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HILL GIVES PRIZES.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST WILD FRUIT GOOD. Old Orchards in Coast Range Without Car Give Fine Result. Cottage Grove Lincoln Taylor, who recently returned from an outing in the coast mountains, says be found a great many vacated homes throughout the section visited by him and the or chards, planted years ago by the home steaders, have gone wild and the fruit ia to be found in great abundance. Bears, coons and other fruit eating animals have infested the orchards in many places and the limbs have been badly broken, but that has not affected the bearing quality of the trees. Mr. Taylor says there is rarely a ease of scale or other disease to be found on any of the trees, and the cod lin moth is not in evidence. This is splendid evidence in favor of the entire coast range as fruit producing sections. Henry H. Veatch too, while on a hunting trip on Cedar creek, about eight miles from Cottage Grove, came upon a splendid orchard that had been entirely taken by the fir timber. He brought out fair samples of the apples, which surpass anything to be found on the lower levels in size, color and aro matic excellence. The fruit resembles the Gravenstein quite strongly, but ia more highly colored and measures more than 10 inches in circumference. On the William Landess ranch, just east of town, there is a fine Crawford peach orchard in the fir timber which is heavily laden with beautiful fruit BIG ORCHARDS PLANTED. Benton County Farmers Going in for Apple Culture. 7- Corvallis The Western Oregon Fruit company, of which Judge Borth and J. W. Polk, of Grants Pass, are the principal stockholders, will begin planting 1,000 acres to apples and pears October 1. Ibis company has purchased 1,700 acres near Monroe, Benton county, comes into possession October 1 and expects to plant fully 1,000 acres this fall. The Oregon Apple company will also begin planting at the earliest date pos sible. This company owns 800 acres south of Corvallis and has ordered trees to plant 600 acres to apples and pears at once. This company owns some of the sightliest land in Benton county. The Willamette Orchard company. which recently purchased the famous Samuel Wyatt farm, two miles west of Corvallis, is preparing to plant 125 acres this fall. Mayor Virgil E.JWattes, who put 4U acres or the Pleasant View fruit farm to apples this spring, will add 20 acres this fall. There have been many small acre' ages set to fruit this year and it is expected that fully 2,000 acres of new orchard will be set out in Benton county by January 1. Filling .Farmers' Warehouses. La Grande. Over 15,000 bushels of grain are already stored in the farmers' union warehouse at Island City, al though the roof on the building is not yet completed. The union is yet in its infancy in Union county, but the farm ers are working together splendidly, and it is thought that before the stor ing season is over 30,000 bushels of wheat will be in this warehouse. The wheat is pooled and held in the ware house for sale, and when the buyers purchase the grain it will be con veniently near the main line of the railroad for shipment. Work on Branch to Benin. Albany J. B. Eddy, right of way agent of the Southern Pacific, states that work will begin on the Lebanon- Crabtree branch next week. He was in Albany en route to Portland from Lebanon where he has completed se curing rights of way for this branch. Tl ill I t . . n win De eigni mues long ana connect the north and south mHa nt tha WnnH. bum-Springfield line, not now operated oecause oi tne wrecked bridge across the South Santiam. Send Display East. Hood River Hood River is prepar ing a display of fruit at the National Irrigation congress to be held in Chi cago in November. The Hood River Aople Growers' union expects to send a car of the finest apples to the great show. Thomas- Persons is in Hood River taking scenes of the apple in dustry with a moving picture camera. These will be used in connection with the display of fruit Hophouse and Crop Burns. Woodburn The Kendall hophouse, east of Woodburn, burned last week together with 14,000 pounds of this year's bops, which had been contract ed at 9 cents. The building was owned by Frank Kendall an1 rented by Lee Kendall. The cause of the fire is un known. The building and contents were insured in the Hopgrowers' Fire Insurance company. Cove Fruit Goes East. Cove Stackland Bros., probably the largest fruitraisers in the Grand Ronde valley, are shipping mixed fruits w me eastern markets. Plums, pears, crabapples and apples are in season and a full crew is at work in theorcbard. Two cars were shipped last week and two more have been forwarded this week. Record Yield of Oat. La Grande. The largest yield of oats reported in tho valley is reported by W. D. Sawyer, of tho Pierce-Sawyer ranch, close to Hot Like. Off of 120 acres of oats the yield was 10,370 bush els. This is close to 83 bushels to the acre, BIG FRUIT TRACT BOUGHT. Eastern Capitalists Purchase 1,260 Acres in Rogue Valley. OranU Pass. One of the largest deals to take place in Rogue river fruit lands occurred a few days ago, when a representative of Eastern capitalists purchased the S. II. Eiggs property, consisting of 1260 acres. This is one of the finest bodies of land in the county, and is supplied with 2000 inches or more of water from the Ap plegate river. Its former owners found much profit in raisins three crons of alfalfa each year, and selling it at from $ia to -'(J a ton, but It has now be come so profitable to raise fruit that three hay crops do not produce suf ficient revenue to satisfy the fruit raiser. The buyer and his associates will take possession of tho premises on the first day of January, and they will at that time put on a large force of men to lay out the tract in an ideal manner, with convenient avenues run ning in every direction, in order to make it the largest tract of land de voted to fruit alono in ltogue river valley. The entire premises will be planted as rapidly as possible in peaches, pears and commercial apples. This place formerly belonged to Con sul II. B. Miller, but last year it was sold to S. II. Eiggs, who kept it nine months, raised several hundred tons of alfalfa hay, and sold out at a price up into six figures. Irrigation Near Vale. Vale D. M. Brogan, the Seattle capitalist, who is constructing a large irrigation project on Willow creek about 24 miles from Vale, is meeting with great Buccess and encouragement in the reclamation of 30,000 acres of land just north of the project recently rejected by the government because of lack of funds. Several ranches have been purchased from settlers and three reservoirs will be constructed, the water to be taken from Willow creek and its tributaries. A railroad is be ing built from Vale to Brogan, the townsite of the project Forest Ranger Examination. Bend The examination for the posi tion oi lorest ranger in the Deschutes national lorest will be held at Prine- ville October 16 and 17. At these ex. aminations applicants are put through a severe test of their abilities in the various branches of forest work, from cruiaincr to road nnri hrirltro mob-inn- One of the most important features of the work of foresters in thia recion ia the supervision of cattle and sheep ranging in tne reserve, where the herds and bands are pastured in the summer montns. Coos Has Another Line. Marshfield The Coos Bay Electric Railway company has just been incor porated, with a carjital stock of SI.- 500.000. The incoroorntnrn are .Turn en H. Flanagan, W. S. Chandler and F. C. McCollom. Those connected with the movement sav their nlann are not sufficiently developed to make anv statement of the purpose of the com pany. Air. t lanagan is a local banker ana Mr. handler is a San Franciscan interested extensively in Coos bay. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Bluestem, 96c; club, 87c; rea Russian, 85c; valley, 90c; fife, 87c: Turkev red. 87c? 40-fnlrl RQle Barley Feed, $25.5026; brewing, $26.5027 per ton. Oats No. 1 white. $27ri)27.25 ner ton. Hay Timothy, Willamette valley, $15(3)16 per ton; Eastern Oregon, $17.5018.50; alfalfa, $14; clover, $14: cheat S13rffil4.R0! $1516. Butter City creamery, extras, 36c; fancv outside creamarv 3!t!tn. - - J UIVWVI., store, 2122c per pound. Butter fat prices average ic per pound under reirular butter prices. Egga Oregon ranch, candled, 32Jc Poultry Hens, 1617c per pound: springs, 1617c; roosters, 910c; oucks, young, 14idc; geese, young, 10llc; turkeys, 20c; squabs, $1.75 z per aozen. Pork Fancy, 9K10c per pound. Veal Extra, 10(a)10c per pound. Fruit) Apples. $lrt,2.2K pears. 50cffi S1.2fi- xwnnhoa 7K..i or per crate; cantaloupes, $50c$1.25; piums, per pox; watermelons, leper Pound: o-rnnpa 4r)cil ok f o 1 J - " V . - " 1 crate; Concords, 25c per basket; casa- oas, ?i.oU(g per crate; quinces, $1.50 per box. Potatoes 75c(S!Sl Per R.iclr- aaroat potatoes, 2c per pound. unions $ l.zs per sack. Vepetables Rpnnn ArhKn nor nnimrl cabbage, lljc; cauliflower. 75c(fi $1.25 per dozen; celery, 50(5)75c; corn, io(g,zuc; cucumoers, I025c; onions. 1215c; peas, 7c per pound; pep pers, 45c; pumpkins, lc; squash, 5c; tomatoes, 50c per box. Hops 1909 Fuggles, 20(f21e per pound; clusters, nominal; 1908 crop ic; iu7 crop, izc; 19U6 crop, 8c. Wool--Eastern Oregon. 16a23e ner pound; valley, 2325c; mohair, choice, 2326e. Cattle Steers, ton mialitw iA of.?, - -- ' r "j , 4.50; fair to good, $4; common, $3.5C 3.75; cows, top, $3.50; fair to good, $3(ffij3.25; common to medium, $2.50 2.75; calves, top, $5(35.50; heavy, $3.604; bulls, $22.25; stags, $2.50 3.50. , Hogs Best, $8; fair to good, $7.76 0)7.85; stackers, $67; China fata, $7.608. Sheep Top wethers, $44.25; fair to good, $3.503.75; ewes, z lesson all grades; yearlings, best, $44.25; fair to good, $3.503.75; spring lambs, $5.255.60. Railroad Builder Help Cry Farming Congress With Cup. Billings, Mont, Sept 27. Five sil ver cups, aggregating $220 in value, will be features of the list of prizes offered by James J. Hill, chairman of the board of directors of the Great Northern railway, for best exhibits at the International Dry Farming exposi tion wbicb will be held at Billings, Montana, October 25-29, in connection with the Fourth Dry Farming congress, October 26-28. George J. Ryan, gen eral industrial agent of the Great Northern, has sent to the headquarters of the congress at Billings a list of the prizes and the conditions under which they will be awarded. The aggregate value of all the prizes is $1,000. This award by Mr. Hill is similar to that made by him in the case of the Omaha Corn exposition, with the exception that the cup feature is made a special one in favor of the Dry Farming con gress, in regard to the cash prizes, Oregon, Washington and Montana are given the same list thereby eliminat ing the competition of one state against another where conditions for certain crops might be better in one state than the other. BURNING LAKE STUDIED. Adventurous Spirits Go Into Crater of Active Volcano. Honolulu. Sent. 27. L. M. Hale. J. Reynolds, and Earnest Moses, a photo grapher, descended today into the pit oi me crater oi Mount Kilaueau, re maining half an hour on the edge of a ourning laice oi lava ana tire. This is the first time that this feat has been accomplished. The members of the party ventured almost to the rim of the seething lake anq attempted to take photographs. The heat was intense and at times the adventurers walked over partially molten areas. After completing their observations, they returned safely to the rim of the crater, where half a dozen friends had witnessed the descent Kilaueau is one of the largest active volcanoes in the world, on th east slope of Maunaloa, Hawaii island. Its amtuae is 4,400 feet and the circum ference of its crater ia annul nine miles, with a depth varying from 700 to i,iuu leet, depending upon the level of the molten lava. Violent eruptions occurred in 1797. 1844 and IHHfi nnri since the latter date there have been several outbreaks of less severity. ENGINEERS TO YIELD. Settlement of Miners' Differences in Butte in' Sight. Butte, Mont, Sept 27. Although no aennue statements nave yet been made by either side, it develnnerf lat-a tonight that there is plausible prospect mat me ainerences existing between the Brotherhood of Stationary eers No. 1 and the Butte Miners' union may be settled, and the miners will re turn to their work at the various prop erties before tomorrow mnrnino- It is known that certain overtures have been made to the emrineera hv tho officers of the miners' union, and it is quue prooaoie tne engineers will make certain concessions wbich will be ac cepteable to the miners. Whether the concessions will be permanent and whether they will involve a return of me seceding engineers to the Western Federation of Miners, it was impossi ble to ascertain. The adjustment will be reached, it is oeuevea, witnout bringing the mining companies into the controversy, either as arbitrators or because of their influ ence, and it is highly probable that there will be nothing for Charles Moy er, president of the Western Federation of Miners, to settle when he arrives. Omaha Strike Nears End. Omaha, Sept 27. Chances of end ing the streetcar fw wu nuinu seemed favorable tonight President w allies, or the car company, after a meeting with the municipal officials tomorrow, will make a plain state ment of what conditions would be ac ceptable to the company. The strik ing employes, he savs. will ha rrixran an opportunity to accept his conditions. in a aisiuroance juat before the cars stopped running for the day, James Murphy, a conductor. down and seriously injured. Launch Sinks, 80 Drown. Victoria. B. B.. Sent 27 Mail vices from the Orient tell of a ship dis aster on the West river of South China, involving a loss of 80 lives. The launch Wo On. from Weichn v h Yuen, on August 11 capsized three mnes irom ner destination. The Bcci 1ent was caused bv the strnno- Twenty of her 100 passengers were saved by swimming and by clinging to wreckage. The Chinese aiithnritio .t Weichu chartered a steam launch which proceeded to the scene to recover the bodies of the victims. Reyes Goes to Europe. Monterev. Mexico Rnt 97 ' , . Ml. 1 W- lowinir the resignation nf l.onorfll Raw- nardo Reyes from the presidency of the local casino, it is rumored here that General Reyes is preparing to leave Mexico and to take up bis residence in curope. Much color is lent to the re ports due to the fact that thn General Reyes, valued at $90,000, is ror saie. ii is not oeueved that Reyes has intentions of leaving Mexico until after the elections. Johnson's Will Is Found. St Paul, Sept 27.' It was learned today that Governor Johnson had left a will bequeathing all bis estate, which probably will aggregate $25 000 to his widow. ThPirate of RUPERT SARGENT HOLLAND Author at "Th Ceant at Harvard," eta. i.. tnnm .- t I Innlnnatt COSHUBI. All ftShtS 111 O. aX ix?pyriBiH, two, uw ' :oi CIIAPTER XVI. (Continued.) The larder was well-stocked, thanks to Charles' foresight, and we md a most excellent sunper of potted ham, boned chicken, pilot biscuit, and coffee, boiled as only Charles knows how. While supper was being prepared Imponeeau and l made the round of the house, putting up the treat storm-shutters with which I us ually protected the windows from the winter gales, and piling packing-boxes and extra-heavy furniture against the doors, so that they mljfht be ready to withstand any sudden attack. I was sur prised to find how snug we could make the cottage. It had been built to weather the roughest of off-shore gales, but I never thought of It as useful for a log- house 'in case of attack by land. I was very proud of It when we barred the last shutter. Meanwhile Charles was spreading the table, and Rodney, reclining upon a couch as became a wounded warrior, was puf fing contentedly at the first cigarette he bad had In three days. "Little did I think, Selden," said he "when I lunched with you that day, that I d be coming back as a member of a midnight garrison, defending a mysterious gentleman in a blade cloak, who popped up out of the sea. Not but what I enjoy It," he added, as Duponcean looked his way; "I haven't had such a good time since I went bear-hunting In Labrador; but I should like to know what's happen ed to the market." "Perhaps I can smuggle Charles through the enemy's lines to the club In a day or two, I answered. Rodney grunted. "You talk of a day or two as though time were nothing. The whole bottom might drop out In less than an hour. However, I don't care so long a supper's come." We disposed of a prodigious meal, and when we had finished Duponeenn exam ined with great interest an armory of old swords and other war-like Instruments that hung over the mantel-piece. Finally he unhooked two long and rusty blades, compared them carefully, and, carrying them with him, went to the stairs. "You're not going to kill him?' I ex claimed. "Certainly not; but possibly we can end this campaign to-night. Come with me." Rodney and I followed htm up to my study, where our prisoner was stretched out In the Morris chair. DuDonceau flung the two swords on the center-table, and l could see a qnlck look of alarm flare up In the captive's eyes. "I am about, to propose," said Duion- ceau, "a happy settlement of all our diffi culties. Instead of your band of six or eight outlaws fighting my three comrades and myself, what say you If you and I fight It out, you to withdraw your party If I win, I to go with you if I lose? Come, that sounds fair enouirh." Ha loosed the bandage from the prisoner's mouin. 'ine wry smile reappeared. "What do you take me for' I'm no fencer, and the parties back of me woulun t stand for such a game anyhow. They want you taken quietly, delivered up, and don't care what happens to any number of me." Duponceau looken taken aback; he thought over the man's words for a mo ment, then turned to us. "You'll bear witness that I've done everything In my power to settle tills affair with the Irm of nobody's blood but my own, and that my olter waa refused. ' Rodney and I agreed. "What shall n do with him?" I asked. "Turn him loose,' said Rodney. "It's bettter to have all our enemies on the same side of the house." Duponceau was of like mind, so w took the man down-stairs, and, opening the front door, sent him out Into the night. "I'll tell the chief about what you offered," he said as he left, "and if he says It's a go, we'll bring our best fencer with a flag of truce. But you needn't expect him, for from what I've heard the boss won't risk no chance of losing you." I closed the door, and double-bolted It. Charles had laid a" fire and lighted It, for we were all stiff with our life on board the Ship, and as I stretchy comfortably before It I remembered the old English saying that a man's house Is his castle, and was determined that no men in the pay of private schemers should enter mine without my full con sent. CHAPTER XVII. I was dreaminir nf ri. i . musketry when I awoke to find small stones rattling against the shutters of my study window. Duponceau had slept In inv bed an hociima k. - . ... - --- - suwi ot nonor and I had found lodging for the night - w" " iuui graced the den I went to the window, and, cautiously neen. lng throuzh a crack's nr..nin i . r - - r.....K iii me Saut ters, looked for the . could see only the white top of the nearer m!"' !! u, "ky of cIou"ess blue, the white and blue as perfect as ever painter itpFno tin. u i . .. painter , , ""uu coma oot see mi Visitor, t was evIH.nt .i... .u ' W . y shutter was visible, for a Iarger ne truck the hnH.r nA m r. .. "V" cony. Curiously enough, k was wrapped in a handkerchief, and one which I In stantly saw was not a man's nronAr. With thl iM i a A V DrPerty. . urucu me snutters wide and stepped on to the balcony. Now be- 7 1 ,MW. Bvarb4ra' dn 'or rid ing, the color In her cheeks high from w much cannonading. "Good morning," .he called to me "I you had all flown, so I left my horse In eJT" "nd Came here- 1 'houKht you must have gone for the season, by the look, of the house. May I come In ?" i Iuvlnl 1 cried' bound ing with new delight at the sweetness of ooc e e e o o e o o e vlastair - 0 her voice. "I remember a day when you wouldn't enter." "You forget, Mr. Belden, that that wa when there was peace in the land. Many things happen In a siege. ' "Many delightful things. One minute and I'll be down at the door. I hurried down-stairs, but before I ould open the front door I heard Bar bara's voice crying, "Walt, wait I" Rodney jumped from his couoh and joined me, lie as well as I had slept in his clothes. "What Is It, Felix?" he asked. "Miss Graham Is outside and wants to come In, but she's Just called to me to wait. I'll open the little side window first." I slid the window-bolt and looked out Two men, the disagreeable chap of our first meeting and another surly-faced Indi vidual, stood some twenty feet back of Barbara. I placed my revolver on the window ledge. "Now, then, what do you men want?" I demanded. "We don't want the lady to go In," the disagreeable-looking one replied. "Docs the lady want to?" I asked. "She does," said Rarbara, in a most de termined tone of voice. "Then she shall, glide back the bolts, Rodney," I whispered. "Now If any one chooses to Interfere with her entering my house, he can reflect that he's looking In to a straight steel barrel." The door opened, and Barbara, her head high, walked In. I shut the small window and put the revolver In my pock et. "There's a pretty mad-looking pair out there," I said. "Welcome to the log- house !" But Barbara was not regarding me. "Why, Rodney," ah exclaimed, "what has happened to your arm? They didn't shoot you, did they?" She had caught sight of Rodney's arm in a sling. "It's nothing, Barbara," he said, beam ing; "only a scratch. I might have been potted by that badly shooting snipe." She looked at him, her face all admi ration. "It's like you to speak lightly, but you've been In danger, and partly on my -account, for you'd never have laid eyes on Monsieur Duponceau If it hadn't been for me." I would have drifted out of the room if I could, but I was caught between them and the door. Rodney smiled; I could Imagine how pleased he must be feeling. "We've bad several scraps on the Ship," be explained, "and when our food gave out we came op here." "You poor dears !' she exclaimed, and this time I was Included In her words. "I've been thinking of you every minute of the last two days, and wanting to come over to join you. Well, I've stolen away at last, for a morning ride, and now I'm going to stay here with you." "Stay here with us!" we both exclaim ed In amazement. "Until after breakfast I'm going to net your table, ana pour your coffee, and fix your rooms, and show you In general what a woman can do in a bouse." We both had had visions of that al ready, I fancy. I caught Rodney' eye; he smiled, and the color rose to hi face. "Where's Charles?" Barbara demanded. I led her Into the kitchen, where Charle was busied, and Rodney and I sat on the dresser tand watched while Barbara roll ed up her sleeves, pinnep a napkin over her dress as an apron, and proceeded to direct Charles as to the cooking things. Hither one of us would have been su premely happy If the other had not been there. When the table was set, and the break fast on its way from the kitchen to the dining-room, Duponceau appeared, for the first time free of the cloak be had worn on the Ship, but still all In black save for bis gold chains, and still envel oped In that peculiar air of mystery which Instinctively set him apart from all ordinary beings. Barbara curtsied to him, and be raised her hand to his lips and kissed It with the grace of the old time school. "We are not quite forgotten by the out side world," he said, with almost a tinge of royalty In his voice, "very far indeed from forgotten, when so charming an em sary joins us." Barbara looked pleased; I could see that Duponceau waa still her paragon of romance. "Will tou take the head of the table monsieur?" she asked. H i " !' ed her behind the coffee-urn, took his own na uooney and I sat at the sides. w" the first .tat. breakfast my cot tage had ever known. Barbara contrived that we should all forget that we wm- i " house. She smiled , pXZ "V irvr ,vnd llT" t ev-rythlnff DnnAnMi... ..u . flf iT ' &ven unarles In H . V 1 000,(1 hlm rr!i0r.Way 0n the Rlert to her. ' Z D bandas'ns Rodney's arm. I low alight the wound really was, for he dVmurred. though with a look 0f great up his sleeve. I drew n T. ay to n, den, and the two were left erread fir8 al,-h"r- M' lerre and I discussed matr. j . When we returned to 'Will jou take m. ... . sskmt lu.i.. " tne Douse?" .1 Li". tara' Ju.mPn op: and now It rolin? int .;Vy'Too k.nde lM D . Tery ""x nd crannv. An iev ce, iiveT , Wt to their own fir "ewhonhj isti? feminine lnfl,.. ZxZ":' "ra ve"e dered Rh . . . nouge, urren oewd. sn, .tightened the picture; t- She stopped and looked at n. ney let me fix his arm wwL want to, and you -" 4t "Pleas do," I id. motloni-, w the papers, .nd h. placed T f" "Now I've been horrid l. said when .he'd finished. "Id couldlmagln. would "Ye," I agreed ; "h U." JAndnymph. are proverbially,, "Ye, so I've heard." "So h. might slip .way hom out a moment' notice." 'oui Sh .at down In my big dMk-efcU, "Poor Rodn.,," ,h. ,ghet S' as If he war sacrificing a rmt T? Think of hi. .tock. and bond added. "I haven't written a line fati so many day.." "And it, so important that a W should keep in touch with hi. oBcOi added. "And that a writer .hould writs." " "Then why did you give It up?" "Duponceau," I answered. , Om m, met and we both laughed. There wa. a brief silence, and than rose "I have a feeling that rhi crUiT com ng. Remember that I trait too ti shield my pirate. I must go hsek to a. club." We went down-stairs, and Btrbui made her adleux. "I'll go with you to your horn," mm Rodney. "I shall be delighted to go," I pat hit the same moment "I am not so valuable a man u joi" Rodney explained, "In case they should M us off." Barbara looked from one to the ofa of us. "Rodney " she began. I bowed. "I yield." He wis th old friend, and, much as I feared him, I eoiU but admit that he was entitled to the privilege. Isllp smiled with pleasure. -Hut you," he said. "Rodney must not go," she finished It wa. my turn to start, for the door. "Nor must you," she continued to me. "i am much safer alone than with cither ot you." The matter was settled ; we could only hold the door open, and let her put out We watched her a. she went down beach. Once she turned and waved hit riding-crop In farewell. If was cnil that we should be penned up within four Willi when the world was crying aloud for joy cf the day, and she was going out to It We turned back III at east towardi eh other, and just then a bullet ploughed Into the house to the right of us. Wt Jumped In, .lammed the door, and bolted It There wa. a cry from Charles. "The coming up the balcony I" (To be continued.) Why Free Salvation Im Expenilrt. The colored parson had just con cluded a powerful sermon on Salva tion Am Free, and was announclni that a collection would be taken for the benefit of the parson and his fam ily. Up jumped an acutely brnnetti brother in the back of the church. "Look a-year, pabson," he lnUrruot ed, "yo' ain't no sooner done ellln' u dat salvation am free dan yo' go art In' us fo' money. If salvation an free, what's de use In payln' fo' lit Dat's what I want to know. An' 1 tell yo' p'intedly dat I ain't goln' to gib yo' nothln' until I And out. Now- "Patlence, brudder. patience," uii the parson. "I'll 'lucidate: S'bomto' was thirsty an' come to a river. W could kneel right down an' drink 70' fill, couldn't yo'? An' It wouldn't cat yo' nothln', would it?" "Ob cou'se not. Dat's Jest what I" "Dat water would be free," cot tinued the parson. "But s'posln' p' was to hab dat water piped to Jff house? Yo'd have to pay, wouldn't yoT "Yas, suh, but" "Wal, brudder, so it is wld tlon. De salvation am free, bat It'J de havin' it piped to yo' dat yo' flt to pay fo'. Pass de hat, deacon, pa de hat." Perfect Confidence. A physician was summoned to J very sick man, who was very moc preoccupied with troubles of hUowi On arriving at the sick man's bed, W said to his wife: . "Your husband Is in the last throe Every movement shows that tho is nearlng." , . At this moment the sick man WW fell over the pillow, when the docto' said: "The end has come, your t band Is dead." , " . In a shrill, thin voice the I m said: "Taln't so, Maria." At once the wife laid her nana . . - - "TVint dv turb yourself, Rufus the doctor know. best." Harper's Montniy. Ia he Wrof Tim. tn itia batsmen 11 was noi uum succession had struck out that gusted patron In the bleacher y"- ...1 v... ...ta nilffhta M "r here. You're nothln' but fan. -r as City Times. Her Preference Edyth Would you marry 1 n8 reform him? . . MavroA Not if I could t " who didn't need reforming. .hulas, tt Owing to tne cargii " M whaling Industry is dying out 1BO are now caught ach y .. rr. " -..in ther " or tne worm s poimin" - sixty-four to ths million wn blind, . '