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The St. Louis Republic. [volume] (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, September 17, 1905, PART I, Image 12

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Now lOc.
Couldn't be made better
there's none "just as good,"
there isn't a better food.
Simply delicious. The grocer offering a
food "just as good" as Malta-Vita has
little respect for your judgment or
laired Xavjil Oflircr K -tails tin
I'rites of "15
nnrrni.ir fpktial.
Washington. Se;.t IS "Ilou'i Iioldo
who complain of dear e-oal," vild a re
tired nav.il c'llcer the otlwr dv. "ought
to think of what l'm-Ie Sum hj to pay
for coal for Ills bhiu during the "ivil
War. and consider therr.-lits f ruinate.
"The Civil U'.tr led to ili- -stabi;Miin:
r.f a lot of IlttI private coaling stations
all over th -.vor'.i Iv ti.i ftv p. sons x-. hi.
hoped that Unele F-ir's s!ii;- -nnht eoni"
that way about t,e time th.it -icv need
ed coal real bad.
"The old Vandcrbllt In W h -I an -perlenre
of that sort She v..is lo.oT.n ;
for the Alabama like a gix,d many mor.
of the Federal iliil-. aiicl she -.ime ?
8t. Helena Just about th.- t.me that :!u
van out of -oal
"The officer.- WTe d-!Ighled to see a r- l
fceaded Scotchman sitting on a uj! pile
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Nnr York. Sept. It Jsnw Jerome HIS
i.r.uj prelient and Ssaacier. suv b
-n inv day in t'ne wee nt tS Xerthern
eetnttji fcv-adijuarttr. No. N!
U -w-t burn S-trmbr I. 1C. nnd fc!"
rv itcrerth WrtSdAv reterlay
ir.ia tie- orru'vo c; qalte a :etlon
frr tr biilne mn of Mtrsseupoli. in
eer3n!5!ca c the a.-frk he tixx acca3-
".Xttn cartr- Stut I wa waltirg la twe
rvptKn-rxin which adjoin tte yj-e-i-nt
crarcber fcr private confertnerv
lfcr five lor.. Iraa, r.nrou Bfilnutr I
a-yed the goicg in i4 icy card, asd
Ue:U wuly-nSJy. aatcjws of conver
t t thnwich hlf-K--d ior. XVbit
ccuM not be rea was at least heard. 'fw
I on the d.-k and tliy at once op-ned up
I negotiations wl:h him. lie di-minded jtm
a ton gold, and a- tl-e nl of .xrhange
; then UsT; this mail" the price $J
, a ton cf I'.-ie'e SaarV nione y.
"Th" officer protested anl refu-ed to
tnl-e the eoal. Tl'.ti put to sea. hop!":!?
to reach another imu le-fire their rtock
gave out. hut :-f:.fr a ran f a fw hours
' the weather teg-in to get nn-ty .-mil tin re
I tt.-is nothing for it hut to put hack at.tf
Imv i.'V) toiw of the Ken clinian's co.i.
; "He raid that ?o Jllfil the United
Plate? anil sii-p.ith-zd with the Xorth
i:i t:r- v. ir hut he liml l"'n inins "St
that -ojl ti!' for :i lo::s tone n'ti'lns; for
j nn .m.i!.a:t ship l come a!o:is. and
. "nr:itl- 'iiln"t huv i.li.tc.o scil nhlfky
,'.-.r.'I thins ."
-:epi tin Trm-: !;::i.-.;.
KKI'fr.l.li- r-IWIA!..
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t! ii! :i. h'-r of '.t- i.::!!".
-f: i!i.- l'-.-'ii. i'; ii.li i:nlr n!
ITC. Ill l'!l .i'l't-
oil the
j v.a eut in t.0 h
a tt.iln.
( Mr HIT vo!c 1. i-t aJ dltisctly t
j asNe. I
. "I wart yoo to kep rx oat cf it- J
I "It "111 t e4y rj:uh to put you in, J
. Mr Hill." a wrfe tbi or. tir.j-rtrt-e.J.
J -ami it iU con 5:blcg. cmrvsrratlvely ' !
I Mr Hlir vole n l!v:ly "Bet 1"! I
.ililllllllHfeBk. 'iK'-'.' ' S
Mt ssUaaW eafirlL yv . ll . I
k " " r - - w-aEssBBBsa " VS
. V- ' tjt-in. he ji the n:3mn: of event- lo
. '
pav you to Scecji ' oct o' It I gttr-4i v-s 1 i "" ! the unal oSl'e furniture tn m.
fc"v got sorae. rsosej- feaven't we" f l3 -d su!:nlUl. on!- hat ! recs
Hmr much du.vou i-ar.t" I -'aT- arnl r.ot tnuch of t-at. and thl M
t My tr.tert grew apaoe Thn Vor j
' Uircned sociewher a-d th conference
Mr llllr Ms
tlrQO-ed ciS- cierVtck I
the Halt River, wtth a view of the brldc. j
and are sdJriraUy Mtt-ated for ctenfart. ,
Roccv jrt.es Into
rtvni la a n'isatxjrir
manner, tn a.'c-Jt
the arrnr of workers
who mn hither sd IMtEr. at tfo exrcxi- I
tive's Ud:inc aad a rtt ckt axrva-ts
Declares Large Number of Court
Martials Held in Department of
the East Is Doe to Abolition of
the Soldiers' Club.
Tht Rrollle Rurrao.
ICyatt Baliaimr. lltb anI r ftrett.
WTathlnKton. Sept. It General Frederick
O- Grant, conunandins the Department
of the Rant. In hli annual report, made
public to-day. bitterlr condemns antl
cantecn lejislatlor. for caurinB the larce
number of courts-martial that have been
he!d In the Department for the pat year.
There were 1.217 trials of enlisted. pen
and five of general prlioner. of which
trials fifty-one were acquittals. General
Grant says:
It Is my belief that fully 73 per cent of
thTc trials were due to the u.e of bad
liquor, dispensed to our soldiers by per
rons who conduct dns of !ce In the
vicinity of military post?. These depraved
creatures and lewd women use every .
ice In their power to Induce the .oIIr
to patronize their troth!, where tho'e
who yield to temptations arc frequently
drucged ami robbed. , .
"It 1 d!stro?-ir.K tint th prosperity of
the keepers of vile rrtort h due to the
activity of koh1 and worthy, though mbs
Ciilded. citlzms. who have Fuccetded In
nl.oI!.hins the canteen In the Army, with
th re-tab!'Fhmiit of the canteen, which
was the ildi-rs dull. O. IrBtzeaw of
thc demoralirinK resorts', near rmsy
lts. nnuM be pr-at!v r'duccl. and many
or tncro wo'.iki s-oon iiiMiiirao
tunnelsTare united
in center of mountain.
CreT7 Murt at Both Hntla nnd nor
Tlirnneh Iwn nnd tne-!!n!f
3IIIea wf Hock.
Vincaavr. lJr!ti-h ro:i:tr.b:a. Sept. 1C. -Ti
cr"al etie'neerltiK iieiDiIfo undtT
Mko'i l.v ily i:rit!!i tVlamUSa EJectrie
Kaiinny" 'orr.r.uiy 4l.lmi:"di to furnish
electric noer it now ajipniacnina comple
tion. Aluntt sixteen m!!-s from this- citv
:li-ie i- it rr.;:ill '.ike eovrtr.r; aliiut 5
rrr-y. This i- ".i!Ier Trout Iike. or I.Tke
natitiful. nnd ! aliut ' fict ab. ve th"
1 !"!:-K itc-i iii.ir!:.
p'-.-.rr i!.i:it !'.:" ben rjaWish'wl
ao of e
st plae the quiet thai ever fcever
atoun! mornntous affairs.
A Urge buffalo ftt-i J rrrunted on the
ea.terc !!. It is troph from Mr.
H!ir. tenl r th- MUitscsol ranr A
pa.tr.tirg of the old "tone arch brii? t
Mlr.nejrwll. hang in a con'picaeu p.xe.
vjlble through the doer ixc
It I. cutoairy to -t'lc a ucceful man
tft vrat h- &"teih,tl- iri- Vev-tete e.f him
pr-r-rity. how be did th'.- thing, now
t cUred from a co-ir.try :y to wht
t 1 :i-iay. but I had heard n ucpob-
-.. caifirr i jir mil . i aii'i or
e.-.n ii .. wt it .. . T .- alATC. at.
.-k. w . - - tine- . . ..j
nj not hov rr rrfureau- and orove
......T. ...'J.J A. .. .... lll.l
that t is after all the :icing-fat spirrt
! Ja kMMkt anrm Is tars f4pM. kar
.jSrSmStttmlJmteet. Bat this
al M mi CMttate MSkteBt water to
Met tke ill n ill to tb dry Mason, and
thertfore It was decided to brlnx down
the water of Lake Coaaltkua. which lies
aboot thfety-Sre feet Wither than tak
Beanttfat. aad ha an area of about ZJ
acres. Dttweeu the two laks there I a
ranee of Mountains rUInc to a height ot
about 4.W feet, aad to brtr- the water
from Lake Coaattaai to Lake Beautiful
required the construction of a tunnel al
saoM the entire dfcitanee. some two and
a half miles, through solid rock.
Work was bexun about two and a half
years asjo at both ends, and lias continued
until a few days since, when the two
gangs of men met tn the middle of the
tunnel aad found that their calculations
had been exact, ao that the borings m?t
each other without the variation of an
Sufficient water has thus been secured to
produce all the electrical pewer that is
likely to be needed in this vicinity for
many years.
The tunnel Is regarded as one of the
lantest and most successful enclneerins
enterprises yet undertaken in this Prov
ince, and .the following are facts concern
ins; It: Cost. $33.(W: total Icnsth SHmiies:
size. 9x9 feet, with rounded corners; area
of normal cross sctlcn. 73 square feet:
number of men employed on construction.
1 to ITS; time required for drilling, two
years two months and three weeks; aver
age rate of progrest per day. between 15
and. 16 feet; average rate of proxrej rn-r
wek. 1S feet: sreatest distance driven on
either side In one week. K feet, at Uike
Peautiful end. in week endlnir Octcher M-
1KM: explosives required, over 5 tons of
dynamite Rclenlte and blasting pclatlne;
fue uil in Masting. SOO.ow feet, or nearly
IV tnile: candle power required to light
the work. 17S.OA
The consulting engineer was Wynn
Mer!lth. an American, who has been em
ployed upon great works at several points
In th? United States.
Ward McAllister's Niece a Good
Samaritan to Hound.
nrpimLtc .pk.iai
New Tcrk. Sept. IS. Forsaken amid the
hurryiuc; crowds in Herald Sqttare. a lit
tle white wolfhound. whoe ler had been
broken by a past-ini; truck, found a Good
frnviritan In Sirs. II. G. Porhes CurtI.
.i niece of the late Ward 5IcAlliter. win
lives In the St. Alhan Hotel, la Kant
Thirty-first tret. At Mrs. Curti.s's -cx-pcnf
the injured at.lmal i now beins
cared for by a vctcran-trlan. To whom
the !or bUor.Rs l not Known. Its costly
silver collar ! not marked.
Mrs. Curtis saw th dog lylnir helpless
In the tnitter and nrriel It into a store,
where j-he telephoned to Doctor Sherwood.
a veterinarian. !!(, l.urrk-.l to th seen
In a d"u ambulance and took the wolf-hotm-l
to his establishment.
In the man that counts, that It was the
Iron In his will that made him the master
builder of the great Northwest, and I
was there to verify that tale.
Lp near Ueulph. Wellington County. On
tario, where Mr. Hll th t es.fler icmfa
a tree that bears a placard. ncro-s Its half
cut body, with the inscription. "The last
tree chopped by James J. 1 1 ill."
liuck of this there Is yet another story.
It was Mr. Hill's enrliot ambition to
study for the medical profession. He
attended Kockwell Academy, a Quaker
FchtHil. where h was carefully lnstructnl
in mathematics and Latin until his fif
teenth year. Then his father died and
he fcur.d employment In the country.
Or.eday a traveler sto;td at tho house
to take dinner and left his hors at the
gate. Mr. Hill saw the animal was tied,
and carried it a bucket of water. When
the stranger came out he mat. so pleased
wtih the boy's thouchtfulness that he
tcwd him a newspaper published !n Min
nesota and called out gravely as he went
"Go out there, young man. That country
needs younKsters of your spirit."
The box- read the paper carefully that
night. It was a call for homeseekers and
settlers and gave Klowituc accounts of
great opportunities. The next morning h
auoke with a resolution. He walk-d to
tho tree where he had left off work the
day before, and. with a blow from his axe.
exclaimed. Tve chopped my last tree."
And then he started for the United
States and decided to settle In St. Paul.
whr he entered a railroad system who-e
growth Is a chapter In the world's history.
Every region owes Its final development
JJw'' .jsir'. A V' .'r';':'iiwi-r
to th hra!n and energy of some on
iraa. and no- any mention of the North
t.t. of which he has been th mister
builder. Is a reference, to Mr. Hill's
from the tlrt h wai lr.trrestd In :ran
rortatlon problem., ar.d :gaged as ship
ping clrk with th J. W. ltcs .t Co
lire of M!sl!ppl Rlvtr Steamboats, and
iKgan the :ud of river tranportatlon.
especially that of fuel.
T.u. early In life he foresaw th won
derful possloiUtlt- of the great North-
?:. drove deer, his stak nnd thre t-
gn his remarkable or er. The dally rou.
tin of shlpplnr clcil: t.v good practice,
nna lie. educated r.imeu on an sunjr; r-
lating ta river transt-ortatlon.
I no ir.tentloi cf remaining any company
I servant. II hs nr frfillt without a i
' r!.in. he aw the movement Of event-
cal. natlcnal rmd werld developments. In
d'tall. and h rought vith th pain, ef
aa architect be-cacre he h.l -n3s:rel his
ptotlem In advance.
In reality, he beean h' carer a a rall-r-td
man when he became agent at :"
Paul of the IMclfi; an.! St. !aul !Jllro.t'l
CempAnv. which conited of some jothe
of track with nn lndfb:dneys of Pi-
othr men called thl tep "Iins folly."
but It wa. one that laid th "rr.r t
rf the Northwest rap!r. and he d'd It
without the gift of a dollar or an acre o.
land. H rfud to b batn by any ot
tac!er. ard had the ability to convlnc
other mn of the value of hi project and
to Interest capital for th working of J.J
He perua!eI me-n n well that the In
significant railway cctnpany on th edge
of the wi"dn-.3 soon developed Into a
transcoatineatal lie and injured the
HIS OLD-NEW HOUSE, old in years and expert
ence, new in ideas and business methods, is show
in"; a large and tarefally selected stock of NCW
FUWITIiRE in all the modern woods, styles and
o o
. (which, of course, is what you want) is
We have it
S. W. Cor. Fourth and Saint Charles Streets.
Effect of Most Storms Not Felt
Kclow Fifty Feet.
onlnT to man" catey the ocean !s never
still. 1 ho wind ir cue of the clilef disturbers-,
for It slws r!.e to waves. The etfoct
of r.o .r.!iinry storm N net felt below a
depth of hfty feet and beneath 7 ftet tho
alir can only b-j disturbed by tides and
Wb-n you rend of "nixes runnlnsr moun
tain !il"l" you may !e .ure the writer ruts
r.cr yecn a tncunlaln. but has a tine
great Industrial and commercial growth of
the Northwest territory.
"Hill's folly" proved a venture so paying
that In ten st on louils and dividends on
stock art: as unfailing as the reasons.
From the humolest vocations tn the de
tails of transportation ho has carried his
enthusiasms and original ideas and made
for himself Its highest living authority.
Hii theory ha always been that as a
business enterpris'j a railroad can pay
only as it fotera and encourages the pat
ronase by which It live, nnd he has never
preti n!-d that h wax urged by a spirit
of phllanthrupv in his study of tho mate
rial Intertill of the settler.
He has advocated the education of the
farmer and producer along their special
lines: that larger crops. Iietter cattle and
more pro-lure should be raised, and in do
ing this the road would have more ton
nage. In view of this he has organized
an industrial department In his railway
systtm that sends out special trains at
various times of the year, equipped with
the best talent, to explain to the farmers
along the route how ln-st to select their
sed. plant their crops and breed their cat
tle. As a result he has scientifically Increased
the jleld per acre very largely: has raised
the grade of the cattle, which Insures
property and a better class of citizens.
He raw the evil of devotion to a single
crop and the superior condition for stock
raising in this new country, where the
native varieties were of low grade, and he
scattered among the counties along his
roads tlood.-d cattle and hogs. Imported
by !:lmt If. In order to Improve the native
itrnins of otrck.
The aggregate valuation of the farms
'-z :-i-.lj. ..
Trvr1'-'r :As-e
---eSV I'Zl'SZi.'f
- -
pierced by the 'Treat Northern !!n- his
lncrTed to a billion and a half dollars.
Their grain pre.dutt has rl'cn to :'. -.Co
bi4he:. nnd their stie-k Is worth nearly a
half billion more. The magnitude of Mr.
Hill's efforts, under hl immediate direc
tion, aptf.ar. from the fact that for a ;
nod vi fifte.ii years, on th avenge, a
mil cf railroad wan bulli and equl;ei
encli working day.
Mr Hid preached the gost-1 of low
grads. heavy pour r. inr capacity cars
rd big traliload"" nt a reriod whn these
things ar.ptar-d v'slonary mot rall
roail rn He ri:s ben a t!oner In the
bdcplicn of st.ir'iard fcr nllwar location,
tunitru' :'r ard operation which hav
r vclutiomi'tl th IrMiis'rr of rail tram"-
jmrtatka am! renjut ! th cost to a level
mucn K-wir irri nrjjen ony loreicn coaa-
trv Ha tcn abl to rcsch. !ii ch.'f am
Ii.:kn I as ! n to haul won hM roads a
Mcgex trarfiC a: liir rats. and vet with
t.rxrit to his c msojr. thin .?? of Its c ra-tv-t'te.-.
could on tr.!r. and a- a ru t
the ave-are frelcht rate per ton per mil
to tl.e prtdtclig snlrter has been relucfl
fr-irn S cent. r-r rniie to S rnll.
A Mr Hill d tane competition en
lar.d rrc-duct o h claim his shlc win
mhter i- en ri br th Ir neiuerlng low
freight rites American bidder were abl
to f'-'-rl-S J'jaa with ti ral'- from
inttslurg to Ynltrhama for ti txr ton. and
now tve fatir "- 4 1 mlll-rs of - Nerth
wet sr 1 c.r.z to th Orient fcr their
b-t cuMomers Instead of to lliroo- ind
th r.ew Uercind has vrr.t u- th price, of
th'lr rr-i.n.
Tre c-ra-orcl&! invasion of th Onnt
snd the riak. ng of new raa.-ket ar sonw
e.f Mr Hid' victorie. on th battlefield
ef th- Pacific, and th work has only
(ut lieiruT.
rvtii-V..wr.v-01'e-it ivrnvf-i
This. then. I was told, was some of the
.... . ..... H -'. .. ... .-.----
1 . ll i .ij,.. ' vM
, flow of words. The usual height of a wave
in common storms seldom Is more than
twelve feet, and in violent Kales on tlie
I open sea nexer exceed fifty feet from
iiuun n crest, anil a lengin of OK feet.
Ill the South Pacitir' tr.iv. n feet in
heiRht have been nieasureti. in the South
Atlantic feet: In the IJny of lHscay SS
feet: In the Xorth Sea and the Mediter
ranean 13 feet.
Of course, nearer lar.d. when driven furi
ously against an obstacle, such as a light
house, waves often dash against the top.
of the lighthouse such as the llell Itock
H feet and 1,'nst. In the Shetlands W
feet. Hut in the deep sea. even in a
howling tempest, they never run higher
life work of the great railroad man. Mr. J.
J. HIIL Then there was other infor
mation. When he came to the United
States he brought with him the lusty body.
!he fresh color, the frugal Instincts and
Hood principles of his Scotch-Irish an
cestry. He has something to add to these,
however a certain blind confluence hi bis
right and ability to go anywhere. He bad
been schooled to economize. He knew by
Intuition how to acquire.
Mr. Hill Is a largo man. with a massive
head and brew, and the eyes beneath are
steady, cool and brown.
There Is not an Irresolute line, from
the. ton of his unequivocal gray head to
the sole of his stout boots. lie Is quiet
and grave by temperament and reserved
from principle. He Is an Intensely hu
man man. fond of comforts. Impatient of
conventionalities, has a simple, sturdy
dignity of manner and a rug-d self-ap-preclation
that Is sometimes called West
ern. He talks deliberately and fluently and
he thinks like lightning. He Is keenly
alert, and yet has tho prescience of a
dreamer, for he -plans the future and
molds with an unerring estimate.
He Is a man of medium height, but
broad ami powerful of build and straight
tn his bearing. He Is full-faced and ruddy
ami has a big. strong nose, commen to
men of force and action. His neck shows
the fighter, his eyes Indicate a centle na
ture, and the mouth. large, full." sensitive
and human. Is by far the roost striking
feature of a face which' Is grave and sad
In repose.
"Will you tell me. Mr. Hill.- T began,
"of the Xorthuest and tu opportunities?"
I had touchel upon a subject nearest his
heart and I knew It.
The XorthwestT' he repeated. "I think
I know something aliout it. I've made It
my tntlnes for fifty years." His eyes
twinkled and he continued amiably:
"I have given the best years of my l!f
to the development of that region, ar.d
what time remains of it will be devoted to
Ih'j Xorth west's Intertsts."
Herald It with a pride that was good to
see. ar.d then a reminiscent light shot un
der the shaggy brows.
"When I first crose( th ltd River. In
Xorth lukota. then- wer only two
Iioure- In tho valley, and the neprest let-
ler Kept a frontier since station at
rommc do T.rr. th old wooden stockade. I ns f0uuws. North Takotx l'..n acre:
My tlrt trip down the valley wa m.iiio I jjntana. 2-V": Idaho. !.W.n: Wash-l-ehif"!
three dog nnd on" of thm bh n-ion 15.n.
a yd!. dog" He .--nillfil amusedlv an I i ..... ' ',,, innm ,, ,,- -,,.
went on: "At that time I was not sure
tli.it the nuntry would he settled In my
I'fetime. but two ;.e.irs later when I en
erd the valley I saw a wagon track, and
where It had cut th il th earth wa
pulverlz!. ami the gra that grew in the
rut.- wa a foot higher than th pralne
gra. and I knur that Hod In his wrtdom
had ma'' it for a goI purpoe."
"What ar.d whre I th bet field to
dav for nn ambitious jouni; man 7 I
"There you ar. he exclaimed. "Thn
tt field? Why. nl! th wealth In th
world come from four sourees: either th
farm, the forest, the mine or the a Hut
as to tl.e b"3t field of op;uMun!ty. that dc
lends u;n the man. and the iood men
nre in greater demand than they ever
were. Th simple truth I" that th man
r.ho attends to hi work will ?uccd any
wh'r. Succs r'vr comes to th man who 1
watching th cite;!: for fear he might
work a minute overtime. Th man who
I rucceed. Is the man who I not sulffd
merely 10 nu ine mi. k un rui jor met.
but docs mor. Hut hov to proIuce wealth;
that answer may b found In the thor
ough organization which I going on In
ev rr branch of modern business life.
ISetter mthol of conducting husrin
ar coming Into rartI adoption, and the
man who works with a system. !m mm--non
Sense and the right nritr!a! In him.
thlt man ran tnk hi way to th top.
no matter bow humM his start or how
poor hts clrctimtances.
Ther I r.ot a branch of mo m buI
r.s life which doe not ne.l sel'ntinc
knowlerle. and the mor sclenre of the
must widely different kind Introduced the
better Sooner or later It all comes Hio
pl.ty. No man I nilneel by knowing too
mtirh a long a. h make, practical uso
of hi ei!'JCtlon. HI determination, or
lick cf it. to opjIy what he know In hi
work may mean to him th difference be
tween ultimate succes and failure
"The; men si have th rap.-tty nnd
ar content to ork as not In winder ol
"To a crMln extent I ji in iavcr cf a
col"eg e'-j--itij3 ftr a yri.ng nun jut
to the 'cg;h th.it It br.-iJe-i Mi l.frher
cn-tpllc! of life. lnTi:-e- lni rnjnhol
and does cot rnak him a prig.
"Bjt many atuder.t. leave their cima
matr with a disgvafor a bulne.s inner
and a leellng lorderlnr on contempt lor
the practical worker. Such a uum-.t
Is unwholesome for social rondltlna. din
rercu tn lndutrial snd political .iUTu
llon and should e- wlpei out. What w
aught to teach In college and churrh and
horn la tn neaitny coc.nne mat nnnoviy
, .. .. . 1.1
i "n ini sren i 'jv.' " "- o"ut
" work: nob;lr has a right to cxru on th
I energies cf another.
"The day h com whn we neel th
I troad systrtn of pjfc!lc education aWng
airicultun.1 lines. The succeefil farmer
asust be trained is the procuses or na-
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than SO feet, which would be i
ture. tn the elements of fertmtr la (ha
soil. In the methods of cultivation, to th.
diversification of Its crops. In th best
rules of harvesting and marketing them.
In farm mechanics and such engtaeering
methods as are necessary to enable the
fanner to cope with the engtaeerms; prob
lems or his own farm. Aad I sruf say
right now that, while It has aot been
proven that the higher educatloa saakee
the most successful man. I Urmly believe
that the more Intelligent th maa la the
more Intelligently he can do bis work
whether at field or forge, office, shop or
"There Is something In th condition of
the times which drives men Into acting
together. Our finest examples of Western
civilization show this dominant spirit, aad
It Is th strongest force in th eooaomio
life of our country to-day."
"Out the chances for Western home
steaders what are they at present?" I
He thought a minute earnestly and
said: "It was once thought Uncle Sara
was rich enough to give farm to each
of his heirs, but he can't do that Bow;
his family has Increased ton fast. Be
sides, that portion of the United 8tate
wh'eh can b cultivated without trrlgattori
Is very limited. Xot many years a-- Kan
sas wa the frontier, but now th land
Is occupied to the Pacific Coast, and this
who want to become settlers la Unci
Sam's domain must first solve the problem)
of irrigation.
"On the mountains and rivers and des
erts of this far Western country nature
calls for co-operation. Now. of course. I
want the West to be the best Isnd un
der the sun. and am interested In Its pro--erlty
and In the institution:! which are to
he enjoyfd by those who shall live there,
after mv work Is finished.
"Rut there are three vital question, to
be ennlder d in the making of our Wf.
and these are Irricnt'.nn. colonization and
co-operation. Working out Stat and na
tional Irricatlon poltcie whli-h shall makn
homes for million ha. been agitated for
vears. In Xorth Dakota the water surJplv
thro'lgh wells ar.d other reservoirs can n
made to irrigate arout 2.f.t ner.; In
Montana. l't'.": In Idaho. SWo.oo: In
Washington. ::.'. Th land not si;
cepllhle to ai:ricultural pursuits but which
would ia valuable ir irrigated i iimaia
latum of North ifcutota mono with in
telllgerit Irrigation ard drainage and pro
vide each one with a farm of 3 ere.
Now. with the rainfall tinder his own con
trol, the farmer can isllv produte n
mu h from " nrc a h could from "
acre I'f ordinary land, for m of thu
gr-:ite.t fertilizer known I water.
'Then aftr th water ha bn pro
vltl'tl . jnnit have the settler. The farm
life cf th future will have many advan
tage over th lon-liness ef the old farm
life, liecnii the farms will be smaller,
school and road will be better, neigh
bor eli.i-r and -wx-Iat surroundlnajs im
proved whleh we-u'd b Impossible whern
th farm arn larg and the house far
npart. And that will be Just a it should
be "
Mr If ill warmed with enthusiasm, and
piiz-ei! the fl-Hir exeltedly.
"Then you think thru with nntiirsl Irri
gation our country can still afford to glv
awav farniT
"Million of them." Jd Mr. Hill, em
phatically: "that I Jut what I do think.
mlllr.n of them. Why. a soil to which is
given all th w-iter It cun use will pro
duee four time an average product.
Tmler th national irrigation act It 1.
-t!mated that at least a million acre In
North Dakota alon could be furni.hil
with w-gtcr for Irrigation at a eest of US
Pr arr but I bl!v It could be don
for tlO.
"If the Government built the works, the
land would repay It In annual Installment
exterdlr.g over a period of ten years. Th
trad and Industry of all State affected
by th! v-tem would h stimulated, snd
th annual acreage product of the Irrigate-!
land might ally reach V pr acre.
-Xhe XVet ha grat opportunities for
th cf.mado man: In fact, nearly all of
the mn at the head of our big enterprise
arrived there by hard work ar.d bull-dog
"Limbering, farming, stck railna and
m!lrg are lndutr!e that bring fortun
to th man who uses his brains te the
best advantage.
"Why. fifteen years ago Frd Weyer
hauser left Pennsylvania a poor man. and
to-eiy h own th-- Urgent forest of anjr
on rain tn the world, unless It 1 the Em-I-ror
f Russia. All of th opportunities
that xl't In r.w 1'inds ar for th set
tlers benefit. I-ands ar cheap, and th
country J full of small undertaking)
which bring mor of an equality of social
poltlor among men of Intelligence than
ther cin I found here.
"Tfcer ar score of men who have gnn
there without a dollar and made their war
to be the foremost citizens. Tor example,
there 1 Marshall Field " added Mr. Hill.
n re rt-e at my leav-taklcff aad towered
alo me.
"And there 1 Mr. Hill." I suggested. Rat
dropt-ed his ye modestly and said:
"Well, whatever I may hav accoat
pHshed has !ei due t takiag 1 1i iiitasja
uf opportunities. I s'jppose. and, X tarart
bece watching th dock." ,
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