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ROMPED INTHEAIR JUST LIKE A BIRD to L BEACHY GIVES THE PEOPLE AT CHICAGO A TOUCH HF HIGH LIFF. Did a 'Texas Tommy Dance" With His Air Ship—Gave Finest Exhibi tion Ever Seen—Had People Run ning in All Directions Scared to the Limit—Aero Club Fined Him $100. Chicago.—Lincoln Beachey, "king spiralist of the air," mounted his bi plane twice at the aviation meet in Grant park. His romps in the lake breeze, as compiled by South Park police officials of the meet and spec tators, are as follows: He flew a steeplechase over the ob struction light posts in Michigan ave nue, clearing the boulevard instantly, driving automobiles to the sidewalks and other conveyances down side streets. He drove down several hun dred feet into the Illinois Central rail road gap, playing leapfrog over switch engines, causing an engineer and fireman to leap for their lives. He did the "Texas Tommy dance" up Michigan avenue in the late after noon, Jigging his wheels on the pave ment and rocking sideways. He made a dive at James Levy, official flag man, sent out to signal him down, that caused Levy to run and hide in the hospital tent. 19 Officials Flee in Alarm. He descended vertically 2000 feet with his hands outstretched directly over the press and official stands at dusk and inspired the officials and newspaper men to flee in alarm. He spun his landing wheels on top of Horace Kearney's biplane in midair, then darted down in front of Kearney to show him the whirling wheels. In addition to this enumeration Beachey caused 10,000 lumps to rise simultaneously iu 10,000 throats when he made his high dive twice in the afternoon. On his first flight he began to play teeter-totter with his planes. Then, just to show he was only fooling, he made six circuits of the field with his hands off his wheel, diving, banking, bucking and cavorting. Officials of the Aero Club of Illinois It occurred to astounded. were Charles E. Bartley, treasurer, to send out a relief boat over the .ake. Frank X. Mudd, a judge, decided the other fliers should be flagged down, but the flagman, James Levy, could not brave the Beachey dives out on the Held. Both Men Fined. After an agreed "aerial brother act" between Beachey and Horece Kear ney, also in a Curtiss, during which Beachey spun his wheels on top of Kearney's machine and rested his aileron. General Manager J. S. Ste phens suggested that he thought Beachey should be fined. So a fine of $100 was im .tosed upon Beachey and Kearney for violating the code of the air that requires machines to fly 150 feet apart. Sunday's Performances. The tipping over and rescue of eight spectators in a launch, the disabling of two hydro-aeroplanes far out in the lake and the "pranks" of an aviator dressed as a woman brought Chicago's aviation meet to a close today. BUMPER CROPS IN WORLD Wheat Production 6.7 Per Cent More Than Last Year. Washington. — Crops generally throughout the world this year are bumper. This is shown by figures in a cablegram received by the depart ment of agriculture today from the International Institute of Agriculture at Rome, Italy, giving the preliminary estimates of the acreage production of wheat, rye, barley, oats and corn. It is estimated that the production of wheat in 21 countries will be 3,200, 000,000, or 6.7 per cent more than Inst year. ns is TROY, IDAHO, P. O. ROBBED. Thug Cracked the Safe and Took $270 Cash. Troy, Idaho.—Safe crackers Satur day morning worked in tho postoffico and got a ay with $270 in cash. The registered mail and stamps were not taken. It required three charges of nitroglycerine to tear the safe. Those who hoard tho explosions paid little uttenion to them. is at Were Disappointed Lovers. Los Angeles, Cal.—Choosing death in a dark, dreary canyon pit in prefer ence to life without the love each had craved, Niles C. Folsom, a young law yer, of Los Angeles, and Thelma Bar tee, a woman of San Diego, much older than Folsom, plunged 75 feet off the Topango trail iu an automobile and were crushed to death. Joe Wood, Greatest Pitcher. If figures do not lie, and It is said they never do, and if Joe Wood con tinues at his present rate of pitching speed, the Boston Red Sox twlrler will go down in baseball history as the greatest pitcher of this or any other day. Right now joe Wood owns a pitching percentage of 880, being cred ited with 31 victories and four defeats. at of I LATE MARKET REPORTS |j Dispatches concerning market quota tions, conditions and phases aro as fol lows: Portland. Portland I'niou Stock Yards Co. ports receipts for tho week: Cattle, 10-7; calves, 56; hogs, 1354; sheep, 4554. The market for the best grades of cattle has remained firm, good steers selling as high as $7.25 and choice heifers readily bringing $6.50 to $6.60. Supplies continue to bo in adequate to the demand and prospects are good for continued high prices. The hog division had a widely diversi fied range, sales ranging from $8.50 to $9.30, according to quality. Best well finished swine, however, were in good demand at from $9.20 to $9.30. Re ceipts show a slight increase over last week's, but buyers are still far from being well supplied. Mutton continues to advance, best wethers now selling at $4.60, ewes at $3.85 and lambs from $5.50 to $5.65. Light receipts in this division continue to prevail. Following sales are representative: Steers, $email@example.com; heifers, $6.60; cows, $6(p)6.50; calves, $7; stags, $5.! $firstname.lastname@example.org; Hogs, $S.email@example.com; lambs, $firstname.lastname@example.org; wethers, $4.65; ewes, $3.85. Wheat—Track prices: Club, 78@79c; bluestem, 81@82c; fortyfold, 79@80c; red Russian, 77@78e; valley, 80c. Butter—Oregon creamery solid pack, 33c. re some extra bulls, extras. Chicago. Flour—Easy, Rye—No. 2, 70c. Barley—Feed or mixing, 40@53c; fair to choice malting, 58@71c. Timothy seed—$email@example.com. Clover seed—$13(5)17.50. Mess pork—$17(5)17.12 1-2. Lard (in tierces) —$10.95. Short ribs (loose)—$firstname.lastname@example.org. Butter—Steacfy; creameries, 24@ 28c; dairies, 22 l-2@24 l-2c. Eggs—Steady; at mark, cases in cluded, 17 1-2(5)18 l-2c; ordinary firsts, 19 1 -2c ; firsts, 21 l-2c. Cattle—Market strong; beeves, $5.85 @11; Texas steers, $email@example.com; west) era steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; stockcrs and feeders, $email@example.com; cows and lioifers, $2.90@8; calves, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Hogs—Market, strong to 5c up. Light, $8.10(59.70; mixed, $7.95(5 8.70; heavy, $email@example.com; rough, $7.80(5)8; pigs, $5(57.90; bulk of sales, $8.10(5) 8.55. Sheep—Market steady to 10c up. Na tive. $firstname.lastname@example.org; western, $3.65(5)4.65; yearlings, $4.70(5)5.75; lambs, native, $email@example.com; western, $firstname.lastname@example.org. San Francisco. Wheat—Shipping, barley, feed, $1.47 1-2; oats, red, $1.70 @1.75; white, $email@example.com; black, 2.05 @2.07 1-2. Millstuffs—Bran, dlings, $35(5)36. Hay—Wheat, $firstname.lastname@example.org; $1.55@ 1.57 1-2; $email@example.com; mid wlioat and oats, $20@21; alfalfa, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Butter—Fancy creamery, 33c. Eggs—Store, 34c; fancy ranch, 40c. Cheese—Young Americas, 15@16c. New York. Copper quiet. Standard—spot, $17.25; electrolytic, 17 1-2@17 3-4c; lake, 17 5-8 @17 3-4c; casting, 17 1-8@17 l-4c. Tin—Strong; spot, $49.97 email@example.com. Lead— Firm, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Spelter—Firm, $7.37 email@example.com. Iron—Firm; unchanged. Liverpool. Close—Wheat, October, 7s 8 3-4d; De cembor, 7s 5 3-4d; March, 7s 4 l-8d. Weather fine. Available Grain Supplies. Special cable and telegraphic com munications received by Bradstreet's show the following changes in avail able supplies as compared with previous account: Wheat—United States east Rockies, increased 3,931,000 bushels. United States, west Rockies, increased 400.000 bushels. Canada, decreased 272,000 bushels. Total United States and Canada, in crease, 4,059,000 bushels. Afloat for and in Europe, increased, 3.600.000 bushels. Total American nnd European supply, increased, 7,659,000 bushels. Corn—United States and Canada, in creased 418,000 bushels. Oats—United States and Canada, in creased 1,046,000 bushels. SPOKANE WEEKLY REPORT. Provisions. Butter—Tho market holds firm at tho recent advance on creameries nnd coun try butter has gono up about, 2 cents in sympathy. Supplies generally aro get ting scarcer and markets aro firm to strong. Cheese-—Tho mnrket is very firm. Local cheeso is unchanged at last week 's advance nnd eastern chçoso offering in this market, is up % cent,. There is a better demand prevailing. Eggs—There is no change in local eggs except that there is a wider range upward on carton stock. Local produc tion is inadequate. Eastern fresh offer ings are scarcer and advanced 50 cents, with eastern storage now offering, cal storage eggs will sell at same price ns eastern storage. Poultry—BroilorB are off 1 cent and will soon be quoting as chickens. There is a fair supply and demand for chick ons. with ducks, geese and turkeys nom inal. Fresh Meats—Tho market continues firm hut unchanged on livestock. In dressed meats beef nnd mutton are frac tionally higher. Markets generally are strong under scarcity. Lard and Cured Meats—Local lard is up 14 cent, but eastern lard, which has advanced strongly in the last few weeks, is unchanged. Both local and eastern hams are up Y< cent. Market is firm. Hides and Wool—There have been no changes in prices this week. There is a fair movement of both hides and wool at tho prevailing prices. a Fruits and Vegetables. Apples—Local quotations i changed. The market is easy to steady at present low figures, under influences of record-breaking crop in this section. Good work is being done by producers' associations in finding eastern nnd for eign outlets for our surplus, and it is probable the best grades will be mostly shipped out at fairly satisfactory prices. Lemons—While lemons dropped 25 un |j POSTMASTERS GET CLASSIFIEOSERVICE AN ORDER FOR FOURTH-CLASS MEN WILL SOON BE ISSUED BY PRESIDENT TAFT. Will Affect 36,038 P. M.s—-Monster Pe tition, With About 20.000 Signa tures, Is Presented—Favored by Secretary Hitchcock and President Taft—Takes Them Out of Politics. Washington.—It has been virtually decided that President Taft should soon issue an executive order placing fourth-class postmasters in the classi fied service. This order will relieve 36.03S postmasters from the uncertain ty of political appointment. That the president would take this step, his first act toward putting into practice his often-expressed belief that all government officers below the grade of cabinet members should be removed from the influence of pol itics and placed under the civil serv ice, became practically certain late to day after a delegation of postmasters, returning from the annual convention of the association at Richmond, Va., had been received at the White House, and by Postmaster General Hitchcock. Postmasters Want It. The visitors submitted a monster petition, signed by about 20,000 post masters, asking that they be placed in the classified list. After discussing the matter briefly with the delegation President Taft referred the executive committee of the association to Mr. Hitchcock for further consideration of the matter. Later the committee called upon the postmaster general to discuss the subject with him. In a few days Mr. Hitchock will sub mit to President Taft a formal rec ommendation that the petition be granted, and the president is expected to act promptly and favorably upon the recommendation. In the entire country there were 49,672 fourth-class postoffices at the end of the last fiscal year. Roosevelt's Action. By executive order issued in July, 1908, President Roosevelt placed the fourth-class postmasters of all the New England states and of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, In diana, Michigan and Wisconsin in the civil service—a total of 13,u54. Both the president and Postmaster General Hitchcock have recommend ed to congress that all postmasters be converted into the classified service, and that, so far as possible, the entire personnel of the postal service be re moved from political influence. As to the first, second and third class postmasters, legislation by congress would be required to place them un der civil service regulations. MANY MINE WORKERS KILLED Annual Report Shows 615 Fatalities in Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, Pa.—There were 615 mine workers killed in the hard coal mines of Pennsylvania in 1911, accord ing to the annual report Just issued by James E. Roderick, chief of the state bureau of mines. The anthracite production ran up to 90,917,176 tons, the highest ever known in the hard coal fields. Successful experiments in hop grow ing have been made in Italy. cents last week, the bearish sentiment does not seem to have been well found ed, and this week prices are up 50 to 75 cents, under continued good demand at primary points and impending scar city. Penrs—Tho season is at its height for varieties aro plentiful, All penrs. prices nro down 25 cents, and there is an active consumptive movement. Other Fruits—Valencia oranges ad vanced 25 cents. Hawaiian pineapples aro off 25 cents. Other fruits in season able supply nnd demnnd, without mate rial change in prices. Potatoes—Prices are the same as last, week, hut sweet potatoes plentiful and nro off 25 cents. Tho crop of potatoes in this section is heavy nnd without much prospect of a shipping outlet for the surplus, the market is easy at tho low prices prevailing. Tomatoes—Receipts have shown fur ther increase, prices aro off another 10 cents at. the top and demand is active. Other Vegetables—Green peppers aro scarce and higher. Pumpkins are now offering. Other vegetables seasonable and unchanged. are more a Grain, Flour and Feed. Wheat—There is practically no change in prices as compared with a week ago, except for a further read justment, LI* cent off, on club. The weather has been fine for finishing grain harvesting, with tho wheat crop prac tically finished and aggregate returns breaking all previous records. There is already some complaint of car short age. Milling and export demands, while not yet brisk, are sufficient to keep such wheat as is going to tidewater well cleared up. Conditions for fall seeding are excellent. Flour—There have been no further changes in quotations. Mills are generally girnding on new wheat, there is a good normal domestic demand and coast advices note a fair oriental and export inquiry. Feed—The only change is anoth r drop of $1 on oats, due to more plenti ful receipts of new crop. There Is a seasonable movement with markets easy to steady. is ! BEAVER FINDS AN ADVOCATE British Rancher of Opinion tho Little Animal Is Much Abused, and Gives His Reasons. "There has been a lot of garbled stuff written In regard to the poor humble beaver," says a correspondent. "He Is the most cussed animal of any In existence In British Columbia to day. "He shuts up water In creeks, over sows meadows, eats off apple trees If you get them too close to his wander 'ngs, and, In fact, to hear the com plaints about him, you folks on the nutside would think he should be ex terminated. But not so; he is man's best friend In regard to the water question. "Now, I am an admirer of the heav er; he has not a lazy hair on hts body, j He works unceasingly to shut up what \ you have torn out; not only for hts | part, but for the rancher that want» ; the water. Aa fast as you can open ' their dams every morning ail the sum- i mer through, they will cloae them I again at night. But put in a good flam and flume box with gate, and your ; trouble Is over In a great measure. , j a "They will once In a while shut up the box, but not often. Hang up a ' piece of bright tin on a spring hole eo : & the tin will swash In the water, and a you will not be bothered much at the j box. Now, If the ranchers left all these cuts open, which they all do, your water would all run off In the winter's thaws. So that Is whsre the beaver comes to their relief. He shuts them up himself. And then he gets blamed for doing It "A beaver la awful ahy when he first sees man. He certainly puts out for a hols In the bonk. But you show up evenings for about a week or ten days and just walk around and pile a few sticks across their path where they are hauling down cotton wood or willow* to the lake or pond and they will come and smell of the stick and get the scent of your hands and your tracks. "Then they will quit that place and go make another. Well, yon do the game at that plaoe and so on two or three nights and they will get your acent so that they know It means no harm to them. They will pull all your sticks out of the road and keep right on at work. Now their fear of man ia all past; they take no more notloe of your being around than they would of a horse or cow. "The heaver la one of the easiest of the larger animals to domesticate. He la fond of most any kind of roots, but of all the wild roots, he likes the big pond lily root that grows to enormous size. Some roots are ten to fifteen feet long, three to four Inches In di ameter. They cries cross and grow together till they are » regular mat. Then what he likes next la the white carrot, also the red. They are poor eaters out of a dish; they want to sit up and brace themselves on that mus cular tall and take the food In their forepaws, or their little hands.'*—Fur News. Fifty Thousand Child Qardanara. As a result of » stats-wid» indu» trial contast In Oragon there are now 60,000 children busy gardsning. It is thought that of tho 116,000 school children of tha stats at least T6.000 will exhibit at their oounty fairs at at the state fair at Salem in the autumn something they have raised or made. The superintendant of publia Instruction and publlo spirited cltlsens are responsible for this wholesale plan of child farming. Sub stantial prises are to be awarded to those who have been most successful In raising garden stuff, ohlokens and pigs, or In making soma useful arti cle. To aid the little ones the agri cultural college has issued 60,000 bul letins containing directions for plant log and growing seeds. Tha schema la an excellent one, so different from the murderous child labor of the fac tory- It Includes plenty of fresh air, healthful exercise, pleasant mental szsroise, and blessed contraot with nature, her beauty and Ufa. There la here the early lesson of obedience to the royal law of labor.—Christian Herald. About th» Spar» Room. How often the boat and sunniest bedroom In a small house Is sat aside for tha rare visitor, while tha chil dren are cramped for apaoe, or Its master, the bread-winner, haa some dark cupboard as his special sanctum. If he attempts to write In the dining room ha must bundle away his papers whenever the table is required for a meal, and the wear and tear to hla temper—for every man finds it ag gravating to be 'hustled"—often makes him "gey 111 to live with." But for the "fetish" of that seldom used 1 ■pare room he would find home far ! more home-ltke, and his wife would ! reap a sura reward for the sacrifice of th* petty pride which make* her think more of "what people will aay" than of her husband's comfort. Privations of Exploring Party. Great privations were indured by A. H. Savage Landor during some por tions of his eighteen months' Journey ; across South America and back. H« "When I left Rio in March ol ■ays: last year I took enough provisions to last for a year, but owing to wastage on the part of my men and loss, these [eventually gave out. and toward the end of that part of the expedition through th* unexplored portion of Bra-! |sil we remained for sixteen day. with out a morsel of anything to eat Hap pily there was plenty of water, but there was no game, no fruit, no fish and no Inhabitants, and neither my men nor myself had sufficient food to, cover a six-pence." ! nor, way did for fled her she ns es the of for of Its as According I to Tradition A By ELLA RANDALL PEARCE xfi X (Copyright, isia. by Associated Literary Press) j with the flat post where once, In the \ long ago, young Ware often paused to | chat with the golden haired girl In ; ruffled dimity who sat upon the top ' step, with the Joy of youth and the i tenderness of a first love in her violet I eyes. There was the winding path to the side gate where the lilac bushea ; bloomed—then as now—but with what "Donald Ware has come back!" This one sentence chimed over and over again like a song In the mind of the woman who had slowly entered the little cottage room, and now sat on the broad lounge, with her eyes turned dreamily upon the casement , framed garden scene, j There were the narrow porch steps a different suggestion in their fra jgrance; Now, Elinor Fenwick never ' passed the sweet lilac bloom without : & sadness vibrating in her heart like a strain of melancholy music, half j forgotten, but potent for pain even so. "Donald Ware has coma back!" How strange that, after all those years, the careless mention of his name Bhould so agitate her—or was it the thought of his nearness and the possibility that they would meet again? All she had heard of him was that he was back In his native town again. Just arrived from the distant city where his years since early man hood had been spent. "It 1 b according to tradition," mused Elinor bitterly. "Tho woman never forgets, and the man always comes back—but nothing la the same. Let me seo, how does the story al ways go? The young lovers quarrel, and he leaves town; she repents, but he gives her no chance to explain, and then comes the word that he la mar ried—married, and not to her! And ■he never marries; that Is the differ ence. She grows old and faded, with something of the grace of youth left, and then—he cornea hack. According to tradition, bo la prosperous and portly, and he aeeks his old love to aak her to meet his wife, and Intro duce her to society; because, while poor, the old love always belong to the beat old familles. Oh, I have read A 1 I to In 3P i < -'S hv * j V \ % 0 or 4 C9> ? J Gravely Studied Her Reflection. those stories so often, and it Is al ways tho way—when he comes back! And sometimes the old love waits and waits, thinking he will return to her. Thank goodness, I never was so fool ish!" A sudden flush mounted to Elinor's cheeks, a sparkle lighted her eyes. She averted her glance from the porch steps and winding path, and catching up a soft pillow, thumped It almost viciously. "No, I never waited for that!" she protested mentally. "I never expected to see him again; but now that he la here, I am prepared to meet him, port ly and prosperous, and with hit am bitious wife. Let me see, I wonder If I look my part?" She rose and stood before the oval, gold framed mirror, a woman In the early thirties, but with more of the "grace of youth" left than Is usual. Elinor's figure was still slender with Just a hint of mature roundness; her 1 hair was of gold-tinged chestnut ! shades, and her eyes violet-gray. Her ! complexion was fair, For some minutes she gravely studied her reflection; then she turned away with a sigh. Perhaps he would think her very much changed Indeed. It was a long time since they had stood face to face. Something seemed to warn her that he would seek her at an early hour; perhaps even now he was on his way! She did not admit, even to herself that she was waiting. Sho scanned her usual hook, and accomplished some stitches of her usual embroidery, but, as the time went on nnd no sum mons came at gate or door, her heart Bank heavily. Despondently, Elinor ; of er , .. .. . „ ........ ^ her t " uery , tbat Dl * bt:b f ea f, ,J \ tb ® n , ext da} ' she was carefully and aeahl „ tbe , ros ? wltb, ! red OQ *J«r *er ala ^o\ntrneut. Con V/m m D ° na A d ^ nre had to, b ' 8 0,d 8 '; ee,beart - „ next was Sunday, and Ell nor, elaborately costumed, mad* hei 1 way to church, sure of meeting her one-time lover and his wife within those sacred portals ; but Donald Ware did not appear, nor did she leans aught of him In answer to her few diplomatic Inquiries. The next day Elinor sought to de« spatch her household duties at an early hour. Mrs. Porter, her hottS*< keeper, bemoaned the souring of the cream sho had Intended to use for a delectable short-cake. "Why, I'll run right over to tho Hammonds and get some cream," said Elinor briskly. "We shall not be cheatod out of our Btrawberry cake for dinner." She caught up a sunbonnet as she passed out at the side door; her ruf fled white apron patched the front of her plain cambric morning gown, and' she hastily buttoned tho cuff band» ns she walked between the lilac bush es and 6wung open tho gate. Across the road was tho Hammond turn-stllei and the pathway leading to the rear of tho house; but, as Elinor paused for an Instant to glance up and down tho wide driveway, sho beheld a Bight that made her heart leap and then seem to cease beating, while an Icy fear chilled tho Ufa current In heri veins. A big touring car was rapidly proachlng around the bend of the street, and, Just opposite, Btraylng Idly Into tho dust of the roadway from ths high grass that skirted the Ham mond fence, was the tiny figure of a. child, bareheaded, wide eyed, unaware of any danger. In a swift glance Ell- 1 nor took In the figures at tue distant front gate, unrecognizing, but desper ately aware that they were too far away to lend assistance, monster, tho big car bore down upon the small toddler; nnd then, with thel shrill toot of tho horn, rose the pierc ing cry of a woman's voice, as Elinor darted forward to meet tho child. AsJ she hurled herself at the small form, ( with outstrotched arms, she felt thaï impact of something heavy and crush ing, as If tho monster had leaped from Its tracks to overtake her flying body, and a terrific, triumphant metalllo shriek was tho last sound she heardi as consciousness desertod her. Slowly and painfully, Elinor camel back to a realization of her Burround-j lngs. She was lying on the lounge In! her sitting room, with cretonne cush-i ions under her head and some one holding her hand. It was a clasp new yet not qulto strange; there was an unmistakable reminiscent thrill In the touch of thoso strong, encircling fingers that drew her gaze downward! as soon as ap Like »I her lids consciously llfted.l A muscular brown hand with a signet; ring on the little finger—and then ah« looked wonderingly along the dark! sleeve to the leaning shoulders and] anxious face of Donald Ware. A swift, flush dyed her features, and she, closed her eyes again; her hand flub*, tered aa If to escape, but he held It fast. "Elinor, you know me? It's Donald. Thank God you are all right You ar*i all right, aren't you?" Her answer came faintly. "I think so. How did It happen? Oh—but the little one?" "Safe, Elinor—It was a splendid thing to do! And you might have, been crushed—crippled—killed!" "I —I thought I was. Such a shock! I'm not sure yet that no bones ar» broken." But she was smiling, and her eyes were turning toward him again. Donald Ware rose and threw; back his shoulders. "Look at me, Elinor. Have I changed much? Oh, I should have known you anywhere." She suddenly became conscious of her working attire and her disheveled hair. She thought of the trailing pale blue gown and the pink rose and the rlngletted coiffure, and she laughed softly. "Donald," she said whimsically, "you are Just a grown-up boy. You should have been fat and stamped with high living. And why have you kept away from all your old friends since you came to Beverly?" "I was not sure which of my old friends might want to see me. I wa» making a few quiet inquiries first; fori I knew nothing of Beverly affairs, you. know. Then I have been negotiating for a little property. I am going to build and settle here." "Oh!" With a sudden thought of' what that might mean, Elinor's face blanched, although she tried to Bmlle. Swiftly, Donald Ware resumed his seat and caught her hands impulsively. "Elinor, I have been alone for two years. I came back to Inquire about you—I have never forgotten. But I was afraid to meet you until—dear heart, you understand? I want the! rest of our lives to be spent together. Do you know whose child you saved to day?" Her serious eyes widened with startled comprehension. "Yours, Don ald—oh, I'm so glad! Where is he?" "Mrs. Porter Is ministering to hlsi needs. You shall see him presently. Then, Elinor, you still have a plaça In your heart for me—for us both?" She stretched out her nrms and drew his head downward till her lips touched hla cheek. What she whis pered was quite according to tradi tion. The Biter Bit. A certain critic, renowned for hla bitter tongue, found that on occasion even artists will turn. The occasion, says tlie Berliner lllustrirte Zeitung, was a reception at which the artist was exhibiting his latest work. "I should like to have your opinion of my picture," ho said to tho critic. "It's absolutely worthless," the oth er replied, shortly. "Oh, I know that," pursued the ar tist, "but It would really Interest mo, vary much indeed."