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WWII Wand oi Sleep 77ie Devil-Stick By the Author of "The Mrry of Hansom Cab," EM. NoI" said Maurice, promptly -All rubbish!" added tha Major. "What dp you say, Mr. SarbyT" ask ed Etwald, turning; to tha lawyer. 1 am a skeptic also," aald David. with a laugh. "And youT" "I am a believer." Here Etwald rose and crossed over to where Maurice was sitting;. The young; man, guessing his errand, held out his left hand with a smile. Etwald scrutinized It closely, and returned to his seat. -Life In death!" he said, calmly. Read that riddle, Mr. Aylmer. LIXe In death." I HE WAND OF SLEEP is a story of the most unique construction, original plot and peculiar action. It deals with that' strange phase of West Indies life known as "fetich," or "voodooism." A beautiful girl i3 beloved by three different men, two of whom fall victims to the effects of the devil-stick," or the "wand of sleep," as it is called. The girl's nurse, full of the superstition of her dark race, is a forbidding but fascinating character in this striking romance. This serial will be welcomed for its novelty and fresh ness. It is full of stirring episodes, is well conceived and brilliantly written. It must receive great interest from readers who love a lively story, embellished with action and incidents that verge on the marvelous. CHAPTER L Laurence Jen was a retired major, a fcachelor, and the proprietor of a small estate. He "had been all over tho world, a soldier In African campaigns, as in South American Insurrections. On leaving the service he decided that It was better to be a Triton In the coun try than a minnow In town; and acting upon this theory, he purchased "Ashan tee" from a ruined stock broker. For merly the place had been called Sarby lands, after Its original owners; but Jen had changed the name, In honor of a campaign In which he had partici pated. He had been present at the downfall of King Koffee In Africa; he had con tracted during this expedition an ague which tormented him greatly during his later life, and he had received a wound and a medaL In gratitude for these girts or fortune, mi mujur, some Irony, had converted the name Barbylands Into the barbarlo appella tion of a West African kingdom; and here, for many years, he lived with his two boys. These lads, named respectively Mau rice Alymer and David Sarby, were In no way related to the Major, but they had entered Into his Ufa In rather an iM fa.hinn Alvmnr was the son of a beautiful girl with whom Jen had been passionately In love, but she did not return his affection, and married one cf his brother officers, who was after wards killed In the Ashantee War. Jen herlahed a hope that she wouia re m,mrA hu invn bv a second marriage, lut the shock of her husband's death proved too much for the fragile widow, h. aua within a week after receiving the terrible news, and left behind her a walling Infant, which was consigned to the cold charity or lnainerem rem It was then that the Major displayed ttia nminiu of hla heart and the no bility of his character. Forgetting his own sorrows, he oDtawea permission from the relatives to adopt the child, anil to take chartre of the trifle Of property coming to the lad. Then he hoiiBht Barbylands. set estate and tinnaa In order under the name of "Ashantee," and devoted his life to anarlahlna' and training the lad In whose blue eyes he saw a look of his dead love. This Flatonio arcection, Be gotten by the deathless memory of the ne passion of hla life, filled hla exist ence completely, and rendered him en- ttralv hnnnv. With regard to David Sarby, he had naaaad with the estate to Jen. The bov's father, a drunkard, and con firmed gambler, had been forced. hm.ifh hla vleaa. to sell his ancestral ttnma. an A within a year of tha sale he had dissipated tha purchase money In deuaucnery. Anerwarus, uae me nr,iM anil nltlful coward ha had al ways proved himself to be, he commit ted suicide, leaving his only son whose mother had long slnoe been worried Into her grave a pauper, and The collateral branches of the - old Barby family had died out; the rela tives on the mother's side refused to have anything to do with a child, who It heredity went for anything might nrAva tn ha a chin of the old block, and little David might have found himself thrown on the parish, but that Major Jen, pitying the forlorn condition of the child, saved him from so Ignomin ious a fate. His heart and hla house were large enough to receive another pensioner, so be took David back to the old deeerted mansion, and presented him to Maurice as a new playfellow. nAfnrth tha two bova a-rear tn man. kiuul unitar tha Aavntjul mm nf th. cheerrui oia Dacneior, wno naa pro tected their helpless Infancy, Tk. Xfalnr waa falrlv ll.tnn having considerable private property, and he determined. In the goodness of his heart, that "the boys," as he fondly ailed them, should have every advan tage In starting life. He sent them both to school, and later called upon in in iv viiuui luoir prvivaaiuna. luftu1 4aa ham nf an nthlata than a lAhnla. selected the army, and the delighted Major highly approved of hla choree. Of a more reflective nature and stu dious mind. David wished to become a lawyer. Both lads proved themselves worthy f Jen's goodness, and were soon In active exercise of the professions which . they had chosen. , Maurice joined a regiment, and David waa ad snlUeA to the bar. Then the Major was thankful. His boys were provided for. and It onlv remained that each should marry some charming girl, and Drlng their families to gladden an old bachelor's heart at "Ashantee." The Major had many day-dreams of this sort; but, alas! they were destined never to be fulfilled. Fate began, her work of casting Into dire confusion the hitherto placid lives of the two young men. Frequently the young barrister and the soldier came to visit their guar dian, for whom they both cherished a deep affection. On the occasion of each visit Jen was accustomed to cel ebrate their presence by a small festi val, 10 wnich he would ask two or three friends. With simple craft, the oia man would invite also pretty girls. with their mothers; In the hope that nn lads might be lured Into matrl mony. The Major was a confirmed bache lor, but he did not Intend that hla boys Should follow so bad an axamnla. He wished. Maurice to marry Miss Isabella Dallas, a charming blonde from the Weal Indies; and David he designed as the husband Of Mear Branca. Rut Jan was mistaken In thinking that he could guide the erratlo affections of youth, as will hereafter be proved. Sure enough, the lads fell In love, hut both with the same woman a state of things not anticipated by the Major, wno waa too simple to be a matchmaker. On this special occasion, hnwivitr. no maies were present at the little dinner. ana Desiaes Jen and hla two boys, Dr Etwald was the only guest About this man with the strange name there is sometning to be said. He wal tall he was thin, with a dark lean face and fiery, watchful dark eyes. For tnree years he had been wasting his talents In the neighboring town when he should have been shouMarinv Ma way above the crowd of mediocrities in tne metropolis. The man waa dls passionate, brilliant and Deraavarlns- he had tn him the makings, not onlv of a great physician, but of a great man and ne was wasting his gifts In a dull provincial town. o one knew who Etwald was.' or whence he camn. or why he wasted his talents, and such secret past wnich he declined to yield up to the most persistent questioner, accentuated the distrust caused hv hla somber looka and curt speeches. Pro vinclal society Is Intolerant of ortgt nallty. ' Etwald had become acquainted with Jen professionally, and having cured the Major of one of hla frequent at tacks of ague, he had passed from be Ing a mere medical attendant Into a closer relationship of a friend. The boys had met him once or twice, but neither of them cared much for his somber personality, and they were not overpleased to find that the Major had Invited the man to meet them on the occasion of this special dinner. But Jen good simple soul was rather taken with Etwald'a mysticism. and, moreover, pitied his loneliness. Therefore he welcomed this Intelleo tual pariah to his house and board and on this fine June evening Etwald was enjoying an excellent dinner In the company of three cheerful eompan Ions. Major Jen sustained the burden of conversation, for Maurice was absent minded, and David, physlognomlcally Inclined was silently attempting to read the inscrutable countenance of Etwald. As for the latter, he sat with hla brUllant eyes steadily fixed upon Maurice. The young man felt uneasy under the mesmerlo gase of the doc tor, and kept twisting and turning In hla seat Finally he broke out Imps tiently tn the midst of the Major's babble, and asked Etwald direct question. "Doea my face remind you of any oneT" he demanded, rather aharply. "Yea, Mr. Aylmer!" replied Etwald, deliberately, "It reminds me of a man who died!" "Dear met" said Jen, with a aympe thetlo look. "Was he a friend of yours. Doctor!" "Well, no. Major. I can't say that he waa. In fact" added Etwald, with the air of a man making a simple state' ment I hated hlml" "I hope you don't hate meT" amid Maurice, rather annoyed. "No, Mr. Alymer; I don't hate you! replied the doctor. In a colorless tone. "Do you believe la palmistry T" be asked, suddenly. CHAPTER n. "Life In death!" repeated Maurict, In puzzled tones. "And what do you mean by that mystical jargon, doc tor 7" Ah, my friend, there comes In the riddle." 'Paralysis?" suggested David, In a Jesting manner, but with some seri ousness. ' No; that Is not the answer." Catalepsy?" guessed Major Jen, giv ing his moustache a nervous twist "Nor that either." Maurice, whose nerves were proof against such fantasies, laughed dlsbe-llevingly. 1 don't believe you know the an swer to your own riddle," he said, salmly. Etwald shrugged his shoulders. "I don't know for certain, Mr.' Ayl mer, but I can guess." Tell us your guess, doctor; aa It Interests me so nearly, I haye a right to know." 'Bad news comes quickly enough in the telling," said the doctor, Judt clously, "so I shall say nothing more. Life in death is your fate, Mr. Ayl mer; unless," he added, with a swift and penetrating glance, "you choose to avert the calamity!" "Car I do so r "Tes, and in an easy manner. Nev er get married." Maurice flushed crimson, and, re sentlng the mocking tone of Etwald, half rose from his seat but without moving a finger, Etwald continued in a cold tone: "You are in love with a young lady. and you wish to marry her!" Quite right! quite right!" broke In Major Jen, heartily. "I want Maurice to marry." Then you want him to meet his fate of life in death!" said Etwald. curtly. The others stared at him, and with the skepticism of thoroughly healthy minds refused to attach much Import' ance to Etwald's mysticism. Jen was the first to speak, and he did io lit rather a stiff way, quite different from his usual jovial style of conversation. My dear Etwald, if I did not know you so well I should take you for a charlatan." I am no charlatan, Major," rejoin ed Etwald, coolly. "I ask no money for my performance. I repeat, my warning to Mr. Aylmer. Never get married!" "I am afraid It Is too late for me to take your advice, doctor," said Maur Ice, merrily. "I am in love." . . 1 know, you are, and I admire your taste." 'Pardon me, dootor," said Maurice, stiffly. "I mention no names." 'Neither do L but I think of one name, my friend." "Now you are making a mystery out of a plain common-sense question,' said David, Irritably. "We all know that Maurice la in love," here he raised hla eyes suddenly, and looked keenly at his friend, "with Meg Brance." Major Jen chuckled and rubbed his hands together In a satisfied manner, utwaia oent nis somber looks on Maurice, and that young man, biting his Up, took up the implied challenge In Barby's remark, and answered plainly; "I am not In love with Meg, my dear fellow," said he, sharply; "but if you must know, I admire" this with em phasis "Miss Dallas." The brow of Barby grew black, and In hla turn he rose to his feet "I am glad to hear It Is only ad mire,'" he remarked, slowly, "for had the word been any other I should have resented It" "You! And upon what grounds r cried Aylmer, flashing out In a rage. "That Is my business." ' "And mine, too," said Maurice, hot ly. "Isabella is " '1 forbid you to call Miss Dallas by that name," declared David, In aa overbearing manner. "You you you forbid me!" (To be continued.) Retains Speakership, but Removed from Committee on Rules. Washington, March 21. Joseph G. Cannon, of Danville, 111., is still speak er of the house of representatives. But he has lost the ancieht prestige and weapon of that office when the allied Republican insurgents and Dem ocrats took from him not only the chairmanship of, but even membership in, the all-powerful committee on rules, the chief asset in his stock amid scenes of wildest disorder, for the . like of which one must go back to the exciting days just prior to the Civil war per haps even those times might not dupli cate it the veteran speaker, almost 74 years old, stood erect and defiant, his head "bloody but unbowed." At the end, when a big Texan Dem ocrat accepted the speaker's daring challenge and introduced a resolution to fling him out of the speakership, the Republican regulars and insurgents, with few exception, rallied with almost unbroken party front and gave him a vote which almost offset the "repudi ation of Cannonism." This is what happened: By a vote of 191 to 155. the Repub lican insurgents voting solidly with the Democrats, the house adopted the resolution of Representative Noma, Republican, of Nebraska, requiring a reorganization of the rules committee, increasing its membership from five to ten, and declaring the speaker meligi ble to membership thereon. By the curiously identical vote of 191 to 155 but with a decidedly differ ent personnel of alignment the house defeated a resolution of Representative Burleson, of Texas, declaring the peakership vacant and ordering the immediate election of a successor to Mr. Cannon. The Norris resolution was as follows "There shall be a committee on rules, elected by the house, (hitherto the committee of five, like all other house committees, has been appointed by the speaker), consisting of ten members, six of whom shall be mem bers of the majority party. The speaker shall not be a member of the committee and the committee shall elect its own chairman from its own members. Resolved further, that with in ten days after the adoption of this resolution there shall be an election of this committee, and immediately upon its election the present committee on rules shall be dissolved." Representative Burleson's resolution follows: "Resolved, that the office of speaker of the house of representatives is here by declared to be vacant, and the house of representatives shall proceed to the election of a sepaker." Hla Bar. "He Is a queer sort of a chap." "How sot" "He sayi he has no ear for tnuato because he doesn't like hit daughter' playing." "Welir . "Well, that Is what makes me think he has an ear for music." Houston Post Explained. Hicks Considering how little) our ancestors knew about microbes and germs, how do you suppose they ever managed to live so long? Wicks I suppose It waa Just be cause they didn't know anything about them, you know how worry shortens life. Bomerville Journal. Heart lateraeta. "What you want In your play V, heart Interest" "Excuse me, answered the drama tist, as he haughtily pocketed, his man userlpt. "I am tired of hearing man. agers discuss art aa if they were fig uring on trump in a bridge whist game," Washington Star. It a Dancers. "Pop!" "Tee. my boy." This paper says that ao race) la safe from cholera." "Is that ao? ' Well, my son, yon mustn't to In any mora ot those Mar athons, mini ionxers b talesman. At some stage ot the game every ma poses aa Ms ova hare CANNON SHORN OF POWERS. INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESS OF OUR HOME STATE TOURIST MECCA; PELICAN BAY Southern Pacific Said to be Planning Development of Harriman Resort Klamath Falls Pelican Bay is not to be lost to the tourist of the Pacific coast, and Klamath county is not to be denied the pleasure of seeing ' car ried to completion the plans of develop ment of this resort that the late E. H. Harriman had in mind when he pur chased the property. According to information, it is the intention of the Southern , Pacific to make Pelican Bay and Odessa the greatest resorts on the Pacific coast. Heretofore it has been sunoosed that when Crater Lake was opened to the' people of the world, magnificent hotels would be erected in close proximity to that scenic wonder, but this may not be done, at least not at the present time. The Southern Pacific recognizes that lying between Pelican Bay and Odessa and Crater Lake is a section unsurpassed for natural beauty; that it is a section that would be particularly attractive to the tourist, and that the best way to open it up would be to make Pelican Bay the starting point. The plans under consideration pro vide for the erection of a magnificent tourist hotel close to the site occupied by the lodge building. A system of highways are to be constructed be tween that point and Crater Lake that will make accessible to the tourist all of the points of interest. Already the Southern Pacific com pany had commenced the preparation of descriptive literature of this section of the country, and it is stated by those who have seen some of it that it will be the finest ever issued by the company. CLAMS IN SPRING WATER. BOGUS" PICTURE IS REAL. Fake' Artist, 72, Identifies Alleged Canvas as Genuine. New York, March 21. F. Hopkin son Smith, painter and author, was the chief witness today in the suit brought by William T. Evans against William Clausen, an art dealer, to recover $35, 000 for two pictures Evans bought from Clausen as genuine "Homer Martins,' and which experts have pronounced bo gus. Homer Martin was one of the early American landscape painters. Mr. Smith said he is 72 -years old, and some of his pictures had been hung in the Paris saloon. He is very posi tive in his testimony and 'pronounced the pictures involved in the Evans suit as unquestionably genuine. "The way the color here is shoved ahead of the brush," he continued, taking the painting "Normandie Bride' in hand, "is characteristic bf Homer Martin. Again in this picture, he has let the paint dry 10 or 20 hours in places and gone over it again, drag ging the brush along the surface. No man living could imitate that." Mr. Smith said he had known Martin intimately and that he had seen him paint the very picture in question from a sketch. Steeple Jack Falls to Death Chicago, March 21. James Wilson, known as a daring steeplejack, fell 70 feet from a smokestack which he was painting at Twenty-fifth and LaSalle. He died shortly after he had been tak en to a hospital. Wilson intended this job to be his last before starting for Oklahoma, were he was to paint some smokestacks. Wilson created a sen sation some years ago when he essayed to shin up the Flatiron building in New York. But he had not ascended more than eight stories when the po lice "ordered him to come down. Taft Objects to Critic 1 Albany, N.Y., March 21. At the banquet of the University club here to night President TaJt in a brief speech took occasion to refer to the contrast in the attlude in certain quarters to ward his administration, casting a gen tle aspersion on the opinions that have been expressed derogatory to his con duct. President Taft, Earl Grey, gov ernor general of Canada, and Governor Hughes, of New York, formed a nota ble trio at the banquet. Big Strike Threatened New York, March 21. A general strike of all building trades and em ployea in this city will bo called on March 28, according to the announce ment toniirht of Charles Wamp, sec retary of the Steamfitters' local union. unless a settlement of the steamfitters strike, now on. has been made before that data. The vote to strike was taken tonight. Don't fail to write for beautiful booklet containing 75 splendid photo gravures of the world most celebra ted musicians, free. See Sherman, Clay & Co.'a ad. PREDICTS WATER RIGHT FGHT. Owner Believes That Subterranean Cave is Solution of Mystry. Albany Water from three separate springs on a iarm three miles nortn- east of Lebanon producse fresh-water clams. The water when poured into a trough produces clams which grow to ordinary size. The largest of these springs comes from a solid sandstone hill. From this spring the water flows through an iron pipe 45 yards into a watering trough, In this trough the clams develop. , The trough has been cleaned frequently, and all the clams have been thrown out, but a new supply has developed every time. The same condition pre vails as to the other springs. Joseph A. Smith, superintendent of the Santiam canal, from Lebanon to Albany, owns the land. He has ob served the phenomenon for years and has sought without success to learn the cause. Specimens of the clams were sent to the University of Oregon at Eugene, where they were pronounced ordinary fresh water clams, but no ex planation of their extraordinary devel opment was offered. Mr. Smith's theory is that there must be a subterranean lake which is the source of the supply of all three springs and that this lake is the breed ing place of the clams. Work on Government Building. Pendleton Indications are that pm liminary construction work will soon commence on the new $50,000 Federal building, the appropriation for which was made two years ago. The govern ment has since that time tied up all progress, and local people had almost despaired of ever seeing the start of the building. However, an order has just been received notifying the preS' ent occupants of the ground to vacate by June 1. After the proprety was bought new Federal district was . created for a United States court, and it was de sired to have the original plans en larged for a Fed real court room. That this might be done it was necessary that a larger appropriation be secured, and Representative Ellis has under taken to do this.' Up to the present, however,, no report has been received as to his success in this matter. great many are still of the opinion that until such additional appropriation is granted that there will be no work done toward the construction of the building. Railroad Reduces Rates.. - Salem Rates on green fruits and apples between Gates and Salem have been reduced 2 cents cents per 100 pounds by the Southern Pacific and Corvallis & Eastern railroads. The new rates cannot but have made a dif ference to consumers in Salem of green fruits for quite a brisk trade is carried on between the Salem commission mer chants and those people in Marion and Linn counties along the line of the Corvallis & Eastern railroad. - Engineer Says Laws of Nation and State are Radically Different. That a water right, war between', Western states will be the outgrowth ' of present jumbled authority, . is the opinion tf John H. Lewis', state engi neer. Laws ot nation and state relat ing to use or conservation of water are" widely diverse in operation and intent, ' and only a constitutional amendment can avert serious difficulties, he says. Speaking before the Oregon State Academy -of Science, he said: . "We are , at the dawn of a great na tional movement for the improvement of our waterways, and for the use of our streams for irrigation, , power and domestic purposes. Already it is ap parent that the available water supply is inadequate to the demands of the immediate future and it is the desire of all that these conflicting uses be ad justed in conformity with some care fully devised plan so that the greatest good will result to the greatest num ber. "The fundamental point in the form .ulation of such a plan and one concern ing which there is a great diversity of opinion, is the right of the state or nation to legislate as to interstate waters. At the present time there is no legislation, either state or national. bearing upon this subject and but few court decisions. "The control of waters within a . state is at present divided between the state and the United States govern ment. This divided responsibility and the complicated nature of the problem doubtless the the causa of inaction ' by many of the states. In Oregon, where a complete system of state con trol has been provided, we may be confronted with this uncertainty. Sup pose the non-navigable tributaries of the Willamette river be diverted for irrigation under state sanction to the detriment of navigation. Upon com plaint the United States authorities could probably enjoin this use, to the great damage of those interested in irrigation development. This division of authority between state and nation is further illustrated by the annual tax imposed upon water power within national forests by both the state and the United States." Rich Ore Body in Jackson. Gold Hill One of the largest bodies of gold bearing ore in the country, three miles north of here, has been re cently purchased and is now being de- vciupeu uy Miiouiaii cupimusia. - inu vein can be traced and has been tapped at intervals for 4,500 feet, showing a uniform width of 80 feet. ' Many min- ing men declare that there are but two or three properties in .the . United States that compare with it in size, while the ore is remarkably rich. Plat Suburban Tracts. Wallowa A. G. Wigglesworth and W. H. Vertner have bought 40 acres lying east of town and will plat it as suburban tracts. A strip near the cor-. porate limits will be sold as town lots. Farm Brings $250 Per Acre. Central Point D. D. Sage, of Table . Rock, has sold his place containing 80 acres, to J. H. Lydard, of Medford, for , $20,000. The place is one of the best garden and berry tracts in the valley. PORTLAND MARKETS. hundred; sweet $1.501.75 per Farmers Cooperate to Clear Land Lakeview A co-operative plan of developing the land sold last August by the Oregon Valley Land company is to be tried out here. Over 300,000 acres of road grant land was sold 11,000 tracts. The plan is to charge each settler a small fee, giving a small interest in the machinery with which the work of clearing and plowing will be done. Heavy machinery will be bought to remove the sagebrush rapid ly, making it possible to clear large areas in a single season. Paving at Baker City. Baker City Superintendent Hough ton, who had charge of Front street paving last year for the Warren Con struction company, is here again to tart the work on First street, which will be as soon aa the storm sewers are completed. wneai iracK prices isiuestem, $1.101.11; club, $1.03R$1.04; red Russian, $1.01; valley $1.04; 40-fold, i $1.06. Barley Feed and brewing, $28.50 29perton. Corn Whole, $35; cracked, $36 ton. Oats No. 1 white, $3131.50 ton. Hay Track prices Timothy: Wil lamette valley, $20(5)21 pier ton; Easfc ern Oregon, $2223; alfalfa, $1718; California alfalfa, $1617; clover, $1516; grain hay, $1618. ? , Fresh Fruits Apples, $1.253 box; pears, $1.601.75 per box; cranber ries, $89 per barrel. Potatoes Carload buying prices- Oregon, suig'bOe per potatoes, 8c ponud. Onions Oregon, hundred. Vegetables Turnips, nominal; ruta bagas. 41(17)1.25: rnrmla SI- tuua Butter City creamery extras, 89c; fancy outside creamery, 8539c; store, 2023c per pound. Butter fat prices average 1 l-2c per pound under regular butter prices. Eggs Fresh Oregon ranch, " 2223c per dozen. Pork Fancy, S13(o)14c pound. Veal Fancv. 12ahiSc. nntmH Poultry Hens, 19c; broilers, 25 27c; ducks, 20c; geese, l213c; tur keys, live, 2225c; dressed, 2529c; squabs, $8 per dozen. Cattle Best steers, $5.756.25; fair to good steers, $55.50; strictly good cows, $5ii;5.25; fair to good cows, $4ft?4.75; light calves, $5.50046; heavy calves, $4ff;5; bulls, $3.604.25: Hogs Top, $1111.10; fair to good, $9.50Ci.l0. - v Sheep Best wethers, $6(f6.60: fair to good wethers, $5.505.75; good Hops 1909 crop, 1620c per pound; olds, nominal; 1910 contracts, 16c IHJIIIllltU. wool eastern Uregon, 1620c; per wim1 ra11a OO,. OJ.. a ' , v - f UVUSBae choice, 25c. t . . vaoviu uu a -IU.IC per pOUnO. ' Hides Dry hides, 17(18c pound; dry kip, 1718c; dry calfskin,18a:20c; salted hides, 910c; salted calfskin, 14c; green, le less.