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: P r- I' JAPANESE AND C083ACK8 BATTLE WHILE THE ARTILLERY OK Th battle of Wa-Fang kau waa at that which raa-ed around Nanslinn which the mind of man can well conceive. When the engagement waa at Japaneae were In deadly and desperate struggle tremendoua thuuderator time the artillery of heaven mlngiea with that or earth in aeaiening an aeemed to be rent asunder with the awful reverberatloni and the play of LIFE. Give me the strength and height Of glorious lire The dazzling light, The straining and the strife, Love, passion, hope, la their dlvlnest scop High winds on mighty , Not sheltered bay; The storm that fraes Wild torrents, grett and gay With sudden power, Not the soft spring-time shower. And If the storm should kill, The torrsnt drown Be be it still. Still let me snatch the crown Life has to give, And cry, but once, I live! f Harper's Magazine. FIVE yeara before, when Bolomon Green had aaked Ttrzab Hitch cock to become the second Mr. Green, ahe had tartly refused the hon or. "I ain't much of a beauty," ahe bad told nlm, "but no warmed-over af fection fur me, thank you, Solomon Green.' Solomon haft reasoned all In vain. "Why, Tlnah," be pleaded, "It ain't M waye natural fur wlmmen to live lone. Every mornln' your chlmbly la the furat thing I look at, an' If I waan't to see the smoke a-comln out of It, I'd be scared to death thlnkln' you waa robbed, or killed, or auntbin'. 'Whit'i the ua In ua keepln' up two bouses, when one would do Jeat a welir Btnce that time the two had hardly irhanirl a dozen word. Solomon bad not married, neither had Tiraah rwi now on the night before her for tleth birthday, she sat looking around bar orderly little borne with the most desolate feeling at her heart ahe bad known for yeara. would be ber birthday Mechanically ah bad gone through a few preparation for that rather du ,!.,. fMtlval. The smallest hen from her flock waa curled up ready for roasting Inside the same pan In which her bene had been roasted for tne last rtn vaara. A s-reen appl pie aat on the pantry ahelf beelde a aour cream pice cake, while plate of mealy tarta waa waiting patiently the filling of grape Jelly to be sneire ou me mor row. NTr before, at that season of the year, had Ttrah' hens been laying so well. Her cow had never been known to five ao Urge a yield of milk. There were three new Kittens m uie uh.kbi hahiiM the kitchen stove, and ber ca nary bird waa the loudest singer In all the village. But for an mis urian WIS not Mtlefled. She had heard that day that the widowed cousin, who usually kept house for Solomon Green, bad unex pectedly married. Of course, this was nothing to Tir ah, but still here she sniffed two or three times, and then, without a par ticle of explanation to the astonished ett, who had come forth demanding her allowance of milk, aat down in her cane-aeated rocker and burnt out cry ln. For five mlnutea ahe cried, and then ahe dropped ber apron and looked amlltilr about. A thought intruded Itself upon her which aha considered In the light or secret crime. Over and over sgnln, despite herself, ahe rehearsed Nolo mon's's proposal; each word as It had been spoken, until, suddenly, like the handwriting upon the wall, there stood forth these words: "Every morning your chlmbly Is the first thing I look t " Had be meant It? Did he still turn his eyes with the coming of the morn ing light down the little hill which lay between them? Did her lonely chim ney still claim bla thougthful care? Five minute later the dark plot was formed, and Miss Tlnah was hurrying bout her preparations for the night with cbeeka that burned with fires she had thought long since gone out for ever. The following morning more aston ished creature there could not be than were the kittens, cat, cow, bona and canary of Miss Tlnah Hitchcock. Something, certain v. had sons wronir. 81s o'clock cam, and the stable door yru not opened by the brisk mistress BATTLE IN A THUNDERSTORM, OF EARTH. one of lb bloodiest In the Ruaso-Jap hill, In which 4,000 Japanese reii, a Half-past alx, and still no fire In the kitchen stove. Seven o'clock, nd no breakfast yet for the mistress and her Indignant dependents. Loud and angry rose the protest of Brlndle from her snug stall, while the old cat and canary did their beet to stir things up Inside. Meanwhile, bidden by the parlor cur tains, crouched Miss Tlnah, wrapped in huge red and green shawl, her heart fluttering between shame and dread, while her eyea watched with fevered anxiety the house just up the hill. Oh, how pitifully foolish now looked tier deep-laid scheme, when faced in the broad light of day. Of course, be bad forgotten, yeara go, to watch ber chimney. What waa It to him now, whether ahe had fire or not? She would go this very minute and build It Sbe Why, what was that? Some one was coming out of Solomon' front door. Some one why, It was Solomon himself, creeping forth as if he had Just been engaged In stealing hie own spoons and waa now making off with them to place of hiding. Where was he going T The heart of Tlnah stood still for one long and nerve-destroying second. then it went on again with such ham mering and commotion beneath the red and green ahawl that less plucky woman would bar fled for the cam phor bottle on the Instant Solomon was coming down the hill straight toward ber tiny borne. Com ing, it Is true, not aa the conqueror come, with bold and martial tread, but after a timid, slinky fashion of a man who had had his last timid advances in that direction scorned. When It was certain past all shadow of doubt that he waa coming Into the bouae, Tlrsah, the crafty creature. betook heraelf to the cane-seated rock er, where, wrapped to the chin la the big shawl, ahe waited with palpitating heart for the timid knock which at length sounded on the door. "Come In," she then called, feebly, at which the door was opened cautious ly, Inch by Inch, until the entire fig ure of the middle-aged lover was dl closed to view. At the light of Ttraah, bundled up and In the armchair, all of hi healta tlon vanished. "Why, Tlnah, are you took Ick?" cam In the loud, cheery voice which had not Bounded In the room for Ave yean paat. "An' It' cold enough in here to freeze the balr off a dog" back. Let me tlx you a fire." In a tew moments a cheerful fire wa roaring up the chimney. To be sure, Uiere were more chip on the floor than Miss Tlnah would have scat tered In a twelvemonth, and the cat waa aptttlng out her Indignation In a remote corner over an Injury done ber sleek tall by the heavy boot of Miss Tlnah' new fireman. Tlriflih, however, noticed neither the chips nor the anger of her cat Not redder than her cbeeka waa the bias ing Are, for Solomon had taken cour age and was sitting beside her, Inquir ing kindly when shs "waa took," and if be shouldn't go and "fetch the doc tor?" 'You see, Tlnah," he said, with a MOVING TARGET ADOPTED tirr1 , German army officers nave adopted new moving target In order to test the number of successful bits msds by a force of riflemen upon body of charging cavalry target has been invented which consists of number of life-size figures painted on movable screen. This screen 1 connected with an Immense beam securely faatened to the ground. By means of ropes passed over pulley. Inserted In the beam, the target 1 attached to team of horses. Th team la then set at full gallop, thereby drawing the target nearer to the beam, the Infantry firing meanwhile, Th troop hav devel oped great efficiency In marksmanship. . & mm. ! 15 4- V HEAVEN MINGLED WITH THAT a nese war, with the possible exception nd waa one of the most terrorizing lta height and the Cossack and m broke over the acene, and for a d demoralizing confusion. The heaven . lightning was vivid and blinding. guilty laugh, "I alien look at your chlmbly the fust thing In the mornln' I've kinder got Into the habit I know you don't like It, but eh why, Tlnah, woman, whatever all ye?" "Solomon," chied Tirzah, and ahe al most screamed It In ber excitement, "I I do like It I oh, Solomon I didn't build Are purpose." And Solomon He rose then and there and kissed her! Housekeeper. TONS OP BRIGHT GEMS. The World's Supply of Diamonds Weighs 0,000,000 Cerate. , It U estimated that the total world production of diamonds up to date ap proximate 8,000,000 carats, say the Baltimore American. Aa we are not In the habit of weighing our diamonds by the ton, we are In aome doubt con cerning the proper system of compu tation, whether troy or avoirdupois, long ton or short ton. According to the system used by those who do weigh their diamond In ton quanti ties, the result would be In the neigh borhood of twenty or twenty-five ton of sparklen now appearing as factora In the joys and miseries of world which ha substituted diamonds for the bead and wampum of It ances tor. The region coutrHmtlng to this sup ply and the percentage of their con tribution appear a follow: South Africa, 81.8 per cent; Brazil, 18 per cent, and the remaining .0 per cent divided among Borneo, India, New South Wales and British Guiana, with North Arnerlt and Russia aupplytng specimens. The laat two of these countries have furnished Just about enough to equip an opera box for single evening. The deep obligation of society to South Africa la fully appar ent The price of diamond haa been heavily advanced during the last year or two, but It la almply appalling to think what the price would have been without the South African aupply. So clety, American, English and continent al, should dally thank heaven for Klm- berley and Jagersfonteln. We are unable to give the cubic measurement of the total collection, but o far a weight Is concerned, It would make a load for a medium-sized freight ear. One Pleasant Danoe. Mr. Klumsay I danced quite a number of time with Mis Cutting last night Miss Pepprey Yes, she was telling me bow much ahe enjoyed one of the dance. Mr. Klumsay Indeed? Which one was that? Mla Pepprey The one you sat out Philadelphia Press. The Mitn Who Aurauis Business. A sunny man attracts business sue cess; everybody likes to deal with agreeable, cheerful people. We In stinctively shrink from a crabbed, cross, contemptible character, no mat ter how able he may be. We wou'd rather do a little less business or pay a little more for our goods, and deal with an optimist Succcsa. When the aexea hare equal rights will men wear Su.OS millinery creations and kiss each other on the streets? BY THE GERMAN ARMY. ' . - - , J i l V -.V, .' iw " Tift i ( V J S HOW IT FEELS TO BE SHOT AT. Mack More Pleeaarabte than Bcizt the afarksnaaa. "The sensation of shooting at man U peculiar, and, I believe, Is lesj de sirable than that of being ahot at," said man who ha experienced both In the New Orlean Times-Democrat "Juat how to trace the line of demar cation I will leav for ny man who wishes to make an actual experiment The distinction Is little fine, If I mistake not but I know full well that thera is a distinction as well aa a dif ference In the feeling of the man who Is fired on and the1 man who hn fired on some other man. The distinct and separate Idea are presented to begin with. The man fired on thinks of the possible barm In the way of physical pain and Injury, probable death, might have come upon him. The man who baa (hot at another man think of the suffering he might have Inflicted, of his own arrest and of the wounded or dying man, of weeping relatives, of bis own dear ones lamenting bis trouble and of the possible consequence of the act It 1 remarkable with what rapidity the mind takes pictures of the future un der ueh clrcuronn.ces, The blograpb Is slowerilniTrirhlbw of molasses la winter time In comparison to It "My own experience bss taught me that I bad rather be shot at and miss ed than to shoot at another fellow and miss him, because the shock, the fright tn9 trembling and agony and the nervous agitation are Immeasur ably more lntenae and trying In the lat ter caae than In the former. Once 1 was shot at three times. The Instant the ptatol flashed I felt t sort of calm resignation. I knew I could not run away. - That would be open cowardice. I etood still, resigned to my fate. For tunately I wa not hit The expression of my face hardly changed, while my adversary was white and trembling. After be wa led away, almost too weak from agitation to walk, I turned calmly and invited a few friend to take drink. I felt sort of sympa thy for my enemy. On another occa sion I waa so infuriated that I drew pistol and fired Into crowd, not caring who might be hit Let me tell you that the report of my pistol took the nerve out of me. I turned ashen pale and almost fainted. The whole picture I bare described rushed on m In ah Instant Since that time I have always felt that I had rather be th target than the marksman, providing no harm wa don." KING BUILT HI3 OWN CASTLE. Richard Coeur de Leon's Chatean Gall lard Erected In France. In the planning of his castle Rich ard was hi own engineer, and all the experts, headed by M. Vlollet-le-Duc, are agreed that he was very great en gineer. Hla main work, overtopping the precipitous end of the promontory, was In threeparts a donjon, an In closing citadel rising from deep and wide dry fosse an outer court (about 400x225 feet) inclosed by towering ram parts rising from second deep and wide dry fosse, that cut off the end of the promontory and made It In a way an Island. Beyond the second rosse, extending up the slope, waa an outwork a great triangle (about 200 foot from base to apex) of towering ramparts protected by third foss which again severed the promontory. Between the main work and the out work the communication, aeemlngly waa by a wooden bridge that could be destroyed quickly If the outwork wer carried. There waa no trace of a permanent way. Below the cliff on which the fortress stands are remain of outwork covering passage to th river reached from above by t stair way and a tunnel cut In the rock. Aero the river or acros part of It, extended barring line of pile. Richard wa hi own matter work man a well hi own engineer. Gulllaume Le Breton tell that h was among the laborer constantly driv ing them In hla own dashing devil way, and even working with them with his own hand; so fiercely eager waa he to hurry to finish his de fiance of his brother king. Actually, he made a record In caatlebulldlng that atlll hold. The Chateau Galllard wa built (1187-1198) within twelve month; and la hi delight over hi ac complished atone miracle of hast th king cried out Joyfully: "Qu'elle est belle, ma fllle d'un n!" "How beau tiful Is she, my daughter of year!" Harper's Magazine. Strawberries Core Gout. The common condemnation of straw berries a bad for rheumatism la op posed by good medical authority. It 1 aid gouty patients may derive bene fit from their uie, "seeing that the berries' richness In certain salts tend to render the blood alkaline and to lower the acidity of the excretlona." According to analyel recently made, the average composition or tne straw berry is a follow: Percent Water 80.500 Solublt sulta (lac'udiu free acid). 1.1441 Lime and Iron salts.; 0.137 Protsld i O.8O0 Sugar 6.800 Oily mattar 0.154 Cellulose aud seeds 2.463 A strawberry contains greater pro portion of water than does milk, which on the face of It may seem odd, since the strawberry appears to be solid aa compared with milk. As to nutritive value the strawberry- can count for little unless the sugar Is regarded, which amounts to one-half the total solid matter, aa valuable In this re spect The mineral salt of the straw berry contain quite large proportion el potassium, phosphoric acid and Iron, so that the view that an abun dant diet of strawberries may have the effect of tonic la not without some reasonable basis. Tannic acid haa llttl or no action upon the fruit so that the "strawberry tea" la justifi able dletetlcally. Hie Owi Llttl Joke. The literary Hon waa furnishing hi library completely In brown. "And now," b observed, as he sur veyed th finished apartment "I'll have what every one ha heard of but few seen namely," Here he smiled "A browa tudy.M Pittsburg Post First National Bank, Hood River, Or. Capital fully paid up. $25,000.00. Shareholders liability, $25,000.00 Surplus, $5,000. OFFICERS F. 8. Stanley, Vice President. DIRECTORS Bobert Bmlth, Prstldsnt. Robert Smith F. 8. J. C. Aim worth Special Attention LESLIE BUTLER. BUTLER & CO., BANKERS. ESTABLISHED 1000. '. A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED. RESIDENTS OF WASCO COUNTY FOR 22 YEARS. PASHIOIT Livery, Feed CENTRAL MARKET MATES BROS., Proprietors. Dealers in All Kinds of Fresh, Cured and Canned Meats. Headquarters for Vegetables and Fruits. C. L. GILBERT, Proprietor. Mt. Hood Hotel HOOD RIVER, OREGON. Headquarters for Tourists Regular Rates, $1.25 to $2.50 per day. Sbecial Rates by Week or Month. 8tages leave dally for Cloud Cap Inn during July, August and September. C. T. RAWSON. F. H. STANTON HOOD RIVER NURSERY. Stock Grown on .Full Roots. We desire to let our friends and patrons know that for the fall planting we will have and can sup ply in any number Cherry, Pea r,Apricot, Peach& Plum Trees, GRAPES, CURRANTS, BERRY PLANTS, Shade and Ornamental Trees. Also, all the standard varieties of apple trees. Can supply the trade with plenty of Newtown, Spitzen berg and Jonathan apple trees: RAWSON & STANTON, Hood River, Or. SNOW & UPSON, General Blacksmiths and Wagonmakers, FINE HORSESHOEING A SPECIALTY. Manufacturers of the Crescent supplies constantly on the West ALEX. STEWART DEALER IN General Merchandise. Long Dlatance Telephone Office. Bubsorlp tlons received fur the U lacier. M0SIER, OREGON J. F. STRANAHAN, Architect Of 25 years' experience. Will fur nish plans and specifications for all kinds of buildings. Strictly up to date. Located at Hood River. J. HEMEREL & SONS, Contractors and Builders Hood River, Or. J7CREKA MEAT MARKET, McGUIRE BROS., Props. Pesters In Fresh and Cured Meats, Lard, Poultry, KrulU and Vegetable.. FREE DELIVERY. PHONE 36 DR. A. F. ROWLEY, DENTIST. Office over Rowley A Co.'s Pharmacy, Hood River Heights. Wednesdays. Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays. Phone 961. J"HE O. K. BARBER SHOP Rsunell A Re. Prop.. Between J. E. Rand's and K '. rlg-M'. girlctljr first clus. 8ll fecik a ( taruilY'd. IIS-OCSTAIS HOME CAMP No S.469, R. N. a 14 Mrt. .t K. ol P hall on th. aecoud aud rourta rnaaj 01 earn nionin. i . liw- Jos, Oracle. Has. ELLa DtKm, Recorder. X. 0. Blanchar, Cashier Stanley F. H. Hopkins I. L. Smith Given to Collections. TRUMAN BUTLER. STABLE. and Draying. STRANAHANS & BAQLEY. Horses bought, sold or exchanged. Pleasure parties can secure first-clas rig. Spe cial attention given to moving Furniture and Pianos. , We do everything horses can do. HOOD RIVER, OREGON1. C. F. GILBERT, Manager. & Commercial Travelers Brand of Tools. Full line of hand. Best Plow Man in HOOD KIVER. OREGON. FREDFRICK & ARNOLD, CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS Estimate furnished on all kinds of work BELIEU & REA, Contractors & Builders. W-Plaw awd Estimates Fphihshid- COX & WALLIN Contractors and Builders Ilans and Estimate Fcbnisrid. E. A. SOULE, Contractor and Builder. Plans and Estimates Furnished Upon Application. dl McDonald &Hcnrich Dealers la FARM MACHINERY, VEHICLES BICYCLES MM 2sa Cultivators, Sprynd Well Pump Wind Hills, Gasoline Eng's rtiBmntnit f V. . v-" nasea, oil knd iS'wii? FuhlB TMk1' Hercules Stump Powdtf GEO. P. CROVELL, rBucreHor to E. L. Smith, Oldest KasabUabed Uuiu. In the TSllef. DEALER IN Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes, Hardware, Flour and Feed, etc. Tbi old-established house will con tinue to pay cash for all its goods; it pay no rent; it employ cierk. but doe not hav to divide with partner. All dividend are made with customer in the way of reasonable price. Lumber Wood, Posts, Etc. Davenport Bros. Lumber Co. Have opened an office in Hood River. Call and get prices and leave orders, which will be promptly filled. D EUGHTFUL ROUTS AYIilGHT RIDE IZZY CRAGS KEP CANONS A GOLDEN 0PF0RTUNITY See Nature In an ner glorious peauir, and then the acme ol man', handiwork. The tlrst t found alonr ihe line of the Denver 4 Bio Ciramte Railroad, the lat ter at the 8t. Louis Fair. Vour trip will be one of pleasure make the most of It. For Information and illustrated lit erature write W. C HcBRIDE, Gen. Aft.. Portland, Oregon B ON TON BARBER SHOP L. C. HAYNES, Paor. The place to get an easy shave, an up-to-date hair cut, and to enjoy the luxury of a porcelain bath tub. jyj E. WELCH, THE VETERINARY SURGEON. lias returned to Hood River and 1. prepared to do any work In the veterinary line. He can be found by calling at or phoning to Clarke's drug store. MILWAUKEE NURSERIES We have 60X00 Yellow Newton Flppln and BpiUenberg Apple Trees, also a general va rtety of Fruit Trees for sale for ibe coming eeason, and we are going to sell them at reasonable pi Ices. Our Trees are II rat class and True to Name. Grafted on whole roots, with scions lare lully selected from some of the best btar lng orchards In Hood Kiver Valley. Bend for prices to MILWAUKEE NURSERIES Milwaukee, Oregon - F. E. STRONG Local Agent N. B. HARVEY. Proprietor Oregon Shoit Line Union Pacific AND O i 0 BSTIM T,"E SCHEDULE . P.rtland. Or. Chicago Salt Lake, Denver, : Portland Ft, Worth.Omaha, Mcial Kansas City, 8t. liSHa. OL Louls.Chlcagtand via Kasb Huntington. Atlantis It. Paul Fast Mali. 10:Ua.aa, press (:U p.B. via TuUngtoo. It Pal Atlantis Ixpraaa. rue. a Fast Mall tpokaa 70 HOURS PORTLAND TO CHICAGO No Change of Cars. Lawast Rates. Quickest Tub. OCEAN AND RIVER SCHEDULE VBOI PORTLAND. ' M.Sk All sailing data. iN f. ss, subjeol to ehaug. For Baa Francisco , aUsvery a days Dally C.hHakls River fla.a. Is. Sunday gleaners. Ex. Sundae :Mj.m. atnrday Ts Astoria and Way I; . sa. Landings, itta.a. WlllaaMtts Rlisr. in. Men., Wed. Tuee ; Thau ad frt, Balam, Indepen- aat.. dene, Corvallla ' sad way landings. ta.aa. TsatklR River. 4:Ma.ea. twm-l I"- Mob., Wad, aadkat, Oregon City, Dayton sad Frt. and way landings. Lt. tlparia teaks River. Lv.L.aiata :oa.a. S0ua.se. Kelly eio.pt Rtperla to Lewlaton Lsllr.io.a4 saraay Friday. A. L, CRAIG, General Paasenret innt Paetluaio. T. J. IINNA1KD, Agent, Hood Kiver.