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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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;
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
"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
"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
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
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
T guard against disease germs in
the dust, masks have been adopted by
the New York street cleaning depart
ment far its sweepers.
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
"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
"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
"And I wonder who he Is?" contin
"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
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
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
"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"
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
ed her down.
The long, wakeful, restless night
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
"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
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
"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
"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
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
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