HAPPENINGS FROM AROUND OREGON
SIX SPRAYINGS NEEDED.
Corvallis Man Give Program for Up
1 to-Date Orchardists.
Portland Professor John C. Brid
well, head of the department of en
tomology at the Oregon Agricultural
college, speaking before the Apple
Culture club on the subject of "The
Insect Pests of Young Orchards,"
dwelt on the different pests which in
fect the orchards of the Willamette
valley and outlined means for their ex
termination. The peculiarities and habits of the
following pests were described : San
Jose scale, wooly aphis, apple and
wheat aphis, brown apple aphis, apple
tree borers, grasshoppers and climbing
cut worms. In telling of the proper
sprays to be used in the battle against
fruit tree pests, he said :
"The summer strength limo spray
should be diluted 24 times and the win
ter strength 12 times. Lead arsenate
should be used in the proportion of two
pounds to every 60 gallons of material.
"A regular routine of six sprays is
almost necessary to prevent the rav
ages of pests in the Willamette valley.
The first spray for the scab should be
applied when the petals begin to show
color; the second spray for codlin moth
and scab after the petals have fallen;
the third spray of lime sulphur for
scab alone two weeks after the sec
ond spray; the fourth spray of lead
arsenate about July 1 for the codlin
moth; the fifth spray should be used
in winter strength, after the fruit is
"The apple tree borers found in
healthy trees are round-headed. Flat
headed borers are found only in un
healthy trees. The best way to pre
vent the work of the borer is to wrap
newspapers around the trunks of the
"In order to keep the San Jose scale
from spreading, all young stock sold
should bear a certificate of inspection,
and all stock not inspected should be
rejected and not planted."
Will Develop Coal Deposits in Coos.
North Bend G. Gilbertson has sold
his ranch of 83 acres on Kentuck inlet
to W. B. Wright, a coal mine operator,
formerly of Canada, for (30,000.
There are 20 acres of the ranch, ac
cording to Mr. Gilbertson'B estimate,
which cover veins of coal. It is the
intention of Mr. Wright to develop the
mine, the former owner only having
prospected the place. . Mr. Gilbertson
states that he has found an 11 foot
vein with nine feet of good coal. It
is of fair quality, not as good as the
Beaver Hill coal, but better than the
Libby coal, according to investigations
made. It is estimated that there are
about 240,000 tons of coal which can
be mined, on the place.
Adjoining the Gilbertson ranch is
the big Glasgow tract, ownd by Sen
ator Bourne, the Ladd interests of
Portland and others. This is a very
large coal area and Mr. Gilbertson says
that the coal on his land is the edge of
the big field on the Galsgow tract,
which has not been opened.
Kentuck inlet , is opposite North
Bend. It will be necessary to trans
port the coal in scows from the mine
to .the city where it can be placed in
bunkers. Should a market warrant,
the mine could produce, when develop-
: ed, as high as 150 tons of coal a day.
Higher Education Gains Ground.
University of Oregon, Eugene The
annual report of President Campbell
shows that the total registration in all
' departments of the university is now
, 1,170 students, of whom 620 are en-
rolled in the colleges of liberal arts
and engineering. Every county
; Oregon, with three - exceptions, is
represented Multnomah leading with
' 171 students. The Freshmen class in
arts and engineering numbers 225,
representing practically every four
year high school and academy in the
state. Among the freshmen are also
graduates of 39 high schools and acad-
, emies located outside of the state of
Oregon, an indication of the large im-
migration Into Oregon during the past
Eagle Vallay to Be Reclaimed.
Development of Eagle valley, con-
. talnlng 80,000 acres of land in Baker
county, is projected by the Eastern
Oregon Irriagtion company. The re
clamation will be accomplished in ac
cordance with the terms of the Carey
act The tract will produce the finest
. fruit In the northwest Cantaloupes
and water melons grow with great pro
ductiveness. Strawberries, peaches
and other small fruits are equally prof-
I table. ,
Another Million Acre for Oregon.
Washington Senator Bourne has
' introduced a bill to give Oregon an
other million acres of land to be dis-
posed of under the Carey irrigation
; act. Idaho has got such a bill through.
It is believed this bill will pass at
this session. The passage of a bill for
a government business commission to
devise means of economy in expendi
tures is a victory for Bourne in the
senate. It was his original project
lie hopes to get it through the house.
Wallowa 8hlps BR Cars of Hay.
Wallowa January was a record
breaker In hay shipments from Wal
lowa, there being no less than 69 car
loads shipped out aggregating more
than 660 tons. Besides this one car of
cattle and two of lumber were sent out
making a total of 612 cart of products
shipped during the poorest month In
the year. ' This makes a good increase
over the corresponding month for last
SPEAK ON APPLE CULTURE.
Dr. S. A. Robinson, of Old Virginia,
Praises Oregon Apples.
Portland Members of the Portland
Apple Growers club were afforded an
opportunity to listen to two addresses
at the regular meeting at the Y. M. C.
A. recently. M. O. Lownsdale, of La
fayette, owner of one of the largest
apple orchards in the Willamette val
ley and having 30 years' experience in
raising apples, was the first speaker.
He was followed by an address by Dr.
A. Robinson, vice-president of the
State Horticultural society of Virginia,
and a member of the Royal society of
Dr. Robinson telling why Oregon
apples bring the highest prices in the
markets of the world said in part:
You in Oregon are being taught to
underestimate your competitors. There
are a number of sections which you
must take into account Canada, along
the St Lawrence river and around the
Great Lakes, Nova Scotia and a few
other sections are as productive as the
Pacific Northwest and while the apples
of these sections do not compare with
the first and second pack of Oregon
they are a good commercial apple. But
your apples are the best and it is be
cause they are the best that they draw
the great prices.
"The production of strictly fancy
apples will never be overdone. They
will always meet a demand command
ing a high price, both because of the
small area fitted for such apples and
on account of the increasing popula
tion which is demanding the highest
priced apples. In New York City a
few years ago I saw apples piled on
the docks, simply glutting the market
and with a greater quantity sent in
than ever before. They were being
sold good commercial apples for 76
cents a barrel. Two trainloads of ap
ples were left standing unopened. But
with this glutted market Oregon ap
ples were being held at $3.60 to $4.00
a bushel box and the dealers were glad
to get them at that price. That shows
the way Oregon apples are thought of
in the East and what will be paid for
the. very best
Now, I am from Virignia, where
we can grow a very high grade of ap
ple. But there is no fear of Virginia
being a competitor of yours for a gen
eration at least The reason I would
give as hereditary inertia although
there are some who may dub it 'hook
worm.' At any rate, they will not
develop their land and the proprietors
of the soil, the sonB and grandsons of
slaveowners, have such a great amount
of personal individuality that they
cannot be made to co-operate, ; and co
operation such as you have at Hood
River - is an absolute essential to the
success of the apple industry."
. Interest In Gold Mine Sold.
Pendleton Tom Ayers of this city
recentljt-announced one of the biggest
mining deals in the history of eastern
Oregon. The deal represents about
$760,000 and includes the controlling
interest in the Gold Coin mine in Baker
county, one of the richest mines in
that section. ' Nearly all of the stock
heretofore has been owned by local peo
ple. Ayers has sold out his entire in
terest nd many of the smaller holders
are also disposing of their stock.
Wheat . Track prices Bluestem,
$1.12(ij 1.14; club, $1.04(il.06; red
Russian, $1.04; valley, $1.60; 40-fold,
Barley Feeding, brewing, $28 ton,
Corn Whole, $35; cracked, $36 ton.
Oats No. 1 white, $31 ($31. 60 ton
Hay Track prices-Timothy : Wil
lamette valley, $20rt;'21 per ton; East
ern Oregon, $22Ci)23; alfalfa, $17rD18;
California alfalfa, $16ftt)17; clover, $15
16; grain hay, $17(u)18.
Fresh Fruits Apples, $1. 25(3 box;
pears, $1.50(i)1.76 per box; cranber
ries, $8C(i;9 per barrel.
1 Potatoes Carload buying prices
Oregon, 6075o per hundred; sweet
potatoes, 8c pound.
unions uregon, i.ou(i)i.76 per
Vegetables Turnips, $1.25 pr sack
rutabagas, $101.25; carrots, $1; beets,
fl.Z5; parsnips, $1.
Butter City creamery, extras, 27(5?
29c per pound; fancy outside creamery,
35fiJ39c; store, 20(i23c Butter. fat
prices average 1 1-2 c per pound under
regular butter prices.
Eggs Fresh Oregon ranch. 25I26c
Cheese Full cream, twins, 20c per
pound; Young Americas, 21c
Pork Fancy,-12(iil3c per pound.
Veal Fancy, 12(il2 l-2c pound.
Poultry Hens, 17(i!l8c per pound;
springs, 17(18c; ducks, 18c; geese,
14c; turkeys, live, 22(ii:24c; dressed.
2&i!Z7c; squabs, $3 per dosen.
Cattle Best steers, $5.60S!5.76;
fair to good, $4.5(Ki5; strictly good
cows, $4.60$4.75; fair to good; $46$
4.60; light calves, $5.60i6; heavy
calves, 4(cCo; bulls, $3.76j4.Z5; stags,
Hogs Top, $9.7610.10: fair to
Sheep Best wethers, $6($6.50; fair
to good. $5.60(t5.75; good ewes, $6
Hops 1909 crop, prime and choice,
2021c per pound; 1908a, 17c; 1907s,
Wool Eastern Oregon, l&Gl20e
pound; valley, 22($24e per pound; mo
hair, choice, Z&c
Cascara bark, 46Z5c per pound.
Hides Dry hides, 17(18e pound
dry kip, 17iil8c; dry calfskin, 18(D
20c; salted hides, 9($10c; salted calf
skins, 14c; green, le less.
HISTORIC RELICS FOUND.
Letters of Martha Washington and
Mrs. Lincoln Come to Light.
Washington, March 7. In an un-
lighted corner of the attic of the house
of representatives, the committee on
accounts has rescued a large number,
of letters and documents of the early
days of the republic. Among them
are letters from Washington, - Jeffer
son, Lafayette, Jay and Monroe.
To two of them a peculiar sentimen
tal interest attaches. These are let
ters written by Martha Washington
and Mary Todd Lincoln, the former
concerning the proposed removal of the
body of her husband from Mount Ver
non to a crypt in the capitol, and the
other applying to the government for
a pension. Both are addressed to the
speaker of the house. The house to
day voted an appropriation of $2,500
to have these historic papers cared for
and deposited in the library of con
gress as "the house of representatives
collection." The two letters are as
To the Honorable Speaker of the
House, Sir: While I feel the keenest
anguish over the late dispensation of
divine providence, I cannot be insensi-
ble of the mournful tributes, respect
and veneration which are paid the
memory of my dear deceased husband.
And as his best services and most anx
ious wishes were always devoted to
the welfare and happiness of the coun
try, to know that they were truly ap
preciated and gratefully remembered
atloras me no inconsiderable consola
tion. Taught by the greatest example.
which I had so long before me, never
to ' oppose my private wishes to the
public will, I must consent to the re
quest made by congress which you have
the good wishes to transmit to me, and
in doing this I .need not can not say
what a sacrifice of individual feeling I
make to a sense of public duty.
With grateful acknowledgment and
unfeigned thanks for the personal re
spect and evidences of condolence ex
pressed by congress - and yourself. I
remain very respectfully sir, your most
Mount Vernon, Va,, 1779."
The letter from Mrs. Lincoln is as
To the Honorable Speaker of the
House of Represnetatives, Sir: I here
with most respectfully present to the
honorable house of representativs an
application for a pension. I am a wid
ow of a president of the United States,
whose life was sacrificeed in his coun
try's service. That sad calamity has
very greatly impaired my health and,
by the advice of my physician, I have
come over to Germany to try the min
eral waters and during the winter to
go to Italy.
But my financial means do not per
mit me to take advantage of the urgent
advice given me, nor can I live in a
style becoming a. widow . of the chief
magistrate of a nation, although I live
as economically as I possibly can.
In consideration of the great services
my dearly beloved husband has ren
dered to the United States, and of the
fearful loss I have sustained by his un
timely death, his martyrdom, I may
say, I respectfully submit to your hon
orable body this petition, hoping that a
yearly pension may be granted me so
that I may have less pecuniary care.
I remain very respectfully,
MRS. A. LINCOLN.
Mrs. Llncolon was granted a pension
of $5,000 a year.
Ma inv Riihatrf sxXn PvAnAniarl
Washington, March 7. M w.
H. Richardson, the army TV ac
cused by Delegate Wickershafhwfcf lob
bying in connection with congressional
consideration of . railroad matters in
Alaska, was exonerated yesterday by
Secretary Dickinson, of the War de
partment Secretary Dickinson, in a
letter made public, said the judge
advocate general, reported that in his
judgment Major Richardson was not
put so much upon the defensive as to
justify him in recommending further
Zeppelin Will Seek Pole.
Hamburg, March 7. The Zeppelin
North Pole exploration committee met
here today under . the direction of
Prince Henry, of Prussia. Count Zep
pelin was present The summer will
be devoted to a primary expedition for
the purpose of studying the ice condi
tions. The expedition will start for
Spitsbergen July 1. A Norwegian ice
steamer win De used lor the purpose
of forcing an entrance into the polar
ice and the expedition will return at
the end of August An airship will
be taken lor summer use.
Chamorro Is President?
Managua, March 7. The ' govern
ment authorities today published a ca
blegram from Panama in which it was
announced that General Chamorro had
imprisoned General Estrada, the pro
visional president and had proclaimed
himself president Deserters from the
insurgent forces say the Bluefields gar
rison has been reduced to-, 25 men,
They also declare that General Estrada
never leaves the town and that his
wife gives all campaign orders.
Puter Trying to Protect Clients.
Washington, Mar. 7. S. A.' D. Pu
ter is here trying to get recognition
from the general land office of prefer
ence rights to locate certain claims
which by contesting he assisted the
government in cancelling. The law
gives a successful contestant a 30
days' preference right to locate.
Farman Breaks Record.
Mourmelon, France, March 7.
Henry Farman today established a new
world's record for aeroplane flight
with two passengers, remaining in the
air for one hour and ten minutes.
By CHARLE8 FREDERIC Q088
OpjrrUtht. 190a by The Bumtm MttUI Oenpaa?.
The period of our country's history
In which these characters were formed
was one of tremendous moral earnest
ness. In that struggle in which man
pitted himself against primeval forest
and aboriginal inhabitant, the strong
at types of manhood and womanhood
were evolved, and those who oonoeiv
ed the idea of living a righteous life
set themselves to Its realisation with
the same energy with which they ad
dressed themselves to the conquest of
nature Itself. To multitudes of them,
this present world took a place that
in the fullest sense of the word was
secondary to that other world in whloh
they lived by anticipation.
David Corson was only one of many
who, to a degree which in these leas
earnest or at least more materialistic
times appears Incredible, had deter
mined to trample the world under their
l iet He awoke next morning with an
Vaabated purpose and at an early nour
set resolutely about its execution. He
bade a brave farewell to Pepeeta, ex
horted her to seek with him that prep
aration of heart which alone could fit
them for the future, and then with a
bag of provisions over his shoulder and
axe In his hand started forth to
carry out a plan which he had form
ed In the night
He began to prepare for himself a
temporary booth which should shelter
him until he had erected his cabin;
and the rest of the day was consumed
in this enterprise. At the close this
simple task was done, so easy is It to
provide a shelter for him who seeks
protection and not luxury! Having
onoe more satisfied his hunger, he built
fire in front of his rude booth, and
lay down In its genial rays, his head
upon a pillow of moss. The stillness
of the cool, quiet evening was broken
only by the crackling of the-flames,
the quiet murmurs of the two little
rills which whispered to each other
startled Interrogations as to the mean
ing of this rude invasion, the hoot of
owls In the tall tree tops, and the
stealthy tread of some of the little
creatures of the forest who prowled
around, while seeking their prey, to
discover. If possible, the meaning of
this great light, and the strange
noises with which their forest world
There came to the recumbent woods
man a deep and quiet peace. He felt a
new sense of having been in some way
taken back Into the fraternity of the
unfallen creatures of the universe, and
Into the all-embracing arms of the
great Father. He fell asleep with pure
thoughts hovering over the surfaoe or
his mind, like a flock of swallows above
a crystal lake. Ana nature aia uw
him back into that all-enfolding heart
where there is room and a welcome
tot all who do not alienate themselves.
Her latchstrings are always out and
forests, fields, mountains, oceans, des
arts even, have a silent genial wel
come for all who enter their open doors
with reverence, sympathy and yearn
tag. A man asleep alone in a vast wil
derness I How easy It would be for
Nature to forget him and permit him
to sleep on forever I . What gives til.u
bis Importance there amid those giant
trees? Why should sun, moon, stars,
gravity, heat cold, oars for him? How
oan the hand that guides the eonstella
tlons those vast navies of the Infinite
sea pause to touoh the eyelids of this
atom when the time comes for him to
rise? When the sleeper woke, refresh
ed and rested, in the morning. It was
to take up the routine of duties which
were to bo only slightly varied for
many months to come.
One after another the great trees
succumbed to the blows of his axe and
from their prostrate forms he careful
ly selected those which were best
adapted to the structure of his cabin.
while over the others he piled the
limbs and brush and left them to dry
for the conflagration which at the end
of the hot summer should remove them
from the clearing.
When the rainy days came he spent
his time In the shelter of his little ar
bor cutting the "shakes," or shingles.
which were to furnish the roof of Pe
The days and weeks fled by and the
opening in the forest grew apace. He
measurea 11 oy mgm wun a ceieaiiaj
arithmetic, using the stars for his trt-
angulatlons, and as one after another
of them became visible where before
they had been obscured by the foliage
of the trees, he smiled, and felt as if
he were cutting his farm out of heav
en Instead of earth. It was really out
out of both!
His Sundays were spent at the old
hofaiestead with his loved ones, and
one every week Pepeeta, came with
Steven to bring him luxuries which
her own hands had prepared, and to
pass the afternoon with htm at his
work In the "clearing." .
- Those were memorable hours, pos
sessing that three-fold existence with
which every hour can be endowed by
the soul of man anticipation realiza
tion recollection. In this way a sin
gle moment sometimes becomes almost
synchronous with eternity.
It would have been Impossible to tell
which of the three was happiest but
Pepeeta. was always the center of in
terest attention and devotion. Her
whole nature seemed to be aroused and
oalled Into play; all her countless
charms were Incessantly evoked: her
Inimitable laughter resounded through
the woods and challenged the emulous
birds to unsuccessful competition. Be
rtousneaa alternated with gaiety, co
quetry with gravity. Some of the time
she spent in gathering flowers to adorn
her lover's booth, and some In carry
ing to the rubbish pile such Urals and
branches aa her strength would per
ult her Le banal
Nothing could have been more
charming than the Immense efforts
that she put forth with such grace, to
lift with all her might some branch
that her loved had tossed aside with a
single hand I The attitudes into which
these efforts threw her body were as
graceful as those Into which the water
threw the cresses by Its ceaseless flow,
or the wind bent the tree tops by Its
Steven was frantlo with delight at
the free, open life of the woods. He
chased the squirrels and rabbits, he
climbed the trees to gaze Into the nests
of the birds, and caught the butter
flies In his hat
David entered Into all. their pleas
ures, but with a chastened ana re
strained delight, for he could never
forget that he was an exile and a pen
itent There were two days in the season
when the regular routine of the woods
man's work was Interrupted by func
tions which possess a romantlo charm.
One was when the Friends and neigh
bors from a wide region- assembled to
help him "raise" the walls of his cab
in. From all sides they appeared, In
their picturesque costumes of home
Bpun or fur. Suddenly, through the
ever-open gates of the forest teams of
horses crashed, drawing after them
clanking log chains, and driven by men
who carried saws and "cant hooks on
their broad shoulders. Loud halloos of
greeting, cheerful words of encourage'
ment an eager and agreeable bustle of
business, filled the clearing.
Log by log the walls rose, as the
horses rolled them Into place with the
aid of the great chains which the pio
neers wrapped around them. It was
only a rude log cabin they built with
a great wide opening through the mid
die, a room on either side, and a pic
tureeque chimney at either end; but It
was not to be despised even for grace.
and when warmth and comfort and
adaptability to needs and opportuni
ties are considered, there have been
few buildings erected by the genius of
man more justly entitled to admtra
When this single day's work was
ended there remained nothing for Da
vld to do but think and daub the walls
with mud, cover the rude rafters of
the roof with his shakes, build the
chimneys out of short sticks, cob-house
fashion, and cement them on the In
side with clay to protect them from
- The other day was the one on which,
at the close of the long and genial
summer, when the mass of timber and
brushwood had been thoroughly sea
soned by the hot suns, he set his
torches to the carefully constructed
Steven and Pepeeta were to share
with him In the excitement of this con
flagratlon, and David had postponed it
until dusk, In order that they might
enjoy its entire sublimity. . He had
taken the precaution to plow many fur
rows around the" cabin and also around
the edge of the clearing, so the flames
could neither destroy bis house nor
devastate the forest
Such precautions were necessary, for
nothing can exceed the ferocity of fire
In the debris which ' the - woodsmen
scatter about them. When the dusk
had settled down on this woodland
world and long shadows had crept
across the clearing, wrapping (hem
selves round the trees at its edge and
scattering themselves among the thick
branches till they were almost hid
from view, David lighted a pine torch
and gave it into the hands of the ea
ger boy, who seized It and like a young
Prometheus started forth. A single
touch to the dry tinder was enough.
With a dull explosion, the mass burst
Into flame. Shouting in his exultation,
the little torch-bearer rushed on. la
nltlng pile after pile, and leaving be
hind him almost at every step a mighty
conflagration. At each new instant as
the night advanced, until ten, twenty,
fifty great heaps were roaring and
seething with flames! Great Jets
spouted up into the midnight heavens
as if about to ktss the very stars, and
suddenly ..expired In. the Illimitable
space above them. Immense sparks,
shot out from these bonfires as from
the craters of volcanoes, went sailing
into ine voia arouna mem and fell
hissing Into the water of the brooks or
silently Into the new-plowed furrows.
The clouds above the heads of the
subdued and almost terrified beholders,
for no one is ever altogether prepared
for the absolute awfulness ot such
spectacle, were glowing with the fierce
light which the fires threw upon them.
Weird Illuminations . played fantastic
tricks In the foliage from which the
startled shadows had vanished. The
roar of the ever-Increasing fires be
came louder and louder, until In very
terror Pepeeta crept Into David's arms
for protection, while the child who had
fearlessly produced this scene of awful
grandeur and destruction shouted with
triumph at his play.
Thee's a reckless little fire-eater!"
said David, watching his figure as It
appeared and disappeared. "How
youth trifles with forces whose powers
It can neither measure nor control! It
was well that I drew a furrow around
our cabin or It would have been burn
Hls gase was fixed on the little cab
in which seemed to danoe and oscillate
In the palpitating light; and touched
by the analogies and symbols which
his penetrating eye discovered In the
simple scenes of dally life, he contln
uea to soliloquise, saying; 1 should
have drawn furrows around my life.
oerore I played with fire!" -
-Nay, David." replied Pepeeta. "we
should never have played with Are t
How wise we are too late!"
"Shall we walk any more cautiously
when the next untried pathway
opens?" he added, somewhat sadly, aa
be recalled the errors of the past
"We ought to, If experience has any
value," said Pepeeta.
"But has It? Or does It only Inter
pret the past and not point out the
"Something of both. I think.".
"Well, we must trust it"
"But not It alone. . : There -la some
thing better and safer."
"Wha.t Is that, my love?" .
"The path-finding instinct of thv
"Do you believe there is such an in
'As much as I believe the carrier
pigeon has It It Is the Inner light ot
which you told me. Tou see, I remem
ber my lesson like an obedient child."
"Why, then, are we so often misled?"
he asked, tempting her.
"Because we do not wholly trust ltl"
"But how can we distinguish the
true light from the false, the Instinct,
from imagination or desire? If the
soul has a hundred compasses pointing
In different ways, what compass shall
lead the bewildered mariner to know
the true compass?"
"He who will know, can know."
"Are you speaking from your heart
"From its depths."
"And have you no doubts that what .
you say is true?"
None, for. I learned It from a teach
er whom I trust and have justified it
by my own experience."'
'And now the teacher must sit at
the feet of the pupil 1 Ohl beautiful
Instructress, keep your faith firm for
my sake I I ha ve dark hours through
which I have to pass and often lose
my way. The restoration of my spir
itual vision Is but slow. ' How often
am I bewildered and lost! My thoughts
brood and brood within me!"
"Put them away," she said, cheerily.
"We live by faith and not by sight
We need not be concerned with the
distant future. Let us live in this dear,
divine moment I am here. Tou are
herel We are together; our hands
touch; our eyes meet; our hearts are
one; we love! Let us only be true to
our best selves, and to the light that
shines within! Oh! I have learned so
much In these few months, among
these people of peace, David! They
know the way of llfel We need go no '
farther to seek It It lies before us.
Let us follow It!" -
'Angel of goodness," he exclaimed.
clasping her hand, "It must be that su- -preme
Love reigns over all the folly
and madness of life, or to such a one
as I, a gift so good and beautiful would
never have been given!" '
She pressed his hand for response, '
for her Hps quivered and her heart was
too full for words.
And now, through the ghastly light
which magnified his size portenttously
and painted him with grotesque and
terrible colors, the child reappeared,
begrimed with smoke and wild with
the transports of a power so vast and
an accomplishment so wonderful
The three figures stood In the bright
illumination, fascinated by the specta
cle. The flames, aa If satisfied with
destruction, had died down, and fifty
great beds of ' glowing embers lay
spread .out before them, like a sort of
The wind, which had been awakened
and excited to madness as It rushed
In from the great halls of the forest to
fan the fires, now that It was no long- -
er needed, ceased to blow and sank
Into silence and repose. Little birds,
returning to their roosts, complained
mournfully that their dreams had been
disturbed, and a great owl from the
top of a lofty elm hooted his rage.
It was Saturday night The labors
of the week were over.. The time had
come for them to return to the farm
house. They turned away reluctantly,
leaving nature to finish the work they
(To be continued.) "
Stopping the "Flre-Wasroa."
When the first railroad was laid
over the Western plains, and the cars
began running to San Francisco, the
Indians viewed the locomotive from
the hilltops at a distance, not daring
to come nearer the "fire-wagon." A
train of cars was to them "heap wag
on, no hoss." An Apache chief gath
ered a party of warriors In Arizona
and went several hundred miles to see
the terrible fl re-wagon that whistled
louder than the eagle's scream, and
poured out dense black smoke. W. M. '
Thayer says, In his "Marvels of the.
New West" that the redskins grew
bolder, and once attacked a fire-wagon,
expecting to capture It " When
they failed and many were Injured,
they said, "Fire-wagon bad medicine!"
The Indians stretched a lariat
across the track, breast-high, each end
being held by thirty braves.. .
"When the engineer first saw it ho
dldnt know what on earth was the
matter," said the narrator, "but In a
minute more he burst out laughing.
He caught hold of that throttle, and
he opened her out" '
"He struck that lariat going about
forty miles an hour, and he Just piled '
those braves up everlasting promlscor
"Why do you hand me this alma
nac?" Inquired tha prominent dtlxen.
"So that you may pick out the anec
dotes to be attached to your inter -view,"
explained the man who was get
ting up the magazine article. "It la
only fair to give you a choice." Loois.
villa Courier-Journal. ,
Tour tickets were complimentary,
were they not?"
"Well." replied the man who had
soon a painfully amateur entertaln
meat "I thought they war until I
saw the show." Tit Bits. ' -
Experiments in abrasion conducted
at a French mint have proved that
aluminum coins will bo leas rapidly
worn by use than colas made of gold,
ail ror or svea bronze.
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