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1 thron years longor, and
I no reason bo fihould not, he
ihn rmiiury main, ui w.w
Sbrate tho end of threo-auar-i
century of memborshlp on
m.n llfltfl 01 1110 UHUUU otuiun
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, ..,.( II lM. OUr BCI1001 HOOK 1Mb-
. -n t Mm war or loiz. xoi
i.i Rucker was two montns oui
.. nrat shot of that wnr was
A year later camo ino iirm j
Indian war Five years micr
.t, hostilities with tho Semln-
In Florida. And tnen camo out-
after outbreak or Indian con
It was In this Indlnn warfaro
In tho '30s that ho saw his
service. Ho won Ilia nrsi pro-
. i n. . trnv(.Nn
n rnr iiravory ill mo mniwu
Then ngaln ho participated in
ITn nrnafid vpnrs nil!
WBIIU'C. " -- i
prf fiumler was fired on. Whon
. c t 1.. V. f n M OR
of afro, nut he naa roiiroa
active pcrvlco slxtoon years be
wltb forty-five years of sorvlco
it a far cry from tho clumsy.
. t.. nlnt 1ti1r v rhn tints A.
smokeless, rapld-flro rlflo of to
And It Is a further cry from
of the United States and won
iplendid naval victories, on tho
likes, when he was a babo In
to the marvelous squadron of
Aln. Attn mm II A A ll Am A funm
n k niiiiin liiul nmiLU iiumu uuwi
. n a T- I It a.
pn itpnerni itucKHr liruL juiiiuu
was no such thine as breech-
No warship was propelled by
and all the fleets of tho world
at the mercy of tho wind and of
area, i iikii umiiu uiu ijivu wur
the first Ironclads. General
oi nis iiio wnen mo nrst name
ijuicufiat uu uiu Bens, iui
mirty years beforo tho armored
General Ruckor was 87 years ola
the navy of tho United States
" v. i.uvn . . v u
rof 1812 sent to tho bottom In
j - (.taw HUWWVUBVI U UI V(1V
i8 ft lnntf liltnn frnm ftiA a1iivbv
aklng sails and Its limited ranee
tlOn. to thn rironilnnii(Tilci nf in.
lth tholr heavy armor, their
wonderful rango; and thorn have
other marvels Jimt ns great In
rogress of his profession. When
M fl A All A .1 a 1. l. A
wwv nun illUUHUL Ul UUIU'
e9 or nlrahlps or wireless telo
graph, much less of their revolution
ary uso In actual warfare.
When General Rucker was born Ab
raham Lincoln was a 3-'year-old babe,
In tho backwoods of Kentucky. Gen
eral Rucker was 10 years old, minus
Just ono day, When General Grant
saw tho light of day, April 27, 1822.
Only ono President of tho United
States died before General Rucker was
born Georgo Washington. Ho was 14
years old when John Adams and
Thomas Jefferson died on that same
Fourth of July in 1828. When James
Monroe, tho fourth ex-President to die,
succumbed, on July 4, 1831, Genera!
Rucker was 10 years old. And out of
tho nation's twenty-six ex-Prcsldcnts
General Rucker has survived all save
ono, Thoodoro Roosevelt
General Rucker was but a boy when
his pnronts moved from New Jersey
to Michigan. It was there he got his
first taste of army life, at a frontier
Michigan army post. His father was
averso to his joining tho army, and
bis mothor even moro so; but tho fu
turo general won out, nnd ho applied
for a commission as second lioutennnt.
There was plenty of work for Uncle
Sam's soldiers in those days, with the
boundless West just opening its
wealth to the onward march of civil
ization. Ho was assigned to tho First
dragoons, then on duty at Fort Leav
enworth. Lieutenant Rucker made his
way ovorland by stngo coach until he
got to tho nearest point which the
stago coach sorvlco of thoso days could
bring him to tho Kansas outpost. He
was then still 200 miles from his desti
nation. He had hardly settled down to the
comparative eaBO of his fron'ler post
beforo he was orderod Into the heart
of tho Chorokeo country, nd for half
a dozen years ho ap Kept busy with
his soldiers driving of marauding In
dians, protecting settlers and emi
grants' caravans and holding tho hos
tllo reds in check. He was still busy
In this hazardous campaigning when
tho First dragoons were ordered off
to Mexico as part of General Zachary
Taylor's expedition. He took part in
tho battlo of Duona Vista, and dis
tinguished himself by an act of per
sonal gallantry in tho field. It was
nn net of bravery under tho eye of a
commanding officer, who recommended
him for a brevet commission ns major.
Whon peaco was declared Major Ruck
er 's command was sent across the
continent to Los Angeles.
Tho discovery of gold brought the
rush of '49, and then there was moro
than plenty to do. It was a feverish
time, and the Boldlers of Undo Sam
had to hold in check the madness of
the men that swarmed Into tho now
El Dorado. Few of thoso who started
across tho mountains and tho deserts
that fenced off California knew of tho
hardships they must face. Each new
arrival brought tales of horror from
tho trail. Lost and starving, the lm
migrants straggled off their paths, un
til sacrifice of llfo made terrible the
Finally Rucker was ordered east,
He left. San Francisco in a steamer
for Panama, with Lieutenant Sherman
afterward General Sherman as one
of his companions. They male tho
trip across tho Isthmus of Panama
by . ponies nnd small boats and then
sailed for Jamaica, where Sherman
and Rucker paid a friendly call on
General Santa Ana, whom they had
worsted at Buena Vista. Major Rucker
saw several years of comparatively
peaceful service in tho East and then
ho was again sent out to tho frpntier.
This time his battlefields covered New
Mexico, In constant warfare with the
Apaches. While ho was In this work
tho civil war broko out and he was
ordered bnck to Washington.
In September, 1861, he was. pro
moted to Colonel of volunteers and In
May, 1863, President Lincoln made
him Brigadier General of volunteers.
In I860 ho was made Brevet Mnjcc
General of volunteers and In" 1866 be
was mustered out of tho volunteer
But he was made a Colonel nnd as
sistant quartermaster general of tho
regular service and served ns such un
til February 13, 1882, when he was
made Brigadier General and quarter
master general. At that time he had
seen forty-flvo years of service and
soventy-one years of life. He was
then placed on tho retired list as a
He Is still hale and hearty and de
lights In walks In the beautiful por
tion of residential Washington, near
his home; but ho Is leading a quiet
life, and even the excitement of recall
ing tho hard days of fighting is too
much for his strength. With him lives,
his daughter, Miss Sarah Rucker.
Another daughter, Mrs. Philip H.
Sheridan, widow of tho hero of Win
cheater, lives but a few blocks away,
whero she can see tho statue of her
husband that a grateful nation erected.
In nil his years of sorvlco General
Rucker was never wounded. What Is
moro remarkable. .In all tho years of
sorvlco and hardship ho was never
111 for a Blnglo day.
v ... ,Vit iiirk'a uowcry is
'jnrkc.1 for Drxtriiotlon.
Mt uc i. uiiu ul liiu lun
n"ig buildings binding tho Bow
f to-day to tho old Bowerytho
ry Wlllr-ll nnw Mm wnnIM, mill
.1 in r.i. .tt. ii.. . ii. .
menter nnd slip Into tho gar
it door for a blto nnd n filn bo-
tho w fi celelirntnil lis flftv.
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Tho Bhatiow was cast by tho
-" ui nit. li. iiirnnn v innmiim
0 tho oat and projecting Itself
and nearer to the snot that
4 tho savor of tho old days.
mi 4n u , i. . ...
" ' uiicci mai mo cuy,
us of making a fitting approach
great brldgo, Und already mark-
garden for destruction, brought
"timers tboro in droves Friday
the Now York Sim nnvn. They
mi uiu om aays, mo cinyB
you wnnted to hear German
5,011 had to InnrnAV in thn 1lin.
hero Cotirlml ,n.A .
"ere Mmo. GelstinEer drew her
uui passageway uotween
v. ami me garden is still
garden was opened on May 8.
miner of tho present Kra
nl part of U is the original
'lead tavern of v.o
Wnul,l.,..i . " '
Hi U rim u mnmi Hnnlnnnr.
I Who . ...
vi.u i-enior of tho German
"IB tOWn. anil Hiova I-mn
th A rr.i . . .
i. orcnostra, tho won
' nine, which hfl hnn
Tlrt . " "-
.io oi uauon. There, ,too,
"man regiment", nt fi r.tvi
N M A at. . " "
- w.ir noaaquarters and re
4 "atlon, and there played all
THE NEW CURATE,
Mother (nervously) You know what I told you, Johnnie.
Johnnie (who has been told not to make personal, remarks)-! wasn't
saying anything. I was only looking at it.- London Weekly Telegraph.
tho famous bands of half a century
ago. All this thoso at tho long table
recalled Friday night as they drained
their schooners of Rhino wine and lit
tho candles ono by ono.
Kffcct of Color on Animal,
Tho effect of color upon mind Is
most easily noticeable In dumb anl
mals, becauso they make no effort to
curb or control tholr emotions. Wayo
a rod flag at a bull and ho becomos
violently angry. Shako a red shawl
In front of a turkey gobbler and ho
will Btorm nround fearfully.' I mado
an experiment In the country one sum
mer to seo If this some fact held true
of otjier animals. , On my farm I had
aa Borraously fat, lazy pig that dl
liked nothing so much as to move
All day long it used to lie aalnnn ir
the sunshine, and sometimes even tho
attraction of food could not budge
I took a number of plecos of Bilk
the. same quality, but of different
ahade8, and, after waking the pjg,
wavea eacn strip or allk in front
It For tho blue and green it novnr
movod, but when I waved tho red and
orango stripes It Jumped to Us foot,
stamped anoui ana appeared to
thoroughly angry. TImo and again 1
repeated this experiment and always
with tho same result. Frank Alvah
Parsons In Good Housekeeping,
A woll digger tayi ttiaro'a alwayu
room at th, bottom.
irrigation Congress Will Ask for im
provement of National nosourco..
A-tu.,- TTnnlfflr. secretary of tho
board of control of tho National Irr ga
tlon congross, will present a resolution
for approval by thatorganlzatipn at Its
seventeenth session In Spokano August
to 14, memorializing congreea w
issuo 3 per cent gold bonds, running
100 years, to tho amount of ?6,000,
000,000, or as much thereof as may bo
necessary for the following specific
purposes: m , , .
Ono billion dollars for drainage of
overflowed and swamp lands, thus re
claiming an area equal to 100,000
square mfles. ,
One Dlllion aonarB iur mo
tion by irrigation of 40000,000 acres
of arid and semi-arid lands now partly
or wholly waste.
Hnn hil inn do arfl to consiruci. uuu
Imnrovo deeo waterways, to aevoiop
thousands of miles of territory now
without adequate transportation facili-
rnn htlllon dollars for rood roads
and national highways, for tho lack of
which tho loss to tho farm area of tho
United States is approximately $tuu,-
Ono billion dollars lor iorest prona
tion, reforestation and conservation of
tho forest resources, thus assuring tim
ber and lumber BupplieB lor centuries
"Five billions of dollars Is an enor
mous sum, but it in no moro than is
actually required to carry out tno gi
gantic scheme in developing millions
of acres of lands in various parts of tho
United States now absolutely wortn-
less," said Mr. Hooker In explaining
the plan. "Congress will not be asked
to appropriate a penny. The- returns
from the improvements would pay oil
the bond. The government would
simply act as a banker, as it does now
for the various irrigation projects.
Tho bond issue would provide ample
funds aa required to. carry out the worK
in the several divisions, at tho same
time giving the best possible collateral
to those investing in those securities.
"Govornment figures bear out the
statement that there is enough good
land overflowed in Minnesota, Wiscon
sin, Kansas, Nebraska, Louisiana,
Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi
to make an area as large as the state
of Missouri, or more than 44,000,000
acres, while in the Eastern, Central
and Western states there is moro than
as much more, or about 100,000,000
acres in all. At a conservative esti
mate of $25 an acre, the sale of this
reclaimed land would justify the ex
penditure of $2,500,000,000, or about
150 oer cent moro than is reauirea to
drain it. This land would support
from 2,000,000 to 3,000,000 popula
"Approximately 40,000,000 acres of
lads in Western and Southwestern
states are adapted to irrigation, which,
if reclaimed at an average cost of $25
an acre, would be worth not less than
$200 an acre, or a total of 8,000,000,
000, and provide homes for moro than
8,000,000 persons. The economic value
of irrigation carnot be measured in
dollars and cents, but crops of from
$500 to $1,000 an acre are not rare in
the irrigated districts. There are al
ready 14,000,000 acres under irriga
tion and the Reclamation service esti
mates it will have reclaimed .2,000,000
acres, at a cost not exceeding $70, 000,
000, beforo the close of 1911.
"The construction and improvement
of the deep waterways required to pro
vide better and cheaper transportation
facilities is, I believe, a 100 per cent
investment, from the fact that two
thirds of the bulky freight could be
shipped by water routes, at a cost to
the shipper of not moro than one-sixth
of the present rail rates. The import
ance of this becomes apparent when it
is remembered that the food question
is becoming a world problem.
"The Btate of New York is expend
ing $101,000,000 to enlarge the Erie
canal, and $100,000,000 is tho amount
required to improve the Missouri river
from a point about 40 miles west of
Yellowstone park to where it meets the
Mississippi river, 2.547 miles. Then
there is the projected waterway frqm
Lake Michigan to the Gulf of Mexico
and scores of others necessary to cheap
and better transportation facilities.
Millions of dollars will be Bavwi annu
ally to tho people of tho United States
by the completion of these works.
"The maintenance of the greatest
water way in the world, composed of
the Great Lakes, on which the govern
ment of the United States has expend
ed more than $90,000,000 for harbors
and connecting channels, presents an
argument in favor of the scheme to de
velop thousands of miles of territory in
tho Missouri and other valleys. The
other projects outlined In the foregoing
are of equal if not greater importance,
and with proper backing they can be
carried out successfully.
"No one questions tho statement
that good roads have a high money
value to tho farmers of tho nation, and
it may bo said that thiB alone is suffi
cient to justify the cost of thoir con
struction as rapidly as practicable un
der an efficient, economical and equit
able Bystem of highway improvement.
The big points in favor of thiB expend
iture is the economy of time and force
in transportation botween farm and
market, enabling the growers to take
advantage of fluctuations in buying and
Belling, as well aa enhancing the value
of real estate,
"It is estimated that the average
annual loss from poor road is 76 cent
an acre, while the estimated average
increaso resulting from improving all
the public roadB is $9. The losses in
. nvo yeara would aggregate $2,432 for
every section of land, or moro than
enougn to improvo two miloa of public
highway. The necessity of good roads
Ib obvious, aB it would enhance the
I?'2Lof eRch Bcon of land abotit
o, ou, or moro man double th esti
I mated cot of two nil q improved
highway, which constitutes tfa quota
for 640 acres ox ianu
"Tho valud Of our forests was never
better appreciated than today. Within
tho arid and semi-arid portions of the
Western states nearly 124,000,000
acres are covered with woodland, of
value for fuel, fence posts and other
purposes essential to the success of the
farmers, xnere mo
acres covered with neavy iore
Ing commercial value for timber and
logs for sawmills, also hundreds of
thousands of acres of timber lands In
other parts of tho United States. Re
forestation and conservation of the
vast resources are necessary to provide
futuro generations with timber and
lumber supplies. The government Is
expending large amounts of money
every year to protect its forests from
fires, yet expert lumbermen say that
moro standing timber is destroyed by
flames annually than is converted into
merchantable lumber by the sawmills.
Mr. Hooker said it Is likely that his
resolution will bo presented to the var
ious interests of -tho irrigation con
gress for discussion and will afterward
be incorporated in a memorial to the
Tt In aIho nur-
u in it--u on-" wu5""i".
posed to have A large delegation, com
posed of representatives of every state
and territory in the Unirn, push the
measure for adoption. The work of
enlisting the support of the people in-
. m S11 tin
tcrestea in tne various projetm ww
i.i tMmn1Sofo1v of for fhn cloeo
of the irrigation congress with the
... a. . . , 1 n.Mnti
View W CUIIkCtlUU lwuui
During the Spat,
Her Husband Well, It takes two to
make a quarrel, so I'll shut up.
His Wife That's Just like a con
tcmDtiblo man! You'll sit there and
think mean things!
Angry, Patron That's the third time
you're given me the wrong number. You
must have what they call the telephone
nui in r?ntrni tittim T hci? Tour Dar-
don, sir, but that isn't the trouble. Yon
have what we call the cornmeai xnuso
voice. Chicago Tribune.
The Bachelor Here's a magazine
poet who likens "hope" to "a fair wo
man." The Benedict Huh! No wonder; It
Is so dlsappolntins.
"I'm glad to bear that your boy Is
getting a foothold as a doctor in that
new town out West."
"Foothold? He's got a toehold. He's
the only doctor there."
"Hasn't that umpire got a peach of a
"Yes ; a ball once hit him on his Ad
am's apple and it has never been the
"If I were running things," said the
boarding house philosopher, "I'd put a
piohtbitory tariff on slang The Import
ed English varieties are crowding out our
A Quenerloa Tale.
He came from a place called Chefu
The place where long pigtails grew
And was always made furious
When told it's quite curious
How much like a tail Is a queue.
"Are you blind, prisoner?" Inquired
"Yes, your worship."
"You are charged with vagrancy.
How did you lose your sight?'
"By a fit of appleplexy, sir."
"But there is a picture on your
breast representing an explosion In a
mine, through which, it is. stated, you
became blind. How Is this?"
"Please, your worship, I couldn't
afford to pay a hartist as could paint
npplepfexy." London Answers.
Farmer (showing him his live stock)
These are my Jerseys. Ever see any
City Visitor They are certainly fine
specimens. Still, I have always thought
that if I were buying a cow for my own
use I should prefer the er Early York
. ...... ... ...ffcror frotn Sick
never founl nay relief until P"
teklwe your Cascaretfl. Since he ha
wtaklnF Cascarcta he has sever had
Si headachf. They have entirely cured
trim CascarcU do what yourccoinniend
fc toKl trill give yu the gftjUgi
of using, his name.
irao Rcslner St., w. inuaiwif
core or your money bock.
beftlnff Htn Uottn Em. '
A young man of very limited means,
after tho marriage ceremony, present
ed to the minister twenty-seven largo
copper conts, all spread out on the
palm of hia right hand. "This Is nil
I've got, parson," ho said. Seeing a
disappointed look In tho minister's face
ho added i "If we have any children,
we will send them to your Sunday
school." Success Magazine.
Fellow Statesman Senator,, that
upeech of yours in favor of the Income;taxy.
was o-e of the strongest arguments I ,
ever heard. .
Eloquent Senator (with some uneasi
ness) You don't think It changed any
votes, do you? Chicago Tribune.
Mothers will nnd Mrs. WlnoVs Bthiag
Syrup the to--stremedr to tiso lot their chlWrea
during tho teething period.
Voolilnx Up a Iteaaoa.
Nan I like a play with a stirring
plot. . , , f .
Fan That's the kind that thickens,
A hntinehold once suDDlied with Ham-
lins Wizard Oil is seldom allowed to be
without it. In case of sudden mishap
or accident Wizard Oil takes the place
of the family doctor. Are you sup
plied? Satisfactory Anranee.
Mrs. TJpsome Dr. Mary Walker asakea
fan of th,e spring styles' of bats. ,
Mrs. Goodsolc I'm so glad to leara
that the dear old lady Is still alive.
CASTOR I A
Tor Infanta and Children..
Th8 KM You Have Always BoigM
The Eruunrraaalnsr Truth.
"The vindication of Dr. Harvey W.
Wiley is a great triumph," said a
Washington diplomat, "for pure food.
Dr. Wiley tells the truth, and the truth
is painful to certain types of food pro
ducers." The diplomat laughed.
"Dr. Wiley was talking the other day
about tho pnlnfulncss of the truth," he
resumed. "He said It reminded hlra
of a morning' call that ho onco mado
on a young lady in his youth. In an
swer to his ring a tiny tot of a girl
opened tho'door, and Dr. Wiley said to
her, ns ho walked Into the hall :
"Whore Is your auntie, Mabel?'
"'Upstairs In her nightie,' chirped
the tot, 'q-lookln' over the balustrade.' "
A Crave Doubt,
Caller So your cook has passed
away to a better place.
Hostess Yea. but I don't know if
she'll stay ; poor Bridget was very karO.
to suit Boston Traveler.
"What Is your principal object, any
how," asked the visiting foreigner, "In
building that Panama canal?"
"Well," answered the native, "we hive
an Idea it will limit the sirs of future
battleships." Chicago Trlbun.
If the demands of the Women's Social
and Political Union of England are con
ceded, about a million and a half women
will be given the vote.
DAISY FLY KILLER
heat, cleac, onu
all acBMB. Uaa.
Dot ai.111 or tip
orer. wlU not aoiL
or InJora aay
esTeeilTe. er alt
dealers, or sent prepaid for SO cents.
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