlet of his bed.
just over hla chest On it was print
ed, in bold, straggling letters:
"Twenty-nine days are given you
for amendment and then "
The dash was more fear-inspiring
than any threat could have been.
How this warning came into his room
puzzled John Ferrier sorely, for his
servants slept in an out-house, and
the door and windows had all been
He crumpled the paper up and said
nothing to his daughter, but the Inci
dent struck a chill to his heart
The twenty-nine days were evident
ly the balance of the month which
Young had promised.
What strength or courage could
avail against an enemy armed with
such mysterious powers?
The hand which fastened that pin
might have struck him to the heart
and he could never have known who
had slain him.
Still more shaken was he next
morning. They had sat down to
breakfast when Lucy, with a cry of
surprise, pointed upward.
In the center of the celling was
scrawled, with a burnt stick, appar
ently, the number 28. To his daugh
ter It was unintelligible, and he did
That night he sat up with his gun
and kept watch and' ward. He saw
and heard nothing, and yet in the
morning a great 27 had been painted
upon the outside, of his door.
Thus day followed day and - as
sure as morning came he found that
his unseen enemies had kept their
register, and had marked up in some
conspicuous position how many days 1
were still left to him out of the
month of grace. Sometlmea the fa-1
tal number appeared upon the walls,
sometimes upon the floors; occasion
ally they were on small placards j
stuck upon the garden gate or the
wnn an ms viguance jonn rerner
could not discover whence these daily
A horror, which was almost super
stitious, came upon him at sight of
them. He became haggard and rest
less, and his eyes had the troubled
look of some hunted creature.
He had but one hope in life now,
and that was for the arrival of the
young hunter from Nevada.
Twenty had changed to fifteen, and
fifteen to ten, but there was no newB
of tho absentee. One by one the
number dwindled down, and still
there came no sign of him.
Whenever a horseman clattered
down the road or a driver shouted at
his team, the old farmer hurried to
tho gate, thinking that help had ar
rived at last
At last when he saw five give way
to four and that again to three, he
lost heart, and abandoned all hope of
escape. Single-handed, and with his
limited knowledge of the mountains
which surrounded the settlement, he
knew that he was powerless.
The more frequented roads -were
strictly watched and guarded, and
none could pass along them without
an order from the council. Turn
which way he would, there appeared
to be no avoiding the blow which
hung over him.
Yet the old man never wavered In
his resolution to part with life itself
before he consented to what he r
garded as his daughter's dishonor.
He was sitting alone one evening
pondering deeply over his troubles.
and searching vainly for some way
out of them,
That morning had shown the fig
ure two upon the wall of his house,
and the next day would be the last
of the allotted time. What was to
All manner of vague and terrible
fancies filled his imagination.
And his daughter what was to
become of her after he was gone?
Was there no escape from the Invis
ible network which was drawn all
He sunk his head upon the table
and sobbed at the thought of his own
What was that? In the silence he
heard a gentle scratchlngg sound
low, but very distinct In the quiet of
the night It came from the door of
(To be Continued.)
Amusing Errors of Speech.
Bridget, who came to this concdn
last year, has a limited vocabulary,
and while she is learning fast, some
of the words and expressions she has
acquired do not always fit, her ear riot
having been accurate in getting the
rignt term. Thus the other day she
said to her mistress:
"Shall I fix that Kansas back duck
Again, Bridget was telling a tale erf
a missing friend in this city, when sh
'Do you know, I believe when Kat
turns np she'll be found in the Potash
While at work on Friday a tremen
dous blast near by in the subway
rattled the dinhes in the kitchen and
the girl cried out:
"There goes that rapid transom
An expert does not always re) -ma
being tackled by an oversharp lawyer.
Yet in such verbal duels the forme
frequently scores. A mining expert
was giving evidence in connection
with an important mining case, and
he was being exposed to a galling fire
of cross-eiamination. The questions
related to the form that the ore wai
found in, generally described as "kid
'Now," said the sharp lawyer, "how
arge are there lumps are they as
ong as my head?"
"Yes," ai the ready reply," "as
long, but not nearly so thick."
The court roared, and a beautiful
smile shone upon the face of the ex
pert. Bear More of an Attraction.
Tarson (who has just arrived for the
first time at his new country living) 1
say, porter, my arrival seems to have
caused a great deal of excitement in
Torter Yes, sir; but it's nowt to
when the dancing bear was here yester
day. London Tit-Bits.
Bridgot Oi can't stay, ma'am, on
less you give me more wages.
Mrs. Hiram Often What! Why,
you don't know how to cook or do house
work at all.
Bridget That's jist it, ma'am, an
not knowin how, sure the work is al'
the harder for me, ma'am.
The Selfishness of Men.
He Darling, what do you suppose 1
have done today?
She I couldn't guess in a hundrer
He I have bad my life insured. '
She That'a just like yon, John
Mann. All you seem to think of ia
yourself. Boston Transcript
She After all, what is the difference
between illusion and delusion.
He Illusions are the lovelv fanrl
are the foolish fancies other people have
about themselvesLife. I
The Old Storr 1
FT.mM 1,1 !7 , , '
Mildred-Yes .hi waa a hard ice
cream ). driver! nd he married
her to reform her ,
I don't go much on religion,
I never ain't had no show;
But I've got a mlddlin' tight grip, sir,
On the handful 0' things t know.
I don't pan out on the prophets,
And free-will, and that sort of thing
But 1 Viieve In God and the angels
Ever since one night last spring.
I come into town with some turnips,
And my little Oabe came along
No four-year-old in the county
Could honr him for nis-ftv and strong,
reart, and chippy, and sassy,
Always ready to swear and fight
And I'd Unit blm to chaw terbacker
Jest to keep his milk-teeth white. ,
The snow came down like a blanket
As I passed by Taggart's store;
I went in for a Jug of molasses -And
left the team at the door.
. They scared at something and started
I I heard one little squall,
, And hell-to-spllt over the prairie
J Went team, Little Breeches, and all
I Hell-to-spllt over the prairie!
I I wa almost froze with skeer;
But we rousted up some torches,
And searched for 'em far and near.
At last we struck horses and wagon,
Snowed under a soft white mound,
Upset, dead beat but of little Uabe
No hide nor hair was found.
And here all hope soared on me
Of my fellow-critter's aid
I jest flopped down on my marrow-bones,
Crotch-deep in the snow and prayed.
By this, the torches was played out,
And me and Isrul Parr
Went off tor some wood to a sheeptold
That he said was somewhqr thar.
We found It at last, and a little shed
Where they shut up the lambs at nignt,
We looked in and seen them huddled thar.
80 warm, and sleepy, and white,
And thar sot Little Breeches and chirped.
As peart as ever you see,
"I want a chaw of terbacker,
And that's what the matter of me."
How did be git thar? Angels.
He could never have walked In that
They jest stooped down and toted him
To whar it was safe and warm.
And I think that saving a little child,
Aud fotchlng him to his own,
Is a durnod sight better business
Than loafing around the Throne.
FOR A HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.
Dream of Canadians Now Likely
Become a Reality.
The statement a few days ago that
the Canadian government has equipped
a party which will begin at once the
exploration of the vast wilderness ly
ing north of the Great Lakes seems to
Indicate, that the project for a Hud
son Bay railway, which has been
dream for many years, may become a
reality in the near future. Little Is
known of the character of the coun
try between the lakes and James'
bay, but what has been heard from
hunters and Indian guides leads to the
belief that the section Is wealthy, with
deposits of coal and ore, with great
forests, aud with land suitable for agri
The task of surveying these exten
sive tracts will be a stupendous one,
and the Canadian government does not
expect that the labors of the survey
ing party will be completed within
Although Canadians realized the
wealth of the Hudson Bay country, and
talked about a railroad for It for more
than twenty years, they finally were
forced to stand aside and watch Amer
ican capital do the business. The first
step was taken something over a year
ago, when a road waa built north from
Sault Ste. Marie Into the forests in
the Moose River country, chiefly to
carry pulp to the mills at the "Soo."
While It Is "by no means certain that
this road will ever get as far north as
James' Bay, It is headed that way.
From the "800" to Moose Factory,
the southernmost point of James' Bay,
Is a distance of about 600 miles. The
Moose river, from Its headwaters at
Brunswick Post seventy miles north
of the Canadian Pacific line, is 425
miles long, and the road would follow
Its course for the most part not much
allowance being made for deviations.
The upper stretches of the river run
for considerable distances through
muskeg, or swampy land, and for
long stretch the surrounding country,
though heavily timbered, la compara
It would not offer any more dif
ficult problems of engineering In rail
road building than have been solved
satisfactorily In the pineries and
swamp lands In northern Minnesota
It la not certain that the atorfes of
the vast mineral wealth of the Moose
river country are Justified, for little
prospecting has been done. But aside
from the timber, a rich farming coun
try undoubtedly could be opened along
the valley of that river by a railroad.
Men who have traveled through from
the American line to James' Bay re
port abundant evidence of the rich fer
tility of the aolL
With a railroad, that section, now a
desolate waste, would become one of
the richest agricultural sections of Can
ada. The argument made' against Its
agricultural development la that short
seasons would make diversified agricul
ture impossible and that grain would
Those familiar wth the country,
however, report that the season along
the Moose river Is not so much shorter
than that of Manitoba, one of the
greatest wheat belts of the world. Fif
ty miles south of Jamas' Bay the cli
mate Ja not affected by the changes of
sea. Every Hudson Bay post has
Thl . ".v. ,
The development of these rich farm-
,n UnU woul(1 ' thought be a b!g
investment for any road. The Moeee
L000 feet in 425 mllea. and,
' T"1 uccM,on "P1
er opportunitlee for man-
nfecturlng through the development U
Its water power.
FUNERALS IN, OLD MEXICO.
Street Care for Hearse, and Co (Has
Peddled from Poor to Moor,
"Did you ever see a 'street car fuuer.
nl?' " The questioner was a drummer
for a large Eastern house, and had just
returned from an extensive trip
"A street car funeral?" the reporter
"Yes, sir! One meets with odd sights
the moment he crosses the Mexican bor
der, but, he reaches the climax in the
City of Mexico Itself, and from what I
can learn It Is the only town In the world
where 'street car funerals' are an every
day occurrence. Funerals, like all other
things Mexican, are divided Into two
classes. Those who can afford luxuries
procure the hearse drawn by four blue A.
horses, with a coachman and a foot
man, and ornamented with gold and sil
ver trappings of every description. But
the poorer element must be content
with Just a plain, ordinary street car,
with the seats removed, a few pieces of
cheap black cloth tacked here and there
to leiiv a somber effect, and drawn by
a pair of sunburned but energetic
"When a Mexican dies the street car
company is Immediately notified to
have a hearse and the required number
of coaches at a certain point on their
track as near as possible to the late res
idence of the deceased. The coffin is
then placed upon the shoulders of four
friends and carried from the house to
the street car pageant In wnitlng. The
remains are carefully deposited on the
platform of the first car, the gaudily
attired mourners climb In the remaining
coaches, aud the funeral proceeds, In
more or less state, to the cemetery.
Cigarettes are very much in evidence,
and a casual observer might well sup
pose from the ascending smoke that the
remains were being cremated en route.
"If the mourners are extremely sor
rowful they may pull down the blinds
and close the doors, thus enjoying com
plete privacy. The great objection, how
ever, to the street car funeral Is the de
gree of speed that must be maintained
in order to keep the tracks cleared for
regular traffic. In fact n one occn-
slon Just before I left the capital I saw
the little mules attached to the second
class hearse coming down the street at
a full gallop, affording us an astonish
ing combination of 'the quick and the
"And speaking of funerals reminds
me of a little Incident which occurred
up in Queretaro, a town some miles
north of the city. I was sitting out in
front of the adobe hotel one evening
when I noticed an old man going from
door to door with a plain pine coffin on
his back. He was what Is termed a
'coffin peddler,' and was trying to In
duce the residents to lay In a supply of
coffins for the approaching winter. The
principal argument used 111 disposing or
his grewsome wares was that all are
bound to die sooner or later, and one
might jib well be supplied with all the
necessary requisites to a funeral."
Birth of London Bridge.
On Aug. 1, 1831, William IV. and
Queen Adelaide formally opened with
much ceremony the famous Loudon
bridge, so that the structure now is
a little over seventy-one years old.
Their majesties went in grand proces
sion from Buckingham palace to Som
erset house, and thence by barge to
rhfl hrlrlcp Tho fl -n1 n ira of tho (Yiml
barge were removed, that a full view
of the royal pair could be had along
the whole line. At London bridge a
grand pavilion had been set up close
to the site of Old Fishmongers' Hall.
It waa constructed of standards cap
tured in a hundred fights, canopied In j
crimson and decorated with massive
shields. When the King stepped ashore
he sold to two members of the London
bridge committee: "Mr. Jones and Mr.
Routh, I am very glad to see you on
London bridge. It is certainly a most
beautiful edifice and the spectacle to
uie grauuim auu iue uiW uengnuui (
lu every resyeci umi 1 ever uu uie
pleasure to witness." This, of course,
says the London News, was before
any one thought of building an annex
to Westminster Abbey.
Reported Him Literally.
Fault waa found with the way In
which the shorthand writers reported , ruP should be exhibited publicly In the
the speeches in a legislative body. They j market place of his town for a period
retaliated by giving the speech of one ot two houri w"1 tuen 8ent away, con
of the members exactly as he made it deuine1 to wear the dress until such
with the following result: I time as he had paid his debts or some
The reporters ought not to- the re-
porters ought not to be the ones to
Judge what is Important not to say .
what should be left out but the
member can only judge of what Is im
portant As I as my speeches as the
reports as what I say is reported some
times, no one nobody can understand
from the reports what It Is what I
mean. So K strikes me It has struck
me certain matters things that appear
of importance are sometimes left out
omitted. The reporters the papers
points are reported I mean to make
brief statement what the paper
thinks of Interest Is reported." Cleve-
land Leader. I
Aa girioin Impose excessive penalties on a man
Holman F. Day's "Pine Tree Bal.'h0 mKht have become bankrupt
lads" tells In verse a number of stories
that actually happened "down ln
Maine." and are remembered there to-
day by old narrators. One relates to
Barney McGauldrlc, a landlord of that
State, at whose house famous men lik-
l" c' ",ance postpone that action so long as did
Barney was always loyal to bis
friends. At one time a Dew meat deal
er came to town, and tried to secure
the landlord's trade.
I have always bought meat of Jed
HaskelL" said Barney, "and I guess
I won't change."
"But." said the other, "old Haskell
doesn't know his business. He doeiu't
even know how to cut meat"
Well" drawled Barney, "I've al
ways found that he knowa enough
about It to cut sirloin steak clear to the
born, and that's good enough for me."
We sleep the soundest between threa
nd five o'clock In the morning. An '
bour or two after going to bed you .
sleep very soundly; then yonr slumber
grows gradually lighter, and It Is eaay
enough to waken yon at one or two
'clock. But when four o'clock comes
you ara In suctoa state of somnolence I 8ome '"N" wbo don't believe In faith
that It would take a great deal to wak-1 cure hv unlimited faith In their phy
en 70a. stelae
PAGAN RITES IN SCOTIA.
Hny Ccottleh fnttoma that Orl
nated in Huperetition.
Nearly all travelers in central Africa
have referred to the curious customs
prevalent among all pagan native tribes
of driving quantities of nails Into sa
cred trees aud other objects that have
been adjudged worthy of veneration,
and this not lu malice, but as a religions
rite, the nails In question being intend
ed as votive offerings. Exactly the same
thing may be witnessed to-day at the
sacred well of St. Maobruha, In Lech
Maree, Rossshlre, where is an ancient
oak tree studded with countless nails
of all sizes, the offerings of Invalid pil
grims who came to worship and be
cured, says a writer lu Stray Stories.
Pennies and half-penulcs also are to
be seen in enormous quantities driven
edgewise in the tough bark, and a
friend of the writer's who visited the
spot some, little time back discovered
In a cleft high up lu the trunk what be
took to be a shilling. On being extract
ed, however, It proved to be counter
felt Probably the donor, finding that
he could get no value for bis coin In
the natural world, concluded he might
as well try, as a last resort, what effect
It might have on the spiritual.
Of course, the poor cottars and oth
ers who flock to St Maebruha with
their nails and their pence do not for u
moment admit that they are assisting
at a pagan ceremony. But they most
undoubtedly are. Well worship has al
ways occupied an important place in
paganism, and the sacred oak, before
which each pilgrim must thrice kneel
ere humbly presenting his offering-
what is it but an obvious survival of
the sacred groves of Druidlcal times?
THE fUN OF CAMPING OUT.
More and more popular Is camp llfi
becoming each year, says Country Life
in America. With those who go Into
the deep woods in quest of big game
and fish the ramp life is, after all, the
real attraction, and not the mere de
sire to kill. But where one can make
these trips there are thousands who
cannot For these there are peaceful
rivers, wood-girt lakes and ponds aud
beautiful spots on the shores of Old
Neptune available for quite as charm
lng a two-weeks' outing beneath can
vas. In making up a camping party,
choose you such congenial spirits as
shall be foresworn to philosophical
And let there be a wag among them,
who, catching the humor of every sit
uation, puts to flight all thought of
discomfort. A level site near a spring
with nlentv of shade, n nl on aunt sheet
. f wnter with good fishing, pine boughs
a bed and driftwood for a fire,
ana who would trade bis life for a
king's patrimony? How delicious the
fish flavored with the pungent smoke
of the Are! How rarely satisfying the
simple bill of fare, and how few, after
all, are the needs of this life! Yours
Is the joy and happy freedom of the
gypsy and vagabond. You have be
come a species of civilized barbarian,
and it is good. Sunshine or shower,
what matters t? You take what
comes and give thanks, and If you are
of the right sort some of the beauty
of each Is absorbed into your very
nature. Long days, lazy days, but hap-
! days, are the days In Camp. Hap
and mishap will don the jester's cap
and bells and parade through memory
many a time during the after months.
BANKRUPTS IN LIVERY.
garlou, L.w, Onco KnfofCed ln
gland and Scotland. '
At one time England and Scotland
bankrupts were compellled to wear a
distinctive dress. This was a result
I of enactments passed at various times
I ln Scotland from the year 1000 to 1088.
Edinburgh Court of Sessions sped-
fle)j the drcsg tQ be of pgrtii 0Ile.
half yellow and the other brown, some
thing after the style of the dress now
worn In English prisons by the worst
class of prisoners, those who have at
tempted to escape or been guilty of
muruerous assaults on omcers, The
enactment also provided mat the Dank-
one else ha(J done " for hIm.
Aitnougn this was a period of laws
wn'cn can only be described as fero-
clous, this law waa such an outrage
on public sentiment that ln 1C88 it was
so far repealed that the wearing of the
dress was only compulsory ln cases
In which fraud had been proved, or,
curiously enough, if the bankrupt had
been convicted of smuggling. The
same practice was legal, but not gen
erally In force In England down to the
Tear 183(J- Tne l('e WB. ot course, to
warn persons who might have given
credit that the bankrupt was not ablt
to pay, but popular sentiment soon rec-
ognlsed that it was wholly unfair to
1""U "u 1"u,l,ul own Bua "
""". .7 . '"w "nur
10 P,UD"C reeun8 11 ceaBeU 10 P-
0rMl Vlew o . OId T
Few p(.rsons wno take out fe ,ngur.
an old English sailor who recently ap
plied for a policy. When he presented
himself at the Insurance office he was
, naturally asked his age. Ills reply waa
' W. "Why, my good man, we cannot In
sure you," said the agent of the com
. pany. "Why not?" demanded the appll
' vant "Why, you say yon are W yeart
of age." "What of thatr the old maa
cried. "Look at the statistics and they
I will tell you that fewer men die at 04
than af any other age."
A good story la told of twin brothers,
one of whom waa a clergyman and the
other a doctor. A short-sighted woman
congratulated the latter on his admlra-
ble sermon. "Excuse ma, madam,"
vraa bis reply, "over there Is my broth-
r. who preaches; I only practice."
GEO. P. CROWELL,
Successor to R. L. Smith,
Oldest t.uWUhed Mount) In the valley.
Dry Goods, Groceries.
Boots and Shoes,
Flour and Feed, etc.
This old-established house will con
tinue to pay each 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.
Have opened an office in Hood River.
Call and get prices and leave orders,
which will be promptly filled.
Regulator and Dalles City
Between The Dalles and Portland
Daily Except Sunday.
Leave Dalles 7 A. M.
Arrive Portland .4 P. M.
Ix'ave Portland 7 A. M .
Arrive Dulles 5 P. M.
Leave Hood River (down) at 8 :30 A.
Arrive Hood Rivor (up) at 3:30 P.
W. C ALLAWAY,
White Collar Line
Portland -Astoria Route
Str. "BAILEY GATZERT."
Dally round trlpi except Buuday.
Lnirea Portland ; T:00 A. M
laws Astoria 7:00 P. M
Through Portland connection with 8teamer
Kahcotta from llwaco and Long lleach pointa.
White Collar Line tickets Interchangeable
with O. R. & N. Co. and V. T. Co. ticket.
"TAHOMA" and "METLAKO"
Daily tilpi except Sundajr.
Leavci Portlnnd, lion., Wed., Frl 7:00 A. M
Leavva The Dalle. Tuea., Tnum. Sat, 7:00 A. U
Leaves Portland. Tues.. Thu.. Hat 7:00 A. M.
Leaves The Liallcs Mon., Wed., l-'rt 7:00 A. M.
Landing and ottlce: Foot Alder Street. Both
phones Slain ail. Portland, Oregon.
J. W. CRICHTON The Dalles, Ore.
A. K. Fl;l,l,r.K Hood Kiver, Ore.
WOLKOKI) W VERS.... White Salmon, Wah.
HKNKV (PLMSTKD irn. Wash
JOHN (". Tii'iTON Stevenson, Wash.
J. C. WYATT Vancouver, Wash.
A. J. TAYLOR.... Astoria, Ore.
E, W. CRICHTON,
and union Pacific
6:00 a. m.
Bait Lake, Denver,
Kansas City, 8t.
4:30 p. 1
At' an tie
Walla Walla !wls-
; 10 a.m.
Duluth, M II wan
Fait lake, Denver,
Kansas Cltv, St.
7.00 a. 1
C:16 p. m.
OCEAN AND RIVER SCHEDULE
I .-00 p.m. All sailing dales 4:00 p. av
subject to change
For Ran Francisco
bail every a daya
Dally Cskiwbla River 4 -00 p. m
El. Sun. lay Staaatera. Kx.8undar
Saturday To Astoria and Way
hi. vi p. m. Landings.
t ea m Wlllaawtte Riter. i.Kp ra
Mon., Wed. Waier permitting. Kg. kundar
aud FrL Orrgon City, New.
berg. Haiein, Inde-
Isaud Wag lud-
7:paa. m. WHIaaiene aa4 Tas- 1 m b m.
Twe., Thur. kill Rims. Nuh.. WL
aud (. W ater permitting. uj r,
Orrauit ruy, D.f.
Ion. Way Laud
ing. Lv. Rlparia tfukt lirar. Lv.Lei,iOB
4 :& a. m. 7 'ist a. m.
Daily fipt Rlparia to LewtstoB Daily eicsDt
oulay. j j Monday.
A. L. CRAIG,
Gmerel raaarnger Ageot. Portlaad, Or.
K. IIOAB. Age.r, Uh4 ,!.