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the pride of race tuned '? FAIR IS COMPLETE. f a line of whom it had b, .T e j OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST j B G SHEEPMOVEMENT. Great Activity Reported Around Pen dleton by Secretary Smythe. Pendleton Secretary Dan P.Symthe, of the State Wool Growers' association, reports great activity in tbe movement of sheep in this section and several large sheep sales during the past few days. One of the largest of these sales is reported from the vicinity of Arling ton, where between 20,000 and 25,000 head of yearlings have been shipped to outside markets. The sale price re ceived for the mixed yearling weathers ranged from S3 to $4 per head, as com pared with the prices of from $2.75 to $3.25 received for the same grades last year. The buyers are Wright of North Yakima and R. F. Bicknell and Scott Anderson, who will ship to Idaho. Sheep shearing in Umatilla county will last for perhaps two weeks yet, though some of the earlier shearers have already finished their season's clipping. Result from the shearing plants prove that the earlier prophecy of good clips for this year is proving as predicted. The fleeces are found to be unbroken and the staple good, due largely to the early grass and the bet ter than common condition of the sheep because of the close winter. The lambing season for Umatilla county will last but a few days longer, though it will not close quite so soon up in the foothills of the county. The increase this year in the county will be above 95 per cent, with the total near er the lower figure. The increase in Umatilla county will approach the maximum this year because of the ex ceptionally good weather conditions. The winter left the sheep fatter than usual, due to the regularity of the snow conditions and, the plentifulness of hay. Then the grass came early in the spring keeping the fat of the sheep up and adding more. The lambing season proper has fcund the weather condi tions especially good again. Those who chanced winter lambing report an especially good increase. WOOL CLIP GOOD. Mitchell Growers Say Quality is Bet ter Than Usual. Mitchell Woolgrowers in this local ity report that the season which is just closing has been the mo6t favorable for lambing for many years. The weather has not only been ideal but the range grass was more abundant than.usual, which fact enables the ewes to start the sucking period with plenty of nour ishment. All the sheepmen report that the crop of 1909 lambs will go beyond the 100 per cent mark. Shearing will start here about May 10, although those who have yearlings and mutton sheep contracted for early driving are just commencing to shear them. The wool this year is of a better quality than usual, and the prices are likewise. Farmers of this section are beginning to complain of drouth and cold north winds. Fall sown grain is not doing so well as it should and the spring sown crops will need moisture to in sure a good stand. A larger acreage has been sown to grain this year than in former years and all concerned re gret that the weather should remain so unfavorable. While the weather has such a back ward effect on the crops, it is pleasing to know that the range is abundantly supplied with the finest crop of grass that the stockmen could desire. All classes of stock are in fine condition, and prospects point to a favorable grazing season. No cattle or horses are moving on the market at present, but G. L. Frizzell, of Girds creek, will drive 300 bead from this county to Toppenisb, Wash., via Arlington, about the middle of the month. Heppner's Clip is Sold. Heppner Wool has been transferred in Heppner this week to the extent of over 1,000,000 pounds. W. W. Smead has purchased nearly 800.000 pounds of this for William Ellery and the balance has been secured by Frank Lea fcr F. Frankenstein. The lowest price paid was 18 cents and the highest cents. Smead is now offering 21 cents and it is likely be will secure several more clips before the rush is over. Sheep are all sold and the wool will be practically all off the market by the middle of next week. Shaniko Wool Clean. Shaniko Wool generally in this ter ritory is of a much cleaner and finer quality than last season, tbe past wint er having been exceptionally favorable for sheep. The output from present indications, will be considerably larger than last year. It is estimated that there will be marketed at Shaniko ap proximately 4,000,000 pounds during tbe three scheduled sales, June 1, 15 and 20. Tbe growers' opinions vary as to the probable price to be paid. Cruising Benson Timber. Mist Between 20 and 30 timber cruisers are working on the large Ben son timber holdings, located on the headwaters of the Clatskanie river and along Oak Ranch creek to the Nehalem river. It is rumored among timber men that this tract will change bands by the end of the month. A promin ent Michigan syndicate is said to be in tbe deal. Prune Orchard Brings SI 5,000. Salem A. F. Hofer, W. P. Babcock and other local business men have clos ed a deal for the Jory prune ranch of 128 acres south of Salem. The price was $15,250. The farm, which is one of the beet in this section, will be subdivided. FARM LANDS SOLD. Large Tract in Yamhill and Polk to Be Subdivided. Portland More heavy buying of Oregon farm lands has just come to light. Three deals involving the trans fer of over 7,000 acres in which the to tal money consideration was about $275,000 were reported. Broadmead, better known as the Ladd & Reed farm located in Yamhill and Folk countieis, was sold to a Port land fyndicate, composed of J. R. Pat terson, D. E. Keasy, L. R. Menefee and George Akers, for $150,000. The Keasey-Menefee syndicate secured an option on this property some weeks ago from Martin Winch, representing the Reed estate, and from the Ladd inter est which was closed up by the formal transfer of the title. At the same time the property was turned over to the Columbia Trust companv and bv this concern will be subdivided into five, ten and 20-acre tracts and put on the market. Millmen Have Protest. Oregon City Complaint has been made at Salem by 17 lumber manufac turers of Clackamas county against the Southern Pacific company, with the ob ject of compelling the corporation to provide adequate facilities for loading cars at Oregon City. It is stated that the complainants are unable to in crease their business and market their products because of the failure of the Southern Pacific company to afford fa cilities for loading lumber in car loads. The lumbermen ask for an investiga tion by the State Railroad commission and it is probable that a time will be set for a hearing at Oregon City in the near future. Gilliam Farmers Join Union. Condon Dr. W. R. Campbell, of Pendleton, state organizer of the East ern Oregon branch of the Farmers' Educational and Co-operative union of America, has affected an organization of farmers in this vicinity. It will be the aim to secure equitable freight rates, lower warehouse charges and to investigate the different methods of handling grain. The organization will work in conjunction with the different granges of the county and state. Hopyards Looking Very Poor. Portland Hopyards of the Willam ette valley are looking poorer than ever before. In some sections not more than 5 per cent of the vines have sprouted and in no instance is the showing better than 15 per cent. Gen erally speaking, fully 33 1-3 per cent of the hops which appeared last year are missing thus far this season and while some may appear and produce hops, it is unlikely that the average will be changed materially. Santiam Bridged at Detroit. Albany A suspension bridge has been erected acro-s the North Sar.tiam river at Detroit, eastern terminus of the Corvallis & Eastern railroad. The bridge was erected by John Outerson, a Detroit merchant, and is the first bridge to connect the Linn and Marion county sides of the river directly above Detroit. There is an old wooden bridge a short distance above the town. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Bluestem milling, $1.30rtj 1.35; club, J1.20mS1.25; Turkey red, $1.26; valley. $1.17: fortv-fold. $1.26: red Russian, Sl.17Jv.fa 1.20. Corn Whole. $35 per ton: cracked. $36. Barley Feed, S3-l;35 per ton. Oats No. 1 white, $4041. Hav Timothv. Willamptt vnlW $141 IS per ton; Eastern Oregon, $17.5iv,i 19.50; clover, $1112; alfal fa. $13rt;14: rrain hav. SlSroli? cheat, 14(a 14.50; vetch, $1414.50. Apples bacwsz.ou per box. Potatoes $1.85rti2 per hundred. Vegetables Turning. $1.25 nernarkr carrots, $1.25; parsnips, $1.50; beets, fi.to; norseradisn, 10c per pound; ar tichokes. 60rti75c oer dozen: asnarn- gus, Oregon, 12 5 fa 15c per pound; let tuce, neaa, ZUfa.oUc per dozen; onions, 12sfil5c; parsley, 35c; radishes, 15 (a 20c; rhubarb. 2Vtfr3V.,c oer noundr spinach, 90cfa$l. Butter City creamery, extras, 24c ; fancy outside creamerv. 22(ir2Se nor pound; store, lSfa'Oc. Butter fat prices average 1 ec per pound under regular butter prices. tfrzs Oreeon ranch. 2i(n 25e ner dozen. Foultry Hens, latfi 153,'c per pound; broilers. 25fa2Sc: frvers. 18fa22k,e- roosters, old. 10(Sllc; young, 14rtjl5c; ducks, 20ra22?ac; geese, lOfallc; tur keys, 20c; squabs, J2.50fa3 per dozen. Veal Extras. 9K,fa l0e rr nnimd- ordinary, 8H'59c; heavy, 7(g8c. Hops 1909 contract, 9c per pound; 1908 crop, 6fa7c: 1907 croD. 3c: 1906 crop, lc. Wool Eastern Oregon. 15S20c pound; valley, fine, 22c; medium, 21c; coarse, 20c; mohair, choice, 24S25c. Cattle Top steers, $5.50(55.75; fair to good, $5 5.25; common to me dium, $4.50fa4.75; cows, top, $4.25fa 4.50; fair to good, S3.75fa4.25; com mon to medium, $2.503.50; calves, top, $5g5.50; heavy, $3.50fa4; bulls and stags, fat, S3fa3.50; common, I20f 2.75. Hops Best, $7.507.75; fair to good, $7.2Srtf7.50; Blockers, $6S6.50; China fats. $6.75ft 7. Sheep Top wethers, $4(54.50; fair to good, $3.50(5 4 ; ewes, jS,c less on all grades; yearlings, best, $4.50 4.75; fair to good, $44.25; spring lambs, $6. Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Will Start on Time. Seattle's two expositions are just about ready for tbe bell tap. The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition is ninety-nine per cent, complete, which means that everything is done save weeping tbe floors, and the other ex position, which consists of the most magnificent scenery and the longest list of interesting tours boasted by any American city, is always ready. Railroad experts the country over declare that the success of the A. Y. P. is already assured, but for this fact they do not give the whole credit to either the management or the publi city campaign. On the contrary, they declare that the imminent influx into the Northwest is due more largely to Northwestern resources and home pos sibilities and to Northwestern and Alaskan scenery and romance, more than to any other power of attraction. Nightly now the exposition grounds are lighted for the enjoyment of the pre-expoeition crowds which' daily go the to grounds. For weeks the attend anceh as averaged close upon 5,000. If special free days were counted it would be a larger figure than this. A cold spring somewhat delaved the first flush of the floral effects, which are on a huge scale, but warm May days have brought out the blooms. Practically all of the exhibits are in stalled in the Manufactures building and in the Oriental and European build ings. Tbe installation in the Palace of Agriculture is somewhat slower but will not be behind at the right mo ment. The government exhibits are well along with the exception of tbe Hawaiian and Philippines exhibits, which arrived late. However, they will be complete to the last detail by June 1. Most of the foreign exhibits are in place and those that are not are receiv ing the finishing touches. And while work is being pushed rap idly ahead on the exposition proper, arrangements are going forward just as fast that the visitor mey take ad vantage of tbe "second exposition." New steamships are arriving daily for excursion trips to various points around the sound and along the coast. The numerous resorts in the Cascade mountains are close at hand either by the Great Northern, Northern Pacific, Burlington or Milwaukee railroads and the Canadian Pacific takes one quickly to Banff, the wonder spot in the Cana dian Rockies. STATES MAY LOSE. Appropriations for Rivers and Har bors May Revert to Government. Washington, May 10. Unless con gress takes specific action at the. spec ial session now in progress, nearly $1, 000,000 appropriated for river and har bor improvements in various sections of the United States will be turned back into the national treasury, much to the chagrin of many congressmen and senators. This situation arises over the "cov ering back" section of the sundry civil bill, approved March 4. This section provides that all unexpended balances of appropriations that remained on the treasury books June 1, 1904, except permanent specified appropriations, judgments and findings of courts and trust funds and appropriations for ful filling treaty obligations with the In dians be carried to the surplus fund and covered back into the treasury, "pro vided that the money is not needed to pay existing treaties." To meet the situation, Senator Burton has introduced a resolution providing that the section of the sundry civil bill in question shall not be construed as applying to the unexpended balances in river and harbor appropriations which may be essential, in the judgment of the secretary of war, for the mainten ance and prosecution of the work for which it was appropriated. Among tbe appropriations that will revert are : Mouth of Columbia river, Oregon, $24,000; entrance to Coos bay, Oregon, $23,000; restraining barriers Sacra mento and Feather rivers, California, $14,000; and harbor at Tacoma, Wash ington, $11,000. Daily Shocks Continue. ' Rome, May 10. Since the great earthquake of December scarcely a day has passed without shocks, more or less strong, being felt at Messina, Reggio and scrrounding districts. The obervatory in the Calabrian earthquake zone has registered from December 28 last, up to today, 213 shocks. Since the former date there have been no shocks strong enough to destroy build ings. Tottering walls have been over thrown, but there has been practically no loss of life since tbe day of the great disaster. Suggests Gambling Antidote. Butte, Mont, May 10. "Go after the fellows who own the buildings where gambling is conducted," said District Judge Don lan this morning to Assistant County Attorney Balwdin. "They're the people to prosecute. I want to see you get some of them. And I want to say right now that gam blers will get no more continuances in this court. These fellows have been petted around as if they were useful citizens, but It doesn t go any more." 1,000 Cabdriver Strike. Chicago, May 10. One thousand cab drivers went on strike tonight, follow ing a conference between the livery men's association and tbe union. Tbe drivers demanded $14 a week, and re fused to compromise for $13. Tomor row 100 funerals are scheduled to take place. Tbe police refuse to give fune ral processions right of way. ! tfM Race mm Zt&CpS HAWLEY CHAPTER IV. The next day I'eartuan became excess ively enamored of his hopeful ion's pro ject, though he did not at all disguise to hinwelf the difficulties that stood In the way of its accomplishment. M be had not had the advantage of such an education as Sam had bad. yet he had made a large fortune by trading on the weaknesses of his fellow-men. Those who achieve this, though it may b lift' to their credit, become more thoroughly acquainted with the spring of the human mind than all the metaphysicians and phi losophers who have ever written or dream ed about it. The son might be an astute man enough at his vocation of the turf, but he was a child, compared to his fath er, when computing to what extent he could persuade, bind, or break men to bis own will. The son thought the advan tages of such an allia..ce must be so transparent in a worldly point of view to Harold Ienion that he would be a willing coadjutor in the scheme, from the moment it was proposed to him ; the fath er at once foresaw the old family pride that would be up in arms against him the instant he mooted the idea. Hut he said to himself, "1 have had much to do with Harold lVnison, and should know him thoroughly. He is selhsh at heart to the core. In all those trou I blous days of his, when 1 was settling ! his affairs, 1 never knew him dwell upon what the results might be to his wife and daughter. 1; was ever what he had to give up. He"ll scout this proposal with indication when I first mention it to him ; but he'll come round to it in time. As for the girl's that's Sam's affair: but when Denison has once made up bis mind to her marrying him, he's as likely a man as I know to turn on the domestic screw heavily. I've seen that oracle worked more than once, and it's generally pretty efficacious. They run away with somebody else afterwards, oc casionally, but that's the fault of the husbands' not keeping them within bounds. Yes; I'll ride over and see len Ison to-morrow. It won't be a very pleks ant job, I doubt : but I am used to that." The owner of Glinn felt that slight nervous perturbation that invariably at tends the call of a large creditor. The noise of the carriage wheels had merely produi.-ed a feeling of languid curiosity ; but tbe announcement that Mr. l'earman wanted to see him made tbe squire's puise quicken, and it was with an ani iety he was unable to disguise that he welcomed him in bis own peculiar slow tones. "Sit down, l'earman. Take that arm chair, and make yourself comfortable. I hope to heaven you haven't come to make me the reverse?" "Not at all, Mr. Pen i son. My visit is not a business one. though I have some thing I should like just to talk to you a little about presently. Shocking weath er we're having. Bad for the farmers very, isn't it?" l"ou may say that. Nothing we have to sell seems to be worth anything. All farm produce is a drug in the market. How's Coriander going on? It looks like your gathering a terrible harvest la April at Newmarket, anyhow. The horse is doing well. I suppose?" "Yes, I believe so. You know, Mr. Penison. I'm getting too old myself to see after such things. I leave all that to Sam : but he tells me the horse will run well for tbe 'Guineas,' bar aecidenta." 'Kun well:' 'Bar accidents:' Why. "bar accidents,' he must win," cried the ever sanguine IVmison. "I never bet now, as you know ; but in the old davs I should have bad a thousand on him." "Ah. well," said the old lawyer, "there's where it is. You always would believe in certainties in racing. I never myself got further than believing a horse would run well." "Yes." laughed the squire: "and In consequence you made a fortune while I lost one. I'm afraid, too. it would be tbe same thing all over again if I could begin once more." l'earman shot a keen look at him from nnder his grizzled broks. and thought most assuredly that it would be so, and how very much it would facilitate bis present design if the squire waa a little Involved in that way at present. He of course knew the main part of Harold Penison' entanglements, hut even be. though his principal man of business, did not know how bad things really were. It would have given him more confidence to unfold tbe object of his embassy bad he been possessed of such knowledge. "Well. l'earman," continued the squire, "I am afraid I have no money left to put npon Coriander. Those old days are gone. Yes," said Penison, bitterly ; "half pence are of more account to me now than sovereigns were then. But what is it you want to talk to me about? Noth ing to my advantage, I'll be bound." "I'm afraid not: not but that it might be. But I've never been able, Mr. Peui son. to induce you to listen to anything to your own advantage." " 'Gad, sir, I can call to mind very j few of your propositions that tended that way. A tew hundreds to be caved here and there, at tbe coat of total abandon ment of my social position cases to which the saving was incommensurate with tbe sacrifice." "You judge me hardly, Mr. Denison. On the occasions to which you allude, pardon me if I say that It was on over strained delicacy on your part which pre vented matters being brought to a more satiKfactory conclusion. It is the way with you all." muttered the oid lawyer, musingly. "You forget these scruples when tbey might be of use to you. and tamper us. who have to put your affaire straight, with them afterwards." "A Ix-nison of Glinn, air, is not to be Included in the same category aa a bank rupt trader. I presume," remarked the j!iire. haughtily. "No: but it would be better both for him and his creditors if it could be so. Vou repudiate tbe idea of all coinpro for a .- VYUC SMART raise, and sar, 'In time, everybody shall be paid in full.' The result is, you never get clear, and the creditors are never satisfied." "But they will be In time," returneu Harold Penison : and the uncertain tones in which h uttered the words were a stringent commentary on his previous speech. . "It s just about that." said Pearman, "that I'm wishing to talk to you now. It'. cruel nirv that a fine old property like Glinn should be broken up. A good deal of it, you see, baa fallen into my hands." "You need not remind me of that," interrupted Harold Penison ; "I am quite aware of the price I am paying for the follies of my younger days." "It is not likely I should recall such disagreeable fapts to your memory, if I bad not something to propose with re gard to their being to a considerable ex tent wiped out. You will do me the jus tice. I think. Mr. Penison, to admit that since I have had the honor of being your pecuniary adviser, I have never held bit ters to your lips, when I deemed any thing more palatable would meet the ex igencies of the case?" The squire nodded assent. He certain ly bad a confused idea that Pearman had made a pretty good thing out of the adjustment of bis affairs. "Now," continued the attorney. "I see a way in which you may be relieved from all immediate embarrassment connected with money matters, and by which Miss Ienison may be the eventual mistresa of Glinn in its original integrity. Denison started. To be released from the harassing strain that lies on him now with regard to pounds, shillings and pence ohat the old property should once more cumulate in his daughter opened a gor geous prospect to his eyes. It was piece of good fortune that he had never dreamed of. But he knew bis man by this time well. What was the price be was to pay for this? He said nothing, but inwardly his brain was busy in vain conjecture as to what Fearnian would demand as his guerdon for producing such a transformation scene. The idea of that worthy solicitor ever doing anything with out an ulterior motive was one he never entertained for an instant. What would he want? What did he mean? CHAPTER V. A silence of some five minutes ensued between the twn mn nlH Uvrr was anxious that the tempting bait he held out should be thoroughly gorged be fore he waa called upon to state upon what terms nil this mipht he hrmiffht about. His best experience of men told him that there was no such mistake in life as hurrying an axiom most of us learn, though generally too late but to uerive minor advantages therefrom. "This sounds too rood to he true. Fear man," at length remarked the squire. "If it can be done, you must bave some in fernal rider to the proposition, that it is hardly possible I ahould assent to. "It is not likelv that this can be hroneht about without some valuable assistance from yourself, rejoined the solicitor. "But will you bear steadfastly in your mind tbe great advantages that will ac crue immediately to yourself, and nlti mately to Miss Penison? Will you, more over, be good enough to hear me patiently to the end?" The squire nodded an impatient as sent. "You must, of course, be quite aware tnat now .Miss liemaon has arrived at j marriageable age, her great personal at tractions nave claimed the attention i a good many youns men in th nnntr The attorney paused, but his auditor looked grimly at the fire, and expressed bis teehngs by neither word nor r.-m "Well, a young gentleman of consider able property, and still better expecta tions, who has bad the privilege of meet inr Miss Denison. is an aim,- u, ' n ,tu 111-1 charms and accomplishments that be has commissioned me to ask your permission to try whether be cannot succeed in ducinc ber to accent him v,,k.,.i m uui.tauuii On the point of family he Is quite aware tnat be bas no pretensions to Miss Den son s band ; but as regards income. tbink there would be nothing to be sired." dc- "Who do von mean?" hmk. : the sauire. "Has Maude eiven him ... - couragement, that you come with this story to met "Mr dear sir. his nmniintm - .. i . in Miss Denison is far Inn !;, . thing of that kind ever to have been even thought of on bis part. He is merely anxious to nave your permission to bis luck. Without that, beliete me. try wotua never dare to aspire to daughter's band." you All this show of deference in,l, tbe squire to listen to the An mv.Ii T) could have in bis eye be had no idea. That he could mean his son all this time never entereu tlarold Denison s head. He certainly knew he had a .n u... Ing so little as he did in the county now. mxu aim, nor bad he, but : at oaa times, even heard of him. "But who is it, man? Let's know name of this bashful niio i.- the quality one sees little enough of in these "My son, Mr. Denison, is the gen i tie- mnu woo solicits your permission to his best to win your dan.h. - do ' V Why"-nd ere the squire tufiAcu, inriKu; uiunaers truck. It a levelling age, be knew; that the was tide oi aemocracy waa at the flwvt aware; that our cherished Institutions was uvmeu on witn aisoain, that there were people who saw no virtue In coro- uci, auu luougut an established Church uru-ui institution that it would b as well to do away with !.. v.- j . . , . . ' mc uau nenru but that the son of a ennfniinti lending attorney should presume to dream mating witn a Denison of Glinn he u uavcr ooniempitiea. i0r a fqw min hat their tongues were aa .iTr ready as their swords. Excuse me," be remarked i aware that.ths times were so fuTrJ ed that our daughters wer 1 o 1 . li 1 a MmmAiliri . . e! ul ot theij class of life. I was not aware ti,.' vuuat i-ra ui.vaeil and an .. --""J "iiuitea 0T j son. sir, will have to take his and Mr. Muffatee. wtio keep, t Z" establtshmrat tn Xmiuster. I (iirouun: lu uuiueuce 41ISS Denitos it Old rear man had many tim. l. course of his career moralised anon weuKorss oi losing one s temner , I aj wing. uu -hip aquires sneer hnJ .... ... ic tt-uipies. lou take a high hand. ai. hand. I asked you to listen to m tiently, and you insult me. I aaokc you humbly enough to start vhi.. i ten you now tnat wealth chooa. uwie uuui uiuuu w tnese aavt. ami many aa well-born as Mil Denisoi mamea not a oil better Untage mine." "Perhaps so. People forget tW in all classes, and forfeit their status: but its getting time far grubbers to learn one thing, and I that possession of all the gold In I tornia does not constitute a ratk or entitle a man to claim alliance i gentle blood I The old solicitor's lips quivered. his lean lingers played nervously witk it waicu con in, as ne replied: I did not come here to arm w-1 mutual social position. I came bmJ afford an embarrassed man. for wkoa',1 have a sincere regard, in spite of all nil bard names he beaps upon me. an om i tunity of freeing himself from those e tanglements. I advanced a propostba which gave him a chance of in some tu repairing the evil that the early foC, of his youth had entailed on his ctild, destined to pay her full share of rxt a discretions. Tbe days of such prejndioi are past, I tell you, Mr. Penison; ui once more I ask you not to give mi u answer now, but to reflect upon the pt posol I have made to you. 1 ou do us too much honor, Mr. Pew man. 1'ermtt me to observe that 1 But decline all further consideration of Ut subject. I. am perfectly convinced tbe al- j liance you propose with such a ielkxm oblivion of all status of society would h extremely unsuitable. Allow me to suit Miss Penison 's acknowledgments for ft distinction you would have conferred Qpca ber, and to ring for your carriage. ' ery good, sir very good, cried tki old attorney, as he rose in bis wnn; the time will come, maybe, when yanTl think that old Sam' Pearman would htn been a good man to have had at your bas. I say nothing, Mr. Penison; but Joel find that you have not made many grat er mistakes in your career than this iron ing's work." And, muttering to hime& the irate old gentleman left tbe roon. "I wonder what the world is coouf tol" muttered Harold Penison. Tn idea of a child of mine marrying the n of a money-lending solicitor!" Then bis thoughts reverted to that ta thousand pound mortgage, and the inrrj words of the old man at parting, and W reflected, moodily, that there waa litis likelihood of much time being granted anent the payment of the interest in fa- ture; indeed, it was more than prooiWe that Pearman. in his anger, would call a his money. AH which considerations br assed Harold I Unison's mind not a little, and he thought, if it had to be done sgiis. he would reject tbe old lawyer s propoau with rather more courtesy. (To be continued.) A Valuable Clew. A womnn entered n police station h Holland and asked the officer In chan to have the cannls dragged. '.My husband bns been threatenlcs for some time ,to drown himself," il explained, "and he's been missing aw for two days." 'Anything pmilinr about him bj which be can 1 recognized?" asked the ofliwr, preparing to All out a descrip tion blank. For several moments tbe woman seemed to lie searching' her memorj. Suddenly her face brightened. "Why, yes, sir. He's deaf." Every body's. Diplomatic Bobby. "Rnhhr cnllixl hla n.nther "did TW give your bnby brother a slice of that raisin pie?" "YesRiuu," answered Bobby, "and, m n in i ii u .ftn. T j . if tn him I I noticed tlint he had the slice with H the seeds In it." "You careless boy ! Never the least consideration for your little brother, I suppose. "Oh. yes. mamma, I had lots of con sideration." "You did?" "Yes, indeed. When I saw all these seeds I was afraid they might gt blm appendicitis, so I ate his slice, too." As ModlSed. The lmunl Ae lr furs were " I V 11 u v . seated around the stove In the villa grocery. "I never lied to my wife to of life " becan one of the bunch, when he was Interrupted by a unaulnnw laugh that waa loud and long. That I didn't get caught at it," end ed the speaker, after the laugh had subsided. . Had Hlsa Font. "She says you are a fooL" "All right" "Are you not going to take bet task for making such an assertion?" "Nope, she has evidence In her P session by which she can prove bef statement" "She has?" "Yes, I proposed to her once,"--Houston Post Strenaoaa Ulmt. Husband Let me see, how long ba It been since Uncle John was beret Wife Oh. It must be several years, He waa here the week after I got Bj last new bonnet, , ' a 7f