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Barah Easfbell did not go to Worcester
the next day did not remember her
promise to accompany her cousin Keuben
did not know even the man with the
big beard who leaned over the bedside
and called her by ber name.
The crisis had come, and Sarah East
bell had a battle to fight with brain fever,
or with a strange delirium which was
akin to it When she came back to her
self, she lay as powerless as Grandmother
Eastbell at St. Oswald's, of whom she
first thought, along with the fleeting fun
cy that she was in one of the wings of
the almshouses, and that the old woman
was not far away. A fortnight had pass
ed then, and the face of th? nurse had
almost died out of her memory.
"How is grandmother?" she usked
with difficulty, and pausing at each word.
"She Is well."
"Will you tell her thatI'm
Barah Eastbell remained satisfied with
the promise, and was silent for awhile.
Bhe slept a great deal that day and tne
next, and ate but little, and it was doubt
ful whether the complete prostration
which followed would not terminate the
odd life of Second-cousin Sarah.
The woman who attended upon her,
and who she began Jo recollect was the
fireworkers-maker's sister, was kinder
than sb had ever been, and watched
her with great gravity of Interest ns sho
bovered on the border-land of life and
Lucy talked to her also with g strange
earnestness of those divine truths which
are not to be dwelt upon in the pgeB of
story book, and Sarah Eastbell listen
ed with reverence.
Reuben Cuhvick advanced on tiptoe
Into the room, and walked to the bedside
of his cousin, whose face brightened at
the sight of him. She was very -veak.
and could not reach her hand toward
him, but there was a faint smile of wel
come on her wan face.
"Well, Sarah better, I hope?" he
aid, In the cheeriest voice he could as
sume. "Oh, yes, you are," said Reuben,
confidently) "you have got your wits
back. I was at Worcester yesterday af
ternoon." j "And saw grandmother?"
"I told her that you were staying at
Ilope Lodge with me and the Jenningsos,
for change of air; that you had not been
very well, but that I should bring you
down to Worcester shortly. I haven't
quite done with my news yet. Surah, do
fon remember that bad sovereign Tom
asked you to change at the grocer's for
"Well, I have been to the grocer's; I
have stated the matter with lucidity and
eloquence: I have appealed to the gro
cer's feelings; I have made him ahed
tfcars over his own sugar; and he says
that rather than prosecute, .after my gen-
tlemanly explanation, he'll see the au
"I am very grateful for the trouble
that you have taken," said Sarah, "and
I feel very happy now."
"Then I'll leave you with those sensa
tions to get strong upon."
He went down stairs, where was John
Jennings up to his eyes in powder, and
colored fire, and "lengths," the" picture of
"Where's Tots?" he asked.
"She doesn't go Into the back room for
fear of disturbing your cousin. Hut
ahe plays In your apartments, and Lucy
looks In and makes sure that she Is not
up to mischief."
"She Is not in my room," said Reuben.
"Perhaps she is in mine."
"Go and see," said Reuben, peremp
torily. He took a turn round the back garden,
then walked to the front of the house,
and stood looking up and down the street
with grave earnestness. Presently John
and his Bister came out together, white
and scared, and joined him on the pave
"She s gone! You have lost her!" lie
"It's it's very strange," said John;
"but we can t find her anywhere."
Reuben did not wait to hear any more.
but ran at his utmost speed to the end of
the street, in the hope of overtaking the
little feet that he thought might have
trayed in the direction of the market
gardens where he had been accustomed
to take' her. Hut there was no sign of
his adopted girl, and we may say at once
that Ueulien never saw her in Hope street
again. As suddenly as she had crossed
his life, bettering and brightening it ns
by a strange influence for good, so sud
denly did she pass away, having not a
trace behind by which to follow her.
When he came back to Hope Lodge,
baffled and heart-sick, when to all the in
quiries which he made there was only
one answer returned, that no one hail
seen poor Tots, the stem consciousness
came to him that he had lost her that
the little daughter, friend, companion,
would never again be as sunshine to his
In three weeks' time Reuben Culwlck
had learned to despair. He did not know
how much he had loved the child till the
house was destitute of her presence, and
the little chair stood empty in the corner,
and he could only look at it through his
tears. Sometimes he winhed that she
had died, and that he had seen her buried,
rather than have lost her thus, and he
left to wonder where she was, and In
whose hands. Ho became ft grove man,
who did not care for intrusion on his
thoughts, and who resented It with bit
terness. Three weeks had passed, we repeat,
and they were like three years to Reu
ben Culwick. Ilis second-cousin was get
ting well then, although coming back to
atrength by slow degrees, and he was
glad of that, if he showed but little
sign of rejoicing in those dull days. The
three weeks hud turned, and the fourth
week had commenced Willi work on the
Trumpet that there was no setting aside
which was all the better for Reuben at
that time, and took him out of hinneif
when Sarah K;istMl found strength
to walk downstairs, supported by Mis
Jennings on one side and by Reuben on
The next day Sarah was well enough to
be of use a little, and she volunteered
her services to John Jennings, who was
till at work for the Save-Gotha. Sarah
found that she could manage '(he
lersths" better than John Jennings, and
the long pipe-like strips w hich were filled
with a thin vein of gunpowder, and were
afterward twisted into a variety of
shapes, grew under ber hands rapidly.
John Jennings was struck with this ra
pidity, and pondered over it.
"Yon are handy. Sarah," John said,
dreamily regarding her; "it is astonishing
how quickly you have taken to the busi
ness." "If I am of assistance, I am glad."
"What a comfort you would be to a
inn t week or two before November,
when he doesn't know which way to
"Oh!" said Sarah, "I shall be a
way from here before November."
"You are not obliged to go away with
out you like," he said.
"Oh, yes, I am."
"You are very handy," he aald again,
"and I'm not so old as you would fancy
by a good many years, and you are quite
a young woman, When you are well and
strong, we might make a match of it,
Sarah. Why not?"
"Good gracious!" said Sarah Eastbell.
It was her first offer, and she took it
with a fair amount of philosophy, despite
despite her weakness. She was more as
tonished than confused, although there
was a flickering of color for an instant
on her cheeks.
"I dou't want you to hurry over It,"
he continued, confidentially, "or to tell
Lucy anything about it yet, or even to
drop a hint to your cousin Reuben."
"Rut I have quite made up my mind
never to marry, thank you."
"I haven't jumped at this In a hurry.
Ever since you have been here, I have
been thinking how forlorn you'll be when
the old lady dies ht Worcester how lone
ly I shall be when Lucy marries and goes
"Is she likely to marry soon?"
1 sometimes fancy that your cousin
Reuben and she understand each other.
"That must be wrong," said Sarah, de
cisively; "I don't think she likes Reuben
"You are a bud Judge, Sarah, You
didn't think I liked you much."
"Oh, you are not coming around again
to that foolish subject!" cried Sarah
"A customer!" cried John Jennings,
very much astonished, "Dless my soul,
so there 1b!
John Jennings peered over the little
wire blind that screened the back parlor
from vulgar gaze, and when he had re
garded the customer sufficiently he went
into the shop, and faced him behind the
"What can I have the pleasure of
showing you, sir?" he said, politely.
"Do you know any one in the street of
the name of Culwlck?"
"He lives here, sir."
"Then why didn't you tell me so. in
stead of blinking your eyelids at me?"
shouted the man, so fiercely that John
Jennings backed against a gross of rock'
et-sticks, and brought them rattling to
"Do you know who I am?" the new
comer said pompously; "have you any
idea whom you are addressing? I am
Reuben Culwlck's father."
"Oh, sir," said John; "will you please
do us the honor of stepping Inside?"
He opened the door, and Simon Cul
wlck of Sedge Hill followed him Into the
parlor, where his grandniece whom he
had never seen -was still working busily
at tne lengths.
I'll send my sister downto you, sir,
at once. You'll find that she can talk
to you better than I can," said John.
Sarah Eastbell, ignorant of the visitor's
name and position, glanced furtively at
her great-uncle when she was sure i hut
he was- not looking at her, and thought
what an overgrown, and ugly man he
was. Suddenly hie deep voice bayed
forth at her and startled her.
"What do you want for it?" he said,
and she looked at him now, and discov
ered that be was staring at the picture
above the looking glass.
"For that, sir?" she answered ; "I don't
tnlnk that it s lor sale.
"What's the good of it up there?"
"I don't know, sir."
"Nor any one else," he said scornfully;
"the gas, and smoke, and flies have made
a mass of dirt of It.
"It's not dirt Miss Jennings scrubbed
It last Saturday," replied Sarah, in de
fense of the family cleanliness.
"Scrubbed It!" cried Mr. Simon Cul
wick, betraying extraordinary animation
"Yes with soap and water."
"Mercy on us!" ejaculated Mr. Cul
wick. "I might make a bid for It before
I went away If your brother would not
mind taking It down presently," he con
tinued; "it's impossible to make out what
it is like up there."
"It's a girl's head, I think."
"It might as well be a sheep's," growl
ed Mr. Culwick. "Can't you get It down
now before your brother comes?"
"He, is not my brother only one of
those who have been kind to me in this
"Oh! they are kind people here,
then?" he inquired, still looking at the
"And poor. That makes their kindness
and their goodness all the more grateful
to me," she said thoughtfully, "and all
the more precious to God."
"Eh what?" said the big man, taken
aback by the sudden earnestness with
which his companion spoke.
"And if you have come to do them a
bad turn, I I hope you'll think about
it twice, sir," cried Sarah, leaning for
ward, with the tears swimming in her
eyes, "for they are honest, hard-working
people, and deserving of your charity.
They only wish to be left alone, to have
time given them to turn round."
"Oh, do they? Does Mr. Reuben Cul
wlck want time to turn round, too?"
"He, sir?" exclaimed Sarah, with" a
musical little laugh, "why, no. Mr. Reu
ben Culwick Is a gentleman," cried
Sarah, full of eloquence now, "a real
born gentleman; the son of the richest
man in Worcester. I have lived for some
time in Worcester, where Reuben's fath
er is well known. He is not a gentleman
like the son Is not a bit of a gentleman
but a proud, hard man, without a mor
sel of love for his own boy,"
"You must have had all this stuff from
Reuben. He talks against his father all
day here, I see."
"He never mentions his name. Once
when I spoke of his father be was ery
angry with me."
"And who are you?" he rejoined.
"A poor girl whom he tried to rescue
from the streets his second-cousin verj
much below him in the world, who was
hrst sfraid of him and doubtful of him,
but who has learned to love him ery
much for all his kindness. If I am ever
saved," she cried enthusiastically "aud
Lucy tbiuks I shall be it will be Cons
in Reuben who led me to the light, when
there was nothing but darkness about my
awful life. He want time to turn
round!" she cried scornfully, "why, he's
above all help from mortal man, air."
"He saved you, and yon are his second
cousin, "What'a your name?" he said'
"The girl who tried to pass bad money
down in Worcester?"
"Ah yea! That'a true, air, moat of
"But not all of It." said the thin hard
voice of Lucy Jennings, who had come
downstairs noiselessly. "There was bo !
guilty knowledge. The money was given
her to pass by a scoundrel."
"It la the usual story every one
trumps up that excuse."
"Her story will be believed; it has been
already believed," said Lucy.
"I don't care whether it is or not It
la no business of mine," replied Simon
His head began to move again amid the
creases of his thick black stock in its old
mechanical fashion, and the eyes were
upturned to the picture once more.
"Do yon want to sell that thing?" he
aald to Lucy. "That old painting over
the looking glass."
"Is It worth anything?" asked Lucy
"A couple of pounds, perhaps, if it
were touched up. I would not mind giv
ing a couple of pounds for it as a specu
lation." "It's worth considering," aald Lncy.
The love of the man for pictures seem
ed affecting his mind; he woke up to so
much interest and anxiety concerning
John Jennings' one specimen. He had
met with a surprise here, and it had
taken the thoughts of hia son out of his
head, till Lucy recalled htm to himself.
"If you will go upstairs to your son's
room and wait for him, I will bring the
picture to you."
Mr. Culwick rose at once and tolled
with difficulty up the stairs, like a man
anxious to be rid of objectionable com
pany. ; He went into his son's t-oom,
where the appointments surprised him by
contrast with tne room which he had
quitted; where there was evidence of
comfort, if not of luxury, and where there
were many shelves of books. He walked
to the table and looked down at the let
ters and papers; he walked to the window
and looked out into Hope street; he walk
ed to the mantelpiece and peered in a
short-sighted woy at a photograph, from
which he suddenly bobbed bis head back
as though he had been stung. It was
the portrait of his wife, reverently en
shrined in a gold frame. There was a
huge armchair In the room, Into which he
cautiously lowered himself, and set his
hat by his aide; but he rose with the
alacrity of youth again as Lucy came
in with the picture In her hand.
"I hope it will amuse you till your son
returns," said Lucy, "and I give him the
good news thnt you are waiting for him.
It will be good news, surely, for you huve
come to this house in a contrite spirit, to
forgive him, and to ask forgiveness in
return for your own hardness of heart
to forget the past, and be friends."
"Pooh! Nothing of the sort."
(To be continued.)
NATURE BUILT THE LEVEE.
Stretch of Dyke on the Mississippi that
S nrpastes Any Made by Man.
'The most remarkable stretch of
levee In the world and the only levee
ever constructed by the unaided forces
of nature," said an old river man, "Is
to be found at Helena, Ark. It runs
from the river back across the north
ern part of the city to Crawley's ridge.
It cuts off a part of the fine residence
section of the city, and during ex
treme high water leaves this section
at the mercy of the river. Frequently
the water bucks Into this part of
Helena to such an extent that some
of the residents are forced to move out.
There is a cut-off in the river above
Helena and the water comes In through
the sloughs and would sweep down on
the main body and business section of
the town, but for the ingenious levee
to which I have referred.-
"The levee Is nearly a half mile long,
and runs In an almost straight line
from the base of Crawley's Ridge lm-
mediately behind Helena to the main
levee which runs along the river bank
In front of the city. It runs right down
the middle of a street and the top of
the levee is used as a roadbed. Vehl
cles are constantly running along the
crown of the levee, but the stretch Is
kept In good repair on the surface, and
Is never allowed to wash.' A good
many years ago J. B. Miles, an old cit
izen of Helena and a 'man who Is re
nowned for the close study he has
given to the Mississippi, conceived the
Idea of using nature's force to con
struct this levee. Helena Is built on
a slight tableland which Ilea behind the
ridge and the river. During the rainy
season of the year a world of water
flows down from the side of the ridge,
bringing with It a considerable amount
of sediment from the clap bills which
tower behind the city. Miles' plan
was to use the water flow from the
hillside In such a way as to wash the
sediment In a straight line toward the
river. During the -jast twenty-five
years a vast amount of clay and sand
has been washed down on Helena, and
the quantity is especially heavy during
rainfalls. Understanding this, Miles
set to work to direct the forces along
a certain line. He accomplishes this by
constructing a small system of ravines
which flowed uniformly along the line
of his proposed levee. Gradually the
levee began to take form, and now
there is no stronger levee anywhere
along the Mississippi River, and It Is
probably the only levee In the world
made In such a unique way. It Is
Indeed a self-made levee. Miles has
always been very proud of the achieve
ment and the people of Helena share
very largely In the pride which he
feels. It was a rare feat and one
which has been of untold value to
Helena, for It Is the mainstay of the
city during high water."
Towne It's a shame the way these
big corporations put the screws on the
Browne Never mind they'll have a
hot time In the next world.
Towne-If I could believe that
there'd be some consolation In thnt
thought, but corporations, you khov.
have no souls. Philadelphia Press.
The handsome young man haltni at
the beauty tent In the church fair.
"So you are selling kisses at $1 for
the benefit of the church?" he asked.
"Yet." said the pretty girl, blushing.
"Well, If the right man came aloni t
might sell one for 09 cents."
Wabash I wonder what mv l
Gotrox dress so shabbily?
Monroe Ills pride, my boy.
Wabash Why, how'i that?
Monroe He'a afraid his
will mistake htm for one of his clerks.
First Chorus Girl What lovelv flow.
er! I wonder to whom I am indebted
Second Chorna Girl (envlouslvWTn
the florist, I Imagine.
THE TABIBA'S PATIENTS.
nM, .!.,- i1T aws m -m - aw
Morocco the Tabiba, as she Is called
has no easy time In dealing with her
patients, whose ignorance is dense and
the variety of whose mistakes can nev-
er be foreseen. It Is not possible to
ruuu.i me paueni uu u.
which In case of an error In the dose
would be deadly.
This alone Is a serious hindrance to
the work of the physician, who thus
finds It impossible to employ many of
the most useful drugs unless she can
personally administer each dose. Dlrec-
tlons have to be repeated over and over
until they have penetrated the slow
brains, and even then there Is no cer-
talnty. At the door of the office, af-
ter listening to painstaking, elaborate
and repeated instructions, the patient
who is being treated for external trou
bles will turn, box of oil and sulphur
In band, and ask, by way of parting
"Then I am to eat this ointment?"
They always eat the papers in which
pills or powders are wrapped. One
woman, to whom had been given salts
done up in neat little papers, one to be
taken ench monilng, mixed them all,
wrappers Included, In a big earthen
pot half full of water, and took a
mouthful of the mess-every day for
a month when she appeared again at
the Tablba's office to complain that sho
felt no better.
A man was so pleased with the good
results of a pill he had taken that he
Immediately ate all the others in the
box, naturally with quite an opposite
If a patient whom a missionary had
doctored fails to recover, the friends of
the deceased, the next time they meet
the Tablba, greet her with the cheer
ing remark, "So-and-So has taken your
medicine, and It's killed him."
It Is the rule that, although medi
cines are dispensed free to the poor,
they must bring their own vessels to
hold them, or pay for the bottles. One
woman brought a huge earthen water
pot,' standing three feet high. "My
daughter." she said, presenting it, "I
Yes, but I cannot give you medi
cine In such a great pot."
"My daughter, I have been three
days on the road, and I want much
A ragged and forlorn old woman
begged for her medicine in a bottle,
whining and entreating from ten to
half past eleven; but the doctor, know
ing the race, stood firm, despite pite
ous pleas of "I am too poor to buy
one," "Look at me; I am so ill,"
until even the other missionaries were
moved to intercede in pity. Etui tne , tnerein a very peremptory aun from a
wise Tablba held out, and at noon, as tailor. Mr. Matthews was puzzled, as
the last patient rose to go, the old be had had no dealings with the inslst
crone suddenly ceased whining, pulled ent tailor, until he again looked at the
a bottle from beneath the rags about envelope and found that he had un
her waist, and held It out to be filled, wittingly opened a letter belonging to
NOT THE LANGUAGE OF OPERA.
Stosjgleton Heard It in English and
Prefere German or Italian,
"Well," said Mr.. Stoggleton, "now
I've been to hear grand opera In En
glish, and I can't say I like grand opera
in English as well as I do in German
"Romantic opera, opera of the '1
dreamed that I dw elt In mar ble
halls,' and 'When other lips aud other
hearts,' and 'Twas the last rose of
summer' variety, I do like better in
English; but grand opera I do prefer
in German or Italian.
"Now, in grand opera in English
when I see the tenor come out in a
tunic and top boots, or whatever his
costume may be I confess I don't
know much about the costume end
of the opera business and wearing
a rapier at his side, and I see him rest
bis left hand on the hilt of his sword
and raise his right hand and hear him
singing passionately; ,
Now I must go,
To Tuckahoe, to Tucknhoe!
I see the basso come stalking
majestically on from the side scenes,
wrapping his toga around him as he
advances, and I hoar him singing, on
a descending scale:
To Tuck a hoe!
and I hear the invisible chorus come In,
with "Tucka Tucknhoe, Tuckahoe
hoe hoe, Tucka Tucka-hoe!
why, honest, it doscn't impress me.
But if I hear these same things sung in
German or in Italian, which I don't
understand at all, why, there's room
there for the Imagination; and, If the
singers all look solemn enough, 1 can
easily make up my mind that what
they are singing Is very sad, or very
sweet, or very serious, ns the case may
"Or, suppose that In grand opera in
English, I should see a imiii in plum-
colored velvet Jacket and doublet and
hose as I said before. I am undoubt
edly lame on the costume -side of the
opera, and I may be wrong In that
description but suppose I shpuld see
him rush out on the stnge and holler
to the basso. 'Back to Hoboken,' why
I should have to laugh, I couldn't help
It. But on the other hand, if I should
see that same man come out in the
same plum-colored jacket, and the same
yellow doublet and hose, and sing.
'Bock, welsenbookT or 'Qui quella, da
capo!' or something like that, why I
shouldn't know what it meant, and I
shuold be moved according to the voice
and manner of the singer.
So when it comes to grand opera.
and however well it might be sung,
should choose to hear It not in En
glish, but In German or Italian, or
maybe In some one of the Scandinavian
tongues, or, perhaps, in some form of
the Arabic." New York Sun.
Cnrioue Street Name.
A remarkable peolnien of street
naming in Toledo, the ancient capital
of Spain, Is cited by correspondent
It Is "Calle del Diablo Tertenece al
Ayuntamlento." or in English
The Devil-Belongs--to the-Munlclpal-Council-street
When we hear that a baby keeps Its
mouth open like a little bird, we strip
off the poetical sentiment, and wonder
if It It going to have good sense.
I GOOD I
j j samas f
nerbert Spencer was intolerant ot
rtisimnpatv vviiito uhw fnr,.0i h
urgently invited to see a cosily
manslon tllat wag belng bullt for nn
unscrupulous millionaire. He tndig-
nttntIy retused ..u ,g targely ne
gal(J the adtlllr1nff tne 08teutntion of
fcui.n men that makeg them
rtaron Grant, the fraudulent specula-
tor Bent me an lnvltatlon for the lnau.
pura, of Leicester Square, his gift to
Ix)ndon. B(lfore a party of frlendg l
lore tne card t0 plece guch men ag
Grant try t0 compete for robbing
Peter by givl)lg PauI what tney do not
owp n,m ..
The late John Swlnton, for many
years managing editor of the New York
Sun, once gave Mr. Dana au answer
that emphasizes the difference between
genius and talent. Mr. Dana remark
ed that he needed a first-class editorial
writer, and was willing to pay him
one hundred and twenty-five dollars a
week. "But you cannot-get a first
class man for that," protested Mr,
Swlnton. .''Why not?" nsked Mr.
Dana; "that Is what I pay you, aud
don't you consider yourself a first-class
man?" "No, Mr. Dana," rejoined Mr.
Swlnton; "If I were a 'first-class man' I
should be paying you one hundred aud
twenty-five dollars a week."
One evening, during his recent visit
to England, Rear Admiral Charles 8,
Cotton was entertained at dinner.
Among the other guests were the
Bishop of Durham, ft clergyman noted
for his wit, and a millionaire manufac
turer, a stout man with a loud, coarse
laugh, who ate and drank a good dual,
and who cracked every little while a
stupid Joke. ,He did not know the
bishop from Adam, but seeing his cler
ical garb, he decided he must be a par
son, and that here was a chance for
him to poke a little fuu at the parson's
trade. "I have three sons," be began,
In a loud tone, nudging bis neighbor
and winking toward the bishop "three
fine lads. They are In trade. I had
always said that if I ever had a stupid
son I'd make a parson of hlin." The
millionaire roared out his discordant
laugh, and the Bishop of Durham
said to him, with a quiet smile: "Your
father thought differently from you,
When Brander Matthews went to his
club one evening, not long ago, accord
ing to the Bookman, he went to the
letter box and looked through the com
partment marked "M," and found
another member of the club; so be put
the bill back in the envelope and re
turned it to the compartment. As Mr.
Matthews was turning to go, he noticed
the member for whom the bill was in
tended coming toward the letter box.
A minute later he came Into the read
ing room, where Mr. Matthews was
sitting with several others. Taking
from Its envelope the bill, he read it
attentively for a few minutes, sighed,
tore it into bits, then with a wink and
a leer of an invincible conqueror, com
mented: "Poor, silly little girl."
LOOKS LIKE A MILITARY CAMP.
Orange Groves of Florida Have Be
come a Kendezvoaa for Campers.
Orange culture in Florida has re
ceived a severe setback by the frosts
that have killed the buds and dissi
pated the hope of gathering a profit
able harvest during the coming sum
mer. The growers have taken to giv
ing their trees as much attention as Is
showered upon any Invalid that visits
that state in search of health. There
are several ways of protecting the fruit
trees, but to the northerner the most
novel is that of individual tent cover
ings for them.
Many of the tents are similar In
shape to those used for military pur
poses and large enough to hold a
dozen soldiers comfortably. Where
they are made entirely of canvas they
are attached to a wooden pole driven
into the ground and firmly bedded,
From the top of the pole extends
a cross-piece which supports the top
of the canvas when the tent Is in use.
Below the cross-piece is fustened n
wooden hoop large enough to com
plctely encircle the tree. When there
is no danger of a frost the canvas Is
folded against the supporting post
and tied so loosely that It can be un
fastened by a mere pull of the hand.
When the engineer of the railroad
train pnssing through the orange coun
try of Florida, blows a prolonged blnst
with the whistle of the locomotive you
can see men, women and children
hastening toward, the orange groves,
as the people in a country town run to
put out a fire.
The whistle Is a signal to them that
a cold wave is coming and unless they
take steps to fight it a few hours may
mean the loss of a year's work and
perhaps ruin. This is why everybody
who can help, from grandfather down
to the youngster of 10, starts for the
The canvas fastenings are untied,
the cloth pulled around the hoop and
over the top by a jerk of the cord at
tached. Then the ends of the canvas
are fastened securely. Only one person
Is required to cover a single tree, un
les it is unusually large. The work
of drawing the tent requires only a
few seconds, but where there are 3,000
or 4,000 trees In a grove time Is Indeed
precious. Only a few hours may elapse
before frost comes and It Is often
necessary to work far into the night
with the aid of lanterns.
RACE SUICIDE QUESTION.
Bow Civilisation and Prosperity Af
fect Vital Statistic.
Advancement In civilization and
prosperity appear to affect the vital
statistics of all nations alike. In mod
ern time France has shown the most
marked decrease in the ratio of births
to death. From 1815, the last year ofprec0c)ua child Is that !t soon die. '
Napoleonic wars, to 1S30, the propor-1 covers that its mother writes poor '
OonaJ fccess of blrtha over deaths uadl and that Its father can t tpU. I
! for every iO.OOO In habitants was e I.
; Between 1831 and 1850 it dropped to
4L In the following twenty year
there was a further decrease, the ex
cess of births numbering only 25. In
the decade ending 1900 the excess was
reduced to 6 and in he hitter year the
' proportionate excess of births over
deaths in every 10,000 inhabitants of
tu republic was only 3. Fiance euter-
ed the nineteenth centurv with nan-
ulutlon or 2G,0O0,0U0; she closed it
with 38,000,000. But Great Britain
had meantime started with 12,(XX,000
and ended with 41,000,000 and the pop
ulation of Germany had grown from
15,000,000 to 5(i,0O0.OiX).
During the last forty or fifty years
the people of each of these nations
have enjoyed more luxurious living
than they did before. While the death
rato In Englund, through the intro
duction of improved sunitation, lias !
been steadily declining since 1801, the
vital statistics of the country show a
very marked decline in the birth rate
Now the minister of public instruction
and medical affairs finds that the vital
statistics of Prussia, which comprises
three-fifths of the. population of Ger
many, show a steady decrease in the
birth rate there also since 18G1. In
the latter year It was 40.9; now It is
only 36.5. In the city of Berlin the
birth rate has fallen from 40 In 18(51
to 20.6 this year. The latter Is only
4.1 above the rate in France, which
Is tho lowest in the world.
The question of race suicide thus
seems to be one that is disturbing all
of the more prosperous of modem na
tions, as it did Rome during the Au
gustan age, when legislation had to bo
enacted in order to encourage the
growth of population. France has
been seriously discussing verlous meth
ods of arresting the decline of the
birth rate. An extra parliamentary
commission has been appointed to seek
means of increasing the number of
births and diminishing mortality and
government bonuses for large families
and heavy taxes on bachelors and
childless couples have been suggested.
It is expected thot the German emper
or will take cognizance of the condi
tions existing in his realm and sug
gest drastic means of arresting there
the race suicide which President
Roosevelt so vigorously attacked in
this country. San Francisco Chronicle.
Interesting; Items Presented by the
Department of Commerce.
Some Interesting facts about present
conditions in Hawaii are presented by
the Department of Commerce and La
bor through Us bureau of statistics.
These facts reached that bureau in the
Hawaiian annual for 1004.
Regarding population, the figures
show a steady decrease in the number
of natives and a steady increase in
the number of persons of foreign birth,
especially Japanese and Chinese. In
1872 the number of natives was, in
round numbers, 50,000, and in 1000,
30,000. n 1872 the number of Chi
nese was, in round terms, 2.000, and in
1000, 25,000. The record of Japanese
among the population only begins with
1884, when the number was 110 per
sons, but In 1000 the number was over
61,000. The total population of 1872
is given at 68,897, and in 1900 at 154,-
001. The relation of nationality to
plantation labor is indicated by a table,
which shows the nationality and num
ber of sugar plantation laborers, the
number of Japanese being 81,020 out of
a total of all nationalities of 42,242,
these figures being for the year 1902.
The Japanese plantation laborers In
creased from 13,884 In 1894 to 31,029
in 1902; while the Chinese laborers on
sugar plantations fell In number from
8,114 In 1897 to 3,037 In 1902. Portu
guese are next In rank In the number
of sugar plantation laborers, the num
ber of Portuguese being 2,609; the next
following this is Porto RIcnns, 2,036,
while native Hawallans are only 1,493
Sugar of course continues to be the
principal crop of Hawaii, though a
number of other tropical products are
now receiving careful attention, lnclud
Ing coffee, tobacco, Manila hemp, va
nllla beans and pineapples.
"Barber, Barber, Shave a Pig."
In pig-killing there is no more ex
citing moment than that of removing
the bristles from the carcass. With
such haste does the operation some
times have to be accomplished that,
In a certain country family, It was be
gun one day with a pair of fine brass
candlesticks before the usual utensils
could be found.
When Salmon P. Chase was at Ken
yon College which was then presided
over by his uncle, Bishop Philander
Chase, he encountered a similar diffi
culty, and cut the knot with unhesitat
ing decision. The bishop and most of
the elders went away one morning,
and young Salmon was ordered to kill
and dress a pig while they were gone.
He found no great trouble In catching
and slaughtering a fat young "porktr,"
and be had the tub of hot water all
ready for scalding.
The process should loosened the
bristles, but either the water was too
hot, or the pig was kept soaking too
long. At any rate, when the boy began
scraping the bristles, not one of them
could be started. In pig killing phrase,
they were "set." What could he
Then he bethought Mm of his cous
in's razors, a fine, new pair, just suit
ed to the use of their owner, a spruce
young clergyman. He pilfered them,
and shaved the pig from toe to snout
"I guess the new minister down at
Zion church is likely to be a fixture
there for life."
"Why, the members of the congre
gation claim they can't make head nor
tail of his sermons."
"Exactly. So he Isn't likely to be
accused of heresy." Philadelphia
liaising Opiam for China.
Six hundred thousand acres of
India's best land, sayi a circular Issued
by the Christian union against the
opium traffic, are used by the govern
ment for the cultivation of onlnm
the great bulk of which goes to China.
The areat'dlsadvantare In havlno- a
GEO. P. CROWELL,
Successor to K. L. Smith,
Oldest EklsblUhed Home iu ine valley.
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots and Shoes,
Flour and Feed, etc.
This old-eMablished house will con
tinue to pay cash for all its goods; it
pays no rent; it employs a cierk, but
does not have to divide with a partner.
All dividends are made with customer!
in the way of reasonable prices.
Have opened an office in Hood River,
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All Way LindlDfj.
"BAIT.KY OATZKRT" "DALLES CITY
Connecting at Lyle, Wash., with
Columbia River & Northern Railway Co.
Wahklacui. Talv, Centorville, Goldendale and
all Klickitat Valley points.
Steamers leave Portland dslly (except sun.
diy) 7 a. m., connecting with C. R. ii N. tra ni
at Lyle 8:15 p. m. for Uoldendale, arrives The
Steamer leaves The Dalits dally (except Sun
day) 7:8ti a. m.
0. R. 4 N. trains leaving Goldundals 8:13 a,
m. connects with thltssteamer for Portland, ar
riving Portland 6 p. ra.
i'.icellcTit mean nerved on all Kteamers. Fine
accommodfttlonft for teams and wagons.
For detailed Information of ratex, berth res
ervations, connections, etc., write or call on
nearest atfent. H. C. Campbell,
Uen. ollice, Portland, Or. Manager,
lleele & Morse Agents, Hood River, Or.
and union Pacific
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DIMM TIE SCHEDULES .,.- "
Portlind, Or., A"'T1
Chicago Salt take, Denver, f :30 p.m.
fortland Ft. Worth.Omaha,
Special Kansas City, St.
t:2Ua. mi I.ouii,Chicagoand
At'stitlo Et. Paul Fast Mall. io a. a,
St. Paul Atlantlo Express. 7:SSa.sa
t:00 p. m.
. 70 HOURS
PORTLAND TO CHICAGO
No Change of Cars.
Lowest Kates. Quickest Time.
OCEAN AND RIVER SCHEDULE
All sailing dates
subject to Changs
For San Franclsco
fcail aver s days
Uu p. m.
Ml W p. m.
Te Astoria and Way
6 00 p.m.
and t il
8:S0 p. m.
Tuee , Tha
sua stay landings.
TiM a m.
Tuee., 1 bur.
and way 1
s i a. m.
s up I
any eioept Kiparia u Lewlston Dally eieeat
tu'1' 1 Friday.
A. L. CRAIG,
General Paaeenger Agent, PorUaaA, Of.
at. . UOAU. Aa.Bt, Mae Blear.