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Ink Contrabandist;
lileLife's Secret! Ell
A rtranger brought a note for Louis
lomi houri after tb disappearance of
Rose. He laid hit name wai Raimonde,
and that he had been sent by a person
who wai a friend both to hlinself and to
the missing flrl.
The note required Louia to truat him
aelf absolutely in the handa of the mes
senger. For a time he hesitated. Then
his anxiety led him to obey. He even
consented to be blindfolded, aa the letter
had enjoined.
Under circumstances of a less urgent
and exciting nature, Louis might have
paused to question the wisdom of his
course In wholly and unreservedly en
trusting himself to the bands of an ut
ter stranger. Together they continued
their route. Raimonde paused, saying:
"Will monsieur staad here an Instant?
I must move a step forward, and mon
sieur must be very careful not to re
move the handkerchief Just yet."
He released his hand and left him.
Louis, standing still, beard a hash, grat
ing sound at a little distance before him,
and a sound as of some person lifting c
heavy body.
"Come, monsieur," said the voice of
Raimonde; "take one step forward and
here Is my hand. I am below you now.
You must sloop. Put your hand on my
shoulder thus. Now, you know that you
stand on a rock, from which I have
Jumped. You mutt follow me so; that Is
It. Here we are!"
The grating noise was heard again.
Then Louis waa conducted over what
aeemed to be a smooth and level path
of atone. He had been admitted by
Raimonde through the rear entrance of
the cavern, and was passing now through
ths long" subterranean gallery In the rock.
At length they paused again; a noise
of bolts and bars withdrawn, and a door
unclosed, through which Louis was led.
Then the handkerchief waa untied, ths
door closed behind him, and taking off
the bandage from his eyes, Louis found
himself In the cell of Jacques.
"Monsieur!" uttered Jacques, spring
ing forward, "so you are disguised, eh?
1 did not know you at first."
"You here, my good friend?" uttered
Louis, In astonishment, looking about
him. "What place Is this?"
"eh! not too loud, monsieur, If you
please. I told you I was a prisoner did
I not?" i
"Yes; but such a prison as this! And
Rose tell me where she Is."
"She is here also, 'monsieur In a cell
like this, and close by It."
"Jacques! so near me and In danger?
Let me go Instantly and deliver her!"
He was at the door, but Jacques
"sprang to his side.
"For pity's sake, monsieur, be careful,
r you will spoil all! Come here, I en
treat you, and listen to me. Rose la safe
at present, and If you are calm enough to
hear what I wish to ssy, and to act with
me, we may rescue her in ten minutes,
whereas such Impetuous haste aa youra
would ruin the scheme."
It was plitln enough. The count suf
fered himself to be led to a seat at the
opposite side of the cell, and listen to
the explanation of his companion, while
burning with eagerness to hasten to the
rescue of Rose. Jacques made brief
work of it. He began by relating the
story of the abduction of Rose, and ths
plot that led to It. Louis waa angered
and Indignant beyond measure, aa he list
ened to the account of Gasparde's vil
lainy. "Who Is he what is he, thla wretch,
Gasparde?" he uttered, hotly.
"The chief of a horde of brigands and
contrabandists, monsieur."
"Is it possible! and yet, why not? One
cannot be surprised at hearing it of one
so base as he. And Rose is in hla pow
er r
"Not exactly, monsieur. He brought
her hither, as I have told you, to this
place, which la a cavern In the center
of the forest, and after placing her in
the cell of which I have spoken, went
away with the men upon an expedition,
from which they will not probably return
until midnighf or to-morrow morning.
When he comes back, he will either ex
tort from her a promise to marry him, or
keep her confined in that cell, until she
pines to death; for he is Just so merci
less. He never lias forgotten the treat
ment he once received at.your hands, nor
the threats and rebukes of Hugh La
monte; and he has been watching ever
since for an opportunity of revenge. It
Is ours to deprive him of that revenge."'
"Your plan your plan, Jacques !"
"The man who accompanied you hither
is the guard left by Gasparde. He has
procured for me an Interview with you;
but he never suspects that It Is for the
purpose of liberating Rose and myself;
for were we to escspe, he knows thst the
vengeance of the leader would fall on
him. Now, we must either manage to
gain his silence by force or by a bribe.
If we bind him, and leave him here when
we leave the place, why, Gasparde will
shoot him when he comes back; but if a
sum of money were offered htm, I have
an idea that he would not only suffer
his prisoners to escspe, but also take
leave himself, since he hss grown weary
of the captain's tyranny."
"The bribe, then the bribe, by all
means!" said Louis, earnestly. "I hap
pen to have a considerable sum with me;
but we must be cautious."
"Yes yes! we must be cautious, as you
say; and in rase he should refuse the
money we must be prepared to spring
npon him. A cord for his hands and
feet and a gag that will do the business.
Now, then, for the work. I will call him
In. Be prepared." And be called "Rai
monde!" The guard appeared. Jacques glanced
towards the count, and then aaid:
"Comrade, you don't forget, I suppose.
the conversation which we hsd at dinner?
the agreement which we made about
bidding adieu to monsieur le capitaine?"
The glitter of gold caught Raimonde'a
eye, from a heavy purse which the count
held carelessly In his hand. His avarice
was aroused.
"I remember It very well, Jacques," he
The count stepped forward.
"My friend, suppose you were to shut
your eyes for the space of half an hour,
and uaclose them at the end of that time
to find yourself richer by a thousand
francs, or two or three times thst sum,
perhaps ?'
"It would be a very pleasant thing,
"I offer yon that sum in return for a
certain favor which I shall ask at your
"Name the favor and it Is yours, mon
sieur." "I desire the use of the keys which ifn;
lvxk tie ieors of tbry cells, and yea
will show me those in which you have
prisoners confined."
"It is a bargain. Follow me, monsieur.
So tbls is your business, comrade?" and
he smiled grimly at Jacques. "Well, It's
all the same to me, since I shall myself
escape from this place and be able to
live like an honest man."
So aayiug, he led the way from the cell,
advanced a short distance along the gal
lery, and pausing before an arched door
In the wall, said, aa he unlocked and
threw it open:
"The only other prisoner we have Is In
here, monsieur."
And Louis, leaving the others outside,
entered. This cell, like that of Jacques,
waa lighted by a braien lamp, suspended
from the ceiling. Directly beneath thia
lamp stood Rose, slightly bending for
ward, with her hands clasped, and an
eager, Inquiring expression of counte
nance, aa she beheld some one entering,
snd heard the words of the guard. But
she shrank back at first, with a low cry,
as the disguised count met her view. She
did not recognise him.
"Rose, do not fear; it la I!" he said.
"You, Louis? ah, Louis! I know you
now!" and weeping, amid her smiles, she
prang forward to the arms outstretched
to receive her.
The young man trembled with emotion
with feelings that were unutterable, as
he held the light form of Rose in hla em
brace. "Rose, I have come to make you free!"
he said, tenderly, supporting her to the
door. "Come with me, dear child!"
"To aet me free? Let as hasten, Louis.
But where Is he that wicked Gas
parde?" "Gasparde is absent, Rose, and we
must escape ere his return. I will tell
you all when you are once In safety."
Jacques stood at the door, unable to
suppress his delight on seeing Rose
again, an durglng them to hasten. Rai
monde said, briefly:
"You had better use all the speed you
can, you can acarcely get away from
here too soon."
"Thanks, my friend; and here ia your
reward," returned Louia, at the same
time placing in the man's hand a well
filled purse. "And now, Jacques, let us
be gone."
They reached the front of the cave.
Stretched on a heap of skins, by a glow
ing fire, lay the guard, smoking a short
stemmed pipe and meditating.
"Michel, come with me," said Rai
monde, briefly.
The man rose, Indolently, and obeyed.
The cool, damp wind blew across their
faces as they gained the entrance. An
Involuntary exclamation of thanksgiving
escaped from the lips of Rose and Louis.
"We are free free!" uttered Rose,
with sweet and thrilling solemnity; and
pausing an instant, she bowed her head
upon her clasped hands.
They psrted, Jacques Joining the count
and Rose, to accompany them to the cha
teau. Louis pushed on, still supporting
tenderly the young girl at his side. A
few moments passed, and they were mak
ing good progress, when suddenly their
attention was attracted by a sound of
voices at some distance to the right and
the faintly discerned forma of persons
moving through the trees. Jacquea paus
ed and listened.
"Fly, monsieur fly! the men are re
turning!" whispered he, suddenly.
"Rose!" murmured Louis, in alarm, "I
must save you, at least!"
"Hasten hasten on!" urged Jacques;
"there is a hollow tree Just beyond here
where Mademoiselle Rose can conceal
They pressed forward silently, but they
were perceived.
"Yonder yonder! the third tree on the
right!" whispered Jacques, frantically;
"hide her. or ahe Is lost!'
There were shouts behind; the brigands,
eight or ten of them, sent back by Gas
parde, were approaching; they discerned
the fugitivea dimly in the gathering dark
ness, and their suspicions were roused.
They commenced a pursuit. But they
pursued only the count and Jacques; for
Louis had gently placed the form of the
half-falntlng girl within the hollow tree,
and instantly took an opposite direction
to lead their pursuers away from the
pot. The ruse succeeded; the brigands
passed the tree.
With an irrepressible cry of victorious
joy, Louis hastened on, with Jacques;
"their evident desire to escape increased
the suspicions of the approaching party,
who now pressed close upon them. On
oh, still, they went; further and further,
nearer to the edge of the forest. But
the briganda gained on them. Shots were
fired, too, but they missed their aim.
"Monsieur Louia, we shall be taken!"
uttered Jacques, as he made a last effort
for life.
And answering not a word, the count,
turning, fired at one of the men, who had
almost laid hla hand on the shoulder of
Jacques. The brigand fell. A shout of
vengeance was raised, by the pursuers,
and they rushed forward with mad haste.
"My good fellow, flight Is no longer of
use. We must yield. But she is safe!"
said Louis.
He turned to deliver himself up; he
heard a cry of savage Joy, felt a heavy
blow, and then lost all consciousness.
When the young count recovered his
faculties he found himself lying on the
stone floor of one of the cavern cells,
which wss fully lighted by the braien
lamp swinging from the roof. How long
he bad been here he was unsble to guess;
but the scenes through which he had
paased relative to the rescue of Rose
flashed so Instantly and vividly upon
his recollection as to persuade him that
no very great portion of time had elapsed
since their occurrence. The flight, the
concealment of Rose, the moment of cap
ture all these were before him. He
wondered only thst the brigands, enrsged
as tbey were at the injury to their com
rade, had not torn him limb from limb.
Ilia captors had taken care to secure
him beyond the possibility of escspe; for
they had fettered him, hand and foot,
and to these fetters wss attached a heavy
chain, the other end ef which was fast
ened to a huge ring la the wall. He was
in captivity, but that captivity was sweet,
since he bed, as he hoped, ensured the
safety of Roee. Yet he thought of her
with the deepest anxiety, still. He rsl-
ciliated the chances of her finding the
. way from the forest, or, perhaps, she had
fainted in that narrow place of refuge,
and remained Insensible amid the nox
ious damps of night, and with sliinp rep-
I tiles and poisonous Insects all abput her!
But whst would not be preferable to the
. prUon from which she bad escaped?,
I To Jacques his thoughts turned. Aa
1a matter of course he also must have
been brought bsck, and he. too must be
, ia a cell, chained also. When woulj a
chance of escape come to either of them?
It was a matter of Ignorance Co htns,
whether Gasparde had returned with the
men wbt had captured him. He was iu
the power of murderers now, and there
was no reason for them to be more len
ient to him than to any other who might
excite in them a thirst for vengeance.
Yet, with the probability of the escape of
Rose, he suffered no apprehensions to dis
quiet him.
With -rare booty, the spoils of that
night's work, the brigand chief, Gas
parde, returned, a little after midnight,
to the cave. He was in an excellent
humor with hia multiplied success in ef
fecting the capture of Rose and gaining
far more than he had anticipated by the
robbery committed that night.
What, then, was his rage and disap
pointment to learn from the men whom
he had sent back three, or four hours
earlier that Rose had made ber escape!
He raved like a maniac; he vowed the ,
direst vengeance on the faithless guard, tnoWM of literary chaff. That which survives the genera
who bad disappeared and on the spur of U(m ,n u fa , worth of be,
the moment, would instantly have gone . , - i.,.,n
to assassinate their new prisoners, had , b 'Wiossdtof generations, snd not infrequently better
not some quarrel arising among the men worth universal perusal than the bulk of the books from
diverted his attention for a time. During which the worthless and purely ephemersl have not yet
this interval he had an opportunity to
become cool, and afterwards repaired to
the cells to ascertain whom It could be1
that the man had taken in company with J
Jacquea, and who wore the disguise of a
brigand. His mingled astonishment, ruge
and exultation may be easily imagined on
discovering it to be the Count d'Artois,
"Oho, my fine fellow! ao you are there,
are you?" he cried, savagely. "Well
well, not a bad exchange of prisoners!
Won't I make you dance presently, mon
sieur! Just wait till daylight!"
"You may do with me what you will,"
answered Louis, calmly, "since she has
escaped. I can suffer any torture now."
"You talk bravely, monsieur! But I
mean to get her back again do you bear
that? I will watch, day and night, till
the time comes, as I have watched since
the time when I vowed revenge for all
that happened to me at your hands. So
you helped her to escape, did you?"
"Yes; and be assured that she will be
kept now so far beyond your reach that
no scheme of yours will ever draw her
hither again."
"We will see to that, monsieur we will
see to that! Now mark me! I will get
the girl back, and you shall starve before
her eyes, day by day, hour by hour, till
you die in your chains!"
lie went out, and left his prisoner in
the deep silence of his lonely cell to think
of those erne! words.
(To be continued.)
Deposit of Precious Stones Unearthed
by the Eut; Animals,
The discovery of the ledge of pre
cious stones on Yog- creek, Fergus
County, Montana, was made by the
finding of true blue sapphires in the
earth thrown out by the badgers In dig
ging their holes. The ledge was traced
across the country for a distance of
several miles by means of these badger
holes. These animals were numerous
In that section of the country, snd, as
the limestone came very near the sur
face of the ground, the only place
where the badgers could dig holes deep
enough for tbelr dens was iu the soft
yellow clay which filled the lead at the
surface. The gems are pronounced by
experts to be equal to the true blue
oriental sapphires, and command as
good if not better prices from the lead
ing Jewelers of London, Tarls and New
York. The stones are found at the sur
face of the ledge In soft, yellow clay.
When depth Is attained on the vein It Is
found, to be hard clay or shale, the re
sult of volcanic eruption and Identical
In appearance with the diamond de
posits of Klmberley, In South Africa.
True blue sapphires are found in In
dia In the glacial gravels, but never be
fore'have they been found in the origi
nal matrix in which they were placed
by the volcano which created them.
The new gem fields are located about
100 miles northeast of Helena, on a
tributary of the Judith River, in Fer
gus County. The geological survey
took note of the deposits In Its late re
port The first shipment of these stones
was a" cigar box full, which was ship
per to a New York Jeweler, who bought
them for $3,750. He pronounced them
equal in every respect to the true orien
tal sapphires. Jewelry concerns In
London have asked for all that can be
obtained, offering prlcqa ranging from
$0 to as high as $100 per carat.
There are two companies mining sap
phires. One, a London concern, has all
of Its stones cut in London, while the
American company has a plant In Hel
ena, where the stones are cut The
American cut stones, with the charac
teristic skill of American workmen,
command a hotter price, because of the
superior fire and lustre due to the more
skillful cutting. The American cotn
pauy has in addition to Its claims In
Fergus County acquired a large amount
of ground on Rock Creek, in Missoula
County, from which there are washed
every month several thousand carats of
sapphires of all colors and tints, rang
ing from greenish blue, pinks, straw
colors and whites.
The Rock creek field also produces foreign eggs In the world. Of course,
among the sapphires a number of ru-'no English breakfast table is complete
bies, some of them of the true pigeon-1 without eggs as a complement to Us
blood tint which exceed many times toast and marmalade. Great Britain
over the value of the finest diamonds, j buys every year sn sverage of 1,500,
These stones in Missoula County are 000,000 eggs from about twenty coun
foutid in the gravel and not iu the !trle,i "nd tw oulT Dr cent ot
matrix like the ones In Fergus County. jtnt consumption. British bens msn
They have evidently been washed by t0 produce three-fifths of the eggs
glacial action from some vein the lo-,0 bom market demands. In
callty of which baa never been dlscov- 1901 "old to England 539,053,-
ered. These off-colored sapphires are,000 g' ,nd th nelt ltr"Mt Mlleri
found in nearly all of the placer mines 1 were Bellun. Denmark. Germany,
In Montana, but until the Yogo fields ranc. ETPt and Morocco. Great
were discovered In 1S95 very few of the Bwrltaln ,pent 2.T-1M ln th Pur"
true blue sapphires were found. Many."1" of ,B ml
of these off -colored stones, as they are' 0ur tatir Prt of eggs In 1902
called, are of great beauty, the pinks w" onl' 2.m,990 dosen, valued at
and straw colors being exceptionally , B28-679. nlch cuts a email figure ln
beautiful and. while they have not the comparison with Russia's total. But
stamp of fashion the finer ones are pur- our nM ar TOT Industrious, and It
chased at high prices by the lovers of,1? ?n'y the n1"u, hom
fine gems. Both of these companies i 1 ktV 0Ur np0Tt " ,UCh ' kW
are preparing to mine these stones on a i ne"r'-
large scale.-Chicago Chronicle. In 1889 there wer 233.598,005 chlck-
ena ln thia country, and they produced
Short of W ater. 1,263.818.144 dosen eggs; aud the fact
Itah proposes to avert pending ca- that we consumed 90 per cent of them
lamlty to her asrlcultural section by .hows that we are a nation of egg eat
supplylng the tireat Salt Lake basin ' tn. It Is enough to make sny hen
with needed water. Irrigation has cut dixxy to think that a train of ordinary
off the supply and the lake Itself Is in refrigerator cars containing our entire
Imminent danger of drying up. The 'egg crop of that year would have ex
usual supply of water Is being with ! tended from Chicago to Washington,
held and evaporation Is rapidly lower- with several miles of cars to stretch
Ing the level of the lake. Centuries along the track toward Baltimore,
ago the shores of the great Inland salt I In 1901 the receipts and consumption
sea were high on the mountains, where 'of eggs in New York City were 2.872,
the line of the ancient brook Is !s!h!e!0OO crates of thirty dosen esch. Chi-
to-day and the lake. vt hU h has sunk to
Its present dimensions, promises to tlis-
8pienr far more rapidly than Iu the
ages inst
Old Books for New Readers.
3 the love for old books that Is, for the works
of the standard authors of the past should not
be confined to old readers, It Is gratifying to
note that publishers both here snd in England
ire making s feature of the reprints of former
W Hiioui
reflecting upon the authors
hire. It can truthfully be said that time
been eliminated. Plutarch never grows old with students
of biography; Cervantes snd Bhakspesre are as delightful
after three hundred years as when their immortal works
wer flrit published, and every generation has furnished
authors worthy of being read by ail generations.
Each successful author is unique. Take past writers of
American literature as examples. Irving, Cooper and Haw
thorne have had no successors In tbelr own special fields.
Bcott, Thackeray, Dickens, George Eliot and Charles
Reads among tie English novelists of ths past century
have not been excelled or even duplicated In the present.
The children of those who derived pleasure snd Instruc
tion from these writers while living will find equal profit
and delight in their perusal now that they are dead.
"King's Treasures" Is what Ruskln has fitly named collec
tions of books that have survived Time's winnowing proc
ess; and these books cannot be made too cheap, plentiful
or accessible. Philadelphia Bulletin.
Wealth and Notional Stamina.
XPENSIVB houses, rich furnishings, costly
sports, extravagant entertainments, criminally
expensive hotels and the like, everybody sees
and knows about; and there are Americans
who have a seals of living that would put the
1ti mn aF niAit nftiAr wtiinH4oa ahamat T-tiit
taTreuf question Is not whether ths amount of unnecessary
or even vulgar expenditure be large, but whether such ex
penditure vitiates taste, induces to idleness, snd encour
ages vice. The only fair answer Is thst there is as large a
proportion of idle and vicious among ths poor or the well-to-do
as among the rich. Most American men have occu
pations, sud most of them have engrossing occupations.
But there is probably s larger proportion of American
women who suffer from Idleness than there waa a genera
tion ago, and the chief social danger from great wealth is
the danger to women. Yet there comes up from the humbler-social
levels into the ranks of well-to-do life so many
robust and well balanced young women of every genera
tion that those who are spoiled by fortune are, in com
parison, Inconsiderable.
Our democracy reinforces Itself with a safe and vigor
ous womanhood, even more surely than with energetic
manhood. If all the women In the United States between
the ages of 18 and 40 could be appraised by the best stand
ard of womanhood, they would show such an advance
over their 'mothers as could perhaps cot be shown by any
preceding generation of men or women since civilisation
began. Tbey owe much of it not to excessive wealth, but
to the well-diffused prosperity that they have enjoyed.
And excessive wealth and all Its evils are, after all, only
anfortunate incidents of this diffused prosperity. The
World s Work.
Parental Responsibility For Spoiled Children.
NE of the saddest of sights Is a spoiled child.
Seeing such a child one almost, revolts against
the system that leaves the young in the care
of their parents, however unfit those parents
may be for tbelr Important responsibilities.
There are incompetent parents in all stations
of society, but It would seem, from casual observation, that
the poor are really wiser and firmer parents than the rich.
Poor people perforce must discipline their children and
keep them well In hand. The children of the poor muat
be taught to help themselves, to work about the house, to
practice thrift. Fortunately the majority of poor parents
in this country appreciate the value of education, and they
end their young to the neighboring public or private
school even though doing so cost them much pinching and
labor. Between being disciplined at home and knocked
Tear In, Year Out, It Beats Produc
tion of Precious Metals.
Russia Is the largest seller of aggs
In the world. She sells to foreign coun
tries 150,000,000 dozen egjs nearly ev
ery year. In 1808 she sent abroad 1,
75,000,000 eggs; in 1897, 1.737.000.000,
and In 1808 1,831,000,000. Her sales
are all the time increasing.
China Is supposed to be the largest
producer of eggs in the world. There
Is no such thing as statistics of poultry
products in China, but there are over
100,000,000 persona in that empire who
are very fond of eggs; it takes a good
many eggs to supply them. The hum
blest farm hut has hens In plenty,
and they do their best to supply the
demand. There Is little doubt - that
China takes the cake as an egg pro
ducer. Her entire supply is usually
consumed at home, though she some
times manages to spare a few for Jap
anese consumers.
Great Britain is the largest buyer of
eg go has even a larger per capita con
sumption, or an average of 1,5S 1,643
crates a year. Truly the egg Industry
is a great business; snd when we con
of current lltera-
la the great win-
' sai
4t m .:stt
4 -k iL.l
States surfers annually from forest fires, and the yearly
loss averages between $20,000,000 and $60,000,000. The
forest fires which swept over New England In the early
part of this summer will make ths loss this year large
perhaps bring it up to the maximum.
Tbls loss of- timber by forest fires Is an actual loss
wealth goes up In smoke and is vanished forever. New
trees grow to tske the place of the old ones burned, but
the value of those destroyed is blotted out from the na
tion's wealth. Taking the average annual loss In the last
twenty years to be $30,000,000, it means thst the country
has been the loser ef $600,000,000 In that time. Though
this loss has been going en year after year ever since the
settlement of the country in fact, waa going on before Its
settlement no systematic attempt to prevent It has been
made except in the States of New York, Pennsylvania and
The danger arising from the deforesting ef the great
watersheds by the axe of the woodman has received a con
siderable share of popular attention, and ths checking ef it
is one of the tasks set before the Bureau of Forestry. In
vestigation and study have been actively at work In that
direction, but the matter of preventing fires has been en
tirely neglected heretofore by the general governmnt. which
now proposes to take the matter up from the beginning
and study it thoroughly. It Is true that in the national
forest reserves there has been for some time a patrol sys
tem, charged, among other duties, with reporting and fight
ing fires, but no general principles have been laid down
and no valuable data gathered from which to work. New
York Press.
sider it in connection with the broilers,
spring chickens, tough and tender, and
roosters we consume, the poultry in
terests assume prodigious proportions.
The total value of the poultry and
eggs we produced ln the last census
year was $281,178,247. Tho Industry
was worth more than all the cattle
and hogs we slaughtered. It was
worth more than the wueRt crcp of
twenty -eight States and territories;
and the value of our eggs, alone was
higher than . thst of the combined gold
and silver product of the United States
in any year since 1S50, except la 1890,
when the precious metals exceeded the
eggs by $9,418,125. ,
"Xhe Weaker Hex "
The women who are attempting to
run a big hotel for women In New
York are solving some Interesting prob
lems. The hotel is railed the Martha
Washington, and the intention of the
management was to run it entirely
with women, as well as for w'omen.
Little by little the male sex has been
encroaching, not because men were
especially anxious to work there,- but
because the women could not do with
out them.
First of all, the girl "bell boys" had
to go, because the women could not
"make them mind." Boys were ln
stalled. They obey orders, but -do not
stay long, because, they say, "the wom
en are nutty."
The head woman waiter could not en
force discipline among the women
waiters.. And so a man had to under
take the Job. It was also found that
carrying the soiled dishes from dining
room to kitchen was too heavy for
women. Men were put In to do this.
Finally the rest of the girls struck and
tbelr places were filled with men.
How Is It that women won't "mind"
women? Would a regiment of amazont
have to be officered by men? St Louis
Post Dispatch,
Scotland's Great Canal.
Plans for the construction of a ship
csnsl between the Firth of Forth, on
the east side of Scotland, across to
the River Clyde, on the west, have
been definitely arranged, aays ths New
York Times. The canal will cost $50,
000,000, but powerful support Is ex
pected from the British government
One ef the great engineering features
of tbs scheme will be the carrying of
ths canal through the high ground
near the Loch Lomond end. Frequent
passing places will be made.
An Indication ot ths saving ia dis
tance that would be effected by the
canal will be gained from the follow
ing figure: From the C'yde to ports
on the east coast of Scotland, north
about a good deal by their playmates, the children of the
poorer families grow up pretty well broken, having a
proper self-respect but not unbearably conceited or selfish
or vain.
Rich parents sre prone to Indulge their children. What
with nurses, governesses, fine clothes, ponies and every toy
he cries for, the little son of the millionaire la very likely
to grow up In the notion that the world was made for his'
special use and pleasure, and that the business of sll other
people is to stand about awaiting and obeying orders from
him. There sre, of course, plenty of wealthy families In
which the children are not spoiled, but the conditions
make the parental duty really more difficult and perilous lu
an environment of wealth than in poor surroundings.
Ban Francisco Bulletin.
To Tight forest Tires).
EW realize what an Immense loss the United
States suffers each year through the destruc
tion of timber by fires. In Oregon and Wash
ington last year $20,000,000 of timber was de
stroyed by fire In two weeks. From Maine to
Pnrret Rmnrl Arf Hmhi r-artAn In th TTnltA
Vacation Advice.
ORB attention should be given to relaxation
and rest, especially in the home circle. Noth
ing has ever been found better for exhausted
nature than sleep. Vacationists should not
overlook this Important fact The stay-at-homes,
who enjoy short trios and return to
their own comfortable beds at night can congratulate
themselves on securing needed rest. Wise tourists plan
to get all the sleep they require. This class believe In the
advice of the famous writer, Dr. J. G. Holland, who once
said on this. topic;
"Sleep is a thing thst bells have no more business to
Interfere with than with prayers and sermons. Ood Is re
creating us. We are as unconscious as we were before we
were born; and while He holds us there, feeding anew the
springs of life and Infusing fresh fire Into our brains and
preparing us for the work of another day, the pillow la as
sacred as a sanctuary. -
"If any fanatic has made you believe that It is good
for you to be violently wskened from yoor sleep at an
early hour, and to go out Into the damp, raw air, morning
after morning, with your fast unbroken and your body un
fortified by the stimulus of food, forget him and his coun
sels and take the full measure of your rest When yon
get your breakfast take your exercise If you have time, or
wait until a later hour iu the day. Just at much labor
can be accomplished in ten hours ai In fourteen, with more
efficiency and leas fatigue, when reat and bodily exercise
are properly taken." Boston Globe.
east of England and northwest of En
rope, the distance saved would be from
529 miles to 238 miles. From th
Firth of Forth to ports on the west
coast of Scotland, northwest of Eng
land, Ireland, America and the Med
iterranean the distance saved would
be from 487 to 141 miles. From Tyne
ports to the St Lawrence river the dis
tance saved would be 150 miles. From
the west of Britain and northeast of
Ireland to middle western ports of the
continent the distance saved would be
from 377 to 98 miles.
A Common Weakness.
Dr. Joseph Le Conte waa an author
Ity, recognized by the world at large,
on the science of vision. One day, says
the New, York Tribune, be was show
ing a class how to detect the blind
spot In the human eye. He took two
coins snd held them, one ln each band,
before him on the table.
"Look at both of these steadily," said
he, "and gradually move them ln op
posite directions Presently they will
pass beyond the range of vision; That
Is due to the blind spot. Continue the
movement, and the coins will sgaln
emerge to view."
Then the philosopher snd naturalist
bad his little Joke. "I ou can experi
ment for yourself at home," said he.
"But If you are unsuccessful, try some
other object Instead of a coin. Some
people have no blind spot for money."
Oil Omemmp'loo.
For many months the oil consump
tion of the world hss exceeded the
production, for which reason financiers
and merchants have feared a possibl
exhaustion of the oil fields. Reports
published ln 'the Msnual of Statistics
however, show sn extensive decrees
ln the stock of crude petroleum ln ths
greatest of all American fields, Penn
sylvania, within the last two years snd
figures of equal authority Indicate thai
for months ths consumption of oil from
Pennsylvania and West Virginia welli
has been very largely in excess ot
production. The stock of crude Penn
sylvanla petroleum above ground in
December, 1900, was 13.174,717 barrels
while ln December, 1003, the amonnl
thus stored was only 5,699,127 barrels
CeJI for Sympathy.
First Bachelor I trUh I could writs
a decent letter of condolence.
m T. -l 4,
Diwtiii omcoeror somi one yoi
snow oeaoi
"No. Irgd. "-Detroit Free Pre,
When we visit la the country, wi
like a hostess' disappearance to bs
followed immediately by the sound el
chickens squawking b the bsck yard,
Successor to K. L. Smith,
Oldest EaMUlitied 11 oat ia Ike vaUey.l -
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots and Shoes,
Flour and Feed, etc.
This old-established house will eon-'
tinue to pay cash for sll its goods; it
pays no rent; it employ a cierk, tut
does not have to divide with a partner.
All dividends are made with customers
in the way of reasonable prices.
Posts, Etc.
Davenport Bros.
Lumber Co.
Have opened an office in Hood River.
Call aud get prices and leave orders,
which will be promptly filled.
Published Every Thursday
$1.60 A YEAR.
AdvertiHing, 50 cents per inch, sipgle
column, per month; one-half inch or
less, 25 rents. Heading notices, 6 cents
a line each insertion. '
THE GLACIER prints all the local
news fit to print.
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you may know that others see it.
Connecting at Lyle, Wash., with
Columbia River & Northern Railway Co.
WahViacut. Daly, Centervllle, Ooldendale and
all Klickitat Valley points. t
Steamers leave Portland dally (except Sun
day) 7 a. m , connecting- with (J. R, di N. trams
at Lyle 6:15 p. iu. lor Ooldendale, arrivea The
Dalles 6 : p. m.
steamer leaves The Dalles dally (except Sun
day)7:8u a. m.
C. K. & N. tralna leaving Goldendale :1S a,
m. connect! with this meamer (or Portland, ar
riving Portland 6 p.m.
The uteamera Dallei City and Bailey Oatcert
leave Portland 7 a. m, TuewlayaThuradeyiajid
Hatnrdaya; leave The Mallei 7 a. m. Monday.,
WedneHilayi and Fridaya. Round trip tlcketa
between these points 50 cents. Clood on steam
ers "Bailey Uatzert" and "Dulles City" only,
attlrding an excellent opportunity to view the
magnificent scenery of the Columbia river,
Excellent meals served on all steamers. Fine
accommodations for teams and waaons.
For detailed information of rales, berth res
ervations, connections, etc., write or call on
nearest agent. H.C, Campbell,
Uen. otllce, Portland, Or. Manager.
Beele & Morse Agents, Hood River, Or.'
Shoit LINE
AND Union Pacific
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v" Porttsnl, Or. ""'
Chicago 8H Lake, Denver, 4:j. aa.
Portland Ft. VYorth.Omaha,
r-pecial Kansas City, 81.
:20 a. m. Louis.CuicsgoaQd
via East.
A t'antle Bt. Paul Fast Mail. 10 :S0 a. sv
1:15 p.m.
Hun tin j ton.
Ft. Paul Atlantic Express. 7.lia.sa.
Fast Mall
1:10 p. m. -
No Change of Cars.
Lowest Rates. Quickest Time.
tWp.av All sailing data l;Ma.BV
subject to ohnga
For Ban Francisco
Sail svery t dart
Dally Celmkla llrsr S 00b.es.
Ex. Sunday ScMmers. Ex. Sunday
Faturday Te Astoria and Way
U.W p. m. Landiofa,
e m. WHumefle Brer. 110 a. aa.
Hon., Wed. Tuee The
and Frt Salem, Indepea- itU.
1 donee, Corrallls
and wayUadlufs.
t ote m. TaahM It-ear. 4 Mb. a.
Toes.. Thur. uom rt4,
I md Sal OrefoaCtty.DayioB aadfrt.
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