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Investment By MICHAEL J. PORTER When George Graham Colville, at the age of twenty-five, was left a leg acy of half a million dollars by uncle, his friends said of the lucky man: an "George Is all right. He won't risk dollar of that money in speculation. He Is a young man with a wise old head on him." Young Mr. Colville had been living for several years on an Income from that uncle. He had lived quietly and conservatively. He was a man of leisure, so to say, but not a spend thrift. He kept out of debt, did not permit his tailor to rob him, and his tips to chauffeurs and waiters were on a ten per cent, basis. He was just the man to Invest half a million dol lars In real estate and wait years to eee it double In value. When It was known that the money had been de posited with a trust company to await a safe Investment, all the gray-halred men In the club congratulated the young man again. The man who argues that he or any receive a other man can suddenly great sum of money without making nny change In him Is wrong. It Is money that makes most of human na ture what it is. In this case It did not compel Mr. Colville to seek a more aristocratic quarter to live in—his tips <lld not Increase—he did not seek to out a dash In any direction. He con tinued to be a quiet, reserved young man, apparently entirely satisfied with the world at large. And that was where he received his friends. In the first place, for a long time previous to getting his money, young Colville had felt sure that if he had eome spare capital he could become a millionaire by speculation. In the next, now that he had It, he was look ing around for good things. He was doing It very quietly and saying noth ing. If he found a good thing he would gobble It and let other folks take care of themselves. He heard it whispered one day that wheat was go ing to Jump 20 cents a bushel, owing to the wars in Europe. He Invested $20,000 and wheat took a sudden drop of 15 cents. Mr. Colville was somewhat aston ished that things had not come out as be had figured they would, but not at «11 discouraged. He took a flyer In cotton, and his Investment flew away with him. It' wasn't that he was wrong In his figuring, hut that every body else was wrong. The M. & M. Irrigation company came under his notice. No, they didn't advertise in the papers, and they didn't send him the circular that insured Investors ,100 per cent, profit In a restaurant one «vening he heard one man whisper It to another. He found the headquar ters of the company after quite a search and Invested $15,000. Six weeks later the federal authorities bad the swindlers In limbo. There were other things the quiet and conservative young man went Into to his financial loss, and in the course of a year he dropped a fifth of his for tune. In each and every case his acumen and logic were right He would have made Instead of lost If so and so hadn't stepped In. No, It was no fault of his. The wisest brokers and hankers had been caught. He had lost $100,000, but he knew a way to get it all back and as much more with It. Quietly—very quietly of capl tallsts had brought up a big tract of land In the west through which a river ran. It was a golden river. Its bed was paved by nuggets. When the waters had been turned aside those nuggets could be shoveled into empty sugar barrels. Dividends? One thousand per cent, at the very least, and then there would be a sinking fund left to buy a mountain of radium eomewhere. The Information reached Mr. Col ■vllle like a whisper. He didn't know where the headquarters of the com pany was within five miles, and he found himself very nervous for fear the entire stock would be taken be fore ha could offer his money. At 1 o'clock on a certain Saturday afternoon, as Mr. Colville sat In the parlor of his bachelor apartments, his aalet announced: "A young woman to see you, sir, and she won't give her name." "Why won't she?" was asked. "Dunno, sir. Women are queer «natures." "You said that I was busy, did you?" "The busiest day you have had for ten years, sir." "But she wouldn't go away?" "No, sir." "Is she wild-eyed and excited?" "No, sir. 1 should say she was calm as a lake. I mean a small lake -sheltered by trees." "You asked her to state her busi ness?" company "I did, and she said It was non* of my business." "Well, you may admit her." The caller was a girl of twenty, and Mr. Colville at once recognized her aa a stenographer he had Been In the office ot tho Honduras Banana fiompony on one of his calls. Her at titude was timid, and there was a bit of tremble to her voice as she said: "1 know you to be a bachelor, and that this la unconventional, hut—" "She haa lost her place and wanta me to help her to another." said Mr. Colville to himself. "But there are a few thing* I felt It my duty to tell you." Mr. Colville bowed. "I happen to know that you have been made a victim in several swin dles. and that a grand coup Is now making ready against you." Mr. Colville stiffened. He had lost money, but he had kept the matter secret. He had a dim suspicion that he had been duped, but he didn't want that suspicion confirmed. He wanted to keep right on thinking he financier. "Kvery dollar you put into that gol den river scheme you will lose. As a stockholder you may be indicted with others for swindling." "Miss— er —Miss, this strange talk," said the financier. "Miss Bird, sir. Yes, rather strange, but I realized that you were being played for a hayseed." Mr. Colville's face went as red as paint "I ean tell you of eight different swindles that have been worked against you. These things come to the knowledge of stenographers, and some times they get a rake-off. My per cent, of the swindles on you have amounted to $500." Mr. Colville turned pale this time and sat staring at the girl as she went on: "You can go to the tailor and order a suit of clothes, but beyond that you are no financier. You haven't been as sharp as the average Uncle Rube." "Young woman—Miss Bird—!" "You never even asked in what state that irrigation ditch was to be dug! They would have been too glad to sell you stock at 15 cents, but you offered 60 and paid 70!" Mr. Colville blinked and hitched around. "That ice business. They couldn't even get a farmer, a preacher or a widow in on that. I believe you are the only flat they got!" More blinking and wriggling. "Before you took that flyer in wheat had you heard that the Euro was a is very In a V r* ft -/I E The Caller Wae a Girl of Twenty. pean crop was the beat for years, and that our speculators were looking tor a drop, Instead of a rise?" Mr. Colville opened bis mouth, but shut It again before a word had slipped out "Not satisfied with trimming you for a good round sum," continued Miss Bird, "the swindlers are going to make a killing this time. They want every dollar you've got" "This is—is queer talk, Miss Bird," said Mr. Colville after a gasp. "But It's straight talk." "But why should you—you—" "Why should I come here to tell you these things? Because I think you need a guardian!" Mr. Colville looked at her In a puz zled way. "And you can't get one too soon!" With that she was gone. It was half an hour later, and after 8ome heavy thinking, that the financier called to his valet: "O, Thomas, have you ever had reason to think me an Irresponsible person?" "I—I shouldn't like to say, sir." "Well, do you think I'd be better off with a wife?" "Certainly, sir." "A wife like the young woman that Just left?" "Just like her, sir." "Um I Thomas, I think you aroi right I shall ask for her hand with in a month. I think she'll be a good Investment at pari" Italians and Crime. II Glornale Itallano prints a list ot murders perpetrated In thlB city up to Jon. 31 last In which "not a single Ital ian name appears." True, some of the murderers and their nationality are as yet unknown, but It Is unneces sary to assume that they were Ital ians. Murderers are produced by ev ery nationality. Because of Inade quate policing of the vaBt Italian col ony In this city, most of whose mem bers are thrifty and law-abiding, crimes of guilt and violence have mul tiplied within Its confines. The fact that criminals are closely watched In Italy, but can easily escape to the United States, where they may prey with impunity upon their honest coun trymen, makos the situation the more deplorable.—New York Tribune. No Chance. "Mrs. Brown's husband tells hla wife everything." "Maybe she makes It easy for him. Tou won't give me a chance to get A Word In adnswlna-" CAN'T FIND HAPPINESS OLD MONEYBAGS IS BOTH A PLU TOCRAT AND PAUPER. He Has Amassed Great Wealth and Lost All That Was Best In Him. Dun and Bradstreet rate him rich. His name works magic at the bank. His chi ek Is good for millions His vaults are stuffed with stocks Rnd bonds. But his dollars have an actual value of five cents each. He Is bloated with riches and writh ing in poverty—he's a plutocrat and a pauper at the same time. Fate has made an ass of him—she has given him all the cash he asked for, but she omitted the formula that gives it value. He has the lock, but (jte can't find the key—he doesn't know what to do with his money. He Is a lineal descendant of King Midas—he learned the golden touch, but he can't control Its power. In his madness for millions he has trans muted all the realities of life Into use less trash. He placed bis springtime in the minting press—he turned all his hopes and all his visions Into coin—stamped all the tenderness out of his heart and milled the peace of his soul. Year by year he went on amassing wealth and just as steadily losing all that was best In him. All that was kindly—all that was joyous—he turned to dross. Now in his sliver age he Is yearn ing for his golden youth. There Is an ache that he doesn't un derstand—a hungry hole In his breast where godly heritages shriveled and died from disuse. He can't enjoy himself—he Isn't trained for the job. His rapacity destroyed his capacity to comprehend the big message. He owns a yacht, but It's a drifting argosy with dead sails—with all his wealth he can't make It carry him Into the land of dreams. He can't see—he can't hear—greed has dulled his eye—made him color blind—none of the wonders of life has a meaning. For him the mountain summits are bare—the flowers have died on the slopes and the north winds have locked the brooks and silenced the waterfall. He Is a man without llluslons moral cripple—a Croesus starving In his treasure vaults. When you were wrapping yourself In Ideals, he was rapping our Ideas. You have only sold your services—• he has put every drop of his blood In to the market—and the joke of It all Is that he had to wait until winter be fore he found that every dollar la not the same size—that Its purchasing power varies with the Individual. He has overpaid. No man gets ont of existence more than his legitimate allotment If he gains In one direc tion, he loses a compensating some thing In another way. The price of the king's crown Is heavy with heartache. The meanest subject In his kingdom can marry as he wills, but the mightiest of mon archs must mate at the dictate of the state. The embezzler defaults with prop erty that he did not earn, but from that moment every hour of, every day Is haunted with the dread of detection. The roisterer Indulges ' himself In every whim and wllfulness, but set tles the bill when hts wasted vitality exposes him to disease against which the continent man has stored suffi cient energy to defend himself. Old John Moneybags has the price of every form of enjoyment, but he can't locate the trails that lead to happiness. It isn't the size of a man's roll, but the size of a man's soul that counts.—■ Woman's World. Good Luck Alloyed. A howl from the upper story brought the mother to her feet. Rude laughter Intermingled with the how ling and the duet threatened to be come a trio, with the bucolic bread earner trying to earn bread in his study. "Mummy, mummy, meeting her on the stairs, "please come up and spank Dick." "What has he been doing?" asked her mother. "We are playing at weddings," sob bed Elsie, "and Dick threw rice all over me." "But you musn't cry over that." soothed the fond parent. "Rice brings good luck to the bride, you know." Little Elsie opened her eyes wide as she held out her sopping pinafore, and asked : "What, mummy—when It's In pud ding?"—Answers. cried Elsie, Turn About, At Cumberland, Md., the colored servants as a rule go to their homes at night. The cook In the fam Uy of the Episcopalian clergyman not only does thla, but of late has rived at the rectory too late to cook breakfast. Hence her mistress late ly told her for each breakfast missed there would be a reduction In her weekly wages. Dinah passively aented to this, but next day the mis tress heard the maid next door say to her: own ar " 'Pears to me you get to mighty late." "I gets to work when I get ready," was the reply. "How does you manage about de breakfua?" "Oh, I pays de missus to cook dq brekfus."—Housekeeping Magasin*. work LATE MARKET REPORTS Dispatches concerning h timis, couditious aud phasi lows: irket quota are as iol Chicago. Flour—Firm. No. 2 -tv Km 91c. Bari. d or mixing, 65(d Sjc; fair to choice malting, $ 1 . 12 (jtH. 19 . Timothy seed—$7(u 9. Clover seed-—$U(u 20 . pork—$18.37 18.50. )—$10.50. Short ribs (loose)— $9.75<u) 10.50. Butter—I8toady; creameries, dairies, 20(0 24c. Fggs—Steady; at eluded, l.>Và(<t 16>-_.c lti(a lti F>c; firsts, 17 '—Weak: daisies, 12Vi@13c; young Amoriet 1'2',!@13 c. ly to 10c higher; steers, $ti.25(<0 5((r'7.85; stock M Lard (in tien 23(d25e; ■mirk, ordinary oases firsts, ru twins, 12 ! 5 (o) 13 (&13e; long horn t at tie—Market st $email@example.com; Texas 8 . 01 ); western steers, $6.2. ers aud feeders $4.20(5)6 lieifi-rs, $2.85(ri8; calves, $5.50@9. llogs—MiirUet slow, lower; light, $firstname.lastname@example.org 7.55; heavy, $email@example.com (a 7.30; pigs, $5.95(jt)6.SI $firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep—Market weak to 10c lower; native, $305(<7'6.40; western, $4(5)6.50; yearlings, $email@example.com; lambs, native, $5 @9; western, $5.50(0)9.25. Portland. Wheat—Track prices: Club, 95@96c; bluestem, $1; fortyfold, 90c; red Rus sian, 95c; valley, 96c. Butter—City aud country creamery, extras, solid pack, 27c. Fortland Union Stockyards Co. ports market as follows: the week have been: calves, 107; hogs, 2536; horses, 109. The hog market steadied bee cows and generally mixed, $7.15(5) i; rough, $7.10 bulk of sales, 5c I re Receipts for Cattle, 956; sheep, 3732; up some what after reaching the level of 8c, best finished swine being firm at this figure, fair to medium soiling all the way from $7.75 to $7.90. The market was well supplied with all Light feeders brought from $6.50 to $7.50, owiug to size and condition. Good heavy hogs sold around 7c. Although receipts of sheep were not nearly so heavy as for the past two weeks the market showed no signs of recuperating and former quotations pre vail. Owing to the rapid approach of the grass season sheep are likely to be nioro plentiful in the near future and prices will no doubt fluctuate accord ingly. The following sales are representa tive: Steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; cows, $5.50@ 6.25; calves, $email@example.com; bulls, $4.75@5; hogs, $7@8; spring lambs, $6.75; weth ers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; ewes, $3.70. classes. San Francisco. Wheat—Shipping, $1.80(5)1. 82Î4. Barley—Feed, $1.80(5)1.82 Vi ; ing, nominal. Oats—Red, $1.95(5)1.97%; white, $1.97%@2; black, nominal. Millstuffs—Bran, $27.50(5)28; dlings, $33(5)35. Hay—Wheat, $17@22; wheat and oats, $15.50(5)20; alfalfa, $1D5)13. Eggs—Store, 18c; fancy ranch, 21c. Cheese—Young America, 16%@17%c. Liverpool. Wheat—May, 7s ll%d; July, 7s 7%d; October, 7s 5%d. Weather, cloudy. Available Grain Supplies. Special cable and telegraphic com munications received by Bradstreet 's show the following changes in available supply as compared with previous ac count; Wheat—United States east of the Rockies decrease^ 2,625,000 bushels. United States west of Rockies de creased 501,000 bushels. Canada decreased 263,000 bushels. Total United States and Canada de creased 3,189,000 bushels. Afloat for and in Europe increased 2,500,000 bushels. Total American and European sup ply decreased 589,000 bushels. Oats—United States and Canada in creased 231,000 bushels. brew white, mid 100 young men or ladies to prepare for position* as commercial and railroad tele* graph operators; positions guaranteed $70 to $90 monthly. For particulars and applica tion address Pacific Telegraph A Railway In stitute, Washington Building, Seatlle, Wash. A politician came into a local rail road office with a constituent in tow and requested a job. "But your man can't speak Eng lish," objected the railroad official upon starting an examination. "That's true." "What can he do on a railroad!" "Give him a job calling trains. Louisvillo Courier-Journal. » ?_ Tos Cas Os» Alisa's Foot-Bas« FBBB. Write Allen S. Olmsied, Le Roy, N. Y„ for « freo esmple of Allon'o Foot-Eeee. It eure« sweating, hot, «wollen, aehins feet. It mekoa new or tight shoes eoey. A certain erne fer corns, ingrowing nails and bonione. All drag gieta eell it. 25c. Don't aeeopt any substitute. Maud—I've just heard of a where a man married a girl deathbed so she could have his millions when he was gone. Could you love a girl like that! Jack—That's just the kind of a girl I could love. What's her address!— Boston Transcript. Howard B. Barton, Allayer and Chemist, Lead ville, Colorado. Specimen priese: Cold, Silver, Lead, $1.00; Gold, Silver, 75e; Gold, 60c; Zinc or Copper, *1.00. Helling en velopes end full price list Bent on application. Control and Umpire work solicited, once: Carbonate National Bank. Professor of English—Now, Mr. Twi light, can you tell me what the poet means when he speaks of "the artil lery of tho skies!" Mr. Twilight (with happy assurance)—Why, the shooting stars, of coursel—Judge. Red Croee Ball Blue will w»eh double many clothes as any other blue, your money into any other. "I don't like the woman you made me tako out to supper. She has such a way of pinning you down." "That's merely force of habit with her. 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Hawley, and condemns the " The report of the and 's ac the de de sup in restrictions of the republican administrations which have resulted in retardi ng the development of the natur al resources of the state." delegates to the national con ventior are urged to use every effort to secure a plank in the national plat form nmending the national reclama tion act so that payment for water un der government reclamation projects may be made in 25 annual installments instead of 10, as at present. Tho Autoi kobile Eye Insurance needed after to Sun, Winds end Dust. Murine Eye reely applied Affords Reliable Relief. Krtina—Just No Eye Comfort—Try Marina. A well-known Fourth avenue banker was sitting in a downtown restaurant eating mush and milk. What's the matter!" inquired a friend. "Got dyspepsia." "Don't enjoy your meals!" "Enjoy my meals!" snorted the in dignant dyspeptic. "My meals are merely guideposts to take medicine be fore 07 after."—Pittsburg Post. Mother* will find Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup the boat remedy to neo tor their chil dren during the teething period. A wag who thought to have a joke at the expense of an Irish provision dealer said: "Can you supply me with a yard of pork!" "Pat," said the dealer to his assist ant, "give this gentlemen three pig's feet." for tele* $70 In —. marine Eye Remedy for R(-£, Weak, Watery Eye« and Oranulated Eyelidn No Smarting—Just Eye Comfort. "Is your bride timid and backward with your people!" "Nut a bit. She has already begun to teach sister how to look stylish and mother how to cook."—Kansas City Journil. Bed Croee Bell Bine, sll blue, beat bluing veine in the whole world, make* the lsnnd rees smile. tow ?_ Maya Relics Secured. Dr. Edgar L. 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