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Coquille Land Owners Cooperate to
Reclaim Marshes.
Coquille Five thousand acres of
rich Coquille valley land is being re
claimed by drainage systems through
the co-operative efforts of farmers
owning the land. This work has now
been under way for over 12 months,
though the actual work has been going
on for a far leas period of time. At
the present four reclamation projects
are under way.
The first and oldest is the Beaver
Slough drainage project. The first
move in this plan for the reclamation
of the bottom land of the Coquille val
ley was begun, by petition, over five
years ago. However, the first petition
was killed by the opposition of cold
footed property owners in the proposed
district. After a district was formed
which cut off the greater portion of
these dissenters and the petition car
ried and the project was launched.
The Beaver Slough drainage district
includes 1740 acres of bottom land,
which will be draiend, and the cost of
the complete project will be about
117,000. The complete project will in
clude over eight miles of drainage
canals, the main canal being 50 feet
wide and the lateral canals over 25 feet
in width. In connection with the main
canals lateral ditches will be dug
through the land, and these will be
extended through their private holdings
by the individuals so far as they see
At the point where the main canals
flow into the river tide gates will be
installed which will allow the water to
drain from the land freely, but will pre
vent the tides from overflowing over
the lowlands, as has formerly been the
case. These lateral canals are about
30 feet in width and extend from the
main canal to the foothills east.
The second of the projects is the Fat
Elk drainage district, which is located
on the south side of the river and
which extends two or three miles above
the city. It will entail the dredging
for about miles of canals and several'
miles of lateral ditches. This project
embraces 2,273 acres of bottom land
and will make of the section of the
river directly across from this city a
veritable paradise in the way of dairy
land. About four miles of canals are
complete and it is thought that without
further delay the work will not occupy
more than two months longer. The
main canal follows the channel of what
is supposed to have been the old river
and will be fitted with the usual tide
gates. Including the last assessment,
this project has cost 128,423, and the
end is not yet.
The third, the Harlocker project, is
practically a private plan of increasing
the value and productiveness of a pro
gressive farmer's land. It was started
by L. Harlocker, of this city, for the
purpose of draining bis farm about
five miles below town. He was joined
by several neighbors, who have agreed
to stand a portion of the expense.
This project embraces 651 acres of
land and has cost $2,000. The cost of
digging lateral ditches from the main
canal through the land will perhaps ag
gregate $1,000 more, the entire system
cost about $3,000. There will be about
one mile of lateral ditches when the
project is complete.
Big Baldwin Ranch Sold.
Portland One of the largest trans
actions on record in eastern Oregon
ranch lands was consummated last
week when the immense Crook county
holdings of the Baldwin Sheep and
Land company was sold to a syndicate
of Portlland capitalists for a figure
said to be in the neighborhood of
The Baldwin company's holdings
comnrise 26,600 acres located on Hay
creek and Trout creek, and occupying
the best lands in the district south of
Shaniko and east of Madras. The pur
chase includes the improvements on the
place, including a large general store
and bank, the value of which is con
servatively estimated at $100,000.
A large portion of the Baldwin ranch
comprises some of the finest alfalfa
land in Eastern Oregon to the extent
of several thousand acres. It is the
intention of the new owners of the-
property to develop all of the alfalfa
lands by conserving the waters in Hay
creek and Trout creek for irrigation
purposes. Practically all of the wa
ter in both those streams for their
entire length is controlled by the Bald
win ranch. The Deschutes line of
the Harriman system will run through
the Baldwin property and arrange
ments have already been made for es
- tablishing one or more shipping points
on the company's land.
Accommodations for Passengers.
Salem The railroad commission has
taken up the matter of providing facil
ities and conveniences at the point
near Derry where the West Side divis
ion of the Southern Pacific crosses the
line of the Salem, Falls City & West
. era railroad. Waiting rooms will be
built and the schedules arranged so
that connections both north and south
can be made by the passengers en
route from Salem and Dallas to Cor
vallis and Portland.
Fruit Growers Will Build.
Eugene The Eugene Fruitgrowers
association has taken an option on a
lot belonging to B. F. Dorris and ad
joining the Southern Pacific yards in
Eugene. It is the plan to erect this
spring a large fruit packing house.
The association now occupies a build
ing in the business district which will
be moved away soon to make room for
a brick Mock.
Charges are Made Against ,K. H
O'Brien of Wallowa Reserve.
Baker City Trouble between the
sheepmen of this section and the fores
try officials has reached an acute stage
and there is every probability that j,tbe
grievance of the Baker-Union Counties
Woolgrowers' association wi'l be ap
pealed to the officials at Washington.
A meeting was held in this city
between K. H. O'Brien, of the Wal
Iowa reserve, and District Foreste
Chapman, and the woolgrowers of thir
section. The growers allege that lass
year the officials agreed to allow on
the Wallowa reserve 125,000 sheep
from Wallowa county and 150,000 from
Baker and Union counties, but only
65,000 sheep were admitted from
Walla Walla and 69,000 from Baker
and Union counties. The sheepmen
now ask that the original limit be es
tablished again and the larger number
of sheep admitted.
Serious charges are made against K.
H. O'Brien, of the Wallowa reserve,
the sheepmen believing andintimating
that Mr. O'Brien's business interests,
his relationship commercially, .socially
and financially are of such a nature
that he is unduly influenced in matters
pertaining to the range. The sheep
men demanded of Mr. Chapman that
they have a hearing on these allega
tions and that be give a decision. All
complaints were reduced to writing and
Mr. Chapman took the case under ad
visement. It is generally believed
that the meeting is merely the founda
tion for an appeal by the sheepmen to
Strike Pure Water at Well.
Vale Newbill & Coleman, who have
been sinking a test well one half mile
southwest of the town, struck an un
limited flow of pure water. A sample
has been sent to Portland for analysis.
The well was sunk on the Road com
pany's land, and the mayor has written
to that company asking for a donation
of the land where the well is situated,
and for a plat of land on the Vale hill
for a reservoir, and sIbo for a park site
to be donated to the city.
Change in Rail Route
Portland A copy of a resolution
adopted by the board of directors of
the O. R. & N. on January 13 declar
ing the new line from a point west of
Echo, Umatilla county, to the main
line, near Coyote, a branch line of the
corporation, has been filed with the
county clerk. This is the straight cut
which officials of the line have recently
announced would be built.
Freewater on Railroad Map
Freewater At last Freewater has a
recognized place on the map, the O. R.
& N. company having changed the
name of the depot from Milton to Mil-
ton-Freewater. New folders contain
the new name. It is a recognition of
the passenger and traffic business orig
inating at this point.
New Buildings at Eugene.
Eugene The concrete blocks for
the new restaurant which T. H. Ellis
will build for the A. L. Smith company
near the depot have- been delivered.
The foundation is already in.
Wheat Track prices Bluestem,
$1.15; club, $1.07; red Russian, $1.04
1.06; valley, $1.05; 40-fold., $1.10.
Barley Feed and brewing, $28
28.50 ton.
Corn Whole, $35; cracked, $36 ton.
Oats No.l white, $3131.60 ton.
Hay Track prices Timothy: Wil
lamette valley, $19(20 per ton; East
ern Oregon, $2122; alfalfa, $1718;
California alfalfa, $1617: clover,
$16; grain hay, $17S!18.
Fresh Fruits Apples, $1.253 box;
pears, $1.501.75; cranberries, $89
per barrel.
Potatoes Carload buying prices :
Oregon, 7080c per sack ; sweet pota
toes, 2)4((ii2c per pound.
Vegetables Artichokes, $1.25 per
dozen; cabbage, $2 per hundred; cauli
flower, $1.75 per dozen; celery, $4 per
crate; sprouts, 9c per pound; squash,
2c; tomatoes., $3.253.50 per crate;
turnips, $1.25 per sack; rutabagas,
$11.25; carrots, $1; beets, $1.25;
parsnips, $1.
Onions Oregon, $1.50 per sack.
Butter City craemery extras, 37(3)
39c; fancy outside creamery, 35(a'37c
per pound; store, 2022c. Butter
fat prices average 1 per pound, un
der regular butter prices.
Eggs Fresh Oregon ranch, 2829c
per dozen.
Pork Fancy, llS)12c per pound.
Poultry Hens, 17J18c; spring",
1718c; ducks, 20 23c; geese, 13
14c; turkeys, live, 2324c; dressed,
27(ff30c; squabs, $3 per dozen.
Cattle Best steers, $5.50; fair to
good steers, $4.58(?i;5; strictly good
cows, $4.50 ; fair to good cows, $3.76
4; light calves, $55.50; heavy
calves, $45; bulls, $3.S03.75;
stags, $34.
Hogs Top, $99.25; fair to good
hogs, $8.600)8.76.
Sheep Best wethers, $5.50; fair to
good wetners, $4.6UC(5; good ewes,
$4.755; lambs, $6(S6.50.
Hops, 1909 crop, prime and choice.
2021Kc; 19u8s, 17c; 1907s, llc
per pound.
Wool Eastern Oregon, 1623c per
pound; mobair, choice, 25c;.
Cascara bark 4kc pound.
Hides Dry hides, 1818c per
pound; dry kip, 18($18&c; dry calf
skin, 1921c; salted hides, 10(3)
10c; salted calfskin, 15c pound)
green, lc less. - - -
One Man Blocks Conviction Eleven
Believe ex-Commissioner Guil
ty, But Cannot Con
vince the Twelfth
Portland, Feb. 14. One juror, and
one alone, has saved Binger Hermann
from conviction on the charge of con
spiracy to defraud his country out of
its public lands.
That one juror withstood the pleas
of bis fellow talesmen from Friday
forenoon at 11 a clock until this morn
ing at 9. His position proved beyond
the power of argument to shake, and
the twelve men came before Judge
Wolverton this morning with the re
port that they could not reach a ver
dict. Judge Wolverton discharged the
jury from further duty, and the first
trial of Binger Hermann was closed,
after five weeks of testimony and ar
When further instruction was asked
of the judge Saturday, fear began to
be felt of a hung jury. The hours that
passed without a verdict Sunday
brought conviction that the jury would
be unable to agree.
This morning the conclusion was
confirmed by the appearance of the
jury in the courtroom, when its fore
man announced that an agreement was
impossible, and asked that the 12 men
be discharged from further attendance
upon the court.
Judge Wolverton was loth to have
the case terminated without a verdict.
But the positive assurance of the men
that agreement could not be reached,
left no alternative. In view of the
long time' spent in deliberation, and
the positive assertion of the jurors that
they could not agree, the judge found
it useless to confine the men longer,
and discharged them from the case.
Disagreement had been feared, but
few who had been speculating . on the
issue had thought the margin would be
so narrow as one. Mr. Heney and his
assistants were absolutely confident ot
a conviction. Mr. Hermann, on the
other side, expressed bis faith in ac
quittal, and did not seem to worry over
the delay in reaching an agreement.
When "the report of disagreement
was made, the aged defendant showed
more signs of concern than at earlier
stages of the case, and when it was ru
mored through the corridors that only
one man stood out, f riendB of Mr. Her
mann realized the danger to which he
had been subjected, and gave voice to
their concern.
George Selkirk is the one man who
hung the jury.
Taft's Lincoln Day Speech Meets
With Approval.
Chicago, Feb. 15. That the country
has been reassured by President Taf t
in bis Lincoln-day speech in New York
that the administration has no inten
tion of turning the business world
topsy-turvy, and that the law-abiding
corporations have nothing to fear, are
keynotes sounded today in the editorial
comment of the country on the speech.
Western editors admonish Wall
street that it is time to put its bogeys
away and get down -to business on a
basis of belief that legitimate business
is safe under the Taf t administration,
The sentiment seems to be that the
president fell short of convincing the
people that the tariff law is to be
trusted for results and that in spite of
the New York speech, will go on as
The Democratic press expresses the
view that Mr. Taft is solicitous of the
integrity of his party and that there is
no less cause for worry now than there
was before. He is credited with a sin
cere desire to avert anything that
would upset the business equilibrium,
while at the same time adhering stead
fastly to his declared policy of making
the corporations subservient to the
public welfare, and not paramount.
With the exception of a few bank
era, who do not relish the idea of the
establishment of a postal aavings bank
system, and some manufacturers who
are opposed to the new law relating to
the regulation of corporations, the men
of affairs in Chicago generally indorse
the president s speech and policies.
Wealthy Aviator Drops.
Marysville, Cal., Feb. 15. Frank
J. Johnson, the San Rafael million
aire, this afternoon, after announcing
that he would attempt to establish a
world's record by traveling over a
course of 20 miles and encircling the
Sutter Buttes, mounted his Curtiss
biplane and made a start.
After traveling to the north end of
the track be .turned around and on his
return the machine dropped to the
ground and crashed into the fence,
He escaped with nothing more than a
few slight bruises.
Alleged "Still" on Farm.
Asotin, Wash., Feb. 15. William E.
Norris, a well known farmer of Ana-
tone, was arrested yesterday for al
leged operation of an illicit distillery
on his farm near Anatone. He ap-peared-before
United States Commis
sioner Shaughnessy, and gave a cash
bond for $2,000. Norris had the al
leged still under the windmill of bis
farm. The machinery is expensive
and complete. Norris will appear at
the April term of the U. S.ourt, .
Worst Feared for Tug.
Boston, Feb. 15. No news of the
missing naval tug Nina, which left
Norfolk for the Cbarlestown navy yard
February 6, came today to relieve the
anxiety as to ber fate. The belief is
growing that she went to the bottom
with ber crew. "
What Gold
Cannot Buy
AutW.f "A Crk! Fat." 'M.Kl. W.f. r VM.w - "By
Warn-'. Wit." "TBatW. Bar.- " IW !.
"Mane's CMw" "A W Haart.
CHAPTER XXI. (Continued.)
"I am dying to read my letters."
Wled Mrs. Savllle. "Here Is a thleS
ene from Mr. Rawson." She opened It,
and then, growing rather white, ex
claimed, "Why, It encloses one from
Hugh I" This she read eagerly, and
then r perused It.
"Ah, If I could believe he cares for
me!" she said, at length. "The letter
Is like himself, tender yet obstinate.
He will be here nearly as soon as
this," she went on, her small, thin
Angers closing tightly on the paper.
He Implores me to let him see his
mother's face once more the mother
he has been so near losing. Rawson
has evidently told him of my Illness.
He confesses I had a right to be angry,
but reiterates his conviction that he
has done well and wisely In securing
the sweetest wife man could have."
"You will see him, dear Mrs. Sa-
vlller cried Hope, with white, parched
lips. "You are so good as to think I
was of use to you; If you would amply
repay me, see your son let him plead
tor his wife. They are married, you
cannot separate them, and if she Is a
true woman It will break her heart to
know she has parted mother and son.
It Is In your power to confer such
"I will receive my son. As to his
wife, I cannot say what I shall do. I
gave Rawson directions to have her
watched; It was a shabby thing to do,
but I did It He has had her closely
shadowed, but she has been absolutely
well conducted. Still, If it Is In my
power to confer much happiness, It
was In hers to create much misery,
and she did ltl Why, Hope, what Is
the matter? Are you HIT"
Hope fell back In her chair so dead
ly white and motionless that Mrs. Sa
vllle was terror-struck. She rang vio
lently, and, rushing to the fainting
girl, began to rub her cold hands.
"Bring water, wlnel send Jessop!
eall the doctor!" she cried, In great
agitation, to the astonished butler,
who had never before seen his Imperi
ous mistress so moved.
"The doctor has Just driven off, 'm;
but I will send Jessop."
Boon the lady's-maid, the butler,
and the housekeeper were trying to
bring Miss Desmond back to lite.
When she did open her eyes they
sought Mrs. Savllle's; she smiled and
feebly put out her hand.
"Now she must go to bed," said Mrs.
Savllle, holding the offered hand In
both her own. "She had better be
carried up-stalrs."
"I can walk quite well; at least In
a few minutes," murmured Hope, "If
Jessop will help me."
Thus Hope was relegated to her own
room, where Mrs. Savllle Insisted she
must remain all the next day. Won
derful to relate, that lady spent most
of it at her bedside, reading or knit
ting. Neither spoke much, yet they
had a certain comfort In the compan
ionship. Miss Rawson called, and
was admitted during Mrs. Savllle's ab
sence, when she went for a short air
ing, which she considered essential for
her own health.
To her Hope explained that she must
for the present refuse her hospitable
Invitation. Then they talked long and
confidentially, .m t Miss Rawson took
charge of coupl- of I r rs -"hen she
bade her young friend good-by.
It was now established that Miss
Desmond was not to appear till lunch
eon-time, Mrs. Savllle being content to
read the papers herself. The doctor
was not quite satisfied; his young pa
tient did not recover strength or tone:
she was depressed and nervous, averse
from food, sleepless. Some "complete
hange to a bracing place might be
necessary. Mrs. Savllle, who was
deeply concerned, went eagerly Into
the question of localities, but Hope lm
plored, almost plteously, not to be sent
It was the end of. September, and
London was at Its emptiest; Mrs. Sa
vllle was therefore spared the visits
and kind Inquiries of her kinsfolk and
acquaintance. She was 111 at ease from
anxiety concerning Hope. All that was
kindly and grateful in her strong na
ture had been drawn forth by the das
olate orphan girl who had the spirit
to withstand her hitherto unresisted
tyranny, and the perception to appaal
to the better self which lay beneath It
Bo Mrs. Savllle sat by herself, think
ing deeply of her past, her present,
and tie possible future, "one warm,
rainy morning. "Horrid weather for
Hope," she thought; "Impossible for
nerve to get right under such skyey
Influence." Yes, she must get Hope
out of town. How desolate her life
would be without that glrlt and she
would need comfort and support In
coming years. Even If she brought
herself to accept Hugh's wife, she
would probably turn out a thorn in
their aide and keep her and her son
Here the old butler, with a beaming
face, announced, "Mr. Hugh, ma'am;
and her son entered. How well, how
distinguished, he -looked! his strong
face deeply embrowned, his fine look-
in eyes eager yet soft.
"Hush!" cried Mrs. Savllle, rising,
and trembling from head to foot
"My dear mother!" no returned, ten
derly, with the slight hoarseness of
warm emotion, and he clasped her In
his arms, k!s!ns her affectionately.
"Are you Indeed ufe and well!"
"My eon! yws S-r aearly broken
my heart!" Her tose toM htm he
was already h:t fcMtvtrn.
"Rawson told rij tMs morulas. Just
now, that I ml.iM venture to catl. You
must forgive me. wot. er. I know I
deserved your aajcer. and this I regret
I only want you to let me come and
see you sometimes, and I will trouble
you no more. I can fUht for my own
hand; but you must accept my Inno
cent wife, too."
"It will be a hard task. Hugh. I am
a prejudiced woman, and my preju
dices are strong against her."
"I think they will melt when you
see her, mother."
"I doubt It." Mrs. Savllle was be
ginning, when the door opened, and
Hope Desmond walked slowly Into the
room. She seemed very pale and fra
gile in her simple black dress. No
sooner had she caught sight of Hugh
than her cheeks flushed, her great
brown eyes lit up with a look half Joy,
half terror, and her lips parted with
a slight cry.
Hugh Savllle sprang forward, ex.
claiming, "My own love; my own dar
ling wife!" and folded her In a rap
turous embrace, kissing her hair, her
eyes, her Hps, forgetful of everything
Mrs. Savllle again rose from her
chair, and stood petrified. At last Hope
disentangled herself from her hus
band's arms, and, crossing to where
her mother-in-law stood, said, broken
ly, "Can you forgive me the deceit 1
have practiced? Can you have pa
tience to hear my explanation?"
"I am bewildered," cried Mrs. Sa
vllle, looking from one to the other.
"Is Hope Desmond your wife, Hugh!"
"She Is! Can you forgive me now?"
said Hugh, advancing to support
Hope's trembling form by passing his
arm around her.
"It Is Incredible! How did you come
to Impose upon me In this way?"
"I will tell you all," Hope began,
when she was Interrupted by a mes
sage which the butler brought from
Mr. Rawson requesting to be admitted.
"Show him up; he Is a party to the
fraud," said Mrs. Savllle, sternly.
Hugh drew his wife closer to him as
Mr. Rawson entered looking radiant.
"I trust you do not consider me an
Intruder," he said.
"You come Just when you are want
ed. I feel my brain turnln," returned
Mrs. Savllle.
"If you will listen." urged Hope,
with clasped hands.
"Yes, pray hear Mrs. Hugh Savllle,"
said Mr. Rawson.
Mrs. Savllle turned a startled look
upon him, and Hope went on: "When I
came to this good friend, who offered
me the shelter of his house so soon as
he found I was the niece of his old
rector, I was In despair. I began to
realize the mistake, the disobedience
that Hugh had boen guilty of. I had
yielded too readily to the temptation
of spending my llfo with him. I felt
that I was the cause of his troubles
and I was overwhelmed. I wished that
I could die; anything to be no longer a
burden and an obstacle. Then I heard
Mr. Rawson speak of finding a com
panlon for Mrs. Savllle. and the
thought came to me of being that com
panlon, and perhaps winning her affec
tlon for myself and restoration for
Hugh." A Budden sob Interrupted her
then, with an effort, she went on- "Mr
Rawson was startled at the Idea, but
his daughter at once took it up and
after some discussion. It was agreed
that I should make the desperate at
tempt, I was therefore Introduced to
you by two of my names-Hope IJes
mond. I was called Katharine Hope
Desmond afu,r my mother, who was
Uncle Desmond's only slater. uow ,
had the courage to brave such an e
pertinent I cannot now understand for
myihr? -h9 VtM Jwr hand
against her bosom, and, dlsengng
herself, mode a step naarer her mo h
er-ln.law-."Beem. to flutter and X
me. But the desire to retrieve th
wrong I had wrought M.taln2 L i
did not tell Hugh what I hM und J
taken until , had been some wetk,
with you. Ho was much alarm J !
begged me not to rUktooT
leave as soon as I could, If thT.tr
waa too great; but ha dJi . . n
me to stay. So I stayed n b,,,
ful the begmmi" Y 7hrt
you were cold and a. 1 I,' ?Bh
't. for you aretooSgtoTsJr
clous, or petty, or narrow J it
not let myself fw y, "'X2
S whlt 7 you ; 12
to what make. thl. iaomal J
me; I fr your disapproval more than
your displeasure. Now, can yon, win
you. forKlve me?"
Mrs. flavllle was sueni; owr "
wero knit her eyes downcast; yet
Hope dared to take the fine small hand
which lay on the arm of the chair.
Mrs. Savllle did not draw U away, ini
held their breath. Then
she drew Hope's to her, and gently
stroked It "I think." she aiow-
w "that you are the only creature tnai
ever understood me. I forgive youf
huslind, and accept you not because
his disobedience Is pardonable, but be
cause, when I came back from ths
Jnws of death, the first sight that met
my eyes were your tears or joy ai my
recovery. Yet had I died Intestate,
you and your husband would have
been far better oft than you will be;
and you knew It You are the first
that has ever given me what gold can.
not buy."
"Mother," cried Hugh Savllle, In a
tone of wounded feeling, "I alwayt
loved you as much as you would lei
"Perhaps you did. I believe yon
did," said his mother.
Hope had sunk on her knees, anA
kissed the hands which held hers,
then her head fell forward, and Hugh
sprang forward to lift her.
"She is quite overcome," he exclaim
ed, almost Indignantly. "She Is but
ghost of her former self. And he
placed her In an easy-chair, where she
lay with closed eyes.
"Happiness will be a rapid restora
tive," said Mrs. Savllle, kindly. "Now,
what punishment Is to be dealt out to
you, traitor that you are?" she con
tinued, turning to Mr. Rawson, "To
enter Into a conspiracy against your
trusting client! 8hall I degrade you
from the high office of my chief ad
viser? I must hold a council, and the
council-board shall be my dinner-table.
Bring your daughter to dinner this
evening, and we shall settle many mat
ters. And, Hope, If you feel equal to
the task, write to Richard, inviting
him to dinner to meet his new Bister-In-law."
"Very few follows have bo good
right to be proud of a wife as I havs,"
cried Hugh, exultlngly. "Our old na
val stories of desperate euttlng-out ex
ploits are poor compared to the endur
ing courage that upheld Kate, as I al
ways call her, through the long strain
of her bold undertaking."
"She has enlightened me, at all
events," said Mrs. Savllle. . "Now go
away to the drawing-room and have
your talk out. The doctor Insists that
a complete change is necessary for
Hope's recovery; so take your wife
away to-morrow for your long-delayed
honeymoon. But remember, whenever
you are pursuing your profession on
the high seas, I claim the companion
ship of Mr. Rawson's pleasant pro
tegee." "Dear Mrs. Savllle, I will be your
loving daughter so long as you care to
have me near you," cried Hope; and,
no longer hesitating, she folded her
formidable mother-in-law In her arma,
(The end.)
A friend was complaining the ether
day to Captain Barber, port captain
of the State pilots, about the crowded
condition of the steamboat on whlcb
he recently made a trip.
"Four In a room?" replied IBarber.
"That's nothing.
"You should have traveled! In the
days of the gold rush to California. I
remember one trip out of Kew York
we carried more than 1,000 passen
gers, and if you put 60 on that ahlp
to-day there'd be a holler that would
reach Washington and make trouble
for somebody. To show you how
crowded it waa and what 'crowded'
really means, three days out from New
York a chap walked up to the old man
and said:
"'Captain, you really muet find me
a place to sleep.'
"'Where In thunder have you been
Bleeping until now?" asked the old
"'Well,' says the fellow, 'yon see
It's this way. I've been sleeping on a
Blck man. but he's getting better now
and won't stand for It much longer."
'San Francisco Call.
Wlmt Troubled Hla.
Wllllo Say, mother, will It hmt to
have this tooth out?
Mrs. Sllmson Nnturallyj but It
will be so sudden that you won't have
time to think Just a quick turn, and
It will be all over.
Wlllie-Ura-thafs all that could
happen to me If I had my head pulled
off. Life.
Her Grievance,
Never mind," said Socrates, -you
may disapprove of me, but posterity
will lend an attentive ear to my teach
ings." "That's what etas-peratea me!" re
plied Xantlppo. To think a man
would go to such lengths in order to
have the lost word." Washington
Getting Wiae,
"I want to be well Informed." eala
ambitious girl "I W4nt to ow
wnats going on."
"Well," answered Mlas Oayanne, "I
would suggest that you gt one of
those telephones that will put yon on
a line with Ava nr at. w ,w
em." Exchange. '
A Strung- AttaeJ,,,..,,.
Jinks I oaiUrf . . . .
nau - ur iriena. k
flweetllps. last night and could hardly
tear myself away.
Miss Charmtna ti-. -v
'Ul tt that?
Jinks Oh. it . .v . .. -
tear mviwlf ..... . ...
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