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Many Racing Dates For Iowa
Associations Fixed For Com
ing Season
Dates Assigned for Cedar Valley,
Northwestern Iowa, and Southeast­
ern Iowa
Ball Rules—Attel and Neil Meet To­
night—Iowa Beats Missouri.
a number
of the
Ing the past week. One of the most
The following are the dates for the
race meetings to be held in the towns
of the circuit: New Hampton, June
16-18 Decorah, June 23-25 Marion,
July 2-4 La Porte City, July 7-9
"Waverly, July 14-16 Osage, July 21
23 Albert Lea, Minn., July 28-30 and
Dows, Aug. 4-6.
Racing dates were assigned for the
Important charges in the rule gov
erning the forward pass were made
by the national foot ball rules com
mittee In New "York this week. The
new rule on the play of the forward '"other tongues were German
pass covers particularly the "illegal *h, and Hebrew he learned
touching of the ball. When illegally
the spot from which the pass was
made. According to the new rule, only
the man of the passer's side who llrst
legally touched the ball may there
.1 _ti. i,„„ u-™ thng in New Haven. Conn., and found
after- recover It until it has been
The committee considered the ques
tion of defensive tactics in connection
with the forward pass, and it was de
cided that while the forward pass is
in the air the players of the defensive
side may not use their hands or arms
on their opponents except to push
them out of the way to get at. the
ball. In order to eliminate holding
and tackling, lit Is provided that the
players of the side making the forward
pass, who are eligible to receive the
pasB, may use their hands and arms
Just the same way that players go
down under the kick. A new rule was
passed making the intermission be
tween the halves of the game fifteen
minutes. A delay of two minutes be
yond that time gives the ball to the
team on the field, which may then
place the ball on the thirty-yard line
of the offending eleven..
Both Sioux City and Des Moines and
perhaps other Iowa cities will be rep
resented 'by teams or doubles at the
annual tournament of the American
•Bowling association, which opens in
Cincinnati next Thursday. The en
tries that are in already indicate that
the list will greatly exceed last year's.
To date the entries number 357 five
men teams, 753 doubles and 1,452 sin
gles. A grand total of $23,705 has been
paid in entrance money. This gives
$20,835 available for prizes.
The featherweight fight tomorrow
night between Champion Abe Attel and
Frankie Neil at iSan Francisco, prom
ises 'to be a lively contest because of
bad blood between the men. Neil is
heavier and stronger than he has been
In previous fights, and tho Owen 'Mor
an whipped him, his followers declare
he can beat Attel by nishing liim and
mixing things.
The Northern league has abandoned
all idea of entering St. Paul and Min
neapolis on account of the delay ex
perienced in getting a definite reply
from the American association. Six
teams will comprise the reorganized
•Northern league. Brandon, Manitoba,
probably will be granted a franchise.
A meeting of those interested will be
•held in that city soon. Winnipeg.
DulU'th, Fa-rgo, Superior, and either
Orand Forks or Crookston will com
prise the rest of the circuit. Ted Sulli
van, the veteran base ball scout, will
get the Superior franchise.
Johnny Coulon of Chicago got the
decision over Kid .Murphy of New
York in a fast ten-round battle at Pe
oria last night. The little western ban
tam-weight rushed things all the time,
and his clever footwork and effective
blows earned him the verdict. He had
(his rival going at several stages.*
Z. t# employment in teaching Hebrew. He
touched by an opponent. If the for- ,. ,,
ward pass is legally touched and then
free and is then touched by another!
-player of the passer's side, the ball ^^V/nt to So.'
goes to the opponents at the point
-where touched.
it.'diversity of Iowa basket ball
team defeated tlie Missouri university
five at Iowa City last night, by a score
of 46 to 15.
Two Bullion Bricks Taken by Bandits
from Express Company, Found.
Omaha, Jan. 31.—Supt. Patterson of
the Pacific Express company returned
to Omaha from Kidney, Neil, bringing:
with hlin two large bricks of bullion,
believed to represent part of the loot
of a robbery of tho company's office in
Sidney, Neb., In March, 1S80.
The metal was found buried in the
debris of a saloon which burned two
weeks ago. The robbery was tho bold
est of its kind ever committed in the
west, and tho bullion which had been
received that day by stage from the
Associations—New Foot Black Hills was valued at $127,000. One
of the bricks was sold to the Penver
mint a year after the robbery. Sheriff
McCarthy, who then owned the saloon
which burned recently, was believed
to be the leader of the robber band,
but the express company was unable
t0 ob(ain llls
horse race meetings of Iowa for tho was later hanged by vigilantes. Mc
coming summer have been set by rac-' Carthy has been dead several years.
... ,Supt. Patterson is trying to establish
Jng circuits and fair associations dur-
Important of these, the Cedar Valley will liavo it assayed at once. Mr.
Circuit, reorganized and took in a
couple of new towns at its recent an
nual meeting in Waterloo. Both Osage
and Dows was admitted to member
ship. Mason City was dropped for the
year, but its membership will doubt
less toe resumed in 1909, as it expects
to have a track by that time.
county fair associations of the North- west, at Prairie du Chien. has just
western Iowa circuit, at a meeting held
at Cherokee. Rockwell City was gtv
«n the opening date of July 28-31. Fon
da follows with Aug. 4-7 and Alta
comes next with. Aug. 11-14. Sac City
was given the same dates as Alta, but
•this may later be changed, or not ac
cepted by the Sac county association.
Sheldon was given the dates Aug. 18-21
"and Rock Rapids Aug. 25-28. The fol
lowing uniform classes were adopted
bv the circuit: 2:30, 2:25. and 2:35
trotting and 2:17, 2:22 an£ 2:27 pac
ing. The purses will range from $300
to 1500 each.
At the' annual meeting of the South
eastern Iowa Fair Circuit, which was
held at Burlington, the date for hold
ing fairs were arranged as follows:
Burlington, Aug. 3-7 Mt. Pleasant.
Aug. 10-13 West Liberty and West
Point, Aug. 17-21 State fair, De^
Moines, Aug. 24-31 Columbus Junction
and Eldort, Sept. 1-4 Fairfield, Sept,
8-11 Wilton Junction and Winfield,
Sept. 15-18.
indictment. His brother
ident|flcatlon of the nietaI. He soy8
bullion value is Indefinite, but lie
Patterson said
"Some of the bricks which the ex
press company carried in the early
days were not worth more than S3.000,
as gold was not refined in the lilack
Hills in 1880. afc it is today. If the
bricks are found to contain nild which
has been refined, on the average, they
probably are worth $6,000 each. do
not feel I could uss on their value and
sent them at once to St. Louis.
Oddity in the News
Played Cards Whild Barn Burned.
Milwaukee.—News of the deith of
Charles Hufschmidt, one of the most
famous hotel landlords in the north-
been received by railroad men in this
city. Mr. Hufschmidt was 87 years
For over thirty years .he conducted
the old Dousnmn house, and his fame
as mine host spread -over the country.
Hospitality and table service alike con
tributed to this.
Once when he was playing a game
of "schmer" with some railroad men.
in came Charley, a hired man, and
stuttered that the barn of the- hotel
wa.s .burning.
"The cows out?" asked Hufschmidt.
"The horses out?"
"Veil, gentlemen, I bid two," said
the landlord, and tho game was fin
Mr. Hufschmidt was reared near
Lansing, Iowa, and leaves a son. His
wife died several years ago.
Umbrella Mender Learned.
Boston, Mass.—'Paul Mandeil, um
brella mender and savant, died at the
Massachusetts 'General hospital.
He was born at Wiecksclinja, Rus
sia. thirty-seven years ago, of Cferman
Jewish parents, who managed to give
him a high school education at Riga.
H,'f'"nlta G'
touched the sid.3 making the illegal!^ Polish, and while still in school
play loses the ball to its opponents on
*ot «ome acquaintance
fdg« of Latin,
trench and Lnglish. At th
of 20 he had read widely and knew the
literatures of these languages as well.
He then came to America, first set-
drew books continuallv from the pub-
lie library, adding Italian and Spanish
He went to Somersworth, N. H„ ten
years ago and took up the occupation
of umbrella mending, which left him
free, after earning a dollar, to turn to
•his belovpd books.
He had collected a notable library,
often going without dinner or having
a cup of tea and a crust of bread for
supper that he might win a. few cents
towards the purchase of some coveted
During the last two years he stud
ied Arabic and modern Greek, and,
realizing that his education was one
sided, took up shorthand. In his rounds
among the Canadian families he ac
quired and studied 'their dialect.
Monkey Has Joyous Day.
Cincinnati, O.—Free in a bird and
live fish store, with no interfering
human beings around, a white faced
ring tailed monkey joyously squeezed
and twisted the life out of erstwhile
fellow prisoners. The shop, when he
finished, had the look of the path left
by a Kansas cyclone.
The first, hunting ground was a cage
of Imported canaries. Five of them
he deftly beheaded, and the other bird
was frightened to death.
Then the monkey became a fisher In
various aquariums. Goldfish were his
catch. Seeing nothing else living, he
smashed up several of the aquariums
and allowed the water .to run all over
the store.
Ghosts Talk to Living.
London.—Departed spirits of the
earthly dead are constantly sending
messages to friends in the flesh. This
is the deliberate and publicly expressed
opinion of no less an authority than
Sir Oliver Joseph Locige, the eminent
Biitisli scientist, who addressed tiu
t. -nd.-n I sychical Researcli socir.y
toe! iv
Based on experience of his own, he
said he placed positive credence in the
society's claim that it had received
spirit messages from the late Edmund
Gurney, Richard Hodgson and Fred
erick Myers, the messages being re
ceived thru the medium of Mines. Pi
per and Verrall.
Treasure Trove in His Orchard.
New London, Wis.—Louis Hoffman,
a farmer, has discovered treasure—
about $30,000 in money—buried under
a tree in his orchard.
Hoffman is jealously guarding all
details of his find in order to locate
the owner of the treasure. Already a
host of claimants have appeared.
Where the money came from is a
mystery, altho a clue has been ob
tained. Some time ago a stranger,
giving his name as Tarry Palmer, of
Chicago, obtained work on the Hoff
man farm. While staying there he is
said to have displayed a huge roll of
Not long afterward Palmer disap
peared and nothing more was heard of
him until a story came from Chicago
of his arrest on a charge of robbery.
WluU in jail he commuted suicide.
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Williiiui ke»t,oreiik'ii£o, Deeds
Jft'ihvooil Canyon, California,
to United States
Natural Forest of Redwood* Will Be
Named Muir Woods, After the Noted
Naturalist—Superb Pleasure Ground
For Tourist#—The Big Trees Not Cut
One of the most public spirited gifts
ever made to the United States govern
ment has come from Williau. Kent of
Chicago, who has just deeded to the
United States 295 acres of primeval
redwood forest on the southern slope
of Mount Tanialpnls, about six miles
from the city of San Francisco, says a
Washington dispatch. The land was
deeded to the government with the ap
proval of Forester Gifford Tint-hot.
chief of the United States forest serv
ice. The papers have now gone to the
secretary of the Interior, and a procla
mation declaring the canyon a national
monument will be signed at an early
This means that more of California'*
redwood giants will be saved for the
scientific study and pleasure of the
whole country—In fact, the whole
world—for the great sequoias are only
found In the Golden State. Tbls grove
given to the government by Mr. Kent
Is one of the ouly tracts of redwood
forests to be found In their natural state
in California today. The land Is said
to have cost Mr. Kent "$17.000 some
years ago, but its stand of redwood tim
ber alone is now valued at luore than
$150,000 on the market.
The canyons of Tamalpals, which
drain into San Francisco bay. were cut
clean years ago. and the redwood ob
tained from them went Into the con
structiou of the old San Francisco.
The giants on the tract to be known as
"Mulr woods" escaped the ax. however,
chiefly because the outlet is on the
ocean side instead of the bay side and
also because the various owners of the
land have for sentimental reasons Jeal
ously guarded the timber from harm or
destruction. Modern methods of log
ging would make short work of the tim
ber and would, besides, put a handsome
profit In the hands of the owners.
It is the Intention to name the na
tional monument Muir woods, after
John Muir, the noted naturalist. The
giants of Redwood canyon will now be
given permanent protection by virtue
of the act of June 8, 1906, which pro
vides that objects of scientific Interest
may be declared national monuments
if such action Is deemed necessary for
their preservation and protection. This
295 acre tract will be a pleasure ground
as well as a place for scientific study
for the people practically of the whole
of California, for within a radius of
fifty-two miles on the canyon two
thirds of the population of the entire
state are centered.
The chief reason for the permanent
protection of the land by the govern
ment is that there is no other redwood
grove in the whole world more accessi
ble to so many people. The canyon is
in absolutely primeval condition, no1
so much as scratched by the hands of
man. It lies within an hour's ride of
San Francisco, at the very doors of
hundreds of thousands of people.
So long as the land Remains in pri
vate ownership there is always danger
that the trees will he attacked, and
Mr. Kent feared this, but ns a national
monument they will be safe for all
time. There are, of course, many finei
stands of redwood in California, buf
there are no typical groves owned by
the United States, nor are there any
which might be acquired by the gov
ernment except at great expense.
Originally this land was part of th*
old, Spanish grant, Rancho Sausalito
The largest redwoods are eighteen feel
In diameter at the butt and will ap
proach 300 feet in height, rising with
perfectly straight and clean stems. As
none of the big trees have been c«1
their age is. of course, somewhat prob
lematlcal, but it Is safe to say that the
veterans have stood from a thousand
to fifteen hundred years.
The total stand of redwood, roughly
estimated, is about 30,000,000 feet
with some 5,000,000 feet of fir and ii
very considerable amount of tanbark
oak. The redwood alone, at a fair va!
uation, has a market value of $150,00f
as it stands. Except for a narrow
strip of brush along the east border
and a fringe along the southwest line
the whole canyon Is covered with
dense forest growth. The stand Is
heaviest along the creek and on tbi
lower slopes becoming poorer above
Redwood is the dominating tree, tow
ering high above everything else ant!
forming fully three-fourths of the
Douglas fir is next in im­
portance, and scattered over the entire
tract are all the various hard woods
common to the region, chief among
which are the numerous oaks, ma
drone, alder, maple and mountain lau
rel, ail of which form a kind of dwarf
underwood to the lofty redwood and
fir. The redwood occurs both in bijr
and small groups and by single tree?
while the other species are sprinkled
The destruction of redwood by lum
bering has been so rapid in the last
decade that it is now only a question
of years when the original growth will
have wholly disappeared. Its extraor
dinary scientific and educational value,
along wtth the fact that it is a plefcs
ure ground for all of the people win
live in or visit tills part of California
makes the wood an Ideal national mon
A Losing Transaction.
(Louisville Courier-Journal.)
"Yes," admitted the nurse. "I mar
ried one of my steady patients."
"So romantic."
"Romantic, but foolish. Formerly I
got good wages. Now I nurse him for
my board." ._
if.' ry.'i
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In his first letter to her from Shot
over he had spoken casually of a Miss
Landis. It seemed the name was fa
miliar enough to his mother, who ask
ed about her, and he had replied in
another letter or two, a trifle em
phatic in his praise of her, because
from his mother's letters it was quite
evident that she knew a good deal con
cerning the very unconventional af
fairs of Sylvia's family.
Of his swift and somewhat equivo
cal courtship he bad had nothing to
say In his letters. In fact, recently he
had nothing to say about Sylvia at all,
reserving that vital confidence for the
clear sympathy and understanding
which he looked forward to when he
should see her and which, through
dark days and bitter aftermaths,
through struggle and defeat by his
master vice, had never failed him yet,
never faltered for an Instant.
So he brought his letter to a close
with a tender and uneasy Inquiry
concerning her health, which, she had
Intimated, was not exactly satisfacto
ry, and for that reason she had open
ed the house in town in ordor to be
near Dr. Grisby, their family doctor.
Sealing and directing the letter, be
looked up to see Sylvia standing at his
elbow. She dropped a light hand on
his shoulder for a second, barely
touching him-a fugitive caress, deli
cate as the smile hovering on her lips,
as the shy tenderness in her eyes.
"More letters to your sweetheart?"
she asked, abandoning her band to
"One more, the last before I see her.
I wish you could see her, Sylvia."
"I wish so, too," she answered sim
ply, seating herself on the arm of his
chair as though it were a sidesaddle.
"Would she care for me, do you
thiuk?" asked the girl in a low voice.
"I think so, for your real self."
"I know. She could only feel con
tempt for me as I am."
"She is old fashioned," he said rev
"That means all .that is best In a wo
man—the old fashion of truth and
faith, the old fashion of honor and
faith in honor, the old, old fashion of
love. All that is best, Stephen all that
is worth the love of a man. Some day
somebody will revive those fashions."
"Will you?"
"Dear, they would not become me,"
she said, the tenderness in her eyes
deepening a little, and she touched his
head lightly in humorous caress.
"What shall we do with the waning
daylight?" she asked. "It Is my last
day with you. I told Howard it was
my last day with you and I did not
care to be disturbed."
"You probably didn't say It that
way," he commented, amused.
"I did."
"How much of that sort of thing is
he prepared to stand?" asked Siward
"How much? I don't know. I don't
believe he cares. It is my uncle, Ma
jor Bel wether, who is making things
unpleasant for me. I had to tell How
ard, you know."
"What!" exclaimed Siward incredu
"Certainly. Do you think my con
duct has passed without protest?"
"You told Quarrier!" he repeated.
"Did you imagiue I could do other
wise?" she asked coolly. "I have that
much decency left. Certainly I told
him. Do you suppose that after what
we did, what I admitted to you, that
I could miet him as usual? Do you
think I am afraid of him?"
"I thought you were afraid of losing
him," muttered Siward.
"I was dreadfully. And the morning
after you and I had been imprudent
enough to sit up until nearly daylight
and do what we did I made him take a
long walk with me, and I told him plain
ly that I cared for you, that I was too
selfish and cowardly to marry you, and
that if Hfe couldn't endure the news he
was at liberty to terminate the engage
ment without notice."
"What did lua say?" stammered Si
"I wa3 informed, that he held me
strictly and precisely to my promise
that he would never release me volun
tarily, though I was, of course, at lib
erty to do what I chose. My poor
friend, he caves no more for love thap
do I! I happen to be the one woman
in New York whom he considers abso
lutely suitable for him—by race, by
breeding, by virtue of appearance and
presence eminently fitted to complete
the material portion of his fortune and
Her voice had hardened as she spoke.
Now it rang a little at the end, and she
laughed unpleasantly.
"It appears that I was a little truer
myself Hum you ii.ive uie credit for
?imc^fcpMiaui lUarshalltfloimi 'tora, rtbxmxg
The Fighting
Copyright, 1000, by the Curtis Publishing Company.
Copyright. 1906, by Robert W. C-iiambers.
Si ward turned and continued his
writing. And when the little sheaf of
checks was ready he counted them,
laid them aside and, drawing a flat
packet of fresh bank notes from his
portfolio, counted out the tips expect
ed of him below stairs. These arrang
ed for, he straightened up and glanced
over his shoulder at Sylvia, but she
was apparent!}' absorbed in counting
something on tlie ends of her fingers,
so he turned smilingly to his desk and
wrote a long letter to his mother—the
same tender, affectionately boyish let
ter he had always written her, full of
confidences, full of humor, gayly antic
ipating his own return to her on the
heels of the letter.
.. By...
—a little truer to you, a little less
treacherous, less shameless, than you
must have thought me. But I have
gone to my limit of decency, and were
1 ten times more in love with you than
I am I could not put away the posi
tion and power offered uie. but I will
not lie for It nor betray for It."
She dropied one arm on the back of
his chair and rested her chin on It.
staring at space across Ills shoulders.
"That's how it had to be, you see.
when I found that I cared for you.
There wus nothing to do but to tell
him. lie trusts me enough to marry
me. He will bo safe enough as far as
my personal conduct is concerned." she
added naively. "It seems that I am
capable of love, but I am incapable of
its degradation."
Siward, loaning heavily forward over
his desk, rested his head in both hands,
and siie stooped from her perch on the
arm of the chair, pressing her hot
cheeks against Ills hauds—a moment
only then, slipping to her feet, she
curled up iu a lice
at armchair by the
fire, head tipped back, blue gaze con
centrated on him.
"The thing for you to do," she said,
"is to ambush me some night and
throw me Into a hansom and drive us
both to the parson's. I'd hate you for
It as much as I'd love you, but I'd
make you an interesting wife."
"I may do that yet," he said, lifting
his head from his hands.
"You've a year to do It in," she ob
served. "By the way, you're to take me
In to dinner, as you did the first night.
Do you remember? I asked Grace Fer
rali then. I asked her again today,
lleigho! It was years ago, wasn't It,
that I drove up to the station aud saw
a very attractive aud perplexed young
man looking anxiously about for some
body to take him to Shotover? Ahem!
The notorious Mr. Siward! Dear, I
didn't mean to hurt you! You know
it, silly! Mayn't I have my little Joke
about your badness—your redoubtable
badness of reputation? There! You
had just better smile. How dare you
frighten me by making me think I had
hurt you? Besides, you are probably
She watched him closely for a mo
mentor two, then, "Are you unrepent
"About what?"
"About your general wickedness—
about"—she hesitates!—^"about that girl,
for example."
"What girl?" he asked coldly.
"That reminds me that you have
told me absolutely nothing about her."
"There is nothing to tell," he said
in a tone so utterly new to her in its
finality that Bhe sat up as though lis
tening to an unkuown voice.
Tone and words so completely ex
cluded her from the new intimacy into
which she had imperceptibly drifted
that both suddenly developed a sig
nificance froyn sheer contrast Who
was the girl, then, of whom he had
absolutely nothing to say? What was
she to him? What could she be to
him—an actress, a woman of com
mon antecedents? She felt a little Irri
tated, a little humiliated, a little hurt,
and took refuge In a silence that be
did not offer to break.
Early twilight had fallen in the
room. The firelight grew redder.
"Sylvia," he said abruptly, reverting
to the old, light tone hinting of the
laughter in his eyes which she could
no longer see, "stippose, as you sug
gested, I did ambush you—say after
the opera—seize you under the very
nose of your escort and make madly
for a hansom?"
"I know of no other way," she said
"Would you resist physically?"
"Yes, I would. If I were going to
surrender at once I might as well go
off to church with you now."
"Wenniston" church!" he said prompt
ly. "I'll order the motor."
She laughed, lazily Settling herself
more snugly by the fire. "Suppose it
were our fire?" she smiled. "There
would be a dog lying across that rug.
and a comfortable Angora tabby doz
ing by the fender, and—you. cross
legged, at my feet, with that fascinat
ing head of yours tipped back against
my knees."
The laughter in her voice died out,
and he had risen, saying unsteadily:
"Don't! I—I can't stand that sort of
thing, you know."
She had mnde a mistake too. She
llso had suddenly become aware of hei
own limits in the same direction.
"Forgive me, dear! I meant no
"I know. After awhile a man finds
laughter difficult."
"I was not laughing at—anything. I
was only pretending to be happy."
"Your happiness is before you," he
Bald sullenly.
"My future, you mean. You know I
am exchanging one for the other. And
Borne day you will awake to the in
famy of it. You will comprehend the
depravity of the monstrous trade I
made. And then and then" she
passed oue slim hand over her face
"then you will shake yourself free
from this dream of uie: then, awake,
my punishment at your hands will be
gin. Dear, no man in his right senses
can continue to love a girl such as I
After a long silence, "Do you think
before the year is out that you might
be granted enough courage?" he asked.
"No. I shall not even pray for it. I
want what is offered me. He might
have stopped me. He did not. And
now what is there on earth to halt
me? Love cannot. Common decency
and courage cannot. Fear of your un
happijiess £iid inifip jjaflAQk -lV9i .®¥*8
Grace Ferrall cume into the room
and found Ji duel of silence in prog
ress under the dull fire glow tinting
the celling.
"Another quarrel," she commented,
turning on the current of the drop
light above the desk from which Si
ward bad risen at her entrance. "You
quarrel enough to marry. Why don't
"I wish we could," said Sylvia sim
Grace laughed. "What a little fool
you are!" she said tenderly, seating
herself In Slward's chair and dropping
one hand over his where it rested on
the arm. "Stephen, can't you make
her—a big. strong fellow like you? Oh,
vell on your heads be It! My con
science is now clear for the first time,
and I'll never meddle again." She
gave Siward's hand a perfunctor^ pat
and released him with a discreetly sti
fled yawn. "I'm disgracefully sleepy.
The wind blew like fury along the
coast. Sylvia, have you had a good
time at Shotover—the time of your
Sylvia raised her eyes and encoun
tered Si ward's.
"I certainly have," she said faintly.
The dinner was very gay. The cere
mony of christening the Shotover cup,
which Quarrler had won, proceeded
with presentation speech and a speech
of acceptance faultlessly common
place, during which Quarrler wore his
smile—which was the only humorous
thing he contributed.
The cup was full. Siward eyed
Later the Irony of it Btruck him so
grimly that he laughed, and Sylvia,
beside him, looked up, dismayed to see
the gray change in bis face.
Later at cards the aromatic odor of
Alderdene's decanter roused him to
fierce desire, but he fought it down un
til only the deadened, tearing ache re
mained to shake and loosen every
nerve. And when Ferrall, finishing
his usual batch of business letters, ar
rived to cut in if needed Siward drop
ped his cards, with a shudder, and
rose so utterly unnerved that Captain
Voucher, noticing his drawn face, ask
ed him if be were not ill.
He was leaving on an earlier train
than the others, having decided to pass
through Boston and Deptford, at which
latter place be meant to leave Saga
more for the winter in care of the
manager of his mother's farm, so he
took a quiet leave of those to whom
the civility might pot prove an Inter
ruption. In the big hall he passed
Marlon and stopped to take his leave.
No, he would do no hunting this sea
son either at Carysford or with the
two trial packs at Eastwood. Possibly
at Warrenton later, but probably not.
Business threatened to detain him in
town more or less.
And that was all, unless he disturbed
Sylvia, seated at cards with Quarrler
and Major Belwether and Leila Mor
timer and very Intent on the dummy,
very still and a trifle pallid with the
pallor of concentration.
So that was all, then.
Ascending the stairs, a servant hand
ed him a letter bearing the crest of the
Lenox club. lie pocketed it unopened
and continued his way.
In the darkness of his own room be
sat down, the devil's own clutch on his
ehrlnking nerves, a deathly desire tear
ing at his very vitals and every vein a
tiny trail of fire run riot. Ht had been
too long without it, too long tol endure
the craving aroused' by that gay draft
from Quarrier's loving cup.
The awakened fury of his desire ap
palled him, and for awhile that occu
pied him, enabling him to endure. But
fear and dismay soon passed in the
purely physical distress. He walked
the floor, haggard, the sweat starting
on his face he lay with clinched
hands stiffened out across the bed,
deafened by the riotous clamor of his
pulses, conscious that he was holding
out, unconscious how long he could
hold out
He turned on the light later to look
for his pipe, and lie caught a glimpse
of himself in the mirror. It was a
6ick man who stared back at him out
of hollow eyes, and the physical revul
sion shocked him into something re
sembling self command.
"D ycu!" he said fiercely, set
ting his teeth and staring back at his
reflected face. "I'll kill you yet be
fore I've finished with you!"
Then he filled his pipe and, opening
his bedroom window, sat down, rest
ing his arm on the sill. A splendid
moon silvered the sea. Through the
intense stillness he heard the surf,
magnificently dissonant among the
reefs, and he listened, fascinated,
loathing the tides as he feared and
loathed the Inexorable tides that surg
ed and ebbed with his accursed desire.
Once he said to himself weakly, for
he was deadly tired. "What am I
making the fight for anyway?" And,
"Who are you making the fight for?"
echoed his heavy pulses.
Jle Jaat^ asked .that uue&tioa. aud rg-
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the certitude of your contempt some
day is powerless to halt me now. I
could not love—I am utterly incapable
of loving—you enough to balance the
sacrifice. And that Is final."
perplexed, deadly afraid, yet seeing no
avenue of escape from what must ap
pear a public exhibition of contempt
for Quarrler if he refused to taste its
contents. That meant a bad night for
him. Yet he shrank more from the
certain misinterpretation of a refusal
to drink from the huge loving cup.
with its heavy wreath of scented or
chids, now already on its way toward
him, than be feared the waking strug
gle so sure to follow.
Marion received the cup, lifted it in
both hands and said distinctly, "id
hunting!" as she drank to Qt: r.
Her brother Gordon took it and uiank
entirely too much. Then Sylvia lifted
it, her white hands half burled among
the orchids. "To you!", she murmured
for Slward's ear alone, then drank
gayly, mlschlovo.usly, "To the best shot
at Shotover!" And Siward took the
cup. "I salute victory," he said, smil
ing. "always and everywhere. To him
who takes the fighting chance and
wins out! To the best man! Health!"
And he drank as a gentleman drinks,
with a gay bow to Quarrler and with
death in his heart.
"7 *Y$£
cetved tBaf answer Before. After all,
It had been for his mother's sake
aione. And now—and now? Ills
heart beat out another answer, and
before his eyes two other eyes seemed
to open, fearlessly, sweetly, divinely
tender. But they
were no longer
his mother's
grave gray eyes.
After the sec
ond pipe he re
membered bis
letter. It gave
him something
to do, so he
opened It and
tried to read It,
but for a long
while, iu bis
confused physic
al aud mental
Little by Uttle he began
condition, he
comprehend its
could make no
sense of It.
Little by little he began to compre
hend its pijrport—that his resignation
was regretfully requested by the gov
ernors of the Lenox club for reasons
The shock of the thing came to him
after awhile like a distant, dull report
long after the flash of the explosion.
Well, the affair, bad enough at first,
was turning worse, that was all. How
much of that sort of discredit could a
man stand and keep his balance? And
what would bis mother say7
Confused from his own physical suf
fering, the blow had fallen with a
deadened force on nerves already
numbed, but his half stupefied acqui
escence had suddenly become a palu
recoil when he remembered where
the brunt of the diBgrace would fall,
where the center of
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Forest Service Is Engaged.
That Uncle Sam believes thoroughly
conservative management
timber lands is shown by the fact th:
he is practicing forestry on lands othr
than' those contained in the nation
forests in the west
Besides co-operating with prlva'
owners of woodland in assisting the!
to apply conservative management an
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forest conditions, the United State
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reservations which so far have been
examined and reported upon are those
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N. M. the Rock Island aresnal in Illi
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Jersey. At West Point the forest con
sists of second growth hard woods and
for some time has in part supplied the
post with cord wood, lumber, hurdle
poles, tanbark and other forest prod
ucts. The forest service made a work
ing plan for this forest in 1903, and
since then cutting has been along con
servative lines with a view of per
petuating the forest and at the same
time supplying the post with a definite
amonnt of wood each year. Similar
plans are in preparation for the for
ests of Rock Island aud Picatinny
By far the largest piece of co-opera
tive work In which the service is now
engaged is that at Fort Wingate, N.
M., where, under the supervision of
forest officers, the war department is
selling 25,000,000 feet of western yel
low pine. This timber lies in the south
east corner of a reservation of 130
square miles, Is Inaccessible to the post
and was consequently offered for sale.
The top market price is being obtained
for it, and it Is being cut under a rigid
contract according to forestry princi
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der sixteen inches in diameter can be
cut except those which are dead or de
fective and those whose removal will
benefit the forest, and no tree can be
cut unless marked by a forest officer.
Two trees sixteen Inches or over in
diameter are left per acre when need
ed for seed, stumps must not exceed
eighteen inches in height, and all mer
chantabie timber, both standing and
down, as indicated by the forest offi
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Intentional cutting of unmarked trees
are penalized by a stumpage charge
of double the contract price.
All brush is being piled and burned,
and thus the danger of fire is consid
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ed last summer, and it is expect
ed to continue through a period of
five years, with a cut of 5,000,000 feet
a year. Already about 7,000,000 feet
have been marked for cutting by a for
est officer. The sale is progressing
without friction between buyer and
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ly unnerved, he stood staring at the
letter, beginning to realize what It
would diean to his mother. A passion
of remorse and resentment swept him.
She must be spared that! There must
be some way, some punishment for his
offense, that could not strike her
through him. It was wicked,
contemptible, insane, to strike her.
What were the governors of the Lenox
about, a lot of sniveling hypocrites,
pandering to the horrified snobbery at
the Patroons? Who were they, any
way, to Slsclpline him? Scarce one
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clubs was qualified to sit in judgment
on a Siward!
But that tempest of passion and mor
tification passed, too, leaving him
standing there dumb, desperate, star
ing at the le*-fer crushed in his shaking
(To Be Continued.)
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