The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, July 23, 1903, Image 6

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After ten daya' visit to Mrs. Clayton,
Winifred was summoned home.
"I would gladly let you remain longer,"
, wrote Lady Grace, "but you remember,
my dear, that our original plan waa to
leave for London n the 28th, and Sir
Clayton never likea hia plana interfered
On the 25th of April Winifred return
ed to Endon Vale, very aorry to Icava
her friend, but with almost a aenaa of
relief at being freed from the obnoxious
society of Mr. Clayton. Everyone wel
comed her with open arms; the bouse hai
not seemed the same without her It lack
ed tha sunshine, aa tha old French lady
On the day appointed Sir Clayton and
Lady Grace Farqubar and Miss Eyre
arrived at Eaton Square and were duly
announced in the fashionable curoalctee.
A mew life suddenly opened on the girl
who bad apent all her young yeara in
such quiet, not to aay motonony. She
found It very pleasant, although not al
together what it bad been in her dreams
two yeara before.
Uer debut was to take place at the
house of Miss Douglas, Lord Harold
Erskine's aunt, a lady occupying a very
decided position In the fashionable world,
and the entree to whose entertainments
waa very generally desired. Lady Grace
was anxious that her protege should look
her best.
When Winifred appeared, dressed, on
the night of the ball. Lady Grace had
no reason to regret having allowed her
to exerciae her twi taste. Uer dress was
of a marvelous whiteness and softness,
almost like anow. clouda, and her and
there over it were the softest white fea th
ere, that might have been Bakes of fallen
Very late In the eveninc Mr. Hasting
appeared. Aa ha entered 'the ballroom haJ
caught aight of Winifred talking In it
very animated manner t Lord Harold
Id an interval of waltslng. Ht stood and
watched her Intently; until to-night ha
had never thought her beautiful. He had
loved her for her grace, for her pride,
for her Innocence; but as ahe looked and
eniiled now, he felt ahe had a greater
claim to general admiration than ha had
ever dreamed of.
"And aha might have been my wifa
now," he thought. "How I ahould have
loved her how proud I ahould have been
of her! I wonder if she really carea far
that fellow Erskine?"
At this moment a vole aaid cloae to
his ear, aa though tha speaker had di
vined hia thotighta:
"Will it be a match, do you think?"
He turned with an angry atart, and
met tha mocking gate af Flora Cham
pion. "You mean Gray and Misa ' Went
worth? 1 think it very probable," Mr.
Hastings answered, curtly.
"Ob, no, ha la beyond a doubt. I
meant Lord Harold Erskina and and hia
partner." '
"I cannot form the slightest surmise.
Your cousin" and he apoka the word
pointedly "your cousin Is very beautiful,
and may even do better."
"Perhaps be chosen by the descendant
of all the Hastings?" she asked, with
a scornful laugh.
"Your penetration seems unusually at
fault to-night, Misa Champion," he re
turned, coldly; "but pardon me, the dance
Is over. I am going to seek a partner
for the next; your card Is full, I aee:"
' and he moved off before Flora had time
to iutimate her willingness to exchange
his name on her program with that of a
less eligible aspirant. She bit her lip
angrily as sli9 saw him cross straight
over to where her cousin stood, and bend
to speak with her. She could not hut
remark the tender deference of his bear
ing toward the country girl whom she de
spised, and whom she well remembered
ignoring to him us only a former's daugh
ter. She turned to the quiet, middle-aged
iimn on whose arm she leaned, and began
to talk to him with some of her old
lirightneas aud vivacity. He listened
with admiring attention, but had very
little to aay in reply. Flora felt Inex
pressibly bored.
"This man is a dolt" ahe said to her
self, angrily; "the idea even of all hia
money scarcely reconciles me to the hor
rible tedium of spending ao much time
in his company."
Mr. Maxwell was an excessively un
interesting, rich bachelor of two-and-forty.
He gave one an impression of
weakness and yielding that made it a
matter of surprise he had been allowed
to remain ao long in the unblessed estate
of bachelorhood. He had met Flora
Champion aeveral times and had admired
"He Is rich," ahe said to herself; "he is
as weak aa water, and he la greedy
three admirable qualitiea for a husband
whom you do not want to care about!
Why ahould I not marry him?"
Meanwhile Mr. Hastings has crossed
over to where Winifred waa atanding,
engaged In laughing conversation with
Lord Harold, a brixht smile on her lipa
and apparently very happy.. She did not
se Errol until he came up to her, and
then she atopped in a sentence and chang
ed color. She felt a quick thrill of pleas
ure when sha aaw his handsome face
bent on her with genuine admiration.
Some sudden thought of forgetting her
pride and yielding to her lova came aurg
Ing into her brain; and then her second,
new, unnatural self rebelled, and ahe
greeted him with a cold, indifferent smile.
"You wUI danca with me. Winifred V
he whispered, aa Lord Harold turned to
speak to someone behind him.
"I am engaged for every dance, thank
"May I coma and call in Eaton
"I dare aay Lady Grace will be pleaa
ed to aee you."
"But you?" .
"It is my duty to be pleased to see any
and all of Lady Farquhar's guests."
"You are not natural. Miss Eyre you
are strangely altered from the generous.
Urge-hearted, true Winifred I knew two
years ago."
"Is it well for Ignorant country girla
to be trustful?" ste asked, with a quick
corn. "t tbey are generous, do they
alwaya meet with like generosity from
those, whose minds are more enlarged,
or should be, from their birth and sta
tion r
"Is yonr enmity to b Hfelong. then?"
"No doubt It will wear out in time, as
rery other feeling does." waa the quick
As Mr. Hastings walked away, he ask
ed himself how it waa possible that a
man whose Inherent fault was intense
jrid could voluntarily expose himself to
the slights and indifference of a ypung
"I wonder how It is that I still care for
her?. She aeems to have lost all that
made me love her when I first knew her.
What a' fool I am! I will not think any
more of her!"
And he left the room and the house,
and went off to an entertainment where
a considerably greater degree of freedom
reigned than at the mansion of stately
Miss Douglas, and where be waa aura of
aa enthusiastic welcome.
With the charming inconsistency of the
sex, Winifred wss terribly chagrined on
discovering that ha waa really gone.
"He ia disgusted with me he will not
bear my unworthy treatment of him long
er," aha thought, bitterly. "I lova him
with all my heart, and I have loat him!"
The weeks rolled oa and the London
aeasoa was at its height. Drawing rooms,
concerts, balls, operas, fetes champetres,
flower ahowa and garden forties went on
as usual to make up the sum of the gay
world's pleasures and disappointments.
Mrs. Clayton one of many, perhaps had
been leading a life of fitful, feverish hap
piness for the last month. She did not
dare to think a pause of retrospection
would either send her headlong down the
precipice that was yawning at ber feet
or make her fly from it altogether. And
yet she was so unpardonably weak that
aha hesitated and could not bring, herself
to break off all intercourse with Col.
Aa if to draw tha last plank at safety
away from hia wife, Mr. Clayton treated
her daily worse. He left letters in her
way tfca could not fall to mortify her.
If they went out together he made a poiat
of keeping her waiting. He never open
ed his lips to sneak to her unless he was
poaWfa)?. Obliged, a ad then Tils worfcs
wVre aneers and taunt. He paid other
women the most extravagant compli
ments and attention. In abort, but for
Cel. d'Aguilar'a presence and sympathy.
Fee's life would have been unendurable.
They met constantly.
One of the entertainments that waa In
tended to rank among the first of the
season, waa a garden party given by the
Honorable Mrs. Vivian Lynedon at her
beautiful villa on the banks of the river.
No expense was to be spared; amuse
ment of every Imaginable kind was to be
provided; and the whole was to end in
display of such costly fireworks as were
rarely aeen, and a dune. Mr. and Mrs.
Clayton were invited. . At the last mo
ment he declined to go, and his wife went
without him. He did not attempt to pro
vent her. Col. d'Aguilar waa to be there.
"I will not spoil the sport," he aaid to
himself, witha amile that would have be
come Me phli.ophelps.'
All her friends were there, all but one.
at least, and at first It waa with a sens
of relief that ahe missed him. But hour
atfer sour wore on, a ad then wm no sign
of Col. d'Aguilar. First she felt restless,
then a 'little impatient, then angry, and
then she could have cried for the bitter
ness of the disappointment. It waa four
daya since she had seen him, and then ho
told her distinctly that he intended to be
Fee sat down wearily on the edge of
one of the seata. Suddenly she heard a
voice pronounce ber name, and a quick
thrill of pleasure went to her heart. He
had come at last! She forgot her anger,
her impatience, and the weary hours she
had spent waiting dor him, aud looked up
with a glad smile.
"At last!" she said. "I had given you
up long ago. I am so tired of all this,"
she added, in a whisper; "let us walk a
And then she perceived that he was
slightly Is me.
"Then it is true, what some bne told
me, that yon have sprained your ankle?"
she uttered hastily. "That kept you away
and it hurts you to walk."
"Not at all," ba answered; "It is noth
ing. That did not keep me away."
"What, then?" Fee asked, quickly.
Col. d'Aguilar was silent,
i "What kept you away?" she repeated.
"I do not think I can tell you, Mrs.
"Do tell me," she whispered, pressing
his arm ever so slightly.
"I tried very hard to make a sacrifice,"
he answered slowly, "and I failed."
"What sacrifice."
"The sacrifice of my heart's desire to
your peace."
Fee trembled and waa silent.
"See!" she aaid, "the. firework are be
ginning," and at that moment a bias of
light shot forth into the skies and eeemed
to illumine the whole garden and river.
There was a rustic garden bench atanding
in a niche of arbutus and laurel.
"Let ua alt down." Mrs. Clsyton aaid,
"I know your foot pains you."
"I was so disappointed when you did
not come," Fee aaid presently. "I had
just made up my mind to send for tha
carriage and go home. I came alone, you
"Alone? I thought Mr. Clayton waa
to be here?"
"He would not come. I think he would
Jo anything rather than spend an hour in
my company," she added bitterly. I can
not go on living like this," she broke out
presently. "My life is a torment to me.
You told me once 1 ahould be miserable
if I married him are you glad your
words have come true?"
"Mrs. Clayton, what do you taka ma
for?" he cried, moved to passion. "I
glad glad that yon, whom I lova with
heart, soul and strength, are tied to a
brute who makes your life a pandemo
nium npoa earth glad that yen arc part
ed hopelessly from me, and that I cannot
lawfully atlr a finger to help yon when 1
am ready to lay down my life for yon"
"Forgive me!" Fee said, quickly; "I did
not mean It. I feel ao bitter so mad
sometimes I scarcely know what I aay."
"Mrs. Clayton." he answered hoarsely,
"yon must not ssy these things to me.
My blood is on fire at your wrongs aad
your misery. You forget how badly, bow
hopelessly I love you!"
"I weighed your love In the balance
with Mr. Claytoa'a money once," ahe
said slowly, "sod my choice hss broken
uy hesrt. I am tweuty. I have no hope
in the world." and an agonized sigh broko
from her. "I know that after to-night I
dare not aee yon any more. If I bad been
good or wise enough to remember my
duty, and keep from speakin; of my mis
ery to yon. we might have gone on meet
ing as we hav1 done. To-night w shall
part forever."
"Io not say that. Mrs. Clsyton. How
ran I leave you to that man's brutality T"
"How csa yon protect me from it?"
she asked aadly.
He rose to his feet suddenly and itood
before her as pale as death.
- "Will you never be convinced," ha
said, passionately, "that my love for yon
is beyond self-seeking, beyond doubt?
If you will it so, I will never seek yon
again after to-night."
"I think I am not well to-night I am
overtired, ahe aaid, recovering herself;
"if oa wHI have my carriage aent for, 1
Will go home."
He went at oaca and did not return to
her until it waa ready; then he gave her
his arm and led her away without aa
other word. She never looked at him
as he put her into her carriage, and wish
ed her a grave good-night; but when tha
door jvas closed, and khey had passed
through the gates, she threw herself back
in a corner and sobbed such tears as sha
had never wept from the hour she was
born until now. There were lights in
the dining room when she returned, and
she would have eutered it, but the foot
man atood in the way with a frightened
"Not In there. If you please, ma'am;
master dined at home, and haa a party of
At that moment there was a clinking of
glasses, and a sound of laughter, ia
which a shrill peal of a woman's voieo
was distinctly audible.
Mrs. Clayton stood for a moment as if
turned to atone; then she went upstairs
without a word. It was evident she had
not been expected home so early.
. Sha was too stupefied to think. It seem
ed as if aome heavy blow had f ifllen oa
her, and she scarcely realized It or knew
what it was. Her mind 'was exhausted,
and she alept heavily. The next day when
ahe rode in the park, as usual, every one
"How terribly 111 Mrs. Clayton looks!
She should not go out so much, or sha
will be dead before the end of tho sea
son." "Dear Fee," said Winifred, riding up,
"what ails you you look worn out?"
"I think yesterday was too much for
me," Mrs. Clayton answered. "Stop my
horse, Winifred!" and Mrs. Clayton
seemed for a moment to reel in her sad
dle. Winifred caught the bridle, and
atopped her own horse.
."Oh, Lord Harold!" she cried suddenly
to the gentleman who rode beside her,
"go -to tho other side of 'Fee, and hold
her up; she is fainting."
In a moment he Had hit grm round her,
and had lifted her Into the aaddle, from
which she had partly slipped. Mra. Clay
ton recovered herselfalmoBt immediately.
"Thank you," she said, with I ghastly
attempt -at -a smile.; "a sudden giddiness.
Take me home, Winifred, will youT
"Yoa. darling."
Mrs. Clayton renalued the whole day
on the sofa, scarcely speaking. VViuifrd
wonid not leave her for a moment. She
bathed her forehead, and watched and
soothed her when she turned on her side
and moaned.
"It is my head, my head," she mur
mured now and again. "I think I am go
ing mad."
And then Winifred thought It time to
send for a physician..
"It Is a nervous attack." he snid, when
lie had seen her: "the brain seems to have
been overexcited. In a day or two Mra.
Clayton will he quite herself again."
(To be continued.)
Tho Dry Fork of Ashler Creek, la
North we 'tern Utah.
Some curious revelations are being
made by tbe United States geological
A rmtrnt report from 0. !'. Frail, one
of the hydrographers ot fce survey, has
reported tbe exlsteuce of a stream
whose water, in the summer season,
entirely vanishes midway In its course.
The river is kuown as tbe Dry Fork, a
small stream in northwestern Utah,
tributary to Ashley creek. About four
teen miles from Its source In the Uluta
mountains this stream reaches a large
basin or sink, whose walls are from
"5 to 100 feet high, except on the up
stream side. The pool Is apparently bot
tomless, and tbe water in It revolves
with a slow, circular motion, caused
either by the Incoming waters or by
suction from below, or both. The only
visible outlet to this pool Is a narrow
rock channel, from' which a little water
flows, but Is soon lost to sight a few
hundred yards below. A measurement
of the main stream Just above the poof
showed a volume of 98 cubic feet of
water passing each second, but this en
tire flow disappears In tbe basin, and
the stream bed for miles below is per
fectly dry. About seven miles below
this Interesting pool were found several
springs, one of them In a large bole
twenty-five feet In diameter and twenty
feet deep, which at times are empty
and again filled with water. It is
thought that -the water which disap
pears In the upper pool flows under
ground deep below In tbe gravels which
form the bed of the stream, and In
times of rainfall heavier than usual
appears again in part In the large
springs below. Atlanta Constitution.
War Made by Rule.
An officer now in England sends tha
following story from South Africa, for
the accuracy of which he vouches:
"A brigade had been marching with
scarcely any food nor nearly twenty
four hours continuously. When It halt
ed and rations were served out and the
cooking bud commenced one regiment
was asked by the brigade major to ex
tinguish its fires, as "they were not in
line with those of the regiment on Its
right. Tbe C. O. of the regiment In
question remonstrated as strongly as
possible, pointing out that if the fires
were put out there would be neither
time nor fuel (the latter was very
scarce and limited in quantity) to get
the cooking finished before the troops
bad to march off. But In spite of all he
could aay the brigade major Insisted,
the fires were put out, and before the
tea could be boiled and the meat cook
ed the regiment had to march, the men
havlag had no food."
It would appear from this, snys the
London Truth, as If the process of edu
cating our officers In the field staff of
ficers at any rate was still proceeding
only slowly. The Incident Is of the more
Interest since the brigade major con
cerned is a professor in one of our mili
tary schools. If the war office would
like his name we shall be pleased to
give It them of cvurse. In confidence.
Tbe Casual Observer.
This old world hss some curious ways.
Yon wstch with eager eye.
And don't know if you ought to laugh
Or if yon ought to cry.
Washington Star.
Nicaragua Canal.
The creation of the Nicaragua Cans'i
will cut off 10,000 miles from the voy
age from New York to San "Francisco.
Men seldom leave beuind both Id
i quest and bequest.
riaaaaat Iacldeata ccarrUf tha
World Oval BavlaCa that Arsj Choar
fml OU or Xaaat-auey eVale
tioaa that To Will EaJar.
"I'ra refused Georct twice," ah aaid,
"but if a no ua" -
"No uao?"
"Not a bit Ha believe hi predes
"What haa that to do with It?"
"Why, ha thinks I'm predestined to
be hi wife, and of coursa, if that la
ao, I'll simply hav to glv in, no
matter what papa aay. H can't ex
pect ma to defy fata."
Far Day la ttarht.
Mile 8bortun married an helreas
last week and he declare the ia all
tho world to htm.
Giles So he'a getting ready to col
lect the debt, eb?
Mllea What debt?
QUea Why, the n hi wife owe
him. I heard him aay on time that
tha world owed him a living.
rasoluK Amaalttae.
Growler Hi! Hi! Carn't yer look
out wher yer a-comln'?
Omrnous Garni 8hut up, Jack-tn-
the-Box! Punch,
Moot of the Rtorlaa True.
A atory Is told of a New England
minister who often apeaks In behalf of
a charity in which he (a interested. At
the cro of one meeting at which he
had apoken with great effect and a
large gain for the charity had been the
direct result a little old woman ap
proached the minister. "Oh," she aaid
earnestly, "I've been ao Interested In
hearing about those poor dear chil
dren! And I suppose a great many of
those stories you told are really true,
aren't they?"
A Paying investment.
"Waa it worth while to send your
four daughters to that fashionable
"Sure. One eloped while she wat
there aud the others came borne en
gaged." New York Times.
Must Take HI Tars.
Enraged Reader I bave cone In to
horsewhip the editor.
Office Boy-You'll have to wait, air;
there are two other ahead of you.
Bow baa Cured Him.
Mother You aay your husband no
longer spends bla evenings at the club?
- Daughter I soon broke him of that
"How did you manage?"
"Before going to bed I put two eaay
ehalra close together by the parlor fire,
and then held a match to a cigar until
the room got a faint odor of smoke?
New York Weekly.
Why Not, Indeed?
N..Ane Willie, 7. forgot to wind my
watch this morning. Will you bring
It down to me?
Willie Why don't you let it run
down? New York Sun.
Orowlasr Like Weed.
"Why, Tommy, how you do grow!"
"Yea, Auntie. I think they water me
too much. Why, I'm bathed nlgbt and
Facta and "aaclee,
"Does it cost much to live 1b the
city?" asked tbe rural youth.
"About tbe aame a it costs to live
In the country," replied the Tillage
sage, "but it costs like fury to keep up
Ber Preference,
"Shall I administer gas before ex
tracting your tooth?" asked the den
tist "Well." answered the fair patient
from a back township, "if It doesn't
coat any more I'd rather you'd glv
me electric light."
No Trouble a Houee-Hantlag.
Hick I understand that yoa and
Jenklna have both found desirable new
Wicks Yea, Jenklna moved into my
flat and I moved into his. Somerrllle
Told tho Truth.
Edyth Aunt Margaret used to aay
she wouldn't marry the best man on
Mayme And did she keep her word?
Bdyta Yea; but she got married Juat
the aame.
Cans and Effect.
"Women evidently have no aense of
humor," remarked the bald-beaded
"Why do you think thualyT" aaked
the youth with the Ingrowing mus
tache. "If they had." replied th philosophy
dispenser, "they would never get part
the love, honor and obey part of the
marriage ceremony without an audible
MilMlna Notion of eVtratasreas.
An officer once asked aa Irishman if
he knew what a stratagem was. "Yes,
of course I do." "Then," aaid the
officer, "please explain on to me." Pat
(after fire minute' pause): "Suppose
yoa were firing at the enemy and yon
run abort et ammunition and 7011 don't
want the enemy to know, why all you
have to do U to keep on Oring."
Correcting MltOSnlMnin.
"And this," exclaimed to traveler
from the old world, emerging from hia
atate room and gaalng dreamily at the
abore Une ahead of him, "1 free Amer
ica!" "No," aaid tbe bored looking paasen
ger In the steamer chair. "That ia
New York City."
Made a Mistake.
"Yoa don't mean to aay, doctor, that
yon can tell people'a age by their
teeth, th same a If they were horses,
do your
"Certainly, madam." .
Which explain why this particular
patient never went again to that par
ticular dentlat
"I aay," aaid th man who ha to
board out, "I've found the ideal place
at last"
"What ia th advantage r aaked the
man wtoo haa married.
"The neatness of the place. T4
landlady keep all the left-over erast
separate and labeled, ao that each man
get hi own bread back in th bread
puddIng."-London Tit-Blta.
She Was a Treasure,
Tow ne That waa a brave act of Urbane-rushing
into the water to save
a woman from drowning.
Suburb Brav fiddlestick tj. It was
merely anact of selfishness on hia
. Towner-Why, how can you say that?
Suburb The woman he rescued was
a cook that had been With film for six
month. Chicago New.
Haw Ho Propeaad. -Mia
Charmer How did Fred pro
pose? Miss Mllyun-He aaid he didn't
know what he would do nnleaa be got
aome money right awy. Baltimore
A anight Difference.
Haggard Looking Room Hunter
Little girl, doe your mamma keep
Honest Little Glrl-No. air; ah take
boarders, but ahe don't keep 'em.
New York Herald. .
She Yea, papa la Buffering terribly
from gout he can hardly move hi
He Bah Jove, Mlaa Goldle, aome
thing aeema to tell me to apeak to him
about our engagement to-day Bah
As to tha Pquallop.
"If a hame tbe way thoae Squal
lop children are growing up, without
any parental restraint whatever."
"Yea; when their mother joined the
woman' literary society and began at
tending all the meeting Mr. Squallop
got sort of reckless and Joined a don't
worry club." Chicago Tribune.
A Human Clad.
Tea Some men are awfully slow,
aren't they?
Jess Yes, and they're ao aggrava
ting. There was on sat alongside of
me coming down In the car thla morn
ing. Tea You wern't trying to flirt with
Jeas -Gracious! no; but be waa read
ing a novel, and be waa never ready to
turn the page when I waa. Philadel
phia Press.
" Wasn't Superstition.
Gilee Robinson Crusoe must have
been a queer sort of chap.
Miles Because why?
Gilee Because It waa Friday every
day In the week with htm.
Something; Wrosg.
Meeker There' crape on the door
over the way. Old man Jones must be
Mra. Meeker I haven't aeen th doe
tor there for over a week.
"" Dafluad.
"A aouvenlr," said the thoughtful
man, thoughtfully, "is something that
we consider to be worth a whole lot
more than It value." Chicago Even
ing Post
Neither Spinster Nor Old Maid.
"She' a spinster. Isn't he?"
"Certainly not. Why. he'd bave
fit if you called her a spinster."
"When was she married, then?"
"She Isn't married."
"Widow, perhaps V
"Oh. no."
"Then she must be a spinster.
"Not at all She keeps house with
two other girl In a cosy little flat."
"What difference doe that maker
"Well, of course, it' possible for a
girl to be a bachelor maid without
that but It's that that make it abso
lutely certain. Yoa never heard of
spinsters doing anything like that"
"Then a bachelor maid isn't a spins
ter?" "Oh, at the present time she may
be one technically, for there' been
hardly time to change the dictionary;
but she doesn't admit it"
"Suppose the public refused to ac
cept ber chosen designation and ln
aiitd upon calling her spinster and
later old maid what then?"
"Why, why, then, I uppos ah
would marry almost tbe first man who
came along. Bachelor maid 1 to de
lightfully np-to-date and spinster 1
so triihtfally old-fashioned."
H. L. Wilson's novel, "Tbe Spend
er," published by tbe Lothrop Pub
lishing Company of Boston, has been
dramatized by Edward Rose for Wil
liam H. Crane.
Apropos the present absorbing Car
lyle discussion "The Letters of Thomas
Carlyle to His Youngest Sister," con
tain many revelations of the great
writer's domestic life.
Q. P. Putnam' Sons announce tbe
publication of tbe authorized Ameri
can edition of Professor Delitzsch's
famous lectures, "Babel and Bible,"
which explain the relation between the
Hebrew scrlpturea aud recent cunei
form research.
Owen Wlster, the author of "The
Virginian" and "Philosophy Four," is
till at work upon hi long essay-or
series Of chapter upon tbe "Sheep and
Groat Family," -which will form part
of tbe next volume in the American
Sportsman' library.
I Houghton, Mifflin & Co., bave just
published tbe first three volumes of
their new and complete Centenary edi
tion of the "Writings of Ralph Waldo
Emerson," edited with "Notes and Bio
graphical Introduction" by. Edward
Waldo Emerson. Nine, more volumes
will follow within the present year.
At the urgent request of Myrtle
Beed O. P. Putnam's Sons, who will
bring out ber novel, will place upou
the title page thereof the colored em
blem of the City of Chicago, where in
the days of Fort Dearborn the scene
of her story hi laid. The title has
been changed to "The Shadow of Vic
tory." Following W. B. Yeats' play,
"Where There Is Nothing," the Mac
millan Company, will soon Issue two
more dramas by tbe same hand. They
tre entitled "The Pot of Broth" and
"Cathleen-nl-Hollhan," and were re
cently performed at the Carnegie Ly
ceum in New York by the Irish Liter
try society.
Lyric of Love and Laughter, is
the title of the latest volume of Paul
Lawrence Dunbar's voice. There are
verses In negro dialect and some In
the vernacular, In about equal propor
tion, and it is but natural that the
most attractive are those cast in the
form that this writer has before em
ployed with such conspicuous success.
The Chain of White Agates. Is the
title of a new book by Amelia E.
Barr, the well-known author of The
Bow of Orange Ribbon, The Maid of
Maiden Lane, A Song of a Single
Note, and so on. It Is a story of Bos
ton towns, opening in Lincolnshire, but
soon passing , into Boston. It is of
the time of the Mathers and about the
period of the witchcraft delusions. The
book will probably appear in tbe fall
with the imprint of Dodd, Mead &
Mrs. Olive Thome Miller's account
of ber ways while watching birds out
of door suggests the reason for her
success. She says: "I always wear a
plain dark gown and try to become,
as yon might say, a part of the land
scope as much as possible." And she
might have added that' she carries 'the
same policy Into her writings, and that
It accounts for this superiority to those
written by certain ladles who have no
Idea of following Jenny Wren's ex
ample, actually or figuratively.
Telling Trees' Ages.
"The only accurate way to estimate
a tree's age Is ty the measurement of
Its girth," said a botanist. "The count
ing of the rings of oxogenous trees
can only be applied to such as are cut
down In their prime, for these trees,
when they begin to die, cease to add
their yearly rings. Girth measurement
Is the only safe guide to the age of
"Hence, all over the world, botan
ists have now for some years been
measuring trees of known and un
known age, compiling thus, a volume
of statistics that will become more and
more valuable a It Increases In size.
"The yew Is the longest-lived of
trees. Three feet a century, our sta
tistics show, ia Its normal growth. Ac
cording to thla rule, the Fortlngal yew,
of Scotland, which wa 56 feet in
girth In 1769, must bave lived ovet
1,800 years. The Tisbury yew, lnJor
setshlre, is 37 feet In girth, and should
be, therefore, 1.200 years old.
"There Is a table of tbe age of oak
that differs from this. It Is not a very
satisfactory table, but it was compiled
from tree of known age, and, there
fore, It is, statistically, very valuable.
According to it a 40-year-old oak had
a circumference of eight feet; K3 years,
12 feet; 100 years. 18 feet; 2IH) years,
20 feet; 250 years. 27 feet; 3iK) years,
S3 feet" Philadelphia Record.
France behind in the Kate.
Fifty years ago France was the most
populous country in Europe, next to
Russia. Now she is placed last but
one on the list of the great powers,
with Italy, which Is still behind, rap
Idly gaining upon her. In the past
half century, while France has hardly
moved, Germany has added 21,0n0,0t0
to ber population, Great Britain 14,
000,000, Austria-Hungary alwut as
many. 1 The excess of births over
deaths annually is well over three
quarters of a million In Germany, over
half a million in Austria, and 422.0fX
In Great Britain. In France It is only
31.000. The new lives added to tbe
nation barely make up for those that
pass away.
Mother's lioy.
"Now then, youtig man." said Wil
lie's mother, "I won't let you play
baseball again in a hurry, and you'll
get no supper to-night."
"Why, is supper all over?"
"You know very well it Is. Yon
saw me at the back gate and heard
me calling an hour ago."
"Why er I tbougbt yeh wux Jest
ipplaudin' de two-bagger I made."
Philadelphia Press.
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