OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
WOOL SEASON GOOD.
Yield l Large and Prices High and
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
Hay Timothy, Willamette valley,
$12(516 per ton; Eastern Oregon, $17f
18; mixed, $15.50fill6.50; alfalfa",
$13.50; clover, $1161,13; cheat $13
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
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
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;
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
Hogs Best, $8.76; fair to good, $8
(38.60; stackers, $6(3,7; China fats,
SUGGESTIONS FROM FARMERS.
Census Director Durand Invites Their
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
SANTA FE STIRS UP RIVALS.
Officials Call Hasty Conferences on
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
NATURAL BRIDGE FOUND.
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
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
RUPERT SARGENT A)
Author of The Count at Hmrvmrd," etc.
Copyright. 1908. br J. B. Llpplneott
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
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
"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
"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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Uold up!" I cried, pretending
I didn't ask y00 to '
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
"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
Rodney and he squared. The fight
would be two to one; Barbara was trem
"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
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
"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
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
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
"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'
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"
"I can't I" shouted the Kfon
"You've shut my coat-tails
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
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