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CHAPTER XXVI. (Contlnwd.)
Thi eras tbe van whom shs bad Men
t her father's house, who had lodged
with thtm at tht button factory, and of
Whom aba had caught glimpse even at
. Sedga lllll. Tota and John Jennings
wart In tbt main thoroughfara of Hoi
bona, both interested la tbt shops, whan
ka touched Tota on tha arm.
"Don't you know ma?' ba aaked In
husky role. ..
Tota gave a llttlt ecream, and clung
. mora closely to John Jennings.
"Oht don't let bim taka ma away!"
aha cried at once.
"I don't want to taka you away, Bee
alt I only want to aak yon how you
are, after all these months," laid Tbotnaa
Eattbell, offering a Tory dirty band to
the child to shake.
"Come, you let her alone, will you?"
aald John Jennlnga aharply. John did
not admire tha looka of tha man who bad
forced himself upon tha notice of Iteu
ben'a adopted child; John held Tota In
trust, and waa watchful of hie charge.
Tha man before him waa a forlorn sped'
men of humanity, ragged and dirty. John
did not know Thomae Eaatbell at Drat
aipht, but ba waa judge of dlsreputs
fclllty ha had aeen ao much of It In
Hope afreet he bad become ao dlsroput
able himself.
"I bare aa much right to the child aa
ron Bare," aaid Tom In aurly tone,
"or aa your maater baa, for tha matter
of that Tha child's ahtola, and - yon
know It."
"I don't know It"
"And Ita father wilt coma to claim It
precloua quick, tootea if bt don't and
you can tell Mr. Culwlck, too, direckly
rod get home. Bay Tom Esstbell told
him ao or Vlzzobinl. You ought to
know Vlxzoblnl of tha Saxe-Qotha."
"Too are Thomna Eaatball, then"'
"Yea, and I don't cart who knowa It.
Yon can give tne In charge If you likt
aay for colulng laat year I ahall do It
myself in an hour or two, If you don't
I hut a tha workua, and H'a awful cold
uralila tha prison. Where's Sally V
fYmip alatfkr An mm amaariT"
''Yea, of eourte I do," anawered Tins;
"aha ain't at-8etee Hill."
"Never mind where aha la."
"Oh, I don't mind. She won't help
me I'm her only brother, and etarring
In tht streets. But yon can take my
compliments to her, Mr. Jtmnlnga, and
I'm to ba heard of at the 'Magpie.' "
Iteubcu waa bard at Trumpet work
when John Jennlnga and Tota arrived
borne with tht ntwa of their nutetinar
with Thomaa Eaatbell. He waa working
agalnat time somewhat, but he net hla
pen aside to liaten to John Jeanlnit'
recital and Tota' acared Interpellations,
baying particular attention to Mr. lCaut
bell'a Information that tht child would
be fetched away presently by her father.
"And bt aaid that Barah might hear
f him at tht 'Magplef "
"Yea," anawered John Jennlnga.
"John," ht aald suddenly, "yon must
.take a letter to Surah at once.''
"Very well, Mr. Beuben."
"Don't aay anything of your meeting
With her brother."
"Truat mt for that," aild Jobs know
ingly. "She la not strong enough for any frtab
trouble," aaid Iteuhen, aa he drew a aheet
of note paper toward him and wrote very
reluctantly an scue for not belnu able
to let her aa ht bad promised. He alleg
ed no reaaon ht would explain 'whim ht
saw her, ht aaid and ht re-read tbt
It tier aomewhat critics!! after ha hud
nnwnea tne writing or it It waa a
brief epiatle; ht ahould set her to-morrow,
he hoped, and that would bt time
tnough for explanation of hia breach of
promiae. Sarah trusted him Implicitly,
and would know that only bnalnesa of
Importance could keep him from her. Sht
did not expect a loug letter from him,
and a heap of rtaaona, at that buay hour
of tht day. Let tht letter go.
In the evening, somewhat late, Reuben
Culwlck, not too fashionably attired, waa
t tht "Magpie." It waa eight o'clock
tr later, when Thomas Eaatbell's pock
marked coutnenance peered round one of
tha swing doors. The "Magpls" waa
Tom's forlorn hope, ne had sent
message to bit slater, and she might at
tend to it. Who knows Ht caught
sight of Reuben Culwlck, and his Drat
Impulse was to back Into the street Then
bt wavered; and whllt ht was hesitating
Reuben came from tha public house and
confronted him.
"You need not run away, Tom East
bell," said Reuben.
"I haven't dona yon any harm," ht
returned; "I haven't done, nobody any
harm nerer. All that you bivt heard
bout me baa been a pack of Ilea. I've
, been as honest aa I could be, and this
Is what comes of It. I'm hard up I'm
starving, Mr. Culwlck, I baveu't totted
food to-day."
"Where art your frlendtr
"They turned ma out of their hontt.
They said I waa a blundering fool. One
ef them kicked me, laat time I tsw him."
"The Captain r
Tom Eaatbell laughed aardonlcally.
"No, he can't kirk. He broke both
bla legs in tht country, jumping from a
window of tha button factory to get out
of tht way of tha police. Hi can only
wear ana cute mt now. '
"la thia Kdward reterson tht father
er rue little girl yon met this morning?"
ne aaya be la. lit give me money
to take rare of her altogether. But It
wasn't enough, so I lost her,'.' said Tom
coolly "or rather," ha added, Interpret
ing Reuben'a look of disgust correctly,
"my old woman lout her. It waa her
fault. She never had a mite of feeling
in her for anybody aave bertelf."
"And I found the child when tht waa
lost."- -
"And then Feteraon tnmed up, and
stormed and raved at me, till I told him
where the child was, and he stolt it from
you back again. He waa fond of that
child when ha waa In a good temper,
which watn't often thongh."
"Hia wife la she deed?"
"Long ago, he tells me."
"Where is Edward IVteraoa nowT
"In Worcester Mitcheton's place,
near tbt river and you can put tht
bobbies on to him, if they're not taking
care of him already. Ht baa treated me
bad enough."
"Who ia with hlrat"
"An old aweeCheart, who will marry
him when hla lege get better."
"Ia it Mary Holland T"
"That a her name. Tht woman who
was at Sedge Hill. You know her well
"And aha la with Edward Fetereon at
Worcester r
Reuben Culwlck waited for no further
news: ht had learned more than ht had
anticipated; bt thought ht aaw all very
clearly to tht end now, and where hia
duty lay. Ht darted from tht friendly
theltar of tht "Magpie," and hurried into
Hoi born, and from Holborn through tun
dry back turnings Into Drury Lane,
Whert Bt net Joan Jennings, whs passed
great deal of hli time walking no and
down tha atreet la which Beuben Culwlck
"John," aald ba, aelzlng him by tha
arm, "yon mint go to your aieter'a house.
Find Sarah EaatbelL Tall her I hara
discovered that Mlaa Holland la in Wor
cester, that I have left London In aearrh
of bar, and to and all euapenee at once
her suspense aa well aa name. I hope to
be back on Monday."
"la that lir
"Yea. Now ba off at once."
Reuben hurried to hla lodgings, beg
ged bla landlady, to ba careful of Tota
till bla return, looked In at Tota aleepiug
calmly In her little crib, stooped over
her and kiaaed her. without awakening
her, and than hurried away to tha rail
way atatlon, In tha hope of catching a
night mail that ahould carry bim nn a
portion of hla journey toward Worces
Reuben 'Culwlck was In tht loyal city
tarly tht next dry. Tht cathedral bells
wert ringing when ht waa aearchlng In
Mitcheton's plact for Edwsrd Peterson.
The msn who had leaped from tht top
window of tht button factory and broken
both his legs waa not difficult to find
tht inhabitants of Mitcheton's place
knew all about him. who ht waa and
where ba waa, and tha country nollce bad
been watching for bla convaleacenct for
weeka past In order to conduct bim to
soft quarters. Edward Peterson waa
too III to ba removed at preaant Indwd,
of lata days tht police hsd not been vliti
isnt, a turn lor tht worst having taken
plact In tht alck man's condition, and It
being toiersbly certain that ht was drift
Ing from tht laws sf his country In un
dua batte.
Reuben understood tht .position before
he bod reached the house a policeman
on duty in tht street gave him the full
est particulars It waa tbt back room
of tlie drat floor to which he had been
directed, and where he knocked toftly
for admlttanca. Some one crossed the
room lightly, opened the door, and looked
hard at bim, with the color flickering
laiuuy on ner cneens. It was Mary Hol
land, pale and thin, who faced bim on
tne landing , place.
"You have found me at laat, thenT
ahe Inquired.
They did not ahake hands the shadow
of the psst mistrust was still between
them, and there waa no getting from It
in the P. ret moments of their meetliiir.
"You know that we have been searc
Ing for you advertising for yonf said
"Yes; but I did not care to answer
ret," she replied.
"You are attending upon Edward Pa.
"My husband yes."
"Your husband!" repeated Iteub.
He Is wholly friendless now he
terribly alone and at the laat I have
found the courage to do my dutv." he
"Then the little girl Tota "
"Ia mine. It was bis promise thst I
should have the child back it wat tht
revelation that abt lived that kent me
allent when my tuaplclona might havt
given a cltw to tht truths which per
plrxed you. To hsvt betrayed him at
that bitter Dour waa to kill mr llttll rlrl.
Ht swore It and I knew how desperate
man ne waa, yeara ago," ahe added.
sadly. "When he flrst came to Sedge
Hill I wrote, wsrnlng you of dhnaer
out not Knowing wnat tne danger was
which threatened Barah Eaatbell."
"I see," murmured Reuben Culwlck.
"I wss a woman In the toils, and knew
not what to do," she continued. "When
Sarah had disappeared, be said she
should return in safety to Sedgt Hill if
I would keep my peact and I waa forc
ed to truat him. Ah, alrl do not blame
mt too harahly It waa my child's life,
my child s happiness agslnst Ssrh Knit
bell's, and I acted like a mother, In the
ont hopt of clasping her to my heart
I could not havt brought your coutln
hack had I owned that man for mv but.
band I waa lu tha dark with you and
my lime ttcttii uvea."
"And yoa lovt this msn?"
Sht anawered: "Ht killed my love
yeara ago. I do my duty In calm ap
athy, that la all. Yeara ago ht was my
hero, Ht wse honett then, and I waa
very young," ahe aald. "We were mar
rled aecretly. When be grew tired of
me, when he went wrong, he abandoned
me without remorae, and took my child
with him, In a aplrit of revenge that
nearly broke my heart My marriage and
that child'a birth were not known to the
world I found at Worcester although
your mother alwaya doubted me. I tried
hard to live apart .from the paet, when
I believed my llttlt girl wat dead, but
It all came back last autumn. This."
she added, almoat bitterly, "ia ttrange
time tor explanation."
"I have not corns for explanation I
have no right to demand It," aaid Rtu
ben; "but let me ask If my fsther knew
of your marriage to Edward Peterson T
"I dared not tell him. I waa very poor
l waa aione in toe world, without a
friend, and he had confidence In me, and
liked me tor my dead father's aake.
Would he hare wished you to marry me
had he dreamed or tnlsT" abe added,
with an impressive geature toward tht
door of tht sick room.
"Why did ht with this marriact "
aald. tteuoen.
"Ht told mt on tbt day be died lhat
he had ruined my father deceived him
in some wsy of business and got rich
by hia disgrace," ahe aald. "Heaven
knowe if thia were true, or the winder
inga of a demented mind. It la beyntid
our gurating at and belonga not to our
pretent lives."
"Mary Holland. It 'waa true." aald
Reuben, solemnly; "l brine a uroof of
It In his atonement reparation."
"He baa left yoif all hla mogey."
There waa wild scream an awful
yell from the room which Mary Hol
laud, or, rather, Mary reteraon. had
quitted, and Mary ran back Into the
chamber, followed by Reuben In his
hstte to be of asaistance to the affright
ed woman. ,
It waa only cry of deliuht Caotaln
Peterson had heard all the news.
Is It all truer he gasped forth, turn
ing to Reuben at if to a friend on whom,
iu thia crisis of his life, he miaht relv.
"All the money Is left to Hol
land," anawered Reuben.
"How la It how is It thst that thia
can her' ha inquired, catching at Reu
ben'a hand and claaping It With his trem
bling angers; "yon see how excited I
am, but I can bear good newt. Oood
newt will tavt mt yet please heaven."
"There has been discovered another
will, signed by my father the day before
hla death. In It my father bequeathe
the whole of hla property to hla faithful
friend and housekeeper, Msry Holland.",.
"Thafe my wife," at Id Peterson,1
qalcklyi "don't forget she's my wife.
XV t were legally married yeara ape, epon
my eoui, l swear it it a eaauy proved
isn't It eaally proved. Maryt Tell bim
i iutft. thM
'appealed to; "I am not Mary Holland."
Oh, that makes nS difference," cried
Peterson; "you were Mary Holland, you
have alwaya been known by that name
to old Culwlck, and It's your money
i kribw law enough for that All yours
agd all your husband's why, lt'a aa
clear aa daylight This bl-ings tne
bsck to life! Where Is the will?'
"I have brought It with me."
"Give it to me," sold Peterson; "It
isn't ssfe In other hands. I I will keep
it till I'm stronger."
"Let bim bsve it," said the wife, care
lessly; "it will calm him, and rvat la
"I would prefer your tsklng It Mrs.
Peterson," said Reuben, producing tbe
will; "better still to leave it with t trust
worthy solicitor to act upon. There will
be ne opposition to It in any wsy fsoni
Sarah Eaatbell." '
' "It will be safe enough In my bus-
band's Keeping," laid Mary, with itrnngt
listleaanesa. - .
Reuben gave ber the. will, and ahe
eroased with It to her husband's side and
placed It In bis hands, which with great
difficulty began to unfold the paper on
which Simon Culwlck s last testament
waa written.
I I glad when Pm better."
Edward Peterson whispered at lsst; "you
can put It under my plllow-rnow."
' And tbe child? aaked Reuben, curi
ously. A geature, quick and deprecatory, from
Mary Holland came too late to arreat tbe
question, or to check the excitement of
the prostrste vagabond.- who half raised
himself In bed id bis vehemence.
"I'll never see the child egsin I'd
rather die than tee her. She shall never
be more than tbe beggar's brat alia ia!"
he ahouted.
"What haa ahe doner
"She turned against her own father
when there wta a chance of Making
money, It waa ahe, that cursed child, who
betrsyed me."
The color vanished from bla face again,
and once more tbe leaden hue auffused
It, and the eyes closed, aa by the pres
sure of the hand of duath Itself upon
them, Mary wae at his side, when life
seemed coming alowly back again, the
said to Reuben 1
"Leave me now. Yon aee what he la
what be has ever been. I would pre
fer to be alone-to the end."
Reuben passed from the room and
left the dying man to hla atrange wife's
care. He had done hia duty, he had sur
rendered his father's will Into tht hanjs
of those It waa to benefit, and It' had
been coldly, almoat nnthankfully receiv
ed. Let him get back to Sarah Eaatbell
and to the brighter life wherein she
(To be continued.)
Kno'rmoae Product of the Famone Bante
Harbara Grapevine.
The largest grapevine In tbe world
was one growing at Santa Barbara,
Cal. There Is no record of Ita age at
tbe time It withered and died a few
years ago, but from events connected
with the family upon whose ground It
grew It was believed to be 75 or 100
yean old. Tbe measurement of Its
trunk Is given as three feet ten Inches
In circumference and the arbor was
about seventy-five feet square. . Its
death was believed to be premature, the
result of changing tbe course of a small
stream that bad flowed near Its roots.
But another vine nearby, a cutting
from the original, had attained to near
ly this size, so that Santa Barbara could
still boast of having "the biggest grape
vine In tbe world. In 1809 this viue
succumbed to 'a disease of tbe roots,
perhaps Invited by age, and Its body
now rests In the Santa Barbara Cham'
ber of Commerce. Its regular trunk at
tained a girth of four feet four Inches
at eighteen Inches above the ground or
five feet, seven Inches at forty-two
inches, and Its maximum yield waa
four tons In a season. It wag believed
to be seventy-five years old.
In the Carplnterla valley, a few miles
further from tbe city, a third vine haa
surpassed both of the others In size. It
was planted In 1842 by Joaquin Lugo
De Ayala and has, therefore, Just com
pleted Its three-s"ore years. The flrst
election In Santa Barbara county under
American rule was held benenth rts
ample shade. This latest candidate for
the world record Is double from the
surface of the ground up; the two parts
are knit together In a Davld-and-Jona
than like embrace to a height of about
Ave feet seven Inches, where they se-p
arate Into huge branches, tbe largest
having a circumference of three feet.
Six Inches above the ground the vine
measures eight feet five and one-half
Inches In circumference and It covers
an area of 115 feet square (the whole
back yard), sixty posts supporting the
framework. The owner says that, were
provision made, It would spread over a
great surface, but It Is pruned every
year. Fabulous tales are told of tbe
grapes this vine produces. That It did
actually yield ten tons In a recent sea
son seems to be authentic.
An effort waa made to secure a part
of the original Monteclto vine taken
to Ohio after tbe centennial for the
Sonta Barbara exhibition at the world's
fair, but terms could not be made with
the owner. At the time of tbe suc
ceeding midwinter fair at San Francis-
co an offer of $1,000 for the Carplnterla
vine was refused else Its lease of life
would have been cut short
Had a Fuel Supply.
Tbe 7-year-old grandson of William
Dudley Foulke, tbe Civil Service Com
missioner, went with bis grandmother
the Senate to hear Senator Till
man's speech. Tbry had fine seats In
the front of the member's gallery, atnd
the little chap made a brave show In
his velvet suit and long curly hair. He
listened Intently, but didn't make out
much of It until Senator Tillman re
frfl-ed, with much emphasis, to "an
thracite coal." Then he piped up Joy
ously, so be was heard all over the
chamber: o
"We've got some; we've got some."
NeP York World.
Kxtremelv Improbable,
"Another thing about these apples,"
the dealer said, opening the barrelfor
his Inspection, "Is that If yoa put them
In a cool place they will keep all win
ter." .
I am quite positive they won't"
said the customer, wbo happened) to be
tbe father of a half grown boy, "but
11 Uke tram,"
Even one desire, tn Jin wf knt '
" O'" """ " 1
so one would be old. 8wlft
The men who have gone before at
Have sung the songs we sing;
The words of our clamoroua chorus.
They were beard of the ancient King.
The chords of the lrre that thrill na.
They were struck in the years gone by,
And the arrows of death that kill us
Are found where our fatfaera lie.
The vanity sung of the Preacher
Is vanity atill go-day;
The rooau of the stricken creature
Hat rung In tht woods alway.
But tfit aongt art worth resinginf
With the change of no single note.
And the spoken words are ringing
As they rang in the years remote.
There la no new road to follow, Lore!
Nor need there ever be.
For the pld, with Its hill and hollow,
Is enough for yoo and mt.
. ..........
i SfflSMir Willi
CnaHE tall, beautifully formed girl
II settled ber broad shoulders more
" comfortably against the sun
warmed rock behind her and glanced
rather contemptuously at the mall,
wvii-auii man uesiue uer.
"I'm sure I sever could endure a
man wbo was not physically brave
and strong1," she said, with the Irrita
bility of a woman wbo Is conscious of
an inconsistency in herself. She waa
provoked to find herself liking this I t
tie man with hla charming converse
tional powers.
"And bow about mental and moral
courage?" he questioned.
Secondary consideration to me,"
she answered, curtly.
"How you must admire Mr. Dent,
cur young football enthusiast," he
I do," she said, rising and going
out to the farthest Jut of the rock on
which they sat
"How slippery this seaweed is," she
called over her shoulder, and then
with a little acream she slipped into
the deep water around the rock. "Ob!
Mr. Kendon," she cried, "please help
me, It's so deep here."
The young man remained where be
was. "I happen to know, Miss Drew,
that you can swim like a fish, and I
am too dry to care to Uke another
She let herself sink once, and then
the big form of Mr. Dent, In Immacu
late white suit, rounded a corner of
tbe rock. He saw her rise and he
dashed Into the water and bore ber to
tbe rock. She turned with her bead
erect and walked with Mm toward tha
Dick Kendon noticed a freezing tern
perature around Miss Drew the rest of
tbe dny, but next afternoon, regardless
of Mr. Dent's hints at the danger of
ber running ber own automobile, she
commanded Mr. Kendon to take the
place at her side.
They drove through the parkway,
and, coming to a fountain, Edith Drew
requested ber companion to get her a
drink. Ue was rinsing the cup when
four rowdies of tbe Sunday afternoon
type came up to the water.
"Gee, fellers, see the little dude!"
cried the largest one. Mr. Ken3on con
tinned to rinse tbe cup without a
glance at tbein.
"Oh! see the strawberry blonde in
the automobile! Say, Willie boy,
where did your flame buy her hair
bleach T I want to try some myself,
and I like tbe color of ber paint, too."
Dick Kendon's eyes blazed. "You
dirty, lying dogs," he cried. "If I bad
a gun I'd shoot you all as If you were
lot of mongrel curs." The big bully
stepped toward him with doubled flat
and Dick threw tbe contents of the
dipper full In bis face,
"Consider that I,bave struck you In
the face," he cried, flaming with anger.
"I would not really soil my bands on
you." And Derore tne roway couiu nit
him, be dashed for a near-ny elm tree,
and was ud and out on tbe furthest
point of a small Umb with the agility
" I
"Oo." he called to Edith, "go home
quickly; I'm safe here, tht Umb won t
bear two.
With a quick turn of the automobile
Edith rode straight for the men who
were hunting vainly for stones on the
smooth gravel road, and knocked one
fellow to one side. Tbe others started
to run and she chased them f u 1 speed
with the machine almost on them until
they disappeared, leaping over the
flower beds and bushes. Then she re
turned to the young man dangling
from the elm.
"No, Indeed,"; he answered. "I'm
aware that my position Is elevated, but
It la ridiculous, and a woman tlo. s not
forgive that In a man. I shall wait
until you go." ,
"I shall not go," she replied.
"You must," he said. "I shall take
tbe next train for the city and the epi
sode of our acquaintance will ba ended.
"But," and here his voice shook, "by
heaven, you shall know that I loved
you, and If I didn't know you despised
me, I would show you that a little
man's love can be as great as a big
Dick," be heard from below, "I
think physical courage Is a secondary
consideration, and Pm sure discretion
Is tbe better part of valor. If you'll
come down now I'll try to give you a
little of a big girl's lore!" Indianap
olis Sun. .
Five Minutes FlithtlnaT Requires aa Ex
penditure of $70,000 oa Una Ship.
"From Tuesday to Sunday," Victor
ITngo wrote in his diary on Jan. 3,
1871, "the Prussians burled 25.000 pro
jectiles at us. It required 20 railway
trucks .to transport them. Each shot
cost 00 francs; total, 1.500,006 franca.
Tbe damage to the forts is estimated
at 1,400 francs. About ten men bare
been killed. Each of our dead cost be
rnsslans 150,000 francs."
This extract says London Tit-Bits,
gives one an excellent idea of the cost
nd ineffectiveness of big-gun work 03
land Sggeneratlon ago. when It took an
average of 2,500 projectiles, costing
iraoca, 10 kiii ji single man 1
and to Inflict 1pm than tfl wnrtH a
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aamage on tne enemy s rortificatlons.
But Ume has changed since then,
Tbe battleship Missouri, on which
nine officer and men, baa been In commission only since last autumn, ber
official trip taking place Oct 21. She la a sister ship of the Ohio and the
new Maine. Her displacement is 12,300 tons. She Is heavily armored, and
her armament Is in proportion, being four 12-Inch guns, sixteen 6-inch guns
and a number of smaller weapons. The Missouri also has two submerged
torpedo tubes. Her complement is B51 officers and men. She Is commanded
by Captain William S. Cowles, a brother-in-law of President Roosevelt Re
cently the Missouri, owing to her defective steering gear, narrowlv eseaned
sinking the Illinois. '
and munitions with them, and the
great guns of to-day, on the sea at any
rate, give a vastly different account of
themselves. During the recent war
between America and Spain it will be
recalled that the Brooklyn poured such
a deadly deluge of projectiles Into the
Spanish warship Vlscaya that wlihln
five minutes tbe latter lay at the bot
tom of the sea a rent and battered
Jumble of scrap iron.
In all tbe Brooklyn fired 018 shells
at tbe Vascaya and the bill of destruc
tion read thus;
To 141 8-lnch shells, at 30 each,
7,050; to 65 6-lnch shells, at 21 each,
1,3G5; to 12 6-pounder shells, at 1
each, 12; to 400 1-pound shells, at 12
shillings 0 pence each, 2j0.
Thus the five minutes firing cost the
United States 8,077, and during each
minute of the duel the Brooklyn hurled
123 pro utiles at her enemy at a cost
of 1,735. If we add to this the cost
of the Vlscaya's answering fire we see
that the fight between the two ships
could scarcely have cost less than
3,000 a minute, or at the rate of 180,-
OOO an hour. We must remember, too,
that on neither ship would it be possi
ble to use all the available guns at
once; so that there is still a large mar
gin for Increased expenditure when a
man-of-war is In a position to use her
fighting powers to the utmost
But let us take one of our own first-
class battleships, the London, and esl
mate tbe cost of five minutes' fighting,
assuming that she could use all of her
forty-six guns throughout.
The London's four 12-lnch guns,
which, by the way, cost no less than
220,000, Are armor-plerclng shells
weighing 850 pounds each at the rate
of two a minute, each pro ectlie, with
Its cordite charge of 107 H pounds,
costing 80. Thus In five minutes'
lighting these four destruction-dealing
One of the most remarkable) men
Aritonlo Yamagata, commander In chief of the Japanese army, under whose
direction the land forces of the Mikado are preparing for a deadly grapple
with Russia. Statesman, diplonAt, soldier, organlxer, reformer, he has been
variously alled the Japanese Moltke. the Bismarck of Jnnun th.
Grant of Japan and the Napoleon of Japan. In local conflicts In the Mikado'a
empire and In the Chlno-JnKinesa ir nf i.u ha in r..s. - ...
military jjnen envy, and now at theVooned age of 71 he again takes no
the baton to win. if possible; more enduring renown in a triumph over the
legions or The Csar.
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""i"" mRHi ursi won distinction in tne war or 1SGS, called "the
war of the restoration." which rrsnltml In th anrthma nf (Kb t. .-
the placing of the present Mikado. Muteuhito, on the throne.
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a turret gun exploded, killing twenty-
monsters would hurl at the enemy
forty projectiles weighing more than
eighteen tons and costing 3 2:0.
Each six-Inch gun, of which she has
twelve, costing 3,750 each, throws
shells of 100 pounds weight, costing
f 14 apiece, and In five minutes of rapid
and continuous firing these guns would
pour Into the enemy's ships a burrl-1
cane of projectiles weighing twenty
two tons, at a cost of 6,(588. So far we
have only accounted for sixteen out of
the forty-six guns.
The London twelve-pounders number
sixteen and cost 555 each; from the
mouths of these guns no fewer than
000 shells could be poured in five min
utes, representing nine tons of metal
and a cost of 2.880.
Each of the half-dozen three-pound
ers has a firing capacity of thirty
gneiis a minute, so that In a five min
utes' fight they alone would send 900
worth of metal into the enemy's side
while the eight maxims would send out
a storm of death-dealing bullets welsh
ing more than six hundredweight and
costing 140.
Thus, In five minutes' fighting, using
all her forty-six guns, the London
would vomit forth over fifty tons of
pro ectlles and the cost of this barking
wouia worn out to more than 14,000.
Thin Enough lor tbe Purnoee.
Friend Your picture of the wood
nymph Is Indeed beautiful. But what
did tbe model wear to create that
gauze effect?
Artist Oh, she wss wrapped In
boarding house blanket Philadelphi
Dispelling the Illusion.
Mrs. Goodheart Oh, Henry! when
gave that tramp a piece of pie he was
so grateful that there were actually
tears in nis voice.
Her Husband Nonsense! That was
only his mouth watering. Judge.
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of the axe la Field Marah.t xfAni.
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iPCfl D PDni'CI I
rflneeetMW te C. L. Smith.
Oldest KtublUhed Hotue in the valley.
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots and Shoes,
Hardware, .
Flour and Feed, etc.
Th. is old-established house will con
tinue to pay cash for all its goods; it
pays no rent; it employs s clerk, but
does not have to divide with a partner.
All jjiviHends are made with customers
in the way of reasonable prices.
Posts, Etc.
Davenport Bros.
Lumber Co.
Have opened an office in Hood River.
Call and get prices and leave orders,
winch will be promptly filled.
flee Nature In all hit glorious beauty,
and then the acme of man's handiwork.
The Hret ia found along , he line of the
Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, the lat
ter at ihe St. Louis Fair. our trip will
be one of pleagure make the most of
It. For information and Illustrated lit
erature write
W. C HcBRBE, Gen. Atf., Portland, Oreron
L. C. HAYNE8, Poor.
The place to get an easy ihave, an up-to-date
hair cut, and to enjoy the luxury of a eoreelala
bath tub.
flj E. WELCH,
Raa returned to Hood River and it prepared
to do any work In the veterinary line. He can
be found by calling at or phoning to Clark.'a
drug itore.
On the Mount Hood road, south of town,
keept eonitantlyon hand the beat quality of
Groceries-, Hay, Grain and Feed at luwest
D. P. LAMAR, Proprietor.
Dealers in Fresh and Cured Heata, Lard,
Poultry, Fruits and Vegetable.
Snoir Line
and union Pacific
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