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OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
WOOL SEASON GOOD. Yield l Large and Prices High and Grower Satisfied. Portland The Oregon wool season of 1909, which has now been brought to a close, has been one of the most successful in the history of the state. The yield was large and the price high, and the growers are entirely satisfied with the result It has also been a profitable year, so far as it has gone, for the dealers. The wool clip of Oregon this year netted the farmers of the state about $4,000,000. Tbey have also received very good prices for their mutton, sheep and lambs, and are altogether in as prosperous a condition as the farm ers in other parts of the state who heav devoted their energies to raising grain. It has been an ideal year for the Ore gon aheep men with the weather right at every season to produce the best re sults. As a consequence, the output was larger than it has been in recent years and the quality was better. At the same time there was a sharper de mand from buyers and prices were higher. The quality of the wool was excel lent. It was of better staple than last year, though of heavier shrinkage, ow ing to the dry spring. The average weight of the fleeces was placed at 9s pounds, the heaviest average ever known in the state. The wool sheared fully one pound to the fleece more than it did last year. The highest price paid during the season in Eastern Oregon was 23 cents, which was realized on a part of one clip at Shaniko. The larger part of the best grades sold between 20 and 22 cents. Some scouring wools went at 13 cents, and other coarse grades mov ed at prices up to 17 cents. For the clip, as a whole, the average price was abpout 19?4 cents. CLEARING UP LAND TITLES. Special Agents Making Visit to Kla math County. Klamath Falls E. P. Jones, a- spe cial agent of the general land office. and Peter Ogden Applegate, state land agent, have arrived from Salem to in spect some lands about the lakes the titles of which are in question between the state and the United States. The greater part of the lands in this section have long since been classified either as government or as belonging to the state under the swamp land grant of March 12, 1860, but there are some odds and ends still undetermined The classification of these becomes very important, since the Klamath basin is now coming into its own and the rich alluvial lands about the lakes will soon be in great demand. Messrs. Applegate and Jones went up the Klamath lake by launch to be gin their examination of the low lands at the head of the lake and will prob ably spend several days in their inves tigations. Remove Government Dredge. Marshfield Captain Peters, who has bad charge of the government dredge Oregon at work in Coos bay, has re turned from Portland and announces that the dredge is to be removed in a week and taken to the Columbia river for repairs. The work started here is as yet uncompleted, but the efforts of the people to keep the dredge here were fruitless. It is quite likely now that the port commissioners will build a dredge of their own. Complains of Late Trains. Salem A. F. Will, of Aurora, has complained to the railroad commission of poor train service maintained by the Southern Pacific at Aurora. The train due to arrive at 9:25 o'clock in the morning is from two to four hours late regularly, says Mr. Will, and that city had about as well not have any train as far as it is an accommodation to pas sengers and shippers. Government to Build Dredge. Pendleton The government has com menced advertising for bids for a $10,- 000 bridge across the Umatilla river at Cayuse station. The appropriation lor the structure was made last winter, The bridge will have a carrying capa city of 20 tons. The building of the bridge will form an important link in the construction of the proposed road to Wenaha springs. Governor Benson Invited. Salem There has been received at the governor's office a conv of the offi cial call for the fourth annual uMinn of the Dry Farming congress at Bil lings, JHunt,, October 26, 27 and 28. feature of the congress will be gov ernors' dav. when the mvnnp nf number of the Western states will be present. Apple Fair for Hood River. Hood River The annle growers nf Hood river valley held a rousing meet ing at tne Ummercial club rooms last ween ior me purpose or forming a per manent organization, and to lay plans for an annual apple fair. C. D. Thompson was elected chairman and W. H. Walton secretary. Coos Plans Own Dredge. Marshfield Now that positive an nouncement has been made that the government dredge Oregon is to be re moved from this harbor, the port com mission will probably at once begin construction of a larger and better dredge to be used permanently for im provements on Coos bay. CROPS IN GRANT HEAVY. Wheat and Fruit Will Bring Farmers Good Prices. Prairie City For the first time in the history of the John Day valley the products of the soil will be thrown up on the market. With the coming of the railroad this fall the fruit and grain raisers will be able to send their sup plies to Baker City and all railroad points. According to reports received here there is a short fruit crop in many sec tions of Eastern Oregon. Grant coun ty never bad a better yield of all kinds of fruits and grains than this year. Heretofore apples have been fed to the hogs and fruit could be bad for the picking. This summer contractors are buying the fruit in the orchards. It will be boxed and shipped to railroad points. The flour mills of the John Day val ley are paying $1 a bushel for wheat Although the yield is much in advance of previous years, there will not be enough wheat to supply local demands. The people of Grant county have im mense tracts of land that have never been cultivated, and now that the land is contingent to the railroad the wheat yield should be very materially in creased. Wheat of Grant county compares fa vorably with wheat raised in the lower counties. In fact, the Blue mountain wheat is of superior quality, especially where it has been irrigated. Umatilla-Morrow Fair. Pendleton The annual Umatilla and Morrow counties' fair which will oc cur here this month is causing consid earble interest and activity. Prepara tions are being made for agricultural exhibits which will eclipse anything ever seen in this section of the state. Special features are being arranged for the entertainment of the crowds, the latest being a "broncho busting" contest for which a local firm has put up a handsome saddle as a prize. It is expected that the best riders in this section will be here. Conserve Waste Water. Arlington The John Day Power company, composed of Oregon and Washington irrigation enthusiasts, is preparing to develop the immense wa ter power of John Day river, about 14 miles west of Arlington. The energy of this water, which has been idling away its strength for ages, will be converted into electricity and distrib uted over three or four counties. The company hopes to be ready by next spring to furnish Arlington and neigh boring towns with electricity for lights and power. Kozer Returns from East. Salem Insurance Commissioner S. A. Kozer has returned home from his trio of investigation in the East While in San Francisco Mr. Kozer spent sev eral days with Governor Benson, who, he reports, is in better health than for some time. While in the East Mr. Kozer attended the national convention of insurance commissioners and also looked into the methods employed by the insurance commissioners of . the Middle Western states. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Bluestem. 95c: club. 87c: red Russian, 85Jc; valley, 90c; Fife, 87c; Turkey red, 87c; f ortyfold, 89 ,jc. Barley r eed, ?26.50 per ton; brew ing, $27.50. Hay Timothy, Willamette valley, $12(516 per ton; Eastern Oregon, $17f 18; mixed, $15.50fill6.50; alfalfa", $13.50; clover, $1161,13; cheat $13 14.50. Butter City creamery, extras, 34c per pound; fancy outside creamery, 29 33c; store, 21g22c. Butter fat prices average 1 jkie per pound under regular butter prices. Eggs Oregon ranch, candled, 30c per dozen. Poultry Hens, 16 c per pound; springs, 17c; roosters, 910c; ducks, young, 14c; geese, young, 10c; tur keys, 20; squaba, $1.75(32 per dozen. Pork Fancy, 11(5)11 c per pound. Veal Extra, 9rfj)10c per pound. Fruits Apples, $12.25 per box; pears, $1.252; peaches, 50c$1.10 per crate: cantaloupes, $1.502; plums, 3590c per box ; watermelons, llc per pound; grapes, 50c(ft$1.75 per crate; casabas, $1.502 per dozen. Potatoes $1 per sack; sweet pota toes, ac per pound. Onions $1.25 per sack. Vegetables Beans, 4(5,5c per pound; cabbage, lljc; cauliflower, 75c $1.25 per dozen; celery, 50c(5$l; corn, 16(3,200; cucumbers, 10(325c; onions, 1215c; peas, 7c per pound; pep pers, SffllOc: radishes. 15c Der dozen? spinach, '5c per pound ; squash, 6c; to matoes, oum, voc per box. Hops 1909 contracts, nominal; 1908 crop, 14(315c: 1907 ctod. 11c: 190fi crop, 8c. Wool Eastern Oregon, 1623c per pound; valley, 23(i.25c; mohair, : ...w.w, i'- " 1 Cattle Steers, top. 4.50(34.60: fair to good, $44.25; common, $3.75(34; cows, top, $3.40(2,3.65; fair to good, $3(33.25; common to medium, $2.60 2.75; calves, top, $5(35.60; heavy, $3.50(3,4; bulls and stags, $2.7(3,3.25; common, $2(3:2.60. Sheep Top wethers, $4; fair to good, $3.60(23.75; ewes, c less on all grades; yearlings, best $4; fair to good, $3.603.75; spring lambs, $5.25 (3,5.60. Hogs Best, $8.76; fair to good, $8 (38.60; stackers, $6(3,7; China fats, $7.608. SUGGESTIONS FROM FARMERS. Census Director Durand Invites Their Practical Co-operation. Washington, Sept 6. The farmers of the United States are naturally very much interested in the census of agri culture and farms that will be taken April 15. 1910, as one of the subjects to be covered by the thirteenth decen nial census. Many are showing their interest by writing to the census bu reau for the purpose of making com ments upon census information regard ing agriculture as presented in the past The director of the census wel comes all such suggestions and gives them careful consideration, as he is anxious to have the results of the com ing census correspond as nearly as may be to the desires of the people most in terested. In addition to studying carefully these suggestions, the dire tor has on his own initiative requested certain professors of economics and agricul ture of the more important universi ties of the country, and other persons who have specialized in agricultural matters, to come to Washnigton for a short time for the purpose of studying carefully and criticising plans now un der way. Especially is it desired to obtain their opinion relative to the questions to be asked and their form, as the results to be obtained will so largely depend upon the character of the schedule and the manner in which the questions are propounded. These suggestions, coming from outside ex perts, are proving to be of great value, and it is believed that in consequence of this preliminary study more valua ble and accurate data will be obtained than could otherwise be secured. Af ter these special students and experts have made their preliminary Btudies, formal conferences are held in the office, in which the whole matter of the character of the shedules and the best methods of securing the information are thoroughly gone over. The department is also seeking to secure the advice and co-operation, as far as possible, of the officers and ex perts of the department of agriculture, of the state agricultural colleges, farmers societies and like organiza tions. SANTA FE STIRS UP RIVALS. Officials Call Hasty Conferences on Schedules. Chicago, Sept 6. The manager of the Santa Fe road has made a definite proposition to the Postoffice depart ment to put on a new mail and express train between Kansas City and Los Angeles that will reduce the present running time by ten hours This will require a trip of over 1,800 miles to be made in 50 hours, or at the rate of over 37 miles an hour, including stops. When it became definitely known to day that the Santa Fe had agreed to take ten hours off the latest schedule between Kansas City and Los Angeles, consternation reigned in the official ranks of the Western roads. Confer ences were held on all sides, agents of competing lines were dispatched to Washington with instructions to learn at all cost the position the government is likely to take in the matter, and or ders were hastily issued by the Rock Island and Southern Pacific for time card meetings. NATURAL BRIDGE FOUND. Rock Span 274 Feet Long Discov ered in Utah. Salt Lake, Utah, Sept 6. With i span of 274 feet and more than 300 feet high, a natural bridge, said to be the largest known, has been discovered by members of the Utah Archaeological society, who have returned from an ex pedition along the Colorado river, in Northern Arizona and Southern Utah, The bridge is located four miles north of the Arizona line in the state of Utah, six miles east of the Colorado river. On its top were found imbeded several fossils of remarkable size, in dicating the presence in earlier times of giant animal life. The party brought back photographs as well as a collection of rare pottery and baskets used by the cliff dwellers centuries ago. Decisive Battle Is Expected. Pera, Sept 6. The culmination of the border affrays between Turkish troops and the Montenegrins occurreed near Cusink, a city in Turikish terri tory, wnere a pitcnea Dattle was fought according to advices received here today. There were heavy losses on both sides and a number of casual ties reported. Among those injured were five Turkish women. The Mon tenegrins fired upon the Turks, accord ing to the dispatches. Armed forces are now facing each other on the fron tier, and a decisive battle is expected. Open Road to Promotion. Omaha, Sept 6. D. C. Buell and G. W. Sievers, appointed at the in stance of E. H. Harriman to conduct a technical school for instruction of Union Pacific railway employes, opened the inptitution today. More than 100 applicants were on hand, ranging from section bands to draughtsmen in the engineering department The school is designed to fit employes of the road for better positions and is open to them without expense. Many Lost in Java Flood. Batavia, Java, Sept 6. It is esti mated that 600 natives . have perished in the floods in Southeastern Java. The damage to property and crops has been enormous. ooooocoooooooooooooooooo 9 O) Pirateof A lastair RUPERT SARGENT A) HOLLAND Author of The Count at Hmrvmrd," etc. o o 9 O o o o o Copyright. 1908. br J. B. Llpplneott cn.vrTEit xi. Tr wns of the first Importance that Monsieur Duponceau should keep himself well hid. and to this end he spent his days in the cabin of the Ship, coming out only when night had fallen, and then roost cir cumspectly. There were not the same rea sons for concealment in my case, however. so I boarded the Ship soon after I left liar bare that day and set up my easel as an excuse in case any chance observers should look across the bench and see me. This also gave me the chance to keep a careful lookout. It was perhaps 4 o'clock when, as I sat on the gunwale of the Ship, sunning mvself and leisurely smoking a pipe. I saw Charles approaching with a pitcher and glasses. "The afternoon being so warm, 1 thought that you and the other gentleman might be wanting something cool to drink, sir," he explained, when he had come on board ; "so I made a pitcher of claret cup. "Much obliged to you, Charles. Take It down to the cabin, where It'll keep cool until we want it.' Charles disappeared with the clinking pitcher. When he returned I spoke agnin. "What is Monsieur Duponceau doing?" "He Is lying In one of the bunks, sir, with his eves wide ooen. and when he sees me, he says, sort of pleasnnt-Uke, 'You're trying to make me think I'm back In Taree. but unfortunately the setting Isn't the same:" "I don't expect to be much at home for tome time, Charles. I'm going to help Monsieur Ptiponceau here. We may need you suddenly, so keep an eye on the broken mast, and if you see a lamp or a flag come over at once. Otherwise, keep mum." "Yes, Mr. Felix. I've been pestered all day with some of them skulking fellows that wants to know my business. May land 'em one if they interfere?" "You man land 'em one whenever you feel like it; only, land so hard that there won't be any come-back." "Yes, I will, sir;" and Charles made so bold as to grin. I could see that the spirit of fight was taking bold of him also. I went back to my pipe and my drowsy survey of the sea. There was little wind, and the oily rollers swept calmly in with a curiously machine-like rhythm. Far out the funnel of a south-bound steamer sent a black ribbon across the sky ; to the west of the Shifting Shoal a sloop was lying to, watting for the evening breezes. I half dozed, thinking what a peaceful scene it was. Half an hour later I heard Duponceau call my name from the cabin stairs. "It's fettlng Intolerably warm down here; might it not be possible for me to come on deck if I kept in the shadow of the gunwale? I looked the situation over, and decid ed that no one could possibly see a man who bid at the side of the ship, keeping low down by the rati. I advised Dupon ceau of this, and then told him the mo ment, the beach being clear, he might dart from the hatchway, and scurry across to shelter. This he did, and, with a sigh of thankfulness at having reached fresh outer air, he stretched himself In the shadow, and I sat opposite, facing him ana watching Hie shore. "I've been sleeping," Duponceau said, "so that I could stand watch to-night What a beautiful world! Bat It's not like France ; nothing is like France. And to think I may not see it again !" "Why?" I asked. "Because " He hesitated. "Because I have enemies who would shut me away from the sea and the sky and the sun. atid so I have to come to some lonely cor ner or me .ew world, and seek refuge, Ah, tins new world of yours ! It Is good for the young, but not for those who have grown gray in the Old. There is only one world for them and one land ror me i love it as I might love a worn an. Foreigners have the habit of sentiment it did not seem strange to me to listen to the thoughts of an exile spoken In a voice that was musically clear. The frankness of the man cleared away all barriers. Suddenly looking up, I caught sight of Barbara coming towards us by the path behind the cliff. She carried a package under her arm. As I watched her descend carefully, I saw the two men that I had met in the morning come out of the pines and approach her. As she saw them ap pear, Barbara Involuntarily glanced over to the Ship, and the men instantly turn ed their eyes In the same direction, and so caught sight of me. "Sit still and keep very low," I wg. pered to Duponceau, under cover of mv pipe. J Barbara took a step forward. "Not so fast Where are you going?" demanded the surly faced chap. "I am going where I choose," she an swered, and took another step. "You're not going out to that Shin" be stated. "There's some one hiding here we mean to find." 8 ere feet011 hU WOfdS jumpwl 10 "What's the trouble? Miss Graham, wont you come on board?" I was careful to lean directly en nu. ponceau, In order to shield him better "We'll all three come," announced 'the man. I was put out; k would be Impossible for Duponceau to crawl from thVshel ter of the gunwale to the cabin now with out being seen. I temporized "Well," said I, "suppose "Come on." said the . .. bars you were very anxious before" He stepped forward. I Uold up!" I cried, pretending lawrrr. "I I didn't ask y00 to ' o o o e e o o Company. All rights reserved, q here. It happens that I m painting, ana don't wish to be disturbed." The other man Jaughed. We won t hurt your painting. I've never been over that boat, and she looks Interesting." Duponceau was still crouching low un der me. It was time for me to be em phatic. The Ship Is mine. I notigM it when I bought my cottage. I don t want you on board, and if you try to come on I shall certainly keep you off." Now Barbara spoke up. If all this contending is over me,' she said, "I'll give up my visit to-day. Some other day will do as well, Mr. rldon. Uood-alter- noon and she started away. 'Not so fast !" The surly faced man was beside her, bad bis hand on her arm. 'You will either go with us, miss, or he gives us a chance to search that boat. I could scarcely keep Duponceau crouching longer ; I could feel that his mixers were Itching for one of his re volvers. "Stop!" called a voice from the cliff, and I saw Rodney Isllp standing there. He took In at a flash that Barbara was in trouble, and came leaping to her aid, What the devil's this? Taks your hand away : and he raised nis walking-sues: in the man's face. The latter, startled at Islip's violence, dropped Barbara's arm and fell back. . "Now, what do you fellows want here?" demanded Islip. "I've a mind to thrash you both for touching a lady." "Vi e re going on board that boat, said the man ; then he hflltated. "Od we'll take the lady with us.'' "Oh, you will?" said Islip. "Yes," said the leader, his lonfidence returned ; "and I don't think you'll stop us." Rodney and he squared. The fight would be two to one; Barbara was trem bling. "Now," I cried, and looked along my leveled pistol, "if it's come to fighting, we'll all be in the fight. Islip, bring Miss Graham on the boat There's a bul let waiting for the man who stops you.' The men fell back, hesitating, and seis ing advantage of the moment Rodney too ua r uara s nana and led her over the causeway. They came up the ladder and on board. mats an. i cried to the men on shore. "You can go!" I had the drop on them, and their hands did not even seek their pockets as they turned and went Into the woods. But I knew that they were as sure of Duponceau's presence as If they had seen Mm on board. "Well," said Isllp, as he saw the strange figure of the Frenchman hidden behind the bulwark, "here's a pretty ket tle of Dsn ! So there is a mystery, and we re enrrying guns. My dear lady," said Duponceau, ris ing, "I shall never forgive myself for causing you such distress." But Barbara was not distressed; in stead, she looked very much pleased. I motioned Duponceau to go below to the cabin, and the others followed him there. I sat at the top of the steps. where I could both Join in the conversa tion and watch the shore. Barbara placed her package on the ta ble. "I thought I was only bringing you provisions," said she, "but instead I've brought you a recruit. Mr. Islip, this is Monsieur Duponceau," and she added ligfltiy, "the pirate of Alastalr." T -1 1 - .1 1. 1 1 r. . Biiy suuui unuus. do you re in on this, too, are you, Selden?" be called up to me. "All arrayed against the blood hounds, I take It? Well, whatever the game is, count me In on It I'll feel more as though I were back In little old New lork." Uood! cried .Barbara. "Now you've four men to man the Ship, counting Charles, and a spy at the club to bring you news and food." She caught sight of the pitcher of clar et and poured out four glasses. Then ne raised one to her lips. "I pledge myself in the defend nf r sieur Duponceau, who came out of the sea and found the land inhospitable!" bub cneu. unrm with me !" Ws drained our glasses. "That's the oath of fidelltv " .h. looking at Isllp and me, and I think she knew she could trust us both to the end n me auventure. The sun was dropping low. and Bar- yreparea 10 leave the Sh p. Islin "No," she said; "I'd rather go alone .o one win stop me now. You must stay here and watch durine !he nih lie bowed, but Insisted upon escorting -.. j.nen ne came back to the "It' nrlf L. , . . - u njmaricea to me as we sat alone on deck, "but I don't feel as though I were living in the twentieth cen tury any longer. It seems as If I'd gone back to about the sixteenth. I'm just ni s m TIYolver chance to get in a fight. I didn't know I was really mi trillion nf a savage. "Kima UuH T . way. longed to have a fight on this Ship' Ihen there's unuik:.. .1 . ... ' 1 . auoui wis man I can't resist." ,Jhn fe dark we supped on arb"? M brouht' ti divided up the watch for the night the we CHAPTER XII. We were not yet aufflMentl. . j ers to drop to sleep in the stuffy bunks below when It was not our turn on watc" Rodney tried It, but soon nme deck, announcing that h. never had felt more wide awake In hi, life ami bell.ved a wink. So we three busied ourselves mku, th. Ship snug, and Bofif I'npoDcvsu. There was no doubt bat ft,. i direction of the beach we . Impregnable. Inv.der. would to climb the rocks ,n ... ki through the water, or. If theyL !r causeway. ps. n(rroir base of the cliff. I .lu,,, have ample chance to defend and even If they succeeded 1 TT the Ship', side we would bar. V"8" tage of being .lx feet .hoveT' pulled In the rope Udder that ittnL.1 over the side and stowed tt . niDboard in tha nhi. t,-, ' I done everything precaution ofold I Jr we three gathered on th. forw, and sat with out backs to mt . . the shore. "a .... n BM The night was clear and wj. was little sound beyond the rejW, bing of the waves on the bead, tali occasional distant call of a blttr7fc2 me marsnes up-river. As I lL-tead I the talk of the other two. I TMiiJTa" Rodney was slipping under th.t T describable fascination of Dupoacew'it readily as I had done. But I say," put In Islin at U- you mean to tell me that yon a me iB Z way over here without any lum. .! you let those chaps land you Jmt ntiuum miiuiiig else I -W Ithout anything else tan box of papers" Duponceau smiled" each paper worth many thousand H. IIS WVIglli 1U gUIU. "Why," said Isllp, "what kind a rarities were those?" See how I trust you," return! a. other. "We hid the box In the tj back In the woods, between two rood i a hemlock, one pointing south bj tk compass, the other west The hemlji la ten paces west of a scarred fir tint ta stripped of Its sea branches by liyhtnlsj, 1 ,anow tne tree, said l. Rodney rubbed his hands Joyfully "T, gods and little fishes, think of h! Em since I was a boy I've wanted to kin my band In a buried treasure. W, to hide tin cans in the back yard, jut to dig them np again. And now to tliai that I've come across a real treuw! What would those other boys say!" Here s one of them now, I pat in. 1 used to do the very same tiling mytAV Duponceau was smiling again. "lot can both take it -lightly," he said, "V cause you do not know. Many men, in many governments, would give almost anything tor a chance at that boi t there." "Better and better. The higher tk Interest, the more sport for us," nil Rodney. "I've always wanted to be mind up In an international affray. I'm non than ever glad 1 decided to come to tb Penguin, for more reasons than out;' and he looked across slyly at me. I could not help liking him, even If M was in love with Barbara; he wu open and frank about everything. After a time Duponceau went belw for a two hours' nap, and Islip and I su on deck, smoking and chatting. About midnight the air grew colder, tod n walked to warm ourselves. "Do you think," said Rodney, fhullr, "that we might go on a hunt for that tree? My eyes are fairly Itching to fol low that trail, and we might recooDoltn the enemy's position you know. Wt could make tracks back to the Ship U there was any need." "Walt till Ihiponceau comes tip, uri we'll ask him," I suggested. In time, at the end of his midnight nap, Duponceau came on deck, and fare m permission to take a survey of the shore, "If I need you," he said, "I'll make tin call of the osprey listen ;" and he Ml forth a long, quavering cry that wu echoed back to us, from cliff and beadi. Armed with revolvers, Rodney and 1 slipped out of the Ship, forded the hit, and, keeping as close as we could to th rocks, for the night was bright with headed towards the pines. We said not a word, but tip-toe, I M1 inr he following, we skirted the wood! until we came to the scarred fir. Ttat I turned to look back ; the beach Uj l bright silver field sloping to tta which rippled like quicksilver beneath th stars. The beach w as empty as fie ert, and still, save for the lapping "Ten paces to the east," whisptrd Rodney, and, with infinite caution, ti tiptoed through the pines. The treei to very thick there ; we felt as if ploujnui Into an unknown screen. We came .v.. i.an.iw.b anil omiiched on the leas of it some instinct telling us that thw was need of caution. On hands v knees I crawled a foot farther, and beh a white tent. Its guide-ropes runnuil w the hemlock's roots. Islip pulled almw up beside me. (To be continued.) Whr He Kanst Ad a til. Tfonnrfom nre nroverbliilly peni n nn n nortnin occasion a reports went to a certain residence In Se York to get the details of an aK tiu v i i,.. ...... ,n.i tn a member ot ttlllCU UUU Uill'- v ... the family. As a rule, such dctiw are easy to get, and the news-gate" ...,nniu,,l hen the la' V no i uuuijr n m j' ....... .. who came to the door with scarcely a i ..,i if in his fnce. A in the New York Times tells the storj. di .i .i i..t tha house. Pre111' out; rcLiitru ly the door-bell rang furiously. refused to stir. Again the doorW rang, more furiously than berore. ... - . , .. . ! tne may wouiu uui . "I have told Mni that I wnl"" to say anything about the matter, " thought to herself, "and be to " right to be so persistent" . So she sat still while the door-1" rang again and again and agaln At last she could stand It non lonp So, opening a window over tne nw door, she poked her bead out ana n marked, severely: f . -Young man, I do not desire to" anything to you. Kindly do vf turb me any more. Go away. 7" man." rfpf "I can't I" shouted the Kfon "You've shut my coat-tails door!" Reaotioa. yl What a disposition that d haired Mlsa Tartum has!" . "No wonder. You'd have a tlon just like hera If your parents had named you W Sweet." "