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Asking For
How She Tested Their
Harold Spencer, clerk in the clothing
store of Simon Krietzman. delicately
brushed a grain of dust from his pale
mauve coat sleeve and glauced nerv
ously at Ellen Duganq.
“Nellie’*— he began softly.
“Ellen!” corrected Miss Dugane loft
“But Steve Morris calls you Nellie."
protested Harold indignantly.
“is your name Steve Morris?” de
manded Ellen.
"Of course it isn't. Well, if you will,
treat a fellow that way when he’* I
asking you to marry him’’—
"Is that what you’re trying to do?”
interrupted Ellen Dugane, with mis
chievous eyes.
“Of course it is." responded the tor
mented Harold, mopping his brow
with a snowy handkerchief, yet vague
ly relieved that the phrasing of the
momentous question was not now nec
essary. “Will you?”
“Will I?” mused Ellen Dugane.
pressing a slender forefinger against
her white forehead where her dark
curling hair grew low over straight J
Mack brows and blue Irish eyes, j
"Why should I marry you. Harold?"
“Because I love you. Ellen Isn't
- that enough?" he asked boldly.
“It might l»e enough for you. but it’s >
not enough for me," decided Ellen.
Harold's long, pale face lengthened
with disappointment. “But"— he be
gan when Ellen faced him with a
queer light In her eyes.
“You've met my father, haven’t
you?" she demanded.
“Yes." wavered .Harold.
“Well, you go and ask father if yon
can marry me If he says 'Yes’ I'll
do it " Ellen resumed the slow rock
ing of her chair.
“I —I don’t know him." protested 1
Harold—“tliat is. not very well I've
met him only once."
"When was that?"
“In the hall one evening last week.
H** was coming In just as I was going
out. He seemed to he put out about
something.’' Harold's tone was remi
niscent of past unpleasantness.
Ellen giggled. "1 thought it was
some one else who was put out!" she
cried significantly. “There, you needn't '
he minding my jokes. Harold. Only I
was saying you’ve met pa—you go and
ask him if you can marry me, and if
he says ‘Yes' I'll do it."
“I’m not afraid of Mr Dugane." an
nounced Harold with all the bravado
he could summon to down the grim
recollection of the great brawny black
smith whom he had met in the little
front hall one evening.
Ellen looked a little anxious ns she
watched her suitor striding briskly
'down i lie street toward the edge of the
Village, where her father’s smithy stood ;
beside the road, convenient to the lie
cesslties of the farmers as they went
to and fro.
“I wonder—I wonder if Harold will i
dare to go and talk to pa,” mused Ellen i
doubtfully ns Harold’s dapper little |
form disappeared from her view. “If j
he does"— Her fair face paled as she
thought of the result either way.
That was on a Saturday afternoon,
and fur Harold Spencer it had happen
ed to l»<* a half holiday from the store.
It was also n half holiday for Steve
Morris, a young ninrket gardener, who
had also been paying court to Ellen
Dugane. Now lie drove up to Ellen's
door in a shiny top buggy drawn by a
glistening black mare named Nellie.
A few minutes laterEllen and Steve
were driving toward the mountain
road. Ellen with a deep flush on her
cheeks that had not been there before.
Steve was a /handsome, black haired,
black eyed young man with a strong
chin and a resolute mouth tlint was
very' tender now as lie looked down at
the face of the girl beside him.
"Nellie." lie half whispered—“Nellie,
look at me!"
But Ellen’s fair, rosy face was turn
ed away toward the distant hills.
"Do you mane you don’t want to?”
he Insisted.
"1 don't mind looking at you. Steve,
only—only 1 have to la; fair to every
body." said Ellen in a distressed tone.
All the coquetry was gene, and she
was only a girl being wooed by the
man she loved. In the instant she had
understood what Steve Morris meant
to ask her that afternoon she realized
that in fairness to Harold Spencer. .
Whom she had sent on a hopeless
iest to her fattier, she must withhold
nswer to Stove until Harold had
d his valor. She wished she had
mi so sure of the slim youth's
,iv” to be fair to everybody,
darlln*? What do you mane?" Steve’s
arm was stealing around Ellen's slim
"I’ll marry yon if father says‘Yes '”
breathed Ellen quickly. “You go and
ask father, and if he says ‘Yea’ I’ll
marry you."
“The divtl you will!” quoth the aa
nlshed and indignant Mr Morris,
hdrawlng Ids arm “I’m not ask- j
our pa If I can marry you. I'm
’ you. Nellie, ilarlln' If you love
ell enough the little house ts
>r you. and I II send old Aunt
(Nicking hack to her husband
rou'll sav the blessed wurrd. i
ve dreams of a < ity that
-y requiremetn and o^ri
n be made the ' et*\
fith a unity of effort. .
Comp, now! Tourin' your pa out and
out inissin' his company at all. at all,
mold you lie happy with me?"
"Yes. But. Steve, you're got to ask
dm anyway, and if lie says ’Yes' I'll
'i.irry you right away." related Kl
•i almost tearfully. She was so tired
f reiterating this parrot-like sentence.
"I'll Is- handicap|K*d with his dislike
f^r my father.” said Steve gloomily.
“There was the old quarrel in County
Antrim that made them as quarrel
some as flogs with sore heads. Your
father'll lie throwing a sledgehammer
it my head. I'm thinking.”
"It will only prove how brave you
are. Steve, if you ask him in spite of
everything,*" urged Kllen.
“Oh. I'm not afraid of him." Imasted
Steve as he skillfully turned the buggy
around on the narrow road. “Tv
prove it I'm going right back and
him this very minit.” i
"Where will von leave ine. Steves
quavered Kllen. a vision of her angry
father arising liefore her mental vi
"You can wait rinse by In the buggy
here, ready to 'receive his blessing, for
I'll gel it if I have to knock him down
and sit on his chist till ho gives it!”
declared Steve valiantly. But they
were lioth very quiet as they drove
back toward the village. The roof of
the smithy came into view all too soon,
ami the little building seemed to as
sume alarming proportions as they
drew nearer. Steve turned the horse
Into a narrow wood road that ran
parallel with the highway, a few trees
separating the two thoroughfares.
From this wood road Kllen might
watch all flint transpired at the smithy,,
which stood with an open front to the
"Wish me good luck. Nellie." whis
pered Steve as lie took a kiss from her
trembling lips.
It ImpfieYied Hint Harold Spen
cer had lagged on his errand of love
until the same moment that marked
Ids arrival at the smithy of Ellen's:
father also witnessed the approach of
Steve Morris, a sudden flame of jenl-'
ousy scorched Harold into Instant ne-j
tlon. He dashed breathlessly up to the
giant blacksmith who paused In his
forging pf redliot iron to stare curious
ly at him, half expectant of some ill
news Fr‘om the corner of his keen
eyes Michael Dugane also saw the
more leisurely approach of Steve Morris
and all at once lie understood the sit
uni ion.
"flood afternoon. Mr. Dugane." shout
c.l Harold shrilly above the creak of
the bellows and the ring of iron.
"Well?" roared Michael fiercely.!
“Who calls me Du gane? Ol'm plain
Dugan, no less' and no more! What
do ye he wantin'?"
“I want to—I want to"— Harold
thrust nervous fingers inside his col
lar and eased Ids constricted throat.
“Kllen told me to ask you."
Steve Morris, standing near, heard
and paled to the lips He understood
now what Kllen had meant by a "fair
show." Did she care so little for him
that she let her father decide whom
she should marry or was it that she
was trying the mettle of the two suit-1
ors? Old Michael Dugane was known j
ns an Irritable, hot brained Irishman. !
whose sense of humor cropped out In !
the most unexpected places and who!
loved to torment the unwary by tnnni-!
festations of ferocity. At heart lie
was warm hearted enough and devot
edly fond of pretty Kllen. the eldest of i
five girls
Now Michael tossed his sledge to
the earth packed floor and rolled his
grimy sleeves higher above his brawny
arms, lie wagged his gray hoard omi
nously as he walked around the anvil
and stood over the dapper form of
Harold Spencer
"Kllen told you to ask me—what?"
he bellowed.
Under the concussion of that voice
Harold Spencer almost swayed where
he stood. He had a fleeting mental
vision of Ellen Dugane. the desirable;
then flic gigantic form of her parent
blotted out the hope of Ellen forever.
Michael as a father-in-law was impos
sible. Angry rage took possession of
Harold, and he shook his white fingers
fairly in the face of the astonished
"Elien told me she’d marry me if
you'd say 'Yes.' but I decline the honor!
of being your son-in-law. Mr Dugane. !
You're not the kind of father-in-law |
I wantT And so. like a small, spitting,
spiteful kitten. Harold Spencer turned
his back upon the ferocious form of
the blacksmith and marched out of the
smithy and straight buck to Krietz
rnnn's clothing store
Michael Dugane looked amazedly aft
er the little strutting form of the clerk.
Then he lifted one black, hairy fist and
shook it "The little divil. the little
dlvil!" he muttered slowly, while a I
humorous smile trickled around his
bearded lips
In this humor Steve Morris approach
ed him. white faced and resolute
"Hood afternoon. Mr Dugane." he
said sinipl*. "You know who I am
and who my father was. and you know
It ain't right to harbor a grudge against
me for some little go»nl for nothing
quarrel you had with uij father. I've
come to sav that Nellie and me love
each other and I'm going to marry her.
If you've got any objections we ll tight
it out now!" And Michael's prospec
tive son-in-law tossed aside his coat
and hat and faced the elder man.
"Whist! <»« easy now." warned Mi
chael Dugane. holding out his hand to
Steve. "Ye're the very one I’d pickl'd
out for me Nellie!" And Steve never
knew whether this was surrender to
the inevitable or an outcropping of Mi
rhsePs concealed sense of humor
A little later Steve went back to the
"Nellie." he said decisively. “I told 1
your pa that you loved me. Is it
"Of course." whispered the thankful
The d.\wn of a great tomorrow is |
ing. Texas-work together and
benefits of co-operation. i
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Fiery Ordeal That Follows a Kiss
From a Puff Adder, i ,
Dramatic Experience of a Man Wha
Received the Venom Ladon Caraaa
and Yot, In Spit# of tho Doctor’s
Verdict, Lived to Toll tho Tala.
Not many men are alive to tell what
It is like to be bitten by a puff adder,
one of the most venomous of snakes.
In South Africa, where it is found, ita
bite is believed to be certain death.
Nevertheless F. N. Streatfield, former
ly resident commissioner of Becbuana
and. not only survived the bite of a
puff adder, but told his story In the
London Field. He had captured the
snake, which was three feet and a half
long, in South Africa, and was bring
ing it home confined in an old cartridge
Imix to present to the Regent’s park
zoo. He says:
Somehow or other it became known
to my fellow passengers that I had a
puff adder in my portmanteau, and
they begged to be allowed to see it.
For a long time I refused, but at last
was overpersuaded aDd fetched her la
Taking her out of her box and grasp
ing her close behind her head, I ex
plained to the company the marvelous
economy of the poison apparatus. I
opened her mouth and displayed the
fangs, showed the poison glands and
how the muscles that raised the fangs
at the same rime pressed on the glands
and forced the poison through the tttny
Having concluded my lecture, I be
gan to put her ladyship back Into her
temporary home. In getting rid of a
lM»isonous snake you should be sure
that no coil is wound round an arm
and that its whole body is free. Then
when you let go your hold your hands
should he instantly snatched away out
of reach.
When I was in the very act of quit
ting my hold some one Rpoke to me,
and I have no doubt that I left my
band within reach of the deadly fangs
lnsti*ad of snatching it away. I must
have turned my head toward the man
who spoke to me. for I did not see the
lint I felt as if a knife had been
sharply drawn across my finger, and.
looking down. I saw the blood flowing
freely and luw ladyship out of* her
box. trying to make her way across the
table. I snatched her back by the tail,
caught her by the neck again and got
her safely into the box.
When I was struck there were about
twenty men in the room. Twenty sec
onds afterward there was not one. I
never saw a room cleared in like time.
They simply tumbled over each other.
When the prisoner was again nndef
lock and key the pompany came sloty
ly hack, and the doctor appeared! '**
I asked for ammonia. There was
none on the ship, and so I had to take
a great dcaA of brandy. I lanced my
finger dnwti to the hone, where the
snake’s fang had made a wound. Then
1 sucked the wound vigorously.
I gave my keys and home address to
my good friend. W. I,., who promised
to look after me and to carry out my
instructions while I remained insensi
ble. Soon after that I became uncon
I had tol<] L. that I should be report
ed dead, but that I should not be. and
that if he could get even a few drops
of brandy down my throat when my
lieart failed it would jog on again,
and that by and by I should come to.
It was 10 o'clock when I lay down on
the smoking room sofa and became un
conscious. When I came to again the
east was rosy with the morning sun.
Several times during, the night the
doctor told I,, that I was already dead,
and if my friend had not obstinately
refused to listen to him and insist on
following out my own instructions 1
should have been sent, wrapped up in
a piece of canvas, to the bottom of the
sea, sonic .1T>0 miles north of Madeira.
I never felt so ill or suffered such
pain as when I recovered conscious
ness that morning. I ached from the
tip of my finger to my shoulder, as if
the iHine had been redhnt iron, and
my swolleu arm looked like a hard
They carried me to L.’s hunk, and
there I lay for twenty four hours.
Then with.the help of a friend’s arm
I could crawl a few yards. By degrees
the pain grew less, and by the time I
reached home 1 had begun to take a
little interest in life, hut for months
I had to tie very gentle with myself.
I have never since been so strong as I
was before and have come to know
the meaning of the word “tired.” some,
thing I did not know beforw her lady
ship took hold of me
Training a Cow.
T. P.'s London Weekly relates how
Major Mile* Mnlony of RnllydufT was
amazed one morning to see from his
bedroom window a little lad driving a
row hark and forward again and again
over a ditrh and through a fence on his
land. Hurriedly completing his toilet,
he rushed out to question the litre tres.
passer. “What are ve after wiHi that
row? Is It to kill the beast ye want?”
“Kill her! Shure. It's to keep her alive
I want ." “Keep her a live r' “Shure.
It'a talrhing her to get her own living
1 ain There isn't a ditrh or Hn«"e In
the barony that'll hold her In afther
I've done wid her” Then the major
understood The coat. In fart, was be
ing taught to trespass in search ol bet
own living.
Heaven will permit no man ty «•
rare happiness by crime — Albert.
Out of a total of about 54,000 pas
senger cars. 3,000 or over 5 per cent
arc of steel. , . *1
j (Continued from Page 1.)
i quote “cabbages” if the car is mixed,
while if it is a car of a certain va
riety he has a sales basis to work on.
Mr. Duncan referred to the great
benefit of the packing house, saying
that the average farmer is not a
good grader nor he is a gcod packer.
Mr. Duncan thinks it wrong to
credit the commission man with all
the faults. It is hi3 opinion fhat if
s uff is packed as it should be. it
must arrive at the maiket in good
condition, He tgain offered the pack
ing house as the solution of all evils
In packing truck. He suggested the
co-cjperaHon of farmers in the sup
port of packing houses and shipping
On marketing, Mr. Brooks said the
proper product shtll be produced at
a time when the same product can
not be had from other sections. Ho
emphasized the necessit)' of closely
watching the northern markets and
ascertaining when his products are
needed most..
Mr. Brooks credited the express
companies with developing every
fruit and vegettble sectiop of the Uni
ted States, and said that, notwith
standing the fact that some trouble
was expreienced in shipping by ex
press, it is the great desire of the
heads of the express concerns to have
the produce reach destinttions quick
ly, because the success of the farmer
means much tothe company.
Mr. Brooks Is much pleased to n ote
the growth of the scheme of selling
turck at the shipping point. He be
lieves this to be the most satisfac
tory method and said it is the only sor
lution of the marketing problem.
Lindsty Waters of Harlingen, sec
retary of the association, next took
up the matter of marketing, reading
a paper which appears here in part:
“We have reached the threshold of
systematic marketing. We know what
we must have in transportation mat- j
ters and we believe that we ’shall |
get them. We are working to these
ends in conjunction with the express
and railroad officials, and it is my I
nonest opinion that this year's losses
have been a blessing in disguise. At
least, the eyes of the proper parties 1
have been opnd to the fact that they j
ba.Ve been asleep at the switch and
that’ while they were, this valley
country hod been working and grow- ■
ing. (hir crop of tbp year wjM* nqtt
any larger than they were told to ex
pect and should have known, but
the transportation facilities were
those of 1MF9 to move a 1912 crop.
They know jtf>w, however, and will
provide not oqlv for next year, but
for the succeeding yetrs.”
The Railroad's Side of the Question.
William Dohrty, assistant gener
al manager of the Gulf Coas* Line,
who was attending tiie meeting was
called upon by the president for a
Mr. Doherty said that the railroad
had done everything in its power to
develop this country. They have bor
rowed money, he said, to foster and
build up this territory. He admitted
enndidiy that this rs * '«*>!*• en
tirely to make the farmer rich, but
was from a selfish standpoint
Mr. Doherty said that unless the
farmer would grow crops that would
bring him dolltrs and cents, the rail
road company certainly could not
prosper. The 3tockhildcrs, he raid,
are putting up their money to develop
the farming conditions of this coun
try, and are not going into oil and
mining propositions.
Referring to the railroad service,
he said the railrotd company has el
imirated the cause of objectionable
conditions, as far as handling the
products of the growers are concern
ed. He promised cars and service,
and stid it will be up to the growers
to do the balance.
To Support Midwinter Fair.
George P. Cleveland of Harlingen
brought up the matter of the Browns
ville Midwinter Fair. He said the ex
hibits this winter should be much
better and that the association should
give the fair its support. A motion
was made and carried that the presi
dent appoint a committee of tttree to
work with the executive committee,
which in turn is to give its support
to the Midwinter Fair in' the matter
of exhibits. Lindsay Waters was tp
pointed chairman of the committee.
A motion was also carried approv
ing the efforts of the Brownsville
Chamber of Commerce in securing the
i service of the state drainage com
missioner, Arthur E. Stiles in the
'making of atopographic map of this
Several resolutions were introduc
ed. one regretting the absence of
Prof. E. C. Green the r’iring presi
dent of the association. This resolu
tion, in effect, stated that the sin
cerity and value of Prof. Green's wor^
. wai appreciated, and hop1 was ex
pressed that ways and means may be
provided to enable him to visit the
association from time to time. An
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other was adopted asknig the United
Staes Daparment Jof Agriculture
antfc the Texas Department of Agri
culture to maintain along the Mcxi
ctn border a corps of trained entom
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oiogists to co-operate :n taking mea
sures to exterminate invading in
sect pes s. notably the Mediterranean
fruit fly.
i A vote of thanks was taken thank
ing Vlve-president Arbenz and Sec
rettry Waters .or their untiring ef
fort in behalf of the association.
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The association then adjourned and
the hall was turned over io the Rio
Grande Horticultural Society, about
three p. m.
The Hor iculturiots' Meeting.
Eltweed Pomeroy of Donna, presi
dent of the Rio Grande Horticultur
al Society, called the mooting to or
der. This was not the annual meet
ing of this organization, but was a
called meeting.
Mr. Pomeroy explained the .ilmr
and tcoomplishments of the society,
and mentioned competitions in which
prizes were given on grapes and oth
er fruits to create interest in their
growth. He emphasized the fact that
to become great this section must be
a country of homes, and laid much
:*'ress on the absolute necessity of
planting trees and shrubc. He urged
those present to join the society, if
for no other reason than to com
pete in the prizes offered.
.T. H. Arbenz spake on the " Home
Orchard”. The matter of the selec
tion of varieties was gone into at
length, and he told of splendid re
sults had with plums and other
fruits. The varities of peaches, he
said, were this year delicious and of
excellent-.quality. Grapes this season
had fruited very successfully Mr. Ar
benz explained the possibilities of a
great number of fruits and showed
that on the subject of , orchards hg
w&s thoroughly at home. He said it
was possible to have an orchard with
only an ordinary amount of atten
tion. During the discussion following
Mr. Arbenz ’ talk, it was developed
that a very fine dewberry grows
wild in this-section, and that if cul
tivated it could be greatly improved,
provided Bermdua grass cpuld be kept
d6wn. , .— |
The meeting w’as adjourned after
many questions had been discussed
concerning fruits tnd berries.
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To the Parker Campaign in 4904.
Says He neither Asked Nor Ex
pected any Compensation.
Associated Press.
Washington, July 15.—August Bel
mont told the senate committee in
vestigating the campaign contribu
tions of 1904 and 1908, that per
sonally he contributed about a quar
ter of a million dollars to the dem
ocratic campaign of 1904.
Belmont said he contributed" pure
ly as a democrat” and denied that he
lexpected or was promised anything
in return.
The total amount of the campaign
fund was less than a million he
said. Belmont was treasurer of the
democratic executive committee that
The late Henry Havemeyer the su
gar king offered a contribution of
ten thousand but it was declined be
cause it was thought undesirable,
said Belmont.
Postmaster General Frank H.
Hitchcock chairman of the republi
can national committee of 1908, will
testify tomorrow.
Both Recommend Dissolution of Uni
ted State* Steel Corporation, and
Endorse Government* Suit*.
Associated Press.
Washington, July 18.—Although it
assured (that the Stanley commit
tee’s long investigation .of the so
called steel trust will result in at
least two reports to congress, one by
the republicans the other by the dem
ocrats, of the committee, it was dis
closed today that both sides will agree
to recommendations that the United
States Steel Corporation be dissolved
and that, the government’s ' anti
trust suit against he corporation be i
Both reports wMll suggest reme
dial legislation.
Make a List of Doubtful State* Which
Include*. WinoU. Indiana, Ohio,
and Maine.
Associated Jhress.
Seagirt, N J. July 16.—CJo\ernor ^
Wilson and Oscar W. .Underwood the
majority leader of the hou9> of re
presentatives went over the political
situation at Tren cr. today and out
lined the battleground of the cam
paign of 1 'J 1*3.*-Stales considerfd u»
Natable by the. nominee and house
leader with good chance of the dem
ocrats are Illinois, Indiana. Maine.
Connecticut, West Virginia»Pennsyl
vania, New Jersey. From the Use of
debatable states w?re taken Wiscon
sin. Missouri. Maryland, Kentucky,
and NeV York. The reservations was
made however that same campaign
ing will be necessary in New York
and Missouri.
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General Roja* CaJ« Upon Oroxco to
Give Up Money Collected During
Associated Press.
Juarez. Mex., July —It .is re
ported the general Aivonio Rojas,
who has nearly 2,000 *en at the
town of Madera, has sent a mnssen
ger to Orozco demanding |iat Oroz
co’s family give up some Ibnds ac
cumulated during the rehellUn. It is
understood that Rojas figureo prom
inently In the mutiny at the oi*gin of
the present insurrection. a..oit«s to
be commander In chief of the r*>elr.
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Washington, Jhly 16.—Heavy pe
nalties for gambling in cotton "fu
tures'’ were provided for in the Beall
bill which passed the house today by
a vote of 95 to 2«.
The bill now goes to the senate.
Efforts to make it Include a pro
hibition against gambling in grain*
were unsuccessful.
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