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policy of Nicholas 1. The whole expanse of land from the sta of Okhotsk on the one hand and Korea and Manchuria on trhe other, along with its coast line, came into the possession of Russia, and the hold of the empire on its eastern terri tories' was secured once for all. For, as Nicholas I. said on hearing that in 1849 Admiral Nevelsky had planted the Rus sian flag at the rn< utli of the Amoor, ‘Where once the Russian flag has been hoisted it must never be lowered again !’ “There was no special plan adopted for this wonderful progress through two continents. Jt ch voloped itself under the pressure of circumstances and the in fluence of that best of guides—instinct. Cossacks, traders and settlers spread over the plains of Siberia and the step pes of central Asia byway of that river system which is Siberia’s greatest oppor tunity and her best chance for the at tainment of a wonderful degree of pros perity. The ultimate, object of this ex pansion was that Russia was always seek ing for an outlet to the open sea. Dur ing these hundred years Russia has de voted herself to developing the inex haustible natural wealth of Siberia, but as yet with no great success, compara tively speaking. We are now in posses sion of a great empire which extends from the Ural mountains to the Far East and covers an area of nearly 5,312,- 000 square miles, i. e., about forty-four times as large as Great Britain and Ire land. But it must be borne in mind that these figures are merely approximate. The population of Siberia, as given by the last census, is nearly 6,000.000. The population of Siberia includes many thousands of Catholics, Protestants and '.Tews, and a greater munber still of Ma hometans and heathens. “Nobody in Russia has ever attempt ed defining ‘spheres of interest’ and ‘spheres of influence’ in China; the work of partitioning China, is left entirely to the English House of Commons, which is always so ready to uphold the integrity of Celestial empire. Russia’s Asiatic possessions have a splendid future before them. The country is well known to abound in mineral wealth. In the old days of undeveloped communications and a primitive state of industry the trade of Siberia with Russia amounted to some $60,000,000 to $70,000,000 an nually. “Practically all the towns of Siberia are trading centers, but. after Vladivo stock and Irkutsk, this is especially the case in western Siberia. It is only now DENVER’S MOST POPULAR QUICK SALES—CHOICEST QUALITY—BEST FISH MARKET—GAME A SPECIALTY Telephone111 THE JEWISH OUTLOOK that, thanks to the railway, Siberia is coming into close material contact with European Russia. The natives, number ing nearly 2,000,000, the Russians, Poles, Finns and Germans, enjoy the advan tages of museums, schools and theaters built for their instruction ; Tomsk prides itself on its university. In short, Si beria is in full swing and only needs more of the creative force of capital to attain to a marvelous development of her possibilities in the spheres of trade and industry. “The conclusions we have arrived at are that in the past Russia has rendered enormous services to mankind in keep ing in check the barbarians of Asia, and finally, through incessant strife, by breaking up their empires: that Russia’s expansion in Asia was and is an instinc tive movement boding peace, it is a nat ural peaceful development, which be sides Russia is to be found in two more cases only: China and the United States: that it is useless to oppose Russia in Asia and greatly preferable to associate one’s self with her in her policy; ob stacles may be raised in Russia’s path at all points, but the force of circum stances will in the long run sweep them all away.”—Jewish News. THE KING OF ITALY IN A SYNAGOGUE. Last week Kin" Victor Emmanuel paid a visit to the Synagogue at Ponte Quatette Capi. His majesty conversed at length with the chief rabbi, who showed him round the beautiful build ing and explained to him the different inscriptions. In reply to a vote of thanks for having visited the Synagogue the King replied that he felt perfectly happy among them, and therefore no thanks were due him. Tie spoke of his travels in Palestine, where he had vis ited many Jewish temples, but there he said he had found the synagogues and people alike heavy and sad. So different from his present visit, where all was bright and full of light. He then asked whether the Jews kept up their Hebrew and were able to speak fluently, and the rabbi said that-he was afraid the Jews’ knowledge of Hebrew was on a par with the Italians’ knowledge of Latin. The King, smiling, replied, “Well. I suppose the antique only remains to be revered partly with and partly without under standing.” On leaving, his majesty re ceived a perfect ovation. MARKET WHY—The Prices of Course Always open for inspection to all the People. You will always find J. D. MILLER’S Market up-to-date and correct in Quality. Stock, Price—AND THERE YOU ARE. XXX ** 1031-45 FIFTEENTH STREET CENTRAL SAVINGS BANK ESTABLISHED 1892 Cor. Fifteenth and Arapahoe. 4 per cent, on Savings and Time Deposits. Capital and Surplus, $135,000.00 B. F. Salzer. Pres.; Wm. E. Wilson. 2d Vice Pres.: Geo. Richardson. Vice Pres.: W. M. Mar shall. Cashier: J. V. Cockins. asst. Cashier. Telephone 4443. J. C. SCHMIDT General Commission Merchant Fruit, Produce and Vegetables hot house vegetables a specialty. Fresh Vegetables received daily. 1314 Market Street. DENVER, COLO. THe best ever by taking the Rock Island’s Kansas City Flyer Leaving Denver at 2:15 this after noon, you reach KANSAS CITY at 9:35 next morning, making imme diate connections with fast trains for ST. LOUIS. No other line offers better facili ties to visit the WORLD’ FAIR. A. B. SCHMIDT, TfPWWPSW City Pass. Agent. LliLsAHMl}| CHAS. B. SI.OAT, Gen’l Agt. Pass. Dept. KttmUß 800 17th St., Cor. Stout, DENVER, COLO.