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OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST CHAUTAUQUA IS READY. Prominent Speakers to Address Gath ering at Gladstone Park. Oregon City The sixteenth annual session of the Willamette Valley Chau tauqua assembly will be held at Glad stone Park, near Oregon City, July 6 to 18, inclusive. The program for the 13 days' session has just been completed and it is expected thousands of people from Portland and every part of the Willamette valley will attend the ses sion. The Chautauqua association was or ganized three years ago and is now on a firm financial basis. This year's pro gram will be an especially entertaining one. The one figure that stands out above the rest is Dr. Frank G. Smith, pastor of the Warren avenue Baptist church, of Chicago. Dr. Smith was in Seattle two years ago in attendance at the National Christian Endeavor con vention, and on his way home stopped for an afternoon at Gladstone Park and lectured once. He will lecture on Wednesday evening, July 7, on "The Hero of the Age," and on the follow ing afternoon will speak on "Our Na tion Her Mission, Her Hopes, Her Perils." Other lecturers of more or less re nown are Dr. Elmer I. Goshen, of Salt Lake City; Sylvester A. Long, of Day ton, O. ; Dr. Eugene May, of Washing ton, D. C. ; Hon. Henry Albert Mc Lean, president of the Washington commission for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition ; Dr. Matt S. Hughes, of Kansas City, Mo., and Dr. Eli Mc Clish, of Loa Angeles. TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS MADE. Geological Survey Furnishes Valuable Lane County Data. Salem Advance sheets of a topo graphic map covering 138,000 acres of the Willamette valley between Eugene and Junction City have been received in Knlem. This area was surveyed dur ing the summer of 1908 by the state engineer in co-operation with the Unit ed States geological survey. 1 be fin ished man. to be Dublished for distribu tion, can be obtained for 5 cents a copy by addressing the United States Geo logical survey, Washington, 1). C. The man shows at a crlance the irri cation and drainage Dossibilities of this section and will prove invaluable to the commercial interests of Eugene. It shows but one or two houses to the square mile. By promoting and en couraging the practice of irrigation and more intensive and diversified farming, this map, it is believed, should show from 30 to 60 houses to the square mile. Forest Grove Wants Railway. Forest Grove Trouble is being ex perienced in securing right of way be tween this city and Verboort for the United Railways, and unless settlers along the route agree to terms within the next few days it is probable that the line will not be built to this city. The business men of Forest Grove are doing all in their power to induce the owners of property to sell the right of way, as failure of the line to build to this city would not only be a great loss to the town, but would also retard the growth of the country adjacent. Condon Needs Rain Quickly. Condon Weather conditions for the past month have been most unfavorable in this locality. There has not been any rain for over two months. Grain is looking well and growing, some of it beginning to herd out, although it is only about a foot in height. Farmers who were interviewed say that if a good rain comes within 10 days it will be all right for the wheat. Others say that they will not have more than half a crop. A number of fields through the country have been allowed to go to weeds. Flowing Wells at North Powder. North Powder After finding a strong flow of artesian water on the Chris Johnson ranch, a mile ' southeast of town, at 187 feet, the Gilkison & But ler well boring outfit has left to put down a well for the Mt. Carmel school, six miles west of here. This is the fourth artesian well found in and close to North Powder at less than 500 feet. A. Lun's, 181 feet; A. Hutchinson's, 200 feet; H. E. Hall's, 424 feet The water is clear, cold and free from alka li in every instance. Shops Are to Be Rebuilt. Salem The board of trustees of the state insane asylum has reached an agreement with Lowenberg, Going & Company, in regard to rebuilding the shops at the Oregon penitentiary, re cently destroyed by fire. The state will rebuild the shops, replace the line shafting and three of the machines needed for general use. The exclusive foundry machinery, which the stove company tried to induce the state to buy, will be purchased by the company. Loraine Farms Are Sold. Eugene The Churchill Mathews company, of Portland, has closed a $65,000 deal for a number of farms in the Loraine country. It is presumed the' purchasing company will plant these tracts to walnuts and fruits. The farms include the .choicest in that sec tion of the country. The company holds options on several other places in the same neighborhood. Purchases Near Burns. Burns Dr. Homer Denman, of North Dakota, has purchased the Warm Springs property of D. M. Loggan. The ranch is one and a half miles from the survey of the Oregon Eastern and the same distance from the new town site of Harriman. COST OF SPECIAL SESSION. Blunders of Legislature Require $4,- 500 to Rectify. Salem A detailed statement of the entire cost of the special session of the 1909 legislature has been issued by Auditing Clerk Corey, of the secretary of state's office. It cost the taxpayers but $4,500. The last special session, called in 1903 by Governor Chamber lain, cost $5,600. The largest item of the 1909 session was the mileage paid to members. More than $2,500 was paid members of the lower house and $1,453.30 was paid to the senators. Services for clerks, stenographers and other help in the house amounted to $130 and the same item in the senate reached $165. Cost of revising the house journal was $40 and for revising the senae journal $56. The regular session cost in the neigh borhood of $50,000. California Capital to Klamath. Klamath Falls Southern California capital is to be interested in Klamath Falls if the transfer of the large tract of land adjoining the city on the west is completed. John J. Fitzpatrick, representing a number of San Diego capitalists, has taken an option on 500 acres of land belonging to Moore Broth ers. The option is for 30 days and in volves approximately $40,000. The land involved lays in West Klamath Falls and reaches from Lake Ewauna to the Upper Klamath lake. There is a water front of almost two miles. Dufur Plans Horse Show. Dufur At a rousing meeting of the horse owners of this vicinity it was unanimously decided to hold a horse show here Saturday, June 19. There will be 18 different prizes given for the different classes ot horses. John Hix, president of the Dufur Horseman asso ciation, has the matter in charge, as sisted by Henry Menefee, secretary, and H. E. Moore, treasurer. Much in terest is being taken in the matter by the farmers and business men. Good Meeting Assured. The coming Pacific Coast Rrother hood conventions of the Presbyterian church are getting hold of the men of the church. The ministers are taking a back seat while the laymen are run ning things. The program of the Port land convention includes the names of leading laymen of the state and the national officers of the Brotherhood. Every Presbyterian business man in the state is being invited to attend. Spotted Crops in Morrow. Heppner Crops in Morrow county are badly in need of rain. In most sections grain is still looking well, and a heavy rain within a reasonable time would insure a good crop. However, in the lone and Lexington sections and the north end of the county, grain is already badly burned and only a light crop can be expected at the best. Rain Helps Klamath. Klamath Falls Recent rains give assurance that there will be at least a partial yield on all dry land ranches. The rain was general throughout the entire county, and farmers feel confi dent that the yield on all dry farms will be almost up to the average, no matter if this should be the last rain of the season. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Bluestem milling, $1.30 1.35; club, $1.20; valley, $1.17. Corn Whole, $35 per ton; cracked, $36 per ton. Barley Feed, $35 per ton. Oat No. 1 white, $40.5041 per ton. Hay Timothy, Willamette valley, $14(fJ18 per ton; Eastern Oregon, $18 20; clover, $11)12; alfalfa, $13 14; grain hay, $13(0)14; cheat, $140 14.50; vetch, $14r(!l4.50. Fruits Apples, 65ctfi$2.50 per box; strawberries. Oregon, 12(fi)15c. Potatoes $1.752 per hundred. Vegetables Turnips, $1.25 per sack; carrots, $1.25; parsnips, $1.50; beets, $1.75; horseradish, 10c per pound; as paragus, 712cper pound; lettuce, head, 2575c per dozen ; onions, 12 di15c per dozen; radishes, 15c per dozen; rhubarb, 23c per pound. Butter City creamery, extras, 28c; fancy outside creamery, 2628c; store, 18c. Butter fat prices average 1 cents per pound under regular but ter prices. Eggs Oregon ranch, 2?,24c per dozen. Poultry He-is, 1516c; broilers, 28(f?:30c; fryer, 22f25c; roosters, 10c; ducks, 1415c; geese, 10(S!llc; tur keys, 20c; squabs, $2.503 per dozen. Pork Fancy, 10c per pound. Veal Extras, 8c per pound; ordi nary, 7c; heavy, 6c. Hops 1909 contracts, 10c per pound; 1908 crop, 88i.ic; 1907 crop, 3ti)4c; 1906 crop, lJs'c. Wool Eastern Oreeron. 17tf?22 V. per pound; valley, fine, 24c; med ium, awe; coarse, 21c; mohair, choice, 24(ffi25c. Cattle Steers, toe $5.255.50? fair to good, $4.755; common to me dium, $4fti;4.50; cows, top, $4.254.50; fair to good, $3.75rt4.25; common to medium, $2.50(3.50; calves, top, $5 5.50; heavy, $3.50(4; bulls and stags, $3(53.50; common, $22.75. Hogs Best, $7.50 Cm 7.75 fair to good, $7.25(?j,7.50; stockers, $66.50; China fats, $6.75(7. Sheep Top wethers, $4(??4.50; fair to good, $3.504; ewes, 4c less on all grades; yecrlings, best, $4.50; fair to good, $4g4.25; spring lambs, $5 5.50. GREAT FAIR IS READY. President Taft Will Press Solid Gold Key at Noon June I.' Seattle, Wash., May 31. When President W. H. Taft presses the gol den key in the White House at noon. Pacific Coast time, June 1, the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition will be opened, complete in every detail. Officers of the fair have made good their promise of preparedness on open ing day and during the last week there has been a rush night and day to have the exhibits in order. The finishing touches were put on the grounds early this week. President Taft will use a telegraph er's key, made from the first gold taken from the Klondike, and set with the identical nuggets taken out by the discoverer of the Northern Eldorado, August 16, 1896. The key has been mounted on a slab of Alaska marble, and was presented to the President of the United States by George W. Car mack, discoverer of the Klondike gold fields. The opening program at the exposi tion grounds will begin at 9:30 o'clock with a parade of United States army troops, mariners and sailors from the Pacific cruiser fleet and from the Jap anese warships under Vice-Admiral Ijichi. Col. T. C. Woodbury, U. S. A., acting commander of the Depart ment of the Columbia, will be grand marshal. His chief aide will be Cap tain A. M. Weatherill, U. S. A., who has been assigned to the exposition by the war department. The marching soldiers and sailors will be reviewed by the American and Japanese ad mirals and the visiting governors at the head of the court of honor. The exercises at the natural amphi theater will begin at 10:45 o'clock, with an overture by Innes' band. The invocation will be offered by Bishop Edward O'Dea, of Seattle. A short address will be given by Director-Gen eral I. A. Nadeau, and the band will play "Gloria Washington," the official march of the exposition. James J. Hill will deliver the opening address. He will be followed by J. E. Chilberg, president of the Exposition. Bishop E. W. Keator, of Olympia, will pro nounce the benediction. The program at the amphitheater will be timed to close at noon, at which hour President Chilberg will signal the president of the United States that the fair is ready. There will be an exchange of messages, after which the signal will be given from the White House which will start whistles blowing in all parts of the city. Flags will be run up on all of the buildings and the artillery companies will fire a national salute. WHEAT PANIC CLOSED. Patten Fixes Price at $1.34 and Re fuses to Send it Higher, Chicago, May 31. May wheat walked out of the pit of the Chicago Board of Trade today with head up, firm step and not a .sign of wavering anywhere the second time in the history of the board when Ja wheat corner was carried through successfully to the final day of the option. The only other successful deal was that in September wheat conducted . by B. P, Hutchinson, more than 20 years ago, when the price touched $2. Opening at $1.34, which was a cent higher than the close of yesterday, the market remained steady during the trading hours, finally closing at the opening price. Mr. Patten's brokers stood ready all morning to sell to any one who wanted to buy at the quoted price, and they also stood ready to buy from any who wanted to sell at that price. It is estimated that the trading in the option amounted to about 150, 000 bushels. It is believed that Mr. Patten has about 6,000,000 bushels of cash wheat on hand to disposh of. Experts say that, owing to the recognized scarcity of milling wheat, he will be able to sell his possessions at prices ranging irom $1.25 to today's closing quota tions. It is said that within the last few days local millers have paid from 1 to 2 cents above the May price to get mmnig wheat. Draw French Capital. Paris, May 31. Morgan, Harjes & Co. have formed a syndicate for intro ducing the common shares of the United States Steel corporation on the Paris Bourse. The news has not yet oeen made public here, but it is ex pected that it will create a sensation. In financial circles the matter is re garded as of far-reaching influence. For years American bnakers have been knocking at the door of the Paris ex change in order to draw on the enor mous surplus represented by the sav ings of the French investors. Barred by Garlic on Breath. Chicago, May 31. A man has no right to go to a theater if his breath reeks with the odor of garlic and the management has a right to exclude him. This was the decision of Muni cipal Judge Heap today in the case of James La Mantia against Susanna Lange, proprietor of a nickel theater, La Mantia asked $700 damages. Tes timony showed that two other Italians visited the theater a few nights before and were ordered out. Strikers Steal Dynamite. New Orleans, May 31. A dispatch from Managua, Nicaragua, says the strike over fruit shipments has grown intense. Several cases of dynamite were taken from the Lopez Mining Company by the strikers. Many men have been poisoned. The steamers are all tied up to the docks and are without crews. Race BY- Zy HAWLEY CHAPTER X. (Continued.) Orenvllle had made up his mind that he was powerless; but (till, all the tame, Maude's letter must be answered. This, again, was not so easy to do. When the girl you are in love with appeals to you tearfully to save her from being married to somebody else, the obvious course would seem to be to run away with her yourself. But, as George Eliot says, "Running away, especially when spoken of as 'absconding,' seems, at a distance, to offer a good modern substitute for the right of sanctuary; but seen closely, it is often found inconvenient and scarcely possible." So, though to emulate young Lochinvar and bear off your fair Ellen of Netherby may seem the proper thing to do on the first blush of such occasion, yet, on mature reflection, It may prove hardly feasible. Mrs. Lochinvar must be clothed and fed, while the reiving and raiding by which that adventurous gallant doubtless supported the lady of his love would, in these days, be known by the pro saic term of "robbery with violence." The attention of Colonel Henderson and his myrmidons, the grave consideration of bis countrymen, and an eloquent oration, rather to his disadvantage, by a criminal court judge, would probably be the ter mination of young Locliluvar's career in theso days. What is he to write? What is he to say? Can you not guess? Of course he will sit down and do the very thing he should not. He can't help, but he can complicate her troubles. Love is essen tially a selfish passion. Having no con solation to offer her, no assistance to ren der her, he betakes himself to his desk and pours forth his story of love and la mentation, lie exhorts her not to marry Pearman, but gives her no hint of how she Is to combat the difficulties that sur round her. He pours forth, in good, hon est, genuine terms, the tale of his love; he dwells on the certainty of his having a home ere long to offer her through his own exertions, and winds up with a tre mendous peroration about having loved ber from her cradle. He has done noth ing of the kind. His love is a child of something under a twelvemonth's growth ; and though I fear all lovers romance fearfully, they thoroughly believe in their figments at the time. Then comes another sheet of postscript about "can she love him?" he shall know no rest till be gets her answer. And after it is all done and posted, Grenvllle Rose feels more un easy than ever. He is not thinking so mucn of poor Maude's troubles as What will she say to his declaration of love? He racks his brain for every trace of favor she has shown him all the past year, sweet and cousinly she has been ever, but no sign of love can he recall Fool that I have been!" he mutters; "I have been so careful not to give her a bint of my feelings. I wish I had that letter back. No, I don't. I don't know. in short " and the last fragment con tained pretty well the gist of Grenvllle's thoughts at present. CHAPTER XI. Maude, as she has already explained, has been having a hard time nf it .t Glinn these last two or three dvn. T.lfo has been all so easy to her so far, that sne naroiy realizes the facing of this, her first genuine trouble. Kh ( . ing the post anxiously this morning ; Gren is certain to write to her by return, and her belief in Gren is unbound Once more the icy breakfast table she so areaus. tier lather looks at her as a culprit who would subvert the old Gre cian story, and sacrifice her parent in stead of presenting her throat to the knife. Mrs. Denison evidently looks upon ber as a sainted martyr. She loves and sympathizes with her -damrhter .k. proves of her spirited refusal, but she cuunoi uesen ner old Idols. "The kins vxu uu iiu wrong. Harold Denlson's opinion must be hers outwurrilv ti. in her heart of hearts she may rebuke uereeu IOr noi Deing on ber daughter' side. A !t-i ri ... a. icner irom urenviue for you niauae, said ber father, as he threw It across. She and her cousin were regu lar correspondents, so that it nif.j remark; yet the mother noticed that the gin, instead ot tearing it open as was her wont, slipped it quietly Into the pocket of her dress. Maude felt as If she pos- Bessea a lausman against her troubles and determined to rend l In ti.. . ovuiuue of her own chamber, and there she betook uerseu as soon as Dreolctast was over. Her cheek flushed the large grey eyes opened wide with asionisnment. urenvllle's tale of passion ate love would hhvo luwi Kiris. albeit he has not as yet in these pages uftucU w i.jr Hreai advantage still Grenvllle Rose had a v . . . , upon his shoulders, and was a comely man to look upon, to boot. He told his love well, and few mH On. An.... IM ' - do not reciprocate It, can listen unmoved when that-old-world story is passionately told them. There was plenty of warmth in Grenvllle s fervent pleading, and after reading the letter through twice, Maude dropped the paper on her lap, and, utterly oblivious to her troubles, fell Into a rev erie. It seemed so strange. She had loved and admired Gren as long as she could remember, but she had never thought of him in this way at least, she did not think so, and yet, almost unconsciously to herself,, of late she had been more solicit ous about gaining his good opinion and pleasing him than of yore. "To think Gren should care about me In this way 1" she murmured ; "and I do I love him? I don't know. He's nicer, and better, and cleverer than anyone I ever met. Why didn't he tell me this when he was here last? I think I'd rather have heard It from himself. Ahl but doesn't he tell me why not?" and the girl once more took up the letter and read : "All this, my darll-uj, has been on my lips for months, bnt how could 1 tell jrou? how could I seek your love who for a Wife SMART had not even a home to offer? What the struggle has been to see you so oiten, ana yet keep down what surged within me, I only know. When I kissed your cheek at parting last time, I nearly clasped you in my arms and poured out tne secret oi my soul to you. I did not; it seemed madness It Is perhaps madness now ; but, my darling, I could not lose you. When you tell me that another seeks the prize I covet, right or wrong, I must speak. Maude, you must decide between us. Can you trust me, and wait?" Once more the letter tell in ner tap, and the softened grey eyes and slightly flushed face augured well for Grenvllle Rose's wooing. "Yes," she muttered, softly, "I think I love him now as he would have me; and If I don't quite yet for it seems all so new to me I know I could shortly. Gren, dear, what am I to write to you? I think it must be 'Yes.' " It was wrong, she thought, to keep Gren in suspense when he was so dread fully in love with her; so that night's mail bore a timid, fluttering little note, the receipt of which produced a tre mendous state of exhilaration In that young Templar. Rut poor Maude, after the first flush of exultation that enters the breast of every girl at a welcome declaration of love, quickly awoke to the fact that her position was not a whit Improved by It. She confided her engagement to her moth er, and for the first time in her life Maude beheld Mrs. Denison really angry. "I'm surprised and disgusted with Gren vllle," said that lady. "It's too bad of him, taking advantage of a child like you in this manner. I like him, always have liked him, and, under different circum stances, would have sooner seen you ,hls wife than any man's I know. But be can barely keep himself as yet, and must know that his thinking of a wife at all is foolish in the extreme, and that think ing of you is simply absurd. He's behaved very badly, and if you don't promise to write and break it off, you can say, by my desire, I shall tell your father all about it." "Oh, mother, you won't do that," said Maude. "Not unless you oblige me," said Mrs. Denison, sternly. Poor Maude was electrified. That the mother she had been always accustomed to pet, and do as she liked with, should suddenly rise against her like this, was past her comprehension. Yet to anyone who has made character his study, noth ing can be more In accordance with the usual law In such cases. Weak, feeble characters, when, either from caprice or driven by necessity, they exert such power as may be in their hands, Invariably do It tyrannically and despotically. Mrs. Denison has suffered of late from the stern rule of her lord and master. In spite of all her love for her daughter, she has become dimly conscious that there will be no peace at Glinn nnless Maude yields assent to the ukase Harold Deni son has promulgated. Women of her class can suffer, but they cannot resist Even now she would not urge Maude to marry Fearman. Bnt that her Impecunl ous nephew had dared to entangle her daughter in an engagement, especially at this time, roused as much wrath within her as her nature was capable of. Most mothers, I imagine, would deem she had grounds for Indignation. All this while Pearman has not been Idle. Slowly, but surely, the legal notices and proceedings progress, and Harold Denison knows full well that within three weeks ten thousand pounds must be found or unnn must go to toe hammer. The Pearmans conduct the campaign with scrupulous politeness. It Is quite In ac cordance with the old traditions of the Battle of Fontenoy. They apologize for every fresh process, and allude to it as a mere matter of form. They affect to be lieve mat mere can be no doubt Mr. Den Ison will easily pay them off at the r. piration of the notice of foreclosure. The old gentleman even indulges in popularity on the subject. "Mean to have the very last day out of us, I see, sir; and quite right, too," he chuckled, upon meeting the squire one aay. "Yes, Pearman," was the grim ret . . "I learned the exacting of my pound of flesh, to the last pennyweight, in your hands. I have not forgot my lesson. You burn It Into your pupils' minds prettv The old lawyer has laid himself to another rebuff, and Denison has not failed to take advantage thereof. Why? Sarcasm breaks no bones, few knew bet ter than that astute "fisher of men." His sentlvlness was tolerably blunt, and uuie wnat men said to him, vr oi mm, bo long as the furtherance of ths object he had In view ott..i,j That Ms son should marry Maude Deni son was the goal he now aimed at, and that that was to be brought about, be m mougui isr irom Improbable. To iuai eua ne conceived, even while press ing him for money, It was quite necessary to keep on easy terms with the squire ftone knew better than ha h is for a proud man to take his words back, and If what he now played for was to be achieved, that was a necessity. The task must be made as easy as possible the unpalatable draught sugared as far u migui oe. " ,l1' answered; "you will have your joke. Mr. Den! m ghty pity you couldn't make up your mind to concentrate the property once more. Beg pardon, Squire," he continued, deprecating Denison's angry gesture "don't fear my alluding to It again I was presumption on my part, I know, and If I said anything to vex you, I'm sure i m neartlly sorry. You'll forgive an old "J Wh0' .not haTln8 brought up ,w. ,.o, .aw nowing but the con centration of an estate. Ym t t T was all In the wrong; it isn't likely Miss Maude could be brought to think of such ot the mortgage is no Inconvenience, . -- "- out BimV got so deep In the racing now, that V must get that sum together befort ti! Two Thousand. I wish he wun he's clever, Sam is clever In his .!. too great a gentleman for me. No fense, sir, I hope; but I'm a piam CHAPTER XIL Harold Denison touched his hut k .. ily, and rode home; buf the old orowr'i artful speech still simmered In his hu -v. .v u. mi mi wouio cut tin tangled knot of his difficulties. He tZ made inquiries. Young Pearm&n been brought ifp a gentleman, and .iiJ In several good houses in the county H, naturally a little exaggerated this to hj self, to Justify the course he intended tt pursue ; nay, ior ine matter of that, hti been pursuing for some days. His wij, had told him that she had laid the Pet,, man proposition before Maude, and thu the young lady had declined, with thanki-! since which Intelligence he had bullied ... . uinwii, nuu nuuuueu or treated hi, daughter with cold indifference. The headi of the family can make contumadooi children conscious of their high dUpiey. ure without any unseemly rating laittt that may be looked upon as mere mild tad salutary punishment compared to the otk. bi iuui oiur wmon, io speak metapb. ically, consists In being condemned to u domestic Ice house. It is hard to describe still there will be few of my reade who, if they have had the good fortum not to experience it, but must have Met some culprit enduring that slow pun,h, ment meted out more often, perhaps, to daughters than sons. But don't w tu know It ; the chilling rejoinder that meeti any attempt at geniality the auttett loos mat seems tor say it Is beresy that we should presume to forget the meaiun of our offending the moral thong alwsyi awaiting us should we show any signs of relapsing into cheerfulness? Rah! thott physical torturers of the middle ages wen mere oungiers at tnelr craft. From this time poor Maude's life wu made heavy to bear. Harold Denison tost for her to his study, and himself put 1'earman's proposal before her. He en larged upon its advantages, and decltwd that It was her duty to save the property to ner descendants ; on ner head it rett ed whether the Denlsons of Glinn should cease to exist, as of course her future husband must take her name. For him self, he cared not he was an old nun, and It mattered little to him. Any foreiro watering place was good enough for bin to wear out bis miserable life In. Hi deplored the follies of his youth. It was sad that a father should plead be fore a daughter in this wise. He could bear anything but the thought that the Denlsons of Glinn should be expunged from the roll of the county in which they had dwelt and been known since the Wan of the Roses; all this It was In Maude'i power to avert Why could she not nur ry this man? He hard been brought up t gentleman, and mixed In the best sodctr in the county. If not quite her eqnal in blood, he would repair the shattered for tunes of the family. Such matches wen made every day. The destiny of the plu tocracy was to strengthen the aristocracr, Far be h from him to put any pressure upon her, but it was his duty as a parent to lay the whole case before her. Gallantly did Maude fight her battle, and though at the end 'of this long Inter view she stood with flushed and tear stained cheeks to listen to her father1! final exordium, she was still resolute li her refusal. But the struggle was too unequal Un der the pressure put upon her by her hue band Mrs. Denison had not only made Maude write a letter of renunciation to Grenvllle Rose, but had penned him a ver) severe philippic herself, In which she in sisted that all correspondence should cease between them. She had further, under the threat of revealing everjthinj to Mr. Denison, extorted a promise from Maude that she would write no more to her cousin. She knew ber daughter well, and felt Implicit confidence that, her word once pledged, troth would be kept. I have described the first stage of the attack. It is a common enough itorj, as many a woman could bear witness to, as far as the general details go. Can you not easily guess the result? She wu a high-spirited girl, and bore herself bravely in the beginning ; but cut off from all communication with her lover, she gave way at last to" the moral pres sure brought to bear upon her, and, with pale cheeks and heavy eyes, whispered bet mother "that they might do with her u they liked; if she couldn't marry Greo, she didn't care who it was." (To be continued.) A Bojr' Way. Harold was going to a party that evening. As the weather was rather doubtful bis father gave hiin a ha" dollar and told hirn to get a cab If B rained when he came home. It did rain, and mined hard. When Harold came home he was drenched. ' "I thought I told you to get s cab If it rained," said his father. "And so I did," was the reply. "I had a ' dandy ride, and came home on top, beside the driver." rhlladelphl Ledger. The Power of a Will. Hojax There goes Mrs. Jlmjone. They say she married Jlrajones to " form him and has succeeded by force of will. Tomdlx But she Is such a f little thing t How did she manage ltf Ilojax By giving him to understanl that if he didn't brace up and do bet ter she would will all ber money to charity. Ilia First Clear. "Ah, my lad," sighed the benevolenl old gentleman, "It certainly makes m feel bad to see you smoking that tu cigar 1" "Den we can shake, mister," sponded Tommy, making a wry-f "It makes me feel bad, too." OhlcaP News. Very SHffM, Indeed. Blnks (who has given Jinks a ctfJi You'll find, old chap, that is & thing like a cigar. . , Jinks (after a few puffs) By Jwei there is a slight resemblance. "Ml It It? Royal Magazine. . '