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I walked wlt& one whose child had lately died.
We passed the little folk 1' the street at play, '
When suddenly a clear voice "rather: cried;
The nun turned quick and glad; sighed; moved away.
I spoke not, but 'twas given me to discern
The love that watches through th' eternal years;
God surely so must start and quickly turn i
Whene'er the cry of "Father!" strikes his ears.
When the Heart Is Young
rirt or refuse to marry herl" ox
\/ claimed Sir Charles Waldegrare,
stopping hi his walk to face bis
rebellious son. "What do you want?
Bva Qrantholm Is beautiful. Her face
and figure are perfect That she is
wealthy should be no disadvantage in
the eyes of your father's ion. Egad.
Harvey," he added somewhat more
mildly, "when you have come to my
fears, the age of discretion for a Wai
degrave, you Will understand that a
substantial bank balance is not the
least asset in many v fair lady's claim
"Not in my ryes." retorted Harvey
Waldegrave. "When I choose a wife
1 shall certainly not consult her bank
er before 1 allow my heart to throb
Sir Charles curled his lips super
ciliously, but his voice betrayed his
anxiety as ho replied: "Am I to un
derstand from your remark that your
heart is already In the throbbing state;
that the lady is already found? If so,
1 warn you that In this matter I have
made my stand, Either you marry
Eva or— l need not put the threat in
Monls. I have no wish to quarrel with
you, Harvey," he added somewhat sail
ly, "but I love the home that I was
born in and it has pleased me to see
my sentiments shared by you. It
would kill me to see the place in
strangers' hands, to know that you
would not Ik? its master. That is
what your refusal means to me—to
you. That my extravagances have
brought our fortunes to this pass does
not help to make the matter less bitter
Harvey's handsome face softened.
'The very reason you have given,
rta<! .1* the one which impels me to
pursue the course which I have cho
sen. Practically penniless, possessed
of nothing but an honorable name, 1
Biiaii not stoop to sully it by bartering
It for money. With regard to your
other question, although I do not think
you put it seriously, so far I have seen
no girl with whom 1 would wish to
Bhare that name."
His words appeared to afford his
father satisfaction, for laying hia hand
upon his son's arm he said pleasantly:
"Until then the threat I made just
now 1h held In reservation, and per
haps before that time the discretion I
■poke of may have come."
"You condemn me to a long course
of celibacy, dad." laughed Harvey, "if
I have to wait till your age."
"My age! You speak as if I were a
rival to Methuselah. I was 4it last
March, and do not feel a day older
than when L was the age you will ho
next month. Egad, boy, if you dare
to tease me about my age I may enter
myself for the matrimonial stakes
Rgatnsi you and back myself to carry
off the prize."
"So tar as i am concerned," retort
ed Harvey, his eyes twinkling with
merriment, ■■you would have no cause
to fear, but even supposing we were
Im>lli to run, who knows what the lady
might have to s.i> v Her feelings
would have i<> be consulted. Beauty
and money, the combination, aa you
Fay, is peerless. She may know her
value and not let herself he won'
Sir Charles gazed amusedly at his
"Upon my word. Harvey, were I to
close my eyes 1 might wonder it' you
were my son. When 1 was your age
every girl was to be won."
"I challenge you to win her," an
swered Harvey smiling. He believed
that Sir Charles was jesting, and was
well pleased u> find the conversation
which bail begun so ominously brought
to an end so pleasantly.
"At my age undoubtedly it will be a
sacrifice, but with an undutifu] son
who absolutely refuses to aid me 1
Shall have to make it and pursue the
matter 10 an end. What that end
may be thirty days will prove; but
come. Harvey, it Is time to dress for
ilnaer, The thought of what i hara
rmbarked Upon will make it a pleasure
to me Old as 1 am, 1 will let you
soe that I have not forgotten how to
woo. The lesson may be useful to
The dinner gong had sounded. Im
patiently Sir Charles fretted about the
room, for young as he considered him
self he had reached an age when din
ner becomes an important event in the
«"ilj round of life.
"Sep if Miss Qrantbolfla is coming,
Mary," he began querulously, when
the door wMx thrown open and Eva
was ushered In. His sentence ended
abruptly in a scarcely restrained ex
clamation of admiration.
"1 am afraid I am late," she said
with a smile to Sir Charles, which in
stantly caused any recollection of his
lata Impatience to disappear, "but If
you will forgive rue I shall make
amends In future."
lie drew her arm through his, and
as Harvey followed with his sister he
failed to catch his father's answer;
evidently it pleased her, for she laugh
ed merrily, but pleasant as the laugh
v.'is it jarred on Harvey.
Somewhat discontentedly he took
hts place opposite her at the square
(jiMe, but lUllenneM was not a natur
al attribute of his, and throwing it off
lit; endeavored to talk on topics likely
to Interest her; but although Eva an
swered frankly, she made no effort to
pursue the subjects, but turned at
once to Sir Charles and listened with
sparkling eyes to his discursive stories
or the days when he was in the
A quite unusual frown marred Har
vey's face as dinner ended. Sir
Charles, with old-fashioned gallantry,
opened the door for Miss Crantholm,
and laying his hand on his heart bow
ed deeply as he did so.
Sir Charles' face was beaming as he
resumed his chair. Filling his glass
he held it in the air.
"Miss Grantholm, Harvey. A l'ou
trance, my boy." he added merrily, as
he placed the empty glass upon the
"A l'outrance," cried Harvey mock
"You mean to enter for the prize,"
cried Sir Charles, but his voice showed
"I did not say so," retorted Harvey
coldly, though his pulse was running
at twenty over normal rate. "In the
meantime you have the advantage,
"I mean to keep it," said Sir Charles
dryly, as, the sound of music reaching
them, he left the room.
Harvey lingered over his vine.
"The mere fact that I am practic
ally penniless debars me from wooing
her," he muttered gloomily.
Kir Charles h;id left the door ajar
and the pun- ricb tones of a rich con
tralto voice were borne into tbe room.
An indent lover of music. Harvey list
ened entranced; then, unable to keep
away, be in his turn entered tbe draw-
Ing room to find his father hanging
over Miss Qrantbolm iind urging her
to sing again.
Day niter day passed ;ind Sir
Charles was constantly at Eva's side.
while Harvey studiously tried to avoid
her company, but without avail. Her
laugh in the garden, her voice in the
hall, irresistibly drew him to her side.
He knew he loved lier. that no other
woman could occupy the place she bad
taken in his affections, Inn he feared
his love was hopeLrss and steeled him
self to regard her as his future step
mother. The thought made his blood
curdle, bui a word, a smile, from her
was sufficient t<- make hope rise within
him, and for the time being he would
forget his father's more successful
wooing. With such a word and smile
she greeted him one afternoon when
he found her seated in the garden.
She made room for him by her side,
but somehow conversation seemed to
"1 hope you have enjoyed your visit,"
lie said lamely, for she whs tearing on
the morrow. "We shall miss you."
•I Jim glad of that." she answered
hesitatingly, "for your father has ask
ed m« to " She paused abruptly
and a dainty Mush rote to her cheeks;
but Harvey's face had suddenly be
come white and strained.
"Has Mked you to f he repeat
ed, his voice trembling. "To come
buck again," she said, with a little
nervous laugh, "and I have promised
to come; that is, if you and Mary will
be glad to have me."
Her eyes were fastened on the
ground, but she stole a hasty glance
at him and saw the misery upon his
'My father has asked you to re
turn; does that mean"—be hesitated to
ask the question which was life or
death to him —'that some one here bas
gained jour love?"
It was not the question she had ex
pected him to ask, aud her face was
almost as pale as his as she forced
her lips to answer. The word came
faintly, feebly, but Harvey beard it
and It was "Yes."
He had been holding his stick with
both hands across his bent knee, and
although the strong wood broke In
half his face jshowed no sign of the
pain which cvi his heart.
"It is far too cold for sitting out of
doors," sounded Sir Charles' voice
from twenty yards away. Before Eva
could stop him Harvey had leaped to
his feet and joined tils father.
"So you have gained the prize," he
said hoarsely. "Allow me to congratu
late you. Beauty and money, youth
and love, a prize worth winning."
Sir Charles stared at him with un
"What does this pleasantry mean?"
he whispered angrily, looking to where
Eva sat. Then, placing his arm \
through. Harvey's he led him out of
"You conceal your joy admirably,"
continued Harvey sneeringly.
"What joy?" asked Sir Charles, fear
ing his son's reason had been sudden
"You need not conceal it: Miss Gran
tholm has just told me that she has
"The deuce she has!" exclaimed Sir.
Charles, blushing under the tan of ac
tive service. "An hour ago she told
me no, decidedly."
"She refused you!" cried Harvey,
hardly believing that he heard aright,
"yet she is coming hack."
"Miss Granthohn Ims the good sense
not to allow my mistimed proposal to
stand between her and your sister's
friendship; she knows I am a gentle
man and will not presume again."
"But —shesaid—that you—that some
one here had won her love," stammer
ed Harvey. "Are you sure you have
not misunderstood her?"
Sir Charles smiled grimly.
"She made it very clear." Then his
lips relaxed into a well-pleased smile.'
"You love her, Harvey. Love makes
one cowardly, but were I In your shoes
I should require no incentive from my j
father to send me to the woman who
has confessed her love for me."
Without a word Harvey left his fa
ther's side, and ten seconds later he
had found Eva still seated where he
had left her.
"My father has sent me back to
j'ou," he said gently, and as he spoke
he took her hand in his. She made no
effort to withdraw it, and his courage
'You told me sonic one had won your
heart, the heart ffhlcb I would give
my life to win. My fears told me that'
all hope of happiness for me was dead,
but now I have come back to ask you
if you spoke the truth—to tell you that
I love you. Darling, I have loved you
from the moment I saw you."
"Yet you said you would not stoop
to woo me, that your name should not
bo sullied by ibarlng It with me," she
said, but there was no anger in her
"What nonsense Is this, Eva? Who
has dared to credit me with such an
insult to you?"
She laughed merrily.
"It is useless to deny It. I heard
yon and your father talking; I heard
you say the words you now so indig-1
In Jin instant it came back to him.
"1 forgot," he said sadly, "but if you
hoard you know my reason. My love
has made me forget lack of fortune. I
had no right to speak;"
"It i« no lark in my eyes," she whis
Forgetting all else save that she
loved him his arm passed round her
and he pressed his lips t.> hers.
"I meant to teach you both a lesson,"
she whispered ten minutes later, "but
you have taught the teacher what it is
to love." —The Tattler.
Vast Travel tn London.
There are o.oou miles of railway In
greater London, and it is estimated
that something like 000,000,000 sep
arate journeys are made by passengers
annually. The number of journeys on
an average week day is over 1,500,
--ikio. An Idea of the vehicular traffic
in the streets may be gathered from
the statement that In twelve boon
16,054 vehicles of all kinds passed a
particular spot in Piccadilly*, and a full
service of (UMJ busses pass the Bank
of England every hour. The number
of pmsengerK curried by the Loudon
trams in n year Is over UGO.OOO.OUO. A
census taken of the number of pedes
trians who crossed over the London
bridge on a certain day showed that
they totaled ll(l.!H>2, and iv nineteen
and a half hours during a day In April
last year 248,015 people crossed the
roadways at the bank.
At the Bargain Counter.
"Miss Long, at the lace counter, says
she's only 22," remarked the first
"Well," replied the other, "every
thing's been marked down at that
counter, you know."—Philadelphto Re©,
Restaurants and batcher shops lose
a good deal of their attract!r«o«M in
One Side or Other
St. Petersburg, Sept. 2.—The latest
reports received from Liaoyang, iv the
main originating from unofficial
sources, state that the battle continues
to be waged about the outer walls tf
the city with unceasing fury.
The Japanese attack was continued
yesterday with the same determination
as in the first movements on the part
of the attacking forces onfTuesday, but
all the meager and even scrappy bits
of information which have reached
here from the front seem to agree |that
when night closed down upon the shot
and shell scarred works of the beseiged
last night the advantage was with
The carefully planned outflanking
movement attempted by the Japanese
commanders were failures, according
to the reports received in St. Peters-
I burg, and the Japanese are yet practi
cally no nearer the capturer of Liao
yang and tie army of General Knropat
kin than they have been since the bat
tle of Liaoyang began.
The outflanking movement executed
by the Japanese that was in the least
successful was that directed against
the Russian left. The Japanese moved
upon this flank with great suddenness,
) supported by a large dctachemnt of ar
! tillery, and this ,at last accounts, was
partilaly successful in turning the Rus
sian columns to the left of the town.
Nevertheless, General Kuropatkin had
seen the maneuver and dispatched so
much of his reserve force as conld be
spared to the assistance of the Russian
iTh 'Be reserves, for the most part, had
to be Withdrawn fre m the active fi -ing
line, as it became necessary yesterday,
so fierce aud sustained had the Japan
ese attack become, to bring up the ma
jority of the reserves in action. How
, ever, it is reported that the firing line
was not materially weakened by tre
withdrawal c,f that part < f thejreserves
sent to the Russian left.
The last rep< rt from Liaoyang creat
ed w.ld c xiteirent in t c city and . re
joioing on all sides. Th« latest infor
mation was to the effect that the re
j cently reportd occupation of the rail
road between Liaoyaug aud M ikde.n by
the Japftnese had been offset by a Rus
sian counter movement.
Japs Only a Mile
From Port Arthur
London, Sept. 2.—A dispatch to the
Telegraph fr',m Chefoo states that the
Japanese, after four days' bombard
ment, have succeeded in capturing two
of the coast forts east of Tiger's Tail
fortress and only three fourths of a
mile from the old town of Port Arthur.
A small fort farther west lias also
STEAM TURBINE A SUCCESS.
Naval Engineers Pleased With Exam
ination of Device.
A board of naval engineering ex
perts has just completed a thorough
examination of the Turbina, one of
the latest developments of the steam
turbine as applied to vessels. The re
sults of the inspection will be made
known in detail in .a report on the
subject of turbine power which the
board wih prepare, but it may be said
the performance of the turbine was re
garded as highly satisfactory, in the
complete absence of vibration and in
the comfort of the crew. Further
more, almost no more repairs are nec
essary to the engines, there being no
friction except in a few bearings.
There is no pounding and thudding
"I engines, nothing but a soft rush
of steam through the pipes, so thai
noise is suppressed, a valuable con
sideration in naval combats. The en
uin< room force is largely reduced.
Additional coal carrying capacity is
gained by the reduction of the weight
of the engines, and the center of grav
ity is lowered through the motors be
ing placed just above the keel. Now
that a practicable reversing device
has been found and installed in this
boat, the naval engineers are prepar
ed to press forward the completion of
their plans for the installation of the
new turbines on their engines.
The Turbina was built in England,
and was originally intended for coast
ing, but she crossed the Atlantic un
der her own steam and without stop
By Explosion of Kerosene.
New York.—Four persons probably
will die as the result of the explosion
in the apartment of Israel Rosenwig
in a tenement in Norfolk street. They
are Rosenwig, his wife, three year old
son and his three months' old baby.
The explosion and a small fire that
followed created a panic in the tene
Fire originating from sparks from
the smoke jacket of the pumphouse
engine destroyed the W. & C. R.
roundhouse, pumphouse. water tank,
toolhouse, tools and locomotive No. 1
at Hunt's junction, 50 miles west of
Walla Walla early Sunday morning.
otatoes, 2@2%clb; turninl C Ib; «»•*
bunch; lettuce^ 4©Bc tJ3PiJ?- 1?"^
4@sc lb;. cabbage, 4(B^ 1 ron !<«^
bers, s<§>Bc each; green ,' CUcun»
15c doz; radishe^tun^- l°»
3@6c lb; green peas S®^SSSM
beets, 3 bunches 10c- S nin" v : °«v
3c lb; watercress, 5c b un T 2H^
beans, B@loc , b fresh^' r >
bunches sc; mint, 5c bunch- W^ 1 *
B@l2c lb; parsnips, i DCh- tomato^
canteloups, s@io c each cSSr^^
10@15c bunch; wtermeloS '
each; summer squash, lO^ik @ 40c
crooked neck squash. 10®^ "Ch:
Fruits-Lemons, 25@30c do 2t"
Hes s@Bc lb; blackberSs^
10c box; raspberries, B@i oc ' Di !? ,
red curarnts, B@loc box; p^ 8 »°:
apricots 7@Bc lb; peaches. B »8cil: "
new apples, 4c lb; grapes 10c lb ■ '
Poultry— chickens ', "
chickens, 18c lb; hen, I?,^
roosters, 14@16<. lb; spring d D^ °W
@75c each; goslings, 20c lb; 60
chickens, 40@50c each. ' P ns
Eggs— laid eggs, 25@30c doz^
eastern eggs. 20@25c doz Z>
Dairy Products—Butter, best crp»m
cry. 25@30c lb; common creame ry t
@25c lb; best country, 20c lb CO m
mon country, 12%@15c lb: import^
Swiss cheese. 40c lb; American Swt«
cheese, 25c lb; cream brick cheese Jfi
@25c lb; New York cheese 20c'lb-
Wisconsin cheese, 15c lb. '
Flour—Eastern fancy patents im
@1.75 sack; local patents, luo'sack
standard, $1.20 sack; lowest, $l i 0 8 K-
Washington wheat, $email@example.com bbl'
buckwheat, 40@;;0c 10 lb sack.
Grain and Feed—Timothy, 85@90fr
<wt; alfalfa, 85@90c cwt; oats |145
cwt; corn, $1.50 cwt; chopped' corn"
$1.«0 cwt; bran, 90@95c cwt; bran ana'
shorts, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt; shorts, $1.25 cwt
wheat, $1.40 cwt; chopped barley, $13q.
cwt; oil meal, 2%c lb;' seed
oats, $1.50 cwt.
City hay market—Local timothy hat
$15; oat hay, $13@14; wheat hay, $15,
Wholesale Produce Prices.
New potatoes, $1.75 cwt.; summer
squash, $1 box; blackberries, $1.50@2
per crate; peaches, 50@80c box; to
matoes, $1.50 crate; sweet cherries,
60@75c box; sour cherries, 4c lb; apri-'
rots, 75@80c box; cucumbers, 75c box
of 20 lbs; cabbage, 2c pound.
Wholesale Feed Prices.
Bran, $17 ton; bran and shorts, fig
ton; oats, $1.35 cwt; wheat, $1.20 cwt;
chopped corn, $1.55 cwt; whole com,
$1.45 cwt; timothy hay, $16 ton; al
falfa hay, $13.
Prices Paid to Producers.
Vegetables and Fruits —Pea-s, 4c lb;
carrots and beets, 20c doz buncbes;
string beans. 5c lb.
Hay—Timothy, $15 ton; alfalfa, 15
ton; oats, $email@example.com cwt.
Poultry and Eggs—Chickens, roost
ers, 10c lb; hens, 12@13c live weight;
voting chickens, $firstname.lastname@example.org doz; turkeys,
dressed, 18@20c lb; geese and ducks,
12@14c lb; eggs, $5.50@6 oase.
Live Stock—Steers, $3 cwt; wethers,
$3 cwt; hogs, $email@example.com cwt; veal, $sfr
Creamery Products, f. o. b. Spokanfr
—First grade creamery butter fat, per
Spokane Interstate fair, October 3
Bozeman, Mont., Interstate fair, Au
gust 29. September 3.
Northwestern Washington Union
Veterans' association, Chewelak, Sep
Montana firemen's convention, Bil
lings, September 12.
Southern Oregon Agricultural soci
ety, Eugene, September 20-24.
Montana populist convention, Butte,
To Reclaim a Million Acres.
Reno, Nev.—A full corps of survey
ors and engineers in charge of L. H.
Taylor of the geological survey will
begin a thorough survey of the Hum
boldt river valley from Elko to Win
nemucca for the purpose of preparing
data for the irrigation of that im
mense territory, comprising in all ov
er 1.000.000 acres of the finest farm
land in the state.
R. G. Dun's Review of Trade says:
Trade has improved somewhat, cbieSy
because of better crop prospects and
the fact that last week's variations «
prices of steel products failed to de
moralize that industry. The indus
troal atmosphere is still deterred t
the labor controversies, however, and
it will be impossible to restore natk>n_
al prosperity until the proportion «
voluntary unemployed wage earners
greatly reduced. Prospects are col
sidered bright on the Pacific coast t*
cause of the high prices paid for far"
products. Foreign commerce at tn
port for the last week was unfavor
able, exports showing a loss of V-'
091.905, as compared with the Bam
week last year, while imports decl*£t
ed $3,267,773. Failures during »
week numbered 205 in the Unlt«
Portland. Ore— Shipping, WJ!
Walla, 77c; bluestem, 82c; valley.; ■»-
Tacoma, Wash.— Unchanged; »10
stem, 83c; club. 78c.