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i HAPPENINGS FROM AROUND OREGON
APPLE PROFITS GREAT. Former Mail Carrier Extols Life of Up-to Date Fruitraiser. Portland One of the most interest- ing addresses delivered before Portland Apple Growers' association was given by 1. A. Mason, a prominent Hood River orchardist Toe subject was "The Apple from Start to Finish," the speaker giving the large audience pre 9- ent a clear, concise story of apple pro- duction from the practical standpoint, i Perhnna the mnat interestinc Dart of Mr. Mason's address was that in which J he gave exact figures on the proceeds from an Oreiron apple orchard. In bis Hood River orchard he bai just two varieties, Newtown Pippin and Spitz enberg. In 1906 his receipts from the Spitzenbergs were t ?35 an acre, and from the Newtowns $750 an acre. This was the only year, he said, in which the SDitzenberes broucht larger returns than the other varietv. In 1907 the average returns were $250 an acre; in banker and a hop grower and buyer. 190S, $1,200 an acre, and in 1909, $500 It is the first time that a group of men an acre. This year bis trees are 13 have entered the prune business in so year old. systematic a way in this vicinty. "These figure are exact and not col- k The whole tract is not to be set out ored in any way," said Mr. Mason, at once. The best methods will be "It will be seen that my orchard has adopted and studied with a view to brought me in gross receipts of $700 making money. Other improvements an acre as an average for five years, will be put on the tract, including a All expense of maintenance amounted unique summer home, which may be to about $200 an acre, leaving a net occupied from time to time by one or profit of $500 an acre. more of the families of the men who "This, of course, is paying 10 per are the proprietors of the model or cent on a valuation of $5,000 an acre, chard. It will be a plantation for It looks big. but it is nothing more ; farmers and prune growers in Marion than any young man who gets hold of a and Polk counties to emulate, and as an good piece of Oregon apple land can do. educational feature alone it will be a It can be done in the Willaimette val-' valuable asset to the prune growing in ley. If you willl only select the right dustry in those counties. land, plant the best varieties and give them proper attention. Weather Bureau Discontinued. "You will notice that my orchard : Baker City The weather bureau brought in only $500 an acre last year. : which has been maintained here since This, I believe, was because the crop July 1, 1889, will be discontinued, for was so heavy the year Pel ore. ine ex- traordinarv cold snap of last winter also contributed to it But I want to say right now that this year gives : every indication of being one of the best that Hood River has ever experi- enced. I believe confidently that my orchard will again bring in at least $1,200 an acre. j "In raising apples it must be borne ; in mind that it takes time before the trees begin to pay. You will get a small crop in five years, and a better yield each subsequent year. But all that time you have been paying out with nothing coming in. It will take the crops of the seventh and eighth years to bring you out even. Then you are in clover. It's all velvet after that." Mr. Mason advocated planting not more than three varieties in one orch ard, and said two are better, if the right two are selected. He also de clared that in Oregon he does not con sider the slope of the ground as mak ing a great deal of difference, just so the soil is of the right quality. Say Eugene-Coos Bay Road Assured Eugene F. B. Kidder, one of the promoters of the railroad from Eugene to Coos Bay. via biusiaw, nas returnee to this city from Minneapolis, where j be has been conferring with people ; who are backing him. He will be fol- lowed in a few days by J. H. Thomas, a civil engineer, who ba built several line in the Middle West, and John Baird, another railroad man, who will be associated with Mr. Kidder in this enterprise. All have left good posi tions in Mineapolis to take up this new work, and will make Eugene their home with their families. They say that as soon as the survey and right of way are secured a large railroad corporation is ready and wil ling to build tbe road. A fund to ' complete this 'work is now being sub scribed and the promoters say it can be raised in a few days. Tbeee men have come here at the in- stance of the Lane County Asset com- pany, a body of local business men, ! who have worked hard on the proposi- tion for the past year, and who now believe that their work has begun to. show fruit. To Establish Paper Mill. Hood River It is possible that Hood River will be the place selected for a paper mill. William Goodnough, who has a farm in Hood River, and who is ax experienced paper mill man, met '. with the board of directors of tbe Com- ! Veal Extras, 12(5 12 c per pound, roercial club recently and outlined his j Fresh Fruits Apples, $1&3 per plans, and tbe matter was further tak- box; pears, $1(0,1.50; e nr. berries, $g en up at a mass meeting. Mr. Good-! (99 per barreL nough believes that Hood River would Potatoes Carload buying price : afford an ideal site for a mill of this Oregon. 7(Xa9&c per sack ; sweet pota character. : toes, 2i2 Jc per pound. j Vegetables Artichokes, $11.25 SIO.000 Ranch In Union County. per dozen; cabbage, $1.75(32 per hun Elgin The Bloodsworta ranch four dred ; pumpkins, l,j(rl Vje per pound; mile Northeast of Elgin, owned by J. quash, 2c; tomatoes, $1.50ftt2.25 per O. Fisber, wssjuold this week to Harry box; turnips, $1.50 per sack ; carrots. Hug for tbe sum of $10,000. The ranch $1.25; beets, $1.50; parsnips, $1.60. contained 200 acres of farm land and ! Onions Oregon, $1.50 per sack. 40 acre" of timber land. Fieber came 1 Hops 1909 crop, prime and choice. berelast fall from Washington. He bought tbe place from John Bloods worth, who bomeeteaded it in 1E75. New Company at Halfway Baker Citv Articles of incorpora tion have been filed for the Pine Mer- eantile company to do business at 21c; salted hides, KWalOJje; Baited Halfway, Or., with a capital stock of ' calfskins, 15c; green, lc lee. $00,000. Tbe company will also! Cattle Best, steers, $5; fair to handle real estate. J. . Wood, Isaac good, $4.50(4.75; strictly goad cows, UcMaUen, 3. . fiunsscker and Frank i $3 75(54; fair to good cows, $S Clark are incorporator. jS.50; light calves, $5(0.5.50; heavy I calves. $4(54.50; bulla. $3.50S.75; The Oregon Library will stags, $3(5 4. be glad to loan urogram material to j Hogs Tcp, $9; fair to good, $8.50(5; teachers for Lincoln's and Washing- 6.75. ton's birthday. The only charge will Sheep Beat wethers, $5.50; fair to be postaee. Address Oregon Library good, $5(55.60; good ewes, $4.?55; eommiacioQ, Salem. j lambs, $6(6 -6.50. START BIG PRUNE ORCHARD Syndicate Will Plant Big Tract Near Capital City. Salem One hundred and sixty-five 0f raw amj have been purchased 8yndicate of Salem buaine98 men ;.. . , . , . n nter f one ot tne beBt frult districts In the vicinity of Salem, the . Rosedale district, and it will be set out , on ith ItaIian Drune. The trees have been ordered for 50 acres of the purchase, and they will be planted at once. The land is located seven or eight miles south of Salem, and will be trav ersed by the Oregon Electric when that line is extended on to Albany. The purchase was made of Arthur Ed- wards by Charles McNary, Dr. Smith, Harry E. Albert and T. C. Frank Durbin. an attorney, a dentest, a the present at least, according to ln- formation received by D. C. Grunow, the observer, from headquarters at Washington. All the instruments and records of the station were destroyed in the fire which wiped out the whole quarter block, and there is not any money available at present for the es tablishment of another bureau. Potato Rate Reduced. Salem An order has been issued re ducing the rates on potatoes and onions to the same general level as the grain rates on the Southern Pacific road, which is one of the few roads in the Northwest that has charged more for the transportation of potatoes and onions than for grain and mill feed. The railroad commission has decided that these charges of the Southern Pacific are unreasonable. New Car Shops at La Grande. La Grande The Oregon Railroad & Navigation company has unofficially announced that new shops are to be built here during the coming summer. The plans are all completed and draw ings and details are ready for the be ginning of the work as soon as possible jn the spring. Tides Uncover Agates, Newport The recent high tides have uncovered here large areas of agate bearing gravel, and when the weather permits large crowds may be seen on the beaches searching for the antes. which have made Newport famous. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Track prices Bluestem, $1.16; club, $1.06; red Russian, $1 04; valley, $1.06; 40 fold, $1.10. Barley Feed and brewing, $2S.50 g29 per ton. Corn Whole, $35; cracked, $36. Oato No. 1 white, $31.5032 ton. Hay Track prices Timothy, Wil lamette valiey, $18(420 per ton; East- em Oregon, J21(S22; alfalfa, $171S; clover, $16; grain hay, $16(317. Butter City creamery, extras, 87 39c per pound ; fancy outside creamery, 35a37c; store, 2(x22& Butter fat prices average lje per pound under , regular butter prices. I Eggs Fresh Oregon extras, Sl i 32c; Eastern, 17),(a22c Pork Fancy, 11c per pound. Poultry Hens, 16 (a 17c; springs, 16al7e; ducks,' 2K.22J-c; geese, 12(al4c; turkeys, live, 22(a.25e; dress- ed. 22)(30e; squabs, $3 per dozen. 2Cktt22Jc per pound; l&Ofcs, 173e; 1907s, lljc Wool Eastern Oregon, 16(5 23c per pound ; mohair, choice, 25c Cascara bark, 1 e per pound. Hide iry, l&Talge per pound- dry kip, 1618 e; dry calfskin, l&a. ADJOURN IN DEADLOCK. Miners and) Operators Unable to Reach Agreement. Toledo, O., Feb. 7. Unable to ef fect an organization because of the deadlock on the admission of miners' delegates from Illinois, the joint wage conference of the bituminous coal oper ators and miner of Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania adjourned tonight sine die. No provision was made for another meeting. The adjournment , it is de clared, does not mean necessarily a suspension of work at the expiration of the present contract, April 1. This would affect air bituminous dis tricts controlled by the United Mine workers, as they decreed at their In dianapolis convention that no district should sign a wage scale until the scales for all districts were negotiated. Both sides have declared, however, that they will not recede on the Illinois proposition. Some plan may be worked out to get the miners and operators together again before April 1. It may be a call for another convention or the selection of a representative scale committee. A meeting of the executive boards of the miners was called for tomorrow. The night session lasted only a abort time. As no one had anything to say, the futility of continuing the session was expressed by President Lewis. His suggestion for dividing the responsibil ity for adjournment was followed. A delegate from the miners moved to ad journ and one from the operators sec onded it. A call by states resulted in the only unanimous vote recorded in the meet ing. REICHSTAG HAS TREATY. Friendly Spirit to Govern Tariff Ad ministration. Berlin, Feb. 7. Chancellor von Bethmann-Hollweg today sent to tbe reichstag the following communica tion regarding the German-American tariff asgreement: "The American government has de clared that the -livestock question is withdrawn wholly from the negotia tions, on the condition that the unlim ited enjoyment of Germany's conven tional tariff be conceded to the United States. "It further agrees that the advan tages of the American minimum tariff shall be extended unrestrictedly to Germany after March 31. "That the customs administrative features of the existing tariff arrange ment shall remain in force. "That this extension of the mini mum tariff to Germany secures to her treatment in accordance with the most favored nation clause. "That the American customs admin istrative regulation shall be applied to German'goods in a friendly and con ciliatory spirit. "That the present agreement re specting the labeling of wines shall remain in force; and "That the customs .administrative provisions respecting the marking of goods sha'l be applied in a friendly and conciliatory spirit." Flood Cleanses Paris. Paris, Feb. 7. The fall of the river Seine was more rapid today. Tbe ap pearance of the city is approaching the normal, but the subways system is still inoperative. Water remains in the tubes, which, after they have been emptied, must be cleaned and disinfect ed. Tbe progress toward the restora tion of tbe lighting, telephone and tel egraph lines is slow. The work of dis infection and other precautions against an epidemic of typhoid has bees so thorough that some of the newspapers predict that Paris will not only es cape contagion but will emerge from tbe flood cleaner than before. Tbe superintendent of sewers re ports that from tbe examinations which be has been able to make, few of the sewer mains burst, tbe ruptures occurring in tbe branch pipes leading into buildings. Despite tbe attempts of some of tbe opposition papers to make it appear that dissensions prevail among tbe various relief organizations, investiga tion indicates that all are co-operating with seal. Foreign contributions to the relief fund today reached s total of about $700,000. Watch Case Trust Sued. Cincinnati, Feb. 7. A suit for $375,000 damages has been filed in the District court here by tbe Dueber Watch Case company against the Key stone Watch Case company, of Phila delphia, and other concerns alleged to be members of an illegal combination within the meaning of the Sherman law. It is alleged that the defendants combined to restrain trade by issuing s circular forbidding dealers handling their goods to sell cases made by others Hens Working Overtime. Chicago, Feb. 7. One million eight hundred thousand strictly fresh, new laid eggs are arriving in Chicago ev ery day from Oklahoma, Kansas, Mis souri, Texas, Tennessee and Nebraska. They arrive ir. Vases of SO dozen each, 50,000 eases being received daily. So there is no immediate danger of an egg famine here, Tbe weather !is re sponsible. It baa been so mild and favorable for tbe prodoction f eggs is tbe South and Southwest for the last three weeks that bens are fairly work irg overtime. T guard against disease germs in the dust, masks have been adopted by the New York street cleaning depart ment far its sweepers. What Gold Cannot Buy Author of "A CnoM Path.- "M.U. Wtl t WMw " , Woman's Wit." "BMm'i B.rgiln.--A Lit. I. "Mom's Choloo." "A Woman. Hri." CHAPTER XVIII. ( Continued.) Hitherto the place had been so si tent, so apparently deserted, that both Hop and her attendant paused anil looked anxiously down the road, which made a sharp bend at the point from which they had begun to walk back. The sounds of a deep, rough volo, uttering observations In an unknown tongue which seemed hawked up from the pit of the speaker's stomach, next mads themaelv'js heard; presently ap peared a tall, thin man, clad In hoi land overall trousers, a dark-brown knitted waistcoat, and a holland jack et, neither of the lighter garments having lately seen the waahtub; a wide-brimmed straw hat, turned up at the back, projected far over his eyes, which, as he looked up, showed black and piercing under bushy grizzled eye brows. Long lantern Jaws, thick un t rimmed moustaches, and a skin like wrinkled leather gave him the air of a countrified Pantaloon. Behind him came a broad -cheated gray horse, al most white from age, his harness much mended with rope, and a long fore-lock falling Into his eyes. He was drawing an old, rusty, ramshackle cabriolet, the hood drawn forward and nodding at every step of the attelage. He was led by an old, thick-set man In a blue blouse and a cloth cap pulled down nearly over his ears. As the first of the curious couple approached them, he raised his straw hat with an air of much elegance to Hope and her companion. "Well, that Is a guy!" exclaimed Jes sop. "I am sure he would not do for any one's young man, even In a desert like this. He'd want the Witch of En dor to keep him company, he would." "I was rather Interested by has face," said Hope. "He has a most expressive countenance, and fine eyes." "Law, miss! I wonder what your young gentleman would say to your taste?" "And I wonder who he Is?" contin ued Hops. "I dare say I shall soon find out at the hotel," returned Jessop. "And now we had better step out; for I am suro my mistress does not like being left too long by herself." Hope found Mrs. Bavllle surrounded by pens. Ink, and paper; she had evi dently been busy with her pen, for a number of freshly-stamped letters lay beside her, and the hearth was cum bered with a large amount of charred fragments. Moreover, Mrs. Saville did not seem aware that Hope had been long absent The sunset that evening Justified the landlord's eulogium, and Mrs. Saville gazed at It long In deep thought. It was perhaps a contradiction In her rather complicated nature that she en Joyed fine scenery indeed, beauty In any shape. This she said very little about, as she looked upon such tenden cies as indicative of weakness. Sud denly she turned to Hope and said, "1 remember Just such a sunset over this little bay nearly twenty years ago, when Hugh was a little fellow, and In all those years he was a satisfaction to me till till he destroyed my hopes forever. We had been traveling, and I wanted to see the old Norman churches. There are some very fine specimens of Gothic In this part of the country. We stopped for a day or two at Caen, when Hugh, who was with me for his holiday-time, showed symp toms of fever. They advised me to take him to Salnte-Crolx, where the air was pure and bracing. He was wonderfully happy here. Madame d'Al bevllle was then at the chateau. I had known her brother In London. He was one of the French attache. He happened to be at the chateau, too They found me out, and were wonder fully kind. It is one of the few pure ly pleasant memories I have, those weeks. Tbe marquise and i never Cults lost sight of each other since When we were in Paris she told me she would be here all July and Au. gust It U a great disappointment not to find her here." -I can understand that" said Hope, softly. Her Hps trembled as she spoke and her eyes dwelt with a strained! anxious expression on the delicate, strong face of her patroness. She began again In a quiet tone as If unconscious of Hope's presence "Poor Hugh! He has earned his own punishment I am glad I destroyed my last will." And she glanced at the fireplace. Then, suddenly addressing Hope. -Too win be glad. too. you seem to have espoused his cause. Mr Eawson was always devoted to Hugh, and you have caught his enthusiasm. That parcel which came to me before we left Paris from Mr. Rawsons office was my wHL I wanted to read It -I thought of. adding a codicil, but I could not make up mj mind. I have dreamed of that will, and struggled with my heart, my pride. This after noon, as ! sat alone. 1 seemed to see Hugh, to hear his voice, and the tm ulBe came on me; I thrust the paper riat doomed him to -poverty Into tht tie- it Is dune with." Sh pal jcd. Hop could not apeak. "Hut I m not aoliiR to leave him more than a competence; no, he does not dixicrvo that I should give him easo of circumstance; but I have a will' form with me. ami tomorrow I will fill It up. 1 have planned what I shall put In It I will not ho harsh; I will ho Jiwt." "And you will he ever so much hap pier, dear Mrs. Kavlllo." "Happy I ro you know, I douht If I know what happiness is?" "That Is viry extraordinary." "Is It? Have you known much hap piness. ' Hopo saoinc to think for a momont. then an tndescrlbiiblo hwooIiicss, a sud den light, came Into hnr eyes. "I have known glimpse of great happiness; of smaller happiness, of ten ; ot bitterness mid sadness, now and then." "A varied experience for so young a woman. By the way, I never think of you as a girl; yet Jwi are quite young I see and feel that. Now let us read the English papfrs which came this evening. I was glad to see them; for the post at thoBo out-of-the-way places Is always uncertain 1" CHAPTER XIX. The next day Mrs. Saville did not feel equal to write or attend to busi ness. Her head folt heavy and giddy, she said; so she ordered the ram shackle carriage and drove to thn c.hn teau, hoping the air would revive her. It did not however. Sho said she felt Inclined to sleep that the air was too strone for her. or rather that nh hnd grown too weak for the air that the place mode her melancholy, and Bhe would leave next day. Hopo persuad ed her to try and rest Shu mvcnH her over with wraps; for, though the day was warm, she complained of cold and shivered a eood deal. Hnm tnnb her knitting and sat patiently beside ner ror more than an hour, dnrinu which Mrs. Saville slept heavily, some times mooning; then she woke sudden ly, as lr startled, and thought she neard several people enter the room noisily. She was better, ond Insisted on taking a little walk on the beach. At dinner she could not eat, but com plained of great thirst. Feeling severe ueuuacne and drowsiness, she went early to bed. Hope felt more uneasy man sne cared to confess, and nermin.t ed Mrs. Saville to let her -maid sleep in ner room. Then she retired herself, first write at considerable length, then seek forgetfulness In her bed. But vain; her nerves wer nimin on irresistible Dresentlment ed her down. The long, wakeful, restless night wore through. At early dawn Jessop came Into Miss Desmond's room with an alarmed look on her face. "I am afraid Mrs. Saville Is very 111, miss. I have never seen her like this. She has been wandering oft and on all night about Mr. Hugh and her husband, that no one ever hears her speak about Just now she Is asleep What will become of us In this poor miserable place If my lady gets really 111? Why, we couldn't get a doctor; though that queer man we saw on the road yesterday, they tell me. Is a very clever doctor, but he lives miles and miles away." "I shall get up and dress at once " returned Hope, much alarmed "I will come to Mrs. Saville directly" She dressed accordingly, little think ing how long It would be before she should again go regularly to bed Mra. Saville seemed quite herself when Hope reached her bedside, excent that her hands and skin were dry and burning, her eyes bright and restless. She wanted to get up in order to i re pare for her journey to London. She seemed feverishly anxious to be at home once more. Then she began to speak obout Mr. Rawson as If he were there, though they both knew he had started with hU daughter for Switzer land; also she talked of her will, and her tear that If she died Intestate her son Hugh would get as much ot her property as his brother. As soon as she could get awav, Hope called the landlord and begged him to dispatch a mounted messenger for the note describing the condition of the TlT " accurately " she could. ThU done, there wo. nothing for U Dut Sh?fVamng trIed Hope "overs!,.. She felt moreover, what a weight of responsibility lay upon her Though Jessop was full of agres sion, of sympathy and woe. her JaU face and nervous manner showed K unfit she wo, for a sIck-nursT Hope waited for the doctor's reoort before she wrote to Mr. Rawson'. nT ner for help a counsel Part" Richard Saville , .. nobody knew where; Mw L"' Mrs. Havllls was going to be vary CT. At ImI. after what seemed ages, but reitily as soon ss he could coma, th dootor appeared. Though rusty and dislocated a a lMralla, ne was uuaij maa imoia- Kitt. Aftnr examining his patient, ha nuked Home If she was her daughter. "A nmoh attached friend, thea?" h hIiI. when she answered la tbs nega tive. "1 fear the poor lady Is sertoualy fa. It Is rather difficult to foresee how thorni fuvorlHh attacks may tun, sad we ciin only help nature. There Is lib tin to he done. I have brought xnedV oliies with me, thanks to tie deecrlp tton In your note. Salnte-Crolx boasts no chemist's shop. You must watch your patlutit constantly. Give her milk when you can get her to take anything. I will speak to the landlord alotit a few precautious which It would bo as woll to take, aad I thlfik you hud better have a curse s slck nurso to assist you. It seems to ma that Madame has been a heaXhy wom an?" "Remarkably healthy, I heZlere." "That Is well. A retire force ot untried strength Is the best he?? la theso coses. I will come ever very early to-morrow morning, sal. If pos slblo, bring a nurse with ne. So Hope was left with a TiVrg heart to watch the sick-bed. to ajlmln Istor what medicine was ordered, to cool the burning skin by applying a lo tion which smelt of camphor, to pray for strength and courage. She sent the courier to the nearest telegraph statlon, describing Mrs. Savde's con dition, and begg'.ng that Mr. Bawsou and Richard Saville might be sert tor. Meantime, a note or terror had spread through the household. Sams precautions suggested by ths doctor gave rise to exaggerated Ideas of la fectton, and Hope soon began to per ceive that the service of ths slck-rooa was becoming a difficulty. The doctor was faithful to his word, and returned with a sturdy, broad faced Sister of Mercy, who was aa im mense help. Then the sad routia of a sick-room was Instituted. Grmns ly Hope came to know that ths easzcy with which they hod to contend was severe typhus fever. The whole weight of attendance tell on Hope and the Sis ter. At times Mrs. Saville was wQCy excited, striving to get out of bed and wondering deliriously. In her wocm state Hope's voice and touch had a certain degree of Influence upon her. The weary days, and stUl wsarler nights, dragged the'.r slow length along. Letters came from Mr. Raw Bon's partner assuring Miss Desmond that he was In hopes a letter would find Mr. Saville In the Island of Bs gen, where his bankers believed he would make a short stay, and that hs had telegraphed to Mr. Rawson, who ought to be at Basle on the 7th; so doubt that gentleman would loss no time In going to Sainte-Crolx. Still the days and nights roHeJ heavily on, and no one came. "If all our care fails," thought Hops, "what a terrible position for me! I have done my best; but win Mrs. Se ville's people thin I have? If shs dies unreconciled to Hugh, what a trag edy!" What momenta Hope could spare from the sufferer she sweat la writing, covering the pages rapidly. These letters she sent by the courier to the market-town, that they might escape the uncertainties of ths Balate Crolx post-office. "Mademoiselle will km herself,' said Sister Marie, the nurse, one mora lng. "Tou do the work, the wstchtoc of two. And you are Imprudent; roe. let her hold your hand and leas against you. It Is unwise. Tou must take some rest Trust ine a Uttls." "I do, dear 81ster. I da But I can not rest Tou do not know how fay life seems to depend on hers." "And you are not her daughter" (To be continued.) HOW INSECTS RTtrtTTrw Carloaa Sratem of Twbeo Tfcat Mm the Lens-th of Their Boeliea. Landlubber animals have lungs and se creatures have gills. But Insects have neither one nor the other. They have a complex system of tubes run ning throughout the whole length of the body, bj means ot wbh air Is conveyed to every part of the system. As they are destined to contain noth ing but air. they are strongly support, ed to guard against collapse from pressure. This support is furnished by means of a fine thread running spirally with in the walls of the tube, much la ths same way that a garden hose to pro tected with wire. There are generally two of these tubes which run the whole length of the insect's body Many fllea, as larvae, live In ths w, ter Arranged along each side ot their bodies Is a series of exoeedlngly thin Plates, into each of which runs a se ries of blood vessels. These plates act and absorb the oxygen contained 1 IV8,"- The taa end three fuherltke projections. By means of these the larvae causes currents of wa ter to flow over the gills and thus their efficiency la Increased. The gnat also lives In ths water as ? larva- Bt t has no gills. There fore it cannot breaths ths oxygen In the water, but must breaths sir. This Is done by mean, of a splcads situated at the tip of Us talk Indeed, ths tall la prolonged-Into a little tube, Ths nrva floats along head downward In he water with this tubs just abovs the surface to enable It to breathe. After some time It Is provided with two little tubes which act In the same manner. Chicago Tribune. The fur trade of the world makes use of more than 1,000,000 cat akina every year.