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OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
FEWER SHEEP ON RESERVE.
Cat of Nearly 2,000 Made in Whitman
National Forest.
Pendleton Ai a result of the confer
ence between Forest Superintendent
Ireland of the Whitman reserve and
the advisory board of the wool growers,
nearly 2,000 less sheep will be allowed
on the forest ranges next year than
this. The cut is a graduated one and
does not aftect the small sheepman,
but the large owner suiters consider
ably. The eut is as follows:
The man who owns 1,200 or less will
not be subjected to a eut; owners of
between 1,200 and 2,000 will be eut 10
per cent, providing the eut does not
bring his allotment below 1,200: own
era of between 2,000 and 3,000 will be
cut 15 per cent, providing it does not
reduce the number - below 2,000, and
owners of more than 3,000 will be eut
20 per cent, providing it does not bring
ms number below 3,000. The total
number of sheep allowed on the reserve
is reduced Irom 183,000 to 160,000.
IRRIGATION IN KLAMATH.
Nearly 40,000 Acres Now Under Suc
cessful Cultivation.
Klamath Falls During the past 12
months between 30,000 and 40,000 acres
Of land have been placed under irriga
tion ditches in this section, while the
population of the irrigated districts has
more than doubled. Unirrigated lands
have advanced from $5 to $20 an acre,
and it is certain that values will go
much higher with the approach of the
Oregon Trunk line, which, in its ar
ticles of incorporation, makes Klamath
Falls its terminal.
About 100 homes have been built in
Klamath Falls, while the country round
about has made a wonderful develop
ment. The arrival of the railroad last
spring brought no boom, but there has
been a steady movement in farm lands.
Raw Land Brings $16,000.
Hood River A big land salo took
place at Hood Kiver a few days ago
when Charles and J. E. Hall, local cap
italists, bought 160 acres of undevel
oped fruit land from W. H. Marshall,
or lee, for siu.ooo. The property for
merly belonged to the Velguth family,
oi i-onianu. it is said to be the inten
tion of the purchasers to clear and set
the land to fruit immediately. Extension
of the Mount Hood railroad, which has
just been completed, is causing con aid
erable activity in upper valley real
estate.
Factory for Creswell.
. Eugene The recently incorporated
city of Creswell, Lane county, is soon
-to have an ax handle factory, L. E.
Bush, recently from McMinnviile, hav
ing erected a frame building 20x24
feet there, and will install the machin
ery as soon as it arrives from Port
land. lie will employ several men, and
will use oak timber in making ax han
dles as well as handles for hoes, rakes,
snoveis, torus, peevies and other im
plements.
Hope for Artesian Water.
Paisley The settlers in Christmas
Lake valley have raised $3,700 with
which to pay expenses of boring for
artesian water. It is the plan to put
aown a wen z,uou feet, if necessary.
The boring plant was received at Bend
last week, and is expected to arrive on
the ground within a day or two. The
site chosen for the well is near the
Phelps place, in the west end of the
valloy, about 30 miles north of Paisley.
Record Price for Land.
Central Point Bert - Anderson has
sold 180 acres of his farm two miles
from this place for $27,500. E. D.
Hoke, recently from Florida, is the new
owner. Mr. Hoke was formerly exten
sively engaged in the growing of pine
apples and grape fruit on the west
coast of Florida, but has sold out his
holdings there and will become a fix
ture in Southern Oregon.
1200 Sacks of Onions on 3 Acres.
Milton J. J. Williams, who resides
on the interurban line three miles north
of Milton, this week completed harvest
ing his large onion crop. The yield
this year was a record-breaker, more
than 1200 sacks, averaging 2 bushels
to the sack, being taken from three
acres. Two years ago $547 an acre, net,
was taken from the same field.
Packing Many Prunes.
Salem Six million pounds of prunes
are passing in a steady stream through
the Tillson packing house. The pack
ing, facing and shipping will continue
well into the new year. Already 38
cars have been shipped out, several of
which have gone to make up European
shipments.
Onions Yield WelL .
Freewater J. J. Williams has just
finished marketing 1,203 sacks of onions
taken from three acres of land three
miles north of Freewater. The onions
were sold at $1 per sack. A few years
ago the land was considered worthless.
It is now worth $900 per acre.
Wallowa Sawmill Ready.
Wallowa The Nibley-Mimnaugh
Lumber company's band mill, having a
capacity of 50,000 feet per day, is com
pleted. This mill, with nine smaller
mills, will produce 30,000,000 feet of
l. lumber annually, all of which will be
marketed from this city.
Top Price for Farm,
Creswell J. W. Stone has sold to G.
L. Ouyer of South Dakota 240 acres
of his farm for $10,000. Mr. Ouyer has
gone back home to bring bis family
and they will take possession. Mr.
Stone will move to the residence he
owns in Creswell.
Traveler Will Have Orchard.
Medford C. W. Cottom has bought
23 acres from Anderson & Green for
$900. Mr. Cottom is a traveling man.
He will establish a large orchard on
the land.
APPLES SELL HIGH.
Fancy Hood River 8pitienbergs Bring
$3.50 Per Box.
Hood Eiver The apple picking has
come to an end in Hood Eiver valley
for the year 1909, and several erews
are busy at present packing the fruit
for market. A number of the larger
growers have concluded their packing
and their fruit has been hauled to tho
cold storage plant in the city, await
ing shipment to New York. The union
is sending out several cars each day,
consigned to Steinhardt & Kelly, who
purchased the entire crop of fancy
stock. The fancy Spitzenbergs were
sold to the New York firm for $3.35
per box, and einee this deal was made
the Davidson Fruit company of this
city has paid as high as $3.50 per box
for fancy Spitzenbergs. The fruit in
Hood Eiver valley this season has
been of a higher standard than any
marketed in previous years. There has
been a noticeable decrease in rust and
other infections that mitigate in pro
ducing a lower grade of apples. The
season's profit is very satisfactory, not
withstanding the fact that the crop
was cut a little short.
Experiment Farm for Sherman.
Wasco Bealizing that something
must be done to conserve the native
fertility of their soil and knowing that
the continuous cropping to wheat will
eventually rob the soil of the active
principles promotive of vegetable life,
the farmers of Sherman county have
secured the assistance of the federal
government and of the state experi
ment station in an effort to establish
an experimental farm for Eastern Ore
gon in Sherman county. They have
purchased 240 acres of average land
near Moro, the county seat, and H. J.
C. Uniberger, an expert in dry farm
ing methods, has been appointed to
take charge of the farm.
Railroad Improves Line.
Dee .The big steam shovel of the
Mount Hood railway is digging ballast
for the new track from Dee to Park
dale, a distance of six miles. When
the work is completed passenger and
togging trains can bo run. The new
line extends well up toward Mount
Hood and through an excellent body
of fir timber. The contract for the
extension of the telephone line from
this point to Parkdalo was let to Harry
Bailey of Hood River. The Home Tel
ephone company of Hood Eiver is the
owner of the line.
Largest Wheat Acreage In History.
Athena The number of acres being
seeded this fall in this district will
surpass by far the record for previous
years. This has been an unusually dry
fall up to the past two weeks, which
has put the farmers late in killing the
weeds and seeding the extra acreage,
Every hand and team available are at
work, and with another week of fair
woather the busy season will be over,
Bluo stem is growing very popular with
t-ne larmers.
Asylum Bids Awarded.
Salem The board of trustees of the
Oregon State Insane Asylum has
awarded to tho Northwest Bridgo
works of Portland the general contract
for the new receiving ward building
at the hospital for the insane.
High Price for Land.
Irving C. J. Fassett has sold his
30-acre ranch west of town to G.
Tenike of Iowa, the price paid being
$110 an acre. Mr. Fassett has moved
to Eugene, having bought property and
will build a modern home.
Portland Markets.
Wheat Bluestem, $1.07; club, 96e;
red Eussian, 94c; Valley, 95(S96c; Fife,
90c; Turkey red, 96c; 40-fold, 98c.
Barley Feed, $27.50; brewing, $28
per ton.
Corn Whole, $33; cracked, $34 per
ton.
Oats No. 1 white, $29 per ton.
Hay Timothy, Willamette Valley,
$1417 per ton; Eastern Oregon," $18
20; alfalfa, $1516; clover, $14; cheat,
$1314.50; grain hay, $1415.
nutter City creamery extras. 36c:
fancy outside creamery, 3236o per
lb.; store, 22&24c. (Butter fat prices
average lc per, pound under regular
butter prices).
-ggs Fresh Oregon extras. 42
45c per dozen; Eastern, 3034c per
dozen.
Poultry Hens, 13(S)14c: springs.
1314c; roosters, 910c; ducks,
1515c; geese, 10c; turkeys, live,
l?18c; dressed, 2022c; squabs,
$1.752 per dozen.
.Fork Fancy, 99c per pound.
Veal Extras, 10(5)10c per pound.
Fruits Apples. $13 box: Dears. $1
1.50; grapes, $11.50 per crate, 12
15c per basket;-quinces, $1.251.50
per box; cranberries, $99.50 per bar
ret; persimmons, vi.su per box.
Potatoes 50(q)60c per sack; sweet
potatoes, l2o per pound.
Vegetables Artichokes, 75c per
dozen; beans, 10c per pound; cabbage,
lc; cauliflower, 90c$1.25 per
dozen; celery, 5085c; horseradish, 9(5)
10c; peas, 10c per pound: Denbers. $1.50
per box; pumpkins, l(ffllc; radishes,
15c per dozen; sprouts, 8c per pound;
squash, $1(5)1.10; tomatoes. 75c(ffi$l:
turnips, 75c$l per sack; carrots, $1;
beets, $1.25; rutabagas, $1.10; parsnips,
$1.25; onions, $1.251.50 per sack.
iiops iaua crop, Z2fet)24: 1908
crop, 20c; 1907 crop, 12c; 1906 crop, 8c.
Wool Eastern Oregon, 1623c lb.;
Mohair, Choice, 24c. ,
Cattle Best steers, $4.254.50; fail
to good, $3.854; medium and feed
ers, $3.503.75; best cows, $3.503.65;
medium, $3.50(3)3.25; commons to me
dium, $2.50(5)2.75; bulls, $22.50;
stags, $2.503.50; calves, light. $5.25
5.50; heavy, $44i75.
Hogs Best, $7.95(3)8; medium, $7.50
7.75; stockers, $44.75.
Sheep Best wethers, $4.254.50;
fair to good, $3.754; best ewes, $3.75
(a)4; fair to good, $3.503.75; lambs,
$55.35. ' 'i
REFORESTATION IS EASY.
(Concluded from lut weak.)
I am told that Germany spends several
million marks annually to raise trees,
and receives annually more than twice
as much money from the sale of timber
than she expends.
I would also advocate the imposing
upon all logged off lands a basic tax
sufficiently high to insure their revert
ing naturally to the state for a reason
able compensation, the lands to be util
ized in raising trees for futre genera
tions; the levying of this tax to be sus
pended in case private owners should
wish to set aside their logged off lands
for the purpose of raising timber under
state regulations; this timber to pay a
cutting tax at the time it is cut.
The details of such a tax and the set
ting aside of logged-off lands for the
raising of timber by private owners are
matters that can be worked out; the in
terests of the people protected; the rev
enue which the timber and lumber in
terests should rightfully pay the state
provided, but collected in such a man
ner as will help conserve our forests in
stead of encouraging owners to cut and
waste them, as under our present system
of taxation. I am firmly of the opinion
that if our forests are to be conserved
and new forests grown, the first step
necessary is the revision or evolutioniz
ing of our system of taxation;
The following table shows a list of
trees under observation, with age. diam
eter, and estimated number of feet,
upon wnicn tvata me accompanying ar
ticle is based:
Red Fir.
Diameter Esti-
on Stump mated
(Inches) No. of
S3 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40
120 ....
122 ....
120 ....
120 ....
105 ....
136
123 ....
124 ....
74 ....
125 ....
118 ....
130 ....
135 ....
140
135
105 ....
125 ....
125 ....
123
85
120 ....
125 ....
90
125 ....
133
143 ....
90 ....
102
85 ....
80 ....
112 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
40 ....
105 ....
90 ....
92 ....
90 ....
105 ....
490 ....
410 ....
26 1200
24 1000
21 700
20 650
15 200
19 500
18 400
16 250
13 150
15 200
14 175
'13 400
23 900
24 1000
22 800
18 400
20 650
13 150
15 200
15 200
12 . 100
13 150
14 175
10 250
12 100
32 2400
31 2000
20 1200
30 1800
28 1500
44 4500
28 1500
30 1800
18 400
28 1500
28 1500
50 7000
52 7500
52 7500
44 4500
26 1200
31 2000
32 2400
36 3000
18 400
24 1000
25 1100
20 650
30 1800
32 2400
42 4250
20 650
20 650
22 800
18 400
22 800
19 500
18 400
17 325
21 700
23 900
22 800
25 1100
24 1000
19 500
30 1800
36 3300
30 1800
32 2400
34 2800
r.
82
84
Hemlock,
Yellow Fir.
My conclusions reffardinc Mia crrnnrtli
of timber are as follows:
Red fir will attain an average diam
eter of 16 to 18 inches in 40 years; hem
lock a diameter of 18 to 20 inches in the
same length of time. The growth of
the timber examined by me is about two
inches in diameter during the past 10
years for trees 40 to 50 years old, and
one inch in diameter for trees 125 to
250 years old. The growth on trees 400
years old is hard to read without a
glass. The Timberman.
Taft for Fighting Navy.
Norfolk, Va.. Nov. 22. "The naw
should not only be worth securing, but
snouia do able to light." President
Taffr-arousod enthusiasm today by mak
ing this Statement in an nrlrlreaa ha.
fore the Atlantic Deeper-Watefways
association convention. The president
ueciared Hampton Koads and Chesa
peake Bay should be Drotected W in
island fort, erected midway between
the Vickinia capes. Mr. Taft regarded
the Norfolk navy yard as probably the
most important base in the country
and Hampton Boads as the greatest
point of naval rendezvous.
Has Rate Bill in View.
Kansas City. Mo.. Nov. 22. Modifi
cation of the inter-estate commerce act
to obtain reasonable bases of rates to
all and fairness of nracticea in tho. nn.
oration of interstate railways was sug
gested by Attorney General George W.
Wickersham in an address tonight at
the annual banquet of the Commercial
club, given in commemoration of the
signing of the John Day commercial
treaty. Mr. Wickersliam
the toast, "The Interstate Commerce
commission. '
What Gold
Cannof Buy
By MK.S. A.L&X'A-ftVE'R
Auth.r.f "A Crook.4 P.th." MU. Wif. r Widow." "Br
Woman's Wit." "BwlMi't Wratln." "A LIU Intrat."
Mon'a Cholo." "A Weman'n Hull."
CHAPTER VII.
Richard Bavllle was not a favorite
with his mother, though he had never
given her the least trouble. He was a
tall, slight young man, but there was
no dignity In his height, for It was
neutralized by a stoop conveying the
Impression that he had not strength
enough to hold himself upright His
manners were cold, though gentle, and
he gave a general Impression of lan
guid circulation and extreme correct
ness. He had Inherited something of
the Bavllle indifference to everything
save his own peculiar tastes or fan
cies, and a good deal of his uncle Ev
er ton's obtuseness as regarded person
al distinction. His keen-sighted-moth
er soon perceived that her first-born
would never fulfil her ambitious aspi
rations, and this contributed to her
strong preference for her younger son,
on whose career she had built her
hopes, though his choice of a profes
sion had greatly annoyed her. Hugh
had Inherited all the plebeian energy
which made his maternal grandfather
a wealthy and useful member of the
community, and he cared little for any
personal distinction not earned by
himself. Nature Intended him for a
radical, and the accidents of birth and
early association gave him certain
aristocratic leanings, which made him
a tolerably round-minded man.
He and his brother were excellent
friends, In spite of the low estimate
each had of the other's tastes.
The arrival of Richard was, on the
whole, an agreeable change in the rou
tine of life at Inglefleld. He soon dis
covered that Hope Desmond was a
sympathetic listener; he therefore con
fided to her the great scheme he had
conceived of compiling a book to con
tain all the English phrases and prov
erbs that were distinctly derived from
the Anglo-Saxon,, and he soon grew
sufficiently familiar to aak If Miss
Desmond would be so good as to assist
him In his work, whenever his mother
could spare her.
"I will do so with pleasure, Mr. Sa
vllle," she returned, In her frank, fear
less way. "But you must ask your
mother's permission, and before me.
She Is a person not to be trifled with."
"I know that," he said, hastily, "and
I will do so on the first opportunity."
Which he did, in a nervous, hesitating
way.
"Who cares for Saxon phrases?" re
plied Mrs. Bavllle, contemptuously.
"Miss Desmond would be more useful
ly employed making flannel petticoats
for my poor old women. However, If
she chooses to bestow some of her
pare half-hours on your Investigation
of such a dust-heap, I am sure she has
my consent"
Hope Desmond's time was pretty
well occupied, for she had come to be
secretary as well as companion to her
active employer; still, she gave Rich
ard Bavllle what parings of time she
could, and, if occasionally bored, was
not a little amused at the profound Im
portance he attached to his work.
But Richard Savllle's presence en
tailed other changes. Captain Lumley
found It suited him to ride over very
often to luncheon, and sometimes to
dinner, staying the night, almost with
out a distinct invitation from the hos
tess, who seemed to think two such
fledglings beneath her notice. Young
Lumley did his best to attract Hope's
notice, and flattered himself that she
amlled upon him.
"So yon have really managed to sur
vivehow long? five weeks under my
aunt's jurisdiction?" he said, having
discovered Hope with a book in her
hand in one of the shady nooks of the
garden one day after luncheon.
"I have, and without any difficulty "
he returned, making room for him on
-u v,68!?6 her' M 8he t him
with a kindly smile. He readily ac
cepted the place, thinking he had al
ready made an Impression. "Mrs. 8a
vllle has been very nice and pleaaant
If she were not I would not stay
"Pleasant! Come, that's a Htti.' too
much. She is an uncommon bright
woman, I know, but it's In the flashf
lightning style, and lightning
times kills, you know."
"Well, she hasn't killed me"
-No, I fancy you take a great di
are so killing yourself."
"Oh. Captain Lumley! that is a style
of compliment you might offer to a
bannad. " U not worthy of a gallant
--what are you-hussar?" said Hope,
laughing good-humoredly.-
a If?. tak,n a lea' out of Mrs
Saville'. book,- cried Lumley.-while h,
"What teeth .he hai-r
as she is," h. continued, aloud. "I -h.it
not be able to live here." "
JsuppoM J not ooitged to
JZf' no: but 1 40 not 1U"
rtt?n"droMnpM,fto
"WhaU An you going my it u
ever so much nicer here. May I come?"
"Oh, yes, If you like."
"So vou are going to help my cous
in Richard with his dictionary
what do you call it?"
"I really do not know what Its name
Is to be. Yes; It I can find time I
will do some writing for htm."
"Richard haa more sense that I
thought" ,
"At all event, he la desperately in
earnest, and that Is always respect
able." "Exactly; that Is just what he la.
Miss Dacre Is coming to dinner, and,
the vicar and vlcaress."
"Oh, Indeed!" said Hope.
"Miss Dacre Is rather pretty for an
heiress, and rather a jolly girl. You'll
like her."
"Very probable, were I to meet her;
but I shall not dine with you."
"No? What a shame!"
"I do not see that It Is. It would
give me no particular pleasure to join
your company, and I shall have that
precious time to myself."
"Well the dinner will be all the dull
er. My aunt will be as black as thun
der. You know she wanted to marry
Hugh, her second son, to Mary Dacre.
You never met Hugh?"
"Why, I am not yet two months In
Mrs. Savllle's service."
"What a very unvarnished way of
putting It!" said Lumley, laughing.
"I never object to the truth," re
turned Miss Desmond. "Why should
I not serve Mrs. Saville for the time
being?''
"I am sure I don't know. Well,
Hugh is a capital fellow, but awfully
headstrong; so, after he was sent
ashore "last time, he went wandering
about the Continent, and fell In love
with a charming girl, or a girl he
thought charming, without asking
leave. Rather imprudent, eh?"
"It was more," said Hope, looking
dreamily far away. "It was wrong. A
good mother has a right to be consult
ed." "Perhaps so; but If a fellow Is very
much In love he Is apt to forget these
things. Anyhow, Hugh has been
chivied away from the maternal roof.
It seem, my uncle Lord Everton In
troduced Hugh to the fair one and her
father, so he has been tabooed, too;
bnt he Is a remarkably plucky old boy,
so he came down here to plead Hugh's
cause, and caught It pretty hard, 1
fancy."
"Yes, I saw him, and I Imagine he
had a trying time of It. Pray do you
I mean your special family talk of
each other to every one in this candid
fashion?"
"I do; and why should I not? I say
nothing that every one doesn't know
and talk about"
"Poor Lord Everton!" said Hope,
with a laugh, as If she enjoyed the
recollection. "He did look as if he
were being led to execution when' he
was leaving the room."
"Oh, he did, did he? He's no end of
fun."
"I can Imagine he I.. Good-morning,
Captain Lumley."
"Must you go?"
"I must I do not know whether
Mrs. Bavllle may want me, and I have
no business to wander about the
grounds with you."
"Perhaps you may be at dinner,
after all."
"It Is not probable. If Lord Everton
were to be of the party I might wish
to intrude myself. A. It is good-h'
for the present."
.With a pleasant nod and smile Miss
Desmond turned Into a path which led
directly to the house, and left the gal
lant hussar lamenting.
"She Is handsomer than1 1 thought"
he mmed. "What eyes!-and .uch a
smile! She has rather taken to me I
can see that, but there Is .omethlna
unflatteringly self-possessed and frank
about her. Treat, me as if I were a
mere boy. I must be very civil to the
helret If my father think. I am
making any running there, I dare saj
he will pay some of my debts."
Lumley's wishes were fulfilled, for
Mrs. Saville. shortly before the drew
lng-bell rang, commanded Mlsa Des
mond's presence at dinner. That young
lady hesitated, and said, with her us
ual good-humored frankness, "You are
always so good to me, that you may
Possibly ask me to dine as a civility
but I assure you I would prefer the
evening to myself." ,
"You are quite mistaken. I wish
you to dine with us to-day. Why i. of
no consequence. I may not always
yrbut whn 1 d- i
mean it
"ph. very well. I am glad you have
made matter, dear."
CHAPTER VIII. .
It was a .mall party, and not very
Uwly. R,chard Saville wa. not m
animated host Mr.. Bavllle wa. not
weU-bNd man, and with the help of
ft't wa. alway ready to
Pt the party from stagnating.
Lumley bar brought with y, """""i
.nf. invitation. TltA
aunt
the son of an a:,,::"s
the eighth andYafa
Thl. youth fell to Hope rL f
much to hi. MtlsfactlTn 1
aged to make him talk anJ , ,? H
blm easily and naturally
her Ignorance of huntK
flehlng,and .port of ev ekm?00
to hi. amarement "iH
atoned for her deficiencies by ?L f'i
" , u UBr nanas in di8mflI, "
Dacre Interested her moreT
one else. She had never lt
oclety of a ereat ha,..Mitl h
tlve peeress In her own right W
a tremendous position fn, . M
girl!" thought Hope, with a J,Tl
ort of pity. The young Eir. J? rloa'
withstanding, quite glrltah,
but far from plain. She was vm 2 '
with small, sparkling black e,
black halr.andahlfh color 's
a neat figure, and carried herseK
yet she lacked distinction
"She might be a very pleasant co
panion " mu"l Hope, as she gaL?t
Si :T her raiier " eS
the difference between a snaffl, j
curb, and. considering her gift, , , '
not surprised that Mrs. Bavin. n
have liked her for a d.ughJJ
How much, according to her estlmata
her son appears to have throw
away!" D
Miss Dacre naturally fell Into Hon.
Desmond's care. "I
"How charming the conservator,
looks!" she said. "Shall , J!
round It?" Hone assfinurt
of the curiosity she excited in the fJ
ture uaroness uastleton. That Mrs. Ba
vllle ShOUld Institute a COmnanU,
one source of astonishment; that any
u musta snouia survive near!;
two months and Dresent
self posHessed, composed aspect vai
anomer. Ana how nice she looks In
that pretty soft black grenadine anil
lace! How snowy white her throat anil
handB are! I suppose she is In mourn
ing. Girls- never want to ha amn
ions unless all their peorie dl. p.
thing! I think I would rather be a
nousemaid; at least one might flirt
with the footman; but a comtuni '
" "I don't think I ever met you
here before," she said, aloud.
"No; I am not quite two monthi
with Mrs. Saville." !
"Poor Mrs. Bavllle! she la looking
so 111. They say she is rather a t
rifle woman. I always found her verj
nice."
"She Is a strong woman, but there la
a certain grandeur In her character."
"Yea, and I fancy one must be Drettt
strong to get on with her," said Mlsi
Dacre, and she gave a knowln llttli '
nod to her companion. , "Then she li
so awfully put out about Hugh. You
came after he had gone."
Hope bent her head as an affirma
tive. "He was charmlne. aulte charmlna
so different from Richard though I
like Richard, too; but Hugh had a sort
of rough good breeding, If you can un
derstand such a thine: he was so ten-
erous and bright and natural. I knew
both the brothers sipce I was quite a
child, so I can sympathize with Mrs.
Saville. To think of his having mar
ried some designing woman abroad,
twice his age, I believe! Isn't It horri
ble?" ran on the talkative young lady.
'Horrible," echoed Hope. "I trust
she la conscious of all he has sacrificed
for her."
"Not .he," returned Miss Dacre with
riffclnlnn. "ThpsA iwrt nf npnnl haven't
an Idea what family and position, and
all that, mean. Do you think Mrs. Sa
ville would mind If I plucked some ol
these lovely waxen blossoms?"
"I am sure she would not; but you
know her much better than I do. Walt
a moment; I will get you the scIbsom,"
(To be continued.)
One View and Aoother.
"My word!" exclaimed the British
society woman, "here's an announce
ment of the marriage of another mem
ber of our nobility to an American
concert hall singer. Fancy! Isn't H
terrible?"
"Oh, I don't know," replied the N
York girl, "the average soubretU
doesn't deserve much sympathy." Thl
Catholic Standard and Times.
Her Inarenloua Comment.
"Charley, dear," said young Mrs.
Torklns, "did you say all those men
at the baseball game were trying to
reach home?"
"Yes."
"It seem, as hard for a man to get
home on the ball field as It does under
ordinary circumstances, doesn't it!
Washington Star.
" Summoned.
"Come over and Bee me."
"Sorry, old man, but I have an en
gagement with my tailor in twenty
minutes"
"Gee! but you're getting w"1
Couldn't break .uch an Important date,
hr
"No. The date I. In the courtroom.
Cleveland Leader.
A M latake.
"Walter," aald a guest at a hotel a
he inspected his bill before leaving,
"there la one Item omitted."
"What Item, .lr?" inquired
waiter.
"The manager Mid 'good morning"
to ma yesterday and ha. forgotten
to charge for It!" TltrBlta,
A Dr of Jlt.
Carrie', .later May, 6 . year, of age.
on being asked why the Sabbath W
was different from the other dayi
the week, answered, very earelesr
"Oh, that', the day you pin thing
'stead at sewing." The Delineator. 4

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