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THE DOVER NEW3.
1. W. Simpson, Editor.
England's Task in India.
Rightly to appreciate the nature of
England's task we must first free our
minds from the common Impression
that India is like China, lor instance,
one great nationality, declares James
M. Hubbard in the Atlantic. It is a
continent rather than a country, larger
than all Europe with the exception of
Russia, and having all the continental
varieties of surface and climate from
the perpetual snows of the Himalaya*
to the tropical plains of Madras. Of
the diversities of the inhabitants one
may form some conception from the
fact that the traveler from Bombay
to Calcutta passes in a thousand miles
through a region inhabited by peoples
differing more in race, religion and
habits of life than he sees in going
twice the distance from Constantino-
ple to London. The Indians are di-
vided into 14 distinct races, speaking
147 different languages and dialects,
and are separated as much by creeds
and customs as by mountain range*,
vast forests, trackless deserts and
great rivers. Some idea of the extent
of what may be termed their political
divisions may be gained from the fact
that in addition to the 259 districts or
units of administration in the prov-
inces under the direct control of the
English there are 680 native or feuda
lory states under their own rulers,
varying in extent from a few square
miles to a territory larger than Great
Britain. While on the 5.700 miles of
frontier separating Indian from Af
ghanistan and Central Asia live hun-
dreds of wild tribes given to heredi-
x \ A TALE OT THE BUILDERS
Another instance of refusal to serve
a man wearing the uniform of the
United Slates navy has come to light,
this time in a Philadelphia restaurant.
The occurrence of such episodes is not
only much to be deplored, but is puz-
zling. says the Philadelphia ledger.
One is impelled to ask for what reason
the wearer of a uniform, indicating
his connection with an honorable serv
Ice, 1b subject to Blight and insult?
The right of the keeper of a public
house to exclude from his premises
any disorderly person is not ques-
tioned. Hla right to exclude the well-
behaved sailor or marine should be
questioned sharply. The physical and
moral requirements of candidates for
the navy are bo hlglf that the success-
ful applicants make up a superior
body of citizens. The manner in which
they conduct themselves was shown
in the cruise of the Atlantic fleet.
Mr. Asqulth's name first became
known throughout England not in his
parliamentary capacity, but as a law-
yer. His success at the bar attracted
the attention of Sir Charles Russell,
later to be raised to the chief justice-
ship as Lord Russell of Killowen. It
was in 1889, at the time of the Parnell
commission, that at Sir Charles Rus-
sell's request, ho became associated
with him as junior counsel. Hy a lucky
stroke it devolved upon him to con-
duct the cross-examination of John
Macdonald, manager of the Times.
This he accomplished in such a mas-
terful manner as to win the universal
plaudits of friends and opponents
alike. His first reward came in the
following year, when he was made
queen's counsellor. From that time
on he was a marked man among the
Most of the recent news ahout
Venezuela has not been pleasant read-
ing. Here Is an exception. La Guaira,
a Venezuelan town, was stricken with
bubonic plague. Short-sighted "busi-
ness interests" required that the news
be suppressed. The board of health
drew up a document declaring the
sanitary condition of the town to be
perfect, and asked the foreign consuls
to sign it. The American consul had
backbone enough to refuse to lie. A
Venezuelan physician who reported
cases of the plague was put in jail for
so doing. But thanks to him and the
American, the truth could not be sup-
pressed, and the town was quaran-
tined by the Venezuelan government.
A minister in Philadelphia advo-
cates the extermination of the weak-
lings, calling them victims of civiliza-
tion. This revival of the old pagan
doctrine of the sacrifice of the weak
to the strong is progress In a circle.
When modern civilization has pro-
gressed to its apparently highest point,
there are always some theorists to
propose a return to primitive condi-
tions and evolving all over.
From 1C64 to the present day there
have been only seven vicars of Wins-
ford, England, the present incumbent.
Prebendary Anderson, having just
reached his fiftieth year of service,
and being still active enough to look
after all the affairs of his parish.
It speaks well for progress in the
Philippines when provinces there save
up money for the erection of schools.
Bulacan province has $.j,000 on hand
for a trade school and onlv asks tht
Insular government for a like sum.
The story op# n during: a trip of the
'Overland Mail" through the Rocky
| mountains "I'ncle Billy" stag*
driver. Alfred Vln< ent. a young man. and
PhtiMas Cadwallader. Introduced They
come a« r i&a the remain* of a massacre,
loafer at Anthony h station they And the
redsIJns have carried tli ir deatrurtlve
work ther slso. Stella Anthony, datagh-
t -r of Anthony, keeper of station. Is In-
troduced. Anthony has been killed.
Vln< ent Is assigned his work In unearth-
ing plans of ent-mlfii of railroad. biting
built. Vincent visits town where railroad
men are working on the road and receives
token of esteem from Stella The old
stage driver ilidd— to work clou to
town In order thai he may he able to
keep fatherly watch over the young
woman She Is engaged as a tutor fof
Viola Bernard, daughter of hotel land-
lady Vincent visits society circles of en-
emies of thu Ceniral Pacific railroad and
lesrns their r-ts. He returns to Stella,
each showing slgiiH of h ve for the other.
Phlneas Cadwallader. pushing a railroad
opposing Central Pacific, reaches mining
town. She writes to Alfred Vincent his
boast. Plying hl« attentions Cadwallader
Insults her and she la rescued by Gideon,
her father's servant In turn he proposes
I marriage, is rejected, leaves her declaring
J he will return the sort of a man she will
love Vincent "shows up" San Francisco
and Washoe road and is praised by gov-
ernor and heads of Central Pacific. Be-
ing known us agent of C. P. he decides
to retire to position of a brakeman for a
short time Stella he.trs from her lover.
Gideon and of his phenomenal success.
Kinds letter of Importance Involving plans
of opposition r>ad "Cnde Billy" returns
in terrible suffering from long mountain
trip Plot to destroy company's ship
Flora Is unearthed and Incriminating evi-
dence against Cadwallader on charge of
wire tapping Is also found, the letters
found by Stella being deciphered by
Brakeman Alfred Vincent, who arrives
Alfred stretched his weary legs and
went out Into the cool evening. The
day had been stressful and a bed
would have been welcome. Yet Stella!
He looked Into the overhead blue and
saw a young moon that might last till
"A light night? I can ride fast and
do it by 9:30," he said to himself with
sudden cheer. "Stella!"
A hasty snack at a nondescript res-
taurant, a fresh horse and he was
again in the saddle, following the
stage track westward, re-riding the
miles that he might have an hour with
Stella—dear Stella, who hud discov-
ered the plot and whose service to hu-
manity and to the Central Pacific Rail-
road company might never be known
to more than Alvin and himself.
"Our Banner Shall Float Red."
George Gregory urged his horse to
a gallop over the rough path that
skirted the long string of ties—ties
that had waited many days for iron.
The noon hour was on. At all the
camps men and beasts were feeding.
The superintendent look letters and
dispatches that met him as he dis-
mounted, and, passing his bridle to
the man in waiting, went to the lee
side of the dining tent to read them
before eating. One after another he
glanced over yellow slips, tore open
"No iron yet. 'Flora* detained,"
he read, and groaned as he thought of
bare ties, and the 50 miles still far
Snatches of low table talk came to
Gregory, fitful straws on gusts that
swoop along the track of labor, con-
trary to the steadier gales of capital.
"The Union Pacific ain't doin*
nothin' neither; failed in their con-
tracts," ono voice said.
"If that company can't build a rail-
road next door to cheap food, cheap
iron, good forage and a Hat country,
what do these C. P. fellers expect to
do against a wall of rock standing on
edge a mile an' a half high?"
"Yes; an' 40 feet of snow on top of
that," a third added.
"An' thar's the Iron—not enough to
be had, no ships to tote it, an' 20,000
miles to come."
The superintendent heard, though
eye and mind were reading letters.
He though of the delayed "Flora."
and pain stabbed sharper at his tem-
A shuffling inside warned the super-
intendent that the meal was nearly
finished. He moved off a little that
the men might not guess themselves
overheard; scrutinized them keenly as
they filed out and sought here or there
a sheltered spot for pipe or chew be-
fore the short respite ended.
The superintendent went inside and
ate sparingly of the coarse food, di-
gestion losing it i fight to the over-
wrought brain. Why could not the din-
ner time critics, with all their know-
ings. have gained yet a few other
facta? Land jobbers and stock specu-
lators held the Union Pacific fran-
chise by the throat, dallied with the
work, cheated their contractors. These
cheated in turn, making their cuts
narrow and ragged, their fills loose
aud brush padded, starving their men
and failing with their time limit. No
wonder United States commissioners
refused the road!
But the men of pick *nd shovel—•
men upon whom, then as now. depends
the success of all contests with na- |
ture—saw only the bare fact, failure.
And failure in the east meant, doubly,
failure in the west!
A second time Gregory read a San
Francisco newspaper clipping in-
closed in a letter from the treasurer:
"The Central Pacific company can
never build on time as long as the
present owners cuutrol the Sacra-
mento Valley road. That little link,
with its Freeport connection, and its
arms outreached to Mcl^ane's road go-
ing east from Placerville, will put the
iron horse to the Btate line long before
Stanford can .nake good his bluff at
his time limit. The tate and the na-
tional governmei t should hail McLane
and his associates as their saviors
from a monstrous steal."
"That's the cussed stuff that works
like slow poison among the men, ma-
king sight crooked and brains mag
goty," Gregory thought aloud as he
went to a rude kit for paper and pen.
He wrote steadily for an hour, handed
letters and dispatches to a messenger
and was off again.
Hiding west to the end of the rails
two hours later he rounded the elbow
of a small hill and came upon a gang
of track layers working alone, the fore-
man being hidden by a second sharp
turn. For a moment the men did not
know themselves watched. Some were
resting on their hammer handles, some
snatching a surreptitious smoke, while
low Joke and dialogue ran lazily
around. Others kept up a noise with
half hearted blows at the spikes.
"Take your time, boys. This is all
the iron for a month o' Sundays.
euted on the charge of wtre-tappinf
only. This troubled Phlneas but lit-
tle. Fulfilling his expectation in case
of discovery, certain merchants of San
Francisco had raised a large sum
for his bail; retained for his defense
the best lawyers in the state. As he
had been held on the lighter charge
he felt sure the plot to blow up the
steamer was still secret. He fumed
at the stupidity of his underlings,
never suspecting another cause might
have saved the "Flora."
Whether chance or plan had given
Phlneas his name he knew not; but
he had believed in Its meaning, gloried
in it. Phineas. mouth of brass; Cad-
wallader, battle arranger. Many a
brazen battle had he arranged and
fought to a successful finish. Hut
these were past. The easy, luxurious
life was surely gone. The best seat,
the finest room, the open cigar case,
drinks that cost him nothing, the still-
hunt for secrets, popularity, Jollity—
all that he best loved was lost. In-
stead the—prison, perhaps. Restless-
ly he walked the narrow room, his
courage rising, while his nimble brain
wove him yet another bold plot.
Through his attorney he contrived an
interview with Gov. Stanford that
came to paus with unexpected prompt-
The governor entered, outwardly the
genial, rosy citizen adored by Cali-
fornia's best, wrapped as with a man-
tle in his optimistic atmosphere of
success. Rut to-day he was face to
face with crime. Phineas' tricks might
be veiled—his tricky heart was not.
The governor measured him in an in-
stant and went on guard.
"Yes, sir, I can do it; I can deliver
the goods," Phineas said emphatically,
after a full statement of his proposi-
tion and sharp questions from his lis-
"Let me understand you thoroughly.
We'll go over it again, and slowly. It
is too important a matter to be hur-
slightly yet quickly clearing, and
The governor did not fail to inter-
pret correctly that hesitancy. He dis-
missed the clerk and turned to |
Phineas. "Mr. Cadwallader, I shall
not attempt to conceal from you th«
satisfaction this transaction affords
me. 1 hope it will not be otherwise
with you. Serve us well and you will j
find the Central Pacific company a
"I'm sure I shall, sir. I've been in
sympathy with you from the start, but
I had to serve those who paid me."
The governor scowled at the bald
sycophancy. "Words are cheap, Mr
Oadwallader.*' He rose, stepped to
"Let Every Man In Camp Know the Iron Is Coming."
Something's gone wrong with the
'Flora,' an' the last lot was shipped on
The plunge of the horse, urged upon
the men with cruel spur, startled them
into rigidity. Gregory's hair bristled
under his hat. His nose lifted threat-
eningly. His cheek paled and his
eyes filing a burning spark to every
"You hell-hounds! Call this work?
Is this what you're giving the C. P.
company for their good coin? You
think any railroad under God's canopy
can be built a-sitting on your ham-
mers? I'll break your worm-eaten
heads! I'll set men over you with
shotguns! I'll send you into kingdom
come without wooden overcoats! I'll
—" His invectives tore along the line
like thunderbolts. Rough men, desper-
ate some of them were, cowed under
his blasting tirade, breathing easily
again only when he turned to meet the
luckless foreman coming round the
Late in the afternoon a hurrying
messenger overtook the "boss" with
dispatches. "The 'Flora' is at Sacra-
mento. Iron at Front to-morrow.
The superintendent handed the tele-
gram to Bennett. "Pass it along," he
said. "Let every man in camp know
the iron is coming."
Bennett moved away, and Gregory
took off his hat and threw hack his
head. A long breath of relief brought
ease, and he lifted his eyes to the
firmament. The gray day had passed.
The sun paused in splendor on the
western neights. flinging a triumphant
red banner across to meet the ap-
proaching twilight curve.
Alone in his chamber Phlneas
gloomed. Th« company had jrose-
ried -or bungled. You agree to de-
live* into our hands within one month
from date a controlling number of
shares in the Sacramento Valley rail-
"You agree to enter our employ, and
hereafter work for our interests as
you have before now worked for those
"You promise to keep secrets in-
trusted to you. and never by any sort
cf word or communication to disclose
the nature of this interview, to give
the slightest hint that ic ever took
There followed a few further de-
tails of the bargain. At a nod from
the governor toward the hall door, un-
seen by Phineas. a man with scratch-
pad and pencil entered so quietly that
only by the expression on the govern-
or's face was his coming announced to
Phineas. He turned and started half
out of his chair, yet quickly composed
"Did you get that perfectly?" the
governor asked of the stenographer.
He nodded affirmatively.
"Read it." The governor's voice was
Phineas went ashen as the sale of
himself to the corporation he hated,
sentence by sentence, was riveted.
But he was intrepid still, sittiug erect,
"Is that correct, Mr. Cadwallader?"
"Quite so, Gov. Stanford." In spite
of himself his lips trembled. But his
tone was steady. It would not be so
bad. he thought.
"Then sign it." the governor said;
and Phineas felt himself vanquished
by the tone.
He took up the pen. hesitated an ap-
preciable instant, his lace contracting
"Then Sign It."
the door to make sure of privacy, re
turned and stood near Phineas. His
large body, powerful instrument of a
still more powerful will, towered above
Phineas unconsciously threatening
His eye, not kind as it ever was for
friends and right doers, but the eye
that confounded malevolence, burned
into the other man's very soul, downed
his gaze, held him cowering in his
"We shall expect more than words
from you, Mr. Cadwallader. And to ;
insure your continual interest in our |
welfare I have to tell you that we hold
a perfect chain of evidence convicting |
you of intent to blow up the 'Flora.' |
Our people found the powder, the fuse, ;
the open packages of petroleum. We I
know the man you hired to carry out j
the plot, we have a correct reading j
of your cipher dispatch, some certified
affidavits—all that is needed to send
you to the penitentiary. This is filed
away safely. The day you betray us
by word or sign, or to the amount of
a two-bit piece, you will be arrested
and put on trial. Good afternoon."
The governor left the room without
a glance at the man behind him.
WILL MZET IN HOT SPRINGS.
Republican, to Conf.r at the Virginia
Washington, June 30— 3ecretary
William Howard Taft passed the sec
ond Sunday after Ki nomination foi
the presidency quietly at his K street
home. He was much refreshed aftei
a comfortable and restful night's sletr-
—practically the first prolouged an<J
adequate rest he has had since his
Early Sunday his brother, Charles
P. Taft of Cincinnati arrived in Wash-
ington and joined the war secretary
at his home. They spent the day and
evening together. The coming at this
time of Charles P. Taft was said to
be devoid of special slgniHcu^ce; but
it is known that he is here to confer
with the secretary respecting his per-
sonal and political plans.
Neither Secretary Taft nor his
broiher cared to discuss for publica-
tion the question of the selection of a
national chairman, except in the most
general terms. No decision yet has
been reached and it is said definitely
by the secretary that none will be an-
nounced until after he has conferred
further with the sub committee of the
Republican national committee on the
eighth of July.
It is very probable, indeed, It Is al
most a certainty, that the sub-commit-
tees meeting with Secretary Taft and
Representative James S- Sherman, can-
didate for the vice presidency, which
was fixed for July 8 in Washington,
will be held in Hot Springs, Va..
where the secretary expects to spend
the greater part of the summer.
"I have not determined the matter
definitely," said Secretary Taft Sun-
day evening, "but my inclination nowr
is to have the conference at Hot
Springs. Mrs. Taft and I hope to
leave Washington for Hot Springs next
Friday. In that event, I skall send
notice to the members of the sub-com-
mittee to meet me there. That loca-
tion will be just as convenient for
Hi em as is Washington and it will be
more convenient for me."
Havoc by Minnesota Tornado.
St. Paul, June 30.—A special to the
Pioneer Press from Oracevllle, Minn.,
gives additional details of the tornado
that struck Clinton, a town of 400 In-
habitants in the western part of Min-
nesota late Saturday afternoon, killing
seven people. The dispatch says that
over 00 were injured, but that only
11 were seriously hurt. Thirty three
houses In Clinton were destroyed and
25 were practically ruined. Two hun-
dred people are homeless.
Phlneas "delivered his goods;" and j
the historic Sacramento Valley rail-
road, the first bit of track on the Pa j
cific coast, the iron link that proved !
to be the undoing of the spurious San }
Francisco & Washoe railroad, dropped
mysteriously into the hands of the
Central Pacific company.
The opposition, defeated, yet never
dead, still cried "Wolf!" But no cry
was loud enough to flutter the brave
men at Sacramento. Only nature and
the nation's extremities could retard
them now. And against these ene-
mies in the open, officers and em-
ployes, down to the humblest, took
heart of grace and charged again the
rocky ramparts of the Sierras.
When the angel of death swept
down in the breath of th® powder flash |
upon James Sackett, an unborn child ]
was blighted. It came later to its
birth, only to sigh and pass to the
care of him who rules life and two
eternities. Through weary weeks the
mother lingered, unaroused to conva-
lescence by hope or by skill of phy-
sicians. The warm frontier heart of I
the town watched and sorrowed with
her, cheerfully adding the burden to
their laden shoulders; supplying all
possible comfort and every obtainable
Stella, regularly attentive in the
sickroom, reported daily to Alfred.
His humble berth of "extra" brakeman
had brought his sleeping hours in the
little town, left h> evenings free. For
several weeks he had devoted these
to planning a benefit for Mrs. Sackett
that was to invade jointly the do-
mains of Thalia, Polyhymnia and
For days Stella and Viola had toiled
at the tasks Alfred set them. Details,
as well as most of the men's parts,
rested on Alfred, for men were too
busy or too bashful for "play acting."
He had chosen short extracts from one
or two popular plays and planned a
couple of charades representing local
interests. He had drilled Viola in the
rendering of some songs and a boy
or two in recitation. But the ambi-
tious part of the performance was to
be two scenes from "Romeo and
Under Alfred's tuition Stella discov-
ered a different Shakespeare from her
father's pompous poet. Stella walked
on air. Weight seemed to leave her
body. Sleep and food were no longer
necessities. All day she longed for
evening; all night dreamed It over
again. She was journeying the old,
old rose-path, believing herself a dis-
ITO BE CONTINUED.)
Two Drown Near St. Joseph.
St. Joseph, Mo., June 30.—While
Ronnie Fisher, Anna Taylor, J. Parker
ind Ruby Redman were returning
from a party on the shores of Sugar
Lake, at Armour Junction, in the
southern part of this county, about two
o'clock Sunday morning, high waves
upset the boat and Fisher and Miss
Taylor, each about 19 years old, were
1 rowncd. Miss Redman clung to the
boat until rescued by Roy Taylor.
Parker swam ashore.
Long and Bristow to Meet.
Sterling, Kas., June 30.—Senator
Long and J. L. Bristow will inset on
the same platform at the Arkansas
Valley Chautauqua in Sterling the af-
ternoon of July 14. It is Republican
day at the assembly, and both the
senatorial candidates were invited to
make addresses. Mr. Bristow, Sena-
tor Long and W. R. Stubbs have ac -
Passed a Cuiet Sunday.
Boston, June 30.—The 1,000 or mom
women in attendance at the ninth
biennial convention of the General
Federation of Women's Clubs, enjoyed
a quiet Sunday, an informal reception
given by the president of the feder-
ation, Mrs. Sarah S. Piatt Decker, at
the Hotel Vendome being the chief
event of the day.
An Uncomfortable Moment.
Perhaps the most uncomfortable mo-
ment In a man's life is that one in
which he takes a seat In a box at I
play and sees his employer sitting In
an orchestra chair acivn# tUo ordi-
He Played the Stock Market.
Atlantic City, N. J., June 30.—Rob-
ert Ohnmelss, Jr., cashier of the Ma-
rine Trust company of this city, was
arrested Sunday charged with defalca-
tion of $20,500. He made a canfession
in which he.says that he played the
stock market; that one loss followed
another until he was hopelessly In-
New Wheat in Sumner County.
Wellington, Kan., June 30.—The first
of the new wheat to be cut this sea-
son In Sumner county was brought to
town bv Charles Wordsor and J. H.
Demory who have farms close to town.
It brought 75 cents a bushel and test-
ed 01 pounds to the bushel. The yield
to the acre was not large.
Missouri Romeo Killed.
Huntsvllle, Mo., June 30.—Thomas J".
Bagby, 20 years old, was shot and
killed near here last night while, like
Romeo of old, he wooed his sweet-
heart. Nellie Carter, from hrr window
bower. The girl is 17 years old, the
daughter of a Randolph county farmer.
Nebraska River on Rampage.
Beatrice, Neb., June 30.—The Blue
river at this place is on another rani-
page, caused by a two-Inch rainfall Sat-
urday night and Sunday and a cloud-
burst near the town of Plymouth,
where the precipitation is placed at
Albert Filley to Hang.
Kingston, Mo.. June 30.—The jury in
the Albert Filley murder case, after
being out 24 hours, brought in a ver-
dict finding Filley guilty of murder in
the first degree and fixing his punisti-
uieut at death.
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