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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-THURSDAY, MARCH 28, lOOI.
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SPRING. I JONAS LONG'S SONS. 1901.
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The Canon's Mouth.
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THi: CANON hud hail a worry hitf
morning. It began with tlis
bacon, and not oven a canon Is
impct vluiiH to the, thill of bnron
which ban outgrown Its hot
youth. Then thcio weie other things.
The canon hud n conscience und tlmt
conscience; was pricking him for hav
ing stayed so lain at a dinner paity
the night before thnt ho had no tlnio
before going to bed to tovisu tin- notis
for his speeih at tln meeting of tho
'dice association, and a dinner pally
In a (athcdinl city at which one stays
Inter than one had Intended leaves It
mink upon the inoinlng'H leinpei, even
though one b a ( anon. However,
Canon lleckfoid icllected that between
Bristol and Iondoti he would have two
clear hours In which to ravine Ills
notes. So halng, ui will sny, piayed
for the baron's happiness In another
wen Id, he nto It and turned to his let
It was Just his luek. On the very
inninlng when he wished to piesetve a
enlm und equable mind, hr must fors
bothered with that bo.v Jieggle and his
prepo"letoiiH pioposals. You must ad
mit thnt the canon hud renson for his
annoyance. Tho eldest mhi of a duke
.in alford to many n ehoru.s girl, or
Indeed, uinimtt any social enormity he
pleases Mliort of manylng two. Hut
the eldest son of a canon hui no right
to kkk mtr the ti.iee.s. Now I'egglo,
who win artleli'd to a solicitor In I.lu-
oln's inn fields, bad stated his Inten
tion of marrying a young woman
whose name an It appealed on tin
piny bills-was Clsslo Moult-on. The
anon vv Intcri as It occitiiod to him.
lie winced again as he reflected upon
the career of her parent, who had dilv
en a c.il In Jltlstul until drink had
Inudeil him in the pilsoti i Illlt nici I .
The canon was old-fashioned und ob
leoted to (be mh lure of the classes,
lie was old-fashioned enough to write
to Heggle and threaten to cut him off
with a shilling if he pel. "luted in hl.s
iMdulous eouiso of action. And here
was itcggle'.s ultlmutui in, a definite
decimal ion of Independence The
anon foigot the haiou, loigot ills
foi thcomlug speech, and stamped up
and down the dining room in uncanon
leal lagc, until a faithful wife lemlnd
ed him that a hansom awaited him nt
the' door, lie threw his notes Into a
o.ik. and plunged Into the hansom.
"Good gracious'" he mm mured ns
be caught sight of the diior. "To
blnk that J and sudi a man might bo
That Is why the r.inon was ncaily
lit tor the tiuin. He was known In
I'li-tol society as the "Smooth Hole."
being a (.moil mui h given to suave
iimuonplaces. Hut It was a veiy dif
temit Kind of a canon who need, hei
nlded bv poiteis. up the lattoim by
ulilch the London epiess is strain-inu-
.it the leash, a bun led. Iluiilcd,
i m i until
'Now. then. Mui up, please'" cried
ti. fiii.ii (1 with bis whistle at his lips.
.Vol sniokiut." panted th canon as
hf i j'ii behind the potter, who cairlcd
Vou don'i mind the iad. sir?"
( hi'-pered tin pouer, opening a cu
ll !(? (loot.
Vnt at all. not at all," gasped the
.inuti. tumbling for .sixpence.
Th- ti.iln moved, and f'anon Um k
'oid, .licit d by the pouer, plunged Into
ibe eompaiiineni, and into the lap of
tin- Indy who occupied It. Shu gave ,i
lltlli screim The i anon picked hliu--lf
up and settled his ollar
Heall, must npoloshe for mv nn-
'Munonloiis cntiy" he said. "It was
In rather to the -the pieelplt.iiu.v of
'Ik train than to any de&lie on my pan
take so uuwariantalile a libeitv as
n 1 1 sitting wheie 1 sat "
It was a lame ending But the t.inon.
In lug no more than human, had noted
that his coiiip inloii was .oung, well
tnvored and downed with a meuy eye,
mil the dlseoveiy had, so to speak,
itiimvn hlin o!l his pcioratinn.
fill, don't liientloii It, ' said the lnd,
' I tui'-t I did not hurt oti .'"
Vol in the leiisi."
Ah, tnoie frightened tiuin hint,"
s'lirgitcd the funon, (hopping into his
No, not eu'ii filghleneil, ' said lilt
viiin' ladv cnlnilv, smoothing out the
in wftp'iper whlcii the canon had
Ity ibis tliiir the tin In was dipping In
ni'l'out of th" tunnels on the way to
' Are we to be companion! as tar as
i' iddlngtonV" asked the canon pleas,
The ludy laid the papei down on her
l.n is, indicating her willingness to
"Well, It depends on you," she ic
plled, with nn engaging frankness.
"I'm going up to town for tho new
piece. 1 don't supposn you've huniil
of it Die new pleeo7"
"All, nultc a coincidence!" said tho
canon, bis Ihoughts turning to tl.o
notes of his speech to the latently es
tablished J'e.ice nsFoclallon. "Hj am
"What, you don't moun to say you
arc Interested In it?"
"I am very deeply Intel f uteri," ald
"You mean you ate mi of the pio
moteirtV" "I have- done my best to furtlver Us
"Well, that Is ninny' V'ou'vo got a
"I have ociuplcd a stall for many
"The sume one. Hut It is not unlike
ly that It may eio long bo changed for
one of or gi eater piomlnenco. An I
you nio i cully taking it part?"
" Miould think 1 am." The lady's,
"You will speak'' 'asked the canon.
"I shouldn't think of nklng any
other part. Hut lenlly it 1b funny I
dtdii t know that clergymen look an In
tel est Ir thee things. You tue a cl-r-gymnii,
"C'.Mtalnly I am. Hut why should
you think it funnv V "VVIiv vhouU not a
olcigymnn luke an InteieM. do .us ut
most to piomote--"
"it Is Mitelv the tuiest Ohilsllanlly
to advocate a peace w hlch must bene
Ilt oveiy one, must uppeal to every
one except, jierhnps, the military
"Oh, 1 ursine ou, tho otllicis will b
pi'ifectly wild aboul it. It's Just the
thing thev can understand."
"Deur me! You astonish me. Yet
pei haps u. peace which contains no ele
ment of shame "
"Oh, it's all right In that win-'
"Would appeal ccen to an olIUu in
his majesty's sen Ice "
The cation lianed back in his scat
and meditated on this new lew of life,
while the lady lesumed her newspaper
and the express panted out of tho Hoy
Tunnel and was encouraged to hasten
by the scent of Swindon in the dis
tance. The canon lelt In his o.it pocket and
found Ueggie's lettei. It was just the
sort of impetuous boy'a letter which
inltates the middle-aged. Canon Heck
foid read it once again.
"Dear Governor- I'm awfully soiry
to disobey you, hut whatever happens
1 am ill tei mined to niairj Csle. If
ou would consent to see her, 1 am
sine you would like her. She is the
host gill In the world. If ou cut off
my allowance of cotiive I shall hae to
chuck the law and try what I can do
on the stage ikuesay I shall get on
all light, because Oissle is Just lio
son of lil to help a man. Hut, all ths
same. 1 should be grieved if joti
tin lu d .wnir buck on your affix donate
"I'onsent to ,-ee her. Indeed!" mut
ton il the canon ,.is the pieposteroii'j
conduct of his son stood out before
him In Its iuot outiageous colois. He
tore the letter uomss and nctos, and
tin civ the pieces on the iloor of the
"You have diopped the en elope,"
said tho young lady, sweetly, bunding
it to the canon,
"Oh, thank ou thank you! Haidon
me. I was agitated annoyed. A purc
1 peisonul mutter,".
The ludy picked up hei dieting bag
mui put it mi the rack taking cue to
iiam the labei into obxcuilty. Then
she sat down opposite the cmop.
"Tell me." she said. "You needn't
mind: we may never sec one nnother
again and a woman can often help a
The canon siuied. Hut a picttv wo
man who oiUis assistance Is not gen
"You could scarcely understand," lie
-.lid "Hut Tin bothcKil about a son of
mine who wants to many ,i j-hj (join
irom the footlights."
"And why not? '
' ' Oh, oblouslv "
"You have seen her.'"
"And does she insist on on jour sou
mat lying bet?"
"I should assume that she would be
glad of such an alliance."
The young lady leaned back for a
moment and thought. Then, bending
foiwaid, she began uguiir
"f'anon Hcckfotri "
. "How did you know?" asked the
(anon, as she hesitated.
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Fine Cambric and Long Cloth matched
sets exquisitely trimmed with lace and
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Tin tire new assortments of
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India Linons, Organdies,
French Wash LaWns and Long Cloths.
mm & HAGEN
525'QQ FOK THK BKST STORY.
X IQ.00 FOR THE SECOND BBST.
Short Story ?
The Tribune Offers Cash Prizes to Local
Writers of Local Fiction o - .. k k
55.00 FOR THE THIRD BEST. 4
4. 4. 4. 4. 4.
A LITERARY COMPETITION WHERE EXPERIENCE IS NOT
NECESSARY IN ORDER TO WIN.
4.4.4. 4. 4.
In iev 0 the fact tliat considerable tune lias elapsed since
there lias been any public competition through the local press
for the purpose of .stimulating the literary ability latent among
the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania! The Tribune has de
cided to offer a .series of prize a a xlhmilus in this direction,
it i.s desirous of seeming for use in it columns a number of
short stories ti eating of local themes. In order to furnish an
incentive it propo-.es to pav
?l'r for the best ston of not to exceed ",000 word in length;
SlO for the second best .ston, and
.$."1 for the third best story.
Manuscripts not successful in seeming one of these prizes
will be published and duly credited if the authors o desire.
Stories tending to bung out the romance and legendary
lore of the anthracite mining industn will have preference. In
connection with cveiy mine in the valley there is a mass of tia
dition, including hair-bieadth escapes, narratives of spooky hap
penings and other details bordeiing on the weird or supernatural
which has never been gathered together in literary form. This
opens a field which is pract'cally inexhaustible and which should
supply the material for some exceedingly interesting fiction.
The task of passing upon the merits' of the manuscripts sub
mitted will be assigned to a disinterested judge, whose name
will soon be announced, and who will read the manuscripts but
have no knowledge of the identity of the authors. The envelopes
containing the real names of the authois will be preserved un
opened until after the awards have been made.
Should this initial competition prove encouraging, it may
be followed by other pri.e olTer.s of similar tenor.
CONDITION'S OF Till1 CONTEST.
All manusctipts must be submitted not later than March Wl.
All manusciipls must be signed In a fictitious name and ac
companied by a scaled envelope containing the fictitious name
and also the writer's real name and post office address.
The scene of each story must be laid in Northeastern Penn
sylvania, but the names of real persons must not be used.
One further condition must be understood. Contributions
intended for this contest will be accepted only from present sub
scribers to The Tribune or fi om those w ho may. during the con
test, become subscribe! s by payment of al leat one month's sub
scription in advance.
l Cj -l p .p (., .J.. p -O p f p o 0
"Oil. I pnw your name on tlif pii
volojH1. Hut what I was koIiir: to uy
is this: That if Hho was .t ooil slil,
re illy a. nice Klrl, she wouldn't want to
marry your son at thf iWi of dun,'.
Bins him down. Jl ehu lVlt that nh.
wouhl uilii him sht would semi him
nwjy, and Wfll and pmhaiis k!k
would ruin lier-sulf to h.no him. Vou see
what I mean'.'"
"If .slii took that vloiv "
"I'orlmps sin- doiw. Yoii'm.- ii- vtr
' Younjr u onion of that clan.-i, ' tho
canon bepnn. and hesitated, "Hut.uf
com so j on know nothing of them."
"Oh. but 1 do! 13o you Know. I'm
in i;celsel the nine situation. An oh
dutate paiont reliisiM his consent to
las Hiin'H man lago with me absolute
ly I Of USPS."
"Why dues lie icluo?" tislsed the
"Hteuutto he think I am not woithy
of his son "
"Hi- has not seen you," ald the
"lie has," leiillfd tho young lady.
"Piankly, I can'l believe it," said the
canon. "If he had seen ou lie must
"Tickets, nk.i1-. , " (illid Uie Insjju.1.
Km1 two minutes eonvefatlou w.ts
ineriuikted, owiiif; to the stop at
Westbourne I'.uk. Then the train Ijl
Kin to slide Into I'nddliiKtnn
"What aie you lauslilnfj at "' asked
"Do you j tally mean you would have
"certainly. Hut may 1 tall .ou a ial,
"Thank. I'm belnir met,' said the
The train diuw in to the idaUoini in
its dellbetately vewy way.
Tho canon opened tint door oi the
t .11 lingo, lifted out the young lady
dressing bag, and tried with his llngi r
to biliiB1 tho label into the line of
Iblon. .s he tried a oung man stalk
ed up to tho plaifoim and linked tils
arm In the canon's.
"Hullo, governor!" he said, .xtond
Ing tho other hand to tno owner of the
lUHsliig hag. ' It was Jolly n you to
biliig Csle up. I knew that letter
would leKh you." The King.
HIGH ELECTRICAL PttESSURES.
A New California Plnnt Which Will
Employ 00,000 Volts.
1'iuii tlio New oil. 'Ii,l,um
Vntll veiy recently it was imi Uiointil
sale lo transnili pawn In Hie fomi of
electiltlty at a gieater inessuio than
lO.ooo or l.VOOO volts lletwfeu .N'lus iv i
and Hulialo i voUukc of 11,000 Is now
employed, but this will he dotiblul i,o
toie many weeks. Thu pie-.suie on tlin
rolbom-rfaciamento Hn, in California,
is J 1,000 volt. . Hue in Coloiado
which operates iniehlmuy in mines
near Oanjou City tiansnilts Itu tun out
at 20,000 olts. The two most leiuaik.
able tiuiiMiilbsjon plouis In ilils iuun
try, and piobably In the woild.ln point
of voltages, nio thoo at Telluilde, Col.,
und tho line from Sail Heinnrillno to
I-os Angeles, Cal The lonuei it. shoil,
but can lis the em lent at -10,000 olts.
This piessuie was adopted as a iegu
lar thing after a soiles of tests in
which it voltage of 60,000 wat sun ess
fully sustained for thlrty-smtn con
Pceutlo ila-f, 'J'hr Hnn Heinardlno
lino though, while woiked at only 33,000
olts. Is elghty-tlnee miles long and
en lies no leas than 10,000 horse-powei-.
On the whole, elect! lelans regaiil It the
boldest uthleement in eleettlcal trans
mission yet lecoidcd
Within the net few months an even
more notable success wll' piob.ibly ho
.innouiieed from Callfoinla A eoi poll
ution which now tontiols se.oial power
houses and Is supplying eunent to
townn and mining dNtilcts In Yuba
and Nevada, countli s has neaily com
pleted a lino to Oakland and Kan Fiau
clseo that will be no miles- in length.
On some of its existing lines tin com
p.ui Is ti.insmlttlng at 10,000 and 21,
mo iolts. Hut the ttansiovmers will be
apable of giving 10,000, 50.000 or r.O.nc?
on the Oakland mute. Operations will
begin nt moon vo'.t, and the higher
piessuie will bo vosoited to bh soon as
tho losses- which tesult tmm an in
c leasing ' load" c-ceed 10 jier cent. The
line Is being const! noted with a Uew
to standing fio.000 volts leguhuh.
TACTS ABOUT ASPHALT.
Its Oilgin, Wheio It Is Obtained and
Its Commeiclal Use.
I'ruiii (he S'iw Vor rnbui.r
The dlbjiuto lielween two ilal Aiuer
ban coiporatloiiH over the possession
ot an asphalt lake lu Venezuela has
caused esjiei lal inteiest In what an
asphalt lake Is like and how asphalt
is mined and shipped to maiki't Asph
alt, or asphaltum, is the solid form or
bitumen. Hltumen is a generic ttim
which is applied to a vailely of sub
stances, innging tioni natural gas,
lupilij, pen oleum and mineral tar to
asphalt. The asphalts of illffetent lo
alllles vaiy gieatlyju lomposltlun,
as is shown by ih.-iT eheinlcal leac
tlons. Neatly all ate amoiphous and
have tho geneial appeaianco of plkb,
melting at about the tcinpoiature of
boiling water. Asphalt, it Is thought by
scientists, lias resulted iiom the hatd
etilng of the maltha and pet i oleum ele
ments, tluough osyuenutlon and evap
oiatioii. One of the most iutcioHllng asphalt
beds In the woi Id Is the plti h lake In
tho state of Heimudez. Vener.uela. This
valuable deposit was unknown to
Ainotlean capitalists until lb, when
an Anii'ilean enghifei, Ambiose llow
aid Cainei, lecelved a title to tho
piopeity fimn the Venezuelan govern
nient This h Mild to the New Yoil;
and ileiiuudiK oinpanr. which s
i lorely allied lo (he so-i ailed asphalt
liusi. oi wild li Oenetal P. V Oieeiio
Is piisdi.nt Thosevmal sipidie miles
which aio tin hided In tin concession
obtained lune in tho last Ihliteen
yeins, been siemllly hupioved. Tho
company has denied tho Matmlii titer
lo navigation so that deep sea oiaft
fiom all (iiaiteis of the globo mn mil
in fioui (he f'ailbbe.in si a, past the
ililtlsh poisisslon of Trinlddd Island,
and Inland to the dock, ot the com
pany ni (tunimco.
Tile town of (Sti.iuoio Is the ler
leimluus of ihe lieimudo, eompauy's
iiillioad. licio nio liundredH of native
Venezuelans, woiklng under the ee of
an Ameilcan supeilnteudcnt. Tho inw
at-phall Is biouglit fioni (ho lake, flvo
mile dlstaui. on lt.ilc.iis, and shocIed
Into the holds of the vtss.tls, At Ouan
oco this opeiatlon Is much simpler
than at Tiluld.id. when; lighten are
nnossaij because nf the Inns, shelv-
The sombre apparel of Winter has given place to a
robing more befitting the fast approaching season
JONAS LONG'S SONS'
Many stores combined step forth in all the re
splendent beauty of Spring, ihe center of at
traction will he
TODAY. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.
Are Opening Days. In this Grand L'xhihilhn of
We are sure you arc interested. We need add
but a word COME
JONAS LONG'S SONS
Many Stores Combined JONAS LONG'S SONS. I Man; Stores Combined
lng beach of tho haibor. The inllroad
follows an old Indian trail, which led
tiom the river to the shoies of the
pitch lake. Tho surface of the lake Is so
haul that for some distance fiom the
shoie It supports the weight of a load
ed train As one looks oer the sui
laco of tills givat deposit he at first
ices nothing of a striking ov unusual
untitle. Ho views only a black plain,
lesembllng anthracite1 coal, or Hint,
upon which nio grouis ot natives
woiklng with picks and shovels. Closer
examination, however, shows that por
tions of tho sm face nie soft like tar,
wheie tho asphalt Is sticky and bub
bling. Asphalt is distinguishable fiom
anthracite not only by lis form, but
because It Is soluble In bisulphide ot
carbon and benzole. These pitch pools
resemble somewhat the hot spilng of
the Yellowstone legion. They slowly
cool, mid become hardened after many
ycais. As nt Ti Inland, they .iry In
depth. Pome of them have never been
Hilly sounded, and uie thought by tho
natives to extend Into the bowels of tho
Tho asphalt which Is mined at Hcr
uuidez I.akt Is mote or less hntdened,
und is obtained with some dltiieulty,
as it ictains the sun's licit to a tiylng
Tho Hermudez eonipanj, after years
of experiment, lias succeeded in put
ting on the maiket asphalt which will
neither ciacl; from cold nor melt under
the burning sun. About a decade ngo
vehicles weie likely to cut into nsplialt
pavements in the summer months. By
chemle.il treatment this lias been ob
viated In nil the newer pavements,
oven lu hot countries, where it fully
ipsIms the sun's heat, and at tho
same time iftaiiis Its durability and
Asphalt Is used largely in the nifin
ulacluio of cements, it is mixed with
a peti oleum residue to render It plas
lie. and Is then tempered with one
seventh Its weight of sand. It akso
fonns on" of the1 most durable water
proof mnteilals known. Tor rootling
pin poses It is mixed, whilo hot, with
tine gravel, or Is absorbed by thick
lolls of tV It paper.
Asphalt is found in ninny countiles.
In Vei.t C'hu, Mexico, near tho vil
lage of Moloasan, Is n mountain large
lv composed of asphalt, Tho deposit
at Heyssel, rranco and at Val do Tin
vers, Switzerland, consist of llinestnno
impiognntid with blli-.mlnous mnttcr.
which, when heated, crumbles to a
powder. After it has boon pounded into
molds and is cooled it loseinbles tho
oilglnal rock. Over one thousand miles
of tho stnets of Pails hnvo been sup
plied fiom these two localities.
The United States Tully Able to Sus
tain This Numbei.
O V. VuMiu in the I'orum
Belgium had In 1S&T a population of
679 per square mile, with 2,807 miles of
lallwny, 5,713 mllcH of public loads,
and t,"70 milch of navigable watcis and
canals; (he aien Is less than that of
Maryland but the population sustained
Is six times as great. Netherlands lu
IsiS had a population of -101 per simnrw
mile, with about 1,000 miles of mil
way, 3,00o miles nf nnvlgahlo water,
exoluslvo of canals, and 1,907 miles of
canals, in an area about equal to that
of Massachusetts and Conni'otlout com
bined but a population 50 per cent,
greater than (hat of thoso densely
populated states, filmland and Wales
had in U91 u population of I0S per
sriuaie mile, with lf.0,000 miles of rail
way, 2.20S miles of cannls, and nn ad
mit abH highway system, tho area be
ing about equal to that of the stato of
Georgia; nnd the present population
twelve limes as si cat.
it . . k t n k . x n . ? n . . n . k . n ?
s Hayes & Varley,
424-426 Spruce St., Bctwceu Washington and Wjomlng
How Can We Sell Them So Cheap?
Is an expression we hear many times a day concern
ing"our Tailored Suits, Skirts and Waists.
Here's the Secret:
We don't want the profits others ask, vvc are content with i
We arc showiug Suits for $10.00, $11.00, $15.00 nnd $17.00,
worth one-third moie.
OUR SPECIAL Silk Dress Skirt for $10.50 must be seen to be
thoroughly appreciated. $15.00 won't buy a bettor one.
BEAUTIFUL SILK WAISTS in a variety of new designs
and colors, exclusive makes, at $3i95i $4.as and $5.50.
WASH WAISTS We have them in all styles and all prices,
ranging from 45c up.
ffleldrum, Scott & Co.
ARE NOW OPEN FOR BUSI
NESS. NEW GOODS COMING
IN EVERY DEPARTMENT DAILY.
126 Wyoming Avenue.
NEW TELEPHONE 196,
I'orto ftlco, vihleh 1k looked upon ,ih
having an extiemely iIciiko population,
has only about I'.'.'i Inhabitants pel
Miuaie mile, with verv liitlo dew lop
nient hi lallwayh and loads, mid Hen
01 nl Hoy Stone, who has wpenl much
time In that Inland Mnio American oc
cupation, stated, hi a leeent addiea
befoio tho Ameilcan Academy of
1'olltlcal and Hoclal Science, Unit lu
his opinion the Inland, which now mis
talus lehs than l.'ifin.ooo Inhabitants,
can well Hippott fully .,ono,ooo people,
since not moie than win-fourth ot the
poll N now under cultivation. By prop
el ly developing its pioduclnir poweis,
and cxchaiiKliiK thehO products for
loodnttiifrt fiom othei pailH of the
uoild, It Would piobablv be a bio lo
xiiPtaln moi o tint ii live tlnien Jt tueo
eut population, or mwo than l.tmo pei
huiiiuo mile. Kuibadoe., one of thu
Ililtlsh West Indies, hu.s a jiopulatlon
of more tiuin 1,100 per Miuniu mile, et
Is loolved upon n. a piosiperoua com
uiunlty. Tho two moot pro?peroun
countiles ot the wot M, iiKlde fiom tho
t'nllfd Statew, nio Kuirland nnd Gei
iiiany; yet they now HUftaln, on a tom
bined area less than that of Texas, a
population Kieutei than that of the in
tlte I'nlteil .Status and twenty-llvo
times an Kreat as that which Texas
With a Bieat railway nytcm Mtietch
Iwr fimn I'atiiKWiIu to Aloskiu ami
(.oniicctliiK aijonn Herlim Htrnlt with
an Asiatic railway system, with vvlie
less telecraphy eraibllnK' InstaniuiicoiiH
coinninnliallon from city to lty, and
telcphonif. (.u developed that man may
speak fiom continent to continent,
with tho art of oiean navigation nuicli
mom highly developed, and peihnpt
Uie navigation of the air a i onipletely
tnnsteietl as thnl of tho ocean is to
day, tho United States, with Its power
to Inteiclionse Its products, will be In
louch with those of other lands ami
1th power to HiiHtan a population of
SijO,000,000-yes, even n bllllon-wlll h
Rreater tiuin that by which the pros
pejous nations of Kuiope sustain their