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VOL. I., No. S9.
SI.OCAN,   lt.   0.,   DECEMBER   :'8,   1900.
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Quickly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
A. YORK & Co.,
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
B. C.
Wishing You
W. T. Shatford 6c Co., General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, Fairview, and Camp McKiiuiev, B. •'.
Victoria, iEXotel,
SLOCAN,   B.   C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Guests and supplies the best of
everything in the Harket.
Mmi of itieh Properties*! Now lieinn Developed— Almost ;iii tls« Shipment!
Coisss* from xisisi. Beotlon-Onne Condemned by Expert,.
lt is no disparagement to the rest
ofthe camp to deseribc thc Arlington
basin, mid the contiguous territory on
the. Ten Mile and Lemon creek slopes,
as the most promising and healthy ol
the division. A greater amount of
development has taken place there
and Llit*. ivsults have been encouraging to a high degree. In close proximity to one another are the Arlington, Speculator, Mabou and Ohio,
Enterprise, Iron Ilorsc, Neepawa,
Bondholder, Lily B, Transfer, He-
glna, Two Friends, Black I'rince and
Hampton groups,any ono of which is
worth a king's ransom, Practically
speaking these are all shippers, and
the majority of them tire working,
affording employment to easily 200
nidi. Ther'.'. is no discounting their
showings ami they form as tine a
buneh of claims as can be found anywhere in Kootenay. Round about
arc numerous other prospects, quite
promising, but not so far developed.
Luring the past year much money
and labor have been expended and
important   results  obtained.     Next
season will see the good work continued, establishing the camp and
enriching the owners.   Now that the
Arlington iiad has been completed,
thc various properties arc made easy
of access and transportation charges
have been  reduced to » minimum.
Breaking over into Lemon and Ten
Mile creeks are the continuation ot j
the Springer leads, and  the entire)
section comprises one vast, mineral*
bearing /.ono.    Tin: more thlszono is!
exploited, tie,' more extensive its ore j
bodii'.s arc found.
Time wns when that section of
country was severely condemned by '
"yello.v legs," but these same all-
wise gentry aro tumbling over them i
selves now In their eagerness to atone
for lnischiei done. Tho year's.ship*
inontsuf 2,500 timsof ore from thai I',ft
particular /.vac ompriso thc vastlfllj
bulk of the exports from the division, /j\
and arc sufficient t i demonstrate lhe /sv
resources of one ofthe miny rlchl^F
sections ot this camp. Capital can fl?
lind no better locality wherein to In-1 /|\
vest than in the Slocan City mining i '
division and the [resent is the opportunity.
Masils-) li.-N nil Judgment.
ther with $2. In-return the maga
zinc would give an illustrated write-
up of tho town, and each subscriber
would get thc paper for a year. An
old copy of last June was sent, but
nothing since, while tlio write up
exists in fancy. The schemo looks
like a fake on the part of the young
man with the smooth face.
The Whole Town Summoned Before HU
IIiiiioriililR Jlblels.
It is seldom one hears of a whole
community being made participants
in a lawsuit, on a criminal charge, j were
yet such occurred here on Christmas
night, when 108 citizens appeared in
Judge Logan's court, to answer for
thc crime laid against them. From
the court calendar, it would appear
that some four year's ago a number
of bachelors did wilfully, and with
malice aforethought, assemble themselves together in a certain cabin, on
the river bank, and did there proceed
to celebrate Christmas in the most
up-to-date and approved style. In a
hi mlous manner thev
presence of His Honor,Judge Ilogan.
He, with his usual generosity of
spirit, at onco placed them at their
case, bade them bo seated at three
long tables,and then commanded the
official waiters to serve them with the
best viands thc market could provide.
With commendable tact thc Alley
police department had placed warning notices, in conspicuous places, for
the prisoners not to flirt with or attempt to kiss tho waiters, or yet to
steal tho silver or cutlery, while the
pockets of all were searched afterwards to see that nothing had been
surreptitiously purloined from the
immediately  after  the  prisoners
irought before Acting Judge
Thin SciiHois l-i ion* the Hs-hI oss Record—-A
lis-iiitisy UVIdenoe <>r Un* Life and
Wealth of tlio Cmup—Arlington tiiu
Blffgott Shipper.
This week's shipments end the tale
for the year, the total standing at
2647 tons, the best on record, and
one of which the division has every
reason to feel proud.   The Arlington
rceter and Clerk of the Court Joe |scllt out 10° tons aml ««" Enterprise
Purviancp, and did there plead their i 20, the former having exported 1466
several cases. Manv, with burning I tons in all ar.d thc Enterprise 1040.
words of eloquence, particularly Dan | Tne ucw vnn, promises to be better
mayor and a "yellow
conspire to have and to hold a like
celebration on each recurring season,
vowing and agreeing that a proper
set of officials should be chosen and
installed each and every year. In
accordance with this treasonable plot,
the details of which arc too ghastly
llanlon, prayed for pardon or leniency; sundry others, including Con
Murphy, did pour forth their souls In
song, iii order to avert the impending
doom. The court musicians—Jack
Ueld, Micky MoFarlane, Ed Haley
and Lou Heckmann-did their best
to keep up the courage of the prison-
el's. Tho matter was takon under
! did appoint a j advisement by tho court until Long I Hampton
kid," and did \j,Min Thomas had been subponrod to' ^.et'">il,~'v:a.
Yellow Kid, in
even than 1900.
Following is a list ol thc shipments
this year to date:
Black Prince...
ippear as tlie iciiow ivio, in ""iKj
stead ol Geo Stoll, removed from the uondhoidor"
country. Then judgment was de- slocan Chief
livcred, to the effect that thc prisoners were discharged, with thc stern
injunction not to do it again-until
next year.
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Looking Ahead.
A Spokane Paper'! Estimate of the l'ro-
pertlei Of This I'ninii.
was   a ' (VS
0 estab !/i\
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public, lt is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
QETHING & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
O.iS.iturday morning, Mr. Justice
Walkem, who has boon holding su
prerae court sittings for Borne time
at Rossland, handed down his judgment in tho case of Manlcv vs. Col
lorn.   The case was tried before him I
at Nelson two mon ths ago and he then .
reserved  his judgment,    lt  was  n'fl\
suit brought by defendant to
Itah him in his title to a one-half interest In the   Native.  Silver fraction,
situated  between thc Arlington and
Burlington claims.     Defendant alleged fraud on the part ol the former
owners and had restaked the ground, -
under the name ofthe Arlington No.
1 fraction, and had applied for a
crown grant on same.   This was ad
versed bv plaintiff. In tho judgment.
Justice Walkem  ti nils for the plaintiff with costs, asserting that what-j
ever suspicion there might, be about
thc matter, the. evidence all tended
to sin w that  Man cv   had  acted   in
' good faith in his purchase of (he said
i interest.   The records at   the local
office also showed that there wns noI
Haw existing in plaintiff's title to the
ground.    The Native Silvei is a val
liable fraction, as the Arlington vein
has been exposed on It, with ablg|
deposit of on*.    Manley  has refusec
a large sum  for a  portion of his in
No mournful Coronoch this, nor dirge,
For the cycle that is but gone,
AY ith its hopes and fears, and its smiles and tears,
And lives that have hastened on.
There arc prospects still looming up ahead,
And deeds are yet to be done,
And tho' Nineteen Hundred is past, instead
There's a Nineteen Hundred and One.
Tlio' history pause in thc book she makes
And endcth a chapter more,
There are pages still she has yet to fill
As ever in years bet6*rc;
And whenfjro look hack on thc path we've trod,
Oi' pans", in thu race wc run,
If still we've a trust or a fait.li in Cod
And this Nineteen Hundred aim One?
You may speak as you like of times long by,
Aud talk of thc world's decay,
But we put no trust in the things of dust,
That are all of a forme day.
We think it better, we tind it best,
To trust to thc year begun,
And let Nineteen Hundred r.o with thc rest,
When we've Nineteen Hundred and One.
Time jogs on in his endless course
And brings us much that is new,
And our minds keep pace with Time in the race
Of Life that wc hasten through.
S i we pin our faith to the times to be,
And may prosperity's sun
Shine brightly forth, over bind and sea,
In this Nineteen Hundred and Ono.
May better fellowship, man to man.
Promote the coming of peace,
And, from coast to coast ofthe land wc love most,
May her greatness ami strength increase.
And our Empire at large, may it ever stay
In its place, as second to none;
That men, looking backward, may note no decay
Since Nineteen Hundred aud One.
- R. T. Anderson*
Lemon Creek.
Conditions in the Slocan, says the
Spokane Review, arc showing a
W steady and rapid Improvement that
w must lead to a quite phenomenally
Sftf, prosperous conditio1' .vithin the next.
SA'i year or two. Since thc settlement cf
uiI the labor troubles early last season,
tint there has been a full resumption cf
former operations, and a rapid and
substantial extension of development
lhat ha- placed the output well above
what it has ever b.'on before.    New
parts of ihe district have been opened
, i up, systematic plans of exploration
iH) have been put into  execution in tho
•iii1 older   properties,   new   roads   havo
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Slocan, B. C, is under the
WA ant Personal hngsint ol Jeff Baty,
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for those
who tarrv within a while with him.
Is reached by any trail or road
that runs into the Town.
Do not go  past  its door when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
Tmnivisal Mutt Down.
Ward McDona'd has stopped work
for the season on the Transvaal
group, Ten Mile. A drift was run in
on one side of the ledge for a hundred
feet or so, and then n raise made to
the surface, Thoy missed thoshafi
from tho surface, and then a orosscut
was run from the tunnel through the !
ledge.    The ore  chute   was caught, j
exposing n healthy body of mineral.
Assays from this arc above the aver
age, and the property is in a position
to bo ouslly made a shipper. The
Transvaal and the U it 1 arc the two
banner groups ol the upper Tin
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Some months ago a smooth faced,
glibtongucd young man called on
the citizens of the town to subscribe
for the NorfliWOSt Magazine of Si.
I'aul and Winnipeg. He Obtained
quite B number of signatures, togc-
t. farther delineate, these modern
Bacchanalians did organize them*
-elves into a band, known as the Ho
gan's Alley Society, limited liability,
and they have wilfully celebrated
their craftily devised scheme each
Christmas since. Their numbers
have increased tosuch an extent that
they have become a serious mcn.ee
to the Capacity of every dining room
in town, and on Tuesday evening
they had to bo ace nimodatcd in the
For this conspiracy nnd sundry
other darksome deeds against the
monotony of life In a milling camp,
a complaint was laid beforo Mayor
Gordon and sworn to by Deputies 11.
Cameron and Charley Street, who,
upon being Instructed by Chief of
Police D S. McVannel, did duly
servo the following summons upon
thc 160 odd culprits:   "You ate here
by summoned and commanded to|
appear before Judge Ilogan on Ninas
dav, Dec. 25, 1900, at 7 p.m., with
out fail, and in your own proper person to defend yourself from charges
of a criminal nature which have
been preferred against you. By payment ol a nominal sum to help defray expense of .Judge Hog ail's court,
you escape till further liabilities and
penalties Judge llogmi's special
deputies have full power to collect all
lines, and you ate commanded to
sign vour name hereto as a guarantee of good conduct in tlie future.
Judge IIooai*."
A:, the time appointed, the anxious
culprits were ushered Into tlie august
Telegrams of commiseration were
read from Ceo. Stoll. Klona, Wash.;
Fred Smythc, Moyie; Robt. Graham,
Cascade; .las. Cunningham,Portland,
Ore ; and J. Hamilton Lewis, Seattle,
Wash. A letter of regret was also
read from Rev, Mr. Mekee. In order to sec that the finding of the court
be given proper effect, 1). B. McVannel was elected president; Dan llanlon, mayor; and Hugh Cameron, 11.
Fife and Paul Hauck, the committee
on advisement, with the understanding that if the offence be again committed, the ladies ot the town should
icon built and new shippers added to
the lis',   making a reason's record
that lias ucen as excellent in itself as
it has been favorable  in its results.
Thc  area  of the wonderful silver-
lead belt of the north has been considerably extended by further  exploration,    prospects   have  become
mines, large reserves of valuable ore
have been blocked out,  and more
complete equipment has been put in,
yi« making thc possibilities of thedis
y/.\ trict in 1901 vastly greater than they
v'j have over been.
w Among thc Slocan sections that
tili1 have come to thc front with a prom-
}Iy ise and vigor that has attracted c.v
\!' pecial attention is the region watered
~w bv Springer, Lemon and Ten Mile
iji creeks, and included in the. Slocan
iii City division. In this are the famous
W Arlington and the almost equally
"\V noted Enterprise, both mines of undoubted wealth. Surrounding these
are numbers ot prospects that have
received their chief development
during the past >car. Thc great
i Arlington-Enterprise lead has been
traced from Springer creek to Ten
Mile and beyond, and its offshoots
have been found to yield riches
which may yet prove almost as rich
as the parent lode.
For many miles in almost every
direction properties have commenced
development and few parts ol British
Columbia have shown up more favorably for the amount of exploration
done. Great things are to be expected from this region.
Last week's ore shipments from
the upper camp were in excess of
COO tons.
The Payne has declared inuiar-
terly dividend of.') percent, payable
.Ian'. 15.
Considerable ore from thc Ivnnhoc,
be asked to appear and act as a spc-1 Sandon. is hassing through here, going to the Nelson smelter.
Numerous exports will overrun the
upper rcachei of Springer and Ten
Mile creeks m the spring.
All the properties iu the vicinity
granted their   employees   a   lay "If
over thc Christmas holidays.
The recent cold weather and snow
have been gladly welcomed by tho
freighters and mining men.
On Thursday evening last the Enterprise made another shipment of
20 tons, going to the Trail smeller.
Once more the sheriff's sale of tlio
Marpole Interest in the Two Friends
has been postponed. This time it
comes otf on January 23.
otttl jury. At 11 :i'i p.m. the court
adjourned, by loyally singing Cod
Save the Queen.
Since tlie court adjourned, the accused have signed a round robin,and
have had it presented to Judge Ho-
gan, declaring that, despite their precarious position, they had never be
fore enjoyed themselves so much.
Contempt of court proceedings are
Kiiii-a by is siioiviinic*.
The first victim of the suowslide iu
this camp, for tlits season, was
claimed at the Idaho mine, last
Thursday afternoon. He was i Swede'
bv the name of (He I He-sou, uud had .
been at the mine about three months.!, LasFTTTursTTiy" Ttnnthn- payment
Deceased was getting out timber, was made on the llartney group, at
when the slide overwhelmed him and ' New Denver, making Till per cent in
a horse he  was driving.    The body   all ot the  purchase  prlco 80 far paij)
was rce ivorcd shortly after. I down. -,
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Big Strike on the Scranton
Twenty   Cents u« Hour   and   Ten
Hours a Day the Demand the
Company Rofues,
" Every one ot the 300 car and
barn employes ot the Scranton
Railroad company obeyed tbe strike
order, which went into effect at 5
o'clock Sunday morning, and as a
consequence only two cars were
run.in all ol the Lackawana valley
on that day. These two were
manned by Superintendent Patterson, a dispatcher, foremen and
clerks. No attemp was made to
molest them, and, although rain fell
a great part of the day, the two
cars seldom had a passenger.
The tied-up region extends from
Pittston to Forest City, a distance
of 30 miles, and includes 65 miles
of track, on which are run ordinarily 80 cars. The men of the Wyoming Valley Traction company, operating all the lines south of Pittston
as far as Nanticoke, also threaten
to go on strike. With both companies tied up there would be a total cessation of street car traffic in a
busy stretch of country 80 miles
north, including the four big cities
of Scranion, Wilkesbarre, Pittston
and Carbondale.
The men demand 20 cents an
hour for oid employes and from 15
to 171-2 cents for new men. They
alto demand a 10 hour day. The
company in its answer to the greiv-
ance committee says it is not in a
position to aflord an increase in
wages at present,
habit of sprinkling the rising bread
in much the same mantlet1 is his
countrymen sprinkle clolhes—with
other little pecularitiesin his kitchen
methods that served to destroy the
appetite for products of his culinary
Twd months or so ago, according to a signed declaration of the
dredge men delivered to the trade
and labor council last evening, the
same Chinaman was re-engaged by
Captain J. Goodwin, and retained
until the third of the present month
when he was again given his walking papers, and Joseph Hardacre
of Princess street in this ciiy—a
married man with a family of six
dependent upon him—secured at
the same wages to take his place.
Last Saturday Hardacre was "let
out" for no reason that the men
knew, of and the Chinaman again
rules in the galley. The trade and
labor council has been asked to
make such representations as will
restore the white man to his post,
aud a committee has been appointed to thoroughly investigate and
deal with the matter.
At last night's meeting of the
council the bakers submitted a
memorandum of the agreement entered into between the journeyman
bakers and their emyloyers as to
wages hours of labor, etc., both
parties being satisfied therewith.—
The Province.
David   Allen   Wins $35,000
1  from Dawson Gaines.
HE SENT   OUT   $22,400.
Play One of   the Most  Remarkable of Record   Began with $2.50.
One of the most remarkable faio
bank plays of record was made
three weeks ago in Dawson by
David Allen, a Klondike passenger
ot the steamer Dolphin, which arrived yesterday from Lynn canal.
From a $2.50 change-in Allen in
four days won (135,000. Two of the
houses in which he played had to
turn over their boxes, and two
others had enough of his game.
During the progress of his sensational play Allen had the good
sense to patronize another bank.
From the financial institutions of
Dawson he purchased exchange in
various amounts, aggregating $22,-
400. which he mailed to his brother
on the outside. Light thousand
dollars of the money he used "in
staking the gang," as Allen expressed it. That is, he gave his
sporting friends that much money
with which to play the bank themselves under the customary rules
of stake playing, to-wit, half ot the
money won and original capital to
go to the man supplying the coin.
And it is worthy of note that of the
score or more staked but one, "The
H-,nldeiice Will Not Persists an ,iolro«»
To l»tir< ssup>t- a Hume There
Demure little Minnies Ashley,
actress and singer of the Daly company in New York, has caused a
siir among the fashonable residents
of Great Neck, L. I., by endeavoring to purchase a home  in 'hat  ar-1 ,-. ... , „   ,,,.■,,.       ^ ,,    ,
*      ' I hxaminer K.id,     (William Cullen),
the limit. At that time I had $500
on the six. with the jack and nine
both coppered for the limit, $50.
1 took O'Brien'-: dissent I'orahunch,
knocked the coppers off the jack
and nine,cut down the six bet to $50
and coppered it. What did the
turn come? Well, nothing but six
jack. 1 won and the crowd ol rub-
bernocks cheered."
After winning all the money in
the Dominion club drawei Allen
staked Louis Golden, the proprietor
to another bank roll. With his
$5,700 winning from the Savoy that
game "turned over" its box for the
night. The proprietors, Jackson
and O'Brien, did not longer care to
back the game, at least u mil after
a bieathing spell.
Allen has had the usual ups and
downs of a sport. Leaving for the
Klondyke in 1898 he fell on the
Yukon and broke his leg in
three places. Hard luck pursued
him after his arrival in Dawson.
He worked as a watchman, as a
porter in a club room and finally
brought up behind a faro box at
$20 a day. In and out of season
he lost his wages against the game,
but each time with the observation
that if he ever won the proprietors
would know they had a game.
Rd. Short, the man who gave Allen
his first job as a dealer, is now in
Seattle sick at Providence hospital,
and an hour after Allen's arrival
found him in Short's  company.
Allen, as he came down the Dol-
dhin's gangplank, looked anyth'ng
but tbe typical high-rolling gambler. He eschews flashy dress, and
in personal appearance is anything
but a^sport. He is 22 years of
aire. I
Order Issued from War Department.
Volunteers Have No Desire to Re
enlist for Philippine
(iulisjt listo •..Ins-one.
E. T. Bedford of the Standard
Oil company confirms the report
that seveial large capitalists identified with that corporation are about
to organize a $3,000,000 glucose
company, to operate a large plant
at Seady Side, N. J., independently
of the Glucose Sugar Refining company or any other company. "The
sole reason that we are going into
this enterprise," explained Mr. Bedford, "is that by means 01 1 iw pro-
processes we believe that ue can
produce an article superior to any
upon the market."
The leading interests back of the
new company are understood to be
H. H. Rogers, C. M. Pratt,William
Rockefeller and E. T. Bedford.
The new plant is to have a capacity
of 20,000 bushels of corn a day, and
this may he doubled later. Thomas
Grant will have active charge of the
operation ofthe new enterprise.
The fact that the backers of the
new company selected a location in
the east instead of near the great
corn belt is viewed with much interest by local glucose men. It has
generally contended that a western
location was preferable.
The cheap rates oil corn from
Chicago, however, contrast sharply
with the rate on glucose, and it is
claimed that on local business the
advantage is rather in favor of an
eastern plant. It would appear that
the new company will probably
leave western markets alone and
devote its energies to lhe local and
other nearby markets,and especially
to building up an export trade.
istocratic community. They are up
in arms against what they choose
to rtgard as an intrusion upon
exclusiveness, and a committee of
citizens has undertaken to fustrate
her purpose. When the committee
called upon her to seek a dissuade
her she burst into tears and exclaimed
won. With money furnished he
won $4000 for himself and a like
amount for Allen. Then "The Ex-
aminer Kid," having payed $1,400
of debts, proceeded to plunge on his
own account and went broke.
Allen made another record in that
he played  from   Saturday morning
"Why,    I'm going to retire j unti, vVednesday about  noon  with-
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■UN    HITIIOIIS    I M'SSI*! I,\ll
(lilueae  look   011  Ibe   Mudlark   Who
Oeitalnlj BIi.-.tGo
There is trouble on the government dredge Mudlark, and all over
the employment of a cook, It is
not that the cooking of this particular chef is bad, but the cook
himself is objectionable, and the
rank and file ol the mud-scooper
have decided that he must go.
Yok is the name of the objectionable, and China his native land.
Some tour years ago this same
Chinaman   was   engaged   on   the
dredge in a similar capacity, but
was dismissed on the run when it
l^as discovered that he was  in  the
from the stage next year.    I'm  go-I wiU) ciosu,ghis eyes in sleep
ing to marry William Astor Chand- j     ... a,e very. ,;ttje.. he sak, ■„ teU.
'er- j ing of his   phenomenal   run of luck
She is reported to have  revealed   yesterday at   the   Northern,   "and
the secret only after her   pride  had  drank just enough to keep me brae-
been stung to the quick by   the  ac- Ud up    I let ihe   other   fellows   get
tion of  a committee of the properly jJrunk   over    my   good   fortune.     1
owners   who   waited  on   G.   Smith J uept sober and did   not sleep a wink
Stanton, a real   estate   agent   with    until I reached the mouth o!   Indian
whom Miss Ashley was  negotiating ; river, on my way out.
for   the  purchase  of  the    northern!     "Beginning on Saturday, I played
estate on   the   shore   road,    Great ■ almost   without    intermission   until
Neck. ! Monday    morning,    when   1   found
Friends of William Astor Chand-   that I   was   $12,000   to   lhe   good,
lei, millionaire, explorer and   poUtU Then I took a breathing spell and a
cian, received   the   news    of  Miss ' V'OW that I would quit Dawson with
Ashley's  declaration   with   expres-1 at least     $10,000.     Accordingly   I
sions   of   surprise.      It   was   not   purchased     exchange     for      that
known that Mr. Chandler,  eontem- \ amount ami mailed it to my brother,
plated   becoming   a   benedict.    He   Meanwhile 1   engaged   a dog   team
had busied himself with politics and ' and driver to be ready at a moments
was   credited   with   a   unromantic • notice to bring me out.    This done,
turn of   mind,   and   he   had   been j I concluded that I would make three
quoted as advising young  men not  $250 change-ins, and that if I  lost I
to marry, although this he   denied,    would   come   at   once.      Instead   I
Miss   Ashley   has    spent   several   continued to win.    Of cousre, I lost
seasons at Great Neck, L. 1.   There   many bets, but   won   more.    They
she visited her friend,   Mrs.   J.   I),    gave me a $225 and $50 limit,   and
Nellneed,   wife    of Dr.    Nellneed, . some ol the games  $50  and  $100,
and became much   attached   to   the  allowing me to   press   the limit   on
little    town.      Wealthy     residents   the last   turn.     From   the   O'Brien
were greatly agitated   when   it   be-   club   I won about $20,000 at a con-
came known last summer that Miss  tinuous silting.    The Dominon   and
Ashley and her mother had  secured   Savoy clubs   lost  $5,800 and 5,700,
a lea.-,e of the H. A.   Forrest   home ! respectively'    to   me,   and   1    won
on the shore road, near L'dall's hill,   smaller amounts at other  times.
She spent the summer there.      Herj     "Steve O' Brien and   Billy   Jack-
neighbors,     however,   evinced    a   son run    the   Savoy.    They   got  a
marked     coolness   for    the    little  sample of my singular luck.    Once
actress.    She declared she   did   not 1 it came   a   five   card   turn.    There
mind this in   the   least, as   it   was  was three  deuces and a  ten and  a
Great   Neck   which she loved   and   queen in the box.    The   queen   and
she didn't care a snap for   the   peo-   ten were   both    coppers,   with   the
pie-    When   she   edeavored   again  deuce a lavoile play.     Realizing the
to ^secure   the   Forrest    residence  chances of split,   Jackson   who   sat
for next season the place   was   not  behind the box, allowed me to   play
for rent, . the deuce  for  $250.    I played   the
 deuce with   him.     It   came   queen-
No more Fsi/eiiiiistss. deuce, and I had theqiieen coppered
Mayor Harrison of   Chicago  has  for $100, so  I   won   $350   on   the
revoke all permits for przefighls   is-  turn.
sued prior lo the past-age of the "The next time I faced Jackson
anti-fight ordiance by the city conn- another live-card turn came. There
Cil. The mayor's action puts an was three sixes, a jack and nine in
end to the stories that he would not 'he box. I told Jackson that I
approve the new law. wanted to bet   a bunch   on   the   six
to win.   lie asked mc how much and
I said $500.     lie hesitated   and  in-
Rubber   stamps and   seals maim    quiringly   looked   up at   his pardner
facttlftd by| Gavin & Co., Box 96,   O'Brien.     The    latter    shook    his
Rossland, B. C. | head, as much artO say hold him to
Kill*, tussles- MaretaSM lu   I'autry   Hussm
of Geo, K  Starr.
A rat's tooth came near causing
the destructon by fire of the La
Conner Transportation and Trading Company's steamer George E.
Starr as she lay on the face of the
White Star dock at an early hour
one day last week. Smoke and
flames resulting from the ignition
of a box of matches piled in one
corner of the pantry room were discovered by the night watchman of
the vessel. By the time the watchman could organize a bucket brigade the fire bad eaten well into the
walls of the compartment, but being confined, was extinguished by
a dozen buckets of salt water.
At that time lhe wind was blowing a gale, and h id the flames gained any headw iy the result would
have been disastrous. As it was,
$75 will cover the damage.
I ilk pio*.*. 11    ICt i>ss l>l.     i-osisstl
According to a Russian war office
report, Russian troops two months
ago discovered in Manchuria a republic hitherto unknown to Europeans. It is situated on the upper
reaches of the Sungari river. It is
called Tchapigou, and has 100,000
inhabitants. It was originally governed by a triumvirate and then by
a president, who assumed all executive powers and organized tribunals and trade guils of taxation,
gold mining, etc. A small army
was maintained, which made a
more determined opposition than
the imperial Chinese troops to the
Russians in the Sungari valley in
October. The republic was fonnd-
edover fifty years ago, when there
were 19,000 citizens. The Chinese
authorities at Girin have shown a
friendly toleration to the republic.
The Secretary of War has cabled
instructions to General McArthur at
Manila to begin the work ol returning the volunteer troops from
the Philippines in order to permit
of their discharge in this country
by June 30 next. This action
had been taken in anticipation of
the authorization by congress of
the enlistment of regular regiments
to replace the recalled troops.
Plans for the organization of the
proposed new regiments have been
perfected at the war department
and complete arrangements made
for their speedy recruitment and
equipment. Action in this matter
awaits on the approval of congress.
It was hoped by the secretary of
war and the military authorities that
the bill for the organization of the
army now before the senate would
become a law before congress took
a recess for the holidays. The Officials make no secret of their great
concern over the existing situation
and say that the failure of congress
to take immediate action for its relief undoubtedly will result in considerable embarrassment to the
government and seriously retard
the execution of the administration
policy for tbe establishment of an
efficient and stable government in
The opinion is expressed at the
war department that there is no
prospect of a general re enlistment
on the part of the volunteers
in the Philippines. The records
of the department all tend to show
that only a small percentage of the
state troops are likely to serve beyond their presenct term of enlistment. Officers serving with volunteer regiments in the Philippines
have been sounded on the subject
and have reported a general disinclination on the part of the volunteers to prolong their enlisted service. It is realized lhat a similar
state of affairs existed among the
state volunteers recruited during
the Spanish war. There were about
it),000 of these volunteers in the
Philippines when the volunteer regiments w*re mustered out at the
close ot the Spanish war and of that
number only 7450 re-enlisted for
service in the Philippines in the
present volunteer army, notwithstanding the liberal inducements
offered by the government to that
end, including travel pay at once to
the amount of $100 to each man
who enlisted.
have virtually been driven into a
combination as a protection
against one of their  own   number.
The latter, Ludwig Wurzburg,
proposed to introduce the principle
of co-operation into the management of the forty-seven canneries on
the river, and the other canners
were so alarmed that tbe advidity
with which the 4000 fishermen
jumped at the proposal of co-opei-
ation that, fearing a renewal of the
labor troubles which tied up the industry last summer, they promptly
sank their own differences and or-
ganized a combination on the same
line as th<» Canner's association of
the season of 1900.
Another objection to the majority
ol the canners to the plan of Mr.
Wurzburg, in addition to the disinclination to share the profits of
canning with the fishermen instead
of paying them by the number of
fish caught, was the feature of the
scheme which gave to Wurzburg
the management of the entire combination of canneries for four years
at an annual salary of $12,000,
and also conferred on Wurzburg
the power to value all the canneij
ies, his own among the number,
and to allot t.o their respective ownj
ers proportionate amounts of stock
in the combine.
Thc Chicago coal merchant who
persisted in playing jokes on a
friend that had no sense of humor
stopped doing so very suddenly
yesterday -at least in Chicago. As
thc man who killed him immediately commited -suicide, however, it is
possible the old program is still being continued amid warmer surroundings.
Admiral Dewey's wife is to have
the income of a third of her late
mother's $2,000,000 during her life,
but thereafter the money passes lo
the other McLeans. If the hero
ol Manila Bay has heretofore had
any thought of giving his wife
Rough-on-RatS, it is obvious that
he must drop  the idea now.
Tbe New Isssssslxrsstloss Quarter*.
The new immigrant station on
Ellis Island, New Vork, is now in
use, lt forms a marked contrast
to 'he barge office, with its dirty,
dimly lighted, cramped, penlike
quarters. In place of worn floors
and board partitions, grimey and
greasy,there are concrete floors and
hard-surfaced plaster walls. Instead of narrow, gloomy passages
there are spacious, well-lighted
rooms. The change from the old
station to the new one will be a
welcome one to the immigration
officials, as it will make their work
easier and pleasanter.and give them
more  cheerful quarters.
The hospital, the powerhouse
and the physicians' house will not
be ready for occupancy before
Dawson   Mar   lurorpsiraled.
Papers and mail received from
Rampar city, on the Yukon and
headquarters of the Minook
mining district, assert that the gold
output for lhat district for the year
1900 will amount to $500,000. Ex-
Governor McGraw and others of
Seattle, including Erastus Brain-
erd, a newspaper man, are heavily
interested in the Minook district.
Preparations are being made for
much more work next year than
has heretofore been done at that
The question of the incorporation
of Dawson is now before the Yukon
council. The people are clamoring for a legally constituted city
government and the division ot Vu-
kon revenues. The first Dawson
high school opened Dec. 13.
It is maintained at government expense.
A    NI.W   < AMVKHV     <<>--m-||.
kVrasjer Hives-   «"osss|sisssi<»   Are   Hrlveu
Into It.
The Fraser river canners, whose
differences appeared irreconcilable
after the collapse of their combine
at the end  of the  cannery season,
lutllaua   Mail   IMspos.s   ot     Ills   wife
Mrs. Mary C. Albertson ofMichi
gan City, in a divorce suit, charges
that her husband sold her to William Dennis ol the same city for $2.
This was the price asked by her
husband, and after some haggling
she alleges, Dennis paid the money, and since then she has been doing the work for her new lord and
In her complaint she also alleges
that her husband attempted to kill
hei with a razor, but was prevented
by her brother. Then it occurred
to him that she had a market value, and he offered to sell her, putting the price at $2. Herebefore
the woman made no complant, tearing that if she objected to the bargain and was turned back by her
purchaser, her husband would carry out his orignal project of killing
Hlilss tor Hemowluic   tbe Malls*.
Bids foi removing the wreck of
the Maine have been opened in
Havana. It is required that the
wreck and all material used in its
removal must be out of the harbor
by April 1, 1901. The spot where
the gallant ship and her ill-fated
crew went down will be appropriately marked.
A Few lis.
If all asses were quadrupeds —
If civilization did not mean desire—
If there were beauty shows for
If some people had instinct instead of minds—
If girls would not chew gum and
men smoke cigarettes—
It some people would realize that
God   made  the  earth—
If all the players in Life's concert
followed the director—
If charity did not conceal so
much that would be better for the
How different this old world
would be.—Milwaukee Journal. BUYING   HORSES
English Government Making
Heavy Purchases.
Fifty  Thousand Cavalry  Animals
Wanted   wilt Cost $380 a Head
to Laud Them.
Captain Heygate of the British
army is purchasing 50,000 cavalry
horses and mules tor the British
army in South Africa. He came
here more than a year ago to buy
but he was ordered home again a
short time ago. But the unexpected renewal of hostilities has
made the purchase of more horses
and mules necessary. As fast as
the animals are inspected and
bought they will be sent to New
Orleans and shipped to Capetown,
Durban and New London, on British transports, some of which are
now on their way to the United
States. One shipload of the animals will be taken to South Africa
by Lieutenant David Moberly, leaving New Orleans soon afte r January. Lieutenant Moberly said,
"By the time the horses and mules
are landed in South Africa they will
cost tbe British government $380 a
That is a large price for an aminal
which will be fit for service onl) six
weeks. Most of the animals die
because of the  change  in   climate.
They must cross the equator in
going to South Africa and the
torrid heat of the tropics kill them
rapidly. The average death rate
on shipboard is 32 to the thousand
Forty days after a horse is purchased in Kansas City it is landed in
South Africa. Since the beginning
of the Boer war tngland has purchased over loo.non head of hoises
and mules in   the    United   States,
It required 65 ships to carry them
from New Orleans to South Africa.
Baden-Powell now has .15,000
mounted police and it is proposed
to mount'50,000 of the Impeiial
infantry. England has discovered
that her soldiers must be mounted
to be able to cope with the Boers,
who get over the country with
alarming rapidity.
Atlantis-   Lluer lo    He    Equipped  ami
Moored Oil' Brighton   lleas-ls
A syndicate has been formed
to buy an obsolute Atlantic liner,
fit her up as a miniature Monte Carlo casino, moor off the English
coast just sjutside the three-mile
limit and run a big game in the
English channel otf Brighton, the
place chosen. Launches will run
back and forth to meet the London
trains. The boat will be a gambling resort, and visitors may live
aboard as long as they wish in luxurious surroundings. Experienced
croupiers will be imported from
Monte Carlo, and roulette will be
the principal game, played in strict
accordance with Monaco rules.
Nominally, it will be a club, but
any man belonging to any recogniz*
ed club in Europe can easily obtain
admission upon payment of a nominal fee. This is similar to thc .ules
of the Ostend club \ private
part of the ship will bs) 'oted to
a restricted club, like iny London
club, with heavy subscriptions and
limited membership, This will be
for private play.
The promoters say that miking
money is not so much their objec t
as providing a place where Englishmen can gamble. They reckon the
profits of thc hotel and restaurant
business will be sufficient to pay
thi expanc*, s> every reison-
able concession will be made lo
The cost of the ship and outfitting is estimated at $850,000,
while more than that will be Subscribed to stake the bank.
seated and long-las ting. It is related that the words, "What,
never? Well, haredly ever," became
a phrase so prevalent that it interfered with ordinary conversation
and distutbed the gravity of courts
in session, of legislatures and even
pulpit orators who could not use
the word "never" with-out causing
a ripple of merriment in the audience. One eminent New York
editor and publisher, low dead, was
compelled to forbid the use of the
phrase in his paper on the pain of
dismissal. He called his force together.
"This thing occurred," said he
"twenty times in as many articles
in yesterday's paper. Never let it
be used again."
"What, never?" chorused the
"Well haidly ever," replied the
wretched man surrendering to the
At the height of their success
Sullivan and Gilbert quarreled and
the breach wa? never healed.
THI-.Y i'i:i:l hi -mi i><> wi.k.
Worlduifisieu   of tierusasis/   Are Stand
lug- I p lor their Klein*..
Certain startling figures have
been made public to show the in-
erasing frequency with which strikes
occur in Germany. Incidentally
they destroy the prestige of the
United States as a strike center.
During one year, for instance—
the year 1899—1,297 strikes took
place in Germiny, The year before
there had been only 985, which indicates the rapidly growingstrength
of organized labor and perhaps also
the multiplication of cause ot dis r
At all events it was a hard yea
for employers as well as for strikers,
as 1,920 establishments were obliged to shut down completely at different times during this one year.
11 is plain from ibis that the German workman has not only acquired weapons of self-protection, but
uses them. As fur the number of
workmen concerned in the strikes
of 1899, the same interesting statistics fix it at 100,779, while th e
entire number of establishments
affected was 7,113. Of these all
not obliged to shut down altogether
were seriously disabled.
Purtherol indications cfihe serious
character of the labor-capital war in
Germany lie in the fact that the total numberof strikes extended over
3,976 weeks and cost $625,254.
Of the total number 542 had an
offensive and 420 a defeusive character.
The least gratifying feature to
the fiiends of organized labor is
that only 520 strikes were completely successfil; 205, however, altogether.
Jelt'rlessaiid   Hulillu
lames J. Jeffries and Gus Ruhlin
have signed articles of agreement
to box twenty rounds, Marquis of
Cjueensbury rules, at Sangerfest
hall, Cincinnati, on Feb. 15. The
men agree to wear gloves not exceeding five ounces in weight and
accept George Siler as referee.
»li:ill-» HARD DP.
A lerloaa *loss<->   I'hiiIc   Helgnlng-    lu
Use lolllllil 11   Kepillslll*.
While the press of Mexico is non-
commitial, it is believed that a serious money panic is now on there.
Geo. W. Hilseinger, manager of
thc I'll Paso and Jaurez branch of
the Mexico City and Chichuahua,
says that the panic is becoming
serious and that the government is
about to let out tbe reserve amounting lo $40,000,000 to relieve the
One of Intense Interest Related by a Sage.
The Narrator'ls So Aged that None
Dare Guess in What Year
He Was Born.
casssiii in ni" uwn Trap.
The recnl death of Sir. Arthur
Sullivan recalls Ihe "Pinafore craze"
in this   country,   which   was  deep-
HarrlMss*! Hl« Fee I-..I.I
A dispatch to the New York Herald from Caracas, Venezuela, says
that former President Benjamin
Harrison has received his fee for his
services in connection with thc ar-
bitrstion of the boundary dispute
between British Guiana and that republic, The settlement has just
been made public. In addition the
government has paid ihe American
mixed claims and the interest on
the foreign debt This settlement
is expected to relieve the government of many of its embarrassments
especially of pressure from Germany,
which has caused not a little
The Boundary section of British
Columbia abounds in legendary
lore, and of all the stories still told
by the old men of the aboriginal
tribes around the campfire at night,
none is of more tragic interest than
one related by Skom-ne-lo, a sage
of the Colvilles, whose age no one
attempts to guess with any degree
of accuracy, and who, when asked
concerning this subject, points to
an immense pine tree which grows
near his lodge and says, in his mixture of broken English and Chinook
jargon, "My son, 1 have seen the
time when my friend there and I
were the same height, but I was
stronger than he, for I could bend
him to the ground." I have spent
many an hour with the aged Indian,
leaning against the pine while we
both smoked my tobacco, and listening to his tales of adventure.
One night, after he had silently
wooed "Lady Nicotine" for upwards
of an hour, he laid his pipe aside
and said:
"My son, I will tell you of the
Blackfeet, and of how my tribe,who
have always been a peaceable people, defeated the war patty from
beyond tho big hills—we and our
father, Toy-ebe. (Toy-e-be is the
Indian name for Kettle river.) It
was many years ago, before the
Hudsons Bay company brought
rifles and whisky to us, before the
white men came and stole our
women, leaving us smallpox and
boils in return, before the priests
had shown us how to go to hell.
The Blackfeet had big hunting
ground.*-- off there where the sun
rises, but many days' journey from
this land. Their men were tall and
strong, and their number was as
the sand in the bed of Tov-e-be.
Seldom did they send a war party
so far from home as to reach us,but
sometimes a band of their young
men would come into the valley,
and then we used to fight, yes, we
could fight in those days—before
we had whisky and hell—for had
we not our homes to preserv* and
our women to protect?
Hlai'kf'eel on Warpnlls.
"One time when the leaves had
just begun to die, 300 of the Blackfeet braves passed to the north of
us through the Kicking Horse pass
as far as the O-kan-o-gan. The
tribes in the north had no hearts,
and the Blackfeet took many scalps,
and all the food they wanted, burning the rest. They went through
the land as the goose llies, like a
wedge, with their strong men in
front and on the wings, and their
wounded and prisoners in the center. They took enough prisoners
only to carry their food, and would
torture them when they returned to
their own land; but we were merciful and gave them a quicker death.
They came down the O-kan-o-gan
lakes and across the He-he trail to
this river. Then they built canoes
and came down toward us.
"I was a young man then, and
was the fastest runner in my tribe.
On that day 1 was hunting mow itch
(deer) a long day's journey up the
river. 1 saw the Blackfeet in their
canoes, and they were singing their
war songs and telling how I hey had
vanquished every tribe they bad
met. But victory had made them
over proud and they were careless,
I knew they would camp for lhe
night belore coming lo tbe lodges
of my tribe, but in the morning
what would become of my people.-'
So I ran, and the sun hunted his
bed in the salt water no (aster than
I hunted the lodge of my father,
Night came and 1 ran on, for I had
eyes in the dark, and the trail sped
under my feet with a soft, singing
sound The bushes kissed me in
the face and bade   me   run    luster.
Ah, the woods were good to me in
those days. I stopped only for a
moment to bathe my face in the
river when I came to a ford, and to
drink a little of the cold wate'. So
in the middle of the night I came
into my father's lodge and told him
what I had seen. My father was
chief of the tribe. He told me to
waken the men, and while I was
gone he sat with his face in his
hands, thinking. When I returned
with all the men he came out of the
lodge, and his eyes shone, making
us all glad; for my fa'her was very
wise, and we knew that his smile
meant death to our enemies and life
to us.
Isii-li, <l lo Ileal Ii.
"So in the early morning we were
all hid in the bushes by the river in
front of Ten-as-ket's lodge, about
four hours' journey up the river,and
the women had all our canoes waiting about a mile below us. Soon
we saw the Blackfeet coming, and
they were not singing now, but
bending to their paddles and making the river foam. When they
came near us we shouted our war
cry, and sent our arrows among
them like a cloud. Many fell into
thj water, but the rest paddled to
the shore, formed a wedge and
charged. Nothing could stand before that terrible wedge, and we
ran till we reached our canoes.
Then we paddled down the river as
fast as we could,while they returned
to their canoes and gave chase.
You know the place about a day's
walk below here, where Toy-e-be
has cut a hole through the mountain, where nothing can pass and
live, and wheie even big trees are
torn into splinters on the rocks.
Well, when we came around the
bend at the top of this canyon, we
pulled our canoes out of the water
and hid them in the bushes. Then
we waited. Soon the Blackfeet
came along, their canoes leaping
from the water, so earnest were
they in their determination to come
up with US. If they had not been
blinded by anger they would have
seen the water on the rocks where
we lifted our canoes out, but they
saw nothing, neither did they hear
the roar of Toy-e-be as he lore
through the mountain. When they
had all entered the gorge we jumped
from the bushes and called them to
return. But Toy-e-be had them in
his grasp and he is stronger in his
wrath than any living thing. For
a moment they struggled against
the current, and then they disappeared.
"We went over the mountains as
fast as we could run, to where the
river comes out of the gorge, and
there, floating around in the whirlpool were bits of canoes, and on the
rocks were some of the men, but no
one could tell that they had ever
borne human shape, for they were
like jelly. We pushed them back
into the water,anu let the river take
them down toward tbe sea. Toy-e-
be had kiiled them, and to Toy-e be
they belonged. We took no scalps,
for our father, the river, might be
angry il" we took from him the credit
of the victory.
"When the Blackfeet sent out a
party lo look for their young men
we were ready foi them, for all the
tribes in this land came together,
and few Blackfeet ever returned to
the land of their fathers. But sf
this I will speak at   another   time."
William Richardson Once in
Deadly Peril.
He Is the Successor to General
Joseph Wheeler in the
Of the seven new representatives
who took the oath of office before
Speaker Henderson on the first day
of the present session of congress,at
Washington one is a man who was
once sentenced to be hanged. He
is the successor of General Joseph
His name is William Richardson,
and he hails from Alabama. Although only 17 years old, he was
one of the central figures in a dramatic episode of the civil war.
General Forrest, then little
known, even throughout the Confederacy, in July, 1863, received
word the Federal troops under Gen.
Crittenden, who were at Murfree-
boro, forty seven miles away, had
captured a valuable Confederate
spy. He moved quickly and with
1100 men completely surprised
Crittenden's force in the early morning killing many and taking many,
more prisoners.
Forrest arrived in time to release
the man he sought, a spy in the
army of Virginia, known only as
Mr. Paul. Paul and his boy companion had been told only a few-
hours before that they were going
to be hanged the next morning.
Richardson, who had gone into
the Confederate army when ii> years
old, was no spy, but had been introduced to Paul by relatives who
wanted to assist him in an effort to
return to the south. He had b;en
captured after the first battle and
had been taken to Indiana. He made
his escape, got to Nashville, fell
in with Paul, of whose identity he
knew nothing, and was shortly
afterwards captured.
Paul's guilt was so clear that all
of Richardson's efforts to explain
to the Feoeral authorities that he
was no spy were unavailable.
better or write out more letters, but
because he can go out on emergency
work that the women would be unable to do.
H. M. Wakeman, in charge ofthe
Remington employment bureau, has
an average of 8000 applications for
places always on hand. Many of
these are from places outside of the
city. Many of them are from men
and women now employed but who
would make a change if profitable.
Mr. Wakeman says that to replace
women stenographers with men it
would be neccessary for employers
to hire their men away from other
employers, thus making place for
women somewhere else.
"As to salaries" said Mr. Wakeman, "there is a difference of about
$25 a month between the pay of a
man and a woman. You can get
a good women stenographer for
$10 to $12 a week and you can get
a good man for from $15 to $18 a
week. Few men stenographers in
commercial work get more than
$75 a month, and $60 to $65 will
ge' first class men.
"The supply of stenographer!
has had much lo do with forcing
salaries down from the $100 and
$125 mark of twenty years ago.
Business everywhere has been compelled to adopt the typewriter for
the reason that typewritten mail is
most likely to attract attention.
This fact has forced hundreds of
small concerns to use the machine
when otherwise their business does
not justify. These houses generally
employ girl stenographers who are
learning the work, paying them
$4 to $6 a week. These g.rls do
the work sufficiently well, and when
they become experts they are let
go and more new girls take their
places. This of course, has its
effect on salaries.
"I can imagine that a good wideawake man stenographer, receiving
dictation as to company business
lor a few years, would be in possession of many details of the business that would make him of more
value to his employers somewhere
else. I snould think iailroad companies, especially, might find men
stenographers more valuable than
women lor this one reason."
Is Restless
Of   35.000  In Chicago
10000 Are Seeking
New Places.
The freedom of the city ol Lim r-
ick was formally conferred upon
President Kruger. It is to be feared that if old Oom Paul retur ned
into British territory to claim that
freedom he would nnd it of rather
peculiar variety.
Tin-: s*i \i.i.!.*t niisoM-.it
Alexander    Stewart, 1 is.- 11.*,   iiursl-
erer, lu Mini  ssnif.
Alexander Stewart of New York,
the    boy     murderer,   .vhose    recent sentence for the killing of  Fd-
ward    Plesel,   a   playmate,   at   the
bouse uf refuge,   brought  tears  to
the eyes of Judge   l-'ursman.     The
boy is said to be a   third   cousin of
the famous New Vork merchant,   A
T. Stewart.    According to    Keeper
ConnaughtOn   he   is    the   smallest
prisoner ever received at Sing Sing.
A carnival of biigandnge is said
to have followed tlu- close ul thc
Paris exposition. Visitors who
survived the big show, and who are
still in ihe French capital, now
have a chance, therefore, to experience a_variety of robbery.
There are 35,000 stenographers
of all decrees in Chicago, in proportion to three women to one man,
and ot this grand total perhaps
10,000 are continually seeking new-
places, In place-seeking, however,
there arc five women   to   one   man
out of work.
In spite of this fact, however,
there are rumors that certain great
corporations and railroads are intending to change from women
stenographers, to men, on ihe
ground that a man stenographer,
taking dictation in company business for a period,naturally becomes
lilted lor positions iu which he may
be worth more to himself and his
company than if he remained at
the typewriter.
It is argued that many businesses
are such that a women stenogragher
could not be promoted, and that in
these, especially, men stenographers
are better and cheaper in the end.
There is 110 fault found with women
as stenographers, so far as their
work is concerned. But for several
reasons they hold their positions
for shorter terms than men do, and
lew oi them are promoted to higher
In tbe   first   place  hundreds of
women stenographers get married
every year. In the next, when a
women is proficient enuugh to begin lo demand something like a
man's salary, many houses let her
go and take a man stenographer,
not because they can take dictation
I'-li-iiii*. SSS   llsssssssis    lls-ssslss
The Germans are proposing to
m e for practice small globes made
uf silk, called "balloon targets,"
to represent the head of men firing
from a shelter trench or from behind cover. These, says the Army
and Navy Journal,are to be placed
at irregular intervals, representing
groups in a line ot extended men
as well as individuals, and care is
to be taken that when a moving
target is used its upper edge is not
to be ol unifoim height and the in-
ervals between the several figures
are to be irregular. When the targets represent a.-cilliry in a'tion
dummies are to be carefully placed
as much under cove, as the ground
twill permit. The targets are not to
exposed until th.* troop-, are called
upon to open lire upon them. In-
slm'tions are given as to advancing by rushes, tiring at every halt,
and also as to the Anal ch.trg* with
the bayonst. The firers will s.»e
the effect produced by their shots,
they will learn to observe the gars
made in the enemy's I'm; aiJ to
concentrate their tire upon the
groups which remain.
One.ui Wilbelmin.i oi Holland
drinks nothing but water. Which
fact is calculated to give Duke
Henry, with bis German appetite
for beer, some food [or thought as
to household conditions after the
Two Millions on «is<* *.♦ rang "titio
The official report ol the finance*
ofthe Paris Exposition shows a loss
of two million liancs. The total expenditure is 1 1 1,500,000 trancs.
The receipts amounted to 1 14,500,-
000 francs. The loss is less than
in the case of either of the preceding expositions.


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