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    The Doetor'5
By Hcsba
CHAPTER XVI.-(Contlnued.)
"You are looking rather low," she Mid
triumphantly "rather blue, I might say.
Ii there anything the matter with you'
Your face is as long aa a fiddle. Perhaps
It Is the aea that makes you melancholy."
"Not at all," I answered, trying to
speak briskly; "I am an old sailor. Per
haps you will feel melancholy by-and-by."
ry - ' '
Luckily for me, my prophecy was ful
filled shortly after, for the day was rough
enough to produce uncomfortable sensa
tions In those who were not old sailors
like myself. My tormentor was pros
trate to the last moment.
When we anchored at the entrance of
the Creux, and the small boats came out
to carry us ashore, I managed easily to
ecure a place in the first, and to lose
sight of her In the bustle of landing. As
soon as my feet touched the shore I start
ed off at my swiftest pace for the Havre
But I had not far to go, for at Vaudin's
Inn, which stands at the top of the ateep
lane running from the Creux Harbor, I
aaw Tardif at the door. He came to me
instantly, and we sat down on a low
atone wall on the roadside, but well out
of hearing of any ears but each other's."
"Tardif," I said, "has maui'ielie told
you her secret J".
"l'es, yes," he answered; "poor little
soul! and she is a hundredfold dearer to
me now than before. But mam'aelle is
not here. She ia gone!"
"Gone!" I ejaculated. I could not ut
ter another word; but I stared at him
as if my eyes could tear further informa
tion from him. x
"Yes," he said; "that lady came last
week with MIbs Dobree, your cousin.'
Then maui'ielie told me all, and we took
counsel together. It waa not safe for
her to stay any longer, though I would
hare died for her gladly. But what could
be done? We knew she must go else
where, and the next morning 1 rowed
her over to Peter-port in time for the
steamer to England. Poor little thing!
poor little bunted soul!'' -
"Tardif," I . said, "did she leave no
message for me?"
"She wrote a letter for you," he said,
"the very last thing. She did not go to
bed that night, neither did I. I was go
ing 4o lose her, doctor, and she had
been like the light of the sun to me.
But what could I do? She was terrified
to death at the thought of her husband
claiming her. I promised to give the
letter Into your own hands. Here it Is:
It had been lying In his breast pocket,
and the edges were worn already. He
gave it to me llngeringly, as if loth to
part with It. - The tourists were coming
up In greater numbers, and I made a
retreat hastily towards a quiet and re
mote part of the cliffs seldom visited in
Little Sark.
There, with the sea, which had carried
her away from me, pluying buoyantly
amongst the rocks, I read her farewell
letter. It ran thua:
"My Dear Friend I am glad I can
call you my friend, though nothing can
ever come of our friendship nothing, for
we may not see one another aa other
friends do. I am compelled to See away
again from this quiet, peaceful home,
where you and Tardif have been so good
to me. I began to feel perfectly aafe
here, and all at once the refuge fails
me. It breaks my heart, but I must go,
and my only gladness Is that it will be
good for you. By and by you will forget
me, and return to your cousin Julia, and
be happy just as you once thought you
should be as you would have been but
for me. You must think of me as one
dead. I am quite dead lost to you.
"Good-by, my dear friend; good-by,
good-by! OLIVIA."
The last line waa written in a shaken,
irregular hand, and her name was half
blotted out, as if a tear had fallen upon
It I remained there alone on the wild
and solitary cliffs until It was time to
return to the steamer.
Tardif was waiting for me at the en
trance of the little tunnel through which
the road passes down to the harbor. He
did not speak at first, but he drew out
of his pocket an old leather pouch filled
with yellow papers. Amongst tbem lay
a long curling tress of shining hair. He
touched It gently as If it had feeling and
"You would like to have It, doctor V he
"Ay," I answered, anj that only. I
could not venture upon another word.
Three months passed slowly away af
ter my mother's death. Dr. Dobree, who
waa utterly inconsolable the first few
weeks, fell into all his old maundering,
philandering ways again, spending hours
upon his toilet, and paying devoted at
tentions to every passable woman who
came across his path. My temper grew
like touchwood; the least spark would set
It a blase. ' I could not take such things
in good part
We had been at daggers drawn for a
day or two, he and I, when one morning I
was astonished by the appearance of
Julia in our consulting room, soon after
my father, having dressed himself elabo
rately, had quitted the house. Julis's
face waa ominous, the upper lip very
straight, end a frown upon her brow.
"Martin," she began in a low key, "I
am come to tell you something that fills
me with shame and anger. I do not know
how to contain myself. I could never
have believed that I could have been so
blind and foolish. But it seeins as if I
were doomed to be deceived and disap
pointed on every hand I who would not
deceive or disappoint anybody In thed
worl. I declare it makes me quite 111
to think of It. Just look at my hands,
how they tremble."
"Your nervous system Is out of order,"
I remarked.
"It is the world that Is out of order,"
she said petulantly; "I am well enough.
Oh, I do not know however I am to tell
you. There are some things it is a shame
to speak of."
"Must you speak of them?" I asked.
"Yes; you must know, you will have to
know all sooner or later. If my poor,
dear annt knew of It she could not rest
in her grave. Martin, cannot yon guess?
Are men born so dull that they cannot
see whst is going on under their own
"I hare sot the least Idea of what you
are driving at," I answered, "Sit do a
and calm yourself."
-Htiw long Is it since my poor, dear
aunt diedr
"You know aa well aa I do," I replied,
wondering that she should touch the
wound so ronghly. "Three months next
"And Dr. Dobree," she said in a bitter
accent then stopped, looking me full la
the face. I had never heard her call my
father Dr. Dobree la my life.
l t it 1 Juti A Ail A nil
"What bow?" I asked. "What has my
unlucky father been doing now?"
"Why," she exclaimed, stamping her
foot, while the blood mantled to her fore
head, "Dr. Dobree is in haste to take a
second wife! lie ia indeed, my poor Mar
tin. He wishes to be married immedi
ately to that viper, Kate Daltrey."
"Impossible!" I cried, stung to the
quick by these words. I remembered iby
mother's mild, instiuctive dislike to Kate
Daltrey, and Iter harmless hope that I
would not go over to her side. Qo over
to her aide! No. If she set her foot into
this house as my mother's successor, 1
would never dwell under the same roof.
As soon as my father made her his wife
I would cut myself adrift from them both.
But he knew that; be would never ven
ture to outrage my uiotlier'a memory or
my feelings in such a flagrant manner.
"It is possible, for it is true," said Ju
lia. "They have understood each other
for these four weeks. - You may call it
an engagement, for it is oue; and I never
suspected them, uot for a moment!
Couldn't you take out a cwimissioiv' of
lunacy against him? lie must be mad
to think of such a thing."
"How did you find it out?" I Inquired.
"Oh, I was so ashamel!" she said.
"You see I hud not the faintest shadow
of a suspicion. I had left them in the
drawing room to go upstairs, and I
thought of something I wanted, and went
back suddenly, and there they were his
arm around her waist, and her head on
his shoulder be with his gray hairs, too!
She says she is the same age as me, but
she is forty if she is a day. The simple
tons! I did not know what to say, or
how to iook. I could not get out of the
room again as if I had not seen, for I
cried, 'Oh!' at the first sight of them.
Then I stood staring at them; but I think
they felt as uncomfortable as I did."
"Julia," I said, "I shall leave Guern
sey before this marriage can come off. I
would rather break stones on the high
way than stay to see that woman in my
mother's place. My mother disliked ber
from the first."
"I know It," she replied, with tears in
her eyes, "and I thought it was nothing
but prejudice. It was my fault,' bringing
her to Guernsey. But I could not bear
the idea of her coming as mistress here.
I said so distinctly. 'Dr. Dobree,' I said,
'you must let me remind you that the
house is mine, though you have paid me
no rent for years. If you ever take Kate
Daltrey into it, I will put my affairs into
a notary's hands. I will, upon my word,
and Julia Dobree never broke her word
yet' That brought him to his senses
better than anything. He turned very
pale, and sat down beside Kate, hardly
knowing what to say. Then she began.
She said if I was cruel, she would be
cruel, too. Whatever grieved you, Mar
tin, would grieve me, and she would let
her brother, Richard Foster, know where
Olivia was."
"Does she know where she is?" I asked
eagerly, in a tumult of surprise and hope.
"Why, In Sark, of course," she replied.
"What! Did you never know that
Olivia left Sark before my mother's
death?" I said, with a chill of disap
pointment. "Did I never tell you ahe was
gone, nobody knows where?"
"You have never spoken of her In my
hearing, except once you recollect when,
Martin? We have supposed she waa still
living in Tardif's house. Then there Is
nothing to prevent me from carrying out
my threat. Kate Daltrey shall never
enter this house as mistress."
"Would you have given it up for
Olivia'a sake?" I asked, marveling at her
"I should have done It for your sake,"
she answered frankly.
"But," I said, reverting to our original
topic, "if my father has set his mind
upon marrying Kate Daltrey, he will
brave anything."
"lie is a dotard," replied Julia. "He
positively makes me dread growing old.
Who knows what follies one may be guil
ty of in old age! I never felt afraid of
it before. Kate Bays she has two hun
dred a year of her own, and they will go
and live on that In Jersey, if Guernsey
becomes unpleasant to them. Martin, she
Is a viper she .Is indeed. And I have
made such a friend of her! Now I shall
have no one but you and the Careys.
Why wasn't I satisfied with Johanna aa
my friend?"
She stayed an hour longer, turning over
this unwelcome subject till we had thor
oughly discussed every point of it. In
the evening, after dinner, I spoke to my
father briefly but decisively upon the
same topic. After a very short and very
sharp conversation, there remained no
alternative for me but to make up my
mind to try my fortune once more out of
Guernsey. I wrote by the next mail to
Jack Senior, telling him my purpose.
I did not wait for my father to commit
the irreparable folly of his aecond mar
riage. Guernsey had become hateful to
me. In spite of my exceeding love for
my native island, more beautiful in the
eyes of its people than any other spot on
earth, I could no lunger be happy or at
peace there. Julia could not conceal her
regret but I left her In the charge of
Captain Carey and Johanna. She prom
ised to be my faithful correspondent, and
I engaged to write to her regularly. There
existed between us the half-betrothal to
which we had pledged ourselves at my
dying mother's urgent request She
would wait for the time when Olivia was
no longer the first In my heart; then she
would be willing to become my wife. But
If ever that day came ahe would require
me to give up my position id England,
and settle down for life in Guernsey.
Fairly, then, I was launched upon the
career of a physician in the great city,
aa a partner with Jack and bis father.
The completeness of the change suited
me. Nothing here, in scenery, atmos
phere or society, could remind me of the
fretted past. The troubled waters sub
sided into a dull calm, aa far as emotional
life went To be sure, the idea crossed
me often that Olivia might be In Lon
doneven In the same street with me.
I never caught sight of a faded green
dress but my steps were hurried, and I
followed till I was sure that the wearer
was not Olivia. But I was aware that
the chances of our meeting were so small
that I could not count upon them. Even
if I found her, what then? She was as
far away from me aa though the Atlantic
rolled between us. If I only knew that
she was safe, and as happy as her sad
destiny could let her be, I would be con
tent Thus I wss thrown entirely upon my
profession for interest and occupation. I
gave myself up to It with an energy that
a mated Jack, and sometimes surprised
myself. Dr. Senior, who as an old vet
eran loved It with ardor for its own sake,
was delighted with my enthusiasm. He
prophesied great things for me.
So passed my first winter ia London.
Early in the spring I received a letter
from Julia, desiring me to look out for
apartments, somewhere in. my neighbor
hood, for herself and Johanna and Cap
tain Carey. They were coming to Lon
don to spend two or three months of the
season. I bad not had any task so agree
able aince I left Guernsey. Jack was
hospitably anxioua for them to come to
our own house, but I knew they would
not listen to such a proposal. I found
some suitable rooms for them, however,
where I could be with them at any time
in five minutea. On the appointed day
I met them at Waterloo atation, and in
stalled them In their new apartments.
It atruck me that Julia waa looking
better and happier than I had seen ber
look for a long time. Her black dress
suited her, and gave her a style which
she never had In colors. Her complex
ion looked dark, but not sallow; and her
brown hair was certainly more becom
ingly arranged. Her appearance was
that of a well-bred, cultivated, almost
elegant woman, of whom no man need
be ashamed. Johanna was simply her
self, without the least perceptible chauge.
But Captain Carey again looked ten
years younger, and was evidently taking
pains with bis appearance. I was more
than satisfied, I was proud of all my
friends. .
"We want you to come and have a
long talk with ua to-morrow," said Jo
hanna; "it is too late to-night. We ahall
be busy shopping In the morning, but
can you come in the evening?"
"Oh, yes," I answered; "I am at leis
ure most eveuiugs, and I count upon
spending them with you. I cau escort
you to as many places of amusement as
you wish to visit."
"To-morrow, then," she said, "we ahall
take tea at eight o'clock.
I bade them good-night with a lighter
heart than 1 bad felt for a loug while. I
held Julia's hand tho longest, looking
into her face earnestly, till it flushed and
glowed a little under my scrutiny.
"True heart!" I said to myself, "true
and constant! and I have nothing, and
shall have nothing, to offer it but the
ashes of a dead love. Would to heaven,"
I thought as 1 paced along Brook street
"I had never been fated to see Olivia!"
I was punctual to my time the next
day. I sat among them quiet and si
lent but revelling in this partial return
of olden times. When Julia poured out
my tea, aud passed it to me with her
white hand, I felt Inclined to kiss her
jeweled fingers. If Captain Carey had
not been present I think I should have
done so. "
We lingered over the pleasant meal.
At the close Captain Carey announced
that he was about to leave us alone to
gether for an hour or two. I went down
to the door with him, for he had made
me a mysterious signal to follow him. In
the hall he whispered a few incomprehen
sible sentences into my ear.
"Don't think anything of me, my boy.
Don't sacrifice yourself for me. I'm an
old fellow coiqpared to you, though I'm
not fifty yet; everybody In Guernsey
knows that. So put me out of the ques
tion, Martin. 'There's many a slip 'twixt
the cup and the lip.' That I know quite
well, my dear fellow."
He was gone before I could ask for an
explanation. I returned to the drawing
room, pondering over his words. ' Johan
na and Julia were sitting side by sMe
on the sofa, in the darkest corner of the
"Come here, Martin," said Johanna;
"we wish to consult you on a subject of .
great importance to ua all."
I drew up a chair opposite to them and
sat down, much as If it waa about to'
be a medical consultation. I
"It is nearly eight months since your
poor dear mother died," remarke-d Jo-'
hanna. I
Eight months! Yes; and no one knew
what those eight months had been to uie.
how desolate! how empty!
"You recollect," continued Johanna,
"how her heart was set ou your marriage I
with Julia, and the promise you both
made to ber on her dearhbed?" I
"Yea," I answered, bending forward
and pressing Julia's hand, "I remember J
every word." I
There was a minute'a alienee after this;'
and I waited in some wonder as to what '
this prelude was leading to.
"Martin," asked Johanna, in a solemn
tone, "are you forgetting Olivia?"
"No," I said, dropping Julia s hand
as the image of Olivia flashed across me
reproachfully, "not at all. What would
you have me aay? S8e is as dear to me
at this moment as she ever was."
"I thought you would say o," she re
plied; "I did not think yours was a love
that would quickly pass away, If it ever
does. There are men who can love with
the conatancy of a womau. Do you know
anything of her?"
"Nothing," I said deapondently; "1
have no clue as to where she may be
"Nor has Tardif,' she continued; "my
brother and I went across to Sark last
week to ask him."
"That waa very good of you," I inter
rupted. "It was partly, for our own sakes,"
she said, blushing faintly. "Martin, Tar
dif says that it you have once loved
Olivia, it is once for all. You would
never conquer it Do you think that
this is true? Be candid with us."
"Yes," I answered, "it is true. I could
never love again as I love Olivia."
"Then, my dear Martin," said Johan
na, very softly, "do you wish to keep
Julia to ber promise?"
I started violently. What! did Julia
wish to be released from that aemi-cn-gagement
and be free? Was it possible
that any one else coveted my place in
her affections, and In the new housi
which we had fitted up for ourselves? I
felt like the dog In the manger. It seem
ed an unheard-of encroachment for an;
person to come between my cousin Julia
and me. -
"Do you ask me to set you free from
your promise, Julia?" I asked, somewhat
(To be continued.)
How to Become Wealthy.
Iua New Hampshire city there dwella
an octogenarian physician who, In addi
tion to hit wide medical skill, ig known
far and wide as a dispenser of blunt
philosophy. The other day a young
man of bis acquaintance called at hit
"I have not come for pills this time,
doctor," said the visitor, "but for ad
vice. You have lived many years in
this world of toll and trouble and have
had much experience. I am young and
I want you to tell me how to get rich."
The aged practitioner gazed through
his glasses at the young man and in a
deliberate tone, said:
"Yes, I can tell you. You are young
and can accomplish your object If you
will. Your plan is this: First, le indus
trious and economical Save as much
as possible and spend as little. Pile up
tbe dollars and pat them at Interest
If you follow out these Instructions by
the time you reach my age you'll be as
rich as Croesus and as mean aa
Buffalo Commercial.
The coquette is able to flirt a fan and
fan a flirt simultaneously.
Man a Girl Should Marry.
Choice In matrimony
tloes not as a rule come
from the female side. A
refined girl will not take
the initiative, but she has
the responsibility of re-
fusiug those who ore m-
ligible. To be happy iu
marriage, It is necessary
mnrrv a gentleman in
the proper sense of the
word that is to say, one who Is generous
and unselfish, who considers another's
happiness and welfare and not merely hi$
own. A man who is a bear to his sis
ters, discourteous to his mother and care
less of the feelings of servants and poor
rclatioDs is just the man to avoid when
you come to the great question to be
answered, yes or no.
A "duck of a man" generally makes a
goose of a husband, so it is wise to choose
for a husband one with lusting qualities
of heart and character. Some women
marry in a sort of missionary spirit, hop
ing to turn the man from the error of
his ways. This Is not a wise thing to do.
The poorhouses are full of women who
thought that they could reform their hus
bands. A husband need not be handsome, but
he should be gooii-looking, in the sense
of looking good morally and physically.
"When I marry," said a budding school
girl, "I'll want a flue, tall, broad, hand
some man that everybody will oduiire."
"There's where you are wrong," said her
elder and more experienced sister. "You'd
have much less trouble in watching a less
good-looking man, and would enjoy a
great deal moro of his society."
As to the age a husband should be, we
need say little about this, because men
differ so much. Some are more fitted to
take upon themselves the responsibilities
of marriage at 25 years of age than oth
ers are at 35. It is not natural for a
young girl to wish to marry an old man,
but we think that boy husbands are a
mistake. They never know what they
are pleased to call their minds, and it is
not easy to discover from day to day
what they are going to do, or into what
they are going to grow.
There are hearts all the better for
keeping; they become mellower and more
worthy a woman's acceptance than the
crude, unripe things that are sometimes
gathered as children gather green fruit
to the discomfort of those who obtain
Author of "How to Be. Happy Though
Action Against Anarchists.
It is easy to say that in-f
ternauonal measures!
should be taken to protect!
society against anarchists!
But it is uot so easy to ex
plain how measures are tor
be devised which would!
find international assent
.. .... I
nuauumis niv ine enemieK
of the human race, andL
the civilization against which tuev war
has a right to suppress them like venom
ous snakes; But this right, however,
does not help us in showing how it can be
exercised. A man cannot be punished
for his opiuious, according to our view,
nor can any collection of men be pun
ished for enunciating among themselves
such opinions. But there are countries In
which it is held that they can. Here Is
the initial difficulty of general action
against the anarchist creed in all nations.
A criminal opinion only becomes a pun
ishable crime when an individual or an
association of individuals confederates
together to give effect to it against some
other individual.
I believe' that no International agree
ment can be arrived at in regard to an
archists, and I should be sorry were we
to be a party to one. Each country,
however, owes it to the common bond
which unites civilized nations to do what
It can to put an end to Its being used
as an asylum from which assassins cai
Japanese Arboriculturists Are Pecu
liarly 8iicc;srnl in the Art.
The dwarf trees of Japan have been a
never-ending source of wonder to Euro
peans ever since the opening of the her
mit kingdom to inspection by tbe rest
of the world. A single" pine, perfect in
form and foliage, has recently sold for
11,200. It Is six feet high and alleged
to be 850 years old. It has long been
supposed that the process by which
Japanese gardeners succeeded In
dwarfing forest trees was a long and
coBtly one. It Is now said that it Is a
simple process, and that anyone can do
the trick. Tbe following directions are
given for producing a miniature oak
tree: ,,
Take an orange and scoop out the
pulp. Fill the Interior with a rich mold
and plant an acorn in the center of It,
leaving tbe bole In the rlnd for It to
sprout through. Put It in a sunny place
and water It frequently. Soon after the
first shoots have appeared the roots be
gin to break tbrougt tbe orange skin.
Take a sharp knife and shave these off
carefully and keep them shaved. The
tree will grow about Ave or sit Inches
high and then stop. In a year It will be
a perfect miniature oak. When the
roots cease to grow the orange skin
should be varnished over and Imbedded
In a. flower pot
The Japanese dwarf all kinds of trees
and make them live to a great age.
Some of these dwarfs, like the Cbabo
Hlba, are well known, and their owners
have documentary evidence attesting
their great age. Tbe older they are tbe
more valuable, of course, they are. In
Japan certain families follow the call
ing, trade, art or what you will of
growing dwarf trees from generation
to generation, and you can buy a minia
ture oak 500 years old from a descend
ant of the man who first planted tbe
aeoru. Not only forest trees but fruit
trees and flowering shrubs are dwarfed
by these clever gardeners.
DistincnUhei Kn.llshnea Who Be
arerdc Bank aa aa kroptj Honor.
Not all Englishmen are seeking titles
of nobility. At least there have been
many subjects of the crown who might
have worn coronets, but declined to
accept them for varying reasons that
were at least sufficient to themselves.
The late William Ewart Gladstone was
a notable example of tbe latter order
of humanity, for the peerage which
time after time was held out to him
was always rigidly rejected.
i : i 4 e
" .1
:;' -..,.1
.,,Vn22T$r Ci - - si aaat.
plot and carry out their designs against
citizens of other countries, whether the
victim be a sovereign or the humblest of
workmen. There is no use in endeavor
ing to find out what particular plot is
brewing, and advising the police of
the country on which the blow is to fall.
So far as countries like the United States
are concerned, the only thing that can be
done is to strengthen the power of th
executive over aliens, and as Is usually
the case In the United States over for
eigners; who have acquired nationality.
Without any process of extradition, 1
should be in favor of arming the execu
tive with power to ship off any alien in
regard to whom there ' is reasonable
ground for believiug that he Is an anarch
ist and to land him In the land of his
birth, due notice having been given to the
authorities there of his arrival. Beyond
this, I would not go one step. If any
citizen of a country publicly advocates
crime, he is amenable to the law. But
it is often doubtful policy to gratify him
by putting the luw in force. If certain
citizens of a country do associate to
gether for the promotion of crime, then
also the law can deal with them if this
be deemed expedient.
Member of British Parliament,
Value of Technical Schools.
The American of the
immediate future who Is
most likely to measure
successfully his strength
and talents with the
largest opportunity will
be a technically educated
American. With every
increase of knowledge
and light, God seems
again to be saying to Adam as of old:
"Here is your earth; subdue it, and train
its energies into serviceableness - unto
The young American has almost every
thing that would Invite him Into the
profession of the engineer. The railway
of to-day, so marvelously Improved in its
roadbed, rails and motive power, has n
tar larger realm of improvement ahead
than any but the scholarly engineer may
imagine. The problem of national wealth
is largely a problem of transportation of
products. Railway companies, manufac
turers of ships are now employing grad
uates from technical schools, for the rea
son that only the scholarly view of mate
rials and their use ia found to be prac
tical. Aud to this class of engineers those
who must deal with the products of the
mine and one has an increasing army. The
mining interests-of the United States are
in the Infancy of their development.
More gold and ailver has been wasted by
unscholarly processes employed In hand
ling the resources of the earth than has
ever been coined or turned into article
of beauty or use. The mining engineer
of the future will add to the wealth of
the world In handling what is called the
"dump." The great fortunes of some of
the provision men In the United States
have been made by their use of what has
formerly been wasted. The chemical en
gineer takes what was thrown away In
other days, and out of blood, and bone,
and horns, and hoofs, and much else pre
viously considered worthless, he makes a
series of by-produets that are coming
to be most Important factors In the cre
ation of wealth.
The successful workman of the future
In even the money-making lines of pro
Swinburne might have had a "Sir'
before his name had he chosen to ac
cept the baronetcy which wag offered
him some years ago, but with true
democratic Independence he refused to
accept a title which, after all, could
do little to enhauce his fame.
Similarly, Mr. Watts. R. A., whose
pictures are known the wide world
over, could have ranked with Lord
Lelgbton had not be stoutly asserted
bis objection to titles and elected to
remain as he was.
Lord Tennyson, when first approach
ed on the question of accepting a peer
age, was strongly opposed to the Idea,
but eventually succumbed to the offer
on tbe ground that his son would In
herit tbe title and that be was there
fore Justified In taking It
It Is rumored that the late Profes
sor Huxley was offered a knighthood
by Mr. Gladstone an offer which was
politely but firmly declined. A similar
honor was proposed to bU distinguish
ed contemporary, Professor Tyn
dall, and was also declined without
It Is an open secret that Charles
Dickens might have added the word
"bnrt" to bis Illustrious name bad he
chosen to do so.
A few years before the demise of
Verdi, tbe illustrious composer, the late
King Humbert sent for tbe maestro
und offered him a dukedom In recogni
tion of his services to music. Verdi re
fused the gracious offer with dignified
courtesy, whereupon tbe king admitted
that he was quite right
"For," said his majesty, "all the titles
!u Italy could not make you greater
(ban you are."
Discoverer of Phthisis Bacillus, and
Foremost Bacteriologist of the Ace.
Dr. Robert Koch, discoverer of phthi
sis bacillus, and who has announced
that bovine tuberculosis cannot be
transmitted to tbe
human system. Is
regarded as the
foremost bacteriol
ogist of the age.
He Is 65 years of
age, sod at 29 was
a country physi
cian in a little
German village, at
tending to rude i) a. bob&kt boch.
fanners and peasants.
In 1880 be entered the University of
Bona as an assistant, and two years
later made himself world famous by
the announcement that be had dlscov-
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duction must have such training that
whatever changes occur, he can throw bis
faculties efficiently iuto the solving of
newly arising problems. This is not more
necessary in the education of chemical
engineers than in the education of civil,
mechanical or electrical engineers. The
world and the processes of existence are
created on a plan which expresses itself
to the student In mathematics. The econ
omies of manufacture, whether it be a
steam engine, a dynamo, a bridge, or a
piece of glue, are to be worked out first
by the mathematician. What he finds Is
true In theory will ultimately work In
practice, and so the culture of tn engi
neer Is of the sort which 'Jerelops not
only the inventive faculties tut the logical
faculties, so-called.
America ia not likely to have too
many technical schools, for our place In
the world must be a supreme one and
the victories to be won are not in war
of armies or on fields bespattered with
blood, but in that commercial strife in
which the laboratory and the room for
research and experiment will have a de
terminative influence.
President of Armour Institute.
Cheaper Transportation.
When the first
bushel of wheat was
transported by rail
from the Missouri
river to the Atlantic
ocean, thence by ship
to Liverpool, It cost
01 cents to market it.
It waa then weighed
and loaded, then un
loaded, put In eleva
tors, weighed out, re
loaded, reshtpped
again and again and
at a great expejise. It now costs 21
cents to take a bushel of wheat from the
Missouri river to-Liverpool. Within thir
ty months, by reason of improved road
beds, lighter grades, fewer curves, heav
ier iron and larger locomotives, a single
engine will haul not seventeen tons as
formerly, but 2,000 tons, from tho Mis
souri river to tbe Atlantic ocean, where It
will be loaded from the car direct to the
ships, carrying not 2,000, but 28,000 tons.
The saving In expense of transporta
tion and handling and water ratea will
Insure the producer better prices and the
consumer cheaper food. - Our people all
understand thia and they are both con
tented and happy. They are building bet
ter houses, they are planning better
schools, they are puttiug more pianos In
their parlors, more books on their shelves,
more sunshine in their homes, and they
are advancing the prices of their farms.
These can now be rented for cash and
will pay a better Income for twice their
market value than government bonds at
current quotations.
Governor of Iowa.
Dead Heads a Necessary Evil.
There is no good rea
son why everybody
should not psy fare to
the railroad. We have
no free newspapers, no
free groceries, no free
meat, no free ice, no
free coal. We have to
pay for everything we
use, but there is a
large percentage of
Americans who believe that it is their
right to ride on a railroad train perhaps
taking up the space of a passenger will
ing to pay on a free pass.
Nevertheless, it appears to be Impossi
ble to check the pass evil. It has been
tried many times before. The rallroada
have united in an agreement to Issue no
passes, but lo and behold, the first thing
we knew somebody broke faith. Then
and there the agreement exploded and
for a time there appeared to be a race
between tbe railroads to see which could
carry the most deadheads.
Ex-President New York Central Railway
ered the bacillus of tubercle the dread
creator of consumption. The Idea of
Innoculation followed In the train of
his discovery, and patients flocked to
his laboratory by thousands. He was
appointed professor of hygiene and of
bacteriology In the University of Ber
lin and given free scope to prosecute
his studies of the cholera bacillus und
other dread germs hostile to human
life. Dr. Kocb Is as modest as he Is
Noisy Snn beams.
Fill a glass vessel with lampblack,
colored silk or worsted. Focus tbe rays
of the sun In a lens that Is, hold a
magnifying glass so that the rays pass
through It before they fall on the glass
vessel Then revolve In the light, be
tween tbe leng and the vessel, a disk
with an opening or a slit In It so that
the light Ig alternately falling on the
vessel ana Deiug stmt out. Now listen,
and you will hear a noise when th
light passes through the silt, but there
win De silence when it is shut out. You
must place your ear close to the trlasa
holding the silk or other gubstance.
Anotner experiment Is to use a prism
Instead of an ordinary lens. This mko.
a rainbow, and as the rays pass through
me sut it is possible to tell that some
parts of the solar spectrum as it Is
called produce a sound as they fall on
the glass vessel while other nrt hoc.
no effect
The Family Home Ron.
The national game Js frequently pro
ductive of "home runs," and one of tbe
most Interesting of this vdrletr nt mi.
lies was made by a Philadelphia bats
man in umcago.
He hit tbe ball squarely, and drnv. it
over tbe right field fence. It entered
the window tn the second story of a
house, rolled down the back stairs irf
the kitchen, and lodged In a pan of
dough under tbe stove.
The natural Inference is that tho fam
ily partook tbe next day of ball-bearing
bread. 1
Australian Shipping Trade,
The Australian shipping trade con
tinues to expand. In New South Wales
In 1900 It waa larger than In any pre
vious year. Tbe total number of ves
sels entered and cleared was 7,082.
against MOO In 1899. Of tbe former
08 were under the British flag and
724 under those of other countries. Not
withstanding the significance of these
figures, we are dally informed of tbe
decadence of the British Empire and of
the enormous growth of tbe marine of
ether countries. .
Successor to E. L. Smith,
Oldest Established Houh in the valley.
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots and Shoes,
Flour and Feed, etc.
This old-established house will con
tinue to pay cash for all its goods; it
pays- no rent; it employs a clerk, but
does not have to divide with a partner.
All dividends are made with customers
in the way of reasonable prices.
Davenport Bros.
Are running their two milll, planer and box
factory, aud can fill order, for
Boxes, Wood
and Posts
hoqd mm Finns fruits.
Hood diver Brand of Canned Fruits.
Boxes and Fruit Packages
Fertilizers & Agricultural Implements
Dalles, Portland & Astoria
Navigation Co.
Leaves Oak Street Dock, Portland
. 7 A. M.
Leaves Dalles 7 ' A. M. Daily Ex
cept Sunday.
Regulator, Dalles 'Gty Reliance.
The Dalles-Portland Route
Sir. "Bai.'ey Gatzert,"
B.en Portlind. The Dal M way Points
Leaves Portland Tiiesilnyx, Thursdays and
Knumliys at 7 a. m. Arrives The Dalle, mi
day. fi p. m.
"Leaves The Dalles Sundays, Wednesdays and
Fridays at 7 a. in. Arrive Portland, game day,
4 p. in.
This route has the grandest smile attraction,
on earl h.
Str " Tahoma,"
Daily Kouiid Trip, except Sunday.
Leave Portland. ..7 a.m. I Leavn Astorla.....7s.m.
Landing and nftice, foot of Aide r street. Both
'phones, Main K'd, Portland, Or.
E. W. CIUCIITOX, Agent, Portland.
JOHN M. KI1XOON, Atfent. 1 he Dalles.
A. J. TAYLOK, Agent, Astoria.
.1. ('. W YATT, Rent, Vancouver.
WOLKOKI) A W YKKK, Agi. . White falmon.
K. B. Oil.JiKKTH, Agent, Lyle, Wash.
Agouta at Hood Kiver
Si.ofvr line
and union Pacific
m&jo Ik Mo
Blt Lake, Deuver,
Cblcarro I n. Worth.nmaha, Portland
Special I Kansas t:uy, St. Kpeclal
11 :3a a. m. i Iiuii.t'liiciwouuil 2:06 p.m.
Walla Walla Wis.
Brokana ton, Spokane, Min- Portland.
Hyer eapulls,Kt. Paul, Ifiyer
t:n p.m. Diilnth. Milnan- 4:30a.m.
Halt lake, Denver,
Mail and Ft. Worlh.Omalia, Mall an 4
Kxpresa Kama. City, St. txprens
11:42 p. n. I)uis,Ciicagoaud 6:42a. m,
1:00 p.m. All tailing- date 4:1)0 a at,
subject lo change
For Ran Francisco
bail ryas Uayt
Dally CaHtmkia Rlvsr a 4 00 s m.
Fx.Hniiilay St.aatnt. El. Sundaw
I Will m. '
Saturday To A.torla and Way
Mi:W . Hi. Landings.
:46 a.m. ftlliastsrr River. 4Mb n:
.i.tnnday Oregon trty. New. ki. oiiBdaF
berg, 8lsm, lude.
ixuilence War
- landings.
7:00 a m. WUIaawttt got Ta- ti. m.
Tues. 1 h ur. am aims. la on.'
and BL ,a
Oregon rity, Day
ton, A nay Laod-
45am. WIHamtt RKsr. 4 S0P rn.
toi Ih" "". We.
u4 Bat. Portland to Corral- aud FrL
lia A Way Land. '
L. Rlparla Hkiki " L..Uw,toa
:JAm. RiiariatoLewlstoai am.
d!1r 1 daily
For low rate, and other Information riu to
General Passenger ArosL Portls.,.1 n.
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