Weekly Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1900-1924, August 17, 1900, Page 6, Image 6

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    WEEKLY! OREGON STATESMAN, . FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 1300.
re im hear at hand
Within the Next few Days Startling Develop
ments Are Expected in China.
Reports of the Arrival of the Relief force at Pekia Are Circulated,
bat Are Taken With Reserve Negotiations
With the Generals.1
mm - - - - - . i : j ml
1OXD0X, Aug. 16. The allies are reported to have reached
Pekia Monday, ayr tne 8b anbal correspondent of the Dally Ex
press. He adds:' ; .. !"
"The Chinese onicial news is without deUll."
The Paris message reveals this, bat the statement, especially as
it emanated from Shanghai, most be accompanied with considerable
reserve. ' ; !' -
The London papers are divided In opinion, some believing that
the allies have already reaehed Pekia. others believe that relief will
not be accomplished until the end of the week. '
From Vans: Tsun, Anrnst 6tb, the Daily News correspondent says :
"Sir Alfred Gaselee hopes to keep the enemy yunningr, and follow
Aim right lata reitin."
LONDON, Aug. 10. S'gua 'Vina was
occupied without firing a shot, by the
allies, according to . dis'iatch to the
Daily Express from that plan, dated
August 11th,
"It in lelleved." the message ad Is.
That ('euerals Tuns Fu Sialic. Ma,
and Chung an ni trenched, -lO.WO
strong, at Tung Clau.
Tuns Chan apicars io lie alxmt
twelve -..'mites' from Pckiii. A ls
patch to the same pajwr, from Sluing
Ikif yesterday, says the otlleialr pr;
fiM to lie willing to hand im-r the
form'gn Ministers, families and wrr
ants, but -will not pornrd the depart
ure of native t'hrist Ian. ,
"The Russian tJoverninent." de
ela re this telegram, "lias notified ..I.I
J f urtfr Chang of Its willlngniss to re
Hn; Minister Do tl-iors ntttsid" the
walls or IVktn. thus avoid ins the en
trance of a Russian ' force. This ac
tion Is calculated to embarrass tli
allies seriously. Japan demands that
i 'client I. Yung l.u shall meet t he allies
outside tlie city walls and deliver r!n
Ministers, and nil native Christians.
THE TENSION I NT HNS 1 1.,,
Washington, A us. 1.",.- The tehsioa
f the Chinese situation has li-u in
tense 1 liroughont the day. for it is ap
preciated by the otllcials that- the
crisis has reached mi .-H-ute stage,
which cannot itt continued many
hours without brlngrug word id hhk
mcntoii iiuiH.rt. determining cither
tor gi tort f wit, -the entire ourse of
'-events. One of the new develop ,
limits, t in lay. was tlie statement tlkit
indices are being received from
Minister Conger, wlvich ate not trans
mitted through any or our official 4ri
China, or through the Chinese Min
ister here, but dlreelly to the Slate
iMftartment; Tlos iivcssages ' i-oioe
by way of Tsl Nan. An far a mes
Hiigfn Iwre been ns-eivi-!. there Is no
Indication that oiigrr ris-eiviil any
1nrormat.!n or diwpotchos from i the
State iHiiartuicnt. Nothing could! -1m
litirniHi or the contents of the dis
imti-Iies ns-eh tl. " ""';
While It h not known what resist
ance laia lnsn made, or will n juiole.
to the advance at Tung Chow, H?cr
tary of War Iimt and otiier ottifials
would not Ik mtrprlseil to l-arn of a
Kertous battle t that place.'-
Won! came early lu the day. to the
Navy I .iurt men t. that c'hanVc ',:1i.nl
reacheil Ma Ton. atoirt twent'r inllen
from Pekin. This occurred Friday or
Satunlaj. The fil ling among i the
otlh'Ials was liown in the extreme
clrcumsinctJoii thrown alxmt all tuc
agcs relating to i'hiu.l. and it- wa
announccsl, loth at the Slate nnd
War Ifciartments. that commtroica
tioi from nger or tie l,uit-d
fttatea consuls concerning ofTaiVs hi
Cliiira wmild not In- made public. It
wm .explained that thU was IttisiU
solely ou the fact that tlie crisis ml
vol red tui many rss;Uliiis At ii.LX.iril
1o the SOO Iga tkmers in I'ekiu. ; tliat
the greatist caution inust be ol
ervcsl against ttimdontirea -- which
iwould further IufoiiI those in dangu.
With the army at Ma Ton it 1st tall
4 hat any ne of several conditions
might 1 pnsentisl 1n tlie near future.
TJe !hlne oificials concnrrwl (n the
liellcf expressitl by the tJhinese Mill
iliter at London, that tln-re would 1m
n iMiMly m MHldcn -hauge.i ami
ix-ace -within the next few weeks.
Sotne of the Jaiwnse otticials IH-Iieve
that, when the allies roach Tutig
t'how. they will find I'ekiu a desertiil
'ity nlnad of them. - I :;
The arrival of lYesident Mi kluley
tomorrow is iookfsl ujkii with great
interest. In view of the gravity of the
crisis. ., ;,
-ny ejiij x amu.i,v TI f 1u-H'nni
A COLLISION.
Taeotna, Wash., Aug. 15. A freight
train collision occurred Tuesilay night,
on the Northern Pacific, at Mr-1 oixl.
No damage was done s'xeept i t the
rolling utock. !
AFRICAN MimiODISTS.
Seattle. Wash.. Aug. t."V. The annual
nession of the Puget sou ml i-onf entice
of the African M. 1-L clmrch opened to
day, with a full atlemtante from Waslv-
iufton and Oregon. !
teleOiiafu in china:
Fystem Pamities Pretty Much AH fvcr
Empire. I'nder tJoverunient j
- - ; Coiltrol. -. . . I ' ! 'i
; --,v;--.rh.:-
;ln view of the great interest now tak
en In news froui China and in the pew
methods of its dissemination fropi var
I6us joints there, Inipiiry has been
made in regard to the system of fHe
granhle cmniuuicatioii In tlie -elcn!ial
empire. Iu answer to pKt ion.s ,on le
half of tho New York Commercial Ad
verttser. William Itarclay Parsons,
chief vngimiT of the Ua pid Transit
conimisMioa, who was in China Uf-1S!iS
and issvu, gav the foUowlug axi.-ouut
Of the existing conditions In that
Mit: ,
! "The tel(grflph syslem in Chimi is
petcly'a overnsiieiit iilTair. It is call
ed tife Chl!nse' imMri;il telegraphs,
C.ikI is under tlie maiiageiueni of a gov
ernment ollieer, styletl tlie director gen
fral of teh'graplis. The system now
families pretty much all over the mi
pire. reaching nearly all the principal
cities, in the interior, an well as on
the coai-t. The telegraph liiws extend
even to parts of the empire where for
eigners are praetically unknown. In
my travels there I had a telegraph line
le-ar me nearly all the lime. I even
sent a telegram from Ch:fng-Sha. the
capital of the province of lluuaii. in
!ti-h. up to that linn. thi' prseiice of
foreigners hail Ikcii iMsitjvely forbid-
tleu.
"Telegraph lines in China sire well
coiftrui I. d on wooden jhjIch, with
glass insulators similar ti liiose usiil
In the Tinted States. Iu1 some parts
of the interior when the lines were firs
established, they were, bitterly opMisHl
by the inhabitants as a foreign inno
vation, ami the poles were cut down.
A few Iliads were cut, oil", however,
and open antagonism to this form of
government work was thereby soon
icade unpopular.
"The ciir.ons part of tlie Chinese tel
egraph system is the fact that, even
in the interior, where there are no
foreigners.' nil tin tcb-grnph blanks are
printid In English.' The Chinese lan
! gu.'ig. lieiiig idiograjmic, having a
j character for each word, it is imos
! s'Me t transnili it . by t lw- ordinary
Morse signals. It Is. tkereforo, nisvs
sary to telegraph either iu a foreign
language or by using Arabic numerals.
Py tliojslaf ter. method a Chine'-dic-tlouarv
is taken mul a numlK-r given
to each wont at all likely to lie used in
a telegraph disjKitch. Tlie telegram is
wnttvn out iu Chinese ami telegrajiluil
iu noiulx rs. and then, at the receiving
end. Is translated back into Chinese.
English was chosen as the other nie
dinm of commuuicntiou lHi-aus that
is the commercial language of the Ori
ctfl. as French has been that of diplo
macy, or s Kit in was tlw lommoii
latiguage of learned men iu tlie middle
ages.
"In order to lui-onie' a telegr.tph op
erator a Chinaman must learn not
only telegraphy, tmt. English. In
Shanghai. Tientsin Canton, and other
large cities, schools have Iw-eit estali
lishctj where Iwith English and telegra
phy a ne taught. In sill the towns I
IsftiNl 1 found operator who ioke
English, and they usually did so pret
ty fairly. t6. lii many cases the tele
gnipher Is the only niau in his town
who 1 kix any Jiiiowh-dgo of English,
and when foreigners arrive he is called
upon to sH-t as mt'ipretcr lstwii-n
them ami the local ollicials. Through
out my exfierieiiee lu the empire alj
ity telegraphic messages were wnt
and nseived without a single mis
take. This Is tlie more noteworthy
rrpm the fact that I used a clplw-r
ode. Tin building and extending of
telegraph- liftes were still going on
when i was in China.
"'lite ocean cables, which run to
several Chinese Hrts. are all under
foreign nintrol. (u tlie goveriiuient
land telegraph the charge are very
high. Each word Is charged for, in
cluding the address and signature, on
a scale according to distance, the ex
pense of the i-onstructiou if tie' line,
etc.) It lsprobable that In the earlier
ilays of Chini'sc telegraphy snie Eng
lishuicii and Americans were etnployeil
as oierators, but now. so far as ? I
know, all the oterators are Chinamen,
the i native 'si-hools furnishing enougtt
to supply the demand. It. is likely that
In the higher nniks of the wrvhv thete
are some electrical exietis who are
American, "or English, but "even these
may have now lnen 'dispensed with.
All tfie oivrators use the old-fashioniHl
ri'eording Itjstmmeut, with notation on
KilKr, although some of them may
have tecome skilliil enough to read
tin signals by sound. -
"Slieng," the director general "of tele
graphs at Shanghai, is d man with
v!mui I lie-ame well acqualnteil. Ills
name is ironoum-eil as if It were
snelted "Shung." He Is a very bright,
intelligent Chinaman, of drcidiil abil
iiyi ludiiil, and Is the issi'ssor con
shlerable wealth. He Is a man who is
able to retain his otticial wsition mn
der all administrations. For si nmn-
lr of years he lia'n 1md the head of
tlie telegraph system, and he has also
been the dinn-tor general of railroads
since 1N1CV wlK'n the place was cre
ated. He does not speak English, but
every other man in his office does. Ills
administrative offices occupy an entire
building, in which English is the common-
language, most of- the men
there, native Chinamen, having luen
educated in the United States. They
use American typewriters. Besides
holding his government positions,
S-heng 1.4 tlie head of the China Mer
clutnts Steamship wtupany, a private
iiriHration, whos vessidsi go. all along
tlw coast and up the rivers. At the
outbreak of the recent hostilities I he
put ail these ateamers under foreign
Hags. .He is about 0i years old, and Is
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a mandarin of th "extra first-class of
highest rank, which entitles -him to the
exalted distinction of ; wearing tlie
carved red button."; - r ; "
SCATTERS GOLD IN A SALOON.
Scott A. MeKeown Sends ?fi3.000 in
Four Months Having a Good Time.
Kan Francisco, Cat, Aug. 0. Scott
A. MeKeown, son of a millionaire
manufacturer of Pennsylvania, who
recently wedded Miss Dorothy D. Stu
dclsikei, of tlie weallliy family of carriage-makers,
lias been scattering $20
gokl pieces all over the naloon of the
I'alace hotel here. - MeKeown, It Is
said, went East aliout four months
ago to nndenlsh hi rapidly di'pletlng
purse and returned with about $dTMXo,
all of which he has snccetnleil In spend
ing iu the alove-inentfoned space of
time. His frieuds and hangers-on
helned him. in getting rid of his money,
and his coterie of cbtrms have had a
magnificent time at his expense. .
MeKeown. -though only Tl years ohl,
has succeeded ' In spending nearly
f 100,000 In two years.
DIES AT ACE 105 YEARS.
Hoffman Was Never Sick, Nor Ever
Used Medicine, Tolweco, or Liquor.
Hazel ton. Ia., Aug. D. A remarkable
old man died In East Butler township
seven miles from the city last night in
the iwrson ot Henry Hoffman, aged
105 years, two roonth,s and two days.
He was never sick a day In his life,
never took any medicine and never
used tobacco nor liquors. He was
rn on a farm near New Brunswick.
X.isJ.. on June 0, 17i5, and came of
unly and long-lived stock. He was
a small farmer and wood-ehoper all
his life, "and when he was 1112 years
still went out into the woods (daily
and ehopiKKl several cords of wood.
He was always a kien "hunter and last
fall when 104 years old baggeil a num
ner of rabbits, pheasants and wood
cock. THE ANT IS MEET.
A t teuda uce
dence
Was iDisappoiu ting
that Deuns-rats Are
in Control.
Evi-
Iiidinnaiwdis. Iml., Aug. 15. The
tirs-t ibiy's session of the Lilierty Con
gress of the Natiouiiil Antl-Inrierlal-I'sth
Lcagui' was somewhat dhsap
Niint!iig tu far as the attendance of
delegates -was concerned.. A bout '1500
were present, nud more are promised
for tomorrow.
A public tneetiug in the evening was
better attended, and the reading of
I'Hiurke Coclirau's letter was the sig
nal for -tremendous applause. The
greatest demonstration of tlie session
came this evening when Ceorgo Bout
well. ex-Jovernor of Massachusetts,
coinluded his address as chairman
with the declaration that he hail
turned his laek on the Republican
party, and should support Bryan for
Fres-idelll.
tJeorge - MeniT, of Iliiladeli)l)li,
calleil ? tlie i-onventioii to order, pre
senting Edwin Burritt Wtiiith, of Chi
cago, as teni-ponir.v chairman. After
a diort recess the convention met
again and listened to a nuudHr of
brief aildresses. The iM'rmanent
chairman. Governor Ito'utwell. w.as ac
iinhsl a great demotistisition when
lie took the gavel and proeeded witli
iris address. -.
BKYAN S AMBITION.
Would Make This Country Groat ami
tJood. He Says. f
Chicago. Aug. 15. Bryan, Stevenson
and ithers made sjmmh1ics. tixlay. at
SiMinyside Park, on the occasion-of the
annual meeting of the United Irish So
cieties id -Cook county. The attend
ance was large. Bryan iu tlie course
of his sjei-li.-aid:
" do not want you to think iny hap
piness depends upon any public office
Within the girt of I lie people of Cii;S
country. I have a higher amliitio.i
titan to be President. An iimbitioii to
do what I can to make this Nation so
great and goi, that to. lie a simple
citizen will I greater than to be king
In any other land.
FUNEUAL OF HUNTINGTON.
New York. Aug. 15. -The remains of
the late Colli I. Huntington were
brought to this city today. The funer
al service will lo private, and will lie
held on Friday morning.
CASTOR A
For Infant! and Children.
Tha Kind Yea Vim Alwajs Bought
Bears the
Sienatore of
LATE NEWS f ROM NOME.
SEVERAL VESSELS WBECKED
ON THE COLD BEACH.
Thousands Ask fJcneral Ilandall
Free Transportation to the
United States.
for
-SEATTLE, Wash Aug. 15. Tlie
steamship Centennial arriviil this af
ternoon from Niane, with '. over TiiiO
passingers. bringing news of the
WTeck of siweral vessels on th. 'm..
beach August 2d and 3d, during a
seven' storm. The. steamer W. K.
Merwln is a total wreck. As far as
known no W ves were lost.
'The -tag. Effort ond the schooner
Teaser drifted on the lieach. Many
small craft went ashore. Several
drownings m-ctrrml. :
Jenn-al Kamlall ims received au
thority to send lwefc the indigent sick
and destitute at the expeiis- of the
Govrnmient. He received over 3,000
apiilktttious for pAssoge.
! CKIME AT NOME.
Seattle, : Wash., Aug. 15. The itIhi
liuU dement Is again in the saddle at
Nome, according to passengers who
or rived by the Centennial today. For
n week or more prior to the vessel'
departure, thngs, thieves and tire
bugs had kept the ety in a state of
suppressiHl ; exiitemeut, and talk or
lynching was heanLi .
The greatest Jndignation was
arousjil y tlie distiuvery and frustra
tion of three sevuite attempts to
burn s the city.; The newspaivrs were
full of aii-ouuta of the doings of high
way ; robbers, burglars, pickpockets
uud hiccudharies. : ;
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A BIG APPLE CHOP
PRE8CNT PROSPECTS
BETTER THAN
rOB SOME TEAKS.
Soccm
o
la tb Hiulaca InVrrlw -Willi
i f tn l4rcest Grww and
Shipper lit the World. '
Taken as a whojte, the apple crop
of the United States and Canada prom
ise better ihls year than for any rv -cent
year," saffi George C. Illchardson
of Leaven worth, Kan., one of the
largest applegrowprs and ghipiiers iu
the world, to a St. Louis Globo-Denjo-crat
reiiorter. a
:Mr. Richardson is a Orm believer In
the future of the 3d bison rj valley as
the greatest a pple-ral&Iug country ou
earth, and has backed his judgment id
the extent of some extensive Invest,
mcnts in orchard kinds, lie is presi
dent -of the Missouri Valley Orchard
company, which .owns an 8UO-acre ai
ple orchard in Leavenworth county,
Kan., said to Ixj.the largest In the
world. His firm .ships between 75.OO0
ami lOO.WMi liarrels of apples eaci jear,
ptiuciiHilly for exiort, anil also oier
aK's a large cold storage plant at Leav
enworth. "The outlook In' the apple-raising por
tions of Illinois. Missouri and Kansas
Is for a good half crop. continued Mr.
Ufchardson. "In Arkansas. Nebraska
and Iowa the prosis-cts are for 40 per
ivnt. of st full crop: in the -Pacific-coast
states, Oregon, Washington aud Cali
fornia, a full crop; Michigan, full crop,
dropping badly; western New Y'ork
stud New England, average crop; cen
tral. New York, damage of a local
nature from canker worms."
Mr. liichardsou chatted interesting
ly of the apple business and the nec
essary qualifications for success iu it.
Although ouie of the most extensive
glowers aud cxiiortcrs in this country,
lie makes no personal tiri'tensions. but
lays down rules upon which almost
any farmer In the western fruit licit
can achieve success. He lndieves tlie
apple business is yet in its infancy,
and that there is no danger of over
ininluction, as the increasing popula
tion and growing foreign demand will
more than keep pace with the supply.
"A man In tin- apple business must
use the same care and industry and
apply the same methods that he would
in suci-essfully raising a crop of corn."
sit Id lie. "If lu'. lets his. orchard -grow
up in wiiiIs and tlie ground become
hard and liaked, so the aindcrgrowth
will consume the moisture which tlie
tree should have, lie .will, lie disap
oointed in his crop. If ln ncgiects tlie
cardinal principles of 'scientific spray
ing, so as to relieve the tree, of Insect
IK'sts and fungus growths, and fa'ls to
cultivate, the ground properly, lie will
get culls instead of apples. The cniu
nicrcial orchards, of which tlMre are
many in tliLs section, have proved that
both the quality and quantity of the
apple crop can 1h improved by -attention
to these details.
.."Many orchards arc ls-iug planted in
tjlte west, but comparatively few in
the east. This' Is -regarded by those
w4io claim that the-: permanent fruit
belt of the country is in the west as
a significant fact. It shows that tlie
orcnardists of the west flre inakiug
money, at any rate. 1 claim that tl
farmer can raise a .bushel of apples
cneajn'r man a bushel ir com audi get
" oiiMieis irom tne acre. At pres
ent prill's tic can also get more, or t he
tiushel of npples than for the bushel of
corn, jins suggi-sfs , the question of
priii' ami its influcnci' upon consump
tion. I' believe that. were anoles sold
at a nrice that would is rinii the wage
earners to purchase them as a regular
arncie or rood, tlnre could not In;
uoi!gh grown to supply the demand
I . . I . , .
j-i i in- iijipie i-casi' io im ciassiii as a
luxury, as it is. cvju lu the "apple
Ih It. and 'it iKi-onicg a question not of
a market for tin apples, but of apphs
io suppiy me niai'Kct.
"fold storage as an adjunct to th
apple Tiusiucss is no haiger an cxikmI
incut. vln ii iroMrly-packed and pr-
pann. tne rruit can !o kept for nine
months In this manner ami reacli the
market in isTfect shape. The trouble
wirii many is-ople ;who Iry h kti-p
apples la cohl storage Is that they do
pox properly pack the fruit In-forehand.
r-itig only the sound apples. ;ooI
fruit, profierly packeil. sliould ke-p
from Oi-tols-r until the following Julv.
wlih very little shrinkage cxci'pt tlu'it
viilch naturally, result from the
liaiige from a tcmjT:i t lire of .75 or
"' iiegrecs io degrees, wh ch the
c inseiisus of oj tin ion regards hh tlie
l est, for cold storage- punsmcs. ' Our
cxiM-rience has lieeu that i-old storage
prfHougs tls life and kiping qualities
ef an apple, and that when the pnqier
'Mul H ions ai( observed it is an un
qualified sin-ess.
"To the exitorter'-siNi-ially it is an
inestimabh' boon. We ship silioiit
:;.tKHM" liarri'ls of a)lis from this
I'Mtntry to Eu rojH' every year. .Most
of IIm' go to England, althimgij Jer
leany is buying American apples lu
greater qnantities cni-h yir. The' shii
jiiug si-ason lasts fmin the Iteginning
of the movement op winter apples' in
the fall until the following May. The
late spring' shipments are.always made
on! iMNird steamers w;hlcli have refrlg
i lating plants, on which they are load
il from refrigerator cars. Tlji're is
not match prejudice against American
jipplesj nbroad. although Hamburg did
Flint our fruit out a few year ago lie
cause of tlie San Jose " scalev The
scare over this resulted principally
from 4he box apples shipped ! from
California. In England annles are cat
alogued as "tights, etc.. .according To
the condition of the liarrels ou arrival.
and It Is rNfessary Ixfore shhitiin? nS
have the IkutcIs made m'rfei-tlr secure.
Ise the im tents wilklie gradeil lower.
-ilie most opnIar varieties of apples
are still tlie IW-n Iavis, Jonathan and
Missouri Ilppin. Tlnse are ail showy
winter apples and lit id a ready market
abroad. The Jletff Daris Is plant.il
imre extensively liy ciinmerclal or
cjiardists than any other, for the rea
son that it will stand more abuse and
ill treatment and conic out Iietter after
shipping than any otiier variety
The National Apple Shhis'rs associ
ation, of which Mr. y ICIcliardson is
prcsiitftit. has a tueninershiii of aliout
JOO, including wme of the ppU deal-,
era -in England, Canada and t?Very
state in the American Union, i j
" EQUAL TO TUB OCCASION.
- ' ',"..' - :..-!.--..;
While the Fred C. Cruger assoelat Ion
of the llnu Ncw; York assembly dis-
trlct was picnicking with Mr. Cruger
at! Staten Island the other day Mrs.
Cruger up on .West . Twenty-seventh
street bad not been idle. She bad
glven birth to their first child. Then
she sent for a sign man and had
stretched across the street a big ban
ner. When Mr. Cruder marched
proudly back at the head of the asso
ciation he was greeted by a sight of
the banner, on which was the single
word, "Papa,'
i
A Shadow Barrier.
Alva bad always known that David
had been engaged before, but his love
made lier so happy that .she did not
think very much about the matter.
When he asked Alva to marry him
David-told her of tils previous engage
ment, and t5ere the subject rested. Al
va had felt no resentment against the
other woman, for David's love was too
complete to leave any room for jeal
ousy. ;
Hut one evening, as they sat in the
cozy window seat In the library,
watching the sunset colors change
jind glow, there cans? to Alva the
woman's Instinct to prolie the heart
of the man she loves, and lay bare all
Its secrets.
"Do you love me, dear?" she Is'gan,
moving cIosit to run her fingers
through David's hair.
"Indeed, I do, my darling."
' "Better than you ever loved any one
ln-fore?"
"Yes, dear."
'That other woman the one 3'ou
were engaged .to first did you love
her?''
"Of course, or I shouldn't have asked
her to marry me."
Alva's hand dropisnl to Iht side, and
the man took it aud held it in a strong
clasp.
"It seems mid," muscil Alva. "1 sup
pose you sat by her side and held her
hand just as you are holding mine
now. Did 30U make the same pretty
slMi'ciics you do to me, I wonder?"
"Certainly not," replied David, gent
ly. "No man ever makes love to two
woiivn iu quite the same way."
"No; men are too adaptable for
that," said Alva, but there was no
nial ice in her voice; and David, glanc
ing at her quickly, saw that she did
not real tee how deep the truth of her
remark lay.
"Isn't that nil sky gorgi'ous?" he
asked, after a moment. "In a little
while it will lie the 'faintest pink."
I "It's wonderful," said Alva. "Do you
know, ihnir, that you never told me
whicli one of you broke that engage
ment?" "Didn't I. dear?"
"No," Alva answered, "but don't
tell me if you would rather not." she
addiil softly. "Somehow I feel sure
thai you did."
"Yes," David said, "you are right. I
broke it."
"I am glad it was you." said Alva,
quickly, "lN-cause It makes ine fee!
sure you have no regrets. I never had
any patience with tlie false notion of
honor that prevents a 'inan from
breaking an engagement. I don't see
how it can -'lie 'honorable to marry a
woman when you do not love her."
As she spoke. Alva looked at Iter
lover to ''see whether, lie shared her
opinion. His face, with the glory of
the sunset full upon it, was very so
ler. He did not sjieak for .some time, and
Alva wailiil. knowing he would soon
tell her what was in his mi ml.
"I did hot break my engagement tie
cause I had ceased to care." he said
finally, "btit the woman I was to
marry did hie a great wrong, and I
lost faith in her. 1 could not marry a
woman I did not trust, so 1 rcl'.ased
her. I think It risrht to tell you this,
dear."
"And 1 hen," said Alva softly, "you
ceased to care."
"Yes, dear, I ceased to care. Not all
at once, but gradually. There, now
the sky is pink, a pink thai would just
liecotiie you. Don't you - wish 1 were
equilMM-d with wings, so I could fly
UP and get you a piece of that cloud
for a ball gown':"
' "Was it ln-frc you met me or after
ward that you ceased to care?" Alva
asked.
"I hardly know. It was before. I
think, that I stopjM'd caring, bin it
took you to restore my lost faith in
womankind." t
"And I made you forget?" Alva's
voice was hushiil with tenderness.
"Yes, dear, you made me forget,"
said David lu the same. tone.-"See how
fast the pink is fading'" he continued.
"It is just as well I could not get you
that ball gown. I guess. 1 am afraid
the color .wouldn't wash."
Once Alva would have retorted
gayly that -ople didn't wash ball
gowns, out now she gave his hand a
tiny pressure and said:
"It must have hurt you dreadfully
to lie treated so. Are you sure the
hurt is all gone?''
David returned the pressure, but he
did not. siKak at once. Alva looked
up at him. but tlw light was growing
dim, ami she could scarcely see his
face.
'It still hurts a little, drnir ." be said
slowly; ''not liecauso I have atiy re
grets, but I ft-el a resentment lwcauso
of the way I was treated. I shall get
over even that iu time, but nowr It
makes hie niigry to think of "It. 1 love
you dearly better than I ever thought
I could1 love any one. but a bli-rhteii
trust must always leave a scar, I sup
pose.", "Poor darling!" Alva's free Iiand
went to David's head, and ran lingcr
nigly through his curls and across his
forehead. With a caressing emotion
her finger touched first jlils cheeks
and then Ids eyes.
; jNUiiueniy she icit something wet
against 1st lwnd. Her body grew
tense,;nd lier arm droiq.Mil to her side
as though she bad I men stung,
i David had said that the other wo
man was nothings to him now. but
Umt
tear In hlsfi eye! Slow ly Alva
drew her hand fyom his clasp, but he
did not stem to imtice. Presently she
shivered, and lu felt the motion.
1 "What Is ike matter, ilearT' he
said. "Aroyou cold? Shall I close
the window:? See, tlie pink Is only a
dull gray now."
"No. I am not; cold, sjiid Alva, wear
ily.' All tlie brightness wetm-d to have
gone out of hiM" life; It had changed
from gorgeous crimson' to a dull gray
while the sunset faded. Her heart
ached, and her .head throbbed. She
venmed to Is' alone to thhik itover.
I have a headache, dear." she said
aloud. "I thlnk if you will excuse iuet
I will 'go-to. bed. "Perhaps It will bo
better by morning.'
"I hope so, darling, answered her
lover, adding Iu a whisper: "I nin sor
ry. I'll 'go now,-, he continued, "and
tomorrow afternoon I'll come and take
you for a drive." '.
"Thank you, dear." said Alva, but
the face she lifted to his was tui re-,
spoiisi ve to his kiss.
"Why, your hands are cold'" cried
Iavld. "How thoughtless 1 was to let
you sit so long beside that open Win
dow! These evenings are cool. Put I
was watching the sunset and did not
think." ' ;
Alva sighed..' - It was not the sunset
that made him forget, she thought.
All night Alva lay awake, staring.
Into darkues. YVheu i daylight .came
she got tip. nud wrote the following
letter to her lover: j
"Dear David: I am sorry I did not
mean to hurt you last night.' I did not
KupiHMtc It iiu Id hurt you to talk of
her. Hut It did. dear, and so although
you do not know it. you must care, for
her still. If you did not love her. the
thought of her could not bring tears
to your eyes. . -
"I am going to break our engage
ment, dear, for I love you too well to"
have even a memory lietween us. All,
j-on don't know bow-it hurt me when
I saw that you did not want to talk
of her. Dad I shown tact, I would
have cliangcd the subject, but I could
not do it.
"Ami I should always lie wanting to
talk of her ro see if it still hurt you.
1t will lie easier to endure the
agony of scimmtioii than to go through
liXc with this awful ache In my hcarl,
and fii-ling that 1 have not jMiwcr m
heal a hurt that any one else could
cause you. j - r
"Do not try to see me, dear. -.Yon caii
not alter my decision, and you will'
only make things liarder for uie. To
think of you is almost more than I
can lH-ar, and. yet I must go on think
ing of you. always, tiooilby, dear, alul
Hod bless you. ALVA."
After this letter was snt Alva took
up her life tis If It; were soniel hiiig
that must 1- got through whh sonic-
how. A week passed without bringing
any sign from David, but on the. eighth
dav a letter' came. Alva clutched ii to
her heart with a tierce i-agcniess. She
had not known how hard it would In
to let hi in go out of her life. Tremb
ling she broke the seal and read tlie'
letter. S
My Dinr Child: I shall not try tu
tell you how your letter hurt tne. bat
it was it hurt far worse than the hurt
of the otiier night, the one. Ilia t cans-'
i-I you to write it.
1 am not going to plead with you.
dear. I am a proud man. aud i could''"
hot do that, but I am going to nU
you to alter your ih-cision.
I hardly know how lo-iwrite. what I
wish to. dear; how to. tell you' what I
want you to know. There can be noth
ing 1 ict ween us, not cvi n a memory.
lm-e 1 loved tha toother' woman. I
believed her everything that was good',
and womanly, and when liiy.i-onfulenre
in her was shaken 1 thought that I
never i-onld trust any one again. 1 be
lieviil at the time that it was the depth
of my love that made -'me si.Ter s.
but now I know it was because my
t rust had liecn betrayed. I mourned,-'
not the woman herself, but the Ideal
she had shattered.! That -Is- why ft.
stili hurts me to taik of her,' although
she is nothing to me now.
It was you. dear. Avho brought back
my f;t It Ii lu human nature, my trust
iu woman: and your power to do this
is the liest proof that 1 love you as I
l -tve never lovnl before.
Si ,:ne people iy that a man's -first
love is his best, but they 'do not know.
Of course, if his first love lasts and
l.-ecoii'-.s tin- fuller, rounded love of his
later life, it Is the Js-st, buti-ach time
a man loves he loves against greater
odds. His trust has more bitter cx
perienccs, more cynicism to batt'le.
w ith. There c an be" no love that jis
worthy the name -without iinf'nleiihv
and ilie love that cm bring to lifej a
dead faith must Ik the greatest lovet
I do not think you can realize 4 litis, -dear;
you are too young. Ilut Try to believe-
l.tii', and do not send 1110 away
from you. I have said that I . would
not. plead with you. but I do plead,,
dcor. You (-.111 do; what not otic h.i,
ever Im-ii able to do you' can make
inc. forget my pride. j
I know you love me. Your letter
told me that, as well as of your pain.
I am sorry for tlie hurt, ilear. 1 under-
stand, lint. If yoit send me awav now
some day when you are older ami have
learned the difference U-twiH-n the
troubles that are shallows and 1 1n
cur s that must Im faceil and fought,
you "will In1; very. Very lonely. . 4
Pet ter the joy of love, dear, t ban the
lialn of loneliness.
Tl- messenger is to wait for an ait
swer. Will you say "Come?" i
DAVID.
"Cry away, dear, it will do j"U
giMsi," wiid David, an hour later. Alva
had said "Conic.' but im seeing Iiim
siic had burst into a imssion of tears.
The sudden release from 'the tciH'i'm
of tlw past week Was too much for her
self coutrol. j , j
"I dont khow why I am crying I
am sure," she said, "for I am glad
oh, so glad! I found out that I coiihl
not live without : yon." Ina
in the Iinlgcr Monthly.
Pri-voort
CIItritCH EUIIr OK liL'EEUl'SlI ICS
The first place of worship iu western
Australia was quite unique Imih ffoia
its frail form of construction and also
the several purposes to which it Was
ilevotitl. This remarkable buiMmg
was made at Perth, then merely a
town site, by soldiers of the Sei-n'
coippauy; Sixty-third ngiment. shortly
aftvr tlie detachment arrived at i'tla'
colony Jn 1HJ!,; and w as . ''coinnse..
almost "entirely .of bullriiishcs. In ad
dition to this ruk lltlM edifice be.inR
nsed on Sundays for divine worship It
sometimes served as an amateur tln-a-ter
during tlie week, and was used
during the whole time, as a barracks.-.
TURKISH TIME CAUSES CONFU-
; HION. ... --.
A recent visitor to Constant inophj re
lMrt one custom of the Turks which
causes a vast deal of trouble and con
fusion. This is the Turkish system of
reckoning time, A Turk holds that tlie
day begin exactly at sunset, at, that
time he sets his clocks aud walches at
the hour of i' As the silii has the
same , habit of tiresidimr ovi'T Turkey
tlutt be exercise with regard Io oliifT
lox-alitk'S it may easily. Im seen that
this system of reckoning time necessi
tates setting the clocks every day. it
apiMars that a watch .which could ruu
for weeks without losing or gaining
minute would be ofLuo siecial value to
a Turk.
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