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Rescued and Lost.
The trapper followed along at the
foot of the rimrocks occasionally nan-!ne-
tn relmlt a traD which he would
draw from ltg hiding place from be
nonth hn anda or wire eras. He
was not Infrequently rewarded by find
In e an animal In the Jaws of a trap,
cowardly gnawing at its own Impris
oned limb and attempting to bkuik
away at his approach. These pelts,
which were usually carried to a safe,
hiding place, added to the luggage on
bis back containing fresh baits for
big traps and food supplies, made hlJ
burden quite a heavy one. but it did
not cause him to abandon his Win
chester, revolver and knife, which
were his constant companions and
they were not caried for ornament.
Toward night he decided to climb
to the top of the rlmrocks and take a
survey of the country. Away to the
west he saw the moving forms of Fol
lett and bis companions, as their
horses Jogged along, leaving a cloud
of dust behind them. He brought his
field glasses to his eyes and surveyed
the men for a moment and the thought
ran through his mind: "Wonder what
kind of deviltry that Dan Follett Is
put on for his master this time?"
Hammersley had beheld the victim
of these two men too long not to sus
pect every move they made to be a
"If you knew how hot your trail Is
getting, Dan Follett, you would hunt
a colder one, but I hope to see the
same rope hang you and your mas
ter." said the trapper half audibly.
The trapper looked down at his
Winchester and shook his head hes
itatingly saying, "No, no, let ven
geance come in the proper manner."
As he turned, in disgust his eyes
fell upon another object, far away
on the opposite side of the rlmrocks.
A great cloud of dust rose behind It
and the word "Snakes" escaped his
lips. Bringing his glass to play, he
was no time In making out the char
acter of his party. After surveying it
carefully he remarked. "Old Egan has
been at work again." Then he ex
claimed, ' as he looked through his
glasses. "A girl captive, as sure as
I live. Ah, Egan stealing horses has
become too tame for you, has It? You
are not satisfied with providing your
stomachea and" means of locomotion,
and the hazard of occasionally killing
a man who resists you, but now you
have gone and taken some Innocent
"I am not the law, neither should I
attempt to punish you for your num
erous crimes, for I rather like to see
you har ss the Lord of The Desert oc
casionally he deserves It, but I pro
pose to look into this caper of yours."
As the trapper watched the course
the Indian party was taking he saw
at a glance that It was making for the
watering place that night, near the
picture rocka. He was first to arrive
at the place and secrete.! himself In
t crevasse of the rocks near the top
and watched their approach, having
selected a place from which he could
observe the camping grounds about
the watering place.
The reader is familiar with what
took place from the time of the ar
rival of the Indians until the Inter
ference of the trapper, for it was he
who assailed Old Egan when the lat
ter laid his wicked hands upon the
person of Bertha Lyle.
Old Egan was strong and firm but
the trapper was active and wiry,
With the advantage, too, of having
taken the Indians by surprise he soon
toje him from the girl and hurled him
to the ground. But as the cry made
by the warriors as they came to the
rescue of their chief warned him thnt
he had not the time to finish settling
accounts with his antagonist. If he so
desired, he seized the girl by the hand
and led the way Into a crevasse In the
rlmrocks with which he was familiar.
As they passed Into the recesses of
the rocks, he heard exclamations
from the Indians which alarmed him
as to his Immediate future course
with the girl. They had recognized
him and knew where he lived, and to
approach his home with her would be
. difficult should the Indians attempt to
guard It. He was not long In doitU
on this point, for he heard Egan give
directions for them to go Immediately
to the trapper's place and guard It
until he came.
If once hidden In the home In the
same room as that occupied by the In
valid, he never feared for the danger
of her rescue, for the passage to this
room was so secret that no one had
ever been able to find It, though in his
absence his home had been visited by
Indians and whites, and ransacked
It was easy to discern from the
uli outing of the Indians that while a
part of the band, headed by Old Egar.
were on their way to the trapper's
home the others were recklessly try
ing to follow his trail, for knowing his
marksmanship the man who trifled
with him knew the risk he was taking.
But the Indians knew that as long ar
he could prevent it he would never
fire a gun, while the girl was In his
company; that this would endanger
her life by drawing the fire to her.
After going a long distance through
the crevasse made by nature's great
Mpheavel In the long past. Hammers
ley led tho way Into a secluded place j
which he thought was unknown to any
As he and his companion seated
themselves the shouts of the Indians
came to their ears from the distance.
The girl was the first to break the si
lence. "Do you live In this country, my
dear preserver?" she Inquired.
When he Informed her that he did.
she said: "I have an nncle some
where on the desert: his name is
Lyle. Martin Lyle. Do you know
him?" The trapper nodded In the af
firmative. "Oh, If we could convey word to
him." she said, "he would come Im
mediately to our rescue."
Strong as was the trapper's bon
and steady as was his nerve, he felt
hlg whole frame yield, with a shudder
when he learned that his companion
was Bertha Lyle. and" 'of the narrow
escape she had had. When she had
hurriedly told him her history and
the Incident of her capture by the In
diana he felt relieved that she hal
fallen Into no worse handg than Old
To take her to his home that night
through the Indian searching partv
would be too hazardous. He could
mske It alone, but he doubted the
rtrl'i ability to climb among the rim
rockf and keep her tooting In the
crevasses, although she had shown ft
wonderful spirit of coolness and
strength during their recent adven
ture. The trapper was quick to come
to a conclusion. He decided to go
and get his rifle and secrete his lug
gage, and steal Into his home witn
the girl the following day, making as
much of the way that night as pos
sible. So leaving her in the cavern
he went on his mission, at the same
time avoiding the savages who were
skulking among the rlmrocks and
making a diligent search of every
nook and corner. '
The trapper was not gone more
than two hours, though his course
was a round-a-bout one, and to his
surprise and dismay on his return the
girl wag not to be found.
A Surprise and a Fight.
Egan rose from the stunning btow
given him by the trapper and quickly
comprehended the situation. When
he ascertained that his late antagon
ist had escaped with the captive, he
knew that he had a difficult task be
fore him. The Indians knew of Ham
mersley from one end of the desert
to the other and his prowess struck
them more forcibly than any other
characteristic of the man. While
they had never come In contact with
him before In cunning they knew that
he was familiar with every trail of
the desert and with every crevasse
and cavern among tho rimrocks. And
now that they were In the vicinity
of his home they knew that he was
still more familiar here than they, and
that It would take quick work to res
cue the captive before he reached his
home among the rimrocks. If once
there he could stand out against a
larger band of Indians than Egan's
present detachment, and Indian sa
gacity suggested proper tactics in
stantly. Egan ordered four of his best
scouts to attempt to follow the fu
gitives while he and seven of his war
riors made straight for the trapper's
quarters to get possession, Intending
when the trapper arrived with his
prize, In case they were not appre
hended by the trusty scouts, to cap
ture the two.
Egan had left his horses In care of
a warrior, and the chief and his com
panions had proceeded on foot. He
knew that the trapper cared nothing
for the horses, and that he and his
men could make better time on foot,
and, besides, they had to cross the
wall of rlmrocks In order to reacn
the trapper's place of abode. They
moved oft In a trot, traveling In this
way until a late hour In the morning.
It was almost daybreak when they
ascended the rimrocks, surveyed the
horizon and descended to the oppo
site .side. They saw the rocks that
overhung the trapper's home and
placed themselves as sentinels at a
safe distance from the entrance and
guarded every path that led to the
place. Indian courage was not great
enough to Induce them to enter this
place by night. While they had made
a quick trip from the scene of the
previous night they knew that It was
possible that the trapper had made
a quicker one. They had, from a lack
of knowledge of the country, been
compelled to take a round-about way,
while the trapper could have come a
etralghter course, doubtless, and ar
rived first. They doubted this, how
ever, as he was burdened with his
companion, provided the Indian
scouts had not overtaken them, and
they had great hopes of finding the
place vacant on the following
morning, and either take the two
prisoners before or after they
should enter the place. It ' was
Egan's Intention to enter the
nlace If It proved to be unoccupied the
following morning, provided the trap
ner did not fall into their hands before
that time, and then surprise him upon
his arrival. If his scouts should suc
ceed in capturing the girl, for this
was all they desired, they were to
signal the chief's detachment at the
earliest opportunity. Thus Egan and
his men concealed themselves among
the rocks In front of the trapper's
cave and waited for developments.
Daylight comes on the Oregon des
ert almost as quickly as darkness.
As soon as the sun sinks behind the
distant rocks night is upon the des
ert as if a light had baen extinguished
In a room; and daylight comes with
a flash, as it were.
The sun rose above the level
horizon as if it had popped out of
the sands, and soon peeped over the
rlmrocks. Old Egnn and his war
riors, cold and still as the rocks
mong which they lay, were eagerly
peering through the sage brush to
discover If there was any life about
the trapper's home. For some mo
ments everything was quiet and the
old chief was planning for a more de
finite reconnoiter. It was still shad
owy about the entrance of the cave
and nothing could be but dimly seen.
The door at the entrance was closed
and the marauders were coming to
the conclusion that they had out
traveled the owner. They were soon
The door opened suddenly and a
stalwart man of. the desert walked
out carelessly, and uncovered, as if
he had never thought of danger. A
hist, passed down the line of war
riors, unconsciously, but almost loud
enough to be heard by the frontiers
man. But not suspecting danger he
strolled out Into the sage brush, sur
veying the country about him. One
common thought took possession of
the Indians. Quickly every man
reached to his quiver, drew an arrow
and placed It to the string of his bow.
Carelessly the white man strolled on.
Nearer and nearer he came.
Indians In the bitterest warfare pos
sess some policy and some sense of
reason. The first thought of all
was to shoot the man down and then
rush Into the cave-house, secure the
girl and proceed on their Journey.
But Old Egan reasoned. To kill the
tiapper, who wag the friend of every
body, and had not an enemy on the
desert, and who had never crossed
his path before, did not seem to him
exactly right To rush upon him and
capture him by force and then bind
and leave him ro he could not pur
sue them after they had retaken their
captive was the plan that suggested
Itself to him.
But wise plans are often thwarted,
whea the frontiersman had ap
proached a little nearer to the left
there wag a "swish," and he fell to
the ground pierced through the heart
by an arrow. A young warrior near
whom he had approached could rot
resist the temptation and fired the
latal shot; ana quick as he had fled
the shot he rushed upon his victim
with scalping knife In hand.
A loud "Ugh" rose from the Indians
and they rose from behind the rocks
and rushed to the scene of death,
some exulting and some showing
signs of disapproval, while old Egan's
face wore a sign of disappointment.
But before they had "reached his si le
the young murderer clinched his vic
tim's hair and was already twining
a scalping lock about his fingers.
Before the knife had touched tho
scalp, however, a rifle rang out a
sharp track, and then another and
another. The young warrior and a
companion fell full length for their
last tall, and In the midst of crackling
shots the others sought refuge be
hind the nearest rocks.
The shots had come from the loop
holes In front of the trapper's home,
and the Indians could plainly see the
dark muzzles of rifles still in the
small openings, and every time that
the slightest exposure was made on
the part of the red men, a puff of
smoke, a sharp crack and a whistling
bullet warned them to keep under
It had continued thus for more than
an hour when a keen whistle was
heard from the summit of the rim
rocks In the rear. The dim form cf
a man was seen upon the topniobt
rock, rifle in hand. He could see
the skulking forms of the Indians
among the rocks beneath him, and
at the same time observe the en
trance to the cave. He signaled the
beseiged to cease firing and mo
tioned the Indians to depart. The
white men withdrew their rifles and
the Indians gladly accepted the armistice.
Two Villains and a New Plot
All Is astir at the stone house. The
employes have returned from the an
nual round-up and the place, which
had borne a deserted appearance for
the past few weeks. Is now all bustle,
and men are seen here and there
feeding the horses, mending bridles,
saddles and harness, shoeing horses
and doing everything that Is required
about, a great stock ranch. Night
comes on and finds them still busy,
but they change their work to the
finishing touches preparatory for the
night and one by one they come and
prepare for supper.
The Lord of The Desert Is alone In
his accustomed place. None enter
his quarters except on business and
only his foreman and superintendents
have business with him, for all busi
ness is transacted through these. His
glass sits upon the broad arm of the
old chair, and now and then his hand
goes mechanically to It, and brings
It mechanically to his Hps, and he
swallows draughts therefrom me
chanically. With mechanical regu
larity his face grows redder and his
countenance sterner, while his eyes
take on a wilder glare.
A knock at the door and to the re
sponse of welcome, Dan Follett en
ters. "How Is It?" Inquires hla Lordship.
"All Is completed," replied the
"Get a glass there and fill It to the
brim," exclaimed Martin Lyle.
Partially emptiylng the glass Fol
lett seats himself and relates the par
ticulars of the transaction with Old
Egan, drawing forth the woman's
Rcalp from his pocket and passing it
over to the Lord of The Desert.
"Did you see the corpse?" inquired
"No, but I deemed this evidence
sufficient," replied , Follett.
"Old Egan Is a treacherous old
scoundrel and would deceive us if he
could, but the evidence seems straight
"Oh, you needn't doubt that," re
plied Follett, "the old scoundrel
would never lose an opportunity to
commit murder, especially when so
many ponies and mules were to be
"But they will never do him much
good," replied Lyle, as he placed the
glass to his lips. "I have a plan,
Follett, and you are the man to car
ry It out. My men report Egan and
his men camped at the foot of Ash
Butte. You are a pretty fair looking
Indian anyway, and I want you to
leave tomorow morning for the camp
of the Warm Springs tribe, lead the
warriors on Old Egan's trail, and take
every animal In his possession."
"What about the deed," inquired
Follett, "remember this is dangerous
work and it has been a long time
Rince our accounts have been ad
justed." "Tut, tut, man. don't worry about
that. I'll have all that arranged for
you by the time you return. Take a
drink, order an early bearkfaat and
he off with the rising sun. I shall
depend upon you, Dan, I shall
depend upon you."
Dan Follett rose and left the room,
hut as he passed out of the door hg
turned and cast a look at the Lord of
The Desert mingled with scorn and
Martin Lyle sat and drank and
thought. For many hours he was
In riop meditation.
"With my brother and his daughter
dead and out of my way, nothing can
ever disturb my rights here," ran
through his mind.
His lips barely quivered as the train
of his thoughts continued. "But what
ever became of that brother to whom
tho property properly belonged?
It Is strange that the old man should
have disinherited Jim and myself for
him. He was never considered a fa
vorite by the connection, and we had
done nothing at the time of his death
to merit such treatment. But my lit
tle sharp work and false swearing
and the little forrery combined
turned the property this way and. as
they used to charee in the old world
that one crime led to another, I have
carried out the scheme by making
way with my brother and his daught
er and securing their whole fortune
after using Jim as an Innocent cat's
paw to obtain it.
"But this elder brother, the right
ful heir, wonder what ever became
of him? He came to America when. I
was quite young. We heard lie whs
rrarriod once and had a child; and
then we heard no more of him. Yet
mr father, after eivlng my brother
and I barely enouch to reach America
to engace In business upon, willed
the majority of his estate to this eld
er hoy whose whereabouts are un
known." "WY11. well. I know he Is dead aid
the others are out of the way, go why
should 'Martin Lyle ever fear of los
ing his fortune or big title as Lord
of The Desert?"
Thus mused the arch criminal of
the Oregon desert between drinks
rntil his conscience became so be
numbed witll the Intoxicant thnt he
retired half-dazed; half unconsdoue
to hlg bed.
Dan Foil tt left with the morning
sun to perform his mission.
(To b eonanotd.)
THEY PUT DOWN SMUGGLING
Fureult of Lawbreaker Often At
tended with Great Danger-Mexico
and the United State Unite to 1'un
ikh 6muKitlera and Cattle Thieve.
Opportunity has much to do with
smuggling. There Is no doubt that
thousands of people who would ordi
narily resent with deepest Indignation
the Insinuation that tbey are thieves,
are nothing more nor less when It
conies to. dealings with Curie Sam. It
has been said that the traveler return
ing from Europe who declares every
MEXICAN CHURCH AT TIA JLNA.
thing dutiable which lie has In his
possession, either in bis trunks or ou
his pcrsou, Is the exception rather
than the rule. There seems to be a
sort of fascination In smuggling which
tempts people when everything else
fulls. It has Just enough of danger
about it to lend It zest and, If it Is
successful, to give the occasional
TfMmYiii in -fi i ll i -f1'i i --
rA juaw g
ALONG THE MEXICAN BORDER.
smuggler something to boast about
among his friends for many moons.
Yet the smuggler is no less a swindler
than the person who forges the name
of another, and Is no less a thief than
the man who breaks into your house
at night. The United States statutes
defines smuggling as intent to defraud,
and fixes severe penalties. The smug
gler may be assessed a fine of $3,000,
or Imprisoned not more than two
years, or both; the goods be tries to
enter may be confiscated; the vessel
they are brought in, If they come by
water, may be seized and sold, if It
can be proven that the owner or cap
tain knows of or is party to the offense;
any conveyance in which goods are
fraudulently brought In by land may
be seized, unless It Is a common carrier
aud it can be proven that Its owner or
operator knew nothing of the offense;
the masters or owners of vessels may
be fined if they hinder or obstruct the
customs officers in any way lu ' the
search for suspected goods.
Customs officers are clothed with very
large powers. They may board and
search without warrant any vessel Iy
iug In port, and may search all trunks,
boxes, baggage, papers, envelopes, all
conveyances and means of transport,
stores, warehouse, and other buildings
In which there Is any reason to believe
dutiable property is stored. They may
even Inspect the bi.okg and accounts of
merchnntg who are under suspicion of
receiving smuggled goods. The pro
ceeds of the property discovered, con
demned and sold, go part to the govern
ment and part to the principal customs
officers of the district, and part to the
Informer, If he happen to be a person
outside the government service.
The southwestern and northwestern
borders of the United States are good
fields fur the professional smuggler.
From the north Chinamen are helped
Into the United States, in addition to
many articles of Canadian manufac
ture, beside large amount of opium.
From the aouth many Mexican product
are smuggled In, with such Jewels as
opals and pearls. It 19 to the men who.
with the rustler, that run huge drove
of cattle across the border. Infest the
Mexican frontier, that this article re
lates. A Rouble Patrol,
Along the boundary line between the
United State California and the Cal
ifornia of Mcieo rides day and night
a double patrol, the one in the employ
BORDER CUSTOM HOUSE.
of the United States and the other In
the pay of the Mexican government.
Those riders are picturesque, Individ
ually and severully, hardy, skilled In
horsemanship, marvelous In the accu
racy of their marksmanship, experts
with the lusso, inured to hardship and
danger, fearless aud often reckless in
their daring, a class unto themselves
a cIubs interesting to. meet and study.
The duties of these riders are to pro
tect their respective governments front
imposition at the hands of that class of
unscrupulous men known as smugglers,
and to prevent cattle thieves from run
ning their ill-gotten plunder across he
From the coast to the Colorado desert,
along the boundary Hue between thp
two nations, the country. Is rough in the
extreme and very arid. It is a region
sparsely settled, and some of the tough
est characters of both nations hover In
the locality for the double purpose of
i breaking the laws of the country and
! of thwarting the officers who may un
dertake their arrest by dodging across
the line,-, one .way or another.
It is this lawless element with which
the border rldws have -to do. Some of
j these lawbreakers are tame persons,
! too cowardly to make. trouble for the
riders If caught-In their petty smug
gling of cigars, curios, small articles of
manufacture and the like, r but those
who play for big stakes and engage in
the smuggling of Jewels and costly
goods In large quantities, braving se
vere penalties, and the "rustlers," as
the cattle .thieves are termed these
men are Uaiigerous customers, and the
riders tuke their lives in their hands
when they interfere with their under
takings. The seats of customs for the two
countries at the coast end of the line
are at Tia Juana. There are two TIa
Junuas. The American town, If town
it mny be called, Is at the terminal of
the National City and Otay railway,
Just at the boundary Hue. The Mexican
TIa Juana is a couple of miles away.
This latter town consists of the Mexi
can custom house, a long, low, one
story wooden building, containing an
olllee about sixteen feet square, fur
nished with a table, a desk, two or
three chairs and a gun rack with a doz
en stand of arms therein, a consultation
room or private office, and a long back
room with bunks for the aceemmoda
tlon of the riders when off dnty; then
there is the little one-story shack which
serves as the home of the customs offi
cer who Is none other than Lieutenant
Governor. Terrazas, of Lower Califor
nia;' there are the old adobe church,
built nearly 150 years ago by the Jesuit
priests, three or four little stores and
shops and half a dozen dwellings this
is the Mexican Tia Juana. The Amer
ican town of that name Is even smaller,
the little box0used as a custom house
one or two dwellings and the depot of
the narrow gauge railroad being all the
buildings the town boasts.
Right here let mo say that the Lieu
tenant Governor of Lower California is
an important personage In the eyes of
the people and In his own. Before he
will consent to talk with you through
an interpreter, If you do not speak Span
ishyou must remove your hat, be the
meeting indoors or out. It Is an homage
which his exalted position entitles him
to, according to the custom of his coun
try, and he docs not Intend that the of
fice shall lose prestige during bis In
The riders have some strange experi
ences and not a few thrilling ones. Not
long ago a Mexican rider was passing
through a lonely canyon in the night
time. Suddenly, without a single warn
ing to Indicate the presence of an en
emy, there dropped over his shoulders a
cord, which was swiftly drawn, tight,
and then he found himself flying
through the air. lie had been lassoed
In the midst of darkness almost equal
to that of the tomb. He dropped to
the earth with a thud (hat paralyzed
his senses for a moment, and when he
regained them be was bound hand and
foot. Beside him stood his horse he
could tell by Its breathing and an occa
sional neigh, but there was no sign of
the presence of any other living being.
The man lay there a time which
seemed like eternity, but which prob
ably was not over two or three hour;
then he felt a hand laid upon him, a
knife severed bis bonds, there wag a
swift rustle as of gome one hastening
away, and he wag again alone. He
arose and walked about a bit to take
the stiffness from hi body, and then
be mounted hi horse and rode back to
the end of his beat and notified the rider
on the other beat of what bad happened.
Word was thus psssod from beat to
heat till It reached headquarter, and
at daylight a posse waa on band
a", 1 1
restl-ate. They found the sta
' couple of mile rurther on, tx a trrove ot
cattle where they bad crossed the bor
der. Later there came one with a story
of having been robbed of his stock. Ef-
forts were made to trace the cattle and
the thieves, but they were never dis
Word came to the American custom
house one day that certain parties were
making heavy purchases of Mexican
opals, and that the presumption wag
that they were for export to the United
States. A very careful description of
the parties making the purchase was
appended to the report and the officers
began watching for the appearance of
the persons described.
One day individuals answering per
fectly to the description entered the
custom house and stated that they
wished to pay duty on certain purchases
which they had made. They presented
a quantity of opals and the duty was
appraised and duly paid. So far so good,
but the amount of gems presented for
Inspection was less than one-tenth of
the purchase which had been reported.
When asked If those were all the gems
or dutiable goods they possessed they
replied that It was.
"We will have to search you and your
effects," said the customs officer, and
he proceeded to do so, but nothing fur
ther was found. He was puzzled and
unsatisfied, but there was nothing to do
but to pass the parties. That night the
explanation was forthcoming. Three
Mexicans wjiose reputations for law
less daring were widespread undertook
to put through the bulk of the Jewels.
Notwithstanding their shrewdness and
experience in that line of work they
chanced to run into two of the riders
that night When halted they replied
with their guns. One of the riders went
down with a bullet through his lung.
His companion, however, was good on
the gun play, and he goon put two of
the Mexicans hors du combat, and the
third, under his aim, threw up his hands
and surrendered. The opals were found
in their possession and were confiscated
by the government The duty on the
lot would have amounted to nearly
Despite all precautions a great many
goods get over the line duty free. Fancy
articles, Mexican drawn work, and the
like, made extensively south of the bor
der, have a way of appearing mystrl
ously In the ghops of the American
WONDERFUL SULTAN OF PERAK.
He Ha Been Wildnes and Ignorance
Give Way to Prosperity.
A man of 63 yearg of age; he has
passed almost exactly half hlg life
under Malay rule and half under the
new regime inaugurated by Great Brit
ain. A man with eyes wherewith to
see and a mind wherewith to Judge,
compare and think, he Is probably
among the most enlightened rulers of
the native slates of the East, and a
convincing apostle of British rule. lie
has seen in his own time his country
pass from a mere wilderness of forest
threaded sparsely by sorry footpaths,
Into a land surprisingly wealthy aud
prosperous, over the face of which
roads and railways run crisscross like
the meshes of a net He has seen law
lessness, brigandage, rapine and con
stant Internecine strife vanish and be
replaced by a peacefulness unequaled
In Faccadllly, says Blackwood's Mag
azine. He hag seen the spear and the
krls, which once ruled the world, laid
aside In the glass case of museums, or
brought only on state occasions to deck
courtly ceremonials. Moreover, he has
seen his own ancestral lands, which of
old lay fallow under dense Jungle,
opened up and made to produce rich
revenues; blackest Ignorance replaced
by education; lack of sanitation by a
wise respect for the laws of hygiene,
and dire poverty by wealth and com
fort. Though the sentimentalist may
mourn the disappearance of much that
was picturesque, of much that was at
tractive, yet these be wonderful
changes for any man to have wit
nessed, still more to have had a big
hand In bringing to pass; and without
disparaging the wisdom and self-devotion
of his European advisers, it
must be admitted that Ferak owes a
large share of its prosperity to the
personal efforts of Its present Sultan.
Living Is Cheaper Abroad.
What charm, one asks onself In won
der, makes people remain for long
yearg wandering firesldcless from
Cairo to Cornhlil? It cannot be the
climate, for our own Is quite as good.
Historical associations, we are assured,
compensate many of those people for
the absence of kith and kin. Experi
ence, however, has taught me that the
majority of them are as splendidly In
different to history and art too, for
the matter of that unless It Is applied
to the decoration of the human form
as they are to the Rosetta Stone.
The families that one findg residing
In Italy, for Instance, long since aban
doned guch foolishness as slghseeing,
writes Eliot Gregory In the Century.
That useless fatigue is left to the new
comers; the habitues I have met no
more dream of visiting the Vatican gal
leries or of reading in the library of
Lorenzo the Magnificent than they do
of settling down seriously to study
One hears, especially In the less ex
pensive little cities, some twaddle
about culture; but you may take thy
word for It In nine cases out of ten
the real attraction of the place lies
in the fact that a victoria can be had
for $S0 a month and a good cook for
oue-tenth that sum.
Seemed to Have' Got Out.
A Chicago man on Ue summer vaca
tion went to a Wisconsin lake resort
and one day became engaged in conver
sation with the proprietor. He com
mented on the attractiveness of the
surrounding, and finally asked the
hotelketper how many acreg there
were In the property.
"About forty," replied the proprie
tor. "I ee there 1 another resort a short
distance north of you. Who own
The Wldder Simmons."
"Yon and she Join, do you not?"
"The landlord's aunburned face tnrn-
ed a shade or two redder. j
"We're expecting to next October."!
ne gam, uui i uiuu i mint anyooay a
found H out yet"
Any man who take thlngg a they
come lacks push.
GEO. P. GftOWELL,
Successor to K. L. Smith,
Oldest Established House in lii alley.
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots and Shoes,
Flour and Feed, etc.
Thig old-established house will con
tinue to pay cash lor all its goods; it
pave no rent; it employs a clerk, but
doeg not have to divide with a partner.
All dividends are made with customer
in the way of reasonable prices.
Have opened an office in Hood River.
Cull and get prices anil leave orders,
which will be promptly filled.
Regulator and Dalles City
Between The Dalles and Portland
Daily Except Sunday.
Leave Dalles 7 A. M.
Arrive Portland 4 P. M.
Ixave Portland 7 A. M.
Arrive DalU g 5 P. M.
I-ave Hood River (down) at 8 :30 A. M.
Arrive Hood ttiver (up) at 3:30 P. M.
W. C ALLAWAY,
White Collar Line
Portland -Astoria Route
Str. "BAILEY GATZERT."
Dally round trips except Bundav.
.. .7:00 P. M
ThrmiKh Portland connection with Steamer
Nahcotta from llwaco and Ixjng Beach pointa.
White Collar Line tickets interchangeable
with U. K. Si N. Co. and V. T. Co. llckela.
"TAHOMA" and "METLAKO"
Daily trips except Sunday,
team Portland, Mon., Wed., Fri 7:00 A. M
Leave The Dallen, lues., Thurs. 8aL,7:U0 A. M
Leaves Portland, Tues., Thu., Sat 7:00 A. M.
Leaves The Dalles Mon., Wed., Fri 7:o0 A. M.
Landing and otllce: Foot Alder Street. Both
bones Main bol. Portlaud, Oregon,
J. W. CRICIITON The Dalles, Ore.
A. K. Fri.LF.R Hood River. Ore.
WOI.FOR1) & W VERS..,. While Salmon. Wash.
HENRY OLMSTEAD Canon. Wash.
JOHN T. TiiTTKN Stevennoii, Wash.
J. C. WYATT Vancouver, Wash.
A. J. TAYLOR Astoria, Ore.
E. W. CRICHTON,
and Union Pacific
Fait Ijike, Denver,
Kansas Cltr, Ht.
Walla Walla Uwls-
ton .Spokane, Min
neapolis, St. Paul,
kce.Chicaiio&Kast 1: 10 a. m.
:)a p. m.
Salt take, Denver,
Ft. Worth. Omaha,
Kansas City, St.
OCEAN AND RIVER SCHEDULE
t.-OU p.m. AH tailing dates 4:00 p. B.
subject to change
For Pan Francisco
bail avery day
Daily Cehinkla Mr 4 00 p.m.
Fl.Moi.lay slaaaws. Kx. Bundaf
:Ul. m. '
' Saturday To Astoria and Way
Ki ou p. in. Landings.
:4.',a m maawtt tlm. 4 B.m.
lion., Vied. Weier permitting. Kx Huadar
aud FrL Orriou City, Naif.
brr. Haleia, Inde
lis aud May Laud-
? O0a m. Wlllaatett M Taaa. I n
Tut-e.. 1 hur. h(H Rirars. Woo W id.
aud Bat Water permitting. and" FrL
Orrcun city, "
un.A Hay Lau
LJrirJ' ,Mk if"- Lv U-UW,
'" ". ). .
Dt..r except Rlpa.rU to Uvtstoo D.j,T.IH
T- ) Mouday.
A. L. CRAIO,
Central Paawoger Agent, roniaa4,0
aV . HOAR. Jge.t, He RJver.