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The Prospector Aug 15, 1896

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Tiiii !'!fi>si'K(."i.'ui:
|I.\S    Til)!    I..MIIIKST    CIIICI'.
Ull.   IIICIH   IN  nu1.1'. SII.VKH
Vol. 2.
No 5.
A   t'lilol's iiiiuuin' you liiltiii not.es,
Anil faith hti'l print tlii'in,
The saw mill is now running
mi full lillie,
Tlie public sohool commenced
iis fall term on inonday,
Maps of the East Kootenay
district, for sale at the Prospector office,
Miss Bailey returned from
Victoria, where she was spending her vacation,
\V. Johnson and Albert Leo have
gone up the St. Mary's on a
hunting and fishing trip,
Wm. Carlin has gone to Golden
on business, rumor says that il is
of a matrimonial character.
Hugh Sutherland X.M.P. Winnipeg one of the owners of the
North Star mine is on a visit to
Port Steele.
The steamer Gwondolin is laid
up on account of tho low stage
of water between Canal Plat and
Port Steele.
Divine Service will be hold, in
tlie school room next Sunday
evening at 7,80 O'clock, Sunday
school at 2 o'clock,
A largo party of ladles and
gentlemen went to Pish Lakes
on a fishing hip, they report a
very nice time wilh lots of fish.
Mrs Heckle and Mrs James
Duriek have returned from Fairmont and intend leaving shortly
for Ottawa to spend tho winter.
The stage from Tobacco Plains
came in on Tuesday. We learn
that Mr. Bohart has erected
stopping places near Sand creek
for the accomodation of travellers.
Do you ever stop and think of
the future prospects of Port
Steele, what tho developement of
tho mineral resources of the district will lead to. That every
dollars worth of gold taken out
of the creek, or bar, every dollars
worth of silver, taken out of the
mountain's is a benefit to every
business aiiiii not only in the district, but to the business interests
of the whole of British Columbia." It helps every industry, it
builds up every business, with il
tlie mining man pays his grocer,
his butcher and his hardware
man. llio merchant and the dealers in all kinds of supplies,
With il lie supports his family,
and gives lo his children the
advantage in education and
training which every boy and
girl in British Columbia should
have. Ile helps Ihe farmer by
giving him a market, for his produce, without Ibis market, whicli
we hope to build up by successful
mining Industry, what can, what
would the families of Ihe North
West do?
Koolcniiy will nol attain the
MMth of hor greatness until Ihe
railway comos through t be Crow's
Nest Pass. Then will she rival
yea. eclipse those centers of industry that have been classed
amongst Ibe world's Wonders
Swansea. Manchester. Birmingham, Wlgan, Scruutoii.Pillsbu
Unite, etc.
The North Star mine situated
on what is called Huckleberry
hill, this |s one of the largest
mines in British Columbia, the
ore is galena which averages
from 55, to 11)0 ounces in silver,
and 08 per oent lead, this company have shipped about 5,000
tons this season, and there are at
least 100,000 tons in sight at the
present time,
The Midnight is nn extention
of the North Star op the north,
tho ore is about tho same quality
as the North Star. B. C. Kingsbury of Spokane has bonded
this mine,
The Dean and All Over are
owned by R, 0. Jennings and the
Kansas City S. & R. Co, who are
at present engaged, in developing
the property, tho ore is galena.
Among what is know as tho
North Star group, which comprises some 40 claims, are many
which deserve more than a passing notice, and in the future we
shall give a report in full of all
the workings on the different
claims in the group, The Stem-
winder, Quantreel, Eureka, Big
and Little Chief, Geneva, Vermont Boy, and Canton are all
properties whioh have some
showing of galena,
Across Mark creek a distance
of two miles north from the Star
we come to the Sullivan group
which comprises about Hi claims
the original location tire the
Hamlet, Shylook and Hope,
which are bonded to a Spokane
syndicate, represented by Col.
Wm. Redpath, the ore on these
claims is galena whioh assays 54
oz. in silver and 58 per cent lead,
the showing on these claims bids
fair to ecpial its neighbor the
North Star, A shaft is down
some DO feet in solid ore, the
width of the lead is unknown at
present, Among the other claims
in the group are the Gem, Stony,
Stormy,Blueher, Gift, and Galore
all having ore in a kidney form
on the claims.
West from these claims wo
come to somo gold properties
situated on the oast slope of the
Selkirk range of mountains, there
are at least 100 claims located in
this section, somo of which are
very rich in gold. The Prospectors Dream, Del Norte, Argenla
Idaho. Modiste. Prod. T. Duboin
and Great Northern tiro all in
this vicinity.
Placer mining in this section is
carried on to some extent, we
understand Ihal the Perry creek
Co. will soon commence active
ope rations.
South from these prospects we
Iimi the Moyer group of II claims,
of whicli Iho Si. Eugune owned
by Pinch and Cronan is the original location, there are al leasl
8,000 tons of ore on tho dump of
Hie of the SI. Eugone, The ore
assays 50 oz. in silver and 05 per
cent lead, this company will ship
ore nexl season. We learn lhat
on the Moyea Ihe ledge or Vein
lias been reached. The ore is
galena and assays about Ihe same
as Ihe St. Ugotio. Tho ledge at
present is the full width of the
tunnel, the other claims in this
group are the Peter, Queen of
I the Hills, Lake Shore, and
All that the Fort Steele district
needs to develope hor mineral
resources, is better facilities for
the transportation of ore IT Hie
powers that lie, will only look
forward to Iho future possibilities
of this district, and spend a few
thousand dollars in improving
(lie Kootenay river lo tho international line "under Ibe presenl
lax on mineral" the government
will llnd that its revenues from
this district, will be Increased to
ii large extent. III 1805, ther,)
was two steamboats plying on
Ihe river, Ibis year there was
four, nexl year there is every
possibility of at least six large
steamboats transporting ore, il,
would be wise for the government to foster ami help this
growing commercial industry.   .
Leaving these claims and coming east we strike the main range
| of the Rockies, in which we llnd
ii mineral bell extending some 60
'miles in a northerly dii lion,
| locations have been made from
! Kit, river north lo Sheep creek,
llll this belt we llnd the Dibble
group of mines, Ihe Lusl Chance
] and Last Chance extension are
bonded In Wm. Sprague und the
| Chisholm Pro's of Montana, the
lore is gray copper carrying gold
land anthiioninl silver, numerous
assays have been made showing
that the ore whicli could be
shipped would average 100 on, in
silver, about $20 in gold and III
lo 12 per cent copper, the other
claims in this group are the Emerald, Winona, Richmond Hill
and the Percy.
North of this point, situated on
Wild Horse creek we Iimi many
largo properties. TheDardenellos
a gold proporty, the owners of
Ibis property have an Aruster In
operation, we learn that Hugh
Sutherland one of Ihe owners of
the North Star Co. has secured
an option on the properly extending 8n days,
Tlie Lily May property lies to
the oast of the Durdenelles, and
is owned by Spokane parties and
is stocked for §600,000, this is a
gold property and very r-ich.
On Boulder creek we find the
Gold Hill group, this is the
largest body of quartz in the district, tho ledge is 200 feet in width
and extends a distance of 1.500
feet, assay returns give g-i in
gold, the Lizzie, My Emmie,
Midas and Caledonia comprises
the group,
Across the creek from Gold
Hill Is the Boston Girl, which
has a five foot lead assay returns
give 03 70 in gold and silver and
!) per cent lead,
North'1 of this wo find the
Golden five group, a gold proporty which assays high in gold
and silver,
On Wallinger creek the Rooky
mountain and Hoodoo owned by
N. A Wallinger, the ore is a gold
quartz very rioh,
On the east fork of Wild Horse
are the Sweepstakes, Nancy
Hanks and Maud S, The lead on
these claims is the largest in the
district, being over 400 feet in
width, the ore is Iron Sulphuretts
carrying gold and silver.
The Hidden Hand and Iron
Mask are about a mile from the
above claims up the creek tho
lead is about 50 feet in width and
carries gold and silver.
On Victoria gulch we find the
Rocky Mountain, BatttMountain
Forget me not and, many other
valuable properties.
We are at this time unable to
describe all the properties on
this mineral belt. The copper
properties near Elk and Bull
rivers are very valuable.
Now strikes are reported in
in the vicinity of Wasa and Wolf
creek, in this vicinity there are
many rich mines carrying gold,
silver, copper and lead,
We propose in the future to
write a brief description of every
claim in tin; district and to enable
us to do it, the owners tiro expected to call and make a thorough and truthful report of these
Wo loarn that the Perry Crook
Placer Co. hove re-organized and
will commence work- during the
present month, tho necessary
capital having been subscribed.
Tlie affairs of the company will
be managed by throe trustees—
one representing the Victoria
share holders, and two by those
who hold an interest hi the east.
We believe a local man has been
appointed by thoViotorla people.
Alexander Dow a practical miner
will be the foreman.
We. learn lhat il is tho inteni ion
of Captain I. P. Sanborn lo build
two steamboats during Ihe coining winter lo ply between Porl
Steele iiiid Jennings Molilalia.
"The Captain is no novice in ibe
business," but ranks ns one of
the n blest and bosl t'ivorCupluins
in Ihe north west. The Captain
will build a largo bout capable of
carrying 250 Ions of ore, and a
small light draught stoamor thai
enn run ul Ihe lowest stage of
wuler. During (lie high stage
of wuter Ihe large boat will run
niglil ami day curryiugtwocrews.
Electric light, mid be equipped in
modern stylo.
New Vurk Aug. o   Bur silver, UHlo.
Cupper Sternly! iirokur's prleo.iHI.IIOi
oxchutige piico, I10."n,
Lead Steady: broker'* price, K.80,
exchange price, *2.8R(((l!.l>0,
Savage Buttle Between Matnboles itiul
the Troops of Grout Britain.
I , 'upe Town, Aug. S: ■ Dotitils httve
I been received here of it decisive victory
won Wednesday by "00 BritlBli troops,
[ composed nf (lolonel I 'lummer's column
ever a niitivo force estimated ul ''1111111 to
7000. The [utter fought desperately
tiiul bravely, charging within n few
yards of the British rapid firing suns.
About 500 Mtttabolo wui'rior-s wore sluin
during the engagement, which lusted
several hours. The lost af the British
includes Major Kershaw, Lieutenant
Harvey, four sergeants and about .'10
soldiers killed, and six officers, several
non-commissioned officers and about 50
men wounded. The Mataheles and
allies were commanded by the lug chiefs
Sokombeo nnd Umlugulus, nnd divided
into live hnpls or regiments, each of
over 1000 men, und well supplied with
iti'ins und ttmmttnibion.
At six o'clock on Wednesday morning
a force of tibotit "00 men. cavalry, infantry und artillery, all under British
ollleers, marched to the Umlugulti
valley. The white infantry, commanded
by Captain Beresford, with two screw
guns und u Maxim rapid tire gun, was
detached to make a detour behind some
hills and then take up a pisilion from
which the valley could lie shelled. It
hud previously been reported hy the
scouts that the enemy in strong force
was encamped In the valley preparing
lor forward movements upon the British
positions. The main body of British
troops were httlted while Captain
Beresford's detachment wus making its
way to the position designated for the
urlillory to occupy, While this
movement wus being executed ami the
guns were being moved over u small,
isolated kopje, that the Mataheles made
u sudden und determined dush ut Cup-
tain Beresford's command. There was
no strategy or concealment, The
natives rushed headlong at the British,
and in spite of the heavy tire whioh was
poured into their ranks, succeeded in
ge-'teg within til yards of tile British
guns, and reached a spot 15 feet from
the Maxim guns.
A minutes delay would have proved
fatal to the British detachment, us the
white infantry were apparently tumble
to check the reckless, wild charge of
the tribesmen, who seemed to court
death ill their fierce uttiek upon tho
column. But when tlie guns begun
crashing case shot at them, tearing
wide, bloody gups in the ranks, and the
deadly Maxim rattled its hull of lead
Into the heavy serried musses of the
rapidly moving hnpls, tho natives
wavered in their cliurge, und u moment
later the rush stopped and begun to
give way, leaving their dead und
wounded on the field,
Bullied by the chiefs, who bravely
rushed to the front, again, encouraging
their followers by a display of magnificent dush, the native wurriors returned
to the charge in face of the fierce tire
of the British guns, and Captain Beresford's force [or it few moments was completely surrounded by surging waves of
wurriors, who seemed to know no fear.
The condition of Beresford's force wus
most critical, und their commander
hurriedly ordered his signal men to ask
Colonel Plummet' to lose no time in ud-
vuncing with the liutin body to their
rescue. While the signuling wus in
progress n hot and determined light
raged about the guns, und several
British ollleers und men fell. In the
distance could be seen two more impis
rushing forward to join in the itttuck
upon Beresford's position.
Colonel I'lunnner ordered the main
body of tho British 1 troops to ndvaneo.
The mounted men were sent forwuid ul
a gallop lo storm tin- bills un tho left of
Beresford's position, from which the
natives wt'vi' delivering it dropping fire
The calvary was gallantly led by Major
Kershaw, who I'luii'gi'il up to tvitlihi 15
yards of tho enemy's position, when lie
was shut through tho hcui-l Iiy it nntlvo
who almost immediately afterward fell
111,• rally riddled with bulluls, The ndvaneo of tlie main body of Pltuncr's forces was rpiiotly noticed Iiy the natives,
who whero prosslug aroiuiil Beresford's
detachment, and ll caused them In take'
stops tn nu real In order to escape being
mucin between two Ores. Tlie gnus
were tints uhlu in tlu hotter oxeciitlnu,
umi II well Oil Ii'll   lil f  I'llbO   Illllll,
followed by 11 well plitced in fshrup'
m'i. shook Uie native uttiicl. Into 1, retreat, umi   wlu'ii   full   roitifoi innlt
I'ttiui'inle iii'tinii llie''ii''iii.\ broke umi
llnl. The guns und rockols played upon
Hie natives us long in- thoy were within
range, but the main lossol tl my
was Initialed wlillolhoy worosobruvelj
charging almost up to the iniizdos nf
the British guns, Thu bravery of the
natives earned tho admh'iitloii nf the
British, hut Hi" shooting wus of lite
Wei"-! possible description.
Agents   For   The   California
Giant  Powder  Company.
Fort   Steele   B.C.
William Forsyth Proprietor.
This is one of the best appointed Hotels in tlie Fori Steele
Every room is comfortably
When you visit Fort Steele you
will miss it if you dont stop at the
A S S A Y   (.) F F I. C E .
Fort Steele B.C,
Gold,   Silver,   Copper,    Load,
Etc, at prices to suit the times.
A trial respectfully solicited.
All work will  receive  prompt
W'ukUj ihllfcfji In mtnimj wimps in lh<
Xorlh Slur umi ll'llil ijonr Dislrkh.
1111 Its li tr ('.1777./:,' HKM.KItS.
Address all communications to
T H 0 M A S   M c V I T T I B.
P.L,,S, <£ C.E ,
Fort Steele B.C,
//. /,. CVMM1XS,
/'./,. ,S'.  ,!■ ,', /•:
Fort Steele B.C.
Strictly First Class.
F It K E S A M I' I. I)  H 0 0 M   I'll li
COM ,\l EKC 1 A I. M K N .
Charles Level!, Proprietor,
The Highest
Cash Price
Paid for Furs,
T.   LOVE.
St, Eugene Mission.
uf nil kinds ul tho
rmi.i.iri's /,'. 1.vi•;//'.'.
A few pubs nt  pure I'oltln Bucks
M,(K1 |ht pulr.   1.1'.iv orders with
II. II'. ./fi.V/'.'s. ■Slaimrr .liintri/;,
Notice is hereby glvon thai the
pnrliicrshi|>bclv,'ccii,l. W.H.Cow
ell iv, N.S.A. vYiillin;;'er carrying
mi fhoibuwlnoss of Assnyoi's and
Mining agents, is dissolved;
,1. IV, K. Cowell retiring. The
business will be carried mi by
N.S.A.Wnlliuger, wiio will pay
nil debts und collect accounts
duo tlie firm. Tlie dissolution
(lutes from .I une I si 1811(1,
J. W.R, Cowell,
Horse-shoeing A Spocin ty,
Fort    Sle, |e    B.C.
If   you   want   the   prime
All machine made on factory
principles,   Come to
! Witness. I'M'ii'iiill'ortl. \ Fori Steele B.O, THE FARM AND ORCHARD
SHIl'PtXG   \VASUI>tlTO>   Kill 'IT  TO
Flunk Alliim of TiuMumi  In  Pleased
nl Winning » Bet—South A.iim'1-
iciiu Trade.
cent u pound, tho lowest estimate, you
will see that tho loss oil lift) earllods ot
choice fruit will foot up over $600,000.
"The truth of the matter is that In
many of the largest orchards In this
state there is practically no fruit at
llll-: SOW THAT IS  V (iOOU MlliKl'Dt
I'l'Olil   Ml'   I.OHM   III   till'  I'l If  Dl'lHU-tllM'
ol'  llll' I'nnn.
I   Tin' valu
Lut   winter  Frank  Ailing  opened  a j
series of experiments In shipping apples,
pears and other green  native  fruits  It);1""
foreign countries, with a view of deter- j
ailnlng what fruit.* and the varieties of j
each are best adapted for shipment via        '
scean to far away lands, especially to '
the Orient ami to South or Central Am-r- ^ ^
lean ports, says the Tacoma News,   Nu- t ]VS|1
merous   opportunities   presented   them- (-!>..-;
selves for Mr.  Ailing to send fruit  to , mils
Ghina and Japan via the  Northern Pa-   I >
clflc liners leaving here every  18   lays
and the enterprising gentleman took u 1-        t
vantage  of  the   fitness   of  events.    He   Q] Q
found   that   Washington   apples,   pears, : [ng
cherries, plums and apricots can be .::i!      ^ ,
down at Yokohama, Hong Kong or >tber
ports  in   the   mikado's  domain  or
flowery land  in  first class  marketable ; preB
oondition. ; jive
In order to arrive at the number of
days native apples would keep In transit    ge|
along the south coast,  Mr.  Ailing  I ■'
several boxes of hardy apples aboard the    ...
American bark Guy C. Goss, which sail-   ,,.
ed from Tacoma last December for Bos- . .;.,,,
ton with a cargo of ship spars and aim- ! , ,,.,,
ber.   Captain Mallett, master of the vessel, is a thorough down eastern Vtnk-     ..
and took much interest In his charge. He   raor
placed the apples in a looker or heavy
storage    box    deep  in  the  ship's   hold,   :,, ,
where he could   conveniently   examine   ,,  n
them at intervals and mite the tempera- ' one
ture In  the  apartments.    The Goss  tr-   ,1S ,
rived in Boston the middle of May. but | ue
the captain hurried to his home in Maine . jn.|
and did not  forward the report on  the "
apples  to Mr.  Ailing until  many weeks I o;
later.   It reached Tacoma-a few days   tl
ago, and reads: | ft
"At this late date I send you report   d
of the apples you put on board the Guy
0,  Goss Sunday, December 211,  1895,
"Thirty-eight days out, in latitude 2
degrees and 3,'t minutes south, and longitude 128 degrees and 32 mlnutca west,
just below the equator, and at a point
almost directly south.of ('ape Flattery,
and west of Ecuador, nnd where the
weather Is .supposed to be the warmest, I
opened a box containing Baldwin and
Northern Spy apples, Ten of the
Baldwins were more or less decayed and
a few were wholly so.    1 noticed  :hat
never proiltab
has usually
ator, iiiiiii '
r milking :
or nurkler
UlllK   bow, ■
and these '
.-.i-i'i'ii Oladoeli wna a uellier on I'liio 1 him nboul Hi.
■k al th.' time nf Iho illmiBtraiu fur.wl j Tin' i hllil obey
1 in Sunlluc .in I Huron muntlw, Ml 'II-      BtuplUjll,   inn
,   -  u     ii., r,.„i ! I"  Ml*' '!'■'
n  pUMnl
K\ 1*1,011 \'VH)\      l\      THK      MlltTH-
\\ lATKir,    PAUT   OK   TATlfl,
ImoiiK the i
> till..'I. II.-.
ll'liO   I •I'll)
u ..ir-tiinit'li <ii-nh«.
the \
ns Importa
how   goo
ung things
.   i was liulet
■ .", » mile
heard  as   ii   r
(toppings,    Th.
md she   look*.
...    iM;,v   ...|.,.|,|
nded the little
■should reach pi
es of
Ul   ■
[ the house ni
ng from Cestrt
i^ trembling with t
e b«
y with an upp
n- here to help
nd 1
mean to iio th
.ui out lighting Are,
if t
it-ni  ililnk of us llll
I hi
te to nee  the
>■ cr
)ps, too.    If you and
safe I think 1
the runt Ihey want to eat from birth until
farrowing time, they will be poor milkers,   it is Impossible to develop a roomy
the larger ones were affected most.   The \ sow with  milking capacity
Northern Spies were in better condition,   ng  largely   on  albuminous  foods.     1
only four being at nil specked and cno   proper tram.', bone and form «
decayed. The good apples wen- firm and
hard. Tlie Northern Spies were much
more Juicy and relnlited their flavor heller than tho Baldwins-.
"For ibe lirsl two weeks at son the
temperature lu Hie linker averaged .Ml
degrees Pah roll licit; Ihird week, i»s degrees and the remainder nf tho Unto 82
"January 23, 180fl, m days out, lu latl-
tiulii -III degrees and :*0 minutes south,
and 114M degrees west, I opened a box
containing Rubicon apples, njlghteen out
•f 28 of tho apples were decayed, ihe.
greater number nf I hem entirely so. 'ihe
whole lines were firm nnd Jit Icy nnd of
line flavor. Hinee the lirsl box was
Opened Die weather hud been growing
gradually cooler ns we approached the
south pole, and on the ditto of opening
tho last box ibe temperature was ."it degrees.    •
"Upon arriving In llnslon harbor the
Inst box was opened, and only three of
the apples were sound, three were partially decayed, and llio remainder rotten
lo the core, Those lhat were sound were
dry and had but Htllo flavor. Wo were
138 days on the passago from Tacoma to
Mr. Ailing   Is greatly pleased over  the
result of  the experiment,    In  the drsl
place he had made a wager with a Ta-
uoma gentleman that he oould lay down
Washington apples In Boston via Cape
Horn on a Hailing ship in sound condition
and won the bet,   In thu second place)
lie is convinced from the showing in Cap-
lain Mulletl's report that the delicious
apples produced by the Evergreen State
can   bo  shipped   to   Central   and   South }
American states as a regular article cf
trade.   "Why," exclaimed Mr. Ailing to i
day, "just think of It; tie- captain did
not open a box until he had passed the
.hottest point  on  the earth's clrcumter* I Wouldn't
ence, and then found scarcely ns many ' I! i had
bad  apples  among  the  number  aa  you ettei
would be likely to take from a box i it-
ehased in the Tacoma market,   Th.-   -.,<: ' Ui'!i tn*
box of fruit was not looked into until the ''"'
ship had been driven down one aide and ! ,vlfh
up the other of the two American conl
nents, ami then some at :h" apples were
good.   I gave special Instructions to th.
captain not to sort the bad apples at any
time before the final opening.   Th;* he
observed.    I-I nil   the   hud   apples   | n
taken out as they began to decay :-i- -
would doubtless have |j,...n many m ■ ■■
sound ones in each box at the end
"If  such   results  can   be  secured   on   ■'. ,
board a sailing vassal, oannol  we ship   ''/.\'\>'
our fruit  to southern  coast points  via
stenmer and land it there In prime eon J'-     The B
Hon?" : „„.,,-, h.
lover pasture, on foods in
which oats, bran and shorts are predominant, with plenty of exercise for mus-
eular development, and they can be obtained in their highest form in no other
way. The short, compact brood sow, pretty us a picture, is nol tho ono tu yield a
profit lu the breeding herd. Plenty of
corn will develop her bcauiy, because
II will develop fat; bul fat und a high
degree of i'ruti fulness or fecundity are
Naluri is wise enough not to spend
lime in developing milking capacity beyond tlie wants of the litter, ll will thus
be seen Unit tho sow that is a good milker must b<> built up from the foundation,
Select, lirsl, an Inheritance In thai direction with vigorous and abounding health,
and then feed along the line at nature as
Many dairy cows of strong milking Inheritance, and Hun have been properly
fed up to the milking period, are spoiled
by bungling milkers. There is no danger
of spoiling a brood SOW. The pig, before
he Is an hour old, has mastered thu science of milking, and has ncqulred greater
prolteoncy than the most skillful dairyman in tho country, That organized appetite which we call the young pig is
thorough master of all the instructions
ever given on the subject of milking. He
milks quickly, thoroughly and gently, except when his rights are disputed.
By thus selecting with an eye to Inhcr-
tiine.. uf milking qualities, by feeding
from birth, in- rather from conception,
with the object of securing vigorous and
abounding health, and along ihe lines nature has Indicated, the herdsman will be
working with nature to victory, instead ot
gainst her lo inevitable defeat,
who would smoke <dgn
-till him
lits of th
I'd Ull him
t all, Hon
I,  A. W. liiill.'iln.
-Wh.it would you do?"
"Sel iii" io them brush heaps out yonder."
"And thus hasten the destruction of
i!t-' properly'.'   exclaimed  Mrs.  Gladden.
"Well. I don't know.'' returned the boy,
a thoughtful look lilling his eyes, "I
remember once, when I was real small,
seeing men where my father worked save
n mill from burning by building hack
tires, and I think if we could burn up all
the loose stuff aboul here before the big
fire comes .ilong we would he safe,"
"Oh, I don't know what lo do!" groaned the woman helplessly, "I do wish
Warren was hem, or some of the men."
"You're afraid to trust me?" said
"You are only a boy, Stephen."
"I know," wllh n downcast look. Then
the lad walked away. When n short dls-
j tance from ihe house he paused and
, glanced In the direction of the lire. He
saw that It was circling aboinii the little
clearing and lhat lliey would soon be
hemmed in,
Whatever was done must he done uulckly. There was no mode of conveyance
out of the clearing. Mr. Gladden having
taken the team and wagon to town wllh
him on the previous day.
It was five miles to tho nenrest lown
and escape in that direction was almost
cut off. While the lad was debating what
to do, a sudden idea shot lo his brain.
A mile from the Gladden clearing was a
considerable lake. Surely, thought the
boy, this body of wilier would afTord
protection If ihey could only reach it.
Stephen ran back to the house nnd told
Mrs. Gladden,his plans.
"You can walk h mile and the road to
the Inko is clear, but It may not he fot
long.    We must go there at once."
"And leave the house io burn?"
"Yes, for your life und the baby's <i
worth more limn ihe house, which Is
loomed anyhow, I fear. We must hurry
for ihe fin- Is coming very fast; you oui
see ii down yonder now."
Mrs. Gladden realized tbe danger an.
hastily made preparations for lligbt.
Gathering a few necessary article}, in ..
satchel, she placed this in the hand of
Stephen, then snatched up her leibv. und
followed the boy hci'oss the clearing
the road leading to the lake.
Once In ibe woods, Stephen paused and
looked back, saying:
"I believe I will star! ,i fire. It mny
save ibe house, and I want to do nil I
can lu save Mr. Gladden's properly, You
go on down ihe road and I'll ov'erluk.
you before you've gone  far,"
The lad ran hack toward the house nnd
soon had the heaps of brush blazing,
When lie returned to the woods he found
Mrs, Gladden slatidillg where he bad left
"Why didn't you go on as 1 lold you lo
do?" ho asked, hurriedly,
"Because I wouldn't go on wlthotii yoi
Stephen," returned Mrs. Gladden, who n
posed great confidence in hoi chore in
now, lie seemed so cool under ibe nxolt1
mini and danger Incident 10'llio ocet
'Well, we must, hurry all the fash.
then, be cried, '"Don't you see, Uie fire
is going down here to the loft? We mav
be mil off yet!   Hurry, hurry, Mrs, Glad-
suoRTAoii   ix   imnaox    kuut
What   Is
'am  they
Ihe f
I road boy und woman
I   by  Ihe  impulse nt self
Hoi,mi   of   the   Slot..   Nol   liver   tHKI    i:  '          -    -        . :.i   poll ge     if  bedr.
CitrloiidM, ■■- ui  ■   ". e in Idslckle   Clevel 1 I'l
"What will be ihe outpui ni fruli  In *   *  *
Oregon this year, umi what is ihe gen-        ' ■■' '■   ' ■■ hull un ham beh
oral ouilook tor the industry is on. of the   ' '•"
most dlftlcull "t ail dlfticuti questions to     "^       ' '   lr  ,,N|  ll"' ',',"i'',"
answer," said W. A. Mansfield, secretary   l""1, ' '   '     "' ! '  """' "" ' v ''
Of the Oregon Fruit Union, to .i reporl  I       ''  '     ''■'
pr of ihe Oregonlan ihe othor day :,., "'.'"i.'   , |    "'"'' .,"", ,,','   ,'V' ,u'..,'.
"Neither growers nor shippers nrp ever i serms
certain of their estimates, no mutter I
carefully based, even with n full km
edge of every  fruli   free  planted,
rloly, ituality and probabto boarlnjj
Illicity.    For  Instnuci,   before  tie-  i
HflnSOn opened,  lifter a   vl-dt  OVT1   Iii,
lire frilll  growing dlstrl. t  in  thin  ■
ami wllh a laik witli tlie in..-1 imporl
growers  wo  had  estlmntoti   ihls   \,.
fruit crop   would, on ii conservative i
mute, yield us annul Sofl carloads; wh>
as, In fuel, wllh all Ih- dniwbiHts I
den l  |o tile  In Ir Hiulllg.  eolillntled  mini I '
■ ml late frosts, ll bi now generally ti
llflVOd   Unit   Ibe ouipui   from   (his  slate I mlm"" v'   '"''hv    ulflVffl1  ,'"i,,l"
Will nol exceed Ml eiirlou<ls; and  I  llilttk 1 „, , ..',
It. is safe lo say thai this   will Hilly cov-       WV""';'T       !! ."" ?
. Afrli'.i   asi    y.-ar   consumed   ?,".
"' "' | pounds of Amorlenn lobacco, al a
"Figuring Ibe shorlage al only half a   0f jisj.ix
V  i i-n 11
proudly)   1 have
.■i'i found ii i-'-mei
Ui ii no; i,-ii l
i ■■ . on i long nam
■ ih vVeoktj
- tinoim The ni,
rial   I'l',"!
■ 1" M.«.i'.'
i  i r.i . i I
..    II',    1
Iilm  I'll: "i
mlirii" v,
•    ll.UV'a .llll
Ml!   .'III'I   Hi
l.l'I'U      ''I.
A  Kiiililen oulcry from  Mm,  Hlmlilni
ItiiiikIii Hlf|,l  BnyO lu „ |„,n.   Allimsl
In I Mr Imlliw.iy li) ,| „ rod ftlow,
"Wo ui,. insi!" oxi'lnimcil un. ivmiiiin,
<-Ii,hi,Iiik hor Imlio iii hor --■,,„ nml hIiiIi-
ln« in Un. Kroiinil.
Sli'l'h I'lloil illlli'kly.    Hi, »„„. ihnl
tin- oXi'lll-IHOIll   mill  I'KOflliHI   wiih  lollltiK
  |'l« iii'iii'iiii'iivM.   nil ny in Ui,.|r
luilli Iimi H|,r,,i,K n lloroii ll.imo, IuivIiik
iii'i-n rihinoil Iiy ii in. i,inn,i himv from n
|illi,lu|i l,y ,i  rlKlllg Kill,.,
Til., mlni'i'iii. in.mil.,il ,,f hi.fl] ||;,,| ,,„,„
Tn fnlii'i now iiioiiiii I'l'i'inin iii.iiiii,   iii
l'i"'i ll"''" i 'i''l Ho. Hu mow, whioh in.i
now   :uvi'|,l   Iiii   iiiiiii   II,,,  lllnililrii   ,.|,,|||..
Moiini. iiii'in ii ihv mm ruplilly onlnra-
llio. folllioil liv Iho wlnil, .mil foil l,y i|ry
li'iiiyliiK olnliorn,  Mim, hi,,i,i,,i wiib mil,
""I I'onili iiorly I'lillniio.'il,
''."i'i yi.n un nn','" in. nuki'il. IioiiiIIiik
""I' In i, \,\r mm f,  mill,, iviin n ior.
Mi.:*' ii'.ii'.
■ Noi .iiiniiii.,' mop!" mio kii»|ii.i|, "Siivn
my i hllil. Mi .j .In-,,, niiii i,.i I,,,. ,||,. lion,."
The imy foil nn nliiiom i.u.n »-,-.,u ,.
. "ii"' iiMi.ii him.   Hhinilii iio ohoy hor ro-
iiin-ii. i'.ivo Iho linhy mnl lot llio innlhor
lii'l'l'ih'.'   Me ICIIfMV III' COfllll IIOI'.'I' I',  |||,.
Iiiiiiii.iiiil mnl fnlhor will, mioh n ml. nn
hl« ll|i.«.   MlH i'ohoIvo won nnh'i'iy tiilton.
Ho wnnhl  novo  linn, or din In  Iho lit-
Ii'llimlnif n»hlo Iho hiiIcIioI. ho Ionic Iho
II.1 1, Illllll'
1 in  ill.- Hprlllll with
mnl  wnitili'i't tl ilii-
I, , luiniol
'il/."S ,is  wholly  iti-
kin' i\.iw n
oiinllnlllloil lis   -1.  ''■
'link JoiU's
Wlllliim Pool, llon-
r mnl rf. 0
Wllllmns.   Tho I'.H'-
• i'I,:ii:;   In
Kold.   mnl   Hooker
1 lhi'\  Inn
■I li In paying iiti.in-
st    Wlii'li'
l,o duos not ohooRO
III,-   "it'll'
At any i"i'o thoy
u-,1 lit"  II
in,'mi" iiiii .MiniitB
Ono nf t
ioIi' niintlior roinalna
.itilil.illi.i   it
nl th" uihoi's have
llio   onyrlio'i'i' nnd
lit   111,'   "Nil
illilon, Ini" roi'-iriied
eh IO tin- Utile
(ere, bv file so
Ihey found War
at ihe
■ ns
wl his r
>d   the
partial him lu town,
urn home. When lie
Ic.iring, he believed
ahv were victims of
Hue  dr.
en 1'ugi
Ih of .lu
'thing of a wonder." paid
o a Portland Telegram rein this, country of pioneers
■mis spirits :t territory wo
iiitil'ul and so bountiful
■emuiued to this day within
practically   unknown.    Hut
V iii.tin liii    In   ti    I a ml    of   l.ovi'linr
Through   VII (lie Sen*	
IVO are lold,  "Ihal
■ vlslliiiu Ait.slralki
inch as ibe vurle-
owers."   Australu .
irul lovolinoss, and
•(•ii t ■■ lavish in
issoin lliiiu iu New
ie I'lilslmrg Mis-
H nil endless ptlliu-
- of hud and
Wales, sinji
The loildscilp
' surpassing
is a plethora
placed her,
i Ihe liu
a illy.
lu ihe ilow
gaze.   Tlie;
ire only
Ion cf limit; they
Idea told ihe story of
her escape through the aid of Stephen
Boyd, the boy was showered with praise
until bis cheeks tingled.
Stephen was nm spoiled, however, He
grew to manhood and became a respected citizen of the country, and Is now a
rising business man in a thriving western oity.
\clftl)Itoi*H Caleb Him ul Ills I'liNliine
mid liiu-1. Ill in In ii Creek.
For three years past the people of St.
Croix. Ind.. have known tliat Charles
Olcdo abused his wife, but she constantly refused to prosecute him nnd he has
escaped punishment. The other nlgnt
one or the neighbors wan passing the
house and heard Mrs. Oledp pleading will
her husband not to strike her. He looked
through the window and saw the nus-
bmul with a halter strap in ills hand
and bis wife cringing before blm. Others were called to the scone and saw
Oledo strike his wife two or ihree tlm-?s
wllh die strap,
Wtlhln nn hour a crowd of 20 or more
Indignant citizens entered the house, iclz-
ed Oledo and inking him to a creek a mile
away, drugged blm through the water
from bnuk to bank a half dozen times
and catiio near drowning him. The ducking was continued until ho begged pit-
eously to be released and promised never
to abuse ills wlfo again. .Mrs. Oledo Is
a delicate woman and, though often
abused, has refused either to prosecute
or leave her husband. She Is the daughter of well-to-do parents, who objected
lo ille.io and she eloped with him.
A lliiintin Krenli,
The serious-faced man approached the
city editor's desk wllh the Importance of
a person who was about to give un imitation of Napoleon crossing tlie Alps.
"Would you like to have nn Interesting
Item for your paper?" he inquired cautiously.
"That's whut we nre here for," responded the city editor, with refreshing naivete,   "What have you got?"
"A human freak."
"Are you an agent for a dime museum?"
"No; this Is a genuine thing,"
"Well, whut Is It?"
"It"s a man with one-half of b's body
"And lie Is not In a freak show?"
"(if course not; ho'se a neighbor of
mine, ,11c moved here lust week from
Hlilawassee county."
"lines lie attempt to explain how be gol
the color?"
"Ile never did In me."
"Will he see a reportor?"
HITS   iW   MHH'!l\Vi:ST   1,111..
Ureal Palls Lender: i.'liuck-litck, a new
gambling game, bus pui In an uppcttr-
ftnoo lu Great Fulls. Chuclt-luok is un
nl.) army game und during the days of Ibe
rebellion furnlahod fun umi pastime In
many a lonely hour. It In worked with
a box resembling a round cheese box set
up on a pivot. i)n the Inside ure three
llttlo shelves an  equal distance  apart.
Dice ur- placed on these shelves nil.) Uie
box whirled revolving riip'dly. Suddenly
il Is stopped, the dice fly off ihelr resllng
Place and the added result Indicates the
winning number,
* # #
Harrington Independent: \v<> have tie*
elded to drop our checker column lill lifter ihe campaign,
# # #
Kort Steele Prospector: The sound of
the church go'ng bell these rocks and
valleys never heard until the arrival of
the new bid) on (be steamer (Iwembillnc,
Capt. Armstrong bad tltn bell placed in
position so thut it would ring, und us tlie
steamer approached Port Blcolo its silver
times announced its presence. The sohool
and ibe church bell, two grout pioneers
of civilisation, will soon be established
la Kort Steele,
'I   Much Speed.
Colonel lliirl'nglon Is a wealthy man.
lb- did not have In earn wealth himself,
but n Ive.l ll as a legacy.   He Is very
oblusn, ilioiii'.h lie puis on u great deal
nf style, Hearing Hull he wanle.l u
horse, a neighbor went to blm ami said:
"I want In sell a horse. He'n Jusi the
kind uf llll animal you Wli III,"
"Ih be fast?"
"jPftirtV   Paul Is no inline for lllhl.    How
fur do you I've from your nllloe?"
"Aboul Ihreo tulles."
"Well, If you siuri from your ollloo at
I o'clock la the evening you run ah down
io your dinner at ia mllllllos pnsl I,"
"Then  I  don't waul  blm,"
"No?   Why mil'."'
"Ib'i'iiiise my dinner is nol ready until ..
and I would md know whul to do wllh
myself in Hie meant'me,". Texas Hillings,
Women Arc DiiwyoroiiN.
Kind Wheelman -I always gel milled
when I see \\ woman crossing the street
abend of me.
Second Wlieelmiin-Hii do I.   They have
mo many plus in their clothes ihal tr a fed-
llttlo girl from her mother's linns, and*' "nv collides with them he Is almosl sure
speaking her name, asked her to clasp   to puncture n lire—Truth.
.in tin
ea on the north,
west nnd and a
westward from Tacoma to
u the south, there Is a coun-
■ as ihe suae of Maisaehu-
u there is magnlliccnl timber, conl und Iron and great stretches of
grazing country and tish and game without limit. When I tell people of what
1 saw up there thoy do not believe me.
So what Is the use.'
"We started into ihe country from Tort
Angeles, and followed the county road
south to the government trail. The government trail is a path blazed by government engineers many years ago from
Port Angeles, on tho Straits of Kucn, to
Gray's harbor. The trail begins at ilia
KJlwnh river. 12 miles south of Port Angeles. Wo followed the trail over the
Hrst range of mountains and then struck
off. blazing our own trail southward lo
Hurricane bill.
"We passed through forests of lir, yellow pine, hemlock, red cedar and 'Alaska
cedar—a very rare wood. We crossed oyer
two ranges of mountains, the south slope
of each of which was covered with luxuriant blue bunch grass of an excellent
nutritious quality. The north slope of
the mountains was more barren, and toward ihe top was covered wllh snow.
The timber extended within a quarter of
a mile of the top. In the valleys ihe
grass grew knee-deep, while ihe lops of
tbe mountains arc wide plateaus, covered
with u sort of lir brush, And all this vast
area remains yel unlnvaded Iiy the cattleman or sheepherder. It Is wonderful
to me that it Is so, considering how men
stampede into far leas fertile regions
when taken from the Indians of the
plains and sbeepherders arc quarreling
over each other's claims jusl cast of the
"The ascent from Elwnh river to the
mountain ton :s so gradual ns to he
scarcely noticeable, After traveling for a
long time with very little labor we looked back to discover to our surprise that
we were far above the river. Tho limber
there is wonderfully open and free from
undergrowth. We could see long distances
In nil d'rections through the woods. The
trees are immense. Wc cut down a cedar
that measured H00 feet .
"Gamo of every sort was most plentiful. There were black benrs, cougars
ami a large gray wolf almost the size of
a Newfoundland dog. This seems to be
the lust resorl of the elk, and from Ihe
manner with which it Is slaughtered It
will not remain long there. We found an
animal which I had never before seen. I
have looked il up In tho books, but have
been nimble, to find any exact description
of il. There 's nn animal culled the mer-
mii which answers something or Its description. We found It only above the
limber tine In the mountains. It is about
the s'ze ot a pug dog. It lives in holes,
dug straight downward, and Is almost
never seen except as ii sits on Ihe edge
of ihe bole. It whistles like n niuii and
deceived us continually, As we passed
along Ihe trail we could hear this whistle, a:* of some man hailing us, Turning, we would, If tiie conditions were
right, discover ihe little whistling mernill,
ns we havo agreed to call It, silting perfectly motionless above lis nest,   If we
moved on he would hail us ilga'u with
Ills slmrp. shrill cry. If we shot at him
the bullol must kill Instantly or we would
lose him, for if he had one kick of life
remaining !l would drop blm into bis hole.
We caught quite a number, however, and
I mind them very flue eating. Tho animal
bus a long fur. which Is very line, It is
very fat mnl yields an excellent oil,
"There were grail quantities of game
birds, grouse nnd pheasants In parllmilur,
and Ibe streams were filled with ilxh.
"(Hi the norlh slope of tbe second range
of mountains we found two glnclera,
which were 1» miles across and containing crevasses into which you could drop
a bouse,
"We found several sulphur springs eon-
mining iron and sulphur water, which
even Ihe horses seemed to like.
"Our lirsl definite stop oui from Port
Angeles wus at a plat ailed lieuth Mil-
ley. 11 in on Ihe government trull, und Is
a doBolule and depressing place, The next
wan at Starvation flul, 4GU0 feci u,i the
mountain, It was marked ami so named
by llio governmonl engineers. Prom there
we moved on to Hovornmenl pass, over
tbe mountains, to where we finally Incited
and remained. We found In our prospecting a veritable mountain of Iron. Afterward we located what we consider u
very valuable lend of gold and silver cue,
which wo are making arraiigeiuenls to
or mountatuK und valleys In all kinds of
forms ami shades of beauty, climbers, in
rich crimson mnl Interspersed with every
color, nre multiplied by millions ami scattered with a prodigal hand that knows no
.'•not nor hound, save thai of inllnlttnW
itself, until every shrub and plant and
bush, robed In splendor, makes Ibe country guy w'lh blue and gold and many colored dyes.
The gorgeous coloring of tlie Australian floral kingdom Is hardly lo bo excelled
anywhere, Among the favorite native
flowers Is the stately waratah, or native
tulip, as it Is sometimes Incorrectly designated. It grows to the heightluof four or
live feet, the slender stein being surmounted by a large dahlia shaped flower
of the deepest crimson. It is sometimes
grown as a garden flower, but thrives
best In the bush. The native rose, which
has no resemblance save lu Its delicate
pink lint to the favorlto garden flower.
Is exceedingly plentiful. The blossom is
small and modest, but wonderfully enduring, und forms a charming addition to ai
Australian bouquet.
Tim rock Illy, of which a beautiful specimen, Imbedded in ice, was lately sent to
the queen, is ao called from its being
most abundant !n rocky country, where
Its masses of yellowish white blossoms
stand out in picturesque relief from the
louse background of dark green foliage.
The gigantic lily Is, perhaps, the moat
magnificent of Australian native dowers.
A CcitHiiN UxperleiM'e,
lu the recent census of the county of
London, the occupier nf a tenement handed buck n hlunk paper In Hie collector
wllh a confused statement Ihal li didn't
apply lo ber, "And where do you live,
then?" asked Hie bemtiddled oiiuinoriiiar
after ii long struggle to disentangle witness, "Where do | live? Why, whom
should I live bul lu my own 'nine,?"
"Well, where Is your home?' "This is
my 'nine, of course ll Is." "Hut you snld
Jusl now that ymi didn't sleep here lest
ulghl," "No more I did. I never iilupt
a in I nil to all ulghl long, ami my 'usband
'11  tell 'e  the siiiuc."--lluiisebiilil   Words.
A 'IVhI hie NetiNliihiii'NN,
Many people have a genuine curiosity
lo ItilOW If limy would be HcaHlek.ln case
limy should hike an ocean voyage. An
easy way lu put the mniler In a leal is
1.1 : t.ind before the ordinary bureau mirror Hull turns In Ms frame, um| let some
one move II slowly and slightly at. Ilrst,
ami gradually growing faster, while ymi
look fixedly al your own relloelloii, If
you fool no effect whatever froin II, Ihe
chances are that ymi can stand an ordinary son voyage wllluml any qualm.-
San PraiutlsiK) Post,
(iit't of Charm.
In one of our most intimate and confidential talks n dear girl asked me to
tell her what I think the mosl desirable
gift for a woman, says Margaret \i.
Sangster In Harper's Hound Table, 8lu*
spoke of several friends-one of them as
having a grace of movement; another.
as rarely beautiful, with brilliant eyes
and lovely complexion; a third, as accomplished, playing and singing, and
speaking two or three languages beside
her own; and a fourth, as very clever.
We may multiply the list, and as we look
over our circle of friends we easily sew
that nearly every one has something
bright ami individual which commends
her to us; but tbe sum of ihe mailer i*
Hull the gift of all gifts for u girl Is expressed in one Utile word-of five letters--
If you Insist on my defining charm. I
am afraid 1 will disappoint you, for it is
as dlfllcult of analysis as u perfume. The
belter way, If I could manage It. would
he to show you somebody who has It, as
I would show you a painting on the wall,
or a Power In the garden. Very plain
girls and women are sometimes endowed
with this grace. 1 remember one who
was nol pretty at nil—a little dumpy
brown ihing. who had not ihe art of
dressing very well, and who slipped in
and oui of a room ns softly and shyly
as a mouse, bless her heart! Hut this
sweet Elizabeth wns popular beyond all
the girls of her class; she was constantly
In demand, and nothing could be done
without her. It was. "Where Is Rlisto-
heih?" what docs Elizabeth say?"
"Will Elizabeth be of the party? If so.
everything will go delightfully." Once
Elizabeth was 111, and a hush seemed io
fall on Ibe Utile lown, while people, old
and young, were anxious to know how
she was, ami her house was a perfect
bower with the flowers ihal were left
for her daily. When she went away for
a visit everybody was Interested, and
when she returned the town had a gala-
day. There were any number of prettier
girls, any number of cleverer girls. In her
sel, but none who compared with our
Utile brown Elizabeth,   She had charm.
lu her case charm had several elements.
Her voice was low yet clear. She never
made an effect of Insisting, as girls with
shrill voices do; her tones were soft mid
distinct, Slic was gentle, bul she was nol
overlooked lu consequence. She always
knew where to llnd thlugH. Al home her
father und brothers appealed lo her for
tho hooks and papers which were out of
sight, bill which it was important t»
have on the Instant. Elizabeth could explain away Utile vexatlotui. She remembered people's nnmes and faces—n very
gretil talent, and one worth everybody's
cultivating. Elizabeth was considerate
mid full or loot. I never suw ber do a
rude thing, or heard ber say anything
Then, too, Elizabeth knew whul was going on. She read the papers, ami could
talk Intelligently about eurrenl cvents-
unollii't' iidmlruble plun for all girls, to
I know another girl, Melissa, who has
ull Nlizubeth's charm, and superadded
bus great beauty, She eurrbs herself
gracefully, llils tall, clegotil young woman; Iter hair, her eyes, her face, her
llgure express distinction. Hut when i
iiked a friend, the olhur day, what con-
wilt I Medusa's greittesl claim lo admiration, be said: "Well, it isn't thai
she's so preiiy; li isn't thai she's ho
dainty. I hardly know wlnil it Ih. flbu
has   style;   she   has   lovelincHs;   I   think.
must nf ail, sin' has whui you women
call cliarm.
A few years ago. In London, un elderly
liuly-severul years past eighty she Wus~
pnsHod away, A mini wtio bud known
her for many years said: "The most
charming woman of our lime bus gone."
Once ibis gentleman was a guest at
n country houfie where the old ludy was
expected. Everybody was aiillelpallug
ber coming; everybody wuiiled lu meet
her. When she arrived, she came into
ihe drawing room In black velvet umi a
b  capo, with u fun in her band and
a (lower lu ber dress, and al once she
bel.l a liiile court, lu her glrihond this
woman hud delighted Washlnglnn Irving. In her n!.l ugc she hud poets, artists,
scholars und statesmen in her drawing
room.   She had charm.
tn a little New England village u lady
was living ull by herself, and every
morning 1 saw a pilgrimage oi* young
people going up through her small garden to her door, "What is Ihe secret of
Miss Wmlly's having so much conipanv,"
I Inquired. "So many of the boys mid
girls und the young people have errands
lu Hm* her, ami she isn't young, or In pubic life. nr-Hinyihlng, Unit I can see,"
The principal of the high school answered
my question. "Emily Lawrence, mudam,
l-i th.- most charming woman lu Cuiiucc-
A   l'o//.led   SltHlci.l.
Professor Klrlcwood had a hahlt In ihn
classroom uf doing many things by slgiiH,
If he wished llio work cased from Ihe
board, be Indicated it by a system of motions, and so If he wan I in I a door opened
or cloned, or a window raised or lowered,
tine spring day he wanted a window lowered, He pointed out a sludcnl and then
tnotbme.l to Ihe window. The siudoit
did mil umlcrslaml und su be repealed the
motions mora vigorously iliun before.
The si i id en I. h 1111 fiillli.i; lo iiii.lerHtiiiid,
Hie goHttciilalloiiB became more emphatic
Finally, thinking that Momclhlng must be
done, the sludcnl rushed io tho window
and .lumped out,—Dultiworo College ite-
vlew, A    I'll     DM    SIM, I.I'l    I, MUMS'    MAN
HE'S whul Is liirmml a hulk's' mini.
Ill' lllili' ii.iis..i|in niv
Ami bull  iinlli' u illlTiTi'iil iihiii
li'riuil ini'ii nl' i-iiinmiin si-nsi'.
frmuover hi- requires or noli,
li'i'imi lull. Is im'i'lily sin-ill;
Wllh jusl rimnth In In i'|i hlnisiir
Will BTiililiii.il In. Is  I.'III.
Willi wiiiii, ii In- |,i,s aklllhll "'Ill's,
IIi'si'HIiIiik Ilium an su'i-i'l,
An.I lliilli-iliiK wilh smh hiini'yi'il jihn
,\s lll'ls Ihi'in t'riiin tla'lr ii'i'l.
Ha lias their sm les wlii'iVr he goes,
'I'lie Hpoi'llve ami Ihe prim,
Ami more limn half uf those lip knows
An- ileail In love Willi him.
Al Ins!  ho rails In love wllh 	
In yonlh anil ht-anty's glow;
Hhe Is his hope, his star, his sun.
Ami she Is Khul 'tis so.
And Just as he's about to w n
Her hand—Oh, happy day!
A mail wllh lots uf rash i-niui'S lu
And lakes the prize away.
—Boston Courier.
ami after thut only those whost
called them worn upstairs after
Tho story of the "hunt" was
iii'iuinil, tho cabmen along Dearborn
moved towurd tin- bettor lighted r,
und.   (luring   hall'   III.'  .lav.   Soi.-il
Then -Marlln I'asey saw Ihe ghost,
i Thai wus while the move lo the lake
! from wils being made. Marlln was In
uharge uf Un- building ul nights, Tin- en-
lire upstairs bad been desertid b> llle ui-
I cupanls. Mis duty wus to patrol the
ghastly lighted bulls of Hu- damp, ruining boors above stairs, Marlln hal
been over lb.' l.iill.l'nu early In the .'Veiling, and for an hour bud been chatting
Willi a clerk who wns busily stamping
'lumber." lie took up his rounds nt Ihe
ii-ioml lloin- und passed around without
'Vent. The third Moor wns reached, ami
he stiirte.l nn lb.. I'ln-uii. Iron.ling over
tiling iiiiiii which the cement hud loosen-
id. and each block Ihal bis font pressed
■octal and creaked. At long instances
hiotigh llio dim corridors sus Jels llurcd
n the rising wind which rattled tlu- loose
'asentents w'th sudden, stnrtliiig reports.
At  Ihe ends nl' Ihe corridors the in s
half-tone, dimming and brightening knlol-
liiscopically through scurrying clouds,
and ihe glow ol' the city lighted a space
i>   I'm,
1 brown  Imliy bird, Im 1
lipped In your nest,
U'   In
appi-il In your nest,
lulu   1 ill.-  cradle  board   ro
HAVE     RYES     LIK'lfl     TELESCOPES        SI Hit B! A* THE   SIAIDEX'S   WAV.
uf    VliiitiiMiiiil    VJhUmi    Annum
Ai'rl<'nii   Iliisliincii.
J.itil- hrov
llanie, ami Ihe curl-
ty black eyes', sleep
mine, go l0 real.
l«MHEN a pair of lovers quari
W  And in pride and anger pit
Oft with bests speech unkindly
Wringing eueh the other's heart
•lps offended maid awn
will turn her head a
At   the  glow
Miii I. ii -   wny
i.ii'i:   os   thk   i-vvitn,
I'nil j-I'mii'   *t ear*'  Iv\ jiei'leinM*  on  u
Homestead in WurihliiKloii,
If I were a yotnis man again and want-
ed, as I did when a young man. a rami
upon which to make .1 homo and a ■•om-
peienee, Having one thine I will mention
later-, l would go Into this "inland empl-e"
easi or th.- Cascade mountains and seen •«•
a home. says 13«re Meekd In the Tu uma
VhHher it w iiild i"- hi Kll.n--
li   , iltim i   \\ diln  w.iil.i oi  I'a-
AM139 SEVEKIA*, spirit, will soon
be homeless.
James is a departmental ghost,
ami only tiiose whose unselfish devotion
to party during suceessmi presidential
campaigns have made them employes of
rude Sam in the iVeugo federal building, or those who have passed through
all tlie stages of civil service examinations and the Inevitable ensuing wait for
death and promotion before they become
uniformed nnd dlgn'fled members of the
postolliee and Janllor.ul force, are ac-
iiualiited with Jumcs. Among ihem he is
a person of Imiioriaiice, and for many
years lie lias been hold In grout esteem,
yet, strange to say, he will not he regret-
led when ibe turning of the last foundation stone of the old federal run leaves
him homeless.
James Is a hnrmless, inoffensive spook,
seeking only lhat which Is his own, yet
Uie unaccountable prejudice against postmortem cnllers and tbe populur belief
that ghosts are unhealthy compan'ons
has resulted hi making blm disliked.
Beverly was not always a ghost. During Ihal time when .lucid presided over
the destinies of love missives and duns he
was a man, He lived in a forgotten number 'n IStb street ami drove a horse car.
Prior to liis residence in Chicago be had
been a primer, and in a unlet Utile town
up stale in New.York be hud been considered a man of promise. Against the wishes of her parents he hud married a quiet,
pretty little woman and brought her wllh
him lo earn a little fortune. Seven years
of work had found them poorer than he-
fore save for two babies, the idols of the
slaving parents.
During one summer citnie a grand idea,
and for months the mot her bleached herself In the steam of wash tubs und the
father worked long hours on extra trips
Hint tho money might he saved to send
the mother with her children buck to v'slt
the parents and exhibit the babies. A
small bonrd was accumulated, and in tlie
autumn tbe mother and babies left. A
week later Beverly began to come to the
general delivery window In the federal
bul.ding with requests for mall. He came
w'tn the regularity of the reaching of
the end of the workday, and the question
was always put In Urn same pleading,
half-hopeful, half-pltlful tone: "Is there
any mall for James SeverlyV" Each time
he turned away wllh eyes growing more
troubled, only io appear agnln the next
evening with n hopeful, uux'ous smile
May lie the ihought of Ihe return to her
home ami misery mode the mother forget her love. May be tho parents, who
had become embittered toward Beverly,
forbade her return. May lie she died, oilier letters miscarried, or the slghl of tlie
children happy anil safe kept her from
him—anyway, no letter came.
In two monihs all the carriers nnd junl-
tors knew Beverly, and Ihe lilts of ills
story that be confided to those who spoke
with him made them feel a pity for hhu.
The man at the window began tu say
"N*o" before the question was fnirly asked
ami Beverly began to fade and his eyca
look on a wilder look.
Once he enme during n lull and showed
the man nt the window a photograph—
the oldest baby, a girl of it, lu u simple
white diess and with the little logs clad
in the white shoes and stockings she had
worn when she was confirmed. It lind
cost him all his extrn hours for weeks
to pay for the baby finery. He went away
pleused and smiling al the feigned admiration of tlie bored, good-natured clerk.
One day a wit sent him upstairs in
search of ids letter in a llcl'liotis "dead
letter room" on the third floor. Beverly
was enlightened concerning tlie joke, and
never again nunc to tlie window in the
ilesb. The memory of the longing, uneasy
expression and tbe haunting eyes, set In
a colorless, characterless face, laded
from Ihe memory uf Ihe clerks, and Beverly was almost forgotten.
He disappeared from ihe cull window
early In March, and ciummgain in November, It was past ti o'clock one dark morning. Tbe corridors were blacker than
Ihey had been all ulghl, ami too wind
was driving a rain that was half sleet
against Ibe windows. The collectors were
coming in, covered with lee. ami at the
long tables Ibe men were canceling
stamps, while doionii were shouting letters and papers Into the pigeon holes
wllh (he peculiar sbiillllug noise made
by paper rubbing together. The whole
building was doting lu the sliluess thai
precedes the drat roar of business after
the light comes.
Suddenly a man burst through a .lour
leading from ihe from ihe lobby, ran
across Ihe tioor Willi white face ami eyes
starting, lie leaned against a table, gasp-
lug for a moment, und then screamed:
"My God, I've seen Beverly!"
An hour later everybody knew thai the
building was haunted. The curr'cr had
entered the building and had seen a man
leaning wllh one elbow on the ledge before the general delivery window, watting, lie had turned his hollow eyes upon
ihe mail man, who had recognised blm
as not of earth, and lied before the put'-
su'ug, vacant gaze.
Afler that Beverly come regularly.
l*iti- at night, when the force was canceling Ihe midnight malls, Beverly's eyes
would peer at them through the glasses
of Hu1 boxes and the silts of the letter
drops. Sometimes a scurrying postman
caught it dim glimpse of him loitering at
lite window, and aga'n be was seen standing close under Urn Dearborn street entrance. OhCfl lie grew so bold as In lurk
in n dark corner ami watch Iho waguns
unload under the Jackson street canopy.
A new administration came, a new custodian, with his army of jimlinrs and bis
political serfs and uiub'i lings, '|<be Hpook
of Beverly dur'ug these limes was uneasy, and he was seen ulu.lying ibe crowd
us IT searching for familiar faces,
finally he descried Ibe lower floor, and
fur monihs none saw lilin, in bffiii Mary
Asher, a scrubwoman, was laken wllh
bysierlcH In a corridor on the third fin
lu broiid daylight. When she recovered
she luld or a mail, pale and ghostly, who
uioud fur m'nntcH Hturlng ui her while she
was on ber knees scrubbing. She walled
for htm lo gu, hut dually, overcome wllh
curiosity, she looked up lo his face, Then
she screamed and falnied, und when shu
came lo herself he bad gone, Bhe lefl Ihe
scrub force thai day, and would (ell no
one Whul horror she hod seen. Those who
had found her talked among Ihnmsidvuit,
llsmiil gray black of the walls.
.Martin passed along ami swung north
inio ihe long enst corridor lo go to the
Aiiiims street stairs. As he turned Into
ihe long chasm of black he stopped as If
glued to the stones under his feet, ills
hair began lo rise on end, and his knees
struck together, while ice waves sl d
up and down his spine. Half way down
the ball, and advancing upon h'm, was
a man, who stood In the half lighted spot
before room 70. In bis hand he held a
mull sack, which lu- was dragging down
the hall. Martin could not move. The
apparillon came on. the gray lips moving,
ami passed within a foot of the watchman, who, halt' dead, could but watch.
The sp'rit drugged tho sack lo the space
of light under a window and bended over
to search ll for ihe letter. Martin saw
his every move and feature, and for on
Instant, which was an hour to him,
watched Ihe specter draw letters from the
bag. Then he recovered his senses, gave
a yell of terror, and boiled along Ihe corridor aiid down the slops five at a jump.
Those below Inughed at his slory. bul
none went up to Investigate.
Beverly stilt searches Hie ril'lis. At
night the cabbies along the streets hear
itrnnge mannings und tell each other lhat
Severly is hunting for his letter. The
clubmen in the windows across the street
laugh at the story and shrug their shoulders as they bear Ihe tale, yel ihey strain
their eyes to catch better glimpses of
the strange shapes thai pass behind black
w'n.low holes,—Chicago Record.
hit lb
the   Hon
Klleil   ,b.
When I grow up to be u man,
I know what I will be—
I won't write poetry, like pa;
Xo. none of thul for me!
And I won*I clerk into a store,
Nor books keep In a bank,
Ner be a brnkeman on the cars,
To turn u Iron crank.
Ami I won't go it. politics,
To be like Uncle James.
And let tbe people pick at me
And call me ugly names.
Bui there's a job that Just suits me;
It's nice and easy, and
When 1 grow up aa big as pa
I'm go'n' to join a band,
Then I can ride around the town,
In a trolley car all day.
With signs mnl Hags upon it. and
Nol do a thinu but play.
-Cleveland Leader.
# *  tt
A man should never lose liis temper for
the reason that he is very apt at such a
time to tell his friends the truth.—Atchison Globe,
tt   «  «
llobson—How do yon stand on the currency question,   lloljson'.'
Dobsoti—I'm nwwfully sorry, old man.
and I'd he glad lo accommodate you. but.
tbe fact is, I'm bloke.—New York Commercial Advcrt'ser.
# tt   tt
"What good to send us Indians lo college.'" repented the chief, drawing his
Tuxedo haughtily about him. "Well, you
Jusl ought to hear our tribal wnrwhoop
as It used lo lie, iimi as it is wllh variations and a yell masier."
II could nol he gainsaid thul secondary
education was a hot thing for human
progress.—1 let roi t Tribune.
# #   tt
One In Ten Thousand—Simpson—Jones
has more self-restraint than any oilier
iiiiiii 1 know.
Thompson—Has he?
Simpson—Yes; he advised me nut to buy
that stock, and when he learned, afterward, that I had dropped $fi,lW0 on II he
never made the slightest allusion to the
# #  #
S'ng ho, for ihe days nl' the hot Scotch
Of the snowy earth and Iho frosty sky!
Slug ho, for a glimpse of the cold wnvt
And a taste of Ihe good old hot mine,
-Philadelphia  Record
# #  #
Time, I:ihi a. m,
Mrs. Jones isev.uvlyi -WllUuni, Is thai
pill 7
Jones (ditto)—An' who, may 1 ashk. are
you exslipectln' tblsh tlmou'ic bul nto?
-London Kim.
# tt   tt
Daughter—I think 1 ought lo go lo cooking school, mamma, don't you'.'
Mother I can tench von to cook, my
Daughter—Oh, but you wouldn't da,
mammd! you only conk the ordinary
tilings that people eat.-Hoxbury Ouzel I e,
llobson I see Ihal Ibe ellineror of I'llluu
employs Pi attendants in uold his umbrella.
Dobsoil-Well, 1 suppose people over
there are as bud at borrowing an umbrella us they are here,—■Commercial Advertiser,
tt   tt  tt
Fond Parent— Hero are two sixpences
for you. Hobby. In put In your I'ttlo bank.
Hobby- I'd rather have u shilling, If
you've got it, pa.
Pond Parent—Whul for'.'
Hobby—'Callho li won't go through tho
hole.—London TH-Hlts,
A \imv sumii'tii hiNinniH'iil,
An Instrument, which, as tho name denotes, Is Intended for the arrest of bleeding 'n surgical operations, bus ooun perfected by Uiwsnn Tall of Loudon, A
plallnum wire, arranged In carry a current uf eleclricliy, Is Inclosed In Hie
blades of a pair of sleel forceps or liny
oilier requisite Instrument, i|n> wire being Insulated by a bed ol' burnt pipe clay.
A current of suiiable volume is ltimed on,
Hm arlory mdIwmI umi iiiii'ohhuiI und In a
few seconds the tissues ami ill'lurlul walls
lure so agglutinated Hint  the passage of
' blood Is rendered impossible.   Tin. temperature   employed   is   fl 1)0111   INI  degrees
ClllU'OllllOll,  so  thai   II   Will  be  seen   Ihal
the principle is fiinrlnmonHilly dinvrcni
! from that or aloctrloal couiorlyjng insiru-
1 incuts. 11 Is Hinted thai by Mr. Tail's In-
siruiiiciii the necessity of a ligature 's removed, and a new Illld complelelv "ffeel-
Ivo melius! Is plneed lu Ihe hiimls of llle
surgeon for tho treat moil I ot surface oof,-
I li v.
it-own baby bird swinging lo sleep,
Winging to sleep,
Hinging to Bleep,
Your  wonder black  eyes  that   so  wide
open keep,
Shielding their sleep,
Unyielding to sleep,
The heron Is homing, the plover is still,
The ulghl  owl culls from  bis haunt  on
lite It'll,
Afar tho fox barks, afar the stars peep;
Utile brown baby of mine, go lo sleep.
-15. Paulino Johnson (TokenIonwnko) in
Harper's Weekly.
TIIK wife of the German chancellor,
PrlnccHS Hohenlohe-Sehilliiigsi'uerst
was, until recently, ihe owner of a
..stle In France thai has a very romantic
history. The princess Is the .laughter of
the Princess Bayn-Wittgenstein-U< rle-
burg, nee Baiiatinaky, a member of a
wealthy and aristocratic family of Russia. Her brother was the Russian Prince
Peter Sayn-Wittgenste'li-Herk'burg. who
was adjutant to Czar Alexander 111. The
prince made his home in France for more
than half a century. He became smitten
wllh the charms of the little vaudeville
actress Rose Leon while serving ns attache of the Russian legation In Paris.
At the same time he came Into possession of Castle Kerleon, whicli lies half
way between Uinderneau and Brest. He
contracted a morganatic marriage with
Ihe fair Hose and the marriage feast was
celebrated at Kerleon in the presence of
his entire household, consisting of 7n persons.
The bride had been playing in Ihe "Seven Wonders of the World," which hud a
long run in the Porte-Salnt-Miirllu.
"The eighth wonder," said her husband
to her. "will be your eustle In Hrelagne."
On the day following the wedding the
foundation was laid for the present niag-
niflcent castle of Kerleon, which the
prince surrounded with exquisite gardens
mid Immense hothouses for tropical trees
nnd rare exotic, plants. To this magnlf-
'ceni proporty Prince Peter added the
Russian pavilion of Kerjullen, a second
castle of enormous proportions, ns a glfl
to bis bride.
Hose Leon died August :>S, 18-Sil. tit Rims,
of which resort she bad been a regular
patron. Her husband had the coflln with
the white robed dearl conveyed lo his castle of Kerleon, ami e'ght years later she
was buried In the little cemetery of Re-
lecq, The prince could not he persuaded
to leave Kerjullen after her death. At
(able a place was laid for bis wife opposite his own, nnd every day al breakfast
and dinner a bunch of flowers was served
wllh every course for the dead princess.
Such conduct was not calculated to prolong the l'fe of the millionaire prince.
He died one day while silting at table,
with his eyes resting oh the flowers of bis
dead wife's place.
Prince Peter left no children, nnd his
sister, the Pr'ncess Hohenlobo-Schllllngs-
fuerst, was his sole heir. Bul it wus a
difficult mailer for her lo come Into possession of the property of Ihe former adjutant of ihe czar, Hvery effort to soil
Lite beautiful ensile, which had cost !i,-
000.(10(1 francs, and the lauds of which
yielded an annual Income of SO.wjO francs.
I'u'led, because "patriotism" prevented
the wotlld-be buyers from wanting to
have anything to do with the (iernuin
heirs. A few weeks ago it was sold for
210,000 francs to the count of Guerrande,
who rented it for the summer to the
count nf Nautita. Tho charming ensile of
Kerjullen the princess Hohenlohe retained for herself and occasionally she spends
a few weeks on hor Itusslnn possessions.
Kerjullen Is said to be one of the most
artistic and beautiful properties In Russia, and surrounding nulurc Is in harmony with the character of its simplicity,
-St. Louis Republic.
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, ru>ly feigning shy i
' Lest ho Ihink la's w
'    Maiden's way!   Maid
some   truly   remarkable   feats   wilh   the I
eyes.   One day.  while ,i   ISuropeun   was j
walking   in   company   with   >i   friendly
Itiishiiii.ii,  tho latter suddenly stopped,
and, pointing ahead in some alarm exclaimed:
"A lion!"
The whit.- man stand until his eyes
aihed, bill he could make out nothing.
Thinking lh.it. the native must have
made a mistake, he inslsi-d on going forward, though his companion urged him
to relreat. When they had advanced a
little farther ihe Bushman again came
lo a bull and absolutely refused to go on
another step, for, as he explained, he
could distinguish not only a Hon. bin also
a number of cubs, ll would he dangerous, be said, to tamper with a lioness
While nursing her little ones.
The lOuropeon. however, still unable lo
see a lion, much less Hie cubs, pushed on
boldly. When he had advanced a quarter
ol a mile he saw an object moving slowly
along In the distance, nt a point lo
which the itusbnian had directed his
giiKo. Still doubting thai a human being
could possess such marvelous power of
vision, he approached nearer, ami dually
distinguished tho form of a lioness making leisurely for a  Hue of forest.
The limit of a man's power of vision Is
established by necessity. If our existence depended upon our ability to see
twice as far as we do Ibis additional
power would lie acquired by practice,
Drerslayer, of "Leather Stocking" fame,
surprised everyone by his long aiglited-
Htiss. Probably be could sec farther than
these Hushnieti. but be was a llctlon
character. All woodsmen, and. as a rule,
nl: presons living an outdoor life, give
their eyes practice si long range, which
ultimately makes ihelr accuracy of sight
seem wonderful lo a man who never uses
his eyes except to read.
A   Viilntilile Cat.
In Paris ycurs ago, a young girl named
Cosetle lived In a shabby attic wilh her
old uncle, a rag pinker. He gave every
evidence of being very poor, and the two
bud many a hardship to endure and often
experienced cold and hunger.
CoBotle at length went out to service
lu the household of a tradesman in another part of the city, She still retained n
warm affection for her old uncle, and
every week would bring him a part of
her wages. The rest she carefully saved.
and. before many years, she had a sum
laid hy, though It was small. She became
engaged lo be married lo a baker ami
was very happy.
Hut while she was planning what ,ved-
illng clothes she should buy with the
money she had saved word came that her
uncle, the rag picker, hud died suddenly
alone In his garret.
Cosetle hastened lo the place, and illld-
im; there none to care for the body or
give it burial, she hud II done at her own
cost, expending In Hits way nearly all. her
little hoard,
When her lover, Iho baker, heard wlnl
she bad done, he was furious at tbe loss
of her dowry and refused to marry her.
Her employer also was displeased .md
discharged her.
Sn.lly, Coseile found her way ngalu to
Ihe desolate attic, where she wept hitler
tent's, Hiil she soon took heart again,
ami ilelermined to seek another sliuntion,
She took a survey or the room to see if
her uncle had toft anything of use, lut
there wns nothing, save a large, stuffed
cal, of which they had boni very fond.
Coscttc reached up and lifted tills < arc-
fully down from Ms dusty shelf. It
seemed very heavy. As she was moving
It part of 111.* bide broke away, ami a
shower of gold pieces fell to the floor.
Her uncle hud heen a miser, ami for
years had secretly hidden his earnings In
ibis strange receptacle, whore he knew
Ihey   would   be   safe,   us   no   one   would
ever think  of  treasure being concealed
I hole.
Cosetle could scarcely believe her good
Tort une When tlie gold was counted
there wore n full thousand louls tl'or,
equal lo about ?nmi, and this made hor
wholly Independent, she bad no longer
need of a s'tunllnn. ll was not long before she married—nol the faithless halter,
now, but bis employer. And she found
tiir.nigh life nhuiidaiil  reason in be glad
Hint her devotion to her old t In bud
been ao richly rewarded.   Iioslou Herald.
Tlie Oillli'lltK  I.Uitnl.
one of Ibe Interesting Utile an mills
that live iii far-away Ausiralia Is the
da m-liig   I toil I'd,   known   sclent lib-ally   as
the  chlamydosuuriis   klngl.    The  q r
rept'lc Is aboul  ibree feel  in length  I
wears  liar nl' bright  rid. yellow ami
blue mixture, He gets his name from the
collar ami is eullcd the frilled lizard. He
Is nol a lill pretty nnd bus a way of
jumping ii round Ihal gives .me a peculiar
fright If one .'times upon h m suddenly.
Although ibis frilled chap has four legs
he seems lo like walking and dancing
upon bis bind legs heller than traveling
upon all fours, lie !h as quick us lighting In his movements nnd lives upon tin
She  Proved   Hit Abllltli'i.
She was a busy, hustling little woman,
and there was fire hi hei eye when she
itbod at the window to pay her gas bill.
"1 never used that gas!" she snapped,.
'never! You have sent me some cue
else's bill."
' We never make mistakes of that
kind." said the cashier; "you tire doing
your cooking with Illuminating gas, and
probably use more than you think possible." '
"Nothing of the kind, and besides you
do make mistakes.   When we went away
"There Is a lady trying to get near tho
window to pay her bill," said tbe cashier
"She can wall; I have business here
now! .As I was Baying—oh, yes, you
measured up our gas when we were
away and sent in a bill on o\n- return."
"Perhaps the meter leaked."
"The meter was taken oui by Ihe company the day we lefl. Now I know I
never used this amount of gas last
month. Something Is wrong somewhere."
"Perhaps you used the gas for all your
"I only heated the gas oven half a
dozen limes. Once was when I made a
cherry pie."
"I don't believe that you can make a
cherry pie," said  the cashier daringly.
"I'll show you whether ! can make a
cherry pie!" said the little woman, and
the cashier dodged as if he expected to
be hit with a brick.
Put she only paid ber bill and went elf
with a glare of Indignation lu her expressive face.
(in Hie next day a dainty package was
handed  to the cashier,  which, o ing
opened, disclosed a cherry pie. rich and
flaky enough to tempt a dyspeptic, with
the legend. "Illuminating gas pie!" picked out in the border. And all the boys
who bad a piece declared thai It "equaled
mother's."-Uelrolt Free Press.
sm:  intokio  n   nt  him  ..i:\ti.\.
f T was at a summer resort and she
J was swinging lu a hammock with -i
wry thought nil a'r as her dearesl
friend came slowly around U\<- side of the
porch and whispered;-
'■Is ho gone?"
The girl in  the hammock
went nn swinging.
"And how did tie ink.- it',"' went -
dearest friend,   "hid be spenk of a
"lie did not," said the gill in the
mock.   "11.-"
"Ob.  then.   I  suppose  he  Oil
pride to the rescue, as ihey
in nov-
"Humph, if you ever saw a man who
acted as Ihey do In novels, 't's more than
I did." said ihe girl lu tie- hammock.
"Ob, will, you needn't feel so badly
about It. I'm sure It wns very honorable
of you to tell blm thul yon wen- engaged,
and before Algy has actually arrived, too.
Many a girl would have waited until she
was sure (hat he had not missed the trnin
or anything like thai heroic telling the
only other man at the hold that she -"
"Vou forget, dear, that Algy's sister
arrived last night, and has nothing to
distract her mind from letter writing."
"To be sure. Well, do tell me all about
it.   Did you break ll to him gently'."'
"<>h, very gently," replied the girl !n
the hammock, as she made a vicious dob
al a mosquito, "You see. I could toll by
his manner thai something was coming.
He kepi clearing his throat as If about
to speak, and then—"
"Oh, pshaw." said the dearest friend,
"lots or men are like that. You arc kept
wondering for half an hour whether they
are getting ready to ask you to marry
Ihem or merely suggest a cream soda-"
"He would open his mouth as if about
lo speak, then close It in silence," went
on the girl In the hammock, without
heeding ihe Interruption, "I wished to
spare him tlie pain of.a rejection, so I
said Ihal I hud something to toll him.
and he replied that be, too, had something lo say to me."
"do un, do." breathed the dearest
fried, 'YYou are as mean as you can be
to make me force it out of you. Now, I
am always ready to share anything with
my friends. Why. even last winter, wll?n
1 had Ihe measles, I "
"I will lell you ull al I It, If yon will
only listen.   I-"
"Oli, go on. I don't mind your groundless accusations—a girl who has Just
ruthlessly   blighted  a   noble  young   Uf.'
"ll'm; I don't think thai his is exactly
blighted. He-there's ihe whlslle of the
train now; he was lu time!"
"Tlie train'.' Oh. I see," said ihe dunrest
friend. "Ralher that witness your happiness with another In- has rushed away,
anywhere, and—"
"Well, not exactly. When I told h'm
that I was engaged to Algy he sold-"
"Thai he would never know another
day's happiness In bis life'.' I know.
Thai Is the rejected lover's lirsl cue;
"N-nol exactly," replied the girl in the
hammock. "II.'-he snld thai he was
glad lo hear It: he was lo be marrlud
himself in September, ami he had Just re-
ce'ved a telegram telling him tn ineel his
uiilanced ami her mother at ihe 8;lfi train,
ami was wondering bow on earth to tell
And in the silence which followed Ihe
mosquitoes went on singing their low.
sad souk.  Chicago Tlines-Horiild,
ClllH or Mic \\ collier llnreiiii Point*
Oui Hie 1)1 tr nee.
ii; I >■: ■ t i ■ - mi' name I to Know the
■: i mil ■- .v. .<:.,[, Ian' and that the
: ■ 'it '   Hoi    •   ■   : uppy   hnin.'S  awaits   th"'
fit i- ,.•:  -i- ,   ui young married people.
' '■■<■:■ i, .', had *i years' experience in
farming Jam- and I made u bargain be-
!"i'- we married thai «■■ were going to
IH p mi the farm, an I we kept our bargain
both aboul gelling married and about living ,ui a farm, and to this day are living
on our homestead nnd nre yet farmers.
T1 ii is now i:> years ago, and we both
have yel to live to see the day to regret
thai  deelH     I   write thus personally
foi the reason thai I want young people
just now coming into manhood and wo-
manhood tn mop and think about 'heir
future when nboul to take ihls most serious s".|, of their wind- life.
Too many young men feel that if they
can gel Into town. Into some kind of en
ofliee, no matter what, wllh a lawyer or
doctor or real estate dealer~anything, so
th.y an In town -thai their fortune Is
made and that th.-y have gotten into positions for (he better part of life, Or, maybe, if it's a young woman. If she can only
become a saleswoman In a department
store, or a typewriter In a lawyer's office,
oi a telephone operator nt tho switchboard, Hey are "fixed" for life.
All these occupations an honorable,
nn i ii is commendable that young people till (hem as wanted but for one to
look forward to these as a desirable life
to live, I protest that It Is nol. and that
It is a healthy sign to sec young people
aspire to something better,
I hardly ever go into one of these olllces
but I feel like holding my breath to avoid
Inhaling the foul air that has already
been In somebody else's lungs, and to
wish we had a new generation of architects who would give us better ventilation. Can ll be possible, after serious
thought, young people about to "start
out in life"—another phrase for "getting
married"—can deliberately choose such as
here outlined, and throw away Hods best
gilts lo man, fresh air. wholesome food
ami independence? To me, as 1 look back
upon it life now well nigh spent, the
farmer's life is an Ideal life; the life
where ihe greatest happiness can be attained and where it is attained.
Tills one reservation In the beginning
of tins article as to location Is llke'that
of the climate. For myself, I like the
moist, cool climate of the Sound country,
bul many do not, and prefer the bright
and warmer climate east of the mountain
range. With this exception there are the
best opportunities that one can lind anywhere on ihls continent in this wide
stretch of country east of the mountains,
(lenerntlons coming after us will regret
not lo have had the opportunities of their
forefathers, lo possess themselves of the
fat of the land almost for the takltn:.
T1I1U4K    STAMPS    I'OH     A     MI'KIM,
Hon   ibe   Vision   nf   I.ovcIIihhh   (Jot
Tin-in  I'VOIU   (lie Clerk.
Tbe sad .-vent chronicled in the following lines occurred several days ago
in die smalt and Insigntllcnnt-looltlnK
structure on P street, between Fourteenth ami fifteenth streets, which tho
United States government uses as a
branch postolllce, says the Washington
lie w,ts .ui extremely pretty girl, with
brightest   eyes,   the   pinkest   cheeks,
reddest   lips,   tbe   elites!    nose   and
sunshiniest  face that  had been seen
lhat locality for years.
tiiiiy wi.iti; i'\TitiiiTir i'in\i-;i;ns
I'.veey l-'diicib tif July it I'lim I'lottieil
From   Their   Hon*!',
The death Is announced at Olympla of
Mrs. Jane Wylle, one of the oldest settlers In this stale, having come hero
in 18R0. She crossed Ibe plains hi 1SIH
with her husband, and Paulson's folks.
and settled lu Oregon when- they resided for ti year, coming then lo this territory ami sellllng on a donation claim at
Cull harbor, where they resided until
ISfci, when Mr. Wylle died, Since then
Mrs. Wylle has lived on Iho ousUlde,
says the Olympian,
Mrs. Wylle was SO years old. She was
born In county Antrim. Ireland, her
maiden nana being McBlhfltlon. Hhe
crossed Hie Atlantic in early youth and
lived for some time In Illinois. Mr.
Wylle was teacher of the Indian school
and w,.s an Intensely pntrlolle cltlwn.
He erected a flag poll over his residence,
and every Fourth of July a big flag
flouted from It.   Since his dentin Mrs,
Wylle has continued il usiom and not
a year has passed that Old Hairy did
1101 wave over ber abode until this year,
when she was unconscious on the Fourth
of .Inly, flhe was noted lor her hospitality and kindly nature,
So pretty was sin- that the susceptible
clerk at the stamp window gulped as ir
he had swallowed something when she
oame trippingly up to the window and
spoke  to him.
'Have you postage slumps?" she asked
as Innocently as if thn government post-
olllci's usually ileal I In havstacks and
Hut the clerk never noticed (bat. He
didn't notice anything but the sparkling
vision before him with three unstamped
letters lu lis son. while hand.
"Yes. miss," be icsponded, making a
herculean effort  to   suppress bis emo-
"Cnn I gel three for a nickel?"
Now, ihls clerk loved his little Joke,
ami ii man who will Joke on a sacred
subject Is lit for treason, strategem and
"Yes. miss," im answered, and quite
tenderly, loo.
"Oh. how nice," she muttered. "Mamma
said ihey nover sold any of them any less,
no mat let- bow many we wanted. Hut 1
snld 1 was sure ihey would, and now
won't mamma be surprised when I tell
her I got three for a nickel'.'"
| The coy, arch smile she sent autteiinu
through  the window  to tho clerk  was
sr ithlng to be treasured In the bean
ot any man lo his dying day.
"1 am sure sin- will," in; murmured,
smiling back at ber as best he could
under the circumstances,
"Well, give me three, please," and she
laid a nickel down In the window before
He did not dare look at her, but kept
his eves on the drawer where the stamps
ore confined.
As he picked out two twos and a one
ami laid them beside that soft, little html
wnlllng for them on tho window sill, then*
came into her beautiful eyes suoh a lock
of lender reproach that he went rlgnt
over to the registry clerk and reglstfrcd a
solemn vow that never, no, never again,
would he permit his sense of duty to dull
the liner faculties of his feeling.
In a circular Idler lo ihe press, Willis
|j, Moore, chief of Hie weather bureau,
urges mniiugiug editors to make a sharp
distinction between tornadoes and cyclones,    lie suys:
-"ihe tornado Is a sudden outburst of
wind In an otherwise quiet, suliry atmosphere; it Is ushered in by a loud. Ill-
ibscill-able roar, similar to n continuous
roll of thunder; Us path is very narrow
-seldom more than MO feet wide at
greatest destruction; It moves, generally,
from smiihwest io northeast, and rarely
extends more than iifi miles; it very often
rises in Die air, to dese. ml again al a
point a lew miles ahead; ll Is always
uccompitnied by thunderstorms, with often a bright glow lu the cloud: ihls cloud
has usually a funnel shape, which u<-
i pears   lo   be   whirling,   HlOUgh   -ol b-
i servers   lu-v.   described   lis   appearance
| like Hint of a huge ball rolling forward.
i A tornado may be considered as ihe re-
I suit of an extreme development of conditions which otherwise produce thunderstorms.
!    "A  cyclone,  on   lln- oilier  mind,   ^j^mmm-^^^mmmmmmmm-mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
very broad siorin, oftentimes I ill*s I i;i.r,i Tnti \i,    VOT1J    in     STATUS
I fu diameter, and sometimes enn be foi-     .
■ lowed half around th,. world; tin- winds ] ru, ,,,,,,„ Tll „„, fm. ,, .,. ,,„,,,.
: CirCltlHlO    .illOUt    ll    11 'Mil    I'lulll    to    h 11.  | ,,.,,)   ,,,., ,,,,,,
j or the way one turns -locg hands bo?k- |
I ward rln the southern nemlsphoi
Insects that inhabit Ihe irocs
wood i,
'ibe ImlopcmletH Voice.
Hosinu Transcript: The man' who
stands by his party right or wrong may
be a very estimable man from a pints in
siamlpoim, but heaven save ihe counlry whose niui ate al! of ihls class' The
Independent voter Is bent upon gelling
Ihe  best   Ihal   Is  offered   him;   It'   lie   can
not  get   whul   be  wnnls,  In- lakes  Hie
luitsl   objectionable of  what   tie  Iuih  lo
choose   ftOlll.     lie   believes   III   III"   dlvlll"
right to bolt until  nominations, and hn
bollevos in the duly or e| ging from
one parly In .imuhcr and back again as
ise In
olid   sll
calm, with el..
The cyclone wli
force, but are
Hie extreme vh
fore whli-h ihe      	
"Tlu- French term Irombu or Unirbl
describes almost exactly the lorn
which lerm was lirsl applied to Be
squalls,   Willi   flinnel-sbaped   ■  oillls,
perlonced on the west coasl ot ,\i
ami which, io ibis day, Umpire tie'
most r.-ar In H Hub in   native
if tin? ihl.'k
Killed  hy  Hnl|nlitnc».
Hailstones ihe hIko of pigeon eggs  no
cording lo W. H, MolCI II of Melltn,
Multiloba, willing lu the London Meld,
killed Pin Canada geoso during a heavy
thunder storm, and afler killing Die Ih
Ing ones with n slick  wont  home ami
Hn\   a    IvagOII   and   look   Ihe   i; le    li
Haul-Is ami sold the hu at SO cOllls ouch,
l-U took in IM.W) for bis windfall,    •
1*11(1 1,1 VH   WD   I'll Ilii MINT,
Htorcolyplng  was   tivontod in   I72ti b]
William Owl, of Ihe family of llalfnig. .
goldsmith In Hdlubiirg.
\ cycle cleaning brigade is proposed fo
Wllllnio   Wouldn't   lteel,itueote,
I    "William," she said, "perhaps you im
j nulli" lhat I ran mil retaliate,"
i    "What do you mean'.'"
"You  hav- Infill.ted  yoni   baseball < mi
vornailon io wlllioul eompuncllon,"
} "Oil, I See, You*!'.' 1101 lip to d,H"
That'll win-re Hie trouble Is. You dtl'l'
posi yourself. Now, lu this rami" in
I   "Stop where  vou nre,  William,"  sir
i Hitld, sternly   "Vou hav boon lolling mo I VuL '\'Z
ul i 'hm liners' ami 'daisy emtio ■ u d ' ,	
'   'swatting uiil a lly' and 'doing a labogg ill   wn    , |
to i I' nulli I urn fairly dliuiy,   Now,   „,.„ «,,
1" hdl you something." . in,
I   "Very well." I n „ tV),
1    "1 wan l.'Srribe a In w dreM tlbtl  1    Kr, ,|
Haw, Tit ii'Hflgo is made of rnu."i moun-1 U]I,\{K ,
'    HOl I tie de sole over a llan-.piili-my of hoi   > ||mo 0I
1 | tenuis color.   II litis Imlleiily sleeves ami | „\.\--\
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tin- l,oyn tn tn, niiiiliniii'1 ui Biri
Ilii.. l.iiiilliliii-ln.
Ilul Uu. ilmir kIhiiiiii. il mnl Willi,
mil In  lln- ihllly iliirlmi,.--. .Wnnllliu
nil.mi..  lli'illKll lll-
.'lr   Willi,llll   Craft.
i.i- century  uini'li.
.- ,i-i ., boy.   Linn-'-
IS    iM'lll.ISIIKII    WKKKI.Y    IIY   Till)
Hvroied to the upbulliltnK "! fori Steele
ilevi'lfiiimcm uf tin- vu-i mineral resourc
liii'Kii-lK liny minimiilMilet.
Li Hung Chang Talks of
Purchasing Mm',' Warlike Stores
London. Aug.  i):   The Times
this morning litis an article r>
M AS K   lln N l»S
Mli'Mi.ll'r   MlSINl.l
Belief is tlenerttl Thai They Will
Ue Taken lip.
i on nppllcntlou
il llll mutter IIIicmli
the writers sliriiutu
u nil parts of Ull
llm pulillciulo,
Fl )R
it. i. T. nun,
V. A. H'nltluKer
Kolierl   Dempscy.
Will linn   Col'llll, Tr.-ii-:
Thnnuu.   McVittie Secret
iluliii   Omsulck.    A.ll.ilnie,.'.    n. W.Bar
ItL.Tiliiliiriiiiii,     Timmn-  McVittie
Tile  next  regular meeting nf the   .i-
.'iii.ui will  be  heltl on Saturday, Augua
tortnatlon   will  be  furnisb-
l   by   the  Association, upon application to
li.iiuii-  McVittie,  Sec,   fort Steele  It.r
Tn Tin.- Prospector.
In your issue of August 1 -t. Appeal's
it notice siiim'i] by A.Morin stating
Unit lie tuts taken tip a horse ami proposes selling the animal. For the Information of Mr Mot'iii mnl others,! would
-late that the ntiii'se he proposes Is
quite illegal East of the Cascades, or
in any range country. In ill" case of an
entire horse, ami then only (luring certain months is it permissible to take up a
hiii'se but not certainly permissible lu
-'•ll. There are many men tn our district
away in tlie mountains who do not see
n newspaper within llll days, and many
who do not seo one nil summer. It is
surely the duly of everyone ill a greal
wild country like this loasslsl tl wner
ofa horse to gel buck his properly; Ihe
notice .should road, the owner ran have
llio boi'se " Unit I suppose strayed uu
Mr Moriii's liinil," emu then the cost of
tho notice would rest wilh Mr Mucin if
the owner wus citliui' pool' or menu.
To lake up a horsu is a very serious
Michael Phillipps, S. M.
Ilavuun. Aug:i: Colonel Muratu has
had a battle with a uiimurons baud of
liori'la's followers on tlie heights of Sun
Miguel, in Muluu/us province,
't'llr illHIll'genls ret rented tol'illu, whi'tv
their front wus attacked by Colonel
Cebulles. After two hour's fire Hu* Insurgent* abandoned their position and
reliri'il.i'ai'i'yiug -iway numerous killed
and wounded. Thoy lefl on the field III
killed. Tho troops hud .'1 killed ami ill
Twelve lougshurumen were arrested
on board the steamer Mitsentto on suspicion of being hnplli'uleil in the carrying of correspondence to tlie insurgents
from the United Stuti-s. llpun uu Investigation they were found In lie iniiui'i'lll.
umi were set at libei'it yesterday.
gai'tling  Li Hung Chang's views spokesman lieview.
ami   lln' object of his visit  lu     [t was reported tm pretty gootl
England.    The Chinese states- authority yesterday that the in
man considers, this article says, terests having the bond  mi  the
thai England could, ii she had War Eagle and Iron Mask mines
chosen,  have prevented China's a1 Rossland have heen giveti u
lisasterous war with Japan.   He brief extension uf time by  the
therefore   reproaches   England owners ol these properties,     li
willi waning friendship, ami eon ; i> believed a mining circles here
tends that China was taken by thul   ihe deal will l»' eonsmn
surprise   when entirely  unpre   mated, and that this extension of
pared for war.    lie now desires time is for the purpose uf enab-
its an evidence of sympathy thai  ling   the bonders to carry mil
England should concede to China some minor dentils.
the right to make a substantial     These properties wore bonded
addition tu the duties charged iu May Ulst   tlie War Eaglo fori
under the treaty  between  tbemUj^Olju aU(j lh,, ],.„„ A|.ls|c f(U.
upon   goods   entering   Chinese $500,1100.   The bond was taken
ports. kv President 1). C. Cut-bin ul' ihe
The fall of silver. Li Hung Spokane Kails A Northern rail
Chang contends, has rendered I ,.olul wh„ is s.li(1 „, reprosonl
the revenue derived from these NewYorkand London capitalists.
duties ui hall' ui' its original j ,, is aitVieult tu get at the exact
value, Japan has already secured fftcts ()lu, repori js that lm,
a similar relaxation of ''
Li Hung Chang hints, accord |h0klel.s are lu receive in addition
ing to the Times article, that this one-fourth ul' ihe capital stock of
increa.se in China.s revenues will vjie „ew COU)paUy. Anuther re-
lie devoted tu the purchase of port is that the cash consideration
warlike stores in Europe. hs to be §800,000, and that the
"lie assures us." says theL^, ,,.- tne $1,000,000 is to be
Times, "that he has great re- ton iu stock in the new corn-
forms already  in operation,  in- pany.
eluding provision for a fleet and it'is said that a question was
army which within live years will; ,.aisi,j by the capitalists who took
place China in a position that [lu, b(llKi ;ls to their authority,
would render'impossible any such; UIKi„,. the law. to receive title in
defeat as she recently endured."   fw, simply  to the mines.      Of
course there was no question as to
•en is.   iv  tiii    '1,,1-sii'   1 ,p thl'   authority   uf those stock-
r,.\,\iA\^ 0P holders who voted the option to
11 M" ' i convey their stock in the mines;
but some doubt existed as to the
hi   r \i 1 Si. laiiii.
M    I      Nn    -.Ml!''.
.11   i-' \i r   \..  iiioit
In,in  Hi, ilnte li,',v,
'la j War Eagle is bonded for 81 000 000
cash, and that Ihe present share
,, im,, 1 Intend 10 ninili 1., the Chief
Cuniiulssluiier ot UmlK anil WiirltK Im nor-
11'. --i„ii I,, iHiivliie..' .1111' bunilrcil mnl sill)
acres el imrcserveil mnl uluicctitiieil Crown
liiiuls ,,11 Mark civi'li I'.nsi Koutenai* itlstriet,
Uie Initial jiiisi belnn Uie N.W. corner, sti-
iiiit,' mi the S I'MinnU nt Murk creolt.anil
ut.iilil two htnidreil (el norlll nf the ll'inoiiiH
ri'iiil bridge, thence (40.1X1) forty i'ImIiik ISiisI
Uience (-W.O0) forty clinins South, tlienc
iiiiioi tniiy chains West, tUonce (iii.oi>) fori
clinins North in initial post
Hilled tUts nib day of July Istiil
li. 0. JiiIUllllHS,
Li Hung Chang interested in the
London, Aug. -I:—Li Hung
Chang, the Chinese envoy,
dressed in a yellow robe, and
accompanied by a number of
attendants, was present in the
house uf commons today, He
was escordetl to a sent beneath
the gallery and listened to the
debate on tho Scotch argicultural
bill. The parliamentary secretary for Ihe foreign office, George
N. Curzou, explained the leading
features uf Ihe house lo tho distinguished traveller, who appeared to he much interested.
In tlieafteruoonLi HungChang
had an audience lasting three
quarters of an hour with the
marquis of Salisbury at the
foreign office. The Chinese
statesman was borne Into the
audience room on a chair, in
order lu avoid the fatigue of
mounting the stairs,
lliivana, Aug A:   A lint cngagument is
Sultan lo Send 11 Heavy Force It
Suppress the Druse Rebellion,
authority of the present company,
though its officers, to require the
small shareholders who failed to
vote on the proposition to exchange their holdings under the
plan of reorganization. It is said
tliat all doubts upon this point
have been swept away, and that
it is the opinion of leading lawyers that the action of the majority of the stockholders In voting
the option gave the board of
directors a clear right to brinj
in all the slock under the plan of
Constantinople, Aug. ^Dispatches received here from
Damascus report that several
serious tights have occurred in
the llauran province of Syria between the Turks and the Druses.
The Turks claim lu have wun a
ivpiit'ieii in have iii'i'iii'i'il between CJua-l victory, lull independanl reports
jiiiiisumi Mclones, in ihe ilisuiei of represent    that   (lie   issue was
-Manzunillo. in which thu loss suffered doubtful, with  heavy  Iukh"s un
by the Spanish 11 ps was exceedingly j both sideHi
heavy. The ofiieiui report gives the     It is feared thai 10,0(10 Turkish
number of   Spaniards  us loo  pitted  troops will be  required  lu sup-
iiguinst  looo uf Hi..   Insurgents, The press tho Druse rebellion, which
official fiii'ther states thai  Lieutenant broke out in June  lust   wilh  re-
lioti/.ules and Pintados uf the Spanish nowed vigor.
fin s were killed, tugothet' with oil 	
Colonel Mil in litis. Iimi 11 flglil with Me'
hand of Sangullly on the plantation uf
i' lessu. The Insurgent lu-s wu- II
hilled. The troops had two officers umi
11 soldier- wounded,    1'h" Insurgents
huce burned 1 he pliintal ion of Sun .Inn-
qitln ut Minimise, causing » damage i---
tilliul."i .1'   -11111.11011
near tic southern portion of the Tra
and il is reported thai th,;, Intend
uliuok il before long,
Jaime   ilernardluo  Hodrlgutu
been so need lo denth.
i Johannesburg. Aug -■ The
Standard Diggers News publishes
inn interview with President
1 Krueger in which lie started he
lind declined lo interfere in bo-
half of Dr. Jameson, Tlie Pre1
sidontpointudoul thai the British
governmon! hud -1 i 11 in decide
tvliii wore lln- ringleaders in the
Jameson raid.
The Lodges Are Strong,
J, W. McCann, an old-time
prospector in Montana and the
Block hills, arrived from tho
Eureka camp on the reservation
last evening. He says the camp
is on the head of the San Poil,
about 24 miles south of Carson,
13. C, It is easy of access, a
stage line connecting it with
Marcus, with twice a week service, Mr. McCann said: "There
are excellent prospects in the
camp, judging from the surface
showings. The ore so far as
known is of a concentrating
character, being iron sulphides
carrying gold. The concentrates
can be treated by the cyanide
'•The ledges in this section,"
lontinued Mr, McCann, "are the
strongest I have ever seen, the
ire being exposed in many places
for several hundred feet on the
iirl'aee, The widths of tho veins
have not yet been determined.
Claims are staked for a distance
uf four miles, two and three lo-
nitons witle, There is plenty
uf water and timber for mining
ami milling purposes, The distriot is nut more than 2,500 feet
above the sea level, ami work
can easily lie carried on there all
"The formation Is porphyry,
sandstone mid shale, in many respects similar tu lhatin thu Black
hills. Aside from surface work
little has been done, but sufficient
however, to warrant the belief
that lln1 ledges nn' permanent
The National Matte Smelter.
\ practical, cheap and simple
method of matting sulphide ore,
uch as nicklo, copper, gold, and
silver ores, in localities where
lead ores and fuel are scarce and
almost unattainable, our pyritie,
water jacketed Matte Smelter
has been recognized with highly
satisfactory results, and has
been thoroughly tested on various pyritie, sulphide and arsenide ores, in capacity of 2 to 80
tons per day. It is the simpliest
method of gold and silver ore
matting, and concentrating that
is known to-dny.
It requires no extraordinary
skill, no lead ores, no fluxing
material, and no fuel for the smelter after it is started. The sul-
pher in the ore is its natural
fuel only, and its cost has no
comparison with any other process of concentrating.
We are prepared to furnish any
size or capacity plant complete
to substantial mining people, set
it up and furnish our men to run
it, for them on easy payments .
Prices and specifications, with
references and testimonials on
Munufiioturors uf Funniues for Niokle, coppori
Gold, Silver mnl Lent] Ores,
HnoiNCUHs Attn eoNTHAoTOits roil
ST, 1,0ms, Mo.
Giant Powder, Mining Supplies &. Hardware,
Supplies For Miners & Prospectors,
Steamer Annerly,
Will   make    two    trips    each    week
between   Jennings   Montana,   nnd
Fort   Steele, B.C.
Jennings   Montana.
TWO Mi oil.
The hunk UlllllstlcH nl Irulil
Miuli'iil. Aiiirili Thimhtnlniililunsiii [or 18115 lire the niosl satisfactory
lii'iuiu. wiiii tviiuiii iii''S|i,iiii.1. 1,,.1 in-[,.,,.|.   recorded   und show   llinl
in.'iii Im-1 KollnlltiK for Uu' inn-! li'i'liiiui has lull to li" lei alone lo
,iiu„i. 1 r inn ii'uiii'inii-. lu'i ■' 'i i"-;,i 111 in 11 thoroughly rioiind ecu
noil tu Spain the urolwir Uiu'llmMI on nomifi condition
Hi,. [Minimi Hull AiL'"iilinn lui-ii hrior
,.|Kl,t. Admiral UmiMafor, Ihn utlnl.lur Hrlltoh Hlilf, Win Alii.nilonou,
Mumrlno, will In eonnoquoi  h I u|    Manilla, lJtilll|i|ilni IhIiiikIh, Ann III
ui naval iilfliwm 10 t;iu-
lllllll   fill'   Hi''   |.lll'.'!IUH'   of
Siiiui-in. liijli I: ^ ili-|inirli troll
N'i'iilli, K0VUII inlli'- I11I111 lii'i'iMiiinniiiii'i'i
Umi Hi minora tvui nlotnliotl in llrlo
Hrltliih    lil|
1 Hill
,lin SlniHi, ll
„, kpi'lllS! 1
i ul -'11 11,  1
tiiii.' nu .'if 1
lila I' siultiiiii
i- |mi't, nu- iilinn-
lllo li oui'lli mnl
',i'ii' ni-iiili-r-  ul
I,,.,' i'ii'u ui'.. im- ui, Tin' Mum I'.
HUilTortl iiu^ ImlM n" illuiitiiluo. N. s.
IV., In ItH!!.   '-Hi'' i'l'Ki-l'i'il I Ball l"ii-.
.■li pil l« un »'i|il,i..iuii ilil«nlti'i'iiuiiii   nnil nun mi null U 1   H' SmiHv
The Hull mines smeltm' pi'o
dtici'd lusi  wooli 1511,280 pounds Uriel, has 1 11 iiomptetotl
 ._ .... I   it,..,.  ...111  1... 11..:..!....I ,.. 1
The Whitewater mine in tho
Slocan presents a lino appearance, In No. 2 tunnel they have
live feet of Kill-ounce ore. In
No. II tunnel tho slopes show
seven feel of 1)0 ounce ore, and
in No. 4 tunnel 11! inches of ilii
ounce ore,
The Canadian Pitollic Mining
and Milling company has com-
ploted arrangements witli tlie
CntQrville macliine works for the
erection of a concentrator noar
Ainsworth, says the Nelson
Tribune, The contract price of
new mill is said to be *10,000,
M, A, Eolnian, representing the
Cartorville. Mo,, compnny, is
now on (he ground, Ho expects
to have the mill running in iio
Whole. Mountain Ablano—Fourth
of July Ditch Under Way.
Eighteen hundred feel of ihe
Fourth ol' .Tuly ditch, being constructed to bring water lo ihe
Keystone mine in Hie Vault dis-
of matte, vol I til *I7.h|h,
A shipment ol' oi ore from 1 )><■
Lincoln group ol' milieu, lu the
Slocan, will On made In nboiil
two weeks,
Thorn were HOO Ions ol' ore
shipped from  Uie Wm'   ISitglo
mine  lo tlit- Trull Hinoltei' he-
tn llio IIIH, ami lllsl of .Inly.
The llio Three Cold Mining
roiii|iliny ol'  Spokane  has  heen
Incorporated    with  $11,500,000,
Th" lll'Sl ll'iislees lire 11. (I, (I.
fjiibiiroo, ,ln,v !'• li'mviiH and
Waller Mclioniilil
Sohsci'lhe  for The   Pl'OSpPiitor
dilcli will lie llliisliod to llle pen-
slock in n few days. The heavy
log iliim supporting a large din
eiiiliauknieiil is In place and
will he heavily I'lpruppud wilh
The enlll'u iiiotinta'ui on Ihe
o|i|ioslle side ot fiiitrlh of July
creek is in a lilnze ami Ihe nights
ui'e ns lighl its (Illy. A few days
ago a force of men wus soul oui
lo provenl ihe lint from crossing
Ihe creek and endnngeriiig the
Keystone properly.
Iltillim I'risoiiui'K in Alifnittla.
It IsBlilled tlilil Hii'i'i'iii'i i.iiiiii IUillain.
,tlll prlmmoi'ti 111 Ahynslnlii, umi tlmli"
'inuiilion ii- line ill tfi'itill. illBM'Olttti
Golden   B. C.
Confederation   Life   Association.
Canada  Accident  Assurance Co.
Phoenix   Fire   Assurance   Co.   of   London   Eng.
Phoenix   of   Hartford.
Liverpool, London, Globe, and Atlas Assurance Co's.
Western Assurance Co. British Assurance Co.
Pacific Coast, Fire Insurance Co.
And   The
Connecting   with   The
Season   of   I Kill!,
To   take   effect   May   Isl.
iioinii   south.
Leave Golden I it,in, Tuesdays,
Arrive Fort Steele,!) p.m. Wednesdays,
Leave Fori Sloete, la.in. Thursdays & Sundays,
Arrive Jennings 11 p.m.Thursdays & Sundays,
ClOlNCI    NOH'I'll,
Leave Jennings -I il.nl, Tuesdays ot I'Yiduys.
Arrive Port Steele 11 p.m, Wednesdays & Saturdays.
Leave Fort Steele 4 a.m. Tuesdays,
Arrive Golden i) a.m, Thursdays.
Port    Steele    EC,
Now under manageinenl, of
Is a large and attractive Hotel
of qutol  elegance In nil iis
itppolntmentui  with a
ciisine of siiperioi'
excel leuce,
Special rules hy ihe month,
James High warden,
Tnlluorlul     AiilM,
Shaving & Ilaii-cutting.
l'A'i.,»llll,l«   Nclll   *  -CoMl
H'llOIJiSAI.Ii <!• lUi'l'/Hh
Meals Delivered al The Mines lit
Reasonable [-'rices,
Hot Anil Cold Bitty
Washing & Mwulinll*
Mrs. Lewki


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