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The wan who beuevs he will win
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lire 1 ilit -lUlldle,
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And Fate i i) f f Inter w h') bid u to Co,
aii'l hp (L,ic not tlmt lint il' iy;
If our hoi i s Ik- f.i.t or our hoi n-i 1 e
wlow, for ft phe'0 in the risrt" we inii.t
Foriic'.vln ri' up above nit the Judur, nrui
lie know tlx1 speed of each horse
t i i ii t vvc ride.
Anil if wo nrc dnitur our hrt as it room, or
l:i;."v'imj. nnd little beside.
And t ri im 1 lmve noticed while watching the
race nnd hcain'i; its ttirtnoil nnd din:
The man that in likely to win tho lirt
place is the man who behoves ht will
"All ready!" The Mailer i railing in
now, and ve look to the bridle and
Efe we lean to the caddie nnd stondfatlv
vow we will win of the iiri.ej of
Then "do!" is the word, nnd nway we nil
speed, p.ich hoTiinu a tronhy to (rain;
And pome wlio at fust Miow the power to
lend, fall hack, lacking will to attain;
And other there he who join in the fray
undiNiiiaved lv the ones in thi'ir van.
Content in the end if the .Indue fdiall hut
av: "He did what lie could, like a
.An, ptern is imp mruiriiie. nnd mnnv nre
passed, while others do scarcely begin
JjIH too man that is winner, lie mire, at
the last, u the man who believes lie
JCo hone of attainment have they who lack
rriiKt, ior uouijt holds a wavering
Tn the wpivit.'s low voice, ns it whispers
must!" is the nromise of nil we attain.
Are you worn in the strunde? Press on
nnd press on! Thus only a prize shall
And the Judae, who well knew that vonr
smnt grew wan. shall whisper, "Well
(lone, yes, well done."
Oh, mnnv a man, on falterinc steed, has
rmien it strninlit to success,
And feet that prow weary, and stumble
and bleed, may summits of happiness
For my soul did proclaim, as T ran in th
race, with its turmoil and clamor and
alio man that is certain to win the first.
place is the man who believes he will
Alfred J. Waterhouse, in Success
A BIT OF j :
5 By David II. Talmadge.
ill was a preacher once
, I whose health was bad bad
I as the state of his spiritual
being was good, which was
Tery bad. And, although ho labored
strenuously to perform his duty, as
the Scriptures admonished and his
congregation seemed to desire, he lost
heart and became exceedingly like the
proverbial reed. No man of thin blood
and writhing nerves should expect to
preach sound and healthy sermons.
The thought had occurred to him
that he might use a vacation if he had
one; but, as the Board of Trustees dkf
not suggest it, and as he felt that to
mention it himself would be to deprive
himself of his job, he struggled along
as best he could, awaiting the inevit
able end, and smiling strongly through
He prayed for his lost strength, at
times he wept for it. And then poor,
almost exhausted fellow! he tumbled
head over heels in love with the dea
con's daughter, lately returned from
school, and his cup was full to over
flowing. Then he was in more trouble. No
"cian can reveal the Scriptures suc
cessfully unless they hold first place
in his mind. So, as might have been
expected, and the congregation, while
It enjoyed the change, looked upon him
es one in whom the lamp of intellect
was burning low, and shook its heads
and sighed inside. And the choir
took to practicing popular songs and
the President of the Board of Trustees
bought a race horse, and altogether the
tmtlook in that parish was pretty glum
Ihe deacon who, strangely enough,
was wise in a worldly way, saw how
wings were going. He knew his
daughter, lie knew she was soft on
the preacher as the preacher was soft
on her, although perhaps she did not
show so plainly. lie knew that a wed
fling was inevitable. And ho knew that
unless he stirred his stumps to use
his own elegant expression the girl
would be married to a pulpitless
lueacner or poor noaitu without a cent
between them r.nd starvation. So
while the preacher prayed the deacon
stirred his stumps.
lie reasoned, the deacon, flat the
first step was to restore the preacher's
health. In good health the preacher
was perfectly satisfactory to the con
gregauon. "tie Is a corker," said the
leacon. quoting from saint no one in
particular, "when he. is in trim.
Which was true.
rro, j ,
j. ue ueacoii, oeing a practical man
consulted a doctor. And the doctor
also a practical man, wasted no words
"He nust have rest," declared th
Ihe Board of Trustees won't listen
to it." returned the deacon.
"They would if they were convinced
that he was independent of 'em," said
the doctor, "there isn't one preacher
in a hundred, of his excellence, who'
preach for his salary. Tell 'em he's zot
a f on une in his own right, and prov
jf r V T-Ml a (-''in w. v-!"r ff
ttire salvation of course, nut u a
- . . . i
"I believe It will," agreed tlK' dof-
oii, nrtrr a in-n-r period oi icmieia-
tioii. "But we'll have to make tho
preacher bellevi' It, too, he'n ho-so
weed conscientious. Then we'll
draw a ten year contract and get it
hUucd, and then I'll ive hi in live
hundred of his fortune and wild him
away for a few inoiitns.
"It'll work," repeated the doctor.
"If I was in your tix I'd do It with
So the deacon went to a certain city
and was eloFeted for the better part
of three hours with a lawyer, and for
the better part of an hour with an ex
pert in genealogy, as a result of which
Journey the preacher received papers
slating that n distant relative in n
foreign land had died, and that n more
. ... i i
or less vast estate was Doing pareoiou
out to Innocent and unsuspecting vic
tims. And the preacher believed, for
ho was without guile, and the check
for $riM) was before his eyes. And be
bled him away to get his shattered
ness together agin. And the deacon
labored with the Board of Trustees to
the end that the ten-year contract was
signed and sealed.
At the end of the allotted time the
preacher returned and was wedded
to the deacon's daughter. He seemed
another man. His eyes were bright;
his shoulders had lost their stoop; he
was his old time hearty self, and col
lections at the church increased much.
"See," said he, "what prayer will
"See," said the deacon's daughter,
"the wondrous power of woman's
"See," said the deacon, "what com
mon sense Avill do! A heap of good
your prayers nnd love would have
done If it hadn't been for me and
Doe. and that smashed commandment.
Lord, forgive me!"
And it was all so. Beautiful thoughts
dropped from the preacher's lips like
unto sparks of fire. The congregation
came to look upon him as one inspired.
And one day there came from a large
city church a call. "We have heard of
you," said they of the large city
church, "and Ave offer you a salary
and an annual vacation." And the
preacher waxed exceeding glad, and
accepted the good offer.
Then was the deacon saddened. "I
am to lose mjT only daughter," he
sighed, "and by own fault. The ten
year contract holds not under these
conditions. We'll be lonely here with
Maggie gone." But he put his finger
piously to one side of his nose, and,
bore himself bravely. New York
The Fortune of Cecil Rhodes.
It was from the De Beers Consoli
dated Mines that from first to last
that Cecil Rhodes derived the bulk of
his income and his fortune, and what
this meant will be realized when it is
mentioned that for last year, apart
from the dividends received on his
holding of shares, the sum of 310,593
is paid to the three remaining life
governors, of whom Mr. Kiioues was
one, the other two being Julius Wern
hev and Alfred Beit. Thus this income
as a life governor was over 103,000
for 1000-01, and for the current year,
under the new agreement by which
the Diamond Syndicate shilres its
profits with the De Beers Company, it
would probably have been a fitill larger
The same writer calculates, on a
distinctly conservative basis, that
Bhodes's holding in De Beers alone
must be $10,000,000. Looking at other
interests, he says: "It is idle work
guessing at the fortune of a man with
such widely-spread interests as those
of the late Mr. Cecil Khodes, for he
had very extensive landed property
in the Cape Colony and elsewhere, as
well as his shareholdings. But 3,-
000,000 is generally regarded as a
modest estimate of the value of his
This indeed seems to be a very mod
est estimate of the fortune of a man
in these days of multimillionaires, who
is said to have worked so much by the
power of wealth, but it must be re
membered that Ithodes wielded the
influence of the wealth of his asso
ciates. In every concern in which he
was interested, he seemed to be . the
dominant fac'.or, whether his asso
ciates were wealthier than himself or
not. Barney Baruato said Khodes was
a "great mu'i, because he beat me at
my own game." New York Sun.
Tl Value of Simplicity.
I suppose one comes to like plain lit
erature 'as he comes to like plain
clothes, plain manners, simple living.
What grows with us is the taste for
the genuine, the real. The less a
writer's style takes thought of itself,
the better we like it. The less his
dres?, his equipage, his house, concern
themselves about appearances, the
move we are pleased Avith them. Let
the purpose be entirely serious, and
let the seriousness be pushed' till it
suggests the heroic; that is what wo
crave as we grow older and tire of the
Burroughs in the Century.
When a girl gets engaged to be mar
ried she is simply astounded to Cud
that the rest of th-? world go?s on at
tending to it3 business in the same
-'! AVfir. N.-.W Ye.vk Pivsc,
MUltDEIl ON TIIH HANGI1S
3L00DY STRIFE BETWEEN THE CAT
TLE COMPANIES' AND OTHERS.
Co I one 1 John M.l.y, th' ..(Niiif-uVratH
l'Hilry l.rii.l. r, U At tlK Tor llifl iov
ri iiinriit In Cli-nrliiK " ,,r U"1-Irrn-
A ii it it t I SHcrlllcn of I.if.
Colonel John Mosby, the famous
Confederate cavalry leader, Avbo Is
now a special agent of the Covern
incut in charge of I'nlted States lauds,
has become a prominent iind spectacu
lar figure In the bitter light for the
range that Is being waged by conflict
ing Interests In the cattle and cheep
country of the West. Colonel Mosby's
siKclal duty Is to clear the Covern-
nient land of private fences work
that requires courage of high order,
for the annual sacrifice of lives in the
West's irreat range fight Is estimated
at ."IK) victims and death by assassina
tlon is the common lot of those who
dare oppose one faction or another.
Colonel Mosby, whose headquarters
are at Sterllm:, Col., the centre of a
great cattle country,- declares that
some of the cattle kings have fenced
in and appropriated to their own use
tracts of land larger than many (lev
man principalities. In defiance of the
law they have seized upon (lovern-
ment laud, fenced it in, forbidden set
tiers to touch it, and have made them
selves wealthy from this illegal use of
Uncle Sam's property.
Near Sterling one big cattle company
built a fence Avhich Inclosed nearly
".,",000 acres. It did not completely
Inclose the land, but extended from
the Union Pacific to the Burlington
Railroad fences, thus forming a vast
triangle. In this space thousands of
cattle Avere kept, only a few cowboys
being required to look after the im
mense herd. When Colonel Mosby or
dercd the company to take down the
fence the objection was raised that
there bad been no violation of tin
law because only one side of a triangle
had been inclosed. Despite the fact
that the illegal fencing law has been
practically a dead letter for twenty
years, Colonel Mosby is insistent in
enforcing it, and he has stirred up the
cattle OAvners from the Rio (Irande
to the Canadian line. The authorities
at Washington are standing by him
In. his work in view of the steady en
croachment of cattle interests on pub
lie land in the last few years. It is
estimated that in the Alliance, Neb.,
district alone there are 0,14(1,200 acres
of Government land fenced in. This
land is Avorth nearly $10,000,000, and
on it the cattlemen have nearly 400,-
000 head of cattle.
Few persons appreciate the stren
uous fight that is being made for the
possession of the range In the West
ern country. The recent arrest of Tom
Horn, a noted scout and Indian fighter,
served to bring the subject sharply
before the public mind. Horn, who
fought Indians under Crook and Miles,
and who had charge of the pack trains
of the American forces in Cuba, is now
in jail at Cheyenne, charged with the
murder of Willie Nickell,- son of a
settler who had incurred the enmity
of some big Wyoming cattle interests
Incidentally, Horn is alleged to have
made a confession, in the hearing of a
deputy marshal and a stenographer,
in which he is said to have boasted
that he had killed other settlers and
that a certain cattle company paid
him so much a head for every foe who
was removed from the range.
One of these mysteries of the range,
which may never be solved,' is the dis
appearance of 'Joseph Hartzell. of
Park County, Colorado. Hartzell
claimed the homestead rights on cer
tain grazing land, and threats were
made against him. He refused to be
frightened out of the country, and
several months ago he disappeared.
No trace of him has ever been found,
though rewards have been offered.
He was wealthy, and his affairs Ave re
in such jdiape that flight was not to be
thought of in connection Avith his dis
appearance. A few months ago in
nortlnvestern Colorado Matt. Rush, a
ranchman Avho had settled in a fine
grazing country, was killed while he
was eating supper in his cabin. Some
body had crept up to the building and
fired through a crack in the logs.
Rush's partner, James Dart, was shot
dead when he stepped out of the cabin.
In Wyoming the killing of the
Nickell boy was preceded by the mur
der of two ranchmen in the Iron
Mountain district. These men were
shot down in cold blood, one of them
being shot as he entered his cattle
corral. The Nickell bov was shot not
far from his father's cabin. The elder
Nickell had been repeatedly warned
to leave the country on account of
trouble with cattle owners. lib
fences had been cut and he had
threatened to retaliate .by poisoning
all the cattle that strayed on his
ranch. This is thought to have led
to the assassination of his son.
The Avar of the cattle and sheep in
terests of the est has been a matter
of history for several years, and
bloody history at that. The cattle
men complain that a flock of sheep will
ruin a grazing country by trampling
the ground so that the grass will not
grew again. They have fought the
sheep r:en in the courts and have been
beaten, r.nd row the favorite 'method
cf warfare i to get a company of cow
boys an 2 make a rai l on a lone sheen
VfN'vVf re n vnv ''i-1 tf-r lin; -sorsr.il
; nl uiaN
If be :!-
a co ;r pair,
lllto hU thick
right and left,
tempt to ll'lei
bis life will ho the
This vendetta of the range seems to
row more Miter as the area of graz
ing land Is cut down. 1!m' h new home
stead means so much less prollt in the
pockets of tho cattle owner, and in eon-
tequenee n feud Is declared that makci"
a Corsica n vendetta seem tame In com
parison. The cattlemen, of course,
. . . .ii it
are not without justice on mou- mic.
Tbev suffer innumerable depredations.
Cattle "rustlerH" abound, and In sev
eral States there are well organized
bands of cattle thieves that ur.douM-
dly have confederates among the
It Is the war over tho (lovernraei.t
land, however, that Is arousinc the en-
tiro West to protest on account of Its
annual sacrifice of human life. Recent
developments, which have tended to
show that assassination Is becoming a
trade In the cattle country, have stirred
the authorities nnd have shown that
the range tight Is growing too red to
be much longer Haunted before tne
eyes of the people. Colonel Mosby's
determined stand against the fencing
in of public lands Avill do much to
simplify matters, if the example of the
famous Confederate leader is followed
by other United States officials. The
next step Avill be to bring peace be
tween the three conflicting interests
of the range country tho cattle own
ers, the sheep men and the small
ranchers. Chicago Record-Herald.
CECIL RHODES'3 TCMB.
The Kmplre Itulliler Selected a Crave on
the MHtoppo Mountain?..
Although to many the death of Cecil
Rhodes came with something of a
shock, he himself had long been aware
of the precarious condition of his
health, and he had made all the ar
rangements for lus death, having spe
clally selected his tomb. When, dur
ing a recent meeting of the ("bartered
Company shareholders in London, ho
said: "My only Avish is to live as long
as most oi the heroes or oat, he Avas
in a far more serious condition than
was supposed. Although when he first
went to Natal he Avas given three
months to live, he recovered from the
lung trouble, he had suffered many
years from heart disease. The nerv
ous strain of his life compelled him tc
the consumption of enormous quanti
ties of alcohol. For weeks he would
live on his farm at Umtail with the
sole companionship of Dr. Jameson.
After a serious heart attack in 18U7 he
set about the ordering of his tomb.
Away in the heart of Matabeleland, in
an almost unexplored region, is a
range of rugged and hardly accessible
mountains, known as the Matoppos.
There the rebel armies massed in 189(5,
and here he had ridden in unarmed
for his famous conference with the
chiefs. The very highest of these
granite peaks is known as the "View
of the World." Miles away across
rolling veldt and bush can be seen the
little township of Bulawayo, and on
the summit Cecil Rhodes indicated the
spot where his remains should lie.
All the Rhodes family manifested
idiosyncrasies. None of them ever
married. His sister. Miss Rhodes, is
of a very masculine appearance, and
took her greatest pleasure in riding
among the strongholds of the rebellious
natives to distribute glass beads and
other articles of clothing for the native
A man an Englishman at that.
Robert Hichens admits: "If in do
mestic affairs women have their faults,
Ave certainly ha'e ours. There are a
great many trying men. There is the
man avIio will ask why things are not
well cooked by his wife, Avho has not
prepared the dinner. There is the man
avIio is particular about his boots"
(he always is an Englishman). "With
some men boots become a positive ob
session. Easy-going in a general way,
they become fierce and implacable
tyrants over the improper treatment
of their boots. Boots have broken up
the happiness of thousands. The man
who prides himself on never complain
ing is very trying. When things go
wrong and he restrains himself from
bursting into tears only because he
wishes to imply that he is more manly
than other men, such a man has
planted the wrinkles in many a wo
man's face. Some men never are
satisfied with the Avay then' beds are
made. Another trying man is the one
who eats too much and then says his
indigestion is caused by bad cooking,
for which his Avife is responsible."
And there are others. New York
Quizzing a Committee.
A short time ago instructions were
issued to all commanding officers of
regiments calling upon them to report
by a certain date, first, Avhether they
were in favor of the substitution of a
tail-eoat for the present pattern mess
iacket. and. secondly, whether such
tails should te red or blue. Among
the replies received by the committee
was one Avhich ran as folloAVs: "Sir:
In answer to your question, I beg to
report that (1) I approve the adoption
of a -tail-eoat for mess purposes, and
(2) that I consider that one tail shcv.ld
bo red and the other one loUvV Man
chester (Ur.) Guar-Jiau.
'I cr Lir.c A
I Hi-sret til Say.
Mit the I'm., in at IV! '
"1 IC'et to k.iv!"
Won n g.iiiaiit h.tttie - bat
"1 iniel to ay!"
I! riii force tui'iit hi a very
Twenty kild ninl h'l I v-li
M.-mi: -your nsprrt jui'y
"1 rcrrt to s.iv."
Ami They Wern Mrrl-1
' If I only had an ambassador
rourt of love," sighed the 1
"A minister Avould be good enough
for mo," replied the demure maiden.
"Herbert!" Chicago Tribune.
True to ll-r S.
Bride of a Day (aboard tru:n-"Do
Mop talking a little while, d"ar."
The Other Half (tenderly) "Why.
darling, are you tired of me so soon?"
Bride of a Day "No, dearest, but I
am curious to hoar Avltat thos? two
women behind us are sayiig."-Cki
A Me TlU-k.
' -Coo fl'J'irT IV
Weary "I jest wanter live long or
nuff to kill do hobo wot put do sign
'Kind-hearted lady' on dat gate pest!"
New York Journal.
Ragson Tatters "So yer didn't heat
about poor Bonesy. Why, dey had tet
put 'im In a loonetic 'sylum."
Weary Waggles-" W'at fur?"
Weary Tatters "He swiped a box o'
condensed soup from a grocery store
and lugged it ten blocks before be dis
covered it was soap instead o' soup."
"Does he love me for myself alone,
or for my money, or to escape the tax
on bachelors?" the young girl asked
This shows how that judicious leg
islation has a tendency to embarrass
rather than to resolve social problems.
often injecting extraneous elements iuto
a condition already too complex.
All the Same in His Case.
He "I believe the great trouble
with the American people is that they
sleep too much. Most men say they
have to sleep seven or eight, hours
out of every twenty-four, but I find
that I'm just &s bright if I sleep only
four hours as i am if I sleep tyvice
gl1(?")ou't you mean just as dull?"
"I'm worried about that young man,
said Colonel Stilwell, confidentially,
to the hostess who had introduced him
to a rising young astronomer.
"He looked up at the sky and com
menced talking about seeing dragonn
and great bears, and a lot of things,
till I took the liberty of telling him
that -people who can't use things in
moderation ought to let 'em alone."
Highly Recommended For Breezy AVcathe?
Ills I ri itirai .
Visitor (to condemned murderer)
"How old are you?"
m mm i 'l
5. 1 '
Murderer "Nineteen, suv'
Visitor "If is sad indeed to see one
so young condemned to such nu igno
minious death, but I am afraid it is
too late to cio anyiuuis ior you now . in
your loved ones?"
Murderer -"Yes; please tell my fciis
to have it put on my graves'.oue. -Th
good die young.' " Richmond D'3-