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A DOCTOR'S MISSION
"O, my der Mist Nevergail, th Fates
certainly bar befriended ma this time!
To think that I should hsv met thua
your beautiful self, Just you atart on
ramble, la too fortunate for belief!
Which direction hll we go. for I at once
constitute niytelf your devoted - attend
ant." "Mr. Glendenning, you will eicuae me
If I decline your services. I came out
for a quiet walk by myaelf, and therefore
hall not certainly trespass upon your
"ParaVa me, my angel, my time la of
bo consequence at all. 1 mint Insist upon
accompanying you, aa I could never al
low ao lovely a lady to atroll around
without a protector."
"Blr," Bald Ethel, now really toning pa
tience, "there la no danger certainly to
be met la the abort walk I Intend to take
In your uncle's grounda. But aiuce you
aver otherwise, I iball Instantly return."
"You will do no auch tiling," waa the
Inaolent reply, aa Robert aprang to her
aide, seized her hand, and drawing It
firmly under hla arm, held It tight, and
thua drew her back to the walk. "When
I propoae walking with a charming girl, I
uaually do It."
"Sir,' release my hand. I bare no de
i4r to go further. I ahall merely add
that your presence la disagreeable, and
your words of Battery aliuoet insulting."
"Notwithstanding that, my dearest
"I am neither your 'dearest girl,' nor
your 'angel,' and you bar no right to
address me In that atyle. I am your
uncle's secret nr j and amanuensis, and
am here merely to carry out hla wishes,
and work, not to be attended by you In
any way whatever," returned the Indig
nant Ethel, disengaging her hand, and re
turning towards the bouse.
"Mi Nevergall, go, since you are
ao determined, but remember, although
you decline my friendship, nothing you
may do will provoke mv enmity, and be
fore many dnye you will apend hours in
my company, voluntarily.
Ethel made no answer, and the next
moment, re-entered tin hall, leaving the
chagriiifcd youtn to hla bitter reflections.
lo one of Ir. Elfeustein'a visits he had
been presented with a quantity of exceed
ingly choice Bowers by a grateful patient,
and suddenly remembering the dismal life
Ethel Nevergall was leading, be resolv
ed to divide them with her.
Driving, then, first to bis own home
before seeking the hull, he selected the
most beautiful, and forming them Into a
graceful bouquet, drove Into the ramble
with them lu bia hand.
belle waa In the drawing room and
aw him leap- from the gig, with his
floral prise, ao stepped quickly from the
wiudow Hint reached to the Door, in or
dor to attract hla attention, supposing,
In her extreme vanity, that he would
Uiatantly present them to hereelf.
Hut to her deep chagrin, he merely
made a few passing ounervatioiis, and
walked on, currying the coveted Mowers
With him. Kiting her llpa lu keen vex
ation, the muttered as ahe retreated to
the room she had left:
"I will stay here and watch for bis
return. Something aeema to tell me that
those flowers are for that odious Ethel
Nevergall. If they are "
Hhe did not finish her sentence audi
bly, but the ominous look In her eyea told
of bitter feelings that would Seek torn
Ethel whs passing through the upper
ball to her room when Dr. Klfenateln
ran lightly up, and aa he pronounced her
name to detain her, ahe tarried until he
reached her aide.
"Mies Nevergall, I do not kuow wheth
er you are aa fond of flowers aa I am,
but I have brought you a few, hoping
they way cheer you lu your lonely du
ties." "O, thank you, doctor! They will, In
doed, as 1 love them dearly. These are
perfect beauties aud 1 shall prlae them
"That rose, I think, will adoru your
balr to perfection. Allow me tu fasten
It there. May U"
With a pleared blush the young girl
bent her head, and with skillful fingers
Earle placed it Just above her email
white ear where It needed lovingly, add
lug a new charm to her bright young
Just aa he, was finishing a atep ap
proached, and Hollo, who could not re
strain her curiosity another moment, aa
the heard hlni pause on the floor above,
and then make some remark lu a low
' toue, came upon the scene.
Just In time to see hla hand leave the
rose, and to see Ethel turn toward her
own room, and disappear with the bou
quet In her hand and a gratified smile
boverlng around her lips.
Waiting until ahe had seen the doctor
leav the premlees, and Ethel again re
pair to nir lteglnald a side, the malicious
girl proceeded directly to that room,
where she found the flowers carefully be
llowed In a fuuey vase upon the dress
Belslug them without a moment's hesi
tation, ah turned directly to the baro
net's room. KHhel aat by the bed, and at
hla request waa striving to cool hU heat-
sd brow by gvutlj moving a fan. Rah
big her eyea, to her astonishment, ahe
recognised her Bowers, but before ahe
could claim them, Hello's angry voice ar
rested her attention.
"Bir Reginald," she exclaimed, "I think
It my duty to Inform you that Mlsa Nev
ergall seems to have forgotten ber poal
tion aa your assistant nurse, and paid
dependent, aud selsea every opportuurty
that offers to carry on aly flirtation with
gentlemen. I just surprised Dr. E'fen
tela placing that rose In her hair outside
your door, while at the same time he
gave her these flowers. IH you approve
of auch behavior?"
"Approve? No! Of course not!" he
returned, flying into a paaalon at once, as
she well knew he waa sure to do. "Mlsa
Nevergall, what business have you to
conduct In that styls? Did 1 bring you
here to form Intrigues with gentlemen?
"You certaiuly did not," waa the calm
reply, "nor have I done so. Dr. Elfen
tein is ah old friend, and aa auch he
presented me with tire flowers Miss Glen
denning has taken from my room. Being
my own property now, I will thank her
for their restoration." So laying, ahe
reached forth her hand for them.
But Belle drew back, and scornfully
"You rti all never have them again, I
assure you, ss I ahall Instantly see that
every stem, leaf and bud ia destroyed.
If you do not know your place better in
thja house than to put yourself on an
equality with Its visitors, you mustebe
taught Do you not think ao, Bir Regi
nald T abt added, appeal!! to aim.
BY EMILY THORNTON
Author of ' Kov RnssKtt'i Rot,"
"Th Fashionable Mothee," Etc.
"Certainly. Just take the trarti away,
and aee that it Is destroyed. I shall my
self inform Dr. Elfensteln."
"You will not do uiiat, surely, nncle.
He would then be vexed with me," Belle
hastily exclaimed. "I will destroy them,
since you wish It alao, but not until you
promise to aay nothing to him about It."
'Well, have It your own way; but If I
do not, perhaps Mies Nevergall will."
"Hne dare not! alia knows K would
seein unninldenly to mourn over the loss
of a few flowers that were his gift, in his
presence. I am not at all afraid of ber
Ho saying, regardless of Ethel a be
seeching words and looks, the spiteful
girl left the room with her Ill-gotten
treasures, and Ethel saw them no more.
Sir Reginald remained excited, cross
and nervous, for some time after tbta
scene, and poor Ethel found It almost
Impossible to please him in anything ahe
The sight of the flower she still wore
seemed to aggravate him, although he
made no further comments upon Wis sub
ject, but Ethel felt that without a di
rect command ahe waa not required to re
Therefore It remained, and when Dr.
Elfensteln returned In the afternoon for
his usual second visit to the sick man,
he mulled, as hla eyea reeled upon It,
but never waa told the fate of the rest of
his offering, nor heard of the hard words
she had endured oa account of ' his
friendly gift. ' , - ,t !'
After Robert Qlendenulug bad been
so juelly repulsed by Ethel In the
grounds of the hall, be felt exceedingly
111 used, and the more he pondered over
the coldness of this beautiful girl to
wards bimaelf, the more he felt Inclin
ed to punish her want of appreciation
of hla merits as a handsome, wealthy
and populur young man.
Immediately after hla last adventure
with Ktliel, while yet chafed and sore ou
account of It, his sister gave hlra a
graphic account of the presentation of
the flowers by Dr. Elfensteln, and ber
own bold destruction of them, then con
cluded by saying:
"Hhe Is a proud, stuck-up thing, and I
do di'llitht In humiliating her lofty feel
ings. I Intend to do all I can to bring
her from the high pedestal on which she
has perched, and If I can only Incense
Blr lteglnald against her, so that he
will send her away, I shall be delighted.
Boh, I wlxti you would help me."
"I will do nil I can to reduce her
abominable pride, I assure you, though
I do not care to have her sent away. She
ahull, however, repent auuUblng me as
she did yesterday."
"Snubbing you! What do you mean?
Did she really dare to do that?"
Robert then related hla experience
with the subject of their discussion.
"The Idiot I She does not deserve your
further notice! However, If I see a
chance to lower her in Sir Reginald's
esteem I shall do It. If needful, I ahall
also call on you for assistance."
That afternoon the wished for oppoi
Belle happened to be In her uncle'e
room a few momenta, when ahe heard the
following conversation take place, which
gave her a plan upon which to work.
Bir Reginald had received a note from
a neighlMir In reference to some very Im
portant private business, which he found
necessary to attend to Immediately.
Wishing some Intelligent person to see
and converse with Mr. Perkins In regard
to the mutter, he had explained hie vlewe
to Ethel before Belle had entered, and
was Just saying:
"Do you think you could And Perkins
for me, and attend to this Important
work, Mies Nevergsllr
"I do, 1 understand your wishes per
fectly now; so if you can direct me there,
I will go at once."
"You bud better not go around the
road, as the walk would be full a mile
and a half, but go from the rear of the
hall and take a short cut through the
fields. There will only lie a couple of
burs to lower, and the path la direct aud
"Then I will atart at once."
"It will only take you uuttl Ave o'clock
to go and return. Please be ae quick aa
possible in getting back, as I shall need
you by that time, lou understand, I
wish you to hurry. I never like a per
son to loiter when I send them upon an
Seeking Robert at once, Belle Informed
him of the errand Ethel had to transact
for Blr lteglnald, aud hla strict liijunc
lion that she should hasten back to bis
"He told her the whole work could
I accomplished by five o'clock. Now,
Robert, I think It would provoke him
greatly If ahe were detained until aeven.
Can you not Intercept her on her return
and manage to keep her away?"
"Yes, Indeed. It will be splendid fun.
I will do It. If I cannot keep her In
any other wny I will force her Into a
phaeton aud take her off upon a ride."
"Do: then I will Inform his lordship
that ahe wits seen riding with sums
strange young man.
"Ha, bat good; and If she lays It waa
this chap, I will deny It In full."
"And 1 will come In to prove an' alibi
Where will you meet her?"
"Just ie other side of the Perklna
wood. I will have a horse and phaeton
waiting ou this tide. There Is a wood
man's road there that leads to the main
mad; we can take that, and have a Jolly
long ride. But I ahall have a fuss to
get her Into the vehicle, I expevt; how
ever, I shall niauage It some way, never
Laughing gayly over the fun In pros
pect the two separated to put In force the
mischief they had brewed.
Poor Ethel left the house without a
suspicion of what awaited her; glad, In
fact, that ahe could thua enjoy a stroll
after the confinement of that close, hard
She found Mr. Perklna at home, and
soon explained the cause of her visit,
and transacted the business with which
she had been intrusied.
Thla completed, ahe turned her face
homeward. All went well with her antll
ahe approached the woods. At their en
trance the found, on consulting her
watch that It waa quarter past four.
"I shall reach the ball just about five,
he thought, "and so please Sir Reginald.
I would not have liked being late, after
what he laid."
Suddenly she wae startled by I sound
at her side, then, to her surprise and cha
grin, Robert Glendenning stepped direct
ly in Her patti.
"My dear Misa Nevergall, this la a de
lightful meeting In a delightful flee.
Where may your curiosity have take.
"My curiosity, Mr. Glendenning, tqpk
me nowhere. I have merely been to 1
transact a matter of business for Sir
Reginald and am now on my way home. I
Being in a hurry, I would be glad to pass
"Not io fait, not io fast, my pretty
girl; surely you will linger awhile In this
romantic place, now that you bara tome
one to .enjoy the beauties of the wood :
"No, Mr. Glendenning," was the digni
fied reply; "I cannot linger a moment.
Bir Reginald desired my Immediate rr
turn, and I cannot keep him watting."
"Nevertheless, my iweet creature, he
will wait; for you cannot return just
now, as I Intend for once to fully enjoy
So saying, the bold young man at
tempted to take ber hand, to draw It un
der his arm.
Snatching it Instantly away, Ethel fix
ed upon him a stern look and ordered him
to stand aside.
Not heeding her In the least, he Impu
dently slipped his arm around her waist,
'Perhaps yon would like thla way of
walking better. It makes no difference
Shaking off hit arm, Ethel pushed him
aside indignantly, then with rapid steps
pressed onward. Not a word more was
spoken by either, although, to her dis
may, Ethel found that he kept pertever-
Ingly by her tide.
As they emerged from the woods, Rob
ert grasped her arm firmly with one
hand, while with the other he produced
from hli pocket a pistol, which be in
stantly pointed at her.
Now, Miss Nevergall," he said, you
stand still and hear what I have to aay.
or take the consequences. I do not In
tend to harm you, If you keep perfectly
quiet; but I do intend to show you that
I am master of the situation at thlt time.
You need not look round for assistance,
for I asaure you, no aoul come thia way
at tills hour."
"Robert Glendenning," at last issued
from the girl's pale llpa, "put up that
pistol instantly and allow me to pursue
my way unmolested. Sir Reginald re
quires my ! presence Immediately."
"Mo do I; and, what Is more, I Intend
to have it, so he must wait. Do you see
that horse and phaeton, behind those
trees? They are there expressly to take
you riding. I ask you therefore, politely,
will you favor me with your company Y'
"Yea, air, you mean. If you do not
mean It, K makes do difference, as ride
with me you will. Go forward now, at
once, to that conveyance, and let me
asatst you In; I assure you I will bring
you back to the Hall In good season. Go
ou! I am determined you shall obey
These words he enforced by planting
the cold mouth of the weapon against ber
forehead. Now this pistol, though It
looked formidable, was not loaded, and
he knew It, but for the aakt of carrying
hie point, bt intended fully to frighten
her Into complying with his strange wish.
But Ethel was a brave girl, and though
pale, ahe never even shuddered. Fixing
her eyea fearlessly ou his, she laid in a
firm, stern volcei
"if you think it manly, or wise, to
shoot, shoot awayt But I will not stir
one step towards that phaeton."
(To be continued.)
JOHN WESLEY'8 INFLUENCE.
linnets Personal Power Used with
Insular Wlstles and Llb.rallty.
Even upon the manner of the Eng
lish people no man of hla century had
so much Influence. It waa peculiarly
fortunate that the leader of a great
popular movement united with Intense
religious earnestness the taste of th
scholar and th Instincts of the gentle
man. He never felt It necessary to
vulgarlza hla teaching or to make any
concession! to coarseness. In bis spot
leaa linen, bia cassock, hla black bos
and silver slioe-buckles, h waa a
modal of scrupulous precision In per
onal attire; and, bll oft-quoted aay
lng, "Cleuallnea li next to gollnett,"
well express the almost faatldloua
habit of the man. Ills dignified, yet
gentle courtesy, bia refined elf-poaea
alon, made hla very presence an exam
pie and an Inspiration.
And It ihould be aald that Wesley
used hit Immense personal Influence
with lingular wisdom and liberality.
Ho had lu hla hands control of the
whole system of Methodist discipline;
but he did not attempt to bind the
members Of bia sooletli by narrow or
rigid nili, still lesa to Intpoie upon
them arbitrarily bia own Judgments.
He wai anxious only that Methodluta
should be good Christiana. On doubt
ful matters he did not prescribe or pro
hibit, but left the decision In luch
cans where It belong with the Indi
vidual conscience. In an admirable
amnion on amusements, after admit
ting that much niay be laid for the
drama he waa a lover of dramatic lit
erattire bimaelf, and used to advlie hit
prenchera to read playa that they
might cultivate a natural mode of
peech he decide that, for himself,
he could not go to the theater or play
at cards with a clear conscience; but
he adds: "Poxalbljr other can; I am
not obliged to pnsa any sentence on
thein that ' are otherwise minded. I
leave them to their own Master; to
111m let them stand or fall." Century.
A Genoa paper tell this delightful
story at Amerlca'a expense: When
the Duke of Yeragua, th descendant
of Christopher Columbus, visited Chi
cago he Inquired at the telegraph office
the charge for a telegram to the city
of Coluinbua of ten words.
'Fifteen cents," answered th off!
ctal. "not Including th signature,
which It wired free."
Whereupon th Duk wired: "May
or. Columbus: Shall visit jour city
next Mondiiy or Tuesday." And he
signed It: ' Cristobal Colon de Toledo
y I.aarcntegut de la Cerda Ramlrei
de Baquedanoj Gantt Almtrante y
Adclantado Mayor de lai JikIIhs, Mar
que de Jamaica, Duqu d Veragua
y de la Vega, Grande de Espana, Sen
ator del Heine, Caballero de la Insfgue
orden del ToJaon l'Oro, Gran Crui de
la Conception de YlllavlcoKa, Genttl
Hombre de Camara del Rey de Es-
Timely Warning to Noah.
"Noah," ezc'a'meJ the grand old a&
or'a wife, "what ar you slapping at?"
"Confound that mosquito," be an
swered. "I'll miash It yet, you tee If
."Henry W. Noah, what do you mean?
Have you forgotten that w have only
two moaqultoe In the. ark?" New
An old bachelor aaja that a marriage
dowry la a lump of augar Intended to
nullify th bitterness of th do.
We seek no more a daily prize.
Nor triumph In our dreama,
So changed the luster of the skies.
Bo faint and few the gleams.
Yet cornea anew, when others play,
That nnforgotten thrill.
And are we dull aud old to-day,
Or only children still?.
We loved the battle once, but now
We are not overbold.
There's wisdom on the weary brow
And In our? hearts the cold.
Yet' In th light of eager eyes
We lose the wintry chill,
And then we ire not; overwlie.
But simple children still.
Th visions of our glorious youth
Have faded long ago;
We hope no more to find the truth.
And ahould we care to know?
Not ours to scale the viewless height.
But there's a purple hill,
And still we gladden at the sight
And climb as children still.
How much of all the good we planned
Is perfect or begun?
Who watched tht lifting of God't band,
And waits for his "well done"?
But when th children whom we love
Th good we missed fulfill,
Thank God onr hearts prevail to prove
The heart of children still.
I.oudon Saturday Review.
I Her Inconsistency.
;J ROM the open window came
H music by the orchestra In the
ballroom on the further aide of
th house, softened by distance. Moon
light, broken up by Intervening treet
Into bara and splotches of golden ra
diance, lay all about them aa they
walked up and down the veranda.
"Th right kind of a woman alwayt
appreciate! a proposal' of marriage
from any man at a great compliment
Coming from you It la th much more
to be valued, but I cannot marry you,"
said th woman.
"I have to thank you for having lis
tened to ma so patiently. Might I tres
pass a llttl more upon your good na
ture and ask permission to discuss tb
matter further wltti you?"
'No amount of discussion can profit
either of ns, ao far aa I can see. But,
a I hav said, In asking me to marry
you a great compliment was paid me,
and, In return for that compliment, I
suppose I owe you permutslon to In
dulge your love for discussion or argu
"Thanks for the permission," said
the man, atlll In his stolid manner. "1
cannot recognize my proposal as, In
any sense, a compliment, but I am
willing that you ahould, If you wish,
take the manner' in which I made It
ai a compliment. Recognising the
splendid development of your own
logical faculties, I have made my offer
of marriage In perfectly business like
form. I have beard you often declare
that a contract of marriage Is like
any other contract, and ihould be en
tered into only when both partiei are
fully aware of what they are doing."
"Do you think women are ever en
tlrely consistent?" Interrupted the wo
Th man looked a trifle surprised
"At leaat I give you credit for hav
lng a splendidly consistent mind. You
do not mean that I have erred In my
manner of proposing, that you would
hav preferred more of an air of ro
ma nee, and all that sort of tiling?"
"Now the situation Is something like
this," continued the man In very much
the same ton of voice that he
would have used In arguing an Im
portnnt case before the Supreme
Court. "You are twenty-nine or la
It thirty? years old, have a reputa
tlon as a beauty, and all that You
can, I kuow, marry any one of two
or til re men who can offer you at
least as much at I, but modesty was
ntver a prevailing characteristic of
mine, and I have not feared to meas
ure myself with these other men.
"Ou the other hand, I can give you
pretty much anything you desire that
costs money. I stand well In my pro
fesilon, and have prospects of soon
being near the top of It Altogether,
I am satisfied that any one would call
It a very suitable match all around."
"Does the prosecution here close Its
esse?" Inquired the woman, laughing a
"I hardly care to regard the matter
as one of prosecution and defence,"
said the man imperturbably, "but If
you wlah to use the terms I am forced
to admit their applicability. Will the
defence rest Its case on the testimony
submitted by the prosecution, or will
It elect to submit an argument?"
"The defence will submit an argu
ment" replied the woman. "I admit
that the match would be, aa you aay,
pronounced auitable to every on. As
for th two or thre other men whom
vou aver that I can marry at any time,
I cannot aniwer. I have noticed that
the number of my proposals has been
falling off of late, and attributed the
fact to advancing age you wer tight
when you said I was thirty. I may
close th discussion by saying that 1
hav made up my mind to become an
"Far be It from me to say anything
against those estimable member of
society the old maids," said the man.
"but I do not think you will ever be
on of them. A wise man once said
that the cowl of a monk hide either
a disappointed lover or a great rascal
and while I do not Indorse his opln
ion unqualifiedly, I am firm In th be
lief that every old maid la a woman
who was disappointed In love or who
waa too cold-bloodedly selfish ever to
marry. Surely you do not come In
either class ?"
"No," said the woman, reflectively.
"I can't aay that I do, and yet "
"Perhaps," aatd th man, and now
hla voice was very gentle, as though he
feared be might ber touch some old
wound unwittingly, "there Is In your
life some romance which I have uot
guessed. Believe me, I would not
wound you for worlds, and I trust you
will pardon my clumsy apeech."
"Oh, I am not a blighted being, nev
er fear," thla with a laugh that did
not ring altogether of merriment
"Then'your refusal to marry me is
uot based upon the ground thut you
prefer some other man?"
PATROLLING THE TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY.
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hit r-A ;V
One of ttie great necessities incumbent upon Russia In the present East
ern war Is that of keeping open her ruilroad communications with the west
ern portions of her great empire. Over the single track Siberian railroad
must be forwarded all her re-enforcements and supplies, so that any serious
Interruption of traffic, whether by bandits or Japanese spies, might prove
disastrous. The railroad U carefully patrolled in the entire Mancburlan
region by Cossacks and so thorough Is the system of aupervlslon that no
serious Injury has been Inflicted on It notwithstanding that the country Is
swarming with bandits, said to be organized and In cases led by Japanese
officers. Russian staff officers frequently Inspect the line and see that the
Cossacks ar performing their duties. These officers are mounted on tri
cycles, with which they readily cover great distances. Our Illustration Is
from the Illustrated London Nws. '
"No, I am not in love with some
"Then why not marry me?"
"I have given you the best of all
a woman's reasons, 'because.' "
"But your refusal of me is final, I
may take It?"
Yen"-the "ves" with an almost
Inaudible sigh, a sigh ao nearly Inaud
ible that It did not reach the man.
He had thrown away his cigar and
stood for a moment gazing out toward
the trees. " Then he began to speak,
and his voice wtis harsh with feeling
that had been restrained.
"I think I quite forgot to mention
one thing In my proposal. I did not say
that I love you very dearly; that, not
wishing to be a beggar of love, I have
waited nil these years to be In a posi
tion to offer you the things which I
mentioned as rendering me eligible for
your hand. You, who are so cool and
calm, what can you know of love and
passion? Now, I know that I have
worked all these years In vain no,
not altogether In vain fur I am go
ing to kiss you once, here and now,
if it means the loss of all the little
that Is left me of your regard."
He gathered ber In his strong arms
and kissed her, not once, but many
times, on her forehead, on her eyes and
on her Hps, and then released her, with
the full consciousness that be had
done an unpardonable thing which he
did not regret.
But the woman held out her arms
to hi m aud said:
'Oh, Jack, dear, why didn't you tell
me that you loved me at first." San
EIGHTY MILLION POPULATION.
More People Than Any Other Nation
Except China and Kusela.
It is only by association and com
parison that we enn grasp the dimen
sions represented by the 80,0(10.000
population which the census bureau at
Washington estimated were lu the
United States In 1003. This Is more
people tha J are In any other nation
In the world except China with Its
400,OtX),000 and Russia with Its 130,
000,000. Computed on the capacity of
Its units this 80,000,000 stands for mi
Immeasurably grenter productive value
than does China's or Russia's total,
according to Leslie's Weekly.
When Alexander, of Macedon, In the
middle of Asia, was weeping because
there were no more earths for him to
conquer he had fewer subjects than
the United States of 11H)4 has sover
eigns. Under Caesar's eagles, when
Rome ruled the world, were less people
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than are under the stars and stripes lu
the days of Theodore Roosevelt.
With seven per cent of the world's
land area and five per cent of Its popu
lation the United States has twenty
five per cent of the world's wealth.
The value of the United States' prop
erty, real and personul, In 1900 was
!M,000,000,000, as compared with $50,
000,000,000 for Great Britain and Ire
land, $-48,000,000,000 for France, $45,-
(KKi,(KK),000 for Germany, $3'2,O(iO,O00,
000 for Russia, $22,000,000,000 for Austria-Hungary,
$15,000,000,000 for Italy
and $12,(HK),000,(HK) for Spain. More
over, the United States' lead of all
the other nations in wealth is increas
ing faster than Is her preponderance
over them all, except Russia aud China,
Franklin told the British parliament
just before tile revolution that the
population of the thirteen American
colonies was doubling every twenty-
rive years. The gain Is slightly less
than that now, though it is greater
than that of any other nation. Through
natural Increase, Immigration and an
nexations the population of the Unit
ed States multiplied fifteen times be
tween 1800 and 1000, while It multi
plied 105 times In those hundred years
Without allowing for Increase In ter
ritory, but keeping the diminishing
rntlo of growth in mind, our 75,000,000
population of 1000 will, there Is good
reason to believe, be 150,000,000 In
1930, 300,000,000 lu 1970 and 500,000,-
000 by the year 2,000, while the ag
gregnte of its wealth In the last-named
year will be up In the dizzy heights
of mat hematics.
Nothing In the Arabian tales Is so
marvelous as Is the expansion In pop
ulation, wealth and power of the Uni
One Genln and Another.
"A genius Is a genius whether he's
Vlch or poor. There's really no differ
"Pardon me, there Is a slight differ
ence. A rich genius can afford to let
his hair grow long; a poor genius can't
afford to get it cut" Philadelphia
All Wasted. je
"I begin to realize that there's no
satisfaction In saying 'I told you so."
"No: because you can never get anv
body to admit they remember that you
did. " rmiaaeipma ruouc imager.
A girl tries to Judge the quality of
a man's love by the stone In the en
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GEO. P. CROVELL,
tgucceuor to I. L. Smith,
01 test bisbllshed House la the valley.
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots and Shoes,
Flour and Feed, etc.
TlI nM.eataVliahed house will con
tinue to pay cash lor all its goods; It
paya no rent; it employs a clerk, but
does not have to divide with a partner.
All dividends are made with customer!
in the way of reasonable price.
Have opened an office in Hood River.
Call and get prices and leav order,
which will be promptly filled.
A YI.IGHT KIDS
1ZZY ( RA08
A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
Bee Nature In all her glorious beauty,
and then the seme of mail's handiwork.
The first l found along the line of th
Denver it KIo Urande Railroad, the lat
ter at the Bt. Louis Fair. Your trip will
be one of pleasure make the most of
it. For information and Illustrated lit
W. C HcBRIDE, Gen. Atf.. Portland. Ortflio
gON TON BARBER SHOP
L. C. HAYNES, PBor.
ThA nlftpn In mt an arhv ahmvn. all Hn-to.rlate
nair cur, ana w enjoy me luxury oi s poroeuua
Jfl E. WELCH,
THE VETERINARY SURGEON.
Has returned to Hood River and la prepared
to do any work In the veterinary line. He can
be found by calling at or phoning to Clarke's
TJIIE NEW FEED STORE,
On the Mount Hood road, south of town,
keeps constantly on hand the best quality of
Groceries, Hay, Grain and Feed at lowest
D. F. LAMAR, Proprietor.
J7UREKA MEAT MARKET,
McOUIRE BROS., Flops.
Dealers in Fresh and Cured Meats, Lard,
Poultry, Fruits and Vegetables.
amd union Pacific
VLlSo & Mo
Chicago salt Lake, Denver, 4 :10 s. aw
Portland Ft. Worth.Omaha,
Special Kansas City, Bt.
l:ioa. m. Louls,Chlcagoand
At'antla It. Paul Fast Hall. UiMa.as.
It Fl AUantls Sxjtisss. till a, as.
Fast Hall V
PORTLAND TO CHICAGO
No Change of Cart.
Lowest Rates. Qulokeat Time.
OCEAN AND RIVER SCHEDULE
J BOM PORTLAND.
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iMy.ss. All sailing dates liM p. at,
subject to change
For Baa Franelioe
tailtverr I daa
Dallr Cthmkla Rler SOOs.m.
Ii. Sunday ItMswrs. Ix. loader
laturdar T Astoria and War
M M p. m. Landings.
i4t.m. NlllaaieHo Rlr. ISO p.m.
Hon., Wed. lues, The,
ad FiL Balem, Indenen- iA,
sad wax landings,
t :00 am. Tssikin ftter. t:sp. m,
fees.. Thar. Hob- w
tad 1st, Oregon City, Darton sai Fit,
ad waj landings.
Lv. Rtparte leaks tlt LvLswurtea
4:06 a. m. 1:00 a. aa.
A. L. CRAIQ,
Central Passenger Agent, Partita, 0
1. 1. KLNNA1KD, Agent, Hood Rival.